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558 viewsObverse
PHILIPPVS monogram
Crowned date (unclear, 1641?)
Cartouche date (unclear)
REX monogram
Cartouche 8
VIII over MD
Victorinus: Mint 2, Issue 458 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Victory walking left
Mint 2, Issue 4
Elmer 744
1 commentsmauseus
1359 Antioch58 viewsLRBC I 1359
HADRIAN (117-138 AD), AR denarius, Roma58 viewsObverse- Hadrian Denarius. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, draped far shoulder.
Reverse- P M TR P COS III, Roma seated left on cuirass, shield behind, holding Victory and scepter.
RIC 77, RSC 1103, 19 mm, 3.5 g.
Ex- Mathew Baca, through a swap on Collectors Universe, November, 2011.
While it's not super high grade or anything, I just really like the look of this coin... a lot. With a nice expressive portrait, full legends on both sides, good centering, and some handsome grey-brown toning that sets off the devices superbly, what's not to like? Got this in a trade with Mat, who's been good to deal with. I've been pleased to take on a few of his castoffs. A pretty decent Trajan denarius also came with that deal, but this was the coin that cinched the swap for me.
3 commentslordmarcovan
58 viewsSabina Augusta Hadriani Avg pp. Diad and draped bust r.Hair coiled and piled on top of head.REV No legend Venus stg.r.viewed partially from behind,holding helmet and spear and resting on column against which rest shield.Weight 3,30gr RIC 4123 commentsspikbjorn
Salonina, Göbl 167158 viewsSalonina, killed 268, wife of Gallienus
AR - Antoninianus, 4.39g, 22mm
Antiochia, AD 267
bust, draped and diademed, on crescent, r.
rev. VENV - S AVG
Venus standing frontal, head l., leaning with l. ellbow on shield,
holding transverse spear in l. and helmet in l. hand
in ex. PXV
ref. RIC V/1, 86; C.113; Göbl 1671
good VF

VENUS with these attributes reminds on VENUS VICTRIX
2 commentsJochen
Syria, Commagene, Samosata. Antoninus Pius AE2458 viewsObv: ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙ ΤΙ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ ΕΥΣΕ / laureate-headed bust of Antoninus Pius wearing (cuirass and) paludamentum, r.
Rev: Φ ΣΑΜΟΣΑΤ ΙΕΡ ΑΣΥ ΑΥΤΟΝΟ ΜΗΤΡΟ ΚΟΜ / turreted Tyche seated on rock, l., holding poppy and two ears of corn, resting arm on rock, resting foot on swimming river-god (Euphrates).
2 commentsancientone
58 viewsIslands off Ionia, Samos. Circa 310-300 BC. AR Didrachm (6.24 gm, 19mm). Asklepiades. Obv.: lion’s mask facing. Rev.: ΣΑ / [Α]ΣΚΛΗΠΙΑΔ[ΗΣ] Forepart of an ox to right, with a dotted truncation and an olive branch to right. Barron p. 214, 2 b (this coin). Ex:Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - fixed price list 169 (1957), lot 183 commentspaul1888
ROMAN LEAD SEAL58 viewsHead of bearded Hercules to right, in three quarter profile



concical shape; very fine

From the Gert Boersema files
Jay GT4
Seleukos IV, Philopater58 viewsSeleucid Kingdom. Seleukos IV Philopater. 187 -175 BC. AE Serrated (11.18 gm, 23mm). Obv.: Head of Artemis right; behind which bow and quiver. Rev.: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Naked Apollo standing left holding arrow in extended right hand and resting left elbow on tripod. SNG Spaer 850, Hoover HGC 9, 584 (C), SC 1315 and 1320.

Ex. Tom Vossen
Arsaces II58 viewsdrachm, 211 - 191 BC
Sellwood 6.1
1 commentsRobert L3
Calabria, Tarentum 272-240 a.c. Ar stater58 viewsObv/ Naked rider crowning horse prancing right. ΑΓΑΘΑ / ΡΧΟΞ below
Rev/ Taras on dolphin left, holding kantharos in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand; torch to right. TAPAK below.
Vlasto 852-4; SNG ANS 1179; HN It 1028; SGCV 375 var.
18 mm; 6,19 g
Purchased from La Parpaiolle - Marseilles, France
1 commentsTaras
Arcadia, Phigalia. Septimius Severus. BCD Peloponnesos 1644 var. 58 viewsÆ20. Arcadia, Phigalia. Septimius Severus (AD 193–211), laureate head to r., bare bust. Legend mostly illegible. Rev., Dionysus to l., holding cantharus and thyrsus. ΦI - [A?]Λ - EΩN. BCD Peloponnesos 1644 var. (CNG notes: "unpublished in the standard references."). Ex. Collegium Josephinum Bonn, 2-14-2010.

Possibly same obverse die as CNG 81, Lot 2910:
Mark Fox
sev158 viewsSeptimius Severus denarius Rome Mint 3.16 g Laureate head right, Felicias stnd. left holding caduceus in right hand, cornucopiae in left RIC IV 261, BMCRE 322, RSC135fordicus
Military Diploma and Denarii issued by Severus Alexander58 viewsDated by line 3, side 2, to 229-230, 233-235: COS III, preceded by II, the last two digits of the TRIB POT number. He became COS III in 229, and remained this until his death in 235, so the possible years are 229 (TRIB POT VIII), 230 (VIIII), 233 (XII), 234 (XIII) and 235 (XIIII). **CLICK TO EXPAND**

4 commentsNemonater
127 Severus-II. (305-306 A.D. Caesar, 306-307 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC-VI 025b, AE-1, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, -/*//KB, Genius standing left, #158 views127 Severus-II. (305-306 A.D. Caesar, 306-307 A.D. Augustus), Cyzicus, RIC-VI 025b, AE-1, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, -/*//KB, Genius standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-FL-VAL-SEVERVS-P-F-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POPVLI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exerg: -/*//KB, diameter: 28 mm, weight: 9,74g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 307A.D., ref: RIC VI 25b, p-582,
028. Severus Alexander, 222-235. AR Denarius. Victoria.58 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint. AD 231-235.
Obv. Laureate head right IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Rev. Victoria standing left, left hand holding palm, right resting on shield, bound captive at feet VICTORIA AVG.

RIC 257, RSC 558a. aEF.

Struck to commemorate the 'victories' over the Persians in the emperors' eastern campaign of 231-233.
2 commentsLordBest
(0222) Severus Alexander (unlisted)58 views222 - 235 AD
Struck 228 AD
Obv: RIM CAES...
Rad. Dr. Bust R
Pax adv. L holding palm branch and scepter

AE Dupondius 24 mm 8.86 g
Not listed in RIC or BMC
Sex. Pompeius Fostlus – Pompeia-158 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC AR Denarius Sex. Pompeius Fostlus. 137 BC. (18mm, 3.96 g, 6h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; capis to left, X (mark of value) below chin / She-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Remus and Romulus; to left, shepherd Faustulus standing right; in background, birds on fig tree. Crawford 235/1a; Sydenham 461; RCV 112; Pompeia 1. From the Dr. Robert A. Kilmarx Collection2 commentsBud Stewart
031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Ducat, U-455i, #0158 views031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Ducat, U-455i, #01
avers:- Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side; border of dots.
revers:- Saint Ladislas standing facing, holding halberd and orb; border of dots.
diameter:10,5mm, weight: 0,27g, axis:0h,
mint: Hungary, Nagybánya (today Romania : Baia Mare), mint mark: n-I (Pohl),
date: 1427-1430 A.D., ref: Unger-455i, CNH-2-128, Huszar-584,
Spain58 viewsKm767 - 1 Peseta - 1944
Km775 - 1 Peseta - 1947
Km796 - 1 Peseta - 1966
Km806 - 1 Peseta - 1975 (76-80 design)
Km816 - 1 Peseta - 1980 (82 World Cup Soccer)
Km821 - 1 Peseta - 1987
Daniel Friedman
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Ostia58 viewsConstantine I
312-313 AD.
AE Follis
Obv: IMP C CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI [The senate and the people of Rome to the best of Princes] Legionary eagle (to the left) between two vexilla, that on left surmounted by a right hand, that on right by a wreath; flag on the eagle.
in ex MOSTP
Ostia RIC 94

This type commemorates Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the battle of Milvian bridge and only out of mints he had just won - Rome and Ostia (then Arles after the transfer).
58 views2 commentsMatthew W2
Corinth Stater58 viewsCorinth Stater
400-350 BC

I want to learn more about the markings on the reverse. I think the figure to the right of athena's portrait is minerva walking right (maybe its just a knucklebone, but I can dream can't I). I haven't been able to find the same sign on another Corinth Stater yet.

7/24/09 Several months ago I found a die match for this coin in another collection. I have also found a couple from different dies with the same control mark, the helmet behind Athena's head. That's what it is, a helmet, not an astologos. If you look up ancient coins on the library of congress website,, you will find several links to photographs taken of an unknown ancient coin collection that includes a similar stater with the helmet
control mark
1 commentsmidn_easy
56 BC Faustus Cornelius Sulla 58 viewsLaur. diad. and draped bust of Venus right, sceptre over shoulder SC behind

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

RRC 426/3
Sear 386


The three trophies were engraved on the signet ring of Pompey the Great symbolizing his victories on three continents. Faustus was the son of Lucius Cornelius Sulla and son-in-law of Pompey the Great.
1 commentsTitus Pullo
Syracuse, Trias. 344-336 BC. 58 viewsÆ
Head of Athena wearing Corinthian style helmet
Hippocamp left, with curled wing.
Sear 1193
3 commentsDino
Tanit -1.jpg
First Punic War58 viewsShekel - Punic - Carthage - ~ 241 BC
D. 22 mm - Wt. 4.9 gms
Obv: Head of Tanit left
Rev: Plough
1 commentsTanit
Taras, Calabria58 views500-430 BC (Period I)
AR Litra (10mm, 0.68g)
O: Scallop shell with nine teeth.
R: Head of Taras left.
Vlasto 1166; Cote 53; McGill II, 145
Very Scarce
From the Lewis Egnew collection. ex Superior Galleries; ex Harlan J. Berk

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

Με βαθύτατη ευγνωμοσύνη αγαπητέ μου αγαπητέ φίλε Σηαννον
3 commentsEnodia
Thasos, Thrace AR-Teradrachm, BMC-78cf, Herakles standing left, #258 viewsThasos, Thrace AR-Teradrachm, BMC-78cf, Herakles standing left, #2
avers:- No legend, Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy.
revers:-HPAKΛEOYΣ_ΣΩTHPOΣ_ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, Herakles standing left, leaning on a club and holding a lion's skin, H to left.
exerg: -/-//--,diameter: 31mm,weight: 16,65g,axes: 11h,
mint: , date: After 148 B.C., ref: BMC-78 cf ,
1 commentsquadrans
Théodose II solidus.jpg
Theodosius II - solidus of Constantinople58 viewsD.N. THEODOSIVS P.F. AVG. , helmeted bust facing holding spear and shield
IMP. XXXXII COS. XVII P.P. , Constantinople* seated left holding cross on globe, foot on prow ; exergue : CONOB

*The description in Sear says it is Roma. But Roma is never depicted with a foot resting on a prow. Constantinople does, and it must be a commemoration of the naval battle of Chrysopolis, not far from there, won by Constantine the Great against his rival Licinius.
2 commentsGinolerhino
Theodosius II Solidus58 viewsAU Solidus. THEODOSIUS II, 402-450 AD.
Obv.: DN THEODO SIVS PF AVG - Three-quarters bust right, draped, cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand.
Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXXS ; Constantinopolis seated left, holding cross on globe and scepter, her left foot sits on the prow of a galley and at rear of her throne, a shield sits; in right field, a 'star'. Exe: CONOB .
(RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce)
Thessaly, Larissa, Drachm58 viewsSilver Drachm
Obv:– Youth wrestling or restraining bull, both to right, cloak and petasos flying out behind.
Rev:– LAR/ISAI, bridled horse galloping right, all in incuse square
Minted in Thessaly, Larissa from 440-400 B.C.
Reference:– SNG Oxford - (vgl. 3865). SNG Cop. -.
4 commentsmaridvnvm
Utica Tiberius58 viewsZEUGITANA, Utica. Tiberius.14-37 AD. Æ 29mm (10.81 gm, 9h). Vibius Marsus Proconsul, Drusus Quaestor, T.G. Rufus Praetor, 27-28 AD. Bare head left; c/m: uncertain within incuse rectangle / C VIB MARSO PR COS DR CAE Q PR T G RVFVS F C, D-D/P-P across fields, veiled figure of Livia seated right, holding sceptre and patera. RPC I 733; MAA 115b; SNG Copenhagen -. VF, slight scrape, green patina.

From the Garth R. Drewry Collection. Ex. CNG
1 commentsBolayi
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Titus RIC 2258 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 79 AD
RIC 22 (C), BMC 7, RSC 270
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P; Ceres, draped, seated l., holding corn-ear and poppy in extended r. hand and torch upright in l.

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

A solid coin with a lovely portrait.
1 commentsVespasian70
Titus Judea capta sestertius-2.JPG
Titus Judea capta sestertius58 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, Rome mint, 72 A.D.
Obverse: T CAESAR VESPASIAN IMP IIII PON TR POT II COS II, laureate head right; Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTI S C, Victory standing right, foot on helmet, inscribing shield hung on palm tree
Hendin 777, RIC 640, Cohen 383, Scarce
25.82g, 35.2mm
Purchased right here at Forvm Ancient Coins!
2 commentsJerome Holderman
Titus as Caesar RIC V51858 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 73 AD
RIC V518 (R2), BMC - .RSC -
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: SALVS AVG; Salus std. l., with patera

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

A decent coin in good metal featuring an excellent early portrait.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 012b, Rome, DACIA, Dacia standing left, #158 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 012b, Rome, DACIA, Dacia standing left, #1
avers:- IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right
revers:- DACIA, Dacia standing left, holding draco standard or vertical staff surmounted by ass's head.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22-24mm, weight: 4,76g, axis: h,
mint: , date: , ref: RIC IV-III 12b, RSC 16,
Trajan AR Denarius, Abundantia standing left. RIC 16658 viewsTrajan Den “Abundantia and galley” Trajan AD 98-117 Silver Denarius “Rome feeds her people” Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P- Laureate head right, draped left shoulder Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI - Abundantia standing left, holding corn ears over modius filled with corn ears, cornucopia and to her right rear, a galley. Rome mint: AD 103-104 /2.81 g. RIC II 166; BMCRE 169; RSC 467a.3 commentsmattpat
ABVNDANTIA AVG58 viewsTrajan Decius antoninianus
Rome mint
1 commentsTibsi
Trajan Fouree58 viewsTRAJAN, Fouree Denarius, 98 - 117 AD, Struck 100 AD, 17.7g, 2.5g, RIC III, 40
REV: P M TR P COS III P P, Vesta seated left holding torch and patera
Trajan, RIC 469, Sestertius of AD 107-111 (Third donative)58 viewsÆ Sestertius (24,33g, Ø34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 107-111.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate bust of Trajan draped over left shoulder facing right.
Rev.: CONGIARIVM TERTIVM (around) S C (in ex.), Trajan seated left on platform, officer seated on a second, lower platform, with Liberalitas statue and tripod; man in toga on steps before the second platform.
RIC 469 [R]; BMC 769; Cohen 45 (Fr.20); MIR 312b (21 spec.); Strack 415; Banti 37 (14 spec.); RHC 102:48
ex Bolaffi Ambassador auction

This issue commemorates the third donative upon Trajan's return to Rome in AD 107 after the second Dacian war.
2 commentsCharles S
AE-Two-Horse and Two-Dog head #0158 viewsAE-Two-Horse and Two-Dog head #01
distribution: ???
date: ???
ref: ???
Unpublished gold fanam, imitation of the Mughal Emperor Alamgir II (1754-1759), 18th century AD, Southern India58 viewsUnpublished gold fanam, imitation of the Mughal Emperor Alamgir II (1754-1759), 18th century AD, Southern India
Imitative Persian inscription (corrupt "Alamgir" retrograde?) / Curcular bump. Struck at an uncertain location. 5mm, 0.35 grams. Herrli -; KM -.
Made out of relatively debased gold. Very unusual type, only recently disovered. Very thick (that is why the reverse looks fuzzy - it is hard to scan rounded 3D objects on the scanner) and much nicer than the scan.
Antonio Protti
Unpublished silver drachm, pre-Islamic Sind, India, ca.600-700 AD - "HaPi" type 58 viewsUnpublished silver drachm, pre-Islamic Sind, India, ca.600-700 AD - "HaPi" type

Notes: Four dots and various lines, probably representing the extreme degeneration of a bust of a horse, Brahmi letters "Ha" and "Pi" / Blank. 17 mm, 1.4 grams. Completely unpublished, though related to the small crude Sind coins that are known.

The provenance of these coins is uncertain. Most authorities attribute it to 7th century Sind based on the shape of the Brahmi letters and the similarity of these coins to the late pre-Islamic and early Islamic coins of Sind. However, attribution to the very late period of Guptas and to the 6th or 7th century Gujarat are also possible.
Antonio Protti
ROMAN EMPIRE, CITY COMMEMORATIVE, URBS ROMA AE3 ISSUE of Cyzicus. Struck A.D.331 under Constantine I.58 viewsObverse: VRBS ROMA. Helmeted and plumed bust of Roma facing left.
Reverse: No legend. She-wolf standing facing left, suckling Romulus and Remus; above, two stars; in exergue, SMKΔ.
RIC VII : 91.
USA - 2007 UTAH Quarter Dollar58 viewsUSA - 2007 UTAH Quarter Dollar, Denver Mint. dpaul7
014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-065, #0658 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-065, #06
avers:- Cross on line, imitation of cufic legend around; border of dots.
revers:- Four wedges and four dots around cross; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12mm, weight: 0,21g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-065, CHN-1-118, Huszar-139,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Valens AE3 58 viewsValens AE3

Obv: D N VALEN-S P F AVG - Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE - Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm Star/Dot. Exe: SMAQS

RIC IX, Aquileia 18(a); C. 47; struck 17 Nov. 375-9 Aug.378; With star/dot it is type xix(b).


