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Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG_ROMAE-AETERNAE_R-Delta-F_RIC-190-p-38_Rome-2nd-em_277-AD_Q-001_axis-h_mm_g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 190, Rome, ROMAE AETERNAE, Bust-F, Roma seated in temple,63 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 190, Rome, ROMAE AETERNAE, Bust-F, Roma seated in temple,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right with spear. (F )
revers:- ROMAE-AETERNAE, Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//R-Δ, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, 2nd emission, date: 277 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 190, p-38,
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 169, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Bust-F, Fides standing left, #163 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 169, Rome, FIDES MILITVM, Bust-F, Fides standing left, C, #1
avers:-IMP-PROB-VS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (4,F)
revers:-FIDE-S-M-ILITVM, Fides standing left, with two ensigns.
exerg: -/-//R thunderbolt E, diameter: 21,5-22mm, weight: 3,61g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, 6th emision of Rome, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 169, p-36, "C",
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 214, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, Bust-G, -/-//R thunderbolt ς, Victory walking left, #1,63 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 214, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, Bust-G, -/-//R thunderbolt ς, Victory walking left, #1,
avers:- IMP-PRO_BVS-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (6,G)
revers:- VICTO_RIA_AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and trophy.
exergo: -/-//R thunderbolt ς, diameter: 18-21mm, weight: 3,63g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, 6th emission of Rome, 281, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 214, p-40, C-741,
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 376, Ticinum, AERCVLI PACIF, Bust-Heroic type in "Square shield", -/-//SXXT, Hercules standing left, Scarce!63 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 376, Ticinum, AERCVLI PACIF, Bust-Heroic type in "Square shield", -/-//SXXT, Hercules standing left, Scarce!
avers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Radiate, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis,"Square shield", seen from back.
revers:- AERCVLI-PACIF, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion’s skin.
exerg: -/-//SXXT, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,36g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 3rd. emission, date: 277A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-376, p-58, Heroic Bust Type , Square shield, seen from back,
Q-001
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Lydia, Philadelphia, Tyche / Apollo63 viewstime of Septimius Severus
AE20, 4.3g
obv: FILADELFEWN; turreted bust of Tyche right
rev: Apollo standing left, holding lyre, branch
BMC Lydia, p.191, #32; SNG Leypold 1109 (same dies)
areich
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Ptolemy I Soter63 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy I, 323-283 BC. Bronze.
Obverse- Deified Head of Alexander the Great right, wearing elephant skin headdress.
Reverse- PTOLEMAIOY BASILEOS, eagle with open wings standing on thunderbolt to left.; between legs E.
Svoronos 439, SNG Cop 158, 24mm, 11.94gm.
2 commentsb70
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PUERTO RICO63 viewsPUERTO RICO - 1896 10 Centavos, Alfonso XIII. Obv.: Bust of Alphonso III left. Rev.: Crowned Spanish arms, Pillars of Hercules flanking. Reference: KM-21dpaul7
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Schjöth 1466, Hartill 6.58-59 Type B1, KM 39063 viewsQianlong (1736-1795)

1 cash (cast brass), 1740-1745 [?], Board of Works mint (in Beijing), 25 mm.

Obv: Qianlong tongbao.

Rev: Boo yuwan.

Type B coins have smaller characters than Type A coins, a Z yi, a closed head tong, a round head boo, and no privy marks. Type B1 coins have a broad rims, a distinct gap between the os of boo, and a diameter around 25 mm.

Hartill rarity 11
1 commentsStkp
Quality_scarce_bronze_kavanahu_of_Parakrama_Bahu_II_(1236-1271),_Singhalese_Kingdom_of_Sri_Lanka.jpg
Quality scarce bronze kavanahu of Parakrama Bahu II (1236-1271), Singhalese Kingdom of Sri Lanka63 viewsSeated king, SRI PARAKRAMA BAHU in Brahmi in two vertical lines in the left field / King standing, small altar in the left field, various dots and decorations in fields. 21mm, 4.31 grams. Mitchiner NIS 845-847.

Barakrama Bahu II was the Sighalese ruler of the southern portion of Sri-Lanka who reconquered the northern part of the island from the South Indian Cholas in 1170 AD. 1500

Antonio Protti
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101 - Volusian Antoninianus - RIC 18763 viewsObv:– IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing, head left, holding shield and spear; star in right field
Reference:– Van Meter 101/2. RIC 187, RSC 88
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 864 var - Bust Type H (Serdica) (Δ) (unlisted issue mark for mint)63 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, right hand raised, holding globe in left
Minted in Serdica (Δ in exe)
Reference:– RIC 864 var. Bust type H (This series of emission marks is not documented in RIC or Pink for this mint)
There is growing evidence that this coin is part of an unlisted second series of mintmarks used during the third emission of Serdica using Greek letters that ran in parallel to the Roman equivalent.
A nicely struck coin with lots of detail and plenty of silvering.
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 185 - Bust type F (Rome) ((R crescent Γ) )63 viewsObv:–IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– ROMAE AETER, Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre
Minted in Rome (R crescent Γ) Emission 4 Officina 3. A.D. 279
Reference(s) – RIC 185 Bust type F
2 commentsmaridvnvm
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RIC 0389 Domitianus63 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: VICTORIAE AVGVSTI / S C, Victory standing left, inscribing shield set on trophy to left and holding palm
AE/As - 28.18 mm 11.01 g 6 h - Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 389 (R) BMCRE 359A Paris 382
ex CNG Electronic Auction 303 Lot 309
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
RIC_921_112_Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG-(C)_CLEMENTIA-TEMP_B_XXI_RIC-921_p-120_Antioch_276-AD_Q-001_0h_21-23mm_3,3ga-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 921-1-2, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, B//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,63 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 921-1-2, Antioch, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Bust-C, B//XXI, Emperor and Jupiter,
avers: IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C),
revers: CLEMENTIA-TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exerg: B//XXI, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 3,30g, axis: 0h,
mint: Antioch, 1st emission, 2nd. officina, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 921, p-120,
Q-001
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RIC_V-II_158C_Carinus_AE-Ant_M-AVR-CARINVS-NOB-CAES_PRINCIP-I-IVV-ENTVT_EKA_RIC-V-II-158C_p-158-1st-emiss_Rome_282-AD_Q-001_11h_20-21mm_3,08g-s.jpg
115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 158C, Rome, -/-//EKA, PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Prince standing left, #163 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 158C, Rome, -/-//EKA, PRINCIPI IVVENTVT, Prince standing left, #1
avers: M-AVR-CARINVS-NOB-CAES, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers: PRINCIP-I-IVV-ENTVT, Prince standing left holding ensign and scepter.
exerg: -/-//EKA, diameter: 20-21mm, weight: 3,08g, axes:11h,
mint: Rome, 1st. emiss, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 158C, p-158,
Q-001
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248363 viewsIMP POSTVMVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
CONCORD EQVIT -/-//S
Concordia left holding rudder
Milan Mint, Issue 3
Cunetio 2483
1 commentsmauseus
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76 Trier63 viewsLRBC I 76
RIC VII 553
1 commentsmauseus
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Roman Black "Gagat"-bracelet #001,63 viewsRoman Black "Gagat"-bracelet #001,
type: Gagat-bracelet,
size: 65-71x5,5mm,
weight: 10,02g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref:???,
distribution:??? ,
Q-001
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RPC-1940-Vespasian63 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 13.00g
Antioch mint, 69-70 AD
RPC 1940 (7 spec.)
Obv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: (T) ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in l. field, star; in r. field, B
Ex CNG E357, 12 August 2015, lot 259.

This regnal year 2 tetradrachm in "Alexandrian" style was most likely struck in Alexandria and then sent to Syria for circulation. Kevin Butcher speculates these "Alexandrian" styled tets were ordered by the southern Syrian cities from the Alexandria mint for circulation in that part of the province. It's of interest to note that these tetradrachms in which Titus' portrait is featured on the reverse may have been circulating in the region where he commanded the legions fighting the Jewish War. The star in the reverse left field may be some sort of mint control mark.

Although the flan is somewhat flatly stuck near the bottom and the surfaces a bit rough, in hand it's a really nice piece. The main attraction here is the fine portrait of Titus on the reverse.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
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RPC-2468-Titus63 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.30g
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
RPC 2468 (14 spec.)
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: ΣAPAΠIΣ; bust of Sarapis, r., date LΓ before bust
Acquired from Zurqieh, October 2015.

During Titus' brief reign Alexandria only struck coinage for regnal years 2 and 3. This tetradrachm from regnal year 3 features the very standard Egyptian reverse type of Sarapis, a type not minted for Vespasian's tetradrachms.

Struck in a pleasing 'Alexandrian' style.

4 commentsDavid Atherton
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Sear 715 - Decanummium - 608-610 AD - Carthage mint63 viewsRevolt of the Heraclii (608-610 AD)
Date: 608-610 AD
Condition: VF
Denomination: Decanummium

Obverse: RCIO - CONSVI
Bust of Heraclius, facing, bearded, wearing consular robes. In right hand, eagle-topped scepter. Above head, cross.

Reverse: Large "X"; Above, cross; Beneath, ; To left, /N/; To right, /M/

Carthage mint
DO 8; Sear 715
2.88g; 17.6mm; 330°
Pep
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Septimius Severus denarius63 viewsRIC 503a (3,4 gm, 18 mm).
Mint of Laodicea, 198-202 AD.

Sharp & lustrous.
Strange & attractive detail - real golden coating after deletion of patina!
This is not coloring!

VICTORY
1 commentsneander
Sabina.jpg
63 viewsSabina Augusta Hadriani Avg pp. Diad and draped bust r.Hair coiled and piled on top of head.REV No legend Venus stg.r.viewed partially from behind,holding helmet and spear and resting on column against which rest shield.Weight 3,30gr RIC 4123 commentsspikbjorn
Samos_didrachm.jpg
63 viewsIslands off Ionia, Samos. Circa 310-300 BC. AR Didrachm (6.24 gm, 19mm). Asklepiades. Obv.: lion’s mask facing. Rev.: ΣΑ / [Α]ΣΚΛΗΠΙΑΔ[ΗΣ] Forepart of an ox to right, with a dotted truncation and an olive branch to right. Barron p. 214, 2 b (this coin). Ex:Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel - fixed price list 169 (1957), lot 183 commentspaul1888
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Augusta Traiana Caracalla Sicinnius Clarus63 viewsCaracalla as co-emperor
Governor Q. Sicinnius Clarus Po[ntianus?] 202AD cf. Stein Reichsbeamte Thracia p.46-7
AE27 13.65g
Ob: [AVT K M AVPHΛIOC | ANTΩNINOC]
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: HΓE CIKINNIOV KΛAPOV A[VΓOVCTH]
Ex: TPAIANHC
City gate with three turrets with battlements

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

This coin appears to be from Righetti’s collection M & M Auction 15 (21 10 2004) lot 77 Righetti Teil IV!
http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=99790

No tags from auction nor Righetti’s own
1 commentsPetrus Elmsley
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Arsaces II63 viewsdrachm, 211 - 191 BC
Sellwood 6.1
1 commentsRobert L3
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Septimius Severus Consecratio63 views Bare head right of Septimius Severus/Throne with wreath. 19.5 mm. RIC (Caracalla) 191E [as Scarce]; C. 87. Ex CNG 47 (16 IX 98), lot 17913 commentsfordicus
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Arcadia, Phigalia. Septimius Severus. BCD Peloponnesos 1644 var. 63 viewsĆ20. Arcadia, Phigalia. Septimius Severus (AD 193–211), laureate head to r., bare bust. Legend mostly illegible. Rev., Dionysus to l., holding cantharus and thyrsus. ΦI - [A?]Λ - EΩN. BCD Peloponnesos 1644 var. (CNG notes: "unpublished in the standard references."). Ex. Collegium Josephinum Bonn, 2-14-2010.

Possibly same obverse die as CNG 81, Lot 2910: http://www.cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=141929
Mark Fox
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Severus Alexander, 222 - 235 AD 63 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander facing right.

Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG, Liberalitas standing holding abacus and cornucopia.

Silver Denarius, Antioch mint, 222 - 223 AD

3.3 grams, 18.5 mm, 180°

RIC IVii 149, RSC 108a, S7875, VM 19
SPQR Coins
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 33. Severus Alexander & Julia Maesa, HrJ (2014) 6.33.22.02 (plate coin)63 viewsSeverus Alexander & Julia Maesa, his grandmother, AD 222-235
AE 26, 10.86g, 26.29mm, 0°
struck under governor Tib. Iulius Festus
obv. AVT KM AVR SEVH ALEZANDROC IOVLIA MAICA
confronted busts of Alexander, draped and cuirassed seen from behind,
laureate, r., and Iulia Maesa, diademed, draped, l.
rev. YP TIB IOVL FHCTOV MARKIANOPO / LITWN (WN ligate)
Serpent half erected r., in four elaborate coils
E in upper l. field (for Pentassarion)
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1062 var. (in ex. TWN, E in r.field)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1875 var. (same)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.33.22.2 (plate coin)
very rare, good SS
added to www.wildwinds.com
3 commentsJochen
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Side, Pamphylia AR Tetradrachm63 viewsCirca 155-36 B.C. Silver tetradrachm, SNG Cop 400, SNGvA 4797, Side mint, weight 16.287g, maximum diameter 31.5mm, die axis 0o, obverse head of Athena right in a crested Corinthian helmet; reverse Nike advancing left, extending wreath in right, pomegranate left, KLE-YX (magistrate's name KLEUCHARES?) below; nice centering. EF.

Ex FORVM.

In 190 B.C. a fleet from Rhodes, supported by Rome and Pergamum, defeated the Seleucid fleet under the command of the fugitive Carthaginian general Hannibal. The Seleucid defeat freed Side from the overlord-ship of the Seleucid Empire. The Treaty of Apamea (188 B.C.) left Side in a state of uncertain freedom. It was during this period of autonomy that Side struck these tetradrachms. It would last until 36 B.C. when the city came under the rule of the Roman client King of Galatia, Amyntas.
1 commentsJason T
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Persian Empire, Lydia, Anatolia, Xerxes I - Darius II, 485 - 420 B.C.63 viewsSilver siglos, Carradice Type IIIb (early), plate XII, 16 ff.(online source); SGCV II 4682; (Carradice NC 1998 pl. 7, 168; Carradice Price p. 67 and pl. 17, 1 ff.), banker's marks on Obv., Rev, & edge; weight 5.54 g, maximum diameter 16.4 mm, Obv. Kneeling-running figure of the Great King right, spear in right, quiver on right shoulder, bow in left, bearded, crowned (off flan); Rev. irregular oblong punch; Light toning in low areas, a few light scratches.

Background Info:
The later kings of Persia, successors of Darius I, continued in the tradition established by that monarch, issuing gold darics and silver sigloi for circulation in western Anatolia. The Lydian capitol of Sardeis, the center of Persian power in the area, was undoubtedly the principal mint, though other cities may have assisted in the production of this enormous coinage. The kneeling archer, with oblong punch on rev., remained the sole type for this Persian imperial coinage down to Alexander's conquest in 330 B.C. Sear GCV II p.426

Many silgoi bear small countermarks, possibly the signets of money changers. A large number of emblems have been recorded. Sear GCV II p.427

2 commentsSteve E
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sphinx63 viewsChios , 10mm , 0.99gXLi
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Caracalla, Stobi63 viewsAe 24mm; 5.4g

???AVG-ANTONINVS
Laureate and draped bust right

MVNIC-STOB
Nike on globe left with wreath and palm branch

Unlisted dies
1 commentsarizonarobin
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Syracuse Tetradrachm Boehringer.59663 viewsSICILY, Syracuse.
Circa 440-430 BC.
Tetradrachm (17.27 gm)
Charioteer driving walking quadriga left, holding kentron in right hand, reins in both; Nike flying above crowning horses; ketos swimming left in exergue

SY-PAKOSION, head of Arethusa right wearing earrings and necklace with pendant, hair tied with two hair bands, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise.

Boehringer 596 (V294/R402); SNG ANS 194 (same dies); SNG Lockett 947 (same dies); Kraay-Hirmer pl. 30, 89 (reverse die illustrated).

beautiful portrait
rare coin
1 commentsgb29400
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Titus RIC 4163 viewsAR Denarius, 3.24g
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 41 (R2), BMC p. 227 note, RSC 287a
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XV COS VII P P; Ceres std. l., with corn ears and poppy and torch
Acquired from CGB, August 2012.

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

All the coins from this series are a bit rarer than other series minted by Titus, and those with left facing portraits are even scarcer! A good coin in decent metal and style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
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Terra Sigillata #03, Gladiator 01,63 viewsTerra Sigillata #03, Gladiator 01,
type:Terra Sigillata
size: mm,
weight: g,
date: ??? A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: ???,
Q-003
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THEODORA AE4 AD337-34063 viewsobv: FL.MAX.THEO-DORAE.AVG (diademed, draped bust right)
rev: PIETAS.ROMANA / TRS (Pietas standing facing, holding a child at her breast)
ref: RIC VIII-Trier56
1.50g, 15.5mm
Rare
Theodora was the 2nd wife of Constantius I & step-daughter of Maximianus. These coins were commemorative struck after her death.
berserker
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 125, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS-Δ-VI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X, in wreath,63 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 125, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS-Δ-VI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X, in wreath,
avers:- FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, 5b, B4l., Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
revers:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, Wreath VOT/•/ X with in, dot in badge at the top.
exergo: -/-//TS-Δ-VI, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 320-321 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-125, p-512,
Q-001
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Tiberius denar63 viewsPONTIF MAXIM1 commentstibsi67
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Titus RIC-12063 viewsAR Denarius, 3.13g
Rome Mint, 80 AD
RIC 120 (C), BMC 56, RSC 314
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Square seat, draped with cloth hanging in folds, above which is a winged thunderbolt, lying horizontal: ('pulvinar' of Jupiter and Juno)
Acquired from Imperial Coins, June 2007.

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

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

Vespasian70
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Titus as Caesar63 viewsTITUS, as Caesar. 79-81 AD. Ć As 28mm 8.6 gm. Struck 74 AD. O: T CAES IMP PON TR P COS III CENS, laureate head left R: VICTORIA AVGVST, S C across field, Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath and palm. RIC 755 (Vespasian); BMCRE 711A (Vespasian) note var. (head right); cf. Cohen 363.

This obverse legend is only known on one coin paired with this reverse type (BMCRE 711A note), but that coin's obverse has Titus facing right. The references mentioned are from the only other example I could find online. I believe this is the third published left facing example.

The Victoria Avgvst, Avgvsti and Navalis Victory on the prow types probably commemorate Titus' pursuit of the Jews at Tarichća on rafts, and the same circumstance doubtless explains why Titus brought a large number of ships with him when he entered Rome in triumph.
4 commentsNemonater
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Titus RIC-12963 viewsAR Denarius, 3.21g
Rome Mint, 80 AD
RIC 129 (C), BMC 80, RSC 323
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Tripod with fillets; above, dolphin
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, October 2008.

Rarer left facing portrait of the type. The right facing example was probably minted at a ratio of 10:1 compared to the left facing.

Another tough coin to track down. Nicely centered with a better than average portrait.
1 commentsvespasian70
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Titus RIC-10363 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 80 AD
RIC 103(R2), BMC p. 230 note, RSC 307
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Captives, two, back to back, seated either side of trophy (woman on l., man on r.)
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

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

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

2 commentsDavid Atherton
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0503a, Rome, AE-As, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S-C, Pax standing left, 63 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0503a, Rome, AE-As, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, S-C, Pax standing left,
avers:- IMP-CAES-NERVAE-TRAIANO-AVG-GER-DAC-P-M-TR-P-COS-V-P-P, Laureate head right, aegis on left shoulder.
revers:- S-P-Q-R-OPTIMO-PRINCIPI, Pax standing left, stepping on captive, holding branch and cornucopia.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 25-26,5mm, weight: 9,27g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 103-111 A.D., ref: RIC-II-503a-p-, C-408,
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098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE quadrans - struck 104-110 AD63 viewsobv: IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GER DAC (laureate head right)
rev: METALLI VLPIANI (Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia)
ref: RIC II 709 (R2), Cohen 182 (30frcs)
3.23gms, 17mm
Very rare

Under Trajan and Hadrian several series of bronze quadrantes were struck in the name of the imperial mines in Noricum, Dalmatia, Pannonia and Moesia (Dardania). These operations supplied metal for the mint at Rome, and perhaps were the sites of workshops to produce coinage for local circulation or as donatives. Others theorize that these pieces were struck at Rome itself, and served some unidentified function,much as the contemporary "nome" coinage struck at Alexandria in Egypt. The exact denomination is unclear. Most appear to be quadrans in the 14-17mm range but some larger examples could be considered semisses.
berserker
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Trajan Denarius63 views112-114 AD. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate draped bust right / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Mars advancing right, holding spear & trophy2 commentsancientone
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Trajan AR Denarius, Abundantia standing left. RIC 16663 viewsTrajan Den “Abundantia and galley” Trajan AD 98-117 Silver Denarius “Rome feeds her people” Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P- Laureate head right, draped left shoulder Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI - Abundantia standing left, holding corn ears over modius filled with corn ears, cornucopia and to her right rear, a galley. Rome mint: AD 103-104 /2.81 g. RIC II 166; BMCRE 169; RSC 467a.3 commentsmattpat
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Trajan AR Denarius, Mars advancing right RIC 33763 viewsTrajan Denarius. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate draped bust right / P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Mars advancing right carrying spear & trophy. RIC 337, RSC 270.1 commentsmattpat
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AE-Two-Horse and Two-Dog head #0163 viewsAE-Two-Horse and Two-Dog head #01
size:49x24,5x3,5mm
weight:9,81g
distribution: ???
date: ???
ref: ???
Q-001
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UTRECHT - Netherlands Lion Daalder63 viewsUTRECHT - Netherlands AR Lion Daalder, 1680. Rosette mintmark. Obv.: Knight (without helmet plume) over shield with lion. Rev.: Rampant lion left. Reference: KM#72.dpaul7
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-065, #1263 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-065, #12
avers:- Cross on line, imitation of cufic legend around; border of dots.
revers:- Four wedges and four dots around cross; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12mm, weight: 0,21 g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-065, CHN-1-118, Huszar-139,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-012
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Titus as Caesar RIC-V1444 var.63 viewsAR Denarius
Ephesus mint, 71 AD
RIC V1444 var., BMC p. 98 note, RSC 127 var., RPC 845 var.
Obv: IMPERATOR T CAESAR AVGVSTI F; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Turreted and draped femail bust, r., no mint mark
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

This coin should have the EPHE mint mark on the lower left of the reverse, however it is clearly not there. This is the second coin from the series I have seen which has no mint mark.

