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Probus, 276-282 DC - Silvered Antoninianus.0 views22 mm 3,49 g
Antioch mint.
Obv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r. .
Rev: CLEMENTIA T- EMP/ D// XXI; Emperor receiving globe from Jupiter
Antonivs ProttiSep 25, 2018
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Trajan Denarius - Providentia (RIC 363)6 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 114-117 AD
3.01g

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
1 commentsKained but AbleSep 25, 2018
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 480-470 BC24mm 17.52g5 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 HSep 25, 2018
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Kings of Macedon. Alexander III ‘The Great’ (Circa 330-323 BC)2 viewsAR Tetradrachm

25 mm, 16.98 g

Damaskos Mint. Struck under Menon or Menes.

Obverse: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left, forepart of a ram to right; below throne, ΔA.

Price 3203.
Nathan PSep 25, 2018
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NABATAEA. Aretas IV. 9 BC-AD 404 viewsObv : Aramaic ayin / het (Aretas) within wreath
Rev : Eagle standing left, wings closed, Aramaic het (Aretas) behind.
Meshorer Nabataean 93, SNG ANS 1434 var (het ros ligate in wreath)
1 commentsCanaanSep 25, 2018
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SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’. 222-187 BC. 0 viewsObv. Facing gorgoneion on Macedonian shield.
Rev. Elephant advancing right; above, anchor lying right.
SC 1089.1; SNG Spaer -. Near VF.
Uncertain military mint in Coele-Syria. Struck circa 202 BC or later.
17mm, 4 grams
CanaanSep 25, 2018
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05 Constantius II6 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)Sep 25, 2018
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Domitian RIC-22111 viewsÆ As, 10.23g
Rome mint, 84 AD
RIC 221 (C2). BMC 288
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS X; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
Rev: MONETA AVGVST; S C in field; Moneta stg. l., with scales and cornucopiae
Acquired from Marti Classical Numismatics, September 2018.

In 82 Domitian reformed the coinage by increasing the weight of the gold and fineness of the silver. Production of the bronze coinage was suspended while the mint was reorganised and resumed in 84 with new reverse types. Appropriately, one of the first types struck on the bronze after the coinage reform was Moneta, 'mint goddess of the emperor'. Mattingly believes Moneta in this context can be seen as symbolising Domitian's control of the mint and as paymaster to the empire. A fitting reverse design for an emperor who cared so much for his coinage.

Superb portrait and nice brown patina.
1 commentsDavid AthertonSep 25, 2018
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EB0804 Constantius II / Camp Gate2 viewsConstantius II as Caesar 324-337, AE3, Cyzicus, 325-326.
Obverse: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate bust left, draped and cuirassed.
Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate, 7 layers, two turrets, star above. Mintmark SMKE.
References: RIC VII 27.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 3.645g.
EBSep 25, 2018
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rsc2130 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right seen from front
Rev: PM TRP V COS IIII PP, Elagabalus standing left sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar and holding branch, star left.
20 mm, 2.73 gms

RSC 213, RIC 53
Charles MSep 25, 2018
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EB0795 Constantine II / Camp Gate2 viewsConstantine II as Caesar 317 – 337, AE Follis, Antioch 330-334.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust left.
Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, campgate, 11 layers, two turrets, star above. Dot in doorway. Mintmark SMANTR.
References: RIC VII Antioch 73, R.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.704g.
EBSep 25, 2018
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rsc276b0 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right, long side burns, no beard, seen from front.
Rev:SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing right in priestly robes, sacrificing from patera over flaming tripod altar. Laurel branch in left hand, held downwards, Star in left field.
18 mm, 2.87 gms

RSC 276c, RIC146
Charles MSep 25, 2018
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EB0794 Delmatius / Soldiers and Standard2 viewsDelmatius 335-337, Æ Follis, Antioch, 10th officina.
Obverse: FL DELMATIVS NOB C,Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them, O on banner. Mintmark SMANI.
References: RIC VII 112.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.298g.
EBSep 25, 2018
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hhj8.26.54.220 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: NI/KOΠOΛ/ITΩN ΠP/C ICTP/O N, legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath.
27 mm, 10.05 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.54.22
Charles MSep 25, 2018
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hhj8.26.34.08var1 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev:VΠA NOB. POV ΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →ΠPOC ICT, in lower field, PO N. Emperor riding horse right raising right hand.
27 mm, 12.57 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.34.8 variant (bust type)
Charles MSep 25, 2018
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EB0793 Crispus Caesar / Camp Gate2 viewsCrispus Caesar 317-326, AE follis, Rome, 324-325.
Obverse: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, campgate with two turrets, 8 layers, star above, no doors, dot in doorway, two dots above doorway. Mintmark RQ.
References: Cf. RIC VII 266 (7 layers).
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.349g.
EBSep 25, 2018
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC (AVΓ), laureate draped cuirassed bust right
Rev: Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANTCEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KI[ANOΠOΛITΩN], Nemesis standing left, right hand at neck of robe, left hand holding scepter, wheel at feet.
26 mm, 9.79 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.28
Charles MSep 25, 2018
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EB0792 Crispus Caesar / Camp Gate3 viewsCrispus Caesar 317-326, AE follis, Heraclea?
Obverse: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, campgate with two turrets and star above, no doors. Mintmark SMHA?
References: -.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.488g
EBSep 25, 2018
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hj6.26.35.35_20 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INO-C, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIAN OΠOΛIT(ΩN), Equity standing left holding scales and scepter.
17 mm, 2.63 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.35
Charles MSep 25, 2018
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EB0791 Crispus Caesar / Camp Gate2 viewsCrispus Caesar 317-326, Antioch, Officina 5, AE follis 325-326.
Obverse: FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS, campgate with two turrets and star above, no doors. Mintmark SMANTE.
References:RIC VII Antioch 64; Sear 16811.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.134g.
EBSep 25, 2018
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Egypt, Alexandria Tiberius Obol Ex Dattari plate coin22 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
4 commentsorfewSep 24, 2018
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Struck 1248 - 1250, Henry III (1216 – 1272), AR Penny minted at London, England9 viewsObverse: HENRICVS REX : III. Crowned bust of Henry III facing within circle of pellets. Mintmark: Six pointed star.
Reverse: NICOLE ON LVND. Voided long cross dividing legend into quarters, trefoil in each quarter of inner circle. Moneyer, Nicholas.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 1.3gms | Die Axis: 6
SPINK: 1363

The First Barons' War (1215–1217) was a civil war in England in which a group of rebellious barons led by Robert Fitzwalter and supported by a French army under the future Louis VIII of France, waged war against King John of England. The war resulted from King John's refusal to accept and abide by the Magna Carta, which he had been forced to put his seal to on 15th June 1215, as well as from Louis' own ambitions regarding the English throne.
It was in the middle of this war that King John died leaving his son, the nine year old Henry III (who had been moved to safety at Corfe Castle in Dorset along with his mother, Queen Isabella) as his heir.
On his deathbed John appointed a council of thirteen executors to help Henry reclaim the kingdom, requesting that his son be placed into the guardianship of William Marshal, 1st Earl of Pembroke. The loyalists decided to crown Henry immediately to reinforce his claim to the throne. William knighted the boy, and Cardinal Guala Bicchieri, the papal legate to England, then oversaw his coronation at Gloucester Cathedral on 28th October 1216. In the absence of the archbishops of either Canterbury or York, Henry was anointed by the bishops of Worcester and Exeter, and crowned by Peter des Roches, bishop of Winchester. During the civil war the royal crown had been lost, so instead, the ceremony used a simple gold corolla belonging to Queen Isabella. In 1217, Henry's forces, led by William Marshal, finally defeated the rebels at the battles of Lincoln and Sandwich.
Henry's early rule was dominated first by Hubert de Burgh, 1st Earl of Kent and Justiciar of England and Ireland, then by Peter des Roches, and they re-established royal authority after the war. In 1225 Henry promised to abide by the final and definitative version of the Magna Carta, freely authenticated by the great seal of Henry III himself, which protected the rights of the major barons and placed a limit on royal power. It is the clauses of this, the 1225 Magna Carta signed by Henry III, not the King John Magna Carta of 1215, which are on the Statute Books of the United Kingdom today.
2 comments*AlexSep 24, 2018
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EB0790 Helena / Securitas3 viewsHelena, mother of Constantine I, AE Follis of Antioch. 325-326.
Obverse: FL HELENA AVGVSTA, diademed, mantled bust right, hair in a crest, single row of pearls.
Reverse: SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE, Securitas standing left holding branch and raising robe, mintmark SMANTB.
References: RIC VII 67, B.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.077g.
EBSep 24, 2018
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EB0789 Constantine I / Quadriga2 viewsConstantine I 307-337, Æ Reduced Follis of Constantinople, posthumous commemorative 337-340.
Obverse: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, Laureate veiled bust right.
Reverse: Emperor in quadriga right, [hand of God reaches him from above], CONS in exergue.
References: RIC VIII 37.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 1.68g.
EBSep 24, 2018
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EB0788 Constantinopolis / Victory2 viewsCommemorative, Æ Follis, Alexandria mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 333-335.
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS Helmeted, laureate and mantled bust of Constantinopolis to left, holding scepter over left shoulder.
Reverse: Victory standing front, head to left, right foot on prow, holding scepter in her right hand and resting her left on shield; in exergue, SMALA.
References: RIC VII Alexandria 64.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 2.694g.
EBSep 24, 2018
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EB0787 Constantinopolis / Victory2 viewsCommemorative, Æ Follis, Trier, 330-331.
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS Helmeted, laureate and mantled bust of Constantinopolis to left, holding scepter over left shoulder.
Reverse: Victory standing front, head to left, right foot on prow, holding scepter in her right hand and resting her left on shield; Wreath in left field; Mintmark TRP.
References: RIC VII 534.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 2.021g.
EBSep 24, 2018
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049 - Faustina Senior denarius - RIC 382b corr 1 viewsDenarius
Obv:- DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right
Rev:- CONSECRATIO, Ceres standing left, holding torch and raising right hand
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 382b corr (listed incorrectly as veiled), RSC 165a, BMC 467
maridvnvmSep 24, 2018
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EB0786 Constantinopolis / Victory2 viewsCommemorative, Æ Follis, Unknown mint 330-335.
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS Helmeted, laureate and mantled bust of Constantinopolis to left, holding scepter over left shoulder.
Reverse: Victory standing front, head to left, right foot on prow, holding scepter in her right hand and resting her left on shield; Mintmark off flan.
References: -.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 2.476g.
EBSep 24, 2018
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EB0785 Roma / Wolf and Twins2 viewsCommemorative Series, AE Follis, Thessalonica, 330-333.
Obverse: VRBS ROMA Helmeted and mantled bust of Roma to left.
Reverse: Wolf and twins Romulus and Remus, two stars above. Mintmark SMTSE.
References: RIC VII Thessalonica 187.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 2.399g.
EBSep 24, 2018
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EB0784 Constantinopolis / Victory2 viewsCommemorative, Æ Follis, Alexandria mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 333-335.
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS Helmeted, laureate and mantled bust of Constantinopolis to left, holding scepter over left shoulder.
Reverse: Victory standing front, head to left, right foot on prow, holding scepter in her right hand and resting her left on shield; in exergue, SMALA.
References: RIC VII Alexandria 64.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 2.6g.
EBSep 24, 2018
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -3 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-D-EVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:– BMC W Page 108 * var (citing Cohen 168 though Cohen 168 is PERT). RIC 451 var (451 listed for PERT and noted for PERET (RD)). RSC 168 var (PERET for PERT)
maridvnvmSep 24, 2018
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EB0783 Constantinopolis / Victory3 viewsCommemorative, Æ Follis, Siscia mint, 2nd officina. Struck AD 334-335.
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS Helmeted, laureate and mantled bust of Constantinopolis to left, holding scepter over left shoulder.
Reverse: Victory standing front, head to left, right foot on prow, holding scepter in her right hand and resting her left on shield; in exergue, •BSIS•.
References: RIC VII 241.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 2.116g.
EBSep 24, 2018
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EB0782 Roma / Wolf and Twins2 viewsCommemorative Series, AE Follis, Antiochia, circa 330-335.
Obverse: VRBS ROMA Helmeted and mantled bust of Roma to left.
Reverse: She-wolf standing left, suckling Romulus and Remus; above, two stars; in exergue, SMANΘ.
References: RIC VII 91.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 1.581g.
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EB0781 Constantine I / Captives2 viewsConstantine I 307-337, Aquileia, AE Follis. 320 AD.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG, helmeted cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT S-F, standard inscribed VOT XX between two captives, both looking left. Mintmark AQP.
References: RIC VII 48.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 3.822g.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -2 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PE-RTE AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORTV R-EDVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – BMC W Page 108 -. RIC -. RSC -
maridvnvmSep 24, 2018
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2 viewsQuant.GeekSep 24, 2018
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2 viewsQuant.GeekSep 24, 2018
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1 viewsQuant.GeekSep 24, 2018
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EB0780 Constantine I / Camp Gate2 viewsConstantine I 307-337, Heraclea, AE follis.
Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate and draped bust left holding eagle-tipped sceptre and mappa.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, campgate with 3 turrets, 7 layers, no doors, no star above. Mintmark SMHB.
References: RIC VII 16 (mintmark MHT_).
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.618g.
EBSep 24, 2018
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EB0779 Constantine I / Victory2 viewsConstantine I 307-337, Constantinople,
Obverse: Silvered? AE follis. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, rosette diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: CONSTANTINIANA DAFNE, Victory seated left on cippus with palm branch in each hand; trophy in background, captive seated before her; officina letter in left field. Mintmark CONS.
References: RIC VII 35 (silvered) or RIC VII 38; Sear 16191.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 3.062g.
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Byzantine Empire: Justinian I (527-565) Æ Follis, Theoupolis/Antioch (Sear 214; DOC 206b. MIB 130)4 viewsObv: D N IVSTINIANVS P P AVS; Justinian enthroned facing, holding long scepter with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large M between star and crescent; above, cross; below, B; in exergue, +THEUP
Quant.GeekSep 24, 2018
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EB0777 Constantine I / Sol2 viewsConstantine I, 307-337, Rome, AE Follis.
Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SOLI IN-V-ICTO COMITI, Sol, radiate, standing left, holding globe and raising right hand. S-F across fields. Mintmark RT.
References: -.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.386g.
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Constantius II7 viewsAntioch RIC 132 and 135. All 15 officina3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Sep 24, 2018
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FTR captive types 5 views1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Sep 24, 2018
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EB0776 Constantine I / Sol2 viewsConstantine I 307-337, Rome, reduced Follis, 314-315.
Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI, Sol, radiate, standing left, holding globe and raising right hand. R over X in left field, F in right field. Mintmark RT.
References: RIC VII 27, T; Sear 16097.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 3.298g.
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EB0775 Constantine I / Quadriga5 viewsConstantine I 307-337, Æ Reduced Follis of Constantinople, posthumous commemorative 337-340.
Obverse: DV CONSTANT [INVS PT A] VGG, Veiled bust right.
Reverse: Emperor in quadriga right, hand of God reaches him from above, CONS in exergue.
References: RIC 37.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 1.354g.
1 commentsEBSep 24, 2018
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EB0774 Constantine I / Camp Gate1 viewsConstantine I, 307-337, Nicomedia, AE Follis.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Camp gate, two turrets, no doors, star above. Mintmark MNA.
References: RIC VII 121.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 2.277g.
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Titus / Quadriga Aureus3 viewsNOT MINE!!
Perhaps one day?
1 commentsNemonaterSep 24, 2018
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Seleucid - Alexander II Zabinas (128-123 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AE21; Weight: 8.03 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Seleucia-on-the-Tigris; Date: 128-123 BCE; Obverse: Radiate and diademed head right, beads to right. Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕ[ΩΣ] ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆[ΡΟΥ] (King Alexander); double cornucopia, A and caduceus to left, Π to right
References: HGC 9, p. 234, #1164; Sear #7127.
museumguySep 23, 2018
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Seleucid - Antiochus I (280-261BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AE19; Weight: 5.6 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Antioch-on-the-Orontes; Date: 280-261 BCE; Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right, beads to left. Reverse: Thunderbolt - BASILEWS ANTOXOY (King Antiochus) - monogram symbols above and below including possible jaw-bone of boar below. References: Hoover #149; Sear #6880; B.M.C. 4.11, 41.museumguySep 23, 2018
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Seleucid - Antiochus I (280-261BCE)1 viewsMetal/Size: AE20; Weight: 5.8 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Antioch-on-the-Orontes; Date: 280-261 BCE; Obverse: Macedonian shield with anchor (Seleucid symbol) in central boss. Reverse: Horned elephant walking right; jawbone below; possible club above - BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY. Reference: Hoover #148; Sear #6881; BMC #37.museumguySep 23, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Æ Follis, Antioch (Sear 533; DOC 165a; MIB 96)4 viewsObv: Bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, holding mappa in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter with his left
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and X/III; above, cross; below, A; in exergue, THЄЧP'
Dim: 29 mm, 11.39 g, 5 h
Quant.GeekSep 23, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Maurice Tiberius (582-602) Æ Follis, Antioch (Sear 533; DOC 172d; MIB 96)2 viewsObv: Bust of Maurice Tiberius facing, wearing crown with trefoil ornament and consular robes, holding mappa in his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter with his left
Rev: Large M between A/N/N/O and X/X; above, cross; below, S; in exergue, THЄЧP'
Dim: 27 mm, 11.43 g, 7 h
Quant.GeekSep 23, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 371; DOC 116; MIBE 49)1 viewsObv: Monogram of Justin II
Rev: Large Є; in field to right, N
Dim: 14 mm, 2.26 g, 6 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Pentanummium, Nicomedia (Sear 371; DOC 116; MIBE 49)1 viewsObv: Monogram of Justin II
Rev: Large Є; in field to right, N
Dim: 13 mm, 1.51 g, 12 h
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Byzantine Empire: Justin II (565-578) Æ Decanummium, Constantinople (Sear 362; DOC 59; MIB 22-3)1 viewsObv: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG; Justin II, in military attire, standing right, holding spear with his right hand and globus cruciger in his left
Rev: Large I; star to left and right; cross above; CON in exergue
Quant.GeekSep 23, 2018
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EB0773 Constantine I / Sol2 viewsConstantine I 307-337, Rome, reduced Follis, 314-315.
Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI, Sol, radiate, standing left, holding globe and raising right hand. R over X in left field, F in right field. Mintmark RP.
References: RIC VII 27, P; Sear 16097.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.125g.
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EB0772 Constantine I / Camp Gate1 viewsConstantine I 307-337, AE follis, Nicomedia, 330-335.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, campgate with two turrets, no door, star above, mintmark SMNΔ.
References: Cf. RIC VII 156 (MAX AVG on obverse).
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.347g.
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EB0771 Constantine I / Wreath1 viewsConstantine I 307-337, AE Follis, Ticinum, 320-321.
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, VOT XX crescent in three lines within wreath. Mintmark PT.
References: RIC VII Ticinum 167.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 3.136g.
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EB0770 Constantine I / Jupiter1 viewsConstantine I 307-337, AE Follis, Antioch, 308-309 AD.
Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder falling low, holding Victory on globe and leaning on sceptre, B to right. Mintmark ANT.
References: -.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.553g.
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Tetradrachm9 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.
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EB0769 Licinius II / Jupiter1 viewsLicinius II Ceasar, AE Follis, 318 AD.
Obverse: VAL LICINIVS NOB CAES, laureate. draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, chlamys spread behind him over both arms. Mintmark T-star-in-crescent-A.
References: RIC VII 160.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.24g.
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EB0768 Licinius I / Sol1 viewsLicinius I 308-324, Rome, AE follis.
Obverse: IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SOLI IN-V-ICTO COMITI Sol standing left, holding globe and raising right hand, R-F. Mintmark R star T.
References: RIC VII 23.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.161g.
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EB0766 Licinius I / Genius1 viewsLicinius I 308-324, London, AE follis, 313-314 AD.
Obverse: IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM S-F, Genius standing left, modius on head, loins draped, holding patera and cornucopiae. Mintmark PLN.
References: RIC VII 3.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 2.82g.
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EB0765 Licinius I / Sol1 viewsLicinius I 308-324, Rome?, AE follis. 313 AD.
Obverse: IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SOLI IN-VI-CTO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding globe, raising right hand. A/X-F (R/X-F?) across the fields. Uncertain mintmark.
References: Cf. RIC VI Rome 4,23,29.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 2.999g.
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EB0778 Constantine I / Wreath1 viewsConstantine I 306-337 , AE Follis, 325-326 AD.
Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG around VOT • XXX within wreath. Mintmark RP in exergue.
References: RIC VII 318.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 2.52g.
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EB0764 Licinius I / Genius1 viewsLicinius I 308-324, Trier, AE Follis, 316.
Obverse: IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM, Genius standing left holding patera and cornucopiae, T-F across fields. Mintmark BTR.
References: Cf. RIC VII 119 (bust seen from the back).
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 3.219g.
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EB0763 Licinius I / Sol2 viewsLicinius I 308-324, Rome, AE follis. 313 AD.
Obverse: IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: SOLI INV-I-CTO COMITI, Sol standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding globe, raising right hand. R/X-F (A/X-F?) across the fields. Mintmark: RS?.
References: Cf. RIC VI Rome 4,23.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 2.955g.
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EB0762 Licinius I / Jupiter2 viewsLicinius I 308-324, AE Follis,
Obverse: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: IOVI CON-SERVATORI, Jupiter standing half left, chlamys hanging from left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left. B in right field. Mintmark SIS.
References: Cf. RIC VI 230,231a.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 3.467g.
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EB0761 Licinius I / Jupiter2 viewsLicinius I 308-324, AE follis, Siscia, 314-315.
Obverse: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
Reverse: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left. Δ in right field. Mintmark SIS.
References: Cf. RIC VI 230,231a.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 4.105g.
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EB0732 Diocletian / Jupiter2 viewsDiocletian 284-305, AE Antoninianus, 289 AD.
Obverse: IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS P AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: IOVI TVTATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle at foot, P in ex.
References: Cf. RIC V 51 (PF in obverse).
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.94g.
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EB0729 Diocletian / Jupiter2 viewsDiocletian 284-305, AE Antoninianus, Lyons mint, 290-291 AD.
Obverse: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: IOVI AVGG Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle at foot left. Mintmark A.
References: RIC V 28; Cohen 147, Bastien 315.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 4.267g.
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06 Constantius II4 views
D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
bearded, hair in a topknot, reaching
CONS Delta Dot?
Constantinople 135?
Randygeki(h2)Sep 23, 2018
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03 Constantius II9 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)Sep 23, 2018
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03 Constantius II10 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
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Sep 23, 2018
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03 Constantius II11 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)Sep 23, 2018
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Titus Aureus 3 viewsNOT MINE!!
Obverse die match to my Titus RIC 554 Denarius
NemonaterSep 22, 2018
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Titus / Eagle13 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
3 commentsNemonaterSep 22, 2018
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Titus / Pontif Maxim Mule19 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."
3 commentsNemonaterSep 22, 2018
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Nysa, Hades and Kore / Dionysos1 viewsLydia, Nysa
133BC -0 AD
Obv.: Laureate head of Hades and wreathed head of Kore right
Rev.: ΝΥΣΑΕΩΝ ΦIΛOKRATHΣ, young Dionysos in short chiton standing left, holding thyrsos in left hand, kantharos in right hand
AE, 15 mm, 3.64 g
Ref.: IMHOOF LS page 107 #6
shanxiSep 22, 2018
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Struck 1526 - 1530, HENRY VIII, AR Half-groat minted at York, England under Thomas (Cardinal) Wolsey4 viewsObverse: HENRIC•VIII•D•G•R•AGL•Z•F•. Youthful profile crowned bust of Henry VIII facing right within circle of pellets. Mint-mark: Voided cross.
Reverse: CIVITAS EBORACI. Shield bearing coat-of-arms on cross fourchée; T - W in upper field divided by shield; galero (cardinal's hat) below.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 1.0gm | Die Axis: 8 | Dark, almost black, tone | Rare
SPINK: 2346

The T W on the reverse of this coin refers to Thomas Wolsey, known to posterity as Cardinal Wolsey, one of the most powerful figures at the court of Henry VIII. Although this coin is undated, the issue of Henry VIII's second coinage only began in 1526 and so, since Cardinal Wolsey died in 1530, it must have been struck between those two dates.

