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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-067, #0243 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-067, #02
avers:- Three lines with crosses at the ends and four crosses, two dots on each side; border of dots.
revers:- Cross with circles at the ends, dots in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11,6 mm, weight: 0,20 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-067, CHN-1-160, Huszar-180,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
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Troas, Ilion, SNG Cop 34743 viewsTroas, Ilion mint, c. 300 - 240 B.C. AE, 1.84g 12mm, SNG Cop 347
O: Head of Athena, l., in crested Attic helmet
R: IΛI, Athena Ilias standing left, holding filleted spear and distaff
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Macedonia, Thessaloniki43 viewsHead of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy / QESSALONIKI, goat standing right.
AE18. 6.0g.
SNGCop 365.
2 commentsDino
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Caesarea Maritima. Herennia Etruscilla, 249-251 AD Æ 27mm 43 viewsCaesarea Maritima. Herennia Etruscilla, 249-251 AD Æ 27mm
Obv:bust r.hair in plait tiad up at back of head
REV:Roma nikophora seated to left on throne
COL PRI AVG F C CAES METRPS
Maritima
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Spain, Torralba d'en Salord43 viewsPlace: Torralba d'en Salord, Menorca
Country: Spain

Torralba d'en Salord is a prehistoric talaiotic settlement located on the island of Minorca between the towns of Mahon and Alayor. Chronologically, it lies between 1000 BC and the Roman conquest. Although it lasted until the Middle Ages.

The large T-shaped monument that is depicted in the photo is called a Taula, and it's probably a sanctuary. A U-shaped wall encloses the Taulas; these precincts are 3000 years old, but the age of its central monuments is unknown. This Taula measures 5 meters tall and it's the largest of its kind.
Viriathus
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Italy, Ostia - 43 viewsJohny SYSEL
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Alexios I. Komnenos, 1081 - 111843 viewsAlexios I. Komnenos, 1081 - 1118. Silberhistamenon 1082/1087. Christus auf Thron / Kaiserbüste mit Kreuz und Kreuzglobus. DOC 2b; Ratto 2064. Alexios
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Ionia Teos Stater43 viewsIonia, Teos. Circa 510-490 BC. AR Stater (11.74 gm, 21mm). Obv.: Griffin with curled wings seated right, forepaw raised; club before. Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square. J.M.Balcer, The Early Silver Coinage of Teos, SNR 47, 1968, 22. Jan Terje R
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Ionia, Miletos, 1/24 stater43 viewsca. 600-550 BC
EL5, 0.41g
obv: lion’s head facing
rev: incuse punch
(SNG Kayhan 453; Klein 416)
ex CNG, dealer's picture
1 commentsareich
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Judaea, First Jewish War AR Shekel43 viewsObv. "Shekel of Israel", ritual chalice with pearled rim, base raised by projections on ends; date above.
Rev. "Jerusalem the Holy", staff with three pomegranate buds, round base.
Mint: Year 2, 66/67 AD.

22mm 13.22g

Hendin 1358, TJC 193
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MOESIA, ISTROS AR DRACHM43 viewsMoesia, Istros AR Drachm.
4th Century BC.
Facing male heads, the left inverted / ISTPIH, sea-eagle left grasping dolphin with talons, AG monogram below dolphin.
BMC 246; SNG Munich 236; SNG Copenhagen 192; Pick AMNG 417.
20mm, 5.02g.

Ex Roma Numismatics LTD

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

1 commentsCurtis H
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Italy- Forum Romanum- Part of the Forum of Caesar and a statue of Ceasar43 viewsThe Forum of Caesar, in addition to being one of the most evident monuments of self-representation of political power, was constructed as an extension to the Roman Forum. Caesar himself behaved like a greco-oriental sovereign, escorted by a procession of elephants and, against every republican norm, once received the Senate sitting in the center of the temple. The dictator also had placed in front the temple a statue of himself riding Bucefalo, the celebrated horse of Alexander the Great and symbol of absolute power. The Temple of Venus Genetrix, intentionally placed at the end of the piazza was the unifying and conclusive element to the architectural complex. This strict centralized vision corresponded to the ideological function, following the propaganda of the Hellenistic sanctuaries.
The choice of the Forum site is also significant: the future dictator didn't want to be far from the central power, represented in the Curia, seat of the Senate. In fact, not long before Caesar's death, the Senate agreed to reconstruct the Curia on the site.
John Schou
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Italy- Pompeii- a bar43 viewsFOOD AND WINE SHOP Via dell'Abbondanza Pompeii
The thermopolium was a shop selling wine and warm food. At this busy corner on the Via dell'Abbondanza, the food was kept in terra-cotta pots sunk in the serving counter. It could be eaten at the shop or taken out.
John Schou
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Geta - ADVENTVS AVG43 viewsAR Denarius, Rome, 211 (3.01gm)
RIC IVi.84, RCV.7243 (R)
Ox: P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT
O: Laureate head right.
Rx: ADVENTVS AVGVSTI
R: Geta on horseback pacing left, right hand raised, holding scepter in left.

ex. Henry Clay Lindgren
Paul DiMarzio
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Tye 14.1, Deyell 4543 viewsShahis (ca. 850-1,000 A.D.). AR jital, possibly Ohind mint, average silver content ca. 69%, average weight 3.3 g., 18 mm.

Obv: Recumbent bull facing left, trishula on its rump, Sri Samanta Deva, in Nagari script, above.

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

Tye rarity rating Abundant.

The history of the Shahi dynasties is almost unknown. The Hindu Shahi dynasty succeeded an earlier Buddhist Shahi dynasty, and was founded in 870 A.D. by Kallar, a Brahmin vazir to the last Buddhist king. The kingdom included portions of Kabulistan (the eastern territories of Greater Khorasan centered around Kabul, now in Afghanistan) and the old province of Gandhara (now in northern Pakistan), with capitals at Kabul and Ohind (in Gandhara). They lost Kabul to the Saminids around 988 A.D. and lost Ohind to Mahmud of Ghazni around 988 A.D. The coins bearing the legend Sri Samanta Deva (= Lord Feudatory Chief) were issued further east and later (albeit, with overlap) than those bearing the legend Sri Spalapati Deva (= Lord Commander of the Army).
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JÓZSEF I. (Joseph I. Habsburg) (1705-1711A.D.) AR-Medal,43 viewsJÓZSEF I. (Joseph I. Habsburg) (1705-1711A.D.) AR-Medal,
avers:- IOSEPH IM NAHMEN UND ERBRECHT DER ERSTE•, •I•K• behind the bust,
revers:- DIR UND DEINEM SAMEN NACHDIR•,
exerg: -/-//DEN 9 DEC •1687•, diameter: 34mm, weight:14,87g, axes:0h,
material: AR, mint: , artist: , date: A.D.,
ref:
Q-001
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Sultans of Juanpor43 viewsHussain Shah ibn Mahumd 863-905
893AD
Tanka
AR19 (4.5mm thick)
Ref. Mitchiner 2896

-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
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43 viewsJULIAN II - AE1 - 361-363 - Mint of Antioch
Obv.: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: SECVRITAS REIPVB
Bull standing right, two stars above; (palm) ANTB (palm).
Maxentius
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JULIAN II AE1 AD360-36343 viewsobv: D.N.FL.CL.IVLIANVS.PF.AVG (bearded, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right)
ref: SECVRITAS.REIPVB / PCONST (bull standing right, two stars above. In right field: eagle standing right on wreath, head up, holding wreath in beak)
rev: RIC VIII-Arles320 (R)
7.88g, 26mm
Rare
berserker
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(01) OCTAVIAN AND DIVUS JULIUS CAESAR43 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
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Julia Mamaea – RIC-360 (Severus Alexander)43 viewsDaughter of Julia Maesa and mother of Severus Alexander. Rome mint, 226AD. Silver denarius, (3.131 gm, 19.7 mm, die axis 180o), Rome mint, obverse IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed draped bust right; reverse VESTA, Vesta veiled standing half-left, palladium in right, long scepter in left; RSC III 81, RIC IV 360, RCV 8217, BMC 3811 commentsBud Stewart
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Iustinianus-I. (527-565 A.D.), AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), SB 0158, Constantinopolis,43 viewsquadrans
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I43 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I (AD 527-565 ) AE 16 Nummi. Thessalonica mint. Obv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG – Pearl-diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed Rev: A in left field, I in center, SP to right; above: [Theta] EW . Exurge: TES = Thessalonica mint: Sear. Byzantine coins and their values., 186B, 5.44 g. dpaul7
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Justin II 565-578 Nicomedia43 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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011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-034-b, #0143 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-034-b, #01
avers:- CALMAN-REX, cross between two lines amongst four dots in quadrilobe; border of dots.
revers:- LADISLAVS-REX, Illegible legend; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11,0 mm, weight: 0,50 g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-034-b, CHN-1-049, Huszar-041,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
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Knidos Drachm43 viewsDrachm of Knidos, Caria
330-250 BC
OBV: Head of Aphrodite, right, wearing stephane, earring and necklace: border of dots.
REV: AYTOKΡΑΤΗΣ, Forepart of Lion, right. KNI mintmark below.
BMI Caria, Cnidus 40, p. 90; SNG Keckman 174-5. BMC 40.
XF, 2.74g 16mm

Ex: Consul Weber Collection (Hirsch XXI, 1908, #3134 p.216);
Ex: Jameson Collection #1537;
Ex: von Aulock Collection #2607;
Ex: Kirk Davis #F98;
Revue Numismatique, 6e se'rie - Tome 154, 1999, #112, p.71, plate VIII;
NFA XXIX (1992), 145;
MMAG, FPL 383, (1976), 12
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0621 Focas, 602-61043 viewsAV solidus, 21.1mm, 4.4g, Nice VF
Struck at Constantinople 609-610
dNN FOCAS PERP AVC, Draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown and holding globus cruciger / VICTORIA AVGU I, Angel standing facing, holding staff surmounted with Rho and globus cruciger. CON OB in exg, N inner right field.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 621; DO 11c.3
Lawrence Woolslayer
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010 Laszlo-I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-022, #0143 views010 Laszlo-I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-022, #01
avers:- LADISLAVS-REX, Three long crosses in circle of dots with dots in the middle and at the bottom, border of dots.
revers:- LADISLAVS-REX, Cross in circle; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 0,80 g, axis: 11h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-022, CHN-1-033, Huszar-027,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule43 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule (1204-1261) Billon Trachy. Onb.: The Virgin enthroned. Rev.: Emperor standing holding labarum. Sear #2044.dpaul7
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule43 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule (1204-1261) Billon Trachy. Onb.: The Virgin enthroned. Rev.: Emperor standing holding labarum. Sear #2044.dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Leo AE4 457-474 Nicomedia (NIC)43 viewsObv: Indistinct Legend
Rev: Emperor with Long Cross and Captive
RIC X 707
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Licinius I RIC VII 1743 viewsObv:IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG
laureate head right
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI
Jupiter standing left, chamlys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre, Victory on globe in right hand, eagle with wreath to left. G to right
•SIS• in ex.
22mm 3.1gm
OWL365
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Licinius I AE3 318-320 AD43 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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Lion 243 viewsMiletos Ionia SNG COP 952Ghengis_Jon
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029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the greath) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432g, #0143 views029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the greath) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, U-432g, #01quadrans
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Lucania Thourioi 443-400 b.c. Ar Stater43 viewsObv/ Laureate head of Athena with attic helmet right
Rev/ ΘΟΥΡΙΩΝ - Charging bull right, fish right in exergue
SNG Cop 1405; SGCV 435; SNG ANS 900; ALFA Thu370
19 mm; 7,7 g
Purchased from Numismatica Luca Brumurelli - Selvazzano Dentro (Pd), Italy
2 commentsTaras
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Lydia, Sardeis, Athena/Temple, AE2043 views20mm, 4.38g
obv: EΠI TI KΛA ΦIΛINOY CTPA; helmeted bust of Thena (or Roma) left
rev: EΠ [MAPΧEΛΛOV TO B?]; CAPΔIANΩN; quadristyle temple

SNG Leypold -; cf. SNG Aulock 3137 (bust right)
1 commentsareich
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Lysimachus Posthujous Tetradrachm43 viewsCurrently unattributed.2 commentscliff_marsland
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Marcus Aurelius, RIC 912, Sestertius of AD 16543 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.8g, Ø 33mm, 12h), Rome mint, struck between August and December of the year AD 165.
Obv.: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG AMENIACVS P M, laureate bust of Marcus Aurelius facing right.
Rev.: TR POT XTX IMP III COS III (around edge) S C (in field), Providentia standing, holding a wand and a long sceptre; globe at her feet..
RIC 912 (S)
ex Cayón auction June 2009.
Charles S
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43 viewsMacedon. Acanthus. Late 5th Century – 348 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.16 gm).
Obverse: Forepart of bull running left, head reverted
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse with granular surface.
Ex: Freeman and Sear Fixed Price List 10, lot 152
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A147-15 - Arcadio (383 - 408 D.C.)43 viewsAE2 Maiorina 23 x 22 mm 5.1 gr.
Hijo mayor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias orientales.

Anv: "DN ARCADI - VS PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, portando lanza y escudo, viendo a derecha. Sobre su cabeza una mano sostiene una corona de laureles.
Rev: "GLORIA RO - MANORVM" - Emperador vestido militarmente de pié de frente, viendo a izquierda, portando labarum (estandarte militar con signo Chi-Ro en su bandera) en mano derecha y descansando la izquierda en su escudo. A su izquierda un prisionero sentado a izquierda viendo a derecha. "SMHA" en exergo.

Acuñada 383 - 387 D.C.
Ceca: Heraclea (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.X (Heraclea) #12 Pag.195 - DVM #24 Pag.325 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9313.c. Pag.295 - Sabatier #29
mdelvalle
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf -554/25, LEG-XI, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,43 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf -554/25, LEG-XI, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-XI, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,29g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: B.C., ref: Crawford-544/25, Sydneham-1229, RSC-39,
Q-001
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M. ANTONIUS Legionary Denarius, RSC 2743 viewsOBV: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REV: LEG XI, eagle between standards
3.1g, 16mm

Minted at Patrae, 32-31 BC
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 24. Macrinus & Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) 6.24.38.1143 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 12.24g, 26.31mm, 195°
struck under governor Furius Pontianus
obv. AVT K OPEL CEVH MAKREINOC KM OPEL ANTWNEINOC
Confronting heads of Macrinus, laureate, r., and Diadumenian, bare-headed, l.
rev. VP PONTIANOV MAR - KIANOPOLEITWN
City-goddess (Tyche), in long garment, wearing mural crown, stg. l., head r., holding cornucopiae in r. arm and resting with l. hand on rudder stg. on globe
E in r. field (for pentassarion)
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 759 (1 ex., Vienna)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.24.38.11
very rare, VF/about VF, nice green patina

Pick writes: "This type of Tyche, with cornucopiae and sceptre, could be copied from the type of Tomi (pl. VII, 20ff.); but it is possible too that the left hand is resting on a rudder (similar to n.776, pl.XIX, 9), so that we have here a depiction of Tyche but an unusual one."
On this coin the rudder is clearly visible, so Pick is right with his second suggestion!
1 commentsJochen
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400-350 BC - Maroneia, Thrace - Sear 1636 - Horse Obverse - Vine in Square Reverse43 viewsMaroneia, Thrace
Date: ca. 400-350 BC
Condition: Fair
Size: AE17

Obverse: Horse prancing right; NK monogram beneath.

Reverse: MAPΩNITΩN around three sides of linear square containing vine; YE monogram beneath.

Sear 1636; BMC Thrace, pg. 129, #65;
SNG Cop, Thrace, #628-633
3.35g; 17.0mm; 135°
Pep
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Phoenicia, Marathos, Duyrat 318 (D1/R2)43 viewsPhoenicia, Marathos, Year 130 (130/129 BC) AE, 21mm 7.70g,
Duyrat 318 (D1/R2)
O: Laureate head of Zeus right
R: Filleted double cornucopia; date to right, Phoenician lettering to left and below
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Israel, Masada - Roman Encampment and Seige Ramp43 viewsLooking down on the stone wall outlines of one of the Roman encampments (middle upper right) that surrounded the fortress of Masada (another of Herod's Palaces in its glory days). The Roman seige ramp is to the lower left.Lloyd
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1307a, Maxentius, February 307 - 28 October 312 A.D.43 viewsBronze follis, RIC 163, aEF, Rome mint, 5.712g, 25.6mm, 0o, summer 307 A.D.; obverse MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse CONSERVATO-RES VRB SVAE, Roma holding globe and scepter, seated in hexastyle temple, RT in ex; rare. Ex FORVM; Ex Maridvnvm


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

Maxentius (306-312 A.D.)

Michael DiMaio, Jr.
Salve Regina University

Marcus Aurelius Valerius Maxentius, more commonly known as Maxentius, was the child of the Emperor Maximianus Herculius and the Syrian, Eutropia; he was born ca. 278 A.D. After Galerius' appointment to the rank of Caesar on 1 March 293, Maxentius married Galerius' daughter Valeria Maximilla, who bore him a son named Romulus and another son whose name is unknown. Due to his haughty nature and bad disposition, Maxentius could seldom agree with his father or his father-in-law; Galerius' and Maximianus Herculius' aversion to Maxentius prevented the young man from becoming a Caesar in 305. Little else is known of Maxentius' private life prior to his accession and, although there is some evidence that it was spent in idleness, he did become a Senator.

On 28 October 306 Maxentius was acclaimed emperor, although he was politically astute enough not to use the title Augustus; like the Emperor Augustus, he called himself princeps. It was not until the summer of 307 that he started using the title Augustus and started offending other claimants to the imperial throne. He was enthroned by the plebs and the Praetorians. At the time of his acclamation Maxentius was at a public villa on the Via Labicana. He strengthened his position with promises of riches for those who helped him obtain his objective. He forced his father Maximianus Herculius to affirm his son's acclamation in order to give his regime a facade of legitimacy. His realm included Italy, Africa, Sardinia, and Corsica. As soon as Galerius learned about the acclamation of Herculius' son, he dispatched the Emperor Severus to quell the rebellion. With the help of his father and Severus' own troops, Maxentius' took his enemy prisoner.

When Severus died, Galerius was determined to avenge his death. In the early summer of 307 the Augustus invaded Italy; he advanced to the south and encamped at Interamna near the Tiber. His attempt to besiege the city was abortive because his army was not large enough to encompass the city's fortifications. Negotiations between Maxentius and Galerius broke down when the emperor discovered that the usurper was trying to win over his troops. Galerius' troops were open to Maxentius' promises because they were fighting a civil war between members of the same family; some of the soldiers went over to the enemy. Not trusting his own troops, Galerius withdrew. During its retreat, Galerius' army ravaged the Italian countryside as it was returning to its original base. If it was not enough that Maxentius had to deal with the havoc created by the ineffectual invasions of Severus and Galerius, he also had to deal with his father's attempts to regain the throne between 308 and 310. When Maximianus Herculius was unable to regain power by pushing his son off his throne, he attempted to win over Constantine to his cause. When this plan failed, he tried to win Diocletian over to his side at Carnuntum in October and November 308. Frustrated at every turn, Herculius returned to his son-in-law Constantine's side in Gaul where he died in 310, having been implicated in a plot against his son-in-law. Maxentius' control of the situation was weakened by the revolt of L. Domitius Alexander in 308. Although the revolt only lasted until the end of 309, it drastically cut the size of the grain supply availble for Rome. Maxentius' rule collapsed when he died on 27 October 312 in an engagement he had with the Emperor Constantine at the Milvian Bridge after the latter had invaded his realm.

Copyright (C) 1996, Michael DiMaio, Jr.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
1 commentsCleisthenes
maximianus_RIC404v.jpg
285-305 AD - MAXIMIANUS AE antoninianus43 viewsobv: IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG (radiate, helmeted cuirassed bust right)
rev: PAX AVGG (Minerva standing left, olive branch upward in right hand, spear in left and resting left hand on shield), star on left field, A in ex.
ref: RIC Vii 404v, Cohen 427 (3frcs)
mint: Lugdunum, struck AD 292-293
3.61 gms, 22 mm
Rare
1 commentsberserker
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Medieval Brooch AR-002, Fibula #089,43 viewsMedieval Brooch AR-002, Fibula #089,
size:20x20mm,
thickness:1,2mm
weight:2,07g
mint: ???
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-003
quadrans
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Nero Aureus43 viewsRIC 59, C 313 Aureus
Obv: NEROCAESARAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: No legend Exe: SALVS - Salus seated left, holding patera.
1 commentsanthivs
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Bohemia. Wladislaus II (1471-1516)43 viewsBohemia. Wladislaus II (1471-1516)

Castelin __, Fiala/Donebauer 947, cf. Saurma 407/182

AR pragergroschen, 32 mm., Kutná Hora mint.

Obv: + DEI x/x GRATIA + REX x/x BOEmIE / + WLADISLAUS SECVnDVS, crown in center.

Rev: + * GROSSI * PRAGENSIS, crown double-tailed lion facing left.

The groschen of Prague (pragergroschen) were first minted in July 1300 during the reign of Wenceslas II (1278-1305), following the discovery of exceptionally rich silver deposits at Kutná Hora in 1298. It was struck, with the design essentials unchanged for roughly 250 years. The pragergroschen played the same role in central Europe that was played by the denier tournois further west. Its preeminence in Germany postponed the appearance of native groschen over much of the region for over 150 years.

