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Germaincus by Gaius SIGNIS RECEPT DEVICTIS GERM RIC 57.jpg
Germanicus by Gaius SIGNIS RECEPT DEVICTIS GERM RIC 57339 viewsDupondius, 30mm, 14.17g.

Obverse: GERMANICVS/CAESAR in two lines across field, Germanicus, bare-headed and cloaked, in slow quadriga, R. Eagle-tipped sceptre in L hand.

Reverse: SIGNIS - RECEPT/DEVICTIS - GERM/S - C in three lines to L and R of Germanicus, bareheaded and cuirassed, standing L, R hand raised, L holding eagle-tipped sceptre.

Struck under Gaius in honour of his father, 37-41.

Rome, RIC 57, Common.

The coin is badly struck rather than heavily worn. Issued to commemorate Germanicus' capture of the standards lost in the Teutoberg Forest in 9AD. He had been awarded the ornamenta triumphalia by Augustus, the trappings of a triumph without the thing itself; the full triumph was finally awarded by Tiberius in Ad15, but not actually celebrated until Germanicus returned to Rome in 17, after a successful campaign. Although RIC does not say so, I assume the figure of Germanicus in a quadriga commemorates the triumph.
3 commentsRobert_Brenchley
Probus CONCORDIA MILIT RIC 481.jpg
CONCORD MILIT RIC 481266 viewsAnt, 21mm, 2.97g.

Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Helmeted, radiate and cuirassed bust L, holding spear and shield.

Reverse: CONC-ORD-MILIT, Concordia standing L holding two standards.

E in L field, PXXI in exe.

Ticinium, 280-2.

EQUITAS series.

RIC 481, Common.
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Augustus M SALVIVS OTHO RIC 431.jpg
Augustus Moneyer's As RIC 431240 viewsAS, 30mm, 9.73g.

Obverse: CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBUNIC POT, bare head R.

Reverse: M SALVIVS OTHO around large SC.

Rome, 7BCE.

RIC 431, Common.

It could do with some more cleaning on the reverse, to bring out the SC, but I've never had the confidence to do it.
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Nero PROVIDENT.jpg
Nero Balkan mint as234 viewsAs, 26mm, 8.74g.

Obverse: NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM PM PP, laureate head R.

Reverse: Altar with doors, SC. PROVIDENT in exe.

Balkan mint, unlisted.

My best ever uncleaned, from a crusty.
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Probus ADVENTVS AVG RIC 157-2.jpg
ADVENTVS AVG, RIC 157168 viewsAnt.

Obverse: IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: ADVENTVS AVG, Probus on horseback, arm raised L, trampling captive.

Exe: R crescent delta.

Rome.

RIC 157, Common.

Langtoft Hoard.

A much nicer coin than my other example of the type!
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Postumus VBERITAS AVG RIC 330-2.jpg
VBERITAS AVG RIC V/2 330156 viewsAnt, 21mm, 3.76g.

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

Reverse: VBERITAS AVG, Uberitas standing L with purse and cornucopia.

Trier, Issue 4, Officina B.

RIC V/2 330, Common.

The scarcer variant with VBERITAS spelt correctly.
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Crispus VIRTVS EXERCIT RIC 103.jpg
Crispus VIRTVS EXERCIT RIC VII Lugdunum 103152 viewsAE3, 18mm, 2.61g.

Obverse: DN CRISPO NOB CAES, laureate head R.

Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT, Trophy with bound captive to each side. A inL field, S in R.

Exe: PLG (Lugdunum)
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Probus PROVIDENTIA AVG RIC 46.jpg
PROVIDENTIA AVG, RIC 46136 viewsAnt. IMP C MAVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust R. PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing L, holding globe and cornucopia. III in exe. Lugdunum, RIC 46, Common. 2nd emission, 2nd phase. Langtoft 1 hoard.1 commentsRobert_Brenchley
Probus TEMPOR FELICI RIC 104.jpg
TEMPOR FELICI, RIC 104134 viewsAnt. IMP C PROBVS PF AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust R. TEMPOR FELICI, Felicitas standing R with caduceus and cornucopia. I in exe. Lugdunum, 4th emission, 278-9. RIC 104, Common.1 commentsRobert_Brenchley
Probus ADVENTVS AVG RIC 157.jpg
ADVENTVS AVG, RIC 157127 viewsAnt. IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust R. ADVENTVS AVG, Probus on horseback L, trampling captive. R* delta in exe. Rome, RIC 157, Common.

Its not a bad coin, but a previous owner varnished it, which is something of an irritant.
Robert_Brenchley
Phraates IV S52.10.jpg
Phraates IV S52.10126 viewsPhraates IV 38-2BC. Drachm, 18mm, 3.70g

Obverse: Bareheaded bust L, pointed beard, wart on brow, segmented necklet, wearing diadem, eagle bearing wreath behind head.

Reverse: Archer seated R on throne, holding bow. BASILEWS BASILEWN/ARSAKOY/APIPHANOUS FILHELLHNOS

Sellwood 52.10
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Claudius II FELICITAS AVG RIC 33.jpg
FELICITAS AVG RIC V/1 33 var115 viewsAnt, 18x20mm, 2.18g.

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate head R.

Reverse: FELICITAS AVG, Felicitas standing L holding caduceus and cornucopia. B in L field.

Rome mint.

RIC 33v, with a variant inscription; RIC has IMP CLAVDIVS AVG.
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Aureolus FIDES EQVIT RIC 378.jpg
Aureolus for Postumus FIDES EQVIT RIC V/2 378113 viewsAnt, 19mm, 2.76g.

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

Reverse: FIDES EQVIT, Fides seated L with patera & Standard.

Exe: P

RIC V/2 378, 268, Common.

Milan. Struck by Aureolus in Postumus' name.
Robert_Brenchley
Constantine I GLORIA EXERCITVS RIC 86.jpg
Constantine I GLORIA EXERCITVS RIC VII Antioch 86113 viewsAE4, 14mm, 2.42g.

Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, 2 soldiers, 2 standards, dots in standards.

Exe: SMANA (Antioch, Officina 1).

RIC VII 86, 335, C2.
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Orodes II S48.jpg
Orodes II Sellwood 48.9113 viewsDrachm, 21x18mm, 4.05g.

Obverse: Bareheaded bust L, pointed beard, wearing diadem, royal wart on forehead, star L, crescent and star R, wearing torque with horse's head end.

Reverse: Archer seated R on throne, anchor-like symbol L, monogram below bow.

Blundered inscription recogniseable as:

BASILEWS BASILEWN/ARSAKOU/EUERGETOU DIKAIOU/EPIFANOUS FILELLHNOS

The letters of the inscription are only about 1mm high, which may well explain the minor blundering; some Parthian celators, especially under the later rulers, were clearly illiterate in Greek, and substituted patterns for writing, but the meaning of this one is apparent.

Orodes II was the king who destroyed Crassus and his army at Carrhae in 53 BC.
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Gallienus VIRTUS AVG RIC 669.jpg
VIRTVS AVG, RIC 699112 viewsAnt, GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate and Cuirassed R; VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing R holding spear and shield. Antioch, RIC 699, Common.

I wish I had a 'before' pic of this one; it came covered in green tarlike patina which concealed most of the detail, apart from the odd bit of bare metal sticking out. I could just about tell it was Gallienus and that was all. Now, OK, you can tell its been stripped, but at least it has good detail.
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Constantine I BEATA TRANQUILLITAS RIC 368.jpg
Constantine I BEATA TRANQVILLITAS RIC VII 368110 viewsAE3, 20mm, 2.90g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, Helmeted & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, Altar with VOT/XX, surmounted by globe, three stars above.

Exe: dot PTR dot.

RIC VII 368, Trier, C3.
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probus CLEMENTIA TEMP RIC 928.jpg
CLEMENTIA TEMP RIC 928110 viewsAnt. IMP C MAVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust R, seen from the back. CLEMENTIA TEMP, Probus receiving globe from Jupiter. Crescent in field, KA in exe. Tripolis, RIC 928, Common.1 commentsRobert_Brenchley
Gotarzes I S33.4~0.jpg
Sinatrukes S33.4109 viewsSinatrukes, c77-70BCE. 19mm, 3.80g.

Obverse: Long-bearded bust L, wearing tiara with stag devices and ear flaps.

Reverse: Archer seated R on throne holding bow. BASILEWS/METALLOY/ARSAKOY/QEOPATROY NIKATOROS

Sellwood 33.4.
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Postumus HERC PACIFERO RIC 67.jpg
Postumus HERC PACIFERO RIC V/2 67109 viewsAnt, 21mm, 3.65g.

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

Reverse: HERC PACIFERO, Hercules standing L with club, branch and lion skin.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 2.

RIC 67, Common.

