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Iulia DomnaSilber Denar Rom 193/196 n.Chr. RIC 536 var. * Av: IVLIA DOMNA AVG * Rv: VENERI VICTR * Venus1 commentsTimestheus05/26/22 at 00:27Virgil H: Lovely
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Iulia DomnaSilber Denar Rom 193/196 n.Chr. RIC 536 var. * Av: IVLIA DOMNA AVG * Rv: VENERI VICTR * Venus2 commentsTimestheus05/26/22 at 00:26Virgil H: Love this one
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Help to identify I found 2 old coins after my father died. They were mixed in with some other metal pieces. Does anyone know what they are? If they are real or fake? I can't find anything online that resembles them. 1 commentsTisha P05/25/22 at 23:38Jay GT4: Will get more views if you post it in the identifi...
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Crawford 473/2a, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Lollius Palikanus, AR DenariusRome, The Imperators.
Lollius Palikanus. 45 BCE
AR Denarius (3.97g; 20mm; 4h).
Rome mint, 42 BCE.

Obverse: HONORIS; Laureate head of Honos, facing right.

Reverse: PALIKANVS; Curule chair flanked by corn-ears.

References: Crawford 473/2a; HCRI 87; Sydenham 961 (R4); BMCRR 4014-15; Lollia 1.

Provenance: Ex Edouard Schott Collection [E. Bourgey (21-2 Mar 1972), Lot 206].

Precise identity of the moneyer is uncertain, as his coins only reference his cognomen. He might have been the son of Marcus Lollius Palikanus who was a prominent Tribune in 71 and Praetor in 69 BCE. This coin possibly refers to Marcus’ attaining the position of Praetor, which was a “curule” magistrate exercising judicial authority and, when the consuls were engaged outside the City, legislative and executive authority in place of the consuls.
1 commentsCarausius05/25/22 at 16:06Timestheus: Fine, I like it
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Crawford 464/7, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, T. Carisius, AR SestertiusRome, The Republic.
T. Carisius, 46 BCE.
AR Sestertius (0.65g; 12mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: [Mask of Silenus]; [T·]CARISI[VS] below.

Reverse: Panther advancing right with thyrsus; III VIR in exergue.

References: Crawford 464/7a; Sydenham 988 (R8); RBW 1620 (this coin); BMCRR 4076; Babelon, Carisia 12 (this coin illustrated inaccurately as Carisa 13); Borghesi, Oeuvres, Vol 1, Pl. 1, Fig 7 (this coin illustrated inaccurately); Riccio, Le Monete Delle Antiche Famiglie di Roma (2nd Ed., 1843), Carisia 9 and Pl. 54, Fig 2 (this coin cited and illustrated inaccurately); B. Borghesi, “Dodici sesterzj illustrati”, Giornale numismatico, No. IV, July 1808, pp. 52-57, extracted and republished in Borghesi 1862-4, vol. 1, pp. 29-38 (this coin described inaccurately).

Provenance: Ex STR collection; RBW Collection [NAC 63 (2012) Lot 395]; bought from W. Verres in Aug 2002; Sarti Collection [Hirsch VII (1903), Lot 1606]; Bartolomeo Borghesi (d. 1860) Collection, acquired before July 1808 (when it was described in the Borghesi article in Giornale numismatico).

An extremely rare coin with only 5 obverse and 4 or 5 reverse dies known to Crawford (Richard Schaefer identified 6 obverse dies in his Roman Republican Die Project). Crawford listed two obverse varieties – the first with inscription beside and below Silenus’ head (464/7a), and the second with inscription above Silenus’ head (464/7b) for which my coin was the basis. The misinterpretation of my coin by Borghesi, a famous 19th century collector with mediocre eyesight, and the subsequent reliance by cataloguers on the numismatic artist Dardel’s line drawing of the coin which followed Borghesi’s misinterpretation, resulted in the cataloguing of the second obverse variety by Babelon, Sydenham and Crawford. In fact, Borghesi was holding the obverse upside down and thought Silenus’ beard was the top of his head – an easy mistake to make with limited, 19th century numismatic aids and resources. My comparison of this coin to known dies for the type yielded a die match to the Berlin specimen (Crawford’s plate for 464/7a) which proved that the visible obverse device is actually Silenus’ beard, and thus the inscription runs beside and below and beard as per Crawford 464/7a. Recently, an example of the type was auctioned which bore an obverse inscription running over the top of Silenus’ head, providing plausible support to the Crawford 464/7b variety.

Prior researchers have alternately identified the obverse mask as either Silenus or Pan. See, Sear HCRI, no. 75 (Silenus); Crawford 464/7a and 464/7b (Pan); Banti 1981, Carisia 36-38 (Pan); BMCRR, no. 4076 (Pan); Babelon, Carisia 12 and 13 (Pan); Cohen, Carisia 9 (Silenus); Borghesi 1862-4, vol. 1, p. 32, n. 2 (Silenus); Riccio 1843, p. 46, Carisia 9 (Silenus). Silenus is typically identifiable as an old man with pug nose and some horse characteristics (notably, ears and tail), while Pan is recognized as part goat and part man. I believe that this coin actually depicts a Silenus.
3 commentsCarausius05/25/22 at 16:06Timestheus: Extremly interesting
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Constantine I VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP from SisciaConstantine I
A.D. 319
18x20mm 3.1g
IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG; laur. helmet and cuir. bust right.
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP; two Victories stg., facing one another, together holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar.
in ex. ∆SIS•
RIC VII Siscia 59
1 commentsVictor C05/25/22 at 16:05Timestheus: Fine Obverse, fine Reverse... like it!
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Lycaonia, Iconium. Vespasian AE18Obv: T CAES IM PONT / laureate head of Titus, r.
Rev: COL - ICO-NIEN, E - Q / two standards; between them, star.
1 commentsancientone05/25/22 at 11:39Jay GT4: Important coin
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Lycaonia, Iconium. Vespasian AE18Obv: T CAES IM PONT / laureate head of Titus, r.
Rev: COL - ICO-NIEN, E - Q / two standards; between them, star.
1 commentsancientone05/25/22 at 11:37Jay GT4: Nice one
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MYSIA, Pergamon. Late 2nd - early 1st centuries BC.MYSIA, Pergamon. Late 2nd - early 1st centuries BC. Æ (16mm, 2.75 g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing facing on palm frond; monograms flanking. SNG Arikantürk 957; SNG BN 1913. Dark brown surfaces. Good VF.1 commentsMark R105/25/22 at 01:14Virgil H: Very nice
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Crawford 507/2, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Brutus with Casca Longus, AR DenariusRome, The Imperators.
Brutus with Casca Longus. 42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.88g; 21mm).
Military mint, 42 BCE.

Obverse: CASCA LONGVS; Neptune's head facing right; trident below.

Reverse: BRVTVS IMP; Victory advancing right on broken scepter, holding filleted diadem and palm.

References: Crawford 507/2; HCRI 212; Sydenham1298 (R6); BMCRR (East) 63; Junia 44; Servilia 35.

Provenance: Ex V.L. Nummus Auction 12 (15 Sep 2019) Lot 68; Brüder Egger Auction 45 (12 Nov 1913) Lot 871.

Publius Servilius Casca Longus was one of the leading conspirators against Julius Caesar, and he was Tribune of the Plebs at the time of the assassination. Plutarch reports that a nervous Casca was the first to stab Caesar on the Ides of March with a glancing blow: “Casca gave him the first cut, in the neck, which was not mortal nor dangerous, as coming from one who at the beginning of such a bold action was probably very much disturbed. Caesar immediately turned about and laid his hand upon the dagger and kept hold of it. And both of them at the same time cried out, he that received the blow, in Latin, ‘Vile Casca, what does this mean?’ and he that gave it, in Greek, to his brother [Gaius] ‘Brother, help!’” [Plutarch: Lives of the noble Grecians and Romans, Arthur Clough (Ed.)] After Caesar’s assassination, Casca was given command of Brutus’ fleet. Nothing is known of Casca following the Battle of Philippi in October 42 BCE, where he likely perished or committed suicide in the aftermath.

