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Antoninus Pius as Caesar, As42 viewsRIC 1088.
Rev: TRIB POT COS, clasped hands holding winged caduceus.
E Pinniger
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Sicily, Akragas, (410-406 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG ANS 1003ff, Akragas, Crab,42 viewsSicily, Akragas, (410-406 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, SNG ANS 1003ff, Akragas, Crab,
avers:- Eagle left, clutching dead hare in its talons.
revers:- Crab; fish right below.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 14-15,5mm, weight: 1,74g, axis: 0h,
mint: Sicily, Aragas, date: 410-406 B.C., ref: Crawford-53b-1 SNG-Cop-57, SNG-ANS-1003ff,
Q-001
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Kyzicus, Mysia, Silver hemiobol, After 480 BC 42 viewsKyzicus, Mysia, AR hemiobol, After 480 BC, Obv: Forepart of boar left, tunny upward behind. Rev: Lion head roaring left, small facing panther head above.
Antonio Protti
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alexander severus salus42 viewsIMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
PM TR P IIII COS PP
mint : roma
225 AD
frederic
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ANTIOCH 01 [9]b SMANT[delta,epsilon]42 viewsRIC - (see 85 and 91)
The SMANT[officina] mark was used on the Campgate issues but only on a small number of dies at the start of the GLORIA EXERCITVS 2 standard coinage. It is attested by RIC 85, representing Gloria issues of Constantine I in workshops 2 and 4 but not for any other ruler. The officina mark (delta+epsilon, or 4+5=9) is another way of writing theta, sometimes considered an unlucky letter since it could stand for 'Thanatos' (Death).
Its extreme rarity means that this mark must belong to a very short period, presumably around May 330 at the very beginning of the Gloria coinage (and associated city commemorative issues). Only two VRBS ROMA coins are known with this mark, both struck from the same dies, giving further evidence of this issue's rarity. Weight 2.65g.
adrianus
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Postumus, reduced irregular double sestertius42 views[IMP C POSTV]MVS P F AVG, Radiate bust right.
VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left.
A very small reduced bronze. Too thick to be a copy of an antoninianus and very small for an irregular double sestertius (?or dupondius).
21mm.
Adrianus
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AE-Bug, #12,42 viewsAE-Bug, #12,
size: 11-13,5mm,
weight: 1,95g,
Q-001
quadrans
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Ptolemy VI and VIII AE2942 viewsgparch
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Agrippa42 viewsAgrippa, as (struck under Caligula).
Son-in-law of Augustus.
RIC 58.
11,37 g, 28-29 mm.
Rome, 37-41 A.D.
Obv. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head of Agrippa left wearing rostral crown.
Rev. S C either side of Neptune standing left holding dolphin and trident.

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a renowned Roman general and close friend of Octavian (Augustus). As general, Agrippa defeated the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium. In 21 B.C., Augustus married his own daughter Julia to Agrippa. By Julia, Agrippa had two daughters, Vipsania Julia Agrippina and Vipsania Agrippina maior, and three sons, Gaius, Lucius and Agrippa Postumus.
1 commentsMarsman
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Egypt, Alexandria, Trajan, Geissen 63642 viewsTrajan, AD 98-117
AE - drachm, 33.58mm, 21.83g
Alexandria, AD 113/114 (year 17?)
obv. [AVT TRAIAN CEB GERM]
bust, draped and wreathed with corn-ears(?), r.
rev. Dionysos in long garment and holding thyrsos in r. hand, std. l. in biga with two panthers l; the panther in front with raised l. foot and looking r.
in field LIZ(?) (year 17)
rwef. Geissen 636
F/F+, worn obv. but rev. with nice coloured patina

The correct attribution depends on the date in the field of the rev. which can't be identified for sure.
1 commentsJochen
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336-323 BC - Alexander (III) The Great - Club, Bow and Case Reverse42 viewsKing: Alexander (III) The Great (r. 336-323 BC)
Date: 336 - about 300 BC?
Condition: Fair
Size: AE17

Obverse: Head of Herakles right

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

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

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

Bought at the Baltimore coin show 2010

Diam 26 mm, wt 17.1 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Pontos, Amisos, AE2442 views24 mm, 21.08 g
obv: head right wearing bashlyk
rev: AMIΣOY; quiver and unstrung bow.
5 commentsareich
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Anastasius I 491-518 AC.42 viewsAE Follis of Anastasius I 491-518 AC.

Weight: 15.6gr
Ř:35 mm

Obv: ANASTASIVS PP AVG - Anastasius right

Rev: M in center, Cross above, star to either side of M.

Minted in Constantinople between 512-518AC.

Condition: gF/gF

Ref: Sear 16 - Berk 5

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

laney
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Roman Republic, Anonymous uncia (214-212 BC)42 viewso/ Helmeted head of Roma right, • to left
r/ Prow of galley right, ROMA above, two • below
9,17g. 22mm. 8h
Cr. 41/10
1 commentsAugustin Caron
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Antiochos VII AE15 Hendin 45142 viewsAe15, 15mm, 2.70g.

Obverse: BASILEWS ANTIOXOS EUERGETOI, Upside-down anchot.

Reverse: Lily in dotted circle.

BPR (131-130 BC)

Hendin 451.

Despite being struck in Antiochos' name, this is dated to the time when Hyrcanus I had actually gained control of Jerusalem, where they seem to have been struck. There is thus a good case for the claim that they were minted by Hyrcanus, and in a very real sense, constitute the first clearly 'Jewish' coins, since they inaugurate the tradition of coins without images. The earlier Yehud coins are probably better seen as 'Israelite' rather than 'Jewish'; they use images, and it's uncertain how far the term 'Judaioi' was in use at the time, or to whom it applied.
Robert_Brenchley
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antoninien de Trajan Decius 42 views22mm.,2,96g, Superbe
Trajan Decius AR Antoninianus. IMP TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / ADVENTVS AVG, emperor on horseback left with raised hand & sceptre. RIC 1b, Cohen 6. RIC 1b
sear5 #9365
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6 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Antoninus Pius - sestertius RIC 85542 viewsAntoninus Pius. Sestertius, minted in Rome, 148-149 A.D.; 24.45g; obv. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head right; rev. COS IIII S-C, Aequitas standing left, holding scales & cornucopiae. RIC 855, BMC 1823.

Ex F. R. Künker E-Auktion
1 commentsBartosz A
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Antoninus Pius (r. 138-161 AD) - AE As - Rome42 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIX - Laureate head right
Rev: COS IIII / S.C. in exergue - Jupiter seated left, holding Victory

Minted in Rome (155-156 AD)
References: RIC III 954(a) [R], Cohen 195
Weight: 10.07 g
Dimensions: 27 mm
krazy
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Antoninus Pius AR Denarius, 138-161 AD. 42 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (19,5 mm, 2.94 gr.)

ANTONINVS AVG PIVS AVG Laureate head right. / COS IIII Thunderbolt on decorated altar.

RIC 137, RSC 345, BMC 536.

6291
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Antony fouree42 viewsbare head of Antony right

Plowman with yoke of two oxen to left

2.30g

Reverse may be immitating the denarius of C. Marius C.f. Capito. 81 BC

Ex-Sosius
3 commentsJay GT4
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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG XII ANTIQVAE42 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
Galley right mast with banners at prow

LEG XII ANTIQVAE
Legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint 32-31 BC
3.33g

SEAR 1480

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

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

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

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins

Photo by Forvm Ancient Coins
1 commentsSteve E
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arch of Titus42 viewsPart of the Arch of Titus showing the spoils from the destruction of the Temple in JerusalemTitus Pullo
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Aretas IV (9 BC - 40 AD) - hemiobol minted in AD 01 !42 viewsBust of Aretas right
Nabatean circular legend meaning : "half (obol) of silver" , eagle standing left, dividing ShNT / 10 (Year 10 = 1 AD).
19 mm. Sear 5698.
2 commentsGinolerhino
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Aretas IV (9 BC - 40 AD) - AE 19 minted in 5 BC42 viewsBust of Aretas right, letters in field
HRTT MLK NBTY ShNT 4 (Aretas king of Nabatea, year 4 = 5 BC) , Queen-mother Huldu (?) standing left wearing long dress, right hand raised, holding uncertain object.
19 mm
Sear 5700
2 commentsGinolerhino
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Augustus As, RIC I 72 (Tiberius)42 viewsRome mint, Divus Augustus As, Struck under Tiberius, circa AD 15-16 AE, 26mm 9.10g, RIC I 72 (Tiberius); BMCRE 151-154 (Tiberius); BN 44-48 (Tiberius); Cohen 244
O: DIVVS AVGV-STVS • PATER •, radiate head of Divus Augustus left; star above; thunderbolt before
R: S C across field, draped female figure (Livia) seated right, feet on stool, holding scepter in left hand and patera in right
casata137ec
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Arrowhead AE, #05, Bronze Age,42 viewsArrowhead AE, #05, Bronze Age,
size:30x9x7mm
weight:2,41g,
Q-001
quadrans
AR_Dirhem_of_Harun_al-Rashid_of_the_Abbasid_dynasty,_808_AD_192_AH.JPG
42 views'ABBASID CALIPHATE. temp. Al-Muqtadir. Second reign, AH 296-317 / AD 908-929.
AR Dirhem.
Madinat al-Salam mint. Dated AH 299 (AD 911/2).
Album 246.1
Ardatirion
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14-10 - NERON (54 - 68 D.C.)42 viewsAE AS (Híbrido No listado en RIC) 28 x 24 mm 10.0 gr.

Anv: "[IMP NERO] CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG [GERM P M TR P]" - Busto laureado viendo a izquierda.
Rev: "S C " - Leyenda a los lados de un altar con dos puertas y ornamentos en la parte superior. "PROVIDENT" en exergo.
Puede ser una moneda híbrida acuńada a partir de un anverso de Neron y un reverso de Augusto póstumo ?? - Ver BMC nota de página 276

Acuńada 54/58 D.C.
Ceca:

Referencias: Cohen Vol.1 #255 Pag.296 - (RIC #528/530/531 Pag.181 muestran ARA PACIS en exergo, en lugar de PROVIDENT)
mdelvalle
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Palaestina, Askalon, Antoninus Pius, Rosenberger 184 var. 42 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 25, 16.52g
dated AD 156/157 (year 260)
obv. ANTWNINOC CEBACTOC (beginning upper r.)
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. ACKA[LWN] - ZC (year 260)
Goddess Derketo, in long clothes, crescent on head, puff of garment over l.
arm, stg. facing, head l.(?), holding long sceptre in l. hand and dove in
outstretched r. hand; at her feet Triton in several coils swimming l., holding
cornucopiae with both hands.
BMC Palestine 197; Rosenberger 184 var. (different date); SNG ANS 723 var. (different date)
about VF, brown patina, light roughness
Pedigree:
ex coll. J.S.Wagner
ex CNG Electronic Auction #168, lot 197

The rev. is known for Severus, Diadumenian and Elagabal too. For more information please take a look under 'Mythological interesting coins'
1 commentsJochen
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027 BC-14 AD - AUGUSTUS AE22 of Berytus 42 viewsobv: IMP.CAES AVGVSTVS (bare head of Augustus right)
rev: COL.IVL (founder plowing with two oxen, left)
ref: BMC 52, RPC 4540,
mint: Berytus
8.45gms, 22mm

Colony Berytus (modern Beirut) in Phoenicia. Augustus sent to it part of the veterans takens from two legions (V Macedonica and VIII Augusta) as a reinforcement to the first military settlers of Julius Caesar.
berserker
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I-AUGUSTUS-a - 001 Denar RIC I/37a42 viewsAv) CAESAR AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right

Rv) DIVVS IVLIVS
Comet

Weight: 3,3g, Ř:20mm; Referenz: RIC I/37a; Mint: HISPANIA / COLONIA CAESAR AUGUSTA(?) struck ca.19 B.C.-18 B.C.
(Surfaces are a little bit rogh)
sulcipius
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002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), AE-As, RIC I 081, Rome, PROVIDENT, Postumus, Under Tiberius, #342 views002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), AE-As, RIC I 081, Rome, PROVIDENT, Postumus, Under Tiberius, #3
avers:- DIVVS-AVGVSTVS-:-PATER, Radiate head left.
revers:- PROVIDENT, Altar large S-C on either side.
diameter: 28-29mm, weight: 9,85g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 22-23 A.D., ref: RIC-I-81, C-228,
Q-003
quadrans
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42 viewsGAUL, Uncertain mint (Treveri?). Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14
Ć Quadrans(?) (17mm, 2.7g)
Germanus Indutilli L(ibertus), magistrate. Struck circa 10 BC.
Diademed male head right
Bull butting left
RPC I 506; RIC I 249; Scheers, Traite" 216
Ardatirion
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Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD42 viewsObv: (CAESAR AVG)VSTVS DIVI F PATER PATR(IAE), laureate head of Augustus facing right.

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

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

3.9 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC I 207, RSC 43c, S1597, VM 51
1 commentsSPQR Coins
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Denarius from Civil war 67-68 AD from the Caesar Avgvstvs type.42 viewsDenarius minted during the very early stages of the Civil war of 67-68. Certainly Spain. Very early Galba or local support of Vindex before Galba's formal challenge to Nero (or local challenge to Nero without ref. to Vindex).
3.61 grs.
Difficult coins with a few hybrids. Legends - by definition - unofficial.
Observe : CAESAR AVGVSTVS. Laureate head of Avgvstvs right.
Reverse : Victory walking left and holding a shield (CLV within). SENAT (S) P Q (R). Remaining on the right unreadable.
Seems to belong to the A 25 type according to Peter Hugo Martin (but the A25 strictly has a AVGVSTVS DIVI F observe legend).

1 commentslabienus
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Aurelian and Vabalathus, 271 - 272 A.D42 viewsBronze antoninianus, RIC 381, choice gVF, 3.00g, 21.7mm, 180o, Antioch mint, late 271 - spring 272 A.D.; obverse IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, E below; reverse VABALATHVS V C R IM D R, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right; excellent portraits and centeringsalem
Aurelianus_AE-Ant_IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG_(B1)_ORIE-N-S-AVG_(Sol8)_Gamma-XXIR_RIC-V-I-64-p-T-1817-3th-off-iss-11_Rome_275-AD_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-1817, RIC V-I 64, Rome, Γ/-//XXIR, ORIENS AVG, Sol walking right,42 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, T-1817, RIC V-I 64, Rome, Γ/-//XXIR, ORIENS AVG, Sol walking right,
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed. (B1)
revers:- ORIE-N-S_AVG, Sol walking right, holding olive branch in right hand and bow in left hand, left foot resting on a captive in oriental dress kneeling on the ground to right, head turned left, right hand raised. (Sol 8)
exerg: Γ/-//XXIR, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, iss-11, off-3, date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-64, T-1817 (Estiot), C-,R,
Q-001
quadrans
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Reino Greco-Bactriano - Menandro (160 - 145 A.C.)42 viewsAR Dracma 17 x 15 mm 2.4 gr.

Anv: :"BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHρOΣ MENANΔρOY" - Busto coronado con diadema del Rey, vestido con manto viendo a derecha.
Rev: : Athena Alkidemos (Atenea) blandiendo rayo y portando un escudo en el que se observa perfectamente la cabeza de la Gorgona. Monograma a la derecha del campo y leyendas Maharajasa tratasa Menandrasa escritas en jaroshti, que indican lo mismo del anverso. Monograma en campo izquierdo.

Acuńada: 160 – 145 A.C.
Ceca: Bactria o Bactriana (norte de los actuales Afganistán, Pakistán e India).

Referencias: RS #261 – Sear GCTV Vol.2 #7600 Pag.716 - HD #4110 – Mitchiner #215t – B.M.C. (India) #15 Pag.45 – SNGFab #474 - SNG Vol.VII #1404 var. - SNG Cop.#290
1 commentsmdelvalle
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Byzantine nomisma42 viewsWill have to check the exact emperor on this one - to be updated. Optimus
Bela-IV__U-226_C1-238_H-302_1235-1270-AD_Q-001_h_mm_g-s.jpg
022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Obulus, U-226, #0142 views022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Obulus, U-226, #01
avers:- Emperor .
revers:- B E/L A R/E X,
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Unger-226_CNH-1-238_Huszar-302,
Q-001
quadrans
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AUGUSTUS42 viewsAR cistophoric tetradrachm. (12.07 gm). Ephesus mint, 25-20 BC. Bare head right. IMP CAESAR / Capricorn right, head left, holding cornucopiae ,AVGUSTVS below ; all within laurel wreath. RIC I 480; Sutherland Group VI, 241a (O35/R45-same reverse die); RSC 16. Toned.
Ex. Glenn.W.Woods. Triton VII, Lot: 847. Sternberg XI (20-21 November 1981), lot 566.
benito
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Phoenicia, Berytos, Elagabal, SNG Copenhagen 11842 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 12.47g
obv. [AV KM AVR AN - TONINOC AVG]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. COL IVL A - VG FEL / BER
Poseidon, in himation, advancing r., head l., holding his trident in l. arm, raising
the nymph Beroe, kneeling l. before him, looking up to him; the nymph, in
transparent chiton, scooping water with a jar, the l. hand raised in defense.
SNG Copenhagen 118; BMC 183; Lindgren II, 120, 2268
Very rare, about EF, chocolate-brown patina

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

KM 503

Low mintage 838k
oneill6217
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Troas, Birytis, SNG Cop 251 42 viewsTroas, Birytis mint, c. 300 B.C. AE, 9mm 0.74g, SGCV II 4059, SNG Cop 251 ff
O: bearded head of Kabeiros right wearing pilos
R: B-I/PY (clockwise, P reversed), triskelis formed by three crescents, linear border
1 commentscasata137ec
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M1. Victories, Shield and Altar / Matching Dies42 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
2.8 gm 17.5 mm
Comment: Shares same die as coin shown next. Interesting that their seperate paths should find them together here.
Massanutten
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D5. Parium Mysia, Silver Hemidrachm42 viewsObv: Anepigraphic
Gorgoneion with protruding tongue.
Rev: Anepigraphic
Incuse square containing cruciform pattern with pellet at center.
2.8 gm, 11 mm
Comment: I judged this little coin to be a modern forgery after reading Richard Goldborough's article on the type in the June 2004 edition of The Celator (pg 21). The tell is the very low obverse relief with the borderless Gorgon blending into the edge of the coin. Add to that the apparent application of artificial toning and you have a modern day fake. I suspect there are a lot of these catalogued as legitimate in Greek coin collections.
Massanutten
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B4. Heraclea RIC VII, 5 R342 viewsFollis 3.2 gm 22.8 mm Struck: 313-314 Mark: SMHT/Є
Obv: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Laureate bust, right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre and holding Victory on globe in right hand; eagle with wreath in beak on ground to left.
Massanutten
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F4. Constantius II, Cyzicus, RIC 65, R, 348-350 AD42 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman.
4.2 gm, 21.8 mm, Ae2, Exergue: SMKΓ
Massanutten
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C1. Agrippa, Common42 viewsObv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III
Head, left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev: S C
Neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident.
As 11.1 gm 29 mm Mint: Rome RIC 58
Comment: Issued by Caligula
Massanutten
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F6. Gratian, Ae2, Siscia, RIC 26(a) (C), LRBC 1519, 378-83 AD42 viewsObv: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG
Pearl diademed and draped bust, right.
Rev: REPARATIO REIPVB
Gratian standing left, holding Victory and raising kneeling female figure.
5 gm 22.3 mm Exergue: BSISC•
Massanutten
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C5. Caracalla42 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate and draped bust, right.
Rev:PONTIF TR P X COS II
Caracalla standing right, holding spear in right hand, pulling parazonium forward with left hand and left foot resting on helmet.
Denarius, 2.3 gm, 20.4 mm, RIC 95
Comment: A parazonium is a short sword worn at the waist. This coin was issued during his joint reign with his father, Septimus Severus. Obverse shows his relatively early age at eighteen or nineteen years. He murdered his brother, Geta, within the year following his father's death. He was known as a bloodthirsty and cruel emperor and was finally assassinated on April 8, 217.
Massanutten
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G4. Macrinus42 viewsObv: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG
Laureate and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI
Jupiter standing half left with thunderbolt and scepter. Small figure of Macrinus to front.
Denarius, 2.48 gm, 18 mm, Rome RIC 76
ex: Joe Baran
Comment: Magnifico!
1 commentsMassanutten
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P4. Probus42 viewsObv: PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ADVENTVS AVG
Probus on horseback left, raising right hand and holding sceptre in left. Captive seated in front of horse.
Antoninianus, 3.9 gm, 22 mm, Rome RIC 158 (Bust type F)
Comment: Coin celebrates his brief visit to Rome in 277 some seven or eight months after his Legions in the Eastern Frontier proclaimed him Emperor on the death of Tacitus.
Massanutten
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BRITISH WEST INDIES42 viewsBRITISH WEST INDIES - AR 1/8 Dollar, 1822. This "Anchor COinage" was issued for British Colonies in general, primarily in the West Indies. KM #2dpaul7
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Comemerative42 views1 commentsrandy h2
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CONSTANTIUS II majorina AD35042 viewsobv: D.N.CONSTANTIVS.PF.AVG / A (diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: HOC.SIGNO.VICTORERIS / H / *SIS* (Constantius standing left, holding chi-rho banner & scepter, being crowned by Victory standing left, holding wreath & branch)
ref: RIC VIII-Siscia282b
3.63g, 23mm
Scarce
berserker
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JULIUS CAESAR AR denarius - 49-48 BC42 viewsobv: CAESAR in exergue, elephant right, trampling on serpent
rev: Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.
ref: Cr443/1; Syd 1006; BMCRR (Gaul) 27, SRC 1399, RSC 49
Military mint travelling with Caesar.
3.62gms, 18.5mm
This is the first coin struck in the name of Julius Caesar. The symbolism on the obverse apparently alludes to the conquest of good over evil, Caesar's victory over the Gauls, while the reverse refers to Caesar's possession of the office of Pontifex Maximus.
berserker
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Cappadocia, Caesarea, Marcus Aurelius Sear 166142 viewsMarcus Aurelius AD 161-180
AR - didrachm, 6.77g, 20.93mm
obv. AVTOKR ANTWNEINOC CEB
bare head, r., typical curled hair
rev. VΠA - TOC Γ
Agalma of Mt. Argaeus, star above summit
Metcalf 130a; Sydenham 327; Sear GIC 1661 var.
scarce, VF, lightly toned
Jochen
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Greek, Calabria, Tarentum AR obol (c. 330-302 BC)42 viewso/ Kantharos, five pellets around, one above, two on each side.
r/ Kantharos, five pellets around, one above, two on each side.
9.5x10.5mm. 0.56g. 9h
SNG France 6./-. ANS.1539
ex CGB
3 commentsAugustin Caron
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037-041 AD - Caligula - RIC I 38 - Vesta Reverse42 viewsEmperor: Caligula (r. 37-41 AD)
Date: 37-38 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: As

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

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

Rome mint
RIC I Caligula 38; VM 9
5.61g; 26.0mm; 180°
Pep
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 46, Sestertius of AD 39-4042 viewsĆ sestertius (30.4g, Ř35mm, 6h) Rome mint, struck AD 39-40.
Obv.: C·CAESAR·DIVI AVG·PRON·AVG·P·M·TR·P·III·P·P, laureate head of Gaius facing left.
Rev.: S·P·Q·R / P·P / OB·CIVES / SERVATOS in four lines oak wreath.
RIC 46 (R2); BMC 58; Cohen 25; Sear (RCV 2K) 1801; Foss (RHC) 61:13
Ex G. Henzen
Second issue to publicise the title PATER PATRIAE (father of the fatherland) awarded to him in A.D.38 by the Senate.
2 commentsCharles S
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Caracalla42 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM.Rad and draped bust.r Rev. PMTRP XV IIII COS IIII PP.Sol stg.facing.hd.l.Right hand raised,holding globe in left. RIC 281a(rome ad 216) weight 3,701 commentsspikbjorn
Caracalla_AR-Den_ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG_VICTORIAE_AVG-G_RIC-IV-I-170-p-_C-622_Rome_208-AD_Scarce_Q-001_axis-0h_17-19mm_3,34g-s.jpg
051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AR-Denarius, RIC IV-I 170, Rome, VICTORIAE / AVG G, Victory in biga right, Scarce!,42 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), AR-Denarius, RIC IV-I 170, Rome, VICTORIAE / AVG G, Victory in biga right, Scarce!,
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- VICTORIAE / AVG G, Victory in galloping biga right, AVGG in ex.
exerg: -/-//AVG G, diameter: 17-19 mm, weight: 3,34g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 206-210 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I 170, p-, C-622, BMC-518 , Scarce !
Q-001
quadrans
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Caracalla AR Denaius, Supperb. 3,17g.,19mm 42 viewsRef Caracalla Denarius, RIC 54b, RSC 175cf, BMC 262
Caracalla Denarius. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right / PART MAX PONT TR P IIII, two Persians bound & seated back to back at base of trophy. RSC 175.
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
Caracalla_Odessos_TheosMegas.jpg
Caracalla, Odessos, Theos Megas, AE2842 viewsAE28, 10.78 g
obv: laureate head right
rev: the Great God of Odessos standing left, holding patera and cornucopia, lighted altar at feet
areich
Caracalla_RIC_4.JPG
Caracalla (as Caesar), 195 - 198 AD42 viewsObv: M AVR ANTONINVS CAES, bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla facing right, seen from the front.

