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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-060, #0554 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-060, #05
avers:- Cross with crosses at the ends, line between two crescents in the angles; border of dots.
revers:- Cross with dots in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 14 mm, weight: 0,38 g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-060, CHN-1-149, Huszar-159,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
1 commentsquadrans
012 Istvan II., (Stephen-II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-038, #0454 views012 Istvan II., (Stephen-II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-038, #04
avers:- Four pellets and four small crosses between the arms of the central cross, two crescents at the ends of each arm of the central cross.
revers:-Lines and crescents in place of the legend; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11,5 mm, weight: 0,41 g, axis: 7h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-038, CHN-1-078, Huszar-094, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
1 commentsquadrans
1.4 Egypt - Ptolemy II54 viewsPtolemy II - 248 BC
Egyptian bronze. 15 mm
obv. deified Alexander in Elephant headress
rev. eagle with spread wings, shield in front, H - lambda - year 38 PTOLEMAIOY BASILEOS
Phoenicia, Akko-Ptolemais Valerian I. 253-260 AD. AE 2654 viewsValerian I. 253-260 AD. AE 26 . Phoenicia, Akko-Ptolemais.
Obv: IMP C P L - [VALERIANVS] AVG Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rx: COL - P - T - OL Sacred tree between serpents rising from two altars or baskets; to right, winged caduceus. Rare: this type missing in BM, Lindgren, Berk photofile, and Wildwinds. CoinArchives includes a specimen from the same reverse die, but with radiate portrait on obverse: Heritage 357, Long Beach, 9 September 2004, lot 12092. Cohen 374 (de Saulcy Collection). Adjustment marks on obverse.
1 commentsMaritima
Caesarea Maritima. Macrinus. AD 217-218.54 viewsCaesarea Maritima. Macrinus. AD 217-218. 26mm
O:Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R:Tyche-Astarte standing left, right foot on uncertain object, holding small bust and scepter; all within central arch of tetrastyle temple façade; two small Nikai between columns. Kad-74
Antioch AR4Drachm Prieur 375 Philip I Billon Tetradrachm of Syria, Antioch. Dated 3rd consulship = 248 AD.54 viewsAntioch AR4Drachm
Prieur 375 Philip I Billon Tetradrachm of Syria, Antioch. Dated 3rd consulship = 248 AD. AVTOK K M IOVLI FILIPPOC CEB, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / DEMARC EXOVCIAC VPATO G, eagle standing right with wreath in beak, ANTIOXIA SC below. BMC 512, SNGCop 265.

Antonivs Protti
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Ottoman Mangir54 viewsOttoman AE Mangir
Misr Mint.
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Italy- Pompeii- House with nice mosaic and fountain 154 viewsFOUNTAIN
House of the Small Fountain Pompeii Another fountain with mosaic decorations, including abstract and geometric designs, fish, shells, and other sea life.
John Schou
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Italy- Rome- The Arch of Constantine The Great54 viewsArch of Constantine
The Arch of Constantine is a triumphal arch in Rome, situated between the Colosseum and the Palatine Hill. It was erected to commemorate Constantine's victory over Maxentius at the Battle of Milvian Bridge on October 28, 312 AD. Dedicated in 315 AD, it is the latest of the extant triumphal arches in Rome, from which it differs by the extensive re-use of parts of earlier buildings.

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

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

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

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

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

The main inscription reads:


Which means in English:

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

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

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

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

Over each of the small archways, inscriptions read:


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

John Schou
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Alexander III, AR drachm, 336-323 BCE54 viewsAR drachm of Alexander III “The Great”, 17 mm, 4.13 grams, seemingly lifetime issue (336–323 BCE), however, dated 323 -317 BCE. Lampsacus mint.

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

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

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

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

References: Hendin 459

Added to collection: November 7, 2005
Daniel Friedman
Constantius II AE3 340-348 AD.54 viewsobv. CONSTAN - S PF AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, laurel and rosette-diademed r.
Two Victories stg. facing one another, each holding wreath and
ex. R dot dot Q
Julia Domna, Luna54 viewsJulia Domna
AR Denarius;

diademed and draped bust right

Luna driving biga left

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

Ex Forvm

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

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

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

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

Ex CNG, Ex D. Alighieri Collection
Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, TJC P3554 viewsAlexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.14g, 13.21mm, 330°
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / נתןהכ / הןהגדל / וחבהי / דמ
from r. to l.:
YHW / NTN H K / HN H GDL / W (Ch)B H Y / DM (R of ChBR missed!)
= Yehonatan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehonatan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double Cornucopiae, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons, in dotted circle, between horns a pomegranate with long stalk
ref. GBC5 1145; GBC4 473; AJC Ea38; TJC P35
about VF, detailed inscription
ex coll. Daniel Friedenberg
Julian II AE1 Bull TESA54 viewsAE 26.3x27.4mm
Bust right, bearded, pearl diadem
Bull standing right, 2 stars above
Ex. dot TESA branch
Thessalonica mint

Julian II AE1 Bull ANT54 viewsAE1, 25.6x26.7mm
Bust right, bearded, pearl diadem
Bull standing right, 2 stars above
Ex. branch ANTA branch
Antioch mint, ca. 363 AD
1 commentsgparch
Julian II. Apostate, double maiorina54 viewsJulian II. Apostate,
Double maiorina, 361-363, HERACLA in ex., Heraclea, 1. Offizin, 8.52g, 30 mm.
Obv.: D N FL C L IVLIANVS P F AVG; bareheaded beardes bust right.
Rev.: SECVRITAS REI PVB; bull right, two stars above.
RIC 104; Sear 4072
good VF
nice black patina, some roughness in fields.

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

1 commentshelcaraxe
153b Julianus-II. (360-363), Sirmium ???, RIC VIII 106-107 ???, AE-1, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Barbarous Imiatation, #254 views153b Julianus-II. (360-363), Sirmium ???, RIC VIII 106-107 ???, AE-1, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Barbarous Imiatation, #2
avers:- confusing text, Diademed (pearls), draped and cuirassed bust right
revers:- confusing text, Bull standing right, two stars above, ?-SIRN-? in exergo
exergo:-/-//-SIRN-, diameter: 25mm, weight: 0,0g, axis: h,
mint: Sirmium (Barbar), date: ??, ref: RIC VIII 106-107 ???,
153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII ???, Arles, SECVRITAS REIPVB,54 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII , Arles, SECVRITAS REIPVB,quadrans
CHINA - TANG DYNASTY Kai Yuan54 viewsCHINA - TANG DYNASTY (618-907 AD) 1 Cash, Kai Yuan Tong Bao. Middle Style (718-732). Left hook on shsoulder of YUAN character. Reference: Hartill #14.4. Middle style is distinguished by the following: The JING 井 component of KAI 開 touches the hole; the central horizontal strokes of BAO 寳 do NOT touch the hole; longer upper stroke on YUAN 元. The ER 尓 part of BAO shows distinct vertical lines.dpaul7
011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-029, #0254 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-029, #02
avers:- CALMAN-REX, crossleted cross in circle of dots with lines in the angles; border of dots.
revers:- LADISLAVS-REX (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 13,3 mm, weight: 0,48 g, axis: 5h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-029, CHN-1-046, Huszar-038,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-034A, #0154 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-034A, #01
avers: Illegible, legend-like marks, cross between two lines amongst four dots in quatrefoil, border of dots.
revers: Four dots in place of the legend, cross in circle with dots in the angles, line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10mm, weight: 0,20g, axis:2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-034A, CP-002, Huszar-042,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople54 viewsObv: Christ Enthroned
Rev: Emperor with Sword and Globus Cruciger
Sear 2045
Gallienus Ant from Cologne54 viewsGallienus Antoninianus, 259-260 AD, Cologne.
Obv: GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: DEO MARTI, Mars in temple.
20-23 mm, 2.55 g
RIC -, Zschucke 89
032 - Mark Antony, legionary denarius54 viewsObv: ANT AVG III VIR RPC, Galley right
Rev: LEG XV, Legionary eagle between two standards

Struck in traveling mint, c 32-31 BC
1 commentspierre_p77
Mn Aemilius Lepidus Denarius 114bc54 viewsMn. Aemilius Lepidus

Denarius 4.0 g / 18 mm

Mint: Rome, struck 114 BC

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

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

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

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

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

2 commentsAdrian S
Licinius I Bronze Coin Minted in Trier in 316 AD54 viewsObverse: Bust of Licinius draped, diademed & cuirassed right IMP LICINIVS P F AVG
Reverse: Genius of the Roman People GENIO POP ROM, ATR in ex
Dimensions: 18-20 mm in diameter on oval flan
3.1 grams
Reference: Trier RIC VI 120
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
Licinius I SECURITAS London mint54 viewsIMP LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureated and cuirassed bust right

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

RIC VI 275;
4,24g -- 22,5mm
6 commentsgb29400
LIEGE - Ernst von Bayern54 viewsLIEGE - Ernst von Bayern (1581-1612) Cu 12 Sous, 1594. Obv.: Quartered arms over long cross, ERNE / BA. DV / X. EPS / LEOD Rev.: AVDIATVR x ALTERA x PARS: x around monument. Value XII - SVS each side of monument.
Thanks to Arminus & Rick2 for attribution!
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Licinius I RIC VII Cyzicus 954 viewsAE 19 mm 3.2 grams 2nd officina 317-320 AD
OBV :: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG. Laureate, draped bust left, holding globe and scepter in left hand, Mappa in right.
REV :: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI AVGG. Jupiter standing left, chalmy across left shoulder, leaning on spear, holding victory on globe in left hand. Wreath in left, B in right fields
EX :: SMK ( Cyzicus )
RIC VII Cyzicus 9
RIC rated C1
from uncleaned lot 02/2008
Anonymous lead seal, ca. 2.-3. Century A.D. Lion54 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.
2 commentsPodiceps
M. Lucilius Rufus, Crawford 324/154 viewsM. Lucilius Rufus, gens Lucilia
AR - denarius, 3.77g
Rome, c. 101 BC
obv. Head of Roma, helmeted with winged gryphion helmet, r., PV behind, all within laurel wreath
rev. Victory driving biga right, holding reigns and in raised r. hand whip
RVF above, M. LVCILI in exergue
Crawford 324/1; Lucilia 1; Sydenham 599; Albert 1129; BMCR 1613
Good VF, broad flan

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

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

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

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

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Antiochia) 68d Pag.294 - DVM #25 Pag.325 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9323.e. Pag.297
1 commentsmdelvalle
170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC-X 545, AE-4, Monogram type-2, -/-//CON, #254 views170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC-X 545, AE-4, Monogram type-2, -/-//CON, #2
avers:- DN-MARCIANVS-P-F-AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Monogram of Marcian within wreath, S below, cross above, monogram type:2,
exe: -/-//CON, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Constantinople, date: 450-457 A.D., ref: RIC-X-545,
Marc Antony Legionary Denarius54 viewsLegion 6; struck at Patrae 32-31 BC by traveling military mint.Ghengis_Jon
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) (plate coin)54 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 9.3g, 27.48mm, 45°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
Tyche, in long chiton and himation, wearing kalathos, stg. l., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and rudder in r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 559
b) Varbanov (engl.) 748
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. (plate coin)
nice VF
1 commentsJochen
039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-562e, Madonna and child, #0154 views039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-562e, Madonna and child, #01
avers:-•M•MAThIE•R•hUnTARIE, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion). Inside of the central shield, the raven standing and turning left. The ring in its beak.
revers:- PATROn-VnGARIAE, Madonna sitting on a veil on her head, the child's right arm.
diameter: mm, weight: g,
mint: Hungary, Buda, mint mark: B-horseshoe over Cross, by Stephan Kowach (Pohl)
date: 1469 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Unger-562e, CNH-2-235A, Huszar-717,
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS Æ quadrans 54 viewsobv: diademed and draped female head right
rev: METAL AURELIANIS (three-line legend in wreath)
ref: RIC III 1255, Cohen 1515(Hadrian!!)
2.21gms, 16mm, mines coin
Very rare

The mines coins served as a substitute for the small copper Senate coins of which there were not sufficient quantities in circulation in the period between the years 98-180 AD in the province Illyricum and Noricum. The mining coins served also in the trade between miners and the inhabitants of localities where the respective mines were located.
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, Heraclea, RIC VII 607, Δ//XXI•, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Jupiter,54 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, Heraclea, RIC VII 607, Δ//XXI•, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-C-M-A-MAXIMIANVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- CONCORDIA_MI-LITVM, Jupiter presents Victory on a globe to Maximianus.
exerg: Δ//XXI•, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Heraclea, date:292-295 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-607, p-289,
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus - AR argenteus54 viewsTicinum
295 AD
laureate head right
tetrarchs sacrificing before six-turreted enclosure
RIC 18b; RSC 622d

ex Aurea auction 46
065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, #154 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 007A, Rome, AR-Denarius, FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, a standard in each hand.
exerg: , diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,86g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-7A, p-, RSC-7a,
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #254 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 012, Rome, AR-Denarius, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, #2
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- PAX-AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, with branch and scepter
exerg: , diameter: 19,5-20mm, weight: 3,10g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-12, p-, RSC-31a, BMC-68,
Maximinus II54 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 #09254 viewsMedieval Brooch AE-004, Fibula #092
Flower (or 8 arms star) shape Brooch with lot of circle decoration,
mint: ???
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Medieval Bronze Bell54 viewsDate: Circa 13th Century AD
Size: length 43 mm, diameter of opening 42 mm

This decorated Medieval bronze bell has a amazing glossy green patina. The clapper is much newer producing a lovely sound.
1 commentsNoah
Thrace, Mesembria. Diobol.54 viewsThrace, Mesembria. Diobol. C4th-3rd BC.
Obverse: Crested Corinthian helmet facing.
Reverse: Incuse wheel: META inside.
Portugal. Manuel I (1495-1521)54 viewscf. Gomes 18.01

AR ½ vintem, 16 mm.

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

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

Note: The legend probably expands to Imperator Emanuel Rex Portugal Et Algarves Dominus Guinnee.
Mn Fonteius Cf - Fonteia-1054 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC Mn Fonteius Cf 85 BC Denarius (3.86 gm). Laureate head of Apollo Vejovis right, thunderbolt below, M FONTEI behind, CF below chin / Cupid on goat right, caps of the Dioscuri above, thyrsus in ex. Syd 724a, Cr353/1c, RCV 7213 commentsBud Stewart
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Arcadius, Siscia - RIC IX 38c.254 viewsArcadius AE3
obv: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG. Diadamed, draped and cuirassed bust right
rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Arcadius advancing right, holding labarum and dragging captive.
exergue: BSISC
Struck 383-387 A.D. at Siscia
RIC IX 38c.2
Van Meter 29
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Diocletian, Antioch - RIC VI 9754 viewsDiocletian Follis
obv: D N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG. Laureate bust right in imperial mantle, with branch & mappa
rev: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG. Providentia, on left, extending hand to Quies who holds branch, leans on sceptre
exergue: ANT
center field: crescent A
Struck in 306-308 A.D. at Antioch
RIC VI 97 (Scarce)
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Claudius Gothicus, Antioch - RIC V (Part 1) 19754 viewsClaudius Gothicus Antoninianus
obv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
rev: AEQVITAS AVG. Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae
Struck 268-270 A.D. at Antioch
RIC V (pt 1) 197
Van Meter 3
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mysia pergamon54 viewsMysia Pergamon c.100 BC, AE18 (2.45 gm.)
Obverse- Helmeted head of Athena right, flower or star on helmet.
Reverse- ΑΘΗ - ΝΑΣ above, ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ below, K - Λ either side of owl facing, with wings spread, on palm branch.
Sear 3962var
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Nero - as RIC 53454 viewsAs, RIC 534, 9.03g; minted in Lugdunum, 66 A.D.; obverse: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P, head left; reverse: GENIO AVGVSTI S- C, Genius with patera sacrificing over altar left.

Notes: bought in London (Londinium).
002 - Nero (54-68 AD), as - RIC 54354 viewsObv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P, laureate head left.
Rev: S - C, Victory flying left holding shield inscribed S P Q R.
Minted in Lugdunum c. 66 AD.

The shield held by Victory is the golden shield that was dedicated to Augustus by the Senate and Roman People (S. P. Q. R.) in recognition of his classic, cardinal virtues. By placing the shield and Victory on his coin, Nero was claiming these same virtues were part of his regime. (From: Forum Ancient Coin´s catalog nr 28743, after Roman History from Coins by Michael Grant).
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Nero, 54 - 68 AD54 viewsObv: NERO CAESAR, laureate head of Nero facing right.

Rev: AVGVSTVS GERMANICVS, Nero dressed in a toga and wearing a radiate crown, standing facing, holding a branch and a statue of Victory on a globe.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 64 - 65 AD

3.8 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC I 47, RSC 45, S1941, VM 6
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Nero, 54 - 68 AD54 viewsObv: NERO C(LAVD DI CLAV)D F CAESAR AVG GERMA, laureate head of Nero facing right.

