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Byzantine Period, Crusader States, County of Edessa. Baldwin II , Second reign (1108-1118) . Æ FollisCRUSADER STATES . County of Edessa. Baldwin II , Second reign (1108-1118) . Æ Follis
Æ Follis. 8.35 g. Heavy issue .
Obverse : armed warrior standing left holding sword and shield .
Reverse : True Cross on two-stepped base , large pellet in each upper angle , three pellets and sprig in each lower angle .

( Obverse - overstruck on Richard Class 3 reverse , trace of Δ in circular legend and on Baldwin Class 2 reverse long cross , pellets , X and B in first and second angles ;
Reverse - on bust of Christ Baldwin Class 2 obverse ;
CCS 7 ; Slocum 11 ; Porteous, NC 1975 Class 3 ;

Porteous, NC 1975 Plate 16 , 38 (this coin) ; Ex. John Slocum collection , Sothebys London sale 6-7 March 1997 lot 11 ( illustrated Pl.1). Ex Jean Elsen Sale
Vladislav D
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Byzantine Period, Empire of Nicaea: John III Ducas-Vatazes (1222-1254) BI Trachy, Magnesia Mint (Sear-2093; DOC 39.2)Obv: Bust of Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; hold scroll in left hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbus cross
Rev: Full-length figure of emperor on left, and of St. Constantine bearded, holding between them patriarchal cross at the base of which, three steps. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, jeweled loros of simplified type, and sagion; holds labarum-headed scepter in right hand. Saint similarly dressed, holds scepter cruciger in left hand

Plate Coin from the Catalogue of the Byzantine Coins in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection and in the Whittemore Collection
3 commentsQuant.Geek
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Byzantine Period, Principality of ANTIOCH . Bohemond III ( 1163-1201) . Ex. Roupen hoard0.80g, 17 mm . 'Helmet' denier class B/C ('mule') of Bohemond III (c1165?).
Obv. +BOAMVNDVS Helmeted head left
Rev. +ANTIOCHIA Cross pattée, crescent in second angle .
Metcalf 372-373
Marcus Phillips 'The Roupen hoard of Helmet pennies of Antioch', Numismatic Chronicle 2005, pp 249-276 . Plate 30 - 27(this coin).
Purchased from C.J.Sabine
Vladislav D
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Byzantine Period, Principality of ANTIOCH . Bohemond III or IV ( 1163-1216 ) . Ex. Roupen hoard. Ex. Roupen hoard . Principality of ANTIOCH . Bohemond III or IV ( 1163-1216 )
0.83g, 18 mm . Helmet denier ('Irregular') class J of Bohemond III/IV
Obv. +BOAIIVIIDVS Helmeted head left
Rev. +A.ITIOCII.IA Cross pattée, crescent in second angle .
Metcalf 417-437
The existence of die links with coins in the name of Roupen shows that the
introduction of the annulet marked the end of the issue .
Marcus Phillips 'The Roupen hoard of Helmet pennies of Antioch', Numismatic Chronicle 2005, pp 249-276 . Plate 34 - 331(this coin).
Ex 'Roupen' hoard No 331
Purchased from C.J.Sabine
Vladislav D
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BYZANTINE, ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron S- Unlisted DOC 41 CLBC 2.4.11
OBV Monogram of Alexius.

REV Bust of Emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type holds in r. hand jeweled scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 16/18mm

Weight 2.3gm

This is believed to be a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. Grierson believed this coin to be an imitation and Hendy's original catalog mentioned the coin as mythical , a coin had been published a century before but no currently known examples.
By the time DOC IV was published twenty years latter, one was found in the collection of the museum of Istanbul.

My example has now been published in BULLETIN du cercle d'etudeas Numismatiques VOL 52 Jan 2015 by Cedric Wolkow, three examples are shown. This one appears to be in the best condition.

DOC lists the above coin as the only example( Istanbul Museum ) Weight 3.74gm and size at 17mm. Mine is considerable lighter.
Simon
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Greek, ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 88-30 BC.AR hemidrachm. 15mm 2.16g.
Laureate head Zeus right/ Achaian league monogram. XE SW PA across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.
VF. Toned. BCD 508.7 (this coin); Clerk 81; Benner-Patrai-51 (this coin). exBeast Coins.
Dino
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GREEK, Boutin, Collection Pozzi 2945 (this coin); Holt A6.4 (this coin); Kritt A6 (plate 2 A6 this coin); CSE 1294 (this coin); SNG Lockett 3109 (this coin ID: SNGuk_0300_3109); Pozzi 2945 (this coin); ESM 717α (this coin)Baktrian Kingdom, Diodotos I, ca. 255/250-240 BC, AR Tetradrachm

Diademed head of Diodotos I right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Zeus advancing left hurling thunderbolt, eagle at feet, ΙΔΤ (Iota, Delta, Sampi) monogram in inner left field.

Holt A6.4 (this coin); Kritt A6 (plate 2 A6 this coin); CSE 1294 (this coin); SNG Lockett 3109 (this coin ID: SNGuk_0300_3109); Pozzi 2945 (this coin); ESM 717α (this coin); SNG ANS 77; SC 631.a; Bopearachchi 2E; Mitchiner 64d; Qunduz 6; HGC 9, 24. Mint "A" - Ai Khanoum

(26 mm, 15.73 g, 6h).
Herakles Numismatics, July 2013; ex- Houghton Collection (CSE 1294); ex- Lockett Collection (SNGLockett 3109); ex-Pozzi Collection: Naville Sale I (1921), 2945.

This coin has a very distinguished provenance and has been published as plate coin in four reference works.
It was cleaned after the CSE 1294 image resulting in removal of surface deposits and 0.1 g lower weight than CSE, Holt and SNG Lockett listings
3 commentsn.igma
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Greek, Calabria, Tarentum AR nomos (c. 272-240 BC)o/ Youth on horseback right; behind, Nike flying right, crowning him.
r/ Phalanthos astride dolphin left, holding grain ear and ornate trident; monogram behind.
6.1g. 19mm
Vlasto 911 This coin
2 commentsAugustin Caron
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Greek, CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 365-355 BC. AR Nomos. Fischer-Bossert 564b (this coin)Youthful nude jockey riding horse standing right; to right, bearded herm left; below horse, TH. Rev. TAΡ[AΣ] Phalantos, with wild flowing hair, riding dolphin left, holding oinochoe in right hand. Fischer-Bossert 564b (this coin). Vlasto 410 (same obverse die). Beautifully toned and of fine style. Minor areas of flatness, otherwise, good very fine.

From the Prof. Langlotz Collection, Auctiones AG 23, 17-18 June 1993, 185.

This is a particularly charming depiction of the hero Phalanthos, with wild waving hair and an impish smile, indicating how much he is enjoying the dolphin ride.
3 commentsLeo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #1139CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Tritemorion(?) (0.47 g).
Female head left / Three crescents facing outward around central pellet. Vlasto 1139 (this coin); HN Italy 924. Near VF, toned, cleaning marks. Apparently unique.

From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection. Ex Spink Numismatic Circular CVIII.4 (August 2000), no. 2874; M.P. Vlasto Collection, 1139; Nervenga Collection (Sambon, 18 November 1907), lot 381.
Leo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #1229CALABRIA, Taras. 380-334 BC. AR Diobol
0.83 gm
Horse galloping / Taras on dolphin.
Vlasto.1229. SNG.ANS.1356. Toned VF, some corrosion.
Rare. ex Vlasto collection.
Leo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #1297CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Diobol (11mm, 1.19 g, 11h).
Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with hippocamp / Herakles kneeling right, holding club, battling the Nemean Lion. Vlasto 1297 (this coin); HN Italy 911. VF, toned, obverse off center. Good metal.
Leo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #140CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 470-465 BC. AR Nomos
18.5mm, 8.05 g, 7h
Taras, nude, raising left hand and supporting himself with his right, riding dolphin right; TARAS (retrograde) to left, scallop shell below / Head of nymph (Satyra?) left in linear circle within concave incuse. Fischer-Bossert Group 5, 91b (V41/R60) = Vlasto 140 (this coin, illustrated in both references); HN Italy 838; Berlin 65 (same dies). VF, old cabinet tone, a few marks.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex M. L. Collection of Coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 4; A. D. Moretti Collection; Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 575; Hess-Leu [11] (24 March 1959), lot 5; Kricheldorf IV (7 October 1957), lot 26; Münzen und Medaillen AG VIII (8 December 1949), lot 696; Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; Maddalena Collection (Sambon & Canessa, 7 May 1903), lot 244.
2 commentsLeo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #219CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 460-420 BC. AR Nomos
7.77g, 22mm, 7h
Taras on dolphin to l., holding strigil in extended r. and resting l. on back of dolphin; beneath, cray-fish to l.; plain border.
Male figure, as before, naked to waist, seated to l. on chair, holding in extended r. small net in which a fish to l., and resting l. arm on back of chair.
Vlasto 219 (this coin). Sir H.Weber collection 535, plate. 24 (this coin). Fischer-Bossert 33.
Ex Sir Hermann Weber Collection, 535, plate 24. Weber purchased from Sim sale in 1890.
Leo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #233CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 430-425 BC. AR Nomos

