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Titus RIC-1553 viewsĆ Sestertius, 22.74g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
RIC 155 (C). BMC 171.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., with branch and cornucopiae
Acquired from Marti Numismatics, January 2019.

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

Worn, but in exceptionally fine style with an appealing dark patina.
1 commentsDavid AthertonJan 22, 2019
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Severus Alexander / RIC 288 var.1 viewsDenarius, 222-224 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAD AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: LIBERTAS AVG / Aequitas standing, holding scales and cornucopiae.
3.12 gm., 18.5 mm.
RIC #288 var.

The most interesting thing about this coin is the die error on the reverse. With the legend LIBERTAS AVG, the figure should be Libertas, holding a pileus and sceptre. Instead the figure is of Aequitas, holding scales and cornucopiae.

This very coin was apparently discussed and pictured in Moneytrend 9, 2008, pp 146 f. and plate 27.
CallimachusJan 22, 2019
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 29938 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.13 g, 12 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right.
- Price 2999. A rare early and unusual issue from Tarsos bearing no symbol.
1 commentsNemonaterJan 21, 2019
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 29937 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.25 g, 4 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O:Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, A.
- Price 2993.
1 commentsNemonaterJan 21, 2019
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Alexander III Price 30007 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.16 g, 3 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, B.
- Price 3000.
1 commentsNemonaterJan 21, 2019
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bmc100 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: KAP..., crescent, horns upwards, with pendent fillets, placed on base; between horns star of six points.
15 mm, 2.69 gms

BMC 10 (Caracalla), Mionnet 31 (Elagabalus)
Charles MJan 21, 2019
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bmc140 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...ANTWNεI…, radiate head right.
Rev: KAP...OM..., crescent, hrons upwards, with pendent fillets and small globe below; between horns six pellets surrounding central pellet..
15 mm, 2.69 gms

BMC 14
Charles MJan 21, 2019
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Byzantine Seal of Athanasios 7th Century1 viewsOBVERSE
Bust of the Virgin with medallion between two short crosses. Thin wreath border.
pogh_poorJan 21, 2019
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Byzantine Seal of Athanasios 7th Century1 viewsREVERSE
Cruciform monogram. Wreath border. Ἀθανασίου (Seal of) Athanasios
pogh_poorJan 21, 2019
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Alexius I AR Histamenon nomisma3 viewsAlexius I Comnenus (1081-118). Pre – reform silver histamenon nomisma. Thessalonica mint, struck 1082-1087. 27 mm, 3.46 g. Obv: + KЄ RO AΛЄZIω / IC - XC. Facing bust of Christ Pantokrator. Rev: (ΔIMITI ΔЄCΠITH). St. Demetrius standing right, holding sword and presenting patriarchal cross set on globe on two steps to Alexius standing facing. Sear 1905.maxthraxJan 21, 2019
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2078 IONIA, Ephesus Hadrian, Wreath2 viewsReference
RPC III, 2078; SNG COP. -. SNG v. Aulock -. SNG München -. BMC -

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕ СΕΒΑСΤΗ СΑΒΕΙΝΑ
Laureate head of Hadrian, l. looking r. facing draped bust of Sabina with hair coiled and piled on top of head above double stephane, r., looking l.

Rev. ΕΦΕ/СΙΩΝ
Wreath

7.75 gr
22 mm
h
okidokiJan 21, 2019
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Cr 85/7 AE Uncia Anonymous "H Series"0 viewsc. 211-210 b.c.e. mint in South East Italy 4.01 gm; 17.50 mm
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, pellet (= value = 1)
r: ROMA. Prow right; before, H; below, pellet.
A rarer coin.
Much, much nicer in hand than photos.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 228/2 AR Denarius C. Valerius C.f. Flaccus1 views140 b.c.e. 3.74 gm; 19.00 mm
o: Helmeted head of Roma right, X behind
r: Victory in biga right, [FLAC] above, C. VAL. C. F. below horses, ROMA in exergue.
A very standard type.
Except for the off-center loss of part of the reverse top inscription, a nice strike and nice coin.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 253/1 AR Denarius L. Opimius1 views131 b.c.e. 3.95 gm; 17.50 mm
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; below chin, *; behind, wreath
r: Victory in quadriga right; below, M·OPEIMI. In exergue, ROMA.

Nice toning on this coin, lost a bit in photo.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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cr 286/1 AR Denarius M. Sergius Silus3 views116-115 b.c.e. 3.84 gm; 18.00 mm.
o: Helmeted head of Roma right; before, EX. S.C; behind, ROMA and *
r: Horseman left, holding sword and a severed head in left hand; below horse, Q / [M.] SERGI; in exergue, SILVS.
A special issue, by Senate decree, Sergius holding the fiscal office of Quaestor. Another dynamic decapitation, this coin retaining the facial expressions of the recently-deceased barbarian.
The photo is a bit washed-out, but the excellent obverse strike is apparent.
2 commentsPMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 304/1 AR Denarius L. Memmius2 views 109-108 b.c.e 3.93 gm; 19.50 mm
o: Young male head right (Apollo?), wearing oak-wreath; before, *
r: Dioscuri standing facing between their horses, each holding spear; in exergue, L. MEMMI.
This reverse breaks with the (boring) tradition of The Galloping Dioscuri reverse and presents a bold, frontal, sculptural presentation, similar to the sculptural group in front of the Quirinale Palace.
1 commentsPMahJan 21, 2019
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AD 138-161 - ANTONINVS PIVS3 viewsAntoninus Pius

Titus Aelius Hadrianus Antoninus Augustus Pius, 19 September 86 – 7 March 161, was Roman emperor from 138 to 161. He was one of the "Five Good Emperors".

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 21, 2019
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Asia Minor, Mysia, RPC, Pergamon, Antoninus Pius, Serapis 2 viewsAntoninus Pius
Pergamon, Mysia
Magistrate Quartos (strategos for the second time)
AE 21, c. AD 144-158
Obv.: ΑV ΤΙ ΑΙ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate head of Antoninus Pius, r.
Rev.: ƐΠΙ СΤΡ ΚοVΑΡΤοV ΤΟ Β ΠƐΡΓΑ, Serapis seated left, extending arm over Cerberus, holding long sceptre
AE, 7.23g, 21mm
Ref.: RPC IV 3195, Weisser 610, BMC 281, Cop 484
shanxiJan 21, 2019
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RPC - Egypt, Alexandria, AD 149/150, Faustina II, Dikaiosyne7 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: L ΙΓ (year 13), Dikaiosyne seated left, holding scales and cornucopia
Billon, 13.46g
Ref.: RPC online 13660, D 3239, Geissen 1949, M 2040
Ex Kölner Münzkabinett
2 commentsshanxiJan 21, 2019
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Egypt, Alexandria, AD 149/150, Faustina II, Dikaiosyne4 viewsFaustina II
Alexandria
Billon-Tetradrachm
Obv.: ΦAYCTIN CEBACTH, draped bust right
Rev.: L ΙΓ (year 13), Dikaiosyne seated left, holding scales and cornucopia
Billon, 13.46g
Ref.: RPC online 13660, D 3239, Geissen 1949, M 2040
Ex Kölner Münzkabinett
1 commentsshanxiJan 21, 2019
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Alexander (Tyrannus) of Carthage6 viewsAlexander of Carthage. Usurper, AD 308-310.
Ć Follis (21.5mm, 5.26 g, 6h). Carthago (Carthage) mint.
IMP ALEXANDER P F AVG, laureate head right
[S P Q R OPT]IMO PRINCIPI, aquila between two signa, one on left surmounted by hand, one on right surmounted by wreath; PK.
RIC VI 72 (R3); Salama type X, portrait style G. VF, green patina, earthen encrustation. Very rare reverse type.

CNG Coins Triton XXII Auction, Lot 1170.
2 commentsMark ZJan 21, 2019
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Cr 185/3 Ć Triens Terentius Varo1 viewscirca 169-158 b.c.e., 22 mm, 6.88 gm.
o: Helmeted head of Minerva r.; above, four pellets
r: Prow r.; above, VARO and before, four pellets. Below, ROMA.
Terentia 6.
ex RBW Collection
Hard to get excited about this particular coin, but the type is relatively rare.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 201/2 Ć As C. Scribonius 1 viewscirca 154 b.c.e. 30 mm, 21.38 gm.
o: Laureate head of Janus; above, mark of value "I"
r: Prow r.; above, C·SCR and before, mark of value. Below, ROMA.
Scribonia 2
Although quite worn, the centering of the reverse is quite good, as sometimes it is difficult to determine the initial of the moneyer's praenomen.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 250/2 Ć Quadrans M. Aburi M.f. Gem1 viewsc. 132 b.c.e. 19 mm, 6.70 gm.
o: Head of Hercules r., wearing lion’s skin; behind, three pellets and below neck truncation, club
r: M·ABVRI MF / GEM Prow r.; before, three pellets and below, ROMA.
Aburia 7
E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection (which was very, very large)
Nicely struck, despite wear. Nice dark brown patina.
More to follow on this type.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 421/1 AR Denarius M. Nonius Sufenas5 viewscirca 57- 59 b.c.e., 17.5mm., 3.97gms.
o: SVFENAS – S·C Head of Saturn r.; in l. field, harpa and conical stone
r: PR·L·V·P·F Roma seated l. on pile of arms, holding sceptre and sword, crowned by Victory standing behind her; in exergue, SEX·NONI·. Nonia 1.
The reverse inscription expands as : PR[aetor] L[vdos] V[ictoriae] P[rimus] F[ecit]. Interesting back-story crammed into a busy reverse. The moneyer's father (or grandfather) while Praetor, was the First to "Make" the Games of Victory [of Sulla]. The son's willingness to advertise this on his coins was rather aggressive, considering Sulla's reputation was rapidly declining and his father was a mere partisan despite sponsoring one round of games, and he himself no more popular even though he became praetor, somewhat underlined by this being the first and only "Nonia" issue. Presumably he had faith in Pompey, who was the most enduring and successful of the Sullan partisans and seen as the senior in the power-sharing "First Triumvirate". This bet seemingly did not work out well, but the specifics are not available.
3 commentsPMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 313/4 Ć Quadrans L. Memmius Galeria1 viewsc. 106 b.c.e., 18 mm, 4.16 gms.
o: Head of Hercules r., wearing lion’s skin; behind, three pelelts
r: Three pellets above /L·MEMMI above Prow r., with head of Venus decorating acrostolium; before, Cupid placing wreath on its top and below, ROMA.
Memmia 5. Sydenham 575b.
One has to squint, a bit, at the interersting reverse to see Venus and Cupid on the reverse, but Cupid is facing left and stretching very hard towards the acrostolium, wings fluttering behind. The "eye" and the "X" oar-box are clear, as are the stylized waves.
ex RBW Collection (not NAC sales)
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 350B/1 AE Semis Anonymous1 views86 b.c.e. 5.89 gms 21.50 mm
o: Laureate head of Saturn right; behind, S
r: ROMA. Prow left; before, S.
Prow - left are always scarcer than Prow- right.
Although this coin's best days are behind it, the reverse still shows considerable detailing at the water-line, the rostrum, and on the main-deck. The superstructure seems to have been neglected. nicer color than photo.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 352/1 AR Denarius L. Iulius Bursio1 views85 bce; 3.83 gms; 20.50 mm
o: Male head right, with attributes of Apollo (youthful head), Mercury (winged headress) and Neptune (trident); behind, rudder.
r: Victory in quadriga right; above, numeral [xv??]; in exergue, L. IVLI. BVRSIO
This is an odd type, combining attributes of three gods on the obverse with an extremely mundane reverse. The rudder die mark is fairly rare, and I have not seen another published example. Any Republican type with a wide variety of die marks and numbers will end up representlng a large issue. I will update this posting soon, when I retrieve my Crawford set.
This coin, despite the deposits, is in excellent condition.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 183/1 Ć As Anonymous [wolf/twins]0 views169-158 b.c.e. (31mm, 26.29g, 7h).
o:Laureate head of bearded Janus
r: Prow of galley r.; above, she-wolf standing r., suckling Romulus and Remus
This reverse is rather unusual, in that it depicts the foundation story of Rome with bare minimum lines, which is depicted on later denarii in considerable detail, if not particular artistry. I have only one coin of this type, which seems to have suffered in striking due to the rather shallow twins and almost smudged prow.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 259/1 AR Denarius Q. Marcius Q.n. Philippus1 views129 b.c.e ;17 mm, 3.73 gm
o: Helmeted head of Roma right, with star on neck-guard; * mark of value behind
r: Q · P(HI)LIP[VS] below, [ROMA] in ex, Macedonian horseman riding right; Macedonian helmet to left
For those of you who may say "Macedonian helmet????" on reverse, the highly-stylized mark represents such a helmet, perhaps engraved by someone who had never seen a Macedonian helmet, or, as in the case of the moneyer, had heard a description from his grandfather.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 282/5 AR Denarius1 views118 b.c.e. 20 mm, 3.86 gm
o: L · PORCI LICI, head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet; * mark behind
r: L · LIC · CN · DOM in exergue, Gallic warrior (Bituitus?), hurling spear and holding shield and carnyx, driving biga right.
Sydenham 520; Porcia 8
The reverse centering on this coin is not ideal, but the obverse is nicely centered and the serration is perhaps showing natural wear. (I am not certain.) The reverse strike is good.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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castelin121 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate head left, below eagle flying right.
Rev: Vexillum; in left field, unclear symbol/unclear symbol; in right field, IIII/unclear symbol.
15 mm, 4.50 gms

Castelin 12
Charles MJan 21, 2019
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Cr 380/1 AR Denarius C. POBLICIUS Q.F.2 views80 b.c.e. 3.8 gm.; 18 mm.
o: ROMA. Helmeted and draped bust of Roma right; F above.
r: C POBLICI Q F. Hercules standing left, wrestling the Nemean Lion; club below, quiver with bow and arrows to left, F above.
I. for one, feel that the Nemean Lion got a raw deal. Apart from having a demi-god out to get him, his skin became Hercules's "look". But Hercules was so...dense that he needed Athena to explain how to skin the poor lion -- which, in the typical way, makes the protagonist seem like a dim-wit. If you need a top-notch goddess to help you, then perhaps your accomplishment is at least 2nd rate.
A few elements of the inscription are weak, but the banker's marks are strong lettering. The serration looks entirely original to me.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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castelin030 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate head right, below eagle flying right.
Rev: Vexillum, in left field, unclear symbol/reverse P; in right field, IIII/S.
15 mm, 4.76 gms

Castelin 3
Charles MJan 21, 2019
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Cr. 340/4 AR Denarius L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi1 views90 BC.
O: Head of Janus, laureate.
R: L PISO, prow right, with Victory standing right, palm branch over shoulder, FRVGI
11.31 gms; 28.00 mm
(You have to use your imagination to find most of the reverse inscription on this coin, a relatively late bronze which would have seen a lot of circulation. Victoria is very clear.)
PMahJan 21, 2019
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castelin05var0 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT KM(…), laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Vexillum with Sagittarius right; in left field, III/ unclear symbol; in right field, reverse C/P.
17mm, 5.56 gms

Castelin 5 variant (Bust type and no eagle on obverse)
Charles MJan 21, 2019
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S.860 Eanred (Herreth)1 viewsSceat of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Herreth
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 860
O: +EANRED DEX
R: +HERRED

Ex- eBay, Spink
NapJan 21, 2019
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Cr 342/5a AR Denarius C. Vibius C. f. Pansa0 views90 BC. 3.88 gms 18.00 mm
O: Head of Apollo right, laureate.
R: Minerva in quadriga right; holding reins, spear and trophy; above, flying Victoria; C VIBIVS CF in ex.
I cannot quite make out the control mark before chin.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Cr 345/1 AR Denarius Cn. Lentulus Clodianus0 views88 b.c.e. 3.80 gm; 18.50 mm
o: Helmeted bust of Mars, seen from behind, head right
r: Victory in biga right; in exergue, CN. LENTVL
A very typical presentation of "head and horses".... except that view is slightly over the should of Mars. This view, which I have flagged on other coins, is not common. Question: Why, and why did this view end
PMahJan 21, 2019
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S.865 Aethelred II (Eanred)1 viewsStyca of Aethelred II, king of Northumbria (first reign) 841-844
Moneyer: Eanred
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 865
O: +EDILRED REX
R: +EANRED
Motif: 1/1

Variety with a pellet in one quadrant of the obverse central cross. Similar pellet-in-single-cross-qudrant is sometimes encountered on later Saxon coinage and may indicate a certain ecclesiastical mark, but it is rarely found on stycas.

Ex- CNG
NapJan 21, 2019
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Cr 348/1 AR Denarius L. Rubrius Dossenus1 views3.26 gms 19.00 mm

o: Laureate head of Jupiter right, sceptre over shoulder, DOSSEN behind
r: Triumphal quadriga rt decorated with thunderbolt, Victory above; RVBRI in ex.
Jupiter's thunderbolt, in the Roman style, is remarkably clear on this otherwise weak reverse strike. The nice centering helps.
PMahJan 21, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius0 viewsVespasian, 69-79. Denarius 74, Rome.
3.17 g
Obv: Head Laureate right IMP CAESAR VESP AVG
Rev:Emperor with branch and scepter on a Curule chair.
PON MAX TRP COS V
RIC II / 1, 683, C. 363.
Ex: Dr. Busso Peus Nach. January 19, 2018
orfewJan 21, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius0 viewsDomitian
A.D. 81
AR Denarius
(18x19) mm (3.2) g
Obv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M; laureate head right.
Rev: COS VII DES VIII P P; Seat, draped; above, semicircular triangular frame decorated with three crescents.
RIC II Rome 32 (R)
Purchased from Victor Clark January 19,2018
orfewJan 21, 2019
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Hartill 16.93, Schjöth 497, Fisher's Ding 9040 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Ren Zong (1022-1063), Reign Title Huang Song (1056-1063)
1 cash (cast bronze), 3.60 g., 25.11 mm.

Obv: Huang Song tong bao (Seal script; top of Huang curved, bao a rounded square)

Rev: Blank

Hartill rarity 15

ex Forvm Ancient Coins (bulk lot)
StkpJan 21, 2019
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067 Maximus (235-238 A.D. as Caesar), RIC IV 13, AE-Sestertius, Roma, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar standing left in military attire, #16 views067 Maximus (235-238 A.D. as Caesar), RIC IV 13, AE-Sestertius, Roma, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar standing left in military attire, #1
avers: MAXIMVS CAES GERM, Bare, draped bust right.
reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Caesar standing left in military attire, holding short scepter and transverse spear, two standards behind.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 29,0-30,0mm, weight: 18,73g, axis: 0h,
mint: Roma, date: 235-238 AD., ref: RIC IV 13, BMCRE 213, Cohen 14, BMC 213, RCTV 8411,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 21, 2019
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13.04. Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 13.04./a1d2.04./235., H-050, CNH I.-059, U-043, #015 views13.04. Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 13.04./a1d2.04./235., H-050, CNH I.-059, U-043, #01
avers: REX BELA, Crowned head facing, the border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of legend, cross in a circle with wedges in the angles, line border.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 11,0-11,5mm, weight: 0,47g, axis: 9h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-050, CNH I.-059, Unger-043, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 13.04./a1d2.04./235.,
Q-001
quadransJan 20, 2019
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CÁC II. 20.21.1.1./c3.01./33v., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-181, CNH I.-162, U-095, #018 viewsCÁC II. 20.21.1.1./c3.01./33v., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-181, CNH I.-162, U-095, #01
avers: Four connected curves containing crosses, a cross of Saint Andrew with dots in the angles in the center, a border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in the angles, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,5 mm, weight: 0,18g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-181, CNH I.-162, Unger-095,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.21.1.1./c3.01./33v.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 20, 2019
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Probus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding pugio in right hand.
CONCORD MILIT; Emperor standing right, clasping hand of Concordia; T in field.
Ex: XXI
Siscia
RIC 656var.
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJan 20, 2019
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Probus7 viewsAE-Abschlag
SOL CONIS PROBI AVG; Jugate busts left of Probus helmeted, cuirassed, with spear and shield, and Sol radiate.
P M TR P V COS III PP . ; Radiate lion walking left.
Ex: SERD
Serdica
RIC - ; Bastien Le Buste monétaire; Pl. 123; 1 for same obverse die. There with different reverse die missing "V" in reverse legend.
2 commentsJulianus of PannoniaJan 20, 2019
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Hadrianus, sestertius5 viewsHadrianus, sestertius.
22,97 g. 32,79 mm.
obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS / Laureate bust of Hadrian facing right with drapery on left shoulder.
Rev. COS. III. S. C. / Aequitas standing left, holding scale and rod.
RIC 637, Cohen 385.
Ex Emilio Tevere.
1 commentsMarsmanJan 20, 2019
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Carausius Antoninianus - PAX AVG4 viewsCarausius Antoninianus

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

Reverse:
PAX AVG
Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre.

RIC Vii 881
Harry GJan 20, 2019
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Allectus Quinarius - VIRTVS AVG8 viewsAllectus Quinarius

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

Reverse:
VIRTVS AVG
Galley sailing left. QC in exergue.

