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RIC_T_272_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0272 Domitianus20 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm
AR/Quinarius (15.08 mm 1.409 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80.81 A.D.
RIC 272 (R), BMCRE 104, BNF 81 (Titus), RSC 620
From the Shlomo Moussaieff collection
ex Gorny & Mosch e-auction 263 Lot 3616
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/18/19 at 15:16Jay GT4: On my want list. Nice one!
RIC_V_644_Titus.jpg
RIC 0644 Titus18 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP PON TR P COS II CENS, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA NAVALIS / S C (in field), Victory advancing right on prow of ship holding wreath and palm
AE/As (28.51 mm 10.406 g 6h) Struck in Rome 73 A.D.
RIC 644 (R), BMCRE 677, BNF 691 (Vespasian)
From the Shlomo Moussaieff collection
ex Gorny & Mosch e-auction 263 Lot 3614
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/18/19 at 15:15Jay GT4: Great coin
1242_P_Hadrian_RPC746_7.jpg
0746 THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Herbus reclining, with city goddess standing7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 746.7; Mouchmov 12-14, Varbanov 636; BMC -. SNG Cop. -. Slg. Lindgren - ; SNG Tübingen - ; SNG Evelpidis - ; Mionnet -

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


Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Female figure wearing polos standing l., holding patera in r. hand and poppy and two ears of corn in l. hand; on l., river-god (Hebrus) reclining

25.44 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 224 lot 353 2014
4 commentsokidoki03/18/19 at 13:34Steve P: Total winner => congrats, Oki (cheers)
gaul.jpg
10 viewsC. 200-49 BC

Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, monogram before.

Reverse: Lion walking right, MAΣΣA above.

Grey tone with a nice portrait and good metal. – Old collection ticket included.

Ref: SNG Cop 786

Weight: 2.54g

17mm
3 commentspaul188803/18/19 at 03:16Britanikus: Nice!!!
16_03_a2_01_03_,_Bela_III__(1172-1196_AD),_H-61,_C1-105,_U-104,_Q-001,_9h,_13,8mm,_0,25g-s.jpg
16.03. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 16.03./a2.01./03., H-061, CNH I.-105, U-104, #0114 views16.03. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 16.03./a2.01./03., H-061, CNH I.-105, U-104, #01
avers: ONETA BELE REGIS (retrograde), Eagle standing left, AQA above ILA below, line border.
reverse: Lion advancing left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,8 mm, weight: 0,25g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-061, CNH I.-105, Unger-104,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.03./a2.01./03.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/17/19 at 18:14Stkp: Magnificent
gaul.jpg
10 viewsC. 200-49 BC

Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, monogram before.

Reverse: Lion walking right, MAΣΣA above.

Grey tone with a nice portrait and good metal. – Old collection ticket included.

Ref: SNG Cop 786

Weight: 2.54g

17mm
3 commentspaul188803/17/19 at 18:08Jay GT4: Beautiful
ISL_Mamluk_338_Salih.jpg
Mamluk (Bahri). Salih (al-Salih Salah al-Din) (752-755 A.H. = 1351-1354 A.D.)5 viewsBalog 338, Plate XIII No. 338a-b; Album 951

AE fals; Halab/Aleppo mint, dated (7)55 A.H. = 1354 A.D.; 2.71 g., 21.41 mm. max., 0°

Obv.: Solid circular line border. Field divided by two horizontal lines into three segments: سنة خمس (sunat khms/five years) / الملك الصالح (al-Malik al-Salih) / وخمسين بحلب (wakhamsin bi-Halab/fifty in Halab)

Rev.: Circle of scrolls between two circular lines. In center: bird (probably an eagle) walking to right, head turned straight back. Above the bird's back, swan-like body.

Salih was the eighth son of Muhammad I to hold office. He was installed as sultan at age 14 upon the ouster of his half-brother, Sultan Hasan, by senior Mamluk emirs. In effect, Emir Taz was the ruler of the sultanate and Salih was a figurehead sultan, although Salih did lead an army into Syria to quash a rebellion. In 1354, dissident emirs ousted Taz, toppled Salih and restored Hasan to power.
1 commentsStkp03/17/19 at 16:59shanxi: interesting coin
gaul.jpg
10 viewsC. 200-49 BC

Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, monogram before.

Reverse: Lion walking right, MAΣΣA above.

Grey tone with a nice portrait and good metal. – Old collection ticket included.

Ref: SNG Cop 786

Weight: 2.54g

17mm
3 commentspaul188803/17/19 at 14:20Mat: Beautiful coin, love the bust & great lion.
037_Laszlo-V_(Ladislaus_V_)_Throne_require_(1440-1453),_Denar,_H-643,_C2-201A,_U-494_f_,_P-150-15,_1442_AD,_Q-001,_1h,_12,5mm,_0,36g-s.jpg
037 László V. “Posthumous” (Ladislaus V.) as Throne Require of Hungary, (1440-1453 A.D.), AR Denarius, H-643.var., C2-201A.var., U-494.f.var., P-150-15, Rare!9 views037 László V. “Posthumous” (Ladislaus V.) as Throne Require of Hungary, (1440-1453 A.D.), AR Denarius, H-643.var., C2-201A.var., U-494.f.var., P-150-15, Rare!
avers: •m•LADISLA(I R•VnGARIE), Patriarchal cross in the circle, mint-mark S-D, on each side, the border of dots.
reverse: Hungarian shield with stripes, amongst three arches, three shields in the arches (Austrian band, Moravian eagle, Czech lion), a small circles between the shields!
exergue, mint mark: S/D//-- were struck by "Civitas" Town coin, (by Pohl), diameter: 12,5mm, weight: 0,36g, axis: 1h,
mint: Hungary, Szomolnok, (Schmölnitz, by Pohl, today in Slovakia, Smolnik), date:1442 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-643var. (reverse!), CNH2-201A.var., Unger-494.f.var., Pohl-150-15, Rare!
Q-001
The piece was cut around, at that used time.
1 commentsquadrans03/17/19 at 14:19Stkp: nice for the type
1242_P_Hadrian_RPC746_7.jpg
0746 THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Herbus reclining, with city goddess standing7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 746.7; Mouchmov 12-14, Varbanov 636; BMC -. SNG Cop. -. Slg. Lindgren - ; SNG Tübingen - ; SNG Evelpidis - ; Mionnet -

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


Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Female figure wearing polos standing l., holding patera in r. hand and poppy and two ears of corn in l. hand; on l., river-god (Hebrus) reclining

25.44 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 224 lot 353 2014
4 commentsokidoki03/17/19 at 12:58NORMAN K: nice patina beautiful coin
RIC___BMC-284-LuciusVerus-wht-2.jpg
Lucius Verus, Denarius3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 163-64 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS; bust cuirassed r. head bare

Reverse: TRP IIII IMP II COS II; Mars stdgr., holding spear; l. hand on shield

Mint: Rome
Reference: BMC Vol IV 284; Not in RIC w/bare headed bust.
Provenance: Purchased from CNG Aug 14, 1997

Superb EF, Medium gray and irridesent toning., Luster. For some reason, after several attempts, I’ve never been able to capture the beauty of this coin photographically
1 commentsSteve B503/17/19 at 12:57NORMAN K: Beautiful coin. Know the feeling about photos it ...
1242_P_Hadrian_RPC746_7.jpg
0746 THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Herbus reclining, with city goddess standing7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 746.7; Mouchmov 12-14, Varbanov 636; BMC -. SNG Cop. -. Slg. Lindgren - ; SNG Tübingen - ; SNG Evelpidis - ; Mionnet -

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


Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Female figure wearing polos standing l., holding patera in r. hand and poppy and two ears of corn in l. hand; on l., river-god (Hebrus) reclining

25.44 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 224 lot 353 2014
4 commentsokidoki03/17/19 at 12:52quadrans: Nice piece..
Provoco.jpg
P. Procius Laeca, denarius3 viewsP. Procius Laeca, denarius
3,70 g. 18 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Roma right. X below chin, ROMA above, P LAECA behind.
Rev. Military figure standing left, his right hand raised, facing togate citizen standing right, gesturing with right hand, attendant standing left behind military figure holding three rods, PROVOCO in exergue.
Crawford 301/1; Sear 178

An important reverse type illustrating the principle of provocatio, a procedure by which a citizen had the right to appeal to the people against the decision of a magistrate which he considered to represent an abuse of official power.
1 commentsMarsman03/16/19 at 16:52Jay GT4: Great historical type
1242_P_Hadrian_RPC746_7.jpg
0746 THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Herbus reclining, with city goddess standing7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 746.7; Mouchmov 12-14, Varbanov 636; BMC -. SNG Cop. -. Slg. Lindgren - ; SNG Tübingen - ; SNG Evelpidis - ; Mionnet -

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


Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Female figure wearing polos standing l., holding patera in r. hand and poppy and two ears of corn in l. hand; on l., river-god (Hebrus) reclining

25.44 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 224 lot 353 2014
4 commentsokidoki03/16/19 at 16:11Marsman: beautiful
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sidonbmc2476 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAE M AVR] ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Countermark: Car of Astarte within incuse square.
Rev: COL ... METRO →SID, Car of Astarte on two wheels with four columns supporting roof, palm branches above, within car, sphere (baetyl) with 2 figures below; dotted line on roof.
24 mm, 11.99 gms

BMC 247, Rouvier 1494. For countermark: Howgego 396
1 commentsCharles M03/16/19 at 13:24Jay GT4: Interesting CM
RPC_II_311_Titus_-_Domitianus.jpg
RPC II 0311 Titus - Domitianus26 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Draped and laureate bust of Titus right, facing bare head of Domitian left
Rev: MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM, Tetrastyle temple; inside cult figure; globe on the pediment
AE/25 (25.mm 6.867 g 6h) Struck in Stobi (Macedonia)
RPC II 311
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/16/19 at 12:44David Atherton: Great example.
027_Traianus,_Syria,_Koinon,_McAlee_500,_AE-19(Hexachalkon),_Traianus_r_,_KOINON_SYRIAC,_Tyche_r_,_Q-001,_6h,_19mm,_4,88g-s~0.jpg
Syria, Koinon, 027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Mc Alee 500, AE-19(Hexachalkon), KOINON SYRIAC, Turreted bust of Tyche right,15 viewsSyria, Koinon, 027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Mc Alee 500, AE-19(Hexachalkon), KOINON SYRIAC, Turreted bust of Tyche right,
avers: AYTOKP KAIC NЄP TPAIANOC CЄB ΓЄPM, Laureate head right.
reverse: KOINON SYRIAC, Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 4,88g, axis: 6h,
mint: Syria, Koinon, date: A.D., ref: Mc Alee 500,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/16/19 at 02:15Jay GT4: Nice!
RPC_II_311_Titus_-_Domitianus.jpg
RPC II 0311 Titus - Domitianus26 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Draped and laureate bust of Titus right, facing bare head of Domitian left
Rev: MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM, Tetrastyle temple; inside cult figure; globe on the pediment
AE/25 (25.mm 6.867 g 6h) Struck in Stobi (Macedonia)
RPC II 311
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/16/19 at 02:01Jay GT4: Sweet
RIC_652_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0652 Domitianus26 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XVI COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius - 19.69 mm 3.263 g 6h - Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 652 (R2) - RSC 243 - BMCRE 145 - BNF 138
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/15/19 at 22:58orfew: Congrats Alberto. A nice example of a rare coin.
RIC_652_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0652 Domitianus26 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head right
Rev: IMP XVI COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield
AR/Denarius - 19.69 mm 3.263 g 6h - Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 652 (R2) - RSC 243 - BMCRE 145 - BNF 138
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/15/19 at 22:14Jay GT4: I was going to bid on this one. Glad you got it!
RPC_II_311_Titus_-_Domitianus.jpg
RPC II 0311 Titus - Domitianus26 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Draped and laureate bust of Titus right, facing bare head of Domitian left
Rev: MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM, Tetrastyle temple; inside cult figure; globe on the pediment
AE/25 (25.mm 6.867 g 6h) Struck in Stobi (Macedonia)
RPC II 311
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/15/19 at 21:50quadrans: Nice piece..
domitian_RIC_333.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius17 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
(20.5 mm 3.22 g)
Obv: Laureate head r, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P IIII
Rev: Minerva stg r on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r owl
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P
RIC 333; BMC 78(cross symbol), Cohen 180
Purchased from Phillipe Saive Numimatique March 15, 2019
4 commentsorfew03/15/19 at 21:10okidoki: never seen with owl
R668_Domitia_Ephesus_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos, Domitia, two Nemeses3 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesos
AE20
Obv: ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CΕ-ΒΑCΤΗ, Draped bust right
Rev: OMONOIA ANΘY KAICEN ΠΑΙΤΟΥ / ZMYP - EΦΕ, Two Nemeses standing facing one another.
Ae, 4.30g, 20 mm
Ref.: RPC 1092
1 commentsshanxi03/15/19 at 19:56quadrans: Great bust..., I like it...
domitian_RIC_333.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius17 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
(20.5 mm 3.22 g)
Obv: Laureate head r, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P IIII
Rev: Minerva stg r on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r owl
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P
RIC 333; BMC 78(cross symbol), Cohen 180
Purchased from Phillipe Saive Numimatique March 15, 2019
4 commentsorfew03/15/19 at 19:45Jay GT4: Really nice!
domitian_RIC_333.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius17 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
(20.5 mm 3.22 g)
Obv: Laureate head r, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P IIII
Rev: Minerva stg r on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r owl
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P
RIC 333; BMC 78(cross symbol), Cohen 180
Purchased from Phillipe Saive Numimatique March 15, 2019
4 commentsorfew03/15/19 at 18:35quadrans: Nice piece..
domitian_RIC_333.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius17 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
(20.5 mm 3.22 g)
Obv: Laureate head r, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P IIII
Rev: Minerva stg r on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r owl
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P
RIC 333; BMC 78(cross symbol), Cohen 180
Purchased from Phillipe Saive Numimatique March 15, 2019
4 commentsorfew03/15/19 at 18:19FlaviusDomitianus: Great coin, congrats!
12_caes_den_2019rv.jpg
Twelve Caesars Denarii Collection13 viewsFinally have them all!2 commentslaney03/15/19 at 17:29Randygeki(h2): Awesome !
Caligula4Caesarea0341_(1).jpg
Caligula (37-41 A.D.)21 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMat03/15/19 at 16:56Enodia: Nice find!
Caligula4Caesarea0341_(1).jpg
Caligula (37-41 A.D.)21 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMat03/15/19 at 04:21Robin Ayers: A nice addition, congrats!
12_caes_den_2019rv.jpg
Twelve Caesars Denarii Collection13 viewsFinally have them all!2 commentslaney03/15/19 at 03:19Jay GT4: All silver too! Congrats
Gaul_Massalia_drachm_DLT_973.jpg
Gaul Massalia drachm DLT 973.pxm7 viewsGaul, Massalia. Civic issue. AR drachm (17.2 mm, 2.75 g, 5 h). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right wearing earring and necklace, bow and quiver over shoulder / MAΣΣA // ΛIHTΩN, ethnic above and beneath lion walking right, Δ / K before. Depeyrot, Marseilles 43/1; DLT 973; SNG Cop. 761; S. 77 var. Good VF, slightly irregular flan, exceptionally nice style, slate-gray patina.

From the D. Thomas Collection.

Ex Agora Auctions, 3/12/19
1 commentsSosius03/14/19 at 22:19quadrans: Great coin , and details,
caligula_denarius_augustus_bbb.jpg
(04) CALIGULA8 viewsAR Denarius 18 mm, 3.53 g
37 - 41 AD
Struck 37-38 AD
O: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT [COS] Bare head of Caligula right
R: Radiate head of Divus Augustus right, flanked by stars
Rome; RIC 2; RSC 11; BMCRE 4
ex. Roma Numismatics Auction
2 commentslaney03/14/19 at 16:06Sosius: Very nice.
Cilicia,_Seleucia_ad_Calycadnum,_090_Gallienus,_SNG_Levante_789,_SNG_Pfalz_1086_,_AE-27,_253-268_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_25,5-28,3,_12,41g-s.jpg
090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, SNG Levante 789, AE-27, Athena and the serpent-legged giant, #19 views090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, SNG Levante 789, AE-27, Athena and the serpent-legged giant, #1
avers: AY K Π Λ K ΓAΛΛIHN/OC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: CEΛEYKEΩN K A/ΛYK/ΛΔ, Athena standing right, wielding spear at a serpent-legged giant at her feet which is about to throw a stone at her.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-28,3mm, weight:12,41g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, date: 253-268 A.D., ref: SNG Levante 789, SNG Pfalz 1086,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/14/19 at 15:43*Alex: Nice one.
caligula_denarius_augustus_bbb.jpg
(04) CALIGULA8 viewsAR Denarius 18 mm, 3.53 g
37 - 41 AD
Struck 37-38 AD
O: C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT [COS] Bare head of Caligula right
R: Radiate head of Divus Augustus right, flanked by stars
Rome; RIC 2; RSC 11; BMCRE 4
ex. Roma Numismatics Auction
2 commentslaney03/14/19 at 15:06Jay GT4: Great double portrait
RIC_388_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0388 Vespasianus32 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/Sestertius (32.89 mm 26.97 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 388 (R2), BMCRE 623, BNF 611
ex Meister & Sonntag Auktion 14 Lot 599
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/14/19 at 12:48*Alex: Great coin.
RIC_V_490_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0490 Domitianus27 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS DES II, laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/As (27.88 mm 10.71 g 6h) Struck In Rome 72 A.D.
RIC 490 (R2), BMCRE 646, BNF 639 (Vespasian)
ex iNumis VSO 9 lot 137
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/14/19 at 12:30Vincent: You Got one of his Son too! What a pair, lucky you...
RIC_388_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0388 Vespasianus32 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/Sestertius (32.89 mm 26.97 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 388 (R2), BMCRE 623, BNF 611
ex Meister & Sonntag Auktion 14 Lot 599
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/14/19 at 12:28Vincent: Very cool taking a drive down the Boulevard....Ni...
Cilicia,_Seleucia_ad_Calycadnum,_090_Gallienus,_SNG_Levante_789,_SNG_Pfalz_1086_,_AE-27,_253-268_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_25,5-28,3,_12,41g-s~0.jpg
Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, 090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), SNG Levante 789, AE-27, Athena and the serpent-legged giant, #110 viewsCilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, 090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), SNG Levante 789, AE-27, Athena and the serpent-legged giant, #1
avers: AY K Π Λ K ΓAΛΛIHN/OC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: CEΛEYKEΩN K A/ΛYK/ΛΔ, Athena standing right, wielding spear at a serpent-legged giant at her feet which is about to throw a stone at her.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-28,3mm, weight:12,41g, axes: 6h,
mint: Cilicia, Seleucia ad Calycadnum, date: 253-268 A.D., ref: SNG Levante 789, SNG Pfalz 1086,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/14/19 at 09:12shanxi: nice little "giant"
1216_P_Hadrian_RPC3689_7.jpg
3689 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing10 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689.7 (this coin)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Eagle standing l. on leg and thigh of animal

13.96 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Classical Numismatic Group XVII (29 September 1993), lot 1301
5 commentsokidoki03/14/19 at 08:22Canaan: great addition
Durotriges.JPG
Celtic Britain, Durotriges (Circa 58 BC-45 AD)9 viewsStater, Abstract (Cranborne Chase) type

5.26g

Obverse: Devolved head of Apollo right

Reverse: Disjointed horse left; pellets above, [pellet below], pellet in lozenge above tail, [zigzag and pellet pattern between two parallel exergue lines].

Van Arsdell 1235-1; BMC 2525-54.

The Durotriges ("dwellers by the water" or, perhaps, "water-rat kings") were well known for their continental trade and hill forts. They were the only tribe who did not add inscriptions to their coins, perhaps indicative of decentralized rule among multiple hill-fort based tribes using a common currency, and the only tribe to strike a stater in silver.

The history of the Durotriges can be divided into two broad phases, an early phase, roughly 100-60 B.C. and a late phase from 60 B.C. until the Roman conquest. The early phase was a time of rapid development brought about by overseas trade, while the late phase was a time of retraction, isolation and economic impoverishment. The economic decline is dramatically portrayed by the progressive debasement of their coinage, particularly when you compare the magnificent white-gold Craborne Chase staters of ca. 50-40 B.C. with the crude cast bronze Hengistbury coins of ca. A.D. 10-43.

The Durotriges resisted Roman invasion in AD 43, and the historian Suetonius records some fights between the tribe and the second legion Augusta, then commanded by Vespasian. By 70 AD, the tribe was already Romanised and securely included in the Roman province of Britannia.
2 commentsNathan P03/14/19 at 07:02shanxi: great
AntoninusPius-RIC_178.jpg
Antoninus Pius - Denarius, Felicitas COS IIII6 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 148-49 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII; Laureate head of Antoninus r.

Reverse: COS IIII; Felicitas stg. Facing l. holding long caduceus in r., cornucopia in L

Mint: Rome
Weight:
Reference: RIC Vol III, 178
Provenance: Purchased at Spink & Sons, London, June 25, 1981.

GVF, Early die state both Obv, and Rev. Perfect old gray cabinet toning.
3 commentsSteve B503/14/19 at 04:39quadrans: Nice piece..
Durotriges.JPG
Celtic Britain, Durotriges (Circa 58 BC-45 AD)9 viewsStater, Abstract (Cranborne Chase) type

5.26g

Obverse: Devolved head of Apollo right

Reverse: Disjointed horse left; pellets above, [pellet below], pellet in lozenge above tail, [zigzag and pellet pattern between two parallel exergue lines].

Van Arsdell 1235-1; BMC 2525-54.

The Durotriges ("dwellers by the water" or, perhaps, "water-rat kings") were well known for their continental trade and hill forts. They were the only tribe who did not add inscriptions to their coins, perhaps indicative of decentralized rule among multiple hill-fort based tribes using a common currency, and the only tribe to strike a stater in silver.

The history of the Durotriges can be divided into two broad phases, an early phase, roughly 100-60 B.C. and a late phase from 60 B.C. until the Roman conquest. The early phase was a time of rapid development brought about by overseas trade, while the late phase was a time of retraction, isolation and economic impoverishment. The economic decline is dramatically portrayed by the progressive debasement of their coinage, particularly when you compare the magnificent white-gold Craborne Chase staters of ca. 50-40 B.C. with the crude cast bronze Hengistbury coins of ca. A.D. 10-43.

The Durotriges resisted Roman invasion in AD 43, and the historian Suetonius records some fights between the tribe and the second legion Augusta, then commanded by Vespasian. By 70 AD, the tribe was already Romanised and securely included in the Roman province of Britannia.
2 commentsNathan P03/14/19 at 04:38quadrans: Nice piece..
1216_P_Hadrian_RPC3689_7.jpg
3689 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing10 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689.7 (this coin)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Eagle standing l. on leg and thigh of animal

13.96 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Classical Numismatic Group XVII (29 September 1993), lot 1301
5 commentsokidoki03/14/19 at 04:38quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
19_10_1_1_-a2_02_-39_,_Anonymous_II__(Géza_II_,_(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-124,_CNH_I_-133,_U-071,_Q-001,_2h,_11,7mm,_0,21g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 19.10.1.1./a2.02./39., Anonymous II. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-124, CNH I.-133, U-071, #0124 viewsCÁC II. 19.10.1.1./a2.02./39., Anonymous II. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-124, CNH I.-133, U-071, #01
avers: Line between two wedges, two wedges at the middle, four dots around the center, a cross between two E's between two dots above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,7 mm, weight: 0,21g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-124, CNH I.-133, Unger-071,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.10.1.1./a2.02./39.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/14/19 at 01:55Stkp: nice
20_02_2_1_-a2_06_-17_,_Anonymous_III__(Géza_II_,_(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H--,_CNH_I_--,_U--,_Q-001,_0h,_11,2mm,_0,22g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.02.2.1./a2.06./173., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H--, CNH I.--, U--, #0127 viewsCÁC II. 20.02.2.1./a2.06./173., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H--, CNH I.--, U--, #01
avers: Cross on the line, imitation of Kufic legend around; border of dots.
reverse: Four wedges and four dots around cross; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,2 mm, weight: 0,22 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár--, CNH I.--, Unger--,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.02.2.1./a2.06./17.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/14/19 at 01:54Stkp: nice
AntoninusPius-RIC_178.jpg
Antoninus Pius - Denarius, Felicitas COS IIII6 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 148-49 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII; Laureate head of Antoninus r.

Reverse: COS IIII; Felicitas stg. Facing l. holding long caduceus in r., cornucopia in L

Mint: Rome
Weight:
Reference: RIC Vol III, 178
Provenance: Purchased at Spink & Sons, London, June 25, 1981.

GVF, Early die state both Obv, and Rev. Perfect old gray cabinet toning.
3 commentsSteve B503/13/19 at 22:04Mat: A handsome coin
22066.jpg
22066 Augustus/ IMP Countermark4 viewsAugustus/Large SC
AE As. 7 BC.
Obv: CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNEC POT,
bare head left
Rev: M SALVIVS OTHO III VIR AAA F F
Legend around large S C.
With IMP monogram countermark.
Mint: Rome 26.1mm 5.4g
RIC I (second edition) Augustus 431
1 commentsBlayne W03/13/19 at 20:31Jay GT4: Nice countermark
1216_P_Hadrian_RPC3689_7.jpg
3689 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing10 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689.7 (this coin)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Eagle standing l. on leg and thigh of animal

13.96 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Classical Numismatic Group XVII (29 September 1993), lot 1301
5 commentsokidoki03/13/19 at 20:31Jay GT4: Oh yeah
AntoninusPius-RIC_178.jpg
Antoninus Pius - Denarius, Felicitas COS IIII6 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 148-49 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII; Laureate head of Antoninus r.

Reverse: COS IIII; Felicitas stg. Facing l. holding long caduceus in r., cornucopia in L

Mint: Rome
Weight:
Reference: RIC Vol III, 178
Provenance: Purchased at Spink & Sons, London, June 25, 1981.

GVF, Early die state both Obv, and Rev. Perfect old gray cabinet toning.
3 commentsSteve B503/13/19 at 20:30Jay GT4: Beautiful coin
052_Plautilla_RIC_IV-I_359,_AR-Den,_PLAVTILLAE_AVGVSTAE,_CONCORDIA_AVG_G,_RSC-2,_BMC-_Laodicea_mint_202_AD,_Limes,_Q-001,_0h,_17-18mm,_2,30g-sa~0.jpg
052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 359 (Caracalla), Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), AE-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #110 views052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 359 (Caracalla), Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), AE-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right, hair coiled in vertical or horizontal ridges and fastened in a bun.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 2,30g, axis: 0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-359 (Caracalla), RSC-2, BMC-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/13/19 at 19:53Mat: A nice example
1216_P_Hadrian_RPC3689_7.jpg
3689 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing10 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689.7 (this coin)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Eagle standing l. on leg and thigh of animal

13.96 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Classical Numismatic Group XVII (29 September 1993), lot 1301
5 commentsokidoki03/13/19 at 19:51Mat: Great stuff
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Caligula (37-41 A.D.)21 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMat03/13/19 at 17:53Jay GT4: Great find!
1216_P_Hadrian_RPC3689_7.jpg
3689 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing10 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689.7 (this coin)

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ Γ
Eagle standing l. on leg and thigh of animal

13.96 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Classical Numismatic Group XVII (29 September 1993), lot 1301
5 commentsokidoki03/13/19 at 17:49shanxi: nice coin, nice pedigree
Caligula4Caesarea0341_(1).jpg
Caligula (37-41 A.D.)21 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMat03/13/19 at 17:42quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
052_Plautilla_RIC_IV-I_359,_AR-Den,_PLAVTILLAE_AVGVSTAE,_CONCORDIA_AVG_G,_RSC-2,_BMC-_Laodicea_mint_202_AD,_Limes,_Q-001,_0h,_17-18mm,_2,30g-sa.jpg
052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 359 (Caracalla), Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), AE-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #19 views052 Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 359 (Caracalla), Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), AE-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust right, hair coiled in vertical or horizontal ridges and fastened in a bun.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 2,30g, axis: 0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare (Limes version!), date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-359 (Caracalla), RSC-2, BMC-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/13/19 at 17:18okidoki: Nice Joe
Caligula4Caesarea0341_(1).jpg
Caligula (37-41 A.D.)21 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMat03/13/19 at 17:07Randygeki(h2): Sweet b-day gift Mat!
T-2381_107_Severina,_AE-Ant_,_SEVERINAE_AVG(E2),_CONCORDIAE_MILITVM(C3),_XXIQ,_RIC-13,_Siscia,_iss-9,_ph-1,_off-4,_274-275_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_22,4-23,8mm,_4,42g-s.jpg
107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2381 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXIQ, Concordia standing left, #128 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2381 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXIQ, Concordia standing left, #1
avers: SEVERIN AE AVG, Diademed (high bun), draped bust right on crescent. (E2)
reverse: CONCOR DIAE M ILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding the standard in each hand. (Concordia 3)
exergue: -/-//XXIQ, diameter: 22,4-23,8mm, weight: 4,42g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, Issue 9, ph-1, off-4, date: 274-275 A.D., ref: RIC-13, T-2381 (Estiot), LV-8816
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans03/13/19 at 10:59Barnaba6: beautiful!
IMG_4807.jpg
01 Constans13 viewsAe 24 5.5g
DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, clutching the horse's neck. ALEA in ex.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/13/19 at 09:17maridvnvm: A super find.
RIC_388_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0388 Vespasianus32 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/Sestertius (32.89 mm 26.97 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 388 (R2), BMCRE 623, BNF 611
ex Meister & Sonntag Auktion 14 Lot 599
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/13/19 at 07:18David Atherton: Nice example.
RIC_V_490_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0490 Domitianus27 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS DES II, laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/As (27.88 mm 10.71 g 6h) Struck In Rome 72 A.D.
RIC 490 (R2), BMCRE 646, BNF 639 (Vespasian)
ex iNumis VSO 9 lot 137
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/13/19 at 06:15quadrans: Another nice piece
RIC_388_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0388 Vespasianus32 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/Sestertius (32.89 mm 26.97 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 388 (R2), BMCRE 623, BNF 611
ex Meister & Sonntag Auktion 14 Lot 599
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/13/19 at 06:15quadrans: Nice piece..
22048.jpg
22048 Licinius I/Jupiter3 viewsLicinius I/Jupiter
Obv: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG,
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN,
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left.
I in right field.
ANT in Exergue
Mint: Antioch 19.0mm 4.0 g
RIC VII Antioch 17; Sear 15253. R3
2 commentsBlayne W03/13/19 at 05:56quadrans: Nice piece..
Probus.png
Probus Antoninianus6 viewsProbus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMIP C PROBVS · P · F · AVG
Radiate bust right

Reverse:
TEMPOR FELICIT
Felicitas standing left with long cadeus, 'B' to left

Lugdunum
1 commentsHarry G03/13/19 at 05:41quadrans: Nice piece..
Aurelian.png
Aurelian Antoninianus6 viewsAurelian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate bust right

Reverse:
PROVIDEN DEOR
Fides standing left with two standards, Sol standing left with globe. QXXT in exergue.

Ticinum

RIC 152
2 commentsHarry G03/13/19 at 05:41quadrans: Nice piece..
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Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus7 viewsClaudius II Gothicus Antoninianus

Obverse:
DIVO CLAVDIO
Radiate head right

Reverse:
CONSECRATIO
Altar, lit. 'T' in exergue
2 commentsHarry G03/13/19 at 05:40quadrans: I agree nice...
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC 23mm 17.19 g Jenkins 115 O34/R6811 viewsCharioteer driving walking quadriga right,above Nike flying right crowning the horses/Forepart of man-headed bull {Gelas}right.3 commentsGrant H03/13/19 at 03:54Jay GT4: Woah!
RIC_V_490_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0490 Domitianus27 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS DES II, laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/As (27.88 mm 10.71 g 6h) Struck In Rome 72 A.D.
RIC 490 (R2), BMCRE 646, BNF 639 (Vespasian)
ex iNumis VSO 9 lot 137
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/13/19 at 03:53Jay GT4: Wow that's nice Roberto
RIC_388_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0388 Vespasianus32 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/Sestertius (32.89 mm 26.97 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 388 (R2), BMCRE 623, BNF 611
ex Meister & Sonntag Auktion 14 Lot 599
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/12/19 at 21:40Jay GT4: Wonderful! A kindly portrait with a slight smile
22048.jpg
22048 Licinius I/Jupiter3 viewsLicinius I/Jupiter
Obv: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG,
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN,
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left.
I in right field.
ANT in Exergue
Mint: Antioch 19.0mm 4.0 g
RIC VII Antioch 17; Sear 15253. R3
2 commentsBlayne W03/12/19 at 21:39Jay GT4: Great desert patina
Aurelian.png
Aurelian Antoninianus6 viewsAurelian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate bust right

Reverse:
PROVIDEN DEOR
Fides standing left with two standards, Sol standing left with globe. QXXT in exergue.

Ticinum

RIC 152
2 commentsHarry G03/12/19 at 21:38Jay GT4: Bold strike
Claudius_II.png
Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus7 viewsClaudius II Gothicus Antoninianus

Obverse:
DIVO CLAVDIO
Radiate head right

Reverse:
CONSECRATIO
Altar, lit. 'T' in exergue
2 commentsHarry G03/12/19 at 21:38Jay GT4: Very nice
V431.jpg
Titus as Caesar RIC 43128 viewsĆ Sestertius, 25.13g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 431 (R). BMC 636.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in exergue; Titus stg. r., with branch and sceptre, in quadriga r.
Acquired from Wallinmynt, February 2019.