Cardinal Wolsey
When Henry VIII became King of England in 1509 he appointed Thomas Wolsey to the post of Almoner, a position that gave him a seat on the Privy Council and an opportunity for establishing a personal rapport with the King to such an extent that by 1514 Wolsey had become the controlling figure in virtually all matters of state. In 1515, he was awarded the title Archbishop of York and this, followed by his appointment that same year as Cardinal by Pope Leo X, gave him precedence over all other English clerics. His ecclesiastical power advanced even further in 1523 when the Bishop of Durham, a post with wide political powers, was added to his titles.
After Wolsey attained the position of Lord Chancellor, the King's chief adviser, he had achieved more power than any other Crown servant in English history and during his fourteen years of chancellorship Wolsey, who was often alluded to as an alter rex (other king), used his power to neutralise the influence of anyone who might threaten his position..
In spite of having made many enemies, Cardinal Wolsey retained Henry VIII's confidence until, in 1527, the King decided to seek an annulment of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon so that he could marry Anne Boleyn. Henry asked Wolsey to negotiate the annulment with the Pope and in 1528 the Pope decided to allow two papal legates, Wolsey himself and Cardinal Campeggio, to decide the outcome in England. Wolsey was confident of the outcome, but Campeggio took a long time to arrive, and then he delayed proceedings so much, that the case had to be suspended and the Pope decided that the official decision should therefore be made in Rome and not in England.
After his failure to negotiate the annulment, Wolsey fell out of favour with Henry and in 1529 he was stripped of his government office and property, including the magnificent Palace of Hampton Court, which Henry took as his own main London residence.
Wolsey was however permitted to retain the title of Archbishop of York and so he travelled to Yorkshire, for the first time in his career, to carry out those duties.
Now that he was no longer protected by Henry, Wolsey's enemies, including it is rumoured, Ann Boleyn, conspired against him and Henry had him arrested and recalled to London to answer to charges of treason. But Wolsey, now in great distress, fell ill on the journey back to the capital and at Leicester, on 29 November 1530, aged about 57, he died from natural causes before he could be beheaded.
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1 viewsQuant.GeekSep 22, 2018
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4 viewsARAB-BYZANTINE: Standing Emperor, ca. 680s, AE fals, Dimashq, A-3517.2, bird on T left, mint name in Greek to right / anchor above and downward crescent below M, Arabic duriba / dimashq / ja'iz around
Dim: 4.35g, 6 h
Quant.GeekSep 22, 2018
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Nero, Artemis, stag1 viewsLydia. Hierocaesaraea
Nero, AD 54-68
Kapitonos, magistrate
Bronze, AE 20
Obv.: NEPWωN KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP CEBACTOC, bare-headed and draped bust right
Rev: IЄPOKAICAPЄωN ЄΠI KAΠITωNOC, Artemis Persica standing facing, drawing arrow from quiver on shoulder; stag to left.
Æ, 20mm, 4.68g
Ref.: RPC I 2385
shanxiSep 22, 2018
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Senate, stag1 viewsHierocaesarea, Lydia
Anonymus Issue
AD 54-138, Time of Nero-Hadrian
Obv.: IЄPA CYNKΛHTOC, draped bust of the Senate right
Rev.: IЄPOKAICAPЄΩN, stag standing right
AE, 3.91g, 18mm
Ref.: Imhoof-Blumer LS 34
shanxiSep 22, 2018
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Attica, Athens, Triptolemos, Piglet 1 viewsAttica. Athens
Circa 322/17-307 BC
Eleusinian festival coinage
Obv.: Triptolemos, holding grain ears, seated left in winged chariot drawn by two snakes
Rev.: AΘE, Piglet standing right on mystic staff, Plemochoe in exergue
Æ 15.5mm, 3.31g
Ref.: Kroll 40; SNG Copenhagen 419
shanxiSep 22, 2018
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 515 Bust Type F2 viewsObv:– IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Hercules walking right, trophy over left shoulder, lion's skin draped over left arm, holding club in right hand
Minted in Rome (//XXIS).
Reference:– RIC V Pt. 2 515 Bust Type F.
maridvnvmSep 21, 2018
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132 - Probus - RIC 127 - Bust Type C (Lugdunum) (Retrograde C in left field)4 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SPES AVG, Spes standing left, holding flower and raising robe
Minted in Lugdunum (Retrograde C in left field) Emission 9, Officina 3. January to August A.D. 282
Reference:– Cohen 702. Bastien 405 (2 examples). RIC 127 Bust type C

Weight 3.43g. 22.25mm. 180 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmSep 21, 2018
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Antiochia ad Maeandrum3 viewsAssarion, circa 98-102.
Obv: AYT NЄP TPAI KAI CЄ ΓЄP ΔAK
Laurate head of Trajan to right.
Rev: PΩΜΗ ANTIOXЄΩN
Helmeted Roma seated left on cuirass and spoils of war, holding nike on extended right hand and sheathed sword in left.

24mm, 6.10g
RPC III 2242, SNG Copenhagen 50
klausklageSep 21, 2018
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KINGS of THRACE, Macedonian. Lysimachos. 305-281 BC. AR Drachm4 views20mm, 4.25 g, 12h
In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Ephesos mint. Struck circa 295/4-289/8 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, E-Φ flanking bee. Thompson –; Price 1877; Müller 1017. Near EF, beautifully toned.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 87 (18 May 2011), lot 271.
LeoSep 21, 2018
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EB0011 Leukippos / Barley5 viewsMetapontum, LUCANIA (ITALY), AR Nomos, 350-330 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Leukippos right; lion's head behind.
Reverse: Barley ear with seven grains; leaf to left, club on leaf, [AMI beneath leaf].
references: Johnston B2, SNG ANS 432ff.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 7.526g.
1 commentsEBSep 21, 2018
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CALABRIA, Taras. 450-440 BC. AR Nomos8 views7.71g
Taras seated left on dolphin, both arms extended, cockle shell below, Greek ΔEM scratched in field in ancient times // Dionysius male figure, naked to waist, seated, holding distaff & scepter, large die-break noticeable at the bottom of the distaff, Fine.
2 commentsLeoSep 21, 2018
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EB0010 Youth on horseback / Taras on dolphin4 viewsTarentum, CALABRIA, AR Nomos, 272-235 BC.
Obverse: Youth on horseback left crowning horse; ΦΙΛΩ/ΤΑΣ in two lines below, ΔΙ above.
Reverse: Taras on dolphin left, holding kantharos and distaff; cock behind.
References: VLASTO 846, SNG France 2009, SNG ANS 1176.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 6.123g.
EBSep 21, 2018
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Probus Rome Mint AD 2792 viewsObv. IMP C PROBVS AVG
Radiate cuirassed bust of Probus right

Rv. PROVIDENT AVG
Providentia standing left holding globe in right hand
Transverse scepter in left

BXXI in exergue

3.10 grams 22-3mm
RIC 552 Ticinum
BritanikusSep 21, 2018
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Probus AE Antoninianus Unique Type3 views
Probus AE Antoninianus. AD 280. IMP PROBVS P F AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right /
SOLI INVICTO, Sol in galloping quadriga left, with upraised hand, Mintmark R-thunderbolt-Γ.

4.02gm. 24mm.

RARE 7 or 8 coins known with this bust type and reverse this coin is listed by Guillemain (J. GUILLEMAIN, Ripostiglio della Venèra: Nuovo Catalogo Illustrato. Volume III, 1: La monetazione di Probo a Roma (276-282 d.C.), Roma, 2009) - see no. 473 of his classification of Probuscoins minted in Rome (7 specimens are cited, all from the La Venera hoard).

Unique !!!!
BritanikusSep 21, 2018
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Probus, AE antoninianus. Siscia mint. 3 viewsIMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding
spear over shoulder, head of Medusa facing on cuirass.

SOLI INVICTO, Sol, holding whip, driving quadriga galloping
left, all four horses facing forwards.

Mintmark XXIP

Alföldi 76-125 var (cuirass type).

Rare, unpublished. This example is listed in Wildwinds

BritanikusSep 20, 2018
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Constantine I AE follis Follis. 322-325 AD.Ticinum RIC VII 167,Q 2 viewsCONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right / D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, laurel wreath enclosing VOT XX and crescent below, mintmark QT.
VD
BritanikusSep 20, 2018
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Henry VI (1422 - 1461 A.D.)11 viewsAR Groat
O: +HENRIC DI GRA REX ANGL Z FRANC / Crowned bust facing, with annulet on each side of neck.
R: +POSVI DEVM ADIVTORE MEVM VILLA CALISIE / Long cross with three pellets in each angle, annulet in two quarters and after POSVI.
Annulet issue. Calais mint; im: pierced cross 2. Struck 1422-1427.
3.72g
27mm
North 1424; SCBC 1836
5 commentsMatSep 20, 2018
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2126 IONIA, Magnesia ad Maeandrum Hadrian, Dionysus standing3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2126; Schultz Magnesia 96; SNG Copenhagen 864; Prowe III 957

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΜΑΓΝΗΤΩΝ
Dionysus standing l., holding cantharus in r. hand, l. resting on thyrsus; at his feet, l., panther

4.84 gr
19 mm
12h
okidokiSep 20, 2018
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RIC 592 viewsRIC 59; Bastien 248; Lugdunum. Bust type G, (E). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG

Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield.
Pseudo-Attic helmet. Shield decorated with rider right.

REV.: ABVNDANTIA AVG

Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae.

Mintmark: // IIII

Weight: 4.12 g.
Die axis: ?
Diameter: 23 mm.
vrtsprbSep 20, 2018
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SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 350-330/20 BC. AR Obol 4 viewsObverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right.
Reverse: Dove flying left, retrograde IΣ above tail feathers.
Weight 0.83 Gr.
1 commentsSamSep 20, 2018
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Russia: Ivan IV Vasilyevich Grozny (1547-1584) AR Kopek, Pskov (Клещинов-Гришин 79)4 viewsObv: Ivan IV on horseback to right; ΓP below
Rev: Cyrillic inscription in five lines - ЦРЬИ \\ КНSЬВЕ \\ ЛИКIИBA \\ НЪВСЕЯ \\ РУСИ (Царь и Князь Великий Иван всея Руси; Tsar and Grand Prince Ivan of all Rus)
Dim: 13 mm, 0.70 g, 11 h

Quant.GeekSep 20, 2018
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Russia: Boris Feodorovich Godunov (1598-1605) AR Kopek, Moskva (Спасский 81/6)10 viewsObv: Boris on horseback to right; MO below, O to upper right field
Rev: Cyrillic inscription in five lines - ЦРЬIВЕЛ \\ IКИКНSЬ \\ БОРIСЪθЕ \\ ДОРОВIЧЬВ \\ СЕЯРУСI (ЦАРЬ И ВЕЛИКИЙ КНЯЗЬ БОРИС ФЕДОРОВИЧ ВСЕЯ РУСИ; Tsar and Grand Duke Boris Feodorovich of All Rus)
Dim: 15 mm, 0.65 g, 10 h
1 commentsQuant.GeekSep 20, 2018
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Russia: Ivan V Alexeyevich (1682-1696) AR Kopek, Moskva (Петров 446)3 viewsObv: Ivan IV on horseback to right; M below horse
Rev: Cyrillic inscription in four lines
Quant.GeekSep 20, 2018
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EB0007 Youth on horseback / Taras on dolphin7 viewsTarentum, CALABRIA, AR Nomos, 281-272 BC.
Obverse: Naked youth on horseback right crowning himself; IΩ behind, ZAΛO and Ionic capital below.
Reverse: Taras astride dolphin, holding distaff and akrostolion; AN behind.
References: VLASTO 803.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 6.602g.
1 commentsEBSep 20, 2018
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ric3351 viewsElagabalus
AE Dupondius, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, radiate draped bust right.
Rev: P M TR P V COS III P P, S.C. across fields, Emperor standing left, sacrificing over lighted altar and holding cypress branch in left arm, star in right field.
26 mm, 9.10 gms

RIC 335
Charles MSep 20, 2018
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hj6.26.20.124 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛIT Ω N, serpent entwined staff, head to right.
17 mm, 3.10 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.13
Charles MSep 20, 2018
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RIC 651v4 viewsRIC 651 variant; Alföldi type 26, n° 35; Siscia. Bust type -, (A1). Denomination: Antoninianus.
Not listed for this bust type in RIC.

OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left, seen from front.

REV.: CONCORD MILIT

Emperor standing right, clasping hand of Concordia.

Mintmark: T // XXI

Weight: 3.7 g
Diameter: ?
Die axis: ⇅
vrtsprbSep 20, 2018
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Postumus Antoninianus1 viewsPostumus, emperor of the Gallic Empire, 260-269 AD.

Cologne. 260-269 AD.

21 mm., 2.80g.

IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG. Bust of Postumus, radiate, draped, right, or bust of Postumus, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.

IOVI STATORI. Jupiter, standing right, holding sceptre in right hand and thunderbolt in left hand.

References: RIC V Postumus 309

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RLSep 20, 2018
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Postumus Antoninianus1 viewsPostumus, emperor of the Gallic Empire, 260-269 AD.

Lugdunum. 260-269 AD.

21 mm., 2.52g.

IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG. Bust of Postumus, radiate, draped, right, or bust of Postumus, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.

FELICITAS AVG. Felicitas, draped, standing left, holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand.

References: RIC V Postumus 58

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Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus1 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, 268–270 AD.

Rome. 268-270 AD.

20mm., 1.63g.

IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG. Bust of Claudius Gothicus, radiate, draped, right.

MARS VLTOR. Mars, helmeted, in military attire, standing left, holding parazonium in right hand and spear in left hand. H in left field.

References: RIC V Claudius Gothicus 68

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Claudius II Gothicus Antoninianus2 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, 268–270 AD.

Antioch. 268-270 AD.

IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG. Bust of Claudius Gothicus, radiate, draped, right or head of Claudius Gothicus, radiate, right or head of Claudius Gothicus, radiate, left.

Legend: AEQVITAS AVG. Aequitas, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand. Mintmark H

References: RIC V Claudius Gothicus 197

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Gallienus Antoninianus1 viewsGallienus; joint reign with Valerian 253-260 AD; sole reign 260-268 AD

Rome. 260-268 AD.

19mm., 2.36g.

IMP GALLIENVS AVG: Head of Gallienus, radiate, right

DIANAE CONS AVG: Doe, walking right, looking backward

References: RIC V Gallienus 176

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Gallienus Antoninianus2 viewsGallienus; joint reign with Valerian 253-260 AD; sole reign 260-268 AD

Antioch. 267 AD.

22mm., 3.73g.

GALLIENVS AVG. Bust of Gallienus, radiate, cuirassed, right | Bust of Gallienus, radiate, draped, right.

SALVS AVG. Apollo, nude, standing left, holding laurel-branch; to right, tripod. PXV in ex

References: RIC V Gallienus 610

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EB0006 Nymph / Man-headed bull3 viewsNeapolis, CAMPANIA, AR Nomos/2 drm., 300-281 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of nymph left, wearing earring and necklace.
Reverse: Man-headed bull walking left, crowned by Nike above flying left.
References: Cf. GROSE 269,3 (also see SNG ANS 350-381).
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 7.312g.
EBSep 19, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Philetairos, Athena, bow, crescent1 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE12, 282 - 133 B.C.
Pergamene Kingdom, Philetairos
Obv.: head of Athena right, wearing helmet
Rev.: ΦIΛE/TAIΡOΥ, bow, crescent right (below the E of ΦIΛE)
AE, 2.20 g, 12 mm
Ref.:
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, trophy, ΘA monogram1 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE16, c. 300 B.C.
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing three-crested Corinthian helmet with cheek-pieces lifted up
Rev.: ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, trophy of arms, ΘA monogram to left.
AE, 5.46g, 16mm
Ref.: SNG France 1885; Tuebingen 2429
shanxiSep 19, 2018
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Valerian Antoninianus2 viewsValerian I, 253-260 AD.

Antioch. 255-256 AD.

19mm., 3.76g.

IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG. Bust of Valerian, radiate, draped, right.

PIETAS AVGG. Valerian and Gallienus, standing face to face, sacrificing at altar between them.

References: RIC V Valerian 285

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Trebonianus Gallus Antoninianus2 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD.

Mediolanum. 251-253 AD.

22mm., 3.09g.

IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG. Bust of Trebonianus Gallus, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right

LIBERTAS PVBLICA. Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in right hand and transverse sceptre in left hand

References: RIC IV Trebonianus Gallus 70

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Nabatean kingdom, Aretas IV & Huldu, Meshorer 50 var.1 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
Nabatean: Harithath
AR - Drachm, 4.15g, 15mm
Petra, 8/7 BC
obv. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חרתת מלכ נבתו מחר חמע
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[H]RTT MLK NBTW [RHM 'MH]
= Harithath Malik Nabatu Rahem Ameh = Harithath, king of the Nabateans, lover of his
people
Bust of Aretas IV, diademed, draped and laureate, r.
in l. and r. field ח - o
rev. Nabatean legend (counterclockwise):
חלדו מלכת נבתו ב שנת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[HLDW MLKT - NBTW] SNT 2
= Huldu Malikat Nabatu Shanat 2 = Huldu, queen of the Nabateans, year 2
Bust of Huldu, draped, diademed and veiled, r.
in l. and r. field ח - o
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 50 var. (without o in the fields)
rare, about VF

מחר חמע (RHM 'MH) = lover of his people, is the translation of Greek Philopatris.
JochenSep 19, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, RPC, Pergamon, Septimius Severus, Asklepios 1 viewsSeptimius Severus
Pergamon, Mysia
AE 18, AD 193-211
Obv: ΑVP KAI CEBHPOC, Laureate head right.
Rev: ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ B, Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding staff entwined by snake.
AE, 3.79, 18mm
Ref.: SNG France 2203, Voegtli, FvP 33, 393
shanxiSep 19, 2018
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Septimius Severus Ae17 Thrace Serdica Rare unpublished7 views2 commentsBritanikusSep 19, 2018
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Elagabalus THRACE, Pautalia2 viewsRiver deity reclining left, holding branch in upraised hand, & leaning against jug from which river waters flow

VERY RARE!!
BritanikusSep 19, 2018
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Diadumenian, Caesar, as AE27 of Nikopolis ad Istrum. 218 AD. Magistrate Statius Longinus.1 viewsDiadumenian, Caesar, as AE27 of Nikopolis ad Istrum. 218 AD. Magistrate Statius Longinus. K M OPPEL ANTWN DIADOVMENIANOC, draped bust right / YΠ CTATIOV LONGINOU NIKOPOLITWN / PROC IC, Artemis as huntress walking right holding bow and extracting arrow from quiver on back, dog running at feet behind. AMNG 1844.BritanikusSep 19, 2018
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Caracalla AE30 of Serdica, Thrace2 viewsCaracalla AE30 of Serdica, Thrace. AVT K M AVP CEV ANTWNEINOC, laureate, cuirassed bust right / OYΛΠIAC CEΡΔIKHC, Hygieia standing right, feeding serpent in arms. Ruzicka 260.BritanikusSep 19, 2018
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AVT K M AVR CEVH ANTWNINOC, laureate head right / OYΛΠIAC CEΡΔIKHC, Demeter standing left by cista mystica with open lid, holding patera and serpent-entwined torch.

31-32mm. -17.55gm. Varbanov 2258; Ruzicka 144.
BritanikusSep 19, 2018
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Severus Alexander and Julia Mamaea, AE 5-Assaria of Markianopolis.1 viewsSeverus Alexander and Julia Mamaea, AE 5-Assaria of Markianopolis. Magistrate Tiberius Julius Festus. AVT K M CEVH AΛEXANΔΡOC IOV MAMMAIA, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander right, facing draped bust of Julia Mamaea left / VΠ TIB IOVΛ ΦHCTOV MARKIANOPOLI-TWN, coiled serpent with head right. Value E in field.BritanikusSep 19, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus (913-959) Æ Unit, Cherson (Sear 1771; DOC 29)5 viewsObv: Facing bust of Constantine VII, beardless, wearing robes and crown with trefoil ornament
Rev: Large K over ω
Dim:18.28 mm, 2.64g
Quant.GeekSep 19, 2018
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Q. Metellus Pius Scipio w/ Vespasian Countermark10 viewsQ. Metellus Pius Scipio. Silver Denarius 47-46 BC. Military mint traveling with Scipio in Africa.
O: Q METEL above, PIVS below, laureate head of Jupiter right, c/m: IMP VES (ligate) in incuse rectangle.
R: SCIPIO above, IMP in exergue, elephant advancing right.
- Crawford 459/1; HCRI 45; Sydenham 1050; Caecilia 47.

A Pompeian loyalist, Q. Metellus Pius Scipio introduced the legislation that recalled Caesar from his Gallic command, thus precipitating the Civil Wars. This denarius was struck while Scipio was in supreme command of the Pompeian forces in North Africa, the elephant an obvious reference to the province, and was probably struck during the later stages of the campaign in a mobile mint traveling alongside the forces (stylistically it is quite distinct from the coins of Scipio struck at the provincial capital of Utica). In 46 BC, Caesar finally managed to corner the Pompeians at Thapsus, where he inflicted a crushing defeat. After the battle Scipio committed suicide knowing that, despite Caesar's usual leniency towards his enemies, he would not allow so persistent an foe as Scipio to survive.

The countermark applied during Vespasian's rule is interesting proof that this older coinage continued in circulation.
3 commentsNemonaterSep 19, 2018
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Vespasian / Temple of Aphrodite12 viewsCYPRUS, Koinon of Cyprus. (Antioch mint) Vespasian.AD 69-79. AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 12.59 g, 1h). Dated RY 8 (AD 75/6).
Obv: AYTOKPATΩP OYЄCΠACIANOC KAICAP; Laureate head of Vespasian left. c/m Head of Marcus Aurelius left within incuse circle.
Rev: ЄTOYC NЄOY IЄPOY; H in exergue, conical cult xoanon of Aphrodite of Paphos within central distyle tower, central crossbeam of tripartite entablature above; tristyle porticoes flanking; the entire structure set on low basis.
- RPC 1803; Tziambazis 16; Countermark: Howgego 844 i.
2 commentsNemonaterSep 19, 2018
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Seleucid - Demetrios I Soter (162-150 BCE)1 viewsMetal/Size: AE21; Weight: 9.2 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Antioch-on-the-Orantes & Seleukeia-in-Pieria; Date: 162-150 BCE; Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, bow and quiver over shoulder, beads surround. Reverse: Bow and quiver. No symbols or monograms - serrated - BASILEOS DHMHTRIOY (King Demetrios). References: Hoover #826, p. 167; SC #1645, Sear #7027.museumguySep 18, 2018
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Faustina II AE 21 of Blaundos, Lydia. 146-180 AD.4 viewsFaustina II AE 21 of Blaundos, Lydia. 146-180 AD. 5.56 g. ΦAYCTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right / BΛAYNΔEΩN, Demeter standing left, veiled, holding corn-ears, poppy and torch. BMC 77-78; SNG Cop 93; Berlin 18644; Mionnet IV 115; SNG Munich 92. Varbanov IV 1728

Rare and Nice
BritanikusSep 18, 2018
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Seleucid - Antiochus I (280-261BCE)2 viewsMetal/Size: AE17; Weight: 3.86 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 280-261 BCE; Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochus right, border to right. Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY (King Antiochus) - Apollo seated left on omphalos holding arrow and leaning on bow; monograms to left and right. Reference: Hoover #143; Sear #6878; SC #415 or #416.museumguySep 18, 2018
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Vespasian-RIC-10694 viewsAR Denarius, 3.12g
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 1069 (R). BMC 248. RSC 553.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: TR POT X COS VIIII; Victory stg. l., placing shield on trophy; below, captive std. l.

A rare left facing obverse portrait from 79-80 AD, minted in the last months of Vespasian's reign.
BritanikusSep 18, 2018
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Titus RIC-22646 viewsÆ As, 10.75g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 226 (R). BMC 210.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, l.
Rev: GENI P R; S C in field; Genius stg. l., with patera over altar and cornucopiae
Acquired from London Ancient Coins, September 2018.

Genius - 'The spirit of the Roman people' is not a common motif in Flavian coinage. It occurs under Vespasian on rare Spanish military denarii struck early in his reign and briefly during the reign of Titus on asses struck in 80-81. Mattingly connects the type under Titus with 'the vows undertaken for the first five years of the new reign'. The coin is dated COS VIII which Titus held in 80 (he did not renew the consulship in 81). Unlike the parallel silver issue the bronze lack an IMP number and cannot be more precisely dated. Most likely they were struck in the first half of 80 along with the silver.