(0364) VALENS58 views364 - 378 AD
AE 18 mm 2.98 g
Valentinian II 9 D.jpg
Valentinian - AE358 viewsAE3
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE; Victory walking l.
AR Antoninianus of Valerian I, 253-260 AD.58 viewsValerian I AR Antoninianus. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right / VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left resting on shield and holding palm. 2.7 gr.
RIC 128, Cohen 224. RIC 128Cv
4 commentsAntonivs Protti
Velia, Lucania58 views305-290 BC (Period VII, Philistion Group)
AR Didrachm (22mm, 7.33g)
O: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Phrygian helmet decorated with griffin; palmette on neck-guard, Θ (Philistion) behind.
R: Lion standing right with head facing, devouring ram‘s head; grasshopper between Φ-I above, YEΛHTΩN in ex.
William 415; HN Italy 1305; SNG ANS 1361; SNG Ashmolean 1322-4
ex Praefectus Coins

Velia was never conquered by the Lucanians, and in 275 BC signed an alliance with Rome. However over the centuries the mouths of the two rivers between which the city was built silted up the harbor, resulting in a ruined trade. In time the city became surrounded by marshlands, malaria ensued, and its inhabitants moved away.
Velia had managed to withstand centuries of regional hostility, but withered before the forces of nature.
4 commentsEnodia
Vespasian AE Sestertius58 viewsOBV: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III
Laureate head right
Pax standing, holding branch and cornucopiae; S C to either side.
Date: 71 A.D. Rome Mint
26.5g. 33mm
RIC II 437
1 commentsmiffy
Vespasian denarius AVGVR PON MAX58 viewsDenarius for Vespasian. Rome mint. H2 71 AD.
3.45 grs and 18 mm.
Obs. : laureate head right. IMP CAES VESP AVG PM.
Rev. : priestly instruments. AVGVR (above) PON MAX (below).
RIC 42.
Rarity : R.
Not an absolute rarity but much rarer than the classic RIC 43 with the AVGVR TRI POT rev.
6 commentslabienus
Vespasian - [RIC 944, RSC II 134a, BMCRE II 209, SRCV II 2289 var (head right)]58 viewsSilver denarius, gF, 3.257g, 17.4mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, 77-78 A.D.

Obv. - IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head left

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

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

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo
4 commentsrenegade3220
079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 03-06-08, AE-Dupondius, #158 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 03-06-08, AE-Dupondius, #1
avers:- IMP-TRAIANVS-DECIVS-AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
revers:- PMS-C-OL-VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, holding branch in righ hand, transverse sceptre surmounted by a small figure of victory in left hand, between an bull and a lion.
exergo:AN XI, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 249-250 A.D., ref: Pick-126, PM-3-06-8,
083 Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 05-08-05, AE-Sestertius, #0158 views083 Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.), Moesia, Viminacium, PM 05-08-05, AE-Sestertius, #01
avers:- IMP-C-GALLVS-P-FELIX-AVG, laureate draped bust right .
revers:- PMSC_OL-VIM, female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in ex. AN XIII .
exergo: AN-XIII, diameter: 26mm, weight:10,46g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 251-252 A.D., ref: Pick-165, PM-5-08-5, Mus-,
Vitellius, RIC 42, As of AD 6958 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
Charles S
ROMAN EMPIRE, Commemorative VRBS ROMA - SMNgamma58 viewsAttribution-RIC VII Nicomedia 195
Field mark-2 stars and 3 vertical dots
ARLES [pellet, wreath-with-pellet-pellet]PCONST58 viewsRIC VII, 379 var, LRBC 382 var.
A variant mark with the addition of a pellet to each side of the field mark of wreath and pellet.
1 commentsadrianus
York 1058 viewsThe remains of the caldarium in the Roman military bath house.mauseus
57 viewsSPAIN
PB Tessera (14mm, 2.38 g)
Mercury standing facing, holding bag and caduceus
Apparently unpublished.

Found in Southern Spain.
57 viewsUNITED STATES TOKENS. Civil War. Wooster, Ohio. J.R. Bowman.
CU Token (19mm, 3.57 g, 2 h)
Dated 1863
Head of Liberty left, wearing feathered headdress inscribed LIBERTY, within circle of thirteen stars, 1863 below
Rulau CWT 975B-3a
1 commentsArdatirion
L. Procilius L.F., Denarius57 viewsRome mint, 80 BC
Laureate head of Jupiter right, S . C behind
Juno Sospita right holding spear and shield. A snake at her feet. L . PROC[ILI/F] behind
3.77 gr
Ref : RCV # 306, RSC, Procilia # 1
3 commentsPotator II
Apameia, Phrygia57 views133-48 B.C.
Bronze Æ21
8.60 gm, 21 mm
Laureate head of Zeus right
Cult statue of Artemis Anaïtis facing; AΠAME to right
ATTA/BIAN (magistrates) in two lines to left
Sear 5121var.; BMC Phrygia pg. 80, 61;
SNG Copenhagen 172.
4 commentsJaimelai
0035 - Denarius Cassius 63 BC57 viewsObv/Head of Vesta l. wearing veil and diadem; on l. dish, on l. control letter.
Rev/Voter l., dropping tablet marked V into cista; on r., LONGIN III V.

Ag, 22.1mm, 3.89g
Moneyer: L.Cassius Longinus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 413/1 [dies o/r: 94/104] - BMCRR Rome 3931 - RSC Cassia 10 - Syd. 935.
ex-Tkalec, auction 27 apr 2007, lot 156
3 commentsdafnis
0036 - Denarius Cassia 55 BC57 viewsObv/Head of Genius Populi Romani r. with sceptre over shoulder.
Rev/Eagle on thunderbolt r., on l. lituus, on r. jug, below Q CASSIVS.

Ag, 19.4mm, 3.59g
Moneyer: Q. Cassius Longinus
Mint: Rome.
RRC 428/3 [dies o/r: 126/140] - BMCRR Rome 3868 - RSC Cassia 7 - Syd. 916
ex-Tkalec, auction 27 apr 2007, lot 162
1 commentsdafnis
Procopius 57 viewsProcopius AE3
20.5 mm 3.692 gm
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left;
Procopius holding labarum in right, resting left on shield, object on ground to left, Christogram above right, CONSΓ in ex;
5 commentsKoffy
Caligula AE As57 viewsRIC I 38 Rome, C 27
10.61 g, 28 mm
Struck 37-38 AD
VESTA above, S C across field, Vesta seated left, holding patera and sceptre
Mark Z
TITUS57 viewsAR denarius. 79 AD. 3,48 gr. 6h. Laureate head right. IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG / Captive, hands bound behind his back, kneeling right before military trophy. TR POT VIII COS VII .
RIC 1. RSC 334a.
LHS Numismatik AG 102. Lot 353.
2 commentsbenito
AKARNANIA, LEUKAS, 350-300 BC57 viewsStater, 20mm, 8.28g

O. Pegasos left; AN monogram below
R. Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet, KΛE above, monogram below, monogram and bucranium ornamented with fillets behind

Pegasi 71; BCD Akarnania 86

Ex CNG 262, Lot 76
2 commentsrobertpe
ATTICA, ATHENS, 449-413 BC57 viewsTetradrachm , 22mm, 16.85g

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

Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31

Ex CNG, 262, Lot 95
2 commentsrobertpe
011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-031, #0157 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-031, #01
avers:- Illegible legend; cross with crescents in the angles; border of dots.,
revers:-Lines in place of legend; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,6mm, weight: 0,43g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-031, CHN-1-048, Huszar-040
Hadrian, Sestertius - 006557 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III P P , laureate and draped bust right
RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE, Hadrian raising kneeling figure of Hipania
24.3 gr
Ref : RCV # 3633, scarce

Très usée mais pas courante
Potator II
Caracalla, Tetradrachm57 viewsTetratrachm struck in Antioch, c.209-212 AD
AVT KAI ANTWNEIN C CEB, Laureate bust of Caracalla right
DHMARX.....PATO.TO.TOG, Eagle facing with wreath in beak
13.65 gr
Ref : Sear #2649 var, Prieur # 214A_001 (unique to date with this reverse legend lacking C : "should" be TOC.TOG. Thanks to Michel Prieur for the additionnal informations)
2 commentsPotator II
ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, Commemorative AR Denarius, RIC 43857 viewsAD138 – 161 a posthumous issue
Rome Mint 161-180 AD (under Marcus Aurelius)
2.65 grams
Obv.: DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head right
Rev.: CONSECRATIO Funeral pyre of four tiers, surmounted by quadriga.
Richard M10
Didius Julianus AR Denarius57 viewsRIC IVa 3, RSC 15, BMC 7
2.81 g, 17 mm x 18 mm
IMP CAES M DID IVLIAN AVG, laureate draped & cuirassed right
RECTOR ORBIS, Didius standing left, holding globe & roll
2 commentsMark Z2
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Macrinus AE 25 Markianopolis57 viewsMoushmov 527, SNGCop 221
10.5 g, 25 mm
Magistrate Pontianus
AVT K M OPEL MAKPEINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VP PONTIANOV MAPKIANOPOLEITWN, Tyche standing left with rudder and cornucopiae
Mark Z
Nero to Trajan57 viewsA virtual tray showing coins as they are actually displayed in my collection
Please, click to enlarge
Full description attribution and references of the coins are available in my different galleries
1 commentsPotator II
037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0959, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT XXII IMP V COS III, Victory advancing left,57 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0959, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT XXII IMP V COS III, Victory advancing left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARM-PARTH-MAX, Laureate head, right.
revers:- TR-POT-XXII-IMP-V-COS III, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, S-C across fields,
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 29,5-31mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:168 A.D., ref: RIC-III-959, p-290, Cohen 819,
041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0025, Rome, AR-denarius, TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P, Mars advancing right,57 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0025, Rome, AR-denarius, TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P, Mars advancing right,
avers:- M-COMMODVS-ANTONINVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- TR-P-VII-IMP-IIII-COS-III-P-P, Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h ,
mint: Rome, date: 181-82 A.D., ref: RIC-III-025, p-369, C-821,824,
Valerian II, antoninianus - 005057 viewsCologne mint, AD 257-258
VALERIANVS CAES, radiate and draped bust of Valerian junior right
IOVI CRESCENTI, Young Jupiter on back of goat Amalthea right
3.66 gr
1 commentsPotator II
ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus Silvered Antoninianus57 viewsGöbl MIR 1634i, SRCV 10290 var (various mintmarks), RIC V 651 var (same) Antioch, AHG 407 (this coin); 265 A.D.
3.531g, 21.8mm, 180o
GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
MINERVA AVG, Minerva standing right, helmeted, spear in right, resting left hand on shield set on ground
Notes: From the Antioch Hoard of Gallienus.
Not recorded in RIC without either a branch or SPQR in exergue. MIR only records 2 examples of this variety
Mark Z
051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 336, Varbanov 3994, AE-26, Nike standing left,57 views051p Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 336, Varbanov 3994, AE-26, Nike standing left,
avers:- , IMP-M-AYR-ANTONINY, Laureate head of the younger Caracalla right, cuirassed.
revers:- MVNIC-STOBE, Nike, standing left, holding palm and wreath.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date: A.D., ref: Josifovski 336, Varbanov 3994,
051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Thrace, Hadriannopolis, Varbanov (Engl) 2-3554, AE-26, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITΟN, Homonia left,57 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Thrace, Hadriannopolis, Varbanov (Engl) 2-3554, AE-26, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITΟN, Homonia left,
avers:- AYT-K-M-AYP-CEV-ANTΩ-NEINOC, Laureate, bust right.
revers:- AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEITΩN, Homonia left, holding patera and cornucopia, altar in left.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26-27,5 mm, weight: 12,25g, axis:1h,
mint: Thrace, Hadriannopolis, date: A.D., ref:Varbanov (Engl) 2-3554,
1 commentsquadrans
Probus, Antoninianus - 007057 viewsSiscia mint
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate ust of Probus left, wearing imperial mantle (bust type H)
SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga, XXIT at exergue
3.77 gr
Ref : Cohen #662, RCV # 12038 var, RIC 767

Superbe exemplaire avec patine dorée
2 commentsPotator II
056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-, AE-17, Bunch of grapes,57 views056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-, AE-17, Bunch of grapes,
avers:- AVT-K-M-AVP-ANTONINOC, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-ICTPON, Bunch of grapes,
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: 3,36g, axis: 16,5h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum,date: A.D., ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov HHJ- p-393
Maxentius, Follis57 viewsOstia mint, 1st officina AD 309-312
IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head of Maxentius right
SAECVLI FELICITAS AVG N, She wolf left, suckling Romulus and Remus, MOSTP at exergue

Ref : RIC VI # 52, RCV # 15024, Cohen # 101 (12)
4 commentsPotator II
074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 036bvar, Rome, LAETIT FVNDAT, Laetitia standing left,57 views074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 036bvar, Rome, LAETIT FVNDAT, Laetitia standing left,
avers:- IMP-M-IVL-PHILI(LI)PPVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Legend Error !!!.
revers:- LAETIT-FVNDAT, Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:20-21mm, weight:3,00g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome,2nd and 3rd Issues, 2nd Officina date:244A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-036bvar, p-72, RSC-80,
075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 127, Rome, IVNO-CONSERVAT, Iuno veiled, standing left, #157 views075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 127, Rome, IVNO-CONSERVAT, Iuno veiled, standing left, #1
avers:- M-OTACIL-SEVERA-AVG, Diademedand draped bust right, on crescent.
revers:- IVNO-CONSERVAT, Iuno ( the consort of Jupiter) veiled, standing left,, holding patera and scepter.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:21,5-23,5mm, weight:g, axis:h,
mint: Rome, date:246-248A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-127, p-, C-,
Theodosius I, AE257 viewsHeraclea mint, 1st officina
DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
GLORIA ROMANORVM, Theodosius standing, head right, holding standard and globe. SMHA at exergue
6,38 gr
Ref : Cohen # 18, Roman coins #4181, LRBC # 1986
Potator II
076 Philippus-II. (247-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III Not in!!!, Antioch, P M TR P VI COS P P, Emperor standing left, Rare!!!,57 views076 Philippus-II. (247-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III Not in!!!, Antioch, P M TR P VI COS P P, Emperor standing left, Rare!!!,
avers:- IMP-M-IVL-PHILIPPVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right viewed from the front.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-VI-COS-PP, Emperor veiled, standing left, holding scepter and sacrificing out of patera over lighted tripod.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 249 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-Not in RIC !!!,Unlisted RIC with this obverse style, Rare !!!
1 commentsquadrans
Honorius, Siliqua57 viewsMediolanum mint, 2nd officina
DN HONORIVS PF AVG, diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS RO - MANORVM, Roma seated left, holding victory and sceptre, MDPS at exergue
2.09 gr
Ref : Cohen # 59, Roman coins # 4250
Potator II
Demetrius Poliorketes 57 viewsDemetrius Poliorketes AE17. Monogram of Demetrius in center of a Macedonian shield / BA - SI to either side of a crested Macedonian helmet with cheek flaps. 4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
Alexander Jannaeus57 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan) (103 - 76 BC)
AE Lepton
Hendin 471

Obverse: Anchor within circle. BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOY
Reverse: Wheel with eight ray-like spokes. מלכא אלכסנדרוס שנת כה
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
267-268 AD., Postumus, Colonia mint, Antoninianus, Zschucke 178.57 viewsPostumus, Colonia mint, 20th emission,
Antoninianus (20-21 mm / 2.83 g), 267-268 AD.,
Obv.: IMP POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: SAECVLI FELICITAS , Postumus standing right, holding globe and spear.
Zschucke 178 ; Cunetio 2444 ; RIC 83 ; C 331 .

my ancient coin database
1 commentsArminius
Basiliscus AE457 viewsRIC X 1014 Constantinople
0.94 g, 10 mm
D N bASIL........AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust r.
Basiliscus monogram within wreath
KOC in exergue
2 commentsMark Z2
133- Domitian RIC 725.JPG
Domitian RIC ??57 viewsAe As, Rome mint. 77-79 AD
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST, Victory right on Prow, holding wreath.
27mm, 10.9 gm
Possibly RIC 725 ( Vespasian) COS V , or RIC 730 (Vespasian) COS VI?
1 commentsjdholds
Maximianus, Egypt Alexandria, Potin Tetradrachm, 286-287 AD 57 viewsMaximianus, Egypt Alexandria, Potin Tetradrachm, 286-287 AD
Obverse: AK MAOVA MAXIMIANOC CEB, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: LB, Elpis standing left holding flower
Emmett 4114
19mm, 8.1gm
Antonivs Protti
Lyre (?)57 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Maximinus I. Æ 23. A.D. 235-238. Obv: (ГI)OVOVHMA-ΞI(MEINOCAVГ). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark behind neck. Rev: NIKAI-(EΩN). Triptolemus standing in chariot, drawn right by two winged serpents. Ref: BMC -; Axis: 360°. Weight: 6.97 g. CM: Possibly a lyre (?).Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit57 views336-323 B.C.
5.08 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, club above, bow in case below,
dolphin in ex..
Macedonian mint
Price 323
(Muller 541; Drama 91; SNG Cop 1057)
4 commentsJaimelai
PAMPHYLIA, Aspendos57 viewsPAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 380-325 BC.

Greek ASPENDOS, modern BELKIS, ancient city of Pamphylia, now in southwestern Turkey. It is noted for its Roman ruins. A wide range of coinage from the 5th century BC onward attests to the city's wealth. Aspendus was occupied by Alexander the Great in 333 BC and later passed from Pergamene to Roman rule in 133 BC. According to Cicero, it was plundered of many of its artistic treasures by the provincial governor Verres. The hilltop ruins of the city include a basilica, an agora, and some rock-cut tombs of Phrygian design. A huge theatre, one of the finest in the world, is carved out of the northeast flank of the hill. It was designed by the Roman architect Zeno in honour of the emperor Marcus Aurelius (reigned AD 161-180)

The present-day Belkiz was once situated on the banks of the River Eurymedon, now known as the Kopru Cay. In ancient times it was navigable; in fact, according to Strabo, the Persians anchored their ships there in 468 B.C., before the epic battle against the Delian Confederation.