The coinage was debased under Wencelsas IV (1378-1419), and none were minted during the reigns of Sigismund (1420-37), Albert (1437-39) and Ladislas Postumus (1453-57). When minting was revived toward the end of the reign of George Podĕbrad (1458-71), they were struck to a much lower standard, having a fineness of only 10 lot (625/1000) and a silver content of 1.69 gr., which was barely half that of the original pragergoschen of Wenceslas II. It was then reckoned 24 instead of 12 to the ducat, and fell further when it was debased (to a weight of around 1.25 gr.) toward the end of the reign of Wladislaus II.
Stkp
Monaco.jpg
Monaco43 viewsKM111 - 1 Franc - 1924
KM131 - 20 Francs - 1951
Daniel F
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Maximinus II, Antioch - RIC VI 16243 viewsMaximinus II Follis
obv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG. Laureate head right
rev: GENIO AVGVSTI. Genius standing left, Victory on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
right field: B
left field: *
exergue: ANT
Struck 311-312 A.D. at Antioch
RIC VI 162
Van Meter 10
Jericho
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Gordian III, Rome43 viewsAntoninianus
obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rev: P M TR P V COS II P P. Gordian, dressed in military dress, standing right, holding spear and globe.
Struck 242-243 A.D. at Rome
1 commentsJericho
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Constantius II, Constantinople - RIC VIII 8443 viewsConstantius II Centenionalis
obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG. Diad., dr. & cuir. bust left, holding globe
rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Constantius II standing left, holding standard with chi-ro in right hand, shield in left, two captives standing at his feet.
exergue: CONSA (or last letter H?)
Struck 326-361 A.D. at Constantinople
RIC VIII 84
Van Meter 87
Jericho
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Constantius II, Constantinople - RIC VIII 8243 viewsConstantius II Centenionalis
obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG. Diadamed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier spearing fallen horsemen, who reaches back.
left field: gamma
exergue: CONS delta *
Struck 348-351 A.D. at Constantinople
RIC VIII 82
Van Meter 90
Jericho
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Elagabalus Provincial, Nikopolis AE2943 viewsobv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
rev: Nike advancing left, holding wreath, looking right.
Struck 218-222 A.D. at Nikopolis under Legate Novius Rufus
2 commentsJericho
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Crispus, Siscia - RIC VII 18143 viewsCrispus AE3
obv: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB C. Laureate head right.
rev: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM VOT X. VOT X enclosed in laurel wreath.
exergue: ASIS sun
Struck 321-324 A.D. at Siscia
RIC VII 181 (scarce)
Jericho
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Caracalla Provincial, Nicaea, AE2843 viewsobv: Laureate bust right
rev: Serapis standing facing, head left, raising right hand, holding sceptre in left.
Struck 196-217 A.D. at Nicaea
1 commentsJericho
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Constantius Gallus, Siscia - RIC VIII 35143 viewsConstantius Gallus AE3
obv: D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who reaches back
Struck 351-354 A.D. at Siscia
RIC VIII 351
Jericho
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Constantine I, Nicomedia - RIC VII 2343 viewsAE3
obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG. Draped bust left, holding mappa in left hand, globe and sceptre in right
rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG. Jupiter, chlamys over shoulder, leaning on sceptre, holding Victory on globe, palm below.
left field: palm
right field: S
exergue: SMN
Struck 317-320 A.D. in Nicomedia
RIC VII 23 (R2)
Jericho
myrene1.jpg
Myrina AR Tetradrachm43 viewsMyrina -- AR tetradrachm Laureate head of Apollo right / Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch and phiale; omphalos and amphora at feet, monogram to left. Sacks Issue 46, 98f/2 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen -. From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex Coin Galleries (23 March 1971), lot 46.featherz
Mysia AE15 Athena Owl smaller.jpg
Mysia, Pergamon AE1543 viewsobv: Head of Athena right
rev: Owl on palm branch, wings spread
Struck 2nd-1st Century BC
SG 3963
Jericho
Nerva new.jpg
Nerva, AR Denarius43 views1 commentsOptimus
Nerva.jpg
Nerva43 viewsAD 96-98. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.47 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 97. Laureate head right / Clasped hands. RIC II 14; RSC 20

The reverses of Roman coins often reveal the issues of the time. Nerva would not need to advertise that he had achieved concord with the army unless the relationship had been a problem. Often coins conveyed hope for progress not yet achieved and sometimes reverse types were completely fictional. In this case, Nerva's adoption of Trajan, a general on the German frontier, as Caesar and heir, successfully established harmony with the army.
3 commentsNemonater
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Silandus, Lydia, early 3rd Century A.D.43 views AE 15 mm 2.5 grams early 3rd Century A.D.
OBV :: CILAN-DOC, turreted bust of city-goddess right
REV :: CILANDEWN, crescent and two stars
EX :: none
minted in Silandus
BMC Lydia p. 280, 14,
Graded VF
ex-Forvm ancient coins
purchased 05/2008
Johnny
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) 8.10.14.04 (plate coin)43 viewsCommodus ,AD 177-192
AE 16, 2.73g, 16.20mm, 315°
obv. [MAR?] AVRH - KOMMO[DOC]
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLI
in ex. PROC I - C / TRON
nude Herakles resting l. on lion-skin, holding club beneath
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.10.14.4 (plate coin)
rare, F+/about VF, brown patina

Reminiscent of the type of Eros reclining r. on lionskin (?), holding torch almost horizontally beneath him, known at Nicopolis for Caracalla Caesar and Julia Domna, AMNG 1468 and 1489, pl. XVI.4. There, however, one of Eros' wings is clearly visible above him. I'm not sure Eros is meant under Commodus too, since the all-important wing isn't visible. (Curtis Clay)

Where did I read that the Caracalla Eros Æ21 (Caesar) is as Eros also known elsewhere where Eros is playing Herakles, and is here sleeping as a very weary Herakles from all his Labors? So both answers may be true, or the wing (given Commodus's die engraver) might just not show. (Pat Lawrence)
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) 8.26.08.14 (plate coin)43 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 17, 3.3g, 16.98mm, 45°
obv. AVT KM AVR - ANTW[NINOC]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON .
Bunch of grapes hanging at a twig with two tandrils
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2034
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3824
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.26.8.14 (plate coin)
about VF/VZ

One of the most beautiful bunch of grapes I have ever seen!
4 commentsJochen
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Punic 3 shekels43 views3 shekels - Utica. Circa 1st Century BC. Æ 28mm (16.75 gm). Jugate busts of the Dioskouri right. Above, two stars / Two horses standing right; Punic '>TG' above.

Mazard 341; SNG 428.
2 commentsTanit
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Kamnaskires-Orodes, AE Dachm43 viewsKamnaskires-Orodes, Early-mid 2nd Century A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bearded bust facing, hair in thick and curly tufts on the side of the head. Pellet and crescent above an anchor, with a double cross bar, to the right.
Rev: Draped full-face bust of Belos, with horns on forehead and lateral tufts of hair. Circular legend around.

Weight: 3.3 grams

van't Haaff 12.2.1-1B
de Morgan 48
Sear GIC 5907
Alram 482ff
BMC 28 267 64ff (listed under Orodes II)
Howard Cole
ORVOSOK-es-TERMESZETVIZSGALOK_Rimaszombat_1866_BR-Medal-Q-001_0h_44,00mm_53,95g-s.jpg
MAGYAR ORVOSOK és TERMÉSZETVIZSGÁLÓK (1866) AE-Medal, Rimaszombat, "HUNGARIAN PHYSICIAN and NATURALIST (1866), Scientific Conference, Rimaszombat"43 viewsMAGYAR ORVOSOK és TERMÉSZETVIZSGÁLÓK (1866) AE-Medal, Rimaszombat,
"HUNGARIAN PHYSICIAN and NATURALIST (1866), Scientific Conference, Rimaszombat"
avers:
revers:
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 44,00mm, weight:53,95g, axes:0h,
material: AE (Br), mint: , artist: , date: 1866 A.D.,
ref:
Q-001
quadrans
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Otho Denarius43 viewsDenarius, March - April 69 (Rome)
Obv: IMPOTHOCAESARAVGTRP - Bare head right.
Rev: PONTMAX - Ceres standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia.

1 commentsanthivs
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Trebonianus gallus Ros-178 AE2443 viewsObv:bust r,laur wearing paludamentum and cuirass
IMPCCVIBGALLVSPFAVG
Rev:two eagles addorsed flanking vexillum,wreaths in the eagle's beak
COLPFAVGFC CAESMETPRSP
ex:AI
AE24
amibosam
Papia1.JPG
L Papius Denarius Serratus, 79 BC43 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right, wearing goatskin, symbol behind
Gryphon dancing right, symbol below, ex. L PAPI
Syd 773, Cr384/1, Papia 1
This coin has been identified as a cast fake that has emerged in the last year.
whitetd49
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Parthian Empire, Mithradates II, c. 123 - 88 B.C.43 viewsSilver drachm; SGCV 7372, (Selwood 28.3); Weight 4.1gr., Max Diameter 20.38 mm. Obv: long-bearded, cuir. bust l. wearing tiara with six-point star, circular border of pellets, Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ. Slightly toned, concave from the rev. side hard strike.

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

Steve E
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Macedonia, Pella, (168-158 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 266, ΠΕΛΛ-ΗΣ, Bull grazing right, #1 43 viewsMacedonia, Pella, (168-158 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 266, ΠΕΛΛE/N/-ΗΣ, Bull grazing right, #1
Avers:- Helmeted head of Athena right,
Revers: - ΠΕΛΛE above and N/ -ΗΣ below, bull grazing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19-21mm, weight: 6,16g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Pella, date: 168-158 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 266, Moushmov 6453; BMC 76.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Macedonia, Pella, (168-158 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 266, ΠΕΛΛ-ΗΣ, Bull grazing right, #243 viewsMacedonia, Pella, (168-158 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 266, ΠΕΛΛ-ΗΣ, Bull grazing right, #2
Avers:- Helmeted head of Athena right,
Revers: - ΠΕΛΛ above and -ΗΣ below, bull grazing right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19 mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Macedonia, Pella, date: 168-158 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 266, Moushmov 6453; BMC 76.,
Q-002
quadrans
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Mysia, Pergamon - 2nd-1st cent. BC - AE1843 viewsAE18 6.80g
obv: Head of Athena right, in crested helm
rev: Trophy of arms, (A)THENAS - NIKEPHOROU either side. Pergamon monogram to lower right, monogram between trophy and text to left
SG3960v(monogram), SNG Cop 393-5v(monogram).
Dealer's note: Unusual in that the monogram is to the left
Jericho
Pergamontet.JPG
Mysia, Pergamon AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm43 viewsCista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath.
Bow-case with serpents, PER monogram to left, FI above, snake-entwined staff to right.
Kleiner 50, 76-67 BC.
whitetd49
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Peru 1912 FG 1/2 Dinero - NGC MS 6743 viewsPeru 1912 FG 1/2 Dinero
NGC MS67

*note the prooflike fields.
rexesq
philadelphia.jpg
Philadelphia AE2443 viewsPhiladelphia AE24, imperial times.
Obv: ΔHMOC, draped bust of young Demos right, hair long and bound with taenia.
Rev: ΦΛ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN NEΩKOPΩN, lion walking right.
Ø 24 mm, 7.08 g
BMC 43
3 commentsPscipio
Philippus_II_fb.jpg
Philippus II. antoninianus43 viewsSAECVLVM NOVVM
Antiochia mint
rare
3 commentsTibsi
Philip_I_elephant_and_rider.jpg
43 viewsPhilip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 3.47 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 249. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Elephant advancing left, guided by mahout holding goad and wand. RIC IV 58; RSC 17.

Coin and photo Ex:CNG
2 commentspaul1888
PhilWolf.JPG
Philip I - Wolf and twins43 viewsIMP PHILIPPVS AVG
SAECVLARES AVGG
Wolf left, suckling Romulus and Remus, II ex.
RIC 14, C 178
Rome, 248 AD
whitetd49
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Procopius REPARATIO FEL TEMP43 viewsProcopius, AE3, 365-66 A.D., Constantinople (?) mint.
OBV: DN PROCOPIVS PF AVG, diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
REV: REPARATIO FEL TEMP, Procopius standing, head right, holding labarum with cross (is it a cross?) and leaning on shield. Not sure of exergue.
ancientcoins
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Gordian III AEQVITAS AVG43 viewsGordian III, AR antoninianus, 238-39 A.D, Antioch.
OBV: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
REV: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
1 commentsancientcoins
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Claudius II Gothicus FORTVNAE RED43 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, 268-270 A.D., Milan mint.
OBV: IMP CLAVDIVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
REV: FORTVNAE RED, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia, S in exergue.
ancientcoins
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Poppaea (63 - 65 A.D.)43 viewsBillon tetradrachm
O: NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AY, radiate head right.
R.ΠOΠΠAIA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Poppaea right, date LI right (year 10).
Alexandria mint 63 - 64 A.D.
12.5g
25mm
Milne 216, Curtis 132, RPC I 5275, Geissen 157

Ex. Harlen J. Berk
6 commentsMat
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Constantine I the Great Posthumous Commemorative 43 views AE4
Mint: Cyzicus;DATE: 347-348 AD
Obv: DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG, Veiled bust right.
Rev: Veiled emperor standing right, VN / MR across field.
Exergue: SMKB
Size:17X15mm; ? gms
Ref: RIC VIII 46
9 commentsbrian l
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Postumus DIANAE LVCIFERAE RIC V/2 29943 viewsAnt, 20mm, 4.11g.

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

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

Trier, Officina B, Issue 4.

RIC v/2 299, Common.
2 commentsRobert_Brenchley
Postumus IMP X COS V RIC 289.jpg
Postumus IMP X COS V RIC V/2 28943 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.81g.

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

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

Trier, Officina B, Issue 7. AD 269.

RIC V/2 289, Scarce.

Struck at the end of Postumus' reign, and silvered not billon.
Robert_Brenchley
PostumusAntPAx.jpg
Postumus43 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
Cuirassed, draped and radiated bust right
R/ PAX - AVG
Pax walking left

Antoninianus struck 263 -265 in TRIER, 3° emission
C.220 - RIC.78 - Elmer 333 - Cunetio 2405 - AGK.51
gb29400
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Postumus Double Sestertius43 viewsObv. IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P I AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. EXERCITVS AVG S C, emperor on horseback left, raising right hand and addressing three soldiers standing to left before, each holding signa.
Mint: Cologne, 260 AD.

33mm 37.94g

RIC 116, Bastien 20-21


Soon after seizing control of Roman Gaul and Germania, Postumus commenced an impressive coinage to pay his soldiers to keep them loyal to his breakaway regime. One of his decisions was to revive the short-lived double sestertius denomination introduced by Trajan Decius about a decade before. These bronzes can be identified as double sestertii by the use of a radiate crown on the obverse; however they are often overstruck on older sestertii and hence no bigger or heavier than the single denomination. At 33mm and 37.94 grams, his remarkable piece is actually the same diameter and weight as the Trajan Decius coin. It ranks among the largest Postumus double sestertii on record, and quite possibly is the largest and heaviest ever offered at public auction. The reverse type is likewise one of the rarest for this rebel emperor. (Heritage)
3 commentskc
Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG-(F)_PROVIDENTIA-AVG_XXI-A_RIC-726_Siscia-Rome_1st-em_280-AD_Q-001_5h_20,5-22mm_2,94g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 726, Rome (Siscia), PROVIDENTIA-AVG, Bust-F, -/-//XXIA, Providentia standing left, #143 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 726, Rome (Siscia), PROVIDENTIA-AVG, Bust-F, -/-//XXIA, Providentia standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers:- PROVIDENTIA-AVG, Providentia standing left, holding baton and cornucopiae; at foot, globe.
exerg: -/-//XXIA, diameter: 20,5-22mm, weight: 2,94g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome (Siscia), Pink attributes this coin to the first emission of Rome, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 726, p-,
Q-001
quadrans
Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-AVG-(G)_VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG_KHB_RIC-888-p-_Serdica_4th-em_277_or-280-281-AD_Q-001_11h_21,5-23mm_4,40g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 888, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KAB, Emperor riding left,43 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 888, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KAB, Emperor riding left,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated.
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exe: -/-//KAB, diameter: 21,5-23mm, weight: 4,40g, axis: 11h,
mint: Serdica-4th-emiss, date: 277-or-280-281 A.D., ref: RIC-888, p-114,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG-(C)_CLEMENTIA-TEMP_A_XXI_RIC-922_Antioch_2nd-em_280-AD_Q-001_5h_21-21,5mm_4,22g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, A//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,43 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, A//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: A//XXI, diameter: 21-21,5mm, weight: 4,22g, axis: 5h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd emission "dotless series" 1st officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 922, p-120,
Q-001
quadrans
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 747, Siscia, SALVS AVG, Bust-F, -/VII//XXI, Salus standing right, 43 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 747, Siscia, SALVS AVG, Bust-F, -/VII//XXI, Salus standing right,
avers:-IMP-C-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F).
revers:- SALVS-AVG, Salus standing right, feeding serpent rising from altar.
exerg: -/VII//XXI, diameter: 19,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,60g, axes: 7h,
mint: Siscia, 7th emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 747, p-97, Alf: 65, No-53,
Q-001
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 165, Rome, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-F, -/-//R*Δ, Emperor riding left, #143 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 165, Rome, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-F, -/-//R*Δ, Emperor riding left, #1
avers:- IMP-PRO-BVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.(F)
revers:- A-DVENT-V-S-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exerg: -/-//R*Δ, diameter: 23,5mm, weight: 4,07g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 278 A.D., 3rd. emission, ref: RIC-V-II 165, p-35,
Q-001
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Mysia, Pitane, Roma / Telesphorus, AE1443 views14mm, 1.61g
2nd century BC
obv: helmeted bust of Roma right
rev: ΠITANAIΩN; Telesphoros standing facing
areich
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Punic AE 1843 viewsHead of Tanit left, wearing necklace
Head of horse right
18 mm
1 commentsGinolerhino
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Quietus RIC, 9 var.43 viewsQuietus, AD 260-261
AE - Antoninian, 2.57g, 23.4mm
Antiochia AD 261
obv. IMP C FVL QUIETVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. ROMAE AETERNAE
Roma helmeted, seated l. on shield, holding Victory in r. and spear in l. hand
exergue: 2 dots
RIC V/2, 9 var., not recorded; C.11; Göbl 1379f
R2!; VF, attractive sandy green patina
ex Salem coll.
from Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

RIC 9 has listed ex. with 2 dots only with star in left field!
Jochen
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50 B.C. silver denarius of P. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus43 viewsCatalog: Sear 409

Moneyer: P. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus

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

Reverse: Togate figure of M. Claudius Marcellus advancing right, carrying trophy (spolia optima) into tetrastyle temple of Jupiter Feretrius, MARCELLVS on right, COS QVINC on left
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431/1 A. Plautius 43 viewsA. Plautius. Republic: AR Denarius. Hendin 1443. BACCHIVS, IVDAEVS, kneeling figure facing right with palm branch in left hand, camel behind. A PLAVTIVS AED CVR S C, turreted head facing right.

Very worn, but I enjoy the historic significance of this coin. I understand this may be the first coin depicting Roman involvement in Judaea.
1 commentsLucas H
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030 - Vespasian Denarius - RIC ???43 viewsObv:– IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG TR P, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERTAS [PVBLICA], Libertas standing left, holding pileus and staff
Minted in Uncertain mint in Spain. A.D. 70-71
References:– Cohen -. RIC II ???

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049 - Faustina Snr. Denarius - RIC 35943 viewsObv:– DIVA FAVSTINA , Draped Bust head right
Rev:– CERES, Ceres standing left, holding corn-ears and torch
Reference RIC 359
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087 - Gordian III Antoninianus - RIC 00443 viewsObv:– IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing half left, holding globe and transverse sceptre
Minted in Rome. First Issue. End July A.D. 238 – End July A.D. 239
Reference:– Van Meter 47/1, RIC 4, RSC 302
Weight 4.34 gms
Dimensions 23.37mm
maridvnvm
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107 - Gallienus Antoninianus - RIC 64943 viewsObv:– GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, holding shield and spear
Minted in Antioch
Reference:– RIC 649, Gobl 1632i (1 example)
Weight 3.4g
Size 22mm
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132 - Probus - RIC 359 - Bust Type C (Ticinum) (SXXT)43 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FELICITAS SEC, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
Minted in Ticinum (SXXT in exe) Emission 4, Officina 2. A.D. 278
Reference:– RIC 359 Bust type C
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132 - Probus - RIC 028 - Bust Type F (Lugdunum) (III)43 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding two ensigns
Mint – Lugdunum (III) Emission 2, Officina 3, 2nd Phase. November to December A.D. 276
Reference:– Cohen 256. Bastien 168. RIC 28 Bust type F.
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H (Cyzicus) (CM / XXIS)43 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga holding whip
Minted in Cyzicus (CM in centre field, XXIS in exe) Emission 3 Officina 2. A.D. 280
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust type H
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 818 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (XXIVI)43 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor galloping left, spearing enemy. Crawling enemy facing down
Minted in Siscia (XXIS in exe) Emission 4, Officina 2. Late A.D. 277
Reference:– Cohen 913. Alföldi type 98, n° 34. RIC 818 Bust type H
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H (Cyzicus) (None)43 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left (Sol always facing front for this emission)
Minted in Cyzicus (None) Emission 2. end of A.D. 276 to begining of A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust type H
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 734 - Bust Type A (Siscia) (* / XXI•B•)43 viewsObv:– IMP PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– RESTITVT ORBIS, Female standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre
Minted in Siscia (* in centre field, XXI•B• in exe) Emission 8 Officina 4. A.D. 281
Reference:– RIC 734 Bust type A
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132 - Probus - RIC 437 var. - Radiate, cuirassed bust left, with spear and shield, seen from rear (Ticinum) (QXXT)43 viewsObv:–VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left, with spear and shield, seen from behind
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear and leaning on shield
Minted in Ticinum (QXXT) Emission 4 Officina 4. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 437 var. Radiate, cuirassed bust left, with spear and shield, seen from behind (Not listed in RIC with this bust type)
maridvnvm
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137 - Carinus - RIC V part II Lugdunum 21243 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (A in right field)
Reference:– Cohen 8. Bastien 533. RIC 212 Bust type C
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152 - Maxentius - RIC VI Ostia 035 (double strike)43 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate Bust right
Rev:– AETERNITAS AVG N, Castor and Pollux
Minted in Ostia (MOSTP in exe. ) between Late A.D. 309 and October A.D. 312
References:– RIC VI Ostia 35 (C2)

Not great quality but a great example of a double strike on both sides.
maridvnvm
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157 - Licinius II - RIC Alexandria 02543 viewsObv:– D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, Laureate bust left, draped, holding orb and scepter and mappa
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS, Jupiter standing left, holding globe and scepter
Minted in Alexandria (Crescent in left field, B in right field, SMAL in exe.) in A.D. 317-320

Not in great condition but a scarce coin.
References:– RIC Alexandria 25 (R2)

(SOLD)
maridvnvm
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Cyzicus 077b43 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– GENIO AVGVSTI CMH, Genius standing left
Minted in Cyzicus (MKVA), Mid A.D. 311.
Reference:– RIC VI 77b

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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VI Lugdunum 31043 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear
Rev:– SOLI INVI-C-TO COMITI, Sol standing left holding globe in left and raising right.
Minted in Lugdunum. F in left field, T in right field, PLC in exe. A.D. 309 - 310
Reference:– RIC VI Lugdunum 310
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RIC 0155 Titus43 viewsObv : IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, Laureate head left
Rev : PAX AVGVST / S - C in field; Pax standing left, holding cornucopia and olive branch
AE/Sestertius (34.21 mm 26.56 G 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A D
RIC 155 (C), BMCRE 171-173
Ex Artemide Aste Auction XXXV Lot 136
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0564 Domitianus43 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANICVS, Laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII, across field, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (20.78 mm 3.39 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (2nd group)
RIC 564 (R2) - RSC 68
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0388 Iulia Titi43 viewsObv: IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F, Draped and diademed right; hair in long plait
Rev: VENVS AVGVST, Venus standing right, leaning on column, with helmet and spear
AR/Denarius (19.38 mm 3.28 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A D
RIC 788 (C2, Titus) RSC 14, BMCRE 141, BNF 106
ex Inasta Auction 53 lot 375
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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038 - Nerva denarius - RIC II 843 viewsObv:– IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right
Rev:– IVSTITIA AVGVST, Justitia seated half-right, holding sceptre and branch
Minted in Rome, A.D. 97
Reference:– BMC 44. RIC II 18. RSC 101.

Good style. Decent surfaces.
5 commentsmaridvnvm
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2243 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate & cuirassed bust right
LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia standing left holding wreath and anchor(?)
London mint
S/A//ML
RIC 22
mauseus
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Lampsacus43 viewsJulius Caesar
AE 22 mm
Parium or Lampsacus
Banti & Simonetti I no.204 (Parium)
RPC I 2269 (Lampsacus)

Countermarked C cornucopia P on obverse
mauseus
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202cf43 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "COMES AVGGG"
Victory walking left holding wreath and branch
Camulodunum mint
S/P//C
RIC - (cf 202)
1 commentsmauseus
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28743 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "MONETA AVG"
Moneta standing left holding cornucopia and scales
Camulodunum mint
-/-//C
RIC 287
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314-5cf43 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "VIRTVS CARAVSI A"
Hlmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust left with spear & shield
Rev "PAX AVG"
Pax stg left with vertical sceptre
Camulodunum mint
-/-//C
RIC - (cf 314-5)
mauseus
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Thrace43 viewsAE 25 mm
Augusta Trajana, Thrace
ΑΥΓΟΥCTHC TPAIANHC
BMC -; Moushmov 3135
mauseus
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246943 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
PM TRP X COS PP
Victory standing right inscribing shield VO XX
Mint 2 (Cologne), Issue 2
Cunetio 2469
"Suffolk" hoard
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843 viewsObverse
VI over G
Cartouche 1654
Reverse
IIII over ?
IIII over ?
Crowned 1636
mauseus
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Marcus Aurelius Sestertius43 views179-180 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXXIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev.: VIRTVS AVG IMP X COS III P P S-C - Virtus seated r., holding spear and parazonium.
RIC 1249.
2 commentsMinos
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Roman Republic, AR Victoriatus43 viewsAnonymous, after 211 BC. Rome mint.
Obv.: Laureate head of Jupiter.
Rev.: Victory standing right, crowning trophy.
Crawford 53/1.
Minos
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Tiberius AE22 RPC 72443 viewsAE 22 of UTICA in Zeugitana.
Obv: TI CAE DIVI AVG F AVG IMP VII ; Bare head of Tiberius l.
REv: M MVN IVL VTICEN P P D P ; Livia, veiled, holding patera and scepter, seated r.

RPC 724.
2 commentsTanit
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Roman Republic, 140 BC, Valeria 43 viewsAR Denarius (3.7g, 19mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck 140 BC, Monneyer: C.Valerius C.f.Flaccus
obv.: X behind helmeted head of Roma, facing right
rev.: FLAC above, C·VAL·C·F below, (ROMA in ex.) Victory galloping in biga to the right.
Seaby (RSC I.) Valeria 7.
Charles S
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bC3. RSC 1. AR Denarius. Concordia Avgg.43 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint.

