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GREEK, Thrace, Lysimachos, 323-281 BC866 viewsAR - Tetradrachm struck in Lampsakos, 286-281 BC
Obv. Head of Alexander the Great, wearing taenia and horn of Ammon
Rev. BASILEWS – LYSIMAXOY Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet, in long robe, seated facing left on throne, left arm resting on shield decorated with lion's-head, spear pointing downwards behind her right shoulder, holding in outstretched right hand winged Nike who is crowning the name with wreath. In left field monogram HP (ligate); in exergue, crescent with cavity left.
28.8mm, 16.85g
Ref. Thompson 47; Müller 401; SNG Paris 2542
20 commentsalexB
(59 votes)
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Augustus RIC I, 86a1076 viewsJochen's Augustus RIC I, 86a
Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14
AR - Denar, 3.74g, 19mm
Colonia Patricia(?), ca. 19 BC - 18 BC
obv. CAESAR AVGVSTVS
bare head r.
rev. SIGNIS above, RECEPTIS under round shield inscribed with CL.V between
eagle l. and standard r. S.P.Q.R. at the corners of the shield
RIC I, 86a; BMCR 417; RSC 265
good VF, toned

The eagle standards were introduced by Marius similar to the Ptolemaic eagle to each of his legions. This issue celebrates the recovery of the 3 eagle-standards 20 BC by Augustus (by negotiations), which were lost by Crassus 53 BC at the battle of Carrhae against the Parthians. The 3 eagles thereafter were erected in the new temple of Mars Ultor on the Forum of Augustus. The day of recovery was determined public holiday.
11 commentsJochen
(34 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Silver denarius of Q. Marcius Libo, 148 B.C.521 views21 commentsRomaVictor
(32 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla -Aegis denarius638 viewsRome, Circa 207,
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
PROVIDENTIA : Aegis
RIC 165 (R2) ; Cohen 527 (40 fr.) ; BMC p. 258 note.
Much more rare than RIC and Cohen consider !!!
Of the Highest rarity !
Collection Frédéric Weber
Détails
18 commentsfrederic W
(32 votes)
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy VI Philometor326 viewsSilver Tetradrachm
Alexandria mint
Struck c. 170-164 B.C.
27mm 14.2g
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis.
Rev: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt.

Svoronos 1489; SNG Copenhagen 265

6 commentsmihali84
(30 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Papius. Denarius, 79 B.C.526 viewsObv: Head of Juno Sospita right, clad in goat's skin, control-symbol behind head.
Rev: Gryphon leaping right, control-symbol below, L PAPI in exergue.
RSC Papia 1 | CRR 733 | RCV I : 311.
11 commentsthe_Apostate
(29 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Follis 219 viewsRIC VI 34 Cyzicus 308-309 A.D.
26 mm, 6.86 gm
GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, laureate head right
GENIO CA-ESARIS, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera from which liquid flows & cornucopiae, MKΓ in exergue
Rare
5 commentsMark Z
(24 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, VALENTINIAN II AE2 RIC 52410 viewsConstantinople mint, 4th officina
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust of Valentinian, holding spear in right hand
GLORIA RO-MANORUM, Valentinain standing on a galley, driven by a victory, Wreath in field, CON delta at exergue
4.93 gr
Ref : RIC # 52, Cohen #22, RC #4161, LRBC #2151
Very light orange patina
11 commentsPotator II
(21 votes)
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Valentinian I RIC IX, Thessalonica 3(a)376 viewsValentinian I 364-375, brother of Valens
AV - Solidus, 4.49g, 21.3mm
Thessalonica 25 Aug.364 - 24 Aug.367
obv. DN VALENTINI - ANVS PF AVG
Emperor in consular robe, holding mappa and short sceptre, pearl-
diademed head l.
rev. SALVS - REI P
Emperor standing frontal, head r., holding labarum r. and Victory on globe l.,
spurning captive kneeling l. before him
field: 2 stars r. (type 2)
exergue: SMTES
RIC IX, Thessalonica 3(a) type 2; C.2
R2; about EF, die break on upper rev.
6 commentsJochen
(21 votes)
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Roman Empire, CLAUDIUS II Gothicus. Commemorative AE Posthumous Antoninianus of Mediolanum, struck 270 - 271.94 viewsDivus Claudius Gothicus
Obv: DIVO CLAVDIO GOTHICO
Radiate head right,
Rev: CONSECRATIO
Altar, with flame above, divided in four squares with a dot inside of each square.
Base Antoninianus, traces of silvering (3.09g).
RIC Milan 264; Normanby 1141; Cunetio 2317; [Online RIC temp. #1272].
Quite possibly the finest known!
4 commentsOldMoney
(19 votes)
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GREEK, Anatolia, Kyme, c. 165 - 140 BC, AR Tetradrachm254 viewsObv:– Head of Amazon Kyme right.
Rev:– KYMAION eft, KALLIASH (Magistrate) in exe. Horse walking right, oinochoe below all contained in wreath
Minted in Kyme. c. 165 - 140 B.C.
Reference:– SNG Von Aulock 1636. Sng Cop 103
ex-Forum
8 commentsmaridvnvm
(18 votes)
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Thracia, Lampsakos, Lysimachos, Thompson 47314 viewsLysimachos, 323-281 BC
AR - tetradrachm, 28.8mm, 16.85g
struck in Lampsakos, 286-281 BC
obv. Head of Alexander the Great, wearing taenia and horn of Ammon
rev. BASILEWS - LYSIMAXOY
Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet, in long robe, std. l. on throne, l. arm resting on shield decorated with lion's-head, spear pointing downwards behind her r. shoulder, holding in outstretched r. hand winged Nike who is crowning the name with a wreath.
in l. Field monogram HP (ligate)
in ex. crescent with cavity l.
ref. Thompson 47; Müller 401; SNG Paris 2542
about EF, a small scratch before the crescent, wonderful style, a Hellenistic artwork! For sure one of the 5% most beautiful specimens of this type!
Pedigree:
ex Ancient Auction House (2003)
ex coll. Pete Burbules (2004)
ex coll. AlexB, Hongkong (2007)
ex Forum Ancient Coins (2008), thanks!
Now this gem has its place for some years at my home. Curious where it will go then!

According to Thompson Lampsakos was the biggest mint of Lysimachos in Asia Minor with c. 150 different obv. dies. When Amphipolis began about 288 BC its extensive coinage the issue from Lampsakos decreased.
12 commentsJochen
(18 votes)
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Caracalla RIC IV, 253 var.228 viewsCaracalla AD 198-217
AR - Denar, 3.30g, 20.3mm
Rome AD 215
obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
bust laureate r.
rev. PM TRP XVIII COS IIII PP
Aesculapius, naked to waist, standing front, head front, holding serpent-wreathed
wand, resting on ground, in r. hand, l. hand across body, wrapped in fold of drapery; at
feet, r., globe, at feet l. small hooded figure (Telesphorus), standing front, hands on
breast
RIC IV/1, 253 var.; C.307; BMC 105
MS, lustrous
from Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

RIC has listed this type only with Aesculapius head l.
12 commentsJochen
(18 votes)
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, OCTAVIAN Denarius RIC 255154 viewsItalian mint, possibly Rome, 31-30 BC
Anepigraph, bare head of Octavian left
CAESAR - DIVI F, Victory standing right on globe, holding wreath
3.84 gr
Ref : HCRI # 408, RCV # 1552v, Cohen # 66, RIC # 255
8 commentsPotator II
(17 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, OTHO, Denarius RIC 8303 viewsDenarius minted in Rome in 69 AD
IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, Bare head of Otho right
SECURITAS PR, Securitas standing left
3.50 gr
Ref : RIC # 8, RCV # 2162, Cohen #17
10 commentsPotator II
(17 votes)
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Elagabalus AV Stater163 viewsElagabalus & Rheskuporis II --AV Stater. Dated year 518 of the Bosporan Era (221/2 AD). Diademed and draped bust of Rhescuporis right; trident before / Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus right; date below. MacDonald 561/1; Anokhin 638a; Frolova pg. 209 C/c 6 commentsfeatherz
(17 votes)
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GREEK, Aegina. AR Stater270 viewsAegina. Ca. 456/45-431 BC. AR stater (22mm, 11.98 gm). Land tortoise with segmented shell / Incuse square with skew pattern. Milbank pl. 2, 12. SNG Delepierre 1836.12 commentspaul1888
(16 votes)
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F223 viewsConstantine II AE3

Attribution: RIC VII 182, Siscia, Officina 4
Date: AD 321-324
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head r.
Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, laurel wreath surrounding VOT/./X,
Δ SIS and sunrise in exergue
Size: 20 mm – “nearly fully silvered”
Weight: 3.27 grams

Constantine II assumed the title of Augustus, along with his bothers Constantius II and Constans, on September 9, AD 337 after the death of his father. He took the western provinces under his supervision. Constantine II and his brothers soon quelled an insurrection by their cousins Delmatius and Hannibalianus, who were subsequently killed. All seemed well between the siblings until Constantine II decided to overrun his brother Constans and extend his holdings. They met in battle during the spring of AD 340 at Aquileia. Constans emerged victorious while his bother Constantine II met his fate and was killed.
12 commentsNoah
(16 votes)
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RGS, Julian the Apostate, AD 360-363295 viewsGold solidus, 22.1mm, 4.46g, EF
Struck at Antioch in Syria c. AD 362-3
FL CL IVLIA-NVS P F AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, with long beard / VIRTVS EXERCI-TVS ROMANORVM, helmeted soldier advancing right, head left, dragging captive with right and holding trophy over shoulder; ANT A in exergue. RCOA
Ex: Freeman & Sear
RIC 197 (citing a specimen at Vienna); Cohen 79 var
8 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
(16 votes)
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074. Theodosius II, 402-450AD. AV Solidus.289 viewsAV Solidus. Constantinople mint. Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG - Three-quarters bust right, draped, cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXXS - Constantinopolis seated left, holding cross on globe and scepter, her left foot sits on the prow of a galley and at rear of her throne, a shield sits; in right field, a 'star'. Exe: CONOB : AD 430-440, RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce, page 259/ 4.48 g. Choice FDC.
15 commentsLordBest
(16 votes)
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GG, Antiochos Theos, 261-246 BC278 viewsGold stater, 18.46mm, 8.37g, EF
Struck before c. 250 BC under Diodotos I at Ai Khanoum(?) [Baktria] mint
Diademed middle-aged head of Diodotus I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, naked Zeus striding left, aegis over extended left arm, about to hurl fulmen with raised right arm; eagle at feet, N inner left field. RCOA
Ex: Glenn Woods
Newell, ESM 713; Mitchner p. 39, 63
7 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
(16 votes)
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Titus RIC-112259 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 112 (C2), BMC 72, RSC 309
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Dolphin coiled around anchor
Near mint/ VF

Another in Titus' pulvinaria series commemorating the opening of the Colosseum.

Easily one of the best portraits of Titus I have ever seen. The condition of the obverse is excellent.
A coin I'm very proud to have.
10 commentsVespasian70
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, SEVERUS ALEXANDER, A.D. 222-235. Denarius.204 viewsSEVERUS ALEXANDER, A.D. 222-235. Denarius, 231-235. AR 3.56 g. IMP ALEXAN-DER PIVS AVG , laureate bust r. Rev. PROVIDEN-TIA AVG , Providentia standing l. holding corn ears over modius and anchor. RIC 252.

A number of coins are graded as FDC, but I believe this coin is deserving of that grade. The coin in hand is even nicer then the picture. It has a wonderful style and detail is extremely sharp and I am proud to have been able to add this coin to my collection.

Ex: The New York Sale XXVIII, lot 1081
9 commentspaul1888
(15 votes)
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2013) 8.14.14.02 (plate coin)164 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 12.83g, 27.58mm, 225°
struck under legate Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV.K.L.C. - CEVHROC P
Head, laureate, r.
rev. VPA OOVIN TERTVLLOV NIKOPOLIT PROC I
Youthful unbearded Herakles, nude, stg. facing, head r., resting with r. hand
on his club, holding in l. hand his bow and lion-skin over l. arm
ref. a) not in AMNG:
obv. AMNG I/1, 1275
rev. AMNG I/1, 1276 var. (has NIKOPOLI)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.14.14.2 (plate coin)
very rare, EF+, superb green patina

Here Herakles seems to be prepared for starting his labors. One of my most beautiful Provincial coins!
11 commentsJochen
(15 votes)
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR denarius405 viewsDenarius minted in Italy, c.49 BC
CAESAR, elephant walking rigth, trampling on snake
No legend, Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and apex
4.05 gr
Ref : HCRI # 9, RCV #1399, Cohen #49
19 commentsPotator II
(47 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, HADRIANVS BRITANNICVS824 viewsSestertius of Hadrian, AD 122. EXERC BRITANNICVS SC ("For the army of Britain, by order of the Senate") RIC 913. Coin currently in the British Museum Department of Coins and Medals (gallery 49, case 14).
Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS 111 PP ("Hadrian Augustus, three times consul, father of his country")
22 commentsPetitioncrown
(37 votes)
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 195-175 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1C349 viewsDiademed and draped bust of Demetrios right, wearing elephant skin head dress. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY (of King Demetrios). Herakles standing facing, crowning himself, holding club and lion skin; PK monogram to inner left
Bopearachchi Series 1C; SNG ANS 187; Mitchiner 103d; Qunduz 28-33; Sear 7526.
(33 mm,16.68 g, 12h)
ex-CNG

At 33mm diameter this is a big coin, for an undoubtedly big man, despite him scoring only two sentences of mention in the surviving ancient written historical record.

15 commentsLloyd T
(35 votes)
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Thracian Chersonese AR, Lion * Pentacle Hemiobol565 viewsThracian, Chersonese 480-350 BC.
Silver Hemiobol

Obv: Forepart of lion right, head reverted left, tongue protruding.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square, pellet with ligate AΓ and Pentacle monograms.

Size: 14.10 x 13.4 mms.
Weight: 2.31 grams
Die Axis: 180°

Condition: Superb! Appears mint or near mint condition. I can’t imagine it looked much if at-all different the hour it was struck. Bright, clear, stunning luster, perfectly centered and well-struck in all areas on an excellent flan. Gorgeous coin which a mere photo cannot do justice.

Similar to: Sear Greek Coins and their Values (SG) Number sg1604/05
14 commentsTiathena
(28 votes)
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Sextus Pompeius/Q. Nasidius217 viewsDenarius (grs 3,92 and 19 mm) from one of the admirals of Sextus Pompeius. Main hypot. for issuance : 44-43 BC in Massalia (other : mint moving with Sextus in Sicily around 40 BC).
Obverse: Head looking right of Cn. Pompeius Magnus ; bef. trident ; below, dolphin ; behind, NEPTUNI.
Reverse : galley sailing right ; above, star ; below, Q. NASIDIUS.
Crawford 483/2. Sydenham 1350. Sear (Imp.) 235. Babelon Pompeia 28 (p. 354, vol. 2).
Again (see the didrachm from Akragas) the clear advantage of concavity for the reverse (with no neg. impacts on the observe).
12 commentslabienus
(27 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero, Rome mint, struck 64 AD, AE Sestertius410 viewsNERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P laureate-headed bust right with aegis on left shoulder
AVGVSTI, POR OST, SC bird’s eye view of a the new Ostia harbor; at top pharos surmounted by a statue (light house); at bottom, reclining figure of Neptune left, holding rudder and dolphin
RIC 181, Cohen 33 (20 Fr.)

ex. Arthur Bally-Herzog collection

15 commentsdupondius
(27 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS, posthumous AS, RIC 81170 viewsAs struck under the reign of Tiberius
DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, Radiate head of Augustus left
PROVIDENT AVG, Altar, S C in field
11.02 gr
Ref : Cohen #228, RCV #1789, RIC I # 81

This example comes with a black, even and glossy patina

5 commentsPotator II
(26 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AR Denarius1379 viewsTrajan AR Denarius

Attribution: RIC II, 128, Rome
Date: AD 103-111
Obverse: IMP TRAIANO AVG
GER DAC P M TR P, laureate
head rt., slight drapery on lt.
shoulder
Reverse: COS V P P S P Q R
OPTIMO PRINC, Victory stg. lt.,
half draped, wreath in rt. hand,
palm in lt.
Size: 18mm
Weight: 3.50 grams

Noah's Coins
10 commentsNoah
(25 votes)
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Roman Empire, Gordian III, Sestertius209 viewsRoman Empire; Gordian III. AD 238-244. Æ Sestertius (30mm, 24.35 g, 12h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. 8th-11th emissions, late AD 240-early 243. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing facing, head left, holding wreath and anchor; S-C across field. RIC IV 300a; Banti 38.
6 commentspaul1888
(22 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Postumia. C. Postumius, 74 BC, AR Denarius 143 viewsHead of Diana right, bow and quiver on shoulder. / Hound running right, hunting spear below; C POSTUMI in exergue with TA monogram below.
Sear (Millennium) 330; Seaby, Postumia 9 (Vol 1, p 83).
Spink & Son Ltd (London)
2 commentsLloyd T
(22 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I Antioch Billon Tetradrachm392 viewsPhilip I Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria. Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Eagle standing left, wreath in its beak, ANTIOXIA S C in exergue. Antioch Tetradrachm Prieur 448
8 commentsmwilson603
(22 votes)
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Ptolemy VI Philometor303 viewsSilver Tetradrachm
Alexandria mint
Struck c. 170-164 B.C.
27mm 14.2g
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis.
Rev: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt.
Svoronos 1489; SNG Copenhagen 265
16 commentsmihali84
(20 votes)
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Roman Empire, Titus RIC 1281 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 24 June-1 July 79 AD
RIC 1 (R), BMC 1 (R), RSC 334a
Obv - IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - TR POT VIII COS VII; Male captive kneeling r., hands bound behind back, in front of trophy, consisting of helmet, cuirass, crossed swords (?), and round shield.
Mint state
7 commentsDavid Atherton
(17 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Mamaea, denarius, FELICITAS PVBLICA265 viewsjulia mamaea/felicitas pvblica
absolute mint condition
2 commentsmickdale
(17 votes)
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GREEK, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 175-168 BC.118 viewsAR Hemidrachm (2.31 g.).
Obv: Laureate head Zeus right
Rev: Achaian League monogram; D left, M above, I right, trident below facing right; all within laurel wreath tied below.
Clerk 186/3; McClean 6461; Benner-Patrai-22.

