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RPC II 0364 Domitianus20 viewsObv: AYTOK KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓΕΡ - Laureate head of Domitian right.
Rev: ΠΕΡΥΝΘΙΩΝ - Dionysus standing, left, holding cantharos and thyrsus; panther to left.
AE27 (27.31 mm 8.794 g 6h) Struck in Perinthus (Thrace)
RPC II 364
ex Emporium Hamburg Auction 85 Lot 331
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/21/19 at 14:07quadrans: Nice one
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Titus RIC-21545 viewsĆ As, 9.73g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 215 (C). BMC 204.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVST; S C in field; Aequitas stg. l., with scales and rod
Ex eBay, 10 May 2019.

Titus produced a sizeable bronze issue in 80-81. He did not renew the consulship in 81, so it is difficult to pin down a precise date. Owing to the issue's large size it is likely many of the coins did indeed spill over into 81. Here we see a common Aequitas type from that large issue which was originally struck under Vespasian, who in turn copied it from Galba. Aequitas likely represents fairness in issuing out the corn dole.

Honest wear with a dark olive green patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton05/21/19 at 06:03quadrans: Nice piece..
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Vespasian RIC-35135 viewsĆ Quadrans, 2.54g
Rome Mint, 71 AD
RIC 351 (R). BMC 618.
Obv: IMP VESPASIAN AVG; Palm tree
Rev: P M TR PPP COS III; S C in field; Vexillum
Acquired from numis-kimel, eBay, May 2019.

During Vespasian's great bronze issue of 71 the Rome mint produced a series of quadrantes. Their rarity today is likely a result of them being of low value and typically not hoarded. Mimicking the larger bronze, the Jewish War victory was celebrated on them as well. Because of the small flan size brevity is called for: a palm representing Judaea on the obverse, and a Vexillum symbolising military victory on the reverse - straight and to the point! Ironically, despite their rarity today, more of the plebeian population would have seen these quadrantes than their more famous 'Judaea Capta' silver cousins.

Struck with full legends and sporting a fetching 'Tiber' patina.
3 commentsDavid Atherton05/20/19 at 16:03quadrans: Nice piece..
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M. Antony leg. denarius28 viewsMark Antony denarius. Circa 32-31 BC. Eastern military moving mint.
3.85 grs.
Chortis Speculatorum type.
Cr. 544/12.
9 commentslabienus05/19/19 at 18:09quadrans: Nice piece..
Phoenecia,_Arados,_AR-Teradrachm,_Tyche_,_Nike,_BMC-273,_SNG_Cop_-,_cc__138_7-44_3_BC,_Q-001,_0h,_26,5-27,5mm,_14,88g-s.jpg
Phoenicia, Arados, (c.138.7-44.3 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, BMC 273, Nike advancing left, #1 39 viewsPhoenicia, Arados, (c.138.7-44.3 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, BMC 273, Nike advancing left, #1
avers: Veiled, draped, and turreted bust of Tyche right.
reverse: APAΔIΩN, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond; in left field, ςЧP (date) above Aramaic H above AΣ; all within wreath.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,5-27,5mm, weight:14,88g, axes:0h,
mint: Phoenicia, Arados, date: c. 196 = 64/3 B.C., ref: BMC 273, SNG Cop-, Duyrat 3964 (D91/R650), Rouvier 327, HGC10-72,
Q-001
8 commentsquadrans05/17/19 at 17:21quadrans: Thank you Pekka,
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5959 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Asclepius standing with olive-branch9 viewsReference.
Emmett 918.19; RPC III, 5959.3; Dattari-Savio Pl. 76, 1624 (this coin). Dattari 1624 and Pl. X (this rev. illustrated).

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

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

Rev. L ENNEAK Δ
Asclepius standing facing head right, holding long serpent-staff, holding olive-branch

25.18 gr
33.5 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki05/13/19 at 20:54quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Phraates IV (38 - 2 B.C.)18 viewsAR Tetradrachm
O: Diademed and draped bust left, wart on forehead, wearing pointed beard and torque with no end visible; all within pelleted border.
R: BACILE[WS] BACILEWN ARSAKO[U] EUERGETOU DIKAIOU EPIFANOU[S] FILELLHN[OS], Phraates seated right on throne, Tyche standing left before him, presenting a palm and holding cornucopiae; year between throne legs, [month in exergue]
Seleukeia on the Tigris mint.
30mm
15g
Sellwood 51
5 commentsMat05/12/19 at 19:17quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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RIC 3, p.069, 343 - Faustina I, Temple6 viewsFaustina 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,
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S.802 Anglo-Saxon sceat11 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: ?York
Series J
Type 85
S.802
Abramson 18-20
O: Bust right
R: Large bird on cross

Ex- Silbury Coins
4 commentsNap05/11/19 at 17:38quadrans: wow, great coin,
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L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, Denarius 17 viewsRome mint, 90 BC
Laureate head of Apollo right, Δ below chin
Naked horseman galloping right, holding whip; above swan. L.PISO.FRUGI / ROMA at exergue
3,93 gr - 18,8 mm
Ref : RCV # 235, RSC # 12b, RRC # 340/1-Calpurnia 12b-symbol 166
Ex. Naville Numismatics
5 commentsPotator II05/11/19 at 17:22quadrans: Wow, nice piece..
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RIC 0117 Vespasianus53 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate head right, with aegis, globe below neck
Rev: S C (across field), Tetrastyle temple of Isis with semi-circular pediment. Between the columns an inner shrine with the statue of Isis; two other statues on right and left side; on pedment Isis on dog running right.
AE/Sestertius (35.56 mm 26.14 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 117 (R2), BMCRE 780, BNF unpublished
ex Artemide Auction LI lot 269
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianus05/11/19 at 06:20quadrans: Wow, nice piece..
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SELEUKID EMPIRE. Antiochos II Theos AR Tetradrachm21 viewsCirca 261-246 B.C. 16.87gms, 28mm, 11h. Obverse: diademed head of Antiochos I to right. Reverse: weary Herakles seated left on rock, lion skin draped over rock, holding club set on ground, cup to outer left, AP monogram below royal title. Secondary monograms in exergue. Side mint. SC 505.2. Slight smoothing on obverse field. Otherwise, extremely fine. Rare.

Please click image for better resolution.

Ex Roma Numismatics. Ex private French collection.

This is an example of a rare coin of Antiochos II depicting Herakles on the reverse. Most of Antiochos' coins show a sitting effeminate, smooth-bodied Apollo on an omphalos. This coin is a rare departure on the iconography of the reverse side showing an exceptionally elegant but masculine demigod-hero Herakles rendered artistically celebrating strength, self-sacrifice, heroism and ideal male beauty. Truly a sculptural art in miniature.
3 commentsJason T05/10/19 at 18:45quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Vespasian RIC-23835 viewsĆ Sestertius, 25.68g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 238 (C). BMC 552.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: MARS VICTOR; S C in field; Mars, armoured, adv. l., with Victory and trophy
Ex CNG E443, 1 May 2019, lot 530.

A sestertius struck in Vespasian's great bronze issue of 71. The reverse features the first Mars type coined for the new emperor, copied from one previously struck for Vitellius. Mars is seen here in full military dress instead of the heroic nude he is normally depicted as on the contemporary denarii. This MARS VICTOR type pays proper respect to the god of war for granting Flavian success in the recently concluded Jewish War (an open display of celebration for defeating Vitellius would be taboo on the coinage). The portraits from this aes issue can be quite extraordinary. C.H.V. Sutherland in his book Roman Coins writes: 'Vespasian's aes, however, and not merely the sestertii, developed a full magnificence of portraiture ... The beauty of this work lay in it's realism, strong in authority and yet delicate in execution ...' (p. 189). Perhaps, a portrait such as this is what Sutherland had in mind when he wrote that passage.

The minor porosity does not detract from the superb veristic portrait and beautiful dark brown patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton05/10/19 at 18:43quadrans: Wow, great piece..
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1699 8 Reales3 views1699 8 Reales
Potosi, Bolivia
King Carlos II
Assayer: F (Tomas Fernandez de Ocana)
24.00 grams
Sedwick type: P42
1 commentscmcdon092305/09/19 at 06:11quadrans: Interesting piece..
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1641 Lion Daalder2 viewsNetherlands: Gelderland
1641 Lion Daalder
Obv: Knight facing, looking to his left, above shield w/ lion rampant; MO.ARG.PRO.CO.FO.BELG.GEL
Rev: Rampant lion facing left; CONFIDENS.DNO.NON.MOVETVR.1641.
26.88 grams; xx.xx mm
Davenport:
Delmonte:
1 commentscmcdon092305/09/19 at 06:09quadrans: Nice piece..
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Julian of Pannonia17 viewsJulian of Pannonia, Usurper (284-285).
BI Antoninianus, Siscia mint.
Obv: IMP C M AVR IVLIANVS PF AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: FELICITAS TEMPORVM. Felicitas standing facing, head left, holding caduceus and sceptre; in field, S-B; in exergue, XXI.
RIC 2., C. 1 (Fr. 150). BI. g. 3.14 RRR. Very rare.

Notes from the seller (Artemide LI, Lot 322):
"A superb example. Deep brown patina. Minor areas of weakness, otherwise about EF/Good VF."
4 commentsMark Z05/09/19 at 05:34quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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2450 LYDIA, Blaundus Sabina, Demeter standing5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2450; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 92; BMC 73; SNG München 90; Waddington 4920.

Obv. СΑΒƐΙΝΑ СƐΒΑСΤΗ
Draped bust of Sabina, r., with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane.

Rev, ΒΛΑΥΝΔƐΩΝ
Demeter veiled standing l., holding ears of corn and poppy-head in her r. hand, resting with l. on sceptre

5.47 gr
21 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki05/08/19 at 05:40quadrans: Another nice piece
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2621 PHRYGIA, Palaeobeudus. Hadrian, Męn standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2621; vA, Phryg. I, 851-3; BMC 2

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

Rev. ΠΑΛΑΙΟΒΕΥΔΗΝΩΝ
Męn standing l., wearing short chiton and cloak, with crescent behind shoulders, holding pine-cone in his r. hand, resting with l. on spear

5.40 gr
23 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki05/08/19 at 05:40quadrans: Nice piece..
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Byzantine Empire: Leo V the Armenian (813-820) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1628; DOC 4)6 viewsObv: IҺSЧS XRISTЧS ҺICA; Cross potent on three steps
Rev: LЄOҺ / S COҺSTAҺ/TIҺЄ Є CΘЄЧ/ ЬASILIS RO/mAIOҺ in five lines
Dim: 2.13 g
1 commentsQuant.Geek05/08/19 at 05:39quadrans: Another nice piece
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Byzantine Empire: Michael I Rhangabe (811-813) AR Miliaresion, Constantinople (Sear 1616; DOC 3)3 viewsObv: IhSЧS XRIS-tЧS ҺICA; Cross potent on three steps; triple border
Rev: +MIXA/HL S ΘЄOFV/LACtЄ ЄC Θ'/ bASILIS RO/mAIOҺ legend in five lines; triple border
Dim: 2.16 g
1 commentsQuant.Geek05/08/19 at 05:38quadrans: Nice piece..
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Gallienus Antoninianus, APOLLINI CONS AVG7 viewsGallienus Antoninianus

Obverse:
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate bust right

Reverse:
APOLLINI CONS AVG
Centaur walking right, drawing bow

RIC 163(s)
1 commentsHarry G05/08/19 at 05:26quadrans: Nice piece..
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Caracalla (Augustus) Coin: Silver Denarius 5 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM - Laureate head right
INDVLGENTIAE AVG - Indulgentia seated left, patera in extended right hand, transverse scepter in left hand, feet on small stool
Mint: Rome (213 - 217 A.D)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.09g / 20.2mm / 360
References:
RIC IV 300 (S)
RSC III 103
BMCRE V p. 444, 68
Hunter p. 87, 48
SRCV II 6808
Provenances:
Forvm Ancient Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Forvm Ancient Coins Internet $0.00 11/17
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Indulgentia is the personification of clemency, leniency, grace, or favor. This coin may refer to some specific permission or clemency given, or some privilege bestowed by the emperor.
2 commentsGary W205/07/19 at 19:40quadrans: Nice piece..
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Caligula (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans8 viewsC CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG SC - Pileus flanked by S C
PON M TR P IIII P P COS QVAT - Legend surrounding RCC large in center of field
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (41AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.19g / 18mm / 180
Rarity: Rare
References:
BMC 78,80
Paris 126-7
Cohen 8
BMCRE I, no. 79
RIC I (first ed.) 41

The last quadrans minted by Caligula with the mint date January 1-January 24, 41AD.

There were four different issues of quadrans from Caligula:
PON M TR P III P P COS DES III- 39AD
PON M TR P III P P COS TERT-39-40AD
PON M TR P IIII P P COS TERT-40-41AD
PON M TR P IIII P P COS QVAT-January 1-24, 41AD-This Coin

The Gary R. Wilson Collection

ODERINT, DUM METUANT (LET THEM HATE, SO LONG AS THEY FEAR). — CALIGULA

The purpose of the pileus and the (related or not) meaning of the RCC inscription remain in dispute and have led to differing hypotheses since the late 18th century, with most modern observers echoing the original hypotheses of Eckel from 1796, who thought that the RCC inscription referred to Caligula's remission of the 0.5% sales tax (hence remissa ducentesima), with the pileus a reference to restored liberty deriving from return of elections to the popular comitia from the Senate. Eckel thus thought the obverse and reverse commemorated separate distinct acts of the emperor.

David Woods' interpretation of the Caligula quadrans is that the liberty it celebrates is the liberty of all free Roman citizens, with the pileus as a their symbol. He reasons that it was Caligula's crackdown on those illegally claiming citizenship that is the focus of the coin's commemoration. This proper enforcement of the rules of citizenship would theoretically play well among the greater masses of the population who normally encounter the quadrans in everyday exchange.

As for the meaning of the RCC reverse inscription, Woods posits that it could be Res Civium Conservatae (The interests of the citizens has been preserved), or something closely related to this.

From The Dictionary of Roman Coins:
R CC Remissa Ducentesima. - Initial letters inscribed on the reverse of a third brass coin of Caligula, commemorative of a tax having been abolished by that Emperor. - The treasury of the state having been exhausted by the civil wars, Augustus, to assist in replenishing the public revenues, had established an impost of the hundredth denarius on all sales. But this burden in the year AD 17, Tiberius, yielding to the petitions of the people, had reduced on-half, that is to say to one denarius for 200. At length, in the year A.D. 39, the whole tax was taken off by Caligula as the inscription, on this small brass coin, of Remissa CC. plainly tells; and Suetonius confirms the fact in saying ducentesimun auctionum Italia remisit, although he does not specify the time.

And that this act of liberality was permanent is proved by medals struck in subsequent years of Caligula's reign, on which the memory of this benefit is gratefully renewed by the Senate. - The obverse is in scribed C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG S C (Caius Caesar Augustus, great grandson of the Divine Augustus) and the type is the pileus or cap of liberty, an allusion made to the right of suffrage granted to the people in the year AD 38.

Per Curtis Clay:
Simply overlooked by Sutherland in his second edition, it would appear.

This quadrans with COS QVAT is scarce, struck only between 1 Jan. 41 and Caligula's assassination on 24 Jan., but well known and unquestionably authentic: BMC 79-80 has two, similarly Paris 126-7, quoted by Cohen 8 from Paris, the first ed. of RIC quotes it from Cohen as you say.

Sutherland (Preface, p. X) says he couldn't supply a concordance to the first edition because that edition frequently "subsumed two or more varieties under the same entry." I don't see how that fact excludes a concordance; and in any case drawing up a concordance would have helped by alerting Sutherland to varieties he had overlooked, such as this one!

From CNG:
A coin with significant historical connections.
On January 1, 41 AD, Caligula became consul for
the fourth time. On January 24 of that year, a
group of conspirators, led by the Praetorian
Prefect, Cassius Chaerea, assassinated the emperor
in an underground tunnel on the Palatine.
The editors of the revised edition of RIC I
neglected to include this issue in the corpus.

From COINWEEK: Small Change
Perhaps the most enigmatic coin of Caligula’s reign was the smallest regular Roman denomination, the quadrans. It took 64 of these little coppers to equal the value of one silver denarius – a day’s pay for a manual worker. On the obverse, the emperor’s name and titles surround a “liberty cap” – the felt hat worn by freed slaves – bracketed by the letters “SC”. The reverse inscription continues the emperor’s titles, surrounding the large letters “RCC”.

For many years, the consensus of numismatic scholars was that this abbreviation stood for remissa ducentesima, celebrating Caligula’s repeal of an unpopular one-half percent sales tax (“one part in two hundred” – “CC” being the Roman numeral for 200). A brilliant 2010 study by David Woods argues that this interpretation is unlikely, and RCC probably stands for something like res civium conservatae (“the interests of citizens have been preserved”).

The quadrans is probably the most affordable coin of Caligula, with decent examples appearing at auction for under $100.

4 commentsGary W205/07/19 at 19:37quadrans: Nice one
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Constantine I (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Follis 7 viewsIMP CONSTANTINUS PF AVG - Bust laureate, cuirassed right
SOLI INVIC-TO COMITI - Sol standing left raising right and holding globe in left
Mint: Ticinum (313AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 0.00g / 22mm / 180
Acquisition/Sale: martyschmitt Ebay $0.00 7/17
Notes: Jun 13, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
3 commentsGary W205/07/19 at 19:36quadrans: Agree, great Sol on the reverse..
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Ruler: Philip I (Augustus) Coin: Silver Antoninianus 8 viewsIMP PHILIPPVS AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
SAECVLARES AVGG - Lion walking right; I (officina 1) in exergue.
Exergue: I


Mint: Rome (248 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.45g / 24.4mm / 7h
References:
RIC IV 12
RSC 173
Provenances:
From the D. Thomas Collection.
Agora Auctions
Acquisition/Sale: Agora Auctions Internet 85 #120 $0.00 05/19
Notes: May 5, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Secular Games Issue.

From CNG: Continuing the tradition of Claudius and Antoninus Pius before him, the celebration of the Secular Games at the end of every century since the founding of Rome culminated during the reign of Philip I, as the city celebrated her 1,000th anniversary in AD 248. The legends on these issues almost exclusively read SAECVLARES AVGG, and feature a similar iconography from previous games, such as the she-wolf suckling the twins, the various wild beasts paraded through the amphitheater, and a cippus inscribed for the preservation of the memory of these events.

From Wikipedia: The Saecular Games (Latin: Ludi saeculares, originally Ludi Terentini) was a Roman religious celebration involving sacrifices and theatrical performances, held in ancient Rome for three days and nights to mark the end of a saeculum and the beginning of the next. A saeculum, supposedly the longest possible length of human life, was considered as either 100 or 110 years in length.

According to Roman mythology, the Secular Games began when a Sabine man called Valesius prayed for a cure for his children's illness and was supernaturally instructed to sacrifice on the Campus Martius to Dis Pater and Proserpina, deities of the underworld. Some ancient authors traced official celebrations of the Games as far back as 509 BC, but the only clearly attested celebrations under the Roman Republic took place in 249 and in the 140s BC. They involved sacrifices to the underworld gods over three consecutive nights.

The Games were revived in 17 BC by Rome's first emperor Augustus, with the nocturnal sacrifices on the Campus Martius now transferred to the Moerae (fates), the Ilythiae (goddesses of childbirth), and Terra Mater ("Mother Earth"). The Games of 17 BC also introduced day-time sacrifices to Roman deities on the Capitoline and Palatine hills. Certain sacrifices were unusually specified to be performed by married women. Each sacrifice was followed by theatrical performances. Later emperors held celebrations in AD 88 and 204, after intervals of roughly 110 years. However, they were also held by Claudius in AD 47 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Rome's foundation, which led to a second cycle of Games in 148 and 248. The Games were abandoned under later Christian emperors.

2 commentsGary W205/07/19 at 19:35quadrans: Nice one
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1617 MYSIA, Hadriani ad Olympum Hadrian, Asclepius standing4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1617; von Fritze 511/2

Obv. AΥT KΑΙ ΤΡΑΙΑN ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС CЄB.
Laureate, draped bust right with paludamentum, seen from rear.

Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩΝ ΠΡΟC ΟΛVΝΠΩ.
Asclepius standing facing, head left, leaning upon serpent-entwined staff.

21.07 gr
31 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki05/06/19 at 18:53quadrans: Nice piece..
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Mn. Acilius Glabrio - Salus with Valetudo holding Snake (Crawf. 442/1a)21 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 49 BC
3.72g

Obv: Laureate head of Salus (R), SALVTIS upward in field.

Rev: Valetudo standing (L), resting l. arm on column and holding snake in r. hand
MN·ACILIVS – III·VIR·VALETV

Crawford 442/1a; Acilia 8; Syd. 922

NAC Auction 114 - Part 1, 06/05/2019, Lot 475
ex. NAC 73, Student and his Mentor part II, 18/11/2013, Lot 176
ex. Nicolas Collection, Etienne-Paul Nicolas (1904-1981), Leu 17, 03/05/1977, Nicolas, Lot 648.
8 commentsOptimo Principi05/06/19 at 17:25quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.22.01 (rev. only)2 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 3.25g, 16.67mm, 15°
obv. AV - L C - CEVHROC
Laureare head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI PROC IC
Snake in 4 Coils erecting r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1419 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.22.11 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.1.58 (same die)
F+, dark green patina
1 commentsJochen05/06/19 at 16:26quadrans: great reverse
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Constantius II AE37 viewsConstantius II. 337-361 AD.

Unknown Mint. 348-351 AD.

18mm., 2.13g.

D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG. Type: Bust of Constantius II, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right

FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Phoenix, radiate, standing right on globe. Star in right field.

References: RIC VIII

AAGI
1 commentsRL05/06/19 at 16:24quadrans: Great Phoenix,
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Titus RIC-50338 viewsĆ Dupondius, 12.49g
Eastern Mint (Thrace?), 80-81 AD
RIC 503 (R). BMC 314. RPC 507.
Obv: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ROMA; S C in exergue; Roma std. l. on cuirass, with wreath and parazonium
Acquired from eBay, April 2019.

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

Beautifully toned with an extraordinarily decadent portrait.
8 commentsDavid Atherton05/05/19 at 21:14quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.)13 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Radiate, and cuirassed bust right seen half from the back.
R: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and scepter, leaning on shield set on helmet.
Rome Mint
4.57g
23mm
RIC IV-I 311v, RSC 608a-c
5 commentsMat05/05/19 at 06:45quadrans: Nice one
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RIC 377 Vespasian Dupondius38 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Radiate head right

PAX AVGVST
Pax standing left, leaning on column, with caduceus and branch; SC in field

Rome 80-81 AD

12.18g

RIC 377 (R2) Titus; very rare, only one on coinarchives.

Ex-ANE

Although the issue is undated it was likely struck on the occasion of Vespasian's deification in 80 AD.
8 commentsJay GT405/03/19 at 23:55quadrans: Nice piece..
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imitation 267 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Salus standing9 viewsReference.
cf RIC. 267d; cf Strack 264; cf C 1336

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right

Rev. SALVS AVG
Salus standing right, holding patera and feeding serpent rising from altar.

3.10 gr
17 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki05/03/19 at 17:35quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Phoenicia, Arados 171-170 B.C2 viewsAE 20.88mm (Thickness 3.16mm), weight 7.34g, die axis = 11h (350 degrees), denomination B.

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

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley holding wreath in right hand and trident in left, Athena figurehead (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος), Phoenician letter shin (SH) in right field, in left field yodh (Y). Aradian era date 89 below.
1 commentsArados05/01/19 at 13:42quadrans: Sweet...
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Athens New Style Tetradrachm 160/59 BC12 viewsObv: Athena right in tri-form helmet
Rev:Owl standing on amphora
2 Magistrates monograms beside each a single palm.
Symbol: 2 Palms
Thompson #5 16.97 Gm 32 mm
All surrounded by an olive wreath
3 commentscicerokid05/01/19 at 13:40quadrans: Wow, nice piece..
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BOEOTIA. Thebes. Ca. 395-338 BC. AR stater (12.05 gm). NGC XF 5/5 - 3/56 viewsBOEOTIA. Thebes. Ca. 395-338 BC. AR stater (12.05 gm). NGC XF 5/5 - 3/5. Kalli(machus?), magistrate, ca. 363-338 BC. Boeotian shield / Amphora; KA-ΛΛI across fields; all within concave circle. BCD Boiotia 555.3 commentsMark R105/01/19 at 04:16quadrans: Nice piece..
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Titus as Caesar RIC 44446 viewsĆ As, 10.20g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 444 (R). BMC 642.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP P TR P COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: FIDES PVBLICA; S C below; Hands clasped over caduceus and corn ears
Acquired from Gert Boersema, April 2019.

The clasped hands type had been introduced during Vespasian's great bronze issues of 71. It perhaps symbolises good faith in the corn supply (corn ears), trade (caduceus), and agricultural abundance. From the moment coins were issued in Titus Caesar's name in 72 he shared many of the reverses struck for his father, such as this clasped hands type. It must have contained a very important message for the regime since it was also produced in silver.

A fine early style portrait of the young prince with a dark greenish-grey patina.
7 commentsDavid Atherton04/30/19 at 18:30quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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2155a Anonymous3 (Magn.) AE Tetarteron – SBCV-2155 DOC IV 7 Type E 11 viewsOBV ICXC Cross decorated with pellets.

REV Two B's back to Back . Pellets in the loops on r.

Size 17mm

Weight. 2.78gm

Doc lists 8 examples from weights 1.81 to 2.55gm , Sizes from 16mm to 21mm
1 commentsSimon04/30/19 at 18:17quadrans: Nice piece..
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Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)29 viewsAntioch, Syria
AR Tetradrachm
O: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate head right.
R: (T) ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in r. field, B=Year 2 ( 69-70 AD)
11.37g
25mm
RPC 1941 (2 spec.)., Cf. Prieur 107-107A

A RPC group 2 tetradrachm attributed to Antioch, but style wise very similar to Alexandria. RPC speculates the Alexandria style tetradrachms were either struck in Alexandria and then shipped to Antioch, or less likely Alexandrian mint workers were sent to Antioch and produced the coins there. Kevin Butcher speculates these Alexandria style tetradrachms were ordered by the southern Syrian cities from the Alexandria mint for circulation in that part of the province. Of note, Galilee, Samaria, and Judaea were a part of the province of Syria at the time. Interestingly, these tetradrachms in which Titus' portrait is featured on the reverse may have been circulating in the very region where he commanded the legions fighting the Jewish War. Most likely they were struck during the massive military build up before the siege of Jerusalem, providing strong evidence of the important role Titus Caesar held at the time.

This regnal year 2 type is more commonly seen with a star behind Titus' portrait on the reverse. This is the rarer variant lacking the star.
8 commentsMat04/29/19 at 05:12quadrans: Ohh, nice...
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 222/223, Severus Alexander, Eagle5 viewsSeverus Alexander
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: A KAI MAP AYP CEY AΛEΞANΔPOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev.: LB (year 2 = 222/223), Eagle standing left, head turned right, holding wreath in beak
Billon, 14.22g, 23mm
Ref.: Dattari 4407 var. (legend)
Ex Art Institute of Chicago
1 commentsshanxi04/28/19 at 11:11quadrans: Nice one
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Probus8 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed half length bust to right, raising right hand and holding victory on globe in left.
MARS VICTOR; Helmeted Mars with spear walking right, holding trophy over shoulder.
Ex: II
Lugdunum
RIC - ; B222 pl. XXVII; 3ex.
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia04/28/19 at 08:44quadrans: Great coin , and details, and very nice bust...
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Gallienus, Griffin16 viewsAe

IMP C GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate bust right

APOLLINI CONS AVG
Griffin walking left L in exergue

Delta below

RIC 165
4 commentsRobin Ayers04/28/19 at 08:42quadrans: Another nice piece
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Gallienus, Hippocamp19 viewsGALLIENVS AVG,
radiate head right

NEPTVNO CONS AVG,
hippocamp springing right

mintmark N

RIC 245, RSC 667; Sear 10292
5 commentsRobin Ayers04/28/19 at 08:42quadrans: Nice piece..
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Carthage, Tanit, Horse, O to right9 viewsCarthage
Circa 300-264 BC. Ć 18
Obv: Wreathed head of Tanit left
Rev.: Horse’s head right; O to right.
Ć, 5.25g, 18mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 151
3 commentsshanxi04/27/19 at 20:11quadrans: Nice piece..
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30 viewsslands off Attica. Aegina circa 350-338 BC. Drachm AR
Islands off Attica. Aegina circa 350-338 BC.
Drachm AR

17mm., 5,53g.

A-[I] across field, land tortoise with segmented shell / A-IΓI in upper sections of refined skew punch, to lower left, dolphin.

Milbank pl. III, 5; SNG Copenhagen 525; HGC 6, 444.
3 commentspaul188804/27/19 at 09:51quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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10 viewsVespasian, 69-79
Denarius 79, AR 3.52 g. Laureate head r. Rev. Capricorn l; below, globe. C 554. RIC 1058.
Ex CNG 42, 1997 lot 860; Triton VI, January 14, 2003 lot 836, Numismatica Ars Classica NAC AG, Auction 92, May 23, 2016 lot 2140, Heritage Auction 3060, 1/16/2018 lot 33400, CNG Web Store (841947); NGC certification 4244139-018
4 commentspaul188804/27/19 at 09:48quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Cyzicus 6623 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Emperor in military dress stg. l. on galley going l., holding phoenix on globe and standard; in the stern sits Victory steering ship.
In exergue SMKepsilon
3 commentsagord04/27/19 at 08:32quadrans: Nice piece..
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Constantine II AE follis11 viewsConstantine II. 337 - 340 AD.

Trier. 333-334 AD.

17mm., 1.97g.

CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C. Bust of Constantine II, laureate, cuirassed, right

GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS. Two soldiers, helmeted, draped, cuirassed, standing facing each other, each holding spear in outer hand and resting inner hand on shield; between them, two standards. MintMark: (palm branch)//TRP

References: RIC VII Treveri 556

AAEA
2 commentsRL04/27/19 at 07:43quadrans: Nice piece..
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse, Dichalkon6 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
Dichalkon Ć
Obv.: Head of the nymph Larissa right, her hair rolled up, wearing a triple pendant earring resembling a bunch of grapes, all within border of dots
Rev: ΛΑΡI- above, -ΣAIΩN in exergue, horse standing right, preparing to lie down.
Ag, 4.04g, 18mm
Ref.:
2 commentsshanxi04/25/19 at 14:38quadrans: Nice piece..
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Antioch ad Orontem, Syria, Semi-autonomous, AE19. 65-66 AD6 viewsObv. Turreted head of Tyche right.
Rev. Lighted garlanded altar, date ET HP
19mm , 5.64Grams.
BMC 76. 
1 commentsCanaan04/24/19 at 19:22quadrans: Nice one
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Vespasian RIC-98981 viewsĆ Sestertius, 21.45g
Rome mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 989 (R3). BMC - .
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN COS VIII; Head of Vespasian, laurerate, l.
Rev: ANNONA AVGVST; S C in field; Annona std. l., with sack of corn ears
Ex eBay, 13 April 2019.

The bronze issue of 77-78 struck at Rome was quite small, all the sestertii from it are considered rare. The 'IMP CAESAR' left facing obverse portrait with Annona reverse is listed in RIC as unique with one specimen cited from the Paris collection. None are listed in the RIC II Addenda. This then is the second known specimen, a double die match with the Paris coin.