Better in hand than the photo suggests.
1 commentsDavid Atherton
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Titus as Caesar RIC V528A63 viewsAR Denarius, 3.36g
Rome mint, 73 AD
RIC V528A, BMC - , RSC -
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP PON TR POT CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: NEP RED; Neptune stg. l., r. foot on globe, with acrostolium and sceptre
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, lot 637. Ex Gorny & Mosch 122, 10 March 2003, lot 2043 = 113, 18 October 2001, lot 5729.

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

A beautiful denarius in hand with an amazing early portrait. The other two denarii I have from this series also have exemplary portraits. An issue style wise to take note of then.
4 commentsDavid Atherton
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Valentinian I RIC IX 5a63 viewsObv: D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM
emperor dragging captive by hair & holding labarum
dot Gamma SISC in ex.
20mm 2.5 gm
OWL365
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian Judaea Capta, RIC 1563 viewsVespasian
AR Denarius
Rome Mint. 69-70 A.D.
18.2mm. 3.09g.
Die Alignment: 180 degrees
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG - Laureate bust right.
Rev: [NO LEGEND] - Captive Jewess seated right, in the attitude of mourning, trophy of captured arms behind.
Ex: IVDAEA
Ref: RIC 15. BMC 35. Sear 2296. Cohen 226. RSC 226. VM 32.
Notes: Ex Barry P. Murphy. This type celebrates the success of Vespasian and Titus in quelling the First Jewish Revolt. Coins commemorating this event are referred to as "Judea Capta issues. - Excerpt taken from FORVM catalogue.
seraphic
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Vespasian / Titus Didrachm63 viewsVespasian AR Didrachm, Caesarea, Cappadocia mint, 76-77 AD
O: Laureate head of Vespasian right, AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC. (Emperor Vespasian Caesar Augustus)
R: Laureate head of Titus right, AYTO KAI OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOY YIOC. (The Son of Emperor Vespasian Caesar Augustus)
- RPC 1650
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VIRTVS EXERCIT VOT/XX - Constantine II63 viewsAE3, London, 320 - 321
3.28gm, 19mm
Ox: CONSTANTINVS IVN N C
O: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rx: VIRTVS EXERCIT VOT/XX, PLON in ex.
R: Standard inscribed VOT / XX in two lines, captives seated on either side.

RIC VII.190 (S), ex. Allen Berman
Paul DiMarzio
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Moesia, Viminacium, 079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), PM 03-06-08, -/-//AN XI, AE-Dupondius, #163 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), PM 03-06-08, -/-//AN XI, AE-Dupondius, #1
avers:- IMP-TRAIANVS-DECIVS-AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right .
revers:- PMS-C-OL-VIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, holding branch in righ hand, transverse sceptre surmounted by a small figure of victory in left hand, between an bull and a lion.
exergo: -/-//AN XI, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 249-250 A.D., ref: Pick-126, PM-3-06-8,
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Taras, Calabria63 views302-228 BC
AR 3/8 Obol (6mm, 0.16g)
O: Two cresents back to back; two pellets above and below.
R: Two cresents back to back; two pellets above and below.
Vlasto 1758; McGill II, 216; HN Italy 1077; Sear 361v
Scarce
ex Roma Numismatics
2 commentsEnodia
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Tarentum AR Nomos63 viewsITALY. Calabria , Taras (c.380-340 B.C.), Silver Nomos, 7.65g.
Naked ephebos, holding a small round shield and a lance, vaulting from a cantering horse left, ├ below horse. Rev. TAPAΣ , Taras as an ephebos seated astride dolphin to left, holding a Corinthian helmet in his right hand and leaning on the back of the dolphin with his left, I and waves below (Fischer-Bossert 657 (V252/R509); Vlasto 437 (these dies); SNG ANS 929 (these dies); SNG Lloyd 169). An almost invisible metal-flaw on reverse, of charming style, attractively toned, about extremely fine.
4 commentsLeo
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Vrbs Roma / Constantinopolis (mule)63 viewsTrier (?)
very scarce
d=16mm
antvwala
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Constantinople CONSS63 viewsConstantine had altogether more ambitious plans. Having restored the unity of the empire, now overseeing the progress of major governmental reforms and sponsoring the consolidation of the Christian church, Constantine was well aware that Rome had become an unsatisfactory capital for several reasons. Located in central Italy, Rome lay too far from the eastern imperial frontiers, and hence also from the legions and the Imperial courts. Moreover, Rome offered an undesirable playground for disaffected politicians; it also suffered regularly from flooding and from malaria.

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

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

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

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

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

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

RIC VII Constantinople 61 C1
ecoli
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Weight-Q-017_AE_63 viewsWeight-Q-017_AE_
weight: 6,82g,
size: 13x13x12,5mm,
axis: h,
mint:
date:
ref:
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CHINA - YONG LI (YONGMING, PRINCE OF GUI)63 viewsSouthern Ming Dynasty, Yongming, Prince of Gui - Yong Li Reign Title, 1646-1659. Large Letter variety. H-21.45, S-1296. dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I AR Antoninianus / Roma reverse63 viewsAttribution: RIC 44b (RIC IV, Part III), Cohen 169

Mint: Rome

Date: 246-247 AD

Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed, draped bust right, seen from behind

Reverse: ROMAE AETERNAE; Roma seated left, Victory in right hand, scepter in left, shield at side

Size: 23mm x 24mm

Weight: 4.28 grams

Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 121, Lot 243, September 2005
1 commentsAnemicOak
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ZEUGITANA, Carthage. Augustus63 viewsObverse: Bare head left
Reverse: P P/D D across field
Mint : Carthage, ZEUGITANA
Date : Struck AD 10
Reference : RPC 745.14 (this coin); MAA 102; SNG Copenhagen 417
Grade : Fine
Weight : 5.57g
Denom : As
Metal : AE
Dealer : CNG
Acquired: 14/05/08
Comments : black-green patina, traces of red and green deposits, From the Patrick Villemur Collection
Bolayi
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Byzantine Empire: Anonymous Lead Seal (11th-12th Century)63 viewsByzantine Empire: Anonymous Lead Seal (11th-12th Century)

Obv: +OV | CΦPA | ΓIC EI | MI in four lines
Rev: THN | ΓPAΦ, | RΛEΠ | NOEI in four lines
Size: 21mm
Wgt: 9.34g

Cf. Orghidan 556 (same legend on an iconographical seal);

(“Ou sphragis eimi, tčn graphčn blepňn noei” – “Observe the document to see whose seal I am”)
SpongeBob
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L. Flaminius Cilo63 views109-108 BC
AR Denarius (17mm, 3.91g)
O: Helmeted head of Roma right; X beneath chin, ROMA behind.
R: Victory in biga right; L FLAMINI below horses, CILO in ex.
Crawford 302-1; Sydenham 540; RSC Flaminia 1; BMC Italy 537
ex Jack H. Beymer
3 commentsEnodia
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Julius Caesar62 viewsA (very) small contribution to the Juilius Caesar set contest...

Please, click to enlarge
Full description attribution and references of the coins are available in my different galleries
3 commentsPotator II
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SELEUCID KINGDOM, ANTIOCH, 154-153 BC62 viewsTetradrachm, 30mm, 16.81g, 1h
Demetrios I, Soter.

O. Diademed head right within laurel wreath
R. Tyche, holding scepter and cornucopia, seated left on throne supported by tritoness right; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ to right; ΔΗΜ-ΗΤPΙΟV, ΣΩΤ-ΗPΟΣ to left, ΠΑ and ANT monograms outer left, ΘΝΡ=159 (Seleukid Era)=154-153 BC in exergue

Newell SMA 107; SC 1641.4a; HGC 9, 798.

Ex Fredy Vortisch Collection
4 commentsAZRobbo
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Trajan, Antoninianus62 viewsRome mint AD 250/251
DIVO TRAIANO Radiate head right, wearing light drapery on left shoulder
CONSECRATIO Eagle facing
3.12 gr
Ref : RIC IV # 85a, Cohen # 666, RCV # 9470
in qblay's catalog : TR16/A147
2 commentsPotator II
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011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-031, #0162 views011 Kalman., (Kolomon.) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-031, #01
avers:- Illegible legend; cross with crescents in the angles; border of dots.,
revers:-Lines in place of legend; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,6mm, weight: 0,43g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-031, CHN-1-048, Huszar-040
Q-001
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Lucilla, Sestertius62 viewsRome mint, circa 164-166 AD
LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, Draped bust right
VENVS, Venus standing left, holding an apple and raising drapery from left shoulder, SC in field
24.42 gr
Ref : Cohen # 77, RCV # 5507
Potator II
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Trajan Decius Sestertius62 viewsRIC IVc 126d Rome, C 117
13.77 g, 28 mm x 29 mm
IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate & cuirassed bust right from behind
VICTORIA AVG S-C, Victory advancing left with wreath & palm branch
Scarce
2 commentsMark Z2
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Mysia, Pergamon, 041 Commodus (177-192 A.D.), Diodorus, strategus, Weisser 1110, AE-30, EΠI CTRΑ-ΔIOΔOPΩV_ΠEPΓAMH/ΝΩN, Asclepius seated left, holding patera feding serpent,62 viewsMysia, Pergamon, 041 Commodus (177-192 A.D.), Diodorus, strategus, Weisser 1110, AE-30, EΠI-CTRΑ-ΔIOΔOPΩV_ΠEPΓAMH/ΝΩN, Asclepius seated left, holding patera feeding serpent,
avers:- AV-KA-AVP-ΚΟMOΔOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- EΠI-CTRΑ-ΔIOΔOPΩV_ΠEPΓAMH/ΝΩN, Asclepius seated, left, feeding serpent from patera, holding staff.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 11,24g, axis: 6h,
mint: Pergamum; Asia: Conventus of Pergamum; Mysia, date: 182-184 A.D., ref: Weisser 1110,
Q-001
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Florianus, Antoninianus62 viewsLyon mint, 3rd emission, 1st officina
IMP C M AN FLORIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from front (A)
TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Felicitas standing raight, holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopia in left hand. I at exergue (1st officina)
4.1 gr
Ref : RCV # 11874v., Bastien # 146 pl. XVI, RIC # 12, C # 89, La Venčra hoard # II.2/2632
5 commentsPotator II
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Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), HrHJ (2012) 08.18.08.13, AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT-ΠPOC-ICTPON, Bunch of grapes,62 viewsMoesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), HrHJ (2012) 08.18.08.13, AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT-ΠPOC-ICTPON, Bunch of grapes,
avers:- MAP-AV-KAI-ANTΩNINO, Bareheaded-bust-r.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛIT-ΠPOC-ICTPON, Bunch of grapes.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18mm, weight: 2,11g, axis: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: A.D., ref: HrHJ (2012) 8.18.06.13, p-187
Q-001
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Thrace, Hadriannopolis, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Varbanov (Engl) 2-3554, AE-26, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITΟN, Homonia left,62 viewsThrace, Hadriannopolis, 051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), Varbanov (Engl) 2-3554, AE-26, AΔPIANO ΠOΛEITΟN, Homonia left,
avers:- AYT-K-M-AYP-CEV-ANTΩ-NEINOC, Laureate, bust right.
revers:- AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEITΩN, Homonia left, holding patera and cornucopia, altar in left.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 26-27,5 mm, weight: 12,25g, axis:1h,
mint: Thrace, Hadriannopolis, date: A.D., ref:Varbanov (Engl) 2-3554,
Q-001
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056_Elagabalus_(218-222_A_D_),_AE-17_Nikopolis_AVT-K-M-AVP-ANTONINOC__NIKO_OLIT_N-PROC-ICTRON_HHJ-_Q-001_h_mm_ga-s.jpg
Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), HrHJ (2012) 08.26.08.06, AE-17, NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-ICTPON, Bunch of grapes,62 viewsMoesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 056 Elagabalus (218-222 A.D.), HrHJ (2012) 08.26.08.06, AE-17, NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-ICTPON, Bunch of grapes,
avers:- AVT-K-M-AVP-ANTONINOC, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛITΩN-ΠPOC-ICTPON, Bunch of grapes,
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: 3,36g, axis: 16,5h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum,date: A.D., ref: HrHJ (2012) 08.26.08.06 p-393
Q-001
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Galerius, Follis - 007562 viewsTrier mint, c. AD 303-305
MAXIMIANVS NOBIL C, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, head towered, wearing chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera in right hand, left cornucopiae; S | F in field, PTR at exergue
8.41 gr 28 mm
Ref : RCV # 14349 (90), C # 83, RIC VI, Trier, 594b

Superbe, avec toute son argenture, frappe vigoureuse
2 commentsPotator II
072_Gordianus-III__(238-244_A_D_),__AR-Ant_IMP-CAES-M-ANT-GORDIANVS-AVG_PROVIDENTIA-AVG_RIC-4_RSC-302_Rome_238-AD_Q-001_6h_21-22mm_3,55g-s.jpg
072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 004, AR-Antoninianus, Rome, PROVIDENTIA-AVG, Providentia standing left, #162 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 004, AR-Antoninianus, Rome, PROVIDENTIA-AVG, Providentia standing left, #1
avers: IMP-CAES-M-ANT-GORDIANVS-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers: PROVIDENTIA-AVG, Providentia standing left with scepter and globe.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,55g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 238 A.D.(4th. Issue), ref: RIC IV-III-004, p-, RSC-302,
Q-001
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Severus II as Caesar Follis62 viewsRIC VI 660 Trier
26 mm x 28 mm, 10.51 gm
F L VAL SEVERVS NOB CAES, laureate & cuirassed bust right
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI S-F, Genius standing left, tower on head & holding patera & cornucopiae,
PTR in ex.
Same dies as Roma Numis. Auction III (03-31-12), Lot 544
(Thanks to Dane/Helvetica for a correction in the description!)
Scarce
1 commentsMark Z
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Trajan Denarius - Sol (RIC II 326)62 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 112-117 AD
3.32g

Obv: Laureate and draped bust of Trajan (R).

Rev: Radiate and draped head of SOL (R)

PARTHICO P M TRP COS VI PP SPQR

RIC II 326 RSC 188
4 commentsKained but Able
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, Emmet 3986, Alexandria, Eirene/Pax, L-Δ left at foot (year 4),62 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, Emmet 3986, Alexandria, Eirene/Pax, L-Δ left at foot (year 4),
avers: A-K-M-AVP-ΠPOBOC-CEB, Laureated, curiassed bust right.
revers: Eirene/Pax standing left holding olive branch and sceptre, L-Δ left at foot.
exerg: LΔ/-//--, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight: 6,06g, axes: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date: 278-279 A.D., LΔ Year 4., ref: Emmet-3986, Milne 4551, Geissen-3139, Dattari-5530, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.19-p-339,
Q-001
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Trajan Hemidrachm - Zeus Ammon (Sear 1068)62 viewsAR Hemidrachm
Caesarea/Cyrenaica? 101-102 AD
1.83g

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R)
AYT KAIS NEP TPAIAN SEB GERM

Rev: Bust of ZEUS-AMMON (R) Bearded with Ram Horns.
DHMAPX EX UPAT G

Sear 1068 Metcalf, Cappadocia, p. 83 n. 1. Sydenham, Caesarea 178
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Constantius II, RIC VII 118, Heraclea62 viewsObv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Bust: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS
2 soldiers standing to either side of two standards.
Exe: (dot) SMHA
Date: 330-341 AD
Denom: Ae3
Rated "R2"
Bluefish
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Gratian AE 262 views4.5 g, 21.7 x 22.0 mm.

RIC 26a2 for Siscia. Minted 378-383 AD.

OBV.: Gratian right, DN GRATIANVS PF AVG.

REV.: Gratian raising kneeling turreted figure, REPARATIO REIPVB, BSISC in exergue.
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Maximinus Thrax sestertius62 viewsSesterce Maximin 1er
- Sesterce, Maximin 1er, 235-236 (Bronze) C.100 - RIC.67 - BMC/RE.27
Avers : Buste lauré, drapé et cuirassé de Maximin Ier ŕ droite vu de trois quarts en arričre (A*2) ; portrait B.
IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG.
Revers : Victoria (la Victoire), drapée et ailée, allant ŕ droite, brandissant une couronne de la main droite et tenant une palme de la main gauche. VICTO-RI-A AVG SC.
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1795 AE Halfpenny Token. Portsmouth, Hampshire.62 viewsObverse: IOHN HOWARD F.R.S. PHILANTHROPIST •. Bust of John Howard facing left.
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: “CURRENT EVERY WHERE ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦”
Diameter: 29mm
Dalton & Hamer: 57b

The dies for this token were likely engraved by Thomas Wyon and it was probably manufactured by Peter Kempson at his mint in Birmingham.
The Fitzwilliam Museum regards Liverpool as an alternative possibility for the place of issue.
These 18th century tokens are often generically referred to as “Conder” tokens, the name originating from James Conder, a linen draper from Tavern Street in Ipswich. Conder was an ardent collector of tokens and the author of the standard work on the subject until it was superseded by that of Atkins in 1892.

John Howard was born in Lower Clapton, London the son of a wealthy upholsterer. After the death of his father in 1742, he received a sizeable inheritance. Since he was wealthy and had no true vocation, in 1748 Howard left England and began to travel. However, while in Hanover he was captured by French privateers and imprisoned. It was this experience that made him consider the conditions in which prisoners were held.
In 1758 Howard returned to England and settled in Cardington, Bedfordshire. As a landowner he was philanthropic and enlightened, ensuring that his estate housing was of good standard and that the poor houses under his management were well run.
In 1773 he became High Sheriff of Bedfordshire. On his appointment he began a tour of English prisons which led to two Acts of Parliament in 1774, making gaolers salaried officers and setting standards of cleanliness.
In April 1777, Howard's sister died leaving him Ł15,000 and her house. He used this inheritance and the revenue from the sale of her house to further his work on prisons. In 1778 he was examined by the House of Commons, who were this time inquiring into prison ships, or “hulks”. Two days after giving evidence, he was again travelling Europe, beginning in the Dutch Republic.
His final journey took him into Eastern Europe and Russia. Whilst at Kherson, in what is now Ukraine, Howard contracted typhus on a prison visit and died. He was buried on the shores of the Black Sea in a walled field at Dophinovka (Stepanovka), Ukraine. Despite requesting a quiet funeral without pomp and ceremony, the event was elaborate and attended by the Prince of Moldovia.
Howard became the first civilian to be honoured with a statue in St Paul's Cathedral, London. A statue was also erected in Bedford, and another one in Kherson. John Howard's bust can still be seen as a feature in the architecture of a number of Victorian prisons across the UK.
*Alex
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German States. BAvaria. Maximillian IV, Joseph as elector 1799 - 1805. .3330 silver 6-Kreuzer.62 viewsGerman States. BAvaria. Maximillian IV, Joseph as elector 1799 - 1805. .3330 silver 6-Kreuzer. MAX.IOS.H.L.B.C.&, head right / crowned arms divides value and date.

KM 310 var.
oneill6217
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18262 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "VIRTVS AVGGG"
Mars stg right, leaning on shield, spear in hand
London mint
S/P//MLXXI
RIC 182
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Lampsakos, Mysia62 views390-330 BC
AR Trihemiobol (10mm, 1.32g)
O: Janiform female head, wearing tainia and earring.
R: Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet.
SNG France 1195; Sear 3893; BMC 15 83,43
1 commentsEnodia
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France. First Republic. Copper 12 Deniers LAN II 179362 viewsFrance. First Republic. Copper 12 Deniers LAN II 1793. REPUBLIQUE FRANCOISE LAN II / LIBERTE EGALITE, scales and laurel wreath

AA mintmark
KM 122a.1
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Attica, Athens. After 449 BC. AR Obol (0.63 gm)62 viewsAttica, Athens.
After 449 BC.
AR Obol (0.63 gm).
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: Owl standing right; olive sprig above.
SNG Copenhagen 53.
Porous, good fine.
1 commentsJericho
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Laureate bust right62 viewsSYRIA or SAMARIA (?). Uncertain mint. Titus or Domitian (?). Ć 23. 70s-80s A.D. Obv: Inscription illegible. Faint outline of imperial bust right; countermark on head. Rev: Worn smooth. Weight: 10.78 g. CM: Laureate bust right, in rectangular punch, 4.5 x 6 mm. Howgego 133 ? (17 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Roman Empire Provincial, Macrinus. AE 30. Nicopolis Ad Istrum.62 viewsMacrinus (217-218), Bronze,Moesia Inferior: Nicopolis ad Istrum, c. AD 217-218; AE (g 14,28; mm 30; h 1); AYT K M OΠEΛ - CEY MAKPINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust r., Rv. VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOY NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC / TPON, Athens standing r., holding spear and shield. Varbanov -; AMNG I, 1476. Green patina, extremely fine.3 commentsRuslan K
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Julia Domna Stobi #162 viewsAE 24, 196-211 AD
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bare, draped bust right.
Rev:MVNICI STOBEN, Nike facing, wings spread, holding wreath and palm, wheel at her feet.
24mm, 6.2gm
Moushmov 6544.
1 commentsJerome Holderman
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Septimius Severus, RIC 97, Rome62 viewsObv: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII
Bust: Laureate Head right
Rev: HERCVLI DEFENS
Hercules standing right holding club on ground in right hand and bow in left, lionskin over left arm.
Date: 9 Apr 193 - 4 Feb 211 AD
Denom: Denarius
RIC 97, S 6284

Purchased from Forvm
1 commentsBluefish
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Lydia, Sardeis, Gordian III62 viewsSardes, Lydia, AE24. AUT KAIC M ANT GORDIANOC, Laureate, draped bust right / EPI ROUFEINOU CARDIANWN B NEWKORWN around wreath containing bucranium and torch.

