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Aelia Flaccilla, Constantinople255 viewsAEL FLAC-CILLA AVG
Bust draped with elaborate headdress, necklace and mantle
Empress standing, facing, head right, arms folded at breast
CONSΕ Large Chi-rho in right field
Constantinopolis year 383-388

RIC IX Constantinopolis 82; Cohen 6
Ae2; 21-22mm; 3.88g

One of my favorite examples of desert pantina
7 commentsarizonarobin05/14/10 at 11:31Johnny: beautiful coin, congrats
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine II, AR Heavy Siliqua539 viewsAR Heavy Siliqua. Averse: Bare head of Constantine to r., head bound with tenia; Reverse: CONSTANTINVS CAESAR, three palm leaves with star on top, N below (Nikomedia mint?)8 commentsOptimus05/11/10 at 23:33Johnny: sweet coin, congrats
270a29 viewsAurelian 270-5 AD
AE antoninianus
Milan mint
Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Roma seated left holding Victoriola, emperor standing right
RIC 142; Gőbl 64
2 commentsmauseus05/11/10 at 21:56Johnny: Fantastic Bust, congrats
VRBS ROMA Trier mint137 viewsTR•S

2.32 g, 16.5 x 17.4 mm.
RIC VII:542 for Trier. Minted 332-333 AD.
OBv.: Roma left, VRBS ROMA.
REV.: Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, TR•S in exergue.
3 commentsXLi05/08/10 at 22:13Johnny: fantastic coin , congrats
Roman, Claudius II Gothicus256 viewsA nice strike with decent centering leading to a nice portrait overall.1 commentsmaridvnvm05/06/10 at 21:39Johnny: nice strike is an understatement, fantastic detai...
Claucius II AEQVITAS AVG RIC 197.jpg
Claudius II AEQVITAS AVG RIC V/1 197114 viewsAnt, 20mm, 3.02g.

Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate head R.

Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing L with scales and cornucopia.

Antioch mint.

RIC V/1 197, Common.
2 commentsRobert_Brenchley05/06/10 at 21:38Johnny: very very nice coin
Claudius Gothicus - AE antoninianus86 viewsMediolanum (Tarraco according Märkl)
c. end 270 - early 271 AD
Issue 1
radiate head right
altar with flames above, front divided into four sections with dot in each section
T (3rd officina)
RIC V-1, 261, Göbl 23m3
2,73g 19-18mm

only 5 other examples in !!!!!

Märkl states in his work "The Imperial Mints during the Reign of Claudius II. Gothicus and their Issues" that RIC attribute these coins wrongly to Milan (or Gallic mint) but they are in fact from Tarraco. No two mints in empire were allowed to strike same issue. Tarraco mint should have made "DIVO CLAVDIO GOTHICO" but this coin has only short (Siscian) legend: "DIVO CLAVDIO". Two known exemplars with short legend are mentioned by Märkl.
1 commentsJohny SYSEL05/06/10 at 21:35Johnny: beautiful coin, excellent reverse
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 24. Macrinus & Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) (plate coin)46 viewsMacrinus & Diadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 27, 12.57g, 26.64mm, 15°
struck under governor Furius Pontianus
Confronting heads of Macrinus, laureate, r., and of Diadumenian, bare, l.
Male figure in himation stg.l., holding an unknown long bent rod in l. arm and in r.
hand patera over burning altar
in r. field E
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 777, pl. XIX, 12, same rev. die (1 ex., Paris)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1279 corr. (has CEVH)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. (plate coin)
very rare, about VF

A mysterious rev.: Himation and attitude would match Zeus. But the youthful and unbearded portrait is unusual. HrJ mention Diadumenian! And until now the meaning or function of the long bent object is not known. But similar objects on coins from Ankyra suggest that it is a sacral attribute.
3 commentsJochen05/06/10 at 21:13Johnny: wow, very nice
Cilicia30 viewsAE 16mm
Hierapolis Castabala, Cilicia
Dupont-Sanmer & Robert 39
2 commentsmauseus05/06/10 at 21:10Johnny: is that a cuirass on the reverse ?
B144 viewsConstantine I “The Great” AE3

Attribution: RIC VII 117, Thessalonica
Date: AD 320-321
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head r.
Reverse: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT dot XX in wreath with star at top,
TSEVI in exergue
Size: 18.5 mm
Weight: 3.0 grams