Obv. Draped bust right PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA

Rev. Concordia standing left holding patera and sceptre CONCORDIA AVG.

RIC363a. CHEF. RSC1
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L. Rubrius Dossenus (87 B.C.)43 viewsAR Denarius
O: DOSSEN, Head of Jupiter right, scepter over shoulder, DOSSEN behind and below
R: L ·RVBRI, Triumphal quadriga right, thunderbolt on side-panel, small Victory on top holding wreath, L ·RVBRI in ex.
Rome
3.62g
Sear 258; Crawford 348/1 RSC Rubria 1 SRCV 258

Ex. Harlan J. Berk
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102. Trajan; Cappadocia, Caesarea43 viewsTrajan Ae21
Lion skin over club, Holed.
2 commentsecoli
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CONCORDIA MILITVM43 viewsConstantius II AE Centenionalis. 350 AD. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind bust, * before / CONCORDIA MILITVM, emperor standing facing, head left, star above, holding two Chi-Rho standards. A in left field, ·ASIS* in ex. 1 commentsecoli
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Sabina Augusta - CONCORDIA AVG43 viewsAR Denarius, Rome Mint
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, diademed and draped bust right
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting left elbow on statuette of Spes, cornucopia under seat
3.216g, 19.2mm
RIC Hadrian 398, RSC 12, BMC 895
(Fire Damaged)
KingJames
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Sácili As (1)43 viewsObserve: SACILI. Elephant to the right.
Reverse: Horse to the right.
Weight: 8,0 gr. Size: 31 mm.
No FAB; no LV
Dated: About 50 B.C.

Salici mint is the village of Pedro Abad, near Córdoba. This coin is not cataloged yet. I konw at least 4 exemples of this one. This is the worst, but i´ts mine.
Corduba
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Lydia, Sala. Pseudo-autonomous AE19. Magistrate Moloxos43 viewsTime of Septimius Severus.
Sala, Lydia, pseudo-autonomous issue, ca. 193-211 AD. 2.8g , AE19.
Obv: CA LHNWN, helmeted bust of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis.
Rev: EPIMOLO XOY, Kybele seated left, turreted, holding patera and resting arm on tympanum.
Magistrate Val. Moloxos (Archon).


PRO: LYDIA
PO : SALA
PZ : Between 193 and 211
BNG: MOLOXOY
Obverse
VSG: SALHNWN
VT : HEAD WOMAN R / ATHENA
VA : HELMET / AEGIS
Reverse
RSG: EPI MOLOXOY
RT : WOMAN SITTING L(1) / KYBELE(1) / ON / STOOL
RA : PATERA(1) / TURRETED / TYMPANON(1)
Technical details
M : AE
GR : 19.05(1)
Bibliographical references
ZIT: BMC 16 S230,22(1)
Additional remarks
FR : VS: SALHNWN RS: EPI MOLOXOY
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Salonina, Perge, Elpis, AE30 43 views30mm, 17.2g
obv: KORNHΛIA CAΛONINA CEBA; draped bust with crescent and stephane right, I (mark of value=10) to right
rev: ΠEPΓAIΩN; Elpis to left, flower in raised right, gathering skirts with left hand

SNG Copenhagen 365; SNG PfPS 447

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areich
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Sasanian, Ohrmazd (Hormazd) IV. (579 - 590 A.D.), AR-Drachm,43 viewsSasanian, Ohrmazd (Hormazd) IV. (579 - 590 A.D.), AR-Drachm,
Ohrmazd (Hormazd) IV. Son of Khusro I.
avers:- Crowned bust of Ohrmazd (Hormazd) IV. right.
revers:- Fire altar flanked by attendants.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 3,50g, axes: 3h,
mint: Bishapur (BYŠ), regnal year 12, date: 590 A.D.,
ref: Göbl SN I/1,
Q-001
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590-628 Khosrow II - dirham from Hormizd-Ardashir (Iran)43 viewsPahlavi legend , crowned bust right
Pahlavi legend , fire-altar with two attendants.
2 commentsGinolerhino
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Continental Sceatta43 viewsContinental AR sceat, series E (1.10 g, 12 mm). Minted in Frisia (Dorestad) circa 710-765. Obverse: "Porcupine" right. Reverse: Standard TOT.Jan (jbc)
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Billion trachy lg module, Hendy type J SB 203043 viewsObverse: Full lengthe figure of Archangel (Michael?) nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breast plate. in r. hand jewelled scepter and in l. gl cr.
Reverse: Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys holds in right hand sword resting on shoulder and in l. gl cr.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1228-60 CE
Sear 2030 H. 26.7-9. Type J attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
21mm 1.47gm
wileyc
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AE follis Maurice Tiberius, SB 53443 viewsObverse: DN MAUTI CN P AYT or similar bust facing wearing crown, with trefoil ornament and consular robes, in r. hand mappa, in l. hand eagle tipped sceptre
Reverse: Large M, between ANNO and regnal yr X, cross above, Officina "A", THEUP in ex.
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Date:591/2 CE
Sear 533 DO 161-63
28mm11.60
wileyc
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Seleukos IV Philopator43 viewsSeleukos IV Philopator
Date: 187-175 BC
Size: Serrate AE 22 9.29g
Mint: Antioch
Obverse: Apollo r.
Reverse: Apollo tripod
Reference: SNG Spaer 848
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Orodes I (Sellwood's Unknown King)43 viewstetradrachm, 90 - 77 BC
Sellwood 30.2
3 commentsRobert L3
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286/1 M. Sergius Silus43 viewsM. Sergius Silus. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 116-115 B.C. (3.81g, 17.98mm, 9h). Obv: Helmeted head of Roma, EcX SC before, ROMA X (XVI ligature) behind. Rev: helmeted horseman galloping left, holding sword and severed Gallic head in left hand, Q below horse’s forelegs, M SERGI below, SILVS in ex. RSC I Sergia 1a, Sear 163, Ex Warren Esty.

The reverse depicts the grandfather of the moneyer, who, during the Punic War, reportedly suffered 23 wounds and the loss of a hand but continued the fight. The EX SC on the obverse indicates the coin was struck by a quaestor by special decred of the Senate. Quaestors were the immediate supervisors of the moneyers, but occasional struck udner their own name as well.
2 commentsLucas H
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62 - 10 - MAXIMINO I (235-238 D.C.)43 viewsÆ Sestercio (27mm - 17.39 g)

Anv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG - Busto laureado con coraza y paludamentum (capote militar) a derecha, visto por detrás
Rev: P M TR P II COS P P, S-C - Emperador estante a izq. levantando su mano der., portando cetro en izquierda. Dos estandartes militares delante y uno detrás.

Acuñada: 236 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: Comun

Referencias: RIC IVb #33 Pag.143 - BMCRE #80 - Cohen IV #58 Pag.511 - SRCV III #8336 var. Pag.82 -

mdelvalle
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Severus Alexander, Markianopolis, eagle, governor Iulius Festus, AE2743 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235
AE27, 8.9g
obv: AVT K M AVP CEVNP[] AΛEZANDPOC, laureate head right
rev: VΠ TIBIC VΛ ΦHCTOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT, ΩN in exergue, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak
AMNG 1019
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Severus Alexander Providentia Sestertius43 viewsSeverus Alexander (222-235)
Sestertius
30mm, 20,8g
obv.: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust
right, drapery on left shoulder,
rev.: PROVIDENTIA AVG, S-C across field, Providentia
standing front, holding cornucopiae in left and 3 corn ears over modius in right,
ref.: RIC 642, C. 503 var., BMC 883
1 commentsMithras.de
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Schjöth 1417, Hartill 17.5-6 (Type E), KM 30543 viewsShunzhi (1644-1661)

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

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

Obv: Shunzhi tongbao

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

Hartill rarity 8
Stkp
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Greek, Sicily, Himera AE hemilitron (400-380 BC)43 viewso/ Head of nymph three-quarters facing, wearing broad ampyx, hair flying to sides.
r/ shrimp left, six pellets (mark of value) above, IME below.
1.83g, 14mm, 3h.
Calciati I, 36; SNG Morcom 601; Basel 308; Gabrici pl. ii, 12.
Ex Roma Numismatics Auction 3-54 (31.03.2012)
4 commentsAugustin Caron
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Sicily, Panormos as "Ziz", Jenkins, "Coins of Punic Sicily," in SNR 50 (1971), pl. 24, 2143 viewsSICILY, Panormos as "Ziz" . Circa 380-340 BC. Æ Litra 11.66g 28mm, Jenkins, "Coins of Punic Sicily," in SNR 50 (1971), pl. 24, 21; SNG ANS 554; Calciati I pg. 270, 5; BMC Sicily pg. 250, 38; SNG Copenhagen 518; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille 192; Virzi 1302-306.
O: Head of Hera left wearing single-pendant earring and stephane decorated with three fleur-de-lis
R: Punic 'sys' in exergue, man-headed bull standing left; radiate head of Helios above
5 commentscasata137ec
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SICILY - JAMES I43 viewsSICILY - JAMES I of Aragon (1285-1296) AE Denaro. Obv: Crowned head, "+IAC DEI GRA/Reverse: Cross, "+REX SICILIE".dpaul7
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Side, Pamphylia AE2043 viewsAE 20, Side, Pamphylia.
Head of Athena right, in crested Corinthian helmet

ΣΙΔΗΤΩΝ, Nike advancing left, holding wreath; pomegranate to left

SNG Cop 408, BMC 66.
Adrian S
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POLAND - Sigismund III43 viewsPOLAND - Sigismund III (1587-1632) AR 3 Polker, 1623. KM #15.dpaul7
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Peloponnesus. Sikyon AR Stater (obverse)43 viewsCirca 431-400 B.C. 12.27g. BCD-189, BM-22. Obverse. Chimaera walking left. SE below. Extremely beautiful stater. Ex Berk 179th 2012 Auction, lot 131. Mint State.Jason T
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Sikyon Hemidrachm 100-60 B.C.43 viewsSikyon, 100-60 BC, Hemidrachm

2.36g

Dove flying right

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

Pozzi/Boutin 4082v (AR not AE)

Ex Aegean
Philoromaos
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Licinius II, AE 343 viewsLicinius II, AE 3 Struck 321-324 AD
3gm, 17mm

OBV/ DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C; helmeted and cuir bust l., holding shield and spear across shoulder.
REV/ IOVI CONSERVATORI; Jupiter standing l., holding Victory on globe in r. hand and eagle-tipped sceptre in l. hand; eagle with wreath in beak before, bound captive behind. XIIr in r. field. SMH Gamma in exergue.
RIC VII, 54 Rare: Scarce

A beautiful coin with lovely "desert" patina.
Mayadigger
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1877 Spain Cinco Centimos43 viewsSpain 1877 Cinco Centimos, Bronze.
obv:
ALFONSO XII POR LA GRACIA DE DIOS
* 1877 *
rev:
REY CONSTL. DE ESPANA
CINCO CENTIMOS
rexesq
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Spanish Cobs43 views1572-1773Daniel F
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Septimius Severus, Stobi43 viewsSEVERVS PIVS AVGV
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left

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

Ae 27mm; 12.57g
Nominal III
2 commentsarizonarobin
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L Manlius Torquartus Denarius 82bc43 viewsSilver denarius, SRCV 286, RSC I Manlia 4, VF, military mint, weight, 82 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right, PROQ (proquaestor ) behind, MANLI before; reverse Sulla walking in a quadriga right, holding reins in right hand and caduceus in left, crowned by Victory flying above, L SVLLA IM (imperator) in exergue.


L. Manlius Torquatus was proquaestor to Sulla during the Mithraditic war (he was later Consul - 65 B.C.); this issue was struck for the civil war in Italy 82 B.C.
1 commentsAdrian S
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Sulpicius Galba43 viewsObv: The conjoined, laureate heads of the Dei Penates facing left; D. P. P. before.

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

Silver Denarius Serratus, Rome mint, 106 BC

3.8 grams, 19 mm, 315°

RSC Sulpicia 1, S189
3 commentsSPQR Matt
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SWEDEN - KARL XIII - 1809-181843 viewsSWEDEN - KARL XIII - 1809-1818 Copper 1 Skilling, 1812. KM #585.dpaul7
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SWEDEN - GUSTAV IV ADOLF - 1792-180943 viewsSWEDEN - GUSTAV IV ADOLF - 1792-1809, copper 1/2-Skilling, 1801. KM #549.dpaul7
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Julius Caesar43 viewsJulius Caesar
46 - 45 BC
Spain
3.84 g
18 mm
Diademed head of Venus, right, Cupid on her shoulder.
--- CAESAR
Gallia and Gaulish captive seated beneath trophy of Gallic arms.
Sydenham 1014 - Crawford 568/1
1 commentsArgentoratum
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Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trajan Decius. A.D. 249-251. BI Tetradrachm (12.89 g, 26 mm).43 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trajan Decius. A.D. 249-251. BI Tetradrachm (12.89 g, 26 mm). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, Z below bust / Eagle standing left on palm, head left, tail to right. Prieur 588; McAlee 1126g. 2 commentsAntonivs Protti
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[1117] Tacitus, 25 September 275 - 12 April 276 A.D.43 viewsSilvered Antoninianus. RIC 210. Weight, Size. aVF. Minted in Antioch. Obverse:– IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Reverse:– CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right receiving globe from Jupiter, both holding scepters, Z below figures; XXI in exegrue. Ex Maridvnvm.


De Imperatoribus Romanis, An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors

Tacitus (275-276 A.D.)

Robin Mc Mahon
New York University

Full name, Marcus Claudius Tacitus; name as Emperor, Imperator Caesar Marcus Claudius Tacitus Pius Felix Invictus Augustus. We have no reliable information on the earlier career of the Emperor Tacitus. All that is known with any degree of certainty is that in 273 he was consul along with Julius Placidianus. All the statements in the Historia Augusta regarding Tacitus' earlier career, including the claim he was related to the historian Tacitus, have been rejected by historians as fictitious. The most reliable sources for Tacitus' reign, Zosimus and Zonaras, state that he was chosen Emperor by the army following the assassination of Aurelian in the fall of 275, most likely in November. At the time of his elevation he was in Interamna (modern Terni, about 60 miles north of Rome). From there he made his way to Rome where he was confirmed as Emperor by the Senate. Tradition has it that he was 75 years old at the time, but there is no way to confirm this.

As Emperor, Tacitus first had Aurelian deified, then seized and executed many individuals involved in plotting Aurelian's murder. Tacitus then turned his attention to the defense of the Empire. Although the Franks, Alamanni, and Longiones posed threats in the north, Tacitus determined that the greater danger lay in the East. Aurelian had enlisted the aid of several barbarian tribes, including the Heruli and Maeotidae (referred to as Scythians in the sources), for a projected invasion of Parthia. Aurelian's murder cancelled these plans. Feeling cheated of their opportunity for plunder, the tribes attacked the Roman provinces in Asia Minor, overrunning Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia and Cilicia, and caused terrible destruction. Tacitus appointed his half-brother Florian Praetorian Prefect. They campaigned in the East against the invaders, winning Tacitus the title Gothicus Maximus.

Tacitus, however, did not long enjoy his victory: on his way back to Europe, he died. Zosimus and Zonaras preserve the report that Tacitus had appointed a relative of his, Maximinus, as governor of Syria. Maximinus was murdered; then the assassins, fearing Tacitus's reaction, murdered him. It was alleged that some of them had also had a hand in murdering Aurelian. The Historia Augusta more eccentrically reports that Tacitus became ill with a fever and started showing signs of megalomania: but as the month September Tacitus allegedly wanted named after himself dates his accession incorrectly, the story appears to be a fabrication. Tacitus died some time in June of 276. His memory was neither condemned nor deified.

Tacitus held the consulship at least twice, first in 273 and again in 276. There is numismatic evidence of a third consulship but there is no record of a third in any of the fasti, that is, the lists of consuls. Because of the paucity of the sources and the brevity of his reign, little can be said of his policies. It is unlikely that the military would choose as Emperor anyone like the contemplative, abstemious civilian the Historia Augusta portrays. A hint may be given by the fact that Tacitus's colleague in the consulship of 273, Julius Placidianus, commanded an army corps in Narbonensis and later went on to be a Praetorian Perfect. Nevertheless, some numismatic and epigraphic evidence suggests that Tacitus sought to strike a milder tone than his predecessor. Prominent among his coin legends is Clementia Temporum [the reverse type in my collection]. Unlike both Aurelian and Tacitus' successor, Probus, Tacitus did not take the title, deus et dominus natus ["born god and master"]. He also issued no Sol Invictus coins honoring Aurelian's favorite deity. Some of his coins revive the SC (senatus consulto) marking senatorial authority for the issue, which had been missing in previous reigns. Tacitus also used the Genius Senatus, inscriptions which had disappeared under Valerian. Further, in some inscriptions he is styled auctor verae libertatis ["originator of true liberty"], and on coins restitutor rei publicae ["restorer of the state"].

Historiography

Tacitus largely fell out of the ancient historiographical record. The best sources are Zosimus and Zonaras. The Historia Augusta creates its own fiction of Tacitus out of forged documents, bogus names and faulty chronology. Tacitus deserved better than oblivion or fabrication, having halted potentially serious raiding in the East.

Two problems emerge from the evidence for Tacitus's short reign. The first is the six-month interregnum said to have intervened between the death of Aurelian and Tacitus' accession. The years 260-285 have been the subject of close chronological scrutiny, and it has been shown that, although there might have been a brief interval between emperors (something not uncommon), amounting to a few weeks, anything longer is not possible. The error appears to have originated in the Latin historians, who confused the duration of Tacitus' and Florian's reign with the brief period between the reigns of Aurelian and Tacitus.

The second question is whether or not the edict of the Emperor Gallienus, which had excluded senators from military commands and any other dealings with the military, was set aside during the reigns of Tacitus and Florian. Aurelius Victor reports that Gallienus, acting largely through fear of revolts and usurpation, replaced the senators in military offices with Equites. Several passages in the Historia Augusta claim that these edicts were suspended for the duration of the reigns of Tacitus and Florian. The overwhelming consensus among historians, however, is that the passages in the Historia Augusta are unhistorical: no credible evidence suggests that Gallienus' edicts were even temporarily set aside.

Copyright (C) 2000, Robin Mc Mahon. Used by permission.
http://www.roman-emperors.org/tacitus.htm

Tacitus was an elderly senator in the reign of Aurelian, and after the latter's death was selected as Augustus by the senate. After personally leading his army in a successful campaign against a Gothic invasion, the emperor, aged around 75, died (Joseph Sermarini, FORVM;
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?vpar=747&pos=0#Recovery%20of%20the%20Empire%20Coins).


Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.




Cleisthenes
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Serdica, T-3899, RIC V-I 191corr, A//KA, CONCORD MILIT, Emperor and Concordia,43 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Serdica, T-3899, RIC V-I 191corr, A//KA, CONCORD MILIT, Emperor and Concordia,
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentumD1).
revers:- CONCORD-MILIT, Emperor togate stg. r., clasping the hand of Concordia stg. l., (EmpCo1).
exerg: A//KA, diameter: 22,5mm, weight:4,22g, axes: 0h,
mint: Serdica, issue-2., off-1., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-191corr., T-(Estiot)-3899, C-, LV 2194-5
Q-001
quadrans
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India. Tamil Nadu. Tanjore Nayaks. 1532 - 1673 Copper Kasu.43 viewsIndia. Tamil Nadu. Tanjore Nayaks. 1532 - 1673 Copper Kasu. Shivalingam / Lord Rama and Sitaoneill6217
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Theodosius Half Siliqua43 viewsHalf Siliqua (Silver, Carthage, 592-602. )
D N TEODOSIVS PP A Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing. Rev. Facing busts of Maurice and Constantina with long cross between; in exergue,

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

Rare
Tanit
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18-30 - VESPASIANO (69 - 79 D.C.)43 viewsAR Tetradracma (Provincial) 25 x 23 mm 13.6 gr.

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

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

Referencias: Sear GICTV #736 Pag.70 - BMC Vol.20 #227 Pag.178 - RPC (#1970 =Año 1, #1971=Año 2 ó #1973=Año 3) Grupo 7 - Prieur Syro-Phoenician tatradrachms (2000) pag.20 #132 Grupo 9
mdelvalle
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Tetricus Barbarous Radiate43 viewsTetricus I
AE Barbarous Radiate
Uncertain Mint. 270-273 A.D.
Obv: (most likely) IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG - Radiate and draped bust right.
Rev: PAX AVG - Pax standing left holding a sceptre and a spear.
seraphic
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Tetricus I RIC V, 14843 viewsTetricus I 271 - 274, Gallic Empire
AR - Antoninianus, 3.45g, 19mm
obv. IMP [C] TETRICVS PF AVG
draped bust, radiate head r.
rev. VIRTVS AVGG
helmeted soldier standing l., holding spear and leaning on shield
RIC V/2, 148; C.207
Scarce; about VF(?)
1 commentsJochen
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Empire of Thessalonica Manuel 1230-123743 viewsObv: St. Theodore
Rev: Emperor and St. Demetrius with Sword Between Them, Manus Dei Above
Sear 2182
(Overstruck on an uncertain undertype. Christ's face is visible to the left of the Emperor.)
Laetvs
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Thessaly. Thessalian League: Zeus/ Athena Itonia43 viewsThessaly. Thessalian League c. 196-146 B.C. Double victoriatus, 5,59 g, perf., Obv: Head of Zeus, crowned with oak. Rev: THESSA LWN behind and before Athena Itonia right advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; KAIP POS across upper field, GORGWPAS in ex, BMC 7,13,14. Sear GCV I: 2232.1 commentsPodiceps
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Israel, The Herodium43 viewsThe Herodium, 12 km south of Jerusalem, the site of one of Herod's residences and the location of his tomb. The buildings mid-slope to the left of centre are the site of the excavation of Herod's tomb.Lloyd
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Greek, Thrace, Thasos tetradrachm (168-148 BC)43 viewso/ Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy
r/ Herakles, standing left, resting on club, lionskin draped over left arm; HM monogram at inner left.
16,67g. 31mm.
BMC 78
2 commentsAugustin Caron
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Tiberius Æ Dupondius43 viewsTiberius Æ Dupondius
Commagene Mint, Syria; Struck 19/20 AD
Æ28, RIC 90, RPC 3869
Ob: TI CAESAR DIVI AVGVSTI F AVGVSTVS, laureate head
Rv: PON MAXIM COS III IMP VII TR POT XXII, crossed cornuacopiae and winged caduceus.
Scotvs Capitis
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TITUS43 viewsAR denarius. 80 AD. 3.57 gm. Laureate head right. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M. / Dolphin right on tripod. TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P. RIC II 27a. RSC 321.
CNG 151596.
benito
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Titus as Caesar RIC V97243 viewsAR denarius
Rome Mint, 78-79 AD
RIC V972 (C), BMC V319, RSC 17
Obv: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ANNONA AVG; Annona, draped, seated l. on throne, adorned with corn-ears, feet on stool, holding on her lap a sack of corn-ears open, the ties, looped at one end, in her hands.
VF

A reverse type that forms part of a new agrarian policy announcement. Both Vespasian and Titus issued many reverses during this era that seems to have promoted the new programme.

I like the portrait on this coin, which is why it has found a place in my collection. The toning is very pleasant in hand also.
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Titus Caesarea Maritima W/Countermark43 viewsTitus, 79-81 AD, Ae 21.6 mm, 7.09 g. Caesarea Maritima Mint
O: Laureate head of Titus right, Greek text ΑYTΟΚΡ TΙT ΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ around.
R: Nike right, left foot on helmet, writing AY T KAIC with right hand upon shield, hanging from palm tree. Greek text IΟΥΔΑΙΑΣ ΕΑΛWΚΥΙΑΣ around w/ countermark. Rare with countermark.
Hendin 1446 (prev. Hendin 743). AJC II supplement VII, 2.

