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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Sardis19 viewsHead of Herakles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated l., monogram on shield to l., AΣ beneath throne.

SC 3.1; HGC 9, 16a; Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 8 (this coin) dies A1/P2; WSM 1350 P2 β, A1/P2 (this coin). Seleukos’ military mint at Sardis 282-281 BC.

(25 mm, 17.07 g, 12h).

Naville Sale XV (2 Jul. 1930), lot 1061.

This coin was struck in 282 BC following the fall of the city of Sardis to Seleukos, during the preliminaries of the campaign that delivered the decisive victory over Lysimachos at Korupedion, in the late summer of 281 BC. This coin is from the first obverse and second reverse die used in the series. It is one of two examples from this die set that survives to this day. The series from which it comes was interpreted by Miller and Hoover (The Sardes Mint under Seleucus I Nicator) to have originated from a military mint operation associated with Seleukos army. The obverse bears a striking resemblance to the last die used at Seleukeia in Pieria, to the extent that both dies were almost certainly engraved by the same hand. This led Miller and Hoover to propose that "Stylistic affinities between the first die of Sardes and the last of Seleucia in Pieria raise the possibility that the equipment and personnel of the latter may have been moved to Sardes to serve as a supplemental military mint."
2 commentsn.igma01/17/19 at 08:23Pharsalos: Superb artistic dies matched with a nice provenanc...
RIC_544var_,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_PROBVS_AVG_CONS_III,_MARTI_PACIF,_Ticinum_6th-em,_4th-off,_279AD_Q-001,_11h,_22,0mm_3,4ga-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 544ver., Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-H2/H, Δ/-//--, Mars walking left, Rare! #16 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 544ver., Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-H2/H, Δ/-//--, Mars walking left, Rare! #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS III, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle. (H2/H)
reverse: MART I PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear, and shield.
exergue: Δ/-//--, diameter: 22,0mm, weight: 3.40g, axes: 11h,
mint: Ticinum, 6th-emission, 4th-off., date: 279A.D., ref: RIC V-II 544var., Rare!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/17/19 at 07:33okidoki: great example,
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Gordian III RIC IV, 337(a)29 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE - Sestertius, 21.18g, 34mm
Rome, 4th emission, after AD 240
obv. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VICTORIA AETER
Victoria, wingend, in long garment, stg. facing, head l., holding in l. arm palm branch and in r. hand shield
set on female captive who std. in mourning attitude l.
in l. and r. field S - C
ref. RIC IV/3, 337(a) var.; C.351 var.
VF/about VF, broad flan

Usually the shield is set on a male captive!
1 commentsJochen01/17/19 at 06:53Jschulze: A very nice coin. I love Gordian's facial hair...
RIC_544var_,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_PROBVS_AVG_CONS_III,_MARTI_PACIF,_Ticinum_6th-em,_4th-off,_279AD_Q-001,_11h,_22,0mm_3,4ga-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 544ver., Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-H2/H, Δ/-//--, Mars walking left, Rare! #16 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 544ver., Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-H2/H, Δ/-//--, Mars walking left, Rare! #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS III, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle. (H2/H)
reverse: MART I PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear, and shield.
exergue: Δ/-//--, diameter: 22,0mm, weight: 3.40g, axes: 11h,
mint: Ticinum, 6th-emission, 4th-off., date: 279A.D., ref: RIC V-II 544var., Rare!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/17/19 at 06:40Jay GT4: Nice Q
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Vespasian AR Denarius12 viewsVespasianus, 69-79 CE
AR-Denar
Rom, 77/78 n. Chr.
3.21 g
Obv.: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. r.
Rev.: IMP XIX, Modius mit Kornähren
RIC 980, BMC 217
Ex: Kölner Münzkabinett January 15, 2019

This coin is a scarce reverse variant of the regular RIC 980. This variant has poppies between the grain ears on the reverse.
2 commentsorfew01/17/19 at 06:26quadrans: Nice piece..
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 450-380 BC. AR Trias3 views6.5mm, 0.19 g, 11h
Large T; three pellets (mark of value) around / Large T; three pellets (mark of value) around, small P to lower right.
Vlasto 1193; HN Italy 853. Good VF, toned. Very rare.
1 commentsLeo01/17/19 at 00:55Jay GT4: Amazing
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CALABRIA, Taras, c. 280-228 BC. AR Hemiobol4 views6mm, 0.24g
Two crescents back-to-back; two pellets around. R/ Two crescents back-to-back; two pellets around.
Vlasto 1758-9; cf. HN Italy 1077. VF
1 commentsLeo01/17/19 at 00:55Jay GT4: Love these tiny fractions
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Vespasian AR Denarius12 viewsVespasianus, 69-79 CE
AR-Denar
Rom, 77/78 n. Chr.
3.21 g
Obv.: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. r.
Rev.: IMP XIX, Modius mit Kornähren
RIC 980, BMC 217
Ex: Kölner Münzkabinett January 15, 2019

This coin is a scarce reverse variant of the regular RIC 980. This variant has poppies between the grain ears on the reverse.
2 commentsorfew01/17/19 at 00:46Jay GT4: Great find!
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Tiberius tribute penny21 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

PONTIF MAXIM
Livia seated right holding scepter and branch, legs on char ornamented, feet on footstool

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.49g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Ebay
2 commentsJay GT401/16/19 at 21:39okidoki: Nice Jay
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Tiberius tribute penny21 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

PONTIF MAXIM
Livia seated right holding scepter and branch, legs on char ornamented, feet on footstool

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.49g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Ebay
2 commentsJay GT401/16/19 at 21:37orfew: Nice portrait
HUN_Venzel_Huszar_433.jpg
Huszár 433, Unger 342, Réthy I 382, Frynas H.22.1, Adamovszky A5292 viewsVenzel/Wenceslaus Premyslid (1301-1305)

AR denar, .39 g., 11.47 mm. max., 270°

Obv: Crowned horseman riding right holding a sword.

Rev: Eagle standing left.

Huszár rarity R1, Unger rarity 36, Frynas rarity S.
1 commentsStkp01/16/19 at 20:13quadrans: Nice Vencel...
Caracalla,_RIC-283,_3,05g,19mm,_6h-s.jpg
Caracalla RIC 2838 viewsCaracalla RIC 283
3,05g,
19mm,
6h
2 commentsKaroly K201/16/19 at 18:30Marsman: nice indeed
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CALABRIA. Taras. Ca. 380-334 BC. AR stater5 views21mm, 7.79 gm, 1h
NGC XF. Ephebos, naked but for helmet, carrying long spear and large round shield, standing to front behind bridled horse, horizontal T before / TAPAΣ, Taras holding trident and round shield seated sideways on dolphin swimming left over stylized waves, A below.
Vlasto 518 . HN Italy 889.
1 commentsLeo01/16/19 at 17:42Jay GT4: This one is great! I love that he is standing besi...
Andras_II_,_(1205-1235_AD),_AR-Obulus,_H-216,_C1-180,_U-166,_Q-001,_1h,_14mm,_0,37g-s.jpg
H-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-216, CNH I.-180, U-166, AR-Obulus, #0121 viewsH-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-216, CNH I.-180, U-166, AR-Obulus, #01
avers: Trellised rectangle between two columns, patriarchal cross between two circles, amongst six dots between the columns, the border of dots.
reverse: Patriarchal cross, amongst six dots, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14,0 mm, weight: 0,37 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-216, CNH I.-180, Unger-166,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/16/19 at 16:43*Alex: I like the obverse. Nice one!
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Caracalla RIC 2838 viewsCaracalla RIC 283
3,05g,
19mm,
6h
2 commentsKaroly K201/16/19 at 16:23quadrans: Nice
RIC_865var_,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_PIVS_AVG,_(E1-G),_SOLI_IN_VICTO,_KA_A__Not-in-this_off_,_Serdica,_4th_em_,1st_off_,_280-81AD,_Q-001,_6h,_21-22,5mm,_3,62g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 865var., Serdica, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-E1/G, -/-//KA•A•, Sol in spread quadriga, Rare! #116 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 865var., Serdica, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-E1/G, -/-//KA•A•, Sol in spread quadriga, Rare! #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, (E1-G).
reverse: SOLI IN VICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, right hand raised, holding the globe in left.
exergue: -/-//KA•A•, no exergual line, diameter: 21,0-22,5mm, weight: 3,621g, axis: 6h,
mint: Serdica 4th emission, 1st off., date: 280-281A.D., ref: RIC V-II 865var., Rare!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/16/19 at 15:43Barnaba6: Nice adddition!
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Provincial, Laodicea ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria, Tetradrachm, ΔΗΜΑΡX εΞνΠΛΤΟCΤΟΓ 1 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
1 commentsNicholas Z01/16/19 at 14:25Mat: Beautiful coin, Lucky!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Siscia 21163 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO.Soldier spearing fallen horseman. GammaSIS in exergue.
9 commentsagord01/16/19 at 13:49NORMAN K: wonderful coin
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MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (16.49 gm).3 viewsLate posthumous issue of Caria, Alabanda, ca. 188-173 BC. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion-skin headdress, paws tied before neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, feet on ground line, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; Pegasus flying left in left field, AΛBP monogram under throne. Price 2455.
1 commentsBritanikus01/16/19 at 06:30EB: Very nice!
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Ragusa (now, Dubrovnik, Croatia)3 viewsDimnik & Dobrinić 10/6.4.1; Rengjeo 1328 ff; Mimica __; Dolenec __; CNI VI p. 467 no. 3

AR dinar (= grosso or groš); Type I struck 1337-1438 (per Dolenec) or 1284-1372 (per CNI); 1.12 g., 19.04 mm. max., 180°

Obv.: Nimbate bust of Christ with cross within halo, raising right hand in benediction and holding Gospel book in left hand, within a pearled mandorla, IC - XC (= Jesus Christ) across field.

Rev.: S • BLASIV-S • RAGVSII •, nimbate St. Blasius, raising right hand in benediction and holding bishop's crozier in left hand.
1 commentsStkp01/16/19 at 06:19quadrans: Nice one
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Augustus/Actium - Denarius, RIC I, 171a5 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 15-13 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: AVGUSTUS DIVI F; Bare head r.

Reverse: Apollo Citharoedus in long drapery, stg. l., r. holding plectrum, l. lyre; IMP to l., X to r.; ACT in exergue.

Mint: Lugdunum
Weight: 3.88 gm.
Reference: RIC 171a (Lugdunum), BMC 461, RCV 1611, RSC 144
Provenance: Jonathan Kern, February 23, 1987.

This issue commemorates the victory over Antony and Cleopatra at the battle of Actium on 2 September, 31 BC.
Lovely toning, well centered and GVF.
3 commentsSteve B501/16/19 at 05:07Steve B5: Carausius, Thanks for spotting my error. It show...
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Struck 1488 - 1513, James IV (1488 - 1513), Billon Plack (Groat) minted at Edinburgh, Scotland9 viewsObverse: + IACOBVS ★ 4 : DEI ★ GRACIA ★ REX ★ SCOTTO. Crowned shield bearing lion rampant within a tressure of four arcs, crown on each side of the shield and fleur-de-lis in all the spandrels. Star stops and old English lettering in legend.
Reverse: + VILLA ★ DE EDINBVRG. Floriate cross fourchée with a saltire in the centre. Crown in each quarter of the cross. Star stops and old English lettering in legend.
Type IV issue. Rare variety.
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 2.4gm | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 5352

James IV was the King of Scotland from June 1488 until his death in battle at the age of 40 on the 9th September, 1513.
James IV's mother, Margaret of Denmark, was more popular than his father, James III, and though somewhat estranged from her husband she raised their sons at Stirling Castle until she died in 1486. Two years later, a rebellion broke out, where the rebels set up the 15-year-old Prince James as their nominal leader. The rebels fought James III at the Battle of Sauchieburn where, on 11th June 1488, the king was killed. Prince James assumed the throne as James IV and was crowned at Scone on 24th of June. However he continued to bear an intense guilt for the indirect role which he had played in the death of his father.
James maintained Scotland's traditional good relations with France, and this occasionally created diplomatic problems with England, but James recognised nonetheless that peace between Scotland and England was in the interest of both countries, and established good diplomatic relations with England as well. First he ratified the Treaty of Ayton in 1497, then, in 1502 James signed the Treaty of Perpetual Peace with Henry VII which was sealed by his marriage to Henry's daughter Margaret Tudor the next year. Anglo-Scottish relations generally remained stable until the death of Henry VII in 1509.
James saw the importance of building a fleet that could provide Scotland with a strong maritime presence, he founded two new dockyards and acquired a total of 38 ships for the Royal Scots Navy. These including the “Great Michael” which, built at great expense, was launched in 1511 and was at that time the largest ship in the world.
When war broke out between England and France, James found himself in a difficult position as an ally by treaty to both countries. But relations with England had worsened since the accession of Henry VIII, and when Henry invaded France, James reacted by declaring war on England.
James sent the Scottish navy, including the “Great Michael”, to join the ships of Louis XII of France and, hoping to take advantage of Henry's absence at the siege of Thérouanne, he himself led an invading army southward into Northumberland. However, on 9th September 1513 at the disastrous Battle of Flodden James IV was killed, he was the last monarch in Great Britain to be killed in battle. His death, along with many of his nobles including his son the archbishop of St Andrews, was one of the worst military defeats in Scotland's history and the loss of such a large portion of the political community was a major blow to the realm. James IV's corpse was identified after the battle and taken to Berwick, where it was embalmed and placed in a lead coffin before being transported to London. Catherine of Aragon, wife of Henry VIII, sent the dead king's slashed, blood-stained surcoat to Henry, who was fighting in France, with the recommendation that he use it as a war banner.
James IV's son, James V, was crowned three weeks after the disaster at Flodden, but he was not yet two years old, and his minority was to be fraught with political upheaval.
2 comments*Alex01/16/19 at 04:27Stkp: very nice!
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Augustus/Actium - Denarius, RIC I, 171a5 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 15-13 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: AVGUSTUS DIVI F; Bare head r.

Reverse: Apollo Citharoedus in long drapery, stg. l., r. holding plectrum, l. lyre; IMP to l., X to r.; ACT in exergue.

Mint: Lugdunum
Weight: 3.88 gm.
Reference: RIC 171a (Lugdunum), BMC 461, RCV 1611, RSC 144
Provenance: Jonathan Kern, February 23, 1987.

This issue commemorates the victory over Antony and Cleopatra at the battle of Actium on 2 September, 31 BC.
Lovely toning, well centered and GVF.
3 commentsSteve B501/15/19 at 21:48Jay GT4: Really great coin
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Julius Caesar - Denarius, Crawford 485/17 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 43 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Laureate head of Caesar r., border of dots

Reverse: Pax (or possibly Venus) standing l. holding caduceus & scepter; on r., L. FLAMINVS, downwards; on l., IIII. VIR upwards

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.70 gm.
Reference: Crawford 485/1
Provenance: Superior Galleries, The Dr. Feori Pipito Collection Sale, lot 780, December 12, 1987.

Bankers mark on laurel crown and test cut on edge about 12:30, Otherwise, well centered, nicely toned GVF.
1 commentsSteve B501/15/19 at 20:54Carausius: Fantastic Caesar portrait in the finest style, and...
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Augustus/Actium - Denarius, RIC I, 171a5 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 15-13 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: AVGUSTUS DIVI F; Bare head r.

Reverse: Apollo Citharoedus in long drapery, stg. l., r. holding plectrum, l. lyre; IMP to l., X to r.; ACT in exergue.

Mint: Lugdunum
Weight: 3.88 gm.
Reference: RIC 171a (Lugdunum), BMC 461, RCV 1611, RSC 144
Provenance: Jonathan Kern, February 23, 1987.

This issue commemorates the victory over Antony and Cleopatra at the battle of Actium on 2 September, 31 BC.
Lovely toning, well centered and GVF.
3 commentsSteve B501/15/19 at 20:52Carausius: Beautiful coin! Shouldn't the "era" be someti...
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Struck 1488 - 1513, James IV (1488 - 1513), Billon Plack (Groat) minted at Edinburgh, Scotland9 viewsObverse: + IACOBVS ★ 4 : DEI ★ GRACIA ★ REX ★ SCOTTO. Crowned shield bearing lion rampant within a tressure of four arcs, crown on each side of the shield and fleur-de-lis in all the spandrels. Star stops and old English lettering in legend.
Reverse: + VILLA ★ DE EDINBVRG. Floriate cross fourchée with a saltire in the centre. Crown in each quarter of the cross. Star stops and old English lettering in legend.
Type IV issue. Rare variety.
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 2.4gm | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 5352

James IV was the King of Scotland from June 1488 until his death in battle at the age of 40 on the 9th September, 1513.
James IV's mother, Margaret of Denmark, was more popular than his father, James III, and though somewhat estranged from her husband she raised their sons at Stirling Castle until she died in 1486. Two years later, a rebellion broke out, where the rebels set up the 15-year-old Prince James as their nominal leader. The rebels fought James III at the Battle of Sauchieburn where, on 11th June 1488, the king was killed. Prince James assumed the throne as James IV and was crowned at Scone on 24th of June. However he continued to bear an intense guilt for the indirect role which he had played in the death of his father.
James maintained Scotland's traditional good relations with France, and this occasionally created diplomatic problems with England, but James recognised nonetheless that peace between Scotland and England was in the interest of both countries, and established good diplomatic relations with England as well. First he ratified the Treaty of Ayton in 1497, then, in 1502 James signed the Treaty of Perpetual Peace with Henry VII which was sealed by his marriage to Henry's daughter Margaret Tudor the next year. Anglo-Scottish relations generally remained stable until the death of Henry VII in 1509.
James saw the importance of building a fleet that could provide Scotland with a strong maritime presence, he founded two new dockyards and acquired a total of 38 ships for the Royal Scots Navy. These including the “Great Michael” which, built at great expense, was launched in 1511 and was at that time the largest ship in the world.
When war broke out between England and France, James found himself in a difficult position as an ally by treaty to both countries. But relations with England had worsened since the accession of Henry VIII, and when Henry invaded France, James reacted by declaring war on England.
James sent the Scottish navy, including the “Great Michael”, to join the ships of Louis XII of France and, hoping to take advantage of Henry's absence at the siege of Thérouanne, he himself led an invading army southward into Northumberland. However, on 9th September 1513 at the disastrous Battle of Flodden James IV was killed, he was the last monarch in Great Britain to be killed in battle. His death, along with many of his nobles including his son the archbishop of St Andrews, was one of the worst military defeats in Scotland's history and the loss of such a large portion of the political community was a major blow to the realm. James IV's corpse was identified after the battle and taken to Berwick, where it was embalmed and placed in a lead coffin before being transported to London. Catherine of Aragon, wife of Henry VIII, sent the dead king's slashed, blood-stained surcoat to Henry, who was fighting in France, with the recommendation that he use it as a war banner.
James IV's son, James V, was crowned three weeks after the disaster at Flodden, but he was not yet two years old, and his minority was to be fraught with political upheaval.
2 comments*Alex01/15/19 at 20:32quadrans: Nice piece..
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783 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Decastyle Temple7 viewsReference.
RIC II 783; Strack 695; c. 1420; BMC 1554

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. [SPQR] S-C
Decastyle temple set on base; temple is flanked by two columns, each decorated with a statue on top columns surmounted by statues and set on pedestals on either side

22.71 gr
31 mm
6h

Note.
The great temple of Venus and Rome, was actually two temples that were built back-to-back. Dedigned by Hadrian, the temple of Venus faced the Flavian ampitheatre and that of Rome overlooked the Forum. Construction began in 121 AD, but was not completed until 141 AD under Antoninus Pius. The temple was destroyed by fire in 307 AD, and later rebuilt by Maxentius. Its remains can still be seen in Rome today.
2 commentsokidoki01/15/19 at 20:03Steve P: Great looking piece, Oki
1212Hadrian_RIC783.jpg
783 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Decastyle Temple7 viewsReference.
RIC II 783; Strack 695; c. 1420; BMC 1554

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. [SPQR] S-C
Decastyle temple set on base; temple is flanked by two columns, each decorated with a statue on top columns surmounted by statues and set on pedestals on either side

22.71 gr
31 mm
6h

Note.
The great temple of Venus and Rome, was actually two temples that were built back-to-back. Dedigned by Hadrian, the temple of Venus faced the Flavian ampitheatre and that of Rome overlooked the Forum. Construction began in 121 AD, but was not completed until 141 AD under Antoninus Pius. The temple was destroyed by fire in 307 AD, and later rebuilt by Maxentius. Its remains can still be seen in Rome today.
2 commentsokidoki01/15/19 at 18:45Jay GT4: Nice architectural type
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763 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Jupiter14 viewsReference.
RIC 763; C. 861;BMC 1521; Strack 671

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right

Rev. IOVI CVSTODI S C below
Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt in right hand and vertical sceptre in left.

21.96 gr
32.50 mm
6h

Note.
IOVI CVSTODI as Jupiter protector, protecting the health of Hadrian and Aelius
2 commentsokidoki01/15/19 at 16:55Steve P: Nice => I'm loving the portrait and the cool J...
1211Hadrian_RIC786.jpg
786 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Salus standing9 viewsReference.
RIC II 786; C 1333; Banti 696; Strack 688

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. SALVS AVG S-C
Salus standing l., feeding from patera serpent coiled around altar and holding sceptre.

29.94 gr
32 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki01/15/19 at 16:54Steve P: Total winner ... congrats
Brettian.jpg
Bruttium; the Bretti17 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right, at left thunderbolt

BPETTIΩN
Warrior standing right, holding shield and spear, below bunch of grapes.

Bruttium, circa 211-208 BC.

8.51g

HN Italy 1988; SNG ANS 106.

Scarce
2 commentsJay GT401/15/19 at 16:50Steve P: Awesome ... congrats
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03c Domitian as Caesar RIC 93239 viewsĆ As, 10.65g
Rome mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 932 (C). BMC - .
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS IIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l., with flower
Acquired from Ken Dorney, January 2019.

Spes, the goddess of hope, is seen here as an 'heir apparent' type. She is represented on Roman coins as a young girl, reminiscent of earlier Greek statures depicting Elpis. H. Mattingly in BMCRE II says 'the flower held by Spes is an opening bud, she is raising her skirt in order to hasten forward'. Spes occurs quite commonly throughout the Flavian coinage and is frequently paired up with the young Domitian Caesar, likely expressing a hope or expectation for future dynastic success. It is very Ironic that Spes is often associated with Domitian Caesar on the coinage, considering he would later be the family member most responsible for the dynasty's downfall in 96. Surprisingly, this common Spes type is not in the BM.

The obverse features a quintessential Flavian portrait - unflattering hook nose with full and heavy facial features. Pleasant dark green patina.
2 commentsDavid Atherton01/15/19 at 16:02okidoki: Nice David
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EB0329 Farkhan / Fire Altar2 viewsIspahbads of Tabaristan, Farkhan (Farroxan), AD 711 to 728, 1/2 dirhem.
Obverse: Head of Farkhan right, with his name in Arabic.
Reverse: Sassanian style fire altar with attendants, with the mint and date at the sides.
References: Mitchiner Islamic - 274 variety.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 1.977g.
1 commentsEB01/15/19 at 15:48Stkp: interesting
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EB0321 Shapur I / Fire Altar2 viewsShapur I, Sassania, Billon Tdrm, 241-272 AD.
Obverse: Bust of Shapur I right, wearing diadem and decorated tiara.
Reverse: Fire altar flanked by two attendants wearing diadems and mural crowns.
References: GOBL 22.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 13.465g.
1 commentsEB01/15/19 at 15:46Stkp: nice
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EB0324 Khusro II /Fire Altar4 viewsKhusro II, Sassania, AR drm, 591-628 AD.
Obverse: Crowned bust of king right.
Reverse: Fire altar with two attendants.
References: GOBL 212.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 4.096g.
1 commentsEB01/15/19 at 14:58shanxi: impressive
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MPR 355 after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIA GERM
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RᴗA
WEIGHT 3.59g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH 21-23,5mm
RIC: 222
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 355 (61 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 512
1 commentsBarnaba601/15/19 at 13:48Pharsalos: Fantastic details.
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03c Domitian as Caesar RIC 93239 viewsĆ As, 10.65g
Rome mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 932 (C). BMC - .
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS IIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l., with flower
Acquired from Ken Dorney, January 2019.

Spes, the goddess of hope, is seen here as an 'heir apparent' type. She is represented on Roman coins as a young girl, reminiscent of earlier Greek statures depicting Elpis. H. Mattingly in BMCRE II says 'the flower held by Spes is an opening bud, she is raising her skirt in order to hasten forward'. Spes occurs quite commonly throughout the Flavian coinage and is frequently paired up with the young Domitian Caesar, likely expressing a hope or expectation for future dynastic success. It is very Ironic that Spes is often associated with Domitian Caesar on the coinage, considering he would later be the family member most responsible for the dynasty's downfall in 96. Surprisingly, this common Spes type is not in the BM.

The obverse features a quintessential Flavian portrait - unflattering hook nose with full and heavy facial features. Pleasant dark green patina.
2 commentsDavid Atherton01/15/19 at 13:43FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition.
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CALABRIA. Taras. Time of Pyrrhus (ca. 280 BC). AV 10th stater8 views11mm, 0.85 gm, 5h
Head of young Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress / TAPAΣ, Taras astride dolphin left, holding cantharus in extended right hand and trident cradled in left arm.
Vlasto 43. SNG ANS 1401. HN Italy 992.
Very rare! Exceptionally well struck and pleasing, with reddish tone in deep recesses.
3 commentsLeo01/15/19 at 13:41Pharsalos: Congratulations, that is rare and very interesting...
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 430-425 BC 29mm 17.09g 6h Jenkins 345 O66/R1353 viewsCharioteer driving quadriga right,Nike flying right crowning horses/Forepart of man-headed bull swimming right.1 commentsGrant H01/15/19 at 13:34Pharsalos: Magnificent.
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #14010 viewsCALABRIA, Taras. Circa 470-465 BC. AR Nomos
18.5mm, 8.05 g, 7h
Taras, nude, raising left hand and supporting himself with his right, riding dolphin right; TARAS (retrograde) to left, scallop shell below / Head of nymph (Satyra?) left in linear circle within concave incuse. Fischer-Bossert Group 5, 91b (V41/R60) = Vlasto 140 (this coin, illustrated in both references); HN Italy 838; Berlin 65 (same dies). VF, old cabinet tone, a few marks.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex M. L. Collection of Coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 4; A. D. Moretti Collection; Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 575; Hess-Leu [11] (24 March 1959), lot 5; Kricheldorf IV (7 October 1957), lot 26; Münzen und Medaillen AG VIII (8 December 1949), lot 696; Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; Maddalena Collection (Sambon & Canessa, 7 May 1903), lot 244.
2 commentsLeo01/15/19 at 13:26Pharsalos: Very interesting and wonderful provenance!
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Parthia - Orodes II (57-38 BCE)5 viewsMetal/Size: AE12; Weight: 3.0 grams; Mint: Unknown; Denomination: Chalkous; Date: 57-38 BCE; Obverse: Short-bearded bust left wearing diadem and pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets; hair in 4/5 rows, wart present on brow. Reverse: Double-humped camel sitting right; no border; seven-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ (("King of Kings Arsaces, Beneficent, Just, Illustriously born, Lover of Greece"). References: Sellwood #45 variant.1 commentsmuseumguy01/15/19 at 13:19Pharsalos: Awesome, never seen this type before.
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Elagabalus, AE26, Markianopolis, AMNG I 85614 viewsAE26
Obv:- AVT K M AVP ANTW(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev:– VΠ Ι(ΟV)Λ ANT CEΛΕVK(OV) Μ(ΑΡ)ΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Homonoia standing left, holding patera & cornucopia
Minted in Markianopolis, under Julius Antoninus Seleucus
Reference:– AMNG I page 259, 856. Not in Varbanov (engl.). Hristova(Jekov) (2014) No. 6.26.36.25 (same dies). Not in Pfeiffer 2013

Iulius Antonius Seleucus was legatus Augusti pro praetore governor of the province and supreme commander of the Roman legions.
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/15/19 at 09:55shanxi: nice example
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PROBUS RIC 533 VAR. New photo9 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: F1 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//ζXXI
WEIGHT 4.01g / AXIS: / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: 533 VAR. (UNLISTED FROM 6TH OFFICINA)
COLLECTION NO. 1374

THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME!!!
2 commentsBarnaba601/15/19 at 08:35Barnaba6: Thanks okidoki!
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Edward IV (1461-1470 A.D.)8 viewsAR Groat
Light Coinage
O: ЄDWΛRD’ DI · GRΛ’ RЄX · ΛnGL’ · Z FRΛnC (saltire stops), crowned facing bust, with trefoil on breast and quatrefoil to left and right of neck; all within tressure of arches, with lis in spandrels.
R: POSVI DЄVm · Λ DIVTOR Є’ · mЄVm/ CIVI TΛS LOn DOn (saltire stops), long cross pattée, with three pellets in each quarter.
im: Crown
London mint, Struck 1466-1467.
3.03g
25mm
North 1568; SCBC 2000
1 commentsMat01/15/19 at 06:26quadrans: Nice one
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Bruttium; the Bretti17 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right, at left thunderbolt

BPETTIΩN
Warrior standing right, holding shield and spear, below bunch of grapes.

Bruttium, circa 211-208 BC.

8.51g

HN Italy 1988; SNG ANS 106.

Scarce
2 commentsJay GT401/15/19 at 06:25quadrans: Nice piece..
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786 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Salus standing9 viewsReference.
RIC II 786; C 1333; Banti 696; Strack 688

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. SALVS AVG S-C
Salus standing l., feeding from patera serpent coiled around altar and holding sceptre.

29.94 gr
32 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki01/15/19 at 04:59Jay GT4: Nice!
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H-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-216, CNH I.-180, U-166, AR-Obulus, #0121 viewsH-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-216, CNH I.-180, U-166, AR-Obulus, #01
avers: Trellised rectangle between two columns, patriarchal cross between two circles, amongst six dots between the columns, the border of dots.
reverse: Patriarchal cross, amongst six dots, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14,0 mm, weight: 0,37 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-216, CNH I.-180, Unger-166,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/15/19 at 03:11Stkp: very nice!
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786 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Salus standing9 viewsReference.
RIC II 786; C 1333; Banti 696; Strack 688

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. SALVS AVG S-C
Salus standing l., feeding from patera serpent coiled around altar and holding sceptre.

29.94 gr
32 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki01/14/19 at 22:37Blayne W: Love the serpent on the reverse
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786 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Salus standing9 viewsReference.
RIC II 786; C 1333; Banti 696; Strack 688

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. SALVS AVG S-C
Salus standing l., feeding from patera serpent coiled around altar and holding sceptre.

29.94 gr
32 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki01/14/19 at 20:46quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Roman Empire, Trajan, Quadrans Struck 114-117 A.D.21 views22077 Trajan/Wolf at Bay
Trajan/Wolf at Bay
Obv:IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG
Head of Trajan, laureate, right
Rev:S C
She-wolf walking left, at Bay
Rome 17mm 3.03g
RIC 694; Woytek 600b.

Ex Triskeles Auction sale 334
2 commentsBlayne W01/14/19 at 20:31okidoki: Congrats very nice
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EB0314 Kamnaskires VI3 viewsKamnaskires VI (?), Billon Tdrm, c. late first cent AD.
Obverse: Diademed bearded bust left with trident or anchor behind with star and crescent.
Reverse: Stylized head left with legends around on four sides in corrupt Greek. The rev head could be Jupiter, Herakles or an unknown successor to Kamnaskires.
References: Cf. Mitchiner ACW 703-705 variant; BMC pl. XXXIX, 3.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 13.207g.
1 commentsEB01/14/19 at 20:19Stkp: nice
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PROBUS RIC 533 VAR. New photo9 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: F1 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//ζXXI
WEIGHT 4.01g / AXIS: / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: 533 VAR. (UNLISTED FROM 6TH OFFICINA)
COLLECTION NO. 1374

THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME!!!
2 commentsBarnaba601/14/19 at 20:05okidoki: excellent
T-4147,_111_Florianus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AN_FLORIANVS_AVG,_PROVIDENTIA_AVG,_III,_Bust-D1,_Prov-2b,_RIC_V-I_10,_Lyon,_iss-3,_off-3,_276_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_19,5-22,5mm,_3,4g-s.jpg
111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4147, RIC V-I 010, Lyon, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-/III, Bust-D1, Providentia standing left, #119 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4147, RIC V-I 010, Lyon, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-/III, Bust-D1, Providentia standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AN FLORIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1).
reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding baton in right hand and long scepter in left hand, at feet to left, globe, (Prov. 2b).
exergue: -/-/III, diameter: 19,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,40g, axes: 6h,
mint: Lyon, iss-3, off-3, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 010, T-(Estiot)-4147, Bastien 148,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/14/19 at 19:41okidoki: Nice Joe
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CALABRIA. Taras. Time of Pyrrhus (ca. 280 BC). AV 10th stater8 views11mm, 0.85 gm, 5h
Head of young Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress / TAPAΣ, Taras astride dolphin left, holding cantharus in extended right hand and trident cradled in left arm.
Vlasto 43. SNG ANS 1401. HN Italy 992.
Very rare! Exceptionally well struck and pleasing, with reddish tone in deep recesses.
3 commentsLeo01/14/19 at 18:09Jay GT4: Oh wow! That's fantastic
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CALABRIA. Taras. Time of Pyrrhus (ca. 280 BC). AV 10th stater8 views11mm, 0.85 gm, 5h
Head of young Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress / TAPAΣ, Taras astride dolphin left, holding cantharus in extended right hand and trident cradled in left arm.
Vlasto 43. SNG ANS 1401. HN Italy 992.
Very rare! Exceptionally well struck and pleasing, with reddish tone in deep recesses.
3 commentsLeo01/14/19 at 16:13shanxi: I am jealous
RIC_913,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_P_F_AVG,_VIRTVS_PROBI_AVG,_T_XXI-MC,_Bust-E1-G,_Cyzicus,_3rd-em,_3rd-off,_280_AD,_Q-001,_1h,_22,5-24mm,_4,69g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 913-3-3, Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust E1-G, T//XXIMC, Emperor riding left, #117 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 913-3-3, Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust E1-G, T//XXIMC, Emperor riding left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, the shield is decorated, (E1-G).
reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding the scepter, at the foot, captive.
exergue: T//XXIMC, diameter: 22,5-24,0mm, weight: 4,69g, axis: 1h,
mint: Cyzicus, 3rd. emission, 3rd. off., date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 913-3-3, p118,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/14/19 at 15:55Steve P: Great coin, my friend
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Thrace, Anchialus. S.Severus 3 viewsThrace, Anchialus. Septimius Severus. AE26, 10.77 gr. Obv. - AVT K CEP CEVEPOC, laureate, draped bust right ; Rev. - H(GE CT) BARBAROU AGХIALЕWN, Triptolemus flying right in biga of winged serpents, throwing cereal seeds with right hand. Varbanov bg 650 Rare1 commentsmaxthrax01/14/19 at 11:17shanxi: interesting reverse
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Baktria - AR tetradrachm5 viewsuncertain mint in Oxus region
c. 261-239/8 BC
head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and spiral palmette on the bowl wire necklace, round earring
monogram
owl standing right, grape bunch over tail; olive sprig and crescent above
AΘE
Roma XIV, 354; Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 1A; Mitchiner 13e; N&A 13-15; SNG ANS -; Svoronos pl. 109, 8; Leu 83, 263
17,0g
ex Roma

From the 1960s Andragoras-Sophytes Group, present in Germany in 1975, subsequently exported to the USA.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL01/14/19 at 11:16shanxi: nice one
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Lucania, Velia (Circa 440-400 BC)8 viewsAR Didrachm

20 mm, 7.68 g

Obverse: Head of Athena l., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin and laurel wreath; Φ to r.

