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Aurelian Antoninianus34 viewsIMP C AVRELIANVS AVG

radiate, cuirassed bust right


Sol standing left, holding globe, right hand raised, captive at foot left.

Left field: Star. Mintmark: V.
Goebl 222c5 Siscia.
2 commentsWill Hooton05/13/11 at 19:08Will Hooton: Thank you Peter!
Caracalla AE26 Tetrassarion, Odessos, Thrace.53 viewsAVT K M AVP CEOVH-POC AHTOHEIHOC, laureate head right,

ΟΔΗCCΕΙΤΩΝ, Great god of Odessos standing left, wearing kalathos, holding patera over flaming altar and cornucopia.

AMNG Vol II, , No. 2284, Pg 565.

Varbanov I 4373

Odessos is the Greek name for this city known today as Varna, a port on the Black Sea coastline of Bulgaria. It was founded as a trading centre by Miletians as early as the 7th century BC.
2 commentsGaiusCaligula05/08/11 at 22:53Will Hooton: Noted Pat, and thank you for your corrections!
Elagabalus AE26 Tetrassarion of Marcianopolis.43 viewsAVT K M AVP H LI ANTWNEINOC, laureate head right,


Issued under the Consular Legate Julius Antonius Seleucus, Governor of Moesia between AD218-222. A 5th century historian Polemius Silvius, mentions a usurper by the name of Seleucus during Elagabal's reign. Whether or not this usurper is our Legate or another Consul (AD 221) by the name of M. Flavius Vitellius Seleucus, is unknown. What is known is that Seleucus was succeeded by Sergius Titianus in AD 222, the year of Elagabal's murder.

AMNG Vol.I No.824, Pg.254

ex-Gitbud & Naumann Münzhandlung München
2 commentsWill Hooton05/08/11 at 22:51Will Hooton: Thank you Pat! I make mine 26mm, and I will set ab...
Maximinus II Daia, AE Follis.34 viewsIMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG; laureate head right

GENIO IMP-ERATORIS; Genius standng left with patera and cornucopia,

ALE in exergue, K in left, S over P in right field

RIC VI Alexandria 105c

2 commentsGaiusCaligula05/06/11 at 19:19Will Hooton: Cheers Mark!
Serrate of Antiochos IV Epiphanes 175-164 BC45 viewsLaureate head of Apollo right, monogram behind


Apollo seated left on omphalos holding arrow and grounded bow,
aphlaston to left, monogram in exergue

HGC 9, 725, Ptolemais (Ake)
2 commentsWill Hooton05/06/11 at 19:18Will Hooton: Thanks Rover!
Constantine II AE Follis.63 viewsCONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C

laureate head right

CAESARVM NOSTRORVM around VOT X within wreath, large dot

RT in exergue.

3 commentsWill Hooton04/30/11 at 09:06Will Hooton: Thanks guys!
Hadrian Dupondius.44 viewsIMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG PM TRP COS III, radiate & draped bust right

PIETAS AVGVSTI S-C, Pietas standing right, dropping incense into lighted altar.

RIC 601c, Cohen 1044.

ex-Roma Numismatics
3 commentsWill Hooton04/29/11 at 22:13Will Hooton: lol!
55 BC Gn. Plancius155 viewsCN PLANCIVS AED CVR SC
Head of Macedonia right, wearing causia

Cretan goat standing right, bow and quiver behind
IIZ (old museum number?) in Ex.