Caesarea Maritima, built by Herod the Great about 25 - 13 B.C., was named to flatter Augustus, the Caesar. It became the capital of Iudaea Province and the residence of the Roman procurators and governors including Pontius Pilatus, praefectus and Antonius Felix. In 66 A.D., the desecration of the local synagogue led to the disastrous Jewish revolt. After the revolt was suppressed, 2500 Jewish captives were slaughtered at Caesarea in Gladiatorial games held by Titus to celebrate his victory. Today, Caesarea's ruins lie on Israel's Mediterranean coast about halfway between Tel Aviv and Haifa, on the site of Pyrgos Stratonos ("Straton's Tower").
Nemonater
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LUCIUS VERUS43 viewsAR denarius. 163-165 AD. 3,82 grs. Laureate head right. L.VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS. /
Roma in military attire advancing left holding Victory and trophy. TR P V IMP II COS II.
RIC 537. RSC 270 a.
1 commentsbenito
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 363, Rome, PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Providentia standing left,43 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 363, Rome, PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Providentia standing left,
avers:- IMP-CAES-NER-TRAIAN-OPTIM-AVG-GERM-DAC, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers:- PARTHICO-P-M-TR-P-COS-VI-P-P-S-P-Q-R, Providentia standing left, holding scepter and pointing with wand to globe at feet,.
exerg: PRO/VID//--, diameter: 18-19,5mm, weight:3,02g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 114-117 A.D., ref: RIC-363, RSC-314,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Trajan Decius antoninianus43 viewsPANNONIAETibsi
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Trajan AR Denarius, Mars advancing right RIC 33743 viewsTrajan Denarius. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate draped bust right / P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Mars advancing right carrying spear & trophy. RIC 337, RSC 270.1 commentsmattpat
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43 viewsTrebonianus Gallus - Sestertius - Mint of Rome - 251/253
Ob.: IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG; Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev.: PAX AVGG S C; Pax standing left, holding olive branch and scepter
gs. 17,9 mm 29,2
Cohen 78
1 commentsMaxentius
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43 viewsTROAS, ALEXANDREIA, Third Century AD, AE 21
Turreted bust of Tyche right; behind, vexillum/Horse grazing right. 21 mm. Cf. SNG Cop 109 (obv. legend variant); cf. Grose 7763 (obv. legend variant); cf. Lindgren I, 326 (obv. legend variant).
Collecting Ancient Greek Coins 25b (this coin pictured).

Ex: Dr. Paul Rynearson
1 commentspaul1888
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Augustus (27 B.C. - A.D. 14) 43 viewsAR Denarius, 2 B.C. – A.D. 4, Lugdunum, 19.1mm, 3.46g, 180°, RIC I 207.
Obv: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE. Laureate head right.
Rev: C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT. Caius and Lucius standing, hands on shields with spear behind; simpulum and lituus above.
1 commentsJoseph D5
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0 - Caracalla #00 Tetradrachm - Tyre, Phoenicia - Murex Shell between Eagle's legs43 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (212 - 217 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm, Tyre, Phoenicia.
Struck 213 - 217 A.D. - Tyre Mint (Murex Shell between Eagle's legs as mintmark)

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

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

Weight: 13.79 Grams
Diameter 26.4 mm
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4 commentsrexesq
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Phoenicia, Tyros, Elagabal, SNG Righetti 234443 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 11.71g
obv. IMP CAES M AN- TONINVS AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. TV - RI - O - RVM
Two baetylic stones (the so-called 'Ambrosial rocks'), standing each on a base, between
them Holy Oil-tree
in ex: dog of Herakles, walking r., finding Myrex-shell
SNG Rughetti 2344; BMC Phoenicia, pl. XLIV, 7 and p.cxli, para 2, citing a spec. from Berlin
rare, F
From Forum Ancient Coins, thank you!

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
1 commentsJochen
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Vespasian-RIC-1543A43 viewsAR Denarius
Antioch mint, 72-73 AD
RIC 1543A (R3), BMC - , RSC - , RPC -
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: AVGVR above TRI POT below; priestly implements
aVF

The type copies a contemporary Rome issue, but is clearly not from that mint. The best fit style wise is Antioch, which also issued this reverse type. Until this specimen surfaced, this obverse legend combined with this reverse was completely unknown for Antioch. Both are extremely rare from this mint to begin with. The new RIC II authors Ian Carradice and Ted Buttrey agree the coin is Syrian in style and have tentatively assigned it to the upcoming addenda as 1543A, although Carradice hasn't completely ruled out the possibility it is a barbarous copy. Harry Sneh also agrees the best fit is Antioch, proposing that there may have been several mints operating in Syria and this may be the product of one of them.

It is quite possible there are other examples out there misattributed to Rome as yet unrecognised, as this example had been by the seller. It pays to know your mints!
4 commentsDavid Atherton
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Gupta Empire, India - Silver drachm of King Kumaragupta I (414 - 455 AD)43 views12mm, 2.2 grams
obv: Bust of king, right
rev: Formalized Garuda standing facing with spread wings. In Brahmi:'Parama-bhagavata rajahiraja Sri Kumaragupta Mahendraditya'.

From the dealer's description/background:
"The early Gupta drachmas were derived from the earlier coins of Kshatrapas (obverse was practically unchanged, while the mountain on reverse was replaced with the image of Garuda)."

"The origins of the Guptas are shrouded in obscurity. The Chinese traveller I-tsing provides the first evidence of the Gupta kingdom in Magadha. He came to India in 672 CE and heard of 'Maharaja Sri-Gupta' who built a temple for Chinese pilgrims near Mrigasikhavana. I-tsing gives the date for this event merely as '500 years before'. This does not match with other sources and hence we can assume that I-tsing's computation was a mere guess.

The most likely date for the reign of Sri-Gupta is c. 240-280 CE His successor Ghatotkacha ruled probably from c. 280-319 CE In contrast to his successor"
Jericho
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Titus as Caesar RIC V528A43 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 73 AD
RIC V528A, BMC - , RSC -
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: NEP RED; Neptune stg. l., r. foot on globe, with acrostolium and sceptre
aEF/aVF

An unpublished Neptune type with CENS in the obverse legend. The coin will be 528A (under Vespasian) in the RIC II Addenda. It fits nicely alongside my unpublished V529A Salus from the same series. I think there are still a few other unknown types that will surface for this series - this Neptune reverse for the corresponding Vespasian issue is one that so far is awaiting discovery.

A beautiful denarius in hand with an amazing early portrait. The other two denarii I have from this series also have exemplary portraits. An issue style wise to take note of then.
3 commentsDavid Atherton
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Valeriano I, sesterzio, 253-254 d.C., Roma (R/ VIRTVS AVGG) 43 viewsValerianus I, sestertius, zecca di Roma (253-254 d.C.)
AE, 11.561 gr, massimo diametro 26.7 mm, 180°, BB (VF)
D/ IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, busto laureato e corazzato a dx
R/ VIRTVS AVGG S C, Virtus in abito militare stante a sx, asta nella sx, appoggiato sullo scudo a dx.
RIC V 183
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (28 dicembre 2008, numero catalogo 94); ex FAC (Morehead City NC, Usa, fino al 2008)
1 commentspaolo
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VBRS Roma Commemorative, RIC VII Cyzicus 9143 viewsCyzicus mint, Urbs Roma Commemorative, 331-334 A.D. AE, 19mm 2.41g, RIC VII Cyzicus 91
O: VRBS ROMA, helmeted bust of Roma left, wearing plumed helmet, imperial mantle and ornamental necklace
R: wolf and twins left, two stars above
Ex: SMKS dot
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VBRS ROMA city commemorative, RIC VII Siscia 24043 viewsSiscia mint, VBRS ROMA city commemorative, 331-334 A.D. AE, mm g, RIC VII Siscia 240
O: VRBS-ROMA, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, left
R: Wolf to left suckling twins Romulus and Remus
Ex: dot BSIS dot
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026 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #0343 views026 Vencel, (Venceslaus), King of Hungary, (1301-1305 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-343var, Harpy standing left, #03
avers:- King enthroned facing, between two flowers, holding sceptre and orb; border of dots.
revers:- Harpy standing left; border of dots.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12,5mm, weight: 0,30g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-343var, CP-56, Huszar-434a, Very Rare !!!
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VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (16mm, 3.1 gm). Judaea Capta type. Antioch mint. Struck 72-73 AD43 viewsVESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (16mm, 3.1 gm). Judaea Capta type. Antioch mint. Struck 72-73 AD. IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head right / Palm tree; to left, Vespasian standing right foot on helmet (or globe?), holding spear and parazonium; to right, Jewess seated right beneath palm-tree in attitude of mourning. RIC II 363; Hendin 763; RPC II 1930; BMCRE 511; RSC 6452 commentsAdrian W
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69-79 AD - VESPASIAN - AE dupondius - struck 74 AD43 viewsobv: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM TR COS V CENS (radiate head left)
rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA / S.C. (Felicitas standing left holding caduceus & cornucopiae)
ref: RIC II 555, C.152 (2frcs), BMC698
mint: Rome
11.42gms, 26mm
1 commentsberserker
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Alexandria. Vespasian AE35 Drachm. Winged bust of Nike43 viewsWinged bust of Nike. L IB. Emmett 208ancientone
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Vespasian RIC II 134043 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Uncertain Spanish Mint. 69-70 A.D. (3.39g, 18.9mm, 0h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS [AVG], laureate head left. Rev: VICTORIA IMP VESPASIANI, Victory standing left on globe, with wreath and palm. RIC II 1340 (R), BMC 362, RSC 630.

In the original RIC and BMCRE, this series was assigned to Tarraco, but the coins have distinctive characteristics that separate them from that issue. In the revised RIC, they are assigned to an uncertain Spanish mint. This attribution is “fluid” however pending further research and potential die link studies.
6 commentsLucas H
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Vespasian RIC II 070343 viewsVespasian 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 74 A.D. (3.23g. 18.6m, 6h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev: PON MAX TR P COS V, Caduceus, winged. RIC II 703.

The caduceus is a characteristic of Mercury and associated with heralds and commerce. This coin is much nicer than my photograph show with nice dark toning.
3 commentsLucas H
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VIBIA 243 viewsC. Vibius C.f. Pansa (c. BC 90)Rugser
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Victorinus VIRTVS AVG RIC V/2 7843 viewsAnt, 18x20mm, 1.97g.

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

Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing R with spear, leaning on shield.

Trier, Issue 5.

RIC V/2 78, Common.
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GALLIC EMPIRE/ROME - VICTORINUS43 viewsObv: Emperor - Rev.: Pax. Cologne mint. 268-270 A.D. Obv.: IMP C VICTORINVS AVG, Radiate draped bust right. Rev.: PAX AVG, Pax standing left holding nolive branch and scepter.dpaul7
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095/1a Victoriatus43 viewsAnonymous. 211-208B.C. AR Victoriatus. Uncertain Mint. (2.74g, 16mm, 12h). Obv: Laureate head of Jupiter right. Rev: Victory standing right, crowing trophy; VB monogram between. Crawford 95/1a. Sydenham 113, RSC 36m.

An interesting denomination, he Victoriatus circulated at the same time as the denarius but was made of debased silver and could have been valued at ¾ a denarius. It was hoarded separately from denarii, and could have been used for trade in southern Italy among the Greek colonies. It was later remade into the Quninarri keeping the victory motif from the old Victoriatus.
1 commentsLucas H
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BEAT TRANQLITAS VOT/IS/XX - Constantine I43 viewsAE3, London, 323 - 324
2.86gm, 19mm
Ox: CONSTANTINVS IVN N C
O: Helmeted, cuirassed bust Right.
Rx: BEAT TRANQLITAS, PLON in ex.
R: Globe on altar inscribed VOT / IS / XX in three lines; above, three stars.

RIC VII.268 (R3), ex. Mike Fox
Paul DiMarzio
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Vitellius, RIC 42, As of AD 6943 viewsÆ as (9.5g, Ø28mm, 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
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Vitellius, RIC 162, As of AD 6943 viewsÆ Dupondius (10.5g, Ø27mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 69
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERMA IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate draped bust of Vitellius facing right.
Rev.: CONCORDIA AVGVSTI (around) S C (in ex.), Concordia seated left holding cornucopiae and offering from a patera over an ornamented altar.
RIC 162
ex Numismatik Lanz (via eBay, 2008)
Charles S
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Vitellius, RIC I-059 Lugdunum43 viewsAR Denarius
Lugdunum mint, 69 A.D.
18mm, 3.18g
RIC I-59, RSCv.2-90

Obverse:
A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN
Laureate head right

Reverse:
VESTA P R QVIRITIVM
Vesta, veiled and draped, seated left on throne, right holdind patera, left supporting torch.
1 commentsWill J
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08 Vitellius43 viewsDenarius. A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P, laureate head right / CONCORDIA P R, Concordia seated left with patera & cornucopiae. RIC 73. Weight 3.28 g. Die Axis 6 hr.1 commentsmix_val
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AR Half Shekel 43 viewsTaras, Calabria
Circa 212-209 BC (Period X - The Punic Occupation)
AR Half-Shekel (Reduced Nomos) (22mm, 3.94g).
Sokannos magistrate.
O: Warrior on horseback right, holding filleted palm frond in right hand, rein in left; ΣΩKAN-NA below.
R: Phalanthos on dolphin left, holding kantharos in extended right hand, trident in left; eagle with open wings standing left behind, TAPAΣ below.
Vlasto 984-86; Cote 605-06; SNG ANS 1272; HN Italy 1082; SNG Ashmolean 420-1; Sear 383v (drachm)
ex CNG

Popular history suggests that the Romans shut down the Tarentine mint circa 228 BC. No further coins were produced (at least in silver) until Hannibal captured the city in 212, at which time these “reduced nomoi” were struck for the approximately three years of occupation using the Punic standard.
While the earlier horseman/dolphin rider types were renewed at this time, the artistic quality was greatly diminished.
Also, the magistrate names differed greatly from the earlier coins and were likely not even Hellenic. One theory is that the names were those of the local indigenous peoples (Messapians, etc), although I believe they were more likely Carthaginian and probably those of Hannibal’s own administrators.
What a shame that the last emissions from this once great city should be so debased.
4 commentsEnodia
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Licinius II, Ae 3, struck 320 A.D., 3gm, 19 mm43 viewsOBV/ LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES; laur. bust r., ribbon across shoulder.
REV/ CAESARVM NOSTRORVM; VOT/I.S/.V. within wreath.
.ASIS. in exergue.
RIC VII, 143 (Rare 3)
If you're collecting L Jr., note the "ribbon" on the obverse as well as the "CAES" vs "C"; and also the Rx legend in three lines; it's the small details like these that add up to the correct attribution. ;-)
This is one of my very favorite L Jr. issues from the mint of Siscia; lots of silvering still intact!
1 commentsMayadigger
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VRBS-SMKdelta43 viewsRIC VII Cyzicus 90black-prophet
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India. Vijayanagar Kingdom. Sachsivaraya 1543 - 1570 A.D. Copper Jittal (13 mm, 3.14 grams).43 viewsIndia. Vijayanagar Kingdom. Sachsivaraya 1543 - 1570 A.D. Copper Jittal (13 mm, 3.14 grams). Humped bull facing left, sun and moon above, dagger left / two line legend in Nagiri: Cha la ma ra ya, legend seperated by discuss, crescent, and conch.

MSI 863
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040 Ulaszlo II. (Wladislas II.)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-644a, #0143 views040 Ulaszlo II. (Wladislas II.)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-644a, #01
avers:- M•WLADISLAI•R•VNGARI•, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian (Hungarian) stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion). Polish eagle in inner shield.
revers:- PATRON_VNGARIE,
diameter: 15,5-16mm, weight: 0,58g, axis: 9h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: (Pohl),
date: A.D., ref: Unger-, CNH-, Huszar-,
Q-001
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Caligula: 37 - 41AD43 viewsAE As; Rome Mint
Struck 37 - 38AD
Obv. - bare head left; G. CAESAR.AUG.GERMANICUS.PON.M.TR.P
Rev. - Vesta seated left, holding patera and scepter; VESTA above; large S / C either side
11.72 grams
27.2 mm
1 commentscmcdon0923
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Caracalla, Syria-Laodicea ad Mare, Tyche right in distyle temple, AE1843 viewsCaracalla, AE18, 195-217, Syria-Laodicea ad Mare
IMP C M AVR-ANTONINVS
Laureate head right
LADI-CEON
Turreted, draped bust of Tyche right in distyle temple
D E in exergue

17mm x 18mm, 2.95g
Lindgren II, 2100

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GALBA43 viewsAR denarius. 69 AD. Laureate head right. IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG / Livia standing left, holding patera and scepter.DIVA AVGVSTA . RIC 186. RSC 55.
Ex I & L Goldberg.
benito
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15th C seal matrix43 viewsWeapon divided in 4 quarters: Q1+4 shows 5 diagonally arranged diamonds; Q2+3 climbing lion to left. Found near Halle ( Flemish-Brabant ).Bohemond
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Xian Feng Yuan Bao42 viewsEmperor Xiang Feng, Qing Dynasty. Issued during the war. Huge coin and high value, 1000 cents. Scare. 1851~1861 ADsamwyi
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Republic, Quartuncia42 viewsRome mint, circa 217-215 BC
Head of Roma right, wearing a crested helmet
Prow of galey right, ROMA above
3,41 gr - 15 mm
Ref :RCV # 624
According to RCV, "the quartuncia is the smallest denomination of the Roman bronze coinage, and has been briefly produced during the semilibral weight standard. With the further decline in the weight of the bronze coinage after 215 BC, issue of the experimental quartuncia ceased."
4 commentsPotator II
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L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus42 viewsRome mint, 62 BC
PAVLLUS - LEPIDVS {CONCORDIA] diademed and draped bust of concordia right
Trophy with Lepidus Paullus on the right and three captives on the left (king Perseus of Macedon and his sons). TER above and PAVLLVS at exergue
4.00 gr
Ref : RCV # 366, RSC, Aemilia # 10
4 commentsPotator II
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Nero AE As42 viewsRIC I 543 Lugdunum, C 302
9.72 g, 27 mm
IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P PP, head right
S-C on either side of Victory flying left with shield inscribed SPQR
(Many thanks to Mr. Curtis Clay for attribution!)
1 commentsMark Z2
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PRECOLUMBIAN42 viewsCopador vase. Late Classic. "El Paraiso", Chalatenango, El Salvador. 22,3 cms.2 commentsbenito
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Constantius II42 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman, who reaches back towards soldier, Gamma left, SMKB in ex. Cyzikus 93Randygeki(h2)
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Smyrna, Ionia42 views2nd - 1st Century B.C.
Bronze Homerium, 8.15 gm, 22.5 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: IMΥΡNAIΩN / AΡΡIΔAIOΣ,
Homer seated left, clad in himation, right hand raised to his chin,
volumen in left hand on knees, transverse staff behind, monogram left
Smyrna mint
BMC p. 245, 86,
Sear 4571 (similar)

Hmmm, "red dawn" or "rosy-fingered"...
2 commentsJaimelai
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42 viewsPtolemy III Euergetes. Æ Hemidrachm - Triobol. Alexandreia mint. First phase, struck circa 246-242/1. Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right; cornucopia over shoulder; E between legs. Svoronos 974 var. (control mark).

AE40 about 46.5 g.

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Ar 0.249g, 6.7mm
Elea(Elia?), Aeolis, AR Hemiobol. Late 5th century BC. Head of Athena left, in crested helmet / E L A I, around olive wreath, all within incuse square. SNG Cop 164 ex Forvm
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Clodius Albinus AR Denarius as Caesar42 viewsRIC IVa 4 Rome, RSC 15
2.26 g, 17 mm
D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right
FELICITAS COS II, Felicitas standing, head left, holding caduceus and sceptre
Rare
2 commentsMark Z2
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Gordian III, Denarius42 viewsRome mint, AD 241
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate and draped bust right
IOVIS STATOR, Jupiter standing, holding spear
3.27 gr
Ref : RSC # 113, RCV # 8674
1 commentsPotator II
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Gordian III, Denarius 42 viewsRome mint, AD 240
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate and draped bust right
SECVRITAS PVBLICA Securitas seated on throne left, holding scepter in right hand
2,94 gr
Ref : RSC # 340, RCV #8682
3 commentsPotator II
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Trajan Decius, Tetradrachm42 viewsAVG KG TTEKY DEKIOY TPAIANOC CEB, Laureate and draped bust of Trajan Decius right. Four dots under bust
DHMAPXEX OYCIAC, Eagle standing left, holding wreath in beak, SC at exergue
13,56 gr
Ref : RC #2723, Prieur # 528_012
1 commentsPotator II
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038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525e/1457 A.D., #0142 views038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525e/1457 A.D., #01
avers:- mOn•LAD-ISLAI•RE, Patriarchal Cross, h-O, circle of dots; border of dots.
revers:- VnGAR-IE•ETC, circle of dots; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: h-O (Pohl),
date:1457 A.D., ref: Unger-525e, CNH-2-186, Huszar-668,
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Maximianus, Follis42 viewsAntioch mint, 3rd officina, AD 298
IMP C MA MAXIMIANS P F AVG, Laureate bust of Maximianus right
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, ANT at exergue, two stars, cressent and Γ in field
10.78 gr
Ref : Cohen #184, RCV # 13273 (80), RIC VI # 50b
Potator II
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Histiaia, Euboia42 views196 - 146 B.C.
Silver Tetrobol
2.42 gm, 14.5 mm
Obv.: Head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine
Rev.: Nymph seated upon a stern of galley, ornamented with wing, holding naval standard,
AΓ monogram and bipennis axe below.
IΣTI - AIEΩN left mirrored
BMC 8 p.130, 60;
Sear 2496-98 v.
2 commentsJaimelai
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074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), AE-As, RIC IV-III 173b, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #142 views074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), AE-As, RIC IV-III 173b, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-M-IVL-PHILIPPVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding sceptre and standard.
exergo: S/C//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:244 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-173b, p-90, C-63,
Q-001
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075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 130, Rome, PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Pietas standing half-left, #142 views075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 130, Rome, PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Pietas standing half-left, #1
avers:- OTACIL-SEVERA-AVG, Diademedand draped bust right, on crescent.
revers:- PIETAS-AVGVSTAE, Pietas (Piety, Duitfulness) standing half-left, holding box of perfume and rising right hand.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:22,5-23,5mm, weight:3,93g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date:248-249A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-130, p-, C-,
Q-001
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Constantius I Follis42 viewsRIC VI 594a Trier, 303-305 A.D.
9.96 g, 27 mm x 29 mm
CONSTANTIVS NOBIL C, laureate, cuirassed bust right
GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, tower on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae.
S-F across fields, PTR in exergue
Fully silvered
EX: Rutten & Wieland
2 commentsMark Z2
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079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AE-Semis, RIC IV-III 128, Rome, No legend, S-C across the field, Mars standing left, Scarce! #242 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AE-Semis, RIC IV-III 128, Rome, No legend, S-C across the field, Mars standing left, Scarce! #2
avers:- IMP-C-M-Q-TRAIANVS-DECIVS-AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- No legend, Mars standing left, resting hand on shield and holding spear, S-C across the field.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17mm, weight: 2,1g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 248 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-128, p-126, Scarce!,
Q-002
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Carabela Santa Maria42 viewsModel of the Carabela Santa Maria,
self-made, took me a few years for the completion.
5 commentsJuancho
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Constans42 viewsBetter photo

Constans AE 3
CONSTANS P F AVG, laureate & rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them, O on banner. Mintmark: A SIS star
Siscia
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 167-146 BC. 42 viewsAR hemidrachm.
obv: Laureate head Zeus right
rev: Achaian league monogram. Monogram X-Theta E-E across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.