Reverse: Lion attacking stag; [Y]EL-HT-EW-N

Williams 159; HNItaly 1270; SNG ANS 1261. VF

The type of lion and its prey goes back to the earliest Velian drachms brought by its original Phocaean settlers from Asia Minor; in various forms the type is common in the East Greek and Persian world and may have originally represented the triumph of light over darkness or of the king over his enemies.
2 commentsNathan P01/14/19 at 10:45shanxi: impressive reverse
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PROBUS RIC 336 VAR. E8 BUST9 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: E8 = radiate, helmeted, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.95g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22 mm
RIC 336 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH E8 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1379

Ex S. Luethi collection

Very rare and desirable bust type!

ONLY THE 2ND EXAMPLE OF THIS EXACT TYPE NOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING JACQUIER 34/541)

2 commentsBarnaba601/14/19 at 09:28Barnaba6: Thanks Joe for the comment!
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PROBUS RIC 877 VAR. H BUST OFFICINA 19 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: H = radiate bust left in consular robe
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•A•
WEIGHT 3.44g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23 mm
RIC 877 VAR. (H BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1381

Ex S. Luethi collection

Rare bust type!

The only example of this exact type known to me!
2 commentsBarnaba601/14/19 at 09:28Barnaba6: Thanks Joe for the comment!
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218 CORINTHIA, Corinth Hadrian As 117-28 AD Isthmus9 viewsReference. very rare
RPC III, 218; NCP 14/6 and pl. C, XXXVII

http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/218/7/

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from front

Rev. COL LAV IVL COR
Tetrastyle temple; within, Isthmus seated l., his right hand on his head, l. resting on rudder.

7.7 gr
20 mm
3h
1 commentsokidoki01/14/19 at 07:51Enodia: Quite an interesting coin, congratulations.
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Lucania, Velia (Circa 440-400 BC)8 viewsAR Didrachm

20 mm, 7.68 g

Obverse: Head of Athena l., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin and laurel wreath; Φ to r.

Reverse: Lion attacking stag; [Y]EL-HT-EW-N

Williams 159; HNItaly 1270; SNG ANS 1261. VF

The type of lion and its prey goes back to the earliest Velian drachms brought by its original Phocaean settlers from Asia Minor; in various forms the type is common in the East Greek and Persian world and may have originally represented the triumph of light over darkness or of the king over his enemies.
2 commentsNathan P01/14/19 at 04:35Jay GT4: Dynamic coin
Andras_II__(1205-1235_AD),_H-263,_C1-223,_U-189,_AR-Denar,_Q-001,_3h,_10,5-11,5mm,_0,22g-s.jpg
H-263 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-263, CNH I.-223, U-189, AR-Denarius (Obulus?), Rare! #0118 viewsH-263 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-263, CNH I.-223, U-189, AR-Denarius (Obulus?), Rare! #01
avers: Sitting king of the front, grasped with both hands neck and tail of a dragon, border of dots.
reverse: Standing king with a sword, panther looking backward, border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,5-11,5mm, weight: 0,22 g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-263, CNH I.-223, Unger-189, Rare!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/14/19 at 00:29Stkp: Nice addition
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Gertrud Von Amfurt Brateate14 viewsBracteate. Quedlinburg Abbey
Gertrud Von Amfurt (1233-1270) OR
Bertradis II (1270-1308)
25 mm
VF. Rare
Ref: Bonhoff--, Cappe--, Mehl 243
2 commentsorfew01/14/19 at 00:28Stkp: I like these
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Huszár 811, Pohl 253-4, Unger 646c, Réthy II 278A; dated 15084 viewsHungary. Ulászló/Wladislaus II (1490-1516)

AR denar, .51 g., 15.38 mm. max., 270°

Obv: WLADISLAI * R * VNGARIE * 1508 *, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), Polish eagle in escutcheon.

Rev: * PATRONA * – * VNGARIE *, Crowned Madonna with infant Jesus to her right, K–G (privy mark) in fields.

The type was struck 1503-1518 (per Huszár, Pohl and Unger). This privy mark was struck in Kremnitz/Körmöcbánya,
now Kremnica, Slovakia, by Georg Thurzó, kammergraf, (per Pohl).

Huszár rarity 4, Pohl rarity5, Unger rarity 3.
1 commentsStkp01/13/19 at 23:38quadrans: Nice piece..
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Gertrud Von Amfurt Brateate14 viewsBracteate. Quedlinburg Abbey
Gertrud Von Amfurt (1233-1270) OR
Bertradis II (1270-1308)
25 mm
VF. Rare
Ref: Bonhoff--, Cappe--, Mehl 243
2 commentsorfew01/13/19 at 23:34quadrans: Nice piece..
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Nerva - Perinthos1 views98-117 AD struck under Trajan
radiate head right
NEPOVAN ΘEON ΣEBAΣTO
veiled Demeter? standing left, holding grain ears and scepter
ΠEP_IN_ΘIΩN
Schönert S. 143 und Taf. 15, 317; Lanz 106 (2001), 365.
10,4g
ex Aurea
1 commentsJohny SYSEL01/13/19 at 19:25shanxi: nice, expressive face
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CALABRIA, Taras. c. 400-390 BC. AR Nomos8 views21mm, 7.67g, 6h
Warrior, wearing helmet, holding shield and lance, dismounting from horse cantering l. R/ Phalanthos, holding helmet and large oval shield, on dolphin l.; Σ below. Vlasto 297; HNItaly 849. VF
1 commentsLeo01/13/19 at 18:20Jay GT4: Great detail on the aspis
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763 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Jupiter14 viewsReference.
RIC 763; C. 861;BMC 1521; Strack 671

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right

Rev. IOVI CVSTODI S C below
Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt in right hand and vertical sceptre in left.

21.96 gr
32.50 mm
6h

Note.
IOVI CVSTODI as Jupiter protector, protecting the health of Hadrian and Aelius
2 commentsokidoki01/13/19 at 18:19Jay GT4: Nice full flan
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Hadrian - Antioch2 viewsAR tetrtadrachm
118 AD
laureate and cuirassed bust rightand, draped shoulder
·AYT KAI ΘE TPA ΠAP YI ΘE NEP YI TPAI AΔPANOC CEB·
facing eagle, head left, standing on thigh of sacrificial animal
ΔHMAPX__·EΞ·YΠAT·B·
Prieur: 155
14,0g
ex Dionysos
1 commentsJohny SYSEL01/13/19 at 17:25okidoki: very nice Hadrian
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Livia - Oea, Syrtica3 viewsAE as
22/23-29 AD
draped bust right, grain ear behind, peacock right
helmeted bust of Minerva left wearing aegis
WY'T in neophoenician script
MAA 35; Müller 35; SNG Copenhagen 34; RPC I 833
ex Naville Numismatics
1 commentsJohny SYSEL01/13/19 at 16:53shanxi: nice example
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Greek, Caulonia Stater, Noe "The coinage of Caulonia" 6g (this coin) = Noe "The south Italian hoard" 30 (this coin), illustration plate XVII 100 viewsSpread incuse Stater c. 525-500
32mm 7.50g.
Obv. KAVL Naked Apollo advancing r., holding branch in uplifted r. hand and small figure carrying branches on outstretched l. arm. In field r., stag standing r. on tablet, looking back.
Rev. The same type incuse.
Noe "The coinage of Caulonia" ANS NS 9 (New-York, 1958) group A, 6g (this coin) plate XVII
SNG ANS 143 (these dies). Historia Numorum Italy 2035.
ex-"South Italian Hoard" IGCH 1888 (Taranto, 1929)
ex NAC 33 (2006) lot 45
1 commentsBrennos01/13/19 at 15:52Leo: So great, nice pick.
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Otho AR Denarius39 viewsOtho. AD 69. AR Denarius
(19mm,2.87 g, 6h). Rome mint.
Obv: Bare head right IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P
Rev: Pax standing left, holding olive branch and caduceus. PAX ORBIS TERRARVM
RIC I 4; RSC 3. Good Fine. toned
1 commentsorfew01/13/19 at 05:10Jay GT4: Sweet
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PROBUS RIC 336 VAR. E8 BUST9 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: E8 = radiate, helmeted, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.95g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22 mm
RIC 336 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH E8 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1379

Ex S. Luethi collection

Very rare and desirable bust type!

ONLY THE 2ND EXAMPLE OF THIS EXACT TYPE NOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING JACQUIER 34/541)

2 commentsBarnaba601/12/19 at 22:30quadrans: Another nice piece
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PROBUS RIC 877 VAR. H BUST OFFICINA 19 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: H = radiate bust left in consular robe
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•A•
WEIGHT 3.44g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23 mm
RIC 877 VAR. (H BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1381

Ex S. Luethi collection

Rare bust type!

The only example of this exact type known to me!
2 commentsBarnaba601/12/19 at 22:29quadrans: Nice piece..
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RIC 0621 Domitianus46 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, radiate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; River God (Tiber) reclining right; Flute and lyre players standing right; in background two tetrastyle temples connected by a big arch.
AE/Dupondius (29.92 mm 12.769 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 621 (C), BMCRE 432, BNF 466
Purchsed on eBay from Indalo
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/12/19 at 21:58Jay GT4: Amazing!
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RIC 0621 Domitianus46 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, radiate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; River God (Tiber) reclining right; Flute and lyre players standing right; in background two tetrastyle temples connected by a big arch.
AE/Dupondius (29.92 mm 12.769 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 621 (C), BMCRE 432, BNF 466
Purchsed on eBay from Indalo
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/12/19 at 21:53Steve P: Holy Smokes => that's a total winna-winna ... ...
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RIC 0621 Domitianus46 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, radiate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; River God (Tiber) reclining right; Flute and lyre players standing right; in background two tetrastyle temples connected by a big arch.
AE/Dupondius (29.92 mm 12.769 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 621 (C), BMCRE 432, BNF 466
Purchsed on eBay from Indalo
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/12/19 at 21:51quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius43 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak); RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT401/12/19 at 21:47okidoki: excellent BOT?
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BCC G3 composite8 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio Nicolo Onyx
Blue, black, white.
1st -3rd Century CE
Bust of Serapis to left.
6.5 x 5 x 2mm. Profile F4 var.
slightly concave bottom, flat top,
upright oval. Extremely small
gem, engraved with great detail.
cf. Hendler Collection #7
J.Berlin Caesarea Collection
(click for larger pic)
3 commentsv-drome01/12/19 at 21:46okidoki: great Sarapis
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France (Royal). Philippe IV, le Bel (the Fair) (1285-1314)16 viewsAR Gros Tournois ŕ l’O rond (958‰ fineness). Struck 1285-1290. 3.81 g., 24.76 mm. max. (clipped), 0°

Ciani 206, LaFaurie 218, Duplessy 214, Dhénin 258, Roberts 2461

Obv.: + BNDICTV: SIT: NOmE: DNI: nRI: DEI: IhV. XPI with 3-pellet stops (= Benedictum Sit Nomen Domini Nostri Dei Ihesu Christus = Blessed in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ) around + PhILIPPVS REX around cross pattée.

Rev.: + TVRONVS CIVIS (= City of Tours) around châtel tournois, surrounded by floral border of twelve embedded lis.

Van Hengel (1997) Group 200 (PhILLIPPVS legend with no punctuation marks in PhILLIPVS REX and TVRONVS CIVITAS). Van Hengel initially hesitated over whether this group is imitative, i.e., the work of professional moneyers and struck by a minting authority with the right to mint coins, somewhere. He later (1999) concluded that the group is imitative. The variable letter characteristics of the coin, according to the Van Hengel system, are:
• The first three Ns in the obverse outer legend appear as Hs, which is a later development;
• The M in NOME is open, as per Tyler-Smith letter form 2 var., another late development;
• There is no single pellet stop before XPI;
• The R in PhILLIPVS is a variant letter form not depicted by Tyler-Smith;
• The T on the reverse is a non-specific variant letter form depicted but not numbered by Tyler-Smith;
• The Vs on the reverse are a variant letter form not depicted by Tyler-Smith;
• The N on the reverse is Tyler-Smith variant letter form 2 (retrograde).
2 commentsStkp01/12/19 at 21:42quadrans: Interesting piece..
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RIC 0217 Vespasianus13 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate head right
Rev : VICTORIA AVGVS TI / S C, Victory standing right, foot on helmet, inscribing OB / CIV / SER on a shield hung on a palm tree
AE/Sestertius (34.44 mm 23.89 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (2nd group)
RIC 217 (R), BMCRE 577, 783 (Tarraco, same dies)
Purchased on eBay from ancient17
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/12/19 at 16:00quadrans: Nice
BCC_G3_Serapis_Gem_Nicolo.jpg
BCC G3 composite8 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio Nicolo Onyx
Blue, black, white.
1st -3rd Century CE
Bust of Serapis to left.
6.5 x 5 x 2mm. Profile F4 var.
slightly concave bottom, flat top,
upright oval. Extremely small
gem, engraved with great detail.
cf. Hendler Collection #7
J.Berlin Caesarea Collection
(click for larger pic)
3 commentsv-drome01/12/19 at 14:36Jay GT4: Beautiful piecd
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Roman Empire, Trajan, Quadrans Struck 114-117 A.D.21 views22077 Trajan/Wolf at Bay
Trajan/Wolf at Bay
Obv:IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG
Head of Trajan, laureate, right
Rev:S C
She-wolf walking left, at Bay
Rome 17mm 3.03g
RIC 694; Woytek 600b.

Ex Triskeles Auction sale 334
2 commentsBlayne W01/12/19 at 12:31*Alex: Nice addition to the gallery.
BCC_G3_Serapis_Gem_Nicolo.jpg
BCC G3 composite8 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio Nicolo Onyx
Blue, black, white.
1st -3rd Century CE
Bust of Serapis to left.
6.5 x 5 x 2mm. Profile F4 var.
slightly concave bottom, flat top,
upright oval. Extremely small
gem, engraved with great detail.
cf. Hendler Collection #7
J.Berlin Caesarea Collection
(click for larger pic)
3 commentsv-drome01/12/19 at 11:49stultus: Congrtas! It is beautiful!
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L. Censorinus Denarius34 viewsL. Censorinus. AR Denarius, 82 BC. Pair number: 15. D
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right. On right, [fish] off flan.
Rev: L. CENSOR. The satyr Marsyas standing left, with right arm raised and holding wine-skin over left shoulder; behind, column bearing statue on top. On right, letter D.
Cr. 363/1a. B. (Marcia) 24. AR.
g. 3.85 mm. 16.50 RRRR. Of the highest rarity, only 5 specimens known.
Old cabinet tone. VF.The gash across the reverse surface is an 'adjustment al marco'.
(C. Stannard 'The adjustment al marco of the weight of Roman Republican denarii blanks by gouging' in 'Metallurgy in numismatics vol 3' Royal Numismatic Society, 1993).
Ex: Artemide Aste Auction L Lot 246. November 3, 2018.
2 commentsorfew01/12/19 at 09:45okidoki: very nice and interesting piece
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Bee, Stag3 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
2nd century
Obv: Bee within wreath
Rev.: ΙЄΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡЄΩΝ, Stag standing left.
AE, 4.00g, 18mm
Ref.: RPC III 1868
1 commentsshanxi01/12/19 at 09:02okidoki: excellent and stylistic controle cut?
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RIC 1579 Domitian20 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.

5 commentsJay GT401/12/19 at 08:59okidoki: very nice Jay
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RIC 3481 views1 commentsvrtsprb01/12/19 at 08:58okidoki: BOT
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hj6.26.36.271 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT·K M·AVPH ANTΩNEINOC , laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ·IOVΛ·ANT·CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛIT(ΩN). Female figure (Concordia or Abundantia) standing facing, head right with kalathos, holding corn ears and cornucopia.
27 mm, 10.35 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.27
1 commentsCharles M01/12/19 at 08:56okidoki: excellent
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RIC 1579 Domitian20 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.

5 commentsJay GT401/12/19 at 08:25quadrans: Nice one
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1447 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Roma seated11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1447.1; Metcalf 97; RSC 347d; RIC II 511

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Roma seated left on chair, shield beneath left elbow, holding Victory in extended right and transverse spear in left

8.36 gr
29 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki01/12/19 at 08:20quadrans: Another nice piece
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1463 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Pax standing13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1463.2; RIC II 514; Metcalf 108; RSC 364

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head left

Rev. COS III
Pax standing l., modius on head, holding olive branch in r. and cornucopiae in l.; in field l., anchor.

10.61 gr
28 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki01/12/19 at 08:19quadrans: Great piece .
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L. Censorinus Denarius34 viewsL. Censorinus. AR Denarius, 82 BC. Pair number: 15. D
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right. On right, [fish] off flan.
Rev: L. CENSOR. The satyr Marsyas standing left, with right arm raised and holding wine-skin over left shoulder; behind, column bearing statue on top. On right, letter D.
Cr. 363/1a. B. (Marcia) 24. AR.
g. 3.85 mm. 16.50 RRRR. Of the highest rarity, only 5 specimens known.
Old cabinet tone. VF.The gash across the reverse surface is an 'adjustment al marco'.
(C. Stannard 'The adjustment al marco of the weight of Roman Republican denarii blanks by gouging' in 'Metallurgy in numismatics vol 3' Royal Numismatic Society, 1993).
Ex: Artemide Aste Auction L Lot 246. November 3, 2018.
2 commentsorfew01/12/19 at 01:09Blayne W: very Nice coin
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RIC 1579 Domitian20 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.

5 commentsJay GT401/11/19 at 23:17Blayne W: great portrait
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RIC 1579 Domitian20 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.

5 commentsJay GT401/11/19 at 22:51Enodia: Cool coin, and well photographed too!
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EB0260 Athena / Starfish and Dolphins2 viewsSyracuse, Sicily, AE 30.
Obverse: ΣYPA, head of Athena left wearing Corinthian helmet.
Reverse: Eight rayed starfish between two dolphins.
References: SG 1189.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 32.55g.
1 commentsEB01/11/19 at 22:07Jay GT4: Nice big coin
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RIC 1579 Domitian20 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.

5 commentsJay GT401/11/19 at 21:24Britanikus: Nice
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RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius43 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak); RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT401/11/19 at 18:39NORMAN K: very nice great detail
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RIC 0621 Domitianus46 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, radiate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; River God (Tiber) reclining right; Flute and lyre players standing right; in background two tetrastyle temples connected by a big arch.
AE/Dupondius (29.92 mm 12.769 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 621 (C), BMCRE 432, BNF 466
Purchsed on eBay from Indalo
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/11/19 at 18:21okidoki: interesting reverse
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EB0254 Amphora / Vine leaf3 viewsJUDAEA, FIRST REVOLT, AE 17 prutah, 67-68 AD.
Obverse: Amphora with Hebrew legend 'year 2'.
Reverse: Vine leaf & tendril around legend 'Freedom of Zion'.
References: SGI 5639; Meshorer 153.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 2.463g.
1 commentsEB01/11/19 at 17:39Canaan: nice
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EB0251 Crossed Shields / Palm tree2 viewsJUDAEA, ANTONIUS FELIX, 52-60 AD, AE 16.5 Prutah, Year 14 = 54 AD.
Obverse: NERW KLAV KAICP, two crossed shields and spears.
Reverse: BRIT, six branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates; L-ID K-AI across field.
References: Hendin 652.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.07g.
1 commentsEB01/11/19 at 17:37Canaan: very nice example of the type
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RIC 0621 Domitianus46 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, radiate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; River God (Tiber) reclining right; Flute and lyre players standing right; in background two tetrastyle temples connected by a big arch.
AE/Dupondius (29.92 mm 12.769 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 621 (C), BMCRE 432, BNF 466
Purchsed on eBay from Indalo
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/11/19 at 14:18shanxi: wonderful reverse
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India Chalukyas of Gujarat AR drachm (gadhaiya paisa)49 views Obv. Degenerate style Sassanian bust right
Rev. stylized stepped and pelleted fire altar, above: left Sun (consisting of rosette of pellets),right crescent moon
2 commentsSkyler01/11/19 at 09:51Paul R3: Nice curved head portrait!
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INDIA, CHALUKYAS of GUJARAT, Anonymous Silver drachm (gadhaiya paisa)45 views Obv. Degenerate Indo-Sasanian style bust right, crescent moon and star above
Rev. Stylized stepped and pelleted fire altar, sun (consisting of rosette of pellets) above left, crescent moon above right
4 commentsSkyler01/11/19 at 09:50Paul R3: Very nice coin!
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INDIA, CHALUKYAS of GUJARAT (1030 - 1120 A.D.)58 viewsAR Drachm (gadhaiya paisa)
O: Degenerate Indo-Sasanian style bust right, sun and moon (crown?) above.
R: Stylized fire altar, sun (consisting of rosette of dots) above left, crescent moon above right.
4.4g
17mm
Deyell 158, Mitchiner Non-Islamic 427
4 commentsMat01/11/19 at 09:48Paul R3: Nice coin...Love the shape of the flan!
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France (Royal). Philippe IV, le Bel (the Fair) (1285-1314)16 viewsAR Gros Tournois ŕ l’O rond (958‰ fineness). Struck 1285-1290. 3.81 g., 24.76 mm. max. (clipped), 0°

Ciani 206, LaFaurie 218, Duplessy 214, Dhénin 258, Roberts 2461

Obv.: + BNDICTV: SIT: NOmE: DNI: nRI: DEI: IhV. XPI with 3-pellet stops (= Benedictum Sit Nomen Domini Nostri Dei Ihesu Christus = Blessed in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ) around + PhILIPPVS REX around cross pattée.

Rev.: + TVRONVS CIVIS (= City of Tours) around châtel tournois, surrounded by floral border of twelve embedded lis.

Van Hengel (1997) Group 200 (PhILLIPPVS legend with no punctuation marks in PhILLIPVS REX and TVRONVS CIVITAS). Van Hengel initially hesitated over whether this group is imitative, i.e., the work of professional moneyers and struck by a minting authority with the right to mint coins, somewhere. He later (1999) concluded that the group is imitative. The variable letter characteristics of the coin, according to the Van Hengel system, are:
• The first three Ns in the obverse outer legend appear as Hs, which is a later development;
• The M in NOME is open, as per Tyler-Smith letter form 2 var., another late development;
• There is no single pellet stop before XPI;
• The R in PhILLIPVS is a variant letter form not depicted by Tyler-Smith;
• The T on the reverse is a non-specific variant letter form depicted but not numbered by Tyler-Smith;
• The Vs on the reverse are a variant letter form not depicted by Tyler-Smith;
• The N on the reverse is Tyler-Smith variant letter form 2 (retrograde).
2 commentsStkp01/11/19 at 08:31shanxi: very nice
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1463 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Pax standing13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1463.2; RIC II 514; Metcalf 108; RSC 364

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head left

Rev. COS III
Pax standing l., modius on head, holding olive branch in r. and cornucopiae in l.; in field l., anchor.

10.61 gr
28 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki01/11/19 at 04:34Jay GT4: Really nice. I like the eastern style
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Frederick IV “the Simple”, (1355-1377 A.D.)16 viewsPierreale d’argento
ITALY, Kingdom of Sicily
O:  FRIDЄRICUS · DЄI · G · RЄX · SICIL · Crowned eagle standing left, his head turned to right, with his wings displayed; all within octolobe; annulet in each external void; double annulet stops.
R:  + · AC · ATЄnAR · 2 · nЄOPATRIЄ · DU Crowned coat-of-arms; G - L either side.
Messina
3.28g
24mm
5 commentsMat01/11/19 at 04:19Randygeki(h2): Me too, cool coin Mat
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0970 Hadrian, Cistophorus BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia mint 128 AD Octastyle temple16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 970; Metcalf B3; RSC 240; RIC II 461c

Issue Reverse legend includes COM BIT

Obv. IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG P P
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian r., seen from rear

Rev. COM - BIT (in field), ROM S P AVG (in entablature)
Octastye temple on podium of three steps

10.76 gr
25 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki01/11/19 at 04:18Randygeki(h2): Fantastic portrait!
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesus, Domitia, Venus12 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesus
Cistophorus (AD 82-96).
Obv.: DOMITIA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
Rev.: VENVS AVG, Venus standing right, back facing, leaning upon column to left, holding helmet and sceptre.
Ag, 10.39g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC˛ 847 (Domitian); RPC II 870.
2 commentsshanxi01/11/19 at 04:17Randygeki(h2): Awesome coin!
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EB0249 Barley / Simpulum3 viewsJUDAEA, PONTIUS PILATE 23-36 AD, AE 15 (prutah ?), Year 16 of Tiberius = AD 29-30 AD.
Obverse: IOVΛIAC KAICAΡOC, three grain ears (Barley) bound together.
Reverse: TIBEΡIOY KAICAΡOC LIς, simpulum.
References: Hendin 648; SNG ANS 367; AJC II 21.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 1.891g.
1 commentsEB01/10/19 at 22:44Stkp: another nice one
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EB0248 Barley / Palm5 viewsJUDAEA, M. AMBIBULUS, AE 16 (prutah ?), Year 39 = 9 AD.
Obverse: KAICAPOC, ear of barley turned to right.
Reverse: eight-branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates, date in fields: L-AQ.
References: M. 217; H. 101; Hendin 636; Meshorer 2; RPC 4954.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 2.206g.
2 commentsEB01/10/19 at 22:43Stkp: definitely a winner
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RIC 0162 Domitianus43 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.36 mm 3.512 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 162 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted - L 1988-5-10-1
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6 Lot 926
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/10/19 at 20:20okidoki: excellent
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Paphlagonia. Sinope10 viewsPaphlagonia. Sinope circa 85-65 BC.
Bronze Ć

29mm., 18,65g.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/10/19 at 17:42okidoki: Nice Randy i like the Athena
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EB0248 Barley / Palm5 viewsJUDAEA, M. AMBIBULUS, AE 16 (prutah ?), Year 39 = 9 AD.
Obverse: KAICAPOC, ear of barley turned to right.
Reverse: eight-branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates, date in fields: L-AQ.
References: M. 217; H. 101; Hendin 636; Meshorer 2; RPC 4954.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 2.206g.
2 commentsEB01/10/19 at 17:32okidoki: very nice
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Frederick IV “the Simple”, (1355-1377 A.D.)16 viewsPierreale d’argento
ITALY, Kingdom of Sicily
O:  FRIDЄRICUS · DЄI · G · RЄX · SICIL · Crowned eagle standing left, his head turned to right, with his wings displayed; all within octolobe; annulet in each external void; double annulet stops.
R:  + · AC · ATЄnAR · 2 · nЄOPATRIЄ · DU Crowned coat-of-arms; G - L either side.
Messina
3.28g
24mm
5 commentsMat01/10/19 at 02:33Simon: Beautiful
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Frederick IV “the Simple”, (1355-1377 A.D.)16 viewsPierreale d’argento
ITALY, Kingdom of Sicily
O:  FRIDЄRICUS · DЄI · G · RЄX · SICIL · Crowned eagle standing left, his head turned to right, with his wings displayed; all within octolobe; annulet in each external void; double annulet stops.
R:  + · AC · ATЄnAR · 2 · nЄOPATRIЄ · DU Crowned coat-of-arms; G - L either side.
Messina
3.28g
24mm
5 commentsMat01/09/19 at 23:35Stkp: So do I
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EB0238 Tanit / Horse5 viewsCarthage, ZEUGITANA, AE 30, 241-146 BC.
Obverse: Head of Tanit left.
Reverse: Horsehead right; caduceus before.
References: SG 6520; SNG Cop 197; Müller 296.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 15.586g.
1 commentsEB01/09/19 at 23:34Stkp: Nice control mark
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3365, RIC V-I 145, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, MARTI PACIF, -/-//S, Bust-B1, Mars left, #149 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3365, RIC V-I 145, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, MARTI PACIF, -/-//S, Bust-B1, Mars left, #1
avers: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1).
reverse: MART I P ACIF, Mars in military dress walking left, holding an olive branch in right hand, transverse spear and long oval shield in left hand. (Mars 1c).
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 3,32g, axes: 1h,
mint: Ticinum, iss.-1., off.-2., date: 275 AD., ref: RIC-145., T-(Estiot)-3365, C-,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/09/19 at 23:25Blayne W: That is a great coin. Great Reverse and amazing d...
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Henry II AR Tealby penny36 viewsHenry II. 1154-1189. AR Tealby penny. 1.43 gm. 21 mm. Facing bust with scepter, curl on right / Large cross potent with a small cross potent in each angle; WIL…. S. 1339. N. 956. Very Fine; central parts clear as struck with a rusty die; no legends visible; good metal. The Douglas Bayern Collection. Ex: Davissons Printed Auction 37 Lot 135. Feburary 21, 2018.3 commentsorfew01/09/19 at 22:58*Alex: Excellent portrait, great example of this type. My...
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Frederick IV “the Simple”, (1355-1377 A.D.)16 viewsPierreale d’argento
ITALY, Kingdom of Sicily
O:  FRIDЄRICUS · DЄI · G · RЄX · SICIL · Crowned eagle standing left, his head turned to right, with his wings displayed; all within octolobe; annulet in each external void; double annulet stops.
R:  + · AC · ATЄnAR · 2 · nЄOPATRIЄ · DU Crowned coat-of-arms; G - L either side.
Messina
3.28g
24mm
5 commentsMat01/09/19 at 22:46*Alex: I like it too ...
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Frederick IV “the Simple”, (1355-1377 A.D.)16 viewsPierreale d’argento
ITALY, Kingdom of Sicily
O:  FRIDЄRICUS · DЄI · G · RЄX · SICIL · Crowned eagle standing left, his head turned to right, with his wings displayed; all within octolobe; annulet in each external void; double annulet stops.
R:  + · AC · ATЄnAR · 2 · nЄOPATRIЄ · DU Crowned coat-of-arms; G - L either side.
Messina
3.28g
24mm
5 commentsMat01/09/19 at 21:36quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3365, RIC V-I 145, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, MARTI PACIF, -/-//S, Bust-B1, Mars left, #149 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3365, RIC V-I 145, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, MARTI PACIF, -/-//S, Bust-B1, Mars left, #1
avers: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1).
reverse: MART I P ACIF, Mars in military dress walking left, holding an olive branch in right hand, transverse spear and long oval shield in left hand. (Mars 1c).
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 3,32g, axes: 1h,
mint: Ticinum, iss.-1., off.-2., date: 275 AD., ref: RIC-145., T-(Estiot)-3365, C-,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/09/19 at 21:28Harry G: Amazing bust and well centred with lots of silveri...
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Paphlagonia. Sinope10 viewsPaphlagonia. Sinope circa 85-65 BC.
Bronze Ć

29mm., 18,65g.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/09/19 at 18:46Mat: ^Agreed, I like it
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Demetrios I Soter 6 viewsSeleukid Kingdom. Antioch on the Orontes. Demetrios I Soter 162-150 BC.
Drachm AR

18mm., 4,04g.
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/09/19 at 18:45Mat: A nice addition
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RIC 0162 Domitianus43 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.36 mm 3.512 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 162 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted - L 1988-5-10-1
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6 Lot 926
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/09/19 at 17:53quadrans: Hooops, Great coin ,
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RIC 0162 Domitianus43 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.36 mm 3.512 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 162 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted - L 1988-5-10-1
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6 Lot 926
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/09/19 at 17:38Canaan: great piece!!!
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RIC 0162 Domitianus43 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.36 mm 3.512 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 162 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted - L 1988-5-10-1
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6 Lot 926
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/09/19 at 15:42*Alex: Beautifully detailed reverse. Wonderful.
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RIC 0162 Domitianus43 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.36 mm 3.512 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 162 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted - L 1988-5-10-1
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6 Lot 926
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/09/19 at 14:57Nemonater: Wow
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Struck A.D.274 - 275. SEVERINA, Wife of Aurelian. AE Antoninianus of Rome4 viewsObverse: SEVERINA AVG. Diademed and draped bust of Severina resting on crescent facing right.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG. Severina standing facing right clasping hands with Aurelian standing facing left; in exergue, XXIR.
RIC V i : 3

This coin was struck to celebrate Salonina's promotion to Augusta in A.D.274. Her subsequent fate is unknown.
1 comments*Alex01/09/19 at 14:52shanxi: nice example
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RIC 0162 Domitianus43 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.36 mm 3.512 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 162 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted - L 1988-5-10-1
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6 Lot 926
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/09/19 at 13:50David Atherton: Superb.
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RIC 0162 Domitianus43 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.36 mm 3.512 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 162 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted - L 1988-5-10-1
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6 Lot 926
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/09/19 at 13:29Blayne W: Very nice
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Titus RIC-49952 viewsĆ Sestertius, 24.63g
Eastern Mint (Thrace?), 80-81 AD
RIC 499 (C). BMC 310. RPC 502.
Obv: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Mars, with cloak over shoulders, adv. r., with spear and trophy
Acquired from Ken Dorney, December 2018.