Rome 55 BC

Sear 396, RRC 432/1

Ex-Canadian Coin

Gnaeus Plancius was a friend of Cicero and strikes this coin as curule aedile. The type recalls his military service in Crete under the Proconsul Q. Metellus. He was also a military tribune under C. Antonius. He later returned to Macedonia as questor under the Propraetor L. Appuleius Saturninus. While serving as Questor in Thessalonia Plancius courageously took in Cicero as a guest in his official residence. Earlier that year (January or Early February of 58 BC.) Cicero was exiled from Italy and Rome because of the Tribune Clodius' legislation which confiscated Cicero's property and forced him to stay 400 miles out of the city of Rome. Clodius was eventually killed along the Appian Way by his rival Milo. Cicero took up the case for the defense of Milo unsuccessfully. In 54 BC Cicero defended Gn. Plancius in a court case (Pro Plancio) in which A. Laterensis accused Plancius of illegally organizing voting clubs (Colegia) to sway the elections and of bribery. Cicero was able to get Plancius acquitted and wrote his Pro Plancio which outlined his speeches and lines of questioning.
7 commentsJay GT404/29/11 at 18:26Will Hooton: Excellent quality and interesting marks!
Q. Thermus M.f. - Minucia-19328 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC. Q. Thermus M.f. 103 BC. Silver denarius (3.86 gm). Head of Mars left / Two warriors fighting, the one on the left protecting fallen comrade, the other wearing horned helmet, Q THERM M F in exergue. Crawford 319/1, Sydenham 592, Babelon Minucia 19, RCV 19719 commentsBud Stewart11/06/10 at 20:22Will Hooton: Love it!
L. Roscius Fabatus. AR Denarius51 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right in goat skin headdress, L ROSCI below, wine decanter(?) below design behind

Maiden feeding serpent, FABATI in exergue, three legged stool behind.

Crawford 412/1. Sydenham 915.

Lucius R. Fabatus was a military officer and politician who began his political career as moneyer in 64BC. He served on Caesar's staff in Gaul and commanded LEG XIII. He later returned to the Senate and served as Procurator in 49BC. He died a Roman's death in combat against Marc Anthony's Legions at the Battle Of Forum Gallorum on 14/15th April 43BC.

ex- Areich, Photo Areich.

3 commentsWill Hooton11/04/10 at 18:48Will Hooton: Good guess but the maiden is Juno Sospita herself....
TEMPLE, CLAUDIUS, (Temple of Artemis at Ephesus) 221 viewsIonia, Ephesus, Claudius, AD 41-54, AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm
TI. CLAVD CAES AVG. Claudius bare head, facing left. / DIAN-EPHE Cult statue of Diana (Artemis) of Ephesus inside a tetra style temple, set on three tiered base; pediment decorated by figures flanking three windows.
RIC I 118; RPC I 2222; BMCRE 229; RSC 30; Sear Millennium 1839. Ephesus ca. 41-42 AD.
(25 mm, 11.14 g, 6h)
5 commentsLloyd T11/01/10 at 12:37Will Hooton: superb!
ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I36 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus.
radiate draped & cuirassed bust right
Pax advancing left with branch & sceptre
Ref.: RSC 109, RIC 42, Sear 8940.
3 commentsJaniO11/01/10 at 07:47Will Hooton: kaunis!
Titus as Caesar73 viewsTitus, denarius.
RIC 951, RSC 67.
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD.
18 mm 2.84 gr.
Obv. T CAESAR IMP VESPASIANVS, laureate head right.
Rev. COS VI in exergue; Yoke of oxen walking left.
5 commentsMarsman10/31/10 at 19:15Will Hooton: very expressive portrait!
Severus Alexander Assarion, Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior.90 viewsAVT K M AVP CEV ALEXANDROC, laureate, draped bust right

UP TIB IOUA FHCTOU MARKIANOPOLITWN, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak.

Pick 1021, SNG Cop 246.

Issued under Leagte Tiberius Julius Festus.

The city of Parthenopolis was renamed during the reign of Trajan and is named after the Emperors sister Ulpia Marciana. It flourished under the Severan dynasty, explaining the sheer amount of coinage from this city of that era. The town exists today as Devinya, Varna region, Bulgaria.

4 commentsGaiusCaligula10/17/10 at 22:29Will Hooton: Noah, that was inspired by you putting busts with ...
AE Chalkos of Rhodos.66 viewsHead of the nymph Rhodes with Stephane right.

Rose with bud, Race torch in left field, shoot in left.

