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048 Clodius Albinus (193-196 A.D. Caesar, 195-196 A.D. Augustus ), Rome, RIC IV-I 002, AR-Denarius, COS II, Aesculapius standing left, Rare! #1048 Clodius Albinus (193-196 A.D. Caesar, 195-196 A.D. Augustus ), Rome, RIC IV-I 002, AR-Denarius, COS II, Aesculapius standing left, Rare! #1
avers: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare head right.
reverse: COS II, Aesculapius standing left, naked to the waist, feeding serpent climbing up staff.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,8mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 5h ,
mint: Rome, date: 195 A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I 2, p-44, RSC 9, BMC 88, Sear 6140,
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1 commentsquadrans07/31/21 at 12:21Ron C2: Great coin!
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France (feudal): Duchy of Burgundy; Hugues/Hugh III (1162-1192) and Hugues/Hugh IV (1218-1272)Boudeau 1211; Poey d’Avant 5677 var., plate XXXI No. 12; Roberts 4533-34 var.

AR denier; Dijon mint; .89 g., 17.75 mm. max., 270°

Obv: + VGO D[V]X BVRG:DIE (three vertical pellets between G and D), pellet above two billettes, annulet below.

Rev: + DIVIONENSIS (=Dijon) (first S retrograde), cross.
1 commentsStkp07/31/21 at 12:12quadrans: Nice find...Smile
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² 0887, RIC II(1962) 578, Rome, AE-Dupondius, FELICITAS PVBLICA, S-C, Felicitas standing left, #2020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² 0887, RIC II(1962) 578, Rome, AE-Dupondius, FELICITAS PVBLICA, S-C, Felicitas standing left, #2
avers: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS VII, Radiate head right.
reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA, S C across fields; Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 25,3-26,5mm, weight: 12,62g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 76 A.D.,
ref: RIC² 0887, RIC II(1962) 578, C-155,
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2 commentsquadrans07/30/21 at 00:53Jay GT4: Good portrait
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² 0887, RIC II(1962) 578, Rome, AE-Dupondius, FELICITAS PVBLICA, S-C, Felicitas standing left, #2020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² 0887, RIC II(1962) 578, Rome, AE-Dupondius, FELICITAS PVBLICA, S-C, Felicitas standing left, #2
avers: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS VII, Radiate head right.
reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA, S C across fields; Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 25,3-26,5mm, weight: 12,62g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 76 A.D.,
ref: RIC² 0887, RIC II(1962) 578, C-155,
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2 commentsquadrans07/30/21 at 00:42Ron C2: I like this one, though the expression is a bit so...
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Teos, Ionia320-294 BC
AR Diobol (10mm, 0.92g)
Mentor magistrate.
O: Griffin seated right, with left forepaw raised.
R: Lyre; MENTΩP (magistrate) downward to right.
Kinns 95; SNG Kayhan 611v; Imhoof 126A
ex MRB Coins
5 commentsEnodia07/29/21 at 16:59Fernando: A precious coin. On the reverse, there is a barbit...
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Titus RIC-506Æ Quadrans, 3.29g
Eastern Mint (Thrace?), 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES DIVI VES F AVG; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Julia std. l., with patera and sceptre
RIC 506 (R2). BMC -. BNC -. RPC p. 137.
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, July 2021.

An unidentified Eastern mint struck coins for Titus sometime between 80-81. The style, fabric, and unique obverse legends (DIVI VES F in this case) 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.

This extremely rare orichalcum quadrans featuring Titus's daughter teenage Julia Titi on the reverse is unique to this mint. It is also the only time both father and daughter appeared jointly on an imperial coin. Julia was granted the title Augusta sometime in 80 or 81 which may have prompted her presence on the coinage. Missing from both the BM and Paris collections and only referenced in RPC (p. 137) as possibly from Rome with no specimen in the plates. Attractive dark patina with golden highlights.
2 commentsDavid Atherton07/29/21 at 16:51Jay GT4: Nice!
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RIC 0845Domitian, with Domitia (81-96).
AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm of uncertain mint (Ephesos or possibly struck in Rome for export and usage in Asia).
(10.5 g)
Obv: Laureate bust of Domitian right; IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PM COS VIII
Rev: Draped bust of Domitia right; DOMITIA AVGVSTA
RIC 845; RPC II 866; RSC 2.
Spink USA 370 - The Numismatic Collector's Series e-Auction Lot 18 July 14, 2021

This is my first coin that includes Domitian's wife Domitia. Sources such as Suetonius implicate Domitia in the assassination of her husband. One must remember that Suetonius was trading in gossip for some of his assertions. The hatred of the senate towards Domitian was well knownI am glad that I was able to own one at all. and I would not have put it past these individuals to have attempted the virtual assassination of Domitian after his death. Hated is one thing but hated so much that you wife kills you? Well that is something else entirely.

As for this coin, it is obviously a well worn example. That is okay by me. The fact that the condition is below par allowed me to purchase it. In better condition, Cistohophori such as this demand very high prices. Still I think there are positive points that should be mentioned. First it is a nice substantial hunk of silver. I also like the portrait of Domitian. The style is quite nice and I like that his full name is spelled out. Of course, another reason I like the coin is that I now have a coin of Domitia! She is an important character in the life of Domitian and should be referenced in any collection focussed on Domitian.
1 commentsorfew07/29/21 at 16:23FlaviusDomitianus: Glad you got one of these.
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RIC 0957 (Vespasian)Domitian as Caesar AR Denarius. Rome 77-78 CE
Obv: Laureate head right; CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Rev: Horseman galloping right; COS V in exergue
RIC 957 (Vespasian); BMC 234 (Vespasian); RSC 49
Purchased from Soler y Llach. Subasta Numismatica, Collecion Scipio, Primera Parte June 30, 2021 Lot 518.

As a general rule I have been trying to grab the rare Domitian denarii before getting the easier and more common issues. However, as soon as I saw this one I thought it was very special. While it also has a great reverse image, it is the portrait that shines on this coin. So many of the portraits for Domitian as Caesar are strange, non-artistic, or just plain ugly. This one is exceptional. Many denarii of Domitian appear to be beardless because of normal wear. On this coin, the beard can be seen under the chin.

While I am used to seeing amazing portraiture of Domitian between the years 84-88 CE, so many of these earlier denarii are are best unattractive, and at worst are extremely ugly. The expressive portrait on my coin shows the hand of a very talented engraver. I would very much like to pick up more pieces by this artist. Even the reverse shows evidence of true artistic talent. This image is so often pedestrian on this type. However, here, the figure and horse show much energy and vitality.

I have many excellent portraits of Domitian, but I believe that this one will be a favourite for many years to come.While the denarii of 85-88 are beautiful they also show a sanitized image of the emperor. However, on this coin looks like a real human character. Even the typical Flavian nose is rendered here as an asset and not a detriment. Now that takes a very skilled engraver indeed.
1 commentsorfew07/29/21 at 16:22FlaviusDomitianus: Very nice indeed!
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Domitian RIC-663AR Denarius, 3.50g
Rome mint, 88-89 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XVIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
RIC 663 (R2). BMC -. RSC 248. BNC 143.
Ex Papillon 7, 10 July 2021, lot 749.