Robert_Brenchley
Constans VOT XX MVLT XXX RIC 52.jpg
Constans VOT XX MVLT XXX RIC VIII Nicomedia 52108 viewsAE4, 16mm, 1.39g.

Obverse: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG rosette-diademmed head R.

Reverse: VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX within wreath.

Exe SMN?

RIC VIII 52 Nicomedia, 347-8, Scarce.
Robert_Brenchley
Vologases III S78.3.jpg
Vologases III S78.3108 viewsVologases III 105-147AD. Drachm, 21x17mm, 3.80g.

Obverse: Bareheaded bust L with long pointed beard, wearing diadem with loop and three ends. Earring visible, border of dots.

Reverse: Archer seated on throne R, holding bow. Blundered inscription.
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Gallienvs LIBERO P CONS AVG RIC 230~0.jpg
LIBERO P CONS AVG, RIC 230107 viewsAnt, 21mm, 2.81g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head R.

Reverse: LIBERO P CONS AVG, Panther walking L. B in exe.

Rome, RIC 230.
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Constantine I PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG RIC 286.jpg
Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Arles 286106 viewsAE3, 19mm, 2.65g

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, ;aureate head R.

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

Exe: PA crescent RL (Arles, officina 1)

RIC V286, 325-6, S.
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Constantine I VOT XX RIC 60.jpg
Constantine I VOT XX RIC VII Heraclea 60106 viewsAE3, 19mm, 3.99g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head L.

Reverse: DN CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, VOT/XX in wreath.

Exe: SMH delta (Heraclea, Officina 4)

RIC VII 60, 324, C2.
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Postumus VIRTVS AVG RIC 93.jpg
Postumus VIRTVS AVG RIC V/2 93105 viewsAnt, 22mm, 4.59g.

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

Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing R holding spear and leaning on shield.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 2.

RIC 93, Common.

This example is on a thicker flan than normal, thus the unusally heave weight.
Robert_Brenchley
Postumus SALVS AVG RIC 85.jpg
Postumus SALVS AVG RIC V/2 85104 viewsAnt, 23mm, 3.49g.

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

Reverse: SALVS AVG, Salus standing L feeding snake over altar with flame, & leaning on anchor.

RIC V/2 85, Common.
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Claudius II AEQVITAS AVG RIC 33var.JPG
AEQVITAS AVG RIC V/1 14102 viewsAnt, 17x20mm, 2.05g.

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate head R.

Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing L holding scales and cornucopia. Stigma in R field.

Rome mint.

RIC 14, Common.
Robert_Brenchley
Claudius II GENIUS EXERCI RIC 48.jpg
GENIVS EXERCI RIC V/1 48102 viewsAnt, 21mm, 2.49g.

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate head R.

Reverse: GENIUS EXERCI, Genius standing L holding cornucopia and patera. Z in R field.

Rome mint.

RIC 48, Common.

A rather grotesque portrait, with an interesting flan flaw. A large crack goes right through the flan, running almost parallel to the faces. It takes seriously cruddy metal to produce something like that. The reverse is struck from a worn die.
Robert_Brenchley
Constantine I VIRTVS-EXERCIT RIC 291.jpg
Constantine I VIRTVS EXERCIT RIC VII Trier 291102 viewsAE3, 19mm, 3.30g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: VIRTVS - EXERCIT, vexillum inscribed VOT/XX between two captives. T in L field, F in R.

Exe: Dot PTR (Trier, Officina 1).

RIC VII 291, 320-1, S
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Postumus LAETITIA AVG RIC 73.jpg
Postumus LAETITIA AVG RIC V/2 73102 viewsAnt, 22mm, 3.67g.

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

Reverse: LAETITA AVG, galley L with steersman and four rowers.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 1.

RIC 73, Common.
Robert_Brenchley
Constans VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN RIC 195.jpg
Constans VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN RIC VII Trier 195100 viewsAE4, 16mm, 1.92g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-S PF AVG, Rosette-diademmed, draped 7 cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN, Two Victories facing, holding wreath & palm. D in centre field.

Exe TRS.

RIC VIII Trier 195, 347-8, C5.
Robert_Brenchley
Darius S36.17.jpg
Darius of Media Atropatene S36.17100 viewsDarius, C70's BC. Drachm. 20mm, 3.65g.

Obverse: Bareheaded bust L with short beard and spiral torque.

Reverse: Archer seated R on throne holding bow. Blundered inscription.

Sellwood 36.17

Darius was probably a provincial governor, and the attribution has been questioned due to the wide distribution of his coinage, whhich was produced at numerous mints..
Robert_Brenchley
Probus RESTITVT O - RBIS RIC 733.jpg
RESTITVT O- RBIS RIC 733100 viewsAnt, 22mm.

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: RESTITVT O - RBIS, Female figure R presenting wreath to emperor standing L, holding globe and sceptre.

T in centre field, XXI in exe.

Siscia, RIC 733, Common.
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Claudius II PAX AVG RIC 156.jpg
PAX AVG RIC V/1 15699 viewsAnt, 20mm, 2.51g.

Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, seen from the rear.

Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax walking L with branch and transverse sceptre. T in exe.

Mediolanum mint, Officina 3.

RIC 156, Common.
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Crispus PROVIDENTIA CAESS London RIC295.jpg
Cirspus PROVIDENTIA CAESS RIC VII London 29599 viewsAE3, 20mm, 3.19g.

Obverse: FL IVL RISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, darped and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, gate, six rows, two turrets, star above.

Exe: PLON (London)

RIC VII 295, 324-5, C3.
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Probus CONCORDIA MILIT RIC 650.jpg
CONCORD MILIT, RIC 65098 viewsAnt. IMP C MAVR PROBVS PF AVG, Radiate bust L wearing imperial mantle, holding sceptre with eagle. CONCORD MILIT, Probus and Concordia clasping hands. T in field, XXI in exe. Siscia, RIC 650, scarce.1 commentsRobert_Brenchley
Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC 200.jpg
Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Siscia 20097 viewsAE3, 19m, 2.94g.


Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head R.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, gate with two turrets, no door, 8 rows, with a row of arches with central dots above, and hatched base below. Star above.

Exe: dot gamma SIS dot (Siscia, Officina 3).

RIC VII 200, C3.
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Crispus VOT X RIC 181.jpg
Crispus VOT X RIC VII Siscia 18197 viewsAE3, 19mm, 2.42g.

Obverse: IVL CRISP-VS NOB C, laureate head R.

Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT/X in wreath.

Exe: ASIS sunburst (Siscia)

RIC VII 181, 321-4, C1.
Robert_Brenchley
Postumus SAECVLO FRUGIFERO RIC 84.jpg
SAECVLO FRVGIFERO RIC V/2 8496 viewsAnt, 22mm, 3.13g.

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

Reverse: SAECVLO FRVGIFERO, Winged caduceus.

Reiwe, Officina A, Issue 4.

RIC V/2 84, Scarce.
Robert_Brenchley
Mattathias Antigonus H483.jpg
Mattathias Antigonus prutah, H 483, TJC 4093 viewsPrutah, 12x14mm, 1.31g.

Obverse: MTT/YH in two lines, in retrograde Hebrew

Reverse: Double cornucopia with an ear of grain between.

Hendin 483

Treasury of Jewish Coins 40.

There are two interesting things about these coins. Firstly, the flans were cast in double-sided moulds, giving a rather odd appearance. Secondly, the Hebrew inscription is retrograde. Meshorer says that signatures were sometimes reversed in the ancient world, and thus the inscription may have this character.
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Constantine I VOT XX RIC 252.jpg
Constantine I VOT XX RIC VII Arles 25291 viewsAE3, 20mm, 2.30g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TNVS AVG, laureate head R.

Reverse: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT/XX in wreath.

Exe: P*AR (Arles, Officina 1).

RIC VII 252,322-3, C2.
Robert_Brenchley
Postumus PAX AVGVSTI RIC 79.jpg
Postumus PAX AVGVSTI RIC V/2 7991 viewsAnt, 19mm, 2.30g.

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


Reverse: PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing L with branch and sceptre.

Trier, Officina A, issue 5.

RIC 79, Common.
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Alexander Jannaeus TJC K17.jpg
Alexander Jannaeus (103-76BC) Hendin 470, TJC K1788 viewsPrutah, 15mm, 1.26g.

Obverse: ALEXANDROU BASILEWS around anchor.

Reverse: 8-pointed star within diadem, HMLK CHN followed by a symbol, between rays.

Hendin 470

Treasury of Jewish Coins K17

A rare variant known from a single die. The significance of the reverse inscription, 'The King [and] Priest' isn't known.
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Claudius II SALVS AVG RIC 217.jpg
Claudius II SALVS AVG RIC V/1 21788 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.77g.

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate head L.