It is commonly believed that Aspendos was founded by colonists from Argos. One thing is certain: right from the beginning of the 5th century, Aspendos and Side were the only two towns to mint coins. An important river trading port, it was occupied by Alexander the Great in 333 B.C. because it refused to pay tribute to the Macedonian king. It became an ally of Rome after the Battle of Sipylum in 190 B.C. and entered the Roman Empire.

The town is built against two hills: on the "great hill" or Buyuk Tepe stood the acropolis, with the agora, basilica, nymphaeum and bouleuterion or "council chamber". Of all these buildings, which were the very hub of the town, only ruins remain. About one kilometer north of the town, one can still see the remains of the Roman aqueduct that supplied Aspendos with water, transporting it from a distance of over twenty kilometers, and which still maintains its original height.

Aspendos' theatre is the best preserved Roman theatre anywhere in Turkey. It was designed during the 2nd century A.D. by the architect Zeno, son of Theodore and originally from Aspendos. Its two benefactors— the brothers Curtius Crispinus and Curtius Auspicatus —dedicated it to the Imperial family as can be seen from certain engravings on the stones. Discovered in 1871 by Count Landskonski during one of his trips to the region, the theatre is in excellent condition thanks to the top quality of the calcareous stone and to the fact that the Seljuks turned it into a palace, reinforcing the entire north wing with bricks. Its thirty-nine tiers of steps—96 meters long—could seat about twenty thousand spectators. At the top, the elegant gallery and covered arcade sheltered spectators. One is immediately struck by the integrity and architectural distinction of the stage building, consisting of a Irons scacnae which opens with five doors onto the proscenium and scanned by two orders of windows which also project onto the outside wall. There is an amusing anecdote about the construction of this theatre—in which numerous plays are still held, given its formidable acoustics — and the aqueduct just outside the town: in ancient times, the King of Aspendos had a daughter of rare beauty named Semiramis, contended by two architects; the king decided to marry her off to the one who built an important public work in the shortest space of time. The two suitors thus got down to work and completed two public works at the same time: the theatre and the aquaduct. As the sovereign liked both buildings, he thought it right and just to divide his daughter in half. Whereas the designer of the aquaduct accepted the Solomonic division, the other preferred to grant the princess wholly to her rival. In this way, the sovereign understood that the designer of the theatre had not only built a magnificent theatre— which was the pride of the town—, but would also be an excellent husband to his daughter; consequently he granted him her hand in marriage

AR Stater (21mm, 10.76 g). Two wrestlers grappling; DA between / Slinger to right; triskeles in field. Tekin Series D; SNG France 87 (same reverse die). Ex-CNG B9FV15E
1 commentsecoli
German States. Prussia. Friedrich II 1740 - 1786. Silver thaler 1785-A.57 viewsGerman States. Prussia. Friedrich II 1740 - 1786. Silver thaler 1785-A. FRIDERICHUS BORUSSORUM REX, bust right / EIN REICHSTHALER, crowned eagle with wings open, flags right, mint-mark A divides date below.

KM 32
1806 GEORGE III AE Halfpenny57 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS III • D : G • REX. 1806. Laureate bust of George III facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia seated facing left, holding olive branch and trident. Small ship in background to left; mint-mark SOHO below shield.
Diameter: 28m | Weight: 9.6gms
SPINK: 3781

The portrait of George III was designed by Conrad Heinrich Kuchler (c.1740 - 1810), this is marked by a small "K" in the drapery at the base of the King's bust. The reverse of this coin was also designed by Kuchler, this is indicated by a small "K" to the bottom left of Britannia's shield. Kuchler moved to Birmingham in 1795 and designed many of the coins and medals which were struck at Matthew Boulton's SOHO mint.
1893 VICTORIA BRONZE "BUN HEAD" HALFPENNY57 viewsObverse: VICTORIA D:G: BRITT:REG:F:D: "Bun head" bust of Queen Victoria with elderly features facing left.
Reverse: HALF PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; in left background, a lighthouse and in right background, a ship; 1893 in exergue.
Diameter 25mm
SPINK: 3956

Victoria's "bun head" portrait was designed by Leonard Charles Wyon (1826 - 1891), he was the eldest son of William Wyon, who had previously designed the "young head" portrait of the Queen. The letters L C WYON are incuse amongst the ornamentation of the Queen's dress.
From 1881 heraldic colouring was added to Britannia's shield on the reverse.
Republic of Cuba. nickle centavo 1916.57 viewsRepublic of Cuba. nickle centavo 1916. REPUBLICA DE CUBA, National arms within wreath, UN CENTAVO / PATRIA Y LIBERTAD, Roman denomination within circle of star, date below.

KM 9.1
2005 var.jpg
Sear 2005 var.57 viewsOrthodoxcoins
22 Caracalla, Stobi 1.JPG
Caracalla, Macedonia, Stobi #157 viewsAE23, 198-217 AD
Obv:IM C MAVR ANTONINVS, Laureate cuirassed bust right , seen from behind.
Rev: MVNICI STOBE, Victory left , wings spread , holding wreath and palm, wheel at her feet.
23mm, 5.9gm.
Moushmov 6552, Gaebler AMNG II, pg. 113, 15

LIBERALITAS AVG III57 viewsObv IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG laurate, draped and cuirassed bust of gordian right seen from behind
Rev LIBERALITAS AVG III Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopiae

RIC 290
C 144
Laureate bust right57 viewsSYRIA or SAMARIA (?). Uncertain mint. Titus or Domitian (?). Æ 23. 70s-80s A.D. Obv: Inscription illegible. Faint outline of imperial bust right; countermark on head. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 10.78 g. CM: Laureate bust right, in rectangular punch, 4.5 x 6 mm. Howgego 133 ? (17 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
31- Diadumenian, Nikopolis ad Istrum-2.JPG
Diadumenian , Nikopolis ad Istrum- 257 viewsAE27, 217-218 AD
Obv: KMORELLOC DIADOVMENIANOC, Bare, draped bust right.
Rev: CTA LONGINOU NIKOPOLITWN PRO CI, Nike standing , wings spread , leaning on column, holding palm and wreath.
27mm, 13.5gm
3 commentsjdholds
34- Severus Alexander.JPG
Severus Alexander57 viewsAR Denarius, 222-228 AD , Antioch mint.
Obv:IMP CM AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory running rigt holding wreath and palm. Star in right field.
RIC 301, Cohen 559.
GREEK, CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Diobol57 viewsCALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.19 g, 11h). Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with hippocamp / Herakles kneeling right, holding club, battling the Nemean Lion. Vlasto 1297 (this coin); HN Italy 911. VF, toned, obverse off center. Good metal.1 commentsLeo
54-Hadrian Hemidrachm.JPG
Hadrian Hemidrachm.JPG57 viewsSilver Hemidrachm, 117-138 AD
Caesaria- Cappadocia
Obverse: AYTO KAIC TPAI ADPIANOC CEBACT, Laureate head right.
Reverse: ETD, Nike advancing right with wreath.
Sear 1056, Sydenham 255
14mm , 1.3gm
2 commentsJerome Holderman
German States. Archbishopric of Mainz. Silver 5-kreuzer, worn date (c.1763).57 viewsGerman States. Archbishopric of Mainz. Silver 5-kreuzer, worn date (c.1763). SR.I.P.G.A.C.PR.EL-EM.IOS.D.G.A.EP.M, crowned arms on base containing value / 240 EINE FEINE MARK, IUS TIRT [1763] F.B., star below.

KM 349
Nerva Denarius - Libertas (RIC II 7)57 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 96 AD

Obv: Laureate bust of Nerva (R)

Rev: LIBERTY standing (L) holding pileus and sceptre. LIBERTAS PUBLICA in exergue - celebrating the the people of Rome being freed from the tyranny of Domitian.

RIC II 7 RSC 106
Kained but Able
4.5 Hadrian AE Denarius - Nilus57 viewsBronze denarius of Hadrian
travel series, Nile River
unusally good quality for fouree core. Suggested that this coin could be a test strike for a new die, or fouree that never had silver coating.
nice dark green patina.
silver version minted in 136 AD in Rome.
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I / Vota / Siscia57 viewsAttribution: RIC 174 (RIC VII)

Mint: Siscia, ESIS branch

Date: 321-324 AD

Laureate head right

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

Size: 18.94mm

Weight: 3.41 grams
3 commentsAnemicOak
Nerva Denarius - Priestly Implements (RIC 24)57 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 97 AD

Obv: Laureate bust of Nerva (R)

Rev: PRIESTLY IMPLEMENTS, Ladle, Sprinkler, Jug and Lituus;

RIC II 24 RSC 48
5 commentsKained but Able
zoo57 viewsNervousRex
00 - Gordian III AR Tetradrachm57 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Gordian III (238 - 244 AD)
Tetradrachm struck AD240 at Antioch, Syria ( Seleucis & Pieria )

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: Eagle standing facing with head left, wings open, holding wreath in beak, SC below.

Size: 29 / 30 mm
Weight: 11.02 grams
100% photo size
4 commentsrexesq
Aegina. Circa 456-431 BC. AR Stater (19mm, 12.31 gm)..jpg
Islands off Attica. Aegina.57 viewsStater
Circa 456-431 BC.
Milbank pl II, 12; Dewing 1683;cf.SNG Copenhagen 516.
Jan Terje Rafdal
Alexander III the Great AR Drachm57 viewsMagnesia mint (319-305 BC).
Price 1980
1 commentsMinos
Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Miletos mint57 viewsBronze AE 1/4 Unit, Price 2102Ab, weight 1.1g, max. diameter 11.65 mm, Miletos mint, Posthumous issue c. 323 - 319 B.C.; obv. Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟ[Υ], bow in case above, club and stalk of grain below. Dark brown and green patina with some earthen residue. Appears to have little or no wear! (much better in hand) Very scarce denomination from this mint.1 commentsSteve E
alexander the great, AE1957 views19mm, 6.93g1 commentsareich
Alexander III ‘the Great’57 viewsAlexander III ‘the Great’ AR Drachm (18mm 4.24g) Sardes mint. Lifetime issue, circa 334/25-323 BC.
O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin R: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; torch in left field, monogram below throne. Price 2567.
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PORTUGAL - Alfonso V57 viewsPORTUGAL - Alfonso V (1438-1481) Copper 1/2-Real Preto. Lisbon mint. Reference: VAZ-a5.12(x).
004 Andras-I., (Andreas-I.), King of Hungary, (1047-1060 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-005, + PANONEIA, #0257 views004 Andras-I., (Andreas-I.), King of Hungary, (1047-1060 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-005, + PANONEIA, #02
avers:- + REX•ANDREAS in double circle; cross in circle with circle in the centre, (hands of three lines?); border of dots with three lines at each quarter.
revers:- + PANONEIA, Cross in circle with circle in the centre and wedges in the angles; line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 15,5mm, weight: 0,64 g, axis: 5h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-005, CHN-1-012, Huszar-009,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 Thessalonica57 viewsObv: St. Demetrius (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor Crowned by Christ/Virgin, Star Above, Backward "B" Below
Sear 2360
1 commentsLaetvs
Anonymous commemorative, 340 AD.JPG
Anonymous commemorative, 340 AD57 viewsAnonymous
AE 4 13mm
Constantinople, 330 AD
laureate and draped bust left, cornucopia on shoulder
bridge over river
2 commentsArdatirion
Caracalla Antoninianus Serapis57 viewsOb. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, radiate, draped bust right
Rev. P M TR P XX COS IIII P P, Serapis standing left, wearing polos & holding wreath of corn ears & transverse scepter

Ref. RIC 289d, RSC 383b
Weight 4.9g

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

1 commentsBacchus
Baktrian Kingdom, Antimachos, AR Drachm57 viewsKaroshi legend around king on horseback.
Nike advancing left with wreath and palm, mongram in left field.
SG 7546, 171-160 BC.
Early bilingual coin, with different languages on obverse and reverse.

Antoninus Pius, RIC 820, As of AD 145-147 (fourth donative)57 viewsÆ As (11.0g, Ø26mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 145-147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: LIBER ALI TAS IIII (around), S C (in ex.) Emperor seated in a curul chair on platform; before is standing Libertas holding an abacus "counting board") and cornucopiae; behind is standing an officer; below in front of the platform is standing a citizen holding is toga.
RIC 820(*); Cohen 501(*); BMC 1751; Strack 992
* both Cohen as well as RIC ommit COS IIII from the obverse legend for this type. BMC and Strack have the complete legend.
ex G. Henzen (Netherlands, 1998)

Issued on the occasion of the marriage of Marcus Aurelius with Faustina Jr. celebrated with a fourth donative
Charles S
Antony quinarius57 viewsIII VIR R P C
Diademed and veiled head of Concordia right

Two hands clasped round caduceus

Mint moving with Octavian in Gaul
39 BC


Crawford 529/4b. Sydenham 1195. Sear, Imperators 304

From a very old collection
Museum number 175 on obverse.
Could use some more cleaning but I don't want to loose the number.
2 commentsJay GT4
Mark Antony Sol denarius57 viewsM ANTONIVS M F M N AVGVR IMP TERT around (MP and RT ligatured)
Mark Antony, veiled and wearing the priestly robes of an Augur, standing right, holding lituus in right hand.

Radiate head of Sol right

Summer 38 BC

Crawford 533/2, Sear Imperators 267

Ex-ANE, Ex-Seaby with original ticket

New Photo

Antony's third Imperatorial acclimation resulted from Ventidius' victory at Gindarus. Antony's depiction in priestly robes of an augur emphasizes the importance which he placed on the possession of this religious office. The word AVGVR features prominently on most of Antony's remaining coinage right down to Actium. No doubt this was to stress his adherence to Republican traditions. Sol is symbolic of the East and shows Antony's personal concern for eastern affairs after the distraction caused by his extended stay in Italy starting in the second half of 40 BC and running almost the whole of the following year
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Antoninus Caesar, RIC (Hadrian) 1093, sestertius of AD 138 (Pietas)57 viewsÆ Sestertius (29.2g, Ø 30mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck under Hadrian between 25 February and 10 July 138 AD.
Obv.: IMP T AELIVS CAESAR ANTONINVS, bare head of Antoninus facing right.
Rev.: TRIB POT COS DES II (around) PIETAS (in ex.) S C (in field), Pietas standing left holding right hand above lighted altar and perfume box in left hand.
RIC (Hadrian) 1093 (scarce); Cohen 612; BMCRE III (Hadrian) 1950; Strack (Hadrian) 907 (4 collections); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 279 (2 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4203 var.
ex G.Henzen (Netherlands, 2010)

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

Historical note: This was the first issue of Pius in 138, issued under Hadrian between February 25th and July 10th. Pietas is invoked to celebrate the adoption of Antoninus by his newly adoptive father Hadrian.
Charles S
04-03 - TIBERIO Como Cesar de Augusto (4 - 14 D.C.)57 viewsAE AS 29 mm 9.0 gr.

Anv: "TI CAESAR AVGVST F IMP[ERAT V]" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PONTIFEX TRIB[VN] POTESTATE X[II]" - Leyenda alrededor de gran "S C ".

Acuñada 8 - 10 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 (Augustus) #469 Pag.78 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1755 var. Pag.345 - BMCRE (Augustus) #271 - Cohen Vol.1 #27 Pag.192 - DVM #3 Pag.75 - CBN (Augustus) #878
AS TIBERIO RIC 464_1.jpg
04-04 - TIBERIO Como Cesar de Augusto (4 - 14 D.C.)57 viewsAE AS 29 x 28 mm 9.3 gr.

Anv: "[TI C]AESAR AVGV[ST F IMPERAT V]" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[PONTIFEX·TRIB]VN·POTESTATE·X[II]" - Leyenda alrededor de gran "S C ".

Acuñada 8 - 10 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 (Augustus) #469 Pag.78 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1755 var. Pag.345 - BMCRE (Augustus) #271 - Cohen Vol.1 #27 Pag.192 - DVM #3 Pag.75 - CBN (Augustus) #878
Roman Empire, Nero, AE As, Rome mint, struck 67 AD57 viewsIMP NERO CAESAR AVG GERMANIC. Laureate head right
S-C. Victoria flying left with shield inscribed S P Q R
RIC 368; Cohen 300
Tetradrachm 337 - 294 B.C.57 views17,0 g, 24 mm.1 commentsPodiceps
AIOLIS, NEONTEICHOS57 viewsAE 10.3 mm 0.86 g
SEAR 4223 BMC 141 RARE
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Augustus denarius - Gaius and Lucius 57 viewsEmperor Augustus
Mint Lugdunum
size (mm) 17
Weight (g) 3.83
Die Axis 170
Tariff 1 denarius
Ob. Desc. Laureate head right
Rev. Desc. Gaius and Lucius caesar on l. anbd r. standing front, each togate and resting hand on shield; behind each shield a spear and on l. simpulum r and on r. lituus l.
1 commentsBacchus
106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T- ???, RIC V-I 223var, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, GENIVS ILLVR, */-//T, Genius standing left,57 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T- ???, RIC V-I 223var, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, GENIVS ILLVR, */-//T, Genius standing left,
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1)
revers:- GENIVS-ILLVR, Genius standing left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand; on ground to right, standard. (Genius 1)
exerg: */-//T, diameter: 20-21mm, weight: 3,46g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, iss-2, Ph-1, off-3, date: 270 A.D., ref: T-??? (Estiot), RIC V-I 223var,
106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2259, RIC V-I 244, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, -/-//T*, Emperor and Cocordia,57 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2259, RIC V-I 244, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, -/-//T*, Emperor and Cocordia,
avers:- IMP-C-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Emperor togate standing right, clasping the hand of Concordia standing left. (Emperor and Cocordia 1)
exerg: -/-//T*, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,40g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, iss-7, ph-2, off-3, date: 274A.D., ref: T-2259 (Estiot), RIC V-I 244,
106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1509, RIC V-I 135, Mediolanum, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, -/-/S, Sol standing faceing, head left, #157 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1509, RIC V-I 135, Mediolanum, AE-Antoninianus, ORIENS AVG, -/-/S, Sol standing faceing, head left, #1
avers:- AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiated, cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- ORIENS-AVG, Sol standing facing, head left, with right hand raised and holding globe in left hand; at feet to left, a bound and seated captive in oriental dress. (Sol 2c)
exerg: -/-/S, diameter: 20,5-21,5mm, weight: 3,70g, axes: 7h,
mint: Mediolanum, iss-5, ph-1, off-2, date: 274 A.D., ref: T-1509 (Estiot), RIC V-I 135,
Aurelian57 viewsIMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right

Sol advancing left, holding whip and extending hand; at feet to left and right, bound captives. S in left field, XXIV in exergue

EF with almost full silvering left
summer 275 AD

Unpublished variant RIC 255 "S" in field

Wildwinds example

Jay GT4
ROMAN EMPIRE, Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left,57 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 372, Mediolanum, CONCORDIA EQVIT, Fortuna standing left,
avers:- (IMP-C-)POSTVMVS-AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alföldi to Aureolus.
revers:- CONCORDIA-EQVIT, Fortuna standing left, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder.
exerg: -/-//S, diameter: 18,5-19,5 mm, weight: 2,20g, axes:11h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-372-p-, RSC-20a,
Laureate head right

Gaius and Lucius stg. facing, shields and spears between them

Lugdunum 2 BC-4 AD

Sear 1597

Ex-Calgary Coins, ex-Rudnik Numismatics

Cracked and repaired, crystallized but stable.