SNG Keckman 391

Thanks to rover1.3 for attribution help!
3 commentsWill Hooton10/16/10 at 22:46Will Hooton: The Rhodian Helios is quite fantastic! I dont mind...
VI - Gallienus Antoninianus - Trophy/Captives - GERMANICUS MAX V40 viewsGallienus - GERMANICUS MAX V - AR/BI Antoninianus #01
Ancient Roman Empire
Gallienus, as Joint Ruler, Billon Antoninianus.
Lyons Mint, AD 258 - 259

obv: GALLIENUS P F AUG - Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right. Seen from the front
rev: GERMANICUS MAX V - Two German captives bound and seated at the foot of a trophy.

Weight: 5.1 grams - quite heavy for the type.
Size: 25mm.
1 commentsrexesq10/08/10 at 21:51Will Hooton: worn reverse die, but still a nice coin!
Claudius II Gothicus AE Antoninianus.26 viewsIMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate draped bust right

GENIVS EXERCI, Genius standing left with patera & cornucopaie.

RIC 48, Cohen 114 Rome.
2 commentsGaiusCaligula10/05/10 at 08:38Will Hooton: Hi George! Yes, its has one of those chocolate pat...
Titus - RIC 783 (Vespasian)76 viewsTitus, as Caesar, Silver Denarius. 75 AD. T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN, laureate head right / PONTIF TR P COS IIII, Pax seated left, holding olive branch. RSC 162, RIC 783, BMC 172, RCV 24463 commentsBud Stewart10/04/10 at 10:02Will Hooton: Wow! What a bust! The die cutter was later execute...
VESPASIAN - RIC 772 (RIC [1962] 90)141 viewsSilver Denarius - 75 A.D. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / PON MAX TR P COS VI, Pax seated left holding branch. cf. RIC-772, (RIC [1962] 90), RSC-366, BMC-161. RCV-2301 (18mm) (3.40 gm).
(Photo by Tom Cederlind) Purchased 08/17/10
5 commentsBud Stewart10/04/10 at 10:00Will Hooton: a beauty! leagues better than mine!
5 commentsantvwala10/03/10 at 21:19Will Hooton: GRANDE CAVALIERE!!!
NOAEMIA VELINA AVGVSTA341 viewsOb Silvivs Papivs Servatam
3 commentsantvwala10/03/10 at 21:18Will Hooton: (current rating : 0 / 5 with 7 votes) It seems the...
Koinon of Macedon, Alexander / Buccephalus, AE2763 viewsAE27, 11.92g
obv: AΛEΞANΔPOC; head of Alexander right, wearing taenia
rev: [KOINON] MAKEΔONΩN NEΩKO; Alexander taming Bucephalus
4 commentsareich09/01/10 at 19:48Will Hooton: I want one!
The 12 Caesars + One Virtual tray427 viewsAfter seeing Potator's image of his 12 Caesar's I was inspired to do my own (of course including Mark Antony! While compiling my list I realized I'm missing a Julius Caesar portrait so a non portrait had to fill in. It's difficult choosing which coin to include in this set, in some cases I only had one (Galba) but others I had many more to choose from (Flavians). I do have better portraits of some but I thought these had more interesting types:

Marcus Antonius denarius
Julius Caesar denarius
Augustus denarius
Tiberius denarius
Caligula AE As
Claudius AE As
Nero Dupondius
Galba AE As
Otho Tetradrachm
Vitellius denarius
Vespasian denarius
Titus denarius
Domitian denarius

Image is clickable for larger size.
To see the coins individually see them in my gallery.
13 commentsJay GT408/29/10 at 19:19Will Hooton: Well done!
AR Legionary Denarius LEG VII56 viewsANT AVG III VIR R P C, galley r. mast with banners at prow

