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Г (incised)PISIDIA. Ariassus. Julia Mamaea. Æ 25. A.D. 222-235. Obv: IOVΛIAMA-MEAC(EB...). Diademed and draped bust right; Incises countermark before. Rev: (A)PIACC(EΩN). Dioscuri standing naked, each infront of a horse, holding a spear; above star in crescent. Ref: BMC -; SNG France (3) -; SNG Aul -. Axis: 195°. Weight: 9.29 g. CM: Г (incised), incuse, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 778 (11 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Γ in rectangular punchLYDIA. Thyatira. Elagabalus. Æ 26. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVTKMAAN-TΩNEINOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on lower part of bust. Rev: (ΘVA)TEIP-HNΩN. Tyche standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder. Ref: BMC -; cf. Sear 3072 (same obv. die). Axis: 165°. Weight: 7.92 g. CM: Γ in rectangular punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 772, 774 or 777 (?). Note: The coin is light for 772, has greater greater diamater than 774 and is not as late as 777. Collection Automan.
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Δ and KA (monogram of)CILICIA. Seleuceia ad Calycadnum. Severus Alexander. Æ 28. A.D. 222-235. Obv: AVâ–ªKâ–ªMâ–ªAVPâ–ªCEOVHPAΛEZA-NΔPO. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) on chest, (2) partly under (1). Rev: CEΛE(-YKEΩN)KAΛY-KA-ΔNΩ. Tyche of Seleuceia seated left on rock in distyle shrine, holding grains; river-god Calycadnus swimming left below. Ref: BMC -; SNG Levante Supp. 196 (same obv. die, var. rev. leg.). Axis: 195°. Weight: 9.91 g. CM(1): Δ containing dot, in triangular punch, 6 x 5 mm. Howgego 670 (206 pcs). Note: Not likely to be a denominational countermark. CM(2): Monogram of K and A, in shaped punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 618 (52 pcs). Note: The countermark likely refers to Calycadnum. Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ and NIKOMOESIA INFERIOR. Nikopolis ad Istrum. Septimius Severus. Æ 27. A.D. 193-211. Obv: (VK)ΛCEΠ•-CEVHPOC (...) or similar. Laureate bust right; countermark (1) on shoulder. Rev: VΠAVP•Î“AΛΛOV•NIKOΠOΛITΠPOCIC. River-god reclining left, leaning against urn (?), holding branch in right hand; Countermark (2) to left. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 60°. Weight: 11.68 g. CM(1): Δ, incuse punch, 7 x 6 mm. Howgego 782 (3 pcs). CM(2): NIKO, incuse, 14 x 5 mm. Howgego 553 (3 pcs, 2 of which on reverse). Note: All coins that have the Δ c/m apparently also bear the NIKO c/m and vice-versa, so they must have been applied at the same time. Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ and Six-pointed starCILICIA. Ninica-Claudiopolis. Maximinus I. Æ 28. A.D. 235-238. Obv: IMPCSIVLVERMAXIMINVS. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) before face, (2) on bust. Rev: NIN-C-CLAV. Colonist ploughing behind two oxen, in background vexillum. Ref: BMC 8. Axis: 360°. Weight: 9.86 g. CM (1): Δ containing dot, all within circle; circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 669 (49 pcs). Not likely to be a denominational countermark. CM (2): Six-pointed star, incuse, 6 mm from point to point. Howgego 451 (45 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ containing dotCILICIA. Seleuceia ad Calycadnum. Gordian III. Æ 33. A.D. 238-244. Obv: (ANTΩNI)OC-(ΓΩPΔIAN)OC, (C)EBA. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: CELEUKEΩ-N-(TΩΠPOCTΩK)-AΛV-KAΔ-NΩ. Athena standing left, holding Nike in right hand and resting left hand on shield, behind which rises a spear. Ref: BMC 37. Axis: 180°. Weight: 19.13 g. CM: Δ containing dot, in triangular punch, c. 6 x 5 mm. Howgego 670 (206 pcs). Note: Not likely to be a denominational countermark. Collection Automan. Automan
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Δ containing dotCILICIA. Ninica-Claudiopolis. Maximinus I. Æ 23. A.D. 235-238. Obv: (IMP)MAXIMINVΓPI. Laureate head right; Countermark on neck. Rev: NI-NI-CL-Ω-ΩΔ. Two vexilla. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 180°. Weight: 6.92 g.CM: Δ containing dot, all within circle; circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 669 (49 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ in circular punchARABIA PETRAEA. Petra. Septimius Severus. Æ 22. A.D. 193-211. Obv: (…)-CEOYHPON(…). Laureate head right; countermark on shoulder. Rev: (…)-MHTPOΠ(…). Tyche seated left on rock, holding trophy in right hand and stele in extended left hand (?). Ref: Spijkerman 28v; BMC -. Axis: 360°. Weight: 7.24 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 801 (19 pcs). Note: May bave been countermarked during reign of Elagabalus, although this is uncertain since the coins of Elagabalus were too small to be countermarked Δ, and no coins were issued after his reign. Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ in circular punchIONIA. Smyrna. Civic. Æ 20. Time of Gordian to Valerian. Obv: .IEPACVNKΛHTOC. Laureate and draped bust of the Roman Senate right, countermark on bust. Rev: CMVPΓNE-ΩKOPΩN. Figure of Tyche holding rudder and cornucopia, inside tetrastyle temple. Ref: Ex. Lindgren II:556; BMC 233. Axis: 180°. Weight: 4.95 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 791 (34 pcs). Note: The countermark was probably not applied before the time of the joint reign of Valerian and Gallienus. Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ in circular punchBITHYNIA. Tium. Civic. Æ 24. First half of 3rd century A.D. Obv: .TE-IOC. Diademed and draped bust of Teos right; countermark on neck. Rev: TIAN-ΩN. Dionysus standing facing, head left, emptying contents of cantharus, holding thyrsus. Ref: BMC -; SNG von Aulock 928ff (obverse).Axis: 30°. Weight: 5.72 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 789 (34 pcs). Note: The latest coin bearing this countermark was issued for Hostilian. Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ in circular punchUncertain mint, likely of Balkan origin. Septimius Severus. Æ 28 (4 Assaria?). A.D. 193-211. Obv: (...)CE(...). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark behind head. Rev: Inscription largely obliterated, N (?) in exurge. Artemis (?) running right. Axis: 225°. Weight: 13.09 g. CM: Δ in circular punch. Howgego 781, 783, 784 (?). Note: Δ countermarks have recently been found on many coins of the region, indicating that the coins in question are valued at 4 assaria. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Δ in circular punchMACEDON (?). Thessalonica (?). Augustus. Æ 22. 27 B.C.- A.D. 14. Obv: KAIΣAP-(ΣEBAΣTOΣ) or similar. Laureate head right; countermark before chin. Rev: Inscription obliterated. City ethnic in wreath. Weight: 9.25 g. CM: Δ in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 706 (1 pc). Note: Howgego lists only one (!) coin of the period, where the countermark may be a Δ. That coin was struck for Octavian in Thessalonica, dated to 28/27 B.C. It is listed as "not verified" and the countermark described as A or Δ. In regard to [107], the countermark is very clearly Δ! Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ, 6-pointed star and NikeCILICIA. Ninica-Claudiopolis. Maximinus I. Æ 28. A.D. 235-238. Obv: (...MA)XIMINVΓP(A)UTΛ or similar. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 4 countermarks: (1) before face, (2) on shoulder; (3) before chest, (4) behind neck. Rev: (C)-OLN-(I)NI-CLAUΔ. Colonist ploughing behind two oxen, in background vexillum, star before colonist. Ref: BMC 8 (var. obv. leg.). Axis: 210°. Weight: 10.70 g. CM(1): Six-pointed star, incuse, 6 mm from point to point. Howgego 451 (45 pcs). CM(2): Δ containing dot, all within circle; circular punch, 6 mm. . Howgego 669 (49 pcs). Note: Not likely to be a denominational countermark. CM(3-4): Nike right, in oval punch, c. 5 x 8 mm (not certain!). Howgego 262 (34 pcs). Note:The sequence of application appears to have been (1) Δ in circle (669), (2) six-pointed star (451), and (3) Nike (262). Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ, six-pointed star, eagle and Nike (6 cmks!)CILICIA. Ninica-Claudiopolis. Maximinus I. Æ 27. A.D. 235-238. Obv: OIMPCSIVLVERMAXIMINVS. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 6 countermarks: (1) to right, before bust, (2) on lower part of bust, (3) on neck, (4) behind and on back of head, (5) on upper part of head, (6) before head. Rev: NINIC-OL-CLA-UΔI, OPOLI in ex. Tetrastyle temple containing emperor, standing left, holding patera and spear. Ref: BMC 10; Sear GIC 3548 (same dies). Axis: 360°. Weight: 9.12 g. CM(1): Δ containing dot, all within circle; circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 669 (49 pcs). Note: Not likely to be a denominational countermark. CM(2): Six-pointed star, incuse, 6 mm from point to point. Howgego 451 (45 pcs). CM(3): Eagle standing right with head left, in shaped punch, c. 4 x 7 mm. Howgego 338 (11 pcs). CM(4): Nike right, in oval punch, c. 5 x 8 mm. Howgego 262 (34 pcs). CM(5): Similar to CM(4). CM(6): Similar to CM(4). Note: The sequence of application appears to have been 669-451-262-338. Automan
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ΔAKSyria-Coele, Leucas ad Chrysoroas, Balanea Leucas. Trajan 103 A.D. (Year 55). AE-21 mm, 7.67 grs. AV: AU KAI NER - TRAIANOC, Laur. head to right, within dotted border, Rectangular CM: ΔAK, Howgego 529 (43 pcs). RV: [LEU]KAD[EwN], Emperor with szepter in quadriga to right, in the field: EN (Year 55), within dotted border. Note: The CM (ΔAK) refers to Trajan's title "Dacicus". Interestingly, the title is already present on the coin. It has therefore been suggested by H.Seyrig that its application was a means for raising money for a gift for the emperor. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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ΔAK in rectangular punchSYRIA: COELE SYRIA. Leucas. Trajan. Æ 22. A.D. 102/103 (year 55). Obv: (AY)KAINEP-TRAIA(NOCΔAK...) or similar. Laureate head right; countermark before. Rev: (ΛEYKAΔIWN)-KΛAYΔIEWN, EN in field. Emperor, holding sceptre, in quadriga galloping right. Ref: BMC 3; Sear GIC 1082. Axis: 30°. Weight: 9.16 g. CM: ΔAK in rectangular punch, 6 x 3 mm. Howgego 529 (43 pcs). Note: Interestingly, the title Dacicus is already part of the inscription of the coin. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘECMACEDON. Thessalonica. Nero. Æ 27. A.D. 54-68. Obv: KAICAP-NEPWN. Bare head left; countermark on head. Rev: ΘECCA-ΛONIKH. Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath in extended right hand, palm branches in left hand. Ref: BMC -; RPC 1593 (2 pcs). Axis: 15°. Weight: 22.04 g. CM: ΘEC in rectangular punch, 7 x 3 mm. Howgego 537 (7 pcs). Howgego notes that the countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/69, sanctioning coins of Nero. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘEC in rectangular punchMACEDON. Thessalonica. Nero. Æ 23. A.D. 54-68. Obv: NE(PΩNC)EBAΣΣ-TOΣKAIΣAP (sic.). Bare head left; countermark across neck. Rev: ΘECCAΛ-ONIKH-ΩN in three lines in oak-wreath, eagle at top. Ref: BMC -; RPC 1603 (5 pcs); Axis: 180°. Weight: 7.36 g. Note: The name and face of Nero have been erased (damnatio). CM: ΘEC in rectangular punch, 7 x 3 mm. Howgego 537 (7 pcs). Note: Howgego notes that the countermark was probably applied in A.D. 68/69, sanctioning coins of Nero. He also notes that the application of the countermark was not directly connected with the erasure of the name and face of Nero, since this was done to only one of the seven specimens he identified. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘY (monogram of)LYDIA. Thyatira. Severus Alexander. Æ 20. A.D. 222-235. Obv: AΛEΞ(A)N-ΔPOC. Laureate bust right; countermark on head. Rev: ΘVAT-E-IPHN. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ref: BMC -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Cop -; Lindgren -.Axis: 180°. Weight: 3.76 g. CM: Monogram of Θ and Y, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 617 (11 pcs). Note: Undoubtedly the countermark refers to the city of Thyatira where the host coin was issued. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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ΘY (monogram of)LYDIA. Thyatira. Elagabalus. Æ 26. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVTKMAAN-TΩNEINOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on lower part of bust. Rev: (ΘVAT-E-I-)PHNΩN. Athena seated left, holding palladium in right extended arm, resting left arm on spear, wheel-like shield resing against throne. Ref: BMC 114. Axis: 180°. Weight: 7.60 g. Note: Same obverse die as Sear (GIC) 3072. CM: Monogram of Θ and Y, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 617 (11 pcs). Note: Undoubtedly the countermark refers to the city of Thyatira where the host coin was issued. Collection Automan.Automan