20.5mm, 7.21 g, 4h
Taras, nude, riding dolphin left, holding akrostolion; below, fish left / Taras, as Oikistes, seated left, holding strigil with lekythos and distaff downward, at which cat, to left, jumps. Fischer-Bossert Group 17, 255h (V120/R191) = Vlasto 233 = Walcher von Molthein 115 (this coin); Vlasto, Taras, Type 47B; HN Italy 844; Jameson 104 (same dies). Old cabinet tone, scattered marks. Near VF. Very rare, only 13 noted by Fischer-Bossert, no additional pieces in CoinArchives.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Michael Pandely Vlasto Collection; Léopold Walcher de Molthein Collection (Cahn 9, 25 February 1901), lot 2598.
1 commentsLeo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #33820mm, 7.93 g, 2h
Youth on horse galloping right; tiny Λ below / Phalanthos, holding torch, riding dolphin left.

Fischer-Bossert Group 26, 361.2 (V164/R283) = Vlasto 338 (this coin); HN Italy 850. Old collection tone, small edge test cut, a few marks on edge, struck from worn dies. VF.

Ex Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection.
1 commentsLeo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #475CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 385-380 BC. AR Nomos

22mm, 7.88 g, 12h
Nude youth on horse leaping right; A to lower left, P to lower right / Phalanthos, nude, holding kantharos, riding dolphin left; X below, Ω above tail. Fischer-Bossert Group 31c, 471b (V199/R356) = Vlasto 475 = M.P. Vlasto, “Monnaies rares ou inédites de Tarente de ma collection” in RBN 1899, p. 150, 7 and pl. VI, 7 (this coin); HN Italy 880; Winterthur 225 (same dies). Old collection tone, minor flan flaws, small die break on reverse. Good VF.

From the Matthew Curtis Collection. Ex Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection, 475.
Leo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #650GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. AR Nomos. Circa 290-281 BC.
7.72 g, Helmeted horseman galloping l., holding spears and shield decorated with dolphin; below, KAΛ and around, A - Z - Λ.
Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Dolphin rider l., holding distaff; in l. field, COI and in r. field, trident pointing downwards.
Vlasto 650 (these dies). SNG Sweden II, 157. Fischer-Bossert 1136b (this coin illustrated). Historia Numorum Italy 940.
Rare. Of pleasant style and with a lovely iridescent tone, minor marks, otherwise about extremely fine Ex Vinchon sale 13th April 1985, 22.
2 commentsLeo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #915Taras 272-240 BC Nomos
Calabria, Tarentum; c. 272-240 BC, Nomos, 6.51g(new standard of weight compared with the old 7.5g). HN Italy-1043, Vlasto-915 (this coin).

Obv: Naked boy crowned by Victory flying behind him, on horse standing r. with raised l. foreleg; Greek ethnic below horse (not evident), EY in r. field.
Rx: Taras on dolphin r., holding cornucopia and trident whose head is visible behind his neck; TAPAΣ below, monogram in l. field (expanded by Vlasto to IΩΠY).
Ex Künker 193, 26 September 2011, lot 23. G&M 190, 11 October 2011, lot 15. From the M.P. Vlasto Collection. Extremely well struck reverse with beautiful detail EF.

I appreciate to have this coin. It is from M.P. Vlasto collection.
1 commentsLeo
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #938Calabria, Taras. From Sir Arthur Evans Collection
c. 240-228 BC. AR Nomos, 6.39g (10h). Obv: Naked youth riding horse at full gallop right, holding torch behind him; in field to left monogram HPAK; below, ΔΑΙΜΑΧΟC. Rx: ΤΑ - ΡΑC in field under Taras astride dolphin left holding trident in left hand and kantharos in right; in field to right, monogram ANΔPE. Vlasto 938 (this coin). Evans, Tarentum (1889), p. 194, pl. X. 1 (this coin). Ex Vlasto Coll. 938, pl. XXX. From the Sir Arthur Evans Collection.
3 commentsLeo
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GREEK, CSE 937 (this coin); CSE Plate 56, 937 (this coin)Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Seleukeia on the Tigris

Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, NO in left field.

SC 119.3(a); HGC 9, 16f; ESM 23 (same dies A27-P79); CSE 937 (this coin); CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047).
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint ca. 300-296 BC.

(25 mm, 16.91 g, 12h).
ex-William K. Raymond Collection; ex- Arthur Houghton Collection.

Some time in the last five years of the fourth century BC the mint at Seleukeia on the Tigris opened to issue coinage in the name of Seleukos. Initial issues maintained the Zeus Aëtophoros (eagle) reverse image. However, shortly thereafter, the Zeus Nikephoros (Nike) image was introduced in parallel with the Aëtophoros image. The Nikephoros reverse was a direct allusion to Seleukos victory over Antigonos at Ipsos in 301 BC. This is one of three known examples of SC 119.3(a). The others are ESM 23 in the Danish national collection Copenhagen and CSE 2, 58 (AHNS 1047). Seleucid Coins lists another from the Tricala 1979 hoard (CH IX, 000) in the Athens Numismatic Museum, but this is in fact an example of ESM 24 (Zeus Aëtophoros) that was incorrectly catalogued as ESM 23 by Oeconomides - refer Oeconomides Pl. 66, 109. All noted examples are from the same obverse die. The obverse of this coin is a die match to that of a Zeus Aëtophoros issue with identical NO primary control which is now found in the Berlin collection (ESM 24; Newell Pl V, 4).
n.igma
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Greek, Datames stater, SNG Levante 86 = SNG von Aulock 5951 (this coin)384-361/0 BC
25 mm, 10.57 g
obv: Baaltars seated right; holding grain ear and grape bunch, resting on eagle-tipped scepter; thymiaterion to left, branch under throne; all within crenellated wall
rev: Satrap seated right, wearing Persian dress, holding arrow; winged solar disk upper right, bow lower right
(Casabonne series 2; SNG Levante 86 = SNG von Aulock 5951 (this coin); SNG France 288ff var. (symbol under throne on obverse))
3 commentsareich
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GREEK, Illyria, Dyrrachion. AR StaterCirca 340-280 BC (21mm, 10.71 g, 4h). Maier 23 var. (lizard on rev.); Meadows, Coin Hoard (forthcoming) 175 (this coin); SNG Copenhagen –; BMC 17 var. (same). Obverse Cow standing right, looking back at suckling calf standing left below; above, wasp right. Reverse Double stellate pattern, divided by line, in double linear square border (single on one side); DYP retrograde, club below; all within linear circle border. Good VF, bright surfaces, some porosity. Well centered. Very rare.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 93rd Printed Auction, lot 190.

