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Faustina_56~0.jpg
Roman Imperial: Faustina, Concordia, The Coinage of Roman Empresses: Volume I, 162 - Plate CoinFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: AVGVSTI PII FIL, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia
Ag, 3.51g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC 496, RSC 21, CRE-162 [S] this coin
Ex H.D. Rauch, auction 103, lot 375
1 commentsshanxi03/07/21 at 17:34Roger B: Beautiful coin!
Faustina_II_R812_fac.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 507a (Cf. to ) - Faustina II, Pudicitia standingFaustina II
AR-Denarius
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, Draped bust right.
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia (Concordia) standing facing, head right, holding cornucopia and raising skirt.
Ag, 3.44g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC – (Cf. RIC 507a ), CRE 165 [R4]
4 commentsshanxi01/29/21 at 14:22okidoki: very nice Very Happy
Faustina_II_R811_fac.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.271, 721 - Faustina II, Venus seated, VENERI AVGVSTAEFaustina II
AR-Denarius
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, circlet of pearls
Rev.: VENERI AVGVSTAE, Venus seated left, holding Victory and sceptre.
Ag, 3.11g, 19mm
Ref.: RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) p.271, 721 [R], CRE 237 [R2]
3 commentsshanxi01/29/21 at 12:30Jay GT4: Great
Faustina_II_R812_fac.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 507a (Cf. to ) - Faustina II, Pudicitia standingFaustina II
AR-Denarius
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, Draped bust right.
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia (Concordia) standing facing, head right, holding cornucopia and raising skirt.
Ag, 3.44g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC – (Cf. RIC 507a ), CRE 165 [R4]
4 commentsshanxi01/29/21 at 12:29Jay GT4: Delicate portrait
Faustina_II_R811_fac.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.271, 721 - Faustina II, Venus seated, VENERI AVGVSTAEFaustina II
AR-Denarius
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, circlet of pearls
Rev.: VENERI AVGVSTAE, Venus seated left, holding Victory and sceptre.
Ag, 3.11g, 19mm
Ref.: RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) p.271, 721 [R], CRE 237 [R2]
3 commentsshanxi01/29/21 at 12:25Canaan: Nice bust
Faustina_II_R812_fac.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 507a (Cf. to ) - Faustina II, Pudicitia standingFaustina II
AR-Denarius
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, Draped bust right.
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia (Concordia) standing facing, head right, holding cornucopia and raising skirt.
Ag, 3.44g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC – (Cf. RIC 507a ), CRE 165 [R4]
4 commentsshanxi01/29/21 at 12:24Canaan: Great addition
Faustina_II_R811_fac.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.271, 721 - Faustina II, Venus seated, VENERI AVGVSTAEFaustina II
AR-Denarius
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, circlet of pearls
Rev.: VENERI AVGVSTAE, Venus seated left, holding Victory and sceptre.
Ag, 3.11g, 19mm
Ref.: RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) p.271, 721 [R], CRE 237 [R2]
3 commentsshanxi01/29/21 at 10:47Nemonater: Beautiful toning!
Faustina_II_R812_fac.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 507a (Cf. to ) - Faustina II, Pudicitia standingFaustina II
AR-Denarius
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, Draped bust right.
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia (Concordia) standing facing, head right, holding cornucopia and raising skirt.
Ag, 3.44g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC – (Cf. RIC 507a ), CRE 165 [R4]
4 commentsshanxi01/29/21 at 10:47Nemonater: Great find!
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Artemis/Diana GalleryGo to the gallery

Of course, mainly ancient coins, but also a few modern coins and medals, insofar as they have a style characteristic of the respective minting period.



1 commentsshanxi01/19/21 at 21:59Tracy Aiello: Shanxi, that is outstanding!!
G_399_Seleukid.jpg
Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos II Kallinikos, Artemis, Apollo SELEUKID KINGDOM.
Seleukos II Kallinikos (246-225 BC)
Magnesia on the Maeander
Obv.: Head of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind neck.
Rev.: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow and grounded bow; monogram to outer left and right; all within meander border.
AE, 17mm, 5.14g
Ref.: SC 670a; HGC 9, 347.
2 commentsshanxi01/19/21 at 19:56quadrans: Great coin Smile, and details,
Vespasian_R542_R808.jpg
Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Vespasian, stagObverse and reverse die match:

Vespasian
Bronze
Obv.: OYECΠACIANOC KAICAP CEBA, laureate head of Vespasian right
Rev: IEPOKAICAPEΩN, stag standing right.
Æ, 18mm, 5.15g (upper coin, Ex Gorny&Mosch A271, 531)
Æ, 20mm, 3.85g (second coin)
Ref.: RPC II, 955
1 commentsshanxi01/19/21 at 16:48FlaviusDomitianus: Nice, I yhink mine is from the same dies too!
