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Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov Nikopolis Addenda #9

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Jochen:
#010

A new type (or a correction) for Commodus

Commodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 3.89g, 17.39mm, 210°
obv.: AV M AVRH - KOMODOC
         Laureate head r.
rev.: NEIKOPOLI / PROC-I / CTRON
         Eros, nude, winged(?), laying on lion's skin l., resting head in   
         left hand and holding in r. hand arrow(?); before him the torch
ref.: a) not in AMNG
        b) not in Varbanov
        c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2021):
            rev. not listed
            obv. e.g. 8.10.14.4
         probably unpublished     
         Pedigree:
         ex Gorny&Mosch auction 265, Lot 726
         ex coll. Erwin Link
coll. Hoeft

This type is closely related to No. 8.10.14.4. The reverse of No. 8.10.14.4 has been described as Herakles, reclining on lion's skin, his club before. But on this coin it is clear a torch before him. And with the head in his hand he reminds of the Eros coins with turned torch. So it belongs to the type of Eros playing Herakles!

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Jochen:
#011

A correction for Caracalla

Caracalla, AD 198-217
AE 26, 11g
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K M AV - ANTWNINOC
        Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VPA [AVR GALLOV] NIKOPOLI PROC IC
       River god leaning l., r. holding waterplant in extended r. hans and resting with l.
       arm on vase from which water flows l.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
           cf. AMNG I/1, 1553 (for the type only)
      b) not in Varbanov
      c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2021) No. 8.18.32.5 corr. (same dies, but writes AVT M
          AVR)
Sesam Basel, MA-Shops, December 2021

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Jochen:
#012

A correction for Severus

Septimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 3.26g
obv. AV L - CEVHROC
        Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPo - LI PROC IC
       Tripod, central and left leg entwined by snake, head r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
      b) Varbanov 2286
      c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2021) No. 8.14.47.18 corr. (same dies, writes PROC I)
Savoca, 123rd  Blue Auction, Los 557, January 2022

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Jochen:
#013

A new die combination and a correction for Elagabal

Elagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 10.38g
obv. AVT M AVR - ANTWNINOC
        Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, radiate, r.
rev. VPA NOB ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON
       Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on
       ribboned thyrsos and pouring from kantharos in extended r. hand
ref. a) not in AMNG:
          rev. AMNG I/1, 1930 (ex. #2, Sestini)
      b) not in Varbanov
      c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2021):
          rev. No. 8.26.8.3 corr. (same die, writes VPA NOBIOV).
          obv. e.g. No. 8.26.43.2 (same die)
Numismatik Naumann, Auktion 112, January 2022

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clueless:

#014

I have here a variety of reverse legend for Caracalla not found in HHJ 2019

obv: AV.M.AV ANTWNINOC laureate head right

rev: VP.AVR.GALLOV.NIKOPOLI. PROC I tetrastyle temple, statue of Askleipos

obv: same as 8.18.31.2.

diameter: 27 mm

weight: 13.6 g

The coin is quite worn, but the important details are there.

Cheers,

Clueless

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