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Islands off Attica, Aegina Transitional Issue Land Tortoise 41 viewsIslands off Attica, Aegina. Circa 456/45-431 BC. AR Stater 12.40g, 22mm
O: Land tortoise, head in profile, with segmented shell
R: Large square incuse with heavy skew pattern.

- Meadows, Aegina, Group IIIb; Milbank pl. II, 13; HGC 6, 437 var. (head not in profile); SNG Copenhagen 517 var. (same); Dewing 1683 var. (same); Gillet 948 var. (same); Jameson 1200 var. (same); Pozzi 1635 var. (same).

Struck on a broad flan. Very rare with head in profile.

The head of the land tortoise on this massive coinage is typically engraved shown from above, with the tortoise looking forward. Very rarely are they encountered with the head shown in profile. The profile head was canonical on the earlier, sea turtle coinage, thus the land tortoise coins of this variety may represent a short transitional issue at the beginning of this period.
5 commentsNemonater11/20/19 at 05:28Canaan: That is a beauty
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Phoenicia, Arados 211-210 B.C3 viewsAE 14.35mm (Thickness 2.20mm), weight 2.75g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters kaph (K) & beth (B) on either side of AP, Aradian era date 49 below.
1 commentsArados11/05/19 at 16:55Canaan: Very nice
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Lysimachus AR tetradrachm34 viewsTHRACIAN KINGDOM. Lysimachus (305-281 BC) struck 287/6-281/0. AR tetradrachm (30mm, 17.17 gm, 11h). Thrace, Lysimachia.
O: Diademed head of deified Alexander III right, with horn of Ammon
R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑXΟ[Υ]; (King Lysimachus), Athena seated left, Nike in right hand crowning name, left arm resting on shield, transverse spear in background; YE monogram in exergue.

- From the Medicus Collection, Ex CGB.fr MONNAIES 9 lot 33, MONNAIES 19 lot 44 2004, MONNAIES 34 lot 102 2008, Ex Gorny and Mosch, Auction 42 (10 October 1988) lot 138. Formerly known as NGC Choice XF 5/5 - 4/5, Fine Style. - Müller 41?, Gülnar II 2696? (A. Davesne & G. Le Rider. Le trésor de Meydancikkale. 2 Vols. Paris. 1989.) Possibly unique with this monogram.

Missing the final upsilon of the name of Lysimachus, how could such a talented engraver make this mistake?
4 commentsNemonater11/02/19 at 13:57Canaan: Very nice tetradrachm
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Syracuse, Second Democracy & Dionysios I. 22 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Second Democracy & Dionysios I. 400-390 BC. AR Dekadrachm (42.64 gm). Fast quadriga driven l., crowned by Nike flying r. above; ex: panoply of armor, spear behind. / Head of Arethusa l., hair wreathed; four dolphins around, scallop shell behind. [ΣꓦΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ]. Unsigned die in the style of Euainetos. Die rust on obverse. nVF/gVF. SNG ANS 5 #370 (same dies); Dewing 907-908 (same dies); Gallatin series F: O.VIII-R.F.I #1-2 (same dies); HGC 2 #1299. cf Triton VII #91. 2 commentsAnaximander10/25/19 at 14:29Canaan: That is a great coin!!!!
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Nabataean Kingdom, Nabataean, King Rabbel and Queen Gamilat, AR Drachm. Scarce.10 viewsPetra Year 21 = 90-91 A.D. 3.40g - 12.9mm, Axis 12h.

Obv: Laureate and draped bust of King Rabbel right.

Rev: Laureate, veiled, and draped bust of Queen Gamilat right; date in legend behind head.

Barkay, Coinage 16; Meshorer, Nabataea 153.
1 commentsChristian Scarlioli09/07/19 at 13:26Canaan: I love this type definitly on my wish list Congra...
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Thrace, Thraco-Macedonian Tribes, Mygdones or Krestones, (cc. 490-485 B.C.), SNG ANS 60-4 (Aigai), AR Diobol (or 1/8 Stater?), Quadripartite incuse square, Rare! #147 viewsThrace, Thraco-Macedonian Tribes, Mygdones or Krestones, (cc. 490-485 B.C.), SNG ANS 60-4 (Aigai), AR Diobol (or 1/8 Stater?), Quadripartite incuse square, Rare! #1
avers: Goat kneeling right, head left, 3 pellets around.
reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,3-12,6mm, weight: 0,93g, axes: 1h,
mint: Thrace, Thraco-Macedonian Tribes, Mygdones or Krestones, date: cc. 490-485 B.C.,
ref: Lorber, Goats issue 15; Topalov -; HPM pl. III, 14; SNG ANS 60-4 (Aigai),
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/21/19 at 19:51Canaan: very nice
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Troas, Assos, (c.479-450 B.C.), Jameson 1394var., AR-Obol, AΣΣOON (retrograde), Lion's head right, #156 viewsTroas, Assos, (c.479-450 B.C.), Jameson 1394var., AR-Obol, AΣΣOON (retrograde), Lion's head right, #1
avers: No legends, Griffin seated right.
reverse: AΣΣOON (retrograde), Lion's head right within incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 7,8-9,5mm, weight: 0,52g, axes: 8h,
mint: Troas, Assos, date: c.479-450 B.C.,
ref: Jameson 1394var.(legends retrograde), Weber 2552var.,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans07/21/19 at 19:50Canaan: very nice
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Nero (54 - 68 A.D.)83 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm 
O: NEΡΩ KΛAY KAIS SEBA GEP AVTO, laureate head right.
R: NEO AGAQ DAIM, Agathodaemon serpent, coiled with head up, holding poppies and grain ears, L ς (date) to right. Year 6.
23mm
13.11g
Milne 203; Emmett 106.6 (R4) ; RPC 5260

The Agathodaemon was a good spirit/demon that was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians. 
He had the shape of a serpent with a human head. 
The Greek inscription on the reverse of this coin shows that this is the "neo" or "new" agathodaemon serpent, or, in other words, the new good spirit (of rule by Nero). 

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
8 commentsMat06/18/19 at 06:33Canaan: Nice one Mat
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 2902, Aspendos, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, #166 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 2902, Aspendos, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, #1
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck. Controllmark: Anchor within the incuse rectangle.
reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, holding eagle and scepter, Controls: In left field, ΑΣ above KΓ (date), ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
exergue: ΑΣ above KΓ/-//--, diameter: 27,2-28,8mm, weight: 16,15g, axes: 1h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Aspendos’ mint.
date: Dated: KΓ (=Year 23), c.c. 190-189 B.C., ref: Price(1991) 2902,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans06/07/19 at 00:30Canaan: Great addition, Congrats!!!
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RIC 0387 Domitian As105 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Mars advancing left with Victory and trophy

Rome, 85 AD

13.67g

RIC 387 (C)

Holed in antiquity and plugged in the late 19th century?

Ex-Manfred Olding 2019 n 184; Ex-Sammlung Heynen 1976;Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976); Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)

Comes with old tag probably from Heynen or Schürer. Olding tag incorrectly attributed to RIC 420 (different ending to legend)

Reusing was a German portrait painter of the early 20th Century whose portraits included Richard Strauss, Igor Strawinsky, Max Planck, and Albert Einstein. After Reusing's death his nephew Paul Schürer inherited and curated the collection. Heynen was a friend of Reusing's, and at an earlier date had evidently sold or exchanged or given a substantial number of coins to Reusing, this being one of those coins!

Thanks to David Atherton and Curtis Clay for the brief biography and info.
9 commentsJay GT406/07/19 at 00:29Canaan: Great addition, i love the reverse, Congrats!!!
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KINGS of NUMIDIA. Juba I65 viewsKINGS of NUMIDIA. Juba I, Circa 60-46 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.76 g 12), Utica. REX IVBA Diademed, bearded, draped and cuirassed bust of Juba I to right, scepter over his right shoulder. Rev. (Punic legend) Octastyle temple with a flat roof and a small, central, pedimented tower. MAA 29. Mazard 84. SNG Copenhagen 523. Attractively toned grey. Bankers mark under ear.3 commentsAncient Aussie06/07/19 at 00:27Canaan: Great addition, Congrats!!!
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Shekel Tyre Civic Year 4 (123/2 BC)100 viewsPHOENICIA. Tyre. AR shekel (29mm, 14.07 gm, 12h). Dated Civic Year 4 (123/2 BC).
O: Laureate head of Melqart right
R: TYPOY IEPAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY (Tyre the Holy and Inviolable), Eagle standing left on prow, palm frond over wing; to left, LΔ (date) above club, M and Phoenician bet between legs.
- DCA Tyre 9. DCA 921. ex ClassicalCoins.Com 2005
5 commentsNemonater05/27/19 at 18:18Canaan: perfection!!!
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M. Antony leg. denarius52 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 15:12Canaan: Great addition, Congrats!!!
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Phoenicia, Arados, (c.138.7-44.3 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, BMC 273, Nike advancing left, #1 122 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 05:27Canaan: BOT, graet details
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Phraates IV (38 - 2 B.C.)65 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
6 commentsMat05/12/19 at 21:04Canaan: Nice!!! Congrats
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Phoenicia, Arados 219-218 B.C20 viewsAE 11.72mm (Thickness 1.99mm), weight 1.26g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D.

Obverse: Turreted bust of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Palm Tree with fruit, from right to left in middle field Aradian era date 41, Phoenician letters qoph (Q) in right field.
2 commentsArados05/04/19 at 15:50Canaan: a rare one on my wish list, congrats
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Egypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3128, D-5533, LB/-//--, Elpis advancing left, #188 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3128, D-5533, LB/-//--, Elpis advancing left, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Elpis advancing left, holding flower and lifting fold of dress, LB in the left field.
exergue: LB/-//--, diameter: 19,5mm, weight: 7,11g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 276-277 A.D., LB Year 2., ref: Geissen-3128, Dattari-5533, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.8,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans05/03/19 at 13:37Canaan: BOT, graet details
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Thessaly, Larissa, Nymph Larissa, Horse, Dichalkon14 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
Dichalkon Æ
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 08:43Canaan: Nice!!!
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3290, RIC V-I 061, Lugdunum, AE-Antoninianus, SPES PVBLICA, -/-//CA, Bust-D1, Spes walking left, Rare variant! #168 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3290, RIC V-I 061, Lugdunum, AE-Antoninianus, SPES PVBLICA, -/-//CA, Bust-D1, Spes walking left, Rare variant! #1
avers: IMP•CL•TACITVS•AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1).
reverse: SPES PVBLICA, Spes walking left, holding a flower in the right hand and raising skirt with the left hand. (Spes 1).
exergue: -/-//CA, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,65g, axes: 0h,
mint: Lugdunum, 3rd.issue, 3rd.off., date: 276 AD., ref: RIC V-I 61., T-(Estiot)-3290, Bastien 63.corr., C-,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/24/19 at 21:15Canaan: Nice one, congrats Joe
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RIC 1579 Domitian51 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 06:25Canaan: Very nice sharp bust
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3689 SYRIA Antioch. Hadrian Tetradrachm 119 AD Eagle standing27 viewsReference.
Prieur 157; McAlee 534 (this coin illustrated); RPC III 3689/7

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 09:22Canaan: great addition
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC 23mm 17.19 g Jenkins 115 O34/R6840 viewsCharioteer driving walking quadriga right,above Nike flying right crowning the horses/Forepart of man-headed bull {Gelas}right.
Note the outer ring or crease is a relic of the way in which the flan was cast,for which Hill NC 1922,6 ,where the two halves of the mould did notfit exactly,a ring or crease might be left on the surface of the flan.Jenkins 293,1
3 commentsGrant H03/12/19 at 06:35Canaan: Great details, Congrats
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Punic occupation half shekel76 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 GT402/18/19 at 06:38Canaan: very.nice
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Phoenicia, Arados 106-107 A.D13 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 16:21Canaan: nice!!!
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Phoenicia, Arados 175-174 B.C6 viewsAE 23.04mm (Thickness 2.31mm), weight 6.46g, die axis = 12h (0 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 ayin (`) and taw (T) in field, Aradian era date 85 below (Overstrike).
1 commentsArados02/16/19 at 13:07Canaan: nice details
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Thasos, Islands off Thrace 33 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 Ayers02/11/19 at 14:55Canaan: Very nice!!
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die73 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; bankers marks.
R: Incuse punch; roaring lion left.
- Carradice IV B, pl. XIII, 35.
2 commentsNemonater02/08/19 at 05:37Canaan: very nice
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II Engraved Reverse Die83 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 05:36Canaan: Very unusual
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Siglos Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II104 viewsPersian Empire, Xerxes II to Artaxerxes II. Ca. 420-375 B.C. AR siglos (15 mm, 5.43 g).
O: Persian king or hero in kneeling/running stance right, holding dagger and bow
R: Incuse punch; stylized facing lion in reverse punch.

4 commentsNemonater02/08/19 at 05:35Canaan: Great coin!!! very interesting
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cr 286/1 AR Denarius M. Sergius Silus24 views116-115 b.c.e. 3.84 gm; 18.00 mm.
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; before, EX. S.C; behind, ROMA and *
r: Horseman left, holding sword and a severed head in left hand; below horse, Q / [M.] SERGI; in exergue, SILVS.
A special issue, by Senate decree, Sergius holding the fiscal office of Quaestor. Another dynamic decapitation, this coin retaining the facial expressions of the recently-deceased barbarian.
The photo is a bit washed-out, but the excellent obverse strike is apparent.
3 commentsPMah01/22/19 at 07:06Canaan: Very Nice!!!
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Cr 304/1 AR Denarius L. Memmius12 views 109-108 b.c.e 3.93 gm; 19.50 mm
o: Young male head right (Apollo?), wearing oak-wreath; before, *
r: Dioscuri standing facing between their horses, each holding spear; in exergue, L. MEMMI.
This reverse breaks with the (boring) tradition of The Galloping Dioscuri reverse and presents a bold, frontal, sculptural presentation, similar to the sculptural group in front of the Quirinale Palace.
1 commentsPMah01/22/19 at 07:05Canaan: Great Details, a real beauty congrats!!!!
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Alexander III Price 300054 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.16 g, 3 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, B.
- Price 3000.
2 commentsNemonater01/22/19 at 07:04Canaan: Great life time issues!!!!
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299365 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.25 g, 4 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O:Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, A.
- Price 2993.
1 commentsNemonater01/22/19 at 07:03Canaan: Very Nice!!!
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299979 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.13 g, 12 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right.
- Price 2999. A rare early and unusual issue from Tarsos, "Officina B", bearing no symbol.

By comparing these early Tarsos tetradrachms to the staters of Mazaios (Pictured below) it is easy to see the identical forms of the throne, scepter, footstool and other details. The drapery is rendered in a similar manner, the Aramaic inscription of the one and the Greek inscription of the other share the same curve following the dotted border. This evidence indicates the two series of coins were the common product of a single mint.

2 commentsNemonater01/22/19 at 07:02Canaan: Great Details, a real beauty congrats!!!!
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3805 SYRIA Laodicea ad Mare. Hadrian Tetradrachm 123-24 AD Tyche 42 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 commentsokidoki01/18/19 at 08:10Canaan: great addition congrats Eric
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Mithradates II19 viewsRhagai mint. Struck circa 109-96/5 BC. Sellwood 27.1; Sunrise 293; Shore 85.2 commentsThatParthianGuy01/18/19 at 08:10Canaan: Very Nice!!!
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EB0254 Amphora / Vine leaf9 viewsJUDAEA, FIRST REVOLT, AE 17 prutah, 67-68 AD.
Obverse: Amphora with Hebrew legend 'year 2'.
Reverse: Vine leaf & tendril around legend 'Freedom of Zion'.
References: SGI 5639; Meshorer 153.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 2.463g.
1 commentsEB01/11/19 at 17:39Canaan: nice
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EB0251 Crossed Shields / Palm tree7 viewsJUDAEA, ANTONIUS FELIX, 52-60 AD, AE 16.5 Prutah, Year 14 = 54 AD.
Obverse: NERW KLAV KAICP, two crossed shields and spears.
Reverse: BRIT, six branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates; L-ID K-AI across field.
References: Hendin 652.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.07g.
1 commentsEB01/11/19 at 17:37Canaan: very nice example of the type
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RIC 0162 Domitianus76 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 17:38Canaan: great piece!!!
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Syria, Antioch, 076 Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Prieur-405, AR-Tetradrachm, -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, Eagle standing left, #167 viewsSyria, Antioch, 076 Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Prieur-405, AR-Tetradrachm, -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, Eagle standing left, #1
avers: ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CЄΒ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.
reverse: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ЄΧΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑΤΟ Γ, Eagle standing left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak.
exergue: -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, diameter: 25,58 mm, weight: 13,760 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, date: 247 A.D., ref: Prieur-405, McAlee 1039a,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans01/06/19 at 16:12Canaan: i love Antiochian tets, nice one
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Artemis, Lydia, Sardeis16 viewsLydia, Sardeis
Obv.: Draped bust of Artemis right; bow and quiver over shoulder
AE, 10.57g, 27mm


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
1 commentsshanxi01/06/19 at 16:10Canaan: very nice highlight
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RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius67 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 GT412/28/18 at 05:33Canaan: Very nice rarity congrats
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109 Vabalathus (271-272 A.D.), T-3103 (Estiot), RIC V-I 381, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, -/-//B, Bust-D2, Bust of Aurelianus right, #0284 views109 Vabalathus (271-272 A.D.), T-3103 (Estiot), RIC V-I 381, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, -/-//B, Bust-D2, Bust of Aurelianus right, #02
avers: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R, Bust, laureate and diademed, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear, right. (D2 diademed).
reverse: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiated and cuirassed bust of Aurelianus right. (B1).
exergue: -/-//B, diameter: 19,0-19,5mm, weight: 3,97g, axes: 0h,
mint: Antioch, off-2, iss-1, date: 270-272 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 381, T-3103 (Estiot),
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans12/23/18 at 01:04Canaan: great details, on the list to aquire..
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue. Ionia, Miletos mint.32 viewsSilver Drachm, Müller Alexander 763; SNG Cop 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München - ; Price 2090, Choice good Very Fine , as found Superb Fine Style, toned, centered, bumps and marks, Ionia, Miletos mint, weight 4.004g, maximum diameter 18.0mm, die axis 0o, struck between 325 - 323 B.C.,.
Obverse ; head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse ; AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, feet on footstool, right leg forward, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter topped with lotus vertical behind in left hand, ∆H monogram left.


*Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.

*Alexander the great believed if the world ruled by one king or leader , will be better for all.
Alexander the great was considered a god after his death.



FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
3 commentsSam12/17/18 at 13:55Canaan: Great choice and high taste, good luck
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -25 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L S-EP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– LEG III IT AVG, TR P COS in exergue, Legionary eagle between two standards
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Reference:-- Cohen -. RIC -. BMCRE -.
4 commentsmaridvnvm12/16/18 at 05:21Canaan: It is always great to add unpublished coin,congrat...
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Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue. Tarsos Mint, Struck Between 333 - 327 B.C. 31 viewsSilver Tetradrachm, Price 2995, Müller 1293, Newell Tarsos 6, Demanhur 2045 - 2061, SNG Saroglos 505, SNG Cop 774, SNG München 692, SNG Alpha Bank -, VF, high relief, a little rough, porosity on reverse, 16.663g, 24.1mm, die ax., 45o, Tarsos mint, c. 333 - 327 B.C..
Obverse : head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse : Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), feet on footstool, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, AΛEΞAN∆POY , ( " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ) , 4 pellets under seat above strut over A below strut.

Lifetime issue. Alexander the Great passed through Tarsos, Cilicia, with his armies in 333 B.C. Darius' confidence increased, because Alexander spent so much time there, which he imputed to cowardice. In truth, Alexander had fallen seriously ill after bathing in the exceedingly cold river Cydnus. No physician would treat him, they thought his case so desperate, and his recovery unlikely. They feared the punishment for failure. Finally, Philip, the Acarnanian, relying on his own well-known friendship for Alexander, resolved to try. At this very time, Alexander received a letter, warning him that Philip had been bribed by Darius to kill him, with great sums of money, and a promise of his daughter in marriage. After Alexander read the letter, he put it under his pillow, without showing it to anyone. When Philip came in with the potion, Alexander drank it with great cheerfulness and assurance, at the same time giving Philip the letter to read. Alexander's looks were cheerful and open, to show his kindness to and confidence in his physician, while Philip was full of surprise and alarm at the accusation, appealing to the gods to witness his innocence, sometimes lifting up his hands to heaven, and then throwing himself down by the bedside, and beseeching Alexander to lay aside all fear, and follow his directions without apprehension. The medicine worked so strongly at first that at first Alexander lost his speech, and falling into a swoon, had scarce any sense or pulse left. However, after a short time, his health and strength returned, and he showed himself in public to the Macedonians, who had been in continual fear until they saw him again.


FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
3 commentsSam12/16/18 at 03:57Canaan: another great life tume issue!!!
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue. Ionia, Miletos mint.32 viewsSilver Drachm, Müller Alexander 763; SNG Cop 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München - ; Price 2090, Choice good Very Fine , as found Superb Fine Style, toned, centered, bumps and marks, Ionia, Miletos mint, weight 4.004g, maximum diameter 18.0mm, die axis 0o, struck between 325 - 323 B.C.,.
Obverse ; head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse ; AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, feet on footstool, right leg forward, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter topped with lotus vertical behind in left hand, ∆H monogram left.


*Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.

*Alexander the great believed if the world ruled by one king or leader , will be better for all.
Alexander the great was considered a god after his death.



FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
3 commentsSam12/16/18 at 03:55Canaan: congratulations, dear Sam
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RIC 1399 var. Vespasian denarius76 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 18:38Canaan: that is a great coin!!!!
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Artemis, Oenochoe, Zoilos magistrate18 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 15
1st - 2nd century BC
Zoilos , magistrate
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, hair in sphendone, bow and quiver over shoulder
Rev.: Single-handled oenoechoe between two laurel branches; KY above, ΖΩΙΛΟΣ across fields.
AE, 15 mm, 3.69g
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 108; SNG von Aulock 1642; BMC 87-9; Weber 5508-9
1 commentsshanxi12/14/18 at 14:40Canaan: lovely!!!
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Macedonia, Neapolis, (c.375-350 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, #1105 viewsMacedonia, Neapolis, (c.375-350 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, #1
avers: Facing gorgoneion.
reverse: Ν-Ε/Π-Ο, Head of the nymph right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0mm, weight: 1,8g, axes: h,
mint: Macedonia, Neapolis, date: c.375-350 B.C., ref: SNG ANS 428-54, HGC 3.1, 588.,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans12/12/18 at 16:38Canaan: A great addition, the numph is a masterpiece!!!
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Lydia, Sardis, 020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1312, AE-21, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter,93 viewsLydia, Sardis, 020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1312, AE-21, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter,
avers: AYTOK KAIC OYЄCΠACIANΩ, Laureate head of Vespasian right.
reverse: ЄΠI ΦΛ ЄICΓONOV CAPΔIANΩN, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter, to left, monogram above lighted altar.
T. Fl. Eisigonos, strategos.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 6,97g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Sardis, date: 69-79 A.D., ref: RPC II 1312, Waddington 5248,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans12/11/18 at 01:04Canaan: a very nice one!!!
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665 MACEDONIA, Philippi. Hadrian, Divus Augustus and Divus Julius14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 665 var on bust; Varbanov 3782

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIA HADR[ ]
Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on shoulder

Rev. COL AVG IVL PHILIP
Divus Augustus standing left on basis inscribed DIVVS/[AVG], raising hand; Divus Julius standing behind, crowning him with wreath; altar on either side

5.83 gr
22 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki12/08/18 at 22:02Canaan: another nice addition!!!
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Macedonian Kingdom: Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323 BCE) Æ Hemiobol, Tarsus (Price 3030)17 viewsObv: Head of Herakles in lion's skin headdress to right
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY franked by bow in case and club; above club, grape bunch on stern and N
Dim: 17.5 mm, 6.84 g, 8 h
1 commentsQuant.Geek12/08/18 at 19:05Canaan: That is stunning, Fleur de coin
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4110 ARABIA, Petra. Hadrian 135-36 AD Tyche26 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 commentsokidoki12/08/18 at 19:01Canaan: Great example of the type, a must have!!! congrats...
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Parthia, Satrapy of Andragoras, ca. 250-238 BC, AR Tetradrachm38 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 09:13Canaan: very nice!!!!
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21 views1 commentsQuant.Geek11/29/18 at 12:49Canaan: that is a must have,great coin congrats
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 07.1.1-6, Kamnaskires III with Anzaze 27 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 commentsshanxi11/26/18 at 22:06Canaan: a great addition!!!!
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Huns, Nezak Huns, Anonymous II. King, "Nycky MLKA", (cc. 460-560 A.D.), Göbl Hunnen Em. 198, AR-Drachm, Fire altar,92 viewsHuns, Nezak Huns, Anonymous II. King, "Nycky MLKA", (cc. 460-560 A.D.), Göbl Hunnen Em. 198, AR-Drachm, Fire altar,
avers: Bust of Emperor in winged bull's head crown right.
reverse: Fire altar with ribbons and attendants; solar wheels above attendants.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 30,5mm, weight: 3,32g, axes: 3h,
mint: Nezak Hun, Kabul-Zabul mint, date: cc. 460-560 A.D., ref: Göbl Hunnen Em. 198,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans11/26/18 at 22:04Canaan: very nice on my wish list
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020p Vespasian with Titus (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1650, Cappadocia, Caesarea, AR-Didrachm, Laureate head of Titus right,104 views020p Vespasian with Titus (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1650, Cappadocia, Caesarea, AR-Didrachm, Laureate head of Titus right,
avers: AYTOKPA KAICAP OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC, Laureate head of Vespasian right.
reverse: AYTO KAI OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOY YIOC, Laureate head of Titus right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 6,73g, axis: 0h,
mint: Cappadocia, Caesarea, date: 69-79 A.D., ref: RPC II 1650, Sydenham 102.,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans11/24/18 at 02:30Canaan: what a powerful dynastic!!!
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EB0106 Demetrius II / Eagle22 viewsDemetrius II, Tyre, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 145-140 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of king right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY, Eagle standing left, wings closed, palm over shoulder, ΓΠΡ monogram between legs. A over ΡE and Tyre monogram on club in left field, A ΣY monogram above ΓΠΡ in right field.
References: See the following for ΔΠΡ in right field: BMC (2nd reign) 4; Rouvier 1928; Babelon (Rois de Syrie), 1181; Mionnet V, 583.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 13.81g.
2 commentsEB11/23/18 at 06:35Canaan: amazing collection of Tetras congrats!!!
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EB0091 Zeus / Athena16 viewsSeleukia, Seleukos I, SELEUKID EMPIRE, AR Tetradrachm, 305-280 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Athena Promachos, brandishing spear in right hand and holding shield on left arm, in quadriga drawn by elephants right.
References: Cf. SC 130-133, BMC 33.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 16.251g.
2 commentsEB11/22/18 at 22:26Canaan: very interesting issue and a very nice coin!!!
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV, Meshorer 57 var.20 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 14, 2.33g, 14.31mm, 180°
Petra, 6/5 BC
obv. Laureate head of Aretas IV, long hair, r., before ח
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias, in between x (year 4)
in l. and r. field ח (for Harithath?) - o
ref. Meshorer Nabatea 57 var. (has in field o - ח)
F/VF, sand patina

o possibly stands for the mint of Petra (nabatäisch Reqem = stain, spot)
ח can stand for the family of the mintmasters (Meshorer)
1 commentsJochen11/15/18 at 18:22Canaan: what a great example and rarity!!!
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RIC 0144 Domitian Denarius 100 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
11 commentsJay GT411/10/18 at 16:48Canaan: great addition!!
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07 Constantius II49 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
no beard, Phrygian helmet, reaching
SMK Gamma
Cyzikus 105/111
Scarce
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/10/18 at 13:18Canaan: nice patina
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 335a, AE-Sestertius, Rome, S/C//--, SECVRIT PERPET, Securitas standing facing, head left, #175 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 335a, AE-Sestertius, Rome, S/C//--, SECVRIT PERPET, Securitas standing facing, head left, #1
avers: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reversre: SECVRIT PERPET, Securitas standing facing, head left, leaning on short column and holding sceptre with the right hand, S C across the fields.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 28,0-29,0mm, weight: 19,28g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 243-244 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III 335a, C-329,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans11/05/18 at 20:45Canaan: very nice!!
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074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0173b, Rome, AE-Sestertius, -/-//SC, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, #184 views074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0173b, Rome, AE-Sestertius, -/-//SC, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, #1
avers: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, under seat, wheel, in exergue S C.
exergue: -/-//SC, diameter: 25mm, weight: 13,93g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 244 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III 174a, p-90, C-67,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans11/05/18 at 20:43Canaan: that is a great coin!!!
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062 Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), RIC IV-II 495, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P VIII COS III P P, Emperor in quadriga right, 83 views062 Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), RIC IV-II 495, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P VIII COS III P P, Emperor in quadriga right,
avers: IMP SEV ALE XANDER AVG, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
reverse: P M TR P VIII COS III P P, Emperor in quadriga right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, in exergue S C.
exergue: -/-//SC, diameter: 31,0mm, weight: 19,13g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 230 A.D., ref: RIC IV-II 495, C. 377, BMC .
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans11/05/18 at 10:21Canaan: nice!!
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Misterium Plakett, Lead, Romae, Sirmium, #01 211 viewsMisterium Plakett, Lead, Romae, Sirmium, #01
diameter: 80x95mm,
weight:
mint: Sirmium,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans11/03/18 at 14:39Canaan: great artistic pieces!!!
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bmc12011 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: [AVT] K M AVP ANTΩNIN[OC], Laureate undraped bust right.
Rev: TPI ΠO ΛI TωN →[date uncertain], Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
27 mm, 10.39 gms


BMC 120
1 commentsCharles M11/02/18 at 01:17Canaan: very nice example
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Egypt, Alexandria, 035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), G-1680, D-2297, AR-Tetradrachm, L-IS/-//--, Nilus reclining left, #174 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), G-1680, D-2297, AR-Tetradrachm, L-IS/-//--, Nilus reclining left, #1
avers: ANTωNINO C CЄB ЄVCЄB, Laureate head right.
reverse: Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornuopiae from which emerges small Genius; small Genius inscribes Nilometer before, crocodile below.
exergue: L-IS/-//--, diameter: 21,5-22,0mm, weight: 14,02g, axis: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: L-IS, Year=16, 152-152 A.D., ref: Geissen-1680, Dattari-2297, Kapmann-Ganschow-35.548-p186,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans10/29/18 at 10:03Canaan: a very nice addition!!!!
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3919 PHOENICIA Dora Hadrian 117-18 AD? Doros13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3919; Sofaer 34; Rouvier 773, Meshorer 37

Issue Year 180

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩ ΚΑΙС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right.

Rev. ΔΩΡ ΙƐΡ ΑСΥΛ ΑΥΤ ΝΑΥΑΡ
Laureate head of Doros, right, below chin, aphlaston below, ΠP

9.70 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki10/27/18 at 00:29Canaan: a very nice example of the type, great patina
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298/1. Caesia - denarius (112-1 BC)15 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 112-111 BC)
O/ Bust of Apollo seen from behind, with head turned to left and thunderbolt in right hand; APO on right.
R/ Lares Praestites seated facing, with dog between, each holding staff in left hand; bust of Vulcan with tongs over shoulder above; LA on left; PRE on right; L CAESI in exergue.
3.79 g; 20mm
Crawford 298/1 (50 obverse dies/62 reverse dies)
- Collection of Walter Mirko Stoecklin, Winterthur, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1981. W. M. Stoecklin was the third member of a dynasty of coin collectors based in Switzerland.
- Obolos 9, lot 34.