LEG VII, legionary eagle between two standards

Patrae mint 32-31BC

The VII Claudia Pia Fidelis is one of the oldest Imperial legions, on campaign with Caesar during his conquest of Gaul and Caesar's British invasions. During the civil war against Pompey, the seventh served at Pharsalus in 48BC and later in Africa at Thapsacus. The unit later served with Octavian at the Philippi. The unit seems to have existed into the 4th century AD, where it was recorded guarding the Middle Danube.
3 commentsWill Hooton08/29/10 at 13:42Will Hooton: Hi Jay. I had a second look and I'm pretty sur...
255 viewsFree at last, free at last.5 commentsrexesq08/13/10 at 07:47Will Hooton: LOL! Good Job! Free the coins!
Alexander III the Great Ar Tetradrachm276 viewsBabylon mint (331-325 BC).
Price -
14 commentsMinos07/30/10 at 19:29Will Hooton: awesome relief!
Maximinus Thrax Denarius35 viewsIMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate & draped bust right

FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, a standard in each hand


ex-Roma Numismatics
3 commentsWill Hooton07/30/10 at 11:39Will Hooton: Thanks Randy!
Severus Alexander Assarion, Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior.90 viewsAVT K M AVP CEV ALEXANDROC, laureate, draped bust right

UP TIB IOUA FHCTOU MARKIANOPOLITWN, eagle standing facing, head left, wreath in beak.

Pick 1021, SNG Cop 246.

Issued under Leagte Tiberius Julius Festus.

The city of Parthenopolis was renamed during the reign of Trajan and is named after the Emperors sister Ulpia Marciana. It flourished under the Severan dynasty, explaining the sheer amount of coinage from this city of that era. The town exists today as Devinya, Varna region, Bulgaria.

4 commentsGaiusCaligula06/08/10 at 11:05Will Hooton: Thank you for the supplementary info Jochen!
Plautilla, Denarius - bB4 - 016092 viewsRome mint
PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
CONCORDIA FELIX, Caracalla and Plautilla face to face, shaking hands
3.30 gr
Ref : RCV #7066 var, RSC # 12, RIC # 365b, BMC # 419, Hill # 584
4 commentsPotator II05/24/10 at 13:20Will Hooton: Cute figures on the reverse!
Constantinopolis Commemorative39 viewsObv. CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial mantle, holding scepter.

Rev. Victory stg. on prow, holding long scepter in r. hand, and resting l. hand on shield.

In left field wreath;in ex. TRS

RIC VII Trier 554 c3
2 commentsGaiusCaligula01/31/10 at 21:25GaiusCaligula: Thanks Noah.
Aluminium-Bronze 1 Kroon.76 viewsEstonia. Republic (1918-1941) Aluminium-Bronze 1 Kroon

Denomination 1 Kroon
Date Struck 1934
Mint Tallinn
Obv: Arms of State, date in exe.
Rev: Norse Longboat sailing left.
Weight 5 gm.
Diameter 25 mm
Grade VF.
Material Aluml-Bronze
Mintage 3406066, Reference Eesti Vabariigi mündid ja paberrahad, Gunnar Haljak. Väljaandja Tallinn 2008
3 commentsGaiusCaligula01/31/10 at 21:19GaiusCaligula: Thanks Noah. Estonia has a long history of norse r...
ROMAN EMPIRE, Agrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)1786 viewsAgrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)
Daughter of Julia and Marcus Agrippa, wife of Germanicus and mother of Emperor Caligula. The most beautiful woman of all Caesars in the most incredible condition. The finest known specimen orriginally from the Morreti Collection.
Obv. Posthumous portrait ordered by Caligula to commemorate his mother who had tragically died in exile. Rev.The carpentum drawn by two mules, the vehicle reserved for the use of the women of the imperial family in the city.
Cohen 1 ; RIC 42
25 commentsPetitioncrown08/28/09 at 14:31GaiusCaligula: Optimus swallow your pride! Be not envious for ei...
Moesia, Markianopolis, ? / lion, AE14107 views14mm, 1.6g
obv: bust of ?, wearing Taenia right
rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN; lion right

AMNG - ; Hristova/Jekov -; BMC -; Lindgren -; SNG Righetti -; Sear GICV -; Moushmov -
Not known to Ivan Varbanov and the Varna museum.
ex iNumis
5 commentsareich07/30/09 at 15:00GaiusCaligula: When are you selling it?
Faustina, Tripolis, Maeander, AE30143 views30mm, 9.75g
obv: [ΦΑΥΣΤΕΙΝΑ] ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ; draped bust right
rev: [ΤΡΙΠΟΛΕΙ]ΤΩΝ [ΜΑΙ]ΑΝΔ / ΡΟΣ; river-god Maeandros reclining left, holding long reed and cornucopia, resting on water-urn
3 commentsareich05/18/09 at 14:01GaiusCaligula: Did you get it half price?
Maxentius, AE Follis.49 viewsIMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate head right

AETERNITAS AVG N, the Dioscuri facing one another, nude but for chalmys hanging off shoulder, holding horses to center & spears to outside.