Neatly centred with a fantastic portrait.
7 commentsDavid AthertonSep 18, 2018
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EB0726 Soter Megas / King on horseback5 viewsVima Taktu ("Soter Megas”), Taxila, Kushan Empire, Æ Tetradrachm, circa 1900-1980 AD.
Obverse: Bust right wearing fancy hat, waving baton.
Reverse: ΑΥΤΌ ΤΟ ΝΌΜΙΣΜΑ ΕΊΝΑΙ ΠΛΑΣΤΌ (or sim.), King on horseback, tamgha in right field.
References: Rare, unpublished.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 2.458g.
Extremely fine example of this type.
EBSep 18, 2018
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EB0725 Soter Megas / King on horseback10 viewsVima Taktu ("Soter Megas”), Taxila, Kushan Empire, Æ Tetradrachm, circa 80-90 AD.
Obverse: Diademed radiate bust right, holding sceptre, tamgha to left.
Reverse: [CΩTHP] MEΓA BACIΛEV [ΒΑCΙΛΥΩΝ], King on horseback, tamgha in right field.
References: Cf. Göbl, Kushan pl. 176, 19.1 var. (bust left); Senior B17; Donum Burns 58; MACW 2928,2953-56.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 9.019g.
1 commentsEBSep 18, 2018
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Gens Claudia, denarius (111-110 a.C.)2 viewsAp. Claudius Pulcher, T. Manlius Mancinus e Q. Urbiniu, Denario, 111-110 a.C., Roma
Ag, 3.47 gr, 18 mm, MB+
D/ Testa di Roma con elmo attico alato; dietro, un oggetto traingolare con cerchio.
R/ AP CL T MAL (legato) Q VR (legato); una Vittoria su triga; tiene le redini con entrambe le mani.
Crawford 299/1a
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 18 settembre 2018, numero catalogo XXX), ex collezione Vanni (Follonica, Tinia numismatica, fino al settembre 2018)
paoloSep 18, 2018
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EB0724 Soter Megas / King on horseback4 viewsVima Taktu ("Soter Megas”), Taxila, Kushan Empire, Æ Tetradrachm, circa 80-90 AD.
Obverse: Diademed bust right, holding sceptre, tamgha to left.
Reverse: [CΩTHP] MEΓAC BACIΛEV [ΒΑCΙΛΥΩΝ], King on horseback, tamgha in right field.
References: Cf. Göbl, Kushan pl. 176, 19.1 var. (bust left); Senior B17.1; Donum Burns 58; MACW 2928,2953-56.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 8.371g.
EBSep 18, 2018
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EB0723 Gordianus and Tranquillina / Tyche3 viewsGordianus Pius III 238-244, Singara, Mesopotamia, AE 33.
Obverse: AVTOK K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANON CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, confronted busts of Gordian on left, laureate, draped and cuirassed, and Tranquillina on right, draped and wearing stephane.
Reverse: AVP CEΠ KOΛ CINΓAPA, Tyche seated left on rock, holding branch; the centaur Sagittarius above to left, discharging arrow, river god swimming left below.
References: BMC Mesopotamia pg. 135, 13; SNG Copenhagen 257; Lindgren & Kovacs 2627.
Diameter: 33.5mm, Weight: 24.34g.
EBSep 18, 2018
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EB0722 Gordianus Pius III / Tyche3 viewsGordianus Pius 238-244, Singara, Mesopotamia, AE 25.
Obverse: [AVTOK K M] ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CЄB, radiate head right, with slight drapery.
Reverse: AVP CЄΠ KOΛ CINΓAPA, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, above her the centaur Sagittarius leaping right shooting bow.
reference: BMC 1; SNG Cop 255.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 11.921g.
EBSep 18, 2018
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EB0721 Philip I / Temple3 viewsPhilip I, NESIBI, Mesopotamia, AE 26.
Obverse: AUTOK K M IOULI FILIPPOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: IOY CEΠ KOΛΩ NECIBI MHT, tetrastyle temple with twisted columns; within arched central bay statue of Tyche seated facing, ram leaping right above, river-god swimming right below.
References: BMC Arabia p. 122, 17 var.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 8.36g.
EBSep 18, 2018
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hj6.26.08.06_24 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANT(ΩN)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), cluster of grapes
17 mm, 2.83 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.8.6
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asmcalee788a31 viewsElagabalus
Antioch, Syria

Obv. AVT. KA. MA. AV. ANTΩNεINOC, radiate head right.
Rev. S·C, Δ ε above, eagle below, all within laurel wreath fastened at top with diamond.
22 mm, 6.72 gms

McAlee 788(a)
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varb16931 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MHTPOΠOΛεΩC ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEΩC (NE)Ω, in left field, KO, in right field, P(OV), Elagabalus in military attire holding patera and sceptre.
31 mm, 13.29 gms

Varbanov 1693
Charles MSep 18, 2018
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EB0720 Caracalla / Crescent3 viewsCaracalla, CARRHAE, Mesopotamia, barbaric style AE 13.
Obverse: [AVT K M ANTWNEINOC or similar], laureate head right .
Reverse: [KOL MH..], Crescent with star within.
References: Cf. BMC 15.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 2.173g.
EBSep 18, 2018
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EB0719 Septimus Severus and Caracalla / Temple2 viewsSeptimus Severus 193-211, PHOENECIA , Berytos.
Obverse: Confronted busts of Severus and young Caracalla.
Reverse: tetrastyle temple with stairs, statue of Astarte within, facing, right hand holding standard, left hand holding folds of dress, being crowned by Nike on small column to right.
References: BMC 122ff, SNG 1948.19.2251.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 6.82g.
EBSep 18, 2018
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Seleucid - Demetrios II (146-139 BCE)2 viewsMetal/Size: AR17; Weight: 3.80 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Antioch-on-the-Orantes; Date: 146-139 BCE; Obverse: Diademed head of king right, border to right. Reverse: Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow and bow. Reference: Hoover , p. 193, #975-976.museumguySep 18, 2018
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Vespasian Ephesus2 viewsVespasian AR Denarius (2.77g, 18mm, 6h). Ephesus, AD 71. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, laureate head right / Oak wreath surrounding AVG and monogram. RIC 1422AA.

This coin was struck during the crossover phase when the use of the monogrammatic mintmark ceased and was replaced by EPE on the gold and silver issues of Ephesus. The obv. can be die-linked to RIC's Group 6 (cf. RIC 1429, Pl. 77), however an older rev. die that features the monogram was utilised.
AjaxSep 18, 2018
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Demetrios II Tyre4 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 13.91 g, 1h). Tyre mint. Dated SE 184 (129/8 BC). Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow, with palm frond over shoulder; to left, monogram above club surmounted by Tyre monogram; to right, monogram above ΔΠP (date); monogram between legs. SC 2195.2c; HGC 9, 1122; DCA 230AjaxSep 17, 2018
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Syrian Civic Issue-Pre-Roman (88/87 BCE)4 viewsMetal/Size: AE22; Weight: 6.5 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Antioch-on-the-Orantes; Date: 88-87 BCE (Seleucid Year 225); Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right - partial border. Reverse: ANTIOXEΩN / THΣ - METPOΠOΛEΩΣ , legend vertically downward to right and left of Zeus enthroned left holding Nike and scepter; in exergue, EKE date = year 225 BCE. References: Butcher, pgs. 308-312; Hoover, p. 290, #1370?museumguySep 17, 2018
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045 Hadrian Denarius 125-28 AD Minerva standing Eastern mint7 viewsReference.
Strack *18; die link

Obv. AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS (sic)
Laureate head right, slight drapery

Rev. COS III
Minerva standing left, holding thunderbolt and spear, shield resting by feet.


3.20 gr
20 mm
h
okidokiSep 17, 2018
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EB0718 Eagle / AVG2 viewsTime of Augustus, PHOENECIA, Berytos, AE 15 Hemi-Chalkus.
Obverse: Eagle standing left with wings spread.
Reverse: Large AVG within dotted border.
References: RPC 4538.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 3.683g.
EBSep 17, 2018
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EB0717 Hadrian / Wreath4 viewsHadrian 117-138, Samosata, Syria, AE 19.
Obverse: AΔPIANOC - CEBACTOC; Laureate draped (and cuirassed?) bust right.
Reverse: ΦΛA / CAMO / MHTPO / KOM in four lines within wreath.
References: Weber 7942; SNG Cop 17.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 5.91g.
EBSep 17, 2018
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EB0716 Trajan / Wreath2 viewsTrajan 98-117, Beroea, Cyrrhesticae, Syria, AE 24.
Obverse: ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΑΡΙСΤ СΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ ΔΑΚ ΠΑΡΘ, laureate head right.
Reverse: ΒΕΡΟΙ/ΑΙωΝ / Γ, Inscription within wreath.
References: RPC III 3429; BMC 7-9; CRS 440/5.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 11.483g.
EBSep 17, 2018
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EB0715 Otacilia Severa / Tyche3 viewsOtacilia Severa 244-249, Antioch, Syria, AE 29.
Obverse: [M]AP OTAKIΛ CEH PAN [CEB], Draped bust right, wearing stephane.
Reverse: [ANTIOXE]ΩN MHTPO KO[ΛΩN], Turreted, veiled, and draped bust of Tyche right; above, ram leaping right, head left; Δ-Є and S-C across field.
References: For CEOVH in obv legend, see McAlee 1102, SNG Cop 280, SNG München 765.
Diameter: 29.5mm, Weight: 17.965g.
EBSep 17, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Apollo, bull’s heads, torch2 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE9, 420-400 BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: Confronted bull’s heads; Torch above, ΠΕΡΓA below.
AE, 0.64g, 9mm
Ref.: ?
shanxiSep 17, 2018
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1024 BITHYNIA Koinon of Bithynia Sabina Ae 32 Octastyle temple9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1024; Rec 53; Paris 815; von Aulock 290; BMC 30; C/M Howgego 64 ( Hadrian Laureate head right)

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

Rev. ΚΟΙ-ΝΟΝ ΒΕΙΘΥΝΙΑС
Octastyle temple on podium of two steps; pellet between middle columns; in pediment, sacrificing Genius in pediment; below, prow

25.17 gr
32 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiSep 17, 2018
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Trajan Decius Antoninianus4 viewsTrajan Decius, 249-251 AD. Rome.

22mm., 3.3g.

IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG. Bust of Trajan Decius, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.

DACIA. Dacia, draped in long robe reaching feet, standing left, holding vertical staff with head of ass in right hand

References: RIC IV Trajan Decius 12

AAAI
RLSep 17, 2018
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Cr 196/4 AE Quadrans Anonymous [Star]1 viewsRome, 169 - 157 BCE
o: Hercules head right, Nemean Lion scalp headdress, three pellets behind
r: prow of galley right, ROMA above, three pellets below, star before
Crawford 196/4
3.1g, 17 mm
Purchased from Forum Ancient Coins
The smaller denominations of "Anonymous" bronze have varying degrees of scarcity; the "Star" quadrans is on the slightly scarcer side.
PMahSep 17, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 6, RSC 3814 views
Gordian III AR Antoninianus. 238-239 AD. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing facing in military dress, head left, with shield & spear. RIC 6, RSC 381.
Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 8668
BritanikusSep 17, 2018
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Domitian Denarius. 88-89 AD.2 viewsDomitian Denarius. 88-89 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right / IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding spear. RSC 252. RIC 670BritanikusSep 17, 2018
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Vespasian Denarius. 71 AD.5 views
Vespasian Denarius. July-December, 71 AD. IMP CAES VESP AVG P M, laureate head right / AVGVR PON MAX, sacrificial implements: ladle, whip, jug & lituus. RSC 42.
BritanikusSep 17, 2018
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Persis - Oxathres (Vahshir (1st c. BCE-1st c. AD)2 viewsMetal/Size: AR15; Weight: 2.04 grams; Denomination: Hemidrachm; Mint: Unknown; Date: 1st c. BCE-1st c. AD; Obverse: Diademed draped bust left, short pointed beard, hair in three waves, two ribbons hang from diadem, wearing torque, symbol to left and right. Reverse: King Vahsir standing right, holding scepter and sacrificing before altar to right, blundered Aramaic legend, counterclockwise from upper right ("King Vahsir son of King Darev"). References: Alram #583; Sear #6211; BMC #28, 220, 6.museumguySep 16, 2018
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Probus Antoninianus RIC 509, Ticinum. Antoninianus.(9th emission of Ticinum, 281 CE, 4th consulate.)1 viewsRIC 509, Ticinum. Antoninianus.
This coin is part of the EQVITI series of Ticinum.


OBV.: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left., holding spear and shield.

REV.: MARTI PACIF
Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear and shield.
Mintmark: In left field I // QXXI

EQVITI

(9th emission of Ticinum, 281 CE, 4th consulate.)
BritanikusSep 16, 2018
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Probus, Victoria Germ AE Antoninianus RIC 222, 2 viewsProbus AE Antoninianus. Rome mint. IMP PROBVS AVG, radiate & cuirassed bust right .
VICTORIA GERM, Trophy between two captives, R(crescent)A in ex.
BritanikusSep 16, 2018
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Probus Antoninianus 6th emission of Ticinum, second phase (with XXI), 279 CE. RIC 531, Ticinum.1 views
OBV.: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right.

REV.: CONCORD MILIT
Concordia standing left, holding two ensigns.

Mintmark: // AXXI

6th emission of Ticinum, second phase (with XXI), 279 CE. RIC 531, Ticinum.
BritanikusSep 16, 2018
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Probus Antoninianus RIC 432 ,4th emission of Ticinum, 278 CE.3 viewsOBV.: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.

REV.: VIRTVS AVG:
Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.

Mintmark: // PXXT
4th emission of Ticinum, 278 CE.
BritanikusSep 16, 2018
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EB0714 Elagabalus / Tyche4 viewsElagabalus, Antiochia ad Orontem, Syria, AE 33.
Obverse: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤ[ΩΝƐ]ΙΝΟC Ɛ Ɛ, laureate head right.
Reverse: ΑΝΤΙΟ ΧƐΩΝ Μ ΚΟΛΩ / Δ - Ɛ / S - C The Tyche of Antioch seated on rocks to left; below her, river-god Orontes swimming to left; above her head, ram running left.
References: BMC Galatia etc. pg. 206, 459; L&K 2008; Weber 7968,9.
Diameter: 31.5mm, Weight: 15.981g.
EBSep 16, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Leo III the Isaurian (717-741) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1516; DOC 39)7 viewsObv: LЄON S CON; Two busts facing, Leo on left, bearded, and Constantine, usually slightly smaller, on right. Each wears chlamys with conspicuous tablion and crown with cross, and holds akaka in right
Rev: Large M; X/X/X - N/N/N across field, cross above, A below
Quant.GeekSep 16, 2018
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2304 PHRYGIA, Cibyra Sabina, Basket8 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2304; Imhoof-Blumer, KM, pg. 258, 31 / Pl. VIII, 17.

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

Rev. ΠΙСΙΔΙΚΗ ΚΙΒΥΡΑΤΩΝ
Basket

3.68 gr
18 mm
12h
okidokiSep 16, 2018
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Numerianus5 viewsNumerianus, antoninianus.
3.50 g.
Rome mint.
Obv. IMP NUMERIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev. IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter standing, head left, holding Victory, eagle at feet to left. Mintmark KAB.
RIC 410.
1 commentsMarsmanSep 16, 2018
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EB0702 Severus Alexander / Three ears of grain4 viewsSeverus Alexander 222-235, CAESAREA CAPPADOCIA, AE 20.
Obverse: AY K CEOV[H] AΛEΞΑΝ, Laureate head right.
Reverse: [MHT]P-O K-AICA, three ears of corn (wheat) tied together, year [?] below.
References: Cf. BMC 305-6, 313.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 6.699g.
EBSep 16, 2018
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Gordian III3 viewsGordian III 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (3.8g) IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / AETERNITATI AVG, Sol, radiate, standing left holding globe and raising right hand.
RIC 83
AjaxSep 16, 2018
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635 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 125-28 AD Neptune standing left6 viewsReference.
Strack 604; RIC 635; Banti 172; C. 312; BMC 1291

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. COS III in field S C
Neptune, naked except for cloak over left thigh, standing right, left knee bent with left foot on prow, holding dolphin in right hand and trident in left.

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1 commentsokidokiSep 16, 2018
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EB0701 Julia Domna / Tyche2 viewsJulia Domna, CAESAREA CAPPADOCIA, AR drachm, year 5 = 196-197.
Obverse: IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBACTH, draped bust right.
Reverse: MHTPOPO KAICAΡIAC, Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae, ET-E across fields.
References: For CE not CEBACTH, see Syd 440 (Aphrodite not Tyche) and Syd 441 (ETE in exergue).
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 2.937g.
EBSep 16, 2018
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Japan. Tokugawa Shogunate.2 viewsHartill 5.7, Jones (2007) 324, KM C 7.

100 mon/Tempo Tsuho (cast copper alloy), minted from the 6th year of the Tempo Period, in 1835, through the end of the Shogunate, in 1869. All mother coins were cast at the Edo/Tokyo mint. The mints at which actual coins were cast are indicated by the shirushi/counterstamp on the edges, at three o'clock and nine o'clock. This coin was minted at the Dewa mint in the Akita Prefecture starting in the eighth year of the Tempo Period, in 1837 (per Heinz Gratzer & Vladimir Balyaev), although those with broad interior rims such as this were first minted in 1846 per Hartill. 49.06 mm. x 32.55 mm., 0°.

Obv: Tem Po Tsu Ho [coinage of the Tempo Era].

Rev: To Hyaku [value 100] above hole; signature/kao [variously stated to be that of Goto Shozaburo, the first mint master of the Tokugawa Shogunate, who was appointed in 1601 and whose. descendants were entrusted with oversight of the shogunate’s mints until 1869; or of mintmaster Hashimoto Mitsuji] below hole.

Rim: broad (=Ko kaku/Hirokaku)

Edge: Akitahan-sen shirushi/counterstamp at nine o'clock and three o'clock [the depiction imposed on the is photo is taken from Gratzer/Balyaev at charm.ru/coins/jp/Tenpo Tsuho.htm)

The coin was officially valued at 100 mon. At the inception of the coinage, each coin weighed 21.75 grams and was comprised of an alloy that was 78% copper, 12% lead, and 10% tin. This deteriorated with time. The specie value of coins issued at the end of the shogunate was only 80 mon.

Hartill rarity C.
StkpSep 16, 2018
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EB0700 Antoninus Pius / Mount Argueus3 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-161, CAESAREA CAPPADOCIA, AR drm..
Obverse: AVTOKR ANTWNEINOC CEBACTOC, bare head right.
Reverse: VΠATOC B, Mt. Argaeus surmounted by standing figure of Helios, holding globe and sceptre.
References: Sydenham-Malloy 299, Metcalf 120a.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 2.441g.
EBSep 16, 2018
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EB0696 Commodus / Statue of Artemis3 viewsCommodus 177-192, AEZANIS, Phrygia, AE 18, c. 184-192.
Obverse: ΑV (ΚΑΙ) ΚΟΜΟΔΟС, laureate head of Commodus (with traces of drapery) right.
Reverse: ΑΙΖΑΝƐΙΤΩΝ, cult statue of Artemis of Ephesus standing, facing, wearing kalathos, having supports.
References: vA Aezani 68, BMC 124-5, Cop 103.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 3.08g.
EBSep 16, 2018
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URBS ROMA Anonymous City Commemorative. AD 330-354. Æ Follis 8 viewsAnonymous City Commemorative. AD 330-354. Æ Follis (15mm, 1.97g). Antioch mint. Struck under Constantine I, AD 335-337. VRBS ROMA, helmeted and mantled bust of Roma left / She-wolf standing left, suckling the twins (Romulus and Remus); two stars above, flower on shoulder. RIC 91 var (shoulder mark).

Ex Holding History
09.15.2018
1 commentsBritanikusSep 16, 2018
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Gordian III. AD 238-244. AR Antoninianus Rome mint RIC IV 35.5 viewsGordian III. AD 238-244. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 5.88g). Rome mint, 3rd officina. 3rd emission, AD 239. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Concordia seated left, holding patera. RIC IV 35.

Ex Holding History 09.15.2018
1 commentsBritanikusSep 16, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.093, 502 - Faustina II, Concordia seated3 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right, unusual hairstyle (unbroken legend)
Rev.: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left holding flower, resting elbow on cornucopia, which is by her chair; under chair globe.
Ag, 18mm, 3.49g
Ref.: RIC III 502a var., CRE 167 var.(unusual hairstyle)
Ex Ibercoin, Online Auction 22, Lot 262

Variation with different hairstyle, click here
Variation with a third hairstyle, click here
shanxiSep 16, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius5 viewsMarcus Aurelius, sestertius
32 mm, 25.73 g, Rome
Obv. M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS P M, head of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right
Rev. TR POT XX IMP III COS III S C, Providentia, draped, standing left, pointing wand in right hand at globe at her feet and holding vertical sceptre in left hand
RIC III 923.
2 commentsMarsmanSep 16, 2018
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Diocletianus3 viewsDiocletianus, follis
9.65 g, 27 mm, Cyzicus
Obv. IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, laureate head right
Rev. GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae; mintmark KS.
RIC 12a
MarsmanSep 16, 2018
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Maximianus Herculius5 viewsMaximianus Herculius, silvered antoninianus
21 mm, 3.93 g, Kyzikos.
Obv. IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
Rev. CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor in military dress receiving globe from Jupiter; S in field, XXI (dot) in exergue.
RIC 607.
2 commentsMarsmanSep 16, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.271, 712 - Faustina II, Children4 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, AD 161-165
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed draped bust right
Rev.: SAECVLI FELICIT, draped throne on which are two children: Commodus and Titus Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus, no stars above, ball between
Ag, 3.35g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC 712, C 191, CRE 222 [C]
Ex Dionysos Numismatik

Variation without diadem > click
Variation with diadem and visible silk chemise > click
shanxiSep 16, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.271, 712 - Faustina II, Children7 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, AD 161-165
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed draped bust right, indusium (silk chemise) visible.
Rev.: SAECVLI FELICIT, draped throne on which are two children: Commodus and Titus Aurelius Fulvus Antoninus, no stars above, ball between
Ag, 3.21g, 17mm
Ref.: RIC 712, C 191, CRE 222 [C]
Ex Numismatik Naumann, auction 65, lot 638

Variation without diadem > click
Variation with diadem, but without visible silk chemise > click
2 commentsshanxiSep 16, 2018
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EB0695 Gaius Caesar / Eagle3 viewsGaius Caesar, LAODICEIA, Phrygia, AE 16.
Obverse: ΓΑΙΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ left and right of bare head left.
Reverse: ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ below, Eagle with spread wings standing between two monograms.
References: RPC 1, 2900; BMC 154, SNG Cop 557.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 3.852g.
EBSep 16, 2018
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Clipped SB 19662 viewsObverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966
20mm, 1.40g
wileycSep 16, 2018
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Ten Shekel weight Phoenician?1 viewsBronze
30 mm wide
26mm tall
90.3g
ten shekels of 9.03 gm each
wileycSep 16, 2018
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EB0713 Julia Domna Tyche3 viewsJulia Domna, PISIDIA, Antiochia, AE 23.
Obverse: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Reverse: ANTIOCH NICOL CA, Tyche standing left, holding branch and cornucopia.
References: SNG France 1126-31 var.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 6.118g.
EBSep 16, 2018
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RIC -3 viewsRIC -, Rome. Bust type F, (B). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP PROBVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right

REV.: incusum


Mintmark: N/A

Weight: ?
Die axis: ?
Diameter: ?
vrtsprbSep 16, 2018
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S.1053 Æthelberht (Æthelweald)5 viewsPenny of Æthelberht, king of Wessex, 860-865
Moneyer: Æthelweald
Mint: Probably Canterbury
S. 1053
O: +ÆÐELBEARHT REX
R: +EÐELVE ALD MO N E T A

Ex- Studio Coins, Sothebys, L.R. Stack
NapSep 16, 2018
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S.914 Coenwulf (Seberht)3 viewsPenny of Coenwulf, king of Mercia 796-821
Moneyer: Seberht
Mint: Probably Canterbury
S. 914
O: +COENVVLF R'EX M
R: +SE BE RHT

Ex- Mike Vosper
NapSep 16, 2018
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S.938 Burgred (Guthere)5 viewsPenny of Burgred, king of Mercia, 852-874.
Moneyer: Guthere
S. 938
O: BVRGRED REX
R: MON/GVDHERE/ETA

Ex- Studio Coins
NapSep 16, 2018
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EB0712 Caracalla / Eagle3 viewsCaracalla 198-217, Antioch, Syria, AE 24.
Obverse: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ Α [ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC CΕΒ], laureate bust right.
Reverse: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ƐΞΥΠΑΤΟ [???], eagle standing facing, head right; Δ-E across fields.
References: Cf. Prieur 224; Gr. 9386-8 var., BMC 363-5 var.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 12.296g.
EBSep 15, 2018
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bmc4091 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Dido building Carthage, she stands front looking left, holding a ruler in right hand and scepter in left, before the arched gate of the city; above the gate a mason at work on one of the towers, below a man digging with a pick, murex shell and palms tree in upper fields.
27 mm, 12.07 gms

BMC 409
Charles MSep 15, 2018
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hj6.26.08.051 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT M AVPH ANT(ΩNε)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, cluster of grapes, stem slanted to right
19 mm, 2.50 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.8.5
Charles MSep 15, 2018
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EB0711 Augustus / Wreath of Archiereus4 viewsAugustus 27 BC-14 AD, Antioch, Syria, AE 27, year 27, circa 5/4 BC.
Obverse: [APXIEPEI KAIΣAΡI ΣEBAΣTΩ], Laureate head right.
Reverse: ARCIERATIKON ANTIOCEIS ZK in four lines within wreath of an archiereus.
References: RPC 4250; BMC 167.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 15.816g.
EBSep 15, 2018
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RIC 7235 viewsRIC 723; Alföldi type 53, n° 41a; Siscia. Denomination: Antoninianus.


OBV.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust left, with spear.

REV.: PROVIDENT AVG

Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre.

Mintmark: // XXIVI

Weight: 3.83 g.

Ex Gysen
vrtsprbSep 15, 2018
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EB0710 Hadrian / Wreath4 viewsHadrian 117-138, Antioch ad Orontem, Syria, AE 27.
Obverse: [ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС Θ ΤΡ Π ΥΙ Θ ΝΕΡ ΥΙω ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑС?], Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Countermark: laurel-branch with four leaves in rectangular punch.
Reverse: Large SC within laurel wreath; ΓΔ below.
References: Cf. RPC III, 3694; BMC Galatia 298,299, p186; McAlee 536(b). For ΓΔ meaning, see NUMERICAL LETTERS ON SYRIAN COINS by Kevin Butcher; For counterstamp see ANS Museum notes 22, pl.8 #9.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 14.595g.
EBSep 15, 2018
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EB0709 Trajan / Wreath3 viewsTrajan 98-117, Antioch, Syria, AE 28.
Obverse: [AVTOKP?] KAIC TRAIANOC (CEB? GER?) [?], Laureate head right.
Reverse: Large S•C within laurel wreath. Year mark ? below.
References: -.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 16.514g.
EBSep 15, 2018
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Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D. Denarius / Salus (goddess of health)9 views
Silver Denarius, RIC IV 139b, RSC III 261, BMCRE V 117, Hunter III -, SRCV II -, Choice EF, excellent centering, nice portrait, light toning, radiating flow lines, finely detailed reverse, tiny closed edge cracks, Rome mint, weight 2.901g, maximum diameter 19.6mm, die axis 180o, 219 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse SALVS ANTONINI AVG, Salus (goddess of health) standing slightly right, head right holding snake in arms, feeding it from right hand; from the Jyrki Muona Collection

FORVM Ancient Coins./ The Sam Mansourati Collection.
*Incredible Reverse , this interesting reverse type refers to Elagabalus' health.