Reverse: SALVS AVG, Isis Faria standing L with sistrum and basket.

Antioch mint.

Ric V/1 217, Scarce.

The reverse is traditionally attributed to Isis Faria, but there's nothing on the coin to identify the figure specifically with the Pharos.
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Constans FRL TEMP REPARATIO RIC 243.jpg
Constans FEL TEMP REPARATIO RIC VIII Trier 24388 viewsAE2, 20x22mm, 5.66g.

Obverse: DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, Pearl-diademmed, draped & cuirassed bust r. A behind bust.

Reverse: FEL TEMP - REPARATIO, Emperor standing L on galley, holding victory & labarum, steered by Victory. A in L field.

Exe TRP.

RIC VIII Trier 243, 218-9, C2.
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Claucius II AEQVITAS AVG RIC 197.jpg
Claudius II AEQVITAS AVG RIC V/1 19787 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.02g.

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate head R.

Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing L with scales and cornucopia.

Antioch mint.

RIC V/1 197, Common.
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Constans VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN RIC 185.jpg
Constans VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN RIC VIII 18587 viewsAE4, 16mm, 1.72g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-S PF AVG, Rosette-diademmed, draped & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN, Two Victories facing, holding wreath and palm.

Exe ASIS.

RIC VIII Siscia 185, 347-8, C2.
Robert_Brenchley
Mithridates II S28.7.jpg
Mithridates II S28.787 viewsMithridates II C123-88BC. Drachm. 20mm, 4.22g.

Obverse: Long-bearded bust L, wearing tiara, border of dots, earring visible.

Reverse: Archer seated R on throne, holding bow. BASIEWS/BASILEWN/METALOY/ARSAKOY EPIPHANOUS

Sellwood 28.7.
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Commodus AVCTOR PIETAT RIC 494.jpg
Commodus RIC 49486 viewsSestertius, 29mm, 22.75g.

Obverse: M COMMODVS ANT P - FELIX AVG BRIT, laureate head R.

Reverse: AVCTOR PIETAT PM TRP XII IMP VIII COS V PP, Pietas standing L sacrificing over altar and holding box, SC in fields.

RIC 494, AD186-7, Rare.

Weakly struck but a nice portrait for all that.
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Gallienus VIRTUS AVG RIC 623.jpg
VIRTVS AVG, RIC 62385 viewsAnt. GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust R, seen from behind. VIRTVS AVG, Hercules standing L holding club and the golden applea of the Hesperides. Exe VII. Antioch, RIC 623, Common.Robert_Brenchley
Probus PAX AVG RIC 119.jpg
PAX AVG, RIC 11985 viewsAnt. IMP C PROBVS PF AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust R. PAX AVG, Pax standing L holding branch and sceptre. D in L field. Lugdunum, RIC 119, Common.1 commentsRobert_Brenchley
Constantine I VOT XX RIC 167.jpg
Constantine I VOT XX RIC VII Ticinum 16784 viewsAE3, 19mm, 2.41g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate bust R.

Reverse: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT/XX in wreath. Crescent below.

Exe: ST (Ticinum, Officina 2).

RIC VII 167, 322-5, C3.
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Tetricus II SPES AVGG RIC 270.jpg
Tetricus II SPES AVGG RIC V/2 27083 viewsAnt, 19mm, 2.88g.

Obverse: C PIV ESV TETRICVS AVG, Radiate and draped bust R.

Reverse: SPES AVGG, Spes walking L holding flower and raising skirt.

Trier, Issue 5.

RIC 270, Common.
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Gallienus APOLLINI CONS AVG RIC 163~2.jpg
APOLLINI CONS AVG, RIC 16481 viewsAnt, 20mm, 4.04g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head R.

Reverse: APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking R with bow.

Rome, RIC 163, Common.
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Postumus VICTORIA AVG RIC 89.jpg
Postumus VICTORIA AVG RIC V/2 8981 viewsAnt, 21mm 3.23g.

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

Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking L with wreath and palm, treading captive L.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 1.

RIC 89, Common.
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Constantine I SOLI INVICTO COMITI RIC 121a.jpg
Constantine I SOLI INVICTO COMITI RIC VI London 121a78 viewsFollis, 22mm, 3.93g.

Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust R.

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

Exe: PLN (London)

RIC VI 121a, 310, C3.
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Gallienus LIBERTAS AVG RIC 233.jpg
LIBERTAS AVG, RIC 23378 viewsAnt, 20x18mm, 2.41g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head R.

Reverse: LIBERTAS AVG, Libertas standing L holding cap and sceptre. XI in R field.

Rome, RIC 233, Common.
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Postumus PACATOR ORBIS RIC  317.jpg
Postumus PACATOR ORBIS RIC V/2 31778 viewsAnt, 19mm, 1.97g.

Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, Draped and Cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: PACATOR ORBIS, Radiate and Draped bust of Sol R.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 7.

RIC 317, Scarce.

Broken unfortunately, but in the right place, and it's still quite a pleasant coin. It's not common and it was a case of getting what I could afford!
Robert_Brenchley
Probus PAX AVG RIC 706.jpg
PAX AVG RIC 70678 viewsAnt. IMP C PROBVS PF AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust R. PAX AVG, Pax standing L with branch and sceptre. XXIVI in exe. Siscia, RIC 706, Common.1 commentsRobert_Brenchley
Alexander Jannaeus H471.jpg
Alexander Jannaeus (103-76BC) Hendin 47177 viewsPrutah, 15mm, 1.27g.

Obverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROY around anchor within circle.

Reverse: Star in circle of dots.

Year 25 (78 BC)

Hendin 471
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Tetricus I Hilaritas AVGG RIC 80.jpg
Tetricus I HILARITAS AVGG RIC V/2 8077 viewsAnt, 19mm, 2.81g.

Obverse: IMP TETRICVS PF AVG Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: HILARITAS AVGG, Hilaritas standing L holding branch and cornucopia.

Trier, Issue 5.

RIC 80, Common.
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Gallienus FORTNA REDUX RIC 193.jpg
FORTVNA REDVX, RIC 193var76 viewsAnt, 21mm, 3.39g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head R.

Reverse: FORTUNA REDUX, Fortuna standing L holding rudder and cornucopia.

Rome, RIC 193var. This is bust K; RIC only records A, F and L for this type, together with a non-standard bust.
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Postumus MONETA AVG RIC 75.jpg
Postumus MONETA AVG RIC V/2 7576 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.67g.

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

Reverse: MONETA AVG, Moneta standing L holding scales and cornucopia.

Trier, Officina C, Issue 3.

Ric 75, Common. RIC also gives #315 with an identical description; #75 is atrributed as being from Lugdunum mint and #315 Cologne. As RIC's mint attributions for Postumus don't hold up, I've assumed the two to be identical.

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Tetricus I PAX AVG RIC 100.jpg
Tetricus I PAX AVG RIC V/2 10076 viewsAnt, 18mm, 3.05g.

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

Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax standing L holding branch & sceptre.

Trier mint, Issue 4.

RIC 100, Common.
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Faustina II IVNONI REGINAE RIC 697.jpg
Faustina II RIC 69775 viewsDenarius, 18mm, 2.60g.

Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bareheaded and draped bust R.

Reverse: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing L with patera and sceptre, peacock at feet.

RIC 697, Common
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Postumus VICTORIA AVG short beard RIC 89.jpg
Postumus VICTORIA AVG RIC V/2 8975 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.37g.

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

Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking L with palm, trampling captive.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 1

RIC V/2 89, Common.

This is an early example with the very short beard (Phase B Style 1) characteristic of these.
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Probus MARS VICTOR RIC 38.jpg
MARS VICTOR, RIC 3875 viewsAnt. IMP C PROBVS PF AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust R. MARS VICTOR, Mars walking R holding spear and trophy. II in exe. Lugdunum. RIC 38, Common.Robert_Brenchley
Gallienus LAETITIA AVG RIC 226.jpg
LAETITIA AVG, RIC 22674 viewsAnt, 20mm, 1.83g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head R.

Reverse: LAETITIA AVG, Laetitia standing L holding wreath and anchor. S in exe.

Rome, RIC 226.

Struck in high relief on an 'interesting' flan.
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Osroes II S 85.jpg
Osroes II S8574 viewsOsroes II, c190 AD. Drachm, 19mm, 3.63g.

Obverse: Bust L, long tapered beard, tiara with ear flaps and pellets on crest, 2 loops, 4 pendant ends.

Reverse: Archer seated R on throne, holding bow. Blundered Greek inscription. Top line in Aramaic, reading HARTABI MALKA (King Artabanus; older books attribute these coins to Artabanus V).

Mint: Ecbatana (monogram below bow).

Sellwood 85.
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Constantine I SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI RIC 350a.jpg
Constantine I SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI RIC VI Rome 350a73 viewsFollis, 24mm, 4.48g.

Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, legionary standard with eagle between two vexillae.

Exe: RS (Rome, Officina 2).

RIC VI 350a, end 312-313, C.
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Tetricus I VICTORIA AVG RIC 140~0.jpg
Tetricus I VICTORIA AVG RIC V/2 14072 viewsAnt, 18x21mm, 2.84g.

Obverse: IMP C C ESV TETRICVS PF AVG, Radiate and draped bust R.

Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victoria walking L with wreath and branch.

Trier, Issue 2.

RIC V/2 140, Common.
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Constantine I SARMATIA DEVICTA RIC 48.jpg
Constantine I SARMATIA DEVICTA RIC VII Sirmium 4871 viewsAE3, 20mm, 2.61g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head R.

Reverse: SARMATIA - DEVICTA, Victory advancing R with trophy and branch, treading captive R.

Exe: SIRM (Sirmium).

RIC VII 48, 324-5, C3.
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Postumus PM TRP IIII COS III PP RIC 57~0.jpg
Postumus PM TRP IIII COS III PP RIC V/2 5770 viewsAnt, 23mm, 2.46g.

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

Reverse: PM TRP IIII COS III PP, Mars walking R with spear and trophy.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 3.

AD 262. RIC 57, Common.

The flan is very thin, hence the low weight.

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Agrippa II H604var.jpg
Agrippa II (55-95 AD) Hendin 604 var69 viewsAE17, 17mm, 4.89g.

Obverse: DOMET KAI GERMAN, Head of Domitian R.

Reverse: ETOU IE BA AGRIPPA, Nike standing R, foot on helmet, writing on shield. Crescent in L field.

Year 24, 83/4 AD.

Hendin 604 var

TJC 165c

SNG ANS 298
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Gallienus VIRTVS AVGVSTI RIC 330var.jpg
VIRTVS AVGVSTI RIC V/1 330var69 viewsAnt, 20mm, 2.97g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head R.

Reverse: VIRTVS AVGVSTI, Mars standing L, foot on helmet, holding inverted spear and branch. X in L field.

Rome

RIC V/1 330 var, S.

Variant inscription. RIC doesn not mention the helmet on reverse.
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Hadrian PM TRP COS III RIC 120.jpg
Hadrian Felicitas68 viewsDenarius, 18mm, 2.66g.

Obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head R.

Reverse: PM TRP COS III, Felicitas seated L with caduceus and cornucopia. Exe FELPR.

RIC 120, Common.
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Constantine I GLORIA EXERCITVS RIC 116.jpg
Constantine I GLORIS EXERCITVS RIC VII Heraclea 11667 viewsAE3, 19mm, 2.25g.

Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, rosette-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, 2 soldiers, 2 standards.

Exe: dot SMHB (Heraclea, Officina 2).

RIC VII 116, 330-3, S.
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Constantine I LIBERT - A - S PVBLICA RIC 25.jpg
Constantine I LIBERTAS PVBLICA RIC VII Constantinople 2567 viewsAE3, 19mm, 3.15g.

Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed head R.

Reverse: LIBERT-A-S - PVBLICA, Victory standing L on galley, holding two wreaths. B in L field.

Exe: CONS (Constantinople, Officina 2).

RIC VII 25, 327-8, R2.
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Constantine I PRINCIPI IVV-ENTVTIS RIC 267.jpg
Constantine I PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS RIC VI London 26766 viewsFollis, 23mm, 3.38g.

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS P AVG, Laureate, helmeted and cuirassed bust L with shield and shouldered spear.

Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Prince standing R with transverse spear, holding globe. Star in L field.

Exe: PLN (London)

RIC VI 267, 312-3, R.
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Constantine I VOT XX MVLT XXX RIC 31.jpg
Constantine I VOT XX MVLT XXX RIC VII Thessalonica 3166 viewsAE3, 18mm, 2.42g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head R.

Reverse: VOT/XX/MVLT/dot XXX dot/ TS gamma in wreath.

Exe: none.

RIC VII 31, 318-9, R2.
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Hyrcanus II H479.jpg
Hyrcanus II (67, 63-40BC Hendin 47965 viewsPrutah, 14mm, 2.04g.

Obverse: YNTN H/CHN GD/L WChBY/HDY (Yonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews) in wreath.

Reverse: crossed cornucopiae, ribbons, pomegranate between them.

Hendin 479

TJC Group S

Kaufman HA44
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Postumus ORIENS AVG RIC 77v.jpg
Postumus ORIENS AVG RIC V/2 77v65 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.03g.

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

Reverse: ORIENS AVG, Sol walking L, hand raised, holding whip.
P in L field.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 6.

RIC 77v

Some silvering remaining.
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Antoninus Pius COS IIII RIC 229a.jpg
Antoninus Pius RIC 22964 viewsDenarius, 18mm, 2.88g.

Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PI - VS PP, laureate head L.

Reverse: COS IIII, Vesta standing L holding simpulum and palladium.

RIC 229a, Common.
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Tetricus PAX AVG mule.jpg
Tetricus mule PAX AVG64 viewsAnt, 19mm, 3.07g.

Obverse: C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES, Radiate and draped bust R.

Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax standing L with sceptre and branch.

Trier, Issue 4.

This results from a period immediately after coin was first issued for Tetricus II; mint organisation was not equal to the task of keeping dies for the two rulers separate, and it's fairly common to find father and son mules.
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Tetricus I FIDES MILITVM RIC 71.jpg
FIDES MILITVM RIC V/2 7163 viewsAnt, 18mm, 2.15g.

Obverse: IMP TETRICVS AVG, Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing L between two standards.

Cologne, issue 3.

RIC 71, Common.
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Alexander Jannaeus H467.jpg
Alexander Jannaeus (103-76BC) Hendin 46762 viewsPrutah, 15mm, 2.14g.

Obverse: ALEXANDROU BASILEWS, anchor within diadem.

Reverse: Aramaic inscription, HMLK YHNTN (Yehonatan the king) , Lily flower.

Hendin 467

TJC N1
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Constans VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN RIC 194.jpg
Constans VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN RIC VIII Siscia 19462 viewsAE4, 16mm, 1.63g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-S PF AVG, Rosette-Diademmed, draped & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN, two victories facing, holding wreath & palm. Palm in centre field.

Exe Gamma SIS.

RIC VIII Siscia 194, 347-8, C2.
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Hyrcanus II H478.jpg
Hyrcanus II (67, 63-40BC) Hendin 47862 viewsPrutah, 14x16mm, 2.44g.

Obverse: Yonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews in wreath.

Reverse: Crossed cornucopiae, ribbons, pomegranate between them.

Hendin 478

Most of these are overstruck on Jannaeus' star and anchor prutot, but this one shows no evidence of an overstrike.
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PARTHIAN bronze 4.jpg
Small Bronze 462 viewsVologases III?

Obverse: King's head L wearing tiara.

Reverse: I have no idea, it could be totally the wrong way up!

9.5mm, 1.23g
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Hyrcanus I H459.jpg
Hyrcanus I (135-104BC) Hendin 45961 viewsPrutah, 14x16mm, 2.56g.

Obverse: YHW/ChNN HCHN/GDL RWSh H/ChBR HY (Yehochanan the High Priest Head of the Council of the Jews) within wreath.

Reverse: Crossed cornucopiae, ribbons, pomegranate between them.

Hendin 459

TJC I5
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Trajan Caesarea drachm Arabia.jpg
Caesarea in Cappadocia Arabia reverse61 viewsDrachm, 19mm, 3.03g.

Obverse: AVTOKR KAIC NER TRAIAN CEB GERM, laureate head R.

Reverse: DHMARX... EX YPATE, Arabia standing L holding branch and sword, camel at feet.
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Gallienus FORTVNA REDVX RIC 613var.jpg
FORTVNA REDVX, RIC 613 var60 viewsAnt. GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust R; FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna standing L with caduceus and cornucopia. VIIC in exe. Antioch, RIC 613 var. Bust C instead of the listed Bust F.Robert_Brenchley
Gotarzes I S33.4 counterfeit.jpg
Sinatrukes Sellwood 33.4 Cast Counterfeit60 viewsSinatrukes, c77-70BCE Drachm. 18mm, 1.85g.

Obverse: Long-bearded bust L, wearing tiara with stag devices and ear flaps.

Reverse: Archer seated R on throne holding bow. BASILEWS/METALLOY/ARSAKOY/QEOPATROY NIKATOROS

Sellwood 33.4.

Billon? The very low weight, small size, the edges, the fuzziness, the blobs, all give this away as a cast. Its battered and chipped appearance, however, lead me to beieve this to be an ancient couterfeit, rather than a modern forgery.
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Parthian bronze 3.jpg
Small Bronze 359 viewsPhraates IV

Obverse: King's head L, bareheaded, diadem, pointed beard, eagle R with wreath.