The Neptune obverse refers to Casca’s naval command and the naval superiority of the conspirators before Philippi. Coins of the conspirators are replete with depictions of liberty and victory, and this coin is no exception. The reverse, with its broken scepter, clearly alludes to the assassins’ hope to eliminate monarchy in the Roman state and restore the Republic. Some authors have speculated that Victory is breaking the regal diadem on this type, although I don’t think that is abundantly clear.
9 commentsCarausius05/24/22 at 23:16ChefStu22: This coin is stunning Cool
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Crawford 464/7, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, T. Carisius, AR SestertiusRome, The Republic.
T. Carisius, 46 BCE.
AR Sestertius (0.65g; 12mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: [Mask of Silenus]; [T·]CARISI[VS] below.

Reverse: Panther advancing right with thyrsus; III VIR in exergue.

References: Crawford 464/7a; Sydenham 988 (R8); RBW 1620 (this coin); BMCRR 4076; Babelon, Carisia 12 (this coin illustrated inaccurately as Carisa 13); Borghesi, Oeuvres, Vol 1, Pl. 1, Fig 7 (this coin illustrated inaccurately); Riccio, Le Monete Delle Antiche Famiglie di Roma (2nd Ed., 1843), Carisia 9 and Pl. 54, Fig 2 (this coin cited and illustrated inaccurately); B. Borghesi, “Dodici sesterzj illustrati”, Giornale numismatico, No. IV, July 1808, pp. 52-57, extracted and republished in Borghesi 1862-4, vol. 1, pp. 29-38 (this coin described inaccurately).

Provenance: Ex STR collection; RBW Collection [NAC 63 (2012) Lot 395]; bought from W. Verres in Aug 2002; Sarti Collection [Hirsch VII (1903), Lot 1606]; Bartolomeo Borghesi (d. 1860) Collection, acquired before July 1808 (when it was described in the Borghesi article in Giornale numismatico).

An extremely rare coin with only 5 obverse and 4 or 5 reverse dies known to Crawford (Richard Schaefer identified 6 obverse dies in his Roman Republican Die Project). Crawford listed two obverse varieties – the first with inscription beside and below Silenus’ head (464/7a), and the second with inscription above Silenus’ head (464/7b) for which my coin was the basis. The misinterpretation of my coin by Borghesi, a famous 19th century collector with mediocre eyesight, and the subsequent reliance by cataloguers on the numismatic artist Dardel’s line drawing of the coin which followed Borghesi’s misinterpretation, resulted in the cataloguing of the second obverse variety by Babelon, Sydenham and Crawford. In fact, Borghesi was holding the obverse upside down and thought Silenus’ beard was the top of his head – an easy mistake to make with limited, 19th century numismatic aids and resources. My comparison of this coin to known dies for the type yielded a die match to the Berlin specimen (Crawford’s plate for 464/7a) which proved that the visible obverse device is actually Silenus’ beard, and thus the inscription runs beside and below and beard as per Crawford 464/7a. Recently, an example of the type was auctioned which bore an obverse inscription running over the top of Silenus’ head, providing plausible support to the Crawford 464/7b variety.

Prior researchers have alternately identified the obverse mask as either Silenus or Pan. See, Sear HCRI, no. 75 (Silenus); Crawford 464/7a and 464/7b (Pan); Banti 1981, Carisia 36-38 (Pan); BMCRR, no. 4076 (Pan); Babelon, Carisia 12 and 13 (Pan); Cohen, Carisia 9 (Silenus); Borghesi 1862-4, vol. 1, p. 32, n. 2 (Silenus); Riccio 1843, p. 46, Carisia 9 (Silenus). Silenus is typically identifiable as an old man with pug nose and some horse characteristics (notably, ears and tail), while Pan is recognized as part goat and part man. I believe that this coin actually depicts a Silenus.
3 commentsCarausius05/24/22 at 22:17PMah: Strong research into deep water.
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Crawford 518/2, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian, AR DenariusRome. The Imperators.
Octavian, 44-27 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.67g; 17mm; 11h).
Military mint travelling with Octavian, 41BCE.

Obverse: C•CAESAR•III•VIR R•P•C; Octavian’s bare head facing right.

Reverse: POPVL IVSSV; Equestrian statue (Octavian?) left.

References: Crawford 518/2; HCRI 299; Sydenham 1317 (R5); BMCRR Gaul 79-80; Julia 97; Banti & Simonetti 701/2 (this coin illustrated).

Provenance: Ex Charles Chamberlain Collection [CNG eSale 509 (9 Feb 2022) Lot 624]; Andrew McCabe Collection [Italo Vecchi Ltd. 17 (15 Dec 1999), Lot 804]; acquired privately from Baldwin’s in 1992; Barone Dr. Pompeo Bonazzi di Sannicandro (1876-1956) Collection [Rodolfo Ratto (23 Jan 1924) Lot 1444].

This type is scarce and generally comes very poorly struck or from worn dies. Obverse die links prove that this type was struck together with the Crawford 518/1 denarii struck by Balbus as Propraetor (see adjacent coin by Balbus in this gallery). Crawford reports 11 obverse dies and 12 reverse dies; Schaefer RRDP has 24 obverse dies for BOTH 518/1 (Balbus type) and 518/2 and 15 reverse dies for 518/2. Based on an inscription, published by Orelli, from a Vatican plinth containing the words “IVSSV POPVLI” (“by order of the people”) originally associated with a statue of Julius Caesar, Babelon thought the reverse depicted a statue of Julius Caesar dedicated in 42BCE at the time of Caesar’s apotheosis. Grueber disagreed, pointing out that since most public statues were erected by order of the Roman people, a similar inscription could apply to a statue of Octavian. He assigned the reverse type as depicting an equestrian statue of Octavian dedicated in 41BCE after the Battle of Philippi. Sear agrees with Grueber on this point, while Crawford merely describes the statue as a “Galloping equestrian statute” without specific attribution.

This coin was part of the important Bonazzi Collection, which was sold anonymously in two parts by Rodolfo Ratto in the mid-1920s. Bonazzi began collecting about 1910 and quickly assembled a broad collection of Roman Republican coins in a very short time.
3 commentsCarausius05/24/22 at 12:29Jay GT4: Excellent
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Crawford 464/7, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, T. Carisius, AR SestertiusRome, The Republic.
T. Carisius, 46 BCE.
AR Sestertius (0.65g; 12mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: [Mask of Silenus]; [T·]CARISI[VS] below.

Reverse: Panther advancing right with thyrsus; III VIR in exergue.

References: Crawford 464/7a; Sydenham 988 (R8); RBW 1620 (this coin); BMCRR 4076; Babelon, Carisia 12 (this coin illustrated inaccurately as Carisa 13); Borghesi, Oeuvres, Vol 1, Pl. 1, Fig 7 (this coin illustrated inaccurately); Riccio, Le Monete Delle Antiche Famiglie di Roma (2nd Ed., 1843), Carisia 9 and Pl. 54, Fig 2 (this coin cited and illustrated inaccurately); B. Borghesi, “Dodici sesterzj illustrati”, Giornale numismatico, No. IV, July 1808, pp. 52-57, extracted and republished in Borghesi 1862-4, vol. 1, pp. 29-38 (this coin described inaccurately).