In 71 AD Vespasian and Titus held a double triumph celebrating their victory in the recently concluded Judaean War. The spectacular triumph was held a few days after Titus' arrival from the East in June and could be viewed as his effective homecoming party. Mary Beard has shrewdly observed that the triumph served as 'the Flavian coronation, the official launch party and press night of the Flavian dynasty.' It was the first time after Vespasian's rise to the purple that the whole family could be seen together by the Roman populace. Vespasian and Titus were identically dressed riding in matching quadrigas while Domitian trotted alongside on a splendid mount. The procession included massive towering floats depicting various 'battles' (one wonders how the makeshift naval battle on the Sea of Galilee was rendered?) that were so enormous many onlookers feared they would topple over. Booty from the destroyed Temple (the famous Menorah for one) along with other Eastern flavoured treasures were on display. Much of these treasures were likely manufactured in Rome for the event - a lavish sham in other words. The war ravaged region really didn't have much to offer in the way of razzmatazz show pieces, even the Temple's coffers were likely depleted by war's end. Despite all this, it cannot be underestimated how important this manufactured spectacle was for the young dynasty. The legitimacy and prestige the triumph provided to the family was worth every propaganda penny the regime spent on it, allowing Vespasian to announce to the world that Titus was his chosen heir. By showcasing his eldest son on an equal footing in the procession, it left little doubt who would succeed after his death. Coins were struck in all metals to commemorate the event. Here is a rare sestertius struck for Titus Caesar in 72 showing him in triumphal dress riding in a triumphal quadriga, the type is more commonly seen in silver from Antioch. The same reverse was identically struck for Vespasian, clear numismatic evidence of Vespasian's intentions for his son. The piece itself serves as a superb memento of the 'Greatest Show on Earth' triumph put on by the Flavian regime in the late First century.

The fine style portrait on the obverse is quite impressive, unmarred by three punch marks from antiquity.
3 commentsDavid Atherton03/12/19 at 13:14FlaviusDomitianus: This type is always very attractive.
V431.jpg
Titus as Caesar RIC 43128 viewsĆ Sestertius, 25.13g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 431 (R). BMC 636.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in exergue; Titus stg. r., with branch and sceptre, in quadriga r.
Acquired from Wallinmynt, February 2019.

In 71 AD Vespasian and Titus held a double triumph celebrating their victory in the recently concluded Judaean War. The spectacular triumph was held a few days after Titus' arrival from the East in June and could be viewed as his effective homecoming party. Mary Beard has shrewdly observed that the triumph served as 'the Flavian coronation, the official launch party and press night of the Flavian dynasty.' It was the first time after Vespasian's rise to the purple that the whole family could be seen together by the Roman populace. Vespasian and Titus were identically dressed riding in matching quadrigas while Domitian trotted alongside on a splendid mount. The procession included massive towering floats depicting various 'battles' (one wonders how the makeshift naval battle on the Sea of Galilee was rendered?) that were so enormous many onlookers feared they would topple over. Booty from the destroyed Temple (the famous Menorah for one) along with other Eastern flavoured treasures were on display. Much of these treasures were likely manufactured in Rome for the event - a lavish sham in other words. The war ravaged region really didn't have much to offer in the way of razzmatazz show pieces, even the Temple's coffers were likely depleted by war's end. Despite all this, it cannot be underestimated how important this manufactured spectacle was for the young dynasty. The legitimacy and prestige the triumph provided to the family was worth every propaganda penny the regime spent on it, allowing Vespasian to announce to the world that Titus was his chosen heir. By showcasing his eldest son on an equal footing in the procession, it left little doubt who would succeed after his death. Coins were struck in all metals to commemorate the event. Here is a rare sestertius struck for Titus Caesar in 72 showing him in triumphal dress riding in a triumphal quadriga, the type is more commonly seen in silver from Antioch. The same reverse was identically struck for Vespasian, clear numismatic evidence of Vespasian's intentions for his son. The piece itself serves as a superb memento of the 'Greatest Show on Earth' triumph put on by the Flavian regime in the late First century.

The fine style portrait on the obverse is quite impressive, unmarred by three punch marks from antiquity.
3 commentsDavid Atherton03/12/19 at 12:58Jay GT4: Simply an impressive historical coin
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Titus as Caesar RIC 43128 viewsĆ Sestertius, 25.13g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 431 (R). BMC 636.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in exergue; Titus stg. r., with branch and sceptre, in quadriga r.
Acquired from Wallinmynt, February 2019.

In 71 AD Vespasian and Titus held a double triumph celebrating their victory in the recently concluded Judaean War. The spectacular triumph was held a few days after Titus' arrival from the East in June and could be viewed as his effective homecoming party. Mary Beard has shrewdly observed that the triumph served as 'the Flavian coronation, the official launch party and press night of the Flavian dynasty.' It was the first time after Vespasian's rise to the purple that the whole family could be seen together by the Roman populace. Vespasian and Titus were identically dressed riding in matching quadrigas while Domitian trotted alongside on a splendid mount. The procession included massive towering floats depicting various 'battles' (one wonders how the makeshift naval battle on the Sea of Galilee was rendered?) that were so enormous many onlookers feared they would topple over. Booty from the destroyed Temple (the famous Menorah for one) along with other Eastern flavoured treasures were on display. Much of these treasures were likely manufactured in Rome for the event - a lavish sham in other words. The war ravaged region really didn't have much to offer in the way of razzmatazz show pieces, even the Temple's coffers were likely depleted by war's end. Despite all this, it cannot be underestimated how important this manufactured spectacle was for the young dynasty. The legitimacy and prestige the triumph provided to the family was worth every propaganda penny the regime spent on it, allowing Vespasian to announce to the world that Titus was his chosen heir. By showcasing his eldest son on an equal footing in the procession, it left little doubt who would succeed after his death. Coins were struck in all metals to commemorate the event. Here is a rare sestertius struck for Titus Caesar in 72 showing him in triumphal dress riding in a triumphal quadriga, the type is more commonly seen in silver from Antioch. The same reverse was identically struck for Vespasian, clear numismatic evidence of Vespasian's intentions for his son. The piece itself serves as a superb memento of the 'Greatest Show on Earth' triumph put on by the Flavian regime in the late First century.

The fine style portrait on the obverse is quite impressive, unmarred by three punch marks from antiquity.
3 commentsDavid Atherton03/12/19 at 11:46Steve P: Wow, what a beauty (congrats David)
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC 23mm 17.19 g Jenkins 115 O34/R6811 viewsCharioteer driving walking quadriga right,above Nike flying right crowning the horses/Forepart of man-headed bull {Gelas}right.3 commentsGrant H03/12/19 at 06:53quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC 23mm 17.19 g Jenkins 115 O34/R6811 viewsCharioteer driving walking quadriga right,above Nike flying right crowning the horses/Forepart of man-headed bull {Gelas}right.3 commentsGrant H03/12/19 at 05:35Canaan: Great details, Congrats
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22050 Theodosius I/Campgate3 viewsTheodosius I/Campgate
AE4. 384-388 AD.
Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG,
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: GLORIA REI-PVBLICE,
campgate, 2 turrets, no star, B in left field,
TES in exergue.
Mint: Thessalonica 12.7mm 1.0g
RIC IX Thessalonica 62b, rated scarce.
1 commentsBlayne W03/12/19 at 04:54Enodia: Cool patina.
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22010 Hadrian/ Standards9 viewsHadrian/3 Standards Quadrans. 125-128 AD.
Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS,
laureate head right
Rev: COS III around three standards, Middle standard has legionary Eagle
S-C across fields
Mint:Rome 17.1mm 3.1g
RIC II 977; Cohen 450; Sear (1988) 1147.
1 commentsBlayne W03/12/19 at 04:52Enodia: I like this one!
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22041 Constantius II/ Soldiers w Standards7 viewsConstantius II/ Soldiers w Standards
Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
laureated and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS
Two soldiers either side of two standards
o on banners
CONSS in Exergue
Mint: Constantinople 17.6mm 2.6g
RIC VII Constantinople 61; Sear 17693
1 commentsBlayne W03/12/19 at 04:51Enodia: Nice coin with a very expressive portrait.
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 0890, RIC II(1962) 5802, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, #120 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 0890, RIC II(1962) 5802, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPA AVG COS VII, Laureate head right.
reverse: AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and scepter, S C across fields.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 25-25,5mm, weight: 11,20g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 71 A.D., ref: RIC˛ 0890, RIC II(1962) 580, C , BMC , Sear ,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/12/19 at 01:50Robin Ayers: Very nice portrait and patina!
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3 viewsMaximinus II Ć Follis. Nicomedia, struck circa AD 311.
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right
/ HERCVLI VICTORI, Hercules standing right, leaning on club; * and B in left field; SMN in exergue.
RIC VI 68.

21mm, 3.92.
1 commentspaul188803/11/19 at 21:32Jay GT4: Wow, great style on this one
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 0890, RIC II(1962) 5802, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, #120 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC˛ 0890, RIC II(1962) 5802, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPA AVG COS VII, Laureate head right.
reverse: AEQVITAS AVGVST, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and scepter, S C across fields.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 25-25,5mm, weight: 11,20g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 71 A.D., ref: RIC˛ 0890, RIC II(1962) 580, C , BMC , Sear ,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/11/19 at 21:32Jay GT4: Nice patina
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Thasos, Islands off Thrace 22 viewsPurchased from FORVM
Silver obol, SNG Cop 1020 - 1021; SNG Lockett 1224; SNG Fitz 1811; Rosen 146; HGC 6 337; Traité II 1750; Le Rider Thasiennes 9 var. (dolphins reversed), gVF, nice metal for issue, 0.512g, 10.46mm, 180o, Thasos mint, c. 435 - 411 B.C.; obverse dolphin right above dolphin left; three pellets around; reverse quadritpartite incuse square; ex CNG auction 231 (14 Apr 2010), lot 18
5 commentsRobin Ayers03/11/19 at 21:02Grant H: love the dolphins
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Mariniana, Peacock67 viewsMariniana AR Antoninianus

DIVAE MARINIANAE,
veiled & draped bust right on crescent

CONSECRATIO,
peacock flying right, carrying Mariniana, veiled, with raised hand & scepter

RIC 6
2 commentsarizonarobin03/11/19 at 15:04*Alex: Lovely.
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Julia Domna, Sardes8 viewsJulia Domna, 193-211 A.D.
Ae 19mm; 3.68 grams
Sardes in Lydia
IOYΛΙA CЄBACTH,
Draped bust right
CAPΔΙΑΝΩΝ B NЄΩKOPΩN,
cult image of Kore facing, wearing polos and veil, between a corn-ear on the left and poppy on the right

BMC 149; SNG Cop 529; Mionnet IV, 737; Paris 1254
1 commentsRobin Ayers03/11/19 at 14:17Mat: Nice patina and reverse
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Mysia, Lampsakos, (4th-3rd c. B.C.), BMC 84,53ff., AE-19, Ψ/A//torch, Forepart of Pegasus right, Rare! #119 viewsMysia, Lampsakos, (4th-3rd c. B.C.), BMC 84,53ff., AE-19, Ψ/A//torch, Forepart of Pegasus right, Rare! #1
avers: ΛΑΜ, Laureate female head right.
reverse: ΨA, Forepart of Pegasus right, curved archaic style wing, torch below.
exergue: Ψ/A//torch, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 7,105g, axis: 0h,
mint: Mysia, Lampsakos, date: 4th-3rd c. B.C., Rare!
ref: BMC 84,53ff., SNG von Aulock 1299,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/11/19 at 12:32Steve P: Great Pegasus, my coin-friend (congrats)
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Julia Paula, Concordia12 viewsAr denarius, 2.892g, 19.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 220 A.D.

IVLIA PAVLA AVG,
bare-headed, draped bust right, hair in horizontal ridges, small looped plait bun at back

CONCORDIA (harmony),
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, left elbow resting on arm of throne, star in left field;

from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Harlan J. Berk (purchased FORVM ancient Coins)

BMCRE V 172, RSC III 6a, RIC IV 211, Hunter III 1, Eauze Hoard 376 (29 spec.), SRCV II 7655
3 commentsRobin Ayers03/11/19 at 12:29Jay GT4: Wonderful reverse
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Domitian AR Denarius42 viewsDomitian AR Denarius. Rome 88 CE Group 2
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMANIC COS XIII
Rev: Minerva Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; CENS P.P.P.
RIC-568 (R2) BMC 139 RSC 27
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3133 March 7, 2019
6 commentsorfew03/11/19 at 11:11Blindado: Wonderful piece!
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Julia Paula, Concordia12 viewsAr denarius, 2.892g, 19.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 220 A.D.

IVLIA PAVLA AVG,
bare-headed, draped bust right, hair in horizontal ridges, small looped plait bun at back

CONCORDIA (harmony),
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, left elbow resting on arm of throne, star in left field;

from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Harlan J. Berk (purchased FORVM ancient Coins)

BMCRE V 172, RSC III 6a, RIC IV 211, Hunter III 1, Eauze Hoard 376 (29 spec.), SRCV II 7655
3 commentsRobin Ayers03/11/19 at 10:31shanxi: nice, realy big eyes
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RPC II 1944 Vespasianus15 viewsObv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, Laureate head of Vespasian, left, with drapery on far shoulder, above eagle
standing left, left wing extended
Rev: T ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY, Laureate head of Titus, right; in left field, lituus; in right field B
Silver Tetradrachm mm 25.96 g 14.709 die axis 12 h - Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 69-70 A.D.
RPC II 1944 - Prieur 109
Purchased on eBay from Dionysos
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/11/19 at 07:13David Atherton: Very nice example! Different dies than my example ...
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Caracalla, Stobi6 views Caracalla, Stobi
Ae 25mm; 6.9g

PIVSAVGV-ANTONINVS
Laureate head right

MVNICS-T-OBE
Nike advancing right holding wreath and palm

Josifovski 383 (V83, R95),
1 commentsRobin Ayers03/11/19 at 06:29quadrans: I always like the Stobi coins
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Julia Paula, Concordia12 viewsAr denarius, 2.892g, 19.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 220 A.D.

IVLIA PAVLA AVG,
bare-headed, draped bust right, hair in horizontal ridges, small looped plait bun at back

CONCORDIA (harmony),
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, left elbow resting on arm of throne, star in left field;

from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Harlan J. Berk (purchased FORVM ancient Coins)

BMCRE V 172, RSC III 6a, RIC IV 211, Hunter III 1, Eauze Hoard 376 (29 spec.), SRCV II 7655
3 commentsRobin Ayers03/11/19 at 06:28quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Julia Domna, Liberalitas8 viewsJulia Domna
Ar 18mm; 4.02g
Emesa Mint

IVLIA DO/MNA AVG
draped bust right

LIBER/A/L/ AVG
Liberalitas standing left holding cornucopia and abacus

RIC 627, RSC 103
2 commentsRobin Ayers03/11/19 at 06:28quadrans: Nice one
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Heraclea 0674 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman falls forward clutching horse
Minted in Heraclea (* |_ //SMHA). 348-351 A.D.
Reference:- RIC VIII Heraclea 67 (R)

5.03 gms, 24.53 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/11/19 at 06:25Randygeki(h2): Nice find
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169 - Constans - AE3 - RIC VIII Siscia 247 3 viewsAE3
Obv:- DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Nimbate Phoenix standing right on ile of rocks
Minted in Siscia; (_ | Sym4 //DSIS?), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Siscia 247

2.08 gms, 19.94 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/11/19 at 06:25Randygeki(h2): Very neat
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169 - Constans - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 0454 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, Victory sitting at the stern, steering the ship
Minted in Alexandria; (//ALEA), A.D. 348-350
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 45 (R)

5.08 gms, 23.19 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm03/11/19 at 06:25Randygeki(h2): Very interesting example
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LUCANIA. Sybaris. AR Stater26 viewsCirca 550-510 B.C. (28mm, 8.43 g, 12h). Obverse: bull standing left, head reverted; VM in exergue. Reverse: incuse bull standing right, head reverted. S & S Class B, pl. XLVIII, 4-8 Gorini 2; HN Italy 1729. VF, toned.

Ex. Volteia Collection

This coin was minted before the destruction of Sybaris by its neighboring city state Kroton in 510 B.C. We do not know the exact nature why Kroton destroyed this prosperous city. Ancient sources provided us several accounts of Sybaris being a place of hedonism and excess to the point that the very name Sybaris became a byword for opulent luxury, and its destruction was a result of some divine punishment (Diodorus Siculus, Strabo, Aelianus, Athenaeus). Modern revisionist view of the possible demise of Sybaris might be the result of its vast natural wealth and successful trade with its neighbors, which gave Kroton the economic reason to subjugate it. The Sybarites established a new city called Thourioi (Thurii/Thurium) with the help of Athenian settlers. However, the Sybarites were again expelled by the Athenians in 445 B.C. and founded another city for the last time called Sybaris on the Traeis.
Sybaris might be the first to mint coins with an incuse reverse and this practice spread to other Greek city states like Kroton, Metapontion, and Poseidonia. The similar weight and technique in producing these incuse-type coins facilitated trade between the cities mentioned. The bull might represent the river god Crathis or Sybaris, or both: each deity could represent either the obverse or reverse of the coin. The ethnic VM (or YM) in exergue are the first two Greek letters of Sybaris spelled retrogradely. A curious placement of the letter sigma sideways made it appear as letter M on most coins of Sybaris.
5 commentsJason T03/11/19 at 06:12quadrans: Nice piece..
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Julia Domna, Liberalitas8 viewsJulia Domna
Ar 18mm; 4.02g
Emesa Mint

IVLIA DO/MNA AVG
draped bust right

LIBER/A/L/ AVG
Liberalitas standing left holding cornucopia and abacus

RIC 627, RSC 103
2 commentsRobin Ayers03/11/19 at 05:19Mat: Great addition
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LUCANIA. Sybaris. AR Stater26 viewsCirca 550-510 B.C. (28mm, 8.43 g, 12h). Obverse: bull standing left, head reverted; VM in exergue. Reverse: incuse bull standing right, head reverted. S & S Class B, pl. XLVIII, 4-8 Gorini 2; HN Italy 1729. VF, toned.

Ex. Volteia Collection

This coin was minted before the destruction of Sybaris by its neighboring city state Kroton in 510 B.C. We do not know the exact nature why Kroton destroyed this prosperous city. Ancient sources provided us several accounts of Sybaris being a place of hedonism and excess to the point that the very name Sybaris became a byword for opulent luxury, and its destruction was a result of some divine punishment (Diodorus Siculus, Strabo, Aelianus, Athenaeus). Modern revisionist view of the possible demise of Sybaris might be the result of its vast natural wealth and successful trade with its neighbors, which gave Kroton the economic reason to subjugate it. The Sybarites established a new city called Thourioi (Thurii/Thurium) with the help of Athenian settlers. However, the Sybarites were again expelled by the Athenians in 445 B.C. and founded another city for the last time called Sybaris on the Traeis.
Sybaris might be the first to mint coins with an incuse reverse and this practice spread to other Greek city states like Kroton, Metapontion, and Poseidonia. The similar weight and technique in producing these incuse-type coins facilitated trade between the cities mentioned. The bull might represent the river god Crathis or Sybaris, or both: each deity could represent either the obverse or reverse of the coin. The ethnic VM (or YM) in exergue are the first two Greek letters of Sybaris spelled retrogradely. A curious placement of the letter sigma sideways made it appear as letter M on most coins of Sybaris.
5 commentsJason T03/11/19 at 04:09Enodia: Lovely coin, and informative write-up. The braided...
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LUCANIA. Sybaris. AR Stater26 viewsCirca 550-510 B.C. (28mm, 8.43 g, 12h). Obverse: bull standing left, head reverted; VM in exergue. Reverse: incuse bull standing right, head reverted. S & S Class B, pl. XLVIII, 4-8 Gorini 2; HN Italy 1729. VF, toned.

Ex. Volteia Collection

This coin was minted before the destruction of Sybaris by its neighboring city state Kroton in 510 B.C. We do not know the exact nature why Kroton destroyed this prosperous city. Ancient sources provided us several accounts of Sybaris being a place of hedonism and excess to the point that the very name Sybaris became a byword for opulent luxury, and its destruction was a result of some divine punishment (Diodorus Siculus, Strabo, Aelianus, Athenaeus). Modern revisionist view of the possible demise of Sybaris might be the result of its vast natural wealth and successful trade with its neighbors, which gave Kroton the economic reason to subjugate it. The Sybarites established a new city called Thourioi (Thurii/Thurium) with the help of Athenian settlers. However, the Sybarites were again expelled by the Athenians in 445 B.C. and founded another city for the last time called Sybaris on the Traeis.
Sybaris might be the first to mint coins with an incuse reverse and this practice spread to other Greek city states like Kroton, Metapontion, and Poseidonia. The similar weight and technique in producing these incuse-type coins facilitated trade between the cities mentioned. The bull might represent the river god Crathis or Sybaris, or both: each deity could represent either the obverse or reverse of the coin. The ethnic VM (or YM) in exergue are the first two Greek letters of Sybaris spelled retrogradely. A curious placement of the letter sigma sideways made it appear as letter M on most coins of Sybaris.
5 commentsJason T03/11/19 at 04:04Jay GT4: Wow! Outstanding coin. Love the archaic style!
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LUCANIA. Sybaris. AR Stater26 viewsCirca 550-510 B.C. (28mm, 8.43 g, 12h). Obverse: bull standing left, head reverted; VM in exergue. Reverse: incuse bull standing right, head reverted. S & S Class B, pl. XLVIII, 4-8 Gorini 2; HN Italy 1729. VF, toned.

Ex. Volteia Collection

This coin was minted before the destruction of Sybaris by its neighboring city state Kroton in 510 B.C. We do not know the exact nature why Kroton destroyed this prosperous city. Ancient sources provided us several accounts of Sybaris being a place of hedonism and excess to the point that the very name Sybaris became a byword for opulent luxury, and its destruction was a result of some divine punishment (Diodorus Siculus, Strabo, Aelianus, Athenaeus). Modern revisionist view of the possible demise of Sybaris might be the result of its vast natural wealth and successful trade with its neighbors, which gave Kroton the economic reason to subjugate it. The Sybarites established a new city called Thourioi (Thurii/Thurium) with the help of Athenian settlers. However, the Sybarites were again expelled by the Athenians in 445 B.C. and founded another city for the last time called Sybaris on the Traeis.
Sybaris might be the first to mint coins with an incuse reverse and this practice spread to other Greek city states like Kroton, Metapontion, and Poseidonia. The similar weight and technique in producing these incuse-type coins facilitated trade between the cities mentioned. The bull might represent the river god Crathis or Sybaris, or both: each deity could represent either the obverse or reverse of the coin. The ethnic VM (or YM) in exergue are the first two Greek letters of Sybaris spelled retrogradely. A curious placement of the letter sigma sideways made it appear as letter M on most coins of Sybaris.
5 commentsJason T03/11/19 at 03:50Jason T: Yes. I do agree. A lot of archaic Greek letters ha...
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LUCANIA. Sybaris. AR Stater26 viewsCirca 550-510 B.C. (28mm, 8.43 g, 12h). Obverse: bull standing left, head reverted; VM in exergue. Reverse: incuse bull standing right, head reverted. S & S Class B, pl. XLVIII, 4-8 Gorini 2; HN Italy 1729. VF, toned.

Ex. Volteia Collection

This coin was minted before the destruction of Sybaris by its neighboring city state Kroton in 510 B.C. We do not know the exact nature why Kroton destroyed this prosperous city. Ancient sources provided us several accounts of Sybaris being a place of hedonism and excess to the point that the very name Sybaris became a byword for opulent luxury, and its destruction was a result of some divine punishment (Diodorus Siculus, Strabo, Aelianus, Athenaeus). Modern revisionist view of the possible demise of Sybaris might be the result of its vast natural wealth and successful trade with its neighbors, which gave Kroton the economic reason to subjugate it. The Sybarites established a new city called Thourioi (Thurii/Thurium) with the help of Athenian settlers. However, the Sybarites were again expelled by the Athenians in 445 B.C. and founded another city for the last time called Sybaris on the Traeis.
Sybaris might be the first to mint coins with an incuse reverse and this practice spread to other Greek city states like Kroton, Metapontion, and Poseidonia. The similar weight and technique in producing these incuse-type coins facilitated trade between the cities mentioned. The bull might represent the river god Crathis or Sybaris, or both: each deity could represent either the obverse or reverse of the coin. The ethnic VM (or YM) in exergue are the first two Greek letters of Sybaris spelled retrogradely. A curious placement of the letter sigma sideways made it appear as letter M on most coins of Sybaris.
5 commentsJason T03/11/19 at 03:41JBF: Very nice, congratulations. The san is an archaic...
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Mysia, Lampsakos, (4th-3rd c. B.C.), BMC 84,53ff., AE-19, Ψ/A//torch, Forepart of Pegasus right, Rare! #119 viewsMysia, Lampsakos, (4th-3rd c. B.C.), BMC 84,53ff., AE-19, Ψ/A//torch, Forepart of Pegasus right, Rare! #1
avers: ΛΑΜ, Laureate female head right.
reverse: ΨA, Forepart of Pegasus right, curved archaic style wing, torch below.
exergue: Ψ/A//torch, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 7,105g, axis: 0h,
mint: Mysia, Lampsakos, date: 4th-3rd c. B.C., Rare!
ref: BMC 84,53ff., SNG von Aulock 1299,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/10/19 at 19:18Smulan: Lovely patina!
henry-vii-1.jpg
S.2200 Henry VII11 viewsGroat of Henry VII (1485-1509)
Mint: London
Mintmark: cross-crosslet
Class IVa
S. 2200
O: hЄnRIC’ DI’ GRΛ’ RЄX AGL’ Z FR'
R: POSVI DЄV’ Λ DIVTOR Є’ mЄV/CIVI TAS LOn DOn

Henry Tudor's first issue of groats is really not much different from that of Richard III and all the kings before him going back to Edward III. The design would change radically during Henry's reign. This particular issue shows a little more detail in the face and hair, paralleling the developments in art the early 16th century

This particular coin is believed to have been produced around 1504-1505, the estimate for the cross-crosslet mint mark activity.

Ex- CNG
3 commentsNap03/10/19 at 11:36Stkp: Wonderful
Domitian_RIC_568.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius42 viewsDomitian AR Denarius. Rome 88 CE Group 2
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMANIC COS XIII
Rev: Minerva Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; CENS P.P.P.
RIC-568 (R2) BMC 139 RSC 27
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3133 March 7, 2019
6 commentsorfew03/10/19 at 09:29Vincent: This must be rare...never seen it before...choice....
Domitian_RIC_342.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius39 viewsDomitian. Denarius. Rome 85 CE. (Fifth Issue)
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P V
Rev: Minvera advancing r with spear and shield; IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
RIC-342.
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3136 March 7, 2019
3 commentsorfew03/10/19 at 09:28Vincent: She's standing elegant
Domitian_RIC_145.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius38 viewsDomitian. Denarius. Rome 82-83 CE .
Obv: head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Salvs std l with corn ears and poppy; SALVS AVGVST.
RIC-145.
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3135 March 7, 2019
3 commentsorfew03/10/19 at 09:28Vincent: Lovely
IMG_4665.jpg
Paphlagonia. Sinope17 views
Sinope, Paphlagonia. Circa 85-65 BC.Head of Athena right in helmet decorated with pegasos / Perseus standing, facing, holding harpa & head of Medusa, whose decapitated body lies at his feet.
29mm., 18,65g.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/10/19 at 00:54NORMAN K: Has a great LOOK. Beautiful obverse portrait
sestertius11.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III, Rome mint, struck 241-242AD, AE Sestertius71 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG laureate-headed and draped bust right
P M TR P IIII COS II P P, S-C Gordian standing right
RIC 306a, Cohen 254
3 commentsdupondius03/10/19 at 00:52NORMAN K: Whats not to like. Beautiful coin
henry-vii-1.jpg
S.2200 Henry VII11 viewsGroat of Henry VII (1485-1509)
Mint: London
Mintmark: cross-crosslet
Class IVa
S. 2200
O: hЄnRIC’ DI’ GRΛ’ RЄX AGL’ Z FR'
R: POSVI DЄV’ Λ DIVTOR Є’ mЄV/CIVI TAS LOn DOn

Henry Tudor's first issue of groats is really not much different from that of Richard III and all the kings before him going back to Edward III. The design would change radically during Henry's reign. This particular issue shows a little more detail in the face and hair, paralleling the developments in art the early 16th century

This particular coin is believed to have been produced around 1504-1505, the estimate for the cross-crosslet mint mark activity.

Ex- CNG
3 commentsNap03/09/19 at 22:36Mat: Pleasing example
Domitian_RIC_94.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius7 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
Rome Mint 82 CE (First Issue)
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMITIANUS AVG PM
Rev: Altar garlanded and lighted, TR POT COS VIII P P
RIC 94 (R) BMC 32, RSC 598
1 commentsorfew03/09/19 at 22:19Jay GT4: Oh yeah
henry-vii-1.jpg
S.2200 Henry VII11 viewsGroat of Henry VII (1485-1509)
Mint: London
Mintmark: cross-crosslet
Class IVa
S. 2200
O: hЄnRIC’ DI’ GRΛ’ RЄX AGL’ Z FR'
R: POSVI DЄV’ Λ DIVTOR Є’ mЄV/CIVI TAS LOn DOn

Henry Tudor's first issue of groats is really not much different from that of Richard III and all the kings before him going back to Edward III. The design would change radically during Henry's reign. This particular issue shows a little more detail in the face and hair, paralleling the developments in art the early 16th century

This particular coin is believed to have been produced around 1504-1505, the estimate for the cross-crosslet mint mark activity.

Ex- CNG
3 commentsNap03/09/19 at 21:41quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
Niko2.jpg
Septimius Severus, Nikopolis7 viewsSeptimius Severus
Ae 18-19mm; 3.33g

AVKAICE(dot)/CEVHPOC
Laureate head right

NIKOPOLIT(dot)/PROCICTPO
Apollo with chlamys over l. shoulder, holding bow and patera

HrHJ (2018) 8.14.7.10 (same dies)
2 commentsRobin Ayers03/09/19 at 21:29*Alex: Very nice.
Zsigmond,_(1387-1437_AD),_AR-Den,_H-575,_C2-120A,_U-448,_P-116,_mOnETSIGISmVnDI,_REGISVnGARIE_ET_C_,_1387-9AD,_Q-001,_6h,_13,5mm,_0_39g-s.jpg
031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-575/576, C2-120A/121A, U-448/449, P-116/117, Hybrid variation, Very Rare!!! #0133 views031 Sigismund, ( Sigismund of Luxemburg)., King of Hungary, (1387-1437 A.D.) AR-Denar, H-575/576, C2-120A/121A, U-448/449, P-116/117, Hybrid variation, Very Rare!!! #01
avers: ✠mOnЄT SIGISmVnDI, Patriarchal (short!) cross.
reverse: ✠•RЄGIS VnGARIЄ ЄT C, Four-part shield, Árpádian stripes and Brandenburg eagle. The reverse legend is the same as the Huszár-576, CNH-2-121A, Unger-449, Pohl-117,
exergue, mint mark: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 0,39g, axis:6h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, Moneyer: Onforio Bardi(?) (by Pohl), date: 1387-1389 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-575/576, CNH-2-120A/121, Unger-448/449, Pohl-116/117, Hybrid denar, Very Rare !!!
Q-001

Sigismund of Luxemburg
1 commentsquadrans03/09/19 at 20:08Stkp: very very nice example
072_Gordianus-III__(238-244_A_D_),_RIC_202_AR-Ant_,_IMP_CAES_M_ANT_GORDIANVS_AVG,_VICTORIA_AVG,_RSC-,_Antioch,_241_AD,_Q-001,_10h,_21-22,5mm,_4,16g-s.jpg
072 Gordianus III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 005, AR-Antoninianus, Roma, VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left, #137 views072 Gordianus III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 005, AR-Antoninianus, Roma, VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left, #1
avers: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left with wreath and palm branch.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 21,0-22,5mm, weight: 4,16g, axis: 10h,
mint: Roma, date: 238 A.D., 1st Issue, 6th officina, ref: RIC IV-III 5, RSC 357, Sear-8664,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/09/19 at 19:47okidoki: excellent and stylistic
niko4.jpg
Elgabalus, Nikopolis7 viewsElgabalus
Ae 26mm; 12.05g

AVT K M AVPH - ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate head right

(VN NOB IOV POVΦOV) NIKOPOLITWN PROCICTR
O-N in fields
Herakles standing, facing, head left, leaning on club in right hand, lion skin draped over left forearm

HrHJ (2018) 8.26.14.7 (same dies)
2 commentsRobin Ayers03/09/19 at 13:32quadrans: Interesting piece..
Niko2.jpg
Septimius Severus, Nikopolis7 viewsSeptimius Severus
Ae 18-19mm; 3.33g

AVKAICE(dot)/CEVHPOC
Laureate head right

NIKOPOLIT(dot)/PROCICTPO
Apollo with chlamys over l. shoulder, holding bow and patera

HrHJ (2018) 8.14.7.10 (same dies)
2 commentsRobin Ayers03/09/19 at 13:31quadrans: Nice piece..
Domitian_RIC_568.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius42 viewsDomitian AR Denarius. Rome 88 CE Group 2
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMANIC COS XIII
Rev: Minerva Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; CENS P.P.P.
RIC-568 (R2) BMC 139 RSC 27
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3133 March 7, 2019
6 commentsorfew03/09/19 at 13:03quadrans: Another nice piece
Domitian_RIC_342.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius39 viewsDomitian. Denarius. Rome 85 CE. (Fifth Issue)
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P V
Rev: Minvera advancing r with spear and shield; IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
RIC-342.
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3136 March 7, 2019
3 commentsorfew03/09/19 at 13:03quadrans: Nice one
Domitian_RIC_145.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius38 viewsDomitian. Denarius. Rome 82-83 CE .
Obv: head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Salvs std l with corn ears and poppy; SALVS AVGVST.
RIC-145.
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3135 March 7, 2019
3 commentsorfew03/09/19 at 13:02quadrans: Great piece .
Titus_ric_103_Gorny_und_Mosch.JPG
Titus AR Denarius44 viewsTitus, 79 - 81 n. Chr. Denar (2.96g). 80 n. Chr. Mzst. Rom.
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. l.
Rev.: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, zwei Gefangene sitzen Rücken an Rücken an einem Tropaeum.
RIC 103 (R2); C. 306; BMC 37; BN 34.
Ex Sammlung Shlomo Moussaieff, London, 1948 - 2000.
Condition: Dunkle Tönung, partiell Auflagen, ss
Ex: Gorny und Mosch e-auction 263 - 07.03.2019: Lot 3615
3 commentsorfew03/09/19 at 12:42David Atherton: Nice rarity!
Domitian_RIC_568.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius42 viewsDomitian AR Denarius. Rome 88 CE Group 2
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMANIC COS XIII
Rev: Minerva Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; CENS P.P.P.
RIC-568 (R2) BMC 139 RSC 27
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3133 March 7, 2019
6 commentsorfew03/09/19 at 12:39David Atherton: Superb portrait!
Be5E3SrQsEj96GbAJo77k2XRwyX4H8.jpg
GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 420-420 BC 25mm Jenkins 457 O85/R1759 viewsNike driving quadriga right,holding reins,large olive wreath above/Forepart of man-headed bull right,heron in front.3 commentsGrant H03/09/19 at 10:25Grant H: Thanks will post better photo when coin is in hand
Sextus_Pompey_Scylla.jpg
Sextus Pompey -- Scylla23 viewsSextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet
[Youngest Son of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)]
Obv: MAG⦁PIVS⦁IMP⦁ITER; Pharos of Messana, Neptune on top standing r. with r. hand on a trident and l. hand on a rudder, resting l. foot on prow. Galley sailing l., aquila atop a tripod placed in prow and a scepter tied with a fillet in stern. Border of dots.
Rev: PRAEF⦁ORAE⦁MARIT⦁ET⦁CLAS⦁S⦁C [AEs and MAR ligatured]; Scylla attacking l. wielding a rudder in both hands, the torso of a nude woman with two fishtails and the foreparts of three dogs as the lower body. Border of dots.
Denomination: silver denarius; Mint: Sicily, uncertain location1; Date: summer 42 - summer 39 BC2; Weight: 3.566g; Diameter: 19.8mm; Die axis: 225ş; References, for example: BMCRR Sicily 20 variant3, Sydenham 1349 variant3; Crawford RRC 511/4d; Sear CRI 335b.