"When men commend my services, which owe their origin to the inspiration of Heaven, do they not clearly establish the truth that God is the cause of the exploits I have performed? Assuredly they do, for it belongs to God to do whatever is best, and to man, to perform the commands of God." - Constantine To the Assembly of the Saints 26

Constantine fought his battles under the banner of the cross and with Christian standards. This is quite a shift from the mentality of his predecessors who were overtly pagan. After his defeat of Licinius I in AD 324, Constantine established himself as the master of the entire Roman Empire, and suddenly changed his entire demeanor as sole ruler. He seemed to have acquired a self-righteousness about him. He moved the capital of the empire to a new city in Byzantium named, aptly, Constantinople. This further diminished the importance of Rome and Italy in the entire scope of things. In fact, he even disbanded the praetorian guard which had played an undeniably central role in the appointment of numerous previous emperors. In AD 326, he had his son Crispus executed for commiting adultery. His wife, Fausta, also died when the temperature of her bath was turned up and she subsequently suffocated on the steam. Despite these instances of questionable judgement, Constantine's reputation remained unscathed. Constantine proved to be an able administrator, but was often criticized by critics and supporters alike for his heavy taxation. When it came to the military, he excelled. His restructuring of the military was also criticized at first, but Constantine proved these doubts wrong with his military successes. Although Constantine waged several victorious campaigns against the Alemanni, Goths, and Sarmatians, much of the land he won was soon lost after his death. One of his most ambitious military endeavors occurred in the latter years of his reign. Constantine planned to Christianize Persia and even went to the lengths of appointing his nephew Hannibalianus as "King of Armenia" intending to give him rule over Persia. He never saw these plans come to fruition, however, because he became terminally ill. Before his death at Ankyrona on May 22, AD 337, Constantine had himself baptized by the bishop of Nicomedia. He was buried in Constantinople in a customized mausoleum called the Church of the Holy Apostles. His sons divided the empire amongst themselves as follows: Constantine II took the west, Constantius II the east, and Constans Italy and the Upper Danube. A fourth heir, Constantine's nephew Flavius Dalmatius II was given control of Greece and the Lower Danube. So ended the legacy of one of the most influential emperors Rome had ever produced: Constantine the Great.
9 commentsNoah05/06/10 at 20:55Johnny: fantastic looking coin
Constantius II150 viewsConstantius II AE3. 330-333 AD. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers, helmeted, standing with spears & shields, facing two standards between them, CONSS in ex. Constantinople

Best pic I could get of it :/
8 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/04/10 at 22:28Johnny: very nice patina
Constantine I183 viewsConstantine AE3 Follis. 312-313 AD. IMP C CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, legionary eagle between two vexilla, the left surmounted by a hand, the right by a wreath, MOSTP in ex. Ostia RIC VI 94 10 commentsRandygeki(h2)05/04/10 at 22:26Johnny: very nice , congrats
Septimus Severus AR Denarius52 viewsOBV: SEVERVS PIVS AVG
laureate head right
Roma seated left holding palladium & spear, round sheild below
Date: 201-210 AD
19.5 mm, 3.15 grams
RIC 288, RSC 606, BMC 359
3 commentsmiffy04/30/10 at 22:38Johnny: wow, nice
moneta 291.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Thessalonica - RIC VII 123100 viewsConstantine I AE3
obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Laureate head right
rev: D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG VOT XX. VOT XX enclosed in wreath.
exergue: TS epsilon VI
Struck 324 A.D. at Thessalonica
RIC VII 123 (R2)
Van Meter 79
2 commentsJericho04/25/10 at 19:40Johnny: I think this is RIC VII Thessalonica 117, 123 ha...
Cilicia, Anazarbos, Demeter / Artemis Perasia, AE1970 views113-114 AD
19mm, 4.22g
obv: KAICAP ANAZAP, veiled bust of Demeter right, poppy and corn-ear before
rev: veiled bust of Artemis Perasia right, wearing high headgear, torch to right, in field date ЄT BΛP