SamSep 15, 2018
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EB0708 Philip I / Eagle4 viewsPhilip I 244-249, Antioch, Syria, AE 26.
Obverse: AYTOK K M IOYΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.
Reverse: DHMARX EXOYCIAC YPATO D, eagle standing right, wings spread, head right, tail left, wreath in its beak.
References: BMC 518, Prieur 445.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 11.324g.
EBSep 15, 2018
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EB0707 Trajan Decius / Eagle4 viewsTrajan Decius 249-251, Tetradrachm of Antioch, Seleucis.
Obverse: AVTOK K ΓAI ME KVIN ΔEKKIOC CEB, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Reverse: ΔHMAPX EΞOYCIAC around, S C in exergue, Eagle with spread wings standing on palm branch, right, holding wreath in beak.
References: RPC 1609, Prieur 501 (9), McAlee 1105f.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 12.018g.
Early misspelling of Decius' name, ΔEKKIOC with two Ks instead of just one.
EBSep 15, 2018
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Nabatean Kingdom, Rabbel II & Gamilat, Meshorer 163-1643 viewsRabbel II, AD 70-106
Nabatean: Rab'el
AE 14, 2.27g, 13.89mm, 0°
Petra, AD 101/102
obv. joined busts of Rabbel II and his queen Gamilat
rev. 2 crossed cornucopias, within Nabatean legends in 2 lines:
[רבאל / [גמלת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
[RB'L] / GMLT
= [Rab'el] / Gamilat
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 163-164
about VF, legend incomplete
JochenSep 15, 2018
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Faustina I 4 viewsDiva Faustina Sr, AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 18mm, 3.08 grams.
DIVA-FAVSTINA, draped bust right
AETER-NITAS, Aeternitas, standing front, facing left, holding globe, veil billowing out around her head and behind her.
RIC 351, RSC 32, BMC 373
Paul R3Sep 15, 2018
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Samanta deva3 viewsPaul R3Sep 15, 2018
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Chahata Deva4 viewsPaul R3Sep 15, 2018
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hj6.28.06.5_21 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT K M AVP ]ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIAMAICA A(VΓ), laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEVK(OV) [MAPKIANOΠOΛ\\ITΩN, Serapis standing facing, head left, right hand raised, holding scepter in left hand. E in left field.
23 mm, 8.45 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.6.5
Charles MSep 15, 2018
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syd527b1 viewsElagabalus
Caesarea, Cappadocia


Obv: AV K M AVPHΛIOC ANTWNεIN, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: (…) KAI CA, Four grain ears on altar inscribed with εTΔ
23 mm, 7.24 gms

Sydenham 527b
Charles MSep 15, 2018
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ric3411 viewsElagabalus
AE As, Rome

Obv: [IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ADVENTVS AVGVSTI, S.C. in exergue, Elagabalus on horseback raising right hand and holding sceptre.
23 mm, 7.85 gms

RIC 341
Charles MSep 15, 2018
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varb1753var1 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKO, in left field PΩ, in right field N, Ares standing left holding shield.
19 mm, 3.40 gms

Varbanov 1753 variant (obverse legend)
Charles MSep 15, 2018
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1920 ALEXIUS METROPOLITAN TETARTERON S-1920 DOC 33 CLBC 2.4.1 Grierson 1042 4 views
OBV Bust of Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion holding gospels (open) in left hand.

REV Alexius bust facing wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and paneled loros of simplified type and holds in r. hand labarum-headed scepter and in l. hand Globus crucifer.

Metropolitan Issues were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% ( 3.84 is recorded by Hendy) and were also issued more than likely with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Metropolitan 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. This would make them a separate denomination. Metropolitan issues are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues. Grierson thought them to be for ceremonial use only, I disagree, it was a denomination used in the Capital

Size 19.56mm

Weight 3.8gm

DOC catalog lists 13 examples with weights ranging from 2.9 gm to 4.7 gm and size from 17mm to 21mm

CLBC Lists weights from 2.93 to 4.80gm. Die Diameter 16mm
SimonSep 15, 2018
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varb17882 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOP(ΩN), Nemesis standing left holding scales and scepter, wheel at her feet.
19 mm, 4.15 gms

Varbanov 1788
Charles MSep 14, 2018
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prieur272_43 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M A ANTWNεINOC CEB, laureate head right, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOB, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs.
27 mm, 11.82 gms

Prieur 272
Charles MSep 14, 2018
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hj6.28.10.043 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. I(OV)Λ. ANT. CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT →ΩN, Hermes standing left holding purse and caduceus. E in left field.
30 mm, 12.00 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.10.4
Charles MSep 14, 2018
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hj6.26.21.142 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIN-OΠOΛITΩN, Telesphorus standing facing
17 mm, 2.30 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.21.14
Charles MSep 14, 2018
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ANCIENT - SOUTH INDIAN - GOLD FANAM - 3 viewsWeight : 0.39 gm.
Diameter : 10 mm
_21.50
Antonivs ProttiSep 14, 2018
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1 viewsAntonivs ProttiSep 14, 2018
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ANCIENT INDIA. malwa mahmudshah i hazarat sadiabad mint billon tanka broad flan coin3 viewsWeight : 10.70 gm.
Diameter : 20 mm
_13.50
Antonivs ProttiSep 14, 2018
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1 viewsAntonivs ProttiSep 14, 2018
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INDIA, MARATHAS of THANJAVUR: Anonymous Gold fanam, c. 1678-1800. 3 viewsObverse Dagger, whose hilt has been made to look like a sun and moon
Reverse Two rows of pellets within a heart-shaped border, derived from the Vira Raya design, crescent above.
Date c. 1678-1800
Reference MNI 1312Weight : 0.48 gm.
Diameter : 07 mm
_27.00
Antonivs ProttiSep 14, 2018
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1 viewsAntonivs ProttiSep 14, 2018
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DELHI SULTAN - SIKANDER LODHI - ONE TANKA - RARE BILLON COIN 2 viewsWeight : 9.22 gm.
Diameter : 17 mm
_4.39
Antonivs ProttiSep 14, 2018
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1 viewsAntonivs ProttiSep 14, 2018
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Cr 335/1a AR Denarius C. Malleolus, A. Albinus Sp.f., and L. Caecilius Metellus4 views96 BCE Rome mint
o: L. METEL A. ALB. S. F Laureate head of Apollo to right
r: C. MALL / ROMA Roma seated left on pile of shields, holding spear and parazonium, being crowned by Victory standing behind
Crawford 335/1a
(19 mm, 3.72 g, 4 h)
PMahSep 14, 2018
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Cr 337/3 AR Denarius D. Silanus L.f.3 views91 BCE , Rome.
o: Helmeted head of Roma to right; behind R
r: D SILANVS L F / ROMA Victory in biga to right, holding reins in both hands; above, VI
Crawford 337/3. Sydenham 646
(19 mm, 3.51 g, 3 h)
Nice coin with a bit of stretched flan
PMahSep 14, 2018
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Cr 340/1 AR Denarius L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi5 views90 BCE Rome mint
o: Laureate head of Apollo to right; behind, inverted anchor; below chin, B
r: L PISO FRVGI Jockey riding galloping horse to right, holding palm branch; above, D; Below, star
Crawford 340/1; Calpurnia 11
(17 mm, 3.76 g, 12 h)
2 commentsPMahSep 14, 2018
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Cr 382/1a AR Denarius C. Naevius Balbus2 views79 BCE Denarius Serratus (18 mm, 3.65 g, 6 h), Rome.
o: S C Diademed head of Venus right; before, E
r: C.NAE.BALB Victory driving galloping triga right, holding reins
Crawford 382/1a. Sydenham 769
Much nicer in hand; toned.
PMahSep 14, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, T. Cloulius, AR Quinarius3 viewsRome. The Republic.
T. Cloulius, 98 BCE.
AR Quinarius (1.79g; 16mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter, facing right; O control mark below

Reverse: Victory crowning trophy with wreath; T·CLOVLI between; captive seated below and carnyx to left of trophy; Q in exergue.

References: Crawford 332/1b; Sydenham 586a; BMCRR 1103; Cloulia 2.

Provenance: Ex Boston Museum of Fine Arts Collection [Triton I (2-3 Dec 1997), Lot 2313 (part)], acquired before 1968.

The silver quinarius, a half-denarius denomination, was introduced as part of the denarius reform of the silver coinage circa 212 BCE. The early quinarius and its fraction-sibling, the sestertius, were discontinued just a few years after their initial introduction. However, the contemporaneous victoriatus, a coin produced on the drachm standard largely for trade with Greek communities, continued in production until about 170 BCE. By the close of the second century and later, many worn victoriati continued to circulate but were valued as quinarii because of wear and their debased fabric. Thus, when the Romans reissued the quinarius, they employed the victoriatus imagery of Jupiter/Victory crowning trophy. Indeed, these new quinarii were referred to as victoriati. The denomination was particularly popular in Gaul and often turns up in first century Gallic hoards. 

This quinarius was struck by T. Cloulius, a partisan of Marius. The carnyx near the trophy on the reverse refers to Marius’ victories over invading Gauls in 102-101 BCE. The coins may have been issued in connection with Marius giving colonial lands to the veterans of these Gallic victories. No obverse control mark has more than one die. The reverse exergual letter Q likely refers to the moneyer's office of quaestor rather than a denominational mark.

The coin was formerly part of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts collection. In 1997, the MFA deaccessioned a group of 890 coins which had been acquired by the MFA between 1872 and 1968. 
1 commentsCarausiusSep 13, 2018
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Otho (69 A.D.)23 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: ΑΥΤΟΚ ΜΑΡΚ ΟΘΩΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒ, laureate head right; L A (date) to right.
R:ΡΩΜΗ, helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma right, holding shield and spear.
13.4g
23mm
 Dattari (Savio) 330; K&G 18.9; RPC I 5362; Emmett 186.1

Pending Wildwinds Publishing
1 commentsMatSep 13, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.22.02 cf.1 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 18, 2.49g, 17.76mm, 15°
obv. M AV K - ANTWNIN
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC I
Snake with fish tail, in several knots erected, head l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. cf. No. 8.18.22.2 (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.14.14 (same die)
F+, dark green patina

JochenSep 13, 2018
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Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ Dupondius Lugdunum (Lyon) mint.4 views Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ Dupondius (28mm, 12.53 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 71.
IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III Radiate bust right; globe at point of neck / VICTORIA NAVALIS, Victory standing right on prow, holding palm frond and wreath. RIC II 1159 (R2); Lyon 42. VF, green and brown patina.
Purchased From APMEX
Commemorating the naval battle at the Sea of Galilee during the Jewish War.
Rare Type
BritanikusSep 13, 2018
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Domitian AD 81-96 Orichalcum Dupondius6 viewsDomitian AD 81-96 Orichalcum Dupondius struck AD 82
IMP D CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII , Radiate head right
ROMA ,Roma seated left on cuirass with wreath and parazonium

Eastern Mint (Thrace)

Purchased from Emerald-Imports 08.23.2018

RIC 0839 BMCRE 0518 RPC 0532
BritanikusSep 13, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.091 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.33g, 17.27mm, 195°
obv. AVT KAI - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPO - PROC ICCT(sic!)
Tyche in long garment, stg. frontal, looking l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1244 (1 ex., Löbbecke)
b) Varbanov 2157 (cites AMNG 1244)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.38.9
F+, brown patina
JochenSep 13, 2018
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC2 viewsSilver Drachm; Miletos, 325-323 BC. Struck under Philoxenos..
4,05 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field.
Price 2090.
_3545
Antonivs ProttiSep 13, 2018
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC2 viewsSilver Drachm; Miletos, 325-323 BC. Struck under Philoxenos..
4,05 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field.
Price 2090.
_3545
Antonivs ProttiSep 13, 2018
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Antigonos I Monopthalmos3 viewsAs Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Silver Drachm. In the name and types of Alexander III. Lampsakos mint.
18 mm. 3,96 g.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, A-in-wreath above B, monogram below throne.
Price 1979.
_61.39
Antonivs ProttiSep 13, 2018
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Antigonos I Monopthalmos2 viewsAs Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Silver Drachm. In the name and types of Alexander III. Lampsakos mint.
18 mm. 3,96 g.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, A-in-wreath above B, monogram below throne.
Price 1979.
_61.39
Antonivs ProttiSep 13, 2018
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC3 viewsSilver Drachm; Lampsakos. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos, circa 328/5-323 BC.
4,20 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; Δ below throne.
Price 1356; ADM II Series V.
_62.68
Antonivs ProttiSep 13, 2018
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC2 viewsSilver Drachm; Lampsakos. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos, circa 328/5-323 BC.
4,20 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; Δ below throne.
Price 1356; ADM II Series V.
_62.68
Antonivs ProttiSep 13, 2018
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC2 viewsSilver Drachm; Kolophon or Abydos, circa 322-319 BC.
4,19 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, dolphin upwards; in right, lyre.
__62.68
Antonivs ProttiSep 13, 2018
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC4 viewsSilver Drachm; Kolophon or Abydos, circa 322-319 BC.
4,19 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, dolphin upwards; in right, lyre.
__62.68
Antonivs ProttiSep 13, 2018
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ALEXANDER III THE GREATm 323-319 BC.2 viewsSilver Drachm; Magnesia mint.
3,97 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ.
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, bee right; spearhead in outer right field.
Price 1936.
_42.43
Antonivs ProttiSep 13, 2018
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT, 323-319 BC.2 viewsSilver Drachm; Magnesia mint.
3,97 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ.
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, bee right; spearhead in outer right field.
Price 1936.
_42.43
Antonivs ProttiSep 13, 2018
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Domitian & Domitia AE34 of Mopsus, Cilicia. Year 1621 viewsDomitian & Domitia AE34 of Mopsus, Cilicia. Year 162, 94-95 AD. AVTOKΡATΩΡ KAIΣAΡ ΔOMITIANOΣ ΓEΡM, laureate head of Domitian right / ΔOMITIA ΣEBAΣTH MOΨEATΩN ETO BXΡ, draped bust of Domitia right. SGI 900.

RARE NGC - VG
BritanikusSep 13, 2018
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Domitian AE Sestertius. 86 AD.7 viewsDomitian AE Sestertius. 86 AD. 24.28 gr, 36 mm.

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, laureate head right with aegis.
Rev: IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and sceptre.
1 commentsBritanikusSep 13, 2018
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Domitian Denarius. 90 AD.2 viewsDomitian Denarius. 90 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIIII, laureate head right / IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on capital of rostral column, holding spear and shield, owl at feet. RSC 262. RIC 690
3.00g.
BritanikusSep 13, 2018
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Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ Dupondius 6 viewsDomitian. AD 81-96. Æ Dupondius (28mm, 11.64 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 86. Radiate bust right, wearing aegis / Annona seated right, holding on lap by two ends a bag full of grain ears; before her stands a small figure left, also holding two ends of bag; in background to right, ship’s stern left. RIC II 290a

Purchased from Littleton Coin Company Rare
BritanikusSep 13, 2018
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Vespasian Denarius RIC-777 4 viewsAR Denarius,
Rome mint, 75 AD
RIC 777 (C2). BMC 166. RSC 368.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: PON MA-X TR P COS VI; Victory, draped, standing l. on prow, holding wreath extended in r. hand and palm upright in l.
Acquired from GcmCoins, 08.26.2018
NGC Grade - VF

The Victory on prow is a reference to a naval victory at Sea of Galilee in 67 during the Jewish War.

BritanikusSep 13, 2018
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Vespasian Denarius Mars RIC-9387 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome Mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 938 (C). BMC 202. RSC 126.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev: COS VIII; Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak, fastened with belt (?) round waist, standing l., holding spear slanting upwards l. in r. hand and trophy on l. shoulder in l.

The scarcer left facing obverse bust of the 'Mars triumphant' type.

A nice denarius,old cabinet patina, with a good portrait.

Ex Carpel INC, 09.05.2018
BritanikusSep 13, 2018
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 17th cent., 4 Kreuzer, Raven, Cross5 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
4 Kreuzer or Stäbler
after 1498
Obv.: ​+MO·FRIBVRG·In·BR[ISGA], Head of raven
Rev.: GLOR - IA·In - EXCE - LS·D, cross
Ag, 1.27g, 20mm
Ref.: Berstett - (comp. 242).
Ex Collection Horn
Ex Künker
shanxiSep 12, 2018
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RIC 4b, p.050, 263 - Julia Maesa, Pietas7 viewsJulia Maesa
AR Denar
Obv.: IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right.
Rev. PIETAS AVG; Pietas standing facing, head left, dropping incense onto lighted altar at her feet to left, and holding box of perfumes.
Ag, 2.87g, 21mm
Ref.: RIC 263; BMC 73-4; RSC 29, CRE 487 [S]
Ex Leu Numismatik
Ex Numismatik Lanz
shanxiSep 12, 2018
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EB0706 Domitian / Temple of Aphrodite5 viewsDomitian, AE 29.
Obverse: [AUT KAISA]R DOMIT[IANOS SEB], Laureate head right.
Reverse: KOINON [ΚΥΠΡ? MAKEΔONΩN?], Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, [ΕΤΟΥC] H date in legend.
References: -.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 12.377g.

EBSep 12, 2018
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EB0705 Vespasian / Temple of Aphrodite3 viewsVespasian 69-79, Koinon of Cyprus, AE 27, RY 8? (AD 75/6).
Obverse: OYЄCΠACIANOC CЄBACTOC, Laureate head right.
Reverse: ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΚΥΠΡ - ΙΩΝ, Temple of Aphrodite at Paphos, within which is conical xoanon between stars; candelabrum on each side of building; paved semicircular courtyard in foreground; [ΕΤΟΥC H?] date in legend.
References: Cf. RPC II 1821, cf. SNG Copenhagen 75.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 13.011g.
EBSep 12, 2018
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EB0704 Philip I / Standards3 viewsPhilip I 244-249, Antioch, Pisidia, AE 26.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVSΛ, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ANTIO CHICO LON, two standards either side of Vexillum with S R on either side of it, all surmounted by eagles.
References: Cf. SNG Cop 76.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 10.536g.
EBSep 12, 2018
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Vespasian-RIC-116043 viewsÆ Dupondius, 11.14g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1160 (R2). BMC 809.
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r.
Rev: VICTORIA NAVALIS; S C in field; Victory stg. r. on prow, with wreath and palm
Acquired from Victor's Imperial Coins, September 2018.

The Victory on prow type is traditionally attributed to the naval victory Vespasian won on Lake Gennesaret (Sea of Galilee) during the Jewish War. By any definition it is a most bizarre 'naval' battle indeed. Near the close of the Galilean campaign, Vespasian and Titus marched to Lake Gennesaret in order to secure the cities along its coastline. Tiberias fell without much resistance, but the neighbouring city of Taricheae was a tougher nut to crack. Home to many of the Jewish rebels who had fled Tiberias, they put up a small fight on the plain outside the city and were quickly defeated by Titus' troops who then stormed the city and began slaughtering the inhabitants. Many of the rebels took flight to waiting boats they had previously commandeered on the lake. These were likely local fishing or ferry vessels not intended for use in war. Vespasian ordered the legionaries to construct large rafts in order to pursue the rebel's makeshift flotilla. With the coastline guarded by Roman horsemen the legionaries launched their rafts and sailed out in a large line toward the enemy. The Jewish boats were no match for the heavily armoured Roman rafts. The legionaries easily picked off the Jewish rebels who had no means of escape. The slaughter was intense, so much so that Josephus claims 6,500 Jews were killed. Several years later during Vespasian and Titus' Jewish War Triumph in Rome, ships were displayed to commemorate the battle. Were the Victoria Navalis coins struck with the same event in mind? As unlikely as it seems, the impromptu 'naval' battle at Lake Gennesaret is the best candidate for Vespasian striking this Actium-lite reverse type. The connection to Augustus would not have been lost on his contemporaries. Flavian propaganda at its most exaggerated.

This Victoria Navalis dupondius struck at Lugdunum (Lyon) is much rarer than the Rome mint variants, which are more commonly seen on the As issues. The 'severe' portrait along with the globe at the base of the neck help to distinguish them from their Rome mint counterparts.
4 commentsDavid AthertonSep 12, 2018
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hhj8.26.20.052 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON;, Asklepios in himation, standing frontal, head left, serpent entwined staff in hand, right arm draped with hand on hip.
24 mm, 10.48 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.20.5
Charles MSep 12, 2018
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varb1784var1 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEIT(ΩN) (NE)ΩKO, in left field PΩ, in right field N, Concordia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.
17 mm, 3.70 gms

Varbanov 1784 variant (arrangement of lettering on reverse)
Charles MSep 12, 2018
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hj6.26.08.03var2 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT M AVPHΛ ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, cluster of grapes, stem slanted to left
16 mm, 2.75 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.8.3 variant (obverse legend)
Charles MSep 12, 2018
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hj6.26.35.092 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANTCEΛ-EVKOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛIT(ΩN), Nemesis standing left, holding scales and cornucopia, wheel at her feet.
25 mm, 11.94 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.9
Charles MSep 12, 2018
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Nabataea, Rabbel II with Gamilat, AR Sela 3.4g, (76 AD), Year 62 viewsAncient Greek, Nabataea, Rabbel II with Gamilat, AR Sela 3.4g, (76 AD), Year 6

Obverse: RBAL MLK NBTW SLT 6, Laureate, diademed, and draped bust of Rabbel II right.

Reverse: GMLT AHTH MLKT NBTW, Veiled and draped bust of Gamilat right.

Reference:

Viewable with Everson Mono and Unifont

Obverse legend: 𐢛𐢃𐢁𐢑𐢓𐢑𐢎𐢕𐢃𐢞𐢈𐢝𐢑𐢞𐢬𐢧 ← - RBAL MLK NBTW SLT 6

Reverse Legend: 𐢄𐢓𐢑𐢞𐢁𐢊𐢞𐢆𐢓𐢑𐢏𐢞𐢕𐢃𐢞𐢈 ← GMLT AHTH MLKT NBTW
Gil-galadSep 12, 2018
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hj6.28.21.041 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate head of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ IOVΛ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT →ΩN, Hygeia standing right, feeding snake from patera. E in left field.
27 mm, 12.75 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.21.4
Charles MSep 12, 2018
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CRUSADER STATES . County of Edessa. Richard of Salerno, (1104-1108) . Æ Follis6 viewsCRUSADER STATES . County of Edessa. Richard of Salerno, (1104-1108) . Æ Follis
26 mm, 6.81g . Heavy issue .
Obverse inscription in Armenian or Georgian . Chrismon
Reverse : Cross . B - Λ - Δ - N .
Usual flan edge split .Trace of an undertype (Porteous, NC 1975 Class 1 ; CCS 1 , Baldwin I or Baldwin II )
CCS 3 ; Porteous, NC 1975 - 10 ; Slocum 4-5 .
Ex Lanz .
Very rare .
Vladislav DSep 12, 2018
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Justin I Half Follis (518-527 AD)2 viewsByzantine Empire, Justin I Half Follis (518-527 AD), Constantinople mint.

Obverse: DN IVSTI-NVS PP AVG, Pearl diademmed, cruirassed bust right.

Reverse: Large K, long cross left, star above, Γ right, star below.

Reference: Sommer 4.23.2, SB 69, DOC 15

Ex: Bryan Aaker.
Gil-galadSep 11, 2018
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1933 ALEXIUS TETARTERON S-1933 DOC43 CLBC 2.4.9 6 views
OBV Full Length figure of Christ bearded and nimbate wearing tunic and kolobion; holds Gospels in l. hand.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and wearing jeweled loros of simplified type; holds in r hand labarum on long shaft and in l. gl.cr.

Size 21.94

Weight 3.6

This coin and S-1934 I believe were minted in Cyprus, these coins were once very rare but recently they have been hitting the market much more frequently. Most of these offerings are coming from Cyprus dealers.

This coin has a beautiful deep green Patina that hinders its photo. One of my nicest examples.

DOC Lists 1 example not in their collection. Weight 2.44gm and size 18mm
1 commentsSimonSep 11, 2018
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Septimius Severus Denarius (197-198 AD)1 viewsRoman Imperial, Septimius Severus Denarius. (197-198 AD)

Obverse: L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP III, Laureate head right.

Reverse: PACI AVGVSTI, Pax seated left, holding branch in left hand, cornucopiae in left.

Reference: RSC 359, RIC 37, RSC 359, BMC 70, Sear RCV 6320

Ex: Bryan Aaker
Gil-galadSep 11, 2018
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Constantius II as Caesar (330-334 AD), Antioch mint1 viewsRoman Imperial, Constantius II as Caesar (330-334 AD), Antioch mint

Obverse: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.

Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, Campgate, two turrets, one star above, seven layers, dot in doorway. Mintmark: SMANTΔ

Reference: RIC VII Antioch 74

Ex: Bryan Aaker
Gil-galadSep 11, 2018
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Claudius II (268 - 270 A.D.)12 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: AVT K KLA-VDIOC CEB, laureate cuirassed bust right.
R: Bust of Hermanubis right, wearing modius, lotus blossom to right, LB ( Year 2 = 268/269 A.D.) to left.
20mm
7g
Milne 4239 Curtis 1701, Koln 3037
1 commentsMatSep 11, 2018
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Theodosius I (388-392 AD) AE4, Cyzicus mint1 viewsRoman Imperial, Theodosius I (388-392 AD) AE4, Cyzicus mint

Obverse: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, dragging captive. Chi-Rho left field. Mintmark: SMKA

Reference: RIC IX Cyzicus 26b/30a

Ex: Bryan Aaker
Gil-galadSep 11, 2018
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EB0703 Septimius Severus / Fortuna2 viewsSeptimius Severus, Antioch, Pisidia, AE 23.
Obverse: [SEP SEV?] PERT AVG IMP, radiate head right.
Reverse: ANTIOCH FORTVNA [COLONIAE], Fortuna standing left, holding branch and cornucopiae.
References: Cf. SNG Fr 1115-1120.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 5.203g.
EBSep 11, 2018
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EB0699 Trajan / Wreath4 viewsTrajan 98-117, CAESAREA CAPPADOCIA, AE 23.
Obverse: AVTOKP KAIC NEP TΡAIANOC CEB ΓEΡM, laureate head right.
Reverse: ΔHMAΡX / ƐX YΠAT B, two lines in wreath.
References: BMC 100-6; Syd 229.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 6.425g.
EBSep 11, 2018
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EB0698 Commodus / Mount Argaios1 viewsCommodus, CAESAREA CAPPADOCIA, AE 29.
Obverse: [Α Κ Μ ΑV ΚΟΜΟΔΟС ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС] Laureate head of Commodus right.
Reverse: [ΜΗΤΡΟΠ(ΟΛ) ΚΑΙСΑΡƐ(ΙΑ) ƐΤ ΓΙ (ƐΤ on altar)], altar surmounted by sacred image of Mount Argaios.
References: SYD-Malloy 383, S Suppl. 378b, BMC 218, Cop 255.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 13.47g.
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EB0697 Trajan Decius / Standards1 viewsTrajan Decius 249-251, Antioch, Pisidia, AE 24.
Obverse: IMP CAES TRAIAN DECIVS AV, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Decius right.
Reverse: ANTIOCHI COL C, Legionary Eagle between two standards; SR in exergue.
References: RPC IX 1258/60; Krzyzanowksa II/1, II/8.
Diameter: 24.5mm, Weight: 8.159g.
EBSep 11, 2018
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EB0694 Gallienus / Prize Urn6 viewsGallienus 253-268, Ephesos, Ionia, AE 25.
Obverse: AYT K ΠO ΛIKI ΓAΛΛIHNOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
Reverse: EΦECIΩN Δ NEΩKO,PΩN (last three letters in exergue), Agnostic prize urn with two palms, EΦ[??]IA across middle.
References: -.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 6.759g.
EBSep 11, 2018
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EB0693 Claudius & Agrippina Jr / Stag2 viewsClaudius & Agrippina Junior, Ephesos, Ionia, AE 20, 41-54 AD.
Obverse: Busts of Claudius & Agrippina jugate, facing right.
Reverse: Stag standing right; KOYΣI/NIOΣ above and EΦE below. TO - Δ across field.
References: RPC I 2624; SNG Copenhagen 373; BMC 205 pg. 73; Weber 5872.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 6.572g.
EBSep 11, 2018
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hhj8.26.35.121 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN (ΠP)OC IC, in left field TP, in right field ON, Nemesis standing left holding scales in right hand and cubit in left.
26 mm, 13.18 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.35.12
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: PONTIF MAX TR P, Roma seated left holding Victory and scepter, shield at side.
18 mm, 2.48 gms

RSC 224, RIC 7
Charles MSep 11, 2018
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hj6.26.09.012 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Nike standing left holding wreath and palm.
27 mm, 10.46 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.09.1
Charles MSep 11, 2018
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EB0692 Gallus / Horse1 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, 251-253, AE21 of Alexandria Troas.
Obverse: IMP C VIBI TREB [GALLVS AVG]
Reverse: COL AVGO TRO[A], Horse grazing right.
References: Cf. Bellinger A405.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 5.817g.
EBSep 11, 2018
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EB0691 Severus Alexander / Horse1 viewsSeverus Alexander 222-235, AE23 of Alexandria Troas.
Obverse: M AVR SEVERVS ALEXANDER, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: COL ALEX AVG, horse grazing right.
References: SNG Cop 165v.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 7.976g.
EBSep 11, 2018
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EB0690 Tyche / Eagle0 viewsTroas, Alexandria, AE 22, (Time of Gallienus? AD 253-268).
Obverse: CO [ALE]X TRO, Draped bust of Tyche of Alexandria Troas right, wearing mural crown; vexillum to left.
Reverse: COL AV[G] TROA[D?], Eagle standing facing on forepart of bull, head right, wings spread.
References: Cf. Weber 5294; SNG Tübingen 2535; Bellinger P. 150, 493var; SNG Copenhagen 20, 116var.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 5.318g
EBSep 11, 2018
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EB0689 Maximinus I / Nike1 viewsMaximinus 235-238, Thessalonica, Macedon, AE 26.
Obverse: AV K Γ IOV OVH MAΞIM[EINOC], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ΘECCAΛONЄIKEΩN, Nike advancing left, carrying Kabieros and palm branch.
References: Moushmov 6786.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 12.012g.
EBSep 11, 2018
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Seleucid - Seleucus I Nikator (312-281 BCE)1 viewsMetal/Size: AR25; Weight: 16.8 grams; Denomination: Tetradrachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 311-295 BCE; Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress. Reverse: Zeus Aetophoros seated left holding eagle and scepter; monogram over anchor in left field = ALEXANDROY (In the name of Alexander III); Reference: Price #3945?museumguySep 11, 2018
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Victoriatus Cr. 44/18 viewsDenomination: Victoriatus
Metal: AR
Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter. Border of dots.
Reverse: Victory holding Wreath over military trophy. ROMA in Exergue.
Weight: 3.23 gm
Reference: Crawford 44/1
Provenance: CNG. Obtained from Victor England, March, 2017

Comments: Realistic portrait of Jupiter. Rather unusual raised band around the base column.
1 commentsSteve B5Sep 10, 2018
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Parthia - Unknown King (80-70 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AR20; Weight: 3.1 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Rhagae; Date: 80-70 BCE; Obverse: Obv: short-bearded bust left wearing diadem, three rows of hair covering ear; single-pellet-ended torque; circular border of pellets. Reverse: Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne; empty cloak sleeve ends in pellet reaching well below seat level, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ; References: Sellwood 30.16; Shore #134.museumguySep 10, 2018
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Victoriatus of Luceria with hair in ringlets11 viewsDenomination: Victoriatus
Metal: AR
Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter. Bead and reel border.
Reverse: Victory holding Wreath over military trophy. ROMA in Exergue. Archaic L in field between Victory and trophy
Weight: 3.13 gm
Reference: Crawford 97/1b
Provenance: CNG private purchase from Victor England, August 2, 2017

Comments: Near FDC
2 commentsSteve B5Sep 10, 2018
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Parthia - Vologases III (105-147 AD)0 viewsMetal/Size: AR19; Weight: 3.58 grams; Denomination: Drachm; Mint: Ecbatana; Date: 105-147 AD; Obverse: Portrait of king left wearing diadem with three ribbons hanging above a knot. King sports long beard and three rows of hair; earring in left ear; wears pectoral, border of dots. Reverse: King Arsaces seated with bow facing right. Legend could be: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΟΛΑΓΑΣΟΥ ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟΣ ("Of the King of Kings, Arsaces, Vologases the Just, the Noble, the Greek-Loving"). References: Sellwood 78.7. museumguySep 10, 2018
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Victoriatus of Luceria - Archaic L-T monogram4 viewsDenomination: Victoriatus
Metal: AR
Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter. In border of dots.
Reverse: Victory holding Wreath over military trophy. ROMA in Exergue. L-T monogram in field between Victory and trophy
Weight: 3.43 gm
Reference: Crawford 98a/1b
Provenance: CNG private purchase from Victor England, August 2, 2017

Comments: Unusual obverse style for this issue. Reverse slightly off center, otherwise EF.

1 commentsSteve B5Sep 10, 2018
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Victoriatus Cr. 70/1 (Anonymous)4 viewsDenomination: Victoriatus
Metal: AR
Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter. In border of dots.
Reverse: Victory holding Wreath over military trophy. Trophy with skirt and base. ROMA in Exergue.
Weight: 3.3 gm
Reference: Crawford 70/1
Provenance: Kevin Thomas via Ebay, ex. Ken Dorney

Comments: Obverse of good style. Large head with abundant hair with three short curls at back of the neck. Reverse slightly off-center, otherwise lusterous and GEF.
Steve B5Sep 10, 2018
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Victoriatus of Luceria with scraggly hair9 viewsDenomination: Victoriatus
Metal: AR
Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter. Bead and reel border.
Reverse: Victory holding Wreath over military trophy. ROMA in Exergue. Archaic "L" in field between Victory and trophy
Weight: 3.01 gm
Reference: Crawford 98/1a
Provenance: CNG, private purchase from Victor England, Aug 11, 2016

Comments: Struck with new dies both obverse and reverse with reflective fields. Slightly ragged flan and minor weakness in Victory’s head. Otherwise FDC.
2 commentsSteve B5Sep 10, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 142-141 B.C1 viewsAE 13.41mm (Thickness 2.05mm), weight 2.00g, die axis = 1h (30 degrees), denomination D (Hemichalkous).

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

Reverse: Aphlaston (Aplustre), Phoenician letters nun (N) & aleph (´) in left field, Aradian era date 118 right.
AradosSep 10, 2018
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P M TR P COS II P P1 viewscasqué et radiéPYLSep 10, 2018
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VICTORIAE AVG2 views14,27g
IMP C POSTVMVS PIVS F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
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1er Emission - 1er Phase - (mi 260) - Trèves - VICTORIA AVG0 viewsIMP C M CASS LAT POSTIMVS P F AVG
VICTORIA AVG
variante une seule aile de visible
PYLSep 10, 2018
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Gallien - GERMANICVS MAX V1 viewsGALLIENVS . P . F . AVG
GERMANICVS MAX V
Un trophée avec deux captifs attachés dans l'attitude de la tristesse
variante : mains liées par devant
PYLSep 10, 2018
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Valérien Ier - GALLIENVS CVM EXER SVO0 viewsIMP VALERIANVS PIVS AVG
GALLIENVS CVM EXER SVO
IOVI VICTORI
PYLSep 10, 2018
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EB0688 Otacilia Severa5 viewsOtacilia Severa (Augusta, 244-249), Pella, Macedon, AE 23.
Obverse: M·OTAC·S-EVERAE A, Diademed and draped bust right.
Reverse: COL IVL A-VS PЄLLA, City goddess seated left, drawing drapery from shoulder.
References: Varbanov 3764 and Moushmov 6494 are the same type but with OTACIL instead of OTAC.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 9.489g.
EBSep 10, 2018
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EB0686 Tiberius / Nero and Drusus1 viewsTiberius, 14-37, Spain, Carthago Nova, AE 27.
Obverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AVGVSTI F AVGVSTVS P M, bare head of Tiberius left.
Reverse: NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES QVINQ C V I N C, confronting heads of Nero & Drusus.
References: RPC 179, Sear'88 #586, SGI 335, RPC 179, SNGCop 500.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 19.47g.
EBSep 10, 2018
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ANCIENT INDIA - GADHAYA DYNASTY - KINGS PORTRAIT - SILVER 3 viewsWeight : 4.18 gm.
Diameter : 16 mm
_8.50
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ANCIENT - SOUTH INDIAN - GOLD FANAM - 2 viewsWeight : 0.40 gm.
Diameter : 06 mm
_28.00
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SINDH SULTAN - DIRHAM - RARE SMALL - SILVER 1 viewsWeight : 0.64 gm.
Diameter : 10 mm
_4.25
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DELHI SULTAN - TUGHLOUQUE SHAH - JITAL - 2 viewsWeight : 3.46 gm.
Diameter : 15 mm
_3.00
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ANCIENT INDIA - GADHAYA DYNASTY - KINGS PORTRAIT - SILVER 2 viewsWeight : 4.03 gm.
Diameter : 17 mm
_7.50
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0 viewsAntonivs ProttiSep 10, 2018
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SINDH SULTAN - DIRHAM - RARE SMALL - SILVER COIN1 viewsWeight : 0.64 gm.
Diameter : 11 mm
_8.00
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ANCIENT INDIA - DELHI SULTAN - MOHD.SHAH - JITAL - 2 viewsWeight : 3.62 gm.
Diameter : 15 mm
_3.00
Antonivs ProttiSep 10, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, T. Cloulius, AR Quinarius6 viewsRome. The Republic.
T. Cloulius, 98 BCE.
AR Quinarius (1.94g; 17mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter, facing right; D control mark below

Reverse: Victory crowning trophy with wreath; T·CLOVLI between; captive seated below and carnyx to left of trophy; Q in exergue.

References: Crawford 332/1b; Sydenham 586a; BMCRR 1103; Cloulia 2.

The silver quinarius, a half-denarius denomination, was introduced as part of the denarius reform of the silver coinage circa 212 BCE. The early quinarius and its fraction-sibling, the sestertius, were discontinued just a few years after their initial introduction. However, the contemporaneous victoriatus, a coin produced on the drachm standard largely for trade with Greek communities, continued in production until about 170 BCE. By the close of the second century and later, many worn victoriati continued to circulate but were valued as quinarii because of wear and their debased fabric. Thus, when the Romans reissued the quinarius, they employed the victoriatus imagery of Jupiter/Victory crowning trophy. Indeed, these new quinarii were referred to as victoriati. The denomination was particularly popular in Gaul and often turns up in first century Gallic hoards.

This quinarius was struck by T. Cloulius, a partisan of Marius. The carnyx near the trophy on the reverse refers to Marius’ victories over invading Gauls in 102-101 BCE. The coins may have been issued in connection with Marius giving colonial lands to the veterans of these Gallic victories. No obverse control mark has more than one die. The reverse exergual letter Q likely refers to the moneyer's office of quaestor rather than a denominational mark.
1 commentsCarausiusSep 10, 2018
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ [NOBIOV POVΦO]V NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPO, Eagle facing, head right with wreath in beak.
25 mm, 7.67 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.1.20
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: P. M. TR. P. IIII COS III P. P., Victory flying left, diadem in both hands, shields to sides, star to left.
19 mm, 2.70 gms

RSC 195, RIC 45
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AR Antoninianus

Obv: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: P M TR P II COS II P P, Roma seated left, holding victory and scepter, shield on ground by her side.
22 mm, 4.99 gms

RSC 140, RIC 14
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Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M A ANTWNεINOC CEB, laureate head right, draped and cuirassed, seen from front.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOB, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs.
25 mm, 13.69 gms

Prieur 251
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Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M A ANTWNεINOC CEB, laureate head right, draped and cuirassed, seen from front.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOB, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs. Dotted wings.
25 mm, 12.59 gms

Prieur 264
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Domitian Denarius, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D10 viewsDomitian denarius Rome mint, as Caesar, 79A.D.
Obverse CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS VI, laureate head right; reverse PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS (the first of youths), Salus standing left, legs crossed, leaning against column, feeding snake from patera; from the Lucas Harsh Collection
3.120 g, diameter 18.3 mm

Ex Forum Ancient Coins RS86168 09.09.2018
1 commentsBritanikusSep 09, 2018
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Domitian as Caesar AR Denarius Rome Mint Under Titus 80-81 AD9 viewsDomitian as Caesar AR Denarius Rome Mint Under Titus
80-81 AD
Obverse: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII Laureate head of Domitian right

Reverse: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS Altar garlanded and lighted, horns left and right RIC 266

Size: 18mm, 3.29g

Ex Romae Aeternae Numismatics 09.09.2018
1 commentsBritanikusSep 09, 2018
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Parthia - Gotarzes II (44-51 AD)3 viewsMetal/Size: AR 25.66; Weight: 14.6 grams; Denomination: Tetradrachm; Mint: Seleucia-on-the-Tigris; Date:49-50 AD; Obverse: Bare-headed bust left with four strand diadem, loop and three ribbons; medium-long hair in four rows of circular curls, lock on temple, mustache, long beard, four-turn necklace, cuirass/tunic with star on chest; Reverse: King, right, on throne, facing goddess w/cornucopia and receiving diadem; year XT (49 AD) between the heads; exergual line; 6-lines of legend visible: (BACIΛEΩC) (BA)CIΛEΩ(N) (A)PCAKO(Y) EVEPΓETO(Y) ΔIKAKOY(to be read from the inside) APTEMIC(IOY) EΠIΦΛNO(YC) (ΦIΛEΛΛHNOC); date: March/April 49 AD; References: Sellwood #65.20; Shore #361.1 commentsmuseumguySep 09, 2018
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Vespasian / Pax Ephesus Mint15 viewsVespasian AR Denarius, 3.33g, Ephesus Mint, 71 AD
O: Laureate head right, IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P
R: Turreted and draped female bust right; PACI ORB TERR AVG [EPHE below]
- RIC 1433 (C). BMC 459. RSC 293. RPC 835 (14 spec.).
Minted to celebrate the Flavian Pax Romana. I was able to confirm the attribution with matching dies.
3 commentsNemonaterSep 09, 2018
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2157 Anonymous2 (Magn.) AE Tetarteron – SBCV-2157 DOC IV 9 Type G 3 viewsOBV Radiate, floriated, cross

REV Three-Quarter-length figure of St. Theodore, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic, breastplate, and Saigon Holds in r. hand sword resting over shoulder in l. shield

( This coin is lacking an inscription for St Theodore, should be appearing in two columnar groups.)

Size 20mm

weight 2.9gm

DOC lists 3 examples weighing between 2.07gm to 2.60gm and sizes 20 to 22m
SimonSep 09, 2018
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EB0685 Tiberius / Galley0 viewsTiberius, 14-37, Æ 27, SPAIN, Saguntum.
Obverse: Bare head right.
Reverse: Galley sailing right; d/m: D D in rectangular incuse (Decreto decuriones, to revalidate coin).
References: RPC I 202, Heiss PL. 28 #20, for c/m: Howgego -.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 11.595g.
EBSep 09, 2018
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EB0684 Augustus / Temple3 viewsAugustus, Æ Semis, Tarraconensis (Spain), Minted at Ilici, after 12 BC.
Obverse: AVGVSTVS DIVI·F, Laureate head right.
Reverse: Q.PAPIR.CAR.Q.TER.MONT.II.VIR.Q., Hexastyle temple with IVNONI inscribed on the entablature, C I IL A among the columns of the temple.
References: RPC I 192, Heiss PL. 37 #1 Illia.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 5.765g.
EBSep 09, 2018
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EB0683 Vespasian / Nike4 viewsVespasian, 69-79, AR Hemidrachm of Caesarea, Cappadocia.
Obverse: AVTOKP KAICAΡ OVECΠACIANOC CEBA, laureate head right.
Reverse: Nike walking right holding wreath and palm.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 1.38g
References: Syd 94, Metcalf 17, RPC II 1659, SGI 735.
1 commentsEBSep 09, 2018
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa465-450 BC 17.22g 28mm 11h.The Randazzo Hoard 1980 and Sicillian Chronology in the Early Fifth Century B.C. 41 this coin.3 viewsCharioteer in quadriga moving slowly left,behind free standing Ionic column,probably marking the turning point of the race,in exergue sea monster {ketos}.Rev forepart of bearded man-headed bull right,Nike flying right crowning Gelas {off flan}.
NGC 4625018-016 AU 3-4
Grant HSep 09, 2018
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RIC 2, p.387, 401b - Sabina, Juno standing2 viewsSabina
AR Denarius, AD 128-136
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, Diademed and draped bust left.
Rev: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
Ag, 3.5g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC 401b [S], CRE 56 [R]
shanxiSep 09, 2018
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1876 "H" VICTORIA BRONZE "BUN HEAD" PENNY1 viewsObv: VICTORIA D:G: BRITT:REG:FID:DEF: "Bun head" bust of Queen Victoria with elderly features facing left.
Rev: ONE PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; in left background, a lighthouse and in right background, a ship; 1876, small H below, in exergue.
SPINK: 3955

Victoria's "bun head" portrait was designed by Leonard Charles Wyon (1826 - 1891), he was the eldest son of William Wyon, who had previously designed the "young head" portrait of the Queen. The letters L C WYON are incuse amongst the ornamentation of the Queen's dress.

On 1st April 1850 the auction was announced of equipment from the defunct Soho Mint, created by Matthew Boulton around 1788. At the auction, on 29th April, Ralph Heaton II bought Boulton's four steam-powered screw presses and six planchet presses for making blanks from strip metal. These were installed at Heaton's Bath Street works, and his Birmingham Mint began to strike trade tokens for use in Australia. In 1851 copper planchets were made for the Royal Mint to make into pennies, halfpennies, farthings, half-farthings and quarter-farthings.
In 1853 the Royal Mint was overwhelmed with producing silver and gold coins and so Ralph Heaton and Sons won their first contract to strike finished coins for Britain, these coins had no mintmark to identify them as from Birmingham.
In 1860 the firm bought a 1-acre plot on Icknield Street and constructed a three storey red brick factory. Completed in 1862 and employing 300 staff, it was at this time the largest private mint in the world.
From 1874 the Birmingham Mint began striking bronze pennies, halfpennies and farthings for the Royal Mint. This time though, the Birmingham Mint issues are distinguished by an H (for Heaton) mintmark below the date on the reverse. Victorian British coins bearing the H mintmark were produced in 1874, 1875, 1876, 1881 and 1882.
*AlexSep 09, 2018
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1876 "H" VICTORIA BRONZE "BUN HEAD" HALFPENNY0 viewsObv: VICTORIA D:G: BRITT:REG:FID:DEF: "Bun head" bust of Queen Victoria with elderly features facing left.
Rev: HALF PENNY. Britannia seated facing right, her right hand resting on shield, her left holding a trident; in left background, a lighthouse and in right background, a ship; 1876, small H below, in exergue.
SPINK: 3957

Victoria's "bun head" portrait was designed by Leonard Charles Wyon (1826 - 1891), he was the eldest son of William Wyon, who had previously designed the "young head" portrait of the Queen. The letters L C WYON are incuse amongst the ornamentation of the Queen's dress.

On 1st April 1850 the auction was announced of equipment from the defunct Soho Mint, created by Matthew Boulton around 1788. At the auction, on 29th April, Ralph Heaton II bought Boulton's four steam-powered screw presses and six planchet presses for making blanks from strip metal. These were installed at Heaton's Bath Street works, and his Birmingham Mint began to strike trade tokens for use in Australia. In 1851 copper planchets were made for the Royal Mint to make into pennies, halfpennies, farthings, half-farthings and quarter-farthings.
In 1853 the Royal Mint was overwhelmed with producing silver and gold coins and so Ralph Heaton and Sons won their first contract to strike finished coins for Britain, these coins had no mintmark to identify them as from Birmingham.
In 1860 the firm bought a 1-acre plot on Icknield Street and constructed a three storey red brick factory. Completed in 1862 and employing 300 staff, it was at this time the largest private mint in the world.
From 1874 the Birmingham Mint began striking bronze pennies, halfpennies and farthings for the Royal Mint. This time though, the Birmingham Mint issues are distinguished by an H (for Heaton) mintmark below the date on the reverse. Victorian British coins bearing the H mintmark were produced in 1874, 1875, 1876, 1881 and 1882.
*AlexSep 09, 2018
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1854 VICTORIA COPPER "YOUNG HEAD" HALFPENNY2 viewsObverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1854. Young head of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right arm resting on shield, left arm holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 28mm
SPINK: 3949

Victoria's "young head" portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small incuse "WW" at the base of the Queen's neck on this coin.
*AlexSep 09, 2018
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1853 VICTORIA COPPER "YOUNG HEAD" FARTHING2 viewsObverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1853. Young head of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REG: FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right arm resting on shield, left arm holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 22mm
SPINK: 3950

Victoria's "young head" portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small raised "WW" at the base of the Queen's neck on this coin.
1 comments*AlexSep 09, 2018
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1844 VICTORIA COPPER THIRD FARTHING2 viewsObverse: VICTORIA DEI GRATIA 1844. Young head of Queen Victoria facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REG: FID : DEF : Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 16mm
SPINK: 3952

This portrait of Queen Victoria was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).

This coin was produced exclusively for use in Malta, but it is considered to be part of the British coinage as at that time Malta was considered more as a part of Britain than a colony. Because the cost of living was lower in Malta than in Britain it was not considered necessary to introduce the third-farthing coin into Britain itself.
*AlexSep 09, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Tiberius Claudius Nero, AR Denarius7 viewsRome. The Republic.
Ti. Claudius Ti.f. Ap.n. Nero, 79 BCE.
AR Serrate Denarius (4.13g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Draped bust of Diana facing right, with bow and quiver over shoulder; S.C, before.

Reverse: Victory driving biga galloping right; A.LXXXVIII below; TI CLAVD TI F AP N, in exergue.

References: Crawford 383/1; Sydenham 770a; BMCRR ;Claudia 5.

Provenance: Ex CNG Classical Numismatic Review (Fall 2015), Lot 411607; CNG Inventory 735603 (August 2003); Numismatica Ars Classica N (26 June 2003), lot 1540; Eton College Collection [Sotheby’s (1 December 1976), lot 195].

The moneyer is Tiberius Claudius Nero, son of Tiberius ("TI F") and grandson of Appius ("AP N"). He served under Pompey in the war against the pirates in 67 BCE, and was the grandfather of the Roman emperor Tiberius. There are two series of control marks for the reverse: one, marked from I to CLXV; the second marked with letter A and I to CLXXXII. Each reverse control mark has only one die. The letters S.C on the obverse mean that this coin was struck by special Senatorial decree, as opposed to routine coinage which was still authorized by the Senate but not specially marked. The reason for the special decree is not certain in this case. The obverse of the coin may refer to the introduction of the worship of Diana by the Sabines from whom the Claudii originated, though Crawford disputes this reading. The reverse may refer to the Second Punic War victories of C. Claudius Nero.

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.
2 commentsCarausiusSep 09, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Appuleius Saturninus, AR Denarius1 viewsRome. The Repubic.
L. Appuleius Saturninus, 101 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.88g; 18mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, facing left.

Reverse: Saturn holding harpa in fast quadriga galloping right; pellet and sideways E, above; L·SATVRN below.

References: Crawford 317/3a; Sydenham 578; BMCRR 1533 var (dot to left of control letter); Appuleia 1.

Provenance: Ex Stöcklin Family Collection [Nomos 14 (17 May 2017) Lot 229].

The moneyer was L. Appuleius Saturninus, who was Quaestor and twice Tribune near the close of the second century BCE. Crawford attributed the coinage to 104 BCE; but H.B. Mattingly, in Essays Hersh (1998), argues for a slightly later date based on a consensus that Saturninus was Quaestor in 104 BCE. This was a large issue with Crawford estimating 370 obverse dies and 462 reverse dies. No reverse control mark has more than one die. Given the large number of reverse dies, the control marks get somewhat convoluted, with letters in various orientations and combined with one or more pellets. The type, bearing Saturn, is certainly a pun on the moneyer’s name (Saturninus); a common practice among both Greek and Roman coin producers (see, e.g., Greek coins of Selinos bearing celery plants and Roman coins of Q. Pomponius Musa bearing the Muses).
CarausiusSep 09, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Caius Junius, AR Denarius3 viewsRome. The Republic.
Caius Junius C.f., 149 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.70g; 18mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, facing right; X (mark-of-value = 10 asses), behind.