BMC 189, SNG Copenhagen 536, SNG Tuebingen 3824.
2 commentsSkySoldier
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Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Glass Bottle, Late 2nd - 4th Century A.D.62 viewsOlive-green bottle; Isings Form 102a, cf. Ontario Museum 209
12.7 cm (5") tall
Choice, clear olive-green, cylindrical body widening slightly from shoulder to base,
flat shoulder, cylindrical short neck, flared rim
intact with some cracks, attractive weathering
Ex: FORVM, Alex Malloy Collection
(Notes and Picture from FORVM website)
3 commentsMark Z
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Vespasian RIC-68562 viewsAR Denarius, 3.40g
Rome mint, 74 AD
RIC 685 (R), BMC p. 27*, RSC 386
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESP AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, right.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM; Vespasian, seated right on curule chair, with sceptre and branch

This coin is considered rare by the RIC and it was a bit difficult for me to find a nice example. A type which commemorates Vespasian as head of the state religion.

Good specimen in average condition.
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Eukratides62 viewsEukratides Tetradrachm
36 mm 16.45 gm
Helmeted head of Eukratides right
The Dioscuri prancing right
1 commentsKoffy
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crw 183/1 . Roman Republic, Anonymous Ć As. 169-158 BC.62 viewsRoman Republic, Anonymous Ć As. 169-158 BC.
31mm, 29.31g. Rome mint.
Obverse:Laureate head of bearded Janus; I (mark of value) above .
Reverse:Prow of galley right; above, she-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; I (mark of value) to right.
Crawford 183/1.
Ex UBS 59, lot 6123 (January 2004) . Ex RBW Collection. Ex JHE .
1 commentsVladislav D
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TROAS, Birytis62 viewsTROAS, Birytis. Circa 350-300 BC. Ć 11mm. Head of Kabeiros left, wearing pileos; two stars above / Club within wreath. SNG München -; SNG Copenhagen 249.2 commentsMolinari
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AE-very-thin Application, Single sided, #1and #262 viewsAE-very-thin Application, Single sided, #1and #2
avers:- Soldier riding right, holding shield and spear, spearing animal,
revers:- negativ pictures,
Q-001, Q-002,
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Roman ??? AE object #00162 viewsRoman ??? AE object #001
type: Roman ??? AE object,
size: 55x38,5x4,5mm,
weight: 22,58g,
date: A.D.,
ref: ???,
distribution: ???,
Q-001
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37-41 AD - AGRIPPA memorial AE dupondius - struck under Caligula (by RIC)62 viewsobv: M AGRIPPA LF COS III (head left wearing rostral crown)(with Vespasian countermark)
rev: - / S.C. (Neptune holding small dolphin in right hand & vertical trident in left)
ref: RIC58(Gaius), BMC(Tib)161
10.51gms, 28mm
Rare with this cmk

The capricorn originally a sign related to Augustus, it became a symbol of Vespasian' reign also. This countermark often attributed to Vespasian during the civil war, mostly found on eastern provincial coins. A similiar countermark exists on regular roman coinage from Claudius, likely applied in the balkan region. The emblem beneath could be variously interpreted as a plough or a globe with ships rudder, or maybe instrument. This Agrippa coin with Vespasian cmk was found in the balkan region, too. Top of the picture is the original counterstamp-mint.
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Alexander III the Great, Silver Drachm, c.323 BC, Macedonian Kingdom, Colophon Mint. 62 views
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion-skin headdress
ALEXANDROU
Zeus seated left, his right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left

Grain in left field, spear head in right field behind name 18mm,4.27g
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great AR Tetradrachm62 viewsAmphipolis mint (315-294 BC).
Price 481
1 commentsMinos
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021 Andras II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), AR-Obulus, U-186, #0362 views021 Andras II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), AR-Obulus, U-186, #03
avers: Crowned head facing, in pointed arch between two towers, border of dots.
revers: Cross with stars in the angles, border of dots.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 12,1 mm, weight: 0,46g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-186, CHN-1-220, Huszar-260,
Q-003
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BYZANTINE, Andronicus II and Michael IX 1295-1320 Constantinople62 viewsObv: Emperors with Labarum
Rev: Patriarchal Cross Between Bs
Sear 2451
Laetvs
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94-21 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)62 viewsAE Minimus? (Pequeńo módulo) 14 x 13 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "[DIVO CLAVDIO]" - Cabeza radiada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[CONSE]CRATIO" - Aguila parada de frente con su cabeza hacia la derecha y sus alas extendidas.

IMITACIÓN ITALIANA, Después de la revuelta de Mont Caelius (Una de las 7 colinas de Roma, hoy Celio) de Roma en 271 D.C., los monetarios de la ciudad perdieron su estatus de monetarios oficiales, sin embargo continuaron acuńando moneda, indudablemente en Italia del norte, así pasaron a ser simples falsificadores.

Acuńada después de 271 D.C.
Ceca: No oficial

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte I #266 Pag.234 - Sear RCTV (1988) #3227 -Cohen Vol.VI #41 Pag.134 - DVM #44/2 Pag.256 - Nor.#1115 - Göbl#98 mOa
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A107-02 - DIOCLECIANO (284 - 305 D.C.)62 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 x 21 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "IOVI CONSERVAT" - Júpiter desnudo de pié a izquierda, el manto colgando de su hombro izquierdo, portando un rayo en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y un largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda, protegiendo a una pequeńa figura del Emperador ubicada a sus piés a izquierda. "QXXIT" en el exergo

Acuńada 285 D.C.
Ceca: Ticinum (Off. 4ta.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte II #220 Pag.243 - Cohen Vol.VI #206 Pag.436 - DVM #26 Pag.276
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 629, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Sow) 62 viewsĆ Sestertius (25.9g, Ř32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: S C (in ex.), Sow standing under holm-oak, suckling seven young, an eighth to right.
RIC 629 (S), Cohen 775, BMC 1298, Strack 870; Banti 385 (11 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4226
ex CNG list sale 74; ex CNG list sale 69; ex Tony Hardy collection.

This is part of a series that was minted to commemorate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Rome (April 21, A.D. 147). A white sow nursing thirty piglets, was a good omen for Aeneas to found a settlement on that site, which became the town of Lanuvium, the precursor to Rome. See also Scrofa
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137-161 AD - Antoninus Pius - RIC III 969 var - TR POT XX COS IIII S C62 viewsEmperor: Antoninus Pius (r. 137-161 AD)
Date: 156-157 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Dupondis

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II
Emperor Antoninus Pius Father of the Country Second Imperatorial Acclamation
Bust left; radiate

Reverse: TR POT XX COS IIII S C
Tribune Twentieth Term Consul Fourth Term; Minted by Senatorial Decree
Annona standing right, foot on prow, holding rudder on globe and modius.

Rome mint
Strack, Antoninus Pius 1128; var. RIC III 969
11.63g; 24.6mm; 15°
Pep
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ANNAM - An Phap62 viewsANNAM - An Phap (1414-1428) AE 1 Van. Hartill #25.9dpaul7
Aquilea_RIC_VII_099,_142_Crispus_AE-3-Follis_CRISPVS-NOB-CAES-5b-B4_CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM-VOT-dot-X_dotAQSdot_p404_R3_321-AD_Q-001_7h_18,5-19mm_2,42gx-s.jpg
142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Aquilea, RIC VII 099, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•AQS•, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X, R3!!!62 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Aquilea, RIC VII 099, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•AQS•, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X, R3!!!
avers:- CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, 5b, B4, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, Wreath VOT/•/ X with in.
exergo: -/-//•AQS•, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 2,42g, axis: 7h,
mint: Aquilea, date: 321 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-099, p-404, 2nd. off., R3!!!
Q-001
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Achaea. Attica, Athens. Pseudo-autonomous AE2262 viewsObv: Bust of Athena r. wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis.
Rev: AΘH NA IΩN Bucranium bound by wreath.
Time of Hadrian and the Antonines.
BMC 810.
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T- ???, RIC V-I 223var, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, GENIVS ILLVR, */-//T, Genius standing left,62 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T- ???, RIC V-I 223var, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, GENIVS ILLVR, */-//T, Genius standing left,
avers:- IMP-AVRELIANVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1)
revers:- GENIVS-ILLVR, Genius standing left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand; on ground to right, standard. (Genius 1)
exerg: */-//T, diameter: 20-21mm, weight: 3,46g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, iss-2, Ph-1, off-3, date: 270 A.D., ref: T-??? (Estiot), RIC V-I 223var,
Q-001
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AR-No.ZTR 102/LN1-C (AY)62 viewsPhoenicia, Arados 158-157 B.C

AE 16.32mm (Thickness 2.98mm), weight 4.37g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.

Reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician control letters lamedh (L) and nun (N) above, Aradain era date 102 below.
Martin R
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Caligula AE Medallion62 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG GERMANIC IMP P M TR P COS - Laureate bust right.
Rev: CN ATEL FLAC CN POM FLAC II VIR QVINC / SAL - AVG - Bust of Salus r.
Mint: Carthago Nova
Weight: 18.75g
Ref: Cohen 2
1 commentsoa
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Kuprilli Electrum Hekte62 viewsObv: Forepart of roaring lion right confronting forepart of stag left.
Rev: KO-PRL-LE - Trieskeles.
Weight: 2.20g
Ref: Help please
oa
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Bactrian Kingdom, Apollodotos I, 174 - 160 B.C.62 viewsSilver square drachm; (Bop.4a, Mitchner 207f, SNG ANS 303); 165 -160 B.C. Weight 2.3 g., Max side measurment 16.57 mm., Obv. ΣΩTHPOΣ AΠOΛΛOΔOTOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ around, Elephant stg. r., AV monogram below; Rev. Karosthi legend around, Zebu bull stg. r., A below;. Toned with light encrustation. 4 commentsSteve E
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Baduila - Rome - 2 or 2 1/2 nummi62 viewsBaduila (-552), Ostrogothic king (541-552). Ć 2 or 2˝ Nummi (10 mm, 0.82 g), minted in Rome 550-552. Obverse: frontal bust with helmet, DN BA-DVIL. Reverse: lion advancing right within wreath. Metlich 99.

The type with a lion on the reverse copies the preceeding denarius (MIBE 232) from the Rome mint, which may have been introduced by the Roman general Belisarius in connection with the ludi saeculares of the city in 547; the 1300th anniversary of Rome's foundation. The type was continued to be used after Baduila captured Rome in January 550 and it may be related to the circus games that he is known to have presented in the city.
Jan (jbc)
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Barbarous Imitation, AE-3, VICTORIA LAETAE PRINC PERP type, #0562 viewsBarbarous Imitation, AE-3, VICTORIA LAETAE PRINC PERP type, #05
avers:- Confusing text, Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Confusing text, Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding shield reading VOT/PR on cippus.
exerg: -/-// I S, diameter: 15-17mm, weight:2,27g, axis: h,
mint: Siscia, date: , ref: ,
Q-005
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German States, Bavaria. Maximillian V, King Maximillan I, Joseph of Bavaria 1806 - 1825 copper pfennig 1810.62 viewsGerman States, Bavaria. Maximillian V, King Maximillan I, Joseph of Bavaria 1806 - 1825 copper pfennig 1810. Crowned arms / value and date.

KM 341
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Sword Belt Plates 3rd-4th century AD.62 viewsA belt plate on the left and hanger plate on the right. The eyelet design is found, according to Roman Military Equipment 2nd edition, on belts which also have the propeller stiffeners. A near parallel to the left hand plate is found in the Dura Europos report, volume 7, dated circa 200-250 AD with others cited from Romania.otlichnik
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Sword Belt Plates 2nd-3rd century AD.62 viewsTwo sword belt (cingulum) plates circa 2nd-3rd century AD. Parallels for the top example can be found in the Dura Europos report, volume7, figure 38, #85 and at the Carnuntum Museum in Bad Altenbach. A parallel for the lower example can be found in the Dura Europos report, volume 7, figure 38, #84. The centre portions may have been blank revealing the belt fabric or may have contained an enamel insert. otlichnik
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P3. Commodus62 viewsObv: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT
Laureate head, right.
Rev: P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P
Naked Genius or Bonus Eventus standing left, sacrificing from patera and holding corn ears.
Denarius, 3 gm, 16.3 mm, RIC 167
Massanutten
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P5. Diocletian, Copper Follis62 viewsObv: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
Laureate head right.
Rev: GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
Genius standing left.
8.4 gm, 23 mm, Exergue: KB
Comment: I bought this one dirty with enough showing that I could use it as a quick filler 'til something nice came along. I was having my usual problems with RIC VI and posted the coin here on Forum for a little help. When I was advised that the coin was a cast fake I nearly fell over. I had been focused on the ID and had completely ignored the coin itself!!!! Lesson learned #4: If you think people are not selling fake $3 common coins.....think again!!
Massanutten
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H1. Tiberius, Common for his reign from 14 to 37 AD.62 viewsObv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head, right.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM
Seated female (Livia?) right, holding sceptre and branch.
Denarius 3.1 gm 18.5 mm RIC 26
ex-Berk
Comment: Commonly associated with the Tribute Penny from the New Testament.
1 commentsMassanutten
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M1. Parium, Mysia (Tiberius)62 viewsObv: TI AVG
Bare bust, right.
Rev: Anepigraphic
Two colonists plowing with two oxen.
Ae 4.3 gm 17 mm 15-34 AD Sear (GIC) 268
Comment: Reverse commonly symbolizes the establishment of a city perimeter.
2 commentsMassanutten
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2f. Maximian - Abdication Issue62 viewsFollis, 7.9 gm, 26.9 mm
Obv: D N MAXIMIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG
Laureate bust right in imperial mantle holding olive branch and mappa.
Rev: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
Providentia extending hand to Quies holding downward branch and leaning on scepter.
Minted 305-306 at Serdica, mm: Γ/S/•SM•SD•/F RIC 15b.
Comment: End dot in exergue clogged.
2 commentsMassanutten
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Justinian I62 viewsAE follis. Justinian the Great , Carthage Mint, D N IVSTINI ANVS P P AVG Facing, cuirassed bust, cross to right, holding globe with cross. / Large M, ANNO XIIII at sides, + above, S below, CAR in exergue.
Sear 261

1 commentsTanit
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My favorite Caligula62 viewsGaius Caligula AE As. Struck 37-8 AD. C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left .
VESTA above, S C across field, Vesta seated left, holding patera and sceptre. Cohen 27.
2 commentsBritanikus
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Caracalla 198-217 denarius62 viewsOb. ANTONINUS PIVS AVG GERM Head right
Rev. P.M.TR.P.XVII.COS.IIII.P.P. Apollo seated left resting hand on lyre
Ref. Sear 1835
Year 214AD

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

-:Bacchus:-
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Caracalla - denarius RIC 1162 viewsCaracalla as Caesar. Silver denarius. Rome mint, 198 AD, 3.25g; obverse: M AVR ANTON CAES PONTIF, draped bust right; reverse: MARTI VLTORI, Mars advancing right holding spear and trophy across shoulder. RIC 11.Priscian
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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus "Caracalla," 198 - 217 AD62 viewsObv: AV K M AV ANTΩNINO, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Caracalla facing right.

Rev: VN AVP ГAΛΛOV NIKOΠOΛITΩ around, ΠPOC ICTP in exergue, Tyche standing left, holding a rudder set on a globe and a cornucopia.

Legate: Aurelius Gallus

Ć 28, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior

11.6 grams, 25.97 mm, 225°

Varbanov I 3077a
SPQR Coins
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Caracalla, AE 27 Tetrassaria62 viewsIM C M AVRE ANTONINVS
Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed, right, seen from behind
[MVNI] STOBEN
Hades carrying away Persephone in galloping quadriga, right
Cohen IV 725, Gaebler AMNG 12, NBRM 36
Josifovski 291, same dies (V13, R14)
Kuzmanovic Collection 1040
1 commentswhitetd49
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Caracalla, AE 24 Diassaria62 viewsM AVREL ANTONIN
Bust laureate, right
MVNI STOB
Nike standing facing, head left, holding wreath and cornucopia.
V84, unlisted reverse. Reverse type not in Josifovski. This obverse die linked to V30 and V99.
Kuzmanovic Collection 903
3 commentswhitetd49
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Julius Caesar. ca. 46 BC. Silver denarius62 viewsSilver denarius. Date : ca. 46 BC.

Reference : Sear-1402.

Size : 15.6 x 16.5 mm. Weight : 3.94 grams.

Grade : aVF.

Obverse : Diademed head of Venus right.

Reverse : Aeneas striding left, holding the Palladium and carrying his father on his soulder, with CAESAR to the right.
3 commentsAdrian S
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Celtic AR-fouree-Drachm, 62 viewsCeltic AR-fouree-Drachm,
avers:- Laur-Zeus-head-right,
revers:- Horse trotting left, circle above, curved rectangle below,
diameter: 14mm
weight: 2,14g
mint:
date: Second-first century BC.
ref: Göbl-xx, Göbl-OTA-xx, Kostial-xx,
Q-001
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Merinid Dobla62 viewsAbu-Yahya Abu Bakr (642-656 H / 1244-1258) - Dinar - no mint - no date - 4.60 g

Obverse Central square
al-wahid allah / muhammad rasul allah / wa’l-qur‘an kalam allah / fas
“the one is God, Muhammad is the messenger of God, and the Qur‘an is the word of God”

Marginal segments
at 12:00 bism allah al-rahman al-rahim, at 9:00 salla allah ‘ala sayyidna muhammad, at 6:00 wa ilahukum ilah wahid, at 3:00 la illa allahu al-rahman al-rahim
“in the name of God the Merciful, the Compassionate, may God’s blessing be upon Muhammad, your God is a single God, no god except Him the Merciful the Compassionate”

Reverse Central square

al-shukr lillah / wa’l-minna lilla / wa’l-hawl wa’l-quwwa billah
“thanks be to God, grace be to God, and power and strength be to God”

Margin
At 12:00: huwwa al-awwal wa’l-akhir, at 9:00: wa’l-zahir wa’l-batin, at 6:00: wa huwwa bi-kull, at 3:00: shay’ alim
“He is the First and the Last, the Most High and the Most Near, and He has full knowledge of all things”
Sura 57 (al-Hadid), verse 3


For these interesting notes thanks to http://www.davidmus.dk

1 commentsCaffaro
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ENGLAND - Charles II62 viewsENGLAND - Charles II (1660-1685) Maundy 3-Pence. AR. No date (1660-1662). Reference: KM #282, Spink #3385.dpaul7
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Cherronessos Hemidrachm62 viewsCherronessos Hemidrachm Lion/Pellet and Grain ear within quadripartite incuse square.

Ex Agora
1 commentsAdrian S
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Chile62 viewsKm218.1 - 10 Pesos - 1986 - (1981-1987)
Km228.2 - 10 pesos - 1995 - (1990-2008)
Km219.1 - 50 pesos - 1981 - (1981-1987)
Km226.2 - 100 Pesos - 1989 - (1988-1999)
Km236 - 100 Pesos - 2006 - (2001-2008)
Km235 - 500 Pesos - 2003 - (2000-2003)
Km197 - 1 Escudo - 1971 - (1971-1972)
Daniel F
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Chinese Charm with coin inscription from Later Zhou Dynasty 951 - 960 A.D.62 viewsCast Bronze Chinese Charm, Weight 8.8g, Max diameter 26.8mm, Obv. 周 元通宝 zhou yuan tong bao "Zhou First Currency", Rev. Dragon on left, Warrior with sword on right (depicting "Zhou Chu killing the dragon"), Rich brown patina.

Background info courtsey Primaltrek.com

In addition to official coinage, China also has a long history of producing "coin-like" charms, amulets and talismans.

Coins, as a form of money, represent power. Coin-shaped charms are, therefore, a very compact form of power. They are filled with symbolism and are believed by the multitude of Chinese to have vast powers.

Cast throughout the centuries, these ancient charms, informally referred to by the Chinese as "ya sheng coins" (压胜钱), "flower coins" (huaqian 花钱) or "play coins" (wanqian 玩钱), were not used as money but rather to suppress evil spirits, bring "good luck", "good fortune" and to avert misfortune.

For the most part, all these old charms,...were privately cast and their quantities and dates are almost impossible to determine. Nevertheless, they serve as important cultural artifacts from the life of the common Chinese throughout the centuries.

Emperor Shizong did cast coins in earnest beginning in 955 AD, the second year of his Xiande (显德) reign, with the inscription zhou yuan tong bao (周 元通宝). To obtain the copper to make the coins, Emperor Shizong ordered the confiscation of bronze statues from 3,336 Buddhist temples. He also mandated that citizens turn in to the government all bronze utensils with the exception of bronze mirrors.

Zhou yuan tong bao coins are very well made and still exist in large quantities. Because the coins were made from Buddhist statues, they are considered to have special powers. For example, it was believed that the zhou yuan tong bao coin could cure malaria and help women going through a difficult labor.

Because of the common belief that the coin has special powers, the zhou yuan tong bao became very popular as the basis for charms and amulets. There are many charms with the inscription zhou yuan tong bao on the obverse and a dragon and phoenix on the reverse. Images of the Buddha, zodiac animals, and other auspicious objects can also be found on the reverse sides of zhou yuan tong bao charms.

The theme of this charm is "Zhou Chu killing the dragon".

