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Claudius of Antioch AD 41-54IMP TI CLAVD CAE AV GER, Laureate head right/ Large SC within Laurel wreath

25 mm diameter ; weight 15 grams
daverinoJul 01, 2017
Alexander III of Macedon Babylon Mint, 315-311 BCTetradrachm minted in Babylon, probably under Peithon.
Head of Herakles in Lionskin Headdress/ Zeus Aetophoros on Reverse, MTP in wreath in left field, PiDT monogram in circle below throne. BASILEUW below, ALEXANDROY to right.

Price 3733 (ref.Wildwinds), 16.6 grms
1 commentsdaverinoMay 20, 2017
Faustina Sr AE SestertiusOBV: Draped bust facing right, DIVA FAVSTINA
REV: Juno holding patera and scepter; IVNO, S-C
RIC 1145, 20.25 grams
A classic Roman profile
daverinoApr 23, 2016
Julianus II AE3 361-363 AD Sirmium mintObverse: DN FL CL IULI-ANVS PF AVG; Helmeted, pearl-diademed, cuirassed bust left holding spear and shield
Reverse: VOT/X/MVLT/XX in four lines enclose by wreath, ASIRM in Exergue

RIC 108
1 commentsdaverinoApr 17, 2016
AE 1.5 Kharshapani of Pushkalavati ca 160 BCObverse: Elephant walking right with ghadya above
Reverse: Lion walking left in Incuse 'square' with ghadya before and swastika above.
11.2 grams, about 19x19mm

Pushkalavati was located near present day Peshawar in Pakistan, on the border area with ancient Bactria (Afghanistan)
daverinoApr 14, 2016
Copper Massa of Chola Sinhalese Dynasty 1208-9 ADObverse: King standing and sniffing lotus blossom in left hand and carrying lamp in right hand. Five balls or golas to right.
Reverse: Sitting king with lotus blossom and to right in 4 lines of Nagari script Sri Dharmasoka

Dharmasoka was a short-lived infant king of the Ponnaruwa kingdom which ruled Ceylon from the eighth to 13th centuries

The massa was a copper unit of about 4 grams. The basic design was retained for centuries and was used on both silver and gold issues as well. This coin is an exceptionally well preserved example of the type
daverinoApr 09, 2016
Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) AR Denarius ca 140 DObverse: Laureate head of Pius right; ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III
Reverse: Bare head of Marcus Aurelius right; AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS
RIC 415a (ref. Wildwinds) weight 3.5 grams

Two nice imperial portraits of Pius and his adoptive son M. Aurelius on the same coin. Not rare but scarce.
daverinoMar 24, 2016
Neapolis, Campania AR Nomos ca 320-300 BCDiademed head of nymph right, in necklace and earring; Pileus behind and monogram before/ NEOPOLITWN, Man-faced Bull walking right, above, Nike flying right placing wreath on man's head. Monogram below
SNGANS 322, SNGFr 799, SNGCop 403 (Ref. Wildwinds)

Weight 6.8 grams, holed and plugged
1 commentsdaverinoMar 10, 2016
AR Nomos of Neapolis, Campania c340-241 BCOBV: Head of nymph facing right, bunch of grapes(?) to left
REV: Man-faced Bull walking right, Victory overhead crowning with wreath.

Sambon 436, SNG ANS 366, weight 7.3 gms; 18 mm

A coin which has all the things that I like about the ancient Greeks - beautiful sense of natural form, balanced design, and whimsical imagination. The small flan cuts off some elements of the overall design and put it in range of my budget.
4 commentsdaverinoMar 01, 2016
Ptolemy XII Auletes [53 BC] AR Tetradrachm Svoronos 1837, SNG Cop 395. Paphos Mint, 11.9 grams

Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy I with feminine features.
Reverse:Eagle standing left with thunderbolt in claws and Isis crown to left, palm branch over its right shoulder. In the left field 'LKH' (=year 28); in right field 'PA' (=Paphos)/ BASILEWE PTOLEMAIOY (of King Ptolemy)

In 54 BC, Ptolemy XII returned to Egypt from a 3-year exile and issued new Tetradrachms for the last 27-30th years of his rule. They show the crown of Isis in the eagle's claw that recognized Cleopatra as his heir and likely co-regent. The Isis crown remained the symbol of Cleo VII on her coins following Ptolemy's death in 51 BC. This pattern remained unchanged for all of Cleopatra's tetradrachms though the quality of coins became very bad owing to the huge bribes that had to be paid for Roman "protection". For a great discussion of these attributions and coin history see the link:

This coin was issued by Ptolemy XII in his 28th regnal year (53 BC) when his daughter, Cleopatra was about 15.