Gaius and Lucius where the children of Marcus Agrippa and Augustus' daughter Julia.

2 commentsJay GT4
BAVARIA - Maximilian I - 1598-165157 viewsBAVARIA - Maximilian I - 1598-1651 AR 2 Kreuzer, No Date. Obv: Spade-shaped Bavarian arms in inner circle. Legend: * M. C. P. R. V. B. D. S. R. I. A. E. E. Rev: Orb with 2 at bottom in inner circle. SOLI . DEO . GLORIA . Reference: KM #20. Note: Prev. KM#30.dpaul7
Italy, Populonia57 viewsEtruscan graveFranz-Josef M
P2. Amisos, Pontos57 viewsAe20, 8.6 gm, 20 mm, 125-75 BC, Sear (GC) 3643
Obv: Anepigraphic with head of young Ares, right, wearing crested helmet.
Sword in sheath with strap. Crescent over Σ in lower left field.
R2. Aspendos, Pamphylia57 viewsAe18, 6.2 gm, 16 mm, 325-275 BC, Sear (GC) 5402(var)
Obv: Anepigraphic with forepart of bridled horse, galloping right.
Rev: Θ Ο to either side of leather sling, thongs trailing.
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E4. Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior (Diadumenian)57 viewsObv: [Κ Μ ΟΠΕ] ΛΛΙ ΑΝΤΩ [Ν] ΔΙΑΔΟVΜ [ΕΝΙΑΝΟC]
Bare head, right.
Conflated personification of Nemesis & Aequitas standing left, holding cornucopiae in left arm and set of balance scales in outstretched right hand. Wheel by knees.
10 gm, 25.6mm, 217-218 AD, AMNG (I) 1861(var)
Comment: Issued under the Provincial Governor, Statius Longinus. The interesting combination of godesses was suggested by Pat Lawrence. Based on that I interpret the message to mean that unethical/unlawful conduct in the marketplace will be judged and condemned in the afterlife.
All too typical of the time, Diadumenian and his father, Macrinus, were assassinated at Antioch by the order of Elagabalus in June of 218. The boy was not quite ten years old.
Attribution thanks go to Steve Minnoch and Pat Lawrence.
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B5. Mark Antony, Denarius, 32-31 BC57 viewsObv: ANT AVG III VIR R P C
Galley right, mast with banners at prow.
Legionary eagle between two standards.
3.5 gm, 18 mm, Mint: Patria (?), S 1479, RSC 58.
Comment: One of the legionary series struck in vast quantities to pay for his impending war against Octavian. Minted from inferior silver supplied from Cleopatra and sometimes referred to as 'money of necessity'.
Bronze-Knife from the "Hallstatt culture" #157 viewsBronze-Knife from the "Hallstatt culture" #1
type: Bronze-Knife. Two holes are for rivets that attached a handle with C-shaped rim.
size: 19x59mm,
weight: 6,06g,
date: Early iron age 8th to 6th centuries B.C.,
ref: ???.
distribution: "By the 6th century BC, it spanned across territories north-south from the Main, Bohemia, the Little Carpathians, the Swiss plateau, the Salzkammergut, down to the border between Lower Styria and Lower Carniola, and from the western zone, that included Champagne-Ardenne, the Upper Rhine, and the upper Danube, to the eastern zone, that included Vienna Basin and the Danubian Lowland, for some 1000 km. " from Wikipedia.
"The Hallstatt culture was the predominant Central European culture from the 8th to 6th centuries BC (European Early Iron Age), developing out of the Urnfield culture of the 12th century BC (Late Bronze Age) and followed in much of Central Europe by the La Tène culture. It is commonly associated with Proto-Celtic and Celtic populations in the Western Hallstatt zone and with (pre-)Illyrians in the eastern Hallstatt zone." from Wikipedia.
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Thessalonica, Constantine The Great57 viewsCONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Laureate head right

Campgate, 6 rows, 2 turrets, star above

SMTS(gamma)/ (pellet in right field)
Thessalonica Mint

RIC VII Thessalonica 153
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Domitian as Caesar RIC T9657 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC T96 (C), BMC T85, RSC 395
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Hands clasped over aquila on prow

Struck in 80 AD under Titus, the reverse shows clasped hands over an aquila set on a prow, apparently representing "Concordia Militum" - "Harmony of the troops" (BMC II, xlii-xliii). An odd choice to be sure for anyone other than the emperor to issue. According to Suetonius - "After the death of his father, he (Domitian) hesitated for a long time whether he should offer the soldiery a double bounty and he never had any hesitation in stating that he had been left as a partner in the imperial position but that fraud had been applied to the will." (Suet., Dom., 2)

There is a COS VI of this reverse type assigned under Vespasian in both RIC and BMCRE but certainly post dates Vespasian's death.
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caes sever.jpg
Severus Alexander 222-23557 viewsSeverus Alexander 222-235 A.D.
Obv: bust r.
eagle displayed, supporting wreath enclosing the letters SPQR
Julius Caesar57 viewsCaius Julius Caesar, 100-44 BC, Denarius 47-46 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Venus right.
Reverse: CAESAR; Aeneas walking left, holding his father Anchises and palladium.
Cr.458/1. 3.75 g.
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Greek, Calabria, Tarentum AR nomos (334-330 BC)57 viewso/ Nude warrior, holding shield and two spears, preparing to cast a third, on horse rearing right; ΔAI below.
r/ TAPAΣ, Phalanthos, holding trident and shield decorated with hippocamp, astride dolphin left; ΦI to left, conch shell below.
7,73g. 20x21mm.
Vlasto 594-5.
6 commentsAugustin Caron
Calabria Tarentum AR Drachm57 viewsHead of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with Skylla preparing to hurl a stone

Owl standing to right on olive branch, head facing; ZOR (magistrate) to right, TAP to left.


Circa 281-276 BC.

Vlasto 1048. McGill 135, Cote 348, Sear 367v.
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Caracalla 198-217 denarius57 viewsOb. ANTONINUS PIVS AVG GERM Head right
Rev. P.M.TR.P.XVII.COS.IIII.P.P. Apollo seated left resting hand on lyre
Ref. Sear 1835
Year 214AD

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

1 commentsBacchus
Temple of Diana57 viewsCaracalla --AE32, Augusta Trajana. R: Temple of Diana, tree on each side. cf. SNG Evelpedis 1037 3 commentsfeatherz
caracalla as-.jpg
rev:PM.TRP.XVIII.COS.IIII.PP / S.C. (Aesculapius standing, facing; small figure of Telesphorus at his side)
ref: RIC554b, C.310
mint: Rome, 10.80g, Scarce
History: Caracalla became quite ill in 214 AD, and in the autumn of this year he visited the shrine of Aesculapius at Pergamun. Telesophorus was a small boy who accompanied Aesculapius, and he became the symbol of success in the practice of medicine.
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 264c, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Sol, #0557 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 264c, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Sol, #05
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVIII-COS-IIII-P-P, Sol standing, facing, raising hand and holding globe.(Double strike!).
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 24mm, weight: 3,74g, axis:- h,
mint: Rome, date: 215 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-264c, p-250,
051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 260v, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Jupiter seated left, #257 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 260v, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Jupiter seated left, #2
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Radiate cuirassed bust right, seen half from back.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVIII-COS-IIII-P-P, Jupiter seated left holding Victory and sceptre at his feet eagle.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 24mm, weight: 5,53g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 215 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-260v, p-249, Hill-1519, RSC-277b
Caracalla, Markianopolis, Homonoia, AE2757 viewsAE27, 9.3g
rev: V KVNTIΛΛIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛI, Homonoia standing left, holding patera over altar in right, cornucopia in left hand
AMNG I/1, 640
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Caracalla Denarius57 viewsCaracalla Denarius
215 AD
Ob: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right
Rv: PM TRP XVIII COS IIII, Fides standing left holding two standards
RIC 266, RSC 315, BMC 143
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Caracalla, AE 22 Diassaria57 viewsIMP C M . AVR . ANTONIN
Laureate bust right
Nike advancing right, inscribing shield, without globe
Cohen IV 722
V119, Reverse die same as Kuzmanovic Collection 886
Celtic AE-Strap-distribution with Triscele #157 viewsCeltic AE-Strap-distribution with Triscele #1
type: AE Strap-distribution Triscele on it.
size: 36x36x8mm,
weight: 12,67g,
date:1st. cent. B.C.,
ref: ???.
distribution: ???,
Centenional Valente RIC IX Thessalonica 26b, type xx.jpg
A138-07 - Valente (364 - 378 D.C.)57 viewsAE3 Centenional 16 x 15 mm 2.4 gr.

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

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

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Thessalonica) #26b Pag.178 tipo xx - Cohen Vol.VIII #11 Pag.103 - DVM #46 Pag.309 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9076.h.2. Pag.274 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4117
A121-23 - Constantino I "El Grande" (307 - 337 D.C.)57 viewsAE3 Centenional 19 mm 3.1 gr.

Anv: "CONST-ANTINVS AVG" - Busto con yelmo y cola rizada y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS EXERCIT" – Dos prisioneros sentados a lados de un estandarte en el que se inscribe "VOT-XX", el de la izquierda tiene sus manos atadas a la espalda y el de la derecha mira hacia la izquierda. " T°T" en exergo.

Acuñada 319 - 320 D.C.
Ceca: Ticinum (Off.3ra.)
Rareza: R1

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Ticinum) #122 Pag.377 - Cohen Vol.VII #693 Pag.311 - DVM # Pag. - Salgado MRBI Vol.III # Pag.
Maximian Coded - lamba I - Siscia - RIC 58057 viewsIMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG (2); CONSERVATOR AVGG; Radiated, cuirassed bust right. (F); Emperor and Herakles standing facing each other, altar between; with XXI gamma dot lamba I dot in ex.cscoppa
Claudius, 41 - 54 AD57 viewsObv: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG PM TRP VI IMP XI, laureate head of Claudius facing right.

Rev: SPQR / P P / OP CS, in three lines within an oak wreath.

Plated Denarius, Illegal mint after Rome, ca. 46 - 47 AD

2.9 grams, 19 mm, 180°

RIC I 41, RSC 87, S1848, VM 10
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Clodius Albinus denarius57 viewsROMAE AETERNAE1 commentsTibsi
Clodius Turrinus Fourré57 viewsObv: Anepigraphic, Head of Apollo facing right;
Rev: Diana Lucifera bearing two torches, standing facing, bow and quiver on her shoulder, P. CLODIVS to right, M.F. to left.
Denarius subaeratus, (3,01 g, 18 mm)

Reproducing RRC 494/23, RSC Claudia 15 of ca. 42 B.C.The original coin would have been struck under the second triumvirate, possibly the year Cassius and Brutus were defeated at Second Philippi.
Julia Domna, Tarsos57 viewsTarsus, CILICIA
AE 34mm; 15.85g

Draped bust right on crescent

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

SGI 2441, SNG Von Aulock 6004
wildwinds example
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Antioch, Constantine I57 viewsCONSTAN-TINVSAVG
Laureate head right

Campgate, 9 rows, 2 turrets, star above, pellet in door

SMANT / (delta in left field, epsilon in right field)
Antioch Mint

RIC VII Antioch 71
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Plautilla, Concordia57 viewsPlautilla
Ar Denarius; 2.29g; 18mm

Draped bust right

Concordia standing left holding a patera and sceptre

RIC 363; S 7054; RSC 1 Rome Mint
Commodus RIC III, 25157 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AR - denarius, 16.34mm, 2.49g
Rome, AD 192
Bearded head of Commodus, wearing lion-skin headdress
rev. HER - CVL / ROM - AN / AV - GV on both sides of
Hercules' club in oak-wreath
RIC III, 251; C.190; BMC 339
scarce, VF/VF, toned, on a small flan as usual, but nice portrait

This is one of the types showing Commodus as Hercules, sign of his madness.
1 commentsJochen
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Constantine II, RIC VII 67, Heraclea57 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Bust: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Campgate, no door, 3 turrets, star above. 6 layers.
Exe: (dot) SMHA (dot)
Date: 317-329 AD
Denom: Ae3
Rated "R4"
1 commentsBluefish
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constantius Gallus57 viewsAE 18-19 mm 3.8 grams
OBV :: DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C. Bare headed , draped and cuirassed bust right ..A behind head
REV :: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO. Emperor spearing fallen horseman.. I in left field
EX :: ( unknown ) but due to the letters A behind bust and I in left field, this coin is attributable to Siscia
RIC VII Siscia 347
Ric Rated C2
from uncleaned lot 10/2006
Apollon | Curule chair - C. Considius Paetus, AR Denarius 46 B.C.57 views
Apollon | Curule chair * Silver deanrius.

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

Exergue: PAETI

Mint: Rome
Struck: 46 BC.

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

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

RRC 991.
CR 465/2a.
Sydham, 991
Sear, (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 455.
1 commentsTiathena
Constantine the Great, (307-337)57 viewsConstantine the Great, Nicomedia mint 324-325
Obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, camp-gate with no doors and two turrets, star above
SMNA in ex.
2 commentsblot-sven
Constantine I RIC VII, Sirmium 4857 viewsConstantine I the Great 307 - 337
AE - AE 3, 3.55g, 19mm
Sirmium 1. officina, 324 - 325
laureate head r.
Victory advancing r., holding trophy in r. hand and
palmbranch in l. hand, spurning captive sitting on ground to r.
exergue: SIRM
RIC VII, Sirmium 48; C.487; LRBC 802
about EF, flan crack
Constantius II- Fel Temp Raparatio 1C.jpg
Constantius II- Fel Temp Raparatio57 viewsConstantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.

Pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust right


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

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

FEL: Happy
TEMP: Time
REPARATIO: Restoration

Domination: Bronze AE3, size 16 mm

Mint: CONS Γ, Constantinopolis, Γ 3.rd Officina (Perhaps the last letter could be a Gamma), RIC VIII, Thessalonica 192; LRBC 1683; struck 25. Dec. 350-6. Nov. 355; Scarce
The reverse type is F3 stretching.
John Schou
Constantius II RIC VIII, Alexandria 5857 viewsConstantius II 324 - 361, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 4.68g, 21mm
Alexandria 2. officina, 348 - 350
draped bust, pearl-diademed head l., holding globe with r.
helmeted soldier walking r., head l., holding reversed spear l. and
leading young barbarian out of his hut, tree behind
exergue: ALEB
RIC VIII, Alexandria 58; C.53
VF, sandpatina
added to

This issue celebrates the fact that AD 342 under Constans the Franks were taken over the Rhine and settled in Taxandria (Belgium).
(0324) CONSTANTIUS II57 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar)
337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)
Struck 350 - 355 AD
AE 25 mm 5.05 g
O: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, diad dr cuir bust right
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who turns face soldier and extends l. arm; Gamma in left field.
ANAI in exe.
Antiochia ANA I = Antiochia 10th officina
2 commentslaney
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius57 viewsSilver denarius, 19-20mm, January - April 85 A.D., RIC 57, Carradice 85.1, BMC 75, RSC 368, Ex. Flan
P M TR POT IIII IMP VIII COS XI P P, Eagle standing on thunderbolt
Siscia, RIC VII 113, 142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, S/F/BSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R3!!!57 viewsSiscia, RIC VII 113, 142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, S/F/BSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R3!!!
avers:- IV-L-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAESS (5,G8.l.), Laureate, couirassed bust left with spear pointing forward, shield on arm.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, captive seated on ground on either side.
exerg: S/F/BSIS*, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, 2nd.-off, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-113-p-438,
C. Coelius Caldus57 viewsC. Coelius Caldus
Minted c. 51 B.C (62 BC in Sydenham)
3,87 grs/17,5 mm.
Crawford 437/2a (observe dies c. 33, reverse dies c. 37), Sydenham 894, Babelon I p. 373
Observe : head of C. Coelius Caldus looking right. Below : COS. In front, standard in the form of a boar. Behind, standard with HIS.
Reverse : figure (between two trophies) seated behind table on which one reads : L. CALDUS VII.VR. EPVL (VIR and VL lig.). Two vertical inscriptions : CCALDUS on left and MP.A.X on right. Below : CA VS. III VIR.
2 commentslabienus
Diadumenian, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Ister, AE2557 viewsAE25, 12 g.

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

ex AAH
Diocletian, RIC 13, Heraclea57 viewsObv: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Bust: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Jupiter, standing left and leaning on scepter,
presents Victory on globe to emperor.
Exe: HB (Heraclea)
Date: 292-296 AD
RIC 13
Denom: Antoninianus
Islamic coins, anonymus Umayad dirham (under caliph Hisham 724-743 AD)57 viewsObv: In centre: 'There is no God except Allah. He is alone, He has no partner', in three lines. Around: 'In the name of Allah this Dirham was struck in Wasit in the year twelve and one hundred'.
Rev: In centre: 'He has no equal, God is one God / the eternal and indivisible, who has not begotten and / has not been begotten and never is there / His equal', in four lines. Around: 'Muhammad is the messenger of God. He sent him with guidance and the true religion to reveal it to all religions, even if the polytheists abhor it'.
Minted in Wasit 112 AH or 730 AD.