Notes:

Obverse legend: MAG[NUS]⦁PIVS⦁IMP[ERATOR]⦁ITER[UM]
Reverse legend: PRAEF[ECTUS]⦁ORAE⦁MARIT[IMAE]⦁ET⦁CLAS[SIS]⦁S[ENATUS]⦁C[ONSULTO]

1Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.557 and Sear CRI, p. 203 suggest Messana as a possible mint location. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 124 hesitatingly suggests Mitylene (on the island of Lesbos).

2This is the date range suggested by Estiot 2006, p. 145, as she recommends going back to Crawford’s proposal of 42 - 40 BC. Crawford RRC (2001 reprint with the 1982 corrections), p. 521 suggests the period in 42 BC after Sextus Pompey defeated Q. Salvidienus Rufus. Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.556 proposes 38 - 36 BC. Sydenham, The Coinage of the Roman Republic (1952, revised 1975), p.211 follows Grueber. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 129 submits 35 BC.

3Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily 20 and Sydenham 1349 list MAR (ligatured) I but the coin here is clearly MAR (ligatured) IT. Neither Grueber nor Sydenham record MAR (ligatured) IT as part of this reverse legend for this coin type. Crawford and Sear do.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
5 commentsTracy Aiello03/09/19 at 07:42Marsman: Wow
Sextus_Pompey_Scylla.jpg
Sextus Pompey -- Scylla23 viewsSextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet
[Youngest Son of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)]
Obv: MAG⦁PIVS⦁IMP⦁ITER; Pharos of Messana, Neptune on top standing r. with r. hand on a trident and l. hand on a rudder, resting l. foot on prow. Galley sailing l., aquila atop a tripod placed in prow and a scepter tied with a fillet in stern. Border of dots.
Rev: PRAEF⦁ORAE⦁MARIT⦁ET⦁CLAS⦁S⦁C [AEs and MAR ligatured]; Scylla attacking l. wielding a rudder in both hands, the torso of a nude woman with two fishtails and the foreparts of three dogs as the lower body. Border of dots.
Denomination: silver denarius; Mint: Sicily, uncertain location1; Date: summer 42 - summer 39 BC2; Weight: 3.566g; Diameter: 19.8mm; Die axis: 225ş; References, for example: BMCRR Sicily 20 variant3, Sydenham 1349 variant3; Crawford RRC 511/4d; Sear CRI 335b.

Notes:

Obverse legend: MAG[NUS]⦁PIVS⦁IMP[ERATOR]⦁ITER[UM]
Reverse legend: PRAEF[ECTUS]⦁ORAE⦁MARIT[IMAE]⦁ET⦁CLAS[SIS]⦁S[ENATUS]⦁C[ONSULTO]

1Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.557 and Sear CRI, p. 203 suggest Messana as a possible mint location. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 124 hesitatingly suggests Mitylene (on the island of Lesbos).

2This is the date range suggested by Estiot 2006, p. 145, as she recommends going back to Crawford’s proposal of 42 - 40 BC. Crawford RRC (2001 reprint with the 1982 corrections), p. 521 suggests the period in 42 BC after Sextus Pompey defeated Q. Salvidienus Rufus. Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.556 proposes 38 - 36 BC. Sydenham, The Coinage of the Roman Republic (1952, revised 1975), p.211 follows Grueber. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 129 submits 35 BC.

3Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily 20 and Sydenham 1349 list MAR (ligatured) I but the coin here is clearly MAR (ligatured) IT. Neither Grueber nor Sydenham record MAR (ligatured) IT as part of this reverse legend for this coin type. Crawford and Sear do.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
5 commentsTracy Aiello03/08/19 at 22:22okidoki: Congrats very nice
Be5E3SrQsEj96GbAJo77k2XRwyX4H8.jpg
GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 420-420 BC 25mm Jenkins 457 O85/R1759 viewsNike driving quadriga right,holding reins,large olive wreath above/Forepart of man-headed bull right,heron in front.3 commentsGrant H03/08/19 at 22:01okidoki: agreed topper
niko4.jpg
Elgabalus, Nikopolis7 viewsElgabalus
Ae 26mm; 12.05g

AVT K M AVPH - ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate head right

(VN NOB IOV POVΦOV) NIKOPOLITWN PROCICTR
O-N in fields
Herakles standing, facing, head left, leaning on club in right hand, lion skin draped over left forearm

HrHJ (2018) 8.26.14.7 (same dies)
2 commentsRobin Ayers03/08/19 at 21:54okidoki: very nice
Be5E3SrQsEj96GbAJo77k2XRwyX4H8.jpg
GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 420-420 BC 25mm Jenkins 457 O85/R1759 viewsNike driving quadriga right,holding reins,large olive wreath above/Forepart of man-headed bull right,heron in front.3 commentsGrant H03/08/19 at 21:21Jay GT4: Great MFB
Titus_ric_103_Gorny_und_Mosch.JPG
Titus AR Denarius44 viewsTitus, 79 - 81 n. Chr. Denar (2.96g). 80 n. Chr. Mzst. Rom.
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. l.
Rev.: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, zwei Gefangene sitzen Rücken an Rücken an einem Tropaeum.
RIC 103 (R2); C. 306; BMC 37; BN 34.
Ex Sammlung Shlomo Moussaieff, London, 1948 - 2000.
Condition: Dunkle Tönung, partiell Auflagen, ss
Ex: Gorny und Mosch e-auction 263 - 07.03.2019: Lot 3615
3 commentsorfew03/08/19 at 17:39Jay GT4: Amazing provenance
Domitian_RIC_145.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius38 viewsDomitian. Denarius. Rome 82-83 CE .
Obv: head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Salvs std l with corn ears and poppy; SALVS AVGVST.
RIC-145.
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3135 March 7, 2019
3 commentsorfew03/08/19 at 17:38Jay GT4: A stunner
Domitian_RIC_342.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius39 viewsDomitian. Denarius. Rome 85 CE. (Fifth Issue)
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P V
Rev: Minvera advancing r with spear and shield; IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
RIC-342.
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3136 March 7, 2019
3 commentsorfew03/08/19 at 17:38Jay GT4: Great coin
Domitian_RIC_568.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius42 viewsDomitian AR Denarius. Rome 88 CE Group 2
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMANIC COS XIII
Rev: Minerva Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; CENS P.P.P.
RIC-568 (R2) BMC 139 RSC 27
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3133 March 7, 2019
6 commentsorfew03/08/19 at 17:37Jay GT4: Outstanding! I wish it was mine!
Domitian_RIC_568.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius42 viewsDomitian AR Denarius. Rome 88 CE Group 2
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMANIC COS XIII
Rev: Minerva Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; CENS P.P.P.
RIC-568 (R2) BMC 139 RSC 27
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3133 March 7, 2019
6 commentsorfew03/08/19 at 16:19shanxi: very nice
Titus_ric_103_Gorny_und_Mosch.JPG
Titus AR Denarius44 viewsTitus, 79 - 81 n. Chr. Denar (2.96g). 80 n. Chr. Mzst. Rom.
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. l.
Rev.: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, zwei Gefangene sitzen Rücken an Rücken an einem Tropaeum.
RIC 103 (R2); C. 306; BMC 37; BN 34.
Ex Sammlung Shlomo Moussaieff, London, 1948 - 2000.
Condition: Dunkle Tönung, partiell Auflagen, ss
Ex: Gorny und Mosch e-auction 263 - 07.03.2019: Lot 3615
3 commentsorfew03/08/19 at 11:21Vincent: Cool coin and like the design...Left bust...Titus ...
Sextus_Pompey_Scylla.jpg
Sextus Pompey -- Scylla23 viewsSextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet
[Youngest Son of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)]
Obv: MAG⦁PIVS⦁IMP⦁ITER; Pharos of Messana, Neptune on top standing r. with r. hand on a trident and l. hand on a rudder, resting l. foot on prow. Galley sailing l., aquila atop a tripod placed in prow and a scepter tied with a fillet in stern. Border of dots.
Rev: PRAEF⦁ORAE⦁MARIT⦁ET⦁CLAS⦁S⦁C [AEs and MAR ligatured]; Scylla attacking l. wielding a rudder in both hands, the torso of a nude woman with two fishtails and the foreparts of three dogs as the lower body. Border of dots.
Denomination: silver denarius; Mint: Sicily, uncertain location1; Date: summer 42 - summer 39 BC2; Weight: 3.566g; Diameter: 19.8mm; Die axis: 225ş; References, for example: BMCRR Sicily 20 variant3, Sydenham 1349 variant3; Crawford RRC 511/4d; Sear CRI 335b.

Notes:

Obverse legend: MAG[NUS]⦁PIVS⦁IMP[ERATOR]⦁ITER[UM]
Reverse legend: PRAEF[ECTUS]⦁ORAE⦁MARIT[IMAE]⦁ET⦁CLAS[SIS]⦁S[ENATUS]⦁C[ONSULTO]

1Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.557 and Sear CRI, p. 203 suggest Messana as a possible mint location. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 124 hesitatingly suggests Mitylene (on the island of Lesbos).

2This is the date range suggested by Estiot 2006, p. 145, as she recommends going back to Crawford’s proposal of 42 - 40 BC. Crawford RRC (2001 reprint with the 1982 corrections), p. 521 suggests the period in 42 BC after Sextus Pompey defeated Q. Salvidienus Rufus. Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.556 proposes 38 - 36 BC. Sydenham, The Coinage of the Roman Republic (1952, revised 1975), p.211 follows Grueber. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 129 submits 35 BC.

3Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily 20 and Sydenham 1349 list MAR (ligatured) I but the coin here is clearly MAR (ligatured) IT. Neither Grueber nor Sydenham record MAR (ligatured) IT as part of this reverse legend for this coin type. Crawford and Sear do.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
5 commentsTracy Aiello03/07/19 at 19:34Norbert: nice coin, congrats
20_21_1_1_-c2_5_-32_,_(Bela_III__(1172-1196_AD)),_H-181,_C1-162,_U-095,_Q-001,_0h,_9-9,4mm,_0,18g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.21.1.1./c2.05./32., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-181, CNH I.-162, U-095, #0128 viewsCÁC II. 20.21.1.1./c2.05./32., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-181, CNH I.-162, U-095, #01
avers: Four connected curves containing crosses, a cross of Saint Andrew with dots in the angles in the center, a border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in the angles, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,0-9,4mm, weight: 0,18g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-181, CNH I.-162, Unger-095,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.21.1.1./c2.05./32.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/07/19 at 17:35Stkp: very nice
19_08_2_1_-a1_01_--_,_Anonymous_II__(István_III__(1162-1172_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H--,_CNH_I_--,_U--,_Q-001,_0h,_10,2mm,_0,21g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 19.08.2.1./a1.01./after 01., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H--, CNH I.--, U--, New Sigla variation! #0128 viewsCÁC II. 19.08.2.1./a1.01./after 01., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H--, CNH I.--, U--, New Sigla variation! #01
avers: Cross with three wedges at the ends and H's between the angles, border of dots.
reverse: Eight dots around the cross, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,2mm, weight: 0,21g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár--, CNH I.--, Unger--,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 19.08.2.1./a1.01./after 01. before 02., New Sigla variation!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/07/19 at 17:34Stkp: nice
faustinaIIgemelos.jpg
TEMPLE, FAUSTINA SENIOR, Temple of Faustina and Antoninus Pius.156 viewsAR denarius. c.146 AD. 3.60 g, 6h. Draped bust right. DIVA FAVSTINA. / Hexastyle temple; with figure within; surmounted by a central facing quadriga, winged Victories on corners; statues on lower left and right; fencing in front. AED DIV FAVSTINAE. RIC III 343 (A.Pius). RSC 1.
The building was built after the death of Empress Faustina (141 A.C.) and was dedicated by the Senate to the deceased, who they declared a divinity. It was also dedicated to Emperor Antoninus Pio, as is stated on its facade. Around the seventh and eighth centuries, it became a Christian church, but its appearance today is mostly a result of the baroque modifications of Orazio Torriani (1601-14).
2 commentsbenito03/07/19 at 07:14Vincent: Real nice, great historical coin!
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Marcia3 viewsGens MARCIA
Marcus Marcius Moneyer circa 119 BC.
Silver Denarius.
19,5 mm 10 h. 4,01 g.
Obv. Helmeted head of Roma right, modius behind, X below chin.
Rev. Victory in biga right., holding reins and whip; below, M MAR ligate C, divided by two ears of corn; in ex. RO MA.
Cr245/1, Syd 500.
1 commentsMarsman03/07/19 at 04:24Jay GT4: Outstanding! The Biga is incredible
T-2381_107_Severina,_AE-Ant_,_SEVERINAE_AVG(E2),_CONCORDIAE_MILITVM(C3),_XXIQ,_RIC-13,_Siscia,_iss-9,_ph-1,_off-4,_274-275_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_22,4-23,8mm,_4,42g-s.jpg
107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2381 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXIQ, Concordia standing left, #128 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2381 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXIQ, Concordia standing left, #1
avers: SEVERIN AE AVG, Diademed (high bun), draped bust right on crescent. (E2)
reverse: CONCOR DIAE M ILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding the standard in each hand. (Concordia 3)
exergue: -/-//XXIQ, diameter: 22,4-23,8mm, weight: 4,42g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, Issue 9, ph-1, off-4, date: 274-275 A.D., ref: RIC-13, T-2381 (Estiot), LV-8816
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans03/07/19 at 04:16Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
072_Gordianus-III__(238-244_A_D_),_RIC_202_AR-Ant_,_IMP_CAES_M_ANT_GORDIANVS_AVG,_VICTORIA_AVG,_RSC-,_Antioch,_241_AD,_Q-001,_10h,_21-22,5mm,_4,16g-s.jpg
072 Gordianus III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 005, AR-Antoninianus, Roma, VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left, #137 views072 Gordianus III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 005, AR-Antoninianus, Roma, VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left, #1
avers: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left with wreath and palm branch.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 21,0-22,5mm, weight: 4,16g, axis: 10h,
mint: Roma, date: 238 A.D., 1st Issue, 6th officina, ref: RIC IV-III 5, RSC 357, Sear-8664,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/07/19 at 02:14Nemonater: That's really nice. Fresh dies and a great st...
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Ba'Alshillem II - AR 1/16 Shekel 3 viewsSidon
c. 371-370 BC
galley left, waves below
Beth
king of Persia standing right slaying erect lion with dagger
O ('ayin)
Elayi 2004 851 ff.; HGC 10 240; Betlyon 27 (Abd'astart, Straton I); BMC Phoenicia p 146, 36 (same); SNG Cop 197 ff. (same)

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2 commentsJohny SYSEL03/06/19 at 19:47quadrans: Nice piece..
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Hadrian - Sardis3 viewsAR Cistophoric tetradrachm
128-138 AD
head right
HADRIANVS__AVGUSTVS P P
facing cult statue of Kore, headdress with plume, stiff robe falling to feet and veil draped over wrists; grain ear on both sides
COS__III
RIC 510; RSC 279; Metcalf Typ 47.

overstruck over cistophoric tetradrachm of Augustus

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1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/06/19 at 19:12okidoki: great example, Hadrian Cistophorus
Siscia_RIC_VII_113,_142_Crispus_AE-Follis_IV-L-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAESS-5_VIRTVS-EXERCIT-G8l_VOT-X-S-F_Gamma-SIS-star_p438_3rd-off_320-AD_R4_Q-001_6h_19mm_3,24gx-s.jpg
142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 113, AE-3 Follis, S/F/ΓSIS, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R4!!!113 views142 Crispus (317-326 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VII 113, AE-3 Follis, S/F/ΓSIS, VIRTVS EXERCIT, R4!!!
avers:- IV-L-CRIS-PVS-NOB-CAESS (5,G8.l.), Laureate, couirassed bust left with spear pointing forward, shield on arm.
revers:- VIRTVS-EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT/X, captive seated on ground on either side.
exerg: S/F/ΓSIS, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, 3rd-off, date: 320 A.D., ref: RIC-VII-113-p438,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/06/19 at 19:11okidoki: excellent and stylistic
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Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.)15 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Mesopotamia, Carrhae
O: AVT·K·M·A ANTONЄINOC ·C-EB · ·, laureate head of Caracalla right; two pellets beneath rear truncation.
R: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Δ, eagle standing facing on bucranium, dot to each side, wings spread, head right, wreath in beak.
28mm
17.10g
Prieur 820, Bellinger 160, SGI 2701

Ex. Agora Auctions, lot 184, Sale 81
4 commentsMat03/06/19 at 18:58okidoki: excellent and stylistic
T-2381_107_Severina,_AE-Ant_,_SEVERINAE_AVG(E2),_CONCORDIAE_MILITVM(C3),_XXIQ,_RIC-13,_Siscia,_iss-9,_ph-1,_off-4,_274-275_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_22,4-23,8mm,_4,42g-s.jpg
107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2381 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXIQ, Concordia standing left, #128 views107 Severina (270-275 A.D.), T-2381 (Estiot), RIC V-I 013, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, -/-//XXIQ, Concordia standing left, #1
avers: SEVERIN AE AVG, Diademed (high bun), draped bust right on crescent. (E2)
reverse: CONCOR DIAE M ILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding the standard in each hand. (Concordia 3)
exergue: -/-//XXIQ, diameter: 22,4-23,8mm, weight: 4,42g, axes: 6h,
mint: Siscia, Issue 9, ph-1, off-4, date: 274-275 A.D., ref: RIC-13, T-2381 (Estiot), LV-8816
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans03/06/19 at 18:46Mat: Stunning addition
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Sextus Pompey -- Scylla23 viewsSextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet
[Youngest Son of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)]
Obv: MAG⦁PIVS⦁IMP⦁ITER; Pharos of Messana, Neptune on top standing r. with r. hand on a trident and l. hand on a rudder, resting l. foot on prow. Galley sailing l., aquila atop a tripod placed in prow and a scepter tied with a fillet in stern. Border of dots.
Rev: PRAEF⦁ORAE⦁MARIT⦁ET⦁CLAS⦁S⦁C [AEs and MAR ligatured]; Scylla attacking l. wielding a rudder in both hands, the torso of a nude woman with two fishtails and the foreparts of three dogs as the lower body. Border of dots.
Denomination: silver denarius; Mint: Sicily, uncertain location1; Date: summer 42 - summer 39 BC2; Weight: 3.566g; Diameter: 19.8mm; Die axis: 225ş; References, for example: BMCRR Sicily 20 variant3, Sydenham 1349 variant3; Crawford RRC 511/4d; Sear CRI 335b.

Notes:

Obverse legend: MAG[NUS]⦁PIVS⦁IMP[ERATOR]⦁ITER[UM]
Reverse legend: PRAEF[ECTUS]⦁ORAE⦁MARIT[IMAE]⦁ET⦁CLAS[SIS]⦁S[ENATUS]⦁C[ONSULTO]

1Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.557 and Sear CRI, p. 203 suggest Messana as a possible mint location. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 124 hesitatingly suggests Mitylene (on the island of Lesbos).

2This is the date range suggested by Estiot 2006, p. 145, as she recommends going back to Crawford’s proposal of 42 - 40 BC. Crawford RRC (2001 reprint with the 1982 corrections), p. 521 suggests the period in 42 BC after Sextus Pompey defeated Q. Salvidienus Rufus. Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.556 proposes 38 - 36 BC. Sydenham, The Coinage of the Roman Republic (1952, revised 1975), p.211 follows Grueber. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 129 submits 35 BC.

3Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily 20 and Sydenham 1349 list MAR (ligatured) I but the coin here is clearly MAR (ligatured) IT. Neither Grueber nor Sydenham record MAR (ligatured) IT as part of this reverse legend for this coin type. Crawford and Sear do.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
5 commentsTracy Aiello03/06/19 at 17:38quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 506b - Faustina II, Laetitia101 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, AD 147-148
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG. PII AVG. FIL. Draped bust right, the hair coiled in the back of the head in a chignon and decorated with string of pearls.
Rev.: LAETITIAE PVBLICAE, Laetitia, draped and diademed, standing left, holding long scepter in her left hand, wreath in her outstretched right hand.
Ag, 2.81g, 18mm
Ref.: Kamp. 38.9, RIC 506b, CRE 195 [S]

for the same type, but bust with stephane click here
4 commentsshanxi03/06/19 at 17:32quadrans: Nice piece..
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Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. - AR serrate Denarius1 viewsRome
˛70 BC
ą71 BC
helmeted and draped bust of Virtus right
III·VIR__VIRTVS
Mn. Aquillius (consul 101 BC) facing, head right, holding shield, raising kneeling and slumped Sicilia left
(MN) AQVIL__(MN)·F·(MN)·N·
SICIL
ąCrawford 401/1, RSC I Aquillia 2; SRCV I 336, Sydenham 798
˛Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
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1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/06/19 at 16:49Marsman: Nice one !
CÁC_II__20_14_1_1-c1_02_-27-28_,_Anonymous_III__(Géza_II_,_King_of_Hungary,_(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-160,_CNH_I_-150,_U-062,_Q-001_,2h,_12,2mm,_0,22g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.14.1.1./c1.02./after 27., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-160, CNH I.-150, U-062, New Sigla variation! #0133 viewsCÁC II. 20.14.1.1./c1.02./after 27., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-160, CNH I.-150, U-062, New Sigla variation! #01
avers: Cross with H in the center, crescents in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Four crescents and four dots around cross; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,2 mm, weight: 0,22 g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-160, CNH I.-150, Unger-062,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.14.1.1./c1.02./after 27., New Sigla variation!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/06/19 at 13:29Stkp: nice
13_04_-a8_08_-178_,_Bela_II__(1131-1141_AD),_H-050,_C1-059,_U-043,_Q-001,_9h,_11,3-12mm,_0,39g-s.jpg
13.04. Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 13.04./a8.08./178., H-050, CNH I.-059, U-043, #0138 views13.04. Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 13.04./a8.08./178., H-050, CNH I.-059, U-043, #01
avers: REX BELA, Crowned head facing, the border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of legend cross in a circle with wedges in the angles, line border.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 11,3-12,0mm, weight: 0,39g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-050, CNH I.-059, Unger-043,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 13.04./a8.08./178.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/06/19 at 13:28Stkp: nice
18_03_1_1_-c2_02_-65_,_Anonymous_I__(Béla_II_,_(1131-1141_A_D_)),_AR-Den_,_H-082,_CNH_I_-069,_U-051,_Q-001,_6h,_10,5mm,_0,21g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.02./65., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #0129 viewsCÁC II. 18.03.1.1./c2.02./65., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-082, CNH I.-069, U-051, #01
avers: Central point with small crosses above and below, vertical columns to the left and right, horizontal lines outside the columns, crescents at ends of the columns and the lines, crosses in the fields formed by the columns and lines, points at top and bottom.
reverse: Lines and crescents instead of a legend, cross with points.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,5mm, weight: 0,21, axis: 6h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-082, CNH I.-069, Unger-051,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.03.1.1./c2.02./65.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/06/19 at 13:28Stkp: nice one
1429_Sidon2.jpg
Ba'Alshillem II - AR 1/16 Shekel 3 viewsSidon
c. 371-370 BC
galley left, waves below
Beth
king of Persia standing right slaying erect lion with dagger
O ('ayin)
Elayi 2004 851 ff.; HGC 10 240; Betlyon 27 (Abd'astart, Straton I); BMC Phoenicia p 146, 36 (same); SNG Cop 197 ff. (same)

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2 commentsJohny SYSEL03/06/19 at 13:23Jay GT4: Always loved that reverse!
Sextus_Pompey_Scylla.jpg
Sextus Pompey -- Scylla23 viewsSextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet
[Youngest Son of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)]
Obv: MAG⦁PIVS⦁IMP⦁ITER; Pharos of Messana, Neptune on top standing r. with r. hand on a trident and l. hand on a rudder, resting l. foot on prow. Galley sailing l., aquila atop a tripod placed in prow and a scepter tied with a fillet in stern. Border of dots.
Rev: PRAEF⦁ORAE⦁MARIT⦁ET⦁CLAS⦁S⦁C [AEs and MAR ligatured]; Scylla attacking l. wielding a rudder in both hands, the torso of a nude woman with two fishtails and the foreparts of three dogs as the lower body. Border of dots.
Denomination: silver denarius; Mint: Sicily, uncertain location1; Date: summer 42 - summer 39 BC2; Weight: 3.566g; Diameter: 19.8mm; Die axis: 225ş; References, for example: BMCRR Sicily 20 variant3, Sydenham 1349 variant3; Crawford RRC 511/4d; Sear CRI 335b.

Notes:

Obverse legend: MAG[NUS]⦁PIVS⦁IMP[ERATOR]⦁ITER[UM]
Reverse legend: PRAEF[ECTUS]⦁ORAE⦁MARIT[IMAE]⦁ET⦁CLAS[SIS]⦁S[ENATUS]⦁C[ONSULTO]

1Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.557 and Sear CRI, p. 203 suggest Messana as a possible mint location. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 124 hesitatingly suggests Mitylene (on the island of Lesbos).

2This is the date range suggested by Estiot 2006, p. 145, as she recommends going back to Crawford’s proposal of 42 - 40 BC. Crawford RRC (2001 reprint with the 1982 corrections), p. 521 suggests the period in 42 BC after Sextus Pompey defeated Q. Salvidienus Rufus. Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily, p.556 proposes 38 - 36 BC. Sydenham, The Coinage of the Roman Republic (1952, revised 1975), p.211 follows Grueber. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 129 submits 35 BC.

3Grueber BMCRR v. 2 Sicily 20 and Sydenham 1349 list MAR (ligatured) I but the coin here is clearly MAR (ligatured) IT. Neither Grueber nor Sydenham record MAR (ligatured) IT as part of this reverse legend for this coin type. Crawford and Sear do.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins
5 commentsTracy Aiello03/06/19 at 13:23Jay GT4: Always a great type to have!
CÁC_II__20_14_1_1-c1_02_-27-28_,_Anonymous_III__(Géza_II_,_King_of_Hungary,_(1141-1162_A_D_)),_AR-Denarius,_H-160,_CNH_I_-150,_U-062,_Q-001_,2h,_12,2mm,_0,22g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 20.14.1.1./c1.02./after 27., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-160, CNH I.-150, U-062, New Sigla variation! #0133 viewsCÁC II. 20.14.1.1./c1.02./after 27., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-160, CNH I.-150, U-062, New Sigla variation! #01
avers: Cross with H in the center, crescents in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Four crescents and four dots around cross; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,2 mm, weight: 0,22 g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-160, CNH I.-150, Unger-062,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.14.1.1./c1.02./after 27., New Sigla variation!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/06/19 at 13:02*Alex: Very nice.
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Severus Alexander3 viewsSeverus Alexander.
Bronze of Nicaea in Bithynia.
20-21mm; 4.86g; 8h.
Obv. M AVP CЄV AΛЄΞANΔPOC AVΓ, Laureate, draped & cuirassed head right.
REv. NIKAIEΩN between 3 standards, center one with wreath, flanked on either side by standards topped with Capricorns.
Reference: Unlisted Type.
This is part of the A.K. collection of Roman provincial coins recently purchased from CNG.
1 commentsMarsman03/06/19 at 13:01*Alex: Very nice.
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Domitian AR Denarius32 viewsDomitian AR Denarius (19mm, 3.23g, 6h). Rome mint, struck c. Sept 14, 88 - c. Sept 13, 89 (Sixth Issue).
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, head laureate right;
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva stg. R on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r. owl. (M2).
RIC 675 (R2), BMC--, RSC –
3 commentsorfew03/06/19 at 05:05quadrans: Nice find...
cartet.jpg
Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.)15 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Mesopotamia, Carrhae
O: AVT·K·M·A ANTONЄINOC ·C-EB · ·, laureate head of Caracalla right; two pellets beneath rear truncation.
R: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Δ, eagle standing facing on bucranium, dot to each side, wings spread, head right, wreath in beak.
28mm
17.10g
Prieur 820, Bellinger 160, SGI 2701

Ex. Agora Auctions, lot 184, Sale 81
4 commentsMat03/06/19 at 01:07Nemonater: Very nice piece
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Domitian AR Denarius32 viewsDomitian AR Denarius (19mm, 3.23g, 6h). Rome mint, struck c. Sept 14, 88 - c. Sept 13, 89 (Sixth Issue).
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, head laureate right;
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva stg. R on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r. owl. (M2).
RIC 675 (R2), BMC--, RSC –
3 commentsorfew03/05/19 at 21:42Mat: I like the dark toning on it.
Domitian_RIC_675.jpg
Domitian AR Denarius32 viewsDomitian AR Denarius (19mm, 3.23g, 6h). Rome mint, struck c. Sept 14, 88 - c. Sept 13, 89 (Sixth Issue).
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, head laureate right;
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva stg. R on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r. owl. (M2).
RIC 675 (R2), BMC--, RSC –
3 commentsorfew03/05/19 at 21:37Jay GT4: Great find and lovely toning
cartet.jpg
Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.)15 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Mesopotamia, Carrhae
O: AVT·K·M·A ANTONЄINOC ·C-EB · ·, laureate head of Caracalla right; two pellets beneath rear truncation.
R: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Δ, eagle standing facing on bucranium, dot to each side, wings spread, head right, wreath in beak.
28mm
17.10g
Prieur 820, Bellinger 160, SGI 2701

Ex. Agora Auctions, lot 184, Sale 81
4 commentsMat03/05/19 at 21:17Jay GT4: A nice piece!
cartet.jpg
Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.)15 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Mesopotamia, Carrhae
O: AVT·K·M·A ANTONЄINOC ·C-EB · ·, laureate head of Caracalla right; two pellets beneath rear truncation.
R: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Δ, eagle standing facing on bucranium, dot to each side, wings spread, head right, wreath in beak.
28mm
17.10g
Prieur 820, Bellinger 160, SGI 2701

Ex. Agora Auctions, lot 184, Sale 81
4 commentsMat03/05/19 at 20:28quadrans: Nice piece..
PM_03-44-01,_Moesia,_Viminacium,_081_Herennius_Etruscus,_AE-Sest_,_Q_H_ETR_MES_DEC_CAES,_PM_S_COLVIM,_AN_XII,_Q-001,_1h,_28mm,_15,55g-s.jpg
Moesia, Viminacium, 081 Herennius Etruscus (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), PM 03-44-01, -/-//AN XII, AE-Sestertius, #0130 viewsMoesia, Viminacium, 081 Herennius Etruscus (250-251 A.D. Caesar, 251 A.D. Augustus), PM 03-44-01, -/-//AN XII, AE-Sestertius, #01
avers: Q H ETR MES DEC CAES, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: PM S COLVIM, Moesia standing facing, head left, right hand holding branch and the left hand holding globe.
exergue: -/-//AN XII, diameter: 28,0mm, weight: 15,55g, axis: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Viminacium, date: 250-251 A.D., ref: Pick-144, PM 03-44-01, Mus-r,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/05/19 at 18:38okidoki: Nice Joe
IMG_4807.jpg
01 Constans13 viewsAe 24 5.5g
DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, clutching the horse's neck. ALEA in ex.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/05/19 at 15:46Mat: Another fine addition
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050 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna11 viewsReference.
cfRIC 360;cf C 724; cf BMCRE 516; Strack 26*

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

Rev. COS III, in Ex.FORT RED
Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia.