Agrinion 560-563; McClean 6411; SNG Cop. 249; Hunterian 14; Dewing 1845, Clerk 80/18; Benner-Patrai-32.
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Domitian Denarius - Thunderbolt on Table (RIC II 70)42 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 81 AD
3.39g

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

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

RIC II 70 RSC 575
3 commentsKained but Able
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Trajan Denarius - Trajan's Column (RIC II 292)42 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 113-117AD
3.21g

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


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

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


RIC II 292 RSC 558
1 commentsKained but Able
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Florian RIC 11642 viewsAE Antoninianus, 276 AD, Cyzicus mint.
Obv: IMP FLORIANVS AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Victory left presenting wreath to Florian right.
P in exergue
23mm
RIC 116
1 commentsjdholds
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The Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem42 viewsPhoto by Andrew Shiva.Joe Sermarini
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Marco Vipsanio Agrippa (asse, conio Caligola) 38 d.C.42 viewsMarco Vipsanio Agrippa, amico di Augusto, nonno di Caligola, parente di Nerone
Asse, coniato sotto Caligola nel 38 d.C. , zecca di Roma
AE, 9.477 gr, 29.1 mm, 180°, F (MB)
D/ M AGRIPPA L F COS III, testa a sx
R/ Nettuno con delfino e tridente, S C
RIC Caligola 58, S 556
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (13 novembre 2007, numero catalogo 106); ex FAC (Morehead City NC, Usa, fino al 2007)
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Valerian RIC 5342 viewsAE Antoninianus, 253 AD, Rome mint
Obv: IMP C P VALERIANVS AVG, Radiate , draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory left with wreath and palm.
21mm, 2.8 gm.
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Palm-branch (?)42 viewsCILICIA. Aegeae. Severus Alexander. Æ 38. A.D. 228/229 (year 275). Obv: AVTKMAVPCEVAΛEΞAN(ΔPOC)CEB. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: (AΔPIAΛ)EΞANΔPOVΠO(...AIΓEAIWN), E in field to left, OC in field to right. Bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corintian helmet; Countermark on head. Ref: BMC 36. Axis:195°. Weight: 22.49 g. CM: Palm-branch (?) in rectangular punch, 4 x 7.5 mm.Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Legio IIII Flavia Felix42 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius - 17mm (3.03 g). Struck 193 AD. Laureate head right / LEG IIII FL, TR P COS in exergue, legionary eagle between two standards. RIC IV 8; BMCRE pg. 616, 10a; RSC 264. VF, obverse a little rough.

http://www.livius.org/le-lh/legio/iiii_flavia_felix.html
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GORDIANUS III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus.42 viewsGORDIANUS III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus - 23mm (4.78 g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Mars walking right, holding spear and shield. RIC IV 147; RSC 160. EF
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Byzantine Lead Seal, 7th-9th Century42 viewsObv: Cruciform Invocative Monogram Atop Large Wreath
Rev: Five-Line Inscription
25 x 20 mm
Laetvs
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1795 AE Halfpenny Token. Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland42 viewsObverse: NUNQUAM ARESCERE. River God reclining facing right, right arm resting on an urn, inscribed CLYDE, from which water flows, left hand holding oar inscribed with St Andrew's cross; in exergue, MDCCXCI (1791).
Reverse: RULE BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, her right hand holding spear, her left arm holding laurel-branch and resting on shield at her side; in exergue, 1795.
Edge: PAYABLE IN LONDON, the rest engrailed.
Dalton & Hamer: 9
RARE

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

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

*Alex
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1804 GEORGE III AR BANK OF ENGLAND DOLLAR 42 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III DEI GRATIA REX. Laureate and draped bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BANK OF ENGLAND 1804. Britannia, seated left, holding a branch and spear, her left arm resting on a shield which in turn rests on a cornucopia, a beehive is in the background to the left; all within a garter inscribed FIVE SHILLINGS DOLLAR. The garter is surmounted by a castellated "crown" of five circular stone turrets.
On this coin there are enough traces of the host coin discernible on the reverse, near the edge between 'BANK' and 'OF', and on the obverse below the bust to make an accurate identification of the undertype possible. It was overstruck on a Spanish Colonial 8 Reales minted at Potosi in Bolivia and dated 1806.
Spink 3768; Obverse die A, Reverse die 2
Diameter: 41mm | Weight: 26.7gms | Die Axis: 11
SPINK: 3768

This portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810), this is marked by C. H. K. in raised letters on the truncation at the king's shoulder. The reverse, which was also designed by Kuchler has the raised initial K in the triangular space between the shield, cornucopia, and Britannia's dress. Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.

1804 George III Bank of England Silver Dollars
Although George III reigned for sixty years from 1760 to 1820, the only crowns issued were in the last three years of his reign, apart from these Bank of England dollars issued as an emergency measure.
There had been a persistent shortage of silver coins throughout most of George's reign, and the Bank of England attempted to alleviate this by counter-marking Spanish colonial 8-Reale pieces (the “pieces of eight” of pirate legend) with a punch bearing the head of George III. When this counter-mark was enthusiastically counterfeited, the bank resorted to counter-stamping the entire coin. Most survivors were struck on Mexican or Peruvian 8-Reale pieces, though a few have been found to be struck on issues from Spain proper. Although these Bank of England dollars are all dated 1804, they were issued every year until 1811, and occasionally, the dates of Spanish 8 Reales minted after 1804 can be discerned on them. In 1811, to take account of the increase in the value of silver, the Bank of England dollar coins were revalued at 5s6d and they stayed at this value until they were withdrawn from circulation in 1817, by which time a massive silver re-coinage was being undertaken.
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Great Britain. George IV 1820 - 1830. Copper Farthing 1828.42 viewsGreat Britain. George IV 1820 - 1830. Copper Farthing 1828. GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA, laureate head left / BRITTANNIAR REX. FID. DEF, Brittannia seated right, holding trident and resting right hand on shield.

KM 697
2,355,000 minted
oneill6217
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1854 VICTORIA COPPER "YOUNG HEAD" HALFPENNY42 viewsObverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1854. Young head of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right arm resting on shield, left arm holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 28mm
SPINK: 3949

Victoria's "young head" portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small incuse "WW" at the base of the Queen's neck on this coin.

1854
On October 25th, during the Crimean War, the famous cavalry “Charge of the Light Brigade” took place. The allies were victorious but only after 500 out of the 700 men involved in “The Charge” had lost their lives.

In the USA, on February 28th of this year, the Republican Party was founded.
*Alex
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1967 ELIZABETH II AE PENNY42 viewsObverse: + ELIZABETH.II.DEI.GRATIA.REGINA.F:D:. Laureate bust of Elizabeth II facing right.
Reverse: ONE PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident, lighthouse in background to left; 1967 in exergue.
SPINK: 4157

Elizabeth II's "young head" portrait was designed by Mary Gillick (1881 - 1965), this is marked by a small "MG" below the Queen's bust.
This was the last year of issue of the "Britannia" penny (other than a proof version dated 1970) prior to the introduction of decimal coinage in Britain in 1971. It was struck in enormous numbers to satisfy the large, mainly speculative, demand for the coin.

1967
The U.S. astronauts, Gus Grissom, Edward Higgins White and Roger Chaffee were killed when fire broke out aboard their Apollo 1 spacecraft during a launch pad test.

The first automatic cash machine (ATM) was installed on June 27th of this year, in the office of Barclay’s Bank in Enfield, England.

The world’s first heart transplant was carried out by Dr Christiaan Barnard at Groot Schuur Hospital, Cape Town on December 3rd of this year.

On December 11th, at Toulouse in France, the supersonic airliner Concorde was unveiled.
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Antoninus Pius, as (Boyd collection)42 viewsAntonino Pio (138-161), asse, zecca di Roma (148 d.C.), AE, 14.22 gr, 26,0 mm, BB+ (VF+)
D/ ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XI, testa laureata dell'imperatore a dx
R/ COS IIII, VOTA, SC, Antonino Pio sacrifica davanti a tripode, con pergamena nella sx
RIC 852a; RCV 4323
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (9 luglio 2008, numero catalogo 19), ex Antony Wilson collection (Yorkcoins New York-London, 2005), ex Baldwin's Auctions 42 (London, 26 settembre 2005), ex W. C. Boyd collection (London, dicembre 1901), ex Edgar Lincoln collection (London, prima del 1901).
paolo
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Mis-strike Probus Radiate42 viewsThis radiate 'Aurelianus", likely of Probus, has little detail left on the obverse though a radiate crown and -BV- can be made out. The reverse has two figures clasping hands - like Emperor and Jupiter - and a legend ending in -TER. The exergue has *Q. otlichnik
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Domitian - Tomis42 viewsAE 20, Thrace, Tomis.
Obverse: ΔOMITIANOC KAICA ΓEPM , Laureate head right.
Reverse: TOMITWN, Nike standing on globe left, holding wreath and palm.
Moushmov 1805.
20mm , 4.3 gm

Jerome Holderman
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Constantius II 42 viewsConstantius II AE3. DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman. TRP (crescent) in ex. RIC 359? var. or 358

2.67g
17mm

The mint mark is missing but the style matches Trier
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Severus Alexander RIC 21942 viewsAR Denarius 228-231 AD, Rome mint
Obv: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory standing , foot on stone, inscribing shield VOT / X
19mm, 2.3gm.
RIC 219, RSC 566a, BMC 638
jdholds
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PHILIP SENIOR 244-249 A.D. AE 28 ROS-10242 viewsPHILIP SENIOR 244-249 A.D. AE 28 ROS-102
O:bust r, radiate draped
R:eagle displayed supporting a wreath containing 3 figures in centre ,city-goddest standing l hand on standard .
Demeter standing r hand resting on sceptre ortorch on r agod nude standing r.
Maritima
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Constantius II, RIC VIII 189, Thessalonica42 viewsObv: DN CONSTANTINIVS PF AVG
Bust: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier spearing fallen horseman, FH3 - reaching.
Exe: SMTS "A" in field left
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 350-355 AD
Denom: Ae3
Ref: RIC VIII 189
Rated "C3"
Bluefish
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Julius Caesar Denarius42 viewsJulius Caesar Denarius - Elephant trampling on serpant, CAESAR in exergue / Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.2 commentsAdrian S
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PERU - Charles IV42 viewsPERU - Charles IV (1788-1808) AR 2 Reales, dated 1800. Lima mint. KM#95. dpaul7
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ADRIANO, Side Panfilia, AE19, 117-138 d.C.42 viewsBronzo AE 19, zecca di Side, 117-138 d.C., Adriano
3.692 gr, 19.0 mm, 0°, B+
D/ KAICAP ADPIANOC, testa laureata a dx
R/ CIDHTWN, Atena che avanza a sx tenendo melograno e scudo, serpente a sinistra ai piedi.
SNG France 798, Lindgren 1160
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (25 febbraio 2008, numero catalogo 81); ex FAC (Morehead City NC, Usa, fino al 2008)
paolo
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Constantius II, RIC VIII 11, Nicomedia42 viewsObv: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Bust: Laureate and rosette-diademed head right
Rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Two soldiers standing to either side of two standards
Exe: SMNB
Date: 330-341 AD
Mint: Nicomedia
Denom: Ae3
Ref: RIC VIII 11
Rated "C2"
Bluefish
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Crusaders, Frankish Greece, Principality of Achaea, Robert of Taranto, 1333 - 1364 Billon denier tournois42 viewsCrusaders, Frankish Greece, Principality of Achaea, Robert of Taranto, 1333 - 1364 Billon denier tournois
0.799g, 18.8mm, Clarentza mint .
Obverse + ROBT P AChE, cross pattée
Reverse + CLARENCIA, castle tournois, R below
CCS 75 very rare
Ex Alex G. Malloy Ex A.J. Seltman Ex FORUM
Vladislav D
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Lucius Verus RIC 55342 viewsLucius Verus , AR Denarius, 166 AD
Obv: LVERVS AVG ARM PART MAX,Laureate head right.
Rev: VICT AVG TRP VI COS II, Victory flying holding open wreath with both hands.
19mm, 3.1gm
RIC 553, RSC 339, BMC 425.
jdholds
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Eastern Han Dynasty42 viewsThis Wu Zhu was issued in China Eastern Han Dynasty (AD 25-221) in AD 186. Diameter: close to 25.5 mm. There are 4 strokes radiating to the outer rim on reverse. It is Schjoth #179 or DJ-92 or FD-512. The excessive copper on the character WU on the right of obvese indicates a big die break for the pottery mould. ecoli
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Trajan RIC 12842 viewsAR Denarius, 106 AD, Rome mint
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP, Laureate head right.
Rev: COS VI PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Victory standing half draped , holding wreath and palm.
19mm, 2.8gm
RIC 128,C 75, Sear Mil- 3129 Van Meter 7/5
jdholds
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Julia Maesa -- Istros42 viewsJulia Maesa --AE24, Istros. R: Sea eagle and dolphin.AMNG 520featherz
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15 Hadrian42 viewsHADRIAN
BI tetradrachm, Alexandria mint, 11.1g, 25.1mm
29 Aug 125 - 28 Aug 126 A.D.
ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ Α∆ΡΙΑ CΕΒ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis, from behind / L ∆Ε KATOV (year 10), Canopus jar of Osiris, ornamented with figures, wearing crown of horns, uraei disk, and plumes
Kampmann-Ganschow 32.351; Geissen 903; Dattari 1326; Milne 1154; BMC Alexandria p. 75, 630; Emmett 827
Choice gVF
Purchased from FORVM

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

During the mummification process, large organs, such as the liver, lungs, stomach and intestines were extracted and placed in four jars. In the Ptolemaic period, the Greeks called these jars "canopic jars," relating them to the deity of the old city Canop (now a village in Abu Kyr). The heart was left in the body because it held the spirit, understanding and senses and would be needed on the Day of Judgment in the underworld. -- FORVM
RI0073
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Laranda, Lycaonia, c. 332 B.C.42 viewsLaranda, known today as Karaman, Turkey, was destroyed by Perdiccas in about 322 B.C. and later became a seat of Isaurian pirates.


Silver obol, SNG Levante 225, SNG BnF 443, VF, 0.692g, 11.5mm, 270o, Laranda mint, c. 332 BC; obverse Baal seated left on backless throne, holding grain ear in right, long scepter vertical behind in left; reverse forepart of wolf right, crescent horns downward above, all within a double circular border of dots
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4) Cleopatra Tetradrachm of Alexandria42 viewsThis coin was issued in the first year of Cleopatra's reign, which would place it around 50 B.C. while she was was still in a relationship with Julius Caesar. Twenty years later, she and Antony would commit suicide after their defeat at Actium, ending the reign of the Pharaohs of Egypt.

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

Purchased from FORVM
RM0010
1 commentsSosius
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Licinius-5.42 viewsAE3 , 319AD , Thessalonica mint.
Obv: IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIA AVGG NN , Victory advancing left with wreath.
TS.A. in exergue
18mm, 2.6gm
RIC 61
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Nero 54-68 A.D caesarea maritima mint42 viewsNero 54-68 A.D caesarea maritima mint
Obv:bust r. in front star
Rev:Human to r,foot on prow holding in l sceptre.
Maritima
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Ionia, Teos, c. 475 - 450 B.C.42 viewsIonia, Teos, c. 475 - 450 B.C.,
Silver tetartemorion, Teos
0.214g, 7.0mm
Obv.: griffin seated right, left forepaw raised
Rev.: quadripartite incuse square
SNG Kayhan 601

ex FORVM
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Julius Caesar42 viewsBrass dupondius, 28.34mm (15.64 gm).

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

Crawford (RRC), 476/1; Sydenham (CRR), 1025; RPC I, 601; RCTV, 1417.
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Antoninus Pius as Caesar, As42 viewsRIC 1088.
Rev: TRIB POT COS, clasped hands holding winged caduceus.
E Pinniger
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alexander severus salus42 viewsIMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
PM TR P IIII COS PP
mint : roma
225 AD
frederic
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ANTIOCH 01 [9]b SMANT[delta,epsilon]42 viewsRIC - (see 85 and 91)
The SMANT[officina] mark was used on the Campgate issues but only on a small number of dies at the start of the GLORIA EXERCITVS 2 standard coinage. It is attested by RIC 85, representing Gloria issues of Constantine I in workshops 2 and 4 but not for any other ruler. The officina mark (delta+epsilon, or 4+5=9) is another way of writing theta, sometimes considered an unlucky letter since it could stand for 'Thanatos' (Death).
Its extreme rarity means that this mark must belong to a very short period, presumably around May 330 at the very beginning of the Gloria coinage (and associated city commemorative issues). Only two VRBS ROMA coins are known with this mark, both struck from the same dies, giving further evidence of this issue's rarity. Weight 2.65g.
adrianus
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Postumus, reduced irregular double sestertius42 views[IMP C POSTV]MVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right.
VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left.
A very small reduced bronze. Too thick to be a copy of an antoninianus and very small for an irregular double sestertius (?or dupondius).
21mm.
Adrianus
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Agrippa42 viewsAgrippa, as (struck under Caligula).
Son-in-law of Augustus.
RIC 58.
11,37 g, 28-29 mm.
Rome, 37-41 A.D.
Obv. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head of Agrippa left wearing rostral crown.
Rev. S C either side of Neptune standing left holding dolphin and trident.

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a renowned Roman general and close friend of Octavian (Augustus). As general, Agrippa defeated the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium. In 21 B.C., Augustus married his own daughter Julia to Agrippa. By Julia, Agrippa had two daughters, Vipsania Julia Agrippina and Vipsania Agrippina maior, and three sons, Gaius, Lucius and Agrippa Postumus.
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GREEK42 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III "the Great".
AR Drachm. Sardes c.322-319 AD. Struck under Philip III. 4,35 grs. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus seated left holding eagle in right hand,scepter in left, bee above T I before. AΛΕΞANΔPOY behind.
Price 2626. ADM I .Series XIV 283-288.
Ex.Barry P.Murphy.
3 commentsbenito
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Alexander III tetradrachm 325-323 bc42 viewsPrice 3602...Kings of Macedon Alexander III Lifetime Babylon 325-323 bc Tetradrachm. nice tone. graffiti. The Hercules/Alexander as Hercules side is the real toning. I had brightened the other pic to make it easier to see the mint marks etc...26mm Bought from vendor James Beech 440us$ net Jan/2013chance v
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Egypt, Alexandria, Antoninus Pius, Dattari 2368 cf.42 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE - Billon-tetradrachm, 23mm, 13.9g
AD 143/144 (year 7)
obv. ANTWNINOC - CEB EVCEB
Head, laureate, r.
rev. Bearded Serapis, in himation and wearing kalathos, std. l. on throne, holding
sceptre in l. hand and holding r. hand over Kerberos, std. l. at his feet; on the
back of the throne a small Nike advancing r., holding wreath in raised hand.
in the field L - Z (year 7)
Köln 1443; Dattari cf.2368 (position of date); SNG Copenhagen cf.448f. (without Nike)
about VF
Jochen
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336-323 BC - Alexander (III) The Great - Club, Bow and Case Reverse42 viewsKing: Alexander (III) The Great (r. 336-323 BC)
Date: 336 - about 300 BC?
Condition: Fair
Size: AE17

Obverse: Head of Herakles right

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔPOY between club above and bow and case below.
Alexander

Unknown mint
3.70g; 17.8mm; 30°
Pep
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Alexius 1 Comnenus42 viewsHard pressed by Turkish invaders, Alexius 1 asked the Pope for help. The result was the First Crusade which succeeded in capturing the Holy Land. If not for the Crusade, Constantinople might have fallen and Europe would be in danger. goldcoin
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Alexander III of Macedon AR Tetradrachm ca 310 BC42 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles with lionskin headdress
REV: Zeus Ateophotos seated left holding eagle and scepter, ALEXANDROY vertical to right of scepter. Obscure date or mintmark under eagle.

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

Bought at the Baltimore coin show 2010

Diam 26 mm, wt 17.1 gm
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(0491 ) ANASTASIUS42 views491 - 518 AD
STRUCK 498 - 518 (5th Officina)
AE FOLLIS 32 mm 15.64 g
O: D N ANASTA SIVS P P AVC, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: Large M (mark of value); star to left and right, cross above, below, CON IN EXE.
CONSTANTINOPLE
DOC 23i; MIBE 27; SB 19

laney
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021 Andras II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), AR-Obulus, U-185, #01,Rare !42 views021 Andras II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), AR-Obulus, U-185, #01,Rare !
avers: Three towers on arch, cross on the middle one, crowned bust facing between two stars below, double circle of dots.
revers: Cross with rosettes in the angles, border of dots.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11,5 mm, weight: 0,28g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-185, CHN-CP-044, Huszar-259,
Q-001
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Andronicus II 1282-1328 Thessalonica42 viewsObv: St. Demetrius Standing (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor Holding Large Patriarchal Cross and Akakia, Star in Left Field
Sear 2377
Laetvs
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Trajan Decius Antoninianus Abundance42 viewsOb. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev. ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundance standing right, spilling forth contents of a cornucopia.

Ref. RIC 10b

-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
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Antic AE-Object, #0142 viewsAntic AE-Object, #01
size: 33,5x22x5mm
weight:10,0g
distribution:
date:
ref:
Q-001
quadrans
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Antiochos VII AE15 Hendin 45142 viewsAe15, 15mm, 2.70g.

Obverse: BASILEWS ANTIOXOS EUERGETOI, Upside-down anchot.

Reverse: Lily in dotted circle.

BPR (131-130 BC)

Hendin 451.

Despite being struck in Antiochos' name, this is dated to the time when Hyrcanus I had actually gained control of Jerusalem, where they seem to have been struck. There is thus a good case for the claim that they were minted by Hyrcanus, and in a very real sense, constitute the first clearly 'Jewish' coins, since they inaugurate the tradition of coins without images. The earlier Yehud coins are probably better seen as 'Israelite' rather than 'Jewish'; they use images, and it's uncertain how far the term 'Judaioi' was in use at the time, or to whom it applied.
Robert_Brenchley
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Antioch Syria Mint, Antoninus Pius Bronze Coin42 viewsAntoninus Pius circa 138 - 161 AD
Antioch Syria Mint
Bronze 17 mm 27 gram coin
Obverse: Head Right
Reverse: SC in wreath
Antonivs Protti
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, Denarius42 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-161 A.D.

Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
Rev: COS IIII
RIC 127
Barry
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Antoninus Pius (r. 138-161 AD) - AE As - Rome42 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIX - Laureate head right
Rev: COS IIII / S.C. in exergue - Jupiter seated left, holding Victory

Minted in Rome (155-156 AD)
References: RIC III 954(a) [R], Cohen 195
Weight: 10.07 g
Dimensions: 27 mm
krazy
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ANTONINUS PIUS. 138-161 AD. Æ Dupondius42 viewsANTONINUS PIUS. 138-161 AD. Æ Dupondius 25mm. (11.84 gm). Radiate head right / Providentia standing left, holding sceptre; globe below. _36001 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG XII ANTIQVAE42 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
Galley right mast with banners at prow

LEG XII ANTIQVAE
Legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint 32-31 BC
3.33g

SEAR 1480

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

The legion's whereabouts during most of Augustus' reign is unclear. The 12th was very possibly the unnamed third legion (with III Cyrenaica and XXII Deiotariana) stationed in Egypt. That unnamed legion disappears from Egypt at just about the same time that Legio XII Fulminata is first found in Syria. By early in the reign of Tiberius, the 12th legion was based at Raphanae.
Jay GT4
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 622, Sestertius of AD 141-144 (Temple of Venus and Roma)42 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.5g, Ø 33mm, 12h), Rome mint, struck AD 141-143.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laurate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: ROMAE AETERNAE (around) S C (in field below) Decastyle temple with statues on roof and pediment.
RIC 622 (S); BMCRE 1279-82; Cohen 700 (Fr.12); Strack 848; Foss (RHC) 125:24a
ex Mike R. Vosper

Coin issued on the occasion of the completion of the temple of Venus and Rome, begun by Hadrian in AD 121. Remains of the temple can still be seen today.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius 10 Jul. 138 - 7 Mar. 161 A.D., Rome mint42 viewsCopper as, Sear RCV III 4295, RIC III 676, BMCRE 1358, Cohen 106, gF, corrosion, 10.878 g, 28.2 mm, 180 deg., Rome mint, 142 A.D.; Obv. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III, laureate head right; Rev. BONO EVENTVI S C, Bonus Eventus standing naked facing, head left, patera over flaming altar in right, ears of grain in left; olive patina with scattered red corroded spots.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins

Photo by Forvm Ancient Coins
1 commentsSteve E
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Thessalonica, RIC IX 062.c, 165 Acadius (384-408 A.D.), AE-4, Γ/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets,42 viewsThessalonica, RIC IX 062.c, 165 Acadius (384-408 A.D.), AE-4, Γ/-//TES, GLORIA REI PVBLICE, Campgate with two turrets,
avers:- DN-ARCADIVS-PF-AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLORIA-REI-PVBLICE, Camp gate with two turrets, closed gate, 6 layer of stone.
exe: Γ/-//TES, diameter: 12 mm, weight: 1.15g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 383-388A.D., ref: RIC IX 062.c, p-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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arch of Titus42 viewsPart of the Arch of Titus showing the spoils from the destruction of the Temple in JerusalemTitus Pullo
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Aretas IV (9 BC - 40 AD) - hemiobol minted in AD 01 !42 viewsBust of Aretas right
Nabatean circular legend meaning : "half (obol) of silver" , eagle standing left, dividing ShNT / 10 (Year 10 = 1 AD).
19 mm. Sear 5698.
2 commentsGinolerhino
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Aretas IV (9 BC - 40 AD) - AE 19 minted in 5 BC42 viewsBust of Aretas right, letters in field
HRTT MLK NBTY ShNT 4 (Aretas king of Nabatea, year 4 = 5 BC) , Queen-mother Huldu (?) standing left wearing long dress, right hand raised, holding uncertain object.
19 mm
Sear 5700
2 commentsGinolerhino
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Augustus As, RIC I 72 (Tiberius)42 viewsRome mint, Divus Augustus As, Struck under Tiberius, circa AD 15-16 AE, 26mm 9.10g, RIC I 72 (Tiberius); BMCRE 151-154 (Tiberius); BN 44-48 (Tiberius); Cohen 244
O: DIVVS AVGV-STVS • PATER •, radiate head of Divus Augustus left; star above; thunderbolt before
R: S C across field, draped female figure (Livia) seated right, feet on stool, holding scepter in left hand and patera in right
casata137ec
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42 views'ABBASID CALIPHATE. temp. Al-Muqtadir. Second reign, AH 296-317 / AD 908-929.
AR Dirhem.
Madinat al-Salam mint. Dated AH 299 (AD 911/2).
Album 246.1
Ardatirion
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18-26 - VESPASIANO (69 - 79 D.C.)42 viewsAE AS 25 x 27 mm 9.6 gr.