A folk story about Zhou Chu appeared in the 430AD book "A New Account of the Tales of the World" and proved to be very popular. The story claims that Zhou Chu was such a hot-headed bully in his younger days that he was called one of the "Three Scourges" by the villagers in his hometown (in today's Yixing), along with a dragon and a tiger. Upon hearing the term, Zhou Chu went on to kill the tiger and the dragon. After he and the dragon disappeared for 3 days fighting in Lake Tai, the villagers celebrated wildly, just when Zhou Chu returned with the dragon's head. That was when he realized that he was the last scourge that the villagers feared. Determined to mend his old ways, he sought out Eastern Wu generals Lu Ji and Lu Yun, and received encouragement. Eventually he became an accomplished general beloved by his people~Wikipedia
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Diocletian Coded - B with O - Siscia - RIC 263var62 viewsIMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG (1); CONSERVATOR AVGG; Radiate & cuirassed bust right (F); Jupiter on the right standing left and Diocletian on the left standng right facing each other, each sacrificing from patera, over a tripod type alter; with B in right field and XXIO in ex.cscoppa
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Anonymous Class H, time of Michael VII62 viewsAnonymous Class H, time of Michael VII
AE Follis
Ob: Nimbate bust of Christ facing, raising right hand in benediction
Rv: Patriarchal cross with globule and two pellets at each extremity, floral ornament in lower field
Minted 1071-1078 AD
7.30g / 24mm
Ref: Sear 1880
Scotvs Capitis
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Tauteval man hand axe - 150,000 to 250,000 years old62 viewsFound Le Vallonnet in the south of France - Tauteval man hand axe.
Dated at around 150,000 to 250,000 years old (very difficult to date) Dating done through patina (rock decay) thickness.
Made from flint resembling butterscotch.
Lower Palaeolithic around half a million years ago with stone tools and fossil remains of some of the oldest humans in Europe. The dating of these finds is not without its problems which, combined with the relatively small number of finds, makes interpretations of these earliest times very difficult and highly contentious. But, from Le Vallonnet in the south of France to the Somme River gravels in northern France, acheulian hand axes thought to be around a half a million years old provide evidence of the earliest habitation of France. In Africa these tools are associated with Homo Erectus, but there is no unequivocal fossil evidence of these early hominids in France. The earliest fossil remains come from Arago Cave in the south and are dated to about 450,000 years ago: the so-called Tauteval man. The remains from this cave represent a few individuals that appear to be ancestors of the Neanderthals.
lorry66
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Denarius. Clodivs Albinvs. Lvgdvnvm mint.62 viewsDenarius for C. Albinvs. Lvgdvnvm mint. 195-96 AD.
3.15 grs and 18 mm.
Obs. : draped bust right. Around : IMP CAES D CLO SEP ALB AVG R.
Rev. : hands joining and carrying a legionary eagle. Around : FIDES LEGION COS II.
RIC 20 b.
2 commentslabienus
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spain ID in progress62 views1 commentsJericho
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Sextus Pompey AE As62 viewsSextus Pompeius Magnus Pius, in English Sextus Pompey, was a Roman general from the late Republic (1st century BC). He was the last focus of opposition to the second triumvirate.

Sextus Pompeius was the youngest son of Pompey the Great (Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus) by his third wife, Mucia Tertia. His older brother was Gnaeus Pompeius, from the same mother. Both boys grew up in the shadow of their father, one of Rome's best generals and originally non-conservative politician who drifted to the more traditional faction when Julius Caesar became a threat.

When Caesar crossed the Rubicon in 49 BC, thus starting a civil war, Sextus' older brother Gnaeus followed their father in his escape to the East, as did most of the conservative senators. Sextus stayed in Rome in the care of his stepmother, Cornelia Metella. Pompey's army lost the battle of Pharsalus in 48 BC and Pompey himself had to run for his life. Cornelia and Sextus met him in the island of Mytilene and together they fled to Egypt. On the arrival, Sextus watched his father being killed by treachery on September 29 of the same year. After the murder, Cornelia returned to Rome, but in the following years Sextus joined the resistance against Caesar in the African provinces. Together with Metellus Scipio, Cato the younger, his brother Gnaeus and other senators, they prepared to oppose Caesar and his army to the end.

Caesar won the first battle at Thapsus in 46 BC against Metellus Scipio and Cato, who committed suicide. In 45 BC, Caesar managed to defeat the Pompeius brothers in the battle of Munda. Gnaeus Pompeius was executed, but young Sextus escaped once more, this time to Sicily.

Back in Rome, Julius Caesar was murdered on the Ides of March (March 15) 44 BC by a group of senators led by Cassius and Brutus. This incident did not lead to a return to normality, but provoked yet another civil war between Caesar's political heirs and his assassins. The second triumvirate was formed by Octavian, Mark Antony and Lepidus, with the intention of avenging Caesar and subduing all opposition. Sextus Pompeius in Sicily was certainly a rebellious man, but the Cassius and Brutus faction was the second triumvirate's first priority. Thus, with the whole island as his base, Sextus had the time and resources to develop an army and, even more importantly, a strong navy operated by Sicilian marines.

Brutus and Cassius lost the twin battles of Philippi and committed suicide in 42 BC. After this, the triumvirs turned their attentions to Sicily and Sextus.

But by this time, Sextus was prepared for strong resistance. In the following years, military confrontations failed to return a conclusive victory for either side and in 39 BC, Sextus and the triumvirs signed for peace in the Pact of Misenum. The reason for this peace treaty was the anticipated campaign against the Parthian Empire. Antony, the leader, needed all the legions he could get so it was useful to secure an armistice in the Sicilian front. The peace did not last for long. Octavian and Antony's frequent quarrels were a strong political motivation for resuming the war against Sextus. Octavian tried again to conquer Sicily, but he was defeated in the naval battle of Messina (37 BC) and again in August 36 BC. But by then, Octavian had Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, a very talented general, on his side. Only a month afterwards, Agrippa destroyed Sextus' navy off Naulochus cape. Sextus escaped to the East and, by abandoning Sicily, lost all his base of support.

Sextus Pompeius was caught in Miletus in 35 BC and executed without trial (an illegal act since Sextus was a Roman citizen) by order of Marcus Titius, Antony's minion. His violent death would be one of the weapons used by Octavian against Antony several years later, when the situation between the two became unbearable.

Sicilian Mint
Magn above laureate Janiform head
PIVS above, IMP below, prow of galley right
Sear RCV 348, RPC 671, Sydenham 1044a, Cohen 16
43-36 BC

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10 - 06 - Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788) 62 viewsPieza columnaria o de "Mundos y Mares"

1 Real de Plata ley 917
21 mm

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

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

Referencias: Krause SCWC C#10 Pag.180 - Maravedis.net #B-290-4
mdelvalle
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Commodus RIC III, 25162 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AR - denarius, 16.34mm, 2.49g
Rome, AD 192
obv. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL
Bearded head of Commodus, wearing lion-skin headdress
rev. HER - CVL / ROM - AN / AV - GV on both sides of
Hercules' club in oak-wreath
RIC III, 251; C.190; BMC 339
scarce, VF/VF, toned, on a small flan as usual, but nice portrait

This is one of the types showing Commodus as Hercules, sign of his madness.
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Struck A.D.332. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3/4 of Treveri (Trier). 62 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers standing either side of two standards; in exergue, TR•S.
RIC VII : 537
*Alex
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Siscia, RIC VIII 181, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/chi-ro//*ΓSIS*, VICTORIA AVG-G, Scarce!62 viewsSiscia, RIC VIII 181, 146 Constans (333-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-350 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/chi-ro//*ΓSIS*, VICTORIA AVG-G, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTAN-S-PF-AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIA-AVG-G, Victory advancing left, head right, holding a wreath in each hand, Chi-Rho in right field.
exerg: -/Chi-Rho//*ΓSIS*, diameter: 16-17mm, weight: 1,19g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 347 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 181, p-362,
Q-001
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Constantine I CONSTANTINI-ANA DAFNE RIC VII Constantinople 3562 viewsAE3, 20mm, 2.77g.

Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, Draped & rosette-diademmed bust R.

Reverse: CONSTANTINI-ANA DAFNE, Victory seated L on cippus, branch in each hand, looking R. Captive at foot, trophy behind. A in l field.

Exe Cons.

RIC VII 35, Constantinople, 328. R3.

Whoever designed this reverse deserves the all-time prize for sheer bad design!
Robert_Brenchley
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Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Heraclea 2862 viewsAE3, 21x19mm, 3.10g.

Obverse: CONSTA-NTINVS AVG, laureate and draped bust L holding mappa and sceptre.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, gate with 3 turrets, no door, 6 rows. Dot in R field.

Exe: SMHB (Heraclea, Officina 2).

RIC VII 28, 318-20, R1.

This example is interesting in that the silvering clogs detail such as the hair, suggesting that it was applied afer striking.
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Constantine I SOLI INVICTO COMITI RIC VII London 4662 viewsAE3, 20mm, 3.15g.

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS P AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: SOLI INVICTO COMITI, Sol standing L holding globe and raising hand.

Exe MLN.

RIC VII 46, 315-7, S
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145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 128, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSBVI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X in wreath, #162 views145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Thessalonica, RIC VII 128, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSBVI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X in wreath, #1
avers:- CONSTANTINVS-IVN-NOB-C, 7, B4l., Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
rever:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/X in wreath.
exergo: -/-//TSBVI, diameter: 17-19 mm, weight: 2,72g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 324 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-128-p-513, c3,
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Siscia, RIC VII 253, 145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/-//ESIS, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with one standard, R3!62 viewsSiscia, RIC VII 253, 145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), AE-3 Follis, -/-//ESIS, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with one standard, R3!
avers:- CONSTANTINVS-IVN-NOB-C-(7-B5), Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- GLORI-A-EXER-CITVS, Two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them.
exe: -/-//ESIS, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: 1,62g, axis: 7h,
mint: Siscia, date: 335-336 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-253, p-458, R3!
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062. Constantius II, 337-361AD. AE Centenionalis.62 viewsConstantius II. AE Centenionalis. Heraclea mint. 348-51CE.

Obv. Diademed, draped bust holding globe D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG.

Rev. Emperor in military dress standing left, holding standard with chi-rho on banner and resting left hand on shield, in front of Emperor are two captives standing FEL TEMP REPARATIO Exe: SMHA.

RIC VIII, 69 Scarce, 5.61g.

A beautiful bust, which it is possibly to recreate with only a bed sheet and a single Terry's Chocolate Orange
LordBest
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Constantine I RIC VII 21462 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS AVG
Laureate head right
Rev: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG
Camp gate with two
turrets and star above
ASIS double crescent in ex.
19 mm 2.5 gm
3 commentsOWL365
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CRISPUS VOT X lyons62 viewsFL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
Laureated, draped and cuirassed bust left
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM VOT / X in wreath
././PLGG
Lyons mint
RIC. VII, 216 r2
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CRISPUS She-wolf and twins on shield62 viewsIVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
cuirassed and laureated bust left , spear pointing forward, shield on left arm, She-wolf and twins on shield
BEATA TRAN - QVILLITAS VOT/IS/XX
STR
Treveri mint
RIC. VII, 308
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Visigoths in Hispania (Crusafont Group B)62 viewsVisigoths in Hispania, AE (14 mm, 0.93 g). Minted in Spali (Visigothic Seville). Obverse: facing head. Reverse: S-P for Spali around cross. Crusafont Group B.Jan (jbc)
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Azes II - AR tetradrachm - Indo-Scythian Kingdom, c.60BC - c.AD5 62 viewsObverse:
King on horseback riding right, holding whip - 'BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MAΓAΛOΥ AZOΥ'

Reverse:
Zeus/Poseidon standing right, trident in left over shoulder, right extended, monogram left, Kharosthi letter "SI"
- 'Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa' (in Kharosthi)

Ref: Mitchiner vol. 6, p. 541, type 828; Smithsonian 237; BMC 100
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Domitian RIC-34462 viewsAR Denarius, 3.20g
Rome mint, 85 AD (fifth issue)
RIC 344 (R2), BMC - , RSC 186
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P; Minerva stg. l., with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her side (M3)
Ex CNG E363, 11 November 2015, lot 319.

An extremely rare denarius from the fifth issue of 85. Coined shortly after Domitian reduced the fineness of the denarius by 5% to the old Neronian level after having raised it in 82 to the Augustan standard. RIC cites Paris and Oxford with examples of this type.

Struck on a large flan (21 mm!) in superb fine style.

4 commentsDavid Atherton
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Domitian RIC 5862 viewsAR Denarius, 3.24g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 58 (C), BMC 11, RSC 560
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Forvm Ancient Coins, March 2016. Ex Jyrki Muona Collection.

Domitian's devotion to his patron deity Minerva can be detected quite early in his reign on the coinage. This reverse design struck in late 81 would later become one of the standard four Minerva types he would repeat over and over again on the denarius.

In fine early veristic style and beautifully toned with rainbow highlights.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
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Domitian RIC-65662 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 88-89 AD
RIC 656 (R), BMC 147, RSC 246
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Solidus Numismatics, eBay, 17 June 2015.

Domitian did not take the consulship in 89, so this rare denarius is dated by TR P VIII between September 88 and September 89. The date can be further narrowed down by the 17th imperial acclamation. A military diploma dated 7 November, 88 records Domitian as IMP XVII, so this issue must have been struck briefly at the end of 88, perhaps just a month or so due to the rarity of the acclamation number on the denarii. Domitian's imperial acclamations were piling up fairly rapidly during this time period due to increased military activity along the Danube.

A solid denarius in fine style.
7 commentsDavid Atherton
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Domitian RIC-72862 viewsAR Denarius, 3.23g
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 728 (C3), BMC 187, RSC 273
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Acquired from Ancient Treasures, eBay, 7 June 2015.

The first issue of denarii in 92 was quite massive and certainly one of the largest of the reign. Domitian's military campaigns against the Suebi and Sarmatians during this time period may account in part for the heightened mint activity.

Competent craftsmanship which produced a neat and fine portrait.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
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Domitian RIC-730a62 viewsAR Denarius, 3.40g
Rome mint, 92 AD
RIC 730a (C3), BMC 189, RSC 274
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
Acquired from Wayne C. Phillips, January 2014.

The first issue of 92, of which this coin is from, was large indeed, certainly one of the largest of the reign. Ian Carradice conducted a die study of this issue and determined the mint was divided into officina based on the separate Minerva reverse types, much like it had been in 81-82, after an apparent hiatus.

Historical note: Domitian was campaigning against the Suebi and Sarmatians during 92, perhaps accounting for such a large issue.

A very common coin in uncommonly good style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton
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Domitian RIC-79062 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 95-96 AD
RIC 790 (C2), BMC 235, RSC 290
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. l., with spear (M4)
Acquired from C. J. Martin, August 2013.

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

A very sharp coin in hand.
1 commentsDavid Atherton
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Diadumenian, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Ister, AE2562 viewsAE25, 12 g.

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

ex AAH
areich
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Domitian(us) as caesar62 viewsDomitian, denarius.
RIC II 976 (Vespasian), RSC 30.
18 mm, 3.4 g
Obv. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right.
Rev. CERES AVGVST, Ceres standing left, holding corn-ears & long torch or sceptre.

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

Ceres appears on more flavian coins, for example my Vespasian coin (RIC 970). She looks exactly the same on that one. Therefore this coin is probably minted in the same period, which is 78-79 A.D.
Marsman
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Domitian, AR Denarius62 viewsMy collection contained only a Domitian denarius as Caesar. Now I can add this one - albeit banal, but in high quality.Optimus
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4 zhu ban liang stone mould62 viewsreign of Wu Di because of iron traces in the coins cavities (141-118 BC)

2 part of same moulds
leseullunique
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Elizabeth I sixpence, Seaby 256162 viewsElizabeth I sixpence, 1566 A.D. AR, 26mm 3.07g, Seaby 2561
O: ELIZABETH D G ANG FR ET HI REGINA, crowned bust of Elizabeth I left, rose behind, portcullis mintmark.
R: POSVI DEV ADIVTOREM MEV. Quartered royal arms over long cross fourchee.

*purchased for my wife's birthday...but I am cointing it in my collection ;)
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zoo62 viewsNervousRex
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Eion, AR trihemiobol62 viewsOptimus
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ENGLAND - George III62 viewsENGLAND - George III (1760-1820) silver Half Crown, 1817. Reference: KM #667.dpaul7
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Herennius Etruscus, as Augustus. AR Antoninianus. AD 251. Victory62 viewsImperial Rome, Herennius Etruscus, as Augustus. AD 251. AR Antoninianus. Rome. 3.45g. IMP C Q HER ETR MES DECIO AVG, his radiate, draped and cuirassed bust rt. / VICTORIA GERMANICA, Victory advancing rt., holding a wreath and palm. Coh. 41; RIC 154.

It took me 10 years to finally get one of these!
3 commentsFausta
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141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 205, -/-//•BSIS•, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, Scarce!62 views141 Fausta (290 -326 A.D.), AE-3 Follis, Siscia, RIC VII 205, -/-//•BSIS•, SPES REIPVBLICAE, Spes standing left, Scarce!
avers:- FLAV-MAX-FAVSTA-AVG, 13, A6, Draped bust right, with necklace.
revers:- SPES-REIP-VBLICAE, Spes standing left, holding baby in each arm.
exergo: -/-//•BSIS•, diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 3,10g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 326-27 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-205, p-450, Scarce!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AR denarius - struck after 141 AD62 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: AVGVSTA (Pietas standing left with raised hand, altar at foot left)
ref: RIC III 374 (Ant.Pius), RSC 124 (2frcs)
3.23gms, 17mm,
Scarce
berserker
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036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0382b (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRATIO, Ceres standing left,62 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0382b (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONSECRATIO, Ceres standing left,
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-FAV-STINA, Draped bust right.
revers:- CONSE-C-RATIO, Ceres standing left, holding right hand up in greeting and torch.
exerg: , diameter:17,5-18mm, weight: 3,09g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-382b (Antoninus Pius) p-72 , C-165a.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Roman Bow, Fan-tail Bow, Bojovic-typ-9-Tabl-XI-93, Fibula #07462 viewsRoman Bow, Fan-tail Bow, Bojovic-typ-9-Tabl-XI-93, Fibula #074
size: 32x15x14mm,
weight: 5,84g,
date: A.D.,
ref: Bojovic-typ-9-Tabl-XI-93
distribution:
Q-001
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TRANSYLVANIA - Gabriel Bathory62 viewsTransylvania - Prince Gabriel Bathori, Prince of Transylvania (1608-13), Voivode of Wallachia (1611).
Minted in Baia Mare/ Nagybánya; mintmark NB, silver groschen, 1612. Eagle with Bathory coat of arms;
Prince's Crown. KM #72.
dpaul7
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GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 267-268 AD (sole reign)62 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: LIBERO P CONS AVG (panther walking left), B in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 230, RSC 586 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
2.70gms, 21mm
Scarcer

Not too much coin appears so clear this type of animal.
The panther was the nurse of Bacchus in the mithology, this animal appears on coins as the companions of Bacchus (Liber). The natural history of the ancients ascribed to this animal a peculiar fondness for wine, and this liquor was one of the means said to have been employed to take them.
1 commentsberserker
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Mercury62 viewsOctavian, AR Denarius of Eastern Mint (?), B.C.32-31

Obv: Bare head of Octavian right
Rev: Naked Mercury seated on a rock, petasus hanging down his back, playing a lyre. CAESAR DIVI F

RIC.257 Sear RCV I 1550 RSC I 61 BMCRE.596 BMCRR East 236

In addition to Mercury's position as messenger of the gods and patron of merchants there was another belief about him that on occasion he was a cunning thief, and was thus the patron of thieves. One story relates how he stole some oxen from Apollo. Whilst in hiding he found a tortoise in a cave. From the shell and some strings drawn across it he invented the lyre. As he was playing it Apollo heard the sound and was so charmed by it that he allowed Mercury to keep the oxen, and the lyre was from then on was also associated with Apollo. However, with this coin here the petasus denotes that the lyre is being played by Mercury.
1 commentsnemesis
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Gordian III denarius62 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
laureate bust right

DIANA LVCIFERA
Diana standing right holding lighted torch in both hands

Rome
241-2 AD

Rare?

Sear 8673, RIC 127, RSC 69

Special issue for marriage of Gordian III and Sabinia Tranquillina
2 commentsJay GT4
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158 Gratianus (367-383 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, Siscia, RIC IX 31a1, -/-//ASISC, VOT/XV/MVLT/XX in wreath, Scarce !, #262 views158 Gratianus (367-383 A.D.), AE-4 Follis, Siscia, RIC IX 31a1, -/-//ASISC, VOT/XV/MVLT/XX in wreath, Scarce !, #2
avers:- DN-GRATIA-NVS-PF-AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VOT/XV/MVLT/XX, Wreath, legend within.
exerg: -/-//ASISC, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Siscia, date: 378-383 A.D., ref: RIC IX 31a1, p-152, Scarce !,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans
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Netherlands 1691 City of Groningen - Silver 6 Stuivers62 viewsNetherlands, Groningen 1691 - silver 6 stuivers.

obv: CONCORDIA RES PARVAE CRESCVNT - Knight on horseback with sword in the air.

rev: MO NO ARG CIV GRONINGAE - Coat of arms with two headed eagle inside, crown on top. '6 S' on either side. '1 6 9 1' above in crown.
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Maximianus Herculius AR Argenteus62 viewsMaximianus Herculius AR Argenteus. Carthage mint. 300 AD. MAXIMIANVS AVG, laureate bust right / XC -VI, surrounded by laurel wreath, dot placed centrally between two lines of legend. RIC 16a
VERY RARE - R2
EXTREMELY FINE

Ex. Th. Voltz Collection
Ex. Münzen & Medaillen AG Basel 81 (1995), 326.
Ex. Hess-Divo 2007
3 commentsTrajan
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Hadrian's Gate in Antalya #562 viewsHadrian's Gate in Antalya #5quadrans
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hadrian62 viewsBronze obol, BMC 839-840, SNG Cop 330, aVF, 5.20g, 24.5mm, 0o, Egypt, Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 126 - 28 Aug 127 A.D.; obverse AVT KAI T-PAIA ADPRIA CEB, laureate head right; reverse LENDE-KATOV (= regnal year 11 = 126/127 A.D.), Uraeus (cobra) erect, head right, crowned with horns and disc, enfolds stalk of grain and sistrum (musical rattle); rare2 commentssalem
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Hadrian Denarius62 viewsHadrian

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

RIC 310, RSC 991, BMC 862, Sear 3508
marcvs_traianvs
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III-HADRIANUS -a- Denar RIC II/002 (c)62 viewsA) IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

R) PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F PM TRP COS PP
Traianus, standing on the right side, presents globe to Hadrianus

Weight:3,3g; Ř: 19mm; Reference: RIC II/2c; ROME mint; struck 117

2 commentssulcipius
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Herennius Etruscus RIC IV, 14362 viewsHerennius Etruscus AD 250-251, son of Trajan Decius
AR - Antoninian, 4.32g, 21mm
Rome 6. officin, Jan.-Dec. 250
obv. Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C
bust draped, radiate r.
rev. PIETAS AVGVSTORVM
priestley implement
RIC IV/3, 143; C.14
Scarce; good VF, mint luster

Priestly implement from l. to r.:
1. ASPERGILLUM, a whisk for sprinkling holy water. Word not used in ancient authors!
2. SIMPUVIUM, an earthen ladle, Symbol of the PONTIFICES of Rome. Often called incorrectly Simpulum!
3. GUTTURNIUM, a narrow-necked jug for small quantities of liquids
4. PATERA, a shallow bowl for pouring liquids, grain or salt upon the fire or victims. In the early times symbol of the VI VIRI EPULONES, then used by many emperors or deities without a special meaning.
5. LITUUS, a curved staff, top hooked. With this staff the AUGURES marked out the 'templum', the area to undertake observations of birds. Origin of the Bishop's Staff.
1 commentsJochen
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CILICIAN ARMENIA - Hetoum I & Zabel62 viewsCILICIAN ARMENIA - Hetoum I & Zabel (1226-1270) AR Tram. Obv: Lion right/Rev.: Queen & king standing on either side of patriarchal cross. dpaul7
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GREEK62 viewsAR tetrobol. Histiaia (Euboia) c. 196-146 BC. 2,41 grs. Head of the nymph Histaia right wearing earring s and necklace / Nymph seated right on stern of galley. Star before foot . IΣTIAIEΩN.
BCD -. SNG Copenhagen -.
1 commentsbenito
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Extremely rare! Gold 1/2 fanam (1/4 rupee in gold), Shah Alam II (1759-1806) as "Shahi Gohar Alam", mintless type, Mughal Empire62 viewsExtremely rare! Gold 1/2 fanam (1/4 rupee in gold), Shah Alam II (1759-1806) as "Shahi Gohar Alam", mintless type, Mughal Empire

Notes: Persian inscription divided with a line: Shah Gohari / Alam * and date ((11)83=1768 AD) / Blank. Mintless type. 7mm, 0.18 grams. Herrli "Gold Fanams" - (listed for a fanam as #8.08.05, mentioned as existing for 1/2 fanam but not illustrated (same die as this half fanam?)).