A remarkable sestertius from a truly mysterious issue of bronze that was struck under Titus in 80-81. The style (heavily seriffed letters, large portraits, and massive reverse figures), unique obverse legends (DIVI VESP F for Titus), and uncommon fabric (convex flans) all suggest a mint other than Rome. Attributing exactly where these coins were struck has historically been a moving target - Mattingly in BMCRE thought Lugdunum, H.A. Cahn believed somewhere in Bithynia. More recent scholarship has looked towards Thrace as a possible location for production based on the Balkan distribution pattern of found specimens. Although the region of mintage has been narrowed down, the city itself remains elusive. RPC has suggested possibly Perinthus. Presumably a shortage of bronze coins in the region during Titus' reign prompted a localised imperial issue, which in the main copied types from Rome. The striking of imperial bronze outside of Rome was an exceptional step at the time considering the last imperial branch mint at Lugdunum had shuttered late in Vespasian's reign.

An appealing example with a beautiful sandy patina.
2 commentsDavid Atherton01/09/19 at 11:20FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition
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Paphlagonia. Sinope10 viewsPaphlagonia. Sinope circa 85-65 BC.
Bronze Ć

29mm., 18,65g.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/09/19 at 08:28shanxi: proof, that also a worn coin could be very nice
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMENUNUS, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1968 DOC 15 CLBC 4.4.2 113 viewsOBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia

Size 20.53mm

Weight 4.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC lists 34 examples with weights from 2.32 to 4.9gm and size from 17mm to 22mm

The coins only flaw, wear on the Virgins face. Other that near perfect centering and a wonderful reverse strike.
6 commentsSimon01/09/19 at 06:02Britanikus: Nice
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Byzantine, Justin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,135 viewsJustin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,
avers: D N IVSTI NVS P P AVG, Justin left and Sophia right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre topped by cross.
reverse: "M" ANNO/VI/A, Large M, ANNO to left, Cross above, regnal year to right "VI", officina letter below "A", mintmark NIKO.
exergue: A/N/N/O/VI//NIKO, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: 13,22g, axis: 7h,
mint: Nikopolis, date: 571 A.D., ref: SB 0369, p-94,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/09/19 at 06:00Britanikus: Nice i think the mint is Nicomedia
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Titus RIC-49952 viewsĆ Sestertius, 24.63g
Eastern Mint (Thrace?), 80-81 AD
RIC 499 (C). BMC 310. RPC 502.
Obv: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Mars, with cloak over shoulders, adv. r., with spear and trophy
Acquired from Ken Dorney, December 2018.

A remarkable sestertius from a truly mysterious issue of bronze that was struck under Titus in 80-81. The style (heavily seriffed letters, large portraits, and massive reverse figures), unique obverse legends (DIVI VESP F for Titus), and uncommon fabric (convex flans) all suggest a mint other than Rome. Attributing exactly where these coins were struck has historically been a moving target - Mattingly in BMCRE thought Lugdunum, H.A. Cahn believed somewhere in Bithynia. More recent scholarship has looked towards Thrace as a possible location for production based on the Balkan distribution pattern of found specimens. Although the region of mintage has been narrowed down, the city itself remains elusive. RPC has suggested possibly Perinthus. Presumably a shortage of bronze coins in the region during Titus' reign prompted a localised imperial issue, which in the main copied types from Rome. The striking of imperial bronze outside of Rome was an exceptional step at the time considering the last imperial branch mint at Lugdunum had shuttered late in Vespasian's reign.

An appealing example with a beautiful sandy patina.
2 commentsDavid Atherton01/09/19 at 05:56Britanikus: Nice
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Eagle35 viewsReference.
RPC III, --; Metcalf --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate bust left.

Rev. COS III.
Eagle, with head right and wings spread, standing facing on thunderbolt.

10.15 gr
28 mm
12h
5 commentsokidoki01/09/19 at 03:39NORMAN K: great coin.
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Struck A.D.270 - 275. AURELIAN. Silvered AE ANTONINIANUS of Siscia4 viewsObverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSER. Jupiter standing facing left, presenting globe to Aurelian standing facing right; in exergue, ✱ S.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.2gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 225
1 comments*Alex01/09/19 at 02:58Jay GT4: Really nice
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Struck A.D.267 - 268. GALLIENUS. AE ANTONINIANUS of Rome7 viewsObverse: GALLIENVS AVG. Radiate head of Gallienus facing right.
Reverse: APOLLINI CONS AVG. Centaur walking right, drawing bow.
RIC V i : 163
2 comments*Alex01/09/19 at 02:57Jay GT4: Love the centaur
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22003 Licinius II/IOVI CONS-ERVATORI8 viewsLicinius II/IOVI CONS-ERVATORI
Obv: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
helmeted, cuirassed bust
left, holding spear and shield.
Rev: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory
on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath in beak at foot
left, captive at foot right,
X over II MU in right field
SMHA in Exergue
Mint: Heraclea 19.5mm 3.4g
RIC VII Heraclea 54; Sear 15407
1 commentsBlayne W01/09/19 at 02:56Jay GT4: Interesting style on this one. Nice!
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H-276 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-275, CNH I.-305, U-144, AR-Denarius, #0138 viewsH-276 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-275, CNH I.-305, U-144, AR-Denarius, #01
avers: Crowned bust facing, between two towers, star within crescent above, line border.
reverse: Bastion between two towers on an arch of dots, branch between two circles above, leaf below, the border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14,0-14,5 mm, weight: 0,49 g, axis: 7h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-275, CNH I.-305, Unger-144,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/09/19 at 02:56Stkp: very very nice example
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039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-718, C2-234, U-564.g, P-219-02, K/A//--, Madonna and child, #0130 views039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-718, C2-234, U-564.g, P-219-02, K/A//--, Madonna and child, #01
avers: ✠mOnЄTA•mAThIЄ•R•VnGARI, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion with Crown). Inside of the central shield, the raven standing and turning left. The ring in its beak, (Legend variation!).
reverse: •PATROnA VnGARIЄ•, Madonna sitting on a veil on her head, holding infant Jesus in her right arm, mint-mark on each side; border of dots,(Legend variation!).
exergue, mint mark: K/A//--, were struck by Augustin Langsfelder, (by Pohl), diameter: 15,0-16,5mm, weight: 0,62g, axis: 2h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica) by Pohl,
date: 1472-1478 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Huszár-718, CNH-2-234, Unger-564.g., Pohl-219-02,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/09/19 at 02:55Stkp: great coin
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Struck 1485 - 1509, HENRY VII (1489 - 1500), AR Penny minted under Archbishop Rotherham at York, England14 viewsObverse: HENRIC DI GRA REX AN. Crowned and robed figure of Henry VII holding a lis topped sceptre in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left, seated facing on throne, the one visible pillar of which is topped with a lis, all except the king's crown within a circle of pellets.
Reverse: CIVITAS EBORACI. Shield bearing coat-of-arms of England and France on cross fourchée, two keys below shield.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 0.6gms | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 2237

Thomas Rotherham, also known as Thomas (Scot) de Rotherham, was an English cleric and statesman. He served as bishop of several dioceses, most notably as Archbishop of York and, on two occasions as Lord Chancellor. Rotherham was educated at King's College, Cambridge, he graduated as a Bachelor of Divinity and became a Fellow of his college where he lectured on Grammar, Theology, and Philosophy. After his ordination as a priest, he became a prebendary of Lincoln in 1462 and then of Salisbury in 1465. He moved on to powerful positions in the Church, being appointed as Bishop of Rochester in 1468, Bishop of Lincoln in 1472, and then Archbishop of York in 1480, a position he held until his death in 1500.
In 1467, King Edward IV appointed Rotherham as Keeper of the Privy Seal. He was sent as ambassador to France in 1468 and as joint ambassador to Burgundy in 1471, and in 1475 was entrusted with the office of Lord Chancellor. When Edward IV died in April 1483, Rotherham was one of the celebrants of the funeral mass on 20th April 1483 and immediately after Edward's death he sided with the dowager queen, Elizabeth Woodville, in her attempt to deprive Richard, Duke of Gloucester of his role as Lord Protector of her son, the new King Edward V. When Elizabeth sought sanctuary after Richard had taken charge of the king, Rotherham released the Great Seal to her (though he later recovered it and handed it over to Thomas Bourchier, the Archbishop of Canterbury).
Rotherham's mishandling of the seal was perceived as indicative of questionable loyalty and led to his dismissal as Lord Chancellor. He was replaced by John Russell, who earlier had also been his successor as Bishop of Lincoln. On 13th June 1483, Rotherham was charged with being involved in a conspiracy between Lord Hastings and the Woodvilles against Richard and imprisoned in the Tower of London, but he was released a few weeks later, around the middle of July, after Richard's coronation as King Richard III. Rotherham was re-instated as Chancellor in 1485, however he was dismissed shortly afterwards by Henry VII and retired from public work.
Rotherham died of the plague in Cawood near York on 29th May 1500. His remains were transferred to a magnificent marble tomb in York Minster in 1506.
2 comments*Alex01/09/19 at 02:54Stkp: Very very nice
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036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 1180 (A.Pius), Rome, AE-As, AVGVSTA, Vesta standing left, #1 36 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 1180 (A.Pius), Rome, AE-As, AVGVSTA, Vesta standing left, #1
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers: DIVA FAV STINA, Draped bust right.
reverse: AVGV STA, Vesta standing left, sacrificing from patera over flaming altar to left and holding palladium in the left hand, S-C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 24,0-24,5mm, weight: 9,4g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: after 141 A.D., ref: RIC III 1180 (Antoninus Pius), C 118,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/08/19 at 22:22okidoki: Nice Joe
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #14010 viewsCALABRIA, Taras. Circa 470-465 BC. AR Nomos
18.5mm, 8.05 g, 7h
Taras, nude, raising left hand and supporting himself with his right, riding dolphin right; TARAS (retrograde) to left, scallop shell below / Head of nymph (Satyra?) left in linear circle within concave incuse. Fischer-Bossert Group 5, 91b (V41/R60) = Vlasto 140 (this coin, illustrated in both references); HN Italy 838; Berlin 65 (same dies). VF, old cabinet tone, a few marks.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex M. L. Collection of Coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 4; A. D. Moretti Collection; Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 575; Hess-Leu [11] (24 March 1959), lot 5; Kricheldorf IV (7 October 1957), lot 26; Münzen und Medaillen AG VIII (8 December 1949), lot 696; Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; Maddalena Collection (Sambon & Canessa, 7 May 1903), lot 244.
2 commentsLeo01/08/19 at 19:23quadrans: Nice piece..
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Struck A.D.267 - 268. GALLIENUS. AE ANTONINIANUS of Rome7 viewsObverse: GALLIENVS AVG. Radiate head of Gallienus facing right.
Reverse: APOLLINI CONS AVG. Centaur walking right, drawing bow.
RIC V i : 163
2 comments*Alex01/08/19 at 19:22quadrans: Nice Centaur...
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0223 - Denarius Vespasian 79 AC29 viewsObv/ Laureate bust of V. r., around IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Rev/ Victory standing l., togate and placing shield over trophy, with captive at its feet; around, TR POT X COS VIIII.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 3.36 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.1/1068 [C] – BMCRE III/246
ex-NAC, auction 101, lot 195
4 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 15:12*Alex: Great coin.
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0208 - Denarius Considia 57 BC23 viewsObv/ Laureate and diademed bust of V. r., behind C CONSIDI NONIANI; before, SC.
Rev/ Tetrastyle temple on hill, surrounded by walls and gate, with ERVC above.

Ag, 18.7 mm, 3.75 g
Mint: Roma
RRC 424/1 [
3 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 15:10*Alex: Great coin, and one I haven't seen before.
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0203 - Denarius Lucilla 166-169 AC6 viewsObv/ LVCILLA AVGVSTA, bust of L. r.
Rev/ VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing r., holding Victory on r.h., leaning l.h. on engraved shield.

Ag, 18.4 mm, 3.21 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC III/786 [C] – BMCRE IV/353
ex-Savoca Coins, auction e1, lot 326
1 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:25Steve P: Nice reverse (cool shield)
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0206 - Denarius Trajan 103-11 AC10 viewsObv/ IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P, laureate and draped bust of T. r.
Rev/ COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Danubius l. reclined on rocks; above, floating cape; arm resting on urn and hand on bow of boat; DANUVIVS in ex.

Ag, 20.5 mm, 3.60 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC II/100 [S] – BMCRE III/395
ex-Naville Numismatics, auction 16, lot 502.
1 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:24Steve P: Another winner (nice big flan as well)
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0220 - As Caligula 37-41 AC13 viewsObv/ Bust of Agrippa l., wearing rostral crown; around, M AGRIPPA L F COS III.
Rev/ Neptune standing l., wearing cape and holding trident and dolphin; SC on field.

AE, 28.5 mm, 11.46 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC I/58 [C] – BMCRE I/161 (Tib.)
ex-Artemide Aste, auction XLVII, lot 255
1 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:23Steve P: Man, I love these mini-dolphin types (nice, rugged...
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0214 - Denarius Augustus 16 BC16 viewsObv/ laureate head of A. r.
Rev/ Mars standing l. with helmet and cuirass, holding spear and parazonium, on a pedestal inscribed SPQR V PR RE CAES; around, L MESCINIVS RVFVS.

Ag, 18.4 mm, 3.81 g
Mint: Roma
RIC I/351 [R] - BMCRE I/86
ex-CNG, auction 103, lot 672
2 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:22Steve P: Stunning example ... I love the obverse & reverse ...
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0205 - Denarius Anonymous 209 BC22 viewsObv/ Head of Rome r.; behind, X.
Rev/ Dioscuri riding r., stars above their heads, spearhead r. below, ROMA in ex.

Ag, 21.8 mm, 3.74 g
Mint: SE Italy
RRC 88/2b [40-40 (all var.)]
ex-NAC, auction 84, lot 1633.
2 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:19Steve P: Great addition to your gallery (congrats)
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0210 - Denarius Septimius Severus 207 AC16 viewsObv/ SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of S.Severus r.
Rev/ PM TR P XV COS III PP, Africa standing r. with elephant skin, holding tunica with l.h.; lion advancing r. at her feet.

Ag, 19.1 mm, 2.82 g
Mint: Roma
RIC IV.I/207 – BMCRE V/531
ex-Solidus Numismatik, auction e7, lot 264
1 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:18Steve P: Great coin ... love the lion on the reverse
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0209 - Denarius Titus 80 AC21 viewsObv/ IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM, laureate bust of T. r.
Rev/ TR P XI IMP XV COS VIII PP, elephant with cuirass l.

Ag, 18.2 mm, 2.90 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.I/115 [C2] – BMCRE II/43
ex-Solidus Numismatik, auction e7, lot 227
3 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:17Steve P: Super cool addition ... I'm jealous of this be...
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0223 - Denarius Vespasian 79 AC29 viewsObv/ Laureate bust of V. r., around IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Rev/ Victory standing l., togate and placing shield over trophy, with captive at its feet; around, TR POT X COS VIIII.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 3.36 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.1/1068 [C] – BMCRE III/246
ex-NAC, auction 101, lot 195
4 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:16Steve P: Nice! => a great piece
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0208 - Denarius Considia 57 BC23 viewsObv/ Laureate and diademed bust of V. r., behind C CONSIDI NONIANI; before, SC.
Rev/ Tetrastyle temple on hill, surrounded by walls and gate, with ERVC above.

Ag, 18.7 mm, 3.75 g
Mint: Roma
RRC 424/1 [
3 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:15Steve P: Amazing coin ... a total winner
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0219 - Denarius Septimius Severus 209 AC11 viewsObv/ SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of S.Severus r.
Rev/ PM TR P XVII COS III PP, Neptune naked standing l., cape over shoulder, foot on rock and holding trident.

Ag, 19.2 mm, 3.36 g
Mint: Roma
RIC IV.I/228 – BMCRE V/3
ex-Naville Numismatics, auction 31, lot 474
1 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:15Steve P: Fantastic coin ... congrats
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0223 - Denarius Vespasian 79 AC29 viewsObv/ Laureate bust of V. r., around IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Rev/ Victory standing l., togate and placing shield over trophy, with captive at its feet; around, TR POT X COS VIIII.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 3.36 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.1/1068 [C] – BMCRE III/246
ex-NAC, auction 101, lot 195
4 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:04quadrans: Interesting piece..
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0214 - Denarius Augustus 16 BC16 viewsObv/ laureate head of A. r.
Rev/ Mars standing l. with helmet and cuirass, holding spear and parazonium, on a pedestal inscribed SPQR V PR RE CAES; around, L MESCINIVS RVFVS.

Ag, 18.4 mm, 3.81 g
Mint: Roma
RIC I/351 [R] - BMCRE I/86
ex-CNG, auction 103, lot 672
2 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:04quadrans: Nice piece..
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0209 - Denarius Titus 80 AC21 viewsObv/ IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM, laureate bust of T. r.
Rev/ TR P XI IMP XV COS VIII PP, elephant with cuirass l.

Ag, 18.2 mm, 2.90 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.I/115 [C2] – BMCRE II/43
ex-Solidus Numismatik, auction e7, lot 227
3 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:04quadrans: Another nice piece
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0207 - Denarius Carisia 46 BC15 viewsObv/ Head of Juno Moneta r.; behind, MONETA.
Rev/ Coinage tools, laurel wreath around; above, T CARISIVS.

Ag, 18.1 mm, 3.89 g
Mint: Roma
RRC 464/2 [120/133]
ex-Ibernumis, private sale
1 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:03quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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0208 - Denarius Considia 57 BC23 viewsObv/ Laureate and diademed bust of V. r., behind C CONSIDI NONIANI; before, SC.
Rev/ Tetrastyle temple on hill, surrounded by walls and gate, with ERVC above.

Ag, 18.7 mm, 3.75 g
Mint: Roma
RRC 424/1 [
3 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 13:02quadrans: Great coin , and details,
RIC_V-II_212C_Carinus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AVR_CARINVS_AVG,_AEQVIT_AS_AVG,_-A,_Lugdunum,__282-83_AD,_Q-001,_2h,_19,5-23mm,_3,48g-s.jpg
115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 212C, Lugdunum, -/A//--, AEQVITAS AVG, Equity standing left, #143 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 212C, Lugdunum, -/A//--, AEQVITAS AVG, Equity standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG (3F), Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Equity standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
exergue: -/A//--, diameter: 19,5-23,0mm, weight: 3,48g, axes: 2h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 282-3 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 212C, p-169,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/08/19 at 13:02Steve P: Another winner!
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Antoninus Pius AR denarius, struck AD 145-161. Rome mint.4 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, laureate head right / TR POT COS IIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae, LIB IIII in exergue. RIC 155 type 2, RSC 490a, BMC 567; Sear 4089.1 commentsBritanikus01/08/19 at 08:39shanxi: nice head
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0222 - Punic - AE 1/2 unit - 237-209 BC16 viewsObv/ Head of Mars r.
Rev/ Palm tree with fruits.

AE, 19.1 mm, 5.58 g
Mint: Qart Hadasht
ACIP/581 [R3] - CNH/HC41 [R3]
ex-Jesús Vico, auction 148, lot 120
1 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 08:37shanxi: nice palm tree
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Judaea, Johannes Hyrcanus II, TJC T118 viewsJohn Hyrcanus II [Yonatan], king 67 BC, ethnarch 63-40 BC
AE - Prutah, 2.48g, 16.13mm, 0°
struck in Jerusalem
obv. Paleo-Hebrew legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath:
ינתן / ה כהן [ה] / כדל ו ח / בר יה / מ
from r. to l.:
YNTN / H KHN [H] / GDL W (Ch) / BR YH / M
= Yonatan Ha Kohen [Ha] Gadol We Chaver Yehu[d]im
= Yonatan the Highpriest and Council of the Jews
ref. Hendin IV 478; AJC Ia9; TJC T11
sand patina
1 commentsJochen01/08/19 at 01:14Stkp: Nice
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0223 - Denarius Vespasian 79 AC29 viewsObv/ Laureate bust of V. r., around IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Rev/ Victory standing l., togate and placing shield over trophy, with captive at its feet; around, TR POT X COS VIIII.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 3.36 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.1/1068 [C] – BMCRE III/246
ex-NAC, auction 101, lot 195
4 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 01:13Jay GT4: Amazing
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0209 - Denarius Titus 80 AC21 viewsObv/ IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM, laureate bust of T. r.
Rev/ TR P XI IMP XV COS VIII PP, elephant with cuirass l.

Ag, 18.2 mm, 2.90 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.I/115 [C2] – BMCRE II/43
ex-Solidus Numismatik, auction e7, lot 227
3 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 01:12Jay GT4: This one is great. Love the elephant
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0205 - Denarius Anonymous 209 BC22 viewsObv/ Head of Rome r.; behind, X.
Rev/ Dioscuri riding r., stars above their heads, spearhead r. below, ROMA in ex.

Ag, 21.8 mm, 3.74 g
Mint: SE Italy
RRC 88/2b [40-40 (all var.)]
ex-NAC, auction 84, lot 1633.
2 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 01:09Carausius: Very attractive example!
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Cassius Longinus, AR Denarius - Crawford 428/314 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Cassius Longinus, 55 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.91g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Bonus Eventus or Genius of the Roman People head facing right; scepter behind.

Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt, facing right; lituus to left; jug to right; Q CASSIVS below.

References: Crawford 428/3; Sydenham 916; BMCRR 3868; Cassia 7.

Provenance: Ex Fernandez Collection [Aureo & Calico Alba Longa Auction (7 Nov 2018) Lot 227].

The identity of the head on the obverse is in doubt. Crawford interprets the obverse as Genius of the Roman People and the reverse an allusion to imperium. Michael Harlan theorizes that the head is Bonus Eventus and that it ties to symbols of the augurate on the reverse. Augurs, after all, want to predict good outcomes. Harlan's interpretation doesn’t fully explain the scepter on the obverse, which is not a typical characteristic of Bonus Eventus.
3 commentsCarausius01/07/19 at 20:47quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Struck 1485 - 1509, HENRY VII (1489 - 1500), AR Penny minted under Archbishop Rotherham at York, England14 viewsObverse: HENRIC DI GRA REX AN. Crowned and robed figure of Henry VII holding a lis topped sceptre in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left, seated facing on throne, the one visible pillar of which is topped with a lis, all except the king's crown within a circle of pellets.
Reverse: CIVITAS EBORACI. Shield bearing coat-of-arms of England and France on cross fourchée, two keys below shield.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 0.6gms | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 2237

Thomas Rotherham, also known as Thomas (Scot) de Rotherham, was an English cleric and statesman. He served as bishop of several dioceses, most notably as Archbishop of York and, on two occasions as Lord Chancellor. Rotherham was educated at King's College, Cambridge, he graduated as a Bachelor of Divinity and became a Fellow of his college where he lectured on Grammar, Theology, and Philosophy. After his ordination as a priest, he became a prebendary of Lincoln in 1462 and then of Salisbury in 1465. He moved on to powerful positions in the Church, being appointed as Bishop of Rochester in 1468, Bishop of Lincoln in 1472, and then Archbishop of York in 1480, a position he held until his death in 1500.
In 1467, King Edward IV appointed Rotherham as Keeper of the Privy Seal. He was sent as ambassador to France in 1468 and as joint ambassador to Burgundy in 1471, and in 1475 was entrusted with the office of Lord Chancellor. When Edward IV died in April 1483, Rotherham was one of the celebrants of the funeral mass on 20th April 1483 and immediately after Edward's death he sided with the dowager queen, Elizabeth Woodville, in her attempt to deprive Richard, Duke of Gloucester of his role as Lord Protector of her son, the new King Edward V. When Elizabeth sought sanctuary after Richard had taken charge of the king, Rotherham released the Great Seal to her (though he later recovered it and handed it over to Thomas Bourchier, the Archbishop of Canterbury).
Rotherham's mishandling of the seal was perceived as indicative of questionable loyalty and led to his dismissal as Lord Chancellor. He was replaced by John Russell, who earlier had also been his successor as Bishop of Lincoln. On 13th June 1483, Rotherham was charged with being involved in a conspiracy between Lord Hastings and the Woodvilles against Richard and imprisoned in the Tower of London, but he was released a few weeks later, around the middle of July, after Richard's coronation as King Richard III. Rotherham was re-instated as Chancellor in 1485, however he was dismissed shortly afterwards by Henry VII and retired from public work.
Rotherham died of the plague in Cawood near York on 29th May 1500. His remains were transferred to a magnificent marble tomb in York Minster in 1506.
2 comments*Alex01/07/19 at 16:15quadrans: Nice piece.. of HENRY VII
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Cassius Longinus, AR Denarius - Crawford 428/314 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Cassius Longinus, 55 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.91g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Bonus Eventus or Genius of the Roman People head facing right; scepter behind.

Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt, facing right; lituus to left; jug to right; Q CASSIVS below.

References: Crawford 428/3; Sydenham 916; BMCRR 3868; Cassia 7.

Provenance: Ex Fernandez Collection [Aureo & Calico Alba Longa Auction (7 Nov 2018) Lot 227].

The identity of the head on the obverse is in doubt. Crawford interprets the obverse as Genius of the Roman People and the reverse an allusion to imperium. Michael Harlan theorizes that the head is Bonus Eventus and that it ties to symbols of the augurate on the reverse. Augurs, after all, want to predict good outcomes. Harlan's interpretation doesn’t fully explain the scepter on the obverse, which is not a typical characteristic of Bonus Eventus.
3 commentsCarausius01/07/19 at 08:18shanxi: another very nice coin
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Cassius Longinus, AR Denarius - Crawford 428/314 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Cassius Longinus, 55 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.91g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Bonus Eventus or Genius of the Roman People head facing right; scepter behind.

Reverse: Eagle on thunderbolt, facing right; lituus to left; jug to right; Q CASSIVS below.

References: Crawford 428/3; Sydenham 916; BMCRR 3868; Cassia 7.

Provenance: Ex Fernandez Collection [Aureo & Calico Alba Longa Auction (7 Nov 2018) Lot 227].

The identity of the head on the obverse is in doubt. Crawford interprets the obverse as Genius of the Roman People and the reverse an allusion to imperium. Michael Harlan theorizes that the head is Bonus Eventus and that it ties to symbols of the augurate on the reverse. Augurs, after all, want to predict good outcomes. Harlan's interpretation doesn’t fully explain the scepter on the obverse, which is not a typical characteristic of Bonus Eventus.
3 commentsCarausius01/07/19 at 06:50Britanikus: Very Nice
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Cornelius Sulla, AR Denarius - Crawford 359/210 viewsRome, The Republic.
L. Cornelius Sulla, 84-83 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.88g; 21mm).
Military Mint.

Obverse: L·SVLLA; diademed head of Venus facing right; before, Cupid holding palm to left.

Reverse: IMPER – ITERV; two trophies with jug and lituus between them.

References: Crawford 359/2; Sydenham 761a; BMCRR East 3; Cornelia 30.

Provenance: Ex Nomisma 58 (6 Nov 2018) Lot 76.

These coins were struck in the east, just before Sulla’s march on Rome. The fabric and style of these coins are certainly different from other Roman Republican denarii of the era, more eastern than Roman. Perhaps not obvious from my photo, the obverse is struck in very high relief and the reverse has pronounced cupping (from a convex reverse die, which more efficiently drives the metal into the high relief obverse die). The obverse honors Venus, whom Sulla considered his protectress. The jug and lituus on the reverse are suggestive of the office of Augur, but Crawford did not think Sulla was an Augur at the time these coins were produced. The implements may refer to an ancestor of Sulla that was an Augur, or, as Crawford surmises, to Sulla’s imperium. The trophies on the reverse refer to Sulla’s victories in the east against Mithradates. Two trophies were also used by Sulla in an issue of tetradrachms in the Athenian “New Style” form.

Sulla’s seizure of dictatorial power following his march on Rome (leading an army that was loyal to him, rather than to the state) became a paradigm for Roman political struggles thereafter. Julius Caesar would initiate similar consequences when he crossed the Rubicon at the head of his army 30+ years later. Unlike Sulla, Caesar showed no interest in resigning his power. Also unlike Sulla, Caesar would strike coins bearing his own likeness. Sulla’s portrait did not appear on a Roman coin until 25 years after Sulla’s death (See, Crawford 434/1).
1 commentsCarausius01/07/19 at 06:47Britanikus: Nice
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Lead seal - unknown eunuch 21 viewsUncertain. 7th-8th centuries. PB Seal (22mm, 10.95 g, 12h). Cross above monogram / +/KOVB[I]/KOVΛA[P]/ BACIΛIH/ XAPTOV/ΛAP in five lines. BLS –; DOCBS –. VF.

A koubikularios was a eunuch who served the emperor.

Ex CNG
1 commentsSosius01/06/19 at 22:28Gert: I think this monogram may solve Lat. STEFANI (so s...
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Syria, Antioch, 076 Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Prieur-405, AR-Tetradrachm, -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, Eagle standing left, #137 viewsSyria, Antioch, 076 Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Prieur-405, AR-Tetradrachm, -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, Eagle standing left, #1
avers: ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CЄΒ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.
reverse: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ЄΧΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑΤΟ Γ, Eagle standing left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak.
exergue: -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, diameter: 25,58 mm, weight: 13,760 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, date: 247 A.D., ref: Prieur-405, McAlee 1039a,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/06/19 at 16:12Canaan: i love Antiochian tets, nice one
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Artemis, Lydia, Sardeis9 viewsLydia, Sardeis
AE 27, 133-1 BC
Magistrate Artemidoros Moldi
Obv.: Draped bust of Artemis right; bow and quiver over shoulder
AE, 10.57g, 27mm
Ref.: SNG Munich 464, Waddington 5210

for obverse and reverse click here
1 commentsshanxi01/06/19 at 16:10Canaan: very nice highlight
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 649, Göbl 1632.c, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, Crescent/-//--, MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, #134 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 649, Göbl 1632.c, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, Crescent/-//--, MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, #1
avers: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped cuirassed bust right.
reverse: MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, wearing a helmet, carrying spear and shield. Branch in exergue.
exergue: -/-//Branch, diameter: 21,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,36g, axis: 6h,
mint: Antioch, date: ? A.D., ref: RIC V-I 649, p-, Göbl 1632.c, Sear -,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/06/19 at 14:55Stkp: very very nice example
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 668var., Göbl 1617.l, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, Crescent/-//--, VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, #133 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 668var., Göbl 1617.l, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, Crescent/-//--, VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, #1
avers: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped cuirassed bust right.
reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, resting the right hand on shield at feet left and holding spear in left hand. Crescent in the left field.
exergue: Crescent/-//--, diameter: 20,5-21,0mm, weight: 3,49g, axis: 11h,
mint: Antioch, date: ? A.D., ref: RIC V-I 668var., p-, Göbl 1617.l, Sear -,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/06/19 at 14:54Stkp: nice coin
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Licinius I (317-320 AD) AE3, Rome mint, Jupiter4 viewsRoman Imperial, Licinius I (317-320 AD) AE3, Rome mint

Obverse: IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa, globe and scepter.

Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Wreath in left field, Ɛ epsilon in right field. Mintmark: SMK.

Reference: RIC VII Cyzicus 9
1 commentsGil-galad01/06/19 at 09:21shanxi: very nice
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C.PVLCHER - Denarius, RRC 300/17 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 110-109 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R. Beaded border.

Reverse: Victory in a Biga; C. PVLCHER below. Beaded border

Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.01 gm.
Reference: Crawford 300/1
Provenance: Lucernae, 25-Jan-2010

Comments:
As do many issues of the last two decades of the 2nd century BC, this issue is usually found with very well executed dies in good style. The present coin is no exception. attractively toned coin, slight weakness at Roma’s visor, otherwise, GVF.
2 commentsSteve B501/06/19 at 09:18shanxi: nice toning
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Syria, Antioch, 076 Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Prieur-405, AR-Tetradrachm, -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, Eagle standing left, #137 viewsSyria, Antioch, 076 Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Prieur-405, AR-Tetradrachm, -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, Eagle standing left, #1
avers: ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CЄΒ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.
reverse: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ЄΧΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑΤΟ Γ, Eagle standing left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak.
exergue: -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, diameter: 25,58 mm, weight: 13,760 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, date: 247 A.D., ref: Prieur-405, McAlee 1039a,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/06/19 at 09:18shanxi: yes, nice
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22001 Valence Denier12 viewsValence Denier
Obv: + S APOLLINARS
cross pomme with annulet in second quarter.
Rev: + VRBS VALENTIA
Eagle standing facing

Anonymous. 13th century BI denier 18.2mm 1.3g

Thanks to shanxi for helping id.
2 commentsBlayne W01/06/19 at 07:42quadrans: Nice piece..
076pb_Philippus_II__(244-7_A_D_,_Caes,_247-9_A_D__Aug_),_Syria,_Antioch,_Prieur-405,_AR-Tetradrachm,_Eagle,_247_AD,_Q-001,_1h,_25,5mm,_13,76g-s~0.jpg
Syria, Antioch, 076 Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Prieur-405, AR-Tetradrachm, -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, Eagle standing left, #137 viewsSyria, Antioch, 076 Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Prieur-405, AR-Tetradrachm, -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, Eagle standing left, #1
avers: ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CЄΒ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.
reverse: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ЄΧΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑΤΟ Γ, Eagle standing left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak.
exergue: -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, diameter: 25,58 mm, weight: 13,760 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, date: 247 A.D., ref: Prieur-405, McAlee 1039a,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/06/19 at 02:52Jay GT4: Nice!
tranq~0.jpg
Tranquillina (241 - 244 A.D.)29 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding double cornuacopiae; in left field, L E.  year 5 (241/2 A.D.)
12.5g
24mm
Milne 3420 Emmett 3449
6 commentsMat01/06/19 at 01:54Blayne W: Great coin.
tranq~0.jpg
Tranquillina (241 - 244 A.D.)29 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding double cornuacopiae; in left field, L E.  year 5 (241/2 A.D.)
12.5g
24mm
Milne 3420 Emmett 3449
6 commentsMat01/06/19 at 00:17Randygeki(h2): Sweet addition Mat
RIC_T_317_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0317 Domitianus18 viewsObv : CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev : S C, Spes standing left, holding flower
AE/As (27.33 mm 11.522 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D.
RIC 317 (C, Titus), BMCRE 248 (Titus), BNF 257
Purchased from L.A.C. on VCoins
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/05/19 at 23:51David Atherton: I agree, looks Thracian. Is the flan convex?
039_Hunyadi-Matyas,_(Mathias-Corvinus),_(1458-1490_A_D_),_H-708,_C2-219,_U-557_d,_B-S,_P-208-4,_Buda,_1464,_Q-001,_7h,_16,0-17,09mm,_0,61g-s.jpg
039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-708, C2-219, U-557.d, P-208-04, B/S//--, #0142 views039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-708, C2-219, U-557.d, P-208-04, B/S//--, #01
avers: ✠MONЄTA•MAThIЄ•DЄ, Two-part Hungarian shield (Hungarian stripes, Krown and the lion of Hunyadi) in a circle, border of dots.
reverse: •RЄGIS•hVnGARIЄ•(left to right), Patriarchal cross on the crown in a circle, mint-mark on each side (B-S), the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: B/S//--, were struck by Stephan Kowách (by Pohl), diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 0,61g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, date: 1464 A.D., ref: Huszár-708, CNH-2-219, Unger-557.d, Pohl 208-04,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/05/19 at 20:45Stkp: very very nice example
039_Hunyadi-Matyas,_(Mathias-Corvinus),_(1458-1490_A_D_),_H-718,_C2-234,_U-564_f,_K-P,_P-219-4,_Kremnitz,_1472-78,_Q-001,_1h,_15,5-16,0mm,_0,53g-s.jpg
039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-718, C2-234, U-564.f, P-219-04, K/P//--, Madonna and child, #0138 views039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-718, C2-234, U-564.f, P-219-04, K/P//--, Madonna and child, #01
avers: ✠mOnЄTA•mAThIЄ•R•VnGARI, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion with Crown). Inside of the central shield, the raven standing and turning left. The ring in its beak, (Legend variation!).
reverse: •PATROn VnGARI•, Madonna sitting on a veil on her head, holding infant Jesus in her right arm, mint-mark on each side; border of dots,(Legend variation!).
exergue, mint mark: K/P//--, were struck by Paul Peck, (by Pohl), diameter: 15,5-16,0mm, weight: 0,53g, axis: 1h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica) by Pohl,
date: 1472-1478 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Huszár-718, CNH-2-234, Unger-564.f., Pohl-219-04,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/05/19 at 20:44Stkp: Very very nice
300-1-CClaudiusPulcher.jpg
C.PVLCHER - Denarius, RRC 300/17 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 110-109 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R. Beaded border.