Camulodunum mint

RIC Vii 128f
Harry GJan 20, 2019
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Otacilia Severa Antoninianus7 viewsOtacilia Severa Antoninianus

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

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

RIC 123c
2 commentsHarry GJan 20, 2019
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Greek, Italy, LUCANIA, Velia. Circa 300-280 BC. AR Nomos5 views22mm, 7.46 g, 11h
Philistion Group. Helmeted head of Athena right, griffin on bowl / Lion standing right; die erasure below. Williams 394 (O197/R278); HN Italy 1301; SNG ANS 1397; SNG Ashmolean 1392; BMC 110; McClean 1470 (all from the same dies). VF, toned.
Ex Seaby Coin & Medal Bulletin 818 (March 1987), no. B34.
3 commentsLeoJan 20, 2019
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0681 Hadrian half AS Roma 124-28 AD Griffin right12 viewsReverence.
RIC 681; RIC 681; BMC -; Strack 624; van Heesch 150/9b; CRS 30; McAlee 549; C. 433

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

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

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

7.02 gr
23 mm
12h
4 commentsokidokiJan 20, 2019
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Artemis, Lykia, Masikytes1 viewsLykia, Masikytes
Obv.: Draped bust of Artemis left, bow and quiver over shoulder.
AR, 0.92g, 12mm


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 20, 2019
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Artemis, Ionia, Ephesus2 viewsIonia, Ephesus
Rev.: ЄΦЄCIΩN, Artemis driving biga of stags right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow.
AE, 3.15g, 17mm

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 20, 2019
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Amazon Kyme, Horse, Tetradrachm6 viewsAiolis, Kyme
Tetradrachm
ca. 165-140 BC
Amphiktyon, magistrate
Obv.: Head of the Amazon Kyme right, wearing tainia
Rev.: ΚΥΜΑΙΩΝ, Horse prancing right; one-handled cup below, AMΦIKTYΩN in exergue; all within wreath.
AR, 31.6mm, 16.47g
Ref.: BMC 83, Oakley 77
1 commentsshanxiJan 20, 2019
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1498, AR Brakteat, Raven, Circle6 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
AR Brakteat
AD 1498
Obv.: ​Head of raven left within closed circle and dotted circle
Rev.: -
AR, 0.31g, 17.4mm
Ref.: Freiburger Münzen und Medaillen No. 14
2 commentsshanxiJan 20, 2019
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Denar, RIC 3, p.271, 714 - Faustina II, Salus seated1 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair tied in bun, diadem
Rev.: SALVS, Salus seated left, feeding snake twined around altar
Ag, 3.07g, 17x18.8mm
Ref.: RIC III 714, CRE 213 [C]
shanxiJan 20, 2019
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11.12. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.12./h1.02./42., H--, CNH I.--, U--, #0118 views11.12. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.12./h1.02./42., H--, CNH I.--, U--, #01
avers: +CALMAN REX, cross between two vertical lines amongst four dots in quadrilobe, the border of dots.
reverse: +LADLAVS RE/+LADLAVSE or illegible legend, cross in a circle with wedges in the angles, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,0 mm, weight: 0,50 g, axis:3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár--, CNH I.--, Unger--, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.12./h1.02./42.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 20, 2019
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11.06. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.06./b2.04./37., H-035, CNH I.-043, U-026, #0115 views11.06. Kálmán., (Koloman the Bibliophile) King of Hungary, (1095-1116 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 11.06./b2.04./37., H-035, CNH I.-043, U-026, #01
avers: LA BV HA RE, Cross in a circle of dots, with two lines crossing the arms and wedges on the ends, the border of dots.
reverse: +LADISLAVS RE (sometimes, Illegible legend), cross in a circle with wedges in the angles, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5 mm, weight: 0,55 g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-035, CNH I.-043, Unger-026, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 11.06./b2.04./37.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 20, 2019
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 240-228 BC. AR Nomos4 views18mm, 5.94 g, 6h
Kallikrates, magistrate. Warrior riding right, head facing, extending right hand to receive crowning Nike, flying right; monogram to left, magistrate’s name in two lines below
Phalanthos riding dolphin left, holding trident and Nike; NE monogram to right.
Vlasto 964; HN Italy 1059. VF, darkly toned, some marks under tone.
LeoJan 20, 2019
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GREEK, Italy, Calabria, Taras. Time of Hannibal, c. 212-209 BC. Nomos5 views3.34 gm. Magistrate Sogenes. Nude youth on horseback left, crowning horse with wreath; IΩ to right, ΣΩΓENHΣ below / Taras astride dolphin left, holding cornucopia and Nike, who crowns him with wreath. Vlasto 975-7. HN Italy 1079. Struck on a broad flan and attractively toned. Extremely Rare.
The climax of the Carthaginian invasion of Italy was reached when Tarentum changed sides in 212 BC. The takeover of the city was a carefully planned coup by Hannibal and members of the city's democratic faction who opened the gates to Hannibal's army. The Carthaginians failed to take the citadel, but subsequent fortifications around this enemy stronghold enabled the city to remain under Punic control. Hannibal installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
1 commentsLeoJan 20, 2019
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GREEK, Italy, Calabria, Taras. Time of Hannibal, c. 212-209 BC. Nomos2 views3.98g. (5h). Obv: Naked youth on horseback right, holding reins and carrying filleted palm; ΣΩKAN - NAΣ below. Rx: Taras astride dolphin left, holding aphlaston in extended right hand, cradling trident in left arm; eagle standing with wings spread behind; TAPAΣ below. Vlasto 984. HN Italy 1082. SNG ANS 1272. Perfectly struck; Mint State.
Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection. Ex Berk 130, 6 January 2003, lot 81.
Hannibal used the region around Tarentum and Metapontum as winter quarters during his occupation of southern Italy. He installed his own magistrates and struck coinage based on the Punic half shekel standard.
LeoJan 20, 2019
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GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 470-465 BC. AR Nomos4 views18.5mm, 8.05 g, 7h
Taras, nude, raising left hand and supporting himself with his right, riding dolphin right; TARAS (retrograde) to left, scallop shell below / Head of nymph (Satyra?) left in linear circle within concave incuse. Fischer-Bossert Group 5, 91b (V41/R60) = Vlasto 140 (this coin, illustrated in both references); HN Italy 838; Berlin 65 (same dies). VF, old cabinet tone, a few marks.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex M. L. Collection of Coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 4; A. D. Moretti Collection; Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 575; Hess-Leu [11] (24 March 1959), lot 5; Kricheldorf IV (7 October 1957), lot 26; Münzen und Medaillen AG VIII (8 December 1949), lot 696; Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; Maddalena Collection (Sambon & Canessa, 7 May 1903), lot 244.
1 commentsLeoJan 20, 2019
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GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA. Taras. 425-380 BC. AR nomos3 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
LeoJan 20, 2019
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GREEK, Italy, Calabria, Taras AR Nomos. Circa 390-385 BC.2 views6.98g, 23mm, 8h.
Nude warrior on horseback left, holding reins in right hand, small round shield on left arm; A below / Taras astride dolphin left; P and ΤΑΡΑΣ below. Vlasto 379ff; HN Italy 869; SNG ANS 900.
Good Fine.
LeoJan 20, 2019
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GREEK, Italy, CALABRIA. Taras. 332-302 BC. AR nomos3 views7.90g. Obv: Naked youth on horseback r., crowning horse, AΠH below. Rx: ΤΑΡΑΣ Nude Taras astride dolphin l., holding out kantharos in r. hand, Φ behind.
Fischer-Bossert-1138 (V422/r880), Group 81.
Rare, fewer than ten recorded. Not in Vlasto or Evans. Near Mint State
LeoJan 20, 2019
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S.5088 David II4 viewsPenny of David II of Scotland (1329-1371)
Mint: Probably Edinburgh
First coinage, second issue
S. 5088
O: +DAVID DEI GRACIA
R: REX SCOTTORVM

David II was the last Scottish king of the house of Robert the Bruce.

Ex-CNG
1 commentsNapJan 20, 2019
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castelin141 viewsElagabalus
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Inscription illegible, head right, uncertain object in right field.
Rev: Sagittarius running right, behind two vexilla, in left field female head right, wearing mural crown
20 mm, 6.14 gms

Castelin 14
Charles MJan 20, 2019
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castelin161 viewsElagabalus
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Inscription illegible, head right, uncertain object in right field.
Rev: Sagittarius running right, behind two vexilla.
19 mm, 6.07 gms

Castelin 16
Charles MJan 20, 2019
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castelin04_20 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Vexillum with A like symbol, in left field, unclear symbol/reverse S, in right field, II/P.
15 mm, 5.11 gms

Castelin 4
Charles MJan 20, 2019
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CÁC II. 18.08.1.1./a2.01./06., Anonymous I. (István II., (Stephen II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.) ?), AR-Denarius, H-094, CNH I.-078, U-038, #0110 viewsCÁC II. 18.08.1.1./a2.01./06., Anonymous I. (István II., (Stephen II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.) ?), AR-Denarius, H-094, CNH I.-078, U-038, #01
avers: Four pellets and four small crosses between the arms of the central cross, two crescents at the ends of each arm of the central cross.
reverse: Lines and crescents in place of the legend; cross in a circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,3 mm, weight: 0,41 g, axis: 4h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszar-094, CNH I.-078, Unger-038,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.08.1.1./a2.01./06.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 19, 2019
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-_, Unger 451_, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.83 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

AR parvus; .20 g., 10.16 mm. max., 180°

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

Rev: Cross with four crowns, π between lower cross arms.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C. Unrecorded privy mark.
StkpJan 19, 2019
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-77, Unger 451ρρ, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.84 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

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

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

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

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C.
1 commentsStkpJan 19, 2019
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-75, Unger 451ζζ, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.85 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

AR parvus; .26 g., 12.35 mm. max., 0°

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

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

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C.
1 commentsStkpJan 19, 2019
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119--, Unger 451-, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.85 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

AR parvus; .31 g., 10.21 mm. max., 0°

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

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

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C. Unrecorded privy mark.
1 commentsStkpJan 19, 2019
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Siscia, RIC VIII 371, 153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-3, -/-//ΔSIS(revers)Z, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, #116 viewsSiscia, RIC VIII 371, 153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), AE-3, -/-//ΔSIS(revers)Z, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, #1
avers: D N IVLIANVS NOB C, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing a fallen horseman.
exergue: M/-//ΔSIS(revers)Z, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 2,54g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 361-367 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 371, p-377, Scarce !,
Q-001
quadransJan 19, 2019
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153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 371, AE-3, -/-//ΔSIS(revers)Z, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, #120 views153 Julianus II. (360-363 A.D.), Siscia, RIC VIII 371, AE-3, -/-//ΔSIS(revers)Z, FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Fallen horseman, #1
avers: D N IVLIANVS NOB C, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing a fallen horseman.
exergue: M/-//ΔSIS(revers)Z, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 2,54g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 361-367 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 371, p-377, Scarce !,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 19, 2019
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2959 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian 136-37 AD Athena standing1 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2959; Waddington 6807; BMC –; SNG Copenhagen –; SNG von Aulock –

Issue Year 21

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΤΥΑΝΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡ [Τ(Α) ΙΕΡ ΑСΥ ΑΥ(ΤΟ)]
Athena standing l., holding Nike in her r. hand, l. resting on shield and spear; in field, l. and r., ΕΤ ΚA

6.09 gr
19 mm
12h
okidokiJan 19, 2019
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2956 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian 135-36 AD Athena standing2 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2956; BMC -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock

Issue Year 20

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΤΥΑΝΕΩΝ ΤΩΝ [ΠΡ Τ(Α) ΙΕΡ] ΑСΥ ΑΥΤΟ
Athena standing l., holding Nike in her r. hand, l. resting on shield and spear; in field, l. and r., ΕΤ Κ

6.53 gr
mm
h
okidokiJan 19, 2019
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2957 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian, 135-36 AD Club2 viewsReference
RPC III, 2957;

Issue Year 20

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑС(ΤΟС ?)
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΤΥΑΝΕΩΝ ΤΩ ΠΡ ΤΑ ΙΕΡ ΑСΥ ΑΥΤ
Club; in field, l. and r., ΕΤ Κ

4.29 gr
mm
h
okidokiJan 19, 2019
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969 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Fortuna11 viewsReference.
Strack 628; RIC 969h; C 727; Banti 399 (one specimen)

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

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

23.00 gr
33 mm.
6h
3 commentsokidokiJan 19, 2019
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L. Papius Denarius Serratus (2) - Juno Sospita with Griffin (Crawf. 384/1) 12 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 79 BC
3.84g

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

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

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

Roma Numismatics E-Sale 52, Lot 679
From the R.C. Vermeer Collection;
Naville Numismatics 34, 17 September 2017, lot 422.
ex. Elvira Clain Stefanelli (1914-2001) collection, curator of the National Numismatics Collection at the Smithsonian
2 commentsOptimo PrincipiJan 19, 2019
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Diana - Antoninian4 viewsAR-Antoninian
Rev.: DIANAE LVCIFERAE Diana walking right, holding a long-handled torch in both hands; quiver on her back.
Ag, 3.66g, 20mm


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 19, 2019
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AD 260-269 - POSTVMVS2 viewsPostumus

Marcus Cassianius Latinius Postumus was a Roman commander of Batavian origin who ruled as emperor in the west "founding" the "Gallic Empire".

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 19, 2019
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RIC 5B, p.361, 299 - Postumus, Diana5 viewsPostumus
AR-Antoninian
Obv.: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus to right.
Rev.: DIANAE LVCIFERAE Diana walking right, holding a long-handled torch in both hands; quiver on her back.
Ag, 3.66g, 20mm
Ref.. RIC 299, Cunetio 2430
Ex Roma Numismatics 2009
Ex moremoth 2019
1 commentsshanxiJan 19, 2019
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Phrygia, Hierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, SNG Müchen 2216 viewsHierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, 3rd century AD
AE 29, 10.9g
obv. IERAPOLEI - TWN (from upper r.)
Head of Dionysos wreathed with ivy, r.
rev. EVBO - CIA
Tyche Euposia, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in extended r.
hand rudder and in l. arm cornucopiae on which Ploutos is seated and stretching arms
to her.
ref. a) SNG München 221 (Wildwinds)
b) BMC 35 var. (has EVBOCIA without break)
Very rare, F+

This depiction as Tyche Euposia with rudder is more frequent.
2 commentsJochenJan 19, 2019
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Phrygia, Hierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, Demeter Euposia, unpublished5 viewsHierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, 3rd century AD
AE 27, 11.92g, 27.07mm, 180°
obv. IERAPOLEI - TWN (from upper r.)
Head of Dionysos wreathed with ivy, r.
rev. EVBO - CIA
Demeter Euposia, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in extended r. hand 2 grain ears and in l.
arm cornucopiae on which Ploutos is seated and stretching arms to her.
ref. a) cf. Künker Auc. 193, (9/2011), Lot 263 (asiaminorcoins #10460)
b) Numismatik Naumann Auction 44, Juni 2016, Lot 693 (same dies) (Wildwinds)
unpublished in greater works!
very rare, F+/VF, green brown Patina
Pedigree:
ex Bertolami Fine Arts E-Auction 49, 12.11.2017, Lot 484 (wrong reference!)

The depiction as Tyche Euposia with rudder is more frequent. But here with grain ears it is Demeter Euposia! About 10 years I have searched for this type and now I could acquire one for an affordable price.




2 commentsJochenJan 19, 2019
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132 - Probus - RIC 017 var - Bust Type F (Lugdunum) (I)1 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS • P • F • AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundatia, standing right, empting cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (I in exe) Emission 4 Officina 1. Middle to End A.D. 277
Reference:– Cohen 1. Bastien 183 (2 examples cited). RIC 17 Bust type F var (not listed for this officina)

Reverse die match to both examples is Bastien.

Weight 3.02g. 23.56mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmJan 19, 2019
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CALABRIA. Taras. Ca. 332-302 BC. AR stater9 views22mm, 7.80 gm, 6h
Youth riding horse r., crowning horse; at l., flying Nike holding wreath, below the horse, ΣIM, Rv. TAPAΣ, oecist riding dolphin l., holding kantharos and trident; below, |-HP and waves.
Vlasto 498-507; HNItaly 886; SNG Copenhagen 823;" SNG ANS -.
Cabinet tone, minor scratches.
2 commentsLeoJan 19, 2019
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 061A, -/-//TS•A•, AE-3 Follis, VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victory standing left, #117 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VII 061A, -/-//TS•A•, AE-3 Follis, VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victory standing left, #1
avers: IMP LICI NIVS AVG, Laureate bust right, cuirassed.
reverse: VICTORIA AVG G N N, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm.
exergue: -/-//TS•A•, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica, date: 308-310 A.D., ref: RIC VII 61A,
Q-001
quadransJan 19, 2019
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151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Siscia, RIC VIII 292A, AE-22 Follis, A/*//--, A/-//•ASIS*, HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Emperor, diademed and in military dress, facing, Scarce! #121 views151 Vetranio (350 AD.), Siscia, RIC VIII 292A, AE-22 Follis, A/*//--, A/-//•ASIS*, HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Emperor, diademed and in military dress, facing, Scarce! #1
avers: D N VETRA NIO P F AVG, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, A behind head, star before head, A/*//--.
reverse: HOC SIG NO VICTOR ERIS, Emperor, diademed and in military dress, facing, head turned left, holding labarum and transverse spear, being crowned by Victory, who holds a palm branch.
exergue: A/-//•ASIS*, diameter: 22,0-23,5mm, weight: 6,07g, axis: 1h,
mint: Siscia, date: 350 A.D., ref: RIC VIII 292A,
Q-001
quadransJan 19, 2019
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132 - Probus - RIC 068 - Bust Type C (Lugdunum)3 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the rear
Rev:– COMITI PROBI AVG, Minerva standing left, holding olive-branch and spear and resting left hand on shield
Minted in Lugdunum (I) Emission 7 Officina 1. Summer A.D. 281
Reference(s) – Cohen -. Bastien 313 (4). RIC 68 Bust type C (Rated Scarce)

Obverse die match to Bastien 313a.

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

Weight 4.17g. 21.75mm. 0 degrees
1 commentsmaridvnvmJan 19, 2019
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CÁC II. 20.13.1.1./g1.05./36., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-159, CNH I.-149, U-060, #0120 viewsCÁC II. 20.13.1.1./g1.05./36., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-159, CNH I.-149, U-060, #01
avers: Cross with crosses at the ends, line between two crescents in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5 mm, weight: 0,29g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-159, CNH I.-149, Unger-060,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.13.1.1./g1.05./36.,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 19, 2019
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CÁC II. 20.13.1.1./a1.13./14., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-159, CNH I.-149, U-060, #0120 viewsCÁC II. 20.13.1.1./a1.13./14., Anonymous III. (Géza II., King of Hungary, (1141-1162 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-159, CNH I.-149, U-060, #01
avers: Cross with crosses at the ends, line between two crescents in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,3 mm, weight: 0,339g, axis: 02h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-159, CNH I.-149, Unger-060,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 20.13.1.1./a1.13./14.,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJan 19, 2019
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BCC G4 Composite7 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
1st - 2nd Century CE
Eagle devouring Hare
Semi-Translucent Agate
Profile F1 var. (slightly
rounded edges), flat top
and bottom, horizontal oval.
11.5 x 8.25 x1.75mm. 0.35gm.
cf. Hendler Collection #138
(click for larger pic)
4 commentsv-dromeJan 19, 2019
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H-302 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-319, CNH I.-252, U-254, AR-Obulus, #0119 viewsH-302 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-319, CNH I.-252, U-254, AR-Obulus, #01
avers: Head of Christ facing, with nimbus, a border of dots.
reverse: Patriarchal cross amongst two pellets above and two rosettes below, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 9,5-10,0mm, weight: 0,22g, axis: 6h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Huszár-319, CNH I.-252, Unger-254,
Q-001
quadransJan 18, 2019
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RIC 6163 viewsOBV.: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG. Radiate, armoured bust right.

REV.: P M TRI P COS III P P
Radiate lion walking left with fulmen in mouth.

// XXIQ.