Provenance: Ex STR collection; RBW Collection [NAC 63 (2012) Lot 395]; bought from W. Verres in Aug 2002; Sarti Collection [Hirsch VII (1903), Lot 1606]; Bartolomeo Borghesi (d. 1860) Collection, acquired before July 1808 (when it was described in the Borghesi article in Giornale numismatico).

An extremely rare coin with only 5 obverse and 4 or 5 reverse dies known to Crawford (Richard Schaefer identified 6 obverse dies in his Roman Republican Die Project). Crawford listed two obverse varieties – the first with inscription beside and below Silenus’ head (464/7a), and the second with inscription above Silenus’ head (464/7b) for which my coin was the basis. The misinterpretation of my coin by Borghesi, a famous 19th century collector with mediocre eyesight, and the subsequent reliance by cataloguers on the numismatic artist Dardel’s line drawing of the coin which followed Borghesi’s misinterpretation, resulted in the cataloguing of the second obverse variety by Babelon, Sydenham and Crawford. In fact, Borghesi was holding the obverse upside down and thought Silenus’ beard was the top of his head – an easy mistake to make with limited, 19th century numismatic aids and resources. My comparison of this coin to known dies for the type yielded a die match to the Berlin specimen (Crawford’s plate for 464/7a) which proved that the visible obverse device is actually Silenus’ beard, and thus the inscription runs beside and below and beard as per Crawford 464/7a. Recently, an example of the type was auctioned which bore an obverse inscription running over the top of Silenus’ head, providing plausible support to the Crawford 464/7b variety.

Prior researchers have alternately identified the obverse mask as either Silenus or Pan. See, Sear HCRI, no. 75 (Silenus); Crawford 464/7a and 464/7b (Pan); Banti 1981, Carisia 36-38 (Pan); BMCRR, no. 4076 (Pan); Babelon, Carisia 12 and 13 (Pan); Cohen, Carisia 9 (Silenus); Borghesi 1862-4, vol. 1, p. 32, n. 2 (Silenus); Riccio 1843, p. 46, Carisia 9 (Silenus). Silenus is typically identifiable as an old man with pug nose and some horse characteristics (notably, ears and tail), while Pan is recognized as part goat and part man. I believe that this coin actually depicts a Silenus.
3 commentsCarausius05/24/22 at 12:28Jay GT4: Amazing acquisition
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Crawford 463/5, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Mn. Cordius Rufus, AR SestertiusRome, The Imperators.
Manius Cordius Rufus. 46 BCE
AR Sestertius (0.73g; 11mm; 6h).
Rome mint, 46 BCE.

Obverse: MN CORD; Diademed head of Venus, facing right.

Reverse: RVFI; Cupid advancing to right, holding wreath and palm.

References: Crawford 463/5b; Sear, HCRI 67 (this coin illustrated); Sydenham 980a (R5); BMCRR 4045-48; Cordia 7; RBW 1609 (this coin illustrated).

Provenance: Ex J. de Wilde Collection [CNG 120 (12 May 2022) Lot 727]; RBW Collection [NAC 63 (17 May 2012), Lot 384]; Numismatic Fine Arts XXIV (18 Oct 1990) Lot 1348; Consul E.F. Weber († Sep 1907) Collection [Hirsch XXIV (10 May 1909) Lot 322].

Another rare, silver sestertius from 46 BCE! The moneyer may have originated from Tusculum where an inscription was found identifying him as a Praetor. There was a cult of the Dioscuri at Tusculum and some of Manius’ denarii bore the Dioscuri on the obverse. His coins, such as this sestertius, also honor Venus, which may be either a canting pun to Venus Verticordia or a nod to Julius Caesar, whose gens claimed descent through Venus.
1 commentsCarausius05/24/22 at 12:27Jay GT4: Great rarity and provenance
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BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I Megas. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 16.90 g, 12h).BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I Megas. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 16.90 g, 12h). Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear / The Dioskouroi, holding palm fronds and spears, on horses rearing right; monogram in lower right field. Bopearachchi 6T; HGC 12, 131. Light porosity, a few marks, flan crack. Good VF.2 commentsMark R105/23/22 at 09:01Timestheus: Not my collection area. But just beautiful. I like...
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3079 Hadrian Denarius 117-30 AD eagle standing right Eastern mintReverence.
Strack *47; cf RIC 350; RIC 3079 fn 1535

Bust A1+

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP
Bare head

Rev. COS III
Eagle standing on thunderbolt, head turned right

3.42 gr
18 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki05/23/22 at 09:00Timestheus: Oh! A fine coin.
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LESBOS, Unattributed Koinon mint. Circa 510-480 BC. AR Double Shekel – Stater (19mm, 11.10 g)LESBOS, Unattributed Koinon mint. Circa 510-480 BC. AR Double Shekel – Stater (19mm, 11.10 g). Confronted calves’ heads; tree between / Rough incuse square. Lazzarini, Contribution, Series III; HGC 6, 1076. Toned, some porosity. VF.

Ex Alexandre Carathéodory Pasha (1833-1906) Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 351, 20 May 2015), lot 255.
1 commentsMark R105/22/22 at 22:19Jay GT4: Nice archaic piece
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3079 Hadrian Denarius 117-30 AD eagle standing right Eastern mintReverence.
Strack *47; cf RIC 350; RIC 3079 fn 1535

Bust A1+

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP
Bare head

Rev. COS III
Eagle standing on thunderbolt, head turned right

3.42 gr
18 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki05/22/22 at 22:18Jay GT4: Great eagle!
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BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I Megas. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 16.90 g, 12h).BAKTRIA, Greco-Baktrian Kingdom. Eukratides I Megas. Circa 170-145 BC. AR Tetradrachm (33mm, 16.90 g, 12h). Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull's horn and ear / The Dioskouroi, holding palm fronds and spears, on horses rearing right; monogram in lower right field. Bopearachchi 6T; HGC 12, 131. Light porosity, a few marks, flan crack. Good VF.2 commentsMark R105/22/22 at 22:17Jay GT4: Great acquisition
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Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC. AR Drachm (17.5mm, 4.16 g, 12h)KINGS of MACEDON. Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC. AR Drachm (17.5mm, 4.16 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III. Kolophon mint. Struck circa 310-301 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, crescent leftward; Π below throne. Price 1813. Toned, some light scratches in field on reverse. Good VF.

From the W. Hansen Collection.
1 commentsMark R105/22/22 at 22:17Jay GT4: Wow Mark, great coin
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RIC 1508 Vespasian Æ20IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVGVST
Laureate head right

PON MAX TR P P P COS VIII CENS; S C low in field
Caduceus, winged, between crossed cornucopiae

Uncertain Asia Minor; "O" mint? Ephesus?