SNG BN 2026, Ziegler 122 for date ΓΛP
2 commentsareich04/15/10 at 11:19Johnny: good eye appeal, very nice ..what is Artemis hold...
Egypt, Alexandria, Claudius II Gothicus, Milne 422636 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, AD 268-270
AE - Billon tetradrachm, 9.50g, 22mm
struck 268/9 (year 2)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. Ares, wearing military cloak, cuirassed and helmeted, chlamys over l. arm, holding spear in raised r. hand and parazonium in l. arm
across the field L - B (year 2)
ref. Milne 4226; Emmett 3871; Curtis 1661; BMC 2311
good VF, some roughness, some silvering
ex Keith Emmett coll.
1 commentsJochen04/08/10 at 22:24Johnny: great portrait
canstantius II campgate.jpg
Constantius II RIC VII Arles 320 56 viewsConstantius II, AE3, 328, Constantina, Officina 4
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left
Campgate with six rows, two turrets, no doors, star above, top and bottom rows empty blocks
S | F across fields
QCONST in exergue
18mm x 21mm, 2.79g
RIC VII Arles 320
RIC rated C1
Ex Keith Metzer Collection
purchased 09/09/2007
2 commentsJohnny03/02/10 at 23:04Johnny: my thanks Vincent, it has been corrected
Fausta, Constantinople390 viewsFLAV MAX-FAVSTA AVG
Mantled and bareheaded bust right with waved hair

Empress (as Salus) standing facing, looking left, head veiled, and holding two children in her arms

CONS / A in left field

RIC 12 ; Minted Late 326 AD
AE 19-20mm; 3.10g
Ex-CNG 69 lot 151, Ex- K. Kline
11 commentsarizonarobin02/02/10 at 21:55Johnny: wow is an understatement, fantastic coin
Constantius II Trier Campgate60 views
Constantius II, as Caesar, AE3. 327-328 AD. FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust left / PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, camp-gate with six layers, two turrets & star above, PTRE in ex. Trier RIC VII 506
4 commentsTiberiusjulius02/02/10 at 21:04Johnny: fantastic
Anonymous Wheel Cr.79/164 viewsCrawford 79/1 Wheel (209-8BC) Sicily?
Denarius Serratus
Ob: helmeted head of Roma right, behind X
Rev: Dioscuri riding right with lances, below wheel, in exergue ROMA; line border

BMCRR II 308 (217-197BC)

Sydenham 519 (113BC) Narbo

Iridescent highlights, 4.4gr.

Grueber: The wheel maybe a symbol of the moneyer rather than of a mint, although it does occur on aes grave of Campania and central Italy, and the early coins of Luceria and Tartentum. This is the earliest occurrence of the serratus on republican denarii and the only anonymous. Only serratus attributed to a mint other than Rome by Count de Salis.

Sydenham classifies this serratus with Porcia 8 at the colony of Narbo. The serrated edge may have been suggested by the Gaulish custom of using serrated rings or wheels as currency. Tacitus stated that the Gaulish tribes showed a marked preference for coins that were serrati bigatique (Germania 5) Sydenham wrote an article entitled “Origin of the Roman Serrati” NC 1935 209 ff.

Crawford writes that Mattingly’s view that serrati were Marian coins was demolished by Sydenham’s article, but his view that they were struck at non-Italian mints for Trans-alpine circulation does not hold either. Grueber’s view that they are probably merely decorative best remaining theory. Crawford Vol 2 p. 581

Tacitus Germania 5 pecuniam probant veterem et diu notam, serratos bigatosque. They approve the old and long known money, those that are serrated and biga depicting.
3 commentsPetrus Elmsley01/06/10 at 23:08Johnny: I like it, the glow around the horses mane, reall...
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) #2 (plate coin)60 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 12.71g, 26.84mm, 15°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
Athena stg.l., l. hand akimbo, holding olive-branch in extended r. hand; l. before
her a olive-tree with fruits entwind by the Erychthonios snake, stretching the
head to the goddess; behind her the shield
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1921 (1 ex., Sofia)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3906
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. (plate coin)
rare (R5), about VF, nice green patina

Pick writes: The type matches almost closely the coins of Markianopolis, n. 669, pl. XV, 23; wether the goddess here too hands the snake poppy stalks as there or a bowl like on the following coin is uncertain; the spear as well here is uncertain.