Weight: 4.29 g.
1 commentsvrtsprbJan 18, 2019
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113 Carus (282-283 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 075F, Ticinum, -/-//PXXI, PAX EXERCITI, Bust-F, Pax standing left, #121 views113 Carus (282-283 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 075F, Ticinum, -/-//PXXI, PAX EXERCITI, Bust-F, Pax standing left, #1
avers: IMP CARVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right. (F)
reverse: PAX E XE RCITI, Pax standing left holding a standard and olive branch, PXXI in ex.
exergue: -/-//PXXI, diameter: 22,0-26,0mm, weight:4,08g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 4th. em., date: 283 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 075F, p-143, C-56,
Q-001
quadransJan 18, 2019
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0176, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Pudicitia standing left, #1 29 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0176, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS III, Pudicitia standing left, #1
avers: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
reverse: COS III, Pudicitia standing left, covering face with a veil.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 2,94g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 125-128 A.D., ref: RIC II 0176, RSC 392, BMCRE 405,
Q-001
6 commentsquadransJan 18, 2019
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RIC 0671 Domitianus51 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, Laureate head right
Rev : IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P, Victory advancing righ, holding branch
AR/Denarius (19.25 mm 3.153 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88-89 A.D.(4th issue)
RIC 671 (R2), RSC 254a, BMCRE 156, BNF 150
ex Emporium Hamburg Alpha Auction 2 Lot 172
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 18, 2019
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Campgate: Costantino II, AE3 (318-319 d.C.), zecca di Roma I officina1 viewsCostantino II, AE3 (318-319 d.C.), zecca di Roma I officina,
AE, 2.56 gr, 19 mm, MB+/qBB, R5
D/ CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C; busto laureato, drappeggiato e corazzato.
R/ VIRTV-S AVGG; RP (esergo); campgate con tre torri; nel campo, P – R.
RIC 173 var. (officina)
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 16 gennaio 2019, numero catalogo XXX), ex collezione Vanni (Tinia numismatica via ebay, Follonica Italia fino al gennaio 2019)
paoloJan 18, 2019
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0 views*AlexJan 18, 2019
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1 views*AlexJan 18, 2019
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EB0957 Justinian I / Cross0 viewsJustinian I. 527-565 AD, AE 10.
Obverse: Diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large cross within wreath.
References: S. 310.
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 0.542g.
EBJan 18, 2019
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IONIA, Phokaia3 viewsIONIA, Phokaia
ca. 625/0-522 BC.
EL Hekte (1/6 Stater); 10 mm, 2.59 grams
Obverse: Head of bull left; above, small seal left
Reverse: Rough quadripartite incuse square
Very rare, only four examples noted by Bodenstedt
1 commentscmcdon0923Jan 18, 2019
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EB0935 Zeus / Eagle1 viewsPtolemy II Philadelphos, AE 19, 285-247 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: ΠTO[ΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ], eagle standing left on thunderbolt.
References: -.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 6.62g.
EBJan 18, 2019
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MEDIEVAL, SCOTLAND, ALEXANDER III (1249 - 1286), AR Penny minted at Roxburgh, Scotland1 viewsObverse: + ALEXANDER DEI GRA . Crowned head of Alexander III facing left within circle of pellets; sceptre topped with fleur-de-lis before. Cross potent in legend.
Reverse: REX SCOTORVM +. Long cross pattée dividing legend into quarters, with three pierced mullets of six points and one mullet of seven points in quarters of inner circle. The total of 25 points is indicative of the mint of Roxburgh.
Class Mb with unbarred “A”, wider portrait and cross potent mintmark in legend.
Roxburgh only accounts for some 9% of Alexander's second coinage so issues from this mint are quite rare.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 1.0gm | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 5054
*AlexJan 18, 2019
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MEDIEVAL, SCOTLAND, JAMES IV (1488 - 1513), Billon Plack (Groat) minted at Edinburgh, Scotland1 viewsObverse: + IACOBVS ★ 4 : DEI ★ GRACIA ★ REX ★ SCOTTO. Crowned shield bearing lion rampant within a tressure of four arcs, crown on each side of the shield and fleur-de-lis in all the spandrels. Star stops and old English lettering in legend.
Reverse: + VILLA ★ DE EDINBVRG. Floriate cross fourchée with a saltire in the centre. Crown in each quarter of the cross. Star stops and old English lettering in legend.
Type IV issue. Scarce
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 2.4gm | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 5352
*AlexJan 18, 2019
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H-302 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-316, CNH I.-249, U-237, AR-Denarius, #0124 viewsH-302 Béla IV., King of Hungary, (1235-1270 A.D.), H-316, CNH I.-249, U-237, AR-Denarius, #01
avers: King enthroned facing, holding bird (falcon?) and scepter, a border of dots.
reverse: The crowned double-headed eagle, a border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0-10,5mm, weight: 0,29g, axis: 2h,
mint: , date: 1235-1270 A.D., ref: Huszár-316, CNH I.-249, Unger-237,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 18, 2019
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC-1603, AE-23, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN, in oak wreath, #121 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), Macedonia, Thessalonica, RPC-1603, AE-23, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN, in oak wreath, #1
avers: NEΡΩN ΣEBAΣTOΣ KAIΣAΡ, Bare head of Nero left.
reverse: ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN in three lines, surrounded by an oak wreath, eagle with wings spread above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight: 6,68g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 54-68 A.D., ref: RPC-1603, Moushmov Online 6707b,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 18, 2019
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Macedonia, Thessalonica, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), RPC-1603, AE-23, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN, in oak wreath, #121 viewsMacedonia, Thessalonica, 014 Nero (54-68 A.D.), RPC-1603, AE-23, ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN, in oak wreath, #1
avers: NEΡΩN ΣEBAΣTOΣ KAIΣAΡ, Bare head of Nero left.
reverse: ΘEΣΣA/ΛONIKE/ΩN in three lines, surrounded by an oak wreath, eagle with wings spread above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0mm, weight: 6,68g, axis: 7h,
mint: Macedonia, Thessalonica, date: 54-68 A.D., ref: RPC-1603, Moushmov Online 6707b,
Q-001
quadransJan 18, 2019
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EB0800 Magnentius / Wreath5 viewsMagnentius, Amiens, AE3 22mm. 351-352 AD.
Obverse: D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; A behind head.
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAE, two Victories supporting wreath inscribed VOT-V-MVLT-X. Mintmark AMB star.
References: RIC VIII 14; LRBC 10; Sear 18816.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 4.368g.
1 commentsEBJan 18, 2019
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EB0799 Constans / FEL TEMP0 viewsConstans, Cyzicus, AE Centenionalis, 337-350 AD.
Obverse: D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, globe in right hand
Reverse: FEL TEMP REP-ARATIO, Helmeted soldier, spear in left hand, walking right, head left; with his right hand he leads a small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath a tree. The spear points downwards, between the soldier's legs. Mintmark SMKB.
References: RIC VIII 73.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 3.118g.
EBJan 18, 2019
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EB0798 Constans / Wreath2 viewsConstans, Irregular mint (barbaric imitation), AE 4, 337-350 AD.
Obverse: [D N] CONSTA-NS [P F AVG], pearl-diademed head only right.
Reverse: VOT XX MULT XXX in wreath. Irregular mint.
References:-.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 1.91g.
1 commentsEBJan 18, 2019
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EB0797 Constantine II / Campgate1 viewsConstantine II, AE 19.
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Reverse: PROVIDEN-TIAE CAESS, Campgate, eight layers, two turrets, star above, no doors. Mintmark P wreath dot T?
References:-.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.076g.
EBJan 18, 2019
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EB0796 Constantine I / Soldiers & Standard1 viewsConstantine I, Antioch, AE 17, 335-337 AD.
Obverse: CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them. Mintmark SMANΓ.
References: RIC VII Antioch 108.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 1.305g.
Note: coin flip says Constantine II.
EBJan 18, 2019
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Demetrius III Eucaerus 97/6 - 88/7 B.C. (92/1 B.C.)3 viewsDemetrius III Eucaerus 97/6 - 88/7 B.C. Ar 26.8~28.8mm. 16.07g. Tetradrachm. Damascus mint. Obv: Diademed head of Demetrius III right with thick curly beard, diadem ends falling straight behind, fillet border. Rev: ΒACΙΛEΩC ΔHMHTPIOV ΘEOV / ΦIΛOΠΛTOPOC CΩTHPOC, Cult image of Atargatis standing facing with arms extended, holding flower, barley stalk rising from each shoulder; laurel wreath border. Controls: to outer left, N above A; Date in ex AKΣ (S.E. 221 = 92/1 B.C.) SC 2451.4: SNG Spaer 2862. 1 commentsddwauJan 18, 2019
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-54[?], Unger 451ψ[?], Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.85 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

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

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

Rev: Cross with four crowns.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C.
1 commentsStkpJan 18, 2019
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-24, Unger 451b, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.84 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

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

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

Rev: Cross with four crowns.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C.
1 commentsStkpJan 18, 2019
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Huszár 580, Pohl 119-32, Unger 451j, Réthy II 125A, Frynas H.27.86 viewsHungary. Sigismund/Zsigmund of Luxembourg (1387-1437; Holy Roman Emperor 1433-1437)

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

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

Rev: Cross with four crowns.

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

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

Huszár/Pohl rarity 4; Unger rarity 5; Frynas rarity C.
1 commentsStkpJan 18, 2019
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Mithradates II8 viewsSeleukia on the Tigris mint. Struck circa 119-109 BC. Sellwood 24.5; Sunrise 282; Shore 68.

Ex. CNG 105, Lot 483
1 commentsThatParthianGuyJan 17, 2019
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Mithradates II7 viewsRhagai mint. Struck circa 109-96/5 BC. Sellwood 27.1; Sunrise 293; Shore 85.2 commentsThatParthianGuyJan 17, 2019
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3805 SELEUCIS Laodicea ad Mare. Hadrian Tetradrachm 123-24 AD Tyche 16 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3805/6; Prieur 1109; Adra 1562-5; Paris 1157

Issue Year 170 (OP)

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

Rev. ΙΟΥΛΙΕωΝ ΤωΝ ΚΑΙ ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕωΝ
Turreted and draped bust of Tyche, right; in field, right, ΟΡ

13 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Michel Prieur Collection. Ex Robert O. Ebert Collection (Part I, Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio 174, 11 January 2013), lot 5142; Numismatica Ars Classica 1 (39 March 1989), lot 862; Münzen und Medaillen AG FPL 279 (August 1967), no. 40.
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LYDIA, Sardis (temp. Alyattes or Croesus)1 viewsLYDIA, Sardis
ca. 610-546 BC.
EL myshemihekte (1/24 stater); 6 mm, 0.59 grams
Obverse: Paw of lion
Reverse: Irregular incuse punch
1 commentscmcdon0923Jan 17, 2019
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Antiochus IV Epiphanes. 175 - 164 B.C.1 viewsAntiochus IV Epiphanes. 175 - 164 B.C. Serrate Ae 14.8~15.0mm. 2.96g. Ake (Antioch in Ptolemaďs) mint. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right; (Control behind head: A over B), dotted border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ - ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ, Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow, resting left hand on bow, dotted border. Control: Aphlaston to left, Δ I in ex. SC 1478.1.ddwauJan 17, 2019
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 018, Lugdunum, ABVNDANTIA AVG, Bust-E1/G, -/-//IIII, Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae, Rare! #129 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 018, Lugdunum, ABVNDANTIA AVG, Bust-E1/G, -/-//IIII, Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae, Rare! #1
avers: VIRTVS PR OBI AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, (E1-G).
reverse: ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundantia standing right, emptying cornucopiae.
exergue: -/-//IIII, diameter: 22,5-24,5mm, weight: 6,64g (!!!), axis: 1h,
mint: Lugdunum, 5th emission, 4th off., 277-78., date: 277-278 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 018, p-25,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransJan 17, 2019
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 544ver., Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-H2/H, Δ/-//--, Mars walking left, Rare! #117 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 544ver., Ticinum, MARTI PACIF, Bust-H2/H, Δ/-//--, Mars walking left, Rare! #1
avers: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS III, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by an eagle. (H2/H)
reverse: MART I PACIF, Mars walking left, holding olive-branch, spear, and shield.
exergue: Δ/-//--, diameter: 22,0mm, weight: 3.40g, axes: 11h,
mint: Ticinum, 6th-emission, 4th-off., date: 279A.D., ref: RIC V-II 544var., Rare!
Q-001
3 commentsquadransJan 17, 2019
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Tiberius tribute penny37 viewsTI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS
Laureate head of Tiberius right

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

Lugdunum after 16 AD

3.49g

Sear 1763, RIC 26

Ex-Ebay
4 commentsJay GT4Jan 16, 2019
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22044 Gallienus?Virtvs Avgsti2 viewsGallienus/Hercules- Virtvs Avgsti
Obv:GALLIENVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed
Rev:VIRTVS AVGVSTI
Hercules standing right with lion's skin, and club resting on rock, right hand behind his back
star in right field
Mint:Antioch 20.8mm 3.4g
RIC V-1 (S), Asian Mint 672 var (field mark); Goebl 1616e; Sear -
Blayne WJan 16, 2019
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22072 Hadrian/Clementia1 viewsHadrian/Clementia
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG,
laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev:PM TR P COS III/CLEM,
Clementia standing left holding patera, scepter sacrificing
over altar.
Mint:Rome
RIC II, 116
Blayne WJan 16, 2019
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22073 Severus Alexander/1 viewsSeverus Alexander/Tri pod
A.D. 222-235. AR Denarius.
Obv. IMP. C. M. AVR. SEV. ALEXAND. AVG.
Head, laureate, r., bust draped.
Rev. P. M. TR. P. V COS. II P. P.
Emperor standing l., sacrificing over tripod and holding a
scroll.
Mint: Rome 18.8mm 1.8g
RIC 75, 55. Cohen 289.
Blayne WJan 16, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius17 viewsVespasianus, 69-79 CE
AR-Denar
Rom, 77/78 n. Chr.
3.21 g
Obv.: CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Kopf mit Lorbeerkranz n. r.
Rev.: IMP XIX, Modius mit Kornähren
RIC 980, BMC 217
Ex: Kölner Münzkabinett January 15, 2019

This coin is a scarce reverse variant of the regular RIC 980. This variant has poppies between the grain ears on the reverse.
3 commentsorfewJan 16, 2019
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 20mm 8.25g 3h Pegasi 116 very rare Calciati list one coin2 viewsPegasos flying left/Helmeted head of Athena left griffins head behind.Grant HJan 16, 2019
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CALABRIA. Taras. Ca. 380-334 BC. AR stater6 views21mm, 7.79 gm, 1h
NGC XF. Ephebos, naked but for helmet, carrying long spear and large round shield, standing to front behind bridled horse, horizontal T before / TAPAΣ, Taras holding trident and round shield seated sideways on dolphin swimming left over stylized waves, A below.
Vlasto 518 . HN Italy 889.
1 commentsLeoJan 16, 2019
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CALABRIA, Taras, c. 280-228 BC. AR Hemiobol4 views6mm, 0.24g
Two crescents back-to-back; two pellets around. R/ Two crescents back-to-back; two pellets around.
Vlasto 1758-9; cf. HN Italy 1077. VF
1 commentsLeoJan 16, 2019
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 450-380 BC. AR Trias4 views6.5mm, 0.19 g, 11h
Large T; three pellets (mark of value) around / Large T; three pellets (mark of value) around, small P to lower right.
Vlasto 1193; HN Italy 853. Good VF, toned. Very rare.
1 commentsLeoJan 16, 2019
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Syria, Arwad / Ruad (Arados, Phoenicia)1 viewsArwad, an island about 800 m long by 500 m wide, about 50 km north of Tripolis, was settled in the early 2nd millennium B.C. by the Phoenicians. Ancient Arados was an important trading city surrounded by a massive wall and an artificial harbor on the east side toward the mainland. Its powerful navy and ships are mentioned in the monuments of Egypt and Assyria. In the Bible, an "Arvad" is noted as the forefather of the "Arvadites," a Canaanite people. Arados ruled some neighboring cities on the mainland, such as Marat (present-day Amrit) and Sumur, the former nearly opposite the island and the latter some kilometers to the south and held hegemony over the northern Phoenician cities from the mouth of the Orontes to the northern limits of Lebanon, something like that of Sidon in the south. Under the Persians, Arwad was allowed to unite in a confederation with Sidon and Tyre, with a common council at Tripolis. When Alexander the Great invaded Syria in 332 B.C., Arados submitted without a struggle under her king Strato, who sent his navy to aid Alexander in the reduction of Tyre. The city received the favor of the Seleucid kings of Syria and enjoyed the right of asylum for political refugees. It is mentioned in a rescript from Rome about 138 B.C. in connection with other cities and rulers of the East, to show favor to the Jews. This was after Rome had begun to interfere in the affairs of Judea and Syria and indicates that Arwad was still of considerable importance at that time.

Photo by NASA.
Joe SermariniJan 16, 2019
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EB0767 Licinius I / Jupiter1 viewsLicinius I, Antioch, AE Follis, 315-316 AD.
Obverse: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath at foot left. B in right field. Mintmark ANT.
References: RIC VII Antioch 17; Sear 15253.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 3.303g.
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EB0687 Nike / Standards2 viewsAugustus, Philippi, Macedon, AE 19, 31 BC-14 AD.
Obverse: VIC AVG, Nike standing left on globe, holding wreath and palm.
Reverse: COHOR PRAE PHIL, three military standards.
References: RPC 1651; SNG ANS 677; SNG Copenhagen 305, BMC 23, SGI 32.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.887g.
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EB0422 Hadrian / Ceres2 viewsHadrian, Sestertius, 121-22 AD.
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: P M TR P COS III S-C, Ceres standing left with corn ears & long torch.
References: RIC 610c; Cohen 1075.
Diameter: 33.5mm, Weight: 23.77 grams.
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EB0421 Hadrian / Roma2 viewsHadrian, AR Denarius, 119-122 AD.
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, draped far shoulder.
Rev: PMTR P COSIII, Roma seated left holding Victory & scepter.
References: RIC 77, RSC 1103.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 3.244 grams.
EBJan 16, 2019
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Caracalla RIC 28310 viewsCaracalla RIC 283
3,05g,
19mm,
6h
2 commentsKaroly K2Jan 16, 2019
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Tiberius. AD 14-37. AR Denarius “Tribute Penny”. 18 mm / 3,57 gr.2 viewsTiberius. AD 14-37. AR Denarius. “Tribute Penny” type. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint.
Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right; long, parallel ribbons. Rev: PONTIF MAXIM, Livia, as Pax, seated right, holding scepter and olive branch, feet on footstool; ornate chair legs, single line below.
RIC I 30; Lyon 154; RSC 16a.
Antonivs ProttiJan 16, 2019
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EB0334 Jupiter / Victory1 viewsRome, AR Victoriatus, After 211 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Jupiter right.
Reverse: Victory standing right, erecting trophy, RoMA in exergue.
References: Syd. 83; C44/1; BMC295;
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.293g.
EBJan 16, 2019
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MACEDONIAN KINGDOM. Alexander III the Great (336-323 BC). AR tetradrachm (16.49 gm).3 viewsLate posthumous issue of Caria, Alabanda, ca. 188-173 BC. Head of Heracles right, wearing lion-skin headdress, paws tied before neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, feet on ground line, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; Pegasus flying left in left field, AΛBP monogram under throne. Price 2455.
1 commentsBritanikusJan 16, 2019
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EB0333 Roma / Prow0 viewsRome, Anonymous. After 211 BC. AE Uncia.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Bellona (Roma) right, o behind.
Reverse: Prow right, o below.
References: Syd. 143e; Sear 1307; BMCRR Rome 268; Cr56/7.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 5.432g.
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EB0332 Hercules / Prow0 viewsRoman Republican, Anonymous, AE quadrans, After 211 BC.
Obv: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin; three pellets (mark of value) to left.
Rev: Prow right; three pellets (mark of value) below; ROMA above.
References: Syd. 143c; Sear 118.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 7.268 grams.
EBJan 16, 2019
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Provincial, Laodicea ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria, Tetradrachm, ΔΗΜΑΡX εΞνΠΛΤΟCΤΟΓ 1 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Roman Provincial: Antioch, Laodicea ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 209 - 211AD
27.3mm 12.6gr 0h
O: AνΤ (dot) ΚΑΙ (dot dot) CεΟνΗΡΟC (dot) Cε (dot); Laureate, draped bust, right.
R: ΔΗΜΑΡX εΞνΠΛΤΟCΤΟΓ; Eagle standing on ground line, facing, head turned left, wreath in its beak.
Exergue: Star between eagle's legs.
Laodicea ad Mare, Seleucis and Pieria Mint
Prieur 1163; SNG Cop 360
Naville Numismatics/Mattia Torre Auction 44, Lot 511
11/5/18 1/15/19
1 commentsNicholas ZJan 16, 2019
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Ragusa (now, Dubrovnik, Croatia)8 viewsDimnik & Dobrinić 10/6.4.1; Rengjeo 1328 ff; Mimica __; Dolenec __; CNI VI p. 467 no. 3

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

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

Rev.: S • BLASIV-S • RAGVSII •, nimbate St. Blasius, raising right hand in benediction and holding bishop's crozier in left hand.
1 commentsStkpJan 16, 2019
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castelin041 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT … ANTΩ, laureate head right.
Rev: Vexillum with A like symbol, in left field, unclear symbol/reverse S, in right field, I/P.
15 mm, 4.28 gms

Castelin 4
Charles MJan 16, 2019
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Marcus Aurelius, Caesar, Denarius. 155-156 AD.3 viewsAVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, bare head right / TR POT X COS II, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and sceptre. Ric 466 RSC 702.
3.31gm. 19.76mm.
BritanikusJan 16, 2019
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castelin060 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Inscription illegible, laureate head right.
Rev: Vexillum with Sagittarius right, in left field, III.
17mm, 3.40 gms

Castelin 6
Charles MJan 16, 2019
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bmc032 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: Inscription illegible, laureate head right, supported on back of eagle with wings spread
Rev: Vexillum, in left field, C/S, in right field, III/P.
17mm, 2.27 gms

Castelin 1, BMC 3
Charles MJan 16, 2019
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lindgren26072 viewsElagabalus
Rhesaena, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...ANTΩN, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Eagle standing left, head right, vexillum behind, in left field, P/S, in right field, III/crescent.
16mm, 4.58 gms

Cf. Lindgren 2607
Charles MJan 16, 2019
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Apollonia Pontica Topalov 56 - Silver Diobol2 views410/404 – 341/323 B.C.
1.25 gm, 11 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo facing
Rev.: Anchor, A to left, crayfish to right, ΣΩ (magistrate's initials) to left
Topalov Apollonia p.393, 1-3; p.596, 56;
Sear p. 165, 1657; HGC 1315;
B.M.C. 15 (Mysia) p.9, 15;
SNG Black Sea 175

Topalov Type: "Full-Face Apollo's Head - Upright Anchor" silver diobol (410/404 – 341/323 B.C.)
Obv.: Full-face laureate Apollo with short hair.
Rev.: Magistrates' initials around the images. Upright anchor with thick flukes and a rectangular stock. The letter A on one side and the additional symbol of a crab viewed from above on the other side between flukes and the stock
JaimelaiJan 16, 2019
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Augustus/Actium - Denarius, RIC I, 171a6 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 15-13 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: AVGUSTUS DIVI F; Bare head r.

Reverse: Apollo Citharoedus in long drapery, stg. l., r. holding plectrum, l. lyre; IMP to l., X to r.; ACT in exergue.

Mint: Lugdunum
Weight: 3.88 gm.
Reference: RIC 171a (Lugdunum), BMC 461, RCV 1611, RSC 144
Provenance: Jonathan Kern, February 23, 1987.

This issue commemorates the victory over Antony and Cleopatra at the battle of Actium on 2 September, 31 BC.
Lovely toning, well centered and GVF.
3 commentsSteve B5Jan 15, 2019
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Julius Caesar - Denarius, Crawford 485/17 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 43 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Laureate head of Caesar r., border of dots

Reverse: Pax (or possibly Venus) standing l. holding caduceus & scepter; on r., L. FLAMINVS, downwards; on l., IIII. VIR upwards

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.70 gm.
Reference: Crawford 485/1
Provenance: Superior Galleries, The Dr. Feori Pipito Collection Sale, lot 780, December 12, 1987.

Bankers mark on laurel crown and test cut on edge about 12:30, Otherwise, well centered, nicely toned GVF.
1 commentsSteve B5Jan 15, 2019
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783 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Decastyle Temple9 viewsReference.
RIC II 783; Strack 696; c. 1422; BMC 1554

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. [SPQR] S-C
Decastyle temple set on base; temple is flanked by two columns, each decorated with a statue on top columns surmounted by statues and set on pedestals on either side

22.71 gr
31 mm
6h

Note.
The great temple of Venus and Rome, was actually two temples that were built back-to-back. Dedigned by Hadrian, the temple of Venus faced the Flavian ampitheatre and that of Rome overlooked the Forum. Construction began in 121 AD, but was not completed until 141 AD under Antoninus Pius. The temple was destroyed by fire in 307 AD, and later rebuilt by Maxentius. Its remains can still be seen in Rome today.
2 commentsokidokiJan 15, 2019
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22017 Licinius/IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG2 viewsLicinius/Iovi
Obv:IMP LICINIVS AVG,
laureate, draped bust left, holding globe, sceptre and mappa.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG,
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and sceptre.
Wreath in left field, A, H or Delta in right field.
Exergue Dot ?MK
Mint: Cyzicus 18.9mm 3.1g
RIC VII Cyzicus 9 var (dot in mintmark).
Blayne WJan 15, 2019
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22018 Constantine/Vot XXX1 viewsConstantine I/Vot XXX
AD 306-337 AE3
Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG –
Plain laureate head right.
Rev: DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG –
Within wreath is written VOT XXX.
SMHA/Delta in Exergue
Mint: Heraclea 18.8mm 2.5g
RIC VII Heraclea 69; Sear 16229
Blayne WJan 15, 2019
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22024 Constantius II/Fel Temps3 viewsConstantius II/Fel Temps
Obv: DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG,
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: FEL TEMP-REPARATIO,
soldier spearing fallen horseman who
is bearded, hair in braids, clutching horse's neck.
M in left field
ANI in Exergue
Mint: Antioch 14.9mm 2.9g
RIC VIII Antioch 191, rated C3
1 commentsBlayne WJan 15, 2019
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AMISOS, PONTOS AE300 viewsOBVERSE: Helmeted head of Athena right
REVERSE: AMI-ΣOY across fields, Perseus standing facing, looking left, holding harpa and head of Medusa; Medusa's body at his feet right, AMTE and ΩΣ monograms to left and right
Struck at Amisos 109-89 BC
19.87g, 27mm
BMC 30; RecGen 17h; SNG Tuebingen 2049; Malloy 16L
LegatusJan 15, 2019
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Turkey, Sanliurfa Province, Urfa - Roman Columns of Edessa0 viewsThe heritage of Roman Edessa survives today in these columns at the site of Urfa Castle, dominating the skyline of the modern city of Urfa.