Reverse: Victory in a Biga; C. PVLCHER below. Beaded border

Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.01 gm.
Reference: Crawford 300/1
Provenance: Lucernae, 25-Jan-2010

Comments:
As do many issues of the last two decades of the 2nd century BC, this issue is usually found with very well executed dies in good style. The present coin is no exception. attractively toned coin, slight weakness at Roma’s visor, otherwise, GVF.
2 commentsSteve B501/05/19 at 20:34quadrans: Nice piece..
AntonyXVIIClassicaeCombined.jpg
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Antony Legion XVII Classicae Denarius9 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius, 44-31 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.41g; 20mm).
Military Mint traveling with Antony, 32-1 BCE.

Obverse: ANT AVG LLL VIR R P C; galley facing right.

Reverse: LEG XVII CLASSICAE; Aquilia between two standards.

References: Crawford 544/10; Sydenham 1238; HCRI 373; BMCRR East 223; Antonia 128

Provenance: Ex Nomisma 58 (6 Nov 2018) Lot 214.

Produced by Antony in the lead-up to his final defeat at Actium by Octavian’s navy (commanded by Agrippa), the legionary series was a huge issue that recognized 23 legions under Antony’s command. These coins would continue to circulate throughout the Empire for several centuries after Antony’s loss, partly because their notoriously debased silver discouraged hoarding. Only 8 examples of the LEG XVII Classicae type appeared in the 1905 Delos hoard of 604 Antony Legionary denarii.

The Legio XVII Classicae was likely a legion of marines formed by Antony and disbanded after Actium. They were not the Legio XVII destroyed at Tuetoburg Forest under Varus in 9 CE.
2 commentsCarausius01/05/19 at 20:08Jay GT4: Great coin
22001.jpg
22001 Valence Denier12 viewsValence Denier
Obv: + S APOLLINARS
cross pomme with annulet in second quarter.
Rev: + VRBS VALENTIA
Eagle standing facing

Anonymous. 13th century BI denier 18.2mm 1.3g

Thanks to shanxi for helping id.
2 commentsBlayne W01/05/19 at 18:03Stkp: nice
rjb_2013_08_05.jpg
778cf50 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "[VIRTVS CAR]AVSI"
Helmeted bust left with spear and shield
Rev "FELICITAS AVG"
Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and cornucopia
Unmarked mint
RIC - (cf 778)
3 commentsmauseus01/05/19 at 17:10Harry G: Very nice coin!
rjb_2014_02_11.jpg
1128 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
AE antoninianus
Obv "CARAVSIVS AVG"
Radiate, helmeted & cuirassed bust left holding spear and shield
Rev "ADVENTVS AVG"
Carausius on horseback left, captive at feet
London mint
-/-//ML
RIC 11
1 commentsmauseus01/05/19 at 17:10Harry G: Very unusual piece - congrats!
rjb_2014_05_11.jpg
27521 viewsTacitus
AR Antoninianus
Lyon Mint
IMP C CL TACITVS AVG
Bust left, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum
PROVID DEOR
Providentia stg. l., holding baton in r. hand and cornucopiae in l. hand; at feet to l., globe.
RIC 49, Bastien 42
1 commentsmauseus01/05/19 at 17:09Harry G: Nice bust!
rjb_2015_07_s08.jpg
61217 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IM[P CARAVSIVS PF A]VG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "RENOVA [ROMANO]"
Wolf & twins right
London mint?
-/-//RSR
RIC 612
1 commentsmauseus01/05/19 at 17:08Harry G: Unusual type!
rjb_2015_01_01.jpg
2227 viewsAllectus 293-6
Antoninianus
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate bust left wearing trabea
LAETITIA AVG
Laetitia standing left holding wreath and anchor
London mint
S/A//ML
RIC 22
1 commentsmauseus01/05/19 at 17:07Harry G: Great, unusual bust! Congrats!
rjb_2017_02_01.jpg
Irregular Pax21 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE Antoninianus
Obv: "[IMP CARAVSIVS PF] AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left
Rev: "[PAX AVG]"
Pax standing left with vertical sceptre
Irregular mint
1 commentsmauseus01/05/19 at 17:07Harry G: Nice bust! Never seen one like this before!
rjb_2018_02_01.JPG
Vabalathus 415 viewsVabalathus
Antoninianus
Antioch Mint
IM C VHABALATHVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IVENVS AVG
Hercules standing right, head left, leaning on club and holding apples
RIC (Vabalathus) 4
2 commentsmauseus01/05/19 at 17:06Harry G: Very nice!
tranq~0.jpg
Tranquillina (241 - 244 A.D.)29 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding double cornuacopiae; in left field, L E.  year 5 (241/2 A.D.)
12.5g
24mm
Milne 3420 Emmett 3449
6 commentsMat01/05/19 at 16:59Harry G: Very nice!
Caracalla.png
Caracalla antoninianus7 viewsCaracalla Antoninianus

Obverse:
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
PM TR P XVIII COS IIII PP
Jupiter standing right, holding thunderbolt and scepter
2 commentsHarry G01/05/19 at 16:45Blayne W: Great reverse
249-1-Cederlind-3_83g.jpg
P. MAE ANT MF - Denarius, RRC 249/15 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 132 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R; voided X behind.

Reverse: Victory in Quadriga R.; P.MAE AT monogram to r. ROMA in exergue.

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.83 gm.
Reference: Crawford 249/1
Provenance: Tom Cederlind, private purchase, 30-Oct-2009

Comments: The issue is very common in relatively high grade.
Well centered attractively toned coin, about EF.
1 commentsSteve B501/05/19 at 16:32Carausius: Nice example, Steve!
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L. Procilius L.F., Denarius8 viewsRome mint, 80 BC
Head of Juno Sospita right, clad in goat’s skin, S . C behind
Juno Sospita in biga right holding spear and shield. A snake below biga. [L. PROCILI. F] at exergue
19,5 mm - 3.89 gr
Ref : RCV # 307, RSC, Procilia # 2
1 commentsPotator II01/05/19 at 16:17EB: Nicely photographed
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Maximinus II Daia, follis7 viewsMaximinus II Daia (308-313), follis, Alexandria mint, AD 312-313.
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right.
GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left holding head of Serapis left in right hand, cornucopia in left; star, N and palm-branch in left field, gamma in right, ALE in exergue.
5.10 gr - 21 mm.
Ref : RIC VI Alexandria 160b
From the zumbly collection, Ex CNG
1 commentsPotator II01/05/19 at 16:14EB: Excellent example!
AntonyXVIIClassicaeCombined.jpg
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Antony Legion XVII Classicae Denarius9 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius, 44-31 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.41g; 20mm).
Military Mint traveling with Antony, 32-1 BCE.

Obverse: ANT AVG LLL VIR R P C; galley facing right.

Reverse: LEG XVII CLASSICAE; Aquilia between two standards.

References: Crawford 544/10; Sydenham 1238; HCRI 373; BMCRR East 223; Antonia 128

Provenance: Ex Nomisma 58 (6 Nov 2018) Lot 214.

Produced by Antony in the lead-up to his final defeat at Actium by Octavian’s navy (commanded by Agrippa), the legionary series was a huge issue that recognized 23 legions under Antony’s command. These coins would continue to circulate throughout the Empire for several centuries after Antony’s loss, partly because their notoriously debased silver discouraged hoarding. Only 8 examples of the LEG XVII Classicae type appeared in the 1905 Delos hoard of 604 Antony Legionary denarii.

The Legio XVII Classicae was likely a legion of marines formed by Antony and disbanded after Actium. They were not the Legio XVII destroyed at Tuetoburg Forest under Varus in 9 CE.
2 commentsCarausius01/05/19 at 15:24Jordan Montgomery: Fantastic example! It's not often you see such...
tranq~0.jpg
Tranquillina (241 - 244 A.D.)29 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding double cornuacopiae; in left field, L E.  year 5 (241/2 A.D.)
12.5g
24mm
Milne 3420 Emmett 3449
6 commentsMat01/05/19 at 11:07shanxi: a beauty
tranq~0.jpg
Tranquillina (241 - 244 A.D.)29 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding double cornuacopiae; in left field, L E.  year 5 (241/2 A.D.)
12.5g
24mm
Milne 3420 Emmett 3449
6 commentsMat01/05/19 at 10:20quadrans: Great coin , and details,
tranq~0.jpg
Tranquillina (241 - 244 A.D.)29 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding double cornuacopiae; in left field, L E.  year 5 (241/2 A.D.)
12.5g
24mm
Milne 3420 Emmett 3449
6 commentsMat01/05/19 at 03:31Steve P: Fricken awesome! ... congrats Mat (total winner)
RIC_T_317_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0317 Domitianus18 viewsObv : CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev : S C, Spes standing left, holding flower
AE/As (27.33 mm 11.522 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D.
RIC 317 (C, Titus), BMCRE 248 (Titus), BNF 257
Purchased from L.A.C. on VCoins
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/04/19 at 22:46Jay GT4: Interesting piece
Andras_II_,_(1205-1235_AD),_AR-Denar,_H-215,_C1-179,_U-165,_Q-001,_2h,_17mm,_0,84g-s.jpg
H-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-215, CNH I.-179, U-165, AR-Denarius, #0151 viewsH-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-215, CNH I.-179, U-165, AR-Denarius, #01
avers: Trellised rectangle between two columns, patriarchal cross between two circles, amongst six dots between the columns, the border of dots.
reverse: Patriarchal cross, between two circles, amongst six dots, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0 mm, weight: 0,84 g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-215, CNH I.-179, Unger-165,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/04/19 at 21:19okidoki: great example,
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Caracalla antoninianus7 viewsCaracalla Antoninianus

Obverse:
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
PM TR P XVIII COS IIII PP
Jupiter standing right, holding thunderbolt and scepter
2 commentsHarry G01/04/19 at 21:16okidoki: very nice
RIC_T_317_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0317 Domitianus18 viewsObv : CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev : S C, Spes standing left, holding flower
AE/As (27.33 mm 11.522 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D.
RIC 317 (C, Titus), BMCRE 248 (Titus), BNF 257
Purchased from L.A.C. on VCoins
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/04/19 at 21:08okidoki: very nice
0242-410b.jpg
Mamaea, Alexandria tetradrachm6 viewsMamaea, Alexandria tetradrachm, AD 231-232 (year 11),
IOY MAMAIA CE MHTE CEB K CT , Diademed and draped bust of Mamaea right
Radiate and draped bust of Helios right. in front, palm-branch and behind LIA.
12.67gr.- 23.5mm
Ref : Emmett # 3205 (R4)
From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
1 commentsPotator II01/04/19 at 19:20shanxi: beautiful coin
RIC_T_317_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0317 Domitianus18 viewsObv : CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev : S C, Spes standing left, holding flower
AE/As (27.33 mm 11.522 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D.
RIC 317 (C, Titus), BMCRE 248 (Titus), BNF 257
Purchased from L.A.C. on VCoins
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/04/19 at 17:19curtislclay: Style might suggest Thracian mint rather than Rome...
1174_P_Hadrian_RPC--~0.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Eagle35 viewsReference.
RPC III, --; Metcalf --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate bust left.

Rev. COS III.
Eagle, with head right and wings spread, standing facing on thunderbolt.

10.15 gr
28 mm
12h
5 commentsokidoki01/04/19 at 16:29Harry G: Amazing bust - Congrats!
RIC_T_317_Domitianus.jpg
RIC 0317 Domitianus18 viewsObv : CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev : S C, Spes standing left, holding flower
AE/As (27.33 mm 11.522 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D.
RIC 317 (C, Titus), BMCRE 248 (Titus), BNF 257
Purchased from L.A.C. on VCoins
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/04/19 at 16:27quadrans: Nice one
Byzantium-lead-seal-031-s.jpg
Byzantium lead-seal, Virgin and eagle, #03188 viewsByzantium lead-seal, Virgin and eagle, #031
type: lead-seal, Virgin and eagle.
avers: The Virgin standing faceing, holding Christ in her hands and the Byzantion cross both side.
revers: Open-winged eagle, above his head a cruciform monogramm, name as "John".
size: 21,4x20,5mm,
weight: 9,51g,
date: cc. 6th. or 7th. century A.D.,
ref: ???
distribution: Byzantium,
Q-031
1 commentsquadrans01/04/19 at 14:37pogh_poor: Very handsome seal Pogh_poor
RIC_V-II_253F,_Carinus,_AE-Ant_,_IMP_CARINVS_P_F_AVG,_FIDES_MILITVM,_KAE,_Rome,_283-85_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_21,5-22mm,_3,15g-s.jpg
115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 253F, Rome, -/-//KAЄ, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #162 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 253F, Rome, -/-//KAЄ, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1
avers: IMP CARINVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left with a standard in each hand.
exergue: -/-//KAЄ, diameter: 21,5-22mm, weight:3,15g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 283-285 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 253F, p-,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/04/19 at 14:30Steve P: Great example, quadrans ... congrats
BCC_G28_Eros_Torch_Gem.jpg
BCC G2820 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio 1st-3rd cent.CE
Eros standing to left, leg crossed,
resting on inverted torch over altar.
Carnelian/Sard with iron oxide
remants of setting. Profile type: CA8,
convex top and flat bottom, upright oval.
10.5 x 8.5 x 3.0mm. wt:0.5gm.
The Caesarea Gem collections of Anit
Hamburger and the Hendler family both
illustrate a number of gems related to
Eros, but no exact parallels to this
type, which is well-known from provincial
coins of the Severan period (though not
found on coins from the Caesarea mint).
click for higher resolution
2 commentsv-drome01/04/19 at 05:26v-drome: Thank you, Quadrans
BCC_G28_Eros_Torch_Gem.jpg
BCC G2820 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio 1st-3rd cent.CE
Eros standing to left, leg crossed,
resting on inverted torch over altar.
Carnelian/Sard with iron oxide
remants of setting. Profile type: CA8,
convex top and flat bottom, upright oval.
10.5 x 8.5 x 3.0mm. wt:0.5gm.
The Caesarea Gem collections of Anit
Hamburger and the Hendler family both
illustrate a number of gems related to
Eros, but no exact parallels to this
type, which is well-known from provincial
coins of the Severan period (though not
found on coins from the Caesarea mint).
click for higher resolution
2 commentsv-drome01/04/19 at 04:15quadrans: Nice piece..
Carus.JPG
300 Carus29 viewsCarus

Antoninianus
DIVO CARO PIO; radiate head right / CONSECRATIO; Eagle standing left, head right. II in ex
Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 2nd officina. 10th emission of Carinus and Numerian, AD 284.

ex DS
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/03/19 at 20:23Harry G: Excellent silvering!
Diocletian_IOVI-AVGG_A.JPG
Struck A.D.290 - 291. DIOCLETIAN. AE Antoninianus of Lugdunum4 viewsObverse: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG. Radiate bust of Diocletian facing left, wearing Imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
Reverse: IOVI AVGG. Jupiter standing facing left, holding Victory on globe in his right hand and sceptre in his left; eagle to left at his feet; in exergue, A.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.1gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC Vii : 26 var
SCARCE
1 comments*Alex01/03/19 at 20:19Harry G: Nice bust! Never seen a type like this before! :-...
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22077 Trajan/Wolf at Bay 22 viewsTrajan/Wolf at Bay
Obv:IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG
Head of Trajan, laureate, right
Rev:S C
She-wolf walking left, at Bay
Rome 17mm 3.03g
RIC 694; Woytek 600b.

Ex Triskeles Auction sale 334
3 commentsBlayne W01/03/19 at 20:17Harry G: Great coin!
RIC_254_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0254 Vespasianus36 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate head right
Rev: S P Q R / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS, Within oak wreath
AE/sestertius (32.52 mm 24.59 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (3rd issue)
RIC 254 R2, BMCRE 573, BNF 551
Purchased on eBay from Mulcrow
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/03/19 at 16:06okidoki: Congrats very nice
Andras_II_,_(1205-1235_AD),_AR-Denar,_H-215,_C1-179,_U-165,_Q-001,_2h,_17mm,_0,84g-s.jpg
H-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-215, CNH I.-179, U-165, AR-Denarius, #0151 viewsH-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-215, CNH I.-179, U-165, AR-Denarius, #01
avers: Trellised rectangle between two columns, patriarchal cross between two circles, amongst six dots between the columns, the border of dots.
reverse: Patriarchal cross, between two circles, amongst six dots, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0 mm, weight: 0,84 g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-215, CNH I.-179, Unger-165,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/03/19 at 15:08Stkp: Fantastic
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Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)12 viewsAR Drachm 3.88g (PDC 39564)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ

Weight : 3.88 g.
Size : 21 mm.
1 commentsBritanikus01/03/19 at 14:10shanxi: nice example
Andras_II_,_(1205-1235_AD),_AR-Denar,_H-215,_C1-179,_U-165,_Q-001,_2h,_17mm,_0,84g-s.jpg
H-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-215, CNH I.-179, U-165, AR-Denarius, #0151 viewsH-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-215, CNH I.-179, U-165, AR-Denarius, #01
avers: Trellised rectangle between two columns, patriarchal cross between two circles, amongst six dots between the columns, the border of dots.
reverse: Patriarchal cross, between two circles, amongst six dots, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0 mm, weight: 0,84 g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-215, CNH I.-179, Unger-165,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/03/19 at 13:37*Alex: Another superb coin.
RIC_V-II_253F,_Carinus,_AE-Ant_,_IMP_CARINVS_P_F_AVG,_FIDES_MILITVM,_KAE,_Rome,_283-85_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_21,5-22mm,_3,15g-s.jpg
115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 253F, Rome, -/-//KAЄ, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #162 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 253F, Rome, -/-//KAЄ, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1
avers: IMP CARINVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left with a standard in each hand.
exergue: -/-//KAЄ, diameter: 21,5-22mm, weight:3,15g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 283-285 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 253F, p-,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/03/19 at 05:35Jay GT4: It's good Q
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Hadrian Denarius Salus9 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right / SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, holding patera, feeding serpent rising from altar to right. RIC 267 RSC 1334.

3.14gm.
1 commentsBritanikus01/03/19 at 05:33Jay GT4: That's a great reverse
Macedonia,_Under_Roman_Rule__after_148_BC_,__AE-20,_Heleted_Athena_right,_Bull_right,_AMNG_III-I,_210,_Hunter_8__Q-001,_11h,_20mm,_9,47g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Under Roman Rule, (after 148 B.C.), struck under questor Gaius Publius Tamios in the district of Bottiaia. AMNG III-I 210, AE-20, Bull grazing right, #144 viewsMacedonia, Under Roman Rule, (after 148 B.C.), struck under questor Gaius Publius Tamios in the district of Bottiaia. AMNG III-I 210, AE-20, Bull grazing right, #1
avers: Helmeted head of Athena right wearing the Attic helmet.
reverse: ΓAIOY TAMIOY above and beneath bull grazing right. ΠΛY monogram at top right, TB monogram in the lower center.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0mm, weight: 9,47g, axes:11h,
mint: Macedonia, Under Roman Rule, date: after 148 B.C., ref: AMNG III-I, 210, Hunter 8,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/03/19 at 04:40Stkp: very interesting
Istvan_V_,_((1245)1270-1272_A_D_),_REX_STEPAHS,_Pei_(Hebrew_letter),_H-352,_C1-292,_U-264,_Q-001,_7h,_11,5-12,5mm,_0,63g-s.jpg
H-352 István V., (Stephen V.), King of Hungary, ((1245)1270-1272 A.D.), H-352, CNH I.-292, U-264, AR-Denarius, Rare! #147 viewsH-352 István V., (Stephen V.), King of Hungary, ((1245)1270-1272 A.D.), H-352, CNH I.-292, U-264, AR-Denarius, Rare! #1
avers: RЄX STЄPAHS, Crowned head of the king left, the border of dots.
reverse: Hebrew letter (pe) between two animals prancing with their back to each other, looking backward, the border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5mm, weight: 0,63g, axis: 7h,
mint: , date: 1270-1272 A.D., ref: Huszár-352, CNH I.-292, Unger-264, Rare!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/03/19 at 02:57Stkp: very nice!
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Kamnaskires-Orodes81 viewsAE tetradrachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van't Haaff 12.1.1-3E
3 commentsRobert L301/03/19 at 00:06Schatz: My favorite! Beautiful strike and lovely tone.
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Titus RIC-23351 viewsĆ As, 11.89g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 233 (R3). BMC - .
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, December 2018. Ex Hirsch 317, 18 February 2016, lot 2027. Ex Hirsch 249, 6 February 2007, lot 1851.

The various stock Pax types struck for Titus are general carry-overs from Vespasian's reign and are normally seen on Titus' sestertii and asses. This as features a rare variant of the standing Pax type. She is seen here holding a cornucopiae instead of the much more common variant with caduceus. This reverse type with AVGVST instead of AVGVSTI is also extremely rare - only one specimen was known when the new RIC II.1 was published.

Fine style portrait and a pleasing coppery tone.
4 commentsDavid Atherton01/02/19 at 23:03curtislclay: RIC 233 quotes your coin from the photofile of the...
RIC_V-II_253F,_Carinus,_AE-Ant_,_IMP_CARINVS_P_F_AVG,_FIDES_MILITVM,_KAE,_Rome,_283-85_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_21,5-22mm,_3,15g-s.jpg
115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 253F, Rome, -/-//KAЄ, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #162 views115 Carinus (282-283 A.D. Caesar 283-285 A.D. Augustus), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 253F, Rome, -/-//KAЄ, FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, #1
avers: IMP CARINVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left with a standard in each hand.
exergue: -/-//KAЄ, diameter: 21,5-22mm, weight:3,15g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 283-285 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 253F, p-,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/02/19 at 22:35Blayne W: great portrait
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22028 Probus/ CLEMENTIA TEMP11 viewsProbus/ CLEMENTIA TEMP
OBV: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG
radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
REV: CLEMENTIA TEMP
Emperor standing right, holding sceptre and receiving globe from Jupiter, standing left, holding
sceptre
A in Centre XXI in Exergue
Mint: Antioch 21.9mm 3.8g
RIC V-2 Antioch 920
1 commentsBlayne W01/02/19 at 21:07quadrans: Nice one
Istvan_V_,_((1245)1270-1272_A_D_),_REX_STEPAHS,_Pei_(Hebrew_letter),_H-352,_C1-292,_U-264,_Q-001,_7h,_11,5-12,5mm,_0,63g-s.jpg
H-352 István V., (Stephen V.), King of Hungary, ((1245)1270-1272 A.D.), H-352, CNH I.-292, U-264, AR-Denarius, Rare! #147 viewsH-352 István V., (Stephen V.), King of Hungary, ((1245)1270-1272 A.D.), H-352, CNH I.-292, U-264, AR-Denarius, Rare! #1
avers: RЄX STЄPAHS, Crowned head of the king left, the border of dots.
reverse: Hebrew letter (pe) between two animals prancing with their back to each other, looking backward, the border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5mm, weight: 0,63g, axis: 7h,
mint: , date: 1270-1272 A.D., ref: Huszár-352, CNH I.-292, Unger-264, Rare!
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans01/02/19 at 19:32Blayne W: very nice coin
RIC_254_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0254 Vespasianus36 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate head right
Rev: S P Q R / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS, Within oak wreath
AE/sestertius (32.52 mm 24.59 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (3rd issue)
RIC 254 R2, BMCRE 573, BNF 551
Purchased on eBay from Mulcrow
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/02/19 at 19:27quadrans: Nice piece..
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Struck A.D.144 - 145. ANTONINUS PIUS. AR (Billon) Tetradrachm of Alexandria4 viewsObverse: ANTωNINOC CEB EVCEB. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: No legend. Serapis seated on throne facing left, holding sceptre in left hand and stretching right hand out over Kerberos at his feet. In field, L - H (= regnal year 8 = A.D.144-145).
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 12.54gms
Milne : 1792 | Geißen: 1440 | Dattari: 2366
1 comments*Alex01/02/19 at 19:27quadrans: Nice one
T233.jpg
Titus RIC-23351 viewsĆ As, 11.89g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 233 (R3). BMC - .
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, December 2018. Ex Hirsch 317, 18 February 2016, lot 2027. Ex Hirsch 249, 6 February 2007, lot 1851.

The various stock Pax types struck for Titus are general carry-overs from Vespasian's reign and are normally seen on Titus' sestertii and asses. This as features a rare variant of the standing Pax type. She is seen here holding a cornucopiae instead of the much more common variant with caduceus. This reverse type with AVGVST instead of AVGVSTI is also extremely rare - only one specimen was known when the new RIC II.1 was published.

Fine style portrait and a pleasing coppery tone.
4 commentsDavid Atherton01/02/19 at 18:20quadrans: Great piece .
1206_P_Hadrian_RPC970.jpg
0970 Hadrian, Cistophorus BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia mint 128 AD Octastyle temple16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 970; Metcalf B3; RSC 240; RIC II 461c

Issue Reverse legend includes COM BIT

Obv. IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG P P
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian r., seen from rear

Rev. COM - BIT (in field), ROM S P AVG (in entablature)
Octastye temple on podium of three steps

10.76 gr
25 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki01/02/19 at 16:34FlaviusDomitianus: Beautiful indeed.
RIC_254_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0254 Vespasianus36 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate head right
Rev: S P Q R / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS, Within oak wreath
AE/sestertius (32.52 mm 24.59 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (3rd issue)
RIC 254 R2, BMCRE 573, BNF 551
Purchased on eBay from Mulcrow
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/02/19 at 15:50David Atherton: Very nice.
T233.jpg
Titus RIC-23351 viewsĆ As, 11.89g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 233 (R3). BMC - .
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, December 2018. Ex Hirsch 317, 18 February 2016, lot 2027. Ex Hirsch 249, 6 February 2007, lot 1851.

The various stock Pax types struck for Titus are general carry-overs from Vespasian's reign and are normally seen on Titus' sestertii and asses. This as features a rare variant of the standing Pax type. She is seen here holding a cornucopiae instead of the much more common variant with caduceus. This reverse type with AVGVST instead of AVGVSTI is also extremely rare - only one specimen was known when the new RIC II.1 was published.

Fine style portrait and a pleasing coppery tone.
4 commentsDavid Atherton01/02/19 at 13:25Jay GT4: Amazing
RIC_254_Vespasianus.jpg
RIC 0254 Vespasianus36 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate head right
Rev: S P Q R / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS, Within oak wreath
AE/sestertius (32.52 mm 24.59 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (3rd issue)
RIC 254 R2, BMCRE 573, BNF 551
Purchased on eBay from Mulcrow
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/02/19 at 13:24Jay GT4: Love the green patina and bold reverse
T233.jpg
Titus RIC-23351 viewsĆ As, 11.89g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 233 (R3). BMC - .
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, December 2018. Ex Hirsch 317, 18 February 2016, lot 2027. Ex Hirsch 249, 6 February 2007, lot 1851.

The various stock Pax types struck for Titus are general carry-overs from Vespasian's reign and are normally seen on Titus' sestertii and asses. This as features a rare variant of the standing Pax type. She is seen here holding a cornucopiae instead of the much more common variant with caduceus. This reverse type with AVGVST instead of AVGVSTI is also extremely rare - only one specimen was known when the new RIC II.1 was published.

Fine style portrait and a pleasing coppery tone.
4 commentsDavid Atherton01/02/19 at 10:03FlaviusDomitianus: Congrats on acquiring such a great rarity!
T-3365,_Tacitus,_AE-Ant_,_IMP_C_M_CL_TACITVS_AVG_(D1),MART_I_P_ACIF_(M1c),_S,_RIC-145,_iss-1,_off-2,_Ticinum_275_AD,_Q-001,_1h,_21,5mm,_3,32g-s.jpg
110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3365, RIC V-I 145, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, MARTI PACIF, -/-//S, Bust-B1, Mars left, #149 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3365, RIC V-I 145, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, MARTI PACIF, -/-//S, Bust-B1, Mars left, #1
avers: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1).
reverse: MART I P ACIF, Mars in military dress walking left, holding an olive branch in right hand, transverse spear and long oval shield in left hand. (Mars 1c).
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 3,32g, axes: 1h,
mint: Ticinum, iss.-1., off.-2., date: 275 AD., ref: RIC-145., T-(Estiot)-3365, C-,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/01/19 at 23:01Steve P: Fantastic Mars reverse
136_Constantinus_I__Nicomedia_RIC_VII_188D,_AE-Follis,_CONSTANTI_NVS_MAX_AVG,_GLOR_IA_EXERC_ITVS,_SMND,_330-35_AD,_Q-001,_11h,_17,5m,_2,48gx-s.jpg
136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Nicomedia, RIC VII 188Δ, AE-Follis, -/-//SMNΔ, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with two standards, #137 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Nicomedia, RIC VII 188Δ, AE-Follis, -/-//SMNΔ, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with two standards, #1
avers: CONSTANTI NVS MAX AVG, Laurel and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: GLOR IA EXERC ITVS, Two soldiers helmeted, standing facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground, between the two standards.
exergue: -/-//SMNΔ, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,48g, axis: 11h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: 330-335 A.D., ref: RIC VII 188Δ,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/01/19 at 23:00Steve P: Wow => that coin looks minty fresh! (brand new)
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2115 JOHN III DUCAS AE Tetarteron SBCV- 2115 DOC 5712 views

OBV Head of Cherub with 4 wings, Pellets flanking on l. side

REV John III seated facing on throne with back, wearing stamma with pendilia, chlamys, holding labarum and gl cr.

Size 19.33mm

Weight 1.974 gm
2 commentsSimon01/01/19 at 22:21quadrans: Another nice piece
c5.jpg
1968d MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1968 DOC 15 CLBC 4.4.27 viewsOBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia

Size 20.53mm

Weight 4.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC lists 34 examples with weights from 2.32 to 4.9gm and size from 17mm to 22mm

The coins only flaw, wear on the Virgins face. Other that near perfect centering and a wonderful reverse strike.
2 commentsSimon01/01/19 at 22:21quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
136_Constantinus_I__Nicomedia_RIC_VII_188D,_AE-Follis,_CONSTANTI_NVS_MAX_AVG,_GLOR_IA_EXERC_ITVS,_SMND,_330-35_AD,_Q-001,_11h,_17,5m,_2,48gx-s~0.jpg
Nicomedia, RIC VII 188Δ, 136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), AE-Follis, -/-//SMNΔ, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with two standards, #133 viewsNicomedia, RIC VII 188Δ, 136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), AE-Follis, -/-//SMNΔ, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers with two standards, #1
avers: CONSTANTI NVS MAX AVG, Laurel and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: GLOR IA EXERC ITVS, Two soldiers helmeted, standing facing one another, reversed spear in outer hands, inner hands on shields resting on the ground, between the two standards.
exergue: -/-//SMNΔ, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,48g, axis: 11h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: 330-335 A.D., ref: RIC VII 188Δ,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/01/19 at 22:18Simon: Wow, awesome portrait.
c5.jpg
1968d MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1968 DOC 15 CLBC 4.4.27 viewsOBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right hand scepter cruciger and in l. anexikakia

Size 20.53mm

Weight 4.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues

DOC lists 34 examples with weights from 2.32 to 4.9gm and size from 17mm to 22mm

The coins only flaw, wear on the Virgins face. Other that near perfect centering and a wonderful reverse strike.
2 commentsSimon01/01/19 at 22:14Stkp: nice one
HUN_Karoly_Huszar_488.jpg
Huszár 488, Pohl 45, Unger 385, Réthy II 44, Frynas 24.3915 viewsHungary. Charles Robert/Károly Róbert (1307-1342).

AR denar (average weight 0.353 g.), .26 g., 11.59 mm. max., 0°

Obv: + [M] REGIS KAROLI, Shield with Angevin fleur-de-lis and Árpádian stripes, annulets flanking and above.

Rev: Dragon facing right, cross above.

The type was struck in 1335 per Huszár, Pohl, Unger, Frynas and Gyöngyössy, although that date is tentative per Pohl and Gyöngyössy.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Unger rarity 25, Frynas rarity N.
2 commentsStkp01/01/19 at 18:16quadrans: Great piece ..I like it this dragon..
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2115 JOHN III DUCAS AE Tetarteron SBCV- 2115 DOC 5712 views

OBV Head of Cherub with 4 wings, Pellets flanking on l. side

REV John III seated facing on throne with back, wearing stamma with pendilia, chlamys, holding labarum and gl cr.

Size 19.33mm

Weight 1.974 gm
2 commentsSimon01/01/19 at 17:59shanxi: interesting obverse
HUN_Karoly_Huszar_488.jpg
Huszár 488, Pohl 45, Unger 385, Réthy II 44, Frynas 24.3915 viewsHungary. Charles Robert/Károly Róbert (1307-1342).

AR denar (average weight 0.353 g.), .26 g., 11.59 mm. max., 0°

Obv: + [M] REGIS KAROLI, Shield with Angevin fleur-de-lis and Árpádian stripes, annulets flanking and above.

Rev: Dragon facing right, cross above.

The type was struck in 1335 per Huszár, Pohl, Unger, Frynas and Gyöngyössy, although that date is tentative per Pohl and Gyöngyössy.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Unger rarity 25, Frynas rarity N.
2 commentsStkp01/01/19 at 17:58shanxi: nice dragon
Istvan_V_,_((1245)1270-1272_A_D_),_STEPAN_REGIS,_MONETA,_H-342,_C1-284,_U-270,_Q-001,_1h,_15mm,_0,61g-s.jpg
H-342 István V., (Stephen V.), King of Hungary, ((1245)1270-1272 A.D.), H-342, CNH I.-284, U-270, AR-Denarius, Very Rare!43 viewsH-342 István V., (Stephen V.), King of Hungary, ((1245)1270-1272 A.D.), H-342, CNH I.-284, U-270, AR-Denarius, Very Rare!
avers: STЄPAN RЄGIS, King seated facing on the arch in a circle of dots, holding a cross, border of dots
reverse: Patriarchal cross amongst circles, dots, and M - O / ͶЄ - TA, the border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0mm, weight: 0,61g, axis: 1h,
mint: , date: 1270-1272 A.D., ref: Huszár-342, CNH I.-284, Unger-270, Very Rare!
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/01/19 at 16:59Mat: Nice addition
Istvan_V_,_((1245)1270-1272_A_D_),_STEPAN_REGIS,_MONETA,_H-342,_C1-284,_U-270,_Q-001,_1h,_15mm,_0,61g-s.jpg
H-342 István V., (Stephen V.), King of Hungary, ((1245)1270-1272 A.D.), H-342, CNH I.-284, U-270, AR-Denarius, Very Rare!43 viewsH-342 István V., (Stephen V.), King of Hungary, ((1245)1270-1272 A.D.), H-342, CNH I.-284, U-270, AR-Denarius, Very Rare!
avers: STЄPAN RЄGIS, King seated facing on the arch in a circle of dots, holding a cross, border of dots
reverse: Patriarchal cross amongst circles, dots, and M - O / ͶЄ - TA, the border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0mm, weight: 0,61g, axis: 1h,
mint: , date: 1270-1272 A.D., ref: Huszár-342, CNH I.-284, Unger-270, Very Rare!
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/01/19 at 15:26Stkp: Congratulations!
Republic_-_Cassius_2~0.jpg
ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Cassius Longinus89 viewsRome
55 BC
head of young Jupiter (or Bonus Eventus or Genius Populi Romani)* right, scepter behind
eagle on thunderbolt right, lituus on left and jug on right
Q·CASSIVS
SRCV I 391, Sydenham 916, Crawford 428/3, BMCRR 3868, RSC I Cassia 7
4,03g
ex Aurea Numismatika

* The sceptrum, fulmen and aquila point to this being the bust of a young Jupiter, for whom such insignia are normally reserved. The priestly implements on the reverse likely allude to an ancestor who belonged to the college of pontiffs, and if we take the symbolism of this coin to be in reference to Jupiter, then it is probable that this coin is in reference to a family member who was once Flamen Dialis, (high priest of Jupiter), a position of great importance and privilege in Rome that entitled the holder of that office to many honours, including the right to a lictor, the toga praetexta, the sella curulis, and to a seat in the Senate. (ROMA NUMISMATICS historical articles)
4 commentsJohny SYSEL01/01/19 at 14:13*Alex: Beautiful.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Appuleius Saturninus, AR Denarius - Crawford 317/28 viewsRome, The Republic.
L. Appuleius Saturninus, 101 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.92g; 18mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Saturn driving fast quadriga right, holding harpa; ROMA in exergue.

Reverse: Saturn driving fast quadriga right, holding harpa; ·V below; L·SATVRN in exergue.

References: Crawford 317/2; Sydenham 580 (R6); BMCRR 1561-3; Appuleia 3.

Provenance: Ex P&P Santamaria (4 May 1961) Lot 150.

The type is one of an interesting series of three types by Saturninus, two of which depict Saturn as a naming pun. The first of the three types is a standard Roma head/quadriga; the second has Roma heads on both sides of the coin; the third (this coin) has quadrigae on both sides of the coin. The letter control marks on this double-quadriga type are unique to each die.  Crawford attributed Saturninus' coinage to 104 BCE; but H.B. Mattingly, in Essays Hersh (1998), argues for a slightly later date based on a consensus that Saturninus was Quaestor in 104 BCE. 

Saturninus was Quaestor in 104 BCE and Tribune of the Plebs in 103 and 100 BCE. He was a supporter of Marius and as Tribune he engaged in a series of aggressive political maneuvers including introducing land grants for Marius’ veterans. During an election, he arranged the brutal murder of the political rival of one of his allies, and this proved to be his downfall. Cornered and captured by a militia assembled by Marius himself, Saturninus and his conspirators were ultimately killed by a lynch mob.
1 commentsCarausius01/01/19 at 14:00*Alex: 👍 Nice
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H-342 István V., (Stephen V.), King of Hungary, ((1245)1270-1272 A.D.), H-342, CNH I.-284, U-270, AR-Denarius, Very Rare!43 viewsH-342 István V., (Stephen V.), King of Hungary, ((1245)1270-1272 A.D.), H-342, CNH I.-284, U-270, AR-Denarius, Very Rare!
avers: STЄPAN RЄGIS, King seated facing on the arch in a circle of dots, holding a cross, border of dots
reverse: Patriarchal cross amongst circles, dots, and M - O / ͶЄ - TA, the border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0mm, weight: 0,61g, axis: 1h,
mint: , date: 1270-1272 A.D., ref: Huszár-342, CNH I.-284, Unger-270, Very Rare!
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/01/19 at 13:58*Alex: Congratulations on a nice find.
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Byzantine, Anonymous Follis, SB 1867var, AE-Follis, Class G, MP/QV//--, (Romanus IV. (1068-1071 A.D.)), Constantinopolis,110 viewsAnonymous Follis, SB 1867var, AE-Follis, Class G, MP/QV//--, (Romanus IV. (1068-1071 A.D.)), Constantinopolis,
averse: Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and rising right hand in benediction, in left hand, to scroll, to left IC to right XC, border of large pellets.
reverse: MP-QV to left and right of Mary, nimbate, hands raised, all inside border of large pellets.
exergue: MP/QV//--, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 4,09g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinopolis, date: 1068-1071 A.D., ref:SB 1867var???, p-379,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans01/01/19 at 13:48Simon: I would have said Class K. A exceptional class k.
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Huszár 722, Pohl 223-1 var. (O over P/rosette), Unger 567b&e var. (same), Réthy II 232, Frynas 34.40, Kaplan Subtype A14 viewsHungary. Matthias/Mátyás Hunyadi ("Corvinus") (1458-1490)

AR denar (average fineness of approximately .500 silver, and an average weight of .59023 g.), .61 g., 15.80 mm. max., 180°

Obv: + M [•] MATHIE [• R] • VNGARIE •, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), raven with ring on branch in escutcheon, pellets to sides.

Rev: PATRON - VNGARIE, Nimbate crowned Madonna with nimbate infant Jesus to her right, K-O/P/rosette (mintmark) in fields.

The type was struck in 1487-1490 (per Pohl and Gyöngyössy) or 1489-1490 (per Huszár and Unger) or 1489 per Frynas. This mintmark is unrecorded. Coins of the type bearing a similar mark (K-P/rosette without the O over the P) were struck in Körmöcbánya/Kremnitz, now Kremnica, Slovakia, by Peter Schaider, oberkammergraf (per Pohl), in 1489 (per Pohl & Unger).

Huszár/Pohl rarity 10, Unger rarity 7, Frynas rarity C. This type is comprised of three subtypes, with Kaplan Subtype A accounting for around 70% of the coins. This mintmark is unrecorded.

Kaplan Subtype A has pellets to the sides of the shield. It is depicted in Pohl, and also in Unger and Réthy (albeit inaccurately; they do not depict a ring prominently in the raven’s beak).
2 commentsStkp01/01/19 at 11:02okidoki: happy new year
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Demos, Artemis, biga11 viewsLydia. Hierocaesaraea
Time of Commodus
Bronze, Ć 27
Obv: ΔΗΜΟС, Head of youthful Demos right
Rev: IEPOKAICAPEΩN, Artemis driving biga of stags right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver on back.
Ć, 27.4mm, 8.67g
RPC online -, Martin 1, SNG Hunterian 1377
2 commentsshanxi01/01/19 at 10:36quadrans: Nice piece..
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BCC G122 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
1st-2nd century CE
Zeus seated, holding staff and
thunderbolts, eagle to right.
Chalcedony 9x12mm. Profile: C8A,
slightly convex top, flat bottom,
wide upright oval.
cf. Hendler Collection #1
cf. Hamburger #9
Surface find, 1972
(click on photo for higher resolution)
2 commentsv-drome01/01/19 at 10:35quadrans: Nice piece..
HUN_Matyas_Huszar_722_Pohl_223-1_var.jpg
Huszár 722, Pohl 223-1 var. (O over P/rosette), Unger 567b&e var. (same), Réthy II 232, Frynas 34.40, Kaplan Subtype A14 viewsHungary. Matthias/Mátyás Hunyadi ("Corvinus") (1458-1490)

AR denar (average fineness of approximately .500 silver, and an average weight of .59023 g.), .61 g., 15.80 mm. max., 180°

Obv: + M [•] MATHIE [• R] • VNGARIE •, Four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion), raven with ring on branch in escutcheon, pellets to sides.

Rev: PATRON - VNGARIE, Nimbate crowned Madonna with nimbate infant Jesus to her right, K-O/P/rosette (mintmark) in fields.

The type was struck in 1487-1490 (per Pohl and Gyöngyössy) or 1489-1490 (per Huszár and Unger) or 1489 per Frynas. This mintmark is unrecorded. Coins of the type bearing a similar mark (K-P/rosette without the O over the P) were struck in Körmöcbánya/Kremnitz, now Kremnica, Slovakia, by Peter Schaider, oberkammergraf (per Pohl), in 1489 (per Pohl & Unger).

Huszár/Pohl rarity 10, Unger rarity 7, Frynas rarity C. This type is comprised of three subtypes, with Kaplan Subtype A accounting for around 70% of the coins. This mintmark is unrecorded.

Kaplan Subtype A has pellets to the sides of the shield. It is depicted in Pohl, and also in Unger and Réthy (albeit inaccurately; they do not depict a ring prominently in the raven’s beak).
2 commentsStkp01/01/19 at 10:18quadrans: Nice and Interesting piece..
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RIC 2, p.222, 388 - Julia Titi Flavia, Venus 8 viewsJulia Titi Flavia
Augusta AD 178-182
AR Denarius
Obv.: : IVLIA AVGVSTA TITI AVGVSTI F.,Draped bust right.
Rev.: VENVS AVGVST, Venus standing right, back facing, leaning upon column to left, holding helmet and sceptre.
Ag, 3.20g, 20mm
Ref.: RIC II 388 [C2], CRE 8 [S]
1 commentsshanxi01/01/19 at 08:50David Atherton: Nice example.
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0972 Hadrian, Cistophorus BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia mint 128 AD Octastyle temple18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 972; RIC II 459a; RSC 241

Issue Reverse legend includes COM BIT

Obv. IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG P P
Bare head of Hadrian, right

Rev. COM - BIT (in field), ROM S P AVG (in entablature)
Tetrastyle temple on podium of three steps; within, togate male standing r. holding spear in r. and Victory in left

9.89 gr
25 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki01/01/19 at 08:49David Atherton: Utterly superb!
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0970 Hadrian, Cistophorus BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia mint 128 AD Octastyle temple16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 970; Metcalf B3; RSC 240; RIC II 461c

Issue Reverse legend includes COM BIT

Obv. IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG P P
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian r., seen from rear

Rev. COM - BIT (in field), ROM S P AVG (in entablature)
Octastye temple on podium of three steps

10.76 gr
25 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki01/01/19 at 08:49David Atherton: Tremendous!
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesus, Domitia, Venus12 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesus
Cistophorus (AD 82-96).
Obv.: DOMITIA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
Rev.: VENVS AVG, Venus standing right, back facing, leaning upon column to left, holding helmet and sceptre.
Ag, 10.39g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC˛ 847 (Domitian); RPC II 870.
2 commentsshanxi01/01/19 at 08:49David Atherton: Nice rarity!
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VIII - DOMITIANUS -c- As RIC II˛ /75644 viewsAv) IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PERP P
Laureate head right

Rv) MONETA AVGVSTI SC
Moneta standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae

Weight:10,79g; Ř: 28mm; Reference: RIC II˛ /756;
ROME mint; struck: 92 A.D. - 94 A.D:
3 commentssulcipius01/01/19 at 06:07B-Chicago: Best in show
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, AR Denarius - Crawford 419/1c11 viewsRome, The Republic.
M. Lepidus, 61 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.97g; 20mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Laureate and diademed female head, facing right; palm branch behind.

Reverse: Horseman advancing toward right with trophy over l shoulder; AN. XV. P.H.O.C.S. around; M.LEPIDVS in exergue.

References: Crawford 419/1c; Sydenham 830a; BMCRR 3644; Aemilia 22.

Provenance: Ex Fernandez Coll. [Aureo & Calico Alba Longa Auction (7 Nov 2018) Lot 85]; Leo Benz Collection [Lanz 88 (23 Nov 1988) Lot 118]; Künst und Münzen 18 (June 1978), Lot 250.

This coin was produced by Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, later triumvir with Octavian and Antony, during his early political career. The reverse celebrates the Second Punic War heroism of his ancestor, also named M. Aemilius Lepidus, who killed an enemy and saved a citizen at the age of 15 and in whose honor a statue was erected in Rome. That statue may be depicted on this coin. The reverse inscription abbreviates “AN[norum] XV PR[ogressus] H[ostem] O[ccidit], C[ivem] S[ervavit]” (Aged 15, he killed an enemy and saved a citizen.)
2 commentsCarausius01/01/19 at 05:51Carausius: Thanks Jay. There are several varieties, some with...
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, AR Denarius - Crawford 419/1c11 viewsRome, The Republic.
M. Lepidus, 61 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.97g; 20mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Laureate and diademed female head, facing right; palm branch behind.

Reverse: Horseman advancing toward right with trophy over l shoulder; AN. XV. P.H.O.C.S. around; M.LEPIDVS in exergue.

References: Crawford 419/1c; Sydenham 830a; BMCRR 3644; Aemilia 22.

Provenance: Ex Fernandez Coll. [Aureo & Calico Alba Longa Auction (7 Nov 2018) Lot 85]; Leo Benz Collection [Lanz 88 (23 Nov 1988) Lot 118]; Künst und Münzen 18 (June 1978), Lot 250.

This coin was produced by Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, later triumvir with Octavian and Antony, during his early political career. The reverse celebrates the Second Punic War heroism of his ancestor, also named M. Aemilius Lepidus, who killed an enemy and saved a citizen at the age of 15 and in whose honor a statue was erected in Rome. That statue may be depicted on this coin. The reverse inscription abbreviates “AN[norum] XV PR[ogressus] H[ostem] O[ccidit], C[ivem] S[ervavit]” (Aged 15, he killed an enemy and saved a citizen.)
2 commentsCarausius01/01/19 at 05:08Jay GT4: Great type and nice strike. Mine doesn't have...
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, M. Sergius Silus, AR Denarius - Crawford 286/110 viewsRome, The Republic.
M. Sergius Silus, 116-115 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.94g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Head of Roma in winged helmet, facing right; ROMA and * (mark of value) behind; EX S C before.

Reverse: Horseman galloping left, holding severed head and sword in extended left hand; Q and M SERGI below horse; SILVS in exergue.

References: Crawford 286/1; Sydenham 544; BMCRR (Italy) 512; Sergia 1.

Provenance: Ex Nomisma 58 (6 Nov 2018) Lot 165.

M. Sergius Silus struck this coin as quaestor by special decree of the Senate. The coin celebrates the deeds of the quaestor’s ancestor, also named M. Sergius Silus, the great grandfather of Cataline (the infamous conspirator prosecuted by Cicero). During the Second Punic War, he lost his right hand in battle, and fitted a prosthesis that allowed him to hold a shield. Thus, he is depicted holding both his sword and the severed head of a foe in his LEFT hand.
1 commentsCarausius01/01/19 at 05:04Jay GT4: Nice severed head
BCC_G1_Zeus_Eagle_Gem.jpg
BCC G122 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
1st-2nd century CE
Zeus seated, holding staff and
thunderbolts, eagle to right.
Chalcedony 9x12mm. Profile: C8A,
slightly convex top, flat bottom,
wide upright oval.
cf. Hendler Collection #1
cf. Hamburger #9
Surface find, 1972
(click on photo for higher resolution)
2 commentsv-drome01/01/19 at 05:04Jay GT4: That's a great seal
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Christina, Queen  of Sweden (1632 - 1654 A.D.)14 viewsBI Solidus
O: CHRISTINA D G R S, Monogram of Christina under crown, Vasa royal crown within monogram.
R: SOLIDVS · CIVI : RIG, Crossed keys in ornamented shield surrounded by legend, 37.
Minted in Riga 1637
16mm
.64g
KM 21
4 commentsMat01/01/19 at 01:02quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Christina, Queen  of Sweden (1632 - 1654 A.D.)14 viewsBI Solidus
O: CHRISTINA D G R S, Monogram of Christina under crown, Vasa royal crown within monogram.
R: SOLIDVS · CIVI : RIG, Crossed keys in ornamented shield surrounded by legend, 37.
Minted in Riga 1637
16mm
.64g
KM 21
4 commentsMat12/31/18 at 23:31*Alex: Lovely little coin - I like it.
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Christina, Queen  of Sweden (1632 - 1654 A.D.)14 viewsBI Solidus
O: CHRISTINA D G R S, Monogram of Christina under crown, Vasa royal crown within monogram.
R: SOLIDVS · CIVI : RIG, Crossed keys in ornamented shield surrounded by legend, 37.
Minted in Riga 1637
16mm
.64g
KM 21
4 commentsMat12/31/18 at 23:16Stkp: well centered for the type
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Demos, Artemis, biga11 viewsLydia. Hierocaesaraea
Time of Commodus
Bronze, Ć 27
Obv: ΔΗΜΟС, Head of youthful Demos right
Rev: IEPOKAICAPEΩN, Artemis driving biga of stags right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver on back.
Ć, 27.4mm, 8.67g
RPC online -, Martin 1, SNG Hunterian 1377
2 commentsshanxi12/31/18 at 23:10Stkp: very nice!
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22032 Gallienus VIRTVS AVG15 viewsGallienus/ VIRTVS AVG
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG
Gallienus facing right, Radiate, cuirassed
Rev: VIRTVS AVG
Hercules standing right holding club and apple
VIIC in Exergue
Mint:Antioch 21.3mm 3g
RIC V-1 (S), Asian Mint 623; Goebl 1647b; Sear 10404
2 commentsBlayne W12/31/18 at 23:08Stkp: nice example
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22077 Trajan/Wolf at Bay 22 viewsTrajan/Wolf at Bay
Obv:IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG
Head of Trajan, laureate, right
Rev:S C
She-wolf walking left, at Bay
Rome 17mm 3.03g
RIC 694; Woytek 600b.

Ex Triskeles Auction sale 334
3 commentsBlayne W12/31/18 at 23:08Stkp: nice
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Christina, Queen  of Sweden (1632 - 1654 A.D.)14 viewsBI Solidus
O: CHRISTINA D G R S, Monogram of Christina under crown, Vasa royal crown within monogram.
R: SOLIDVS · CIVI : RIG, Crossed keys in ornamented shield surrounded by legend, 37.
Minted in Riga 1637
16mm
.64g
KM 21
4 commentsMat12/31/18 at 23:03Jay GT4: Nice!
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0970 Hadrian, Cistophorus BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia mint 128 AD Octastyle temple16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 970; Metcalf B3; RSC 240; RIC II 461c

Issue Reverse legend includes COM BIT

Obv. IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG P P
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian r., seen from rear

Rev. COM - BIT (in field), ROM S P AVG (in entablature)
Octastye temple on podium of three steps

10.76 gr
25 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki12/31/18 at 22:08Jay GT4: Like it!
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ATTICA, Athens. AR Tetradrachm37 viewsCirca 454-404 B.C. 17.15 grams. Obverse: archaizing head of Athena right. Reverse: owl standing right, olive sprig left upper corner with crescent moon below, ethnic to right field, all within incuse square. Kroll 8. HGC 4, 1597. SNG Copenhagen 31. SNG Munchen 49. Dewing 1591-7. Gulbenkian 519-21. Kraay & Hirmer 362. Choice EF, well centered, high relief (as usual).
Ex CNG
The quintessential "Old Style" or "Classical Style" silver tetradrachm representative coin of Classical Athens called "glaukes" or owls. Silver probably came from the mines of Laurion or from member city states of the Delian League. Countless articles and exhaustive studies had been made regarding the enormous output of these coins during its remarkable existence. One of the early trade coins of the ancient world and undeniably well travelled from the Pillars of Hercules to ancient India, hence its ubiquitous nature. What more could be said of it?
3 commentsJason T12/31/18 at 18:39quadrans: Another nice piece
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CILICIA, Kelenderis. AR Stater26 viewsCirca 430-420 B.C. 10.63 grams. Obverse: nude youth (ephebus) dismounting from horse rearing left. Reverse: goat kneeling left, head turned right, ivy branch above. Casabonne Type 2, Celenderis 14 (same dies). SNG BN 48 (same dies, but letter removed on obverse). SNG von Aulock 5624 (same dies). Near EF, lightly toned. Well struck.
Ex CNG
One of the most underrated Ancient Greek coin because of its static iconography and (seemingly) insignificance of the place where it came from (only few ancient sources mentioned the city of Kelenderis located in Cilicia in Asia Minor-aside from few facts we know that it was the easternmost member of the Delian League and founded by the Greeks from Samos in the 8th century B.C. on an earlier Phoenician settlement). One need to take another glance to discover and marvel at the remarkable level of artistry put into the design on these series of coins of Kelenderis that might otherwise get overlooked.
2 commentsJason T12/31/18 at 18:39quadrans: Nice one
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22077 Trajan/Wolf at Bay 22 viewsTrajan/Wolf at Bay
Obv:IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG
Head of Trajan, laureate, right
Rev:S C
She-wolf walking left, at Bay
Rome 17mm 3.03g
RIC 694; Woytek 600b.

Ex Triskeles Auction sale 334
3 commentsBlayne W12/31/18 at 17:17quadrans: Another nice piece
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22031 Askelopsis/Pergamon15 viewsAskelopsis/Pergamon
EΠI ΠEPΓAMOY
Head of Asklepios right
ΠEPΓAMHNΩN
Eagle standing on thunderbolt
Pergamon, Mysia, 22mm 8.22 g
SNG France 1864

Thanks to shanxi and Altamura for help identifying.

1 commentsBlayne W12/31/18 at 17:17quadrans: Nice piece..
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22032 Gallienus VIRTVS AVG15 viewsGallienus/ VIRTVS AVG
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG
Gallienus facing right, Radiate, cuirassed
Rev: VIRTVS AVG
Hercules standing right holding club and apple
VIIC in Exergue
Mint:Antioch 21.3mm 3g
RIC V-1 (S), Asian Mint 623; Goebl 1647b; Sear 10404
2 commentsBlayne W12/31/18 at 17:15quadrans: Nice one
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22052 Gallienus Wolf23 viewsGallienus/Shewolf
Obv: IMP LICIN GALLIENV
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev COL AVG-TRO
She-wolf standing right, suckling Romulus and Remus.

Alexandreia, Troas 20.2 mm 4.62 g
Bellinger 459; SNG Cop 200-201; BMC 184; Lindgren I A343A
4 commentsBlayne W12/31/18 at 17:15quadrans: Nice one
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ATTICA, Athens. AR Tetradrachm37 viewsCirca 454-404 B.C. 17.15 grams. Obverse: archaizing head of Athena right. Reverse: owl standing right, olive sprig left upper corner with crescent moon below, ethnic to right field, all within incuse square. Kroll 8. HGC 4, 1597. SNG Copenhagen 31. SNG Munchen 49. Dewing 1591-7. Gulbenkian 519-21. Kraay & Hirmer 362. Choice EF, well centered, high relief (as usual).
Ex CNG
The quintessential "Old Style" or "Classical Style" silver tetradrachm representative coin of Classical Athens called "glaukes" or owls. Silver probably came from the mines of Laurion or from member city states of the Delian League. Countless articles and exhaustive studies had been made regarding the enormous output of these coins during its remarkable existence. One of the early trade coins of the ancient world and undeniably well travelled from the Pillars of Hercules to ancient India, hence its ubiquitous nature. What more could be said of it?
3 commentsJason T12/31/18 at 14:48Dino: Great Coin!
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CILICIA, Kelenderis. AR Stater26 viewsCirca 430-420 B.C. 10.63 grams. Obverse: nude youth (ephebus) dismounting from horse rearing left. Reverse: goat kneeling left, head turned right, ivy branch above. Casabonne Type 2, Celenderis 14 (same dies). SNG BN 48 (same dies, but letter removed on obverse). SNG von Aulock 5624 (same dies). Near EF, lightly toned. Well struck.
Ex CNG
One of the most underrated Ancient Greek coin because of its static iconography and (seemingly) insignificance of the place where it came from (only few ancient sources mentioned the city of Kelenderis located in Cilicia in Asia Minor-aside from few facts we know that it was the easternmost member of the Delian League and founded by the Greeks from Samos in the 8th century B.C. on an earlier Phoenician settlement). One need to take another glance to discover and marvel at the remarkable level of artistry put into the design on these series of coins of Kelenderis that might otherwise get overlooked.
2 commentsJason T12/31/18 at 14:47Dino: Great coin. Very nice addition
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Kings of Lydia, Kroisos, 1/12 Stater10 viewsLydia, Kings of Lydia, Kroisos
circa 560-546 BC
Obv.: On the left, forepart of lion with open mouth to right confronting, on the right, forepart of bull to left.
Rev.: Incuse square
Ag, 7x8mm,0.87g
Ref.: Berk 26–7. Traité I 413. SNG Kayhan 1020-1. SNG Aulock 8213.
1 commentsshanxi12/31/18 at 11:31Stkp: Nice little coin
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1368 Hadrian, Cistophorus CARIA, Cnidus? Zeus seated10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1368; Metcalf 72

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust, draped, in cuirass, r. seen from rear

Rev. COS III
Zeus seated r. on throne holding vertical sceptre in upraised r. and Victory in extended left on globe

11.11 gr
28 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki12/31/18 at 09:13shanxi: nice example
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0972 Hadrian, Cistophorus BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia mint 128 AD Octastyle temple18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 972; RIC II 459a; RSC 241

Issue Reverse legend includes COM BIT

Obv. IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG P P
Bare head of Hadrian, right

Rev. COM - BIT (in field), ROM S P AVG (in entablature)
Tetrastyle temple on podium of three steps; within, togate male standing r. holding spear in r. and Victory in left

9.89 gr
25 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki12/31/18 at 08:30quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
1207_P_Hadrian_RPC972.jpg
0972 Hadrian, Cistophorus BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia mint 128 AD Octastyle temple18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 972; RIC II 459a; RSC 241

Issue Reverse legend includes COM BIT

Obv. IMP CAES TRA HADRIANO AVG P P
Bare head of Hadrian, right

Rev. COM - BIT (in field), ROM S P AVG (in entablature)
Tetrastyle temple on podium of three steps; within, togate male standing r. holding spear in r. and Victory in left

9.89 gr
25 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki12/31/18 at 05:53Britanikus: Nice coin!
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)10 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 4.18 grams; Mint: Ecbatana; Denomination: Drachm; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: Long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with eight-point star, ear flaps and griffin-ended torque; wears diadem underneath tiara with two ribbons. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Of the Great King of Kings Arsaces, the Noble). References: Sellwood #28.7; Shore #99.1 commentsmuseumguy12/31/18 at 02:02EB: Excellent!
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3314, RIC V-I 061, Lugdunum, AE-Antoninianus, TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Δ/A//--, Bust-D1, Felicitas standing left, #161 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3314, RIC V-I 061, Lugdunum, AE-Antoninianus, TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Δ/A//--, Bust-D1, Felicitas standing left, #1
avers: MP CL TACITVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1).
reverse: TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Felicitas standing left, holding long-handled caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand. (Felicitas 1).
exergue: Δ/A//--, diameter: 21,0-22,0mm, weight: 4,20g, axes: 7h,
mint: Lugdunum, 4th.issue, 4th.off., date: 276 AD., ref: RIC V-I 65., T-(Estiot)-3314, C-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/30/18 at 23:07Steve P: Great portrait ... congrats
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22052 Gallienus Wolf23 viewsGallienus/Shewolf
Obv: IMP LICIN GALLIENV
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev COL AVG-TRO
She-wolf standing right, suckling Romulus and Remus.

Alexandreia, Troas 20.2 mm 4.62 g
Bellinger 459; SNG Cop 200-201; BMC 184; Lindgren I A343A
4 commentsBlayne W12/30/18 at 21:51Jay GT4: Nice portrait
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Lucania, Velia AR Nomos63 viewsCirca 280 BC. AR Nomos (22mm, 7.47 g, 10h). Williams 572 (O284/R399); HN Italy 1318; SNG ANS 1403 (same rev. die). Obverse Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with gryphon; A above, [Φ before], IE on outlined tablet behind neck guard. Reverse Lion attacking stag left; [ΥΕΛΗΤΩΝ] above. VF, toned, minor scratches under tone. Well struck.

Ex Classical Numismatic Review XXXIX No. 2 Summer 2014, lot 980957.

Velia, situated on the Tyrrhenian coast of southern Italy south of Poseidonia, was founded circa 540 BC by Ionian Greek colonists from Phokaia in western Asia Minor who had fled their homeland following the Persian conquest in 545 B.C. Its coinage commenced soon after the city’s foundation and its types (forepart of lion devouring prey / incuse square) and denomination (Phokaian silver drachm) reflect the Asian origin of the early citizenry of Velia. Later, in the 5th century, the weight standard of the Velian coinage was assimilated to that of the Achaean cities of Magna Graecia producing a nomos of about 8 grams. The type of a lion, or a lion attacking or feeding on its prey, remained popular at Velia throughout the two and a half centuries of its silver coinage, which ceased just prior to the city’s alliance with Rome, negotiated circa 275 BC.
3 commentsJason T12/30/18 at 21:07okidoki: great example, Jason
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22052 Gallienus Wolf23 viewsGallienus/Shewolf
Obv: IMP LICIN GALLIENV
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev COL AVG-TRO
She-wolf standing right, suckling Romulus and Remus.

Alexandreia, Troas 20.2 mm 4.62 g
Bellinger 459; SNG Cop 200-201; BMC 184; Lindgren I A343A
4 commentsBlayne W12/30/18 at 20:51okidoki: Nice indeed
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Lucania, Velia AR Nomos63 viewsCirca 280 BC. AR Nomos (22mm, 7.47 g, 10h). Williams 572 (O284/R399); HN Italy 1318; SNG ANS 1403 (same rev. die). Obverse Head of Athena left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with gryphon; A above, [Φ before], IE on outlined tablet behind neck guard. Reverse Lion attacking stag left; [ΥΕΛΗΤΩΝ] above. VF, toned, minor scratches under tone. Well struck.

Ex Classical Numismatic Review XXXIX No. 2 Summer 2014, lot 980957.

Velia, situated on the Tyrrhenian coast of southern Italy south of Poseidonia, was founded circa 540 BC by Ionian Greek colonists from Phokaia in western Asia Minor who had fled their homeland following the Persian conquest in 545 B.C. Its coinage commenced soon after the city’s foundation and its types (forepart of lion devouring prey / incuse square) and denomination (Phokaian silver drachm) reflect the Asian origin of the early citizenry of Velia. Later, in the 5th century, the weight standard of the Velian coinage was assimilated to that of the Achaean cities of Magna Graecia producing a nomos of about 8 grams. The type of a lion, or a lion attacking or feeding on its prey, remained popular at Velia throughout the two and a half centuries of its silver coinage, which ceased just prior to the city’s alliance with Rome, negotiated circa 275 BC.
3 commentsJason T12/30/18 at 20:49Enodia: Gorgeous! My favorite Velia type.
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ATTICA, Athens. AR Tetradrachm37 viewsCirca 454-404 B.C. 17.15 grams. Obverse: archaizing head of Athena right. Reverse: owl standing right, olive sprig left upper corner with crescent moon below, ethnic to right field, all within incuse square. Kroll 8. HGC 4, 1597. SNG Copenhagen 31. SNG Munchen 49. Dewing 1591-7. Gulbenkian 519-21. Kraay & Hirmer 362. Choice EF, well centered, high relief (as usual).
Ex CNG
The quintessential "Old Style" or "Classical Style" silver tetradrachm representative coin of Classical Athens called "glaukes" or owls. Silver probably came from the mines of Laurion or from member city states of the Delian League. Countless articles and exhaustive studies had been made regarding the enormous output of these coins during its remarkable existence. One of the early trade coins of the ancient world and undeniably well travelled from the Pillars of Hercules to ancient India, hence its ubiquitous nature. What more could be said of it?
3 commentsJason T12/30/18 at 20:46Enodia: A beautiful example of THE iconic coin of the anci...
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RIC 0530 Domitianus40 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C in exergue; Domitian riding right with shield, striking with spear at falling German
AE/Sestertius (35.27 mm 26.31 g 6h) Struck n Rome 87 A.D.
RIC 530 (R2), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
purchased on eBay from onesilverkitten
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/30/18 at 19:15Blayne W: I love that reverse.
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22052 Gallienus Wolf23 viewsGallienus/Shewolf
Obv: IMP LICIN GALLIENV
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev COL AVG-TRO
She-wolf standing right, suckling Romulus and Remus.