MOSTP (Prima Officina.)
RIC 35 of Ostia.

Very strong double strike on both sides, particularly the reverse.

ex-Martin Griffiths collection.

3 commentsGaiusCaligula05/07/09 at 16:54GaiusCaligula: How do you think Maxentius feels?
Constantine I the Great Posthumous Commemorative 50 views AE4
Mint: Cyzicus;DATE: 347-348 AD
Obv: DV CONSTANTI-NVS PT AVGG, Veiled bust right.
Rev: Veiled emperor standing right, VN / MR across field.
Exergue: SMKB
Size:17X15mm; ? gms
Ref: RIC VIII 46
9 commentsbrian l03/17/09 at 20:08GaiusGCaligula: Wow! Who cleaned that????
3. CARACALLA, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 AD24 views AR Denarius, Mint:Rome, Date:216 A.D.
REF: RIC IV 280(c)
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM - laureate head right.
Rev:P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P- Serapis, standing half-right, looking left, modius on head, raising right, long vertical scepter in left.
Size: 3.230gm; 18.3mm

4 commentsbrian l11/22/08 at 21:18GaiusGCaligula: excellent portrait and wonderfull allround specimi...
constantius vox xx com.JPG
Constantius II RIC VIII Antioch 11358 viewsAE 14 mm 1.4 grams
OBV :: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG. Pearled diadem head right
REV :: VOT XX MVLT XXX inscribed within wreath. single badge at top of wreath
EX :: SMAN DELTA I ( Antioch)
RIC VIII Antioch 113
from uncleaned lot

the red spots on the coin seems to be red sand. Could have been transfered by contact with another coin ?? I don't think it's a natural deposit

1 commentsJohnny06/14/08 at 07:28GaiusGCaligula: Remarkable job!!
Barbarous Imitations - Constantine I AE3 (after 319 AD)88 viewsobv: OSMI...IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIOI (coded latin)
mint: ? (perhaps SIS)
2.68g, 16mm
1 commentsberserker06/09/08 at 20:16GaiusGCaligula: Very Interesting! Seems the forgers already knew a...
Trajan Decius AV Aureus92 viewsObv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG - Bust, laureate, draped, cuirassed, r.
Rev: VBERITAS AVG - Uberitas stg. l., holding purse and cornucopiae.
Mint: Rome
Year: 249-251 AD
Ref: RIC IVc 28a (pp 123)
Notes: R2
4 commentsoa04/22/08 at 14:25GaiusGCaligula: I gotta get me one of these!
ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus & Agrippa, AE As, COL NEM2628 viewsAugustus & Agrippa, AE As, 28mm (12.83 gm). Addorsed heads of Agrippa on left, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus on right, wearing oak wreath, IMP above and DIVI F below / Crocodile chained to palm tip, wreath in upper left and COL - NEM above. Nemausus, c. 10 BC - AD 10. RIC I 158 (pg. 51).
29 commentssocalcoins04/13/08 at 19:26GaiusGCaligula: This coins IS worth my soul!
ROMAN EMPIRE, Carausius, Diocletian & Maximianus - Antoninianus4229 viewsObv.: CARAVSIVS ET FRATRES SVI, jugate, radiate & cuirassed busts of Maximianus, Diocletian & Carausius left Rev.:PAX A-VGGG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch & vertical scepter; S P/C. Mint Camulodunum. (Struck circa 292-293 AD)59 commentspostumus03/25/08 at 17:08GaiusGCaligula: Best coin.....ever!
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