3.01 gr
18 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki03/05/19 at 15:17*Alex: Congratulations on a nice find.
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RPC II 1944 Vespasianus15 viewsObv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, Laureate head of Vespasian, left, with drapery on far shoulder, above eagle
standing left, left wing extended
Rev: T ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY, Laureate head of Titus, right; in left field, lituus; in right field B
Silver Tetradrachm mm 25.96 g 14.709 die axis 12 h - Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 69-70 A.D.
RPC II 1944 - Prieur 109
Purchased on eBay from Dionysos
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/05/19 at 14:00Mat: Great addition
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RPC II 1944 Vespasianus15 viewsObv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, Laureate head of Vespasian, left, with drapery on far shoulder, above eagle
standing left, left wing extended
Rev: T ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY, Laureate head of Titus, right; in left field, lituus; in right field B
Silver Tetradrachm mm 25.96 g 14.709 die axis 12 h - Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 69-70 A.D.
RPC II 1944 - Prieur 109
Purchased on eBay from Dionysos
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/05/19 at 13:50Jay GT4: Love these big silver coins! Nice one!
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RPC II 1944 Vespasianus15 viewsObv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, Laureate head of Vespasian, left, with drapery on far shoulder, above eagle
standing left, left wing extended
Rev: T ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY, Laureate head of Titus, right; in left field, lituus; in right field B
Silver Tetradrachm mm 25.96 g 14.709 die axis 12 h - Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 69-70 A.D.
RPC II 1944 - Prieur 109
Purchased on eBay from Dionysos
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/05/19 at 12:35quadrans: Nice one
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01 Constans13 viewsAe 24 5.5g
DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, clutching the horse's neck. ALEA in ex.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/05/19 at 05:21quadrans: Nice one
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01 Constans13 viewsAe 24 5.5g
DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, clutching the horse's neck. ALEA in ex.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/05/19 at 04:02Jay GT4: Another one bites the dust
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Thess 116 Gamma var-no globe30 views24mm, 4.80g, 12 O'clock
Diadem of leaves
1 commentsagord03/05/19 at 03:38Vincent: Like the horse, poor fella
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Rome - AR Victoriatus2 views˛86 BC
ą81 BC
laureate head of Apollo right
Victory standing right crowning trophy with wreath
M
ROMA
ąCrawf. 373/1 b; BMC 757; King 50; Syd. 609 a
˛Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Naumann
1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/05/19 at 00:38Jay GT4: Great reverse
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Greek, Macedonia, Dikaia mint, c. 360 B.C.156 viewsMacedonia. Dikaia mint, c. 360 B.C. Bronze AE 15, F-VF, 1.758g, 13.6mm. Rugged dark patina. Obv: head of nymph right. Ref: forepart of cow standing right; DI. Ref: S 1405 (AE17 obol with entire cow). Rare1 commentsBard Gram Okland03/05/19 at 00:23Fabian O: Are you sure about this classification? It seems t...
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I221 viewsAE follis. Aquileia, 317 AD. 3.50 grs. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. IMP LICINIUS PF AVG / Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and leaning on sceptre. IOVI CONSERVATORI. In exergue AQS.
RIC 6.
7 commentsbenito03/04/19 at 23:45*Alex: Great coin. Coins in that condition are extremely ...
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5 viewsSouthern Lucania, Metapontion, c. 540-510 BC. AR Stater (28mm, 7.97g, 12h). Barley ear. R/ Incuse barley ear. HNItaly 1479; SNG ANS 209-16.2 commentspaul188803/04/19 at 16:27quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, FAUSTINA II (JUNIOR). Commemorative denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.176-180 under Marcus Aurelius1 viewsObverse: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA. Draped bust of Faustina Junior facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Peacock standing facing right.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.2grms | Die Axis: 12
RIC III : 744

Annia Galeria Faustina was the youngest daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Senior. She married Marcus Aurelius in A.D.145 and was given the title of Augusta on the birth of her first child in A.D.146. She went on to have several more children, one of whom was the future emperor Commodus. In A.D.175 Faustina accompanied Marcus Aurelius on his journey to the East but she died at Halala, a village at the foot of the Taurus Mountains.
1 comments*Alex03/04/19 at 16:26quadrans: Nice piece..
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Roman Empire, GALERIUS. Commemorative AE Follis of Siscia. Struck A.D.312 under Licinius1 viewsObverse: DIVO GAL VAL MAXIMIANO. Veiled head of Galerius facing right.
Reverse: FORTI FORTVNAE. Fortuna standing facing left holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, wheel behind at her feet; in right field, star on crescent over B; in exergue, SIS.
Weight: 4.75gms
RIC VI : 226
RARE
1 comments*Alex03/04/19 at 16:26quadrans: Nice one
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5206 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119-20 AD Isis5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5206.3; Emmett 866.4; Kampmann & Ganschow 32.116.;Köln--; Milne 937; Dattari-Savio Pl. 67, 1396 (this coin).

Issue L Δ = year 4

Obv. AΥT KAI TΡAI AΔΡIA CEB
Laureate bust r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L-Δ
Draped bust of Isis, crowned with taenia, disc and horns, right

13.89 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki03/04/19 at 16:25quadrans: Another nice piece
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5544 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Zeus standing8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5544.3 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 70, 1511 (this coin); Emmett 904.9

Issue ΕΤ Θ = year 9

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

Rev. ΕΤ Θ
Zeus standing facing, head l., holding thunderbolt and sceptre

12.20 gr
24 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki03/04/19 at 16:25quadrans: Nice one
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5849 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Hemidrachm 132-33 AD Zeus Ammon standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5849.4; Dattari-Savio Pl. 93, 7820 (this coin); Emmett 1110.17

Issue L IZ = year 17

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

Rev. L ΙΖ
Ammon standing facing, head l., holding atef crown and sceptre; to l., ram

12.64 gr
29 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki03/04/19 at 16:25quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm2 viewsstruck by Kassander in the name of Alexander III

Pella
317-314 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
boeotian shield left; snake under the throne
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 249; SNG Copenhagen 728. Muller 754
17,19g

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/04/19 at 16:24quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Philip II - Deultum3 views244-247 AD
laureate head right
M IVL PH_ILIPPVS CAE
lion right
C F
P D
Draganov 1931 (O175/R663); Youroukova 508; Varbanov 3129
ex Aureo & Calicó
ex CNG
1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/04/19 at 16:23quadrans: Nice
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Eryx? - AE2 views400-340 BC
head of Tanit left
horse right
Mem
CNS I S.287.22; HGC 30

ex Gorny & Mosch
1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/04/19 at 16:22quadrans: Nice piece..
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bmc1953 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right..
Rev: COLIV L A VGFEL →BER. Tetrastyle gateway, with central arch surmounted by figure with raised hand and riding lion or panther right, and containing figure of Marsyas standing right on basis, holding wine skin over shoulder.
26 mm, 13.00 gms


BMC 195
1 commentsCharles M03/04/19 at 15:56v-drome: Very nice. I love the coins of Berytos.
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6031 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Sarapis22 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6031.5; Dattari-Savio Pl. 90, 1835 (this coin); Emmett 1046

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, left

Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ
Sarapis seated, left, holding sceptre; to left, Cerberus

25.32 gr
34 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki03/04/19 at 15:28FlaviusDomitianus: Great coin from the never ending Dattari collectio...
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3805 SELEUCIS Laodicea ad Mare. Hadrian Tetradrachm 123-24 AD Tyche 27 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3805/6; Prieur 1109; Adra 1562-5; Paris 1157

Issue Year 170 (OP)

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian right, with gorgoneion on breastplate

Rev. ΙΟΥΛΙΕωΝ ΤωΝ ΚΑΙ ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕωΝ
Turreted and draped bust of Tyche, right; in field, right, ΟΡ soldiers arming the battlements/towers on Tyche's head

13 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Part I, Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5142; Numismatica Ars Classica 1 (39 March 1989), lot 862; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 279 (August 1967), no. 40.
7 commentsokidoki03/04/19 at 11:43Pharsalos: Amazing coin, the turret engraving is spectacular.
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5544 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Zeus standing8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5544.3 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 70, 1511 (this coin); Emmett 904.9

Issue ΕΤ Θ = year 9

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

Rev. ΕΤ Θ
Zeus standing facing, head l., holding thunderbolt and sceptre

12.20 gr
24 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki03/04/19 at 10:42okidoki: yes
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CAMPANIA, Neapolis13 viewsCAMPANIA, Neapolis. Circa 300-275 BC. AR Nomos (19mm, 7.11 g, 3h). Diademed head of nymph right; X behind / Achelous Sebethos as a man-headed bull walking right; above, Nike flying right, placing wreath on bull's head; EΥΞ below. Sambon 477; HN Italy 579; SNG ANS 372 (same dies). Near VF, toned. Ex. CNG 84, Lot. 52. From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection1 commentsMolinari03/04/19 at 08:58Pharsalos: A beautiful example.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, HADRIAN. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.139 under Antoninus Pius2 viewsObverse: DIVVS HADRIANVS AVG. Bare head of Hadrian facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle standing facing on globe, head turned left.
RIC II : 389b
VERY RARE
2 comments*Alex03/04/19 at 01:48Jay GT4: Great find!
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BYZANTINE, Isaac Comnenus271 viewsIsaac Comnenus
unsurper in cyprus
AE tetarteron
Obv.The virgin standing right with hands raised.
Rev. Isaac standing facing.
1 commentsseaotter03/04/19 at 00:21Simon: This coin is rare, this version has a mistruck rev...
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BYZANTINE, Heraclius, c.A.D.610-641, AV Solidus92 viewsAlthough Heraclius decisively defeated Parthia, his army was in turn defeated by the invading Muslims when a sandstorm blinded his troops at the battle of Yarmuk and as a result, the Levant, Egypt and North Africa were all lost.2 commentsgoldcoin03/04/19 at 00:14Simon: Absolutly fantastic!
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5544 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Zeus standing8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5544.3 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 70, 1511 (this coin); Emmett 904.9

Issue ΕΤ Θ = year 9

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

Rev. ΕΤ Θ
Zeus standing facing, head l., holding thunderbolt and sceptre

12.20 gr
24 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki03/03/19 at 23:53Jay GT4: Double struck?
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CÁC II. 20.09.1.1./a2.14./32., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-152, CNH I.-145, U-072, #0126 viewsCÁC II. 20.09.1.1./a2.14./32., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-152, CNH I.-145, U-072, #01
avers: Cross with dots and wedges in the angles, crosses at the ends of the arms, lines connecting the crosses; border of dots.
reverse: Dot amongst four wedges and four dots; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,8 mm, weight: 0,24 g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-152, CNH I.-145, Unger-072,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.09.1.1./a2.14./32.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/03/19 at 21:17Stkp: Very nice
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CÁC II. 18.06.1.1./a3.02./11., Anonymous I. (István II., (Stephen II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.) ?), AR-Denarius, H-091, CNH I.-075, U-040, #0130 viewsCÁC II. 18.06.1.1./a3.02./11., Anonymous I. (István II., (Stephen II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.) ?), AR-Denarius, H-091, CNH I.-075, U-040, #01
avers: Three crescents of dots containing crosses, dot in the center; border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of the legend; cross in a circle with lines in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,0mm, weight: 0,31g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-091, CNH I.-075, Unger-040,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.06.1.1./a3.02./11.,
Q-001
The reverse is overstruck the earlier used avers version.
1 commentsquadrans03/03/19 at 21:17Stkp: Interesting
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ROMAN EMPIRE, HADRIAN. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.139 under Antoninus Pius2 viewsObverse: DIVVS HADRIANVS AVG. Bare head of Hadrian facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle standing facing on globe, head turned left.
RIC II : 389b
VERY RARE
2 comments*Alex03/03/19 at 17:47okidoki: very nice
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, L. Valerius Acisculus, AR Denarius - Crawford 474/1b4 viewsRome, The Republic.
L. Valerius Acisculus, 45 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.17g; 21mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Filleted head of Apollo facing right; star above; pick-axe and ACISCVLVS behind; all within a wreath border.

Reverse: Europa riding bull to right with billowing veil; L VALERIVS in exergue.

References: Crawford 474/1b; HCRI 90a; Sydenham 998a; BMCRR 4102; Sear RCV I 469/2 (this coin illustrated); Banti 35/2 (this coin illustrated); Valeria 16.

Provenance: Ex Student and his Mentor Collection [NAC 83 (2015) Lot 442]; Credit de la Bourse (1995) Lot 1146; Munzen und Medaillen Liste 412 (1979), Lot 43; E.J. Haeberlin Collection [Cahn-Hess (17 Jul 1933) Lot 2800].

L. Valerius Acisculus issued an interesting series of types in 45 BCE. Not much is known about the moneyer except that he was also a Tribune of the Plebs. The pick-axe on obverse of these types is a punning allusion to the moneyer’s name, as the Latin word for pick-axe is “acisculus”. Scholars have long debated the meanings of the other devices, some going to great lengths to argue connections to the moneyer’s family. However, more recently, Crawford and Sear both concluded that the types, including the laurel wreath border on the obverse of this coin, likely allude to Julius Caesar’s military successes against Pompey and in the East.
2 commentsCarausius03/03/19 at 14:02Marsman: Beautiful
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IONIA, CHIOS9 viewsCa 400-380 BC
AR Drachm 13 mm, 3.63 g
O: Sphinx seated left; amphora surmounted by grapes to left
R: Quadripartite granulated incuse square
Chios; BMC 17-8
ex Roma Numismatics auction
1 commentslaney03/03/19 at 10:34Pharsalos: Great example of a very desirable type.
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PROBUS RIC 563 new photo after cleaning10 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//AXXI
WEIGHT 3.46g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC: 563
COLLECTION NO. 774
1 commentsBarnaba603/03/19 at 10:32Pharsalos: Wow, must have been a Brazilian engraver coz that&...
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Salonina, Pietas11 viewsSalonina
AE Antoninianus; 19-21mm; 3.66g
Siscia mint

SALONINA AVG,
diademed draped bust right on a crescent

PIETAS AVG,
Pietas standing left by altar, holding patera.

Cohen 79; RSC 79; Sear 10646.
2 commentsRobin Ayers03/03/19 at 10:25Pharsalos: Great coin, I love the unusual portrait.
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S.808F Anglo-Saxon sceat17 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: East Anglia
Series Q I F
S.808F
Type 71
Abramson 63-80
O: Figure facing holding two crosses
R: Bird left

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross, M Vosper
2 commentsNap03/03/19 at 10:20Pharsalos: Beautiful and very interesting.
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Diocletian Follis9 viewsAE Follis.
Obv. DN DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG ; laur. bust r., wearing mantle, and holding branch and mappa ;
Rev.: PROVIDNTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG ; Quies and Providentia stg. facing each other.

(issued after the abdication)

SEAR 12931 ; Cohen 426
4 commentsTanit03/03/19 at 10:19Pharsalos: A beautiful example, what wonderful surfaces!
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Larissa, Drachm15 viewsDenomination: Drachm
Era: After c. 356-340 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left

Reverse: ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over.

Mint: Larissa
Weight: 6.08 gm.
Reference: Sear, Europe 2120
Provenance: CNG direct purchase.

Well centered and AEF.
3 commentsSteve B503/03/19 at 10:16Pharsalos: A very beautiful example.
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03 Constantius II16 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5.2 g / 24 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
Sear 18170
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/03/19 at 10:13Pharsalos: Wonderful example, the soldier especially is very ...
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4 viewsIonia, Klazomenai. Silver Hemidrachm (1.99 g), ca. 380-360 BC. Kronax, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left. Reverse: KΛ-A below, swan standing left; around, magistrate's name: KPΩ-NAΞ. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 16ff; cf. BMC 23ff. Very Rare.
From the Lee Rousseau Collection; Ex Gorny & Mosch 200 (12 October 2011), 1799.
The dies used to strike this handsome hemidrachm of Klazomenai are possibly the work of the famous artist Theodotos: they are reminiscent of the tetradrachm from dies of his that he signed in the British Museum's collection.
2 commentspaul188803/03/19 at 10:06Pharsalos: Fantastic coin!
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, L. Valerius Acisculus, AR Denarius - Crawford 474/1b4 viewsRome, The Republic.
L. Valerius Acisculus, 45 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.17g; 21mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Filleted head of Apollo facing right; star above; pick-axe and ACISCVLVS behind; all within a wreath border.

Reverse: Europa riding bull to right with billowing veil; L VALERIVS in exergue.

References: Crawford 474/1b; HCRI 90a; Sydenham 998a; BMCRR 4102; Sear RCV I 469/2 (this coin illustrated); Banti 35/2 (this coin illustrated); Valeria 16.

Provenance: Ex Student and his Mentor Collection [NAC 83 (2015) Lot 442]; Credit de la Bourse (1995) Lot 1146; Munzen und Medaillen Liste 412 (1979), Lot 43; E.J. Haeberlin Collection [Cahn-Hess (17 Jul 1933) Lot 2800].

L. Valerius Acisculus issued an interesting series of types in 45 BCE. Not much is known about the moneyer except that he was also a Tribune of the Plebs. The pick-axe on obverse of these types is a punning allusion to the moneyer’s name, as the Latin word for pick-axe is “acisculus”. Scholars have long debated the meanings of the other devices, some going to great lengths to argue connections to the moneyer’s family. However, more recently, Crawford and Sear both concluded that the types, including the laurel wreath border on the obverse of this coin, likely allude to Julius Caesar’s military successes against Pompey and in the East.
2 commentsCarausius03/03/19 at 06:41quadrans: Nice one
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 536D, Roma, AR-Denarius, VENERI VICTR, Venus standing right, #135 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 536D, Roma, AR-Denarius, VENERI VICTR, Venus standing right, #1
avers: IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Bust draped right.
reverse: VENERI VICTR, Venus standing right, her back turned to the viewer, draped from the waist down and leaning on a short column with her left elbow; holding a palm branch with her left arm and an apple in her extended right hand.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:15,5-19,0mm, weight: 2,74g, axis: 0h,
mint: Roma, date: 194 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 536D, RSC 194, BMCRE 49, Sear 6608,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans03/03/19 at 03:16Randygeki(h2): Excellent !
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Tyre half shekel33 viewsLaureate bust of Melkart right

ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable)
Eagle standing left on prow; palm over shoulder, club to the left, flanked by date LM (40) and monogram ΔP to the right.

Tyre; Year 40= 87/86 BC
6.98g

Sear 5921; BMC 225

Ex-HJB Buy or Bid Sale 206, lot 103 (Nov 15, 2018); Ex-Calgary Coin

Removed from NGC holder prior to HJB.
NGC graded Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5; NGC 4278263-010

According to the Mosaic law, every year, Jewish males over the age of 20, paid a half shekel tax in silver to the Temple in Jerusalem. Mention of this tax can be found in the Bible at Exodus 30:15 Of course, at the time of writing there were no coins in circulation and this tax was paid by weight in silver. By the 1st century BC the tax was paid in either the Tyrian shekel (enough for two people) or half-shekel (for himself). The Jewish Talmud required the tax to be paid with a coin of high purity silver. The only ones that conformed to this high standard were the 94% pure silver Tyrian shekels. Even though these coins depict images of Melkart (Phoenician Hercules) and an eagle, they were still accepted at the temple because of the silver content.
4 commentsJay GT403/03/19 at 03:16Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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148 - Galerius - RIC VI Antioch 11610 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– VIRTVS EX-ERCITVS, Virtus walking right, holding transverse spear in right hand, trophy over left shoulder
Minted in Antioch (_ | O / D // ANT.). A.D. 309
Reference:– RIC VI Antioch 116

7.05 gms, 23.64 mm. 0 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm03/03/19 at 03:15Randygeki(h2): Nice
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5 viewsSouthern Lucania, Metapontion, c. 540-510 BC. AR Stater (28mm, 7.97g, 12h). Barley ear. R/ Incuse barley ear. HNItaly 1479; SNG ANS 209-16.2 commentspaul188803/02/19 at 22:48Jay GT4: Outstanding piece
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4 viewsIonia, Klazomenai. Silver Hemidrachm (1.99 g), ca. 380-360 BC. Kronax, magistrate. Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly left. Reverse: KΛ-A below, swan standing left; around, magistrate's name: KPΩ-NAΞ. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 16ff; cf. BMC 23ff. Very Rare.
From the Lee Rousseau Collection; Ex Gorny & Mosch 200 (12 October 2011), 1799.
The dies used to strike this handsome hemidrachm of Klazomenai are possibly the work of the famous artist Theodotos: they are reminiscent of the tetradrachm from dies of his that he signed in the British Museum's collection.
2 commentspaul188803/02/19 at 22:03Stkp: very nice!
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Commodus, denarius4 viewsCommodus, denarius.
Rome mint, 191-192 A.D.
2,60 g. 17 mm.
Obv. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head right wearing lionskin headdress.
Rev. HER-CVL RO-MAN AV-GV either side of club of Hercules, all in wreath.
RIC 251.
1 commentsMarsman03/02/19 at 16:58Mat: great portrait
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Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)30 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis, Syria
O:AUT K M OP[EL ANTΩNEINOC], radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: [ΔΗMAΡX] EX VΠATOC, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, lion advancing right.
24mm
10.73g
Prieur 947
5 commentsMat03/02/19 at 16:07Robin Ayers: great coin Mat!
RIC_IV-I_574,_Julia-Domna,_AR-Den,_IVLIA_AVGVSTA,_PIETAS_PVBLICA,_Roma,_RSC-156,_BMC-69,_Sear-6601,_203_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_17,5-19,0mm,_3,39g-s.jpg
050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 574, Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, #335 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 574, Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, #3
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, raising both hands at the garlanded altar.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,39g, axis:0h,
mint: Rome, date: 203 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 574, p-170, RSC-156, BMC-69, Sear-6601,
Q-003
2 commentsquadrans03/02/19 at 16:06*Alex: Lovely reverse.
RIC_IV-I_559,_Julia-Domna,_AR-Den,_IVLIA_AVGVSTA,_IVNO,_Roma,_RSC-82,_BMC-38,_Sear-6588,_200_AD,_Q-003,_1h,_17,7-18,5mm,_3,42g-s.jpg
050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 559, Rome, AR-Denarius, IVNO, Juno standing left, #333 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 559, Rome, AR-Denarius, IVNO, Juno standing left, #3
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: IVNO, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter, at feet, left, a peacock.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,7-18,5mm, weight: 3,42g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 209 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 559, p-168, RSC 082, BMC 038, Sear 6588,
Q-003
2 commentsquadrans03/02/19 at 16:05*Alex: Great coin.
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Roman Empire, MARCUS AURELIUS. Commemorative AR denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.180 under Commodus1 viewsObverse: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS. Bare head of Marcus Aurelius facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle facing left, head turned right, standing on bar.
RIC III : 266
Ex Harlan J Berk. Ex D. Clark Collection. This coin is featured on Wildwinds.
SCARCE
1 comments*Alex03/02/19 at 15:30quadrans: Great bust ..I like it..
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ROMAN EMPIRE, LICINIUS II as CAESAR. AE3 of Rome. Struck A.D.3204 viewsObverse: LICINIVS IVN NOB C. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Licinius II facing right.
Reverse: ROMAE AETERNAE. Roma seated facing right, inscribing XV on shield set on her knees: in left field, P; in right field, R; in exergue, RT.
RIC VII : 154 | VM : 9
VERY RARE
1 comments*Alex03/02/19 at 14:14Mat: Really nice, congrats
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Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 4)37 viewsDomitian AR Denarius 81 CE (Group 4)
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Seat draped, above semi-circular frame decorate with three crescents TR P COS VII DES VIII PP
RIC 67; BMC 17
Purchased from Romanrum.com
March 1, 2019
3 commentsorfew03/02/19 at 07:24David Atherton: Nice rarity!
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Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 1)42 viewsDomitian, Denarius, 81 Rome
Obv: Laureate head of Domitian right., IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Rev: Dolphin coiled around anchor.,TR P COS VII
RIC:2; BMC 3
Purchased from Numiscorner on Vcoins
February 23, 2019
7 commentsorfew03/02/19 at 07:24David Atherton: Glad you got one.
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMNENUS, Billion Aspron Trachy SBCV-1966 DOC IV -13c 17 viewsOBV Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded on l., crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type ; holds in right hand labarum-scepter, and inl. Gl cr.Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 31mm

Weight 4.63gm

A nearly perfect strike and that is exceptional. If you notice Christs head you will see the nimbus dots ever so slightly out of alignment. The dies were fresh when struck. Truly Exceptional.
1 commentsSimon03/01/19 at 21:39quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 4)37 viewsDomitian AR Denarius 81 CE (Group 4)
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Seat draped, above semi-circular frame decorate with three crescents TR P COS VII DES VIII PP
RIC 67; BMC 17
Purchased from Romanrum.com
March 1, 2019
3 commentsorfew03/01/19 at 21:37quadrans: Nice one
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RIC.158 Augustus (AE, Nimes dupondius)4 viewsAugusutus, emperor (-27/14)
AE: Nimes dupondius (-8/-3, Nimes mint)

bronze, 20mm diameter, 12.74 g, die axis: 1h

A/ IMP / DIVI F above and below heads of Agrippa (left) and Augustus (right), back to back, that of Agrippa wearing rostral crown and that of Augustus is oak-wreathed
R/ COL / ENM to left and right of a chained crocodile and a palm tree
1 commentsDroger03/01/19 at 17:16Jay GT4: Good one!
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Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 4)37 viewsDomitian AR Denarius 81 CE (Group 4)
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Seat draped, above semi-circular frame decorate with three crescents TR P COS VII DES VIII PP
RIC 67; BMC 17
Purchased from Romanrum.com
March 1, 2019
3 commentsorfew03/01/19 at 14:54Jay GT4: Nice find!
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S.1257 William I the Conqueror (PAXS penny, London)6 viewsWilliam I the Conqueror, king of England (1066-1087)
PAXS penny (moneyer: Alfred, mint: London, 1083-1086?)

A/ +PILLELM RE; crowned bust facing, sceptre to right; clasp on shoulder
R/ +IELFRE ON LVNDN; cross with the letters PAXS in circles in the angles

silver, 1.40 g, diameter 18 mm, die axis 6h

This type may have been struck by William II, son of William I.


2 commentsDroger03/01/19 at 13:19Stkp: Indeed, very nice.
László_I__(1077-1095_AD),_CÁC_I__10_03_-b1_02_-07,_H-023,_C1-027,_U-019,_Q-002,_5h,_17mm,_0,54g-s.jpg
10.03. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.03./b1.02./11., H-023, CNH I.-027, U-019, #0241 views10.03. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.03./b1.02./11., H-023, CNH I.-027, U-019, #02
slightly circled !
avers: +LADIꙄLAVꙄ RE, Crowned bust facing in a circle of dots.
reverse: +LADISLAVS RE, Cross in a circle, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0mm, weight: 0,54g, axis: 5h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-023, CNH I.-027, Unger-019,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.03./b1.02./11.,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans03/01/19 at 13:09Stkp: Very nice addition.
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050 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna11 viewsReference.
cfRIC 360;cf C 724; cf BMCRE 516; Strack 26*

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

Rev. COS III, in Ex.FORT RED
Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia.

3.01 gr
18 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki03/01/19 at 11:46Jay GT4: Interesting portrait
RIC_IV-I_574,_Julia-Domna,_AR-Den,_IVLIA_AVGVSTA,_PIETAS_PVBLICA,_Roma,_RSC-156,_BMC-69,_Sear-6601,_203_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_17,5-19,0mm,_3,39g-s.jpg
050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 574, Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, #335 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 574, Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, #3
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas standing left, raising both hands at the garlanded altar.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,39g, axis:0h,
mint: Rome, date: 203 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 574, p-170, RSC-156, BMC-69, Sear-6601,
Q-003
2 commentsquadrans03/01/19 at 11:45Jay GT4: Nice!
RIC_IV-I_559,_Julia-Domna,_AR-Den,_IVLIA_AVGVSTA,_IVNO,_Roma,_RSC-82,_BMC-38,_Sear-6588,_200_AD,_Q-003,_1h,_17,7-18,5mm,_3,42g-s.jpg
050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 559, Rome, AR-Denarius, IVNO, Juno standing left, #333 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 559, Rome, AR-Denarius, IVNO, Juno standing left, #3
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: IVNO, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter, at feet, left, a peacock.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,7-18,5mm, weight: 3,42g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 209 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 559, p-168, RSC 082, BMC 038, Sear 6588,
Q-003
2 commentsquadrans03/01/19 at 11:45Jay GT4: Wow! Nice coin Q
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03 Constantius II16 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5.2 g / 24 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
Sear 18170
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/01/19 at 01:09Jay GT4: Great coin
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 21mm 8.73g 7h BMC 90.6 viewsPegasos flying right/Helmeted head of Athena to right,behind neck A,behind head grape vine with bunch of grapes over the mouth of a tall amphora on a stand.very rare with the longer ethnic on the obverse1 commentsGrant H03/01/19 at 01:09Jay GT4: Amazing!
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S.1257 William I the Conqueror (PAXS penny, London)6 viewsWilliam I the Conqueror, king of England (1066-1087)
PAXS penny (moneyer: Alfred, mint: London, 1083-1086?)

A/ +PILLELM RE; crowned bust facing, sceptre to right; clasp on shoulder
R/ +IELFRE ON LVNDN; cross with the letters PAXS in circles in the angles

silver, 1.40 g, diameter 18 mm, die axis 6h

This type may have been struck by William II, son of William I.


2 commentsDroger03/01/19 at 01:02quadrans: Nice piece..
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050 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna11 viewsReference.
cfRIC 360;cf C 724; cf BMCRE 516; Strack 26*

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

Rev. COS III, in Ex.FORT RED
Fortuna seated left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopia.

3.01 gr
18 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki03/01/19 at 01:00quadrans: Nice piece..
IMG_4783.jpg
03 Constantius II16 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5.2 g / 24 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
Sear 18170
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/01/19 at 01:00quadrans: Nice piece..
IMG_4783.jpg
03 Constantius II16 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5.2 g / 24 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
Sear 18170
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/28/19 at 18:32Mat: A beautiful coin all around!
IMG_4783.jpg
03 Constantius II16 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5.2 g / 24 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
Sear 18170
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/28/19 at 18:29maridvnvm: A real gem.
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Netherlands. Gelderland. Copper Duit 1783.51 viewsNetherlands. Gelderland. Copper Duit 1783. INDEO EST SPES NOSTRA, Crowned arms of Gelderland / D GEL RIAE 1783.

KM 105
1 commentsoneill621702/28/19 at 16:49Maged N: How much ?
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5628 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 125-26 AD Jug13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5628; Emmett 1207.10; Dattari 1977;

Issue L ΔΕ = year 10

Obv.
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. L ΔΕ
Jug

2.55 gr
16 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki02/28/19 at 15:48shanxi: artful handle on the jug
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Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)30 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis, Syria
O:AUT K M OP[EL ANTΩNEINOC], radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: [ΔΗMAΡX] EX VΠATOC, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, lion advancing right.
24mm
10.73g
Prieur 947
5 commentsMat02/28/19 at 15:31okidoki: Nice Mat
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Elagabalus Sestertius5 viewsELAGABALUS. 218-222 AD. Ć Sestertius
Struck 219 AD.

Obv. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev. VICTORIA ANTONINI AVG SC, Victory walking right, carrying wreath and palm.

RIC IV 377
1 commentsTanit02/28/19 at 14:53shanxi: nice example
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5628 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 125-26 AD Jug13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5628; Emmett 1207.10; Dattari 1977;

Issue L ΔΕ = year 10

Obv.
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. L ΔΕ
Jug

2.55 gr
16 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki02/28/19 at 14:50quadrans: Nice piece..
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Russia. Peter I Alekseevich, the Great (1689-1725)8 viewsGrishin-Kleshchinov __ (Knight die __, text die __), Group __

AR wire kopek; Moscow mint, dated 1701 (Variety IV; ЯѱЯ): .24 g., 11.66 mm. max., 90◦

Obv: Knight on horseback with spear, ~ / ЯѱЯ (= 1701) below.

Rev.: Cyrillic legend in six lines,~ / [ЦР]Ь-И-[ВЕ] / [ЛИ]КІИ-К[НЯ] / [ЗЬ]-ПЕТPЬ-[A] / [ЛЕ]ЗИЕB[ИЧЬ] / [ВС]ЕЯ-[РѠ] / [ССІИ](= Tsar and Grand Prince Peter Alekseevich of All Russia)
2 commentsStkp02/28/19 at 10:10shanxi: strange coin, but interesting.
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AE As, RIC 3, p.345, 1639 - Faustina II, Fecunditas8 viewsFaustina II,
As
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: FECVNDITAS / S – C, Fecunditas standing right, holding scepter in right hand, infant in left hand
11.98g, 23x26mm
Ref.: Cohen 101, RIC 1639
This coin was found in 1987 at the Viehmarktplatz, close to the St. Antoninus Church in Trier, Germany. The find was presented to the Landesmuseum (State Museum).
2 commentsshanxi02/28/19 at 09:26shanxi: yes, but not found by me
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Stratonikeia, Caria21 viewscirca 100 BC
AE 20 (20mm, 6.38g)
O: Lareate head of Hekate right, wearing crescent moon crown.
R: Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath; ΣTPATO above, [NIK]EΩN below.
cf SNG Cop 489; cf Sear 4942; BMC 151,31
Scarce
ex Aegean Numismatics

Stratonikeia was located in SW Asia Minor, about 11km from Lagina, the largest known sanctuary of the goddess Hekate, "whom Zeus honored above all others" (Hesiod). It is likely that the cult of Hekate originated in this area a millennium or more before Her introduction into Greek religion at the conclusion of the Titanomachy, the legendary battle between the Titans and Olympians.
During an annual ritual the Priestess would lead a procession from the polis to Lagina where she would open the sanctuary with a sacred key. This key would eventually become one of the attributes depicted on later images of Hekate.
5 commentsEnodia02/28/19 at 08:15Arados: Great detail and i love the patina
Stratonikeia.jpg
Stratonikeia, Caria21 viewscirca 100 BC
AE 20 (20mm, 6.38g)
O: Lareate head of Hekate right, wearing crescent moon crown.
R: Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath; ΣTPATO above, [NIK]EΩN below.
cf SNG Cop 489; cf Sear 4942; BMC 151,31
Scarce
ex Aegean Numismatics

Stratonikeia was located in SW Asia Minor, about 11km from Lagina, the largest known sanctuary of the goddess Hekate, "whom Zeus honored above all others" (Hesiod). It is likely that the cult of Hekate originated in this area a millennium or more before Her introduction into Greek religion at the conclusion of the Titanomachy, the legendary battle between the Titans and Olympians.
During an annual ritual the Priestess would lead a procession from the polis to Lagina where she would open the sanctuary with a sacred key. This key would eventually become one of the attributes depicted on later images of Hekate.
5 commentsEnodia02/28/19 at 07:25okidoki: very nice
Stratonikeia.jpg
Stratonikeia, Caria21 viewscirca 100 BC
AE 20 (20mm, 6.38g)
O: Lareate head of Hekate right, wearing crescent moon crown.
R: Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath; ΣTPATO above, [NIK]EΩN below.
cf SNG Cop 489; cf Sear 4942; BMC 151,31
Scarce
ex Aegean Numismatics

Stratonikeia was located in SW Asia Minor, about 11km from Lagina, the largest known sanctuary of the goddess Hekate, "whom Zeus honored above all others" (Hesiod). It is likely that the cult of Hekate originated in this area a millennium or more before Her introduction into Greek religion at the conclusion of the Titanomachy, the legendary battle between the Titans and Olympians.
During an annual ritual the Priestess would lead a procession from the polis to Lagina where she would open the sanctuary with a sacred key. This key would eventually become one of the attributes depicted on later images of Hekate.
5 commentsEnodia02/28/19 at 04:54Carausius: Pretty bronze!
Stratonikeia.jpg
Stratonikeia, Caria21 viewscirca 100 BC
AE 20 (20mm, 6.38g)
O: Lareate head of Hekate right, wearing crescent moon crown.
R: Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath; ΣTPATO above, [NIK]EΩN below.
cf SNG Cop 489; cf Sear 4942; BMC 151,31
Scarce
ex Aegean Numismatics

Stratonikeia was located in SW Asia Minor, about 11km from Lagina, the largest known sanctuary of the goddess Hekate, "whom Zeus honored above all others" (Hesiod). It is likely that the cult of Hekate originated in this area a millennium or more before Her introduction into Greek religion at the conclusion of the Titanomachy, the legendary battle between the Titans and Olympians.
During an annual ritual the Priestess would lead a procession from the polis to Lagina where she would open the sanctuary with a sacred key. This key would eventually become one of the attributes depicted on later images of Hekate.
5 commentsEnodia02/28/19 at 03:51quadrans: Nice piece..
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22108 Constantius II/Campgate6 viewsConstantius II/Campgate
Constantius II AE3 ""Campgate"" Constantius II AD 324-361 AE3
Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS –
Two turrets and a star over Campgate.
(delta) SIS (double crescent) in Exergue
Mint:Siscia 19.2mm 3.17g
RIC VII Siscia 217; Sear 17638
2 commentsBlayne W02/28/19 at 01:00Jay GT4: Very nice
R671_Faustina_II_fac.jpg
AE As, RIC 3, p.345, 1639 - Faustina II, Fecunditas8 viewsFaustina II,
As
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: FECVNDITAS / S – C, Fecunditas standing right, holding scepter in right hand, infant in left hand
11.98g, 23x26mm
Ref.: Cohen 101, RIC 1639
This coin was found in 1987 at the Viehmarktplatz, close to the St. Antoninus Church in Trier, Germany. The find was presented to the Landesmuseum (State Museum).
2 commentsshanxi02/28/19 at 00:59Jay GT4: Cool find
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Vespasian-RIC-26034 viewsĆ Sestertius, 27.35g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD (Titus)
RIC 260 (R2). BMC 224.
Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESP; Deified Vespasian std. l., with branch and sceptre
Rev: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; S C, large, in centre
Ex eBay, 21 February 2019. Ex Tom Cederlind, 1996.