Photo by Bernard Gagnon, 24 May 2014.
Joe SermariniJan 15, 2019
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Struck 1488 - 1513, James IV (1488 - 1513), Billon Plack (Groat) minted at Edinburgh, Scotland9 viewsObverse: + IACOBVS ★ 4 : DEI ★ GRACIA ★ REX ★ SCOTTO. Crowned shield bearing lion rampant within a tressure of four arcs, crown on each side of the shield and fleur-de-lis in all the spandrels. Star stops and old English lettering in legend.
Reverse: + VILLA ★ DE EDINBVRG. Floriate cross fourchée with a saltire in the centre. Crown in each quarter of the cross. Star stops and old English lettering in legend.
Type IV issue. Scarce
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 2.4gm | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 5352

James IV was the King of Scotland from June 1488 until his death in battle at the age of 40 on the 9th September, 1513.
James IV's mother, Margaret of Denmark, was more popular than his father, James III, and though somewhat estranged from her husband she raised their sons at Stirling Castle until she died in 1486. Two years later, a rebellion broke out, where the rebels set up the 15-year-old Prince James as their nominal leader. The rebels fought James III at the Battle of Sauchieburn where, on 11th June 1488, the king was killed. Prince James assumed the throne as James IV and was crowned at Scone on 24th of June. However he continued to bear an intense guilt for the indirect role which he had played in the death of his father.
James maintained Scotland's traditional good relations with France, and this occasionally created diplomatic problems with England, but James recognised nonetheless that peace between Scotland and England was in the interest of both countries, and established good diplomatic relations with England as well. First he ratified the Treaty of Ayton in 1497, then, in 1502 James signed the Treaty of Perpetual Peace with Henry VII which was sealed by his marriage to Henry's daughter Margaret Tudor the next year. Anglo-Scottish relations generally remained stable until the death of Henry VII in 1509.
James saw the importance of building a fleet that could provide Scotland with a strong maritime presence, he founded two new dockyards and acquired a total of 38 ships for the Royal Scots Navy. These including the “Great Michael” which, built at great expense, was launched in 1511 and was at that time the largest ship in the world.
When war broke out between England and France, James found himself in a difficult position as an ally by treaty to both countries. But relations with England had worsened since the accession of Henry VIII, and when Henry invaded France, James reacted by declaring war on England.
James sent the Scottish navy, including the “Great Michael”, to join the ships of Louis XII of France and, hoping to take advantage of Henry's absence at the siege of Thérouanne, he himself led an invading army southward into Northumberland. However, on 9th September 1513 at the disastrous Battle of Flodden James IV was killed, he was the last monarch in Great Britain to be killed in battle. His death, along with many of his nobles including his son the archbishop of St Andrews, was one of the worst military defeats in Scotland's history and the loss of such a large portion of the political community was a major blow to the realm. James IV's corpse was identified after the battle and taken to Berwick, where it was embalmed and placed in a lead coffin before being transported to London. Catherine of Aragon, wife of Henry VIII, sent the dead king's slashed, blood-stained surcoat to Henry, who was fighting in France, with the recommendation that he use it as a war banner.
James IV's son, James V, was crowned three weeks after the disaster at Flodden, but he was not yet two years old, and his minority was to be fraught with political upheaval.
2 comments*AlexJan 15, 2019
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EB0330 Genghis Khan / Commander of the Faithful2 viewsGenghis Khan, Mongol Empire, AE Dirhem, 1206-1227 AD
Obverse: "ADIL KHAQAN AZAM" (The Just Supreme Khan).
Reverse: Nasir La-Din Allah Commander of the Faithful”.
References: SICA-9, 1008; Nyamaa 5; Tye 329; Album 1969; Thomas 20; Sourdel 593; BMC X, pg 83, 11; ICV 1946.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 4.16g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Nero, Artemis, stag3 viewsLydia. Hierocaesaraea
Nero, AD 54-68
Kapitonos, magistrate
Bronze, AE 17
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.
Ć, 17mm, 5.90g
Ref.: RPC I 2385
shanxiJan 15, 2019
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EB0329 Farkhan / Fire Altar2 viewsIspahbads of Tabaristan, Farkhan (Farroxan), AD 711 to 728, 1/2 dirhem.
Obverse: Head of Farkhan right, with his name in Arabic.
Reverse: Sassanian style fire altar with attendants, with the mint and date at the sides.
References: Mitchiner Islamic - 274 variety.
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 1.977g.
1 commentsEBJan 15, 2019
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EB0328 Unidentified AE 140 viewsFrom hoard found in Turkey, -.
Obverse: -.
Reverse: -.
References: -.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 2.404g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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EB0327 Rudrasena II / Chaitya1 viewsRudrasena II (255-278 CE). Western Kshatrapas, India, AR drm.
Obverse: Head of king right.
Reverse: Crescented three-arched hill (chaitya), river below, crescent moon at left, sun at right, Brahmi legend around.
References: Senior 354.26, Fishman 27.1.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.184g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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EB0326 Gondophares / Athena0 viewsGondophares, Indo Parthian, AE 12, 19-45 AD.
Obverse: Crowned and bearded head of king right.
Reverse: Athena standing right, brandishing spear and shield.
References:-.
Diameter: 12.5mm, Weight: 2.395g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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EB0325 Khusro II /Fire Altar1 viewsKhusro II, Sassania, AR drm, 591-628 AD.
Obverse: Crowned bust of king right.
Reverse: Fire alter with attendants, year 37.
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 4.138g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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EB0324 Khusro II /Fire Altar5 viewsKhusro II, Sassania, AR drm, 591-628 AD.
Obverse: Crowned bust of king right.
Reverse: Fire altar with two attendants.
References: GOBL 212.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 4.096g.
1 commentsEBJan 15, 2019
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EB0323 Varhran V / Fire Altar0 viewsVarhran V, Sassania, AR drm, 420-438 AD.
Obverse: Head of Varhan V right, wearing mural crown with korymbos.
Reverse: Fire altar with attendants and ribbon.
References: GOBL 155.
Diameter: 29.5mm, Weight: 4.184g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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EB0322 Peroz / Fire Altar0 viewsPeroz, Sassania, AR drm, 459-484 AD.
Obverse: Bust of King right, wearing elaborate crown topped with globe and crescent.
Reverse: Fire alter with attendants, star and crescent above.
References: GOBL 176.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 3.615g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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03c Domitian as Caesar RIC 93243 viewsĆ As, 10.65g
Rome mint, 76 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 932 (C). BMC - .
Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS COS IIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Spes stg. l., with flower
Acquired from Ken Dorney, January 2019.

Spes, the goddess of hope, is seen here as an 'heir apparent' type. She is represented on Roman coins as a young girl, reminiscent of earlier Greek statures depicting Elpis. H. Mattingly in BMCRE II says 'the flower held by Spes is an opening bud, she is raising her skirt in order to hasten forward'. Spes occurs quite commonly throughout the Flavian coinage and is frequently paired up with the young Domitian Caesar, likely expressing a hope or expectation for future dynastic success. It is very Ironic that Spes is often associated with Domitian Caesar on the coinage, considering he would later be the family member most responsible for the dynasty's downfall in 96. Surprisingly, this common Spes type is not in the BM.

The obverse features a quintessential Flavian portrait - unflattering hook nose with full and heavy facial features. Pleasant dark green patina.
2 commentsDavid AthertonJan 15, 2019
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OBVERSE - winged beast30 viewsJeremy NJan 15, 2019
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REVERSE - Shield bordered with Cross25 viewsJeremy NJan 15, 2019
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EB0321 Shapur I / Fire Altar2 viewsShapur I, Sassania, Billon Tdrm, 241-272 AD.
Obverse: Bust of Shapur I right, wearing diadem and decorated tiara.
Reverse: Fire altar flanked by two attendants wearing diadems and mural crowns.
References: GOBL 22.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 13.465g.
1 commentsEBJan 15, 2019
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EB0320 Unknown King / Queen Ulfan0 viewsElmais, First indeterminate King (de Morgan's Orodes IV), AE 14, (c. A.D. 200?).
Obverse: Bust left.
Reverse: Bust of Queen Ulfan or Artemis-Tyche (?), left.
References: De Morgan 57; PLV, 22; Sear GIC 5917v.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 2.498g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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EB0319 Kamnaskires-Orades III / Artemis1 viewsKamnaskires-Orades III, Elmais, AE washed drm, (c. A.D. 180?).
Obverse: Bust facing with long beard wearing diademed tiara; to right, pellet within crescent above anchor with two bars.
Reverse: Unclear, possibly radiate bust of Artemis right; Chaldeo-Pahlavi legend around.
References: De Morgan 49.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 3.777g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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EB0318 Phraates / Dashes0 viewsPhraates, Elmais, AE 14, ca 150 AD.
Obverse: Bearded bust, facing. Trident to right, crescent and star above.
Reverse: Pattern of dashes.
References: De Morgan Pl. III, 5.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 3.738g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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EB0317 Phraates / Artemis1 viewsPhraates, Elmais, AE 17, ca 150 AD.
Obverse: Bearded bust left. Trident to right.
Reverse: Artemis, holding bow & plucking arrow from quiver; Greek legend.
References: de Morgan 35.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.448g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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EB0316 Phraates / Dashes0 viewsPhraates(?), Elmais, AE 14, ca 150 AD.
Obverse: Bearded bust left. Trident to right, crescent and star above.
Reverse: Pattern of dashes and dots?
References: Cf. de Morgan 36.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 2.714g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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EB0315 Phraates / Dashes1 viewsPhraates(?), Elmais, AE 15, ca 150 AD.
Obverse: Bearded bust left. Trident to right, crescent and star above.
Reverse: Pattern of dashes and dots?
References: Cf. De Morgan Pl. III, 6-8.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 3.423g.
EBJan 15, 2019
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Bruttium; the Bretti21 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right, at left thunderbolt

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

Bruttium, circa 211-208 BC.

8.51g

HN Italy 1988; SNG ANS 106.

Scarce
2 commentsJay GT4Jan 15, 2019
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rsc189cfouree0 viewsElagabalus
Fouree, Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust of Elagabalus right
Rev: P M TR P IIII COS III P P, Providentia standing facing, head left, holding wand over globe at her feet, and cornucopia, no star.
18 mm, 2.50 gms

RSC 189c, RIC 42
Charles MJan 15, 2019
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hhj8.26.48.051 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT [K M AVP] ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: Crescent with 4 stars.
17 mm, 2.10 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.48.5
Charles MJan 15, 2019
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Huszár 433, Unger 342, Réthy I 382, Frynas H.22.1, Adamovszky A5298 viewsVenzel/Wenceslaus Premyslid (1301-1305)

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

Obv: Crowned horseman riding right holding a sword.

Rev: Eagle standing left.

Huszár rarity R1, Unger rarity 36, Frynas rarity S.
1 commentsStkpJan 15, 2019
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hj6.28.03.011 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 MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩ, Hera standing left holdingpatera in right hand and staff in left. E in right field.
27mm, 11.63 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.3.1
Charles MJan 15, 2019
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H-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-216, CNH I.-180, U-166, AR-Obulus, #0127 viewsH-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-216, CNH I.-180, U-166, AR-Obulus, #01
avers: Trellised rectangle between two columns, patriarchal cross between two circles, amongst six dots between the columns, the border of dots.
reverse: Patriarchal cross, amongst six dots, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14,0 mm, weight: 0,37 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-216, CNH I.-180, Unger-166,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJan 14, 2019
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Edward IV (1461-1470 A.D.)8 viewsAR Groat
Light Coinage
O: ЄDWΛRD’ DI · GRΛ’ RЄX · ΛnGL’ · Z FRΛnC (saltire stops), crowned facing bust, with trefoil on breast and quatrefoil to left and right of neck; all within tressure of arches, with lis in spandrels.
R: POSVI DЄVm · Λ DIVTOR Є’ · mЄVm/ CIVI TΛS LOn DOn (saltire stops), long cross pattée, with three pellets in each quarter.
im: Crown
London mint, Struck 1466-1467.
3.03g
25mm
North 1568; SCBC 2000
1 commentsMatJan 14, 2019
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786 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Salus standing10 viewsReference.
RIC II 786; C 1333; Banti 696; Strack 688

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

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

29.94 gr
32 mm
6h
4 commentsokidokiJan 14, 2019
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 865var., Serdica, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-E1/G, -/-//KA•A•, Sol in spread quadriga, Rare! #124 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 865var., Serdica, SOLI INVICTO, Bust-E1/G, -/-//KA•A•, Sol in spread quadriga, Rare! #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PIVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, (E1-G).
reverse: SOLI IN VICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, right hand raised, holding the globe in left.
exergue: -/-//KA•A•, no exergual line, diameter: 21,0-22,5mm, weight: 3,621g, axis: 6h,
mint: Serdica 4th emission, 1st off., date: 280-281A.D., ref: RIC V-II 865var., Rare!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 14, 2019
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22006 Domitian/Athena4 viewsDomitian/Athena
ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP
laureate head right.
Legend is counter-clockwise
CIΔ - HT
Athena advancing left, holding pomegranate, spear and shield,
serpent at foot.
Mint: Side, PAMPHYLIA 19.8mm 4.3g
RPC II 1527; SNG Copenhagen 415
Blayne WJan 14, 2019
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22011 Gallienus/Sol1 viewsGallienus/Sol
AE Antoninianus. 253-268 AD, Sole reign.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG,
Radiate and draped bust right.
Rev. AETERNITATI AVG,
Sol standing left, holding globe, right hand raised.
Star in left field.
Mint:Antioch 21.4mm 2.8g
Antioch RIC V-1 (S), Asian Mint 629,
Blayne WJan 14, 2019
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22013 Constantine I /Campgate2 viewsConstantine I/Campgate
AE Follis of Antioch. AD 331 and 333-334.

Obv:CONSTAN-TINVS AVG,
laureate head right.
Rev:PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG,
Campgate with nine layers, two turrets,
star above, no doors. officina letters
Delta-Epsilon across fields.
SMANT in Exergue
Mint:Antioch
RIC VII Antioch 63.
Blayne WJan 14, 2019
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111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4147, RIC V-I 010, Lyon, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-/III, Bust-D1, Providentia standing left, #129 views111 Florianus (276-282 A.D.), T-4147, RIC V-I 010, Lyon, AE-Antoninianus, PROVIDENTIA AVG, -/-/III, Bust-D1, Providentia standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AN FLORIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1).
reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding baton in right hand and long scepter in left hand, at feet to left, globe, (Prov. 2b).
exergue: -/-/III, diameter: 19,5-22,5mm, weight: 3,40g, axes: 6h,
mint: Lyon, iss-3, off-3, date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 010, T-(Estiot)-4147, Bastien 148,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 14, 2019
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CALABRIA. Taras. Time of Pyrrhus (ca. 280 BC). AV 10th stater9 views11mm, 0.85 gm, 5h
Head of young Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress / TAPAΣ, Taras astride dolphin left, holding cantharus in extended right hand and trident cradled in left arm.
Vlasto 43. SNG ANS 1401. HN Italy 992.
Very rare! Exceptionally well struck and pleasing, with reddish tone in deep recesses.
3 commentsLeoJan 14, 2019
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EB0314 Kamnaskires VI3 viewsKamnaskires VI (?), Billon Tdrm, c. late first cent AD.
Obverse: Diademed bearded bust left with trident or anchor behind with star and crescent.
Reverse: Stylized head left with legends around on four sides in corrupt Greek. The rev head could be Jupiter, Herakles or an unknown successor to Kamnaskires.
References: Cf. Mitchiner ACW 703-705 variant; BMC pl. XXXIX, 3.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 13.207g.
1 commentsEBJan 14, 2019
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EB0313 Mithradates II / Horse head1 viewsMithradates II, Parthia, AE Dichalkon, 123-88 BC.
Obverse: Bust left.
Reverse: Horse head right within 5-line legend.
References: Sell 27/6 or 7.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.026g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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EB0312 Palm / Horse1 viewsCarthage in Zeugitana, AE 17.
Obverse: Palm tree with two bunches of dates.
Reverse: Horse standing right, head reverted.
References: -.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.266g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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EB0311 Gondophares I / Nike0 viewsGondophares I (ca 20-50 AD). AE24 Tetradrachm.
Obverse: Greek legend around diademed and bearded bust right.
Reverse: Winged Nike standing right with wreath and palm. Karosthi legend.
References: Cf. BMC 13; Pieper 290-295; Senior 212.1T.
Diameter: 24.5mm, Weight: 8.478g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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EB0310 Menorah / Inscription0 viewsABD-EL-MELIK?, Arabic, Ca. 700 AD.
Obverse: Menorah.
Reverse: Inscription.
References: -.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.407g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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EB0309 Aretas IV / Cornucopiae0 viewsNabataean Kingdom, Aretas IV AE15, 9 BC - 40 AD.
Obverse: Jugate busts of Aretas IV and Queen Shuquilat?
Reverse: Crossed cornucopias, Nabataean inscriptions.
References: -.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.666g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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EB0308 Tyche / Prow0 viewsArados, Phoenicia, AE 16, Late 3rd Century BC.
Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right.
Reverse: Prow left, Monogram AP above.
References: Cf. BMC 97; Rouvier 121-125.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 4.102g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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EB0307 Alexander II / Cornucopiae1 viewsAlexander II Zebinas, Seleukid Kingdom, 128-123 BC. AE 22, Minted in Antioch ad Orontem.
Obverse: Diademed and radiate head of Alexander II right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEXANΔΡOY, double cornucopiae, A-P across fields, grain ear at lower left.
References: SNG. Leake 5778; Babelon, Rois 1310.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 8.433g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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EB0306 Eros / Headdress of Isis0 viewsAntiochus VII, Syria, AE 18, 138-129 BC.
Obverse: Winged Bust of Eros right.
Reverse: [BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EYEΡΓETOY], Headdress of Isis.
References: Sear 7098.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 5.268g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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EB0305 Antiochus VI / Elephant1 viewsAntiochus VI, Syria, AE 21, 145-142 BC.
Obverse: Radiate head of Antiochus as Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY EΠIΦANOYΣ ΔIONYΣOY, Elephant advancing left.
References: BMC-45; SG 7081;
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 7.83g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.08.16 (plate coin)0 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 18, 2.57g, 18.34mm, 135°
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTR
in l. and r. field N - O
Bunch of grapes hanging down from twig
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov 3832
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.8.16 (this coin)
VF, dark brown patina

JochenJan 14, 2019
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hhj8.26.10.06_21 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN [ΠPOC IC]TPON, Hermes nude, standing frontal, head left, with chlamys over left shoulder and caduceus in left arm, purse in right hand.
19 mm, 2.40 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.10.6
Charles MJan 14, 2019
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prieur261A_20 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M A ANTWNε(…), laureate head right, one ribbon over shoulder.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOΔ, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs.
27 mm, 11.83 gms

Prieur 261A
Charles MJan 14, 2019
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EB0304 Zeus / Eagle2 viewsAntiochus IV, Syria, AE 33, 168-164 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: eagle standing on thunderbolt, BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY ΘEOY EΠIΦANOYΣ, Antioch mint.
References: Newell SMA 59.
Diameter: 33mm, Weight: 35.69g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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Lucania, Velia (Circa 440-400 BC)8 viewsAR Didrachm

20 mm, 7.68 g

Obverse: Head of Athena l., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with griffin and laurel wreath; Φ to r.

Reverse: Lion attacking stag; [Y]EL-HT-EW-N

Williams 159; HNItaly 1270; SNG ANS 1261. VF

The type of lion and its prey goes back to the earliest Velian drachms brought by its original Phocaean settlers from Asia Minor; in various forms the type is common in the East Greek and Persian world and may have originally represented the triumph of light over darkness or of the king over his enemies.
2 commentsNathan PJan 14, 2019
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EB0303 Artemis / Apollo0 viewsSeleukos III, Syria, AE 16,226-223 BC.
Obverse: Head of Artemis right.
Reverse: [BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY], Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrow & leaning on bows.
References: -.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 3.539g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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EB0302 Medusa / Bull0 viewsSeleukos I, Syria, AE 19, 312-280 BC.
Obverse: Winged head of Medusa right, snakes flowing behind.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, above and below bull butting right, Ξ in ex.
References: SG 6852.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 4.527g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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EB0301 Apollo / Athena0 viewsSeleukos I Nikator, Syria, AE 22, 300-281 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY to right and left of Athena Promachos standing right, holding spear and shield; anchor to inner right.
References: SC 15•1,2; SNG Spaer 3,6; Houghton 2,3.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 7.821g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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EB0300 Athena / Owl0 viewsSyria, Laodikeia, AE 15.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: ΛAOΔIKEΩN .. IΩN .. KAI .. to right and left of owl standing right, head facing; monogram in left field; ΔM in exergue.
References: Cf. BMC 28-29.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 3.296g.
EBJan 14, 2019
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EB0299 Artemis / Laurel branch2 viewsAntioch, Syria, AE 16, 65-66 AD.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo or Artemis or ? right.
Reverse: ANTIOXEΩN ΔIP (year 114 of the Caesarean era), Laurel branch (or olive branch?).
References: Cf. Weber 7957; BMC 71-73; RPC 4289; SNG Cop 105.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 2.533g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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EB0298 Zeus / Zeus & Nike0 viewsAntioch, Syria, AE 20, 100-1 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: ANTIOXEΩN MHTΡOΠOΛEΩΣ, Zeus seated left holding Nike and sceptre.
References: BMC 12.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 7.14g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 913-3-3, Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust E1-G, T//XXIMC, Emperor riding left, #123 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 913-3-3, Cyzicus, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Bust E1-G, T//XXIMC, Emperor riding left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, the shield is decorated, (E1-G).
reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding the scepter, at the foot, captive.
exergue: T//XXIMC, diameter: 22,5-24,0mm, weight: 4,69g, axis: 1h,
mint: Cyzicus, 3rd. emission, 3rd. off., date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 913-3-3, p118,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 13, 2019
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EB0297 Tigranes II / Tyche0 viewsTigranes II, Armenia, AE 18, 83-69 BC.
Obverse: Draped bust right, in Armenian tiara, with star.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ TIΓΡANOΣ, Tyche seated right, river-god swimming before.
References: SG 7208.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 4.126g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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Constantine I (316 AD) AE follis, Trier mint, Mars2 viewsRoman Imperial, Constantine I (316 AD) AE follis, Trier mint

Obverse: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG , Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: MARTI CON-SERVATORI, Mars, helmeted, in military dress, standing half right, head right, reversed spear in right hand, left hand resting on ornate curved shield. T-F across fields. Mintmark: ATR.