A very rare denarius which records Domitian's 18th imperial acclamation, most likely struck in late 88. Imperial acclamations were coming fast and furious during the 88-89 time period, which is the primary means of differentiating the many various issues since Domitian did not take the consulship in 89. He was campaigning against the Dacians in 88 and presumably that is the likely explanation of the rapid succession of imperial acclamations during the time period. The denarii recording his 18th imperial acclamation are some of the rarest and were probably struck for just a few days. A military diploma dated 7 November, 88 records Domitian as IMP XVII, therefore this tiny issue must have been struck soon after that date at the end of 88 and/or very early in 89. RIC speculates mid December 88.
1 commentsDavid Atherton07/29/21 at 16:21FlaviusDomitianus: Nice one, different dies than mine.
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RIC 0601 Vespasian AsIMP 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."
9 commentsJay GT407/29/21 at 09:56*Alex: Wow. The temple is great.
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RIC 0357 Vespasian denarius DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
laureate head of Vespasian right

SC on circular shield supported by two capricorns back to back, globe below

Rome 80 AD

RIC 357 (C2);Sear 2569

19mm 3.4g

Ex-Incitatus

Issued by Titus in honour of his father Divus Vespasian
3 commentsJay GT407/29/21 at 09:53*Alex: Nice example. Much better than mine.
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CaracallaANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head of Caracalla right

LAETITIA TEMPORVM
The spina of the Circus Maximus decorated as a ship facing l., with the turning posts at its prow and stern, a sail mounted on the central obelisk, and the spina's other monuments visible in between; above the ship, four quadrigas racing l.; below, seven animals: an ostrich at l. and bear at r.; between them a lion and a lioness chasing a wild ass and a panther attacking a bison.

Rome 206 AD

3.34g

Ex-Londinium coins, Ex Professor K.D. White with original envelope.

Sear 6813, RIC 157, BMCRE 257, CSS 793

Very rare! Only 2 examples in the Reka Devnia hoard

Better in hand

Notes by Curtis Clay:

This famous type commemorates the chariot races and animal hunt that took place on the seventh and final day of Severus' Saecular Games in 204 AD, as described in the inscriptional acts of those games which were found in Rome in the 1870s and 1930s. According to the acts, after three days of sacrifices and three days of honorary stage shows, Severus and Caracalla held circus games on the seventh day, consisting of chariot races and then a hunt of 700 beasts, 100 each of "lions, lionesses, panthers, bears, bisons, wild asses, ostriches". Dio Cassius describes the same hunt, adding the detail that the cage from which the animals were discharged was formed like a boat: "The entire receptacle in the theater had been fashioned in the shape of a boat and was capable of receiving or discharging four hundred beasts at once; and then, as it suddenly fell apart, there came rushing forth bears, lionesses, panthers, lions, ostriches, wild asses, bisons, so that 700 beasts in all, both wild and domesticated, at one and the same time were seen running about and were slaughtered. For to correspond with the duration of the festival, which lasted seven days, the number of the animals was also seven times one hundred." In Dio's text this passage follows directly on his account of Severus' Decennalian Games in 202 AD, causing scholars to accuse Dio of misdating the hunt or to postulate that similar hunts of 700 animals were held both in 202 and in 204. But the true explanation, in my opinion, is that Dio's Byzantine epitimator Xiphilinus, on whom we are dependent for this section of Dio's text, has simply jumped without warning or transition from Dio's description of the Decennalian Games of 202 to his description of the circus spectacle concluding the Saecular Games of 204. This hypothesis easily explains why Dio's text as we have it makes no mention of the Saecular Games themselves or of any event of 203: Xiphilinus omitted this whole section of Dio's history! The seven kinds of animals named by both Dio and the inscriptional acts are also depicted in the coin type: on good specimens, especially the aureus BM pl. 34.4, the ostrich and the bear are clear, the lion has a mane, the ass has long ears, the bison has horns and a hump. Two large felines remain, of which we may suppose that the one accompanying the lion is the lioness and the one attacking the bison is the panther. The animals are named somewhat differently in Cohen, BMC, and other numismatic works: though numismatists have long cited Dio's text to explain the coin type, no one previously seems to have posed the question whether the seven animals in the lower part of the type might not be the same seven that Dio and now the inscriptional acts too name! These circus games with the ship and 700 animals were held in 204 AD, but the coin type commemorating them did not appear until two years later: on aurei of Septimius the type is die linked to a dated type of 206 AD, and for Caracalla the type passes from a draped and cuirassed obverse type on the aureus to the "head only" type on his denarii, a transition that took place in 206 AD according to his dated coins.


SOLD October 2014
11 commentsJay GT407/29/21 at 09:51*Alex: Wonderful coin
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Roman BridgeThis is a Roman bridge in the south of Italy (Calabria) at the bottom of my grandmothers town today called Scigliano but in ancient times was known as Sturni. "Annibale’s Bridge” (Hannibal) is also known as ”The Bridge of Saint Angelo" The road and surrounding area is completely grown over but it was once a part of the Via Popilia which once joined Reggio Calabria to Capua. The bridge crosses the Savuto river. There are no tourists here, it is only known by the locals and is claimed to be the oldest free standing Roman bridge! It dates to 130 BC.1 commentsJay GT407/29/21 at 09:48*Alex: Very interesting.
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RIC 0841 Domitian CistophorusIMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG P M COS VIII
laureate head of Domitian to right

CA PIT across field, RESTIT in exergue
tetrastyle temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus Capitolinus, containing statues of the Capitoline Triad, Jupiter seated left between standing figures of Juno and Minerva

Ephesus or more likely Rome for circulation in the East
A.D. 82

Rare
10.83g

RIC 841 (C), S.2715, BMC 251, RSC 23, RPC 864

From the MS collection
Ex-G&M auction 147 lot 1813 March 2006
Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT407/29/21 at 09:41*Alex: Great reverse. Nice coin.
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RIC 0604 Domitian DenariusIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII
Laureate head right

COS XIIII across field; Column inscribed LVD SAEC FEC;
all within laurel wreath

3.09g

Rome; September 14-December 31, 88 AD

RIC 604 (C) Scarce

Ex-Praefectus

Rated as common in RIC but actually quite difficult to find. Beautiful in hand with a nice dark old cabinet toning developing.
6 commentsJay GT407/29/21 at 09:39*Alex: Superb. Great tone, great coin.
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MAXIMODenario Maximo as Caesar 235 AC

Ceca: Roma
Peso: 3,75 gr
Diam: 19,9 mm

RIC 3. Escasa

Ex Solidus 2019

Extremely fine

Anv:MAXIMVS CAESAR GERM
Rev:PRINC iVVVENTUTIS
1 commentsJose Vicente A07/27/21 at 20:44Callimachus: Nice portrait.
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Titus RIC-506Æ Quadrans, 3.29g
Eastern Mint (Thrace?), 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES DIVI VES F AVG; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Julia std. l., with patera and sceptre
RIC 506 (R2). BMC -. BNC -. RPC p. 137.
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, July 2021.

An unidentified Eastern mint struck coins for Titus sometime between 80-81. The style, fabric, and unique obverse legends (DIVI VES F in this case) 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.

This extremely rare orichalcum quadrans featuring Titus's daughter teenage Julia Titi on the reverse is unique to this mint. It is also the only time both father and daughter appeared jointly on an imperial coin. Julia was granted the title Augusta sometime in 80 or 81 which may have prompted her presence on the coinage. Missing from both the BM and Paris collections and only referenced in RPC (p. 137) as possibly from Rome with no specimen in the plates. Attractive dark patina with golden highlights.
2 commentsDavid Atherton07/27/21 at 16:50Mat: Beautiful little coin.
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2nd - 1st Century BC, IRON AGE BRITAIN, Cantii, AE Potin, Minted 100 - 30BCObverse: No legend. Crude outline of head facing right; pellet within circle in centre.
Reverse: No legend. Crude lines representing a bull facing left, crescents above.
Flat Linear type, Class 1
Found, Thames Valley region, England
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 1.9gms | Axis: 3h
BMC: 667-714 | SPINK: 63

The Cantii produced the first coins to be actually made in Britain.