A classic severe portrait (B. Levick called them 'straining' portraits) combined with a beautiful dark olive green patina.
7 commentsDavid Atherton04/24/19 at 05:20quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Domitian AR Denarius26 views
Domitian as Caesar Denarius 75 CE
18mm., 3,21g.
Obv: Head leaureate r; CAES AVG F DOMIT COS III
Rev: Spes stg l with flower; PRINCEPS IVVENTVT
RIC 788 [Vespasian] BMC 156
Ex: Savoca Blue 19th auction April 21, 2019 Lot 1143
1 commentsorfew04/22/19 at 07:23quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian AR Denarius36 viewsDomitian as Caesar Denarius 79 to 24 June
18mm., 3,15g.
Obv:Head laureate l; CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI
Rev: Salus stg r resting on column feeding snake out of patera; PRINCEPS IVVENTUTIS
RIC 1085 [Vespasian] BMC page 47 note. RSC 385.
Ex: Savoca Blue 19th auction April 21, 2019 Lot 1138
4 commentsorfew04/22/19 at 07:23quadrans: Great...
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Caria. Mylasa. Eupolemos Ć15 / Overlapping Shields28 viewsAttribution: SNG Copenhagen (Macedonia) 1166
Date: circa 295-280 BC
Obverse: Three overlapping shields with spear heads on bosses
Reverse: EYΠO / ΛEMOY; Sword in sheath, monogram below
Size: 15.67 mm
Weight: 4.09 grams
Description: EF with choice silky patina
6 commentsMark R104/21/19 at 20:06quadrans: Nice piece..
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208 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-138 AD Felicitas standing14 viewsReference.
Strack 336; RIC --; C. --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Hadrian, right, slight drapery over left shoulder

Rev. FELICITAS AVG COS III P P
Felicitas, draped, standing facing, head to left, holding caduceus in right hand, and cornucopiae in left.

3,34 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki04/21/19 at 07:38quadrans: Nice piece..
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L. Papius Denarius Serratus (2) - Juno Sospita with Griffin (Crawf. 384/1) 20 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 79 BC
3.84g

Obv: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat's skin; symbol (tall cup) behind

Rev: Griffin springing right; symbol (one handled jug) below; L• PAPI in exergue.

Crawford 384/1; RSC Papia 1, Grueber type 11

Roma Numismatics E-Sale 52, Lot 679
From the R.C. Vermeer Collection;
Naville Numismatics 34, 17 September 2017, lot 422.
ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian
3 commentsOptimo Principi04/18/19 at 20:49quadrans: Wow, nice piece...
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Trajan Denarius - Vesta Seated (RIC 9)11 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 98-99 AD
3.52g

Obv: Laureate head of Trajan (R), wearing aegis.
MP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM

Rev: Vesta seated (L), holding patera and torch.
PM TRP COS II PP

RIC 9; BMC 26; RSC 203

Roma Numismatics E-Sale 55, Lot 756, 18/04/19
ex. Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Silver Coins
ex. Numismatica Ars Classica 40, Lot 696, 16/05/07
1 commentsOptimo Principi04/18/19 at 20:46quadrans: Great coin , and details, and very nice bust...
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RPC II 2540 Domitianus40 viewsObv: AYT KAIΣAP ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓΕΡM, Laureate head right
Rev: ETOYS EBΔOMOY, Bust of Zeus-Ammon right
AE/Diobol (24.66 mm 8.232 g 12h) Struck in Alexandria (Egypt) 87-88 A.D.
RPC II 2540, Missing in Dattari Collection
ex Savoca 32nd Silver Auction Lot 276
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/18/19 at 18:51quadrans: Nice piece..
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Greek Ptolemee I - Tetradrachm13 viewsPtolémée I Soter (le sauveur), Alexandrie 323-283 BC Tétradrachme 14,35g
A:/ Tęte diadermée de Ptolémée ŕ dr.
R/ BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY. Aigle debout ŕ g. sur un foudre les ailes déployées ; devant : P au dessus d'un monogramme.
SNG Cop 70, Svoronos 255
1 commentsBrennos04/18/19 at 14:45quadrans: Nice piece..
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Titus AR Denarius44 views
TITUS Auguste (79-81), AR denier, 80, Rome.
D/ IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM· T. l. ŕ d.
R/ TR P IX IMP XV- COS VIII PP Sičge carré dr., avec un dossier triangulaire, décoré de cinq palmettes.
BMC 233, 61; RIC 124. 3,23g. Beau ŕ Trčs Beau/Beau (Fine - Very Fine/Fine)
Purchased from Jean Elsen April 18, 2019

4 commentsorfew04/18/19 at 14:45quadrans: Nice one
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC 25mm 17.05g 3h Jenkins 181 O48/R10415 viewsCharioteer holding kentron and reins,driving slow quadriga right,above Nike flying right crowning horses with wreath/Forepart of man-headed bull right.1 commentsGrant H04/18/19 at 14:44quadrans: Nice piece..
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Gaul, Massalia, Artemis Lion11 viewsGaul, Massalia (Marseille)
AR Drachm or Tetrobol
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis left, bow and quiver over shoulder
Rev.: Lion standing left, raising foreleg; A below raised foreleg, ΛΛ below, MAΣΣA above
Ag, 2.52g
Ref.: F&P DRM-43-4; Depeyrot, Marseille 43/– (unlisted variety), Same reverse die as CNG Electronic Auction 441, Lot 6
Ex Künker eLive auction 53, Lot 8008
1 commentsshanxi04/18/19 at 10:57quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Egypt, Alexandria Vespasian AE Diobol47 viewsEgypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Vespasian, 69-79 Diobol circa 70-71 (year 3), Ć 26.5mm., 9.15g. Laureate head r. Rev. Bust of Isis r.; in front, LΓ. RPC 2430 (this coin cited). Dattari-Savio Pl. 14, 382 (this coin).
Brown tone. Very Fine.
From the Dattari collection.
Naville Numismatics Auction #30, Lot 283, April 02, 2017.




What attracted me to this coin was the bust of ISIS on the reverse. This is just one of the many interesting reverses that appears on the Roman coins of Alexandria.

Another reason this coin was interesting was the provenance. It was a part of the famous Dattari collection of Egyptian coins. Dattari assembled one the most complete collections of Roman-Egyptian coins ever known. In the last several decades quite of number of coins from this collection have come to market. In the last year alone there have been several auctions featuring Ex Dattari coins. These have been very popular with collectors.

I do not buy coins just for provenance, however. In this case I really liked the look of the coin. A nice grumpy looking bust and a culturally significant figure on the reverse were enough to convince me to buy this coin. There was another fact about this coin which led to my purchase. This coin is plate coin. It is the coin depicted in a published collection of Ex Dattari coins. This coin was also cited by Roman Provincial Coins, and is on the Wilwinds.com database.

In short, there are many reasons to like this coin. What might appear at first glance to be a rather rough looking coin is far more interesting than mere appearance might suggest. This is one of just 3 bronze coins I currently own. All the rest of my posted coins are silver. A bronze coin has to be special to make it into my collection.
3 commentsorfew04/18/19 at 04:50quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Titus as Caesar RIC 91454 viewsĆ As, 11.03g
Rome mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 914 (R). BMC 728.
Obv: T CAESAR IMP COS V; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l. with flower
Acquired from eBay, April 2019.

A small issue of bronze was struck by the Rome mint in 76. The asses of this issue were produced on larger than normal flans (27-28mm) and at a slightly heavier weight. Surprisingly, this Spes type from 76 struck for Titus Caesar is fairly rare with many specimens sharing this coin's die combination. Spes was a fairly common reverse type of the dynasty and was likely copied from a well known cult statue. As the goddess of hope, she is the perfect 'heir apparent' personification for a future emperor. As Mattingly put it in BMCRE II - 'The flower is an opening bud, she is raising her skirt in order to hasten forward.'

Although the patina has been largely stripped away, the piece has a pleasingly rich coppery hue.
3 commentsDavid Atherton04/18/19 at 04:49quadrans: Nice piece..
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Severus Alexander (222 - 235 A.D.)31 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Α ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡ СƐΥ ΑΛƐΞΑΝΔΡΟС ƐΥ laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander, r., seen from rear.
R: Nilus bust r., draped and wearing lotus wreath; to l., cornucopia on shoulder, r.; in front, palm branch L I = 10
Alexandria Mint
23mm
13.7g
Emmett 3122.10 (R3), Milne 3031; Dattari 4331

Rare

Published on Wildwinds!
7 commentsMat04/18/19 at 04:37quadrans: Great piece ..
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Elagabalus, Nikopolis ad Istrum14 viewsElagabalus
Nikopolis ad Istrum, Legate Rufus
Ae 27mm; 12.32g

AV KV M AVRH ANTWNEINOC
laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right

VP NOBIOV ROVFIOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON
Serapis standing left, holding sceptre and raising right hand

Moushmov 1443
2 commentsRobin Ayers04/16/19 at 05:17quadrans: Nice patina and great reverse...
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Julia Domna, Amorion18 viewsJulia Domna
Phrygia, Amorion
Ae 24-25mm; 7.83g

IOVLIA(dot)AVGOVCTA
draped bust right

AMOPIANWN
Nemesis spitting into her bosom; wheel at feet

Ref?
2 commentsRobin Ayers04/16/19 at 05:16quadrans: Sweet...
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Byzantine Theodosius 1/3 Siliqua5 viewsTheodosius, son of Maurice Tiberius (590-602).
1/3 Siliqua (200 Nummi). Carthage, 592-597.
AR 0.3 gr.
DNTHEODO SIVSPPA. Bust facing, wearing cuirass and crown with trefoil ornament above circle.
Rv. Large N • M; above, +; beneath, CC, all within circle of dots surrounded by wreath.

BNC Maurice Tiberius 6; MIB Maurice Tiberius 62; Sear 615A.


Extremely rare.
1 commentsTanit04/16/19 at 01:53quadrans: Great piece ...
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Hadrian Denarius Antioch 119-22 AD Aequitas standing7 viewsReference.
Strack *-- ; RIC II, --; BMCRE --; C. --; BMC --

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. PM TR POTES III COS III
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia

3.40 gr
17 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki04/16/19 at 01:52quadrans: Nice bust, Interesting coin...
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Asia Minor, Phyrgia, Eucarpia, Maximinus, Artemis8 viewsMaximinus
Phyrgia, Eucarpia
Obv.: ΑΥΤ Κ Γ ΙΟΥ ΟΥΗΡ ΜΑΞΙΜƐΙΝΟС, laureate and cuirassed bust of Maximinus, r.
Rev.: ƐΥΚΑΡΠƐΩΝ, Artemis standing facing, looking l., holding bow and placing hand on quiver; stag left, looking right; priestess right
AE, 26 mm, 7,22 g
Ref.: SNG Cop. 372, RPC VI, № 5604 (temporary)
1 commentsshanxi04/14/19 at 16:00quadrans: Nice piece..
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Vespasian-RIC-101575 viewsĆ Quadrans, 2.31g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1015 (R). BMC 740A.
Obv: IMP VESPASIAN AVG; Rudder on globe
Rev: P M TR P P P COS VIII; S C in field; Caduceus, winged
Acquired from Numismatica Prada, April 2019.

The quadrans in the early imperial period typically lacked an imperial portrait. Possibly the denomination was deemed so lowly by mint officials that a portrait was considered improper. They were struck haphazardly and functioned primarily as an urban low value coinage in Rome and central Italy. The quadrans was the typical fee for entry into the baths, a urinal, or for a tryst in a cheap brothel. Being of rather low value quadrantes were not typically hoarded and thus are relatively scarce today. The rudder over globe suggests Vespasian's continued steady hand guiding the empire.

Nicely centred and well preserved for the type.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/14/19 at 07:16quadrans: Nice one
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RIC 3, p.074, 395Ca - Faustina I, Pietas9 viewsFaustina Senior
AR Denarius after 141
Obv.: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA, Bust of Faustina I right
Rev.: PIETAS AVG, Pietas, veiled, draped, standing left, with right hand dropping incense on lighted candelabrum and holding box in left hand
Ag, 3.19g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC III 395Ca, CRE 117 [C]
1 commentsshanxi04/12/19 at 21:26quadrans: Nice piece..
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Titus as Caesar RIC 44949 viewsĆ As, 10.92g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 449 (R). BMC 644.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP P TR P COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Aquila between two standards
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, April 2019. Ex Savoca Silver 30, 27 January 2019, lot 337.

The aquila between two standards type was struck early in Vespasian's reign to honour the loyalty of the legions, seen here on the reverse of this rare Titus as Caesar As. The aquila, which featured an eagle clutching a thunderbolt, was the most important standard of any legion. With the recent successful completion of the Civil War and Jewish rebellion Vespasian and Titus knew which side their bread was buttered on! The type was later revived under Titus and Domitian for their cistophori.

Solid portrait with a fetching dark patina.
6 commentsDavid Atherton04/12/19 at 05:34quadrans: Nice piece..
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Ptolemy I Soter Tetradrachm as Satrap14 viewsPtolemy I Soter. Silver Tetradrachm (15.65 g, 30mm), as Satrap, 323-305 BC. Alexandria, in the name of Alexander III
O: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY in left field, Athena Alkidemos advancing right, wielding javelin and holding forth shield;in right field, monogram, Corinthian helmet above and eagle standing right on thunderbolt.
Overstruck, traces of undertype visible.

The earlier 17g tetradrachms were withdrawn from circulation in 306/305 BC and reissued after weight adjustment. They were trimmed to remove 1.5g of silver, heated and restruck. This must have been faster than melting them down into bullion and restriking. Some issues show clear evidence of the edges being trimmed, although many, such as this one, do not.

Ptolemy was feeling the financial burden of repelling Antigonus’ invasion and supporting Rhodes through a thirteen-month siege. The government needed extra currency and Egypt produced little or no silver. The recall of the heavy issues meant 8 tetradrachms were restruck into 9 “Crisis Issues” but with no change in the appearance of the dies.
3 commentsNemonater04/12/19 at 05:31quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Ptolemy I Soter Tetradrachm as Satrap16 viewsPtolemy I Soter. Silver Tetradrachm (15.68 g, 26mm), as Satrap, 323-305 BC. Alexandria, in the name of Alexander III. Overstruck on earlier Alexander tetradrachm, 306-305 BC.
O: Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, wearing elephant's skin headdress, aegis around neck with tiny Δ in scales.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY in left field, Athena Alkidemos advancing right, wielding javelin and holding forth shield;in right field, monogram, Corinthian helmet right above ΔI and eagle standing right on thunderbolt.
Overstruck, undertype beading visible on obverse just above elephant's ear; on the reverse, portrait of Alexander above eagles head into Athena's shield.

The earlier 17g tetradrachms were withdrawn from circulation in 306/305 BC and reissued after weight adjustment. They were trimmed to remove 1.5g of silver, heated and restruck. This must have been faster than melting them down into bullion and restriking. Some of these issues, such as this one, show the clear evidence of the edges being trimmed, although many do not.

Ptolemy was feeling the financial burden of repelling Antigonus’ invasion and supporting Rhodes through a thirteen-month siege. The government needed extra currency and Egypt produced little or no silver. The recall of the heavy issues meant 8 tetradrachms were restruck into 9 “Crisis Issues” but with no change in the appearance of the dies.
3 commentsNemonater04/12/19 at 05:29quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Tacitus Antoninianus2 viewsTacitus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C TACITVS INVICTVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
PROVIDEN DEOR
Fides standing right, holding standard in each hand, facing Sol,
raising hand and holding globe. KA followed by officina mark A in ex.

Serdica (AD 275-6)

RIC 196-7 (var.)
Sear 11796 (var.)
1 commentsHarry G04/10/19 at 21:07quadrans: Interesting piece..
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6435 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Khonsou-Harakhte standing7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6435.26; Dattari-Savio Pl. 307, 11069; Emmett 1270

Issue Xoite

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΞΟΙΤ, L ΙΑ
Khonsou-Harakhte/Heracles standing, facing, head l., wearing pschent, holding club in l. hand, and ram, l., in r. hand

4.95 gr
19 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki04/10/19 at 21:07quadrans: Nice one
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Taras, Calabria 9 views302-228 BC
AR Diobol (11mm, 0.82g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with wing.
R: Herakles standing right, wrestling the Nemean lion; club behind, TAPAN above.
cf Vlasto 1365; HN Italy 976
Scarce
ex Savoca Coins

2 commentsEnodia04/10/19 at 21:06quadrans: Nice piece..
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Phoenicia, Arados 89-88 B.C5 viewsAE 21.88mm (Thickness 2.73mm), weight 5.42g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Veiled bust of Astarte-Europa right, wearing stephane, border of dots.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, monograms above, Aradian era date 170 (POA) & Greek letter M with Phoenician letter gimel (G) below.
2 commentsArados04/10/19 at 21:05quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
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The Bretti Ć Didrachm30 viewsHead of Ares left, wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a griffin; grain ear below.

ΒΡΕΤΤΙΩΝ
Nike standing left, placing wreath on trophy to left and cradling palm in her left arm; caduceus between.

Bruttium, 214-211 BC

11.72g

SNG ANS 34. HN Italy 1975; Scheu 6

Rare with caduceus


Ex-Artemide Kunstauktionen e-Live auction 7 lot 48
3 commentsJay GT404/10/19 at 18:01quadrans: Nice piece..
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Philip III Tetradrachm63 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck

Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, eagle in right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, right leg drawn back, ΦIΛIΠΠOY downward on right, BAΣIΛEΩΣ in exergue, radiate head of Helios facing on left, KY under throne

Struck under Archon, Dokimos, or Seleukos I,

c. 323 - 317 B.C

Babylon mint, 17.056g, 29.2mm, die axis 90o,

Price P205, Müller Alexander P117, SNG Cop 1083, SNG Alpha Bank -, SNG Saroglos -

Ex-Forum!

Coins from this issue were struck in the names of both of Alexander the Great's co-ruling heirs. Most, including this example, were struck in the name of his brother Philip III, but some were struck in the name of his son Alexander IV. During this period, Archon, Dokimos, and Seleukos I ruled in succession as Macedonian satraps in Babylon. Archon was appointed satrap of Babylonia after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds. Seleucus, was made satrap by Perdiccas' rival Antipater, arrived in Babylon in October or November 320 B.C. and defeated Dokimos.

7 commentsJay GT404/10/19 at 18:01quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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RIC 2, p.389, 413a - Sabina, Vesta seated4 viewsSabina
AR Denarius, AD 128-136
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, draped bust of Sabina to right, her hair piled on top of her head above an elaborate stephane
Rev: Vesta seated to left, holding Palladium in her extended right hand and transverse scepter with her left.
Ag, 3.26g, 20mm
Ref.: RIC 413a [S], CRE 67 [R]
1 commentsshanxi04/09/19 at 18:43quadrans: Another nice piece
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Denar, RIC 3, p.270, 697 - Faustina II, Juno, IVNONI REGINAE10 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: IVNONI REGINAE, IVNONI REGINAE, Juno seated left on throne, holding patera and sceptre; to left, peacock standing left.
Ag, 3.34 g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC III 697, CRE 185
2 commentsshanxi04/09/19 at 18:43quadrans: Nice piece..
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ATTICA, Athens. 449-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.24 gm; 22 mm)17 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind. SNG Cop. 31; Starr pl. XXII, 7. Nicely struck on a compact flan. Elegant style with a full crest. Shallow marks on Athena's cheek. Choice Extremely Fine. Not from the recent hoards. Nice old-cabinet toning. 4 commentsMark R104/09/19 at 18:42quadrans: Another nice piece
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Capitoline Wolf6 viewsBronze
65 mm x 35 mm
1 commentsTanit04/09/19 at 18:42quadrans: Nice one
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ISLANDS OF THRACE, THASOS. Ca. 480-463 BC.18 viewsSilver Stater (8.52 gm; 21 mm). Satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph / Quadripartite incuse square. Le Rider, Thasiennes 5; SNG Ashmolean 3661-2; SNG Cop. 1010-1. Well struck on a nice broad flan. Choice EF. Toned. 5 commentsMark R104/09/19 at 18:41quadrans: Nice piece..
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RIC 4a, p.270, 370 - Plautilla, Concordia8 viewsPlautilla
AR Denarius, Laodicea
Obv.: PLAVTILLAE AVGVSTAE, draped bust of Plautilla right
Rev.: CONCORDIAE, Concordia seated left on backless throne, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
Ref.: RIC IVa 370, CRE 426 [S]
AR, 3.20g
Ex Freeman & Sear, Manhattan Sale I, Lot 371 (2010)
Ex A. Lynn Collection
Ex Leu Numismatik AG, Auction 83, Lot 794, (2002)
2 commentsshanxi04/09/19 at 18:41quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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5452 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 123-24 AD Nilus reclining on hippopotamus8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5452.9; Dattari-Savio Suppl. Pl. 11, 113; Emmett 1015.8

Issue L H = year 8

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. L Η
Nilus reclining on hippopotamus, l., holding reed and cornucopia, with lotus flowers below

17.24 gr
34 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki04/09/19 at 18:40quadrans: Nice one
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5578 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 125-26 AD Canopus van Osiris7 viewsReference.
Emmett 827.10; Köln 903; Dattari 1325; Milne 1151; SNG Cop 318v; RPC III, 5578

Issue L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ = year 10

Obv. AVT KAI TΡI AΔΡIA CEB
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev. L ΔEKATOV
Canopus of Osiris right.

12.04 gr
27 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki04/09/19 at 18:40quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian AR Denarius72 viewsDOMITIAN, (A.D. 81-96), silver denarius, Rome mint, issued A.D. 86, Second Issue
(3.47 g),
Obv. laureate head of Domitian to right, around IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V,
Rev. around IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P, Minerva standing to right, fighting, holding javelin and shield,
(RIC 435, RSC 201b BMC 93).
Attractive blue and gold patina, extremely fine.
Ex Dr V.J.A. Flynn Collection. With old dealer's ticket.
Noble Numismatics Auction 120 Lot 3217 April 4, 2019.
10 commentsorfew04/05/19 at 05:19quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
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RIC 0467 Domitianus40 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right with aegis
Rev: S C, Domitian standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar in frot of shrine containing cult statue of Minerva.
AE/Sestertius (35.55 mm 22.47 g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 A.D.
RIC 467 (C), BMCRE 376, BNF 398
Purchased on Ebay from felicitas.perpetua
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/03/19 at 05:26quadrans: Interesting piece..
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RIC 0355 Domitianus40 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, Laureate haed right with aegis
Rev: S C, Domitian standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar in frot of shrine containing cult statue of Minerva.
AE/Sestertius (34.63 mm 26.83 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 355 (C), BMCRE 332, BNF 356
ex Inasta Auction 35 Lot 703
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/03/19 at 05:26quadrans: Great coin
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RIC 0277 Domitianus45 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, Laureate haed right with aegis
Rev: S C, Domitian standing left, sacrificing with patera over altar in frot of shrine containing cult statue of Minerva.
AE/Sestertius (35.22 mm 26.98 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (1st issue)
RIC 277 (C2), BMCRE 296, BNF 316
ex Aes Rude Auction 64 Lot 278
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/03/19 at 05:26quadrans: Nice piece..
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31. Eadwig.3 viewsPenny, 955-959, possibly minted in York.
Obverse: +E-A-DǷIG REX / Small cross.
Reverse: HERIG / +++ / 'ER MO
Moneyer: Heriger.
1.40 gm., 21 mm.
North #724; Seaby #1122.

Provenance: Tetney Hoard, 1945.
E.J. Winstanley Collection.
1 commentsCallimachus04/03/19 at 05:25quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Vespasian-RIC-121148 viewsĆ Dupondius, 13.42g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1211 (R). BMC 831.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: FIDES PVBLICA; S C in field; Fides stg. l., with patera and cornucopiae
Ex eBay, 23 March 2019.

FIDES PVBLICA, the good faith of the state, was a common personification on Vespasian's coinage. The figure on the reverse is likely based on a cult statue of the goddess whose annual sacrifice occurred on 1 October. Important documents of state and treaties were store in her temple for safe keeping. The Fides type came into common imperial use during the Flavian era and was an important part of Vespasian's numismatic propaganda. This dupondius was struck at the Lyon mint in 77-78 in a fairly large issue that presumably addressed a shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces. Oddly enough, dupondii are more commonly encountered in this issue with a laureate bust instead of the usual radiate one as seen here.

Well centred with a fetching dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton04/03/19 at 05:24quadrans: Nice piece..
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Commodus (177 - 192 A.D.)18 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Μ Α ΚΟΜ ΑΝΤω СƐΒ ƐVСƐΒ, Laureate head right.
R:Commodus, togate, standing left, holding branch and sceptre, crowned by Alexandria, turreted, standing left behind him, holding corn ears. LK H to left. RY 28 (AD 187/8)
12.5g
25mm
Dattari (Savio) 3854; Emmett 2537.28

Published on Wildwinds!
5 commentsMat04/03/19 at 05:02quadrans: Nice piece..
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Struck A.D.253 - 254 under Valerian I. DIVA MARINIANA. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Rome3 viewsObverse: DIVAE MARINIANAE. Diademed and veiled bust of Mariniana, resting on crescent, facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Mariniana being borne to heaven seated on the back of a peacock flying right.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.18gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 6
RARE

Mariniana was the wife of Valerian I but it would seem that she must have died before he became emperor because all of her coins are posthumous commemoratives.
1 comments*Alex03/30/19 at 06:38quadrans: Nice one
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5893 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 133-34 AD Isis Pharia advancing14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5893; Emmett 1000.18; Köln 1117

Issue L IH = year 18

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

Rev. L ΙΗ
Isis Pharia advancing, right, holding sistrum and sail

22.41 gr
32 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki03/29/19 at 07:08quadrans: Nice piece..
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Thrace, Maroneia, Stater, 385-360 BC9 viewsMetrodotos, magistrate, , Silver
Free horse rearing right
Grape arbor in linear square; ΕΠΙ / ΜΗΤ - ΡΟΔ - ΩΡΟ around; all within shallow incuse square
CHARACTERISTICS
COMPOSITION Silver
DIAMETER 26
GREECE PROVINCE Thrace
DENOMINATION Stater
GREEK COIN THEME Maroneia
MINT NAME Not Applicable
PRODUCT TYPE Coin
YEAR 385-360 BC
2 commentsMark R103/29/19 at 07:06quadrans: Nice one
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Vespasian AR Denarius 55 viewsVespasian. AR denarius. Rome. AD 73. 3.15 gr. – 18.9 mm.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right.
Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Winged Nemesis standing right, holding caduceus over serpent and drawing out the neck of her robe.
RIC 544; BMCRE 97; RSC 385; Sear 2304. VF\\XF
Purchased from Ars Coin Wien, March 26, 2019
5 commentsorfew03/27/19 at 20:03quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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MYSIA,Pergamon (200 - 133 B.C.)29 viewsĆ16
O: Helmeted head of Athena right.
R: AΘΗ-ΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, owl standing facing on palm, with wings spread, A monogram left and AP right.
3.6g
16mm
SNG von Aulock 1375-6 var; SNG Copenhagen 388 var
5 commentsMat03/27/19 at 06:09quadrans: Nice one
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Titus as Caesar RIC 42344 viewsĆ Sestertius, 23.43g
Rome mint, 72 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 423 (C). BMC 633.
Obv: T CAES VESPASIAN IMP PON TR POT COS II; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVSTI; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Ex Holding History, eBay, 16 March 2019.

After the recent Civil War and Jewish and Batavian rebellions this common Pax reverse type from 72 had special propaganda value for the new Flavian regime: peace and prosperity. It would be one of the more popular themes of Vespasian's coinage. Unsurprisingly, this Pax type is shared with Vespasian.

Worn, but in fine style with a nice dark chocolate patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton03/27/19 at 06:08quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian AR Denarius45 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
83 CE (Second Issue) March – 13 September
20.0 mm 3.04 g
Obv:IMP CAES DOMITIANUS AVG PM; head leaureate r
Rev:TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; shield at her side.
RIC 167; BMC 43
Ex: Artemide Aste E-Live Auction 7 March 24, 2019 Lot 216
4 commentsorfew03/24/19 at 18:34quadrans: Nice piece..
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3855 PHOENICIA Berytus Hadrian 128-138 AD two legionary Aquilae4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3855; Rouvier 532; SNG Cop 101; BMC Phoenicia 99 (p. 66)

Obv. IMP CAES TRAI HADRIANVS AVG P P
Laureate bust of Hadrian, draped and cuirassed, right

Rev. COL / BER
Two legionary aquilae (eagles) flanking inscription in two lines, all within laurel wreath, pellet between eagles.

12.37 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki03/24/19 at 06:36quadrans: Interesting piece..
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RPC II 1605A Titus45 viewsObv: T CAES IMP PONT, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ANT COL, Priest holding vexillum ploughing with two oxen, right; above, crescent
AE22 (22.01 mm 7,272 g 12h) Struck in Antiochia (Pisidia) 76 A.D.
RPC II Unpublished, it will get 1605A
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 7 Lot 759
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/22/19 at 20:46quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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France, Charles III Teston12 viewsObv: CAROL . D . C . LOTH . B . GEL . DVX; armored bare headed bust of Charles III, facing right, with short beard.

Rev: MONETA . NOVA . NANCEII . CVSA; crowned shield of arms, above, Lotharingian cross.

Silver Teston, Mint: Nancy, Date: ND (c. 1545-1608)

Weight: 8.5 gm. Diameter: 28 mm
1 commentsMatt Inglima03/22/19 at 06:45quadrans: Nice piece..
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Faustina Senior, Ceres 21 viewsFaustina I
Ar denarius; 3.18g; 17mm

DIVA FAVSTINA,
draped bust right

AVGVSTA,
Ceres standing left, holding short torch and sceptre

RIC 362var (veil);RSC104a
3 commentsRobin Ayers03/19/19 at 18:08quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian AR Denarius12 viewsDomitian AR Denarius Rome mint
82 CE (First Issue)
18.5 mm, 3.09 g
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right
Rev: TR P COS VIII P P, winged thunderbolt on draped table
RIC 101; RSC 597; BMC 26.
2 commentsorfew03/19/19 at 07:08quadrans: Nice one
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RIC 0644 Titus53 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP PON TR P COS II CENS, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA NAVALIS / S C (in field), Victory advancing right on prow of ship holding wreath and palm
AE/As (28.51 mm 10.406 g 6h) Struck in Rome 73 A.D.
RIC 644 (R), BMCRE 677, BNF 691 (Vespasian)
From the Shlomo Moussaieff collection
ex Gorny & Mosch e-auction 263 Lot 3614
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/19/19 at 06:50quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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RIC 0272 Domitianus56 viewsObv: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVST, Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm
AR/Quinarius (15.08 mm 1.409 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80.81 A.D.
RIC 272 (R), BMCRE 104, BNF 81 (Titus), RSC 620
From the Shlomo Moussaieff collection
ex Gorny & Mosch e-auction 263 Lot 3616
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/19/19 at 06:50quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian RIC-82185 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Rome mint, 96 AD
RIC 821 (R2). BMC 237D. RSC 297b.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XVI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Minerva, winged, flying l., with spear and shield
Ex jerusalemhadaya2012, eBay, 4 March 2019.

Domitian achieved tribunician power for the 16th time on 14 September 96 AD. He was assassinated in a palace plot four days later on 18 September. In between those two dates the mint struck only one issue of denarii recording Domitian as TR P XVI, needless to say they are extremely rare! The Senate decreed Damnatio Memoriae within a day of Domitian's assassination which would have quickly halted production at the mint for his coinage. The months leading up to Domitian's assassination saw the mint at Rome experimenting with many new reverse designs (altar, winged Minerva, Maia, temple reverses), breaking the monotony of the four standard Minerva types that had previously dominated the denarius. These new types are exceedingly rare and were perhaps experimental in nature. This denarius shows one of these new reverse types, Minerva Victrix, a more warrior like attribute of the goddess. The fact that this new type which originally appeared on the denarius when Domitian was TR P XV carried over to the briefly struck TR P XVI issue alongside the Maia and the M1, M3, and M4 Minerva types may hint that there was indeed change in the air at the mint. Perhaps the mix of new types with the older ones hint at a transition regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage? Regardless, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know. This denarius may very well be the last coin ever struck for Domitian.