* Lucius Caesius:

Our moneyer is the first known member of the minor gens Caesia, but the rest of his life is completely unknown. Mommsen (Monnaie Romaine, II, p.370) thought that he could have been the father of Lucius Caesius, praetor in 75 BC (Cicero, In Verrem, II, 1, 130), but there were other Caesii around this time, so they were not necessarily related.

The deity represented on the reverse could be Apollo, as shown by the monogram behind his head, or Vejovis, an obscure god with the attributes of both Apollo and Jupiter (especially the thunderbolt). The reverse depicts the Lares Praestites, the guardians of the city of Rome, whom Ovid described their statues with a dog between them (Ovid, Fasti, v. 129-145).

The bust of Vulcan and the tongs were possibly the emblems of the moneyers.
1 commentsJoss10/25/18 at 18:20Canaan: Great addition congrats
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421/1. Nonia - denarius (59 BC)21 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 59 BC)
O/ Head of Saturn right, head of a harpoon and conical stone behind; S C upwards behind; SVFENAS downwards before.
R/ Roma seated left on a pile of trophies, holding sceptre and sword, crowned by Victory standing behind; PR L V P F around; SEX NONI in exergue.
3.90g; 19mm
Crawford 421/1 (56 obverse dies/62 reverse dies)
- Collection of Walter Friedrich Stoecklin, Amriswil, Switzerland, before 1975. W. F. Stoecklin was the second member of a dynasty of coin collectors based in Switzerland.
- Obolos 9, lot 77.

* Marcus Nonius Sex.f. Sufenas:

Sufenas belonged to the plebeian gens Nonia, a relatively new gens at this time. He was the son of son of Sextus Nonius Sufenas, who had played a crucial part in 86 BC by leading the defection to Sulla among Fimbria's troops during the Civil War. Sulla then rewarded him with a praetorship in 81 BC. In turn, Sextus organised the first Victory games celebrating his patron (the Ludi Victoriae Sullanae), as explained on the reverse (Sextus Nonius praetor ludos Victoriae primus fecit).

Marcus Sufenas' career relied on the patronage of Pompey, whom he devotedly served. In 56 he was Tribune of the Plebs, and with the famous Publius Clodius Pulcher, Gaius Porcius Cato, and Lucius Procilius, they sabotaged the consular elections in order to force the choice of Pompey and Crassus as Consuls for 55 (Cassius Dio, Roman History, xxxix. 27-33). Pompey then used his influence to acquit Sufenas (Cicero, Atticus, iv. 15).

Since he was governor of Macedonia or Cyrenaica in 51 (Cicero, Atticus, vi. 1 & viii. 15), Broughton conjectured that he had been Praetor in 52. He was still in his province by 49, so he probably helped Pompey after his flight from Italy. Plutarch mentions him just before the Battle of Pharsalus (Life of Cicero, 38). As he disappears from ancient sources after this, he might have died during the battle.
2 commentsJoss10/25/18 at 18:18Canaan: Very nice!!!
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423/1. Servilia - denarius (57 BC)31 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 57 BC)
O/ Head of Flora right; lituus behind; FLORAL PRIMVS before.
R/ Two soldiers facing each other and presenting swords; C SERVEIL in exergue; C F upwards on right.
3.87g; 18mm
Crawford 423/1 (99 obverse dies/110 reverse dies)
- ROMA Numismatics, E-Sale 42, lot 484.
- Artemide Aste, 11-12 June 2016, lot 253.

* Gaius Servilius C.f. (Brocchus?):

The gens Servilia was originally patrician, but our moneyer was most likely a plebeian because at this time, the only remaining patrician branch of the gens was the Caepiones. The Servilii Gemini, likewise patricians at first, lost their status during the Second Punic War for an unknown reason and their descendants had erratic cognomina, making it difficult to reconstruct the genealogical tree of the gens. The one given by Crawford for RRC 239 is dubious, although possible.

Crawford also says that our moneyer was perhaps a brother of Marcus Servilius C.f., Tribune of the Plebs in 43 BC. He was possibly the Gaius Servilius Brocchus, son of Gaius, mentioned as Military Tribune by Flavius Josephus (Jewish Antiquities, xiv. 229), who tells that he served under the Consul L. Cornelius Lentulus Crus in Asia. It would match a career started in the 50, during which the Pompeian party was dominating, and continued as Pompey's supporter during the Civil War.

The meaning of his denarius has been debated. According to Crawford, the obverse legend refers to the priesthood of Flora, probably held by the gens, contradicting the view of Mommsen, who thought it was celebrating the establishment of the Ludi Florales in 173. This view has been in turn challenged by Robert Palmer, but without giving an explanation of his own*. It should also be mentioned that Pliny the Elder tells that there were statues of Flora, Triptolemus and Ceres by Praxiteles in the "Servilian gardens" (Natural History, xxxvi. 4), which obviously belonged to the gens, showing that Flora was of special importance for the Servilii.

The reverse reuses a common theme on Servilii's denarii: the duels of Marcus Servilius Pulex Geminus, Consul in 202, who was famous for his 23 victories in single combats (Plutarch, Aemilius Paullus, 31). The scene was depicted with variations on RRC 264 (horseback duel), RRC 327 (duel on foot), and RRC 370 (rider charging). It is also possible that RRC 239 shows another duel on horse, but disguised as the Dioscuri riding apart. The fact that our moneyer used this theme links him to the other direct descendants of Servilius Pulex Geminus, thus supporting Crawford's theory that he was a grandchild of Gaius Servilius, Praetor in 102.

* "Flora and the Sybil", in Ten Years of the Agnes Kirsopp Lake Michels Lectures at Bryn Mawr College, edited by Suzanne B. Faris, Lesley E. Lundeen, Bryn Mawr, 2006, pp. 58-70.
3 commentsJoss10/25/18 at 18:17Canaan: Great coin, details and toning, congrats!!
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0306, Rome, AR-Denarius, HISPANIA, Hispania draped, reclining left, #1138 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0306, Rome, AR-Denarius, HISPANIA, Hispania draped, reclining left, #1
avers: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: HISPANIA, Hispania draped, reclining left, holding the olive branch and leaning on a rock.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 136 A.D., ref: RIC II 306, RSC-349, BMC-361,
Q-001
8 commentsquadrans10/23/18 at 20:46Canaan: A nice one!!!
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EB0940 Ptolemy IV, Zeus / Eagle20 viewsPtolemy IV 221-205 BC, AE 42.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, cornucopia before, DELTA IOTA between legs.
References: Svoronos 1129.
Diameter: 42mm, Weight: 68.34g.
1 commentsEB10/20/18 at 05:16Canaan: This one is the most handsom and hanfull
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EB0943 Ptolemy III, Zeus / Eagle31 viewsPtolemy III Euergetes 246-221 BC, AE 42.
Obverse: Diademed head of Zeus-Ammon right.
Reverse: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopiae tied with fillet before, CHI-RHO monogram between legs.
References: Svoronos 964.
Diameter: 42.5mm, Weight: 70.26g.
Ex: Numismatic Art and Ancient Coins
2 commentsEB10/20/18 at 05:15Canaan: Nice find!!!
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EB0925 Cleopatra VII / Eagle47 viewsCleopatra VII, Alexandreia mint, 51-30 BC.
Obverse: Diademed and draped bust right.
Reverse: BACIΛIC[CHC KΛEO]ΠATPAC, eagle standing left on thunderbolt; cornucopia to left, Π to right.
References: Svoronos 1871; Weiser 183; SNG Copenhagen 419–21; Noeske 380–2; BMC 4–5.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 20.64g.
Ex: Numismatic Art and Ancient Coins
3 commentsEB10/20/18 at 05:14Canaan: Very nice!!!
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RIC 000182 viewsTitus AR Denarius 79 AD Rome,
Judaea Capta issue.
(3.12 gram, 18 mm).
Obv: IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right)
Rev: TR POT VIII COS VII Captive kneeling right before trophy.
RIC 1, RSC 334a, Sear RCV (2000) 2505



Here is another interesting coin of Titus. First it is catalogued as RIC 1. This coin was probably minted in the first few weeks of Titus' rule as Augustus.
Take a look at the reverse. You will see a Jewish captive kneeling at the foot of a trophy. Titus' father Vespasian famously put a Jewish captive on the reverse of his own coinage. Since Titus was very involved with the suppression of the Jewish people in Jerusalem and the subsequent looting of the city, I suppose it makes sense that this subject would be continued on his coins.

I like this coin mostly for the reverse. However, I also think the portrait has some charm to it as well. One can clearly see his resemblance to his father.
4 commentsorfew10/20/18 at 05:13Canaan: Great addition a must have!!!!
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RIC 0842 Domitianus91 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG, Laureate head of Domitian, right
Rev : CA-PIT (across field) RESTIT (in exergue), Temple of Capitoline Jupiter with 4 columns enclosing figures of Juno, seated Jupiter and Minerva
AR/Cistophorus (27.56 mm 11.122 g 7h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 82 A.D.
RIC 842 (R), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted, RPC II 867
ex Numismatik Naumann GmbH Auction 70 Lot 462
8 commentsFlaviusDomitianus10/19/18 at 21:42Canaan: Great additin congrats
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Ionia, Miletos, (cc.350-250 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, Deppert-Lippitz 58 (V27/R33)(?), Lion standing left, star above, #1137 viewsIonia, Miletos, (cc.350-250 B.C.), AR-Hemidrachm, Deppert-Lippitz 58 (V27/R33)(?), Lion standing left, star above, #1
avers: Laureate head of Apollo left.
reverse: Lion standing left, star above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0 mm, weight: 1,69g, axes: 0 h,
mint: Ionia, Miletos, date: cc.350-250 B.C., ref: Deppert-Lippitz 58 (V27/R33)(?).
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans10/17/18 at 20:45Canaan: Nice find!!!
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Ionia, Erythrae, (480-450 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, Imhoof KM 2, Eight-rayed star or flower, #1126 viewsIonia, Erythrae, (480-450 B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, Imhoof KM 2, Eight-rayed star or flower, #1
avers: Rosette or star or sun with 24 petals or rays.
reverse: Eight-rayed star or flower in incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 5,2 mm, weight: 0,26g, axes: h,
mint: Ionia, Erythrae, date: 480-450 B.C., ref: Klein 387var., Imhoof KM 2,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans10/17/18 at 20:44Canaan: That is a great coin!!!!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTINE I as CAESAR. Large AE Follis of Carthage. Struck A.D.30742 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS NOB CAES. Laureate head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: CONSERVATO-RES KART SVAE. Hexastyle temple within which is Carthage standing facing left holding fruits in both hands. In exergue, PKΔ.
Diameter: 25.15mm | Weight: 6.4gms
RIC VI : 61
2 comments*Alex10/17/18 at 15:33Canaan: Great bust and reverse
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANS, AE2 of ANTIOCH. Struck A.D.348 - 35077 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANS P F AVG. Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constans holding globe facing left.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier advancing right, dragging small barbarian from hut beneath tree; in exergue, ANΔ.
RIC VIII : 126
5 comments*Alex10/16/18 at 11:25Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Roman Empire, ANTONINUS PIUS. Commemorative AR Denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.161 - 164 under Marcus Aurelius25 viewsObverse: DIVVS ANTONIN'S. Bare head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: DIVO PIO. Seated statue of Antoninus Pius holding branch and sceptre, facing left.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.2gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC III : 442 | VM : 137/1 | Sear : 5194
1 comments*Alex10/15/18 at 07:17Canaan: Very nice coin and photography
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106p Aurelianus/Vaballathus (270-275 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3056, D-, -/LA//--, L/Δ//--, Vaballathus bust left, #1112 views106p Aurelianus/Vaballathus (270-275 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3056, D-, -/LA//--, L/Δ//--, Vaballathus bust left, #1
avers: A K Λ ΔOM AVPHΛIANOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, LA in left down.
reverse: I A C OVABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHN V AVT C P, Laureate and diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Vaballathus right, L-Δ across the field.
exergue: -/LA//--, L/Δ//--, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 10,28g, axes:0 h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 270-271 A.D., LA/ LΔ Year 1 for Aurelianus, and Year 4 for Vaballathus, ref: Geissen-3056, Dattari-, Kapmann-Ganschow-106.67-p334,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans10/15/18 at 07:16Canaan: Great addition a must have!!!!
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025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Philadelphia, RPC 1340, AE-18, ΦIΛA/ΔЄΛ/ΦЄω/N, in wreath, 125 views025p Domitia (82-96 A.D. Augusta), Lydia, Philadelphia, RPC 1340, AE-18, ΦIΛA/ΔЄΛ/ΦЄω/N, in wreath,
avers: ΔOMITIA AYΓOYCTA, draped bust right.
reverse: ΦIΛA ΔЄΛ ΦЄω N, in four lines within laurel-wreath.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0mm, weight: 5,61g, axis: h,
mint: Lydia, Philadelphia, date: 82-96 A.D., ref: SNG Cop. 378, RPC 1340, SNG von Aulock 3075, BMC 63,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans10/13/18 at 20:52Canaan: Nice find!!!
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Sicily, Syracuse, Agathokles (cc. 317-289 B.C.), AE-22, SNG Ans 749, AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ BAΣIΛEOΣ, Winged thunderbolt, #2142 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Agathokles (cc. 317-289 B.C.), AE-22, SNG Ans 749, AΓAΘOKΛEOΣ BAΣIΛEOΣ, Winged thunderbolt, #2
avers: ΣΩΤΕΙΡΑ, Draped bust of Artemis Soteira right, quiver over shoulder.
reverse: ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ, Winged thunderbolt between legend.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22 mm, weight: 9,59, axes: h,
mint: Sicily, Syracuse, date: cc.317-289 B.C., ref: SNG Ans 749,
Q-002
4 commentsquadrans10/13/18 at 20:52Canaan: Lovely patina!!
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Campania, Neapolis, (275-250 B.C.), AE-18 (Obol), SNG ANS 488var. (O behind), Man-headed bull left and flying Nike, #1142 viewsCampania, Neapolis, (275-250 B.C.), AE-18 (Obol), SNG ANS 488var. (O behind), Man-headed bull left and flying Nike, #1
avers: Laureate head of Apollo left, O behind
reverse: Man-headed bull standing right, being crowned by Nike who flies above, IS in exergue.
exergue: -/-//IS, diameter:18,0mm, weight: 6,21g, axes: h,
mint: Campania, Neapolis, date: 275-250 B.C., ref: SNG ANS 488var. (O behind); Rutter, HN 589.
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans10/13/18 at 20:51Canaan: On my wish list!!! A great MFB!!!
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The Year of the Six Emperors (And a Caesar) 57 viewsIn order from top left to right: Maximinus Thrax, murdered; Maximus Caesar, murdered; Gordian I suicide; Gordian II killed in battle; Pupienus, murdered; Balbinus, murdered; Gordian III, probably murdered but possibly died in battle. 4 commentsNemonater10/13/18 at 20:45Canaan: The dream of all collectors was accomplished by yo...
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Maximinus I Thrax / P M TR P IIII49 viewsMaximinus I. AD 235-238. AR Denarius 2.55 g. Rome mint, 6th officina. 6th emission, December AD 237-April AD 238.
O: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: P M TR P IIII COS P P Maximinus standing left, raising hand and holding spear; two signa flanking.
- RIC IV 6; BMCRE 219; RSC 70.

Maximinus took his fourth tribunitian on December 10, 237. Although assassinated in April of the following year, he lost control of the Rome mint that January. This rare last issue of his reign was struck between December 237 and January 238.
2 commentsNemonater10/13/18 at 20:43Canaan: A great example of the type!!
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Clodius Albinus (193 - 195 A.D.)51 viewsAR Denarius
O: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right.
R: MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing front, head left, holding a spear and leaning on a shield.
Rome Mint
3.21g
19mm
RIC 7, RSC 48, RCV 6144, BMC 98
6 commentsMat10/11/18 at 12:33Canaan: Nice one, congrats!!!
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Otho AR Denarius86 viewsOtho, 69.
Denarius, Rome;
3.03 g.
Obv: Head r .IMP M OTHO CAESAR AUG TR P
Rev:Equitas stands l. with scales and scepter. PONT MAX
BMC 6; Coh. 9; RIC² 19.
Fine tone fine
Ex: The Jyrki Muona collection
auction Fritz Rudolf Künker 304, Osnabrück March 2018, No. 1073
auction Fritz Rudolf Künker 312, Osnabrück October 2018, No. 2822.

I am thrilled to have bought my second denarius of Otho. Otho was the second of the emperors n the year of the four emperors in 69 CE. After losing a battle to Aulus Vitellius he took his own life rather than needlessly spill more blood.

I absolutely love the portrait on this coin. It is rendered in a truly artistic style. The PONT MAX reverse is rarer than the SECURITAS reverse of my first coin of OTHO. This coin was struck on a rather large flan and the quality of silver is very nice indeed.

After winning this coin I was contacted by Dr. Jyrki Muona who informed me that the coin once belonged to him. Dr. Muona has written on the topic of coins of Otho including the paper "The Rome mint coins of Marcus Salvius Otho". I am very pleased to own a coin of Otho from his collection.

Some have claimed that Otho was an insignificant historical figure and that his coins are only collected because collecting the 12 Caesars based on the book by Suetonius means that one needs a coin of Otho. I would have to disagree. Otho ruled in a time of civil war during a truly formative century for the Roman empire. He also gave his life to spare others. To me this makes him significant enough for me.
6 commentsorfew10/09/18 at 22:42Canaan: A great example of the type!!
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Crusaders. Lordship of Beirut. Raymond of Tripoli (1184-1186). AE-Pougeoise32 viewsCrusaders. Lordship of Beirut. Raymond of Tripoli (1184-1186). AE-Pougeoise
Obverse: T.V.R.R.I.S.; tower of David, annulet each side of the tower
Reverse: + D.A.V.I.T.; eight pointed star
Ref.: Schlumberger Pl. III, 26 (attributed to the kingdom of Jerusalem, Guy de Lusignan); Malloy et al. 2; Metcalf 206 f.
1 commentsVladislav D10/05/18 at 05:14Canaan: Nice!!!
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Trajan Decius - the Divi series71 viewsYou can find a full description of the series here : https://www.cointalk.com/threads/ancients-trajan-decius-the-divi-series.296342/5 commentsPotator II10/04/18 at 15:47Canaan: Great set congrats
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Corinthian Stater65 viewsHead of Athena wearing Corinthian Helmet right

Pegasos flying left, coppa below

Corinth
345-307 BC

7.93g

Ex-Calgary Coin

Sold to ANE October 2019
5 commentsJay GT410/01/18 at 17:08Canaan: Lovely!!!
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Probus - silvered antoninianus14 viewsRome
281
6th emission
radiate bust left wearing consular robe, holding eagle tipped scepter in right hand
IMP PROB_VS P F AVG
radiate Sol in quadriga left, wearing chalmys, raising hand, holding globe and whip
SOLI I_N_VICT_O
R thunderbolt Γ
RIC 200
1 commentsJohny SYSEL09/30/18 at 09:56Canaan: Great bust!!!
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Aurelian - AE antoninianus14 viewsSiscia
autumn 272 - early 274 AD
Issue 6
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right with paludamentum
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Aurelian wearing toga, standing right, clapsing hand with Concordia standing left
CONCORDIA MILITVM
*T
LV 7434-8; RIC1st 216
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2204
1 commentsJohny SYSEL09/30/18 at 09:55Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Mn. Fonteius - AR denariu11 viewsRome
²111 BC
¹108-107 BC
conjoined laureate heads of Dioscuri right, star above each head
(XVI)
war galley half right
MN·FO(NTE)I
: / G
Crawford 307/1c
ex Savoca
1 commentsJohny SYSEL09/30/18 at 09:54Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Skepsis12 viewsc. 350-306 BC
rhyton (ornate drinking vessel) in the shape of Pegasos forepart left
fir-tree, all within rectangle
Σ_K
SNG München 329; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen 477; BMC 14
ex Savoca
1 commentsJohny SYSEL09/30/18 at 09:53Canaan: Nice!!!
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Anonymous AR Didrachm (Quadrigatus) - Janiform head and Jupiter in Quadriga (Crawf. 30/1)80 viewsAR Didrachm (Quadrigatus)
Uncertain mint, 225-214 BC
6.57g, 22mm

Obv: Laureate head of youthful Janus or Dioscuri

Rev: Jupiter holding sceptre and brandishing thunderbolt, in quadriga driven to right by Victory; ROMA incuse on raised tablet below.

Crawford 30/1; RSC 23; Sydenham 64b

Roma Numismatics Auction XVI, 498
From a private Swiss collection, outside of Italy prior to January 2011.
7 commentsKained but Able09/28/18 at 04:26Canaan: Very nice congrat
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Trajan Denarius - Providentia (RIC 363)38 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 114-117 AD
3.45g

Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust (R)
IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC

Rev: Providentia standing (L), pointing at globe below and holding sceptre, resting elbow on column.
PRO-VID across field.
PARTHICO PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR

RIC 363 RSC 314

Naville Numismatics Auction 43, Lot 460
Münzen und Medaillen AG Basel fixed price list 391, 1 July 1977, lot 23
3 commentsKained but Able09/25/18 at 23:26Canaan: Amazing!!!
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC24mm 17.52g Jenkins 134 O39/R7953 viewsCharioteer driving slow quadriga right,Nike flying right crowning horses with wreath.Forepart of man-headed bull to right.
Rare die combination Jenkins lists two coins one in London.
1 commentsGrant H09/25/18 at 17:38Canaan: Perfection!!!!
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05 Constantius II35 viewsConstantius II
Ae 18, 3.4 g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is wearing Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards, PARL in ex.

Unpublished


RH-CS0501
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/25/18 at 12:24Canaan: Nice find!!!
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Tiberius Obol Ex Dattari plate coin Alexandria90 viewsEgypt, Alexandria. Dattari. Tiberius, 14-37 Obol circa 19-20 (year 6), Æ 20.1mm., 5.67g.
Obv: Laureate head r.
Rev. TIBEPIOY Hippopotamus standing r.; in exergue,
L Geissen -. RPC 5087 (this coin cited). Dattari-Savio Pl. 4, 103 (this coin).
Brown tone, About Very Fine.
From the Dattari collection.
Naville Numismatics Aution 43, Lot 250 September 23, 2018
5 commentsorfew09/25/18 at 05:21Canaan: Nice Hippo
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Constantius II33 viewsAntioch RIC 132 and 135. All 15 officina3 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/24/18 at 07:35Canaan: Congrats on completing the set well done!!
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Tetradrachm37 viewsAttica. Athens
Silver tetradrachm, ca. 454-404 BC
Av: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye.
Rv: AΘE. Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
AR, 17.16g, 23mm
Ref.: Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597.
2 commentsshanxi09/23/18 at 19:07Canaan: Congrats, very nice example!!!
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CONSTANS, as Caesar. Thessalonica33 viewsObv. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. GLORI-A EXER-CITVS, two soldiers standing vis-à-vis, each holding spear and hand on shield resting on the ground; a standard between them; SMTSΔ.
References: RIC VII 226; LRBC 845.
17mm, 1.98 grams.
3 commentsCanaan09/23/18 at 11:16Canaan: Thanks Yuri, fixed
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CONSTANS, as Caesar. Thessalonica 32 viewsObv. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. GLORI-A EXER-CITVS, two soldiers standing vis-à-vis, each holding spear and hand on shield resting on the ground; a standard between them; SMTSΔ.
References: RIC VII 201; LRBC 845.
18mm, 2.02 grams.
2 commentsCanaan09/23/18 at 11:14Canaan: Thanks Yuri, fixed
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03 Constantius II43 viewsConstantius II, AE 20mm, Antioch. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching horse's neck. Epsilon in left field. Mintmark ANS. RIC VIII Antioch 146.4 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/23/18 at 11:00Canaan: Nice!!!
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03 Constantius II34 viewsConstantius II
AE 2
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, AN Delta I in ex
Antioch 132
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/23/18 at 10:59Canaan: Nice armour on the fallen horseman
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Titus / Pontif Maxim Mule104 viewsTitus. As Caesar, AD 69-79. AR Denarius, Rome mint. Struck under Vespasian, AD 73.
O: Laureate head right; T CAES IMP VESP CENS
R: Vespasian seated right on curule chair, feet on footstool, holding scepter and olive branch.
- RIC II 554 (R) (Vespasian); BMC 113; RSC 158. Struck from the same obverse die as the aureus illustrated for Calicó 746.

An interesting mule. When this coin was struck, Titus was only Pontifex not Pontifex Maximus. The same reverse type was also struck for Titus with his correct titles, PONTIF TRI POT.
The reverse type clearly copies the PONTIF MAXIM Livia seated type of Tiberius. Vespasian may have copied this and other earlier aureus and denarius reverse types as restorations, since he was melting down and recoining the originals to take advantage of Nero's debasement of 64 AD. According to CClay, "Use of the SAME dies for both aurei and denarii was the rule up until Titus and continued in some issues until about Hadrian. Thereafter the style and size of the two denominations diverged, though gold and silver QUINARII often continued to be struck from the same dies."
5 commentsNemonater09/23/18 at 03:53Canaan: A very beautiful and rare coiin, congrats
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Titus / Eagle67 viewsTitus as Caesar. 70-79 AD. Denarius, Rome, 76 AD.
O: T CAESAR IMP - VESPASIANVS Head laureate left.
R: COS - V across field, Eagle with raised wings standing right on garlanded altar, head left.
- RIC 873 (R2), pl. 10 (different dies). BMC 192 note (citing Cohen). Cohen 60 (Rollin).
Very rare with portrait left: not in BM by 1976, not in the Paris catalogue nor in the Reka Devnia hoard, since the reported seven specimens in Sofia were doubtless actually Cohen 59 with portrait right. RIC 873 cites two specimens with portrait left. David Atherton notes in his example of this type, "RIC generically describes the reverse as eagle with 'thunderbolt in claws', so this coin without thunderbolt should be regarded as a variant."
5 commentsNemonater09/23/18 at 03:51Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Mazaios Obol, Artaxerxes III / Lion attacking bull 69 viewsCILICIA. Tarsos. Mazaios (Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 BC). Obol. 0.7 g., 12 mm.
O: Artaxerxes III (in the guise of Baaltars) seated right on throne with back terminating in head of swan, holding lotus flower and lotus-tipped sceptre.
R: Lion attacking bull right.
- Ziegler -; Casabonne Series 6; SNG BN 426-8 (Myriandros); SNG Levante 183 (Myriandros).
4 commentsNemonater09/09/18 at 06:30Canaan: That is perfect!!!
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Caligula RIC 000287 viewsGaius (Caligula), with Divus Augustus. AD 37-41. AR Denarius
(17.5mm, 3.26 g, 5h).
Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. 1st emission, AD 37.
Obv :Bare head of Gaius (Caligula) right C. CAESAR. AVG. GERM. P. M. TR. POT. COS
Rev: Radiate head of Divus Augustus right, between two stars.
RIC I 2; Lyon 157; RSC 11.
Fine, toned, deposits, chipped at edges, a few scratches.
CNG E-auction 428 Lot 344 September 5, 2018

This is my third denarius of Caligula. Yes, I know the coin has a few problems. The is a chip on the reverse, and there are deposits on both sides of the coin. Having said that, the quality of the silver is very good and the coin feels nice and solid to the touch.

I bought this coin for the artistic portrait of Caligula. I was really quite taken by it. I also like that most of the legend is present and readable. I did not need another denarius of Caligula, but when I saw the coin I had to have it. This coin will make an excellent addition to my 12 Caesars set.

Denarii of Caligula are scarce and they are sought after. It is the perfect storm as far as prices for these are concerned. It is not only the 12 Caesars collectors that drive up the prices for these denarii it is also the reputation of the man. Who would not like to have a coin of this murderous and insane monster that also happens to be a fascinating historical figure?

If you do not want to shell out the money for a denarius, the Vesta reverse As is available quite readily and for very reasonable prices. Everyone should have a coin of this remarkable and storied individual.
5 commentsorfew09/07/18 at 07:32Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Augustus RIC 047786 viewsAugustus (27 BC-AD 14). AR cistophorus
(28 mm, 10.86 gm, 12h).
NGC VG 5/5 - 2/5.
Pergamum, ca. 27-26 BC.
Obv: IMP •-CAE-SAR, bare head of Augustus right
Rev: AVGVSTVS, Capricorn right, head left, bearing cornucopia on back; all within laurel wreath.
RIC I 477. RPC 2211.
Heritage Auctions August 30, 2018 Lot 231835
 I love the portrait on this coin. It is a large silver coin called a Cistophorus and had the value of 3 silver denarii. the obverse is quite simple with a portrait of Augustus and the legend "IMP CAESAR". The reverse is more detailed and depicts a sign often associated with Augustus- the Capricorn. It spells out "Augustus" and the device are all surrounded by a laurel wreath.

I wanted a Cistophorus for my 12 Caesars collection. I already have a denarius and by chance this coin also features a Capricorn on the reverse. I love the heft of this coin. there is nothing quite like handling an ancient chunk of silver like this.

The coin will make an excellent addition to my 12 Caesars collection.
6 commentsorfew09/04/18 at 14:18Canaan: Extremly nice, i love it
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Cr 327/1 AR Denarius M. Servilius C.f. 21 views100 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, Z
r: Two warriors, a Roman and a barbarian fighting on foot, each with a horse behind him; in exergue, M. SERVEILI. C. F / T
Cr. 327/1. Servilia 13
(g. 3.93 mm. 21.50)
1 commentsPMah08/30/18 at 08:08Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Cr 390/1 AR Denarius L. Lucretius Trio 43 viewsRome, 74 BCE
o: Radiate head of Sol right
r: Crescent moon surrounded by seven stars; TRIO above, L•LVCRETI below
Crawford 390/1; Lucretia 2.
(3.85g, 16mm, 12h)
4 commentsPMah08/28/18 at 20:46Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Cr 296/1d AR Denarius Cn. Blasio Cn.f. 34 viewso: Helmeted male head (Mars or Scipio Africanus?) right; [mark of value] above, prow stem behind
r: Jupiter standing facing, holding scepter and thunderbolt, crowned by Juno on left and Minerva on right
Cn. Blasio Cn.f. 112-111 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.86 g, 6h). Rome mint. Helmeted male head (Mars or Scipio Africanus?) right; [mark of value] above, prow stem behind / Jupiter standing facing, holding scepter and thunderbolt, between Juno on left and Minerva on right, crowning Jupiter with wreath; Π between Jupiter and Minerva. Crawford 296/1d; Sydenham 561b; Cornelia 19.
2 commentsPMah08/28/18 at 17:45Canaan: Great coin
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Cr 308/1a AR Denarius M. Herennius 32 views 108-107 BCE. AR Denarius M. Herennius, Rome, (19mm, 3.83g, 11h).
O: Diademed head of Pietas r.; control mark before chin;PIETAS behind.
R: M HERENNI, left; Amphinomus carrying his father aloft r., who looks back
Crawford 308/1a; RBW -; RSC Herennia 1.
[The Herennii seem to have adopted the Sicilian image of the brothers who fled Aetna with their parents, but most sources put the origin of the gens in Campania.]
2 commentsPMah08/28/18 at 17:44Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Cr 354/1 AR Denarius C. Licinius L.f. Macer 27 views84 BC. (20mm, 3.60 g, 6h). Rome mint.
Diademed bust of Vejovis left, drapery on left shoulder, hurling thunderbolt
Minerva, holding spear, shield, and reins, driving galloping quadriga right, [C] LICINIVS [L F] MACER in ex

Crawford 354/1; Sydenham 732; Licinia 16; RBW 1355
1 commentsPMah08/28/18 at 17:43Canaan: Nice!!!
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Cr 412/1 AR Denarius Serratus L. Roscius Fabatus 30 viewsRome, 64 BCE
o: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat-skin headdress; pileus of the Dioscuri surmounted by star behind, L•ROSCI below
r: Female standing right facing serpent; [control mark in left field], FABATI in ex
Crawford 412/1; Roscia 3
(3.82g, 19mm, 4h) bankers marks
I should add that I am rather fond or appreciative of bankers' marks. They show the extremely practical nature of any ancient transaction. Imagine if even a small portion of our transactions had to undergo human scrutiny at the level of negating the value of the transaction for every participant, plus the prior and succeeding transactions!
1 commentsPMah08/28/18 at 17:41Canaan: A great coin
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Cr 386/1 AR Denarius L. Cassius Q. f. Longinus 30 viewsRome, 78 BCE
o: Head of Liber (or Bacchus) right, wearing ivy wreath; thyrsus over shoulder
r: Head of Liber left, wearing vine wreath; L•CASSI•Q•F behind
Crawford 386/1; RSC Cassia 6.
(3.88g, 14mm, 9h)
An unusual type, with heads on both sides there is some dispute as to the identity of the images. If both are manifestations of Bacchus, then this moneyer apparently really liked to have a good time and wanted his future constituents to know it.
2 commentsPMah08/28/18 at 17:40Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Cr 329/1b AR Denarius P. Cornelius Lentulus M.f. 52 viewsRome, 100 BCE
o: Bust of Hercules right, seen from behind, holding club, shield in left field, K below pellet in right field, ROMA below
r: Roma standing facing, holding spear and wearing triple-crested helmet, Genius of the Roman People right crowning her and holding cornucopiae, K below pellet in left field, LENT•MAR•F in ex, all within laurel-wreath
Crawford 329/1b; Cornelia 25a
(3.94g, 20mm, 12h)
A somewhat busy design.
5 commentsPMah08/28/18 at 17:39Canaan: Interesting type, it is a beauty
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Vespasian RIC 02 (2)113 viewsAR Denarius, 2.80g
Rome Mint, 69-70 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: IVDAEA in ex.; Jewess (as type of Judaea), draped and veiled, seated r. on ground in attitude of mourning, legs extended, head resting on l. hand, which is propped on knees, r. arm on lap; behind, trophy, consisting of helmet, cuirass, oblong and round shield, greaves, and two round shields
RIC 2 (C2). BMC 35. RSC 226. BNC 23.
Acquired from eBay, August 2018.