Reverse: Dioscuri galloping right with couched spears; C·IVNI· C· F, below; ROMA in linear frame in exergue.

References: Crawford 210/1; BMCRR 660-3; Sydenham 392; Junia 1.

Provenance: Roma Numismatics Auction VIII (28 Sep 2014), lot 832; Roma Numismatics Auction V (23 Mar 2013), Lot 504; NAC Auction 54 (24 Mar 2010), Lot 166.

This moneyer is unknown except for his coins. His coins have the distinction of being the first in the Republican series to bear patronymic initials, specifically identifying the moneyer versus other family members. In this case, the letters “C· F” represent Caii Filius (son of Caius). Thus, the moneyer is clearly identified as Caius Junius, the son of Caius Junius. In the later decades of the second century, this practice of individual identification, combined with type selections that highlighted ancestral deeds, was employed for political messaging campaigns by young moneyers on the path to consulship. The practice appears to have accelerated following the adoption of secret ballots circa 139 BCE (See, H.B. Mattingly, “Roman Republican Coinage c. 150-90 BC”: Essays Hersh, 1998).

1 commentsCarausiusSep 09, 2018
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1976B MANUEL AE TETARTERON S-1976 DOC 19 CLBC 4.4.6 5 viewsOBV Radiate cross on three steps.

REV. Half-length figure of emperor, bearded, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece, and jeweled loros of a simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on laft shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 24mm

Weight 5.78gm

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

Very nice example on a large flan.
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DOC lists 24 examples with weights from 18mm to 25mm and weights from 2.55 to 6.54 gm
SimonSep 09, 2018
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1967 MANUEL METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1967 DOC 14 CLBC 4.4.1 6 viewsOBV Bust of Christ, beardless and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion; holds scroll n in l. hand. Pellet in each limb of nimbus cross.

REV. Bust of emperor wearing stemma, divitision, and collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. labarum on long shaft , and in l. Globus cruciger

Size 18.67mm

Weight 3.3gm

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

My nicest example, Both Christ and Manuel are depicted as young men.

DOC lists 14 examples with weights from 2.63mm to 4.8mm and sizes from 18mm to 20mm
SimonSep 08, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1667; DOC 15a)4 viewsObv: ΘEOFIL bASIL Three-quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Rev: + ΘEOFILE AVGOVSTE SV hICAS. Legend in 4 lines.
Quant.GeekSep 08, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Theophilus (829-842) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1667; DOC 15a)4 viewsObv: ΘEOFIL bASIL Three-quarter length figure facing, wearing loros and crown surmounted by tufa, holding labarum and globus cruciger.
Rev: + ΘEOFILE AVGOVSTE SV hICAS. Legend in 4 lines.
Quant.GeekSep 08, 2018
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Mazaios Obol, Artaxerxes III / Lion attacking bull 28 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).
3 commentsNemonaterSep 08, 2018
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CALABRIA Taras, 302/280, Nomos5 views7.80 g.
Naked boy on horse to r., crowning the horse. In field l. ΣA, beneath APE/ΘΩN. Rev. TAPAΣ Taras on dolphin to l., holding tripod in r. hand. CAΣ beneath.
Vlasto 666. Rutter, Historia Numorum 957. Extremely fine.
LeoSep 08, 2018
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hhj8.26.10.011 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M. AVP [ANTΩNEINOC], radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦ(OV) NIK-OΠOΛITΩN Π →POC ICT, Hermes nude standing right, chlamys over left shoulder, holding rod in right hand, altar in front.
26 mm, 12.90 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.10.01
Charles MSep 08, 2018
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hj6.26.01.09var1 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: [VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT] CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT →ΩN, eagle standing facing, head and tail left, wreath in beak.
27 mm, 11.75 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.1.9 variant (obverse legend)
Charles MSep 08, 2018
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rsc092_21 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERTAS AVG, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter, star in right field
18 mm, 2.57 gms

RSC 92, RIC 107
Charles MSep 08, 2018
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Cr 17/1a AE Litra Anonymous1 viewsc 275-269 BCE, anonymous bronze Litra
(18 mm, 5.03 gr.)
o: ROMANO, Minerva head l.; behind, star
r: Horse's head right, [ROMANO] behind
Reference: Crawford 17/1a
Ex. RBW collection
Ok, this one needs a better photo.
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 56/2 AE As Anonymous3 viewsAfter 211 BCE
(32.57 mm, 42.11 g, 5 h). Uncial standard. Rome mint
o: Laureate head of bearded Janus; I above
r: ROMA, prow of galley right; I above
Crawford 56/2; Sydenham 143.

No great beauty, but one accumulates Cr 56 series. Any more specific attribution assistance would be appreciated.
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Sybaris, Lucania27 views550-510 BC
AR Obol (10mm, 0.44g)
O: Bull (Ox?) standing left, head turned back to right; VM in exergue.
R: Large MV monogram; four pellets around.
SNG ANS 853; HN Italy 1739; Hands Type I, IV
ex Tom Vossen

This coin dates from the original Greek colony, Sybaris I, before its destruction by the Krotones in 511-510 BC.
The MV monogram on the reverse actually reads 'SY' for Sybaris, and I believe the VM in exergue on the obverse is 'MV' retrograde.
The Bull device seen on all early types from Sybaris, and later on the coins of her colonies at Poseidonia and Thurii, may in fact be a white ox at the mother city.
4 commentsEnodiaSep 08, 2018
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Cr 256/4a AE Quadrans Q. Caecilius Metellus0 views130 BCE
(16.78 mm, 3.03 g, 7 h). Rome mint.
o: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion's skin headdress; three pellets behind
r: Q·MET / ROMA, prow of galley right, three pellets to right
Crawford 256/4a; Sydenham 510b
Ex RBW collection
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 53/1 AR Victoriatus Anonymous0 viewsAfter 211 BCE
(16.7 mm, 2.80 g, 7 h). Rome mint
o: Laureate head of Jupiter right
r: ROMA, Victory standing right, crowning trophy
Crawford 53/1; RSC 9
Another variation on this type, emphasizing other details on reverse

PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 53/1 AR Victoriatus Anonymous2 viewsAfter 211 BCE
(17.38 mm, 2.93 g, 1 h). Rome mint
o: Laureate head of Jupiter right
r: ROMA, Victory standing right, crowning trophy
Crawford 53/1; RSC 9
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 25/3 AE Litra Anonymous5 viewsc 241-235 BCE Anonymous bronze Litra
16 mm, 3.07 grams
o: Head of Mars, right, beardless, wearing Corinthian helmet
r: ROMA below Horse head, right, with bridle; behind, sickle
Crawford 25/3
Ex. RBW collection
1 commentsPMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 183 AE As Anonymous [wolf/twins]2 viewsc. 169-158 BCE, anonymous bronze As
28.2mm, 20.83 grams
o: Laureate head of bearded Janus; I (mark of value) above
r: ROMA below | I, Prow r. | [Victory?] | Wolf and twins above
Crawford 183/1
Many elements crammed onto reverse of this coin.
Ex RBW collection
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 56/6 AE Sextans Anonymous1 viewsc. 211 BCE, bronze sextans
16.5 mm, 3.28 grams.
o: Mercury head right, 2 pellets.
r: Prow r, ROMA above, 2 pellets below
Crawford 56/6; [further specification TBD]
Ex. RBW collection
A decent specimen of this common coin.
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 262/2 AE Semis Anonymous [Elephant]1 viewsc. 128 BCE, bronze Semis
20.9 mm, 8.29 grams
o: Saturn head right, S behind
r: Prow right, [S before?], elephant head above, [R]OM[A] below
Crawford 262/2
Ex. RBW collection
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 60/6 AE Sextans Anonymous [Caduceus]1 viewsc. 211 - 208 BCE, anonymous bronze sextans
24.6 mm, 9.23 grams
o: Mercury head to right, wearing winged petasos; 2 pellets above
r: Prow to r., caduceus above; in exergue, ROMA
Ex. RBW collection
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 463/3 AR Denarius Mn. Cordius Rufus2 views46 BCE
o: Head of Venus right, RVFVS SC behind
r: Cupid on dolphin right; below, MN [ligate] CORDIVS
Crawford 463/3; Cordia 3
3.70g. (2h)

Although this coin is a nice specimen, and the type is very popular, I find it hard to get excited about this issue.
Cordius was presumably a Caesarian minting between the battles of Pharsalus and Munda. The times were rather grim, both for the huge armies and the populace on which they were billeted. Cordius does not seem to be a significant personage.

The coin seems remarkably light-hearted and that seemingly drives its popularity in modern collecting -- "hey, it's a kid on a dolphin, what's not to like?"

It may reflect payment to troops crossing to (or leaving) Africa under the benevolent gaze of Caesar's ancestor Venus and her son Cupid (whose father is Mars). Given that the first part of the Caesarian army was scattered by storms, perhaps these coins were intended to reassure the follow-up troops that they would not end up scattered to the winds and eaten by lions, tigers and bears. Venus also looks vaguely like some of the later coin portraits of Caesar (or Eleanor Roosevelt).
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 12 corr. - Silver Drachm2 views525-519/512 B.C.
3.51 gm, 13 mm
Obv: Upright anchor with thin flukes and thin stock; blank to left, crayfish to right
Rev.: Swastika arms bent left, deeply engraved into flan with dolphin in each sector, head facing to center, raised areas ending in teeth
Topalov Apollonia p. 255-7, 1-5; p. 564, 12corr.;
[BMC Black Sea 148; SNG Copenhagen 451; SNG Stancomb 30]

Topalov Type: The last intermediate issues of coins of the type “upright anchor - swastika” have a swastika represented like a sketch and consisting of four concave sectors ending with “teeth”. Dolphins’ head points to the center of the swastika.

Drachmas (?)/tetrobols (?) (as per the system of Aegina) of the type “upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin stock - swastika in a deep groove” (525-519/512 B.C.)
Obv.: Upright anchor with thin flukes and a thin stock. Side view of the additional symbol of a crab (or viewed from above) r. between the fluke and the stock.
Rev.: Swastika represented like a sketch and consisting of four concave sectors ending with “teeth”. A dolphin as an additional symbol in every one of the sectors. Dolphins’ head points to the center of the swastika.
JaimelaiSep 08, 2018
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Cr 392/1b AR Denarius L. Farsuleius Mensor0 views76 BCE
o: Draped bust of Liberty right wearing stephane and pearl necklace, cap of liberty and SC behind, MENSOR before
r: Roma or male warrior in biga right, assisting togate figure to mount, control number XXCIX below horses, L FARSVLEI in ex
Crawford 392/1b; Farsuleia 2.
3.92gg. (4h)
Each control numeral in this issue appears on only one reverse die
This coin is in splendid condition for the type and nicely struck
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 393/1a AR Denarius Cn. Lentulus2 views76 or 75 BCE
o: Diademed bust of the Genius of the Roman People right, scepter over shoulder, GPR above
r: Scepter with wreath, globe, and rudder, EX - SC across field, CN LEN Q below
(Spanish mint?)

Crawford 393/1a; Cornelia 54
3.97gg. (5h).
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 407/2 AR Denarius C. Hosidius C.f. Geta0 views64 BCE
o: Diademed abd draped bust of Diana right with bow and quiver at shoulder, GETA before, III VIR behind
r: Calydonian Boar standing right, wounded by spear and attacked by dog, C HOSIDI [C F] in ex
Crawford 407/2; Hosidia 1.
3.52g. (6h)
A beautiful coin depicting a very narrow aspect of the Calydonian Boar myth. Oddly, the hero of the story is a strong woman, which must have been well known to the Romans, and the losers are a bunch of chest-thumping pseudo-Alpha-males.
Interesting to speculate what lesson the Romans drew from the story or the limited focus of this coin.
PMahSep 08, 2018
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SINDH SULTAN - DIRHAM - RARE SMALL - SILVER COIN #31G Weight : 0.58 gm. Diameter : 10 mm0 viewsAntonivs ProttiSep 08, 2018
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SINDH SULTAN - DIRHAM - RARE SMALL - SILVER COIN #31G Weight : 0.58 gm. Diameter : 10 mm0 viewsAntonivs ProttiSep 08, 2018
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Cr 413/1 AR Denarius L. Cassius Longinus0 views63 BCE
o: Bust of Vesta left, kylix behind, backwards S before
r: Citizen dropping tablet inscribed V into cista, LONGIN III V behind.
Crawford 413/1; Cassia 10.
3.85g. (7h)
The backwards S on obverse is a control mark, which collectively spell out Cassius' name across this type.
The reverse harkens back to an ancestor's voting law, where the "V" -- clearly visible on this nice coin -- indicated a positive vote. It is somewhat uncertain whether the money simply honored the presumably popular aspect of the law, which extended secrecy in voting, or also included the ancestor's role in prosecution of Vestal Virgins, as implied by the image of Vesta on the obverse. Apparently three Vestals were accused of being quite naughty for a Vestal, an extremely unhealthy thing to do, both individually and for the Roman state.
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 415/1 AR Denarius L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus1 views62 BCE Rome mint
o: Veiled and diademed head of Concord right, PAVLLVS LEPIDVS- CONCORDIA around
r: L. Aemilius Paullus erecting trophy before three captives, PAVLLVS in ex., TE - R above
Crawford 415/1; Aemilia 10
3.99gg. (6h).
The reverse depicts King Perseus of Macedon and his sons, the non-winners at Paullus' victory at Pydna in 168 BCE, which ended the Macedonian dynasty and was not particularly healthy for the enslaved and looted cities, either.
The moneyer was likely engaged in a bit of counter-adoption, as the great general's agnate family technically died out upon his death.
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 298/1 L. Caesius1 views112 or 111 BCE
o: Youthful bust of Apollo left, hurling thunderbolt, monogram behind
r: Two Lares Praestites seated right, dog between them; head of Vulcan and tongs above; LA monogram on left, ER monogram right [off flan], L CAES[I] in ex [AE ligate]
Crawford 298/1; Caesia 1
3.88gg. (12h)
See notes on my other example of this artistic type; this one is even nicer.
PMahSep 08, 2018
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Cr 312/1 AR Denarius C. Sulpicius C.f. Galba4 views Rome, 106 BCE
o: Jugate heads of Dei Penates left, DPP before
r: Two soldiers swearing oath over sow, L above, C SVLPICI. C F in ex.
Crawford 312/1. Sulpicia 1
Serrated, 3.85g. (12h)
Penates were both personal and public gods, and this obverse emphasizes that these are the public form, "Publici", as it would be quite unusual to emphasize the private aspect of household gods. The oath scene on reverse likely refers to the founding myth of the white sow at Alba Longa in the Aeneid. The Sulpicii gens eventually culminated (and terminated) with the emperor Galba.
1 commentsPMahSep 07, 2018
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Cr 350A/2 "Gargilius, Ogulnius & Vergilius"1 views86 BCE
o: Laureate head of Apollo (Vejovis?) right, thunderbolt below
r: Jupiter in quadriga right, hurling thunderbolt and holding reins
Crawford 350A/2. RSC Anonymous 226.
3.84gg. (4h)
My view is this: Although in many respects this coin is boring and cold, it has an interesting virtue of being anepigraphic in an era of relative verbosity. The obverse is sometimes attributed as "Vejovis" and sometimes as "Apollo Vejovis" and sometimes just "Apollo". Vejovis seems to have been one of the most ancient gods, among the group that the Romans themselves often got confused as to origin-story and attributes. The fragmented sources do not make it much better and his odd name implying something like "un-Jupiter" is no help. (The anti-Jupiter implication --- darkest, weakest, least interested in nymphs -- being somewhat also at odds with the frequent association with Apollo.) Given the relative infrequency of Vejovis on coins, this ambiguity seems to extend to moneyers.
On the other hand, there is no equivalent Roman practice of the modern minting practice of issuing coins in a series simply to sell coins as "collect them all", so we can presume the moneyers expected a meaningful message to be conveyed.
This coin is much better in hand than the photo.
PMahSep 07, 2018
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Cr 379/2 AR Denarius L. Procilius 1 views80 BCE
o: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat's skin; SC behind
r: Juno Sospita in biga right, hurling spear and holding shield; serpent below, L PROCILI F in ex.
Crawford 379/2; RSC Procilia 2
Serrate Denarius
3.92g. (8h).
PMahSep 07, 2018
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Cr 389/1 AR Denarius L. Rustius3 views74 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Minerva or Mars right, SC behind, star (value mark) below chin
r: Ram standing right, L RVSTI in ex
Crawford 389/1. Rustia 1
3.86g. (5h)
1 commentsPMahSep 07, 2018
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hj6.28.06.02_21 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC ]AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), bust of Serapis right wearing kalanthos. E in left field.
23 mm 9.05 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.6.2 (different ligate letters)
Charles MSep 07, 2018
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hj6.28.35.05var2 viewsObv: AVT. K. M. AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ. IOVΛ. ANT. CEΛEVKOV. MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩ →N, Nemesis holding scales and cornucopia. E in right field
25mm 11.47 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.35.5 variant ("N" only in exergue)
Charles MSep 07, 2018
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hhj8.26.08.18_21 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, bunch of grapes
16 mm, 2.54 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.8.18
Charles MSep 07, 2018
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Denar, RIC 3, p.269, 686 var. - Faustina II, Hilaritas4 viewsFaustina Minor
AR-Denar, Rome, AD 161-175
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, band of pearls.
Rev.: HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm and cornucopiae
Ag, 3.29g
Ref.: RIC 686 var. (band of pearls), CRE 182 var. (band of pearls)
Ex Münzen & Medaillen AG Basel, Liste 536 (1990), 248

I have two more versions of this type > click

bust without band of pearls

bust with band of pearls and hair bun bound with pearls

shanxiSep 07, 2018
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222sic Hadrian Denarius Roma 132-34 AD Tranquillitas standing9 viewsReference.
RIC 222; RSC 1440

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Bare head, draped bust right, seen from rear

Rev. TRANQVILLITAS AVG P P COS III (sic)
Tranquillitas standing left, holding sceptre, resting left elbow on column.

3.09 gr
18mm
6h
okidokiSep 07, 2018
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Egypt , Ptolemaic Kingdom: Ptolemy III / AE Obol.7 viewsAE Obol. Alexandria Mint , between 246-222 BC. 11 Gr.

Obverse: Deified head of Alexander the Great right, wearing elephant skin.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, cornucopia over shoulder; E between legs.
References: Svoronos 976; SNG Copenhagen 232. Super Rare.
SamSep 07, 2018
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4017 JUDAEA, Ascalon. Hadrian 132-33 AD war-god Phanebal4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4017; BMC 187

Issue Year 236

Obverse inscription СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate and draped head of Hadrian seen from rear, right

Rev. ΑС ΦΑΝΗΒΑΛ
(to l., Δ); to r., ϚΛC; war-god Phanebal, standing l., holding harpa (?) in r. hand and small round shield and long palm branch in l. hand

5.70 gr
19 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiSep 07, 2018
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4088 DECAPOLIS, Gerasa Hadrian 129-30 AD Artemis3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4088; Spijkerman 7; Paris 310

Issue Year ΙΔ

Obv. [ΔΙ] ΑΥ Κ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС С
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΑΡΤΕ(ΜΙ) ΤΥ ΓΕΡΑСωΝ
Draped bust of Artemis/Tyche, r., quiver on l. shoulder.

2.40 gr
15 mm
6h
okidokiSep 07, 2018
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LINCOLN mint - short cross type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer GO•ODRIC (= Gōdrīc)2 viewsObverse: ✠ CNV T RECX
Reverse: ✠ GO•ODRIC ON LINC:
Ø = 19mm
Weight = 1,15 gram

Provenance:
•Privately purchased from Saltford Coins, September 2018
RomaVictorSep 06, 2018
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Brettian AE Didrachm or reduced Sextans49 views Head of Ares left; wearing crested Corinthian helmet decorated with griffin; thunderbolt below

BPETTIΩN
Hera Hoplosmia (or Athena) advancing right, holding spear and shield; at feet

Bruttium Circa 211-203 BC

16.39g; 29mm

HN Italy ? depends on mark off flan

A nice big heavy coin minted by the last loyal hold outs against Rome in support of Hannibal.
6 commentsJay GT4Sep 06, 2018
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Thrace. Thasos (Circa 480-463 BC)10 viewsAR Stater

22 mm, 8.44 g

Obverse: Ithyphallic satyr advancing right, carrying off protesting nymph.
Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.

Le Rider, Thasiennes, 5; SNG Copenhagen 1010-2; HGC 6, 331.

Both location and mineral riches aided the thriving economy of the North Aegean island of Thasos. According to Herodotos (VI, 46), the city derived 200-300 talents annually from her exploitation of its local silver mines as well as mines controlled on the Thracian mainland opposite the island city-state. Additionally, Thasos gained much material wealth as a producer and exporter of high quality wines, and it was perhaps due to this trade in wine that her coinage spread throughout the Aegean making it a widely recognized and accepted coinage in distant lands.

Thracians for the most part were illiterate, with no alphabet of their own and no written history or literature. Aristotle, though no doubt exaggerating, wrote that Thracians were unable to count beyond four. What we know about Thracians is largely through the prism of what the Greeks and Romans have written and from archeological findings (including coins). We know they were fiercely independent, powerful, and feared, excelling in warfare, horsemanship, and metalwork. Thracians regarded war and plunder as the noblest way of life. Another ancient Greek philosopher, Xenophanes, described Thracians as being "large, powerfully built men," with "a skin white, delicate and cold," and "largely red-haired." Among the noteworthy Thracians of history are thought to be the gladiator Spartacus and the fable-writer Aesop.

The motif of the satyr abducting a maenad appears on several northern Greek coins. In the case of Thasos, this Dionysiac motif served to promote the island's famous wine. Satyrs belong to the retinue of Dionysos (the god of wine) while maenads were the immortal female followers of Dionysos.
1 commentsNathan PSep 06, 2018
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Akarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 360-330 BC 8.48g7 viewsPegasos flying left.Head of Athena left wearing Corinthian helmet,above AEY,behind head of Silenos above kantharos.Grant HSep 06, 2018
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, CARIA Euippe Hadrian, Artemis statue1 viewsReference.
RPC III -; apparently unpublished; AΔP c/m Howgego 511

Obv. [ ] AΔPIANOC [ ]?
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right, with a radiated head right facing on Hadrian his bust

Rev. ЄVIΠΠЄΩN
Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports; to inner left and right, stag standing outward, facing

19.82 gr
31 mm
okidokiSep 06, 2018
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Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius, RIC 598, Cohen 62, BMC 12292 viewsObverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right
Reverse: APOLLINI AVGVSTO S-C, Apollo standing left holding lyre & patera. RIC 598(a), Cohen 62.
23.9 g., 33.74 mm
NORMAN KSep 06, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius SESTERTIUS 179 CE FELICITAS2 viewsObverse: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXXIII, laureate head right.
Reverse: FELICITAS AVG IMP X COS III P P, S C, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and sceptre. Cohen 186. RIC 1239?
22.9 g., 29.78 mm
NORMAN KSep 06, 2018
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Gordian III Antoninianus3 viewsGordian III. Caesar under Pupienus and Balbinus April–July AD 238. Augustus AD 238–244

Rome. 243-244 AD.

23mm., 4.6g.

IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG. Bust of Gordian III, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right.

FORTVNA REDVX. Fortuna, draped, seated left, holding rudder set on ground in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand; under seat, wheel.

References: RIC IV Gordian III 144

AADQ
RLSep 06, 2018
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Maximinus I Denarius4 viewsMaximinus I, Thrax, 235-238 AD.

Rome, 235 AD.

22mm., 2.76g.

IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG. Bust of Maximinus I, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.

P M TR P P P. Maximinus Thrax, in military attire, standing left between two standard, raising right hand and leaning to left on spear held in left hand.

References: RIC IV Maximinus Thrax 1 (denarius)

AAFA
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Philip I Antoninianus4 viewsPhilip I, the Arab; AD 244-249.

Rome. 244-247 AD.

19mm., 2.18g.

IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG. Bust of Philip the Arab, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right | Bust of Philip the Arab, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.

AEQVITAS AVGG. Aequitas, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand.