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

Silver Didrachm, Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 64 AD

7.6 grams, 21 mm, 0°

RIC I 619 (var.), RSC Nero & Claudius 1a, S2055
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Nero Tetradrachm Hera54 viewsNEPΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AV
Radiate head left, L IΔ in left field

Diademed, veiled bust of Hera Argeia right

Alexandria mint
Milne 291

3 commentsJay GT4
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096-098 AD - NERVA AR denarius - struck 97 AD54 viewsobv:IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS II PP (laureate head right)
rev:FORTVNA AVGVST (Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia)
ref:RIC16, C.66
3.03gms, 19mm

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

This is an unlisted mule with the obverse corresponding to RIC 759 (Vespasian) and reverse corresponding to RIC 761-762 (Titus). RIC 760 is also a mule using the same Titus reverse, but with obverse legend VESPASIAN (RIC 757), not VESPASIANVS like this one. Belongs to issues associated with bronzes of smaller denominations minted for Syria.
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OCTAVIAN54 viewsAR denarius. 32-31 BC. 3,89 grs. Diademed head of Pax right. Olive branch at right, cornucopiae behind / Octavian walking right, raising right hand and holding spear over shoulder. CAESAR DIVI F across fields.
RIC 253. RSC 72.
Ottoman AR aqche Bayezid-I ibn Murad54 viewsOttoman AR aqche Bayezid-I ibn Murad
date: 792-AH
diameter: 11-12mm
ref: Michiner-1239
*ACC* Parion, Mysia, AR10mm Tetrobol (2.5g). c 480 BC.54 viewsParion, Mysia, AR10mm Tetrobol (2.5g). c 480 BC.
Facing gorgon head, with tongue protruding ./
Incuse square containing cruciform pattern with pellet at center.
Antonio Protti
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19 Pertinax54 viewsAR Denarius, 193 AD. IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head right/ AEQVIT AVG TR P COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC 1. Weight 2.79 g. Die Axis 5 hr. Max Dia 17.7 mm.
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Macedonia, Philippi, anonymous, RPC 165154 viewsAE 19 (Semis?), 6.72g
struck about AD 41-68
obv. VIC - AVG
Victoria advancing r. on prow, holding palmbranch in l. arm and wreath in
raised r. hand
around three standards
RPC 1651; SNG ANS 674-681; SNG Copenhagen 305-306
EF, brown patina, extraordinary good condition for this type

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

The Victory on the obv. resembles the famous Nike of Samothrace.
Gallienus AETERNITATI AVG54 viewsGallienus, 260-268 A.D., Antioch?
OBV: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
REV: AETERNITATI AVG, Sol, radiate with drapery over left shoulder, standing left, raising hand and holding globe. Star in left field.
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Pontius Pilate54 viewsPrefect: 26-36 AD
Size: AE Prutah
Reverse: LIZ in wreath
Date: Year 17 = 30/31 AD
Reference: Hendin 649
1 commentsJohn K
POLAND - Sigismund III54 viewsPOLAND - Sigismund III (1587-1632) AR Ort (1/4 Thaler), 1622. Obv.: Half-length figure of crowned and armored king facing right, holding ornate orb and sword. Rev.: Crowned arms divide date; legends surround. Reference: Klimek #683. dpaul7
P. Porcius Laeca, Crawford 301/154 viewsAR - denar, 3.75g
Rome c.110-109 BC
obv. Helmeted head of Roma right
ROMA above, P. LAECA behind (AE ligate), X under chin (value mark)
rev. Military figure of a governor standing left, his right hand raised above the the head of a facing togate citizen, standing right, gesturing with right hand, lictor standing behind governor holding three rods
in ex. PROVOCO
Crawford 301/1; Sydenham 178; RSC Porcia 4
very fine, flat strike lower rev.

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

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

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

Trier, Officina B.

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

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

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

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

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

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Postumus PM TRP COS III PP RIC V/2 5554 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.
Cuirassed, draped and radiated bust right
Victoria walking left , captive at her feet

Antoninianus struck 260 -261 in TRIER, 1st emission
C.377 - RIC.89 - Elmer 125 - Cunetio 2375 - AGK.97c
Probus - Concord Milit54 viewsIMP C PROBVS AVG
Bust type H, left, radiate, imperial mantle, holding an eagle-tipped scepter
Concordia standing left, holding standards on both sides, E in left field, PXXI in ex.
RIC Ticinum 480a, 8th emission, 1st officina, 280 AD.
Belonging to the coded EQVITAS series.
Probus Antoninianus54 viewsIMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.

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

280 AD, Siscia.

3.89 g

RIC V, Part 2, 810

Amazing reverse!

SOLD October 2014
2 commentsJay GT4
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 651, Siscia, CONCORD MILIT, Bust-A, Δ//XXI, Emperor clasping hand of Concordia, 54 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 651, Siscia, CONCORD MILIT, Bust-A, Δ//XXI, Emperor clasping hand of Concordia,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, draped bust right. (A)
revers:- CONCORD-MILIT, Emperor standing right, clasping hand of Concordia.
exerg: Δ//XXI, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,02g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, 1st. emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-651, Alföldi type 26 No 43,
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 325, Ticinum, CONCORD MILI, Bust-F, -/-//PXXT, Emperor clasping hand of Concordia, Scarce !54 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 325, Ticinum, CONCORD MILI, Bust-F, -/-//PXXT, Emperor clasping hand of Concordia, Scarce !
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers:- CONCORD-MILI, Emperor standing left, clasping hand of Concordia satanding right.
exerg: -/-//PXXT, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,05g, axis: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, date: A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-325, p-52, Scarce !,
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, A•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,54 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, A•//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: A•//XXI, diameter: 20,5-21mm, weight: 4,09g, axis: 5h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd emission "dotted series" 1st officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 922, p-120,
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, Γ//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,54 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, Γ//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers:- CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: Γ//XXI, diameter: 20,5-21mm, weight: 3,70g, axis: 5h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd emission "dotless series" 3rd. officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 922, p-120,
Otacilia Severa54 viewsOtacilia Severa, Augusta February or March 244 - September or October 249 A.D.

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

"Pietas in traditional Latin usage expressed a complex, highly valued Roman virtue; a man or woman with pietas respected his or her responsibilities to other people, gods and entities (such as the state), and understood his or her place in society with respect to others."
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Ptolemy-V-VI (180-145 BC.), Lorber-Faucher-Series-6E, AE-28, Sv-1424b54 viewsPtolemy-V-VI (180-145 BC.), Lorber-Faucher-Series-6E, AE-28, Sv-1424b
avers:- Laureate head of Head of Zeus-Ammon right.
revers:- ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟY ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Two eagle standing left on thunderbolt; Cornucopiae in left field.
exerg: ,
diameter: 28-30mm,
weight: 20,95g,
axes: 11h,
mint: Lorber-Faucher-Series-6E
date:180-145 BC.,??
ref: Sv-1424b (as Ptolemy V-VI),
Ptolemy III Euergetes ("Benefactor"), King of Egypt 246-221 BC.54 viewsBronze 40 mm 65.4 gram
Obverse: Bust of Zeus Right
Reverse: Eagle Left _12500 sold
Antonivs Protti
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Punic - SNG 40954 views3 Shekels - Carthage - 201-195 BC
Diameter: 27 mm
Weight: 17.7 gms
Obv.: Head of Tanit left ; Rev.: Horse standing right,

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

Obverse: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right

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

Reference: RIC 154f, Cohen 234.
Daniel Friedman
Republic AE-33,54 viewsRepudlic AE-33,
avers:- Helmeted head right,
revers: - ROMA,
exerg: , diameter: 50mm, weight: 22,57g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date:, ref:,
Republic AE-33,54 viewsRepublic AE-33,
exerg:-/-//ROMA, diameter: 33mm, weight: 34,82g, axis:5h,
mint: Rome, date:, ref:,
France Republic 1796 - 1800 - A - 5 Centimes - Edge.54 viewsFrench Republic 1796 - 1800 - A
5 Centimes - Nice Edge.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS, Rhoemetalkes & Augustus, RPC 171854 viewsRhoemetalkes
Thrace. 11 B.C. - 12 A.D.
19.6mm. 4.35g.
Die Alignment: 180 degrees
Obv: BAΣIΛEΩΣ POIMHTAΛKOY - Diademed head of Rhoemetalkes right.
Rev: KAIΣAPOΣ ΣEBAΣTOY - Bare head of Augustus right.
Ref: BMC 7-9. Moushmov 5782. Jaurukova 200. RPC 1718.
Notes: Rhoemetalkes is the only non-roman person to appear on a coin together with Augustus. Thrace did not become a Roman Province until A.D.46 in the reign of Claudius. The Kingdom had a troubled history after the death of Rhoemetalkes in A.D.12 which culminated in the murder of the last ruler, Rhoemetalkes III, by his wife.
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044 - Hadrian denarius - RIC 241a54 viewsObv:– HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Bare head right
Rev:– FIDES PVBLICA, Fides standing right holding grain ears and a basket of fruit
Reference RIC 241a
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - Unlisted Antioch54 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– VIRVS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding reversed spear and victory


This reverse type is not known for Antioch.
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132 - Probus - RIC 157 - Bust type F (Rome) (R crescent Γ)54 viewsObv:– IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive
Minted in Rome (R crescent Γ in exe) Emission 4 Officina 3. A.D. 279
Reference(s) – RIC 157 Bust Type F
Weight 4.54 gms
Size 24.13 mm
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141 - Diocletian - RIC VI Alexandria 46a54 viewsObv:– IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped bust facing right
Rev:– CONCORDIA MILITVM, Diocletian and Maximianus standing facing each other, holding between them globe surmounted by Victory
Minted in Alexandria (B in centre field, ALE in exe.)
References:– RIC VI Alexandria 46a (Common)
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155 - Licinius - RIC VII Cyzicus 009 - B54 viewsObv:– IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left,holding Victory on globe and sceptre, wreath before
Minted in Cyzicus (wreath in left field, B in right field, SMK in exe.)
References:– RIC VII Cyzicus 9 (Common)
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176 - Julian II - RIC VIII Lugdunum 19954 viewsObv:– C L IVLIANVS NOB C, Bare headed draped and cuirassed bust right, M to left of bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spears a horseman on left, one hand holding the neck of the horse & the other back at his attacker
Minted in Lugdunum (//GSLG), 6th November A.D. 355 to Spring A.D. 360
Reference:– RIC VIII Lugdunum 199 (R)
068 - Geta denarius - RIC 08154 viewsObv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P III COS II P P, goddess (Aeternitas? / Providentia?) standing right, holding torch & globe.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 210
Reference:– RIC 81 (Scarce). RSC 200. 20 examples in RD.
754 viewsProbus
AE 39 mm
Rome Mint
1 commentsmauseus
Roman papyrus seal54 viewsHead of Zeus Ammon right3 commentsmauseus
Roman ring54 viewsA bronze Roman ring with traces of gold plating inset with a blue glass intaglio of Hercules strangling the Nemean lion.

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

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

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

Exergue: SMHε

Heraclea mint

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

RSC10, 19mm, 3.17g.

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

4 commentslordmarcovan
HADRIAN (117-138 AD), AR denarius, Roma54 viewsObverse- Hadrian Denarius. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, draped far shoulder.
Reverse- P M TR P COS III, Roma seated left on cuirass, shield behind, holding Victory and scepter.
RIC 77, RSC 1103, 19 mm, 3.5 g.
Ex- Mathew Baca, through a swap on Collectors Universe, November, 2011.
While it's not super high grade or anything, I just really like the look of this coin... a lot. With a nice expressive portrait, full legends on both sides, good centering, and some handsome grey-brown toning that sets off the devices superbly, what's not to like? Got this in a trade with Mat, who's been good to deal with. I've been pleased to take on a few of his castoffs. A pretty decent Trajan denarius also came with that deal, but this was the coin that cinched the swap for me.
3 commentslordmarcovan
091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 016, Rome, IVNONI CONS AVG, Bearded elk standing left,54 views091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 016, Rome, IVNONI CONS AVG, Bearded elk standing left,
avers:- CORN-SALONINA-AVG, Diademed and draped bust right, resting on crescent.
revers:- IVNONI-CONS-AVG, Bearded elk standing left.
exe: -/-//Δ, diameter: 17,5-19,5 mm, weight: 2,38 g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-16 (Sole reign of Gallienus), p-, C-70, Göbl-725g, Sear 10643,
091 Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 031, Rome, VENVS V(I)CTRIX, Venus standing left,54 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,
Unger Sz. 4 Hungarian Slavonia Bela IV and Ban Heinrich von Gussing54 viewsUnger Sz. 4, Rengjeo 108-117
Hungarian Slavonia. Béla IV (1235-1270) and Ban Heinrich von Güssing (1269-1270). AR denar.
Obv. + MONETA REGIS P SCLAVONI.A, Marten running left, star above and below.
Rev. Patriarchal cross, facing crowned heads below, star and crescent above, geese (privy mark) to sides.
Augusta Traiana Caracalla Sicinnius Clarus54 viewsCaracalla as co-emperor
Governor Q. Sicinnius Clarus Po[ntianus?] 202AD cf. Stein Reichsbeamte Thracia p.46-7
AE27 13.65g
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
City gate with three turrets with battlements

Obverse legend worn away, reverse more detail, dull black patina
Cf. BMC 11 under Trajanopolis; Schönert-Geiss Die Münzpragung von Augusta Traiana und Traianopolis p. 86 # 228 reverse depicted Tafel 10; Mionnet Supp. 2 p.511 #1809 (Trajanopolis)
M & M cites Trell 247, 79 in addition to confirming my attributions above.
The legend is slightly different from the British Museum specimen (=#230). I think this reverse die is more common. Placement of kappa in relation to central tower is an indication of die.

This coin appears to be from Righetti’s collection M & M Auction 15 (21 10 2004) lot 77 Righetti Teil IV!

No tags from auction nor Righetti’s own
1 commentsPetrus Elmsley
BCC gr1X54 viewsGreek Autonomous
Paros, Cyclades 200-300 BCE
Obv: scorpion
Rev: ΠΑΡΙ grapes
"Choix de monnaies
grecques du cabinet de
F. Imhoof-Blumer", No. 90 Plate III.
Caesarea was built near the
ruins of an earlier Greek settlement
AE 11.5mm 2.08gm. Axis:0
Arsaces II54 viewsdrachm, 211 - 191 BC
Sellwood 6.1
1 commentsRobert L3
Calabria, Tarentum 272-240 a.c. Ar stater54 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
Septimius Severus54 views3 commentsfordicus
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) #2 (plate coin)54 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 12.92g, 28.08mm, 210°
struck under governor Iulius Faustinianus
obv. AV K CEPTI - CEVHROC P (HR ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
Homonoia, draped, wearing polos, stg. facing, head l., holding patera in r., and cornucopiae
in l. hand, drapery over l. arm.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 569 var. (has AV KL CEPTI)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 797 var. (has AV KL CEPTI)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. (plate coin)
VF/VF+, well centered and sharp

HOMONOIA, the personification of concord, unanimity, and oneness of mind of the family, the citizens, then the cities too, and finally of the whole mankind. During the Hellenism worshipped as goddess. Sometimes numbered under the three goddesses Praxidikai. Equated with the Roman CONCORDIA.
1 commentsJochen
Septimius Severus, AE 1954 viewsAV L SEPT SEVHROC
Bust laureate, cuirassed, draped, right
Kybele seated left, holding patera, leaning on tympanum
Interesting variant, omits lion, similar to Blancon List 41, 2003, 129, an AE 20, but has rev. legend running from 8 to 5 o'cl. and laureate head only on obverse (Courtesy of C. Clay).
Varbanov (Eng.) I, -; H&J -
Ex. Forum Ancient Coins
1 commentswhitetd49
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
sev154 viewsSeptimius Severus denarius Rome Mint 3.16 g Laureate head right, Felicias stnd. left holding caduceus in right hand, cornucopiae in left RIC IV 261, BMCRE 322, RSC135fordicus
Severus Alexander RIC IV, 64554 viewsSeverus Alexander AD 222-235
AE - Sestertius (typical square flan) , 19.92g, 29mm
Rome AD 231
bust, laureate, with drapery on l. shoulder
Annona, draped, standing frontal, head l., holding corn-ears in r. and anchor in
l. hand; on left side set on ground a tripodal modius with two corn-ears
S-C in field
RIC IV/2, 645; C.509; BMC 815-7
good F-about VF
Severus Alexander Denarius A.D. 222 RIC 5, RSC 20454 viewsIMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right / P M TR P COS P P, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
Maximum Diameter: 18.9 mm
Weight: 2.74 g

First year issue.
1 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded
54 viewsSeverus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Virtus, helmeted, right breast exposed, standing left, Victory in right hand, left hand resting on shield, spear against left arm
18mm x 20mm, 3.29g
RIC IV, Part II, 220 (C)
Note: purchased from Beast Coins October 2007. Zack indicated that It was one of the first ancient coins he ever owned and bought it from David Vagi at the Mid-America Coin Show in 2000 along with 14 other pieces
3 commentspaul1888
Sikyon, 340-320 BC54 viewsAR Obol (0.69gm)
Obv: Laureate Head of Apollo, right
Rev: Dove Flying Right
BCD 257
ex BCD Collection
2 commentsDino
Silver damma, Amirs of Sind, Ahmad, early 11th c. AD 0.25" - 7mm, 0.4 gm., Multan mint.54 viewsA 1000 years old rare little silver coin, showing partial islamic inscriptions and uncertain symbols. [la] ilaha illallah [abd allah] (?) / [Muhammad] Rasul [allah] abd allah (?). EF.
The rulers of Multan are usually known as Amirs of Sind or Habbarids. Very little is known about them apart from there coin which are given below. In AD 1030 Sind was conquered by Mahmud of Ghazni.

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

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

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

VF, scarce.