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3 comments*Alex07/27/21 at 13:46Virgil H: Very nice
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Kingdom of Macedonia, Amyntas III, 393 - 370/369 BC. AE17 Dichalkon. Struck at an uncertain mint in MacedoniaObverse: No legend. Head of Herakles, wearing lion's skin, facing right.
Reverse: AMYNTA above Eagle standing facing right, grasping snake in it's talons and attacking it with it's beak.
Diameter: 16.92mm | Weight: 3.17gms | Die Axis: 6
SNG ANS 100 - 109 | SNG Munchen 49-52 | AMNG 160, 7

Amyntas III was king of Macedonia from about 393 to 370/369 BC, he was the father of Philip II and the grandfather of Alexander the Great. His skillful diplomacy in Greek affairs prepared the way for Macedonia's emergence as a great power under his son Philip II.
Amyntas came to the throne during a period of some confusion after the sudden death of king Archelaus who was killed while out hunting in 399 BC. Archelaus was succeeded by his young son Orestes, who ruled with his guardian Aeropus for four years until his death, possibly at the hands of Aeropus. Aeropus then ruled alone as Aeropus II, until he died of an illness two years later and was succeeded by his son Pausanius.
Diodorus gives two versions of the start of Amyntas' reign but both versions agree that Amyntas came to the throne after assassinating Pausanias but was then driven out by the Illyrians. Amyntas recovered his kingdom in the following year however, with the aid of the Spartans and the Thessalians. He continued to maintain his position by the expedient of siding with the powers ascendant in Greece, securing his alliance with Athens by supporting their claim to Amphipolis, and by adopting the Athenian general Iphicrates as his son. Iphicrates later helped Amyntas' son, Perdikkas III, to secure his claim to the throne.
Several significant figures worked in Macedonia during Amyntas' reign, including Nicomachus, the father of Aristotle, who served as court physician to Amyntas, and Aristotle himself who served as the tutor to Amyntas' grandson, Alexander the Great.
Amyntas died at an advanced age in 370-369 BC, leaving his throne to the eldest of his three sons, Alexander II, who ruled from 369 to 366 BC. Amyntas' other two sons also ended up ruling Macedon, Perdikkas III from 365 to 359 BC and Philip II, the father of Alexander the Great, from 359 to 336 BC.
2 comments*Alex07/27/21 at 13:44Virgil H: Nice one
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Domitian RIC-297Æ Dupondius, 13.36g
Rome mint, 85 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI; Head of Domitian, radiate, bearded, r.
Rev: VICTORIAE AVGVSTI; S C in field; Victory stg. l., inscribing shield set on trophy to l., and holding palm
RIC 297 (R). BMC -. BNC 334.
Acquired CGB.fr, June 2021.

A 'Germania Capta' dupondius struck during Domitian's first issue of 85, the first bronze issue that fully celebrated the German victory. The war with the German tribe the Chatti likely took place in either 82 or 83 and Domitian acquired the title 'Germanicus' in 83, the year of his German triumph. Why it took so long for these achievements to be commemorated on the bronze coinage is a mystery. Perhaps the bronze mint was not in full operation due to reorganisation until 85. These 'Germania Capta' types would be produced for only a few years between 85-88. This Victory inscribing shield was struck somewhat commonly for the dupondii and sparingly for the asses. The motif was borrowed, with some minor modifications, from Vespasian's coinage. Rare lacking aegis portrait and missing from the BM.
1 commentsDavid Atherton07/27/21 at 03:28Jay GT4: I've always liked this reverse type
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Domitian RIC-446AR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 86 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
RIC 446 (R2). BMC 96. RSC 204c. BNC -.
Ex Andrew Short Collection, purchased from Kölner, June 2021.

A very rare M2 type from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity, probably produced for just a few short weeks at the end of September. Imperial acclamations were awarded to Domitian at a fairly quick pace during 86 because of the Dacian campaign with many issues being struck rather briefly before news arrived of a new imperial salutation. The portrait is of an extremely fine style typical of Domitian's coinage during this time period. Hints of iridescent toning add to the piece's appeal.
4 commentsDavid Atherton07/27/21 at 03:27Jay GT4: Great provenance
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Domitian RIC-446AR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 86 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
RIC 446 (R2). BMC 96. RSC 204c. BNC -.
Ex Andrew Short Collection, purchased from Kölner, June 2021.

A very rare M2 type from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity, probably produced for just a few short weeks at the end of September. Imperial acclamations were awarded to Domitian at a fairly quick pace during 86 because of the Dacian campaign with many issues being struck rather briefly before news arrived of a new imperial salutation. The portrait is of an extremely fine style typical of Domitian's coinage during this time period. Hints of iridescent toning add to the piece's appeal.
4 commentsDavid Atherton07/27/21 at 01:14orfew: Excellent!
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157 Procopius (365-366 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 007,7, AE-3, REPARATIO FEL TEMP, -/•//SMHΓ, Procopius standing, R2!! #2157 Procopius (365-366 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 007,7, AE-3, REPARATIO FEL TEMP, -/•//SMHΓ, Procopius standing, R2!! #2
avers: D N PROCOPIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped cuirassed bust left.
reverse: REPARATI O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing, facing, holding labarum, and resting a hand on shield. Dot down and Christogram up in the right field.
exergue: -/•//SMHΓ, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,01g, axis: 11h,
mint: Heraclea,, date: 364-367A.D.,
ref: RIC IX 7,7, p-193, R2!!
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1 commentsquadrans07/27/21 at 01:14Jay GT4: One you don't see everyday. Congrats!
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 502bSeptimius Severus AR denarius

2.89g, 19.0mm, 15 degrees, Laodicea mint, 198-202 CE, RIC IVa 502b. Cohen 78.

O: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right.

R: CONCORDIAE MILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding standard in each hand.

6 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.94.

Ex-Ken Dorney No. 8028.
1 commentsRon C207/26/21 at 20:47quadrans: Another nice piece Laughing
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2nd - 1st Century BC, IRON AGE BRITAIN, Cantii, AE Potin, Minted 100 - 30BCObverse: No legend. Crude outline of head facing right; pellet within circle in centre.
Reverse: No legend. Crude lines representing a bull facing left, crescents above.
Flat Linear type, Class 1
Found, Thames Valley region, England
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 1.9gms | Axis: 3h
BMC: 667-714 | SPINK: 63

The Cantii produced the first coins to be actually made in Britain.


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3 comments*Alex07/26/21 at 14:58quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Domitian RIC-446AR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 86 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
RIC 446 (R2). BMC 96. RSC 204c. BNC -.
Ex Andrew Short Collection, purchased from Kölner, June 2021.

A very rare M2 type from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity, probably produced for just a few short weeks at the end of September. Imperial acclamations were awarded to Domitian at a fairly quick pace during 86 because of the Dacian campaign with many issues being struck rather briefly before news arrived of a new imperial salutation. The portrait is of an extremely fine style typical of Domitian's coinage during this time period. Hints of iridescent toning add to the piece's appeal.
4 commentsDavid Atherton07/26/21 at 11:09Ron C2: Nice coin and great portrait!
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Carausius Antoninianus - Wolf & TwinsCarausius Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
PM COS IIII
Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus right.

σ +∩ (blundered CLA) in exergue

Clausentium(?)

2.49g, 20mm

Not in RIC.
2 commentsHarry G07/25/21 at 22:11Noviomagus: An interesting coin.
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Domitian RIC-446AR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 86 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
RIC 446 (R2). BMC 96. RSC 204c. BNC -.
Ex Andrew Short Collection, purchased from Kölner, June 2021.