References: RIC IV Philip I 27

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Caligula (Gaius) AR Denarius50 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
5 commentsorfewSep 06, 2018
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Galba AR Denarius16 viewsGalba. AD 68-69. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.15 g, 6h). Uncertain mint in Gaul (Narbo?).
Struck circa April-late autumn AD 68.
Obv: Laureate head right SER IMPERATOR GALBA
Rev:Concordia standing left, holding branch and cornucopia. CONCORDIA PROVINCIARUM
RIC I 105; RSC 34. Fine, toned, porous.
Ex Meister & Sonntag Quick Auction 2007 (25 March 2007), lot 214.
CNG E-auction Lot 353 September 5, 2018.
3 commentsorfewSep 06, 2018
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1822 GEORGE IV AE FARTHING0 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IIII DEI GRATIA. Laureate and draped bust of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, her right hand holding olive branch and resting on shield, her left holding trident; at her feet, a lion. In exergue, 1822.
Diameter 22mm | UNC with lustre
SPINK: 3822

The first copper coinage of George IV consisted of farthings only, they were the work of Benedetto Pistrucci (1783 - 1855). This first series of coinage, of which the farthings formed a part, was distasteful to the king because they represented his face as puffed and bloated, his neck undoubtedly thick, and his hair harsh and wiry. The upshot was that Pistrucci was replaced as Master of the Mint by William Wyon and in 1825 the whole series of George IV's coinage was completely redesigned.
*AlexSep 05, 2018
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1826 GEORGE IV AE HALFPENNY0 viewsObverse: GEORGIUS IV DEI GRATIA • 1826 •. Laureate head of George IV facing left.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 28mm | Weight 9.32gms
SPINK: 3824

This portrait of George IV, used on his later coinage, was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851).
With the issues of George IV, Britannia now appears on pennies, halfpennies and farthings facing right instead of left, she would remain that way until 1967. She also acquires a helmet, recalling Roma and, before that, Athena.
*AlexSep 05, 2018
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Thessaly, Larissa, Thessalos, Horse, Drachm6 viewsLarissa, Thessaly
AR Drachm, 440-420 BC
Obv.: The hero Thessalos, nude but for chlamys, his petasos flying out behind him, holding band around the head of a bull charging right
Rev.: Bridled horse prancing right; ΛAP above, IΣA below; all within shallow incuse square.
Ag, 6.01g, 20mm, 12h
Ref.: Herrmann pl. 3, 2 (same dies); SNG Lockett 1560 (same dies)
Ex Roma Numismatics, E-SALE 46, Lot 89
1 commentsshanxiSep 05, 2018
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Caracalla, AE23 of Stobi, Macedonia.3 viewsObverse: M AVREL ANTONINVS, laureate head right
Reverse: MVNICIP STOBENSI, Victory walking right, holding wreath and palm.
5.9 g., 23.63 mm Varbanov 4073.
NORMAN KSep 05, 2018
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ANTONINUS PIUS. RIC 778, 138-161 CE. Æ Sestertius6 views(30.55mm, 25.4 gm). Struck 145-161 AD.
Obverse: ANTONINVSAVG-PIVSPPTRPCOSIIII, Laureate head right
Obverse: Mars walking right, holding spear and shield. S C across field.
RIC III 778
1 commentsNORMAN KSep 05, 2018
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11 Constans 20 views24 mm / 4,8 gr.
DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG
Constans pearl-diademed, draped,cuirassed bust right; A behind
FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO
soldier spearing a falling horseman, Phrygian helmet, kneeling, arms up
Star over A left
RP in ex
unpublished
Rome


RH-C1101
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Sep 04, 2018
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2 Constantius II17 views DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left holding globe / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, Emperor in military dress standing left with labarum, two captives before, leaning left in left field. Γ in left field. Mintmark CONSZ star. RIC VIII Constantinople 89.4 commentsRandygeki(h2)Sep 04, 2018
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Allectus (293 - 296 A.D.)15 viewsBillon Antoninianus
O: IMP C ALLECTVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
R: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, globe in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, S in left field, P in right field, ML in exergue.
Londinium (London, England) mint
21mm
2.52g
RIC V-2 36
1 commentsMatSep 04, 2018
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1831 William IV AE PENNY2 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA 1831. Bare head of William IV facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 34mm
SPINK: 3845

William IV's portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is sometimes marked by a small incuse "WW" at the base of the King's neck. This coin, however, is one of those that do not bear Wyon's initials.
*AlexSep 04, 2018
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1831 William IV AE HALFPENNY3 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA 1831. Bare head of William IV facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 28mm
SPINK: 3847

William IV's portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small incuse "WW" at the base of the King's neck.
*AlexSep 04, 2018
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1835 William IV AE FARTHING3 viewsObverse: GULIELMUS IIII DEI GRATIA 1835. Bare head of William IV facing right.
Reverse: BRITANNIAR: REX FID: DEF: Britannia seated facing right, right hand resting on shield, left holding trident. Shamrock, Rose and Thistle (indicative of Ireland, England and Scotland respectively) in exergue.
Diameter 22mm
SPINK: 3848

William IV's portrait was designed by William Wyon (1795 - 1851), this is marked by a small incuse "WW" at the base of the King's neck.
*AlexSep 04, 2018
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Julius Caesar, AR Denarius23 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Julius Caesar, 47-6 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.87g; 18mm).
Military Mint in North Africa.

Obverse: Diademed head of Venus facing right, wearing necklace.

Reverse: Aeneas walking left, carrying his aged father, Anchises on his shoulder and the palladium in his right hand; CAESAR in right field.

References: Crawford 458/1; HCRI 55; BMCRR (East) 31-5; Julia 10.

Provenance: Ex Stöcklin Collection [Nomos 14 (17 May 2017) Lot 275]; ex E. J. Haeberlin Collection [Cahn-Hess (17 Jul 1933), Lot 2663].

Struck in Africa near the end of Caesar’s civil war struggle with Pompey, the coin advertises the mythical roots of the Julia gens descent from Venus and Anchises. The obverse depicts the goddess, Venus, while the reverse shows Aeneas carrying his aged father, Anchises, from Troy. Sear thought that among Caesar’s coinage, this issue was second in size only to the "elephant" coinage, and Crawford estimated 390 obverse dies and 433 reverse dies.
4 commentsCarausiusSep 03, 2018
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280 BC. AR Nomos13 views21mm, 7.82 g, 2h.
Warrior on horse galloping left, holding shield; ΦIΛΩ (retrograde) below / Phalanthos riding dolphin left, holding small Nike; waves below. Vlasto 684 (same obv. die); HN Italy 964. VF, toned.
2 commentsLeoSep 03, 2018
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 325-281 BC. Stater10 viewsSilver, 20mm, 7.78 g 1
Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield, two lances, and spear; ΣIM below. Rev. TAPAΣ Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding spindle over his left shoulder; before, eagle standing right; below, ΦI and waves. SNG ANS 982 ( same dies ). Vlasto 576 ( same dies ). Good very fine.
1 commentsLeoSep 03, 2018
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2221A CARIA Euippe Hadrian, Artemis statue13 viewsReference.
RPC III -; apparently unpublished; AΔP c/m Howgego 511

Obv. [ ] AΔPIANOC [ ]?
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right, with a radiated head right facing on Hadrian his bust

Rev. ЄVIΠΠЄΩN
Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports; to inner left and right, stag standing outward, facing

19.82 gr
31 mm
6h
okidokiSep 03, 2018
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RIC 2, p.386, 395a - Sabina, Juno standing14 viewsSabina
AR Denarius, AD 128-136
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA, bust of Sabina, diademed, draped, right; hair is knotted in back and falls in waves down neck
Rev: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno, draped, standing left, holding patera in right hand and vertical sceptre in left
Ag, 3.01g, 16mm
Ref.: RIC 395a [C], CRE 54 [C]
2 commentsshanxiSep 03, 2018
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EB0682 Constantius I / Elpis4 viewsConstantius 305-306, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 = 293-294.
Obverse: ΦΛA KΩCTANTIOC K, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: L-B, Elpis standing left holding flower & hem of skirt, Δ below.
References: Dattari 6054.
Diameter: 20mm Weight: 7.598g
EBSep 03, 2018
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EB0681 Maximianus / Homonia4 viewsMaximianus 286-305, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, Year 7 = 291-292.
Obverse: MAΞIMIANOC CEB, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: L - H; Homonia standing left, in long chiton & peplos, double cornucopiae in left hand, right hand raised, B or Γ in exerge.
References: Dattari 5935 (for B in exerge).
Diameter: 19mm Weight: 7.683g
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Otto III AR Denaro8 viewsOtto III AD 983-1002. Holy Roman Empire. Pavia
Denaro AR
16mm., 1,22g.
nearly very fine
Savoca Coins 9th Blue auction Part 2 Lot 2103 August 26, 2018
1 commentsorfewSep 03, 2018
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GERMANY. Nuremberg. Friedrich II Pfennig.1 viewsGERMANY. Nuremberg. Friedrich II (Holy Roman Emperor, 1220-1250). Pfennig.
Obv: Crowned head facing; annulet to left right; all within border of lis.
Rev: Figure standing facing, holding lis and banner.
Erlanger 21.
Condition: Very fine.
Weight: 0.9 g.
Diameter: 19 mm.
Ex: Numismatik Naumann, Auction 50 Lot 798 05/02/2017
Ex: Numismatik Naumann, Auction 67 Lot 874 0107/2018
orfewSep 03, 2018
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EB0680 Maximianus / Elpis20 viewsMaximianus 286-305, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, Year 2 = 287-288.
Obverse: A K M A OVA MAXIMIANOC CEB, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: L-B, Elpis standing left holding flower & raising hem of skirt, star at top right.
References: Milne 4814, Emmett 4114, Dattari 5873.
Diameter: 20mm Weight: 8.754g
1 commentsEBSep 03, 2018
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Augustus AR Cistophorus54 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 493. RPC 2211.
Heritage Auctions August 30, 2018 Lot 231835
6 commentsorfewSep 03, 2018
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Domitian AR Denarius2 viewsDomitian as Caesar
AR Denarius
3.10 g
Obv: CAES AUG F Domitianus; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r
Rev: COS IIII, Pegasus standing r
RIC 922 (R2)
Aquired from Kolner May 2018
1 commentsorfewSep 03, 2018
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EB0679 Maximianus / Nike3 viewsMaximianus 286-305, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, Year 7 = 292-293.
Obverse: A K M OVA MAXIMIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Nike advancing right holding wreath and palm branch, L - Z.
References: Milne 5032-5033,Dattari 5968.
Diameter: 20.5mm Weight: 8.311g
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Galba AR Denarius2 viewsGalba. AD 68-69. AR Denarius (17.1mm, 3.03 g, 12h). Spanish mint (Tarraco?).
Struck circa April-late AD 68.
Obv: Laureate head right; globe at point of bust
Rev: Libertas standing left, holding pileus with right hand, vindicta with left.
RIC I 23; RSC 118.
Good Fine, toned, flatly struck.
CNG 427, Lot: 433.
From the Collection of a Texas Wine Doctor.
orfewSep 03, 2018
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EB0678 Diocletian / Elpis4 viewsDiocletian 284-305, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 9 = 292-293.
Obverse: ∆IOKΛHTIANOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ENATOV L (year 9), Elpis standing left, flower in right, with left raising fold of chiton, ∆ in exergue.
References: Milne 5086, Geissen 3262, Dattari 5675, BMC Alexandria 2503, Emmett 4046.
Diameter: 20mm Weight: 77.44g
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EB0677 Diocletian / Tyche3 viewsDiocletian 284-305, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 3 = 286-287.
Obverse: A K Γ OYA ∆IOKΛHTIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: Tyche standing left, kalathos on head, rudder in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, star upper right, ETOYC - Γ.
References: Milne 4837, Geissen 3232; Kampmann 119.32; Curtis 2027; SNG Cop 985; Dattari 5757.
Diameter: 21mm Weight: 9.68g

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EB0676 Diocletian / Athena3 viewsDiocletian 284-305, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 5 = 288-289.
Obverse: A K Γ o YA ΔΙΟΚΛΗΤΙΑΝΟC CEB, laureate draped bust right.
Reverse: Athena enthroned holding Nike
References: Dattari 5639/40.
Diameter: 19.5mm Weight: 8.032g

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EB0675 Diocletian / Tyche3 viewsDiocletian 284-305, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 3 = 286-287.
Obverse: [A K ΓOYA] L ΔΙΟΚΛΗΤΙΑΝΟC CEB, laureate draped bust right.
Reverse: Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopia, LΓ to right.
References: Milne 4821; Dattari 5755.
Diameter: 19mm Weight: 7.447g
EBSep 02, 2018
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EB0674 Diocletian / Zeus3 viewsDiocletian 284-305, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 7 = 290-291.
Obverse: DIOKLETI-ANOC CEB, Laureate head right.
Reverse: Zeus standing facing, head left, holding patera in right hand and sceptre in left, chlamys over left arm; eagle at his feet to left; L-Z.
References: Köln 3250; Dattari 5776; Milne 4946; Emmett 4087.
Diameter: 20.5mm Weight: 6.831g
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EB0673 Numerian / Athena4 viewsNumerian 282-283, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 = 283-284.
Obverse: A K M A NOVMEPIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Athena seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; shield below chair, L-B (date) across field.
References: Köln 3192-3193; Dattari 5607; Emmett 4013.
Diameter: 19mm Weight: 8.615g
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Carinus, RIC V(2)-324 Cyzicus0 viewsAE Antoninianus
Cyzicus mint, 284 A.D.
22mm, 2.84g
RIC V(2)-324, RCVv.3-12342

Obverse:
IMP M AVR CARINVS P F AVG
Radiate and draped bust right.

Reverse:
CLEMENTIA TEMP
Γ in center field
XXI in exergue
Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
Will JSep 02, 2018
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EB0672 Carinus / Tyche3 viewsCarinus, 283-285, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 1 = 283/284.
Obverse: A K M A KA PINOC K, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia, LA in upper left field.
References: Milne 4667; Köln 3172; Dattari 5576.
Diameter: 18.5mm Weight: 6.239g
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Vespasian AR denarius42 viewsVESPASIAN (69-79). Denarius. Ephesus.
(3.00 g. 17 mm.)
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P.
Laureate head right.
Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE.
Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond; monogram to right.
RIC² 1425. (R3)
Condition: Very fine.
Numismatik Naumann Auction 69 Lot 348

6 commentsorfewSep 02, 2018
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EB0671 Carinus / Tyche4 viewsCarinus, 283-285, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 1 = 283/284.
Obverse: A K M A KA PINOC K, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia, LA in upper left field.
References: Milne 4667; Köln 3172; Dattari 5576.
Diameter: 19.5mm Weight: 7.309g
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199 Sabina Denarius 128-36 AD Minerva standing Eastern mint12 viewsReference.
RIC--; Strack -- unpublished

Obv. SABINA AVGVSTA
Draped bust left.

Rev. COS III.
Minerva standing left, holding spear and thunderbolt; shield behind to right.

3.15 gr
20 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiSep 02, 2018
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Struck A.D.307. CONSTANTINE I as CAESAR. Large AE Follis of Treveri10 viewsObverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine I facing right.
Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS. Constantine I, clad in military dress, standing facing left holding a standard in each hand. Across field, S - A; in exergue, PTR.
RIC VI : 734

The boots shown worn by Constantine on this coin are not the usual army boots but a special type of boot called a mulleus (pl. mullei), it was a kind of fur boot where a catlike animal's scalp was attached to the upper front of the boot leg and the animal's paws hung down from both sides. These type of mullei were shown worn by deities like Mars, Virtus, Honos, Roma, and sometimes emperors. Iconographically they were connected to gods and heroes.
Goette, in his " Ikonographische Studien zu Römischem Schuhwerk", has shown that the mulleus appears from the time of Augustus to the period of the Tetrarchy on Roman artwork.
It is notable that these types of mullei are often depicted being worn by cuirassed statues in a war-like connection. It is therefore possible, even probable, that the boots were made from lion's skin, which would match the symbol of royal power and strength with the godlike power of their wearer. - credit Jochen

This coin was struck in A.D.307 to commemorate Constantine's proclamation as Caesar.
1 comments*AlexSep 02, 2018
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EB0670 Carinus / Nike5 viewsCarinus 283-285, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 3 = 284-285.
Obverse: A K M A KA PINOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ETOVS Γ to left and right of Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm.
References: Dattari 5590, Milne 4738, Sear 12383, Emmett 4010.
Diameter: 18.5mm Weight: 7.482g
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LONDON mint - quatrefoil type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer SVETINC (= Swēting)6 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX ANGLORV
Reverse: ✠ SVETINC ON O LV
Ø = 19mm
Weight = 0,98 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Classical Numismatic Group E-Auction 419, lot 536, 25 April 2018 (note: sold as a contemporary imitation)
1 commentsRomaVictorSep 02, 2018
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EB0669 Probus / Eagle4 viewsProbus 276-282, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 = 276-277.
Obverse: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Eagle standing right, head left, holding wreath in beak, L - B.
References: Köln 3125; Dattari (Savio) 5549.
Diameter: 19.5 Weight: 8.054
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EB0668 Probus / Elpis5 viewsProbus 276-282, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 = 276-277.
Obverse: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Elpis advancing left, holding flower and lifting fold of dress; L B to left.
References: Dattari (Savio) 5533; K&G 112.8.
Diameter: 20.5 Weight: 7.083g
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EB0667 Probus / Eagle5 viewsProbus 276-282, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 3 = 277-278.
Obverse: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Eagle, with wings spread and wreath in beak, standing left, head right; L - Γ.
References: Dattari (Savio) 5560; K&G 112.10.
Diameter: 20mm Weight: 7.74g
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EB0666 Probus / Eagle3 viewsProbus 276-282, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 4 = 278-279.
Obverse: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CEB, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Eagle standing right, palm across shoulder, holding wreath in beak, L - Δ.
References: Köln 3135; Dattari 5563; Milne 4587.
Diameter: 19mm Weight: 7.96
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EB0665 Probus / Dikaiosyne1 viewsProbus 276-282, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 = 276-277.
Obverse: A K M AVP ΠPO-BOC CEB, laureate cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LB, Dikaiosyne standing left holding scales & cornucopiae.
References: Milne 4522, Geissen 3127, Dattari 5527.
Diameter: 19.5mm Weight: 6.77g
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EB0664 Tacitus / Eagle1 viewsTacitus, 275-276 AD, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 1 = 275-276.
Obverse: A K KΛ TAKI_TOC CEB, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ETOVC - A, Eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak.
References: BMC 2406 variant; Emmett 3974; Milne 4504.
Diameter: 21mm Weight: 7.116g
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EB0663 Aurelian / Vabalathus3 viewsAurelian (270 - 275 A.D.) and Vabalathus (267-272), billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 1 of Aurelian = 271 AD.
Obverse: A K H DOM AVPHLIANOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right, L[A?].
Reverse: A C OVABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHN V A C P, Laureate, diademed and draped and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus right, L-Δ.
References: BMC Alexandria 2384, Milne 4308.
Diameter: 23.5mm Weight: 8.737g
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CALABRIA. Taras. 425-380 BC. AR nomos7 views6.26 gm
Nude ephebe cantering left, holding bridle with both hands, ΛΕ (retrograde) beneath horse / TARAS, dolphin rider right, wielding trident and pointing with left hand.
HN Italy 850. Vlasto 319 (same dies).
Porous. Edge bump (8:00 obverse) and reverse scratches. Good very fine
LeoSep 01, 2018
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EB0662 Aurelian / Vabalathus2 viewsAurelian (270 - 275 A.D.) and Vabalathus (267-272), billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 of Aurelian = 272 AD.
Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian to right, L-B.
Reverse: Laureate, diademed and draped and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus right, L-Є.
References: Köln 3063; cf. Dattari (Savio) 5425; K&G 106.72.
Diameter: 21.5mm Weight: 10.127g
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RIC 4282 viewsRIC 428, Ticinum. Bust type F, (B). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP • C • PROBVS • P • F • AVG

Radiate, cuirassed bust right.

REV.: VIRTVS AVG Cesures: VIRT_V_S AVG

Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.

Mintmark: // PXXT

Weight: ?
Die Axis: ?
Diameter: ?
vrtsprbSep 01, 2018
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RIC 4282 viewsRIC 428, Ticinum. Bust type F, (B). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG

Radiate, cuirassed bust right.

REV.: VIRTVS AVG Cesures: VIRT_V_S AVG

Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.

Mintmark: // PXXT

Weight: 4.15 g.
Die Axis: ?
Diameter: 21 mm.
vrtsprbSep 01, 2018
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EB0661 Aurelian / Vabalathus3 viewsAurelian (270 - 275 A.D.) and Vabalathus (267-272), billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 1 of Aurelian = 271 AD.
Obverse: [AYT KΛ] ∆ AVPHΛIANOC CЄB, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right, L-A.
Reverse: [I I A C] OVABAΛΛAΘOC AΘHN [OY AYT C ΠΩ] Laureate, diademed and draped bust of Vabalathus right, L-∆.
References: Köln 3054; Dattari 5422; Milne 4308; Curtis 1738; Emmett 3914.
Diameter: 19mm Weight: 9.456g
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Sicily, Syracuse AR Stater.17 viewsTime of Timoleon and the Third Democracy, circa 344-338 BC. Pegasos flying left / Helmeted head of Athena right, ΣVΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ around. Pegasi 2, SNG ANS 496. 8.02g, 22mm, 6h.
Near Extremely Fine. Toned.
From the collection of C.S., Germany.
4 commentsLeoSep 01, 2018
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170 - Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Antioch 13214 viewsObv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed, bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Helmeted soldier to left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield on ground at right. Horseman is bearded and falls forward reaching towards emperor (type FH3)
Minted in Antioch (Gamma | _ //ANE). A.D. 350-355
Reference:- RIC VIII, Antioch 132.
2 commentsmaridvnvmSep 01, 2018
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Vespasian RIC-71563 viewsÆ Dupondius, 10.55g
Rome mint, 74 AD
RIC 715 (C2). BMC 696.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS V CENS; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r.
Rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA; S C in field; Felicitas stg. l., with caduceus and cornucopiae
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, August 2018.

A decently sized bronze coinage was struck for Vespasian in 74. The Felicitas on the reverse symbolises the prosperity and abundance Vespasian has brought to the empire. It is easily one of the commonest reverse types of the issue.

Well centred with a few marks on the reverse.
5 commentsDavid AthertonSep 01, 2018
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Piso Frugi, AE As8 viewsRome. The Republic
L. Piso Frugi, 90 BCE
AE As (11.3g; 27mm)
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Head of Janus; I (mark of value = 1 As) above.

Reverse: Prow facing right; Victory on prow; L PISO, above prow; [FRVGI] in exergue.

References: Crawford 340/4; BMCRR Rome 2179; Sydenham 677 (R2).

Provenance: Ex NAC 92 (24 May 2016), Lot 1626.

L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi was moneyer in 90 BCE, during the time of the Social War. He later attained the office of Praetor in 74 BCE, but did not appear to distinguish himself further.

The Social War was a civil war between Rome and her Italian allies who had broken-away in a demand for citizenship rights. It was a time of massive coinage output by the Rome mints, likely to pay the costs associated with the conflict. As a result, Frugi's coins are among the most common in the entire Roman Republican series.

In addition to a copious silver coin production, Piso also struck a full complement of bronze coinage. The appearance of Victory on the prow of Piso’s asses, together with some naval imagery on his quadrantes, may either refer to a past naval victory of an ancestor or to the progress of the Social War.

Bronze coins of this era of the Republic often have pronounced casting sprues from the flan production phase of the minting process. This coin has two sprues at 1h and 7h obverse, and at 3h and 9h reverse. These are an expected part of the fabric of Roman Republican bronze coins of the Social War era.

1 commentsCarausiusSep 01, 2018
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EB0660 Aurelian / Eagle2 viewsAurelian 270-275, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 5 = 274-275.
Obverse: A K Λ ΔOM AYΡHΛIANOC CEB, laureate cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ETOYC - Є, eagle standing left, wings spread, head right, with wreath in its beak.
References: Dattari 5489.
Diameter: 22mm Weight: 9.68g
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, D. Silanus, AE As1 viewsRome. The Republic
Decimus Silanus, 91 BCE
AE As (13.46g; 28mm)
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Head of Janus; I (mark of value = 1 As) above.

Reverse: Prow facing right; D SILANVS L F, above.

References: Crawford 337/5; Sydenham 649; BMCRR 1853-8; Junia 23; RBW 1234 (this coin).

Provenance: Ex Roma Auction XI (7 Apr 2016), Lot 590; ex RBW Collection [NAC 63 (2012), Lot 9]; purchased privately from Freeman & Sear 14 Jan 2006.

The moneyer is unknown except for his coins. The As is the only denomination of bronze coin known to have been struck in Silanus’s name. There was a full series of contemporaneous, anonymous bronze coins struck in response to the Lex Papiria. It’s likely that additional bronze coin production was simply not required, and so Silanus focused on silver coin production to defray the costs of the war.

Bronze coins of this era of the Republic often have pronounced casting sprues from the flan production phase of the minting process. This coin has a sprue at 11h obverse, 7h reverse. These are an expected part of the fabric of Roman Republican bronze coins of the Social War era.
CarausiusSep 01, 2018
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, P. Clodius, AR Denarius1 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Publius Clodius M. f. Turrinus, 41 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.01g; 20mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo, facing right; lyre behind.

Reverse: Diana facing with head right, holding a torch in each hand; M.F – P.CLODIVS in fields.

References: Crawford 494/23; Sear, HCRI 184 (this coin illustrated); BMCRR 4290-1; Sydenham 1117.

Provenance: Ex The Mayflower Collection [Heritage Auction (30 April 2012), Lot 26089]; ex J. Schulman Auction 262 (14 May 1975), Lot 1249.

Nothing certain is known of this moneyer besides his coins. The Clodii were an old patrician family of Sabine origin that also had plebeian branches. It is impossible to know whether this moneyer was of the patrician or plebeian side of the family, though his use of the spelling Clodius suggests he was plebeian. Some researchers have suggested (others disagree) that he was the Clodius sent into Macedonia by Caesar in 48 BCE, who fought on the side of Antonius in the Perusine War, and who was put to death by order of Octavian in 40 BCE.
CarausiusSep 01, 2018
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EB0659 Aurelian / Eagle2 viewsAurelian 270-275, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 5 = 274-275.
Obverse: A K Λ ΔOM AYΡHΛIANOC CEB, laureate cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ETOYC - Є, eagle standing left, wings spread, head right, with wreath in its beak.
References: Dattari 5489.
Diameter: 22.5mm Weight: 7.35g
EBSep 01, 2018
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EB0658 Aurelian / Eagle2 viewsAurelian, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 6 = 275-276.
Obverse: A K Λ ΔOM AYΡHΛIANOC CEB, laureate cuirassed bust right
Reverse: ETOYC - S, eagle standing left, head right, with wreath in its beak.
References: Dattari 5477; Milne 4456; Emmett 3923.
Diameter: 20.5mm Weight: 7.96g
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Roman Imperial, Septimius Severus AE Denarius (197-198 AD)3 viewsRoman Imperial, Septimius Severus AE Denarius (197-198 AD)

L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, laureate head right.

PACI AETERNAE, Pax seated left, holding branch and scepter.