exGorny & Mosch

SNG Cop. 274f. ; BMC 98
5 commentsDino
(15 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Silvered Follis 86 views311-313 AD. Nicomedia mint.
Obv.: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG - Laureate head right.
Rev.: SOLI INVICTO - Sol standing left in long robe, with raised right hand & holding up head of Serapis in left. SMN in ex., */A in l. field.
RIC 77b
Minos
(15 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitan, Dupondius, Ceres184 viewsObv:

CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII
Laueate head of Domitian to right

Rev:

CERES AVGVST
S C
Ceres standing left with grain stalks and long torch
7 commentsancientdave
(15 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Traianus 98-117 A.D253 viewsPerfect bust
Obv: TICAESARDIVI AVGFAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PM TR PS COS VI PP SPQR - PRO-AVG; Minted in Rome A.D.117. Providentia stg.l. resting on column. As RCII: 3154, but without PARTHICO on rev. and PRO-AVG in field instead of PRO-VID.
5 commentsM.G.M
(15 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus222 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS - AR Tetradrachm - LAODICEE, 202-2115 commentsAlwin
(15 votes)
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Antimachos I, ca. 175-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1E357 viewsDiademed head of Antimachos right wearing kausia. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘE[OY] ANTIMAXOY Poseidon standing facing, holding trident and palm branch, HA monogram in inner right field.
Bopearachchi Series 1E; SNG ANS 278 (monogram variant); Mitchiner 124a; Sear 7542.
(32 mm, 17.14 g, 12h)

Probably my finest tetradrachm - the male equivalent Mona Lisa of coinage!
11 commentsLloyd T
(27 votes)
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I, 312- 281 B.C., Babylonian double shekel393 views Silver double shekel, Houghton SC-88.2a, Newell ESM-263, SNG Cop -, gVF, 16.94g, 23.9mm, 315o, Babylon mint, c. 311-305 B.C.; obverse Ba'al seated left on diphros, holding scepter in right and resting left hand on seat, border of dots; reverse lion walking left on exergual line, horizontal anchor above, boarder of dots;6 commentssalem
(26 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTIUS II, Light miliarense RIC 252, Ferrando II plate coin191 viewsArles mint (Arelate), 3d officina
DN CONSTAN TIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius right
VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Constantius (soldier) facing holding spear and shield. TCON at exergue
4,54 gr ; 22,6 mm
Ref : RIC VII # 252, Ferrando II # 1026 (this coin), Cohen #326, RC #3993v
4 commentsPotator II
(21 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Agrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)1324 viewsAgrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)
Sestertius
Daughter of Julia and Marcus Agrippa, wife of Germanicus and mother of Emperor Caligula. The most beautiful woman of all Caesars in the most incredible condition. The finest known specimen orriginally from the Morreti Collection.
Obv. Posthumous portrait ordered by Caligula to commemorate his mother who had tragically died in exile. Rev.The carpentum drawn by two mules, the vehicle reserved for the use of the women of the imperial family in the city.
Cohen 1 ; RIC 42
25 commentsPetitioncrown
(61 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian The Apostate435 viewsJulian II. 360-363 AD. AE1 (8.89 gm). Antioch mint, 4th officina. DNFLCLIVLI-ANVSPFAVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above; (palm) ANTD (palm). RIC VIII 216; LRBC 2640.
Grade: good VF, dark brown patina.
BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT STYLE!
I can not understand why the coin was graded as gVF only - there are no any visible traces of circulating.
The most perfect portrait of Julian which I have seen ever. If you do not agree, show me better!
13 commentsIVLIANVS
(50 votes)
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GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy III Large Bronze313 viewsPtolemy III - ca 240BC - Alexandria - Drachm
Bronze - 43.1-43.9mm - 73.2gm - 11h
CHI/RHO monogram in eagle's legs
Svoronos 964, SNG Cop. 172
Not especially rare type, but always rare this nice. A real monster, too.
9 commentsPtolemAE
(20 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I369 viewsCONSTANTINUS I, “THE GREAT”, 307-337 AD. Centenional (2,5 gr.; Æ = 17,40 mm.; 6:00 hs.). Mint of Siscia, 1st officina, ca. 334-335 AD. Obv. DN CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Diademated militar bust right. Rev. GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers besides two militar standars; ex.: ·ASIS·. RIC VII (Sis.) #235; Salgado MRBI #8276.f. Mint State. Shiny dark patina.
4 commentsRicardo
(28 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, MAXIMUS sestertius RIC 13224 viewsRome mint, AD 236-238
MAXIMVS CAES GERM, Draped bust of Maximus right
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Maximus standing left with two standards behind him, SC in field
18.64 gr
Ref : RIC # 13, RCV #8411, Cohen #14
6 commentsPotator II
(28 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans - FL CONSTANTIS BEA C598 viewsFL CONSTANTIS BEA C
Bust laureated draped and cuirassed right

GLOR - IA EXERC - ITVS
Two soldiers standing, spear in outer hand, between them two standards

.DSIS.
Ric. vol VII, p.456 , 238 r1
12 commentsgb29400
(26 votes)
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great Tetradrachm451 viewsOne of the best examples of a temnos tetradrachm that I have seen. It has a high-relief beautifully-struck centered obverse, and as well as a wonderfully-struck reverse. Still boasts a mint lustre and nice toning.5 commentspeterpil19
(17 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - Quadrigatus/Didrachm144 viewsAnonymous. 225-212 BC. AR Quadrigatus (6.72 g, 3h). Uncertain mint. Laureate head of Janus, wearing slight beard, slightly wavy truncation / ROMA incuse on raised tablet in exergue, Jupiter, holding thunderbolt in right hand and scepter in left, in fast quadriga driven right by Victory. Crawford 30/1; Hersh, Quadrigatus -; Sydenham 64b var. (no slight beard); cf. Kestner 108 var. (same); cf. BMCRR Romano-Campanian 93; RSC 23.
11 commentscarthago
(24 votes)
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Roman Empire, Julia Paula. First wife of Emperor Elagabalus164 viewsObverse : IVLIA PAVLA AVG - Draped bust right. 
Reverse : CONCORDIA - Concordia ( Goddess of harmony )seated left, holding patera; star in left field.
About 2,64 gr Max., Dia., 20 mm Above XF
Rome mint: AD 219-220 
Reference: RIC 211 (Elagabalus) 

From The Sam Mansourati Collection

2 commentsSam
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galeria Valeria AE Follis 113 views311 AD. Alexandria mint.
Obv.: GAL VALERIA AVG - Diademed and draped bust of Galeria Valeria.
Rev.: VENERI VICTRICI - Venus holding apple and raising drapery over shoulder. [crescent]/K in l. field, Γ/P in r.; ALE in exergue.
RIC 128A
Minos
(16 votes)
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RGA, Septimius Severus, AD 193-211266 viewsGold aureus, 20.5mm, 7.24g, aVF
Struck at Rome c. AD 210
SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head to right / P M TR P XVIII COS III P P, Victory advancing to right, head turned back, leading small captive by the hand, and holding trophy over shoulder. RCOA
Ex: Harlan Berk
RIC 232; Calico 2517 (same dies)
8 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Diadumenianus421 viewsfr: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES
re: PRINC IVVENTVTIS
RIC IVii 102
5 commentspax
(32 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS AR Cistophorus (3 denarii) of Pergamum. Struck 19 - 18 B.C. 151 viewsi]Obverse: IMP IX TR PO V. Bare head of Augustus facing right.
Reverse: Triumphal arch surmounted by Augustus in facing triumphal quadriga; IMP IX TR POT V on architrave; S P R SIGNIS RECEPTIS in three lines within arch opening, standards at either side.
RIC I : 510 | BMC : 703 | RSC : 298
Very Rare.

This coin commemorates Augustus' triumphant agreement with the Parthians in 20 B.C. under which they returned the legionary standards captured from Crassus who was defeated and killed at Carrhae thirty-three years earlier (53 B.C.) Augustus installed these standards in the Temple of Mars Ultor.
The reverse of the coin shows the triumphal arch which was awarded to Augustus on the occasion of his recovery of the standards. This was the second triumphal arch awarded to Augustus and, like the earlier arch which had been constructed in 29 BC to honour his victory over Cleopatra, this second arch, which archaeological evidence suggests actually incorporated the first arch, stood in close proximity to the Temple of Divus Julius at the southern entrance to the Roman Forum.

This is the rarest cistophorus struck during the reign of Augustus with the exception of the exceedingly rare issues featuring a sphinx.
9 comments*Alex
(15 votes)
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, MARK ANTONY LEG IV denarius226 viewsDenarius struck in a travelling mint, c.32-31 BC
ANT • AVG / III VIR • R • P • C, Galley right
LEG IV, Legionary eagle between two standards
3.67 gr
Ref : HCRI #352, Cohen #30
7 commentsPotator II
(22 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CARUS, Posthumous antoninianus RIC 29118 viewsLugdunum mint, 2nd officina, AD 284-285
DIVO CARO PIO, Radiate head of Carus right
CONSECRATIO, Eagle facing, II at exergue
3.50 gr
Ref : Cohen #18, RCV #12394, RIC # 29
3 commentsPotator II
(20 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, SEVERUS ALEXANDER sestertius RIC 558197 viewsRome mint AD 231
IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, Laureate bust of Severus Alexander righ, with light drapery on left shoulder
IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, with a small figure of the emperor at his feet, SC in field
14.75 gr
Ref : RIC # 558, RCV #7966, Cohen # 74
8 commentsPotator II
(19 votes)
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GREEK, Myrina Tetradrachm439 viewsMyrina, Aeolis, AR-Tetradrachm, struck after 165 BC.
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev: MYPINAIΩN, Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch in left hand and phiale in right, omphalos and amphora at feet; monogram to left.
Ø 34 mm, 16.52 g.
Sacks Issue 39, BMC Troas 13.
Almost EF, minor porosity, recently cleaned.
10 commentsPscipio
(31 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caligula as 225 viewsAE As, 28.29mm (11.75 gm).

C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left / VESTA, S-C in field; Vesta, veiled, draped, seated left on throne with ornamental back and legs, holding patera in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left; VESTA above, S-C to left and right. Rome mint, struck AD 37-38.

RIC I, 038; BMCRE I, 046.


7 commentssocalcoins
(42 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maxentius Follis129 viewsObv: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG
laureate head right
Rev: AETE-RNITAS A-VG N,
The Dioscurs Castor and Pollux,standing facing each other,
each with star above, nude but chlamys hanging from shoulder,
leaning on sceptres & holding horses by bridles, she-wolf & twins between them
MOSTΔ in ex.
RIC VI : 16.
25mm 6.28gm

1 commentsOWL365
(23 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - Quadrigatus212 viewsMint:Roma or south Italy
225/215 BC
Dimensions:23.8mm/6.63grms
Réf:Bab.23, SYD.64
Conservation: SUP
One the the first exemple of this type
Hellenistic style...
12 commentsmoneta romana
(22 votes)
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Owl - This zoo needs an OWL! Preferably a perky owl..959 viewsCalabria --Circa 281-272 BC. AR Drachm (3.16 gm). Helmeted head of Athena left; helmet decorated with skylla hurling a stone / [TARANTINWN], owl standing right on thunderbolt, wings spread. Vlasto 1077ff; SNG ANS 1320 14 commentsfeatherz
(41 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus AE Follis 130 views305-306 AD. Serdica mint.
Obv.: D N MAXIMIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG - Laureate and mantled bust right, holding olive branch and mappa.
Rev.: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG - Providentia and Quies standing vis-à-vis; S-F/Γ/•SM•SD•.
RIC 15b.
1 commentsMinos
(25 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Marcia - L. Marcius Phillippus. Denarius 56 B.C.1507 viewsObv: Diademed head of King Ancus Marcius right, lituus behind, ANCVS below.
Rev: Aqueduct (the Aqua Marcia) represented as an arcade of five arches surmounted by equestrian statue right, AQVA MAR (MAR in monogram) within arches, PHILIPPVS on left.
RCV I : 382 | RSC I : Marcia 28.

This moneyer was the step-brother of Octavian, who was just seven years old at the time of this issue. The reverse of this coin commemorates the construction, in 144 B.C., of the Aqua Marcia by Q. Marcius Rex, whose statue appears above the aqueduct.

18 commentsthe_Apostate
(104 votes)
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GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Babylon, Alexander III The Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Price 3664300 viewsHead of young Herakles right in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡ[OΥ] Zeus enthroned left, confronting eagle held in right hand and grasping scepter with left, sea monster in left field, ΦIΛI monogram above thin strut between legs of throne, M thereunder.
Price 3664.
Babylon Royal Mint ca. 325-323 BC.
(24 mm, 17.18 gm, 6h)
Freeman & Sear Manhattan 2 Sale (4 January 2011) Lot 133

8 commentsLloyd T
(29 votes)
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GREEK, Mysia, Parium AR Hemidrachm200 viewsObv:– Facing Gorgoneion, surrounded by snakes.
Rev:– ΠA / PI, bull standing left, looking back right
Minted in Parion, 350 - 300 B.C.
Reference:– BMC Mysia p. 95, 14
2.427g, 13.8mm

Ex-Forum, Ex-Lanz.

5 commentsmaridvnvm
(24 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Aes grave Triens362 viewsTriens caput equitis by Plinius. PLINIUS
(19 votes)
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GREEK, Caria, ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodes139 viewsCirca 250-229 BC. AR Didrachm (6.61 g, 12h). Mnasimachos, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; MNAΣIMAXOΣ above; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing left. Ashton 208; SNG Keckman 537-9; SNG Copenhagen 765
4 commentscarthago
(19 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Commodus Bimetallic Medaillon371 viewsObv. M COMMODVS ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG BRIT. Laureate portrait bust, draped, cuirassed, right; dotted border
Rev. MINER VICT P M TR P XIIII IMP VIII / COS V P P. Minerva, helmeted, wearing chiton and himation, standing l., holding spear in the left hand
and Victoria on the right hand; at feet left, oval shield; to right, trophy and shields at ground
Mint: Rome, 189 AD.

41mm - 69.91g

Gnecchi II, p. 57, no. 48; MIR p. 18, no. 1132 (issue 59/60).

Brüder Egger, XXXIX, 15. Januar 1912, lot 1057 = 700 Östereichische Kronen

20 commentskc
(23 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Aes Grave787 viewsAs Janus /Prow . Turlow-Vecchi n° 51. Weight 273 gr. By Plinius. (...I love it!) 9 commentsPLINIUS
(31 votes)
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Myrina Tetradrachm vrs2.247 viewsMyrina, Aeolis, AR-Tetradrachm, struck after 165 BC.
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev: MYPINAIΩN, Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch in left hand and phiale in right, omphalos and amphora at feet; monogram to left.
Ø 34 mm, 16.52 g.
Sacks Issue 39, BMC Troas 13.
Almost EF, minor porosity, recently cleaned.
6 commentsPscipio
(22 votes)
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BYZANTINE, John VIII Palaeologus, 1423-1448, Constantinople, AR Stavraton (Half Hyperpyron)1411 viewsIWANHC ΔECΠOTIC O ΠAΛEOΛOΓOC / ΘV XAPITI AVTOKPATOP in two circles inside which bust of John facing, bearded, nimbate, crown with pendila, a pellet in the left and right fields. / IC/I-XC/X Nimbate bust of Christ, book of Gospels in left hand, right hand raised in benediction, all inside dotted and lined circle, surrounded by margin with pellets, inside solid line circle. 6.7g

When voting be careful to compare this with other coins of the same denomination, not the smaller ones which have cause to look even more crude. While this is crude and probably easily bested, I would prefer the coin that ousts this entrant at least have as much of the name of the ruler as does this one (IWA at the top of the outer circle).