"Gohar Shah" was the title Shah Alam II used as a Prince (also, the Marathas sometimes struck coins giving this name to Shah Alam II). Herrli could not find an example with a readable word in the second line ("Alam") and reported it as "unread text" - this word is very clear on this coin, completing the reading of the inscriptions on this type.

Gold fanams (weighing 0.36 grams and equal to 1/32nd of a mohur or 1/2 rupee in gold) in the name of various Mughal Emperors are perhaps the most obscure Mughal coins, poorly studied and mostly unlisted in various catalogues. They were issued in various mints, but are often difficult to attribute because of the mint is not readable or absent. This difficulty in attribution is evident from the fact that these coins were attributed to different States, dynasties, people and governors by various scholars.

Half-fanams (weighing about 0.17-0.18 grams and equal to 1/64th mohur or 1/4 rupee in gold) are much more rare and more obscure than the whole fanams. They are unpublished in all catalogues, but were recently mentioned by Herrli in "Gold fanams" for the first time, though not illustrated. These 1/2 fanams were struck from the same dies as the whole fanams, but are much scarcer and extremely difficult to find.
Antonio Protti
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082 Hostilian (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 181d, Rome, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar, Scarce!,62 views082 Hostilian (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 181d, Rome, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar, Scarce!,
avers:- C-VALENS-HOSTIL-MES-QVINTVS-N-C, radiate, draped bust right,
revers:- PRINCIPI-IVVENTVTIS, Hostilian standing left, holding spear & standard.
exe: ,diameter: 20 mm, weight: 3,56 g, axis: 6 h,
mint: Rome, date: 251 A.D., ref: RIC-181d , p-144 ,C-34, Scarce,
Q-001
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Huszár 400, Unger 310, RĂ©thy I 35062 viewsHungary. Anonymous Vienna denar (possibly Ladislaus IV (László, in Hun.) (1272-1290), per Unger; or Béla IV (1235-1270), per Rádóczy and Nagy). AR denar, 13-14 mm.

Obv: Agnus Dei facing left with cross-banner.

Rev: Hebrew letter ט (tet) in floral wreath.

Huszár wrote that “t cannot be determined under which ruler th[is] w[as] minted” (Huszár 1977). However, Rádóczy and Nagy determined that coins bearing the Hebrew letter ט (tet) were issued by Teka, who was a kammergraf in 1232 under András II (András, in Hun.) (1205-1235) and 1235-1245 under Béla IV (1235-1270 (per Friedenberg; also per Pohl). They attributed it to Béla IV (per Friedenberg).

“[F]oreign influence spread to contemporary Hungarian coinage from the Vienna denars, a collective term applied to the coins issued by Austrian princes beginning with the end of the 12th century through various mints. Such coins appeared as commercial currency in large quantities all over Hungary in the course of the 13th century . . . [T]he types virtually vied vied with the fantastic animal shapes of contemporary sculpture . . . Of these motifs, that of the Agnus Dei enjoyed particular favour in contemporary Romanesque sculpture.” (Huszár (1963) at 12).

Huszár rarity rating R1.
Stkp
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Bull - Gallienus62 viewsObverse:- GALLIENVSAVG, Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- SOLICONSAVG, Bull standing right
Exergue:- XI
(purchased from the FORVM shop)
nogoodnicksleft
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016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-085, #0362 views016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-085, #03
avers:- Three lines and two dots between two crosses, crescent containing dot between two crescents above and below; border of dots.
revers:- Double arch on line amongst three dots; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 13mm, weight: 0,24 g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-085, CHN-1-157, Huszar-171,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-003
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016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-082v, #0162 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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021 Andras II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), AR-Obulus, U-161, #0262 views021 Andras II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), AR-Obulus, U-161, #02
avers: Crescent between two heads with their back to each other, tower between two dots above, Hebrew letter (???) below; line border.
revers: Leopard advancing left, tree above, rosette to left, Hebrew letter (teth) to right, line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 10,5 mm, weight: 0,24 g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-161, CHN-1-227, Huszar-267,
Q-002
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013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-048, #0262 views013 Bela II., (Bela-II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-048, #02
avers:- Cross in frame of four crescents and crosses, dots in the angles; border of dots.
revers:- Lines in place of the legend; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 11mm, weight: 0,17g, axis: - h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-048, CHN-1-074, Huszar-089, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
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014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-067, #0362 views014 Geza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-067, #03
avers:- Three lines with crosses at the ends and four crosses, two dots on each side; border of dots.
revers:- Cross with circles at the ends, dots in the angles; border of line.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-067, CHN-1-160, Huszar-180,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-003
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Domitian as Caesar RIC T9962 viewsAR Denarius, 3.10g
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC T99 (R), BMC T83, RSC 380a
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS; Vesta, std. l., with palladium and sceptre
Acquired from Artifact Man, February 2016.

The Vesta type was struck for Domitian Caesar with him as COS VI in 79 under Vespasian and COS VII in 80 under Titus. This denarius bears the COS VII dating and is much rarer than the common COS VI. Perhaps the window of time these rare COS VII Vesta denarii were struck was quite small because a whole new set of reverse designs were soon employed for him later in the year after Vespasian's deification (the DIVI F issue).

A fine denarius with dark toning.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
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Caracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D.62 viewsCaracalla Caesarea Maritima mint 198-217 A.D. 25mm
O:Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:Tyche-Astarte standing left, right foot on river-god to right , holding small bust and scepter; all within central arch of tetrastyle temple façade; two small Nikai between columns Kadman 67
1 commentsMaritima
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62 views1 commentsRugser
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Ayyubids of Aleppo62 viewsSyria, Ayyubids of Aleppo, al-Zahir Ghazi (1186-1216), AE Fals. B 680.dpaul7
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016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-081, #0162 views016 Istvan III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.), AR-Denarius, U-081, #01
avers:- Cross on line, ornament of lines, crosses and crescents above and below; border of dots.
revers:- A amongst five dots; line border.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Unger-081, CHN-1-119, Huszar-140,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
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Italy, Kingdom of Napoleon 1813-M 5 Soldi62 viewsKingdom of Napoleon - 1813 Milan. Silver 5 Soldi.
obv: NAPOLEONE IMPERATORE E REY - ' Napoleon, Emperor and King' - Bare head right, date and privy marks below.
rev: REGNO D'ITALIA - ' Kingdom of Italy' Crown. Denomination and Mintmark below.
rexesq
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064 Iulia Mamaea (190-235 A.D.), RIC IV-II 360, Rome, AR-Denarius, VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, #162 views064 Iulia Mamaea (190-235 A.D.), RIC IV-II 360, Rome, AR-Denarius, VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, #1
avers: IVLIA-MA-MAEA-AVG, Diademed bust right, draped.
revers: VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, holding palladium and scepter.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-21mm, weight: 2,82g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 223 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-360, p-99, RSC-81, BMC-381
Q-001
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Half Shekel of Tyre, 126 BCE - 66 CE62 viewsSilver didrachm of Tyre (half shekel), 20 mm, 7 grams. Dated ΡZ to Pφ (19 BCE – 64 CE)

Obverse: Laureate Bust of Melqart right
Reverse: Inscription ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable), eagle standing left on prow, palm on right wing; dated ΡZ to Pφ (19 BCE – 64 CE) on left, KP on right.

Reference: RPC 4685

Added to collection: September 16, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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Hadrian, Æ As, “Annona”, 117-138 CE62 viewsBronze As of Hadrian (117-138 CE), 10 grams, 27 mm, Rome mint 134-138 CE.

Obverse: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Bare head right, draped left shoulder
Reverse: ANNONA AVG S-C, Annona standing left holding corn ears over modius and rudder.

Reference: Cohen 166, RIC vol. II, o. 441, 796a.

Added to collection: May 16, 2005
Daniel Friedman
janiforme.jpg
?62 viewsObv.: male mature/young janiform head
rev.: goat walking right

Same obv. die :
http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=129275

Well... Actually, it's a fake ! Too bad.
3 commentsGinolerhino
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JAPAN - Tenpo Era ICHIBU GIN62 viewsJAPAN - Tenpo Era ICHIBU GIN - Emperor Ninko (Ayahito - 1817-1846 reigned) Tenpo Era (1830-1844) Ichibu Gin. (Silver) C-#16. dpaul7
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Lord Melchett Lodge No. 1153 of B’nai B’rith (St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada)62 viewsAE token, 32.5 mm., undated.

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

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

Ref: none known.

Note: Founded in 1932, the lodge was named after Alfred Moritz Mond (1868-1930), the first Baron Melchett, who first visited Palestine in 1921 with Chaim Weizmann and subsequently became an enthusiastic Zionist, contributing money to the Jewish Colonization Corporation for Palestine and other Zionist causes, writing for Zionist publications, and becoming President of the British Zionist Foundation. The lodge tried to uphold the ideals of “brotherhood,” “benevolence” and “brotherly love and harmony” (and those ideals feature prominently in the obverse design of the token).
Stkp
JCT_National_Association_for_the_Jewish_Blind.JPG
National Association for the Jewish Blind62 viewsAE token, 31.5 mm., undated.

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

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

Ref: None known.

Note: No information is known about this organization.
Stkp
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Julia Domna Denarius, RIC 553, RSC 58, BMC 2762 views Julia Domna Den "Fortuna" LIMES Julia Domna AD 193-217 Base Metal Denarius
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA - Bareheaded bust right, draped.
Reverse: FORTVNAE FELICI - Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopia and rudder on a
globe.
Rome mint: AD 196-211 = Ancient counterfeit based on RIC
IVi, 553, page 167 - Cohen 58 - SEAR RCV II (2002), #6584, page 493 (18 mm diam. 1.7 g)
NORMAN K
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ENGLAND - John I62 viewsENGLAND - John I (1199-1216) - Silver penny, Seaby 1350B North 969, VF detail, broken flan, 1.139g, 18.0mm, obverse HENRICVS REX, the S inverted, facing bust, holding scepter; reverse short cross, with four smaller crosses in quadrants. London mint.1 commentsdpaul7
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KINGS of MAURETANIA. Juba II, with Cleopatra Selene. 62 viewsObverse: REX IVBA, Diademed head of Juba right
Reverse: BACCILICCA KLEOP[ATPA], Star and crescent
Mint : Caesarea
Date : Struck circa 16-17 AD
Reference : MAA 85; SNG Copenhagen 590; Mazard 300
Grade : EF
Weight : 2.96 g
Denom : Denarius
Dealer : Baldwin's
Comments : Juba was married to the only surviving child of Cleopatra VII, Selene (goddess of the moon). This may be a reference to Juba's wife depicted on the reverse.
Bolayi
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus I, TJC B1362 viewsJohn Hyrcanus I (Yehochanan), 135-104 BC
AE - Prutah, 14.53mm, 2.17g, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
יהוחנן / הכהןהג / דלוחברה / יהדי / מ
from r. to l.:
YHW(Ch)NN / H KHN H G / DL W (Ch)BR H / YHDY / M
= Yehochanan Ha Kohen Ha Gadol We Chaver Ha Yehudim
= Yehochanan the High Priest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae, coming from a floral base, filled with fruits and a grain-ear each, decorated with ribbons hanging down, a pomegranate with long stalk between horns, in dotted circle
ref. Hendin cf. 455/7; AJC Na29; TJC B13
F+/VF
Jochen
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153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 216, Lugdunum, SECVRITAS REIPVB, #262 views153 Julianus-II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-1, RIC VIII 216, Lugdunum, SECVRITAS REIPVB, #2
avers:- DN-FL-CL-IVLI-ANVS-PF-AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SECVRITAS-REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above.
exergo: LUGDOFFP (P = Prima = First officina),
date: 360-363 A.D.,
mint: Lugdunum (Lyon),
diameter: 28mm,
weight: 7,98g,
ref: RIC-VIII-236,
Q-002
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(01) OCTAVIAN AND DIVUS JULIUS CAESAR62 viewsca 28 - 27 BC
AE 20 mm 7.62 g
O: JULIUS CAESAR, BARE HEAD R
R: OCTAVIAN (AUGUSTUS) CAESAR, HEAD R
THESSALONICA
RPC 1554
laney
Julian_II.JPG
Julian II 'The Philosopher' (as Augustus)62 views361-363 AD
AE3 (19.8mm, 3.12g)
O: Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding shield and spear; DN FL CL JVLIANVS AVG.
R: VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within wreath; NIK[A] below.
Nicomedia mint, officina A.
RIC VIII Nicomedia, 123; ERIC II Julian 422; Elmer 132; Sear 4074v
Some smoothing, re-patinated.
ex Nemesis Ancients

"The end and aim of the Cynic philosophy, as indeed of every philosophy, is happiness, but happiness that consists in living according to nature, and not according to the opinions of the multitude. "
~ Julian
3 commentsEnodia
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Justinian I follis62 viewsFollis, 557-558, Constantinople, 4th officina, 30mm, 15,1g.vercingetorix
Karoly-Robert_Obulus_U-401_C2-009_H-477_REX_KAROLVS_-_Q-001_6h_11,5mm_0,47g-s.jpg
028 Karoly Robert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Obulus, U-377, REX • KAROLVS, Stilized Anjou lily, #0162 views028 Karoly Robert., (Charles Robert of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1307-1342 A.D.) AR-Obulus, U-377, REX • KAROLVS, Stilized Anjou lily, #01
avers: REX • KAROLVS, Crowned bust facing, border of dots.
revers: Lily, line border.
exe (mint mark): -/-//--, diameter:11,5mm, weight:0,47g, axis:6h,
mint: Hungary, Pécs ? (Pohl), date: 1332 A.D., ref: Unger-401, CNH-2-009, Huszar-477,
Q-001
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Kaunos_-_Theatre.jpg
Turkey, Kaunos - the Theatre62 viewsA nicely proportioned theatre of the Greek type, with 34 rows of seats (18 below the diazoma and 16 above). The two arched entrances are original. Abu Galyon
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210 Basil II Bulgaroktonos, AD 976-102562 viewsGold histamenon nomisma, 25mm, 4.40g, aEF
Struck at Constantinople c. AD 1005-1025
+ IhS CIS REX REGNANTIhM, bust of Christ facing, wears pallium, colobium, and nimbus cruciger with crescents; raised right hand, Gospels in left; triple border / + bASIL C CONSTANT b R, facing crowned busts of Basil wearing loros of square pattern (left) and Constantine wearing jeweled chlamys; holding between them with right hands a long plain cross; manus Dei above Basil's head; triple border
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
DOC 6a; Sear 1800; Wroth 12-13
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Philip II. of Macedon AE62 viewsPhilip II. AE17, 359-336 BC, Macedonian mint.
Obv: diademed head of Apollo right.
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOY above naked youth on horseback right, bukranion below.
16-17 mm, 5.68 g
2 commentsPscipio
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Licinius I RIC VII Alexandria 2862 viewsAE 19 mm 2.9 grams 321-324 AD
OBV :: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS PF AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed busr right
REV :: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI . Jupiter standing left holding eagle tipped scepter and Victory on globe , Chalmy across left shoulder, leaning on eagle-tipped sceptre. Eagle with wreath left, captive right. X over II Mu in right field
EX :: SMALA (Alexandria )
RIC VII Alexandria 28
RIC rated R1
from uncleaned lot 09/2007
Johnny
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Licinius I- Soli Invicto Comiti62 viewsLicinius I, 11 November 308 - 18 September 324 A.D.

Obverse:Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP LICINIVS PF AVG

IMP: Imperator
LICINIVS: Licinius
P F: Pius Felix
AVG:Augustus

Reverse:
SOLI INVICTO COMITI

SOLI: Sol
INVICTO: Undefeatble
COMITI:??

Showing: Sol standing left, raising hand and holding globe, chlamys across left shoulder, S - F across fields.

Domination: Follis, Copper, size 19 mm

Mint: R * S, R (Rome) S (Secunda Oficina). There is a star between R and S.

Alternately ally and adversary of Constantine was Licinius
(Augustus 308-324 AD). Licinius controlled the East but was
represented also on coins from Constantine's western mints.

IMPLICINIVS PF AVG is just one of several legend varieties found for this ruler but all will include the title Augustus. Sol, the unconquerable sun god and comrade of the emperor (SOLI INVICTO COMITI), was most popular in the years immediately preceding the conversion of the Empire to Christianity. He is shown as a nude male wearing a radiate crown and holding a globe. The mintmark PARL combines the workshop letter P (primus) and the first three letters of the mint name. Code letters in the field (here SF) identify the issue (therefore date) of the coins. While some mint/issue combinations are rare and desired by specialists, Sol coins are generally very common.
1 commentsJohn Schou
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133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 054, -/X/IIΓ//SMHΓ, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,62 views133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 054, -/X/IIΓ//SMHΓ, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left,
avers:- DN-VAL-LICIN-LICINIVS-NOB-C (6,G5-l.), Helmeted bust left holding spear and shield.
revers:- IOVI-CONS-ERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on a globe andscepter, eagle with wreath in beak to left and captive to right at foot, X/IIΓ (=12.5 denarii) to right,
exergo: -/X/IIΓ//SMHΓ, diameter: 20-21mm, weight: 3,48g, axis:11h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 321-324 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-54, p-548,
Q-001
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133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Antioch, RIC VII 029, -/Γ//SMANT, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS, R1!62 views133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Antioch, RIC VII 029, -/Γ//SMANT, AE-3 Follis, IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS, R1!
avers:- DN-VAL-LICIN-LICINIVS-NOB-C, Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- IOVI-CONS-ERVATORI-CAESS, Γ in right field, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and scepter; captive to left.
exergo: -/Γ//SMANT, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 2,55g, axis: 11h,
mint: Antioch, date: 317-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-29, p-680,3rd.off., R1!,
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133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 162, -/-//ΔSIS*, AE-3 Follis, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V, Scarce!62 views133 Licinius-II. (317-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 162, -/-//ΔSIS*, AE-3 Follis, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V, Scarce!
avers:- LICINIVS-IVN-NOB-C, 6d, B4, Laureate bust right.
revers:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V in wreath.
exergo: -/-//ΔSIS*, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 2,55g, axis: 7h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320-21A.D., ref: RIC-VII-162, p-444, 4th.off.,s,
Q-001
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132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 048var, -/Λ//SMHB, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Camp gate, #262 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC VII 048var, -/Λ//SMHB, AE-3 Follis, PROVIDENTIAE AVG G, Camp gate, #2
avers:- IMP-LICI-NIVS-AVG, (2,J1 r.), Laureate, draped bust right(left are RIC error), holding mappa and scepter on globe.
revers:- PROVIDEN-TIAE-AVG-G, Camp gate with tree turrets, no dors, 6 layer of stones and Λ in right in field.
exergo: -/Λ//SMHB, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Heraclea, 2nd. off., date: 318-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-48 var (RIC err not left, right), p547, c1,
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132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 129, S/F/HL//BSIS star on crescent, AE-3 Follis, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R1!62 views132 Licinius-l. (308-324 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 129, S/F/HL//BSIS star on crescent, AE-3 Follis, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R1!
avers:- IMP-LI-CINIVS-AVG, 2, D2, Helmeted and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/XX, captive sit in ground on either side, S and F over HL left and right side in fields.
exergo: S/F/HL//BSIS star on crescent, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,26g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-129, p-440, R1!,
Q-001
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313 - 315 AD - Licinius I62 viewsIMP LICINIVS PF AVG - Laureate Head Right
IOVI CON-SERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre. Victory on globe in righthand, eagle with wreath to left at feet. SIS in exe, B in right field

RIC VII, Siscia Mint, # 11, Officina B = R4
jimwho523
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Licinius II62 viewsLicinius II (318-320), Heraclea mint
Obv: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, laureate draped bust left, holding globe, scepter & mappa
Rev: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, campgate with three turrets & no door, SMHD in ex
RIC VII Heraclea 45
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Licinius * Jupiter, Æ Follis - 313-315 AD.62 views
Licinius * Jupiter, Bronze Follis

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

Exergue: SIS

Mint: Siscia
Struck: 313-315 AD.

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

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

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

Tiathena
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Licinius I SECURITAS London mint62 viewsIMP LICINIVS P F AVG
Laureated and cuirassed bust right

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

RIC VI 275;
4,24g -- 22,5mm
6 commentsgb29400
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(504c) Roman Republic, L. Cassius Longinus, 63 B.C.62 viewsSilver denarius, Crawford 413/1, RSC I Cassia 10, SRCV I 364, aVF, struck with worn dies, Rome mint, weight 3.867g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 63 B.C. Obverse: veiled bust of Vesta left, kylix behind, L before; Reverse: LONGIN III V, voter standing left, dropping tablet inscribed V into a cista.

The reverse of this Longinus denarius captures a fascinating moment when a Roman citizen casts his ballot. "The abbreviation III V [ir] indentifies Longinus as one of the three annually appointed mintmasters (officially called tres viri aere argento auro flando feriundo). A citizen is seen casting his vote into the urn. On the ballot is the letter 'U', short for uti rogas, a conventional formula indicating assent to a motion. The picture alludes to the law, requested by an ancestor of the mintmaster, which introduced the secret ballot in most proceedings of the popular court" (Meier, Christian. Caesar, a Biography. Berlin: Severin and Siedler, 1982. Plate 6).