The funeral Titus held for his father Vespasian in the early summer of 79 was a lavish affair. Suetonius says it reportedly cost 10 million sestertii! B. Levick in her Vespasian biography speculates the procession was closely modelled on the one held for Divus Augustus by Tiberius. Vespasian's body was borne by leading senators on a funerary couch of ivory and gold with the body hidden from view, instead onlookers saw a wax image of Vespasian in triumphal gear. A cult statue of the dead emperor was also displayed in a triumphal chariot - the same statue of Vespasian that is likely commemorated on the obverse of this rare sestertius struck by Titus for the deified Vespasian. Two variants of the obverse legend occur: one with 'VESPASIAN' (seated on a curule chair) and this coin's 'VESP' - which seems to be slightly rarer. Only one obverse die has been recorded for this variant.
The seated emperor with branch and sceptre was also struck for Divus Augustus in a restoration issue by Titus. Minting the same type for both Divus Augustus and Divus Vespasian was a way to stress a parallel between the two emperors, a parallel that Vespasian had earlier emphasised with his own coinage. The date with Titus as COS VIII places the coin between 80-81, at least a full six months after Vespasian's death on 24 June 79 (assuming the coins were produced contemporaneously with Vespasian's deification). Epigraphic evidence shows Vespasian had been deified sometime before 29 May 80. Why they were struck so late remains a mystery. Perhaps the delay for deification was an attempt on Titus' part to avoid his father becoming a court joke as Claudius had become, or so B. Levick has asserted. She believes the famous 'Woe's me ...' quip attributed to Vespasian is likely a later cruel jest parodying Claudius' last utterance 'Woe's me, I think I've messed myself'. Regardless, the political expediency of having a deified father likely overruled any such qualms.

Beautiful dark brown patina. A fine piece in hand!
4 commentsDavid Atherton02/28/19 at 00:36Jay GT4: Amazing coin
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221093 viewsMaximianus/Concordia
Obv: IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS PF AVG,
radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA MI-LITVM,
Emperor standing right, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter, standing left and holding sceptre.
K delta in lower centre.
Mint: Cyzicus 19mm 3.83g
RIC VI Cyzicus 16B.
Ex Frascatius
1 commentsBlayne W02/28/19 at 00:35Jay GT4: Nice one
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22112 Claudius/Minerva5 viewsClaudius/Minerva
Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP,
bare head left.
Rev: S-C across fields,
Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm.
Mint: Rome 26.6mm 10.21g
RIC I 100; BMCRE 149; Cohen 84.
Ex Frascatius
1 commentsBlayne W02/27/19 at 23:55Enodia: Nice one.
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Stratonikeia, Caria21 viewscirca 100 BC
AE 20 (20mm, 6.38g)
O: Lareate head of Hekate right, wearing crescent moon crown.
R: Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath; ΣTPATO above, [NIK]EΩN below.
cf SNG Cop 489; cf Sear 4942; BMC 151,31
Scarce
ex Aegean Numismatics

Stratonikeia was located in SW Asia Minor, about 11km from Lagina, the largest known sanctuary of the goddess Hekate, "whom Zeus honored above all others" (Hesiod). It is likely that the cult of Hekate originated in this area a millennium or more before Her introduction into Greek religion at the conclusion of the Titanomachy, the legendary battle between the Titans and Olympians.
During an annual ritual the Priestess would lead a procession from the polis to Lagina where she would open the sanctuary with a sacred key. This key would eventually become one of the attributes depicted on later images of Hekate.
5 commentsEnodia02/27/19 at 23:44Jay GT4: I like it
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Mark Antony Legionary Denarius LEG IIII164 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C
galley r. mast with banners at prow

LEG IIII
legionary eagle between two standards

3.04g

Patrae mint 32-31BC

Sear Imperator's 353; Crawford 544/16; Cohen 29

Ex-Calgary Coin

VERY RARE

This type with LEG IIII rather than LEG IV is quite rare. No examples were found in the Delos Hoard of 1905. Missing from RBW collection.
Only 3 examples ever offered by CNG.
1 commentsJay GT402/27/19 at 20:52Droger: Nice coin !
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1999 ISAAC COMNENUS OF CYPRUS AG TETARTERON S-1999 DOC 10B CLBC 6.3.7 5 views

OBV Christ Emmanuel, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne with back; r hand raised in benediction holds scroll in l. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor on RIGHT. crowned by virgin nimbate on l.. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in L hand scepter cruciger and in r. anexikakia. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.

Size 18.72mm

Weight 2.9gm

This issues in Cyprus have a small amount of silver in them 1.5% make them more related to the Metropolitan issue of the empire.

DOC list 1 examples with a weight of 2.84 gm and sized at 19mm

This issue is considered to be very rare, 5/5 , Grierson considers it to be an error of S-1998 and I must agree, still a wonderful piece to add to my collection
1 commentsSimon02/27/19 at 20:42Droger: Interesting coin !
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02.2.2. Orseolo Péter, King of Hungary, (1038-1041,1044-1046 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 02.2v.2., H-006, U-002, CNH I.-008, #141 views02.2.2. Orseolo Péter, King of Hungary, (1038-1041,1044-1046 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 02.2v.2., H-006, U-002, CNH I.-008, #1
avers: + PETRV•S REX, Cross in the circle of dots with wedges in the angles, the border of dots. (dot (•) in the legend, variation !)
reverse: + PANNONIA, Cross in the circle with wedges in the angles, line border.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0 mm, weight: 0,51g, axis: 4h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-006, Unger-002, CNH I.-008,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 02.2v.2.,(dot (•) in the avers legend, variation !)
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/27/19 at 20:36Stkp: Impressive addition!
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French, Provincial, Valence, Anonymous Bishop, 12th century, AR Denier, Metcalf LE 39, #1122 viewsFrench, Provincial, Valence, Anonymous Bishop, 12th century, AR Denier, Metcalf LE 39, #1
avers: ✠S APOLLINARIS, Cross with annulet.
reverse: ✠VRBS VALENTIAI, Angel with spread wings, resembling an eagle.
diameter: 17,0mm, weight: 0,951g, axis: h,
mint: French, Provincial, Valence, Anonymous Bishop, mint mark: -,
date: 12th. Century, A.D., ref: Metcalf (Di) LE 39, Poey d'Avant 4690,
Q-001
Note:
Valence deniers are found in significant quantities in coin hoards from the Crusader possessions in the east. It is possible that some of the cruder varieties, such as Metcalf’s Group D are in fact eastern imitations of the French issue.
1 commentsquadrans02/27/19 at 20:35Droger: Splendid !
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179 Honorius ( 393-423 A.D.), Alexandria, RIC X 157 (Arcadius), -/-//ALEA, AE-3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Three emperors standing side by side, Scarce! #191 views179 Honorius ( 393-423 A.D.), Alexandria, RIC X 157 (Arcadius), -/-//ALEA, AE-3, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Three emperors standing side by side, Scarce! #1
avers:- D N HONORI VS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, star behind head.
revers:- GLORI A ROMA NORVM, Three emperors ( Arcadius, Honorius, and Theodosius II ) standing side by side holding spears, the two outer ones taller, each resting hand on shield, the middle one holding a globe.
exerg: -/-//ALEA, diameter: 13,7 mm, weight: 1,66g, axes: 0h,
mint: Alexandria, date:406-408 A.D., ref: RIC X 157 (Arcadius), p-252, Scarce!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/27/19 at 20:33Droger: Very nice example !
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Alexandria Troas (modern Eski Stambul). Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)21 viewsBellinger A459; SNG Copenhagen 200-201; SNG München 138; SNG von Aulock 7576;
BMC Troas p. 132, 184.

AE unit, 5.29 g., 19.70 mm. max., 180°

Obv: IMP LICI GALLIENVS, laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.

Rev: COL AVG / TROA (in exergue), she-wolf standing right, suckling Romulus and Remus.

Colonia Augusta Troas = The August Colony of Troas
2 commentsStkp02/27/19 at 20:28Droger: Great coin !
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Vespasian-RIC-26034 viewsĆ Sestertius, 27.35g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD (Titus)
RIC 260 (R2). BMC 224.
Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESP; Deified Vespasian std. l., with branch and sceptre
Rev: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; S C, large, in centre
Ex eBay, 21 February 2019. Ex Tom Cederlind, 1996.

The funeral Titus held for his father Vespasian in the early summer of 79 was a lavish affair. Suetonius says it reportedly cost 10 million sestertii! B. Levick in her Vespasian biography speculates the procession was closely modelled on the one held for Divus Augustus by Tiberius. Vespasian's body was borne by leading senators on a funerary couch of ivory and gold with the body hidden from view, instead onlookers saw a wax image of Vespasian in triumphal gear. A cult statue of the dead emperor was also displayed in a triumphal chariot - the same statue of Vespasian that is likely commemorated on the obverse of this rare sestertius struck by Titus for the deified Vespasian. Two variants of the obverse legend occur: one with 'VESPASIAN' (seated on a curule chair) and this coin's 'VESP' - which seems to be slightly rarer. Only one obverse die has been recorded for this variant.
The seated emperor with branch and sceptre was also struck for Divus Augustus in a restoration issue by Titus. Minting the same type for both Divus Augustus and Divus Vespasian was a way to stress a parallel between the two emperors, a parallel that Vespasian had earlier emphasised with his own coinage. The date with Titus as COS VIII places the coin between 80-81, at least a full six months after Vespasian's death on 24 June 79 (assuming the coins were produced contemporaneously with Vespasian's deification). Epigraphic evidence shows Vespasian had been deified sometime before 29 May 80. Why they were struck so late remains a mystery. Perhaps the delay for deification was an attempt on Titus' part to avoid his father becoming a court joke as Claudius had become, or so B. Levick has asserted. She believes the famous 'Woe's me ...' quip attributed to Vespasian is likely a later cruel jest parodying Claudius' last utterance 'Woe's me, I think I've messed myself'. Regardless, the political expediency of having a deified father likely overruled any such qualms.

Beautiful dark brown patina. A fine piece in hand!
4 commentsDavid Atherton02/27/19 at 18:36quadrans: Great find
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IONIA, Miletos. Late 6th-early 5th century BC. AR (Silver) Obol. 31 viewsObverse : Forepart of lion.
Reverse : Stellate pattern within incuse square.
Grade : Very Fine /Superb Extremely Fine of the type. A fine example of the very early coins in history.
W : 1.34 Gr.

The Sam Mansourati Collection.
*12 of these were a month pay for a soldier at that time , with this wage soldier would have super life.

Given as a Present to a dear friend and brother, Mr. Nathan Suggs , on 01/16/2019 .

1 commentsSam02/27/19 at 13:14Henriette A: Superb and desirable piece of art.
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Vespasian-RIC-26034 viewsĆ Sestertius, 27.35g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD (Titus)
RIC 260 (R2). BMC 224.
Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESP; Deified Vespasian std. l., with branch and sceptre
Rev: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; S C, large, in centre
Ex eBay, 21 February 2019. Ex Tom Cederlind, 1996.

The funeral Titus held for his father Vespasian in the early summer of 79 was a lavish affair. Suetonius says it reportedly cost 10 million sestertii! B. Levick in her Vespasian biography speculates the procession was closely modelled on the one held for Divus Augustus by Tiberius. Vespasian's body was borne by leading senators on a funerary couch of ivory and gold with the body hidden from view, instead onlookers saw a wax image of Vespasian in triumphal gear. A cult statue of the dead emperor was also displayed in a triumphal chariot - the same statue of Vespasian that is likely commemorated on the obverse of this rare sestertius struck by Titus for the deified Vespasian. Two variants of the obverse legend occur: one with 'VESPASIAN' (seated on a curule chair) and this coin's 'VESP' - which seems to be slightly rarer. Only one obverse die has been recorded for this variant.
The seated emperor with branch and sceptre was also struck for Divus Augustus in a restoration issue by Titus. Minting the same type for both Divus Augustus and Divus Vespasian was a way to stress a parallel between the two emperors, a parallel that Vespasian had earlier emphasised with his own coinage. The date with Titus as COS VIII places the coin between 80-81, at least a full six months after Vespasian's death on 24 June 79 (assuming the coins were produced contemporaneously with Vespasian's deification). Epigraphic evidence shows Vespasian had been deified sometime before 29 May 80. Why they were struck so late remains a mystery. Perhaps the delay for deification was an attempt on Titus' part to avoid his father becoming a court joke as Claudius had become, or so B. Levick has asserted. She believes the famous 'Woe's me ...' quip attributed to Vespasian is likely a later cruel jest parodying Claudius' last utterance 'Woe's me, I think I've messed myself'. Regardless, the political expediency of having a deified father likely overruled any such qualms.

Beautiful dark brown patina. A fine piece in hand!
4 commentsDavid Atherton02/27/19 at 12:50*Alex: Nice coin, excellent commentary.
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Vespasian-RIC-26034 viewsĆ Sestertius, 27.35g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD (Titus)
RIC 260 (R2). BMC 224.
Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESP; Deified Vespasian std. l., with branch and sceptre
Rev: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; S C, large, in centre
Ex eBay, 21 February 2019. Ex Tom Cederlind, 1996.

The funeral Titus held for his father Vespasian in the early summer of 79 was a lavish affair. Suetonius says it reportedly cost 10 million sestertii! B. Levick in her Vespasian biography speculates the procession was closely modelled on the one held for Divus Augustus by Tiberius. Vespasian's body was borne by leading senators on a funerary couch of ivory and gold with the body hidden from view, instead onlookers saw a wax image of Vespasian in triumphal gear. A cult statue of the dead emperor was also displayed in a triumphal chariot - the same statue of Vespasian that is likely commemorated on the obverse of this rare sestertius struck by Titus for the deified Vespasian. Two variants of the obverse legend occur: one with 'VESPASIAN' (seated on a curule chair) and this coin's 'VESP' - which seems to be slightly rarer. Only one obverse die has been recorded for this variant.
The seated emperor with branch and sceptre was also struck for Divus Augustus in a restoration issue by Titus. Minting the same type for both Divus Augustus and Divus Vespasian was a way to stress a parallel between the two emperors, a parallel that Vespasian had earlier emphasised with his own coinage. The date with Titus as COS VIII places the coin between 80-81, at least a full six months after Vespasian's death on 24 June 79 (assuming the coins were produced contemporaneously with Vespasian's deification). Epigraphic evidence shows Vespasian had been deified sometime before 29 May 80. Why they were struck so late remains a mystery. Perhaps the delay for deification was an attempt on Titus' part to avoid his father becoming a court joke as Claudius had become, or so B. Levick has asserted. She believes the famous 'Woe's me ...' quip attributed to Vespasian is likely a later cruel jest parodying Claudius' last utterance 'Woe's me, I think I've messed myself'. Regardless, the political expediency of having a deified father likely overruled any such qualms.

Beautiful dark brown patina. A fine piece in hand!
4 commentsDavid Atherton02/27/19 at 12:39FlaviusDomitianus: Attractive coin, congrats!
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Russia. Peter I Alekseevich, the Great (1689-1725)8 viewsGrishin-Kleshchinov __ (Knight die __, text die __), Group __

AR wire kopek; Moscow mint, dated 1701 (Variety IV; ЯѱЯ): .24 g., 11.66 mm. max., 90◦

Obv: Knight on horseback with spear, ~ / ЯѱЯ (= 1701) below.

Rev.: Cyrillic legend in six lines,~ / [ЦР]Ь-И-[ВЕ] / [ЛИ]КІИ-К[НЯ] / [ЗЬ]-ПЕТPЬ-[A] / [ЛЕ]ЗИЕB[ИЧЬ] / [ВС]ЕЯ-[РѠ] / [ССІИ](= Tsar and Grand Prince Peter Alekseevich of All Russia)
2 commentsStkp02/27/19 at 05:13quadrans: Nice piece..
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Julia Mamaea Sestertius3 viewsJulia Mamaea AE Sestertius. Rome Mint 224 AD.

Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, wearing stephane.
Reverse: VENVS FELIX, SC in exergue, Venus seated left, holding Cupid in right hand, scepter in left.

RIC IV: 701
1 commentsTanit02/27/19 at 05:12quadrans: Nice
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Faustina Junior Sestertius4 viewsFaustina II (wife of M. Aurelius) Ć Sestertius. Rome, AD 162.

Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right
Rev.: IVNO, Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre, peacock at her feet; S-C across fields.

RIC 1646.
1 commentsTanit02/27/19 at 05:11quadrans: Nice piece..
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22108 Constantius II/Campgate6 viewsConstantius II/Campgate
Constantius II AE3 ""Campgate"" Constantius II AD 324-361 AE3
Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS –
Two turrets and a star over Campgate.
(delta) SIS (double crescent) in Exergue
Mint:Siscia 19.2mm 3.17g
RIC VII Siscia 217; Sear 17638
2 commentsBlayne W02/27/19 at 05:11quadrans: Nice one
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Gordian III Antoninianus12 viewsGordian III Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
FELICITAS TEMPORVM
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia

RIC IViii 142, C 81
2 commentsHarry G02/26/19 at 20:57Blayne W: Very nice
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 633, Emesa(Homs), AR-Denarius, VENER VICTOR, Venus standing right, Scarce! #141 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 633, Emesa(Homs), AR-Denarius, VENER VICTOR, Venus standing right, Scarce! #1
avers: IVLIA DO MNA AVG, Bust draped right.
reverse: VENER VICTOR, Venus standing right, her back turned to the viewer, draped from the waist down and leaning on a short column with her left elbow; holding a palm branch with her left arm and an apple in her extended right hand.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,0-17,5mm, weight: 3,15g, axis: 6h,
mint: Emesa(Homs), date: 194-195 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 633, RSC 189, BMCRE 423, Scarce!
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/26/19 at 18:44Nemonater: Ohhh, really nice!
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Justin II Solidus - Mirrored reverse9 viewsustin II (565-578). AV Solidus, Constantinople mint.

Obv. : DN IVSTINVS PP AVI. Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, beardless, holding globe surmounted by Victory and shield.
Mirrored Rev.: VICTORIA AVGGG S. Constantinople seated facing, head right, holding spear and globus cruciger; in exergue, CONOB.

Sear 345.
1 commentsTanit02/26/19 at 15:16Jay GT4: Interesting reverse
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Tetricus I Antoninianus14 viewsTetricus I Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP TETRICVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
LAETITIA AVGG
Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor

RIC Vii 88

In the portraits gallery: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-153436
1 commentsHarry G02/26/19 at 15:03Lee S: Nice!!
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Ć Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 516; MIB 83; DOC 118)6 viewsObv: D N mAVRI or similar; Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maurice Tiberius to right
Rev: Large Є; to left N
Dim: 18 mm, 1.78 g, 6 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/26/19 at 09:17Paul R3: Super coin! Love the uneven flan shape and cartoon...
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161a5 viewsFaustina II (“Junior”)
Sestertius
Rome mint
Obv: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL
Draped bust left
Rev: VENVS SC
Venus standing left holding apple and sceptre
BMC 2185 note, citing Hess, Lucerne, 15 Feb. 1934, lot 698 (same obv. die, different rev. die).
Strack 1322, citing Hess Lucerne 211, 9 May 1932, lot 1014, which is the same coin as the one in their 1934 sale cited by BMC.
1 commentsmauseus02/26/19 at 07:19shanxi: nice rarity
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22116 Domitian/Vesta Reverse3 viewsDomitian/Vesta struck under Vespasian 79 AD
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Head of Domitian, laureate, right
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS
Vesta, draped, hooded, seated left on throne, holding palladium in ext right hand and transverse sceptre in left
Mint: Rome 17mm., 3,14g
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 1087
Ex: Savoca Auction 16th Blue Auction
1 commentsBlayne W02/26/19 at 00:56Jay GT4: Nice early Domitian
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22114 Domitian/Pegasus4 viewsDomitian/Pegasus struck under Vespasian 76-77 AD
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS
Head of Domitian, laureate, right
Rev: COS IIII
Pegasus standing right, left foreleg raised, wings curling up on back
Mint: Rome 18mm., 3,24g
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 921-922
Ex Savoca Auctions 16th Blue Auction
2 commentsBlayne W02/26/19 at 00:55Jay GT4: Nice
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Kings of Macedon. Alexander III ‘The Great’, (Circa 332-323 BC)8 viewsAR Tetradrachm

26 mm, 17.21 g

Salamis, struck under Nikokreon.

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left, bow.

Price 3139.

Nikokreon succeeded Pnytagoras on the throne of Salamis (Cyprus) and is reported to have paid homage to Alexander after the conqueror’s return from Egypt to Tyre in 331. In the war between Antigonos and Ptolemy (315), Nikokreon supported the latter and was rewarded by being placed in control of all Cyprus. He was the last of the Teucridai to rule in Salamis (upon his death in 310 BC, the city came under the rule of Ptolemy’s brother, Menelaos).

The Teucridai were kings of Salamis who claimed descent from Teucer, the mythical founder of the city. The bow in left field on the reverse undoubtedly references Teucer's fame as a great archer, who loosed his shafts from behind the giant shield of his half-brother Ajax the Great during the Trojan War.
2 commentsNathan P02/25/19 at 21:46Jay GT4: Love the detail. Look at those feet!
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Kings of Macedon. Alexander III ‘The Great’, (Circa 332-323 BC)8 viewsAR Tetradrachm

26 mm, 17.21 g

Salamis, struck under Nikokreon.

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left, bow.

Price 3139.

Nikokreon succeeded Pnytagoras on the throne of Salamis (Cyprus) and is reported to have paid homage to Alexander after the conqueror’s return from Egypt to Tyre in 331. In the war between Antigonos and Ptolemy (315), Nikokreon supported the latter and was rewarded by being placed in control of all Cyprus. He was the last of the Teucridai to rule in Salamis (upon his death in 310 BC, the city came under the rule of Ptolemy’s brother, Menelaos).

The Teucridai were kings of Salamis who claimed descent from Teucer, the mythical founder of the city. The bow in left field on the reverse undoubtedly references Teucer's fame as a great archer, who loosed his shafts from behind the giant shield of his half-brother Ajax the Great during the Trojan War.
2 commentsNathan P02/25/19 at 20:08shanxi: very nice
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AE Dupondius, RIC 3, p.194, 1405 (a) - Faustina II, Diana8 viewsFaustina II
Dupondius or As, AD 145-161
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: S - C, Diana standing left with bow and arrow.
AE, 12.4g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC 1405 (a) [C]
This coin was found in 2006 close to the Fleischstraße in Trier, Germany. The find was presented to the Landesmuseum (State Museum).

for the same type, with different hairstyle, click here
3 commentsshanxi02/25/19 at 17:10quadrans: Good news thanks,
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AE Dupondius, RIC 3, p.194, 1405 (a) - Faustina II, Diana8 viewsFaustina II
Dupondius or As, AD 145-161
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: S - C, Diana standing left with bow and arrow.
AE, 12.4g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC 1405 (a) [C]
This coin was found in 2006 close to the Fleischstraße in Trier, Germany. The find was presented to the Landesmuseum (State Museum).

for the same type, with different hairstyle, click here
3 commentsshanxi02/25/19 at 17:07shanxi: @quadrans: Your example is probably a obverse die ...
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AE Dupondius, RIC 3, p.194, 1405 (a) - Faustina II, Diana8 viewsFaustina II
Dupondius or As, AD 145-161
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: S - C, Diana standing left with bow and arrow.
AE, 12.4g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC 1405 (a) [C]
This coin was found in 2006 close to the Fleischstraße in Trier, Germany. The find was presented to the Landesmuseum (State Museum).

for the same type, with different hairstyle, click here
3 commentsshanxi02/25/19 at 17:01quadrans: Nice bust, I have two type of bust in my Marc Aur/...
ISL_Ayyubid_al-Nasir_Yusuf_II_Album_845.jpg
Ayyubid. Branch at Halab/Aleppo. al-Nasir Yusuf II (Emir of Syria, 634-658 A.H. = 1236-1260 A.D.)3 viewsAlbum 845; Balog 760

AE fals; Halab/Aleppo mint, dated 655 A.H. = A.D. per Balog but undated per Album: 2.53 g., 24.61 mm. max., 180°

Obv.: Circular line border in a dotted circle, within which there is a square in dotted square; border segment inscription and al-Malik / al-Nasir in center.

Rev.: Circular line border in a dotted circle, within which there is a square in dotted square; border segment inscription and al-Imam / al-Musta'sim in center.

Attribution courtesy of newcoins and legends courtesy of mazdaro.
1 commentsStkp02/25/19 at 16:57quadrans: Nice one
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Asia Minor, Phrygia, Acmonea, Volusian , Artemis 7 viewsVolusian
Phrygia, Acmonea
Obv.: ΑVΤ Κ ΟVΙΒ ΑΦ ΓΑΛΛΟϹ ΟVΟΛΟVϹΙΑΝΟϹ, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΑΚΜΟΝЄΩΝ, Artemis, with head right and drawing arrow from quiver, seated facing on stag running right.
Ć, 9.15g, 28 mm.
Ref.: RPC IX 847.1 = SNG von Aulock 847.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 74, Lot 207
1 commentsshanxi02/25/19 at 11:54quadrans: Nice piece..
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132 - Probus - RIC 030 - Bust Type F var (Lugdunum) (III in exe)7 viewsObv:–IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FIDES VICTOR, Fides standing left, holding two ensigns
Minted in Lugdunum (III) Emission 6, Officina 3. A.D. 278 - 279
Reference(s) – Bastien -

4.48 gms, 22.92 mm. 0 degrees
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/25/19 at 09:24Barnaba6: Very rare and desirable reverse error, still missi...
ISL_Zangid_of_Syria_Balog_329_al-‘Adil_Zangi~0.jpg
Seljuq of Rum. Sultan Ala ad-Din Kayqubad I b. Kaykhusraw (616-634 A.H = 1220-1237 A.D.), citing Abbasid Caliph al-Mansur al-Mustansir (623-640 A.H. = 1226-1242 A.D.)4 viewsAlbum 1213.3; Izmirlier __; Album 1213.3

AE fals (inscriptional type); undated and without mint: 3.49 g., 22.75 mm. max., 90°

Obv.: Border of dots, Ala ad-Din Kayqubad in three lines.

Rev.: Border of dots, al-Imam al-Mustansir billah in three lines

Attribution courtesy of mazdaro.
1 commentsStkp02/25/19 at 08:00shanxi: I have no idea about these coins, but this one loo...
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D.511 Eudes (denier, Limoges, immobilization)6 viewsEudes, king of the Franks (888-898)
Denier (Limoges)

Silver, 1.77 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 2h

O/ +GRΛTIΛ DI RE; odonic monogram + / ◊D◊ / + (legend beginning at 5h)
R/ +LIM◊VICΛS CIVIS ; cross pattée

This type was immobilized for 50 years ('til the middle of the 10th century).
2 commentsDroger02/24/19 at 19:32quadrans: Interesting piece..
harthacnut-leofwine-1.jpg
S.1169 Harthacnut11 viewsPenny of Harthacnut, king of England 1040-1042 and Denmark 1035-1042
Moneyer: Leofwine
Mint: Thetford
Arm-and-scepter type
S. 1169
O: +CNVT RECX A
R: +LEFPINE ON ĐEOTVO

The arm-and-scepter type in the name of "Cnut" was produced during the reign of Harthacnut

Ex- Mark Rasmussen, Morton & Eden Auction 91 (lot 43), Archbishop John Sharp
2 commentsNap02/24/19 at 19:31quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
1233Hadrian_RIC_220.jpg
220 Hadrian Denarius Roma 132-34 AD Roma6 viewsReference.
Strack 350;BMCRE 569; RIC 220

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. ROMA FELIX COS III P P
Roma seated left on curule chair holding branch and sceptre.

3.13 gr
17 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki02/24/19 at 19:31quadrans: Great coin , and details,
1234Hadrian_RIC226.jpg
226 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian & Roma standing4 viewsReference.
RIC II 226; Strack 220; C. 80

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. ADVENTVS AVG
Roma standing right, holding reverted spear and clasping hands with Hadrian standing left and holding roll.

3.16 gr
18 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki02/24/19 at 19:30quadrans: Nice piece..
1235_P_Hadrian_Pseudo_RPC3300.JPG
3300 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Tuche and Zeus5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3300; SNG France 1424-1429; SNG Levante -; SNG Pfalz 133

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝωΝ ΤΑΡϹΕωΝ
Zeus seated, l., holding Victory and resting on sceptre

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Tyche of the City, turreted and veiled, seated, r., on seat decorated with foreleg and wing of sphinx, holding ears of corn and poppy-head; at her feet, river-god Kydnos,
crowned with sedge, swimming, r.; the whole in wreath

11.99 gr
27 mm
12h

Note.
ex Slg. Dr. Theodor Grewer
1 commentsokidoki02/24/19 at 19:29quadrans: Interesting piece..
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11 views1 commentsQuant.Geek02/24/19 at 19:29quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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5 views1 commentsQuant.Geek02/24/19 at 19:28quadrans: Nice piece..
halfshekel.jpg
Tyre half shekel33 viewsLaureate bust of Melkart right

ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable)
Eagle standing left on prow; palm over shoulder, club to the left, flanked by date LM (40) and monogram ΔP to the right.

Tyre; Year 40= 87/86 BC
6.98g

Sear 5921; BMC 225

Ex-HJB Buy or Bid Sale 206, lot 103 (Nov 15, 2018); Ex-Calgary Coin

Removed from NGC holder prior to HJB.
NGC graded Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5; NGC 4278263-010

According to the Mosaic law, every year, Jewish males over the age of 20, paid a half shekel tax in silver to the Temple in Jerusalem. Mention of this tax can be found in the Bible at Exodus 30:15 Of course, at the time of writing there were no coins in circulation and this tax was paid by weight in silver. By the 1st century BC the tax was paid in either the Tyrian shekel (enough for two people) or half-shekel (for himself). The Jewish Talmud required the tax to be paid with a coin of high purity silver. The only ones that conformed to this high standard were the 94% pure silver Tyrian shekels. Even though these coins depict images of Melkart (Phoenician Hercules) and an eagle, they were still accepted at the temple because of the silver content.
4 commentsJay GT402/24/19 at 19:20Enodia: A nice example, especially under the circumstances...
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Tyre half shekel33 viewsLaureate bust of Melkart right

ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable)
Eagle standing left on prow; palm over shoulder, club to the left, flanked by date LM (40) and monogram ΔP to the right.

Tyre; Year 40= 87/86 BC
6.98g

Sear 5921; BMC 225

Ex-HJB Buy or Bid Sale 206, lot 103 (Nov 15, 2018); Ex-Calgary Coin

Removed from NGC holder prior to HJB.
NGC graded Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5; NGC 4278263-010

According to the Mosaic law, every year, Jewish males over the age of 20, paid a half shekel tax in silver to the Temple in Jerusalem. Mention of this tax can be found in the Bible at Exodus 30:15 Of course, at the time of writing there were no coins in circulation and this tax was paid by weight in silver. By the 1st century BC the tax was paid in either the Tyrian shekel (enough for two people) or half-shekel (for himself). The Jewish Talmud required the tax to be paid with a coin of high purity silver. The only ones that conformed to this high standard were the 94% pure silver Tyrian shekels. Even though these coins depict images of Melkart (Phoenician Hercules) and an eagle, they were still accepted at the temple because of the silver content.
4 commentsJay GT402/24/19 at 19:01quadrans: Ohh, Jay this one is great
halfshekel.jpg
Tyre half shekel33 viewsLaureate bust of Melkart right

ΤΥΡΟΥ ΙΕΡΑΣ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΛΟΥ (of Tyre the holy and inviolable)
Eagle standing left on prow; palm over shoulder, club to the left, flanked by date LM (40) and monogram ΔP to the right.

