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Mark Z's Antiquities Gallery


Here are some antiquities and remembrances of the Roman Empire that I've picked up along the way. Your comments and ratings are appreciated!

5 files, last one added on Apr 20, 2013

Mark Z's Imperial Portrait Gallery


Here is my ever-evolving Roman Empire Imperial Portrait Collection. Your comments and ratings are appreciated!

122 files, last one added on May 22, 2021

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Last additions - Mark Z's Gallery
Leo II with Zeno SolidusLeo II with Zeno. AD 474.
AV Solidus (20mm, 4.46 g, 6h). Constantinople mint.
OBV: Pearl-diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed bust facing slightly right, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman motif
REV: Leo and Zeno seated facing on double throne, each holding mappa; star and cross above; CONOB.
RIC X 803; Depeyrot 98/1. A few minor marks. Good VF.
CNG Coins Feature Auction 117 05/19/21
Mark ZMay 22, 2021
Julian of PannoniaJulian of Pannonia, Usurper (284-285).
BI Antoninianus, Siscia mint.
Obv: IMP C M AVR IVLIANVS PF AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITAS TEMPORVM. Felicitas standing facing, head left, holding caduceus and sceptre; in field, S-B; in exergue, XXI.
RIC 2., C. 1 (Fr. 150). BI. g. 3.14 RRR. Very rare.

Notes from the seller (Artemide LI, Lot 322):
"A superb example. Deep brown patina. Minor areas of weakness, otherwise about EF/Good VF."
5 commentsMark ZMay 09, 2019
Alexander (Tyrannus) of CarthageAlexander of Carthage. Usurper, AD 308-310.
Æ Follis (21.5mm, 5.26 g, 6h). Carthago (Carthage) mint.
IMP ALEXANDER P F AVG, laureate head right
[S P Q R OPT]IMO PRINCIPI, aquila between two signa, one on left surmounted by hand, one on right surmounted by wreath; PK.
RIC VI 72 (R3); Salama type X, portrait style G. VF, green patina, earthen encrustation. Very rare reverse type.

CNG Coins Triton XXII Auction, Lot 1170.
4 commentsMark ZJan 21, 2019
Martinian AE FollisRIC VII 16 Cyzicus, VAGI 3037
20.5 mm, 2.99 gm
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe in right hand & sceptre in left; to left, eagle standing left, head right with wreath in beak; to right, bound captive seated right.
Rev. R. field: X / IIΓ
Exergue: SMKA

Ex: Mike Vosper Coins (05/2015); Naville Numismatics Live Auction 9 Lot 336 (09/2014); Naville Numismatics Live Auction 2 Lot 167 (09/2013); Harlan J. Berk (2005); FORVM (2003)

Mark ZMay 19, 2015
Uranius Antoninus TetradrachmSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Emesa. 253-254 A.D.
BI Tetradrachm (26mm, 11.38 g, 6h).
OBV: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: Eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; S C in exergue.
Baldus, Nachtrag Ξ/ξ = Prieur 1058 var. or corr.
The reverse legend on the current coin appears to end [...]YΠAT B, whereas Prieur notes the specimen published by Baldus ends [...]YΠATO B. It is not entirely clear from the photograph in Baldus.
Near VF, earthen deposits, peripheral roughness on reverse. Perhaps the second known.
4 commentsMark ZMay 28, 2014
Anthemius AE4467-472 AD. Æ 8mm (0.66 g). Rome mint.
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right (weak)
Monogram (2), Chi-Rho above; all within wreath. RIC X 2858.
Brown surfaces, obverse weak with a pit and rough, clear monogram. Housed in an NGC slab where graded Fine, 2/3.
Very Rare (R4)
2 commentsMark ZFeb 23, 2014
Roman, Bronze Vase, 1st Century A.D.Lathe-spun bronze vase, cf. Hayes, Greek, Roman, and Related Metalware in the Royal Ontario Museum #121; height 7 ½ inches, Choice, round body tapering to rim, slight raised foot ring, fine groove around outside of ring, another around the inside of the neck; green and encrusted patina, some separation at base.
EX: Alex G. Malloy Collection; FORVM
(notes and picture from FORVM website)
1 commentsMark ZApr 20, 2013
Roman, North African, Pyriform Terracotta Lamp, 4th Century A.D.Roman, North African lamp, Choice, orange terracotta lamp, pyriform shape, palm design around the shoulder, 4 1/4" long, heavy carbon deposits on nozzle.
EX: Alex G. Malloy Collection; FORVM
(Notes and Picture from the FORVM website)
1 commentsMark ZApr 20, 2013
Commodus AE36 MedallionHierocaesarea mint
Magistrate (archon) Artemidoros
BMC Lydia -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, Imhoof-Blumer -
24.976 g, maximum diameter 36.4mm, die axis 180o,
Obverse AVT KAI Λ AVPH KOMMO∆O, laureate and cuirassed bust right;
Reverse ΕΠΙ[...]ΟΥ[...] ΑΡΤΕΜΙ∆ΟΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ[...] ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙCΑΡΕΩΝ, Artemis standing half-right wearing chiton; Leto standing half-left holding patera; Apollo standing half-left, naked, resting left hand on lyre; nice armored bust.