G_285_Kyme_Artemis.jpg
Artemis, Aiolis, KymeAiolis, Kyme
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, hair in sphendone, bow and quiver over shoulder
AE, 16 mm, 4.28g

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1 commentsshanxi01/19/21 at 08:55okidoki: very nice Very Happy
G_399_Seleukid.jpg
Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos II Kallinikos, Artemis, Apollo SELEUKID KINGDOM.
Seleukos II Kallinikos (246-225 BC)
Magnesia on the Maeander
Obv.: Head of Artemis right, bow and quiver behind neck.
Rev.: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow and grounded bow; monogram to outer left and right; all within meander border.
AE, 17mm, 5.14g
Ref.: SC 670a; HGC 9, 347.
2 commentsshanxi01/18/21 at 16:00ancientone: Awesome coin with beautiful bust!
R807_Gallienus_Neocaesarea_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Pontos, Neocaesarea, Gallienus, TempleGallienus
PONTOS. Neocaesarea.
Dated CY 199 (262/3); [visible on a die match]
Obv: AVT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC.
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MHT NЄOKЄCAPIAC / ЄT PЧΘ.
Perspective view of tetrastyle temple with annulet in pediment.
AE, 23mm, 12.27g
Ref.: Çizmeli 455, BMC 17.

2 commentsshanxi11/03/20 at 19:12Jay GT4: Great temple
R807_Gallienus_Neocaesarea_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Pontos, Neocaesarea, Gallienus, TempleGallienus
PONTOS. Neocaesarea.
Dated CY 199 (262/3); [visible on a die match]
Obv: AVT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC.
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MHT NЄOKЄCAPIAC / ЄT PЧΘ.
Perspective view of tetrastyle temple with annulet in pediment.
AE, 23mm, 12.27g
Ref.: Çizmeli 455, BMC 17.

2 commentsshanxi11/03/20 at 14:11okidoki: wonderful reverse
G_398_Pergamon_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Asklepios, Serpent-entwined staff, ΘMysia, Pergamon
AE, circa 133-27 BC
Obv.: Head of Asklepios right
Rev.: AΣKΛHΠ / ΣΩTHPOΣ, Serpent-entwined staff, Θ left
Ref.:
1 commentsshanxi10/20/20 at 20:25laney: I really covet that coin.
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Parthian Kingdom, Orodes II, DrachmPARTHIAN KINGDOM. Orodes II (57-38 BC)
AR drachm, Ekbatana
Obv:: Diademed, draped bust of Orodes II left, wearing rounded beard, royal wart on brow, torque ends in hippocamp; star to left, crescent above star to right
Rev.: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ-ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ-ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ-ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ-ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ-ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ-ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ, Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; TA monogram below bow, Trident anchor symbol behind throne.
AR, 19mm, 3.94g.
Ref.: Shore 260; Sellwood 48.8.
1 commentsshanxi10/13/20 at 15:39Mat: Lovely example
G_396b.jpg
Asia Minor, Caria, Rhodes, Helios facing, rose, grain earCaria, Rhodes
Drachm (Circa 88/42 BC-AD 14).
Obv: Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right.
Rev: P – O, Rose seen from above. Control: below, grain ear left.
AR, 4.08g, 18mm
Ref.: HGC 6, 1456; SNG von Aulock 2839
1 commentsshanxi10/12/20 at 23:35Jay GT4: Cool coin!
Tranquillina_1.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 242/243, Tranquillina, EagleAlexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: CAB TPANKVΛΛEINA CEB, diademed, draped bust right
Rev.: Eagle standing left, L-S= Year 6 = (242/243)
12,47g, 23mm
Ref.: Geißen 2685, Dattari 4848
1 commentsshanxi10/10/20 at 19:10Anaximander: Really very nice, full legends, centering, strike,...
Leo_I_R068_fac.jpg
RIC10, p.286, 611 - Leo I., VictoryLeo I. (457-474)
Au-Tremissis
Obv: D N LEO PE-RPET AVG, Bust of Leo I, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM: Victory, winged, draped, advancing front, head left, holding wreath in right hand and cross on globe in left hand; star in right field
Av, 1.49g, 14.5mm
RIC X Leo I (East) 611, p.286, 611
1 commentsshanxi10/10/20 at 19:08Jay GT4: Great looking Tremissis
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RIC10, p.283, 561 - Marcian, monogramMarcianus (Reg. 450-457)
AE 4 – Nummus
Obv: DN MARCIANVS PF AVG, Bust of Marcian, draped, cuirrased right
Rev: Marcian monogram 1 within wreath.
Mint Mark: CVZ
AE, 1.0g, 9-10 mm
RIC X Marcian, p.283, 561 [R]
1 commentsshanxi10/08/20 at 18:11quadrans: Nice Monogram
Johannes_R152.jpg
RIC10, p.361, 1910 - Johannes, VictoryIohannes (423 - 425)
Obv: [D]N IOHANN[ES P F AVG], Bust of Johannes, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right
Rev: VICTO[R-IA AVGG]/ Victory, winged, draped, advancing left, holding wreath in right hand and palm in left hand.
Mint Mark: ∈/-//RM
RIC 10, p.361, 1910
AE, 1.1g, 10 mm.