The date that this denarius was struck possesses unique significance for another reason. Marcus Tullius Cicero (politician, philosopher, orator, humanist) was elected consul for the year 63 BC -- the first man elected consul who had no consular ancestors in more than 30 years. A "new man," Cicero was not the descendant of a "patrician" family, nor was his family wealthy (although Cicero married "well"). Cicero literally made himself the man he was by the power of the words he spoke and the way in which he spoke them. A witness to and major player during the decline of the Roman Republic, Cicero was murdered in 43 BC by thugs working for Marc Antony. But Cicero proved impossible to efface.

Cicero's words became part of the bed rock of later Roman education. As Peter Heather notes, every educated young man in the late Roman Empire studied "a small number of literary texts under the guidance of an expert in language and literary interpretation, the grammarian. This occupied the individual for seven or more years from about the age of eight, and concentrated on just four authors: Vergil, Cicero, Sallust and Terence" (Heather, Peter. The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 17).


Plutarch: Cicero's Death

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

When these members of Cicero were brought to Rome, Antony was holding an assembly for the choice of public officers; and when he heard it, and saw them, he cried out, "Now let there be an end of our proscriptions." He commanded his head and hands to be fastened up over the rostra, where the orators spoke; a sight which the Roman people shuddered to behold, and they believed they saw there, not the face of Cicero, but the image of Antony's own soul. And yet amidst these actions he did justice in one thing, by delivering up Philologus to Pomponia, the wife of Quintus; who, having got his body into her power, besides other grievous punishments, made him cut off his own flesh by pieces, and roast and eat it; for so some writers have related. But Tiro, Cicero's emancipated slave, has not so much as mentioned the treachery of Philologus.

Translation by John Dryden: http://intranet.grundel.nl/thinkquest/moord_cicero_plu.html

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
Lugdunum_RIC_VII_074,_142_Crispus_AE-3-Follis_DN-CRISPO-NOB-CAES-5b-B4_VICTORIAE-LAET-PRINC-PERP_VOT-PR_2capts_p127_R3_319-20-AD_Q-001_18mm_2_59ga-s.jpg
142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VII 074, AE-3 Follis, -/-//two captives back, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, Two victories facing one another, R4!!!,62 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC VII 074, AE-3 Follis, -/-//two captives back, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, Two victories facing one another, R4!!!,
avers:- DN-CRISPO-NOB-CAES, 5b,B4, Laurate, draped and curiassed bust right.
revers:- VICTORIAE-LAET-PRINC-PERP, Two victories facing one another, holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over altar two captives back in exergo.
exergo: -/-//two captives back, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,59g, axis:11h,
mint: Lugdunum, (Lyon), date: 319-320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-74, p127, R4, altar mint: d,
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L. Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus & Q. Servilius Caepio - Calpurnia-5a62 viewsRoman Republic. L. Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus & Q. Servilius Caepio. 100 B.C. AR Denarius. (3.922 grams 17mm). Obverse: Laureate head of Saturn r.; behind, harpa; around, PISO. CAEPIO. Q. Reverse: Two male figures (Quaestors) seated on bench (subsellium) side by side; to l. and r., corn-ear; in exergue, AD. FRV. EMV. EX. S. C. Sydenham 603, Crawford 330/1a, RCV 210, RSC Calpurnia-5a2 commentsBud Stewart
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L. Marcus Philippus - Marcia-2862 viewsL Marcus Philippus AR denarius (3.73 gm). 56 BC. Diademed head of Ancus Marcius right, lituus hehind, ANCVS below / equestrian statue on aquaduct, AQVA MAR between arches, PHILLIVS behind. Marcia 28, Sydenham 919, Crawford 425/1, RCV 382 Bud Stewart
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Demetrios Poliorketes, Macedonian Kingdom, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C., Silver tetradrachm, Newell p. 97, 9162 viewsObv:– Demetrios diademed head right with horns of a bull, the animal sacred to Demetrios' patron deity
Rev:– BASILEOS DEMETRIOY, Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, trident in left (apparently inspired by the Lateran Poseidon, a statue by Lysippos, court sculptor of Alexander), monogram left
Minted in Pella, c. 289 - fall 288 B.C.
Reference:– Newell p. 97, 91 and pl. VIII, 12, SNG Cop 1179 var.
17.0192g, 29.3mm, 45o

Ex-Harlan Berk. Ex-Forvm, where it was described as gVF, superb portrait, tight flan.
4 commentsmaridvnvm
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Macrinus, Amphipolis, Tyche, AE2362 views23mm, 5.5g

ex Rutten & Wieland
1 commentsareich
Magnentius_AE-1-28_DN-MAGNEN-TIVS-PF-AVG_SALVS-DD-NN-AVG-ET-CAES_TRS_A-W_RIC-318_Treveri-350-353_Q-001_h_27-28mm_7,38gx-s.jpg
148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 318, AE-28, Double Centenionalis, A/ω//TRS, SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, Large Chi-Rho,62 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 318, AE-28, Double Centenionalis, A/ω//TRS, SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, Large Chi-Rho,
avers:- DN-MAGNEN-TIVS-PF-AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SALVS-DD-NN-AVG-ET-CAES, Large Chi-Rho, A-ω across the field.
exerg: A/ω//TRS, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: 7,38g, axis: h,
mint: Trier, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 318, C-,
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Arles, RIC VIII 196, AE-21, A/ω//PAR•, SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, Large Chi-Rho,62 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Arles, RIC VIII 196, AE-21, A/ω//PAR•, SALVS DD NN AVG ET CAES, Large Chi-Rho,
avers:- DN-MAGNEN-TIVS-PF-AVG, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SALVS-DD-NN-AVG-ET-CAES, Large Chi-Rho, A-W across the field.
exerg: A/ω//PAR•, diameter: 21mm, weight: 5,13g, axis: h,
mint: Arles , date: 350-353 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-196, C-,
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170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC-X 545, AE-4, Monogram type-2, -/-//CON, #262 views170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC-X 545, AE-4, Monogram type-2, -/-//CON, #2
avers:- DN-MARCIANVS-P-F-AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Monogram of Marcian within wreath, S below, cross above, monogram type:2,
exe: -/-//CON, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Constantinople, date: 450-457 A.D., ref: RIC-X-545,
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039 Matyas Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-554.b, , #0162 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,
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Egypt, Alexandria, 120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3307, D-5989-91, Tyche left, L-E, across the field,62 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3307, D-5989-91, Tyche left, L-E, across the field,
avers:- A-K-M-OVA-MAΞIMIANOC-CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- L-E across the field, Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae, star to left.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight:6,48 g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 289-290 A.D., Year 5 L-E., ref: Geissen-3307, Dattari-5989-91, Kapmann-Ganschow-120.46-p-353,
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Maximianus follis62 viewsGENIO POPVLI ROMANITibsi
Maximinus-I_AE-Sest_MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM_P-M-TR-P-IIII-COS-P-P_S-C_RIC-IV-40_C-71_Rome-236-8-AD_Q-001_0h_29-30mm_19,40g-s.jpg
065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 040, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P IIII COS P P, Maximinus standing left, #162 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 040, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P IIII COS P P, Maximinus standing left, #1
avers:- MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-IIII-COS-P-P, Maximinus standing left, right hand raised, holding spear in left; two standards behind to the left, one right.
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 29-30mm, weight: 19,40g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 236-238 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-40, p-, C-71, BMC 221,
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Caracalla Provincial, Nicaea, AE1562 viewsobv: Radiate head right
rev: Palm branch within urn
Struck 196-217 A.D.
ex: automan
1 commentsJericho
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Faustina Sr. Posthumous Denarius, Rome62 viewsobv: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA. Draped bust right.
rev: AETERNITIS. Aeternitas standing left, holding globe and scepter.
Struck after 143 A.D. by Antoninus Pius
RIC 350a
RSC 34a
Jericho
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Maximinus Thrax, Moushmov 289362 viewsAnchialus, Thrace mint, Maximinus Thrax, 235-238 A.D. AE, 26.5mm 8.43g, Moushmov 2893
O: AVT MAXIMEINOC EV CEB ACN, laureate head right
R: AGCIALEWN, dolphin between two tunny fish.
*note I had to look it up because it was bugging me, but a tunny fish is another name for a tuna fish!
3 commentscasata137ec
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14-08 - NERON (54 - 68 D.C.)62 viewsAE Semis 20 mm 4.8 gr.

Anv: "IMP NERO CAESAR AVG" - Busto a cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP P - S C" - Roma con yelmo sentada a izquierda Sobre una coraza militar, portando una corona en mano derecha levantada y Parazonium (espada militar corta, ancha y sin punta, que llevaban los Jefes militares como seńal de distinción) en izquierda.

Acuńada 66 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: NO LISTADA, EN TODOS LOS CASOS DIFIEREN EN LA LEYENDA DEL REVERSO (una sola P) - RIC Vol.1 #549 var Pag.182 - BMCRE #402 var - Cohen Vol.1 #237 var Pag.295 - DVM #35 var Pag.87

Mr. Curtis Clay says:
"IMP P in place of IMP P P appears with some frequency on Lugdunese bronzes of Nero, but not often enough to justify the belief that it was intentional. I attribute it to carelessness, not planning ahead and running out of space before the intended legend was complete.
Nonetheless the error seems to be unrecorded for this particular type, so it is also "unpublished"!"
mdelvalle
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Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), RPC 1439, AE-22, Diassarion, Apollo,62 viewsThessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), RPC 1439, AE-22, Diassarion, Apollo,
avers:- NEPΩN-ΘE-ΣΣAΛ-ΩN , Laureate head right.
revers:- APIΣTIΩNOΣ-ΣTPATHΓ-OV, Apollo Kitharoedos standing right, holding kithara in his left hand, playing it with his right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 9,55g, axis: 1h
mint: Thessaly, Koinon, date: 54-68 AD., ref: Burrer Em. 1, Series 1, 16 (A3/R13); RPC 1439,
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Nero Poppea Alexandrian Billon Tetradrachm62 viewsNero
Reigned AD 54-68
Coin Struck AD 64-65
öln 157, Dattari 196, BMC 122-123, RPC 5275

O: NEPW KLAV KAIS SEB GEP AV radiate head right

R: POPPAIA SEBASTH, draped bust of Poppaea right, LI to right. K
Gao
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2015) 8.10.32.07 (plate coin)62 viewsCommodus AD 177-192
AE 26, 11.61g, 26.03, 90°
struck under hegemon Caecilius Servilianus
obv. A - VT KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head, r.
rev. HGEMO - KAIKI CERBEILIA NEIKOPO PROC ICT
River-god, bearded, leaning l., holding reed in outstretched r. hand, resting
with l. arm on urn from whitch water flows l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1235 var. (has rudder)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2160 var.
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.10.32.7 (plate coin)
d) RPC IV online temp. no. 4338

Pick called the object in the r. hand of the river-god a rudder. But here it is clearly a waterplant. I think this type has 2 subtypes:
subtype a with the urn within or above the groundline and a typical waterplant, and
subtype b with the urn under the groundline and a waterplant looking more like a rudder
Here it is obviously subtype a. But look at my other coins of this type!
2 commentsJochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2015) 8.25.43.05 (plate coin)62 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 29, 12.45g, 28.76mm, 45°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. K M OPPEL ANTWNIN - DIADOVMENIANOC
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. VP AGRIPP - A NIKOPOLITWN P / ROC ICT (PP ligate)
Youth, nude to hips, std. l. on rocks, looking r., holding reed in raised r. hand
and resting with l. hand on rock.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1810 (2 ex., Paris, trade)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3663
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.25.43.5 (plate coin)
very rare, VF, deep green patina

Because there is now urn with flowing water, Pick thinks that the youth is a mountain-god.
1 commentsJochen
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114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 416, Rome, -/-//KAΔ, PIETAS AVG G, Mercury standing left,62 views114 Numerianus (283-284 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 416, Rome, -/-//KAΔ, PIETAS AVG G, Mercury standing left,
avers:- IMP-NVMERIANVS-AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- PIETA-S-AVG-G, Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus.
exerg: -/-//KAΔ, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Rome, 7th officinae, date: 283-284 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 416, p-196,
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MAGYAR ORVOSOK és TERMÉSZETVIZSGÁLÓK (1842) AE-Medal, Besztercze Bánya, "HUNGARIAN PHYSICIAN and NATURALIST (1842), Scientific Conference, Besztercze Bánya"62 viewsMAGYAR ORVOSOK és TERMÉSZETVIZSGÁLÓK (1842) AE-Medal, Besztercze Bánya,
"HUNGARIAN PHYSICIAN and NATURALIST (1842), Scientific Conference, Besztercze Bánya"
avers:
revers:
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 45,50mm, weight:40,49g, axes:0h,
material: AE (Br), mint: , artist: , date: 1842 A.D.,
ref:
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Marcus aurelius 161-180 A.D.62 viewsObv:bust r.wearing paludamentum and cuirass seen from the rear
R:sarapis to r.
COLPRIMAFL AVG CAESAR
Ros-33
Maritima
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Mysia, Pergamon, Roma / Telesphoros, AE1662 views16mm, 2.87g
Mysia, Pergamon; 1st century AD; Pollionos magistrate
obv: ΠЄΡΓΑΜ[ΗΝΩΝ], helmeted head Roma right
rev: EΠI CTP ΠOΛΛIΩ, Telesphoros standing facing
Cf. SNG BN Paris 1961

ex Tom Vossen
areich
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Pharsalos, Thessaly Circa 400 BC, Hemidrachm62 viewsPharsalos, Thessaly Circa 400 BC, Hemidrachm

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

Horsehead right "FARS" around all within an incuse square

SNG Cop 223

2.92g

Ex Aegean
1 commentsPhiloromaos
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Roman Empire, Philip I antoninianus.62 viewsAntioch mint, class 2. These later Philip the Arab coins from Antioch used to be poorly known, but through efforts of R. Bland and F. Ovari they have been catalogued properly. Most of the coins are minted on fairly low silver content flans and look a bit dull and grayish. This coin is one of the very few I have ever seen being of good silver. This combined with the forceful, needle-sharp portrait makes it unique. The reverse is slightly off center, but very well engraved and struck as well. RIC 75A, Bland 29.2 commentsjmuona
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Roman Empire / Philip I , The Syrian / Felicitas . AD 244-249. 62 viewsSilver Antoninianus (23mm, 3.57 g, 12h). Antioch mint. Struck AD 247-248. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia. RIC IV 75A; Bland 29; RSC 130. aEF, lightly toned, a few minor scratches on obverse.

If you really want to see or know how Emperor or Ruler really looked like.
Find an Antioch issue .

From The Sam Mansourati Collection / EX CNG
Photo and Description , courtesy of Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
8 commentsSam
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Gallienus FIDES AVG62 viewsGallienus, 260-268 A.D., Asia mint.
OBV: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
REV: FIDES AVG, Mercury standing left holding purse and caduceus. PXV in exergue.
ancientcoins
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PHRYGIA, APAMEIA62 viewsca. 133 - 48 BC
AE 22 mm 5.82 g
O: Bust of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmeth
R: APAMEWN, eagle alighting on base with meander pattern, flanked by caps of the Dioskouroi, ANTIFWN [MENEKLEOS (magistrate), mostly off flan] below
2 commentslaney
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POLAND - Sigismund III62 viewsPOLAND - Sigismund III (1587-1632) AR Ort (1/4 Thaler), 1622. Obv.: Half-length figure of crowned and armored king facing right, holding ornate orb and sword. Rev.: Crowned arms divide date; legends surround. Reference: Klimek #683. dpaul7
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Postumus IOVI STATORI RIC V/2 30962 viewsAnt, 18x20mm, 3.98g.

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

Reverse: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing R with sceptre & thunderbolt.

Trier, Issue 5, Officina B.

RIC V/2 309, Common.
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 704, Siscia, PAX-AVG, Bust-Gvar, -/P//XXI, Pax standing left, Rare !!!,62 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 704, Siscia, PAX-AVG, Bust-Gvar, -/P//XXI, Pax standing left, Rare !!!,
avers:- IMP-C-M-AVR-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (Gvar-without helmet)
revers:- PAX-AVG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre.
exerg: -/P//XXI, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,71g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 7th. emission, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-704, Alfoldi-41-No-Not-in this officina, Rare !!!,
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in, Serdica, PROVIDEN DEOR, Bust-C, *//KAA, Providentia standing right, facing Sol standing left,62 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II Not in, Serdica, PROVIDEN DEOR, Bust-C, *//KAA, Providentia standing right, facing Sol standing left,
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-P-AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. (C)
revers:- PRO-VIDEN-D-EOR, Providentia standing right, holding two ensigns, facing Sol standing left, right hand raised, left holding globe.
exergo: *//KAA,, diameter: 22,5-23mm, weight: 3,88g, axes:6h,
mint: Serdica 2nd emission, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-Not in, p-,(845var-p-110), Pink-p-45(33)var
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 220, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, Trophy between two captives, C, #262 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 220, Rome, VICTORIA GERM, Bust-F, Trophy between two captives, C, #2
avers:- IMP-PRO-BVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (4,F)
revers:- VICTOR-IA-GERM, Trophy between two captives.
exerg: -/-//R-thunderbolt-A, diameter: 21,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,76g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, 6th emission of Rome, 281A.D., date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 220, p-41, C-773, "C",
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 509, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-G, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #3, C,62 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 509, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-G, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #3, C,
avers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left., holding spear and shield. (9,G)
revers:- MART-I-PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield. Mintmark: In left field I. EQV"I"TI
exerg: I/-//QXXI, diameter: 22,5-23,5mm, weight: 4,68g, axis: 11h,
mint: Ticinium, 9th emission, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-509, p-71, C-358, "C",
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 543, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-G, -/-//ΔXXI, Mars walking left, , C,62 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 543, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-G, -/-//ΔXXI, Mars walking left, , C,
avers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left., holding spear and shield. (9,G)
revers:- MART-I-PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield.
exerg: -/-//ΔXXI, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,70g, axis: 11h,
mint: Ticinium, 9th emission, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-543, p-74, C-358, "C",
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L. Procilius, Crawford 379/162 viewsRoman Republic, L. Procilius, gens Procilia
AR - denarius
Rome, 80 BC
obv. Head of Juppiter r.
behind S.C
rev. Statue of Juno Sospita, advancing r., holding shield and spear, snake before
behind L.PROCILI / F
Crawford 379/1; Sydenham 771; Procilia 1
VF

Clearly you can see the beak-shoe-like bending of her shoes!
Jochen
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Lydia, Saitta, Herakles / lion, AE1562 views2nd century AD
15mm, 1.65g
obv: bearded head of Herakles right, club over left shoulder
rev: lion advancing left
SNG Leypold 1146
areich
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Lydia, Sala, Herakles / Grapes, AE1562 views15mm, 2.95g
obv: bearded head of Herakles right
rev: C[A]ΛHNΩN
SNG von Aulock 3111; Lindgren 798; SNG Leypold -
ex Numismatik Lanz (eBay)
3 commentsareich
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Egypt, Ptolemy V.-VI., (180-145 BC.), Lorber-Faucher-Series-6E, AE-28, Sv-1424b62 viewsEgypt, Ptolemy V.-VI., (180-145 BC.), Lorber-Faucher-Series-6E, AE-28, Sv-1424b
avers:- Laureate head of Head of Zeus-Ammon right.
revers:- ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟY ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Two eagle standing left on thunderbolt; Cornucopiae in left field.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 28-30mm, weight: 20,95g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Lorber-Faucher-Series-6E, date:180-145 BC.,?? , ref: Sv-1424b (as Ptolemy V-VI),
Q-001
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030 - Vespasian Dupondius - RIC 481 var.62 viewsObv:– IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Radiate head right, globe on neck
Rev:– VICTORIA NAVALIS S - C, Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath and palm
Minted in Lugdunum. A.D. 70-71
References:– Cohen -. RIC II 481 var (Not listed in RIC with this bust and legend combination)

Additional comments coutesy of Curtis Clay:-

“A coin like yours, from the same obv. die, was in M&M's Voirol Sale of 1968, lot 385, ex Hall Sale, 1950, lot 1203. A second spec. from that same die pair is publ. by Giard, Lyon, 42/1a, pl. XLIII, Coll. Gricourt.
BMC 809 pl. 38.7 has obv. CAESAR not CAES and a broader portrait on shorter neck.
Paris doesn't have this type on a COS III dup. of Vesp. at Lugdunum, but their As, Paris 812 pl. LXVII, is from the same rev. die as your dupondius!
Obviously quite a scarce item, and an attractive specimen!”
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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038 - Nerva Dupondius - RIC 06162 viewsObv:– IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, Laureate Head Right
Rev:– FORTVNA AVGVST / S C, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Mint – Rome
Reference RIC 61
Weight 13.2g
maridvnvm
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 50962 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev:– MARTI VICTORI, Mars standing right, holding spear and leaning on shield set on captive
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 198 – 202
References:– VM 80/1, RIC 509 (Common), RSC 321
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -62 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– ARAB ADIABENIC, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm (R of ARAB corrected over B)
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Ref:– Cohen -, BMCRE -, RIC -.

The reverse refers to victory over Niger. To hide the fact that this was a civil war, it is phrased as victory over Arabs and Adiabenians, who aided Niger's cause.