5 commentsdougsmit
(29 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.28 g, 1h). Secular Games issue Lion264 viewsPhilip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.28 g, 1h). Secular Games issue. Rome mint, 1st officina. 9th emission, AD 248. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Lion advancing right; I in exergue. RIC IV 12; RSC 173. EF. Well struck reverse.
3 commentsAdrian W
(33 votes)
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Constantine II, AR Heavy Siliqua351 viewsAR Heavy Siliqua. Averse: Bare head of Constantine to r., head bound with tenia; Reverse: CONSTANTINVS CAESAR, three palm leaves with star on top, N below (Nikomedia mint?)8 commentsOptimus
(33 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius AE Centionalis. (Trier) RIC VIII : 266.1087 viewsObverse: IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FELICITAS REIPVBLICE. Emperor in military dress standing left, holding Victory on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner; in right field, A; in exergue, TRS crescent.
Struck between A.D.351 and 353.
4 commentsmickdale
(24 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTIUS II 337-361 AE CENTENTIONALIS FALLEN HORSEMAN104 viewsCONSTANTIUS II 337-361 AD CENTENIONALIS
RIC VIII Constantinople 81
D N CONSTAN TIVS PF AVG
DIADEMED,DRAPED AND CUIRASSED BUDT RIGHT
FEL TEMP REPATRIO
GREAT SILVERING

SOLDIER SPEARING FALLEN HORSEMAN

SEAVER COLLECTION

7 commentsAdrian W
(20 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Macrinus, Rome mint, struck 217-218 AD, Silver Antoninian289 viewsIMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG radiate-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
FIDES MILITVM Fides standing left
RIC 9, Cohen 27 (12 Fr.)
6 commentsdupondius
(20 votes)
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BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople604 viewsObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: Archangel Michael
26-30 mm
Sear 2036
Coins of this type are usually poorly struck and/or severely clipped. Not this one!
From the collection of Laetvs
2 commentsLaetvs
(20 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Macrinus, Rom mint, struck 217-218 AD, Silver Denarius363 viewsIMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG laureate-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
AEQVITAS AVG Aequitas standing left
RIC 53, Cohen 2 (6 Fr.)
4 commentsdupondius
(16 votes)
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Roman Empire, Caracalla Denarius474 viewsObv. IMP CAES M AVR ANTON AVG, laureate and draped bust right
Rev. SECVRIT ORBIS, Securitas seated right by altar, propping head on right hand and holding sceptre
Mint: Rome, 198-199 AD.

19mm 3.11g

RIC 22 var

16 commentskc
(44 votes)
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GREEK, Pamphylia, Aspendos stater with Ba'al countermark191 viewsThis BOT entry asks you to consider more than the usual question of coin grade. To match or exceed this 'type' I ask you consider not just the coin but the countermark and its placement. The countermark should have a better strike of the bull and, especially, better clarity of the LUY legend (Aramaic for Ba'al read right to left). Further, I'll expect the flat mark on the opposite side to do less damage to that design than this one. My example suffers from the dotted border falling across the middle of the bull so there is a lot of room for improvement here. Each voter can deside if the off centered reverse is a fault or a benefit since it makes room for the countermark.
This BOT entry is to demonstrate that there are many factors to consider when 'grading an ancient coin.
3 commentsdougsmit
(20 votes)
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Roman Empire, PHILIP I THE ARAB (244–249). Antoninianus. Rome. 113 viewsPHILIP I THE ARAB (244–249). Antoninianus. Rome.
Obv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG.
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SAECVLARES AVGG / II.
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus.
RIC 15.
Ex Numismatik Lanz auction 40 (1987) Lot 783.
Weight: 5.5 g.
Diameter: 23 mm.
3 commentspaul1888
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, JOVIAN Double maiorina (AE1) RIC 228134 viewsAntioch mint, 3 rd officina
D N IOVIAN VS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovianus right
VICTORIA ROMANORVM, Jovianus standing, holding victory on a globe and labarum, ANT gamma at exergue
8.46 gr
Ref : RIC # 228, Cohen #22, RC #4085, LRBC #2645
4 commentsPotator II
(16 votes)
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2013) 8.23.46.04 corr. (plate coin)195 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 14.01g, 27.34mm, 45°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. AV K OPPEL CE - VH MAKRINOC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. VP AGRIPPA NIKOPOLITWN PROC / C ICTRW
city-gate with three towers, all with three pinnacles, closed double-door
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1826 (for Diadumenian)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3383
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2013) No. 8.23.46.4 corr. (plate coin)
writes NIKOPOLEITWN
very rare, VF/EF, dark-brown patina, a wunderful coin!
14 commentsJochen
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero - TEMPLE1151 viewsObv.:NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head right Rev.: PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT S-C, Temple of Janus with latticed windows & garland hung across doors; doors to the right. Cohen 146
18 commentspostumus
(87 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, PUPIENUS denarius RIC 6154 viewsRome mint, AD 238
IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
PM TRP COS II PP, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and sceptre
3.08 gr
Ref : RIC # 6, RCV # 8527, Cohen # 26
5 commentsPotator II
(19 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CARACALLA RECTOR ORBIS158 viewsCaracalla, 199-200 AD. A superb Caracalla denarius with a youthful bust and a reverse, where the emperor is depicted as the fixer of the world. ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped & cuirrassed bust right / RECTOR ORBIS, Caracalla as Sol standing front, head left, holding globe and spear reversed. RIC 39b12 commentsHELEN S
(15 votes)
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GREEK, Thrace, Thasos AR Tetradrachm267 views(168/7-148 BC)
Obv.: Wreathed head of young Dionysos right.
Rev.: Herakles standing left, head left, holding club, lion skin draped over left arm; M to inner left.
Le Rider, Thasiennes 51; SNG Copenhagen 1039.
6 commentsMinos
(45 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Carausius, Diocletian & Maximianus - Antoninianus3455 viewsObv.: CARAVSIVS ET FRATRES SVI, jugate, radiate & cuirassed busts of Maximianus, Diocletian & Carausius left Rev.:PAX A-VGGG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch & vertical scepter; S P/C. Mint Camulodunum. (Struck circa 292-293 AD)57 commentspostumus
(184 votes)
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 449-413 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Starr pl. xxii, 6770 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing helmet ornamented with vine scroll and laurel leaves.
Owl facing standing right, head facing, AΘE to right, olive sprig and crescent to left, all within incuse square.
Starr pl. xxii, 6; SNG Copenhagen 33; Sear 2526.
(22 mm, 17.18 g, 10h)
16 commentsLloyd T
(80 votes)
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Roman Empire, Tiberius Tribute Penny167 viewsTiberius Tribute Penny
Obv. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Livia (as Pax) seated right, holding sceptre and olive branch.
Mint: Lugdunum, 18-35 AD.

18mm 3.83g

RIC² 26

5 commentskc
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan Decius Antoninianus423 viewsAttribution: RIC 121, 12b
Date: AD 249-253
Obverse: IMP C M Q
TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG,
radiate, draped, and cuirassed
bust r.
Reverse: DACIA, Dacia stg. l.
wearing robe reaching to feet,
holding vertical staff w/ ass’
head (misidentified here and
actually a draco battle standard
common among Dacian troops)
Size: 23 mm
Weight: 4.3 grams

4 commentsNoah
(57 votes)
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Mark Antony, AR Legionary denarius406 viewsI dare say I kept it because I have not seen a much better one...at least not recently!8 commentsOptimus
(28 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I (308-324 AD), Follis - RIC 60124 viewsObv: IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing left, chlamys over shoulder, leaning on sceptre and holding Victory on globe. Eagle with wreath in beak below left.
Minted in Thessalonica (.TS.A. in exe), officina 1, 312-313 AD.
1 commentspierre_p77
(21 votes)
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Theodosius I RIC IX, Mediolanum 8(b)254 viewsTheodosius I the Great, AD 379-395
AV - Solidus, 4.46g, 21mm
Mediolanum, Aug 25. 383 - summer 387
obv. DN THEODO - SIVS PF AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, head pearl-diademed r.
rev. VICTOR - IA AVGG
Theodosius I and Valentinianus II, both nimbated, each holding
mappa, sitting frontal, holding together globe, between them
palmbranch. Above them Victory, wings over their heads, hands
on the emperor's shoulders
exergue: COM
RIC IX, Mediolanum 8(b); C.37
Rare; good VF
added to www.wildwinds.com


COM, from Comes Auri or Comes Obryzi. The abbreviated title of the official who is known to have supervised the imperial gold supplies in the western part of the Empire, the 'Count of Gold'. Not used in the eastern part of the Roman Empire.
4 commentsJochen
(21 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian, silver denarius, RIC 118777 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 1058(C), BMC 251, RSC 554
Obv.- IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev.- TR POT X COS VIIII; Capricorn l. : below, globe
9 commentsVespasian70
(34 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III AR Tetradrachm226 viewsAD240 Gordian III Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria ( Seleucis & Pieria )

obv: Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed, viewed from the rear.
rev: Eagle standing facing with head left, wings open, holding wreath in beak, SC below.
11.02gr
8 commentsrexesq
(20 votes)
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GREEK, Mysia, Parium AR Hemidrachm174 views4th cent. BC
Obv.: Gorgoneion with protruding tongue, EP monogram in hair.
Rev.: ΠΑ / ΡΙ, bull standing left, head reverted, wreath between legs.
SNG Aul. - ; SNG Cop. - ; BMC -
6 commentsMinos
(26 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS Denarius, RIC 167a187 viewsLyon mint c.12 BC
AUGUSTUS DIVI F, Bare head of Augustus right
IMP X, Bull butting right
3.77 gr
Ref : RIC # 167a, RCV #1610, Cohen #137
unfortunately minted on a short flan, but not detracting from its very good style, strike and preservation IMO
It's my wife's favorite coin of mine
7 commentsPotator II
(26 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan Decius - FELICITAS SAECVLI896 viewsObv.:IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate & cuirassed bust right Rev.: FELICITAS SAECVLI S-C, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & cornucopiae. 14 commentspostumus
(81 votes)
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Vespasian Denarius433 viewsStruck under Titus, 80-81 AD. Laureate head right, DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS / Shield inscribed S C supported by two capricorns.
8 commentssocalcoins
(42 votes)
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Theodosius II RIC X, Constantinopolis 321166 viewsTheodosius II, AD 402-450, son of Arcadius
AU - Solidus, 4.47g, 21.5mm
Constantinopolis AD 441-450
obv. DN THEODOSI - VS PF
Helmeted bust facing, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, spear in r. hand held over r.
shoulder behind head, on l. arm decorated shield with horseman riding down
enemy
rev. IMP XXXXII COS - XVII PP
Constantinopolis enthroned to l., l. foot on prow, holding cross-globe and
sceptre, by the throne a shield, star in l. field
exergue: COMOB
RIC X, 321 (group III type A); R4
good EF (fine graffiti K in r. obv. field)
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Group III: No punctuation either side; throne square-backed; figure with stiff drapery, r. knee shown as triangular protuberance from body, with fan-shaped drapery; vertical sceptre; legend ends above shield; which is large and rather irregular (type A)
Jochen
(16 votes)
QuietusAntoninianus~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Quietus Antoninianus373 viewsObv: IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Quietus facing right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI. Jupiter seated facing left, holding a patera in his right hand and a sceptre in his left; an eagle at his feet; in left field, star.
RIC V ii : 6 (r3)
VERY RARE

1 commentssocalcoins
(38 votes)
hadrian_39.jpg
Hadrian RIC II, 39292 viewsHadrian 117- 138
AV - Aureus, 7.15g, 19mm
Rome 118
obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, laureate head r.
rev. PM TRP COS II
Concordia sitting l., holding patera in extended r. hand and
leaning with l. ellbow on statuette of Spes; cornucopiae under throne
exergue: CONCORD
RIC II, 39(a); C.232; BMCR.59
about VF, traces of attachment (?)

CONCORDIA, personification of concord and harmony, worshipped as a goddess (first temple at Rome 367 BC). The symbolism of her attributes (cornucopiae, patera, sceptre, olive branch, flower, ears of corn, sometimes a statuette of Spes) suggests the benefits Concordia brings, and indicates a relationship between Concordia, Pax and Fides.




3 commentsJochen
(19 votes)
bot21.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla AR Denarius201 views198-199 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: IMP CAES M AVR ANTON AVG - Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev.: SECVRIT ORBIS - Securitas seated right, hand raised, holding staff, altar before.
RIC 22a
6 commentsMinos
(34 votes)
Diocletian.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian, AE Antoninianus 107 viewsDiocletian AE Antoninianus
OBV: IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuir. bust right. Dot under crown.
REV: CONCORDIA MILITVM
Diocletian standing left holding septre, receiving Victory on globe
from Jupiter standing right, holding septre.
A in field below. XXI in Exergue
A very tiny amount of silvering remains on the left field of the reverse
RIC V-2 306 Cyzicus Mint
285-293 A.D.
22mm 3.2gm
3 commentsgoldenancients
(15 votes)
Herrenius_Etruscus.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Herennius Etruscus, Rome mint, struck 250-251 AD, AE Sestertius204 viewsQ HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
PIETAS AVGVSTORVM, SC Priestly emblems
RIC 168a, Cohen 15

6 commentsdupondius
(15 votes)
kyme_hemiobol~0.jpg
GREEK, Kyme hemiobol, 480/450 BC 147 views8mm, 0.35g
obv: KY; head of eagle left
rev: incuse square of mill-sail pattern
BMC p. 105, 10 ff.
7 commentsareich
(15 votes)
82~1.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AR Tetradrachm - Melqart (PRIEUR 1495) Syria, Antioch.105 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Syria, Antioch 103-111 AD
15.04g 23mm

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R), above Eagle standing on club (R), Grain ear in left field.


Rev: Laureate bust of MELQART (Hercules) (R), lion's skin tied around neck.

Likely one of the finest known examples of the issue.

McAlee 455 Prieur 1495
2 commentsKained but Able
(15 votes)
caracalla_284.jpg
Caracalla RIC IV, 284213 viewsCaracalla AD 198 - 217
AR - Denar, 3.13g, 19mm
Rome AD 217
obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
laureate head r.
rev. PM TRP XX COS IIII PP
Diana (or Luna?) with crescent on head and scarf flying
behind her, standing in bull-biga, driving l.
RIC IV, 284; C.396
Scarce; good EF
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5 commentsJochen
(18 votes)
constans_siscia114.jpg
Constans RIC VIII, Siscia 114555 viewsConstans 337 - 350, son of Constantin I
AV - Solidus, 4.46g, 20mm
Siscia AD 342
obv. FL IVL CONS - TANS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, rosette-diademed head r.
rev. OB VICTORIAM TRIVMPHALEM
2 Victories standing facing, holding between them shield inscribed
with VOT X MVL XX in four lines (var. A)
exergue: SIS star
RIC VIII, Siscia 114; C.90
R3; EF, with no signs of circulation or wear except daggers mark across
lower revers

Allusion to the victory in the war against the Franks 341/342
from Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
9 commentsJochen
(50 votes)
RI 132ma img.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Lugdunum, RIC 64 Bust Type G645 viewsObv:– VIRTVS PRO-BI AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, decorated with emperor riding past row of soldiers with shields
Rev:– ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive
Minted in Lugdunum (IIII) Emission 5 Officina 4. End A.D. 277 to Early A.D. 278
References:– Cohen 69. Bastien 256 (2 examples). RIC 64 Bust Type G (S)
Appear to be an obverse die match to the plate example in Bastien.

Maridvnvm
9 commentsmaridvnvm
(38 votes)
Procopius.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Procopius ae3, Constantinople818 viewsObv: D N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: REPARATI-O FEL TEMP. Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand and resting left on shield. At foot, left, a small indeterminate object, possibly a helmet. Above, in right field, Chi-Rho; in exergue, CONS gamma.
RIC IX : 17a (R2)
10 commentsthe_Apostate
(90 votes)
Aelia Flacilla~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Aelia Flaccilla AE2. Constantinopolis. RIC IX : 551149 viewsObv: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG. Diademed and draped bust right.
Obv: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE. Victory seated right on throne, writing Christogram on shield held on small column. In exergue, CON Epsilon (fifth officina).
11 commentsthe_Apostate
(69 votes)
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Sextus Pompeius and Q. Nasidius, Denarius169 viewsMint moving with Sextus Pompeius, Sicily, 42-39 BC
NEPTVNI, head of Pompey the great right, trident before head, dolphin below
Q.NASIDIVS at exergue, galley sailing right, star in upper field
3.92 gr
Ref : HCRI # 235, RCV # 1390, Crawford # 483/2, Sydenham # 1350, Cohen # 20
Ex Freeman & Sear, Ex Barry Feirstein collection
Ex Roma Numismatics
3 commentsPotator II
(17 votes)
Macedonian_Kingdom,_Alexander_III_the_Great,_AR_Drachm,_Sardis_Mint_325-323_BC,_Lifetime_issue~0.jpg
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lydia, Sardis, Alexander III the Great, AR Drachm, 336-323 BC – lifetime issue - Price 2576320 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress. / AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated facing on backless throne, his left leg and torso facing front, his head, right arm and right to left; holding eagle in his right hand and long sceptre in his left; NK monogram above bee in left field.
Price 2576; Thompson 134 (same dies). Sardis mint ca. 325/4-323 BC.
(18 mm, 4.27 g, 12h)
ex- Arthur J. Frank Collection; ex- NFA Auction II (25-26 March 1976) Lot 12.

9 commentsLloyd T
(17 votes)
DiocletianFollis.jpg
Diocletian Follis260 viewsMy one and only Vauctions win!

Laur head right, IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG / Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right holding patera and cornucopiae in left, GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI; K in left field, V in right field, delta mint mark. RIC VI 54a (p. 620).
7 commentssocalcoins
(22 votes)
AugustusAgrippaAsCroc.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus & Agrippa, AE As , COL NEM1989 viewsAugustus & Agrippa, AE As, 28mm (12.83 gm). Addorsed heads of Agrippa on left, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus on right, wearing oak wreath, IMP above and DIVI F below / Crocodile chained to palm tip, wreath in upper left and COL - NEM above. Nemausus, c. 10 BC - AD 10. RIC I 158 (pg. 51).
28 commentssocalcoins
(123 votes)
Max-I-Pax-Ric-12.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I - Pax478 viewsIMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right;
PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left holding branch and scepter;

Silver denarius, RIC 12, choice EF, 2.62g, 20.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 235-236 A.D. nicely centered, flat area on obverse drapery ex Scott Collection; from Forum
Submitted by Jimwho523

7 commentsjimwho523
(49 votes)
Immagine2.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius AE As, Libertas1139 viewsObv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP - Bare head left. Rev: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA - Libertas standing, facing, holding pileus and raising hand; SC across fields. MintRome . RIC 11310 commentspostumus
(76 votes)
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Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 38, As of AD 37-38190 viewsÆ As (11.5g, 30mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 37-38.
Obv.: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT bare head of Gaius facing left.
Rev.: VESTA S C Vesta veiled and draped, seated left on a throne, holding a patera in her right hand and a long sceptre in her left
RIC 38 (C); Cohen 27
ex CNG, 2000 ("nr EF, warm brown patina, exceptional surfaces")
7 commentsCharles S
(19 votes)
RI 132aq img~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 223348 viewsObv:– PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VICTORIA GERM, Trophy between two captives
Minted in Rome (R Thunderbolt A in exe) Emission 6 Officina 1. A.D. 280
Reference(s) – RIC 223 Bust type F
Weight 4.14 gms
Size 20.83 mm
Size 23.69mm
2 commentsmaridvnvm
(32 votes)
bot.jpg
GREEK, Macedonia, Philip III Arrhidaios AE Unit144 viewsMiletos mint (323-319 BC).
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev.: Bow in bow case and club; grain ear below. With the name and types of Alexander III ‘the Great’.
Price 2102.
5 commentsMinos
(16 votes)
Achaia,_Archean_League,_Argos_AR_Hemidrachm_-_CNG_160__Lot_43.jpg
GREEK, Achaean League, Argos, ca. 175-168 BC, AR Hemidrachm - Agrinion 308140 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right. / Wreath surrounding AX monogram in centre; TK monogram above and Harpa right below.
BCD Peloponnesos 1136 (this coin); Clerk 147; Agrinion 308 (same dies).
(17 mm, 2.47 g, 12h)
ex- BCD Collection; LHS 96, Lot 1136 (8 May 2006); ex- Empire Coins Fixed Price List 76 (September 1995).

One of the more refined images of Zeus on this series of Achaian League emissions, complimented by the slightly oval flan.
3 commentsLloyd T
(16 votes)
normal_Faustina_II_IVNO~0.jpg
Faustina II denarius145 viewsFAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Draped and diad. bust right

IVNONI REGINAE
Juno seated holding patera and sceptre, peacock at feet

Rome 161-175 AD


Sear 5257
RIC 698
RSC 145

3.1g

A more mature Faustina

Ex-CNG catalog May 22, 2002
From the Jurgen K. Schmidt collection
3 commentsJay GT4
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Agrippa, Copper as, RIC I Caligula 58248 viewsAgrippa, Military commander, friend of Augustus, grandfather of Caligula, great-grandfather of Nero

Copper as, RIC I Caligula 58, SRCV I 556, superb EF, weight 10.34 g, maximum diameter 27.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 38 A.D.; obverse M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing a rostral crown; reverse Neptune standing half left, dolphin in right, trident in left, S - C across fields; bold high relief strike on a large flan with no wear, beautiful green patina, extraordinary portrait, spectacular!

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a boyhood friend of Augustus and a renowned military commander on land and sea, winning the famous battle of Actium against the forces of Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra. Declared Augustus' successor, Agrippa's brilliant career ended when he predeceased Augustus in 12 B.C. He was married to Augustus' daughter Julia; father of Gaius and Lucius Caesars, Agrippa Postumus, Julia and Agrippina Senior; grandfather of Caligula, and great-grandfather of Nero.

6 commentsJoe Sermarini
(29 votes)
FilippoI-10.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I - FELICITAS TEMP319 viewsObv.:IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate bust right Rev.: FELICITAS TEMP SC, Felicitas standing left with caduceus & cornucopiae. RIC 169a, Cohen 44.5 commentspostumus
(29 votes)
SeverusAlexanderDenarius.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander Denarius551 viewsLaureate head of Severus Alexander right, IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG / Mars advancing right, MARS VLTOR. RIC 246; BMCRE 833.4 commentssocalcoins
(29 votes)
177- Aurelian Victoria~0.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelian Victoria910 viewsAE Antoninianus, 170-175 AD, Siscia Mint
Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left with wreath and palm, * left , S Right.
RIC 237 Siscia Mint.
22mm, 3.6gm.
3 commentsjdholds
(26 votes)
MarAurelio14.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius - SALVTI AVGVSTOR833 viewsSestertius Obv.: IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M, laureate head right Rev.:SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XVII S-C, COS III below, Salus standing left offering a patera to snake arising from altar, and holding scepter. Cohen 564. 23 commentspostumus
(75 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla.146 viewsAR denarius. 213 AD. 3.48 gr. Laureate head right. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT. / Mars advancing left holding spear and trophy. MARTI PROPVGNATORI. RIC 223. RSC 150.

1 commentsbenito
(18 votes)
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GREEK, ATTICA, Athens AR "New Style" Tetradrachm1490 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 168/5-50 BC. AR New Style Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.74 gm). Struck circa 136/5 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / A-QE, owl standing right on amphora; magistrates MI-KI and QEO-FRA; Nike in quadriga right in right field, M on amphora, SW below amphora; all within wreath. Cf. Thompson 315-323 (unlisted dies). EF, lightly toned.

Submitted by Ecoli
8 commentsecoli
(59 votes)
Kyrenaikadidrachm.jpg
GREEK, Kyrenaika Didrachm498 viewsExcellent Kyrenaikan Didrachm from Magistrate/Ptolemy I period.6 commentsalexB
(46 votes)
Nero_64.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero - DECVRSIO686 viewsObv.:NERO CLAVDIUS CAESAR AVG GER P M TR IMP P P, laureate head left Rev.:DECURSIO S-C, Nero galloping right holding couched spear with soldier or officer galloping beside him. 5 commentspostumus
(40 votes)
Kyzikos_AE9-12_0_78g~0.jpg
GREEK, Mysia, Kyzikos, AR9-12241 views9-12mm, 0.78g
obv: forepart of boar left, tunny fish behind
rev: lion's head left, retrograde K above left.
SNG Paris 390; BMC Mysia p. 35, 121; SGCV II 3850
7 commentsareich
(35 votes)
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR and MARK ANTONY denarius133 viewsDenarius minted in 43 BC
M ANTO IMP RPC, Head of Mark Antony right, lituus behind him
CAESAR DIC, Head of Caesar right, jug behind him
3.76 gr
Ref : HCRI # 123, RCV #1465, Cohen #3
7 commentsPotator II
(15 votes)
PT-Elag25__3~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Elagabalus, AR Antoninianus84 viewsAR Antoninianus, Rome Mint, A.D.218

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Radiate draped bust of Elagabalus right.
Rev: P M TR P COS P P Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory and sceptre, shield at side.
Weight 5.15g

RIC.1 Sear RCV II 7493 RSC 125



1 commentsnemesis
(15 votes)
Domitian_RIC_II_271~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian as Caesar RIC 271 (under Titus)132 viewsDomitian, denarius.
RIC II 271 (Titus), RSC 399a.
17 - 18 mm, 3.4 g.
Rome Mint, 80 AD.
Obv. CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate, bearded, head right.
Rev. PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Corinthian helmet on draped chair.

A significant set of coins was issued in 80 AD in conjunction with the divine propriation of the gods for the plague and fire in Rome and the eruption of the Vesuvius. The coins refer to a special religious feast to please the gods. The religious rites required that the sacred couches of the gods (pulvinaria), be set out with emblems of the deity placed on the couch. There are several such representations on the coins of Titus and Domitian, like this denarius with a helmet on a draped couch (Minerva).
2 commentsMarsman
(15 votes)
theodosius2.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II Solidus1076 viewsAV Solidus. Constantinople mint. Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG - Three-quarters bust right, draped, cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXXS - Constantinopolis seated left, holding cross on globe and scepter, her left foot sits on the prow of a galley and at rear of her throne, a shield sits; in right field, a 'star'. Exe: CONOB : AD 430-440, RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce, page 259/ 4.48 g. FDC.
11 commentsLordBest
(79 votes)
Marius~0.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, MARIUS -- Gallic Empire396 viewsGALLIC EMPIRE -- MARIUS
IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG Draped, cuirassed and radiated bust right
VICTO - Ri - A AV - G Victoria walking right
with full silvering

gb29400
4 commentsgb29400
(27 votes)
Magnentius~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius. A.D.350-353. AE Centenionalis of Lugdunum. RIC VIII : 145.590 viewsObv. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES. Two Victories standing facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X, Chi-Rho above, S P below; in exergue, RPLG.
5 commentsthe_Apostate
(27 votes)
constantinI_ticinum_31.jpg
Constantine I RIC VII, Ticinum 31353 viewsConstantine I the Great AD 307-337
AU - Solidus, 4.48g, 19mm
Ticinum, autumn AD 315
obv. CONSTANTI - NVS PF AVG
Bust laureate r.
rev. RESTITVTORI LIBERTATIS
Emperor in military dress, stg. l., short sceptre on l. arm, receiving
globe from Roma, std. r. on throne, holding sceptre.
exergue: SMT
RIC VII, Ticinum 31
very rare! nearly EF
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This Solidus I have seldom seen. The first Solidi were struck end of AD 310 in Trier, then in Arles. Ticinum started in autumn AD 315 with the issue of these new denomination. This type therefore is one of the earliest Solidi struck in Italy for Constantine. Interesting is its size: With 19mm it is smaller than the later Solidi. And with its thickness too it reminds a bit on the older Aurei!
5 commentsJochen
(27 votes)
Pupienus.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Pupienus, denarius, RIC 1541 viewsIMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG.Laureate bust of Pupienus
CONCORDIA AVGG.Concordia seated left,holding patera and two cornucopia
RIC-001, RSC-6, sear 2413, Rome mint April - June AD 238
8 commentsthe_Apostate
(49 votes)
domitian_127.jpg
Domitian RIC II, 127396 viewsDomitian 81 - 96
AV - Aureus, 7.38g, 18mm
Rome AD 88 - 89
obv. DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS
head laureate r.
rev. GERMANICVS COS XIIII
Germania naked to waist, wearing breeches, sitting r. on shield, in mourning
attitude; below a broken spear
shield with scroll ornaments and central dot
RIC II, 127; C.148
good F, clipped?

GERMANICUS, after the campaign against the Chatti and the extension of the DECUMATES AGRI of Vespasian to the river Main and the Taunus mountains AD 83
Hexagonal long shield, used by the Germanic tribes
1 commentsJochen
(22 votes)
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Roman Empire, Caracalla, Nicopolis ad Istrum882 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. Æ 26mm (11.90 gm). Ovinius Tertullus, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Apollo Sauroktonos ("Lizardslayer") standing right, holding branch and watching lizard on tree. AMNG I 1518; SNG Copenhagen -. 16 commentsthe_Apostate
(56 votes)
T19.jpg
Roman Empire, Titus RIC 19105 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 19 (C), BMC 22, RSC 280
Obv - IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P; Capricorn l. : below, globe.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
(17 votes)
RI 051a img.jpg
051 - Marcus Aurelius denarius - RIC 259199 viewsObv:– M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI, Laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from the rear
Rev:– IMP VI COS III, Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear, large shield at side
Reference RIC 259
3 commentsmaridvnvm
(17 votes)
Faustina.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, FAUSTINA JUNIOR Denarius. RIC III : 712. 538 viewsObv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. Diademed bust of Faustina facing right.
Rev: SAECVLI FELICIT. Two children, Commodus and Antoninus, seated on throne, with globe between them.
8 commentsthe_Apostate
(51 votes)
Domitianavs_x-2b.jpg
Domitian * Minerva with Owl, 81-96 AD. AR Denarius437 views
Domitianvs * Minerva with Owl, 88 AD. Silver Denarius
" ~ My service to the state is listed here ~ "

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI * Domitian, Laureate head right facing.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P – Minerva helmeted & armed right-facing, surmounting Rostrum, holding thunderbolt (or javelin) in right hand, arm raised to throwing position, and shield at the ready on left arm, her owl, facing, at her feet to the right.

Exergue: Occupied by capital-piece of rostrum column.

Mint: Rome
Struck: January-August 88 AD.

Size: 22 mm.
Weight: 2.96 grams
Die axis: 180°

Condition: Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful bright, clear luster with tri-colored cabinet toning (rainbow effect) on the reverse.

Refs:*
RSC 236
RIC II, 108a
BMC 103(v)
Cohen 218(v)
Sear RCV I (2000), 2730(v), page 495

12 commentsTiathena
(29 votes)
Max-I-Pax-Ric12.jpg
235 AD - Maximinus I - 235-236 AD - Pax Denarius257 viewsIMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right;
PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left holding branch and scepter;

Silver denarius, RIC 12, choice EF, 2.62g, 20.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 235-236 A.D. nicely centered, flat area on obverse drapery ex Scott Collection; from Forum
4 commentsjimwho523
(24 votes)
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Diocletian RIC VI, Siscia 36345 viewsDiocletian 284 - 305
AR - Argenteus, 2.84g, 19mm
Siscia ca. 294/5
obv. DIOCLETI - ANVS AVG
laureate head r.
rev. VICTORIA - SARMAT
The 4 emperors Diocletian, Constantius, Maximianus and Galerius
sacrificing over tripod before archway in six-turreted enclosure
RIC VI, Siscia 36; cf. C.488
R5 (before finding of the Sisak hoard!); EF uncirculated, from Sisak hoard(1953)
Referred clearly to Galerius' Danubian activities 293/6, struck for use by
military recipients above all (RIC)
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From RIC: The reverse type exemplifies the times of Diocletian with symbolic accuracy, for the Empire was in many parts reduced to walled cities and fortresses, and it was ruled by 4 men who recognized that in those desperate times their strength was derived from their conformity!



11 commentsJochen
(24 votes)
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Caligula. As 609 viewsC CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT
VESTA / S C

RIC 38 (C) ; COHEN 27


9 commentsfrederic W
(74 votes)
Constantine I Sol SIC Trier 310-313 (RIC VII Trier 873) 22.2mm - BenB.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I Soli Invicto Comiti Trier 310-313513 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
Rev: SOLI INVIC-TO COMITO
Left field: T
Right field: F
Exe: PTR
Bust: LC
Size: 22.2mm

Sol facing, head left; chlamys draped over left shoulder; holding globe.

Attribution: RIC VII Trier 873, minted 310-313 AD

From the collection of BenB
8 commentsBenB
(31 votes)
CrispusVirtus.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, CRISPUS -- Virtus -- Treveri Mint483 viewsCRISPVS NOB CAES His cirassed bust with helmet right
VIRTVS EXERCIT Star // STR

Large flan -- best Style of treveri

RIC. 255 R4

gb29400
2 commentsgb29400
(38 votes)
06869p00.jpe
GREEK, Ptolemaic Kingdom, Ptolemy VI, 204-181 B.C663 viewsMasterpiece portrait. SNG Cop lists a simliar coin in the same year, with an owl in the left field, for the mint of Citium, Cyprus (SNG Cop 588). At Salamis, the owl was also used in the left field on a coin of the Selukid king, Antiocus IV, 170-168 B.C. Our coin is unpublished in references held by FORVM.7 commentssalem
(38 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Carus, early Sep 282 - c. Jul/Aug 283 A.D., Postumus Consecration Issue396 viewschoice aEF, 3.06g, 22.7mm, 180o, Tripolis mint, obverse DIVO CARO, radiate bust right; reverse CONSECRATIO •, flaming altar, T - R across fields, XXI in exergue; dark toning2 commentssalem
(26 votes)
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Roman Empire, Titus RIC II 108114 viewsTitus. 79-81 A.D. Rome Mint. 80 A.D. 1 Jan.-30 June. (3.24g, 18.6mm, 5h). Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head r. Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, curule chair, above wreath. RIC II 108, BMC 66, RSC 318.

2 commentsLucas H
(21 votes)
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Roman Empire, Elagabalus, AE30, Perinthus694 viewsElagabalus --AE30, Perinthus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Nike standing facing, head left, holding patera over lighted altar, and palm. SNG Copenhagen -; BMC Thrace -; Mionnet -. Good VF, olive patina. An apparently unique and unpublished type. 9 commentsfeatherz
(30 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTINUS II Caesar Victory bust751 viewsCONSTANTINUS IVN NOB C
laureated and draped bust right, Victory on globe in left hand, sceptre in right hand
BEATA TRAN - QVILLITAS VO / TIS / XX
Point STR Point
Treveri Mint
RIC. VII p.198 , 383 R4

gb29400
11 commentsgb29400
(52 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius AE As239 viewsRIC 100, Cohen 83, BMC 149
12.04 g, 29 mm
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP, bare head left
S-C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm
Ex: HD Rauch Auction 87 Lot 353 (08-12-10)
6 commentsMark Z
(27 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I. AD 307/310-337. Æ Follis Antioch mint, GLORIA EXERCITVS SUPERB EXAMPLE136 viewsConstantine I. AD 307/310-337. Æ Follis (17.3mm, 2.43 g,). Antioch mint, 4th officina. Struck circa AD 333-335.CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS Two soldiers standing facing one another, each holding spear; two signa between; SMANΔ. RIC VII 86
3 commentsAdrian W
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Elagabalus, denarius, RIC IV 188290 viewsElagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.
SH33430. Silver denarius, BMCRE V277 - 278 var (obverse legend), RSC III 27 ff var (same), RIC IV 188 var (same), EF, Antioch mint, weight 3.381g, maximum diameter 18.2mm, die axis 0o, obverse ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse FELICITAS TEMP, galley with sail right, containing eight rowers and pilot holding rudder, acrostolium and standard at stern, sail or standard at prow; the finest example of the type FORVM has seen and a rare obverse variety (full spelling for FELIX instead of FEL)
8 commentsJoe Sermarini
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Plautilla AR Denarius Superb UNC511 viewsRome mint, Issue II, AD 202. PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Bust, draped, hair coiled in ridges, either vertical or horizontal and fastened in bun at back/CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing l., holding patera and scepter. RIC 363a, Sear 7065, BMC 236,411-414, RSC-1, Cohen-1, Hill 583. UNC, full proof like luster.10 commentsLordBest
(54 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian, Antoninianus. Rome RIC V (ii) : 162477 viewsObv: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG. Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; in exergue, XXIB.
2 commentsthe_Apostate
(38 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Titus177 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 112 (C2), BMC 72, RSC 309
Obv - IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Dolphin coiled around anchor
2 commentsDavid Atherton
(22 votes)
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Roman Republic, Sergius Silius350 viewsM. Sergius Silus

Helmeted head of RomA right
EX SC before,ROMA and XVI in monogram gehind

Helmeted horseman galloping left, holding sword and severed Gallic head in left hand
M SERGI below, SILVS in ex, Q below horses's forelegs

Rome 116-115 BC

3.91g
VF+

Sear 163, RRC 286/1

This issuer strikes as a quaestor and by special decree of the Senate (EX Senatus Consulto). Quaestors were the immediate superiors of the moneyers and under unusual circumstances occasionally utilized their authority to produce coins.

7 commentsJay GT4
(41 votes)
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Temple of Vesta555 viewsQ. Cassius Longinus -- AR Denarius. Head of Libertas right; LIBERT left, Q. CASSIVS right / Curule chair within temple of Vesta; urn to left and voting tablet inscribed AC to right. Crawford 428/2; Sydenham 918; Cassia 8.9 commentsfeatherz
(41 votes)
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 251155 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate bust right
Rev:– P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Aesculapius standing front, head left, with serpent-entwined wand; globe on ground at right
Minted in Rome, A.D. 215
References:– BMCRE 103, RIC 251, RSC 302
4 commentsmaridvnvm
(15 votes)
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GREEK, Argolis, Hermione. ca 210 BC., AE Dichalkon.100 viewsArgolis, Hermione. ca 210 BC.
AE Dichalkon 2.26g
Obv: Head of Demeter, right
Rev: EP between two torches in wreath.
BCD 1305.1 (this coin). Agora 794.
ex Pegasi A21-116.
2 commentsDino
(15 votes)
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GREEK, Cilicia, Nagidos AR Stater155 views(400-385 BC)
Obv.: Aphrodite seated, holding phiale over altar, Eros standing behind, crowning her with wreath.
Rev.: Dionysos holding grape bunch on vine and thyrsos, A in wreath to left.
Casabonne type 4, Lederer 26.
7 commentsMinos
(15 votes)
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Rhodes (Rodos), AR drachm239 views6 commentsOptimus
(15 votes)
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Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I. Augusta, 244-49 CE.157 viewsAR Antoninianus (22 mm, 4.53 gm). Rome mint, 245 CE.
Obv: MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent.
Rev: PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia veiled, seated left, drawing veil with hand and holding scepter.
RIC 123c; Sear 2632; RSC 53; Cohen 53.
EmpressCollector
(15 votes)
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Howgego 670286 viewsSeverus Alexander --AE34, Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Laureate and cuirassed bust right; c/m: D with central pellet / Nike standing facing with wings spread, holding tabula ansata inscribed ELEV/QEPAC in two lines. SNG Levante -; SNG Levante Suppl. 197 (this coin); SNG France 992-994 (same dies); SNG von Aulock -; c/m: Howgego 670. Ex Eduardo Levante Collection. (featherz collection)5 commentsfeatherz
(17 votes)
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GREEK, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 167-146 BC. 157 viewsAR hemidrachm. 16mm 2.55g.
Laureate head Zeus right/ Achaian league monogram. Monogram A-TEI-N across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.
Agrinion Hoard 553a (same rev. die); Clerk 82a; Benner-Patrai-29 (this coin).
exBeast Coins.
1 commentsDino
(17 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 157 Bust Type G245 viewsObv:– IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev:– ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive
Minted in Rome (R thunderbolt S in exe) Emission 6 Officina 6. A.D. 280
Reference(s) – RIC 157 Bust Type G
1 commentsmaridvnvm
(17 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Aes grave Sextans.358 viewsAes grave sextans. Scallop shell.1 commentsPLINIUS
(17 votes)
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Paulina, late wife of Maximinus I.223 viewsAR denarius (21 mm, 3.3 gm), Rome mint, 235-238 CE.
Obv: DIVA PAVLINA, veiled and draped bust right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, Paulina seated to left on peacock flying right.
RIC 2; RSC 2; Cohen 2; BMC 127; Sear 2369.
6 commentsEmpressCollector
(17 votes)
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GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrious I Aniketos - Tetradrachm127 viewsObv: Within a circular dotted border, Diademed and draped bust of Demetrios right, wearing elephant skin head dress.

Rev: Herakles standing facing, crowning himself, holding club and lion skin; PK monogram to inner left; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY (of King Demetrios) written in Greek on either side.

Bopearachchi Series 1C; SNG ANS 187; Mitchiner 103d; Qunduz 28-33; Sear 7526.


At 35mm and weighing nearly 17g, this specimen is one of the best extant examples with a huge flan size complete with dotted border.
4 commentsmitresh
(19 votes)
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LUCANIA, Velia141 viewsLUCANIA, Velia. Circa 365-340 BC. AR Nomos (23mm, 7.57 gm). Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; O behind neck / Lion walking right;  above. Williams 263 II (O151'/R203); SNG ANS 1296-7 (same dies); HN Italy 1284. VF, struck with deteriorating dies. Ex-Cng B10DV15E2 commentsecoli
(19 votes)
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RIC-10(a) Pupienus Clasped Hands667 viewsIMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
CARITAS MVTVA AVGG - (Mutual Clarity of the Emperors), clasped hands

This is the scarcer variant of RIC 10. Superb portrait. David Sear ANCCS certified.
From Forum ancient Coins
12 commentsjimwho523
(63 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius, Argenteus1115 viewsArgenteus struck in Antioch, 8th officina, c.299-305 AD
CONSTANTIVS CAESAR, Laureate head of Constantius right
VIRTVS MILITVM, Campgate, *ANTH* at exergue
3.40 gr
Ref : Cohen #318
Argentei struck in Antioch often give a larger head of the emperor than other mints
For a new and better pic, please follow this link :
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=34410.0;attach=93566;image

For those who feel uncomfortable with this coin, there is also a discussion about it on the "classical numismatics board" : http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=34410.0
20 commentsPotator II
(65 votes)
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Lion - Gallienus1012 viewsBronze antoninianus, RIC 230 (sole reign), EF, excellent portrait, 3.16g, 19.9mm, 0 deg, Rome mint, 260-268 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right; reverse LIBERO P CONS AVG, Tigress left looking up roaring; B in ex6 commentsJoe Sermarini
(23 votes)
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Caracalla, Silver Denarius "Mars, the defender" * 196-217 AD *244 views
Caracalla, "Mars*, the defender."
AR Denarius
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT - Laureate head right
Rev: MARTI PROPVGNATORI – Mars advancing left, holding spear and trophy

Mint: Rome
Struck: 213 AD

Size: 18 mm.
Weight: 4.5 grams(?)
Die axis: 180 deg.

RIC IVi, 223 (s) Scarce; Cohen 150; D. Sear II, 6819; pg. 521
SCARCE

* Olympian
6 commentsTiathena
(23 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta AR Denarius, RIC 68182 viewsObv:– IMP CAES P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– PONTIF TR P COS II, Geta on horseback riding left, spearing enemy beneath.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 209
Reference:– BMC p. 359 17. RIC 68 (Rated Rare), RSC 130. Only 4 examples in RD so quite a rare coin on that basis.
3 commentsmaridvnvm
(31 votes)
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Attica, Athens642 viewsAthens, ca. 449-413 BC. Silver tetradrachm.
Denomination : Silver tetradrachm.
Size : 23.7 x 24.3 mm Weight : 17.20 grams.
Reference : Sear-2526.
Grade : gVF and better centered than usual with a significant part of the crest showing.
Obverse : Head of Athena right.
Reverse : Owl standing right, with an olive sprig and crescent moon over its shoulder, with a AQE to the right.
Ex-Calgary Coin 1150
8 commentsecoli
(33 votes)
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Constantius I Chlorus -- SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR639 viewsObv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Rev: SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR
Exe: ST.
RIC Ticinum 46a
8 commentsroscoedaisy
(35 votes)
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GREEK, Attica, Athens AR "New Style" Tetradrachm290 views(135-134 BC). Mened-, Epigeno-, and Diod(o)-, magistrates.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ names in fields; to left, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined scepter; B on amphora, ΓΛ below; all within wreath.
Thompson 348f (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 240 (same obv. die).
6 commentsMinos
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I/Philip the Arab - AR antoninianus234 viewsRome
247 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter
ROMAE AETERNAE
RIC 44b, C 169
3,9 g 22-21 mm

photo in higher resolution: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/95/Philip_the_Arab_-_AR_antoninianus.jpg
2 commentsJohny SYSEL
(18 votes)
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Roman Empire, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, Follis, Siscia (RIC-240)133 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma facing left. Legend around - VRBS ROMA
Rev: Lupa Romana standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus; two stars above. Legend below - • ASIS •

From the Nether Compton hoard


4 commentsSpongeBob
(16 votes)
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79 views169. Silver denarius, Rome, May - 13 Sept. 85 A.D. RIC 66a (read description below), BMC -; Ex Gorny & Mosch 125, lot 458
IMP·CAES·DOMIT·AVG·GERM·P·M·TR·P·IIII· laureate head right with aegis
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P, Germania, naked to waist, wearing breeches, seated right on germanic oblong spiral decorated shield, mourning and resting head on left hand, right hand placed on shield at side; broken spear below



Extremely rare. RIC 66a is based on the B.M. coll. but not such coin is listed in the BMCRE vol. II later published, except a footnote questioning: "does the rev. legend .... occur with this reverse type?" Hence Ian Carradice omitting it from his thesis written in late '70's. At this moment I can only confirm the specimen from Leu 83 lot 751 struck from the same dies.

8 commentsFORVM AUCTIONS
(28 votes)
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Thrace, Cherronesos.260 viewsThrace, Cherronesos. Ca. 400-350 B.C. AR tetrobol (13 mm, 2.40 g). Forepart of a lion right, looking back / Quadripartite incuse; monogram and letter in two quadrants. McClean 4122. EF. Ex-John C Lavender G50
1 commentsecoli73
(18 votes)
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RIC-039 Gordian III Virtus251 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left , holding spear & palm branch, chalmys on arm, shield against leg


AR Ant. Rome Mint 238 -240 AD
5 commentsjimwho523
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I Thrax AR Denarius130 views235-236 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: PAX AVGVSTI - Pax standing left, holding branch upwards in right hand and transverse scepter with left.
RIC 12.
5 commentsMinos
(16 votes)
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GREEK, QUASI-AUTONOMOUS, Bosporus, Rhescuporis II, Sestertius465 viewsAE 48 Nummi or Sestertius. 69-93 AD
Obv: King Rhescuporis II standing right, left foot on prisoner kneeling; on right, trophy; on left, another kneeling prisoner, hands tied behind his back.
Rev: Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm.
26mm
RPC 473
2 commentsjdholds
(45 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus abdication follis of Rome. RIC VI:119b629 viewsObv: D N MAXIMIANO BAEATISS SEN AVG. Laureate bust, dressed in imperial mantle, right, and holding olive-branch and mappa.
Rev: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIESS AVGG. Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, right hand holding branch, left leaning on sceptre; S - F across field; in exergue, R T.
RIC VI : 119b (R2)
VERY RARE
2 commentsthe_Apostate
(64 votes)
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Julius Caesar446 viewsR5384
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL: Julius Caesar, as dictator (49-44 BC). Silver denarius (4.04 gm). Mint moving with Caesar, 48–47 BC. Female head (Clementia?) right, wearing diadem, oak wreath and pearl necklace, numeral LII (52) behind / Trophy of Gallic arms consisting of a horned helmet, shield, mail cuirass, and carnyx, axe surmounted by animal´s head to right, CAE-SAR across lower field. Crawford 452/2. Sydenham 1009. CRI 11. Well struck on a broad flan and lustrous. Extremely fine.


The obverse type, which probably depicts Clementia (clemency), symbolizes Caesar's leniency toward defeated enemies. The LII behind her head may indicate Caesar’s age (52) when these coins were struck. The reverse symbolizes Caesar's long years of campaigning in Gaul, where he cemented his reputation as a military commander of genius.


2 commentsgoldcoin
(29 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Postumus - FIDES MILITVM371 viewsDouble sestertius. Obv.: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS PF AVG - Radiated and cuirassed bust right. Rev.: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding two ensigns. Mint LVGDVNVM C. 74 - R.I.C. 1236 commentspostumus
(29 votes)
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GREEK, Macedon, Pyrrhos323 viewsKings of Macedon Pyrrhos 278-276BC. AE Litra (23mm). Syracuse mint.
Head of Phthia left., veiled with acanthus; Rev. winged thunderbolt &
legend 'of King Pyrrhou'. Rare, finest style. EF+
4 commentsalexB
(27 votes)
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lr9. Iulianus II. Apostata AE1486 viewsIulianus II. Apostata AE1, struck 361-363 AD at Antioch mint, 2. officinae.
Obv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITAS REI PVB, bull standing right, two stars above.
Ex: ANTB(palm)
Ø 27-29 mm, 7.79 g.
Antioch RIC VIII 216

I love this one. And it's even nicer in hand.
12 commentsPscipio
(46 votes)
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Probus!158 viewsProbus --AE (Silvered) Antoninianus. R: SOL INVICTO, Sol riding left in quadriga. Rome mint. 4 commentsfeatherz
(21 votes)
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Gloria Romanorvm- Constantinople- RIC 23155 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM Roma seated l. holding Victory on globe and scepter;
CONS in ex., in field l..

Constantinople
327-8 AD, 3.11g. officina =3(s),
RIC-23, C-263 (3 Fr.).
Reduced follis.
Ex. HJB

Scarce reverse type which was used on bronze coins only at Constantinople and on gold coins (mostly multiples) at Constantinople, Trier and Nicomedia. 0
4 commentswolfgang336
(19 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Ticinum RIC 347var. Bust type C front (PXXT)255 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the front
Rev:– CONSERVAT AVG, Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding globe
Minted in Ticinum (TXXT in exe) Emission 2 Officina 3. A.D. 276
Reference:– RIC 347 var. Bust type C (Not listed for this Bust Type in RIC)

It should also be noted that the draped and cuirassed bust seen from the front is scarcer in Ticinum than the one seen from behind.

Maridvnvm
maridvnvm
(19 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus denarius158 viewsRIC 257 (3,27 gm, 19 mm).
Mint of Rome, 204 AD.

Minted in honour of Ludi Saeculares.
Sharp & bold coin.
Rare.

COS III LVDOS SAECVL FEC
4 commentsneander
(17 votes)
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Hieron II * Equestrian Warrior, Syracuse, Sicily * 274-216 BC. Æ drachm179 views
Hieron II * Equestrian Warrior, Syracuse, Bronze drachm

Obv: Portrait head of the young Hieron II, hair bound with tainia, left-facing with wreath behind.
Rev: Mounted warrior galloping right with couched lance, cloak flowing behind. Α, below horse's raised right fore-leg.

Exergue: ΙΕΡΩNΟΣ

Mint: Syracuse
Struck: 274-216 BC.

Size: 28 mm.
Weight: 17.82 grams
Die axis: 270°

Condition: Gorgeous coin. Beautiful olive green patina, nicely centered and well-struck. Great relief and details. Rather illusory 'disfigurement' on the portrait, due to wear of the relief on the outer form of the ear. This ear is nevertheless still present and discernable on close inspection. A prize to my private collection.

Refs:*
B.M.C. 2.583
SNG ANS 957
Sear GCATV, 1221(v), pg. 126
Calciati II, 195 (Ds 42), pg. 376

4 commentsTiathena
(17 votes)
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155 - Licinius - RIC VII Alexandria 018116 viewsAE Reduced Follis
Obv:– IMP C VAL LICINIVS P F AVG, Laureate head of Valens (?) right
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter, standing, head left, with Victory on globe, eagle with wreath at feet
Minted in Alexandria (K in left field | wreath over X over A in right field / ALE in exe.) in A.D. 316/7
References:– RIC VII Alexandria 18 (Scarce)
2 commentsmaridvnvm
(17 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, VRBS ROMA Trier mint 228 viewsTR•S

2.32 g, 16.5 x 17.4 mm.
RIC VII:542 for Trier. Minted 332-333 AD.
OBv.: Roma left, VRBS ROMA.
REV.: Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, TR•S in exergue.



2 commentsXLi
(22 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Domna, Rome, RIC IV 574361 viewsJulia Domna AR Denarius
obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA. Draped bust right.
rev: PIETAS PVBLICA. Pietas standing facing, head left, both hands raised, lit altar left.
Struck 198-202 A.D. at Rome
RIC IV 574
Van Meter 40
6 commentsJericho
(22 votes)
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ATTICA, Athens301 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 168/5-50 BC. AR New Style Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.74 gm). Struck circa 136/5 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / A-QE, owl standing right on amphora; magistrates MI-KI and QEO-FRA; Nike in quadriga right in right field, M on amphora, SW below amphora; all within wreath. Cf. Thompson 315-323 (unlisted dies). EF, lightly toned. Ex -CNG STORE 8951 commentsecoli
(22 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I VOT XX Heraclea454 viewsObv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Rev: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG
Center field: VOT / X • X / star
Exe: SMHB

Attribution: RIC VII Heraclea 60, minted 324 AD

From the collection of BenB
5 commentsBenB
(22 votes)
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Valens RIC IX, Constantinopolis 25(b)241 viewsValens 364-378, brother of Valentinianus I
AV - Solidus, 4.42g, 21mm
Constantinopolis, Aug 24. 367 - Nov 17. 375
obv. DN VALENS - PF AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, head rosette-diademed r.
rev. RESTITVTOR - REI PVBLICAE
Emperor in military dress standing frontal, head to r., holding
standard with cross in r. hand, in l. hand globe with Victory holding wreath
exergue: star CONS wreath
RIC IX, Constantinopolis 25(b); C.34
R2; about EF

VALENS, killed 378 in the Battle of Adrianopolis against the Goths
2 commentsJochen
(22 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian the Great, AE1 Thessalonica. RIC VIII : 225523 viewsObv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVB. Bull, head facing, standing right; above, two stars; in exergue, TESA between two laurel branches.
Rare.
1 commentsthe_Apostate
(53 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I Follis, Siscia RIC #8601 viewsAE Follis , 308-324 AD, Siscia mint.
Obv: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev:IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Eagle at feet with wreath in beak , B left , SIS in exergue.
22mm, 3.6gm
RIC # 8
9 commentsjdholds
(54 votes)
gratianusXXX~1.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Gratian127 viewsAE follis. Siscia 367-375 AD. 2,52 grs. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG / Gratian standing right, holding labarum inscribed with Chi-rho and holding captive by hair. GLORIA ROMANORVM. Left field Q, right K over P. In exergue
delta SISCR
RIC Siscia 14 c ( xxix)
2 commentsbenito
(18 votes)
justinII_sear372_yr9.jpg
BYZANTINE, Justin II - Large follis602 viewsJustin II; Follis ; 32.5 mm, 15.9 g; Regnal year 9 = 573 - 574 AD; Sear #372
DN IVSTINVS PP AVG - Justin on left and Sophia on right, seated facing on a double throne, both nimbate. He holds a globus cruciger [orb], she holds cruciform sceptre.
Mint of Cyzicus - KYZ in exergue.

Bruce''s collection
8 commentsbruce61813
(48 votes)
Septimius_Severus_7~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denarius, RIC 265, Severus in Toga157 viewsOBV: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
REV: FVNDATOR PACIS, Septimius, togate and veiled, standing left holding olive branch
18mm, 3.3g

Minted at Rome, 202-210 AD

Legatus
(16 votes)
GIII-Ric3-Pax-2.jpg
Ric-003 GordianIII - Pax187 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
PAX AVGVSTI - Pax standing front, head left, holding olive-branch upward with right hand and left hand a transverse scepter.
Rome mint: AD June 12, 238-Dec 238 (1st Issue, 3rd officina) = RIC IViii, 3, page 16 - Cohen 173
Exceptional EF!!
jimwho523
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Titus Tetradrachm230 viewsSilver tetradrachm

AYTOK TITOY KAIΣO YEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB
laureate head of Titus right

ΣAPAΠIΣ
bust of Serapis right, wearing taenia, modius on head ornamented with branches of laurel, date LB (year 2) right

Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 79 - 28 Aug 80 A.D
12.254g, 25.4mm

Milne 456 - 457; Geissen 319; Dattari 426; cf. BMC Alexandria p. 34, 281 (year 3); Emmett 235

Ex-Forum

This is the Wildwinds example

Ptolemy Soter, wanting to integrate Egyptian religion with that of their Hellenic rulers, promoted worship of Serapis as a deity that would win the reverence of both groups alike. This was despite the curses of the Egyptian priests against the gods of previous foreign rulers (i.e Set who was lauded by the Hyksos). Alexander the Great had attempted to use Amun for this purpose, but Amum was more prominent in Upper Egypt, and not as popular in Lower Egypt, where the Greeks had stronger influence. The Greeks had little respect for animal-headed figures, and so an anthropomorphic statue was chosen as the idol, and proclaimed as the equivalent of the highly popular Apis. It was named Aser-hapi (i.e. Osiris-Apis), which became Serapis, and was said to be Osiris in full, rather than just his Ka (life force). Ptolemy's efforts were successful - in time Serapis was held by the Egyptians in the highest reverence above all other deities, and he was adored in Athens and other Greek cities.

4 commentsJay GT4
(21 votes)
claudius_38.jpg
Claudius RIC I, 38623 viewsClaudius, AD 41 - 54
AV - Aureus, 7.71g, 18mm
Rome 46/47
obv. TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG PM TRP VI IMP XI
laureate head r.
rev. PACI AVGVSTAE
Pax/Nemesis walking r., holding with l. hand caduceus
and point with it at snake at her feet; holding fold of the
robe before her chin
RIC I, 38; C.57; von Kaenel 628 (this specimen!)
R2; about VF
One of my favorite coins due to its pedigree:
ex. coll. Moritz Simon, Berlin
ex. Glandining & Co., London 1929, Nr.666
ex. Cahn, Ffm. 1930, Nr.232
ex. M&M, Basel

from Curtis Clay: Herbert Cahn, one of the greatest
German coin houses, had to flee from the Nazis to Switzerland

1 NEMESIS, Goddess of rightful distribution
2 CADUCEUS, holding caduceus to snake = welfare
3 The interpretation of N.'s gesture, holding fold of the robe to the chin as spitting in the neck and symbol for happiness, is doubtful. Rossbach thinks it may be a gesture of modesty!
This all stands for the politics of Claudius!
15 commentsJochen
(43 votes)
Nero Sesterzio Partaiani.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero, sesterius518 viewsNero, Sestertius. On reverse the temple of Janus with closed doors. Nero was a pacifist, he was proud that during his reign there was peace, so the doors of the temple were closed. 3 commentsPLINIUS
(31 votes)
Seleucuspreclean~0.jpg
GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, King Seleucus I555 viewsTet 305-300BC 4 commentsalexB
(24 votes)
DiocletianFollis~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian Follis500 viewsLaur head right, IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG / Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right holding patera and cornucopiae in left, GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI; K in left field, V in right field, delta mint mark. RIC VI 54a (Antioch).4 commentssocalcoins
(29 votes)
Probus ADVENTVS AVG RIC 157-2~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, antoninianus, Rome, RIC 157 Bust Type F399 viewsEmperor on horseback L, arm raised, ADVENTVS AVG, trampling captive. Rome mint, exe R crescent delta. 3 commentsRobert_Brenchley
(56 votes)
faustaspes.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Fausta AE Follis, Rome mint. R4, FDC.783 viewsAE Follis. Bust of Fausta right FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG/Fausta standing holding Constantine II and Constantius II SPES REIPVBLICAE. Rome Mint. R4, the finest known Fausta bronze. Full copper mint lustre covered in a thin browny green patina. Simply superb.8 commentsLordBest
(74 votes)
tiberius_27.jpg
Tiberius RIC I, 27270 viewsTiberius 14 - 37
AV - Aureus, 7.64g, 19mm
Lugdunum 36/7
obv. TI CAESAR DIVI - AVG F AVGVSTVS
Livia(?) as Ceres/Pax sitting r. on throne with decorated feet,
holding olive-branch in l. hand and sceptre in r.,
2 lines below throne
RIC I, 27 var.; C.15; Giard 147 (attributed by Curtis Clay)
good F

The so-called TRIBUTE PENNY in gold!
3 commentsJochen
(20 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galeria Valeria, RIC 11075 views
RIC 110, AE Follis, Alexandria, 308 - 310 AD.
Obv: GAL VALERIA AVG Draped & diademed bust right.
Rev: VENERI VICTRICI (ALE) Venus standing left, holding apple
and lifting robe. K - Gamma over P in fields.
Size: 24.4mm 6.82gm

The coin has a truly amazing glossy green patina. It is partially covered with
hard earthen deposits which I dare not try to remove.

1 commentsMaynardGee
(15 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, the Great, Ticinum mint, Captives138 viewsConstantine I the Great
AE Follis
Ticinum mint, Struck AD 319-320.
21mm, 3.4g 0o
obv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust right.
rev: Two captives seated at base of standard inscribed VOT XX, PT below.
RIC VII 114
Silvered
4 commentsmihali84
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus denarius132 viewsRIC 146a (3,3 gm, 18 mm).
Mint of Rome, 198-200 AD.

Rare "Septimius' VIRTVS" type!
Denarius has a relief much higher
than it seems at photo!

SEVERVS VIRTVS AVG
2 commentsneander
(18 votes)
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Macellum Magnum - Nero2196 viewsOrichalcum dupondius, RIC 400, S 1963 variety, VF, 13.65g, 28.9mm, 180o, Lugdunum mint, 64 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P, laureate head left; reverse MAC AVG S C, front view of the Macellum Magnum (great market), two-story domed section with porticoes approached by steps with a dolphin on each side and containing statue of Neptune holding a long scepter on pedestal, wings of two stories of unequal height6 commentsJoe Sermarini
(26 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I Chlorus, Ticinum, RIC 46a614 viewsObv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Rev: SACRA MONET AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR
Exe: ST.
RIC Ticinum 46a
10 commentsroscoedaisy
(55 votes)
Septimius_Severus_In_Carth~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus84 viewsSeptimius Severus Denarius "Dea Caelestis"

OBV: SEVERVS PIVS AVG
Laureate bust of Septimius Severus right.
REV: INDVLGENTIA AVGG;
Dea Caelestis in elaborate headdress riding
right on lion, holding thunderbolt & scepter,
below, water gushing from rocks.
IN CARTH in exergue.

RIC 266, RSC 222, BMC 335. Rome Mint.
A.D. 202 - A.D. 210
3.2gm 19mm
1 commentsgoldenancients
(16 votes)
Caracalla-Hercules.jpg
213 AD - Caracalla 198-217 AD - Hercules232 viewsANTONINVSPIVSAVGBRIT - laureate head right
PMTRPXVICOSIIIIPP - Hercules, naked, standing left, holding branch, club, and lionskin

Rome mint, AD 213, reference RIC IV, part 1, pg 241, 206(a), Cohen 220, BM-48

Beautiful portrait of this "mad" emperor, with a wonderful depiction of hercules. Ex HJB
3 commentsjimwho523
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Dupondius217 viewsRIC II 706 (new), 393 (old) Rome, 90-91 A.D.
15.7 gm, 30 mm
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P. Radiate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S - C. Virtus standing right with spear and parazonium, foot set on helmet.
6 commentsMark Z
(27 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, PROCOPIUS Ae3 NICOMEDIA Mint433 viewsBest portrait for this type4 commentsgb29400
(38 votes)
Agrippa.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, AGRIPPA AS1257 viewsObverse: M AGRIPPA L F COS III - Head left. Reverse: SC - Neptune standing, holding trident and dolphin. Rome Mint: AD 37-41. RIC I Caligula 58, Cohen 313 commentspostumus
(49 votes)
Probus CONCORDIA MILIT RIC 481.jpg
CONCORD MILIT RIC 481271 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.
7 commentsRobert_Brenchley
(25 votes)
RI 030a img.jpg
030 - Vespasian Denarius - RIC 090295 viewsObv:– IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate Head Right
Rev:– PON MAX TR P COS VI, Pax seated left, holding olive branch, left hand at side
Reference RIC 90
7 commentsmaridvnvm
(25 votes)
Ferdinand_Isabella~0.jpg
MEDIEVAL, Spain, Kingdom of Leon and Castille873 viewsObverse shows Ferdinand & Isabella facing each other. The two monarchs united Spain and sent Christopher Columbus to discover a shorter route to China. He ended up discovering America.4 commentsgoldcoin
(17 votes)
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Macedon, Alexander III, 336-323 BC132 viewsAlexander the Great (Greek:Μέγας Αλέξανδρος[1], Megas Alexandros; July 356 BC — June 11, 323 BC), also known as Alexander III, king of Macedon (336–323 BC), is considered one of the most successful military commanders in history, conquering most of his known world before his death; he is frequently included in a list along with Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar, and Ghengis Khan, as the greatest military strategists and tacticians who ever lived. Alexander is also known in the Zoroastrian Middle Persian work Arda Wiraz Nāmag as "the accursed Alexander" due to his conquest of the Persian Empire and the destruction of its capital Persepolis. He is known as Eskandar in Persian and even acclaimed during the construction of the Great Wall Sadd-e Eskandar by the Parthian Dynasty[citation needed]. He is often identified as Dhul-Qarnayn in Middle Eastern traditions and is called al-Iskandar al-Kabeer in Arabic, Sikandar-e-azam in Urdu, Skandar in Pashto, Dul-Qarnayim in Hebrew, and Tre-Qarnayia in Aramaic (the two-horned one), apparently due to an image on coins minted during his rule that seemingly depicted him with the two ram's horns of the Egyptian god Ammon. He is known as Sikandar in Urdu and Hindi, a term also used as a synonym for "expert" or "extremely skilled".

Following the unification of the multiple city-states of ancient Greece under the rule of his father, Philip II of Macedon, (a labour Alexander had to repeat twice because the southern Greeks rebelled after Philip's death), Alexander would conquer the Persian Empire, including Anatolia, Syria, Phoenicia, Gaza, Egypt, Bactria and Mesopotamia and extend the boundaries of his own empire as far as the Punjab. Alexander integrated foreigners (non-Macedonians, non-Greeks known as the Successors[2]) into his army and administration, leading some scholars to credit him with a "policy of fusion." He encouraged marriage between his army and foreigners, and practised it himself. After twelve years of constant military campaigning, Alexander died, possibly of malaria, typhoid, or viral encephalitis. His conquests ushered in centuries of Greek settlement and rule over distant areas, a period known as the Hellenistic Age. Alexander himself lived on in the history and myth of both Greek and non-Greek cultures. Already during his lifetime, and especially after his death, his exploits inspired a literary tradition in which he appears as a legendary hero in the tradition of Achilles.

Alexander III, 336-323 BC, Bronze AE18, Price-275, struck 336-323BC at Macedonia, 7.09 grams, 17.3 mm. Choice VF

Obv: Head of Herakles with a lion scalp headdress
Rev: Club above legend with bow and quiver below, thunderbolt above club, 'Delta' below quiver

A wonderful bronze issue from the lifetime of Alexander III 'the Great.' Perfectly centered and struck with minimal, if any, actual wear. Highly attractive.
Ex-Glenn Woods g28
ecoli
(17 votes)
Greek,_Macedonian_Kingdom,_Alexander_III_The_Great_Tetradrachm.jpg
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC297 viewsAlexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC, Amphipolis mint, 17.22 g

Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus enthroned holding sceptre and eagle, in left field Athena Promachos standing right, holding shield and spear
2 commentsRui S
(17 votes)
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GREEK, Lydian Half-Stater430 viewsCroesus 550BC2 commentsalexB
(21 votes)
TacitusAntoninianus.jpg
Tacitus, AD 275-276167 viewsAE antoninianus3 commentssocalcoins
(18 votes)
Constantine I Beata Tranquillitas.jpg
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS- RIC Trier 343327 viewsConstantine I

obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, Consular Bust of Constantine facing left
rev: BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, Altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX
PTR[dot]
RIC Trier 343- R4
ChEF
2 commentswolfgang336
(27 votes)
Julian_II_Vows~1.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian the Great, 355-363 AD AE3 * Vows356 views
Julian II, 355-363 AD AE3 * Scarce
"Vows X Mult XX"

Obv: FL CL IVLI-NVS P F AVG - Helmeted, diademed bust left, cuirassed holding spear and shield.
Rev: VOT X MVLT XX – ("I promise ten years and perhaps twenty." Obv: D N) Within wreath on four lines.

Exe: HERACL . A

Mint: Heraclea
Struck: Between November 3rd 361 and June 26th 363 AD.
Workshop A

Size: (c) 20mm
Weight: 2.95 grams

Patina: Very dark green, near-black: beautiful.
Grade: VF

RIC VIII, 106. Scarce, page 438
- LRBC #1908.3.55g

4 commentsTiathena
(18 votes)
G3-R39-rome-bot.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III - RIC 039 - Antoninianus - Virtus -Rome mint601 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left , holding spear & palm branch, chalmys on arm, shield against leg


AR Ant. Rome Mint 238 -240 AD Superb example of this boy emperor, and unbelievable reverse...
6 commentsjimwho523
(27 votes)
Hadrian_Sestertius~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Sestertius382 viewsDefinitely one of the best portraits of Hadrian anywhere and I'm proud to call this coin my own!

Obverse: Laureate head of Hadrian facing right;
Reverse: COSIII SC, Roma seated facing left holding a cornucopia and victory.
Reference: RIC II 636, BMC III 1295.
3 commentspeterpil19
(15 votes)
Constantine I VOT XX.jpg
Votive- Heraclea RIC 60302 viewsConstantine I

obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
rev: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT XX in wreath
SMHΔ in exergue
RIC 60- R5

Fully silvered!
7 commentswolfgang336
(34 votes)
antinoi.jpg
Roman Empire, Antinous Medallion732 viewsHadrian favourite,Antinous,Medallion 40 gr,39 mm,very fine condition,very rare8 commentsjames
(28 votes)
Athena_Owl_Tet_2d.jpg
Athena * Owl, Athenian AR Tetradrachm * 449-413 BC.363 views
Athena * Owl, Archaic style Athenian Silver Tetradrachm.

Obv: Head of Athena right-facing, archaic almond shaped eye, crested helmet engraved with three olive-leaves & floral scroll, wire necklace, circular earring, hair neatly drawn across forehead in parallel curves and which falls below the neck guard of the helmet in elegant, looped coils, neck truncated with row of dots.
Rev: AOE vertical in right field, Owl standing erect to the right, head facing, prong tail, feet resting on bottom line of the lower plane of the incuse, pellet in center of forehead; to left olive twig and crescent, all engraved within incuse square.

Exergue: (None)

Mint: Athens
Struck: 449-413 BC.

Size: 22.26 x 23.63 mms
Weight: 17.8 grams
Die axis: 90°

Condition: Absolutely gorgeous. Beautifully toned, bright, clear, lustrous silver with superb high-relief details both sides.

Refs:*
Sear, GC, 2526; Vol. I, pg. 236.

12 commentsTiathena
(25 votes)
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204a. Julia Paula105 viewsIVLIA CORNELIA PAVLA was the daughter of Julius Paulus, who was a Praetorian Praefect under Elagablalus. The Emperor Elagabalus, who arrived in Rome in the autumn of 219, was quickly becoming unpopular. It was probably Julia Maesa, his grandmother, who conceived the plan to marry him to a well-born Roman woman for two reasons: 1) to counter his public displays of homosexual and trans-sexual tendencies, and 2) to soften the disdain Romans felt for Syrians. She became the first wife of the fifteen-year-old Elagabalus 219, but was divorced only one year later, and returned to private life.

JULIA PAULA, wife of Elagabalus. Augusta, 219 AD. AR Denarius (20mm, 2.67 gm). Rome mint. Draped bust right / Concordia seated left holding patera; star in left field. RIC IV 211 (Elagabalus); RSC 6a. Toned;Ex-Cng
1 commentsecoli73
(19 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, AR Victoriatus, 211-206 B.C.1236 viewsSilver victoriatus, SRCV I 49, RSC I 9, Crawford 53/1, Sydenham 83, EF, Rome mint, 211 - 206 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Jupiter right; reverse ROMA, Victory right, crowning trophy with wreath in right.

The victoriatus is actually a drachm and was minted to facilitate trade with the Southern Italy Greeks, for which denarii were too new and perhaps not easily understood. Later when Rome's influence in South expanded, about 170 B.C., the production ceased.
3 commentsPhiloromaos
(19 votes)
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Constantius I Chlorus -- GENIO POPVLI ROMANI231 viewsObv: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Rev: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI
Exe: ANT
Left Field: Delta over K
Right Field: Epsilon over V
Officina: DE

RIC Antioch 55a
4 commentsroscoedaisy
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I Follis, Thessalonica RIC 60365 viewsObv:– IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre, Victory on globe in right hand; eagle with wreath to left
Minted in Thessalonica (•TS•A• in exe)
Reference:– RIC VI Thessalonica 60
1 commentsmaridvnvm
(39 votes)
RI 152j img.jpg
152 - Maxentius - RIC VI Aquilea 113153 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate Bust right
Rev:– CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated left, on shield in tetrastyle temple, right hand handing globe to Maxentius (in military dress standing right) left hand holding sceptre; seated captive between; victories as acroteria; wolf and twins in pedament
Minted in Aquilea (AQP in exe.) between 25th July 306 A.D. – Autumn 307 A.D.
References:– RIC VI Aquilea 113 (C)
5 commentsmaridvnvm
(23 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Antioch, RIC VII 86457 viewsConstantine I AE3
obv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers standing, facing each other, each holding spear and shield, either side of two standards.
exergue: SMANA
Struck 330-335 A.D. at Antioch
RIC VII 86
Van Meter 93
From the collection of Jericho
3 commentsJericho
(23 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Mamaea AR Denarius. aFDC372 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint.Obv. IVLIA MAMAEA AVG draped and diademed bust right/ FELICITAS PVBLICA Felicitas seated left holding caduceus and cornucopia. RSC 24, RIC 338. Fully lustrous, aFDC2 commentsLordBest
(34 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome RIC 164 var. Bust type G (Rome) (RΓ)241 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev:– ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive
Minted in Rome (RΓ in exe) Emission 2 Officina 3. A.D. 277
Reference(s) – RIC 164 var. Bust type G (Not listed for this emission in RIC)
1 commentsmaridvnvm
(17 votes)
G3-R156.jpg
RIC-156 Gordian III Victory188 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AETERNA - Victory standing left, leaning on shield, and holding palms. Captive under shield

Choice EF, fifth issue
RIC-156, Cohen-353, Sear-2463
1 commentsjimwho523
(17 votes)
Caracalla_Mars_Def.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, Silver Denarius "Mars, the defender" * 196-217 AD *547 views
Caracalla, "Mars*, the defender."
AR Denarius
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT - Laureate head right
Rev: MARTI PROPVGNATORI – Mars advancing left, holding spear and trophy

Mint: Rome
Struck: 213 AD

Size: 18 mm.
Weight: 4.5 grams(?)
Die axis: 180 deg.

RIC IVi, 223 (s) Scarce; Cohen 150; D. Sear II, 6819; pg. 521
SCARCE

* Olympian
Tiathena
(34 votes)
trajan.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AE Sestertius1101 viewsTrajan Sestertius with Trajan on horseback on the reverse. Rather nice green patina.8 commentsJan Terje Rafdal
(31 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Fully Silvered Antoninianus, Rome, RIC 158403 viewsProbus Fully Silvered Antoninianus, somewhat toned

PROBV-S PF AVG
ADVEN-TVS AVG
RIZ
RIC Rome 158

Radiate facing right, cuirassed with Medusa head breastplate.

Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.

Angry horse!

This coin is part of the AEQVITI series, representing the trailing "I" for the Rome series.
3 commentsroscoedaisy
(21 votes)
Nero_36.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, NERO - VICTORIA413 viewsObv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG GERM - Laureate bust of Nero right.
Rev: S C, Victory alighting left, wings spread, holding shield (SPQR).
3 commentspostumus
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Trier, RIC VII 303 (STR)438 viewsConstantine I AE3
obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Helmeted & cuirassed bust right
rev: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS VOTIS XX. Globe on altar inscribed VOT IS XX
exergue: STR
Struck 321 A.D. at Trier
RIC VII 303
Ex Langcroft Hoard

2 commentsmaridvnvm
(36 votes)
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Roman Empire, Constantinus with HORSE unlisted coin Arelate Mint ***1036 viewsIMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Cuirassed , laureated bust left with shield on arm, holding horse by bridle
SOLI IN-V-CTO COMITI S/F/PARL
Sol standing left
8 commentsgb29400
(22 votes)
image00517.jpg
BYZANTINE, Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2481)158 viewsObv: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding cruciform sceptre. Legend around - ANAPONIK AVTOKPATO (or similar, sometimes retrograde)
Rev: Cross anchored, with pellet in each angle.
SpongeBob
(15 votes)
Traianus-Decius_IMP-CMQ-TRAIANVS-DECIVS-AVG_DACIA_RIC-12b-C-16_22-24mm_4_76g-a.jpg
079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 12b, Rome, DACIA,244 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 12b, Rome, DACIA,
avers:- IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right
revers:- DACIA, Dacia standing left, holding draco standard or vertical staff surmounted by ass's head.
diameter: 22-24mm
weight: 4,76g
ref: RIC 12b, RSC 16
quadrans
(15 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 157245 viewsProbus Antoninianus
obv: IMP PROBVS AVG. Radiate & cuirassed bust right.
rev: ADVENTVS AVG. Probus on horseback, left, raising right hand, sceptre in left, captive at foot of horse.
exergue: R half-crescent A
Struck 276-282 A.D. at Rome
RIC 157
Van Meter 6
3 commentsJericho
(30 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I the Great, Campgate RIC VII: 63. Antioch mint255 viewsConstantine I the Great
Antioch mint, AD 325-326
3.55g 19mm 8o
RIC VII: 63. R4 ex rare
Silvered
kypros84
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, JULIA MAESA Denarius, RIC 254208 viewsRome mint AD 218-220
IVLIA MAESA AVG, Bust of Maesa right
IVNO, Juno standing left holding patera and sceptre
3.48 gr
Ref : RIC # 254, RCV #7750, Cohen #16
3 commentsPotator II
(24 votes)
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202. CARACALLA188 viewsCARACALLA. 198-217 AD.

The emperor visited Alexandria for intellectual and religious reasons, staying at the Serapeum and being present at the temple's sacrifices and cultural events. Earlier, during the German war, the emperor visited the shrine of the Celtic healing-god Grannus. Caracalla also visited the famous temple of Asclepius in Pergamum and fully participated in its program, which involved sleeping inside the temple compound and having his dreams interpreted.

It was this religious devotion that led to Caracalla's murder in 217. Although suspicious of the praetorian prefect Macrinus, Caracalla allowed himself to be accompanied by only a small, select corps of bodyguards on an early spring trip from the camp at Edessa to the temple of the moon-god at Carrhae, about 25 miles away. During the journey back on 8 April 217, Caracalla was killed. The returning guards claimed the emperor was ambushed while defecating, and that the alleged assassin was one of their own, a soldier named Martialis. Martialis was himself killed by the avenging guards, or so the story went. Suspicion was strong that Macrinus arranged the entire affair.

Caracalla's violent end seemed appropriate for an emperor who, early in his reign, had his own brother killed. Yet the moralizing about fratricide by both ancient and modern historians obscures the energetic, reformist and even intellectual character of Caracalla's reign. Some of the reforms, especially the pay raise for soldiers, would prove burdensome for future emperors, but the changes brought about in the little more than five years of Caracalla's sole rule would have long-lasting implications throughout the empire for generations to come.

AR Denarius (19mm, 3.11 gm). Struck 215 AD. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P XVIII COS IIII PP, Sol standing left, radiate, raising right hand and holding globe. RIC IV 264a; BMCRE 139; RSC 288. EF
Ex - CNG
2 commentsecoli73
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galerius Follis171 viewsIMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
laureate head right

SAC MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN
R wreath S in ex.
Moneta standing left with scales and cornucopiae

EF
Scarce
Rome 306 AD
Rome RIC VI 132b
See notes below

This is the Wildwinds example

Notes: RIC lists these types as being produced in two periods,
the second period (coins are identical in all respects) being struck in Autumn 306, and also listed as RIC 158a and
159a.
2 commentsJay GT4
(21 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Antoninianus, Serdica, RIC 862, Bust Type H399 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left
Minted in Serdica (KAB in exe)
RIC 862 Bust type H (Common).
1 commentsmaridvnvm
(39 votes)
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Roman Republic- Sergius Silius163 viewsRoman Republic- Sergius Silius
M. Sergius Silus

Helmeted head of RomA right
EX SC before,ROMA and XVI in monogram behind

Helmeted horseman galloping left, holding sword and severed Gallic head in left hand
M SERGI below, SILVS in ex, Q below horses's forelegs

Rome 116-115 BC


Sear 163, RRC 286/1

A second of the type for a challenge. This has more wear but the strike retains the leg of the rider on the reverse and is centered to show more of the EX SC legend. Vote your preference.
2 commentsdougsmit
(26 votes)
Philip~0.jpg
Roman Empire, Philip I Sestertius176 viewsIMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Laureate bust right

VICTORIA AVG SC
Victory advancing right holding wreath and palm

17.1g

Rome
244-5 AD

RIC 192a
Sear 9021
4 commentsJay GT4
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Siscia RIC 84492 viewsAE3, 319 AD
Obv: CONSTANT-INVS AVG, Cuirassed bust left wearing high crested helmet and holding shield and spear.
Rev: VICT(dot) LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over alter.
(dot) ASIS(dot) in exergue.
19mm, 3.8 gm.
RIC 84, Rated R1
5 commentsjdholds
(23 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Carinus AE Ant - Rare Possibly Unpublished Variant509 viewsAE Antoninianus. Siscia. M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right/ FIDES MILITVM Fides standing left holding two standards, star P in right field, XXI in ex. CHEF. Rare, possibly unpublished variant.
2 commentsLordBest
(30 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus As/Sestertius404 viewsAurelian As or Sestertius, struck 270-275 AD at Rome mint.
Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG, emperor and empress clasping hands, above and between them bust of Sol right.
Ø 23-26 mm, 7.14 g
RIC 80 var. (no mintmark in exergue)

Ex FORVM.
1 commentsPscipio
(15 votes)
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Philipp II AU Stater333 views4 commentsOptimus
(26 votes)
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, Athena and Owl277 viewsAttica, Athens, (449-413 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Sear 2526, Athena and Owl,
Obv:– Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll
Rev:– owl standing right, head facing, to right AΘE in large lettering, to left olive sprig and crescent
diameter: 23mm, weght: 17,19g , axis- h,
mint: Attica, Athens, date: 449-413 B.C., ref.:Sear 2526,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I -SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI- Rome RIC 349422 viewsConstantine I
312-313 AD.
AE Follis
Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI [The senate and the Roman people to the highest prince] Legionary eagle between two vexella
in ex R P

Rome RIC 349

from the collection of Victor
My Constantine Website


1 commentsVictor
(38 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Florian, Antoninianus, Lugdunum, RIC 16, Bust Type C441 viewsObv:– IMP C M AN FLORIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGVSTI, Mars advancing right, holding a shield and spear, treading down captive.
Minted in Lugdunum (IIII in exe.) Emission 3 Officina 4, between September to October 276 A.D.
References:– Cohen 107. Bastien 150 (31 examples). RIC 16 Bust type C
4 commentsmaridvnvm
(33 votes)
Geta.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta denarius136 viewsAttribution: RIC 23, C 206
Date: AD 209-211
Obverse: P SEPT GETA CAES
PONT, draped & cuirassed bust r.
(seen from behind)
Reverse: VICT AETERN, Victory
Flying l., holding open wreath in
both hands over shield set on low
base
Size: 18.4 mm
Weight: 3.48 grams
8 commentsNoah
(17 votes)
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Roman Empire, Numerian - PACATOR ORBIS - Bust Type F - RIC unlisted (Lugdunum)455 viewsObv:– IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PACATO-R ORBIS, Emperor advancing right, holding shield and sword, captive, cowering beneath
Minted in Lugdunum (C in exe) Emission 9 Officina 3. Summer A.D. 284
Reference:– Cohen 41 (30 F). Bastien 618 (2 examples). RIC Unlisted.
4 commentsmaridvnvm
(17 votes)
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Constantine I RIC VII, Sirmium 48442 viewsConstantin I the Great, AD 307 - 337
AE - AE 3, 3.55g, 19mm
Sirmium 1. officina, 324 - 325
obv. CONSTAN - TINVS AVG
laureate head r.
rev. SARMATIA - DEVICTA
Victory advancing r., holding trophy in r. hand and
palmbranch in l. hand, spurning captive sitting on ground to r.
exergue: SIRM
RIC VII, Sirmium 48; C.487; LRBC 802
about EF, flan crack at 6 o'clock
3 commentsJochen
(29 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Decius Antoninianus95 viewsObverse: IMP C M Q
TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG,
radiate, draped, and cuirassed
bust r.
Reverse: DACIA, Dacia stg. l.
4 commentsdougsmit
(18 votes)
Alexander_III_Drachm_EF~0.jpg
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III Drachm, Colophon.277 viewsALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON - ZEUS - HERAKLES - SPEAR HEAD - STAR


Alexander III. The Great

Colophon

Drachm

Obv. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin right

Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Zeus seated left with sceptre and eagle. left in field star, right in field spear head

Condition: almost extremely fine

4.2 g., 18 mm

Price 1759
5 commentsPhiloromaos
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I, Antioch, RIC V (Part 1) 285228 viewsValerian Antoninianus
obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG. Radiate and draped bust right.
rev: PIETAS AVGG. Valerian and Galliernus standing facing each other, sacrificing over altar.
Struck 255-256 A.D. at Antioch
RIC V 5 (part 1) 285
Van Meter 54
Jericho
(19 votes)
Constantine I Gloria Exercitvs.jpg
GLORIA EXERCITVS- Constantinople193 viewsEx. Forum- Bronze AE3, RIC 22, VF, 2.82g, 19.4mm, 180o, Constantinople mint, 327-328 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, rosette diademed head right; reverse GLORIA EXERCITVS, Soldier standing left, head right, resting left hand on shield and holding inverted spear in right, Γ in left field, CONS in exergue; soldier's face on reverse not fully struck; rare typewolfgang336
(19 votes)
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Vespasian IVDAEA CAPTA Denarius 78 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.5g, ). “Judaea Capta” commemorative. Rome mint. Struck circa 21 December AD 69-early AD 70. Laureate head right / IVDAEA in exergue, trophy; to right, Jewess, in attitude of mourning, seated right. RIC II 2; Hendin 1479; RSC 226

2 commentsAdrian W
(15 votes)
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GREEK, Pamphylia, Aspendos, stater247 viewsPAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.70 g). Two wrestlers grappling; LF between / Slinger to right; triskeles in field. Teken Series D; SNG France 105; SNG von Aulock 4565. Good VF, uneven strike, reverse a little porous.
sseverus
(17 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I, AE 28, Anemurium Cilicia, SNG Lev 520 (this coin)397 viewsValerian I AE 28mm from Anemurium in Cilicia (SNG Lev 520 = this coin).