Dyrrhachion was founded as Epidamnos in the ancient region of Illyria in 627 BC by ancient Greek colonists from Corinth and Korkyra. The city's geographical position was highly advantageous, as it was situated around a natural rocky harbor which was surrounded by inland swamps and high cliffs on the seaward side, making the city very difficult to attack from either land or sea. The city, together with Corinth’s conflict with Korkyra was one of the causes in precipitating the Peloponnesian War. Dyrrhachion was noted for being a politically advanced society, prompting Aristotle to praise its political system in controlling trade between the Greek colonists and the locals. The Romans prefer calling the city Dyrrhacium since the last two syllables of the city’s name “–damnos” connotes a different meaning and inauspicious to Roman ears. The designs of the staters of Korkyra as well as its colonies, Apollonia and Dyrrhachion, have been the subject of much numismatic speculation. Eckhel (Doctrina numorum veterum [Vienna, 1792/3], II:155) accepted the view of Laurentius Beger (Observationes Et Conjecturae In Numismata Quaedam Antiqua [Brandenburg, 1691]), who argued that the design represented the garden of Alkinöos, the mythical king of Phaiakia, described in detail by the poet Homer (Od. 7.112-133). Based on the assumption that mythical Phaiakia was the island of ancient Korkyra (mod. Corfu), and knowing that Korkyrans colonized both Apollonia and Dyrrhachion, Beger (and through him, Eckhel) concluded that the central elements were flowers and that the overall design must represent either the layout of the garden, or the doors leading to it. Other numismatists argued that the central elements of the design were more star-like. While Böckh and Müller (in P. Gardner, "Floral patterns on Archaic Greek coins," NC 1881, p. 1) felt this to be the case, they considered the elements to be nothing more than a fortuitous series of random strokes. Friedlander and von Sallet (Das königliche Münzkabinett [Berlin, 1877], coins 72-75) viewed them as symbols of the Dioskouri. Proponents of either interpretation continue to argue their views (see Alfred Maier, "Die Silberprägung von Apollonia und Dyrrhachion," NZ 41 [1908], p. 2 and note 4 [garden]; Traité, Part II, Volume I, column 931 [garden]; Michael E. Marotta, "Dyrrachium: Rome's doorway to Greece," Celator [April 1997], pp. 6-7 [garden]; Gyula Petrányi, “Gardens of Alkinoos: Fact or Fiction?” on the reverse pattern of the silver coins from Corcyra, Apollonia and Dyrrachium," Celator [November 1998], pp. 22-24 [Dioskouroi]). Gardner (op. cit.) was convinced that the reverse design had a religious meaning, but was unconvinced that the symbols were either a garden layout, or stars. Instead, he favored a floral interpretation. He argued that this was indicated not only by their general shape, but in some particular instances by an intentional modification to make them appear more floral. Noting a similarity between the reverse types of Korkyran staters – the model for the staters of Apollonia and Dyrrhachion – and those of other Greek city-states, most notably Miletos and Kyrene, he argued that this was due to a common religious cult between them, since he believed that Greek coin types were primarily religious in origin. Arguing that the most probable deity was Apollo, Gardner concluded that the reference was to Apollo Aristaios or Nomios, a pastoral version of that god who was worshiped (among other places) both at Kyrene and throughout northern Greece and was known to be the protectors of flocks (cf. Pind. Pyth. 9.64-65). Most recently, Nicolet-Pierre revisited the issue of the reverse design in her article on the archaic coinage of Korkyra ("À props du monnayage archaïque de Corcyre," SNR 88 (2009), pp. 2-3), and offered a novel interpretation. Noting a passage of Thucydides (3.70.4) in which that author cited the existence on the island of a sacred precinct (temenos) and dedicated to Zeus and Alkinöos, she suggested that the reverse design might have been inspired by this, and not Homer's garden of Alkinöos. Since Apollonia and Dyrrhachion, as colonies of Korkyra, employed that island's designs in their own coinage, it is necessary to explain why Korkyra used such symbols on its coinage. The archaic staters of Korkyra were the first issues to employ a cow standing right (or left), suckling its calf on the obverse. (BMC 1-8 [for cow right]; BMC 9-16 [for cow left]). A similar obverse design appears on the coinage of Karystos in Euboia and, according to Plutarch (Quaest. Graec.), Korkyra was settled by Euboians, whose coinage symbol was a bovine. Several dedications in the form of a bronze bull are attested for the Korkyrans and the island's patron god was Apollo. The reverse design of the archaic staters consists of a pair of incuse punches, consisting of stars (BMC 1 and pl. XXI, 1). That the symbol was a star is certain, as fractions of this series and subsequent issues with a star on the obverse make plain. One stater (BMC 10 and pl. XXI, 2), puts the star design in a more abstract arrangement, becoming the precursor of the reverse design type employed in later stater issues (BMC 39 and pl. XXI, 9). The striking lines formed by the incuse punches are retained in the later design as lines of the frame. Thus, the staters of Apollonia, Dyrhachion, and Korkyra demonstrate a meticulous progressive recopying of an archaic coin type that continued under its colonies, and not an allusion to a possible Homeric past.


Jason T
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GREEK, Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 41 (this coin illustrated on plate 14) Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Sardis 282-281 BC
Head of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated left, EP monogram to left, AΣ beneath throne.

SC 3.3a; HGC 9, 16a; Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 41 (this coin illustrated on plate 14) dies A1/P7; Nelson "Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265) 726-732 (this coin); WSM 1352 α, A1/ P7.

Seleukos’ military mint at Sardis 282-281 BC.

(25 mm, 17.12 g, 12h).

ex- Commerce "Seleucus I" Hoard (CH 10.265).

References:
Miller, R. P. and O. D. Hoover. 2010. The Sardes Mint under Seleucus I Nicator. American Journal of Numismatics Second Series, 22, 25-34.

Nelson, B. R. 2010 Commerce (“Seleucus I” Hoard) 2005 (CH 10.265). In CH 10, 73-104.

CH 10 = Hoover, O., A. Meadows and U. Wartenberg, eds. 2010. Coin hoards, Volume X: Greek Hoards. New York: Royal Numismatic Society/American Numismatic Society.
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GREEK, pseudo-autonomous, Asia minor, Lydia, Saittai, BMC 23AE 22, 5.82g, 225°
Struck early 3rd century
obv. AZIO - T - THNOC
bust of Men Aziottenos, r., wearing Phrygian cap ornamented with stars,
crescent behind shoulders
rev. CAITTHNWN
Youthfull river-god Hermos leaning l., holding reed in r. hand and cornucopiae
in l. arm; resting l. ellbow on inverted vase from which water is flowing l.
ERMOC in ex.
ref. BMC 23; SNG von Aulock 3089; Imhoof-Blumer p.127, 1; published in Patricia Lawrence, In Memory of
Eugene Numa Lane, in MVSE, vol. 42, Annual of the Museum of Art and Archeoloy, University of Missouri,
vol. 42, 2008, p. 31, fig. 6
rare, good VF
added to www.wildwinds.com
added to asiaminorcoins.com
The stars on the cap clearly seen on this specimen are not mentioned in BMC nor SNG von Aulock. Pat Lawrence: "A glorious coin!"

Hermos, today Gediz in Turkey.
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #1099Taras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
302 - 281 BC (Period VI)
AR Drachm (16mm, 3.09g, 3h)
Nikokrates, magistrate.
O: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with Skylla throwing stone.
R: Owl with closed wings standing right on Ionic capital, head facing; [NIKO]KPAT[HΣ] to left, TA to right.
Vlasto 1099 (this coin); HN Italy 1052
From the M.P. Vlasto Collection. ex CNG

“Michel P. Vlasto was born in Athens on the 1st February 1874 and Studied in Marseilles.
… He was a born artist and very good at drawing. His artistic feeling made him a real worshipper of Greek art; everything beautiful charmed him; if he could have done so a museum would have been his home. The real pleasure he felt in admiring a beautiful work of Greek art was so intense that he used to say he could not imagine life without Art and that beauty and Happiness went together. As a result he could not feel happy unless he was surrounded by Beauty. The room where he used to spend most of his leisure was a kind of temple in which a few perfect specimens of Greek art were the idols he worshipped in a real religious way.
… But all these splendid surroundings were only the frame of the world famous collection of Tarentine coins which represented his chief interest in life and really his sole hobby. But he did not limit himself to collecting coins as most collectors do; he was a real self-made scholar; his knowledge of Tarentine numismatic was complete; there was not a single coin in a public or private cabinet which he did not know, and nothing was said or written about Tarentum, its history and its art which escaped him. He published several contributions to numismatics and many of his books are famous.”