RIC IV 466 has the same reverse legend, listed as IMP VII but as Curtis points out this legend is probably a mis-reading of IMP VIII probably cause by the last I being after the bust as on this example. RIC 466 however is Victory with wreath and trophy whereas this type is Victory with wreath and palm. RIC and BMCRE cite Cohen 52 (5 Francs) for this coin.
maridvnvm
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066 - Caracalla Antoninianus - RIC 313 var (unlisted, probably in error)62 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Radiate, cuirassed bust right, seen half from the back
Rev:– VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and spear, shield at side
Minted in Rome circa A.D. 215
Reference:– RIC 311 var (Unlisted in RIC with Cuirassed bust, probably in error)
A nice example of one of the earliest of the Ants. produced by Caracalla.
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 905 - Bust Type C (Cyzicus) (Q / XXI)62 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre
Minted in Cyzicus (Q in centre field, XXI in exe)
Reference:– RIC 905 Bust type C
maridvnvm
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132 - Probus - RIC 386 - Bust Type C (Ticinum) (VXXT)62 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVA, Emperor standing right, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left
Minted in Ticinum (VXXT in exe) Emission 2 Officina 5. A.D. 276
Reference:– RIC 386 Bust type C
maridvnvm
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152 - Maxentius - RIC VI Rome 16362 viewsObv:– MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate Bust right
Rev:– CONSERVATO-RES VRB SVAE, Roma seated, facing,head left, in hexastyle temple, right holding globe, left sceptre, with shield at her side; knobs as acroteria
Minted in Rome (RT in exe), Summer A.D. 307
References:– RIC VI Rome 163 (Rare)
maridvnvm
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160 - Constantine the Great - RIC VII Trier 21662 viewsObv:– CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories standing, facing each other and holding a shield inscribed VOT | PR on altar inscribed with *.
Minted in Trier. STR in exe. A.D. 319
Reference:– RIC VII Trier 216 (R3) (SOLD)
maridvnvm
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Second_RIC 1062 viewsThis coin was reportedly found in North Africa together with denarii of Clodius Macer and Galba. Although gorgeous in my view, it too had to find another keeper at one stage. Luckily it found someone who really cares. The reverse die is a bit worn and there is a flan crack, but the obverse is something else...1 commentsjmuona
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Vespasian RIC-51462 viewsAR Denarius, 3.32g
Rome mint, 73 AD
RIC 514 (C), BMC 101, RSC 516
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CEN; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S P Q R in wreath
Acquired from Sergey Nechayev, September 2010.

The reverse depicts an oak wreath that was bestowed upon Vespasian by the 'senate and the people of Rome'. The occasion for such an offering is not known, although the BMCRE speculates (p. xxxvi) it could have been the 'Vota quinquennalia' which was paid the same year.

Good metal with an above average portrait.

1 commentsDavid Atherton
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RIC 0588 Vespasianus62 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS IIII CENS, Laureate head left
Rev : AEQVITAS AVGVST / S - C, Aequitas standing left, scales in right, cornucopia in left
AE/As (27.47 mm 10.60 g 6h) Struck in Rome 73 A D
RIC 588 (R), BMCRE unlisted, BNF unlisted
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 904, Cyzicus, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//--, Emperor riding left,62 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 904, Cyzicus, ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Bust-G, -/-//--, Emperor riding left,
avers:- VIRTVS PR-OB-I AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. Shield decorated with a rider right.
revers:- ADVENTVS-PROBI-AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,29g, axis: h,
mint: Cyzicus, 2nd emission, date: 276-277 A.D., ref: RIC-904, Scarce!
Q-001
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -62 viewsObv:- L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP - II, laureate head right
Rev:- LIB-ER AVG, Liberalitas seated left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:- BMCRE -. RIC IV -. RSC -.

Liberalitas seated not listed for this issue in any of the major references.
maridvnvm
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -62 viewsObv:- L - SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:- LIERTA (sic.) AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195 - 196
Reference:– BMC -. RIC -. RSC -.

This error not noted in the major references.
maridvnvm
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33062 viewsAnon, time of Constantine I, c.330 AD
AR third siliqua
Helmeted bust of Roma right
P
Constantinople mint?
Cohen 3

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

This piece (type 2a) belongs to his early series from c.330 AD. Although no mintmarks are present it is believed the coin was struck in Constantinople due to the provenance of most of the recorded specimens and was probably issued around the time of the dedication of the "new Rome" in the east.
mauseus
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47562 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “PAX AVG”
Pax standing left with vertical sceptre
Unmarked mint
S/P//
RIC 475
2 commentsmauseus
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Nero AE Dupondius62 views66 AD. Lugdunum mint.
Obv.: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P MAX TR POT P P - Laureate head of Nero, globe at point of bust.
Rev.: VICTORIA AVGVSTI - Victory holding wreath and palm.
RIC 525, Cohen 344, RCV 1970v
6 commentsMinos
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CLAUDIUS (41-54 AD), AE as, LIBERTAS62 viewsObverse- TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left.
Reverse- LIBERTAS AVGVSTA/ S-C, Libertas standing facing with pileus, extending left hand.
RIC 113, 28 mm, 9.03 g.
NGC Ch F ("sand patina", Strike 3/5, Surface 3/5), cert. #4094567-003.
Ex-?, probably eBay, July 2011, purchased raw.
Comments: I've always liked "sandy" or "desert" patina on late Roman coins from the eastern empire, but have hardly ever seen it on earlier Imperial coins like this. I've forgotten who I bought this from, though I think it was off eBay. I saved some partial notes, though unfortunately they didn't include the seller's name or the exact cost. I do remember being happy with the price. The seller said this was struck at Tarraco, circa 50-54 AD. I'm not entirely sure of the attribution.

5 commentslordmarcovan
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HADRIAN (117-138 AD), AR denarius, Roma62 viewsObverse- Hadrian Denarius. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, draped far shoulder.
Reverse- P M TR P COS III, Roma seated left on cuirass, shield behind, holding Victory and scepter.
RIC 77, RSC 1103, 19 mm, 3.5 g.
Ex- Mathew Baca, through a swap on Collectors Universe, November, 2011.
While it's not super high grade or anything, I just really like the look of this coin... a lot. With a nice expressive portrait, full legends on both sides, good centering, and some handsome grey-brown toning that sets off the devices superbly, what's not to like? Got this in a trade with Mat, who's been good to deal with. I've been pleased to take on a few of his castoffs. A pretty decent Trajan denarius also came with that deal, but this was the coin that cinched the swap for me.
3 commentslordmarcovan
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Sardeis, Lydia AE1662 viewsobv: Head of young Heracles right
rev: Apollo standing right, holding raven and branch
Struck 2nd-1st century B.C.
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aquilia Severa AR Denarius, AD 220–262 viewsRome, AD 221, AR Denarius, 3.20g., 20mm., BMCRE-335, RIC-226, RSC-2. Obv: IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG; draped bust right. Rx: CONCORDIA; Concordia standing half-left. sacrificing from patera over lighted altar, holding double cornucopia, star to right.

Notes: Rare; Aquilia Severa's "Concordia standing" reverse is more often found with the star in the left field than the right (as on this specimen).
3 commentsMichael K5
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ROMAN LEAD IMPERIAL SEAL – FIRST TETRARCHY, C. AD 29462 viewsThe four tetrarchs sacrificing above tripod

15x17mm; 4.68g;

conical shape; fine

Note: This scene of the four tetrarchs sacrificing is well known from argentei of the First Tetrarchy, albeit there is a turreted enclosure in the background. This seal must be dated at approximately the same time these coins were minted.

From the Gert Boersema sold files
1 commentsJay GT4
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Sear 202262 viewsLatin occupation of Constantinople (1204 – 1261 CE) Billon aspron trachy, weight 3.4g , diameter 29mm. This is Hendy’s “Latin Type B”, large module, attributed to the years 1210-1220, overlapping the last years of Henry of Flanders (1205-1216) and the succeeding troubled period following the election of Peter II of Courteney. Abu Galyon
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Septimius Severus * Liberalitas VI, 193-211 AD. AR Denarius62 views
Septimius Severus * Liberalitas VI, Silver Denarius
"Septimius Severus and family's sixth gift of money to the people."
* Sixth Largesse *

Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG * Laureate head right.
Rev: LIBERLITAS AVG VI - Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter in right hand, arm partially extended, and cornucopia in left hand & arm.

Exergue: (Blank)

Mint: Rome
Struck: 208 AD.

Size: 19 mm.
Weight: 2.80 grams
Die axis: 10°

Condition: Beautiful, clear & clean with bright luster. Some mild splitting of the flan from strike, but well-struck. Good full legends and clear, strong images on both sides, with handsome portrait of the Emperor.

Refs:*
Cohen 298
RIC IV, 278a
SEAR RCV II, (2002), 6306, page 461

Tiathena
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80-10 - VALERIANO I (253 - 260 D.C.)62 viewsAE Sestercio 24,35 mm 10,5 gr.

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

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

Referencias: RIC Vol. Va #182 Pag.52 - Göbl #38g - Sear RCV Vol.III #10025 Pag.272 - DVM #115 Pag.242 - Cohen Vol.V #269 Pag.322
mdelvalle
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Severus Alexander / RIC 278.62 viewsDenarius, 222-223 AD, Antioch mint.
Obv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Rev: FIDES EXERCITVS / Fides seated, holding standard with left hand; right hand extended and holding eagle. Another standard in front of her .
4.20 gm., 19 mm.
RIC 278.
1 commentsCallimachus
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028. Severus Alexander, 222-235. AR Denarius. Victoria.62 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint. AD 231-235.
Obv. Laureate head right IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Rev. Victoria standing left, left hand holding palm, right resting on shield, bound captive at feet VICTORIA AVG.

RIC 257, RSC 558a. aEF.

Struck to commemorate the 'victories' over the Persians in the emperors' eastern campaign of 231-233.
2 commentsLordBest
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Poland, Sigismund III.,(Vasa), (1587-1632 AD) King of Poland, 1/4-AR-Talar-18-Gross, Kopicki 7506, 62 viewsPoland, Sigismund III.,(Vasa), (1587-1632 AD) King of Poland, 1/4-AR-Talar-18-Gross, Kopicki 7506,
Avers: SIGIS:III:D:G•REX•POL:M:D:L•R:PR•, Crowned and armored bust in ruffled collar, right; 1-6 flanking.
Revers: ornament-MONETA:CIVIT:GEDANENSIS, Lions supporting city arms (shield on crowned double cross); •25• above.
diameter: 29mm, weight: 6,55g, axis: 0h,
mint mark: , mint: Danzig (Gdansk), date: 1625 A.D.,
ref: Kopicki 7806, HCz 1523, Gumowski ,
Q-001
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Methymna, Lesbos obol, Silen/ turtle62 views7mm, 0.39g
obv: facing head of Silenos
rev: turtle
(350 - 240 BC)
(Franke Methymna 170, 18A; cf. Klein 793)
2 commentsareich
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VII 049, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•SIRM•, ALEMANIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, #162 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Sirmium, RIC VII 049, AE-3 Follis, -/-//•SIRM•, ALEMANIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, #1
avers:- FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES-5-B1, Laureate head right.
rever:- ALEMANI-A-DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, stepping on captive, holding trophy and palm.
exergo: -/-//•SIRM•, diameter: 18-19,5mm, weight: 2,94g, axis: 6h,
mint: Sirmium, date: 324-325 AD., ref: RIC-VII-49-p475, C2,
Q-001
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 123, AE-3 Follis, S/F over HL/ΔSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R3!!!62 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 123, AE-3 Follis, S/F over HL/ΔSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R3!!!
avers:- IVL-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAESS (5,G8.l.), Laureate, couirassed bust left with spear pointing forward, shield on arm.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, captive seated on ground on either side.
exerg: S/F over HL/ΔSIS*, diameter: 20,5mm, weight: 3,07g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 4th-off, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-123-p439, R3!!!
Q-001
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 161, AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΓSIS*, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V, C1!,62 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 161, AE-3 Follis, -/-//ΓSIS*, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/•/V, C1!,
avers:- IVL-CRIS-PVS-NOB-C, 5, B1, Laureate, head right.
revers:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, Wreath VOT/•/ V with in.
exergo: -/-//ΓSIS*, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,11g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320-321 AD., ref: RIC-VII-161, p-444, 3rd. off., c1,
Q-001
quadrans
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Avar, Strap-end, Avar ornament, Medieval, #0262 viewsAvar, Strap-end, Avar ornament, Medieval, #02
Middle Avar strap end, 7th century,
size:27,5x12,5x2,5mm,
weight:5,41g,
Q-002
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L. Manlius Torquatus and L. Cornelius Sulla - Manlia-462 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC L. Manlius Torquatus and L. Cornelius Sulla. 82 BC. Denarius. Mint moving with Sulla. L. MANLI before, PRO.Q behind, helmeted Roma right / Sulla, being crowned by Victory, in quadriga right; L SVLLA IM in exergue. Crawford 367/5; Syd 757; SRCV 286: Manlia-44 commentsBud Stewart
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SUNGA DYNASTY (185 - 75 B.C.)62 viewsĆ ˝ KARSHAPANA
O: Bull, elephant, swastika and staff symbols.
R: Hill, cross and tree symbols.
3.1g
14 x 15mm
MACW-4348
3 commentsMat
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ADVENTVS AVG62 viewsTrajan Decius antoninianus
Rome mint
5 commentstibsi67
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Teodosio I, zecca di Antiochia (383-395 d.C.)62 viewsAE4, 11 mmm, 1,28 gr. (383-395 d.C.)
D/ DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, busto perlato-diademato, drappeggiato e corazzato a dx
R/ SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Vittoria che avanza a sx, portando un trofeo sulla spalla e trascinando un prigioniero; ANT D (delta) in ex
RIC IX Antiochia 67b
NOTA: identificato sul forum FAC in italiano, presentato dal venditore canadese (ACC, Richmond Hill, Ontario) come imitazione vandala di Valentiniano II
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (19 giugno 2010, numero catalogo 112), ex dr. Alexander Fishman collection (Ancient Coins, Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada, fino al 2010).
paolo
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BYZANTINE, Thessalonica Theodore 1224-123062 viewsObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: Emperor Standing, Holding Labarum-Headed Scepter and Patriarchal Cross-Topped Globus Cruciger, Manus Dei Above
Sear 2168, DO Vol IV pl. XXXIX 10
Laetvs
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Thessaly, Thessalian League. AR Stater.62 viewsCirca 196-146 BC (6.38g, 21mm, 3h). McClean 4953; BMC Thessaly-; SNG Copenhagen-. Obverse Head of Zeus right, wearing oak wreath; monogram behind. Reverse Athena Itona advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield; ethnic ΘΕΣΣΑ-ΛΩ[Ν] around field, K-OT-T-Y below. Nicely struck from high relief dies. Attractive style. Excellent metal. Choice EF.

Ex Pars Coins.

After the Roman Republic’s defeat of Macedon at Kynoskephalai in 197 BC, T. Quinctius Flamininus, the victorious general, headed a senatorial commission set up to establish a protectorate in Greece and he pronounced at the Isthmian Games in July of the following year that those Greek areas (including Thessaly) which were formerly under Macedonian control were now free. Flamininus then revived an independent Thessalian League, which was founded in around the year 1000 BC and was later disbanded after Phillip II of Macedon conquered much of the Greek world in the last quarter of the 4th century BC. Under the new League, the coinage comprised solely of silver in three denominations (stater, drachm, and hemidrachm/obol), and could be considered the first truly Thessalian League "federal" coinage. All issues bore the ethnic ΘΕΣΣΑΛΩΝ, along with the responsible magistrates' names, and were likely minted at Larissa, the capital of the League.
1 commentsJason T
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, (var???), AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•Δ•, VOT•V•/MVLT X•/•/ CAESS, Very Rare, this officina NOT in RIC !!!62 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 036, (var???), AE-3 Follis, -/-//TS•Δ•, VOT•V•/MVLT X•/•/ CAESS, Very Rare, this officina NOT in RIC !!!
Crispus (317-326 A.D.) AE-3-Follis, silvered, RIC has no exact match for this coin. Shares obverse legend of #37 and bust type of #38
avers: DN-FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers: VOT•V•/MVLT X•/•/ CAESS, Wreath, legend within.
exe: -/-//TS•Δ•, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,54g, axis:11h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 317-318 A.D., ref: RIC-36-37-38 variation, RIC-36v-not-listed-Delta-off.-p504-4th.-off.,
Q-001
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142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 113, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSΔVI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/ V, R4!!!62 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 113, AE-3 Follis, -/-//TSΔVI, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/ V, R4!!!
avers:- FL-IVL-CRISPVS-NOB-CAES, 5,B4.l., Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
revers:- CAESARVM-NOSTRORVM, Wreath VOT/ V with in.
exergo: -/-//TSΔVI, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-113, p-512, 4th.off., R4!!!
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Titus RIC 2262 viewsAR Denarius, 3.31g
Rome Mint, 79 AD
RIC 22 (C), BMC 7, RSC 270
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P; Ceres, draped, seated l., holding corn-ear and poppy in extended r. hand and torch upright in l.
Acquired from York Coins, January 2005.

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

A solid coin with a lovely portrait.
1 commentsVespasian70
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Titus Judea capta sestertius62 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, Rome mint, 72 A.D.
Obverse: T CAESAR VESPASIAN IMP IIII PON TR POT II COS II, laureate head right; Reverse: VICTORIA AVGVSTI S C, Victory standing right, foot on helmet, inscribing shield hung on palm tree
Hendin 777, RIC 640, Cohen 383, Scarce
25.82g, 35.2mm
Purchased right here at Forvm Ancient Coins!
2 commentsJerome Holderman
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Titus as Caesar RIC V51862 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 73 AD
RIC V518 (R2), BMC - .RSC -
Obv: T CAES IMP VESP CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: SALVS AVG; Salus std. l., with patera
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

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

A decent coin in good metal featuring an excellent early portrait.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
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022 Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC II 16a, RIC-New 046, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Rome, #162 views022 Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), AR-Denarius, RIC II 16a, RIC-New 046, TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, Rome, #1
avers:- IMP-TITVS-CAES-VESPASIAN-AVG-P-M, Laureate head right.
revers:- TR-P-VIIII-IMP-XV-COS-VII-P-P, Radiate figure on rostral column, holding spear.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: 2,74g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 80 A.D., ref: RIC-II-16a-p-, RIC-new-46, C-289,
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Titus as Caesar RIC V85862 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 76 AD
RIC V858 (R), BMC V186, RSC 52
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS V (high in field); bull stg. r.
Ex Harry N. Sneh Collection.

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

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

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

Decent coin with good metal and a well rendered bull on the reverse.
David Atherton
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, AR Denarius / RIC 12362 viewsAttribution: RIC 123 (RIC IV, Part II), RSC 448
Date: 222-235 AD

Obverse: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: P M TR P XIII COS III P P Sol advancing left raising hand and holding whip

Size: 20mm
Weight: 2.98 grams
4 commentsAnemicOak
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079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 013, Rome, DACIA,62 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 013, Rome, DACIA,
avers:- IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right
revers:- DACIA, Dacia standing left, holding standard,
exerg: , diameter: 21mm, weight: 4,85g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 249-251 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III 013,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0523, Rome, AE-Sestertius, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Victory standing left, 62 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0523, Rome, AE-Sestertius, 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,
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Trajan Denarius 62 viewsOBV: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P
Laureate head right
REV: COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC
Aequitas standing left, holding scale and cornucopia
19mm, 2.81g
RIC118

It is my first Roman Coin!
3 commentsmiffy
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ABVNDANTIA AVG62 viewsTrajan Decius antoninianus
Rome mint
1 commentsTibsi
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PANNONIAE62 viewsTrajan Decius antoninianus
Rome mint
2 commentsTibsi
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RIC 20362 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r., aegis.
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Virtus standing r., holding spear and parazonium; l. foot on helmet.
19 mm, 3.42 g

ex Triton XIII
6 commentsklausklage
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Trajan, RIC 607, Sestertius of AD 112-114 (Aqua Traiana)62 viewsĆ Sestertius (24.4g, Ř33mm, 6h) Rome mint. Struck AD 112-114.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P laureate bust of Trajan right, light drapery on left shoulder.
Rev.: AQVA TRAIANA [in ex.] SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI [around] S C [left and right in ex.] Genius of the Aqua Traiana reclining left in arched shrine supported by two columns; holding reed and resting left arm on urn from which water flows.
RIC 607 [S]; Cohen 23; Strack 421; MIR 448b and pl. 89 (citing 19 examples of this variety); BMC 975; RCV 3179 var. (COS V); RHC 103:53

This type celebrates the construction of the Aqua Traiana which was dedicated on 20 June 109 constructed to improve the water supply of Rome. A branch of the Anio Novus was carried over the valley between the Caelian and the Aventine. The aqueduct terminated in the Transtiberim region of ancient Rome, the present-day Trastevere.
A lofty arcade was built upon the 'agger' of Servilius Tullius and passing over the Via Appia and the Porta Capena to the Piscina Publica. Terra-cotta water pipes with the name of Trajan and a leaden pipe inscribed AQVA TRAIANA have been found in excavations.

Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear / A.C.C.S., Ref. 102CR/RI/C/V, January 8, 2015
1 commentsCharles S
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MARTEM PROGNATOREM62 viewsTrebonianus Gallus antoninianus
Antiochia mint
Rev.: ...PROGNATOREM (instead of ...PROPVGNATOREM)
cca. 5-6 examples known only
extremely rare
1 commentstibsi67
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034 Ulaszlo I. (Wladislas I.)., King of Hungary, (1440-1444 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-469.c, #0162 views034 Ulaszlo I. (Wladislas I.)., King of Hungary, (1440-1444 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-469.c, #01
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: 13,5mm, weight: 0,67g, axis:6h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, 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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SMHε - 3 Dots62 viewsAE3 Follis, 3.10 g, 18 mm, 6 h, 330-333 AD

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

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

Exergue: SMHε

Heraclea mint

RIC VII 129
1 commentsdrjbca
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Vespasian-RIC-142262 viewsAR Denarius
Ephesus mint, 70 AD
RIC 1422 (R), BMC 447, RSC 289, RPC 826 (4 spec.)
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI ORB TERR AVG; Turreted and draped female bust, r.; below, BY

This was a tough one to ID. The obverse legend is not the most legible at a crucial area - the COS date. Upon having it in hand I can see it is COS II. The reverse should have one of two mint marks below the bust, but it is completely worn away. Luckily I found a reverse die match, amazingly the RIC plate coin for 1422, putting this denarius in group 4 with the BY mint mark.

A decent coin with excellent toning and in fine Ephesian style. Much better in hand.
5 commentsDavid Atherton
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Vespasian-RIC-1543A62 viewsAR Denarius, 2.80g
Antioch mint, 72-73 AD
RIC 1543A (R3), BMC - , RSC - , RPC -
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: AVGVR above TRI POT below; priestly implements
Acquired from G&N, eBay, 22 November 2012.

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

It is quite possible there are other examples out there misattributed to Rome as yet unrecognised, as this example had been by the seller. It pays to know your mints!
4 commentsDavid Atherton
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30-01 - AELIO (136 - 138 D.C.)62 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 3.3 gr.