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

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

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #580a Pag.83 - RIC2 #890 - Sear RCTV Vol.I #2356 var Pag.445 - BMCRE #724 - Cohen Vol.1 #4 Pag.369 - DVM #91 Pag.103 - CBN #755/6
mdelvalle
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Palaestina, Askalon, Antoninus Pius, Rosenberger 184 var. 42 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 25, 16.52g
dated AD 156/157 (year 260)
obv. ANTWNINOC CEBACTOC (beginning upper r.)
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. ACKA[LWN] - ZC (year 260)
Goddess Derketo, in long clothes, crescent on head, puff of garment over l.
arm, stg. facing, head l.(?), holding long sceptre in l. hand and dove in
outstretched r. hand; at her feet Triton in several coils swimming l., holding
cornucopiae with both hands.
BMC Palestine 197; Rosenberger 184 var. (different date); SNG ANS 723 var. (different date)
about VF, brown patina, light roughness
Pedigree:
ex coll. J.S.Wagner
ex CNG Electronic Auction #168, lot 197

The rev. is known for Severus, Diadumenian and Elagabal too. For more information please take a look under 'Mythological interesting coins'
1 commentsJochen
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42 viewsAE As -169-158 BC (Grueber 196/173 BC)
VALERIVS - Gens Valeria
Obv.: Laureate head of Janus, I above.
Rev.:Ship's prow right, VAL in monogram above, I before, ROMA below.
Gs. 15,5 mm. 30,9
Craw. 191/1, Sear RCV 710, BMRCC 545.
1 commentsMaxentius
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027 BC-14 AD - AUGUSTUS AE22 of Berytus 42 viewsobv: IMP.CAES AVGVSTVS (bare head of Augustus right)
rev: COL.IVL (founder plowing with two oxen, left)
ref: BMC 52, RPC 4540,
mint: Berytus
8.45gms, 22mm

Colony Berytus (modern Beirut) in Phoenicia. Augustus sent to it part of the veterans takens from two legions (V Macedonica and VIII Augusta) as a reinforcement to the first military settlers of Julius Caesar.
berserker
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42 viewsGAUL, Uncertain mint (Treveri?). Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14
Æ Quadrans(?) (17mm, 2.7g)
Germanus Indutilli L(ibertus), magistrate. Struck circa 10 BC.
Diademed male head right
Bull butting left
RPC I 506; RIC I 249; Scheers, Traite" 216
Ardatirion
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Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD42 viewsObv: (CAESAR AVG)VSTVS DIVI F PATER PATR(IAE), laureate head of Augustus facing right.

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

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

3.9 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC I 207, RSC 43c, S1597, VM 51
1 commentsSPQR Coins
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Aurelian42 viewsSilvered Antoninianus 22 mm 3.3 g 270-275 AD
OBV :: IMP C AURELIANVS AVG. Radiated and cuirassed bust right
REV :: SOLI INVICTO. Sol standing left, right hand raised, left hand holding globe. Captif seated left with star above him
EX :: KA ( TRIPOLIS )
RIC 390
RIC rated Common
from uncleaned lot 03/2007
Johnny
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Aurelian and Vabalathus, 271 - 272 A.D42 viewsBronze antoninianus, RIC 381, choice gVF, 3.00g, 21.7mm, 180o, Antioch mint, late 271 - spring 272 A.D.; obverse IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, E below; reverse VABALATHVS V C R IM D R, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right; excellent portraits and centeringsalem
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Byzantine nomisma42 viewsWill have to check the exact emperor on this one - to be updated. Optimus
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BAVARIA - Maximilian I - 1598-165142 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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AUGUSTUS42 viewsAR cistophoric tetradrachm. (12.07 gm). Ephesus mint, 25-20 BC. Bare head right. IMP CAESAR / Capricorn right, head left, holding cornucopiae ,AVGUSTVS below ; all within laurel wreath. RIC I 480; Sutherland Group VI, 241a (O35/R45-same reverse die); RSC 16. Toned.
Ex. Glenn.W.Woods. Triton VII, Lot: 847. Sternberg XI (20-21 November 1981), lot 566.
benito
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Phoenicia, Berytos, Elagabal, SNG Copenhagen 11842 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 12.47g
obv. [AV KM AVR AN - TONINOC AVG]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. COL IVL A - VG FEL / BER
Poseidon, in himation, advancing r., head l., holding his trident in l. arm, raising
the nymph Beroe, kneeling l. before him, looking up to him; the nymph, in
transparent chiton, scooping water with a jar, the l. hand raised in defense.
SNG Copenhagen 118; BMC 183; Lindgren II, 120, 2268
Very rare, about EF, chocolate-brown patina

The group of statues from the rev. decorates the pedimentum of the main temple of the city of Berytos, todays Beirut in Liban. For the love of Beroe have struggled Poseidon and Dionysos until Zeus ended the battle and gave Beroe to Poseidon who gave the city the honor to win each naval battle.
For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
1 commentsJochen
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German States. Prussia. Wilhelm I 1861 - 1888. .9000 silver 5-marks 1874-A. 42 viewsGerman States. Prussia. Wilhelm I 1861 - 1888. .9000 silver 5-marks 1874-A. WILHELM DEUTSCHER KAISER KONIG V. PREUSSEN, head right / DEUTSHCES REICH 1874 FUNF MARK, crowned eagle with Prussian arms on breast.

KM 503

Low mintage 838k
oneill6217
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Troas, Birytis, SNG Cop 251 42 viewsTroas, Birytis mint, c. 300 B.C. AE, 9mm 0.74g, SGCV II 4059, SNG Cop 251 ff
O: bearded head of Kabeiros right wearing pilos
R: B-I/PY (clockwise, P reversed), triskelis formed by three crescents, linear border
1 commentscasata137ec
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Boeotia, Thespiae, AE-16, SNG Manchester 937, ΘΕΣΠΙ-ΕΩΝ Lyre in wreath, RR !!42 viewsBoeotia, Thespiae, AE-16, SNG Manchester 937, ΘΕΣΠΙ-ΕΩΝ Lyre in wreath, RR !!
avers:- Veiled female head to the right,
revers:- ΘΕΣΠΙ-ΕΩΝ, Lyre in wreath.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16mm, weight: 3,88g, axes: 1h,
mint: Thespiae, Boeotia, date: 146-27. B.C., ref: BMC,Cent.Gr. Pl-XVI:12,13, SNG Manchester 937, RR!!
Q-001
quadrans
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BOUILLON & SEDAN42 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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M1. Victories, Shield and Altar / Matching Dies42 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
2.8 gm 17.5 mm
Comment: Shares same die as coin shown next. Interesting that their seperate paths should find them together here.
Massanutten
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D5. Parium Mysia, Silver Hemidrachm42 viewsObv: Anepigraphic
Gorgoneion with protruding tongue.
Rev: Anepigraphic
Incuse square containing cruciform pattern with pellet at center.
2.8 gm, 11 mm
Comment: I judged this little coin to be a modern forgery after reading Richard Goldborough's article on the type in the June 2004 edition of The Celator (pg 21). The tell is the very low obverse relief with the borderless Gorgon blending into the edge of the coin. Add to that the apparent application of artificial toning and you have a modern day fake. I suspect there are a lot of these catalogued as legitimate in Greek coin collections.
Massanutten
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B4. Heraclea RIC VII, 5 R342 viewsFollis 3.2 gm 22.8 mm Struck: 313-314 Mark: SMHT/Є
Obv: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate bust, right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre and holding Victory on globe in right hand; eagle with wreath in beak on ground to left.
Massanutten
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F4. Constantius II, Cyzicus, RIC 65, R, 348-350 AD42 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman.
4.2 gm, 21.8 mm, Ae2, Exergue: SMKΓ
Massanutten
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C1. Agrippa, Common42 viewsObv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III
Head, left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev: S C
Neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident.
As 11.1 gm 29 mm Mint: Rome RIC 58
Comment: Issued by Caligula
Massanutten
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F6. Gratian, Ae2, Siscia, RIC 26(a) (C), LRBC 1519, 378-83 AD42 viewsObv: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG
Pearl diademed and draped bust, right.
Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB
Gratian standing left, holding Victory and raising kneeling female figure.
5 gm 22.3 mm Exergue: BSISC•
Massanutten
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C5. Caracalla42 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate and draped bust, right.
Rev:PONTIF TR P X COS II
Caracalla standing right, holding spear in right hand, pulling parazonium forward with left hand and left foot resting on helmet.
Denarius, 2.3 gm, 20.4 mm, RIC 95
Comment: A parazonium is a short sword worn at the waist. This coin was issued during his joint reign with his father, Septimus Severus. Obverse shows his relatively early age at eighteen or nineteen years. He murdered his brother, Geta, within the year following his father's death. He was known as a bloodthirsty and cruel emperor and was finally assassinated on April 8, 217.
Massanutten
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G4. Macrinus42 viewsObv: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG
Laureate and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI
Jupiter standing half left with thunderbolt and scepter. Small figure of Macrinus to front.
Denarius, 2.48 gm, 18 mm, Rome RIC 76
ex: Joe Baran
Comment: Magnifico!
1 commentsMassanutten
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P4. Probus42 viewsObv: PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ADVENTVS AVG
Probus on horseback left, raising right hand and holding sceptre in left. Captive seated in front of horse.
Antoninianus, 3.9 gm, 22 mm, Rome RIC 158 (Bust type F)
Comment: Coin celebrates his brief visit to Rome in 277 some seven or eight months after his Legions in the Eastern Frontier proclaimed him Emperor on the death of Tacitus.
Massanutten
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Great Britain. Imitation Spade. Brass. 1788 - 1845.42 viewsGreat Britain. Imitation Spade. Brass. 1788 - 1845. Minted by Charles Peverelle in Birmingham. GEORGIVS III DEI GRATIA, laureate head right / CHARLES PEVERE E.M.A.K.E.R.B.R.M 1788.oneill6217
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British Virgin Islands42 viewsKm4 - 25 Cents - 1973Daniel Friedman
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BRITISH WEST INDIES42 viewsBRITISH WEST INDIES - AR 1/8 Dollar, 1822. This "Anchor COinage" was issued for British Colonies in general, primarily in the West Indies. KM #2dpaul7
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Buckle #008 AR Buckle, Roman,42 viewsBuckle #008 AR Buckle, Roman,
Double framed buckle - the Buckle-loop is D shaped with involute terminals and tongue intact. Commonly found in military sites
type: AR Buckle,
size: 23x21mm,
weight: 4,45g,
date:2nd-3rd century A.D.,
ref: ???.
distribution: ???,
Q-001
quadrans
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Comemerative42 views1 commentsrandy h2
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CONSTANTIUS II majorina AD35042 viewsobv: D.N.CONSTANTIVS.PF.AVG / A (diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: HOC.SIGNO.VICTORERIS / H / *SIS* (Constantius standing left, holding chi-rho banner & scepter, being crowned by Victory standing left, holding wreath & branch)
ref: RIC VIII-Siscia282b
3.63g, 23mm
Scarce
berserker
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JULIUS CAESAR AR denarius - 49-48 BC42 viewsobv: CAESAR in exergue, elephant right, trampling on serpent
rev: Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.
ref: Cr443/1; Syd 1006; BMCRR (Gaul) 27, SRC 1399, RSC 49
Military mint travelling with Caesar.
3.62gms, 18.5mm
This is the first coin struck in the name of Julius Caesar. The symbolism on the obverse apparently alludes to the conquest of good over evil, Caesar's victory over the Gauls, while the reverse refers to Caesar's possession of the office of Pontifex Maximus.
berserker
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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf 443-1, Plated (Fouree), Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), #242 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf 443-1, Plated (Fouree), Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), #2
avers:-CAESAR in exergue, elephant right, trampling on serpent.
revers:- Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf's head) and priest's hat.
exerg:-/-//CAESAR, diameter: 17-20mm, weight: 2,66g, axes: 5h,
mint: Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), date: 49-48 B.C., ref: Crawford-443/1, Sydneham-1006, RSC-49, BMCRR (Gaul) 27
Q-002
"This is the first coin struck in the name of Julius Caesar. The symbolism on the obverse apparently alludes to the conquest of good over evil, Caesar's victory over the Gauls, while the reverse refers to Caesar's possession of the office of Pontifex Maximus."
quadrans
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037-041 AD - Caligula - RIC I 38 - Vesta Reverse42 viewsEmperor: Caligula (r. 37-41 AD)
Date: 37-38 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: As

Obverse: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT
Consul Caesar Augustus Germanicus Chief Priest Tribune
Bare head left

Reverse: VESTA (above)
The Emperor looks after the state.
S - C to left and right
Vesta, veiled and draped, seated left on ornamental throne, right holding patera, left long transverse sceptre.

Rome mint
RIC I Caligula 38; VM 9
5.61g; 26.0mm; 180°
Pep
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Caracalla42 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM.Rad and draped bust.r Rev. PMTRP XV IIII COS IIII PP.Sol stg.facing.hd.l.Right hand raised,holding globe in left. RIC 281a(rome ad 216) weight 3,701 commentsspikbjorn
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Caracalla denarius42 viewsJupiter reverse1 commentsmarandnumiz
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AR-Denarius, RIC IV-I 223, Rome, MARTI PRO PVGNATORI, Mars advancing left, #142 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AR-Denarius, RIC IV-I 223, Rome, MARTI PRO PVGNATORI, Mars advancing left, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-BRIT, Laureate head right.
revers:- MARTI-PRO-PVGNATORI, Mars advancing left, holding spear and trophy.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight: 2,32g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 213 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-223, p-217, C-150,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
Caracalla_Odessos_TheosMegas.jpg
Caracalla, Odessos, Theos Megas, AE2842 viewsAE28, 10.78 g
obv: laureate head right
rev: the Great God of Odessos standing left, holding patera and cornucopia, lighted altar at feet
areich
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Caracalla (as Caesar), 195 - 198 AD42 viewsObv: M AVR ANTONINVS CAES, bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla facing right, seen from the front.

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

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 196 AD

2.7 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC IVi 4, RSC 587, S6679

Front facing busts are not listed in RIC for this type and much more scarce than the bust seen from the rear.
SPQR Coins
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Roman Empire, Caracalla 198-217, Denarius, 3.32g42 views "IMP CAES M AVR ANTON AVG" Laureate, draped bust of Caracalla right.
"SECVRIT ORBIS" Securitas seated on a throne with cornucopiae and scepter.
RSC III 571b
2 commentspaul1888
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05 - Caracalla AR Antoninianus - Serapis 'P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII PP'42 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (AD 198 - 217)
Silver Antoninianus (double denarius) Rome Mint

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

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

5.03 Grams
5 commentsrexesq
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Caracalla, Traianopolis, Telesphorus, AE1742 viewsCaracalla 197-217
Trajanopolis Thrace
17mm, 3.85g
Obv: AVT K M AVR C[E ANTΩNEINOC], laureate head right
Rev: TRAIANO - POΛEITΩN, Telesphorus facing, wearing hooded cloak
Schönert-Geiss 146 (V 67/R 124)
1 commentsareich
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Caracalla Prov42 viewsFrom Isegrim per archivum (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=42896.0)

PRO: BITHYNIA
PO : NICAEA
PZ : Between 198 and 217
Obverse
VSG: AYT K M AYRH ANTWNEINOS AYG
VT : PORTRAIT MAN R / CARACALLA
VA : WREATH LAUREL
VG : ROUND / WOMAN STANDING HR / NIKE
Reverse
RSG: EIS AIWNA TOYS KYRIOYS NIKAIEWN
RT : PERSONS 3 / MAN STANDING HR(1) / EMPEROR(1) / MAN STANDING HL(2) / EMPEROR(2) / ALTAR / WOMAN STANDING HL(3) / HOMONOIA(3)
RA : STAFF(1-3) / CLASPING HANDS(1-2) / PATERA(3)
Technical details
M : AE
GEW: 13.39(1)
Bibliographical references
ZIT: SNG AUL 590(1) / WEISER SLG KOELN S345,17(1)
Additional remarks
FR : VS: AYT K M AYRH ANTWNEINOS AYG RS: EIS AIWNA TOYS KYRI NIKAIEWN

Thanks to achivum/slokind/Jochen/Curtis Clay for attribution help!
fordicus
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Caracalla, AE 24 Diassaria42 viewsPIVS AVGV ANTONINVS
Laureate bust right
MVNIC S/TOBE
Nike advancing right with wreath and palm
Cohen IV 715-716, BMCG 10-12
Obverse die (V10) occurs with reverses Zeus sitting (R10), Nike standing (R127), and Nike advancing right (R82). This reverse die may be unlisted.
whitetd49
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Caracalla, AE 2942 viewsAV K M . AVRHLI . ANTWNINOC
Bust laureate, cuirassed, draped, right, seen from behind
VPA AVR GALLOV NI/KOPOLIT . PROC IC .
Demeter standing facing, head veiled left, holding heavy basket torch and grain ears with poppy head.
AMNG -, Varbanov (Eng.) I, -.

1 commentswhitetd49
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Caracalla, AE 27 Tetrassaria42 viewsIM C M AVR ANTONINVS
Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed, right, seen from behind
MVNICIP STOBENSI
Nike/Nemesis advancing left with wreath and palm, wheel at her feet
Cohen 718 - 719, Lindgren 1148
Josifovski 485, same dies (V124, R172), citing specimen in Petersberg 2954.
One of the earlier portraits of Caracalla at Stobi.
whitetd49
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Caracalla, AE 25 Diassaria42 viewsM AVR ANTONINVS/ AV
Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed, right, seen from behind
MVNICI STO/BEN
Nike-Nemesis advancing left with wreath and palm, wheel at her feet
Josifovski 505 and 510, same dies (V52, R190) in private collection
Kuzmanovic Collection -
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42 viewsareich
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Celtic AR-Drachm, Kugelwangen type, kugel-triskele, 2nd c. BC. #242 viewsCeltic AR-Drachm, Kugelwangen type, kugel-triskele, 2nd c. BC. #2
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
revers:- Horse-trotting-left-
diameter: 12-14mm, weight: 2,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Kugelwangen type,
date:, 2nd.c. BC.
ref: Göbl-xx, Göbl-OTA-xx, Kostial-xx,
Distribution : , Hungary/ n. Serbia
Q-002
quadrans
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A121B-12 - Acuñaciones Conmemorativas Roma - Constantinopla42 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 17 x 16 mm 3.0 gr.

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

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

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Heraclea) #115 Pag.557 - Cohen Vol.VII #21 Pag.326 - DVM #2 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8310.h. Pag.174 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3890
mdelvalle
Centenional Graciano RIC IX Thessalonica 26c, type xv.jpg
A140-20 - Graciano (367 - 383 D.C.)42 viewsAE3 Centenional 18 x 17 mm 1.7 gr.
Hijo mayor y Co-Augusto de Valentiniano I

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

Acuñada 367 - 375 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.2da.)
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Thessalonica) #26c Pag.178 tipo xv - Cohen Vol.VIII #23 Pag.129 - DVM #43 Pag.310 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9124.g. Pag.278 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4142
mdelvalle
Centenional Valente RIC IX Siscia 15b, type xx.jpg
A138-14 - Valente (364 - 378 D.C.)42 viewsAE3 Centenional 18 x 19 mm 2.5 gr.

Anv: "DN VALEN-S P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE" - Victoria avanzando a izquierda, portando una corona en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y una hoja de palma en la izquierda. "ASISC" en exergo, " * / R / o " y " · / M ".

Acuñada 367 - 375 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C3

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Siscia) #15b Pag.147 tipo xx - Cohen Vol.VIII #47 Pag.110 - DVM #49 Pag.308 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9077.f. Pag.274 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4118
mdelvalle
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L. Flaminius Chilo 109-108 BC.42 viewsL. Flaminius Chilo 109-108 BC., silver denarius.
Obverse- Helmeted head of Roma right, ROMA (ccw behind head).
Reverse- Victory in biga right, wreath in outstretched right hand, reigns in left hand, L.FLAMINI (in bottom field) / CILO (in exergue).
RSC Flaminia 1, 3.93g, 20mm
b70
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Claudius - Modius Quadran42 viewsQuadran, 2.34 g, 18 mm, 6 h, 42-43 AD

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

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

Rome mint

RIC I 90
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104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Cyzicus, T-0909 (Estiot), RIC V-I 233, -/-//SPQR, FORTVNA REDVX, SPQR, Fortuna standing left,42 views104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Cyzicus, T-0909 (Estiot), RIC V-I 233, -/-//SPQR, FORTVNA REDVX, SPQR, Fortuna standing left,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-CLAVDIVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from rear, (D2).
revers:- FORTVNA-REDVX, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand, (Fortuna2).
exerg: -/-//SPQR, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,84g, axes: 5h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 269 A.D., ref: T-0909 (Estiot), RIC V-I 233,
Q-001
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Claudius As42 viewsClaudius AE As.
Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP, bare head left
Rev: S-C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm.

RIC 100, Cohen 84v, BMC 149, Sear 1861
3 commentsTanit
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Claudius42 viewsClaudius, as
RIC 113
8.77 g.
Obv. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left.
Rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTA SC: Libertas standing right, holding pileus and extending her arm.
2 commentsMarsman
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Claudius, RIC 93, for Nero Claudius Drusus, Sestertius of AD 41-4242 viewsÆ Sestertius (28.8g, Ø34mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 41-42.
Obv.: NERO·CLAVDIVS·DRVSVS·GERMANICVS·IMP, bare head of Nero Claudius Drusus facing left.
Rev.: TI·CLAVDIVS·CAESAR·AVG·P·M·TR·P·IMP [/] S C, Claudius seated left on curule chair, holding a branch; weapons lying around.
RIC (Claudius) 93 (C); Cohen 8; BMC 157; Sear (RCV 2K) 1896
Charles S
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Claudius Minverva42 viewsT CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP

Rev. Minerva advancing with spear and shield SC

Rome 42 AD

12.0g

Sear 1862

SOLD
Titus Pullo
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Brass Coal Shuttle42 viewsDate: Late 19th/early 20th century

This device was used to scoop coal easily. It has porcelain handles painted with a cobalt blue design.
1 commentsNoah
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012. Domitian 81-96 AD42 viewsDomitian

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

as Caesar, AR Denarius. 76 AD. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right / COS IIII, Pegasus walking right. RSC 47
ecoli
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maximinus II caesar42 viewsmaximinus II,as caesar, 308-310 A.D.
OBV: GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, laureate head right
REV: GENIO CAESARIS CMH, Genius standing left with modius on head, patera from which liquor flows, & cornucopiae.
EX: SMNT(Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey)
ancientcoins
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Salonina, Alexandria42 viewsSalonina 254-268 AD
Billon Tetradrachm; 22mm; 9.91g
Alexandria, Egypt

KOPNHDIA CADWNEINA CEB
Draped and diad. bust right

L I D
Regnal Year 14= 266/67
Tyche holding cornucopiae and anchor standing left

SGI 4696v, BMC 2263, KE 3864
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Faustina Junior, Philippopolis42 viewsThrace, Philippopolis

FAVCTEINA CEBACTH
draped bust right

FILIPPOPOLEITWN
Artemis standing left holding corn ears & torch


AE25, 8.42g
Moushmov 5163, BMC 13
Prov. Harlan J. Berk
arizonarobin
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Commodus, Sestertius42 viewsRIC 513
Rev: P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P, FOR RED in exergue, Fortuna seated left holding cornucopia and rudder.
E Pinniger
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VII-COMMODUS -a- 001 Denar RIC III/20542 viewsAv) M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT PP
Laureate head right

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

Weight: 2,9g; Ø:18mm; Reference: RIC III/205; ROME mint ;struck.190 A.D.; small flan crack
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VII-COMMODUS -a- 006 Sestertius RIC III/35042 viewsAv) M COMMODVS ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head right

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

Weight: 30,33g; Ø: 31mm; Reference: RIC III/350 ROME mint ;struck 183 A.D. First Emission
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Commodus Sestertius Securitas42 viewsPhiloromaos
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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!42 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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Constantine I, RIC VI 141, Aquileia42 viewsObv: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Bust: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: MARTI CONSERVATORI
Mars, helmeted, standing right and looking left, holding reversed spear and leaning on shield.
Exe: AQT
Date: 312-313 AD
RIC VI 141
Denom: Follis
Bluefish
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Constans GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS RIC VII Siscia 25542 viewsAE4, 16x17mm, 1.14g.