Reverse: humped bull R in square inscription.

Ecbatana.

10mm, 0.87g.

Sellwood 52.47
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Victorinus AEQVITAS AVG RIC 41.jpg
Victorinus AEQVITAS AVG RIC V/2 4159 viewsAnt, 20mm, 2.26g.

Obverse: IMP C PI VICTORINVS AVG, Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing L with scales and cornucopia.

Cologne, Issue 1.

RIC V/2 41, Scarce.

Atypical bust commonly found on these very early issues, somtimes claimed to be 'Marius-like' or 'Bust of Marius'.
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Constantine I SOLI INVICTO COMITI RIC 46.jpg
Constantine I SOLI INVICTO COMITI RIC VII London 4658 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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Postumus MINER FAVTR RIC 74.jpg
Postumus MINER FAVTR RIC V/2 7458 viewsAnt, 22mm, 3.58g.

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

Reverse: MINER FAVTR, Minerva running L with olive branch and spear and shield.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 2.

RIC 74, Common.
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Postumus PAX AVG RIC 78.jpg
Postumus PAX AVG RIC V/2 7858 viewsAnt, 23x19 mm, 3.41g.

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

Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax walking L with branch and sceptre.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 3.

RIC 78. Common.

I think I see a trace of a cuirass on this one, but I admit I'm not 100% certain.
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Probus VICTORIA GERM RIC 223.jpg
Probus VICTORIA GERM RIC V/2 22358 viewsAnt, 20x23mm, 3.36g.

Obverse: PROBU-S PF AVG, Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: VICTOR-IA GERM, trophy with captive to either side.

Exe: R thunderbolt A.

Rome

RIC V/2 223, Common.
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Tetricus II SPES PVBLICA RIC 272.jpg
Tetricus II SPES PVBLICA RIC V/2 27258 viewsAnt, 16x18mm, 2.10g.

Obverse: C PIV ESV TETRICVS AVG, Radiate and draped bust R.

Reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking L holding flower and raising robe.

Trier, Issue 4.

RIC V/2 272, Common.
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Constantine I PROVIDENT-IAE AVGG RIC 28.jpg
Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Heraclea 2857 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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Crispus VIRTVS EXERCIT RIC 124.jpg
Crispus VIRTVS EXERCIT RIC VII 12457 viewsAE3, 18mm, 3.69g.

Obverse: C-RISPVS NOB CAES, Laureate and Cuirassed bust L, with spear and shield.

Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT, standard with VOT/XX, bound captive on either side.

Exe: P*T (Ticinum)

RIC VII 124, 319-20, R4.
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Gallienus APOLLINI CONS AVG RIC 165.jpg
APOLLINI CONS AVG RIC V/1 16557 viewsAnt, 21mm, 1.95g.

Obverse: IMP GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head R.

Reverse: APOLLINI CONS AVG, gryphon standing L.

Delta in exe.

RIC V/1 165, Common.
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Gallienus MARTI PACIFERO RIC 236.jpg
MARTI PACIFERO RIC V/1 23657 viewsAnt, 18mm, 2.50g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head R.

Reverse: MARTI PACIFERO, Mars standing L with branch, spear & shield.

Rome, RIC 236, Common.

A nice example of a clashed die, with the outline of the bust clearly visible on the reverse.
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Postumus SAECVLI FELICITAS RIC 83.jpg
Postumus SAECVLI FELICITAS RIC V/2 8357 viewsAnt, 22mm, 4.30g.

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

Reverse: SAECVLI FELICITAS, Emperor standing R with globe & spear, in military dress.

Trier, Officina C, Issue 4.

RIC V/2 83, Common.
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Constantine I CONSTANTINI-ANA DAFNE RIC 35.jpg
Constantine I CONSTANTINI-ANA DAFNE RIC VII Constantinople 3556 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!
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Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC 55~0.jpg
Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Cyzicus 5556 viewsAE3, 19mm, 3.67g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, rosette-diademed head R.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, gate, 2 turrets, 7 rows, star above.

Exe: SMK delta (Cyzicus, Officina 4).

RIC VII 55, 328-9, R3.

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Parthian Bronze 1.jpg
Small Bronze 156 viewsGotarzes II

Obverse: King's head L, bareheaded, diadem with rear ties.

Reverse: Seated archer (? - I can't see any bow) in square of dots

12mm, 1.26g.

Sellwood 65.48

Needs cleaning!
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Parthian bronze 2.jpg
Small Bronze 256 viewsGotarzes II

Obverse: King, bareheaded with diadem, square beard, torc.

Reverse: Seated archer in square of dots.

11mm, 1.29g.

Sellwood 65.47
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Constantine I IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN RIC 234.jpg
Constantine I IOVI CONSERVATOI AVGG NN RIC VI Siscia 23455 viewsFollis, 20x22mm, 3.56g.

Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: IOVI CON-SERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupier standing L with victory and sceptre, eagle with wreath at his feet. A in R. field.

Exe: SIS (Siscia, Officina 1).

RIC VI 234, early 313, C.
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Tetricus I SALVS AVGG RIC 126.jpg
Tetricus I SALVS AVGG RIC V/2 12655 viewsAnt, 18mm, 2.73g.

Obverse: IMP TETRICVS PF AVG, Radiate & Cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: SALVS AVGG, Salus standing L feeding snake rising from altar, holding anchor.

Trier, Issue 5.

RIC 126, Common
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Postumus SALVS POSTVMI AVG RIC 328.jpg
Postumus SALVS POSTVMI AVG RIC V/2 32854 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.19g.

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

Reverse: SALVS POSTVMI AVG, Salus standing L with snake.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 4.

RIC 328, Common.
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Vologases I SNG COP 200.jpg
Vologases I SNG COP 20054 viewsAE 12, 12mm, 1.39g.

Obverse: Diademed and bearded head of king L.

Reverse: Male figure L wearing short tunic, holding patera over altar, crescent in upper L field.

51-78AD.
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Gallienus SOLI CONS AVG RIC 283~0.jpg
SOLI CONS AVG, RIC 28353 viewsAnt, 20mm, 2.68g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head R.

Reverse: SOLI CONS AVG, Pegasus R. H in exe.

Rome, RIC 283, common.
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Aretas IV & Shaquilath SNG ANS 1438-43.jpg
Aretas IV (9BC-40AD) & Shuqailat SNG ANS 1438-4352 viewsAE 19, 3.82g.

Obverse: Jugate heads of Aretas IV & Shuqailat, A in L field, S in R.

Reverse: HRTT/SQY/LT between crossed cornucopiae.

SNG ANS 1438-43.
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Constantine I VOT XX RIC 233.jpg
Constantine I VOT XX RIC VII Arles 23352 viewsAE3, 18x20mm, 2.13g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head R.

Reverse: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT/XX in wreath.

Exe: P crescent A (Arles, Officina 1).

RIC VII 233, 321, C2.
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Postumus VBERTAS AVG RIC 330.jpg
Postumus VBERTAS AVG RIC V/2 33052 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.18g.

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

Reverse: VBERTAS AVG, Uberitas standing L holding purse and cornucopia.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 4.

RIC 330 Common.
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Tetricus II PRINC IVVENT RIC 260.jpg
Tetricus II PRINC IVVENT RIC V/2 26052 viewsAnt, 19mm, 2.43g.

Obverse: C PIV ESV TETRICVS CAES, Radiate and draped bust R.

Reverse: PRING IVVENT, Caesar standing L with spear, leaning on shield.

Trier, Issue 4

RIC 260, Common.
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Victorinus VIRTVS AVG RIC 78 var.jpg
Victorinus VIRTVS AVG RIC V/2 78 var52 viewsAnt, 18mm, 3.13g.

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

Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing L, in military dress, with spear, leaning on shield.

Trier, Issue 4.

RIC 78 var.
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Constantine I PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG RIC 153.jpg
Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Thessalonica 15351 viewsAE3, 19mm, 3.15g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate bust R.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, gate, two turrests, no door, 6 layers, star above. Dot in R field.

Exe: SMTS gamma (Thessalonica, Officine 3).

RIC VII 153, 326-8, C3.
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Postumus PROVIDENTIA AVG RIC 80.jpg
Postumus PROVDENTIA AVG RIC V/2 8051 viewsAnt, 21mm, 3.33g.

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

Reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing L holding globe and sceptre.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 3.

RIC 80, Common.
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Constantine I SOLI INVICTO COMITI RIC 40.jpg
Constantine I SOLI INVICTO COMITI RIC VII Trier 4050 viewsFollis, 22mm, 4.15g

Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI, Sol standing L holding globe and raising hand. T in L field, F in R.