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

Syracuse, Trias. 344-336 BC. 54 viewsÆ
Head of Athena wearing Corinthian style helmet
Hippocamp left, with curled wing.
Sear 1193
3 commentsDino
AE follis Justinian I (large) SB 20154 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINANVS PP AVG Hemeted and cuir, bust facing, holding gl. cr, and shield; to r., cross.
Reverse: Large M, between ANNO and regnal year XXXII, Cross above, Pfficina letter "B" below. In exergue NIKO
Date; 558/9 CE
Mint: Nicomedia
Sear: 201 DO 115-39
32MM 17.15GM
Terra Sigillata #03, Gladiator 01,54 viewsTerra Sigillata #03, Gladiator 01,
type:Terra Sigillata
size: mm,
weight: g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Tetricus II AE Antoninianus54 viewsTetricus II (Caesar)
AE Antoninianus, 270-273 AD
Ob: C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES - Draped radiate bust right
Rv: SPES AVGG - Spes walking left, holding flower and raising robe
Ref: RIC 270, Sear 3190
2 commentsScotvs Capitis
Theodosius II Solidus54 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)
BYZANTINE, Thessalonica Theodore 1224-123054 viewsObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: Emperor Standing, Holding Labarum-Headed Scepter and Patriarchal Cross-Topped Globus Cruciger, Manus Dei Above
Sear 2168, DO Vol IV pl. XXXIX 10
Apollonia Pontika, Drachm, SNG Cop 454 54 viewsSilver drachm
Obv:– Facing Gorgoneion, wearing taenia?.
Rev:– Inverted anchor, crayfish left, A right
Minted in Apollonia Pontika. 450 – 400 B.C.
Reference:– SNG Cop 454
Forum graded VF.

1 commentsmaridvnvm
Tiberius (14 - 37 A.D.)54 viewsÆ AS
R: PONTIF MAX TR POT XXXVII S C, rudder vertical in front of a large banded globe, small globe below right.
Rome 35-36 A.D.
RIC I 58, BMCRE I 117
6 commentsMat
Utica Tiberius54 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
Tituria 554 viewsTituria 5 (89BC) Rome moneyer L. Titurius L. f. Sabinus (leg. 75BC)


Ob: Bearded head of King Tatius right; under chin palm branch, before face A ∙ PV behind SABIN
Rev: Tarpeia hair dishevelled, facing and buried to the waist by shields between two shield bearing soldiers whom she is warding off; above star in crescent; in exergue L ∙ TITV[RI, border of dots

BMCRR I 2326

Sydenham 699a

Crawford 344/2c

The portrait of Tatius, King of the Sabines on the obverse and the depiction of the death of Tarpeia both allude to the Sabine origin of the moneyer.

Grueber: A ∙ PV is an abbreviation for Argento publico. …there was a second sanctuary in the capitol, probably on or near the spot where Tarpeia met her death. Propertius also connects Luna with Tarpeia; IV.23.

Sydenham: The crescent above the head of Tarpeia possibly alludes to the introduction into Rome of the cult of Luna by Tatius.

Crawford: discounts theories regarding Luna but admits he has no solution to the star in crescent icon. Idem A ∙ PV (Vol II p. 605) The palm branch represents Roman success in the second year of the Social War.

For those interested, the story of Tarpeia is told in Propertius IV.4 and Livy I.11. (I prefer Propertius’ version.)

toned, rev slightly off center
1 commentsPetrus Elmsley
Titus L throne.jpg
Titus RIC-12054 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 80 AD
RIC 120 (C), BMC 56, RSC 314
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Square seat, draped with cloth hanging in folds, above which is a winged thunderbolt, lying horizontal: ('pulvinar' of Jupiter and Juno).

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

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

Titus as Caesar RIC V51854 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
Titus Antioch AE29 SC54 viewsObv.
Laureate head right

SC Within wreath
Titus as Caesar RIC-V156354 viewsAR Denarius
Antioch mint, 72-73 AD
RIC V1563 (C), BMC V521, RSC 395, RPC 1935 (10 spec.)
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT; Bust of Titus, laureate, draped, bearded, r.
Rev: No legend; Titus stg. r. with branch and sceptre, in quadriga r.

The triumph of Rome over Judaea continues with this reverse; here Titus is depicted in the triumphal quadriga he rode in the celebrations at Rome the year or two before. A relatively common coin that shares the same reverse type with Vespasian.

A bit rough, but nowhere near as bad as the picture indicates. Actually, a very nice coin in hand. It is hard to find these as well centered as this specimen. Shares the same obv. die as BMC 518 and the RIC plate coin for 1563 (Paris).
3 commentsDavid Atherton
Titus as Caesar RIC II V156354 viewsTitus as Caesar under Vespasian. AR Denarius. Antioch Mint 72-73 A.D. (2.86g, 17.2mm, 6h). Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT, laureate and draped bust right. Rev: Titus standing right in quadriga with branch and sceptre. RIC II 1563, RPC II 1935, RSC 395.

Commemorating the Judea Capta Triumphal parade, celebrated in 71 AD., this is one of the more rarely issued eastern denari of the Flavian reign. Typical of Antioch, this coin has a high relief portrait. This also is my only example of a draped bust.
6 commentsLucas H
Moesia inferior, Tomis. Pseudo-autonomous Æ16. Lion seated right54 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
GALILEE, Sepphoris. Trajan. 98-117 CE. Æ 25mm54 viewsGALILEE, Sepphoris. Trajan. 98-117 CE. Æ 25mm .
Laureate head right
SEPFW/RHNWN in two lines within wreath.Rosenberger 3 Hendin 906; SNG ANS 1086.
249-251 AD - Trajan Decius - Moushmov 0044 - Moesia with Lion and Bull Reverse54 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°
traian quinar01.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AR quinar - struck 114-117 AD54 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.NER.TRAIANO.OPTIMO.AVG. GER.DAC
ref: RIC351, C.282 (10frcs)
1.62gms, 14mm
079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 029c, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, #1,54 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 029c, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, #1,
avers:- IMP-CMQ-TRAIANVS-DECIVS-AVG radiate cuirassed bust right
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG Victory advancing left with wreath and palm
date: 249-250
mint: Rome
diameter: 19-22mm
weight: 3,86g
ref: RIC-29c, C-113a,
079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 029c, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, #2,54 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 029c, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, #2,
avers:- IMP-CMQ-TRAIANVS-DECIVS-AVG radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG Victory advancing left with wreath and palm
date: 249-250
mint: Rome
diameter: 21mm
weight: 4,02g
ref: RIC-29c, C-113a,
1 commentsquadrans
54 views1 commentssalem
Trajan AE Sestertius, Regna Adsignata RIC 66654 viewsTrajan. AD 98-117. Æ Sestertius (34mm, 27.33 g). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 116-117.
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P, Laureate and draped bust of Trajan, right.
Rev: REGNA ADSIGNATA, Trajan, in military outfit, seated left on camp bench set on daïs, extending hand to three eastern kings, the foremost of whom extends his hands to Trajan; two military figures, one holding baton and sceptre, standing behind Trajan.
RIC II 666; BMCRE 1043; Cohen 325. Sear 3190
Fine, green and brown surfaces. Scarce.

The scene depicted on this coin has always been the source of conjecture. The basic facts of Trajan’s eastern campaigns are known. In 113 that Parthian king Osroes I placed Parthamasiris on the throne of Armenia, in contravention of the long agreement that Armenia would be in the Roman sphere of influence. Trajan’s response was overwhelming; Osroes was driven from Ctesiphon, and Parthamaspates was was proclaimed the new king, although a mere Roman puppet. The turmoil affected all the small buffer states all the Roman-Parthian border. Parthamasiris was removed and Armenia made a Roman protectorate. Meharaspes of Adiabene was deposed in 116, as was Abgar VII of Osrohene, both for wavering in their support of the Romans. Sporaces of Anthemusia had lost his throne in 114. Sohaemus of Sophene and Attambelos VII of Characene in the south seems to have been retained, although Attambelos died the same year as Trajan. So the question is, who are the three kings who are “assigned” kingdoms? Parthamaspates had his own coin type (REX PARTHIS), and according to the historical record none of the deposed monarchs were replaced by Trajan; all the provinces came under Roman administration. it is possible that this coin type reflects Trajan’s intention to appoint new rulers, but the continuing unrest in the east lead to the decision to eliminate the autonomous client kingdoms.
2 commentsmattpat
Trajanus AE As, Club set on lion's skin on low pedestal. RIC II 58154 viewsTRAJAN. 98-117 AD. Æ As (9.48 gm). Struck 104 AD. Laureate head right / Club set on lion's skin on low pedestal. RIC II 581 var.; BMCRE 946; Cohen 565. RCV3237, Kampmann 27.123.3 1 commentsmattpat
Trajan AE As Pax RIC505 54 viewsTrajan AE As. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GERM P M TR P COS V P P, laureate head right, aegis on left shoulder / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S-C, Pax standing left with olive branch & cornucopia, her foot on the shoulder of a captive Dacian. RIC 505mattpat
TRAJAN54 viewsAR denarius. 112-114 AD. 3,36 grs. Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P / Via Traiana reclining left, left elbow on rock, holding wheel and reed. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI. In exergue VIA TRAIANA.
RIC 267.
2 commentsbenito
Tunisia54 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
Tyche of Antioch54 viewsThe Tyche of Antioch was a cult statue of the city goddess (fortune) of Antioch, venerated in a temple called the Tychaion. The statue was made by Eutychides of Sicyon (c. 335 - c. 275), a pupil of the great Lysippus. It was the best-known piece of Seleucid art, remarkable because it was sculpted to be viewed from all directions, unlike many statues from the period. Although the original has been lost, many copies exist, including the one in the photograph right, now at the Vatican. The goddess is seated on a rock (Mount Sipylus), has her right foot on a swimming figure (the river Orontes), wears a mural crown (the city’s walls), and has grain in her right hand (the city's fertility).1 commentsJoe Sermarini
Alexander III54 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lions skin / ALEXANDROU, bow case above, club of Herakles below.Tkonnova
Helena - Uncleaned Find54 viewsFL HELENA - AVGVSTA (legend # 12) 18.8mm 18.degrees
diademed, mantled, with necklece (Helena) (bust E10)
Empress stg. l., lowering branch, raising robe.
with SMTSG in the exergue
Struck 326 to 328 rated an R1
014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-065, #0954 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-065, #09
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: 0,20g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-065, CHN-1-118, Huszar-139,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Pax Fundata54 viewsGallienus AD 253-268, AE antoninianus Antioch / 'Pax Fundata'

Gallienus AD 253-268, AE antoninianus Antioch
GALLIENVS AVG; Radiate, dr. and cuir. bust l.
PAX FVNDATA; In ex: Palm branch; Trophy with captives on either side
RIC 652 var. (bust type); Göbl 1635b; 4.07g; 22mm; aVF
159 Valentinianus-II (375-392 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, RIC IX 62a2, Thessalonica, GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets,54 views159 Valentinianus-II (375-392 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, RIC IX 62a2, Thessalonica, GLORIA REIPVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets,
avers:- DN-VALENTINIANVS-PF-AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLORIA-REI-PVBLICAE, Campgate with two turrets, A in the left field.
exergo: A/-//TES, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 384-388 A.D., ref: RIC-IX-62a.2, p-188,
vesp vesta bmc 70 a.jpg
Vespasian RIC-35954 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 72-73 AD
RIC 359 (C), BMC 70, RSC 563
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: TRI POT across field; Vesta, draped, veiled, seated l., holding simpulum in r. hand, l. hand at side.

A third type of Vesta seated, this one from 72-73 AD. A common coin on a small flan. The portrait redeems it.
Vespasian(us)54 viewsVespasian, denarius.
Ephesus mint, 70 A.D.
RIC 1411, RSC 249.
3.37 gr.
Obv. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, right.
Rev. LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS; Titus and Domitian, togate, veiled, standing left, each holding patera in right hand, left hands at sides.
This is a rare and interesting Asian mint emission. Finally I own a denarius with a portrait of the three Flavian emperors!
4 commentsMarsman
Vespasian(us)54 viewsVespasian, denarius.
RIC 938, RSC 126.
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD.
18 mm, 3.0 g.
Obv. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, left.
Rev. COS VIII; Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak, standing left, holding spear upwards in right hand and trophy on shoulder in left hand.

My second Mars in a row, this one with a very attractive portrait of Vespasian.
3 commentsMarsman
Vespasian denarius54 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laur. head facing left

rev. COS VII
Pair of oxen under yoke

Rome 77-78 AD
RSC 134a, RIC 107

Rare with Vespasian facing left!

Ex-Pegasi Numismatics
4 commentsJay GT4
Vespasian denarius54 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG CENS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

Vespasian seated right holding scepter and branch

Rome 73 AD

Sear 2308

7 commentsJay GT4
41- STRAITS SETTLEMENTS (MALAYSIA), 1 CENT, KM16.54 viewsSize: 28 mm approx. Composition: Bronze. Mintage: 15,230,000.
Grade: NGC AU Details/Rev Planchet Flaw (Cert.# 4080257-016).
Comments: Small planchet flaw (lamination?) on reverse, but nice detail and color. Purchased raw from eBay seller "rdzcoins", summer 2009.
Vrbs Roma - Alexandria54 viewsSMALB
Ric VII Alexandria 63 r1
d=17 mm - p=2,45g
ROMAN EMPIRE, Leo I54 viewsLeo I (401–474 AD)
draped and cuirassed bust right
rev. no legend, emperor standind facing holding long cross and placing left hand on head of captive,
NIC in exergue.
Ref.: RIC X 708
Achaea. Zacynthus, Island off Elis. Marcus Aurelius AE20. Pan with infant Dionysus54 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

Augusta Traiana Lucius Verus Tullius Maximus54 viewsAUGUSTA TRAIANA

AE 32 15.80g

Lucius Verus

Q. Tullius Maximus (161-169 AD)

Laureate head right

City-gate with three turrets with battlements

rough patina; decent detail on rx

Schönert-Geiss "Die Münzpragung von Augusta Traiana und Traianopolis" #80 p. 65 depicted Tafel 5; Varbanov (E) II 919 p. 83 ( Lanz specimen depicted); BMC -; Mionnet -
Petrus Elmsley
Athens Owl53 viewsAthens Owl Tetradrachm
24 mm 17.14 gm
Head of Athena right
Owl standing right
2 commentsJohn Campbell
53 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
53 viewsvercingetorix
Apameia, Phrygia53 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
Procopius 53 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
0048 - Denarius anonymous 115-4 BC53 viewsObv/ Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, X; below, ROMA.
Rev/Roma seated r. on pile of shields, holding spear; before, she-wolf r. suckling twins; two birds in the field.

Ag, 22.0mm, 3.93g
Moneyer: anonymous.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 287/1 [dies o/r: 82/102] - Syd. 530 - RCV 164 - RSC 176 - Calicó 58 - BMCRR Italy 562
ex-Numismática y Arqueología J. Antonio Salvador
2 commentsdafnis
Caligula AE As53 viewsRIC I 38 Rome, C 27
10.61 g, 28 mm
Struck 37-38 AD
VESTA above, S C across field, Vesta seated left, holding patera and sceptre
Mark Z
SICILY, KAMARINA, 420 - 410 BC53 viewsAE Onkia, 12mm, 1.3g

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

Westermark, Kamarina Taf.32 Type A 177

Ex Gorny & Mosch Sale 200, #1209
4 commentsrobertpe
Antoninus Pius, Denarius 53 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P , laureate head right
COS IIII, Peace standing left, holding spceptre and olive branch
3.0 gr
Cohen # 258
Potator II
Constantius II53 viewsConstantius II AE3. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bare-headed, reaching backwards; II in left field, AQP in ex. 1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
Elagabal, Tertradrachm - 011053 viewsAVT KMA ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate head right
DHMAPX EX VTTATOC T O B, eagle facing head left holding wreath. Star between legs, Delta, Epsilon in field
12.39 gr
Potator II
Macrinus AE 25 Markianopolis53 viewsMoushmov 527, SNGCop 221
10.5 g, 25 mm
Magistrate Pontianus
AVT K M OPEL MAKPEINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VP PONTIANOV MAPKIANOPOLEITWN, Tyche standing left with rudder and cornucopiae
2 commentsMark Z2
Julius Caesar53 viewsDenarius
OV: Laureate head of Julius Caesar to right
Leg: -
RV: Venus Genetrix as Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus in outstretched right hand and long scepter in left
Ex: -
RSC 26 / Sydenham 1089
5 commentsJulianus of Pannonia
Augustus53 viewsAR-Denarius
OV: Cippus inscribed; S P Q R / IMP CAE / QVOD V / M S EX / EA P Q IS / AD A DE.
RV: Equestrian statue of Augustus before the walls of a city; the pedestal inscribed; S P Q R / IMP / CAES.
Leg: -
Ex: -
RIC 362 / C 543
Note: The full inscription of the cippus is: Senatus Populusque Romanus, Imperatori Caesari, quod viae munitae sunt ex ea pecunia quam is ad aerarium detulit
The Legend belongs to a donation of Augustus private wealth to the People of Rome for road building.
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia
3° republique - 2 francs 193953 viewsREPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE, buste de la république a gauche, surfrappé en travers "DE GAULE" (sic !)
LIBERTE . EGALITE . FRATERNITE, entre deux cornes d'abondance 2 FRANCS en deux lignes 1939 en dessous
Tranche lisse
8.08 gr
Ref : Le Franc VIII # 268/12
This is a funny one. It's the common type of 2 francs coin used during WW II, but someone who probably didn't agree with what the french official political direction in those times was, thought they should let their opinions known by others. A nice "everydays life" item I think
1 commentsPotator II
032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-459a/1438 A.D., #0153 views032 Albert., King of Hungary, (1437-1439 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-459a/1438 A.D., #01
avers:- mOnETA-ALBERTI, Patriarchal Cross, C-K, circle ; border of dots.
revers:- + REGIS•VnGARIE•ET•C•, circle ; border of dots.
diameter: 16mm, weight: 0,63g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: C-K (Pohl),
date:1438 A.D., ref: Unger-459a, CNH-2-134, Huszar-591,
Claudius Gothicus, Antoninianus53 viewsMediolanum mint, 1st officina, AD 268-270
IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
PROVID AVG, Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopiae. P at exergue
5.30 gr 18-21 mm
Ref : RIC V, Part 1, 163, RCV # 11361
Ex. Pscipio
2 commentsPotator II
ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus Silvered Antoninianus53 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
Licinius II, AE353 viewsNicomedia mint, 4th officina, AD 317-318
D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, draped and diademed bust right
PROVIDENTIA CAESS, Jupiter standing left, holding victory and sceptre, palm at his feet, dot and Δ in right field. SMN at exergue
3.19 gr
Ref : RCV # 115419 (75) Cohen # 39, RIC VII # 33-34
Potator II
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I AE Follis53 viewsRIC VI 594a Trier, 303-305 A.D.
9.96 g, 27 mm x 29 mm
CONSTANTIVS NOBIL C, laureate, cuirassed bust right
GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, tower on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera and cornucopiae.
S-F across fields, PTR in exergue
Mark Z
Severus II as Caesar Follis53 viewsRIC VI 660 Trier
26 mm x 28 mm, 10.51 gm
F L VAL SEVERVS NOB CAES, laureate & cuirassed bust right
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI S-F, Genius standing left, tower on head & holding patera & cornucopiae,
PTR in ex.
Same dies as Roma Numis. Auction III (03-31-12), Lot 544
(Thanks to Dane/Helvetica for a correction in the description!)
1 commentsMark Z
09. Alexandria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.53 viewsTetradrachm, ca 310 - 305 BC, Alexandria (Egypt) mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander with Horn of Ammon, wearing elephant skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Athena carrying shield and hurling spear. Also small eagle sitting on thunderbolt at right. Two monograms: one at left, one at right.
15.10 gm., 26 mm.
S. #7749; BMC 6.6, 46.