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Λ (or possibly Δ)CILICIA. Adana (?). Elagabalus. Æ 34. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVKMAVPANTΩNEINOCCEΓ (or similar), Π-Π on either side of portrait. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on head. Rev: AΔAN-EΩN (?). Zeus seated left on throne, holding staff in left hand and patera right hand, right arm extended. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 165°. Weight: 22.31 g. CM: Λ (or possibly Δ) in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego -. Note: Deeply recessed countermark. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΛΓΓSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Gabala. Caracalla. Æ 22. A.D. 198-217. Obv: (AVKMAANTΩNEINOC) or similar. Laureate bust right; countermark across shoulder. Rev: Γ(ABAΛEΩ)N. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ref: BMC –Axis: 180°. Weight: 7.53 g. CM: ΛΓΓ in rectangular punch, 7.5 x 4 mm. Howgego 551 (5 pcs). Note: Howgego describes the countermark as either ΛΠ or ΛΓI, while this specimen reads ΛΓΓ. Collection Automan.Automan
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Δ on GETA, AE20 ARABIA PETRAEA.ARABIA PETRAEA. Petra. Geta. Æ 20. A.D. 198-209 (as Caesar). Obv: (...)ΠCE(...)-(ГETACKAICAP) or similar. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark before. Rev: AΔ(PI-ΠEP)TA-MHT. Within distyle temple, Tyche seated left, holding small stele in extended right hand, holding trophy in left hand. Ref: Spijkerman 51. Axis: 330°. Weight: 7.75 g. CM: •Î”• in circular punch, 5.5 mm. Howgego 801 (19 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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"B" CountermarkUncertain provincial, possibly Philip II, with the reverse of Homonia holding a cornucopia and patera, sacrificing over an altar
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"EVMENEΩN" and "ΦIΛΩNIΔOY" (monograms to be read as)PHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Fulvia. Æ 19. Ca. 41-40 B.C. Obv: Draped bust of Fulvia as winged Nike r.; 2 cm’s, (1) on head, (2) above head. Rev: (ΦYΛOYIANΩN) to right, ΣMEPTOPIΓ(OΣ)/(ΦIΛΩNIΔOY) in 2 lines to l. Athena adv. l., hld. spear and shield. Ref: BMC 20-21 (?); RPC 3139 (7 pcs). Axis: 330°. Weight: 6.84 g. Magistrate: Zmertorigos Philopatris. Note: Eumeneia changed its name to Fulvia on the occasion of Mark Antony's journey to the east in 41 B.C., likely propmting the issue of coins. After Fulvia died the city took back its old name. On BMC 21 the ethnic "ΦYΛOVIANΩN" may be purposefully erased, which also seems to be the case on this specimen! Both coins are countermarked, and the cm's may be read "EVMENEΩN" and "ΦIΛΩNIΔOY". The purpose of countermarking in combination with the erasure of the city name, thus, seems to have been to make note of second name change. CM(1): Monogram of EVMNO (?), in circ. punch, 4 mm. CM(2): Monogram of ΦIΛNΔ (?), in circ. punch, 3.5 mm. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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2 countermarks (NIKE) on CILICIA Claudiopolis Hadrian Ae 28 Howgego 262Reference.
RPC III, 3226; SNG Levante 595; Lindgren 1472
for c/m’s: Howgego 262 4x Nike standing r., holding wreath, within oval incuse.
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2 countermarks on Augustus. Odessus mint. AE 24.Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD. Odessus mint. AE 24, 8.547g., 24.4mm. G. Countermarks F. Obv: obverse bare head right, two countermarks on neck, on left turreted head of Tyche right, on right laureate head of emperor (Hadrian?). Rev: cornucopia in wreath, ODHSIT. Ex. FORVM ancient coins Ref: RPC 1801. Countermarks do not appear to be listed in Howgego. Rare
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2 Countermarks on obverse of Geta ΠCEΠT-ΓETA•KA AE24ARABIA PETRAEA. Petra. Geta. Æ 24. A.D. 198-209. Obv: (ΠCEΠT-ΓETA•KA) or similar. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks, (1) on bust, (2) behind bust. Rev: (AΔPIΠETP-AMHTPOΠ) or similar. Tyche seated left on rock, holding trophy in right hand and stele in extended left hand (?). Ref: Spijkerman 48. Axis: 360°. Weight: 7.28 g. CM(1): •Î”• in circular punch, 5.5 mm.Howgego 801 (19 pcs). CM(2): Second application of same CM. Collection Automan.Automan
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3 countermarks - A.Pius, Tyche and SAESYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Trajan. Æ 26. A.D. 114-116 (year 162 or 163 in the era of Laodiceia). Obv: (AVTOKPNEPTPAIANOCAPICTKAICCEBΓEPΔAK) or similar. Laureate head right; 3 countermarks: (1) on neck, (2) before face, (3) on head. Rev: (IOVΛIEWNTWNKAI)-ΛAO(ΔIKEWNBΞP) or sim. Turreted bust of Tyche right, uncertain inscription in field to right. Ref: BMC 40-52 (?); Sear GIC 1080(v?). Axis: 360°. Weight: 8.37 g. CM(1): Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right, in oval punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 113 (156 pcs). CM(2): Turreted bust of Tyche right, in oval punch, 4 x 5 mm (?). Howgego 203 ? (4 pcs). CM(3): SAE in rectangular punch, 8 x 4 mm. Howgego 572 (7 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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4 countermarks on Athens Tetradrachm449-413 B.C. Attica Old style Tetradrachm

Obverse: Head of Athena right, almond shaped eye, crested helmet with olive leaves and floral scroll, hair in parallel curves. 4 countermarks across cheek.

Reverse: AOE Right, owl standing right, head facing, erect in posture, olive sprig and crescent left, all within incuse square. Test cut and counter punch, and countermark.