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

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

Exe ASIS.

RIC VII Siscia 255, 335-6, R4.
Robert_Brenchley
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Constans- VOT42 viewsConstans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.

Obverse:
Pearl-diademed head right

D N CONSTANS PF AVG

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

Reverse:

VOT : 'Votis decennalibus (solutis),

X X: 20

MVLT: multis vicennalibus (susceptis),

XXX: 30

Showing: VOT XX MVLT XXX in wreath

Domination: Bronze, AE 4, size 15 mm

Mint: Antioch.Oficina ???

Vota (plural of votum). A vow made to a god in order to obtain a divine favour stipulated in advance. The granting of the request obliged the vower to fulfil his promise. This usually took the form of a sacrifice to the deity or an offering to his (or her) temple. Public vota in Imperial times were normally for the welfare of the emperor over a stated period of time (five or ten years) and were regularly undertaken (vota suscepta) and hopefully paid (vota soluta). Sometimes they were more specific, relating to the safety of the emperor on a particularly hazardous journey or military campaign, or the current state of his health. The undertaking and fulfillment of these public vows was frequently recorded on the coinage and in the late Empire especially may provide useful evidence for the chronological arrangement of issues
John Schou
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Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Nicomedia 9042 viewsAE3, 20mm, 2.50g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head R.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, gate with 2 turrets, 6 rows, no door, star above.

Exe: SMNB (Nicomedia, Officina 2).

RIC VII 90, 324-5, R1.
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Constantine I VIRTVS EXERCIT RIC VII Trier 25842 viewsAE3, 14x16mm, 3.71g.

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG, Helmeted and Cuirassed Bust R.

Reverse: VIRTVS-EXERCIT, VOT/XX on standard between two captives.

Exe PTR (Trier Officina 1).

RIC VII 258, 320, R4.
Robert_Brenchley
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Constantine I SALVIS42 viewsAE Follis. Obv.: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES ; Rev.: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART ; Carthage stg. l. holding fruitsTanit
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Constantine The Great- City of Rome Commemorative42 viewsConstantine the Great, early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

Obverse:
City of Rome Commemorative, 330 - 338 A.D.

Helmeted bust of Roma left wearing imperial ornamental mantle, visored and crested helmet.

VRBS ROMA, The City of Rome

VRBS: City
ROMA: Rome

Comment:
Much less common than the wolf and twins reverse type.

Reverse:
GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, The glory of the army

GLOR-IA : Glory
EXERC-ITVS: Army

Two soldiers standing facing one another, each holding spear and resting hand on shield on ground, standard in center.


Domination: Bronze AE4, size 15-16 mm

Mint: the last letter its a Δ (Delta, fourth Officina) , if thats so.. RIC VIII Heraclea 28, rated S. 330-333 or 335.

Comments:
There are three possible mints for this coin. It all depends on the third letter.
SMH( ) - Heraclea
SMN( ) - Nicomedia
SMK( ) - Cyzicus

Heraclea had 5 officinae working at this time. Nicomedia had 4 and Cyzicus had 6.
John Schou
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE Follis of Nicomedia. Struck c.A.D.312. 42 viewsObverse: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. Laureate head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO. Sol, fully dressed in long robe, standing facing left, right hand raised and holding head of Serapis in left; in left field, A; in right field, crescent; in exergue, SMN.
RIC VI : 73c
Scarce
2 comments*Alex
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CONSTANTINE I--VICT LAE42 views307 - 337 AD
AE18.5 mm 3.43 g
O: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, helmeted laur cuir bust right
R: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, 2 Victories standing facing each other, holding over a column a shield inscribed VOT/PR
P star/crescent A in exe
Arles
RIC VII (Arles) 188 R3 (Rare)
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Constantine II RIC VII, Aquileia 94 var.42 viewsConstantine II, Caesar AD 317-337, son of Constantine I the Great
AE - Follis, 2.88g, 19mm
Aquileia 3rd officina, AD 321
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
wreath with VOT/V
exergue: dot AQT dot
RIC VII, Aquileia 94 var.
R2; about EF

RIC VII, Aquileia 94 has obv. legend NOB CAES instead of NOB C! Because another coin is known (RIC VII, Aquileia 101 var.) with NOB C and ex. dot AQT dot it is probably an intermediate issue between AD 321 (NOB CAES) and AD 322 (NOB C). Thanks Stickman!
Jochen
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136 Constantinus-I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 120, AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Vexillum and captives, R3!!!, #242 views136 Constantinus-I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 120, AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Vexillum and captives, R3!!!, #2
avers:- CONST-A-NTINVS-AVG, 1, Helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
rever:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT,1, D2, S/F over HL monogram, Vexillum reading VOT/XX; seated captive on either side.
exergo: -/-//ΓSIS*, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320 A.D., ref:RIC-VII-120, p-439, 3rd.-off., R3!!!,
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Constantius II RIC VIII, Siscia 24342 viewsConstantius II AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Centenionalis (AE 3), 1.99g, 18.9mm
Siscia 4th officina, AD 348-350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, perl-diademed , r.
rev. FEL TEMP - REPARATIO
Emperor, in military clothes, stands l. in galley, phoenix on globe in right,
labarum in left, Victory seated steers in stern
in ex. ASIS and symbol #4
RIC VIII, Siscia 243; LRBC 1135
Choice EF, nice patina, fantastic strike and condition, superb example of the type
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
1 commentsJochen
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Thessalonica 12942 viewsConstantius II, 324 - 361, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2, 5.65g
Thessalonica 3. officina, 1 March 350 - 25 Dec. 350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
A behind head
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Helmeted soldier to l., shield on l. arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on
ground at r. Horseman wearing pointed cap and sitting on ground beside
horse (type FH2)
A in l. field
exergue: TS Gamma
RIC VIII, Thessalonica 129
Scarce, VF

This is the more rare type with the sitting horseman! In Helvetica's list the horseman wears a Phrygian bonnet.
Jochen
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Constantius II FT Constantinople (2)42 viewsConstantius II, Constantinople, 351 - 355 AD, 18mm, 2.8g, RIC 121
OBV: DN Constantius PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman with no beard hair in topknot, reaching, dot in center
CONSS in exergue
no beard, hair in a topknot, reaching (hairstyle not in RIC)
Rare legend break in R-EP...
Romanorvm
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A42 views Constantius I “Chlorus” AE Follis

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

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

Constantius I was chosen by Maximian as his adopted heir. Upon the abdication of both Diocletian and Maximian, he became joint emperor with Galerius in March AD 293. In AD 305, Constantius I won the title ‘Britannicus Maximus’ for his successful campaign against the Picts in Britain. By this time, however, Constantius I was poor in health and believed to be suffering from leukaemia. This earned him the nickname ‘Chlorus’ (the pale). Although he was senior emperor in the west, Galerius had managed to establish a foothold by getting his own nominee, Severus, as Caesar in the west. The intent was to slip Severus in as senior emperor in the west upon the death of Constantius. Constantine I, son of Constantius I, had another plan in mind. Thus, when Constantius I Chlorus died at York on July 25, AD 306, Constantine I was proclaimed ‘Augustus’ and senior emperor in the west by his army before Galerius could take action. Galerius sought to diminish this power by proclaiming Severus ‘Augustus’ and senior emperor as well. This sparked a struggle in the west for power.
NOTE: As the father of Constantine, a number of Christian legends have grown up around Constantius. Eusebius's Life of Constantine claims that Constantius was himself a Christian, although he pretended to be a pagan, and while Caesar under Diocletian, took no part in the Emperor's persecutions. His first wife, Helena, claimed to find the True Cross.
2 commentsNoah
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Jacopo Contarini (1275-80)42 viewsJacopo Contarini, AR Grosso
Obv: I•A OTARIN DUX SM VENETI , Doge and St. Mark.
Rev: IC XC, Christ enthroned.
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Constantine I RIC VII 342 viewsObv: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
Laureate head right
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe & leaning on eagle-tipped scepter, eagle with wreath left, A to right
SMK in ex.
20 mm 3.6gm
OWL365
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Constantine II RIC VIII 8942 viewsObv:CONSTINVS MAX AVG
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS
two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard with chi-rho on banner between them
ASIS crescent in ex.
17mm 1.6 gm
1 commentsOWL365
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Greek, Corinth AR Stater (350-300 BC)42 viewso/ Pegasus flying left, Q below.
r/ Helmeted head of Athena Chalinitis left.
8.62g. 19.5x22mm
Sear 2629-2631. Pozzi 1685-1700.
Lot 15 de la vente du 30 mai 2008 de la Maison Rossini
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Constantine V and Leon III42 viewssolidus1 commentsantvwala
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Domitian, AD 81-9642 viewsAR Denarius, 20.38 mm (3.42 gm).

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

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

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Crispina- IVNO LVCINA42 viewsCrispina, wife of Commodus, Augusta 178 -182 A.D.

Obverse:

CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair knotted in a bun in back

CRISPINA AVGVSTA

CRISPINA: Crispina
AVGVSTA: Augusta

Reverse:

IVNO LVCINA S C,

IVNO: Juno, goddess
LVCINA: Light
S C: Senatus Consulto


IVNO LVCINA (Goddess of light) S C, Juno standing left, holding patera (a bowl used to pour libations) and scepter

Domination:Middlle Bronze, Orichalcum Sstertius/ Dupondius, 25 mm

Mint: Rom
John Schou
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Crispina (Augusta)42 viewsCrispina (Augusta)
AE As/Dupondius 14.28g
Ob: CRISPINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust right, hair tied in bun on back of head
Rv: IVNO LVCINA - S-C across field, Juno standing left, holding patera & scepter
Mint: Rome (177 AD)
Ref: RIC II 680 (Commodus); Cohen 24, Sear #5 6018; BMC 433 (Commodus)
Scotvs Capitis
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Crispus42 viewsCrispus - Heraclea Mint - Officina 1 - AE3 Follis - RIC VII 61

O: CRISPVS NOB CAES, Laureate bust right, draped & cuirassed

R: DOMINOR NOSTROR CAESS, around VOT X within wreath, SMHA in exergue

2.7g, 18.2mm, 135 degree die axis, 324AD
BiancasDad
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Cyrenaica, Cyrene. Trajan AE2442 views Cyrenaika, Cyrene. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AE 24. AYTOKP KAIS NEP TPAIAN SEB
GERM DAK, laureate head right / DHMAPX EX UPAT G, head of Zeus-Ammon right.
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Czech Republic42 viewsKm2 - 20 Haleru - 1995
Km7 - 1 Koruna - 1994
Km8 - 5 Korun - 1994
Daniel Friedman
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Louis II de Montpensier (1560-1582), Liard- 158242 viewsAtelier de Trevoux
+ L . P . [DOMBAR .] D . MONTISP . M, Grand L couronné.
+ DNS ADIVTOR . MEVS . 1582, croix florencee
0.78 gr
Ref : Divo Dombes # 50, PA # 5129v, Mantellier # 29v
Potator II
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Calabria, Tarentum, Nomos42 viewsCalabria, Tarentum
290 – 281 BCE
AR Nomos – 7.81 gms

Obv: Nude ephebus on horse rearing r., spearing downward with right hand and holding round shield and two spare javelins in left, ΣA under horse
Rev: TAPAΣ, Taras riding dolphin left, extending right hand and holding distaff in left, pellet in l. field, prow left below

SNG ANS 985-6, Vlasto 586-7
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18-05 - VESPASIANO (69 - 79 D.C.)42 viewsAR Denario 17.5 x 16 mm 2.4 gr.

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

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

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #10D Pag.16 - RIC2 #29 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2285 Pag.435 - BMCRE #26 - DVM #18/5 Pag.100 - CBN #18 - RSC Vol. II #94h Pag.41
mdelvalle
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33 - 02 – MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)42 viewsAR Denario 18/19 mm 3.3 gr.

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

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

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #206 Pag.229 – SRCV Vol.II #4914 Pag.306 - BMCRE Vol. #492 - Cohen Vol.III #412 Pag.42/43 - RSC Vol. II #412 Pag.208 - DVM #25 Pag.144
mdelvalle
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weight for hanging balance, possibly for tremissis 1/3 solidi42 views12mm tapered 3mm to 9mm. 1.14 gwileyc
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1301b, Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 March 305 A.D.42 viewsDiocletian. RIC V Part II Cyzicus 256 var. Not listed with pellet in exegrue
Item ref: RI141f. VF. Minted in Cyzicus (B in centre field, XXI dot in exegrue)Obverse:- IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse:- CONCORDIA MILITVM, Diocletian standing right, holding parazonium, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left with scepter.
A post reform radiate of Diocletian. Ex Maridvnvm.

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

Diocletian ( 284-305 A.D.)

Ralph W. Mathisen
University of South Carolina


Summary and Introduction
The Emperor Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (A.D. 284-305) put an end to the disastrous phase of Roman history known as the "Military Anarchy" or the "Imperial Crisis" (235-284). He established an obvious military despotism and was responsible for laying the groundwork for the second phase of the Roman Empire, which is known variously as the "Dominate," the "Tetrarchy," the "Later Roman Empire," or the "Byzantine Empire." His reforms ensured the continuity of the Roman Empire in the east for more than a thousand years.

Diocletian's Early Life and Reign
Diocletian was born ca. 236/237 on the Dalmatian coast, perhaps at Salona. He was of very humble birth, and was originally named Diocles. He would have received little education beyond an elementary literacy and he was apparently deeply imbued with religious piety He had a wife Prisca and a daughter Valeria, both of whom reputedly were Christians. During Diocletian's early life, the Roman empire was in the midst of turmoil. In the early years of the third century, emperors increasingly insecure on their thrones had granted inflationary pay raises to the soldiers. The only meaningful income the soldiers now received was in the form of gold donatives granted by newly acclaimed emperors. Beginning in 235, armies throughout the empire began to set up their generals as rival emperors. The resultant civil wars opened up the empire to invasion in both the north, by the Franks, Alamanni, and Goths, and the east, by the Sassanid Persians. Another reason for the unrest in the army was the great gap between the social background of the common soldiers and the officer corps.

Diocletian sought his fortune in the army. He showed himself to be a shrewd, able, and ambitious individual. He is first attested as "Duke of Moesia" (an area on the banks of the lower Danube River), with responsibility for border defense. He was a prudent and methodical officer, a seeker of victory rather than glory. In 282, the legions of the upper Danube proclaimed the praetorian prefect Carus as emperor. Diocletian found favor under the new emperor, and was promoted to Count of the Domestics, the commander of the cavalry arm of the imperial bodyguard. In 283 he was granted the honor of a consulate.

In 284, in the midst of a campaign against the Persians, Carus was killed, struck by a bolt of lightning which one writer noted might have been forged in a legionary armory. This left the empire in the hands of his two young sons, Numerian in the east and Carinus in the west. Soon thereafter, Numerian died under mysterious circumstances near Nicomedia, and Diocletian was acclaimed emperor in his place. At this time he changed his name from Diocles to Diocletian. In 285 Carinus was killed in a battle near Belgrade, and Diocletian gained control of the entire empire.

Diocletian's Administrative and Military Reforms
As emperor, Diocletian was faced with many problems. His most immediate concerns were to bring the mutinous and increasingly barbarized Roman armies back under control and to make the frontiers once again secure from invasion. His long-term goals were to restore effective government and economic prosperity to the empire. Diocletian concluded that stern measures were necessary if these problems were to be solved. He felt that it was the responsibility of the imperial government to take whatever steps were necessary, no matter how harsh or innovative, to bring the empire back under control.

Diocletian was able to bring the army back under control by making several changes. He subdivided the roughly fifty existing provinces into approximately one hundred. The provinces also were apportioned among twelve "dioceses," each under a "vicar," and later also among four "prefectures," each under a "praetorian prefect." As a result, the imperial bureaucracy became increasingly bloated. He institutionalized the policy of separating civil and military careers. He divided the army itself into so-called "border troops," actually an ineffective citizen militia, and "palace troops," the real field army, which often was led by the emperor in person.

Following the precedent of Aurelian (A.D.270-275), Diocletian transformed the emperorship into an out-and-out oriental monarchy. Access to him became restricted; he now was addressed not as First Citizen (Princeps) or the soldierly general (Imperator), but as Lord and Master (Dominus Noster) . Those in audience were required to prostrate themselves on the ground before him.

Diocletian also concluded that the empire was too large and complex to be ruled by only a single emperor. Therefore, in order to provide an imperial presence throughout the empire, he introduced the "Tetrarchy," or "Rule by Four." In 285, he named his lieutenant Maximianus "Caesar," and assigned him the western half of the empire. This practice began the process which would culminate with the de facto split of the empire in 395. Both Diocletian and Maximianus adopted divine attributes. Diocletian was identified with Jupiter and Maximianus with Hercules. In 286, Diocletian promoted Maximianus to the rank of Augustus, "Senior Emperor," and in 293 he appointed two new Caesars, Constantius (the father of Constantine I ), who was given Gaul and Britain in the west, and Galerius, who was assigned the Balkans in the east.

By instituting his Tetrarchy, Diocletian also hoped to solve another problem. In the Augustan Principate, there had been no constitutional method for choosing new emperors. According to Diocletian's plan, the successor of each Augustus would be the respective Caesar, who then would name a new Caesar. Initially, the Tetrarchy operated smoothly and effectively.

Once the army was under control, Diocletian could turn his attention to other problems. The borders were restored and strengthened. In the early years of his reign, Diocletian and his subordinates were able to defeat foreign enemies such as Alamanni, Sarmatians, Saracens, Franks, and Persians, and to put down rebellions in Britain and Egypt. The easter frontier was actually expanded.

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Diocletian's Economic Reforms
Another problem was the economy, which was in an especially sorry state. The coinage had become so debased as to be virtually worthless. Diocletian's attempt to reissue good gold and silver coins failed because there simply was not enough gold and silver available to restore confidence in the currency. A "Maximum Price Edict" issued in 301, intended to curb inflation, served only to drive goods onto the black market. Diocletian finally accepted the ruin of the money economy and revised the tax system so that it was based on payments in kind . The soldiers too came to be paid in kind.

In order to assure the long term survival of the empire, Diocletian identified certain occupations which he felt would have to be performed. These were known as the "compulsory services." They included such occupations as soldiers, bakers, members of town councils, and tenant farmers. These functions became hereditary, and those engaging in them were inhibited from changing their careers. The repetitious nature of these laws, however, suggests that they were not widely obeyed. Diocletian also expanded the policy of third-century emperors of restricting the entry of senators into high-ranking governmental posts, especially military ones.

Diocletian attempted to use the state religion as a unifying element. Encouraged by the Caesar Galerius, Diocletian in 303 issued a series of four increasingly harsh decrees designed to compel Christians to take part in the imperial cult, the traditional means by which allegiance was pledged to the empire. This began the so-called "Great Persecution."

Diocletian's Resignation and Death
On 1 May 305, wearied by his twenty years in office, and determined to implement his method for the imperial succession, Diocletian abdicated. He compelled his co-regent Maximianus to do the same. Constantius and Galerius then became the new Augusti, and two new Caesars were selected, Maximinus (305-313) in the east and Severus (305- 307) in the west. Diocletian then retired to his palace at Split on the Croatian coast. In 308 he declined an offer to resume the purple, and the aged ex-emperor died at Split on 3 December 316.

Copyright (C) 1996, Ralph W. Mathisen, University of South Carolina
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.


Cleisthenes
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42 viewsDomitianus - AE as.Rugser
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42 viewsDomitianus - AE as.Rugser
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian RIC II 761 42 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIII
laureate head right
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P
Minerva walking right, brandishing spear in right hand,
holding shield on left arm
19.5mm 3.38gm
OWL365
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Domitian Sestertius RIC 64042 viewsAE Sestertius
Domitian, Rome Mint, 88-89 AD
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P, Laureate head right wearing aegis
Reverse: SC, Domitian standing left holding thunderbolt and spear being crowned by Victry whi stands right holding palm branch.
RIC 640; Cohen 512
34mm, 22.2gm
Jerome Holderman
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Alexander III the Great AR Drachm42 viewsKolophon mint (310-301 BC).
Price 1825
1 commentsMinos
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Domitian Fouree Denarius, (imitating) RIC II 1084 (Vespasian)42 viewsUnofficial mint, Domitian Fouree Denarius, c. 79 A.D. AE plated w/AR, 2.86g 18mm, (imitating) RIC II 1084 (Vespasian)
O: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, laureate head right
R: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, leaning on column & feeding snake
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Pompeii wall painting42 viewsAnother stunning painting from Pompeii. The colors seem like they were painted yesteday.Titus Pullo
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AK - 47 Kalashnikov and Sturm Ruger Mini - 14 Rifle - w/ 20 rd Magazines & some Pistols42 viewsTop:
Sturm Ruger Mini 14 Rifle
Caliber: .223 - In this photo the Rifle is loaded with a 20 Round Factory Magazine.

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

Above Rifles: Three Smith and Wesson Pistols.
Far left: Smith and Wesson Model 669 in 9mm, then two Smith and Wesson Revolvers, the one in the middle is a Model 10 in .38 Special, the one on the far right is a Model 30 in .32 Smith and Wesson Long (this little revolver is from the 1930s or so, belonged to my grandfather, he would carry it everywhere). There is also a .38 Special Speedloader between the two revolvers.
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Netherlands 1745 Zeelandia - Silver Two Stuivers42 viewsZeelandia, Silver 2 Stuivers. Struck 1745.
Sometimes called a "New York Dime" Being one of the first currencies to be widely used in the New World.

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

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Alexander Severus, Rome mint, struck 231-235 AD, Æ Dupondius42 viewsIMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG radiate-headed bust right
IOVI PROGVGNATORI, S-C Iuppiter advancing left
RIC 632; Cohen 88
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Roman Empire, Geta AE Dupondius, Rome mint, struck 211 AD 42 viewsP SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. Radiate head right
FORT RED TR P III COS II P P, SC. Fortuna seated left
RIC 173a; Cohen 61
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XIIII Sol with whip42 viewsObverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Bust radiate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: PMTRP_XII COS III P P, SC left and right in field
Sol radiate, naked but for cloak over shoulders, walking left, right foot forward, head left, raising right hand and holding whip in left
BMC 965* (undraped C456 (Paris), slightly draped, Leuthold coll.) RIC 542
Weight, 10.887g; die axis, 12h.
mix_val
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Restitvtor mon Dlsd aegis42 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust radiate right, aegis on left shoulder
Reverse: RESITV_TORMON SC left and right in field
Severus Alexander in military dress, standing front, head left, holding out right hand and holding vertical spear in left
BM 546 note (Cohen 516, Paris). RIC 589
Weight 11.66g; die axis 12h
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VIII quadriga Dl duplicate42 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust radiate right
Reverse: PMTRPVIIICOSIIIPP, SC in exergue
Severus Alexander laureate and togate, standing in decorated quadriga right, holding reins and eagle-tipped sceptre in left hand and extending right
BMC 579, RIC 497
Weight 8.30g; die axis 12h
1 commentsmix_val
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Elagabalus, 218–22 CE 42 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 218–9 CE; 3.29g. BMCRE 15, C 32, RIC 71. Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed right. Rx: FIDES EXERCITVS Fides seated left holding eagle and standard, with a second standard before her.