Fine late style with good natural toning. Same dies as the BM specimen.
10 commentsDavid Atherton03/19/19 at 06:44quadrans: Great,
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RIC 357 Vespasian denarius 32 viewsDIVVS 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
2 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 06:06quadrans: I love this type
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RIC 1579 Domitian36 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.
8 commentsJay GT403/19/19 at 06:05quadrans: Great piece
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0746 THRACE. Philippopolis Hadrian, Herbus reclining, with city goddess standing17 viewsReference.
RPC III, 746.7; Mouchmov 12-14, Varbanov 636; BMC -. SNG Cop. -. Slg. Lindgren - ; SNG Tübingen - ; SNG Evelpidis - ; Mionnet -

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


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

25.44 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung auction 224 lot 353 2014
4 commentsokidoki03/17/19 at 12:52quadrans: Nice piece..
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RPC II 0311 Titus - Domitianus31 viewsObv: T CAESAR IMP DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Draped and laureate bust of Titus right, facing bare head of Domitian left
Rev: MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM, Tetrastyle temple; inside cult figure; globe on the pediment
AE/25 (25.mm 6.867 g 6h) Struck in Stobi (Macedonia)
RPC II 311
ex Savoca 31th Silver Auction Lot 274
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/15/19 at 21:50quadrans: Nice piece..
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesos, Domitia, two Nemeses12 viewsDomitia
Ionia, Ephesos
AE20
Obv: ΔΟΜΙΤΙΑ CΕ-ΒΑCΤΗ, Draped bust right
Rev: OMONOIA ANΘY KAICEN ΠΑΙΤΟΥ / ZMYP - EΦΕ, Two Nemeses standing facing one another.
Ae, 4.30g, 20 mm
Ref.: RPC 1092
2 commentsshanxi03/15/19 at 19:56quadrans: Great bust..., I like it...
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Domitian AR Denarius34 viewsDomitian AR Denarius
(20.5 mm 3.22 g)
Obv: Laureate head r, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P IIII
Rev: Minerva stg r on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r owl
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P
RIC 333; BMC 78(cross symbol), Cohen 180
Purchased from Phillipe Saive Numimatique March 15, 2019
4 commentsorfew03/15/19 at 18:35quadrans: Nice piece..
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Gaul Massalia drachm DLT 973.pxm10 viewsGaul, Massalia. Civic issue. AR drachm (17.2 mm, 2.75 g, 5 h). Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right wearing earring and necklace, bow and quiver over shoulder / MAΣΣA // ΛIHTΩN, ethnic above and beneath lion walking right, Δ / K before. Depeyrot, Marseilles 43/1; DLT 973; SNG Cop. 761; S. 77 var. Good VF, slightly irregular flan, exceptionally nice style, slate-gray patina.

From the D. Thomas Collection.

Ex Agora Auctions, 3/12/19
1 commentsSosius03/14/19 at 22:19quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Antoninus Pius - Denarius, Felicitas COS IIII12 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 148-49 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII; Laureate head of Antoninus r.

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

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

GVF, Early die state both Obv, and Rev. Perfect old gray cabinet toning.
3 commentsSteve B503/14/19 at 04:39quadrans: Nice piece..
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Celtic Britain, Durotriges (Circa 58 BC-45 AD)12 viewsStater, Abstract (Cranborne Chase) type

5.26g

Obverse: Devolved head of Apollo right

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

Van Arsdell 1235-1; BMC 2525-54.

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

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

The Durotriges resisted Roman invasion in AD 43, and the historian Suetonius records some fights between the tribe and the second legion Augusta, then commanded by Vespasian. By 70 AD, the tribe was already Romanised and securely included in the Roman province of Britannia.
2 commentsNathan P03/14/19 at 04:38quadrans: Nice piece..
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3689 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing22 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689.7 (this coin)

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

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

13.96 gr
24 mm
6h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Richard McAlee Collection; Classical Numismatic Group XVII (29 September 1993), lot 1301
5 commentsokidoki03/14/19 at 04:38quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
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Caligula (37-41 A.D.)34 viewsAR Drachm
CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS Bare head of Caligula to right.
R: IMPERATOR PONT MAX AVG TR POT Simpulum and lituus.
3.37g
18mm
BMC 102. RIC 63 Sear 1798
5 commentsMat03/13/19 at 17:42quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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RIC 0490 Domitianus39 viewsObv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS DES II, laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/As (27.88 mm 10.71 g 6h) Struck In Rome 72 A.D.
RIC 490 (R2), BMCRE 646, BNF 639 (Vespasian)
ex iNumis VSO 9 lot 137
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/13/19 at 06:15quadrans: Another nice piece
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RIC 0388 Vespasianus47 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS IIII, Laureate head right
Rev: S C, Vespasian standing right, with branch and sceptre, in quadriga right
AE/Sestertius (32.89 mm 26.97 g 6h) Struck in Rome 72-73 A.D.
RIC 388 (R2), BMCRE 623, BNF 611
ex Meister & Sonntag Auktion 14 Lot 599
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/13/19 at 06:15quadrans: Nice piece..
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22048 Licinius I/Jupiter10 viewsLicinius I/Jupiter
Obv: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG,
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN,
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left.
I in right field.
ANT in Exergue
Mint: Antioch 19.0mm 4.0 g
RIC VII Antioch 17; Sear 15253. R3
2 commentsBlayne W03/13/19 at 05:56quadrans: Nice piece..
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Probus Antoninianus13 viewsProbus Antoninianus

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

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

Lugdunum
2 commentsHarry G03/13/19 at 05:41quadrans: Nice piece..
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Aurelian Antoninianus11 viewsAurelian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
Radiate bust right

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

Ticinum

RIC 152
2 commentsHarry G03/13/19 at 05:41quadrans: Nice piece..
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Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus11 viewsClaudius II Gothicus Antoninianus

Obverse:
DIVO CLAVDIO
Radiate head right

Reverse:
CONSECRATIO
Altar, lit. 'T' in exergue
2 commentsHarry G03/13/19 at 05:40quadrans: I agree nice...
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC 23mm 17.19 g Jenkins 115 O34/R6820 viewsCharioteer driving walking quadriga right,above Nike flying right crowning the horses/Forepart of man-headed bull {Gelas}right.3 commentsGrant H03/12/19 at 06:53quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Caracalla, Stobi13 views Caracalla, Stobi
Ae 25mm; 6.9g

PIVSAVGV-ANTONINVS
Laureate head right

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

Josifovski 383 (V83, R95),
1 commentsRobin Ayers03/11/19 at 06:29quadrans: I always like the Stobi coins
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Julia Paula, Concordia20 viewsAr denarius, 2.892g, 19.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 220 A.D.

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

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

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

BMCRE V 172, RSC III 6a, RIC IV 211, Hunter III 1, Eauze Hoard 376 (29 spec.), SRCV II 7655
3 commentsRobin Ayers03/11/19 at 06:28quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Julia Domna, Liberalitas14 viewsJulia Domna
Ar 18mm; 4.02g
Emesa Mint

IVLIA DO/MNA AVG
draped bust right

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

RIC 627, RSC 103
2 commentsRobin Ayers03/11/19 at 06:28quadrans: Nice one
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LUCANIA. Sybaris. AR Stater43 viewsCirca 550-510 B.C. (28mm, 8.43 g, 12h). Obverse: bull standing left, head reverted; VM in exergue. Reverse: incuse bull standing right, head reverted. S & S Class B, pl. XLVIII, 4-8 Gorini 2; HN Italy 1729. VF, toned.

Ex. Volteia Collection

This coin was minted before the destruction of Sybaris by its neighboring city state Kroton in 510 B.C. We do not know the exact nature why Kroton destroyed this prosperous city. Ancient sources provided us several accounts of Sybaris being a place of hedonism and excess to the point that the very name Sybaris became a byword for opulent luxury, and its destruction was a result of some divine punishment (Diodorus Siculus, Strabo, Aelianus, Athenaeus). Modern revisionist view of the possible demise of Sybaris might be the result of its vast natural wealth and successful trade with its neighbors, which gave Kroton the economic reason to subjugate it. The Sybarites established a new city called Thourioi (Thurii/Thurium) with the help of Athenian settlers. However, the Sybarites were again expelled by the Athenians in 445 B.C. and founded another city for the last time called Sybaris on the Traeis.
Sybaris might be the first to mint coins with an incuse reverse and this practice spread to other Greek city states like Kroton, Metapontion, and Poseidonia. The similar weight and technique in producing these incuse-type coins facilitated trade between the cities mentioned. The bull might represent the river god Crathis or Sybaris, or both: each deity could represent either the obverse or reverse of the coin. The ethnic VM (or YM) in exergue are the first two Greek letters of Sybaris spelled retrogradely. A curious placement of the letter sigma sideways made it appear as letter M on most coins of Sybaris.
5 commentsJason T03/11/19 at 06:12quadrans: Nice piece..
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S.2200 Henry VII30 viewsGroat of Henry VII (1485-1509)
Mint: London
Mintmark: cross-crosslet
Class IVa
S. 2200
O: hЄnRIC’ DI’ GRΛ’ RЄX AGL’ Z FR'
R: POSVI DЄV’ Λ DIVTOR Є’ mЄV/CIVI TAS LOn DOn

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

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

Ex- CNG
3 commentsNap03/09/19 at 21:41quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Elgabalus, Nikopolis20 viewsElgabalus
Ae 26mm; 12.05g

AVT K M AVPH - ANTΩNEINOC
Laureate head right

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

HrHJ (2018) 8.26.14.7 (same dies)
2 commentsRobin Ayers03/09/19 at 13:32quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Septimius Severus, Nikopolis12 viewsSeptimius Severus
Ae 18-19mm; 3.33g

AVKAICE(dot)/CEVHPOC
Laureate head right

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

HrHJ (2018) 8.14.7.10 (same dies)
2 commentsRobin Ayers03/09/19 at 13:31quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian AR Denarius54 viewsDomitian AR Denarius. Rome 88 CE Group 2
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERMANIC COS XIII
Rev: Minerva Minerva stg l with thunderbolt and spear; CENS P.P.P.
RIC-568 (R2) BMC 139 RSC 27
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3133 March 7, 2019
6 commentsorfew03/09/19 at 13:03quadrans: Another nice piece
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Domitian AR Denarius50 viewsDomitian. Denarius. Rome 85 CE. (Fifth Issue)
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P V
Rev: Minvera advancing r with spear and shield; IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
RIC-342.
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3136 March 7, 2019
3 commentsorfew03/09/19 at 13:03quadrans: Nice one
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Domitian AR Denarius48 viewsDomitian. Denarius. Rome 82-83 CE .
Obv: head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Salvs std l with corn ears and poppy; SALVS AVGVST.
RIC-145.
Jesus Vico Mail bid auction # 153 Lot 3135 March 7, 2019
3 commentsorfew03/09/19 at 13:02quadrans: Great piece .
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Ba'Alshillem II - AR 1/16 Shekel 10 viewsSidon
c. 371-370 BC
galley left, waves below
Beth
king of Persia standing right slaying erect lion with dagger
O ('ayin)
Elayi 2004 851 ff.; HGC 10 240; Betlyon 27 (Abd'astart, Straton I); BMC Phoenicia p 146, 36 (same); SNG Cop 197 ff. (same)

ex Naumann
2 commentsJohny SYSEL03/06/19 at 19:47quadrans: Nice piece..
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Sextus Pompey -- Pharos and Scylla52 viewsSextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet
[Youngest Son of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)]
Obv: MAG⦁PIVS⦁IMP⦁ITER; Pharos of Messana, Neptune on top standing r. with r. hand on a trident and l. hand on a rudder, resting l. foot on prow. Galley sailing l., aquila atop a tripod placed in prow and a scepter tied with a fillet in stern. Border of dots.
Rev: PRAEF⦁ORAE⦁MARIT⦁ET⦁CLAS⦁S⦁C [AEs and MAR ligatured]; Scylla attacking l. wielding a rudder in both hands, the torso of a nude woman with two fishtails and the foreparts of three dogs as the lower body. Border of dots.
Denomination: silver denarius; Mint: Sicily, uncertain location1; Date: summer 42 - summer 39 BC2; Weight: 3.566g; Diameter: 19.8mm; Die axis: 225ş; References, for example: BMCRR v. II Sicily 20 variant3, Sydenham 1349 variant3; Crawford RRC 511/4d; Sear CRI 335b.

Notes:

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

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

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

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

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

Crawford, Michael H. Roman Republican Coinage v. I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001 reprint with the 1982 corrections.
DeRose Evans, Jane. "The Sicilian Coinage of Sextus Pompeius (Crawford 511)" in Museum Notes (American Numismatic Society), vol. 32 (1987): 97 - 157.
Estiot, Sylviane. “Sex. Pompée, La Sicile et La Monnaie: Problčmes de Datation.” Dans Aere Perennivs, en hommage á Hubert Zehnacker, édité par Jacqueline Champeaux et Martine Chassignet. Paris: L’Université Paris - Sorbonne, 2006.
Grueber, H. A. Coins of the Roman Republic in the British Museum v. II. London: 1910.
Sear, David R. The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49 - 27 BC. London: Spink, 1998.
Sydenham, Edward A. The Coinage of the Roman Republic. New York: Arno Press, 1975.
7 commentsTracy Aiello03/06/19 at 17:38quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 506b - Faustina II, Laetitia103 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, AD 147-148
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG. PII AVG. FIL. Draped bust right, the hair coiled in the back of the head in a chignon and decorated with string of pearls.
Rev.: LAETITIAE PVBLICAE, Laetitia, draped and diademed, standing left, holding long scepter in her left hand, wreath in her outstretched right hand.
Ag, 2.81g, 18mm
Ref.: Kamp. 38.9, RIC 506b, CRE 195 [S]

for the same type, but bust with stephane click here
4 commentsshanxi03/06/19 at 17:32quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian AR Denarius37 viewsDomitian AR Denarius (19mm, 3.23g, 6h). Rome mint, struck c. Sept 14, 88 - c. Sept 13, 89 (Sixth Issue).
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, head laureate right;
Rev: IMP XXI COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva stg. R on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r. owl. (M2).
RIC 675 (R2), BMC--, RSC –
3 commentsorfew03/06/19 at 05:05quadrans: Nice find...
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Caracalla (198 - 217 A.D.)27 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Mesopotamia, Carrhae
O: AVT·K·M·A ANTONЄINOC ·C-EB · ·, laureate head of Caracalla right; two pellets beneath rear truncation.
R: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Δ, eagle standing facing on bucranium, dot to each side, wings spread, head right, wreath in beak.
28mm
17.10g
Prieur 820, Bellinger 160, SGI 2701

Ex. Agora Auctions, lot 184, Sale 81
4 commentsMat03/05/19 at 20:28quadrans: Nice piece..
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RPC II 1944 Vespasianus21 viewsObv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, Laureate head of Vespasian, left, with drapery on far shoulder, above eagle
standing left, left wing extended
Rev: T ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY, Laureate head of Titus, right; in left field, lituus; in right field B
Silver Tetradrachm mm 25.96 g 14.709 die axis 12 h - Struck in Antiochia ad Orontem (Syria, Seleucis and Pieria) 69-70 A.D.
RPC II 1944 - Prieur 109
Purchased on eBay from Dionysos
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/05/19 at 12:35quadrans: Nice one
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01 Constans21 viewsAe 24 5.5g
DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl and rosette diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, clutching the horse's neck. ALEA in ex.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/05/19 at 05:21quadrans: Nice one
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13 viewsSouthern Lucania, Metapontion, c. 540-510 BC. AR Stater (28mm, 7.97g, 12h). Barley ear. R/ Incuse barley ear. HNItaly 1479; SNG ANS 209-16.2 commentspaul188803/04/19 at 16:27quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, FAUSTINA II (JUNIOR). Commemorative denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.176-180 under Marcus Aurelius3 viewsObverse: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA. Draped bust of Faustina Junior facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Peacock standing facing right.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.2grms | Die Axis: 12
RIC III : 744

Annia Galeria Faustina was the youngest daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Senior. She married Marcus Aurelius in A.D.145 and was given the title of Augusta on the birth of her first child in A.D.146. She went on to have several more children, one of whom was the future emperor Commodus. In A.D.175 Faustina accompanied Marcus Aurelius on his journey to the East but she died at Halala, a village at the foot of the Taurus Mountains.
1 comments*Alex03/04/19 at 16:26quadrans: Nice piece..
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Roman Empire, GALERIUS. Commemorative AE Follis of Siscia. Struck A.D.312 under Licinius3 viewsObverse: DIVO GAL VAL MAXIMIANO. Veiled head of Galerius facing right.
Reverse: FORTI FORTVNAE. Fortuna standing facing left holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, wheel behind at her feet; in right field, star on crescent over B; in exergue, SIS.
Weight: 4.75gms
RIC VI : 226
RARE
1 comments*Alex03/04/19 at 16:26quadrans: Nice one
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5206 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119-20 AD Isis7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5206.3; Emmett 866.4; Kampmann & Ganschow 32.116.;Köln--; Milne 937; Dattari-Savio Pl. 67, 1396 (this coin).

Issue L Δ = year 4

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

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

13.89 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki03/04/19 at 16:25quadrans: Another nice piece
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5544 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Zeus standing11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5544.3 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 70, 1511 (this coin); Emmett 904.9

Issue ΕΤ Θ = year 9

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

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

12.20 gr
24 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki03/04/19 at 16:25quadrans: Nice one
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5849 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Hemidrachm 132-33 AD Zeus Ammon standing8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5849.4; Dattari-Savio Pl. 93, 7820 (this coin); Emmett 1110.17

Issue L IZ = year 17

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

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

12.64 gr
29 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki03/04/19 at 16:25quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm3 viewsstruck by Kassander in the name of Alexander III

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

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/04/19 at 16:24quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Philip II - Deultum4 views244-247 AD
laureate head right
M IVL PH_ILIPPVS CAE
lion right
C F
P D
Draganov 1931 (O175/R663); Youroukova 508; Varbanov 3129
ex Aureo & Calicó
ex CNG
1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/04/19 at 16:23quadrans: Nice
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Eryx? - AE4 views400-340 BC
head of Tanit left
horse right
Mem
CNS I S.287.22; HGC 30

ex Gorny & Mosch
1 commentsJohny SYSEL03/04/19 at 16:22quadrans: Nice piece..
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, L. Valerius Acisculus, AR Denarius - Crawford 474/1b - SEAR PLATE COIN!9 viewsRome, The Republic.
L. Valerius Acisculus, 45 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.17g; 21mm).
Rome Mint.

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

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

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

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

L. Valerius Acisculus issued an interesting series of types in 45 BCE. Not much is known about the moneyer except that he was also a Tribune of the Plebs. The pick-axe on obverse of these types is a punning allusion to the moneyer’s name, as the Latin word for pick-axe is “acisculus”. Scholars have long debated the meanings of the other devices, some going to great lengths to argue connections to the moneyer’s family. However, more recently, Crawford and Sear both concluded that the types, including the laurel wreath border on the obverse of this coin, likely allude to Julius Caesar’s military successes against Pompey and in the East.
2 commentsCarausius03/03/19 at 06:41quadrans: Nice one
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Roman Empire, MARCUS AURELIUS. Commemorative AR denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.180 under Commodus2 viewsObverse: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS. Bare head of Marcus Aurelius facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle facing left, head turned right, standing on bar.
RIC III : 266
Ex Harlan J Berk. Ex D. Clark Collection. This coin is featured on Wildwinds.
SCARCE
1 comments*Alex03/02/19 at 15:30quadrans: Great bust ..I like it..
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMNENUS, Billion Aspron Trachy SBCV-1966 DOC IV -13c 37 viewsOBV Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross

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

Size 31mm

Weight 4.63gm

A nearly perfect strike and that is exceptional. If you notice Christs head you will see the nimbus dots ever so slightly out of alignment. The dies were fresh when struck. Truly Exceptional.
2 commentsSimon03/01/19 at 21:39quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 4)41 viewsDomitian AR Denarius 81 CE (Group 4)
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Seat draped, above semi-circular frame decorate with three crescents TR P COS VII DES VIII PP
RIC 67; BMC 17
Purchased from Romanrum.com
March 1, 2019
3 commentsorfew03/01/19 at 21:37quadrans: Nice one
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S.1257 William I the Conqueror (PAXS penny, London)10 viewsWilliam I the Conqueror, king of England (1066-1087)
PAXS penny (moneyer: Alfred, mint: London, 1083-1086?)

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

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

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


2 commentsDroger03/01/19 at 01:02quadrans: Nice piece..
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050 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna19 viewsReference.
cfRIC 360;cf C 724; cf BMCRE 516; Strack 26*

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

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

3.01 gr
18 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki03/01/19 at 01:00quadrans: Nice piece..
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03 Constantius II29 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5.2 g / 24 mm
obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right;
reverse FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Gamma in left, soldier spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
Sear 18170
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/01/19 at 01:00quadrans: Nice piece..
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5628 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 125-26 AD Jug15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5628; Emmett 1207.10; Dattari 1977;

Issue L ΔΕ = year 10

Obv.
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. L ΔΕ
Jug

2.55 gr
16 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki02/28/19 at 14:50quadrans: Nice piece..
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Stratonikeia, Caria33 viewscirca 100 BC
AE 20 (20mm, 6.38g)
O: Lareate head of Hekate right, wearing crescent moon crown.
R: Nike advancing right, holding palm and wreath; ΣTPATO above, [NIK]EΩN below.
cf SNG Cop 489; cf Sear 4942; BMC 151,31
Scarce
ex Aegean Numismatics

Stratonikeia was located in SW Asia Minor, about 11km from Lagina, the largest known sanctuary of the goddess Hekate, "whom Zeus honored above all others" (Hesiod). It is likely that the cult of Hekate originated in this area a millennium or more before Her introduction into Greek religion at the conclusion of the Titanomachy, the legendary battle between the Titans and Olympians.
During an annual ritual the Priestess would lead a procession from the polis to Lagina where she would open the sanctuary with a sacred key. This key would eventually become one of the attributes depicted on later images of Hekate.
5 commentsEnodia02/28/19 at 03:51quadrans: Nice piece..
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Vespasian-RIC-26049 viewsĆ Sestertius, 27.35g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD (Titus)
RIC 260 (R2). BMC 224.
Obv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESP; Deified Vespasian std. l., with branch and sceptre
Rev: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; S C, large, in centre
Ex eBay, 21 February 2019. Ex Tom Cederlind, 1996.

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

Beautiful dark brown patina. A fine piece in hand!
4 commentsDavid Atherton02/27/19 at 18:36quadrans: Great find
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Russia. Peter I Alekseevich, the Great (1689-1725)14 viewsGrishin-Kleshchinov __ (Knight die __, text die __), Group __

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

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

Rev.: Cyrillic legend in six lines,~ / [ЦР]Ь-И-[ВЕ] / [ЛИ]КІИ-К[НЯ] / [ЗЬ]-ПЕТPЬ-[A] / [ЛЕ]ЗИЕB[ИЧЬ] / [ВС]ЕЯ-[РѠ] / [ССІИ](= Tsar and Grand Prince Peter Alekseevich of All Russia)
2 commentsStkp02/27/19 at 05:13quadrans: Nice piece..
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Julia Mamaea Sestertius5 viewsJulia Mamaea AE Sestertius. Rome Mint 224 AD.

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

RIC IV: 701
1 commentsTanit02/27/19 at 05:12quadrans: Nice
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Faustina Junior Sestertius6 viewsFaustina II (wife of M. Aurelius) Ć Sestertius. Rome, AD 162.

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

RIC 1646.
1 commentsTanit02/27/19 at 05:11quadrans: Nice piece..
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22108 Constantius II/Campgate11 viewsConstantius II/Campgate
Constantius II AE3 ""Campgate"" Constantius II AD 324-361 AE3
Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
Laureate bust left, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS –
Two turrets and a star over Campgate.
(delta) SIS (double crescent) in Exergue
Mint:Siscia 19.2mm 3.17g
RIC VII Siscia 217; Sear 17638
2 commentsBlayne W02/27/19 at 05:11quadrans: Nice one
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AE Dupondius, RIC 3, p.194, 1405 (a) - Faustina II, Diana15 viewsFaustina II
Dupondius or As, AD 145-161
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: S - C, Diana standing left with bow and arrow.
AE, 12.4g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC 1405 (a) [C]
This coin was found in 2006 close to the Fleischstraße in Trier, Germany. The find was presented to the Landesmuseum (State Museum).

for the same type, with different hairstyle, click here
3 commentsshanxi02/25/19 at 17:10quadrans: Good news thanks,
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AE Dupondius, RIC 3, p.194, 1405 (a) - Faustina II, Diana15 viewsFaustina II
Dupondius or As, AD 145-161
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right
Rev.: S - C, Diana standing left with bow and arrow.
AE, 12.4g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC 1405 (a) [C]
This coin was found in 2006 close to the Fleischstraße in Trier, Germany. The find was presented to the Landesmuseum (State Museum).

for the same type, with different hairstyle, click here
3 commentsshanxi02/25/19 at 17:01quadrans: Nice bust, I have two type of bust in my Marc Aur/...
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Ayyubid. Branch at Halab/Aleppo. al-Nasir Yusuf II (Emir of Syria, 634-658 A.H. = 1236-1260 A.D.)10 viewsAlbum 845; Balog 760

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

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

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

Attribution courtesy of newcoins and legends courtesy of mazdaro.
1 commentsStkp02/25/19 at 16:57quadrans: Nice one
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Asia Minor, Phrygia, Acmonea, Volusian , Artemis 8 viewsVolusian
Phrygia, Acmonea
Obv.: ΑVΤ Κ ΟVΙΒ ΑΦ ΓΑΛΛΟϹ ΟVΟΛΟVϹΙΑΝΟϹ, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ΑΚΜΟΝЄΩΝ, Artemis, with head right and drawing arrow from quiver, seated facing on stag running right.
Ć, 9.15g, 28 mm.
Ref.: RPC IX 847.1 = SNG von Aulock 847.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, Auction 74, Lot 207
1 commentsshanxi02/25/19 at 11:54quadrans: Nice piece..
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D.511 Eudes (denier, Limoges, immobilization)11 viewsEudes, king of the Franks (888-898)
Denier (Limoges)

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

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

This type was immobilized for 50 years ('til the middle of the 10th century).
2 commentsDroger02/24/19 at 19:32quadrans: Interesting piece..
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S.1169 Harthacnut23 viewsPenny of Harthacnut, king of England 1040-1042 and Denmark 1035-1042
Moneyer: Leofwine
Mint: Thetford
Arm-and-scepter type
S. 1169
O: +CNVT RECX A
R: +LEFPINE ON ĐEOTVO

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

Ex- Mark Rasmussen, Morton & Eden Auction 91 (lot 43), Archbishop John Sharp
2 commentsNap02/24/19 at 19:31quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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220 Hadrian Denarius Roma 132-34 AD Roma9 viewsReference.
Strack 350;BMCRE 569; RIC 220

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

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

3.13 gr
17 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki02/24/19 at 19:31quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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226 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian & Roma standing6 viewsReference.
RIC II 226; Strack 220; C. 80

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

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

3.16 gr
18 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki02/24/19 at 19:30quadrans: Nice piece..
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3300 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Tuche and Zeus10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3300; SNG France 1424-1429; SNG Levante -; SNG Pfalz 133

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

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

11.99 gr
27 mm
12h

Note.
ex Slg. Dr. Theodor Grewer
1 commentsokidoki02/24/19 at 19:29quadrans: Interesting piece..
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16 views1 commentsQuant.Geek02/24/19 at 19:29quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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8 views1 commentsQuant.Geek02/24/19 at 19:28quadrans: Nice piece..
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Tyre half shekel47 viewsLaureate bust of Melkart right

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

Tyre; Year 40= 87/86 BC
6.98g

Sear 5921; BMC 225

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

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

According to the Mosaic law, every year, Jewish males over the age of 20, paid a half shekel tax in silver to the Temple in Jerusalem. Mention of this tax can be found in the Bible at Exodus 30:15 Of course, at the time of writing there were no coins in circulation and this tax was paid by weight in silver. By the 1st century BC the tax was paid in either the Tyrian shekel (enough for two people) or half-shekel (for himself). The Jewish Talmud required the tax to be paid with a coin of high purity silver. The only ones that conformed to this high standard were the 94% pure silver Tyrian shekels. Even though these coins depict images of Melkart (Phoenician Hercules) and an eagle, they were still accepted at the temple because of the silver content.
4 commentsJay GT402/24/19 at 19:01quadrans: Ohh, Jay this one is great
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Zangid of Syria. al-‘Adil Zangi (of Sinjar), in Halab/Aleppo only (577-579 A.H. = 1181-1183 A.D.)9 viewsBalog 329 (Ayyubid, al-‘Adil Abu Bakr); Album 1855

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

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

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

Album rarity RR

Attribution courtesy of mazdaro.
1 commentsStkp02/24/19 at 09:33quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian AR denarius 81 CE (group 1)56 viewsDomitian, Denarius, 81 Rome
Obv: Laureate head of Domitian right., IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Rev: Dolphin coiled around anchor.,TR P COS VII
RIC:2; BMC 3
Purchased from Numiscorner on Vcoins
February 23, 2019
7 commentsorfew02/23/19 at 19:57quadrans: Nice piece..
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Postumus Antoninianus13 viewsPostumus Antoninianus

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

Reverse:
MONETA AVG
Moneta standing left, holding scale and cornucopia
1 commentsHarry G02/23/19 at 17:35quadrans: Nice one
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Vespasian - Denarius 10 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: After c. 75 AD
Metal: AR
Obverse: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANUVS AVG; Laureate head of Vespasian R.

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

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

GVF.
2 commentsSteve B502/23/19 at 06:02quadrans: Great piece ..
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583b Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-21 AD Libertas12 viewsReference
RIC 583b; C 948. BMC 1190A.

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

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

24.24 gr
34 mm
6h

Note.
ex Münzzentrum Köln, Auktion 45, 1981, Los 554
3 commentsokidoki02/22/19 at 20:18quadrans: Great piece ..
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Mamluk (Burji). Barquq (al-Zahir Sayf al-Din Abu Sa`id Barquq) (1st reign 784-791 A.H. = 1382-1389 A.D.; 2nd reign 792-801 A.H. = 1390-1399 A.D.)24 viewsBalog 562 Plate XXIII 562; SNAT Damascus __; Album 975

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

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

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

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

Attribution courtesy of altaycoins and Alex Koifman.
3 commentsStkp02/22/19 at 18:16quadrans: I have difficulty reading it, great
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Cleopatra VII hemiobol20 viewsLaureate head of Zeus

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


Paphos mint c. 35 BC

3.15g

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

Notes from Forum:

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


Sold Forum Auction March 2019
1 commentsJay GT402/22/19 at 17:59quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Maximianus Rare AE Quinarius9 viewsMaximianus 296-305
Obv: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right,
Rev: IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter.
RIC Rome 519, struck 286.
VERY RARE!
2 commentsOldMoney02/22/19 at 01:25quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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132 - Probus - RIC 030 - Bust Type F var (Lugdunum) (III in exe)10 viewsObv:–IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FIDES VICTOR, Fides standing left, holding two ensigns
Minted in Lugdunum (III) Emission 6, Officina 3. A.D. 278 - 279
Reference(s) – Bastien -

4.48 gms, 22.92 mm. 0 degrees
3 commentsmaridvnvm02/21/19 at 20:53quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Titus AR Denarius45 viewsTitus AR Denarius.Under Vespasian 76 CE (first issue)
3.14 g
Obv:Leaureate head right, T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN
Rev:Jupiter standing facing with patera over altar, IOVIS CUSTOS
RIC 863 [VESP] (R2)
4 commentsorfew02/21/19 at 17:23quadrans: Nice one
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Lucius Verus Sestertius38 viewsL VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
Laureate head of Lucius Verus right

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

Rome 166 AD

21.73g

Sear 5384 RIC 1456

Ex-ANE

New photo
3 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 17:18quadrans: Great piece
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Lucania, Heraclea: AR Diobol40 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing crested helmet decorated with Hippocamp

Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean Lion.