The obverse centre inscription is the Muslim declaration of faith. The reverse inscriptions is quotations from the koran, sura 112 in centre and sura 9 verse 33 around (if I got the information right).
Phrygia, Docimeium. Gordian III AE30. Athena Alkidemos. 57 viewsObv: M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ, draped laureate right.
Rev: ΔOKIMEΩN MAKEΔONΩN, Athena Alkidemos.
RPC 744

also: Dokimeum, Docimeion, Docimeium, Dokimaion, and Dokimion.
2 commentsancientone
Sicily, Syracuse.57 viewsCirca 395 BC. AE Drachm (32.64 gm). Obv.: SURA, head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet, olive wreath on bowl. Rev.: sea-star between two dolphins.1 commentsseleukoy
laureate head right
Minerva walking right, brandishing spear in right hand,
holding shield on left arm
19.5mm 3.38gm
Domitian Denarius Minerva57 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR PXV
laur. head right


Minerva standing left holding spear left hand on side

95 AD

RIC 193



ex-Arcade Coins
5 commentsJay GT4
Domitian - [RIC II part 1 763 (C3), RSC II 283, BMCRE II 218, BnF III 193, Hunter I 88]57 viewsSilver denarius, choice VF, 3.289g, 18.3mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, 14 Sep 93 - 13 Sep 94 A.D.

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

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

Superb portrait, excellent centering, and rainbow toned reverse.

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo
1 commentsrenegade3220
Domitian - [RIC II part 1 Vespasian 921 (C2), RSC II 47, BMCRE II 193, BnF III 169, SRCV I 2637]57 viewsSilver denarius, choice gF, 3.350g, 19.3mm, 180 degree, Rome mint, as caesar early 76 - early 77 A.D.

Obv. - CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right

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

Nice portrait, toned, and perfect centering.

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins

Ex. FORVM Dealer Photo
2 commentsrenegade3220
Domitian (as Caesar), 69 - 81 AD57 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: TRP VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII PP, radiate statue atop a rostral column.

Plated Denarius, Type of Rome mint, c. 80 - 81 AD

3 grams, 19.5 mm, 180°

By looking at this coin accuracy wasn't important to ancient counterfeiters. The obverse is a Domitian as Caesar whereas the reverse is taken from a coin of his brother Titus as Augustus.

A similar hybrid is listed in Roman Silver Coins as Domitian 590b with slightly different inscriptions.
SPQR Coins
CN Domitius Denarius 128bc57 viewsSilver denarius, SRCV I 137, Crawford 261/1, Sydenham 514, RSC I Domitia 14, VF, Rome mint, 128 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, stalk of grain behind, X (XVI in monogram) below chin; reverse ROMA, Victory in a biga right, man with spear fighting lion below, CN DOM in exergue.2 commentsAdrian S
Domitian RIC-10057 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 82 AD
RIC 100 (C), BMC 27, RSC 596
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR POT COS VIII P P; Seat. draped; above, semicircular frame decorated with three crescents

A denarius which is part of the first precious metal issue of 82 minted at Rome and the last before the increased fineness of the denarii later that same year. The reverse is a carry over pulvinar type from Titus' reign. This is the last time this type was minted by Domitian before the overhaul of the mint.

A decent coin in good metal.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
Argolis, Argos, late 2nd Century - 80s BC 57 viewsAE Dichalkon
Wolf's head right
Rev. Pillar Fountain between helmet over wolf's head left on left and heta above monogram APX on the right. Rare.
BCD 1147
57 viewsINDONESIA, Sultanate of Palembang. Circa AD 1790's-1821
Tin Cash (20mm, 0.61 g)
Palembang mint
Shi Dan Li Bao in Hànzì
T.D. Yih, "Tiny Pitis Inscribed 'Shi-Dan' (Sultan) from Palembang," in ONS Newsletter 204 (Summer 2010), type I-1

Found in Palembang

Hang Li Po first appears in the Malay Annals as a Chinese princess sent to be the fifth bride of sultan Mansur Shah of Malacca. However, there is no reference to this event in official Ming documents. Li Po may merely be a beautiful concubine given to the Sultan. Alternatively, she may be the daughter of an otherwise unknown Chinese ruler in the area, to whom this coin may perhaps be attributed.
1 commentsArdatirion
Egnatius Maxsumus - 76 B.C (FORVM -E)57 viewsEgnatius Maxsumus - 76 B.C

AR 17,62mm (Thickness 1,68mm), weight 3,83g.

Obverse: Diademed bust of Liberty, Liberty cap behind.

Reverse: Roma and Venus standing facing, Venus caressed by Cupid, oar and prow on either side.
2 commentsMartin R
caracalla57 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
mint : roma
216 AD
3 commentsfrederic
Elagabal, Antioch, Genius, AE2357 viewsPisidia, Antioch. Elagabalus, 218-222 AD.
AE 23mm (6.21 gm).
obv.: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate head right.
rev.: ANTIOCH COL CAS, Genius standing facing, holding cornucopiae and ears of corn.
SNG BN Paris 1182 (same obverse die)

ex Tom Vossen
1 commentsareich
1953. Elizabeth II Coronation Medal.57 viewsObv. Crowned bust right.
Rev. Boat scene.
Septimius Severus (193 - 211 A.D.) 57 viewsAR Denarius
O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right.
R.FELICIT TEMPOR, Stalk of grain between crossed cornucopia.
Emesa (Antioch) mint, AD 194/195.
RIC 373, RSC 142b.
7 commentsMat
080 Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 058b, Rome, PVDICITIA AVG, standing, #08,57 views080 Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 058b, Rome, PVDICITIA AVG, standing, #08,
avers:- HER-ETRVSCILLA-AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent.
revers:- PVDICITIA-AVG, Pudicitia standing left holding scepter and drawing veil from her face.
exerg: , diameter: 22 mm, weight: 3,75 g, axis: 1 h,
mint: Rome, date: 249-251 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-58b, p127, C-17,
1 commentsquadrans
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57 viewsOrthodoxcoins
FA027139-0100110-I444. Constantine I AE Follis. Treveri Mint. Marti Conservatori.57 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS P F AVG; bust B; laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MARTI CONSERVATORI; Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Mars left, carrying spear and shield.
Mint marks:
24.0mm; 2.7g; 0 deg.
Minted 310-313 AD.
Unlisted in RIC.
RIC 363 var.57 viewsDenarius, 114-117
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R – PRO VID across field.
Providentia standing l., without column, holding sceptre and pointing at globe.

Sold on eBay, 19 September 2012, for € 45.50.
3 commentsklausklage
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138-161 AD - FAVSTINA Senior AE sestertius - struck after 141 AD57 viewsbv: DIVA FAVSTINA (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: - / S.C. (Vesta standing left, holding long torch & palladium {Pallas statue})
ref: RIC III 1151(AntPius) (S), C.268 (6fr.)
23.51gms, 30mm,

I think it's a rare piece.
2 commentsberserker
036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0382b (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRATIO, Ceres standing left,57 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0382b (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRATIO, Ceres standing left,
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-FAV-STINA, Draped bust right.
revers:- CONSE-C-RATIO, Ceres standing left, holding right hand up in greeting and torch.
exerg: , diameter:17,5-18mm, weight: 3,09g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-382b (Antoninus Pius) p-72 , C-165a.,
1 commentsquadrans
Retrograde prutah of Festus57 viewsCoin type: Prutah
Ruler: Porcius Festus
Reference: Hendin 653
Obverse description: Greek text meaning “Nero” within wreath.
Obverse legend: NEP WNO C
Reverse description: Palm branch facing up with Greek text meaning “Caesar” and date (year 5 =58 CE) .
Reverse legend: Date LE, KAICAPOC
Year: 58 CE

This type is very crude, because caion standards during Festus was very low, possibly because coins were the last thing on people's minds during 58 CE, keeping in mind he was the last person to mint coins before the First Jewish Revolt.
Tapering Bow Brooch, Romano-Gaul Aucissa variety, Fibula #036, 57 viewsTapering Bow Brooch, Romano-Gaul Aucissa variety, Fibula #036,
The flat bow decorated by zigzag (sinusoid).
size: 55x24x22mm,
weight: 9,20g,
date: A.D.,
ref: Bojovic T-I/5var,
Roman Plate, Silvered Openwork Plate Fibula, Elliptical-Shape Fibula #049,57 viewsRoman Plate, Silvered Openwork Plate Fibula, Elliptical-Shape Fibula #049,
size: 37x25mm,
weight: 9,59g,
date: A.D.,
ref: .,
distribution: ,
111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4533, RIC V-I 116, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, -/-//Q, Bust-D1, Victory standing right, Emperor #157 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4533, RIC V-I 116, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIA MILITVM, -/-//Q, Bust-D1, Victory standing right, Emperor #1
avers: IMP-FLORIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum (D1).
revers: CONCORDIA-MILITVM, Victory standing right, holding wreath in right hand and palm against left shoulder, facing Emperor in military dress standing left, right hand outstretched and holding long sceptre in left hand., (Victory and Emperor 2).
exerg: -/-//Q, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,96g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, 1st.issue,, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-116, T-(Estiot)-4533,
Follis Galerio RIC Antiochia 59b.jpg
A113-20 - GALERIO Como Cesar de Diocleciano (293 - 305 D.C.)57 viewsAE Follis 27 x 25 mm 9.3 gr.

Anv: "GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES" - Cabeza laureada, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "GENIO POPVLI ROMANI" - Genio de pié a izquierda, desnudo salvo modius en la cabeza y chlamys colgando desde su hombro izquierdo, portando patera en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido de la que cae cierto líquido y cornucopia en izquierda. "ANT·" en exergo y "B" en campo derecho.

Acuñada 304 - 305 D.C.
Ceca: Antiochia (Off.2da)
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Antiochia) #59b Pag.621 - Cohen Vol.VII #78 Pag.109 - DVM #29 var Pag.281 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #7169.m. Pag.65
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA - lifetime issue57 viewsAR 17mm 139-141AD
Obv - FAVSTINA AVGVSTA - draped bust right
Rev - CONCORDIA AVG - Concordia holding patera with right hand, double cornucopiae held in left
Reference - RIC III (Antoninus Pius) 335
Mint - Rome
1 commentsaragon6
Galeria Valeria, AE Follis57 viewsGAL VALERIA AVG
Heraclea, 309-310 AD
This type records the last appearance of Venus on Imperial Coinage.
Geta (as Caesar), 198–209 CE57 viewsGeta (as Caesar); 198–209 CE. AR denarius, Rome mint, 199–202 CE; 3.27g. BMCRE S234 note, RIC 16b, RSC 157. Obv: P SEPT GETA – CAES PONT; boy’s bare-headed draped bust right. Rx: PR – INC – IVV – ENT; Geta, in military dress, standing half-left, holding branch and reversed spear; behind, trophy. Issued during the reign of Septimius Severus.

ex Henry Hall Wilson Collection, purchased from Herakles Numismatics, 25 June 2011

H.H. Wilson III (1951–2009) an attorney from Charlotte, North Carolina, was the son of H.H. Wilson, Jr. (1921–79), H.H. Wilson III (1951–2009) an attorney from Charlotte, North Carolina, was the son of H.H. Wilson, Jr. (1921–79), an administrative assistant and congressional liaison for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and president of the Chicago Board of Trade from 1967 to 1973.
3 commentsMichael K5
Diana57 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 79 BC
Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Diana right, bow and quiver over shoulder. S.C. before. Border of dots
Rev: Victory in biga right, holding palm branch and reins in left hand, and laurel wreath in right hand. Control-mark A.IIII above exergue. TI.CLAVD.TI.F/ APN in exergue. Border of dots.
Weight: 3.88g
Crawford 383/1 Sear RCV I 310 RSC Claudia 6

Diana, the sister of Apollo, was regarded as the moon-goddess, but she was also the protectress of the young and the goddess of the chase. It is in this latter guise that she is depicted here with her attributes of bow and quiver depicting her as a huntress.
GIII Ric 84.jpg
RIC-084 Gordian III IOVI STATORI57 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
IOVI STATORI - Jupiter standing front, head right, holding thunderbolts and scepter
RIC-84, Cohen-109

Very nice obverse, slightly weak reverse, excellent coin overall
242 AD - Gordian III - 238-244 AD - Fortuna - Antioch57 viewsIMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG - Radiate, draped and curraissed bust right
FORTVNAREDVX - Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopia and rudder

Antioch mint, 242-244 AD, Ric 210, Cohen 98
Gordian III Antoninianus, RIC 154, RSC 34857 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate draped bust right / VICTOR AETER, Victory standing left with palm, resting sheild on captive at foot.
Maximum Diameter: 24.7 mm
Weight: 5.11 g
4 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded
Gordien III sesterce.jpg
Gordian III - sestertius57 viewsNice Gordian III sestertius, reverse : Providentia Aug.

It was minted in 238, and is probably the very first bronze issue as Augustus for this young emperor of only 13. I like this coin because of the portrait : Gordian tries to look serious, without the stupid smile he has on later issues.
1 commentsGinolerhino
Macedonian Kingdom57 viewsSear 6713-20 var; Price 3602; Newell __, Group 2; Müller 671.

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

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

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

Alexander adopted the Attic weight standard for his silver coinage.

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

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

Note on Dating: Newell Group 2 is dated to 329-324/3 B.C.E., per Newell (1923); to 329/8-23/2 B.C.E., per Waggoner (in Mørkholm (1979)); to 325-323 B.C.E., per Price (1991); and to 324/3-322/1 B.C.E., per LeRider (2007), with the posthumous issues within the group including ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in the legend. This coin was Alexander’s last lifetime issue.
2 commentsStkp
Hendin-504 / 119557 viewsHerod Archelaus - prutah
1.28 grams
1 commentscmcdon0923
Hadrian Denarius57 viewsHadrian

Goddess of Nile reclining

RIC 310, RSC 991, BMC 862, Sear 3508
Hadrian Denarius Felicitas57 viewsObv.
Laureate heroic bust right

FEL-AVG across field
Felicitas standing left with caduceus & cornucopia

Minted 118 A.D.
2 commentsancientdave
BCC m557 viewsRoman Provincial
Hadrian? 117-138 CE
Obv:Imperial bust rt. with radiate crown.
(Radiate crown is rare for Hadrian but not unknown)
Rev:Griffin to right rolling wheel of fate.
AE 12x13mm. approx.1.25g Axis:270
Similar to, but slightly larger than, Hamburger#108
Atiqot vol. 1 (1954) "Minute Coins From Caesarea"
Hadrian "Quadrans" Modius57 viewsObv.

Radiate Head Right


Modius with 6 ears of grain

Rare. RIC 700
3 commentsancientdave
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE sestertius - struck 134-138 AD57 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP (laureate head right)
rev: - (Nemesis standing right, holding fold of dress with right hand and branch pointed downward in left), S-C across field
ref: RIC II 779b (S), C.1372 (12frcs), BMCRE 1549
mint: Rome
20.57gms, 30mm

A nice and scarce Hadrian bronze. This coin shows the original condition with original patina, there’s no corrections or special matters for sharping, and better in hand than the picture allows.
1 commentsberserker
Herennia Etruscilla antoninianus. 57 viewsReverse shows Pudicitia standing left holding sceptre & drawing veil from her face; reverse legend is PVDICITIA AVG.RIC 58b
Herennia Etruscilla AR Antoninianus. HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent / PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia standing left holding sceptre & drawing veil from her face. RSC 17, RIC 58b. sear5 #9494 _5000
2 commentsAntonivs Protti
036 - Herenia Etruscilla (wife of Trajan Decius 249-251 AD), Antoninianus - RIC 58b57 viewsObv: HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed, draped bust right, on crescent.
Rev: PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia veiled, standing left, drawing veil from head and holding scepter.
Minted in Rome 149-51 AD.
2 commentspierre_p77
Hieron II, Tyrant of Syracuse, 275 - 215 BC.57 viewsBronze AE 20.
Obverse- Head of Poseidon left.
Reverse- “IER-WNOS”, ornamented trident, dolphins at sides.
SNG Cop 844 ff.
6.745g, 20.33mm, 225o, Syracuse mint.
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Huszár 550 var., Pohl --, Unger 434b var., Réthy II 91 var. 57 viewsHungary. Louis I (Lajos I, in Hun.) (1342-1382). AR denar.

Obv: + MOnETA LODOVICI (counterclockwise and partially retrograde legend), Saracen head right.

Rev: + REGIS hVnGARIE (counterclockwise and partially retrograde legend), Patriarchal cross with random pellets, crown–crown (privy mark) in lowest fields.

Struck in Buda (now Budapest), ca. 1373-1382 (per Huszár & Unger, although Huszár later wrote that the Saracen-head coinage incepted in 1372). Mint and moneyer unknown. Said to possibly be a contemporary counterfeit by Pohl.

Huszár rarity rating 7. This appears to be an uncommon variety of the emission in that the legends on the standard coin are clockwise without retrograde letters. It is neither described nor depicted in any of the catalogs.

The Saracen's head is a pun on the surname of Jacobus Saracenus (Szerechen, in Hun.) and his brother, Johannes, courtiers of Italian descent who were ennobled by Louis. The image of a Saracen's head appeared on their coat of arms. Jacobus became the kammergraf at the Pécs mint in 1352, and the Comes Camerarum Regalium in 1369. He died in the early 1370s, at which time Johannes succeeded him as kammergraf.
Huszár 811, Pohl 253-4, Unger 646c, Réthy II 278A, dated 1511 57 viewsHungary. Wladislaus II (Ulászló II in Hun.) (1490-1516). AR denar, 15 mm.

Obv: WLADISLAI * R * VNGARI * 1511 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon.