Reference: RIC VII Trier 108
Gil-galadJan 13, 2019
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Gratian (378-383 AD) AE2, Rome mint3 viewsRoman Imperial, Gratian (378-383 AD) AE2, Rome mint

Obverse: DN GRATIANVS PF AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB, Emperor standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe in left hand and raising kneeling woman with right hand. Mintmark: SMRQ.

Reference: RIC IX Rome 43a
Gil-galadJan 13, 2019
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Gertrud Von Amfurt Brateate15 viewsBracteate. Quedlinburg Abbey
Gertrud Von Amfurt (1233-1270) OR
Bertradis II (1270-1308)
25 mm
VF. Rare
Ref: Bonhoff--, Cappe--, Mehl 243
2 commentsorfewJan 13, 2019
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Constantius II (337-340 AD) AE4, Rome mint, Securitas1 viewsRoman Imperial, Constantius II (337-340 AD) AE4, Rome mint

Obverse: DN FL CONSTANTIVS AVG, Laurel and rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: SECVRI-TAS REIP, Securitas standing facing, looking right, left elbow leaning on column, legs crossed, holding sceptre. Mintmark R leaf S.

Reference: RIC VIII Rome 12; Voetter 19.
Gil-galadJan 13, 2019
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EB0296 Herakles / Lion1 viewsKings of Galatia, Amyntas, AE 24mm, 36-25 BC.
Obverse: Head of bearded Herakles right, club behind.
Reverse: Lion prowling right.
References: Weber 7764 var; SNG Cop 96; BMC 9.
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 11.677g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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EB0295 Tyche / Monument of Sandan0 viewsTarsos, Cilicia, AE 20, 130-80 BC or later.
Obverse: Veiled and turreted head of Tyche right.
Reverse: TAΡΣEΩN, Monument of Sandan: Sandan standing right on a horned and winged lion, within triangular structure on a garlanded altar; monograms in left field.
References: Cf. SNG Cop 333,340.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 6.871g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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EB0294 Athena / Nike0 viewsSeleukeia ad Calycadnum, Cilicia, AE23, 200-1 BC.
Obverse: ΣA, helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: (from top right, counter-clockwise) ΣEΛEYKEΩN TΩN ΠΡOΣ TΩI KAΛYKAΔNΩI around, AΘH and ΠATE monogram in left field, Nike walking left, holding wreath and palm branch.
References: BMC 6; SNG France 895-897.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 9.135g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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EB0293 Zeus / Altar0 viewsMopsos, Cilicia, AE 20, 200-200 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: MOΨEATΩN, burning altar on two feet. ΠA and oE monograms to left and right.
References: Seaby 1972;Lindgren I, 1547; Ziegler Kilikien 926-928; SNG Levante 1305; von Aulock Mopsos 11a.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 5.296g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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H-263 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-263, CNH I.-223, U-189, AR-Denarius (Obulus?), Rare! #0124 viewsH-263 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-263, CNH I.-223, U-189, AR-Denarius (Obulus?), Rare! #01
avers: Sitting king of the front, grasped with both hands neck and tail of a dragon, border of dots.
reverse: Standing king with a sword, panther looking backward, border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,5-11,5mm, weight: 0,22 g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-263, CNH I.-223, Unger-189, Rare!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 13, 2019
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EB0292 Pyramos / Gorgoneion0 viewsMallos, Cilicia, AE 11, 400-350 BC.
Obverse: Head of Pyramos right wearing corn-wreath.
Reverse: MAL, Gorgoneion facing.
References: Weber 7569; Sear 5572; SNG France 406; SNG Levante 172; Lindgren 1540.
Diameter: 11.5mm, Weight: 1.081g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Ć Anonymous Class A1 Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1793) - Attributed to John I Tzimisces (969-976)4 viewsObv: +ЄMMA-NOVHΛ; IC-XC to right and left of bust of Christ facing, holding book of gospels, with nimbus
Rev: +IҺSЧS / XRISTЧS / ЬASILЄЧ / ЬASILЄ in four lines

Overstruck on a Constantinople mint follis of Constantine VII (SB 1761)
Quant.GeekJan 13, 2019
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EB0291 Athena / Pomegranate0 viewsPamphylia, Side, AE 15, 300-200 BC.
Obverse: Head of Athena right in plumed Corinthian helmet.
Reverse: Pomegranate on stalk.
References: Weber 7361; BMC 59; Sear Greek 1931.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 3.114g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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Huszár 811, Pohl 253-4, Unger 646c, Réthy II 278A; dated 15084 viewsHungary. Ulászló/Wladislaus II (1490-1516)

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

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

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

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

Huszár rarity 4, Pohl rarity5, Unger rarity 3.
1 commentsStkpJan 13, 2019
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Baktria - AR tetradrachm6 viewsuncertain mint in Oxus region
c. 261-239/8 BC
head of Athena right, wearing earring, necklace and crested Attic helmet decorated with three olive leaves over visor and spiral palmette on the bowl wire necklace, round earring
monogram
owl standing right, grape bunch over tail; olive sprig and crescent above
AΘE
Roma XIV, 354; Bopearachchi, Sophytes Series 1A; Mitchiner 13e; N&A 13-15; SNG ANS -; Svoronos pl. 109, 8; Leu 83, 263
17,0g
ex Roma

From the 1960s Andragoras-Sophytes Group, present in Germany in 1975, subsequently exported to the USA.
2 commentsJohny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Celts - AE ring money1 viewsThese rings may or may not be a Celtic proto-money.Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Alexander Severus - Marcianopolis0 viewsTiberius Julius Festus, consular legate
AE tetrasarion?
225-229 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AVT K M AVP CEVH_·_AΛEZANΔPOC
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak
VΠ TIB IOVA ΦHCT(OV) MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN)
SNGCop 246; Pick 1021.
9,2g
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
1418_Septimius_Severus_Nikopolis.jpg
Septimius Severus - Nicopolis ad Istrum0 viewsAurelius Gallus, consular legate
AE tetrasarion?
193-211 AD
laureate bust right
AVT Λ CEΠT·_CEVHΡOC ΠEP
Herakles Farnese standing half right, lion skin over left hand, leaning on club
VΠ AV ΓAΛΛOV__NIKOΠOΛITΩN
ΠPOCI
Varbanov 2698 var. (obverse legend) (Same obverse as Varbanov 2721; AMNG 1315)
11,6g
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Nerva - Perinthos1 views98-117 AD struck under Trajan
radiate head right
NEPOVAN ΘEON ΣEBAΣTO
veiled Demeter? standing left, holding grain ears and scepter
ΠEP_IN_ΘIΩN
Schönert S. 143 und Taf. 15, 317; Lanz 106 (2001), 365.
10,4g
ex Aurea
1 commentsJohny SYSELJan 13, 2019
1414_Antiochos_IV_Anemurion.jpg
Antiochos IV (Syria Kommagene) - AE dichalkon0 viewsAnemurion
38-72 AD
diademed head right
BACIΛEΩΣ / ANTIOXOC
diademed bust of Iotape right
ΒΑCΙΛICC // A_NEMOY
Kovacs 265; RPC I 3708; AC 215.
4,2g
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
1412_Ptolemy_II_obol.jpg
Ptolemy II - AE Obol0 viewsAlexandria
264-256 BC
head of Alexander III right wearing elephant scalp headdress and aegis
eagle standing on lightning left, spread wings
ΠTOΛEMAIOY_ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ
A
Svornos 424
10,1g
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
1409_Aurelian_Cyzicus.jpg
Aurelian - silvered antoninianus0 viewsspring 273 - spring 274 AD
Cyzicus
Issue 8, Phase 3
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
female right crowning with wreath Aurelian standing left wearing military dress, holding long scepter
RESTITVTOR ORBIS
BNC 1193 reads IMP AVELIANVS AVG - an engraver's error.; Reference LV 10464-550
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/2997
3,9g
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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763 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Jupiter14 viewsReference.
RIC 763; C. 861;BMC 1521; Strack 671

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bare head right

Rev. IOVI CVSTODI S C below
Jupiter, naked to waist, seated left on throne, holding thunderbolt in right hand and vertical sceptre in left.

21.96 gr
32.50 mm
6h

Note.
IOVI CVSTODI as Jupiter protector, protecting the health of Hadrian and Aelius
2 commentsokidokiJan 13, 2019
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Hierapolis - AE0 views211-249 AD
draped bust of Roman Senate right; countermark
IEPA CV_NKΛHTOC
Hades abduces Persephone in quadriga right
IEPA_Π_O_Λ_ITΩN
NEΩKO
PON
BMC 86-7; SNG Cop. - , SNG v.Aul. 3633. ex MZ 130, 2006, 265; Howgego 278 (for c/m).
6,60g
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Tripolis, Lydia - AE0 viewsc. 2nd century AD - 268 AD
draped bust of Roman Senate left
IEPA CYN_KΛHTOC
Artemis right drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow, Apollo standing left holding laurel branch
TPIΠ_OΛ_EITΩN
Cf. BMC Lydia p. 365, 12 (same types but different style); SNG Copenhagen -; cf. SNG von Aulock 3305; Lindgren I A846A
14,8g
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Thrace, Messembria Philippus II4 viewsThrace, Messembria. Philipp II ( 247-249). AE26, 9.60 gr. Obv. - MAR IOVLIOC FILIPPOC / KAICA / [R] - Confronted busts of Philipp II, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r., and Serapis, draped and wearing kalathos, l. Rev. - MECAMBR – IANWN - Demeter, wearing high-girdled double chiton, stg. facing, head l., holding grain- ears in outstretched r. hand and long torch in l. hand. Karayotov 351; Varbanov (engl.) 4283, (bg.) 2684; Moushmov 4034 maxthraxJan 13, 2019
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Deiotaros - AE0 views62-40 BC
Galatia, Pessinos?
laureate head of Zeus right
eagle half-left, head right, standing on thunderbolt
(ΔHITAP)
RBN 1934, pp. 5-10, 2; RPC I p. 536, 2; SNG von Aulock 6100; cf. HGC 7, 444 corr. (image only)
6,8g
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Azbaal - AR stater0 viewsCyprus, Kition
c. 449-425 BC
Herakles right, wearing lion's skin, holding bow in extended left hand and club over shoulder in his right hand
lion attacking stag, crouching right; all within incuse square
lOZBOl
Zapiti & Michaelidou 5-6; Tziambazis 17; BMC 16-8
11,1g
ex Roma Numismatics
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Philip I - Diokaisareia1 views244-249 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
AYT K M IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC CE / B
City goddess seated left, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia; river-god Calycadnus swimming right below
AΔPI ΔIOKAICAPEΩN MHTPO
KEN / NAT/ ΩN
SNG France 2, 881; Staffieri, Diocaesarea, 31, 22 Taf. 3, 25; SNG Levante Suppl. 179 var.; SNG Pfalz 419-422 var.
15,6g
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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CALABRIA, Taras. c. 400-390 BC. AR Nomos9 views21mm, 7.67g, 6h
Warrior, wearing helmet, holding shield and lance, dismounting from horse cantering l. R/ Phalanthos, holding helmet and large oval shield, on dolphin l.; Σ below. Vlasto 297; HNItaly 849. VF
1 commentsLeoJan 13, 2019
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Tranquillina - Samos0 viewsMay 241 - 244 AD
draped bust right wearing stephane
ΦOVPIA TRA_NKVIΛΛINA CEB
Tyche facing, head left, wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia
CAM_IΩN
SNG Copenhagen 1766; BMC 311; RPC VII 596; SNG Lindgren 599.
4,4g
ex Savoca
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Sicily, Gela, c. 465-450 BC. AR Litra2 views11mm, 0.85g, 9h
Horse advancing r.; wreath above. R/ Forepart of man-headed bull r. Jenkins, Gela, Group III; HGC 2, 373. Toned, wavy flan, VF
LeoJan 13, 2019
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Caracalla - Midaion1 views211-217 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
ANTΩNEINOC__AVΓOVCTOC
Athena standing left wearing helmet, holding patera and scepter
MIΔA_EΩN
Von Aulock, Phrygien II, S. 105, Nr. 786.
15,4g
ex Solidus
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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L. Sentius C.f. - AR denarius1 views˛96 BC
ą101 BC
Rome
head of Roma right wearing winged helmet
(AR)G·PVB
Jupiter in quadriga right, holding scepter, thunderbolt and reins
D
L·SENTI·C·F
ąCrawford 325/1b, SRCV I203, Sydenham 600, RSC I Sentia 1
˛Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
4,00g
ex Gorny & Mosch
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Thrace, Anchialus. S.Severus 4 viewsThrace, Anchialus. Septimius Severus. AE26, 10.77 gr. Obv. - AVT K CEP CEVEPOC, laureate, draped bust right ; Rev. - H(GE CT) BARBAROU AGХIALЕWN, Triptolemus flying right in biga of winged serpents, throwing cereal seeds with right hand. Varbanov bg 650 Rare1 commentsmaxthraxJan 13, 2019
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Aemilian - Viminacium0 viewsAE sestertius
253 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C M AEMIL AEMILIANVS A
Moesia facing, head left between bull walking right on left and lion walking left on right
PMS C_OL VII
AN XIV
AMNG 179; Pick-Martin 6'01'28
8,0g
ex Gorny & Mosch
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
1384_Septimius_Severus_Laodicea.jpg
Septimius Severus - Laodicea ad Mare0 viewsAR tetradrachm
207-208 AD
laureate head right
AVT KAI__CEOVHPOC__·CE·
Eagle half right, head left, wreath in beak; star below
ΔHMAPX EΞ VΠATOC Γ
Prieur: 1139
13,2g
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Hadrian - Antioch2 viewsAR tetrtadrachm
118 AD
laureate and cuirassed bust rightand, draped shoulder
·AYT KAI ΘE TPA ΠAP YI ΘE NEP YI TPAI AΔPANOC CEB·
facing eagle, head left, standing on thigh of sacrificial animal
ΔHMAPX__·EΞ·YΠAT·B·
Prieur: 155
14,0g
ex Dionysos
1 commentsJohny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Kassander as regent - AE1 viewsPella or Amphipolis
317-305 BC
young head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin
lion reclining right, torch right
KAΣΣAN / ΔPOY
N
SNG München 991; SNG Alpha Bank 883-7; SNG Copenhagen 1140
3,8g
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Rome - AE as0 views170-158 BC
laureate head of Janus
I
prow of galley right, butterfly on vine branch with leaf and grape bunch above
I
ROMA
Crawford 184/1a
26,2g
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
1337_Livia_Oea~0.jpg
Livia - Oea, Syrtica3 viewsAE as
22/23-29 AD
draped bust right, grain ear behind, peacock right
helmeted bust of Minerva left wearing aegis
WY'T in neophoenician script
MAA 35; Müller 35; SNG Copenhagen 34; RPC I 833
ex Naville Numismatics
1 commentsJohny SYSELJan 13, 2019
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Alexander Severus - Alexandria1 viewsBI tetradrachm
29 Aug 222 - 28 Aug 223 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
A KAI MAP AYP CEYHP AΛEΞAN∆POC__EYCEB
eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak
L_B
Geissen 2407; Dattari 4407; Milne 2899; BMC Alexandria p. 216, 1693; SNG Cop 617; Kampmann 62.25; Emmett 3099
13,6g
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
994_Hadrian_Alexandria.jpg
Hadrian - Alexandria1 viewsBI tetradrachm
29 Aug 121 - 28 Aug 122 AD
laureate bust right, slight drapery; crescent right
AVT KAI TPAI__AΔPIA CEB
canopus of Osiris right
L_Ϛ
Geißen: 825, Dattari: 1321 f
13,6g
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
855_Diadumenianus.jpg
Diadumenian - Nicopolis ad Istrum1 viewsAgrippa, consular legate
217-218 AD
bare head right
K M OΠΠEΛ ANTΩNI ΔIAΔOVMENIANOC
Homonoia facing, head left, holding patera and cornucopia
VΠ AΓPIΠΠA NIK_OΠOΛITΩN ΠΡOCIC
TΡΩ
AMNG I 1817f. (Var.); Varbanov 3641
12,4g
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
679_Alexander_III_Pella.jpg
Alexander III - AR tetradrachm2 viewsstruck by Kassander in the name of Alexander III

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

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
388_Diocletian.jpg
Diocletian - AE antoninianus1 viewsRome
285-286 AD
radiate and cuirassed bust right
IMP DIOCLE_TIANVS AVG
Jupiter standing half left, wearing chalmys, holding thunderbolt and long scepter
IOVI CONSER_VAT AVGG
XXIΓ
RIC V-2 162 Rome
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
367_Domitian_Philippopolis.jpg
Domitian - Philippopolis1 views88-89 AD
radiate head right
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P
Ares standung left holding spear and shield
ΦIΛIΠΠO_ΠOΛEITΩN
RPC II 353; Varbanov III 618
6,40g
Johny SYSELJan 13, 2019
lesbos_carac.jpg
Lesbos, Mytilene. Caracalla AE355 viewsLesbos, Mytilene. AE35 (Medallion?), 21.15gr. Caracalla(198-217).Obv. – Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of young Caracalla - AYT KA MAR AY ANTWNEINOC;
Rev. – Nike riding in biga with two horses to left, holding palm branch(?) - EPI STRA POIOY LEONTEWC MYTILHNAIWN.  BMC 13 S209,211
Very rare, probably the second or third known
maxthraxJan 13, 2019
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 430-425 BC 29mm 17.09g 6h Jenkins 345 O66/R1354 viewsCharioteer driving quadriga right,Nike flying right crowning horses/Forepart of man-headed bull swimming right.1 commentsGrant HJan 13, 2019
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Litra circa 465-450 BC `12mm 0.62g 3h 2 viewsHorse advancing right,wreath above/forepart of man-headed bull right.Grant HJan 13, 2019
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EB0290 Zeus / Perseus1 viewsLycaonia, Iconium, AE 16, 1st Century BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: Perseus walking left, holding harpa and head of Medusa.
References: BMC 1; SNGvA 5285 (5385?).
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 3.243g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados 25-26 A.D1 viewsAE 23.31mm (Thickness 2.86mm), weight 8.03g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees).

Obverse: Bust of Astarte, wearing stephane and veil, border of dots.

Reverse: Tyche nude to waist seated left on rudder, hand on tiller, carrying cornucopia with bunch of grapes right, Phoenician letter qoph (Q) above Tyche´s outstretched arm, Aradian era date 284 (ΔΠΣ) left, AΡAΔIΩN (Arados) below.
AradosJan 13, 2019
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EB0289 Boule / Leto and twins1 viewsTripolis, Lydia, AE 28, Imperial times.
Obverse: IEΡA BOYΛH, veiled bust of Boule right.
Reverse:TΡIΠOΛEITΩN, Temple with four columns; within: a statue of Leto running left, carrying her twins.
References: Weber 6960; BMC 36.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 10.709g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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EB0288 Zeus / Bull0 viewsTralles, Lydia, AE 14, 2nd-1st c. BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: TΡAΛΛI-[ANΩN] above and below humped bull walking left, head facing. [ΩΠA monogram to left].
References: BMC 63,64.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 4.002g.
EBJan 13, 2019
SA037_fac.jpg
Elymais, Van´t Haaff 17.1-1-1d, Orodes IV, Female Bust1 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Orodes IV
2nd half 2nd Century
Ć Drachm
Obv.: Bust facing left Large Hair tufts at Top and Side of Head; Legend "KING ORODES"
Rev.: Female Bust to left; Long Hair lock falling down; Legend "ULFAN"
Ć, 2.60g, 14mm.
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 17.1, Subtype 1-1d?
shanxiJan 13, 2019
asmi_33.jpg
Amisos, Pontos5 views105-90 or 90-85 B.C.
Bronze AE27
18.23 gm, 27 mm
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet ornamented with Pegasus
Rev.: Perseus standing facing, wearing pointed helmet or cap, with flaps, and himation over shoulders; holding harpa in right hand and head of Medusa in left, whose decapitated winged body lies at his feet; AMI-ΣOY across field, monograms to left and right.
HGC vol. 7, 238;
SNG Black Sea 1166-76;
BMC 13, p.16, 30-36;
Sear 3637
JaimelaiJan 13, 2019
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Otho AR Denarius40 viewsOtho. AD 69. AR Denarius
(19mm,2.87 g, 6h). Rome mint.
Obv: Bare head right IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P
Rev: Pax standing left, holding olive branch and caduceus. PAX ORBIS TERRARVM
RIC I 4; RSC 3. Good Fine. toned
1 commentsorfewJan 13, 2019
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EB0287 Zeus / Eagle0 viewsStratonikeia, Caria, AE 13, 200-100 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: [], Eagle standing right on torch, all within incuse square.
References: Cf. S. 4936; BMC 12; SNG Cop 487.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 1.599g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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EB0286 Horse / Trident0 viewsCaria, Mylasa, AE 13, 200-100 BC.
Obverse: Horse standing right, foreleg raised.
Reverse: [], Ornamented Trident.
References: Cf. BMC 11.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 1.549g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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EB0285 Apollo / Homer0 viewsSmyrna, Ionia, AE 20, 200-100 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: ΣMYΡNAIΩN, the poet Homer seated left; magistrates ΠAΣIKΡATOY [and METΡOΔΩΡOΣ].
References: BMC 106.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 8.453g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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EB0284 Athena / Horseman2 viewsMagnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, AE 21, Eukles and Kratinos, magistrates, 88-85 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: MAΓΝΗΤΩΝ ΕΥΚΛΗΣ ΚΡΑTΙΝΟΣ, Horseman galloping right, holding spear.
References: BMC 44-45.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 8.78g.
EBJan 13, 2019
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Alexander Jannaeus, Hasmonean AE Prutah, (103-76 BC)1 viewsAncient Greek, Alexander Jannaeus, Hasmonean AE Prutah, (103-76 BC)

Obverse: "Yehonatan the High Priest & the Council of the Jews", Five lines of Hebrew text within wreath, top line off flan.