On this coin we can see clearly that the object which Athena holds in her extended r. hand is a branch with small rounded longish fruits. These fruits look like the fruits of the olive-tree as we can see them at the upper twigs. Not only their shape but how they are attached to the branch match the fruits of the olive-tree. The spear here is absent too.
2 commentsJochen12/06/09 at 21:45Johnny: WOW Congrats on this beautiful coin
Constantine I the Great109 viewsConstantine I the Great
19mm, 3.5g, 180o
Antioch mint 313-314 AD
obv: AL CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate bust right.
rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left holding Victory, eagle with wreath in its beak below, control marks to right.
3 commentsmihali8410/01/09 at 23:59Johnny: nice full sand patina, congrats
Constantine I the Great197 viewsTreveri (Trier) mint, AD 327-328
Bronze 3.61g 19mm 2o
RIC VII: 504. C3
Dark patina
3 commentsmihali8410/01/09 at 23:58Johnny: great detail on the obverse
Athenian Owl484 viewsAttica-Athens
Silver tetradrachm
449-414 B.C.
17g, 24mm, 45o
Interesting Countermark on reverse
6 commentskypros8410/01/09 at 23:57Johnny: fantastic specimen
Elagabalus Antoninianus92 viewsELAGABALUS. 218-222 AD. AR Antoninianus (21mm - 5.31 g). Rome mint. Struck 219 AD. IMP ANTONINVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right, seen from behind / P M TR P II COS II P P, Providentia standing left, leaning on column, holding wand over globe in right hand, cornucopia in left. RIC IV 23; BMCRE 102; RSC 144. EF, just a trace of minor porosity.

3 commentsAdrian S09/30/09 at 23:45Johnny: I agree with Noah, fantastic coin
Zeus Ammon, Ptolemy II Philadelphos Drachm - 285/246BC - Alexandria262 viewsAE 47.4-48.1mm : 95.66gm
OBV - Zeus Ammon, facing right
REV - Eagle standing on thunderbolt, wing open on right side of coin, head reverted over open wing, EPSILON control letter between legs. BASILEOS on left, PTOLEMAIOY on right.
REF - Svoronos 446 SNGCOP 142
2 commentsPtolemAE04/03/09 at 00:41Johnny: beautiful portrait with great details
ZEUS, Ptolemy II Philadelphos, Syracuse Issue of Hieron II, Diobol - 285/246BC342 viewsAE 26.3-27.5mm : 18.282gm : 3h
OBV - Laureate Zeus facing right
REV - Eagle standing on thunderbolt facing left, wing open, head facing left, no leg monogram, shield in left field. BASILEOS right, PTOLEMAIOY left
REF - Svoronos 610 (Plate 12 #17) SNGCop 114 Weiser 18
NOTE - This type actually struck in Syracuse by Hieron II ca. 265BC. New research just published on this subject (2007). The paper that presents this new attribution is available online at
7 commentsPtolemAE04/03/09 at 00:40Johnny: this one's detail and features are fantastic, ...
Constantine II RIC VII, Thessalonica 7145 viewsConstantine II, AD 337-340, son of Constantine Im the reat
AE 3, 2.75g, 18.4mm
Thessalonica, 2nd. officina, AD 319 (as Caesar)
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
cross shaped pattern, usually described as the plan of a Roman camp, Sol holding globe and raising hand standing above center
in ex. TSB
RIC VII, Thessalonica 71
about VF, rare rev.
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

Most references describe the reverse on this very rare type as the plan of a Roman camp. But experts disagree and there are many theories. One possibility is that the reverse depicts what Constantine saw in his vision; except the god on the coin appears to be Sol, not Christ. One explanation for this is that he did not come to understand the true meaning his vision until just prior to his battle with Maxentius (when he may have had another vision) (FAC).
2 commentsJochen03/11/09 at 17:17Johnny: LOL now I know who beat me to this coin, I went t...
Caracalla Denarius Salus123 viewsObv.
Laureate head right

Salus seated on throne left, holding cornucopia and feeding snake from a patera
3 commentsancientdave03/05/09 at 23:09Johnny: beautiful portrait
Elagabalus denarius, RIC IV 13148 viewsRome Mint, Elagabalus denarius, 218-222 A.D. AR, 19.5mm 2.69g, RIC IV 131
O: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, horned, cuirassed and draped bust right
R: SACERD DEI SOLIS ELABAG, Elagabalus standing right, sacrificing over lighted alter, holding patera and club; in right field, star
3 commentscasata137ec03/03/09 at 09:03Johnny: very nice coin Chris, great detail on the obverse
Hadrian As Griffin142 viewsObv.
Laureate head right