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

Acuńada 137 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #438 Pag.393 - RSC Vol.II #36 Pag. 163 - BMCRE Vol.II #989 - Cohen Vol.II #36 Pag.261 - DVM #4/2 var. Pag.133 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3971 Pag.199 - St. Vol.I #389 - Hill UCR #840
2 commentsmdelvalle
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VALENS-962 viewsObv: D N VALENS P F AVG pearl diademed draped anc cuirassed bust right

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

Exe: TESA Thessalonica mint

Ref: RIX IX 18b type i 2.4g 16mm Dug in Bulgaria
Matthew Raica
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Britain, Caerwent, Venta Silurum, 02, Artistic Impression62 viewsVenta Silurum (modern village of Caerwent, Wales, UK) was a Roman city founded sometime after A.D. 75. It lies on the Roman Road between Caerleon and Gloucester. It was the largest roman civilian settlement in Wales, covering some 44 acres and was created in an attempt to pacify the Silures tribe who had been battling with the Romand for some 25 years. It had an grid system design and whilst initially comprised of a scattered settlement of buildings it evolved and became enclosed c. A.D. 200. Further evolution occurred through to A.D. 350.
The site is now the modern village of Caerwent with many of the houses being build on top of the Roman remains.
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Vespasian62 viewsAR denarius
Weight: 3.52 g
76 AD
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG / laureate head of Vespasian right
Reverse: COS VII / Eagle with wings spread, standing front on low garlanded base, head left
RIC 847

The reverse is possibly a reference to Mucianus death, which occured around the time the coin was minted. After the death of Galba (69), Mucianus and Vespasian (who was at the time in Iudaea) both swore allegiance to Otho, but when the civil war broke out Mucianus persuaded Vespasian to take up arms against Vitellius, who had seized the imperial throne...
4 commentsMarcus Lepidus
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Vespasian, RIC 1191, dupondius, Lugdunum mint, AD 72-73 (Pax)62 viewsĆ Dupondius (13.4g, Ř 28mm, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 72-73
Obv.: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS IIII, radiate head right, globe at tip of bust.
Rev.: PAX AVG (around) S C (field), Pax standing left, sacrificing from patera over altar, holding branch and caduceus.
RIC 1191; Cohen 301;
ex D.Ruskin ("found near Withey, Oxfordshire, UK").
Charles S
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Vespasian / Victory Orichalcum Sestertius62 viewsVespasian, 69-79. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 34mm, 23.49 g 6), Rome, 71.
O: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III Laureate head of Vespasian to right.
R: VICTORIA AVGVSTI, S C in ex, Victory standing right, left foot set on helmet, writing on shield; in right field, mourning Judea seated beneath palm tree.
- BMC 582. BN 560. Cohen 625. RIC 468. Ex Oblos webauction 3 11/15 lot 292, Astarte S.A. XIX '06 Lot 956, UBS Gold & Numismatics '06 Auction 64 lot 173, Auction Numismatica Genevensis 1, Geneva, 27 November 2000, lot 147.
8 commentsNemonater
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Moesia, Viminacium, 083 Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.), PM 05-08-05, -/-//AN XIII, AE-Sestertius, #0162 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 083 Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.), PM 05-08-05, -/-//AN XIII, AE-Sestertius, #01
avers:- IMP-C-GALLVS-P-FELIX-AVG, laureate draped bust right .
revers:- PMSC_OL-VIM, female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in ex. AN XIII .
exergo: -/-//AN XIII, diameter: 26mm, weight:10,46g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 251-252 A.D., ref: Pick-165, PM-5-08-5, Mus-,
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Moesia, Viminacium, 084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), PM 05-26-05, -/-//AN XIII, AE-Sestertius, #0162 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), PM 05-26-05, -/-//AN XIII, AE-Sestertius, #01
avers:- IMP-CAE-C-VIB-VOLVSIANO-AVG, laureate draped bust right .
revers:- PMSC_OL-VIM, female figure (Viminacium or Provincia Moesia) standing, facing left, between bull to left and lion to right, in ex. AN XIII .
exergo: -/-//AN XIII, diameter: mm, weight:g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 251-252 A.D., ref: Pick-175, PM-5-26-5, Mus-
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vitellius, RIC 6662 viewsVitellius
AR Denarius
Rome Mint. 69 A.D.
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP - Laureate bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA P R - Concordia seated left holding patera and cornucopiae.
Ref: RIC 66. Cohen 18. RCV 2196. RSC 18.
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Augusta Traiana Lucius Verus Tullius Maximus62 viewsAUGUSTA TRAIANA

AE 32 15.80g

Lucius Verus

Q. Tullius Maximus (161-169 AD)

Obv: AV KAI Λ AVPH | ΛIOC OVHPOC
Laureate head right

Rev: HΓE TOVΛ MAΞIMOV AVΓOVCTHC
Ex: TPAIANHC
City-gate with three turrets with battlements

rough patina; decent detail on rx

Schönert-Geiss "Die Münzpragung von Augusta Traiana und Traianopolis" #80 p. 65 depicted Tafel 5; Varbanov (E) II 919 p. 83 ( Lanz specimen depicted); BMC -; Mionnet -
Petrus Elmsley
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61 viewsSCOTLAND, Communion Tokens. Dalziel. Robert Clason
Minister, circa 1786-1801
PB Token (20mm, 3.15 g)
Dated 1798
Dalzel/ R C/ 1798
Blank
Barzinski 1873; Brook -

Museum number in india ink on reverse: 5971730 (?)

Ex Lockdale's 83 (27 March 2011), lot 1112
2 commentsArdatirion
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Philadelphia, Lydia61 views159-133 B.C.
Bronze Ć16
4.84 gm, 16 mm
Obv.: Macedonian shield
Rev.: ΦIΛAΔEΛ/ΦEΩN above and below thunderbolt, monogram above, all within olive wreath
BMC Lydia, p.187, 1, 2; Sear 4723; cf SNG Von Aulock 3060.

Another view
2 commentsJaimelai
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0064 - Denarius Septimius Severus 193 AC61 viewsObv/IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I, laureate headof Septimius r.
Rev/LIBERAL AVG, Liberalitas standing front draped, head to r., holding abacus and cornucopiae.

Ag, 19.6mm, 2.82g
Mint: Emesa (?)
RIC -- - BMCRE -- (p.89)
ex-Jean Elsen et Fils, auction 95, lot 161
1 commentsdafnis
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DIOCLETIAN61 viewsAE follis. Serdica 305-307 AD. 9,33 grs. Laureate bust right,wearing imperial mantle,and holding branch and mappa. D N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG. / Quies and Providentia,the latter holding branch and leaning on sceptre facing each other. PROVIDENTIA DEORUM QUIES AVGG. S A F in field. .SM. SD. in exergue. C.493 (2f). RIC.15 b.
benito
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Roman Empire, Domitian.61 viewsAR denarius. 92 AD. 3,18 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI / Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column,brandishing javelin and armed with shield. Owl at feet. IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P.
Old RIC 167a. New RIC 730. RSC 273.
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GALBA61 viewsGALBA
AR denarius. 69 AD. Laureate head right. IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG / Livia standing left, holding patera and scepter.DIVA AVGVSTA . RIC 186. RSC 55.

He showed marked respect to Livia Augusta, to whose favor he owed great influence during her lifetime and by whose last will he almost became a rich man; for he had the largest bequest among her legatees, one of fifty million sesterces. But because the sum was designated in figures and not written out in words, Tiberius, who was her heir, reduced the bequest to five hundred thousand, and Galba never received even that. Suetonius 5.2
With this coin Galba wished to demonstrate continuity with the Julio-Claudian dinasty that had ruled for the last century, through his close friendship with Livia.



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THRACE, LYSIMACHOS, Struck circa 301/0-300/299 BC61 viewsAR Drachm, 17mm, 4.16 g, 12h
In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon; Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint.

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

Thompson 93 corr. (lion head, not forepart); Price 1993; Müller 332
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YEAR-END REVIEW OF GREEK COLLECTION (OBVERSE)61 viewsClick on picture for bigger resolution.

Top row from left to right: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC **ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Sixth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fifth row: IONIA, EPHESOS. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 405-390 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC **MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Fourth row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Third row: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**CARIA. Pixodaros AR Didrachm. Circa 341-335 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Second Row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC** THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**CAMPANIA, NEAPOLIS. AR Nomos. Circa 275-250 BC**LYCIA, PRE-DYNASTIC. AR Stater. Circa 520-460 BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
1 commentsJason T
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YEAR-END REVIEW OF GREEK COLLECTION (REVERSE)61 viewsTHE LESS OFTEN DISPLAYED SIDE OF MY COINS.
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Top row from left to right: MYSIA, PERGAMMON. Eumenes I AR Tetradrachm. Circa 263-241 BC **ILLYRIA, DYRRHACHION. AR Stater. Circa 340-280 BC**IONIA, SMYRNA. AR “Stephanophoric” Tetradrachm. Circa 150-145 BC** PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON. AR Stater. Circa 335-330 BC**ATTICA, ATHENS. “New style” Tetradrachm. Circa 169 BC.

Sixth row: BACTRIA, Antialkidas. AR Drachm. Circa 145-135 BC**CAPPADOCIA. Ariobarzanes I AR Drachm. Circa 96-63 BC**THRACE, ABDERA. AR Tetrobol. Circa 360-350 BC**THRACE, CHERSONESSOS. AR Hemidrachm. Circa 386-338 BC.

Fifth row: IONIA, EPHESOS. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 405-390 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Mazaios AR Stater. Circa 361-334 BC **MACEDONIA. Kassander AR Tetradrachm. Circa 317-315 BC**AKARNANIA, LEUKAS. AR Stater. Circa 320-280 BC**PAMPHYLIA, ASPENDOS. AR Stater. Circa 330-300 BC.

Fourth row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos VI AR Drachm. Circa 144-143 BC**LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 340-330 BC**LUCANIA, VELIA. AR Stater. Circa 280 BC**PARTHIA. Mithradates II AR Drachm. Circa 121-91 BC.

Third row: AEOLIS, MYRINA. AR "Stephanophoric" Tetradrachm. Circa 150 BC**CARIA. Pixodaros AR Didrachm. Circa 341-335 BC**THRACE. Lysimachos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 297-281 BC**CILICIA, TARSOS. Pharnabazos AR Stater. Circa 380-374 BC**THRACE, MARONEIA. AR Tetradrachm. Mid 2nd cent. BC.

Second Row: LUCANIA, METAPONTION. AR Stater. Circa 510-480 BC** THESSALIAN LEAGUE. AR Stater. Circa 196-146 BC**CAMPANIA, NEAPOLIS. AR Nomos. Circa 275-250 BC**LYCIA, PRE-DYNASTIC. AR Stater. Circa 520-460 BC.

Bottom row: SELEUKID SYRIA. Antiochos Euergetes VII AR Tetradrachm. Circa 138-129 BC**MACEDON. Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Circa 325-315 BC**CILICIA, AIGEAI. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 30 BC**PAIONIA. Patraos AR Tetradrachm. Circa 335-315 BC**PAMPHYLIA, SIDE. AR Tetradrachm. Circa 155-36 BC.
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Hadrian, Sestertius - 006561 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III P P , laureate and draped bust right
RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE, Hadrian raising kneeling figure of Hipania
24.3 gr
Ref : RCV # 3633, scarce

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Potator II
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012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-075, D-123, Egypt, Alexandria, MEΣΣAΛI-NA KAIΣ ΣEBAΣ, Messalina standing facing,61 views012p Claudius-I (41-54 A.D.), AR-Tetradrachm, G-075, D-123, Egypt, Alexandria, MEΣΣAΛI-NA KAIΣ ΣEBAΣ, Messalina standing facing,
avers:- TI KΛAΥΔI KAIΣ ΣEBA ΓERMANI AΥTOK, laureate head of Claudius right, LΓ before
revers:- MEΣΣAΛI-NA KAIΣ ΣEBAΣ, Messalina standing facing, head left, leaning on draped column, holding figures of two children in extended right hand and cradling two grain ears in left arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25mm, weight: 11,50g, axis: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date: Year (LΓ) 3 = 42-43 A.D., ref: Geissen-075, Dattari-123, Kapmann-Ganschow-12.22-p-5˝, RPC-5131, Milne 77,
Q-001
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Diva Faustina II, Sestertius61 viewsPosthumous issue, Rome mint, after AD 176
DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right
SIDERIBVS RECEPTA, Diana standing right, holding a torch, SC in field
19.76 gr
Ref : Cohen # 215, RCV # 5233 v
Potator II
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Leo I and Verina, Verina Standing61 viewsBronze AE4, RIC 713-718, Fair, 1.23g, 10.8mm, 45o, obverse D N LE-O (or similar), Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse Empress Verina standing facing holding cross on globe and transverse scepter, b - E across fields, ex Forumecoli73
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Constantius II61 viewsConstantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.
Bronze AE 2, desert patina, mint: Antioch, obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier, ANBI in ex Antioch 132
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Caracalla, Tetradrachm61 viewsTetratrachm struck in Antioch, c.209-212 AD
AVT KAI ANTWNEIN C CEB, Laureate bust of Caracalla right
DHMARX.....PATO.TO.TOG, Eagle facing with wreath in beak
13.65 gr
Ref : Sear #2649 var, Prieur # 214A_001 (unique to date with this reverse legend lacking C : "should" be TOC.TOG. Thanks to Michel Prieur for the additionnal informations)
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GREEK, Sicily, Syracruse, Litra. Segunda Democracia (466-406 aC)61 viewsCeca: Siracusa (Sicilia)
Datación: 470-466 aC. Emisión bajo Keto
Valor: Litra
Catálogo: Boehringer 467; SNG ANS 138; Sear Greek Coins 929
Conservación: EBC-
Metal: AR
Peso: 0,65 gr.
Diámetro: 13 mm.
Anverso: Cabeza diademada de Artemisa-Arethusa a derecha, llevando pendiente, collar y diadema de cuentas. Leyenda EYPA.
Reverso: Pulpo
3 commentsJuan B
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020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), G-287, D-379, Egypt, Alexandria, AR-Tetradrachm, LΓ, Isis bust right,61 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), G-287, D-379, Egypt, Alexandria, AR-Tetradrachm, LΓ, Isis bust right,
avers:- AYTOK-KAIΣ-ΣEBA-OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, laureate head of Vespasianus right.
revers:- LΓ, Isis bust right.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 25mm, weight: 12,14g, axis: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date: Year (LΓ) 3 = 70-71 A.D., ref: Geissen-287, Dattari-379, Kapmann-Ganschow-20.29-p-69, RPC-2430, Milne- ,
Q-001
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Macrinus AE 25 Markianopolis61 viewsMoushmov 527, SNGCop 221
10.5 g, 25 mm
Magistrate Pontianus
AVT K M OPEL MAKPEINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
VP PONTIANOV MAPKIANOPOLEITWN, Tyche standing left with rudder and cornucopiae
Rare
2 commentsMark Z2
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Nero to Trajan61 viewsA virtual tray showing coins as they are actually displayed in my collection
Please, click to enlarge
Full description attribution and references of the coins are available in my different galleries
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0959, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT XXII IMP V COS III, Victory advancing left,61 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0959, Rome, AE-Sestertius, TR POT XXII IMP V COS III, Victory advancing left,
avers:- M-ANTONINVS-AVG-ARM-PARTH-MAX, Laureate head, right.
revers:- TR-POT-XXII-IMP-V-COS III, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm, S-C across fields,
exerg: S/C//--, diameter: 29,5-31mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date:168 A.D., ref: RIC-III-959, p-290, Cohen 819,
Q-001
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0025, Rome, AR-denarius, TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P, Mars advancing right,61 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0025, Rome, AR-denarius, TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P, Mars advancing right,
avers:- M-COMMODVS-ANTONINVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- TR-P-VII-IMP-IIII-COS-III-P-P, Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h ,
mint: Rome, date: 181-82 A.D., ref: RIC-III-025, p-369, C-821,824,
Q-001
quadrans
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Gallienus, Sestertius61 viewsRome mint, AD 253-255
IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, Laureate and draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus right
CONCORDIA EXERCIT, Concordia standing left, holding double cornucopia and patera.
18.5 gr
Ref : RIC # 209, Göbl # 15dd, Cohen #132, RCV #10467
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Carus61 viewsAntoninianus
OV: Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust right
Leg: IMP C M AVR CARVS AVG
RV: Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre /"B" in left field
Leg: PAX AVG
Ex: -
Lugdunum
RIC 13
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus Silvered Antoninianus61 viewsGöbl MIR 1634i, SRCV 10290 var (various mintmarks), RIC V 651 var (same) Antioch, AHG 407 (this coin); 265 A.D.
3.531g, 21.8mm, 180o
GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
MINERVA AVG, Minerva standing right, helmeted, spear in right, resting left hand on shield set on ground
Notes: From the Antioch Hoard of Gallienus.
Not recorded in RIC without either a branch or SPQR in exergue. MIR only records 2 examples of this variety
Rare
Ex: FORVM
Mark Z
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Thrace, Hadriannopolis, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Varbanov II 3354, AE-18, AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEITON, Bunch of grapes,61 viewsThrace, Hadriannopolis, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Varbanov II 3354, AE-18, AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEITON, Bunch of grapes,
avers:- AVK•Λ•CEΠ•CEV•H•POC, Laureate head right.
revers:-AΔPIANO-ΠOΛEITON, Bunch of grapes.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,40g, axis: 1 h,
mint: Thrace, Hadriannopolis, date: 193-211 A.D., ref:Varbanov II 3354, p-277,
Q-001
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05. Philip III.61 viewsTetradrachm, 323 - 317 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M at left, ΛΥ between the rungs of the throne.
16.99 gm., 27 mm.
P. #P181; M. #99; S. #6749.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 455) that coins with the M-ΛΥ monograms may have to be assigned to Susa after further study.
Callimachus
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Constantius, Follis - 007061 viewsCyzicus mint, 2nd officina
IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, genius standing left, KB at exergue
9.65 gr
Constance Chlore, follis, Ref : Cohen # 102, SUP
Potator II
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus61 viewsRIC Vb 225 Antioch 268 A.D.
3.42 g, 20 mm x 21 mm
IMP C CLAVDIVS PF AVG, radiate head left
VIRTVS AVG, Minerva standing right, holding spear, resting hand on shield
Mark Z
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Bithynia, Nikaia, 062 Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), BMC ???, AE-22, NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, #161 viewsBithynia, Nikaia, 062 Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), BMC ???, AE-22, NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, #1
avers:- M-AVP-CEVH-AΛEΞANΔROC-AVΓ, Laureate head right,
revers:- NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, Between and beneath three standards.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21mm, weight: 5,94g, axis: 1h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: A.D., ref: BMC ???,
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062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC 103var(3)., AE-22, NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, #261 views062p Severus Alexander (222-235 A.D.), Bithynia, Nikaia, BMC 103var(3)., AE-22, NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, #2
avers:- M AVP CEVH AΛEΞANΔROC AV, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from the back.
revers:- NI-K-AI-E/ΩN, Between and beneath three standards.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Bithynia, Nikaia, date: A.D., ref: BMC 103var(3).,
Q-002
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 018, AR-Antoninianus, Rome, P M TR P II COS P P, Providentia standing left, #161 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 018, AR-Antoninianus, Rome, P M TR P II COS P P, Providentia standing left, #1
avers: IMP-CAES-M-ANT-GORDIANVS-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers: P-M-TR-P-II-COS-P-P, Providentia standing left with scepter and globe.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 19,5-21mm, weight: 3,90g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 238 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III-018, p-, RSC-1,
Q-001
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075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-III 127, AR-Antoninianus, IVNO-CONSERVAT, Iuno veiled, standing left, #161 views075 Otacilia Severa (?-249 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-III 127, AR-Antoninianus, IVNO-CONSERVAT, Iuno veiled, standing left, #1
avers:- M-OTACIL-SEVERA-AVG, Diademedand draped bust right, on crescent.
revers:- IVNO-CONSERVAT, Iuno ( the consort of Jupiter) veiled, standing left,, holding patera and scepter.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter:21,5-23,5mm, weight:g, axis:h,
mint: Rome, date:246-248A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-127, p-, C-,
Q-001
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Constantius II61 viewsConstantius II AE3. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers holding spears & shields with two standards between them, RBT in ex.3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Postumus61 viewsBetter photo

Postumus Antoninianus. IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / VBERTAS AVG, Uberitas standing left, holding purse & caduceus. RIC V-II Cologne 330


Treveri (Trier) mint. 4th emission, 2nd phase, group 2. Struck AD 267. RIC V 330; Mairat 136.
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Carinus Alexandian Tet.61 viewsAE Tetradrachm, 282-283 AD
Obv: AKMA KAPINOC CEB, Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: ETOVC, Nike advancing right, holding wreath.
19mm.
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Trajan Sestertius61 viewsAE Sestertius, 103 AD
Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR, Laureate head right
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI / SC, Victory standing right inscribing VIC / DAC on shield which rests on a palm trunk.
34mm. 25.2 grams
Van Meter 54/6
jdholds
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Maximianus, Egypt Alexandria, Potin Tetradrachm, 286-287 AD 61 viewsMaximianus, Egypt Alexandria, Potin Tetradrachm, 286-287 AD
Obverse: AK MAOVA MAXIMIANOC CEB, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: LB, Elpis standing left holding flower
Emmett 4114
19mm, 8.1gm
Antonivs Protti
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Elagabalus Moushmov 61761 viewsAE 27, Markianopolis, 218-222 AD
Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTWNEINOC , Laureate head right.
Rev:VP IOVL ANT CELEVKOV MARKIANOPOLITWN. Nike advancing left with wreath and palm.
27mm, 12.1 gm
Moushmov 617.
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CAMPGATE, Constantine I, AE3 Thessalonica61 viewsAttribution: RIC 153 (RIC VII)

Mint: Thessalonica; SMTSB

Date: 326-328 AD

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG; laureate head right

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG; campgate with two turrets, star above, SMTSB in exergue

Size:

Weight:
AnemicOak
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German states. Prussia. Friederich II 1740 - 1786. .3680 silver 1/24 Thaler 1783-A.61 viewsGerman states. Prussia. Friederich II 1740 - 1786. .3680 silver 1/24 Thaler 1783-A. Crowned R divides date / 24 EINEN THALER A above sprigs.

KM 15
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