Tyre; Year 40= 87/86 BC
6.98g

Sear 5921; BMC 225

Ex-HJB Buy or Bid Sale 206, lot 103 (Nov 15, 2018); Ex-Calgary Coin

Removed from NGC holder prior to HJB.
NGC graded Strike 4/5, Surface 3/5; NGC 4278263-010

According to the Mosaic law, every year, Jewish males over the age of 20, paid a half shekel tax in silver to the Temple in Jerusalem. Mention of this tax can be found in the Bible at Exodus 30:15 Of course, at the time of writing there were no coins in circulation and this tax was paid by weight in silver. By the 1st century BC the tax was paid in either the Tyrian shekel (enough for two people) or half-shekel (for himself). The Jewish Talmud required the tax to be paid with a coin of high purity silver. The only ones that conformed to this high standard were the 94% pure silver Tyrian shekels. Even though these coins depict images of Melkart (Phoenician Hercules) and an eagle, they were still accepted at the temple because of the silver content.
4 commentsJay GT402/24/19 at 18:56Nemonater: Nice!
RIC_IV-I_373A_Julia-Domna,_AR-Den,_IVLIA_PIA_FELIX_AVG,_DIANA_LVCIFERA,_Roma,_RSC-32,_BMC-1,_Sear-7100,_211-217-AD,_Q-001,_0h,_18,0-20,0mm,_3,02gk-s.jpg
050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #134 views050a Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 373A (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denar, DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, #1
avers: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Draped bust right
reverse: DIANA LVCIFERA, Diana standing left, holding the long torch with both hands.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 18,0-20,0mm, weight: g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 211-217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-373A (Caracalla), p-, RSC-32, (Caracalla), BMC-1, Sear-7100,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/24/19 at 17:37shanxi: nice coin
harthacnut-leofwine-1.jpg
S.1169 Harthacnut11 viewsPenny of Harthacnut, king of England 1040-1042 and Denmark 1035-1042
Moneyer: Leofwine
Mint: Thetford
Arm-and-scepter type
S. 1169
O: +CNVT RECX A
R: +LEFPINE ON ĐEOTVO

The arm-and-scepter type in the name of "Cnut" was produced during the reign of Harthacnut

Ex- Mark Rasmussen, Morton & Eden Auction 91 (lot 43), Archbishop John Sharp
2 commentsNap02/24/19 at 16:18Mat: beautiful coin
eudes-denier-limoges.JPG
D.511 Eudes (denier, Limoges, immobilization)6 viewsEudes, king of the Franks (888-898)
Denier (Limoges)

Silver, 1.77 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 2h

O/ +GRΛTIΛ DI RE; odonic monogram + / ◊D◊ / + (legend beginning at 5h)
R/ +LIM◊VICΛS CIVIS ; cross pattée

This type was immobilized for 50 years ('til the middle of the 10th century).
2 commentsDroger02/24/19 at 14:17Stkp: nice
1233Hadrian_RIC_220.jpg
220 Hadrian Denarius Roma 132-34 AD Roma6 viewsReference.
Strack 350;BMCRE 569; RIC 220

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. ROMA FELIX COS III P P
Roma seated left on curule chair holding branch and sceptre.

3.13 gr
17 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki02/24/19 at 12:36Jay GT4: Detailed reverse
Géza_Dux,_(1064-1074),_08_01_-b4f1_06-42_,_H-18,_C1-23,_U-12,_Q-001,_1h,_18,8mm,_0,71g-s.jpg
08.1. Géza Dux, Dux of Hungary, (1064-1074 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 08.1./b4f1.06./42., H-018, CNH I.-023, U-012, + PANONAI, #0133 views08.1. Géza Dux, Dux of Hungary, (1064-1074 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 08.1./b4f1.06./42., H-018, CNH I.-023, U-012, + PANONAI, #01
avers: + DVX MVONAꙄ, Cross in a circle of dots, the border of dots.
reverse: + PANONAI, Cross in a circle with wedges in the angles, line border.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 18,8mm, weight: 0,71 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-018, Unger-012, CNH I.-023,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 08.1./b4f1.06./42.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/24/19 at 12:19Stkp: Very nice
rechenpfenning_fac.jpg
Nuremberg, 1791, Counter Token, Louis XVI, Diana8 viewsCounter Token
by (Ernst Ludwig Sigmund ?) Lauer, Nuremberg, AD 1791
Obv.: LVD: XVI DG - FR. ET. NAV R , bust of Louis XVI facing right.
Rev.: RECH PFENN / LAUER , Artemis/Diana walking with her dog on the dog leash, trees and bushes to the right
AE, 1.53g, 21mm
Ref.: Hennin Nr. 274. Pl. 26 - 31, 1791
1 commentsshanxi02/24/19 at 12:18Stkp: Nice jeton
ISL_Zangid_of_Syria_Balog_329_al-‘Adil_Zangi.jpg
Zangid of Syria. al-‘Adil Zangi (of Sinjar), in Halab/Aleppo only (577-579 A.H. = 1181-1183 A.D.)6 viewsBalog 329 (Ayyubid, al-‘Adil Abu Bakr); Album 1855

AE fals; Halab/Aleppo mint, dated 578 A.H. = 1182/3 A.D.: 3.23 g., 19.77 mm. max., 0°

Obv. Dotted border. al-Malik / al-'Adil, in Kufic script.

Rev.: Two dotted borders, Kufic circular legend between; al-Imam / al-Nasir. in Kufic script in center.

Album rarity RR

Attribution courtesy of mazdaro.
1 commentsStkp02/24/19 at 09:33quadrans: Nice piece..
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4 viewsObverse:


Laureate bust of Constantine right.


Reverse:


SARMATIA DEVICTA: Victory advancing right, captive at her feet. STR (crescent) in exergue.


Weight:


2.81 grams.


Diameter:


18.81 mm.


Comments:


Glossy dark patina. As struck, no weaknesses and very difficult to better.


References.


RIC 435.
1 commentspaul188802/24/19 at 08:15shanxi: nice
1232_P_Hadrian_RPC2767var_.JPG
2767 CILICIA, Syedra. Hadrian, Goddess standing4 viewsReference.
RPC III 2767 var.; SNG Levante Suppl. 73 var.; SNG France 632 var.; SNG Pfalz 1153-1154 var

Obv. AYTO AΔPIANOC KAICA
Laureate and cuirassed bust right

Rev. CYE-ΔP/N ω
Goddess wearing long chiton standing facing, head l., holding patera in r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

3.54 gr
20mm
12h

Note.
ex Slg. Dr. Theodor Grewer
1 commentsokidoki02/24/19 at 08:14shanxi: nice example
maximian4.jpg
Maximianus Follis - Mirrored reverse4 viewsBillon Follis

Obs.: IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG ; laur. hd. r.
Mirrored Rev.: CONSERVATORES VRB SVAE ; hexastyle temple containing Roma seated facing, hd. l., holding globe and sceptre /RP in ex.

SEAR 13441
1 commentsTanit02/24/19 at 02:31Jay GT4: Outstanding portrait
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hj6.28.07.05_21 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ., laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Apollo, naked, standing facing, head right, with arm over his head, holding bow, serpent climbing tree to right, E to left.
28 mm, 13.82 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.7.5
1 commentsCharles M02/24/19 at 02:30Jay GT4: Great patina
Domitian_RIC_2.jpg
Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 1)42 viewsDomitian, Denarius, 81 Rome
Obv: Laureate head of Domitian right., IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Rev: Dolphin coiled around anchor.,TR P COS VII
RIC:2; BMC 3
Purchased from Numiscorner on Vcoins
February 23, 2019
7 commentsorfew02/24/19 at 02:06Jay GT4: Nice!
Laszlo-I,_(1077-1095_AD),_10_10_-b2_01_-12_,_H-029,_CNH_I_-036,_U-018,_Q-001,_10h,_18mm,_0,75g-s.jpg
10.10. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.10./b2.01./12., H-029, CNH I.-036, U-018, #0131 views10.10. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.10./b2.01./12., H-029, CNH I.-036, U-018, #01
avers: LADIꙄLAVꙄ REX, Wheel with six spokes in a circle of dots, a small cross in the center; border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX, Cross in a circle; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 0,75g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-029, CNH I.-036, Unger-018,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.10./b2.01./12.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/24/19 at 02:03Stkp: also very nice
Laszlo-I,_(1077-1095_AD),_10_10_-b1_08_-11_,_H-029,_CNH_I_-036,_U-018,_Q-001,_11h,_19,5mm,_0,80g-s.jpg
10.10. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.10./b1.08./11., H-029, CNH I.-036, U-018, #0131 views10.10. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.10./b1.08./11., H-029, CNH I.-036, U-018, #01
avers: LADIꙄLAVꙄ REX, Wheel with six spokes in a circle of dots, a small cross in the center; border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX, Cross in a circle; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 0,80 g, axis: 11h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-029, CNH I.-036, Unger-018,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.10./b1.08./11.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/24/19 at 02:02Stkp: very nice
Domitian_RIC_2.jpg
Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 1)42 viewsDomitian, Denarius, 81 Rome
Obv: Laureate head of Domitian right., IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Rev: Dolphin coiled around anchor.,TR P COS VII
RIC:2; BMC 3
Purchased from Numiscorner on Vcoins
February 23, 2019
7 commentsorfew02/23/19 at 21:44FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition.
1231_P_Hadrian_Pseudo_RPC3746.jpg
3746 SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. under Hadrian. 128-29 AD Laurel-branch Α7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3746; CRS 278; McAlee 130(a); BMC Galatia etc. p164, 109

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177

Obv. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕωС
Laureate and draped bust of Apollo, left

Rev. ΕΤΟΥ ΖΟΡ
Laurel-branch: Α (in field, r.)

2.84 gr
15 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki02/23/19 at 21:12Stkp: Extremely nice
RIC_IV-I_553_Julia-Domna,_AR-Den,_IVLIA_AVGVSTA,_FORTUNAE_FELICI,_Rome,_RSC-58,_BMC-27,_Sear-6584,_196-211_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_19-20mm,_3,67g-s.jpg
050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 553, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned left, #142 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 553, Rome, AR-Denarius, FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned left, #1
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: FORTUNAE FELICI, Fortuna enthroned left holding cornucopiae and leaning on rudder set on globe.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:19,0-20,0mm, weight: 3,67g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 196-211 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 553, RSC 58, BMC 27, Sear-6584,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/23/19 at 20:28okidoki: Nice Joe
Domitian_RIC_2.jpg
Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 1)42 viewsDomitian, Denarius, 81 Rome
Obv: Laureate head of Domitian right., IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Rev: Dolphin coiled around anchor.,TR P COS VII
RIC:2; BMC 3
Purchased from Numiscorner on Vcoins
February 23, 2019
7 commentsorfew02/23/19 at 20:28Jochen: Interesting because of its meaning
Domitian_RIC_2.jpg
Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 1)42 viewsDomitian, Denarius, 81 Rome
Obv: Laureate head of Domitian right., IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Rev: Dolphin coiled around anchor.,TR P COS VII
RIC:2; BMC 3
Purchased from Numiscorner on Vcoins
February 23, 2019
7 commentsorfew02/23/19 at 20:17okidoki: Congrats very nice
Domitian_RIC_2.jpg
Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 1)42 viewsDomitian, Denarius, 81 Rome
Obv: Laureate head of Domitian right., IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Rev: Dolphin coiled around anchor.,TR P COS VII
RIC:2; BMC 3
Purchased from Numiscorner on Vcoins
February 23, 2019
7 commentsorfew02/23/19 at 20:01Mat: Pleasing coin
Domitian_RIC_2.jpg
Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 1)42 viewsDomitian, Denarius, 81 Rome
Obv: Laureate head of Domitian right., IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Rev: Dolphin coiled around anchor.,TR P COS VII
RIC:2; BMC 3
Purchased from Numiscorner on Vcoins
February 23, 2019
7 commentsorfew02/23/19 at 19:57quadrans: Nice piece..
maximian3.jpg
Maximianus Follis - Mirrored reverse3 viewsMaximian, 286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310
AE Abdication Follis

D N MAXIMIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG
Laureate bust right, wearing imperial mantle, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left hand
Mirrored R/ PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG
Providentia on left, standing right, extending right hand; Quies on right, standing left, branch downward in right hand, leaning on scepter in left hand, T|F in field, AS in exergue

RIC.VI, 201
1 commentsTanit02/23/19 at 19:41okidoki: interesting bust
1231_P_Hadrian_Pseudo_RPC3746.jpg
3746 SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. under Hadrian. 128-29 AD Laurel-branch Α7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3746; CRS 278; McAlee 130(a); BMC Galatia etc. p164, 109

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177

Obv. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕωС
Laureate and draped bust of Apollo, left

Rev. ΕΤΟΥ ΖΟΡ
Laurel-branch: Α (in field, r.)

2.84 gr
15 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki02/23/19 at 19:30Mat: Very nice
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Postumus Antoninianus12 viewsPostumus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
MONETA AVG
Moneta standing left, holding scale and cornucopia
1 commentsHarry G02/23/19 at 17:35quadrans: Nice one
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Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)30 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis, Syria
O:AUT K M OP[EL ANTΩNEINOC], radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: [ΔΗMAΡX] EX VΠATOC, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, lion advancing right.
24mm
10.73g
Prieur 947
5 commentsMat02/23/19 at 16:08Randygeki(h2): That's pretty cool
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Roman Empire, Titus, AE-As, RIC II 126, RIC-New 226, Roma.1349 views022 Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), AE-As, RIC II 126, RIC-New 226, Roma, GENI P R, S-C, Scarce!,
avers:- IMP-T-CAES-VESP-AVG-P-M-TR-P-COS-VIII, Laureat head left.
revers:- GENI-P-R, Genius standing left holding cornucopia and patera. S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 27-29mm, weight: 12,76g, axis:- h,
mint: , date: , ref: RIC-II-126, p-130, RIC-New-226, C-96,
Q-001
18 commentsquadrans02/23/19 at 15:51*Alex: Superb reverse.
Galeria-Valeria_AE-26_GAL-VALERIA-AVG_VENERI-V-ICTRICI_star-A__SM_SD__Serdica-315-RIC-41_Q-001_26mm_6_08g-s.jpg
123 Galeria-Valeria (?-315 A.D.), Serdica, RIC VI 041, */A//•SM•SD•, AE-Follis, VENERI VICTRICI, Venus standing left, 386 views123 Galeria-Valeria (?-315 A.D.), Serdica, RIC VI 041, */A//•SM•SD•, AE-Follis, VENERI VICTRICI, Venus standing left,
Galeria-Valeria, daughter of Diocletian and wife of Galerius,.
avers:- GAL-VALERIA-AVG, Diademed, draped bust right.
revers:- VENERI-V-ICTRICI, Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt, * left, A right.
exergo: */A//•SM•SD•, diameter: 26mm, weight: 6,08g, axis: h,
mint: Serdica, date: 307-308 A.D., ref: RIC-41-1st-off., C-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/23/19 at 15:50*Alex: Lovely.
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H-192 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-192, CNH I.-272, U-122, AR-Bracteata, #0230 viewsH-192 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-192, CNH I.-272, U-122, AR-Bracteata, #02
avers: Youthful head with floral wreath facing left, within the pearled circle.
reverse: Negative pictures.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0mm, weight: 0,25g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-192, CNH I.-272, Unger-122, Kiss-Toth: Sigla, small pellet belove the neck,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans02/23/19 at 15:07Stkp: also a nice coin
Bracteata,_H-192,_C1-272,_U-122,_Q-001,_0h,_13,5-14,5mm,_0,17gx-s.jpg
H-192 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-192, CNH I.-272, U-122, AR-Bracteata, #0134 viewsH-192 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-192, CNH I.-272, U-122, AR-Bracteata, #01
avers: Youthful head with floral wreath facing left, within the pearled circle.
reverse: Negative pictures.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5-14,5mm, weight: 0,17g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-192, CNH I.-272, Unger-122, Kiss-Toth: Sigla, small circle behind the head,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/23/19 at 15:07Stkp: nice
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Vespasian - Denarius 5 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 75 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANUVS AVG; Laureate head of Vespasian R.

Reverse: PON MAX TRP COS VI Pax seated l. holding brangch in r.

Mint: Rome
Reference: RIC Vol II, 90
Provenance: Purchased from Tom McKenna, Sept 6, 1984.

GVF.
2 commentsSteve B502/23/19 at 06:02quadrans: Great piece ..
CT-Mat-DiadumenianTet.jpg
Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)30 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis, Syria
O:AUT K M OP[EL ANTΩNEINOC], radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: [ΔΗMAΡX] EX VΠATOC, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, lion advancing right.
24mm
10.73g
Prieur 947
5 commentsMat02/23/19 at 05:32quadrans: Nice find...
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RIC.19a Magnus Maximus (siliqua, Virtvs Romanorvm)8 viewsMagnus Maximus, usurpor (383-384), western roman emperor (384-388)
Siliqua: Virtvs Romanorvm (383-388, Milan mint)

silver 900‰, 15 mm diameter, 1.26 g, die axis: 6 h

A/ D N MAG MA-XIMVS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ VIRTVS RO-MANORVM / MDPS in exergue; Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and spear
2 commentsDroger02/23/19 at 05:31Simon: Eye catching, very nice
Bracteata,_H-195,_C1-275,_U-121,_Q-001,_0h,_12,5-14,0mm,_0,29g-s.jpg
H-195 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-195, CNH I.-275, U-121, AR-Bracteata, #0430 viewsH-195 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-195, CNH I.-275, U-121, AR-Bracteata, #04
avers: King riding horse to the right, falcon on his wrist.
reverse: Negative pictures.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-14,0mm, weight: 0,29g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-195, CNH I.-275, Unger-121, Kiss-Toth: wedge-shaped sigla under the horse's belly,
Q-004
3 commentsquadrans02/23/19 at 01:49Stkp: Always a favorite
CT-Mat-DiadumenianTet.jpg
Diadumenian (217 - 218 A.D.)30 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Cyrrhestica, Hierapolis, Syria
O:AUT K M OP[EL ANTΩNEINOC], radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: [ΔΗMAΡX] EX VΠATOC, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, lion advancing right.
24mm
10.73g
Prieur 947
5 commentsMat02/23/19 at 00:32Jay GT4: Sweet
Vespasian-RIC_90_VOLII-Rome.jpg
Vespasian - Denarius 5 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 75 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANUVS AVG; Laureate head of Vespasian R.

Reverse: PON MAX TRP COS VI Pax seated l. holding brangch in r.

Mint: Rome
Reference: RIC Vol II, 90
Provenance: Purchased from Tom McKenna, Sept 6, 1984.

GVF.
2 commentsSteve B502/22/19 at 23:27Jay GT4: Beautiful coin
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583b Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-21 AD Libertas9 viewsReference
RIC 583b; C 948. BMC 1190A.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Laureate head right

Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA
Libertas, draped, seated left on throne, holding branch in right hand, which rests on lap, and vertical sceptre in left
in exergue, S C.

24.24 gr
34 mm
6h

Note.
ex Münzzentrum Köln, Auktion 45, 1981, Los 554
3 commentsokidoki02/22/19 at 22:06Jay GT4: Nice!
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RIC.19a Magnus Maximus (siliqua, Virtvs Romanorvm)8 viewsMagnus Maximus, usurpor (383-384), western roman emperor (384-388)
Siliqua: Virtvs Romanorvm (383-388, Milan mint)

silver 900‰, 15 mm diameter, 1.26 g, die axis: 6 h

A/ D N MAG MA-XIMVS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ VIRTVS RO-MANORVM / MDPS in exergue; Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and spear
2 commentsDroger02/22/19 at 22:05Jay GT4: Great strike
1230Hadrian_RIC583.JPG
583b Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-21 AD Libertas9 viewsReference
RIC 583b; C 948. BMC 1190A.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Laureate head right

Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA
Libertas, draped, seated left on throne, holding branch in right hand, which rests on lap, and vertical sceptre in left
in exergue, S C.

24.24 gr
34 mm
6h

Note.
ex Münzzentrum Köln, Auktion 45, 1981, Los 554
3 commentsokidoki02/22/19 at 20:21Mat: Beautiful
1230Hadrian_RIC583.JPG
583b Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-21 AD Libertas9 viewsReference
RIC 583b; C 948. BMC 1190A.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Laureate head right

Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA
Libertas, draped, seated left on throne, holding branch in right hand, which rests on lap, and vertical sceptre in left
in exergue, S C.

24.24 gr
34 mm
6h

Note.
ex Münzzentrum Köln, Auktion 45, 1981, Los 554
3 commentsokidoki02/22/19 at 20:18quadrans: Great piece ..
Bracteata,_H-195,_C1-275,_U-121,_Q-001,_0h,_12,5-14,0mm,_0,29g-s.jpg
H-195 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-195, CNH I.-275, U-121, AR-Bracteata, #0430 viewsH-195 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-195, CNH I.-275, U-121, AR-Bracteata, #04
avers: King riding horse to the right, falcon on his wrist.
reverse: Negative pictures.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-14,0mm, weight: 0,29g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-195, CNH I.-275, Unger-121, Kiss-Toth: wedge-shaped sigla under the horse's belly,
Q-004
3 commentsquadrans02/22/19 at 20:09okidoki: Nice Joe
Bracteata,_H-195,_C1-275,_U-121,_Q-001,_0h,_12,5-14,0mm,_0,29g-s.jpg
H-195 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-195, CNH I.-275, U-121, AR-Bracteata, #0430 viewsH-195 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-195, CNH I.-275, U-121, AR-Bracteata, #04
avers: King riding horse to the right, falcon on his wrist.
reverse: Negative pictures.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-14,0mm, weight: 0,29g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-195, CNH I.-275, Unger-121, Kiss-Toth: wedge-shaped sigla under the horse's belly,
Q-004
3 commentsquadrans02/22/19 at 20:03Jay GT4: Interesting
RIC_IV-I_633_Julia-Domna,_AR-Den,_IVLIA_DO_MNA_AVG,_VENER_VICTOR,_Emesa(Homs),_RSC-189,_BMCRE-423,_194-195_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_17,0-17,5mm,_3,15g-s.jpg
050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 633, Emesa(Homs), AR-Denarius, VENER VICTOR, Venus standing right, Scarce! #141 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 633, Emesa(Homs), AR-Denarius, VENER VICTOR, Venus standing right, Scarce! #1
avers: IVLIA DO MNA AVG, Bust draped right.
reverse: VENER VICTOR, Venus standing right, her back turned to the viewer, draped from the waist down and leaning on a short column with her left elbow; holding a palm branch with her left arm and an apple in her extended right hand.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,0-17,5mm, weight: 3,15g, axis: 6h,
mint: Emesa(Homs), date: 194-195 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 633, RSC 189, BMCRE 423, Scarce!
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/22/19 at 20:02Jay GT4: Nice
RIC_IV-I_633_Julia-Domna,_AR-Den,_IVLIA_DO_MNA_AVG,_VENER_VICTOR,_Emesa(Homs),_RSC-189,_BMCRE-423,_194-195_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_17,0-17,5mm,_3,15g-s.jpg
050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 633, Emesa(Homs), AR-Denarius, VENER VICTOR, Venus standing right, Scarce! #141 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 633, Emesa(Homs), AR-Denarius, VENER VICTOR, Venus standing right, Scarce! #1
avers: IVLIA DO MNA AVG, Bust draped right.
reverse: VENER VICTOR, Venus standing right, her back turned to the viewer, draped from the waist down and leaning on a short column with her left elbow; holding a palm branch with her left arm and an apple in her extended right hand.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,0-17,5mm, weight: 3,15g, axis: 6h,
mint: Emesa(Homs), date: 194-195 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 633, RSC 189, BMCRE 423, Scarce!
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/22/19 at 19:48Mat: Wonderful example
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian, AR Denarius - Crawford 538/110 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Octavian, 44-27 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.79g; 20mm).
Italian Mint, Summer 37 BCE.

Obverse: IMP CAESAR-DIVI·F·III·VIR·ITER R·P·C; Octavian’s bare head, bearded and facing right.

Reverse: COS·ITER·ET·TER·DESIG; Simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus.

References: Crawford 538/1; Sydenham 1334; HCRI 312; BMCRR (Gaul) 116.

Provenance: Ex Ernst Ploil Collection [NAC 101 (24 Oct 2017), Lot 41]; Peus 386 (26 Apr 2006), Lot 663; Astarte 5 (1999), Lot 703.

The obverse inscription records the renewal of the second triumvirate in 37 BCE.
4 commentsCarausius02/22/19 at 18:50Norbert: nice coin, nice pedigree. Congrats
ISL_MAMLUK_Balog_562_Barquq.jpg
Mamluk (Burji). Barquq (al-Zahir Sayf al-Din Abu Sa`id Barquq) (1st reign 784-791 A.H. = 1382-1389 A.D.; 2nd reign 792-801 A.H. = 1390-1399 A.D.)17 viewsBalog 562 Plate XXIII 562; SNAT Damascus __; Album 975

AE fals; Dimashq/Damascus mint, dated 790 A.H.? = 1388 A.D.? (1st reign); 2.63 g., 17.92 mm. max., 270°

Obv.: Apparently no border. السلطان / الملك الظاهر / ابو سعيد سيف / الدنيا و الدين (al-Sultan / al-Malik al-Zahir / Abu Sa'id Sayf / ______) in center; Clockwise marginal legend الدنيا و الدين ضرب بدمشق سنة ثسعين وسبعماية (= ___________ duriba bi-Dimashq sanat thaseayn wasabeimaya = ________ struck in Damascus in the year 90)

Rev.: Solid linear border. Circle of big dots, برقوق (= Barquq) in center.

Barquq, who was of Circassian origin and acquired as a slave, became the first sultan of the Mamluk Burji dynasty. A member of the faction behind the throne during the reigns of Sha'ban II's young sons, 'Ali II and Hajji II, Barquq consolidated power and siezed the throne in 1382. He was deposed in 1389 and Hajji restored as sultan. By early 1390, Barquq reclaimed his title. During his second reign, the Mongol warlord Timur invaded and defeated the Mamluks at Damascus and sacked it along with Aleppo in 1399.

Attribution courtesy of altaycoins and Alex Koifman.
3 commentsStkp02/22/19 at 18:16quadrans: I have difficulty reading it, great
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Cleopatra VII hemiobol19 viewsLaureate head of Zeus

Statue of Zeus Salaminos standing, holding stalks of grain, star above


Paphos mint c. 35 BC

3.15g

Nicolaou, Paphos II, 469-509; Cox, Exc. at Curium 128; Museum of the History of Cypriot Coinage ch. 11, 35

Notes from Forum:

While not noted in Svoronos, this type is fairly common on Cyprus and many have been found in the excavations at Neopaphos. The lack of a central depression indicates they were struck after 96 B.C. Recent Cypriot numismatic publications date them to the time when Cleopatra VII of Egypt was the ruler of the island


Sold Forum Auction March 2019
1 commentsJay GT402/22/19 at 17:59quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Ohrmazd (Hormizd) IV (579-590 A.D.)19 viewsAR Drachm
O: Facing bust, head right, wearing crown with tassel to left and surmounted by crescent with vertical lines; single-dotted border, crescent with star at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock.
R: Fire altar with two attendants, wearing tall headgear, inside single-dotted border; no marks outside border.
GW (Gurgan) mint, dated regnal year 9 = 587/8 CE.
32mm
4.1g
Göbl, Sasanian Numismatics, Hormizd IV, crown type I, reverse type 1
5 commentsMat02/22/19 at 14:43Nicholas Z: I agree with Robin.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius, Unofficial As Hispania5 viewsAn unofficial as of Claudius minted in Hispania. Bizarre lettering.

Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP, bare head left.
Rev: S-C Minerva standing with spear and shield.
RIC 100, Cohen 84v, BMC 149

Weight 18,2g
Diameter 28 mm

1 commentsSergio Orata02/22/19 at 14:43Jay GT4: Nice one
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Henry II (1154-1189 A.D.)24 viewsAR Penny
Short Cross coinage, class G or I.
O: ҺЄNRICVS • R ЄX, crowned facing bust, holding scepter.
R: + GOCELM • ON • WINC, voided cross; quatrefoils in angles.
1.03g
20mm
Wincester mint; Gocelm, moneyer, 1180 AD
North 962/1; SCBC 1343A/1343 (obv./rev.).
6 commentsMat02/22/19 at 14:41Nicholas Z: Very cool coin. Jelly
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Bohemond III (1163 - 1201 A.D.)22 viewsBI Denier
CRUSADERS, Antioch.
O: +B(•)AHVHDVS, helmeted and mailed bust left; crescent before, star behind.
R: + ANTI ♣ OCHIA, Cross pattée; crescent in second quadrant, trefoil in legend.
19mm
.98g
Metcalf Crusades 400; CCS 69 Class E or F. Malloy 69/70
5 commentsMat02/22/19 at 14:40Nicholas Z: Best name/portrait on a coin goes to...
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Lucius Verus Sestertius23 viewsL VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Laureate head of Lucius Verus right

TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II SC
Victory standing right holding palm in right hand and shield inscribed VIC PAR

Rome 166 AD

21.73g

Sear 5384 RIC 1456

Ex-ANE

New photo
3 commentsJay GT402/22/19 at 14:09Tanit: great coin
IMG_4771.jpg
08 Constantius II9 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, two braids, reaching , SMH Gamma in ex., Gamma in left field
Heraclea 82
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/22/19 at 14:07Mat: Love the hair
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Julia Mamaea Sestertius4 viewsJulia Mamaea (Augusta, 222 -235 A.D.)
Mother of Severus Alexander
Ć Sestertius, approx. Rome mint (230 A.D.)

Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Julia Mamaea right, wearing stephane
Rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA / S C [in exergue], Felicitas seated left, folding a caduceus in her right hand & cornucopia in her left hand.

RIC (Severus Alexander) 679
1 commentsTanit02/22/19 at 13:41Jay GT4: Great coin
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Titus AR Denarius41 viewsTitus AR Denarius.Under Vespasian 76 CE (first issue)
3.14 g
Obv:Leaureate head right, T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Rev:Jupiter standing facing with patera over altar, IOVIS CUSTOS
RIC 863 [VESP] (R2)
4 commentsorfew02/22/19 at 12:28Vincent: First issue....wow...nice portrait on him...love T...
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Julia Paula Sestertius6 viewsJulia Paula, Augusta, 219-220 AD.
AE Sestertius, Rome Mint, A.D. 220.
Obv: IVLIA PAVLA AVG , Diademed and draped bust of Julia Paula right.
Rev: CONCORDIA/ SC in ex. , Concordia seated left holding patera and double cornucopiae, in left field, star.

RIC-(Elagabalus) 381.
2 commentsTanit02/22/19 at 12:06Jay GT4: I love the color
ISL_MAMLUK_Balog_562_Barquq.jpg
Mamluk (Burji). Barquq (al-Zahir Sayf al-Din Abu Sa`id Barquq) (1st reign 784-791 A.H. = 1382-1389 A.D.; 2nd reign 792-801 A.H. = 1390-1399 A.D.)17 viewsBalog 562 Plate XXIII 562; SNAT Damascus __; Album 975

AE fals; Dimashq/Damascus mint, dated 790 A.H.? = 1388 A.D.? (1st reign); 2.63 g., 17.92 mm. max., 270°

Obv.: Apparently no border. السلطان / الملك الظاهر / ابو سعيد سيف / الدنيا و الدين (al-Sultan / al-Malik al-Zahir / Abu Sa'id Sayf / ______) in center; Clockwise marginal legend الدنيا و الدين ضرب بدمشق سنة ثسعين وسبعماية (= ___________ duriba bi-Dimashq sanat thaseayn wasabeimaya = ________ struck in Damascus in the year 90)

Rev.: Solid linear border. Circle of big dots, برقوق (= Barquq) in center.

Barquq, who was of Circassian origin and acquired as a slave, became the first sultan of the Mamluk Burji dynasty. A member of the faction behind the throne during the reigns of Sha'ban II's young sons, 'Ali II and Hajji II, Barquq consolidated power and siezed the throne in 1382. He was deposed in 1389 and Hajji restored as sultan. By early 1390, Barquq reclaimed his title. During his second reign, the Mongol warlord Timur invaded and defeated the Mamluks at Damascus and sacked it along with Aleppo in 1399.

Attribution courtesy of altaycoins and Alex Koifman.
3 commentsStkp02/22/19 at 10:47shanxi: good work on the legends
paula.jpg
Julia Paula Sestertius6 viewsJulia Paula, Augusta, 219-220 AD.
AE Sestertius, Rome Mint, A.D. 220.
Obv: IVLIA PAVLA AVG , Diademed and draped bust of Julia Paula right.
Rev: CONCORDIA/ SC in ex. , Concordia seated left holding patera and double cornucopiae, in left field, star.

RIC-(Elagabalus) 381.
2 commentsTanit02/22/19 at 10:45shanxi: A beauty
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Maximianus Rare AE Quinarius6 viewsMaximianus 296-305
Obv: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev: IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.
RIC Rome 519, struck 286.
VERY RARE!
2 commentsOldMoney02/22/19 at 09:31maridvnvm: Fantastic
IMG_4771.jpg
08 Constantius II9 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, two braids, reaching , SMH Gamma in ex., Gamma in left field
Heraclea 82
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/22/19 at 09:30maridvnvm: Great hair
ISL_MAMLUK_Balog_562_Barquq.jpg
Mamluk (Burji). Barquq (al-Zahir Sayf al-Din Abu Sa`id Barquq) (1st reign 784-791 A.H. = 1382-1389 A.D.; 2nd reign 792-801 A.H. = 1390-1399 A.D.)17 viewsBalog 562 Plate XXIII 562; SNAT Damascus __; Album 975

AE fals; Dimashq/Damascus mint, dated 790 A.H.? = 1388 A.D.? (1st reign); 2.63 g., 17.92 mm. max., 270°

Obv.: Apparently no border. السلطان / الملك الظاهر / ابو سعيد سيف / الدنيا و الدين (al-Sultan / al-Malik al-Zahir / Abu Sa'id Sayf / ______) in center; Clockwise marginal legend الدنيا و الدين ضرب بدمشق سنة ثسعين وسبعماية (= ___________ duriba bi-Dimashq sanat thaseayn wasabeimaya = ________ struck in Damascus in the year 90)

Rev.: Solid linear border. Circle of big dots, برقوق (= Barquq) in center.

Barquq, who was of Circassian origin and acquired as a slave, became the first sultan of the Mamluk Burji dynasty. A member of the faction behind the throne during the reigns of Sha'ban II's young sons, 'Ali II and Hajji II, Barquq consolidated power and siezed the throne in 1382. He was deposed in 1389 and Hajji restored as sultan. By early 1390, Barquq reclaimed his title. During his second reign, the Mongol warlord Timur invaded and defeated the Mamluks at Damascus and sacked it along with Aleppo in 1399.