My second example of the common Judaea Capta denarius. Here Judaea's legs are extended instead of the more common 'knees drawn up'. Mattingly notes the distinction in the BMCRE II catalogue, it is largely uncommented upon elsewhere. Most likely these denarii commemorating the defeat of the Jews in the Judaean War were struck after news had reached Rome of Titus' capture of Jerusalem in late August 70. The portraits still do not resemble Vespasian, who arrived in Rome in October 70. Vespasian had to have been very proud of his Judaean victory because this Capta denarius type was one of the first struck in Rome in such vast quantities. The Flavian propaganda resulting from this war proved to be very valuable in legitimising the dynasty's reign. Although a very common type, these command premium prices in trade because of the Judaean War connection.

This portrait features a lean Vespasian with short, stubbly hair.

4 commentsDavid Atherton08/28/18 at 09:36Canaan: Lovely!!!
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151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Siscia, RIC VIII 294A, AE-18 Follis, -/-//ASIS, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor with labarum, Scarce! #1116 views151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Siscia, RIC VIII 294A, AE-18 Follis, -/-//ASIS, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor with labarum, Scarce! #1
avers: D N VETRA NIO P F AVG, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: GLORIA RO MANORVM, Vetranio standing facing, head left, holding labarum and transverse spear in left arm.
exergue: -/-//ASIS, diameter: 17,5-20,0mm, weight: 2,58g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 350 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 294A,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/20/18 at 08:00Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Tiberius RIC 002678 viewsTiberius ‘Tribute Penny’. AD16-37. Silver denarius.
17mm. 3.48g.
RCV 1763 RIC 26
bold head, clear Livia.
Found Quidenham hoard, Norfolk, 2014. Recorded as Coin #22,
NMS-480CEE under the portable antiquities scheme.
Purchased from Chris Rudd Numismatics July 23, 2018.


4 commentsorfew08/20/18 at 07:59Canaan: Congrats!!!
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Byzantine, Alexius I. Comnenus (1081-1118 A.D.), SB 1929, AE-Tetarteron, IC/XC//--, Thessalonica, #1200 viewsB 060 Alexius I. Comnenus (1081-1118 A.D.), SB 1929, AE-Tetarteron, IC/XC//--, Thessalonica, #1
avers: +AΛZI ΔECΠ, crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing jewelled chlamys, holding cross-tipped sceptre and cross on globe (left picture).
reverse: IC-XC to left and right of nimbate bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels and raising right hand ( right picture).
exergue: IC/XC//--, diameter: 17,5-19,5mm,weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 1092-1118 A.D., postreform, ref: SB-1929, Grierson-1055,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/18/18 at 11:52Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Vespasian RIC 29 (2)84 viewsAR Denarius, 3.28g
Rome Mint, January - June 70 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: COS ITER TR POT; Pax, draped, seated l., holding branch extended in r. hand and winged caduceus in l.
RIC 29 (C3). BMC 26. RSC 94h. BNC 18.
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2018.

This seated Pax is by far the most common type of the 'COS ITER' issue. It may even have been struck well after June 70, evidenced by the vast quantities that have survived and the classic Vespasianic portrait many of them display (Vespasian arrived in Rome c. October 70). COS ITER in the reverse legend is sometimes unusually spaced dependent on where Pax's branch is positioned - here the break occurs between the 'T' and 'E'. Most examples do not have such a break.

An early fine style portrait with true Vespasianic features. Unobtrusive flan flaw.
4 commentsDavid Atherton08/16/18 at 13:43Canaan: Nice!!!
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Byzantine, Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0205, ANNO/XXXI//NIK, AE-Dekanummia, Nikomedia, 164 viewsJustinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0205, ANNO/XXXI//NIK, AE-Dekanummia, Nikomedia,
avers: D N IVSTINI ANVS A(VG), Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large I, "A/N/N/O" to left, cross above, regnal year "X/X/X/I" to right, in exergue, mintmark NIK.
exergue: ANNO/XXXI//NIK, diameter: 15,5mm, weight: 2,3g, axis:6h,
mint: Nikomedia, date: A.D., ref: SB 0205, p-68
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/14/18 at 20:46Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Byzantine, Justin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,202 viewsJustin II. (565-578 A.D.), SB 0369, A/NIKO, AE-Follis (40 Nummia), Nikopolis, Year UI,
avers: D N IVSTI NVS P P AVG, Justin left and Sophia right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre topped by cross.
reverse: "M" ANNO/VI/A, Large M, ANNO to left, Cross above, regnal year to right "VI", officina letter below "A", mintmark NIKO.
exergue: A/N/N/O/VI//NIKO, diameter: 27-28mm, weight: 13,22g, axis: 7h,
mint: Nikopolis, date: 571 A.D., ref: SB 0369, p-94,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans08/14/18 at 20:46Canaan: Great piece, a real beauty
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Byzantine, Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,211 viewsB 001 Anastasius ( 491-518 A.D.), SB-0013, AE-4, Nummus, Monogram, #1,
avers:- Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Monogram of Anastasius within wreath.
exe: , diameter: 7-8 mm, weight: 0,57 g, axis: 2h,
mint:Constantinople, date: A.D., ref: Sear-13, p-37,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/14/18 at 20:45Canaan: Nice for the issue!!
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B 004 Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0178, Chi-Ro/AISP/TES, AE-16-nummi, Thessalonica, 117 viewsB 004 Justinian I. (527-565 A.D.), SB 0178, Chi-Ro/AISP/TES, AE-16-nummi, Thessalonica,
avers: D N IVSTINI ANVS P P AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large AISP, Chi-Ro above the large I, in exergue, mintmark TES.
exergue: -/-//TES, diameter: 20-23,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis:6h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 0178, p-64
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/14/18 at 19:36Canaan: Nice portrait
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B 002 Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0078, */*//THESSOB, AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), Thessalonica, 109 viewsB 002 Justin I. (518-527 A.D.), SB 0078, */*//THESSOB, AE-Follis, (40 Nummia), Thessalonica,
avers: D N IVSTI NVS P P AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Large M, Star to left, cross above, star to right.
exergue: */*//THESSOB, diameter: 31,0mm, weight: 6g, axis: h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: A.D., ref: SB 0078,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/14/18 at 18:56Canaan: Interesting type
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Provincial, Tyana, Cappadocia, AE28, TYANεΩΝ ΤΡΤ ΙεΡ ΚΑCY KAY24 viewsAE28
Roman Provincial: Tyana, Cappadocia
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 195 - 196AD (Regnal Year 4)
28.0mm 15.3gr 7h
O: AY K Λ CεΠ CεΟνΗΡΟC; Laureate head, right.
R: [TYANεΩΝ ΤΡΤ ΙεΡ Κ]ΑCY KAY; Zebu bull, standing right.
SNG von Aulock 6542
Numismatik Naumann Auction 66, Lot 327
6/2/18 8/8/18
3 commentsNicholas Z08/10/18 at 09:37Canaan: Great bull!!!
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Provincial, Pontus, Neocaesarea, AE31, KOINΠΟ ΝεΟΚΑΙΜHTPO22 viewsAE31
Roman Provincial: Pontus, Neocaesarea
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 209 - 210AD (Regnal Year 16)
31.5mm 13.18gr 6h
O: AνK Λ CεΠ CεΟνΗ[ΡΟC]; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: KOIN ΠΟ ΝεΟ ΚΑΙ ΜHTPO; Tetrastyle temple with pellet in pediment, banners between outside columns, diety or banner in center; flourish at top of pediment; no flourishes on columns.
Exergue: ETPMR (ligate)
Rare
VF
SNG von Aulock 100; BMC 4; RG 147 var. (rev. legend); Waddington Rec. Gen. 13.
Naville Numismatics Auction 40, Lot 150.
5/27/18 8/8/18
2 commentsNicholas Z08/10/18 at 09:36Canaan: Very nice structural type!!
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 213, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, Bust F-B, -/-//R thunderbolt ς, Victory walking left, #1135 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 213, Rome, VICTORIA AVG, Bust F-B, -/-//R thunderbolt ς, Victory walking left, #1
avers: IMP PROB VS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F-B)
reverse: VICTO RIA AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and trophy.
exergue: -/-//R thunderbolt ς, diameter: 20,0-22,0mm, weight: 2,31g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, 6th. emission of Rome, 6th.off., date: 281 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 213, p-40, C-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/10/18 at 09:35Canaan: Lovely!!!
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Caesar elephant denarius77 viewsCAESAR in exergue, elephant advancing right, trampling horned serpent.

Pontifical implements: simpulum, sprinkler, axe and priest's hat.

49-48 BC. Military mint traveling with Caesar.

3.87g

Crawford 443/1; HCRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49.

Wonderfully struck but was probably bent and straightened at some point

Ex-RCNA coin show; Ex: Charles Euston

Sold Forum Auction Oct 2018
6 commentsJay GT408/09/18 at 21:16Canaan: Lovely!!!
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Taras didrachm77 viewsHorseman riding left, holding shield and bridle.

Taras seated on dolphin left TAPAΣ beneath.

Tarentum, Calabria 390-385 BC

7.40g

Scarce

Vlasto 384, Period III, 380-345 BC (Age of Archytas); ; Fischer-Bossert 428, gives date of 390-380 and corresponds to SNG ANS 901.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-Alberta Coin;

Tarentum, the only Spartan colony ever to be established, was founded in 706 BC by the Partheniae - Spartan children born to unmarried women as a product of Spartan desperation to ensure the survival and continuation of their demographic during the bloody Messenian wars, who were later disowned and expelled by the state - and Perioeci (subjects, but not citizens of Sparta), under the leadership of the Parthenian Phalanthos. According to legend, Phalanthos consulted the oracle at Delphi, and was told that he should found his new city 'where rain fell from a clear sky'. After much searching, and despairing of finding a suitable location for a city, Phalanthos was consoled by his wife Aethra who laid his head in her lap, and as her tears splashed upon his forehead he understood the oracle's words for his wife's name itself meant 'clear sky', and thus he determined to make the nearby harbour the site of their new home, which they named after Taras, the son of Poseidon and the nymph Satyrion.
4 commentsJay GT408/09/18 at 21:15Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Domitia RIC 847112 viewsAR Cistophorus
Rome mint (for Asia), 82 AD (Domitian)
Obv: DOMITIA AVGVSTA; Bust of Domitia, draped r., hair massed in front and in long plait behind
Rev: VENVS AVG; Venus stg. r., leaning on column, with helmet and spear
RIC 847 (R). BMC 256. RSC 19. RPC 870 (8 spec.). BNC 226.
Ex CNG E424, 11 July 2018, lot 471.

A brief issue of cistophori were struck for Domitia as Augusta under Domitian in 82. Venus leaning on column was the sole reverse type chosen for her rare cistophori. The style and six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the home mint. K. Butcher and M. Ponting's metal analysis reveal they were struck from a different stock of metal than contemporary Rome mint denarii, possibly from recycled older denarii. At 80% silver fineness these early cistophori were likely struck before Domitian's major coinage reform of 82 when the denarius was raised to nearly 100% fineness.

Domitia Longina was the daughter of the famed Roman general Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo who was commanded to commit suicide by Nero for alleged treason. Domitian courted and married Domitia soon after Vespasian's accession, despite her already being the wife of Aelius Lamia. It was a good match - distancing the Flavians from the reign of Nero and uniting them to a beloved general's family. Soon after Domitian become emperor, Suetonius tells us he briefly divorced Domitia because of an adulterous affair she had with the actor Paris. Dio claims Domitian actually considered executing her but was persuaded from doing so by the praetorian prefect Ursus. He soon reunited with her after a brief separation alleging the people demanded it. Where this coin fits into that time frame is hard to tell. We don't know exactly when the divorce occurred or how long it lasted. However, it is likely this coin was struck after their reconciliation and can be seen as symbolically strengthening Domitia's position at court.

Struck in fine early style.
9 commentsDavid Atherton08/07/18 at 18:36Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 157, Rome, ADVENTVS AVG, Bust G-E1, -/-//R*ς, Emperor riding left, C, #1124 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 157, Rome, ADVENTVS AVG, Bust G-E1, -/-//R*ς, Emperor riding left, C, #1
avers: IMP PRO BVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (G-E1)
reverse: ADVEN TVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding scepter, at foot, captive.
exergue: -/-//R*ς, diameter: 23,0-24,5mm, weight: 3,86g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 278 A.D., 3rd.emission, 6th off. ref: RIC V-II 157, p-35,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/07/18 at 13:50Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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1445 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Roma seated49 viewsReference
RPC III, 1445; Metcalf 95; RIC 511

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head r., with draped l. shoulder

Rev. COS III
Roma seated l. on cuirass and shield holding Victory in extended r. and vertical spear in l.

10.66 gr
26 mm
6h
5 commentsokidoki08/06/18 at 12:53Canaan: Great coin, i love these huge silver coins!!!
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119 Diocletianus (284-305 A.D.), Siscia, RIC V-II 255, AE-Antoninianus, A//XXI, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Diocletian and Jupiter standing facing each other, #1142 views119 Diocletianus (284-305 A.D.), Siscia, RIC V-II 255, AE-Antoninianus, A//XXI, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Diocletian and Jupiter standing facing each other, #1
avers: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle (Consular bust), holding sceptre surmounted by an eagle.
reverse: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right holding spear and receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, A between them.
exergue: A//XXI, diameter: 22-23 mm, weight: 3,48 g, axes: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 288 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 255, p-247, C-479,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/03/18 at 08:31Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Phoenicia, Arados 111-110 B.C24 viewsAR 12.65mm (Thickness 1.56mm), weight 1.57g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), Hemidrachm.

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

Reverse: Prow of galley left with stem rising forward, BC (Greek), G (gimel - Phoenicia) monogram above, Aradian era date ΘMP (149) below, border of dots.
2 commentsArados07/31/18 at 10:11Canaan: Very nice addition, congrats!!!
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06 Constantius II30 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, PDC/ FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO,bearded, bare-headed, reaching. CONSI

Constantinople
RIC 127.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/28/18 at 14:16Canaan: Nice crescent on it!!!
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Phoenicia, Arados 189-188 B.C25 viewsAE 15.90mm (Thickness 2.54mm), weight 2.92g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters taw (T) and ayin (‘) on either side of AP, Aradian era date 71 below.
2 commentsArados07/28/18 at 14:14Canaan: Great addition, very nice desert Patina and highli...
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Edward VI (1547 - 1553 A.D.)40 viewsAR Shilling
O:  (tun) ЄDWΛRD’· VI : D’· S’ ΛGl’: FRΛ’· Z : hIB’· RЄX :, crowned and mantled bust facing slightly left; rose to left, XII to right.
R:  (tun) POSVI DЄVM ·’ : ΛDIVTOR Є’· MEV·’·, coat-of-arms over long cross fourchée.
5.7g
32mm
North 1937; SCBC 2482
4 commentsMat07/28/18 at 11:04Canaan: Nice!!!
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Roman Empire, Tiberius Denarius152 viewsTiberius denarius Group 4, c. 18 - 35 A.D. Lugdunum mint, 17.5mm., 3.79g.
O: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS; One of the ribbons of Tiberius' laurel wreath falls over his neck.
R: PONTIF MAXIM; No base under the throne (just the single exergual line), Pax usually holds scepter (or rarely a reversed spear), her feet rest on a low footstool.
- RIC 30
3 commentsNemonater07/20/18 at 16:34Canaan: Great coin i love it
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Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 A.D.)35 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Α Κ Γ ΟVΙΒ ΤΡЄΒ ΓΑΛΛΟϹ ЄVϹЄΒ, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: LΓ (year 3) (252/3), Eagle standing right, with wreath in beak; palm frond over shoulder.
11.4g
23mm
Emmett 3667; Milne 3858.

Ex Baldwins, 2003
4 commentsMat07/20/18 at 10:02Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Maximinus I Thrax24 viewsMaximinus I Thrax (the Thracian), AE Sestertius, 20.39g. 236-238 AD. MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate, cuirassed, draped bust right / SALVS AVGVSTI S-C, Salus seated left, feeding snake rising from altar. RIC 85; Cohen 92; BMCRE 175-176; Banti 24; Sear 8338.1 commentsMolinari07/19/18 at 20:50Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Phoenicia, Arados 164-163 B.C27 viewsAE 16.29mm (Thickness 2.22mm), weight 3.22g, die axis = 12h (30 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Braided, bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters daleph (D) and nun (N) above, Aradian era date 96 below.
2 commentsArados07/14/18 at 22:00Canaan: Extremly nice, i love it
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053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova-Jekov (2014) 06.22.01.01, AE-17, MARKIANOΠOΛIT, Eagle standing facing, #1146 views053p Geta (209-211 A.D.), Moesia, Markianopolis, Hristova-Jekov (2014) 06.22.01.01, AE-17, MARKIANOΠOΛIT, Eagle standing facing, #1
avers: Π CEΠT ΓETAC, Bust of younger Geta, draped, bare-headed, right.
reverse: MARKIANOΠOΛIT, Eagle standing facing, head right, wings spread.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16mm, weight: 2,44g, axis: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Markianopolis, date: Geta as Caesar, 198-209 A.D., ref: Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.22.1.1., Moushmov 516,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/14/18 at 15:31Canaan: Interesting type
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 157, Rome, ADVENTVS AVG, Bust B-F, -/-//R ͜• Z, Emperor riding left, #1178 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 157, Rome, ADVENTVS AVG, Bust B-F, -/-//R ͜• Z, Emperor riding left, #1
avers: IMP PRO BVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (B,F)
reverse: ADVEN TVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.
exergue: -/-//R ͜• Z, diameter: 23,0-24,0mm, weight: 3,87g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 279-A.D., 4th. emission, 7th officina, ref: RIC V-II 157-4-7-B, MPR 385,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans07/14/18 at 15:29Canaan: Very nice, details silvering and centering all per...
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Byzantine, MANUEL COMENUNUS, METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON SBCV-1968 DOC 15 CLBC 4.4.2 161 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.
6 commentsSimon07/14/18 at 15:24Canaan: Extremly nice, i love it
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160 Theodosius I. (379-395 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC IX 029a, -/-//SMKΓ, AE-3 Follis, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Theodosius I. on horseback right, #1139 views160 Theodosius I. (379-395 A.D.), Cyzicus, RIC IX 029a, -/-//SMKΓ, AE-3 Follis, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Theodosius I. on horseback right, #1
avers: D N THEODO SIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Theodosius I. on horseback right, raising right hand.
exergue: -/-//SMKΓ, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 1,96g, axes:6h,
mint: Cyzicus, date: A.D., ref: RIC IX 29a,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans07/13/18 at 20:27Canaan: Nice!!!
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Maximinus II Daia42 views1 commentsPaul R307/11/18 at 08:56Canaan: Nice!!!
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Phoenicia, Arados 59-58 B.C28 viewsAE 13.33mm (Thickness 2.94mm), weight 2.77g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Jugate, Braided, bearded head of Zeus and Astarte wearing stephane facing right, dotted border.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena figurehead, holding wreath in right, trident in left, Phoenician letter qoph (Q) and Greek letter T left under prow, Aradian era date 201 (CA) right.
2 commentsArados07/11/18 at 06:34Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Asia Minor, Caria, Cidramus, Caligula, Goddess Sparzene29 viewsCaligula, AD 37-41
Caria, Cidramus
AE 17
Obv.: ΣΕΒΑΣTOΣ, Bare head left.
Rev.: ΚΙΔΡΑΜΗΝΩΝ ΜΟΥΣΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΛΛΙΚΡΑΤΟΥΣ ΠΡ, Goddess Sparzene standing facing, with outstretched arms.
AE, 5.33g, 17mm
Ref.: RPC I 2874
2 commentsshanxi07/04/18 at 14:13Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Possibly Elymais. Arsacid dynasty. Osroes (1st quarter of 2nd century A.D.). Probably Parthia. Osroes I (109-129 A.D.).36 viewsvan't Haaff 15.3.1-1; de Morgan --; BMC -- Sear GICV --; Alram --

AE (Elymaean) obol or (Parthian) chalkous, 1.91 g., 12.22 mm. max., 0°

Obv: Bust facing left, with long beard and hair dressed in Parthian fashion, with a large tuft behind the face extending to the back of the head, topped by a large tuft bound with a diadem, its tips streaming behind; pellet border.

Rev: Diademed female bust (Tyche, if a Parthian emission) right; possible traces of inscription (date) to right; no border.

Van't Haaff recognized that "the attribution of Type 15 coins has been controversial" and notes that de Morgan, Le Rider and Alram have posited that they are issues of Osroes I of Parthia. Hoover agrees with these scholars, "[d]espite their appearance in the French excavations of Susa." He notes a stylistic affinity between them and Sellwood Type 80. This coin apparently appeared in association with Elymaean bronze coins in a commercial hoard, and not in the French excavations referred to by Hoover. Bell retains these emissions in the Elymaean series, but questions whether there was a separate Elymaean king Osroes. Rezakhani tentatively concludes that the Elymaean and Parthian Osroes are in fact the same person.

Attribution assistance courtesy of Robert L3 (http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=112957.0;topicseen).
2 commentsStkp07/03/18 at 08:53Canaan: Interesting
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1527A Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor. 128 AD24 viewsReference.
Metcalf -. RIC -. RPC III 1527A

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head of Hadrian to right.

Rev. COS III
Youthful male figure (Apollo?) standing front, head to left, holding long scepter.

10.75 gr
29 mm
6h

Note.
Apparently unpublished and unique
1 commentsokidoki06/30/18 at 13:50Canaan: Great find, congrats!!!
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syd521a17 viewsElagabalus
Caesarea, Cappadocia


Obv: AV K M AVPHΛI ANTWNεINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MHTPOΠ KAICAPI, Agalma of Mt. Argaeus on altar inscribed with εTΓ
27 mm, 11.28 gms

Sydenham 521a (sl different reverse legend)
1 commentsCharles M06/26/18 at 08:09Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Asia Minor, Cappadocia, Caesarea, Severus Alexander, Kalathos 10 viewsSeverus Alexander
Cappadocia. Caesarea.
AE 19
Dated Year 7=AD 228/9
Obv.: AV K CЄOVH AΛЄZAN, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: MHTP KAICA, kalathos containing eight ears of corn, ET Z (date) below.
Æ, 19mm, 7,79g
Ref.: BMC Cappadocia, p.91, 333 var.
1 commentsshanxi06/26/18 at 08:08Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Philip Arab24 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
Rv. SAECVLVM NOVVM
Temple of six columns whit statue of Roma inside, holding sceptre
RIC - Bland 47 Òvàri 64A, 4,18g , Antiochia, RRR
1 commentsPriscus06/26/18 at 08:07Canaan: Very nice!!! a great rarity
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Owl, Athena, club, Γ 19 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE15, 200-133 BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet with star
Rev.: Owl with spread wings standing on palm, ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ above and below, club and large Γ left and right
AE, 2.67g, 15mm
Ref.:
1 commentsshanxi06/26/18 at 08:06Canaan: great details
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John Hyrcanus I, Hasmonean AE Prutah, (103-76 BC)29 viewsAncient Greek, John Hyrcanus I, Hasmonean AE Prutah, (103-76 BC)

Obverse: "Yehonatan the High Priest & the Council of the Jews", Four lines of Paleo-Hebrew text within wreath. First three lines are readable, the rest are blundered possibly.

YHWHNN
KHHNHGD
WLHHBR
HYHWDYM

𐤉𐤄‬𐤅𐤇‬𐤍𐤍
𐤄‬𐤊‬𐤄‬𐤍𐤄‬‬𐤂𐤃‬
𐤅𐤋𐤄‬‬𐤇‬𐤁‬𐤓
𐤅𐤄‬𐤃‬𐤃‬𐤌

Reverse: Two joined cornucopias, ribbons on each side, pomegranate between, all within dotted circle border. Two monogram characters right and left.

Reference: Hendin 1133 var

Ex: Holyland Ancient Coins Corporation - Musa Ali
1 commentsGil-galad06/26/18 at 08:06Canaan: Nice!!!
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01 Constantius Gallus50 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching
ALEB / dot S dot left
Alexandria 79
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/26/18 at 08:05Canaan: Very nice!!!Especially the hair cut!!!
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Meherdates62 viewsAR drachm, 3.821 g, 20.8 mm, Sellwood 67.1 (Vonones II), Shore 368 (Vonones II), Sunrise 417 (Meherdates), SNG Cop 204 (Vardanes II), Ekbatana mint. Bust facing with moustache and very short beard, royal wart on brow, tiara with ear flaps and ornamented with a horn on each side, diadem loop and end extending on each side, flanked by two six-pointed stars / Blundered Greek legend forming square around, archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, bow in extended right hand, cross below seat, Ekbatana mint monogram below bow.

From the Robert L3 Collection, ex Imperial Coins and Artifacts
5 commentsThatParthianGuy06/26/18 at 06:00Canaan: Nice moustache!!!
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Phraates III48 viewsAR drachm, 4.095 g, 19.4 mm, Sellwood 38.10 variant (same), Shore -, Sunrise -, Margiane mint. Diademed and draped bust left, long pointed beard, pellet-ended spiral torque, border of dots / Archer (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, wearing bashlyk and cloak, bow in right hand, Π below bow; squared six-line Greek inscription BAΣIΛEΩΣ / MEΓAΛOY above, APΣAKOY on right, EYEPΓETOY below, EΠIΦANOYΣ / ΦIΛEΛΛHNOΣ on the left.

From the Robert L3 Collection, ex Pars Coins
3 commentsThatParthianGuy06/26/18 at 05:59Canaan: Nice!!!
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03b Domitian as Caesar RIC 922101 viewsAR Denarius, 3.31g
Rome mint, 76-77 AD (Vespasian)
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS IIII; Pegasus, standing r.
RIC 922 (R2). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Marc Walter, May 2018. Ex Künker eLive Auction 37, 20 October 2015, lot 152.

A rare obverse legend variant of the Pegasus type struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian. Here we have 'CAES' instead of the much more common 'CAESAR'. No reverse die links between the two different obverses have been found, perhaps suggesting the 'CAES' issue came slightly later. Out of 240 Domitian Pegasus denarii on acsearch, only 6 have the 'CAES' obverse. The reverse copies a denarius struck for Augustus (RIC 297). Mattingly speculates it refers to Domitian's poetic aspirations.

Curtis Clay's comments concerning this variant - 'I had forgotten about this variety, but find that I had written into my BMC 193: Var. CAES for CAESAR, CNG Website 6247, May 2001 (2.78g). RIC new ed. 922 calls it R2 and cites examples in Glasgow (ill. pl. 10) and Oxford.'

Struck in the very finest of styles.
7 commentsDavid Atherton06/19/18 at 18:01Canaan: Great coin, Congrats!!
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Vespasian-RIC-1432140 viewsAR Denarius, 3.29g
Ephesus Mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. l., with wreath and palm; at lower l., EPHE
RIC 1432 (R2). BMC p. 96, *. RSC 281. RPC 834 (2 spec.). BNC 354.
Acquired from Pavlos S. Pavlov, May 2018.

Victory advancing left was a commonly struck reverse type at Ephesus up until Vespasian's COS III issue. From this issue going forward, the mint favoured the Victory advancing right and sparingly struck the advancing left variant. As a matter of fact, the left Victory virtually disappears by the time the COS V issue was produced. So, a very rare type for COS III - just 2 Victory left specimens versus 14 right specimens cited in RPC.

Fabulous Ephesian style!

12 commentsDavid Atherton06/13/18 at 18:24Canaan: Perfection!!! Fleur de coin!!!
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5716 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 127-28 AD Nilus reclining on crocodile21 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5716; Köln 990; Emmett 1014.12

Issue L ΔWΔƐΚΑΤΟΥ = year 12

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

Rev. L ΔWΔƐΚ(Α)
Nilus reclining, l., holding cornucopia and reed; below, crocodile; above ΙϚ

25.76 gr
36 mm
12h
1 commentsokidoki06/11/18 at 14:24Canaan: Very attractive, and reclining on crocodile!!!!
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Germanicus27 viewsGermanicus. Died AD 19. Æ As (28.5mm, 9.74 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, AD 42-43. Bare head right / Legend around large S • C. RIC I 106 (Claudius); von Kaenel Type 79.