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

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 196 AD

2.7 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC IVi 4, RSC 587, S6679

Front facing busts are not listed in RIC for this type and much more scarce than the bust seen from the rear.
SPQR Coins
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05 - Caracalla AR Antoninianus - Serapis 'P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII PP'42 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (AD 198 - 217)
Silver Antoninianus (double denarius) Rome Mint

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

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

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

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

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

1 commentswhitetd49
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Caracalla, AE 27 Tetrassaria42 viewsIM C M AVR ANTONINVS
Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed, right, seen from behind
MVNICIP STOBENSI
Nike/Nemesis advancing left with wreath and palm, wheel at her feet
Cohen 718 - 719, Lindgren 1148
Josifovski 485, same dies (V124, R172), citing specimen in Petersberg 2954.
One of the earlier portraits of Caracalla at Stobi.
whitetd49
CaraStobe25.JPG
Caracalla, AE 25 Diassaria42 viewsM AVR ANTONINVS/ AV
Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed, right, seen from behind
MVNICI STO/BEN
Nike-Nemesis advancing left with wreath and palm, wheel at her feet
Josifovski 505 and 510, same dies (V52, R190) in private collection
Kuzmanovic Collection -
whitetd49
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ZEUGITANA, Carthage. 15 shekel.42 viewsAE45, 95.4g
circa 200 BC
Obverse: head of Tanit
Reverse: horse standing right, left foreleg up; above, radiate disc flanked by uraei

I don't have a reference book and the only other picture of one I've found is on the magnagraecia.nl site. Their list indicates four specimens known to them. Don't know if this is one of the four.

1 commentsTIF
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SPAIN. Castulo.42 viewsAE unit ( AS ). Early 1st.century BC. 12,90 grs. Male head left. L. QVL. F. before. Q. ISC. F behind / Europa seated sideways on bull running right. She extends both her hands, her mantle floating in the wind like a double halo. M. C. F. below.
SNG BM Spain 1394. Villaronga ,CNH 70
2 commentsbenito
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42 viewsareich
Centenional Graciano RIC IX Thessalonica 26c, type xv.jpg
A140-20 - Graciano (367 - 383 D.C.)42 viewsAE3 Centenional 18 x 17 mm 1.7 gr.
Hijo mayor y Co-Augusto de Valentiniano I

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

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

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

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

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

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Siscia) #15b Pag.147 tipo xx - Cohen Vol.VIII #47 Pag.110 - DVM #49 Pag.308 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9077.f. Pag.274 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4118
mdelvalle
chilo.jpg
L. Flaminius Chilo 109-108 BC.42 viewsL. Flaminius Chilo 109-108 BC., silver denarius.
Obverse- Helmeted head of Roma right, ROMA (ccw behind head).
Reverse- Victory in biga right, wreath in outstretched right hand, reigns in left hand, L.FLAMINI (in bottom field) / CILO (in exergue).
RSC Flaminia 1, 3.93g, 20mm
b70
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Claudius As42 viewsClaudius AE As.
Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP, bare head left
Rev: S-C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm.

RIC 100, Cohen 84v, BMC 149, Sear 1861
3 commentsTanit
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Claudius42 viewsClaudius, as
RIC 113
8.77 g.
Obv. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left.
Rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTA SC: Libertas standing right, holding pileus and extending her arm.
2 commentsMarsman
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Claudius Minverva42 viewsT CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP

Rev. Minerva advancing with spear and shield SC

Rome 42 AD

12.0g

Sear 1862

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

This device was used to scoop coal easily. It has porcelain handles painted with a cobalt blue design.
1 commentsNoah
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maximinus II caesar42 viewsmaximinus II,as caesar, 308-310 A.D.
OBV: GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, laureate head right
REV: GENIO CAESARIS CMH, Genius standing left with modius on head, patera from which liquor flows, & cornucopiae.
EX: SMNT(Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey)
ancientcoins
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Salonina, Alexandria42 viewsSalonina 254-268 AD
Billon Tetradrachm; 22mm; 9.91g
Alexandria, Egypt

KOPNHDIA CADWNEINA CEB
Draped and diad. bust right

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

SGI 4696v, BMC 2263, KE 3864
1 commentsarizonarobin
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Commodus - sestertius42 viewsMCOMMODVS ANTONINVSAVG
TRP VIII IMP IIII COS III P P / S C - Annona standing left, holding statue of Concordia and cornucopia; modius to left with 5 grain ears, stern to right with 2 figures on deck and Victory on side.
181-182 AD
1 commentsGinolerhino
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Commodus, Sestertius42 viewsRIC 513
Rev: P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P, FOR RED in exergue, Fortuna seated left holding cornucopia and rudder.
E Pinniger
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VII-COMMODUS -a- 001 Denar RIC III/20542 viewsAv) M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT PP
Laureate head right

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

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

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

Weight: 30,33g; Ř: 31mm; Reference: RIC III/350 ROME mint ;struck 183 A.D. First Emission
1 commentssulcipius
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VII-COMMODUS -a- 007 Sestertius RIC III/64042 viewsA) L AEL COMM AVG P FEL
Laureate head right

R) HERCVLI ROMANO AVG SC
Hercules standing left, leaning arm on a trophaion, in other hand holding cube and lion-skin

Weight: 24,3g; Ř: 29mm; Referece: RIC III/640; ROME mint; struck: 192 A.D.
sulcipius
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Constantine I, RIC VI 141, Aquileia42 viewsObv: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Bust: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: MARTI CONSERVATORI
Mars, helmeted, standing right and looking left, holding reversed spear and leaning on shield.
Exe: AQT
Date: 312-313 AD
RIC VI 141
Denom: Follis
Bluefish
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Constantius II - AE4 of Antioch (337-348)42 viewsD.N. CONSTANTIVS P.F. AVG.
VOT. / XX / MVLT. / XXX in wreath , exergue : SMANB (Antioch)
1 commentsGinolerhino
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Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Nicomedia 9042 viewsAE3, 20mm, 2.50g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head R.

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

Exe: SMNB (Nicomedia, Officina 2).

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

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG, Helmeted and Cuirassed Bust R.

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

Exe PTR (Trier Officina 1).

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

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

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

VRBS ROMA, The City of Rome

VRBS: City
ROMA: Rome

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

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

GLOR-IA : Glory
EXERC-ITVS: Army

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


Domination: Bronze AE4, size 15-16 mm

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

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

Heraclea had 5 officinae working at this time. Nicomedia had 4 and Cyzicus had 6.
John Schou
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE Follis of Nicomedia. Struck c.A.D.312. 42 viewsObverse: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. Laureate head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO. Sol, fully dressed in long robe, standing facing left, right hand raised and holding head of Serapis in left; in left field, A; in right field, crescent; in exergue, SMN.
RIC VI : 73c
Scarce
2 comments*Alex
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Constantine II RIC VII, Aquileia 94 var.42 viewsConstantine II, Caesar AD 317-337, son of Constantine I the Great
AE - Follis, 2.88g, 19mm
Aquileia 3rd officina, AD 321
obv. CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
wreath with VOT/V
exergue: dot AQT dot
RIC VII, Aquileia 94 var.
R2; about EF

RIC VII, Aquileia 94 has obv. legend NOB CAES instead of NOB C! Because another coin is known (RIC VII, Aquileia 101 var.) with NOB C and ex. dot AQT dot it is probably an intermediate issue between AD 321 (NOB CAES) and AD 322 (NOB C). Thanks Stickman!
Jochen
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Constantine I RIC VII Heraclea 12642 viewsAE 17-18 mm 2.2g 330-335 AD
OBV :: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG. rosetted diademed, Draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: Glor-iaexerc-itvs . Two soldiers standing with shields and spears on ground, two standards between them
EX :: SMHA ( Heraclea )
RIC VII Heraclea 126
RIC rated R4
from uncleaned lot
Johnny
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136 Constantinus-I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII 389, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•STR Crescent, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Altar,42 views136 Constantinus-I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII 389, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•STR Crescent, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS, Altar,
avers:-CONSTAN-TINVS-AVG, 1, D2, Helmeted cuirassed head right.
revers:-BEATA-TRANQ-VILLITAS, Globe set on altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX, above tree stars.
exerg: -/-//•STR Crescent, diameter: 18,5-20 mm, weight: 2,99g, axes: 1h,
mint: Trier, date: 323 A.D., ref: RIC VII 389, p-199, c2,
Q-001
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147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 133, AE-2 Follis, A/-//-, B/*//•TSA•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, #142 views147 Constantius-II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 133, AE-2 Follis, A/-//-, B/*//•TSA•, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Galley, #1
avers:- DN-CONSTAN-TIVS-PF-AVG, (Cs1,D3,) Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "A" behind the bust.
rever:- FEL-TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding phoenix on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on the banner, in the stern sits Victory, steering the ship.
exergo: A/-//-, B/*//•TSA•, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 354-355 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-133, p-414,
Q-001
quadrans
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121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), AE-Follis, RIC VI 33a, Alexandria, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI,42 views121 Constantius-I. Chlorus (293-305 A.D. Caesar, 305-306 A.D. Augustus), AE-Follis, RIC VI 33a, Alexandria, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI,
avers:- FL-VAL-CONSTANTIVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate head right.
revers:- GENIO-POPV-LI-ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
exergo:XX/B/I// ALE, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Alexandria, date: 301 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-33a, p-665, C2,
Q-001
quadrans
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Aquileia 9642 viewsConstantius II, AD 324-362, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2, 6.2g, 24mm
Aquileia, 1.officina, 2.group, AD 348-350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TINVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman; he is waeing a pointed hat and is kneeling l. in front of his horse (RIC type FH1 kneeling, rare)
field right: star
exergue: AQP dot
RIC VIII, Aquileia 96; LRBC 892
S!, about EF, flan break at 9 o'clock

Not in Helvetica's list.

This issue celebrates Constantius' victory in the battle of Singara AD 344 against the Sassanides and the capture of their successor of the throne.
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Constantius II RIC VIII, Siscia 24342 viewsConstantius II AD 337-361, son of Constantine I
AE - Centenionalis (AE 3), 1.99g, 18.9mm
Siscia 4th officina, AD 348-350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, perl-diademed , r.
rev. FEL TEMP - REPARATIO
Emperor, in military clothes, stands l. in galley, phoenix on globe in right,
labarum in left, Victory seated steers in stern
in ex. ASIS and symbol #4
RIC VIII, Siscia 243; LRBC 1135
Choice EF, nice patina, fantastic strike and condition, superb example of the type
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Thessalonica 12942 viewsConstantius II, 324 - 361, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 2, 5.65g
Thessalonica 3. officina, 1 March 350 - 25 Dec. 350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
A behind head
rev. FEL TEMP RE - PARATIO
Helmeted soldier to l., shield on l. arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on
ground at r. Horseman wearing pointed cap and sitting on ground beside
horse (type FH2)
A in l. field
exergue: TS Gamma
RIC VIII, Thessalonica 129
Scarce, VF

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

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

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

Constantius I was chosen by Maximian as his adopted heir. Upon the abdication of both Diocletian and Maximian, he became joint emperor with Galerius in March AD 293. In AD 305, Constantius I won the title ‘Britannicus Maximus’ for his successful campaign against the Picts in Britain. By this time, however, Constantius I was poor in health and believed to be suffering from leukaemia. This earned him the nickname ‘Chlorus’ (the pale). Although he was senior emperor in the west, Galerius had managed to establish a foothold by getting his own nominee, Severus, as Caesar in the west. The intent was to slip Severus in as senior emperor in the west upon the death of Constantius. Constantine I, son of Constantius I, had another plan in mind. Thus, when Constantius I Chlorus died at York on July 25, AD 306, Constantine I was proclaimed ‘Augustus’ and senior emperor in the west by his army before Galerius could take action. Galerius sought to diminish this power by proclaiming Severus ‘Augustus’ and senior emperor as well. This sparked a struggle in the west for power.
NOTE: As the father of Constantine, a number of Christian legends have grown up around Constantius. Eusebius's Life of Constantine claims that Constantius was himself a Christian, although he pretended to be a pagan, and while Caesar under Diocletian, took no part in the Emperor's persecutions. His first wife, Helena, claimed to find the True Cross.
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Jacopo Contarini (1275-80)42 viewsJacopo Contarini, AR Grosso
Obv: I•A OTARIN DUX SM VENETI , Doge and St. Mark.
Rev: IC XC, Christ enthroned.
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Constantine I RIC VII 342 viewsObv: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
Laureate head right
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe & leaning on eagle-tipped scepter, eagle with wreath left, A to right
SMK in ex.
20 mm 3.6gm
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Constantine II RIC VIII 8942 viewsObv:CONSTINVS MAX AVG
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS
two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard with chi-rho on banner between them
ASIS crescent in ex.
17mm 1.6 gm
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Ric-150 Gordian III - Providentia42 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
PROVIDENTIA AVG - Providentia standing left, holding a baton over the globe (universe-world) at her feet; left hand grasps perpendicular scepter

Ric -150 Cohen-299 June-Dec. AD 243 (12th Issue, 4th Officina)
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Crispina (178 - 182 A.D.)42 viewsAR Denarius
O: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
R: DIS GENITABILIS, lighted altar.
Rome
17.5mm
3.15g
RSC 15

Apparently commemorating an altar dedicated by the empress in hope of or thanks for a blessing of fecundity from the dii genitales.
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Crispina- IVNO LVCINA42 viewsCrispina, wife of Commodus, Augusta 178 -182 A.D.

Obverse:

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

CRISPINA AVGVSTA

CRISPINA: Crispina
AVGVSTA: Augusta

Reverse:

IVNO LVCINA S C,

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


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

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

Mint: Rom
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Crispina (Augusta)42 viewsCrispina (Augusta)
AE As/Dupondius 14.28g
Ob: CRISPINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust right, hair tied in bun on back of head
Rv: IVNO LVCINA - S-C across field, Juno standing left, holding patera & scepter
Mint: Rome (177 AD)
Ref: RIC II 680 (Commodus); Cohen 24, Sear #5 6018; BMC 433 (Commodus)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Crispus42 viewsCrispus. Caesar, A.D. 317-326. Ć follis (18 mm, 3.35 g, 12 h). Aquileia. CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Crispus right / D N CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, votive wreath inscribed VOT/·/V in three lines; ·AQS·. RIC 87. Choice EF, fully silvered. 3 commentsJohn M
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Cyrenaica, Cyrene. Trajan AE2442 views Cyrenaika, Cyrene. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AE 24. AYTOKP KAIS NEP TPAIAN SEB
GERM DAK, laureate head right / DHMAPX EX UPAT G, head of Zeus-Ammon right.
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Louis II de Montpensier (1560-1582), Liard- 158242 viewsAtelier de Trevoux
+ L . P . [DOMBAR .] D . MONTISP . M, Grand L couronné.
+ DNS ADIVTOR . MEVS . 1582, croix florencee
0.78 gr
Ref : Divo Dombes # 50, PA # 5129v, Mantellier # 29v
Potator II
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Calabria, Tarentum, Nomos42 viewsCalabria, Tarentum
290 – 281 BCE
AR Nomos – 7.81 gms

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

SNG ANS 985-6, Vlasto 586-7
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Domitian RIC-67042 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 88-89 AD
RIC 670 (C3), BMC 154, RSC 250
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
aVF

A denarius which records Domitian's 19th Imperial salutation, most likely awarded for a victory over the German Chatti in late 88 or early 89 (probably by March or April of 89). Typical of Domitian's denarii of this time period, the portrait is in fine style and the overall workmanship is fairly high quality.
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Datames stater42 views384-361/0 BC
25 mm, 10.57 g
obv: Baaltars seated right; holding grain ear and grape bunch, resting on eagle-tipped scepter; thymiaterion to left, branch under throne; all within crenellated wall
rev: Satrap seated right, wearing Persian dress, holding arrow; winged solar disk upper right, bow lower right
(Casabonne series 2; SNG Levante 86 = SNG von Aulock 5951 (this coin); SNG France 288ff var. (symbol under throne on obverse))
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da quan wu shi clay mould42 viewsreign of wang mang (7-14 AD)
casting time: 7-14 AD
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Decentius, RIC X 7042 viewsDecentius
AE Centenionalis
Arelate Mint. 351-353 A.D.
17.6mm. 1.71g (small and light for issue)
Die alignment: 0 degrees
Obv: DN DECENTIVS CAESAR - Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right. "A" behind bust.
Rev: Two Victories facing each other, holding wreaths inscribed with VOT/V/MVL/X.
Exergue: FPAR
Ref: RIC VIII Arelate 170. Sear '64-3935var. VM 11b var.
Notes: Ex Forvm member (jbaran) coin
seraphic
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21-03 - DOMICIANO (81 - 96 D.C.)42 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 2.3 gr.

Anv: "[IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GE]RM P M TR P VIII" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P" - Minerva de pié a izquierda, sosteniendo rayo/trueno en mano derecha, jabalina en izquierda y escudo a sus piés detrás.

Acuńada 4ta. Emisión 88 - 89 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #139 Pag.170 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #2732 Pag.495 - BMCRE #153 - Cohen Vol.1 #251 Pag.493 - DVM #39/2 Pag.111 - CBN #147 - RSC Vol. II #251 Pag.68
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weight for hanging balance, possibly for tremissis 1/3 solidi42 views12mm tapered 3mm to 9mm. 1.14 gwileyc
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1301b, Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 March 305 A.D.42 viewsDiocletian. RIC V Part II Cyzicus 256 var. Not listed with pellet in exegrue
Item ref: RI141f. VF. Minted in Cyzicus (B in centre field, XXI dot in exegrue)Obverse:- IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse:- CONCORDIA MILITVM, Diocletian standing right, holding parazonium, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left with scepter.
A post reform radiate of Diocletian. Ex Maridvnvm.

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

Diocletian ( 284-305 A.D.)

Ralph W. Mathisen
University of South Carolina


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.


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119 Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), AE-Follis, Siscia, RIC VI 134a, */Γ/SIS, SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Moneta standing left,42 views119 Diocletianus (284 - 305 A.D.), AE-Follis, Siscia, RIC VI 134a, */Γ/SIS, SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Moneta standing left,
avers:- IMP-DIOCLETIANVS-PF-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- SACRA-MONET-AVGG-ET-CAESS-NOSTR, Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
exergo: */Γ/SIS, diameter: 27-29mm, weight: 5,85g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date:301 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-134a, p-469,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius42 viewsSilver denarius, 19mm, 3.6g, Rome 82 A.D., Carradice 82.2, RIC 32, BMC 34, RSC 610

IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate bearded head right
TR POT IMP II COS VIII DES VIIII P P, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia.

The first issue of a reform which increased the denarius quality from app. 90-92% Ag and 3.3g to 98% Ag and3.5-3.6g.

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42 viewsDomitianus - AE as.Rugser
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42 viewsDomitianus - AE as.Rugser
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Domitian denarius with the COS VII - DES VIII PP reverse.42 viewsDenarius for Domitian. Rome mint. End of 81 AD (Group 3).
Grs 3.16 and 17 mm.
Observe : IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM. Laureate head slightly bearded looking right. Reverse : COS VII- DES VIII PP. Minerva advancing right with spear and shield.
RIC 28. Not in Cohen (with PP at the end of the reverse's legend).
Rarity : R2.
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Domitian RIC II 005642 viewsDomitian. 81-96 A.D. Rome Mint. 81 A.D. 13 Sept.-31 Dec. (3.32g, 18.8mm, 6h). Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PONT, laureate head r. Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII PP, Minerva adv. r. with spear and shield. RIC II 56 (R2), BMC 299, RSC 560a. Ex. Harry N. Sneh collection.

A very early and scarce Domitian with PONT in the obverse. There are very few recorded specimens for this denarius, Rome, Reka Devina hoard, F.Gnecchi in Riv. Ital. 1896, and C. Clay collection. The Clay example is same dies as this specimen.
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Domitian Fouree Denarius, (imitating) RIC II 1084 (Vespasian)42 viewsUnofficial mint, Domitian Fouree Denarius, c. 79 A.D. AE plated w/AR, 2.86g 18mm, (imitating) RIC II 1084 (Vespasian)
O: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, laureate head right
R: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Salus standing right, leaning on column & feeding snake
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Pompeii wall painting42 viewsAnother stunning painting from Pompeii. The colors seem like they were painted yesteday.Titus Pullo
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AK - 47 Kalashnikov and Sturm Ruger Mini - 14 Rifle - w/ 20 rd Magazines & some Pistols42 viewsTop:
Sturm Ruger Mini 14 Rifle
Caliber: .223 - In this photo the Rifle is loaded with a 20 Round Factory Magazine.