An interesting reverse depicting a mythological scene: Leto and her children Artemis and Apollo. The two were fathered by Zeus, arousing Hera's jealousy. Leto was banned from giving birth on earth or sea, but found the island of Delos, which supposedly was not connected to either.

(all notes from FORVM website)

Extremely rare with no other specimens found on, or

No examples in Loebbecke, Scholz or all the Imhoof additions.-Dane Kurth

One same size, same obv. die as {this coin}, same magistrate (archon) Artemidoros, but different rev. type (river god reclining), in RPC temp. (online) 8174 = Peus 365, 2000, Burstein 696, there stated to be unpublished and apparently unique.-Curtis Clay

(Many thanks to Mr. Curtis Clay and Ms. Dane Kurth "Helvetica" for further information)

EX: FORVM Ancient Coins
8 commentsMark ZMar 27, 2013
Jovinus AR SiliquaRIC X 1716 (Rare) Lugdunum (Lyons), RSC4†c
c 411-13 A.D.
14mm, 1.5g.
D N IOVIN – VS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VICTOR – IA AVGG, Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and reversed spear.
SMLDV in exergue
Notes: Rated Rare but no other examples found on either WW or acsearch. One example on coinarchives.
4 commentsMark ZSep 21, 2012
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II AE1 MaiorinaRIC VIII 216 Antioch, LRBC 2640
28 mm, 5.58 gm
DN FL CL IVLI-ANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuir. bust r.
SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above
Palm branch-ANTD-palm branch in exergue
3 commentsMark ZAug 28, 2012
ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius I AE2RIC IX 40d.2 Antioch, LRBC 2714, C19, 378-383 A.D.
23 mm, 5.79 gm
DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, Helmeted, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding spear and shield
GLORIA RO-MANORVM, Emperor standing facing, head right, on galley, raising right hand, Victory seated at helm. Wreath in left field
ANTG(amma) in exergue
2 commentsMark ZAug 28, 2012

Random files - Mark Z's Gallery
Roman, North African, Pyriform Terracotta Lamp, 4th Century A.D.Roman, North African lamp, Choice, orange terracotta lamp, pyriform shape, palm design around the shoulder, 4 1/4" long, heavy carbon deposits on nozzle.
EX: Alex G. Malloy Collection; FORVM
(Notes and Picture from the FORVM website)
1 commentsMark Z
Leo I AV TremissisRIC X 611, Depeyrot 93/3 Constantinople (first reign)
15 mm, 1.46 g, 6h
D N LEO PE-RPET AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory advancing right, head left, holding wreath in right hand and globe in left hand; star in right
CONOB in exergue
Mark Z
Diocletian FollisRIC VI Trier 677a, cf. RIC VI Cyzicus 22-3 (Cyzicus mint, 305 - 307 A.D.)
10.854 g, 27.9 mm, die axis 180o
D N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG, laureate bust right, wearing trabea, holding branch and mappa
PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies, standing left, holding branch and leaning on sceptre
S-F across fields, KS in lower centre, PTR in exergue
Note from Wildwinds: This coin was actually struck in Cyzicus. The PTR was left over from the original dies sent to Cyzicus by the engravers in Trier. The mintmark is actually the KS in the lower center.
Ex: FORVM, the Martin Griffiths collection ("maridvnvm" of FORVM)
2 commentsMark Z

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