From the estate of Thomas Bentley Cederlind.
2 commentsAjax06/10/18 at 18:29Canaan: Nice!!!
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L. Mussidius Longus17 viewsAR Denarius (17 mm, 3.79 g), Rome 42 BC.
Obv. CONCORDIA, Diademed and veiled bust of Concordia to right; [below chin, crescent.]
Rev. L·MVSSIDIVS·LONGVS, Shrine of Venus Cloacina, the platform inscribed CLOACIN.
Sear Imperators 188b; Craw. 494/42c.
1 commentsAjax06/10/18 at 18:28Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Maximinus II Daia35 viewsSize and weight: 24x25mm; 6.9g.
Obverse: GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES
Laureate head right. Divergent wreath ties with pointed ends.
Reverse: GENIO CA-ESARIS
Genius standing facing, head left, wearing modius on head, chlamys across left shoulder, right hand holding out a patera from which liquid flows, left arm holding a cornucopia behind.
Field Marks: K in left field, Δ over P in right field.
Exergue: ALE
Reference: RIC VI Alexandria 99a.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/10/18 at 18:27Canaan: Nice!!!
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Domitian (81 - 96 A.D.)64 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
AR Tetradrachm
O: AVT KAISAR DOMITIANOS SEB GERM, laureate head right; aegis at point of bust.
R: ETOUS NEOV IEROV H, eagle standing facing right on thunderbolt; palm in right field. RY 8 (88/9 AD)
14.77g
26mm
Prieur 145; RPC II 1978; Wruck 108
8 commentsMat06/08/18 at 06:34Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Domitian as Caesar / Pegasus83 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 76-77 AD
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right
Rev: COS IIII, Pegasus pawing ground right
- RIC V922 (R2). BMC - . RSC -

A rare obverse legend variant with CAES rather than Caesar, struck for Domitian Caesar under Vespasian.
6 commentsNemonater06/08/18 at 05:59Canaan: Very nice!!!
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RIC 2, p.257, 191 - Trajan, Spes14 viewsTrajan
AR-Denar
Obv: MP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt.
AR
Ref.: RIC 191
1 commentsshanxi06/06/18 at 20:38Canaan: Great details!!!!
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Asia Minor, Lykia, Dynasts of Lykia, Trbbenimi, scalp of lion, triskeles18 viewsTrbbenimi
Asia Minor, Dynasts of Lykia
AR Tetrobol
Obv.: Facing scalp of lion.
Rev.: Triskeles within incuse circle, TRBBÊNEME (in Lycian) around
Ag, 3.12g, 17mm
Ref.: Müseler VIII.25-7; SNG von Aulock 4215
2 commentsshanxi06/06/18 at 20:38Canaan: I love these, on my list!!! Congrats.
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Lucius Aelius Caesar43 viewsAelius. Caesar, AD 136-138. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.15 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian, AD 137.
O: L AELIVS CAESAR, Bare head left
R: TR POT COS II around, PIE-TAS across, Pietas standing right, dropping incense onto lighted and garlanded altar to right and holding acerrum.
-RIC II 439c (Hadrian) R2; RSC 36a.

"The life of Ceionius Commodus, also called Aelius Verus, adopted by Hadrian after his journey through the world, when he was burdened by old age and weakened by cruel disease, contains nothing worthy of note except that he was the first to receive only the name of Caesar." - Historia Augusta
5 commentsNemonater06/06/18 at 07:03Canaan: Very nice!!!
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 311v, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left,164 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 311v, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left,
avers: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Radiate, and cuirassed bust right seen half from the back.
reverse: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left, holding Victory and scepter, leaning on shield set on helmet.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,8-23,0mm, weight: 5,64g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 213-317 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 311v, RSC 608a-c, var.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans06/03/18 at 17:09Canaan: Perfection!!!!
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Judaea, First Revolt, (Year 2 = 67-68 A.D.), AE-16(Prutah), Hedin 661, Vine leaf, #1141 viewsJudaea, First Revolt, (Year 2 = 67-68 A.D.), AE-16(Prutah), Hedin 661, Vine leaf, #1
avers: שנח שתים, Hebrew legend "Shenath Shethaim" (Year Two) around amphora with a wide rim and two handles.
reverse: חרות ציון, Hebrew legend "Cheruth Zion" (Freedom of Zion) around vine leaf with small branch and tendril.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,5mm, weight: 2,12g, axes: 6h,
mint: Judaea, First Revolt, date: Year 2 = 67-68 A.D., ref: Hendin (old) 661, Hendin (2010), 1360, Meshorer 196.
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans06/03/18 at 17:00Canaan: Very nice specimen and patina
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163 - Helena - AE3 - RIC VII Alexandria 48 46 viewsAE3
Obv:– FL HELENA AVGVSTA, Diademed, draped bust right
Rev:– SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE, Securitas, standing left, holding branch
Minted in Alexandria (Wreath | B //SMAL). A.D. 327-328
Reference:– RIC VII Alexandria 48 (R4); LRBC 1417
4 commentsmaridvnvm05/30/18 at 20:55Canaan: Very nice
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PHILISTIA (PALESTINE), Overstruck Drachm32 viewsPHILISTIA (PALESTINE), Uncertain mint. Mid 5th century-333 BC. AR Drachm (15mm, 3.95 g, 12h). Imitating Athens. Rotated 145 degrees and overstruck with same dies.
O: Helmeted head of Athena right, with profile eye
R: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig left; all within incuse square.
-Gitler & Tal IX.1D; HGC 10, –.

The Philistian coins belong to a stratum of autonomous municipal coinages that enabled daily trade without being noticed by the Persian administration. The Persian Empire did not care about the fiscal policy of its subjects, so long as the taxes were paid. Obviously, the provincials were free to choose their own coin-types. Like their Northern neighbors in Samaria and Jerusalem, the Philistians adopted the Attic coin standard, and a great many of their coins are imitations of the Attic coins circulating in the Levant.
1 commentsNemonater05/30/18 at 20:47Canaan: A great coin, a must have!!!
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134 Hadrian Denarius Roma 118 AD Felicitas standing27 viewsReference.
RIC III, 134; c.594; Strack 34

Bust A4

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bare bust with drapery

Rev. P M TR P COS II FEL AVG
Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left

3.03 gr
19 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki05/30/18 at 20:32Canaan: Perfect reverse, a very nice heroic bust, congrats...
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Domitian RIC-85567 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.28g
Rome mint (for Asia), 95 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Temple with two columns, inscribed ROM ET AVG in entablature, enclosing Augustus. stg. front to l., with spear, crowned by Roma to r., with cornucopiae; G in exergue
RIC 855 (C). BMC p. 352, *. RSC 407. RPC 875 (2 spec.). BNC -.
Acquired from Emerald Imports, eBay, May 2018. Formerly in NGC holder 4278229-001, grade 'Ch VF', strike 5/5, surface 4/5, 'Fine style'.

A small issue of cistophori were struck by Domitian in 95. The style and six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the probable mint. Interestingly, K. Butcher and M. Ponting's recent metal analysis of the series reveals it was struck from a different stock of metal than contemporaneous denarii, possibly from recycled republican and early imperial pieces. This rare reverse features the temple of Roma and Augustus at Pergamum copied from the cistophori of Claudius. The temple was erected in 29 BC and was an important centre of the imperial cult in the region. No archaeological remains have been found of the structure, only the coins hint at how it may have appeared. RPC speculates the 'G' in exergue may be the mark of an officina, although, why the Rome mint would use a mint mark on the cistophori and not on any other issues is quite puzzling.

This coin originally came in a NGC slab which noted it as 'fine style'. I quite agree.
5 commentsDavid Atherton05/30/18 at 20:31Canaan: Very nice a must have!!!
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RIC 3, p.276, 791 - Lucilla, VOTA PVBLICA within wreath23 viewsLucilla
AR-Denar
Obv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Rev.: VOTA PVBLICA, legend within wreath
Ag, 15mm, 3.22g
Ref.: RIC III, p.276, 791, CRE 275 [C]
1 commentsshanxi05/30/18 at 20:30Canaan: Nice lady!!!
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RPC 1950 Vespasian Tetradrachm104 viewsAYTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOY
Laureate head right

ETOYΣ Δ IEPOY
Eagle standing to left on club; palm branch in field.

Dated "New Holy Year" 4, AD 71-72

Antioch, Seleucis and Pieria

10.47g

Prieur 116; McAlee 338; RPC 1950

Ex-Zurqieh

Glossy black patina
9 commentsJay GT405/29/18 at 21:09Canaan: A beauty!!!
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054 Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), RIC IV-II 022a, Antioch, AR-Denarius, PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P, Fides standing front, 152 views054 Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), RIC IV-II 022a, Antioch, AR-Denarius, PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P, Fides standing front,
avers: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: PONTIF MAX TR P COS P P, Fides standing front, head right, holding two standards.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-20,0mm, weight:3,78g, axis: 7h,
mint: Antioch, date: 217 A.D., ref: RIC IV-II 22a, BMCRE 38, RSC 60.
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans05/27/18 at 21:09Canaan: Great details, a real beauty
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054 Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), RIC IV-II 053, Rome, AR-Denarius, AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, 151 views054 Macrinus (217-218 A.D.), RIC IV-II 053, Rome, AR-Denarius, AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left,
avers: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight:3,45g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 217 A.D., ref: RIC IV-II 53, p-8,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans05/27/18 at 21:08Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Peroz (459 - 484 A.D.)33 viewsAR Drachm
O: Crowned bust right, crescent on forehead.
R: Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames; mint to right. (Stuck years 3-8 of reign)
26mm
4g
Gobl Type II
4 commentsMat05/26/18 at 08:33Canaan: Nice!!!
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KHUSRO II14 views590-628 AD SASANIAN EMPIRE Silver Drachm KHUSRO II

Bust of Khusro II right with elaborate winged crown, type two, topped by a crescent and star, inside a double border. Outside border, crescents and stars./Fire altar with two attendants, inside a triple boarder, outside, four crescents and stars
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/26/18 at 08:32Canaan: Great addition, you got it, happy for you!!!
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Vespasian-RIC-1432140 viewsAR Denarius, 3.29g
Ephesus Mint, 71 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE; Victory adv. l., with wreath and palm; at lower l., EPHE
RIC 1432 (R2). BMC p. 96, *. RSC 281. RPC 834 (2 spec.). BNC 354.
Acquired from Pavlos S. Pavlov, May 2018.

Victory advancing left was a commonly struck reverse type at Ephesus up until Vespasian's COS III issue. From this issue going forward, the mint favoured the Victory advancing right and sparingly struck the advancing left variant. As a matter of fact, the left Victory virtually disappears by the time the COS V issue was produced. So, a very rare type for COS III - just 2 Victory left specimens versus 14 right specimens cited in RPC.

Fabulous Ephesian style!

12 commentsDavid Atherton05/23/18 at 18:24Canaan: Striking beauty!!!!
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Aelius (136 - 138 A.D.)60 viewsAR Denarius
O: L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right.
R: TR POT COS II, Felicitas standing left, caduceus in left, cornucopia in right.
Rome Mint, 137 A.D.
3.16g
18mm
SRCV II 3973, RIC II Hadrian 430, RSC II 50, BMCRE III Hadrian 969
6 commentsMat05/22/18 at 20:32Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Caria, Rhodes AR Plinthophoric Drachm30 viewsMagistrate Antigenes circa 190-170 BC.
Obv: Radiate head of Helios right.
Rev: ΑΝΤΙΓΕΝΗΣ, Rose with bud, prow in left field.
Jenkins 1989, 17; BMC 249; HGC 6, 1457. 2.50g, 15mm,
1 commentsancientone05/17/18 at 05:42Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Phoenicia, Sidon. AE16 time of Vespasian.28 viewsAD 69-79. Dated CY 188 (AD 77/8).
Obv: Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; before, star within crescent.
Rev: SIDWNWN QEAS Q, Galley left, HPR (date) above.
RPC II 2055.
1 commentsancientone05/17/18 at 05:40Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Domitian RIC-85173 viewsAR Cistophorus, 9.99g
Rome mint (for Asia), 95 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII IMP XXII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XVII CENS P P P; Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand; G in exergue
RIC 851 (C). BMC 253. RSC 94. RPC 873 (8 spec.). BNC -.
Ex NFC Coins, eBay, 18 April 2018.

A small issue of cistophori were struck by Domitian in 95. Style and die axis identify Rome as the home mint. Curiously, K. Butcher and M. Ponting's metal analysis reveal they were struck from a different stock of metal than contemporary denarii, possibly from recycled older denarii. The traditional military type of aquila and standards is the most commonly encountered reverse from the series. It is copied from coins struck for Nero and Galba. The 'G' in exergue may be the mark of an officina.

Struck in good late style.
6 commentsDavid Atherton05/16/18 at 08:47Canaan: Great details, a real beauty
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Akarnania. Leukas41 viewsAkarnania. Leukas circa 320-280 BC.
Stater AR

20mm., 8,10g.

Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet / Pegasos flying left, Λ below.

very fine

Cf. BMC 101.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/15/18 at 11:19Canaan: That is a great coin, certainly on my wish list
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147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Roma, RIC VIII 204, AE-2 Follis, -/*//RP, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #1126 views147 Constantius II. (324-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-361 A.D. Augustus), Roma, RIC VIII 204, AE-2 Follis, -/*//RP, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Soldier spearing falling enemy, #1
avers: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, Cs1, G3, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, holding globe, A behind head.
reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress, on horseback, galloping right, (no shield), spearing barbarian wearing a Phrygian helmet and with outstretched arms kneeling left in front of the horse, shield and broken spear beneath horse. Star in the upper right field.
exergue: -/*//RP, diameter: 23,5-24mm, weight: 4,46g, axis: 0h,
mint: Roma, date: 350-351 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 204,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans05/14/18 at 06:27Canaan: Wow, what a nice coin
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Aurelian, With Vaballathus (270 - 275 A.D.)45 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: AYT KΛ ∆ AYPHΛIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right, date L - A at sides ( year 1 ).
R: I I A C OYABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHNOY AYT C ΠΩ, laureate, diademed and draped bust of Vabalathus right, date L - D across fields ( year 4 )
20mm
9.54g
Köln 3054; Dattari 5422; Milne 4308; Curtis 1738; Emmett 3914
3 commentsMat05/14/18 at 06:24Canaan: A must have!!! A great coin!!!
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Athens, Greece, Pi-Style III Tetradrachm, 353 - c. 340 B.C67 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 17.1g, Athens mint, oval flan, typical of the type.
O: Head of Athena right with eye seen in true profile, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and pi-style floral scroll, pellet in ear.
R: Owl standing right, head facing, to right AΘE in large lettering, to left olive sprig and crescent, pellet over eyes.
- Kroll Pi-Style p. 244, fig. 8; Flament p. 126, 3; SNG Cop 63; SNG Munchen 96; SNG Delepierre 1479; Svoronos Athens pl. 20: 2

Unlike the customary flans of 5th and earlier 4th century Athenian tetradrachms that have solid, rounded edges from having been cast in a mold, these were struck on thick planchets made of flattened, folded-over, older tetradrachms. The flattened coins were not just folded in two but were folded over a second time to produce a planchet of three or four layers

There are three distinct features of this type of Athens Owl coinage. 1st, they have flans that are commonly misshapen. A number of them are so distorted that numismatists and collectors in Greece have long referred to them as “logs” (koutsoura); these are the tetradrachms in the form of long, stretched ovals with one or two nearly straight sides. 2nd, since the flans, of whatever shape, were ordinarily too small for the full relief designs of the dies, relatively few pi-style coins were minted with their entire obverse and/or reverse type showing. 3rd, just as the diameters and surface areas of the pi flans are generally smaller than those of Athenian tetradrachms of the 5th century and of the first half of the 4th century, they tend also to be exceptionally thick.

The name Pi-style refers to the floral helmet ornament on the obverse which resembles the Greek letter pi (P) bisected by a long central tendril.
5 commentsNemonater05/14/18 at 05:52Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1082, Mesembria, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, #1155 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1082, Mesembria, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, #1
avers: No legends, Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣILEΩΣ/AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand. MA monogram in left field, below Corinthian helmet right, Monogram (AΠO) beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 32,5mm, weight: 16,47g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Mesembria’ mint.
date: posthumous, c. 175 - c. 125 B.C., ref: Price 1082,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans05/13/18 at 06:19Canaan: Nice!!!
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1840, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 121 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1840, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, lion-forepart left, below Φ, pentagram beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 4,13g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: posthumous, c. 301 - c. 297 B.C., ref: Price 1840,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans05/13/18 at 06:18Canaan: Very nice!!! The details are fantastic
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1759, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 127 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1759, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, star left, spear-head right field.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 4,18g, axes: 0h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 1759,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans05/13/18 at 06:17Canaan: Great details, a real beauty
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1769, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 117 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1769, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, lyre left, A beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 4,20g, axes: 11h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 1769,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans05/13/18 at 06:17Canaan: Lovely!!!!
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13 Constans43 views
Constans AE Centenionalis. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arms up, A to left, dot epsilon SIS dot in ex. RIC VIII Siscia 254
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/11/18 at 07:49Canaan: Nice!!!
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Alexander III the Great (336 - 323 B.C.)67 viewsLifetime Issue
AR Tetradrachm
O: Head of Alexander as Hercules right, wearing lion-skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, bow on left.
Salamis mint, struck 332-323 B.C.
16.95g
25mm
Price 3139 ; SNG Alpha Bank 662; Newell. Salamis 7.
5 commentsMat05/10/18 at 06:27Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Phoenicia, Arados 240-239 B.C17 viewsAR 12.17mm (Thickness 2.03mm), weight 1.99g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), Hemidrachm.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with stem rising forward, AP monogram above, border of dots, Aradian era date 20, control mark beth (B) far right.
1 commentsArados05/08/18 at 07:41Canaan: Very nice!!!
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145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 126, AE-3 Follis, S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X with two bound captives, R2!!!181 views145 Constantinus-II. (316-337 A.D. Caesar, 337-340 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 126, AE-3 Follis, S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X with two bound captives, R2!!!
avers: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, Laureate bust left wearing the imperial mantle, holding Victory on globe and mappa.
reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT, Standard inscribed VOT X with two bound captives seated to left and right of its base. S in left field, F over HL (ligate) in right field.
exergue: S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,05g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 321-324 A.D., ref: RIC VII 126, R2!!!,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans05/07/18 at 06:32Canaan: Very nice!!!
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RPC-1936-Vespasian98 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 13.41g
Antioch mint, 69 AD
Obv : AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Bust of Vespasian, laureate, r., with aegis
Rev : ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY A; Eagle standing r., on thunderbolt; in r. field, palm branch
RPC 1936 (2 spec.).
Ex CNG E418, 11 April 2018, lot 403.

According to Tacitus, Vespasian immediately struck gold and silver coins at Antioch after being proclaimed emperor by the legions in the East (Hist. II, 82). This coin dated regnal year one at Antioch ( July - September 69) must have been one of the first coins to bear Vespasian's portrait. The style is indeed early, similar to the year ten Syrian tetradrachms coined for Nero. Although traditionally attributed to Antioch, the style is strongly Alexandrian. It almost certainly was struck at Alexandria for circulation in Syria along side a parallel Antiochene issue. The goatskin aegis seen here is rare for Vespasian and exclusively appears on these early Alexandrian style tetradrachms. The eagle standing on thunderbolt is also unique to this issue for Vespasian. Only one obverse die is known for this year one type.

Attractive example with good toning.

7 commentsDavid Atherton05/05/18 at 16:40Canaan: Very nice!!!
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10 Constantius II59 viewsConstantius II AE3. D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed monocled bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phrygian helmet, reaching backwards, GPLG in ex. Lyons 189 C55 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/05/18 at 12:02Canaan: Nice!!!
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09 Constantius II59 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing falling horseman, Phrygian helmet, reaching
dot SMN gamma in ex, gamma left
Nicomedia 84
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/05/18 at 11:54Canaan: Nice silvering
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Probus Antoninianus174 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

Bust type B

Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
4th emission, 3rd officina

3.92g

RIC 880 (C).

EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

Published on Probuscoins.fr
15 commentsJay GT405/05/18 at 08:45Canaan: Exceptional one, congrats
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Heavily Countermarked Classical (Old-Style), c. 454 - 404 B.C. Athens Owl Tetradrachm75 views3 commentsNemonater05/05/18 at 06:28Canaan: Very nice!!!great countermarks
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Attica, Athens. (Circa 454-404 BC)42 viewsAR Tetradrachm

24mm, 16.57g

Obv: Head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace with pendants, and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and a spiral palmette on the bowl

Rev: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square.

Test cuts on both sides.

Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597
2 commentsNathan P05/03/18 at 17:59Canaan: Charming smile!!!
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RPC-1936-Vespasian98 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 13.41g
Antioch mint, 69 AD
Obv : AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Bust of Vespasian, laureate, r., with aegis
Rev : ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY A; Eagle standing r., on thunderbolt; in r. field, palm branch
RPC 1936 (2 spec.).
Ex CNG E418, 11 April 2018, lot 403.

According to Tacitus, Vespasian immediately struck gold and silver coins at Antioch after being proclaimed emperor by the legions in the East (Hist. II, 82). This coin dated regnal year one at Antioch ( July - September 69) must have been one of the first coins to bear Vespasian's portrait. The style is indeed early, similar to the year ten Syrian tetradrachms coined for Nero. Although traditionally attributed to Antioch, the style is strongly Alexandrian. It almost certainly was struck at Alexandria for circulation in Syria along side a parallel Antiochene issue. The goatskin aegis seen here is rare for Vespasian and exclusively appears on these early Alexandrian style tetradrachms. The eagle standing on thunderbolt is also unique to this issue for Vespasian. Only one obverse die is known for this year one type.

Attractive example with good toning.

7 commentsDavid Atherton05/01/18 at 11:31Canaan: Very nice!!! Congrats
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Nero / Caius Cestius Gallus61 viewsSELEUCIS and PIERIA, Antioch. Nero. AD 54-68. Æ As (30.5mm, 15.36 g, 12h).
Caius Cestius Gallus, legatus Syriae. Dated year 115 of the Caesarean Era (AD 66/7).
O: Laureate head right; coiled serpent to right. IM • NER • CLAV • CAESAR
R: ЄΠI ΓAIOY KЄCTIO Y ΛNTIO ЄT • ЄIP in five lines within wreath (In the magistracy of Gaius Cestius, Antioch, year 115)
- McAlee 294 = Superior, (9 December 1989), lot 2827 (same dies); RPC I – Extremely rare, the second known.

Josephus lays much of the blame for the Jewish revolt at the feet of Florus, the Roman procurator of Judaea. Florus was notorious for his cruelty and greed. In 66 C.E. he demanded 17 talents from the temple treasury, using the pretense that it was needed by the Emperor. The Jews refused, ridiculing his request by taking up a mock collection for the “poor Florus.”

Florus responded by sending troops to loot and pillage the Upper-Marketplace in Jerusalem. Thousands of Jews were killed, including woman and children. Rather than bringing the city under control, Josephus reasons, “What more need be said? It was Florus who constrained us to take up war with the Romans, for we preferred to perish together rather than by degrees. The war in fact began in the second year of the procuratorship of Florus and in the twelfth of Nero's reign.”

The Sicarii, or “dagger-men,” took the fortress of Masada and killed the Roman garrison stationed there, establishing the first rebel stronghold. The fortress of Antonia was also captured and the Roman soldiers stationed there were slain. The remaining Roman holdouts surrendered under the agreement that their lives would be spared but they too were slaughtered. At the same time, the daily sacrifices for the Emperor were discontinued. A mixture of elation and fear gripped Jerusalem as they awaited the inevitable Roman response.

Gaius Cestius Gallus, Legate of Syria in 66 C.E., was the response. On Nero’s order, he assembled a force at Antioch comprised of legio XII Fulminata, detachments from the three other legions based in Syria, six cohorts of auxiliary infantry and four alae of cavalry. He also had military support from the Jewish ruler Herod Agrippa II and two other client kings, Antiochus IV of Commagene and Sohaemus of Emesa.

Within three months Gallus, with his force of over 30,000 troops, began working their way down from Galilee to Jerusalem, attacking key cities such as Chabulon, Joppa and Antipatris. Although enduring successful raids from the rebels, the Romans finally enter and set fire to the suburbs of Jerusalem as the rebels retreated to the safety of the temple fortress.

After setting fire to Bezetha, north of the temple, Gallus encamped in front of the royal palace, southwest of the temple. At that time, Josephus says he could have easily taken the city since pro-Roman Jews were ready to open the gates of the city for him. A six day delay, however, strengthened the insurgents. The zealots attacked and killed the pro-peace faction in the city, murdering their leaders, then assaulted the Romans from the wall. The advance units of the Romans employ the Testudo, overlapping their shields over themselves like the back of a tortoise, and began undermining the walls. After five days they are on the verge of success when, for an undetermined cause, Gallus called off the attack. In History of the Jews, Professor Heinrich Graetz suggests: “[Cestius Gallus] did not deem it advisable to continue the combat against heroic enthusiasts and embark on a lengthy campaign at that season, when the autumn rains would soon commence . . . and might prevent the army from receiving provisions. On that account probably he thought it more prudent to retrace his steps.” Whatever the reason, Gallus decided to abruptly leave Jerusalem.

Gallus, with evidently little battlefield experience, suffered one humiliating defeat after another during the retreat. By the battles end the losses amounted to 5,300 infantry, 480 cavalry, all the pack animals, artillery and the eagle standard of the legio XII Fulminata. With the rebels emboldened by their shocking victory, the stage is set for the Romans to return in greater force. This time, however, Nero would send general Vespasian.

Cestius Gallus died a broken man in 67 C.E. Tacitus described the outbreak of the revolt to Gallus death as follows: “the endurance of the Jews lasted till Gessius Florus was procurator. In his time the war broke out. Cestius Gallus, legate of Syria, who attempted to crush it, had to fight several battles, generally with ill-success. Cestius dying, either in the course of nature, or from vexation.” - The Histories V
4 commentsNemonater05/01/18 at 07:45Canaan: Outstanding!!!!
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Maximianus (286-305 A.D.)40 viewsÆ Follis
O: D N MAXIMIANO BEATISS SEN AVG, laureate bust of Maximianus right in imperial mantle, olive branch in right hand, mappa in left.
R: PROVIDENTIA DEOR QVIES AVGG, Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, branch in right hand, leaning on scepter with left; S-F across fields, RT in exergue.
Rome Mint, 3rd officina, 305 AD
28mm
10.91g
RIC VI Rome 116b (R)

Abdication Issue

Published on Wildwinds!
3 commentsMat04/30/18 at 06:17Canaan: Nice!!!
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1482 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Egypt55 viewsReference.
RIC II. 297; Strack 294; C. 99; RIC III, 1482

Bust A+

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head

Rev. AEGYPTOS
Egypt reclining left, sistrum in right hand, left arm resting on basket, ibis on low column at feet.

3.46 gr
19 mm
12h

Note.
Ex Gorny & Mosch, auction 160 lot 2326
6 commentsokidoki04/27/18 at 13:49Canaan: Very nice!!!
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635 MACEDONIA Koinon Hadrian AE 21 Macedonian shield21 viewsReference.
RPC III, 635; AMNG 256-7, Varbanov 3028

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

Rev. ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ
Macedonian shield

5.9 gr
21 mm
1 commentsokidoki04/27/18 at 13:48Canaan: Mighty greek looking Hadrian!!! Very nice!
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RIC 0308 Vespasianus35 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Laureate head right
Rev: IVDEA CAPTA / S C (in exergue), To left trophy; to right Judaea seated right, hands bound behind back.
AE/As (27,21 mm 8,127 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D.
RIC 308 (R), BMCRE 608, 791 (Tarraco)
ex Tintinna Auction 71 lot 216
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/27/18 at 12:23Canaan: On my must have list!!!! Congrats
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Price 358158 viewsΦ to the left. M under the throne. One of the old Babylon style mintmarks. CNG 419 lot 39. Ex Gorny Mosch 156 lot 1273 (March 2007). From the collection of Colin Pitchfork who was the oft Pres of the Australian Numismatic Society and who was consultant for Noble for 3 decades.4 commentsChance Vandal04/26/18 at 15:04Canaan: Great addition with great provenance congrats
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Phoenicia, Arados 190-189 B.C18 viewsAE 16.06mm (Thickness 2.76mm), weight 3.78g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters mem (M) and yodh (Y), Aradian era date 70 below.
1 commentsArados04/26/18 at 15:02Canaan: Great details, a real beauty
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0777, RIC (1962) 0093, AR-Denarius, Rome, PON MAX TR P COS VI, Victory standing left on prow, #1129 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC 0777, RIC (1962) 0093, AR-Denarius, Rome, PON MAX TR P COS VI, Victory standing left on prow, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right.
reverse: PON MAX TR P COS VI, Victory standing left on prow of ship, holding wreath and palm.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,5 mm, weight: 3,19g, axes: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 75 A.D., ref: RIC 0777, RIC (1962) 0093, RSC 368, BMC 166,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans04/25/18 at 10:07Canaan: On my must have list!!!! Congrats
Aeolis,_Kyme,_AR-7,_Hemiobol,_Eagle-s_head_left,_KY,__Quadrapartite_incuse_square,_SNGCop_31-32_,_ca_480-450_BC,_Q-001,_0h,_7mm,_0,46g-s.jpg
Aeolis, Kyme, (c. 480-450 B.C.), SNG Cop 031,32, AR-Hemiobol, Quadripartite incuse square, #1135 viewsAeolis, Kyme, (c. 480-450 B.C.), SNG Cop 031,32, AR-Hemiobol, Quadripartite incuse square, #1
avers: Eagle's head left, retrograde K before Y below.
reverse: Quadripartite incuse square divided by raised lines.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 7,3mm, weight: 0,46g, axes: 0h,
mint: Aeolis, Kyme, date: c. 480-450 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 31,32, BMC 60,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans04/24/18 at 08:15Canaan: Nice!!! My eagle is looking to the right!!
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Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)43 viewsSYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch.
AR Tetradrachm
O: AYTOKΡ KAIC NEΡ TΡAIANOC CEB ΓEΡM ΔAK, laureate bust right
R: ΔHMAΡX EX IΣ YΠAT Σ, Eagle standing facing on club, wings spread, head left, palm branch right. Struck 110 -111 A.D.
13.94g
25mm
McAlee 439; Prieur 1504 (Tyre).
5 commentsMat04/21/18 at 15:03Canaan: I love these Tets!!!
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Roman Imperial: Constantine I (307-337) Æ Follis, Heraclea (RIC VII 16)30 viewsObv: IMP CONSTA-NTINVS AVG; Laureate and draped bust left, holding mappa in right hand and globe with scepter in left hand
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIA AVGG; Campgate with seven layers, three turrets, no doors, no star above; MHTB in exergue
3 commentsQuant.Geek04/19/18 at 06:20Canaan: Very nice!!!
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020b Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² Titus 0357, RIC II(1962) (Titus) 0063, AR-Denarius, Rome, Two Capricornus, Large shield version!, SC, #1183 views020b Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² Titus 0357, RIC II(1962) (Titus) 0063, AR-Denarius, Rome, Two Capricornus, Large shield version!, SC, #1
avers: DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS, Laureate head right.
reverse: No legend, Shield reading SC held by two capricornii, globe below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,33g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 80-81 A.D., ref: RIC² (Titus) 0357, RIC II(1962) (Titus) 0063 p-123, RSC 497, BMC 129, BM-129, Paris 101,
Q-001
6 commentsquadrans04/19/18 at 05:27Canaan: Very nice!!!
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Marc Antony, 32 BCE59 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius, 32 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.72g; 18mm).
Athens Mint.

Obv: ANTON AVG IMP III COS DES III III V R P C. Bare head of Antony facing right.

Rev: ANTONIVS AVG IMP III, in two lines.

References: Crawford 542/2; HCRI 347; Sydenham 1209.

Provenance: Ex Andrew McCabe Collection [CNG eSale 385 (26 Oct 2016) Lot 470]; CNG 49 (17 Mar 1999), Lot 1316; Reinhold Faelten Collection [Stack's (20 Jan 1938) Lot 1495].