Dating to 255-6 AD this large provincial features a rather startled looking portrait of Valerian, crude yet somewhat charming.
3 commentsmauseus
(26 votes)
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GREEK, Pantikapaion Issue295 viewsObv/ Bearded Head of Old Pan r.
REV/ PAN; Fore-part of griffon l.; sturgeon fish below
21 mm
A remarkable example of this issue from the Greek colony of Miletos in the Black Sea.
1 commentsMayadigger
(20 votes)
constantine8.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I the Great, Thessalonica, RIC VII 154494 viewsI have seen better gates, but the portrait is quite stunning. I will regret selling this for the rest of my life.
3 commentsjbaran
(42 votes)
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lr6. Constantius II. Centenionalis140 viewsConstantius II. Centenionalis, struck 350-355 AD at Constaninople mint, 2. officinae.
Obv: D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Γ in field, helmeted soldier with shield left, stabbing enemy horseman with spear, shield to the right.
Ex: ANBI
Ø 23.5 mm, 6.15 g.
Antiochia RIC VIII 135

Slightly double struck, but in EF condition. One of my absolute favourites!
5 commentsPscipio
(15 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Commodus denarius - RIC 666373 viewsObv:– L AVREL COMMODVS AVG, Young Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P IIII IMP III COS II P P, Victory seated left, holding patera and palm-branch
Minted in Rome in Spring A.D. 179
Reference RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) 666, Cohen/RSC 775. BMCRE 801. Szaivert, MIR 18 457-14/30;
Commodus, as joint Augustus with Marcus Aurelius
3 commentsmaridvnvm
(16 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, C. Licinius L.F. Macer, AR Denarius99 views84 BC
3.75 - grams
Obv.: Diad. Bust of Apollo l., viewed from behind, brandishing thunderbolt.
Rev.: Minerva in quadriga r., holding spear and shield, C LICIINIVS L F / MECER IN EX.
Sear #274: RRC 354/1, CRR 732
Richard M10
(17 votes)
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India, Satavahana: Vasisthiputra Sri Pulumavi (78-114) AR Drachm (MCSI-146)115 viewsObv: King's bust right, with large nose, elaborate hair style and large earrings. Sanskrit Prakrit legend in Brahmi - Siri Pulumavisa Rano Vasithiputasa
Rev: Satavahana symbol + hill; above - sun + moon symbols; below - water symbol. Telugu Prakrit legend in Brahmi - Arahanaku Vahitti makanaku Tiru Pulumaviku
1 commentsSpongeBob
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Faustina II denarius229 viewsFAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL

rev. VENVS
Venus standing left holding apple and rudder, around shaft of which dolphin is entwined

Rome 148-152 AD

Sear 4708

Delicate portrait with an elegant Venus
Faustina II was the daughter of Antoninus Pius, wife of Marcus Aurelius and mother of Commodus.
2 commentsJay GT4
(18 votes)
RI 136f img~1.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Numerian - PACATOR ORBIS - Bust Type F - RIC unlisted (Lugdunum)294 viewsObv:– IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PACATO-R ORBIS, Emperor advancing right, holding shield and sword, captive, cowering beneath
Minted in Lugdunum (C in exe) Emission 9 Officina 3. Summer A.D. 284
Reference:– Cohen 41 (30 F). Bastien 618 (2 examples). RIC Unlisted.
2 commentsmaridvnvm
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 204 - Bust type H (R in exe)253 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga riding left, holding globe and whip
Minted in Rome (R in exe) Emission 2. A.D. 277
Reference(s) – RIC 204 Bust type H
Weight 5.63 gms.
Size 23.25 mm
maridvnvm
(19 votes)
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GREEK, Italy, Campania - Neapolis739 viewsAR Nomus, Neapolis (Naples) mint, c. 300 - 275 B.C.
Obverse: Diademed head of nymph right, wearing triple-pendant earring, grape bunch behind.
Reverse: Man-faced bull standing right, head facing, being crowned by Nike flying right, NEOΠOΛITΩ[N] below.
Weight 7.25 g, Maximum Diameter 21.9 mm, Die Axis 315o.
SNG ANS 317, HN Italy 579, Ex CNG e-auction 92 lot 3;

Neapolis (modern day Naples) was an early Rhodian colony, originally named Parthenope. Its name was changed to Neapolis in ca. 450 BC. The obverse of this issue represents the Siren Parthenope who was the local goddess of Neapolis. The man-headed bull reverse was a type shared by a number of Campanian cities and may have generally been understood as representing Acheloös, the father of Sirens. The name of Acheloös appears in cults throughout the Greek world and in mythology as the archetypal river-god and may have been used in this context in Campania.
alexB
(59 votes)
apol1~2.JPG
GREEK, Apollonia Pontika593 viewsDiobol of Apollonia Pontika. Circa 400 BC. Reference: BMC 150-1. From the collection of Ghengis Jon.3 commentsGhengis_Jon
(17 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, VRBS ROMA Wolf and Twins AE3517 viewsObverse: VRBS-ROMA Helmeted hear of Roma left
Reverse: Wolf and Twins left, branch between two stars above
Exergue: TRP
Mint: Trier
Attribution: RIC VII Trier 561
Rarity: C3
A common coin but one that I'm fond of.
Mauseus
5 commentsmauseus
(28 votes)
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Roman Empire, Probus Antoninianus 276-282 RIC 18767 viewsProbus Antoninianus 276-282 RIC 187
bravesastros
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus, Coded Mule: obv Maximian & rev Diocletian392 viewsobv legend: IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG rev legend: CONSERVATOR AVGG
obv RIC # RIC V pII 580 / rev RIC # RIC VpII 263var
exergue: X X I gamma dot B I dot
from the collection of cscoppa for more information see the article in the reference section about: "The Siscia MULE"
cscoppa
(26 votes)
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Roman Empire, Augustus, Posthumous As192 viewsDivus Augustus Æ As. Commemorative by Tiberius. DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, radiate head left / Eagle standing on globe facing, wings spread, head right, S C at sides. RIC 82


Click and enlarge for better photo
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
(25 votes)
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x bot Roman Empire, Claudius225 viewsClaudius Æ As. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left / LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S-C, Libertas standing facing, with pileus and extending left hand. RIC 97

Click and enlarge for better photo


ex BoT contender
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)
(22 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximus, Rome mint, struck 236-238 AD, Æ Sestertius258 viewsMAXIMVS CAES GERM bare-headed and draped bust right
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, S-C Maximus standing left
RIC 13, Cohen 14 (10 Fr.)
dupondius
(20 votes)
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Titus Denarius RIC 19159 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
Laureate head of Titus right

TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P
Capricorn left, globe below

Reverse based on the coinage of Augustus

Rome 79 AD
RSC 280
RIC 19

3.3g

Ex- Civitas, Ex-Calgary Coins
3 commentsJay GT4
(17 votes)
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BYZANTINE, ISAAC II AE Tetarteron S-2005 DOC5332 viewsFacing bust of the Archangel Michael beardless and nimbate, wearing loros and holding sceptre with trifoil device. and gl.cr. Rev Bust of Isaac facing wearing crown and loros and holding cruiciform sceptre and akakia. 21mm Nice Very Fine! **** Note the trifoil device that Archangel Michael holds.***** DOC 5a.1 1 commentsSimon
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip II Sestertius 129 viewsRIC IVc 267a Rome, C 18
19.54 g, 27 mm x 29 mm
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back
LIBERALITAS AVGG III, SC in ex., Philip I and II seated left on curule chairs, extending right hands, Philip I, nearest the viewer, also holds short sceptre downwards.
Rare
1 commentsMark Z
(15 votes)
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INDIA, Indo-Greek, India: Satvahana coin246 viewsBest silver coin of Satavahana king, siri Vashithiputras siri Pulumavis ,India.
Bust of ruler on obv- with legend.
Ujjaini symbol with six arched hill and a river below of it .fine legend.
weight 2.42 gms.
2 nd century AD.
1 commentsadityanoble
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, PHILIP I, antoninianus, RIC 15105 viewsRome mint, AD 248, 2nd officina
IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SAECVLARES AVGG, She wolf left, suckling Romulus and Remus, II at exergue
3.7 gr
Ref : RCV # 8957, RIC # 15, Cohen # 178
1 commentsPotator II
(17 votes)
101112.jpg
008. Otho 69 AD232 viewsOTHO. 69 AD.

Otho remains an enigma - part profligate Neronian wastrel and part conscientious military commander willing to give his life for the good of the state. Our sources are at a loss to explain the paradox. Neither Otho's person nor his bearing suggested such great courage. He is said to have been of moderate height, splay-footed and bandy-legged, but almost feminine in his care of his person. He had the hair of his body plucked out, and because of the thinness of his locks wore a wig so carefully fashioned and fitted to his head, that no one suspected it. Moreover, they say that he used to shave every day and smear his face with moist bread, beginning the practice with the appearance of the first down, so as never to have a beard; also that he used to celebrate the rites of Isis publicly in the linen garment prescribed by the cult.

AR Denarius (18mm, 3.20 gm). Bare head left / Securitas standing left, holding wreath and sceptre. RIC I 12; RSC 19. Fine. Ex-CNG
2 commentsecoli73
(23 votes)
Constantine I Victoria Avgg.jpg
VICTORIA AVGG NN- Thessalonica RIC 59199 viewsConstantine I

obv: CONSTANT-INVS AVG, Bust cuir. laureate
rev: VICTORIA AVGG NN, Victory adv. l. w/ wreath and palm
TSΓ
RIC Thessalonica 59
gVF
2 commentswolfgang336
(20 votes)
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Macedonia - Alexander the Great AE 2087 viewsAlexander the Great Æ 20mm.
Obv:- Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev:- ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club and bow in bow-case
maridvnvm
(18 votes)
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Severus Alexander- Denarius- Providentia Avg228 viewsRome Mint

obv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, bust laureate rt., with some draper on left shoulder.
rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia sacrificing at altar, cornucopia in arm

RIC 250a, Cohen 501, RSC 501, VM 54/1
VF

Great coin!
3 commentswolfgang336
(18 votes)
titus-r12.jpg
79-81 AD Titus RIC-12177 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIANVS AVG PM - Laureate head right
TRP VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P - Quadriga with modius of grain

First issue after july AD 79. This is the same year that Vesuvius erupted!
jimwho523
(24 votes)
107- Constantine -17.JPG
107- Constantine The Great -17733 viewsAE4, 337-340 AD, Cyzicus mint.
Obv: DN CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, Veiled head right.
Rev: Constantine in quadriga galloping left, the hand of God reaching down from heaven to welcome him.
SMKE. in exergue.
16mm, 1.8gm
RIC VIII 19
jdholds
(20 votes)
Philip I Victoria avgg2.jpg
Philip I- VICTORIA AVGG359 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus
Rome Mint. A.D. 244 - 247

obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, bust radiate, draped, cuir., right
rev: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm

RIC 51, RSC 235
21mm, 4.19g
aEF
5 commentswolfgang336
(15 votes)
MAntony copy.jpg
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Marc Antony AR denarius 38-37 B.C.218 viewsObv/ M ANTONIVS M F M N AVGVR IMP TERT; M Antony in priestly robes, stg. r.., holding lituus.
Rev/ VIR R P C COS DESIG ITER ET TERT; rad. head of Sol r.

A lovely example of a seldom seen M. Antony issue...before all that Cleopatra nonsence. ;-)
2 commentsMayadigger
(26 votes)
RI 155c img.jpg
155 - Licinius - RIC VII Heraclea 029 (SMHA)80 viewsObv:- IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with 6 rows of bricks
Minted in Heraclea (Pellet in right field, SMHA in exe.)
References:– RIC VII Heraclea 29 (R2)

(SOLD)
maridvnvm
(16 votes)
Valentinian I Solidus Fouree.JPG
Valentinian I Solidus Fouree.197 viewsAV-Solidus Fouree 364-375 AD, Trier mint.
Obv: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: VICTOR-IA AVGG - Valentinian and Valens seated facing, holding a globe between them, while Victory flies above and between the imperial brothers joint throne.
Exe: TROBT
RIC IX, 17b,- Cohen 43
1 commentsjdholds
(22 votes)
CaligulaVesta.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Caligula AE As215 viewsC CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT
Bear head left

VESTA SC
Vesta seated left holding patera and sceptre

Rome 37-38AD

11.28g

Sear 1803 RIC 38

From an uncleaned lot!
2 commentsJay GT4
(21 votes)
Constantine I a.jpg
Constantine- Mint of Rome style!826 viewsVery stern face, and distinctive nose are a dead give-away for Rome issues of Constantine and Licinius. The impressive cuirass is also quite common, while the drapery from Rome has a distinctive "flourish" to it. Very large bust...

From the Collection of Evan Rankin (Wolfgang336)
2 commentswolfgang336
(15 votes)
Griffon copy.jpg
GREEK, Pantipakaion, Old Pan and Griffon, 4th Cent. B.C.209 views20mm, 6.45gm

OBV/ Head of Old Pan r.
REV/ PAN; forepart of griffon l., sturgeon fish below.

Few of us have been as blessed as me, to have had so many of these issues pass through my fingers of the last few years. But this one really takes the cake. The relief on both sides is extremely high, crisp and clean. Due to the vagaries of patina, this particular coin looks to have been wrought from an old pidgeon's blood ruby, rather than from common bronze.
1 commentsMayadigger
(18 votes)
coin138.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II AE294 viewsConstantinople RIC VIII 81,B Constantius II AE2
Centenionalis. 348-351 AD. DN CONSTANTIVS
PF AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right /
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen
horseman, G to left, CONSB(star) in ex. Coin #138
WW example coin
cars100
(16 votes)
silvivs_papivs.jpg
SILVIVS PAPIVS MAXIMVS AVG314 viewsaureo
Consecratio
5 commentsantvwala
(31 votes)
michele_vii_histamenon.jpg
Michael VII (1071-1078)68 viewsHistamenon - 3,95 g
Constantinople
Ratto 2032
2 commentsantvwala
(16 votes)
alemivs_caes.jpg
D ALEMIVS CAES398 viewsDvo Cameralia5 commentsantvwala
(30 votes)
ravenna_felix.jpg
Gotic Ravenna, deka, Ravenna Felix72 views1 commentsantvwala
(24 votes)
basiliscus_tremisse_Ric_3310_Milano.jpg
Basiliscus34 viewstremissis
Milano Ric 3310
1 commentsantvwala
(15 votes)
onorio_solido~0.jpg
Honorius48 viewssolidus
Ravenna
2 commentsantvwala
(16 votes)
Faxinvs.jpg
FAXINVS GRACILISSIMVS AUGVSTOLVS244 viewsDenarius subaeratus
Nvlla Re
1 commentsantvwala
(29 votes)
noaemia_vel_avgvsta.jpg
NOAEMIA VELINA AVGVSTA266 viewsOb Silvivs Papivs Servatam
3 commentsantvwala
(30 votes)
bossivs_avg.jpg
VMB BOSSIVS PIVS AVG296 viewsVigor Avgusti4 commentsantvwala
(31 votes)
atalarico_deka.jpg
Vandal (Athalaricus), deka, Carthago66 viewsantvwala
(22 votes)
gelimero_3.jpg
Vandals (Carthago), Gelimer (530-534), nummus, Wroth 1881 viewsantvwala
(21 votes)
zzz_attr__ai_Franchi.jpg
Frank coin ?119 views12 mmantvwala
(20 votes)
gelimero_2.jpg
Vandals (Carthago), Gelimer (530-534), nummus, Wroth 1859 viewsantvwala
(20 votes)
gelimero_nummo.jpg
Vandals, Gelimer (530-534), nummus, Carthago, Wroth 18120 viewsantvwala
(20 votes)
anonimo_vandalo.jpg
Vandals, anonymus, Spain?86 viewsantvwala
(19 votes)
vandali_ilderico_4_nummi.jpg
Vandals, Hilderic (523-530), 4 nummi, Carthago, Wroth 33/IV112 viewsantvwala
(19 votes)
imit_vandala.jpg
Vandals - imitative49 viewsHead of emperor - Anthropomorphic eagle
very scarce
antvwala
(18 votes)
flaviovitt_aquileia.jpg
Flavius Victor - Spes Romanorvm76 viewsCastrorvm Ianva, Aquileia1 commentsantvwala
(18 votes)
vandali_ilderico_nummo.jpg
Vandals (Hilderic), nummus, Carthago74 viewsantvwala
(18 votes)
gelimero.jpg
Vandals, Gelimer (530-534), nummus, Carthago, TAF A21122 viewsantvwala
(17 votes)
m_massimo_arles1.jpg
Magnvs Maximvs - Spes Romanorvm54 viewsArles
very scarce
1 commentsantvwala
(16 votes)
costantino_V_c_leone_III_solido.jpg
Constantine V and Leon III40 viewssolidus1 commentsantvwala
(16 votes)
costantino_iv_eraclio_tiberio_674-681_a~0.jpg
Constantine IV and sons Heraclius and Tiberius26 views674-681 - Cartago
Ratto 1652
antvwala
(15 votes)
focas_tremisse.jpg
Focas25 viewstremissisantvwala
(15 votes)
costantino_IV_semisse.jpg
Constantine IV24 viewssemissisantvwala
(15 votes)
costantino_IV_tremisse.jpg
Constantine IV28 viewstremissisantvwala
(15 votes)
anastasio_tremisse.jpg
Anastasius45 viewstremissisantvwala
(15 votes)
costante_II_c_costantino_IV_solido.jpg
Constantius II and Constantine IV22 viewsSolidusantvwala
(15 votes)
costante_II_semisse.jpg
Constantius II26 viewsSemissisantvwala
(15 votes)
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