1 commentsshanxi10/08/20 at 18:09quadrans: wow, great coin,
Severus_Alexander_Hierocaesareia_R800_fac~0.jpg
RPC - Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Severus Alexander, RPC VI, 4255-2 - Plate CoinSeverus Alexander
Hierocaesarea
Bronze; AD 222-235
Obv: AYT ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟϹ; laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r.
Rev: ΙƐΡΟΚΑΙϹΑΡƐΩΝ; Tyche standing facing looking l., wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia.
AE, 20 mm, 4.57 g.
RPC VI, 4255-2 (this coin)
1 commentsshanxi10/08/20 at 08:01quadrans: Interesting piece..
Fausta_R126_fac.jpg
RIC 7, p.519, 160 - Fausta, SalusFausta
Follis
Obv: FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG, Bust of Fausta, waved hair, mantled, right
Rev: SALVS REI PVBLICAE, Salus, veiled, draped, standing front, head left, holding two children in her arms; SMTSA (Thessalonica mint)
AE, 2.7g, 17-18mm
RIC 7, 160, p.519 – R4
1 commentsshanxi10/05/20 at 18:56Anaximander: Excellent example of the type.
Magnentius_1.jpg
Magnentius Magnentius
Centenionalis
Obv.: D N MAGNENTIVS PF AVG, draped and cuirassed bust right. A behind
Rev.: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Magnentius on horseback right, thrusting spear at man kneeling; TRS crescent.
RIC 271, Bastien 32
Ex Künker-Heritage
2 commentsshanxi09/28/20 at 16:43justus: sehr schönes stück
G_393_Pergamon.jpg
Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Philetairos, Athena, serpent, MAP? monogramMysia, Pergamon
AE14, 282 - 263 B.C.
Pergamene Kingdom, Philetairos
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with a griffin
Rev.: [ΦI]ΛETAI[ΡOΥ], Serpent coiled right, HP monogram to left.
AE, 14mm, 2.95g
Ref.: -
1 commentsshanxi09/27/20 at 12:56laney: That's a great coin.
G_395_Termessos.jpg
Asia Minor, Pisidia, Termessos Major, Artemis, BullPisidia. Termessos Major
1st century BC
Obv.: Draped, laureate bust of Artemis right, quiver behind shoulder
Rev.: Humped bull butting left on ground line, TEP
AE, 13 mm, 2.26g
Ref.: BMC 268, 1; SNG France 2102.
2 commentsshanxi09/27/20 at 12:54laney: Love it!
G_390_Chersonesos_fac.jpg
Tauric Chersonesos, Chersonesos, Artemis, bullTAURIC CHERSONESOS. Chersonesos.
Circa 300-290 BC.
Syriskos, magistrate

Obv: Artemis Parthenos running to left, holding bow in his left hand and spearing fallen stag; to right, countermark: dolphin to right within round incuse
Rev. ΣΥRΙΣ[ΚΟΥ] Bull butting left.
AE, 21 mm, 7.32 g, 6 h
Ref.: SNG BM Black Sea 772. SNG Stancomb 480 (this coin).

From the William Stancomb Collection; this coin published in Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Great Britain, Volume XI, The William Stancomb Collection of Coins of the Black Sea Region (Oxford, 2000).
Ex Leu Numismatik, Webauktion 13, Lot139
Ex Roma Numismatics, Auction 18, Lot 356
1 commentsshanxi09/27/20 at 11:45Pharsalos: Beautiful design.
G_392_Kyme.jpg
Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Athena, SwanAsia Minor, Aeolis, Kyme
Pseudo-autonomous issue AD 117-161. (Hadrian or Antoninus Pius)
Obv: ΚYΜΑΙ, Head of Athena right
Rev.: ΕΠΙ ΙΕΡΩΝVΜΟV, swan standing, right
AE, 15 mm, 2,61g.
Ref.: RPC IV.2, 211 (temporary), BMC 101, MG 272, no. 224
1 commentsshanxi09/27/20 at 11:37Pharsalos: Great coin, can’t believe it’s 2nd century AD
G_395_Termessos.jpg
Asia Minor, Pisidia, Termessos Major, Artemis, BullPisidia. Termessos Major
1st century BC
Obv.: Draped, laureate bust of Artemis right, quiver behind shoulder
Rev.: Humped bull butting left on ground line, TEP
AE, 13 mm, 2.26g
Ref.: BMC 268, 1; SNG France 2102.
2 commentsshanxi09/26/20 at 20:24Stkp: Nice
R791_Antoninus_Pius_fac~0.jpg
RPC - Egypt, Alexandria, Antoninus Pius, RPC IV.4, 13895-9 - Plate CoinAntoninus Pius
Egypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
Year ΚΑ = 21 (AD 157/8)
Obv: ΑΝΤⲰΝΙΝΟ(Ϲ) ϹƐΒ(Α) ƐVϹƐΒ(Η), laureate head of Antoninus Pius with traces of drapery, right
Rev. L KA, draped bust of Alexandria wearing cap in form of elephant's head, r.