Alexandreia, Troas 20.2 mm 4.62 g
Bellinger 459; SNG Cop 200-201; BMC 184; Lindgren I A343A
4 commentsBlayne W12/30/18 at 19:14Stkp: nice
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Seleucid - Antiochus VII Euergetes (138-129 BCE)10 viewsMetal/Size: AE14; Weight: 2.21 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Jerusalem; Date: 132-130 BCE; Obverse: Anchor upside down flanked by inscription in three lines - BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEΡΓETOY (of King Antiochus, Benefactor). Date below anchor is hard to see but could be AΠP (Year 181) or BΠP (Year 182). 312 (beginning of Seleucid era) minus 181 or 182 equals 130 or 131 BCE. Reverse: Lily. References: Hendin #6 (Guide to Ancient Jewish Coins); Kindler #3.1 commentsmuseumguy12/30/18 at 18:12Stkp: Nice coin
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Hartill 16.291, Schjoth 585 var., Fisher's Ding 990 var.11 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Zhe Zong (1086-1100), Reign Title Shao Sheng (1094-1097)

1 cash (cast bronze), 3.35 g., 23.87 mm.

Obv: Shao Sheng yuan bao (clockwise; seal script; small bao)

Rev: Blank

Hartill rarity 15

ex Forvm Ancient Coins (bulk lot)
1 commentsStkp12/30/18 at 15:15shanxi: nice
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041 Lajos II. (Lodovicus II., Jagellion)., King of Hungary, (1516-1526 A.D.) AR Denar, U-673a., Madonna and child, A/V//HK, 1526, #0159 views041 Lajos II. (Lodovicus II., Jagellion)., King of Hungary, (1516-1526 A.D.) AR Denar, U-673a., Madonna and child, A/V//HK, 1526, #01
avers: LVDOVICVS ᵒRᵒVNGARI*1626*, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian (Hungarian) stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion). Polish eagle in the inner shield. The date (1526) above the shield between two flowers, and flower with five petals, the border of dots.
reverse: PATRONA HK VNGARIE, Crowned Madonna seated facing, holding infant Jesus in her right arm, mint-mark (A-V) on each side, HK below, the border of dots.
exergue/mint mark: A/V//HK, diameter: 14,5-15,0mm, weight: 0,56g, axis: 8h,
mint: Hungary, Visegrád (Pohl), date: 1526 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Huszar-841, CNH-2-306A, Unger-673a., Pohl-255-32,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/30/18 at 14:22*Alex: I like this one.
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034 Ulászló I. (Wladislas I.)., King of Hungary, (1440-1444 A.D.) BI-Denarius, U-477.c., #0242 views034 Ulászló I. (Wladislas I.)., King of Hungary, (1440-1444 A.D.) BI-Denarius, U-477.c., #02
avers: •m•WLADIS LAI•RЄGIS, Patriarchal cross mint mark both sides W-O, the border of dots.
reverse: •S•LADISLA VS RЄX, St.Ladislaus facing, standing, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: W/O//--, diameter: 14,5-16,0mm, weight: 0,57g, axis:1h,
mint: Hungary, Veszprém, by Pohl, date: 1440-1441 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Unger-477.c., CNH-2-147, Huszár-602, Pohl-140-07,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans12/30/18 at 13:58Stkp: Very well struck for the type!
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, X countermark, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8(?)...4 (plate coin)17 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 10.31g, 27.34mm, 180°
struck under governor Pollenius Auspex
obv. [AV KAI LOV] CEPT. - [CEVHROC PER]
laureate head r.
beneath chin c/m delta-shaped incus (Howgego 782), for tetrassarion
rev. [VPA POL AVCPIKO]C NIKOPOLIT / [PROC ICTR]
Asklepiad Triad (Asklepios, Hygieia, between them Telesphoros) stg. frontal
on the r. side from bottom to top c/m NIK (not in Howgego, cf. #553 = NIKO)
ref. (only for underlying coin!):
a) AMNG I/1, 1256
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2788
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8(ß)...4 (this coin)
ref. (for countermarked type!): Howgego 782
very rare
1 commentsJochen12/30/18 at 04:04rennrad12020: Rare indeed, nice!
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607 MACEDONIA Pella, AE 26 Pan seated left5 viewsReference
RPC III, 607; Varbanov III 3714; BMC 33; AMNG 30

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRA HADRIANVS AVG COS P P
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder (countermarked head right)

Rev. COL IVL AVG PELL
Pan, naked, seated l. on rock, his r. hand raised to head, left arm resting on syrinx.

9.83 gr
26 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki12/30/18 at 03:52rennrad12020: Cool coin!
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1953 JOHN II AE TETARTERON S-1953 DOC 14 CLBC 3.4.3 10 views
OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds gospels open in l. hand

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision and chlamys; holds in r. hand jeweled scepter on a long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19/22mm

Weight 4.1gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron. This coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC list 9 examples with weights ranging from 2.63gm to 4.19gm and sizes ranging from 19mm to 24mm

A personal favorite that has been in my collection for at least ten years. An ex Forum Coin.
1 commentsSimon12/30/18 at 02:18Britanikus: Nice
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Gadhaiya10 viewsAnonymous
Chavdas of Gujarat, c. 650-944.?
18mm..4.03gr
Obverse-Stylized head right
Reverse-Stylized fire altar
1 commentsPaul R312/30/18 at 00:04Stkp: Interesting
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(0177) COMMODUS--ANCHIALOS29 views177 - 192 AD
struck ca. 191 - 192 AD, issued by Caecilius Servilianus, Legatus Augusti pro praetore provinciae Thraciae
Ć 29.5 mm; 6.90 g
O: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑΥΡ - ΚΟΜΟΔΟC , laureate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, facing right; two countermarks in ovals: helmeted head of Athena, and DX
R: ΗΓ ΚΑΙ CΕΡΟΥΙΛΙΑΝΟΥ ΑΓΧΙΑΛΕΩΝ , emperor (Commodus) on horseback, r., wearing military dress, holding spear.
Thrace, Anchialos
Ref. cf AMNG 441, pl. VI. 16 (rev.) ; RPC online coin type temporary № 4532 (2 pieces listed) but described as "galloping" ; Moushmov 2799; rare
1 commentslaney12/29/18 at 22:40rennrad12020: Nice coin!
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Alexius I, AE follis, Thessalonica. 1081-1118 AD.8 viewsIC-XC over NI-KA, cross on two steps, dot at each end / CEP CYN-ERGEI BA-CILEI AL-EXIW in four lines, cross above. SB 1911, BMC 66-68.

6.90gm. 27-30mm.
1 commentsBritanikus12/29/18 at 22:15Simon: Nice example!!!
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0749 var. THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Apollo standing11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 749 var.

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

Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Apollo standing l., naked but a drapery on his r. shoulder, holding patera in his right hand and an laurel-branche in his l. hand

9.36 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
Harlan J. Berk
This variant with Apollo holding a branch rather than two arrows in his lowered left hand is not in RPC, though Vabanov 629-30 reports such a reverse type combined with two different (laureate) bust types, citing Mouchmov's monograph on the ancient coins of Philippopolis, nos. 16 and 17
1 commentsokidoki12/29/18 at 21:49rennrad12020: Great coin!
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22035 Gallienus Virtvs Avgst17 viewsGallienus/Hercules- Virtvs Avgsti
Obv:GALLIENVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed
Rev:VIRTVS AVGVSTI
Hercules standing right with lion's skin, and club resting on rock, right hand behind his back
star in right field
Mint:Antioch 21.3 mm 4.6 g
RIC V-1 (S), Asian Mint 672 var (field mark); Goebl 1616e; Sear -

1 commentsBlayne W12/29/18 at 20:16Jay GT4: Interesting style
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22030 Constantivs/Genio45 viewsObv- FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Rev -GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI
Laureate bust looking right

Genio standing left with head left.
naked, chlamys over left shoulder
holding patera from which liquid flows
k in left field
Gamma over V in Right Field
Ant in Exergue

Mint:Antioch

Ric VI Antioch 55a; Sear 14069

8.5 g 25.6mm
2 commentsBlayne W12/29/18 at 20:16Jay GT4: Nice reverse!
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040 Ulászló II. (Wladislas II., Jagellion)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-641c, P-242-3, #0157 views040 Ulászló II. (Wladislas II., Jagellion)., King of Hungary, (1490-1516 A.D.) AR Denarius, U-641c, P-242-3, #01
avers: •WLADISLAI•R*VNGARI, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian (Hungarian) stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, and Bohemian lion). The Polish eagle in the inner shield. Interesting legend variation, than to start the legend the "M"(oneta) is absent!
reverse: PATRO N•VNGAR, Crowned Madonna with the child in her right arm.
diameter: 15,5mm, weight: 0,61g, axis: 4h,
mint: Hungary, Nagybánya (now Baia Mare, Romania), mint mark:n-A (Pohl), struck by Ambrosius Literatus (by Pohl),
date: 1505 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszar-807, CNH-2-272B, Unger-641c, Pohl-242-3,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/29/18 at 17:12Stkp: Very interesting legend variation
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 158, Rome, Bust-B/F, -/-//R thunderbolt Z, ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, #243 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 158, Rome, Bust-B/F, -/-//R thunderbolt Z, ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, #2
avers: PRO BVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. Bust B/F.
reverse: ADVEN TVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding the scepter, at the foot, captive.
exergue: -/-//R thunderbolt Z, diameter: 21,0-22,0mm, weight:3,65g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 281 A.D., 6th. emission, ref: RIC V-II 158, p-35,
Q-002
3 commentsquadrans12/29/18 at 15:01Steve P: Gorgeous reverse => love the horse
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 158, Rome, Bust-B/F, -/-//R thunderbolt Z, ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, #243 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 158, Rome, Bust-B/F, -/-//R thunderbolt Z, ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, #2
avers: PRO BVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. Bust B/F.
reverse: ADVEN TVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding the scepter, at the foot, captive.
exergue: -/-//R thunderbolt Z, diameter: 21,0-22,0mm, weight:3,65g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 281 A.D., 6th. emission, ref: RIC V-II 158, p-35,
Q-002
3 commentsquadrans12/29/18 at 14:48Jay GT4: I really like the thunderbolt
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 158, Rome, Bust-B/F, -/-//R thunderbolt Z, ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, #243 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 158, Rome, Bust-B/F, -/-//R thunderbolt Z, ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, #2
avers: PRO BVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. Bust B/F.
reverse: ADVEN TVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding the scepter, at the foot, captive.
exergue: -/-//R thunderbolt Z, diameter: 21,0-22,0mm, weight:3,65g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 281 A.D., 6th. emission, ref: RIC V-II 158, p-35,
Q-002
3 commentsquadrans12/29/18 at 10:53shanxi: perfect reverse
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Probus Antoninianus118 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection
14 commentsJay GT412/29/18 at 10:49Harry G: Amazing coin in great condition! Congrats!
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RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius43 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak); RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT412/29/18 at 10:45Harry G: Nice unusual coin - never seen a similar one befor...
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RIC 3, p.399, 279B - Crispina, Clasped hands9 viewsCrispina
Augusta AD 178-182
AR Denarius
Obv.: CRISPINA AVG, Draped bust
Rev.: CONCORDIA, Clasped hands.
Ag, 3.24g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC III 279B, CRE 282 [S]
1 commentsshanxi12/29/18 at 10:32quadrans: Another nice piece
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RIC 3, p.398, 276 - Crispina, Ceres13 viewsCrispina
Augusta AD 178-182
AR Denarius
Obv.: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: CERES Ceres standing left, holding corn ears and torch
Ag, 2.84g, 16.8x18mm
Ref.: RIC 276, BMC Commodus 33, Kamp. 42.5, CRE 280 [S]
1 commentsshanxi12/29/18 at 10:32quadrans: Nice portrait...
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911-3d-5, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H2/H, CM//XXIV, Sol left in spread quadriga, #157 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911-3d-5, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H2/H, CM//XXIV, Sol left in spread quadriga, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Bust Type H2/H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle.
reverse: SO LI INVICT O, Sol left in spread quadriga, raising right hand and holding the whip in left hand. No exergual line.
exergue: CM//XXIV, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,90g, axis: 5h,
mint: Cyzicus, 3rd. emission, 5th. officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 911-3d-5, p-118,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans12/29/18 at 04:03NORMAN K: nice example!
RIC_573,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_PROBVS_AVG_(B),_SECVRIT_PERP,_szigmaXXI,_Ticinum,_em-6th(ph_b)_,_off-6,_279_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_20,5-22,5mm,_3,20g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 573, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-B/F, -/-//ʕXXI, Securitas standing left, #157 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 573, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-B/F, -/-//ʕXXI, Securitas standing left, #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG, Bust of Probus right, radiate, cuirassed. (B/F)
reverse: SECVRIT PERP, Securitas standing left, leaning on column, legs crossed, hand raised to head.
exergue: -/-//ʕXXI, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,20g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 6th. emission (phase b), 6th. officina, date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 573,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans12/29/18 at 04:02NORMAN K: great coin.
maxentiuswhole.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maxentius, Ae Follis, AD 306-31241 viewsMaxentius (306-312), AE follis, 307, Aquileia.
Obverse: IMP C P F AVG MAXENTIVS the head. right.
Reverse: CONSERV VRB SUAE. Roma seated facing left in a tetrastyle temple, holding a scepter and globe; Maxentius standing facing right, holding scepter and stepping on captive. Wolf and twins on temple pediment; in exergue, AQS. RIC 113. 6.17 g
Jean Elsen auc 120 lot 320
2 commentschance v12/29/18 at 04:02NORMAN K: nice example! EXCELLENT DETAIL.
CAC_18_13_1_1_-a6_01-41,_H-102,_C1-090,_U-053,_(Bela-II__(1131-1141_AD)),_Q-001,_10h,_12,0mm,_0,28g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.13.1.1./a6.01./41., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-102, CNH I.-090, U-053, #0145 viewsCÁC II. 18.13.1.1./a6.01./41., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-102, CNH I.-090, U-053, #01
avers: E's and lines in place of the legend, cross in a circle of dots with dots in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of the legend; cross in a circle with wedges between the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0mm, weight: 0,28g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-102, CNH I.-090, Unger-053,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.13.1.1/a6.01./41.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans12/28/18 at 23:05*Alex: Super grade.
maxentiuswhole.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maxentius, Ae Follis, AD 306-31241 viewsMaxentius (306-312), AE follis, 307, Aquileia.
Obverse: IMP C P F AVG MAXENTIVS the head. right.
Reverse: CONSERV VRB SUAE. Roma seated facing left in a tetrastyle temple, holding a scepter and globe; Maxentius standing facing right, holding scepter and stepping on captive. Wolf and twins on temple pediment; in exergue, AQS. RIC 113. 6.17 g
Jean Elsen auc 120 lot 320
2 commentschance v12/28/18 at 22:46Jschulze: That's a beautiful coin!
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius42 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 17:44labienus: Very nice find, Jay
RIC_573,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_PROBVS_AVG_(B),_SECVRIT_PERP,_szigmaXXI,_Ticinum,_em-6th(ph_b)_,_off-6,_279_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_20,5-22,5mm,_3,20g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 573, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-B/F, -/-//ʕXXI, Securitas standing left, #157 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 573, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-B/F, -/-//ʕXXI, Securitas standing left, #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG, Bust of Probus right, radiate, cuirassed. (B/F)
reverse: SECVRIT PERP, Securitas standing left, leaning on column, legs crossed, hand raised to head.
exergue: -/-//ʕXXI, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,20g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 6th. emission (phase b), 6th. officina, date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 573,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans12/28/18 at 17:40Stkp: very nice
CAC_18_13_1_1_-a6_01-41,_H-102,_C1-090,_U-053,_(Bela-II__(1131-1141_AD)),_Q-001,_10h,_12,0mm,_0,28g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.13.1.1./a6.01./41., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-102, CNH I.-090, U-053, #0145 viewsCÁC II. 18.13.1.1./a6.01./41., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-102, CNH I.-090, U-053, #01
avers: E's and lines in place of the legend, cross in a circle of dots with dots in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of the legend; cross in a circle with wedges between the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0mm, weight: 0,28g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-102, CNH I.-090, Unger-053,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.13.1.1/a6.01./41.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans12/28/18 at 17:40Stkp: nice
RIC_911-3-5,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,__IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_P_F_AVG_(H-H2),_SO_LI_IN_VICT_O,_CM_XXIV,_p118,_3rd_em_,_5th_off_,_Cyzicus,_280-AD,_Q-001,_5h,_22,5mm,_3,90g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911-3d-5, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H2/H, CM//XXIV, Sol left in spread quadriga, #157 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911-3d-5, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H2/H, CM//XXIV, Sol left in spread quadriga, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Bust Type H2/H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle.
reverse: SO LI INVICT O, Sol left in spread quadriga, raising right hand and holding the whip in left hand. No exergual line.
exergue: CM//XXIV, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,90g, axis: 5h,
mint: Cyzicus, 3rd. emission, 5th. officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 911-3d-5, p-118,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans12/28/18 at 17:11Steve P: Sweet Sol & Quadriga ... winner
Siscia211.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Siscia 21163 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO.Soldier spearing fallen horseman. GammaSIS in exergue.
9 commentsagord12/28/18 at 16:33Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
constantius_II_2~0.jpg
Constantius II, AE24. Thessalonica14 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind
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
1 commentsBritanikus12/28/18 at 16:30Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
constans_~0.jpg
Constans, AE2, Antioch. AD 348-350.12 viewsDN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, walking right, looking left; leading a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree with branches like sprays of millet. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper centre. Mintmark AN&Delta. RIC VIII Antioch 128; Sear 18700.1 commentsBritanikus12/28/18 at 16:29Randygeki(h2): Awesome example !
constantius_ii~0.jpg
Constantius II Antioch 11 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

4.41 gm 21-22mm.
1 commentsBritanikus12/28/18 at 16:29Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
CAC_18_13_1_1_-a6_01-41,_H-102,_C1-090,_U-053,_(Bela-II__(1131-1141_AD)),_Q-001,_10h,_12,0mm,_0,28g-s.jpg
CÁC II. 18.13.1.1./a6.01./41., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-102, CNH I.-090, U-053, #0145 viewsCÁC II. 18.13.1.1./a6.01./41., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-102, CNH I.-090, U-053, #01
avers: E's and lines in place of the legend, cross in a circle of dots with dots in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of the legend; cross in a circle with wedges between the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0mm, weight: 0,28g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-102, CNH I.-090, Unger-053,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.13.1.1/a6.01./41.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans12/28/18 at 16:27Randygeki(h2): neat coin!
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius42 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 16:25Randygeki(h2): Cool find
RIC_911-3-5,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,__IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_P_F_AVG_(H-H2),_SO_LI_IN_VICT_O,_CM_XXIV,_p118,_3rd_em_,_5th_off_,_Cyzicus,_280-AD,_Q-001,_5h,_22,5mm,_3,90g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911-3d-5, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H2/H, CM//XXIV, Sol left in spread quadriga, #157 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911-3d-5, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H2/H, CM//XXIV, Sol left in spread quadriga, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Bust Type H2/H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle.
reverse: SO LI INVICT O, Sol left in spread quadriga, raising right hand and holding the whip in left hand. No exergual line.
exergue: CM//XXIV, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,90g, axis: 5h,
mint: Cyzicus, 3rd. emission, 5th. officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 911-3d-5, p-118,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans12/28/18 at 15:43Britanikus: Nice
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius42 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 13:35David Atherton: Glad you got one!
RIC_911-3-5,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,__IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_P_F_AVG_(H-H2),_SO_LI_IN_VICT_O,_CM_XXIV,_p118,_3rd_em_,_5th_off_,_Cyzicus,_280-AD,_Q-001,_5h,_22,5mm,_3,90g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911-3d-5, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H2/H, CM//XXIV, Sol left in spread quadriga, #157 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 911-3d-5, Cyzicus, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-H2/H, CM//XXIV, Sol left in spread quadriga, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Bust Type H2/H, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle.
reverse: SO LI INVICT O, Sol left in spread quadriga, raising right hand and holding the whip in left hand. No exergual line.
exergue: CM//XXIV, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,90g, axis: 5h,
mint: Cyzicus, 3rd. emission, 5th. officina, date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 911-3d-5, p-118,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans12/28/18 at 13:18Jay GT4: Great
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius42 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 12:26FlaviusDomitianus: Great find, congrats!
1204_P_Hadrian_eastern_--.jpg
Hadrian Denarius 128-132 AD Victory standing Eastern Mint26 viewsReference.
Strack --; RIC--; Cohen --

Obv. HADRIANUS AUGUSTUS PP
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. PM TR P - COS III
Victory standing right with trophy in both hands

3.21 gr
19 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki12/28/18 at 09:36shanxi: great reverse, I love the style
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius42 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 05:33Canaan: Very nice rarity congrats
1204_P_Hadrian_eastern_--.jpg
Hadrian Denarius 128-132 AD Victory standing Eastern Mint26 viewsReference.
Strack --; RIC--; Cohen --

Obv. HADRIANUS AUGUSTUS PP
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. PM TR P - COS III
Victory standing right with trophy in both hands

3.21 gr
19 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki12/28/18 at 02:49Jay GT4: Oh yeah
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius42 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 01:52Enodia: Nice one! A more sensitive portrait than the usual...
Bracteata,_H-195,_C1-275,_U-121,_Q-003,_0h,_12,5-13,0mm_0,25g-s.jpg
H-195 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-195, CNH I.-275, U-121, AR-Bracteata, #0356 viewsH-195 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-195, CNH I.-275, U-121, AR-Bracteata, #03
avers: King riding horse to the right, falcon on his wrist.
reverse: Negativ pictures.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5-13,0mm, weight: 0,25g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-195, CNH I.-275, Unger-121, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-003
1 commentsquadrans12/28/18 at 00:14Stkp: Very nice
Bracteata,_H-200,_C1-280,_U-118,_Q-001,_0h,_13,5-14,0mm,_0,25g-s.jpg
H-200 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-200, CNH I.-280, U-118, AR-Bracteata, #0156 viewsH-200 Bracteata, (uncertain), H-200, CNH I.-280, U-118, AR-Bracteata, #01
avers: BЄ LA RЄX, Triple human head.
reverse: Negativ pictures.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5-14,0mm, weight: 0,25g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-200, CNH I.-280, Unger-118, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/28/18 at 00:14Stkp: Nice
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius42 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/28/18 at 00:04Mat: A pleasing addition
Vespasian_Virtus.jpg
RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius42 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/27/18 at 23:36quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
RIC_573,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_PROBVS_AVG_(B),_SECVRIT_PERP,_szigmaXXI,_Ticinum,_em-6th(ph_b)_,_off-6,_279_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_20,5-22,5mm,_3,20g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 573, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-B/F, -/-//ʕXXI, Securitas standing left, #157 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 573, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-B/F, -/-//ʕXXI, Securitas standing left, #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG, Bust of Probus right, radiate, cuirassed. (B/F)
reverse: SECVRIT PERP, Securitas standing left, leaning on column, legs crossed, hand raised to head.
exergue: -/-//ʕXXI, diameter: 20,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,20g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 6th. emission (phase b), 6th. officina, date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 573,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans12/27/18 at 23:34Jay GT4: Nice silvering Q
1204_P_Hadrian_eastern_--.jpg
Hadrian Denarius 128-132 AD Victory standing Eastern Mint26 viewsReference.
Strack --; RIC--; Cohen --

Obv. HADRIANUS AUGUSTUS PP
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. PM TR P - COS III
Victory standing right with trophy in both hands

3.21 gr
19 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki12/27/18 at 23:34quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
amisos_2_50.jpg
Amisos, Pontos14 views300 - 125 B.C.
Silver Reduced Half Siglos
1.71 gm, 13.5 mm
Obv.: Head of Hera-Tyche right, wearing mural crown
Rev.: Owl facing with spread wings standing on shield; “A” to left; below ΑΣΚΛΕΟΥΣ
SNG Black Sea 1114;
BMC 13, p.14, 14-15;
Sear 3635;
HGC 7, 234
1 commentsJaimelai12/27/18 at 23:31quadrans: Great coin , and details,
Siscia211.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Siscia 21163 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO.Soldier spearing fallen horseman. GammaSIS in exergue.
9 commentsagord12/27/18 at 23:12okidoki: great example,
constantius_II_2.jpg
Roman Empire, Constantius II, AE24. Thessalonica61 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
1 commentsBritanikus12/27/18 at 23:06okidoki: excellent and stylistic
RIC_525,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_PROBVS_AVG_(H2),_SECVRIT_PERP,_VIXXI,_I,_Ticinum,_em-9th_,_off-6,_281_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_22,5-24mm,_3,72g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 525, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-H2, -/I//VIXXI, Securitas standing left, #159 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 525, Ticinum, SECVRIT PERP, Bust-H2, -/I//VIXXI, Securitas standing left, #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG, Bust of Probus left, radiate, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle-tipped scepter. (H2)
reverse: SECVRIT PERP, Securitas standing left, leaning on column, legs crossed, hand raised to head.
exergue: -/I//VIXXI, diameter: 22,5-24,0mm, weight: 3,72g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 9th. emission, 6th. officina, date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 525, p-73,
Q-001
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("I") of Ticinum.
1 commentsquadrans12/27/18 at 22:38Steve P: sweet! ... congrats on adding another Pro-Pro-Prob...
Constantin_II_d.jpg
RIC 253 variante14 viewsConstantin II
2e officine
19 mm
3,07 g
variante de légende d'avers
CONSTANTI-NVS NOB C
VIRTVS EXERCIT
STR
1 commentsPYL12/27/18 at 22:02okidoki: excellent
1204_P_Hadrian_eastern_--.jpg
Hadrian Denarius 128-132 AD Victory standing Eastern Mint26 viewsReference.
Strack --; RIC--; Cohen --

Obv. HADRIANUS AUGUSTUS PP
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. PM TR P - COS III
Victory standing right with trophy in both hands

3.21 gr
19 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki12/27/18 at 21:16Mat: Wow, a beautiful coin, love both sides
Vesp_141_savoca~0.jpg
Roman Empire, Vespasian, AR denarius40 viewsRoman Empire, Vespasian 69-79, Denarius,
(17.49 mm 3.24g)
Obv: Laureate head of Vespasian right "IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TRPPP" Rev: "AVG" within an wreath, Phi-Alpha monogram above ties. "AVG" in the center. RIC 1414. Ephesos mint, Some roughness on the reverse.
Ex Savoca Auction #9, lot 533 8/21/16
Lot 152 Aegean Nuismatics Agora Auctions July 20. 2017.
Coin depicted in the Wildwinds.com database
3 commentsorfew12/27/18 at 20:46okidoki: great example,
Hadrianden.jpg
87 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
Laureate head of Hadrian right

FORTVNA AVG
Fortuna stg left holding rudder set on globe and cornucopiae

Rome 134 AD

3.07g

Sear 3494
RIC 244

Sold Forum Auction April 2016
1 commentsJay GT412/27/18 at 14:19okidoki: Nice Hadrian
xF6AZcQ9M3dWKf27k4EC8Dtni2TngN.jpg
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, C. Vibius Varus, AR Denarius - Crawford 494/3835 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Caius Vibius Varus, 42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.56; 20mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: Bust of Minerva wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis, facing right.

Reverse: Hercules standing front, head left, holding lion skin, hand resting on club.

References: Crawford 494/38; HCRI 194; Sydenham 1140; BMCRR 4303-5; Banti 67/10 (this coin illustrated).

Provenance: Ex Künker Auction 280 (26 Sep 2016), Lot 396; ex Peus Auction 328 (1990), Lot 507; ex Kunst und Münzen (June 1977), Lot 209.

There is little known about any of the four moneyers of 42 BCE besides their coins. Grueber notes that there is equally little known connection between the Vibia gens and the devices on this coin. Sear suggests that the type represents the strength of the triumvirs in their impending fight with the republican forces.

6 commentsCarausius12/27/18 at 14:13okidoki: excellent great patina
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Roman Empire, Constans, AE2, Antioch. AD 348-350.32 viewsDN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, walking right, looking left; leading a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree with branches like sprays of millet. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper centre. Mintmark AN&Delta. RIC VIII Antioch 128; Sear 18700.1 commentsBritanikus12/27/18 at 13:15*Alex: Very nice. Love the reverse details.
RIC_359,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_AVG_(H2),_FELICITAS_SEC,_SXXT,_Ticinum,_em-3rd_,_off-2,_277-8_AD,_Q-001,_5h,_22-24mm,_3,40g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 359, Ticinum, FELICITAS SEC, Bust-H2, -/-//SXXT, Felicitas standing left, Rare!#158 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 359, Ticinum, FELICITAS SEC, Bust-H2, -/-//SXXT, Felicitas standing left, Rare!#1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle. (H2)
reverse: FELICITAS SEC, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//SXXT, diameter: 22,0-24,0mm, weight: 3,40g, axes: 5h,
mint: Ticinum, 3rd. emission 2nd officinae, date: 277-278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 359, Rare!
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans12/26/18 at 22:16okidoki: excellent obverse
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RPC II 1262A Domitianus - Domitia41 viewsObv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, confronted busts of Domitian and Domitia
Rev: EПI APXIEPEΩC KΛAY BIANTOC / KI BY (in field), Zeus seated right, extending right hand and holding sceptre with left hand
AE27 (26.87 mm 8.401 g 6h) Struck in Cibyra (Phrygia)
RPC II 1262A.2 S3 Supplement, this coin (2 specs cited)
ex Artemide Auction 45E lot 306, ex Lanz Auction 147 Lot 304
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/26/18 at 09:10David Atherton: Lovely obverse.
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RIC 0641 Titus27 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP PON TR P COS II CENS, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST / S C (across field), Victory standing right on prow, with wreath and palm
AE/As (26,37 mm 9,079 g 6 h) Struck in Rome 73 A.D.
RIC 641 (R, Vespasian), BMCRE 675 (Vespasian), BNF 690 (Vespasian)
ex Artemide Auction 45E lot 296
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/26/18 at 09:09David Atherton: Superb!
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Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides II, ca. 145-140 BC, AR Tetradrachm 17 viewsDiademed bust of Eukratides II r.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EYKPATIΔOY Apollo standing l., arrow in his r. hand, in l. hand a bow resting on ground, monogram inner l. field.

Bopearachchi Series 3B; Mitchiner 173a (attributed to Eukratides I); SNG ANS 9, 625 (same dies); HGC 12, 162.

(31 mm, 16.62 g, 12h).

Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 164 (Apr. 2009), Lot 251.
1 commentsn.igma12/26/18 at 08:58quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Domitian RIC 7829 viewsĆ Sestertius, 25.82g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 78 (C2). BMC 261.
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; S C in field; Minerva stg. l., with spear
Acquired from Vilmar, December 2018.

While Domitian's initial denarius output is dominated by the carry-over pulvinar types from Titus, his first issue of sestertii have a more personal touch with the reverses featuring his patron deity Minerva. These first bronze coins were not struck in massive quantities and likely date between mid October and 31 December 81. The reverse legend indicates he is consul for the seventh time and has already been voted as consul for the eighth time beginning 1 January 82.

Superb portrait with an aged brassy appearance.
2 commentsDavid Atherton12/26/18 at 08:38quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
RIC_359,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_AVG_(H2),_FELICITAS_SEC,_SXXT,_Ticinum,_em-3rd_,_off-2,_277-8_AD,_Q-001,_5h,_22-24mm,_3,40g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 359, Ticinum, FELICITAS SEC, Bust-H2, -/-//SXXT, Felicitas standing left, Rare!#158 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 359, Ticinum, FELICITAS SEC, Bust-H2, -/-//SXXT, Felicitas standing left, Rare!#1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle. (H2)
reverse: FELICITAS SEC, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//SXXT, diameter: 22,0-24,0mm, weight: 3,40g, axes: 5h,
mint: Ticinum, 3rd. emission 2nd officinae, date: 277-278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 359, Rare!
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans12/26/18 at 06:38Jay GT4: It's good Q
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SYRIA, Cyrrhestica. Hierapolis. Diadumenian. AD 218. AR Tetradrachm13 viewsRadiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Eagle standing facing, head and tail right, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak; between legs, lion advancing right. Prieur 947.Bellinger 108.

12.84gm. 24mm.

RARE!!!!!
1 commentsBritanikus12/26/18 at 06:38Jay GT4: Great reverse
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Domitian RIC 7829 viewsĆ Sestertius, 25.82g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 78 (C2). BMC 261.
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; S C in field; Minerva stg. l., with spear
Acquired from Vilmar, December 2018.

While Domitian's initial denarius output is dominated by the carry-over pulvinar types from Titus, his first issue of sestertii have a more personal touch with the reverses featuring his patron deity Minerva. These first bronze coins were not struck in massive quantities and likely date between mid October and 31 December 81. The reverse legend indicates he is consul for the seventh time and has already been voted as consul for the eighth time beginning 1 January 82.

Superb portrait with an aged brassy appearance.
2 commentsDavid Atherton12/26/18 at 06:37Jay GT4: Nice one
RIC_359,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_M_AVR_PROBVS_AVG_(H2),_FELICITAS_SEC,_SXXT,_Ticinum,_em-3rd_,_off-2,_277-8_AD,_Q-001,_5h,_22-24mm,_3,40g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 359, Ticinum, FELICITAS SEC, Bust-H2, -/-//SXXT, Felicitas standing left, Rare!#158 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 359, Ticinum, FELICITAS SEC, Bust-H2, -/-//SXXT, Felicitas standing left, Rare!#1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle. (H2)
reverse: FELICITAS SEC, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//SXXT, diameter: 22,0-24,0mm, weight: 3,40g, axes: 5h,
mint: Ticinum, 3rd. emission 2nd officinae, date: 277-278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 359, Rare!
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans12/26/18 at 01:32Simon: Beautiful
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 359, Ticinum, FELICITAS SEC, Bust-H2, -/-//SXXT, Felicitas standing left, Rare!#158 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 359, Ticinum, FELICITAS SEC, Bust-H2, -/-//SXXT, Felicitas standing left, Rare!#1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle. (H2)
reverse: FELICITAS SEC, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//SXXT, diameter: 22,0-24,0mm, weight: 3,40g, axes: 5h,
mint: Ticinum, 3rd. emission 2nd officinae, date: 277-278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 359, Rare!
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans12/26/18 at 01:06Stkp: nice coin
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RPC II 1262 Domitianus - Domitia24 viewsObv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, confronted busts of Domitian and Domitia
Rev: EПI APXIEPEΩC KΛAY BIANTOC / KI BY (in field), Zeus seated left, extending right hand and holding sceptre with left hand
AE23 (22.53 mm 6.18 g 6h) Struck in Cibyra (Phrygia)
RPC II 1262 (27 spec cited)
ex CNG Electronic Auction 229 Lot 299
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/25/18 at 21:25quadrans: Another nice piece
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RPC II 1262A Domitianus - Domitia41 viewsObv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, confronted busts of Domitian and Domitia
Rev: EПI APXIEPEΩC KΛAY BIANTOC / KI BY (in field), Zeus seated right, extending right hand and holding sceptre with left hand
AE27 (26.87 mm 8.401 g 6h) Struck in Cibyra (Phrygia)
RPC II 1262A.2 S3 Supplement, this coin (2 specs cited)
ex Artemide Auction 45E lot 306, ex Lanz Auction 147 Lot 304
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/25/18 at 21:25quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, C. Vibius Varus, AR Denarius - Crawford 494/3835 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Caius Vibius Varus, 42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.56; 20mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: Bust of Minerva wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis, facing right.