YHW
NTNHK
HNHGDLW
HBRHY
HDDM

𐤉𐤄‬𐤅
𐤍𐤕𐤍𐤄‬𐤊‬
𐤄‬𐤍𐤄‬𐤂𐤃‬𐤋
𐤉𐤇‬𐤁‬𐤓𐤄‬
𐤅𐤄‬𐤃‬𐤃‬𐤌

Reverse: Two joined cornucopias, ribbons on each side, pomegranate between, all within dotted circle border.

Reference: Hendin 1145 (473)

Ex: Tom Mullally
Gil-galadJan 13, 2019
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EB0283 Bee / Stag0 viewsEphesos, Ionia, AE 16, 280-258 BC.
Obverse: E-Φ, Bee.
Reverse: ΣOΛΩN, Stag grazing right, quiver above.
References: BMC 84; Head Chronology, p. 48, 5.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 4.664g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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EB0282 Zeus / Pegasos0 viewsMysia, Iolla, AE 13, 360-350 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: [IOΛΛ], forepart of Pegasos right, [grain ear or? below].
References: Cf. Fritze 603.
Diameter: 13.5mm, Weight: 1.701g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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EB0281 Hektor / Infant Dionysos0 viewsOphrynion, Troas, AE 12, 350-300 BC.
Obverse: Bearded head of Hektor, facing slightly right, wearing triple crested helmet.
Reverse: OΦΡY, The infant Dionysos kneeling right, holding grape cluster in right hand.
References: Sear 4124; SNG Cop 456; SNG von Aulock 1559; BMC 2-6; Luynes 2516; McClean 7849-7850; Weber 5423-5422.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 1.315g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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EB0280 Apollo / Ram0 viewsTroas, Kebren, AE 10, 350-310 BC.
Obverse: Head of Apollo right.
Reverse: Rams head KE monogram below.
References: Weber 5351, Sear 4071 sim.
Diameter: 10mm, Weight: 0.921g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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EB0279 Aegis / Nike0 viewsSinope, Paphlagonia, AE 22, 85-65 BC.
Obverse: Aegis with Gorgons head in center.
Reverse: ΣIN-Ω, Nike walking right, holding palm.
References: SNGCop 309v.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 7.096g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Ć Assarion, Constantinople (Sear 2438; DOC V, 686-89; LPC 90.39; PCPC 171; Lianta 798)3 viewsObv: O/AΓ/IOC/AN to left, Δ/PO/NI/KO/C to right, or similar; Half-length figure of St. Andronicus, beardless and nimbate, wearing episcopal vestments; right hand holds small cross before him
Rev: AVTOKPATOPЄC - POMAIШN; Full-length figure of Andronicus II, bearded on left, and of Michael IX, beardless on right, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros
of simplified type; between them labarum on long shaft. Both emperors place free hands upon chest
Quant.GeekJan 12, 2019
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EB0278 Dionysos / Centaur0 viewsPrusias II, Bithynia, AE 23, 183-149 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Centaur Charon wearing a cloak, and playing a lyre, advancing right.
References: BMC 13; Rec Gen 26; SNG Cop 635; Sear 7266.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 5.491g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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EB0277 Dionysos / Centaur1 viewsPrusias II, Bithynia, AE 20, 183-149 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Centaur Charon wearing a cloak, and playing a lyre, advancing right.
References: BMC 13; Rec Gen 26; SNG Cop 635; Sear 7266.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 6.161g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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EB0276 Dionysos / Centaur1 viewsPrusias II, Bithynia, AE 20, 183-149 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Centaur Charon wearing a cloak, and playing a lyre, advancing right.
References: BMC 13; Rec Gen 26; SNG Cop 635; Sear 7266.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 5.51g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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EB0275 Dionysos / Centaur1 viewsPrusias II, Bithynia, AE 23, 183-149 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Centaur Charon wearing a cloak, and playing a lyre, advancing right, monogram right below raised hoof.
References: BMC 13; Rec Gen 26; SNG Cop 635; Sear 7266.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 6.157g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 383 VAR. F8 BUST12 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: ERCVLI PACIFERO
BUST TYPE: F8 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//VIXXT
WEIGHT 3.21g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-23 mm
RIC 383 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH F8 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1378

Ex M. Vosper collection

Scarce and desirable bust type!

ONLY 2nd SPECIMEN OF THIS EXACR TYPE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING E-bay, aps89herv; 06.01.2017)
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 336 VAR. E8 BUST11 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: E8 = radiate, helmeted, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis, seen from rear
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 3.95g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22 mm
RIC 336 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH E8 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1379

Ex S. Luethi collection

Very rare and desirable bust type!

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

2 commentsBarnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 538 CORR.12 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG (Sol in Temple)
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//BXXI
WEIGHT 3.66g / AXIS: 1h / WIDTH 21-22 mm
RIC 538 CORR.
COLLECTION NO. 1380

Ex S. Luethi collection

Very rare and desirable reverse type!

ONLY THE 3RD EX. OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING JACQUIER 45/1453 = EX GYSEN AND NAVIS-MUHLEN 471)

Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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EB0274 Zeus / Eagle0 viewsDia, Bithynia, AE 19, 126-60 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: Eagle standing left, head right, on thunderbolt; monogram in left field; ΔIAΣ in exergue.
References: Sear 1473; SNG BMC 1562; SNG vA 6930; SNG Stancomb 805.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 6.771g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 877 VAR. H BUST OFFICINA 111 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: H = radiate bust left in consular robe
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KA•A•
WEIGHT 3.44g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23 mm
RIC 877 VAR. (H BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1381

Ex S. Luethi collection

Rare bust type!

The only example of this exact type known to me!
2 commentsBarnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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EB0273 Bull / Grain0 viewsKalchedon, Bithynia, AE 13.
Obverse: Head of bull left.
Reverse: KAΛX?, three ears of grain (jumbled, double strike?) all within incuse circle.
References: Cf. SNGvA 6978.Sear 3743.
Diameter: 12.5mm, Weight: 2.411g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 042.0833 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVGVSTI
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/P//XXI
WEIGHT 4.66g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20 mm
RIC 712
ALFOLDI 042.083 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1392
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 053 / - UNLISTED11 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENT AVG
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIVI
WEIGHT 3.95g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21 mm
RIC 723 VAR. (B BUST UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 053 / - UNLISTED
COLLECTION NO. 1393
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 096.1713 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding scipio
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/P//XXI
WEIGHT 4.09g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21 mm
RIC 810
ALFOLDI 096.171 (25 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1394
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 027.0164 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXT
WEIGHT 3.48g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-23mm
RIC 671
ALFOLDI 027.016 (5 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1389
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 027 / - UNLISTED5 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONSERVAT AVG
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in consular robe, holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXP
WEIGHT 3.80g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 670
ALFOLDI 027 / - UNLISTED
COLLECTION NO. 1391
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 041.1157 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIVI
WEIGHT 3.34g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-22mm
RIC 704
ALFOLDI 041.115 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1391
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 877 VAR. A2 BUST OFFICINA 12 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAA
WEIGHT 2.83g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 23 mm
RIC 877 VAR. (KAA UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1385
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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EB0272 Sauromates I / Wreath0 viewsSauromates I (king of Bosporus), AE 25, 93-123 BC.
Obverse: BACIΛЄVC CAVPOMATHC, Diademed and draped bust right.
Reverse: Large MH (mark of value) within wreath.
References: MacDonald 398/6.
Diameter: 24.5mm, Weight: 14g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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MPR 4473 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIA AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//R(WREATH)ζ
WEIGHT 3.57g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-22mm
RIC: 214
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 447 (7 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1388
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 5322 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//AXXI
WEIGHT 3.68g / AXIS: 7h / DIAMETER: 22 mm
RIC: 532
COLLECTION NO. 1386
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 435 VICTORY FACING LEFT B BUST13 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//QXXT
WEIGHT 4.36g / AXIS: 11h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 435
COLLECTION NO. 1387
NOTE: VERY RARE VARIANT OF THIS POPULAR REVERSE TYPE IN WHICH VICTORY ON ROME'S HAND IS FACING LEFT INSTEAD OF RIGHT
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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EB0270 Helios / Rose0 viewsCaria, Rhodes, AE 12.
Obverse: Radiate head of Helios right.
Reverse: ΡO&-O Rose.
References: -.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 1.446g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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EB0269 Athena / Owl0 viewsAthens, AE 15, 393-322 BC.
Obverse: Head of Athena right.
Reverse: Owl standing left in wreath.
References: Seaby 1002.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 3.842g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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EB0268 Histiaia / Grapes1 viewsEuboia, Histiaia, AE 15, 338-146 BC.
Obverse: Head of nymph Histiaia right, wreathed with vine, hair rolled.
Reverse: Bunch of grapes, IΣTIAI EΩN and monograms around.
References: Seaby 975; SNG Copenhagen 547; cf. BMC 134.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 4.181g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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EB0267 Zeus / Centaur0 viewsThessaly, Magnetes, AE 20, 196-146 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: MAΓN/HTΩN, Centaur walking right holding branch.
References: Cf. BCD 419.9; BMC-7.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 5.971g.
Ex: Dr. Roberts collection.
EBJan 12, 2019
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RIC 0217 Vespasianus13 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, Laureate head right
Rev : VICTORIA AVGVS TI / S C, Victory standing right, foot on helmet, inscribing OB / CIV / SER on a shield hung on a palm tree
AE/Sestertius (34.44 mm 23.89 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (2nd group)
RIC 217 (R), BMCRE 577, 783 (Tarraco, same dies)
Purchased on eBay from ancient17
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 921 OFFICINA 73 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: Z•//XXI
WEIGHT 3.66g / AXIS: 12h
RIC 921
COLLECTION NO. 1382
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 905 OFFICINA 3 XXI*3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: T//XXI*
WEIGHT 4.33g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC 905
COLLECTION NO. 1383
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 908 OFFICINA 13 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA MILITVM
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: P//XXIMC
WEIGHT 3.19g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC 908
COLLECTION NO. 1384
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 038.001 New photo4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: MARTI PACIFERO
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/VII//XXI
WEIGHT 3.39g / WIDTH 21 mm
RIC 699 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH THIS OBVERSE LEGEND)
ALFOLDI 038.001 (4 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 1372
Note: Rare reverse type for Siscia
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 097 / - (UNLISTED) new photo5 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: B1 = radiate, cuirassed bust left
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIVII
WEIGHT 4.20g / AXIS: / WIDTH 21mm
RIC: unlisted
ALFOLDI 097 / - (UNLISTED WITH B1 BUST)
COLLECTION NO. 1375

Note: extremely rare and completely unlisted type! ONLY THE 2nd example known to me (the other being in M. Griffiths collection = coin no. 3017 on probuscoins.fr)
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 880 VAR. E1 BUST OFFICINA 3 PARMA SHIELD new photo7 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG (VIR-1)
BUST TYPE: E1 = Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and (Parma) shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT 3.57g / AXIS: / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 880 VAR. (PARMA SHIELD UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 1373

Rare and desirable shield type (Parma)

ONLY THE 3RD EXAMPLE OF THIS Exact type known to me.
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 533 VAR. New photo10 viewsOBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: F1 = radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//ζXXI
WEIGHT 4.01g / AXIS: / WIDTH: 22mm
RIC: 533 VAR. (UNLISTED FROM 6TH OFFICINA)
COLLECTION NO. 1374

THE ONLY EXAMPLE OF THIS EXACT TYPE KNOWN TO ME!!!
2 commentsBarnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 419 B BUST New photo6 viewsOBVERSE: IMP•C•PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (SPREAD QUADRIGA)
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//PXXT
WEIGHT 2.84g / AXIS: / DIAMETER: 22,5mm
RIC: 419
COLLECTION NO. 1377
DIVERGENT WREATH TIES
Very rare and desirable reverse type for Ticinum!
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 005.022 VERY RARE AFTER CLEANING5 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS P AVG
REVERSE: ADVENTVS AVG
BUST TYPE: F5
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//TXXI
WEIGHT 3.90g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 21-22,5 mm
RIC: 627 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP C PROBVS P AVG LEGEND)
ALFOLDI 005.022 (3 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 990
EX DATTARI COLLECTION
NOTE: Rare bust type in combination with rare obverse legend in combination with very rare mintmark TXXI. This coin is part of a very rare and brief emission struck by the third officina with the letter T before the reform mark XXI (sometimes the letter "t" is in the field). Only Adventvs and Soli invicto reverses were struck in this brief emission
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 025.002 after cleaning4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: B = radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: P //XXI
WEIGHT: 4.30g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21mm
RIC: 653
ALFOLDI: 025.002 (5 ex.)
COLLECTION NO. 1105
Ex Gianni collection
Very rare variant of an otherwise popular reverse type for Siscia where Concordia is on the left and Emperor is on the right instead of the other way around as usual (i.e. Emperor on the left and Concordia on the right)
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 071 / - UNLISTED after cleaning6 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO (Spread quadriga)
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//XXIV
WEIGHT 2.80g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 776
ALFOLDI 071 / - (unlisted for officina V with E1 bust and long P F AVG legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1242
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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MPR 355 after cleaning4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VICTORIA GERM
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RᴗA
WEIGHT 3.59g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH 21-23,5mm
RIC: 222
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 355 (61 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 512
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ALFOLDI 054.002 PROVIDENTIA AVG N after cleaning4 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS INV AVG
REVERSE: PROVIDENTIA AVG N
BUST TYPE: A2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXI
WEIGHT 3.89g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 727
ALFOLDI 054.002
COLLECTION NO. 206
ex S.Luethi Collection
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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EB0266 Herakles / Nike0 viewsLysimachia, Thrace, AE 18, 309-220 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right.
Reverse: ΛYΣIMAXEΩN, Nike standing facing, head left, holding wreath.
References: BMC 5; SNG Cop 914; Moushmov 5499.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 4.097g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 060.004 after cleaning3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: ROMAE AETERNAE
BUST TYPE: H2 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIQ
WEIGHT 4.54g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 737
ALFOLDI 060.004
COLLECTION NO. 421
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 022.053 PARMA SHIELD after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/P//XXI
WEIGHT 3.32g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 20-21mm
RIC 661 VAR. (PARMA SHIELD UNLISTED)
ALFOLDI 022.53
COLLECTION NO. 522
NOTE: EMPEROR HOLDING PARMA SHIELD (RARE)
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 084.013 AFTER CLEANING3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: SPES AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/V//XXI
WEIGHT 3.64g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 20-24mm
RIC 786
ALFOLDI 084.013
COLLECTION NO. 624
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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ALFOLDI 026.169 after cleaning2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP PROBVS INV AVG
REVERSE: CONCORD MILIT
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: E//XXI
WEIGHT 3.68g / AXIS: 12h / DIAMETER: 21-22mm
RIC 657
ALFOLDI 026.169
COLLECTION NO. 965
VERY RARE
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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BASTIEN 423 after cleaning1 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: PAX AVG
BUST TYPE: A
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: D-//-
WEIGHT 2.90g / AXIS 12h
RIC: 119
BASTIEN: 423 (12 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 126
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 877 VAR. H2 BUST VIR1 OFFICINA 3 AFTER CLEANING3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•Γ•
WEIGHT 3.93g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 877 VAR. (H2 BUST UNLISTED)
COLLECTION NO. 288
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG / CONCORDIA MILITVM RRR3 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: CONCORDIA MILITVM
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: MS//KA•Δ•
WEIGHT 4.24g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC: UNLISTED WITH CONCORDIA MILITVM REVERSE
COLLECTION NO. 400
NOTE: extremely rare reverse type for Serdica!
This is only the 7th known specimen in the world! (information from P.Gysen + my own database)
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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PROBUS RIC 878 H2 BUST VIR1 OFFICINA 42 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AVG
BUST TYPE: H2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//KA•Δ•
WEIGHT 4.18g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 22-22,5mm
RIC 878
COLLECTION NO. 422
5th KNOWN SPECIMEN - INFORMATION FROM P.GYSEN
Barnaba6Jan 12, 2019
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EB0265 Apollo / Mars0 viewsMamertini, SICILY, AE 26, 230-200 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, [lyre behind head].
Reverse: [MAMEΡTINΩN], Mars standing front, holding spear and sword, upright shield at his side. Γ in right field.
References: Cf. SNG ANS 432.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 8.686g.
EBJan 12, 2019
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Amisos, Pontos3 views105-90 or 90-85 B.C.
Bronze AE26
18.95 gm, 26.5 mm
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet ornamented with Pegasus
Rev.: Perseus standing facing, wearing pointed helmet or cap, with flaps, and himation over shoulders; holding harpa in right hand and head of Medusa in left, whose decapitated winged body lies at his feet; AMI-ΣOY across field, monograms to left and right
HGC vol. 7, 238;
SNG Black Sea 1166-76;
BMC 13, p.16, 30-31;
Sear 3637
JaimelaiJan 12, 2019
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BCC G3 composite9 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio Nicolo Onyx
Blue, black, white.
1st -3rd Century CE
Bust of Serapis to left.
6.5 x 5 x 2mm. Profile F4 var.
slightly concave bottom, flat top,
upright oval. Extremely small
gem, engraved with great detail.
cf. Hendler Collection #7
J.Berlin Caesarea Collection
(click for larger pic)
3 commentsv-dromeJan 12, 2019
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TIBERIUS AE as. Rome, 23-24 AD. Winged caduceus.2 viewsTIBERIUS AE as. Struck at Rome, 23-24 AD.
TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VIII, laureate head left. Reverse - PONTIF MAXIM TRIB POTEST XXXVII, winged caduceus, large S C beside.
RIC 53, RCV 1771, valued at $720 in EF.
28mm, 10.0g.
Antonivs ProttiJan 12, 2019
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TIBERIUS AE as. LIVIA seated right, large SC. Rome mint, 15-16 AD.3 viewsTIBERIUS AE as. Struck at Rome, 15-16 AD. TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST IMP VII, bare head right. Reverse - PONTIF MAXIM TRIBVN POTEST XVII, Livia seated right, between large S C. RIC 33. 28mm, 10.6g.Antonivs ProttiJan 12, 2019
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hj6.26.36.271 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT·K M·AVPH ANTΩNEINOC , laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ·IOVΛ·ANT·CEΛEV KOV MAPKIANOΠO →ΛIT(ΩN). Female figure (Concordia or Abundantia) standing facing, head right with kalathos, holding corn ears and cornucopia.
27 mm, 10.35 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.27
1 commentsCharles MJan 12, 2019
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hj6.26.03.120 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT, in left field Ω, in right field N, Hera standing left, holding patera and sceptre.
25 mm, 8.30 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.3.12
Charles MJan 12, 2019
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L. Censorinus Denarius34 viewsL. Censorinus. AR Denarius, 82 BC. Pair number: 15. D
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right. On right, [fish] off flan.
Rev: L. CENSOR. The satyr Marsyas standing left, with right arm raised and holding wine-skin over left shoulder; behind, column bearing statue on top. On right, letter D.
Cr. 363/1a. B. (Marcia) 24. AR.
g. 3.85 mm. 16.50 RRRR. Of the highest rarity, only 5 specimens known.
Old cabinet tone. VF.The gash across the reverse surface is an 'adjustment al marco'.
(C. Stannard 'The adjustment al marco of the weight of Roman Republican denarii blanks by gouging' in 'Metallurgy in numismatics vol 3' Royal Numismatic Society, 1993).
Ex: Artemide Aste Auction L Lot 246. November 3, 2018.
2 commentsorfewJan 12, 2019
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Roman Empire, Trajan, Quadrans Struck 114-117 A.D.22 views22077 Trajan/Wolf at Bay
Trajan/Wolf at Bay
Obv:IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG
Head of Trajan, laureate, right
Rev:S C
She-wolf walking left, at Bay
Rome 17mm 3.03g
RIC 694; Woytek 600b.

Ex Triskeles Auction sale 334
2 commentsBlayne WJan 12, 2019
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EB0264 Horse / Palm0 viewsSicilo-Punic or Carthage in Zeugitana, AE 19, 300-264 BC.
Obverse: Horse's head right.
Reverse: Palm tree with two dates.
References: Acquaro 148; Lindgren 626; or ... Sear 6531; Muller II, 104,317; SNG Copenhagen 102.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 5.703g.
EBJan 11, 2019
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RIC 3481 views1 commentsvrtsprbJan 11, 2019
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EB0263 Artemis / Apollo0 viewsSyracuse under Rome, AE 18, Circa 212 BC.
Obverse: Radiate and draped bust of Artemis right, quiver at shoulder.
Reverse: Apollo standing right, holding branch and wreath.
References: Sear 1233 sim; CNS 238; SNG ANS 1104-6.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 4.982g.
EBJan 11, 2019
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EB0262 Apollo / Torch0 viewsSyracuse under Rome, AE 15, 215-212 BC.
Obverse: Head of Apollo left.
Reverse: Long torch between ΣYPAKΩΣIΩN.
References: Grose 2975; SNG ANS 1080-1082, SNG Cop. 895.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.684g.
EBJan 11, 2019
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EB0261 Persephone / Bull0 viewsSyracuse, Sicily, AE 16, 317-310 BC.
Obverse: Head of Persephone left.
Reverse: Bull butting left, club and ΛΥ above, and [] in exergue.
References: Grose 2830; SNG ANS 597; Calciati II, 404, 199.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 3.638g.
EBJan 11, 2019
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EB0260 Athena / Starfish and Dolphins2 viewsSyracuse, Sicily, AE 30.
Obverse: ΣYPA, head of Athena left wearing Corinthian helmet.
Reverse: Eight rayed starfish between two dolphins.
References: SG 1189.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 32.55g.
1 commentsEBJan 11, 2019
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RIC 1579 Domitian21 viewsCAESAR DOMIT COS II
Laureate head left

SC
in laurel wreath

Rome, 74 AD

5.63g

RIC 1579 (C)

These orichalcum coins were minted in Rome and circulated predominantly in Syria. A scarce coin with a fantastic portrait and lovely patina. Even nicer in hand.