Billon, 23 mm., 13,38 g
Ref.: RPC IV.4, 13895-9 (temporary) = this coin
1 commentsshanxi09/19/20 at 14:42Mat: Wow, wonderful coin, especially the reverse.
elymais_24~0.jpg
Elymais - Orodes IV, Artemis, Van´t Haaff Type 17.2, Subtype 1-1b - Plate CoinKingdom of Elymais
Orodes IV
2nd half 2nd CentAD
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Facing Bust, small hair tuft on top, 2 hair tufts left & right
Rev.: Bust of Artemis left, in low Tiara with crest of dots; anchor with 1 cross bar
Æ, 3.22 gr. 12x14 mm.
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 17.2, Subtype 1-1b, THIS COIN
Ex Van't Haaff Collection
1 commentsshanxi09/18/20 at 01:00Robert L3: Excellent example.
109_-_Pupienus.jpg
109 – PVPIENVSPupienus was Roman emperor with Balbinus for three months in 238, during the Year of the Six Emperors.

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1 commentsshanxi09/17/20 at 17:55Anaximander: Great portrait!
Hostillian_03.jpg
RIC 4c, p.144, 176a - Hostilian, Mars Hostilian
Antoninianus (AD 251)
Obv.: C VAL HOS MES QVINTVS N C, radiate and draped bust facing right
Rev.: MARS PROPVG, Mars advancing right, holding spear and shield
Ag, 2.86g, 25x20mm
Ref.: RIC 176a
1 commentsshanxi09/17/20 at 15:06Callimachus: Nice coin.
Domitian_2_portrait.jpg
059 - DOMITIANDomitian was Roman emperor from 81 to 96.


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1 commentsshanxi09/08/20 at 02:41Dan S II: Good one
Hadrian_3_Portrait.jpg
068 - HADRIANHadrian was Roman emperor from 117 to 138.

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1 commentsshanxi09/06/20 at 17:44okidoki: serious looking guy Very Happy
Hadrian_3.jpg
RIC 2, p.356, 133a - Hadrian, Providentia Hadrian
AR Denar, Rome Mint, AD 119-125
Obv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate and draped bust to right
Rev.: P M TR P COS III PRO AVG, Providentia standing left holding sceptre, globe at her feet
Ag, 3.32g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC 133a
2 commentsshanxi09/06/20 at 16:11Anaximander: Just love those Hadrian portraits..
Titus_2_portrait.jpg
057 - TITVSTitus was Roman emperor from 79 to 81. Titus succeeded his father Vespasian upon his death.

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1 commentsshanxi08/30/20 at 17:46Jay GT4: Brilliant portrait
G_389_Nacrasa_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Lydia, Nacrasa, Artemis, ApolloLYDIA. Nacrasa.
Pseudo-autonomous.
Time of Hadrian (117-138).
Artemidoros, strategos.
Obv: NAKPACITΩN, draped bust of Artemis left, with quiver over shoulder; bow to left.
Rev: ЄΠI CTPATHΓOV APTЄMIΔOPOY, Apollo standing left, holding branch.
AE, 8.53g, 24mm
Ref.: RPC 1808A-4 (this coin)
1 commentsshanxi08/29/20 at 17:44okidoki: very nice Very Happy
G_388_Tiberiopolis_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Phyrgia, Tiberiopolis, Sabina, ArtemisPhrygia, Tiberiopolis
Sabina
Obv.: CABEINA CEBAC, Draped bust right.
Rev.: TIBEPIOΠOΛITΩN, Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver, stag at feet right.
AE, 4.85g, 20mm
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 1259, RPC III 2519
1 commentsshanxi08/29/20 at 16:09Anaximander: Oh, how I love these distinctive RPCs, with their ...
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 067/068, Nero, Pythian Apollo Nero
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv: ΝΕΡΩ ΚΛΑV ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡ ΑV / LΙΔ. Radiate bust right with aegis.
Rev: ΠΥΘΕΙΟΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝ. Laureate bust of Pythian Apollo with quiver right.
LΙΔ = year 14 (67/68).
Billon, 12.44g, 24mm
Ref.: RPC 5312
1 commentsshanxi08/23/20 at 16:21Jay GT4: Nice!
G_316_Kyme_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Artemis, Oenochoe, Zoilos magistrateAiolis, Kyme
AE 15
1st - 2nd century BC
Zoilos , magistrate
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, hair in sphendone, bow and quiver over shoulder
Rev.: Single-handled oenoechoe between two laurel branches; KY above, ΖΩΙΛΟΣ across fields.