On the obverse, behind Antony’s ear, a small letter P, likely an engraver’s signature, is hidden within the hair line. This coin was struck in Athens in 32 BCE, while Antony and Cleopatra lived extravagantly among the Greeks. The coin’s inscription refers to a designated third consulship that Antony was supposed to share with Octavian in 31 BCE. Around the time this coin was minted, Antony notified his wife, Octavia (Octavian’s sister), in Rome that he was divorcing her. Octavian was outraged. Cleopatra’s growing influence over Antony was soon used by Octavian as progaganda to unite Italy and the West against Antony. Thus, the designated third consulship referenced on this coin never occurred, as the designated consuls went to war instead, ending with Antony’s naval defeat at Actium in September 31 BCE.
5 commentsCarausius04/18/18 at 14:36Canaan: Great addition with great provenance congrats
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RPC II 1656 Domitianus60 viewsObv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBACTOY YOC, Laureate head right
Rev: EYΘHNIA CEBACTH ET / Θ, Euthenia seated right, holding two corn-ears in right head
AR/Drachm (17.33 mm 3.462 gr 12h) Struck in Caesarea Eusebia (Cappadocia) 76-77 A.D.
RPC II 1656, Metcalf 15
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 64 lot 348
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianus04/17/18 at 18:53Canaan: Nice!!!
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L. C. Memmius L. f. Galeria (87 B.C)42 viewsAR Denarius
O:  Head of Saturn left; EX•S•C below; control letter beneath chin.
R: Venus driving biga right, cupid above; L•C•MEMIES•L•F•GAL in exergue.
Rome Mint
3.68g
18mm
Crawford 313/1b; Sydenham 574; Memmia 2
4 commentsMat04/15/18 at 10:01Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Sextus Pompey39 viewsSextus Pompey Denarius. Sicily, 40 BC. MAG PIVS IMP ITER, bare head of Pompey the Great right between lituus and capis / Neptune left, foot on prow, between brothers Anapias and Amphinomus, parents on their shoulders, PR’F above, in ex CLAS ET OR’ / MARIT EX SC. Pompeia 27, Cr511/3a, Syd 1344 RIC 17
ex Orfew
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/14/18 at 12:12Canaan: On my must have list!!!! Congrats
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130 Trajan30 viewsTRAJAN AR silver denarius Rome, 102.
IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head of Trajan to right.
Reverse - P M TR P COS IIII P P Victory standing facing, head turned to left, holding wreath and palm.
Cohen 240. RIC 58. 18mm, 3.3g.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/14/18 at 12:11Canaan: Very nice!!!
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13 Constantius Gallus50 viewsConstantius Gallus
DN CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind;
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing falling horseman,bare-headed, reaching
LXXII in left field, star delta SIS crescent in ex

RIC Siscia 335
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/14/18 at 12:10Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Cappadocian Kingdom, Ariarathes V 163-130 BC, Drachm30 viewsCappadocian Kingdom
Ariarathes V
Drachm 4.02g
Year GA = 130-129 BC. Young head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΡIAΡAΘOY EYΣEBOYΣ, Athena standing left holding Nike & spear, resting hand on shield on ground to right. FAP monogram in left field, IH monogram in right field, date ΓA in ex.
HGC 7, 811
Dented flan
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/14/18 at 12:09Canaan: Great addition, nice to see you collecting greak a...
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Vitellius (69 A.D.)43 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΩΛΟΥ ΟΥΙΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΑΥΤ, laureate head right.
R: Nike advancing left, holding wreath with her extended right hand and palm frond with her left; LA (date) to left.
26mm
12.1g
RPC 5372; Köln 260-2; Dattari 340; K&G 19.1. Emmett 196.1
6 commentsMat04/13/18 at 10:24Canaan: Very nice!!!!
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Neapolis Campania Didrachm85 viewsHead of Parthenope left, wearing earing and beaded necklace. Tripod to right.

Man-headed bull standing right being crowned by winged nymph/victory; IΣ between legs NEOΠOΛITΩN in exergue

Neapolis, Campania
300-241 BC
7.21g

Sambon 517; Glasgow 57; BMC 129

Very rare!

Ex-HJB ebay

Dark toning; a few remaining deposits. Much nicer in hand with almost black toning.

Thanks to Molinari's research this is one of 6 known examples. The others are found in BMC, 129, Dati web, Glasgow 57, Leningrad 1014, Torino RDC17508.
4 commentsJay GT404/13/18 at 09:01Canaan: Congrats Jay nice addition
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Italic bronze Dolphin Fibula64 viewsItalic bronze age Dolphin Fibula

5.98g, 35 mm.

8th-5th Century BC

Hattatt 200 var.?

Ex-Noble Roman Coin
6 commentsJay GT404/10/18 at 10:34Canaan: Very nice lines and curves
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Faustina Jr. (147 - 175 A.D.)34 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Draped bust right
R:Isis Pharia standing right, holding sistrum and billowing sail; L I Z (Year 17) across field.
Stuck 153-154 A.D.
12g
23mm
Dattari (Savio) 3250; K&G 38.86; Emmett 1949.17.

Ex. Roma Numismatics E-Sale 16; Lot 306. Feb. 28, 2015
Ex. Gorny & Mosch Giessener Münzhandlung Auction 247; Lot 4627. March 10, 2017
4 commentsMat04/09/18 at 10:10Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Vespasian-RIC-140987 viewsAR Denarius, 2.59g
Ephesus mint, 70 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG; Ceres std. l., on ornate high-backed chair, with corn ears and poppy and cornucopiae; in exergue, horizontal Φ
RIC 1409 (R2). BMC 442. RSC 66. RPC 818 (2 spec.). BNC -.
Acquired from Incitatus Coins, March 2018.

The Ceres reverse type was consistently struck at Ephesus from 69 through 74. This scarce Group 3 example features an imperfectly struck Φ mintmark. The elaborate high back throne Ceres is seated upon distinguishes it from the Rome mint version of the type.

Struck in typical fine Ephesian style.
7 commentsDavid Atherton04/04/18 at 11:47Canaan: Very nice!!!
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050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Lydia, Saitta, AE-18, CAITTHNΩN, Tyche standing left,141 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Lydia, Saitta, AE-18, CAITTHNΩN, Tyche standing left,
avers: IOYΛIA CEBAC, Draped bust right.
reverse: CAITTHNΩN, Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, holding rudder and cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,71g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Saitta, date: 193-217 A.D., ref: Leypold I, 1163, Lindgren III 511,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans04/04/18 at 06:27Canaan: Very nice
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Bruttium, Brettii, Under Hannibal, (215-205 B.C.), AR-Quarter Shekel, SNG Cop 369, -/-//--, Free horse standing right,231 viewsBruttium, Brettii, Under Hannibal, (215-205 B.C.), AR-Quarter Shekel, SNG Cop 369, -/-//--, Free horse standing right,
avers: Head of Tanit-Demeter left, wreathed with grain, in pendant earring and necklace.
reverse: Free horse standing right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 1,67g, axes: 0h,
mint: Bruttium, Brettii, date: 215-205 B.C., ref: SNG Cop 369, Robinson, NC 1964, p. 53, 3., HN Italy 2020.,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans04/02/18 at 17:38Canaan: Great addition in a very nice condition congrats
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Phoenicia, Arados 164-163 B.C20 viewsAE 16.17mm (Thickness 3.18mm), weight 3.78g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Braided, bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters nun (N) and aleph (´) above, Aradian era date 96 below.
1 commentsArados03/31/18 at 16:09Canaan: Nice!!!
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, M. Antony, 44 BCE36 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius, Apr-May 44 BCE
AR Denarius (4.09g; 19mm)
Rome Mint.

Obv: Antony's bearded, veiled head facing right; jug behind; lituus before.

Rev: P.SEPVLLIVS//MACER. Desultor on horseback, holding whip, galloping right with second horse; wreath and palm behind.

References: Crawford 480/22; HCRI 142; Antonia 2.

Provenance: Ex Kuenker 262 (13 Mar 2015), Lot 7819; ex Gorny & Mosch 141 (10 Oct 2005), Lot 238; Gorny & Mosch 133 (11 Oct 2004), Lot 378.

Minted in 44 BCE, shortly after the assassination of Julius Caesar, this denarius depicts Antony in mourning - veiled and unshaven - likely as he appeared in the Forum when he gave his famous funeral oration. It is probably the first depiction of Antony on a coin. The reverse shows a desultor with two horses, and likely refers to games held in 44 BCE which were largely dedicated to Caesar's memory. The type can be found in better condition, but rarely this complete.

Desultors appear on several Republican coin types, including Crawford 297/1, 346/1 and 480/21. Desultors rode multiple horses and likely changed horses through some sort of fancy leap or dismount maneuver. The practice, with four horses rather than two, is referenced in the Illiad (II.15.680), so likely dates to Homeric times or earlier. As depicted on Republican coins, a Roman desultor rode two horses, bare-back which he managed by reins and whip, and he wore a pileus (felt cap) typically associated with the Dioscuri. The pileus raises the possibility thst the practice had religious connotations rather than a mere circus trick.
2 commentsCarausius03/31/18 at 07:07Canaan: Great coin!!!
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Restio AR Denarius33 viewsRome, The Republic
C. Antius Restiio, 47 BC
Rome Mint

Obv: RESTIO; Head of Restio right.

Rev: C ANTIVS C F; Hercules advancing right with club and trophy.

Reference: Crawford 455/1b; HCRI 34; Sydenham 970 var (no cloak over arm); Banti Antia 1/2 (this coin illustrated)

Provenance: ex Student & Mentor Collection [NAC 83 (20 May 2015) Lot 411]; ex F. Sternberg VII (1977), Lot 448; ex Carlo Crippa List 3 (1967), Lot 394.

This is a rare variety of Restio denarius, on which Hercules bears no cloak over his left arm. Banti's corpus contains only three examples of this variety, one of which is this coin.
2 commentsCarausius03/30/18 at 21:18Canaan: A great coin!!!
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Spinther AR Denarius68 viewsRome, The Republic.
Pub. Lentulus P.f.L.n. Spinther, 71 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.85g; 18mm).
Rome Mint

Obv: Q●S●C; Hercules head right.

Rev: P●LENT●P●F / [L]●N; Genius Romani seated facing on chair, holding coruncopia and scepter, being crowned by Victory.

Provenance: ex Collection of a Director [Triton XX (10 Jan 2017) Lot 525; ex Eton College Collection [Sotheby's (1 Dec 1976) Lot 219).

In my humble opinion, this is one of the more artistic reverse types of the Roman Republic denarius series – almost Greek in execution. It depicts Genius of the Roman People exerting dominance over the world with one foot on the globe while being crowned victorious. The message may be related to the ongoing wars with Sertorius in Spain, Mithridates in the East and possibly the servile revolt led by Spartacus in Italy (if the 71BC date proposed by Hersh and Walker is accepted, see below). Other members of the Cornelia gens also depicted Genius of the Roman People on their coinages, so the cult of Genius may have been important to the family, or it may be coincidental that the Corneliae happened to strike these coins during strife when the message of the Genius of the Roman People would have been appropriate. Crawford agrees with the latter explanation. SC [Senatus consulto] in the obverse legend suggests it was struck by special decree of the Roman Senate.

The coin is scarce and missing from many major hoards, making it difficult to precisely date. In fact, it’s listed in only four hoards on Table XIII in Crawford’s Roman Republican Coin Hoards. Of those four hoards: in two hoards (Cosa and Palestrina), it’s deemed the final issue (terminus ante quem), lacking the context of later coins; in the third hoard (Tolfa), it’s the next to last issue with the last being a serrate denarius of Q. Creperei Rocus, which Crawford dates to 72BC; and in the fourth hoard (San Gregorio), it appears in the middle context in which Rocus is again the next latest coin. Crawford’s Roman Republican Coinage dates the coin 74BC, concurring with Grueber’s dating in the British Museum Catalogue. David Sear stuck with Crawford’s dating of 74BC in the Millennium Edition of Roman Coins and Their Values. However, in their 1984 analysis of the Mesagne Hoard (which contained no examples of this coin), Hersh and Walker revised the dating to 71BC, which lumps the Spinther issue with several other, non-serrate, “SC” issues of the late 70s. Hersh and Walker re-date the serrate Rocus issue to 69BC, where it is lumped with other serrate issues. In my collection catalogue, I’ve chosen to use the 71BC date proposed by Hersh and Walker, because it fits neatly with the fabric and special circumstances of the coinage and is consistent with the cursus honorum dates discussed in the following paragraph.

The moneyer was the Quaestor, P. Cornelius Lentulus, whose nickname was Spinther (reportedly because he resembled an actor by that name). It was a nickname that he clearly liked as both he and his son later used it on coins. Spinther, an aristocrat of the Cornelia gens, was liked by Julius Caesar and rose through the cursus honorum, beginning with his Quaestorship when this coin was struck. He was elected Aedile in 63BC and worked with Cicero in suppressing the Cataline conspiracy. The date of his Aedileship is important in that 6-8 years was the required waiting period between Quaestor and Aedile in the cursus honorum, the career path for a Roman politician, which is consistent with Hersh and Walker’s proposed dating of this coin issue to 71BC; Crawford’s dating of 74BC implied that Spinther failed to reach the Aedileship for several years after he qualified for the position (being elected in the first qualification year was an important distinction to the Romans, though certainly an accomplishment that many Roman aristocrats failed to attain). He was later governor of part of Spain. With Caesar’s help, he was elected consul in 57BC, when he recalled Cicero from exile. Thereafter he governed Cilicia, at which time Cicero wrote him a still-surviving letter. As relations deteriorated between Caesar and Pompey, Spinther sided with Pompey. Despite initial offers of amnesty by Caesar, Spinther would not remain neutral and was eventually killed or committed suicide during the civil wars. His son later allied with Caesar’s assassins and struck the well-known LENTVLVS SPINT coins for both Brutus and Cassius.

This example comes from the Eton College Collection, which was auctioned by Sotheby’s in 1976. Eton College initiated its ancient coin collection by acquiring a large group of British Museum duplicates in the 1870s, and Eton added to this collection in the ensuing years. By the mid-1970s, the ancient coin market was white-hot, and Eton decided to cash-out the lion’s share of its collection, keeping a representative core for study purposes. I’ve contacted the British Museum’s Department of Coins and Medals to link this coin to the original tranche of BM duplicates purchased by Eton. Unfortunately, before adoption of modern curatorial standards, the BM did not accession duplicates into the BM collection; rather, they simply put duplicates into the “duplicates cabinet” without cataloging them. These uncatalogued duplicates would be sold or traded from time to time to acquire needed specimens for the BM collection. There might be record of the transaction somewhere at the BM, but there would be no description of the duplicates sold. By 1980 or so, the BM began cataloguing all coins, even duplicates. There is an 1880s book published about Eton's Roman coin collection, but it describes only a representative sample of the collection and this coin is not included.

6 commentsCarausius03/30/18 at 21:17Canaan: A great piece of art, never seen like it
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ROMAN REPUBLIC - M. Junius Brutus - AR Denarius51 viewsRome, The Republic.
Rome Mint.
M. Junius Brutus, 54 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.84g; 19mm).

Obverse: BRVTVS; head of L. Junius Brutus facing right.

Reverse: AHALA; head of C. Servillius Ahala facing right.

References: Crawford 433/2; Sydenham 907; BMCRR 3864; Junia 30.

Provenance: Ex Barry Feirstein Collection [NAC 45 (2008) Lot 14]; ex NAC 11 (1998), Lot 279.

Struck by chief assassin of Caesar during his early political career. The coin depicts Brutus' illustrious ancestors on both sides of his family. The Brutus side is Lucius Junius Brutus, who expelled the Tarquin kings from Rome and became consul in 509 BCE. The Ahala side is C. Servilius Ahala who was celebrated by Cicero for having slain a traitor. At this point in his political career, Brutus was in opposition to Pompey, and it's likely that this coin type is intended to remind the general public of Brutus' pedigree against tyranny.
3 commentsCarausius03/30/18 at 21:15Canaan: Amazing!!!
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL - Julius Caesar - AR Denarius65 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Julius Caesar, 48 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.71g; 20mm).

Obverse: Head of Venus facing right; LII behind.

Reverse: Trophy with Gallic shield, carnyx and axe; CAESAR below.

References: Crawford 452/2; Sydenham 1009; HCRI 11; RSC 18.

Provenance: Ex Student/Mentor Collection [NAC 83 (15 May 2015) Lot 407]; ex Glendining's October 1965, Lot 22.

The Roman numeral LII behind the goddess' head on the obverse of this coin is accepted as a reference to Caesar's age at the time of the issue. There is some disagreement on the identity of the obverse goddess. Crawford identifies her as Venus, who is often depicted on Caesar's coins. Sear, in History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators, suggests Clementia (clemency) as the goddess, and a reference to Caesar's fairness to his countrymen following the defeat of Pompey at Pharsalus.
4 commentsCarausius03/30/18 at 21:14Canaan: Great coin, details and tone i love it!!
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 283var., Göbl 712b, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//A, SOLI CONS AVG, Pegasus,179 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 283var., Göbl 712b, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//A, SOLI CONS AVG, Pegasus,
avers: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right.
reverse: SOLI CONS AVG, Winged horse/Pegasus leaping right. "A" in exergue.
exergue:-/-//A, diameter: 19,0-21,5mm, weight: g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 267-268 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-283 var (bust type), p-, Göbl 712b, Sear 10362,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans03/30/18 at 14:08Canaan: I want one of those
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084 B.C., C.Licinius.L.f Macer, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 354/1, Rome, C•LNIVS•L•F/MACER in two line, Minerva in quadriga right, #1153 views084 B.C., C.Licinius.L.f Macer, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 354/1, Rome, C•LNIVS•L•F/MACER in two line, Minerva in quadriga right, #1
avers: Diademed bust of Vejovis left, seen from behind, hurling the thunderbolt.
reverse: C•LNIVS•L•F/MACER in two line, Minerva in quadriga right with javelin and shield.
exergue: -/-//C•LNIVS•L•F/MACER, diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,91g, axis: 9h,
mint: Rome, date: 84 B.C., ref: Crawford 354/1, Sydenham 732, Licinia 16,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans03/30/18 at 14:07Canaan: Great coin!!!
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0009, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVG PIVS P M TR P COS DES II, Minerva standing left, 138 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0009, Rome, AR-Denarius, AVG PIVS P M TR P COS DES II, Minerva standing left,
avers: IMP T AEL CAES HADRI ANTONINVS, Bare head right.
reverse: AVG PIVS P M TR P COS DES II, Minerva standing left, holding Victory, left hand resting on shield and a spear rests against the left arm.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 138 A.D., ref: RIC-III 9, RSC 66, BMC 12,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans03/30/18 at 14:07Canaan: Great details, congrats
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105 B.C., L.Thorius Balbus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 316/1, Rome, L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, #1131 views105 B.C., L.Thorius Balbus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 316/1, Rome, L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, #1
avers: ISMR abbreviated legend behind the head of Juno Sospita right, wearing a goat-skin headdress.
reverse: L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, control letter "K" above.
exergue: -/-//L•THORIVS/BALBVS, diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,83g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 105 B.C., ref: Crawford 316/1, Sydenham 598, Sear 192, Thoria 1,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/30/18 at 14:06Canaan: Very nice!!!
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0136, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Clasped hands, #2138 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0136, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS IIII, Clasped hands, #2
avers: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: COS IIII, Clasped hands over corn ears and caduceus.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date:145-161 A.D., ref: RIC III-136, p-43, RSC-344, BMC 530,
Q-002
2 commentsquadrans03/30/18 at 14:06Canaan: Nice
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0066, Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia standing left, #1125 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0066, Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia standing left, #1
avers: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Laureate bearded head right.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG, Concordia standing left, holding patera and double cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 140-143 A.D., ref: RIC III 66, RSC 136,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans03/30/18 at 14:05Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Cilicia, Tarsos. Mazaios27 viewsCilicia, Tarsos. Mazaios. Satrap of Cilicia, 361/0-334 B.C. AR stater (24.30 mm, 10.76 g, 7 h). Baaltars seated left, holding eagle, grain ear, grape bunch and scepter / Lion attacking bull to left. SNG France 340; SNG Levante 102. gVF, a few scratches.3 commentsecoli03/28/18 at 15:11Canaan: Great coin!!!
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THRACE, Apollonia Pontika Drachm.32 viewsTHRACE, Apollonia Pontika. Late 5th-early 4th century BC. AR Drachm.
Anchor; crayfish / Incuse swastika. VF .Rare early Apollonia mint Drachm.

Weight 3.91 Gr.
1 commentsSam03/27/18 at 08:35Canaan: Very nice patina, great details, congrats
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01 Constantius II86 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, bare-headed, reaching,
ALEA in ex. Γ in left field

Alexandria 72 var (headwear)

From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
8 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/27/18 at 08:32Canaan: A great addition this one is really nice
Sicily,_Syracuse,_Dionysios_I__(405-367_BC_)_Æ_Hemilitron,_Arethusa_left,_Dolphin,__#931;_Y_P_A,_shell,_CNS_24-1-7,_HGC_2,_1480,_SNG_ANS_415-25_,_Q-001,_6h,15,5-18mm,_3,2g-s.jpg
Sicily, Syracuse, Dionysios I. (405-367 B.C.), AE-Hemilitron, SNG Ans 415-25, ΣYPA, Dolphin, and shell,180 viewsSicily, Syracuse, Dionysios I. (405-367 B.C.), AE-Hemilitron, SNG Ans 415-25, ΣYPA, Dolphin, and shell,
avers: No legend, Head of Arethusa left, wearing a necklace, hair bound in ampyx and sphendone, olive leaves behind.
reverse: Dolphin swimming right, Σ Y P A and cockle shell below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,5-18,0mm, weight: 3,20g, axes: 6h,
mint: Sicily, Syracuse, Dionysios I., date: 405-367 B.C., ref: SNG Ans 415-25, SNG Cop 697-699, CNS 24/1-7, HGC 2, 1480,
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans03/21/18 at 18:55Canaan: Great dolphin, a piece of art!!
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024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0773, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva left with the spear, #1180 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0773, AR-Denarius, Rome, IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva left with the spear, #1
avers: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII, Laureate head of Domitian right.
reverse: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding a spear.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,06g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 95 A.D., ref: RIC 0773, RSC-286, BMC 226,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans03/15/18 at 10:55Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Ptolemy II58 viewsPtolemy II, 285/4-246 BC PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM
AR Tetradrachm 14.09 g.
NGC Grade
Ch XF Strike: 4/5 Surface: 2/5

obv. Diademed bust right of Ptolemy Soter wearing aegis around neck
rev. ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑIΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, in left field TYP monogram above club

Ref:Sv.644, SNG Cop 482-483, BMC.-, Meydancikkale 4206-4353, Noeske 84.
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/15/18 at 06:08Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Attica. Athens59 viewsAttica. Athens circa 454-404 BC.
Drachm AR

13mm., 4,13g.

Head of Athena with profile eye to right, wearing disc earring, pearl necklace and a crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and a pi-style palmette /
ΑΘΕ, owl standing to right, head facing the viewer, olive sprig with berry in upper left field, all within incuse square.

very fine

Kroll 10; HGC 4, 1631.
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/15/18 at 06:07Canaan: Finally, you got one happy for you
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19 Constantius II51 viewsConstantius II
AE 2
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, ANH in ex
Antioch 132
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/13/18 at 10:47Canaan: Nice reverse
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Phoenicia, Arados, (c.400-350 B.C.), AR-Stater, BMC Phoenicia Pg.9 No.58 Pl.II.12, Galley left, 179 viewsPhoenicia, Arados, (c.400-350 B.C.), AR-Stater, BMC Phoenicia Pg.9 No.58 Pl.II.12, Galley left,
avers: Laureate head of Baál Arwad with full eye right.
reverse: Galley sailing right above waves (three lines) with a figure of Pataikos right, all within a dotted square border. Phoenician letters, nun (N), aleph (´) & mem (M) above (meaning Arados).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16x23mm, weight:10,28g, axes:9h,
mint: Phoenicia, Arados, date: c.400-350 B.C., ref: BMC Phoenicia Pg.9 No.58 Pl.II.12,.HGC10 Pg.13 No.33, Betlyon Pg.90 No.26.
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans03/12/18 at 09:25Canaan: On my wish list
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Asia Minor, Uncertain, Ephesus or Pergamon, Augustus34 viewsAugustus
27-14 BC
Uncertain, Ephesus or Pergamon
Obv.: CAISAR, bare head right
Rev.: AVGVSTVS (AVGV-STVS) within wreath
Æ, 24mm, 8,31g
Ref.: RIC² I 485, RPC I 2231
4 commentsshanxi03/10/18 at 12:14Canaan: Attractive patina and very nice portrait!!
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Sicily, Syracuse AR Litra 123 viewsΣYPA
Diademed head of Arethusa right.

Octopus.

0.65 g

c. 466-460 BC. Second Democracy

Boehringer 421; SNG ANS 131.

Ex-ANE
9 commentsJay GT403/10/18 at 07:39Canaan: Real beauty, so detailed!!!!wow!!!
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RPC II 2212 Domitianus47 viewsObv: ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Laureate head of Domitian right
Rev: AΣKAΛΩ, Tyche standing left on prowwith standard and aphlaston; in left field incense altar; in right field dove standing left and ΘΠP (date)
AE23 (23.014 mm 13.018 g 12 h) Struck in Ascalon (Judaea) 85-86 A.D.
RPC II 2212
purchased on eBay from jerusalemhadaya2012
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/07/18 at 20:38Canaan: Great coin!!!
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RPC II 2209 Titus41 viewsObv: ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Laureate head of Titus right
Rev: AΣKAΛΩ, Tyche standing left on prowwith standard and aphlaston; in left field incense altar; in right field dove standing left and ΔΠP (date)
AE26 (26.06 mm 16.899 g 12 h) Struck in Ascalon (Judaea) 80-81 A.D.
RPC II 2209
purchased on eBay from jerusalemhadaya2012
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus03/07/18 at 20:38Canaan: Very nice!!!
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03 Constantius II56 viewsConstantius II

DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark AN Gamma.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)03/06/18 at 19:02Canaan: Nice!!!
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Alexander the Great45 viewsCNG description:

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.19 g, 11h). Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon, circa 324/3 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, horizontal ear above M; monogram below throne. Price 3611 corr. (symbol). Good VF, lightly toned, slight die shift on obverse, reverse a little off center. Ex CNG.
4 commentsMolinari02/28/18 at 04:25Canaan: Great addition!!!
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08 Constantius II43 viewsConstantius II
4,53 g / 23 mm
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, two braids, reaching , SMHA in ex., Gamma in left field
Heraclea 82
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/28/18 at 04:21Canaan: Nice
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RPC-2463-Titus114 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.61g
Alexandria mint, 79-80 AD
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMO-NOIA; Homonoia seated, l., with olive branch; date LB to l.
RPC 2463 (12 spec.).
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, January 2018.

The first issue of Alexandrian tetradrachms for Titus were struck in regnal year 2, 29 August 79 - 28 August 80. They are not as plentiful as the regnal year 3 tetradrachms, perhaps indicating their production began in mid 80 and continued into the following regnal year. Three reverse types were initially coined for Titus - Euthenia, Homonoia, and Sarapis, none of which are carry-overs from Vespasian's tetradrachm issues. Butcher and Ponting have found Titus' tetradrachms were struck with near 19.5% silver fineness from recycled metals, consistent with the earlier issues minted for Vespasian.

Superb portrait of Titus, one of the best I've seen from this mint.
7 commentsDavid Atherton02/28/18 at 03:41Canaan: Nice!!!
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Hendin-651 [02]33 viewsAntonius Felix - prutah (year 14 = 54AD)
2.74 grams
3 commentscmcdon092302/26/18 at 05:51Canaan: Great example of the type
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01 Constantius II49 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, Delta behind.
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, bare-headed, reaching,
ALEΓ in ex.
Alexandria 75 var (headwear)
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/24/18 at 09:45Canaan: Very nice and detailed reverse
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Denar, RIC 3, p.270, 696 var. - Faustina II, Juno, IVNONI REGINAE30 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair bound with a braided band
Rev.: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno veiled, standing left, holding patera and sceptre; at her feet, a peacock.
Ag, 3.22g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC III 696 var., CRE 192 var. (hair bound with a braided band instead of pearls)
2 commentsshanxi02/24/18 at 09:43Canaan: Very nice congrats Shanxi
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03 Constantius II49 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, (5,39 g / 21 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, AN Theta in ex
Antioch 132
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/23/18 at 09:29Canaan: Nice!!!
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Struck A.D.383 - 386. AELIA FLACCILLA (Wife of Theodosius I). AE2 of Antioch29 viewsObverse: AEL FLACCILLA AVG. Pearl-diademed and draped bust of Aelia Flaccilla, wearing pearl necklace and earring, facing right.
Reverse: SALVS REIPVBLICAE. Victory seated on cippus facing right and inscribing Christogram (Chi-Rho) on shield which is also set on a short column (cippus). In right field, T; in exergue, ANTE.
RIC IX : 61
RARE

Aelia Flaccilla was the wife of Theodosius I, and the mother of Arcadius and Honorius. She died in A.D.386.
4 comments*Alex02/22/18 at 15:56Canaan: Nice reverse
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Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.12 g, 6h). Commemorating the Secular Games/1000th Anniversary of Rome. 61 viewsRome mint, 2nd officina. 9th emission, AD 248. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / She-wolf left, suckling twins Remus and Romulus; II in exergue. RIC IV 15; RSC 178. gVF, toned, some verdigris. 4 commentsSam02/20/18 at 12:43Canaan: Nice wolf
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ARAB-BYZANTINE, Umayyad Caliphate. Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan. AH 41-60 / AD 661-680. or 661-697 A.D.34 viewsObverse :
KAΛON “bi-hims” بحمص
Facing bust of Byzantine emperor, holding globus cruciger; to left, KAΛON; to right, “bi-hims” in Arabic and bird’s-eye.

Reverse:
Є/M/I С/H/С - Large M
Large m; star flanked by bird’s eyes above; ground line below; Є/M/I С/H/С to left and right; “tayyib” طيب in Arabic above “dumbell” flanked by pellets in exergue.

Attribution: Sica I 538 / Walker 65v / Arab Byzantine 65; Album 110

Mu'awiya I ibn Abi Sufyan was the first Umayyad caliph , from AH 41-60 (died) / AD 661-680


From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSam02/20/18 at 12:42Canaan: Great addition on my list!!!
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Hendin-530 / 122916 viewsHerod Philip - AE19 (year 34 = 30/31 AD)
6.41 grams
ex. CNG
1 commentscmcdon092302/19/18 at 16:02Canaan: Good for you to acquire this rarity, on myy list!!...
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Galeria Valeria AD 305-311, AE follis of Thessalonica. RIC VI#3627 views
Galeria Valeria AD 305-311, AE follis of Thessalonica. 27.63mm/ 5.79 grams

Obverse > GAL VALE-RIA AVG, Diademed bust facing, head right, hair weaved in rows and curled around side of head at base of neck, wearing embroidered robes with two necklaces.

Reverse > VENERI V-ICTRICI,Venus standing facing, head left, apple in uplifted right hand, raising drapery over left shoulder with left hand. Star in left field,Gamma in right field.

Mintmark > dot SM dot TS dot. RIC VI #36 Thessalonica ; Officina 3, AD December 308- May 310.