~ Oscar E. Ravel (Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - 1947)
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #1235Taras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
380-325 BC
AR Diobol (11.5mm, 1.15g, 2h)
O: Head of Athena right, helmet decorated with hippocamp.
R: Naked Herakles seated left on dead lion right, holding cup in right hand and club in left.
Vlasto 1235 (this coin); HN Italy 910
Very rare
From the AG Collection.; ex Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; ex Vecchi 17; ex CNG

This coin is extremely rare, and Vlasto cites only this single die combination. While I am sure it isn’t unique I could find no other specimen of this type listed anywhere.
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #1241380-325 BC
AR Diobol (11.5mm, 1.12g, 1h)
O: Helmeted head of Athena left, helmet decorated with Skylla.
R: Herakles standing right, strangling the Nemean lion; bow, quiver, and club to left; K between legs, [|- to lower right].
Vlasto 1241 (this coin); HN Italy 914
From the David Wray Collection. ex Michel P. Vlasto Collection; ex CNG

Vlasto plate coin, #1241
Enodia
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #1296Taras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
380-325 BC
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.22g, 11h)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with hippocamp; Ξ behind neck-flap.
R: Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean lion; [club] to left, TA above.
Vlasto 1296 (this coin); HN Italy 912
From the M.P Vlasto Collection. ex Pegasi Numismatics; ex MNS

"Mr. Vlasto's collection of Tarentine coins is certainly the most complete that exists; practically all known varieties are represented; its catalog can therefore be considered a real corpus of the coinage of Tarentum. Numerous are the rare or unique specimens; but what makes this collection an outstanding one is its large number of exceptionally well preserved coins. Mr. Vlasto was never content with his specimens; if he could get a better one, he never missed the opportunity. He used to tell me that in some cases he had changed six specimens of the same coin and that he would even change the sixth if he could find a better one. The results is that many of his coins are really wonderful gems of priceless value. Any colledctor would be proud to have just one of them in his collection."
~ Oscar Ravel (Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto)
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #1302Taras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
325-280 BC
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.14g, 8h)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a hippocamp.
R: Herakles crouching right, strangling the Nemean lion to right; EY above.
Vlasto 1302 (this coin); HN Italy 976
From the M.P Vlasto collection. ex MNS
Enodia
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #1489Taras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
325-280 BC
AR Litra (11mm, 0.64g, 12h)
O: Scallop shell with nine teeth.
R: Dolphin leaping right; small dolphin left above, |-HP(?) below.
Vlasto 1489 (this coin); McGill II, 182; HN Italy 979
From the M.P Vlasto Collection. ex MNS

“The part of the small denominations, which owing to their small size, have always been ignored by the collectors, show such a sequence of small works of art, and so complete, that every museum would be pleased to have it in its cabinet. For many numismatists some of these tiny pieces, will be a real revelation.”
~ Oscar E. Ravel (Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - 1947)
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Greek, Ravel; Descriptive Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto - #1661Taras, Calabria (Plate Coin)
302-228 BC
AR Obol (10mm, 0.53g)
O: Kantharos; three pellets around.
R: Kantharos with bunch of grapes to right; pellets around.
Vlasto 1661 (this coin); Cote ---
Scarce
From the M.P Vlasto collection; ex Den of Antiquity
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GREEK, SC 68, Price P167 - American Journal of Numismatics Second Series 27: 41-97 : Taylor L. W. H. Triparadeisos to Ipsos Series IV, 189 (this coin), Plate 12, 189 (this coin)Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Babylonia, Uncertain Mint 6A

Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛEΩΣ ФIΛIΠΠOY Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, star symbol beneath throne, Π recut over an earlier mint control in left field.

Taylor, Triparadeisos to Ipsos, Series IV, 189 (this coin), Plate 12, 189 (this coin), dies A50/P1; HGC 9, 11a (same dies); SC 68 (same dies); WSM 1241 (same dies); Price P167 (same dies).

Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia, 303-302 BC.

Struck under Seleukos utilising a reverse die from an earlier lifetime Philip issue (Price P160) with the left field mint control recut. Obverse die linked to examples of SC 67 (Alexander), SC 69 (Seleukos) and SC 50.1 (Alexander Uncertain Mint 1).

One of four examples known and the only one outside the ANS (Newell) collection.

(26 mm, 17.0 g, 3h).

Reference: Taylor, L. W. H. 2015. From Triparadeisos to Ipsos: Seleukos I Nikator’s Uncertain Mint 6A in Babylonia.
AJN Second Series 27: 41-97.
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Greek, SICILY, Herbessos, Calciati III.5.OS.15=this coinSICILY, Herbessos. Circa 339/8-335 BC. Æ Litra (29mm, 20.82 g, 12h). Laureate head of Sikelia right / Head of man-faced bull right. Castrizio Series III, 1; Campana 5b; CNS 5; HGC 2, 412.

Calciati Plate Coin (Calciati III.5.OS.15=this coin)

Ex. CNG eAuction 327, lot 407 (Continental Collection); Ex. Titano 14, lot 31.
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Greek, SICILY, Panormos, Hoover HGC 2, 1062 (this coin); Giuseppe Bucetti, p. 344 (this coin).AE Onkia, 2.11 g, Sicily, Panormos, ca. 415-380 B.C. Obv: Forepart of Man-headed bull facing left, possibly ear of corn above or simply an encrustation divided from the man-faced bull by the tooler, in which case SYS should be above. Rev: Horse trotting right, ear of corn above. Calciati I, 272, no. 11. Hoover HGC 2, 1062 (this coin); Giuseppe Bucetti "Monete, Storia e topografia della Sicilia Greca," p. 344 (this coin). Definite tooling around the major devices, but the extent on the devices themselves is unclear. In hand, the devices do not appear to be tooled.

Ex. Dr. Busso-Peus, Auction 386, No. 108 (unsold)
Molinari
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GREEK, SICILY, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny. 485-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm, struck ca. 480-475 BC.Boehringer, Die Münzen von Syrakus, 1929 and reprint 1974, Plate 7, # 156

SICILY, Syracuse. Deinomenid Tyranny. 485-466 BC. AR Tetradrachm, struck ca. 480-475 BC.
16.93 g, 24 mm, 12 h, test cut.

Obverse: Charioteer driving slow quadriga right, holding kentron and reins; above, Nike flying right, crowning horses.

Reverse: ΣVRAK—ΟΣΙ—O—N, Head of Arethusa right, wearing pearl diadem, surrounded by four dolphins swimming clockwise.

Reference: Boehringer # 156 (V70/R108) (this coin), Prinz Waldeck # 488 (this coin), SNG ANS # 44

Pedigree:
- Ex-Prince (Fürst) Waldeck of Arolsen collection # 488.
- Berlin Coin Cabinet between ca. 1921 - 1931 (plaster casts were made).
- Boehringer plate coin # 156 ("Die Münzen von Syrakus", 1929).
- Ex-Münzhandel Basel, Vente publique N° 4, 1st of October, 1935, Lot # 488.
- Ex-Heinz Rühmann Collection (famous German movie actor).
- Ex-Gerhand Hirsch Nachfolger, Auction 332, 20th of September, 2017, Lot # 2069.
- Ex-Stock; Dealer Hamborg, Bernd.
- The Asena Collection (Burak Cebeci), purchased at Dortmund Coin Fair, 01.09.2019.
- Illustrated on Wildwinds as Boehringer 156 (http://wildwinds.com/coins/greece/sicily/syracuse/deinomenid/t.html)
Istinpolin
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Greek, SICILY, Tauromenion, CNS 4 (this coin illustrated)SICILY, Tauromenion. Circa 339/8-336 BC. Æ Hemilitron(?) (25mm, 16.81 g, 9h). Laureate head of Apollo Archagetas left / Man-headed bull standing left; grape bunch to left. Castrizio Series III, 1β; Campana 1b; CNS 4 (this coin illustrated); HGC 2, 1577; Virzi 1995–6. VF, dark green and brown surfaces.

Calciati Plate Coin

From the Trinacria Collection. Ex Elsen 36 (17 September 1994), lot 94. CNG 97, lot 51.
Molinari
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Greek, Syria, Seleukia and Piereia, Balanea Leucas, pseudo-autonomous, Lindgren & Kovacs 2178 (plate coin)AE 16, 3.3g
struck 2nd century AD
obv. LEVKADIE - WN
Nike stg. l., holding palm-branch and wreath
rev. XRYSOROAC - KLAVDIEW - N
Upper part of body of river-god Chrysoroas, looking frontal, left hand raised
ref. RPCI 4465B var. (different legend); SNG Copenhagen 303; Lindgren-Kovacs 2178 (this coin!)
about VF

Chrysoroas (the golden river), today Jerash river.
Jochen
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GREEK, Antioche de Syrie, p. 46, pl.4, G (this coin), Seleucid Coins 534.3 (this coin illustrated on Plate 25)Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochos II Theos, 261-246 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Tralles
Diademed head of Antiochos II right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow with left hand resting on bow; YA monogram in inner left field and ME in exergue.
Antioche de Syrie, p. 46, pl.4, G (this coin) dies A1-P5, referenced to W K Raymond coll., Fresno California; SC 534.3 (this coin - illustrated on Plate 25); HGC 9, 238i.
Tralles mint.
(30 mm, 16.45 g, 12h).
ex- Eukratides Ancient Numismatics; consigned from the William K. Raymond Collection.