You may have noticed that I refer to the obverse portraits on the Alexander the Great coins as "Head of Alexander as Herakles." Much has been written about these portraits as to whether or not they really portray Alexander's likeness. There can be no doubt, however, that the portrait on this coin was intended to be that of Alexander. Ptolemy issued this coin in the name of Alexander while he was Satrap of Egypt. The elephant skin headdress was probably inspired by the lion's skin headdress on Alexander's own coins. It likely refers to Alexander's conquests in India where he defeated an Indian army with 200 elephants. Beneath the elephant skin headdress, right above his ear, Alexander wears the Horn of Zeus Ammon. The priests of Zeus Ammon recognized Alexander as divine when he visited Egypt in 331 BC.
2 commentsCallimachus
Gordian III53 viewsRef Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 86, RSC 121
Gordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing right with wreath & rudder . RSC 121.
4.7 g.

better photo
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnus Maximus AR Siliqua53 viewsRIC IX 84b1 Trier, RSC 20a
2.07 g, 17 mm
D N MAG MAX-IMVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS ROMANORVM, Roma enthroned facing, head left, holding globe & spear
TRPS in exergue
1 commentsMark Z
1028-1034 Anon B S 1823 2.jpg
1028-1034 - follis (Anonymous class B)53 views+ EMMANOVHΛ , bust of Christ facing, holding Gospels ; in field IC / XC (icon of the "Pantocrator")
Cross on three steps dividing IS / XC // bAS / ILE // bAS / ILE (Jesus Christ, King of Kings)

Sear 1823
Aquilia Severa (second and fourth wife of Elagabalus), 220–2 CE 53 viewsAR Denarius, Rome, 221 CE; 20mm, 3.20g. BMCRE 335, RIC 226, RSC 2. Obv: IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG; draped bust right. Rx: CONCORDIA; Concordia standing half-left, sacrificing from patera over lighted altar, holding double cornucopia, star to right.

Notes: Rare; Aquilia Severa's "Concordia standing" reverse is more often found with the star in the left field than the right (as on this specimen).

Provenance: Ex Roma II (2 October 2011) Lot 719; from a private German collection.
1 commentsMichael K5
Septimius Severus (193 - 211 A.D)53 viewsAR Denarius
O: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, Laureate head right.
R:RESTITVTOR VRBIS (Restoration of the City), Severus in military attire, spear in left, sacrificing over a tripod altar with right.
Rome mint, 201 A.D.
RIC 167a, RSC 599, BMCRE 202
2 commentsMat
090 Vespasian53 viewsVespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D.
Silver denarius, RIC II part 1, 362; SRCV I 2317, BMCRE II 74, F, 2.879g, 17.2mm, 195o, Rome mint, 72 - 73 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head right; reverse VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory advancing right, crowning legionary standard with wreath with right, palm across shoulder in left.

"This type likely refers to the victory in Judaea but does not specifically identify that victory."
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)
661. Julia Domna denarius53 viewsRome Mint, 210 Ad
20 mm, VF
IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, floormat on head
VENVS VICTRIX, half naked Venus, holding helmet and palm, leaning on column, shield at feet
119 -Constantine Siscia RIC 73.JPG
Constantine Siscia RIC 7353 viewsAE3, Siscia mint
Obv:IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, Helmeted ,Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories placing Shield inscribed VOT/PR on altar.
BSIS(dot) in exergue.
6e altar type
RIC73 , R5
19mm , 3.5 gm.
Vitellius Denarius - Vesta (RIC 107)53 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 69 AD

Obv: Laureate bust of Vitellius (R)

Rev: Vesta seated right, holding scepter and patera.

RSC 72, BMC 34.
5 commentsKained but Able
129- Marcus Aurelius- Stobi.JPG
Marcus Aurelius- Stobi53 viewsAE26, Macedonia Stobi, 161-180 AD
Obv: IMP M AVR ANTONINVS. Radiate head right.
Rev:STOBENSIVM. Nike advancing left with wreath and palm. Wheel at her feet.
26mm , 10.8 gm.
2 commentsjdholds
Moriaseis, Thrace53 views185-168 B.C
Bronze Æ 19
5.89 gm, 19 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus right
Rev.: Six-rayed star; M-OP-IA-ΣE-Ω-N between rays
Katalog Münzauktion Essen 64 (1992) no. 47;
P.R. Franke, MOPIAΣEΩN - Die erste Münze eines bislang unbekannten thrakisch-makedonischen Stammes, in: V. Spinoi - L. Munteanu, Miscellanea numismatica antiquitatis in honorem septagenarii magistri Virgilii Mihailescu, Bucarest 2008, p. 67-68.

Special thanks to Forvm member Dapsul for his help with this attribution!
3 commentsJaimelai
Empress, AVKTR(?) and ΠPY53 viewsBITHYNIA. Prusias (?). Domitian (?). Æ 27. A.D. 81-96 (?). Laureate bust right (?); 2 countermarks: (1) to left, (2) to right. Countermark (3). Weight: 8.18 g. Note: All coins noted by Howgego with these countermarks are from Domitian and are attributed to Prusias or Bithynia in Genere CM (1): Head of empress, in oval punch, 7 x 8 mm. Howgego 217 (1 pcs). CM(2): Monogram of AVKTP (?), in rectangular punch, 6 x 4 mm. Howgego 608 (8 pcs). CM(3): Monogram of ΠPY, in rectangular punch, 7 x 6.5 mm.Howgego 630 (3 pcs). The order of application appears to have been (3)-(2)-(1) may be implied (also be consistent if (1) is Faustina Jr., and if (2) reads “AVTOKPATWP TPAIAN…”). Collection Automan.Automan
Maximinus Thrax sestertius53 viewsSesterce Maximin 1er
- Sesterce, Maximin 1er, 235-236 (Bronze) C.100 - RIC.67 - BMC/RE.27
Avers : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Maximin Ier à droite vu de trois quarts en arrière (A*2) ; portrait B.
Revers : Victoria (la Victoire), drapée et ailée, allant à droite, brandissant une couronne de la main droite et tenant une palme de la main gauche. VICTO-RI-A AVG SC.
2 commentsbgaut
1660 Roman Woodcut Prints53 viewsDate: ca. AD 1660, Anonymous
Size: 16 x 10.7 cm

This is an leaf from a book on Rome from circa AD 1660. It has hand colored images of various Roman architecture (including the Colosseum). It has rough edges and some minor age toning, but overall the pictures are intact, brightly colored, and beautifully preserved. This book was published during the reign of Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor. In the seventeenth century, the city of Rome became the consummate statement of Catholic majesty and triumph expressed in all the arts. Baroque architects, artists, and urban planners so magnified and invigorated the classical and ecclesiastical traditions of the city that it became for centuries after the acknowledged capital of the European art world, not only a focus for tourists and artists but also a watershed of inspiration throughout the Western world.
3 commentsNoah
MEXICO - 8 Reales53 viewsMEXICO - Silver 8 Reales, 1739, Mexico City mint. Obv.: Crowned globes between crowned and ribboned pillars of Hercules, PLUS VLTRA on ribbons. *UTRAQUE VNUM * 1739 and Mexico City mintmarks each side of date. Rev.: Crowned arms of Spain; PHILIP.V.D.G.HISPAN.ET IND.REX*

*NOTE: The rough appearance is due to seawater. This piece was recovered from the Dutch East Indiaman "Hollandia", which sank off the Isles of Scilly on her maiden voyage from Amsterdam to Batavia in July 1743 with the loss of all hands. She was carrying a cargo of silver for trading in the Far East. Her displacement was approximately 700 tons, her length 150 feet, she carried about 40 guns. The wreck was discovered by divers in September, 1971.
1754 GEORGE II "Old Head" AE Farthing53 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS.II.REX. Laureate and cuirassed bust of George II facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on shield and holding spear and olive-branch. In exergue, 1754.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 5.1gms | Die Axis: 6h
SPINK: 3722

This portrait of George II was designed by John Sigismund Tanner (1705 - 1775). Tanner started engraving the designs for the copper coinage in 1740 and became Chief Engraver at the Royal Mint on the death of John Croker in 1741.

This year, in America, Columbia University was founded as King's College by a royal charter of King George II of England. The college was originally located in Lower Manhattan. Instruction was suspended in 1776 and the school didn't reopen until 1784 when it was called Columbia College. Due to the college's growth in the 19th Century, however, in 1896 it was renamed Columbia University.
Constantine I - VLPP Imitative53 views2 commentsBarbarianHoard
1826 GEORGE IV AE HALFPENNY53 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA • 1826 •. Laureate head of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 28mm | Weight 9.32gms
SPINK: 3824

This portrait of George IV, used on his later coinage, was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).
With the issues of George IV, Britannia now appears on pennies, halfpennies and farthings facing right instead of left, she would remain that way until 1967. She also acquires a helmet, recalling Roma and, before that, Athena.

In December of this year Major Edmund Lockyer arrived at King George Sound to take possession of the western part of Australia, establishing a settlement near Albany.
Issac II Billion aspron trachy SB 200353 viewsObverse: The Virgan enthroned facing nimbate and wearing pallium and maphprium, holding nimbate head of infant Christ facing; on either side of nimbus MP-theta-V barred.
Reverse: Isacc stanging facing wearing crown, divitision and loros, and saigon which is sometimes ornamented with a star (no star in this coin); Isaac holds cruciform sceptre and akakia, and is crowned by manus Dei in upper field to r.; to L., I/CAA/KI/OC to r., deltaEC/IIO/TH?C or similar as there are varying forms
Mint: Constantinople
Date 1185-1195 CE
Sear 2003, Hendy pl 20.9-13.
25mm 3.02 gm silvering intact
EIPH (monogram of)53 viewsCILICIA. Irenopolis. Valerian. Æ 28 (8 Assaria). A.D. 253-256. Obv: AVTKΠΛI-(OVAΛEPIANOCCEB) or sim. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: I-PH(NOΠO-ΛITWNΔC) or sim., H in field. Dionysus, holding thyrsos and kantharos, standing behind two panthers. Ref: SNG Aul 5597. Axis: 210°. Weight: 25.56 g. Note: This specimen is remarkably thick and heavy. The average for 87 specimens of this denomination noted by Ziegler (1993) is only 17.6 g. CM: Monogram of EIPH (?), in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 616 (7 pcs). Note: Likely applied after the city ceased issuing its own coins. Collection Automan.Automan
KAI and laureate head53 viewsSAMARIA. Caesarea Maritima. Nero. Æ 23. A.D. 68 (year 14 of the reign of Nero). Obv: (NEPΩNKAIΣAPΣEBAΣTOΣ). Laureate head right, star in front; countermark on head (1). Rev: (KAIΣAPIAHΠPOΣΣEBAΣTΩΛIMENI) or similar, LIΔ in field. Figure (Tyche?) standing left, holding human bust and standard; countermark (2) on figure. Ref: RPC 6842; Sear GIC 629. Axis: 360°. Weight: 10.49 g. CM(1): KAI in rectangular punch, 8 x 6 mm. Howgego 543 (18 pcs). Note: The countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/68, before the city became colony under Vespasian, to validate coins of Nero. CM(2): Laureate head right, in circular punch, 4 mm. Howgego 115 (12 pcs). Note: Likely applied at the same time as countermark (1). In fact, Howgego notes that it may well be the case that all coins bearing countermark (1) also bear countermark (2) and vice-versa. Collection Automan.Automan
C. Servilius C.f. 53 BC. AR Denarius53 viewsC. Servilius C.f. 53 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.84 g, 7h). Rome mint. Head of Flora right, wearing flower wreath; lituus behind / Two soldiers standing vis-à-vis, each holding a shield and short sword upright. Crawford 423/1; Sydenham 890; Servilia 15. VF, toned, slightly off center.

Ex CNG Auction 239 Lot 481
2 commentsPhiloromaos
244- Trajan, Victory Crowns.JPG
Trajan, Victory Crowns53 viewsAE Dupondius, 103-111 AD, Rome Mint
Reverse: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI / SC, Emperor standing left being crowned from behind by Victory.
27mm, 11.9gm
RIC 550; Cohen518; Ex CNG 104 lot 174; From the Garth R. Drewry Collection.
2 commentsJerome Holderman
Trajan Denarius - Abundantia (RIC II 11)53 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 98-100 AD

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R) in style of Nerva.

Rev: ABUNDANTIA (Abundance) seated (L) holding sceptre on chair made of crossed cornucopiae.

RIC II 11 RSC 301
Kained but Able
Alexander the great tetradrachm53 viewsObverse:Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne holding eagle;S at left and SI under throne
25.31mm 15.74g
PRICE False85 same reverse dies

One good fake

I bought it (2005) as original 300euro from not blacklisted seller.
Seleucid Kingdom, Philip I, Philadelphos, 93 - 83 B.C.53 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Houghton and Lorber II 2463(2 - 3), SNG Spaer 2799 and 2805 ff., VF, pitted, Antioch mint, weight 15.975g, maximum diameter 26.0mm, die axis 0o, obverse diademed head right, fillet border; reverse BASILEUS / FILIPPOU EPIFANOUS / FILADELFOU, Zeus enthroned left, Nike in right crowning him with wreath, long vertical scepter in left, F/A left, , laurel border; toned;

Philip I Philadelphus was the fourth son of Antiochus VIII Grypus. He took the diadem in 95 BC together with his older brother (probably twin) Antiochus XI Ephiphanes, after the eldest son Seleucus VI Epiphanes was killed by their cousin Antiochus X Eusebes. He established himself in Antiochia after 92 B.C. and survived attacks from younger brother Demetrius III Eucaerus. His rule was ended in 83 B.C. when Tigranes conquered Syria, or earlier. He disappears from history at that point, but coins bearing his portrait were issued by later Roman authorities.

Ex Forum
1 commentsPhiloromaos
Celts, Danube Region, Imitative53 viewsCelts, Danube Region, Imitative of Alexander or Philip III, c. 150 B.C. - c. 50 A.D.,
Silver scyphate drachm, Dessewffy, No. 534, Group XXVIII (or similar)
Fair, 3.314g, 19.1mm, obverse head of Herakles right, wearing lion's head headdress; reverse Zeus enthroned left, holding a scepter in left and eagle in outstretched right; struck with extremely worn dies. ex Forvm
44- Gordian III RIC 202.JPG
Gordian III RIC 553 viewsAR Antoninianus, Rome mint, 238-244 AD
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Radiate and draped bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left with wreath and palm.
21mm, 5.0 gm
2 commentsJerome Holderman
BRUTTIUM, Kaulonia. Circa 475-425 BC.53 viewsAR Nomos, Noe, Caulonia Group F, 78 (same dies); HN Italy 2046. BMC 42, aVF, 7.9 g, 19 mm,. Apollo advancing right, holding branch; [small daimon] running right on Apollo's left arm; to right, stag standing right, head reverted / Stag standing right; KAV above in retrograde, leaf to right.

Ex Holyland
2 commentsPhiloromaos
Grand bronze Ptolémée IV53 views- Grand bronze, Ptolémée IV, Alexandrie, 244-203 avant J.-C (Bronze)
Avers : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.
Revers : Aigle debout à droite sur un foudre, les ailes déployées.
Roger D2
7- Rhoemetalces III, Caligula.JPG
Rhoemetalces III, Caligula53 viewsAE 21, 38-46 AD
Obv: GAIWKAISAPI, Laureate head of Caligula left.
Rev: BASILEWS (retrograde) , Victory standing right on globe, holding palm and wreath
RPC 1725
NABATEI, Bronzo-AE, Petra. Aretas IV e Shuqailat (9 a.C.- 40 d.C.)53 viewsNabatei, AE18. Coniato a Petra tra il 9 a.C. e il 40 d.C. Regno di Aretas IV
AE, gr. 5,0. mm 18, MB+/BB
D/ busti accostati di Aretas IV (togato) e della principessa Shuqailat, sua figlia
R/ cornucopie incrociate
SNG Part 6 #1438.
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (23 novembre 2007, numero catalogo 61); ex David Connors collection, Oak Harbor WA Usa, fino al 2007).
1 commentspaolo
Macrinus53 viewsObverse: Laureate bust of Macrinus right.

Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG: Aequitas standing left holding scales.