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5-pointed starSYRIA: COMMAGENE. Zeugma. Antoninus Pius. Æ 20. A.D. 138-161. Obv: AYT(OKAITIANAΔPIANTWNEINOCCE) or similar. Laureate head right; Countermark on neck. Rev: (ZEV)-ГMA-(TWN), (A) in upper field to left (?). Tetrastyle temple, with periobolos containing grove, and having on right and left a collonade and in front a portico or panelled wall of two stories. Ref: BMC 1 (obv. or sim.)/2 (rev.; var. leg. breaks, though). Axis: 360°. Weight: 6.03 g. Note: The meaning of the numerals on the reverse is not known, but may indicate issue. CM: 5-pointed star, in roughly square punch with rounded corners, 4 mm. Howgego 453 var. (32 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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5-pointed star in shaped punchSYRIA: COMMAGENE. Zeugma. Antoninus Pius. Æ 20. A.D. 138-161. Obv: (AYTOKAITIAAΔ)PIA.-AN(TWNINOCCEB...) or similar. Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: ZEY-ΓMA-TEWN, A above to left. Tetrastyle temple, with periobolos containing grove, and having on right and left a colonnade and in front a portico or panelled wall of two stories. Ref: BMC 1 (obv)/2 (rev). Axis: 360°. Weight: 8.37 g. Note: The meaning of the numerals on the reverse is not known, but may indicate issue. CM: 5-pointed star in shaped punch, 5 mm from point to point. Howgego 453 (32 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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A in rectangular punchSAMARIA. Neapolis. Elagabalus. Æ 22. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVTKMAVPA-NTWNINOC. Laureade, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: (ΦΛNEACΠOΛCVPΠAΛ). Mt. Gerzim, consisting of two rocky masses; the left surmounted by temple approached by stairway; the right has altar on summit. Ref: BMC 95; Sear GIC 3122. Axis: 30°. Weight: 11.38 g. CM: A in rectangular punch, 2 x 3 mm. Howgego 666 (37 pcs). Note: The "A" may stand for (Severus) Alexander. Collection Automan.Automan
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AΔPSYRIA: COELE SYRIA. Leucas. Macrinus. Æ 26. A.D. 217 (year 254). Obv: (AVK)OΠEMA-KPEINOCCE. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: (Λ)EV(KAΔIΩN), Δ N C in ex. Emperor (?) in quadriga facing. Ref: SNG Switzerland 2174 (var. obv. bust); Lindgren 2187 (?). Axis: 360°. Weight: 16.84 g. CM: AΔP in rectangular punch, 5.5 x 3 mm. Howgego 511 (12 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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AΔPSYRIA: COELE SYRIA. Leucas. Macrinus. Æ 27. A.D. 217 (year 254). Obv: (AV)KOΠEMA-KPEINO(CCE). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark behind. Rev: ΛE-VKAΔIΩN, (Δ N C) in ex. Emperor (?) in quadriga, galloping right. Ref: Sear GIC 2956. Axis: 360°. Veight: 15.97 g. CM: AΔP in rectangular punch, 5.5 x 3 mm. Howgego 511 (12 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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AΔPSYRIA: COELE SYRIA. Leucas. Trajan. Æ 20. A.D. 102/103 (year 55). Obv: AYKAINEP-TRAIA(NOCΔAK...) or sim.Laur. head right; CM on neck. Rev: (ΛEYKAΔIWN)-KΛAYΔIEWN, EN in field. Emperor, hld. sceptre, in quadriga galloping right. Ref: BMC 3; Sear GIC 1082. Axis: 30°. Weight: 6.52 g. CM: AΔP in rectangular punch, 5.5 x 3 mm. Howgego 511 (12 pcs). Note: Interestingly, no coins countermarks "AΔP" are also countermarked "ΔAK". "ΔAK" is clearly the more common of the two countermarks. The meaning of "AΔP" is uncertain. There are also coins of Macrinus from Leucas countermarked "AΔP", and Howgego therefore argues that it cannot refer to Hadrian. It seems odd, though, that issues of Trajan and Macrinus (but NONE of intervening emperors) should have been countermarked at the same time. If this really were the case, one would expect coins of Trajan to be heavily worn, which is not the case. Collection Automan.Automan
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AΔP on Trajan AE21Trajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Leucas, Coele-Syria
9239. Bronze AE 21, SGI 1082, F, 7.73g, 21.1mm, 0o, Leucas ad Chrysoroas mint, 102/103 A.D.; obverse AY KAI NEP TPAIANOC [ ... ], laureate head right, countermarked; reverse LEIKADIWN KLAYDIEWN, Trajan, holding scepter, in galloping quadriga right; date EN (year 55 of the Era of Leucas = 102/103 A.D.); $90.00
The obverse countermark appears to read ADR, Emperor Hadrian; however a nearly identical mark has been interpreted as DeltaAK, Trajan's title Dacius.
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AN countermark in rectangle punch.Copper as, RIC Caligula 58, BMC II 161, SRCV I 556, Rome mint, 10.2 g, 27.6 mm diam.
Obverse - M AGRIPPA L F COS II. Head left wearing a rostral crown.
Reverse - S - C . Neptune standing left, dolphin in right, trident vertical behind in left. A N in rectangle Counter mark above left.
Military commander, Friend of Augustus, Grandfather of Caligula, Great-grandfather of Nero.
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AnchorCilicia, Kings, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 B.C. AE-21 mm, 7.61 grs. AV: Head of the King with diadem to right, dotted border, oval CM. RV: BASILEWS / TARKONDIMO / TOY either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and Scepter. CM: Anchor. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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AnchorCilicia, Kings, Tarkondimotos I, 39-31 B.C.AE-21 mm, 4.78 grs. AV: Head of the King with diadem to right, dotted border, oval CM. RV: BASILEWS / TARKONDIMO / TOY either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and Scepter. CM: Anchor. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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AnchorSyria, Seleucid Kingdom. AE-17 mm, 4.47 grs. AV: Head of Helios(?) to right. RV: Apollo(?) to left, altar behind, traces of legend. Circular CM: Anchor. Collection: Mueller.1 commentsAutoman
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AnchorTitus and Domitian, 79-81 A.D.