5 commentsJay GT4Jan 11, 2019
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33007 Constantine I/Campgate5 viewsConstantine I, AD 326-328.
Obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG,
laureate head right.
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG,
campgate, six layers, two turrets, star above.
Dot in right field.
SMTS Gamma in Exergue
Mint Thessalonica 19.2mm 2.0g
RIC VII Thessalonica 153.
Rated C3
Blayne WJan 11, 2019
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33009 Gallienus/Antelope6 viewsGallienus, AE antoninianus, sole reign.
Obv:GALLIENVS AVG,
radiate head right.
Rev:DIANAE CONS AVG,
Antelope walking left.
Gamma in Exergue
Mint: Rome 19.3mm 2.4g
Cunetio hoard 1344; Minster hoard 69; Bassaleg Hoard 175;
Appleshaw hoard 82; Lavilledieu hoard 61 to 63. RIC V-1,
Rome 181 var (officina letter).
Blayne WJan 11, 2019
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33013 Aurelian/Virts Militvm3 viewsAurelian, AE antoninianus. 272 AD.
Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG,
radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev:VIRTVS MILITVM,
Emperor standing right, holding spear and globe,
receiving Victory from soldier, standing left, holding
transverse spear.
T in exergue
Mint: Milan mm g
Not in Ric Goebl 62b3 Milan; Horvath 72a
Blayne WJan 11, 2019
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EB0259 Hermes / Caduceus1 viewsKephaloidion, Sicily, AE 13, 250-200 BC.
Obverse: Draped bust of Hermes right, wearing Petatos, caduceus over shoulder.
Reverse: KE-ΦA, winged caduceus.
References: Sear 1087; Calciati 9; Hoover HGC 655; SNG Cop 233; Mionnet Supp I, 178.
Diameter: 13mm, Weight: 1.519g.
EBJan 11, 2019
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EB0258 Griffin / Horse0 viewsAlaisa, Sicily, AE 25, Circa 340 BC.
Obverse: Griffin running left, locust below.
Reverse: Horse galloping left, bridle trailing; KAINON in exergue, star above.
References: SNG ANS 1169ff,1175-1178; Sear 1048 sim.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 9.623g.
EBJan 11, 2019
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EB0257 Apollo / Lyre0 viewsAlaisa, Sicily, AE 18, after 204 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo left.
Reverse: AΛAIΣAΣ AΡX, lyre, cornucopiae in right (not left!) field.
References: Cf. Calciati I, 8; Hoover HGC 197.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 3.448g.
EBJan 11, 2019
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EB0256 Zeus / Horse0 viewsSicily. Syracuse. AE Drachm. Timoleon and the Third Democracy (344-317 BC).
Obverse: [ΖΕΥΣ ΕΛΕΥΘΕΡΙΟΣ], Head of Zeus left, bearded and laureate.
Reverse: [ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ], Horse prancing left.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 17.583g.
EBJan 11, 2019
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EB0255 Domitian / Nike0 viewsJUDAEA, Herodian Kings, Agrippa II, DOMITIAN, AE 18, 81-96 AD.
Obverse: DOMITIANOC KAICAPE, laureate head of Domitian right.
Reverse: ETO IQ BA A GRIPP, Nike inscribing shield right.
References: SG 5590; Hendin 600.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 6.085g.
EBJan 11, 2019
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EB0254 Amphora / Vine leaf3 viewsJUDAEA, FIRST REVOLT, AE 17 prutah, 67-68 AD.
Obverse: Amphora with Hebrew legend 'year 2'.
Reverse: Vine leaf & tendril around legend 'Freedom of Zion'.
References: SGI 5639; Meshorer 153.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 2.463g.
1 commentsEBJan 11, 2019
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EB0253 Wreath / Palm branch1 viewsJUDAEA, Porcius Festus, AE 17 prutah, 59-62 AD.
Obverse: NEP/WNO/C in wreath.
Reverse: Palm-branch surrounded by KAICAPO & date LE.
References: Hendin 653; Mesh2, Pl. 33, 35.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 1.918g.
https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/coins-from-the-procurators: Ya’akov Meshorer indicates that “Festus apparently assumed office in 59 CE. His only issue ... was struck immediately upon his arrival in Judaea.”
EBJan 11, 2019
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EB0251 Crossed Shields / Palm tree2 viewsJUDAEA, ANTONIUS FELIX, 52-60 AD, AE 16.5 Prutah, Year 14 = 54 AD.
Obverse: NERW KLAV KAICP, two crossed shields and spears.
Reverse: BRIT, six branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates; L-ID K-AI across field.
References: Hendin 652.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.07g.
1 commentsEBJan 11, 2019
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EB0250 Lituus / Wreath0 viewsJUDAEA, PONTIUS PILATE, 23-36 AD, AE 15.5 (prutah ?), Year 17 of Tiberius = 30 AD.
Obverse: TIBEΡIOY KAICAΡOC, lituus (Augur's staff).
Reverse: Date LIZ in wreath.
References: M. 230; SNG ANS 373; AJC II 23.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 1.815g.
EBJan 11, 2019
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RIC 0621 Domitianus48 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, radiate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; River God (Tiber) reclining right; Flute and lyre players standing right; in background two tetrastyle temples connected by a big arch.
AE/Dupondius (29.92 mm 12.769 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 621 (C), BMCRE 432, BNF 466
Purchsed on eBay from Indalo
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 11, 2019
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Bee, Stag3 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
2nd century
Obv: Bee within wreath
Rev.: ΙЄΡΟΚΑΙСΑΡЄΩΝ, Stag standing left.
AE, 4.00g, 18mm
Ref.: RPC III 1868
1 commentsshanxiJan 11, 2019
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Artemis, humped bull (Zebu)1 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
1st century AD
Obv: ΠΕΡCΙ-ΚΗ , draped bust of Artemis Persica right, quiver at shoulder, holding bow at breast.
Rev.: IEPOKAI-CAPE-ΩN, humped bull (Zebu) standing right
AE, 3.17g, 15mm
shanxiJan 11, 2019
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Gadhaiya paisa 1 viewsChaulukyas of Gujarat. c.1120 to 1210 A.D.
Obverse-Stylized Head of King Right.
Reverse-Stylized Fire Altar
Paul R3Jan 11, 2019
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Gadhaiya paisa 1 Drachm1 viewsGadhaiya paisa (Rajputana and Gujarat Region) 800-950
Obverse-Stylized Head of King Right.
Reverse-Stylized Fire Altar and Moon
Paul R3Jan 11, 2019
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Gadhaiya paisa 1 Drachm1 viewsGadhaiya paisa (Rajputana and Gujarat Region) 800-950
Obverse-Stylized Head of King Right.
Reverse-Stylized Fire Altar and Moon
Paul R3Jan 11, 2019
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Gadhaiya paisa 1 Drachm1 viewsGadhaiya paisa (Rajputana and Gujarat Region) 800-950
15mm..4.48gr
Obverse-Stylized Head of King Right.
Reverse-Stylized Fire Altar and Moon
Paul R3Jan 11, 2019
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Gadhaiya paisa 1 Drachm2 viewsGadhaiya paisa (Rajputana and Gujarat Region) 800-950
16mm..4.3gr
Obverse-Stylized Head of King Right.
Reverse-Stylized Fire Altar and Moon
Paul R3Jan 11, 2019
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Thrace / Greece 6 viewsBritanikusJan 11, 2019
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Amisos, Pontos2 views105-90 or 90-85 B.C.
Bronze AE29
20.06 gm, 29 mm
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet ornamented with Pegasus
Rev.: Perseus standing facing, wearing pointed helmet or cap, with flaps, and himation over shoulders; holding harpa in right hand and head of Medusa in left, whose decapitated winged body lies at his feet; AMI-ΣOY across field, monograms to left and right
HGC vol. 7, 238;
SNG Black Sea 1166-76;
BMC 13, p.16, 30-31;
Sear 3637
JaimelaiJan 11, 2019
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France (Royal). Philippe IV, le Bel (the Fair) (1285-1314)16 viewsAR Gros Tournois ŕ l’O rond (958‰ fineness). Struck 1285-1290. 3.81 g., 24.76 mm. max. (clipped), 0°

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

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

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

Van Hengel (1997) Group 200 (PhILLIPPVS legend with no punctuation marks in PhILLIPVS REX and TVRONVS CIVITAS). Van Hengel initially hesitated over whether this group is imitative, i.e., the work of professional moneyers and struck by a minting authority with the right to mint coins, somewhere. He later (1999) concluded that the group is imitative. The variable letter characteristics of the coin, according to the Van Hengel system, are:
• The first three Ns in the obverse outer legend appear as Hs, which is a later development;
• The M in NOME is open, as per Tyler-Smith letter form 2 var., another late development;
• There is no single pellet stop before XPI;
• The R in PhILLIPVS is a variant letter form not depicted by Tyler-Smith;
• The T on the reverse is a non-specific variant letter form depicted but not numbered by Tyler-Smith;
• The Vs on the reverse are a variant letter form not depicted by Tyler-Smith;
• The N on the reverse is Tyler-Smith variant letter form 2 (retrograde).
2 commentsStkpJan 11, 2019
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hhj8.26.38.142 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN (ΠP)OCIC, in left field TPO, in right field N, Tyche without kalathos standing left but head turned right, holding cornucopia in left arm, right hand on rudder set on globe.
25 mm, 11.85 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.38.14
Charles MJan 11, 2019
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rsc081a0 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing left, holding counter and cornucopia.
18 mm, 2.75 gms

RSC 81a, RIC 100
Charles MJan 11, 2019
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Uncertain0 viewsmauseusJan 10, 2019
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Deified Claudius0 viewsmauseusJan 10, 2019
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Uncertain0 viewsmauseusJan 10, 2019
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Byzantine, MANUEL Comnenus, AE Half Tetarteron SBCV-1979 DOC 22 CLBC 4.4.11 3 viewsOBV Large, often ill formed letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated with 6 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 17.33mm

Weight 2.59 gm

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.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

This coin is good Very fine, lightly circulated. I believe this to be a perfect example.

DOC lists 27 examples with weights ranging from 1.10gm to 2.96 gm with sizes from 14mm to 18mm.
SimonJan 10, 2019
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Corinthia Corinth AR Stater circa 400-375 BC 22mm 8.34g Pegasi 2945 viewsPegasos standing left,Koppa below/Helmeted head of Athena left,above dolphin left,behind cock feeding right,Rare
overstruck
Grant HJan 10, 2019
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 320-280 BC 21mm 8.20g Pegasi 1175 viewsPegasos flying left/Helmeted head of Athena left behind forepart of griffin left,Grant HJan 10, 2019
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Akarnania Anaktorion AR Stater circa 350-300 BC 21mm 8.38 g Pegasi 293 viewsPegasos flying left,monogram below/Helmeted head of Athena left behind monogram and tripod within wreath.Grant HJan 10, 2019
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22021 Claudius II/Eagle3 viewsClaudius II/Eagle
Obv:DIVO CLAVDIO,
Radiate head right
Rev: CONSECRATIO,
Eagle standing facing, head right, wings
spread close, head up to right, tail right
Mint: All Mints 15.5mm 1.7g
RIC V, Part I, 266 (C)
Blayne WJan 10, 2019
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22022 Jovian/Vot V2 viewsJovian, Antioch. 363-364 AD
Obv: DN IOVIAN-VS PF AVG
pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VOT V
within wreath.
ANTB in Exergue
Mint: Antioch 18.6mm 2.8g
RIC VIII Antioch 230; Sear 19221
Blayne WJan 10, 2019
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22023 Licinius/Jupiter GammaI3 viewsLicinius/Jupiter
Obv: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG,
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN,
Jupiter standing left, chlamys across
left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle with
wreath at foot left.
GammaI in right field.
ANT in Exergue
Mint:Antioch 22.9mm 2.9g
RIC VII Antioch 17; Sear 15253.
Rated R5

Blayne WJan 10, 2019
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L. SCRIBONIUS LIBO - Denarius, Crawford 416/12 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 62 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: LIBO BON.EVENT; Head of Bopnus eventus r.

Reverse: PVTEAL. Above well head (puteal). Well head is decorated with lyres, festoon and hammer. SCRIBO in exergue.

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.86 gm.
Reference: Crawford 416/1
Provenance: Tom McKenna, Private Purchase, 6-Jan-1978

Comments:
This was my first ancient coin purchase. I purchased this coin for $65 along with the Seaby RSC Vol. 1 reference at Tom McKenna’s home in January of 1978. I still own and cherish both. Nicely toned VF.
Steve B5Jan 10, 2019
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1463 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Pax standing14 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1463.2; RIC II 514; Metcalf 108; RSC 364

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head left

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

10.61 gr
28 mm
6h
2 commentsokidokiJan 10, 2019
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1447 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor 128 AD Roma seated11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1447.1; Metcalf 97; RSC 347d; RIC II 511

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare head right

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

8.36 gr
29 mm
6h
1 commentsokidokiJan 10, 2019
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EB0249 Barley / Simpulum3 viewsJUDAEA, PONTIUS PILATE 23-36 AD, AE 15 (prutah ?), Year 16 of Tiberius = AD 29-30 AD.
Obverse: IOVΛIAC KAICAΡOC, three grain ears (Barley) bound together.
Reverse: TIBEΡIOY KAICAΡOC LIς, simpulum.
References: Hendin 648; SNG ANS 367; AJC II 21.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 1.891g.
1 commentsEBJan 10, 2019
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EB0248 Barley / Palm5 viewsJUDAEA, M. AMBIBULUS, AE 16 (prutah ?), Year 39 = 9 AD.
Obverse: KAICAPOC, ear of barley turned to right.
Reverse: eight-branched palm tree bearing two bunches of dates, date in fields: L-AQ.
References: M. 217; H. 101; Hendin 636; Meshorer 2; RPC 4954.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 2.206g.
2 commentsEBJan 10, 2019
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EB0247 Grapes / Helmet1 viewsJUDAEA, HEROD ARCHELAUS, AE 16 (prutah ?), 4-6 AD.
Obverse: HPWDOY, bunch of grapes on vine with small leaf on left.
Reverse: EQNARCOU, tall helmet with crest & cheek straps, viewed from front, caduceus below.
References: Meshorer 61; Hendin 505.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.142g.
EBJan 10, 2019
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EB0246 Tripod / Helmet1 viewsJUDAEA, HEROD l, AE 23 (double?), 37 BC-4 AD.
Obverse: Tripod, ceremonial bowl (lebes) above; date LΓ = Year 3 = 40 BC, and monogram TP in field left & right; inscription (of King Herod).
Reverse: Military helmet, star above flanked by two palm-branches.
References: Hendin 486.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 6.356g.
EBJan 10, 2019
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EB0245 Anchor / Cornucopiae2 viewsJUDAEA, HEROD l, AE Prutah, 40BC-4AD.
Obverse: HΡΩΔ BACI, anchor.
Reverse: double cornucopiae with caduceus between, dots above.
References: Hendin 500var.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 1.409g.
EBJan 10, 2019
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Amisos, Pontos5 views105-90 or 90-85 B.C.
Bronze AE27
19.64 gm, 27.5 mm
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing triple-crested Attic helmet ornamented with Pegasus
Rev.: Perseus standing facing, wearing pointed helmet or cap, with flaps, and himation over shoulders; holding harpa in right hand and head of Medusa in left, whose decapitated winged body lies at his feet, AMI-ΣOY across field, monograms to left and right
HGC vol. 7, 238;
SNG Black Sea 1166-76;
BMC 13, p.16, 30-31;
Sear 3637
JaimelaiJan 10, 2019
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EB0244 Legend / Cornucopiae1 viewsJUDAEA, JOHN HYRCANUS 2, AE Prutah, 67-40 BC.
Obverse: Legend in wreath, 'Yehohonan the High Priest and the Community of the Jews'.
Reverse: Two cornucopias, pomegranate between them.
References: SG 6095 or 6096.
Diameter: 13.5mm, Weight: 1.269g.
EBJan 10, 2019
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EB0243 Legend / Cornucopiae1 viewsJUDAEA, ALEXANDER JANNAEUS, AE 13 Prutah, 103-76 BC.
Obverse: Hebrew inscription (Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews) of the cursive style script, in wreath.
Reverse: Double cornucopiae adorned with ribbons; pomegranate between horns.
References: SG 6089 or 6090.
Diameter: 13.5mm, Weight: 1.075g.
EBJan 10, 2019
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EB0242 Anchor / Wheel1 viewsJUDAEA, ALEXANDER JANNAEUS, AE Prutah, 103-76 BC.
Obverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU around Seleucid anchor.
Reverse: Wheel with 8 ray-like spokes.
References: SG 6087 or 6088.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 3.254g.
EBJan 10, 2019
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EB0241 Legend / Cornucopiae2 viewsJUDAEA, ALEXANDER JANNAEUS, AE Prutah, 103-76 BC.
Obverse: Hebrew inscription (Yehonatan the High Priest and the Council of the Jews) of the cursive style script, in wreath.
Reverse: Double cornucopiae adorned with ribbons; pomegranate between horns.
References: SG 6089 or 6090; Hendin 475; Meshorer 17.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.211g.
EBJan 10, 2019
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Hartill 16.167, Schjöth 526, Fisher's Ding 9424 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Ying Zong (1064-1067), Reign Title Zhi Ping (1064-1067)

1 cash (cast bronze), 2.82 g., 25.54 mm.

Obv: Zhi Ping tong bao (Li script)

Rev: Blank

Hartill rarity 15

ex Forvm Ancient Coins (bulk lot)
StkpJan 10, 2019
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Hartill 16.153, Schjöth --, Fisher's Ding 9365 viewsNorthern Song Dynasty: Emperor Ren Zong (1022-1063), Reign Title Jia You (1056-1063)

1 cash (cast bronze), 3.37 g., 24.45 mm.

Obv: Jia You tong bao (Li script)

Rev: Blank

Hartill rarity 14

ex Forvm Ancient Coins (bulk lot)
StkpJan 10, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.08.064 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 18, 2.81g, 17.75mm, 180°
obv. AVT K M OPELLI CE - VH MAKRINOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICT
Bunch of grapes hanging down from twig
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.8.6 (same dies)
F, scarce, light green malachit patina, patina partially damaged
JochenJan 09, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.47.032 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 26, 10.22g, 26.33mm, 180°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. K M OPPEL ANTWNI - DIA[DOVMENIAN - OC]
Bare head r.
rev. VP AGRIPPA NI - KOPOLITWN P / ROC ICTR
Tripod with snake coiling around central foot upwards, head r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1825 (like ex. #1. Haag)
b) Varbanov 3662 (AMNG not mentioned)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.25.47.3 (same dies)
F/F+, brown patina
JochenJan 09, 2019
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Frederick IV “the Simple”, (1355-1377 A.D.)16 viewsPierreale d’argento
ITALY, Kingdom of Sicily
O:  FRIDЄRICUS · DЄI · G · RЄX · SICIL · Crowned eagle standing left, his head turned to right, with his wings displayed; all within octolobe; annulet in each external void; double annulet stops.
R:  + · AC · ATЄnAR · 2 · nЄOPATRIЄ · DU Crowned coat-of-arms; G - L either side.
Messina
3.28g
24mm
5 commentsMatJan 09, 2019
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22008 Gallienus/Hippocamp5 viewsGallienus/Hippocamp Sole Reign
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG
radiate head right
Rev: NEPTVNO CONS AVG
hippocamp springing right
N in Exergue
Mint:Rome 20.4mm 2.6g
RIC V-1, Rome 245
Blayne WJan 09, 2019
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22009 Hadrian/Roma5 viewsHadrian/Roma
Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Head of Hadrian, laureate, left
Rev: COS III
Roma, helmeted, draped, standing right with left foot resting foot on helmet, holding reversed vertical spear in right hand and parazonium in left
Mint:Rome 18.7mm 2.9g
RIC II Hadrian 160
Blayne WJan 09, 2019
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22010 Hadrian/ Standards7 viewsHadrian/3 Standards Quadrans. 125-128 AD.
Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS,
laureate head right
Rev: COS III around three standards, Middle standard has legionary Eagle
S-C across fields
Mint:Rome 17.1mm 3.1g
RIC II 977; Cohen 450; Sear (1988) 1147.
Blayne WJan 09, 2019
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L.CENSOR - Denarius, Crawford 363/1d3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 82 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo r. ; border of dots.

Reverse: Marsyas, bald headed, facing l. upward, with r. arm raised and holding wine -skin over l. shoulder; behind, column bearing statue of Victory; before, L·CENSOR downwards.

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.94 gm.
Reference: Crawford 363/1d
Provenance: Schulman b.v., private purchase, 2-Aug-2017

Comments:
Very common but interesting and unique type. This example is well centered and EF.
Steve B5Jan 09, 2019
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EB0240 Anchor / Star3 viewsJUDAEA, AE 13, 129-76 BC.
Obverse: Anchor.
Reverse: Star of eight pellets.
References: -.
Diameter: 13.6mm, Weight: 0.747g.
EBJan 09, 2019
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Struck A.D.274, TETRICUS II as AUGUSTUS, AE Antoninianus4 viewsObverse: IMP C TETRICVS AG. Radiate bust of Tetricus II facing right, seen from behind.
Reverse: Struck from extremely worn reverse die which might be Salus feeding serpent arising from altar, but that is far from certain given the lack of detail.
Diameter: 14mm | Weight: 1.7gms | Die Axis: 6
Cf. RIC V ii : 290
RARE

This is an irregular issue (barbarous radiate) giving Tetricus II the title of Augustus rather than Caesar.