1 commentsPaul R302/19/18 at 07:41Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Roman Empire, Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 363a (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1 155 viewsRoman Empire, Plautilla (?-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 363a (Caracalla), Rome, AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, Scarce, #1
Wife of Caracalla,
avers: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair coiled in vertical or horizontal ridges and fastened in a bun.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG G, Concordia standing left, holding patera and scepter.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-18,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 202 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-363a (Caracalla), p-269, RSC-1, BMC-411,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/19/18 at 07:40Canaan: Great addition!!!
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053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 101, Laodicea ad Mare, AR-Denarius, VICT AETERN, Victory flying left, 135 views053 Geta (209-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 101, Laodicea ad Mare, AR-Denarius, VICT AETERN, Victory flying left,
avers: P SEPT GETA CAES PONT, Bare-headed, and draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers: VICT AE TE RN, Victory flying left, holding an open in wreath in both hands over a shield set on a low base.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 19,0mm, weight: 3,15g, axis:0h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare, date: 200-202 A.D., ref: RIC -IV-I 101, BMCRE 723, RSC 206,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/19/18 at 07:39Canaan: Very nice!!!
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01 Constantius II40 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
TEMP-REPARATIO , soldier spearing fallen horseman, bare head, reaching (headwear/hairstyle not in RIC)
ALEA / M in left field
Alexandria 84
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/17/18 at 14:29Canaan: Lovely Alexandrian
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Aelius. Caesar, AD 136-138.38 viewsÆ As (24 mm, 9.76 gr). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian.
Bare head right / Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting skirt of dress.VG, brown patina.
3 commentsSam02/12/18 at 12:12Canaan:
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Aelius. Caesar, AD 136-138.38 viewsÆ As (24 mm, 9.76 gr). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian.
Bare head right / Spes advancing left, holding flower and lifting skirt of dress.VG, brown patina.
3 commentsSam02/11/18 at 18:53Canaan: Nice addition Sam, congrats.
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1 Constans46 viewsConstans centenionalis. D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Constans standing left on galley, holding Phoenix and labarum, piloted by Victory, R Q in ex. RIC 1093 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/11/18 at 07:18Canaan: Great details, congrats
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04 Constantius II55 views23 mm , 5,17g.
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind.

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, Star in left field

AQS Dot in ex.

RIC Aquileia 153
(horseman type corrected, acc. to RIC VIII p. 548, "Addenda and Corrigenda")
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/11/18 at 07:18Canaan: Great coin!!!
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07 Constantius II43 viewsConstantius II AE2. 351-355 AD.
25mm 4.89g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet, clutching, Star left, SMK Epsilon in ex.

Cyzikus 67
Scarce
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)02/11/18 at 07:17Canaan: Nice!!!
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050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #1285 views050p Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), Macedonia, Stobi, Josifovski 180, AE-23, MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, #1
avers:- IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
revers:- MVNI STOB, Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0-22,5mm, weight: 5,94g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Stobi, date:170-217 A.D., ref: Josifovski 180, Varbanov 3872,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans02/10/18 at 02:52Canaan: Great details, a very nice coin
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Bruttium Terina53 viewsHead of ninph left

TEPI
Crab; above crescent.

Terina; c. 350-275 BC

4.01g

Rare
HNItaly 2646; SNG ANS 889.

Beautiful glossy black/brown patina

Ancient Terina was located on the north shore of the Gulf of Saint Euphemia, about 20 km (12 mi) from Lamezia Terme in Calabria, Italy.
3 commentsJay GT402/09/18 at 17:56Canaan: Nice!!!
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BCC LH718 viewsLead Head
Hollow cast lead figure
of a miniature stylized head.
Inscribed around:
KAΛOK AIPOC
37.5 x 21.5 x 11mm.
10.38gm.
Identical and from the same mold
as BCC LH6. I believe KAΛOKAIPOC
is a personal name, which may(?)
also be translated as "summer" or
"in a good time". Other ideas are
welcome. I have seen three of these,
all from the same mold, all from
Caesarea Maritima.
cf BCC LH6
Surface find, 1974
(click for larger pic)
1 commentsv-drome02/07/18 at 04:24Canaan: Very interesting i wonder these were parts of what...
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(11) TITUS21 views79 - 81 AD
Struck 80-81 AD
AE orichalcum dupondius 27mm, 11.2g.
O: IMP T VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, radiate head left.
R: SECVRITAS P R, Securitas seated left, holding sceptre; lighted and garlanded altar before; SC below
Rome. RIC II 119 var.
2 commentslaney02/06/18 at 08:44Canaan: Nice!!!
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Artuqids of Mardin: Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan (580-597 AH / 1184-1200 CE) Æ Dirham (Whelan Type I, 50-1; S&S Type 33.3; Album 1829.1)25 viewsISLAMIC. Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan (AH 580-597 / 1184-1200). Ae Dirhem. Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Dated AH 582 (1186/7 AD).

Obv: Diademed and draped facing bust, with hand across chest; legend around.
Rev: Legend in five lines within hexagram; legend in margins.

S&S Type 33.3; Album 1829.1.
ISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan. AH 580-597 / AD 1184-1200. Æ Dirhem (33mm, 15.19 g, 1h). Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Dated AH 581 (AD 1185/6). Diademed and draped half-length facing male bust, hand across chest; name and titles of Husam al-Din Yuluq Arslan around / Name of Ayyubid overlord (al-Nasir Salah al-Din Yusuf I [Saladin]) in five lines within pelleted hexagram; first part of mint formula and AH date in outer margins. Whelan Type I, 50-1; S&S Type 33.1; Album 1829.1. EF, brown patina with traces of earthen encrustation.
2 commentsQuant.Geek02/06/18 at 08:14Canaan: BOT!!!
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Artuqids of Mardin: Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan (597-637 AH / 1200-1239 CE) Æ Dirham (Whelan Type XI, 85-6; S&S Type 46; Album 1830.9)26 viewsObv: Turkish male figure, crosslegged, seated facing on low, quadrate platform, resting hand on thigh and holding globus; stars flanking head; Artuqid tamgha below; name of Nasir al-Din Artuq Arslan to outer right and left
Rev: Names and titles of Abbasid caliph and Ayyubid overlord in five lines; AH date to outer right and left
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/06/18 at 08:13Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Artuqids of Mardin: Najm al-Din Alpi (547-572 AH / 1152-1176 CE) Æ Dirham (Whelan Type IV, 44-5; S&S Type 30.1; Album 1827.5; ICV 1203)49 viewsObv: Two diademed and draped male heads facing slightly away from one another; in margins, لا اله الا الله above and محمد رسول الله below, ﺍﻟﻤﺴﺘﻨﺠﺪ ﺑﺎﻟﻠﻪ to the right upwards and ﺍﻣﻴﺮﺍﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ to the left downwards (There is no God but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah, al-Mustanjid billah, Commander of the Faithful)
Rev: Facing female head, wearing necklace; in margins, ﻧﺠﻢ ﺍﻟﺪﻳﻦ above and ﺍﻟﭙﻰ ﺑﻦ ﺍﻳﻞﻏﺎﺫﯼ below, ﺑﻦ ﺍﺭﺗﻖ to the right upwards and ﻣﻠﻚ ﺩﻳﺎﺭ ﺑﻜﺮ to the left downwards (Star of the Faith, Alpi ibn Il-Ghazi ibn Artuq, Ruler of Diyarbakir)

4 commentsQuant.Geek02/06/18 at 08:11Canaan: BOT!!!
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18 viewsISLAMIC, Anatolia & al-Jazira (Post-Seljuk). Artuqids (Mardin). Najm al-Din Alpi. AH 547-572 / AD 1152-1176. Æ Dirham (33mm, 17.13 g, 9h). Unlisted (Mardin[?]) mint. Undated issue. Diademed and draped male busts, vis-à-vis; laqabs of Najm al-Din Alpi above and below; tamgha to lower left / Byzantine emperor standing facing being crowned by the Theotokos standing facing; genealogy of Najm al-Din Alpi around. Whelan Type II, 40-41; S&S Type 28; Album 1827.3; ICV 1201.
1 commentsQuant.Geek02/06/18 at 08:10Canaan: Great piece!!!
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L. Thorius Balbus32 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right clad in goat skin
ISMR behind

Rev.
Bull charging right H above THORIVS below
BALBVS in ex

Rome 105 BC
3.76g

Sear 191; Craw., 316/1; Bab., 1; Syd., 598

ex-Calgary coins

C. Thorius Balbus was Born a native of Lanuvium. Cicero describes him as a man who lived in such a manner that there was not a single pleasure, however refined or rate, that he did not enjoy. He is possibly the son of M. Aclius Balbus (168 B.C.) A coin was minted in honor of L. Thorius Balbus. On the front is the head of Juno Sospita, a god whose worship was of great antiquity in Lanuvium, and the letters I.S.M.R. On the reverse is L.THORIVS BALBVS with a bull rushing forward.
1 commentsJay GT402/04/18 at 11:36Canaan: Nicecrepublicans with nice toning
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Junius Brutus Albinus39 viewsHead of Pietas right

ALBINVS BRVTI F
Clasped hands holding winged caduceus

3.1g

Rome
48 BC

Sear 427; Crawford 450/2; Sydenham 942; RBW 1577

Decimus Junius Brutus was a distant relative of Marcus Brutus. He was known as one of Caesar's "most intamate associates" and a friend of Mark Antony. Albinus had served under Caesar in both the Gallic Wars and the Civil War. He participated in the siege of Massilia (Marseilles) that held out against Caesar for months. He also commanded a Caesarian fleet.

Plutarch considered Albinus "of no great courage," but Albinus was a faithful and loyal supporter of Caesar. He was to be Consul in 42 BC along with Lucius Plancus. While awaiting the consulship Albinus was to become Governor of Cisalpine Gaul when the post became available in the spring of 44BC

Albinus was approached by Cassius and Labeo to involve him in the conspiracy to murder Caesar. Albinus wanted to make sure Marcus Brutus was involved before agreeing to the plot. After meeting with Brutus he agreed. Both Brutus and Albinus received notification of a meeting of the Senate on March 15th and Albinus agreed to use an exhibition of his Gladiators after the meeting as protection in case things got out of hand after the murder had taken place. Caesar's retired legionaries were all around the city and none of the conspirators knew how they would react at Caesar's death.

At a dinner at the house of Marcus Lepidus on the night of March 14, 44BC Caesar was in attendence along with Decimus Brutus. Towards the end of the night Caesar's secretary approached for him to sign some letters. As he was signing Albinus posed a philosophical question to him: "What sort of death is best?" Caesar answered "A sudden one"

The next morning the Senate awaited Caesar to arrive. Caesr's wife Calpurnia and the auspeces warned Caesar not to attend the meeting. When Caesar delayed the conspirator's sent Albinus to Caesar's house. Albinus convinced Caesar to at least postpone the meeting in person. Antony was against this idea. Caesar was then murered by the conspirators in the Theater of Pompey in the Campus Martius, Albinus being a key player in the conspiracy.
2 commentsJay GT402/04/18 at 11:36Canaan: Very nice!!!
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RIC 0743 Domitianus35 viewsObv: DOMITIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right
Rec: GERMANICVS COS XVI, Minerva advancing right with spear and shield
AU/Aureus (19.13 mm 7.425 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 92-94 A.D.
RIC 743 (R2), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
ex Gorny & Mosch Auction 181 lot 2112
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus02/03/18 at 12:34Canaan: Amazing flavian
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L Saufeius45 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right X behind

Victory in biga right L SAVF VF in monogram
ROMA below

Rome, 152 BC
3.54g

Sear 83, Saufeia 1, Syd 384
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 12:30Canaan: Beautiful!!!
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Ap Claudius Pulcher, T Manlius and Q Urbinius37 viewsHead of Roma right quadrangular device containing circle behind

Rev. Victory in triga right
AP CL T MAL Q VR
MAL and VR in monogram)

Sear 176, Crawford 299/1a.

Rome 11/110 BC

3.89g

This coin depicts the rare three horse chariot the triga. The only other example being on a serrated denarii of C. Naevius Balbus in the time of Sulla
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 12:29Canaan: Very nice!!!
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C. Porcius Cato42 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right X behind

Victory in biga right
C CATO below ROMA in Ex.

Rome, 123 BC

3.88g

Sear 149, Crawford 274/1, Sydenham 417
2 commentsJay GT402/03/18 at 12:28Canaan: Great details, congrats
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Nabatean Kingdom, Obodas III, Meshorer 39A18 viewsObodas III, 30-9 BC
Nabatean: Abadat
AE 19, 4.52g, 18.82mm, 330°
Petra, 10/9 BC
obv. Head of Obodas, diademed, r.
in l. field ח, in r. field o
rev. Nabatean legend from upper l. counterclockwise:
אבדת מלכ נבתו מלכ - שנת ח 20
from r. to l. (transcribed):
ABDT MLK NBTW - SNT H 20
= Abadat Malik Nabatu - (Sh)anat H 20
= Abadat king of the Nabateans - year H 20
Female figure (queen?), in long mantle and girded, stg. l., holding palm branch in raised r. hand
in l. field o, (ח in r. field between שנת and date)
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 39A
rare, S+, impressive sand patina
2 commentsJochen02/02/18 at 07:14Canaan: What a great coin, great rarity!!!
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Lugdunum, RIC VII 079, AE-2 Follis, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, 2 Victories, standing, 120 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Lugdunum, RIC VII 079, AE-2 Follis, VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, 2 Victories, standing,
avers:- CONS TANTINVS AVG, Cuirassed bust right wearing a high-crested helmet.
revers:- VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP, 2 Victories, standing, facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT/PR in two lines over the plain altar.
exerg: -/-//P-left-facing seated captive-right facing seated captive L., diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 320 A.D., ref:RIC VII 079, p-,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/01/18 at 04:04Canaan: Very nice stle
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VI 899, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, SOLI INVICTO, Sol radiated standing left, Scarce!128 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Trier, RIC VI 899, AE-3 Follis, -/-//PTR, SOLI INVICTO, Sol radiated standing left, Scarce!
avers:- CONSTANTINVS AVG, Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- SOLI INVI CTO, Sol radiated standing left, raising right hand, holding the globe in left hand, chlamys across left shoulder.
exerg: -/-//PTR, diameter: 17,0-18,5mm, weight: g, axes: ,
mint: Treveri, date: 310-311 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-899, p-, Scarce!
Q-001
4 commentsquadrans02/01/18 at 04:03Canaan: Nice one
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Struck A.D.379 - 383. GRATIAN. AE2 of Cyzicus9 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right, holding spear in his right hand and shield in his left.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORIVM. Gratian, his head turned right and right hand raised, standing facing left on galley sailing left with Victory at the helm. In left field, wreath; in exergue, SMKΔ.
RIC IX : 14a.
SCARCE
1 comments*Alex01/31/18 at 15:46Canaan: I love it
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SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Elagabalus , AD 218-222.30 viewsRadiate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder / S • C, Δ Є above, eagle below; all within laurel wreath fastened at top with star.
VF, earthen patina.
5.37 Gr.
2 commentsSam01/30/18 at 06:01Canaan: Nice Addition, Congrats.
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Struck A.D.324 - 325. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Antioch7 viewsObverse: No legend (Anepigraphic). Laureate head of Constantine I facing right.
Reverse: CONSTAN/TINVS/AVG in three lines; wreath above; SMANTB below; • in exergue under A of SMANTB.
RIC VII : 57
EXTREMELY RARE
1 comments*Alex01/30/18 at 06:00Canaan: Great Addition, Congrats.
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Roman Empire, Constantius II48 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Two braids, reaching
ALEΔ in ex. Γ in left field

Alexandria 72 var.
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 05:58Canaan: Wow, this group is a real BOT.
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Roman Empire, Constantius II46 viewsConstantius II
AE 2
24.75 mm 5.14g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, helmeted soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a bowl-shaped helmet, clutching the horse's neck. Star in left field. Mintmark SMHA.
Heraclea
RIC VIII 67
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 05:57Canaan: Wow, even the facial impressions are clear, the be...
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Roman Empire, Constantius II62 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, horseman standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANA.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 05:55Canaan: Very nice
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Roman Empire, Constantius II37 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
25 mm, 5.67 g, 12 h)
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,horses hoof over exerg. line

ANB Antioch 122
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 05:54Canaan: Great reverse, very powerful
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Roman Empire, Constantius II43 views23 mm , 5,17g.
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind.

FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, Star in left field

AQS Dot in ex.

RIC Aquileia 153
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/30/18 at 05:52Canaan: Great Coin, A real winner
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5084 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 117-18 AD Hermes22 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5084/2; Dattari-Savio Pl. 67, 1388 (this coin). Dattari 1388 and Pl. XVI (this rev. Illustrated); Emmett 860.5

Issue L B = year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r., star

Rev. L Β
Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder, and over back of neck (no caduceus)

15.00 gr
24 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection. Apparently unique and illustrated in Dattari.
3 commentsokidoki01/29/18 at 18:02Canaan: Great coin!!!
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5264 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 120-21 AD Hippopotamus standing right23 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5264; Dattari-Savio Pl. 73, 1577 (this coin); Emmett 863.5; Köln 813

Issue L E = year 5

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder; to r. crescent

Rev. L Ε
hippopotamus standing, right

13.20 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
3 commentsokidoki01/29/18 at 18:01Canaan: Great coin, details and provenance.
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BCC LH322 viewsLead Head
Hollow cast lead figure
of a miniature stylized head.
Pierced from the back, and
possibly crimped on to a
shaft or tang? This specimen
is unusual among the known
assemblage of these strange
objects in that the mold was prepared
along the front and back axis rather
than the left and right axis. The interior
is smooth with no sign of a seam.
Small hole in back, cf. BCC LH9
36.5 x 21.5 x 15mm. 19.02gm.
Surface find, 1974, Caesarea Maritima
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
1 commentsv-drome01/28/18 at 07:53Canaan: Most interesting!!!!
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CALABRIA. Tarentum. Obol70 viewsKantharos; three pellets around.

Bucranium; three pellets around.

Circa 380-325 BC
Weight: 0.33 g.
Diameter: 9 mm.

Rare with 3 pellets

cf. Vlasto 1617 (number of pellets); cf. BMC 432 (same). HN Italy 918; SNG France 3 specimens, c.f. 2201-03 (number of pellets)

Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser (sold 30.12.1992; with dealer's ticket), Ex-Numismatik Naumann auction 42 lot 15; Ex-Calgary Coin

A tiny coin with a fantastic design.
9 commentsJay GT401/28/18 at 05:20Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Otacilia Severa (244 - 249 A.D.)35 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: MWTCEOV HPACEMCTPA diademed draped bust right.
R: Nike advancing right. L-B (Year 2) to right.
Alexandria Mint 245 A.D.
23mm
13.28g
Dattari 4989, Emmett 3557.2

Rarity 5

Published on Wildwinds!
3 commentsMat01/27/18 at 05:30Canaan: Great addition, congrats.
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Septimius Severus51 viewsSEVERVS AVG PART MAX
Laureate head of Severus right

PM TR P VIII COS II P P
Victory hovering left holding open wreath with both hands over shield set on base

Rome 200 AD
Sear 6333; RSC 454; RIC 150

3.23g

ex-Calgary Coins

2017 Forum Best of Type Winner

Fantastic old cabinet toning, darker in hand

SOLD Forum Auction April 2019
2 commentsJay GT401/25/18 at 04:57Canaan: Great addition
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Septimius Severus60 viewsSEVERVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head of Severus right

FVNDATOR PACIS
Severus, togate standing left holding branch and scroll

Rome 201 AD
3.6g

RIC IV: 265, Sear 6282, RSC 205

Ex-Calgary Coins

SOLD Forum Auction April 2019
3 commentsJay GT401/25/18 at 04:56Canaan: Great coin!!!
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03 Constantius II29 viewsConstantius II
22mm, 5.1g.
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, AN Delta in ex
Antioch 132
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)01/24/18 at 13:14Canaan: Nice
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5568 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 125-26 AD Mars, wearing crested Corinthian helmet36 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5568; D1271 = Staffieri; Emmett 810.10

Issue L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ= year 10

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

Rev. L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ
Helmeted half-length nude bust left of Mars (Ares), seen from behind, wearing crested Corinthian helmet

12.87 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection. Ex Münz Zentrum 29 (27 April 1977), lot 126; Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 1271.

In the aforementioned article by Giovanni, he compares the reverse of this coin to the statue found at Hadrian’s villa (Fig. 7 in his article).
See G.M. Staffieri, ‘Sulla testimonianza di un Ares policleteo nella monetazione imperiale alessandrina’, NAC 22 (1993), pp. 187-99, where the design is compared to the statue found at Hadrian’s villa.
4 commentsokidoki01/18/18 at 15:55Canaan: Perfection!!!
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5845 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 132-33 AD Hadrian & Serapis53 viewsReference.
RPC III 5845/2; Köln 1084; Dattari (Savio) 1946 (this coin); K&G 32.554; Emmett 1042.17; Staffieri, Alexandria In Nummis 69 (this coin)

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
Temple (classical) with two columns enclosing Sarapis standing, r. holding sceptre and presenting globe; to r., Emperor (Hadrian), laureate-headed, wearing toga, standing l.,
holding sceptre; between, altar inscribed ΑΔΡ/ΙΑ/ΝΟΝ

23.82 gr
34 mm
12h

Note.
From the Giovanni Maria Staffieri Collection, purchased from Renzo Canavesi, Sagno, 1996. Ex Renzo Canavesi Collection (Sagno); Dr. Piero Beretta Collection (Milan); Giovanni Dattari Collection, no. 1946.

A rare variety with Sarapis holding a globe instead of saluting the emperor. The authors of RPC cite two coins: this coin, and the one in the Köln collection. There is also an example in the Ashmolean Museum collection (Milne 1380).
8 commentsokidoki01/18/18 at 15:54Canaan: Great coin, details and provenance.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.71 viewsSilver denarius, RIC IV 250b; RSC III 501b; BMCRE VI p. 201, 875; Hunter III 74; SRCV II 7922, Choice EF, excellent portrait, superb reverse detail, small edge cracks, Rome mint, weight 2.841g, maximum diameter 20.0mm, die axis 160o, 231 - 235 A.D.; obverse IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse PROVIDENTIA AVG (the foresight of the Emperor), Providentia (or Annona) standing left, grain downward in right hand over modius overflowing with grain at feet on left, cornucopia in left hand.

Annona was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. When Severus Alexander was away on his Persian and German campaigns (231-235) he continuously struck Annona types. With the legend PROVIDENTIA AVG, "The Foresight of the Emperor," he assured that, though he was away, he would be carefully monitoring Rome's grain supply!

FORVM Ancient Coins./ The Sam Mansourati Collection.
3 commentsSam01/18/18 at 15:31Canaan: Great coin!!! Perfection, congrats.
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277 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Tellus28 viewsReference.
RIC 277d; Strack 275 ;BMCRE 748 note; RSC 1430

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Laureate head right.

Rev. TELLVS / STABIL.
Tellus reclining left, resting hand upon globus to left and elbow upon basket to right.

3.67 gr
16 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki01/12/18 at 13:27Canaan: Great bust, very nice!!!
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RPC II 1978 Domitian tetradrachm92 viewsAVT KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ ΣEB ΓEΡM
Laureate head right; aegis at point of bust

ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY H (date; year 8)
Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, with wings spread; palm frond to right.

SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch, 88/89 AD

13.61g; 29 mm

McAlee 398; Prieur 145; RPC II 1978.

Ex-Zurqieh

Wonderful style with fine detailed Aegis/Gorgon head

7 commentsJay GT401/11/18 at 02:16Canaan: I love these Syrian tets
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Vespasian / Pax Aureus74 viewsVespasian. Gold Aureus (7.14 g), AD 69-79. Judaea Capta type. Rome, AD 72/3.
O: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII, laureate head of Vespasian right.
R: VIC AVG across field,Victory standing right on globe, holding wreath and palm branch.
- RIC 361; BN 57; BMC 72; Calicó 699

In describing Vespasian's triumph in Rome, following the defeat of Judaea, Josephus says, "Many people were carrying statues of Victory; everything was constructed of elephant [ivory] and gold."
7 commentsNemonater01/05/18 at 03:24Canaan: Great coin!!!
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82-83 BC* Q ANTONIUS BALBUS102 viewsLaureate head of Jupiter right; S•C behind

Victory in quadriga right; I below horses, Q ANTO BALB/PR in two lines in exergue.

Rome, 83 BC

3.99g

Crawford 364/1d; Sydenham 742b; Antonia 1. Sear 279

Lustrous Choice VF. Slight Flan flaw (weight reduction) on obverse in field.

ex-ANE

Anti Sullan Issue Struck by Order of the Senate SC.
Q. Antonius Balbus was a member of the Marian party, and in 82 BC was appointed praetor of Sardinia. Before leaving for Sardinia, this issue was struck by order of the Senate which was dominated by members of the Marian party to pay the army preparing to resist the return of Sulla. The reverse imagery reflects the expectations of Q. Antonius Balbus. Sulla was victorius in the battle of the Colline gate, and in 82 BC, Q. Antonius Balbus was removed from his position as praetor by L. Philippus and killed.

New photo of the very first denarius I bought.


5 commentsJay GT401/04/18 at 04:19Canaan: Very nice and historical coin!!
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Aurelian (270 - 275 A.D.)28 viewsÆ(S) Antoninianus
O: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
R: RESTITVTOR ORBIS, woman standing right, presenting wreath to Aurelian standing left, leaning on sceptre, suppliant captive between them. * Δ in exergue.
4.2mm
21mm
RIC V-1, Cyzicus 349 var.

Very Scarce
3 commentsMat12/30/17 at 20:32Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Phoenicia, Arados 93-94 A.D23 viewsAE 19.97mm (Thickness 3.33mm), weight 6.53g, die axis = 12h (0 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 qoph (Q) in field, Aradian era date (BNT) 352.
3 commentsMartin Rowe12/28/17 at 05:51Canaan: Great details, congrats
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RPC II 1389 Vespasianus29 viewsObv : AYTOKPOTΩP KAIΣAP ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ OYEΣΠΑΣIANOΣ, Laureate head right
Rev : EΠΙ ΠΛΑNKIOY OYAPOY KOINON ΦPYΓIAΣ ΑΠΑMEIΣ, Bundle of five corn-ears
AE26 (26.03 mm 10.79 g 12h) Struck in Apamea (Phrygia)
RPC 1389, SNG Von Aulock 3491, BMC 150-151
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus12/27/17 at 04:15Canaan: Great one, congrats
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Struck A.D. 98 - 99 under Trajan. DIVUS NERVA. Commemorative AE 25 of Berytus, Phoenicia17 viewsObv: DIVOS NERVA AVGVSTVS. Laureate head of Nerva facing right.
Rev: COL IVL AVG FEL BER. Nerva, as priest-founder, ploughing with yoke of oxen right.
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 13.6gms | Die Axis: 12
BMC : 81 (Phoenicia) | GICV : 950.
RARE

This coin was struck by Trajan shortly after the death of Nerva.

At the beginning of January A.D.98 Nerva suffered a stroke during a private audience and a few weeks later died of a fever at his villa in the Gardens of Sallust. He was succeeded by Trajan, whom he had adopted as his son and heir.
1 comments*Alex12/20/17 at 16:49Canaan: Nice!!!!!
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5823 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 132-33 AD Mummiform Sokar42 viewsReference.
Emmett 883.17; RPC III, 5823; Dattari (Savio) 1446

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
Mummiform Sokar (Ptah-Sokar-Osiris) standing right, holding sceptre tipped with falon (Horus?)

13.00 gr
27 mm
12h

Note.
Giovanni Dattari summarizes the unusual reverse type seen on this billon tetradrachm of Hadrian. The image of the Ptah-Sokar-Osiris divinity belongs to Egyptian theology, and in particular to funeral worship. It brings together three famous members of the Pharaonic Pantheon through their respective symbols: the headdress and scepter for Ptah, the solar disk for Osiris, and the mummiform wrappings for Sokar – the “Lord of the Necropolis.” These three associated divinities call upon the concepts of “mourning” and “life”, evoking at the same time the pain associated with death and the hope of resurrection. The main sanctuaries of Ptah, Sokaris, and Osiris were at Memphis and Abydos.
4 commentsokidoki12/20/17 at 12:03Canaan: Great addition
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Cyzicus 09256 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He is bare headed and is beardled
Minted in Cyzicus (Gamma | _ // SMKB)
Reference:- RIC VIII Cyzicus 92 (C2)
4 commentsmaridvnvm12/17/17 at 09:12Canaan: Very nice
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13 Constantius II38 viewsConstantius ii

DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
Soldier spearing a horseman, Phrygian helmet, forward on ground, on hands and knees
BSIS / * in right field
Siscia 210
Rare
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/17/17 at 09:11Canaan: Nice but where is the horse???
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The Star of Beth-lehem – The Mystery Coin.50 viewsThe "Star of Bethlehem Coin" SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Antioch. Civic Issues. Year 105 (56/57 AD) ( under emperor Nero )

The "Star of Bethlehem Coin" SYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Antioch. Civic Issues. Year 105 (56/57 AD). Æ 18mm (5.11 gm). Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right / Ram running right, looking back, crescent and star above; date below. RPC I 4290; SNG Copenhagen 101.; Choice EF , Stunning for the type.

The Sam Mansourati Collection.
5 commentsSam12/13/17 at 13:26Canaan: Great patina and details congrats Sam
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Tetra from Laodicia ad Mare for Sept. Severus79 viewsTetradrachm for Septimius Severus from Laodicia ad Mare mint. Around 210 AD.
11.56 grs.
Observe : Laureate draped bust right, Greek legend around.
Reverse: Eagle standing facing on club, head turned up with wreath in beak, star between legs.
Prieur 1163.
Great portrait and patina.
7 commentslabienus12/12/17 at 11:30Canaan: Great details, very nice coin
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Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 113 #1 ( שלמ as monogram)31 viewsAretas IV Philopatris & Shuqailat I, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AE 18, 3.53g, 18.10mm, 330°
Petra, AD 39/40
obv. Jugate busts of Aretas IV, with moustache, draped and laureate, r., and queen Shuqailat, draped and diademed, r.
above heads שלמ as monogram (Meshorer p.85, #9)
transcibed from r. to l. (Sh)LM
= shalom (whole)
rev. 2 crossed filleted cornucopias
between Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
חרתת / שקי / לת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
HRTT / SQY / LT
= Harithat / Shuqailat
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 113
EF, black patina

According to Meshorer Shalom (whole) is the name for a new denomination, which was omitted later when this denomination has been established.
2 commentsJochen12/12/17 at 08:58Canaan: Very nice color and patina high lights, great deta...
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Vespasian-RIC-Unknown - Obverse Brockage100 viewsAR Denarius, 2.92g
Rome mint, 69-70 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: Incuse of obverse
RIC -. BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, December 2017.

Based on style and obverse legend this brockage is from Vespasian's first denarius issues at Rome.
5 commentsDavid Atherton12/12/17 at 08:01Canaan: Nice!!!
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08 Constantius II68 viewsConstantius II
AE 2
24.75 mm 5.14g
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, helmeted soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a bowl-shaped helmet, clutching the horse's neck. Star in left field. Mintmark SMHA.
Heraclea
RIC VIII 67

ex Steve
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/12/17 at 07:35Canaan: great artistic reverse!!!
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05 Constantius II64 viewsConstantius II

21 mm / 5,23 gr.
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed, A behind.
FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO Soldier spearing fallen horseman,Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A left field, pellet right. PAR.F in ex
Arles 148
Scarce
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/12/17 at 07:34Canaan: Nice desert patina!!
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Nabatean Kingdom, Malichus II & Shuqailat II, Meshorer 136-13924 viewsMalichus II & Shuqailat II, AD 40-70
AR - Drachm, 3.68g, 12.85-14.46mm, 0°
Petra, year 20-23 (= AD 59/60- 62/63)
obv. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
מלכא מלכו - מלכ נבתו שנת [date]
transcribed:
MLKW MLK' - MLK NBTW (Sh)NT [date]
= Maliku Malik' - Malik Nabatu Shanat [date]
= Malichus the king - king of the Nabateans [date]
Bust of Malichus II, draped and laureate, hairs falling down to neck
rev. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
גמלת אחתה - מלכת נבתו
transcribed:
(Sh)QLT A(Ch)TH - MLKT NBTW
= Shuqailat Achatha - Malikat Nabatu
= Shuqailat his sister - queen of Nabateans
Bust of Shuqailat II, veiled and draped, r.
Ref. Meshorer Nabatean 136-139
F+, complete legends!

