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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla -Aegis denarius1192 viewsRome, Circa 207,
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
19 commentsfrederic W
(38 votes)
GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI Philometor771 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

8 commentsmihali84
(37 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Papius. Denarius, 79 B.C.1003 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)
Roman Empire, Severus Alexander denarius424 viewsThis one I obtained about 15 years ago at the NYINC, located at the Twin Towers Marriot in those happier days. FDC coins of this emperor are not rare and this is one of those in my view. Appears to be RIC 250, but does not fit the description exactly. Probably a die variant only.
3 commentsjmuona
(24 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, OTHO, Denarius RIC 8806 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
11 commentsPotator II
(24 votes)
Roman Empire, CLAUDIUS II Gothicus. Commemorative AE Posthumous Antoninianus of Mediolanum, struck 270 - 271.512 viewsDivus Claudius Gothicus
Radiate head right,
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!
5 commentsOldMoney
(22 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, OCTAVIAN Denarius RIC 255404 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
(21 votes)
GREEK, Boeotia, Thebes AR stater (395-338 BC) 508 viewso/ Boeotian shield.
R/ Decorated amphora with two handles; ΚΑ-ΛΛΙ
12.25g. 22.06mm
SNG Cop 340
7 commentsAugustin Caron
(19 votes)
Roman Empire, Julia Mamaea, Felicitas343 views IVLIA MA-MAEA AVG
Draped bust right

Felicitas standing left, leaning on column with legs crossed, holding caduceus

RIC 335, S 8209 Rome Mint (year 222-235)
Ar Denarius; 2.80g;19mm
8 commentsRobin Ayers
(18 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, Tetradrachm, 323-315 BC 393 viewsPhilip II (359-336 BC), Tetradrachm, 14.31 g., 24 mm

O - Laureate head of Zeus r.
R - ΦΙΛΙΠΠOΥ / Π Horseman with palm r, flower.

Le Rider pl. 46, 3.

Provenance: Ex A.Tkalec AG, Auction 10/27/2011, Lot 58
7 commentsrobertpe
(16 votes)
GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 195-175 BC AE Trichalkon - Bopearachchi Series 5E452 viewsElephant head right, bell around neck / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY Caduceus, ΦΛΩ monogram to inner left
Bopearachchi Series 5E; SNG ANS 209-11; Mitchiner 108b; Sear 7533.
(25 mm, 12.28 g, 12h)
2 commentsLloyd T
(16 votes)
GREEK, Sicily, Messana AR Tetradrachm321 views(412–408 BC)
Obv.: Charioteer driving mule biga left, two dolphins nose to nose in exergue
Rev.: Hare leaping left over horizontal barley ear, dove flying left above, MESSANION in exergue.
Caltabiano 614 ; SNG ANS 378 ; SNG Copenhagen 404.
4 commentsMinos
(16 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR, denarius729 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
(49 votes)
GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 195-175 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1C691 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)

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.
16 commentsLloyd T
(42 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, HADRIANVS BRITANNICVS1183 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")
21 commentsPetitioncrown
(39 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Sextus Pompeius/Q. Nasidius411 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
(31 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero, Sestertius, AE Rome mint, struck 64 AD658 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
(30 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, 323-281 BC Thrace1301 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
23 commentsalexB
(78 votes)
GREEK, Anatolia, Kyme, c. 165 - 140 BC, AR Tetradrachm486 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
8 commentsmaridvnvm
(23 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, Postumia. C. Postumius, 74 BC, AR Denarius 276 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)
GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Antimachos I, ca. 175-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1E680 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)
Provenance, based on Bopearachchi: Freeman & Sear FPL 11, Spring/Summer 2006; ex- Muhammad Riaz Barber Coll.; ex- Peshawar bazaar (April 1996); ex-Kuliab Hoard (1996)

The Kuliab Hoard from which this coin derives was found in clandestine (1995/6) excavations on an ancient site in the vicinity of Kuliab, Tajikistan, 8-10 km from Qizil Mazar, in the valley of the Qizil Su, on the right bank of the Oxus. The inferred find site is located about 80 km northeast of the famed ancient site Ai Khanoum on the left bank of the Oxus, a key Greco-Bactrian foundation.

The hoard reputedly consisted of 800 coins of which 250 were described by Bopearachchi in his paper. The hoard, consisted dominantly of small denomination silver and contained coins from the time of Seleukos I down to the time of Eukratides I. Almost all the coins were of Bactrian origin. It appears to have been a savings hoard that was closed around 145 BC, probably co-incident with the invasion of nomadic peoples from the north.

The Kuliab Hoard represents one of the easternmost finds of Graeco-Bactrian coins, proof that Bactrian influence extended well into the western Himalayan Valleys of Tajikistan to the north northeast of Ai Khanoum.

Probably my finest tetradrachm - the male equivalent Mona Lisa of coinage!
11 commentsLloyd T
(35 votes)
Roman Empire, City Commemorative, Constantinopolis, RIC-543200 viewsConstantine I the Great (307-337) Commemorative Series Follis, Treveri (RIC-543)
Obv: Laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis facing left. Legend around - CONSTANTINOPOLIS
Rev: Victory standing left on prow, holding spear and resting on shield. Legend below - TR • S
1 commentsSpongeBob
(17 votes)
Roman Empire, Titus RIC 1436 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 24 June-1 July 79 AD
RIC 1 (R), BMC 1, 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)
GREEK, Attica, Athens, 465-454 BC, AR Tetradrachm420 viewsObv. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace.
Rev. Owl standing right with head facing, ΑΘΕ to right, crescent and olive sprig to left; all within incuse square.
Mint: Attica, Athens, ca. 465-454 BC.

17.10g, 24mm, 10h.

Starr Group V.B.

Ex Roma Numismatics, E-Sale 19, 1. August 2015, lot 95
9 commentskc
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I AE3337 viewsAttribution: RIC VII 117,
Date: AD 320-321
AVG, laureate head r.
wreath with star at top,
TSEVI in exergue
Size: 18.5 mm
Weight: 3.0 grams
6 commentsNoah
(15 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Philip I Antioch Billon Tetradrachm631 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
9 commentsmwilson603
(25 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Agrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)1787 viewsAgrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)
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
(74 votes)
GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy III Large Bronze569 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.
10 commentsPtolemAE
(22 votes)
GREEK, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 175-168 BC.285 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
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Septimius Severus396 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS - AR Tetradrachm - LAODICEE, 202-2115 commentsAlwin
(19 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - Quadrigatus/Didrachm337 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
(27 votes)
Roman Empire, Titus, AE-As, RIC II 126, RIC-New 226, Roma.1448 views022 Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), AE-As, RIC II 126, RIC-New 226, Roma, GENI P R, S-C, Scarce!,
avers:- IMP-T-CAES-VESP-AVG-P-M-TR-P-COS-VIII, Laureat head left.
revers:- GENI-P-R, Genius standing left holding cornucopia and patera. S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 27-29mm, weight: 12,76g, axis:- h,
mint: , date: , ref: RIC-II-126, p-130, RIC-New-226, C-96,
18 commentsquadrans
(17 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Marcius Libo, AR Denarius, 148 B.C.820 views22 commentsRomaVictor
(40 votes)
GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI Medium Bronze - Isis Head Type373 viewsPtolemy VI - Alexandria - Diobol - 180/145BC
AE 25.0-25.7mm : 15.962gm : 11h
OBV - Goddess Isis with hanging curls, headdress with with corn wreath, facing right
REV - Eagle with open wing standing facing left on thunderbolt with PI-ALPHA monogram at left
REF - Svoronos 1384
NOTE - Early sole reign of Ptolemy VI.
7 commentsPtolemAE
(15 votes)
BYZANTINE, Maurice Tiberius, Theoupolis (Antioch), 582-602, AE Follis 412 views[D N M]AURI-C N P AUT Crowned bust of Maurice facing, bearing consular mantle, holding mappa in right hand and eagle tipped sceptre in left hand. / Large M flanked by A/N/N/O – X/III (regnal year 13 equivalent to 594/95 AD), cross above, Γ below, THEUP (Theoupolis) in exergue. Sear Byzantine 533; DO 161-73.
(28 mm, 11.75 g, 6h)
7 commentsLloyd T
(15 votes)
GREEK, Italy, Sybaris Nomos 540-520 BC Gillette Collection489 viewsNomos circa 540-520, AR 7.82 g. 31mm Bull standing l. on dotted bar, head reverted; in exergue, VM. The whole within dotted border. Rev. Same type incuse on broken bar, without legend. The whole within radiate border. Historia Numorum Italy 1729. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1388.

Gorini 1 and enlarged p. 107 (this coin).

An extremely rare variety. Nicely toned and good very fine
Ex Triton sale 1, 1998, 121. Barry Fierstein Collection. From the Gillette collection 1924

NAC 39 Lot 5 May 17th, 2007

Sybaris (Greek: Σύβαρις; Italian: Sibari) was a celebrated city of Magna Graecia on the western shore Gulf of Taranto, a short distance from the sea, between the rivers Crathis (Crati) and Sybaris (Coscile). The last of these, from which it derived its name, at the present day falls into the Crati about 5 km from its mouth, but in ancient times undoubtedly pursued an independent course to the sea. Sybaris was apparently the earliest of all the Greek colonies in this part of Italy, being founded, according to the statement of Scymnus Chius, as early as 720 BCE. The site is located within the limits of the present-day comune of Cassano allo Ionio, in the province of Cosenza (Calabria), Italy.

Sybaris was Italy’s most prosperous Achaean colony. Sybaris was destroyed in 510 BC by Croton which exiled the colonists. The Athenians and Sybarite descendants established themselves in a joint colony, New Sybaris, in 443. Eventually, making themselves unpopular, the Sybarites were expelled and the remaining colonists refounded their city near the spring of Thuria.

The word Sybaritic has become a byword meaning extreme luxury and a seeking for pleasure and comfort
4 comments4to2CentBCphilia
(15 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, MARK ANTONY, LEG IV, AR Legionary denarius482 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, denarius bull239 viewsAugustus Denarius. Lugdunum mint, struck 15-13 BC.
Observe: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right
Reverse: IMP X, bull butting right.
References: RIC 167a; RSC 137.
Diameter 19 mm / weight 3.9 grams
Marcelo Leal's collection
7 commentsAugustus1975
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, CARUS, Posthumous antoninianus RIC 29254 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Caligula as 459 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.

8 commentssocalcoins
(45 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great Tetradrachm694 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
(18 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, Babylon, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Price 3664526 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
(33 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - Quadrigatus394 viewsMint:Roma or south Italy
225/215 BC
Réf:Bab.23, SYD.64
Conservation: SUP
One the the first exemple of this type
Hellenistic style...
12 commentsmoneta romana
(22 votes)
Roman Republic, C. Mamilius C.f. Limetanus, 82 BC148 viewsC. Mamilius C.f. Limetanus. Silver Denarius (3.81 g), 82 BC. Rome. Draped bust of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; behind, A above caduceus. Reverse : C MAMIL LIME(TA)N, Odysseus (Ulysses in Latin form) advancing right, holding staff and extending hand to his dog Argus, coming to greet him. Crawford 362/1; Sydenham 741; Mamilia 6.

The types on this coin allude to the moneyer's claim to descent from Telegonus, son of Ulysses/Odysseus and Circe, and hence from the god Mercury. When Odysseus returns home after twenty years disguised as a beggar and his old dog, who had been neglected, is the only one who recognizes him.
(16 votes)
GREEK, Myrina Tetradrachm692 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
(32 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS AR Cistophorus (3 denarii) of Pergamum. Struck 19 - 18 B.C. 298 viewsObverse: 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 had been 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
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II, AE1 Antioch663 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.
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
(53 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, VALENTINIAN II AE2 RIC 52665 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
(26 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Follis 348 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
5 commentsMark Z
(25 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, Commemorative AR Denarius, RIC 438107 viewsAD138 – 161 a posthumous issue
Rome Mint 161-180 AD (under Marcus Aurelius)
2.65 grams
Obv.: DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head right
Rev.: CONSECRATIO Funeral pyre of four tiers, surmounted by quadriga.
Richard M10
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius, RIC 618 281 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.83g, Ø 33mm, 11h), Rome mint, Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laurate head Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM (around) S C (in field), winged thunderbolt with six lightnings.
RIC 618; Coh.684; BMC 1266 note (six barbs instead of four); Strack 845; Banti 321 (same rev. die as illustrated, 2 spec.)
ex CNG eAuction 202 (2009); ex White Mountain Collection
4 commentsCharles S
(20 votes)
GREEK, Caria, ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodes350 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
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS, posthumous AS, RIC 81378 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

6 commentsPotator II
(29 votes)
GREEK, Mysia, Parium AR Hemidrachm378 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 Triens542 viewsTriens caput equitis by Plinius. PLINIUS
(19 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Aes Grave1059 viewsAs Janus /Prow . Turlow-Vecchi n° 51. Weight 273 gr. By Plinius. (...I love it!) 9 commentsPLINIUS
(33 votes)
BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople871 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
(23 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AR Denarius1746 viewsTrajan AR Denarius

Attribution: RIC II, 128, Rome
Date: AD 103-111
GER DAC P M TR P, laureate
head rt., slight drapery on lt.
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
(27 votes)
BYZANTINE, John VIII Palaeologus, 1423-1448, Constantinople, AR Stavraton (Half Hyperpyron)1791 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).
7 commentsdougsmit
(31 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Macrinus, Rome mint, struck 217-218 AD, Silver Antoninian458 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
(21 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero, TEMPLE1461 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
(95 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Marcia - L. Marcius Phillippus. Denarius 56 B.C.1903 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
(107 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I590 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
(32 votes)
GREEK, Pamphylia, Aspendos stater with Ba'al countermark346 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, JOVIAN Double maiorina (AE1) RIC 228258 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine II, Arles, RIC 294461 viewsRIC VII Arles 294

(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Carausius, Diocletian & Maximianus - Antoninianus4231 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)59 commentspostumus
(196 votes)
GREEK, Attica, Athens, 449-413 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Starr pl. xxii, 61181 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)
17 commentsLloyd T
(92 votes)
GREEK, Thrace, Thasos AR Tetradrachm409 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
(46 votes)
Bust laureated draped and cuirassed right

Two soldiers standing, spear in outer hand, between them two standards

Ric. vol VII, p.456 , 238 r1
12 commentsgb29400
(30 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Vitellius, sestertius, RIC 141206 viewsÆ sestertius (25.02g, 36mm, 6h). Rome, AD 69.
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate draped bust right.
Rev.: S C, Mars, helmeted, naked, cloak over left shoulder, advancing right with spear and legionary standard.
RIC 141 (R); BMC 58; Cohen 79 (80 fr.); RCV 2208
Ex Edgar L. Owen, Andover, NJ, 1997
8 commentsCharles S
(15 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Mark Antony, LEG V, AR Legionary denarius587 viewsStruck at a travelling mint, c.32-31 B.C.
Obverse: Galley sailing right. ANT AVG above; III VIR • R • P • C below.
Reverse: LEG V, Legionary eagle between two standards.
8 commentsOptimus
(28 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTIUS II, Light miliarense RIC 252, Ferrando II plate coin342 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
5 commentsPotator II
(24 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius - A.D. 165243 viewsRome mint
Rev: P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III; Annona standing left, holding ears of wheat and cornucopia; on left, modius; on right, ship.
Weight: 3.36 grams
Diameter: 18 mm
ICG#: 4935950105
Grade: AU55
Ty N.
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diadumenianus712 viewsfr: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES. Bare-headed and draped bust right
re: PRINC IVVENTVTIS. Diadumenian standing half-left, head right, holding standard and sceptre; two standards behind.
RIC IVii 102
5 commentspax
(54 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I253 viewsAE follis. Aquileia, 317 AD. 3.50 grs. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. IMP LICINIUS PF AVG / Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and leaning on sceptre. IOVI CONSERVATORI. In exergue AQS.
RIC 6.
7 commentsbenito
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, PUPIENUS denarius RIC 6288 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
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan Decius - FELICITAS SAECVLI1177 viewsObv.:IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate & cuirassed bust right Rev.: FELICITAS SAECVLI S-C, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & cornucopiae. 15 commentspostumus
(82 votes)
GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater283 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

Eagle standing left on scepter, wings open raising wreath in left claw.

Eastern mint, Dacia? 43-42 B.C.


Choice UNC

RPC I 1701; BMC Thrace p. 208, 1; BMCRR II 48; Crawford 433/1

Clickable for a larger image
5 commentsJay GT4
(36 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Quietus Antoninianus552 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)

1 commentssocalcoins
(39 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Trajan AR Tetradrachm - Melqart (PRIEUR 1495) Syria, Antioch.258 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
(16 votes)
GREEK, Achaean League, Argos, ca. 175-168 BC, AR Hemidrachm - Agrinion 308292 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
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Gordian III AR Tetradrachm380 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.
8 commentsrexesq
(22 votes)
Roman Empire, Diadumenian denarius Ric 102256 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar. 218 AD. AR Denarius 3.04 g.

O: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Diadumenian standing half-left, head right, holding standard and sceptre; two standards behind. RIC IV 102 (Macrinus); BMCRE 87 (Macrinus); RSC 3.
4 commentsNemonater
(28 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR denarius154 viewsDenarius minted in North Africa c.47-46 BC
No legend, Diademed head of Venus right
CAESAR, Aeneas left, bearing Anchises on his shoulder
3.91 gr
Ref : HCRI # 55, RCV #1402, Cohen #12
1 commentsPotator II
(21 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 086154 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He wears a Phrygian hemlet
Minted in Nicomedia (Gamma | _ // Dot SMN Gamma).
Reference:– RIC VIII Nicomedia 86
2 commentsmaridvnvm
(18 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Lydia, Sardis, AR Drachm, 336-323 BC. Lifetime issue - Price 2576553 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
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian RIC 601217 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 601 (C), BMCRE 135, RSC 73
Obv - IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC inscribed on column; to r., incense burner, further r., Herald stg. l., with wand and shield
10 commentsDavid Atherton
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian, AE Antoninianus 217 viewsDiocletian AE Antoninianus
Radiate, draped, and cuir. bust right. Dot under crown.
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)
GREEK, Kyme hemiobol, 480/450 BC 299 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)
Roman Republic, Anonymous, AR Victoriatus178 viewsAnonymous, after 211 BC. Rome mint.
Obv.: Laureate head of Jupiter.
Rev.: Victory standing right, crowning trophy.
Crawford 53/1.
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aelia Flaccilla AE2. Constantinopolis. RIC IX : 551429 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
(71 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, SEVERUS ALEXANDER sestertius RIC 558502 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
9 commentsPotator II
(23 votes)
Roman Empire, Julia Paula. First wife of Emperor Elagabalus315 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
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus & Agrippa, AE As, COL NEM2630 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).
29 commentssocalcoins
(127 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitan, Dupondius, Ceres339 viewsObv:

Laueate head of Domitian to right


Ceres standing left with grain stalks and long torch
7 commentsancientdave
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan Decius, Antoninianus612 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
(58 votes)
Roman Empire, Maximus, Sestertius201 viewsObv. MAXIMVS CAES GERM, draped bust right.
Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS S C, emperor standing left, holding baton and spear, at the right two standards.
Mint: Rome, 236-238 AD.

32mm 21.38g

RIC 13; Cohen 14; BMC 213

Ex Münzenhandlung Manfred Olding, Lagerliste
Ex Reusing /Schürer Collection
Ex Münzenhandlung A. Riechman 1930 (65 Reichsmark)

Princeps Juventutis was a name of dignity even in the most flourishing days of the republic. It was an honorary appellation given to him who took the lead of the greater and lesser boys appointed to perform a part in the game of Troy (ad ludum Troja). The prince of the youth was, in the earlier times, the chief of the Equestrian Order. Under the empire, and from the very commencement of that monarchical form of government, this title, although simply honorary, appears to have been given, as an apanage, to such young princes of the imperial family as were destined to reign, and was sometimes conferred on them at a very early age. (Numiswiki, FAC)
6 commentskc
(19 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelian Victoria1123 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
(27 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I. AD 307/310-337. Æ Follis Antioch mint, GLORIA EXERCITVS SUPERB EXAMPLE304 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
4 commentsAdrian W
(32 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 223519 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Silvered Follis 179 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
(16 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios AE Unit325 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AR Denarius 98-117 A.D400 viewsObv: 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
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius - SALVTI AVGVSTOR1178 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
(77 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I - FELICITAS TEMP491 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)
Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 086, Rome, LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing left,551 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 086, Rome, LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing left,
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers:- LAETITIA-AVG-N, Laetitia standing left with wreath and anchor.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,84g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 241-243 A.D.(4th. Issue), ref: RIC IV-III-86, p-25, C-121,
(21 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.28 g, 1h). Secular Games issue Lion382 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
(34 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine II, AR Heavy Siliqua540 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
(34 votes)
GREEK, Kyrenaika, AR Didrachm725 viewsExcellent Kyrenaikan Didrachm from Magistrate/Ptolemy I period.6 commentsalexB
(47 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus AE Follis 281 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
(26 votes)
Rev.:DECURSIO S-C, Nero galloping right holding couched spear with soldier or officer galloping beside him.
5 commentspostumus
(41 votes)
GREEK, ATTICA, Athens AR "New Style" Tetradrachm1842 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
(64 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, BRUTUS184 viewsQ. Caepio Brutus, AR Denarius - Military Mint travelling in Lycia, spring-early summer 42 BC
LEIBERTAS Head of Libertas right. / CAEPIO-BRVTVS-PRO-COS Plectrum, lyre, and filleted laurel branch. Crawford 501/1; CRI 199; Sydenham 1287; RSC 5; Sear (Millennium) 1432; Seaby, Brutus 5. Minted in the spring to early summer of 42 BC by a military mint traveling with Brutus in Lycia.
(18 mm, 3.71 g, 5h)
3 commentsLloyd T
(23 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Procopius ae3, Constantinople1061 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)
9 commentsthe_Apostate
(91 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II Solidus1320 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
(81 votes)
GREEK, Mysia, Kyzikos, AR9-12396 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 EMPIRE, Vespasian, silver denarius, RIC 1181045 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
10 commentsVespasian70
(37 votes)
Constantine I Sol SIC Trier 310-313 (RIC VII Trier 873) 22.2mm - BenB.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I Soli Invicto Comiti Trier 310-313714 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
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
(32 votes)
IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG Draped, cuirassed and radiated bust right
VICTO - Ri - A AV - G Victoria walking right
with full silvering

4 commentsgb29400
(27 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius. A.D.350-353. AE Centenionalis of Lugdunum. RIC VIII : 145.789 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Caracalla, Nicopolis ad Istrum1176 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
(59 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR and MARK ANTONY denarius254 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
(17 votes)
Roman Empire, Titus RIC 19199 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Galeria Valeria AE Follis 229 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
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, FAUSTINA JUNIOR Denarius. RIC III : 712. 759 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Pupienus, denarius, RIC 1782 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
(51 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, CRISPUS -- Virtus -- Treveri Mint707 viewsCRISPVS NOB CAES His cirassed bust with helmet right

Large flan -- best Style of treveri

RIC. 255 R4

2 commentsgb29400
(38 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maxentius Follis283 viewsObv: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG
laureate head right
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
(26 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Carus, early Sep 282 - c. Jul/Aug 283 A.D., Postumus Consecration Issue579 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius I, AE As, Libertas1422 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
(77 votes)
GREEK, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 167-146 BC. 316 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
(21 votes)
laureated and draped bust right, Victory on globe in left hand, sceptre in right hand
Point STR Point
Treveri Mint
RIC. VII p.198 , 383 R4

11 commentsgb29400
(53 votes)
RIC VIII Constantinople 81


8 commentsAdrian W
(23 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Plautilla AR Denarius Superb UNC719 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.9 commentsLordBest
(55 votes)
GREEK, Cilicia, Nagidos AR Stater331 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
(16 votes)
Roman Imperators, Mark Antony & Octavian, 43 to 33 BC.176 viewsMarcus Antonius, 43–33 BC.
AR Denarius, Ephesus mint, spring-summer 41 BC.
Obv. M ANT IMP AVG III R P C M BARBAT Q P (MP and AV in monogram), bare head of M. Antonius right.
Rev. CAESAR IMP PONT III VIR R P C, bare head of Octavianus right.
RSC 8 (I, 128); Crawford 517/2; Sydenham -.
3,83g, 19mm.
Provenance: Dr.Busso Peus Nachf, Auction 395, lot 232.
1 commentsapyatygin
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius AE Centionalis. (Trier) RIC VIII : 266.1310 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
(25 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I - Pax737 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
(68 votes)
Roman Empire, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, Follis, Siscia (RIC-240)315 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
(18 votes)
GREEK, Argolis, Hermione. ca 210 BC., AE Dichalkon.242 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
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Elagabalus, denarius, RIC IV 188462 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
(20 votes)
Roman Empire, Agrippa, Struck c.A.D.38 under Caligula.226 viewsAgrippa, 43–12 BC.
AE as, Roma mint, Struck c.A.D 38.
Obv. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev. SC, Neptune standing half-left, arms draped, holding small dolphin and grounded trident.
RIC I : 58.
21,14g, 28mm.

Provenance: Numismatik Lanz, Auction 147, lot 254.
3 commentsapyatygin
(20 votes)
GREEK, Attica, Athens AR "New Style" Tetradrachm535 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
(22 votes)
Roman Empire, Titus RIC II 108219 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
(22 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Titus267 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I, Argenteus1440 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 :;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" :
20 commentsPotator II
(68 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Lugdunum, RIC 64 Bust Type G865 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.

9 commentsmaridvnvm
(39 votes)
Roman Republic, Sergius Silius538 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
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)
Roman Empire, Vespasian, RIC 1559116 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79. Denarius, 18mm, 3.34g. Antioch mint. Struck AD 72-73.
O: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII; laureate head of Vespasian right.
R: Vespasian in slow quadriga right, holding branch and scepter. RIC II 1559; RPC II 1931; RSC 643

The reverse commemorates Vespasian and Titus' Judaean triumph celebrated in Rome.
1 commentsNemonater
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus Antoninianus607 viewsProbus Antoninianus

Attribution: RIC V 651, Siscia
Date: AD 276
AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust r.
emperor stg. r. clasping hand of
Concordia, “P” between, XXI in
Size: 21.5 mm
Weight: 3.57 grams
5 commentsNoah
(15 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 157 Bust Type G353 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.520 viewsAes grave sextans. Scallop shell.1 commentsPLINIUS
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I/Philip the Arab - AR antoninianus338 viewsRome
247 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter
RIC 44b, C 169
3,9 g 22-21 mm

photo in higher resolution:
2 commentsJohny SYSEL
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius241 viewsSilver 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.

(29 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta AR Denarius, RIC 68299 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)
Exe: ST.
RIC Ticinum 46a
8 commentsroscoedaisy
(35 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander Denarius784 viewsLaureate head of Severus Alexander right, IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG / Mars advancing right, MARS VLTOR. RIC 246; BMCRE 833.4 commentssocalcoins
(32 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I (308-324 AD), Follis - RIC 60230 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
(22 votes)
Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 084, Rome, IOVI-STATORI, Jupiter,691 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 084, Rome, IOVI-STATORI, Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers:- IOVI-STATORI, Jupiter standing left, facing right, holding scepter and thunderbolt.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 3,71g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 241-243 A.D.(4th. Issue), ref: RIC IV-III-84, p-25, C-109, c3,
(16 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Thermus M.f. - Minucia-19184 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC. Q. Thermus M.f. 103 BC. Silver denarius (3.86 gm). Head of Mars left / Two warriors fighting, the one on the left protecting fallen comrade, the other wearing horned helmet, Q THERM M F in exergue. Crawford 319/1, Sydenham 592, Babelon Minucia 19, RCV 1973 commentsBud Stewart
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, AE Follis159 viewsAttribution: RIC 776 (RIC VI)
Mint: Trier, PTR
Date: 307-308 AD

Obverse: IMP C CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, Bust of Constantine right
Reverse: MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI, Mars advancing right, S/A in fields, PTR in exergue

Size: 24.6mm x 26.9mm
Weight: 6.49 grams
3 commentsAnemicOak
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus, AR Denarius218 viewsSEVERVS AVG PART MAX
Laureate head of Severus right

Victory hovering left holding open wreath with both hands over shield set on base

Rome 200 AD
Sear 6333
RSC 454
RIC 150

Fantastic old cabinet toning
3 commentsJay GT4
(22 votes)
Roman Empire, PHILIP I THE ARAB (244–249). Antoninianus. Rome. 261 viewsPHILIP I THE ARAB (244–249). Antoninianus. Rome.
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
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
(18 votes)
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GREEK, QUASI-AUTONOMOUS, Bosporus, Rhescuporis II, Sestertius668 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.
RPC 473
2 commentsjdholds
(45 votes)
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Julius Caesar637 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.

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)
GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Pyrrhos506 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I VOT XX Heraclea648 viewsObv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Center field: VOT / X • X / star

Attribution: RIC VII Heraclea 60, minted 324 AD

From the collection of BenB
4 commentsBenB
(23 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Ticinum RIC 347var. Bust type C front (PXXT)379 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.

(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Postumus - FIDES MILITVM551 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
(30 votes)
GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, King Seleucus I747 viewsTet 305-300BC 4 commentsalexB
(26 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I Follis, Siscia RIC #8788 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
8 commentsjdholds
(54 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, CARACALLA RECTOR ORBIS285 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
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Herennius Etruscus, Rome mint, struck 250-251 AD, AE Sestertius294 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
(18 votes)
BYZANTINE, Justin II - Large follis880 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian, Antoninianus. Rome RIC V (ii) : 162669 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
(39 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, VRBS ROMA Trier mint 425 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
(49 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II, AE1 Thessalonica. RIC VIII : 225680 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.
1 commentsthe_Apostate
(54 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, the Great, Ticinum mint, Captives252 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.
4 commentsmihali84
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus denarius286 viewsRIC 257 (3,27 gm, 19 mm).
Mint of Rome, 204 AD.

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

4 commentsneander
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus abdication follis of Rome. RIC VI:119b828 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)
2 commentsthe_Apostate
(65 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian Follis705 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)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, antoninianus, Rome, RIC 157 Bust Type F598 viewsEmperor on horseback L, arm raised, ADVENTVS AVG, trampling captive. Rome mint, exe R crescent delta.
3 commentsRobert_Brenchley
(65 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, PROBUS. AE TETRADRACHM of Alexandria. Struck A.D.278 - 279. (Eirene)165 viewsObv:– A K M AVP PROBOC CEB, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– None, Eirene standing left, holding olive branch and transverse sceptre
Minted in Alexandria Egypt. Delta over L in left field. Year 4. A.D. 278-279
Milne 4578. Emmett 3986(4) R1. Curtis 1880. BMC 2415. Köln 3139. Dattari 5530.
1 commentsmaridvnvm
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Trier, RIC VII 303 (PTR)143 viewsConstantine I. AD 307/310-337. Æ Follis . Treveri (Trier) mint, 1st officina. Struck AD 321.CONSTANTINVS AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust right / BEATA TRANQVILLITAS Globe set on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX in three lines; three stars above; PTR. RIC VII 303
1 commentsAdrian W
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Galeria Valeria-Nicomedia308 viewsAE Follis (24.8 mm, 7.1 gm). Nicomedia mint, 308-310 CE.
Obv: GAL VAL-ERIA AUG, diademed and draped bust right.
Rev: VENERI VI-CTRICI CMH, Venus standing facing, head left, holding apple and drapery; in exergue SMNGamma.
RIC VI 57; Sear 3730 var.
Submitted by Massanutten
1 commentsMassanutten
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius I, AE As383 viewsRIC 100, Cohen 83, BMC 149
12.04 g, 29 mm
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
(28 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Titus Tetradrachm350 viewsSilver tetradrachm

laureate head of Titus right

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


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
(23 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus denarius209 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!

2 commentsneander
(18 votes)
MEDIEVAL, Spain, Kingdom of Leon and Castille, Ferdinand & Isabella, AN Double Excelente, Struck c.A.D.1479-1504.1070 viewsObverse: FERNANDVS : Z : ELISABET : DEI : GRA +. Crowned busts of Ferdinand & Isabella facing each other.
Reverse: SVB VMBRA ALARVM TVA. Haloed eagle of the evangelist John behind the crowned united coats of arms of Castile-Leon / Aragon-Sicily.

Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille united Spain and captured the beautiful Moorish city of Granada, thus completing the Reconquista of Spain. After the fall of the last Muslim kingdom, they turned their attention to exploration which led to the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492.

The gold Castellano weighing 4,6g was introduced in Castile by Enrique IV in 1475, the coin was highly valued and therefore called "excelente". In 1483 however, Barcelona and Valencia introduced the gold ducat of 3,5g. In 1497, in order to unify gold coin standards within Spain, a coinage act was passed and the Excelente of 3,5 g and 23,75 carat replaced the Castellano in Castile.
4 commentsgoldcoin
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, PROCOPIUS Ae3 NICOMEDIA Mint613 viewsBest portrait for this type4 commentsgb29400
(38 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla.251 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
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Fausta AE Follis, Rome mint. R4, FDC.1007 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.7 commentsLordBest
(76 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC424 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Sestertius525 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
(17 votes)
GREEK, Lydian Half-Stater637 viewsCroesus 550BC2 commentsalexB
(21 votes)
BYZANTINE, Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2481)518 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.
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Antinous Medallion943 viewsHadrian favourite,Antinous,Medallion 40 gr,39 mm,very fine condition,very rare8 commentsjames
(30 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II, AE3 Heraclea 355-363 AD493 viewsJulian II, 355-363 AD AE3 * Scarce
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; in 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III - RIC 039 - Antoninianus - Virtus -Rome mint794 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)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Domna, Rome, RIC IV 574559 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
7 commentsJericho
(25 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Fully Silvered Antoninianus, Rome, RIC 158565 viewsProbus Fully Silvered Antoninianus, somewhat toned

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
(22 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, NERO, AE AS577 viewsObv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG GERM - Laureate bust of Nero right.
Rev: S C, Victory alighting left, wings spread, holding shield (SPQR).
RIC I 351B
3 commentspostumus
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Mamaea AR Denarius. aFDC499 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
(35 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Elagabalus, AR Antoninianus248 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
(16 votes)
Exe: ANT
Left Field: Delta over K
Right Field: Epsilon over V
Officina: DE

RIC Antioch 55a
4 commentsroscoedaisy
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I the Great, Campgate RIC VII: 63. Antioch mint363 viewsConstantine I the Great
Antioch mint, AD 325-326
3.55g 19mm 8o
RIC VII: 63. R4 ex rare
(17 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome RIC 164 var. Bust type G (Rome) (RΓ)366 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)
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Gratian279 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
(28 votes)
laureate head right