19.19 mm. 2.86 grams.
4 commentsTLP
Trajan dupondius53 viewsDupondius, Trajan, 108 (Bronze) RIC 507 Cohen 414
Avers: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TRP COS V PP. Tête radiée de Trajan à droite.
Revers : OPTIMO PRINCIPI SC. La paix embrasant à l’aide d’une torche un groupe d’armes et tenant dans sa main gauche une corne d’abondance.
crw 183/1 . Roman Republic, Anonymous Æ As. 169-158 BC.53 viewsRoman Republic, Anonymous Æ As. 169-158 BC.
31mm, 29.31g. Rome mint.
Obverse:Laureate head of bearded Janus; I (mark of value) above .
Reverse:Prow of galley right; above, she-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; I (mark of value) to right.
Crawford 183/1.
Ex UBS 59, lot 6123 (January 2004) . Ex RBW Collection. Ex JHE .
1 commentsVladislav D
ABVNDANTIA AVG53 viewsObv: IMP CAES MANT GORDIANVS AVG radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of gordian right seen from behind
rev ABVNDANTIA AVG Abudantia standing right emptying cornucopia

RIC 274
C 3

one of the 2 most common type of dupondii
2 commentsleseullunique
SALUS AUGUSTI - Emperor Gordian III - AD 24053 viewsGordian III AR Denarius. 240 AD.
obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SALVS AVGVSTI - Salus standing right, holding and feeding snake.

RIC 129a, RSC 325.

Comment: Last issue of the AR Denarius produced for mass circulation in the Roman Empire.
This was a special issue of six (RIC 115, 127, 129-131) struck marking the marriage of
Gordian III to Sabinia Tranquillina in the summer of 240.
Adaios; Apollo/ tripod53 viewsThracian Kingdom. Adaios. Ca. 275-225 B.C. Æ 26mm (10.76 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Tripod; to left, AE monogram above S. Peter p. 237; SNG BM 324-5 var. (upper monogram); SNG Stancomb 296 var. (same). VF, green and red patina. Ex Frank L. Kovacs (Vauctions)Podiceps
AE 22.44 mm 6.9 g
(ex W. Peters)
BMC 60
1 commentslaney
alien sombrero barbarous~0.jpg
Aliens w/Sombreros Constantinian Barbarous53 viewsJericho
Allectus AE Quinarius53 viewsObv: Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Galley with mast right; QL in exergue.
Year: 293-296 AD
Mint: Londinium
Weight: 2.90g
Ref: RIC.Vb.55
amisos53 viewsAmisos - Ares and sword in sheath AE 22 Amisos 2nd - 1st Century BC. Amisos is a Greek city on the Black Sea coast founded in 6th century BC. , 8.53 g. Obv.: Head of young Ares wearing helmet. Rev.: Sword in sheath Legend in Greek. Ref.: D. Sear Greek coins and their values, Vol. II, p. 340, 3643dpaul7
Roman Empire, Anastasius, Tremissis 491 - 518 A.D. Constantinople mint. 53 viewsAnastasius. 491 – 518 A.D. Constantinople mint. Gold tremissis, 1.454g, 14.6mm, 180o, light graffiti, EF. Obv: pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG. Rev: Victory advancing right, head left, wreath in right, globus cruciger in left, star right, VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM. CONOB in ex. Ref: SBCV 8, DOC I 10, BMC 10 – 15. 1 commentsBard Gram O
BYZANTINE, Andronicus II 1282-1328 Thessalonica53 viewsObv: St. Demetrius (indistinct)
Rev: Emperor Crowned by Christ/Virgin, Star Above, Backward "B" Below
Sear 2360
1 commentsLaetvs
Sear 1836 (with Mardin c/m 14)53 viewsHost coin: anonymous Class D Follis, weight 7.42g, diameter 28mm. Mint of Constantinople. Mardin type 14 countermark on the obverse, the word Imad [= ‘pillar’, part of an honorific]: Zengid, attributed to Imad al-din [‘Pillar of the Faith’] Zengi II, the atabeg of Sinjar and Nisibin, 1169 -1197 CE. Probably mint of Nisibin. Abu Galyon
Antioch Mint Elagabalus Bronze Coin53 viewsElagabalus 218 - 222 AD., Antioch S&P Mint, Bronze 20 mm 3.9 gram coin
Obverse: Head Right
Reverse: SC in wreath _1250

Antonivs Protti
Antoninus Pius Clasped Hands53 viewsANTONINVS PIVS as Caesar, Ae As, 27mm, 10.6g, 138 AD, SEAR 4322, RIC 1088a
REV: TRIB POT COS S C . clasped hands holding caduceus and corn-ears

Antoninus Pius Temple of Perga53 viewsANTONINUS PIUS, 138 - 161 AD, AE32, Perga, Pamphylia, 24.4g,
OBV: KAI ADRIA ANTWNEINOS, Laureate head right.
REV: ARTEMODOS PERGAIAS, Distyle temple, with fluted Ionic columns, with eagle in pediment,
containing simulacrum of Pergean Artemis; on either side of which, sphinx on pedestal.
Not in BMC, nor von Aulock.
SNG FRANCE 3, 0406(1) / COLL PARIS 317A(1)

Extremely Rare
5 commentsRomanorvm
Tiber river god53 viewsorichalcum sestertius (22,9g). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
ANTONINVS AVG [-] PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
TIBERIS S C River god the Tiber, draped about waist, reclining to left, leaning with elbow on urn which pours out water, resting right hand on ship's prow and holding reed in the left.
RIC 642a (rare), Cohen 819 (fr.20), BMC 1313-15, Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 129:60
ex Dr. Busso Peus Nachf. Auction 401; Ex NAC AG, Auction 54; ex Busso-Peus Nachf sale 351 (1997).

Struck in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome celebrated in AD 147.
The river god Tiber plays a very important role in ancient Roman legends such as Rhea Silvia, the mother of Romulus and Remus, who was thrown into the river to be drowned. She fell into the arms of the River god who married her; Romulus and Remus were saved by the river god Tiber who safely left the twins in a pool where they were rescued by a wolf.
1 commentsCharles S
ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, sestertius, RIC 615a53 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,15g, Ø 33mm, 11h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS · AVGVSTVS PIVS, laureate head right, aegis on left shoulder.
Rev.: P P TR P COS III around, [S C in ex.], Aeneas, wearing short tunic and cloak, advancing right, looking back, carrying his father Anchises on his shoulder and holding his son Ascanius by the hand. Anchises, veiled and draped, carries a box (or crown?) in left hand, Ascanius wears a Phrygian cap and holds a pedum.
RIC 615a; BMCRE 1264; Cohen 655 [80Fr.]; Strack 904; Banti 309; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 128:57b.
Ex Numphil, june 2014 auction.

This very rare type has been struck from a single obverse die, with a bust with aegis and with the unique obverse legend "ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS PIVS" found nowhere else in the coinage of Antoninus Pius. This die was used exclusively with two very similar reverse dies differing only in the legend: TR P COS III (this specimen) and TR POT COS III.
Charles S
Topalov 44 - Silver Drachm53 views450 - 425 B.C.
3.16 gm, 13-14 mm
Obv.: Anchor; A to left, crayfish to right
Rev: Gorgon head facing in tufts parted in middle

Topalov Type: "Upright Anchor a crab as an additional symbol and the letter A on the left or right - Full-Face Gorgon's Head" Last Late Issues (450-425 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with large flukes and solid stock. An additional symbol of a crab viewed from above left and the letter A right (or visa versa) between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Full-face of a noble Gorgon's head with a low narrow forehead, projecting eyebrows and eyes, a short flat nose, abnormaly open mouth, long teeth and tongue. Human hair mixed with snakes with thin bodies. The image in a concave circle.
Tyche, Ram53 viewsSyria, Antiochia ad Orontem
55-56 AD
Ae 15mm; 3.09g

turreted and veiled bust of Tyche left

Ram leaping right, looking back, star and crescent above
ETOY DIP below

SNG Cop 126
1 commentsRobin Ayers
Q. Thermus M.f., AR Denarius, 103 BC, Rome 53 viewsHelmeted head of Mars left
(No legend)
Two warriors fighting with swords and shields, warrior on left protects fallen comrade, warrior on right wears horned helmet
Q . THERM (ligate) . M F (ligate) in exergue
18mm x 20mm, 3.99g
Minucia 19; Crawford 319/1; Sydenham 592; 103 BCE

Seaby notes: This records the brave deeds of the moneyer's ancestor and namesake, who was consul in 193 BC. He was engaged in a severe contest with the Ligurians and is said to have distinguished himself by his bravery.
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
Roman Empire, Caracalla, AE As, Rome mint, struck 215 AD53 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate head right
PM TRP XVIII COS IIII PP, S-C Aesculapius standing left
RIC 553a; Cohen 304
1 commentsdupondius
Roman Empire, Nero, AE As, Rome mint, struck 67 AD53 viewsIMP NERO CAESAR AVG GERMANIC. Laureate head right
S-C. Victoria flying left with shield inscribed S P Q R
RIC 368; Cohen 300
Athens Tetradrachm53 viewsTetradrachm (AR), 17.05g, 28mm, 6h. Ca. 449-404. Berry 66. Flament pl. 26, 8.

After Minos' suggestion I investigated the deposit in Athena's ear and below the earring. Under 12.5X it seemed to be some kind of waxy deposit rather than horn silver as I thought. Removed with a coctail toothpick under magnification with really smooth moves. I believe this was remains of wax somebody used to protect (?) the coin. I am astonished that previous owner + auction houses didn't try to clean it as it clearly made the coin look a bit odd. All in all, I am even happier with my Athena now.
1 commentspaparoupa
Tetradrachm53 viewsAthens AR Tetradrachm. 337 - 294 B.C. 17,2 g, 27 mm. Helmeted head of Athena right, eye in profile / ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing, crescent & olive-sprig (two leaves) behind. Countermarks.Podiceps
106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2966, RIC V-I 347, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVT ORBIS, -/-//C*S, Female and Emperor,53 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2966, RIC V-I 347, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, RESTITVT ORBIS, -/-//C*S, Female and Emperor,
avers:- IMP-C-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust right. (B1)
revers:- RESTITVT-O-RBIS, Female figure standing right, crowning Emperor in military dress standing left, holding spear (or long sceptre) in left hand. (Emperor and Woman 1)
exerg: -/-//C*S, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Cyzicus, off-2, iss-6, phase-2, date: 273-274 A.D., ref: T-2966 (Estiot), RIC V-I 3347,
105 BC L. Thorius Balbus53 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right clad in goat skin
ISMR behind

Bull charging right H above THORIVS below
BALBVS in ex

Rome 105 BC
Sear 191

ex-Calgary coins

C. Thorius Balbus was Born a native of Lanuvium. Cicero describes him as a man who lived in such a manner that there was not a single pleasure, however refined or rate, that he did not enjoy. He is possibly the son of M. Aclius Balbus (168 B.C.) A coin was minted in honor of L. Thorius Balbus. On the front is the head of Juno Sospita, a god whose worship was of great antiquity in Lanuvium, and the letters I.S.M.R. On the reverse is L.THORIVS BALBVS with a bull rushing forward.
2 commentsJay GT4
Belt Ornament AE-Propeller #00253 viewsBelt Ornament AE-Propeller #002
type: Propeller AE with central ridge and 6 circle to decoration
size: 35x23mm,
weight: 4,47g,
date: 4th. century A.D.,
ref: ???,
distribution: ???,
28.6 mm, 180º,
Laureate head right / Fides standing left holding two standards.
Obverse legend: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
In ex.: AQP
RIC VI 60b p319
A reverse legend that appears only at Aquileia c. 305-306.

(Marcus Aurelius Valerianus Maximianus)
Junior co-Emperor of the First Tetrarchy
AD 286-305
Greece, Rhodes Lindos inscription 53 viewsFranz-Josef M
Greece, Rhodes grave of Kleobulos 53 viewsThe grave was used as a chapel in the medievalFranz-Josef M
Cassia 653 viewsCassius 6 (78BC) moneyer L Cassius Longinus praetor 66

Ob: Head of Liber right, wearing ivy-wreath and with thrysus over shoulder, border of dots
Rev: Head of Libera left, wearing vine wreath, behind L ∙ CASSI ∙ Q ∙ F upwards, border of dots

BMCRR I 3152

Sydenham 779

Crawford 386/1

Northumberland Tablet IV 14 “This is held to commemorate the vow which the consul, Spurius Cassius, made in the Latian War, of dedicating a temple to Ceres and her children, Liber (Bacchus) and Libera.”

Describes Liber as “Bacchus corymbifer” chapleted Dionysus (wearing garlands of clusters of ivy-berries (Bacchi Ovid Fast. I.393) OLD

Ex: CNG auction 72 lot 1319 (June 2006); ex: Marc Poncin; ex: Baldwin auction 42 one of two coin lot 141 (26 Sept 2005) ex: William C. Boyd with tag (Spink 1894) toned dark grey

Baldwin graded this coin as a fine, but CNG correctly as VF. Coin much darker than this CNG photo
4 commentsPetrus Elmsley
M2. Constantinople, RIC VII, 32 R353 viewsAe3 2.9 gm 19 mm Struck: 328 Mark: Є/CONS
Rosette diademed head, right. Gazing to heaven.
Victory seated on cippus facing left, but looking right; palm in each hand. Trophy in front and kneeling captive at feet turning head to look, but spurned by Victory.
B2. Terina, Bruttium (Italia)53 viewsAe18, 4.1 gm, 16.8 mm, 350-275BC, Sear (GC) 697
Obv: Anepigraphic with female head, left, wearing earring and necklace, hair rolled.
Crab with claws extended, crescent above and legend below.
K2. Parium, Mysia53 viewsHemidrachm, 2.4 gm, 14.8 mm, 350-300 BC, Sear (GC) 3919
Obv: Bull standing left, looking back. Π Α above with Ρ Ι and three leaf twig (olive?) beneath.
Rev: Anepigraphic with Gorgon, tongue protruding.
2 commentsMassanutten
J5. Claudius, Common, 50-54 AD.53 viewsObv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P
Bare head, left.
Rev: S C
Minerva advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield.
As 10.9 gm 28.5 mm Mint: Rome RIC 116
Comment: Attributed toward the end of his reign when he added PATER PATRIA to his imperial titles.
E4. Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior (Diadumenian)53 viewsObv: [Κ Μ ΟΠΕ] ΛΛΙ ΑΝΤΩ [Ν] ΔΙΑΔΟVΜ [ΕΝΙΑΝΟC]
Bare head, right.
Conflated personification of Nemesis & Aequitas standing left, holding cornucopiae in left arm and set of balance scales in outstretched right hand. Wheel by knees.
10 gm, 25.6mm, 217-218 AD, AMNG (I) 1861(var)
Comment: Issued under the Provincial Governor, Statius Longinus. The interesting combination of godesses was suggested by Pat Lawrence. Based on that I interpret the message to mean that unethical/unlawful conduct in the marketplace will be judged and condemned in the afterlife.
All too typical of the time, Diadumenian and his father, Macrinus, were assassinated at Antioch by the order of Elagabalus in June of 218. The boy was not quite ten years old.
Attribution thanks go to Steve Minnoch and Pat Lawrence.
2 commentsMassanutten
K6. Severus Alexander53 viewsObv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Laureate and draped bust, right.
Mars advancing right with cloak flying behind, brandishing spear and shield.
Denarius, 2.1 gm, 19.5 mm, Rome RIC 246
Buckle #030 AE-Late-Byzantion Buckle with cross53 viewsBuckle #030 AE-Late-Byzantion Buckle with cross
type: AE Buckle,
size: 32x19mm,
weight: 5,98g,
date:V-VII centuries A.D.,
ref: Florin Curta "Still waiting for barbarians ?" page:432,.
distribution: Byzantion,
Kyme, Aeolis53 views350 - 320 B.C.
Bronze AE 11
0.84 gm, 10.9 mm, 180°
Obv.: eagle standing right with closed wings
Rev.: K - Y either side of one-handled vase
SGCV II 4186, SNG von Aulock 1625
BMC 17 p. 106, 16-20
Kyme mint

2 commentsJaimelai
051 Caracalla (198-217 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC IV-I 111v, Rome, PONTIF-TR-P-XII-COS-III, Plated (Fouree),53 views051 Caracalla (198-217 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC IV-I 111v, Rome, PONTIF-TR-P-XII-COS-III, Plated (Fouree),
avers: -ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers: -PONTIF-TR-P-XII-COS-III, Concordia seated left, holding patera and two cornucopiae.
exergo:-/-//--, diameter:18-19mm, weight:2,60g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date:209-210 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I 111v,
1 commentsquadrans
051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 532b, Rome, AE-As, P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P, Mars in military dress, standing left, Scarce!53 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 532b, Rome, AE-As, P M TR P XVII IMP III COS IIII P P, Mars in military dress, standing left, Scarce!
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Laureate, draped cuirassed bust right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVII-IMP-III-COS-IIII-P-P, Mars in military dress, standing left, foot on helmet, holding branch and inverted spear.
exe: S/C//--, diameter:25,5 mm, weight: 12,44g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 214 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-532b, p-, C-260, Scarce!
Celtic AE-Strap-distribution with Triscele #153 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 Conmemorativa RIC VII Cyzico 72A.jpg
A121B-04 - Acuñaciones Conmemorativas Roma - Constantinopla53 viewsAE3/4 Centenional 17 x 18 mm 2.4 gr.

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

Acuñada 330 - 334 D.C.
Ceca: Cyzico (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: R4

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Cyzicus) #72 Pag.654 - Cohen Vol.VII #17 Pag.330 - DVM #2 Pag.292 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8305.k. Pag.174 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3894
Centenional Teodora RIC VIII Trier 65P.jpg
A124 - 5 - Teodora 53 viewsAE4 Centenional reducido 14 mm 1.9 gr.