Reverse: Hercules standing front, head left, holding lion skin, hand resting on club.

References: Crawford 494/38; HCRI 194; Sydenham 1140; BMCRR 4303-5; Banti 67/10 (this coin illustrated).

Provenance: Ex Künker Auction 280 (26 Sep 2016), Lot 396; ex Peus Auction 328 (1990), Lot 507; ex Kunst und Münzen (June 1977), Lot 209.

There is little known about any of the four moneyers of 42 BCE besides their coins. Grueber notes that there is equally little known connection between the Vibia gens and the devices on this coin. Sear suggests that the type represents the strength of the triumvirs in their impending fight with the republican forces.

6 commentsCarausius12/25/18 at 13:36paul1888: A beautiful coin!
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0432, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, Λ over bucranium in left field, E below throne,86 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 0432, Amphipolis, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, Λ over bucranium in left field, E below throne,
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter, Λ over bucranium in left field, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right, E below throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 24,0-25,5mm, weight: 17,068g, axes: 2h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Amphipolis’ mint, Λ over bucranium, E below the throne.
date: c.c. 336-323 B.C., ref: Price(1991) 432, HGC 3.1, 910a.
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/25/18 at 05:49Randygeki(h2): Nice!
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 3275, Akko (Tyre?), AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, date in left field, –|O above ||| |||= / |||,101 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 3275, Akko (Tyre?), AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, date in left field, –|O above ||| |||= / |||,
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck.
reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, holding eagle and scepter, to left, –|O above ||| |||= / ||| (date), ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 25,5-26,0mm, weight: 17,24g, axes: 10h,
mint: (Akko ?, Asia-Syria-Phoenicia ?), Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Tyre’ mint, to left, –|O above ||| |||= / ||| (date).
date: Dated RY 29 of 'Ozmilk (321/0 BC), by Price: c. 318-317 B.C., ref: Price(1991) 3275, HGC 3.1, 941 (Alexander IV).
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans12/25/18 at 05:49Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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Demetrios I (200 - 185 B.C.)25 viewsBronze trichalkon
Baktrian Kingdom
O: head of elephant right, bell around neck.
R: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, caduceus in center, monogram in inner left field.
8.71g
27mm
Bopearachchi Série 5E, Mitchiner IGIS 108b, SNG ANS 209 ff., SNG Cop 
2 commentsMat12/25/18 at 05:48Randygeki(h2): Its a neat one
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Taras, Calabria25 views302-228 BC (Period VIII)
AR Diobol (13mm, 0.87g)
O: Head of Athena left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
R: Herakles standing left, strangling the Nemean lion; club behind, TAPAN(?) to left.
Vlasto 1416-19; HN Italy 1064
Rare
ex Nomos (Obolos II)

This coin was sold as being from Teate, Apulia and Vlasto claims that this type was minted "in alliance with Teate". Both of these opinions are based on the ethnic reading TIATI, which it may, but I am not entirely convinced that it doesn't in fact read TAPAN.
In either case it is a very scarce type with Herakles facing left in his struggle with the Nemean lion, and is very similar to my specimen of the Vlasto 1415 diobol but without the Ionic capital below Herakles' club.


1 commentsEnodia12/25/18 at 04:20Jay GT4: Great little coin
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Huszár 576, Pohl 117-31, Unger 449τ, Réthy II 121, Frynas H.27.414 viewsHungary. Zsigmond/Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437).

AR denar, .39 g., 13.22 mm. max., 180°

Obv: mOn • SIG-ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross.

Rev: + REGIS • VnGARIE • ETC, Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and Brandenburg eagle), K above.

The type was struck in 1390-1427 (per Pohl, Huszár, Unger and Frynas). This mintmark was struck in Körmöcbánya/Kremnitz, now Kremnica, Slovakia (per Pohl).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4; Unger value 8 DM; Frynas rarity rating C.

This emission was struck with a fineness of 0.582 silver and an average weight of 0.51 g. (per Huszár). However, Engel notes that in 1390 Sigismund was able to temporarily restore the stability of the denar by the issuance of this new emission, which was referred to as nova moneta. For thirteen years the value of the denar remained stable, and 100 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. In 1403 debasement occurred, and 130 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. The debasements continued, so that by 1406 the price of an aranyforint was 160 denars, it was 200 in 1421, 225 in 1423 and 320 in 1426.
1 commentsStkp12/24/18 at 18:12reebeezlee: nice specimen!
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Huszár 569, Pohl 114-1, Unger 443a, Réthy II 116, Frynas H.26.422 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .48 g., 15.23 mm. max., 90°.

Obv: + mARIE : D • R • VnGARIE [antiqua-style letters A without interior bar], crown with pellet above.

Rev: + mOnETA : mARIE : RE : [antiqua-style letters A with interior bar], Patriarchal cross with pellets.

As both sides carry a titular legend, there is no consensus regarding obverse and reverse. The fullest legend on the side identified by Huszár and Pohl as the obverse (the side with the crown) is + mARIE D G R VnGARIE (although most coins are missing at least the first G). The fullest legend on the side identified by Unger, Réthy, Frynas and Gyöngyössy as the obverse (the side with the patriarchal cross) is + mOnETA mARIE R V. Since the letters R V are so often omitted from the cross side, Toma accepts the crown side as the obverse.

The type was struck in 1384-1395 (per Huszár, with Unger and Frynas agreeing that it incepted in 1384) or in 1385-1395 (per Pohl), and is traditionally viewed as the last of three denarii struck by Maria. More recently, it has been viewed as the second type struck by her (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 566), in 1383-1385 (per Gyöngyössi and Toma).

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of this type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Toma lists two variations among two coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). The legend combination on this coin is not represented in the hoard.

Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard, one of which occurs among the two identified coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). The design combination on this coin is Toma A/a (crown A is linked only with crosses a and b; cross a is linked only with crown A).

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. The legend combination described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl; in Unger and Réthy, and in Frynas, all differ.
2 commentsStkp12/24/18 at 18:11reebeezlee: very nice one!
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RIC 601 Vespasian As153 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS IIII CENS
Laureate head of Vespasian right

VESTA SC
Doomed temple of Vesta in the Forum, showing four columns and containing statue of the goddess on pedestal

Rome 73 AD

9.48g

RIC 601 (R); Sear 2365; BMCRE 664

Rare

Ex-Calgary Coin

This celebrated temple had been rebuilt by Nero following the great fire of 64 AD. The Neronian structure survived until another conflagration late in the reign of Commodus and was again restored early in the 3rd century by Julia Domna. It was again rebuilt in more modern times where it still stands in the Roman Forum to this day.

Die notes from Curtis Clay:

"Same dies, and better condition, than the Paris spec., pl. LVII, 663.

The BM spec., pl. 26.9, also illustrated in RIC, pl. 40, 601, is also from the same rev. die, but a different obv. die.

The BM and Paris specimens of the same As for Titus COS II CENS are also from that same rev. die: BM pl. 27.7 = RIC pl. 42, 640; Paris pl. LIX, 689."
7 commentsJay GT412/24/18 at 17:08FlaviusDomitianus: Great reverse, the details of the roof edge can be...
RPC_II_1262A_Domitianus_-_Domitia.jpg
RPC II 1262A Domitianus - Domitia41 viewsObv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, confronted busts of Domitian and Domitia
Rev: EПI APXIEPEΩC KΛAY BIANTOC / KI BY (in field), Zeus seated right, extending right hand and holding sceptre with left hand
AE27 (26.87 mm 8.401 g 6h) Struck in Cibyra (Phrygia)
RPC II 1262A.2 S3 Supplement, this coin (2 specs cited)
ex Artemide Auction 45E lot 306, ex Lanz Auction 147 Lot 304
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/24/18 at 16:45okidoki: great example,
RPC_II_1262A_Domitianus_-_Domitia.jpg
RPC II 1262A Domitianus - Domitia41 viewsObv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, confronted busts of Domitian and Domitia
Rev: EПI APXIEPEΩC KΛAY BIANTOC / KI BY (in field), Zeus seated right, extending right hand and holding sceptre with left hand
AE27 (26.87 mm 8.401 g 6h) Struck in Cibyra (Phrygia)
RPC II 1262A.2 S3 Supplement, this coin (2 specs cited)
ex Artemide Auction 45E lot 306, ex Lanz Auction 147 Lot 304
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/24/18 at 16:37Jay GT4: Great piece. Love the patina
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RIC 0647 Domitianus20 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIAN COS II, Laureate head right
Rev: VESTA / S C (across field), Temple, round, containing statue; other statue above the roof.
AE/As (28.15 mm 10.475 g 6h) Struck in Rome 73 A.D.
RIC 647 (R, Vespasian), BMCRE unlisted, BNF 706 (Vespasian)
ex Artemide Auction 45E lot 300
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/24/18 at 16:20Jay GT4: Not one you see often. Congrats
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RIC 0641 Titus27 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP PON TR P COS II CENS, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST / S C (across field), Victory standing right on prow, with wreath and palm
AE/As (26,37 mm 9,079 g 6 h) Struck in Rome 73 A.D.
RIC 641 (R, Vespasian), BMCRE 675 (Vespasian), BNF 690 (Vespasian)
ex Artemide Auction 45E lot 296
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/24/18 at 16:19Jay GT4: Nice one!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Siscia 21163 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO.Soldier spearing fallen horseman. GammaSIS in exergue.
9 commentsagord12/24/18 at 15:16*Alex: Very, very nice example.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Siscia 21163 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO.Soldier spearing fallen horseman. GammaSIS in exergue.
9 commentsagord12/24/18 at 11:42Simon: You got 5 from me.
Siscia211.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Siscia 21163 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO.Soldier spearing fallen horseman. GammaSIS in exergue.
9 commentsagord12/24/18 at 06:11quadrans: Nice piece
Siscia211.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Siscia 21163 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO.Soldier spearing fallen horseman. GammaSIS in exergue.
9 commentsagord12/24/18 at 06:03Jay GT4: Lovely
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Siscia 21163 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO.Soldier spearing fallen horseman. GammaSIS in exergue.
9 commentsagord12/24/18 at 03:44Enodia: Amazing detail.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Siscia 21163 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO.Soldier spearing fallen horseman. GammaSIS in exergue.
9 commentsagord12/24/18 at 03:38Steve P: Wow, fantastic eye-appeal (congrats)
092_Valerianus_II_,_RIC_V-I_01,_AR-Ant,_VALERIANVS_CAES,_IOVI_CRESCENTI,__Cologne,_RSC-16,_257-58_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_21-23mm,_3,50g-s.jpg
092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 01, Cologne, IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right, Scarce! #162 views092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 01, Cologne, IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right, Scarce! #1
avers: VALERIANVS CAES, Radiate, draped bust right.
reverse: IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,50g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cologne, date: 257-258 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 01, p-118, RSC-16, Scarce!,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans12/23/18 at 21:42Steve P: Yup, ya gotta love the goat, my friend (congrats o...
040_Lucilla,_RIC_III(M_Aur)_786,_AR-Den,_LVCILLA_AVGVSTA,_VENVS_VICTRIX,__RSC-89,_Rome_166-67-AD,_Q-002,_h,_17mm,_2,84g-s.jpg
040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 0786 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus, #272 views040 Lucilla ( c.149-182 A.D.), RIC III 0786 (Marc.Aur.), Rome, AR-Denarius, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus, #2
Wife of Lucius Verus.
avers: LVCILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right, hair in a bun.
reverse: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing front, head left, holding Victory and resting left hand on shield.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0mm, weight: 2,84g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 166-67 A.D., ref: RIC III 786 (Marc.Aur.), p-276, RSC-89.,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans12/23/18 at 14:39Steve P: She has great hair ... nice addition
IMG_4648.jpg
Roman Terracotta Theater Token 1st-3rd Century AD.20 viewsRoman Terracotta Theater Token 1st-3rd Century AD.
female head facing right
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/23/18 at 08:26Pekka K: Looks like this: "http://www.forumancientcoins.com...
Aug_and_JC.jpg
Augustus and Julius Caesar32 viewsMacedon. Thessalonika
19 mm 8.0 g
Obv: ΘECCAΛONIKEΩN
Bare head of Augustus
Rev: ΘEOC.
Bare head of Julius Caesar
RPC 1555
Ex: Numismatik Naumann Auction 66 Lot 269
2 commentsorfew12/23/18 at 04:04Nemonater: A special coin!
Aug_and_JC.jpg
Augustus and Julius Caesar32 viewsMacedon. Thessalonika
19 mm 8.0 g
Obv: ΘECCAΛONIKEΩN
Bare head of Augustus
Rev: ΘEOC.
Bare head of Julius Caesar
RPC 1555
Ex: Numismatik Naumann Auction 66 Lot 269
2 commentsorfew12/23/18 at 01:23quadrans: Nice find...
092_Valerianus_II_,_RIC_V-I_01,_AR-Ant,_VALERIANVS_CAES,_IOVI_CRESCENTI,__Cologne,_RSC-16,_257-58_AD,_Q-001,_6h,_21-23mm,_3,50g-s.jpg
092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 01, Cologne, IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right, Scarce! #162 views092 Valerian-II (256-258 A.D. Caesar), AR-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 01, Cologne, IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right, Scarce! #1
avers: VALERIANVS CAES, Radiate, draped bust right.
reverse: IOVI CRESCENTI, Jupiter riding goat Amalthea right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,50g, axis: 6h,
mint: Cologne, date: 257-258 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 01, p-118, RSC-16, Scarce!,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans12/23/18 at 01:15Mat: A nice example
109_Vabalathus-Aurelianus,_T-3103,_AE-Ant,_VABALATHVS_V_C_R_IM_D_R,_IMP_C_AVRELIANVS_AVG,_B,_RIC_V-I_381,_iss-1,_off-2,_Antioch,_271-2AD,_Q-002,_0h,_19-19,5mm,_3,97g-s.jpg
109 Vabalathus (271-272 A.D.), T-3103 (Estiot), RIC V-I 381, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, -/-//B, Bust-D2, Bust of Aurelianus right, #0274 views109 Vabalathus (271-272 A.D.), T-3103 (Estiot), RIC V-I 381, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, -/-//B, Bust-D2, Bust of Aurelianus right, #02
avers: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R, Bust, laureate and diademed, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear, right. (D2 diademed).
reverse: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust of Aurelianus right. (B1).
exergue: -/-//B, diameter: 19,0-19,5mm, weight: 3,97g, axes: 0h,
mint: Antioch, off-2, iss-1, date: 270-272 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 381, T-3103 (Estiot),
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans12/23/18 at 01:04Canaan: great details, on the list to aquire..
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 360-330 BC 8.48g Pegasi 7718 viewsPegasos flying left/Helmeted head of Athena left,behind Silenos head and below kantharos.
This coin comes the collection of Prof. Ernst Langlotz who died in 1978.His collection assembled in Germany in the 1950s and 1960s.
1 commentsGrant H12/22/18 at 22:55quadrans: Great coin , and details,
109_Vabalathus-Aurelianus,_T-3103,_AE-Ant,_VABALATHVS_V_C_R_IM_D_R,_IMP_C_AVRELIANVS_AVG,_B,_RIC_V-I_381,_iss-1,_off-2,_Antioch,_271-2AD,_Q-002,_0h,_19-19,5mm,_3,97g-s.jpg
109 Vabalathus (271-272 A.D.), T-3103 (Estiot), RIC V-I 381, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, -/-//B, Bust-D2, Bust of Aurelianus right, #0274 views109 Vabalathus (271-272 A.D.), T-3103 (Estiot), RIC V-I 381, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, -/-//B, Bust-D2, Bust of Aurelianus right, #02
avers: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R, Bust, laureate and diademed, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear, right. (D2 diademed).
reverse: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust of Aurelianus right. (B1).
exergue: -/-//B, diameter: 19,0-19,5mm, weight: 3,97g, axes: 0h,
mint: Antioch, off-2, iss-1, date: 270-272 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 381, T-3103 (Estiot),
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans12/22/18 at 21:30okidoki: excellent and stylistic
098a_Aureolus_(267-8AD),_AE-Ant,_IMP_POSTVMVS_AVG,_VIRTVS_EQVIT,_T,_RIC_V_388(Postumus)_Mediolanum,_p-_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_18-19mm,_2,57g-s.jpg
098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 388(Postumus), Mediolanum, VIRTVS EQVIT, Virtus advancing right, #162 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 388(Postumus), Mediolanum, VIRTVS EQVIT, Virtus advancing right, #1
avers: IMP POSTVMVS AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alföldi to Aureolus.
reverse: VIRTVS EQVIT, Virtus advancing right, holding spear and shield.
exergue: -/-//T, diameter: 18,0-19,0 mm, weight: 2,57g, axes:11h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 388(Postumus), RSC 441,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/22/18 at 21:30okidoki: Nice Joe
bakel.jpg
Demetrios I (200 - 185 B.C.)25 viewsBronze trichalkon
Baktrian Kingdom
O: head of elephant right, bell around neck.
R: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ∆HMHTPIOY, caduceus in center, monogram in inner left field.
8.71g
27mm
Bopearachchi Série 5E, Mitchiner IGIS 108b, SNG ANS 209 ff., SNG Cop 
2 commentsMat12/22/18 at 21:22quadrans: Nice piece..
112_Probus_(276-282_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3134,_D-5545,_KG_112_15,_Alexandria,_Tyche_left,_L-Gamma,_Q-002,_0h,_18,0mm,_7,14g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3134, D-5545, LΓ/-//--, Tyche/Fortuna standing left, #268 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3134, D-5545, LΓ/-//--, Tyche/Fortuna standing left, #2
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Tyche/Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae, LΓ left at the top.
exergue: LΓ/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 7,141g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 277-278 A.D., LB Year 3., ref: Geissen-3134, Dattari-5545, Milne 4560, Curtis 1890, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.15-p338,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans12/22/18 at 20:04shanxi: very nice
IMG_4648.jpg
Roman Terracotta Theater Token 1st-3rd Century AD.20 viewsRoman Terracotta Theater Token 1st-3rd Century AD.
female head facing right
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/22/18 at 15:14Mat: Nice one
IMG_4649.jpg
Charles VIII12 viewsCharles VIII (1483-1498) Duplessy 587 2 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/22/18 at 15:14Mat: Better than my pic was!
IMG_4646.jpg
3 Constans12 viewsConstans
Billon centenionalis
Thessalonica, officina 3; 348-350 CE
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand/ FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards and to the left.
TES gamma in ex

RIC VIII Thessalonica 118; LRBC 1636
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/22/18 at 15:14Mat: A nice example
constantiusgeno.jpg
22030 Constantivs/Genio45 viewsObv- FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Rev -GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI
Laureate bust looking right

Genio standing left with head left.
naked, chlamys over left shoulder
holding patera from which liquid flows
k in left field
Gamma over V in Right Field
Ant in Exergue

Mint:Antioch

Ric VI Antioch 55a; Sear 14069

8.5 g 25.6mm
2 commentsBlayne W12/22/18 at 09:40okidoki: excellent reverse
IMG_4649.jpg
Charles VIII12 viewsCharles VIII (1483-1498) Duplessy 587 2 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/22/18 at 07:39quadrans: Another nice piece
IMG_4646.jpg
3 Constans12 viewsConstans
Billon centenionalis
Thessalonica, officina 3; 348-350 CE
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand/ FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards and to the left.
TES gamma in ex

RIC VIII Thessalonica 118; LRBC 1636
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/22/18 at 07:39quadrans: Nice one
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Gallienus Antoninianus9 viewsGallienus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right

Reverse:
PAX AETERNA AVG
Pax standing left holding olive branch and sceptre, delta in left field
1 commentsHarry G12/22/18 at 07:29Stkp: Nice coin
0086.jpg
C. Titinius, Denarius13 viewsC. Titinius. AR Denarius

RRC 226/1b
141 bc

Av: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, XVI.
Rv: Rev. Victory in biga right; below horses, C. TITINI; in exergue, ROMA.

I love these horses. In the context of the traditional depiction of biga on the republican denarii this must have been quite a revolution.
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Ex ArtemideAste, Antiquities 4, 19/20.03.2016
1 commentsNorbert12/22/18 at 04:50Steve B5: Fine style example with necklace of pendants. Gre...
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A. Postumius Albinus. Denarius35 viewsRRC 372/2
81 BC

Obverse: HISPAN, Veiled head of Hispania r
Reverse: ·S·N – ALBIN Togate figure standing l., raising hand; to l., legionary eagle and to r., fasces with axe.

Issued when Rome had won the supremacy in Italy but was still fighting the last of the Marians in Spain.

....and so the magistrate has been iddentified as the praetor Lucius Postumius Albinus who had gone to further Spain in 180 and had his term prorogued into 179. He fought two major battles with the Vaccaei, killing a reported 35,000. (....) If the magistrate on the coin is the victorious praetor, his century old triumph over the Lusitanians was especially relevant in 81, for ir was among the Lusitanians where Sertorius found the greatest support. (Harlan)

The moneyer is assumed to be a grandson of the consul of 110 and a son of the moneyer of 96 (Crawford)
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Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 78; Lot 635, 26 - 27 May 2014
3 commentsNorbert12/22/18 at 04:48Steve B5: Excellent example
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Valerian II Antoninianus15 viewsValerian II Antoninianus

Obverse:
VALERIANVS CAES
Radiate, draped bust right

Reverse:
IOVI CRESCENTI
Jupiter riding goat right
2 commentsHarry G12/22/18 at 04:03Callimachus: Finding this coin with both sides relatively well-...
constdiv.jpg
Constantine I (307-337 A.D.)15 viewsĆ4
O: DN CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, Veiled head right.
R: VN MR, Constantine, veiled, standing right, SMALB in exergue.
Alexandria Mint, 347-348 A.D.
1.49g
17mm
RIC32
1 commentsMat12/21/18 at 21:34Randygeki(h2): Better pic than mine
kreuz.jpg
Johann Ernst von Thun (1643 - 1709 A.D.)18 viewsBishopric of Salzburg
AR Kreuzer
O: IO:ERNEST:D:G:ARCHIE, Oval arms with cardinals' hat above.
R: SALI SBVR GENSI S:1698, Round shield within double cross and circle
15mm
.85g
KM# 248
2 commentsMat12/21/18 at 21:33Randygeki(h2): It's small, but thought it was pretty neat.
hadnil.jpg
Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ, laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r crescent.
R: Nilus reclining on crocodile, l., holding reed and cornucopia L Ϛ = year 6 (121/22 A.D.)
23.5mm
13.7g
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/5335/

Pending wildwinds publishing!
4 commentsMat12/21/18 at 21:33Randygeki(h2): Great coin Mat!
R651_Marcus_Aurelius_Augusta_Traiana_fac.jpg
Thrace, Augusta Traiana, Marcus Aurelius, River god10 viewsMarcus Aurelius
Thrace, Augusta Traiana
AE17
Obv.: ΑV ΚΑΙ Μ ΑVΡΗ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝ, Bareheaded and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: ΑVΓΟVСΤΗС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗС, River god reclining left, resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows.
AE, 3.57g, 17mm
Ref.: RPC IV online 10330
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 62, Lot 400
1 commentsshanxi12/21/18 at 21:29quadrans: Nice piece..
ProbusPlumbata.jpg
Probus20 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding javelin in right hand and shield with two
plumbatae in left.
PROVIDENT AVG; Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre; T in right field.
Ex: XXI
Siscia
RIC 723var.
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia12/21/18 at 21:28quadrans: I agree, great coin...
nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2018)8_25_5_6(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.05.06 (rev. only, for Diadumenian)10 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 11.43g, 26.37mm, 180°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. AVT K OPPEL - MAKRINO --- C
Bust, cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r., aegis on l. shoulder, gorgoneion on breast
plate
rev. VP AGRIPPA - NIKOPOLITWN / PROC ICT / [RW]
Demeter in long double chiton, veiled, stg. frontal and looking l., resting
with raised l. hand on long burning torch and holding in lowered r. hand grain-ears over
burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018)
rev. No. 8.25.5.6 (for Diadumenian, same die)
obv. from an unknown die
probably unpublished
rare, about VF/F+, glossy dark green patina

A new example for a parallel issue for members of the imperial family!
1 commentsJochen12/21/18 at 21:27quadrans: Great coin , and details,
G_324_Kyme_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Serapis20 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 14
Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Gallienus (253-268)
Obv.: Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing calathus.
Rev.: KYMA-I-ΩN dot, Prow right.
AE, 14 mm, 1.29g
Ref.: BMC p. 117, 125 var. (no dot)
3 commentsshanxi12/21/18 at 21:26quadrans: Nice piece..
hadnil.jpg
Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ, laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r crescent.
R: Nilus reclining on crocodile, l., holding reed and cornucopia L Ϛ = year 6 (121/22 A.D.)
23.5mm
13.7g
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/5335/

Pending wildwinds publishing!
4 commentsMat12/21/18 at 21:26quadrans: Another nice piece
kreuz.jpg
Johann Ernst von Thun (1643 - 1709 A.D.)18 viewsBishopric of Salzburg
AR Kreuzer
O: IO:ERNEST:D:G:ARCHIE, Oval arms with cardinals' hat above.
R: SALI SBVR GENSI S:1698, Round shield within double cross and circle
15mm
.85g
KM# 248
2 commentsMat12/21/18 at 21:25quadrans: Nice one
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Valerian II Antoninianus15 viewsValerian II Antoninianus

Obverse:
VALERIANVS CAES
Radiate, draped bust right

Reverse:
IOVI CRESCENTI
Jupiter riding goat right
2 commentsHarry G12/21/18 at 21:24quadrans: Another nice piece
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Trebonianus Gallus Antoninianus11 viewsTrebonianus Gallus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
FELICITAS PVBLICA
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia
1 commentsHarry G12/21/18 at 21:24quadrans: Nice one
041_Commodus_(177-192_A_D_),_AE-23_IY-K_A_AYP-KOMMODOC_MAPKIANOPOLEITON_Markianopolis_Q-001_2h_22,5mm_6,87ga-s.jpg
Moesia, Markianopolis, 041 Commodus (177-192 A.D.), Hristova-Jekov (2014) 06.10.38.02., AE-23, MAPKIANO ΠOΛEIΤΩΝ, Tyche standing left,105 viewsMoesia, Markianopolis, 041 Commodus (177-192 A.D.), Hristova-Jekov (2014) 06.10.38.02., AE-23, MAPKIANO ΠOΛEIΤΩΝ, Tyche standing left,
avers:- AY K•Λ•AYP KOMOΔOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- MAPKIANO ΠO ΛEIΤΩΝ, Tyche Euposia standing left, holding a ship's rudder and a cornucopiae and infant in crook of left arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 6,87g, axis:2h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date: A.D., ref: Moushmov 366, Pick (AMNG) 541, Varbanov (engl) I.-709, Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.10.38.2, p-21,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans12/21/18 at 20:49Jochen: Rare in this condition
hadnil.jpg
Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ, laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r crescent.
R: Nilus reclining on crocodile, l., holding reed and cornucopia L Ϛ = year 6 (121/22 A.D.)
23.5mm
13.7g
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/5335/

Pending wildwinds publishing!
4 commentsMat12/21/18 at 19:26FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition, congrats!
G_324_Kyme_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Serapis20 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 14
Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Gallienus (253-268)
Obv.: Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing calathus.
Rev.: KYMA-I-ΩN dot, Prow right.
AE, 14 mm, 1.29g
Ref.: BMC p. 117, 125 var. (no dot)
3 commentsshanxi12/21/18 at 18:21okidoki: very nice
hadnil.jpg
Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)22 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ, laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r crescent.
R: Nilus reclining on crocodile, l., holding reed and cornucopia L Ϛ = year 6 (121/22 A.D.)
23.5mm
13.7g
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/5335/

Pending wildwinds publishing!
4 commentsMat12/21/18 at 18:10okidoki: great example, Joe
G_324_Kyme_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Serapis20 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 14
Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Gallienus (253-268)
Obv.: Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing calathus.
Rev.: KYMA-I-ΩN dot, Prow right.
AE, 14 mm, 1.29g
Ref.: BMC p. 117, 125 var. (no dot)
3 commentsshanxi12/21/18 at 13:35Stkp: Very nice
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C.VAL.C.F - Denarius, Crawford 228/2 - X mark of value11 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 140 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R, X mark of value behind.

Reverse: Victory in biga. FLAC above, C.VAL.C.F below. ROMA in a two line frame exergue.

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.80 gm.
Reference: Crawford 238/2
Provenance: John Jencek, Private Purchase, 23-Jan-2010

Comments:
C. Valerius Flaccus. This is the only moneyer who coined with both the X mark of value and also, the XVI mark of value. Sydenham (period IV, series 17-18) suggests the X coins to possibly be earlier and places Valarius first in the sequence of moneyers who minted coins with XVI. Grueber in BMCRR (Vol I, p. 124-125) goes further and suggests that Valerius may have held the office of moneyer two different times in close succession and separates the coins with X and XVI to different groups. Crawford in RRC places Valerius last of these moneyers.

Jencek graded this coin AEF. It is really lovely with little wear, round and well centered. Victory is slightly weak, otherwise fully struck.
1 commentsSteve B512/21/18 at 11:32shanxi: very nice
RPC_II_1665_Domitianus.jpg
RPC II 1665 Domitianus86 viewsObv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM, laureate head of Domitian right
Rev: ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, Draped bust of Domitia right
AR/Didrachm (22.27 mm 6.380 gr 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Cappadocia in 93-94 A.D.
RPC II 1665, Metcalf 27.
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 71 Lot 370
7 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/21/18 at 10:56Nemonater: That is a beauty!
RIC_521,_112_Probus,_AE-Ant,_IMP_C_PROBVS_AVG_CONS_IIII,_PAX_AVGVSTI,_T_VXXI,_H2,_Ticinum,_em-9,_off-5,_281AD,_Rare,_Q-001,_6h,_20,5-26mm,_2,41g-s.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 521, Ticinum, PAX AVGVSTI, Bust H/H2, T/-//VXXI, Pax standing left, Rare!87 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 521, Ticinum, PAX AVGVSTI, Bust H/H2, T/-//VXXI, Pax standing left, Rare!
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS IIII, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H/H2)
reverse: PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch and sceptre.
exergue: T/-//VXXI, diameter: 20,5-26,0mm, weight: 2,41g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 9th. emission, 5th. officinae, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 521, Rare!
Q-001
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("T") of Ticinum.
2 commentsquadrans12/21/18 at 05:57Jay GT4: Nice find Q
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Vespasian RIC-32258 viewsĆ As, 10.55g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 322 (R). BMC 612.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S C in field; Eagle stg. facing on globe, wings open, head r.
Ex eBay, 20 November 2018. Ex Heritage.

The eagle on globe type was sparingly struck at Rome on the As issues. Introduced during the great bronze mintage of 71, the type harkens back to a similar reverse struck for Divus Augustus under Tiberius and symbolises Vespasian as Augustus' worthy successor. The type was struck much more frequently at Lugdunum.

Strong Roman portrait with a lovely olive green patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton12/20/18 at 21:10quadrans: Nice piece..
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Titus RIC-226141 viewsĆ As, 10.75g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 226 (R). BMC 210.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: GENI P R; S C in field; Genius stg. l., with patera over altar and cornucopiae
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, September 2018.

Genius - 'The spirit of the Roman people' is not a common motif in Flavian coinage. It occurs under Vespasian on rare Spanish military denarii struck early in his reign and briefly during the reign of Titus on asses struck in 80-81. Mattingly connects the type under Titus with 'the vows undertaken for the first five years of the new reign'. The coin is dated COS VIII which Titus held in 80 (he did not renew the consulship in 81). Unlike the parallel silver issue the bronze lack an IMP number and cannot be more precisely dated. Most likely they were struck in the first half of 80 along with the silver.

Neatly centred with a fantastic portrait.
10 commentsDavid Atherton12/20/18 at 20:25Josh H: The obverse is so amazing. The portrait is well de...
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Titus RIC-16879 viewsĆ Sestertius, 23.01g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 168 (C2). BMC 168.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l., with flower
Ex Felicitas-Perpetua, eBay, 23 September 2018.

Spes is a common reverse type under Vespasian, connected to future dynastic hope and harmony. It continued to be struck by Titus and can be viewed as his hope for the future with his chosen heir Domitian. As Mattingly put it: '...the recurring types of Spes suggests that Titus gave Domitian full due as heir to the throne.' Suetonious would have us believe this public fraternal affection was a sham and Domitian did everything he could to plot against Titus. Dio goes so far as to say Domitian hastened Titus death by having him packed in ice! All of this can be dismissed as nothing more than post Domitianic gossip intended to blacken Domitian's name. The Flavian historian Brian Jones speculates the brother's relationship was one of 'mutual indifference and ignorance' due to their age and personality differences. Regardless, as the numismatic evidence shows, Titus looked upon Domitian as his legitimate heir until his natural death in mid September 81.

The reverse is quite worn, but no matter, the portrait makes up for any of the reverse's deficiencies. A wonderful coin in hand!
5 commentsDavid Atherton12/20/18 at 19:05Josh H: That portrait is phenomenal!
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Huszár 569, Pohl 114-1, Unger 443a, Réthy II 116, Frynas H.26.422 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .48 g., 15.23 mm. max., 90°.