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

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

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

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42 viewsINDONESIA, Kingdom of Srivijaya.
7th-13th centuries AD
Ć (17mm, 0.32 g).
Cirebon or Tegal area. Struck in the early 11th century
Xian Ping Yuan Bao in crude Hŕnzě
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The kingdom of Srivijaya (San Fo Chi, in Chinese) apparently petitioned the Emperor Zhēnzōng of China, seeking protection from the Chola Kingdom and permission to strike coins. This type, known only from recent finds near Palembang, likely represents the earliest native coinage of that area.
1 commentsArdatirion
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Gaul, Bellovaci (Gallia Belgica) bronze unit (c. 50-25 AC)42 viewso/ Stylized bearded head right, with hair finishing in a mushroom shape.
r/ Stylized lion left
2,26g. 18,5x20mm. 4h
Scheers, Traité 471; BMC 32; Scheers Seine Mar. 646; L.T. 8577; DT 231.
5 commentsAugustin Caron
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Alexander Severus, Rome mint, struck 231-235 AD, Æ Dupondius42 viewsIMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG radiate-headed bust right
IOVI PROGVGNATORI, S-C Iuppiter advancing left
RIC 632; Cohen 88
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XIIII Sol with whip42 viewsObverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Bust radiate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: PMTRP_XII COS III P P, SC left and right in field
Sol radiate, naked but for cloak over shoulders, walking left, right foot forward, head left, raising right hand and holding whip in left
BMC 965* (undraped C456 (Paris), slightly draped, Leuthold coll.) RIC 542
Weight, 10.887g; die axis, 12h.
mix_val
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VIII quadriga Dl duplicate42 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust radiate right
Reverse: PMTRPVIIICOSIIIPP, SC in exergue
Severus Alexander laureate and togate, standing in decorated quadriga right, holding reins and eagle-tipped sceptre in left hand and extending right
BMC 579, RIC 497
Weight 8.30g; die axis 12h
1 commentsmix_val
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AR Antoninianus of Elagabalus , AD 21942 viewsObv: IMP ANTONINUS AVG, Laurate draped bust rt.
Rev. FIDES MILITUM, Fides standing Hd rt, holding vexillum and military eagle standard.
RIC 72, RSC 29 (Wildwinds)
1 commentsdaverino
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) 8.26.08.03 (plate coin)42 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 12.09g, 26.87mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufius
obv. AVT KM AVP - ANTWNINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOB ROVFOV NIKOPO[LITWN] PROC ICTPON
Dionysos stg. l., resting with raised l. hand on ribboned thyrsos l. and pouring wine from kantharos in extended r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, [1931] var. (2 ex., Mandl, Sofia, but have ANTWNEIOC)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4105 (rev. from same die)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov No. (2013) 8.26.8.3 (plate coin)
about VF
added to www.wildwinds.com
Jochen
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Ionia, Ephesos, Septimius Severus unpublished42 viewsSeptimius Severus AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.6g
obv. AV KL [CEP - C]EVHROC
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. EFEC - I / WN
Boar running r., transfixed by spear
unpublished
Rare, good F
A similar issue is known for Caracalla, BMC 280 and for Macrinus, SNG Copenhagen 438.

The boar belongs to the local founder myth of Ephesos.
For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
Jochen
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Elagabalus Denarius, RIC IV 15042 viewsRome Mint, Elagabalus denarius, 218-222 A.D. AR, 19.2mm 2.66g, RIC IV 150, RSC III 282
O: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right
R: TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Felicitas standing half left, long vertical caduceus in right, cornucopia in left
4 commentscasata137ec
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Estátera. Boeotia42 viewsCeca: Boeotia
Datación: 345-307 aC
Valor: Estátera
Catálogo: Sear Greek Coins 2400 variante (diferente magistrado)
Conservación: MBC
Metal: AG
Peso: 12,12 gr.
Diámetro: 22 x 21 mm.
Anverso: Escudo beocio
Reverso: Ánfora flanqueada por la marca de magistrado
1 commentsJuan B
Euboia-Histiaia_AG-One-fifth-Teradrachm-Tetrobol_HeadofnymphHist-r__ISTIAEON_3rd-cent-BC_Q-001_axis-0h_13-14mm_1,40ga-s.jpg
Euboia, Histiaia, AG One-fifth Teradrachm or Tetrobol, ΙΣΤΙΑΕΩΝ, 3rd. centuries B.C., #142 viewsEuboia, Histiaia, AG One-fifth Teradrachm or Tetrobol, ΙΣΤΙΑΕΩΝ, 3rd. centuries B.C., #1
avers:- Head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine, hair rolled.
revers:- ΙΣΤΙΑΕΩΝ , Nymph Histiaia seated right on galley, stern ornamented with shield.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 13-14 mm, weight: 1,40g, axis: 1h,
mint: Euboia, Histiaia, date: 3rd. centuries B.C., ref: Sear-2498,
Q-001
quadrans
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Euboia, Histiaia, AG One-fifth Teradrachm or Tetrobol, ΙΣΤΙΑΕΩΝ, 3rd. centuries B.C., #242 viewsEuboia, Histiaia, AG One-fifth Teradrachm or Tetrobol, ΙΣΤΙΑΕΩΝ, 3rd. centuries B.C., #2
avers:- Head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine, hair rolled.
revers:- ΙΣΤΙΑΕΩΝ , Nymph Histiaia seated right on galley, stern ornamented with shield.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 13mm, weight: 1,14g, axis: 0h,
mint: Euboia, Histiaia, date: 3rd. centuries B.C., ref: Sear-2498,
Q-002
quadrans
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605cf42 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "EXPECTATE"
Carausius greeting Britannia
London mint?
-/-//RSR?
RIC - (cf 605)
mauseus
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John Hyrcanus I42 viewsYehochanan the high priest and Concil of Jews
mint : Jerusalem
134-104 BC
Hendin 452
frederic
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Faustina Jr. (146 - 175 A.D.)42 viewsAR Denarius
O: DIVA FAUSTINA PIA, Draped bust right.
R: CONSECRATIO Pietas standing left, sacrificing from patera over a lighted altar and holding a sceptre.
Rome
3.2g
18.5mm
RIC III 741 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 57-4/10' BMCRE 711 note; RSC 65

Very Rare

Published on Wildwinds!
8 commentsMat
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Faustina Junior, Peacock42 viewsDIVA FAVSTINA PIA
Draped bust right

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

RIC 743, RSC 70, C 70
Ar Denarius
Not the most attractive portrait- but certainly a different style.
arizonarobin
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Faustina II denarius42 viewsHilaritas reverse3 commentsmarandnumiz
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Medieval Brooch_Annular-type_Gold plated_Fibula #077,42 viewsMedieval Brooch_Annular-type_Gold plated_Fibula #077,
size: 26,5x26,5mm,
weight: 5,42g,
date: 1100-1400 A.D.,
ref: .,
distribution: ,
Q-001
quadrans
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Zoomorphic Plate Enamelled Fibula, Rabbit fibula, Bojovic: Typ-28, Table-XXX/291, Fibula #13942 viewsZoomorphic Plate Enamelled Fibula, Rabbit fibula, Bojovic: Typ-28, Table-XXX/291, Fibula #139
size: 24x17mm,
weight: 3,93g,
date: c.ca. 100-200, fl. 150-200 A.D.,
ref: Typology: Bojovic: Typ-28, Table-XXX/291,
distribution: ???,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Mn. Fonteius denar 85 BC42 viewsRepublican coinage1 commentstibsi67
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Gallienus- RIC 4942 viewsAR Antoninianus, Cologne, 258-259 AD
Obverse: GALLIENVS PF AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VICT GERMANICA, Victory standing right on globe. captive seated to each side.
2.9gm, 22mm
3 commentsJerome Holderman
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Pamphylia, Perga. Gallienus AE3142 viewsPRO: PAMPHYLIA
PO : PERGA
PZ : Between 253 and 268
TIG: IERA / LAMPRA / ENDOXOS / NEWKOROS / PRWTH
Obverse
VSG: AYT KAI PO LI GALLIHNO SEB I
VT : PORTRAIT MAN R / GALLIENUS
VA : WREATH LAUREL / CLOTHES
VF : VALUE I
Reverse
RSG: IERA LAMPRA ENDOXOS NEWKOROS PERGH PRWTH
RT : INSCRIPTION / WITHIN / WREATH LAUREL
Technical details
M : AE
GEW: 13.92(1)
Bibliographical references
ZIT: SNG AUL 4729(1)
Additional remarks
FR : VS: AYT KAI PO LI GALLIHNO SEB I RS: IERA LAMPRA ENDOXOS NEWKOROS PERGH PRWTH
ancientone
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090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I ???, Göbl 1040g, Mediolanum, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax advancing left,42 views090 Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I ???, Göbl 1040g, Mediolanum, PAX AVGVSTI, Pax advancing left,
avers:- GALLIENVS-AVG, Radiate head left, slight drapery on both shoulders.
revers:- PAX-AVGVSTI, Pax advancing left, raising branch in right hand and holding scepter transverse in left. S in left field..
exerg: S/-//--, diameter: 22-25,5mm, weight: 3,46g, axes: 5h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: -A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-, p-, C-, Göbl 1040g "S in the left field in rev."
Q-001
quadrans
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Germanicus - Commemorative issued by Caligula42 viewsAs, 10.30 g, 26 mm, 7 h, 37-38 AD

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

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

Rome mint

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

Not a gem, but hard to find in any condition; and sweeeet.
1 commentsPscipio
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta, Denarius42 viewsGeta 209-212 A.D.

Obv: P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES
Rev: PONTIF COS II
RIC 59
Barry
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-054, #0142 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-054, #01
avers:- GEISA-REX, cross with dots in the angles, lines connecting the arms, crosses at the end of the arms; border of dots.
revers:- Crescents and lines in place of the legend; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12,5 mm, weight: 0,24 g, axis:7h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-054, CHN-1-063, Huszar-055,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
quadrans
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Aburius M. f. Geminus42 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 132B.C.

Obv: Helmeted head of Roma right, GEM behind. Ӿ below chin.
Rev: Sol in quadriga right, holding whip. M ABVRI (AB and VR in monogram) below, ROMA in exergue.
Weight 3.93g

Crawford 250/1 Sear RCV I 127 RSC Aburia 6
1 commentsnemesis
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048 - Antoninus Pius AE18 - Ares - Philippopolis42 viewsObv:– AVT AI AΔPIA ANTΩNEIN, bare head right
Rev:– ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN, Ares / Mars standing left, holding spear in left hand; shield leaning against him
Minted in Philippopolis
Obv. legend and bust type variant of Varbanov 786 (Bulgarian ed.) (which is AVT AI ADPI ANTWNEINOC, Head laureate r.)
maridvnvm
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Ric-127 - Gordian III DIANA LVCIFERA42 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Laureate and draped bust right
DIANA LVCIFERA - Diana, the moon-goddess, sister of Apollo, standing right, holding long, lighted torch

RIC-127(r) Cohen-69 Sear-2470
jimwho523
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V - Gordian III AR Antoninianus - Victoria AD 23842 views Gordian III AD 238-244 AR Antoninianus

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

5.49 grams, 24.5mm.
6 commentsrexesq
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Gordian III Sestertius42 viewsĆ Sestertius

IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM
Mars advancing right, holding shield and spear. S C across field

Rome
243-244 AD

18.15g

Ex-ANE

RIC IV 333; Hunter 149; Cohen 161.
Jay GT4
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Thracia, Hadrianopolis, Gordian III, Jurukova 59142 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 25, 9.39g
obv. AVT KM ANT - GORDIANOC
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. ADRIANO - POLEITWN
Artemis stg. l., drawing arrow from quiver, holding bow, stag at feet.
VF, nice brown-green patina
Jurukova pl. LV, no. 591 (same dies). (Attr. by Curtis Clay)
added to www.wildwinds.com

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

Antonivs Protti
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(0238) GORDIAN III -- MARKIANOPOLIS42 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27 mm 13.54 g
O: M ANT GORDIANOS AVG
LAUR DR CUIR BUST OF GORDIAN R, FACING DR BUST OF SERAPIS WEARING KALATHOS L
R: VII MHNOFILOV MARKIANOPOLITWN AESKLEPIOS STANDING L HOLDING SNAKE-ENTWINED STAFF. E IN LEFT FIELD
MARKIANOPOLIS (LEGATE TULLIUS MENOPHILUS)
MOUSHMOV 789; Hristova/Jekov No. 6.37.20.3
2 commentslaney
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Gratian - RIC IX Siscia 14c type XXIX c42 views18.3 mm, 2.0 gr
OV: DN GRATIANVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
RV: GLORIA RO-MANORVM, emperor dragging captive, Q left, K over P right, ΔSISCR in ex.
RIC IX Siscia 14c type XXIX c
ex FORVM
areich
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, Owl Tetradrachm42 viewsGreece, Attica, Athens, "Athenian Owl" Tetradrachm, 25 mm, 17.14g, 454-404 BC

Please also see the wonderful and comprehensive write up on the "Athenian Owl" at the link below:
http://athenianowlcoins.reidgold.com/
mitresh
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GREIFSWALD - Grosspfennig42 viewsGREIFSWALD - Grosspfennig, AR, circa 1425. Obv: Griffin left, MONETA GRIPE WO. Rev: arms with long cross, DA / LAV / DEN / DEO. Reference: Jesse 493, Saurma 4957/2606. Ex-Areich collection.dpaul7
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Hendin-489 / 1172 (01)42 viewsHerod I - prutah (year 3 = either 40BC or 37BC)
2.64 grams

The dating of these coins is subject to debate. Some say that because Herod was appointed Tetrarch of Samaria by Marc Antony in 42BC, that "year 3" would correspond to 40/39BC. Others feel that because Herod was appointed King of Judaea by the Roman Senate in 40BC, that "year three" should then represent 37BC. In all reality, the debate will most likely never be settled conclusively, one way or the other.
cmcdon0923
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Hendin-490 / 1178 (01)42 viewsHerod I - 2 prutot
3.83 grams
cmcdon0923
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Hendin-500 / 1188 (01)42 viewsHerod I - prutah
1.70 grams
cmcdon0923
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Hadrian AE As, RIC II 66442 viewsHadrian 117-138 A.D.
AE As, RIC II 664
Ć As 13.50g. 27mm. 125-128 A.D. Rome Mint
Ob: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS , Laureate and draped bust, r.
Rv: COS III, S C to either side. Minerva advancing r., brandishing javelin and holding shield;

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

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

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

Weight: 3,1g; Ř: 20mm; Reference: RIC II/222; ROME mint
1 commentssulcipius
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AE-As, RIC II 730, Rome, TRANQVILLITAS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, S/C//--, Tranquilitas standing half left, Scarce!42 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AE-As, RIC II 730, Rome, TRANQVILLITAS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, S/C//--, Tranquilitas standing half left, Scarce!
avers:- HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS, Bare headed and draped bust left.
revers:- TRANQVILLITAS-AVG-COS-III-P-P, Tranquilitas standing half left, holding short sceptre or baton and leaning on column.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 26mm, weight:9,46g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 134-138 A.D., ref: RIC-II-730, p-, C-1443var, Sear-, Scarce!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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Hadrian Serapis Tetradrachm42 viewsHadrian, Billon tetradrachm, Alexandria Egypt, Regnal year 19, 134 - 135 AD, 24mm, 12.6g, Köln 1150; Milne 1445, Emmett 889, Geissen 1150; cf. Dattari 1465,
OBV: AVT KAIC TRAIAN AΔΡIANOC CEB, laureate head of Hadrian left
REV: L.ENN EAK·Δ, draped bust of Serapis right, wearing taenia, kalathos on head

SCARCE
2 commentsRomanorvm
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Horse Harness Strap Spliters42 viewsThese bronze items are part of Roman cavalry harness and are used to split one strap into three or to hang three straps from under one horizontal strap. I do not know the era.otlichnik
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Sear 839 - Follis - 611-612 AD (Year 2) - Cyzicus mint - 2nd officina42 viewsEmperor: Heraclius (r. 610-641 AD)
Date: 611-612 AD (Year 2)
Condition: Fine/VF+
Denomination: Follis

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

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

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

FL HELENA-AVGVSTA
draped bust right

SECVRITAS-REIPVBLICAE
Securitas standing, facing, holding branch

SMTSA
Thessalonica Mint

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

The MAGNIA URBICA hair-style with a marked hair-crest is exceptional (RIC)
Jochen
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Herod I (the Great)42 viewsHerod I (the Great). 40-4 BCE. Ć 8 Prutot, 22mm, 5.82 g. Samaria mint. Dated RY 3 (40 BCE). O: Ceremonial bowl (lebes) on tripod; date L Γ (Year 3) to left, monogram to right. Greek Inscription: BAΣIΛEΩΣ HPΩΔOΥ (of King Herod.) R: Military helmet with cheek guards and straps, star above, palms flanking. Meshorer 44; Hendin 486; RPC I 4901.


Although there is debate over exactly what year “Year 3” refers to, the monogram TP may well indicate the third year of Herod’s tetrarchy. Josephus writes that Mark Antony appointed Herod as tetrarch (TETPAPXHΣ) in 42 B.C.E., which would bring us to 40/39 B.C.E. This is also when Herod was crowned as King of Judaea by the Roman Senate with the approval of Octavian (soon to be Augustus.)

This dating helps to explain the meaning of the obverse image of a soldier’s helmet. Although Herod was appointed as king, the Hasmonaean king, Mattathias Antigonus, was still ruling over Judea and did not recognize Roman authority. Herod would therefore have to raise an army, which he did, and, after a three month siege, conquered Jerusalem in 37 B.C.E.


Although Herod accomplished a great deal during his thirty-year + reign, including the building of massive palaces and amphitheaters and enlarging the temple, he is most remembered as a jealous, paranoid murderer, willing to do anything to maintain his political power.

Herod ordered the death of his Hasmonaean wife Mariamne and her brother Aristobulus. Later he had his two sons by Mariamne killed as well. This effectively eliminated the most serious threats to his power in Judaea. Caesar Augustus observed that it was safer to be Herod’s pig than Herod’s son. His wickedness reached its peak years later when, in fear of a rival king, he ordered the killing of all the boys two years of age and under in Bethlehem.

The Bible writer Matthew records Jesus’ birth taking place, “in the days of Herod the king.” A star led astrologers to Herod proclaiming the birth “of the one born king of the Jews.” The resulting slaughter of these children fulfilled the prophesy at Jeremiah 31:15, “This is what Jehovah has said, ‘In Ra′mah a voice is being heard, lamentation and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping over her sons. She has refused to be comforted over her sons, because they are no more.’”
4 commentsNemonater
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Cilicia, Hieropolis-Kastabala, SNG Levante 156442 viewsAE 21, 7g
struck 2nd-1st century BC
obv. Bust of City Goddess (Tyche), wearing mural crown, r.; monogram behind
rev. [I]EROPOLITW[N] (r. side, top down)
[TW]N PROS T[WN PYRAMW]
Artemis Perasia, in long garment and with kalathos, std. l. on throne with high back, holding short
sceptre in l. hand; beneath seat an eahle stg. l.
VF, dark-green patina with earthen highlights

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting Coins'.
1 commentsJochen
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Syria, Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis, Severus Alexander, BMC 5542 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 30, 17.74g
obv. AVT KAI MAR AVR - CE ALEZANDROC
Bust, draped, laureate, r.
rev. QEAC CVRIAC IE - RO - POLITWN (beginning upper left)
Atargatis, in long clothes, std. r. on throne, holding with l. hand tympanon set on
her knee, resting with r. arm on back of throne; on both sides a lion std.
BMC 55; GIC 3367 var. (bust undraped)
EF/VF, attractive green-brown patina
1 commentsJochen
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Himera, Sicily, hemilitron 42 viewsca. 420-408 BC
15mm, 2.80g
obv: [IME]; head of nymph Himera left, wearing sphendone, six pellets before
rev: six pellets within laurel wreath
2 commentsareich
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016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-082v, #0142 views016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-082v, #01
avers:- Cross with three wedges at the ends and H's between the angles; border of dots.
revers:- Eight dots around cross; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,3 mm, weight: 0,24g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-082v, CHN-1-131, Huszar-117, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-068, #0142 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-068, #01
avers:- Cross in pattern of wedges and lines; border of dots.
revers:- Cufic ornaments; two crosses leaning on each other, line between the crosses with curving edges, crossed by two lines; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11,3 mm, weight: 0,24 g, axis:10h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-068, CHN-1-125, Huszar-145,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-068, #0242 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-068, #02
avers:- Cross in pattern of wedges and lines; border of dots.
revers:- Cufic ornaments; two crosses leaning on each other, line between the crosses with curving edges, crossed by two lines; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12 mm, weight: 0,34 g, axis:8h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-068, CHN-1-125, Huszar-145,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
3 commentsquadrans
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6 Nero42 viewsNero. A.D. 54-68. Ć as (29 mm, 11.60 g, 6 h). Lugdunum, ca. A.D. 66. IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR P P P, bare head of Nero right, globe at point of neck / S C across field, Victory alighting left, holding shield inscribed [S P Q R]. RIC 543; WCN 593; BMC 381; Cohen 302. Medium brown patina with attractive earthen green deposits, light encrustations. Very fine.

Ex Triskeles Auctions
RI0039
3 commentsSosius
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Side 1, page 242 viewsThis is side 1 of the second page of my coin albumAarmale
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1.2 John Hyrcanus II (Yonatan) Prutah42 views67, 63 - 40 BCE
AE Prutah
Hendin 478
overstruck on Hendin 467
Zam
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GALILEE, Tiberias. Hadrian. 117-138 CE. Æ 24mm Dated CY 101 (119/20 CE).42 viewsGALILEE, Tiberias. Hadrian. 117-138 CE. Ć 24mm (. Dated CY 101 (119/20 CE). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / TIBEP KLAVD, E TAP in exergue, tetrastyle temple set on two-tiered platform; within, statue of Zeus seated left. Hendin 914; SNG ANS 1110.1 commentsMaritima
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Spain, Torralba d'en Salord42 viewsPlace: Torralba d'en Salord, Menorca
Country: Spain

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

The large T-shaped monument that is depicted in the photo is called a Taula, and it's probably a sanctuary. A U-shaped wall encloses the Taulas; these precincts are 3000 years old, but the age of its central monuments is unknown. This Taula measures 5 meters tall and it's the largest of its kind.
Viriathus
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Italy, Ostia - theatre42 viewsrebuilt by CommodusJohny SYSEL
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Parion, Mysia42 views350-300 B.C.
Silver hemidracm
2.40 gm, 13.5-15.5 mm
Rev: Gorgon head facing
Obv: Bull standing left, head turned right, ΠΑ above and PI beneath, ear of grain underneath
Jaimelai
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City Commemorative (330-335 A.D.)42 viewsAv.: CONSTANTINOPOLI
Rv.: Victory on prow
Ex.: SMKA

AE Follis Ř19 / 2.4g
RIC VII 93 Cyzicus
RIC Rarity rating R4!
Juancho
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187. Valentinian I (364-375 A.D.) 42 viewsAv.: DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG
Rv.: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Ex.: palm branch gamma SISC

AE Follis Ř19 / 2.4g
RIC IX 5a Siscia , type III
Juancho
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Geta Bithynia provincial RG 140 var (obverse legend).42 viewsAE 18 mm 3.6 grams 189-209 AD
OBV :: L SEP GETAS K . Bare headed, draped , bust right of Geta
REV :: HRAKLHAS PONTW. Helmeted Bust right of Athena wearing Aegis
EX :: none
minted in Heracleia in Bithynia
Johnny
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Ionia, Kolophon, tetartemorion 42 viewsKolophon, Ionia, ca. 490 - 400 BC
7mm, 0.22g
obv: laureate and veiled head of Apollo facing
rev: TE monogram within incuse square
(SNG Aulock 7900 var.;
Klein 398 var.;
Millne, Kolophon 7a;)
areich
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MOESIA, ISTROS AR DRACHM42 viewsMoesia, Istros AR Drachm.
4th Century BC.
Facing male heads, the left inverted / ISTPIH, sea-eagle left grasping dolphin with talons, AG monogram below dolphin.
BMC 246; SNG Munich 236; SNG Copenhagen 192; Pick AMNG 417.
20mm, 5.02g.