Germe, Lydia
Bronze AE 16
F, 3.038g, 17.3mm, 0*, RPC 930, SNG Cop 135, BMC Lydia -

obv. AYTO KAI CEBAC, Laureate head if Titus right
rev. AYTO KAI CEBAC, Laureate head of Domitian right

Each side countermarked with uncertain object within round punch. One probably an anchor.
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Anchor and Calf's headPersia, Achaimen. Kings, 475-420 B.C. AR-Siglos 13/17 mm, 5.41 gr. AV: The Great King kneeling right, shooting with bow. Round CM(1): Anchor; CM(2): Calf's head to right. RV: Oblong, incuse Punch. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Anchor, Seleukid typeSide, Pamphylia, Asia Minor, 333 - 187 B.C.
10094. Silver tetradrachm, S 5432 var, VF, 16.2g, 29mm, 0o, obverse head of Athena right in a crested Corinthian helmet, countermarked with a Seleukid type anchor; reverse Nike advancing left holding wreath, pomegranate in left field, KL-E below (magistrates name); sold.
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Antoninus Pius (head of)SYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Antoninus Pius. Æ 25. A.D. 142/143 (year 190 (?) in the era of Laodiceia). Obv: (AVTOKAITIAIΛIAΔPIA)-NTΩNEIN(ONC) or similar. Laureate head left (possibly draped and cuirassed bust); countermark on neck. Rev: (IOVΛIE)ΩNTΩN-KAIΛAOΔIK(EΩN). Turreted bust of Tyche left, inscription in field to left (?), in field to right ΓP (?). Ref: BMC 67-69 (?); Sear 1497v. Axis:360°. Weigth: 9.71 g. CM: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right, in oval punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 113 (156 pcs). Note: Since the head is that of A. Pius and the latest countermarked coins were struck in A.D. 143/4, the countermarking can be dated to A.D. 143/4-161. Collection Automan.Automan
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Antoninus Pius (head of)SYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Trajan. Æ 25. A.D. 114-116 (year 162 or 163 in the era of Laodiceia). Obv: (AVTOKPNEPTPAI)ANOCAPICTKAI(CCEBΓEPΔAK) or similar. Laureate head right; countermark below chin. Rev: (IOVΛIEWNTW)NKAI-ΛAOΔ(IKEWNBΞP) or similar. Turreted bust of Tyche right, uncertain inscription in field to right. Ref: BMC 40-52 (?); Sear GIC 1080(v?). Axis: 30°. Weight: 7.64 g. CM: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right, in oval punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 113 (156 pcs). Note: Since the head is that of A. Pius and the latest countermarked coins were struck in A.D. 143/4, the countermarking can be dated to A.D. 143/4-161. Collection Automan.Automan
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Antoninus Pius (head of)SYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Laodiceia ad Mare. Antoninus Pius. Æ 25. A.D. 140/141 (year 188 in the era of Laodiceia). Obv: (AVTOKAITIAIΛIAΔPIA-NTΩNEINONC) or similar. Laureate head left; countermark on neck. Rev: IOVΛ(IE)WNTWN(K)-AIΛAOΔIKEWN, KO in field to left, HΠP in field to right. Turreted and draped bust of Tyche left. Ref: BMC 64 (?); Sear GIC 1497. Axis: 330°. Weight: 9.77 g. CM: Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right, in oval punch, 4 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 113 (156 pcs). Note: Since the head is that of A. Pius and the latest countermarked coins were struck in A.D. 143/4, the countermarking can be dated to A.D. 143/4-161. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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AP MonogramPtolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, Ptolemy II, Philadelphos, 285 - 246 B.C.
10785. Silver tetradrachm, Svoronos 714, SNG Cop 506-507, aVF, 14.08g, 26.5mm, 0o, Phoenicia, Sidon mint, obverse diademed head of Ptolemy I right wearing aegis, small D behind ear; reverse PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, SI left, AP countermark right; slightly frosty; $125.00
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Aphrodite (standing figure of)LYDIA. Tralles. Tranquillina. Æ 30. A.D. 241-244. Obv: ΦOY.CAB.T-PANKYΛΛINA. Draped bust right; countermark on lower front part of bust Rev: (…)ΩNΠ (…)I.KΛ.ΦIΛIΠΠON.KENTA(…). Inscription around oak-wreath; inside wreath TPAΛΛIA-ΠYθIA on either side of tripod, which is encircled by serpent . Ref: BMC -. Axis: 165°. Weight: 12.40 g. Note: Unpublished? CM: Cult statue of Aphrodite right, in oval punch, 6 x 8 mm. Howgego 228 (16 pcs). Note: The countermark of this coin was applied at Aphrodisias in Caria, where only foreign coins were countermarked to make them valid in that city. Collection Automan. Automan
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Apollo (head of)Thrace, Moesia Inferior, Kallatis. AE-20/23 mm, 4.61 grs. AV: Head of Dionysos with Ivy to right, in a dotted border. Round CM: Head of Apollo to right. RV: Monogram, Laurel wreath around, above KALLA, right in field: Thyrsos. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Apollo (head of), Lyre and TripodBythinia, Kings Prousias I., 228-185 BC. AE-27 mm, 10.14 grs. AV: Laur. head of Apollo to left. Round CM: Head of Apollo; oval CM: Lyre: rectangular CM: Tripod. RV: BASILEWS / PROUSIOU either side of Nike, left hand on a shield, the right crowning the Kings name. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Apollo (head of), Lyre and TripodBythinia, Kings, Prousias I., 228-185 BC. AE-27 mm, 9.82 grs. AV: Laur. head of Apollo to left. Round CM: Head of Apollo; oval CM: Lyre: rectangular CM: Tripod. RV: BASILEWS / PROUSIOU either side of Nike, left hand on a shield, the right crowning the Kings name. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Apollo (head of?)Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochos ad Orontem, 1st cent. B.C. AE-23 mm, 11.57 gr. AV: Laur. head of Zeus to right, within a dotted border.
Round CM: Head of Apollo(?). RV: ANTIOXEWN THS / METROPOLEWN either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and scepter, above Keraunos, at feet cornucopia. Collection: Mueller.
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Apollo (head of?)Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochos ad Orontem, 1st cent. B.C. AE-25 mm, 11.17 gr. AV: Laur. head of Zeus to right, within a dotted border.