This coin is referenced in Seleucid Coins (Volume I page 190 and Volume II Plate 25) with the comment, ‘Antioche de Syrie p.46. 14. Pl 4 G dies A1-P5 in W. K. Raymond coll, Fresno, California. Obverse die link with cat. Nos. 534.1-2 above, die in a very worn state, reverse die of barbarous style’. In describing the series to which this coin belongs, Seleucid Coins notes that it employs an obverse die of fine style, which after receiving considerable wear, is ultimately paired with a barbarous reverse die.

Tralles where this coin was struck was located in Ionia, about 50 kilometres inland from Ephesus.

References:
Georges le Rider. Antioche de Syrie sous les Séleucides Corpus des monnaies d'or et d'argent. I: De Séleucos I à Antiochos V, c. 300-161. Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, 1999.

Houghton A. and Lorber C. Seleucid Coins A Comprehensive Catalogue Part I Seleucus I through Antiochus III Volumes I & II. The American Numismatic Society, New York in association with Classical Numismatic Group Inc Lancaster/London 2002.
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GREEK. Ephesos AR Tetradrachm. Hecatomnus Hoard (1977).Circa 405-390 BC (21mm, 14.95 g, 12h). Aristainetos, magistrate. Hecatomnus 53b (O11/R48 – this coin); SNG Kayhan –; Winterthur 2904 (same obverse die). Obverse: bee with curved wings. Reverse: forepart of stag right, head left; palm tree to left (off flan), APIΣTAINETO[Σ] to right. Toned, VF. Struck on a tight flan.

Ex Hecatomnus Hoard (CH V, 17; CH VIII, 96; and CH IX, 387). Ex CNG Electronic Auction 338, lot 85.

The bee, palm tree and the stag are emblems of Ephesos. This city was an important center of worship of the Greek goddess Artemis, and the images on Ephesian coinage represent her. Ephesos also used the bee on its coins since it was a producer of honey, so the bee advertised their most famous product. The bee was also mythologically connected to Ephesos because, according to Philostratos, the colonizing Athenians were led to Ephesos in Ionia by the Muses who took the form of bees. Ephesos occupied the alluvial plain of the lower Cayster, but it owed its chief wealth and renown less to the produce of its soil than to the illustrious sanctuary of the old Anatolian nature-goddess, whom the Ionian Greeks identified with Artemis, the Goddess of Hunt. It is noteworthy that the high-priest of the temple of Artemis was called Ηεσσην, ‘the king bee,’ while the virgin priestesses bore the name of “melissai” or Honey-Bees. The stag was regarded as sacred to her and stag figures were said to have flanked the cult statue of Artemis in her temple at Ephesos. The palm tree alludes to Artemis’ birthplace, the island of Delos, where the goddess Leto gave birth to Artemis and her twin brother Apollo underneath a palm tree. Therefore, the coin might represent the city’s origin as well.

The earlier type tetradrachmae of Ephesos could be identified by the curved pair of wings of the bee on the obverse side of these coins. It is roughly estimated that a total of about less than a hundred of these tetradrachmae exist as compared to the straight wing bee variant of later emissions, which are believed to be seven to eight times more common than the former. These estimates are based on the findings and studies made after the discoveryof the Hecatomnus and Pixodarus hoards in 1977 and 1978, respectively. Prior to their discovery, there were only about 35 of these curved wing tetradrachmae recorded in existence.
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INDIA, Gwalior, Jhansi: Jayaji Rao (1843-1886) AR 1/8 rupee (KM-112)Plate Specimen coin from Krause Publications Standard Catalogue of World Coins 1801-1900, 7th Edition.Quant.Geek
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ISLAMIC, Zengids of Mosul, Saif al-Din Ghazi II, AE Dirhem, al-Jazira, AH 575 (Tim Wilkes plate coin)Tim Wilkes plate coin, Islamic Coins And Their Values, illustrated on page 123 as #1243.

Zengids of Mosul, Saif al-Din Ghazi II, AE Dirhem, al-Jazira, AH 575. (1170-1180 AD).
15.72 gm; 31 mm

Obverse: Helmeted male head left
Reverse: Kalima around.

Reference: S&S Type 61; Album 1861.2. Icv 1243 (this coin illustrated), Zeno #67807 (this coin)

Ex-CNG, Sale 84, lot #1688.
Ex-VAuction, Pars Coins Sale 5, lot #269
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Medieval, King John Penny: SCBI 56 Mass 1755 (this coin)John (1199-1216), Penny, class VIa2, London,
Walter, walter · on · lvn, 1.40g/4h
(SCBI Mass 1755, this coin; N 974/2; S 1353).
Good fine, dark-toned
J.D. Brand Collection [from Baldwin October 1960];
J.P. Mass Collection, Part I, DNW Auction 61, 17 March 2004, lot 355 (part);
J. Sazama Collection, Part I, DNW Auction 93, 26 September 2011, lot 1140 (part)
The collection of the late ray Inder
DNW Auction Coins tokens and Historical Medals September 18-20 2018, lot 192.
orfew
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Parthia, Arsakes I., 247 - 211 BCAR dr., 4,24gr., 18mm; Sellwood 1.1, Shore 1, Sunrise 234;
mint: Mithradatkart, axis: 11h;
obv.: beardless bust, right, w/bashlyk, 2 ribbons in back, loose cap tie down the side of the neck; neck hair; earring;
rev.: archer, left, w/bow in right hand; two-line legend: APΣAKOY right, (A)VTOKPATORO(Y) left;

in: David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1980, plate coin # 1.1.
Schatz
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Parthia, Artabanos IIIAR tetradrachm
c. 80 – 90 AD (struck May, 81 AD)
29 mm., 13.29 gm.
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint
Obv: Diademed bust left
Rev: Artabanos seated left, receiving open diadem from Tyche standing right, holding scepter; year above, month in exergue
Sellwood 74.5 var., Sunrise 441 var. (Artabanos V), SNP7: 841A (this coin)
Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum, Volume 7, Vologases I - Pacorus II, Plate 50, #841A
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Parthia, Artabanos III., 80 - 90 ADAR tdr., 13,48gr, 26,6mm; Sellwood 74.3, Shore -, Sunrise 441 (Artabanos V, 79/80-ca.85) AD); Sinisi Type I, p.104
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h; date: November (?) 80 AD
obv.: bare-headed, left, 4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, med.-long beard gently rounded off; earring, 3-layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental fishbone border;
rev.: king, left, on throne, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering untied diadem in right hand; dagger on left side(?); 6 lines of legend visible: (B)ACIΛ(EΩN) (PTA)BAN(OY) ΔIKΛIOY (A)ΠE (ΛAIOY?) EΠIΦΛNOYC (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); year between the heads BΦT (80/81 AD); exergual line;

in: Fabrizio Sinisi, Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum, Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 2013, cf. Plate 50, Artabanos III Type I/1(1), #844A.
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Parthia, Elymais, Kamnaskires IVAR obol
c. 63/2 – 54/3 BC
8 mm., 0.59 gm.
Uncertain mint
Obv. Diademed male bust left, short beard, uncertain mintmark
Rev: Belos or Zeus seated left on throne, holding a small Nike in outstretched right hand and scepter in left hand
Van’t Haaff 8.2.3-1a (this coin, page 71 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)
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Parthia, Elymais, Kamnaskires IVAR hemidrachm
c. 63/2-54/3 BC
2.02 gm.
Obv: Diademed and draped male bust left with full beard, horse head mintmark
Rev: Belos or Zeus seated left on throne, holding small Nike in his outstretched right hand and a scepter in his left hand; no monogram; date off flan
Van’t Haaff 8.3.3-1.a (this coin, page 73 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)
Robert L3
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Parthia, Elymais, Kamnaskires IVAR obol
c. 63/2 – 54/3 BC
9 mm., 0.50 gm.
Uncertain mint
Obv. Diademed male bust left, short beard, uncertain mintmark
Rev: Belos or Zeus seated left on throne, holding a small Nike in outstretched right hand and scepter in left hand
Van’t Haaff 8.2.3-1b (this coin, page 71 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)