A very rare M2 type from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity, probably produced for just a few short weeks at the end of September. Imperial acclamations were awarded to Domitian at a fairly quick pace during 86 because of the Dacian campaign with many issues being struck rather briefly before news arrived of a new imperial salutation. The portrait is of an extremely fine style typical of Domitian's coinage during this time period. Hints of iridescent toning add to the piece's appeal.
4 commentsDavid Atherton07/25/21 at 18:25FlaviusDomitianus: Nice addition!
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2nd - 1st Century BC, IRON AGE BRITAIN, Cantii, AE Potin, Minted 100 - 30BCObverse: No legend. Crude outline of head facing right; pellet within circle in centre.
Reverse: No legend. Crude lines representing a bull facing left, crescents above.
Flat Linear type, Class 1
Found, Thames Valley region, England
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 1.9gms | Axis: 3h
BMC: 667-714 | SPINK: 63

The Cantii produced the first coins to be actually made in Britain.


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3 comments*Alex07/25/21 at 15:12Callimachus: Nice coin. I'm still looking for one.
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Taras, Calabria325-281 BC
AR Litra (10.1mm, 0.57g)
O: Scallop shell with nine teeth.
R: Dolphin right; bunch of grapes and I below.
Vlasto 1527; cf Cote 417; SNG ANS 1512v (letter)
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

"Tarentum is a colony of the Lakedaimonians... They say that Taras the hero was a son of Poseidon by a Nymphe of the country, and that after this hero were named both the city and the river. For the river, just like the city, is called Taras."
~ Pausanias 10.10.8
5 commentsEnodia07/25/21 at 13:24Tracy Aiello: Sweet fractional.
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 415Septimius Severus AR denarius

2.90g, 17.9mm, 0 degrees, Emesa mint, 194-195 CE, RIC IVa 415. Cohen 652.

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

R: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Severus on horse pacing left, holding spear.

8 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.103.

Ex-Civitas Galleries Ltd No. AC83198.
1 commentsRon C207/25/21 at 04:14Virgil H: Another very nice coin
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 196Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.21g, 18.6mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, 205 CE, RIC IVa 196. Cohen 469.

O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.

R: P M TR P XIII COS III P P, Jupiter, naked, standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre: at feet, left, eagle.

92 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.101.

Ex-Numismatik Zottl, Online auction 4, Lot 49, 26 June 2021.
1 commentsRon C207/25/21 at 04:14Virgil H: This one is outstanding
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 14Septimius Severus AR denarius

2.66g, 16.9mm, 345 degrees, Rome mint, 194 CE, RIC IVa 14. Cohen 272.

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

R: LEG XIIII GEM M V TR P COS, Legionary eagle between two standards.

LEG XIIII is Gemina, the twinned Fourteenth Legion.

18 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.97.

Ex-Herakles Numismatics.
1 commentsRon C207/25/21 at 04:13Virgil H: Beautiful
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Taras, Calabria325-281 BC
AR Litra (10.1mm, 0.57g)
O: Scallop shell with nine teeth.
R: Dolphin right; bunch of grapes and I below.
Vlasto 1527; cf Cote 417; SNG ANS 1512v (letter)
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

"Tarentum is a colony of the Lakedaimonians... They say that Taras the hero was a son of Poseidon by a Nymphe of the country, and that after this hero were named both the city and the river. For the river, just like the city, is called Taras."
~ Pausanias 10.10.8
5 commentsEnodia07/25/21 at 04:10Virgil H: I love coins like this.
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Vespasian-RIC-1375AAR Denarius, 3.13g
Uncertain mint, 69-71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: SECVRITAS P R; Securitas std. l., with sceptre
RIC 1375A (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex NAC 125, 24 June 2021, lot 512. Ex Harry Sneh Collection.

An uncertain mint in the western provinces produced this extremely rare denarius for Vespasian sometime near the end of the Civil War of 69 AD. These denarii contain some stylistic affinities with contemporary Spanish coins, but more decisively, recent metal analysis by K. Butcher and M. Ponting show the silver content is almost identical to that of the Spanish issues. It is very likely these early military denarii were struck in Spain in late 69 soon after the province went over to Vespasian. The upward gaze and unVespasian-like portraits are hallmarks of the issue.

This is the second know example of the denarius Securitas type struck for the series (this coin cited in the RIC A&C). The first one was discussed on the Forvm discussion board in 2007. https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=38431.msg243240#msg243240 It later became the RIC plate coin for the newly discovered type.

Certainly a most appropriate and valuable propaganda type coming out of a Civil War!
1 commentsDavid Atherton07/24/21 at 13:31Jay GT4: Amazing rarity
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Commodus SestertiusObv. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, laureate head right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P / S C, Roma standing right, holding spear, clasping hands with Fides standing left, holding sceptre; star between.
Mint: Rome, 177-192 AD.

27/28mm 19.75g

RIC 608, Cohen 588.

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins.
Ex Ammon Shahar Collection.
4 commentskc07/24/21 at 03:39Virgil H: Nice
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Commodus SestertiusObv. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, laureate head right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P / S C, Roma standing right, holding spear, clasping hands with Fides standing left, holding sceptre; star between.
Mint: Rome, 177-192 AD.

27/28mm 19.75g

RIC 608, Cohen 588.

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins.
Ex Ammon Shahar Collection.
4 commentskc07/24/21 at 01:25Tracy Aiello: Great coin!
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Edward VI. 1547-1553. England. Tudor, Edward VI. 1547-1553. AR Shilling (6.33 gm) Third pd, fine silver, 1551-1553. Crowned bust facing w/ rose to l and XII to r. :🛢:ЄDVVΛRDˀꓸVI∙DˀꓸGˀ. ΛGLˀꓸ FRΛˀꓸ z∙ hIBˀꓸ RЄX (im: tun). / Long cross fourchee over Tudor coat-of-arms, :🛢: POSVI-DЄV.ˀ⠁A-DIVTOR-Єˀ.mЄV.ˀ⠁(im: tun). EF. Bt Arthur Bryant Coins, London, 2014. Spink SCBC 2482; North 1937.1 commentsAnaximander07/23/21 at 23:58Steve B5: Really nice example
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Commodus SestertiusObv. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, laureate head right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P / S C, Roma standing right, holding spear, clasping hands with Fides standing left, holding sceptre; star between.
Mint: Rome, 177-192 AD.

27/28mm 19.75g

RIC 608, Cohen 588.

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins.
Ex Ammon Shahar Collection.
4 commentskc07/23/21 at 17:46Jay GT4: Very nice
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Commodus SestertiusObv. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, laureate head right.
Rev. P M TR P XVII IMP VIII COS VII P P / S C, Roma standing right, holding spear, clasping hands with Fides standing left, holding sceptre; star between.
Mint: Rome, 177-192 AD.

27/28mm 19.75g

RIC 608, Cohen 588.

Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins.
Ex Ammon Shahar Collection.
4 commentskc07/23/21 at 12:49quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..Smile
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001 - Septimius Severus - Denar - RIC IV/I/ 27aA) L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP III
Laureated head right
R) LIBERO PARTI
Bacchus standing left, holding tyrsus and jug over panther

Weight: 3,0g; Ø: 19mm
Reference: RIC IV/I/27a
Struck:194; Mint: Rome
2 commentsGerhard M07/22/21 at 20:38Gerhard M: Thank you for the correction
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Carausius pax 1Carausius
Obv - IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust l, holding spear and shield.
Rev - PAX AVG
Pax, standing left, holding olive branch and sceptre
F | O
ML in exergue
Billon
RIC Vb 103

1 commentsNoviomagus07/22/21 at 19:30Gerhard M: An outstanding Carausius! Congrats Cool
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Syria, Decapolis. Domitian Æ 14mm of Canatha. Dated CY 157 = 94/5 CEΔOMITI KAICAP, laureate head left / KANATA, turreted bust of Tyche left; ZPN (date) to left. RPC II 2092; Sofaer 2; Spijkerman 4; Rosenberger3. 14mm.1 commentsCanaan07/22/21 at 16:38v-drome: good one!
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Macrinus Denarius, RIC IVb 73Macrinus AR denarius

2.903g, 19.9mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, ca. 217-218 AD, RIC IV 73, RSC III 33a, Cohen 33.