Obv: + mARIE : D • R • VnGARIE [antiqua-style letters A without interior bar], crown with pellet above.

Rev: + mOnETA : mARIE : RE : [antiqua-style letters A with interior bar], Patriarchal cross with pellets.

As both sides carry a titular legend, there is no consensus regarding obverse and reverse. The fullest legend on the side identified by Huszár and Pohl as the obverse (the side with the crown) is + mARIE D G R VnGARIE (although most coins are missing at least the first G). The fullest legend on the side identified by Unger, Réthy, Frynas and Gyöngyössy as the obverse (the side with the patriarchal cross) is + mOnETA mARIE R V. Since the letters R V are so often omitted from the cross side, Toma accepts the crown side as the obverse.

The type was struck in 1384-1395 (per Huszár, with Unger and Frynas agreeing that it incepted in 1384) or in 1385-1395 (per Pohl), and is traditionally viewed as the last of three denarii struck by Maria. More recently, it has been viewed as the second type struck by her (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 566), in 1383-1385 (per Gyöngyössi and Toma).

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of this type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Toma lists two variations among two coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). The legend combination on this coin is not represented in the hoard.

Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard, one of which occurs among the two identified coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). The design combination on this coin is Toma A/a (crown A is linked only with crosses a and b; cross a is linked only with crown A).

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. The legend combination described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl; in Unger and Réthy, and in Frynas, all differ.
2 commentsStkp12/20/18 at 17:52quadrans: Nice piece ..I like it..
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous (Semilibral) Series, AE Sextans - Crawford 38/523 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous (Semilibral) Series, 217-215 BCE.
AE Sextans (24.25g; 31mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Mercury facing right wearing petasus; ●● (mark-of-value=2 unciae), behind.

Reverse: Prow right; ROMA above; ●● (mark-of-value=2 unciae), below.

References: Crawford. 38/5; Sydenham 85; BMCRR 59.

Provenance: Ex Burgan Numismatique Auction (17 Nov 2017), Lot 102; ex Etienne Page Auction, Hotel Drouot (1972).

The economic hardship imposed by Hannibal’s invasion led to a rapid decline in the weight of Roman bronze coins, resulting in the adoption of a semi-libral bronze standard (AE As of ˝ Roman pound) and eventual elimination of cast coins. From 217-215, Rome produced two, contemporaneous series of struck bronzes on this new, semi-libral weight standard. From hoard evidence, we know the first of the two series was Crawford 38, consisting of “prow” types derived from the libral and semi-libral prow Aes Grave (Crawford 35 and 36) that preceded it. These coins were almost certainly produced in Rome and likely also in satellite military mints as needed. The second series of struck semi-libral bronzes was the enigmatic Crawford 39 series, with its unusual types (see them in this gallery), production of which commenced after the start of the 38 Series prow-types (hoards containing 39s almost always include 38s) and produced in much smaller numbers than the huge 38 Series. The Crawford 38 series of struck bronzes, to which the above coin belongs, consisted of only four denominations: sextans, uncia, semuncia and quartuncia. In addition, Aes Grave production continued on a semi-libral basis for the As, Semis, Triens and Quadrans. Those Aes Grave denominations would later be replaced with struck coins when the weight standard reduced even further.
3 commentsCarausius12/20/18 at 15:41Steve B5: Really exceptional style and definition
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Carrhae 19 viewsHead of Herakles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated l., wreath and monogram to l., ΛY beneath throne.

SC 42.5; HGC 9, 12a (R2-3); WSM 776 dies A16/P30; Commerce ("Seleucus I") Hoard 2005 (CH 10.265) 1254 (this coin); CSE 2, 16 (AHNS 1026).
Carrhae (Karrhai) after 301 BC.

(26 mm, 17.08 g, 3h).

Roma E-Sale 3 (30 Nov. 2013), lot 290; from "a private American Collection"; ex- Holyland Numismatics (2012); ex- Commerce ("Seleucus I") Hoard 2005 (CH 10.265) #1254.

Carrhae (Karrhai) was Biblical Haran, the home of Abraham, located in southeastern Turkey a few kilometres from the modern-day village of Altınbaşak, on a tributary of the Euphrates River in northern Mesopotamia. A mint was established in the city around 315 BC under Antigonos Monopthalmos, who settled Macedonian veterans in the city. Many of these veterans joined Seleukos when he passed through the city in 311 on his way to reclaim his Babylonian Satrapy, although the city remained under Antigonid authority. After the Battle of Ipsos in 301 BC, the city fell within the Seleukid Empire.
2 commentsn.igma12/20/18 at 13:45Stkp: Very impressive
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Probus, Antoninianus, PROVIDEN DEOR17 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.
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Added to Wildwinds, July, 2017.
1 commentsNicholas Z12/20/18 at 11:31Barnaba6: Congrats! Interesting and desirable obverse legend...
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Probus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG13 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
Aorta: B15, O38, R195, T56, M3.
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1 commentsNicholas Z12/20/18 at 11:29Barnaba6: RIC 913 VAR. (RIC does not list a CMXXI variant un...
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Probus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG9 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
25.0mm 3.70gr
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter with eagle atop.
R: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy.
Exergue: XXIP
Siscia Mint
RIC 810, XXIP(?)
Aorta: B48, O38, R195, T41, M6.
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1 commentsNicholas Z12/20/18 at 11:27Barnaba6: Yes, XXIP in exergue. There were no greek letters ...
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Sardis19 viewsHead of Herakles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Nikephoros seated l., monogram on shield to l., AΣ beneath throne.

SC 3.1; HGC 9, 16a; Miller & Hoover AJN 22 (2010), 8 (this coin) dies A1/P2; WSM 1350 P2 β, A1/P2 (this coin). Seleukos’ military mint at Sardis 282-281 BC.

(25 mm, 17.07 g, 12h).

Naville Sale XV (2 Jul. 1930), lot 1061.

This coin was struck in 282 BC following the fall of the city of Sardis to Seleukos, during the preliminaries of the campaign that delivered the decisive victory over Lysimachos at Korupedion, in the late summer of 281 BC. This coin is from the first obverse and second reverse die used in the series. It is one of two examples from this die set that survives to this day. The series from which it comes was interpreted by Miller and Hoover (The Sardes Mint under Seleucus I Nicator) to have originated from a military mint operation associated with Seleukos army. The obverse bears a striking resemblance to the last die used at Seleukeia in Pieria, to the extent that both dies were almost certainly engraved by the same hand. This led Miller and Hoover to propose that "Stylistic affinities between the first die of Sardes and the last of Seleucia in Pieria raise the possibility that the equipment and personnel of the latter may have been moved to Sardes to serve as a supplemental military mint."
2 commentsn.igma12/20/18 at 11:25shanxi: another WOW
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Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I Nikator, 312-281 BC, AR Tetradrachm – Carrhae 19 viewsHead of Herakles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated l., wreath and monogram to l., ΛY beneath throne.

SC 42.5; HGC 9, 12a (R2-3); WSM 776 dies A16/P30; Commerce ("Seleucus I") Hoard 2005 (CH 10.265) 1254 (this coin); CSE 2, 16 (AHNS 1026).
Carrhae (Karrhai) after 301 BC.

(26 mm, 17.08 g, 3h).

Roma E-Sale 3 (30 Nov. 2013), lot 290; from "a private American Collection"; ex- Holyland Numismatics (2012); ex- Commerce ("Seleucus I") Hoard 2005 (CH 10.265) #1254.

Carrhae (Karrhai) was Biblical Haran, the home of Abraham, located in southeastern Turkey a few kilometres from the modern-day village of Altınbaşak, on a tributary of the Euphrates River in northern Mesopotamia. A mint was established in the city around 315 BC under Antigonos Monopthalmos, who settled Macedonian veterans in the city. Many of these veterans joined Seleukos when he passed through the city in 311 on his way to reclaim his Babylonian Satrapy, although the city remained under Antigonid authority. After the Battle of Ipsos in 301 BC, the city fell within the Seleukid Empire.
2 commentsn.igma12/20/18 at 11:25shanxi: beautiful
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Probus, Antoninianus, RESTITVTOR ORBIS10 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 281AD
23.0 x 22.0mm 3.20gr 6h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: RESTITVTOR ORBIS; Probus in military garb, standing right on left, holding long scepter in right hand, receiving globe from Jupiter left on right, holding long scepter in right hand.
Exergue: HS, above line; KAB, below line.
Serdica Mint
RIC V-2 Serdica 856 var. (obv. legend and bust).
Aorta: B87, O34, R128, T96, M5.
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1 commentsNicholas Z12/20/18 at 11:24Barnaba6: MS (Moneta Serdicensis) above exergue line, not "H...
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Probus20 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding javelin in right hand and shield with two
plumbatae in left.
PROVIDENT AVG; Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre; T in right field.
Ex: XXI
Siscia
RIC 723var.
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia12/20/18 at 11:04Barnaba6: Spectacular bust type! I am happy this great coin ...
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous (Semilibral) Series, AE Sextans - Crawford 38/523 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous (Semilibral) Series, 217-215 BCE.
AE Sextans (24.25g; 31mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Mercury facing right wearing petasus; ●● (mark-of-value=2 unciae), behind.

Reverse: Prow right; ROMA above; ●● (mark-of-value=2 unciae), below.

References: Crawford. 38/5; Sydenham 85; BMCRR 59.

Provenance: Ex Burgan Numismatique Auction (17 Nov 2017), Lot 102; ex Etienne Page Auction, Hotel Drouot (1972).

The economic hardship imposed by Hannibal’s invasion led to a rapid decline in the weight of Roman bronze coins, resulting in the adoption of a semi-libral bronze standard (AE As of ˝ Roman pound) and eventual elimination of cast coins. From 217-215, Rome produced two, contemporaneous series of struck bronzes on this new, semi-libral weight standard. From hoard evidence, we know the first of the two series was Crawford 38, consisting of “prow” types derived from the libral and semi-libral prow Aes Grave (Crawford 35 and 36) that preceded it. These coins were almost certainly produced in Rome and likely also in satellite military mints as needed. The second series of struck semi-libral bronzes was the enigmatic Crawford 39 series, with its unusual types (see them in this gallery), production of which commenced after the start of the 38 Series prow-types (hoards containing 39s almost always include 38s) and produced in much smaller numbers than the huge 38 Series. The Crawford 38 series of struck bronzes, to which the above coin belongs, consisted of only four denominations: sextans, uncia, semuncia and quartuncia. In addition, Aes Grave production continued on a semi-libral basis for the As, Semis, Triens and Quadrans. Those Aes Grave denominations would later be replaced with struck coins when the weight standard reduced even further.
3 commentsCarausius12/19/18 at 23:02okidoki: wonderful, must be one of you best coin
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Calabria Tarentum AR Didrachm circa 281-272 BC 21mm 6.47 g Vlasto 73621 viewsNaked boy on horse walking left,being recived by a naked male figure standing left,crowning the horse API-ETI-N in three lines beneath the horse,in field to right,monogram.Rev Taras on dolphin right holding bow and arrows,beneath elephant.1 commentsGrant H12/19/18 at 19:55shanxi: another great coin
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hj6.26.35.15var9 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANTCEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Nemesis standing left, holding scales and sceptre, wheel at her feet.
26 mm, 10.25 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.15 variant (obverse legend and ligate letters on reverse)
1 commentsCharles M12/19/18 at 17:37okidoki: Congrats very nice
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Mátyás Hunyadi (Matthias Corvinus) - King of Hungary (1458-1490 A.D.) - H# 710, ÉH# 558l, CNH II# 227, Frynas# H.34.30, Pohl# 210-1122 viewsAR Denar
Struck in: 1465 (Pohl, Huszár, Unger), most likely before the 12th of March, when the King ordered all the mints to lower the silver content for this type. (Magyar numizmatikai adattár (1910), 34. A hatos ötvözetű pénz)
n—E - Nagybánya mint, Emericus Szapolyai Schatzmeister
Mass: 0.43 g , Diameter: 14.28 mm

Obverse:
Hunyadi crow with ring in peak divides mintmark
Lettering: ✠ MONETA • MAThIE • DEIG
Translation: Money of Mátyás, in the grace of God ...

Reverse
Crowned Hungarian coat of arms
Lettering: REGIS • h[VnGARI]E
Translation: ... King of Hungary
2 commentsreebeezlee12/19/18 at 17:13reebeezlee: Thank you
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Mátyás Hunyadi (Matthias Corvinus) - King of Hungary (1458-1490 A.D.) - H# 710, ÉH# 558l, CNH II# 227, Frynas# H.34.30, Pohl# 210-1122 viewsAR Denar
Struck in: 1465 (Pohl, Huszár, Unger), most likely before the 12th of March, when the King ordered all the mints to lower the silver content for this type. (Magyar numizmatikai adattár (1910), 34. A hatos ötvözetű pénz)
n—E - Nagybánya mint, Emericus Szapolyai Schatzmeister
Mass: 0.43 g , Diameter: 14.28 mm

Obverse:
Hunyadi crow with ring in peak divides mintmark
Lettering: ✠ MONETA • MAThIE • DEIG
Translation: Money of Mátyás, in the grace of God ...

Reverse
Crowned Hungarian coat of arms
Lettering: REGIS • h[VnGARI]E
Translation: ... King of Hungary
2 commentsreebeezlee12/19/18 at 14:39Stkp: Excellent
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Asia Minor, Cilicia, Mopsus, Apollo, Artemis22 viewsCilicia, Mopsos
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Year 119 (=51/1)
Time of Claudius (41-54)
Obv.: ΘΙΡ (hardly visible), Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev.: ΜΟΨΕΑΤΩΝ ΤΗΣ ΙΕΡΑΣ / KAI / AYTONOMOY, Artemis standing facing, head right, holding bow and drawing arrow.
AE, 15 mm, 3.19g
Ref.: RPC I 4057.
1 commentsshanxi12/19/18 at 14:38Stkp: Nice coin
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C. SERVEILI M.F - Denarius, Crawford 239/122 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 136 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R, necklace of pendants and elaborately decorated griffon tufts along the back of the helmet. Wreath behind above mark of value - voided x. ROMA below.

Reverse: Dioscuri Riding in opposite directions, heads reverted; In exergue, C. SERVEILI.M.F; border of dots.


Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.90 gm.
Reference: Crawford 239/1
Provenance: CNG auction 85 lot 780, 16-Sep-2010. ex. Edward Gans collection. (Gans was the founder of the original Numismatic Fine Arts and issued catalogs until the early 1960’s. NFA was later purchased by Bruce McNall)



Comments:
This unusually elaborate style of Roma on the obverse and the dioscuri on the reverse is unique to this issue, and one of the early deviations from the consistent Roma/Dioscuri fashions of the first 70 years of the denarius.

This issue is quite common with many high grade examples available. The coin is somewhat darkly toned but with underlying silver sheen. Lovely and Near EF.
2 commentsSteve B512/19/18 at 14:02Jay GT4: Outstanding
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, L. Lentulus and C. Marcellus, AR Denarius - Crawford 445/221 viewsRome, The Imperators.
L. Lentulus, C. Marcellus, 49 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.89g; 18mm).
Apollonia in Illyricum Mint.

Obverse: Head of Apollo facing right; L·LENT·C MARC COS surrounding.

Reverse: Jupiter facing right, holding thunderbolt and eagle; to right, alter decorated with garland; to left, * Q.

References: Crawford 445/2; HCRI 5; Sydenham 1030 (R3); BMCRR East 21; Cornelia 65.

Provenance: Ex NAC 92 (24 May 2016), Lot 1866; Vico 120 (2009), Lot 173; Argenor Numismatique Auction 4 (27 Apr 2001), Lot 94.

The dating for this type is firm because it was struck for the consuls, Lentulus and Marcellus, who shared the office in 49 BCE. Both consuls were Pompey supporters who fled Rome when Caesar marched on the City. Lentulus was later killed in Egypt, where he fled with Pompey following the defeat at Pharsalus. Little further is known of Marcellus and he likely died during the wars.

The head of Apollo on this type was chosen because the coins were struck in Apollonia, where Apollo was prominent on the coinage.

The Quaestor that produced these coins was T. Antistius. Antistius was already Quaestor in Macedonia when the Pompeians arrived in flight from Caesar. Cicero reports that Antistius was reluctant to assist the Pompeians who forced him to produce their coins. Antistius’ ambivalence is evidenced by his desire to remain anonymous, choosing only to identiy his office by the letter Q. He was pardoned by Caesar following Pompey’s defeat at Pharsalus.
3 commentsCarausius12/19/18 at 14:02Jay GT4: Beauty
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous (Semilibral) Series, AE Sextans - Crawford 38/523 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous (Semilibral) Series, 217-215 BCE.
AE Sextans (24.25g; 31mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Mercury facing right wearing petasus; ●● (mark-of-value=2 unciae), behind.

Reverse: Prow right; ROMA above; ●● (mark-of-value=2 unciae), below.

References: Crawford. 38/5; Sydenham 85; BMCRR 59.

Provenance: Ex Burgan Numismatique Auction (17 Nov 2017), Lot 102; ex Etienne Page Auction, Hotel Drouot (1972).

The economic hardship imposed by Hannibal’s invasion led to a rapid decline in the weight of Roman bronze coins, resulting in the adoption of a semi-libral bronze standard (AE As of ˝ Roman pound) and eventual elimination of cast coins. From 217-215, Rome produced two, contemporaneous series of struck bronzes on this new, semi-libral weight standard. From hoard evidence, we know the first of the two series was Crawford 38, consisting of “prow” types derived from the libral and semi-libral prow Aes Grave (Crawford 35 and 36) that preceded it. These coins were almost certainly produced in Rome and likely also in satellite military mints as needed. The second series of struck semi-libral bronzes was the enigmatic Crawford 39 series, with its unusual types (see them in this gallery), production of which commenced after the start of the 38 Series prow-types (hoards containing 39s almost always include 38s) and produced in much smaller numbers than the huge 38 Series. The Crawford 38 series of struck bronzes, to which the above coin belongs, consisted of only four denominations: sextans, uncia, semuncia and quartuncia. In addition, Aes Grave production continued on a semi-libral basis for the As, Semis, Triens and Quadrans. Those Aes Grave denominations would later be replaced with struck coins when the weight standard reduced even further.
3 commentsCarausius12/19/18 at 14:01Jay GT4: Great coin
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio II Denarius10 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG II, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.58g, 19mm
Crawford 544/14; CRI 349; RSC 27
Ex Roma Numismatics Auction 4; private European Collection
1 commentsLegatus12/19/18 at 14:00Jay GT4: Nice upgrade
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Hammer and Apex, Denarius, Crawford 59/1b19 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor. Behind, “X”. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Hammer and apex above riders; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Rome
Weight: 4.15 gm.
Reference: Crawford 59/1b
Provenance: NAC 78, Lot 374, 29-MAY2014


Comments: Anonymous denarius with apex symbol above and between riders and hammer symbol above and in front. The coin is Good EF. Crawford differentiates 59/1a from 59/1b as straight and curved visor varieties. The curved visor varieties (59/1b, this coin) are scarce but much more common than the straight visor varieties (59/1a) which are very rare. The straight visor varieties are in the style of the caduceus series, Cr. 60.
2 commentsSteve B512/19/18 at 05:01Carausius: Wonderful example of a rare type.
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Staff and Feather - Denarius, Crawford 130/1a7 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 206-200 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; In front, Staff; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Below, feather symbol; in exergue, “ROMA”.
Mint: Uncertain
Weight: 3.90 gm.
Reference: Crawford 130/1a
Provenance: Numismatica Ibericoin, 6-Jul-11

Comments:
Staff and feather. One of the few early denarii with a symbol on both the obverse and the reverse. Crawford differentiates 130/1a from 1b with a curl on the left shoulder. In this example it is just a blip at 5:30. Well centered and nearly complete but for a weak area in the near horse’s hind legs at 8:00 reverse. Really lovely surfaces and old toning, AEF.
1 commentsSteve B512/19/18 at 04:55Carausius: Wonderful coin with very interesting obverse style...
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C. SERVEILI M.F - Denarius, Crawford 239/122 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 136 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R, necklace of pendants and elaborately decorated griffon tufts along the back of the helmet. Wreath behind above mark of value - voided x. ROMA below.

Reverse: Dioscuri Riding in opposite directions, heads reverted; In exergue, C. SERVEILI.M.F; border of dots.


Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.90 gm.
Reference: Crawford 239/1
Provenance: CNG auction 85 lot 780, 16-Sep-2010. ex. Edward Gans collection. (Gans was the founder of the original Numismatic Fine Arts and issued catalogs until the early 1960’s. NFA was later purchased by Bruce McNall)



Comments:
This unusually elaborate style of Roma on the obverse and the dioscuri on the reverse is unique to this issue, and one of the early deviations from the consistent Roma/Dioscuri fashions of the first 70 years of the denarius.

This issue is quite common with many high grade examples available. The coin is somewhat darkly toned but with underlying silver sheen. Lovely and Near EF.
2 commentsSteve B512/19/18 at 04:48Carausius: Very pretty coin, with terrific detail on the Dios...
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, C. Vibius Varus, AR Denarius - Crawford 494/3835 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Caius Vibius Varus, 42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.56; 20mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: Bust of Minerva wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis, facing right.

Reverse: Hercules standing front, head left, holding lion skin, hand resting on club.

References: Crawford 494/38; HCRI 194; Sydenham 1140; BMCRR 4303-5; Banti 67/10 (this coin illustrated).

Provenance: Ex Künker Auction 280 (26 Sep 2016), Lot 396; ex Peus Auction 328 (1990), Lot 507; ex Kunst und Münzen (June 1977), Lot 209.

There is little known about any of the four moneyers of 42 BCE besides their coins. Grueber notes that there is equally little known connection between the Vibia gens and the devices on this coin. Sear suggests that the type represents the strength of the triumvirs in their impending fight with the republican forces.

6 commentsCarausius12/18/18 at 18:06Enodia: Nice style and beautiful toning!
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, L. Lentulus and C. Marcellus, AR Denarius - Crawford 445/221 viewsRome, The Imperators.
L. Lentulus, C. Marcellus, 49 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.89g; 18mm).
Apollonia in Illyricum Mint.

Obverse: Head of Apollo facing right; L·LENT·C MARC COS surrounding.

Reverse: Jupiter facing right, holding thunderbolt and eagle; to right, alter decorated with garland; to left, * Q.

References: Crawford 445/2; HCRI 5; Sydenham 1030 (R3); BMCRR East 21; Cornelia 65.

Provenance: Ex NAC 92 (24 May 2016), Lot 1866; Vico 120 (2009), Lot 173; Argenor Numismatique Auction 4 (27 Apr 2001), Lot 94.

The dating for this type is firm because it was struck for the consuls, Lentulus and Marcellus, who shared the office in 49 BCE. Both consuls were Pompey supporters who fled Rome when Caesar marched on the City. Lentulus was later killed in Egypt, where he fled with Pompey following the defeat at Pharsalus. Little further is known of Marcellus and he likely died during the wars.

The head of Apollo on this type was chosen because the coins were struck in Apollonia, where Apollo was prominent on the coinage.

The Quaestor that produced these coins was T. Antistius. Antistius was already Quaestor in Macedonia when the Pompeians arrived in flight from Caesar. Cicero reports that Antistius was reluctant to assist the Pompeians who forced him to produce their coins. Antistius’ ambivalence is evidenced by his desire to remain anonymous, choosing only to identiy his office by the letter Q. He was pardoned by Caesar following Pompey’s defeat at Pharsalus.
3 commentsCarausius12/18/18 at 18:02Enodia: Lovely coin.
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Vespasian RIC-32258 viewsĆ As, 10.55g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 322 (R). BMC 612.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S C in field; Eagle stg. facing on globe, wings open, head r.
Ex eBay, 20 November 2018. Ex Heritage.

The eagle on globe type was sparingly struck at Rome on the As issues. Introduced during the great bronze mintage of 71, the type harkens back to a similar reverse struck for Divus Augustus under Tiberius and symbolises Vespasian as Augustus' worthy successor. The type was struck much more frequently at Lugdunum.

Strong Roman portrait with a lovely olive green patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton12/18/18 at 17:26Mat: Great addition
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RPC II 1808 Titus50 viewsObv: AYTOKPATΩP TITOC KAICAP, Laureate head left
Rev: ETOYC NEOY IEPOY Θ, Zeus Salaminios standing facing, holding patera in right hand, left hand resting on a short sceptre; eagle on left arm
AR/Tetradrachm (20.25 mm 5.672 g 12h) Struck in Uncertain Cypriot mint (or Antiochia ad Orontem for Cyprus) 76-77 A.D.
RPC 1808 (12 specs), Prieur 1572 (5 specs)
ex Emporium Hamburg Alpha Auction 1 Lot 352
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/18/18 at 17:25Mat: Nice find!
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, P. Plautius Hypsaeus, AR Denarius - Crawford 420/2a23 viewsRome, The Republic.
P. Plautius Hypsaeus, 57 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.96g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Draped bust of Leuconoe facing right; dolphin behind; P.YPSAE·S·C before.

Reverse: Jupiter driving quadriga left; C·YPSAE·COS / PRIV – CEPIT in exergue and behind.

References: Crawford 420/2a; RBW 1515 (this coin); Sydenham 911; Plautia 12.

Provenance: Ex NAC 84 (20 May 2015), Lot 807; RBW Collection [NAC 63 (2012), Lot 291]; Crédit de la Bourse (April 1995), Lot 1068; NAC 6 (11 Mar 1993), Lot 285.

This coin is a special issue by Senatorial decree (S.C.) for reasons unknown to history. The moneyer, P. Plautius Hypsaeus, struck coins individually, as moneyer, and jointly with M. Aemilius Scaurus as Curule Aedile. On both series, he used this reverse type, referring to the capture of the Volscian town of Privernum by his ancestor, C. Plautius Decianus, consul in 329 BCE. The obverse refers to the mythical descent of the Plautia gens from Leuconoe, the daughter of Neptune.

Crawford thought Hypsaeus’ individual series preceded his joint series as Curule Aedile with Scaurus; however, the individual coins were absent from the Mesagne Hoard, suggesting it must have post-dated the 58 BCE terminus of that large hoard. Accordingly, Hersh and Walker redated Hypsaeus’ individual series to 57 BCE.
2 commentsCarausius12/18/18 at 14:53Steve B5: Lovely coin with fantastic provenance, and great b...
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S.872 Ćthelred II (Wulfred)14 viewsIrregular styca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Wulfred
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 872
O: +EDILREAD X (retrograde)
R: VVLFRED

Ex- Morton & Eden Auction 91 (lot 10 [part]), Archbishop John Sharp, Ripon Hoard (1695)
1 commentsNap12/18/18 at 14:46Stkp: Interesting coin
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Vespasian RIC-32258 viewsĆ As, 10.55g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 322 (R). BMC 612.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S C in field; Eagle stg. facing on globe, wings open, head r.
Ex eBay, 20 November 2018. Ex Heritage.

The eagle on globe type was sparingly struck at Rome on the As issues. Introduced during the great bronze mintage of 71, the type harkens back to a similar reverse struck for Divus Augustus under Tiberius and symbolises Vespasian as Augustus' worthy successor. The type was struck much more frequently at Lugdunum.

Strong Roman portrait with a lovely olive green patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton12/18/18 at 13:22Jay GT4: Eagles wings are rendered really nicely
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RPC II 1808 Titus50 viewsObv: AYTOKPATΩP TITOC KAICAP, Laureate head left
Rev: ETOYC NEOY IEPOY Θ, Zeus Salaminios standing facing, holding patera in right hand, left hand resting on a short sceptre; eagle on left arm
AR/Tetradrachm (20.25 mm 5.672 g 12h) Struck in Uncertain Cypriot mint (or Antiochia ad Orontem for Cyprus) 76-77 A.D.
RPC 1808 (12 specs), Prieur 1572 (5 specs)
ex Emporium Hamburg Alpha Auction 1 Lot 352
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/18/18 at 13:21David Atherton: Rare as hen's teeth!
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RPC II 1808 Titus50 viewsObv: AYTOKPATΩP TITOC KAICAP, Laureate head left
Rev: ETOYC NEOY IEPOY Θ, Zeus Salaminios standing facing, holding patera in right hand, left hand resting on a short sceptre; eagle on left arm
AR/Tetradrachm (20.25 mm 5.672 g 12h) Struck in Uncertain Cypriot mint (or Antiochia ad Orontem for Cyprus) 76-77 A.D.
RPC 1808 (12 specs), Prieur 1572 (5 specs)
ex Emporium Hamburg Alpha Auction 1 Lot 352
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/18/18 at 13:21Jay GT4: Amazing find
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Vespasian RIC-32258 viewsĆ As, 10.55g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 322 (R). BMC 612.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S C in field; Eagle stg. facing on globe, wings open, head r.
Ex eBay, 20 November 2018. Ex Heritage.

The eagle on globe type was sparingly struck at Rome on the As issues. Introduced during the great bronze mintage of 71, the type harkens back to a similar reverse struck for Divus Augustus under Tiberius and symbolises Vespasian as Augustus' worthy successor. The type was struck much more frequently at Lugdunum.

Strong Roman portrait with a lovely olive green patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton12/18/18 at 12:41*Alex: Great eagle. I like that type.
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RPC II 1808 Titus50 viewsObv: AYTOKPATΩP TITOC KAICAP, Laureate head left
Rev: ETOYC NEOY IEPOY Θ, Zeus Salaminios standing facing, holding patera in right hand, left hand resting on a short sceptre; eagle on left arm
AR/Tetradrachm (20.25 mm 5.672 g 12h) Struck in Uncertain Cypriot mint (or Antiochia ad Orontem for Cyprus) 76-77 A.D.
RPC 1808 (12 specs), Prieur 1572 (5 specs)
ex Emporium Hamburg Alpha Auction 1 Lot 352
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/18/18 at 12:38okidoki: very nice
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Vespasian RIC-32258 viewsĆ As, 10.55g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 322 (R). BMC 612.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S C in field; Eagle stg. facing on globe, wings open, head r.
Ex eBay, 20 November 2018. Ex Heritage.

The eagle on globe type was sparingly struck at Rome on the As issues. Introduced during the great bronze mintage of 71, the type harkens back to a similar reverse struck for Divus Augustus under Tiberius and symbolises Vespasian as Augustus' worthy successor. The type was struck much more frequently at Lugdunum.

Strong Roman portrait with a lovely olive green patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton12/18/18 at 12:27FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition.
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 1277 viewsAE2
Obv:- D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:- FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed & in military dress standing, holding standard with chi-rho on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield, two bound captives in Phrygian helmets kneeling, facing each other before him. //ANA
Minted in Antioch (//ANB).
Reference:- RIC VIII Antioch 127 (S)
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/18/18 at 06:58Randygeki(h2): Cool coin.
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 10010 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right; E behind bust
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor
Minted in Cyzicus (//SMKS).
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 100
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/18/18 at 06:57Randygeki(h2): Another nice one
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Constantius II (350-355 AD) AE2, Antioch mint, Soldier spearing fallen horseman.13 viewsRoman Imperial, Constantius II (350-355 AD) AE2, Antioch mint

Obverse: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Γ in left field, helmeted soldier left, spearing fallen horseman who is clutching horse's neck, Γ in left field. Mintmark ANΓ.

Reference: RIC VIII Antioch 135, LRBC 2623.
1 commentsGil-galad12/18/18 at 06:57Randygeki(h2): Nice
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 0599 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laureate and rosettediademed, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding globe
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier advancing right, head left, holding spear and leading small figure from hut beneath tree
Minted in Alexandria (//ALEA).
Reference:– RIC VIII Alexandria 59
1 commentsmaridvnvm12/18/18 at 06:56Randygeki(h2): Nice
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue , Babylon Mint.18 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies), Müller Alexander 67, EF, obverse off-center, 17.208g, 26.1mm, 270o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
Obverse : head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck; Reverse:ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus enthroned left, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), feet on footstool, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, ΦIΛH monogram over M below throne.

An Extremely Fine Masterpiece.

Struck with dies by "The Alexander Dekadrachm Master," the same highly-skilled hand who engraved the famous Dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. These coins are from a huge issue struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. Perhaps the very best style of the entire lengthy issue of Alexander coinage.

FORVM Ancient Coins / The Sam Mansourati Collection.
3 commentsSam12/18/18 at 06:24quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Parthia, Andragoras, ca. 245-238 BC, AR Didrachm25 viewsHelmeted head of Athena r.; monogram behind.
Owl standing l., head facing; galley prow r. above grape vine branch behind, AΘE to r.

Taylor Birds of a Feather 2.15; HGC 12, 3 (Baktria); H. Nicolet-Pierre & M. Amandry, RN 1994, 49 (Baktria); SNG ANS 9, 4 var. (Baktria).

(18 mm, 8.11 g, 6h).

Roma Numismatics E-Live 4 (20 Nov. 2018), lot 440; ex- 'Andragoras-Sophytes' Hoard.

This coin like all the Series 2 didrachms has a strongly developed hammered edge fabric giving the edge of the coin a faceted appearance that is much more evident in hand than in the photo.

Although the mint control symbol consisting of a galley prow may seem out of place on a coin struck in Parthia, it should be remembered that the province of Parthia bordered the Caspian Sea, the world's largest inland body of water, undoubtedly plied by galleys in ancient times.

The 'Andragoras-Sophytes' hoard came to market from mid-late 2017. It was reputedly found in 2014 and consisted of approximately 600 coins from at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan (Hoard information: Olivier Bordeaux & Osmund Bopearachchi). Around half of these coins were marketed by Roma Numismatics in a succession of auctions commencing in 2017 and continuing through 2018.
3 commentsn.igma12/18/18 at 06:23quadrans: Nice one
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Hanover, George III, 1760-1820, Cu Halfpenny, Tower (London) mint 1771 17 viewsGEORGIVS · III · REX · laureate and armoured bust right.
BRITAN NIA · Britannia seated left on globe, holding olive branch and long transverse sceptre, Union shield to lower right, 1771 in exergue.

Peck 898; SCBC 3774.

(28 mm, 9.88 g, 6h).

Classical Numismatic Group; ex- C. W. Pearson Collection.
2 commentsn.igma12/18/18 at 06:23quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, C. Vibius Varus, AR Denarius - Crawford 494/3835 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Caius Vibius Varus, 42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.56; 20mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: Bust of Minerva wearing crested Corinthian helmet and aegis, facing right.

Reverse: Hercules standing front, head left, holding