You can read 20 as date. Then it could be 21, 22 or 23
2 commentsJochen12/11/17 at 15:44Canaan: Very nice a descent example
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RIC 0844 Domitian Cistophoric100 viewsIMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand

10.60g

Rome mint for circulation in the East. 82 AD

RIC 844 (R); RPC 868

Ex-Roy's Coin
Roughness (die rust?) around features not visible in hand.
8 commentsJay GT412/11/17 at 14:18Canaan: Great coin, on the wish list
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Egypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3155, D-5555, L/Z//--, Eagle left, head right, #197 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3155, D-5555, L/Z//--, Eagle left, head right, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Eagle left, head right, his beak wreath, L-Z, across the field.
exergue: L/Z//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 7,38g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 281-282 A.D., L-Z Year 7., ref: Geissen-3155, Dattari-5555, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.38-p340,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/10/17 at 04:22Canaan: Nice addition Q.
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Egypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3127, D-5527, LB/-//--, Dikaiosyne standing left, #199 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3127, D-5527, LB/-//--, Dikaiosyne standing left, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Dikaiosyne standing left holding scales and cornucopiae, L-B left at foot.
exergue: LB/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 8,51g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 276-277 A.D., LB Year 2., ref: Geissen-3127, Dattari-5527, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.7-p338,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans12/10/17 at 04:21Canaan: Great details, very nice coin
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08 Constantius II42 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed draped cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, two braids, reaching , SMHB in ex., Gamma in left field
Heraclea 82

ex DS
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/10/17 at 04:19Canaan: Another nice one
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05 Constantius II38 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed, A behind.
FEL TEMP - REPARATIO Soldier spearing fallen horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A left field
PAR in ex
Arles 140

ex DS
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)12/10/17 at 04:18Canaan: Very nice one Randy
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EB0547 Hadrian / Mount Argaeus33 viewsHadrian AR Didrachm of Cappadocia, Caesarea, 128-138 AD.
Obv: AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC, Laureate head right.
Rev: YΠATOC Γ ΠATHR ΠATP, Mount Argaeus surmounted wreath.
References: Syd 272, Metcalf 97, SNGvA 6419.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 6.353 grams.
2 commentsEB12/07/17 at 05:26Canaan: Great addition!!!
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EB0548 Nero / Victory21 viewsNero AR Hemidrachm of Caesarea, Cappadocia, 59-60 AD.
Obv: [NERO CLAV]D DIVI CLAVD F CAESAR [AVG GERMANI], laureate head right.
Rev: ARME-NIAC, Victory (over Armenia).
References: Syd. 81, RIC I 616, RSC 32, RPC 3644.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 1.329 grams.
1 commentsEB12/07/17 at 05:26Canaan: Very nice!!!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, PROBUS. Silvered AE Antoninianus of Rome. Struck A.D.276 - 282. 43 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 Γ.
RIC V ii : 200
Scarce.
1 comments*Alex12/07/17 at 05:25Canaan: Perfect!!!
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EB0546 Hadrian / Club20 viewsHadrian, AR Hemidrachm of Caesarea, Cappadocia. Year 4 = 120-121 AD.
Obv: AVTO KAIC TRAI ADRIANOC CEBACT, laureate bust right, draped far shoulder
Rev: Date ET-Δ (year 4), club of Herakles.
References: Syd 257; Metcalf 85.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 1.586 grams.
1 commentsEB12/07/17 at 05:24Canaan: Nice!!!
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Vespasian RIC-773118 viewsAR Denarius, 2.89g
Rome Mint, 75 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, bare, l.
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS VI; Pax, bare to the waist, seated l., holding branch extended in r. hand, l. hand on lap
RIC 773 (R3). BMC -. RSC -. BNC -.
Acquired from eBay, November 2017.

Here is an interesting situation of an extremely rare obverse paired with the most common reverse type ever struck for Vespasian's denarii. The Pax type with the common laureate right portrait was struck in vast quantities to commemorate the opening of the Temple of peace. The bare head left portraits are seen sparingly (Buttrey - 'Fleetingly') on the denarii of 75 and 76 exclusively with the seated Pax reverse. This denarius is the second known specimen of the exceedingly rare bare head COS VI Pax from 75. Unsurprisingly, it shares obverse dies with the unique specimen cited in RIC. The bare head portraits seem to have been the experimental work of one engraver operating at the mint in 75/76. Too bad this portrait variant didn't catch on, it has a delightfully attractive spare elegance.

Struck in fine style and in good metal.
7 commentsDavid Atherton12/07/17 at 05:18Canaan: Most interesting
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Constantius I (305 - 306 A.D.)42 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: ΦΛA KωNCTANTIOC K, laureate bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding cornucopia, L Γ = year 3 (294/295)
8.43g
19mm
Kampmann/Ganschow 121.24, Dattari 6070 Emmett 4191.2, Milne 5174

Published on Wildwinds!
2 commentsMat12/07/17 at 05:00Canaan: Nice rarity
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5520 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Zeus standing34 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5520 (this coin illustrated). Dattari-Savio Pl. 71, 1513 (this coin); Emmett --

Issue L ΕΝ = year 9

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

Rev. ƐΤ ƐΝΑΤ
Zeus standing facing, head l., holding Nike and sceptre; to l., eagle

13.26 gr
24 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection. Apparently unique.
4 commentsokidoki12/05/17 at 15:50Canaan: Great coin, great provenance and details, congrats
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5705 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Bundle of three grain-ears.29 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5705; Emmett 1176.11; D 1941

Issue L ΙΑ = year 11

Obv.
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. L ΙA
Bundle of three grain-ears

0.81 gr
10 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki12/02/17 at 19:40Canaan: Very nice!!! especially the latina highlights
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, CARACALLA, THRACE. Hadrianopolis. AE Unit92 viewsTHRACE. Hadrianopolis.
Caracalla. 198-217 AD.
AE Unit (3.52 gm; 17 mm).
Laureate head right / Eros on dolphin right.
Youroukova 386 var. (unlisted dies); SNG Copenhagen -; BMC Thrace pg. 119, 22.
3 commentsXLi12/01/17 at 10:54Canaan: A very nice theme and great reverse
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Bruttium Vibo Valentia Semis79 views Bronze semis

head of Juno (Hera) right, wearing stephane, S (mark of value) behind

VALENTIA
Double cornucopia overflowing with grain and grapes, carnyx (control symbol) and S (mark of value) on right


Vibo Valentia mint, 193 - 150 B.C.

3.57g, 18.1 mm 270o

Mensitieri Valentia 211; HN Italy 2263; SNG ANS 483, SNG Cop 1849; BMC Italy p. 361, 16 (control described as staff ending in boar's head)

Ex-Forum from the Andrew McCabe Collection
6 commentsJay GT411/30/17 at 03:43Canaan: Nice
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102 Hadrian Denarius 128 AD Four stars Eastern Mint21 viewsReference.
Strack *48; C. --; cf RIC 356;

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right

Rev. COS III
Four stars within crescent.

2.70 gr
18 mm
6h
2 commentsokidoki11/29/17 at 18:05Canaan: Very nice!!!
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Syria, Decapolis, Gadara. Titus AE18.18 viewsObv: TITOS KAISAR, laureate head right.
Rev: GADAREWN L ZLR, two crossed cornucopiae.
Year 137 = 73-74 AD
Spijkerman 30, Rosenberger 35, RPC 2096.
1 commentsancientone11/29/17 at 03:34Canaan: Very nice!!! So many great additions
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Struck A.D.115 - 116. TRAJAN. AR (Billon) Tetradrachm of Alexandria.14 viewsObverse: AVT TPIAN(sic) API CEB ΓEPM ΔAKIK. Laureate head of Trajan facing right, star in right field below chin.
Reverse: No legend. Diademed and draped bust of Zeus facing right, LI in left field, Θ in right (= regnal year 19 = A.D.115/116)
Legend error TRIAN instead of TRAIAN
Diameter: 24mm | Weight: 12.39gms | Die Axis: 12
BMC.G: 356 (var)
Ex Zurqieh (Dubai)
1 comments*Alex11/28/17 at 14:32Canaan: A beauty
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Augustus & Agrippa, AE Dupondius 83 viewsNemausus mint, after AD 10
4th type
IMP DIVI F PP, Laureate heads of Augustus looking right and Agrippa looking left, back to back
COL NEM, Crocodile chained to palm tree
13,52 gr
Ref : RCV #1731, Cohen #8
5 commentsPotator II11/26/17 at 16:08Canaan: Very nice!!!
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274 Hadrian Aureus Roma 134-38 AD Spes standing104 viewsReference,
RIC 274; C.1412; Strack 272; BMC 732; Hill 798

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. SPES P R
Spes, draped, standing left, holding flower in right hand and raising skirt with left.

7.11 gr
18 mm
6h

Oud geld

Note.
Spes was the Roman personification of Hope
the Greek counterpart was Elpis
9 commentsokidoki11/24/17 at 17:29Canaan: Great coin!!!
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galba, AR Denarius75 viewsGALBA, A.D. 68-69. AR Denarius
(3.38 gms),
Rome Mint, ca. A.D. July 68-January 69..
Obv: "IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG PM" Laureate bust of Galba facing right;
Rev:: Virtus standing facing, holding parazonium upwards and leaning on vertical spear.
NGC Ch F, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5.
RIC-236
Provenance: From the Graywood Collection.
Coin depicted in the Wildwinds.com database.
3 commentsorfew11/23/17 at 12:07Canaan: What a mighty face of Galba, very nice coin congra...
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03 Constantius II36 viewsConstantius II
Antioch, AE 2
5,00 g. 24 mm.
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANI.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/23/17 at 06:28Canaan: great details on reverse
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RPC-2471-Titus 92 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 12.83g
Alexandria mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: AYTOK TITOY KAIΣ OYEΣΠAΣIANOY ΣEB; Head of Titus, laureate, r.
Rev: OMO-NOIA; Homonoia seated, l.; date LΓ to l., star in r. field
RPC 2471 (5 spec.).
Ex CNG E409, 8 November 2017, lot 463.

Alexandria struck tetradrachms for Titus dated either regnal year 2 (79-80 AD) or regnal year 3 (80-81 AD). No bronze coins were issued during his reign at Alexandria. The year 3 tetradrachms are separated into two different issues, those with a star in the reverse field, as seen on this example, and those without a star. They have an average fineness of around 19.5%. One wonders if Homonoia (Concordia) was a chosen reverse type because of continued intra-city tensions between the Greek and Jewish citizens of Alexandria.

Fine Alexandrian style with good eye-appeal.
8 commentsDavid Atherton11/21/17 at 08:59Canaan: Great condition.
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EB0480 Septimus Severus / Neptune19 viewsSeptimus Severus, AR Denarius, 209 AD.
Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev: PM TRP XVII COS III P P, Neptune standing left, nude but for chlamys draped over left shoulder and right forearm, right hand resting on upper right leg, right foot on rock, long trident vertical in left hand.
References: RIC IV 228, RSC III 529, BMCRE V 3, Hunter III 69, SRCV II 6346.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.123 grams.
1 commentsEB11/20/17 at 17:05Canaan: Very nice!!!
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EB0481 Julia Domna / Laetitia24 viewsJulia Domna, AR Denarius, ca 198 AD.
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev: LAETITIA, Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder.
References: RIC 561 (Rome) or, more likely RIC 641 (Laodicea).
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 3.44 grams.
Coins of Julia Domna from the Laodicea mint can be identified by the loop coming up from her drapery at the neck.
2 commentsEB11/20/17 at 17:03Canaan: What a beauty!!!!
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Price 365437 viewsAlexander lifetime. Kylix to the left. Monogram under the throne. M under the monogram. Heidelberger Munzhandlung 73 lot 54. Nov 15 2017. Incorrectly attributed as a Price 3620 which is the bee to the left.1 commentsChance Vandal11/17/17 at 10:22Canaan: Life time issues are always great, Congrats
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03 Constantius II44 views23mm, 4.3g
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANAI.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/15/17 at 06:03Canaan: Very nice reverse!!
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RIC 0126 Titus66 viewsObv: T DIVO AVG DIVI VESP F VESPASIANO, Deified Titus seated, leftt, on curule chair, with branch and sceptre
Rev: Legend clockwise, inwardly, from high right: MP CAES DIVI VESP F DOMIT AVG P M TR P P P / S C (center field)
AE/Sestertius 32.98 mm 23.42 g 6 h - Struck in Rome 81-82 A.D.
RIC 126 (R2 Domitian) - BMCRE 284 (Domitian) - Paris 293 (Domitian)
Purchased from Numismeo
6 commentsFlaviusDomitianus11/14/17 at 04:15Canaan: Great one, congrats
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RIC 25228 viewsAureus, 134-138
Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Head, bare, r.
Rev: IVSTITIA AVG
Iustitia seated l., holding patera and sceptre.

18mm, 7.15g
2 commentsklausklage11/11/17 at 04:03Canaan: Great coin!!!
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175 - Constantius Gallus - AE2 - RIC VIII Alexandria 079 var. 32 viewsAE2
Obv:– DN CONSTANTI-VS NOB CAES, Bare, bust draped and cuirassed right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman, who is bare headed, reaching back towards soldier
Minted in Alexandria (Dot S Dot | _ // ALEA),
Reference:– cf RIC VIII Alexandria 79 (C2) where soldier wears peaked cap
2 commentsmaridvnvm11/09/17 at 12:37Canaan: Nice Alexandrian
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14 Constantius II37 viewsDN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind/FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, Phrygian helmet, sitting on ground, arm(s) up, A in left field, TS Delta in ex
Thessalonica 129 scarce.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/09/17 at 12:36Canaan: Nice reverse
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06 Constantius Gallus44 viewsConstantius Gallus
24 MM. 4.61 G
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right
R-EPARATIO
beared?, Phrygian helmet, clutching
CONS epsilon / Γ left / · centre
Constantinople 107
Rare (rev. break)
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/08/17 at 11:16Canaan: I like the hair cut
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Roman Empire , Emperor Philip I , the Syrian. AD 244 - 24937 viewsSilver Antoninianus (21.2 mm & 3.93 g). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / Roma sitting left, holding Victory and scepter.
EF , Sear 8952.
2 commentsSam11/04/17 at 10:58Canaan: Nice additions Sam, congrats.
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13 Constans121 viewsConstans AE 24mm.
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right, A behind bust / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman wearing Phrygian helmet, forwards on hands and knees. Star right
ASIS in ex
Siscia 211
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)11/02/17 at 05:53Canaan: very nice artistic one!!!
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4030 JUDAEA, Gaza Hadrian AE 21 132-33 AD Tyche standing16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4030; Sofaer 69; De Saulcy 6-7, BMC 36

Issue Year 4 = 193

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС С
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Rev. ΓΑΖΑ Δ (Ε)ΕΠΙ ΓЧΡ
Tyche standing left, holding scepter and cornucopia; heifer to lower left, symbol of Marnas to lower right.

8.58 gr
21 mm
12h

Note.
From the François Righetti Collection, purchased from Shraga Quedar.
1 commentsokidoki10/31/17 at 05:37Canaan: Very nice example of the type
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3267 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Sandan standing68 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3267; Levante 996; Prieur 768

Issue Second group

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Sandan, wearing tall headdress and long cloak, standing, r., on horned lion; he wears on his l. side bow-case and sword crossing the bow-case; his r. hand is raised and he holds bipennis and wreath in left.

9.94 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Sandan (or Sandon or Sandas) was an ancient Anatolian god associated with both war and the weather, and was known in the area of Tarsos from Hittite times (the second half of the 2nd millenium BC). The figure of Sandan on a lion first appears on the coinage of Tarsus in the 2nd century BC, but it was certainly much older. The shrine to Sandan in Tarsus existed at least until the 3rd century AD
6 commentsokidoki10/31/17 at 05:34Canaan: The best Hadrian i have ever seen!!!
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5890 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 133-34 AD Dioscuri standing facing35 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5890; Emmett 950; Dattari (Savio) 1684.

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
Dioscuri (clothed) standing facing, each holding parazonium and spear

23.54 gr
35 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki10/30/17 at 17:09Canaan: Lovely, great patina and sharp details!!
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RIC 0070 Domitian Denarius Fake112 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Laureate head right

COS VII DES VIII P P
Seat draped, above winged thunderbolt

Rome, September 13- December 31, 81 AD

RIC 70 (C)

3.39g


Ebay

Lipanoff fake from struck dies

Published: Sofia 2004, no.38

7 commentsJay GT410/26/17 at 12:16Canaan: Nice!
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3267 CILICIA, Tarsus Hadrian Tridrachm Sandan standing68 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3267; Levante 996; Prieur 768

Issue Second group

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΘΕ ΤΡΑ ΠΑΡ ΥΙ ΘΕ ΝΕΡ ΥΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with balteus and drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Sandan, wearing tall headdress and long cloak, standing, r., on horned lion; he wears on his l. side bow-case and sword crossing the bow-case; his r. hand is raised and he holds bipennis and wreath in left.

9.94 gr
26 mm
12h

Note.
Sandan (or Sandon or Sandas) was an ancient Anatolian god associated with both war and the weather, and was known in the area of Tarsos from Hittite times (the second half of the 2nd millenium BC). The figure of Sandan on a lion first appears on the coinage of Tarsus in the 2nd century BC, but it was certainly much older. The shrine to Sandan in Tarsus existed at least until the 3rd century AD
6 commentsokidoki10/23/17 at 15:53Canaan: great
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EB0602 Vespasian / Nike17 viewsVespasian AR Tetradrachm of Alexandria. Year 1 = 69 AD.
Obv: AVT TIT FLVIO VEΣΠAΣIANOV, Laureate head right, LA before.
Rev: Nike flying left holding wreath & palm.
References: Dattari 359.
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 11.44 grams.
1 commentsEB10/23/17 at 06:44Canaan: Nice portrait, looks alot like Galba's issues!...
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Egyptian Bronze Inlays: Anonymous (3rd Intermediate - Late Period, ca. 1075-343 BCE) 32 viewsThe lids extending with cosmetic lines, the interiors inlaid with limestone sclerae, the irises in black glaze, together with conforming brows. Each 3 ¼ in in length

Ex Giancarlo Ligabue
1 commentsQuant.Geek10/23/17 at 06:41Canaan: Coolest Addition ever!!! congrats.
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Phoenicia, Arados 195-189 B.C22 viewsAE 14.44mm (Thickness 2.83mm), weight 3.19g, die axis = 6h (180 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters yodh (Y) and ayin (`) on either side of AP, Aradian era date 65-70 below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe10/21/17 at 15:59Canaan: nice example
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03 Constantius II73 viewsConstantius II
Antioch
5,24 g / 23 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, with spiral shield, spearing Horseman,hair in braids, bearded, reaching back towards soldier

ANZ Antioch 122
Sear 18170
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/13/17 at 07:22Canaan: Nice details on the reverse.
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03 Constantius II55 viewsConstantius II
AE 2, 23mm, 5.5g
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, ANA in ex
Antioch 132
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/11/17 at 07:23Canaan: Nice Chocolate patina!!
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4100 ARABIA, Petra. Hadrian Tyche35 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4100; Spijkerman 3; SNG ANS 1360-3 var. (bust type)

Issue Petra metropolis

Obv. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤΩΡ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ СƐΒΑϹΤΟС
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian (seen from rear), r.

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

14.26 gr
27 mm
6h
3 commentsokidoki10/10/17 at 14:00Canaan: Great example of the type, i love it!!! The detail...
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Phoenicia, Arados 149-148 B.C20 viewsAE 15.68mm (Thickness 2.53mm), weight 3.33g, die axis = 12h (30 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Braided, bearded head of Zeus right, border of dots.

Reverse: Triple pointed ram of galley left, Phoenician letters qoph (Q) and heth (H) above, Aradian era date 111 below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe10/07/17 at 10:31Canaan: Great patina and contrast
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Lucania Poseidonia stater77 viewsΠΟΜΕΣ
Poseidon standing right, wearing chlamys around shoulders, brandishing trident

ΠΟΜΕΣ (retrograde)
Bull standing to left, above

Poseidonia, Lucania

470-445 BC

8.01g

SNG ANS 661; HN Italy 1114

Ex-Geoffrey Bell auction September 2017 lot 896
5 commentsJay GT410/07/17 at 03:01Canaan: Neat addition very nice postioning, Poseidon will ...
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RIC 3, p.276, 785 - Lucilla, Venus 24 viewsLucilla
AR-Denar, AD 161-169
Obv.: LVCILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: VENVS, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre
Ag, 3.42g, 19mm
Ref.: RIC 785, CRE 262 [R] var, hairstyle variation
1 commentsshanxi10/06/17 at 13:02Canaan: Very nice
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Phoenicia, Arados 211-210 B.C25 viewsAE 14.87mm (Thickness 2.70mm), weight 3.54g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters taw (T) & ayin (‘), on either side of AP, Aradian era date 49 below.
2 commentsMartin Rowe10/06/17 at 04:40Canaan: Very nice details.
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 420-415 BC 27mm 16.42g Jenkins 471 O91/R18073 viewsCharioteer driving slow quadriga left,holding reins in both hands,kentron in right Nike flying above and placing wreath on horses head.Rev fourpart of man-headed bull right.
Jenkins 471 O91-R180
2 commentsGrant H10/05/17 at 15:34Canaan: Very impressive and powerful face impressions
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Phoenicia, Arados 328-320 B.C37 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 Rowe10/05/17 at 04:35Canaan: Another nice Aradian, congrats.
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2 Constantius II27 viewsConstantius II AE Centenionolis.
3.32 gr 19.9 mm
348-350 AD. DN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, diademed bust left, holding globe / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constantius standing left with labarum, captives at feet. Mintmark AQP dot.

Aquileia
RIC VIII 107
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)10/04/17 at 07:16Canaan: Nice little hats
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RIC 0402 Domitianus122 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C in exergue; Domitian standing right clasping hands over altar with officer standing left; behind officer, one soldier with standard, and one soldier at right with spear and shield.
AE/Sestertius (37,08 mm 28,10 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (3rd issue)
RIC 402 (R2), BMCRE - BNF unpublished
ex Roma Numismatics Auction XIV lot 709
12 commentsFlaviusDomitianus10/03/17 at 12:34Canaan: Perfection!!!
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BCC Ls2829 viewsLead Seal
Late Roman-Early Byzantine
5th-7th Century CE
Obv: Facing bust of Virgin Mary,
nimbate, with infant Christ, (bearing
nimbus cruciger?) cross to left.
Rev: Cruciform monogram with
Greek letters: T or Γ, K, A?, I?, OY, and
possibly others. Left side missing.
22.5mm. 5.48gm. Axis:30
1 commentsv-drome10/01/17 at 19:00Canaan: Very nice one
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Phoenicia, Arados 132-131 B.C35 viewsAE 20.13mm (Thickness 3.47mm), weight 7.02g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, S shaped 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 128 with gimel (G) below.
4 commentsMartin Rowe10/01/17 at 14:15Canaan: Perfect!!!
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Phoenicia, Arados 190-189 B.C33 viewsAE 15.01mm (Thickness 2.96mm), weight 2.77g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters mem (M) and yodh (Y), Aradian era date 70 below.
3 commentsMartin Rowe10/01/17 at 14:14Canaan: Great example of the type, i love it!!!
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Phoenicia, Arados 177-176 B.C25 viewsAE 14.47mm (Thickness 2.58mm), weight 3.09g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination D.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters daleph (D) and ? (?) on either side of AP, Aradian era date 84 ? below.
2 commentsMartin Rowe10/01/17 at 14:13Canaan: Very nice one
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England, Edward I63 views England, Edward I (1272-1307), Penny, 1.26g., New coinage, class 9a1 (c.1299 to 1300/1), London mint, facing bust of King, star on breast, +EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB, rev., long cross with trefoil of pellets in each angle, CIVITAS LONDON (N.1036/1; S.1407), struck flat in parts, fine. 5 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/30/17 at 06:55Canaan: Very nice one
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03 Constantius II84 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
21mm., 4,75g.
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANB
RIC VIII Antioch 135
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/30/17 at 06:54Canaan: Great reverse
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01 Constantius II74 views6,31 g. 22 mm.
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG Constantius II pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO soldier spearing Horseman, bearded, Phrygian helmet, reaching
ALEB in ex. Γ in left field

Alexandria 72 var (headwear)
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)09/27/17 at 14:49Canaan: Very nice one, especially the reverse
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 862, Serdica, Bust-H (H2), -/-//KAΔ, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, #1153 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 862, Serdica, Bust-H (H2), -/-//KAΔ, SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, #1
avers:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Bust Type (H-H2), Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
revers:- S OL I INVIC T O, Sol faceing left in spred quadriga, rising right hand and holding whip in left hand.
exergo: -/-//KAΔ, no exergual line, diameter: 22,5-23,0mm, weight: 4,25g, axis: 0h,
mint: Serdica, date: 277 A.D. by Pink or 280-81 A.D. by Gysen, ref: RIC V-II 862, p-112, 4th emission,
Q-001
5 commentsquadrans09/20/17 at 12:15Canaan: Perfect!!!
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)53 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: A K M IOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC EVC, laureate and draped bust right.
R: Alexandria standing left, facing, clothed in elephant hide, holding stalks in hand, vixellium in other, L-Δ in field.
Year 4 = 246-247 AD
23.5mm
13.9g
Alexandria 4853; Dattari 2725, Emmett # 3468.4


Published on Wildwinds!
3 commentsMat09/20/17 at 07:08Canaan: Great!
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)35 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVTOK K M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
R: DHMAPX EZOVCIAC , Eagle standing right, head left with wreath in beak, S - C in field, A at upper right. MON VRB in exergue.
Rome Mint
27mm
12.06g
Prieur 305

Scarce with officina letter in reverse field.
3 commentsMat09/20/17 at 07:08Canaan: Very nice
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Phoenicia, Arados 85-84 B.C28 viewsAE 20.17mm (Thickness 2.61mm), weight 5.67g, 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, KN over ΠC above, Aradian era date 175 (POE) & Greek M with Phoenician letter beth (B) below.
2 commentsMartin Rowe09/14/17 at 16:22Canaan: Very nice one, especially the reverse, but picture...
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 158, Rome, Bust-B/F, -/-//R thunderbolt Z, ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, #198 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 158, Rome, Bust-B/F, -/-//R thunderbolt Z, ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, #1
avers: PRO BVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. Bust B/F.
reverse: ADVEN TVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding the scepter, at the foot, captive.
exergue: -/-//R thunderbolt Z, diameter: 21,0-21,5mm, weight:4,44g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 281 A.D., 6th. emission, ref: RIC V-II 158, p-35,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans09/01/17 at 18:33Canaan: Great details and silvering
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Phoenicia, Arados 172-109 B.C23 viewsAR 17.14mm (Thickness 2.15mm), weight 3.87g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), Drachm (Fourrée).

Obverse: Bee with straight wings, letters B (beta) & P (rho) in left field - representing era date (?), monogram A in right.

Reverse: ΑΡΑΔΙΩΝ, Stag standing right with palm tree behind.
2 commentsMartin Rowe08/30/17 at 06:25Canaan: On my wish list, a great one.
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legionary Denarius 28 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: CHORTIS SPECVLATORVM, three legionary standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.52g, 18.mm
Cr544/12; Syd 1214
ex. Marti Classical Numismatics
3 commentsLegatus08/30/17 at 06:24Canaan: That is a great coin.
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RIC 0591 Domitian denarius 92 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII
Laureate head right

IMP XV COS XIIII CENS P P P
Minerva advancing right with spear and shield

January 1- September 13, 88 AD

Rome

3.2g

RIC 591 (R2)

Ebay
8 commentsJay GT408/29/17 at 17:48Canaan: A very nice and rare one congrats
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Domitian RIC-59995 viewsAR Quinarius, 1.61g
Rome mint, 88 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; Herald adv. l., with wand and shield
RIC 599 (C2). BMC 134. RSC 78. BNC 122.
Ex CNG E404, 23 August 2017, lot 504. Ex Helios 1, 17 April 2008, lot 248 (The Frank L. Kovacs Collection).

Unusually, this quinarius lacks the de rigueur Victory on the reverse, instead we have an interesting historical type of a Herald announcing Domitian's Ludi Saeculares. This was the only saeculum type struck on his quinarii. The games were held in 88 following the Augustan cycle. Presumably this piece was struck for commemorative purposes in conjunction with the games. RIC places the frequency rating for this type as 'very common' (C2), however, this seems a bit over generous. Perhaps a rating of 'common' (C) would be more appropriate. The upcoming RIC II.1 Addenda notes the frequency discrepancy, citing C. Clay's concern that only nineteen specimens are in King's survey of Roman quinarii.

A lovely piece with dark toning and fine style.
8 commentsDavid Atherton08/29/17 at 10:27Canaan: Great example of the type, i love it!!!
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38 views1 commentsGrant H08/28/17 at 15:15Canaan: Great coin!!
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 185, Rome, ROMAE AETER, Bust-H, Roma seated in temple,122 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 185, Rome, ROMAE AETER, Bust-H, Roma seated in temple,
avers:- IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H)
revers:- ROMAE AETER, Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre.
exerg: -/-//R crescent E, diameter: 22,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,86g, axes: 11h,
mint: Rome, 4th. emission, date: 279 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 185, p-37,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans08/27/17 at 08:17Canaan: Very nice one, especially the reverse, and great s...
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 508, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-H, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #2127 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 508, Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-H, I/-//QXXI, Mars walking left, #2
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle. (H)
revers: MART I PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield.
exerg: I/-//QXXI, diameter: 22,0-24,5mm, weight: 4,19g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 9th-emission, date: 281A.D., ref: RIC V-II 508, p-71 ,
Q-002
This coin is part of the EQVITI series ("I") of Ticinum.
2 commentsquadrans08/27/17 at 08:16Canaan: Great coin and the silvering is almost intact
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3 Constans56 views
Billon centenionalis of Constans
Antioch, officina 3; 348-350 CE
4.4 g, 22 mm
D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand.
FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO 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, between the soldier's legs. Star in upper left field, AN Gamma in ex
RIC VIII Antioch 128; LRBC 2615
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/25/17 at 09:26Canaan: Very nice one, especially the reverse
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Egypt, New Kingdom, 16th - 11th Century BC, Faience Scarab14 viewsEgypt, New Kingdom, 16th - 11th Century BC
Blue faience scarab measuring 27mm. Intact with a nice blue color, simple incised details, blank base.

ex. DeVries Collection. Carl DeVries (born 1921, died 2010), research associate and professor for the Oriental Institute, was a renowned collector of antiquities. Dr. DeVries attended Wheaton College in Illinois, earning his B.A. in 1942, M.A. in 1944 and B.D. in 1947. Because he lost an eye as a teenager he could not serve in the military during World War II. Wheaton recruited him as a 22-year-old to be head coach for track and football. Known as "The Kid Coach”, he served on the coaching staff from 1942 to 1952. He served as an instructor in Biblical archaeology at Wheaton from 1945 until 1952 before leaving to pursue his Ph.D. in archaeology from the University of Chicago, which he attained in 1960. As a member of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago he excavated in Egypt from 1950 to 1972 and served on many culturally important undertakings such as the Nubian Expedition and Aswan Dam Recovery Project. Many items in his collection were purchased in Luxor from Sayed Molattam, a noted antiquities dealer based in Luxor, where Devrie’s work with the Oriental Institute was based.
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/22/17 at 06:22Canaan: Cool piece with great history
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Galba RIC 023655 viewsGALBA, A.D. 68-69. AR Denarius (3.38 gms), Rome Mint, ca. A.D. July 68-January 69.
Obv: "IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG PM" Laureate bust of Galba facing right;
Rev:: Virtus standing facing, holding parazonium upwards and leaning on vertical spear.
NGC Ch F, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5.
RIC-236
Provenance: From the Graywood Collection.