O: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, Laureate and cuirassed bust right

R: IOVI CONSERVATORI (to Jupiter the protector), Jupiter standing facing, head left, nude, thunderbolt in right hand, long sceptre vertical in left hand.

19 in Reka Devnia hoard, Mouchmov P.121.

From the Errett Bishop Collection, ex-Forum Coin RS92492.
3 commentsRon C207/21/21 at 10:35*Alex: Nice portrait.
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Macrinus Denarius, RIC IVb 73Macrinus AR denarius

2.903g, 19.9mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, ca. 217-218 AD, RIC IV 73, RSC III 33a, Cohen 33.

O: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, Laureate and cuirassed bust right

R: IOVI CONSERVATORI (to Jupiter the protector), Jupiter standing facing, head left, nude, thunderbolt in right hand, long sceptre vertical in left hand.

19 in Reka Devnia hoard, Mouchmov P.121.

From the Errett Bishop Collection, ex-Forum Coin RS92492.
3 commentsRon C207/20/21 at 20:51Enodia: Great detail, great centering, great coin!
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Sirmium, RIC VIII 044, 147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, Δ/-//--, •S•/-/A//ASIRM, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #1Sirmium, RIC VIII 044, 147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), AE-2 Follis, Δ/-//--, •S•/-/A//ASIRM, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #1
avers: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Cs1, D3, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, "Δ" behind the bust.
reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier standing left, knee raised, spearing a fallen horseman who is bare-headed. "•S•" in left field, "A" beneath horse.
exergue: Δ/-//--, •S•/-/A//ASIRM, diameter: 20,5-21,5mm, weight: 4,47g, axis:0h,
mint: Sirmium, 2nd. series(Δ behind the bust), date: 351-53 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 044, p-387,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/20/21 at 10:22YURIY S: I have a weight of 4.8g, a diameter of 1.85mm
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0108cvar., Rome, AR-Quinar, P M TR P COS III, Victory seated left, Rare! #1032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0108cvar., Rome, AR-Quinar, P M TR P COS III, Victory seated left, Rare! #1
avers: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
reverse: P M TR P C OS III, Victory seated left, holding wreath and palm.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0-16,2mm, weight: 1,56g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 119A.D.,
ref: RIC II 108cvar. p-353, new RIC vol. II part 3 341, King 51, Strack 130, RSC-, Rare!
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/19/21 at 21:57*Alex: Congratulations. Great coin.
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Reference.
RPC III 5794/13; Dattari (Savio) 1812; Emmett 1021.16; K&G 32.521

Issue L IϚ = year 16

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

Rev. L ΙϚ
Poseidon standing, l., resting foot on rock and holding dolphin and trident

25.66 gr
33 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki07/19/21 at 18:36Jay GT4: Looks like a whale not a dolphin Smile
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Katane. Quadriga and Apollo TetradrachmGreek Sicily. Katane. 450-445 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.96 gm) on Attic standard. Charioteer driving slow quadriga right. / Laureate head of Apollo right. KATANAI-ON. gVF. Pegasi Num. Auction 17 #36. SNG ANS 3 #1245 (same dies) w/ obv. die link to #1244 & rev. die link to #1246. Same obv. die: Basel 324; Gulbenkian 177; Rizzo pl.X #3; Kraay & Hirmer 35; Mirone 34; SNG Lloyd 892. HGC 2 #566; SNG Cop 1 (Sicily) #176.3 commentsAnaximander07/19/21 at 18:23Anaximander: Sorry, Pinchazo, not selling any of these Sicilian...
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Crispus AE3AD 321-324, Siscia Mint. 18mm, 3.3gm.
IVL CRISPVS NOB C; Laureate head right.
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM surrounding laurel wreath enclosing VOT X, BSIS sunburst in exergue.
RIC VII Siscia 181
1 commentsBen V.07/19/21 at 17:51quadrans: Nice piece.. Smile
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5658 5657 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 126-27 AD TycheReference.
RPC III, 5658/17; Dattari (Savio) 1495. Emmett 901.11; K&G 32.411

Issue L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ = year 11

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

Rev. L ΕΝΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ
Tyche standing facing, head l., holding rudder and cornucopia

13 gr
24 mm
12h

From the Rhakotis Collection,
1 commentsokidoki07/19/21 at 17:39v-drome: I've never seen these with the date spelled o...
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Taras, Calabria AR Triartemorion.Obv: Bridled horses head right.
Rev: Bridled horses head right, bird before.
10mm., 0.43gm.
380-228 BC.
2 commentsancientone07/19/21 at 15:30Tracy Aiello: Yes, great horses. Great fractional.
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Emesa, RIC IV-I -, AR-Denarius, BONAE SPEI II COS, Spes standing left, #1049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Emesa, RIC IV-I -, AR-Denarius, BONAE SPEI II COS, Spes standing left, #1
avers: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate bust right.
reverse: BONAE SPEI II COS, Spes standing left, holding flower and raising skirt.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,8-18,8mm, weight: 3,61g, axis: 7h ,
mint: Emesa, date: 194-95 A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I -, RSC -, Rare!
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1 commentsquadrans07/19/21 at 10:53*Alex: Nice coin
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Vespasian AE30 DupondiusObv. is IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, 71 AD, mint of Lugdunum, Roma seated holding victory, globe below neck of portrait. Giard, Lyon, 30/1a, pl. XLI (same obv. die). RIC 1145, R2. 1 commentsancientone07/18/21 at 19:42Jay GT4: Nice find!
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Syracuse Tetradrachm signed Eumenes2 commentsBrennos07/18/21 at 18:39simmurray: Very nice
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Taras, Calabria AR Triartemorion.Obv: Bridled horses head right.
Rev: Bridled horses head right, bird before.
10mm., 0.43gm.
380-228 BC.
2 commentsancientone07/18/21 at 12:30Jay GT4: Great horses
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Roman Empire, Commodus, Bronze Medaillon SolObv. M COMMODVS ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG BRIT, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. COS VI P P in exergue, Sol, holding whip in right hand and reins in left, driving quadriga up a bank of clouds; to upper left, trace of Zodiac band; to upper right, half-length figure of Lucifer (the Morning Star) right, holding torch in both hands; to lower right, Tellus (Earth) reclining left, raising right hand and holding cornucopia in left, with fruits(?) at her side.
Mint: Rome, 190-191 A.D.

41mm 69.62g

Gnecchi pl. 78, 4; MIR 18, 1149-1/37; cf. Banti 31/32 (for obv./rev.); Froehner p. 137 var. (bust type); Cohen 70 var.

Ex Triton III (1 December 1999), lot 1106.

The scene on the reverse was previously used as a medallic type under Antoninus Pius (Gnecchi pl. 50, 6). A circa 2nd century AD bronze phalera discovered in 1732 on the Palatine Hill (LIMC [Tellus], no. 39 = Tocci pl. LXVIII, D) also features a near identical scene, but includes the inscription “INVENTORI LVCIS SOLI INVICTO AVGVSTO” in two lines (this is among the earliest known references to Sol Invictus). The association between the “invincible” sun and the emperor would frequently be stressed throughout the 3rd century AD, but this medallion and the above mentioned pieces demonstrate that such an assimilation was being explored during the 2nd century AD. Here we see the sun god beginning his daily journey, ascending into the heavens with the guidance of Lucifer, son of Eos (dawn). It stresses Sol’s role in the cycle of life, death, and rebirth, and the dependence of earth on the sun’s life-giving powers. Naturally, an emperor would desire to be associated with a deity who was so essential to the functioning of the universe. As medallions such as this were often presented during New Year’s celebrations, it was perhaps intended to underscore the welfare that the emperor would bring to the earth in the coming year (Toynbee p. 93).
Lucifer (“light-bringer”), the equivalent of the Greek Phosphoros, was the personification of the planet Venus as the morning star. In the book of Isaiah (14:12), the prophet refers to the King of Babylon as a “shining one, son of the morning,” who has fallen from heaven (an obvious parallel to Satan’s fall from heaven). The Hebrew word for “shining one” (helel) was translated into Latin as Lucifer, and the name has since become synonymous with the Devil (written by CNG).
5 commentskc07/18/21 at 03:08wolfgang336: Incredible piece.
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3068A Hadrian Denarius 117-30 AD Roma Eastern mintReference.
RIC 3068A cf; Strack *41;

Bust D2

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust, seen from side

Rev. COS III
Roma, seated left on cuirass and shield, holding Victory and cornucopia.

2.42 gr
19 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki07/17/21 at 17:39quadrans: Interesting piece..
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3068A Hadrian Denarius 117-30 AD Roma Eastern mintReference.
RIC 3068A cf; Strack *41;

Bust D2

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust, seen from side

Rev. COS III
Roma, seated left on cuirass and shield, holding Victory and cornucopia.

2.42 gr
19 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki07/17/21 at 17:30Jay GT4: Nice eastern style
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Vespasian-RIC-1359AR Denarius, 3.29g
Uncertain mint, 69-71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ROMA PERPETVA; Roma seated l. on cuirass, holding Victory and parazonium
RIC 1359 (R2). BMC 423. RSC 423. BNC 380.
Ex NAC 125, 24 June 2021, lot 504.

In the wake of the Flavian victory in the Second Battle of Cremona came a flurry of early denarius issues fleetingly struck somewhere in the western provinces. These issues contain some stylistic affinities with the contemporary Spanish issues, but more decisively, recent metal analysis by K. Butcher and M. Ponting show the silver content is almost identical to that of the Spanish coins. It is very likely these early military denarii were also struck in Spain in late 69 soon after the province went over to Vespasian. This ROMA PERPETVA reverse is a brand new innovation with no previous proto-types. Despite the obvious propaganda value this is the only appearance of this evocative legend in the Flavian numismatic canon. Note the engraver's double guide circles on the reverse.

This is the fourth known example of this extremely rare type - remarkably two reside in the BM (#423 a reverse die match) and another in Paris (#380 a double die match). I know of no other specimens. All the coins from these early military issues are exceedingly rare likely owing to the short window of time in which they were struck, perhaps for only a few weeks in late 69.
1 commentsDavid Atherton07/17/21 at 11:33Jay GT4: Amazing rarity
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RIC 0506 Titus quadransIMP T CAES DIVI VES F AVG
Laureate head right

IVLIA AVGVSTA
Julia seateded left with patera and sceptre

Eastern mint (Thrace?) 80-81 CE, after the deification of Vespasian

4.05g

RIC 506 (R2)

Ex-Zeus Web Auction 18 lot 355

Mattingly thought the mint for these coins with Latin legends was Lugdunum, but now it is believed to be in the Eastern Provinces, probably Thrace.
5 commentsJay GT407/17/21 at 05:36orfew: Very nice Jay!
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Owl series denarius, RRC 135/1Denomination: Denarius
Era: C. 194-190 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R,; X behind. Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri on horseback right, each holding spear, star above each head; "Owl" below; ROMA in 3-line frame.

Mint: Uncertain
Weight: 3.90 g
Reference: RRC 135/1
Provenance: NAC 125, Lot 378, June 24, 2021

Crawford discusses this type only briefly, suggesting unskilled engravers at work. Grueber discusses the issue much more extensively if not speculatively: "D'Ailly, following the suggestion of Cavedoni, attributes the issue of these denarii to a member of the Caedicia gens, a cognomen of which was Noctua (i.e. owl). Q. Caedicius Noctua Q. f was consul in B. C. 289 and censor in B.C. 283, and Q. Caedicius Noctua Q. f. Q. n, Consul in B. C. 256. This cognomen appears to have been assumed by the Caedicia gens, because M. Caedicius informed the tribunes of the people that on the spot in th Via Nova, where at a later time a chapel was placed on the site of the temple of Vesta, he had heard in the silence of the night, superhuman voice commanding him to inform the magistrates that the Gauls were coming (Livy, v. 32). The owl, the vigilant bird of the night, would be a fitting symbol of this supernatural warning. This bird also occurs as a type on autonomous coins of Tarentum in Calabria, of Velia in Lucania, and of other cities of Italy. Both the cities mentiond took an active part in the second Punic war. It is however more probable, as in the case of previous issues, that the owl is the sign of a moneyer rather than aof a mint."
1 commentsSteve B507/17/21 at 04:15Jay GT4: Very cool
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Vespasian-RIC-1361AAR Denarius, 3.29g
Uncertain mint, 69-71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S P Q R / OB C S in two lines within oak wreath
RIC 1361A (R3, this coin cited in the A&C). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex NAC 125, 24 June 2021, lot 505. Privately purchased from Klassische Münzen 2008.

Many mints were operating during the civil war of 68/69 in the west and it is sometimes difficult to pin down certain issues to a specific one. A small military issue was struck at an uncertain mint somewhere in the western empire - Mattingly thought perhaps Aquileia. The issue contains some stylistic affinities with the Spanish series, but more importantly, recent metal analysis by K. Butcher and M. Ponting show the silver content is almost identical to that of the Spanish coins. It is very likely these early military denarii were also struck in Spain in late 69 soon after the province went over to Vespasian. The SPQR wreath reverse type symbolises the corona civica which was awarded to Vespasian by the Senate for rescuing the Roman people from civil war and bringing about peace. It echoes a similar reverse formerly struck for Galba.

Although this unique piece was recently assigned in the RIC Addenda & Corrigenda to uncertain/military mint group 3, stylistically the portrait has much more in common with the denarii of group 4 (heavy brow, upward gaze, crude style) and probably should be reassigned there.
1 commentsDavid Atherton07/16/21 at 11:15Jay GT4: I always love it when a reference is "this coin" ...
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RIC 0506 Titus quadransIMP T CAES DIVI VES F AVG
Laureate head right

IVLIA AVGVSTA
Julia seateded left with patera and sceptre

Eastern mint (Thrace?) 80-81 CE, after the deification of Vespasian

4.05g

RIC 506 (R2)

Ex-Zeus Web Auction 18 lot 355

Mattingly thought the mint for these coins with Latin legends was Lugdunum, but now it is believed to be in the Eastern Provinces, probably Thrace.
5 commentsJay GT407/16/21 at 08:22*Alex: Wow. Great coin.
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RIC 0506 Titus quadransIMP T CAES DIVI VES F AVG
Laureate head right

IVLIA AVGVSTA
Julia seateded left with patera and sceptre

Eastern mint (Thrace?) 80-81 CE, after the deification of Vespasian

4.05g

RIC 506 (R2)

Ex-Zeus Web Auction 18 lot 355

Mattingly thought the mint for these coins with Latin legends was Lugdunum, but now it is believed to be in the Eastern Provinces, probably Thrace.
5 commentsJay GT407/16/21 at 07:59FlaviusDomitianus: Excellent find!
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RIC 0506 Titus quadransIMP T CAES DIVI VES F AVG
Laureate head right