Hijastra de Maximiano y segunda esposa de Constancio I Cloro. Sus acuñaciones fueron realizadas póstumamente durante el reinado de los hijos de Constancio(337/340 D.C.), en este caso emisión realizada por Constantino II.

Anv: "FL MAX [THEO - DO]RAE AVG" - Busto con diadema laureada, vistiendo túnica ornamentada y collar formado por una hiladas de perlas, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PIETAS ROMANA" – Pietas (La Piedad) de pié de frente viendo a derecha, llevando un niño a su pecho. "·TRP·" en exergo.

Acuñada 337 - 340 D.C.
Ceca: Tréveri (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Trier) #65 Pag.143 - Cohen Vol.VII #4 Pag.99 DVM #1 Pag.280 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8541.a. Pag.202- Sear RCTV (1988) #3911
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Ch'ing Board of Revenue Hsien Feng Chung Pao53 viewsOb. Hsien Feng Chung Pao
Rev. Tang Shih Ciowan Boo (Equal To 10 The Board of Revenue mint, Peking coin)

Ref. KM1-6
Year 1851-1861
Size 36mm

Chile53 viewsKm218.1 - 10 Pesos - 1986 - (1981-1987)
Km228.2 - 10 pesos - 1995 - (1990-2008)
Km219.1 - 50 pesos - 1981 - (1981-1987)
Km226.2 - 100 Pesos - 1989 - (1988-1999)
Km236 - 100 Pesos - 2006 - (2001-2008)
Km235 - 500 Pesos - 2003 - (2000-2003)
Km197 - 1 Escudo - 1971 - (1971-1972)
Daniel F
Levon III (1301-1307) - Armenian Kingdon of Cilicia53 viewsOBV: King seated, in oriental fashion
REV: Latin cross

Legends not transcribed

20mm 2,4g
Carsten B
Maximian Coded - A with HP - Siscia - RIC 58053 viewsIMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG (2); CONSERVATORI AVGG; Radiate and cuirassed bust right (F); Maximian on left standing right holding scepter in left, Hercules on right standing left leaning on a club in left, both sacrificing over altar between them; with XXIA dot HP dot in ex.cscoppa
claudivs II fides com.JPG
Claudius II RIC V-1 Antioch 207 53 viewsAE 20 mm 3.6 grams
OBV :: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG. Radiated and drapped bust right
REV ::FIDES AVG. Mercury standing left holding purse and caduceus
EX :: Z
RIC V (1) 207 Antioch
Purchased e-bay auction 09/2007
1 commentsJohnny
Tauteval man hand axe - 150,000 to 250,000 years old53 viewsFound Le Vallonnet in the south of France - Tauteval man hand axe.
Dated at around 150,000 to 250,000 years old (very difficult to date) Dating done through patina (rock decay) thickness.
Made from flint resembling butterscotch.
Lower Palaeolithic around half a million years ago with stone tools and fossil remains of some of the oldest humans in Europe. The dating of these finds is not without its problems which, combined with the relatively small number of finds, makes interpretations of these earliest times very difficult and highly contentious. But, from Le Vallonnet in the south of France to the Somme River gravels in northern France, acheulian hand axes thought to be around a half a million years old provide evidence of the earliest habitation of France. In Africa these tools are associated with Homo Erectus, but there is no unequivocal fossil evidence of these early hominids in France. The earliest fossil remains come from Arago Cave in the south and are dated to about 450,000 years ago: the so-called Tauteval man. The remains from this cave represent a few individuals that appear to be ancestors of the Neanderthals.
Licinius I Siscia VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP53 viewsLicinius AE3. 319 AD. IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, two Victories placing shield inscribed VOT/PR upon alter, delta SIS * in exe, RIC VII Siscia 96

201. Septimus Severus; Nikopolis, Lower Moesia53 views"Presumably reflecting Septimius' capture of Ctesiphon in Jan. 198, since we know from IGBulg. II, 659 (Boteva pp. 166-7) that Tertullus was governor when news of that victory and the promotions of Caracalla to Augustus and Geta to Caesar reached Lower Moesia.

Obv. die seems the same as Varbanov 2750 = Bulg. ed. 2163
rev. type apparently unpublished"
2 commentsecoli
Valentinian II unknown SALVS REIPVBLICAE53 viewsmint mark not readable...

Left Field: chi-rho
Faustina Senior, Aeternitas53 viewsDIVA AVG - FAVSTINA
Draped bust right

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

RIC1103b (variant)- RIC only lists as Sesterius; Cohen 16 var (AE As, but obv. legend without AVG)
wildwinds example (this coin)
Ae As; 10.46g; 24mm
Parion, Gorgon/Bull53 viewsParion, 350-300 BC
Silver hemidrachm; 2.32g; 12-13mm

O: Gorgoneion facing
R: Bull standing left, looking back
Commodus - RIC 24953 viewsAR Denarius (18mm - 2.28 g). Rome mint. Struck 191 AD. L AEL AVREL CO-MM AVG P FEL, laureate head right / FELIC PER-PETVAE AVG, Felicitas standing right holding long caduceus in left hand, clasping right hands with Commodus standing left, holding cornucopia. RIC III 249; BMCRE 337; RSC 120; RCV 56371 commentsBud Stewart
Commodus Denarius53 viewsMinted AD 192 in Rome

OBV: L AEL AVREL C[OMM AVG P FEL] - Laureate head right.
REV: LIB AVG PM TRPXVII COS [VII PP] - Libertas standing, facing, holding pileus and holding scepter: star in right field.

18mm 2,8g
Carsten B
Commodus denar53 viewsP M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P1 commentsTibsi
A. concordia avg, sesterce53 viewsicos
(258) Valerien II (BCEN Avril 2013)53 viewsCologne, Rare variante unpublished
published in BCEN 2013
BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Constans II53 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Constans II (641-668 AD) AV Solidus. Struck c. 661-663 AD. Constantinople. Facing busts of Constans, bearded and Constantine IV, beardless; cross between heads D N CONST. . ./ VICTORIA AVGU Cross potent on three steps between standing figures of Heraclius and Tiberius. CONOB in exurge (Constantinople mint). Sear # sb0964. 4.42 g. Coin was mounted in 18k bezel, so some minor field damage. dpaul7
Constantine The Great Camp Gate.jpg
Constantine The Great- CampGate53 viewsConstantine the Great, early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

Laureate head right


CONSTAN-TINVS: Constantine
AVG. Augustus, emperor

PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, The foresight of our emperors

AVGG: Emperors

Campgate with two turrets, 6 layers stones and star above.

Domination: Bronze AE 3, size 18 mm

Mint: TR…, Officina ?? Treveri /Trier
John Schou
Constantius II- SPES REIPVBLICE new.jpg
Constantius II- SPES REIPVBLICE53 viewsConstantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.


Head right, bust draped, cuirassed, and perl-diademed.


DN: Dominus Noster
CONSTAN-TIVS: Constantius
PF: Pius Felix



SPES: Faith/ hope

Emperor helmeted in military dress standing left holding globe in right and spear in left

Domination: Bronze, AE 4, size 15 mm

Mint: ANB, Antiochia. In RIC VIII it is listed as Antiochia 193; dated 6 Nov.355-3 Nov.361; scarce
John Schou
Barbaric Constans ?53 viewsObv:AVG
draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:emperor on galley right , holding labarum
17mm 1.7 gm
Constantine the Great53 viewsConstantine I - Nicomedia Mint - AE3 - RIC VII 188

O: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right

R: GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers standing inward facing two standards between them, holding spears & shields, SMNA in ex.

2.3g, 16.8/17.9mm, 0 degree die axis, 330-335AD
1 commentsBiancasDad
Mn. Cordius Rufus, Crawford 463/1a53 viewsMn. Cordius Rufus, gens Cordia
AR - Denar, 19.5mm, 3.92g
Rome, 46 BC
obv. Conjugated busts of the Dioscuri, wearing laureate pilei, stars above
rev. Venus Verticordia, stg. l., holding scales and transverse sceptre: Cupido on her
l. shoulder.
MN.CORDIVS in r. field (MN ligate)
Crawford 463/1a; Sydenham 976; Cordia 2
about VF
ex Harlan J. Berk
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The Cordia family home, Tusculum, was a center of worship for the Dioscuri twelve miles from Rome. The reverse is a clever play on the moneyer's name and may also compliment Julius Caesar who claimed direct descent from Venus. The particular design of Venus may derive from a statue placed in the temple of Venus Genetrix in the year of issue (FAC).
For more informations look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
Athena, Pegasus stater53 viewsObv: No legend, Pegasos, with pointed wings, flying l., ϙ (koppa) beneath.

Rev: No legend, head of Athena facing left, wearing a Corinthian helmet, bound with olive-wreath, over a leather cap; behind is a boar facing left.

Silver Stater, Corinth mint, 350 - 306 BC

8.1 grams, 20 mm, 0°

GCV 2629 (var.)
3 commentsSPQR Coins
CRISPUS consular bust right53 viewsCRISPVS - NOB CAES
laureated bust right wearing trabea , eagle - tipped sceptre right hand
Lyons mint
RIC. VII, 174 r5
1 commentsgb29400
CRISPUS small bust Iovi Conservatori AVGG53 viewsDN FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureated , draped bust left with globe, sceptre in left hand and mappa in right hand
Cyzicus mint
RIC. VII UNLISTED strucked with Constantinus reverse die
listed in Cohen VII, crispus num 78 (10 gold francs)
Crispus VOT X Rome Mint53 viewsCRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureated cuirassed and draped bust right
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around wreath inscribed VOT X
Rome mint
RIC.VII, 238
1 commentsgb29400
Q.CREPEREIUS M.f.ROCUS53 viewsAR denarius. 72 BC. 3,78 grs. Bust of Amphitrite right,seen from behind letter C before, symbol (crab) behind / Neptune,brandishing trident, in sea chariot right,drawn by two hippocamps,above C.
Q.CREPER.M.F. / ROCVS in two lines below.
Craw 399/1b. RSC Crepereia 2. CNR Crepereia 2/3.
1 commentsbenito
Crispus IOVI CONSERVATORI TIC VII Cyzicus 1753 viewsAE3, 19mm, 2.45g.

Obverse: DN FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI, Jupiter standing L with victory and sceptre, eagle at L foot, captive at R. X above II squiggle in R field.

Exe: SMKB (Cyzicus)

RIC 17, 321-4, R2.

A very nasty piece of repatination, and correspondingly extremely cheap!
142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 113, S/F/BSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, R3!!!53 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 113, S/F/BSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, R3!!!
avers:- IV-L-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAES (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, 3rd-off, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-113-p-438, R3!!
1 commentsquadrans
Henri II de Montpensier (1592-1608), Jeton- 159453 viewsAtelier de Trevoux
HENRY.P. SOVERAIN D DOMBES.DD.MONTPENSIER rosette. Ecu de Bourbon entouré des colliers des ordres du roi
ÆQVVS VTERQVE LABOR, deux boucliers, l'un portant une tete de meduse, l'autre une chouette surmontés d'un soleil
A l'exergue : 1594
4.1 gr, 28 mm
Ref : voir Sirand # 25 pour un exemplaire en argent
Voir egalement : Pierre Pradel, Catalogue des jetons de la Bibliothèque nationale. Princes et princesses de la Maison de France, 1936, pour un exemplaire en argent et trois en laiton
1 commentsPotator II
Domitian RIC-46053 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 86 AD
RIC 460 (R), BMC p. 321, no. *, RSC 210c
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)

All the denarii from this fifth issue of 86 minted after September are quite rare. Domitian was rapidly accumulating imperial salutations during the year, which are likely in conjunction with his Dacian Wars of 85-86. This coin records his fourteenth imperial salutation.

A decent coin with honest wear and a very stylish portrait.

Additional attribution thanks to Curtis Clay.
7 commentsDavid Atherton
Domitian RIC-79053 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 95-96 AD
RIC 790 (C2), BMC 235, RSC 290
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)

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

A very sharp coin in hand.
1 commentsDavid Atherton
ENGLAND - MARY I53 viewsQueen Mary (1553-1558) Silver Groat, 1553-1554. S-2492. Nice, slightly wavy flan. Decent detail on portrait.dpaul7
Delmatius RIC VII, Cyzikus 13253 viewsDelmatius 335 - 337 Caesar, nephew of Constantine I, brother of Hanniballianus
AE - AE 4, 1.77g, 15mm
Cyzikus 4. officina, 336 - 337
cuirassed bust, laureate head r.
2 helmeted soldiers standing facing each another, spear in outer hand,
inner hand on shield setting on ground, between them a standard
exergue: SMK Delta
RIC VII, Cyzikus 132; C.8
R2; good F, sandpatina
added to
20-01 - C. VIBIUS C.F. C.N. PANSA CAETRONIANUS (48 A.C.)53 viewsAR Denarius 17 mm 3.4 gr
Anv: Máscara de Pan barbado viendo a derecha - "PANSA" debajo.
Rev: Júpiter "Axurus" sentado en su trono a izquierda, con la cabeza radiada, portando pátera en su mano derecha y cetro en la izquierda - "C·VIBIUS C· F· C· N" delante, "IOVIS AXVR" detrás.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #420 Pag.153 - Craw RRC #449/1a - Syd CRR #947 -BMCRR #3978 - Sear CRI #20 - RSC Vol.1 Vibia 18 Pag.98
1 commentsmdelvalle
53 viewsDenarius - 68/67 BC - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Bust of Vacuna right, wearing a wreathed and crested helmet, bow and quiver on shoulder, cornucopiae below chin. CESTIANVS left, S C right
Rev.: Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left. M PLAETORIVS M.F. AED CVR around.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 18
Craw. 409/1, Sear RCV 349, BMRRC 3596.
For Crawford, the goddess on obverse is Isis

1 commentsMaxentius
53 viewsDenarius - Denarius - 58 BC.
Obv.:M. SCAVR AED CVR - EX S C - REX ARETAS Nabatean king Aretas kneeling before camel, holding olive branch
Rev.: P HVPSAE AED CVR - CAPTV - C HVPSAE COS PREIVE, Jupiter in quadriga left holding thunderbolt and reins; scorpion to left.
Gs. 4,1 mm. 16,65x17,40
Cr422/1b, Sear RCV 379

1 commentsMaxentius
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2013) (plate coin)53 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 26, 13.08g, 25.98mm, 225°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
Artemis as huntress advancing r., holding bow and drawing arrow from
quiver over r. shoulder; at her l. foot the hound leaping r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1843 (1 ex., Berlin)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov No. (2013) (plate coin)
good F

The state of this coin is not as good as my similar coin AMNG 1844, but the attitude of Artemis is much more dramatical!
1 commentsJochen
Diocletian coded - A with I - RIC V, Siscia 26353 viewsDiocletian 284-305
AE - Antoninian (pre-reform), 3.69g, 23mm
Siscia 1st officina, AD 289/290
bust cuirassed, head radiate r.
Emp. stg. l. and Jupiter stg. r., each holding sceptre, sacrificing at altar
exergue: XXIA dot I dot
RIC V/2, Siscia 263; C.42
Scarce; VF

Shows I, the 1st group of I-O-BI = Gen. of JOVIVS, nick-name of Diocletian
For more information look at Forum's Resources:
Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis, Severus Alexander, Jekov 153 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 26
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
The Great God, in himation and wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head r., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and sacrifying with outstretched r. hand from patera over
lightened altar on l. side
AMNG I/1, 381; Jekov no.1; Varbanov (engl.) 502; BMC 1; SGI 3267
about VF, obv. legend incomplete

The rev. shows that the Great God of Odessos was warshipped in the nearby cities too!
53 viewsDomitianus - DupondiusRugser
domitian as.jpg
81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE as - struck 92-94 AD53 viewsobv: IMP.[CAES.DOMIT.AVG.GERM.CO]S.XVI. CENS.PER.P.P. (laureate head right)
rev: [MONETA] AVGVSTI / S.C. (Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia)
ref: RIC II 408, C.333 (2frcs)
mint: Rome
12.63gms, 25mm

The recurrence of this legend and type on so many imperial medals of diverse reigns is in itself one of the clearest and most direct proofs that these medals were real money.
1 commentsberserker
Domitian Denarius53 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right.

Pegasus advancing right


Rome 76-77 AD

RIC 238 (Vespasian); BMC 193 (Vespasian); S 2637

From a very old collection
3 commentsJay GT4
024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC II 153, RIC-New 720, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, #253 views024 Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC II 153, RIC-New 720, Rome, IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, #2
avers:- IIMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-P-M-TR-P-X, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- IMP-XXI-COS-XV-CENS-P-P-P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, brandishing thunderbolt and shield; owl at her feet.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19mm, weight: 3,37g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 90-91 A.D., ref: RIC-153-p-172, (New-720), C-,
1 commentsquadrans
Domitian As Minerva53 viewsObv.
Laureate head right

Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt & spear, shield at side
3 commentsancientdave
Domitian - [RIC II part 1 763 (C3), RSC II 283, BMCRE II 218, BnF III 193, Hunter I 88]53 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
CN Domitius Denarius 128bc53 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
Domna AE27 Macedon, Amphipolis. Nike adv lt..jpg
Julia Domna, AE-27. Thessalonica, Macedon. Nike.53 viewsImperial Rome, Julia Domna, AD 193 - 217. Æ 27. 13.00 g. Her draped bust lt. / Nike advancing lt., holding wreath and palm. Touratsoglou Em. I:a) 1 (V5/ R-; unlisted rev. die); SNG ANS -.1 commentsFausta
Domna, AE24. Cyclades, Amorgos. 6.32g. Demeter in quadriga. BMC p.84, 7.jpg
Julia Domna, AE-24. Cyclades, Amorgos. Demeter in Quadriga53 viewsCyclades, Amorgos, Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus. Æ -4. 6.32g. Her draped bust rt. / Demeter in quadriga galloping rt., holding torch in each hand. SNG Copenhagen -; BMC Crete, etc. pg. 84, 7.Fausta
Mini 14 - Ruger Ranch Rifle .223 Rem53 viewsSturm Ruger Mini-14 Rifle.
Short Barrel Mini 14 w/ Muzzle Brake & Polymer Stock
Caliber: .223 Rem
In this photo, the bolt is closed, and there is a 30 round magazine in the rifle.
Dupondio CLAUDIO RIC 94.jpg
10-10 - CLAUDIO (41 - 54 D.C.)53 viewsAE Dupondio 30 x 28 mm 10.7 gr.