Griffin seated left, raising right foreleg
4 commentsancientdave02/16/09 at 14:25Johnny: love that reverse
Roman Republic - denarius, 75 BC, Cn Egnatius Maxsumus90 viewsRoman Republic
Cn. Egnatius Maxsumus, 75 BC
AR denarius – 19mm
bust or cupid r., bow and quiver over shoulder
Jupiter and Libertas within distyle temple, thunderbolt and cap in tympanum
CN. N. to r., C. EGNATIVS. CN. F. in ex., VII to l.
Crawford 391/2; Syd 788
3 commentsArdatirion02/16/09 at 14:23Johnny: nice coin, and interesting reverse too
Augustus AR denarius, Lyons, 3 BC - 13 AD75 viewsAugustus
AR denarius – 19mm
Lyons, 2 BC – AD 13
laureate head right
Gaius & Lucius standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield, a spear, & in field above, a lituus right & simpulum left
RIC 207, RSC 43, BMC 519
2 commentsArdatirion02/16/09 at 14:22Johnny: very nice coin
Gallienus/Diana Antoninianus.91 viewsGallienus Billon Antoninianus. Viminacium mint, 253-254 AD. IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / FELICITAS SAECVLI, Diana advancing right holding long torch in both hands. RSC 206a. Ric v-1 291 Moesia/Viminacium. Joint reign of Gallienus with valerian. Rarity:S,253-254. Wonderful desert patina.6 commentstiberiusjulius02/16/09 at 14:19Johnny: sand patina are my favorites. fantastic reverse o...
253a21 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AR antoninianus
Rome mint
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Salus standing left feeding serpent rising from altar
RIC 121; C 197; Gobl 29
1 commentsmauseus02/04/09 at 00:14Johnny: nice reverse on this coin
Constantinus I. follis83 viewsPROVIDENTIAE AVGG2 commentsTibsi02/04/09 at 00:11Johnny: very nice coin, and great detail on the reverse
Maximinus Thrax, Moushmov 289371 viewsAnchialus, Thrace mint, Maximinus Thrax, 235-238 A.D. AE, 26.5mm 8.43g, Moushmov 2893
O: AVT MAXIMEINOC EV CEB ACN, laureate head right
R: AGCIALEWN, dolphin between two tunny fish.
*note I had to look it up because it was bugging me, but a tunny fish is another name for a tuna fish!
3 commentscasata137ec12/21/08 at 21:26Johnny: very interesting reverse. this from an incleaned ...
Constantine II Brockage41 viewsThe previous coin was stuck in the reverse die when this coin was struck, hence leaving this strange reverse-incuse image of the obverse, rather than a normal reverse.