77-78 CE

3.75g; 20mm

RIC 1508 (R2); RPC 1477A (3 specimens)

Ex-Pavlos S. Pavlou

An incredible series from an unknown Eastern mint. Even the denominations are uncertain and classified in RIC as 1. (Large) 11g; 2 (Medium) 8g; 3 (Medium-small)3.5-4g; 4 (Small) 2.5g. RIC simply calls them Mint(s) of Asia Minor (uncertain: Ephesus?) While M. Grant links them to the mysterious "O" mint. Either way, all the bronze coins from this issue are fairly rare. Only 3 specimens in RPC online and 1 in the David Atherton collection of this type.
3 commentsJay GT405/22/22 at 14:07okidoki: nice Jay
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Provincial, Philippopolis, Thrace, AE18, φIΛIΠΠOΠOΛεITΩNAE18
AE
Roman Provincial: Philippopolis, Thrace
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: ?
18.00mm 3.69gr 0h
O: AY (Dot) K (Dot) Λ (Dot) C CεYHPOC; Laureate head, right; beaded border.
R: φIΛIΠΠOΠOΛεITΩN; Lion walking, right.
Philippopolis, Thrace Mint
Ex. Roma Numismatics E-Sale 78, Lot 838, 12/17/20.
Corpus Nummorum Online -; Varbanov 1303 var. (obverse legend).
Roma Numismatics E-Sale 95, Lot 687.
4/13/22 5/19/22
1 commentsNicholas Z05/20/22 at 15:44Timestheus: Fine reverse, like it
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Provincial, Eumenia, Phrygia, AE22, εYMεNεΩN AXAIΩNAE22
AE
Roman Provincial: Eumenia, Phrygia
Julia Domna
B. ca. 170 - D. 217AD
Augusta: 193 - 217AD
Issued: ?
22.00mm 7.48gr 6h
O: IOYΛI-A (Dot) CεBAC; Draped bust, right; beaded border.
R: εYMεNεΩ-N AXAIΩN; Dionysos standing front, head left, holding kanthoros in left hand; head right.
Eumenia, Phrygia Mint
VF
Rare
SNG von Aulock -; SNG Tubingen -; SNG Leypold -; BMC -; SNG Cop -; Lindgren 953.
Leu Numismatik Web Auction 19, Lot 2186.
2/28/22 5/19/22
1 commentsNicholas Z05/20/22 at 15:43Timestheus: Oh, that I like...
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RPC-1670-DomitianAR Didrachm, 6.91g
Rome mint (for Cappadocia), 93-94 AD
Obv: AYT KAI ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
Rev: ЄTO ΙΓ; Club
RPC 1670 (37 spec.).
Acquired from Odysseus, February 2022.

Near the end of Domitian's reign, the mint at Rome struck silver drachms and didrachms for circulation in Cappadocia, all of which can be dated to 93-94 AD. They can be distinguished as Rome mint issues by their style and 6 o'clock die axis. This fairly common didrachm features a club on the reverse, an attribute of Hercules.
1 commentsDavid Atherton05/20/22 at 01:28Jay GT4: Lovely portrait
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Asia Minor, Lycia-Pamphylia, Koinon of Lycia, Masikytes - ArtemisLycia-Pamphylia
Koinon of Lycia, Masikytes
AE 17
Obv.: Head of Artemis with bow, right, [ΛΥ]
Rev.: Artemis, huntress standing, MA
AE, 2.16g, 17 mm
Ref.: RPC I 3326b-3 (this coin), Troxell 216.
1 commentsshanxi05/19/22 at 09:11Timestheus: Oh a beautiful and interesting reverse side
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 320 BC. AV Twelfth Stater – Obol 8.5mm, 0.66 g, 12h.
Head of Hera right, wearing stephanos; |- to left, [M to upper right, Φ to lower right] / Kantharos.
Fischer-Bossert G9 (V8/R9); Vlasto 8–9 (same dies); HN Italy 904; SNG ANS 957; SNG Lloyd 183; Bement 84; Jameson 152; de Luynes 254; Weber 546–7 (all from the same dies).
Scattered nicks and marks, edge marks from prior bezel. VF.
Ex Gorny & Mosch 244 (13 October 2014), lot 20. Reportedly ex inventory of Rinaldi (Verona), 1957.
2 commentsLeo05/19/22 at 09:11Timestheus: I love gold Smile
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Constantine I ROMAE AETER AVGG from LondonConstantine I
A.D. 312- 313
21x24mm 3.5gm
CONSTANTINVS P F AVG; laureate & cuirassed bust right.
ROMAE AETER AVGG; Roma, helmeted, seated left, holding branch in right hand and globe in left; star in left field.
In ex. PLN
RIC VI London 269 ; LMCC 7.12.002

This coin commemorates the defeat of Maxentius and recovery of Rome and was issued along with several other types including the ROMAE RESTITVTAE type which has the same reverse
1 commentsVictor C05/19/22 at 09:10Timestheus: Interesting head
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Dyrrhachium, Illyria AR Drachm (250-200 BC), Magistrates; Theodotos, PhilonosAncient Greek, Dyrrhachium, Illyria AR Drachm (250-200 BC), Magistrates; Theodotos, Philonos 19.6 mm, 3.37, 3h

Obverse: ΘƐOΔOTOΣ, Cow standing right, looking left, suckling calf, vine branch, leaves and bunches of grapes below.

Reverse: ΔΥΡ ΦI-ΛΩ-NOΣ, Double stellate pattern.

Reference: Ceke 230, Maier 392

Ex: Tom Mullally
1 commentsGil-galad05/19/22 at 09:09Timestheus: Interesting front and back!
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280-228 BC. AR Diobol11mm, 0.91 g, 6h.
Heads of two horses back-to-back; four pairs of crescents, back-to-back with pellets above and below, around / Heads of two horses back-to-back; four pairs of crescents, back-to-back with pellets above and below, around. Vlasto 1682; HN Italy 1072. Toned, some porosity. Near VF.
From the J. de Wilde Collection. Ex Herbert Cahn Collection (Numismatica Genevensis SA 7, 27 November 2012), lot 103 (part of).
2 commentsLeo05/19/22 at 09:08Timestheus: I like horses on coins Smile
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280-228 BC. AR Diobol11mm, 0.91 g, 6h.
Heads of two horses back-to-back; four pairs of crescents, back-to-back with pellets above and below, around / Heads of two horses back-to-back; four pairs of crescents, back-to-back with pellets above and below, around. Vlasto 1682; HN Italy 1072. Toned, some porosity. Near VF.
From the J. de Wilde Collection. Ex Herbert Cahn Collection (Numismatica Genevensis SA 7, 27 November 2012), lot 103 (part of).
2 commentsLeo05/19/22 at 02:36Jay GT4: Excellent addition
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 320 BC. AV Twelfth Stater – Obol 8.5mm, 0.66 g, 12h.
Head of Hera right, wearing stephanos; |- to left, [M to upper right, Φ to lower right] / Kantharos.
Fischer-Bossert G9 (V8/R9); Vlasto 8–9 (same dies); HN Italy 904; SNG ANS 957; SNG Lloyd 183; Bement 84; Jameson 152; de Luynes 254; Weber 546–7 (all from the same dies).
Scattered nicks and marks, edge marks from prior bezel. VF.
Ex Gorny & Mosch 244 (13 October 2014), lot 20. Reportedly ex inventory of Rinaldi (Verona), 1957.
2 commentsLeo05/19/22 at 02:36Jay GT4: Outstanding MG gold!
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Iulia Cornelia PaulaAE Bronze Parium 219/220 n.Chr. RPC 3858 * Av: IVLIA PAVLA AVG * Rv: C G I H P * Ziegenfisch

Obverse: You can see the right-facing bust of Iulia Paula with a diadem. The inscription reads: IVLIA PAVLA AVG for Iulia Paula Augusta.

Reverse: Shown is a capricorn (goatfish) facing right with a globe between its forelegs and cornucopia on its back. The inscription reads: C G I H P for Colonia Gemella Iulia Hadriana Parium.