Anv: "[TI CLAV]DIVS CAESAR AVG [P M TR P IM]P PP]" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a izquierda.
Rev: "CERE[S] AVGVS[TA] - S C" - Ceres sentada a izquierda sosteniendo dos espigas de maiz con mano derecha y larga antorcha cruzada sobre sus piernas y brazo izquierdo.

Acuñada 42 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 #110 Pag.129 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1856 Pag.367 - BMCRE #197 - Cohen Vol.1 #1 Pag.250 - DVM #14 Pag.82 - CBN #222
Egnatius Maxsumus - 76 B.C (FORVM -E)53 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
056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 155, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory right, #153 views056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 155, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory right, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-M-AVR-ANTONINVS-AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- VICTOR-ANTONINI-AVG, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 3,71g, axis:- h,
mint: Rome, date: 218-222 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-155, p-38 , C-291,
056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 028, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P III COS III P P, Sol, radiate, advancing left, 53 views056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), RIC IV-II 028, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P III COS III P P, Sol, radiate, advancing left,
avers:- IMP-ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-III-COS-III-P-P, Sol, radiate, advancing left raising right hand & holding whip, star to left.
exe: */-//--, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight: 2,73g, axis:5h,
mint: Rome, date: 220 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-028, p- , RSC-154, BMC-179,
1 commentsquadrans
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) #1 (plate coin)53 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 24, 8.97g, 24.45mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
bust, cuirassed with scale armour, radiate, r.
in 7 lines, laurel wreath around
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 2010
obv. not found in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. (plate coin)
d) SNG Cop. 285 var. (Pat Lawrence)
about VF, brown patina
added to

Double die match with my coin Elagabal Nikopolis AMNG I, 2010 (#2),
and the obv. is a die match with my Elagabal Nikopolis AMNG I, 2013!
1 commentsJochen
ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. 88-30BC.53 viewsAR hemidrachm.
Zeus right KALLIPOS behind.
XA with monograms around. Thunderbolt below.
BCD 689, Benner Elis 42.
1 commentsDino
Herennia Etruscilla53 viewsRugser
080 Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 059b, Rome, PVDICITIA AVG, seated, #02,53 views080 Herennia Etruscilla (?? A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 059b, Rome, PVDICITIA AVG, seated, #02,
avers:- HER-ETRVSCILLA-AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent.
revers:- PVDICITIA-AVG, Pudicitia seated left holding scepter and drawing veil from her face.
diameter: 23-24 mm,
weight: 3,76 g,
axis: 0 h,
mint: Rome,
date: 249-251 A.D.,
ref: RIC-IV-III-59b, p127, C-19,
081 Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 142b, Rome, PIETAS AVG G, Scarce !,53 views081 Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 142b, Rome, PIETAS AVG G, Scarce !,
avers:- Q-HER-ETR-MES-DECIVS-NOB-C, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- PIETAS-AVG-G, Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
diameter: 22-23mm,
weight: 4,02g,
axis: h,
mint: Rome,
date: 250-251 A.D.,
ref: RIC-IV-III-142b, p-138, C-11,
1 commentsquadrans
081 Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 146, Rome, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Rare!, #2,53 views081 Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 146, Rome, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Rare!, #2,
avers:- Q-HER-ETR-MES-DECIVS-NOB-C, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- PRINCIPI-IVVENTVTIS, Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting elbow on lyre.
diameter: 21mm,
weight: 3,48g,
axis: h,
mint: Rome,
date: 251 A.D.,
ref: RIC-IV-III-146, p-139, C-,
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53 views1 commentsOrthodoxcoins
Roman Republic Fouree Sestertius53 viewsObv: IIS
helmeted head of Roma, r.
dioscuri r.

13mm 0.94g
imitating Sear RCV 46
minted 211 B.C. or later

it may not be in very good condition, but fouree Sestertii are not often seen!
1 commentsTRPOT
Q.CAECILIUS METELLUS CAPRARIUS.53 viewsAR denarius. 125 BC. 3,91 grs. Helmeted head of Roma right, ROMA behind, mark of value below chin / Jupiter in biga of elephants left, Victory flying right above. In exergue C.METELLVS.
Craw 269/1. RSC Caecilia 14.
Marti Herrera 68 ,lot 108.

1 commentsbenito
Fausta, Thessalonica53 viewsFLAV MAX - FAVSTA AVG
Mantled and bareheaded bust right with waved hair

Empress (as Spes) standing facing, looking left, head veiled, and holding two children in her arms.

Thessalonica mint RIC 161; Ae 18-19mm; 3.05g
1 commentsarizonarobin
faustina1 RIC374.jpg
138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AR denarius - struck after 141 AD53 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: AVGVSTA (Pietas standing left with raised hand, altar at foot left)
ref: RIC III 374 (Ant.Pius), RSC 124 (2frcs)
3.23gms, 17mm,
Draped bust right

Juno standing left holding patera in outstretched right hand and long sceptre in left hand; peacock at her feet.

Denarius struck 161 - 175 in Rom
Cohen 139 - RIC.696

FAUSTINA JUNIOR, daughter of Antoninus Pius and wife of Marcus Aurelius. Augusta 147-175 AD
1 commentsgb29400
Faustina Junior, Hilaritas53 viewsFaustina Junior

diademed draped bust right

Hilaritas standing palm in right hand, cornucopiae in left

Ar 18mm; 3.24g
BMC 100, Coh. 111, RIC 686
Faustina II (c. 130-176 AD) - AE As - Rome53 viewsRoman empress, wife of the emperor Marcus Aurelius

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

Minted in Rome (145-146 AD)
References: RIC III Antoninus Pius, 1389a (C)
Weight: 10.29 g
Dimensions: 25 mm
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France (Feudal): Dombes (Principality of Dombes). Gaston d’Orléans, prince usufructuary (1627-1650)53 viewsPoey d’Avant 5207 var., Divo Dombes 210 var., CGKL 756, Boudeau 1088

AE denier tournois, dated 1649. 17 mm. Trévoux mint.

Obv: GAST • PATR • R • VSFR • PR • DOM • A •, bust facing right, in a circle.

Rev: + DENIER • TOVRNOIS • 1649, three lilies under a lambel.

Dombes became a sovereign principality in 1402 (shortly after Louis II, Duke of Bourbon acquired both the northern and southern parts of the area and consolidated them), and continued as such until 1762, when it was surrendered to the crown.

Gaston (1608-1660), the third son of Henri IV and Mary de Médicis, became Duke of Orléans upon the death of his brother in 1611. In 1627 he married the daughter of Duke Henri of Bourbon-Montpensier. She died in 1627 giving birth to their daughter, Ann Mary Louise d’Orléans (1627-1693), and Gaston was usufructuary for the girl until 1650.

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Penannular Fibulae, Omega fibula, Fibula #068, AE 53 viewsFibula #068, AE Penannular Fibulae, Omega fibula,
type: Omega fibula, Pennanular fibula,
A Roman annular brooch or ring buckle. Pin missing. Stops formed by raised studs. Decorated with engraved lines.
size: 63,5x56,5mm,
date: A.D.,
ref: .,
distribution: ,
Penannular Fibulae, Omega fibula, AE Fibula #086, #253 viewsFibula #086, AE Penannular Fibulae, Omega fibula, #2
type: Omega fibula, Pennanular fibula .
size: 35x36mm,
weight: 6,19g,
date: A.D.,
ref: .,
distribution: ,
Roman Plate, Enamelled, long cruciform Fibula #050,53 viewsRoman Plate, Enamelled, long cruciform Fibula #050,
type: ,
size: 46x27mm,
weight: 6,22g,
date: A.D.,
ref: .,
distribution: ,
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Follis Constantino I RIC VI Thessalonica 61b_G.jpg
A121-06 - Constantino I "El Grande" (307 - 337 D.C.)53 viewsAE Follis 24 x 23 mm 3.5 gr.

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

Acuñada 312 - 313 D.C.
Ceca: Tessalonica (Off.3ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Thessalonica) #61b Pag.519 - Cohen Vol.VII #309 Pag.264 - DVM #48 var Pag.290 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8138.b.2. Pag.153
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Macedonia - Philip II AE1853 viewsPhilip II AE18.
Obv:- Diademed head of Apollo left
Rev:- ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Horse and rider left, symbol below
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus antoninianus53 viewsRIC 447 (4,2 gm, 23 mm).
Mint of Asia, 255-6 AD.

Bold coin with
pure & sharp reverse.

1 commentsneander
Ptolemy II Philadelphos - Alexandria - Diobol - 285/246BC - Obverse53 viewsPtolemy Coin GAE233
Ptolemy II Philadelphos - Alexandria - Diobol - 285/246BC
AE 25.8-26.6mm : 17.462gm
OBV - Laureate Zeus facing right
REV - Eagle standing on thunderbolt facing left, wing open, head facing left, no leg monogram, shield in left field. BASILEOS right, PTOLEMAIOY left
REF - Svoronos 610 (Plate 12 #17) SNGCop 114 Weiser 18
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090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 122var. (??? Not in RIC this legend variation), Rome ???, P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Emperor veiled, seated left,53 views090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 122var. (??? Not in RIC this legend variation), Rome ???, P M TR P V COS IIII P P, Emperor veiled, seated left,
avers:- IMP-GALLIENVS-P-F-AVG-GERM, Radiated, draped bust right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-V-COS-IIII-P-P, Emperor, veiled, seated left in curule chair, holding globe in right hand and short scepter in left.
exerg: -/-/--, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,35g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome ???, date: 257-259 ??? A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-122var. (??? Not in RIC this legend variation), p-, C-,
1 commentsquadrans
ENGLAND - GEORGE IV53 viewsGeorge IV - Britannia seated on reverse. 1826 FARTHING. KM-697dpaul7
ENGLAND - George III53 viewsENGLAND - George III (1760-1820) 1799 Cu Farthing. KM #646.dpaul7
LYDIA. Sardes. Germanicus, with Drusus (Caesar, 15 BC-AD 19). Ae (Restruck circa AD 28/9)53 viewsAsinius Pollio, proconsul

This coin was originally struck with the reverse legend EPI ARXIEREWS ALEXANDROU KLEWNOS SARDIANOU but using an elaborate set of ring shaped countermark dies the obverse and reverse legends were restruck, the reverse indicating the new magistrate.

Obverse Description : Togate figures of Drusus and Germanicus seated left on curule chairs, one figure holding a lituus
Reverse Description : KOINOY AΣΙΑΣ in two lines within wreath; legend around
Weight: 15.5 gm
Diameter: 29 mm

RPC 2995

Supposedly there is an article about this coin in the November 1994 issue of The Celator. I'm trying to locate a copy of that article-- no luck finding it online so I'll have to find and buy a copy of that issue. The piece by Thomas McKenna is titled "The case of the curious coin of Caligula: A provincial bronze restruck with legend-only dies".
3 commentsTIF
Geta AE 14 of Nikaea, 198-209 AD53 viewsGeta
Nicaea, Bithynia
AE 14
Nicaea, 198-209 AD
Zeus standing facing, holding scepter in l., patera in r. Eagle at l.
Waddington S462; SNG Hunter S249
2 commentsArdatirion
26 Geta53 viewsGETA
AR Denarius, 209-211 AD

P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bare-headed, draped bust right / LIBERALITAS AVG VI, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus & cornucopia.

RSC 69, RIC 44 EF
Ex Frasciatus
Ric-144 Gordian III Fortuna53 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
FORTVNA REDVX - Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel under chair.

Rome mint: AD 243 (12th Issue, 2nd Officina)
Ric-144 Cohen-98
gordian III com.JPG
Gordian III RIC IV Rome 15453 viewsAR 21-23 mm 3.7 grams Late 243/early 244 AD
OBV :: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG. Radiate and draped bust right
REV :: VICTOR AETER. Victory standing left holding palm branch, resting shield on captive at feet
EX :: (blank)
RIC IV Rome 154, Cohen 348.
RIC rated common
Purchased from e-bay auction 11/2007

32 Gordian III RIC 6753 viewsGordian III 238-244 AD. Ar Antoninianus. Rome Mint. 240 AD. (3,9 gr 21 mm) Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right. Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopia.
RIC 67;RSC 142; Sears 8621

Ex: Private collection
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Gordian III AE Pentassarion (AE27) of Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior53 viewsGordian III AE Pentassarion (AE27)
238-244 AD
27mm, 10.0g
Dionysopolis, Moesia Inferior
Laureate draped bust of Gordian facing bust of Serapis
Demeter standing left with corn ears and scepter, E to right
1 commentsricksta
Alexander III53 viewsAlexander the great
AE17 336-323 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander as Herakles right
Reverse:ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ across field;above club; bow in cases ; down Π

17.33mm 6.76gm

PRICE 311 ;SEAR 6739 ;(Drama hoard)
JUDEA - ALEXANDER JANNAEUS (Yehonatan)53 viewsHendin #470 - AE Prutah. 103-76 B.C.E. Obverse: Anchor; in Greek: Of King Alexander. Reverse: Star of 8 pellets. No inscription between the pellets. 1 commentsdpaul7
Laureate head of Hadrian right

Fortuna stg left holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae

Rome 134 AD


Sear 3494
RIC 244
Jay GT4
Hadrian Sestertius53 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate head of Hadrian Right

Fortuna standing left holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae

Rome 133 AD


Sear 3599, RIC 759

SOLD February 2015
1 commentsJay GT4
032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 013v, Rome, PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS II P P, PIE-TAS, Plated (Fouree),53 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 013v, Rome, PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS II P P, PIE-TAS, Plated (Fouree),
avers: - IMP-CAESAR-TRAIAN-HADRIANVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers: -PARTHIC-DIVI-TRAIANA-AVG-P-M-TR-P-COS-II-P-P, PIE-TAS, Pietas standing left, raising hand; PIE TAS across fields.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:18mm, weight:2,83g, axis:h,
mint: Rome, date:117 A.D., ref:RIC-13var.,???,
139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Cyzicus, RIC VII 039, -/-//SMKΓ•, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, R4!!!53 views139 Helena (? -329 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Cyzicus, RIC VII 039, -/-//SMKΓ•, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, R4!!!
avers:- FL-HELENA-AVGVSTA, (12,E10), Diademed, draped bust right, with necklace.
revers:- SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICA, Securitas standing left, lowering branch with left hand, raising robe with right hand.
exergo: -/-//SMKΓ•, diameter: 16,5-18mm, weight: 3,09g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: 325-26 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-039, p-649, R4!!!
Calabria, Tarentum Ar Diobol; 380-325 b.C.53 viewsCalabria, Tarentum Ar Diobol; 380-325 b.C.
1,07 g; 11mm
OBV/ Head of Athena r. wearing crested helmet upon which Skylla, on flap of helmet Φ
REV/ Herakles naked kneeling r. on r. knee grappling with lion, in r. hand club.

Vlasto 1311 (same dies); ANS Wheaton 10
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Herennia Etruscilla antoninianus. 53 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
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HERENNIA 1a53 viewsM. Herennius (c. BC 108/107)
1 commentsRugser
082 Hostilian (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 177b, Rome, MARTI PROPVGNATORI, Caesar, Scarce!,53 views082 Hostilian (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 177b, Rome, MARTI PROPVGNATORI, Caesar, Scarce!,
avers:- C-VALENS-HOSTIL-MES-QVINTVS-N-C, radiate, draped bust right,
revers:- MARTI-PROPVGNATORI, Mars advancing right holding spear and shield.
diameter: 20,5-22 mm,
weight: 3,63 g,
axis: 7 h,
mint: Rome,
date: 251 A.D.,
ref: RIC-177b, p-144, C-15, scarce,
Huszár 602, Pohl 140-8, Unger 477h, Réthy II 147-14853 viewsHungary. Wladislaus I (Ulászló in Hun.) (1440-1444). Billon denar, 14.5 mm.

Obv: [M WLA]DIS—[LAI REGIS], Patriarchal cross, W–crossed pitchforks (privy mark) in fields.

Rev: [S L]ADIS[L—AV REX, Standing king, facing, holding halberd and imperial orb,.

The type was struck in 1440-1441 (per Huszár and Pohl). This privy mark was struck in Veszprém by Bishop Matthias Gathalóczy (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 6.

Ladislaus I (László in Hun.) (1077-1095) was canonized in 1192. His name typically appeared, albeit in an increasingly decaying form, on the reverse of 12th century emissions, and his stylized image and name appeared on this and other later emissions.