2 commentsTanit12/15/08 at 14:31Johnny: very interesting coin . nicely struck too
Constantius II RIC VIII Cyzicus 70164 viewsAE 21 mm 3.7 grams
OBV :: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG. Pearled diadem, draped and cuirassed holding globe, bust left
REV :: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Emperor standing left chalmy flowing to rear, Right foot resting on captive.holding standard with Chi-Rho in right hand, and shield resting on ground in left. 2 kneeling, leaning captives with prygian helmets to right at emperor's feet
RIC VIII Cyzicus 70
RIC rated C
Purchased 10/2008
6 commentsJohnny11/07/08 at 23:52Johnny: Thanks for your comments. this coin was bought as ...
Thasos - tetradrachm88 viewsThasos, island off Thrace, AR Tetradrachm, Dewing 1344, BMC 74, 16.26g; after 148 B.C.; obverse: Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy; reverse: HPAKLEOYS SWTHPOS QASIWN, Herakles, naked, standing left leaning on a club & holding a lion's skin, MH monogram to left.3 commentsPriscian10/20/08 at 21:45Johnny: I agree, very nice coin
Macedonia AR Tetradrachm 158/150 BC89 viewsRoman Province of Macedonia AR Tetradrachm, 158/150 BC; 16.81 g; obverse: Diademed & draped bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder, in the center of a Macedonian shield; reverse: MAKEDONWN PRWTHS above and below club, SHAP monogram above, TKP and TYE monograms below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt to left - SNG Ashmolean 3296; SNG Cop. 1314
Ex F. R. Künker Auktion 136
3 commentsBartosz A10/20/08 at 21:41Johnny: I like it alot, has beautiful contrast with t...
Herennia Etruscilla AR Antoninianus34 viewsO: HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent
R: PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia standing left holding scepter & drawing veil from her face
22mm 3.45g RIC 58b, RSC 17
1 commentscasata137ec10/10/08 at 23:57Johnny: LOL still love the demonic eyes on her
Severus Alexander Denarius89 viewsO: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right
R: ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left with corn-ears & cornucopiae, modius at foot.
20mm 2.65g RIC 133
4 commentscasata137ec10/10/08 at 23:55Johnny: your cleaning skills are impressive, very nice co...
Clodius Albinus Denarius, R.A. Bickford-Smith, The Imperial Mints in the East for Septimius Severus, Rivista italiana di numismatica XCVI, 1994/1995, p. 56, pl. I.8 95 viewsAlexandria mint, Clodius Albinus Denarius, as Caesar, 194-95(?) A.D. AR 17mm 2.61g, R.A. Bickford-Smith, The Imperial Mints in the East for Septimius Severus, Rivista italiana di numismatica XCVI, 1994/1995, p. 56, pl. I.8
O: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right
R: FELICITAS COS II, Felicitas standing, head left, holding caduceus and scepter
(*per C. Clay: "Mint of Alexandria, deduced from the style")
7 commentscasata137ec10/10/08 at 23:17Johnny: nice portrait
Caracalla Denarius RIC IV 659 viewsRome mint, Caracalla Denarius, 196-198 (undated per RIC) AR 17mm 3.50g, RIC IV 6, RSC 53, BMC 193
O: M AVR ANTON CAES PONTIF, draped bust right
R: DESTINATO IMPERAT, lituus, helmet, bucranium & simpulum
3 commentscasata137ec10/10/08 at 23:15Johnny: Very nice coin, quite the baby face on Caracalla
Julius Caesar Denarius, RSC 12109 viewsMint in Africa, Julius Caesar Denarius, 47-46 BC AR 19mm 3.44g, Cr458/1, Syd 1013, RSC 12
O: Diademed head of Venus right
R: CAESAR, Aeneas walking left, carrying Anchises and the Palladium