Heraclea, Ca. 432-420 BC

0.73g

Van Keuren 38; HN Italy 1360

Ex-ANE

Beautiful glossy black patina
5 commentsJay GT402/21/19 at 16:57quadrans: Nice piece..
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092 - Philip II Antoninianus - RIC 2279 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PAX AETERNA, Pax standing left, holding olive branch & transverse scepter
Minted in Rome.
Reference(s) – RIC 227, Cohen 24

3.94 gms, 22.83 mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/21/19 at 07:09quadrans: Nice piece.. , nice toning,
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26813 viewsClaudius II 268-70 AD
AE tetradrachm
Alexandria in Egypt
Obv Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "LB"
Eagle standing right, head forwards, holding wreath in beak
2 commentsmauseus02/21/19 at 07:08quadrans: Nice
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26812 viewsClaudius II 268-70 AD
AE tetradrachm
Alexandria in Egypt
Obv Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "LB"
Eagle standing right, head turned back, holding wreath in beak
2 commentsmauseus02/21/19 at 07:08quadrans: Nice one
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Phoenicia, Arados 328-320 B.C27 viewsAR 17.32mm (Thickness 1.57mm), weight 4.16g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees). Drachm.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reverse: Nike advancing left holding aphlaston and palm branch, in left field Aradian era date HΞP 168, below Phoenician letter qoph (Q) with Greek letters ΔC far bottom, AΡAΔIΩN in right field, all within wreath.
2 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 07:02quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Phoenicia, Arados (ex.Byblos) 320-315 B.C23 viewsAR 28.38mm (Thickness 2.51mm), weight 17.11g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees). 4 drachmae = Tetradrachm.

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

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, footstool beneath feet, lower limbs wrapped in Himation, Eagle in right hand, sceptre in left hand, AP monogram in left field.
2 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 07:01quadrans: Nice one
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Phoenicia, Arados 131-130 B.C33 viewsAE 20.75mm (Thickness 2.86mm), weight 6.32g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination B.

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

Reverse: Poseidon seated left on prow of galley holding wreath in right hand and trident in left, Athena figurehead (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος), Phoenician letters nun (N) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 129 with gimel (G) below.
3 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 07:01quadrans: Another nice piece
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Phoenicia, Arados 119-118 B.C59 viewsAR 13.47mm (Thickness 1.64mm), weight 1.84g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), Hemidrachm.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left with stem rising forward, ΘC, B (beth) monogram above, border of dots, Aradian era date AMP (141) below.
5 commentsMartin Rowe02/21/19 at 07:00quadrans: Nice piece..
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LUCANIA, Velia, 300-280 BC128 viewsDidrachm, 7.51 g

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

HN III 1309. Williams 470-489.

Ex Rauch 86, 2 May 2010, Lot 103
Ex Nomos, Auction 5, Lot 107, 25 October 2011
7 commentsrobertpe02/21/19 at 05:46quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Struck 1594, ELIZABETH I (1558 - 1603), AR Sixpence minted at London, England8 viewsObverse: ELIZAB•D•G•ANG•FR•ET•HIB•REGI• Crowned bust of Elizabeth I of England facing left. Tudor rose behind bust and mintmark (woolpack) in legend above.
Reverse: POSVI DEV:ADIVTOREM:MEV: Square topped shield, bearing the arms of England and France, quartered by long cross fourchee; 1594 above; mintmark (woolpack) in legend above.
Diameter: 26mm | Weight: 2.5gms | Die Axis: 2
SPINK: 2578A

The sixpence was first introduced during the reign of Edward VI in 1551, it had a facing portrait of the king with a rose to the left and the denomination VI to the right.
1 comments*Alex02/21/19 at 05:45quadrans: Nice piece..
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Roman Empire, Vespasian Denarius145 viewsAD 69-79. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.03 g, 6h). Judaea Capta - Rome mint. Struck circa 21 December AD 69-early AD 70. Laureate head right / IVDAEA in exergue, palm tree; to right, Jewess, arms bound behind, seated right. RIC II 4; Hendin 1480; RSC 229.
From the Sierra Collection. Ex Gorny & Mosch 142 (10 October 2005), 2350.

This example clearly shows the ropes binding her wrists.
7 commentsNemonater02/21/19 at 05:20quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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England, Charles I, 1625-164913 viewsShilling, Tower Mint under Parliament, 1642-48
Type 4/4, mintmark (P), 1643-4.
S.2800
1 commentsMatt Inglima02/20/19 at 18:28quadrans: Nice piece..
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22114 Domitian/Pegasus13 viewsDomitian/Pegasus struck under Vespasian 76-77 AD
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS
Head of Domitian, laureate, right
Rev: COS IIII
Pegasus standing right, left foreleg raised, wings curling up on back
Mint: Rome 18mm., 3,24g
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 921-922
Ex Savoca Auctions 16th Blue Auction
2 commentsBlayne W02/20/19 at 18:28quadrans: Nice piece..
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Henry II (1154-1189 A.D.)35 viewsAR Penny
Short Cross coinage, class G or I.
O: ҺЄNRICVS • R ЄX, crowned facing bust, holding scepter.
R: + GOCELM • ON • WINC, voided cross; quatrefoils in angles.
1.03g
20mm
Wincester mint; Gocelm, moneyer, 1180 AD
North 962/1; SCBC 1343A/1343 (obv./rev.).
6 commentsMat02/20/19 at 18:04quadrans: Great piece ...
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Gordian III Antoninianus13 viewsGordian III Antoninianus

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

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

RIC IViii 142, C 81
2 commentsHarry G02/19/19 at 15:13quadrans: Nice piece..
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Domitian RIC-25176 viewsĆ Quadrans, 3.32g
Rome Mint, 84-85 AD
RIC 251 (R). BMC - .
Obv: (No legend) Rhinoceros stg. l.
Rev: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM; S C in centre
Acquired from Marc Breitsprecher, February 2019.

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

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

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

Well centred with a lovely green patina and fine style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton02/19/19 at 14:32quadrans: Nice piece..
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Byzantine, Alexius I Comnenus, AE TETARTERON SBCV-1931 DOC 40 CLBC 2.4.7 61 viewsOBV Jeweled radiate Cross, decorated at the end of each limb with one large globule and two smaller, all on two steps.

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

Size 19mm

Weight 3.08

This is a perfect example , nicely centered and a full legend for Alexius, choice in all aspects.
1 commentsSimon02/18/19 at 05:39quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Mamluk (Bahri). Hasan (al-Nasir Nasir al-Din Abu'l-Mahasin) (1st reign, 748-752 A.H. = 1347-1351 A.D.; 2nd reign 755-762 A.H. = 1354-1361 A.D.)11 viewsBalog 250 (Muhammad I); SNAT Hamah 526-527; Album 947

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

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

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

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

Atribution courtesy of Alex Koifman
1 commentsStkp02/18/19 at 05:32quadrans: Nice one
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Mamluk (Bahri). Sha`ban II (al-Ashraf Nasir al-Din Sha`ban) (764-778 A.H. = 1363-1377 A.D.)15 viewsBalog 466 Plate XVII 466; SNAT Hamah 574-580; Album 958

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

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

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

Sha'ban II was a grandson of Muhammad I, being the son of one of Muhammad's sons who never held office. In 1363, the senior Mamluk emirs, led by Emir Yalbugha, deposed Sultan Muhammad II on charges of illicit behavior and installed ten-year-old Sha'ban as his figurehead replacement. In 1366 Sha'ban, who sought to wield power, supported a successful revolt against Yalbugha. One year later, Sha'ban, who still had few mamluks of his own but was supported by the common people, quelled a rebellion. Again in 1373, the commoners assisted Sha'ban in defeating a rebellion. Because of their loyalty and key support during these revolts, Sha'ban treated the commoners well throughout his reign, including efforts to provide food for the poor during a two-year famine in Egypt. In 1376, Sha'ban went on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. In his absence emirs again rebelled against Sha'ban, which was followed by a rebellion of Sha'ban's own mamluk guard, who murdered him in 1377.
1 commentsStkp02/18/19 at 05:31quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Russia. Ivan IV Vasilyevich, the Terrible (1530-1584)14 viewsGrishin-Kleshchinov 60 (Knight die 11, text die 16), Group III

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

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

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

Attribution and transcription assistance courtesy of Alex Koifman and cmcdon0923.
2 commentsStkp02/17/19 at 16:33quadrans: Nice one
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ROMAN REPUBLIC - Didrachm - Crawford 25/112 viewsRome. The Republic.
Anonymous, 241-235 BCE.
AR Didrachm (6.62g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

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

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

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

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

This didrachm series is the first Roman silver coinage to bear the inscription ROMA, a change from the earlier ROMANO inscriptions. The early ROMANO inscriptions may have been either an abbreviation of the genitive plural ROMANORVM (“of the Romans”) or dative ROMANO (“by the Romans”) either of which would be similar grammar to Greek coin inscriptions. The move to the nominative case ROMA, may have been a simple shift to Roman/Latin usage consistent with the coinage taking on a more “Roman” character, as minting activity had moved from southern Italy to Rome many years before. The sickle symbol on the reverse, as well as common devices across denominations, links this didrachm issue to contemporaneous Roman bronze coinage also bearing the sickle. This marks the first time in the emerging Roman coinage that a clear-intentioned, bi-metallic series emission can be established.
3 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 07:48quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian, AR Denarius13 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Octavian, 44-27 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.92g; 20mm).
Italian Mint, Summer 30-29 BCE.

Obverse: Octavian’s bare head, facing right.

Reverse: Roman Senate House; IMP CAESAR on architrave.

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

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

The coin celebrates the dedication of the Curia Julia, a new meeting house for the Roman Senate, construction of which was commenced under Julius Caesar and completed by Octavian circa 29 BCE. Julius Caesar was assassinated at the Theater of Pompey where the Senate was meeting while construction of this new Senate house was underway. It is both ironic and politically astute that Octavian should commemorate this new Senate house on a coin, given that his hold on power made the Senate effectively irrelevant. The structure still stands today, having been restored through the imperial period and later converted to a church.
2 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 07:48quadrans: Another nice piece
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Octavian, AR Denarius - Crawford 538/115 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Octavian, 44-27 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.79g; 20mm).
Italian Mint, Summer 37 BCE.

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

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

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

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

The obverse inscription records the renewal of the second triumvirate in 37 BCE.
4 commentsCarausius02/17/19 at 07:47quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Punic occupation half shekel63 viewsNude youth on horseback to left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below

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

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

AR Reduced didrachm or Half-Shekel.

2.69g chipped otherwise VF+

Vlasto 975-7; HN Italy 1079.

Ex-ANE

Rare!

The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
8 commentsJay GT402/16/19 at 21:51quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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096 - Trajan Decius - RIC 02611 viewsObv:– IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PANNONIAE, The two Pannoniae facing each other, holding a standard between them
Minted in Rome. A.D. 249 - 25
Reference(s) – RIC 26. RSC 81

3.41 gms, 21.54mm x 180mm.
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/16/19 at 18:35quadrans: I like this....
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091 - Otacilia Severa Antoninianus - RIC 13010 viewsObv:– OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed draped bust right on crescent
Rev:- PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Pietas standing left, raising right hand and holding box of perfume
Minted in Rome. A.D. 248-249
Reference(s) – RIC 130

4.54 gms, 23.56mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/16/19 at 18:34quadrans: Nice piece..
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098 - Herennius Etruscus, Antoninianus - RIC 0149 viewsObv:– Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, Radiate draped bust right
Rev:– PIETAS AVGVSTORVM, Whip, ladle, jug, patera and lituus
Minted in Rome. Jan-Dec A.D. 250
Reference:– RIC 143. RSC 14

2.99 gms, 21.67mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm02/16/19 at 18:34quadrans: Nice one
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3695 SELEUCIS Antioch. Hadrian. As Єς below20 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3695; CRS 232; McAlee 536(c); SNG Cop. 209

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС Θ ΤΡ Π ΥΙ Θ ΝΕΡ ΥΙω ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. S C
In laurel wreath; beneath: ƐϚ

13.77 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
W H on obverse?
2 commentsokidoki02/16/19 at 11:02quadrans: Nice one
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Caracalla, cf. Mionnet suppl. V, 60111 viewsCaracalla, AD 197-218
AE 15, 2.09g, 15.47mm, 0°
obv. ANTWNINOC AVGOVC (NINO between rays of crown)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. CEOVHREIA - NIKAIEWN (HR ligate)
Prize basket with palm branch
ref. cf. Mionnet Suppl. V, 601 (for Severus); not in Mionnet, Rec. Gen., Weiser, SNG von Aulock, SNG Copenhagen, BMC, Imhoof, Jürgling
very rare, about SS, nice green patina

The Severeia were games in honour of Severus and his sons, frequently testified by incscriptions and coins in the entire eastern half of the empire, especially in Athens and Asia minor, but in Mauretania too, often together with other deities (Pauly)
2 commentsJochen02/16/19 at 09:50quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Phoenicia, Arados 106-107 A.D9 viewsAE 20.96mm (Thickness 2.48mm), weight 7.14g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte-Europa right with laureate head of Trajan.

Reverse: Humped bull galloping left, head facing, Phoenician letter beth (B) beneath bulls head, Aradian era date 365 (ΣΞT) above, ΑΡΑΔΙWΝ (Arados) below.
2 commentsArados02/16/19 at 09:50quadrans: Interesting piece..
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RIC 338 Domitian denarius49 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P IIII
Laureate bust right

IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT PP
Minerva standing left with spear

Rome; 85 AD

3.13g

RIC 338 (R2)

Ex-Aegean

Starting with this issue, the precious metal coinage was reduced again and the fineness of silver and weight of gold were reduced to standards approximating those under Nero.
6 commentsJay GT402/15/19 at 18:06quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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S.808F Anglo-Saxon sceat28 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: East Anglia
Series Q I F
S.808F
Type 71
Abramson 63-80
O: Figure facing holding two crosses
R: Bird left

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross, M Vosper
2 commentsNap02/14/19 at 15:19quadrans: Nice one
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S.834 Anglo-Saxon sceat12 viewsEclectic Anglo-Saxon sceat
"Saltire stanard" type
S.834
Abramson 13-180
O: Saltire in beaded standard
R: Standard with surrounding crosses

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross
1 commentsNap02/14/19 at 15:18quadrans: Interesting piece..
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S.809 Anglo-Saxon sceat24 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: East Anglia
Series Q variety
S.809 (unlisted variety)
Abramson 64-60
O: Bird right
R: Bird left

An unlisted variety, not really QIIIC (which is typically a quadraped on one side, bird on other).

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross, Morton and Eden Auction 83-83 (Dec 2016) lot 900, EMC 1986.0097
1 commentsNap02/14/19 at 15:17quadrans: Nice piece..
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S.947 Eadwald (Lul)21 viewsPenny of Eadwald, king of East Anglia, ca. 798
Moneyer: Lul
Mint: Unknown
S. 947
O: REX/+EADVA/LD
R: +L V L

Nothing is known about Eadwald, who was king in East Anglia for a short time after the death of Offa of Mercia. Mercia had dominated East Anglia, but a dysnastic struggle after Offa's death seems to have allowed an independent East Anglia to re-emerge. It would not last, and within a few years it was again a Mercian protectorate.

We don't know who Eadwald was or when exactly he lived. He did produce coins, and these very rare pieces give insight into an otherwise forgotten period.

Ex- Lockdales, J Cross, Spink, EMC 2011.0178
1 commentsNap02/14/19 at 15:17quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Sarmatia, Olbia, Nieczitajlo 2398 viewsOlbia, 350-330 BC
AE 9, 0.66g, 8.99mm, 315°
obv. Laureate head of Apollo r.
rev. OLBIO
Dolphin l., above grain ear
ref. Nieczitajlo 239
F+, small flan as usually
1 commentsJochen02/14/19 at 05:48quadrans: Nice piece..
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Vespasian-RIC-1170 Engraver's Error81 viewsĆ As, 8.58g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1170 var. BMC 811 var.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: Retrograde S C in field; Eagle stg. front on globe, wings outstretched, head r.
Ex Ibercoin 25, 30 January 2019, lot 385.

The reverse is the main attraction here. The 'S C' is mistakenly struck retrograde, a major error on the engraver's part. I wonder how many of these were struck until the mistake was noticed? It's the first one I've come across. Errors like this are quite rare in the Flavian era, which would probably indicate there aren't many examples of this reverse die that survived. This As was struck in 71 when both Rome and Lyon produced a massive issue of bronze, which may somewhat excuse the error. Rare even without the retrograde 'S C'. Also of note, the 'S C' on this type is normally placed on either side of the eagle's wings, here it is on either side of its claws.

Rough, but the all important reverse is decently struck and nicely centred.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/14/19 at 05:47quadrans: Nice piece..
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RIC 1407 Vespasian Eastern Denarius50 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head of Vespasian right

PACI ORB TERR AVG
Turreted and draped female bust right below, horizontal Φ

Ephesus, 69-70 AD

3.23g


RIC V1407 (R); RPC 813

Rare

Ex-T.C. collection, Ex-Calgary Coin.

The Flavians as bringers of peace to the world.

New photo
7 commentsJay GT402/14/19 at 05:35quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Thessalonica, wolf & twins13 viewsCity Commemorative
AE follis; 1.59g; 17-18mm
Thessalonica 330-333 AD

VRBS ROMA,
helmeted, cuirassed bust of Roma left

she-wolf standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus, two stars above,

Mintmark SMTS epsilon

RIC VII Thessalonica 187; Sear 16516.
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/13/19 at 11:27quadrans: Great She-wolf
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Salonina, Venus14 viewsSalonina
Ae Ant; 3.65g; 21mm

SALONINA AVG
diademed bust right on crescent

VENVS AVG
Venus standing left, holding helmet and spear
1 commentsRobin Ayers02/13/19 at 11:26quadrans: Nice bust
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Salonina, Concordia14 views Salonina, Concordia
SALONINA AVG
Bust right on crescent

CONCORAVG
Concordia seated left, holding patera and cornucopia

RIC V-1 71 Siscia var (no mintmark); Cunetio hoard 1812, Appleshaw hoard 134, Göbl 1455mm, (Milan)
1 commentsRobin Ayers02/13/19 at 11:25quadrans: Nice one
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Phillip II, Double unit18 views Philip II
Macedon, uncertain mint
AE21, Double Unit; 8.98g; 20mm
359-336 BC

Young male head, hair bound with taenia, facing right

ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, Naked youthful horseman advancing right; right hand raised; fulmen below; E control mark to right of horse

SNG ANS 839; Drama 85; HGC 3, 881
1 commentsRobin Ayers02/13/19 at 11:25quadrans: Nice piece..
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Salonina, Venus16 viewsSalonina, Sole reign of Gallienus. AD 260-268
AE antoninianus; 2.64g; 18-21mm
Milan mint

SALONINA AVG,
diademed, draped bust right on crescent

VENVS VICT,
Venus standing left, holding helmet and sceptre, elbow on shield at her side

Mintmark MS in exergue

RIC V-1, 67 Milan; Göbl 1368o.
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/12/19 at 19:48quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Salonina, Aequitas10 viewsSalonina, Sole Reign, 267 AD
Antoninianus; 5.17g; 21-22mm
Antioch mint

SALONINA AVG,
diademed, draped bust right on crescent

AEQVITAS AVG,
Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae, crescent in left field

Mintmark VIIC

RIC 87; Göbl 1648d; Sear 10625.
1 commentsRobin Ayers02/12/19 at 19:47quadrans: Nice piece..
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Probus16 viewsDetail of bust I81 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/11/19 at 20:22quadrans: Great bust..., I like it...
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Thessaly. Thessalian League11 viewsSear GCV 2238; SNG Cop. 324 ff.; Rogers 44-47; BCD Thessaly II 904 ff.

AE dichalkon. Late 2nd to mid 1st centuries B.C.; 3.48 g., 18.04 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet, magistrate's name (obscure) above.

Rev: Horse trotting right, ΘEΣ / ΣAΛΩ-N above and below.
1 commentsStkp02/11/19 at 20:21quadrans: Nice one
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Macedonian Kingdom. Philip V (221-179 B.C.) or Perseus (179-168 B.C.)9 viewsSear GCV --; HGC 3.1 334 var. (no monograms or lower ornaments); SNG Cop. 1298-1299 var. (same); AMNG III 54 var. (same)

AE unit. Amphipolis mint, 187-168 B.C.; 7.90 g., 18.43 mm. max., 180°

Obv: Head of river-god, Strymon, right, with short horns and crown of reeds.

Rev: Trident head, scroll-like ornaments between the prongs, MAKE -- ∆ONΩN flanking.

This coin is an apparently uncommon variation of the type in that there are no ornaments flanking the shaft of the trident nor monograms below the trident.
1 commentsStkp02/11/19 at 20:20quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Levon I, Armenia17 viewsCilician Armenia
Levon I 1198-1219 AD
Ae Tank;Sis

Crowned bust of leonine king. Six dots in the crown. Armenian legend around

Greek cross, with stars in the field beneath. Armenian legend around
3 commentsRobin Ayers02/11/19 at 13:59quadrans: Nice piece..
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Sasanian, Kauad I17 viewsSasanian
Kauad I
484-531 AD
Ar Drachm

Bust to Right

Fire altar and guards

GOBL 187
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/11/19 at 13:58quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Titus AR Denarius43 viewsTitus AR Denarius. Rome Mint
79-81 CE
(17 mm 3.15 g)
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV — COS VIII P P, draped processional chair, triangular frame by decorated with nine Palmattes Lituus under triangular frame.
RIC 124c
Ex: Savoca 16th Blue auction Lot 978 February 10, 2019
5 commentsorfew02/10/19 at 23:58quadrans: Nice Titus
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Medieval Spain Jaime II13 viewsJaime II Aragon 1291-1327
Dinero (Billon) Approx 18mm diameter - 1.17gr
Obverse - Crowned portrait facing left..Legend around ARA - GON
Reverse - Double cross..Legend around IACOBUS REX
Mint Jaca...Cru-364
2 commentsPaul R302/10/19 at 23:57quadrans: Nice piece..
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RIC 1, p.273, 103 - Vitellius, Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia22 viewsVitellius
Denarius, Rome, AD 69
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVGVST TR P, laureate head right
Rev.: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, confronted draped busts of Vitellius' son (on left) and daughter (thought to have been named Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia)
Ag, 3.090g, 18.1mm, 180o
Ref.: RIC˛ 103, RSC II 2, BMCRE I 29, BnF III 62

Ex FORVM ANCIENT COINS
3 commentsshanxi02/10/19 at 18:53quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
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Bohemond III (1163 - 1201 A.D.)27 viewsBI Denier
CRUSADERS, Antioch.
O: +B(•)AHVHDVS, helmeted and mailed bust left; crescent before, star behind.
R: + ANTI ♣ OCHIA, Cross pattée; crescent in second quadrant, trefoil in legend.
19mm
.98g
Metcalf Crusades 400; CCS 69 Class E or F. Malloy 69/70
5 commentsMat02/09/19 at 20:41quadrans: Another nice piece
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Huszár 569 var., Pohl 114-1 var., Unger 443a var., Réthy II 116 var., Frynas H.26.4 var.7 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .51 g., 14.95 mm. max., 270°.

Obv: + mARIE • D • R • VnGARIE [Gothic-style letters A], crown with interior cross hatching.

Rev: + mO ... n ... mARIE • REI [Gothic-style letters A with interior bar], Patriarchal cross with pellets [overstrike].

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

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

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of this type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Toma lists seven variations among seventeen coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). The precise legend combination on this coin cannot be discerned due to the reverse over-strike.

Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard, one of which occurs among two identified coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). Neither the crown nor the cross comport with any recorded by Toma.
Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. The legend combination described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl; in Unger and Réthy, and in Frynas, all differ. This coin is an unusual variety both in terms of the cross-hatching on the obverse and the style of crown and cross
1 commentsStkp02/09/19 at 16:01quadrans: Nice one
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PROBUS RIC 366 VAR. F8 BUST new photo after cleaning22 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: FIDES MILIT
BUST TYPE: F8
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.87g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 23-24mm
RIC: 366 VAR. (F8 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 433
NOTE: 7TH KNOWN SPECIMEN IN THE WORLD (INFORMATION FROM S.ESTIOT)
2 commentsBarnaba602/09/19 at 06:08quadrans: Great type...
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PROBUS RIC 856 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH I8 BUST TYPE) new photo21 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR ORBIS
BUST TYPE: I8 var. = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust left, with parazonium placed on left shoulder and holding victoriola (victory on globe) in right hand
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: M[oneta]S[erdicensis]//KAB
WEIGHT 4.11 / AXIS: / DIAMETER: mm
RIC: UNLISTED (856 VAR.)
COLLECTION NO. 1358

Spectacular, extremely rare and desirable bust type !!!

Only 6th specimen of this type known to me
1 commentsBarnaba602/09/19 at 06:07quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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PROBUS RIC 867 VAR. A2 BUST IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVIC AVG OFFICINA 2 after cleaning17 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F INVIC AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KAB
WEIGHT 3.41g
RIC 867 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH INVIC INSTEAD OF INVICT AND KAB MINTMARK)
COLLECTION NO. 1011
VERY RARE OBVERSE LEGEND !!!
2 commentsBarnaba602/09/19 at 06:04quadrans: Great find...
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107 Hadrian Quinarius Roma 119-22 AD Victory16 viewsReference.
RIC 107c; C.1135; Strack 133 (same reverse die as plate)

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Victory standing right, resting foot on helmet, ready to inscribe shield attached to palm tree

1.45 gr
14 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki02/08/19 at 17:42quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Struck A.D.276 - 282. PROBUS. Silvered AE Antoninianus of Rome. 13 viewsObverse: IMP PROBVS P F AVG. Radiate bust of Probus, wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped sceptre, facing left.
Reverse: SOLI INVICTO. Radiate Sol in quadriga galloping left; in exergue, R thunderbolt Γ.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 5.0gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V ii : 200.
SCARCE
2 comments*Alex02/08/19 at 05:05quadrans: Nice one
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die68 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (14 mm, 5.57 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow; roaring lion left countermark.
R: Incuse punch; stylized facing lion in reverse punch.
3 commentsNemonater02/08/19 at 04:17quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Caracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, Not in RSC,12 viewsCaracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, Not in RSC,
0h,17,1-17,7mm,3,10g
1 commentsKaroly K202/07/19 at 17:27quadrans: Rare and interesting piece...
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1794 AE Halfpenny Token. Chichester, Sussex5 viewsObverse: QUEEN ELIZABETH •. Three-quarter facing crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth I right, sceptre resting on her right shoulder.
Reverse: CHICHESTER HALFPENNY •. View of Chichester Cross; in exergue, 1794.
Edge: PAYABLE AT DALLY'S CHICHESTER + + + +.
Diameter 29mm | Die Axis 6
Dalton & Hamer: 15

This token was manufactured by Peter Kempson in Birmingham and the dies were engraved by Thomas Wyon. Little is known about the issuer of the token, seemingly to have been Dally and Son who were drapers in Chichester in the 18th century.

Chichester Cross is an elaborate perpendicular market cross standing at the intersection of the four principal streets in the centre of the city of Chichester, West Sussex. According to the inscription upon it, this cross was built by Edward Story, Bishop of Chichester from 1477 to 1503, but little is known for certain and the style and ornaments of the building suggest that it may date from the reign of Edward IV. It was apparently built so that the poor people should have somewhere to sell their wares, and as a meeting point. An earlier wooden cross had been erected on the same site by Bishop Rede (1369-1385). The stone cross, which underwent repairs during the reign of Charles II and again in 1746, still stands to this day.
3 comments*Alex02/07/19 at 17:26quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Caracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I, 16 viewsCaracalla AR-Denarius, Not in RIC IV-I,
0h,17,2-18,1mm,3,40g
2 commentsKaroly K202/07/19 at 17:25quadrans: Another nice piece
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Caracalla AR-Antoninianus, Not in RIC IV-I,21 viewsCaracalla AR-Antoninianus, Not in RIC IV-I,
7h,21-23mm,5,65g
3 commentsKaroly K202/07/19 at 17:23quadrans: Terrible expression on his face, the killer, great...
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RIC 0804 Domitianus22 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium.
AE/Dupondius (27.88 mm 14.720 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
RIC 804 (C), BMCRE 479, BNF 512
Purchased from Henzen on MA Shops
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/07/19 at 17:11quadrans: Nice piece..
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Aemilian, Antoninianus21 viewsAemilian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped bust right

Reverse:
SPES PVBLICA
Spes advancing left, holding wreath and palm.

RIC IViii 10, C 47
3 commentsHarry G02/07/19 at 05:26quadrans: Great find...
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1978 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1978 DOC 21 CLBC 4.4.8 9 views

OBV Bust of Christ beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scrolls in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross
.
REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing uncertain dress (stemma, short military tunic, breastplate and sagion?) holds in r. hand scepter cruciger and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 19mm
Weight 3.23gm

DOC lists 3 examples with weights ranging from 2.66 gm to 2.75 gm with sizes all 20mm

This coin differs from S-1981 not only by size but DOC notes a beard on Christ on S-1981 where as S-1978 is beardless , I however am finding that a difficult distinction to concur with, the beard on Christ can be a simple dot on his chin, however with this style of coins I am finding the lighter weight coins with perhaps a beard with one dot on chin in another example a series of dots making the beard, in these larger and heavier beards the dot on the chin is still there but not as distinct. Interesting to note that Hendy did not note a beard in his 1969 book but in his latter DOC works he does, the earlier catalogs such as Ratto do note a difference in the two styles because of the weight and beard.

This coin is a choice example Good Very Fine.
1 commentsSimon02/06/19 at 18:37quadrans: Nice one
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Thasos, Islands off Thrace 27 viewsPurchased from FORVM
Silver obol, SNG Cop 1020 - 1021; SNG Lockett 1224; SNG Fitz 1811; Rosen 146; HGC 6 337; Traité II 1750; Le Rider Thasiennes 9 var. (dolphins reversed), gVF, nice metal for issue, 0.512g, 10.46mm, 180o, Thasos mint, c. 435 - 411 B.C.; obverse dolphin right above dolphin left; three pellets around; reverse quadritpartite incuse square; ex CNG auction 231 (14 Apr 2010), lot 18
5 commentsRobin Ayers02/06/19 at 06:53quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Julia Domna, Ceres17 viewsAr Denarius; 3.35g; 17-18mm

IVLIA DO-MNA AVG
draped bust right

CERER FRVG
Ceres standing left, holding two corn ears and lighted torch

RIC 616A; RSC 13a
Emesa Mint
2 commentsRobin Ayers02/06/19 at 06:53quadrans: Nice one
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Huszár 569, Pohl 114-3, Unger 443c, Réthy II 116, Frynas H.26.411 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .49 g., 15.12 mm. max., 0°

Obv: + mARIE • R • VnGARIE [antiqua-style letters A without interior bar], crown with interior cross hatching. A with an interior crossbar below.