Material: AE
Diameter: 21mm
Weight: 6,95g
Mint: Parium Mysia, Asia Minor
Reference: RPC VI 3858, Lindgren I 279
1 commentsTimestheus05/18/22 at 02:06Jay GT4: Excellent!
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BCC LSR16 Rectangular Lead Seal M??Rectangular Lead Seal
Roman 1st-3rd Century CE
Obv: M?? Rev:?
Truncated incuse rectangular stamp with
nearly illegible inscription on one side,
possibly M_M, with something similar on
the flatter underside.
1.55 x 0.5 x 0.45cm 2.52gm. Axis:0
cf. BCC LSR17
Surface find Caesarea Maritima, 1974
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
1 commentsv-drome05/18/22 at 02:05Jay GT4: These are very intriguing
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Roman Imperial, Vespasian AD 69-79, 3.11 grams, Obverse: Bust of Vespasian; Reverse: Judaea Trophy to left 1 commentspaul188805/17/22 at 21:41Jay GT4: Great example!
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Didius JulianusDenario Didio Juliano 193 A.Cç

Roma 193 AC

Peso: 2,3 gr.
Diam: 18 mm

RIC - 3
R3

About very fine

EX - Solidus 2022
2 commentsJose Vicente A05/16/22 at 00:31ickster: Nice catch there. One of the missing emperors in m...
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Vespasian-RIC-1566Æ As, 4.91g
Rome mint, 74 AD
Obv: IMP•VESP•AVG•P•M•T•P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S • C in laurel wreath
RIC 1566 (R). BMC 879. RPC 1986 (3 spec.). BNC -.
Acquired from eBay, May 2022.

In 74 AD the Rome mint produced an extraordinary issue of bronze coinage of dupondii, asses, semisses, and quadrantes with a somewhat Eastern theme. Previously, these coins had been attributed to either Commagene (BMCRE) or Syria (RPC, and doubtfully so in RIC), but more recent scholarship has shown they actually were struck in Rome. The circulation pattern confirms this - out of a total of 112 of the smaller denominations cited by RPC, all but 4 were found in Western Europe. Ted Buttrey confirms 'The Eastern finds appear to be simply the débris of Mediterranean circulation.' But why was this series produced in such a fashion? Buttrey proffers a plausible theory - 'There is nothing like this series in the whole of Roman imperial coinage. It is a deliberate act of Orientalism, imposing the flavour of the East on a Western coinage. The key to its understanding is the reverse type of the dupondius, two crossed cornuacopiae with a winged caduceus between. It replicates the type of an obscure issue of the Galilean city of Sepphoris, an issue which had been, astonishingly, signed by Vespasian himself (ΕΠΙ ΟΥΕCΠΑCΙΑΝΟΥ, “on the authority of…”) when on duty there in the last days of Nero. The dupondius-sized bronze was accompanied by a half-unit with the type of a large, central S C – again signed by Vespasian, and now imitated on the As of the orichalcum series with the wreath of the As of Antioch (RPC I 4849-50). The whole of this series memorializes not Vespasian the conquering general (IVDAEA CAPTA, VICTORIA AVGVSTI), but the man. His re-use of earlier coin types is well-known; here he re-uses his own, harking back to his career just prior to his final success in seizing the empire. And the series was struck in 74 A.D., co-terminous with the celebration of Vespasian’s first quinquennium.' So, in essence, a very personally important issue for Vespasian.

A rare variant 'S C' as featuring a right facing portrait paired with a scarce obverse legend. Unusually, the asses of this series were struck in orichalcum not copper and are much smaller than traditional contemporary asses. Missing from the Paris collection.
1 commentsDavid Atherton05/15/22 at 14:17Jay GT4: Nice find
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Justin II Tremissis Sear 353Justin II AV Tremissis

1.52g, 18.0mm, 180 degrees, Constantinople mint, 565-578 CE

Attribution: Sear 353, DOC 13, MIB 11a.

O: D N IVSTINVS P P AVI, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right. (double-struck)

R: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM, Victory advancing to right, head to left, holding wreath and globus cruciger; star in right field, CONOB in exergue.

Ex-Roma Numismatics E-sale 96 (5 May 2022) Lot 1508.
1 commentsRon C205/15/22 at 14:16Jay GT4: Nice one Ron
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Caligula coin1 commentsKieran L05/15/22 at 08:26Kieran L: Is this coin any good?
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Didius JulianusDenario Didio Juliano 193 A.Cç

Roma 193 AC

Peso: 2,3 gr.
Diam: 18 mm

RIC - 3
R3

About very fine

EX - Solidus 2022
2 commentsJose Vicente A05/14/22 at 22:23Timestheus: Ah! Fantastic. These two, Empress and Emperor, are...
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DIDIA CLARADenario Didia Clara 193 AC

192 AC Roma

Peso : 2,91
Diam: 17,8 mm

RIC 10 under Didius Julianus
R-4
GVF

Moneda muy rara ex- Aureo Calico 2015- ex Tauler 2022
Con certificado de autenticidad
1 commentsJose Vicente A05/14/22 at 22:23Timestheus: Ah! Fantastic. These two, Empress and Emperor, are...
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Hadrianaw. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped and cuirassed, right, viewed from rear or side
rew. COS III // S C (in exergue)
Roma seated left on cuirass, resting foot on helmet, holding Victory and spear; behind, shield odsyłaczRIC II Hadrian 685 (semis)
data 124 - 125 nominał - Semis ;mennica - Rzym
RIC II, Part 3 (second edition) Hadrian 760
1 commentsWaldemar S05/14/22 at 11:39okidoki: very nice
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Augustus - denarius - IMP X ACT - Apollo AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right
IMP X ACT, the Actian Apollo standing left, holding plectrum and lyre
Denarius, 19 mm, 3,76 gr. Lugdunum, 15 - 13 BC.

This coin celebrates the victory of the forces of Augustus over Antony and Cleopatra at Actium, on 2 September 31 BC.
1 commentsLimes05/13/22 at 13:41Timestheus: Thats a nice typical augustus bust. Fine! Like it.
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Spain, Castulo Mid 2nd century B.C.Æ Heavy Unit
O: Diademed male head right.
R Sphinx right, left forepaw raised; star to right.
36.36g
34mm
ACIP 2126; SNG BM Spain 1298
1 commentsMat05/13/22 at 02:10Jay GT4: Sweet!
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Tacitus AE Antoninianus, 275-276 AD - MarsRoman Imperial, Tacitus AE Antoninianus, (275-276 AD), 3.6g, 23mm

Obverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: MARTI PACIF, Mars advancing left, holding branch, spear and shield. XXIVI in ex. "Martial Pacification" "Twenty parts base metal to one part silver ratio value - 6th workshop"

Reference: RIC temp 3764

Ex: Rudi Smits
1 commentsGil-galad05/11/22 at 11:47Timestheus: Nice bust face Smile
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Philip II, 247-249 Sestertius Rome circa 248, Æ 28.00 mm., 19.44 g.
IMP M IVLPHILIPPVS AVG Draped and cuirassed bust, laureate r. Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG / S C Low column inscribed COS II. RIC 265a. C. 78.

Attractive light brown tone, almost insignificant flan crack, Good Very Fine/Very Fine.

Ex Naville sale 34, 2017, 584. From the M. N. collection
2 commentspaul188805/10/22 at 01:19Callimachus: Nice coin - with a reverse usually seen on coins o...
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Philip II, 247-249 Sestertius Rome circa 248, Æ 28.00 mm., 19.44 g.
IMP M IVLPHILIPPVS AVG Draped and cuirassed bust, laureate r. Rev. SAECVLARES AVGG / S C Low column inscribed COS II. RIC 265a. C. 78.

Attractive light brown tone, almost insignificant flan crack, Good Very Fine/Very Fine.