Exe: PTR (Trier, officina 1)

RIC VII 40, 313-5, R4.
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Postumus NEPTVNO REDVCI RIC 76.jpg
Postumus NEPTVNO REDVCI RIC V/2 7650 viewsAnt, 23mm, 4.28g.

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

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

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

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

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Constantine I IOVI CONS-ERVATORI RIC 5.jpg
Constantine I IOVI CONS-ERVATORI RIC VII Siscia 549 viewsFollis, 21mm, 3.66g.

Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate head R.

Reverse: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI, Jupiter with sceptre and victory, eagle at feet. Eta in R field.

Exe: SIS (Siscia, Offincina 1).

RIC VII 5, 313-5, R1.

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Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC 214.jpg
Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Siscia 21449 viewsAE3, 19mm, 2.80g.

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head R.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, gate, two turrets, 8 rows, row of arches with central dots above, star above.

Exe: BSIS double crescent (Siscia, Officina 2).

RIC VII 214, C3.
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Crispus IOVI CONSERVATORI RIC 17.jpg
Crispus IOVI CONSERVATORI TIC VII Cyzicus 1749 viewsAE3, 19mm, 2.45g.

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

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

Exe: SMKB (Cyzicus)

RIC 17, 321-4, R2.

A very nasty piece of repatination, and correspondingly extremely cheap!
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Postumus IOVI STATORI RIC 309.jpg
Postumus IOVI STATORI RIC V/2 30949 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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Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC 59~1.jpg
Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Cyzicus 5948 viewsAe3, 19mm, 2.96g.

Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, gate, 2 turrets, no door, 7 rows, star above.

Exe: SMK delta (Cyzicus, Officina 4).

RIC VII 59, 329-30, R3.
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Crispus BEAT TRANQ-LITAS RIC 247.jpg
Crispus BEAT TRANQLITAS RIC VII 24748 viewsAE3, 19mm, 3.07g.

Obverse: CRISPVS-NOBIL C, helmeted and cuirassed bust L.

Reverse: BEAT TRA-NQLITAS, VOT/IS/XX on altar with globe, three stars above. F in L field, B in R.

Exe: PLON (London)

London, RIC VII 247, 322-3, Scarce.
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Gallienus PROVIDENTIA AVG RIC 653var.jpg
PROVIDENTIA AVG RIC 653 var48 viewsAnt. GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust R, seen from the rear. PROVIDENTIA AVG, Mercury standing L with purse and caduceus. Antioch mint. RIC 653 var. SPQR is missing in the exe.Robert_Brenchley
Postumus FELICITAS AVG RIC 58.jpg
Postumus FELICITAS AVG RIC V/2 5847 viewsAnt, 23mm, 4.19g.

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

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

Trier, Officina B.

RIC 58, Common.
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Constantine I PROVDENTIAE AVGG RIC 24~0.jpg
Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Cyzicus 2446 viewsAE3, 19mm, 3.28g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head R.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, gate, 2 turrets, 7 layers, star above.

Exe: SMKA (Cyzicus, Offincina 1)>

RIC VII 24, 324-5, S.
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Postumus PM TRP COS III PP RIC 55_2.jpg
Postumus PM TRP COS III PP RIC V/2 5546 viewsAnt, 22mm, 2.43g.

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

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

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

RIC V/2 55, Common.

This is evidently an engraver's error, as Postumus was COS II in 260-1, when he was TRP I, and this is as stated on the common dated coin of this year. I have two of these, from different dies, so evidently the mistake was repeated.
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Victorinus VICTORIA AVG RIC 75.jpg
Victorinus VICTORIA AVG RIC V/2 7546 viewsAnt, 20x22mm, 2.54g.

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

Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory standing L with wreath and palm.

Cologne, Issue 4.

RIC V/2 75, Common
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Crispus VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP RIC 175.jpg
Crispus VICTORIA LAETAE PRINC PERP RIC VII London 17545 viewsAE3, 19mm, 2.46g.

Obverse: FL IVL CRIS-PVS NOB CAES, helmeted, lareate and draped bust R.

Reverse: VICTORIA LAETAE PRINC PERP, VOT/PR within wreath held by two victories, over altar with wreath.

Exe: PLN (London)

RIC VII 175, 320, R4.
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Gallienus GERMANICVS MAX V RIC 18.jpg
GERMANICVS MAX V RIC V/1 1845 viewsAnt, 22mm, 3.27g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS PF AVG, Radiate & cuirassed bust L., with spear & shield.

Reverse: GERMANICVS MAX V, trophy with two captives.

Cologne RIC V/1 18, Common.
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Postumus SALVS AVG RIC 86.jpg
Postumus SALVS AVG RIC V/2 8645 viewsAnt, 21nn, 3.29g.

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

Reverse: SALVS AVG, Aesculapius standing head L, leaning on serpent staff, globe at foot.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 4.

RIC V/2 86, Common.
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Postumus SERAPI COMITI AVG RIC 329.jpg
Postumus SERAPI COMITI AVG RIC V/2 32945 viewsAnt, 19mm, 3.73g.

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

Reverse: SERAPI COMII AVG, Serapis standing L, raising R hand and holding sceptre.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 4.

RIC V/2 329, Common.
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Tetricus I SPES PVBLICA RIC 135 var.jpg
Tetricus I SPES PVBLICA RIC V/2 135 var.45 viewsAnt, 17mm, 2.24g.

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

Reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking L holding flower & raising skirt.

Trier mint, Issue 3.

RIC 136.
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Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC 61.jpg
Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Cyzicus 6144 viewsAE3, 18x20mm, 2.93g.

Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG, gate, 2 turrets, no door, 7 layers, star above.

Exe: SMKB (Cyzicus, Officina 2).

RIC VII 61, 329-30, R2.
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Postumus PAX AVG RIC 318.jpg
Postumus PAX AVG RIC V/2 318 var43 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.79g

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

Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax standing L with branch and sceptre. P in L field.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 6.

RIC 318 var, Common.

I'm not sure there's much justification in identifying this with RIC 318; it's clearly a different type. But it's the closest I can get.
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Rabbel II & Gamilath SNG ANS 1446-51.jpg
Rabbel II (70-106 AD) & Gamilath SNG ANS 1446-5143 viewsAE 17, 4.03g.

Obverse: Jugate heads of Rabbel II & Gamilath, in dotted circle.

Reverse: RB'L/GMLT between crossed cornucopiae.

SNG ANS 1446-51.
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Alexander Jannaeus H473.jpg
Alexander Jannaeus (103-76BC) Hendin 47342 viewsPrutah, 19mm, 2.11g.

Obverse: Yehonatan the HIgh Priest and the Council of the Jews, in wreath.

Reverse: Double cornucopia with ribbons, pomegranate between them.

Hendin 473.
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Constantine I GENIO AVGVSTI RIC164.jpg
Constantine I GENIO AVGVSTI RIC VI Antioch 16441 viewsFollis, 20mm, 4.89g.

Obverse: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate head R.

Reverse: GENIO-AVGVSTI, Genius standing R wearing modius, with head of Sol, chlamys, cornucopia. Star in L field, eta in R.

Exe ANT.

RIC Vi 164c, Antioch, 312. Scarce.
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Tetricus I LAETITIA AVG N RIC 90.jpg
Tetricus I LAETITIA AVG N RIC V/2 9041 viewsAnt, 18mm, 2.68g.

Obverse: IMP TETRICVS PF AVG, Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing L with wreath & anchor.

Cologne, Issue 5.

RIC 90, Common.
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Tetricus I VICTORIA AVG RIC 140.jpg
Tetricus I VICTORIA AVG RIC V/2 14041 viewsAnt, 18x21mm, 2.84g.

Obverse: IMP C G P ESV TETRICVS AVG, Radiate and draped bust R.

Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking L holding palm branch and wreath.

Trier, Issue 2.

RIC 140, Common.
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Claudius II VICTORIA AVG RIC 104.jpg
Claudius II VICTORIA AVG RIC 10440 viewsAnt, 20mm, 2.59g.

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory standing L with wreath and palm.

Rome

RIC V/1 104 C.
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Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC 90.jpg
Constantine I PROVIDENTIAE AVGG RIC VII Nicomedia 9040 viewsAE3, 20mm, 2.50g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head R.

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

Exe: SMNB (Nicomedia, Officina 2).

RIC VII 90, 324-5, R1.
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Constantine I VIRTVS EXERCIT RIC 258.jpg
Constantine I VIRTVS EXERCIT RIC VII Trier 25840 viewsAE3, 14x16mm, 3.71g.

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG, Helmeted and Cuirassed Bust R.

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

Exe PTR (Trier Officina 1).

RIC VII 258, 320, R4.
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Victorinus FIDES MILITVM RIC 108 var.jpg
Victorinus FIDES MILITVM RIC V/2108 var40 viewsAnt, 17x20mm, 3.10g.