Rev: + mOnETA • mARIA [antiqua-style letters A without interior bar], Patriarchal.

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

The type was struck in 1384-1395 (per Huszár, with Unger and Frynas agreeing that it incepted in 1384) or in 1385-1395 (per Pohl), and is traditionally viewed as the last of three denarii struck by Maria. More recently, it has been viewed as the second type struck by her (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 566), in 1383-1385 (per Gyöngyössi and Toma). This coin, with an antiqua-style letter A with interior bar privy mark below the crown, was struck in Székesfehérvár/Alba Regia in 1386-1395 (per Pohl).

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of this type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Toma lists just one coin with the A with interior bar privy mark (Pohl 114-3). The legend combination on this coin is not recorded by Toma.
Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard, one of which occurs among two identified coins without a privy mark (Pohl 114-1). The design combination on this coin appears to be Toma A/b (crown A is linked only with crosses a and b; cross b is linked only with crowns A and B).

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. The legend combination described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl; in Unger and Réthy, and in Frynas, all differ.
1 commentsStkp02/06/19 at 06:52quadrans: Nice...
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Antony Legion II Denarius12 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius, 44-31 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.64g; 17mm).
Military Mint traveling with Antony, 32-1 BCE.

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

Reverse: LEG II; Aquilia between two standards.

References: Crawford 544/14; Sydenham 1216; HCRI 349; BMCRR East 190-92; Antonia 105.

Provenance: Ex Pat Coyle Coll. [Goldberg Auction 69 (29 May 2012) Lot 3471]; NAC 40 (16 May 2007), Lot 624.

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

The Legio II was likely a legion that was disbanded after Actium.
2 commentsCarausius02/05/19 at 20:42quadrans: Great piece ..
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Tiberius tribute penny39 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

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

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.14g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Numismatica Prados

Sold to Calgary Coin Feb 2019
1 commentsJay GT402/05/19 at 20:41quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Domitian RIC-623b75 viewsĆ As, 10.13g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 623b (C2). BMC 434.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; S C in exergue; Domitian stg. l., sacrificing over altar; to l., flute player and lyre player stg. r.; in background, temple, wreath in pediment
Acquired from Künker, January 2019. Ex Heinrich Pilartz Münzhandlung.

In October 88 AD Domitian held the Secular Games, a festival featuring theatrical performances and circus games accompanied by six various daytime and nighttime religious ceremonies. The games marked the transition from one era (saeculum) to another and were supposedly held once every 110 years, or the maximum span of a human lifetime, making them a 'once in a lifetime' event. Domitian conducted his games on the Augustan calculation, rejecting the formula for the Claudian games held in 47 AD. The festival was important enough to interrupt the normal striking of reverse types on the coinage and for the mint to produce a new unique issue commemorating the event both in precious metal and bronze. The precious metal designs tended to be symbolic while the bronze were more narrative in nature, focusing on the various religious sacrifices that were at the heart of the games.

The reverse on this as features a daytime victimless sacrifice of cakes to Apollo and Diana on the sixth and last day of the celebrations, held in front of an unidentified hexastyle temple somewhere on the Palatine. The stylised nature of the reverse's design makes it difficult to pinpoint the temple in question. The generic decorative wreath in the pediment offers no clues. Another variant of the type (RIC 623a) has an eagle in the pediment, perhaps an indication the engravers were not intending to depict a specific temple at all. The scene could stand alone and be an excellent representation for all the religious ceremonies of the games. The main message of the design is to show the Roman people that Domitian provided and responsibly held the Secular Games. The fact this type was struck in fairly large quantities hints it was an important piece of Domitianic propaganda.

Struck on a large flan in fine style.
6 commentsDavid Atherton02/05/19 at 10:23quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Struck A.D.361 - 363. JULIAN II as Augustus. AE3 of Siscia17 viewsObverse: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed and cuirassed bust of bearded Julian facing left, holding spear and shield.
Reverse: VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within laurel-wreath; in exergue, ASIS .
RIC VIII : 422
2 comments*Alex02/03/19 at 12:49quadrans: Interesting redisch patina...
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Probus11 viewsDetail of Bust B10 var. 11 commentsJulianus of Pannonia02/03/19 at 09:41quadrans: Nice bust !!!
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1987A ANDRONICUS AE TETARTERON S-1987 DOC 6 CLBC 5.4.2 12 views

OBV Bust of Virgin nimbate orans, wearing tunic and maphorion; beardless, nimbate head of Christ on breast.

REV Bust of emperor wearing stemma, skaramangion or divitision, and sagion; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger.

Size 21.96 mm

Weight 5.1gm

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

DOC lists 6 examples with weights ranging from 2.54 gm to 4.91 gm with sizes from 20mm to 23mm

One of my first tetartera, still a favorite.
1 commentsSimon02/03/19 at 07:09quadrans: Nice piece..
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Hadrian, sestertius13 viewsHadrian, sestertius.
Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate head right.
Rev. FELICITATI AVG, SC across field, COS III P P in exergue, galley sailing left, composed of five rowers and hortator (steersman) in stern cabin.
25,05 g.
RIC II 719.
1 commentsMarsman02/03/19 at 07:08quadrans: Nice one
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Domitian AR Denarius42 viewsDomitian AR Denarius Rome mint struck 92 CE (second issue)
18.5 mm 3.25 g
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG-GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head of Domitian right
Reverse: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva standing facing, helmeted head left, vertical spear in right hand
RIC 738 (R2) BMC--
Purchased from Germania Inferior Numsmatics on Vcoins February 1, 2019
4 commentsorfew02/02/19 at 17:56quadrans: Nice piece..
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Struck A.D.255 - 256 under Gallienus. DIVUS VALERIAN II CAESAR. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Lugdunum19 viewsObverse: DIVO VALERIANO CAES. Radiate and draped bust of Valerian II facing right.
Reverse: CONSACRATIO. Valerian II being borne to heaven seated on the back of an eagle flying right.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 2.4gms | Die Axis: 2
RIC V i : 9
3 comments*Alex02/02/19 at 15:16quadrans: Nice piece..
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Thebai, Thessaly22 views302-286 BC
AE 19 (19 mm, 5.53g)
O: Wreathed and veiled head of Demeter left, within dotted border.
R: Bridled horse prancing right; ΘHBAIΩN above, X below.
Rogers 552; BCD Thessaly II, 762.1-2; SNG Munchen 185
From the BCD collection; ex Aegean Numismatics
3 commentsEnodia02/02/19 at 09:00quadrans: Nice one
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Ohrmazd (Hormizd) IV (579-590 A.D.)26 viewsAR Drachm
O: Facing bust, head right, wearing crown with tassel to left and surmounted by crescent with vertical lines; single-dotted border, crescent with star at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock.
R: Fire altar with two attendants, wearing tall headgear, inside single-dotted border; no marks outside border.
GW (Gurgan) mint, dated regnal year 9 = 587/8 CE.
32mm
4.1g
Göbl, Sasanian Numismatics, Hormizd IV, crown type I, reverse type 1
5 commentsMat02/02/19 at 08:59quadrans: Nice piece..
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RIC 1477A Vespasian denarius65 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Head of Vespasian, laureate, r., a small 'o' mint mark below neck

PON MAX TR P COS VII (from high l.)
Winged caduceus

Unknown "O" mint, 76 AD
3.17g

Ex-Numismatica Prados


A unique specimen of the caduceus type from the rare and mysterious 'O' mint. This rare variant has the reverse legend starting from the upper left, all other known examples start from the lower right. Die matched to David Atherton's example and purchased through his recommendation.

Ted Buttrey has assigned it 1477A in the upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda.
7 commentsJay GT402/02/19 at 08:58quadrans: Nice piece..
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BCC G531 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio 1st-2nd century CE
Intricately detailed War Galley
to left, including three helmeted
soldiers w/ shields, two vexilla,
commander (Mars?) standing at
prow, and rows of oars.
Transparent red/orange Carnelian
or Garnet? Profile:F2/F3v.
Truncated cone, horizontal oval,
flat bottom and slightly convex top.
10.25 x 8.5 x 2.75mm 0.45gm.
Extremely rare type, previously
unpublished from Caesarea.
Surface find, 1972
(Click for larger pic)
2 commentsv-drome02/01/19 at 14:29quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Kings Of Persis. Pakor I (early to mid first century A.D.)24 viewsSear GI 5946; Klose & Müseler 4/29; Tyler-Smith 178 (Pakor II); Alram 597-598 (Pakor II); Sunrise 608-610; BMC Arabia pg. 229, 3

AR Hemidrachm, Persepolis (Fars Province, Iran) mint; .52 g., 10.21 mm. max., 90°

Obv: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem.

Rev: Triskeles with Aramaic inscription around.
2 commentsStkp02/01/19 at 14:29quadrans: Nice one
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMNENUS AE HALF TETARTERON SBCV-1980 DOC 23 CLBC 4.4.9 33 viewsOBV Bust of St. George, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon; holds in r. hand spear, and in l. shield.

REV Bust of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum headed scepter, and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.30 mm

Weight 2.4gm

This example is beautiful . I would grade aEF Manuel's nose is rubbed away but patina is consistant , rarity 1/5 Common coin , uncommon condition.

3 commentsSimon02/01/19 at 14:28quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Augustus Ć As by Tiberius51 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Radiate head left.

SC
Eagle standing on globe, head right., wings half spread

Rome, c. AD 34-37

11.95g

Minted under Tiberius

RIC 82; Cohen 247; BMC 155

Ex-Indalo colecciones

4 commentsJay GT401/29/19 at 20:34quadrans: Nice piece..
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107 - Gallienus - RIC 628 var29 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust left (seen from the front)
Rev:– AETERNITAS AVG, She-wolf standing right, suckling twins
Minted in Antioch. Palm branch in exe. A.D. 265-266
Reference:– C. 47 var.; RIC 628 var. Göbl 1628b

Weight 3.58g. 21.80mm. 0 degrees
3 commentsmaridvnvm01/29/19 at 19:12quadrans: Another nice piece
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Caracalla, denarius13 viewsCaracalla, denarius
19 mm, 2.28 g.
Obv. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG / Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev. ADVENTVS AVGVSTOR / Galley sailing left, four rowers in centre, three seated figures under canopy at right, mast with sail on prow, two standards on stern, waves below.
RIC 121.
2 commentsMarsman01/29/19 at 19:10quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Aurelius Rufus18 viewsAurelius Rufus, denarius.
4.00 g, 21 mm.
Obv. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) behind.
Rev. Jupiter in galloping quadriga right, holding thunderbolt in right hand, holding sceptre and reins in left hand; AN RVF below, ROMA in linear border in exergue.
Crawford 221/1 (T. Annius Rufus).


4 commentsMarsman01/29/19 at 19:10quadrans: Nice piece..
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Lead seal - unknown eunuch 30 viewsUncertain. 7th-8th centuries. PB Seal (22mm, 10.95 g, 12h). Cross above monogram / +/KOVB[I]/KOVΛA[P]/ BACIΛIH/ XAPTOV/ΛAP in five lines. BLS –; DOCBS –. VF.

A koubikularios was a eunuch who served the emperor.

Ex CNG
3 commentsSosius01/29/19 at 19:08quadrans: Nice one
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Vespasian-RIC-121566 viewsĆ Dupondius, 12.97g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1215 (C3). BMC 833.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI; S C in field; Fortuna stg. l., with rudder on globe and cornucopiae
Acquired from GB Collection, January 2019.

A possible shortage of bronze coinage in the Western provinces late in Vespasian's reign likely prompted the Lyon mint to temporarily reopen in 77-78 and strike a fairly substantial issue of coinage. Curiously, as seen here, the dupondii are commonly unradiated but can be told apart from the asses by their heavier weight. The reverses are standard types copied from Rome. This common Fortuna REDVCI reverse featuring her with a steady hand steering the rudder of the world was a familiar propaganda type both at Rome and Lyon that continued to commemorated the safe return of Vespasian and Titus from the East at the beginning of the reign.

A fantastic high relief portrait in distinctive Lyonnais style.
4 commentsDavid Atherton01/29/19 at 19:06quadrans: Nice piece..
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6031 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Sarapis23 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6031.5; Dattari-Savio Pl. 90, 1835 (this coin); Emmett 1046

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

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

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

25.32 gr
34 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki01/29/19 at 19:05quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Domitian AR Denarius57 viewsDomitian Minerva. Rome, AD 88. Silver denarius.
19mm. 3.28g.
Obv: Laureate head right, IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII, beaded border.
Rev:Minerva standing left holding spear, IMP XVI COS XIIII CENS P P
P.
RIC 655 (R2)
Good VF
2 commentsorfew01/29/19 at 19:04quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Mamluk (Bahri). Sha`ban II (al-Ashraf Nasir al-Din Sha`ban) (764-778 A.H. = 1363-1377 A.D.)18 viewsBalog 462 Plate XVII 462 var. (orientation of bendy); SNAT Hamah 615-616; Album 958

AE fals; Hamah mint, undated 776-778 A.H. = 1374-1377 A.D.; 1.62 g., 17.81 mm. max., 90°

Obv.: Solid border, circular border within; الملك الاشرف (= al-Malik al-Ashraf) between arabesque ornaments in center.

Rev.: Field divided into three horizontal segments, the central fesse segment bendy with seven pieces to left; بحما (= bi-Hamah) in upper segment, ضرب (= duriba/struck) in lower.

Sha'ban II was a grandson of Muhammad I, being the son of one of Muhammad's sons who never held office. In 1363, the senior Mamluk emirs, led by Emir Yalbugha, deposed Sultan Muhammad II on charges of illicit behavior and installed ten-year-old Sha'ban as his figurehead replacement. In 1366 Sha'ban, who sought to wield power, supported a successful revolt against Yalbugha. One year later, Sha'ban, who still had few mamluks of his own but was supported by the common people, quelled a rebellion. Again in 1373, the commoners assisted Sha'ban in defeating a rebellion. Because of their loyalty and key support during these revolts, Sha'ban treated the commoners well throughout his reign, including efforts to provide food for the poor during a two-year famine in Egypt. In 1376, Sha'ban went on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. In his absence emirs again rebelled against Sha'ban, which was followed by a rebellion of Sha'ban's own mamluk guard, who murdered him in 1377.
1 commentsStkp01/28/19 at 21:59quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Reverse of Pegasi 102-102GR.11 views1 commentsGrant H01/28/19 at 21:59quadrans: Nice piece..
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Vitellius AR denarius64 viewsVitellius (AD 69). AR denarius
(18mm, 2.95 gm, 5h).
NGC VG 4/5 - 4/5. Rome.
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head of Vitellius right
Rev: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, bareheaded and draped busts of the children of Vitellius (Aulus Vitellius Germanicus Junior and Vitellia), facing one another.
RIC I 101. Rare.
Ex: Heritage Auctions November 29, 2018 Lot 65074
5 commentsorfew01/28/19 at 21:58quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Philip I Antoninianus18 viewsPhilip I Antoninianus

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

Reverse:
ANNONA AVGG
Annona standing left, holding grain ears over galley prow and cornucopia
2 commentsHarry G01/28/19 at 20:35quadrans: Nice piece..
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3765 Hadrian Semis, Rome 125-28 AD Roma seated4 viewsReference.
RIC 685; BMC 1356; Cohen 347; RPC III 3765; McAlee 552a

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate draped bust right.

Rev.COS III in exergue SC
Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory and scepter, shield behind.

4.14 gr
20 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki01/27/19 at 14:30quadrans: Nice piece..
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3756 Hadrian half AS Roma 124-28 AD Tyche of Antioch13 viewsReference. Rare.
RPC III, 3756; RIC II 680; BMCRE 1350; cf. Cohen 401; McAlee 544; Strack 622

Issue Orichalcum coinage struck at Rome for circulation in Syria; Asses

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, with paludamentum, seen from rear, r.

Rev. COS III in field S-C
Tyche of Antioch seated on rocks, l., holding in her r. hand ears of wheat and poppy-head; at her feet, river-god Orontes swimming l., looking r.; In field, l. And r., S C

7.61 gr
24 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki01/27/19 at 14:30quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Amazon Kyme, Horse, Diodoros magistrate8 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 19
Diodoros, magistrate
Obv.: Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing taenia
Rev.: Horse advancing right; KY above, jug below raised leg; ΔIOΔΩPOΣ magistrate in ex
AE, 19 mm, 6.57g
Ref.: Ashton, Classical, Series IVa; SNG Ashmolean 1364-5; SNG Copenhagen 96, SNG München 494
1 commentsshanxi01/27/19 at 14:29quadrans: Nice piece..
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Eagle, Vase13 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 14
Obv.: Eagle standing right, magistrate ...ΣTΩP above
Rev.: K-Y, one-handled vase
AE, , 2.19g, 14 mm
Ref.: ?
2 commentsshanxi01/27/19 at 14:28quadrans: Nice one, like mine
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Mamluk (Bahri). Salih (al-Salih Salah al-Din) (752-755 A.H. = 1351-1354 A.D.)19 viewsBalog 339, Plate XIII No. 339; SNAT Hamah 519-522; Album 951

AE fals; Hamah mint, dated (75)5 A.H. = 1354 A.D.; 1.45 g., 17.69 mm. max.

Obv.: Beaded border inside of which there is a solid circular border; سنة خمس (= sanat khms = year 5) / الملك الصالح (al-Malik al-Salih) in center in two rows.

Rev.: Solid border; a circle of ten, pointed arches. In it, a rosette of ten rhomboidal petals around a central pellet.

Salih was the eighth son of Muhammad I to hold office. He was installed as sultan at age 14 upon the ouster of his half-brother, Sultan Hasan, by senior Mamluk emirs. In effect, Emir Taz was the ruler of the sultanate and Salih was a figurehead sultan, although Salih did lead an army into Syria to quash a rebellion. In 1354, dissident emirs ousted Taz, toppled Salih and restored Hasan to power.
1 commentsStkp01/27/19 at 14:27quadrans: Nice one
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S.847D Eadberht22 viewsSceat of Eadberht, king of Northumbria 737-758
Moneyer: unkown
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 847D
Booth type D
O: EOTBEREhTVſ.
R: Fantastic animal facing left, triquetra below, cross under tail
Motif: 1/fantastic animal

Ex- C. Best
2 commentsNap01/27/19 at 14:27quadrans: Another nice piece
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S.1165 Harold I (Skuli)19 viewsPenny of Harold I, king of England 1035-1040
Moneyer: Skuli
Mint: York
S. 1165
O: +HAR.O.LD RECX
R: +SCVLA O.M EOFER.

Harold, nicknamed "harefoot" presumably because he was a fast runner, became king in England after the death of his father Cnut, and in opposition to his half-brother Harthacnut, who had a competing claim. Harthacnut was busy in Denmark and could not press his claim for several years.

Not much is known about Harold, who did not live very long and died at age 24, before the war with his half-brother began, and his death probably spared England from yet another civil war.

Despite his short reign, his coins are fairly prolific, and frequently come high grade, as they have been found in some decent number in hoards.

Ex- S. Elden
2 commentsNap01/27/19 at 14:25quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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P. Cornelius P.f. Blasio 46 viewsLaureate head of Janus; above I

P BLAS above, ROMA in exergue
Prow of galley right; before I

Rome, 169-158 BC

33mm, 29.27g

Crawford 189/1; Sydenham 370; BMCRR 788

A duplicate from the RBW collection of Roman Republican Coins;
Ex-Peus 330 (April 26, 1991) lot 644;
Ex-DM collection;
Ex-Calgary coin
3 commentsJay GT401/27/19 at 09:38quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Henry VIII (1509-1547 A.D.)38 viewsAR Groat
Third Coinage
O:  D. G. AnG. FRA. Z hIB. RЄX, , crowned bearded bust half right, rose after rex. , Laker bust A.
R:  C[IVI] TAS BRIS TOLIЄ, royal coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée; lis in forks; pellet below third quarter of shield; rose after TAS, lis before BRIS; pellet on inner border.
Bristol mint; im: -/WS “monogram of William Sharrington” Struck circa 1546-1547.
2.45g
26mm
North 1846; SCBC 2372
4 commentsMat01/26/19 at 19:56quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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155 - Maximinus II - RIC VI Alexandria 099a14 viewsFollis
Obv:- GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right
Rev:- GENIO CAESARIS, Genius standing left
Minted in Alexandria, (K | D / P). Group IV. December A.D. 308 - 310
Reference(s) – RIC Alexandria 99a

Weight 7.43g. 23.83mm. 0 degrees
2 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 06:02quadrans: Another nice piece
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1 Constans23 viewsConstans AE2, Antioch mint, 348-350 AD.

DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans on galley holding phoenix & labarum,
Victory at helm, to right, star in the field.
AN Delta in ex.

RIC VIII Antioch 124
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/24/19 at 06:01quadrans: Nice one
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Greek, The collection of coins formed M.P.Vlasto 1344 this coin circa 325-280 BC 13mm 1.16g 2h26 viewsHelmeted head of Athena left,with wreath on bowl/Herakles holding club,stranging the Nemean lion.2 commentsGrant H01/24/19 at 06:01quadrans: Great piece .
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 47415 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONI EVENTVS, Fides standing left holding basket of fruits in right hand, grain ears in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare, A.D. 196-197
References:– RIC 474 (scarce). RSC 67b.
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 06:00quadrans: Nice one
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -12 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– ARAB ADIABENIC, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm (R of ARAB corrected over B)
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Ref:– Cohen -, BMCRE -, RIC -.

The reverse refers to victory over Niger. To hide the fact that this was a civil war, it is phrased as victory over Arabs and Adiabenians, who aided Niger's cause.

RIC IV 466 has the same reverse legend, listed as IMP VII but as Curtis points out this legend is probably a mis-reading of IMP VIII probably cause by the last I being after the bust as on this example. RIC 466 however is Victory with wreath and trophy whereas this type is Victory with wreath and palm. RIC and BMCRE cite Cohen 52 (5 Francs) for this coin.
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/24/19 at 05:59quadrans: Nice piece..
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3303 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Perseus standing19 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3303; SNG BN 1437-41;

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗϹ ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ
Head of bearded Heracles r., crowned with oak-leaves, club on l. shoulder

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Perseus, wearing winged sandals, standing, l., holding cult statue of Apollo holding wolves in r. hand, chlamys and harpe in l.; at his feet, lion, l., attacking bull kneeling, l.; in field, l., ΒΟΗ/ΘΟΥ disposed either vertically, either horizontally

16.01 gr
30 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki01/24/19 at 05:59quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
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Titus RIC-15552 viewsĆ Sestertius, 22.74g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 155 (C). BMC 171.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Marti Numismatics, January 2019.

Pax was a fairly common reverse type struck for Titus. This particular Pax with branch and cornucopiae is a carry-over from Vespasian's coinage. Apparently, the propaganda value of peace was quite limitless. Despite the wear, this coin features one of the most magnificent coin portraits of Titus I have come across in either silver or bronze. Truly the work of a master engraver! There is one peculiar thing I have noticed about Titus' bronze coinage, the left facing portraits tend to be in a finer style than the right facing ones. Perhaps a talented engraver at the mint preferred his portraits facing left?

Worn, but in exceptionally fine style with an appealing dark patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton01/22/19 at 21:25quadrans: Nice one
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 149/150, Faustina II, Dikaiosyne9 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: L ΙΓ (year 13), Dikaiosyne seated left, holding scales and cornucopia
Billon, 13.46g
Ref.: RPC online 13660, D 3239, Geissen 1949, M 2040
Ex Kölner Münzkabinett
1 commentsshanxi01/21/19 at 13:40quadrans: Nice piece..
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Alexander (Tyrannus) of Carthage16 viewsAlexander of Carthage. Usurper, AD 308-310.
Ć Follis (21.5mm, 5.26 g, 6h). Carthago (Carthage) mint.
IMP ALEXANDER P F AVG, laureate head right
[S P Q R OPT]IMO PRINCIPI, aquila between two signa, one on left surmounted by hand, one on right surmounted by wreath; PK.
RIC VI 72 (R3); Salama type X, portrait style G. VF, green patina, earthen encrustation. Very rare reverse type.

CNG Coins Triton XXII Auction, Lot 1170.
3 commentsMark Z01/21/19 at 13:40quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Greek, Italy, LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos19 views22mm, 7.46 g, 11h
Philistion Group. Helmeted head of Athena right, griffin on bowl / Lion standing right; die erasure below. Williams 394 (O197/R278); HN Italy 1301; SNG ANS 1397; SNG Ashmolean 1392; BMC 110; McClean 1470 (all from the same dies). VF, toned.
Ex Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin 818 (March 1987), no. B34.
3 commentsLeo01/20/19 at 20:33quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
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Hadrianus, sestertius15 viewsHadrianus, sestertius.
22,97 g. 32,79 mm.
obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS / Laureate bust of Hadrian facing right with drapery on left shoulder.
Rev. COS. III. S. C. / Aequitas standing left, holding scale and rod.
RIC 637, Cohen 385.
Ex Emilio Tevere.
1 commentsMarsman01/20/19 at 20:33quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Probus17 viewsAE-Abschlag
SOL CONIS PROBI AVG; Jugate busts left of Probus helmeted, cuirassed, with spear and shield, and Sol radiate.
P M TR P V COS III PP . ; Radiate lion walking left.
Ex: SERD
Serdica
RIC - ; Bastien Le Buste monétaire; Pl. 123; 1 for same obverse die. There with different reverse die missing "V" in reverse legend.
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia01/20/19 at 20:30quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
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Probus16 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding pugio in right hand.
CONCORD MILIT; Emperor standing right, clasping hand of Concordia; T in field.
Ex: XXI
Siscia
RIC 656var.
1 commentsJulianus of Pannonia01/20/19 at 20:30quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Otacilia Severa Antoninianus55 viewsOtacilia Severa Antoninianus

Obverse:
MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
Diademed, draped bust right on crescent

Reverse:
PVDICITIA AVG
Pudicitia seated left, pulling veil and holding sceptre

RIC 123c
2 commentsHarry G01/20/19 at 20:13quadrans: Nice piece..
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GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 470-465 BC. AR Nomos14 views18.5mm, 8.05 g, 7h
Taras, nude, raising left hand and supporting himself with his right, riding dolphin right; TARAS (retrograde) to left, scallop shell below / Head of nymph (Satyra?) left in linear circle within concave incuse. Fischer-Bossert Group 5, 91b (V41/R60) = Vlasto 140 (this coin, illustrated in both references); HN Italy 838; Berlin 65 (same dies). VF, old cabinet tone, a few marks.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex M. L. Collection of Coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 4; A. D. Moretti Collection; Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 575; Hess-Leu [11] (24 March 1959), lot 5; Kricheldorf IV (7 October 1957), lot 26; Münzen und Medaillen AG VIII (8 December 1949), lot 696; Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; Maddalena Collection (Sambon & Canessa, 7 May 1903), lot 244.
1 commentsLeo01/20/19 at 13:35quadrans: Another nice piece
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GREEK, Italy, Calabria, Taras. Time of Hannibal, c. 212-209 BC. Nomos12 views3.34 gm. Magistrate Sogenes. Nude youth on horseback left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below / Taras astride dolphin left, holding cornucopia and Nike, who crowns him with wreath. Vlasto 975-7. HN Italy 1079. Struck on a broad flan and attractively toned. Extremely Rare.
The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
1 commentsLeo01/20/19 at 13:34quadrans: Nice one
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Amazon Kyme, Horse, Tetradrachm12 viewsAiolis, Kyme
Tetradrachm
ca. 165-140 BC
Amphiktyon, magistrate
Obv.: Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing tainia
Rev.: ΚΥΜΑΙΩΝ, Horse prancing right; one-handled cup below, AMΦIKTYΩN in exergue; all within wreath.
AR, 31.6mm, 16.47g
Ref.: BMC 83, Oakley 77
1 commentsshanxi01/20/19 at 13:34quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1498, AR Brakteat, Raven, Circle11 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
AR Brakteat
AD 1498
Obv.: ​Head of raven left within closed circle and dotted circle
Rev.: -
AR, 0.31g, 17.4mm
Ref.: Freiburger Münzen und Medaillen No. 14
2 commentsshanxi01/20/19 at 13:33quadrans: Wow, interesting piece...
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0681 Hadrian half AS Roma 124-28 AD Griffin right25 viewsReverence.
RIC 681; BMC -; Strack 624; van Heesch 150/9b; CRS 30; McAlee 549; C. 433; RPC III, 3759

Issue Orichalcum coinage struck at Rome for circulation in Syria; Asses

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, with paludamentum, seen from rear, r.

Rev. COS III
Griffin flying r.; below, S C

7.02 gr
23 mm
12h
4 commentsokidoki01/20/19 at 13:32quadrans: Nice piece..
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119--, Unger 451-, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.817 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

AR parvus; .31 g., 10.21 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and eagle), S-V-R above and flanking.

Rev: Cross with four crowns, pellet between upper cross arms.

The type was struck in 1387-1427 (Huszár, Pohl, Unger, Frynas and Gyöngyössy, although it terminated in 1410 per Engel).

The parvus (also called the “small denar” fillér or pankart) was struck with an average nominal fineness of 0.353 silver. Because of many worn out and counterfeit coins it was pulled from circulation after 1427 (per Huszár). Although not specifically discussed in this context in Engel, the parvus must have experienced the same rampant debasement as the denar did.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C. Unrecorded privy mark.
1 commentsStkp01/20/19 at 13:09quadrans: Another interesting piece
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-54[?], Unger 451ψ[?], Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.815 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

AR parvus; .25 g., 10.16 mm. max.

Obv: Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and eagle), S-V-R above and flanking, m-4 flanking S.

Rev: Cross with four crowns.

The type was struck in 1387-1427 (Huszár, Pohl, Unger, Frynas and Gyöngyössy, although it terminated in 1410 per Engel). If this privy mark is in fact Pohl 119-54, Unger 451ψ, was struck by Markus Armbauer [?] of Nürnberg in 1404-1405 (per Pohl).

The parvus (also called the “small denar” fillér or pankart) was struck with an average nominal fineness of 0.353 silver. Because of many worn out and counterfeit coins it was pulled from circulation after 1427 (per Huszár). Although not specifically discussed in this context in Engel, the parvus must have experienced the same rampant debasement as the denar did.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C.
1 commentsStkp01/20/19 at 13:08quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-75, Unger 451ζζ, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.89 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

AR parvus; .26 g., 12.35 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and eagle), S-V-R above and flanking.

Rev: Cross with four crowns, I between upper cross arms.

The type was struck in 1387-1427 (Huszár, Pohl, Unger, Frynas and Gyöngyössy, although it terminated in 1410 per Engel).

The parvus (also called the “small denar” fillér or pankart) was struck with an average nominal fineness of 0.353 silver. Because of many worn out and counterfeit coins it was pulled from circulation after 1427 (per Huszár). Although not specifically discussed in this context in Engel, the parvus must have experienced the same rampant debasement as the denar did.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C.
1 commentsStkp01/20/19 at 13:07quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-77, Unger 451ρρ, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.89 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

AR parvus; .38 g., 10.43 mm. max., 270°

Obv: Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and eagle), S-V-R above and flanking.

Rev: Cross with four crowns, n between upper cross arms.

The type was struck in 1387-1427 (Huszár, Pohl, Unger, Frynas and Gyöngyössy, although it terminated in 1410 per Engel). This privy mark was issued at Nagybánya, now Baia Mare, Romania (per Pohl).

