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01. Roman Personalities


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Who was who(mostly) in the times of the Romans.

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02. Greek Coinage by City


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238 files, last one added on Apr 04, 2018

03. Seleucids


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79 files, last one added on Mar 21, 2018

04. Roman Republican Coinage


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A very small collection of the coins of the Republic. Targeted are a few interesting types, subjects etc; also there are some that were found in unclean lots.

49 files, last one added on Jan 23, 2019

05. Greek Imperial by City


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274 files, last one added on Jul 13, 2018

05. Caesar to Nero


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06. Galba, Otho, Vitellius and the Flavians


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12 files, last one added on Aug 08, 2017

07. Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian


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22 files, last one added on Aug 23, 2017

08. A. Pius, Marcus Arellius, Commodus


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27 files, last one added on Mar 01, 2018

09. Septimius Severus, Caracalla, Geta


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41 files, last one added on May 31, 2018

10. Macrinus to Gordian III


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11. Philip I to Aemilian


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12. Valarian, Gallienus and family.


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13. The Secessionist Empires


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11 files, last one added on Oct 01, 2009

14. Claudius II and Quintillus


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11 files, last one added on Oct 12, 2009

15. Aurelian to Florian


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16. Probus to Carinus


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21 files, last one added on Sep 21, 2009

17. The Tetrarchy


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Last additions - ecoli's Gallery
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T. Carisius8 viewsMoneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. T. Carisius. 46 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.71 g, 6h). Rome mint. Head of Juno Moneta right / Implements for coining money: anvil die with garlanded punch die above, tongs and hammer on either side; all within laurel wreath. Crawford 464/2; CRI 70; Sydenham 982a; Carisia 1a; Type as RBW 1614. VF, toned, small pin hole on obverse below Monetaís bust.

From the Andrew McCabe Collection, purchased from Peus Nachf., with old German collection ticket.

The apparent punch die on this type may be a cap of Liberty, and the lower die a generic anvil. The cap-shaped object is wreathed like a Dioscurus cap, which is the same cap worn by Vulcan, the god of metal-working. An analogue can be seen in the Scribonius Wellhead issue, RRC 416, which displays four different symbols, not three. Even rarer than the sought-after anvil is the Scribonius with a cap of Liberty, a variety not listed by Crawford. The scene on this coin may thus represent Vulcanís generic metal-making workshop, but with the placement of the cap above the anvil, it may also be intended to allude to minting even if a punch die is not directly shown.

RRC p. 475 notes one reverse die of this issue with legend T. CARISIV (Amsterdam) as per this coin. Richard Schaefer obtained a photograph of the Amsterdam example and compared it to other examples in his Republican Die Project. In fact, reverse die matched examples to the Amsterdam coin prove the final S of CARISIVS did exist, but the die was filled at a later state. This CARISIV variety from a different die pair seems to have been caused by the same phenomenon. There is a trace of a final letter S. [Andrew McCabe]

Ex-CNG
ecoliJan 23, 2019
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006c. Statilia Messalina 15 viewsIONIA, Ephesus. Nero, with Statilia Messalina. AD 54-68. ∆ . Struck AD 66. Laureate head of Nero right / Draped bust of Messalina right. RPC 2631; SNG von Aulock 7864. Very rare.
ecoliJul 17, 2018
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Lydia, Daldis. Trajan8 viewsLydia, Daldis. Trajan. A.D. 98-117. AE 17 (17 mm, 3.58 g). KAICAP C[E] TPAIANO-C, laureate head of Trajan, right / [Δ]AΛ-ΔIA-NΩN, Zeus standing left holding eagle and sceptre. BMC 9; SNG MŁnchen 101. VF, dark green patina with minor lighter deposits in recesses and fields, some cleaning scratches obverse field.

From the Tom Buggey Collection.
ecoliJul 13, 2018
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Lydia, Nacrasa8 viewsLydia, Nacrasa. Pseudo-autonomous, time of Trajan. A.D. 98-117. AE 20 (20 mm, 7.12 g). ΘЄON CV-NKΛHTON, draped youthful bust of the Senate right / [NAKPA]-CITΩN, cultus statue of Artemis Ephesia facing, with supports; stag to left and right. RPC III 1794; SNG Copenhagen 288-9; BMC 1-4; SNG Leypold 1090-1; SNG von Aulock --. VF, black-green patina with moderate lighter deposits in recesses, primarily on obverse. ecoliJul 13, 2018
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Lydia, Sala. Pseudo-autonomous8 viewsLydia, Sala. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of Trajan. A.D. 98-117. AE 19 (19 mm, 4.67 g). ΔΗΜΟС СΑΛΗΝΩΝ, Draped bust of Demos right / ЄΠI MЄΛI-TΩNΩC APX, Zeus standing facing, head left, holding eagle and sceptre. RPC III 2432; ; BMC 5-6; Waddington 6439; SNG von Aulock --; SNG Copenhagen --. VF, dark olive patina, minor lighter deposits in recesses.ecoliJul 13, 2018
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Cilicia, Ninica Claudiopolis10 viewsCilicia, Ninica Claudiopolis. Trajan. A.D. 98-117. AE 21 (21 mm, 3.82 g). IMP NER TRAI CAES AVG GE DA (or similar, mostly illegible), laureate head of Trajan right, slight drapery on left shoulder / [COL IV AVG F]EL NINIC // [CLA]V, yoke of oxen left, vexillum behind. RPC IV online 3224; SNG von Aulock 5767. Good Fine, green patina with much lighter deposits in recesses and fields - somewhat weakly struck losing much legend. ecoliJul 13, 2018
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Lydia, Bagis. Psuedo-autonomous issue12 viewsLydia, Bagis. Psuedo-autonomous issue. 1st Century A.D. AE 13 (15.72 mm, 3.47 g, 7 h). KAIΣAPЄΩN (CCW), Bust of Men wearing Phrygian cap on a crescent / BAΓHNΩN (CCW), Bull left. RPC 3061. VF. Rare.