Ex Roma Numismatics LTD

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

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Italian States. Messina, Sicily. Alfonso V of Aragon (Alfonso I of Naples) AE Denaro (15mm 0.86g) ND. A.D. 1415-1458. 42 viewsItalian States. Messina, Sicily. Alfonso V of Aragon (Alfonso I of Naples) AE Denaro (15mm 0.86g) ND. A.D. 1415-1458. Messina Mint. + ALFONS D GRATIA, Eagle, wings spread, head right / + REX SICILIE, Shield of Aragon.

Biassi 1348.
oneill6217
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Italy- Forum Romanum- Part of the Forum of Caesar and a statue of Ceasar42 viewsThe Forum of Caesar, in addition to being one of the most evident monuments of self-representation of political power, was constructed as an extension to the Roman Forum. Caesar himself behaved like a greco-oriental sovereign, escorted by a procession of elephants and, against every republican norm, once received the Senate sitting in the center of the temple. The dictator also had placed in front the temple a statue of himself riding Bucefalo, the celebrated horse of Alexander the Great and symbol of absolute power. The Temple of Venus Genetrix, intentionally placed at the end of the piazza was the unifying and conclusive element to the architectural complex. This strict centralized vision corresponded to the ideological function, following the propaganda of the Hellenistic sanctuaries.
The choice of the Forum site is also significant: the future dictator didn't want to be far from the central power, represented in the Curia, seat of the Senate. In fact, not long before Caesar's death, the Senate agreed to reconstruct the Curia on the site.
John Schou
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Italy- Pompeii- a bar42 viewsFOOD AND WINE SHOP Via dell'Abbondanza Pompeii
The thermopolium was a shop selling wine and warm food. At this busy corner on the Via dell'Abbondanza, the food was kept in terra-cotta pots sunk in the serving counter. It could be eaten at the shop or taken out.
John Schou
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Caracalla - Serapis42 viewsAR Denarius, Rome, 212 (2.94gm)
RIC IVi.193, RCV.6829v (C)
Ox: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
O: Laureate head right.
Rx: P M TR P XV COS III P P
R: Serapis wearing polos on head, standing facing, head left, raising right hand and holding tranverse scepter in left.

ex. Dimitre Genoff (AAH)
Paul DiMarzio
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022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-249, #01, R3!42 views022 Bela IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-249, #01, R3!
avers:- .
revers:- ,
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 9,5-10 mm, weight: 0,25g, axis: h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Unger-249_CNH-1-341_Huszar-334, R3!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Pontius Pilate, 26 - 36 CE, Æ Prutah42 viewsBronze prutah of Pontius Pilate, procurator under Tiberias, (26 – 36 CE), 15 mm, struck 29 CE.

Obverse: Three bound ears of barley, the outer two ears droop, surrounded by inscription “IOYΔIA KAICAPOC” (Of Julia Caesar).
Reverse: Libation ladle (simpulum), surrounded by inscription “TIBEPIOY KAICAPOC” (Of Tiberias Caesar) and date LIς (year 16) = 29 CE.

Reference: Hendin 648, AJC II supplement V, 21, TJC 338, SNG ANS 367-372, SGIC 5622.

Added to collection: January 28, 2007
Daniel Friedman
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Vespasian, AR Denarius, “Fortuna”, 69-79 CE42 viewsSilver denarius of Vespasian, 69 -79 CE, 3 gr, 17 mm.

Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right
Reverse: COS ITER FORT RED, Fortuna standing left holding rudder on prow & cornucopia.

Reference: RIC 4, RSC 84.

Added to collection: May 30, 2006
Daniel Friedman
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Tye 14.1, Deyell 4542 viewsShahis (ca. 850-1,000 A.D.). AR jital, possibly Ohind mint, average silver content ca. 69%, average weight 3.3 g., 18 mm.

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

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

Tye rarity rating Abundant.

The history of the Shahi dynasties is almost unknown. The Hindu Shahi dynasty succeeded an earlier Buddhist Shahi dynasty, and was founded in 870 A.D. by Kallar, a Brahmin vazir to the last Buddhist king. The kingdom included portions of Kabulistan (the eastern territories of Greater Khorasan centered around Kabul, now in Afghanistan) and the old province of Gandhara (now in northern Pakistan), with capitals at Kabul and Ohind (in Gandhara). They lost Kabul to the Saminids around 988 A.D. and lost Ohind to Mahmud of Ghazni around 988 A.D. The coins bearing the legend Sri Samanta Deva (= Lord Feudatory Chief) were issued further east and later (albeit, with overlap) than those bearing the legend Sri Spalapati Deva (= Lord Commander of the Army).
1 commentsStkp
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Sear 1297 (1st Reign) - Follis - 705-706 AD (Indictional Year 4) - Syracuse mint42 viewsEmperor: Justinian II (Second Reign: 705-711 AD)
Date: 705-706 AD (Indictional Year 4)
Condition: aVF
Denomination: Follis

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

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

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

Ex Dr. Michael Metlich Collection
Pep
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JÓZSEF I. (Joseph I. Habsburg) (1705-1711A.D.) AR-Medal,42 viewsJÓZSEF I. (Joseph I. Habsburg) (1705-1711A.D.) AR-Medal,
avers:- IOSEPH IM NAHMEN UND ERBRECHT DER ERSTE•, •I•K• behind the bust,
revers:- DIR UND DEINEM SAMEN NACHDIR•,
exerg: -/-//DEN 9 DEC •1687•, diameter: 34mm, weight:14,87g, axes:0h,
material: AR, mint: , artist: , date: A.D.,
ref:
Q-001
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AUSTRIA HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE Joseph I, 1705-171142 views1 commentsancientone
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First revolt. Small bronze minted in 67 AD42 viewsHebrew legend , footed amphora
Hebrew legend, vine leaf.
2 commentsGinolerhino
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Julia Mamaea Sestertius42 viewsJulia Mamaea AE Sestertius. 231 AD. IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed & draped bust right / IVNO AVGVSTAE, SC below, Juno seated left, holding a flower & a baby in swaddling clothes.

RIC 683 , Cohen 33.
2 commentsTanit
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Julia Domna, Markianopolis42 viewsJulia Domna
Ae 25mm; 8.46g; Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior.

IOVLIA DOMNA CEB
draped bust right

MARKIANOROLITWN
The Three Graces

Varbanov 883 var
1 commentsarizonarobin
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Iustinianus-I. (527-565 A.D.), AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), SB 0158, Constantinopolis,42 viewsquadrans
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I42 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Justinian I (AD 527-565 ) AE 16 Nummi. Thessalonica mint. Obv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVG – Pearl-diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed Rev: A in left field, I in center, SP to right; above: [Theta] EW . Exurge: TES = Thessalonica mint: Sear. Byzantine coins and their values., 186B, 5.44 g. dpaul7
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011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-034A, #0142 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-034A, #01
avers:- .
revers:- .
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10mm, weight: 0,20g, axis:2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-034A, CP-002, Huszar-042,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
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Schjöth 1442, Hartill 9.90-92 Type 1, KM 144242 viewsKangxi (1662-1722)

1 cash (cast brass), 1680-1683, Fujian province (Zhangjou mint), 27 mm.

Obv: Kangxi tongbao.

Rev: Jang (in Manchurian) to the left, zhang (in Chinese) to the right.

Type 1 is comprised of coins with a two dot tong and a nominal weight of 1.4 qian (= 5.22 grams).

This is one of a series of twenty coins known as “poem” coins (shi qian), which, according to folklore, have talismanic qualities when placed together. The coins were put in a specific order in which the mint names formed a “poem.” The poem did not have a particular meaning, but rhymed according to the rules of classical Chinese poetry.

Hartill rarity 7
Stkp
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Persia Sassanian Khusro II Ar Drachm42 views Obv. GDH ARZWT HWSLWY (glory increase Khusro) Khusro II bust right wearing winged crown surmounted by star and crescent
Rev Fire altar with two attendants star and crescent above
1 commentsSkyler
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Kyrenaica Kyrene42 viewsObverse: Head of Zeus Ammon r.
Reverse: Silphion plant
Mint : Kyrene
Date : c.250 BC
Reference : SNG Cop 1276
Weight : 15.81g
Denom: AE 24
Bolayi
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Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Laodikeia. Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus42 viewsSyria, Seleukis & Pieria. Laodikeia. Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. 161-169 AD.
Ć 25mm (11.27 gm). Laureate and cuirassed bust of Aurelius right / Laureate head of
Verus right. BMC Galatia, etc. -; cf. SNG Copenhagen 355
1 commentsancientone
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Laos42 viewsKM4 - 10 Cents (BU) - 1952
KM5 - 20 Cents (BU) - 1952
Daniel F
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Lampsakos 328-323 BC42 viewsAR drachm, 16.9mm, 4.29g, Nice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet forward resting on stool. Club in left field. Early lifetime issue, featuring a youthful portrait.
Price 1347; Müller 136; Thompson 8, series II
For Sale
Lawrence Woolslayer
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7263 Prusias I, 228-185 BC42 viewsBronze Ć19, 19.6mm, 5.54g, VF
Laureate head Apollo right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY Bow and quiver. Meduim brown patina.
Ex: Barry P. Murphy
Sear 7263; BMC Pontus, pg. 209, #9; SNG Cop 628
Lawrence Woolslayer
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7268 Prusias II, 185-149 BC42 viewsBronze Ć18, 16.6mm, 3.99g, gF
Head Dionysos right wreathed with ivy / BAΣIΛEΩ[Σ] ΠPOYΣ[IOY] Herakles naked left holding club and lion's skin. Dark brown patina: photo greatly lightened.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins; Lodge Antiquities
Sear 7268; BMC Pontus, pg 210, #7
Lawrence Woolslayer
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BYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule42 viewsBYZANTINE EMPIRE - Latin Rule (1204-1261) Billon Trachy. Onb.: The Virgin enthroned. Rev.: Emperor standing holding labarum. Sear #2044.dpaul7
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Koinon Makedonon AE2642 viewsMacedon, Koinon, AE26, 3. Century AD.
Obv: AΛEΞANΔPOY, head of Alexander with Tainia in long hair right.
Rev: KOI MAKEΔONΩN B NEOKO, two prize-urns on table.
Ř 26 mm, 12.18 g
1 commentsPscipio
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Berytus AE1442 viewsBerytus, Phoenicia, AE14, 1. Century BC - 1. Century AD.
Obv: Marsyas standing left, holding wine-skin; CO-L across field.
Rev: BER above prow.
14 mm, 2.21 g
SNG Cop 89
Pscipio
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unpublished Julia Maesa AE23 from Alexandria Troas42 viewsIulia Maesa AE23, 218-222 AD, Alexandria Troas.
Obv: IVLIA MAESA AV, draped bust right.
Rev: COL ALEX / AVG, wolf right, suckling Romulus and Remus.
22-23 mm, 5.37 g
Bellinger -, SNG Leypold -, SNG Aul. -, SNG Cop. -, SNG München -, SNG Tüb. -, Lindgren -
Pscipio
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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG IIII42 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
galley r. mast with banners at prow

LEG IIII
legionary eagle between two standards

3.04g

Patrae mint 32-31BC

Sear Imperator's 353; Crawford 544/16; Cohen 29

Ex-Calgary Coin

RARE

This type with LEG IIII rather than LEG IV is quite rare. No examples were found in the Delos Hoard of 1905
Jay GT4
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King Levon IV, 1320 - 1342 AD42 viewsAR Takvorin

Obverse: +ԼԵՒՈՆ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈ, equestrian king holding sceptre to the right. Ո and փ in left field.
Reverse: +ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔՆ Ի ՍԻ, crowned lion walking right, patriarchal cross, dot behind.

Weight: 2.23 grams
Diametre: 20 x 19.5 mm
Die axis: 220 degrees

Reference: Bedoukian 1977 - 90

Provenance: Purchased from "Forum Ancient Coins" in 2007, coin # 81123
1 commentsMasis
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Julia Domna AR Denarius42 viewsJulia Domna (Augusta)
AR Denarius 3.10g / 19mm / -
IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG - Draped bust right
PVDICITIA - Pudicitia seated left, veiled & right hand on her breast; holding scepter
Mint:(211-217 AD)
References: RIC IV / 2; 385c; Cohen 172; RCV 7105
Scotvs Capitis
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Julia Domna, Thrace, Nikopolis as Istrum42 viewsJulia Domna (Augusta)
Thrace, Nikopolis as Istrum
AE 5.90g / 21mm / -
IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CE... - Draped bust right
ΝΙCΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡΟCΙCΤ - Nemesis standing with scales and arshin or rod; next to her - wheel
References: Moushmov 1046, Plate IX 22
2 commentsScotvs Capitis
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Licinius I RIC VII 1742 viewsObv:IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG
laureate head right
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI
Jupiter standing left, chamlys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre, Victory on globe in right hand, eagle with wreath to left. G to right
•SIS• in ex.
22mm 3.1gm
OWL365
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LICINIUS II (Junior) RIC 2942 viewsLICINIUS II
AE3
Antioch Mint. 317-320 A.D.
17.7mm. 3.23g.
Die Alignment: 150 degrees
Obv: D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C - Diademed bust left, wearing imperial cloak, holding mappa, sceptre and globe.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS - Jupiter standing left, chlamys acrcoss shoulder, leaning on sceptre, holding Victory on a globe, captive at feet.
Exergue: SMANT
Gamma in right field
Ref: RIC 29. Sear '64 3717. Sear '88 3817. C32. VM 6.
seraphic
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Struck A.D.320. LICINIUS I. AE3 (Nummus) of Aquileia. 42 viewsObverse: IMP LICINIVS AVG. Laureate head of Licinius facing right.
Reverse: DOMINI N LICINI AVG. Laurel-wreath around VOT•XX; in exergue; AQS.
RIC VII : 86. Weight 3.3gms.
RARE

This coin is one of those struck in c.A.D.320 to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the reign of Constantine, which was also celebrated in the West as the fifteenth anniversary of Licinius.
*Alex
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Licinius II, Ae 3, struck 317-324 A.D.42 viewsOBV/ D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C; Laur, cuir. and dr. bust l. globus and sceptre in l. hand, mappa in r. hand
REV/ IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS; Jupiter stg. l., holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Crescent/B in fields. SMAL in exergue
RIC VII, 25 Rare 2
Mayadigger
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Lucilla, Pudicitia42 viewsLVCILLA-AVGVSTA
draped bust right

PVDI-CITIA
Pudicitia standing

Ar Denarius, 20mm; 3.33g
RSC 60
2 commentsarizonarobin
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17 Lucius Verus42 viewsDenarius. IMP L VERVS AVG, bare head right / PROV DEOR TR P III COS II, Providentia standing left holding globe & cornucopiae. RSC 154; RIC III 483; BMCRE 207. Weight 3.45 g. Die Axis 6 hr. Max Dia 18 mm.

1 commentsmix_val
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(0161) LUCIUS VERUS42 views161 - 169 AD
AE 22.5 mm 3.84 g
O: IMP CAES L AVREL VERVS AVG, laureate head right
R: PROFECTIO AVG TR P III [COS II], Lucius Verus in military dress on horseback right, holding spear in right
Rome RIC III 1356; rare
laney
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Marcus Aurelius, Sestertius42 viewsRIC 1227
Rev: FELICITAS AVG IMP VIIII COS III P P, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and sceptre.
E Pinniger
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE dupondius - struck 179 AD42 viewsobv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXXII (radiate head right)
rev: IMP VIIII COS III PP (Aequitas standing standing left holding scales & cornucopaie), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1232, C.376
mint: Rome
11.52gms, 24mm
1 commentsberserker
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Macrinus & Diadumenian, AE 2842 viewsAV K OPEL CEV MAKREINOC K M OPEL ANTONEINOC K
Confronted busts
VP PONTIANOV MARKIANOPOLEITO/N
Artemis advancing right, withdrawing arrow from quiver, holding bow, hound at her feet. E in left field.
Varbanov (Eng.) I, 1160, AMNG 730
H&J 6.24.13.4
13.61 g.
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Maiorina Constancio II RIC VIII Heraclea 86E.jpg
A130-65 - Constancio II (337 - 361 D.C.)42 viewsAE2 Maiorina ó Centenional 20 mm 4.6 gr.

Anv: "[DN CON]STAN- TIVS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha. "Δ" detrás del busto.
Rev: "FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO" - Soldado con yelmo a derecha, portando escudo en brazo izquierdo, alancea con derecha a un jinete caido que porta diadema, lo mira y extiende su brazo izquierdo hacia él. "SMHε" en exergo.

Acuńada 348 - 352 D.C.
Ceca: Heraclea (Off.5ta.)
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII (Heraclea) #86 Pag.436 - Cohen Vol.VII #46 Pag.447 - DVM #90 Pag.300 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8659.h. Pag.214 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3974 - LRBC #1896
mdelvalle
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C. Mamilius Limetanus, Crawford 362/142 viewsC. Mamilius Limetanus, gens Mamilia
AR - denarius serratus, 20mm, 3.78g, 45°
Rome, 82 BC
obv. Bust of Mercurius r., draped, with winged petasos and caduceus behind r. shoulder
l. above A (control mark)
rev. l. side top down C.MAMIL, r. side bottom-up LIMETAN (TA as monogram)
Ulysses (Odysseus), in beggar garment with mantle and pileus, advancing r., resting with raised l. hand
on staff, stretching r. hand to his old dog Argus, who is standing r. before him and looks up to him
ref. Crawford 362/1; Sydenham 741; RCV 282; Albert 1253; Mamilia 6
rare, VF

For more information take a look at the referring article of the Mythology Thread.
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ManuelIS1968.JPG
Manuel I 1143-1180 Constantinople42 viewsObv: Virgin Orans to Manus Dei at Right,
Rev: Emperor Holding Scepter and Akakia
Sear 1968
Laetvs
Marcia8.JPG
M Marcius Mn f Denarius, 134 BC42 viewsHelmetted head of Roma right, modius behind, XVI in monogram below chin
Victory with whip in biga right
M MARC below, divided by two grain ears
ex. ROMA
The obverse symbol and reverse of this coin refers to the moneyer's father, Mn. Marcius, who as aedile, c. 154 BC, was the first to distribute wheat to the people at one As per modius.

Marcia 8, Cr 245/1, Syd 500
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Marcus Aurelius denar42 viewsTR P XXI IMP IIII COS III2 commentstibsi67
markianopolis_caracalla_AMNG644.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 18. Caracalla, HrJ (2013) 6.18.01.12 #1 (plate coin)42 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 9.59g, 26.72mm, 30°
struck under governor Quintilianus
obv. PIOC AVGOVSTOC - ANTWNINO - C
bearded bust, laureate, r.
rev. VP K - VNTILILIANOV(sic!) MARKIANOPOLIT / WN
Eagle, wings opened, stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head l., holding wreath in
beak
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 644 var.
c) Varbanov (engl.) 965 var. (The die cutters seem to have difficulties with the name Quintilianus: Hristova/Jekov mentions another
variant KVNTIALIANOV!)
b) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.18.1.12 (plate coin)
F+/about VF

Interesting legend configuration: WN stands directly above VPK and LIT.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.5.6 #242 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 11.1g, 27.19mm, 180°
struck under governor Iulius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVRHLIOC - ANTWNEINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP.IOVL.ANT.CELE - VKOV MARKIANOPO / LITWN
Demeter, in long chiton and himation, stg. frontal, head l., holding two corn-
ears in outstretched r. hand and leaning with l. hand on sceptre.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 819 var. (has torch)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1560 (cites AMNG 819, but writes scepter which can be seen on the pic too!)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) 6.26.5.6
d) BMC 50
F+/about VF, glossy dark green patina

AMNG has two corn-ears, head of poppy and torch. Here it is doubtless no poppy and a sceptre with knob. Nevertheless it is Demeter.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 32. Severus Alexander, HrJ (2014) 6.32.03.1042 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 29, 13.5g, 28.70mm, 45°
struck under governor Fir. Philopappus
obv. AVT KM AVR CEV - ALEZANDROC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r.
rev. VP FL FILOPAPPOV MAR[KIANOPOLITWN] (PP ligate)
Hera, in long clothes, stg. frontal, head l., holding sceptre in l. hand and phiale in
outstretched r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1041
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1811
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No.6.32.3.10
d) SNG Budapest 239
about VF/good F, deep green-blue patina
Jochen
markianopolis_sev_alex_cfAMNG1026.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 32. Severus Alexander, HrJ (2014) 6.32.10.06 (plate coin)42 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 26, 9.6g, 26.33mm, 225°
struck under governor Um(brius?) Tereventinus
obv. AVT KM AVR CEVH - ALEZANDROC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. HG OVM TEREBENTINOV MARKIANOPOLIT / WN (HG, OV, AR ligate)
Hermes, nude, stg. frontal, head l., chlamys over l. arm, holding kerykeion in l.
arm and purse in r. hand.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1026 var. (has TWN in ex.)
obv. AMNG I/1, 1027
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) 6.32.10.6 (plate coin)
d) cf. BMC 76 (has 'head laureate, r.' and WN on rev. ligate)
(Thanks to Pat Lawrence, Steve Minnoch and Curtis Clay!)
very rare, about VF

A new bust variety of a rare reverse type! (Curtis Clay)
As Pick points out, Tereventinus is the only governor of Lower Moesia from Sept. Sev. on, whose name is preceded by HG(EMONEVONTOC) rather than VP(ATEVONTOC), apparently because he exceptionally governed the province as an ex-praetor rather than as an ex-consul.
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Maroneia_7.jpg
400-350 BC - Maroneia, Thrace - Horse Obverse - Vine in Square Reverse42 viewsMaroneia, Thrace
Date: ca. 400-350 BC
Condition: Fair
Size: AE14

Obverse: Horse prancing right; NK monogram beneath

Reverse: MAPΩNITΩN (or similar) around three sides of linear square containing vine; monogram on one side?

2.69g; 14.6mm; 15°
Pep
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Israel, Masada - Roman Encampment and Seige Ramp42 viewsLooking down on the stone wall outlines of one of the Roman encampments (middle upper right) that surrounded the fortress of Masada (another of Herod's Palaces in its glory days). The Roman seige ramp is to the lower left.Lloyd
Matyas-Hunyadi_Den_U-554-b_C1-218_H-702_MOnETA_MAThIE_DE_REGIS_h_-UnGARIE_Q-001_h_xmm_0,58ga-s.jpg
039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-554.b, , #0142 views039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-554.b, , #01
avers:- +•MONETA•MAThIE•DG, Two-part Hungarian shield (stripes, patriarchal cross) in circle of dots; border of dots.
revers:- REGIS•h-VnGARIAE•, Patriarchal cross in circle of dots, mint-mark on each side (B-S); border of dots.
diameter: 15mm, weight: 0,58g, axis: h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, mint mark: B-S, by Stephan Kowách (Pohl 202-1).
date: 1461 A.D., ref: Unger-554.b, CNH-2-218, Huszar-702,
Q-001
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Maximianus Follis42 viewsMaximianus Ć Follis. ca 300 AD. IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae, no mintmark.

RIC 6b
Tanit
MAXIMIN1-3.jpg
42 viewsMaximinus I - Sestertius - 236/238
Ob.: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM; Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev.: SALVS AVGVSTI S C; Salus seated left, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar.
gs. 18,6 mm 34
Cohen 92, RIC IV 85
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Medieval Brooch AR-002, Fibula #089,42 viewsMedieval Brooch AR-002, Fibula #089,
size:20x20mm,
thickness:1,2mm
weight:2,07g
mint: ???
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-003
quadrans
Miletos, Ionia AR 1-12th stater, c 525 BC.JPG
Miletos, Ionia AR 1-12th stater, c 525 BC42 viewsMiletos, Ionia
AR – 1/12th stater, 9.5mm
c. 525 BC
lion foreparts r.
star in incuse pattern
Sear 3523
Ardatirion
moneta 336.jpg
Caracalla Provincial, Nikopolis ad Istrum, AE2642 viewsobv: Laureate bust right
rev: Dionysos standing left with bunch of grapes & thyrsos.
Struck 196-217 A.D. at Nikopolis ad Istrum under Magistrate Aurelius Gallus
Moushmov 1901
1 commentsJericho
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Constantine I, Sirmium - RIC VII 4842 viewsConstantine I AE3
obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Laureate head right.
rev: SARMATIA DEVICTA. Victory advancing right, holding trophy and palm branch, pushing captive seated on ground.
exergue: SIRM
Struck 324-325 A.D. at Sirmium
RIC VII 48
Van Meter 87
Note: Refers to a major victory over the Sarmatians in 322 A.D.
1 commentsJericho
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Hadrian, Uncertain Eastern Mint - RIC 33942 viewsHadrian Denarius
obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P. Bare head right.
rev: COS III. Aequitas standing left, holding scales & conucopiae.
Struck 134-138 A.D. at uncertain Eastern mint
RIC 339
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Constantius II, Siscia - RIC VII 21742 viewsConstantius II AE3
obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left
rev: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS. Campgate with no doors, ten stone layers (top layer with pellets), two turrets, star above.
exergue: delta SIS double crescent
Struck 328-329 A.D. at Siscia
RIC VII 217
Van Meter 70
Jericho
moneta 592.jpg
Galerius Follis, Thessalonica42 viewsobv: GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES. Laureate bust right.
rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI. Genius standing left, chlamys over shoulder, holding cornucopiae and patera, from which liquid flows.
exergue: dot TSA dot
Struck 300-301 A.D. at Thessalonica
RIC VI 22b
Jericho
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Claudius, Rome - RIC 11342 viewsobv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P. Bare head left.
rev: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S C. Libertas standing facing, head right, holding pileus and extending left hand.
Struck 42-43 A.D. at Rome
RIC 113
Note: "RIC 113 (Common) has the scarcity right, but wrongly gives date as c. 50-54 AD. Correct, according to my own investigation, is 42-3 AD" - Curtis Clay
Jericho
Mysia AE15 Athena Owl smaller.jpg
Mysia, Pergamon AE1542 viewsobv: Head of Athena right
rev: Owl on palm branch, wings spread
Struck 2nd-1st Century BC
SG 3963
Jericho
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Napolean III KM 776.142 viewsFrance, Napolean III. NAPOLEAN III EMPEREUR 1856, head of Napolean III left / EMPIRE FRANCAIS DIX CENTIMES Eagle perched facing on perch, wings open. Mintmark A below.

mintage: 5,417,000 (combined with 1856)
oneill6217
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42 viewssalem
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Nero Ae As42 viewsNERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP
Laureate head right

PACE P R VBIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT SC
Temple of Janus with doors closed

Rome 65 AD

8.96g

SEAR 1974

ex-Forum
Jay GT4
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Nero | Victory * Æ As, 54-68 AD.42 views
Nero | Victory * Copper As

Obv: Laureate head right: NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP
Rev: Victory standing left holding oval shield inscribed, SPQR: S-C.

Exergue: None

Mint: Rome
Struck: 65 AD.

Size: 27.335
Weight: 10.07 grm.
Die axis: 180°

Condition: Well worn all over, but with still vivid images and a lovely medium chocolate patina.

Refs:*
RIC I, 312
BMCRE 241
WCN 285, 290
Cohen 288
BN 399
Tiathena
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Geta, Rec.Gen. 51542 viewsGeta AD 198-209
AE 15, 2.31g
obv. GETAC - KAICAR
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIK - AIEWN
Nike, in short chiton over long chiton, advancing r., holding wreath in raised r.
hand and long palm (or trophy?) over l. shoulder
Rec.Gen., p. 463, 515 & pl. LXXX, #21 (Thanks to Lawrence Woolslayer!)
F+/about VF, black-green patina

Nike here wears as hair-do a so-called lampadion often seen on the gold stateres of Alexander III.
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nikomedia_plautilla_RecGen253.jpg
Bithynia, Nikomedia, Plautilla, Rec.Gen. 25342 viewsPlautilla, AD 202-211, wife of Caracalla
AE 21, 3.17g
obv. [NIB] FOV PLAV - TILLA CEB
Bust, draped, r.
rev. NEIKOMHDEW - N / DIC NEWKO / RWN
Skylla advancing l. over waves, holding rudder over her shoulder and dolphin
in outstretched r. hand
Rec.Gen. 253
extremely rare, good F, green patina

For more information see the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
Jochen
nikopolis_caracalla_AMNG1568.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2013) 8.18.04.08 (plate coin)42 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 12.12g, 27.10mm, 225°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AV KM AVR - ANTWNIN[OC]
laureate head r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAN - NIKOPOLI / PROC I
Athena, helmeted, wearing peplos over long chiton, standing facing, head r.,
holding transversed spear in r. hand and leaning with r. hand on shield set on
small column.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1568 (1 ex., München)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3128 (obv. from same die, but cites in error AMNG 1568 under #3129)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.18.4.8 (plate coin)
Rare, F+/about VF, nice green patina
1 commentsJochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2013) 8.18.20.02 (plate coin)42 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 15.8g, 29.81mm, 225°
struck under legate Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV KM AVRHLI - ANTWNINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VPA AVR GALLOV - NEIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
Asklepios, in himation, drapery over l. arm, stg. frontal, head l., leaning on
serpent-staff l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.18.20.2 (plate coin)
very rare, about VF

Die fault on the bottom of rev. legend of the Pi of VPA and some smoothing (Curtis Clay)
Jochen
nikopolis_elagabal_AMNG2034.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2013) 8.26.08.14 (plate coin)42 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 17, 3.3g, 16.98mm, 45°
obv. AVT KM AVR - ANTW[NINOC]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON .
Bunch of grapes hanging at a twig with two tandrils
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2034
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3824
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.26.8.14 (plate coin)
about VF/VZ

One of the most beautiful bunch of grapes I have ever seen!
4 commentsJochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2013) 8.23.36.04 #1 (plate coin)42 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 11.16g, 26.64mm, 0°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. AV K OPPEL CEOV - HROC MAKRINOC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. VP AGRIPA(sic!) NIKO - POLITWN PROC IC
Homonoia, in long clothes and with kalathos, stg. l., holding cornucopiae in l.
arm and in outstretched re hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1704 (2 ex., Berlin, Paris)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3334 (cites AMNG 1704, but describes AMNG 1705)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.23.36.4 (plate coin)
rare, about VF, deep black-green patina
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 00. pseudo-autonomous, HrHJ (2013) 8.0.48.02 #1 (plate coin)42 viewsAE 14, 1.84g, 13.80mm, 180°
struck 2nd/3rd century AD
obv. (anepigraphic)
Bust of Nike as City-Goddess, winged, draped and turreted, palmbranch behind shoulders, r.
rev. NEIOPO (sic!) PROC ICTRON
Crescent with 3 stars
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.0.48.2 (plate coin)
rare, about VF, dark green patina

Pick states that Nike must have been the eponymous goddess of Nikopolis, explaining the unusual number of Victory rev. types on the city's coinage.
Jochen
Nummus Valentiniano II RIC IX Siscia 39aA.jpg
A141-25 - Valentiniano II (375 - 392 D.C.)42 viewsAE4 Nummus 13 mm 1.0 gr.
Hijo de Valentiniano I, Augusto jr. de Occidente con su Padre y Graciano su medio hermano hasta 383 D.C. y luego Augusto Sr. hasta 392 D.C.

Anv: "DN VALENTINI - ANVS P F AVG" - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VICTOR – IA AVGGG" - Victoria avanzando a izquierda, portando una corona/guirnalda en mano derecha y hoja de palma en mano izquierda que apoya sobre su hombro izquierdo. "ASIS" en exergo.

Acuńada 388 - 392 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IX (Siscia) #39a Pag.155 - Cohen Vol.VIII #45 Pag.144 - DVM #49 Pag.312 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9184.f. Pag.284
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Octavian (Augustus)42 viewsAugustus (Octavian 30-29BC ) -- AR Denarius. Bare head right /Triumphal arch with IMP CAESAR on architrave, surmounted by quadriga bearing Octavian. RIC I 267; Sear CRI 481; Sear RCV 1558; RSC 123. 1 commentsfeatherz
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Octavian Sestertius42 viewsOCTAVIAN, with DIVUS JULIUS CAESAR. 38 BC.
Ć Sestertius
Obv: CAESAR before, DIVI F behind, bare head of Octavian right, wearing slight beard
Rev: DIVOS before, IVLIVS behind, head of Divus Julius Caesar right, wearing wreath.
Crawford 535/1; RPC I 620; CRI 308; Sydenham 1335; BMCRR Gaul 106; Cohen 3 (Julius Caesar)
Tanit
ORVOSOK-es-TERMESZETVIZSGALOK_Rimaszombat_1866_BR-Medal-Q-001_0h_44,00mm_53,95g-s.jpg
MAGYAR ORVOSOK és TERMÉSZETVIZSGÁLÓK (1866) AE-Medal, Rimaszombat, "HUNGARIAN PHYSICIAN and NATURALIST (1866), Scientific Conference, Rimaszombat"42 viewsMAGYAR ORVOSOK és TERMÉSZETVIZSGÁLÓK (1866) AE-Medal, Rimaszombat,
"HUNGARIAN PHYSICIAN and NATURALIST (1866), Scientific Conference, Rimaszombat"
avers:
revers:
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 44,00mm, weight:53,95g, axes:0h,
material: AE (Br), mint: , artist: , date: 1866 A.D.,
ref:
Q-001
quadrans
Otho_1.jpg
OTHO Denarius RIC 17, Victory42 viewsOBV: IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare head right
REV: VICTORIA OTHONIS, Victory standing left on globe, wreath extended in right, palm frond in left
3.179 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 180 degrees
very rare (RIC R3)
Minted at Rome, Jan-Feb 69 A.D
Ex Forum
1 commentsLegatus
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OTTOMAN EMPIRE - Mustafa I42 viewsOTTOMAN EMPIRE - Mustafa I (Second Reign - 1622-1623) AR Onluk. Fine, reverse has permanent marker on it that the collector used to aid in reading the coin. This should be removeable with no problems, but I chose to leave it on... For me, these coins are difficult enough to read! Size: 16 mm. Scarce!

dpaul7
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Punic Zeugitana42 viewsShekel - Carthage - 300-264 BC
Diameter: 18 mm
Weight : 5 gms
Obv: head of Tanit left
Rev: horse's head right

SNG 149
Tanit
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Pan | Jupiter Anxurus, AR Denarius, 48 BC.42 views
Pan | Jupiter Anxurus, Silver Denarius

Obv: Mask of bearded Pan, right facing, wearing three rows of berries in hair, Pedum behind. [PANSA] below.
Rev: Jupiter Anxurus seated left, patera in out-stretched right and scepter in left hands; IO[VIS AXVR] in left field; C VIBIVS C F C N, vertical in right field.

Exergue: None.

Mint: Rome
Struck: 48 BC.

Size: 18.3 mm.
Weight: 3.34 grm.
Die axis: 170°

Condition: Evident in photos. Beautiful to me!

Refs:*
RCI 20a
Vibia 18-19.
Sydenham 948
Crawford 449/1b
Kestner 3544-3545
BMCRR Rome 3982

Many of the Roman moneyers minted types that were based on homonyms or word games with their own name. On this type, Pan is a play on his name, Pansa. The temple of Jupiter Anxurus was built by Sulla at Terracina in Latium. The town's ancient Volscian name was Anxur.

Ex-FORVM. (Above text, FORVM Ctg.).
Cherished & much-loved gift from a very dear friend.
Tiathena
Paphlagonia, Amastris, MithradatesVI.JPG
Paphlagonia, Amastris42 viewsAE20, Mithradates VI, 120-63BC
Obverse: Aegis with Gorgons head at center
Reverse: AMASTRIEWN, Nike advancing right with wreath and palm.
Sear 3675
20mm, 7.2gm
1 commentsJerome Holderman
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Mysia, Pergamon, BMC 20142 viewsAE 18, 3.08g
struck 200-133 BC (according to von Fritze)
obv. Head of Athena, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with star, hair in curls to neck.
rev. Owl with open wings, stg. facing on palmbranch, head l.
above AQH - NAC, below NIKHFOROV
in l. and r. field P - D (magistrate?)
ref. BMC 133, 201; SNG Copenhagen cf.383; SNG von Aulock cf.1375
about VF, nice contrasts

This type is part of a greater series of coins struck in honour of Athena, tutelary deity of Pergamon. Issued possibly to celebrate various victories over the Galati and the Seleucids.
3 commentsJochen
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Turkey, Perga - Nimpheum42 viewsMay 2011FlaviusDomitianus
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Perinthos AE2642 viewsPerinthos pseudo-autonomous AE26, imperial times.
Obv: Bearded head of Herakles left.
Rev: ΠEPIN-ΘIΩN, Zeus on throne left, holding sceptre and patera, eagle at feet.
Ř 26 mm, 10.41 g.
Schönert, Perinth 116
2 commentsPscipio
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Philip I42 viewsPhilippus I. Antoninianus, 247-249 AD, Rome.
Obv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FIDES EXERCITVS, Four standards; the second from right, a legionary eagle.
20-22 mm, 2.93 g
RIC IV, Part 3, 62
sseverus
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Philippus II. antoninianus42 viewsSAECVLVM NOVVM
Antiochia mint
rare
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Philippus I. Arabs antoninianus * UNIQUE *42 viewsObv.: IMP IVL PHILIPPVS PIVS FEL AVG / PM
Rev.: SRES FELICITATIS ORBIS (SRES instead of SPES)
unknown mint
unique
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Philip II tetradrachm, Amphipolis42 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Philip II. 359-336 BC. AR Tetradrachm. Amphipolis mint. Struck around 315-294 BC. Laureate head of Zeus right / FILIPP-OU, youth on horseback right, holding palm; L and torch below horse, dolphin under raised foreleg. Le Rider pl. 48, 1; SNG ANS 807.1 commentsmarandnumiz
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42 viewsPHOKIS FEDERAL COINAGE AR TRIOBOL
C. 445-420 BC
Obv: Facing bulls head
Rev: Head of Artemis in incuse square
Super metal and detail
Williams 242a pl 8 (this coin)
2.97g
14mm

Ex. Roderick T Williams Collection, Baldwin's Auction 75, September 26, 2012, lot 2274.

Published: Silver Coinage of the Phokians, Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication Number 7 (London, 1972), 242a Plate 8
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Claudius II Gothicus FORTVNAE RED42 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, 268-270 A.D., Milan mint.
OBV: IMP CLAVDIVS PF AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
REV: FORTVNAE RED, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia, S in exergue.
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Probus SALVS AVG42 viewsProbus, 281 A.D., Ticinum mint.
OBV: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
REV: SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, feeding serpent in arms. V in left field, TXXI in exergue.

Part of the EQVITI series of Ticinum.
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Gallienus IOVI STATORI42 viewsGallienus, 263 A.D., Antioch.
OBV: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right.
REV: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing left holding scepter and thunderbolt, star in right field.
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Plautilla and Caracalla42 viewsRIC (Car.)361, Plautilla AR Denarius. 202 AD. PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right / CONCORDIAE AETERNAE, Plautilla & Caracalla clasping hands. RSC 10owellber
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PMTRP VIII quadriga Dlsd42 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped left shoulder
Reverse: PMTRPVIIICOSIIIPP, SC in exergue
Severus Alexander laureate and togate, standing in decorated quadriga right, holding reins and eagle-tipped sceptre in left hand and extending right
BMC 575-8, RIC 495
Weight, 20.78g; die axis, 12h.
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Pompeii wall painting42 viewsAnother stunning painting in Pompeii.Titus Pullo
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Postumus DIANAE LVCIFERAE RIC V/2 29942 viewsAnt, 20mm, 4.11g.

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

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

Trier, Officina B, Issue 4.

RIC v/2 299, Common.
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Postumus antoninianus, 259-268 AD42 viewsPostumus, AD 260-268
AR - antoninianus, 15mm
Treveri mint; 3rd emission, 1st phase; AD 263-265
radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
Moneta standing left with scales & cornucopia
MONETA AVG
RIC V 75; Mairat 65
Ardatirion
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Postumus PM TRP COS II PP RIC V/2 5442 viewsAnt, 19x23mm, 2.84g.

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

Reverse: PM TRP COS II PP, Emperor standing L in military dress, holding globe and spear.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 1, 260 AD.

RIC 54, Common.

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Postumus AE Double Sestertius42 viewsObv: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LAETITIA AVG - Galley with four rowers on waves to right.
Date: 261 AD
Ref: RIC 143
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Prince A42 viewsPrince A, Late 2nd to early 3rd Centuries A.D., AE Drachm

Obv: Bust of Prince left, wearing a long beard divided into two points. Short hair, double diadem.
Rev: Artemis, standing, holding a bow in her left hand and taking an arrow from a quiver with her right hand.

van't Haaff 19.1.1
de Morgan 58
Sear GIC 5918
BMC 28 284 1
Mitchiner ACW 721-22
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Prince A42 viewsPrince A, Late 2nd to early 3rd Centuries A.D. , AE Drachm

Obv: Bust of Prince left, wearing a long beard divided into two points. Small tufts of hair on top of head and side of head. Anchor in field to left of bust.
Rev: Artemis, standing, holding a bow in her left hand and taking an arrow from a quiver with her right hand.

van't Haaff 19.1.1-1A?
de Morgan 59
Sear GIC 5919
BMC 28 286 22
Howard Cole
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ROMAN EMPIRE, PROBUS Antoninianus RIC V ii 20242 viewsObverse: IMP PROBVS AVG. Radiate bust of Probus, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped sceptre, facing left.
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO. Radiate Sol in quadriga galloping left; in exergue, R thunderbolt B.
RIC V ii : 202

Struck at Rome, A.D.275/6
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 888, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KAB, Emperor riding left,42 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 888, Serdica, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//KAB, Emperor riding left,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated.
revers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exe: -/-//KAB, diameter: 21,5-23mm, weight: 4,40g, axis: 11h,
mint: Serdica-4th-emiss, date: 277-or-280-281 A.D., ref: RIC-888, p-114,
Q-001
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Ptolemy II - obol Weiser 1742 viewsPtolemy II Philadelphos (285-246 BC). AE obol. Alexandria mint, ca 269-268 BC; 19.09g; obv. Laureate head of Zeus-Ammon right; rev. Eagle standing left on winged thunderbolt; monogram & shield to left, tiny monogram between legs. SNG Cop. 119, Svoronos 553, Weiser 17.

Ex A. Reich's collection
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Schjöth 1464, Hartill 5.85-86 Type B.3, KM 387.142 viewsQianlong (1736-1795)

1 cash (cast brass), 1754 [?] -1760 [?], Board of Revenue mint (in Beijing), 23 mm.

Obv: Qianlong tongbao.

Rev: Boo chiowan.

Type B is comprised of coins with a Z yi, closed head tong, round head boo, and no privy marks. During the twenty years that this type was issued, there must have been numerous changes in ancestor coins, so that although there was no conscious change in type, the natural drift towards smaller coins resulted in three types being distinguishable; however, these types are not always clear cut.

Subtype B.3 coins have normal rims, a diameter of 23-24 mm, characters on the reverse are often course, there is little gap between the os of boo, and the bottom horizontal stroke of bei is above the line of the hole.

Hartill rarity 11
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389-369 BC 42 viewsAmyntas III
AE15

Obverse:Head of Herakles wearing lion skin
Reverse:ΑΜΥΝΤΑ; Eagle right, serpent in its claws, bending down to devour it.

15.70mm 3.63gm

Sear 1512
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064 - Septimius Severus AE Sestertius - RIC 68842 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V, Laureate head right
Rev:– [P M TR P III] COS II PP / S C, Mars advancing right carrying spear and trophy
Minted in Rome, A.D. 195
References:– RIC 688 (Scarce)
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066 - Caracalla Antoninianus - RIC 264b42 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Radiate bust right
Rev:– P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Sol radiate, standing front, head left, raising right hand and holding sceptre
Minted in Rome. A.D. 215.
Reference:– Van Meter 4/3. RIC 264b. RSC 287b.
A bit scrappy.