AE, 15 mm, 3.69g
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 108; SNG von Aulock 1642; BMC 87-9; Weber 5508-9
2 commentsshanxi06/30/20 at 22:18Paul R3: Nice coin
R703_Antoninus_Pius_Pogla_fac.jpg
R703_Antoninus_Pius_Pogla_fac.jpg
Medaillen_Artemis_08_fac.jpg
CA, DianeMedal ca. 1900
signed CA
Obv: DIANE, Laureate bust of Diana with crossbow
Rev: SOCIETE DES CHASSEURS DE COTE D’OR, Deer head between crossbow and hunting horn, below Mr G. LECORRE
Edge: ARGENT 950
Ag, 46mm
1 commentsshanxi12/29/19 at 18:38quadrans: Nice one
G_384_Pergamon_fac.jpg
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1498, 4 Kreuzer, Raven, CrossFreiburg im Breisgau
4 Kreuzer or Stäbler
after 1498
Obv.: ✿MO✿FRIBVRG✿In✿BRISG, Head of raven
Rev.: GLOR - IA✿In - EXCE - LS✿D, cross
Ag, 19.9mm, 1.26g
Ref.: Berstett - (comp. 242).
1 commentsshanxi12/27/19 at 18:11Stkp: Nice
Marathos_01.jpg
Phoenicia, MarathosPhoenicia, Marathos
223-222 BC
Obv.: Veiled female bust right
Rev.: Asklepios standing right, Phoenician legend
AE, 8.39g, 19.8mm
Ref.: Sear 6035, Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, 10/191
Ex Gitbud&Naumann
1 commentsshanxi12/18/19 at 17:42Enodia: Nice cameo effect.
Calabria_Tarent_01.jpg
Calabria - TarentumCalabria - Tarentum
AR-Diobol
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena left
Rev.: Heracles strangling Nemean lion
Ag, 1.20g, 12.1mm
Ref.: Pausanias V, 25, 8
4 commentsshanxi12/18/19 at 17:41Enodia: Nice!
G_382_Larissa_fac.jpg
Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse, TetrachalkonThessaly, Larissa
Tetrachalkon
(Mid 4th century BC).
Obv.: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.
Rev.: ΛΑΡΙΣAΙΩN, Bridled horse prancing right; wheat ear below.
AE, 9.54g, Diameter: 23 mm
Ref.: BCD Thessaly II 330; Roger 279.
2 commentsshanxi12/14/19 at 12:48laney: Love it.
G_382_Larissa_fac.jpg
Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse, TetrachalkonThessaly, Larissa
Tetrachalkon
(Mid 4th century BC).
Obv.: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.
Rev.: ΛΑΡΙΣAΙΩN, Bridled horse prancing right; wheat ear below.
AE, 9.54g, Diameter: 23 mm
Ref.: BCD Thessaly II 330; Roger 279.
2 commentsshanxi12/13/19 at 20:34quadrans: Nice nymph,
G_310_Athen_fac.jpg
Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, TetradrachmAttica. Athens
Silver tetradrachm, ca. 454-404 BC
Av: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye.
Rv: AΘE. Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
AR, 17.15g, 23.1mm
Ref.: Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597.
1 commentsshanxi12/05/19 at 18:30Enodia: Fantastic owl!
Trajan_R702_FAC.jpg
Plautilla_R701_FAC.jpg
RIC 4a, p.270, 369 - Plautilla, Venus, CupidPlautilla
AR Denarius, Rome
Obv.: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding apple and palm and resting elbow on shield (crossed strokes and two vertical strokes on shield), at her feet Cupid
AR, 19mm, 3.75g
Ref.: RIC IVa 369, CRE 437-45 var. (shield symbol).
1 commentsshanxi12/01/19 at 20:16Tracy Aiello: What a gorgeous obverse portrait.
Faustina_II_R694_fac.jpg
RPC - Asia Minor, Bithynia, Nicaea, Faustina II, Heracles LionFaustina II
BITHYNIA. Nicaea.
Faustina II (Augusta, 147-175)
Obv: ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, Draped bust of Faustina right.
Rev: ΝΙΚΑΙEΩΝ, Nude Herakles reclining left, on lion walking right; Herakles holding club and playing with small Eros.
AE, 14.31 g, 28 mm
Ref.: RPC onine 5530. (double die match with specimen 3)
1 commentsshanxi11/25/19 at 17:47okidoki: wonderful
Faustina_II_53.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.268, 674 - Faustina II, Diana LuciferaFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, ca. AD 161
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair bun without pearls
Rev.: DIANA LVCIF, Diana standing left, holding long lighted torch in both hands.
Ag, 3.41g, 17mm
Ref.: Strack 520b, BMCRE 87, Cohen 85, RIC 674, CRE 174 [S]
2 commentsshanxi10/05/19 at 18:25Jay GT4: Wonderful portrait
Octavian_Antoninus_R695_fac.jpg
Cr. 517/2, Octavian, Mark AntonyOctavian and Mark Antony
Denarius 41 BC
Obv.: CAESAR·IMP·PONT·III·VIR·R·P·C: Head of Octavian right, bearded; around, inscription. Border of dots.
Rev.: M·ANT·IMP·AVG·III·VIR·R·P·C·M·BARBAT·Q·P: Head of M. Antonius right; around, inscription. Border of dots.