Obverse: IMP CM PIAVVONIVS VICTORINVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing L with standards.

Trier, Issue 3.

RIC V/2 108 var; the bust differs from that given in RIC. According to RIC, Common, but it isn't!

Struck from worn dies; you can see how the immensely long obverse inscription becomes completely illegible.
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Victorinus VIRTVS AVG RIC 78.jpg
Victorinus VIRTVS AVG RIC V/2 7840 viewsAnt, 18x20mm, 1.97g.

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

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

Trier, Issue 5.

RIC V/2 78, Common.
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AntiochosVII H451.jpg
Antiochos VII AE15 Hendin 45139 viewsAe15, 15mm, 2.70g.

Obverse: BASILEWS ANTIOXOS EUERGETOI, Upside-down anchot.

Reverse: Lily in dotted circle.

BPR (131-130 BC)

Hendin 451.

Despite being struck in Antiochos' name, this is dated to the time when Hyrcanus I had actually gained control of Jerusalem, where they seem to have been struck. There is thus a good case for the claim that they were minted by Hyrcanus, and in a very real sense, constitute the first clearly 'Jewish' coins, since they inaugurate the tradition of coins without images. The earlier Yehud coins are probably better seen as 'Israelite' rather than 'Jewish'; they use images, and it's uncertain how far the term 'Judaioi' was in use at the time, or to whom it applied.
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Aretas IV SNG ANS 1433.jpg
Aretas IV (9BC-40AD) SNG ANS 143339 viewsAE 13, 1.44g.

Obverse: Laureate head of Aretas R.

Reverse: A between crossed cornucopiae.

SNG ANS 1433.
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Mithridates II S7378var.jpg
Mithridates II S7378 var39 viewsChalkous, 13mm, 1.68g.

Obverse: diademed & cuirassed bust L with long pointed beard.

Reverse: BASILEWS BASILEWN ARSAKOY DIKAIOY EYERGETOY KAIFILELLHNE, bow in case.

Sellwood 7378 var, 123-88BC.
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Tetricus I VIRTVS AVGG RIC 148.jpg
Tetricus I VIRTVS AVGG RIC V/2 14839 viewsAnt, 2.51g, 21mm.

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

Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG, VIRTVS standing L in helmet and military dress, holding spear and leaning on shield.

Trier, Issue 5.

RIC 148, Scarce.

Ex FORVM.
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Consrtantine I CONSERVATOR-ES VRBS SVAE RIC 196.jpg
Constantine I CONSERVATO-RES VRBS SVAE RIC VI Rome 19638 viewsFollis, 25mm, 4.83g.

Obverse: CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES, laureate head R.

Reverse: CONSERVATO-RES VRBS SVAE, Roma in hexastyle temple, seated facing head L, holding spear and globe. Plain pediment, knobs as akroteria.

Exe R*Q

RIC VI 196, Rome, early autumn 307, Common.

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Constans GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS RIC 255.jpg
Constans GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS RIC VII Siscia 25538 viewsAE4, 16x17mm, 1.14g.

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

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

Exe ASIS.

RIC VII Siscia 255, 335-6, R4.
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Gallienus VICT GERMANICA RIC 44.jpg
VICT GERMANICA RIC V/1 4438 viewsAnt, 20x22mm, 3.20g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS PGF AVG, Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: VICT GERMANICA, Victory walking L, trampling captive.

Lugdunum, RIC V/1 44, Common

Double strike on reverse.
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Aureolus VIRTVS EQVIT RIC 387 var.jpg
Aureolus for Postumus VIRTVS EQVIT RIC V/2 387 var37 viewsAnt, 17x20mm, 1.51g.

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

Reverse: VIRTVS EQVIT, Mars walking R with spear and shield.

Exe: T

Milan. Struck by Aurolus in Postumus' name.

RIC V/2 387 var, 268, Common.
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Postumus COS IIII RIC 287.jpg
Postumus COS IIII RIC V/2 28737 viewsAnt, 20 mm, 3.09g.

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

Reverse: COS IIII, Victory standing R, holding palm and wreath.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 6. 267 AD.

RIC 287, Common.

The obverse on this is extremely badly struck, with traces of the original rough surface of the planchet visible.
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Postumus IOVI PROPVGNATORI RIC 72.jpg
Postumus IOVI PROPVGNATORI RIC V/2 7237 viewsAnt, 23mm, 4.03g.

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

Flan crack running across the lower part of the bust.


Reverse: IOVI PROPVGNATORI, Jupiter walking L with thunderbolt and eagle.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 2.

RIC 72, Common.
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Postumus PM TRPCOS II PP RIC 54.jpg
Postumus PM TRP COS II PP RIC V/2 5437 viewsAnt, 19x23mm, 2.84g.

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

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

Trier, Officina B, Issue 1, 260 AD.

RIC 54, Common.

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Tetricus I COMES AVG RIC 57.jpg
Tetricus I COMES AVG RIC V/2 5737 viewsAnt, 17x19mm, 2.29g.

Obverse: IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG, Radiate and draped bust R; I think it was probably intended as draped and cuirassed, but there's no evidence of a cuirass.

Reverse: COMES AVG, Victory standing L with wreath and palm.

Trier, Issue 4.

RIC V/2 57, Common.
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Claudius II FORTVNAE RED RIC 151.jpg
Claudius II FORTVNAE RED RIC V/1 15136 viewsAnt, 19mm, 2.87g.

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

Reverse: FORTVNAE RED, Fortuna standing L with rudder and cornucopia.

Exe: S.

Mediolanum.

RIC V/1 151, Common.

Some silvering.
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Claudius II VICTORIA GOTHIC RIC 251.jpg
Claudius II VICTORIA AVG RIC V/1 25136 viewsAnt, 18x21mm, 3.44g.

Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS PF AVG, Radiate & draped bust R.

Reverse: VICTORIA GOTHIC, trophy with a bound captive to each side.

Cyzicus

RIC V/1 251, R.

Traces of a clashed die can be seen on the reverse.
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Gallienus MARTI PACIFERO RIC 492var.jpg
MARTI PACIFERO RIC 492var36 viewsAnt, 21mm, 3.05g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: MARTI PACIFERO, Mars standing L holding branch & shield.

Mediolanum, RIC 492 var, Common.

Variant reverse: Mars is standing rather than walking. This reverse is recorded from Rome.
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Postumus DIANAE LVCIFERAE RIC 299.jpg
Postumus DIANAE LVCIFERAE RIC V/2 29936 viewsAnt, 20mm, 4.11g.

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

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

Trier, Officina B, Issue 4.

RIC v/2 299, Common.
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Postumus IMP X COS V RIC 289.jpg
Postumus IMP X COS V RIC V/2 28936 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.81g.

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

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

Trier, Officina B, Issue 7. AD 269.

RIC V/2 289, Scarce.

Struck at the end of Postumus' reign, and silvered not billon.
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Obodas II & Syllaeus.jpg
Obodas III & Syllaeus SNG ANS 142635 viewsAE 14, 2.70g.

Obverse: Diademed head of Obodas R.

Reverse: Crossed cornucopiae, S to L.

SNG ANS 1426, 9BC.
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Gallienus PIETAS AVGG RIC 446.jpg
PIETAS AVGG RIC V/1 44634 viewsAnt, 20mm, 2.87g.

Obverse: IMP C LIC GALLIENVS PF AVG, radiat & draped bust R.

Reverse: PIETAS AVGG, Emperors sacrificing at altar.

Antioch, RIC V/1 446, Common.
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Hyrcanus I H453.jpg
Hyrcanus I (135-104BC) Hendin 45334 viewsPrutah, 13mmm 2.44g.

Obverse: YHW/ChNNH CH/HGDL WCh/BR HY (Yehonachan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews) in wreath.

Reverse: Crossed cornucopias, ribbons, pomegranate between them. A in lower R field.

Hendin 453

TJG Group D
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Sinatrukes S349.jpg
Sinatrukes S34934 viewsDichalkous, 16mm, 3.69g.

Obverse: Bust L with tiara.

Reverse: Horse running R, inscription around.

Sellwood 34.9, 77-70BC.
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Alexander Jannaeus H474.jpg
Alexander Jannaeus (103-76BC) Hendin 47433 viewsPrutah, 14mm, 1.8g

Obverse: YHWN/TN HC G/DWL ChBR/HYW (Yechonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews)

Reverse: crossed cornucopiae, ribbons, pomegranate between them, in wreath.

Hendin 474

TJC Q Group
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Claudius II VIRTVS AVG RIC 172.jpg
Claudius II VIRTVS AVG RIC V/1 17233 viewsAnt, 20, 4.44g.

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS PF AVF, Radiate and draped bust R.

Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Mars walking R with spear and trophy.