(The "S" to the right of the bust appears to be a bankmark)
6 commentscasata137ec09/23/08 at 20:28Johnny: very nice coin Chris. what's the mark to the ...
Julia Mamaea Denarius RIC IVb 36058 viewsRome mint, Julia Mamaea Denarius, 222-235 A.D. AR 20mm 3.13g, RIC IVb 360, RSC 81, BMC 381
O: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed & draped bust right
R: VESTA, Vesta standing half-left, holding palladium & scepter
4 commentscasata137ec09/23/08 at 20:27Johnny: I agree with arizonarobin, very nice coin indeed
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I AD 306-337 Rome (RP)100 viewsObv: CONSTAN-TINVSAVG
Rev: VOT XX in Wreath,
RIV VII 232/237
3 commentsLaetvs06/15/08 at 23:27Johnny: beautiful coin,
Diva Mariniana, Antoninianus - *144 viewsViminacum mint, AD 253-254
DIVAE MARINIANAE, veiled, diademed and draped bust right, above a crescent
CONSECRATIO, peacock walking right, its tail in splendor
4.0 gr
Ref : Cohen # 11, RCV # 10069, RIC # 5, Eauze Hoard #1429, 3 specimens
Thanks to Curtisclay for additionnnal informations
7 commentsPotator II06/15/08 at 12:24Johnny: beautiful coin
Divus Verus RIC1507 - RR.jpg
161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE sestertius - struck 169 AD100 viewsobv: DIVVS VERVS (bare head of Divus Verus right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (elephant quadriga advancing left, atop car shrine containing statue of Divus Verus seated left, raising hand), S-C in ex.
ref: RIC III 1507 (M.Aurelius), C.53 (30frcs), BMCRE (Marcus) 1369
23.51gms, 30mm, bronze
Very Rare
History: In the end of 168 AD as Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus were returning home from the fontier of south Pannonia, Lucius suddenly became ill with symptoms attributed to food poisoning, and was dead at the age of 38 near Altinum (Altino). The older Emperor accompanied the body to Rome, where he offered games to honour his memory. After the funeral, the senate declared Verus divine to be worshipped as Divus Verus.
2 commentsberserker06/15/08 at 12:22Johnny: very interesting coin, thanks for writing the his...
Diocletian, Argenteus - *156 viewsNicomedia mint, 3rd officina, AD 295-296
DIOCLETI ANVS AVG, Laureate head of Diocletian right
VICTORIAE SARMATICAE, The tetrarchs sacrifying before a campgate. SMNΓat exergue
3.3 gr
Ref : RCV # 12615 (1000), Cohen #491 var,
6 commentsPotator II06/15/08 at 12:21Johnny: sweet coin
Maxentius, Follis122 viewsAquilea mint, 1st officina, AD 309-310
IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate head of Maxentius right
CONSERV VRBS SVAE, Tetrastyle temple, Roma seated left, a foot on captive, giving a globe to Maxentius standing right. She wolf suckling Romulus and Remus in pediment. AQP at exergue
6.55 gr
Ref : RCV # 14992 (100), Cohen #42
2 commentsPotator II06/15/08 at 12:20Johnny: WOW, very nice , great detail
Gallienus, Antoninianus88 viewsRome mint
IMP GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
APOLLINI CONS AVG, Griffin left. Delta at exergue
3.18 gr
Ref : Cohen # 77, RCV # 10180v, Göbl # 718z, Cmr # 4aa4
2 commentsPotator II06/15/08 at 12:18Johnny: Love the reverse on this
Syria, Dekapolis, Dium, Geta, BMC 147 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 209-211
AE 23, 11.37g
struck AD 205/6 (year 268)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. HZC - DEIHN - WN (Jahr 268)
Baal, in scaly garment, wearing kalathos (and bull-horns?), stg. facing, holding
eagle-tipped sceptre in r. hand and Nike holding wreath in l. hand, at his feet l.
and r. the fore-part of a bull looking outwards.
Spijkerman p.118, 6, pl.24, 6; Rosenberger IV, p.34, 5; Meshorer 244; Lindgren 2202; BMC 1; SNG 6, 1281; SNG ANS 1281-2
very rare, VF, brown patina

Baal, here as Zeus-Heliopolites, was the highest god in the Syrian pantheon. Originally called Hadad he was worshipped in the monumental temple of Heliopolis (Baalbek). Actually Hadad holds a whip, grain-ears and a thunderbolt. With Nike and eagle in his hand we see the usual equalization with Zeus.

For more information please look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'.
1 commentsJochen06/15/08 at 12:16Johnny: beautiful coin
As Nero516 viewscopper As
Victory alighting left wings spread holding shield inscribed SPQR

Rome mint 65 AD


Sear 1976 shows head facing right, this example is head facing left.
RIC 1 352
11 commentsTitus Pullo06/15/08 at 12:09Johnny: beautiful coin, and great patina
ACHAIA, Achaean League, Aigeira. c. 167-146 BC231 viewsAR Hemidrachm, Obv: Laureate head of Zeus r. Rx: Forepart of goat r. over monograms Achaean League AX monogram with AL to left, KI to right; all within laurel wreath, tied below. Rare. Ex John Twente Animal Collection; ex Craig Whitford NBD Bank Money Museum Collection Part II, lot 87. VF/EF, 2.49g. BCD-399 (same rev. die), Agrinion-571a, Clerk-16, Benner-Aigeira-5. HJBerk BBS 159, lot 166.2 commentsCGPCGP04/22/08 at 22:52Johnny: very interesting reverse
Denario SABINA RIC 407.jpg
29-05 - SABINA (117 - 137 D.C.)85 viewsAR Denario 18 x 16 mm 3.6 gr.
Esposa de Hadriano

Anv: "SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P" - Busto vestido y con diadema, cabello con coleta cayendo sobre su nuca, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "PVDICITIA" - Pudicitia (El pudor) de pié a izquierda, con velo y vestido, su mano derecha sostiene su velo frente a su pecho.

Acuñada 131 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #407 Pag.388 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3922 Pag.193 - BMCRE #911 - Cohen Vol.II #62 Pag.252 - DVM #5 Pag.132 - Hill UCR #476 - RSC Vol.II #62 Pag.161 - St. Vol.II #374
3 commentsmdelvalle10/26/07 at 18:57Johnny: Beuatiful coin
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