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

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

Huszár rarity rating 4/Pohl rarity rating 5.
014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-068, #0257 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-068, #02
avers:- Cross in pattern of wedges and lines; border of dots.
revers:- Cufic ornaments; two crosses leaning on each other, line between the crosses with curving edges, crossed by two lines; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12 mm, weight: 0,34 g, axis:8h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-068, CHN-1-125, Huszar-145,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
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illyria fouree.jpg
ILLYRIA - DYRRHACHIUM57 viewsFOUREE DRACHM -- Cekas 94 to 98. c. 200-30 B.C.E. Cow suckles calf, ARISTON. Reverse: double stellate pattern. dpaul7
Antonius pius caesarea maritima mint 57 viewsObv.: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.:COL PRIMA FL AVG CAESAR, Apollo, nude standing to front looking left holding in right bow (?) leaning with left on tripod-lebes which is encircled by serpent. Rare. Very fine.
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Rare Indian gold 1/4 fanam, Southern India, 16th-17th centuries 3mm, ~ 0.1 g. Probably tiniest coin in the World!57 viewsRare Indian gold 1/4 fanam, Southern India, 16th-17th centuries
3mm, ~ 0.1 g. Probably tiniest coin in the World!
Notes: Rare coin, very-very tiny (measuring 2-4mm in diameter and weighing from 0.08 to 0.1 g or so). These are probably the tiniest gold coins ever minted for general circulation. Very rare, these come from a hoard of these, recently unearthed.

Antonio Protti
Iron Age Knife Blades57 views2 Iron Age Knife Blades
11.5g, 95mm / 25.9g, 165mm
ex Barry & Darling
islamic 1.jpg
Iran, Safavids, Husayn57 views Iran, Safavids, Husayn (1694-1722), AR Abbasi, Tabriz, AH 1132.
Moesia inferior, Istros, Septimius Severus, AMNG 493 (rev)57 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28
Head, laureate, r.
Bearded horseman with kalathos and chlamys over shoulder trotting on horse
r.; horse has raised l. forefoot, behind standing a staff with pointed lower end
and bird std. r. on top.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 493
obv. AMNG I/1, 495 (obv.)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 614 var (slightly different obv.-legend: AV KL...)
Very rare, VF, dark-green patina, light roughness

The horseman is not Serapis but seems to be the Thracian Rider-god Heros. Serapis riding on a horse is not possible! The bird should be an eagle or sea-eagle like on the city's coat of arms. To call the rider Mitras - as Varbanov has done - is nonsense although there are some similarities with the riding Mithras from Trapezunt. But Mithras never wears a kalathos but always a Phrygian bonnet.
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Italy- Pompeii- House with nice mosaic and fountain 1.jpg
Italy- Pompeii- House with nice mosaic and fountain 157 viewsFOUNTAIN
House of the Small Fountain Pompeii Another fountain with mosaic decorations, including abstract and geometric designs, fish, shells, and other sea life.
John Schou
Italy- Rome- The Arch of Constantine The Great.jpg
Italy- Rome- The Arch of Constantine The Great57 viewsArch of Constantine
The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312 AD. Dedicated in 315 AD, it is the latest of the extant triumphal arches in Rome, from which it differs by the extensive re-use of parts of earlier buildings.

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

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

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

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

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

The main inscription reads:


Which means in English:

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

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

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

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

Over each of the small archways, inscriptions read:


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

John Schou
Metapontion, Lucania Phoenicia, AR Plated (fourreé) Stater, c. 400 - 350 BCE57 viewsSilver plated (fourreé) stater of Metapontion, Lucania (Phoenicia / Italy), c. 400 - 350 BCE, 5.32 grams, 18 mm

Obverse: Head of young female, left.
Reverse: Barley ear with murex shell in left field.

Reference: SNG ANS-334, Noe-437, Jameson 289; HN Italy 1521, cf S 404.

Added to collection: January 1, 2006
Daniel Friedman
Brooklyn Hebrew Home & Hospital for the Aged (Brooklyn, New York)57 viewsWhite metal token, 27 mm., undated.

Obv: BROOKLY HEBREW HOME & HOSPITAL/FOR THE AGED, above Jewish star above, above ברוקלינ ??ש לזקבים (Brooklyn _____ for the Elderly) above row of buildings, above HOWARD & DUMONT/AVENUES/BROOKLYN, N.Y.

Rev: FIFTY CENTS WILL BUY along rim above, ONE/MEAL/FOR in center above wheat ears, AN AGED COUPLE, along rim below, AM.EMB. CO UTICA NY in tiny letters along rim at bottom.

Ref: None known.

Note: Incorporated in 1907 as Brooklyn Ladies’ Home for the Aged, its name changed to Brooklyn Hebrew Home for the Aged in 1913 and to Brooklyn Hebrew Home and Hospital for the Aged in 1918. By then it was already located at 813 Howard Avenue, at the intersection of Howard and Dumont Avenues, in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. It relocated in 1953 to the former Half Moon Hotel at West 29th Street and the Boardwalk, in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn. In 1968 it changed its name to Metropolitan Jewish Geriatric Center, and currently operates as Metropolitan Jewish Health System Foundation.

Note: Manufactured by the American Emblem Co., Utica, New York.
Sear 1303 - Follis - 694-695 AD (Indictional Year 8) - Syracuse mint57 viewsEmperor: Justinian II (First Reign: 685-695 AD)
Date: 694-695 AD (Indictional Year 8)
Condition: Fine/aFine
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: No legend
Emperor standing, facing, bearded, wearing helmet (with plume) and elaborate robe, holding in right hand, akakia; in left, globus cruciger. In field left, star above palm; in field right, palm.

Reverse: Large ""; Above, ; To left, //; To right, //

Syracuse mint
DO 63; Sear 1303
2.74g; 27.2mm; 180°
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC F1157 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.59g, 14mm
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 4 lines within laurel wreath:
יהוח / נןהכהן / הגדלוח / ברי
from r. to l.:
= YHW(Ch) / NN H KHN / H GDL W (Ch) / BR Y
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ye[hudim]
= Yehochanan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. GBC4 452; AJC K8; TJC F11
about VF
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC B1157 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 13.77mm, 1.92g, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines, 2 dots above, all within laurel wreath:
יהוחנן / הכהןהגד / להחברה / יהדימ
from r. to l.:
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol Ha Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehochanan the High Priest the Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, coming from a floral base, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle, monogram in l. field (not visible)
ref. Hendin 5, 1133; Hendin 4, 456; AJC Na18; TJC B11
ex Hendin
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153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 322, Arles, SECVRITAS REIPVB, R!, #157 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 322, Arles, SECVRITAS REIPVB, R!, #1
avers:- DN FL CL IVLIAN VS PF AVG, bearded, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above, in right field: eagle standing right on wreath, head up, holding wreath in beak.
exergo: S CONST •,
date: 361-363 A.D.,
mint: Arles,
diameter: 27-28mm,
weight: g,
ref: RIC-VIII-322, R!
153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-3, RIC VIII 108, Sirmium, VOT/X/MVLT/XX in wreath, B SIRM,57 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-3, RIC VIII 108, Sirmium, VOT/X/MVLT/XX in wreath, B SIRM,
avers: - DN-FL-CL-IVLI-ANVS-PF-AVG-J8/A3L, Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
revers: - No legend, VOT/X/MVLT/XX in wreath.
exerg: -/-//B-SIRM, diameter: 20,5mm, weight: 3,35g, axis: 6h,
mint: Simium, date: 361-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII 108, p-393,
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AE 20 mm 7.62 g
RPC 1554
0565-0578 AD - Justin II - Sear 366 - Half Follis57 viewsEmperor: Justin II (r. 565-578 AD)
Date: 569-570 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Half Follis

Obverse: D N IVSTINVS PP AV (or similar)
Justin, on left, and Sophia, on right, seated facing on double throne, both nimbate; he holds globus cruciger, she holds cruciform sceptre.

Reverse: Large K; above, cross; to left, A/N/N/O; to right, E
Exergue: TES (Thessalonica mint)

Sear 366
4.76g; 23.5mm; 150°
Caria, Knidos. Ae12. Prow over club.57 viewsObv: Head of Aphrodite l., wearing stephane.
Rev: Prow l.; club and magistrate's name below.
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Roman, LINDGREN and KOVACS, Ancient Bronze Coins of Asia Minor and the Levant - # 2162 - GETA as Caesar57 viewsGETA, COELE-SYRIA, Heliopolis mint, AD 192-209
GETA CA-ESAR, Bareheaded bust of Geta right
COL HE(L), Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche of Heliopolis left
9.92 gr, 21.6-22.9 mm

Ref: Lindgren I #2162 (this coin), BMC 13
Pekka K
Syria, Seleukis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. Æ1457 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: Owl standing right, head facing.
1st century BC. Æ14, 2.5 g.
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Philip III, 323-317 BC; Kolophon 323-319 BC57 viewsAR drachm, 18.2mm, 4.24g, VF/gVF
Head Herakles right in lion-head headdress / ΦIΛIΠΠOY Zeus seated left on backless throne, feet on footstool, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre. Lyre in left field, U (could be part of garment) under throne above strut.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Price P43b; Müller P50
Lawrence Woolslayer
Latvia57 viewsKm? - 1 Santims - 2005
Km? - 2 Santimi - 2006
Km? - 5 Santimi - 2006
Km17 - 10 Santimu - 1992
Km22 - 20 Santimu - 1992
Km13 - 50 Santimu - 1992
Daniel Friedman
1.3 Marcus Anotonius AR Legionary Denarius. Legion VI Ferrata57 viewssilver denarius, gF
32-31 BC
obv. ANT AVG III VIR R P C Praetorian Galley
rev. LEG VI eagle between standards

"The Iroonclads" were a legion created under Julius Caesar in Gallia Cisalpina in 52 BC. The name is probably a reference to the suits of armor that they wore.
Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG XIII57 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
galley r. mast with banners at prow

Rev LEG XIII legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint 32-31BC


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

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

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

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

Reconstituted by Octavian in 41 BC.
Its standard was the lion.
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Leopold I the hogmouth~0.jpg
Lepold I, Holy Roman Emperor also known as 'the hogmouth'.57 viewsCoin 13B

Leopold I and Jan III Sobieski, king of Poland made a treaty promising each other aid if the other is attacked by the Turks. In 1683, Vienna was once again beseiged and Sobieksi came to the rescue.
[1640ai] Leo VI, the Wise, 6 January 870 - 11 May 912 A.D.57 viewsLEO VI (The Wise) AE follis. 866-912 AD. +LEOnbA S ILEVSROm'. Facing half-length portrait with short beard, wearing modified loros and crown with cross. Reverse - +LEOn EnOEObA ILEVSR OmEOn in four lines. 26.5mm, 6.7g.

Overstruck at the mint over the same issue, evidently after a severely off-center first strike. The 'EO bA RO' that would have been part of the legend at the right side of the coin appears on the very edge of the top part of the coin at 12 o'clock.
Licinius I SECURITAS London mint57 viewsIMP LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureated and cuirassed bust right

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

RIC VI 275;
4,24g -- 22,5mm
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licinivs57 views1 commentsScotvs Capitis
Anonymous lead seal, ca. 2.-3. Century A.D. Lion57 viewsAnonymous lead seal, ca. 2.-3. Century A.D. 18-22mm, 10.94g. Obv: lion walking left on ground line, the lion has his front paw placed upon an object, probably a bucranium, crescent and star (?) above. Ex Rutten & Wieland.
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Lucilla RIC III, 78857 viewsLucilla, killed 182, wife of Lucius Verus, daughter of Marcus Aurelius, sister of Commodus
AR - Denar, 3.29g, 17mm
draped, diademed bust r.
rev. VES - TA
Vesta, veiled, standing l., before draped and lightened
altar, holding patera in r. and palladium in l. hand
RIC III, 788; C.92
about EF

PALLADIUM, from Pallas, meaning 'maiden', a title of Athena, was a statue, stolen from
Troy, later brought to Italy by Aeneas, with great protective power. In art it stands for a statuette of Athena, often a attribute of Vesta and other goddesses.

017. Marcus Antonius.57 viewsDenarius, 32-31 BC.
Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C / Galley with rowers, standard at prow.
Reverse: LEG XXIII / Legionary eagle between two standards.
3.62 gm.. 17 mm.
Syd. #1246; RSC #60; Sear unlisted.

Mark Antony minted a long series of legionary coins for the use of the army and navy prior to the Battle of Actium (Sept. 2, 31 BC). The legion depicted on this coin - Legion XXIII - is one that we know nothing about.
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Macedonia. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm (reverse)57 viewsCirca 325-315 B.C. Reverse. Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, on throne, ALEXANDROU in right field, monogram in left field. Die shift. Price-211. Ex Berk. Mint State.1 commentsJason T
Macrinus, Markianopolis, Eagle, AE2657 viewsMacrinus, 217 - 218 AD
AE26, 8.05g
governor Pontianus
obv: AVT K OΠEΛΛIOC CEVN MAKPEINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right
rev: VΠ ΠONTIANOV M[APKIANOΠOΛEI]TΩN, eagle right, holding wreath in beak
AMNG I 714
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Marcus Aurelius Honos RIC 42257 viewsMarcus Aurelius, Denarius, 3g, 16.72mm, RIC III pg 79 422, RSC 236, Sear 5 4784
REV: HONOS, Honos standing, head left, with branch & cornucopiae
57 viewsMarcus Aurelius. Sestertius.
Reign: Emperor, A.D. 161-180
Denomination: Æ Sestertius.
Diameter: 31 mm.
Weight: 25.46 grams.
Mint: Struck in Rome, A.D. 158-9.
Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG. PII F. Head, bare, right, bust draped and cuirassed.
Reverse: TR. POT. XIII COS. II S. C. Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.
Reference: RIC (A. Pius) 187, 1349b. Cohen 741.
Ex Richard Graham Collection, Schulman Sale, June, 1966, #1896.
039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-556.b, , #0157 views039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-556.b, , #01
avers:- +•MONETA•MAThIE•D•EI•G•, Two-part shield (Hungarian (Árpádian) stripes, raven with ring) in circle; border of dots.
revers:- REGIS•hV-nGARIAE•, Patriarchal cross in circle, mint-mark on each side (B-I); border of dots.
diameter: 15mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, mint mark: B-I, (Pohl)
date: 1463 A.D., ref: Unger-556.b, CNH-2-228, Huszar-706,
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - MAURICE TIBERIAS57 viewsBronze follis, S 494, F, 10.431g, 29.5mm, 225o, 4th officina, Constantinople mint, 584 - 601 A.D.; obverse D N mAVRC TIber PP AV, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right, shield in left; reverse large M between ANNO and regnal year, cross above, D below, CON in exdpaul7
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninian, Ticinum, RIC V-II 549, -/-//QXXIT, HERCVLI CONSERVAT, Hercules standing left,57 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninian, Ticinum, RIC V-II 549, -/-//QXXIT, HERCVLI CONSERVAT, Hercules standing left,
avers:- IMP-C-M-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-PF-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.,
revers:- HERCVLI-CONSERVAT, Hercules standing left, resting hand on club and holding bow with lion skin.
exerg: -/-//QXXIT, diameter: 21,5-23mm, weight: 3,62g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, date: 290 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 549, p-283, C-242
Maximinus II57 viewsAE Follis
Laureate head right

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

Antioch 310 AD

Jay GT4
Medieval Brooch AE-004, Fibula #09257 viewsMedieval Brooch AE-004, Fibula #092
Flower (or 8 arms star) shape Brooch with lot of circle decoration,
mint: ???
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Misterium Plakett, Lead, Romae, #0857 viewsMisterium Plakett, Lead, Romae, #08
diameter: mm,
mint: ,
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moneta 350.jpg
Caracalla Provincial, Nicaea, AE1557 viewsobv: Radiate head right
rev: Palm branch within urn
Struck 196-217 A.D.
ex: automan
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moneta 511.jpg
Constantius Gallus, Sirmium - RIC VIII 22257 viewsConstantius Gallus Centenionalis
obv: D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, A behind bust
rev: CONCORDIA MILITVM. Emperor standing, holding two standards topped by Chi-rho banners. Star above, III in left field.
exergue: star SIRM
Struck 351 A.D. at Sirmium
Van Meter 1 (VB2)
Note:Mintmark, thus RIC #, not 100% certain - other option is star after, which seems unlikely.
moneta 520 lg.jpg
Dicoletian, Ticinum - RIC 22557 viewsDicoletian Antoninianus
obv: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
rev: IOVI CONSERVAT. Jupiter standing left with thunderbolt and sceptre.
exergue: TXXIT
Struck 285 A.D. at Ticinum
RIC 225 (Scarce)
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moneta 710 lg.jpg
Caracalla, Nicopolis AE2157 viewsobv: Laureate and draped bust right
rev: Tetrastyle temple with Serpais within
Struck 196-217 A.D. at Nicopolis ad Istrum
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Nero Billon Tetradrachm57 viewsNEPΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AV
Radiate bust left, wearing aegis. Date LIΔ.