The parvus (also called the “small denar” fillér or pankart) was struck with an average nominal fineness of 0.353 silver. Because of many worn out and counterfeit coins it was pulled from circulation after 1427 (per Huszár). Although not specifically discussed in this context in Engel, the parvus must have experienced the same rampant debasement as the denar did.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C.
1 commentsStkp01/20/19 at 13:06quadrans: Nice one
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-24, Unger 451b, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.813 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

AR parvus; .36 g., 11.53 mm. max.

Obv: Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and eagle), S-V-R above and flanking, star to right of S.

Rev: Cross with four crowns.

The type was struck in 1387-1427 (Huszár, Pohl, Unger, Frynas and Gyöngyössy, although it terminated in 1410 per Engel). This privy mark was struck in Nagybánya, now Baia Mare, Romania (per Pohl).

The parvus (also called the “small denar” fillér or pankart) was struck with an average nominal fineness of 0.353 silver. Because of many worn out and counterfeit coins it was pulled from circulation after 1427 (per Huszár). Although not specifically discussed in this context in Engel, the parvus must have experienced the same rampant debasement as the denar did.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C.
1 commentsStkp01/20/19 at 13:06quadrans: Another nice piece
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-32, Unger 451j, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.811 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

AR parvus; .26 g., 10.32 mm. max.

Obv: Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and eagle), S-V-R above and flanking, monogram to right of S.

Rev: Cross with four crowns.

The type was struck in 1387-1427 (Huszár, Pohl, Unger, Frynas and Gyöngyössy, although it terminated in 1410 per Engel). This privy mark was struck by Ulrich Kamerer (per Pohl).

The parvus (also called the “small denar” fillér or pankart) was struck with an average nominal fineness of 0.353 silver. Because of many worn out and counterfeit coins it was pulled from circulation after 1427 (per Huszár). Although not specifically discussed in this context in Engel, the parvus must have experienced the same rampant debasement as the denar did.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C.
1 commentsStkp01/20/19 at 13:05quadrans: nice
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CALABRIA. Taras. Ca. 332-302 BC. AR stater17 views22mm, 7.80 gm, 6h
Youth riding horse r., crowning horse; at l., flying Nike holding wreath, below the horse, ΣIM, Rv. TAPAΣ, oecist riding dolphin l., holding kantharos and trident; below, |-HP and waves.
Vlasto 498-507; HNItaly 886; SNG Copenhagen 823;" SNG ANS -.
Cabinet tone, minor scratches.
2 commentsLeo01/19/19 at 17:32quadrans: I agree, nice reverse,
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132 - Probus - RIC 068 - Bust Type C (Lugdunum)6 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the rear
Rev:– COMITI PROBI AVG, Minerva standing left, holding olive-branch and spear and resting left hand on shield
Minted in Lugdunum (I) Emission 7 Officina 1. Summer A.D. 281
Reference(s) – Cohen -. Bastien 313 (4). RIC 68 Bust type C (Rated Scarce)

Obverse die match to Bastien 313a.

No examples on Wildwinds. No examples on probvs.net.

Weight 4.17g. 21.75mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvm01/19/19 at 17:31quadrans: Interesting piece..
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BCC G4 Composite32 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
1st-2nd Century CE
Eagle devouring Hare. This
type is very ancient, appearing
on Greek coins from the 4th
century BCE, and continuing
as a frequent device on Roman
gems into the 2nd Century CE.
Semi-Translucent Agate
Profile F1 var. (slightly
rounded edges), flat top
and bottom, horizontal oval.
11.5 x 8.25 x1.75mm. 0.35gm.
cf. Hendler Collection #138
(click for larger pic)
4 commentsv-drome01/19/19 at 17:31quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Phrygia, Hierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, SNG Müchen 22113 viewsHierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, 3rd century AD
AE 29, 10.9g
obv. IERAPOLEI - TWN (from upper r.)
Head of Dionysos wreathed with ivy, r.
rev. EVBO - CIA
Tyche Euposia, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in extended r.
hand rudder and in l. arm cornucopiae on which Ploutos is seated and stretching arms
to her.
ref. a) SNG München 221 (Wildwinds)
b) BMC 35 var. (has EVBOCIA without break)
Very rare, F+

This depiction as Tyche Euposia with rudder is more frequent.
2 commentsJochen01/19/19 at 17:30quadrans: Nice one
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RIC 5B, p.361, 299 - Postumus, Diana13 viewsPostumus
AR-Antoninian
Obv.: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus to right.
Rev.: DIANAE LVCIFERAE Diana walking right, holding a long-handled torch in both hands; quiver on her back.
Ag, 3.66g, 20mm
Ref.. RIC 299, Cunetio 2430
Ex Roma Numismatics 2009
Ex moremoth 2019
1 commentsshanxi01/19/19 at 17:30quadrans: Interesting piece..
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969 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna25 viewsReference.
Strack 628; RIC 969h; C 727; Banti 399 (one specimen)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate, draped bust left, seen from rear

Rev. COS III, FORT RED in exergue. S-C across fields.
Fortuna seated left, holding cornucopiae and rudder on globe.

23.00 gr
33 mm.
6h
3 commentsokidoki01/19/19 at 17:27quadrans: Nice one
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3805 SELEUCIS Laodicea ad Mare. Hadrian Tetradrachm 123-24 AD Tyche 35 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3805/6; Prieur 1109; Adra 1562-5; Paris 1157

Issue Year 170 (OP)

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

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

13 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Part I, Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5142; Numismatica Ars Classica 1 (39 March 1989), lot 862; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 279 (August 1967), no. 40.
7 commentsokidoki01/17/19 at 20:56quadrans: Beauty...
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Tiberius tribute penny71 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

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

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.49g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Ebay amarso66

Sold!
5 commentsJay GT401/17/19 at 18:33quadrans: Nice one
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Vespasian AR Denarius26 viewsVespasianus, 69-79 CE
AR-Denar
Rom, 77/78 n. Chr.
3.21 g
Obv.: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. r.
Rev.: IMP XIX, Modius mit Kornähren
RIC 980, BMC 217
Ex: Kölner Münzkabinett January 15, 2019

This coin is a scarce reverse variant of the regular RIC 980. This variant has poppies between the grain ears on the reverse.
3 commentsorfew01/17/19 at 05:26quadrans: Nice piece..
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Huszár 433, Unger 342, Réthy I 382, Frynas H.22.1, Adamovszky A52920 viewsVenzel/Wenceslaus Premyslid (1301-1305)

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

Obv: Crowned horseman riding right holding a sword.

Rev: Eagle standing left.

Huszár rarity R1, Unger rarity 36, Frynas rarity S.

ex Allen G. Berman; ex Gordon Andreas Singer; ex Alex G. Malloy, Inc. Auction Sale Catalog XIX (March 16, 1984), Lot 972; ex St. George Tucker Collection (see discussion at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=118005.msg715272#msg715272 re my efforts to provenance the coin, thanks to the assistance of Jordan Montgomery).
1 commentsStkp01/16/19 at 19:13quadrans: Nice Vencel...
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Caracalla RIC 28324 viewsCaracalla RIC 283
3,05g,
19mm,
6h
2 commentsKaroly K201/16/19 at 15:23quadrans: Nice
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Ragusa (now, Dubrovnik, Croatia)17 viewsDimnik & Dobrinić 10/6.4.1; Rengjeo 1328 ff; Mimica __; Dolenec __; CNI VI p. 467 no. 3

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

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

Rev.: S • BLASIV-S • RAGVSII •, nimbate St. Blasius, raising right hand in benediction and holding bishop's crozier in left hand.
1 commentsStkp01/16/19 at 05:19quadrans: Nice one
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Struck 1488 - 1513, James IV (1488 - 1513), Billon Plack (Groat) minted at Edinburgh, Scotland19 viewsObverse: + IACOBVS ★ 4 : DEI ★ GRACIA ★ REX ★ SCOTTO. Crowned shield bearing lion rampant within a tressure of four arcs, crown on each side of the shield and fleur-de-lis in all the spandrels. Star stops and old English lettering in legend.
Reverse: + VILLA ★ DE EDINBVRG. Floriate cross fourchée with a saltire in the centre. Crown in each quarter of the cross. Star stops and old English lettering in legend.
Type IV issue. Scarce
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 2.4gm | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 5352

James IV was the King of Scotland from June 1488 until his death in battle at the age of 40 on the 9th September, 1513.
James IV's mother, Margaret of Denmark, was more popular than his father, James III, and though somewhat estranged from her husband she raised their sons at Stirling Castle until she died in 1486. Two years later, a rebellion broke out, where the rebels set up the 15-year-old Prince James as their nominal leader. The rebels fought James III at the Battle of Sauchieburn where, on 11th June 1488, the king was killed. Prince James assumed the throne as James IV and was crowned at Scone on 24th of June. However he continued to bear an intense guilt for the indirect role which he had played in the death of his father.
James maintained Scotland's traditional good relations with France, and this occasionally created diplomatic problems with England, but James recognised nonetheless that peace between Scotland and England was in the interest of both countries, and established good diplomatic relations with England as well. First he ratified the Treaty of Ayton in 1497, then, in 1502 James signed the Treaty of Perpetual Peace with Henry VII which was sealed by his marriage to Henry's daughter Margaret Tudor the next year. Anglo-Scottish relations generally remained stable until the death of Henry VII in 1509.
James saw the importance of building a fleet that could provide Scotland with a strong maritime presence, he founded two new dockyards and acquired a total of 38 ships for the Royal Scots Navy. These including the “Great Michael” which, built at great expense, was launched in 1511 and was at that time the largest ship in the world.
When war broke out between England and France, James found himself in a difficult position as an ally by treaty to both countries. But relations with England had worsened since the accession of Henry VIII, and when Henry invaded France, James reacted by declaring war on England.
James sent the Scottish navy, including the “Great Michael”, to join the ships of Louis XII of France and, hoping to take advantage of Henry's absence at the siege of Thérouanne, he himself led an invading army southward into Northumberland. However, on 9th September 1513 at the disastrous Battle of Flodden James IV was killed, he was the last monarch in Great Britain to be killed in battle. His death, along with many of his nobles including his son the archbishop of St Andrews, was one of the worst military defeats in Scotland's history and the loss of such a large portion of the political community was a major blow to the realm. James IV's corpse was identified after the battle and taken to Berwick, where it was embalmed and placed in a lead coffin before being transported to London. Catherine of Aragon, wife of Henry VIII, sent the dead king's slashed, blood-stained surcoat to Henry, who was fighting in France, with the recommendation that he use it as a war banner.
James IV's son, James V, was crowned three weeks after the disaster at Flodden, but he was not yet two years old, and his minority was to be fraught with political upheaval.
2 comments*Alex01/15/19 at 19:32quadrans: Nice piece..
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Edward IV (1461-1470 A.D.)24 viewsAR Groat
Light Coinage
O: ЄDWΛRD’ DI · GRΛ’ RЄX · ΛnGL’ · Z FRΛnC (saltire stops), crowned facing bust, with trefoil on breast and quatrefoil to left and right of neck; all within tressure of arches, with lis in spandrels.
R: POSVI DЄVm · Λ DIVTOR Є’ · mЄVm/ CIVI TΛS LOn DOn (saltire stops), long cross pattée, with three pellets in each quarter.
im: Crown
London mint, Struck 1466-1467.
3.03g
25mm
North 1568; SCBC 2000
2 commentsMat01/15/19 at 05:26quadrans: Nice one
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Bruttium; the Bretti33 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right, at left thunderbolt

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

Bruttium, circa 211-208 BC.

8.51g

HN Italy 1988; SNG ANS 106.

Scarce
2 commentsJay GT401/15/19 at 05:25quadrans: Nice piece..
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786 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Salus standing21 viewsReference.
RIC II 786; C 1333; Banti 696; Strack 688

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

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

29.94 gr
32 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki01/14/19 at 19:46quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Huszár 811, Pohl 253-4, Unger 646c, Réthy II 278A; dated 150811 viewsHungary. Ulászló/Wladislaus II (1490-1516)

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

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

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

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

Huszár rarity 4, Pohl rarity5, Unger rarity 3.
1 commentsStkp01/13/19 at 22:38quadrans: Nice piece..
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Gertrud Von Amfurt Brateate23 viewsBracteate. Quedlinburg Abbey
Gertrud Von Amfurt (1233-1270) OR
Bertradis II (1270-1308)
25 mm
VF. Rare
Ref: Bonhoff--, Cappe--, Mehl 243
2 commentsorfew01/13/19 at 22:34quadrans: Nice piece..
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PROBUS RIC 336 VAR. E8 BUST25 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: E8 = radiate, helmeted, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.95g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22 mm
RIC 336 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH E8 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1379

Ex S. Luethi collection

Very rare and desirable bust type!

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

2 commentsBarnaba601/12/19 at 21:30quadrans: Another nice piece
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PROBUS RIC 877 VAR. H BUST OFFICINA 119 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: H = radiate bust left in consular robe
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•A•
WEIGHT 3.44g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23 mm
RIC 877 VAR. (H BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1381

Ex S. Luethi collection

Rare bust type!

The only example of this exact type known to me!
2 commentsBarnaba601/12/19 at 21:29quadrans: Nice piece..
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RIC 0621 Domitianus56 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, radiate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; River God (Tiber) reclining right; Flute and lyre players standing right; in background two tetrastyle temples connected by a big arch.
AE/Dupondius (29.92 mm 12.769 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 621 (C), BMCRE 432, BNF 466
Purchsed on eBay from Indalo
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/12/19 at 20:51quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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France (Royal). Philippe IV, le Bel (the Fair) (1285-1314)25 viewsAR Gros Tournois ŕ l’O rond (958‰ fineness). Struck 1285-1290. 3.81 g., 24.76 mm. max. (clipped), 0°

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

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

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

Van Hengel (1997) Group 200 (PhILLIPPVS legend with no punctuation marks in PhILLIPVS REX and TVRONVS CIVITAS). Van Hengel initially hesitated over whether this group is imitative, i.e., the work of professional moneyers and struck by a minting authority with the right to mint coins, somewhere. He later (1999) concluded that the group is imitative. The variable letter characteristics of the coin, according to the Van Hengel system, are:
• The first three Ns in the obverse outer legend appear as Hs, which is a later development;
• The M in NOME is open, as per Tyler-Smith letter form 2 var., another late development;
• There is no single pellet stop before XPI;
• The R in PhILLIPVS is a variant letter form not depicted by Tyler-Smith;
• The T on the reverse is a non-specific variant letter form depicted but not numbered by Tyler-Smith;
• The Vs on the reverse are a variant letter form not depicted by Tyler-Smith;
• The N on the reverse is Tyler-Smith variant letter form 2 (retrograde).
2 commentsStkp01/12/19 at 20:42quadrans: Interesting piece..
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RIC 0217 Vespasianus15 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate head right
Rev : VICTORIA AVGVS TI / S C, Victory standing right, foot on helmet, inscribing OB / CIV / SER on a shield hung on a palm tree
AE/Sestertius (34.44 mm 23.89 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (2nd group)
RIC 217 (R), BMCRE 577, 783 (Tarraco, same dies)
Purchased on eBay from ancient17
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/12/19 at 15:00quadrans: Nice
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1447 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Roma seated13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1447.1; Metcalf 97; RSC 347d; RIC II 511

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

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

8.36 gr
29 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki01/12/19 at 07:20quadrans: Another nice piece
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1463 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Pax standing20 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1463.2; RIC II 514; Metcalf 108; RSC 364

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head left

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

10.61 gr
28 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki01/12/19 at 07:19quadrans: Great piece .
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Frederick IV “the Simple”, (1355-1377 A.D.)28 viewsPierreale d’argento
ITALY, Kingdom of Sicily
O:  FRIDЄRICUS · DЄI · G · RЄX · SICIL · Crowned eagle standing left, his head turned to right, with his wings displayed; all within octolobe; annulet in each external void; double annulet stops.
R:  + · AC · ATЄnAR · 2 · nЄOPATRIЄ · DU Crowned coat-of-arms; G - L either side.
Messina
3.28g
24mm
5 commentsMat01/09/19 at 20:36quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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RIC 0162 Domitianus69 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.36 mm 3.512 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 162 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted - L 1988-5-10-1
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6 Lot 926
9 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/09/19 at 16:53quadrans: Hooops, Great coin ,
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #14026 viewsCALABRIA, Taras. Circa 470-465 BC. AR Nomos
18.5mm, 8.05 g, 7h
Taras, nude, raising left hand and supporting himself with his right, riding dolphin right; TARAS (retrograde) to left, scallop shell below / Head of nymph (Satyra?) left in linear circle within concave incuse. Fischer-Bossert Group 5, 91b (V41/R60) = Vlasto 140 (this coin, illustrated in both references); HN Italy 838; Berlin 65 (same dies). VF, old cabinet tone, a few marks.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex M. L. Collection of Coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 4; A. D. Moretti Collection; Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 575; Hess-Leu [11] (24 March 1959), lot 5; Kricheldorf IV (7 October 1957), lot 26; Münzen und Medaillen AG VIII (8 December 1949), lot 696; Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; Maddalena Collection (Sambon & Canessa, 7 May 1903), lot 244.
2 commentsLeo01/08/19 at 18:23quadrans: Nice piece..
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Struck A.D.267 - 268. GALLIENUS. AE ANTONINIANUS of Rome12 viewsObverse: GALLIENVS AVG. Radiate head of Gallienus facing right.
Reverse: APOLLINI CONS AVG. Centaur walking right, drawing bow.
RIC V i : 163
2 comments*Alex01/08/19 at 18:22quadrans: Nice Centaur...
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0223 - Denarius Vespasian 79 AC33 viewsObv/ Laureate bust of V. r., around IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Rev/ Victory standing l., togate and placing shield over trophy, with captive at its feet; around, TR POT X COS VIIII.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 3.36 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.1/1068 [C] – BMCRE III/246
ex-NAC, auction 101, lot 195
4 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 12:04quadrans: Interesting piece..
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0214 - Denarius Augustus 16 BC19 viewsObv/ laureate head of A. r.
Rev/ Mars standing l. with helmet and cuirass, holding spear and parazonium, on a pedestal inscribed SPQR V PR RE CAES; around, L MESCINIVS RVFVS.

Ag, 18.4 mm, 3.81 g
Mint: Roma
RIC I/351 [R] - BMCRE I/86
ex-CNG, auction 103, lot 672
2 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 12:04quadrans: Nice piece..
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0209 - Denarius Titus 80 AC30 viewsObv/ IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM, laureate bust of T. r.
Rev/ TR P XI IMP XV COS VIII PP, elephant with cuirass l.

Ag, 18.2 mm, 2.90 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.I/115 [C2] – BMCRE II/43
ex-Solidus Numismatik, auction e7, lot 227
3 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 12:04quadrans: Another nice piece
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0207 - Denarius Carisia 46 BC18 viewsObv/ Head of Juno Moneta r.; behind, MONETA.
Rev/ Coinage tools, laurel wreath around; above, T CARISIVS.

Ag, 18.1 mm, 3.89 g
Mint: Roma
RRC 464/2 [120/133]
ex-Ibernumis, private sale
1 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 12:03quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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0208 - Denarius Considia 57 BC28 viewsObv/ Laureate and diademed bust of V. r., behind C CONSIDI NONIANI; before, SC.
Rev/ Tetrastyle temple on hill, surrounded by walls and gate, with ERVC above.

Ag, 18.7 mm, 3.75 g
Mint: Roma
RRC 424/1 [
3 commentsdafnis01/08/19 at 12:02quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Cassius Longinus, AR Denarius - Crawford 428/324 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Cassius Longinus, 55 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.91g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

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

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

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

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

The identity of the head on the obverse is in doubt. Crawford interprets the obverse as Genius of the Roman People and the reverse an allusion to imperium. Michael Harlan theorizes that the head is Bonus Eventus and that it ties to symbols of the augurate on the reverse. Augurs, after all, want to predict good outcomes. Harlan's interpretation doesn’t fully explain the scepter on the obverse, which is not a typical characteristic of Bonus Eventus.
3 commentsCarausius01/07/19 at 19:47quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Struck 1485 - 1509, HENRY VII (1489 - 1500), AR Penny minted under Archbishop Rotherham at York, England18 viewsObverse: HENRIC DI GRA REX AN. Crowned and robed figure of Henry VII holding a lis topped sceptre in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left, seated facing on throne, the one visible pillar of which is topped with a lis, all except the king's crown within a circle of pellets.
Reverse: CIVITAS EBORACI. Shield bearing coat-of-arms of England and France on cross fourchée, two keys below shield.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 0.6gms | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 2237

Thomas Rotherham, also known as Thomas (Scot) de Rotherham, was an English cleric and statesman. He served as bishop of several dioceses, most notably as Archbishop of York and, on two occasions as Lord Chancellor. Rotherham was educated at King's College, Cambridge, he graduated as a Bachelor of Divinity and became a Fellow of his college where he lectured on Grammar, Theology, and Philosophy. After his ordination as a priest, he became a prebendary of Lincoln in 1462 and then of Salisbury in 1465. He moved on to powerful positions in the Church, being appointed as Bishop of Rochester in 1468, Bishop of Lincoln in 1472, and then Archbishop of York in 1480, a position he held until his death in 1500.
In 1467, King Edward IV appointed Rotherham as Keeper of the Privy Seal. He was sent as ambassador to France in 1468 and as joint ambassador to Burgundy in 1471, and in 1475 was entrusted with the office of Lord Chancellor. When Edward IV died in April 1483, Rotherham was one of the celebrants of the funeral mass on 20th April 1483 and immediately after Edward's death he sided with the dowager queen, Elizabeth Woodville, in her attempt to deprive Richard, Duke of Gloucester of his role as Lord Protector of her son, the new King Edward V. When Elizabeth sought sanctuary after Richard had taken charge of the king, Rotherham released the Great Seal to her (though he later recovered it and handed it over to Thomas Bourchier, the Archbishop of Canterbury).
Rotherham's mishandling of the seal was perceived as indicative of questionable loyalty and led to his dismissal as Lord Chancellor. He was replaced by John Russell, who earlier had also been his successor as Bishop of Lincoln. On 13th June 1483, Rotherham was charged with being involved in a conspiracy between Lord Hastings and the Woodvilles against Richard and imprisoned in the Tower of London, but he was released a few weeks later, around the middle of July, after Richard's coronation as King Richard III. Rotherham was re-instated as Chancellor in 1485, however he was dismissed shortly afterwards by Henry VII and retired from public work.
Rotherham died of the plague in Cawood near York on 29th May 1500. His remains were transferred to a magnificent marble tomb in York Minster in 1506.
2 comments*Alex01/07/19 at 15:15quadrans: Nice piece.. of HENRY VII
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22001 Valence Denier19 viewsValence Denier
Obv: + S APOLLINARS
cross pomme with annulet in second quarter.
Rev: + VRBS VALENTIA
Eagle standing facing

Anonymous. 13th century BI denier 18.2mm 1.3g

Thanks to shanxi for helping id.
2 commentsBlayne W01/06/19 at 06:42quadrans: Nice piece..
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C.PVLCHER - Denarius, RRC 300/19 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 110-109 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R. Beaded border.

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

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

Comments:
As do many issues of the last two decades of the 2nd century BC, this issue is usually found with very well executed dies in good style. The present coin is no exception. attractively toned coin, slight weakness at Roma’s visor, otherwise, GVF.
2 commentsSteve B501/05/19 at 19:34quadrans: Nice piece..
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Tranquillina (241 - 244 A.D.)64 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding double cornuacopiae; in left field, L E.  year 5 (241/2 A.D.)
12.5g
24mm
Milne 3420 Emmett 3449
8 commentsMat01/05/19 at 09:20quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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RIC 0317 Domitianus23 viewsObv : CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev : S C, Spes standing left, holding flower
AE/As (27.33 mm 11.522 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D.
RIC 317 (C, Titus), BMCRE 248 (Titus), BNF 257
Purchased from L.A.C. on VCoins
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/04/19 at 15:27quadrans: Nice one
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BCC G2842 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio 1st-3rd cent.CE
Eros standing to left, leg crossed,
resting on inverted torch over altar.
Carnelian/Sard with iron oxide
remnants of setting. Profile type: CA8,
convex top and flat bottom, upright oval.
10.5 x 8.5 x 3.0mm. wt:0.5gm.
The Caesarea Gem collections of Anit
Hamburger and the Hendler family both
illustrate a number of gems related to
Eros, but no exact parallels to this
type, which is well-known from provincial
coins of the Severan period (though not
found on coins from the Caesarea mint).
click for higher resolution
2 commentsv-drome01/04/19 at 03:15quadrans: Nice piece..
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22028 Probus/ CLEMENTIA TEMP13 viewsProbus/ CLEMENTIA TEMP
OBV: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG
radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
REV: CLEMENTIA TEMP
Emperor standing right, holding sceptre and receiving globe from Jupiter, standing left, holding
sceptre
A in Centre XXI in Exergue
Mint: Antioch 21.9mm 3.8g
RIC V-2 Antioch 920
1 commentsBlayne W01/02/19 at 20:07quadrans: Nice one
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RIC 0254 Vespasianus41 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPAS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate head right
Rev: S P Q R / OB / CIVES / SERVATOS, Within oak wreath
AE/sestertius (32.52 mm 24.59 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (3rd issue)
RIC 254 R2, BMCRE 573, BNF 551
Purchased on eBay from Mulcrow
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus01/02/19 at 18:27quadrans: Nice piece..
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Struck A.D.144 - 145. ANTONINUS PIUS. AR (Billon) Tetradrachm of Alexandria4 viewsObverse: ANTωNINOC CEB EVCEB. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: No legend. Serapis seated on throne facing left, holding sceptre in left hand and stretching right hand out over Kerberos at his feet. In field, L - H (= regnal year 8 = A.D.144-145).
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 12.54gms
Milne : 1792 | Geißen: 1440 | Dattari: 2366
1 comments*Alex01/02/19 at 18:27quadrans: Nice one
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Titus RIC-23358 viewsĆ As, 11.89g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 233 (R3). BMC - .
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, December 2018. Ex Hirsch 317, 18 February 2016, lot 2027. Ex Hirsch 249, 6 February 2007, lot 1851.

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

Fine style portrait and a pleasing coppery tone.
4 commentsDavid Atherton01/02/19 at 17:20quadrans: Great piece .
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2115 JOHN III DUCAS AE Tetarteron SBCV- 2115 DOC 5726 views

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

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

Size 19.33mm

Weight 1.974 gm
2 commentsSimon01/01/19 at 21:21quadrans: Another nice piece
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1968d MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1968 DOC 15 CLBC 4.4.213 viewsOBV Full length figure of the Virgin, nimbate, orans, wearing tunic, and maphorion turned to the r. Manus Dei (Hands of God) in upper field to r.

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

Size 20.53mm

Weight 4.2gm

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

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

The coins only flaw, wear on the Virgins face. Other that near perfect centering and a wonderful reverse strike.
2 commentsSimon01/01/19 at 21:21quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Huszár 488, Pohl 45, Unger 385, Réthy II 44, Frynas 24.3920 viewsHungary. Charles Robert/Károly Róbert (1307-1342).

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

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

Rev: Dragon facing right, cross above.

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Unger rarity 25, Frynas rarity N.
2 commentsStkp01/01/19 at 17:16quadrans: Great piece ..I like it this dragon..
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Demos, Artemis, biga16 viewsLydia. Hierocaesaraea
Time of Commodus
Bronze, Ć 27
Obv: ΔΗΜΟС, Head of youthful Demos right
Rev: IEPOKAICAPEΩN, Artemis driving biga of stags right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver on back.
Ć, 27.4mm, 8.67g
RPC online -, Martin 1, SNG Hunterian 1377
2 commentsshanxi01/01/19 at 09:36quadrans: Nice piece..
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BCC G137 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
1st-2nd century CE
Zeus seated, holding staff and
thunderbolts, eagle to right.
Chalcedony 9x12mm. Profile: C8A,
slightly convex top, flat bottom,
wide upright oval.
cf. Hendler Collection #1
cf. Hamburger #9
Surface find, 1972
(click on photo for higher resolution)
2 commentsv-drome01/01/19 at 09:35quadrans: Nice piece..
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Huszár 722, Pohl 223-1 var. (O over P/rosette), Unger 567b&e var. (same), Réthy II 232, Frynas 34.40, Kaplan Subtype A30 viewsHungary. Matthias/Mátyás Hunyadi ("Corvinus") (1458-1490)

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

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

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

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

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

Kaplan Subtype A has pellets to the sides of the shield. It is depicted in Pohl, and also in Unger and Réthy (albeit inaccurately; they do not depict a ring prominently in the raven’s beak).
2 commentsStkp01/01/19 at 09:18quadrans: Nice and Interesting piece..
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Christina, Queen  of Sweden (1632 - 1654 A.D.)19 viewsBI Solidus
O: CHRISTINA D G R S, Monogram of Christina under crown, Vasa royal crown within monogram.
R: SOLIDVS · CIVI : RIG, Crossed keys in ornamented shield surrounded by legend, 37.
Minted in Riga 1637
16mm
.64g
KM 21
4 commentsMat01/01/19 at 00:02quadrans: Interesting piece..
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ATTICA, Athens. AR Tetradrachm82 viewsCirca 454-404 B.C. 17.15 grams. Obverse: archaizing head of Athena right. Reverse: owl standing right, olive sprig left upper corner with crescent moon below, ethnic to right field, all within incuse square. Kroll 8. HGC 4, 1597. SNG Copenhagen 31. SNG Munchen 49. Dewing 1591-7. Gulbenkian 519-21. Kraay & Hirmer 362. Choice EF, well centered, high relief (as usual).
Ex CNG
The quintessential "Old Style" or "Classical Style" silver tetradrachm representative coin of Classical Athens called "glaukes" or owls. Silver probably came from the mines of Laurion or from member city states of the Delian League. Countless articles and exhaustive studies had been made regarding the enormous output of these coins during its remarkable existence. One of the early trade coins of the ancient world and undeniably well travelled from the Pillars of Hercules to ancient India, hence its ubiquitous nature. What more could be said of it?
3 commentsJason T12/31/18 at 17:39quadrans: Another nice piece
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CILICIA, Kelenderis. AR Stater65 viewsCirca 430-420 B.C. 10.63 grams. Obverse: nude youth (ephebus) dismounting from horse rearing left. Reverse: goat kneeling left, head turned right, ivy branch above. Casabonne Type 2, Celenderis 14 (same dies). SNG BN 48 (same dies, but letter removed on obverse). SNG von Aulock 5624 (same dies). Near EF, lightly toned. Well struck.
Ex CNG
One of the most underrated Ancient Greek coin because of its static iconography and (seemingly) insignificance of the place where it came from (only few ancient sources mentioned the city of Kelenderis located in Cilicia in Asia Minor-aside from few facts we know that it was the easternmost member of the Delian League and founded by the Greeks from Samos in the 8th century B.C. on an earlier Phoenician settlement). One need to take another glance to discover and marvel at the remarkable level of artistry put into the design on these series of coins of Kelenderis that might otherwise get overlooked.
4 commentsJason T12/31/18 at 17:39quadrans: Nice one
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22077 Trajan/Wolf at Bay 34 viewsTrajan/Wolf at Bay
Obv:IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG
Head of Trajan, laureate, right
Rev:S C
She-wolf walking left, at Bay
Rome 17mm 3.03g
RIC 694; Woytek 600b.

Ex Triskeles Auction sale 334
3 commentsBlayne W12/31/18 at 16:17quadrans: Another nice piece
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22031 Askelopsis/Pergamon18 viewsAskelopsis/Pergamon
EΠI ΠEPΓAMOY
Head of Asklepios right
ΠEPΓAMHNΩN
Eagle standing on thunderbolt
Pergamon, Mysia, 22mm 8.22 g
SNG France 1864

Thanks to shanxi and Altamura for help identifying.