Ag, 3.81g, 18.1mm
Ref.: Crawford 517/2
Ex Christoph Gärtner 44. Auktion Numismatik, Lot 4055 D
4 commentsshanxi08/25/19 at 22:55Jay GT4: Great portraits
Octavian_Antoninus_R695_fac.jpg
Cr. 517/2, Octavian, Mark AntonyOctavian and Mark Antony
Denarius 41 BC
Obv.: CAESAR·IMP·PONT·III·VIR·R·P·C: Head of Octavian right, bearded; around, inscription. Border of dots.
Rev.: M·ANT·IMP·AVG·III·VIR·R·P·C·M·BARBAT·Q·P: Head of M. Antonius right; around, inscription. Border of dots.
Ag, 3.81g, 18.1mm
Ref.: Crawford 517/2
Ex Christoph Gärtner 44. Auktion Numismatik, Lot 4055 D
4 commentsshanxi08/25/19 at 19:35Anaximander: Way up there in historical value, and good portrai...
Octavian_Antoninus_R695_fac.jpg
Cr. 517/2, Octavian, Mark AntonyOctavian and Mark Antony
Denarius 41 BC
Obv.: CAESAR·IMP·PONT·III·VIR·R·P·C: Head of Octavian right, bearded; around, inscription. Border of dots.
Rev.: M·ANT·IMP·AVG·III·VIR·R·P·C·M·BARBAT·Q·P: Head of M. Antonius right; around, inscription. Border of dots.
Ag, 3.81g, 18.1mm
Ref.: Crawford 517/2
Ex Christoph Gärtner 44. Auktion Numismatik, Lot 4055 D
4 commentsshanxi08/25/19 at 13:13Mat: A great example
Octavian_Antoninus_R695_fac.jpg
Cr. 517/2, Octavian, Mark AntonyOctavian and Mark Antony
Denarius 41 BC
Obv.: CAESAR·IMP·PONT·III·VIR·R·P·C: Head of Octavian right, bearded; around, inscription. Border of dots.
Rev.: M·ANT·IMP·AVG·III·VIR·R·P·C·M·BARBAT·Q·P: Head of M. Antonius right; around, inscription. Border of dots.
Ag, 3.81g, 18.1mm
Ref.: Crawford 517/2
Ex Christoph Gärtner 44. Auktion Numismatik, Lot 4055 D
4 commentsshanxi08/25/19 at 12:05quadrans: Great piece ...
G_369_Kyzikos.jpg
Asia Minor, Mysia, Kyzikos, Boar, LionKyzikos, Mysia
AR obol, 525 - 475 B.C.
Obv.: forepart of boar left, reversed E on side, tunny fish behind
Rev.: head of roaring lion left within incuse square
Ag, 0.79g, 10.4mm
Ref.: SNG France 377-8, BMC Mysia p. 35, 118, SNG Cop 4 #48 (Mysia)
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
3 commentsshanxi08/20/19 at 09:00shanxi: Thank you for the reference
G_368_Athens.jpg
Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, ObolAttica. Athens
Obol (454-404 BC)
Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet decorated with olive wreath.
Rev: AΘΕ, Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent behind.
Ag, 0.63g, 9.3mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 53-6, SNG München 49.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
1 commentsshanxi08/19/19 at 15:48Mat: A neat addition
G_369_Kyzikos.jpg
Asia Minor, Mysia, Kyzikos, Boar, LionKyzikos, Mysia
AR obol, 525 - 475 B.C.
Obv.: forepart of boar left, reversed E on side, tunny fish behind
Rev.: head of roaring lion left within incuse square
Ag, 0.79g, 10.4mm
Ref.: SNG France 377-8, BMC Mysia p. 35, 118, SNG Cop 4 #48 (Mysia)
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
3 commentsshanxi08/19/19 at 09:12Anaximander: Beautiful strikes and gVF! Ref: SNG Cop 4 #48 (Mys...
G_369_Kyzikos.jpg
Asia Minor, Mysia, Kyzikos, Boar, LionKyzikos, Mysia
AR obol, 525 - 475 B.C.
Obv.: forepart of boar left, reversed E on side, tunny fish behind
Rev.: head of roaring lion left within incuse square
Ag, 0.79g, 10.4mm
Ref.: SNG France 377-8, BMC Mysia p. 35, 118, SNG Cop 4 #48 (Mysia)
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
3 commentsshanxi08/18/19 at 18:28Tracy Aiello: Great coin!
G_366_Dardanos.jpg
Asia Minor, Troas, Dardanos, Obol, Horseman, CockDardanos
Asia Minor, Troas
late 5th Century BC
Obol
Obv.: Horseman riding left
Rev.: Cock standing left within incuse square.
Ag, 0.56g, 8.75mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 282, SNG ANS Berry #985.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
2 commentsshanxi08/17/19 at 18:24shanxi: Thank you for the reference
G_366_Dardanos.jpg
Asia Minor, Troas, Dardanos, Obol, Horseman, CockDardanos
Asia Minor, Troas
late 5th Century BC
Obol
Obv.: Horseman riding left
Rev.: Cock standing left within incuse square.