Round CM: Head of Apollo(?). RV: ANTIOXEWN THS / METROPOLEWN either side of enthroned Zeus to left, holding Nike and scepter, above Keraunos, at feet cornucopia. Collection: Mueller.
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Apollo (head of?)Thrace, Moesia Inferior, Kallatis. AE-21 mm, 9.69 grs. AV: Head of Dionysos with Ivy to right, in a dotted border. Round CM: Head of Apollo(?) to right. RV: EI, Laurel wreath around, above KALLA, right in field: Thyrsos. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Apollo (head of?)Thrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis. AE-21 mm, 7.20 grs. AV: Head of Dionysopolis with ivy to right. CM: Head of Apollo (?). RV: DIONY, ivy wreath, standing club, on either side a star in the field: TI -
MH. Collection: Mueller.
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Apollo (head of?)Mysia, Pergamon, 200-133 B.C. AE-17/20 mm, 8.12 grs. AV: Head of Athena in corinthian helmet to right. Circular CM: Head of Apollo (?) in a laurel-wreath. RV: AQHNAS / NIKHFOROU, Tropaion. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Artemis holding bowCILICIA. Anemurium. Severus Alexander. Æ 31. A.D. 224/225 (year 3). Obv: â–ªAVâ–ªKAIâ–ªMâ–ªAV-(OVHPAΛEΞAN or similar)Δ, PON in field to left. Laureate head right; Countermark on neck. Rev: ETΓA-NE(MO)YPIEWN.Cult-Statue of Ephesian Artemis facing, single stag behind and to left. Ref: BMC -; SNG France 705 (var.). Axis: 180°. 13.22 g. CM: Artemis the huntress standing right, holding bow, in oval punch, 3.5 x 5.5 mm. Howgego - (?).There are no countermarked coins of Anemurium listed by Howgego. None of the (few) Artemis huntress groups noted matches this one. While 232 is similar, this coin is probably too late. Collection Automan.Automan
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Asklepios, hld. serpent-staffPHRYGIA. Acmoneia. Nero. Æ 20. Circa A.D. 65. Obv: (NEPWNACE)BACTOИ-AKMONE(IC). Laureate head right, aegis on chest; above crescent; beneath winged caduceus (not visible); Countermark before. Rev: (CEP)OYHNIOYKAΠITWNO(CKAIIOYΛIACCEOYHPAC), EΠI APX TO Г in field to right. Zeus enthroned left, in right extended hand holding phiale over owl, resting left arm on sceptre. Ref: BMC 43; SNG Cop 29; RPC 3176. Axis: 330°. Weight: 4.27 g. Magistrate: L. Servinius Capito (archon). Third issue. CM: Asklepios standing, holding serpent-encircled staff, in rectangular punch, 4.5 x 9 mm. Howgego 241 (12 pcs). Note: There was a local cult of Asklepios. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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AthenaSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Gabala. Trajan. Æ 21. A.D. 105/106 (year 152 of the Caesarean era). Obv: NEPKAIC-TPAIACEB(ΓEP). Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: ΓABAΛEΩN, BNP in field. Astarte (?) seated left, holding corn-ears and poppy in extended right hand and spear in left hand; Sphinx seated left, star above head. Ref: BMC 4-5; Sear GIC 1079. Axis: 345°. Weight: 6.85 g. CM: Athena standing right, holding spear, in rectangular punch, 3 x 4 mm. Howgego 246 (7 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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AthenaSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Claudius. Æ 25. A.D. 41-54. Obv: (IM•TI•CLA•CAE-AV•G)ER or similar. Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: S C within laurel-wreath. Axis: 360°. Weight: 13.40 g. CM: Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, in rectangular punch, 3.5 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 245 (139 pcs). Note: May be an imperial countermark due to Domitian's association with Athena/Minerva, likely applied between A.D. 83-96 in Antioch. Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena (bust of) and ΔXTHRACE. Uncertain mint. Septimius Severus. Æ 25. A.D. 193-211. Inscription illegible. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) behind bust, (2) before bust. Inscription illegible. Two deities or members of the imperial famila standing, facing each other. Axis:180°. Weight: 8.73 g. CM(1): Helmeted bust of Athena right, in circular punch, 7 mm. Howgego 183 (2 pcs). CM(2): ΔX in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 534 (2 pcs). Note: The countermark may be interpreted as 4 chalcoi. Both coins that bear countermark (1) also bear countermark (2) and vice-versa. Howgego argues that they were probably applied at the same time (at Anchialus or Apollonia, since the two coins come from there, or somewhere adjacent). Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena (helmeted bust of)TROAS. Ilium. Faustina Jr. Æ 25. A.D. 146-175. Obv: CEBAC-ΦAVCTINAAVΓ. Draped bust right; countermark on neck. Rev: IΛI-EΩ. To right bull suspended from tree, on back of bull sits male figure (Ilos), plunging knife into bull’s neck; to left statue of Athena Ilias on pedestal. Ref: BMC 53. Axis: 15°. Weight: 9.50 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in oval punch, 6 x 7 mm. Howgego 186 (53 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena (helmeted bust of)CILICIA. Flaviopolis. Domitian. Æ 22 (Assarion). A.D. 89/90 (year 17 of era of Flaviopolis). Obv: ΔOMETIANOC-KAICAP. Laureate bust right; countermark to right, below head. Rev: (ET)OYCZIΦΛAV-IOΠOΛ(EITWN). City-goddess seated left, holding poppy-flowers (?). River-god reclining at her feet. Ref: BMC 2. Axis: 360°. Weight: 7.77 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 190 (21 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena (helmeted bust right)CILICIA. Flaviopolis. Domitian. Æ 26 (2 Assaria). A.D. 89/90 (year 17 of era of Flaviopolis). Obv: (ΔOMET)IANOC-KAICAP. Laureate bust right; Countermark before neck. Rev: (Φ)ΛAYI-OΠOΛEI-TWN-ETOYCZ(I). Laureate and draped bust of the Dioskuri face to face, each with star on forehead. Ref: BMC 1; Sear SGI 861; SNG Levante 1529; RPC 1756. Axis: 360°. Weight: 10.51 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 190 (21 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena (helmeted bust)CILICIA. Flaviopolis. Domitian. Æ 28 (2 Assaria). A.D. 89/90 (year 17 of era of Flaviopolis). Obv: ΔOMETIANOC-KAICAP. Laureate bust right; countermark in front of head. Rev: ΦΛAYI-OΠOΛEI-TWN-ETOYCZI. Laureate and draped bust of the Dioskuri face to face, each with star on forehead. Ref: BMC 1; Sear SGI 861; SNG Levante 1529. Axis: 360°. Weight: 14.03 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 190 (21 pcs).Automan