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

Alexandria mint, Year 14= 67-68 AD


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


3 commentsJay GT4
NERO Drachm, RIC 621, Claudius57 viewsOBV: NERO CLAVD DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR AVG GERM, laureate head of Nero right
REV: DIVOS CLAVD AVGVST GERMANIC PATER AVG, Claudius' laureate head right
17mm, 3.6g

Minted at Caesarea
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nerva denar.jpg
096-098 AD - NERVA AR denarius - struck 97 AD57 viewsobv:IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS II PP (laureate head right)
rev:FORTVNA AVGVST (Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia)
ref:RIC16, C.66
3.03gms, 19mm

Marcus Cocceius Nerva, a 60-year-old senator who became the first of the five good emperors. Following Domitian, he was the first of the emperors to select an heir rather than a blood relative.
Nezak Huns, AE Drachm, 600-700 AD, Kabul mint57 viewsHUNNIC TRIBES, Nezak Huns. Anonymous Group I (Npki Mlka).
Circa 600-700 AD.
Æ Drachm. (27mm, 3.39 g, 4h)
Kabul mint.
'NPKY MLK' in Pahlavi, bust right with winged bull's head crown; 'A' in Pahlavi behind
Fire altar with attendants; wheel symbols in fields above, control marks in outer fields
Göbl, Dokumente Em. 198/34; cf. MACW 1510
2 commentsArdatirion
BYZANTINE, Theodore I 1208-1222 Nicaea57 viewsObv: Virgin Enthroned
Rev: Emperor and St. Theodore with Patriarchal Cross Between Them
Sear 2061
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) (plate coin)57 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 26, 12.68g, 26.29mm, 100°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
head, laureate, r.
River-god, bearded, leaning l., holding rudder(?) in outstretched r. hand, resting
with l. arm on urn from whitch water flows l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1235, pl. XVII, 31
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2160
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. (plate coin)
d) not in RPC online
rare, about VF

The object in the r. hand of the river-god appears as a thin stick but should be a rudder; anyway it is no reed as Santini has suggested (Pick).
The big bronzes from Commodus are from bad style. They all seem to come from the same die-cutter, perhaps his first ones (Pick).
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2013) (plate coin)57 viewsCommodus AD 177-192
AE 26, 11.61g, 26.03, 90°
struck under hegemon Caecilius Servilianus
laureate head, r.
River-god, bearded, leaning l., holding reed in outstretched r. hand, resting
with l. arm on urn from whitch water flows l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1235 var. (has rudder)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2160 var.
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. (plate coin)
d) RPC IV online temp. no. 4338

Pick called the object in the r. hand of the river-god a rudder. But here it is clearly a waterplant. I think this type has 2 subtypes:
subtype a with the urn within or above the groundline and a typical waterplant, and
subtype b with the urn under the groundline and a waterplant looking more like a rudder
Here it is obviously subtype a. But look at my other coins of this type!
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Roman Lead Seal57 views
Unattributed. Features three busts.
114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 416, Rome, -/-//KAΔ, PIETAS AVG G, Mercury standing left,57 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 416, Rome, -/-//KAΔ, PIETAS AVG G, Mercury standing left,
avers:- IMP-NVMERIANVS-AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- PIETA-S-AVG-G, Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
exerg: -/-//KAΔ, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, 7th officinae, date: 283-284 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 416, p-196,
numide D.jpg
Numidia57 viewsNumidia, Kings of. Micipsa. Circa 148-118 BC. Æ 26 mm (13.8 gm). Laureate, bearded head left / Prancing horse left; pellet below.

SNG Copenhagen 504ff; Mazard 50.
Octavian AR denarius, 31-30 BC, Rome57 viewsOctavian
AR denarius – 19mm
Italian (Rome?) mint, 31-30 BC
bare head r.
Mercury (or Apollo?),naked, seated right on rock upon which is spread his cloak, petasus (or shield?) slung on his back, holding lyre with both hands
RIC 257, CRI 401, BMCRR 4335
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Ottoman AR aqche Murad-I 3rd-decade57 viewsOttoman AR aqche Murad-I 3rd-decade
date: ?? AH (3rd-decade)
Trajan 98-117 A.D.57 viewsObv:bust r. laur
Rev:nike winged advancing holding wrearth and plam branch
Diadumenian 217-218 A.D.57 viewsObv:bust r. bereheaded wearing paludamentum
and cuirass
R:sarapis to r. wearing ornamented kalathos
Pantikapaion, Thrace, 325 - 310 B.C.57 viewsBronze AE 17, McDonald 67, SNG Puskin Museum 934-948, (SNG BM Black Sea 890), (SNG Cop 32), NGC Choice VF, Pantikapaion mint, weight 4.5g, max. diameter 17.4mm, Obv. beared head of saytr left; Rev. ΠAN, head of bull 3/4 left, (the bull's left horn continues off flan onto the sprue). Smooth clay-brown patina, rated by NGC 4/5 for strike and 4/5 for surface (some deposits) No longer encased in the plastic tomb.

Ex. Forvm Ancient Coins
2 commentsSteve E
57 viewsEPEIROS, Ambrakia. Circa 360-338 BC. AR Stater (8.55 gm; 20 mm). Helmeted head of Athena left; grain ear behind / Pegasos flying right; A below. Pegasi 128/2.5 commentspaul1888
Macedonia, Pella, (168-158 B.C.), AE-19, SNG Cop 266, ΠΕΛΛ-ΗΣ, Bull grazing right, #1 57 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.,
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19 Pertinax57 viewsAR Denarius, 193 AD. IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head right/ AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 1. Weight 2.79 g. Die Axis 5 hr. Max Dia 17.7 mm.
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Hadrian57 viewsObv:bust r. laur wearing paludamentum and cuirass
Rev: Tyche
Macedonia, Philippi, anonymous, RPC 165157 viewsAE 19 (Semis?), 6.72g
struck about AD 41-68
obv. VIC - AVG
Victoria advancing r. on prow, holding palmbranch in l. arm and wreath in
raised r. hand
around three standards
RPC 1651; SNG ANS 674-681; SNG Copenhagen 305-306
EF, brown patina, extraordinary good condition for this type

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

The Victory on the obv. resembles the famous Nike of Samothrace.
Macedonian Kingdom, Phillip II, 359 - 336 B.C. 57 viewsAE unit; SNG ANS 8- 903, Weight 5.7 gr., max diameter 16.7 mm; uncertain mint? Obv. Apollo facing right, wearing taenia; Rev. Φ Ι Λ Ι Π Π O Υ above; boy riding horse prancing right, AN monogram and trident head below. Dark patina.

Ex. Forvm Ancient Coins
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Plautilla, Diana57 viewsPlautilla
Ar Denarius Rome

draped bust right, hair waved & drawn down on neck

Diana standing left, holding torch in both hands.

RIC 366
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Sigismund III. Wasa 1587-1632. Dreipölker 1622, Bromberg. Kopicki 861.57 views2 commentsancientone
[18H650] Pontius Pilate prefect for Tiberius Prutah, 31 BC57 viewsPONTIUS PILATUS PRUTAH. Hendin 650, aVF, 14.3mm, 1.94 grams. Minted 31 C.E. FULL "LIH" Date, (H partially hidden behind pretty patina can be revealed.)

Jean-Philippe Fontanille

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The legends on Pontius Pilate's coins are written in Greek. Judea, governed by the Ptolemy dynasty (301 to 198 B.C.E) then by the Syrians until 63 B.C.E, came under the same powerful influence of the Hellenic culture which touched the other territories of the ancient Persian Empire won by Alexander the Great. In spite of a certain amount of resistance, this Hellenistic heritage eventually crept into every aspect of daily life. Apart from the dates, the texts on Pilate's coinage consisted of only three different words : - TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC (Of Tiberius Emperor) on all three coins; - IOYLIA KAICAPOC (Empress Julia) added to the coin of year 29.

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

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

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

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

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.

Postumus PM TRP COS III PP RIC 55_2.jpg
Postumus PM TRP COS III PP RIC V/2 5557 viewsAnt, 22mm, 2.43g.

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

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

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

RIC V/2 55, Common.

This is evidently an engraver's error, as Postumus was COS II in 260-1, when he was TRP I, and this is as stated on the common dated coin of this year. I have two of these, from different dies, so evidently the mistake was repeated.
Probus - Concordia Militum57 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG
Bust type C, right, radiate, draped
Victory, left, presenting wreath to Probus holding standard
RIC 908, Cyzicus, 5th officina
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 243 var, Rome, VIRTVS-AVGVSTI, Bust-F-var with spear (Not in RIC), Emperor standing left,57 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 243 var, Rome, VIRTVS-AVGVSTI, Bust-F-var with spear (Not in RIC), Emperor standing left,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right, holding spear. (F-var with spear, Not in RIC)
revers:- _VIRTVS-AVGVSTI, Emperor standing left, holding sceptre and crowning trophy; to left, captive.
exergo: -/-//R, diameter: 20,5-23mm, weight: 3,45g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, 2nd emission of Rome, 277, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 243 var (Not in RIC), p-42,
Roman Empire, Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 864 var, Serdica, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H right (Not in RIC), -/-//KA•Γ•, Sol in spread quadriga,57 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 864 var, Serdica, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H right (Not in RIC), -/-//KA•Γ•, Sol in spread quadriga,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-AVG, Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H-var right, Not in RIC)
revers:- S-O-LI-IN-VICTO, Sol in spread quadriga holding globe and whip.
exergo: -/-//KA•Γ•, no exergual line, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,45g, axis: 6h,
mint: Serdica, 3rd emission of Serdica, 277, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 864 (Not in RIC), p-112,
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 169, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Bust-F, Fides standing left, #257 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 169, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Bust-F, Fides standing left, C, #2
avers:-IMP-PROB-VS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (4,F)
revers:-FIDE-S-M-ILITVM, Fides standing left, with two ensigns.
exerg: -/-//R thunderbolt E, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rome, 6th emision of Rome, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 169, p-36, "C",
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 222, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, Trophy between two captives, C, #3,57 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 222, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, Trophy between two captives, C, #3,
avers:- IMP-PRO-BVS-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers:- VICTOR-IA-GERM, Trophy between two captives.
exerg: -/-//R-wreath-A, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 3,95g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 222, p-41, C-768, "C",
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 509, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-G, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #3, C,57 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 509, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-G, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #3, C,
avers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left., holding spear and shield. (9,G)
revers:- MART-I-PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield. Mintmark: In left field I. EQV"I"TI
exerg: I/-//QXXI, diameter: 22,5-23,5mm, weight: 4,68g, axis: 11h,
mint: Ticinium, 9th emission, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-509, p-71, C-358, "C",
Lydia, Gordus-Julia, Synkletos / Dionysos, AE1957 views19mm, 4.86g
time of Commodus, 178-192 AD
obv: IEPA CVNKΛHTOC; draped bust of Synkletos (Senate) right
rev: IOVΛIEΩN ΓOPΔHNΩN; Dionysos standing facing, head left, holding thyrsos in left, kantharos in right hand, panther at feet left

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

ex Gert Boersema
1 commentsareich
Ptolemy III Euergetes ("Benefactor"), King of Egypt 246-221 BC.57 viewsBronze 40 mm 65.4 gram
Obverse: Bust of Zeus Right
Reverse: Eagle Left _12500 sold
Antonivs Protti
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Tanit Punic - SNG 19057 viewsBillon 2 Shekels - Cathage - 300 BC
Weight: 10.9 gms
Obv.: Wreathed head of Tanit left ; Rev.: Horse standing right, palm behind.

SNG 190
P. Crepusius – Crepusia-157 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC P. Crepusius AR denarius (17mm, 3.88g). 82 B.C. Rome mint. Head of Apollo, sceptre behind shoulder, bird before / P CREPVSI. Horseman right, brandishing spear. Control Number CLXXXVIIII above left. Crawford 361/1c, RSC1 Crepusia 1, Sydenham 738a, SRCV 2831 commentsBud Stewart
Republic AE-33,57 viewsRepudlic AE-33,
avers:- Helmeted head right,
revers: - ROMA,
exerg: , diameter: 50mm, weight: 22,57g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date:, ref:,
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Rhesaina (Mesopotamia) - Third Legion Parthica57 viewsIllegible circular legend. Naked bust of a laureate emperor upon eagle.
LEG. III , Vexillum (maybe with the letter Γ on it).

These small coins issued by the IIIrd Legion usually come from Rhesaina (Ras el-Ayn, at the source of the river Khabur, nowat the Syro-Turkish border). The obverse looks like it is Caracalla, but also like a consecration portrait.
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048 - Antoninus Pius denarius - RIC 290a57 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, laureate head facing right
Rev:– TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST / COS III, Octastyle Temple of Divus Augustus, with cult images of Augustus and Livia inside
Mint – Rome
Date Minted – A.D. 158-159
Reference RIC 290a
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 496a corr.57 viewsObv:– L SEP SEVERVS PER AVG P M IMP XI, Laureate bust right
Rev:– PAR AR AD TR P VI COS II P P, Captives bound and both sitting on discarded armor on the ground, both are sitting on shield; between them, a large trophy
Minted in Laodicea ad Mare, A.D. 198
References:– RIC 496a corr. (Scarce), RSC 360
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 130d57 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right, draped
Rev:– INDVLGENTIA AVGG, Dea Caelestis, holding thunderbolt and scepter, riding lion over waters gushing from rock on left. Exe: IN CARTH
Minted in Rome, A.D. 204-205
References:– VM 29, RIC 130D, RCV02 6806, RSC 97
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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080 - Maximinus denarius - RIC 01657 viewsObverse – Laureate head right
Reverse – Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm
Reverse Legend – VICTORIA AVG
Minted in Rome, March A.D. 235 – January A.D. 236
References:- Van Meter 11, RIC 16, RSC 99
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132 - Probus - RIC 435 var (Ticinum) (QXXT) 57 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left in elaborate cuirass decorated with Medusa medallion & holding Vitoriola (Victory on globe, facing left, holding wreath) in right hand, palm up
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear and leaning on shield
Minted in Ticinum(QXXT) Emission 2 Officina 4. A.D. 276
Reference:– Cohen unlisted. RIC 435 var. (This bust type not listed in RIC or Cohen)
Die match is illustrated in Bastien's Buste Monetaire... pl. 126 number 11
2 commentsmaridvnvm
Third_RIC 1957 viewsThis splendid portrait coin of Otho I obtained from a Helios auction (ex-Lynn). I decided to part with it and the coin found a new keeper in the NYINC. I am sure she/he will be happy with it!3 commentsjmuona
VICTORIAE BRIT - Septimius Severus57 viewsAR Denarius, Rome, 210 (2.92gm)
RIC IVi.335, RCV.6385 (S)
O: Laureate head right.
R: Victory seated left on shield (or shields), resting another shield on right knee and holding palm in left.

ex. Wayne Phillips
1 commentsPaul DiMarzio
Urbs Roma Commemorative AE357 viewsO: VRBS ROMA, helmeted, mantled bust of Roma left
R: She-wolf standing left suckling Romulus and Remus, two stars above
dot CONS Epsilon dot in ex.
19mm 2.18g 333-335 AD City Commemoratives, Constantinople RIC 85 (r3)
Roman Empire, Domitian, RIC 537 var.57 viewsObverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VI - Radiate head right.
mm. 30 - g. 13,74
Unpublished type AFIK - similar to RIC2 537 R but head (not bust with aegis) and COS XII (not XIII)
Struck in Rome 86-87 a.D.
Swedish Livonia. Carl XI 1660 - 1697. Silver Schilling 1665.57 viewsSwedish Livonia. Carl XI 1660 - 1697. Silver Schilling 1665. CAROLVS D.G. * Crowned CR monogram / SOLID CIVI RIG 65.

KM 55
47557 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Pax standing left with vertical sceptre
Unmarked mint
RIC 475
2 commentsmauseus
157 viewsSeverus Alexander and Julia Mamaea
AE 26 mm
Rome Mint
Ticinum 33657 viewsAntoninianus
Helmeted, radiate, cuirassed bust left with spear and shield
Emperor shaking hands with Concordia
Ticinum, PXXT
RIC 336
2 commentsmauseus
76 Trier57 viewsLRBC I 76
1 commentsmauseus
Aagatized dinosaur bone57 views
Utah/Colorado area.
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
Whale Bulla57 viewsFossilized Whale Tympanic Bulla (ear bone)
east coast fossil

Miocene/Pleistocene Epoch

2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 021var, Rome (Viminacium?), PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left,57 views091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 021var, Rome (Viminacium?), PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left,
avers:- CORN-SALONINA-AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent.
revers:- PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left, holding box of perfumes.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 21,5 mm, weight: 3,44 g, axis: 11 h,
mint: Rome (Viminacium?), date: 256-57 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-21var (no "P" in field or exe!!), p-, Göbl-0853b, Viminacium,
091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 031, Rome, VENVS V(I)CTRIX, Venus standing left,57 views091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 031, Rome, VENVS V(I)CTRIX, Venus standing left,
avers:- SALONINA-AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent.
revers:- VENVS-V(I)CTRIX, Venus standing left, holding apple and vertical sceptre, shield at feet in left. Legend error I missing (VCTRIX).
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 21-22,5 mm, weight: 3,28 g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-031, p-, Göbl-232b, C-129a,
ROMAN LEAD SEAL57 viewsDraped bust of Ganymedes right, wearing Phrygian hat, lagobalon to left


2nd Century AD

Conical shape, nice very fine

From the Gert Boersema files
Jay GT4
Sear 1853 (with Mardin c/m 17)57 viewsHost coin: Follis of Constantine X Ducas (1059 – 1067 CE), weight 5.3g, diameter 27mm., mint of Constantinople. Faint traces of an undertype on the obverse, apparently a class B anonymous follis (Sear 1823). Mardin type 17 countermark on obverse, the word lillah [ = ‘for Allah’]: Artuqid, ruler uncertain.

Abu Galyon
Sear 202257 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (1204 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 3.4g , diameter 29mm. This is Hendy’s “Latin Type B”, large module, attributed to the years 1210-1220, overlapping the last years of Henry of Flanders (1205-1216) and the succeeding troubled period following the election of Peter II of Courteney. Abu Galyon
Bust right, drape, wearing stephane
Reverse: "IVNO"CONSERVATRIX, S and C, left and right, low in field.
Juno veiled draped standing front, head left, holding patera in extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left; to the left, peakcock standing front, body inclined left, head turned to catch drops from patera
BMC 51 (Plate 2), RIC 686
Weight, 20.32g; die axis, 12h
Severus Alexander - sestertius RIC 63557 viewsSeverus Alexander. Sestertius, minted in Rome, 232 A.D.; 18.90 g; obv. IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right; rev. MARS VLTOR S-C, Mars advancing right, holding spear & shield. RIC 635, BMC 843.