Ex-Asher D. Atchick Collection
Robert L3
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Parthia, Elymais, Kamnaskires-OrodesAE drachm
Early to mid 2nd Century AD
15 mm., 3.68 gm.
Obv: Facing bust with large hair tufts at both sides, one crossbar on anchor, small symbol between bust and anchor
Rev: Dashes
Van’t Haaff 12.3.1-1B.e (this coin, page 101 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)
Ex-Van’t Haaff Collection
Robert L3
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Parthia, Elymais, Orodes I, late 1st to early 2nd cent.ADAE tdr., 15,61gr, 27,44mm;
mint: Susa (?)
Van’t Haaff 11.1.1-1a (this coin), Alram p. 146, #466, NB3;
obv.: bare-headed bust, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop, 2 ribbons; straight top hair running across head, side hair combed backwards, mustache, long pointed curly beard, multi-turn torque ending in pellet; cuirass w/shoulder pads; in right lower filed anchor w/2 upper and 2 lower cross bars, crescent and pellet above; in lower left field Aramaic legend ‘Orodes’; dotted border 10 - 12h;
rev.: head, left, w/diadem surrounded by 4 lines of blundered letters;

in: P.A. Van't Haaff, Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, CNG 2007, p. 92, type 11.1.1-1a; also in: Parthia.com.
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Parthia, Elymais, Orodes I., mid/late 1st cent.ADAE tdr., 15,61gr., 27,44mm;
Van’t Haaff 11.1.1c (this coin), Alram p.146 #466, pl. 15, NB3;
mint: axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/2-strand diadem, loop and 2 ribbons; med.-long bushy hair brushed back over the ear, mustache, long tapering beard cut off at the end; earring, multi-layer torque ending in pellet; cuirass; in right field 2-crossbar anchor w/crescent and star above, in left field Aramaic or Pahlavi MLK’ or part of it; dotted border 11 - 13h;
rev.: traces of small portrait surrounded by 4 lines of ‘Greek’ originally being BAΣIΛEΩΣ YPΩΔHΣ;

in: P.A. Van't Haaff, Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage, CNG 2007, p.92, 11.1.1-1c; also in: Parthia.com, Coins of Elymais;
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Parthia, Elymais, Orodes IVSecond half of 2nd Century AD
12 mm., 2.60 gm.
Obv: Bust left, hair tuft at top and at back, anchor in left field
Rev: Female bust to left, hair tuft falling at back right
Van’t Haaff 17.1.1-2a (this coin, page 140 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)
Ex-Van’t Haaff Collection
Robert L3
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Parthia, Elymais, PhraatesAE tetradrachm
Early to mid 2nd century AD
25 x 27 mm., 14.46 gm.
Obv: Bust to left in tiara with star in crescent; two line legend in left field; two crossbars on anchor
Rev: Degenerated dashes
Van’t Haaff 14.7.1-1B.a (this coin, page 127 of the “Catalogue of Elymaean Coinage” by P.A. van’t Haaff, published by CNG, Inc., 2007)
Ex-Van’t Haaff Collection
Robert L3
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Parthia, Orodes I. or Mithradates III.,, 90 - 77 BCAR tdr., 16,16gr, 29,4mm; Sellwood 31.1, Shore --, Sunrise 306 (Mithradates III, 87-80 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara (3rows of pellets, 6-point star as side decoration, long ear flaps) and diadem w/knot and 2 ribbons; mustache, medium-long beard; earring, torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border almost complete;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in right hand; 7-line legend: BΛCIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛoY ΛPΣΛKoY ΛYToKPΛTo(PoC) ΦIΛoΠΛToPoC EΠIΦΛNoYC ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoC; exergual line;

in: David Sellwood The Coinage of Parthia, Spink, 1980, plate #31.1, and 1971, plate #31/4; also in: Parthia.com, Orodes I; also in: Michael Mitchiner, The Ancient and Classical World, Hawkins, 1971 p. 112, #531.
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PARTHIA, Orodes IIRhagai mint. Diademed and draped bust left, wearing torque ending in pellet / BΛCIΛEΩC/BΛKIΛEΩH ΛP CΛKOY EVEPΓETOV/ΔIKΛ• •Y EΠIΦΛNOYΣ/ΦIΛEΛΛNI• •C (sic), archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; ΓP monogram below bow; quadrate Cs in legend. Sellwood 45.12; cf. Shore 224 (for type); Sunrise –.

Published in "An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia" (1971) by David Sellwood. Plate number 5, identified as 45/10.
ThatParthianGuy
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Parthia, Orodes II. or Mithradates IV., 58/57 - 55 BCBI tdr., 15,02gr, mm; Sellwood 44.1, Shore - , Sunrise 355 (Mithradates IV);
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ broad diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 5 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border 7 to 15h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand; 5-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN (M)EΓAΛOV APΣAKOV KAI KTIΣT(OV); exergual line; KTIΣTOΣ meaning: founder - S. 44.1 is the only coin using this epithet (to my knowledge);

in: David Sellwood , The Coinage of Parthia, Spink 1980, plate #44.1.
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Parthia, Orodes II., 57 - 38 BCBI tdr., 13,92 gr, mm; Sellwood 45.6, Shore 209, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad diadem, 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves, possibly no facial hair; multi-turn torque ending in something other than pellet; ear ring; cuirass w/star on chest; dotted border 8 to 16h;
rev.: king on throne, left, extending right arm to receive hand of kneeling Tyche; symbol between heads; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩ(Σ) BAΣIΛEΩN APΣAKOY (blurred) EVEPΓETOV ΔIKAIOV EΠIΦANOVΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ in exergue: ΠA = Panimou;

A SELLWOOD PLATE COIN (David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, second edition, 1980 and first edition, 1971). Also in: Parthia.com.
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Parthia, Pakoros II., 77/78 - 105 ADAR tdr., 13,44gr, 25,8mm; Sellwood 75.4, Shore -, Sunrise -, Sinisi Type II, p. 86;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/facing torso; 4-layer broad diadem, 1 loop and 2 broad ribbons; medium-long hair in 4 waves of curls, beardless; 3-layer necklace; tunic w/ornamental border; in upper right field Δ;
rev.: king, left, on horseback, facing goddess w/staff or sceptre offering diadem in right hand behind her male figure w/untied diadem(?); 1 line of legend readable: (BACIΛEΩC) (BACIΛEΩN) (APCAKOY) ΠΛKO(POV) (EΠIΦANOVC) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); exergual line; year between the heads and month in exergue unreadable;

in: Fabrizio Sinisi, Sylloge Nummorum Parthicorum, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, p. 60, # 1114.
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Parthia, Pakoros II., 78 - 105 ADAR dr., 3,42gr, 20,74mm; Sellwood 73.13, Shore 397, Sunrise-, Sinisi Type Vb, p. 89;
mint: Court at Ekbatana; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/ 4-strand diadem, 2 loops and 3 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, beardless; earring, 3 layer necklace; in upper right field above loops the Aramaic letters for pk; tunic border in fishbone pattern; dotted border 9 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one hand and monogram below bow; left lower leg missing; 7-line legend: OΛIIΛE OΛIIΛTΛN NIΛNOO ΛXIOV ΠNPΛII (last two to be read from the inside), EΠΦΛNOC ΦIAH ... (blurred letters);

A Sellwood plate coin: David Sellwood, An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia, Second Edition, Spink 1980, plate 73.13.
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Parthia, Phraatakes, 2 - 4 ADBI tdr., 9,66gr; 25,5mm; Sellw. 57.10-12 , Shore -, Sunrise -;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/4-strand diadem; medium-long hair in 5 rows of curls, mustache, med.-long pointed beard; 3-layer necklace (w/1 strange interrupted line running above and across); tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; in upper left field goddess w/diadem, goddess in right field off flan; dotted border 10 to 13h.
rev.: king, right, on throne w/bow in outstretched right hand; below the year AIT = 1 AD; pellet between throne legs; exergual line; 6 lines of legend visible: (BΛCIΛEΩC) BΛCIΛE(ΩN) (ΛP)CΛK(OY) EYEPΓETO(Y) ΔIKΛIOV, no month, (E)ΠIΦΛNOVC (ΦIΛE)ΛΛHNO(C);

A Sellwood 1980 plate coin (David Sellwood, The Coinage of Parthia, second edition, 1980, plate #57.10); Michael Mitchiner, ACW, p. 116, #601, plate coin.
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PARTHIA, Phraates IIEkbatana mint. Struck circa 128-127 BC. Diademed bust left / BAΣIΛ EΩΣ/MEΓ AΛOY downward to right, APΣAKOV/ΘΕΟΠATOPΣ (sic) downward to left, archer (Arsakes I) seated right on omphalos, holding bow. Sellwood 16.1; Shore 41; Sunrise 269.