1 commentsBlayne W12/31/18 at 16:17quadrans: Nice piece..
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22032 Gallienus VIRTVS AVG20 viewsGallienus/ VIRTVS AVG
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG
Gallienus facing right, Radiate, cuirassed
Rev: VIRTVS AVG
Hercules standing right holding club and apple
VIIC in Exergue
Mint:Antioch 21.3mm 3g
RIC V-1 (S), Asian Mint 623; Goebl 1647b; Sear 10404
2 commentsBlayne W12/31/18 at 16:15quadrans: Nice one
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22052 Gallienus Wolf33 viewsGallienus/Shewolf
Obv: IMP LICIN GALLIENV
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev COL AVG-TRO
She-wolf standing right, suckling Romulus and Remus.

Alexandreia, Troas 20.2 mm 4.62 g
Bellinger 459; SNG Cop 200-201; BMC 184; Lindgren I A343A
4 commentsBlayne W12/31/18 at 16:15quadrans: Nice one
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0972 Hadrian, Cistophorus BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia mint 128 AD Octastyle temple23 viewsReference.
RPC III, 972; RIC II 459a; RSC 241

Issue Reverse legend includes COM BIT

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

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

9.89 gr
25 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki12/31/18 at 07:30quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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RIC 3, p.399, 279B - Crispina, Clasped hands16 viewsCrispina
Augusta AD 178-182
AR Denarius
Obv.: CRISPINA AVG, Draped bust
Rev.: CONCORDIA, Clasped hands.
Ag, 3.24g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC III 279B, CRE 282 [S]
1 commentsshanxi12/29/18 at 09:32quadrans: Another nice piece
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RIC 3, p.398, 276 - Crispina, Ceres15 viewsCrispina
Augusta AD 178-182
AR Denarius
Obv.: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: CERES Ceres standing left, holding corn ears and torch
Ag, 2.84g, 16.8x18mm
Ref.: RIC 276, BMC Commodus 33, Kamp. 42.5, CRE 280 [S]
1 commentsshanxi12/29/18 at 09:32quadrans: Nice portrait...
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RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius58 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

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

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

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

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT412/27/18 at 22:36quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Hadrian Denarius 128-132 AD Victory standing Eastern Mint31 viewsReference.
Strack --; RIC--; Cohen --

Obv. HADRIANUS AUGUSTUS PP
Laureate and draped bust right

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

3.21 gr
19 mm
6h
4 commentsokidoki12/27/18 at 22:34quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Amisos, Pontos19 views300 - 125 B.C.
Silver Reduced Half Siglos
1.71 gm, 13.5 mm
Obv.: Head of Hera-Tyche right, wearing mural crown
Rev.: Owl facing with spread wings standing on shield; “A” to left; below ΑΣΚΛΕΟΥΣ
SNG Black Sea 1114;
BMC 13, p.14, 14-15;
Sear 3635;
HGC 7, 234
1 commentsJaimelai12/27/18 at 22:31quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Baktrian Kingdom, Eukratides II, ca. 145-140 BC, AR Tetradrachm 22 viewsDiademed bust of Eukratides II r.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EYKPATIΔOY Apollo standing l., arrow in his r. hand, in l. hand a bow resting on ground, monogram inner l. field.

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

(31 mm, 16.62 g, 12h).

Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 164 (Apr. 2009), Lot 251.
1 commentsn.igma12/26/18 at 07:58quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Domitian RIC 7833 viewsĆ Sestertius, 25.82g
Rome mint, 81 AD
RIC 78 (C2). BMC 261.
Obv: IMP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN AVG P M; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P COS VII DES VIII P P; S C in field; Minerva stg. l., with spear
Acquired from Vilmar, December 2018.

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

Superb portrait with an aged brassy appearance.
2 commentsDavid Atherton12/26/18 at 07:38quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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RPC II 1262 Domitianus - Domitia26 viewsObv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, confronted busts of Domitian and Domitia
Rev: EПI APXIEPEΩC KΛAY BIANTOC / KI BY (in field), Zeus seated left, extending right hand and holding sceptre with left hand
AE23 (22.53 mm 6.18 g 6h) Struck in Cibyra (Phrygia)
RPC II 1262 (27 spec cited)
ex CNG Electronic Auction 229 Lot 299
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/25/18 at 20:25quadrans: Another nice piece
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RPC II 1262A Domitianus - Domitia44 viewsObv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, confronted busts of Domitian and Domitia
Rev: EПI APXIEPEΩC KΛAY BIANTOC / KI BY (in field), Zeus seated right, extending right hand and holding sceptre with left hand
AE27 (26.87 mm 8.401 g 6h) Struck in Cibyra (Phrygia)
RPC II 1262A.2 S3 Supplement, this coin (2 specs cited)
ex Artemide Auction 45E lot 306, ex Lanz Auction 147 Lot 304
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/25/18 at 20:25quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constans, RIC VIII Siscia 21181 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO.Soldier spearing fallen horseman. GammaSIS in exergue.
9 commentsagord12/24/18 at 05:11quadrans: Nice piece
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Augustus and Julius Caesar42 viewsMacedon. Thessalonika
19 mm 8.0 g
Obv: ΘECCAΛONIKEΩN
Bare head of Augustus
Rev: ΘEOC.
Bare head of Julius Caesar
RPC 1555
Ex: Numismatik Naumann Auction 66 Lot 269
2 commentsorfew12/23/18 at 00:23quadrans: Nice find...
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 360-330 BC 8.48g Pegasi 7728 viewsPegasos flying left/Helmeted head of Athena left,behind Silenos head and below kantharos.
This coin comes the collection of Prof. Ernst Langlotz who died in 1978.His collection assembled in Germany in the 1950s and 1960s.
1 commentsGrant H12/22/18 at 21:55quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Charles VIII18 viewsCharles VIII (1483-1498) Duplessy 587 2 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/22/18 at 06:39quadrans: Another nice piece
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3 Constans19 viewsConstans
Billon centenionalis
Thessalonica, officina 3; 348-350 CE
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand/ FEL TEMP REPAR-ATIO Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, advancing right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards and to the left.
TES gamma in ex

RIC VIII Thessalonica 118; LRBC 1636
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/22/18 at 06:39quadrans: Nice one
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Thrace, Augusta Traiana, Marcus Aurelius, River god11 viewsMarcus Aurelius
Thrace, Augusta Traiana
AE17
Obv.: ΑV ΚΑΙ Μ ΑVΡΗ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝ, Bareheaded and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: ΑVΓΟVСΤΗС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΗС, River god reclining left, resting elbow upon overturned urn from which liquid flows.
AE, 3.57g, 17mm
Ref.: RPC IV online 10330
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 62, Lot 400
1 commentsshanxi12/21/18 at 20:29quadrans: Nice piece..
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Probus37 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, holding javelin in right hand and shield with two
plumbatae in left.
PROVIDENT AVG; Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre; T in right field.
Ex: XXI
Siscia
RIC 723var.
2 commentsJulianus of Pannonia12/21/18 at 20:28quadrans: I agree, great coin...
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.05.06 (rev. only, for Diadumenian)16 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 11.43g, 26.37mm, 180°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. AVT K OPPEL - MAKRINO --- C
Bust, cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r., aegis on l. shoulder, gorgoneion on breast
plate
rev. VP AGRIPPA - NIKOPOLITWN / PROC ICT / [RW]
Demeter in long double chiton, veiled, stg. frontal and looking l., resting
with raised l. hand on long burning torch and holding in lowered r. hand grain-ears over
burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018)
rev. No. 8.25.5.6 (for Diadumenian, same die)
obv. from an unknown die
probably unpublished
rare, about VF/F+, glossy dark green patina

A new example for a parallel issue for members of the imperial family!
1 commentsJochen12/21/18 at 20:27quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Serapis23 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 14
Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Gallienus (253-268)
Obv.: Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing calathus.
Rev.: KYMA-I-ΩN dot, Prow right.
AE, 14 mm, 1.29g
Ref.: BMC p. 117, 125 var. (no dot)
3 commentsshanxi12/21/18 at 20:26quadrans: Nice piece..
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Hadrian (117 - 138 A.D.)27 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ, laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r crescent.
R: Nilus reclining on crocodile, l., holding reed and cornucopia L Ϛ = year 6 (121/22 A.D.)
23.5mm
13.7g
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/5335/

Published on Wildwinds!
4 commentsMat12/21/18 at 20:26quadrans: Another nice piece
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Johann Ernst von Thun (1643 - 1709 A.D.)19 viewsBishopric of Salzburg
AR Kreuzer
O: IO:ERNEST:D:G:ARCHIE, Oval arms with cardinals' hat above.
R: SALI SBVR GENSI S:1698, Round shield within double cross and circle
15mm
.85g
KM# 248
2 commentsMat12/21/18 at 20:25quadrans: Nice one
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Valerian II Antoninianus24 viewsValerian II Antoninianus

Obverse:
VALERIANVS CAES
Radiate, draped bust right

Reverse:
IOVI CRESCENTI
Jupiter riding goat right
3 commentsHarry G12/21/18 at 20:24quadrans: Another nice piece
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Trebonianus Gallus Antoninianus16 viewsTrebonianus Gallus Antoninianus

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

Reverse:
FELICITAS PVBLICA
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia
1 commentsHarry G12/21/18 at 20:24quadrans: Nice one
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Vespasian RIC-32264 viewsĆ As, 10.55g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 322 (R). BMC 612.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: S C in field; Eagle stg. facing on globe, wings open, head r.
Ex eBay, 20 November 2018. Ex Heritage.

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

Strong Roman portrait with a lovely olive green patina.
5 commentsDavid Atherton12/20/18 at 20:10quadrans: Nice piece..
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Huszár 569, Pohl 114-1, Unger 443a, Réthy II 116, Frynas H.26.431 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. The legend combination described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl; in Unger and Réthy, and in Frynas, all differ.
2 commentsStkp12/20/18 at 16:52quadrans: Nice piece ..I like it..
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue , Babylon Mint.23 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies), Müller Alexander 67, EF, obverse off-center, 17.208g, 26.1mm, 270o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
Obverse : head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck; Reverse:ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus enthroned left, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), feet on footstool, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, ΦIΛH monogram over M below throne.

An Extremely Fine Masterpiece.

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

FORVM Ancient Coins / The Sam Mansourati Collection.
3 commentsSam12/18/18 at 05:24quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Parthia, Andragoras, ca. 245-238 BC, AR Didrachm35 viewsHelmeted head of Athena r.; monogram behind.
Owl standing r., head facing; galley prow r. above grape vine branch behind, AΘE to r.

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

(18 mm, 8.11 g, 6h).

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

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

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

The 'Andragoras-Sophytes' hoard came to market from mid-late 2017. It was reputedly found in 2014 and consisted of approximately 600 coins from at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan (Hoard information: Olivier Bordeaux & Osmund Bopearachchi). Around half of these coins were marketed by Roma Numismatics in a succession of auctions commencing in 2017 and continuing through 2018.
3 commentsn.igma12/18/18 at 05:23quadrans: Nice one
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Hanover, George III, 1760-1820, Cu Halfpenny, Tower (London) mint 1771 19 viewsGEORGIVS · III · REX · laureate and armoured bust right.
BRITAN NIA · Britannia seated left on globe, holding olive branch and long transverse sceptre, Union shield to lower right, 1771 in exergue.

Peck 898; SCBC 3774.

(28 mm, 9.88 g, 6h).

Classical Numismatic Group; ex- C. W. Pearson Collection.
2 commentsn.igma12/18/18 at 05:23quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, C. Vibius Varus, AR Denarius - Crawford 494/3836 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Caius Vibius Varus, 42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.56; 20mm).
Rome mint.

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

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

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

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

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

6 commentsCarausius12/18/18 at 05:22quadrans: Nice piece..
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Mariniana Antoninianus30 viewsMariniana Antoninianus

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

My favourite coin in my collection!
3 commentsHarry G12/18/18 at 05:21quadrans: Nice piece..
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, P. Sulpicius Galba, AR Denarius - Crawford 406/118 viewsRome, The Republic.
P. Sulpicius Galba, 69 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.85g;18mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: Veiled head of Vesta facing right; S.C. behind.

Rev: Priestly implements, i.e. knife, culullus and axe; P GALB in exergue; AE-CVR in fields.

References: Crawford 406/1; Sydenham 839; BMCRR 3517-8; Sulpicia 7.

Provenance: Ex Student and Mentor Collection [NAC 83 (20 May 2015) Lot 356]; ex Münzen und Medaillen Auction 52 (19-20 June 1975), Lot 378.

Galba issued these coins by special Senatorial decree while he held the office of Curule Aedile. The type selection suggests that he was also a Pontifex at this time, as the reverse depicts the priestly implements used in ritual sacrifice and often included on coins struck by members of the priestly college. The Senatorial decree, represented by “S.C.” on the obverse may have been related to grain distribution, though this is conjectural. Among other duties, Curule Aediles were responsible for maintenance and distribution of the public grain supply.
1 commentsCarausius12/18/18 at 05:19quadrans: Interesting piece..
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Procilius, AR Serrate Denarius - Crawford 379/213 viewsRome, The Republic.
L. Procilius, 80 BCE.
AR Serrate Denarius (3.77g; 20mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: Head of Juno Sospita, wearing goatskin, facing right; S.C. behind.

Rev: Juno Sospita, holding shield and spear, in biga galloping right; snake below horses; L. PROCILI F in exergue.

References: Crawford 379/2; Sydenham 772; BMCRR 3150; Procilia 2.

Provenance: Ex Student and Mentor Collection [NAC 83 (20 May 2015) Lot 339]; privately purchased in 1968.

The letters S.C. on the obverse indicate that this coinage was a special issue, by decree of the Roman Senate, for an unknown purpose. Like the coins of Papius and Roscius Fabatus, the images of Juno Sospita on this coin suggests that Procilius was native of Lanuvium which was home of a cult to Juno Sospita. The snake on the reverse, alludes to the snake in the grotto of Juno Sospita’s Lanuvium temple. Each year, a girl was sent to the grotto to feed the sacred snake, and only a virtuous girl would survive the ordeal.

The reason for serrating the edge of certain Roman Republic denarius issues remains uncertain. Some moneyers issued both serrate and plain edged coins. The practice ended with the serrate issue by Roscius Fabatus in 59 BCE. Possible reasons for the serrations include:
• Proof that the coins were not plated.
• Confounding forgers.
• Making the coins look painful to swallow (reducing theft by mint workers).
• Artistic preference.

1 commentsCarausius12/18/18 at 05:18quadrans: Another nice piece
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, L. Lentulus and C. Marcellus, AR Denarius - Crawford 445/222 viewsRome, The Imperators.
L. Lentulus, C. Marcellus, 49 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.89g; 18mm).
Apollonia in Illyricum Mint.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Quaestor that produced these coins was T. Antistius. Antistius was already Quaestor in Macedonia when the Pompeians arrived in flight from Caesar. Cicero reports that Antistius was reluctant to assist the Pompeians who forced him to produce their coins. Antistius’ ambivalence is evidenced by his desire to remain anonymous, choosing only to identiy his office by the letter Q. He was pardoned by Caesar following Pompey’s defeat at Pharsalus.
3 commentsCarausius12/18/18 at 05:17quadrans: Nice piece..
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, P. Plautius Hypsaeus, AR Denarius - Crawford 420/2a26 viewsRome, The Republic.
P. Plautius Hypsaeus, 57 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.96g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

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

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

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

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

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

Crawford thought Hypsaeus’ individual series preceded his joint series as Curule Aedile with Scaurus; however, the individual coins were absent from the Mesagne Hoard, suggesting it must have post-dated the 58 BCE terminus of that large hoard. Accordingly, Hersh and Walker redated Hypsaeus’ individual series to 57 BCE.
2 commentsCarausius12/18/18 at 05:16quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Huszár 576, Pohl 117-_, Unger 449_, Réthy II 121, Frynas H.27.427 viewsZsigmond/Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437).

AR denar, .43 g., 14.34 mm. max., 180°

Obv: mOn • SIG-ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross.

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

The type was struck in 1390-1427 (per Pohl, Huszár, Unger and Frynas). This mintmark was possibly struck in Nagybánya/now Baia Mare, Romania (cf. Pohl 117-45 with the star above).

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 4; Unger value 8 DM; Frynas rarity rating C. This coin has an apparently unrecorded mintmark.

This emission was struck with a fineness of 0.582 silver and an average weight of 0.51 g. (per Huszár). However, Engel notes that in 1390 Sigismund was able to temporarily restore the stability of the denar by the issuance of this new emission, which was referred to as nova moneta. For thirteen years the value of the denar remained stable, and 100 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. In 1403 debasement occurred, and 130 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. The debasements continued, so that by 1406 the price of the price of an aranyforint was 160 denars, it was 200 in 1421, 225 in 1423 and 320 in 1426.
1 commentsStkp12/17/18 at 05:23quadrans: Another nice piece
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Huszár 576, Pohl 117-8, Unger 449μ, Réthy II 121, Frynas H.27.424 viewsHungary. Zsigmond/Sigismund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437).

AR denar, .54 g., 13.58 mm. max., 0°

Obv: mOn • SIG-ISmVnDI, Patriarchal cross, •S• between cross arms to right.

Rev: + REGIS Vn[GAR]IE • ETC, Four-part shield (Árpádian stripes and Brandenburg eagle).

The type was struck in 1390-1427 (per Pohl, Huszár, Unger and Frynas). This mintmark was struck in Szomolnok/Schmöllnitz/now Smolnik, Slovakia (per Pohl).

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

This emission was struck with a fineness of 0.582 silver and an average weight of 0.51 g. (per Huszár). However, Engel notes that in 1390 Sigismund was able to temporarily restore the stability of the denar by the issuance of this new emission, which was referred to as nova moneta. For thirteen years the value of the denar remained stable, and 100 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. In 1403 debasement occurred, and 130 were the equivalent of the aranyforint. The debasements continued, so that by 1406 the price of an aranyforint was 160 denars, it was 200 in 1421, 225 in 1423 and 320 in 1426.
1 commentsStkp12/17/18 at 05:22quadrans: Nice piece..
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Mátyás Hunyadi (Matthias Corvinus) - King of Hungary (1458-1490 A.D.) - H# 706, ÉH# 556h, CNH II# 228, Frynas# H.34.28, Pohl# 206-831 viewsAR Denar
Struck in: 1463 (Pohl, Huszár, Unger)
n—E - Nagybánya mint, Emericus Szapolyai Schatzmeister
Mass: 0.5 g , Diameter: 13.83 mm

Obverse:
Twofold coat of arms; red-silver 7x cut field on right (Hungary); the Hunyadi crow with a ring in peak on the left; inscriptions in circle
Lettering: ✠ MONETA • MAThIE • DIEG
Translation: Money of Mátyás, in the grace of God ...

Reverse:
Double cross separates mintmark
Lettering: REGIS • hV NGARIE •
Translation: ... King of Hungary
4 commentsreebeezlee12/17/18 at 05:12quadrans: Nice one
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 21.2-1-1 var., Unidentified King, wreath15 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Unidentified King
uncertain date
Ć Drachm
Obv.: Bust facing right
Rev.: wreath, three dots, crescent downward
Ć, 2.3g, 11.2 mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 21.2, Subtype 1-1 var (crescent downward)
2 commentsshanxi12/15/18 at 17:00quadrans: Another nice piece
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 21.2-1-1, Unidentified King, wreath20 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Unidentified King
uncertain date
Ć Drachm
Obv.: Bust facing right
Rev.: wreath, three dots, upturned crescent
Ć, 2.1g, 11.4 mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 21.2, Subtype 1-1
3 commentsshanxi12/15/18 at 16:59quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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C.IVNI.C.F - Denarius, Crawford 210/122 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 149 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Victory in biga, C.IVNI.C.F below horses, ROMA in framed border in exergue.

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.56 gm.
Reference: Crawford 210/1
Provenance: NAC 73, Lot 52, 18-NOV-2013.

Comments:
Moneyer probably C. Iunius C.f., Not otherwise known.
Well centered and complete with very nice old toning. AEF.
2 commentsSteve B512/15/18 at 09:10quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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temp. STUART, William Sancroft, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1677-1690, AR Medal by George Bower 1688 23 views* GVIL · SANCROFT · ARCHIEPISC · CANTVAR · 1688 Bust of William Sancroft, the Archbishop of Canterbury, wearing camauro and canonical robes, facing right.
Seven medallions of the Bishops committed to the Tower of London: Bishops Henry Compton (middle – London), Francis Turner (upper right, proceeding clockwise – Ely), Thomas Ken (Bath), Sir John Trelawney (Bristol), Thomas White (Peterborough), John Lake (Chichester), and William Lloyd (St. Asaph); twelve stars around; signed GB·F· (George Bower fecit) below.

MI 622/37; Eimer 288b. By G. Bower. Dated 1688.

(51 mm, 53.45 g, 12h).

CNG 85 (15 September 2010) Lot 1562: California Collection of British Historical Medals.

This remarkable medallion portrays no less than eight people directly associated with a historical event that did much to shape the modern secular British democracy. In 1687, King James II enacted unilaterally and against the will of the Parliament the Declaration of Indulgence as the first step in establishing the freedom of religion in England. The ensuing protest concerned the legality of James right to make the dispensation in the absence of the support of Parliament, plus the absence of a guarantee that the Anglican Church would remain as the established church. Many leaders within the clergy refused to read the Declaration in church from the pulpit as instructed by the King in early 1688. This culminated in a petition to the King against the reading of the Declaration. The petition originated from the hand of the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Sancroft, depicted on the obverse of the medal and was signed by the six other bishops identified around the margin of the reverse of the medallion. Bishop Henry Compton, depicted in the centre of the reverse, was included on the medal due to his earlier dissent to the King’s approach to Catholicism, for which James removed him from office.

The seven bishops who signed the petition were charged with seditious libel and imprisoned in the Tower of London in May 1688. Brought to trial before the Court of the King’s Bench, the bishops were acquitted. This served as a precursor to James’ deposition shortly thereafter.

This medal was issued following the trial, in commemoration of the action taken by William Sancroft and his fellow bishops in refusing to follow James II’s edict to read the Declaration of Indulgence from the pulpit. The medal connects directly with one of the key events in British history, which lead ultimately to the deposition of James II by his son-in-law and daughter, William III and Mary II of Orange on 5 November 1688. As a direct result of the action of the seven bishops, the right to petition the king was enshrined in the new Bill of Rights in 1689. Simplistically, some people see this medal as a testament to religious intolerance, although the issues of the time that brought it into being were far more complex, involving matters of secular authority, constitutional right, and the very basis of power in the evolving secular democratic British state. This is demonstrated by the decision of Sancfroft and five of the seven bishops that they could not swear allegiance to the new protestant King William III, for to do so would be a repudiation of their prior sworn loyalty to the deposed Catholic King James II. As a result, Sancroft was dismissed from his role in 1690 and died in relative obscurity three years later.

Few coins, or medals, connect so directly with history and in doing so depict so many influential participants. The medal was the work of George Bower (d. 1690) a medallist who worked in London from 1650-1689. He had been appointed to the position of Engraver of the Royal Mint and Embosser in Ordinary in 1664.
2 commentsn.igma12/15/18 at 09:03quadrans: Nice piece..
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Mátyás Hunyadi (Matthias Corvinus) - King of Hungary (1458-1490 A.D.) - H# 722, ÉH# 567e, CNH II# 232, Frynas# H.34.40, Pohl# 223-135 viewsAR Denar
Struck in: 1488 (Pohl), 1489-1490 (Huszár, Unger)
K—P rosette - Körmöcbánya mint, Peter Schaider Oberkammergraf
Mass: 0.45 g , Diameter: 15.63 mm

Obverse:
Fourfold Hungarian coat of arms: Hungarian Árpád stripes, Hungarian double cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lions. In chest shield Hunyadi crow with ring in peak;
Lettering: ✠ MMATHIE • R • VNGARIE •
Translation: Money of Mátyás, King of Hungary

Reverse:
Crowned Madonna with child separates mintmark
Lettering: PATRONA VNGARIE
Translation: Patron of Hungary
4 commentsreebeezlee12/15/18 at 08:56quadrans: Nice piece..
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RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius63 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVG
Laureate head right

AVG within laurel wreath, ΘI monogram above ties.

Ephesus mint. AD 69-70.

2.63g

RIC 1399 unlisted variant (laurel wreath rather than oak) this coin, footnote in the upcoming RIC II addenda ; RPC 808; RSC 37.

Ex Gorny & Mosch 152 (10 October 2006), lot 2071; Ex-Cheesman collection; Ex-CNG 433 Lot 379
9 commentsJay GT412/14/18 at 18:05quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Mátyás Hunyadi (Matthias Corvinus) - King of Hungary (1458-1490 A.D.) - H# 717, ÉH# 562m, CNH II# 235A, Frynas# H.34.35, Pohl# 216-1344 viewsAR Denar
Struck in: 1470 (Pohl), 1468-1481 (Huszár), 1468-1470 (Unger)
n—crossed hammers - Nagybánya mint, Bürgerschaft
Mass: 0.50 g , Diameter: 15.87 mm

Obverse:
Fourfold Hungarian coat of arms: Hungarian Árpád stripes, Hungarian double cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lions. In chest shield Hunyadi crow with ring in peak;
Lettering: M MATHIE • R hVGARIE
Translation: Money of Mátyás, King of Hungary

Reverse:
Madonna in a veil with baby Jesus in her right arms divides mintmark
Lettering: PATROn VnGARIE
Translation: Patron of Hungary
3 commentsreebeezlee12/14/18 at 17:11quadrans: Nice piece..
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Struck 1421, Henry V (1413 - 1422), AR billon Niquet (Double Tournois) minted at Rouen, France21 viewsObverse: + H REX ANGL HERES FRANC. Crowned lion passant facing left, fleur-de-lis above. Pellet mintmark below first letter of legend = Rouen mint.
Reverse: + SIT NOME DNI BENEDICTV. Cross pattée with lis in angles and lombardic 'h' in centre.
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 1.9gms | Die Axis: 9
SPINK: 8162 | Duplessy: 441

This Anglo-Gallic coin, colloquially called a “leopard” after its obverse design, bears the titles of Henry V as king of England and heir to the French kingdom.

Henry V was King of England from 1413 until his sudden death on 31st August 1422. He is thought to have died from dysentery contracted during the siege of Meaux in France. He was 36 years old and had reigned for nine years. He was the second English monarch of the House of Lancaster.
During the reign of his father, King Henry IV, Henry had acquired an increasing share in England's government due to his father's declining health. After his father's death in 1413, Henry assumed control of the country and asserted the pending English claim to the French throne.
In 1415, Henry embarked on war with France in the ongoing Hundred Years' War between the two countries. Despite his relatively short reign, Henry's outstanding military successes, most notably in his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, made England one of the strongest military powers in Europe.
In 1420, after months of negotiation with Charles VI of France, the Treaty of Troyes was signed recognising Henry V as regent and heir apparent to the French throne. To seal the pact Henry married Charles' daughter, Catherine of Valois. Henry's sudden death however, prevented the prospect of the English King taking the French throne from ever taking place.
Immortalised in the plays of Shakespeare, Henry V is known and celebrated as one of the great warrior kings of medieval England.
2 comments*Alex12/14/18 at 16:07quadrans: Nice piece..
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6212 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 136-37 AD Egyptian temple18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6212.3; Dattari-Savio Pl. 97, 1975 (this coin); Emmett 996.21; Köln 1230 same die pair

Issue L KA = year 21

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

Rev. L ΚΑ
Egyptian temple with pylons with statue of Isis, holding sceptre

21.50 gr
33 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki12/11/18 at 18:57quadrans: Another nice piece
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6028 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Sarapis bust23 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6028.7; Dattari-Savio Pl. 89, 12254 (this coin); Köln 1188; Emmett 1026.19

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

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

Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ
Bust of Sarapis, wearing kalathos and laurel wreath, r.; below, eagle standing facing, head l., with outstretched wings

21.78 gr
35 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki12/11/18 at 18:56quadrans: I agree, nice reverse,
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2225 CARIA Harpasa Hadrian, Harpasos reclining14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2225; BMC 7, Delrieux 28/HP/5; Paris 676 = Wa 2394

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΑΡΠΑСΗΝΩΝ
River-god Harpasos reclining l., holding reed in r. hand, l. resting on overturned vase form which water flows

5.79 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki12/11/18 at 05:18quadrans: Nice one
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Vespasian RIC-167122 viewsĆ Sestertius, 24.60g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 167 (C3). BMC 543.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: IVDAEA CAPTA; S C in exergue; Palm tree; to l., Vespasian stg. r. with spear and parazonium, foot on helmet; to r., Judaea std. r. on cuirass
Acquired from Denarius, December 2018.

The Jewish War was an important event for the fledgling Flavian dynasty - in essence it gave them the legitimacy to rule. The ensuing propaganda onslaught after the 'Gotterdammerung' fall of Jerusalem in August of 70 is awe inspiring. We have Josephus' description of the joint triumph of 71 held for Vespasian and Titus in book 7 of his 'Jewish War', the buildings and monuments erected by the regime, and more importantly for our purposes we have the coins. Judaea Capta types were struck in all metals for almost as long as the dynasty ruled. The first flurry of these came in 71, presumably in conjunction with the triumph, amidst a great issue of bronze coinage that same year. One of the most iconic Judaea Capta types is this sestertius' reverse featuring a triumphal Vespasian with a defeated Judaea at his feet, not surprisingly one of the more common types from the issue. Vespasian is seen proudly standing holding a spear and parazonium (a triangular sword) with his foot on an enemy helmet, while Judaea is sitting on a captured cuirass in abject despair - take note of their size discrepancy. The iconography on display here strongly hints at what the spectators of the triumph likely witnessed. The slight of hand the Flavian regime devised which transformed defeated rebel provincials into a foreign menace is truly amazing.

'Ambition sighed: she found it vain to trust
The faithless column and the crumbling bust;
Huge moles, whose shadow stretched from shore to shore,
Their ruins perished, and their place no more!
Convinced, she now contracts her vast design,
And all her triumphs shrink into a coin.
A narrow orb each crowded conquest keeps,
Beneath her palm here sad Judea weeps.' -
Alexander Pope, To Mr. Addison, Occasioned by his Dialogues on Medals II. 19-26

Honest wear with some minor cleaning scratches.
6 commentsDavid Atherton12/11/18 at 05:17quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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RIC 429 Domitian Denarius68 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V
laureate head right.

IMP XI COS XII CENS P P P
Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear; shield at feet to right.

Rome, 86 AD
3.4g

RIC II 429 (C).

Ex-Coast to Coast coins 2006; Ex-Ancient & Medieval Coins Canada Auction 1, Lot 175
8 commentsJay GT412/11/18 at 05:04quadrans: Good find...
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Anonymous issues. Time of Hadrian to Antoninus Pius. Rome Quadrans 117-161 AD20 viewsReference.
RIC 24

Obv.
Diademed and draped bust of Venus right

Rev. S-C
Dove standing right.

4.05 gr
15 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki12/10/18 at 20:16quadrans: Nice quadrans
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Julia Mamaea Denarius - Felicitas (RIC 335)26 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 222-235 AD
3.43g

Obv: Diademed and draped bust of Julia Mamaea (R)
IVLIA MAMAEA AVG

Rev: Felicitas standing front, head to left, legs crossed, holding caduceus in her right hand and leaning on column with her left elbow.
FELICITAS PVBLICA

RIC 335, BMC 483, Cohen 17

Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6, Lot 1062
ex. Maggiore Collection, formed in the late 1970s to early 2000s.