Ag, 0.56g, 8.75mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 282, SNG ANS Berry #985.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 80, Lot 871 (part of)
2 commentsshanxi08/17/19 at 12:05Anaximander: So small, and from such an obscure mint. For anoth...
G_362_Pergamon_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, TelesphorosMysia, Pergamon
AE17, AD 147-161
Magistrate: I. Pol(l)ion (strategos for the second time, asiarch and neokoros)
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: ΕΠΙ ϹΤΡΑ Ι ΠΩΛΛΙΩ ΤΟ Β, Telesphorus standing, facing
AE, 3.30g, 17mm
Ref.: RPC IV.2, 3297 (temporary), SNG Copenhagen volume 19 #452
1 commentsshanxi08/10/19 at 09:38okidoki: nice Telesphorus
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G_363_Kyme_b.jpg
Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, TycheAiolis, Kyme
AE 17
3rd century AD
Obv.: KVMH, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche (or Kyme?) left
Rev.: ΚΥΜΑΙΩΝ, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
AE, 17mm, 3.43g
Ref.: BMC 120
(Probably all examles of this type are from the same die pair)
1 commentsshanxi08/09/19 at 18:35quadrans: Nice piece.. Smile
G_356_Pergamon_fac.jpg
Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Owl, Athena, A Π monogramMysia, Pergamon
AE17, 200-133 BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet with star
Rev.: Owl with spread wings standing on palm, ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ above and below, monograms A Π below
AE, 3.93g, 18mm
Ref.:
1 commentsshanxi07/22/19 at 20:04quadrans: Nice one
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1387, AR Brakteat, RavenFreiburg im Breisgau
AR Brakteat
Stebler or Hälbling = 1/2 Rappen
AD 1387
Obv.: ​Head of raven left, crescent? to left
Rev.: -
AR, 0.162g, 16mm (max)
Ref.: Freiburger Münzen und Medaillen No. 10, Jubiläumsschrift des Freiburger Münzsammelvereins 1997, No. 18
ex CNG e-auction 247 (12 Jan 2011)
ex FORVM ANCIENT COINS shop (2019)
2 commentsshanxi07/21/19 at 15:41Stkp: great coin
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1387, AR Brakteat, RavenFreiburg im Breisgau
AR Brakteat
Stebler or Hälbling = 1/2 Rappen
AD 1387
Obv.: ​Head of raven left, crescent? to left
Rev.: -
AR, 0.162g, 16mm (max)
Ref.: Freiburger Münzen und Medaillen No. 10, Jubiläumsschrift des Freiburger Münzsammelvereins 1997, No. 18
ex CNG e-auction 247 (12 Jan 2011)
ex FORVM ANCIENT COINS shop (2019)
2 commentsshanxi07/21/19 at 14:29quadrans: Wow, nice piece...
Antoninus_Pius_6.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 148/149, Antoninus Pius, Nilus recliningAntoninus Pius
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ANTWNINOC CEB EVCEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: ΔWΔΕΚ / ATOY / L Iζ, River god Nilus reclining left, resting on inverted vase from which water flows; in right hand cornucopia from which genius with wreath emerges and in left hand reed; below, crocodile.
Billon, 12.47g. 23.1mm
Ref.: Geissen 1594, Milne 1990
Ex Pecunem Gitbud&Naumann auction 32, Lot 364
3 commentsshanxi07/17/19 at 13:35andi89: No wonder it looked so familiar: it was in my coll...
G_354_Pergamon.jpg
Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Asklepios, snake, omphalos, c/m owlMysia, Pergamon
AE 21, 200-133 BC
Obv.: laureate head of bearded Asklepios
Rev.: ΑΣΚΛΗΠΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ, snake coiled around omphalos, without monogram, countermark owl

AE, 10.6g, 20.5mm
Ref.: SNG France 1815 (with countermark)
1 commentsshanxi07/13/19 at 20:24quadrans: Nice piece.. Smile, and great owl...
Faustina_II_R690_fac.jpg
RPC - Thrace, Augusta Traiana, Faustina II, DemeterFaustina Junior
Thrace, Augusta Traiana
AE25
Obv.: ΦΑVСΤΕΙΝΑ СΕΒΑСΤΗ, draped bust of Faustina II right.
Rev.: ΑVΓΟVСΤΗС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗС, veiled Demeter standing, facing, head, l., holding two ears of corn and long torch
Ae, 7.87g, 25 mm
Ref.: RPC Vol. 4, № 9375 (temporary)
1 commentsshanxi06/30/19 at 18:19quadrans: Nice one
Tarsos_01.jpg
Asia Minor, Kilikia, Tarsos - Tyche, Sandan, PyramidKilikia, Tarsos
Æ 26, 164-27 BC
Obv: Turreted bust of Tyche right
Rev: TAPΣEΩN, Sandan standing right on horned, winged animal, within a pyramidal monument surmounted by an eagle; to left monograms.