Published in "An Introduction to the Coinage of Parthia" (1971) by David Sellwood. Plate number 3, identified as 16/1.
ThatParthianGuy
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Parthia, Unknown Ruler, 80 - 70 BCAR tdr., 15,82gr., 28,2mm;
Sellw. 30.4, Sh --, Sunrise 312 (this coin)(Arsakes XVI., 78/77 - 62/61 BC);
mint: Seleukia, axis: 12H;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/diadem, knot, and ribbon; medium h-long hair in 4 waves, mustache, short beard; cuirass; dotted border 18:30 - 13h; young face;
rev: archer, right, on throne, w/bow; monogr. above bow; 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ MEΓAΛOY APΣAKOY (ΘEO)ΠATOPOΣ (EY)EPΓETOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΦIΛEΛΛHNO(Σ);

in: Numismatic Art of Persia, The Sunrise Collection, CNG 2011, p.182, #312.

also in: Parthika.fr, Les Différents Types.
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Parthia, Vologases II., 76/77 - 79 ADAR diobol, 1,26gr, 11,8mm; Sellwood Num. Chron. 1989, pp. 164, 165, plate 42, Type 3, Shore 390 (this coin), Sunrise-; Sinisi -;
mint: probably Persis; axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/tiara(?) and diadem, 2 loops and 2 ribbons, all w/dotted line in between; 1 row of dots over the crest of the headgear beginning w/1 oversized dot, 1 row of medium-sized dots above and 1 below the crest, mustache, long beard; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border (row of dots between 2 lines); dotted border 13:30 to 16h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in outstretched hand; degenerate circular legend of rounded letters;

in: Fred B. Shore, Parthian Coins & History, CNG 1993, p.150, #390.
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Parthia, Vologases II., 78 - 80 ADAR dr., 3,53gr, 20.9mm; Sellwood 72.9, Shore 389 (this coin), Sunrise -; Sinisi II.1.4.a, # 1321, (Vologases I), pp. 112, 113;
mint: Ekbatana (?); axis: 12h;
obv.: head, left, w/ tiara, broad 4-layer diadem, double loop and 3 ribbons, on the crest of the tiara a row of 6 hooks and 1 central double hook, diadem w/1 side hook (horn?), side lock (hook) on temple, mustache, medium-long straight pointed beard rounded on the sides; earring, 3-layer necklace; in upper right field the 3 Aramaic letters for mwl; tunic/cuirass w/ornamental border; dotted border 9:30 to 14:30h;
rev.: archer, right, on throne, w/bow in one outstretched hand and monogram below bow; 4 lines of legend readable: OΛIIΛ invertedE(ΛC) OΛIIΛ inverted E Λ(Ͷ) ΠOIXVHOΛO XIVIVVHX;
the style deviates completely from the two former coins, the metal is not silver, it has a distinct bronze sheen. Sinisi lists it under ‘Uncertain Coins and Forgeries’. This coin may be a contemporary imitation;

in: Fred B. Shore, Parthian Coins and History, CNG 1993, p. 150, # 389.
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PARTHIA/PERSIA, Mithradates I (Sellwood); Phriapatius to Mithradates I (Assar)AR obol
c. 171 - 138 BC
0.62 gm.
Hekatompylos mint?
Obv: Diademed bust left in bashlyk, wearing single turn torque, dotted border
Rev: Archer seated right on omphalos, three-line inscription ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟY ΑΡΣΑΚΟY
Sellwood 10.19, Mitchiner ACW, #473 (this coin, page 108 of "Oriental Coins and Their Values, Vol. 2: The Ancient and Classical World" by Michael Mitchiner, published by Hawkins Publications, 1978)
Ex-David Sellwood Collection
Robert L3
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Argolis, Troizen, Commodus, BCD Peloponnesos 1341.2 (plate coin)Commodus, AD 177-192
AE 21mm, 9.61 g
obv. [M AVR KOMMO]DOC AV[G]
Laureate head right
rev. [TROI - ZHNIWN]
Hippolytus standing facing, head left, holding spear and ?; his dog at feet(?)
ref. BCD Peloponnesos 1341.2 (this coin); NCP p.162, 7 (this coin) Thanks to BCD!
extremely rare, VF, black green patina with traces of lighter olive overtones, light roughness
Pedigree:
ex BCD coll.
ex A. Rhousopoulos coll.
ex LHS 96, 8./9. May 2006

A note from BCD: Troizen must have enjoyed a special status under Commodus, as did Aigion, Megara and Pagai. These cities and Epidauros are the only ones that issued non-Severan coins in the Peloponnesos, with the exception of the well-established mints of like Corinth, Patrai, Elis, Argos and Lakedaimon.
Jochen
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Caracalla tetradrachm.CILICIA, Seleucia ad Calycadnum. 198-217 AD. AR Tetradrachm (10.59 gm). AV K M AVR ANTΩNINOC, laureate and cuirassed bust right , seen from behind / CEΛEYKEΩN TΩN ΠPOC TΩ KAΛYKAD in two circles around .Hercules standing right, wearing lion's skin, and holding bowcase and club.
SNG Levante 745 (this coin).
1 commentsbenito
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Cilicia, Ninica-Claudiopolis, Maximinus I, SNG Levante Supp. 170 (plate coin)Maximinus I AD 235-236
AE 30 mm, 14.59 g
obv. IMP.CAES.SA.IVL.VER.MAXI / MINVS
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NINIC COL CLA / VDIOPO / L
She-wolf standing right under Ruminal fig tree, head l., suckling the twins
Remus and Romulus
ref. SNG Levante 618 (same dies); SNG Levante Supp. 170 (this coin); SNG Paris 791 (same dies); SNG von
Aulock 5775 (same dies)
Choice EF, nice olive-brown patina, rare this nice.
published on www.wildwinds.com

The fig tree was sanctified to the goddess Rumina. Later the twins were found by the shepherd Faustulus. The rest is well-known!
The legend is in Latin because the city was a Roman colonia. The she-wolf looks a bit like a horse!
2 commentsJochen
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, COMMAGENE, Samosata, Hadrian AE 16 117-38 AD Winged caduceus.Reference.
Lindgren 1899 (this coin); RPC 3, 3422 http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/3422/

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from rear.