Exe: P.

Mediolanum.

RIC V/1 172, Common.

There's some very dark irridescent toning on this coin, which makes me think there's probably a good deal of silvering present, but it's toned black and thus invisible.
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Herod I H501.jpg
Herod I (37-4BC) Hendin 501 TJC 6633 viewsLepton, 11x13mm, 0.70g.

Obverse: Single cornucopia, BACIL/HRWD in dotted circle.

Reverse: Eagle standing R, pellet in L field, in dotted circle.

Hendin 501

Treasury of Jewish Coins 66.

The eagle was doubtless intended as a Jewish, rather than Roman, symbol, being one of the animals supporting YHVH's throne in Ezekiel. It probably relates to the golden eagle erected by Herod over the Temple gate. How long this stood is uncertain, but in his last year, as his power weakened, it became the centre of a riot which ended in its destruction as an idolatrous image. There is no record of any protest against the coins.
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Postumus SALVS PROVINCIARVM RIC 87.jpg
Postumus SALVS PROVINCIARVM RIC V/2 8733 viewsAnt, 22mm, 3.58g.

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

Reverse: SALVS PROVINCIARVM, Rhine reclining L, one hand on urn, the other on river boat prow.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 1.

RIC V/2 87, Common.

Postumus' first type, this seems to commemorate some sort of victory along the Rhine, which allegedly restored 'the safety of the province'.
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Crispus BEAT TRANQLITAS RIC 279.jpg
Crispus BEAT TRANQLITAS RIC VII London 27932 viewsAE3, 19mm, 2.31g.

Obverse: CRISPVS NOBIL C, laureate and cuirassed bust L with shield on L arm, spear in R hand.

Reverse: BEAT TRA-NQLITAS, VOT/IS/XX on altar with globe, three stars above.

Exe: PLON (London)

RIC VII 279, 320-4, C3.
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Gallienus SALVS AVG RIC 610.jpg
SALVS AVG RIC V/1 61031 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.88g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: SALVS AVG, Apollo standing L with branch & tripod to R.

PXV in exe.

Antioch, RIC v/1 610, Common.

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Postumus HERC DEUSONENSI RIC 66.jpg
Postumus HERC DEVSONENSI RIC V/2 6631 viewsAnt, 23mm, 3.82g.

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

Reverse: HERC DEVSONENSI, Hercules standing R leaning on club and holding bow and lion's skin.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 1.

RIC 66, Common.
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Postumus RESTITOR GALLIAR RIC 223 var.jpg
Postumus RESTITOR GALLIAR RIC V/2 223 var31 viewsCast large bronze, 23mm, 6.19g.

Obv: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS AG, Radiate & cuirassed bust R.

Rev: RESTITOR GALLIAR, Emperor holding spear and raising helmeted woman.

Atelier II

RIC V/2 223 var, Scarce.
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Aretas IV & Shuqailat SNG ANS 1435.jpg
Aretas IV (9BC-40AD) & Shuqailat SNG ANS 143530 viewsAE 15, 2.24g.

Obverse: Aretas IV laureate, standing L in military dress, with spear, A to r.

Reverse: Shuqailat standing L, wreath to L, SQYLT to R.

SNG ANS 1435.
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Gallienus DIANAE CONS AVG RIC 181.jpg
DIANAE CONS AVG RIC V/1 18130 viewsAnt, 20x22mm, 3.51g.

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head R.

Reverse: DIANAE CONS AVG, antelope walking L.

XII in exe.

Rome RIC V/1 181, Common.

RIC
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Victorunus PROVIDENTIA AVG RIC 61.jpg
Victorinus PROVIDENTIA AVG RIC V/2 6129 viewsAnt, 20mm, 2.09g.

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

Reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left with wand and ccornucopia. Globe at foot.

Cologne, Issue 5.

RIC V/2 61, Common.
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Herod I H499.jpg
Herod I (37-4BC) Hendin 49928 viewsPrutah, 14mm, 0.90g.

Obverse: HRWDOY BASILEWS in concentric circles.

Reverse: Anchor within circle decorated with stylised lilies.

Hendin 499.
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Victorinus INVICTVS RIC 114.jpg
Victorinus INVICTVS RIC V/2 11428 viewsAnt, 18mm, 3.01g.

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

Reverse: INVICTVS, Sol walking L with whip, star in L field.

Trier, Issue 3.

RIC V/2 114, Common.
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Victorinus PAX AVG RIC 118_2.jpg
Victorinus PAX AVG RIC V/2 11827 viewsAnt, 17x20mm, 3.20g.

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

Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax standing L with branch and transverse sceptre.

V in L field, star in R.

Trier, Issue 2.

RIC V/2 118, Common.
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Victorinus PAX AVG RIC 118.jpg
Victorinus PAX AVG RIC V/2 11826 viewsAnt, 19x21mm, 3.47g.

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

Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax standing L holding branch and sceptre. V in left field, star in right.

Trier, Issue 3.

RIC V/2 118, Common.
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Gaza owl.jpg
Gaza mint, imitative owl25 views1/2 obol, 7mm, 0.29g.

Obverse: Head of Athena R.

Reverse: Owl standing R, olive sprig L, traces of inscription to R, in incuse square.

Gaza
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Postumus FIDES MILITVM RIC 59.jpg
Postumus FIDES MILITVM RIC V/2 5925 viewsAnt, 20mm, 4.57g.

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

Reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing L with two standards.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 1.

RIC 59, Common.

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Hyrcanus I (135-104BC) Hendin 458a24 viewsLepton, 12mm, 0.65g.

Obverse: Illegible inscription (Yehochanan the High Priest and Council of the Jews) in four lines, flanking palm branch.

Reverse: Lily, two corn ears below.

Hendin 458a

TJC Group J
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Obodas III (30-9BC) lead24 viewsPb 18, 1.88g.

Obverse: Laureate head of Obodas R.

Reverse: Nike standing L, wings outstretched, holding wreath.

These lead coins turn up regularly, from different, mainly Near Eastern rulers, over quite a period; the best known are those of Jannaeus. Little seems to be known about them, but I can't imagine that they're official.
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Victorinus FIDES MILITVM RIC 109.jpg
Victorinus FIDES MILITVM RIC V/2 10923 viewsAnt, 18mm, 2.91g.

Obverse: IMP C PIAV VICTORINVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped & curassed bust R.

Reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing L wirth two standards.

Trier, Issue 2.

RIC V/2 109, Common.

Some silvering.
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Postumus FORTVNA AVG RIC 60.jpg
Postumus FORTVNA AVG RIC V/2 6022 viewsAnt, 20x22mm, 4.28g.

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

Reverse: FORTVNA AVG, Fortuna standing L with anchor & cornucopia.

Trier, Officina A, Issue 4.

RIC v/2 60 Common.
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Alexander Jannaeus (103-76BC) Hendin 47221 viewsUnderweight prutah, 12mm, 0.86g.

Obverse: Upside-down anchor within diadem, traces of inscription around.

Reverse: 8-Pointed star in dotted circle, crude inscription around.

Hendin 472

TJC L7

The only way I can make sense of these is as underweight prutoth produced, whether officially or not, during Jannaeus' civil war with the Pharisees.
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Victorinus SALVS AVG RIC V/2 7120 viewsAnt, 16x17mm, 2.82g.

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

Reverse: SALVS AVG, Salus standing L with patera, feeding snake rising from altar.

Trier, Issue 5.

RIC V/2 71, Common.
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Victorinus SALVS AVG RIC V/2 12219 viewsAnt, 19mm, 2.19g.

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

Reverse: SALVS AVG, Salus standing R feeding snake.

Cologne, Issue 2.

RIC V/2 122 , Common
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Herod I (37-4BC) Hendin 49118 viewsPrutah, 14x17mm, 1.93g.

Obverse: HRWDOU BASILEWS around closed diadem, cross within.

Reverse: Table with three curved legs, nothing upon it.

Hendin 491

TJC 51

Tripod tables are known to have been used in the Temple, and the type probably marks Herod's ambitious rebuilding of it.
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Herod I (37-4BC) Hendin 49517 viewsLepton, 12x14m, 0.87g.

Obverse: HRWDOU BASILEWS around tripod table.

Reverse: Crossed palms within circle.

Hendin 495

TJC 55
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Herod I (37-4BC) Hendin 49013 views2 Prutah, 19mm, 3.69g.

Obverse: HRWD BASILEWC, cross in closed diadem.

Reverse: Tripod table between two upright palm branches.

Hendin 490

TJC 48a.

These larger coins are almost unique among Judean issues, and were issued by both sides during the war between Herod and Mattathias Antigonus. As soon as Antigonus was dead, Herod abandoned them, making this one of the very few cases where it's possible to argue that the main purpose of a coin issue was propaganda.
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