RPC cites four known examples, one found in trade
ecoliJul 13, 2018
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001c. Lepidus10 viewsThe Triumvirs. Lepidus and Octavian. November-December 43 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.35 g, 10h). Military mint traveling with Lepidus in Italy. Bare head of Lepidus right / Bare head of Octavian right. Crawford 495/2a; CRI 140; Sydenham 1323; RSC 2a. Near Fine, toned, struck off center, bankersí marks.ecoliJul 12, 2018
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Caria, Heraclaea Salbace, Domitian 13 viewsCARIA, Heraclaea Salbace. Domitian. AD 81-96. ∆ (20mm, 5.08 g, 6h). Laureate head right / Hercules walking left, extending hand and holding club. RPC II 1238. VF, earthen green patina.1 commentsecoliMay 31, 2018
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001b. Fulvia10 viewsThe Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Late summer-autumn 43 BC. AR Quinarius (13mm, 1.62 g, 12h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Winged bust of Victory right, with the likeness of Fulvia / Lion walking right; DVN[I] (retrograde and inverted) above, [LVGV] in exergue; [A] to left, X [L] to right (= 40, Antonyís age at time of issue). Crawford 489/5; Lyon 2; King 75; CRI 122; Sydenham 1160; Fulvia 4; RBW 1712. Fine, toned, bankerís mark on the reverse.

Ex Davissons 28 (17 December 2009), lot 73.
ecoliMay 31, 2018
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Septimius Severus 7 viewsSeptimius Severus. AD 193-211. ∆ Sestertius (31mm, 26.45 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 194. Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Africa standing right, wearing elephant skin headdress and holding grain ears; at feet to right, lion standing right. RIC IV 668; Banti 8. Near VF, green-brown patina, a few scratches.ecoliMay 31, 2018
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SICILY, Leontini19 viewsSICILY, Leontini. Circa 476-466 BC. AR Litra (9mm, 0.55 g, 4h). Facing lionís scalp / Barley grain. Boehringer, MŁnzgeschichte 19; SNG ANS 215; HGC 2, 687. VF, toned, minor roughness. From the Daniel Koppersmith Collection.1 commentsecoliApr 04, 2018
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DYNASTS of LYCIA. Uvug10 views
DYNASTS of LYCIA. Uvug. Circa 470-440 BC. AR Tetrobol (15mm, 2.72 g, 1h). Forepart of winged man-headed bull right / Laureate male head right within dotted square border; all within incuse square. Falghera II 90-3; SNG von Aulock 4119; SNG Copenhagen Supp. 4301. VF, toned, some light porosity, struck from a worn obverse die.
ecoliApr 04, 2018
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IONIA, Teos11 viewsIONIA, Teos. Circa 450-425 BC. AR Hemitritemorion (6mm, 0.14 g). Forepart of griffin right / Quadripartite incuse square. Matzke Group Cb7-3, 103 (this coin); Balcer -; SNG Copenhagen -; MACW 77. Near VF, toned, some porosity. From the Daniel Koppersmith Collection. Ex Elsen FPL 206 (November-December 1999), no. 69P.
ecoliApr 04, 2018
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IONIA, Phokaia7 views
IONIA, Phokaia. Late 6th century BC. AR Tetartemorion (8mm, 0.12 g). Head of griffin left / Quadripartite incuse square. SNG von Aulock 7938 (head right); SNG Copenhagen Supp. 339 var. (same); Rosen 603 (same). VF, toned, porous. From the Daniel Koppersmith Collection. Ex Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 263 (31 August 2011), lot 106.
ecoliApr 04, 2018
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MYSIA, Parion9 viewsMYSIA, Parion. 5th century BC. AR Drachm (12mm, 3.36 g). Facing gorgoneion with protruding tongue / Linear pattern within incuse square. SNG France 1347. VF, toned, light porosity.ecoliApr 04, 2018

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Thrace; Anchialus (Ulpia Anchialus); Antoninus Pius18 viewsAnchialus (Ulpia Anchialus), Thrace; Antoninus Pius

bare head of Antoninus Pius, r.
Asclepius standing, l., holding serpent-staff
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Syria, Antiochia ad Orontem; Tiberius7 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antiochia ad Orontem. Tiberius. A.D. 14-37. AE semis (23.8 mm, 8.06 g, 11 h). Struck A.D. 31-32. TI CAESAR AVG TR POT XXXIII, laureate head right / ∑S∑C, legend within laurel wreath. RPC 4273; McAlee 218c; BMC 158. Fine.ecoli
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Honorius Cyzicus GLORIA ROMANORVM8 viewsRIC X Cyzicus 403 C2
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201. Septimus Severus24 viewsPax seated on rev., a scarcer type, so either

RIC 724, bust var., IMP VIII / TR P IIII (later 196),

RIC 727, IMP VIII / TR P V (early 197), or

RIC 730a, IMP VIIII / TR P V (c. late spring 197, a mule from an old rev. die).
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