Ex F. R. Künker E-Auktion
Bartosz A
062 Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), RIC IV-II 032, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P II COS P P, Salus seated left,57 views062 Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), RIC IV-II 032, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P II COS P P, Salus seated left,
avers:-IMP-C-M-AVR-SEV-ALEXAND-AVG, Laureate draped bust right.
revers: P-M-TR-P-II-COS-P-P, Salus seated left, holding patera, feeding serpent rising from altar.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,32g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 223 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-32, p-73, C-239,
1 commentsquadrans
57 viewsSeverus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Virtus, helmeted, right breast exposed, standing left, Victory in right hand, left hand resting on shield, spear against left arm
18mm x 20mm, 3.29g
RIC IV, Part II, 220 (C)
Note: purchased from Beast Coins October 2007. Zack indicated that It was one of the first ancient coins he ever owned and bought it from David Vagi at the Mid-America Coin Show in 2000 along with 14 other pieces
3 commentspaul1888
Poland/Lithuania. John II Casimir Vasa 1660 AE solidus57 viewsPoland/Lithuania. John II Casimir Vasa 1660 AE solidus. IOAN CAS REX, king's bust right / SOLIMAG.DVCLIT1660, Mounted Polish knightoneill6217
Trebonianus Gallus June / July 251 - July/ August 253 A.D Bronze Sestertius57 viewsTrebonianus Gallus June / July 251 - July/ August 253 A.D Bronze Sestertius, 17.62 grams. 28 mm, Rome Mint struck 253 A.D. Onverse - IMP CAES CVIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG Laureate draped bust right. Reverse - ROMAE AETERNAE SC. Roma seated left holding victory & inverted spear, shield propped against seat. RIC 120, C106. Vf.1 commentsAntonio Protti
Ionia, Smyrna, Britannicus, RPC 247657 viewsBritannicus, son of Claudius, killed AD 55 by Nero
AE 16, 3.89g
struck AD 50-54 under the magistrates Philistos (stephanophoros) and Eikadios (strategos)
obv. Youthful bust of Britannicus, draped, bare-headed, r.
Below the neck ZMY
Nike, flying r., holding tropaion over l. shoulder
RPC 2476 (Nero as Caesar); BMC 283 (Britannicus); Klose 233, 37 (Britannicus)
very rare, VF (one of the nicest specimens)

It is discussed wether the obv. shows Britannicus or Nero. Britannicus was the son of Claudius with Messalina. Originally his name was Germanicus. After the victory of his father over Britannia he was renamed Britannicus. He was poisoned AD 55 in order of Nero.
2 commentsJochen
sphinx57 viewsPamphylia Perga Litra Sear Greek 5417Ghengis_Jon
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SWEDEN - KARL XV - 1859-187257 viewsSWEDEN - KARL XV - 1859-1872 -- 1870 1-Ore, AE. KM#705.dpaul7
Italy, Port facilities of Sybaris57 viewsExcavated remains of the port facilities of Sybaris. These are located on the Casa Bianca site in the easternmost section of the Sybaris archaeological park. Sermarini
Sicily, Syracuse SNG ANS 13857 viewsAR - Silver litra, 12.4mm, 0.653g
struck c.475-450
obv. SVRA
Head of Arethusa, with pearl-diadem, r.
rev. Oktopus
SNG ANS 183; SNG München 1003; SNG Copenhagen 641; cf. Boehringer S.196, 450ff.
about VF, slightly toned
from Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
1 commentsJochen
Septimius Severus denarius57 viewsRIC 264a (3,2 gm, 19 mm).
Mint of Rome, 203 AD.

Tetricus II AE Antoninianus57 viewsTetricus II (Caesar)
AE Antoninianus, 270-273 AD
Ob: C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES - Draped radiate bust right
Rv: SPES AVGG - Spes walking left, holding flower and raising robe
Ref: RIC 270, Sear 3190
2 commentsScotvs Capitis
Theodosius II Solidus57 viewsTHEODOSIUS II AV Solidus. Constantinople mint.
Obv: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG , Diademed, helmeted & cuirassed 3/4-facing bust, spear on shoulder & shield decorated with horseman on left arm
Rev: IMP XXXXII COS XVII P P, Constantinopolis enthroned left with cross on globe & scepter, foot on prow, elbow on shield, star to left. COMOB.

RIC 299

ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II AE4 402-450 Constantinople (CON)57 viewsObv: ...SPFAV...
RIC X 457
BYZANTINE, Thessalonica Manuel 1230-123757 viewsObv: St. Theodore
Rev: Emperor and St. Demetrius with Sword Between Them, Manus Dei Above
Sear 2182
Thessalian League57 views196-146 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.15 gm, 18.5 mm
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right, ΓAYANA (magistrate) behind
Rev: Athena Itonia standing right, with shield and about to hurl spear, ΘEΣΣA - ΛΩN to sides, bunch of grapes on vine right, Π-O / Λ-Y (magistrate) across lower fields
Sear 2234 var.; BMC Thessaly p.4, 36-37; (SNG Cop 300)
5 commentsJaimelai
Greece, Amphipolis: The Lion of Amphipolis57 viewsThe first pieces of this rather grand monument were discovered near the banks of the River Strymon in 1912 by Greek soldiers during the Second Balkan War. Further finds were made in 1916 and in 1930-32 during the creation of Lake Kerkini. The Lion was restored (and partly reconstructed) in 1937.

The sculpted Lion itself is 5.3m tall, on its base it stands over 8m high. It is plausibly dated to the late 4th century BCE. Recent work on the Kasta Tomb, which is about 4km distant, has revealed further fragments also apparently belonging to the Lion and it may be the case that the Lion originally surmounted that tomb and was only later moved to its present location.

Nobody knows what or who the monument commemorates; perhaps ongoing work on the Kasta Tomb will illuminate matters. A quite similar, somewhat smaller, statue, the “The Lion of Chaeronea”, honours the Sacred Band of Thebes, which was wiped out at the battle of Chaeronea in 338 BCE. But while several ancient sources (including Pausanias and Strabo) mention the Chaeronea lion and the circumstances of its construction, there is no ancient record of the Amphipolis lion.
1 commentsAbu Galyon
Tiberius sestertius minted under Augustus, Lyon, A.D. 9-1457 viewsObv. TI CAESAR AVGVSTI FI IMPERATOR VI, laurate head of Tiberius left; countermark: (NC)APR : Nero Claudius Augustus Populus Romanus.
Rev. ROM ET AVG, Altar of Lyon flanked by Victories on columns.
22.1g, Ø 36mm, die axis 6h
Ref.: close to RIC Augustus 248b [R4] (which is IMPERATOR VII); close to Cohen 36 (but IMPERATOR VII; same countermark)
Charles S
TIBET -- TANGKA57 viewsTIBET -- TANGKA (1-1/2 Sho) Billon Obv: Dot to left and right of lotus; northeast symbol two fish with dots; south symbol with 3 dots; northwest symbol circle with 4 dots around center dot Edge: Plain Reference: Y# F13.4 Note: Weight varies: 4.10-4.70 grams. Varieties exist including 34-78 dots for outer circles. Prev. Y#13.7.dpaul7
Titus as Caesar RIC-V146057 viewsAR Denarius
Ephesus Mint, 74 AD
RIC V1460 (R2), BMC V477, RSC 39a, RPC 856 (2 spec.)
Obv: IMP T CAESAR COS III; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG; Ceres std. l., on ornate high-backed chair, with corn ears and poppy and cornucopiae; in exergue, star

This reverse type (shared with Vespasian), a common issue at Rome and to some degree Ephesus, is rare with the star mint mark. The Eastern denarii are usually done in a fine style and are very distinct from the much more abundant Rome issues. Here we see Titus gazing heavenwards, a trait of this particular series. Another group minted around the same time used annulets as mint marks along with the star. The star alone rates an R2 in RIC.

Perhaps a bit worn with a few stains, but IMHO a handsome example from this very rare series.
David Atherton
Titus as Caesar RIC V85857 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC V858 (R), BMC V186, RSC 52
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V (high in field); bull stg. r.

This denarius of Titus as Caesar from 76 AD obviously shows a bull (even those with a passing knowledge of farm animal anatomy can tell the difference) and not a cow, but the question is why was this type minted with both sexes portrayed, sometimes ambiguously?

The BMCRE proffers this type is a reference to the famous heifer statue by Myron and that the coin commemorates the placing of it in Vespasian's new Temple of Peace. If this is so, why do some of the types show a bull?

Perhaps the type is nothing more than an agricultural reference like so many of the other denarii the Flavians issued in the last half of Vespasian's reign.

Decent coin with good metal and a well rendered bull on the reverse.
David Atherton
Countermarked Troas! :)57 viewsTroas -- AE18. 2nd-1st Century BC. Facing bust of Apollos 3/4 to left, countermarks of mouse and bust of Apollo/Lyre, countermark of horse's head. cf. SNG Cop. 88 (no mouse, head 3/4 to r.). ex: Mabbott Collection Hans Schulman sale, 6/691 commentsfeatherz
Moesia inferior, Tomis. Pseudo-autonomous Æ16. Lion seated right57 viewsMoesia inferior, Tomis. 1st-2nd Century AD. Pseudo-autonomous Æ16mm. Anepigraphic turreted and draped and diademed female bust right, Demeter? / Lion seated right, raising forepaw; + above. AMNG I 2514; SNG Budapest -.

AE 17, 3.16g
struck 1st-2nd century AD
obv. ()
Female head, draped , with bun and small mural crown, r.
rev. TO / MI
Lion seated r., left fore paw raised, mouth opened, tongue outstretched
in the upper field + (cross).
AMNG 2514 (2 ex.)
very rare, about VF, brown patina

Regling (AMNG): The obv. portrait probably pointing to Demeter
249-251 AD - Trajan Decius - Moushmov 0044 - Moesia with Lion and Bull Reverse57 viewsEmperor: Trajan Decius (r. 249-251 AD)
Date: 249-251 AD
Condition: aFine
Size: AE 27

Imperator and Emperor Trajan Decius
Bust right; laureate

Reverse: PMS C-OLVIM
Moesia standing between a lion and a bull.
Exergue: ANX(blank, I or II?)

Mint: Viminacium, Moesia Superior
Moushmov 44
14.61g; 27.7mm; 195°
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098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE dupondius - struck 104-110 AD57 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PMTRP COS V PP (radiate head right)
rev: SPQR / OPTIMO / PRINCIPI / S.C. in wreath
ref: RIC II 477, C.584(2frcs)
11.12gms, 26,5mm
MARTEM PROGNATOREM57 viewsTrebonianus Gallus antoninianus
Antiochia mint
Rev.: ...PROGNATOREM (instead of ...PROPVGNATOREM)
cca. 5-6 examples known only
extremely rare
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Tunisia57 viewsKm243 - 10 Centimes - 1920(a) (AH1338)
Km244 - 25 Centimes - 1920(a) (AH1338)
Km246 - 50 Centimes - 1941(a) (AH1360)
Km247 - 1 Franc - 1941(a) (AH1360)
Km282 - 5 Millim - 1983 (AH1403)
Km307 - 20 Millim - 1983 (AH1403)
Daniel F
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01-09 - Semi Uncia Emision Anonima (211 - 206 A.C.)57 viewsAE Semi Uncia 18 mm 3.9 gr
Anv: Cabeza de Mercurio vistiendo petasos alado viendo a derecha - Sin marca de valor.
Rev: Proa de galera a derecha - "ROMA" arriba.
Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1360 Pag.257 - Craw RRC #56/8 - Syd CRR #143f - BMCRR #277
018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-094, #0157 views018 Bela III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-094, #01
avers: Patriarchal cross on double arch between two crescents containing star, two dots and two lines, border of dots.
revers: Four crescents containing crosses, line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12,0 mm, weight: 0,21g, axis: - h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-094, CHN-1-127, Huszar-116, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Vespasian RIC-98457 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 984 (R2), BMC p.62, 21, RSC 210
Obv: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: IMP XIII in exergue; Sow l., with three piglets

A rare mule combing an obverse of Vespasian and a reverse of Titus as Caesar. The reverse type was issued simultaneously for both, so one can understand how they could easily have gotten mixed up.

Not in the best condition, but the legends are fairly clear and the strike is reasonably centered.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
30-01 - AELIO (136 - 138 D.C.)57 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 3.3 gr.

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

Acuñada 137 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #438 Pag.393 - RSC Vol.II #36 Pag. 163 - BMCRE Vol.II #989 - Cohen Vol.II #36 Pag.261 - DVM #4/2 var. Pag.133 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3971 Pag.199 - St. Vol.I #389 - Hill UCR #840
2 commentsmdelvalle
valerianus57 viewsicos
VALENS-557 viewsObv: D N VALENS P F AVG pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

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

Exe: CONSPΓ Constantinople mint

Ref: RIC IX 21c 2.5g 18mm Dug in England
Matthew Raica
Valens Siliqua57 viewsD N VALEN S P F AVG,

diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right

VRBS ROMA Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear

TRPS. in ex.

RIC 27e
Will Hooton
Velia, Lucania; AE12; Zeus right/ owl with open wings57 viewsVelia, Lucania, 4th - 2nd century B.C. AE 12mm, 1.69g; Obv: Zeus right. Rev: Owl facing with open wings. SNG ANS 1417. Ex Colin E. Pitchfork, Jason FaillaPodiceps
Vespasian Sestertius57 viewsVespasian Æ Sestertius. Rome, AD 71. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right / IVDEA CAPTA, Palm tree; to left, Vespasian standing right, with spear and parazonium, foot on helmet; to right, Judaea seated right on cuirass; S C in exergue. RIC 168; BMC 545; CBN 499. 25.64g, 34mm, 7h. 1 commentskc
VITELLIUS57 viewsAR denarius. 69 AD. 3.26 grs. Laureate head right. A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P / Tripod-lebes, dolphin right above, raven right below. XV VIR SACR FAC.
RIC 109 . RSC 111.
09 01 Vitellius RIC I 8157 viewsVitellius 69 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Late April-Dec 20, 69 A.D. (2.91g, 18.8mm, 5h). Obv: A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P, laureate head right. Rev: LIBERTAS RESTITVTA, Libertas, draped, standing facing, head right, r. holding pileus, l. scepter. RIC I 81, RSC 48. Ex CNG 258, Lot 367.

In the year of 4 emperors, Vitellius assumed the throne after his German legions proclaimed him emperor, marched on Rome, and murdered Otho. Vitellius only ruled for mere months before Vespasian’s eastern legions arrived and murdered him in turn. He was known for his gluttony. I have a Vitellius denarius, but couldn't help picking up this nice example from a reputable dealer for a reasonable price.
2 commentsLucas H
084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 205, Rome, FELICITAS-PVBL, Felicitas standing left, #157 views084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 205, Milan, FELICITAS-PVBL, Felicitas standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-C-C-VIB-VOLVSIANVS-AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.
revers:- FELICITAS-PVBL, Felicitas standing left, caduceus and cornucopia.
exe: , diameter: 21-22 mm, weight: 3,78 g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Milan, date:251-253 A.D., ref:RIC-IV-III-205, p-,
040 Ulaszlo II. (Wladislas II.)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-644a, #0157 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.
diameter: 15,5-16mm, weight: 0,58g, axis: 9h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark:K-h (Pohl),
date: A.D., ref: Unger-, CNH-, Huszar-,
Severus Alexander, Alexandria Troas AE2157 viewsObv: M AVR SEVERVS ALEXANDER Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL AL AVG T Horse grazing right.
TROA in exergue.
21 mm / 5.28 grams
( SNG Cop 165 var )
1 commentsJericho
Achaea. Zacynthus, Island off Elis. Marcus Aurelius AE20. Pan with infant Dionysus57 viewsZacynthus; Achaea; Peleponnessus (District: Zacynthus). Date 161–180. Obverse design laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, r. Obverse inscription ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝ ΑΥ
Reverse design Pan standing, r., nebris over shoulders, holding bunch of grapes and infant Dionysus
Reverse inscription ΖΑΚΥΝΘΙΩΝ
BMC 93-4

Athens Owl56 viewsAthens Owl Tetradrachm
24 mm 17.14 gm
Head of Athena right
Owl standing right
2 commentsJohn Campbell
56 viewsvercingetorix
GETA56 viewsAE sestertius. Rome, 211 AD. 28.05 gr. Laureate head right. P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT. / Fortuna seated left on throne, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, wheel under seat. FORT RED TR P III COS II P P S C. BMCRE 40. RIC 168a. Green patina.
Gemini III. Lot 425.
1 commentsbenito
THRACE, LYSIMACHOS, Struck circa 301/0-300/299 BC56 viewsAR Drachm, 17mm, 4.16 g, 12h
In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon; Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint.

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

Thompson 93 corr. (lion head, not forepart); Price 1993; Müller 332
Constantius II56 viewsConstantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.
Bronze AE 2, desert patina, mint: Antioch, obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANBI in ex Antioch 132
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
ROMAN EMPIRE, PLAUTILLA Denarius RIC 26956 viewsRome mint, AD 202
PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right, hair coiled in ridges and fastened in bun
CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing left, holding patera and sceptre
3,43 gr, 20 mm
RIC # 269, RCV # --, Cohen # 2
See Künker auction 03/8/2004 # 2406, same obverse die
3 commentsPotator II
Macrinus, Denarius56 viewsDenarius struck in Rome in AD 217
IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, Laureate bust of Macrinus right
IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing holding thunderbolt and sceptre, protecting a small figure of Macrinus
2.76 gr
Ref : Cohen #37, RCV #7337
1 commentsPotator II
027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-, D-703, Alexandria, Agathodaemon serpent coiled with head left,56 views027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-, D-703, Alexandria, Agathodaemon serpent coiled with head left,
avers:- AYT-TPAIAN-CEB-ΓEPM-ΔAKIK, Laureate head right.
revers:- No legend, Agathodaemon serpent coiled with head left, holding caduceus and grain ear within coils.
exe: -/-//L-I-B, diameter: 25mm, weight: 12,69g, axis: 1h,
mint: Alexandria, date: Dated year (LΙΒ) 12 = 1018-109 A.D., ref: Dattari-703, Kapmann-Ganschow-27.146-p-90,
1 commentsquadrans
Caesarea Maritima. Trajan Decius. 249-251 CE.56 viewsCaesarea Maritima. Trajan Decius. 249-251 CE. Æ 25mm
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Galley sailing left, with three rowers, three ensigns in stern; PORTVS AVGVSTI above. Kadman, Caesarea, 152.
1 commentsMaritima
ROMAN EMPIRE, OTACILIA SEVERA sestertius RIC 202a56 viewsRome mint, AD 248
MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed and draped bust of Otacilia right
SAECVLARES AVGG, Cippus, SC in field
22.44 gr
Ref : RIC # 202a, Cohen #68, RCV # 9171
Potator II
038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525e/1457 A.D., #0156 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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