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Athena (helmeted bust)CILICIA. Flaviopolis. Domitian. Æ 23 (Assarion). A.D. 89/90 (year 17 of era of Flaviopolis). Obv: ΔOMETIANOC-KAICAP. Laureate bust right; countermark to right, below head. Rev: ETOYCZIΦΛAV-IOΠOΛEITWN. City-goddess seated left, holding flowers (?). River-god reclining at her feet. Ref: BMC 2. Axis: 360°. Weight: 6.19 g. CM: Helmeted bust of Athena right, in rectangular punch, 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 190 (21 pcs). Collection Automan. 1 commentsAutoman
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Athena (helmeted head of)Ionia, Erythrai, Trajanus, 98-117. AE-26 mm, 9.33 grs. AV: AU NERO[...] TRAIANON, Lor. bust of Trajan to right, dotted border. RV: ERUQ - AIWN - EPICTRA[..], in field: PRE[...] Goddess standing to right. Round CM: head of Athena with a greek helmet. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Athena (standing)SYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Nero. Æ 20 (Medium denomination, as?). A.D. 66-68. Obv: (IMNERCLAVCAESAR) or similar. Laureate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: SC within circle within laurel-wreath of eight leaves. Ref: RPC 4297, 4308, 4310 or 4312. Axis: 360°. Weight: 7.13 g. CM: Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, in rectangular punch, 3.5 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 245 (139 pcs). Note: May be an imperial countermark due to Domitian's association with Athena/Minerva, likely applied between A.D. 83-96 in Antioch. Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena and "two opposing curvilinear objects"SYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Domitian. Æ 30. A.D. 81-96. Obv: (IMPDOMITI)-ANVSCA(ESARAVG?). Laureate head left; countermark (1) on shoulder, countermark (2) to right of bust. Rev: S C within laurel-wreath. Ref: BMC 249(?). Axis: 360°. Weight: 13.10 g. Note: Probably struck early in the reign of Domitian. CM(1): Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, in rectangular punch, 4 x 5.5 mm. Howgego 245 (139 pcs). Note: May be an imperial countermark due to Domitian's association with Athena/Minerva, likely applied between A.D. 83-96 in Antioch. CM(2): Two opposing curvilinear motifs containing pellets, in circular punch with serrated border, circa 11 mm. Howgego 504i (5 pcs). Note: Applied sometime between the early years of the reign of Domitian and the end of the reign of Antoninus Pius, and may have been applied at Edessa due to some of the other specimens also bearing countermarks of that city. Collection Automan.Automan
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Athena and Apollo (?)Thrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis. AE-22 mm, 10.13 grs. AV: Head of Dionysopolis with ivy to right. CM(1): Head of Apollo (?). CM(2): Head of Athena with Corintian helmet. RV: DIO[NY], ivywreath, standing club, on either side a star in the field: TI - MH. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Athena and Apollo (?)Thrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis. AE-21 mm, 7.50 grs. AV: Head of Dionysopolis with ivy to right. CM(1): Head of Apollo (?). CM(2): Head of Athena with Corintian helmet. RV: DIO[NY], ivywreath, standing club, ON either side a star in the field: TI - MH. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Athena and Apollo (?)Thrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis. AE-22 mm, 7.65 grs. AV: Head of Dionysopolis with ivy to right. CM(1): Head of Apollo (?). CM(2): Head of Athena with Corintian helmet. RV: DIONY, ivywreath, standing club, on either side a star in the field: T[.] - [..]. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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AVG and TICAE on AUGUSTUS AS (25 BC)(26mm - 10.8g). Obv: Bust right (CAESAR), countermarked "AVG" (AVGUSTUS) & "TICAE" (TIBERIUS CAESAR). Rev: Legend within wreath (AVGVSTVS). Minted in Ephesus. Reference for this coin is RIC 486. Augustus was adopted by Julius Caesar as heir. After the assassination of Caesar, Octavian and Mark Antony fought together and won the resulting Civil War. They shared the rule of the Roman Empire. Antony's alliance with Cleopatra provoked a split with Octavian that led to a new Civil War. At the Battle of Actium (31 BC) Antony was defeated and Octavian became the sole ruler of the Empire. He was declared "Augustus" and became the proto-type emperor of Rome.1 comments
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AVG and TI•CAESYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Augustus. Æ 24. 27 B.C. - A.D. 14. Obv: AVGVST•-TR•POT (?). Laureate head right; 2 countermarks: (1) before head, (2) on neck. Rev: Large SC inside circle, inside laurel-wreath. Ref: BMC 130. Axis: 360°. Weight: 8.72 g. CM(1): AVG in rectangular punch, 9 x 4.5 mm. Howgego 577 (1 pcs). CM(2): TI•CÆ in rectangular punch, 4 x 9 mm.Howgego 602 (1 pcs). Note: These countermarks were more commonly applied to imperial coins, the place of application likely being somewhere in the Balkan provinces, the countermarking probably taking place during the reign of Tiberius. Collection Automan.Automan
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AVG and TI•CAE BALKAN imitation of Augustus' moneyers' series Æ Dupondius. Æ 23. 1st century A.D. Obv: Blundered legend within oak-wreath; 2 countermarks. Rev: Blundered legend around large S.C, all inverted. Axis: 360°. Weight: 6.82 g. CM(1): AVG (inverted), in rectangular punch, 9 x 5 mm. Cf. Howgego 577. CM(2): TI•CÆ (inverted), in rectangular punch, 4 x 7.5 mm. Cf. Howgego 602. Note: Interestingly, not only the coin is imitative, but also the countermarks, which are inverted version of the commonly encountered TICAE and AVG countermarks. Collection Automan.Automan
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AVG TICAE & S, AE22, Barbaric AE AsAugustus
27 B.C. – 14 A.D.

Coin: AE22 "Barbaric" As, Countermarked

Obverse: Bare headed bust facing right. Countermarks of AVG, TICAE (Tiberius Caesar) and subsequently an S (which may signify the coins downgrading to a Semis).
Reverse: A laurel Wreath.