This denarius is quite rare. One aspect that makes it rare is the addition of "PM" in the obverse legend. Their are other examples similar coins without the "PM" that are somewhat more available than this one.

I was attracted to 2 aspects of this denarius. First was the portrait. Portraits of Galba vary widely across his denarii, but this one is quite unusual. It does not look like the portraits on most of his denarii. The other aspect that attracted me to this coin was the use of Virtus on the reverse. According to one expert, Virtus is female, so the figure on the reverse is the nude emperor Galba himself taking on the attributes of Virtus. Apparently, nude representations of the emperor are unusual on imperial coins.

5 commentsorfew08/17/17 at 04:40Canaan: Congrats Orfew it is a beauty!
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Decimus Caelius Calvinus Balbinus56 viewsBalbinus AR Antoninianus. 4.86g, 22mm Rome, AD 238.
O: IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: FIDES MVTVA AVGG, (Mutual Fidelity of the Augusti) clasped right hands.
- RIC 11; RSC 6.
3 commentsNemonater08/16/17 at 07:02Canaan: Wow, what a great coin
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Anonymous Æ Triens Overstruck on Akarnanian Federal Coinage Ex RBW50 viewsAnonymous Æ Triens, 211-208 B.C. 5.38g, 24mm.
O: Helmeted head of Minerva right; four pellets above
R: Prow right
Overstruck on Akarnanian Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy) of Oiniadai.
O: Zeus
R: Head of river-god Acheloüs, trident above.
- Crawford 95a From the RBW Collection

This triens comes from the CA series thought to have been struck in Canusium, modern-day Canosa, Italy. You can't see the CA on this example but the style is entirely consistent with the CA series and the CA tridents which apparently always come overstruck on bronzes of Acarnania and Oeniadae. So, why would a series struck in Southeast Italy have so many known overstrikes on undertypes from far away across the Adriatic?

The answer is that Marcus Valerius Laevinus had earlier driven the Macedonians from this region and this issue from Canusium represents booty captured during this fighting and brought back with the fleet when M. Valerius landed in Southern Italy circa 210-209 B.C.. The trientes are all overstruck likely because many of the captured coins were close enough to the necessary weight and the rest of the denominations were probably largely struck on flans whose bronze came from melting down and recasting of the captured booty, with a small number being overstruck on earlier coins that were the correct size. Since this issue contains no precious metal coinage, it is likely that if any precious metal was captured it was either sent back to Rome or used by one of the other Roman field mints operating in Apulia.
1 commentsNemonater08/16/17 at 07:00Canaan: What a coin great over struck
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190 Caracalla19 viewsCaracalla

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Laureate head right
PONTIF TR P XI COS III, PROF in ex, Emperor on horseback pacing right, holding transverse spear, figure kneeling under horse's foreleg
RIC 108
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/13/17 at 12:09Canaan: Another nice one!!
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Galba (68 - 69 A.D.)33 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΛOYK ΛIB ΣOYΛΠ ΓAΛBA KAIΣ ΣEB AV, laureate head right, LA (date) before, LA = 68 A.D.
R: ΡΩ-MH, helmeted, draped bust of Roma right, holding spear and shield.
23mm
13.6g
Milne 317, RPC 5330; Köln 223; Dattari (Savio) 314; K&G 17.6.
3 commentsMat08/12/17 at 22:52Canaan: A great addition and a wish list congrats
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100 Titus 20 viewsTitus
Denarius. 79 AD. IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / CERES AVGVST, Ceres standing left, holding grain ears with poppy and sceptre.

RSC 31a RIC 3
Sear 2504
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/12/17 at 22:51Canaan: Another one on my wishlist
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179 Clodius Albinus27 viewsClodius Albinus, as Caesar,

AR Denarius 19 mm 3.34g

D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right / MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing facing with olive branch, shield & spear. RIC 7, RSC 48. BMC 98

Ex Allan Barker Collection.

ex Mat
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/11/17 at 06:15Canaan: Nice addition, on my wish list!!!
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RIC 0640 Domitianus140 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev: S-C, in exergue; Domitian standing left, with thunderbolt and spear, crowned by Victory, standing left
AE/Sestertius (35.88 mm 27.28 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88-89 A.D.
RIC 640 (R), BMCRE 410, BNF unlisted
Purchased from Dr. Busso Peus on MA-Shops
14 commentsFlaviusDomitianus08/07/17 at 12:07Canaan: Perfect!!!
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Trebonianus Gallus13 views
SYRIA, Coele-Syria. Damascus. Trebonianus Gallus. AD 251-253. Æ (25mm, 7.03 g, 12h). Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Doe standing right, suckling Telephus, in exergue, ram’s head right. De Saulcy 7; Rosenberger 59.

Nice story, except the doe is a stag(see the nice rack)...oops.
2 commentsecoli08/03/17 at 07:34Canaan: A great addition just love these syrian coins
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Phoenicia, Arados 196-195 B.C19 viewsAE 14.58mm (Thickness 2.43mm), weight 2.92g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination C.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, border of dots.

Reverse: Prow of galley left, stem rising forward in a curve, Phoenician letters daleph (D) and aleph (´) on either side of AP, Aradian era date 64 below.
1 commentsMartin Rowe08/02/17 at 18:55Canaan: Very nice one, especially the reverse
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Coprolite, Madagascar. 29 views
"Coprolite (Fossil Dinosaur PooP) - Location: Madagascar. This is actually an aesthetic specimen even though it may look like s --t (which it is in reality). This is the fossil remains of animal feces (Dino poop) from an old bog. This is probably from a sea turtle."
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/02/17 at 18:54Canaan:
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925-4-7, Antioch, Bust:C(A2), Z//XXI, RESTITVT ORBIS, Female and Emperor, #2135 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925-4-7, Antioch, Bust:C(A2), Z//XXI, RESTITVT ORBIS, Female and Emperor, #2
avers:- IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C/A2),
revers:- RESTITVT ORBIS, Female standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
exerg: Z//XXI, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 3,82g, axis: 0h,
mint: Antioch, date: 281 A.D., 4th. emiss., 7th. off., ref: RIC V-II 925-4-7, p-120,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans08/01/17 at 15:38Canaan: Very nice intact silvering
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064 Iulia Mamaea (190-235 A.D.), RIC IV-II 341, Rome, AR-Denarius, IVNO AVGVSTAE, Juno seated left, #1117 views064 Iulia Mamaea (190-235 A.D.), RIC IV-II 341, Rome, AR-Denarius, IVNO AVGVSTAE, Juno seated left, #1
avers: IVLIA MA MAEA AVG, Diademed bust right, draped.
revers: IVNO AV GVSTAE, Juno seated left, holding flower and short sceptre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight: 2,60g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 231 A.D., ref: RIC IV-II 341, p-98, RSC 32, BMC 755, Sear (2000-2002) 8211,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans08/01/17 at 15:37Canaan: Nice!
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061 Iulia Maesa ( ?-223 A.D.), RIC IV-II 266, Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left, #2117 views061 Iulia Maesa ( ?-223 A.D.), RIC IV-II 266, Rome, AR-Denarius, PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left, #2
avers: IVLIA MAESA AVG, Draped bust right.
reverse: PIETA S AVG, Pietas standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding incense box.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 2,38g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 216-220 A.D., ref: RIC IV-II 266, p-50, RSC 34a, BMC 75, Sear (2000-2002) 7755,
Q-002
1 commentsquadrans08/01/17 at 15:36Canaan: Very nice one
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050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 564, Rome, AR-Denarius, MATER DEVM, Cybele, towered, enthroned left, Scarce, #1131 views050 Julia Domna (170-217 A.D.), RIC IV-I 564, Rome, AR-Denarius, MATER DEVM, Cybele, towered, enthroned left, Scarce, #1
avers:- IVLIA AVGVSTA, Bust draped right.
revers:- MATER DEVM, Cybele, towered, enthroned left between two lions, leaning on drum and holding branch and scepter.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 2,88g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 198 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-564, p-169, RSC 123, BMC 51, Sear (2000-2002) 6593, Scarce,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/01/17 at 15:36Canaan: What a coin great details
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Roman Civil Wars 68-6997 viewsNero, Vindex, Galba, Otho, Vitellius x2 and Vespasian x38 commentsNemonater08/01/17 at 05:30Canaan: Great Collection
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Baltic Amber, Fossil, Aculeata: Formicidae, Ant 23 views3 commentsRandygeki(h2)08/01/17 at 05:27Canaan: Very nice
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Constantine I20 viewsConstantine I
A.D. 307- 310
IMP CONSTANTINVS P AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right/ GENIO-POP ROM, Genius standing left, modius on head, holding patera and cornucopiae. In ex. PLN in ex
RIC VI London 104
ex Jamesicus
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)07/25/17 at 13:00Canaan: Very nice one
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Roman Empire , Emperor Caracalla, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.48 viewsSilver Denarius.
Ref; RIC IV 251; RSC III 302; BMCRE V p. 451, 103; Hunter III 27; SRCV II 6834, Very Fine , excellent portrait, slightly off center on a broad flan, some die wear, Rome mint, weight 3.232g, maximum diameter 19.2mm, die axis 180o, Struck in 215 A.D..
Obverse : ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right.
Reverse : P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P (high priest, tribune of the people for 18 years, consul 4 times, father of the country), Aesculapius standing slightly right, head left, leaning on snake-entwined staff in right hand, globe at feet on right.


Asclepius is the god of medicine and healing in ancient Greek mythology. Asclepius represents the healing aspect of the medical arts, while his daughters Hygieia, Meditrina, Iaso, Aceso, Aglaea and Panacea (literally, "all-healing") symbolize the forces of cleanliness, medicine, and healing.

The Sam Mansourati Collection./Given as a souvenir to a superb dear friend Dr. Joseph Diaz.
3 commentsSam07/21/17 at 13:00Canaan: Strong portrait!!!!
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5442 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 123-24 AD Sarapis bust on eagle20 viewsReference.
RPC III 5442.3 (this coin). Dattari-Savio Pl. 69, 1466 (this coin); Emmett 890.3

Issue L H = year 8

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ - ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with aegis

Rev. L Η
Draped bust of Sarapis, wearing kalathos, facing; below, eagle standing facing, head l., with outstretched wings.

11.93 gr
23 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
1 commentsokidoki07/16/17 at 17:26Canaan: Great tet, congrats Eric
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Titus RIC-516147 viewsAR Cistophorus, 10.55g
Rome mint (for Asia), 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand
RIC 516 (R). BMC 149. RSC 398. RPC 861 (4 spec.). BNC -.
Ex CNG E400, 28 June 2017, lot 609.

A small issue of Asian cistophori were struck under Titus in 80 or 81 AD. Style and the six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the likely mint. Two types were coined for Titus - Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and Aquila between two standards. These are the only coins of Titus that are identifiable as being struck after the fire of 80 since one of the types commemorates the restoration of the Capitoline Temple. The issue continued into Domitian's reign with the same two reverse types. The fact that Titus' cistophori are much rarer than those of Domitian may indicate they were struck near the end of Titus' reign in 81 rather than 80. The aquila between two standards copies similar reverse types from Nero's denarii and the bronze of Galba. The portraits on Titus' cistophori are in the same style as his pulvinaria denarii.

Struck in fine Roman style. Golden toned with hints of a rainbow hue.
11 commentsDavid Atherton07/12/17 at 05:10Canaan: Perfect!!!
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 163/164, Faustina II, Zeus21 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust left
Rev.: L Δ, laureate-headed and draped bust of Zeus, right (countermark)
Billon, 12.68g, 21.5mm
Ref.: Dattari-Savio Pl. 194, 9876 second (this coin), RPC online 16407 (this coin)
Ex Dattari Collection
Ex Naville Numismatics
1 commentsshanxi07/11/17 at 07:37Canaan: Very nice Faustina II face details ands smile
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4089 DECAPOLIS. Gerasa Hadrian 132-33 AD Artemis37 viewsReference
RPC III, 4089; Spijkerman--

Issue Year ΙΖ

Obv. ΑΥ Κ ΤΡΑ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС С
Laureate, bust right, drapery on left shoulder; below, ΙΖ

Rev. ΑΡΤΕΜΙ ΤΥΧΗ ΓΕΡΑСωΝ
Draped bust of Artemis/Tyche, r., quiver on l. shoulder, bow in r. hand

5.29 gr
20 mm
12h
2 commentsokidoki07/05/17 at 05:27Canaan: Very nice one for the type, Congrats
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Tyche, Artemis62 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of the Severans (193-235)
Obv: IЄPOKAICAPЄIA, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right.
Rev: IЄPOKAICAP..., Artemis advancing right, drawing bow.
AE, 4.58g, 20.9mm
Ref.: ?
Ex Roma Numismatics E-SALE 22, Lot 269
Ex Pecunem Auction 42, Lot 489
2 commentsshanxi07/04/17 at 15:21Canaan: A masterpiece, i love it.
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EB0360, Mn Aemilius Lepidus, Brockage AR Denarius49 viewsMn Aemilius Lepidus, Brockage AR Denarius
Obv: Diademed, laureate bust of Roma R., ROMA before, star behind
Rev: Same incuse L.
References: Syd. 554?
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.78 g
2 commentsEB06/28/17 at 07:29Canaan: Beauty!!!
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RIC 1495 Domitian denarius 140 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head right

FIDES PVBL
Hands clasped over caduceus, two poppies and two corn ears

Uncertain eastern "O" mint

76 AD

3.21g

RIC 1495 (R)

Ex-Den of Antiquity; Ex-TC collection, Ex-Calgary Coin
9 commentsJay GT406/27/17 at 11:38Canaan: Great addition congrats
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Faience Ushabti50 viewsEgyptian Faience Ushabti

Beautiful turquoise color. Some earthen deposits remain. Great features.

circa 600 BC

10.80cm

49.32g

Ex-Zurgieh

To avoid undue work in the afterlife, Egyptians had themselves buried with numerous ushabtis, figurines that were intended to answer the summons of Osiris in place of the deceased. Ushabtis were usually mummiform, but their intention to work was made clear by the hoe usually carried over their shoulders and the basket on their backs. They were commonly inscribed with the name of the deceased inserted into the sixth chapter of the Book of the Dead.
5 commentsJay GT406/22/17 at 05:44Canaan: Great addition!!
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RPC-1941-Vespasian67 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 14.19g
Antioch mint, 69-70 AD
Obv: AYTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: (T) ΦΛAYI OYEΣΠ KAIΣ ETOYΣ NEOY IEPOY; Laureate Head of Titus, r.; in r. field, B
RPC 1941 (2 spec.).
Acquired from Agora Numismatics, June 2017.

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.

Struck in superb 'Alexandria' style. Normally these come much cruder.
6 commentsDavid Atherton06/20/17 at 11:17Canaan: Great example of the type, i love it!!!
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Asia Minor, Ionia, Ephesus, Octavian, Pax28 viewsOctavian
Ionia, Ephesus
Cistophorus (ca. 28 BC).
Obv.: IMP CAESAR DIVI F COS VI LIBERTATIS P R VINDEX, Laureate head right.
Rev.: PAX, Pax standing left, holding caduceus; to right, serpent rising left from altar; all within wreath.
Ag, 11.51g, 26mm
Ref.: RIC² 476, RPC I 2203, CRI 433.
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 53, lot 447
2 commentsshanxi06/20/17 at 11:16Canaan: Great example of the type, i love it!!!
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Roman Imperial: Aelia Flaccilla (378-383 CE) AE Follis, Antioch (Sear 20616; RIC IX 61)34 viewsObv: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG; diademed & draped bust right
Rev: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE; Victory seated right, inscribing Chi-Rho onto shield set on column, T in right field, ANTB in exergue
2 commentsQuant.Geek06/20/17 at 06:25Canaan: This is perfection, i love it!!
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03 Constantius II104 viewsConstantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.
Bronze AE 2, Antioch 24 mm 5.65g
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,horses hoof over exerg. line

ANS in ex Antioch 132
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/18/17 at 20:48Canaan: What a coin great details
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080 Vitellius 64 viewsVitellius Denarius.
Weight: 3.30 g
Diameter: 18.50 mm
A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P, laureate head right / LIBERTAS RESTITVTA, Libertas, draped, standing facing holding pileus and long rod. RIC I 81, RSC 48
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/17/17 at 13:32Canaan: On my wish list!!!
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Tiberius denarius from Lvgdvnvm65 viewsSilver denarius. Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint. c. 15 - 18 A.D.
3.826g and 18.8mm.
Obverse : TI CAESAR DIVI F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right.
Reverse : PONTIF MAXIM (high priest), Pax (or Livia as Pax) seated right on chair with plain legs set on base, long scepter vertical behind in her right hand, branch in left hand, no footstool;
Giard Lyon group 1, 144; RIC I 26 (C); BMCRE I 34; SRCV I 1762; RSC II 16; SRCV I 1763.

Type is really very common but This coin is not by all means.

4 commentslabienus06/11/17 at 09:24Canaan: wow, this is perfection !!!!!
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105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1165, RIC V-I 020, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/Z//--, Bust-D1, Fortuna standing left, #1148 views105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1165, RIC V-I 020, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, FORTVNA REDVX, -/Z//--, Bust-D1, Fortuna standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum (D1).
reverse: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna standing left holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae, Z in right field. (7th officina). (Fortuna 2).
exergue: -/Z//--, diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 2,88g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, off-7, iss-1, date: 270 A.D., ref: RIC-20, RIC-V-I-Temp-1165, Cohen 32; Sear 11441.
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans06/11/17 at 09:18Canaan: great bust, the best i have seen of Quintillus
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Ancient Judaea, Herodian Kingdom: Herod I (40 BCE-4 CE) Æ 8 Prutot, Uncertain mint in Samaria, RY 3 (Hendin 1169; TJC 44)28 viewsObv: Helmet with cheek guards surmounted by star; above to either side, palm branch
Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ HPΩΔOY; tripod lebes; in left field, L Γ; in right field, monogram
1 commentsQuant.Geek06/06/17 at 17:20Canaan: Great example of the type, i love it!!!
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2 Constantius II62 viewsConstantius II
A.D. 348- 350
20x23mm 4.5gm

DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diadem, draped, cuirassed, globe in hand.

FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor bare headed and in military dress standing, holding standard with cross on banner in his right hand, resting left hand on shield. Two bound captives standing to the left before him; ✶in left field.
In ex. SMKE

RIC VIII Cyzicus 84
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)06/04/17 at 04:04Canaan: Nice left looking portrait
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148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 267, AE-22, Centenionalis, A/-//--;-/-//TRP•, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress galloping right, 155 views148 Magnentius (350-353 A.D.), Trier, RIC VIII 267, AE-22, Centenionalis, A/-//--;-/-//TRP•, GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress galloping right,
avers:- D N MAGNEN TIVS P F AVG, Bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head.
revers:- GLORIA ROMANORVM, Emperor in military dress galloping right, holding shield, wielding spear at a bare-headed foe before the horse.
exerg: A/-//--;-/-//TRP•, diameter: 21-21,5mm, weight: 4,66g, axis: 7h,
mint: Trier, date: 350-353 AD., ref: RIC VIII 267, C-,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans06/04/17 at 04:03Canaan: Very nice one
091_Salonina_(__-_268_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-2986,_D-5334,_Alexandria,_L_IE_(RY_15),_267-68_AD_Q-001_0h_22,0-23,5mm_10,85g-s.jpg
091p Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-2986, D-5334, Egypt, Alexandria, -/IЄ/L//--, Elpis walking left, #1154 views091p Salonina (? - 268 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-2986, D-5334, Egypt, Alexandria, -/IЄ/L//--, Elpis walking left, #1
avers:- KOPNHΛIA CAΛωNEINA CEB, Diademed and draped bust right.
revers:- Elpis walking left, holding flower and raising hem of robe. Palm branch upright to left, IЄ over L in right field..
exe: -/IЄ/L//--, diameter: 22,0-23,5 mm, weight:10,85 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: I/ЄL (dated year 15), 267-268 A.D., ref: Geissen-2986, Dattari-5334, Kapmann-Ganschow-91.53-p-324,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans06/04/17 at 04:02Canaan: Very decent specimen congrats.
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RIC 3, p.276, 792 - Lucilla, VOTA PVBLICA round wreath40 viewsLucilla
AR-Denar
Obv.: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right
Rev.: VOTA PVBLICA, Wreath surrounded by legend, in centre, a dot
Ag, 18mm, 2.98g
Ref.: RIC III, p.276, 792, CRE 276 [R3]
2 commentsshanxi05/29/17 at 08:16Canaan: Very nice details!!
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Ancient Rome: Wax Tablet Silver Stylus (ca. 1st -3rd century CE)30 viewsThis would have been used by a scribe to write upon a wax tablet. One end sharp for writing, the other a wedge shaped terminal to be used as an "eraser" to fix errors.1 commentsQuant.Geek05/28/17 at 19:48Canaan: Super interesting item i love it.
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36 views2 commentsQuant.Geek05/28/17 at 19:47Canaan: very nice, looks Babylonian no more details i am v...
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Victorinus - South Petherton Hoard (UK)44 viewsVictorinus
AE antoninianus. 3.45g

IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre. V-star across fields. RIC 118, Cohen 79; Sear 11175.

Provenance: Discovered in South Petherton, Somerset, on 13th November, 2013.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/26/17 at 18:32Canaan: Very nice one
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03 Constantius II107 viewsConstantius II

Antioch, AE 2
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman who is bearded, hair in braids, clutching the horse's neck. Γ in left field. Mintmark ANA.
RIC VIII Antioch 135
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/23/17 at 07:51Canaan: Very nice
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Roman Empire, Constantine I, Follis. Constantinople (328-9) 111 viewsConstantine I. Follis. Constantinople (328-9)
Obv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed, draped bust right
Rev: CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus, looking right, holding palm branch in each hand, trophy in background, captive seated left at foot.
Officina letter B in left field. Mintmark CONS star.
RIC VII 38 (R4). EF-/EF. Very scarce.
Ex: Dattari Collection
Jesus Vico Auction 147 March 9, 2017
6 commentsorfew05/23/17 at 04:35Canaan: Very nice details and great provenance.
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Trajan Decius (249 - 251 A.D.)45 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Potin Tetradrachm
O: A K G M K TΡAIANOC ΔEKIOC E, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: L-A, eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak.
Dated Year 1 = 249/250 AD
23mm
14.7g
Köln 2808, Emmett 3634
5 commentsMat05/23/17 at 04:32Canaan: Nice details
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190 Caracalla37 viewsCaracalla AD 198-217. Bronze (AR; 18-19mm; 3.40g; 12h) ancient forgery, regular style. ANTONINVS PIVS – AVG BRIT Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. INDVLG FECVNDAE Indulgentia, veilded, towered, draped, seated left on curule chair, extending right hand and holding secptre, pointing upwards to right, in left.

cf. BMCRE V p. 370, 74 and pl. 55.3; cf. C. 104.

ex DS
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/22/17 at 07:16Canaan: Very expressive face !!!
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Septimius Severus42 viewsSeptimius Severus AR Drachm of Caesaria, Cappadocia. Struck year 2 (=193/4 AD). AV L CEP CEOVHPOC, laureate head right / MHTPO KAICAP, ET B in exergue, agalma of Mt. Argaeus surmounted by six-pointed star.

Caesarea
Syd 387a
ex DS
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/22/17 at 07:15Canaan: Nice!!
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RIC 1554 Vespasian denarius147 viewsIMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII
Laureate head right

CONCORDIA AVGVSTI
Concordia seated left with patera and cornucopiae

Antioch, 72-73 AD

3.11g

RIC 1554 (R2)
9 commentsJay GT405/20/17 at 16:17Canaan: Very nice one
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Denar, RIC 3, p.269, 688 - Faustina II, Juno standing38 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denarius
Augusta AD 146 - winter 175/176
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust right
Rev.: IVNO, Juno, veiled, standing left, patera in right, long scepter in left, peacock at feet
Ag, 3.45g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) 688, CRE 190 [S]

I have two other versions of this type in my gallery:

bust with band of pearls:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-109802

different hairstyle:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-144040
3 commentsshanxi05/16/17 at 11:49Canaan: Very nice example the hair style is very nice cong...
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Constantius II Gold solidus87 viewsDN CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Diademed head of Constantius II right.

GLORIA REI PVBLICAE
Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, facing each other, supporting wreath inscribed VOT XXXX, ANTΘ in exergue.

Antioch, 9th officina, ca. AD 355-361

3.96g

RIC VIII 172; Depeyrot 12/1.

Freed from an NGC holder! Quite a lovely coin in hand.

SOLD to Calgary Coin June 2017

4 commentsJay GT405/12/17 at 18:32Canaan: Very nice one
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Juba I of Numidia denarius55 viewsREX IVBA
Diademed and draped bust right, sceptre over shoulder

Neo-punic inscription, octastyle temple

Utica, Mauretania
60-46 BC

3.34g
Mazard 85

Double stuck

New Photo
3 commentsJay GT405/12/17 at 18:31Canaan: A must have!
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90 BC Calpurnius Piso64 viewsLaureate head of Apollo right

L PISO FRVGI
Naked horseman galloping to the right holding palm-branch
CXXXI ? in exergue

Rome 90 BC

3.71g

Sear 235

"This extraordinarily large and complex issue represents one of the principal war coinages of the Romans during the conflict with the Marsic Confederation. The control-Marks are legion and consist of letters, mumerals and symbols in a multitude of combinations on the obverse and reverse" SEAR Millenium Edition

Sold Forum auction January 2018
3 commentsJay GT405/12/17 at 18:31Canaan: Very nice and historic value!
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08 Constantius II88 viewsConstantius II.
Æ-2 (25mm, 7.47g Very heavy).
DN CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / FEL TEMP RE-PARTIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman bearded, three braids, reaching , SMHB in ex., Gamma in left field

RIC VIII 82 Heraclea
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/03/17 at 16:52Canaan: Very nice
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153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 226, AE-1, -/-//palm*TESB•palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Scarce, #1136 views153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VIII 226, AE-1, -/-//palm*TESB•palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, Scarce, #1
avers: D N FL CL IVLI ANVS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVB, Bull standing right, two stars above.
exergue: -/-//palm* TESB•palm, diameter: 26,5-27,0 mm, weight: 8,55g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 361-363 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-226, Scarce !,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans05/02/17 at 15:10Canaan: impressive, very nice details
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11 Constantius Gallus58 viewsConstantius Gallus
17mm
DN FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. / FEL TEMP-REPARTIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman,bare-headed, reaching
RS in ex.
Rome 274
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/02/17 at 07:01Canaan: Nice
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Hadrian Sestertius Adoptio85 viewsObv.
IMP CAES DIVI TRAIAN AVG F TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev.
DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS P P
S C
Trajan standing right presenting a globe to Hadrian who is standing left

1st issue 117 A.D.
6 commentsancientdave05/01/17 at 16:09Canaan: Perfect!!!
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 153/154, Faustina II, Isis Pharia 26 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: Isis Pharia standing, r., holding sail and sistrum, L - I - Z = year 17 of Antoninus Pius (AD 153/154).
Billon, 11.75g, 22mm
Ref.: Dattari 3250
3 commentsshanxi04/27/17 at 18:20Canaan: Good luck in finding them all
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 153/154, Faustina II, Isis Pharia 26 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: Isis Pharia standing, r., holding sail and sistrum, L - I - Z = year 17 of Antoninus Pius (AD 153/154).
Billon, 11.75g, 22mm
Ref.: Dattari 3250
3 commentsshanxi04/27/17 at 08:09Canaan: great group, is it the whole group of Faustina II ...
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155 - Licinius I - Follis - RIC VII Alexandria 10 29 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre; eagle with wreath at foot left
Minted in Alexandria (_ | Wreath over B over N / ALE). A.D. 314
Reference(s) – RIC VII Alexandria 10 (R2)
1 commentsmaridvnvm04/20/17 at 06:51Canaan: Very nice!
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161 - Commemorative - RIC VII Siscia 22238 viewsAE3
Obv:– VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma left
Rev:– –, She wolf feeding Romulus and Remus, two stars above
Minted in Siscia (//Gamma SIS).
Reference:– RIC VII Siscia 222
2 commentsmaridvnvm04/20/17 at 06:50Canaan: Extraordinary in a mint state example, congrats Ma...
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Denar, RIC 3, p.094, 507b - Faustina II, Pudicitia standing58 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right, pearl diadem.
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia standing facing, head left, drawing veil and holding hem of skirt
Ag, 3.12g
Ref.: RIC III 507b, CRE 206 var. (pearl diadem)
Ex collection Hannelore Scheiner
Ex Künker eLive Auction 44, lot 111
4 commentsshanxi04/19/17 at 06:15Canaan: Extraordinary detailed bust, just a beauty.
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Valentinian34 viewsValentinian I AE3. AD 364-367. D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / RESTITVTOR REIP, Valentinian standing facing, head right, holding labarum and Victory on globe. Mintmark TESB

Thessalonica
RIC IX 17a1, B
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/19/17 at 06:09Canaan: Nice bust.
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Commodus47 viewsCommodus, sestertius
31 mm 22,98 g.
Obv. M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT Head of Commodus, laureate, right
Rev. P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P S C Commodus, standing in triumphal quadriga moving left, holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
RIC 464
2 commentsMarsman04/18/17 at 19:15Canaan: Extraordinary, a real beauty!!
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THRACE. Mesembria.28 viewsÆ21, 6.0g, 12h; 450-350 BC.
Obv.: Crested Macedonian helmet right.
Rev.: METAM-BRIANWN; Shield seen from back with handle and supports projecting from the central boss.
Reference: SNG Cop 658 / 17-96-180
2 commentsJohn Anthony04/12/17 at 18:04Canaan: Nice details!
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Marcus Aurelius, AD 161-18023 viewsÆ27, 12.6g, 12h; Samaria, Caesarea Maritima.
Obv.: AVRELIO CAES ANTON AVG P F; Bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: COL PRIMA FL AVG CAESAREA; Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing calathus.
Reference: RPC IV online 6317; SNG Copenhagen 7; BMC 79-82.
1 commentsJohn Anthony04/12/17 at 18:03Canaan: great example of the type, congrats
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ARABIA FELIX, Himyarites & Sabaeans. ‘Mdn Byn. 20 viewsAR Unit (Quinarius), 15mm, 1.2g, 1h; Raidan mint, mid-late 1st century AD.
Obv.: Head right within circular torque ending in serpent’s head at top
Rev.: ‘MDN | BYN in ancient Yemeni script; Head right; ‘scepter’ to right // RYDN
Reference: Munro-Hay 3.2ai, fig. 284; SNG ANS 1583.
1 commentsJohn Anthony04/12/17 at 06:44Canaan: Cool, so beautiful, on my wish list.
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3 Constans51 viewsConstans

D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand. FEL TEMP REPA-RATIO 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, between the soldier's legs.
*SMKΓ in ex

RIC VIII Cyzicus 77; LRBC 2479
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)04/12/17 at 06:07Canaan: Nice one!
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 149/150, Faustina II, Nike33 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: Nike on globe right, holding wreath and palm branch, L - IΓ = year 13 of Antoninus Pius (AD 149/150).
Billon, 13.57g, 22mm
Ref.: Dattari 3251
2 commentsshanxi04/11/17 at 19:06Canaan: Very nice
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 148/149, Faustina II, Eusebeia 29 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH (legend starting at 1 o'clock), draped bust right
Rev.: LΔWΔEKATV= year 12 of Antoninus Pius (148/149), Eusebeia seated left, holding patera over lighted altar, and long sceptre
Billon, 13.68g, 23mm
Ref.: D 3247 var., Geissen 1945 var. (reverse legend/missing O)
1 commentsshanxi04/11/17 at 19:04Canaan: What a great addition congrats
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 150/151, Faustina II, eagle 26 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria