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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Commodus, HrHj (2023) 22.214.171.124Commodus, AD 177-192
AE - AE 19, 2.59g, 18.73mm, 210°
Obv.: AVT K - AI KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
Rev.: NEIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTR
a) AMNG I/1, 1241 (1 ex, Sofia)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoef/Jekov (2023) 126.96.36.199 (same dies)
scarce, about VFJochenNov 24, 2023
Egypt, Alexandria, Nero, Milne 218Nero, AD 54-68
AE - BI Tetradrachm, 23.37g, 2.72mm, 0°
AD 67/8 (RY 14)
Obv.: NERW KLAV KAIS SEB GER A
Bust of Nero, radiate, l., Aegis on l. shoulder
under hin L I Delta (year 14)
Rev.: HRA - ARGEIA
Bust of Hera Argeia, draped and veiled, r.
Ref.: Milne 218; Emmett 122; Dattari 235; Geissen 199; RPC 5309
about VF JochenNov 22, 2023
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Annius Verus(?), HrHJ (2023) 8.- Fantasy coinAnnius Verus(?), AD 160-161
AE 20, 7.36g, 20.12mm, 0°
Obv.: AV KAICAR – OVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
Rev.: NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Bunch of grapes
Ref.: Fantasy coin of an "artist" in Plovdiv
SS, schwarzgrüne Patina
JochenNov 22, 2023
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Septimius Severus_HrHJ (2023) 188.8.131.52 (rev. only)Septimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 20, 3.26g, 20.02mm, 180°
Obv.: A-V K L C - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
Rev.: NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRO.
Crescent with 8-pointed star in the cavity
Ref.: a) AMNG I/1, 1437
b) Varbanov 2562
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2023):
rev. No. 184.108.40.206
obv. e.g. No. 220.127.116.11 (same die)
F+JochenNov 22, 2023
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istum, Iulia Domna, HrHJ (2023) 18.104.22.168 #2Julia Domna, AD 193-211
AE 17, 3.33g, 17.21mm, 45°
obv. EIOVLI - DOMN CE
Bust, draped, re.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICTRON
Large 8-pointed star with dots at the points
ref. a) not in AMNG:
obv. AMNG I/1, 1486 (same die)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 22.214.171.124 #2
very rare, F/F+JochenNov 22, 2023
Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC S20 John Hyrcanus II (Yonatan), king 67 BC, (ethnarch) 63-40 BC
AE - Prutah, 1.75g, 13mm
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in lines within laurel wreath:
הנתני / לדגנך / רבחו / יהדי
from r. to l.:
YNTNH / KN GDL / W(Ch)BR / YDHY
= Yonatan Kohen Gadol We Chaver Yeduhim
= Yonatan Highpriest and Council of the Jews
rev. Double cornucopiae with pomegranate
ref. Hendin IV 479-80; AJC Ha31; TJC 20
about VF, nice sand patina
JochenNov 01, 2023
Jeton, Louis XVI, Feuardent 13473Louis XVI (1774-1793), King of France, on his execution on 21.1.1793
AE - Brass, 3.46g, 23.85mm, 0°.
Engraver: Johann Christian Reich, 1793
Obv.: LUD.XVI REX GALL.DEFUNCTUS
Head of the king, bareheaded, n.l.
Rev.: SOL REGNI ABIIT
urn with the inscription LOUIS / XVI, below left scepter, right crown
in ex. D.21.IAN. / 1793
Ref.: Feuardent 13473
Legends: defunctus = dead; SOL REGNI ABIIT = the sun of the empire has set
Johann Christian Reich (1730-1814), royal Prussian and royal Bavarian court medalist, creative inventorJochenOct 24, 2023
Jeton, Louis XIV, cf. Feuardent 12779Louis XIV (1638-1715), king of France, sun king
AE 25 (brass), 4.40g, 25.34mm, 180°.
Engraver: Lazare Gottlieb Laufer, Nuremberg
Obv.: LVDOVICVS. - MAGNVS. REX.
Bare head of the king to the right.
below small LGL.
Rev.: HOC PACES HABVERE BONAE.
Minerva helmeted, with raised left hand resting on long scepter, standing r.on terrace
overlooking gardens, pointing with outstretched right to servant on left who is placing
large vase on balustrade.
In ex. AEDIFICIA REGIA
Ref.: cf. Feuardent 12779
Hoc paces habuere bonae (Horace, Epistula 2, 1) freely translated: This is the consequence of an unbroken healthy peace
Aedificia regia = the royal palace
The medal probably refers to the Peace of Ryswick (1687), which ended the Nine Years' War between France and the Netherlands, England and SpainJochenOct 24, 2023
France, Louis XIV, Subjugation of the Algerian pirates by the French fleet, 1684Louis XIV (1643-1715), King of France, the Sun King
AE - Bronze, 75.40g, 54.97mm, 0°
Medallists: Joseph Roettiers and Michel Molart
restrike 1880 (french mint)
Obv.: LVDOVICVS . XIIII - D. G. FR. ET. NAV. REX
Bust, draped and cuirassed, r.
Rev.: CONFECTO BELLO PIRATICO / AFRICA. SVPPLEX. M.DC.LXXXIV.
The king in the attire of a Roman general in front of the forepart of a
Roman galley l., one foot on a cannonball, accepts the submission treaty of the
Algerian governor, who kneels to his left; in the background sea with ships.
On the rim BRONZE and CORNUCOPIA (French Mint after 1880)
Ref.: Catalogue General Illustre des Editions de la Monnaie de Paris (French Mint
> Legends: After the pirate war is over - Africa begging for mercy.JochenOct 19, 2023
France, Louis XV, fighting the Muslim pirates, 1756, Feurardent 1398Louis XV (1710-1774), king of France
AR - 9.11g, 28.5mm, 165°.
Obv.: LVD.XV.REX. - CHRISTIANISS.
Bust, draped and laureate, r.
below small: R.FIL. (= Roettlers.Fils)
Rev.: RAPTORIBUS INGRUIT ULTRIX
A lioness falls upon 2 leopards which have seized her two cubs.
in ex. in 2 lines MARINE / 1757
Ref.: Feurardent 1398
> Published for the employees of the Ministry of the Navy
> Translation of the legend: The avenger (the fleet) pounces on the robbers
> In 1756, a French warship had captured two Algerian pirate ships off the Mediterranean coast. At the time, Algerian pirate ships were a constant threat to the French coastal settlements on the Mediterranean. On their shore excursions, they supplied themselves with goods for the domestic slave markets.
It is perhaps interesting that such depictions were used in a certain way arbitrarily on different occasions. For example, there is a very similar token which, with the same reverse with the fighting predators in the obverse, does not show the king but the French admiral La Galissonière. Although the occasion for the issue was also a sea battle, this time it was against the English and about the conquest of the fortress Bugny on Menorca (Klaupo, numismatik-cafe.at). In the description, these two coins are often confused. The descriptions of the French mints are correct.JochenOct 19, 2023
The Netherlands, Assassination of William of Orange 1584, Dugniolle 2995William of Orange (1533-1584), Governor of the Netherlands
AE - Bronze, 5.24g, 30.28mm, 180°
Obv.: x O.DIRVM.SCELTVS.NON.MANEBIT.INVLTVM
William of Orange with cloak, far right, is greeted by Balthasar Gerards, who
lifts his hat in greeting, and then shot him with a pistol; left behind him Philip II with
crown and sceptre, who incites him to do it. William of Orange was the first head of state to be killed with a firearm.
in ex. 1584
Shepherd (William of Orange) with shepherd's crook surrounded by his
sheep is bitten in the throat by wolf (Philipp II)
Ref: Dugniolle 2995; vL. I 3; Tas. 208
Translation of the legends:
Obv. "O horrible villain! It will not go unpunished"
Rev: "He killed the shepherd, so do not trust the wolf". "Have faith"
An historically important medal: William of Orange (1533-1584), Dutch statesman and general from Dillenburg/Germany, changed from a supporter of the Catholic Philip II to the leader of the Protestant Dutch. His successes in the Dutch Revolt led to the independence of the northern provinces of the Netherlands, which earned him the title "Father of the Fatherland". Murdered in 1884 by Balthasar Gerard, a subject of Philip II and fanatical Catholic.JochenOct 18, 2023
Jeton, Louis XV, Feuardent 8094Louis XV (1718-17774), king of France
AE 24 (brass), 4.51g, 24.12mm, 345°.
Obv.: LVD XV.D.G.FR. - ET.NAV.REX.
Laureate head r.
Rev.: AVVNCVLVS EXCITAT HECTOR
in the r. field from top to bottom TVTOR REG.
in ex. PHILIPPVS D. / AVREL.
The regent (Philip of Orleans), standing r., crowning Louis XV, who stands smaller with
crown and sceptre l., with laurel wreath
Ref: Feuardent 8094
AVVNCVLVS EXCITAT HECTOR = The uncle makes Hector shine.
PHILIPPVS D. AVREL. = Philipp of Orleans
Philip of Orleans (1674-1723)p reigned for the still minor Louis XV from 1715-1723.JochenOct 17, 2023
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Phrygia, Apameia, SNG von Aulock 3470Apameia, 88-40 BC.
AE 22, 7.52g, 21.59mm, 0°
struck under the magistrate Heraklei Eglo
obv. laureate head of Zeus n.r.
rev. r. from top to bottom AÎ AM[E]
l. in 2 lines from top to bottom HPAKÎ›E[I] / [EÎ“Î›O]
Cult statue of Artemis Anaitis wearing floor-length veil and polos
ref: SNG by Aulock 3470; BMC 67-71; Weber 7028; SNG Copenhagen 183;
Mionnet VII, 127; SNG Munich 123; HGC 772
VF+, fine sand patina
Mionne writes "Junon Pronuba!"
Eglo(...) probably stands for Eklogistes, the title of the municipal financial supervisor.
Anaitis is the Greek translation of Anahita, the name of an Iranian goddess.Jochen
Honorius RIC X, Mediolanum 1206Honorius AD 393-423
AV - Solidus, 4.45g, 21.1mm
Mediolanum AD 395-402
obv. DN HONORI - VS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed , r.
rev. VICTORI - A AVGGG
Emperor standing r., holding standard in r. and Victory on globe in l. hand,
treading on captive with r. foot
M-D across fields
RIC X, Mediolanum 1206; DOCLR 712ff; Depeyrot 16/2
EF, mint luster
from Forum Ancient Coins, thanks! Jochen
Thracia, Olbia, Koson, RPC I 1701BKoson, died 29 BC, king of Thracia
AV - Stater, 8.44g, 18.87mm, 0°
probably restrike by the Dacians after the death of Brutus in 42 BC
obv. The Roman consul L. Junius Brutus togated walking l., accompanied by two
lictores holding fasces above r. shoulder
without monogram in l. field!
exergue: KOSWN (in Greek)
rev. Eagle with open wings, standing on sceptre l., holding wreath in r. claw
ref. Iliescu 1; RPC I, 1701B; BMCRR II p.475, 50
This edition without the BR monogram is of distinct coarser style than the type with monogram. Referring to new spectral-analytical researches the gold of these type contains Sn and Sb, is not refined, but equal to the alluvial gold found in the rivers of Transsylvania like the gold of the bracelets from Sarmizegetusa. Probably it is a restrike of the Dacians after the death of Brutus in the battle of Philippi. The removing of the monogram is a strong argument against the theory that the monogram means BA(silews) and speaks for BR meaning Brutus. After his death it was not opportune to put his name on the coins.Jochen