Ex Naville sale 34, 2017, 584. From the M. N. collection
2 commentspaul188805/10/22 at 00:57Timestheus: Thats an great Sestertius.
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Maximianus CONSERVATOR AVGG from SisciaMaximianus
A.D. 289- 290
Ӕ Antoninianus
22mm 3.6g
IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
CONSERVATOR AVGG; Maximianus holding sceptre, and Hercules, leaning on club; standing face to face, sacrificing at altar.
In ex. •A•XXI•HP•
RIC Vii Siscia 580

bust type not listed in RIC

Secret code coins from Siscia
2 commentsVictor C05/09/22 at 16:51Victor C: it's the showpiece in my CONSERVATOR collecti...
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Mesopotamia, Edessa. Septimius Severus & Abgar VIII AE16.Obv: Laureate head of Severus right.
Rev: Draped and diademed bust right of Abgar VIII, wearing tiara.
1 commentsancientone05/09/22 at 16:15Timestheus: Fine, very interesting type for me. Fascinating.
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3361 CILICIA, Mopsus Hadrian Tetradrachm, SabinaReference.
RPC III, 3361; vA 33; Prieur 725A

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Θ ΤΡ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ Θ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ, Π Π (in field)
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum

Rev. ϹΑΒΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒ ΑΔΡΙ ΜΟΨΕΑΤⲰΝ ΠΟΛΕⲰϹ
Draped bust of Sabina as Artemis, r. with stephane and quiver on shoulder

12.79 gr
25.3 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki05/08/22 at 10:46Mat: Great one
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Maximianus CONSERVATOR AVGG from SisciaMaximianus
A.D. 289- 290
Ӕ Antoninianus
22mm 3.6g
IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
CONSERVATOR AVGG; Maximianus holding sceptre, and Hercules, leaning on club; standing face to face, sacrificing at altar.
In ex. •A•XXI•HP•
RIC Vii Siscia 580

bust type not listed in RIC

Secret code coins from Siscia
2 commentsVictor C05/08/22 at 09:37Timestheus: I like the porträt. perfect...
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3361 CILICIA, Mopsus Hadrian Tetradrachm, SabinaReference.
RPC III, 3361; vA 33; Prieur 725A

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Θ ΤΡ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ Θ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ, Π Π (in field)
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum

Rev. ϹΑΒΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒ ΑΔΡΙ ΜΟΨΕΑΤⲰΝ ΠΟΛΕⲰϹ
Draped bust of Sabina as Artemis, r. with stephane and quiver on shoulder

12.79 gr
25.3 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki05/08/22 at 09:35Timestheus: Oh, thats great, Hadrian AND Sabina... fine!
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3361 CILICIA, Mopsus Hadrian Tetradrachm, SabinaReference.
RPC III, 3361; vA 33; Prieur 725A

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ Θ ΤΡ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ Θ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ, Π Π (in field)
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum

Rev. ϹΑΒΕΙΝΑ ϹΕΒ ΑΔΡΙ ΜΟΨΕΑΤⲰΝ ΠΟΛΕⲰϹ
Draped bust of Sabina as Artemis, r. with stephane and quiver on shoulder

12.79 gr
25.3 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki05/08/22 at 00:33Jay GT4: NIce one!
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RIC 454 Divus Augustus, Restored by TitusÆ As, 9.40g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER; Head of Augustus, radiate, l.
Rev: IMP T VESP AVG REST; PROVIDENT in exergue; S C in field; Altar
RIC 454 (C3). BMC -. BNC 282.
Acquired from Savoca Coins, April 2022.

Titus struck an extensive restoration series of bronze coins of Flavian approved past emperors and imperial family members which reproduced the original coins in their entirety. While this veneration of past coinages was not a new idea (Vespasian copied past types on many reverses for the precious metal issues) it was quite an innovation to copy both the obverse and reverse of these past coinages. To do so likely had a dual purpose - one, to recoin types that were being recalled or falling out of circulation and to keep their memory alive, and secondly to link the Flavian house with those past revered personages. The meaning is quite clear on the reverse with Titus declaring he has restored (REST) this coin. H. Mattingly in BMCRE II writes 'those of Divus Augustus are especially appropriate in view of the consecration of Divus Vespasianus, which was evidently modelled on that of his predecessor.'

This Provident altar restoration as struck for Divus Augustus has nine different variants, this is by far the most common one. It faithfully copies the same type struck under Tiberius. The altar depicted is dedicated to Providentia, the personification of the emperor's divine providence. Although the type is commonly described as an altar, Marvin Tameanko has convincingly argued it is actually a sacellum, or small shrine. Although a common type under Vespasian, it was produced under Titus exclusively for the Divus Augustus restoration asses.

Oddly (for such a common type), missing from the BM!
1 commentsDavid Atherton05/07/22 at 23:13Jay GT4: Was on my watch list too. Congrats
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RPC 2405 Vespasian TetradrachmAYT TIT ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠAΣIAN KAIΣ
Head of Vespasian, laureate, right, date LA before neck

ΦΛΑΥΙ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Titus right with gorgoneion on breast plate

Alexandria, Egypt
1 July - 28 Aug 69 A.D

11.77g

RPC 2405 (6 spec.) Rare!

Ex-CNG e-auction 514, lot 335

The Roman legions in Alexandria proclaimed Vespasian emperor on 1 July 69 A.D. This coin was struck within the two months before the Egyptian new year began on 29 August 69 A.D. A fairly rare type that doesn't come to market often compared with year 2 coins.
6 commentsJay GT405/07/22 at 22:35*Alex: Great coin Jay.
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PhraatesAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 14.1.1-1C
1 commentsRobert L305/07/22 at 20:49Paul R3: Excellent reverse detail!
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Denar, RIC 3, p.270, 696 - Faustina II, Juno, IVNONI REGINAEFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right with circlet of pearls
Rev.: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno veiled, standing left, holding patera and sceptre; at her feet, a peacock.
Ag, 3.32g, 18.4mm
Ref.: RIC III 696, CRE 192 [C]
Ex Münzhandlung Ritter; 2. Feb. 1995
Image: Kölner Münzkabinett

2 commentsshanxi05/07/22 at 20:47Paul R3: Lovely portrait!
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Lucius Septimius Severus PertinaxEL Gold Stater Pantikapaion 196/197 n.Chr. MacDonald 504/1 * Av: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΑΥΡΟΜΑΤΟΥ * Rv: ΓqV * Sauromates II, Septimius Severus1 commentsTimestheus05/07/22 at 20:35vindelicus: Great coin. Interesting style.
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Iulia DomnaSilber Denar Rom 193/196 n.Chr. RIC 536 var. * Av: IVLIA DOMNA AVG * Rv: VENERI VICTR * Venus2 commentsTimestheus05/07/22 at 20:28vindelicus: Very nice coin.
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RPC 2405 Vespasian TetradrachmAYT TIT ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠAΣIAN KAIΣ
Head of Vespasian, laureate, right, date LA before neck

ΦΛΑΥΙ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Titus right with gorgoneion on breast plate

Alexandria, Egypt
1 July - 28 Aug 69 A.D

11.77g

RPC 2405 (6 spec.) Rare!