R wreath S in ex.
Moneta standing left with scales and cornucopiae

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
3 commentsJay GT4
(21 votes)
RI 132ga img.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Antoninianus, Serdica, RIC 862, Bust Type H559 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)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Octavian, Triumvir and Imperator, Silver Denarius, SRCV I 1558, RSC I 123, RIC I 267, Sear CRI 422, BMCRR 4348129 viewsSH16777. Silver denarius, SRCV I 1558, RSC I 123, RIC I 267, Sear CRI 422, BMCRR 4348, EF, lustrous, weight 3.781g, maximum diameter 20.9mm, die axis 180o, Italian (Rome?) mint, obverse bare head of Octavian right; reverse IMP CAESAR on architrave of the Actian arch, depicted as a single span surmounted by a large statue of Octavian in a facing triumphal quadriga; mirror luster, slight rainbow toning, struck flat on the top edge of the reverse, banker's marks
3 commentsJoe Sermarini
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Dupondius323 viewsRIC II 706 (new), 393 (old) Rome, 90-91 A.D.
15.7 gm, 30 mm
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S - C. Virtus standing right with spear and parazonium, foot set on helmet.
6 commentsMark Z
(28 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Siscia RIC 84681 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
(24 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I, Antioch, RIC V (Part 1) 285333 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
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Carinus AE Ant - Rare Possibly Unpublished Variant661 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus As/Sestertius540 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)

1 commentsPscipio
(15 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Florian, Antoninianus, Lugdunum, RIC 16, Bust Type C605 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I -SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI- Rome RIC 349605 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
(39 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denarius, RIC 265, Severus in Toga230 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

(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta denarius241 viewsAttribution: RIC 23, C 206
Date: AD 209-211
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
Size: 18.4 mm
Weight: 3.48 grams
8 commentsNoah
(17 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III Drachm, Colophon.419 viewsALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON - ZEUS - HERAKLES - SPEAR HEAD - STAR

Alexander III. The Great. Struck at Colophon. AR 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)
ROMAN EMPIRE, VALERIAN I AS RIC 195177 viewsRome mint, AD 255-258
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. S - C in field
10.0 gr
Ref : RIC # 195, RCV # 10032, Cohen # 96

Although it's not superb, I posted this example here as it's far better than the one shown on Wildwinds. It's quite rare and I don't remember seeing a better one during the last few years.
4 commentsPotator II
(15 votes)
GREEK, Pamphylia, Aspendos, stater379 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.
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Valerian I, AE 28, Anemurium Cilicia, SNG Lev 520 (this coin)555 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
(27 votes)
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GREEK, Pantikapaion Issue469 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
(21 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I the Great, Thessalonica, RIC VII 154669 viewsI have seen better gates, but the portrait is quite stunning. I will regret selling this for the rest of my life.
3 commentsjbaran
(43 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, JULIA MAESA Denarius, RIC 254318 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
(25 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, C. Licinius L.F. Macer, AR Denarius196 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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ROMAN EMPIRE, Commodus denarius - RIC 666552 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
(17 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Numerian - PACATOR ORBIS - Bust Type F - RIC unlisted (Lugdunum)422 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)355 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
(19 votes)
GREEK, Italy, Campania - Neapolis960 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.
(61 votes)
GREEK, Apollonia Pontika827 viewsDiobol of Apollonia Pontika. Circa 400 BC. Reference: BMC 150-1. From the collection of Ghengis Jon.1 commentsGhengis_Jon
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, VRBS ROMA Wolf and Twins AE3680 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.
5 commentsmauseus
(28 votes)
GREEK, Attica, Athens, 393 - 370 BC, AR Tetradrachm 408 viewsObv:– Head of Athena right with eye seen in true profile, 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
Minted in Athens from . c. B.C. 393 - 370.
Reference:– Flamen p. 126, 1 (Pi I); Svoronos Athens plate 19, 17; SNG Cop -

Transitional style tetradrachms include all of the wide spectrum of variants with the eye in profile issued after the classic "old style" almond eye tetradrachms but before the broad thinner flan "new style" tetradrachms. Recent research has classified variations of the transitional style - Pi Type, Quadridigité Style, Heterogeneous Style and sub-groups of the styles, and proposed chronologies for the different styles and groups.

This coin is the earliest transitional type, the first Pi style type, essentially identical to the "old style" with the exception of the eye in profile. The "Pi" designation is based on the P shape of the floral spiral and palmette ornamentation on the helmet bowl. The coin can be classified as Pi style, group 1. The floral ornament on examples this early do not yet resemble Pi.

16.699g, 13.1mm, 270o
2 commentsmaridvnvm
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius , RIC 626 192 viewsÆ Sestertius (23.82g, Ø 33mm, 11h), Rome mint, Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS II!, laurate head right
Rev.: S C, Spes advancing left, holding a flower and raising her dress.
RIC 626; BMC 1289; Cohen 754; Strack 871; Banti 367 (10 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4223.
ex Lodge Antiquities (UK, 2015)
Charles S
(16 votes)
Roman Empire, Probus Antoninianus 276-282 RIC 187139 viewsProbus Antoninianus 276-282 RIC 187
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus, Coded Mule: obv Maximian & rev Diocletian531 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"
(27 votes)
BYZANTINE, ISAAC II AE Tetarteron S-2005 DOC5592 viewsFacing bust of the Archangel Michael beardless and nimbate, wearing loros and holding sceptre with trifoil device. and 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 2 commentsSimon
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus AE As Eagle on Globe132 viewsDivus Augustus. Died AD 14. Æ As (10.24 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck under Tiberius, circa AD 34-37. Radiate head left / Eagle standing facing, head right, on globe. RIC I 82 (Tiberius); Sutherland, Divus 3.cng sale XXIX 3/30/94 LOT 523
Adrian W
(15 votes)
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