RIC 118 var, RSC 357 var, BMC 353 var
Gil-galadSep 01, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Gordian III AR Antoninianus (238-244 AD)2 viewsRoman Imperial, Gordian III AR Antoninianus (238-244 AD)

IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate draped bust right.

P M TRP V COS II P P, Apollo seated left, resting arm on lyre.

RIC 87, RSC 237
Gil-galadSep 01, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Antoninus Pius Denarius. (148-149. AD) 3 viewsRoman Imperial, Antoninus Pius Denarius. (148-149. AD)

ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XII, laureate head right.

COS IIII, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & cornucopia.

RIC 178, RSC 252, BMC 664
Gil-galadSep 01, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Septimius Severus AR Denarius (197-198 AD)1 viewsRoman Imperial, Septimius Severus AR Denarius (197-198 AD)

L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, laureate head right.

SALVTI AVGG, Salus seated left, feeding a snake coiling up from an altar out of a patera; arm on side of throne.

RIC 119a, RSC 641
Gil-galadAug 31, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Trajan AR Denarius (103-111 AD)0 viewsRoman Imperial, Trajan AR Denarius (103-111 AD)

IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP, Laureate head right.

COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Felicitas standing left, holding caducius and cornucopiae.

RIC 121, RSC 81a.
Gil-galadAug 31, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Trajan, AR denarius, (116-117 AD)3 viewsRoman Imperial, Trajan, AR denarius, (114-117 AD)

IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.

PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy over shoulder.

RIC 337, RSC 270.
Gil-galadAug 31, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Antoninus Pius AR Denarius (155-156 AD)1 viewsRoman Imperial, Antoninus Pius AR Denarius (155-156 AD)

ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II, laureate head right.

TR POT XX COS IIII, Ceres standing right, holding torch and grain-ears.

RIC 259 var
Gil-galadAug 31, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Septimius Severus Denarius (193-211 AD)0 viewsRoman Imperial, Septimius Severus Denarius (193-211 AD)

L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right.

PM TRP V COS II PP, Pax seated left, holding branch and sceptre.

RIC 490a
Gil-galadAug 31, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Septimius Severus Denarius (197-198 AD)0 viewsRoman Imperial, Septimius Severus Denarius (197-198 AD)

L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, laureate head right.

SALVTI AVGG, Salus seated left, feeding a snake coiling up from an altar out of a patera; arm on side of throne.

RIC 119a, RSC 641.
Gil-galadAug 31, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Septimius Severus Denarius. (196 AD) 1 viewsRoman Imperial, Septimius Severus Denarius. (196 AD)

L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VII, Laureate head right.

P M TR P IIII COS II P P, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left.

RIC 71a, RSC 423.
Gil-galadAug 31, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Geta Denarius. (202 AD)1 viewsRoman Imperial, Geta Denarius. (202 AD)

P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, draped bust right.

PONTIF COS, Minerva standing left with spear and leaning on shield.

RIC 34, RSC 104, BMC 446
Gil-galadAug 31, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Septimus Severus Denarius. (197-198 AD)2 viewsRoman Imperial, Septimus Severus Denarius. (197-198 AD)

L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, laureate head right.

MARTI PACIFERO, Mars standing left, right foot atop of helmet & holding branch & reversed spear.

RIC 113, RSC 315, BMC 250
Gil-galadAug 31, 2018
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Roman Imperial, Septimius Severus AR Denarius. (196-197 AD)1 viewsRoman Imperial, Septimius Severus AR Denarius. (196-197 AD)

L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right.

SECVRITAS PVBLICA, Securitas seated left, holding globe.

RIC 93, RSC 647, BMC 174
Gil-galadAug 31, 2018
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Akarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 350-320 BC 8.62g 22mm 3h5 viewsPegasos flying right,mintmark below.Head of Athena right wearing Corinthian helmet,and mintmark and serpent behind.Grant HAug 31, 2018
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S.803A Anglo-Saxon sceat4 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: Kent
Series K
Type 42
S.803A
Abramson 41-35
O: Bust right with bird in hand, looking skyward
R: Animal (?hound) rounding bush with berries

Ex- eBay
NapAug 31, 2018
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EB0657 Claudius II Gothicus / Eagle6 viewsClaudius II Gothicus 268-270, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 = 269-270.
Obverse: AVT K KΛΑVΔIOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Eagle standing right, head left, with wreath in its beak, L-B.
References: Dattari 5415.
Diameter: 21mm Weight: 8.59g
EBAug 31, 2018
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EB0656 Claudius II Gothicus / Eagle4 viewsClaudius II Gothicus 268-270, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 1 = 268-269.
Obverse: AVT K KΛΑVΔIOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Eagle standing right, head left, with wreath in its beak, LA to right.
References: Dattari 5414; Milne 4205; BMC 2331.
Diameter: 21mm Weight: 9.95g
EBAug 31, 2018
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EB0655 Claudius II Gothicus / Nike4 viewsClaudius II Gothicus 268-270, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 = 269-270.
Obverse: AVT K KΛΑVΔIOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Nike alighting right, holding wreath and filleted palm; LB in right field.
References: Milne 4228; Dattari 5402; Geissen 3041; SNG Cop 843.
Diameter: 21mm Weight: 8.821g
EBAug 31, 2018
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EB0654 Claudius II Gothicus / Eagle3 viewsClaudius II Gothicus 268-270, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 = 269-270.
Obverse: AVT K KΛΑVΔIOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Eagle standing right, head left, holding wreath in beak; L-B.
References: Köln 3027; Dattari 5415; Kampmann & Ganschow 104.17.
Diameter: 22mm Weight: 9.61g
EBAug 31, 2018
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EB0653 Claudius II Gothicus / Poseiden5 viewsClaudius II Gothicus 268-270, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 2 = 269-270.
Obverse: AVT K KΛAVΔIOC CEB, laurate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Poseidon standing left, right foot resting on dolphin, holding grain ear in right hand and trident in left, L-B ( year 2 ).
References: Dattari 5407, Milne 4254, Köln 3045, Emmett 3893.
Diameter: 23mm Weight: 10.59g
EBAug 31, 2018
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038 var. Hadrian Denarius 125-28 AD Galley right Eastern Mint17 viewsReference.
Strack *17; (for Roma mint RIC 195)

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

Rev. COS III (in ex)
Galley right with steersman and five rowers; curved stern Hortator, two sigma at stern

3.28 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
Here the strap is dotted, normally it's with a thunderbolt on his cuirass leather strap
3 commentsokidokiAug 31, 2018
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04 Constantius II4 viewsDN 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
AQS dot / star in right field
25 mm 4.38 g
Aquileia 96
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Aug 31, 2018
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Constantine 1 viewsConstantine I (307-337 AD), AE follis, Lugdunum mint, Obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG Cuirassed bust of Constantine right in high-crested helmet, Rev: VICTORIAE LAET PRINC PERP Two Victories resting VOT/PR shield on altar, two captives in exergue, 18.5 mm 3.04 gr, RIC 65.Randygeki(h2)Aug 31, 2018
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EB0652 Salonina / Eagle1 viewsSalonina (wife of Gallienus), billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 15 = 267-268.
Obverse: KOPNHΛIA CAΛWNEINA CEB, draped bust right, wearing stephane, hair in horizontal ridges and in plait looped below ear.
Reverse: reverse eagle standing right, wings open, wreath in beak, palm left, LIЄ right.
References: Dattari 5346; Milne 4189; Curtis 1642; Geissen 2983; BMC Alexandria p. 295, 2280; SNG Cop 821.
Diameter: 21.5mm Weight: 9.84g
EBAug 31, 2018
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EB0651 Gallienus / Eagle3 viewsGallienus 253-268, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 14 = 266-267.
Obverse: AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Eagle standing left, head right, with wreath in beak, palm in right field, LIΔ in left field.
References: Dattari 5283.
Diameter: 22.5mm Weight: 10.47g
EBAug 31, 2018
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EB0650 Gallienus / Eagle1 viewsGallienus 253-268, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 13 = 265-266.
Obverse: AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Eagle standing right with wreath in beak, palm across shoulder, LIΓ (year 13) in right field.
References: Cf. Dattari 5288, Curtis 1585, BMC Alexandria 2236, Milne 4119/20. Some online citations of these references have L-IΓ across fields, while some have LIΓ in right field.
Diameter: 24mm Weight: 11.07
EBAug 31, 2018
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Cr 250/1 AR Denarius M. Aburius M.F. Geminus 9 views132 B.C.E. Rome mint
(19.32 mm, 3.93 g, 7 h)
o: GEM, helmeted head of Roma right; XVI monogram below chin
r: M·ABVRI / ROMA, Sol, holding reins and whip, driving galloping quadriga right
Crawford 250/1; Aburia 6
1 commentsPMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 50/3 Æ As Anonymous [anchor] 7 viewsc. 209-208 BCE
o: Laureate head of Janus, I above
r: Prow to r.; Anchor before; I above; ROMA in ex.
(34 mm, 33.91 grams)
Crawford 50/3
weighty coin
ex RBW
PMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 244/3 AE Quadrans C. Aburius Geminus 2 views134 BCE 18.7 mm, 4.24 grams.
o: Hercules head r, 3 pellets behind
r: ROMA, M.ABVRI M.F. GEM above and below prow r., 3 dots
Crawford 244/3
Ex. RBW

PMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 56/5 AE Quadrans Anonymous 2 viewsc. 211 BCE (20.4 mm, 6.04 grams)
o: Helmeted head of Hercules right, 3 dots behind
r: ROMA - Prow to right, 3 dots behind
Crawford 56/5.
Overstruck, possibly Hieron II of Sicily with Zeus/Trident
Ex. RBW
PMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 56/3 AE Semis Anonymous 3 viewsc. 211 BCE 25.7 mm, 12.54 grams.
o: Saturn head laureate r
r: Prow r, ROMA below, S above
Crawford 56/3.
Ex. RBW collection
Coin nicer than this photo, but I am trying to round out the Cr. 56 types.
PMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 283/1a AR Denarius Q. Marcius, C. Fabius and L. Roscius 3 views 118-117 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma right, XVI monogram behind
r: Victory in galloping quadriga right, crowning horses with wreath, ROMA below, R MAR C F L R in ex.
Marcia 16; Cr.283/1a
(3.83 gm)
PMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 340/1 AR Denarius L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi 3 views90 BCE
o: Laureate head of Apollo r.; behind, *·
r: Horseman galloping r., holding whip in upraised r. hand; below, L·PISO·FRVGI/XV
18mm, 3.92g.
Calpurnia 11; Crawford 340/1
PMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 366/4 AR Denarius C. Annius 2 viewsNorth-Italy and Spain 82-81 BCE
(18mm., 3.63g.)
o: C·ANNIVS·T·F·T·N· PRO·COS·EX·S·C Diademed and draped female bust
r: Victory in quadriga r., holding reins and palm branch; above horses, XXXXVI and below, Q. In exergue, C·TARQVITI·P·F.
Annia 1; Crawford 366/4
An unusual issue as proconsul; also, bankers seemed to be somewhat dubious of this coin given all the marks.

Banker's marks on obv. and rev.,
PMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 260/1 AR Denarius T. Cloelius 3 viewsRome, 128 BCE
o: Helmeted bust of Roma right, wreath behind, ROMA below
r: Victory in biga right, ear of corn below horses, T•CLOVLI in exergue
Crawford 260/1; Cloulia 1.
(3.89g, 20mm, 11h)
PMAH#446
PMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 44/6 AR Quinarius Anonymous 2 viewsAfter 211 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma right (small, normal nose), V behind head
r: The Dioscuri riding right, stars above, ROMA in linear frame below
Crawford 44/6
PMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 453/1a AR Denarius L. Plautius Plancus 4 views47 BCE
o: Facing head of Medusa with coiled snake on either side; below, L. PLAVTIVS
r: Aurora flying right, head facing slightly left, holding palm branch and reins in each hand and conducing four horses of the Sun; below, PLANCVS Cr. 453/1a. Plautia 15
(g. 3.82 mm. 18.50)
Several vey nice specimens on these galleries, see JayT4 and Carausius for example.
Reasonable minds can differ, slightly, but this reverse is possibly the most artistic of the Republican series. This coin is decent, but some examples are breathtaking. Obviously, an infusion of Greek engravers that year. Perhaps from Alexandria or the aftermath of Pharsalus (speculating a bit here).
PMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 345/2 AR Quinarius Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Clodianus 4 viewso: Laureate head of Jupiter right
r: Victory standing right, crowning trophy with laurel-wreath
Cr. 345/2. Cornelia 51 (g. 2.12 mm. 13.00)
Nice weight for a quinarius
Say what you will about the Cornelii, but they managed to mint a tremendous number of types. I think more than any other gens. Marcii and Calpurnii are distant 2nds, I think.
PMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 337/3 AR Denarius D. Silanus L.f. 1 views91 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, C
r: Victory in biga right; in exergue, D. SILANVS L.F/ROMA
Cr. 337/3; Junia 15
(g. 3.93 mm. 17.50)
Crisp strike, nice tone
PMahAug 31, 2018
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Cr 332/1b AR Quinarius T. Cloelius 1 views98 BCE
o: Laureate head of Jupiter right; below, S and dot
r: Victory right, crowning trophy; before trophy, captive; beside, carnyx; between Victory and trophy, T. CLOVLI; in exergue, Q.
Cr. 332/1b; Cloelia 2 (g. 1.83 mm. 15.00)
PMahAug 30, 2018
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TIBERIUS (AD14-37), AE As, Lugdunum (Lyion) mint. Year 12-14 AD.3 viewsObv. Laureate head right, TI CAESAR AVGVST F IMPERAT VII, r
ev. ROM ET AVG, altar of the cult of Roma and Augustus at Lugdunum, flanked by two columns surmounted with the statue of Victory
(RIC 245; BMC 585; C37).
24mm.
Antonivs ProttiAug 30, 2018
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LINCOLN mint - quatrefoil type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer EÐELMER (= Æthelmær)4 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT REX ANGLORV.
Reverse: ✠ EÐELMER MO LINC
Ø = 18,50mm
Weight = 1,03 gram

Provenance:
•Privately purchased from Anglo Saxon Coins, May 2018
•Found in Tetford, Lincolnshire 1 September 2005 (Recorded: EMC. 2006.0016; PAS. DENO-00C081)
RomaVictorAug 30, 2018
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CHESTER mint - pointed helmet type AR penny Cnut the Great - moneyer LEOFPINE (= Lēofwine)1 viewsObverse: ✠ CNVT RECX A:
Reverse: ✠ LEʘFPINE ʘN LEIC
Ø = 18mm
Weight = 1,11 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Fritz Rudolf Kunker eLive auction 50, lot 218, 18-19 July 2018
RomaVictorAug 30, 2018
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -3 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– BONETAE AVG (sic), Moneta standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 193
Reference(s) – RIC - (unlisted cf. 359A, which is scarce citing RD). RSC -. BMCRE - .

A reverse die match to my example with the AVG II C obverse legend
maridvnvmAug 30, 2018
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 3526 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– BONI EVENTVS, Fides (Bonus Eventus - RIC) standing left holding basket of fruits in right hand, grain ears in left.
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194
Ref:– RIC 352 (Scarce). RSC 66

3.03g, 17.99mm, 0o
1 commentsmaridvnvmAug 30, 2018
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132 - Probus - RIC 099 - Bust Type C (Lugdunum) (III)4 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; seen from the rear
Rev:– SPES PROBI AVG, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising robe
Minted in Lugdunum (III in exe) Emission 7, Officina 3. A.D. 281
Reference:– Cohen 708. Bastien 324 (12 examples cited). RIC 99 Bust type C (C)

x.x gms
x.x mm
maridvnvmAug 30, 2018
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132 - Probus - RIC 100 - Bust Type F (Lugdunum) (III)4 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SPES PROBI AVG, Spes walking left, holding flower and raising robe
Minted in Lugdunum (III in exe) Emission 7, Officina 3. A.D. 281
Reference:– Cohen 708. Bastien 328. RIC 100 Bust type F (Scarce)

3.09 gms
22.60mm
maridvnvmAug 30, 2018
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EB0649 Gallienus / Homonia2 viewsGallienus 253-268, billon tetradrachm of Alexandria, year 15 = 267-268.
Obverse: AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB, Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Homonia standing facing, head left. Holding double cornucopiae right, raised hand left. Palm in lower right field, regnal year LIЄ in lower left.
References: Emmett 3816(15), Milne 4165, Dattari 5247.
Diameter: 21.5mm Weight: 8.945g
EBAug 30, 2018
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EB0648 Gallienus / Eagle7 viewsGallienus, 253-268 AD, AE Tetradrachm of Alexandria, Year 9 = 261/262.
Obverse: AVT K Π ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB, Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ENATOY, Eagle standing left, wreath in beak, palm over right wing, L in right field
References: Emmett 3802; Milne 4070-1; Curtis 1582-3; BMC 2235; Dattari 5286.
Diameter: 22.5mm Weight: 11.21g
1 commentsEBAug 30, 2018
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554 Hadrian Dupondius 118 AD Roma & Hadrian19 viewsReference.
RIC 554. C. 92. BMC 1138. Hill 57

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

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II / ADVENTVS AVG SC
Helmeted figure of Roma seated right on cuirass, holding spear and clasping hands with Hadrian, who stands left.

13.80 gr
29 mm
6h

Note.
Ex Lanz 94 lot 505 1999
Ex Lanz 106 lot 391 2001
Ex Lanz 114 lot 362 2003
2 commentsokidokiAug 30, 2018
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Cr 217/1 AR Denarius C. Terentius Lucanus 11 views147 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, X and small Victory
r: The Dioscuri galloping right; below horses, C. TER.LVC. In exergue, ROMA.
Cr. 217/1. Terentia 10
(g. 3.59 mm. 18.00).
1 commentsPMahAug 30, 2018
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Cr 236/1 AR Denarius M. Baebius Q. f. Tampilus 4 views137 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma left, X below chin, TAMPIL behind
r: Apollo in quadriga right, ROMA below horses, M. BAEBI. Q. F. in exergue
Cr. 236/1. Baebia 12.
(g. 3.93 mm. 19.00)
1 commentsPMahAug 30, 2018
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Cr 245/1 AR Denarius M. Marcius Mn. f. 1 views134 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; below chin, X; behind, modius
r: Victory in biga right; below, M MARC/ROMA divided by two corn-ears.
Cr. 245/1. Marcia 8
(g. 3.93 19.00 mm)
PMahAug 30, 2018
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Cr 261/1 AR Denarius Cn. Domitius Ahenobarbus 4 views128 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, corn-ear; before, X
r: Victory in biga right, holding reins and whip; above, ROMA; below, man fighting lion (or hound?); in exergue, CN DOM.
Cr. 261/1. Domitia 14.
(g. 3.81 mm. 19.00 )
PMahAug 30, 2018
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1 viewsAntonivs ProttiAug 30, 2018
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2 viewsAntonivs ProttiAug 30, 2018
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Cr 327/1 AR Denarius M. Servilius C.f. 6 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 commentsPMahAug 30, 2018
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Cr 28/3 AR Quadrigatus Anonymous 1 viewsDebased Quadrigatus, 225-215 BCE
o: Laureate head of Janus
r: Jupiter in quadriga driven by Victory right; below, ROMA in relief in linear frame.
Cr. 28/3. Syd. 68.
(g. 5.36 mm. 20.00)
Debased war issue, probably quite debased as there is almost a brasssy tone to the silver.
PMahAug 30, 2018
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hj6.28.38.51 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIAMAICA AVΓ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ CEΛEV(KO)V M(AP)KIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Fortuna standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopia. E in left field above arm.
27 mm, 13.84 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.38.5
Charles MAug 30, 2018
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Friedrich von Pluvoise (1171-1173 A.D.)16 viewsFRANCE, Provincial
Metz (évêché)
AR Denier
O: FRIDERICS, Bareheaded and draped bust left.
R: (rose) METE[N]SIS, Cross path with central pellet; crescent in second quarter, rosette in third quarter.
.76g
15mm
Robert 1; Boudeau 1623; Roberts 8856

AKA Frédéric de Pluvoise
2 commentsMatAug 30, 2018
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Cr 56/5 Æ Quadrans Anonymous 3 viewsAnonymous Sextantal series. After 211 BCE.
o: Head of Hercules right; behind, three pellets
r: Prow right; above, ROMA; below, three pellets.
Cr. 56/5. (g. 5.83 mm. 20.00)
Nice earthen olive-green patina
PMahAug 30, 2018
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Cr 114/3 Æ Semis Anonymous [Rostrum tridens] 3 viewsRostrum tridens (second) series.
Probably a late unofficial issue, after 82 BCE
o: Laureate head of Saturn right; behind, S.
r: Prow right; above, rostrum tridens; before, S; below, ROMA.
Cf. Cr. 114/3. (g. 9.08 mm. 24.00)
Coarse style and light?
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Cr 187/1 AR Denarius Furius Purpurio 2 views169-158 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, X
r: Luna in biga right; murex shell above, PVR below; in exergue, ROMA in linear frame.
Cr. 187/1. Furia 13 (g. 3.88 mm. 18.00)
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Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT K M] AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, wreath in beak.
25 mm, 8.97 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.1.10
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Cr 191/a Æ As Anonymous VAL 1 viewsValerius (?).c. 169-158 BCE
o: Laureate head of Janus; above, I
r: Prow right; above, VAL ligate; before, I; below, ROMA.
Cr. 191/1. Valeria 1. (34.78g 34.00mm)
Earthen dark green patina -- photos not great
Overweight for type?
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Cr 56/4 Æ Triens Anonymous 1 viewsafter 211 B.C.E. (25.8 mm, 10.73 g, 4 h). Sardinia mint.
o: Helmeted head of Mercury right, four pellets above
r: ROMA, prow of galley right; four pellets below. Crawford 56/4
Ex RBW collection
This coin is a bit rough but I thought I should put up at least one of each denomination of Anonymous Crawford 56 types.
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANT(ΩN)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), basket with fruit
16 mm, 2.62 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.52.1
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Cr 277/1 AR Denarius Q. Minucius Rufus 1 views122 B.C.E. (18.60 mm, 3.79 g, 1 h). Rome mint.
o: RVF, helmeted head of Roma right; mark of value X below chin
r: Q MINV, Dioscuri riding right, ROMA in exergue.
Crawford 277/1
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Cr 324/5b AR Denarius C. Vibius C.f. Pansa 1 views90 B.C.E. (16.5 mm, 3.70 g, 6 h). Rome mint.
o: PANSA, laureate head of Apollo right, liitus below chin
r: C·VIBIVS·CF, Minerva driving quadriga right, holding reins and spear.
Crawford 324/5b
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Cr 340/4 Æ As L. Calpurnius L.f. L.n. Piso Frugi 1 views 90 B.C.E. (27.43 mm, 13.84 g, 5 h). Rome mint.
o: Laureate head of bearded Janus; I above
r: L PISO / FRVGI, prow of galley right, on which stands Victory right, holding palm frond.
Crawford 340/4
Ex RBW Collection
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Cr 117/A/1 AR Denarius Anonymous [Rudder] 1 viewsc. 206-195 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, X
r: The Dioscuri galloping right; below, rudder and ROMA in partial tablet.
Cr. 117 A/1;RSC Anon. 20y (g. 3.62 mm. 19.50)
a bit scarce

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Cr 235/1a AR Denarius Sex. Pompeius Fostlus 2 views137 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; below chin, X; behind, jug
r: SEX. POM FOSTLVS. She-wolf suckling twins; behind, ficus Ruminalis; in left field, the shepherd Faustulus leaning on staff; in exergue, ROMA.
Cr. 235/1a. Pompeia 1. (g. 3.91 mm. 20.00)
This one's quite nice, pix do not do it justice.
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Cr 268/1b AR Denarius Numerius Fabius Pictor 1 views126 BCE
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, X; below chin, letter
r: Q. Fabius Pictor, as Flamen Quirinalis,seated left, shield at side inscribed QVI/RIN, holding apex and spear;
on right, N. FABI; on left, PICTOR; in exergue, ROMA; behind head [letter]
Cr. 268/1b. Fabia 11. (g. 3.87 mm. 17.00)
Scarcer type. Iridescent cabinet toning
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Cr 383/1 AR Denarius Ti. Claudius Ti. f. Ap. n. Nero 6 views79 BCE
o: Draped bust of Diana right, bow and quiver on shoulder; before chin, SC
r: Victory in prancing biga right, palm-branch and reins in left hand and wreath in right; below horses, LXI. In exergue, TI. CLAVD. TI. F/AP. N.
Cr. 383/1 (g. 4.20 mm. 18.50) -- relatively heavy for type
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Cr 333/1 AR Quinarius C. Egnatuleius C.f. 1 views 97 BCE
o: Laureate head of Apollo right; below, Q; behind, C. EGNATVLEI. C. F.
r: Victory left inscribing shield attached to trophy; beside trophy, carnix; between Victory and trophy, Q; in exergue, ROMA.
Cr. 333/1
(g. 1.90 mm. 16.00 )
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01 Constantius II8 viewsConstantius II AE3. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman, hair straight up, reaching, ALEA in ex. Alexandria 822 commentsRandygeki(h2)Aug 30, 2018
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06 Constantius II10 viewsD N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed right/ FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, spearing a fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian? helmet, clutching , Gamma left
CONSI Star in ex
RIC 81
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Lucilla as Juno, Rome2 viewsObv. LVCILLA AVGVSTA.
Rev. IVNO S - C Juno standing left, holding patera and sceptre peacock at her feet.
References: RIC (Aur) 1744
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DIVUS MARCUS AURELIUS. Died 180 AD. Æ As . Struck under Commodus, 180 AD.2 viewsObv. Bare head right.
Rev. Eagle standing right on garlanded altar, head left.
References: RIC III 664 (Commodus); MIR 18, 479-7/10; BMCRE 405 (Commodus); Cohen 86. VF, olive-green patina
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