Notes: First issue of the reign of Elagabalus (June 218–March 219).

Provenance: Ex Berk BBS 179 (March 2012), lot 315.
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) 8.26.08.03 (plate coin)42 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 12.09g, 26.87mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufius
obv. AVT KM AVP - ANTWNINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOB ROVFOV NIKOPO[LITWN] PROC ICTPON
Dionysos stg. l., resting with raised l. hand on ribboned thyrsos l. and pouring wine from kantharos in extended r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, [1931] var. (2 ex., Mandl, Sofia, but have ANTWNEIOC)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4105 (rev. from same die)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov No. (2013) 8.26.8.3 (plate coin)
about VF
added to www.wildwinds.com
Jochen
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Ionia, Ephesos, Septimius Severus unpublished42 viewsSeptimius Severus AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.6g
obv. AV KL [CEP - C]EVHROC
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. EFEC - I / WN
Boar running r., transfixed by spear
unpublished
Rare, good F
A similar issue is known for Caracalla, BMC 280 and for Macrinus, SNG Copenhagen 438.

The boar belongs to the local founder myth of Ephesos.
For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
Jochen
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Elagabalus Denarius, RIC IV 15042 viewsRome Mint, Elagabalus denarius, 218-222 A.D. AR, 19.2mm 2.66g, RIC IV 150, RSC III 282
O: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right
R: TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Felicitas standing half left, long vertical caduceus in right, cornucopia in left
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Estátera. Boeotia42 viewsCeca: Boeotia
Datación: 345-307 aC
Valor: Estátera
Catálogo: Sear Greek Coins 2400 variante (diferente magistrado)
Conservación: MBC
Metal: AG
Peso: 12,12 gr.
Diámetro: 22 x 21 mm.
Anverso: Escudo beocio
Reverso: Ánfora flanqueada por la marca de magistrado
1 commentsJuan B
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605cf42 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "EXPECTATE"
Carausius greeting Britannia
London mint?
-/-//RSR?
RIC - (cf 605)
mauseus
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Faustina Junior, Peacock42 viewsDIVA FAVSTINA PIA
Draped bust right

CONSECRATIO
Peacock standing front, head right, tail feathers spread out behind

RIC 743, RSC 70, C 70
Ar Denarius
Not the most attractive portrait- but certainly a different style.
arizonarobin
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036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 362 (A.Pius), Rome, AVGVSTA, Ceres, #242 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC III 362 (A.Pius), Rome, AVGVSTA, Ceres, #2
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-FAVSTINA, Draped bust right.
revers:- AVG_VSTA, Ceres standing left, holding torch and raising skirt.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: 3,29g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: after 141 A.D., ref: RIC-III-362 (Antoninus Pius)p-71 , C-104,
Q-002
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Germanic Two-Plate Bow Fibulae / Blechfibeln, with Semi-Circular Head Plate, Germanic fibula, #4, Fibula #051,42 viewsGermanic Two-Plate Bow Fibulae / Blechfibeln, with Semi-Circular Head Plate, Germanic fibula, #4, Fibula #051,
type: Germanic fibula. The basic type is called "bow with two plates" or "plate-bow" or, in German Blechfibeln.
This is the round head with three knobs type. Small blech fibula with three knobs on semi-circular head plate. Very similar to the Krefeld type below but lacks the lateral "caterpillar" and animal head motifs on the foot.
Serbia more likely Gepid, Bulgaria Gepid or more likely Ostrogoth.
The reverse shows rust traces from the iron spring.
size: 35x18mm,
weight: 4,27g,
date: c. A.D. 475-525, some into 7th century,
ref: ,
distribution: Gepid; Chernyakhov culture / Goths.
Q-004
quadrans
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Germanic Two-Plate Bow Fibulae / Blechfibeln, with Semi-Circular Head Plate, Krefeld Type, Germanic fibula, small Germanic fibula., Fibula #052,42 viewsGermanic Two-Plate Bow Fibulae / Blechfibeln, with Semi-Circular Head Plate, Krefeld Type, Germanic fibula, small Germanic fibula., Fibula #052,
This is the round head with three knobs type. Small fibula with half-round head with three knobs and chip-carved radiate design, straight narrow foot with lateral "caterpillar" ridges and usually animal head foot. A Krefeld type fibula. Note the animal head design of the foot. The reverse shows rust traces from the iron spring.
Serbia more likely Gepid, Bulgaria Gepid or more likely Ostrogoth.
A small variant of this type. Note the animal head design of the foot. The reverse shows rust traces from the iron spring.
size: 32x21mm,
weight: 3,56g,
date: c. A.D. 475-525, some into 7th century,
ref: Krefeld type, Stanev 1.2.3.2,
distribution: Gepid; Chernyakhov culture / Goths. Middle and lower Danube. Northern Serbia and northern Bulgaria. Ostrogothic, likely Theodoric's tribes.
Q-001
quadrans
Fibula-085_AR-Omega_fibula_Q-003_27,5x30mm_3,64g-s.jpg
Penannular Fibulae, Omega Fibula, AR-Fibulae, #85,42 viewsFibula #085, AR Penannular Fibulae, Omega fibula,
type: Omega fibula, Pennanular fibula,
A Roman annular Silver brooch, Omega Fibula.
size: 27,5x30mm,
weight:3,64g,
date: A.D.,
ref: .,
distribution: ,
Q-003
quadrans
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Zoomorphic Plate Fibula, Rabbit fibula, Bojovic: Typ-28, Table-XXX/291var., Fibula #15942 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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CONCORDIA MILITVM Q42 viewsAntoninianus, 3.52 g, 22 mm, 6 h, 276 AD

Obverse: IMP FLORIANVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right

Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM
Victory standing facing right, holding palm and presenting wreath to Florian who is standing facing left with outstretched right hand and holding sceptre with left hand

Exergue: Q

Cyzicus mint

RIC Vi 116
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Follis Constantino I RIC VII Thessalonica 19.jpg
A121-10 - Constantino I "El Grande" (307 - 337 D.C.)42 viewsAE Follis reducido 21 x 20 mm 2.1 gr.

Anv: "IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG" - Busto laureado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IOVI CONSERVATORI" - Júpiter desnudo de pié a izquierda, su manto (Chlamys) colgando de su hombro izquierdo, portando Victoriola en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y un largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda. Aguila con una corona en el pico parada a sus piés a izquierda con la cabeza vuelta hacia Júpiter. "·TS·B·" en exergo.

Acuñada 317 - 318 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.2da.)
Rareza: R1

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Thessalonica) #19 Pag.501 - Cohen Vol.VII #289 Pag.260 - DVM #NO LISTADA - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8139.b. Pag.153
mdelvalle
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Austria, Eberhard II. von Regensberg, (1200-1246 A.D.), Friesach under Archbishopric of Salzburg, AR-Pfennig, CNA I, Ca 13,42 viewsAustria, Eberhard II. von Regensberg, (1200-1246 A.D.), Friesach under Archbishopric of Salzburg, AR-Pfennig, CNA I, Ca 13,
avers:-
revers:-
diameter: 16,5-17mm, weight: 0,97g, axis:7h,
mint: , , mint mark: ,
date: A.D., ref: CNA I, Ca 13; Luschin-Ebengreuth 13.,
Q-001
quadrans
Gallienus- RIC 49.JPG
Gallienus- RIC 4942 viewsAR Antoninianus, Cologne, 258-259 AD
Obverse: GALLIENVS PF AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICT GERMANICA, Victory standing right on globe. captive seated to each side.
2.9gm, 22mm
3 commentsJerome Holderman
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Pamphylia, Perga. Gallienus AE3142 viewsPRO: PAMPHYLIA
PO : PERGA
PZ : Between 253 and 268
TIG: IERA / LAMPRA / ENDOXOS / NEWKOROS / PRWTH
Obverse
VSG: AYT KAI PO LI GALLIHNO SEB I
VT : PORTRAIT MAN R / GALLIENUS
VA : WREATH LAUREL / CLOTHES
VF : VALUE I
Reverse
RSG: IERA LAMPRA ENDOXOS NEWKOROS PERGH PRWTH
RT : INSCRIPTION / WITHIN / WREATH LAUREL
Technical details
M : AE
GEW: 13.92(1)
Bibliographical references
ZIT: SNG AUL 4729(1)
Additional remarks
FR : VS: AYT KAI PO LI GALLIHNO SEB I RS: IERA LAMPRA ENDOXOS NEWKOROS PERGH PRWTH
ancientone
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Germanicus - Commemorative issued by Caligula42 viewsAs, 10.30 g, 26 mm, 7 h, 37-38 AD

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

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

Rome mint

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

Not a gem, but hard to find in any condition; and sweeeet.
1 commentsPscipio
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Mercury42 viewsAR Serrate Denarius, Rome mint, 82B.C. by C. Mamilius C.f.Limetanus

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

Crawford 362/1 Sear RCV I 282 RSC Mamilia 6

Mercury was alleged to be the son of Jupiter and daughter of Maia, daughter of Atlas. It is thought that he was originally an Etruscan deity who was borrowed by the Romans. They later transferred all the myths and legends of the Greek god Hermes to Mercury. One of his main characteristics was his faithful attendance to Jupiter, to whom he acted as messenger. Among other occupations he was regarded as the patron of merchants and thus denoted by the winged hat (petasus) he wore. It was said that all business negotiations should be kept hidden under the hat and that the wings signified that the bargaining should be swiftly completed, like a bird flying through the air.
1 commentsnemesis
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048 - Antoninus Pius AE18 - Ares - Philippopolis42 viewsObv:– AVT AI AΔPIA ANTΩNEIN, bare head right
Rev:– ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, Ares / Mars standing left, holding spear in left hand; shield leaning against him
Minted in Philippopolis
Obv. legend and bust type variant of Varbanov 786 (Bulgarian ed.) (which is AVT AI ADPI ANTWNEINOC, Head laureate r.)
maridvnvm
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MN FONTEIUS CF (85 B.C.)42 viewsAR Denarius
O: Laureate head of Apollo Vejovis right, M FONTEI CF behind, thunderbolt below, ROMA monogram below chin.
R: Infant Genius riding goat right, caps of the Dioscuri above, filleted thyrsos below.
Rome
4g
20mm
Cr353/1a
4 commentsMat
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V - Gordian III AR Antoninianus - Victoria AD 23842 views Gordian III AD 238-244 AR Antoninianus

obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: VICTORIA AVG - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.

5.49 grams, 24.5mm.
6 commentsrexesq
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GORDIAN III42 viewsGORDIAN III AR silver antoninianus. Struck at Rome, 240 AD. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuiressed bust right. Reverse - CONCORDIA MILIT, Concordia seated left with patera and double cornucopiae. RIC 65, Cohen 62. 22mm, 3.8g. Extremely Fine2 commentssseverus
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Thracia, Hadrianopolis, Gordian III, Jurukova 59142 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 25, 9.39g
obv. AVT KM ANT - GORDIANOC
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. ADRIANO - POLEITWN
Artemis stg. l., drawing arrow from quiver, holding bow, stag at feet.
VF, nice brown-green patina
Jurukova pl. LV, no. 591 (same dies). (Attr. by Curtis Clay)
added to www.wildwinds.com

ARTEMIS actually Ephesian type, I think, considering the use of the stag and the standing pose. Pat Lawrence
2 commentsJochen
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Gordian III Edessa Mesopotamia Mint 42 viewsGordian III 238 - 244 AD Edessa Mesopotamia Mint
Bronze 29 mm 10.4 gram coin
Obverse: Bust Right. Reverse: Bust of turreted city deity Left small figure before _2500

Antonivs Protti
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(0238) GORDIAN III -- MARKIANOPOLIS42 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm 13.54 g
O: M ANT GORDIANOS AVG
LAUR DR CUIR BUST OF GORDIAN R, FACING DR BUST OF SERAPIS WEARING KALATHOS L
R: VII MHNOFILOV MARKIANOPOLITWN AESKLEPIOS STANDING L HOLDING SNAKE-ENTWINED STAFF. E IN LEFT FIELD
MARKIANOPOLIS (LEGATE TULLIUS MENOPHILUS)
MOUSHMOV 789; Hristova/Jekov No. 6.37.20.3
2 commentslaney
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Gratian - RIC IX Siscia 14c type XXIX c42 views18.3 mm, 2.0 gr
OV: DN GRATIANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
RV: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, emperor dragging captive, Q left, K over P right, ΔSISCR in ex.
RIC IX Siscia 14c type XXIX c
ex FORVM
areich
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Paeonia, Patraos Ar Tetradrachm42 views(340-315 BC)
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo.
Rev.: Warrior on horseback right, spearing fallen enemy.
BMC 9. Paeonian Hoard 490.
1 commentsMinos
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GREIFSWALD - Grosspfennig42 viewsGREIFSWALD - Grosspfennig, AR, circa 1425. Obv: Griffin left, MONETA GRIPE WO. Rev: arms with long cross, DA / LAV / DEN / DEO. Reference: Jesse 493, Saurma 4957/2606. Ex-Areich collection.dpaul7
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Hendin-489 / 1172 (01)42 viewsHerod I - prutah (year 3 = either 40BC or 37BC)
2.64 grams

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

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

Ex Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Scotvs Capitis
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III-HADRIANUS -a- Denar RIC II/22242 viewsAv) HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare head left

Rv) TRANQVILLITAS AVG COS III PP
Tranquillitas holding sceptre, standing left an leaning on cippus

Weight: 3,1g; Ø: 20mm; Reference: RIC II/222; ROME mint
1 commentssulcipius
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 297, Rome, AEGYPTOS, Egypt reclining left,42 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 297, Rome, AEGYPTOS, Egypt reclining left,
avers:-HADRIANVS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers:-AEGYPTOS, Egypt reclining left, holding sistrum, stork before.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, date: 132 A.D., ref: RIC II 297, p-374, RSC 100b, BMC 805,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans
Hadrian_AR-Den_HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS_COS-III_RIC-II-161_RSC-349_BMC-361_125-128-AD_Q-001_7h_18-19mm_3,25g-s.jpg
032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 161, Rome, COS III, Roma standing,42 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 161, Rome, COS III, Roma standing,
avers:-HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder.
revers:-COS-III, Roma standing, head left, holding Victory and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,25g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 125-128 A.D., ref: RIC II 161, RSC-349, BMC-361,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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Hadrian Serapis Tetradrachm42 viewsHadrian, Billon tetradrachm, Alexandria Egypt, Regnal year 19, 134 - 135 AD, 24mm, 12.6g, Köln 1150; Milne 1445, Emmett 889, Geissen 1150; cf. Dattari 1465,
OBV: AVT KAIC TRAIAN AΔΡIANOC CEB, laureate head of Hadrian left
REV: L.ENN EAK·Δ, draped bust of Serapis right, wearing taenia, kalathos on head

SCARCE
2 commentsRomanorvm
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Hadrian Semi42 viewsAE-Semi
Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS- Draped bust right
Rev. COS III S C - Lyre
Minted- Rome 129/130 A.D.
Size 19mm
RIC 688,BMC 1359(quadrans),Cohen443
1 commentsblack-prophet
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Constantine the Great42 viewsConstantine I - Cyzicus Mint - Officina 3 - AE4 - RIC VIII 25

O: DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG, veiled head right

R: Anepigraphic, Constantine in Quadriga right, hand of God reaching down from heaven from upper right, SMKΓx in exergue

1.5g, 15.6mm, 315 degree die axis, 337-340AD
5 commentsBiancasDad
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Sear 839 - Follis - 611-612 AD (Year 2) - Cyzicus mint - 2nd officina42 viewsEmperor: Heraclius (r. 610-641 AD)
Date: 611-612 AD (Year 2)
Condition: Fine/VF+
Denomination: Follis

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

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

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

FL HELENA-AVGVSTA
draped bust right

SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICAE
Securitas standing, facing, holding branch

SMTSA
Thessalonica Mint

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

The MAGNIA URBICA hair-style with a marked hair-crest is exceptional (RIC)
Jochen
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Syria, Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis, Severus Alexander, BMC 5542 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 30, 17.74g
obv. AVT KAI MAR AVR - CE ALEZANDROC
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. QEAC CVRIAC IE - RO - POLITWN (beginning upper left)
Atargatis, in long clothes, std. r. on throne, holding with l. hand tympanon set on
her knee, resting with r. arm on back of throne; on both sides a lion std.
BMC 55; GIC 3367 var. (bust undraped)
EF/VF, attractive green-brown patina
1 commentsJochen
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Greek, Sicily, Syracuse, Hiketas II AE 17 (288-279 BC)42 viewso/ Head of Persphone left.
r/ Galloping biga driven right by charioteer.
5,69g. 17mm.
4 commentsAugustin Caron
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Himera, Sicily, hemilitron 42 viewsca. 420-408 BC
15mm, 2.80g
obv: [IME]; head of nymph Himera left, wearing sphendone, six pellets before
rev: six pellets within laurel wreath
2 commentsareich
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Histiaia, Seated Nymph, Silver tetrobol 2.38gr. c. 340 -330 B.C.42 viewsHistiaia, Seated Nymph, Silver tetrobol 2.38gr. Silver, 2.38 grams, Circa 340 - 330 B.C. Obverse: Head of nymph Histiaia right with hair in sphendome. Reverse: IETIAIEON, Nymph Histiaia seated right on stern of galley, ornamented with wing, holding naval standard. _sold1 commentsAntonio Protti
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013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-049, Different type of possibile "sigla" variation42 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 Number coins)
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-049, #0242 views013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-049, #02
avers:- Horizontally oriented crosses within crescents above and below line.
revers:- Lines instead of a legend, cross with wedges.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,0mm, weight: 0,24g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-049, CHN-1-083, Huszar-097, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
quadrans
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013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-049, #0342 views013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-049, #03
avers:- Horizontally oriented crosses within crescents above and below line.
revers:- Lines instead of a legend, cross with wedges.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,2mm, weight: 0,20g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-049, CHN-1-083, Huszar-097, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-003
quadrans
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016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-082v, #0242 views016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-082v, #02
avers:- Cross with three wedges at the ends and H's between the angles; border of dots.
revers:- Eight dots around cross; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,5 mm, weight: 0,21g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-082v, CHN-1-131, Huszar-117, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
quadrans
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Side 1, page 242 viewsThis is side 1 of the second page of my coin albumAarmale
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Armenian Kingdom of Sophene: Arsames II (ca. 230BC) One Chalcus (Nercessian Sophene-19b)42 viewsThis is a fairly recently published coin. It is similar to Nercessian-9, but the bust is facing left as opposed to right. It is mentioned in the following publication (it is in Armenian, but you can see the plates):

Nercessian, Y. T. “Coinage of the Armenian Kingdom of Sophene (ca. 260-70 B.C.)” in Armenian Numismatic Journal 37.3 (September 2011).

Obv: Head of Arsames facing left wearing tiara with flat top like a cap; a diadem encircles the head, ends in a bow, and hangs down neck. Border of dots
Rev: Caps of Dioscuri. Legend to the right, downward ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; to left downward ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ
SpongeBob
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005a Orbiana As dup42 viewsSALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed & draped bust right / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM, S-C in ex, Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera & double cornucopiae. Cohen 5.
weight, 10.15g; die axis, 6h
Some copper is showing through the patina but the coin is of very good style
mix_val
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1.2 John Hyrcanus II (Yonatan) Prutah42 views67, 63 - 40 BCE
AE Prutah
Hendin 478
overstruck on Hendin 467
Zam
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GALILEE, Tiberias. Hadrian. 117-138 CE. Æ 24mm Dated CY 101 (119/20 CE).42 viewsGALILEE, Tiberias. Hadrian. 117-138 CE. Æ 24mm (. Dated CY 101 (119/20 CE). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / TIBEP KLAVD, E TAP in exergue, tetrastyle temple set on two-tiered platform; within, statue of Zeus seated left. Hendin 914; SNG ANS 1110.1 commentsMaritima
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Italy, Ostia - theatre42 viewsrebuilt by CommodusJohny SYSEL
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Parion, Mysia42 views350-300 B.C.
Silver hemidracm
2.40 gm, 13.5-15.5 mm
Rev: Gorgon head facing
Obv: Bull standing left, head turned right, ΠΑ above and PI beneath, ear of grain underneath
Jaimelai
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City Commemorative (330-335 A.D.)42 viewsAv.: CONSTANTINOPOLI
Rv.: Victory on prow
Ex.: SMKA

AE Follis Ø19 / 2.4g
RIC VII 93 Cyzicus
RIC Rarity rating R4!
Juancho
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187. Valentinian I (364-375 A.D.) 42 viewsAv.: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG
Rv.: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Ex.: palm branch gamma SISC

AE Follis Ø19 / 2.4g
RIC IX 5a Siscia , type III
Juancho
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Geta Bithynia provincial RG 140 var (obverse legend).42 viewsAE 18 mm 3.6 grams 189-209 AD
OBV :: L SEP GETAS K . Bare headed, draped , bust right of Geta
REV :: HRAKLHAS PONTW. Helmeted Bust right of Athena wearing Aegis
EX :: none
minted in Heracleia in Bithynia
Johnny
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Ionia, Kolophon, tetartemorion 42 viewsKolophon, Ionia, ca. 490 - 400 BC
7mm, 0.22g
obv: laureate and veiled head of Apollo facing
rev: TE monogram within incuse square
(SNG Aulock 7900 var.;
Klein 398 var.;
Millne, Kolophon 7a;)
areich
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016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-084, #0242 views016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-084, #02
avers:- Cross between A - O, double arch above, wedge within crescent on top; border of dots.
revers:- Line dividing S; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 13,5 mm, weight: 0,23g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-084, CHN-1-137, Huszar-127, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
quadrans
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Italian States. Messina, Sicily. Alfonso V of Aragon (Alfonso I of Naples) AE Denaro (15mm 0.86g) ND. A.D. 1415-1458. 42 viewsItalian States. Messina, Sicily. Alfonso V of Aragon (Alfonso I of Naples) AE Denaro (15mm 0.86g) ND. A.D. 1415-1458. Messina Mint. + ALFONS D GRATIA, Eagle, wings spread, head right / + REX SICILIE, Shield of Aragon.

Biassi 1348.
oneill6217
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Caracalla - Serapis42 viewsAR Denarius, Rome, 212 (2.94gm)
RIC IVi.193, RCV.6829v (C)
Ox: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
O: Laureate head right.
Rx: P M TR P XV COS III P P
R: Serapis wearing polos on head, standing facing, head left, raising right hand and holding tranverse scepter in left.

ex. Dimitre Genoff (AAH)
Paul DiMarzio
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Nero, silver tetradrachm, 54-68 CE42 viewsSilver tetradrachm (sela) of Nero, 54 – 68 CE, Struck at the mint of Antioch in Syria and dated to the year 62/3 CE.

Obverse: ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, Bust of Nero to right wearing aegis
Reverse: Eagle, wings spread, stands right on thunderbolt, palm-branch to right, date ΑΙΡ.Θ to left, ΕΤΟΥΣ in exergue.

Reference: RPC 4185

Added to collection: June 17, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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Jeton or Token used like a pendant,(Nikopolis ad Istrum, (1/4 assarion ???), Pseudo-Autonomous Coinage ???, HHJ-8.(?)0.48.???, not in this avers only the revers) Very Rare !!!42 viewsJeton or Token used like a pendant,(Nikopolis ad Istrum, (1/4 assarion ???), Pseudo-Autonomous Coinage ???, HHJ-8.(?)0.48.???, not in this avers only the revers) Very Rare !!!
avers:- Minerva/Athena holding an helmet and a spear/sceptre, with a shield at her feet.
revers:-Crescent moon and three stars.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 13 mm, weight: 0,61g, axis: 6h,
mint:(Nikopolis ad Istrum, Pseudo-Autonomous Coinage, date: A.D., ref: (Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov) HHJ-8.(?)0.48.???, not in this avers only the revers, ???)
Q-001
quadrans
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Sear 1297 (1st Reign) - Follis - 705-706 AD (Indictional Year 4) - Syracuse mint42 viewsEmperor: Justinian II (Second Reign: 705-711 AD)
Date: 705-706 AD (Indictional Year 4)
Condition: aVF
Denomination: Follis

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

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

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

Ex Dr. Michael Metlich Collection
Pep
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AUSTRIA HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE Joseph I, 1705-171142 views1 commentsancientone
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