(SOLD)
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068 - Geta Ae AS - RIC 175a42 viewsAe AS
Obv:– P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT RED TR P III COS II, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder & cornucopia, wheel under chair, S C in ex
References:– RIC 175a
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071 - Elagabalus Antoninianus - RIC 138 (2e)42 viewsObv:– IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust right
Rev:– SALVS ANTONINI AVG, Salus standing right feeding serpent held in her arms
References:– VM 12, RIC 138 (2e) (Common), RCV02 7498, RSC 254
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - RIC 13342 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the rear
Rev:– ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left holding cornucopia, grain ears, modius at her feet
Minted in Rome. A.D. 222-228
Reference:– RIC 133, RSC 23
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087 - Gordian III Antoninianus - RIC 07042 viewsObv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– ROMA AETERNAE, Rome in military dress, seated facing left, on shield, holding Victory and spear
Minted in Rome, A.D. 240
Reference:– Van Meter 48, RIC 70, RSC 314
Weight 4.43 gms
Dimensions 22.96mm
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087 - Gordian III Æ Sestertius - RIC 335a42 viewsObv:– IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev:– PAX AVGVSTI / S C, Pax standing front, head left, holding branch and scepter
Minted in Rome, End July A.D. 238 – End July A.D. 239
Reference:– Van Meter 94, RIC 256a
Weight 14.37 gms
Dimensions 29.71mm
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132 - Probus - RIC 810 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (XXIS)42 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars advancing right, holding a trophy and spear
Minted in Siscia (XXIS in exe) Emission 4 Officina 2. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 810 Bust type H. Not listed in Alföldi with wide ties from this officina, cf. Alföldi type 96, n° 188 (wide ties)
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132 - Probus - RIC 816 - Bust Type H (Siscia) (_ | P / XXI)42 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy; sometimes at foot, one or two captives
Minted in Siscia (P in right field, XXI in exe.) Emission 7, Officina 1. A.D. 280.
Reference:– RIC 816 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 911 - Bust Type H (Cyzicus) (CM / XXIP)42 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga holding whip
Minted in Cyzicus (CM in centre field, XXIP in exe) Emission 3 Officina 1. A.D. 280
Reference:– RIC 911 Bust type H
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132 - Probus - RIC 204 - Bust type H (Rome) (R)42 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga riding left, holding globe and whip
Minted in Rome (R in exe) Emission 2. A.D. 277
Reference(s) – RIC 204 Bust type H
Weight 5.63 gms.
Size 23.25 mm
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Cracalla (Aged.10)42 viewsSilver denarius, RIC 26a, RSC 599, BMC 114, VF, 3.67g, 17.3mm, 180o, Rome mint, 198 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE M AVR ANT AVG P TR P, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES PVBLICA, Spes advancing left holding flower and raising drapery1 commentsowellber
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VICTORIAE BRIT - Septimius Severus42 viewsLimes Denarius, 210 ? (2.48gm)
RIC IVi.335, RCV.6385
Ox: SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT
O: Laureate head right.
Rx: VICTORIAE BRIT
R: Victory seated left on shield (or shields), resting another shield on right knee and holding palm in left.

ex. Marc Breitsprecher
Paul DiMarzio
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RIC 0155 Titus42 viewsObv : IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, Laureate head left
Rev : PAX AVGVST / S - C in field; Pax standing left, holding cornucopia and olive branch
AE/Sestertius (34.21 mm 26.56 G 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A D
RIC 155 (C), BMCRE 171-173
Ex Artemide Aste Auction XXXV Lot 136
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RIC 0564 Domitianus42 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG GERMANICVS, Laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII, across field, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to right, owl
AR/Denarius (20.78 mm 3.39 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (2nd group)
RIC 564 (R2) - RSC 68
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021. Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, mother of Caracalla and Geta.42 viewsAE Sestertius. Rome mint

Obv. Draped and diademed bust right IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG

Rev. Juno standing peacock at feet IVNONEM SC.

Rome Mint, 211-217.

RIC 585. gVF
LordBest
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RIGA - Free City42 viewsRIGA - Free City (1561-1581) Billon Schilling, 1575. Obv.: City gate, +CIVITATIS - RIGENSIS Rev.: City arms divide date; *MONE * NO * ARGENTEA Reference: Fedorov 615.dpaul7
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138 - Magnia Urbica, Antoninianus - RIC V Pt 2 343 - (Rome)42 viewsObv:– MAGN VRBICA AVG, Draped bust right on crescent, hair brushed in straight lines, plait carried up the back to top of head and running under stephane
Rev:– VENVS V-I_CTRIX, Venus standing left, holding helmet and scepter, shield at her feet
Minted in Rome (//KAS). A.D. 283-285
Reference:– RIC V Pt 2 343. Cohen 17.
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1034cf42 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE antoninianus
Obv: IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS AVG
Mars walking right with trophy over shoulder and spear
Unmarked mint
RIC - (cf 1034)
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2242 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate & cuirassed bust right
LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia standing left holding wreath and anchor(?)
London mint
S/A//ML
RIC 22
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22642 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "FIDES MILITVM"
Fides standing left holding two standards
Camulodunum mint
-/-//C
RIC 226
Ex Vogelaar collection
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968cf42 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
AE antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AV"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "RENOV ROMAN"
Wolf and twins right
Unclear mint mark, no mint mark?
RIC - (cf 968?)
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202cf42 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "COMES AVGGG"
Victory walking left holding wreath and branch
Camulodunum mint
S/P//C
RIC - (cf 202)
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70742 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "ADVENTVS AVG"
Carausius on horseback left, captive under foot
Unmarked mint
RIC 707
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7542 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “LEG VII CL”
Bull standing right
London Mint
-/-//ML
RIC 75
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712bis42 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "[FORTVN]A R[EDV]X"
Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Unmarked mint
RIC - (712 bis)
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(VI) 1442 viewsConstantius I
FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate and cuirassed bust right
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Genius standing left
RIC (VI) 14
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Lugdunum 7942 viewsAntoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIDES MILITVM
Fides standing left with two standards
Lugdunum, -/-//III
RIC 79
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22242 viewsSeverus Alexander 222-35 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG"
Laur bust right (slight drapery on left shoulder?)
Rev "PM TRP XI COS III PP SC"
Sol standing left holding whip
Rome mint
RIC 525b
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842 viewsObverse
VI over G
Cartouche 1654
Reverse
IIII over ?
IIII over ?
Crowned 1636
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6942 viewsVitellius 69 AD
AR denarius
Lugdunum mint
Obv "A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN"
Laureate bust left
Rev "CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM"
Mars walking left
Lugdunum mint
RIC - (cf 51)
3.2 grammes, die axis 240 degrees
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Marcus Aurelius Sestertius42 views179-180 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXXIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev.: VIRTVS AVG IMP X COS III P P S-C - Virtus seated r., holding spear and parazonium.
RIC 1249.
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Lucius Verus Sestertius42 views163-164 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: L AVREL VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS - Laureate head of Lucius Verus.
Rev.: REX ARMENIIS DATVS IMP II TR P IIII COS II S-C - Verus seated l. on platform; behind him two soldiers; in front, officer standing r., holding rod; below, Sohaemus raising r. hand to his head.
RIC 1374.
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708a, Otho42 viewsOtho (69 A.D.)
John Donahue
College of William and Mary

Introduction
In January 69 Otho led a successful coup to overthrow the emperor Galba. Upon advancing to the throne, he hoped to conciliate his adversaries and restore political stability to the Empire. These ambitions were never to be realized. Instead, our sources portray a leader never fully able to win political confidence at Rome or to overcome military anarchy abroad. As a result, he was defeated in battle by the forces of Vitellius, his successor, and took his own life at the conclusion of the conflict. His principate lasted only eight weeks.
Early Life and Career
Marcus Salvius Otho was born at Ferentium on 28 April 32 A. D. His grandfather, also named Marcus Salvius Otho, was a senator who did not advance beyond the rank of praetor. Lucius Otho, his father, was consul in 33 and a trusted administrator under the emperors Tiberius, Gaius and Claudius. His mother, Albia Terentia, was likely to have been nobly born as well. The cognomen "Otho" was Etruscan in origin, and the fact that it can be traced to three successive generations of this family perhaps reflects a desire to maintain a part of the Etruscan tradition that formed the family's background.
Otho is recorded as being extravagant and wild as a youth - a favorite pastime involved roving about at night to snare drunkards in a blanket. Such behavior earned floggings from his father, whose frequent absences from home on imperial business suggest little in the way of a stabilizing parental influence in Otho's formative years. These traits apparently persisted: Suetonius records that Otho and Nero became close friends because of the similarity of their characters; and Plutarch relates that the young man was so extravagant that he sometimes chided Nero about his meanness, and even outdid the emperor in reckless spending.
Most intriguing in this context is Otho's involvement with Nero's mistress, Poppaea Sabina, the greatest beauty of her day. A relationship between the two is widely cited in the ancient sources, but the story differs in essential details from one account to the next. As a result, it is impossible to establish who seduced whom, whether Otho ever married Poppaea, and whether his posting to Lusitania by Nero should be understood as a "banishment" for his part in this affair. About the only reliable detail to emerge is that Otho did indeed become governor of Lusitania in 59, and that he assumed the post as a quaestor, a rank below that of praetor or consul, the minimum usually required for the office. From here he would launch his initial thrust towards the imperial throne.
Overthrow of Galba
Nero's suicide in June 68 marked the end of the Julio-Claudian dynasty and opened up the principate to the prerogatives of the military beyond Rome. First to emerge was Servius Sulpicius Galba, governor of Hispania Tarraconensis, who had been encouraged to revolt by the praetorians and especially by Nymphidius Sabinus, the corrupt and scheming praetorian prefect at Rome. By this time Otho had been in Spain for close to ten years. His record seems to have been a good one, marked by capable administration and an unwillingness to enrich himself at the expense of the province. At the same time, perhaps seeing this as his best chance to improve his own circumstances, he supported the insurrection as vigorously as possible, even sending Galba all of his gold and his best table servants. At the same time, he made it a point to win the favor of every soldier he came in contact with, most notably the members of the praetorian guard who had come to Spain to accompany Galba to Rome. Galba set out from Spain in July, formally assuming the emperorship shortly thereafter. Otho accompanied him on the journey.
Galba had been in Rome little more than two months when on 1 January 69 the troops in Upper Germany refused to declare allegiance to him and instead followed the men stationed in Lower Germany in proclaiming their commander, Aulus Vitellius, as the new ruler. To show that he was still in charge Galba adopted his own successor, Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi Licinianus, an aristocrat completely without administrative or military experience. The choice meant little to the remote armies, the praetorians or the senate and particularly angered Otho, who had hoped to succeed Galba. Otho quickly organized a conspiracy among the praetorians with promise of a material reward, and on 15 January 69 they declared him emperor and publicly killed Galba; Piso, dragged from hiding in the temple of Vesta, was also butchered. On that same evening a powerless senate awarded Otho the imperial titles.
Otho's Principate in Rome
It is not possible to reconstruct a detailed chronology of Otho's brief eight and a half weeks as princeps in Rome (15 January-15 March). Even so, Galba's quick demise had surely impressed upon Otho the need to conciliate various groups. As a result, he continued his indulgence of the praetorian guard but he also tried to win over the senate by following a strict constitutionalist line and by generally keeping the designations for the consulship made by Nero and Galba. In the provinces, despite limited evidence, there are some indications that he tried to compensate for Galba's stinginess by being more generous with grants of citizenship. In short, Otho was eager not to offend anyone.
Problems remained, however. The praetorians had to be continually placated and they were always suspicious of the senate. On the other hand, the senate itself, along with the people, remained deeply disturbed at the manner of Otho's coming to power and his willingness to be associated with Nero. These suspicions and fears were most evident in the praetorian outbreak at Rome. Briefly, Otho had decided to move from Ostia to Rome a cohort of Roman citizens in order to replace some of Rome's garrison, much of which was to be utilized for the showdown with Vitellius. He ordered that weapons be moved from the praetorian camp in Rome by ship to Ostia at night so that the garrison replacements would be properly armed and made to look as soldierly as possible when they marched into the city. Thinking that a senatorial counter-coup against Otho was underway, the praetorians stormed the imperial palace to confirm the emperor's safety, with the result that they terrified Otho and his senatorial dinner guests. Although the praetorians' fears were eventually calmed and they were given a substantial cash payment, the incident dramatically underscored the unease at Rome in the early months of 69.
Otho's Offensive against Vitellius
Meanwhile, in the Rhineland, preparations for a march on Rome by the military legions that had declared for Vitellius were far advanced. Hampered by poor intelligence gathering in Gaul and Germany and having failed to negotiate a settlement with Vitellius in early 69, Otho finally summoned to Italy his forces for a counterattack against the invading Vitellian army. His support consisted of the four legions of Pannonia and Dalmatia, the three legions of Moesia and his own imperial retinue of about 9,000. Vitellius' own troops numbered some 30,000, while those of his two marshals, Aulus Caecina Alienus and Fabius Valens, were between 15,000 and 20,000 each.
Otho's strategy was to make a quick diversionary strike in order to allow time for his own forces to assemble in Italy before engaging the enemy. The strategy worked, as the diversionary army, comprised of urban cohorts, praetorians and marines all from Rome or nearby, was successful in Narbonese Gaul in latter March. An advance guard sent to hold the line on the Po River until the Danubian legions arrived also enjoyed initial success. Otho himself arrived at Bedriacum in northern Italy about 10 April for a strategy session with his commanders. The main concern was that the Vitellians were building a bridge across the Po in order to drive southward towards the Apennines and eventually to Rome. Otho decided to counter by ordering a substantial part of his main force to advance from Bedriacum and establish a new base close enough to the new Vitellian bridge to interrupt its completion. While en route, the Othonian forces, strung out along the via Postumia amid baggage and supply trains, were attacked by Caecina and Valens near Cremona on 14 April. The clash, know as the Battle of Bedriacum, resulted in the defeat of the Othonian forces, their retreat cut off by the river behind them. Otho himself, meanwhile, was not present, but had gone to Brixellum with a considerable force of infantry and cavalry in order to impede any Vitellian units that had managed to cross the Po.
The plan had backfired. Otho's strategy of obtaining victory while avoiding any major battles had proven too risky. Realizing perhaps that a new round of fighting would have involved not only a significant re-grouping of his existing troops but also a potentially bloody civil war at Rome, if Vitellius' troops reached the capital, Otho decided that enough blood had been shed. Two weeks shy of his thirty-seventh birthday, on 16 April 69, he took his own life.
Assessment
To be sure, Otho remains an enigma - part profligate Neronian wastrel and part conscientious military commander willing to give his life for the good of the state. Our sources are at a loss to explain the paradox. Perhaps, like Petronius, he saw it was safer to appear a profligate in Nero's court? In the final analysis, Otho proved to be an organized and efficient military commander, who appealed more to the soldier than to the civilian. He also seems to have been a capable governor, with administrative talents that recalled those of his father. Nevertheless, his violent overthrow of Galba, the lingering doubts that it raised about his character, and his unsuccessful offensive against Vitellius are all vivid reminders of the turbulence that plagued the Roman world between the reigns of Nero and Vespasian. Regrettably, the scenario would play itself out one more time before peace and stability returned to the empire.
Copyright (C) 1999, John Donahue
Edited by J.P.Fitzgerald, Jr.

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Roman Republican denarius of Mn Cordius Rufus, 46 BC, Rome42 viewsRoman Republic
M Cordius Rufus, 46 BC
AR denarius
Crested Corinthian helmet, owl on helm
RVFVS S.C.
Aegis of Minerva with head of Medusa at center
MN CORDIVS
Cr463/3; Syd 977
Ardatirion
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Roman Republic, 210-170 BC42 viewsAR Victoriatus (2.8g, 17mm, 1h). Rome mint. Struck 210-170 BC.
Obv.: Laureate head of Jupiter facing right.
Rev.: ROMA in ex., Victory standing right crowning trophy.
Seaby (RSC I.) Anon. 9
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L. Rubrius Dossenus (87 B.C.)42 viewsAR Denarius
O: DOSSEN, Head of Jupiter right, scepter over shoulder, DOSSEN behind and below
R: L ·RVBRI, Triumphal quadriga right, thunderbolt on side-panel, small Victory on top holding wreath, L ·RVBRI in ex.
Rome
3.62g
Sear 258; Crawford 348/1 RSC Rubria 1 SRCV 258

Ex. Harlan J. Berk
3 commentsMat
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SAFFARIDS - Shahis of Kabul and Gandhara42 viewsSAFFARIDS - Ya`qub b. al-Layth, 247-265 - BI dramma, bull & horseman type . Islamic Shahi coin. Adil inscribed to the right of the horseman.
Rev.: Khudarayaka c. AD 870-875. No mint, but Kabul mint is suggested.
Ref.: Tye#23. 19-March-08 7:27pm
Tye writes: Those (coins) which bear the inscription "Sri Khudarayaka" have plausibly been attributed to a governor of Kabul, installed by the Sultan of Sistan, Yaqub b Laith, after his defeat of the Shahis around 870 AD. Some confirmation of this is found in the brief Arabic inscription on the reverse of one type, and also in a lowering of the weight standard to around the 2.9 gram dirhem standard..." The addition Adil makes it a Muslim issue.
dpaul7
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Lydia, Sala. Pseudo-autonomous AE19. Magistrate Moloxos42 viewsTime of Septimius Severus.
Sala, Lydia, pseudo-autonomous issue, ca. 193-211 AD. 2.8g , AE19.
Obv: CA LHNWN, helmeted bust of Athena right wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis.
Rev: EPIMOLO XOY, Kybele seated left, turreted, holding patera and resting arm on tympanum.
Magistrate Val. Moloxos (Archon).


PRO: LYDIA
PO : SALA
PZ : Between 193 and 211
BNG: MOLOXOY
Obverse
VSG: SALHNWN
VT : HEAD WOMAN R / ATHENA
VA : HELMET / AEGIS
Reverse
RSG: EPI MOLOXOY
RT : WOMAN SITTING L(1) / KYBELE(1) / ON / STOOL
RA : PATERA(1) / TURRETED / TYMPANON(1)
Technical details
M : AE
GR : 19.05(1)
Bibliographical references
ZIT: BMC 16 S230,22(1)
Additional remarks
FR : VS: SALHNWN RS: EPI MOLOXOY
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SALZBURG - Bishop Hieronymous42 viewsSALZBURG - Bishop Hieronymous (1772-1803) Cu 2 Pfennig, 1796. Reference #KM-472.dpaul7
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Sasanian, Ohrmazd (Hormazd) IV. (579 - 590 A.D.), AR-Drachm,42 viewsSasanian, Ohrmazd (Hormazd) IV. (579 - 590 A.D.), AR-Drachm,
Ohrmazd (Hormazd) IV. Son of Khusro I.
avers:- Crowned bust of Ohrmazd (Hormazd) IV. right.
revers:- Fire altar flanked by attendants.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 3,50g, axes: 3h,
mint: Bishapur (BYŠ), regnal year 12, date: 590 A.D.,
ref: Göbl SN I/1,
Q-001
quadrans
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Scipio, Denarius42 viewsScipio 46 B.C.

Obv: Q METELL SCIPIO IMP
Rev: EPPIVS LEG F C
Barry
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Sear 017842 viewsJustinian I (527-565 CE) 16-nummi, Thessalonica Mint. Weight 7.0g, diameter 22mm. Abu Galyon
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196642 viewsObverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
four main varieties:
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966 Var d, Fourth coinage; H 16.14,15; 17.1-4
rev: Jewel within circle on loros waist
16mm .89gm
As discussed in the Byzantine forumThese are the "neatly clipped" trachies.
During the reign of Manuel I the silver content of the trachy was dropped from c.6% to c.3%, but later types were sometimes issued with the higher silver content.
In Alexius III's time these high silver types were clipped down to half size, probably officially, presumably so as to match the lower silver content of the later issues.
Of course this would only have worked as long as the populace accepted the idea that the clipped coins were all high silver versions to start with. Once smarties started clipping ordinary coins these types would soon have have fallen out of favour and been withdrawn.

Ross G.


During the reign of Alexius III were reused coins of previous releases, clipping its border in a very regular mode and thus reducing to half their weight. Regularity of shearing and the fact that they were found to stock uniforms, suggesting that this clipping is a formal issuance of mint. Based on the stocks found in Constantinople , some of which consist only of clipped coins, it may safely be dated between 1195 and 1203.
Hendy and Grierson believe that this shearing was a consequence of the devaluation of trachy mixture during the reign of Isaac II and Alexius III. They reduced by half the already low silver content of this coin: shearing coins of previous emperors, still widely in circulation, made their trachy consistent with the intrinsic value of current emissions. Of course, this does not justify the clipping of coins already degraded of Isaac II and Alexius III. Therefore, reason for their declassification is not understood. I think that reason of Ross is right!
The structure of their dispersion in hoards indicates that, however, were made after the other emissions. Clipped trachys appear in small amounts along with regular trachy in hoards, represents a rarity. Were clipped trachys of Manuel I, Andronicus I, Isaac II and Alexius III, and perhaps of John II; those of Manuel are less scarce. In principle, we must believe that all trachys after Manuel I have been clipped, although many have not yet appeared.

Antvwala
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Billion trachy lg module, Hendy type J SB 203042 viewsObverse: Full lengthe figure of Archangel (Michael?) nimbate, wearing short miltary tunic, breast plate. in r. hand jewelled scepter and in l. gl cr.
Reverse: Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and chlamys holds in right hand sword resting on shoulder and in l. gl cr.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1228-60 CE
Sear 2030 H. 26.7-9. Type J attributed mostly to Baldwin de Courtenai by Malloy et al
21mm 1.47gm
wileyc
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42 views2 commentssalem
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Septimius Severus, Anchialus, Hermes seated, Æ2642 viewsTHRACE, Anchialus. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD.
Ć 26mm (10.73 gm).
obv: laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
rev: Hermes seated left on rocks, holding caduceus and wearing petasos.
Strack 468; BMC Thrace pg. 84, 8; SNG Copenhagen 432. VF, tan patina.

ex Barry Murphy
1 commentsareich
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Septimius Severus, Heropolis-Castabala, Dionysos, AE3142 viewsAE31, 14.6g
obv: [AVT KAI Λ CEΠ CEOVNPOC]; emperor standing left with Nike and spear
rev: IEPOΠOΛITΩN KACTABAΛEΩN; draped bust of Dionysos right
areich
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Septimius Severus - RIC 19842 viewsSilver Denarius. 205 AD. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P XIII COS III P P, Anonna standing left holding corn ears over modius to left & cornucopiae. RSC 472, RIC 198Bud Stewart
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004 - Septimus Severus (193-211 AD), denarius - RIC 6342 viewsObv: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V, laureated bust right.
Rev: PART ARAB PART ADIAB, two bound captives each sitting on shield, between them a trophy. COS II P P in eregue.
Minted in Rome 195 AD.