Weight: 7.69 g, Diameter: 22 x 23 x 1.8 mm, Die axis: 0°, Mint: The Balkans, 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. Reference: Similar to the
AE22's issued by Thessalonica for Augustus (RPC I 1557)
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AVKTR(?) and ΠPYBITHYNIA. Prusias (?). Domitian (?). Æ 26. A.D. 81-96 (?). Obv: Laureate head right; countermark (1) before face. Rev: Countermark (2). Note: .All coins noted by Howgego with these countermarks are from Domitian and are attributed to Prusias or Bithynia in Genere (which, in turn, may have been from Prusias also). CM(1): Monogram of AVKTP (?), in rectangular punch, 6 x 4 mm. Howgego 608 (8 pcs). CM(2): Monogram of ΠPY, in square punch, 7 mm. Howgego 630 (3 pcs). All coins countermarked with (1) are also countermarked with (2). Collection Automan.Automan
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AVP (engraved monogram in cartouche)THRACE. Topirus. Caracalla. Æ 22. A.D. 198-217. Obv: AVTKMAVP-(ANTΩN)INOC. Laureate bust right; "Cartouche" on shoulder. Rev: (OVΛΠ)ACTOΠIPOV. Naked figure of Herakles seated left on rock covered with lion's skin, holding club in extended right hand, resting left hand on rock. Ref: BMC 6. Axis: 210°. Weight: 6.81 g. “CM”: Monogram of AVP in circular "cartouche". Howgego -. Note: This is not actually a countermark, since it was engraved on the original die. Collection Automan.Automan
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Axe, double-headedPHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Agrippina Jr. Æ 17. A.D. 54-59 (?). Obv: AΓPI(ΠΠINA-ΣEBA)ΣTH. Draped bust right; Countermark behind. Rev: (BAΣΣAK)ΛEΩNOΣ-(EVMENEΩN). Kybele enthroned left, holding phiale in right hand streched out, left arm resting on drum. Ref: BMC 44-46; Sear GIC 536; RPC 3151. Axis: 360°. Weight: 2.80 g. Magistrate: Bassa Kleonos archierea. CM: Axe, double-headed, with serpent around the handle, in rectangular punch, c. 4 x 6 mm. Howgego 374 (11 pcs, 2 of which from Agrippina Jr.). Collection Automan.Automan
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B in circular punchJulia Mamaea AE 26 As of Rome 224/5 AD obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA rv: VENERI FELICIT RIC 695 cmk. "B" in circular punch on neck 5 mm. Origin of counter mark unknown to me. Cassius
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B in oval punchUncertain mint, likely of Balkan origin. Uncertain emperor. Æ 21. Late 2nd - early 3rd century A.D. Obv: Inscription obliterated. Laureate bust right; countermark behind bust. Rev: Inscription obliterated. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia (?). Axis: 30°. Weight: 4.63 g. CM: B in oval punch, 5.5 x 7 mm. Possibly Howgego 765i (125 pcs). Note: It is difficult to say which of the “B” countermark groups identified by Howgego that this coin belongs to, if any. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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Bâ–ªAV in rectangular punchEPIRUS. Buthrotum. Nero. Æ 21 (As). A.D. 54-68. Obv: (NER)OCLAVDIV(SCAESARAVGGERM) or sim. Radiate head right; countermark on neck. Rev: (EXCONSENSVD, CCIB in ex) or similar. Butting bull right. Ref: RPC 1406 (or possibly 1403, 1408 or 1410). Axis: 180°. Weight: 5.38 g. CM: Bâ–ªAV in rectangular punch, 9 x 4 mm. Howgego 579 (19 pcs). Note: The countermark may possibly be read "Bvthrotvm Avgvsta". Collection Automan.Automan
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Bearded male head8895. Bronze AE 18, Spijkerman 1a, VF, Decapolis, Philadelphia mint, 7.45g, 18.0mm, 315o, 80 - 81 A.D.; obverse FILADELFEWN, diademed, draped and veiled bust of Demeter left, countermarked with a bearded male head; reverse G - M / L- P ( = Year 143 = 80 / 81 A.D. ), five ears of corn, leaf on either side; $70.00. Forum catalog.
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BeeLycia, Myra, 1st cent. B.C. AE-15 mm, 3.38 grs. AV: Head of Artemis with stephane to right. RV: Stag standing to right, above [..]OU. Round CM: Bee (from Ephesos). Collection: Mueller.Automan
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BowSyria, Seleucid Kings, Seleucos II., 246-226 B.C. AE-17 mm, 3.98 grs. AV: Head of Herakles in a lionskin to right. Round CM: Bow. RV: BASILEWS / SELEUKOY either side of Apollo sitting on Omphalos to left, holding bow and arrow. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Bow in caseTarsos, region of Cilicia 2nd-1st century BC.


Obv: Turreted head of Tyche right;

Countemark BOW IN CASE

Rev: TAΡΣEΩN, Zeus in himation seated left on throne,

holding eagle-tipped sceptre

Diameter: 20 mm. / Weight: 5,84 gms. / Material: Æ-Bronze

Refs: SNG France 1285ff. var.
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BranchCILICIA. Mallus. Domitian. Æ 23 (Assarion?). A.D. 81-96. Obv: AYTOKPATWPΔOMI-TIANOC. Laureate head right; Countermark before. Rev: MAΛΛΩTΩN, IOY/AΓA in two lines in field to left. Tyche seated right, holding ear of corn; beneath two river-gods swimming left and right. Ref: BMC -; RPC 1738 (2 pcs); Levante 1271; Lindgren 1543A. Axis: 360°. Weight: 7.07 g. Note: Ziegler (1993) notes 6 coins of Domitian from Mallus. RPC only notes two specimens of this type. CM: Branch in oval punch, 3 x 4 mm. Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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BucraniumSYRIA: SELEUCIS & PIERIA. Antiochia ad Orontem. Trajan. Æ 24 (As). A.D. 115/116 (?). Obv: IMPCAESNERTRAIANOOPTIMOAVGGE(RM). Radiate and draped bust right; Countermark behind. Rev: DAC(PARTH)ICO(PMTRPOTXXCOSVIPP) or similar. SC in laurel-wreath. Ref: RIC 644 or 647 (?). Axis: 180°. Weight: 7.39 g. CM: Bucranium, in circular punch, 6 mm. Howgego 294 (23 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
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