Attribution courtesy of altaycoins and Alex Koifman.
3 commentsStkp02/22/19 at 05:03Jay GT4: Nice sand patina
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hj6.26.36.227 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠOΛITΩN, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
24 mm, 7.95 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.22
1 commentsCharles M02/22/19 at 02:39Charles M: This is actually hj6.26.36.25 (--.22 has a reverse...
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Maximianus Rare AE Quinarius6 viewsMaximianus 296-305
Obv: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev: IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.
RIC Rome 519, struck 286.
VERY RARE!
2 commentsOldMoney02/22/19 at 01:25quadrans: Great coin , and details,
Matyas-Hunyadi,_AR-Den,_H-706,_C2-228,_U-556_a,_P-206-1,_mOnETA_mAThIE_D_EI_G,_REGIS_hV_nGARIE_,_B-E,_Q-001,_6h,_14,5-15,5mm,_0,71g-s.jpg
039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-706, C2-228, U-556.a., P-206-01, #0130 views039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-706, C2-228, U-556.a., P-206-01, #01
avers: ✠•mONЄTA•mAThIЄ•D•ЄI•G•, Two-part shield (Hungarian (Árpádian) stripes, a raven with ring) in a circle; border of dots.
reverse: RЄGIS•hV nGARIAЄ, Patriarchal cross in a circle, mint-mark on each side (B-Є); border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: B/Є//-- were struck by Johannes Ernuszt (by Pohl), diameter: 14,5-15,5mm, weight: 0,712g, axis: 6h,
mint: Hungary, Buda (by Pohl), date: 1463 A.D., ref: Unger-556.a., CNH-2-228, Huszár-706, Pohl-206-01,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/22/19 at 00:51Stkp: Very well struck
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132 - Probus - RIC 030 - Bust Type F var (Lugdunum) (III in exe)7 viewsObv:–IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FIDES VICTOR, Fides standing left, holding two ensigns
Minted in Lugdunum (III) Emission 6, Officina 3. A.D. 278 - 279
Reference(s) – Bastien -

4.48 gms, 22.92 mm. 0 degrees
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/22/19 at 00:25Jay GT4: Wonderful find!
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039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-706, C2-228, U-556.a., P-206-01, #0130 views039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-706, C2-228, U-556.a., P-206-01, #01
avers: ✠•mONЄTA•mAThIЄ•D•ЄI•G•, Two-part shield (Hungarian (Árpádian) stripes, a raven with ring) in a circle; border of dots.
reverse: RЄGIS•hV nGARIAЄ, Patriarchal cross in a circle, mint-mark on each side (B-Є); border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: B/Є//-- were struck by Johannes Ernuszt (by Pohl), diameter: 14,5-15,5mm, weight: 0,712g, axis: 6h,
mint: Hungary, Buda (by Pohl), date: 1463 A.D., ref: Unger-556.a., CNH-2-228, Huszár-706, Pohl-206-01,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/21/19 at 21:48*Alex: Nice one.
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132 - Probus - RIC 030 - Bust Type F var (Lugdunum) (III in exe)7 viewsObv:–IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FIDES VICTOR, Fides standing left, holding two ensigns
Minted in Lugdunum (III) Emission 6, Officina 3. A.D. 278 - 279
Reference(s) – Bastien -

4.48 gms, 22.92 mm. 0 degrees
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/21/19 at 20:53quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol24 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 20:39Grant H: love the hippocamp
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Titus AR Denarius41 viewsTitus AR Denarius.Under Vespasian 76 CE (first issue)
3.14 g
Obv:Leaureate head right, T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Rev:Jupiter standing facing with patera over altar, IOVIS CUSTOS
RIC 863 [VESP] (R2)
4 commentsorfew02/21/19 at 18:54FlaviusDomitianus: Nice catch!
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Titus AR Denarius41 viewsTitus AR Denarius.Under Vespasian 76 CE (first issue)
3.14 g
Obv:Leaureate head right, T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Rev:Jupiter standing facing with patera over altar, IOVIS CUSTOS
RIC 863 [VESP] (R2)
4 commentsorfew02/21/19 at 17:23quadrans: Nice one
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Lucius Verus Sestertius23 viewsL VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Laureate head of Lucius Verus right

TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II SC
Victory standing right holding palm in right hand and shield inscribed VIC PAR

Rome 166 AD

21.73g

Sear 5384 RIC 1456

Ex-ANE

New photo
3 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 17:18quadrans: Great piece
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Lucius Verus Sestertius23 viewsL VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Laureate head of Lucius Verus right

TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II SC
Victory standing right holding palm in right hand and shield inscribed VIC PAR

Rome 166 AD

21.73g

Sear 5384 RIC 1456

Ex-ANE

New photo
3 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 17:15shanxi: very nice
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2687 viewsClaudius II 268-70 AD
AE tetradrachm
Alexandria in Egypt
Obv Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "LB"
Eagle standing right, head turned back, holding wreath in beak
2 commentsmauseus02/21/19 at 17:01shanxi: nice eagle
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Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol24 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 16:57quadrans: Nice piece..
HerculesDiobol.jpg
Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol24 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 16:34Jay GT4: You are correct Pekka. Looks like HN Italy 1360?
HerculesDiobol.jpg
Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol24 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 16:22Pekka K: Does not look Skylla on helmet, Maybe Heracleia HN...
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Constantius I Antoninianus7 viewsConstantius I Antoninianus

Obverse:
FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Radiate and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
CONCORDIA MILITVM
Emperor receiving Victory on a globe from Jupiter, KB below

Cyzicus

RIC 717
1 commentsHarry G02/21/19 at 16:16Mat: Very nice
HerculesDiobol.jpg
Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol24 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 16:15Mat: Nice, love the patina
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048 Clodius Albinus (193-196 A.D. Caesar, 195-196 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 001c, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left, Rare!35 views048 Clodius Albinus (193-196 A.D. Caesar, 195-196 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 001c, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left, Rare!
avers: D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare head right.
reverse: PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left holding wand over globe and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18,0mm, weight: 2,42g, axis: 6h ,
mint: Rome, date: 193 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 1c, p-44, C-55, Rare!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/21/19 at 16:15Mat: Great portrait
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Titus AR Denarius41 viewsTitus AR Denarius.Under Vespasian 76 CE (first issue)
3.14 g
Obv:Leaureate head right, T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Rev:Jupiter standing facing with patera over altar, IOVIS CUSTOS
RIC 863 [VESP] (R2)
4 commentsorfew02/21/19 at 15:45Jay GT4: Good eye to spot the rarity!
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RPC II 2478 Domitianus58 viewsObv: AYT KAIΣAPOΣ ΔOMITIANOY ΣEB, Laureate head of Domitian, right
Rev: ETOYΣ ΔEYTEPOY, Minerva standing left, holding Victory; shield at her side
BIL/Tetradrachm (27.02 mm 11.681 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 82-83 A.D.
RPC II 2478 - Dattari-Savio 435-6709 (this coin)-6711
From the Giovanni Dattari Collection
Ex Naville Numismatics Live Auction 30 lot 284
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/21/19 at 12:13Frans Diederik: absolutely stunning!
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048 Clodius Albinus (193-196 A.D. Caesar, 195-196 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 001c, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left, Rare!35 views048 Clodius Albinus (193-196 A.D. Caesar, 195-196 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 001c, Rome, AR-Denarius, PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left, Rare!
avers: D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare head right.
reverse: PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left holding wand over globe and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18,0mm, weight: 2,42g, axis: 6h ,
mint: Rome, date: 193 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 1c, p-44, C-55, Rare!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/21/19 at 11:47Jay GT4: Great beard
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Phoenicia, Arados 217-216 B.C25 viewsAR 28.89mm (Thickness 3.23mm), weight 16.77g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees). 4 drachmae = Tetradrachm.

Obverse: Alexander III The Great; Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, footstool beneath feet, lower limbs wrapped in Himation, Eagle in right hand, sceptre in left hand, palm tree in left field, Aradian monogram AP under throne and era date 43 in exerque.

Posthumous issue.
2 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 11:45*Alex: This one's my favourite of the three.
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Phoenicia, Arados 131-130 B.C28 viewsAE 20.75mm (Thickness 2.86mm), weight 6.32g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, braided ponytail, palm frond behind.

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley holding wreath in right hand and trident in left, Athena figurehead (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος), Phoenician letters nun (N) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 129 with gimel (G) below.
3 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 11:43*Alex: Nice sandy patina.
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Phoenicia, Arados 119-118 B.C56 viewsAR 13.47mm (Thickness 1.64mm), weight 1.84g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), Hemidrachm.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, palm frond over shoulder, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with stem rising forward, ΘC, B (beth) monogram above, border of dots, Aradian era date AMP (141) below.
5 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 11:43*Alex: Great coin.
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Julia Domna, Corcyra46 viewsCorcyra, Epirus
25mm; 10.18gm

IVLIA DOMNA CEB
draped bust right with hair waived and coiled at back

KORKY-RAIWN above and beneath Pegasus flying right

Sear in GIC, no. 2326, BMC 7.163.669, Lindgren II (European Mints), no. 1481, Chaix 238
Wildwinds Example (this coin)
4 commentsRobin Ayers02/21/19 at 11:42*Alex: Great Pegasus.
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Julia Domna, Thessalonica48 viewsJulia Domna
Bronze AE 25; 6.050g, 19.8mm, 225o,

IOVLIA DOMNA
draped bust right

QECCALONIKEWN
Ares advancing right in military garb, spear in right, shield in left

Thessalonica mint, c. 196 - 211 A.D.;

Unpublished; Varbanov III -; SNG Cop -; SNG ANS -; BMC -; AMNG III -; Lindgren -; Weber -; SNG Righetti -,
Wildwinds example

Prov. Forum Ancient Coins
Information from Forum purchase:
This reverse is known for Septimius Severus from Moushmov 6737, but it is not in the plates. Varbanov lists the Severus coin (4351, referencing Moushmov, printed in 1912) but apparently never having seen an example, he was unable to identify the diameter and did not list rarity. Our coin, entirely unpublished, has this extremely rare war god reverse inappropriately on the reverse of the empress
2 commentsarizonarobin02/21/19 at 11:41*Alex: Well, there's another view - and 5 stars. :lo...
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Julia Domna, Vesta118 viewsJulia Domna
10.4 gr; Ae 26mm; struck in Rome AD 214

IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG
Diademed and draped bust right

VESTA
sacrifice scene before temple of Vesta

RIC 607, Cohen 234, RCV 7137 /Prov. Ex Potator II Collection
5 commentsarizonarobin02/21/19 at 11:39*Alex: Now that's one I haven't seen before. Supe...
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Fausta, Constantinople373 viewsFLAV MAX-FAVSTA AVG
Mantled and bareheaded bust right with waved hair

SALVS REI-PVBLICAE
Empress (as Salus) standing facing, looking left, head veiled, and holding two children in her arms

CONS / A in left field

RIC 12 ; Minted Late 326 AD
AE 19-20mm; 3.10g
Ex-CNG 69 lot 151, Ex- K. Kline
11 commentsarizonarobin02/21/19 at 11:37*Alex: Lovely coin, beautiful patina.
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Phoenicia, Arados (ex.Byblos) 320-315 B.C22 viewsAR 28.38mm (Thickness 2.51mm), weight 17.11g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees). 4 drachmae = Tetradrachm.

Obverse: Alexander III The Great; Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, footstool beneath feet, lower limbs wrapped in Himation, Eagle in right hand, sceptre in left hand, AP monogram in left field.
2 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 11:34*Alex: Great coin.
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092 - Philip II Antoninianus - RIC 2276 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PAX AETERNA, Pax standing left, holding olive branch & transverse scepter
Minted in Rome.
Reference(s) – RIC 227, Cohen 24

3.94 gms, 22.83 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/21/19 at 07:09quadrans: Nice piece.. , nice toning,
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2687 viewsClaudius II 268-70 AD
AE tetradrachm
Alexandria in Egypt
Obv Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "LB"
Eagle standing right, head forwards, holding wreath in beak
2 commentsmauseus02/21/19 at 07:08quadrans: Nice
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2687 viewsClaudius II 268-70 AD
AE tetradrachm
Alexandria in Egypt
Obv Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "LB"
Eagle standing right, head turned back, holding wreath in beak
2 commentsmauseus02/21/19 at 07:08quadrans: Nice one
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Phoenicia, Arados 328-320 B.C25 viewsAR 17.32mm (Thickness 1.57mm), weight 4.16g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees). Drachm.

Obverse: Alexander III The Great; Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, feet on ground (represented by line), lower limbs wrapped in Himation, Eagle in right hand, sceptre in left hand, Aradian monogram AP under throne, caduceus in left field.

Lifetime issue.
3 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 07:03quadrans: Nice
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Phoenicia, Arados 217-216 B.C25 viewsAR 28.89mm (Thickness 3.23mm), weight 16.77g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees). 4 drachmae = Tetradrachm.

Obverse: Alexander III The Great; Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, footstool beneath feet, lower limbs wrapped in Himation, Eagle in right hand, sceptre in left hand, palm tree in left field, Aradian monogram AP under throne and era date 43 in exerque.

Posthumous issue.
2 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 07:02quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Phoenicia, Arados 92-91 B.C36 viewsAR 28.87mm (Thickness 4.13mm), weight 15.02g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), Tetradrachm.

Obverse: Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche, border of dots.

Reverse: Nike advancing left holding aphlaston and palm branch, in left field Aradian era date HΞP 168, below Phoenician letter qoph (Q) with Greek letters ΔC far bottom, AΡAΔIΩN in right field, all within wreath.
2 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 07:02quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Phoenicia, Arados (ex.Byblos) 320-315 B.C22 viewsAR 28.38mm (Thickness 2.51mm), weight 17.11g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees). 4 drachmae = Tetradrachm.

Obverse: Alexander III The Great; Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, footstool beneath feet, lower limbs wrapped in Himation, Eagle in right hand, sceptre in left hand, AP monogram in left field.
2 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 07:01quadrans: Nice one
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Phoenicia, Arados 131-130 B.C28 viewsAE 20.75mm (Thickness 2.86mm), weight 6.32g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, braided ponytail, palm frond behind.

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley holding wreath in right hand and trident in left, Athena figurehead (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος), Phoenician letters nun (N) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 129 with gimel (G) below.
3 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 07:01quadrans: Another nice piece
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Phoenicia, Arados 119-118 B.C56 viewsAR 13.47mm (Thickness 1.64mm), weight 1.84g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), Hemidrachm.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, palm frond over shoulder, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with stem rising forward, ΘC, B (beth) monogram above, border of dots, Aradian era date AMP (141) below.
5 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 07:00quadrans: Nice piece..
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LUCANIA, Velia, 300-280 BC123 viewsDidrachm, 7.51 g

O - Head of Athena to right, wearing Attic helmet adorned with a wing.
R - ΥΕΛΗΤΩΝ /Φ Ι / Π Lion walking to right; above, ear of wheat.

HN III 1309. Williams 470-489.

Ex Rauch 86, 2 May 2010, Lot 103
Ex Nomos, Auction 5, Lot 107, 25 October 2011
7 commentsrobertpe02/21/19 at 05:46quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Struck 1594, ELIZABETH I (1558 - 1603), AR Sixpence minted at London, England6 viewsObverse: ELIZAB•D•G•ANG•FR•ET•HIB•REGI• Crowned bust of Elizabeth I of England facing left. Tudor rose behind bust and mintmark (woolpack) in legend above.
Reverse: POSVI DEV:ADIVTOREM:MEV: Square topped shield, bearing the arms of England and France, quartered by long cross fourchee; 1594 above; mintmark (woolpack) in legend above.
Diameter: 26mm | Weight: 2.5gms | Die Axis: 2
SPINK: 2578A

The sixpence was first introduced during the reign of Edward VI in 1551, it had a facing portrait of the king with a rose to the left and the denomination VI to the right.
1 comments*Alex02/21/19 at 05:45quadrans: Nice piece..
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Henry II (1154-1189 A.D.)24 viewsAR Penny
Short Cross coinage, class G or I.
O: ҺЄNRICVS • R ЄX, crowned facing bust, holding scepter.
R: + GOCELM • ON • WINC, voided cross; quatrefoils in angles.
1.03g
20mm
Wincester mint; Gocelm, moneyer, 1180 AD
North 962/1; SCBC 1343A/1343 (obv./rev.).
6 commentsMat02/21/19 at 05:23Robin Ayers: nice addition!
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Roman Empire, Vespasian Denarius143 viewsAD 69-79. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.03 g, 6h). Judaea Capta - Rome mint. Struck circa 21 December AD 69-early AD 70. Laureate head right / IVDAEA in exergue, palm tree; to right, Jewess, arms bound behind, seated right. RIC II 4; Hendin 1480; RSC 229.
From the Sierra Collection. Ex Gorny & Mosch 142 (10 October 2005), 2350.

This example clearly shows the ropes binding her wrists.
7 commentsNemonater02/21/19 at 05:20quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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092 - Philip II Antoninianus - RIC 2193 viewsAntoninianus

Obv:- M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, radiate draped bust right
Rev:- PRINCIPI IVVENT, Philip II standing left with globe & spear; captive at feet
Minted in Rome. A.D. ???
Reference(s) – RIC 219, RSC 57

4.13 gms, 22.16 mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/21/19 at 04:45Jay GT4: Great detail on the reverse
rjb_2019_02_22.jpg
2687 viewsClaudius II 268-70 AD
AE tetradrachm
Alexandria in Egypt
Obv Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "LB"
Eagle standing right, head forwards, holding wreath in beak
2 commentsmauseus02/21/19 at 04:44Jay GT4: Great eagle
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Punic occupation half shekel45 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 04:43Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Roman, Claudius I, As Minerva. Spanish imitation7 viewsSpanish imitation of a Claudius As

Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IMP, bare head left.
Rev: S-C Minerva standing with spear and shield.
RIC 100, Cohen 84v, BMC 149

Weight: 6.2g
Diameter: 23mm.
1 commentsSergio Orata02/21/19 at 04:26Jay GT4: A must have for any 1st century collector
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Philip I Antoninianus11 viewsPhilip I Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
ANNONA AVGG
Annona standing left, holding grain ears over galley prow and cornucopia
2 commentsHarry G02/21/19 at 03:55David Atherton: Fine style portrait!
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Galerius Antoninianus22 viewsGalerius Antoninianus
295-296 AD.

Obverse:
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Bust Radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.

Reverse:
CONCORDIA MILITVM
Emperor, standing right, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter.
2 commentsHarry G02/21/19 at 03:54David Atherton: Eye catching!
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Roman Empire, Constantius II, AE24. Thessalonica76 viewsObv: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind
Rev: FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is sitting on
ground, arms up.
Mintmark: TS epsilon 1028;; A in left field.

RIC VIII Thessalonica 129, rated scarce
2 commentsBritanikus02/21/19 at 03:44Randygeki(h2): Awesome example !
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Roman Empire, Constantius II, Antioch 35 views324 - 337 AD (as Caesar) 337 - 361 AD (as Augustus)

D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left, holding labarum and resting left hand on shield; two captives kneeling before; ANA in exe
Antioch mint; RIC VIII 125

4.41gm 21-22mm.
1 commentsBritanikus02/21/19 at 03:44Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Henry II (1154-1189 A.D.)24 viewsAR Penny
Short Cross coinage, class G or I.
O: ҺЄNRICVS • R ЄX, crowned facing bust, holding scepter.
R: + GOCELM • ON • WINC, voided cross; quatrefoils in angles.
1.03g
20mm
Wincester mint; Gocelm, moneyer, 1180 AD
North 962/1; SCBC 1343A/1343 (obv./rev.).
6 commentsMat02/21/19 at 03:24Randygeki(h2): Cool addition, I like the portrait
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22115 Vespasian/Tri Pot Reverse6 viewsVespasian/Vesta Denarius 72-73 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M
Head of Vespasian, laureate, right
Rev: TRI POT
Vesta, draped, veiled, seated left, holding simpulum in extended right hand, left hand at side
Mint: Rome 18mm., 2,97g.
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 46 Sear 2312
Ex Savoca Auctions 16th Blue Auction
1 commentsBlayne W02/21/19 at 00:38Jay GT4: Strong portrait
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Caabria Tarentum AR Stater circa 380-375 BC 21mm 7.72g 9h Vlasto 428,HNItaly 876.3 viewsNude warrior holding shield on horse galloping left/Phalanthos extending hand,astride dolphin left.1 commentsGrant H02/21/19 at 00:37Jay GT4: Great piece
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Salonina Antoninianus13 viewsSalonina Antoninianus

Obverse:
SALONINA AVG
Diademed, draped bust right on crescent

Reverse:
IVNO REGINA
Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre. * in left field
1 commentsHarry G02/20/19 at 23:25Jay GT4: Unusual portrait
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Valerian II Antoninianus20 viewsValerian II Antoninianus

Obverse:
VALERIANVS CAES
Radiate, draped bust right

Reverse:
IOVI CRESCENTI
Jupiter riding goat right
3 commentsHarry G02/20/19 at 23:25Jay GT4: Wow! Great goat!
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Mariniana Antoninianus29 viewsMariniana Antoninianus

Obverse:
DIVAE MARINIANVAE
Diademed, veiled bust right on crescent
Reverse:
CONSECRATIO
Peacock standing facing, head left, tail in splendour

My favourite coin in my collection!
3 commentsHarry G02/20/19 at 23:24Jay GT4: Lovely peacock
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Valerian I Antoninianus 'VOTA ORBIS' Left Facing Bust60 viewsValerian I Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Bust radiate, cuirassed, left

Reverse:
VOTA ORBIS
Two Victories standing facing each other, placing shield inscribed SC on palm.

Unusual left facing bust - one of the only coins I have seen like this
1 commentsHarry G02/20/19 at 23:24Jay GT4: Interesting coin!
Laszlo-I,_(1077-1095_AD),_CÁC_I__10_05_-f3_03_-52_,_H-025,_C1-031,_U-020,_Q-001,_11h,_19,5mm,_0,75g-s.jpg
10.05. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.05./f3.03./52., H-025, CNH I.-031, U-020, #0135 views10.05. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.05./f3.03./52., H-025, CNH I.-031, U-020, #01
avers: LAD IꙄL AVꙄ REX, Four crosses in each corner in a circle and in the ends, the circle of dots.
reverse: +LADISCLAVS RE, Cross with wedges in a circle, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 0,75g, axis: 11h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-025, CNH I.-031, Unger-020,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.05./f3.03./52.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/20/19 at 21:35Stkp: Very nice
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England, Charles I, 1625-16498 viewsShilling, Tower Mint under Parliament, 1642-48
Type 4/4, mintmark (P), 1643-4.
S.2800
1 commentsMatt Inglima02/20/19 at 18:28quadrans: Nice piece..
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22114 Domitian/Pegasus4 viewsDomitian/Pegasus struck under Vespasian 76-77 AD
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS
Head of Domitian, laureate, right
Rev: COS IIII
Pegasus standing right, left foreleg raised, wings curling up on back
Mint: Rome 18mm., 3,24g
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 921-922
Ex Savoca Auctions 16th Blue Auction
2 commentsBlayne W02/20/19 at 18:28quadrans: Nice piece..
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Henry II (1154-1189 A.D.)24 viewsAR Penny
Short Cross coinage, class G or I.
O: ҺЄNRICVS • R ЄX, crowned facing bust, holding scepter.
R: + GOCELM • ON • WINC, voided cross; quatrefoils in angles.
1.03g
20mm
Wincester mint; Gocelm, moneyer, 1180 AD
North 962/1; SCBC 1343A/1343 (obv./rev.).
6 commentsMat02/20/19 at 18:04quadrans: Great piece ...
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Henry II (1154-1189 A.D.)24 viewsAR Penny
Short Cross coinage, class G or I.
O: ҺЄNRICVS • R ЄX, crowned facing bust, holding scepter.
R: + GOCELM • ON • WINC, voided cross; quatrefoils in angles.
1.03g
20mm
Wincester mint; Gocelm, moneyer, 1180 AD
North 962/1; SCBC 1343A/1343 (obv./rev.).
6 commentsMat02/20/19 at 16:01*Alex: Indeed. Nice.
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Henry II (1154-1189 A.D.)24 viewsAR Penny
Short Cross coinage, class G or I.
O: ҺЄNRICVS • R ЄX, crowned facing bust, holding scepter.
R: + GOCELM • ON • WINC, voided cross; quatrefoils in angles.
1.03g
20mm
Wincester mint; Gocelm, moneyer, 1180 AD
North 962/1; SCBC 1343A/1343 (obv./rev.).
6 commentsMat02/20/19 at 14:34Stkp: very nice
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Diocletian Follis9 viewsAE Follis.
Obv. DN DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG ; laur. bust r., wearing mantle, and holding branch and mappa ;
Rev.: PROVIDNTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG ; Quies and Providentia stg. facing each other.

(issued after the abdication)

SEAR 12931 ; Cohen 426
4 commentsTanit02/20/19 at 14:10Barnaba6: Beautiful!!!
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Maximianus Follis9 viewsBillon Follis

Obs.: IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG ; laur. hd. r.
Rev.: CONSERVATORES VRB SVAE ; hexastyle temple containing Roma seated facing, hd. l., holding globe and sceptre /RP in ex.

SEAR 13441
1 commentsTanit02/20/19 at 14:07Barnaba6: Very sharp obverse. Congrats!
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, LIBERALITAS AVG VI18 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 209AD
21.0 x 19.0mm 3.60gr
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: LIBERALITAS AVG VI; Liberalitas standing left, holding coin dispenser and cornucopia.
Rome Mint
RIC 278a; RSC 298; Sear 6306; BMC 349.
Aorta: 783: B3, O81, R178, T108, M4.
treewalk123/John Tucker 132175418074
10/19/17 10/27/17
2 commentsNicholas Z02/20/19 at 06:04Nicholas Z: Thank you David, that’s quite a nice compliment!
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Provincial, Laodicea ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria, Tetradrachm, ΔΗΜΑΡX εΞνΠΛΤΟCΤΟΓ 5 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Roman Provincial: Antioch, Laodicea ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 209 - 211AD
27.3mm 12.6gr 0h
O: AνΤ (dot) ΚΑΙ (dot dot) CεΟνΗΡΟC (dot) Cε (dot); Laureate, draped bust, right.
R: ΔΗΜΑΡX εΞνΠΛΤΟCΤΟΓ; Eagle standing on ground line, facing, head turned left, wreath in its beak.
Exergue: Star between eagle's legs.
Laodicea ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria Mint
Prieur 1163; SNG Cop 360
Naville Numismatics/Mattia Torre Auction 44, Lot 511
11/5/18 1/15/19
2 commentsNicholas Z02/20/19 at 06:02Nicholas Z: Thanks Mat! Coming from you, that’s a true compli...
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Probus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, CMXXI17 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued:
22.5mm 3.63gr 11h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed, helmeted bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield; shield decorated with Probus mounted on horse, spearing fallen enemy on right arm.
R: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Probus riding left, holding scepter, right hand raised, captive below.
Exergue: CMXXI
Cyzicus Mint
RIC V-2 Cyzicus 913 var. (unlisted mintmark)
Aorta: B15, O38, R195, T56, M3.
legio_x_hispana/Andrey Georgiev 401557446634
7/4/18 8/6/18
2 commentsNicholas Z02/20/19 at 06:00Nicholas Z: Thanks!
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Probus, Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEOR, (Star), KAB21 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276AD
22.5 x 21.5mm 3.40gr
O: BONO IMP C PROBO PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: PROVIDEN DEOR; Providentia standing right on left, holding standard in each hand, facing Sol to right, raising hand and holding globe.
Exergue: (Star), above line; KAB, below line.
Serdica Mint
RIC V-2, Serdica, 850 var. (mintmark)
Aorta: 1964: B87, O12, R112, T111, M5.
okta2000-2013 272745385924
7/12/17 7/24/17

Added to Wildwinds, July, 2017.
2 commentsNicholas Z02/20/19 at 05:59Nicholas Z: Thanks Barnaba
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Probus, Antoninianus, PIAETAS AVG, III6 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 276 - 282AD
23.0 x 21.0mm 2.80gr 6h
O: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: PIAETAS AVG; Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding incense box.
Exergue: III
Lugdunum Mint
RIC 93; Cohen 435
Aorta: 1709: B72, O63, R93, T53, M3.
play6notes/Charles Moore 202570730601
1/26/19 2/11/19
2 commentsNicholas Z02/20/19 at 05:58Nicholas Z: Edited
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10.08. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.08./a3.02./08., H-027, CNH I.-033, U-022, #0136 views10.08. László I., "St. Ladislaus !", King of Hungary, (1077-1095 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 10.08./a3.02./08., H-027, CNH I.-033, U-022, #01
avers: LADIꙄLAVꙄ REX, Three long crosses in a circle of dots with dots in the middle and at the bottom, the border of dots.
reverse: LADISLAVS REX, Cross in a circle; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0mm, weight: 0,79 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-027, CNH I.-033, Unger-022,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 10.08./a3.02./08.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/20/19 at 03:11Stkp: very nice!
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Gordian III Antoninianus12 viewsGordian III Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
FELICITAS TEMPORVM
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia

RIC IViii 142, C 81
2 commentsHarry G02/19/19 at 15:13quadrans: Nice piece..
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024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0250, RIC II(1962) 0435, AE-Quadrans, Rome, Rhinoceros walking left, Scarce!, #182 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0250, RIC II(1962) 0435, AE-Quadrans, Rome, Rhinoceros walking left, Scarce!, #1
avers: Rhinoceros walking left.
reverse: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM around large SC.
diameter: 16,518mm, weight: 2,24, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 84-85 A.D., ref: RIC 0250, RIC II(1962) 0435 p-208, BMCRE 498, C-674,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/19/19 at 14:55David Atherton: Very nice example!
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Domitian RIC-25160 viewsĆ Quadrans, 3.32g
Rome Mint, 84-85 AD
RIC 251 (R). BMC - .
Obv: (No legend) Rhinoceros stg. l.
Rev: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM; S C in centre
Acquired from Marc Breitsprecher, February 2019.

A few years into Domitian's reign an extraordinary issue of quadrantes were struck featuring a rhinoceros. Although the coins are undated, their production can be narrowed down between late 83 when he assumed the title Germanicus and 85 when the consular date XI appeared on the quadrantes. The type is highly unusual and breaks with the standard obverses that were normally featured on the quadrans. One may ask, why a rhinoceros? Certainly the animal was rare in Rome and most difficult to obtain. The rhinoceros depicted on the coin is the African species, identified by the two horns. Martial in his book 'On Spectacles' tells of such a rhinoceros in the Colosseum. Presumably, these coins were struck with that very 'star performer' in mind. Ted Buttrey wrote about this coin type in his article Domitian, the Rhinoceros, and the Date of Martial's "Liber De Spectaculis": "it is wrong to write off the rhinoceros of Domitian's coin casually, as if the coin were a picture postcard from the zoo: 'This is a rhinoceros'. No, coin types are pointed. Everything has to do with imperial advertisement and with its importance at the moment of issue: 'This is my rhinoceros'. Domitian's rhinoceros, in its supremacy in the arena might well stand as a metaphor for the invincible success of the emperor conquering general who had recently assumed the historically-weighted title of Germanicus." Coming back to Martial, he also speaks of tokens being showered upon the cheering crowds - could these quadrantes struck cheaply and in massive quantities have been gifts to the cheering mob at the arena? In essence, can this coin double as currency and a souvenir from a long ago day at the games in the Colosseum?

This variant of the famous rhinoceros quadrans is somewhat rare (no examples in the BM) because of the obverse legend beginning in the upper right, more commonly it begins in the lower left. Artistically, most of the rhinos depicted on these coins have a lot to be desired. Some look like wild boars with horns added for effect. Happily, the animal depicted on this coin's obverse indeed looks every part the powerful and fearsome beast which awestruck Roman audiences - as a matter of fact, it appears to be charging with its head down. Perhaps the engraver was a witness to the very games martial describes?

As mentioned above, the rhino depicted on the coin is the two-horned African species. In contrast, the Indian rhino has one horn. Pliny in his Natural Histories describes the rhinoceros as a one horned creature (although confusingly he confirms its Ethiopian origins), Martial said it had two. The rhino was so rare in Rome, Pliny had to go all the way back to the games of Pompey the Great in 55 BC to find a reference for the animal on display in the city, apparently it was a one-horned Indian rhino. At any rate, both the numismatic evidence and Martial's description coincide rather nicely to confirm that Domitian, at great expense no doubt, brought to Rome an African rhinoceros for his shows in the new Colosseum. The surviving coins featuring this fantastic beast prove how important a feat this was to the emperor.

Well centred with a lovely green patina and fine style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton02/19/19 at 14:46*Alex: Excellent.
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Domitian RIC-25160 viewsĆ Quadrans, 3.32g
Rome Mint, 84-85 AD
RIC 251 (R). BMC - .
Obv: (No legend) Rhinoceros stg. l.
Rev: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM; S C in centre
Acquired from Marc Breitsprecher, February 2019.

A few years into Domitian's reign an extraordinary issue of quadrantes were struck featuring a rhinoceros. Although the coins are undated, their production can be narrowed down between late 83 when he assumed the title Germanicus and 85 when the consular date XI appeared on the quadrantes. The type is highly unusual and breaks with the standard obverses that were normally featured on the quadrans. One may ask, why a rhinoceros? Certainly the animal was rare in Rome and most difficult to obtain. The rhinoceros depicted on the coin is the African species, identified by the two horns. Martial in his book 'On Spectacles' tells of such a rhinoceros in the Colosseum. Presumably, these coins were struck with that very 'star performer' in mind. Ted Buttrey wrote about this coin type in his article Domitian, the Rhinoceros, and the Date of Martial's "Liber De Spectaculis": "it is wrong to write off the rhinoceros of Domitian's coin casually, as if the coin were a picture postcard from the zoo: 'This is a rhinoceros'. No, coin types are pointed. Everything has to do with imperial advertisement and with its importance at the moment of issue: 'This is my rhinoceros'. Domitian's rhinoceros, in its supremacy in the arena might well stand as a metaphor for the invincible success of the emperor conquering general who had recently assumed the historically-weighted title of Germanicus." Coming back to Martial, he also speaks of tokens being showered upon the cheering crowds - could these quadrantes struck cheaply and in massive quantities have been gifts to the cheering mob at the arena? In essence, can this coin double as currency and a souvenir from a long ago day at the games in the Colosseum?

This variant of the famous rhinoceros quadrans is somewhat rare (no examples in the BM) because of the obverse legend beginning in the upper right, more commonly it begins in the lower left. Artistically, most of the rhinos depicted on these coins have a lot to be desired. Some look like wild boars with horns added for effect. Happily, the animal depicted on this coin's obverse indeed looks every part the powerful and fearsome beast which awestruck Roman audiences - as a matter of fact, it appears to be charging with its head down. Perhaps the engraver was a witness to the very games martial describes?