This coin refer to Severus´victory over the Arabians and Adiabenians, maybe in the civil war against Pescennius Niger.
1 commentspierre_p77
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Thracia, Serdika, 18. Caracalla, HrJ 12.18.14.0442 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 19, 3.52g
struck AD 207-217
obv. AVT KM AV CEV ANTWNINOC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. CERDWN
Infant Herakles, chubby, kneeling r., r. hand raised, with l. hand resting on
ground, strangling two snakes entwining his arms
Ruzicka 391 (1 ex., Glasgow); Hristova/Jekov No.12.18.14.4; Varbanov 153 var. (diff. obv. legend)
Rare, about VF, oliv-green patina

This coin obviously resembles a motiv of a series of rare tetradrachms which were struck 405/4 BC to celebrate an alliance (synmachikon) of some cities of Western Asia Minor. Karwiese, NC 1980, has made a good case for it having taken place, when the cities threw off Athenian domination with the help of the Spartan Lysander. Lysander then was celebrated as Herakliskos Drakonopnigon, 'Herakles the snake-strangler'.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
1 commentsJochen
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Maximus, Rome mint, struck 236-238 AD, Æ Sestertius42 viewsMAXIMVS CAES GERM bare-headed and draped bust right
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, S-C Maximus standing left
RIC 13, Cohen 14
2 commentsdupondius
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Faustina II., Rome mint, struck 175-176 AD, Æ Sestertius42 viewsDIVA FAUSTINA PIA draped bust right
CONSECRATIO, S-C peacock standing left
RIC 1703, Cohen 72
1 commentsdupondius
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Set of AE "Barrel" like weight42 viewsSet of AE "Barrel" like weight

Q-001
quadrans
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Set of "Islamic" type weight42 viewsSet of "Islamic" type weight
Q-001
quadrans
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Severus Alexander Sestertius Victoria Augusti42 viewsSeverus Alexander AE Sestertius. IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate bust right with slight drapery on left shoulder / VICTORIA AVGVSTI S-C, Victory standing right inscribing VOT X on sheild attached to palm tree.
Ref Severus Alexander AE Sestertius, RIC 616, Cohen 567, BMC 643, RCV 8021
mattpat
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Severus Alexander; Eagle standing facing, head left; AE 2442 viewsSeverus Alexander, Marcianopolis, A.D. 222-235 Ć 24, 9.7g. Rev.YP IOY GETOYLIKOY MARKIANOPOLITWN, Eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak. Varbanov 1757 Podiceps
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SICILY - JAMES I42 viewsSICILY - JAMES I of Aragon (1285-1296) AE Denaro. Obv: Crowned head, "+IAC DEI GRA/Reverse: Cross, "+REX SICILIE".dpaul7
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Peloponnesus. Sikyon AR Stater (obverse)42 viewsCirca 431-400 B.C. 12.27g. BCD-189, BM-22. Obverse. Chimaera walking left. SE below. Extremely beautiful stater. Ex Berk 179th 2012 Auction, lot 131. Mint State.Jason T
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Spanish Cob42 viewsPhilip III ( 1598-1621), 8 Maravedis ?Daniel F
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sphinx42 viewsKaunos , 10mm , 1.4gXLi
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Phocas42 viewsJericho
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Septimius Severus, Stobi42 viewsSEVERVS PIVS AVGV
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left

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

Ae 27mm; 12.57g
Nominal III
2 commentsarizonarobin
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Sulpicius Galba42 viewsObv: The conjoined, laureate heads of the Dei Penates facing left; D. P. P. before.

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

Silver Denarius Serratus, Rome mint, 106 BC

3.8 grams, 19 mm, 315°

RSC Sulpicia 1, S189
3 commentsSPQR Matt
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Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trajan Decius. A.D. 249-251. BI Tetradrachm (12.89 g, 26 mm).42 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Trajan Decius. A.D. 249-251. BI Tetradrachm (12.89 g, 26 mm). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, Z below bust / Eagle standing left on palm, head left, tail to right. Prieur 588; McAlee 1126g. 2 commentsAntonivs Protti
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42 viewsmarandnumiz
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Serdica, T-3899, RIC V-I 191corr, A//KA, CONCORD MILIT, Emperor and Concordia,42 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, Serdica, T-3899, RIC V-I 191corr, A//KA, CONCORD MILIT, Emperor and Concordia,
avers:- IMP-C-M-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentumD1).
revers:- CONCORD-MILIT, Emperor togate stg. r., clasping the hand of Concordia stg. l., (EmpCo1).
exerg: A//KA, diameter: 22,5mm, weight:4,22g, axes: 0h,
mint: Serdica, issue-2., off-1., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-191corr., T-(Estiot)-3899, C-, LV 2194-5
Q-001
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Contemporary Alexander the Great42 viewsAlexander III
Tetradrachm ca. 336-323 BC
midn_easy
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18-30 - VESPASIANO (69 - 79 D.C.)42 viewsAR Tetradracma (Provincial) 25 x 23 mm 13.6 gr.

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

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

Referencias: Sear GICTV #736 Pag.70 - BMC Vol.20 #227 Pag.178 - RPC (#1970 =Ańo 1, #1971=Ańo 2 ó #1973=Ańo 3) Grupo 7 - Prieur Syro-Phoenician tatradrachms (2000) pag.20 #132 Grupo 9
mdelvalle
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Thai Coca Cola42 viewsThai Coke2 commentsrexesq
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Thasos stater42 viewsca. 500 BC
22 mm, 9.52 g
obv: satyr advancing right, carrying protesting nymph
rev: quadripartite incuse
2 commentsareich
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Thasos. Circa 411-350 B.C. AR 8, Hemiobol42 viewsThracian Islands, Thasos. Circa 411-350 B.C. AR Hemiobol (8mm, ca. 0.3g)
head of nymph left / dolphin left, Q-A. SNG Copenhagen 1035. Ex areich, photo credit areich
Podiceps
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Theodosius I, Vows AE4 * 379-395 AD42 views
Theodosius I, Vows * 379-395 AD * Bronze

Obverse: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: VOT / V / MVLT / X, Legend within wreath. ("I Vow five years, perhaps ten").

B(eta) SISC in exergue

Mint: Siscia

Size: 15 mm.
Weight: 1.4 grams
Patina: Medium green, flat.

RIC 29d.
Sear 4187v.
Tiathena
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Thessalian League42 views196-146 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.15 gm, 18.5 mm
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right, ΓAYANA (magistrate) behind
Rev: Athena Itonia standing right, with shield and about to hurl spear, ΘEΣΣA - ΛΩN to sides, bunch of grapes on vine right, Π-O / Λ-Y (magistrate) across lower fields
Sear 2234 var.; BMC Thessaly p.4, 36-37; (SNG Cop 300)
5 commentsJaimelai
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The Twelve Caesars42 viewsA denarius of each of the first 12 Caesars: Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, and Domitian1 commentsLegatus
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14-37 AD - TIBERIUS AR denarius - struck 14-37 AD42 viewsobv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS (laureate head right)
rev: PONTIF MAXIM (Livia (as Pax) seated right, holding olive-branch and inverted spear; ornate legs to chair)
ref: RIC I 28, RSC 16b (2frcs)
mint: Lugdunum
3,57gms, 18mm

The story of the Tribute Penny may be the best-known Biblical reference to a coin. Tiberius reigned during the ministry of Jesus and it is logical that his silver denarius was the coin used by Christ ("Give unto Caesar that which is Caesar's and give unto the Lord that which is the Lord's"). Although the inscription refers to Tiberius' position as Pontifex Maximus and there are no overt references to Livia, many scholars feel that users of the coins would have associated the figure with Livia and that this association was probably intended by Tiberius. An obligatory issue for collectors.
1 commentsberserker
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cast copy of Tiberius, sestertius of AD 36-3742 viewscast copy of Ć sestertius (20.5g, Ř34mm, 1h), Rome mint, struck AD 36-37.
Obv.: Hexastyle temple, Concordia seated within, statues flanking and above.
Rev.: TI caesar divi AVG F AVGVST PM TR POT XXXIIX around large S C.
RIC 67 (R); Cohen 70; Sear (RCV 2K) 1766

Issue on the occasion of the dedication of the temple of Concordia, rebuilt by Tiberius (under Augustus) in 10 AD and celebrated by coins struck some 25 years later. The temple has flanking wings; the figures on the temple have been identified as: Concordia, seated within, r. holding patera, l. cornucopiae; Hercules and Mercury stand on flanking podia; Jupiter Juno, Minerva, Victories and other figures above pediment.
Charles S
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Q. Titius, Ar Quinarius42 viewsObv:– Draped and winged bust of Victory right
Rev:– Pegasus leaping right, Q TITI below
Minted in Rome 90 B.C.
Reference:– Sydenham 693, Crawford 431/2

Weight 1.98g. Size 14.13 mm
maridvnvm
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Titus as Caesar RIC V97442 viewsAR denarius
Rome Mint, 78-79 AD
RIC V974 (R), BMC V321, RSC 31
Obv: T CAESAR VESPASIANVS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: CERES AVGVST; Ceres, draped to feet, standing l., holding poppy and two corn-ears in extended r. hand and long vertical sceptre in l.
VF+/VF

Titus' reverses on his denarii closely mirror those of his father Vespasian. This Ceres reverse was briefly continued into Titus' reign and thus may be dated more towards 79, the year of Vespasian's death. The type itself may have been part of an issue which commemorated a new agricultural programme.

A wonderful coin in hand with a few minor scratches on the portrait that do not detract from the coins appeal.
Vespasian70
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Titus Judaea Capta-Tiberias Mint42 viewsAE 26, Tiberias mint under Agrippa II 55-95 AD
Obverse: KAICAP CEBAC AVTOKP TITOC, Laureate head of Titus right
Reverse: ETO-KS BA / A (Gamma)PI-(Pi Pi)A, Nike standing right with wreath and palm.
26 mm, 13.2 gm.
Jerome Holderman
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Titus RIC II 010442 viewsTitus. 79-81 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 80 A.D. 1 Jan.-30 June. (3.36g, 18.3mm, 6h). Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right. Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Captives, two, back to back, seated on either side of trophy, man on l. woman on r. RIC II 104 (R).

The rare aspect of this type (compared with the more common Titus 102) is that the male captive is on the left, and the female is on the right. While a small difference, it is significant in terms of scarcity. This is the only example I’ve seen in trade of this type, and with a full weight, well centered on its flan, and full legends, it is in good condition as well.
4 commentsLucas H
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LUCIUS VERUS42 viewsAR denarius. 163-165 AD. 3,82 grs. Laureate head right. L.VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS. /
Roma in military attire advancing left holding Victory and trophy. TR P V IMP II COS II.
RIC 537. RSC 270 a.
1 commentsbenito
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Moesia inferior, Tomis, Philip II & Serapis AMNG 361942 viewsPhilipp II AD 244-246
AE 27, 11.91g
obv. [M I]OVLFILIPPOC KAI / CAR AVG
confronted busts of Philipp II and Serapis
rev. MHTROPONT - OV TOMEWC (WC ligated)
Homonoia, in himation and long chiton, wearing kalathos, std. frontal, head l.,
holding Patera in extended r. hand and Cornucopiae with crab(?) in r. arm
Regling, AMNG I, 2, p.913, no.3619 (attr. by Pat Lawrence)
rare, F+/about VF

One of the latest provincial coins of Tomis.
Jochen
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 363, Rome, PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Providentia standing left,42 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC II 363, Rome, PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Providentia standing left,
avers:- IMP-CAES-NER-TRAIAN-OPTIM-AVG-GERM-DAC, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers:- PARTHICO-P-M-TR-P-COS-VI-P-P-S-P-Q-R, Providentia standing left, holding scepter and pointing with wand to globe at feet,.
exerg: PRO/VID//--, diameter: 18-19,5mm, weight:3,02g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 114-117 A.D., ref: RIC-363, RSC-314,
Q-001
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AE-Sestertius, RIC II 523, Rome, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Victory standing left, 42 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AE-Sestertius, RIC II 523, Rome, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Victory standing left,
avers:- IMP-CAES-NERVAE-TRAIANO-AVG-GER-DAC-P-M-TR-P-COS-V-P-P, Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
revers:- S-P-Q-R-OPTIMO-PRINCIPI, Victory standing left, holding palm and erecting trophy.
exerg: -/-//SC, diameter: mm, weight:g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 103-111 A.D., ref: RIC-II-523-p-281, C-445,
Q-001
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250 AD - Trajan Decius - 249-251 - Ric 016b - Genius42 viewsIMPCMQTRAIANVSDECIVSAVG - Radiate, draped, and curaissed bust right
GENIVSEXERCILLVRICIANI - Genius standing Left, holding patera and cornucopia, standard on right.

Rome Mint, RIC 16(b)
1 commentsjimwho523
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Emperor Trajan Denarius42 viewsIMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, drapery at shoulder / S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Annona standing with cornucopiae, modius & basket at feet. RIC 166. 1 commentsStuart Francis
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Tralles; AE 15.0; Head of Zeus right/ ΤΡΑΛΛΙΑΝΩΝ, Humped bull standing left42 viewsTralles, Lydia. Second - first century B.C. AE 2.46g, 15.0mm. Head of Zeus laureate r. ΤΡΑΛΛΙΑΝΩΝ, Humped bull standing l. BMC 336, 63; Copenhagen 667. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Tripolis; AE24, Head of Herakles r./ Artemis walking r.42 viewsTripolis, Lydia, Imperial times, AE 24.0mm, 5.97g. ΤΡΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Head of Herakles r. / ΤΡΙΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ Artemis walking r. BMC 369, 37. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Constantine II AE Follis.42 viewsCONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C

laureate head right

CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around VOT X within wreath, large dot

RT in exergue.

RIC VII 243
3 commentsWill Hooton
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034 Ulaszlo I. (Wladislas I.)., King of Hungary, (1440-1444 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-469.c, #01, Error coin, double strike both side, revers on the avers !!!42 views034 Ulaszlo I. (Wladislas I.)., King of Hungary, (1440-1444 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-469.c, #01, Error coin, double strike both side, revers on the avers !!!
avers:- +m•WLADIS-LAI•REGIS, Patriarchal cross, mint-mark on each side; border of dots.
revers:- Cross amongst three arches, three shields in the arches (Hungarian stripes, Polish eagle, Lithuanian knight); border of dots.
diameter: 13-15mm, weight: 0,51g, axis:10h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: B-n* (Pohl), date:1440-1441 A.D., ref: Unger-469.c, CNH-2-149A, Huszar-598,
Q-001
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Constantine The Great, Ticinum, Unlisted42 viewsAE3, Ticinum Mint, 307-337 AD
Obverse: CONSTANTIN(VS AVG), Draped and cuirassed bust left in high crested helmet.
Reverse: VICTORIAE LAET PP, Two victories holding shield inscribed VOT / PR over alter
TT in exergue
17mm, 3.4gm

Bust type, obverse and reverse legend all unlisted in RIC for Ticinum VLPP coins.
Jerome Holderman
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SMHε*42 viewsAE3 Follis, 2.70 g, 19 mm, 11 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*

Heralcea mint

RIC VII 143
drjbca
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Vrbs Roma - Arles42 viewsPCONST - pine between stars
Ric VII Arles 392 r4
d=18mm p=2,70g
antvwala
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Valens, RIC unknown42 viewsObv: D N VALENS P F AVG
Bust: Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM
Emperor advancing right holding labarum and dragging captive.
Exe: unknown
Date: 364-378 AD
Denom: Ae3
Ref: unknown


Bluefish
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VALENS-342 viewsObv: D N VALENS P F AVG diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM Emperor walking right head turned back grasping bound captive at top of head with right hand holding banner with "Chi Rho"

Exe: branchrightBSISC Siscia mint

Ref: Rix IX 5b type iii 2.3g 17mm Dug in Bulgaria
Matthew Raica
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Valens RIC IX, Trier 46(a)42 viewsValens 364 - 378, brother of Valentinianus I
AR - Siliqua, 1.7g, 17mm
Trier 17. Nov 375 - 9.Aug.378
obv. DN VALEN - S PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, pearl-diademed head r.
rev. VRBS - ROMA
helmeted Roma sitting l. on cuirass, holding l. spear and r. Victory on globe
exergue: TRPS dot
RIC IX, Treveri 46(a); C.110
VF
Jochen
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Valentinian III, Castrorvm Ianva, Roma42 viewsantvwala
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VALENTINIAN II AE4, RIC 63a, Vota42 viewsOBV: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: VOT/X/MVLT/XX, four lines in wreath
1.7g, 11mm

Minted at Constantinople, 383-8 AD
Legatus
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Vespasian RIC 2542 viewsAR denarius
Rome Mint, 70 AD
RIC 25 (R), BMC 14, RSC 90
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS ITER TR POT; Neptune stg. l., foot on prow, with dolphin and trident.
aVF

This coin commemorates Vespasian's return to Rome in October of 70 AD (RIC II p 19). Neptune, as god of the sea, is given his just due in Vespasian's safe voyage home. This coin type was copied by Lugdunum. Antioch also had a variation of the Neptune reverse (with a globe instead of a prow).

Considered rare by the RIC, I had a most difficult time locating this reverse type from Rome. Vespasian looks a bit bemused in this portrait, which I find very appealing.
Vespasian70
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VESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (16mm, 3.1 gm). Judaea Capta type. Antioch mint. Struck 72-73 AD42 viewsVESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (16mm, 3.1 gm). Judaea Capta type. Antioch mint. Struck 72-73 AD. IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head right / Palm tree; to left, Vespasian standing right foot on helmet (or globe?), holding spear and parazonium; to right, Jewess seated right beneath palm-tree in attitude of mourning. RIC II 363; Hendin 763; RPC II 1930; BMCRE 511; RSC 6452 commentsAdrian W
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Vespasian42 viewsVESPASIAN AE sestertius. Rome mint, 71 AD. IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right. Reverse - MARS VICTOR S-C, Mars advancing left, holding Victory and trophy. RIC (new) 238. 32mm, 23.6g. 1 commentsSoxfan
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69-79 AD - VESPASIAN - AE dupondius - struck 74 AD42 viewsobv: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM TR COS V CENS (radiate head left)
rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA / S.C. (Felicitas standing left holding caduceus & cornucopiae)
ref: RIC II 555, C.152 (2frcs), BMC698
mint: Rome
11.42gms, 26mm
1 commentsberserker
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09 Vespasian42 viewsDenarius. IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN, laureate head right / SALVS AVG, Salus seated left holding patera. RIC 67, RSC431. Weight 3.34 g. Die Axis 6 hr.
2 commentsmix_val
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69-79 AD - VESPASIAN - AR quinar - struck 75-79 AD42 viewsobv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG (laureate head right)
rev: VICTORIA AVGVST (Victory seated left, holding wreath and palm)
ref: RIC II 125, C.594 (20frcs)
1.42gms, 15mm
Rare
1 commentsberserker
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Alexandria. Vespasian AE35 Drachm. Winged bust of Nike42 viewsWinged bust of Nike. L IB. Emmett 208ancientone
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Vespasian RIC II 134042 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Uncertain Spanish Mint. 69-70 A.D. (3.39g, 18.9mm, 0h). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS [AVG], laureate head left. Rev: VICTORIA IMP VESPASIANI, Victory standing left on globe, with wreath and palm. RIC II 1340 (R), BMC 362, RSC 630.

In the original RIC and BMCRE, this series was assigned to Tarraco, but the coins have distinctive characteristics that separate them from that issue. In the revised RIC, they are assigned to an uncertain Spanish mint. This attribution is “fluid” however pending further research and potential die link studies.
6 commentsLucas H
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Vespasian RIC II 155842 viewsVespasian. 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Antioch Mint 72-73 A.D. (2.94 g., 15.5m, 6h). Obv: [IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII], laureate head right. Rev: Palm tree, to left, Vespasian standing right with spear and parazonium, foot on helmet, to right, Judaea standing right. RIC II 1558. Ex CNG.

A Judaea Capta type from the Syrian mint of Antioch, this type shows the typical high relief portrait of that mint. The palm represents the Roman province of Judaea, and this coin commemorates the Flavian’s greatest victory, that over Judaea in 70 A.D., a theme that pervaded the reigns of Vespasian and Titus.
3 commentsLucas H
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Vespasian RIC II 112442 viewsVespasian 69-79 A.D. AR Denarius. Lugdunum (Lyons) mint 71 AD. (3.13g 17mm.). Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG TR P, laureate head right. Rev: TITVS ET DOMITIAN CAESARES PRIN IVEN, Titus and Domitian seated left, side by side, holding branches. RIC II 1124 (R).* BMC 393, Sear 2403, RSC 541(b). *Less likely RIC II 1126, with DOMITIANVS on the reverse, but with the pertinent portion off the flan, it would take a die match to establish either conclusively.

Vespasian, who ruled from 69 to 79 AD., acted early to establish his sons, Titus and Domitian, as his clear successors, and produced these dynastic types for that purpose. This is another early example without the typical Vespasian portrait which was later established by the die engravers.
2 commentsLucas H
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PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS - Constantine I42 viewsAE Follis, London, 310 - 312
4.74gm, 21mm
Ox: CONSTANTINVS P AVG
O: Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, spear over right shoulder, shield on left arm.
Rx: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, PLN in ex., * in right field
R: Prince standing facing, head left, cloak hanging from left shoulder, right holding globe, left reversed spear.

RIC VI.228 (R), ex. Harlan Berk
Paul DiMarzio
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Victorinus AE Antoninianus42 viewsAttribution: RIC 61, Cohen 101
Date: AD 269-270
Obverse: IMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust r.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providence stg. l. holding cornucopia,
pointing rod to globe at feet
Size: 18 mm
Weight: 2.67 grams
1 commentsNoah
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Victorinus42 viewsAntoninianus
OV: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Leg: IMP C PIAV VICTORINVS PF AVG
RV: Fides stg. holding two ensigns.
Leg: FIDES MILITVM
Ex: -
Cologne
RIC
Julianus of Pannonia
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095/1a Victoriatus42 viewsAnonymous. 211-208B.C. AR Victoriatus. Uncertain Mint. (2.74g, 16mm, 12h). Obv: Laureate head of Jupiter right. Rev: Victory standing right, crowing trophy; VB monogram between. Crawford 95/1a. Sydenham 113, RSC 36m.

An interesting denomination, he Victoriatus circulated at the same time as the denarius but was made of debased silver and could have been valued at ľ a denarius. It was hoarded separately from denarii, and could have been used for trade in southern Italy among the Greek colonies. It was later remade into the Quninarri keeping the victory motif from the old Victoriatus.
1 commentsLucas H
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BEAT TRANQLITAS VOT/IS/XX - Constantine I42 viewsAE3, London, 323 - 324
2.86gm, 19mm
Ox: CONSTANTINVS IVN N C
O: Helmeted, cuirassed bust Right.
Rx: BEAT TRANQLITAS, PLON in ex.
R: Globe on altar inscribed VOT / IS / XX in three lines; above, three stars.