“Owing to inner strife and disordered general conditions, the coins [of this period] were usually minted with extremely low precious metal content; moreover, poor mintages were often struck with negligently engraved dies. As a result of the hurried, superficial minting, it was sometimes doubtful whether a faulty coin had been issued officially, or was a forgery” (Huszár 1963).
Spain, Torralba d'en Salord53 viewsPlace: Torralba d'en Salord, Menorca
Country: Spain

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

The large T-shaped monument that is depicted in the photo is called a Taula, and it's probably a sanctuary. A U-shaped wall encloses the Taulas; these precincts are 3000 years old, but the age of its central monuments is unknown. This Taula measures 5 meters tall and it's the largest of its kind.
VRBS Roma (330-335 A.D.)53 viewsAv.: VRBS ROMA
Rv.: She-wolf with Romulus and Remus
Ex.: TRP

AE Follis Ø17-19 / 2.7g
RIC VII 561 Trier
53 viewsSome coins displayed in the Alte Museum Berlin.1 commentsareich
Roman Dark blue Glass-Intaglo #002,53 viewsRoman Dark blue Glass-Intaglo #002,
type: Glass-Intaglio, Roma ???
size: 14,5x11,1mm,
date: A.D.,
ref: .,
distribution: ,
53 viewsAutonomous coin of mint Roma
under Ostrogoths
XL nummii
r/ XL retrograde
Ionia Teos Stater rensa.jpg
Ionia Teos Stater53 viewsIonia, Teos. Circa 510-490 BC. AR Stater (11.74 gm, 21mm). Obv.: Griffin with curled wings seated right, forepaw raised; club before. Rev.: Quadripartite incuse square. J.M.Balcer, The Early Silver Coinage of Teos, SNR 47, 1968, 22. Jan Terje R
Iovi Conservatori Cldcf53 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, front view, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: IOVICONSERVATORI, SC left and right, low in field
Jupiter naked except for cloak hanging behind him over both arms, standing front, head left, holding thurderbolt in right hand and vertical spear (sceptre?) in left
BMC 61*, RIC 559 (but without Severus Alexander, typo?)
weight, 13.06g; die axis, 6h
A scarce specimen with reverse slightly double struck. A rather thinnish flan
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53 viewsEAST AFRICA, Kilwa Sultanate. 'Ali bin al-Hasan. Late 5th century AH / 11th century AD
Æ Fals (21mm, 2.68 g, 3 h). Kilwa Kisiwani mint.
Inscription in two lines; star at center
Inscription in three lines
Album 1180; Walker, Kilwa 12; SICA 10, 589-91; Zeno 87054 (this coin)

Acquired in the 1960's, likely through circulation in Dar-es-Salaam.

Chittick ("On the Chronology of the sultans of Kilwa" in NC 13, 1973), the excavator of Kilwa Kisiwani, notes that these issues were found in the earliest stratigraphic layers and accordingly reassigns them to the first sultan of Kilwa. Walker and Freeman-Grenville gave them to an otherwise unattested 13th century ruler of the same name. However, the picture is muddled by finds from the excavations at Songo Mnara, occupied only between the 14th and 16th centuries, where this type was among the most numerous to be found. The type is unlikely to have remained in circulation for such a long period and may been reissued by subsequent rulers.
Italy- Napoli- Mount_vesuvius.jpg
Italy- Napoli- Mount_vesuvius53 viewsOn August 24 of 79 A.D., the area around Mount Vesuvius shook with a huge earthquake. The mountain's top split open and a monstrous cloud raced upward. The inhabitants of Pompeii were showered with ash, stones, and pumice. A river of mud was beginning to bury the city of Herculaneum. The uncle of Pliny the Younger, known as Pliny the Elder, was a commander of a fleet of war ships at Misenum (see map). He decided to use his ships to rescue people close to the volcano. The nephew describes the huge cloud towering over the area (Radice, 1969):

. . . its general appearance can best be expressed as being like a pine rather than any other tree, for it rose to a great height on a sort of trunk and then split off into branches, I imagine because it was thrust upwards by the first blast and then left unsupported as the pressure subsided, or else it was borne down by its own weight so that it spread out and gradually dispersed. Sometimes it looked white, sometimes blotched and dirty, according to the amount of soil and ashes it carried with it. (p. 427)

Pliny the Elder's ship approached the shore near Pompeii.

Ashes were already falling, hotter and thicker as the ships drew near, followed by bits of pumice and blackened stones, charred and cracked by the flames . . . Meanwhile on Mount Vesuvius broad sheets of fire and leaping flames blazed at several points, their bright glare emphasized by the darkness of night. (pp. 429, 431)

But they could not land because the shore was blocked by volcanic debris, so they sailed south and landed at Stabiae. Hoping to quiet the frightened people, the uncle asked to be carried to the bath house. Afterward he lay down and ate. Next, hoping to quiet the inhabitants, he went to bed. The volcano did not do likewise, however.

By this time the courtyard giving access to his room was full of ashes mixed with pumice-stones, so that its level had risen, and if he had stayed in the room any longer he would never had got out. . . . They debated whether to stay indoors or take their chance in the open, for the buildings were now shaking with violent shocks, and seemed to be swaying to and fro as if they were torn from their foundations. Outside on the other hand, there was the danger of falling pumice-stones, even though these were light and porous. . . . As a protection against falling objects they put pillows on their heads tied down with cloths. (pp. 431, 433)

Finally, the uncle decided to leave. The level of ash and pumice-stone had risen to the point that a hasty departure seemed the best option.

. . . the flames and smell of sulphur which gave warning of the approaching fire drove the others to take flight and roused him to stand up . . . then [he] suddenly collapsed, I imagine because the dense fumes choked his breathing by blocking his windpipe which was constitutionally weak and narrow and often inflamed . . . his body was found intact and uninjured, still fully clothed and looking more like sleep than death. (p. 433)

Later, Pliny the Younger and his mother leave Misenam to escape from the approaching volcanic conflagration. They travel across country to avoid being trampled by the crowds of people on the road.

We also saw the sea sucked away and apparently forced back by the earthquake: at any rate it receded from the shore so that quantities of sea creatures were left stranded on dry sand. On the landward side a fearful black cloud was rent by forked and quivering bursts of flame, and parted to reveal great tongues of fire, like flashes of lightning magnified in size. . . . We had scarcely sat down to rest when darkness fell, not the dark of a moonless or cloudy night, but as if the lamp had been put out in a closed room. You could hear the shrieks of women, the wailing of infants, and the shouting of men; some were calling their parents, others their children or their wives, trying to recognize them by their voices. People bewailed their own fate or that of their relatives, and there were some who prayed for death in their terror of dying
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036 Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-485.var,53 views036 Janos Hunyadi., Gubernator of Hungary, (1446-1453 A.D.) AR-billon Denarius, U-485.var,
avers:- + TEMPO•IOhAnIS (legend variation), Patriarchal cross in circle, mint-mark on each side (h-P or n-P); border of dots.
revers:- + m•REGIS•VGRE (legend variation), Hungarian shield with Árpadian stripes in circle; border of dots.
diameter: 13mm, weight: 0,40g, axis: 11h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, mint mark: h-P (or n-P), by (Pohl)., date: 1446 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Unger-485.d.var, CNH-2-156, Huszar-618,
Low Countries, silver jeton 1590: the capture of Breda53 viewsObverse: PARATI•VINCERE•AVT•MORI•+•NONAR•MARTII, Dutch soldiers leaving ship which is carrying peat

Minted in: Dordrecht

The Siege of Breda in 1590 was an extremely short battle during the Eighty Years' War during which a Dutch army led by Maurice of Nassau captured the heavily protected city of Breda by a clever tactic reminiscent of the Trojan horse. The Dutch commander was informed that a ship carrying peat to the city was never checked by the Spanish soldiers. Together with the ship's captain he thought of a plan which involved 70 Dutch soldiers hiding in the peat. The plan worked and the city was taken with an absolute minimum of casualties on the Dutch side.
Tye 21.2, Deyell 5253 viewsShahis [?] (ca. 900-1,200 A.D.). AR jital, possibly minted unofficially, north of the Shahi realm, 18 mm.

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

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

Tye rarity rating Scarce.

The history of the Shahi dynasties is almost unknown. The Hindu Shahi dynasty succeeded an earlier Buddhist Shahi dynasty, and was founded in 870 A.D. by Kallar, a Brahmin vazir to the last Buddhist king. The kingdom included portions of Kabulistan (the eastern territories of Greater Khorasan centered around Kabul, now in Afghanistan) and the old province of Gandhara (now in northern Pakistan), with capitals at Kabul and Ohind (in Gandhara). They lost Kabul to the Saminids around 988 A.D. and lost Ohind to Mahmud of Ghazni around 988 A.D. The coins bearing the legend Sri Samanta Deva (= Lord Feudatory Chief) were issued further east and later (albeit, with overlap) than those bearing the legend Sri Spalapati Deva (= Lord Commander of the Army).
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Sear 1437 - Follis - 705-711 AD - Syracuse mint53 viewsEmperor: Justinian II (Second Reign: 705-711 AD)
Date: 705-711 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: No legend
Busts of Justinian and Tiberius, facing, each wearing chlamys and crown with cross on circlet, and holding between them long cross potent on base.

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

Syracuse mint
DO 20 bis; Sear 1437
2.303g; 21.5mm; 150°
Jovian53 viewsBronze AE 3, RIC 423, S 4086, VM 12, VF, Siscia mint, 3.081g, 19.2mm, 45o, 363 - 364 A.D.; obverse D N IOVIAN-VS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse , VOT V in wreath, crescent [...]SISC in ex

purchased 09/2007 forvm e-bay auctions
KINGS of MAURETANIA. Juba II, with Cleopatra Selene. 53 viewsObverse: REX IVBA, Diademed head of Juba right
Reverse: BACCILICCA KLEOP[ATPA], Star and crescent
Mint : Caesarea
Date : Struck circa 16-17 AD
Reference : MAA 85; SNG Copenhagen 590; Mazard 300
Grade : EF
Weight : 2.96 g
Denom : Denarius
Dealer : Baldwin's
Comments : Juba was married to the only surviving child of Cleopatra VII, Selene (goddess of the moon). This may be a reference to Juba's wife depicted on the reverse.
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC D553 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.85g, 14.17mm, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהו / חנןהכה / ןהגדלו / חברה / ידמ
from r. to l.:
YHW / (Ch)NN H KH / N H G DL W / (Ch)BR H / YDM
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= 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. Hendin 4, 453; AJC Pb3; TJC D5

Typically for group D is the line as N
153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII ???, Thessalonica, SECVRITAS REIPVB, #253 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII ???, Thessalonica, SECVRITAS REIPVB, #2
avers:- DN-FL-CL-IVLI-ANVS-PF-AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
revers:- SECVRITAS-REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above
exergo: palm dot TES B palm?
date: 361-363
mint: Thessalonica
diameter: 27-28mm
weight: g
ref: RIC-???, NOT IN RIC!!
Julia Domna- Diana Lucifera Laodicea Mint RIC 63853 viewsObv: IVLIA AVGVSTA
Julia Domna draped, right
Diana holding torch with crescent at her shoulders.

Laodicea Mint, AD 196
RIC 638. BMCRE 277, 598. RSC 27a. RCV 6578
This coin displays the trademark loop of fabric on Domna's neck, marking it as the product of the mint at Laodicea ad Mare (modern Latakia, Syria). It is a fine example of the Eastern style of the Laodicea mint.
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Julius Caesar53 views1 commentsGhengis_Jon
Julius Caesar53 viewsThis is the coin that killed Julius Ceasre. He died soon after this was made.1 commentsgoldcoin
201a. Julia Domna53 viewsIn Rome, when the worship of Cybele, as Magna Mater, was formally initiated in 203 BC, Rome was embroiled in the Second Punic War. The previous year, an inspection had been made of the Sibylline Books, and some oracular verses had been discovered that announced that if a foreign foe should carry war into Italy, he could be driven out and conquered if the Mater Magna were brought from Pessinos to Rome. Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica was ordered to go to the port of Ostia, accompanied by all the matrons, to meet the goddess. He was to receive her as she left the vessel, and when brought to land he was to place her in the hands of the matrons who were to bear her to her destination, the Temple of Victory on the Palatine Hill. The day on which this event took place, 12 April, was observed afterwards as a festival, the Megalesian. (Livy, History of Rome, circa AD 10)

In Rome, her Phrygian origins were recalled by Catullus, whose famous poem on the theme of Attis includes a vivid description of Cybele's worship: "Together come and follow to the Phrygian home of Cybele, to the Phrygian forests of the goddess, where the clash of cymbals ring, where tambourines resound, where the Phrygian flute-player blows deeply on his curved reed, where ivy-crowned maenads toss their heads wildly."

Roman devotion to Cybele ran deep. Not coincidentally, when a Christian basilica was built over the site of a temple to Cybele, to occupy the site, it was dedicated as the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

The worship of Cybele penetrated as far as Mauretania, where, just outside Setif, the ceremonial "tree-bearers" and the faithful (religiosi) restored the temple of Cybele and Attis after a disastrous fire in AD 288. Lavish new fittings paid for by the private group included the silver statue of Cybele and the chariot that carried her in procession received a new canopy, with tassels in the form of fir cones. (Robin Lane Fox, Pagans and Christians, p 581.)

Today, a monumental statue of Cybele can be found in one of the principal traffic circles of Madrid, the Plaza de Cibeles (illustration, upper right).

In Roman mythology, Magna Mater deorum Idaea ("great Idaean mother of the gods") was the name for the originally Phrygian goddess Cybele, as well as Rhea.

Her cult moved from Phrygia to Greece from the 6th century to the 4th. In 205 BC, Rome adopted her cult.

Julia Domna Denarius. 212 AD. IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right / MATRI DEVM, Cybele standing left, leaning on column, holding drum & scepter, lion at foot. RSC 137. RIC 382
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Zeus on Kassander AR Tetradrachm53 viewsCirca 317-315 B.C. AR Tetradrachm in the name and types of Philip II, 14.31g. Pella Mint. Le Rider-531 (D281/R436), SNG ANS-450 (same dies). Obverse laureate head of Zeus right. Reverse ΦIΛIΠ-ΠOY nude youth, holding palm frond and reins, on horseback right; coiled serpent below, Boeotian shield below foreleg. EF, lightly toned, some die wear on obverse, die break and die shift on reverse. Attractive style.

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CHINA - TANG DYNASTY Kai Yuan53 viewsCHINA - TANG DYNASTY (618-907 AD) 1 Cash, Kai Yuan Tong Bao. Early Period coin (621-718). Reference: Hartill #14.2. Slightly larger size than normal. In early period coins, the JING 井 component of KAI 開 does NOT touch the hole; the head of TONG 通 is small; the top stroke of YUAN 元 is short. dpaul7
0618 Focas, 602-61053 viewsAV solidus, 21.3mm, 4.41g, VF
Struck 603-607 at Constatinople
ON FOCAS PERP AVC, Draped and cuirassed bust facing, wearing crown without pendilia, and holding globus cruciger / VICTORI - A AVCC B, Angel standing facing, holding in right hand long staff surmounted by Rho, and in left hand globus cruciger. CON OB in exg.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Sear 618; DO 5b.2
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Philip III, 323-317 BC; Magnesia 323-319 BC53 viewsAR drachm, 18mm, 4.26g, Nice VF
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. Thyrsus in left field.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Price P51; Müller P80
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Philip III, 323-317 BC; Kolophon 323-319 BC53 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
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Latvia53 viewsKm? - 1 Santims - 2005
Km? - 2 Santimi - 2006
Km? - 5 Santimi - 2006
Km17 - 10 Santimu - 1992
Km22 - 20 Santimu - 1992
Km13 - 50 Santimu - 1992
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Mark Antony, Triumvir and Imperator, 44 - 30 B.C.53 viewsMARCUS ANTONIUS (Marc Antony) AR silver legionary denarius. Legion XXIII. 18mm, 3.5g. Struck at a military mint, likely Patrae, 32-31 BC. Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley sailing. Reverse: LEG XXIII, eagle between standards. Ex Incitatus.

Legion XXII, the 22nd, is the second-last legion in the series and one of the scarcer types of the regular numbered legions.

Marcus Antonius (in Latin: M·ANTONIVS·M·F·M·N[1]) (January 14, 83 BC – August 1, 30 BC), known in English as Mark Antony, was a Roman politician and general. He was an important supporter and the loyal friend of Gaius Julius Caesar as a military commander and administrator, despite his blood ties, through his mother Iulia, to the branch of Caesars opposed to the Marians and murdered by them. After Caesar's assassination, Antony formed an official political alliance with Octavian (Augustus) and Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, known to historians today as the Second Triumvirate.

The triumvirate broke up in 33 BC. Disagreement between Octavian and Antony erupted into civil war, the Final War of the Roman Republic, in 31 BC. Antony was defeated by Octavian at the naval Battle of Actium, and in a brief land battle at Alexandria. He and his lover Cleopatra committed suicide shortly thereafter.

For anyone tempted to laud Marcus Antonius, to Antony's great shame read what Plutarch wrote about what Antony did to Cicero:

Plutarch: Cicero's Death

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

When these members of Cicero were brought to Rome, Antony was holding an assembly for the choice of public officers; and when he heard it, and saw them, he cried out, "Now let there be an end of our proscriptions." He commanded his head and hands to be fastened up over the rostra, where the orators spoke; a sight which the Roman people shuddered to behold, and they believed they saw there, not the face of Cicero, but the image of Antony's own soul.

Translation by John Dryden:

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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ROMAN EMPIRE - LEO I53 viewsBronze AE4, Vagi 3793, S 4342, F, uncertain mint, 1.134g, 12.6mm, 0o, obverse D N LEONS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse , Leo's Latin monogram within wreath; brown patina; scarcedpaul7
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Lepold I, Holy Roman Emperor also known as 'the hogmouth'.53 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.
ROMAN EMPIRE, Leo AE4 457-474 Constantinople (CON)53 viewsObv: ...FAVG
Rev: Lion Crouching Left, Looking Right
RIC X 674-675
Akarnania, Leukas. Federal Coinage. Herakles/Acheloos53 viewsAkarnania, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy), 3rd Century BC, Æ 23 - Leukas Head of Herakles right / Bearded head of river-god Acheloos right, trident above, APK monogram behind. BCD Akarnania 34; BMC 169, 16var.; Imhoof Blumer, A. 17, 5 var.ancientone
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