IVLIA AVGVSTA
Julia seateded left with patera and sceptre

Eastern mint (Thrace?) 80-81 CE, after the deification of Vespasian

4.05g

RIC 506 (R2)

Ex-Zeus Web Auction 18 lot 355

Mattingly thought the mint for these coins with Latin legends was Lugdunum, but now it is believed to be in the Eastern Provinces, probably Thrace.
5 commentsJay GT407/16/21 at 05:01quadrans: Great 👍
136_Constantinus_I_2C_Trier2C_RIC-4352C_AE-Follis2C_CONSTAN_TINVS_AVG_1-B12C_SARMATIA_DEVICTA2C_PTR-Crescent2C_1st_-off_2C_323-324_AD_Q-0022C_5h2C_172C3-182C9mm2C_22C07g-s.jpg
136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII 435, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTRCrescent, SARMATIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, #2136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VII 435, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTRCrescent, SARMATIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, #2
avers: CONSTAN TINVS AVG, 1, B1, Laureate head right.
reverse: SARMATIA DEVICTA, Victory advancing right, stepping on captive, holding trophy and palm.
exergue: -/-//PTRCrescent, diameter: 17,3-18,9mm, weight: 2,27g, axis: 5h,
mint: Trier, 1st off., date: 323-324 A.D.,
ref: RIC VII 435, p-202,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans07/16/21 at 04:41Jay GT4: Good reverse Q
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RIC 0506 Titus quadransIMP T CAES DIVI VES F AVG
Laureate head right

IVLIA AVGVSTA
Julia seateded left with patera and sceptre

Eastern mint (Thrace?) 80-81 CE, after the deification of Vespasian

4.05g

RIC 506 (R2)

Ex-Zeus Web Auction 18 lot 355

Mattingly thought the mint for these coins with Latin legends was Lugdunum, but now it is believed to be in the Eastern Provinces, probably Thrace.
5 commentsJay GT407/16/21 at 02:38David Atherton: Superb rarity!
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Domitian RIC-844AR Cistophorus, 10.66g
Rome mint (for Asia), 82 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
RIC 844 (R). BMC p. 352. RSC 668. RPC 868 (3 spec.). BNC 224.
Ex. Harlan J. Berk 144, 13 July 2005, lot 572.

Rare with undated obverse legend. Struck contemporaneously or subsequently with COS VIII dated cistophori. Style and 6h die axis point to a Rome mint issue.

Good Titus-like portrait in fine early style.
7 commentsDavid Atherton07/15/21 at 19:43orfew: Lovely example
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Vespasian-RIC-1382AR Denarius, 3.23g
Uncertain mint, 69-71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: CONSEN EXERCIT (in two upright parallel lines); soldiers, two, each holding aquila and clasping hands
RIC 1382 (R3, this coin?). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex NAC 125, 24 June 2021, lot 507. Ex DNW A11, 27 September 2011, lot 2198 (part). Ex John Quinn Collection.

This iconic reverse type of two soldiers clasping hands with the legend CONSEN EXERCIT (in two vertical lines!) symbolises the harmony of the legions coming together for Vespasian during the Year of the Four Emperors. The propaganda value of such a reverse type cannot be underestimated. The coin likely would have circulated amongst the troops newly won over or the Vitellian forces that were wavering just after the second battle of Cremona in October 69. Oddly, the type is very rare and was not struck in any large quantities, probably because the window of time for such an appropriate issue was very narrow, perhaps only a few weeks.

The type is listed as unique in RIC uncertain military issue group 5 (distinguished from group 4 by superior style). This may be the coin RIC actually cites, but I do not have access to Spink Numismatic Circular 100.8 to be certain. Either way an extremely rare piece. Formerly from the John Quinn Collection. Quinn (1870-1924) was an attorney, patron, and art collector from NYC whose legendary modern art collection is still heralded today as one of the finest ever assembled and help shaped American tastes in the arts.
3 commentsDavid Atherton07/15/21 at 15:50Jay GT4: Superb addition!
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Syracuse Tetradrachm signed Eumenes2 commentsBrennos07/15/21 at 13:26quadrans: Great coin Smile, and details,
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Emperor Septimius Severus / Salus , AR Silver Denarius, Rome Mint.Obverse: Laureate head
Reverse: Salus seated , feeding serpent in her lap.
Reference: RIC 245; RSC 565.
19 mm , 3.0 gr , AD 211.
Choice EF.

The Sam Mansourati Collection.
1 commentsSam07/15/21 at 13:25quadrans: I always like Salus reverse...
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Vespasian-RIC-1382AR Denarius, 3.23g
Uncertain mint, 69-71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: CONSEN EXERCIT (in two upright parallel lines); soldiers, two, each holding aquila and clasping hands
RIC 1382 (R3, this coin?). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex NAC 125, 24 June 2021, lot 507. Ex DNW A11, 27 September 2011, lot 2198 (part). Ex John Quinn Collection.

This iconic reverse type of two soldiers clasping hands with the legend CONSEN EXERCIT (in two vertical lines!) symbolises the harmony of the legions coming together for Vespasian during the Year of the Four Emperors. The propaganda value of such a reverse type cannot be underestimated. The coin likely would have circulated amongst the troops newly won over or the Vitellian forces that were wavering just after the second battle of Cremona in October 69. Oddly, the type is very rare and was not struck in any large quantities, probably because the window of time for such an appropriate issue was very narrow, perhaps only a few weeks.

The type is listed as unique in RIC uncertain military issue group 5 (distinguished from group 4 by superior style). This may be the coin RIC actually cites, but I do not have access to Spink Numismatic Circular 100.8 to be certain. Either way an extremely rare piece. Formerly from the John Quinn Collection. Quinn (1870-1924) was an attorney, patron, and art collector from NYC whose legendary modern art collection is still heralded today as one of the finest ever assembled and help shaped American tastes in the arts.
3 commentsDavid Atherton07/15/21 at 13:24quadrans: Nice find...Smile
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Vespasian-RIC-1382AR Denarius, 3.23g
Uncertain mint, 69-71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: CONSEN EXERCIT (in two upright parallel lines); soldiers, two, each holding aquila and clasping hands
RIC 1382 (R3, this coin?). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Ex NAC 125, 24 June 2021, lot 507. Ex DNW A11, 27 September 2011, lot 2198 (part). Ex John Quinn Collection.

This iconic reverse type of two soldiers clasping hands with the legend CONSEN EXERCIT (in two vertical lines!) symbolises the harmony of the legions coming together for Vespasian during the Year of the Four Emperors. The propaganda value of such a reverse type cannot be underestimated. The coin likely would have circulated amongst the troops newly won over or the Vitellian forces that were wavering just after the second battle of Cremona in October 69. Oddly, the type is very rare and was not struck in any large quantities, probably because the window of time for such an appropriate issue was very narrow, perhaps only a few weeks.

The type is listed as unique in RIC uncertain military issue group 5 (distinguished from group 4 by superior style). This may be the coin RIC actually cites, but I do not have access to Spink Numismatic Circular 100.8 to be certain. Either way an extremely rare piece. Formerly from the John Quinn Collection. Quinn (1870-1924) was an attorney, patron, and art collector from NYC whose legendary modern art collection is still heralded today as one of the finest ever assembled and help shaped American tastes in the arts.
3 commentsDavid Atherton07/15/21 at 08:45FlaviusDomitianus: Impressive, congrats!
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GREEK, Attica, Athens, 449-413 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Starr pl. xxii, 6Head of Athena right, wearing helmet ornamented with vine scroll and laurel leaves.
Owl facing standing right, head facing, AΘE to right, olive sprig and crescent to left, all within incuse square.
Starr pl. xxii, 6; SNG Copenhagen 33; Sear 2526.
(22 mm, 17.18 g, 10h)
18 comments07/14/21 at 11:23Anaximander: Near EF. Most of the crest is missing, as usual. ...
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Gallienus - Antelope LeftObverse:- GALLIENVS[AVG], Head right with radiate crown
Reverse:- [DIANAE]CONSAVG, Antelope left
Exergue:- ?