Julia Avita Mamaea (180–235) was the second daughter of Julia Maesa, a powerful Roman woman of Syrian origin, and Syrian noble Gaius Julius Avitus Alexianus. She was a niece of empress Julia Domna and sister of Julia Soaemias Bassiana (mother of Elegabalus). She was born and raised in Emesa (modern Homs, Syria). She was the mother of Roman Emperor Alexander Severus and served as regent of Rome and de facto ruler during her son's reign.

In 232, mother and son were sent north to deal with a German attack. Alexander so alienated the Rhine legions by his lack of military prowess and his inflexibility towards pay that the troops proclaimed Maximinus Thrax as emperor in 235. Troops sent to kill Alexander found him clinging to his mother in a tent. Mother and son were butchered together, ending the Severan dynasty.
3 commentsOptimo Principi12/10/18 at 18:49quadrans: Another nice piece
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Struck 1477 - 1480, EDWARD IV, Second Reign (1471 - 1483), AR Groat minted at London, England14 viewsObverse: EDWARD DEI GRA REX ANGL (Z FRANC +). Crowned bust of Edward IV facing within tressure of arches, trefoils on cusps, all within beaded circle. Small crosses in spaces between words in legend. Mintmark, off-flan, pierced cross.
Reverse: POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM +/ CIVITAS LONDON. Long cross dividing two concentric legends separated by two beaded circles into quarters, trefoil in each quarter of inner circle. Mintmark, pierced cross.
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 2.7gms | Die Axis: 11
SPINK: 2096 var. (DEI rather than DI in obverse legend)

Edward IV was King of England from March 1461 to October 1470, and again from April 1471 until his sudden death in 1483. He was the first Yorkist King of England. The first half of his rule was marred by the violence associated with the Wars of the Roses, but he overcame the Lancastrian challenge to the throne at Tewkesbury in 1471 and there were no further rebellions in England during the rest of his reign.
In 1475, Edward declared war on France, landing at Calais in June. However, his ally Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, failed to provide any significant military assistance leading Edward to undertake negotiations with the French, with whom he came to terms under the Treaty of Picquigny. France provided him with an immediate payment of 75,000 crowns and a yearly pension of 50,000 crowns, thus allowing him to "recoup his finances.” Edward also backed an attempt by Alexander Stewart, 1st Duke of Albany and brother of King James III of Scotland, to take the Scottish throne in 1482. Edward's younger brother, the Duke of Gloucester (and future King Richard III) led an invasion of Scotland that resulted in the capture of Edinburgh and the Scottish king himself. Alexander Stewart, however, reneged on his agreement with Edward. The Duke of Gloucester then withdrew from his position in Edinburgh, though he did retain Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Edward became subject to an increasing number of ailments when his health began to fail and he fell fatally ill at Easter in 1483. He survived long enough though to add some codicils to his will, the most important being to name his brother Richard, Duke of Gloucester as Protector after his death. He died on 9th April 1483 and was buried in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. He was succeeded first by his twelve-year-old son Edward V of England, who was never crowned, and then by his brother who reigned as Richard III.
It is not known what actually caused Edward's death. Pneumonia, typhoid and poison have all been conjectured, but some have attributed his death to an unhealthy lifestyle because he had become stout and inactive in the years before his death.
2 comments*Alex12/10/18 at 16:15quadrans: Great coin , and details, I like this,
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Cn. Pompeius Magnus and Terentius Varro83 viewsCn. Pompeius Magnus and Terentius Varro. Denarius, mint moving with Pompey 49 BC, 4 grs.
Obs. : (VARRO·PRO – Q) Terminal bust of Jupiter r., wearing diadem.
Rev. : Sceptre between dolphin and eagle; in exergue, MAGN·PRO / COS.
Babelon Terentia 15 and Pompeia 7. Sear Imperators 8. C 3. Sydenham 1033 var. Woytek Arma et Nummi p. 558. RBW –. Crawford 447/1a.
5 commentslabienus12/10/18 at 06:26quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Syracuse - 12 1/2 Litra40 viewsSICILY
Syracuse
Struck under Agathokles
c. 310 - 305/300 BC.
EL Quarter Stater or 12 1/2 Litra (Reduced Corinthian Standard)
Av.: Laureate head of Apollo left
Rev.: Kithara - ΣYPAK - OΣIΩN
1,84 Gr.
HGC 2 - 1295 (R1)
3 commentsnummis durensis12/08/18 at 23:02quadrans: Nice piece..
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4110 ARABIA, Petra. Hadrian 135-36 AD Tyche23 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4110; Spijkerman 6; Sofaer 6; Paris 114; Rosenberger I, 6

Issue Year 30

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ СƐΒΑϹΤΟС
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, r.; in r. field, Λ

Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗ ΠƐΤΡΑ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΙС
Turreted and veiled Tyche seated l. on rock, l., her r. hand extended, holding trophy in l.; in l. field, Λ

12.45 gr
26 mm
6h

Note.
From the Maple Leaf Collection.
2 commentsokidoki12/07/18 at 21:43quadrans: Great coin , and details, Interesting, I like Pe...
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Bruttium Rhegium Ć 2351 viewsLaureate head of Asklepios right

ΡHΓINΩN
Hygieia standing left, holding serpent; III to left

Rhegium, 203-150 BC

6.28g Ć 23

(R2) Very rare

HN Italy 2560; SNG ANS 786-8, MIAMG.3645

Ex-American Rarities (Boulder); Ex-Ebay

4 commentsJay GT412/06/18 at 05:58quadrans: Great piece ...
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Megaris, Megara: Anonymous (ca. 275-250 BCE) Ć Dichalkon (BCD Peloponnesos 18.1; HGC 4-1798)14 viewsObv: Prow left; ΜΕΓΑ above
Rev:Tripod flanked by two dolphins swimming upward
Dim: 3.21 gm, 13 mm
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/05/18 at 18:37quadrans: Nice one
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Domitian RIC-56280 viewsAR Denarius, 3.45g
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 562 (R). BMC 141. RSC 67.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERMANICVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII across field; Minerva adv r., with spear and shield (M1)
Ex Spink eAuction 18055, 7 November 2018, The Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Coins part 2, lot 95.

In 88 AD Domitian struck a brief special issue of Minerva denarii with unusual obverse legends and austere reverse designs. The obverse legends deviate from the usual formula, sometimes spelling out fully DOMITIANVS and/or GERMANICVS and lacking a TR P number. The reverses feature only a terse legend across field with the IMP number absent. Here is an example from this rare issue with GERMANICVS spelled out on the obverse and the consular number across field on the reverse. Why the mint was experimenting with the legends and the layout of the reverses in 88 is a mystery. Perhaps the issue was struck in conjunction with a special event that year (the Secular Games?) and are commemorative in nature. Regardless, the mint soon returned the denarius to its conventional Minerva arrangement, hinting that these scarce issues were indeed struck for a special occasion.

Struck in good style.
6 commentsDavid Atherton12/05/18 at 18:36quadrans: Nice piece..
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Parthia, Satrapy of Andragoras, ca. 250-238 BC, AR Tetradrachm32 viewsHelmeted head of Athena r.
Owl standing r., head facing, olive-sprig and crescent behind, AΘ[E] to r.

Taylor 'Birds of a Feather' 1.1; SNG ANS 9, 1; HGC 12, 1.

(23 mm, 16.73 g, 6h).

Roma Numismatics eSale 45 (5 May 2018), Lot 373; ex-'Andragoras-Sophytes' Hoard.


The advanced style of the owl and the 6h die adjustment of this coin indicate that it was struck at the end of Series 1 in the transition to Series 2 at which time the die axis adjustment changed from 12h to 6h and the reverse incuse square gave way to a non-incuse reverse. This intermediate fabric is proof that the two series were struck without a time gap between them.

The 'Andragoras-Sophytes' hoard came to market from mid-late 2017. It was reputedly found in 2014 and consisted of approximately 600 coins from at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan (Hoard information: Olivier Bordeaux & Osmund Bopearachchi). Around half of these coins were marketed by Roma Numismatics in a succession of auctions commencing in 2017 and continuing through 2018.
4 commentsn.igma12/05/18 at 18:36quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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Tiridates24 viewstetradrachm, 29 - 27 BC
(struck May 27 BC)
Sellwood 55.6
2 commentsRobert L312/05/18 at 17:54quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Thessaly. Thessalian League29 viewsSGCV --, Franke, Geschicte 4; BCD Thessaly II 15

AR Obol. .45 g., 7.43 mm. max., 180°

Struck ca. 470s-460s B.C.

Obv: Head and neck of bridled horse right

Rev: AΘ- ΦΕ, Grain ear in incuse square

The Thessalian League was a loose confederacy of city-states and tribes in the Thessalian valley in Northern Greece. The seat of the Thessalian diet was Larissa.
2 commentsStkp12/05/18 at 16:15quadrans: Another nice piece
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Miletos, Hemitetartemorion 58 viewsIonia, Miletos 500 BC
AR 1/96 Stater, Hemitetartemorion
Obv.: Rosete on a raised disk
Rev.: Five pellets within square incuse.
Ag, 0.13g, 4mm
Ref.: SNG Tübingen 3018
Ex Lanz Numismatik
1 commentsshanxi12/05/18 at 16:14quadrans: Nice piece..
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Charles VIII (1483 - 1498 A.D.)18 viewsBlanc ŕ la couronne
O: KAROLVS* FRANCORVM* REX• Ecu de France entre trois couronnelles dans un trilobe.
R: SIT* NOMEN* DNI* BENEDICTV. Croix cantonnée de deux lis et de deux couronnelles.
26mm
2.69g
Duplessy 587
1 commentsMat12/04/18 at 05:43quadrans: Nice coin...
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Vespasian (69 - 79 A.D.)43 viewsAR Denarius
O:  IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head right.
R: VICTORIA AVGVSTI, Victory advancing right, holding palm and crowning standard with wreath.
Rome Mint (72-73 A.D.)
3.45g
19mm
RIC 362 (C2), BMCRE 74, RSC 618
9 commentsMat12/04/18 at 05:42quadrans: Another nice piece
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Struck 1280 - 1286, Alexander III (1249 - 1286), AR Penny minted at Roxburgh, Scotland12 viewsObverse: + ALEXANDER DEI GRA . Crowned head of Alexander III facing left within circle of pellets; sceptre topped with fleur-de-lis before. Cross potent in legend.
Reverse: REX SCOTORVM +. Long cross pattée dividing legend into quarters, with three pierced mullets of six points and one mullet of seven points in quarters of inner circle. The total of 25 points is indicative of the mint of Roxburgh.
Class Mb with unbarred “A”, wider portrait and cross potent mintmark in legend.
Roxburgh only accounts for some 9% of Alexander's second coinage so issues from this mint are quite rare.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 1.0gm | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 5054

Alexander III's reign saw the introduction of the round halfpenny and farthing to Scottish medieval coinage.
Following the English recoinage of Edward I in 1279, Alexander introduced his second coinage which began in 1280 and ended when he died in 1286. This coin was therefore struck between those dates.

Alexander III was born at Roxburgh, he came to the throne when he was just 7 years old following the death of his father, Alexander II.
At the age of ten, in 1251, Alexander married Margaret, daughter of Henry III of England. Henry seized the opportunity to demand from his son-in-law homage from the Scottish kingdom. Alexander did not comply but In 1255, after a meeting between the English and Scottish kings at Kelso, he was compelled to consent to the creation of a regency representative of both monarchs.
The early years of Alexander III’s reign were dominated by a power struggle between the two factions, but when he reached the age of 21 he was able to rule in his own right. His first action was to claim control of the Western Isles which were then under the domination of Norway. The Norwegian King Haakon rejected the claim, and in 1263, responded with a formidable invasion force which sailed around the west coast of Scotland and halted off the Isle of Arran. Alexander craftily delayed negotiations until the autumn storms began which resulted in the Norwegian ships being greatly damaged. Haakon, losing patience, attacked the Scots at Largs, but the battle proved indecisive and his position became hopeless. The Norwegians set sail for home but Haakon died en route, on Orkney, towards the end of the year. In 1266, at the Treaty of Perth, Norway formally ceded the Western Isles and the Isle of Man to Scotland in return for a monetary payment.
Alexander, when only 44 years old, met his end on the night of 19th March 1286. After entertaining guests at Edinburgh Castle he decided that night that he would return home to his wife near Kinghorn. His aides advised against it because there was a storm and the party would have to travel in darkness for many miles along a treacherous coastal path. Alexander was determined to travel anyway and ignored his advisors. It is not clear what happened, but it seems he got separated from the rest of his group and his horse lost its footing in the dark. The following day Alexander's body, and that of his horse, was found on the shore at the foot of the cliffs, the King's neck was broken. In 1886, a monument to him was erected in Kinghorn, on the side of the cliffs, at the approximate location of Alexander's death.
Alexander had no heirs, which ultimately led to a war with England that lasted almost thirty years.
1 comments*Alex12/01/18 at 18:57quadrans: Another nice piece
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3470 CHALCIDICE, Chalcis ad Belum Hadrian, Laurel wreath Δ7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3470; CRS 437/15; Butcher Pl. 25, Chalcis 15a; Paris 1762/1763

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑ-ΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on far shoulder

Rev. ΦΛ ΧΑΛ/ΚΙΔΕωΝ / Δ
laurel-wreath

10.99 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki12/01/18 at 13:13quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Struck 1637 - 1638, CHARLES I (1625 - 1649), AR Twenty Pence minted at Edinburgh, Scotland18 viewsObverse: CAR•D:G•SCOT•ANG•FR•ET•HIB•R•. Crowned bust of Charles I, which goes to the edge of the coin, facing left, XX with a small lozenge above and below behind bust; small B (for Briot) below.
Reverse: IVSTITIA•THRONVM•FIRMAT• small B (off flan, for Briot) at end of legend. Thistle with Scottish crown above. The reverse legend translates as 'Justice strengthens the Throne'.
This coin was produced using Briot's new coining press during the third coinage period which ran from 1637 to 1642.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 0,8gms | Die Axis: 6
SPINK: 5581

Nicholas Briot, a Frenchman previously employed by the French and English mints, was appointed Master of the Scottish mint in August 1634. He was later joined by his son-in-law John Falconer, who succeeded him in 1646.
Briot's work was of the highest calibre, and his introduction of the mill and screw press gave the Scottish series of coins a technical excellence previously unknown.
After Briot's departure from Scotland in 1638 there was a rapid falling off from his high standard of workmanship. Although considerable use was made of Briot's punches for Falconer's third coinage issues, many of the dies were badly executed, and there was even more of a deterioration during the fourth coinage period which resulted in poorly produced coins of no artistic merit.

After his succession, Charles quarrelled with the Parliament of England, which sought to curb his royal prerogative. Charles believed in the divine right of kings and thought he could govern according to his own conscience. Many of his subjects opposed his policies, in particular the levying of taxes without parliamentary consent, and perceived his actions as those of a tyrannical absolute monarch. His religious policies, coupled with his marriage to a Roman Catholic, generated the antipathy and mistrust of Reformed groups such as the English Puritans and the Scottish Covenanters, who thought his views were too Catholic. He supported high church Anglican ecclesiastics and his attempts to force the Church of Scotland to adopt high Anglican practices led to the Bishops' Wars, and helped precipitate his own downfall.
From 1642, Charles fought the Parliamentary army in the English Civil War. After his defeat in 1645, he surrendered to a Scottish force that eventually handed him over to the English Parliament. Charles refused to accept his captors' demands for a constitutional monarchy, and after temporarily escaping captivity in November 1647, he was re-imprisoned on the Isle of Wight. Although Charles had managed to forge an alliance with Scotland, by the end of 1648 Oliver Cromwell's New Model Army had consolidated its control over England and Charles was tried, convicted, and executed for high treason in January 1649. The monarchy was abolished and a republic called the Commonwealth of England was declared. The Parliament of Scotland however, proclaimed Charles I's son as King Charles II on the 5th of February 1649.
The political crisis in England that followed the death of Cromwell in 1658 resulted in the restoration of the monarchy whereby Charles II was invited to return and, on the 29th of May 1660, he was received in London to public acclaim. After 1660 all Charles II's legal documents in Britain were dated from 1649, the year when he had succeeded his father as king in Scotland.
2 comments*Alex12/01/18 at 13:12quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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6 kreuzer 1674 Austria Leopold I., SHS Breslau18 views2 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/01/18 at 03:48quadrans: Nice one
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Roman Julia Mamaea Sestertius23 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA
Rev: FELECITAS PVBLICA S C; Felecitas stg. l., leaning on column, holding caduceus

C.21
2 commentsTanit11/29/18 at 18:20quadrans: Nice one
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Domitian19 viewsAR Denarius (18mm, 2.72 g, 7h). Ephesus mint. Struck AD 71. bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis / Victory advancing right, holding palm frond and wreath; EPE mintmark to lower right. RIC II 1447 (Vespasian); RPC 848; RSC 336. VF, minor roughness.

ex CNG Auc 433 lot 386
2 commentsarash p11/29/18 at 18:19quadrans: Nice piece..
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Sasanian Empire. Khusro II (first reign 590-591 A.D., second reign -591-628 A.D.)23 viewsAR drachm; struck during second reign in regnal year 30 = 619 A.D.; WH = Veh-Ardashir mint (in Central Iraq); 3.94 g., 32.57 mm. max., 90°

Obv: Facing bust, head right, wearing winged (second type) crown with star and crescent, inside double dotted-border , crescents with stars at 3, 6 and 9 o'clock; hwslwb (= Khusro) in Pahlavi alphabet to right, GDH ligature and apzwt in Pahlavi alphabet (= may his glory/splendor grow) to left.

Rev: Fire altar with two attendants standing facing, both hands on sword hilt, crescents on heads, all inside triple dotted-border, crescents with stars at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock; WH (= mint abbreviation for Veh-Ardashir mint) in Pahlavi alphabet to right, SYH (= regnal year 30) in Pahlavi alphabet to left.

Sold as a Hephthalite issue in the style of a Sasanian coin. However, the coin lacks a Sogdian tamgha and appears to be an official Khusro II issue. Attribution assistance, especially regarding the mint abbreviation and date courtesy of Tracy Aiello. https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=117193.new;topicseen#new
1 commentsStkp11/29/18 at 18:14quadrans: Great piece ...
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Semilibral Struck AE Triens (Crawford 39)30 viewsRome. The Republic.
Semilibral Reduction, 217-215 BCE
Ć Triens (54 grams; 37 mm).
Uncertain Italian Mint.

Obverse: Head of Juno (?) right, wearing double-crested diadem, her hair tied in three ringlets down neck; scepter or sword over left shoulder (?); ●●●● (mark of value) behind.

Reverse: Hercules, naked but for lion skin, grasping centaur by hair and preparing to strike him with club; ●●●● (mark of value) before; ROMA in exergue.

References: Crawford 39/1; Sydenham 93 (R6); BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 113-115.

Provenance: Ex Munzen und Medaillen 47 (1972), Lot 74.

Crawford dates his 39 series of collateral, semilibral struck bronzes to the early years of the Second Punic War, 217-215 BC. The economic hardship on Rome imposed by Hannibal’s invasion led to a rapid decline in the weight of Roman bronze coins, resulting in the adoption of a semi-libral bronze standard (AE As of ˝ Roman pound) and eventual elimination of cast coins. Crawford deduces that Hannibal’s defeat of Rome at Trasimene in 217 B.C. likely tipped the financial scales to the semilibral reduction. He notes that Capua overstruck Roman coinage of the late semi-libral period when Capua joined with Hannibal in 216-215. Further, in Roman Republican Coin Hoards, Crawford reports that hoard #56, found at Capua in 1909, contained three trientes and four sextantes of the “collateral” series; thus the series must have circulated in Capua for a time before the town switched sides to Hannibal in 216-215. It appears that the standard, prow-type semilibral coins (Crawford 38) came first, because hoards containing the Crawford 39 coins almost always contain semilibral prow types as well.

The obverse of this Triens is particularly enigmatic. Both before, during and after production of this series, the goddess depicted on trientes was typically Minerva. In Roman iconography, Minerva’s attributes are the Corinthian helmet, aegis and spear. The goddess on this triens lacks the Corinthian helmet that was used to depict Minerva in previous Aes Grave series of libral and semilibral weight standard (See Crawford 35 and 38 Aes Grave) and on the subsequent, prow-type, struck trientes (Crawford 41 and 56). Some authors are non-committal as to the goddess’ identity (Crawford, for one, in his catalogue; though elsewhere in his text he refers to “Juno”); others attribute the goddess as Juno who, as Jupiter’s consort, is typically rendered with a diadem crown and scepter; and others believe the goddess is Bellona, a war goddess who is typically rendered with helmet and weapon. Firm identification depends, in part, on proper understanding of the headgear. I think attempts to call the headgear a “helmet” or “partial helmet” are misguided efforts to explain the crest. In my opinion, the headgear is a crested diadem. The odd crest attached to the end of the diadem is possibly a misinterpreted element borrowed from portraits of Tanit on Punic coinage, which always show Tanit with a stylized wheat leaf in this location (Tanit’s depiction was likely borrowed by the Carthaginians from Syracusan tetradrachms). There is also some confusion as to what the goddess holds over her left shoulder. Condition issues and poor strikes on some examples often eliminate this aspect of the design. Fortunately, my example is quite clear and one can see the shadowy image on the left shoulder which extends in straight-line behind the left side of the goddess’ head ending in a visible, rounded point above her head. Crawford may have thought the lower part of this element represented the goddess’ far-side curls (“hair falls in tight rolls onto BOTH shoulders” emphasis added), but this interpretation does not explain the point above her head. The point is not likely to represent the opposite crest, as the crest on the visible side does not extend above head-top level. A more plausible theory, proposed by both Grueber and Sydenham, is that the goddess is holding a scepter over her left shoulder, which is consistent with Juno’s attributes. Other possibilities are that she bears a spear, which is an attribute of Minerva, or a sword, which is an attribute of Bellona.

The Series 39 types and their relationship to contemporaneous Second Punic War events are interesting to ponder. Hercules is an important figure, appearing on two of the 10 available sides of the series. Likely this is a paradigm of Roman heroism during the War. In the myth depicted on this Triens, Hercules kills a centaur for assaulting his wife – is this an allegorical reference to Hannibal’s assault on Italy (and the likely response from Rome)?

Despite its beauty, this type would never again be repeated on a Roman coin. However, related imagery can be found on quincunxes of Capua and quadrantes of Larinum, Apulia, immediately following the defection of those towns to Hannibal’s side of the Second Punic War.
3 commentsCarausius11/29/18 at 06:56quadrans: Great coin , and details,
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Sextus Pompey, AR Denarius23 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Sextus Pompey, 42-36 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.49g; 20mm).
Sicilian mint, 42-40 BCE.

Obverse: MAG PIVS IMP ITER; Pharos of Messina with two windows and a balcony, surmounted by statue of Neptune wearing helmet and holding trident and resting foot on prow; galley with aquila passing before.

Rev: PRAEF CLAS ET ORAE MARIT EX S C; the monster, Scylla, her body terminating in two fish-tails and the foreparts of three dogs, facing left and wielding a rudder with two hands.

References: Crawford 511/4a; HCRI 335; Sydenham 1348; BMCRR (Sicily) 18-19; Banti 8/3 (this coin illustrated); Pompeia 22.

Provenance: Ex Kuenker Auction 312 (8 Oct 2018), Lot 2712; Walter Niggeler (d. 1964) Collection [Leu/Muenzen und Medaillen (21-22 Oct 1966), Lot 964].

Sextus Pompey was younger son of Pompey the Great. After Caesar's assassination, in 43 BCE, he was honored by the Senate with the title "Commander of the Fleet and Sea Coasts" (Praefectus classis et orae maritimae). Shortly following this honor, the Second Triumvirate was formed and placed Sextus' name on their proscription list. Sextus soon occupied Sicily where he provided haven to other Romans proscribed by the Triumvirs. He retained control of Sicily from 42 to 36 BCE. In 42 BCE, Octavian sent Salvidienus Rufus to dislodge Sextus, but Rufus was defeated. It was likely between this defeat of Rufus and the Pact of Misenum with the Triumvirs (39 BCE) that Sextus struck much of his coinage, including this type. The rough seas around Sicily were beneficial to Sextus and particularly rough on his enemies, thus Neptune and the marine monster Scylla, destroyer of ships, are prominently displayed on this coin.
3 commentsCarausius11/29/18 at 06:55quadrans: Another nice piece
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Vespasian RIC-19080 viewsĆ Sestertius, 25.22g
Rome mint, 71 AD
RIC 190 (C3). BMC 560.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: ROMA; S C in field; Roma stg. l., with Victory and spear
Ex Pegasi 39, 13 November 2018, lot 467. Ex Bonhams, 11 June 2018, group lot 3. Ex Superior 2-3 June 1998, The J. B. Parker Collection, lot 7023.

In 71 AD the Rome and Lugdunum mints struck a massive iconic issue of aes coinage for Vespasian, setting the tone for the bronze coinage for the remainder of the reign. One of the commonest sestertius types struck for the issue was Roma holding Victory. Roma is depicted in the guise of an Amazon warrior, a typical attribute for her on the coinage during the Flavian era.

Fantastic portrait in good style.
5 commentsDavid Atherton11/29/18 at 06:54quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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EB0148 Parthamaspates / Archer9 viewsParthamaspates 116 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Bust left with short beard wearing tiara with ear flaps decorated on side with crescents and star; earring visible; diadem with loop and two wide ends plus pendent beaded decoration falling from tiara with diadem tails.
Reverse: Archer seated right on throne holding bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT); archer's seat represented as horizontal line, five horizontal bars to throne back. 7-line legend.
References: Shore 423, Sell. 81.1.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.312g.
1 commentsEB11/29/18 at 06:53quadrans: Interesting piece..
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Parthia - Unknown King (80-70 BCE)13 viewsMetal/Size: AR21; Weight: 3.6 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 80-70 BCE; Obverse: Bare-headed bust left, w/diadem, knot and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 3 waves, mustache, short beard; multi-turn torque w/single pellet finial; cuirass; dotted border. Reverse: Beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ; References: Sellwood 30.14; Shore #131.1 commentsmuseumguy11/29/18 at 06:52quadrans: Nice piece..
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Sarabhapuriyas of Maha Kosala: Prasannamitra (ca. 525-550 CE) AV 12 Rattis (ATEC 5207; ACR 904; Friedberg 120)17 viewsObv: Garuda standing facing with wings outstretched, flanked by discus and sankh shell; crescent and pellet flanking head; in lower region, Brahmi legend: śri prasannamitra, kalasa below
Rev: Incuse image of obverse design
Dim: 18mm, 1.32 g, 12h
1 commentsQuant.Geek11/29/18 at 06:51quadrans: Wow...
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 08.1-1-1B, Kamnaskires IV, Zeus17 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Kamnaskires IV
Tetradrachm
Seleukeia on the Hedyphon, dated SE 255 = 58/7 BC
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Kamnaskires IV left, [Seleukid anchor behind]; c/m: Nike standing left, within rectangular incuse
Rev.: Zeus seated left, holding sceptre and Nike, who crowns him; IACIΛEΩC KAMNACKIPOY TOY E BACIΛEΩC KAMNACKIPOY around, PK monogram in inner left field, [E]NΣ (date) in exergue.
14.25g, 31mm, 12h
Ref.: Van't Haaff type 8.1, subtype 1-1B; cf. Alram 458; cf. DCA 520
Ex Roma Numismatics, E-LIVE Auction 3, Lot 368
3 commentsshanxi11/29/18 at 05:17quadrans: Interesting piece..
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BCC MA21, MA22, MA2318 viewsWarded Bronze Ring Keys
Caesarea Maritima
Uncertain Date
1st-3rd Century CE?
cf. D. Jackson, Roman Gallery
of Locks, Keys, and Seals,
#239, 614, 1005
(romanlocks.com).
Surface finds, 1971-1974
1 commentsv-drome11/29/18 at 05:16quadrans: Interesting ...
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EB0140 Vonones II / Archer13 viewsVonones II 51 AD, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AR Drachm, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Helmeted bust facing with short beard wearing diadem with loops at both sides; helmet with ornamentation (horns ?) and ear flaps. Royal wart on forehead; at each side six-pointed stars; border of dots.
Reverse: Beardless archer, seated right on throne; in right hand bow, below bow monogram #26 (AT); somewhat blundered 7-line Greek legend.
References: Shore 368, Sell. 67.1.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.754g.
2 commentsEB11/28/18 at 07:09quadrans: Nice one
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 07.1.1-6, Kamnaskires III with Anzaze 22 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Kamnaskires III with Anzaze
Tetradrachm
Seleukeia on the Hedyphon, circa 82-75 BC
Obv.: Conjoined busts left of Kamnaskires and Queen Anzaze; [monogram above Seleukid anchor behind]; c/m: Nike standing left, within rectangular incuse
Rev.: Zeus seated left, holding sceptre and Nike, who crowns him; BΛCIΛEΩC KΛMNΛIKIPOY KΛI IΛIIΛIICHC ANZAZH (BAΣIΛEΩΣ KAMNΣKIROY KAI BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ ANZAZHΣ) around, date below (out of flan).
11.88g, 26mm
Ref.: Sunrise 470; Alram 454 and note 548; for c/m, cf. Van't Haaff Type 7.1.1-6.
Ex Roma Numismatics, E-LIVE Auction 3, Lot 367
3 commentsshanxi11/28/18 at 07:08quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Byzantine, Alexius I Comnenus, AU Hyperpyron SBCV-191355 viewsAlexius I Comnenus, 1081-1118. Hyperpyron (Gold, 31 mm, 4.30 g, 6 h)

Constantinople, post-reform coinage, 1092-1118. +ΚЄ ROHΘЄI Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne, raising his right hand in benediction and holding book of Gospels in his left; in fields, IC - XC. Rev. A/ΛЄ/ΖΙω / ΔЄC/ΠΟ/ΤΗ; in right field, Tω / KO/MNH/Nω Alexius I standing facing, wearing crown, divitision and exaggerated jeweled chlamys, holding labarum with his right hand and globus cruciger with his left; in upper right field, manus Dei to left
This coin came with its pre WWII original ticket for a dealer in Amsterdam. Jacques Schulman.
1 commentsSimon11/28/18 at 05:31quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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Byzantine, MANUEL Comnenus I, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1969 DOC 16 CLBC 4.4.3 63 views
OBV Full length figure of Christ standing on a dais, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; right hand raised high in benediction holds Gospels in l. hand. Pellets in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV Full length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, jeweled loros of a simplified type and Saigon; holds in right a labrum on a long shaft. On which X and in l. globus cruciger


Size 19.6mm

Weight 3.0


DOC lists 11 examples with weights from 2.76 to 4.14 gm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
4 commentsSimon11/27/18 at 19:00quadrans: Great piece ..I like it..
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1919b ALEXIUS PB TETARTERON S-Unlisted DOC 37 CLBC 2.5.1 25 viewsOBV Full length figures of John II beardless on r., and st Demetrius, holding between them labarum on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Saint wears short military tunic , breastplate, and saigon; holds sword, point resting on ground, in r. hand.

REV Full length figures of Alexius on l. and of Irene, holding between them cross on long shaft. Both wear stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type.

Size 17.49mm

Weight 4.4gm

These lead Tetarteron are coronation issues of John II and believed to be the origin of the series of tetartera. Thessalonica Mint

DOC lists 6 examples with weights running from3.33 gm to 6.16 gm and sizes from 17mm to 19mm

1 commentsSimon11/27/18 at 16:04quadrans: Nice find...
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552 Hadrian Orichalcum Sestertius, Roma 118 AD Hadrian and Liberalitas 45 viewsReference.
RIC 552; Strack 516; Hunter II 324, BMCRE III 1137, Cohen II 914, SRCV II 3606 var. (band over shoulder, S - C at sides); Banti 488

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder, seen from front

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II / S C LIBERALITAS AVG
Hadrian seated left on rais