Rev. СΑ-ΜΟ
winged caduceus

4.48 gr.
16.5 mm
okidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, DOMITIUS DOMITIANUS, Octadrachm, EMMET, Alexandrian coins - # 4241/2DOMITIUS DOMITIANUS, EGYPT, Octadrachm
Alexandria mint, AD 296-297
ΔOMITI-ANOC CEB, Radiate bust of Domitius right
No legend, Serapis going right, LB in field (regnal year 2)
12.79 gr
Ref : Emmet, Alexandrian coins #4241/2, RCV # 12982 (2000), Sear # 4801 var (It's actually an hexadrachm in Sear)
Domitius Domitianus, stationed in Egypt, rebelled against Diocletianus in july 296 AD and was proclaimed emperor. He was defeated during spring 297 AD. Diocletian decided to close the alexandrian mint, so the coins of Domitianus are the last provincial coins from Alexandria. Also, Domitianus was the only ruler to strike octadrachms (in parallel with didrachms, tetradrachms and hexadrachms)

For more information, see, in english : http://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Domitius%20Domitianus or "en français" http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=54339.0
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Egypt, Alexandria Vespasian AE Diobol Egypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Vespasian, 69-79 Diobol circa 70-71 (year 3), Æ 26.5mm., 9.15g.
Obv: Laureate head r.
Rev: Bust of Isis r.; in front, LΓ.
RPC 2430 (this coin cited). Dattari-Savio Pl. 14, 382 (this coin).
From the Dattari collection.
Naville Numismatics Auction #30, Lot 283, April 02, 2017
orfew
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Roman Empire Provincial, Egypt, Alexandria, Antoninus Pius, Diobol Ex DattariEgypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Antoninus Pius, 138-161 Diobol circa 151-152 (year 15), Æ 22.5mm., 7.45g.
Obv: Laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder.
Rev. Agathodaemon erect, crowned with skhent; in field, L-E.
RPC Online 15718 (this coin).
Dattari-Savio Pl. 162, 3066 (this coin).
Good Fine.
From the Dattari collection.
Ex: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow
Ex: Naville Numismatics Auction 34, Lot 281 September 17, 2017
orfew
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Egypt, Alexandria, Vespasian Tetradrachm Dattari plate coinEgypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Vespasian, 69-79 Tetradrachm 1 July-28 August 69 (year 1),
billon 24.5mm., 11.95g.
Laureate head r.; in front, LA.
Rev. ΕΙΡΗΝΗ Eireine standing, l., with corn-ears and caduceus.
RPC 2401. Geissen 266. Dattari-Savio Pl. 13, 6688 (this coin).
Purchased from Naville Numismatics Auction 55 Lot 293
2 commentsorfew
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 129-30 AD Isis Pharia standingReference.
Emmett 1093.14; Dattari-Savio Pl. 85, 7711 (this coin). RPC 5748.23 (this coin cited).Corr. (holding Situla)

Issue L IΔ = year 14

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΙΔ
Isis Pharia advancing, r., head r., holding sistrum and sail with situla

12.64 gr
29 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, EGYPT, Alexandria. Trajan Obol 116-17 AD Griffin rightReference.
RPC 3, 4967 Pl 243 (this coin)
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/4967/

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ ΑΡΙ СƐΒ ΓƐΡΜ ΔΑΚΙΚ ΠΑΡ
laureate bust of Trajan, right

Rev. L Κ (year 20 = Date 116-17)
Griffin seated, r., paw on wheel

4.09 gr
18 mm
okidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Elagabalus, Syria, Lichocka Figure 3, Table VII, 56 (this coin illustrated)AE 14, Elagabalus, Antioch, ca. AD 218-222. Obv: Elagabalus right; Rev: Delta Epsilon with star below, all within wreath, dark brown patina with red earthen highlights, some roughness, VF. Not in Lindgren I or III; Not in Sear, Not in Butcher. Lichocka Figure 3, Table VII, 56 (this coin illustrated).

Published in: Lichocka, Barbara, "Delta-Epsilon issues of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander," in Classica Orientalia: Essays Presented to Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski on his 75th Birthday (Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw), pg. 310, Fig. 3, Table VII, 56.
Molinari
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Elagabalus, Syria, Lichocka VII, 27 (this coin listed)AE 26, Elagabalus, Antioch, ca. AD 218-222. Obv: IMPCMAVRANTONINVSAVG; Rev: D E in center, star below, all within wreath, gVF. SGI 3098 var. Lichocka VII, 27 (this coin).

Published in: Lichocka, Barbara, "Delta-Epsilon issues of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander," in Classica Orientalia: Essays Presented to Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski on his 75th Birthday (Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw), pg. 318, Table VII, 27.
Molinari
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Elagabalus, Syria, Lichocka VII, 36 (this coin listed)AE 22, Elagabalus, Antioch, ca. AD 218-222. Obv: IMPCMAVRANTONINVSAVG; Rev: D E in center, star below, all within wreath, gVF. BMC 205, 447; SNG Munchen 319. Lichocka VII, 36 (this coin).

Published in: Lichocka, Barbara, "Delta-Epsilon issues of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander," in Classica Orientalia: Essays Presented to Wiktor Andrzej Daszewski on his 75th Birthday (Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw), pg. 319, Table VII, 36.
Molinari
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Emmett 1103.21, EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 136-37 AD Pharos lighthouseReference.
Dattari-Savio Pl. 95, 1935 (this coin). RPC 6233/; Emmett 1103.21

Issue L KA = year 21

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L KA
Pharos lighthouse surmounted by two Tritons, each blowing a trumpet, between a lantern surmounted by a statue, holding situla and scepter; entryway below.

11.31 gr
30 mm
12h
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, GETA as Caesar, LINDGREN and KOVACS, Ancient Bronze Coins of Asia Minor and the Levant - # 2162GETA, COELE-SYRIA, Heliopolis mint, AD 192-209
GETA CA-ESAR, Bareheaded bust of Geta right
COL HE(L), Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche of Heliopolis left
9.92 gr, 21.6-22.9 mm

Ref: Lindgren I #2162 (this coin), BMC 13
Pekka K
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Hadrian, EGYPT, Alexandria Nome Obol 126-27 AD Chuit-Hathor standing, Emmett 1226Reference.
RPC III, 6466; Emmett 1226.11; Köln 3385; Dattari (Savio) 6215; K&G N7.4; Kellner p. 106, pl. 5, Abb. 19 (this coin)

Issue Athribite

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СΕΒ
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΑΘΡΙΒ, L ΙΑ
Chuit-Hathor standing, l., holding hawk, wearing pschent, l., in r. hand, l. arm lowered

4.98 gr
20 mm
12h

Note.
Ex Münzen und Medaillen AG Inventory, Basel, 1972.
okidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Hadrian, Egypt, Alexandria, Drachm 129-30 AD Two Dioscuri standing, RPC 5741 Reference.
RPC 5741.8 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 80, 1685 (this coin); Emmett

Issue L IΔ = year 14

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ΙΔ
two Dioscuri (nude) standing facing, holding spears; above, stars; behind, horses; above, crescent

27.46 gr
35 mm
h

Note.
From the Dattari collection. Illustrated in Dattari.
1 commentsokidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Pisidia, Kremna, Caracalla, Lindgren & Kovacs 1292 (plate coin)Caracalla, AD 198-217
AE 19, 4.97g
obv. IM - P C M AV - R ANT PF AV
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. COL.CREM. - MID.DEAE (beginning upper r.)
Goddess Mida in the attitude of Kybele enthroned l., holding in extended r. hand patera
ref. Lindgren&Kovacs 1292 (this coin); obv. from same die as asiaminorcoins #4590
rare, VF, dark green patina

For more information please take a look at the article in the Mythology
Jochen
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, RPC III, 1375, Hadrian, Cistophorus CARIA, Cnidus? Zeus seatedReference.
RPC III, 1375/1; Metcalf 71; C. -; RIC -; BMC -; W. E. Metcalf, The Cistophori of Hadrian, 1980, 76, 308 Taf. 20 = RPC III 1375; M. 308

Obv. AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS (D reverted) sic
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. COS III
Zeus seated r. on throne holding vertical sceptre in upraised r. and Victory on globe (corr.)

9.90 gr
mm
h

Note.
ex Theodor Grewer collection
ex Kress, Auktion 158, 1973, Los 997
okidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, THRACE, Koinon of Thessaly, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian HorseReference.
RPC III, 463/5; Burrer 141.1 (A35/R116: this coin illustrated on Pl. 19)

Obv. ΑΧΙΛΛΕΥϹ
Helmeted bust of Achilles, r. (Pegasos on helmet)

Rev. ΘΕϹϹΑΛⲰΝ
Horse walking, right

1.49 gr
14 mm
8h

Note.
ex CNG EA 299, BCD coll., 27 Mar. 2013, lot 40) = Burrer 141.1 (A35/R116: this coin illustrated on Pl. 19)
okidoki
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Thracia, Augusta Traiana, Septimius Severus, Varbanov (engl.) 1006 (plate coin)Septimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 30, 14.92g, 30.24mm, 30°
obv. AVT L CEPTI - CEVHROC PE
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. AVGOVCTH - C TRAIANHC
Snake erecting from small pedestal in four elaborate coils r., head decorated with wreath.
ref. Varbanov (engl.) 1006 (this coin, corrected!); Schonert-Geiss 136
Rare, VF, nice green patina

Interesting, because the snake here is not nimbate but wreathed!
Jochen
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