Æ, 26.4mm, 18.3g
SNG Levante 961
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 44, Lot 485
1 commentsshanxi06/29/19 at 06:13quadrans: Nice one
G_027_Arados_fac.jpg
Phoenicia, Arados, Tyche, NikePhoenicia, Arados
Tetradrachm
Dated year 193 (67/66 BC)
Obv.: Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right
Rev.: Nike standing to right, holding aplustre and palm, Γ P(retrograde)Ρ (= year 193), phoenician letter Gimel and MΣ below, AΡAΔIΩN in right field; all within wreath.
Ref.: BMC 271, Duyrat, Arados 97, 3837
Ex CNG (Jan. 1999)
2 commentsshanxi06/29/19 at 06:09quadrans: Nice piece.. Smile
Lucius_Verus_03.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, AD 164/165, Lucius Verus, ArmeniaLucius Verus
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: Λ AYPHΛIOC OYHPOC CEB, laureate head right
Rev.: APMENIA, Trophy of arms, at base of which Armenian captive seated right, head left, wearing pointed cap, hands tied behind back, L - E = year 5 (164/165).
Billon, 13.88g, 21,8mm
Ref.: RPC IV.4, 14502 (temporary)
2 commentsshanxi06/29/19 at 06:00quadrans: Another nice piece Laughing
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 128/129, Hadrian, SabinaHadrian
Egypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
Obv.: AVT KAI TPAI AΔPIA CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev.: CABINA CEBACTH, Draped bust of Sabina right.
Billon, 13,32 g, 25.8mm
Ref.: Geissen 90, 997. Dattari 1249. Kampmann-Ganschow 135, 32. 469
2 commentsshanxi06/29/19 at 05:59quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..Smile
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G_233_Larissa_fac.jpg
Thessaly, Larissa, Thessalos, Horse, DrachmLarissa, Thessaly
AR Drachm, 440-420 BC
Obv.: The hero Thessalos, nude but for chlamys, his petasos flying out behind him, holding band around the head of a bull charging right
Rev.: Bridled horse prancing right; ΛAP above, IΣA below; all within shallow incuse square.
Ag, 6.01g, 20mm, 12h
Ref.: Herrmann pl. 3, 2 (same dies); SNG Lockett 1560 (same dies)
Ex Roma Numismatics, E-SALE 46, Lot 89
2 commentsshanxi06/18/19 at 15:20Tracy Aiello: Another great one.
G_350_Pharkadon_fac.jpg
Thessaly, Pharkadon - Thessalos, HorseThessaly, Pharkadon
Hemidrachm, circa 440-400 BC
Obv.: Thessalos, petasos and cloak tied at neck, holding band around head of forepart of bull right
Rev.: Φ A P/K AΔ O around from upper left (K retrograde), forepart of bridled horse right; all within incuse square
Ag, 2.70g, 16mm
Ref.: BCD Thessaly II 603
1 commentsshanxi06/18/19 at 15:14Tracy Aiello: Very nice!
FR018_fac.jpg
Freiburg im Breisgau, 1300, AR Brakteat, Raven, CrossFreiburg im Breisgau
AR Brakteat
AD ca. 1300
Obv.: ​Head of raven/eagle left, cross to the left
Rev.: -
AR, 0.41g, 16mm
Ref.: Freiburger Münzen und Medaillen No. 2; Slg. Ulmer 1472; Wielandt 46
1 commentsshanxi06/10/19 at 18:20quadrans: Interesting piece..
FR019fac.jpg
Freiburg im Breisgau, 1425, AR Brakteat, Raven, Coat of arms Freiburg im Breisgau
AR Brakteat
AD ca. 1425
Obv.: ​Coat of arms with head of raven within ring
Rev.: -
AR, 0.41g, 18mm
Ref.: Berstett 127, Becker p.17/5; Freiburger Münzen und Medaillen No. 11; 25. Jahre Freiburger Münzsammelverein Abb.19
1 commentsshanxi06/10/19 at 18:20quadrans: Nice piece.. Smile
Faustina_II_R684_fac.jpg
Denar, RIC 3, p.270, 695 - Faustina II, Juno, IVNONI REGINAEFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed bust right
Rev.: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno veiled, standing left, holding patera and sceptre; at her feet, a peacock.
Ag, 3.30g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC III 695, CRE 193 [S]
1 commentsshanxi05/31/19 at 15:14Pharsalos: Great obverse, unusual drapery.
Faustina_I_R685_fac.jpg
RIC 3, p.069, 343 - Faustina I, TempleFaustina Senior
Denarius
Obv.: DIVA - FAVSTINA, draped bust right
Rev.: AED DIV FAVSTINAE, front of temple of Diva Faustina with six columns, in the center statue of Faustina.
Ag, 3,28g, 19mm
Ref.: RIC 343 [S], CRE 126 [C]
1 commentsshanxi05/11/19 at 17:39quadrans: Great reverse, Very Happy
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