Ex-CNG e-auction 514, lot 335

The Roman legions in Alexandria proclaimed Vespasian emperor on 1 July 69 A.D. This coin was struck within the two months before the Egyptian new year began on 29 August 69 A.D. A fairly rare type that doesn't come to market often compared with year 2 coins.
6 commentsJay GT405/07/22 at 08:36Canaan: Veusihkry nice
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 380-340 BC. AR Nomos7.14g, 20mm, 2h.
Youth, with right arm hanging at side, on horse prancing to right; A-E below.
Taras astride dolphin to right, extending right arm; TAPAΣ below.
Vlasto 461; HN Italy 879; Gorny & Mosch 129, lot 18 (hammer: 2,900 EUR).
Near Very Fine; minor delamination to obv., attractive old cabinet tone.
Exceptionally Rare; only the second specimen to be offered in the past 20 years, and the first since 2004.
1 commentsLeo05/06/22 at 22:06Timestheus: I like this coin type. Fantastic. Congratz!
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Caracalla and Geta - MarkianopolisCaracalla and Geta,
AE27, Markianopolis, Consular Legate Flavius Ulpianus, 201-211 AD
27 mm - 10.45 g
AY K M AY ANTWNINOC AY K P CEP, GETAC in exergue, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right confronting laureate and draped bust of Geta left;
R/ V ΦΛ OVΛΠIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛ / Є,Apollo standing facing, head right, raising hand over head and holding bow; to left, Є (mark of value) above quiver; serpent-entwined tree stump to right;
H&J, Marcianopolis 6.20.7.1; Varbanov 1076 corr.,
1 commentsgb2940005/06/22 at 22:03Timestheus: Oh.. fantastic Province coin of this Brothers. Gre...
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Orodes IIAE drachm, early to mid 2nd century AD
Van’t Haaff 13.3.2-1B
1 commentsRobert L305/06/22 at 22:00Paul R3: Nice example
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RPC 2405 Vespasian TetradrachmAYT TIT ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠAΣIAN KAIΣ
Head of Vespasian, laureate, right, date LA before neck

ΦΛΑΥΙ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Titus right with gorgoneion on breast plate

Alexandria, Egypt
1 July - 28 Aug 69 A.D

11.77g

RPC 2405 (6 spec.) Rare!

Ex-CNG e-auction 514, lot 335

The Roman legions in Alexandria proclaimed Vespasian emperor on 1 July 69 A.D. This coin was struck within the two months before the Egyptian new year began on 29 August 69 A.D. A fairly rare type that doesn't come to market often compared with year 2 coins.
6 commentsJay GT405/06/22 at 21:56Paul R3: Lovely rare example!TRSVC
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Maroneia, AR TetradrachmThrace, Maroneia. AR Tetradrachm, 34 mm, 15.61 gr.
Late 2nd-mid 1st centuries BC.
Obv. - Wreathed head of Dionysos right. Rev. - ΔIONYΣOY ΣΩTHPOΣ MAPΩNITΩN -
Dionysos standing left, holding bunch of grapes and narthex stalks. Monogram to each side(rare type).
Schönert-Geiss 1260-5 (dies V77/R263); BMC 129; HGC 3.2, 1556. CNG Inventory 727175(same dies).
High relief, full inscriptions, no missing or blurry details; nice toning. Some slight double strike areas, more visible on obverse.
1 commentsmaxthrax05/06/22 at 15:43okidoki: very nice
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Marcus Opellius Antoninus DiadumenianusSilber Denar Rom 217/218 n.Chr. RIC 102a * Av: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES * Rv: PRINC IVVENTVTIS * Diadumenian1 commentsTimestheus05/06/22 at 15:42okidoki: great bust
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Pb24mm2 commentsancientone05/06/22 at 15:40okidoki: Interesting
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Marcus Aurelius Severus Antoninus CaracallaSilber Denar Laodicea 200/201 n.Chr. RIC 351a * Av: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS * Rv: SECVRIT ORBIS * Securitas1 commentsTimestheus05/06/22 at 15:39okidoki: very nice
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RPC 2405 Vespasian TetradrachmAYT TIT ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠAΣIAN KAIΣ
Head of Vespasian, laureate, right, date LA before neck

ΦΛΑΥΙ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Titus right with gorgoneion on breast plate

Alexandria, Egypt
1 July - 28 Aug 69 A.D

11.77g

RPC 2405 (6 spec.) Rare!

Ex-CNG e-auction 514, lot 335

The Roman legions in Alexandria proclaimed Vespasian emperor on 1 July 69 A.D. This coin was struck within the two months before the Egyptian new year began on 29 August 69 A.D. A fairly rare type that doesn't come to market often compared with year 2 coins.
6 commentsJay GT405/06/22 at 04:31David Atherton: Superb example!
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Pb24mm2 commentsancientone05/05/22 at 22:14ickster: Any details on this? I'm unfamiliar with it. ...
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Iulia DomnaSilber Denar Rom 196/202 n.Chr. RIC 577 * Av: IVLIA AVGVSTA * Rv: SAECVLI FELICITAS * Isis1 commentsTimestheus05/05/22 at 22:12ickster: Wonderful detail and near mint state. Good find!
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Prusias I, Kingdom of Bithynia. Æ19. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠΡOYΣIOY, bow and quiver.
BMC 9
1 commentsancientone05/05/22 at 22:11ickster: Very attractive coin.
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TITUS as Caesar AE DupondiusOBVERSE: T CAESAR VESPASIAN IMP III PONT TR POT II COS, Radiate head of Titus right
REVERSE: ROMA VICTRIX, Roma seated to left on cuirass, holding Victory and spear; behind, various arms; S C in exergue
Struck at Rome, 72AD
10.5g, 27.76mm
RIC 633; RIC? 483 (R2)
Ex Frank Kovacs
1 commentsLegatus05/05/22 at 21:56Jay GT4: Nice!
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RPC 2405 Vespasian TetradrachmAYT TIT ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠAΣIAN KAIΣ
Head of Vespasian, laureate, right, date LA before neck

ΦΛΑΥΙ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Titus right with gorgoneion on breast plate

Alexandria, Egypt
1 July - 28 Aug 69 A.D

11.77g

RPC 2405 (6 spec.) Rare!

Ex-CNG e-auction 514, lot 335

The Roman legions in Alexandria proclaimed Vespasian emperor on 1 July 69 A.D. This coin was struck within the two months before the Egyptian new year began on 29 August 69 A.D. A fairly rare type that doesn't come to market often compared with year 2 coins.
6 commentsJay GT405/05/22 at 20:51Nemonater: Excellent
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RPC 2405 Vespasian TetradrachmAYT TIT ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠAΣIAN KAIΣ
Head of Vespasian, laureate, right, date LA before neck

ΦΛΑΥΙ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Titus right with gorgoneion on breast plate

Alexandria, Egypt
1 July - 28 Aug 69 A.D

11.77g

RPC 2405 (6 spec.) Rare!

Ex-CNG e-auction 514, lot 335

The Roman legions in Alexandria proclaimed Vespasian emperor on 1 July 69 A.D. This coin was struck within the two months before the Egyptian new year began on 29 August 69 A.D. A fairly rare type that doesn't come to market often compared with year 2 coins.
6 commentsJay GT405/05/22 at 20:38Mat: Very jealous, wonderful coin!
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Publius Septimius GetaSilber Denar Rom 210/211 n.Chr. RIC 84 * Av: P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT * Rv: ADVENTVS AVGVSTI * Adventus1 commentsTimestheus05/04/22 at 15:03Laurentius: Nice coin! Cool
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 22Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.20g, 17.5mm, 0 degrees, Rome mint, 193 CE

Attribution: RIC IVa 22. Cohen 682. BMCRE V 31.

O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right.

R: VICT AVG TR P COS, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.

13 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.103.

Ex-Aeternitas Numismatics
1 commentsRon C205/04/22 at 02:14Jay GT4: Honest coin. Nice
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Lucius Septimius Severus PertinaxSilber Tetradrachme Laodicea 208/209 n.Chr. Prieur 1149 * Av: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ CЄOYHΡOC CЄ * Rv: ΔΗΜΑΡX ЄΞ ΥΠΑΤΟC ΤΟ Γ * Adler1 commentsTimestheus05/03/22 at 21:02gb29400: Nice bust Laughing
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Constantine, Sarmatia Devicta, FollisDate: AD 323-324, Treveri
Obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG
Rev: SARMATIA DEVICTA
Victory advancing right, trophy in right hand over shoulder, palm in left,
spurning captive on ground
Mint: PTR
RIC 435
3,8g, ∅ 19mm
2 commentsLaurentius05/03/22 at 14:31Timestheus: Thats my favorite in your collection... great.
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR DenariusOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG XI, eagle between standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.7g, 17mm
RSC 27
2 commentsLegatus05/03/22 at 14:28Timestheus: One of the better Legion Denarius - fine coin!
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3086A Hadrian Denarius 117-30 AD star within crescent Eastern MintReference.
RIC --; Strack --

Bust A1+

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head

Rev. COS III
Star within crescent.