I can't quite make out the Officina in the Exergue, it seems more likely to be Gamma, but the horns on this Antelope point it more to the type GOBL 723b which is from the Delta Officina


1 commentsnogoodnicksleft07/14/21 at 06:52Karisa S: This looks like it could be one of Salonina's...
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BYZANTINE, Justinianus I.Justinianus
AU Solidus
Obv: DNIVSTINANVSPPAVI - Helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding spear over shoulder and shield.
Rev: VICTORIAAVGGGI Exe: /CONOB - Victory standing facing, holding cross and globus cruciger. 527-538 (Constantinople).
2 commentsTanit07/13/21 at 14:51*Alex: Nice coin, Tanit
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Byzantine, Anonymous Follis, SB 1813, AE-Follis, Class A2/F39type, (Constantine VIII. (976-1025 A.D.)), Anonymous Follis, SB 1813, AE-Follis, Class A2/F39type, (Constantine VIII. (976-1025 A.D.)), #1
Class A2, attributed to joint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII.
averse: +ЄMMA NOVHΛ, IC-XC, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
reverse: +IhSyS / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines, Greek legend, "Jesus Christ, King of Kings".
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 27,5mm, weight: 10,30g, axis: h,
mint: Constantinople though Metclaf states several provincial mints within this group. some with rev legend differences., date: 976-1025 CE, ref:SB 1813, Class A2/F39type,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans07/13/21 at 14:38*Alex: Nice portrait with clear details.
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Gloria Romanorvm- Constantinople- RIC 23Obv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM Roma seated l. holding Victory on globe and scepter;
CONS in ex., in field l..

Constantinople
327-8 AD, 3.11g. officina =3(s),
RIC-23, C-263 (3 Fr.).
Reduced follis.
Ex. HJB

Scarce reverse type which was used on bronze coins only at Constantinople and on gold coins (mostly multiples) at Constantinople, Trier and Nicomedia. 0
4 commentswolfgang33607/13/21 at 11:22*Alex: Superb portrait.
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GLORIA EXERCITVS- ConstantinopleEx. Forum- Bronze AE3, RIC 22, VF, 2.82g, 19.4mm, 180o, Constantinople mint, 327-328 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, rosette diademed head right; reverse GLORIA EXERCITVS, Soldier standing left, head right, resting left hand on shield and holding inverted spear in right, Γ in left field, CONS in exergue; soldier's face on reverse not fully struck; rare type1 commentswolfgang33607/13/21 at 11:19*Alex: Nice example of a rare type.
Phoenicia2C_Arados_2C_AE-152C_Duyrat_2005_No_2077-2099_282082292Cp-_622C_144-143_BC2C_Aradian_date_1162C_Q-0022C_1h2C_152C0mm2C_22C74g-s.jpg
Phoenicia, Arados, ( 144-143 B.C.), AE-15, Galley left, #2Phoenicia, Arados, ( 144-143 B.C.), AE-15, Galley left, #2
avers: Bearded head of Zeus right, the border of dots.
reverse: Tripple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician control letters nun (N) and aleph (') above, Aradian era date 116 below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,0mm, weight:2,74g, axes:1h,
mint: Phoenicia, Arados, date: 144-143 B.C., ref: Duyrat 2005 No.2077-2099 (2082 !) on page 62.
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans07/13/21 at 06:22Arados: Nice coin Wink
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1485 - 1509, HENRY VII, AR Penny, Struck 1485 - 1500 under Archbishop Rotherham at York, EnglandObverse: 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: 3h
SPINK: 2237


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1 comments*Alex07/12/21 at 20:54quadrans: Nice one
037b_Marcus_Aurelius_RIC_III_2062C_AR-Den2C_M_ANTONINVS_AVG_TR_P_XXIII2C_LIBERAL_AVG_V_COS_III2C_RSC_4122C_Sear_49142C_168-69_AD2C_R12C_Q-001_0h2C_172C5-182C5mm2C_32C35g-s.jpg
037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0206, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERAL AVG V• COS III, Liberalitas standing left, #1037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0206, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERAL AVG V• COS III, Liberalitas standing left, #1
avers: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII, Laurate head right.
reverse: LIBERAL AVG V•COS III, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,35g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:168-169 A.D.,
ref: RIC III 206, RSC 412, Sear 4914,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/12/21 at 15:35Enodia: Nice portrait of Alec Guiness! 😉
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 383aSeptimius Severus AR denarius

3.92g, 18.0mm, 0 degrees, Emesa mint, 194-195 CE, RIC IVa 383a. Cohen 175.

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

R: FORTVN REDVG, Fortuna (Hilaritas) standing left, holding long palm and cornucopiae.

3 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.95.

Ex-Roy's Coins & Collectibles
2 commentsRon C207/12/21 at 12:41Ron C2: Thanks, the REDVG is an RIC-recognized mis-spellin...
032_Hadrianus_28117-138_A_D_292C_AE-quadrans2C_RIC_II_10142C_Helm_head_of_Mars_r_2C_METAL_DELM2C_Cohen_15172C_Delmatia2C_117-138_AD_Q-0012C_0h2C_172C0-182C5mm2C_32C19g-s.jpg
032b Anonymous AE Quadrans. Period of Hadrian (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 1014, Delmatia, AE-Quadrans, METAL•DELM, Couriass, Scarce !, #1032b Anonymous AE Quadrans, Period of Hadrian (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 1014, Delmatia, AE-Quadrans, METAL•DELM, Couriass, Scarce !, #1
avers: No legends, Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Mars right.
reverse: METAL•DELM, Couriass, S-C across the field.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,19g, axes: 0h,
mint: Delmatia, date: Period of Hadrian (117-138 A.D.),
ref: RIC II 1014, Cohen 1517,
Q-001

"Coins of the mines. Delmatia."
1 commentsquadrans07/12/21 at 10:36Joe Sermarini: Attractive specimen!
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Cilicia - KelenderisCilicia, Kelenderis
AR Obol
C. 425-400 BC
O - Horse prancing to right
R - Goat to left, head to right; KE above
SNG BnF 116-117; SNG Levante 29
1 commentsmauseus07/12/21 at 01:19Jay GT4: Excellent motion
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RIC 1389A VespasianusObv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS, confronted bear head of Titus and Vespasian
AR/Denarius (18.06 mm 2.905 g 12h) Struck in Ephesus 69-70 A.D. (Group 1)
ex Savoca 104th Silver Auction lot 248
Unpublished, assigned # 1389A in RIC 2.1. A&C, published as RPC II 800 online
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus07/11/21 at 14:33gb29400: nice find Laughing
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Constantine II AE3AD 316-335, Rome Mint. 18mm, 2.73gm
CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine II to right.
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM / VOT / • / X in three lines within decorated (3 jewells) wreath. RT in exergue.
RIC 242
3 commentsBen V.07/11/21 at 14:31otlichnik: Very nice. You can clearly see the details on the ...
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Constantius II AE3AD 324-337, Trier Mint. 17mm, 2.26gm
FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius II right.
GLORIA EXERCITVS, soldiers flanking two standards, TR•P in exergue
RIC 540
2 commentsBen V.07/11/21 at 14:29otlichnik: Very nice coin. You can date it more closely. Th...
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