RIC VII.268 (R3), ex. Mike Fox
Paul DiMarzio
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Vitellius, RIC 42, As of AD 6942 viewsĆ as (9.5g, Ř28mm, 12h), Tarraco mint, struck AD 69
Obv.: A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN, laureate head of Vitellius facing left, globe at tip of bust.
Rev.: FIDES /EXERCITVVM (in two lines in field above and below) two clasped hands; S C below.
RIC 42; BMC 103; Cohen 34
Charles S
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Vitellius, RIC 162, As of AD 6942 viewsĆ Dupondius (10.5g, Ř27mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 69
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERMA IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate draped bust of Vitellius facing right.
Rev.: CONCORDIA AVGVSTI (around) S C (in ex.), Concordia seated left holding cornucopiae and offering from a patera over an ornamented altar.
RIC 162
ex Numismatik Lanz (via eBay, 2008)
Charles S
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VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Siscia 5542 viewsConstantine I
A.D. 318-19
IMP CONSTANT-INVS AVG high crested helmet, cuir., spear across right shoulder.
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP[ Joyous (well-earned) victory to the eternal Prince] two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR [VOTA POPULI ROMANI (vows of the Roman people)] on altar.
ΓSIS
RIC VII Siscia 55 r4

My Constantine Website
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Licinius II, Ae 3, struck 320 A.D., 3gm, 19 mm42 viewsOBV/ LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES; laur. bust r., ribbon across shoulder.
REV/ CAESARVM NOSTRORVM; VOT/I.S/.V. within wreath.
.ASIS. in exergue.
RIC VII, 143 (Rare 3)
If you're collecting L Jr., note the "ribbon" on the obverse as well as the "CAES" vs "C"; and also the Rx legend in three lines; it's the small details like these that add up to the correct attribution. ;-)
This is one of my very favorite L Jr. issues from the mint of Siscia; lots of silvering still intact!
1 commentsMayadigger
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Vrbs Roma - Arles42 views(P or S)CONST - Chi-rho between stars
Ric IX Arles 400 R3 or R4
d=14mm p=0,80g
1 commentsantvwala
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040 Ulaszlo II. (Wladislas II.)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-644a, #0142 views040 Ulaszlo II. (Wladislas II.)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-644a, #01
avers:- M•WLADISLAI•R•VNGARI•, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian (Hungarian) stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion). Polish eagle in inner shield.
revers:- PATRON_VNGARIE,
diameter: 15,5-16mm, weight: 0,58g, axis: 9h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: (Pohl),
date: A.D., ref: Unger-, CNH-, Huszar-,
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Vitellius: 69 AD42 viewsAE As; Tarraco (Spain) Mint
Struck 69AD "The Year of the Four Emperors"
Obv. - laureate head left; A.VITELLIUS.IMP.GERMAN
Rev. - Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter, S / C either side; LIBERTAS /RESTITUTA
13.77 grams
27.2 mm
3 commentscmcdon0923
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Vespasian: 69 - 79AD42 viewsAE As; Rome Mint
Struck 71AD
Obv. - laureate head right; IMP.CAES.VEPASIAN.AUG.COS.III
Rev. - Aequitas standing left hoding scales and rod; large S / C either side; AEQUITAS / AUGUSTI
12.18 grams
27.0 mm
1 commentscmcdon0923
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Elagabalus from Panias42 viewsElagabalus --AE25, Caesaria Panias. R: Pan standing with three goats, all sharing a common head. cf. Meshorer, Ya'akov, Coins of Caesarea Panias, in Israel Numismatic Journal 8, 1984-85, page 57 no. 59 (Julia Soaemias). Thanks to David Hendin and Pat Lawrence for assistance on attribution!featherz
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Constantine I / Campgate / Nicomedia42 viewsAttribution: RIC 153 (RIC VII)

Mint: Nicomedia, Officina 3, SMNΓ

Date: 328-329 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Pearl-diademed head right

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
SMNΓ in exergue

Size: 18mm x 19mm

Weight: 2.99 grams
AnemicOak
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Tiberius AE As41 viewsRIC I 44, C 25, BMC 91
10.07 g, 29 mm
TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII, bare head left
PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XXIIII around large SC
Mark Z2
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Carinus41 viewsCarinus Antoninians
23 mm 3.95 gm
O: IMP C M AVR CARINVS P F AVG
Laureate bust right
R: AEQVITAS AVGG
Aeternitas stg l, hldg Phoenix on globe
John Campbell
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Kings of Macedon - Philip V (221-179 B.C.) - Persius (179-168 B.C.)41 views187-168 B.C.
Ć22 Double Unit
8.99 gm, 22 mm
Obv.: Diademed head of Poseidon right
Rev.: MAKE-ΔONΩN above and below club; monograms above and below; all within oak wreath
Uncertain mint in Macedon
Moushmov 5838; BMC v. p.14, 51;
SNG Copenhagen 1296-1297 var. (monograms)
2 commentsJaimelai
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Traianus denarius41 viewsTrajan, 98 - 117 AD. Silver Denarius. Rome Mint. RV:SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, dacian captive seated right on pile of arms.
C.118, RIC 96, BMC 385.
VF+
1 commentsNico
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FAUSTUS CORNELIUS SULLA41 viewsAR denarius. 56 BC. 3,66 grs. Diademed and draped bust of Diana right. Crescent above,lituus behind. FAVSTVS before. / Sulla seated left,between King Bocchus of Mauretania ,who kneels right before him,presenting olive branch,and King Jugurtha of Numidia,who kneels left behind,hands bound. FELIX on right.
Craw 426/1. RSC Cornelia 59. Smyth VI/1.

1 commentsbenito
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MACRINUS41 viewsAE 27. Nikopolis. 217-218 AD. 12,38 grs. Statius Longinus, legate. Laureate head right. AVT K M OΠEΛΛI CEV MAKPEINOC AVΓ. /
Nemesis standing left, holding scales and measuring rod, wheel at feet left. VΠ CTATI ΛONΓIOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPΩ.
Moushmov 1265 (variant). Hristova/Jekov No. 8.23.35.3 (same dies)).
benito
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M.VOLTEIUS M.f. 41 viewsAR denarius. 78 BC. 3,95 grs. Head of young Bacchus or Liber right,wearing ivy-wreath, and long hair in locks. / Ceres in biga of snakes right,holding torch in each hand,control-symbol ( plumb bob) behind. M VOLTEI M F in exergue.
Craw 385/3. RSC Volteia 3.
benito
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Plautilla, Denarius - bB3 - 012041 viewsRome mint, AD 202
PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing left, holding patera and sceptre
3.5 gr, 18.9 mm
Ref : RCV #7065, RIC IV #363, Cohen #1
Potator II
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Trajan Decius, Tetradrachm41 viewsAVG KG TTEKY DEKIOY TPAIANOC CEB, Laureate and draped bust of Trajan Decius right. Four dots under bust
DHMAPXEX OYCIAC, Eagle standing left, holding wreath in beak, SC at exergue
13,56 gr
Ref : RC #2723, Prieur # 528_012
1 commentsPotator II
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038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525e/1457 A.D., #0141 views038 Laszlo V. (Ladislaus V. as King)., King of Hungary, (1453-1457 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-525e/1457 A.D., #01
avers:- mOn•LAD-ISLAI•RE, Patriarchal Cross, h-O, circle of dots; border of dots.
revers:- VnGAR-IE•ETC, circle of dots; border of dots.
diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Hungary, , mint mark: h-O (Pohl),
date:1457 A.D., ref: Unger-525e, CNH-2-186, Huszar-668,
Q-001
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Crispus41 views317-326 A.D.
AE3, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
3.23 gm, 20 mm
FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS
Campgate with two turrets and star above
Six layers
SMANT Є in ex.,
RIC VII Antioch 64
Antioch mint
325-326 A.D.
3 commentsJaimelai
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Gallienus CONCORDIA41 viewsIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate bust draped and cuirassed right

R/ CONCORDIA AVGG
clasped hands

Antoninianus struck 253 - 260 in
21/23 mm -- 5,18 g -- Axis 165°

RIC.131 Cohen. 125

very heavy " 5,18 g ""theoric weight should be 3,38 g and 25 % silver.
gb29400
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053. Manuel I, 1143-1180. BI Trachy.41 viewsObv. Mary facing
Rev. Manuel standing.
S1964
LordBest
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Gallienus ABUNDANTIA41 viewsGALLIENVS AVG
Radiated head right

R/ ABVNDANTIA AVG
Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae

Antoninianus struck in Rom
24 mm - 3.79 g -- axis 170°

RIC. Cohen.5

very large flan , traces of incuse portrait on reverse
full silvering
1 commentsgb29400
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074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), AE-As, RIC IV-III 173b, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #141 views074 Philippus-I. (244-249 A.D.), AE-As, RIC IV-III 173b, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-M-IVL-PHILIPPVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- FIDES-MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding sceptre and standard.
exergo: S/C//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:244 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-173b, p-90, C-63,
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075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 130, Rome, PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Pietas standing half-left, #141 views075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 130, Rome, PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Pietas standing half-left, #1
avers:- OTACIL-SEVERA-AVG, Diademedand draped bust right, on crescent.
revers:- PIETAS-AVGVSTAE, Pietas (Piety, Duitfulness) standing half-left, holding box of perfume and rising right hand.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:22,5-23,5mm, weight:3,93g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date:248-249A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-130, p-, C-,
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Trajan Decius (?), Antioch, Syria, Tyche seated in temple reverse, 15.66g, 28.8mm, 0o41 views1 commentsareich
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galerius AE Follis41 viewsRIC VI 42 Cyzicus, 308-309 A.D.
6.46 g, 26 mm
GAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head right
GENIO A-VGVSTI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiaee.
B in left field. MKV in exergue
Mark Z
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079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AE-Semis, RIC IV-III 128, Rome, No legend, S-C across the field, Mars standing left, Scarce! #241 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AE-Semis, RIC IV-III 128, Rome, No legend, S-C across the field, Mars standing left, Scarce! #2
avers:- IMP-C-M-Q-TRAIANVS-DECIVS-AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- No legend, Mars standing left, resting hand on shield and holding spear, S-C across the field.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17mm, weight: 2,1g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 248 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-128, p-126, Scarce!,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Jovian AE3 AD 363-364 Sirmium (BSIRM)41 viewsObv: D N IOVIA-NVS P F AVG
Rev: VOT V MVLT X
RIC VIII 118
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Demetrius Poliorketes 41 viewsDemetrius Poliorketes AE17. Monogram of Demetrius in center of a Macedonian shield / BA - SI to either side of a crested Macedonian helmet with cheek flaps. 4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Constans41 viewsBetter photo

Constans AE 3
CONSTANS P F AVG, laureate & rosette-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them, O on banner. Mintmark: A SIS star
Siscia
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Romulus and Remus41 views2 commentssimmurray
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160 Marcus Aurelius41 viewsMarcus Aurelius Denarius. 156-7 AD. AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, bare head right / TR POT XI COSII, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & sceptre. RSC 709. RIC 468[pius]2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Baktria, Graeco-Baktrian Kings, Euthydemos I., Æ Double Unit, 235-200 BC.41 viewsBaktria, Graeco-Baktrian Kings, Euthydemos I.,
Ć Double Unit (21-23 mm / 7.02 g), 235-200 BC.,
Obv.: Bare head of Hercules right.
Rev.: [B]AΣIΛEΩS above, EYΘYΔHMOY below, horse prancing right.
Sear GC 7523 ; Mitchiner, Indogreek 87 ; Bopearachchi Série 17A ; SNG ANS 146ff ; BMC India 8, 6 .

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Arminius
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Leo I AV Tremissis41 viewsRIC X 611, Depeyrot 93/3 Constantinople (first reign)
15 mm, 1.46 g, 6h
D N LEO PE-RPET AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath in right hand and globe in left hand; star in right
CONOB in exergue
Scarce
Mark Z
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Michael VIII 1261-1282 Constantinople41 viewsObv: Archangel Michael Standing
Rev: Emperor Standing, Holding Labarum-headed Scepter and Akakia
Sear 2283
Laetvs
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Anonymous AE Semis41 viewsAnonymous AE Semis. Circa 211 BC. Laureate Bust of Saturn right, S behind / Prow right, S above. Cr56/3; Syd143. 8.79g, 23mm.
Very Good.

Ex Roma Numismatics
Philoromaos
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Vespasian Dup. RIC 47841 viewsAE Dupondius , 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Radiate head right.
Rev: SC, Victory flying to left holding shield inscribed SPQR.
28 mm , 9.6 gm.
RIC 478-1, Cohen 464.
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PHILIP I. 244-249 AD. Æ Sestertius (27mm, 17.86 g, 1h). Struck 247-249 AD.41 viewsPHILIP I. 244-249 AD. Ć Sestertius (27mm, 17.86 g, 1h). Struck 247-249 AD. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopiae. RIC IV 168a; Cohen 26. VF, green patina under dusty overtones, minor encrustation on jowl.1 commentssseverus
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Constantius Hoc Signo41 viewsAE2 , Siscia mint
Obv: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, Diademmed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind star before.
Rev: HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Emperor standing holding labarum and scepter, being crowned from behind by Victory. A in left field.
.(gamma) SIS. in exergue. RIC 286
22mm, 4.3gm.
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MACEDON - ALEXANDER III - THE GREAT41 viewsSilver drachm, Price 1750, F, 4.19g, 16.9mm, 0o, Kolophon mint, c. 323 - 319 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, clad in lion skin headdress; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, right leg drawn back, grain kernel left, spear head right
Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C.
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1503a, Gratian, 24 August 367 - 25 August 383 A.D.41 viewsGratian, 24 August 367 - 25 August 383 A.D. Bronze AE 3, F, 2.352g, 19.13mm, 0o. Obverse: emperor's diadmed bust right; reverse GLORIA ROMANORVM, emperor draging captive, * in left field.

Gratian, son of Valentinian I, became the sole ruler of the Western empire in 375 A.D., and after the catastrophic defeat of the Roman forces at Hadrianopolis the Eastern empire also came under his rule. To better cope with the empire, he elevated general Theodosius to the Eastern throne. Because of a shortage of coinage to meet the payroll, Gratian was abandoned by his troops during the revolt of Magnus Maximus. He was overtaken and killed while fleeing to the Alps.
Cleisthenes
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IONIA, Smyrna. Time of Marcus Aurelius, Circa 161-180 AD. Æ 15mm.41 viewsIONIA, Smyrna. Time of Marcus Aurelius, Circa 161-180 AD.
Ć 15mm (2.76 gm).
Obv: The River-God Meles reclining left, holding reed
Rev: Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm.
SNG Copenhagen 1301; Klose pg. 178, Gruppe B (V2/R-).
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Constantius II AD 337-361 Sirmium (SIRM) 41 viewsObv: DNCONSTAN-TIVSPFAVG
Rev: Victory with Two Wreaths,
VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM
RIC VIII 25
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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Legio IIII Flavia Felix41 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS. 193-211 AD. AR Denarius - 17mm (3.03 g). Struck 193 AD. Laureate head right / LEG IIII FL, TR P COS in exergue, legionary eagle between two standards. RIC IV 8; BMCRE pg. 616, 10a; RSC 264. VF, obverse a little rough.

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius41 viewsSilver denarius, 18mm, 3.60g, Rome 13 - 18 September 96 A.D.; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI laureate head right
IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva 4; RIC -, RSC -; Ex. DooCollect

Struck in the final week of Domitian's reign. Since he became emperor on 13 September 81 A.D., at the same date he received his first tribunician office which was renewed yearly. He reached TR P XV on 13 September 96, but five days later he was murdered. Of course, not many coins could have been struck in such a short period and much less survived to our time. The M4 type was not discovered in time for inclusion in Ian Carradice's thesis in late 70's and the coin here appears to be unique.
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16. Aradus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.41 viewsTetradrachm, 196 / 195 BC, Aradus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Palm tree at left, ΑΡ monogram under throne, ΔΞ in exergue.
17.00 gm., 30 mm.
P. #3396.

Dating this coin: ΔΞ = year 64 = 196 / 195 BC. The era dates to 259 BC when Aradus gained its autonomy. In this series there are 35 different dates between year 17 (243 / 242 BC) and year 94 (166 / 165 BC). There are several breaks in the series (after years 45 and 69 for example) which reflect different political situations in Phoenecia.
Callimachus
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GORDIANUS III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus.41 viewsGORDIANUS III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus - 23mm (4.78 g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Mars walking right, holding spear and shield. RIC IV 147; RSC 160. EF
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Julius Caesar denarius41 viewsDate: 44 BC
Mint: Galia
Obverse: Elephant trampling a snake and CAESAR
Reverse: Pontificisl Emblems

Ex Elaine Fantham collection, pic made by CNG.
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Poland. Johann Casimir. 1648 - 1668. Copper solidus 1667.41 viewsPoland. Johann Casimir. 1648 - 1668. Copper solidus 1667. IOAN CAS REX, bust right / crowned eagle with arms on breast.

KM 13
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1795 AE Halfpenny Token. Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland41 viewsObverse: NUNQUAM ARESCERE. River God reclining facing right, right arm resting on an urn, inscribed CLYDE, from which water flows, left hand holding oar inscribed with St Andrew's cross; in exergue, MDCCXCI (1791).
Reverse: RULE BRITANNIA. Britannia facing left, seated on globe, her right hand holding spear, her left arm holding laurel-branch and resting on shield at her side; in exergue, 1795.
Edge: PAYABLE IN LONDON, the rest engrailed.
Dalton & Hamer: 9
RARE

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

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

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France. Aluminum-bronze 50-Centimes 1932.41 viewsFrance. Aluminum-bronze 50-Centimes 1932. REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE, laureate head left / LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, value and date between cornucopiae.

KM 894.1
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1936 GEORGE V AE FARTHING41 viewsObverse: GEORGIVS V DEI GRA:BRITT:OMN:REX FID:DEF:IND:IMP: . Bare head of George V facing left.
Reverse: FARTHING. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident; 1936 in exergue.
SPINK: 4061

George V's portrait was designed by Bertram Mackennal (1863 - 1931), this is marked by a small "BM" on the King's neck.

1936
On January 20th this year, King George V died, his death hastened by his physician who administered a lethal injection to him. George V was succeeded by his eldest son, Edward VIII, but in December, Edward signed an instrument of abdication at Fort Belvedere witnessed by his three brothers. Prince Albert became King, reigning as King George VI.
No coins were issued for Edward VIII, the types bearing the portrait of George V continued to be struck until the coronation of George VI in 1937.

This was the year that Construction of Hoover Dam was completed and Margaret Mitchell's novel Gone with the Wind was first published.

In August, the 1936 Summer Olympics opened in Berlin, Germany, and marked the first live television coverage of a sports event in world history. The BBC launched the world's first regular television service in November.

In London, the famous Crystal Palace, built for the 1851 Great Exhibition, was destroyed in a fire.

Polaroid sunglasses were first marketed this year.
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1967 ELIZABETH II AE PENNY41 viewsObverse: + ELIZABETH.II.DEI.GRATIA.REGINA.F:D:. Laureate bust of Elizabeth II facing right.
Reverse: ONE PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left hand holding trident, lighthouse in background to left; 1967 in exergue.
SPINK: 4157

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

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

The Jungle Book, the last animated film personally supervised by Walt Disney was released on October 18th of this year.

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

On June 25th, 400 million viewers watched the first live, international, satellite television production, it was called “Our World”.

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

On December 11th, at Toulouse in France, the supersonic airliner Concorde was unveiled.
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Giustiniano I (527-565 d.C.), tremisse 41 viewsTremisse, zecca di Constantinopoli (527-565 d.C.)
AU, 1.47g, 17mm.
D/ DNIVSTINI ANVSPPAVG, busto diademato, drappeggiato e corazzato a dx
R/ VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Vittoria che avanza, regge una corona nella dx e un globo crucigero nella sx, * a dx, CONOB in ex.
Sear 145; DO 19 (catalogo Dumbarton Oaks curato da Philip Grierson); MIB 19; BMC 22-24.
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (19 dicembre 2010, numero catalogo 119); ex Artemide aste (San Marino; asta 5E 2010, lotto 1296).
Identificata e discussa su lamoneta.it e su Forum ancient coins nel dicembre 2010
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GREEK, THRACE, Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm.41 viewsKINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm (19mm, 4.34 g, 1h). Ephesos mint. Struck 294-287 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; tripod to inner left, Greek Z in exergue. Thompson 170 var. (monogram); Müller –; CNG 75, lot 114 corr. = Gorny & Mosch 152, lot 1287 (same obv. die); Numismatica Genevensis SA VII, lot 165 = Gorny & Mosch 155, lot 59. Superb EF, toned.

This issue parallels Thompson 170, which has the tripod to the inner left and a monogram on the throne or in exergue. For a drachm of the present variety, with the Greek Z on the throne, see CNG E-199, lot 98 (struck from the same die as the present coin).
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3. Malichus II 40-70 AD and Queen Shuqailat II41 viewsMint: Petra
Ref: Meshorer Nabataean Coins,140A, SNG ANS 1444
Obv: Jugate busts of Malichus II and Shuqailat II-Laureate, facing right.
Rev: Crossed cornucopia;Nabataean script.
Malichus/Shaquilath in three lines; two above and one below cornucopia.
W K L M
Y Q S
T L
Size: AE16mm
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Maximinus RIC 1641 viewsAR Denarius, 235-238 AD , Rome Mint.
Obv- IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right. Bust style-1
Rev: VICTORIA AVG, Victory Right with wreath and palm.
20mm
RIC 16
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Probus, RIC 155, Rome41 viewsObv: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
Bust: Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ADVENTVS AVG
Emperor riding left, right hand raised, holding scepter in left. Captive at foot right.
Exe: R thunderbolt Zeta
Date: 276-282 AD
Denom: Antoninianus
Bluefish
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Commodus Vict Brit Sestertius41 viewsAE Sestertius, 184-185 AD
Obverse: M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS BRIT. Laureate head right.
Reverse: P M TR P X IMP VII COS IIII P P S-C, Victory seated right on pile of arms, inscribing sheild on her knee. VICT BRIT in exergue.
Cohen 946; RIC 452; BMC 560
28mm , 20.7 gm.
Jerome Holderman
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Constantius II 41 viewsConstantius II AE3. DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman. TRP (crescent) in ex. RIC 359? var. or 358

2.67g
17mm

The mint mark is missing but the style matches Trier
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Constantius II, RIC VIII 352 or 361, Siscia41 viewsObv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Bust: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier spearing fallen horseman. FH3 - reaching
Exe: ASIS (zigzag)
Date: 351-361 AD
Denom: Ae3
Rated: "C3"
Bluefish
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Constantine II, RIC VII 253, Siscia41 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C
Bust: Laureate and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS
Two soldiers standing to either side of one standard
Exe: Epsilon SIS
Date: 330-340 AD
Denom: Ae3
Ref: RIC VII 253
Rated "R3"
Bluefish
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Constantius II41 viewsO: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Emperor facing r., rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed
R: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, , Helmeted soldier to l., shield on l. arm, spearing fallen horsemen; shield on ground at r. Horseman wears pointed cap, turns to face soldier and extends l. arm.
Ex. Gamma SIS zigzag
18mm 2.46g RIC VIII Siscia 362 355-361 A.D.
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Alexander III41 viewsAlexander the great
Miletus 323-319 BC AE Unit

Obverse:Diademed head of Apollo right
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;Horseman galloping right;Monogram and double axe at left;ME below

4.34gm 19mm

Price 2131;SNG München 905-906
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1673 Maundy Threepence41 viewsGreat Britain 1673 Maundy 3d. Charles II.
VF/EF flan flaw @ 5 o' clock, nice moustache, even toning.
obv:
CAROLVS.II.DEI.GRATIA - Laureate bust right, draped, seen from the front.
rev:
.16 73.
MAG.BR.FRA.ET.HIB.REX

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