As mentioned above, the rhino depicted on the coin is the two-horned African species. In contrast, the Indian rhino has one horn. Pliny in his Natural Histories describes the rhinoceros as a one horned creature (although confusingly he confirms its Ethiopian origins), Martial said it had two. The rhino was so rare in Rome, Pliny had to go all the way back to the games of Pompey the Great in 55 BC to find a reference for the animal on display in the city, apparently it was a one-horned Indian rhino. At any rate, both the numismatic evidence and Martial's description coincide rather nicely to confirm that Domitian, at great expense no doubt, brought to Rome an African rhinoceros for his shows in the new Colosseum. The surviving coins featuring this fantastic beast prove how important a feat this was to the emperor.

Well centred with a lovely green patina and fine style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton02/19/19 at 14:32quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian RIC-25160 viewsĆ Quadrans, 3.32g
Rome Mint, 84-85 AD
RIC 251 (R). BMC - .
Obv: (No legend) Rhinoceros stg. l.
Rev: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM; S C in centre
Acquired from Marc Breitsprecher, February 2019.

A few years into Domitian's reign an extraordinary issue of quadrantes were struck featuring a rhinoceros. Although the coins are undated, their production can be narrowed down between late 83 when he assumed the title Germanicus and 85 when the consular date XI appeared on the quadrantes. The type is highly unusual and breaks with the standard obverses that were normally featured on the quadrans. One may ask, why a rhinoceros? Certainly the animal was rare in Rome and most difficult to obtain. The rhinoceros depicted on the coin is the African species, identified by the two horns. Martial in his book 'On Spectacles' tells of such a rhinoceros in the Colosseum. Presumably, these coins were struck with that very 'star performer' in mind. Ted Buttrey wrote about this coin type in his article Domitian, the Rhinoceros, and the Date of Martial's "Liber De Spectaculis": "it is wrong to write off the rhinoceros of Domitian's coin casually, as if the coin were a picture postcard from the zoo: 'This is a rhinoceros'. No, coin types are pointed. Everything has to do with imperial advertisement and with its importance at the moment of issue: 'This is my rhinoceros'. Domitian's rhinoceros, in its supremacy in the arena might well stand as a metaphor for the invincible success of the emperor conquering general who had recently assumed the historically-weighted title of Germanicus." Coming back to Martial, he also speaks of tokens being showered upon the cheering crowds - could these quadrantes struck cheaply and in massive quantities have been gifts to the cheering mob at the arena? In essence, can this coin double as currency and a souvenir from a long ago day at the games in the Colosseum?

This variant of the famous rhinoceros quadrans is somewhat rare (no examples in the BM) because of the obverse legend beginning in the upper right, more commonly it begins in the lower left. Artistically, most of the rhinos depicted on these coins have a lot to be desired. Some look like wild boars with horns added for effect. Happily, the animal depicted on this coin's obverse indeed looks every part the powerful and fearsome beast which awestruck Roman audiences - as a matter of fact, it appears to be charging with its head down. Perhaps the engraver was a witness to the very games martial describes?

As mentioned above, the rhino depicted on the coin is the two-horned African species. In contrast, the Indian rhino has one horn. Pliny in his Natural Histories describes the rhinoceros as a one horned creature (although confusingly he confirms its Ethiopian origins), Martial said it had two. The rhino was so rare in Rome, Pliny had to go all the way back to the games of Pompey the Great in 55 BC to find a reference for the animal on display in the city, apparently it was a one-horned Indian rhino. At any rate, both the numismatic evidence and Martial's description coincide rather nicely to confirm that Domitian, at great expense no doubt, brought to Rome an African rhinoceros for his shows in the new Colosseum. The surviving coins featuring this fantastic beast prove how important a feat this was to the emperor.

Well centred with a lovely green patina and fine style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton02/19/19 at 12:00Jay GT4: Cool addition
Kalman,_(1095-1116_AD),_CÁC_I__11_8_-a1b1_1-49,_H-038,_C1-046,_U-029,_Q-001,_6h,_12-13mm,_0,56g-s.jpg
11.08. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.08./a1b1.01./49., H-038, CNH I.-046, U-029, #0134 views11.08. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.08./a1b1.01./49., H-038, CNH I.-046, U-029, #01
avers: ✠ CALMAN RE, Crossleted cross in the circle of dots with lines in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: ✠ LA(D)I(S)LAVS RE (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0-13,0 mm, weight: 0,56 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-038, CNH I.-046, Unger-029,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.08./a1b1.01./49.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/19/19 at 01:17Stkp: very nice
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Larissa, Drachm15 viewsDenomination: Drachm
Era: After c. 356-340 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left

Reverse: ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over.

Mint: Larissa
Weight: 6.08 gm.
Reference: Sear, Europe 2120
Provenance: CNG direct purchase.

Well centered and AEF.
3 commentsSteve B502/19/19 at 00:12Stkp: Excellent specimen
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Larissa, Drachm15 viewsDenomination: Drachm
Era: After c. 356-340 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left

Reverse: ΛΑΡΙΣ / ΑΙΩΝ Horse to right, preparing to roll over.

Mint: Larissa
Weight: 6.08 gm.
Reference: Sear, Europe 2120
Provenance: CNG direct purchase.

Well centered and AEF.
3 commentsSteve B502/18/19 at 21:26Jay GT4: Amazing portrait
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148 - Galerius - RIC VI Antioch 11610 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– VIRTVS EX-ERCITVS, Virtus walking right, holding transverse spear in right hand, trophy over left shoulder
Minted in Antioch (_ | O / D // ANT.). A.D. 309
Reference:– RIC VI Antioch 116

7.05 gms, 23.64 mm. 0 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm02/18/19 at 21:08Jay GT4: Love the patina
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 546, Rome, AR-Denarius, CERERI FRVGIF, Ceres seated left, Scarce! #134 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 546, Rome, AR-Denarius, CERERI FRVGIF, Ceres seated left, Scarce! #1
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: CERERI FRVGIF, Ceres seated left holding corn-ears and torch.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:18,0-18,8mm, weight: 2,56g, axis: 2h,
mint: Rome, date: 200 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 546, RSC 14, BMC 10,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/18/19 at 20:55Jay GT4: Great hair!
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 572, Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS AVG G, Pietas standing left, veiled, #134 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 572, Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS AVG G, Pietas standing left, veiled, #1
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: PIETAS AVG G, Pietas standing left, veiled, sacrificing on altar left & holding incense box.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,29g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 200 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 572, p-170, RSC 150, BMC 62,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/18/19 at 20:07Robin Ayers: nice toning - another great addition
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 546, Rome, AR-Denarius, CERERI FRVGIF, Ceres seated left, Scarce! #134 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 546, Rome, AR-Denarius, CERERI FRVGIF, Ceres seated left, Scarce! #1
avers: IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
reverse: CERERI FRVGIF, Ceres seated left holding corn-ears and torch.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:18,0-18,8mm, weight: 2,56g, axis: 2h,
mint: Rome, date: 200 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 546, RSC 14, BMC 10,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/18/19 at 20:07Robin Ayers: wonderful portrait, great addition!
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RIC 265 viewsDenarius, 97 A.D.
Obv.: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P II COS III P P
Laur. head r.
Rev.: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM
Clasped hands.

3.36g, 18 mm
1 commentsklausklage02/18/19 at 13:23Jay GT4: That's a great portrait of Nerva
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Otacilia Severa, antoninianus, 2489 viewswife of Philip I the Arab
OTACIL SEVERA AVG
SAECVLARES AVGG
3 commentsWesly V02/18/19 at 12:46*Alex: Great coin.
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Diocletian Follis8 viewsBillon Follis

Obv.: IMP DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG; Laur. hd. r.
Rev.: FELIX ADVENT AVGG NN ; Africa stg. facing, hd. l., holding standard and elephant's tusk, lion holding bull's hd. at feet to l. / I in field

SEAR 12754
2 commentsTanit02/18/19 at 12:45*Alex: Nicely toned too.
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029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-542, C2-94A, U-429.a., P 79-01, #0138 views029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-542, C2-94A, U-429.a., P 79-01, #01
avers: ✠ LODOVICI•R•VnGARIЄ, Anjou-Hungarian shield in the circle of dots, a lily on each side and above, a border of dots.
reverse: •S•LADIS LAVS•R•, Saint Ladislas standing facing, holding halberd and orb, mint-mark on the right side, a border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//-- were struck by "?" (by Pohl), diameter: 15,0mm, weight: 0,43g, axis: 8h,
mint: Hungary, "?", (by Pohl), date: 1358-1371 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-542, CNH-2-094A, Unger-429.a., Pohl-79-01,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/18/19 at 12:38*Alex: I really like this one. Great reverse.
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Byzantine, Alexius I Comnenus, AE TETARTERON SBCV-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 53 viewsOBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type; holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger. Complete Inscription

Size 19mm

Weight 3.08

This is a perfect example , nicely centered and a full legend for Alexius, choice in all aspects.
1 commentsSimon02/18/19 at 05:39quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Punic occupation half shekel45 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/18/19 at 05:38Canaan: very.nice
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Mamluk (Bahri). Hasan (al-Nasir Nasir al-Din Abu'l-Mahasin) (1st reign, 748-752 A.H. = 1347-1351 A.D.; 2nd reign 755-762 A.H. = 1354-1361 A.D.)7 viewsBalog 250 (Muhammad I); SNAT Hamah 526-527; Album 947

AE fals; Hamah mint, undated (2nd reign); 2.04 g., 17.84 mm. max., 0°

Obv.: Linear circle border in border of dots. Field on both sides divided by two horizontal lines into three segments (fesse): ضرب (= duriba/struck) in upper segment; الملك الناصر (= al-Malik al-Nasir/King Nasir) in central segment; بحماة (= Hamah) in lower segment.

Rev.: Shield divided by horizontal band into three horizontal segments (fesse). The central band is bendy of thirteen pieces to the left. Upper and lower segment contains a floral arabesque.

Hasan was the seventh son of Muhammad I to hold office. Upon the death of his half-brother, Sultan Hajji, in 1347, Hasan was raised to the sultanate at age 12 by senior Mamluk emirs formerly belonging to his father. Upon his accession, he disavowed his given (Turkic) name and assumed the Arabic name, Hasan. He was toppled by the emirs in 1351 when he attempted to assert executive authority, and reinstated by them three years later during a coup against his half-brother, Sultan Salih. During his second reign, he pursued a policy of minimizing the role of the mamluk emirs in the state and relying instead on the descendants of mamluks, known as awlad al-nas. Hasan was killed in 1361 at age 27 by one of his own mamluks, who led a faction opposed to Hasan's policy of elevating the awlad al-nas to positions of authority. Hasan was the only descendant of Muhammad to have had a significant impact on events in the sultanate, and was referred to by a Mamluk-era historian as one of the "best kings of the Turks."

Atribution courtesy of Alex Koifman
1 commentsStkp02/18/19 at 05:32quadrans: Nice one
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Mamluk (Bahri). Sha`ban II (al-Ashraf Nasir al-Din Sha`ban) (764-778 A.H. = 1363-1377 A.D.)7 viewsBalog 466 Plate XVII 466; SNAT Hamah 574-580; Album 958

AE fals, Hamah mint, dated (76)4 A.H. = 1363 A.D.: 2.58 g., 20.55 mm. max., 180°

Obv.: Rigid cable to left border between two circular lines. In center: الاشرف (al-Ashraf) / سنة بحماة (sanat bi-Hamah) / ضرب (duriba) / أربعة (arbe/four)

Rev.: Fleur-de-lis with wide basis, between two small rings. Top flanked by two pellets.

Sha'ban II was a grandson of Muhammad I, being the son of one of Muhammad's sons who never held office. In 1363, the senior Mamluk emirs, led by Emir Yalbugha, deposed Sultan Muhammad II on charges of illicit behavior and installed ten-year-old Sha'ban as his figurehead replacement. In 1366 Sha'ban, who sought to wield power, supported a successful revolt against Yalbugha. One year later, Sha'ban, who still had few mamluks of his own but was supported by the common people, quelled a rebellion. Again in 1373, the commoners assisted Sha'ban in defeating a rebellion. Because of their loyalty and key support during these revolts, Sha'ban treated the commoners well throughout his reign, including efforts to provide food for the poor during a two-year famine in Egypt. In 1376, Sha'ban went on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. In his absence emirs again rebelled against Sha'ban, which was followed by a rebellion of Sha'ban's own mamluk guard, who murdered him in 1377.
1 commentsStkp02/18/19 at 05:31quadrans: Interesting piece..
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C. Scribonius, Dearius18 viewsC. Scribonius, Dearius

RRC 201/1
154 bc
3,80 gr

Av: Helmeted head of Roma, X behind.
Rv: The Dioscuri riding right, C. SCR below; ROMA in linear frame.

Ex
Artemide Aste Asta Numismatica XLVI (3-4 Dicembre 2016 - live ore 15:00), Lot 95:
1 commentsNorbert02/18/19 at 02:36Carausius: Very sharp example!
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Russia. Ivan IV Vasilyevich, the Terrible (1530-1584)8 viewsGrishin-Kleshchinov 60 (Knight die 11, text die 16), Group III

AR wire denga; Moscow mint, struck ca. 1547: .34 g., 11.09 mm. max., 180◦

Obv: Knight on horseback with saber, ДЕ (= DE =moneyer's initials) below.

Rev.: Cyrillic legend in four lines,~ / • ЦРЬ • / [I]KHЯSЬ / [BE]ЛIKI / [• IBA]N (=Tsar / and Grand / Prince / Ivan)

Attribution and transcription assistance courtesy of Alex Koifman and cmcdon0923.
2 commentsStkp02/17/19 at 23:53Steve P: Very cool ... congrats
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 506 Bust Type C4 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG, Jupiter, standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
Minted in Rome (//XXIE). A.D. 285-286
Reference(s) – RIC V Pt. 2 506 Bust Type C (C)

3.67 gms, 23.47mm. 180 degrees.
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/17/19 at 22:31Jay GT4: Nice dies
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Brutus, AR Denarius - Crawford 502/24 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Brutus, 44-42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.76g; 17mm).
Military Mint, Spring-Summer 42 BCE.

Obverse: L·SESTI - PRO·Q; Veiled and draped bust of Libertas, facing right.

Reverse: Q·CAEPIO·BRVTVS·PRO·COS; Tripod with axe on left and simpulum on right.

References: Crawford 502/2; HCRI 201; Syd 1290; BMCRR East 41; Junia 37; Sestia 2.

Provenance: Ex Alan J. Harlan Collection [Triton XXII (9 Jan 2019), Lot 951]; Kunker 288 (13 Mar 2017) Lot 314; Theodor Prowe Collection [Hess (20 May 1912) Lot 933].

Marcus Junius Brutus was posthumously adopted by his maternal uncle, Quintus Servilius Caepio. Afterward, Brutus sometimes used the name Quintus Servilius Caepio Brutus, which both honored his uncle and advertised his maternal descent from Gaius Servilius Structus Ahala. Ahala was a Roman Republican hero who had killed someone with regal aspirations. In his early political career, Brutus issued coins with the portrait of Ahala on one side (see Crawford 433/2; http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-144687). Following the assassination of Caesar, Brutus resurrected his use of the name Quintus Servilius Caepio Brutus, as on this coin, again alluding to this Servilian connection in his family tree. Combined with the bust of Liberty on the obverse of this coin, the message is clear: that the assassins were liberators from monarchy in the old Republican tradition of their ancestors. The reverse shows the symbols of Brutus’ membership in the college of priests.

This example comes from the collection of Theodor Prowe of Moscow, one of the great collections of the early 20th century, which was auctioned in three separate 1912 sales by Bruder Egger (Greek) and Hess (Roman).
2 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 19:43Enodia: Beautiful coin with a very pretty Libertas.
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029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-542, C2-94A, U-429.a., P 79-01, #0138 views029 Lajos I. -Nagy Lajos-, (Lodovicus I. (the great) of Anjou, Angevin)., King of Hungary, (1342-1382 A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-542, C2-94A, U-429.a., P 79-01, #01
avers: ✠ LODOVICI•R•VnGARIЄ, Anjou-Hungarian shield in the circle of dots, a lily on each side and above, a border of dots.
reverse: •S•LADIS LAVS•R•, Saint Ladislas standing facing, holding halberd and orb, mint-mark on the right side, a border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: -/-//-- were struck by "?" (by Pohl), diameter: 15,0mm, weight: 0,43g, axis: 8h,
mint: Hungary, "?", (by Pohl), date: 1358-1371 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-542, CNH-2-094A, Unger-429.a., Pohl-79-01,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/17/19 at 18:15Stkp: very very nice example
Dolphindidrachm.jpg
Punic occupation half shekel45 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/17/19 at 18:10Enodia: Nice style for these.
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Russia. Ivan IV Vasilyevich, the Terrible (1530-1584)8 viewsGrishin-Kleshchinov 60 (Knight die 11, text die 16), Group III

AR wire denga; Moscow mint, struck ca. 1547: .34 g., 11.09 mm. max., 180◦

Obv: Knight on horseback with saber, ДЕ (= DE =moneyer's initials) below.

Rev.: Cyrillic legend in four lines,~ / • ЦРЬ • / [I]KHЯSЬ / [BE]ЛIKI / [• IBA]N (=Tsar / and Grand / Prince / Ivan)

Attribution and transcription assistance courtesy of Alex Koifman and cmcdon0923.
2 commentsStkp02/17/19 at 16:33quadrans: Nice one
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Imitative of Tetricus II antoninianus. AE 14mm . Brockage mint error.28 viewsImitative of Tetricus II antoninianus. Brockage mint error.

Metal detector find from Northern France.
3 commentsLee S02/17/19 at 15:12Harry G: Nice error!
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Barbaric imitation of Tetricus II "C P E TETRICVS CAES" , C.273 AE15mm25 viewsBarbaric imitation of Tetricus II "C P E TETRICVS CAES" , C.273AD
Obv. Radiate Bust right.
Rev. Sacrificial implement (s)
1 commentsLee S02/17/19 at 15:11Harry G: Great detail!
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Punic occupation half shekel45 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/17/19 at 13:06maridvnvm: What is left is very attractive.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC - Didrachm - Crawford 25/19 viewsRome. The Republic.
Anonymous, 241-235 BCE.
AR Didrachm (6.62g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of beardless Mars with crested Corinthian helmet decorated with gryphon, facing right.

Reverse: Bridled horse head facing right; sickle to left; ROMA below.

References: Crawford 25/1; Sydenham 24; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 57.

Provenance: Ex Ed Waddell inventory #7484 (c. 1985).

This didrachm series is the first Roman silver coinage to bear the inscription ROMA, a change from the earlier ROMANO inscriptions. The early ROMANO inscriptions may have been either an abbreviation of the genitive plural ROMANORVM (“of the Romans”) or dative ROMANO (“by the Romans”) either of which would be similar grammar to Greek coin inscriptions. The move to the nominative case ROMA, may have been a simple shift to Roman/Latin usage consistent with the coinage taking on a more “Roman” character, as minting activity had moved from southern Italy to Rome many years before. The sickle symbol on the reverse, as well as common devices across denominations, links this didrachm issue to contemporaneous Roman bronze coinage also bearing the sickle. This marks the first time in the emerging Roman coinage that a clear-intentioned, bi-metallic series emission can be established.
3 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 13:05maridvnvm: Great!
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian, AR Denarius7 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Octavian, 44-27 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.92g; 20mm).
Italian Mint, Summer 30-29 BCE.

Obverse: Octavian’s bare head, facing right.

Reverse: Roman Senate House; IMP CAESAR on architrave.

References: RIC 266; HCRI 421; BMCRR 4358; Julia 161.

Provenance: Ex Heritage Auction 3063 (16 Jan 2018) Lot 33381; Spink Num. Circ. Vol LXXVIII, No. 6 (June 1970), inv. #6871, pl. 11.

The coin celebrates the dedication of the Curia Julia, a new meeting house for the Roman Senate, construction of which was commenced under Julius Caesar and completed by Octavian circa 29 BCE. Julius Caesar was assassinated at the Theater of Pompey where the Senate was meeting while construction of this new Senate house was underway. It is both ironic and politically astute that Octavian should commemorate this new Senate house on a coin, given that his hold on power made the Senate effectively irrelevant. The structure still stands today, having been restored through the imperial period and later converted to a church.
2 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 13:04maridvnvm: Gorgeous
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian, AR Denarius - Crawford 538/110 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Octavian, 44-27 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.79g; 20mm).
Italian Mint, Summer 37 BCE.

Obverse: IMP CAESAR-DIVI·F·III·VIR·ITER R·P·C; Octavian’s bare head, bearded and facing right.

Reverse: COS·ITER·ET·TER·DESIG; Simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus.

References: Crawford 538/1; Sydenham 1334; HCRI 312; BMCRR (Gaul) 116.

Provenance: Ex Ernst Ploil Collection [NAC 101 (24 Oct 2017), Lot 41]; Peus 386 (26 Apr 2006), Lot 663; Astarte 5 (1999), Lot 703.

The obverse inscription records the renewal of the second triumvirate in 37 BCE.
4 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 13:04maridvnvm: Very attractive
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Diocletian Follis12 viewsAE Follis.
Obv. DN DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG ; laur. bust r., wearing mantle, and holding branch and mappa ;
Rev.: PROVIDNTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG ; Quies and Providentia stg. facing each other.

(issued after the abdication)

SEAR 12933 ; Cohen 426
2 commentsTanit02/17/19 at 13:04maridvnvm: Agreed.It enhances the look.
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KINGS OF THRACE. Lysimachos, 305-281 BC. Tetradrachm8 viewsSilver, 31.5 mm, 17.06 g, 12 h
Lampsakos, c. 297-281.
Diademed head of Alexander the Great to right with horn of Ammon over his ear.
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena seated to left on throne, leaning her left elbow on her shield and holding Nike, crowning the king's name, in her right; behind, transverse spear; inner left, monogram over crescent with points to left.
Müller 396. SNG France 2545. Thompson 61 var. (the monogram appears as 58).
Well centered on a broad flan. Slightly wavy flan with some bangs and scratches, otherwise, good very fine.
1 commentsLeo02/17/19 at 13:03maridvnvm: Nice
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Diocletian Follis12 viewsAE Follis.
Obv. DN DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG ; laur. bust r., wearing mantle, and holding branch and mappa ;
Rev.: PROVIDNTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG ; Quies and Providentia stg. facing each other.

(issued after the abdication)

SEAR 12933 ; Cohen 426
2 commentsTanit02/17/19 at 12:28Jay GT4: Love the patina
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Diocletian Follis8 viewsBillon Follis

Obv.: IMP DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG; Laur. hd. r.
Rev.: FELIX ADVENT AVGG NN ; Africa stg. facing, hd. l., holding standard and elephant's tusk, lion holding bull's hd. at feet to l. / I in field

SEAR 12754
2 commentsTanit02/17/19 at 12:27Jay GT4: Really nice
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Prawn Series, AR Denarius - Crawford 156/17 viewsRome. The Republic.
Anonymous Prawn Series, 179-169 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.87g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma facing right; behind, X.

Reverse: Luna in biga galloping right; prawn below horses; in exergue, ROMA in linear frame.

References: Crawford 156/1; Sydenham 343; BMCRR 585.

Provenance: Ex Frederick S. Knobloch Collection [Stack's, 3-4 May 1978, Lot 97].
2 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 11:40Steve P: Sweet prawn ... I love it!
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CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol60 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
9 commentsJay GT402/17/19 at 11:18Leo: nice and cool!
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Punic occupation half shekel45 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/17/19 at 11:06Leo: Good detail on two sides!
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Punic occupation half shekel45 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/17/19 at 10:04Grant H: love the horse
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ROMAN REPUBLIC - Didrachm - Crawford 25/19 viewsRome. The Republic.
Anonymous, 241-235 BCE.
AR Didrachm (6.62g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of beardless Mars with crested Corinthian helmet decorated with gryphon, facing right.

Reverse: Bridled horse head facing right; sickle to left; ROMA below.

References: Crawford 25/1; Sydenham 24; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 57.

Provenance: Ex Ed Waddell inventory #7484 (c. 1985).

This didrachm series is the first Roman silver coinage to bear the inscription ROMA, a change from the earlier ROMANO inscriptions. The early ROMANO inscriptions may have been either an abbreviation of the genitive plural ROMANORVM (“of the Romans”) or dative ROMANO (“by the Romans”) either of which would be similar grammar to Greek coin inscriptions. The move to the nominative case ROMA, may have been a simple shift to Roman/Latin usage consistent with the coinage taking on a more “Roman” character, as minting activity had moved from southern Italy to Rome many years before. The sickle symbol on the reverse, as well as common devices across denominations, links this didrachm issue to contemporaneous Roman bronze coinage also bearing the sickle. This marks the first time in the emerging Roman coinage that a clear-intentioned, bi-metallic series emission can be established.
3 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 07:48quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian, AR Denarius7 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Octavian, 44-27 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.92g; 20mm).
Italian Mint, Summer 30-29 BCE.

Obverse: Octavian’s bare head, facing right.

Reverse: Roman Senate House; IMP CAESAR on architrave.

References: RIC 266; HCRI 421; BMCRR 4358; Julia 161.

Provenance: Ex Heritage Auction 3063 (16 Jan 2018) Lot 33381; Spink Num. Circ. Vol LXXVIII, No. 6 (June 1970), inv. #6871, pl. 11.

The coin celebrates the dedication of the Curia Julia, a new meeting house for the Roman Senate, construction of which was commenced under Julius Caesar and completed by Octavian circa 29 BCE. Julius Caesar was assassinated at the Theater of Pompey where the Senate was meeting while construction of this new Senate house was underway. It is both ironic and politically astute that Octavian should commemorate this new Senate house on a coin, given that his hold on power made the Senate effectively irrelevant. The structure still stands today, having been restored through the imperial period and later converted to a church.
2 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 07:48quadrans: Another nice piece
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian, AR Denarius - Crawford 538/110 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Octavian, 44-27 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.79g; 20mm).
Italian Mint, Summer 37 BCE.

Obverse: IMP CAESAR-DIVI·F·III·VIR·ITER R·P·C; Octavian’s bare head, bearded and facing right.

Reverse: COS·ITER·ET·TER·DESIG; Simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus.

References: Crawford 538/1; Sydenham 1334; HCRI 312; BMCRR (Gaul) 116.

Provenance: Ex Ernst Ploil Collection [NAC 101 (24 Oct 2017), Lot 41]; Peus 386 (26 Apr 2006), Lot 663; Astarte 5 (1999), Lot 703.

The obverse inscription records the renewal of the second triumvirate in 37 BCE.
4 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 07:47quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian, AR Denarius - Crawford 538/110 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Octavian, 44-27 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.79g; 20mm).
Italian Mint, Summer 37 BCE.

Obverse: IMP CAESAR-DIVI·F·III·VIR·ITER R·P·C; Octavian’s bare head, bearded and facing right.

Reverse: COS·ITER·ET·TER·DESIG; Simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus.

References: Crawford 538/1; Sydenham 1334; HCRI 312; BMCRR (Gaul) 116.

Provenance: Ex Ernst Ploil Collection [NAC 101 (24 Oct 2017), Lot 41]; Peus 386 (26 Apr 2006), Lot 663; Astarte 5 (1999), Lot 703.

The obverse inscription records the renewal of the second triumvirate in 37 BCE.
4 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 04:56Jay GT4: I wonder if Octavian could even grow a beard. Gr...
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Brutus, AR Denarius - Crawford 502/24 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Brutus, 44-42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.76g; 17mm).
Military Mint, Spring-Summer 42 BCE.

Obverse: L·SESTI - PRO·Q; Veiled and draped bust of Libertas, facing right.

Reverse: Q·CAEPIO·BRVTVS·PRO·COS; Tripod with axe on left and simpulum on right.

References: Crawford 502/2; HCRI 201; Syd 1290; BMCRR East 41; Junia 37; Sestia 2.

Provenance: Ex Alan J. Harlan Collection [Triton XXII (9 Jan 2019), Lot 951]; Kunker 288 (13 Mar 2017) Lot 314; Theodor Prowe Collection [Hess (20 May 1912) Lot 933].

Marcus Junius Brutus was posthumously adopted by his maternal uncle, Quintus Servilius Caepio. Afterward, Brutus sometimes used the name Quintus Servilius Caepio Brutus, which both honored his uncle and advertised his maternal descent from Gaius Servilius Structus Ahala. Ahala was a Roman Republican hero who had killed someone with regal aspirations. In his early political career, Brutus issued coins with the portrait of Ahala on one side (see Crawford 433/2; http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-144687). Following the assassination of Caesar, Brutus resurrected his use of the name Quintus Servilius Caepio Brutus, as on this coin, again alluding to this Servilian connection in his family tree. Combined with the bust of Liberty on the obverse of this coin, the message is clear: that the assassins were liberators from monarchy in the old Republican tradition of their ancestors. The reverse shows the symbols of Brutus’ membership in the college of priests.

This example comes from the collection of Theodor Prowe of Moscow, one of the great collections of the early 20th century, which was auctioned in three separate 1912 sales by Bruder Egger (Greek) and Hess (Roman).
2 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 04:54Jay GT4: Great provenance. Even better coin!
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ROMAN REPUBLIC - Didrachm - Crawford 25/19 viewsRome. The Republic.
Anonymous, 241-235 BCE.
AR Didrachm (6.62g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of beardless Mars with crested Corinthian helmet decorated with gryphon, facing right.

Reverse: Bridled horse head facing right; sickle to left; ROMA below.

References: Crawford 25/1; Sydenham 24; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 57.

Provenance: Ex Ed Waddell inventory #7484 (c. 1985).

This didrachm series is the first Roman silver coinage to bear the inscription ROMA, a change from the earlier ROMANO inscriptions. The early ROMANO inscriptions may have been either an abbreviation of the genitive plural ROMANORVM (“of the Romans”) or dative ROMANO (“by the Romans”) either of which would be similar grammar to Greek coin inscriptions. The move to the nominative case ROMA, may have been a simple shift to Roman/Latin usage consistent with the coinage taking on a more “Roman” character, as minting activity had moved from southern Italy to Rome many years before. The sickle symbol on the reverse, as well as common devices across denominations, links this didrachm issue to contemporaneous Roman bronze coinage also bearing the sickle. This marks the first time in the emerging Roman coinage that a clear-intentioned, bi-metallic series emission can be established.
3 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 04:54Jay GT4: Stunning!
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14 Constantius II12 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind/FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field, TS Delta in ex
Thessalonica 129 scarce.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/17/19 at 00:05Jay GT4: Horseman strikes again
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7 viewsLIBERIA, American Colonization Society. 1820-1847.
CU Cent. Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1833.
LIBERIA, nude man standing before shore, cutting at tree to left; brush to right; in distance, ship under sail right; 1833 in exergue
AMERICAN COLONIZATION SOCIETY/ ONE CENT. FOUNDED/ A.D./ 1816
Snyder dies 1/E; Colver & Harley 5; KM Tn 2

The first regular strike in the sequence.
1 commentsArdatirion02/16/19 at 23:06Stkp: Very interesting token
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9 viewsCANADA, Nova Scotia. William IV King of Great Britain, 1830-1837
CU Halfpenny Token
Belleville (New Jersey) mint. Dated 1832, but struck circa 1835
PROVINCE OF NOVA SCOTIA, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
ONE PENNY TOKEN, thistle with two leaves; 1832 below
Charlton NS-3A2; Corteau 278; Breton 871

“Old residents state that these counterfeits were brought, in large quantities to St. John, N.B., and from thence distributed through fishing vessels to Nova Scotian out ports. And informant tells of having seen a fisherman from Yarmouth paid for his catch in this coin.” R.W. McLachlan (Annals of the Nova Scotian Coinage, p. 37)
1 commentsArdatirion02/16/19 at 22:57Stkp: Nice
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Philip I the Arab, antoninianus, 2498 viewsIMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
AETERNITAS AVG
1 commentsWesly V02/16/19 at 22:05maridvnvm: Great looking coin
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Otacilia Severa, antoninianus, 2489 viewswife of Philip I the Arab
OTACIL SEVERA AVG
SAECVLARES AVGG
3 commentsWesly V02/16/19 at 22:05maridvnvm: Very nice indeed
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Domitian Denarius - Rev: Minerva holding Victory26 viewsDomitian, 81-96, Silver Denarius.
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M, laureate head right,
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P, Minerva standing left holding Victory and spear, shield behind.
RIC II˛ 63 (R2).
At one stage this coin was the only one known, according to Ted Buttrey prior to the publication of RIC II˛, until another was recorded in Bucharest, and another sold in a Künker auction in 2005.
3 commentsOldMoney02/16/19 at 22:05maridvnvm: Lovely
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0094b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left,56 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0094b, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left,
avers: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.
reverse: P M TR P COS III, Pax standing left, holding the branch in right hand, scepter in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,34g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 119-122 A.D., ref: RIC II 94b, Strack 117,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/16/19 at 22:04maridvnvm: A striking portrait
033_Sabina_(--136_A_D_),_RIC_II_410,_AR-Denar,_SABINA_AVGVSTA_HADRIANI_AVG_P_P,_VESTA,_RSC-81,_BMCRE_915,_136_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_16,5-17mm,_3,15g-s.jpg
033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0410, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VESTA, Vesta seated left, #155 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 0410, Rome, AR-Denarius, -/-//--, VESTA, Vesta seated left, #1
Wife of Hadrian.
avers: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, Her bust diademed and draped right, hair in a plait behind.
reverse: VESTA, Vesta seated left, holding Palladium and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 3,15g, axes: 6h,
mint: Roma, date: 128-136 A.D., ref: RIC II 410, RSC 81, BMCRE 915,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans02/16/19 at 22:04maridvnvm: Gorgeous
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Philip I the Arab, antoninianus, 2488 viewsIMP PHILIPPVS AVG
SAECVLARES AVGG
2 commentsWesly V02/16/19 at 22:04maridvnvm: Sweet
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Diocletian Follis9 viewsAE Follis.
Obv. DN DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG ; laur. bust r., wearing mantle, and holding branch and mappa ;
Rev.: PROVIDNTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG ; Quies and Providentia stg. facing each other.

(issued after the abdication)

SEAR 12931 ; Cohen 426
4 commentsTanit02/16/19 at 22:03maridvnvm: Fantastic looking coin
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14 Constantius II12 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind/FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field, TS Delta in ex
Thessalonica 129 scarce.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/16/19 at 22:03maridvnvm: Yet another nice one.
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Punic occupation half shekel45 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

Taras astride dolphin to left, holding cornucopiae and Nike who crowns him with wreath; TAPAΣ below.

Calabria, Tarentum ; Punic occupation, circa 212-209 BC

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/16/19 at 21:54Steve P: winna-winna