1 commentsdaverinoMar 01, 2016
Apollodotus I 174-165 BC AE Quadruple unitBASILEWS APOLLODOTOY SWTHROS legend, Apollo, radiate, standing facing, holding arrow and resting bow on ground / Kharosthi legend, Tripod, monogram at lower right.

22 mm, 10.5 grams
daverinoFeb 13, 2016
Philip I AE Sestertius 244-249 ADObverse: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right; IMP M IVL PHILIPPUS AVG
Reverse: Annona standing left holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia; ANNONA AVGG, S-C in fields

Rome RIC 168a
15.16 gms, 27.4 mm

A common coin but with a really nice portrait of Phillip - a tough character
daverinoDec 28, 2015

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AE Trichalkon of the Thessalian League, 196-146 BCObv: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev: Th E S S A/ L O N in vertical columns; Apollo Itonia standing right, throwing spear w/right arm and holding shield w/left. On top of Athena's spear to left the Greek letters Th R A and to right an Owl.
References: BMC 49; Rogers 20; Nomos 4, 1385
Diameter 19 mm, Wt 7.6 gms

The Thessalian League was a confederacy of northern Greek city-states centered in Larissa. The letters above Athena's spear refer to the authorizing magistrate - in this case (Th R A)sylos whose complete name is given on silver staters of the period. A die match to lot 838 in the Triton XV sale (ACsearch)
1 commentsdaverino
Phraates IV (38 -2 BC) AR Tetradrachm 286 SE /26 BCObv: Phraates diademed and cuirassed bust left with long pointed beard - no royal wart on forehead.
Rev: The king enthroned r. being presented with a palm branch by Tyche, standing l. before him holding cornucopiae with pellet above arm. Seleucid date 286 (C Pi Sigma) above palm. Greek inscription in 7 lines BASILEOS/BASILEON; on r. ARSAKOY/EUERGETOY' below [DIKAOY]; on l. EPIPHANOUS/PHILELLANOS; month off flan below
Wt 14.1 gm, 26.3 mm, Sellwood type 55

The coin could be that of Tiridates I who also ruled for a few months in 26 BC. The features of the king on this coin are much closer to that of Phraates than of much rarer Tiridates I according to a reclassification of Sellwood types by deCallatay and this is the most believable. The lower lines of the inscription would also settle the issue but are lost on this coin.
Early coins of the Parthian empire showed strong Greek empahasis on classical Greek forms and humanism which is gradually lost as the empire matured and finally decayed. The coins become schematic and emphasize suface ornament rather than sculptural quality. One senses from the portrait of Phraates that brutality was a prerequisite for Parthian kings who routinely bumped off fathers and brothers in their rise to power. Like the Spartans, they had a powerful empire in their time but its contribution to civilization was limited in the long term.
1 commentsdaverino
AR Drachm of Khusro II, 618 ADOBVERSE: Right facing crowned bust of Khusro II whose name appears in Pahlavi script to his right and honorifics to the left. Astral symbols (star and crescent at 3,6 and 9 o'clock. Two rings surrounding.
REVERSE: Fire Altar with two attendants with hands resting on swords. To the right is mintmark SW (Khuzistan) and to the left is the regnal year 28 which dates the coin to 618 AD. Three rings surrounding

Weight 3.0 grams. The coin has been severely clipped since these usually weigh about 4 grams.
The Sassanid were succesors to the Parthian (Arsacid) dynasty which they conquered in the third century AD. The Sassanids were Zoroastrians who followed the teachings of their prophet Zoroaster (Zarathustra) and their God was Ahura-Mazda - the God of light (or fire) and hence the reverse theme on Sassanid coins. Their rule was centered in what is Iraq and Iran and extended eastward. It lasted until the coming of Islam in the later 7th century. The ancient cultural heritage of Persia is quite distinct from that of their Semitic neighbors to the west and has repercussions in the religous and political conflicts of today.


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