3.26 gr
18 mm
12h

Die link:
https://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=132615
2 commentsokidoki05/03/22 at 14:28Timestheus: I like coins with the star theme. fine!
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Elagabalus (218-222 AD) AR Denarius : uncertain eastern mint, struck 218-219 AD

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Rev: FELICITAS TEMP; Galley under sail with seven oarsmen right, hortator and gubernator at stern

Size: 18.5mm

Ref: RIC IV 188
2 commentspaul188805/03/22 at 14:26Timestheus: Thats fine, i have the same type.
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Crawford 494/42, ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, L. Mussidius Longus AR DenariusRome, The Republic.
L. Mussidius Longus, 42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.85g; 19mm; 3h).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: CONCORDIA; Veiled head of Concordia facing right; crescent beneath chin.

Reverse: L•MVSSIDIVS•LONGVS; Shrine of Venus Cloacina with two statues, inscribed CLOACIN.

References: Crawford 494/42c; HCRI 188b; Sydenham 1093b; BMCRR 4246; Mussidia 6.

Provenance: Ex Peter J. Merani Collection [Triton XXIV]; H.J.Berk BBS 201 (13 Jul 2017), lot 163; H.J. Berk BBS 166 (15 Oct 2009), lot 280; Eton College Collection [Sotheby's (1 Dec 1976), lot 409].

Nothing is known of the Mussidia gens except for the coins of L. Mussidius Longus. The reverse depicts the open air, circular shrine of Venus Cloacina containing two statues and a balustrade. Remains of the shrine survive in the Roman Forum today. In antiquity, the shrine was located near Rome’s main sewer outlet, the Cloaca Maxima, and reflected the importance of Rome’s sewer system to the health and well being of the City. Sear interprets the reverse as an allusion to purification needed after Caesar’s assassination.
4 commentsCarausius05/03/22 at 14:26Timestheus: Fine "cloacina" coin!
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01.- A. Postumius Serrate Denarius (81 BC)A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus. 81 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (18.7 mm, 3.85 g.). Draped bust of Diana right, with bow and quiver over shoulder; bucranium above / Togate figure standing left on rock, holding aspergillum over head of ox standing right; lighted altar between them. VF, toned.
Purchased at Aureo & Calico auction in 2015.
5 commentsOscar D05/03/22 at 14:25Timestheus: One of my favorite rep. coins. fantastic!
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RIC IV 124b CaracallaEmperor: Caracalla
Date: 201-206 AD
Type: AR Denarius
Weight: 3.28 grams
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG; Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, right.
Reverse: CONCORDIA FELIX; Caracalla standing left, holding volumen, clasping right hands with Plautilla standing right.
References: RIC IV 124b; RSC 23a
Provenance: CNG Electronic Auction 514
2 commentsDavid Fischer05/03/22 at 14:23Timestheus: Oh fantastic coin, that is what i am searching!
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GREEK, ITALY, CALABRIA, Taras. c. Time of Kleonymos. Circa 302 BC. AV Tetrobol-Third Stater.AV. 2.84 g. 12.00 mm.
Obv. Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled serpent.
Rev. Naked Taras driving biga right, holding trident in left hand, reins in right; above, star; below, dolphin downwards.
HN Italy 956; Vlasto 20 ; SNG ANS -; SNG Cop. 838 var. (no dolphin).
Very rare issue. VF/Good VF.
Ex Vinchon, November 1994, lot 8 (Coll. James et Sneja Velkov).

Struck c. 303-302 BC, when Tarentine invited Kleonymos, as son of Kleomenes II, to defend them against the Lucanians. The Spartan raised such a large mercenary army (it is said to have been made up of about 5,000 warriors) that the Italic enemy immediately asked for a peace terms.
1 commentsLeo05/02/22 at 12:53*Alex: Nice. I don't expect it will face much compet...
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Denar, RIC 3, p.270, 696 - Faustina II, Juno, IVNONI REGINAEFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right with circlet of pearls
Rev.: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno veiled, standing left, holding patera and sceptre; at her feet, a peacock.
Ag, 3.32g, 18.4mm
Ref.: RIC III 696, CRE 192 [C]
Ex Münzhandlung Ritter; 2. Feb. 1995
Image: Kölner Münzkabinett

2 commentsshanxi05/02/22 at 12:03Laurentius: Fantastic! Cool
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Constantine II., CLARITAS, FollisDate: AD 317, Treveri
Obv: FL CL CONSTANTINVS IVN N C
bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: CLARITAS REIPVBLICAE
Sol, radiate, standing facing, head left, nude but for chlamys across left
shoulder, with right hand raised and holding globe in left hand
T-F across fields
Mint: dot ATR
3,55g, ∅ 20mm
1 commentsLaurentius05/02/22 at 09:56shanxi: nice
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00 Domitian as Caesar RIC-1489 [Vespasian]AR Denarius, 2.82g
Ephesus (?) mint, 76 AD
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r. 'o' mint mark below neck
Rev: PRINCEPS IVVENTVT; Spes, draped, advancing l., holding up flower in r. hand and with l. holding up her skirt.
RIC 1489 (R2). BMC 481. BNC -. RPC 1462 (1 spec.). RSC 575a.
Acquired from eBay, April 2022.

A mysterious eastern mint struck a spate of denarii in 76 which copied many contemporary types from Rome. Both RIC and RPC speculate it possibly could be Ephesus, citing a similar style with a previous Ephesian issue from 74 and the use of an annulet as a mint mark. The issue is extremely rare. This denarius copies the much more common Spes type contemporaneously struck at Rome for Domitian. These eastern denarii are often confused with the issues from Rome, however, they can be distinguished by their superior style and the annulet (if visible) below the bust.

Missing from the Paris collection.
1 commentsDavid Atherton04/30/22 at 16:13Jay GT4: Great find
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RIC IV 124b CaracallaEmperor: Caracalla
Date: 201-206 AD
Type: AR Denarius
Weight: 3.28 grams
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG; Bust of Caracalla, laureate, draped, right.
Reverse: CONCORDIA FELIX; Caracalla standing left, holding volumen, clasping right hands with Plautilla standing right.
References: RIC IV 124b; RSC 23a
Provenance: CNG Electronic Auction 514
2 commentsDavid Fischer04/29/22 at 05:41v-drome: Beautiful collection and photos
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Vespasian RIC-878Æ Sestertius, 26.01g
Rome mint, 76 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS VII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI; S C in field; Fortuna stg. l., with branch and rudder on globe, and cornucopiae
RIC 878 (R2). BMC -. BNC 744.
Acquired from Savoca Coins, April 2022.

The Rome mint produced its largest issue of bronze coinage under Vespasian in 71. Afterwards, with each passing year the issues became smaller and smaller. By 76 the bronze issues were minuscule, as this extremely rare variant of the normally common Fortuna reverse type demonstrates. It carries an important propaganda message concerning the safe return (REDVCI) of the imperial household which can be translated as 'Fortune the home-bringer'. This 76 variant is missing from the BM.
1 commentsDavid Atherton04/28/22 at 17:35Jay GT4: Lovely
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