Interestingly the Historia Augusta makes this statement with regard to Aurelian's triumph in A.D.274. "In the procession was Tetricus also, arrayed in a scarlet cloak, a yellow tunic, and Gallic trousers, and with him his son, whom he had proclaimed in Gaul as Imperator." (Historia Augusta, xxxiv, iii). Imperator was a title that invariably, when referring to an Imperial figure, implied the rank of Augustus, but no regular official coinage issues of Tetricus II citing him as such are known.
*AlexJan 09, 2019
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EB0239 Micipsa / Horse4 viewsMicipsa, NUMIDIA, AE 27, 148-118 BC.
Obverse: Laureate, bearded head (Micipsa?) left.
Reverse: Prancing horse left.
References: SG 6597.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 14.122g.
EBJan 09, 2019
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EB0238 Tanit / Horse5 viewsCarthage, ZEUGITANA, AE 30, 241-146 BC.
Obverse: Head of Tanit left.
Reverse: Horsehead right; caduceus before.
References: SG 6520; SNG Cop 197; Müller 296.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 15.586g.
1 commentsEBJan 09, 2019
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EB0237 Tanit / Horse2 viewsCarthage, ZEUGITANA, AE 19, 241-146 BC.
Obverse: Head of Tanit left.
Reverse: horses head right, palm tree symbol .
References: SG 6528.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 5.922g.
EBJan 09, 2019
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EB0236 Tanit / Horse3 viewsCarthage, ZEUGITANA, AE 20, 241-146 BC.
Obverse: Head of Tanit left.
Reverse: Horse standing right, looking left.
References: SG 6511, Weber 8503.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 4.912g
EBJan 09, 2019
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EB0235 Tanit / Horse4 viewsCarthage, ZEUGITANA, AE 20, 241-146 BC.
Obverse: Head of Tanit left.
Reverse: Horse standing right, looking left.
References: SG 6511, Weber 8503.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 5.921g.
EBJan 09, 2019
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EB0234 Tanit / Horse2 viewsCarthage, ZEUGITANA, AE 16, 200-146 BC.
Obverse: Head of Tanit left.
Reverse: Horse standing right, palm tree in background.
References:-.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 1.81g.
EBJan 09, 2019
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EB0233 Apollo / Eagle2 viewsPtolemaic Kingdom, Revolt of Magas in Kyrene, AE 17, 276-249 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head (Ptolemy as Apollo?) right.
Reverse: [ΠTOΛEM BAΣIΛ], eagle left, with wings open, MAΓ (?) monogram left.
References: Cf. Svoronos 328; BMC Ptolemies p. 39, 27-28.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 3.297g.
EBJan 09, 2019
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EB0232 Berenike II / Marathos2 viewsBerenike II, PHOENICIA. Marathos. AE 23, 218 BC.
Obverse: Veiled and draped bust of Berenike II to right.
Reverse: Marathos standing left, holding aphlaston in his right hand and leaning on short column.
References: BMC 10; HGC 10, 193; DCA 830.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 8.841g.
EBJan 09, 2019
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EB0231 Berenike II / Eagle3 viewsPtolemy III, PTOLEMAIC KINGDOM, AE 22, 246-221 BC.
Obverse: [BEΡENIKHΣ BAΣIΛIΣΣHΣ or abbreviated], head of Berenice II right, hair in a bun.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠTOΛEMAIOY, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed.
References: Svor. 1055.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 8.772g.
EBJan 09, 2019
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Struck A.D.273 - 274. TETRICUS II as CAESAR. AE ANTONINIANUS of Cologne2 viewsObverse: C P E TETRICVS CAES. Radiate and draped bust of Tetricus Caesar facing right.
Reverse: PIETAS AVGG. Sacrificial implements, i.e. aspergum, patera, urceus etc.
Diameter: 16mm | Weight: 2.4gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V ii : 255

C. Pius Esuvius Tetricus was the son of Tetricus I and was given the rank of Caesar when his father was made Augustus. After the surrender and abdication of Tetricus I he relinquished the title of Caesar and spent the rest of his life as a private citizen.
*AlexJan 09, 2019
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RIC 0162 Domitianus47 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, Laureate head right
Rev: TR POT II COS VIIII DES X P P, Minerva standing right holding spear and shield
AR/Denarius (19.36 mm 3.512 g 6h) Struck in 83 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 162 (R), RSC, BMCRE, BNF unlisted - L 1988-5-10-1
ex Leu Numismatik Web Auction 6 Lot 926
8 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 09, 2019
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Struck A.D.274 - 275. SEVERINA, Wife of Aurelian. AE Antoninianus of Rome4 viewsObverse: SEVERINA AVG. Diademed and draped bust of Severina resting on crescent facing right.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG. Severina standing facing right clasping hands with Aurelian standing facing left; in exergue, XXIR.
RIC V i : 3

This coin was struck to celebrate Salonina's promotion to Augusta in A.D.274. Her subsequent fate is unknown.
1 comments*AlexJan 09, 2019
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Struck A.D.273 - 275. SEVERINA, Wife of Aurelian. AE Antoninianus of Antioch4 viewsObverse: SEVERINA AVG. Diademed and draped bust of Severina resting on crescent facing right.
Reverse: CONCORDIAE MILITVM. Concordia standing facing, head left, holding two standards; in lower left field, V; in exergue, XXI.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.8gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 20
*AlexJan 09, 2019
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Struck A.D.271 - 274. TETRICUS I. AE ANTONINIANUS of Treveri2 viewsObverse: IMP TETRICVS P F AVG. Radiate bust of Tetricus facing right.
Reverse: HILARITAS AVGG. Hilaritas standing facing left, holding long palm in right hand and cornucopiae in left.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 2.2gms | Die Axis: 5
RIC V ii : 80

C. Pius Esuvius Tetricus was governor of Aquitania when Victorinus was murdered. He was elevated to Augustus due to the influence of Victoria, Victorinus' mother. The Gallo-Roman Empire was in decline and when Aurelian invaded Gaul in A.D.273, Tetricus surrendered to him. He was not only spared by Aurelian, but spent the rest of his life in Rome having been given a position in the government of Italy.
*AlexJan 09, 2019
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RPC - Arabia, Decapolis, Abila, Faustina II, bunch of grapes3 viewsFaustina II
Arabia, Decapolis, Abila
Circa AD 147-175
Obv.: ΦΑΥСΤƐΙΝΑ СƐΒΑСΤΗ, draped bust of Faustina right
Rev.: СƐΛƐΥΚ ΑΒΙΛΑ ϚΚС, bunch of grapes
AE, 3.41g, 16mm
Ref.: RPC IV, № 6509 (temporary), reverse die match with 6509-1, Spijkerman 6 (obverse and reverse die match), Sofaer 8
Ex Roma Numismatics E-LIVE Auction 3, Lot 432, 2018
shanxiJan 09, 2019
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Titus RIC-49954 viewsĆ Sestertius, 24.63g
Eastern Mint (Thrace?), 80-81 AD
RIC 499 (C). BMC 310. RPC 502.
Obv: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Mars, with cloak over shoulders, adv. r., with spear and trophy
Acquired from Ken Dorney, December 2018.

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

An appealing example with a beautiful sandy patina.
3 commentsDavid AthertonJan 09, 2019
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Paphlagonia. Sinope10 viewsPaphlagonia. Sinope circa 85-65 BC.
Bronze Ć

29mm., 18,65g.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jan 09, 2019
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Demetrios I Soter 6 viewsSeleukid Kingdom. Antioch on the Orontes. Demetrios I Soter 162-150 BC.
Drachm AR

18mm., 4,04g.
1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jan 09, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, P. Maenius Antias, AR Denarius - Crawford 249/17 viewsRome, The Republic.
P. Maenius M.f. Antias, 132 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.88g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma facing right; * behind.

Reverse: Victory in quadriga galloping right; P. MAE ANT below; ROMA in exergue.

References: Crawford 249/1; Sydenham 492; BMCRR 988-90; Maenia 7.

Provenance: Ex Stack's Auction, 14-15 June 1971, Lot 109.

The reverse refers to the moneyer’s ancestor, C. Maenius, consul in 338 BCE, who had a victory over the Latins near Antium and received the surname Antias or Antiaticus. Antium was a Volscian city that was in revolt at the time. The rams of the ships of Antium were taken by Rome and used to adorn the Rostrum in the Roman Forum.

CarausiusJan 09, 2019
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22002 Commodus/Serapus7 viewsCommodus/Serapis Denarius
Obv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL: Head of Commodus, laureate, right
Rev: SERAPIDI CONSERV AVG: Serapis, radiate, standing front, head left, holding branch in right hand and sceptre in left hand
Mint:Rome 17.4mm 2.4g
RIC III Commodus 261 (denarius)
Blayne WJan 08, 2019
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22003 Licinius II/IOVI CONS-ERVATORI8 viewsLicinius II/IOVI CONS-ERVATORI
Obv: DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
helmeted, cuirassed bust
left, holding spear and shield.
Rev: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory
on globe and sceptre, eagle with wreath in beak at foot
left, captive at foot right,
X over II MU in right field
SMHA in Exergue
Mint: Heraclea 19.5mm 3.4g
RIC VII Heraclea 54; Sear 15407
1 commentsBlayne WJan 08, 2019
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22004 Gallienus/Hercules Antoninianus6 viewsGallienus/Hercules Antoninianus
Obv: GALLIENVS PF AVG
Bust of Gallienus, radiate, cuirassed, right
Rev: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
Hercules, standing right, holding club in right hand and lion-skin in left hand
Mint:Asia 22.2mm 4.1g
RIC V Gallienus 672
Blayne WJan 08, 2019
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036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 1180 (A.Pius), Rome, AE-As, AVGVSTA, Vesta standing left, #1 45 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 1180 (A.Pius), Rome, AE-As, AVGVSTA, Vesta standing left, #1
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers: DIVA FAV STINA, Draped bust right.
reverse: AVGV STA, Vesta standing left, sacrificing from patera over flaming altar to left and holding palladium in the left hand, S-C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 24,0-24,5mm, weight: 9,4g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: after 141 A.D., ref: RIC III 1180 (Antoninus Pius), C 118,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 08, 2019
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089 - Philip I Antoninianus - RIC -4 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 247
Reference:– RIC -; RSC -; Cohen 8; Tulln Hoard 894

This coin bears the unusual reverse ending in AVG instead of AVGG. Cohen listed this legend, but RIC and RSC cite this as erroneous. But both legend varieties are now known.

The issues from Antioch wich ending on reverse with AVG are scarce among Philip's coinages.

Uneven strike.
maridvnvmJan 08, 2019
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100 - Trebonianus Gallus - RIC 0844 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped cuirassed bust right
Rev:– MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM, Mars, walking right holding spear and shield
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 251 - 253
Ref:– RIC 84. RSC 70
maridvnvmJan 08, 2019
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101 - Volusian - RIC 2194 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped cuirassed bust right
Rev– MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM, Mars, walking right holding spear and shield
Minted in Antioch. A.D. 251 - 253
Reference:– RIC 219 (R). RSC 60
maridvnvmJan 08, 2019
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148 - Galerius - RIC VI Alexandria 015b8 viewsFollis
Obv:– GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Laureate head right (parallel ties)
Rev:– GENIO POPV-L-I ROMANI, Genius standing left holding patera
Minted in Alexandria (_ | B // ALE). A.D. 294
Reference:– RIC VI Alexandria 15b
maridvnvmJan 08, 2019
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111 - Macrianus - Antoninianus - RIC 114 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C FVL MACRIANVS AVG, radiate & cuirassed bust facing right
Rev:– ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma seated left, holding victory
Minted in Samosata. A.D. 260 - 261
Reference:– RIC 11
maridvnvmJan 08, 2019
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H-276 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-275, CNH I.-305, U-144, AR-Denarius, #0145 viewsH-276 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-275, CNH I.-305, U-144, AR-Denarius, #01
avers: Crowned bust facing, between two towers, star within crescent above, line border.
reverse: Bastion between two towers on an arch of dots, branch between two circles above, leaf below, the border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14,0-14,5 mm, weight: 0,49 g, axis: 7h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-275, CNH I.-305, Unger-144,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 08, 2019
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039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-718, C2-234, U-564.g, P-219-02, K/A//--, Madonna and child, #0136 views039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-718, C2-234, U-564.g, P-219-02, K/A//--, Madonna and child, #01
avers: ✠mOnЄTA•mAThIЄ•R•VnGARI, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion with Crown). Inside of the central shield, the raven standing and turning left. The ring in its beak, (Legend variation!).
reverse: •PATROnA VnGARIЄ•, Madonna sitting on a veil on her head, holding infant Jesus in her right arm, mint-mark on each side; border of dots,(Legend variation!).
exergue, mint mark: K/A//--, were struck by Augustin Langsfelder, (by Pohl), diameter: 15,0-16,5mm, weight: 0,62g, axis: 2h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica) by Pohl,
date: 1472-1478 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Huszár-718, CNH-2-234, Unger-564.g., Pohl-219-02,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 08, 2019
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Struck A.D.270 - 275. AURELIAN. Silvered AE ANTONINIANUS of Siscia4 viewsObverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right.
Reverse: IOVI CONSER. Jupiter standing facing left, presenting globe to Aurelian standing facing right; in exergue, ✱ S.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.2gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 225
1 comments*AlexJan 08, 2019
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Struck A.D.268. CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS. AE Antoninianus of Siscia3 viewsObverse: IMP CLAVDIVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Claudius II facing right.
Reverse: LIBERITAS AVG. Liberitas standing facing left, holding cap of liberty (pileus) in right hand and cornucopiae in left; in right field, S.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 2.5gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V i : 184
*AlexJan 08, 2019
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Struck A.D.267. GALLIENUS. AE ANTONINIANUS of Antioch3 viewsObverse: GALLIENVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus facing right.
Reverse: LVNA LVCIF. Diana as Luna advancing right holding long torch in both hands; in exergue, PXV.
(PXV = Tribunician year = A.D.267)
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 3.3gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 609
SCARCE
*AlexJan 08, 2019
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Struck A.D.270 - 275. AURELIAN. AE Denarius of Rome2 viewsObverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG. Victory advancing left, laurel-wreath in her outstretched right hand, palm in her left, captive at her feet. In exergue, R.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 2.0gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V i 72
SCARCE
*AlexJan 08, 2019
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Struck A.D.267 - 268. GALLIENUS. AE ANTONINIANUS of Rome7 viewsObverse: GALLIENVS AVG. Radiate head of Gallienus facing right.
Reverse: APOLLINI CONS AVG. Centaur walking right, drawing bow.
RIC V i : 163
2 comments*AlexJan 08, 2019
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Greek, Catalogue of the Collection of Tarentine Coins formed by M. P. Vlasto #14013 viewsCALABRIA, Taras. Circa 470-465 BC. AR Nomos
18.5mm, 8.05 g, 7h
Taras, nude, raising left hand and supporting himself with his right, riding dolphin right; TARAS (retrograde) to left, scallop shell below / Head of nymph (Satyra?) left in linear circle within concave incuse. Fischer-Bossert Group 5, 91b (V41/R60) = Vlasto 140 (this coin, illustrated in both references); HN Italy 838; Berlin 65 (same dies). VF, old cabinet tone, a few marks.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex M. L. Collection of Coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 4; A. D. Moretti Collection; Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 575; Hess-Leu [11] (24 March 1959), lot 5; Kricheldorf IV (7 October 1957), lot 26; Münzen und Medaillen AG VIII (8 December 1949), lot 696; Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; Maddalena Collection (Sambon & Canessa, 7 May 1903), lot 244.
2 commentsLeoJan 08, 2019
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EB0230 Gotarzes II / holding palm branch4 viewsGotarzes II, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AE 13, 40-51 AD.
Obverse: Head of king left.
Reverse: King seated right, holding palm branch.
References: -.
Diameter: 13.5mm, Weight: 1.292g.
EBJan 08, 2019
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 470-465 BC. AR Nomos11 views18.5mm, 8.05 g, 7h
Taras, nude, raising left hand and supporting himself with his right, riding dolphin right; TARAS (retrograde) to left, scallop shell below / Head of nymph (Satyra?) left in linear circle within concave incuse. Fischer-Bossert Group 5, 91b (V41/R60) = Vlasto 140 (this coin, illustrated in both references); HN Italy 838; Berlin 65 (same dies). VF, old cabinet tone, a few marks.

From the Gasvoda Collection. Ex M. L. Collection of Coins of Magna Graecia and Sicily (Numismatica Ars Classica 82, 20 May 2015), lot 4; A. D. Moretti Collection; Classical Numismatic Group 40 (with Numismatica Ars Classica, 4 December 1996), lot 575; Hess-Leu [11] (24 March 1959), lot 5; Kricheldorf IV (7 October 1957), lot 26; Münzen und Medaillen AG VIII (8 December 1949), lot 696; Michel Pandely Vlasto Collection; Maddalena Collection (Sambon & Canessa, 7 May 1903), lot 244.
LeoJan 08, 2019
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EB0229 Mithradates II / Horse head4 viewsMithradates II, PARTHIAN KINGDOM, AE 18 (dichalkon), 123-88 BC.
Obverse: Bearded bust left wearing diadem; behind bust, monogram ??; circular border of pellets.
Reverse: Horse head right; no border; square four-line Greek inscription with guide lines = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ.
References: Cf. Shore 92, Sell. 26.28, 24.39; see Seaby 7376.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 4.412g.
EBJan 08, 2019
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EB0226 Athena / Prow2 viewsAntiochos IX Philopator (Kyzikenos), SELEUKID KINGDOM, AE 15, 113-95 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Prow right.
References: SG 7175; SNGIs 2721-2723.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.202g.
EBJan 08, 2019
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Septimius Severus Denarius, RIC 126a, RSC 195, BMC 1273 views
Septimius Severus AR Denarius. L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right
FORTVNAE AVGG, Fortuna standing front with cornucopiae & rudder, prow at left. RSC 195.
BritanikusJan 08, 2019
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Severus Alexander Denarius. 232 AD.2 views
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right .
MARS VLTOR, Mars advancing right with spear and shield. RSC 161a.RIC 246.
BritanikusJan 08, 2019
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Antoninus Pius AR denarius, struck AD 145-161. Rome mint.4 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, laureate head right / TR POT COS IIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae, LIB IIII in exergue. RIC 155 type 2, RSC 490a, BMC 567; Sear 4089.1 commentsBritanikusJan 08, 2019
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0222 - Punic - AE 1/2 unit - 237-209 BC16 viewsObv/ Head of Mars r.
Rev/ Palm tree with fruits.

AE, 19.1 mm, 5.58 g
Mint: Qart Hadasht
ACIP/581 [R3] - CNH/HC41 [R3]
ex-Jesús Vico, auction 148, lot 120
1 commentsdafnisJan 07, 2019
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0223 - Denarius Vespasian 79 AC30 viewsObv/ Laureate bust of V. r., around IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG.
Rev/ Victory standing l., togate and placing shield over trophy, with captive at its feet; around, TR POT X COS VIIII.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 3.36 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.1/1068 [C] – BMCRE III/246
ex-NAC, auction 101, lot 195
4 commentsdafnisJan 07, 2019
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0217 - Nummus Constantine I 323-4 AC8 viewsObv/ CONSTANTINVS AG, laureate bust of C. r.
Rev/ Victory advancing r. holding trophy and branch, advancing over captive on ground; around, SARMATIA DEVICTA; in ex., PLON and symbol.

AE, 20.5 mm, 3.78 g
Mint: Londinium.
RIC VII/2 [R2] - CT 10.01.003 [C]
ex-Roma Numismatics, auction e35, lot 1539 (ex-colln of a connoisseur)
dafnisJan 07, 2019
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0218 - Nummus Constantine II c.324 AC11 viewsObv/ CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate bust of C. II r.
Rev/ Laurel wreath with VOT X inscribed on two lines inside; around, CAESARVM NOSTRORVM; in ex., PLON and symbol.

AE, 20.1 mm, 4.18 g
Mint: Londinium.
RIC VII/292 [C3] - CT 10.01.007 [CC]
ex-Roma Numismatics, auction e35, lot 1586
dafnisJan 07, 2019
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0219 - Denarius Septimius Severus 209 AC11 viewsObv/ SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of S.Severus r.
Rev/ PM TR P XVII COS III PP, Neptune naked standing l., cape over shoulder, foot on rock and holding trident.

Ag, 19.2 mm, 3.36 g
Mint: Roma
RIC IV.I/228 – BMCRE V/3
ex-Naville Numismatics, auction 31, lot 474
1 commentsdafnisJan 07, 2019
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0220 - As Caligula 37-41 AC14 viewsObv/ Bust of Agrippa l., wearing rostral crown; around, M AGRIPPA L F COS III.
Rev/ Neptune standing l., wearing cape and holding trident and dolphin; SC on field.

AE, 28.5 mm, 11.46 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC I/58 [C] – BMCRE I/161 (Tib.)
ex-Artemide Aste, auction XLVII, lot 255
1 commentsdafnisJan 07, 2019
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0221 - Denarius Faustina after 141 AC8 viewsObv/ Togate bust of F. r., with high bun; around, DIVA FAVSTINA.
Rev/ Ceres standing r., holding scepter with r.h. and corn on l.h.; around, AVGVSTA.

Ag, 19.1 mm, 3.22 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC III/358 [C] – BMCRE IV/389
ex-Artemide Aste, auction XLVII, lot 301
dafnisJan 07, 2019
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0212 - Nummus Constantine 312-3 AC12 viewsObv/ CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust of C. r.
Rev/ MARTI CON SERVATORI, Mars standing r., holding inverted spear and leaning on shield. Star on field l.; PLN in ex.

AE, 22.1 mm, 4.97 g.
Mint: Londinium.
RIC VI/254 - CT 7.10.003 [C]
ex-vAuctions (Triskeles), auction 319, lot 348.
dafnisJan 07, 2019
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0213 - Denarius Faustina II 147-50 AC9 viewsObv/ FAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL, togate bust of F. r., with high bun held by string of pearls.
Rev/ Venus togate standing l., holding apple on r.h. and l.h. leaning on rudder and dolphin.

Ag, 18.0 mm, 3.24 g
Mint: Roma
RIC III/517c [S] – BMCRE IV/1074
ex-Naville Numismatics, auction 23, lot 413 (ex-colln E.E: Clain-Stefanelli)
dafnisJan 07, 2019
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0214 - Denarius Augustus 16 BC17 viewsObv/ laureate head of A. r.
Rev/ Mars standing l. with helmet and cuirass, holding spear and parazonium, on a pedestal inscribed SPQR V PR RE CAES; around, L MESCINIVS RVFVS.

Ag, 18.4 mm, 3.81 g
Mint: Roma
RIC I/351 [R] - BMCRE I/86
ex-CNG, auction 103, lot 672
2 commentsdafnisJan 07, 2019
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0215 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC10 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club on field r.; under throne, monogram with circle, lines and dot.

Ag, 15.9 mm, 4.29 g
Mint: Sardes.
Price 2562
ex-vAuctions (Triskeles), auction 320, lot 75
dafnisJan 07, 2019
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0216 - Denarius Trajan 112-14 AC11 viewsObv/ IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP, laureate and draped bust of T. r.
Rev/ Trajan's father seating on a throne l., holding scepter and patera; around, DIVVS PATER TRAIAN.

Ag, 19 mm, 3.07 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC II/252 [S] – BMCRE III/500
ex-NAC, auction 95, lot 226
dafnisJan 07, 2019
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0207 - Denarius Carisia 46 BC15 viewsObv/ Head of Juno Moneta r.; behind, MONETA.
Rev/ Coinage tools, laurel wreath around; above, T CARISIVS.

Ag, 18.1 mm, 3.89 g
Mint: Roma
RRC 464/2 [120/133]
ex-Ibernumis, private sale
1 commentsdafnisJan 07, 2019
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0208 - Denarius Considia 57 BC23 viewsObv/ Laureate and diademed bust of V. r., behind C CONSIDI NONIANI; before, SC.
Rev/ Tetrastyle temple on hill, surrounded by walls and gate, with ERVC above.

Ag, 18.7 mm, 3.75 g
Mint: Roma
RRC 424/1 [
3 commentsdafnisJan 07, 2019
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0209 - Denarius Titus 80 AC24 viewsObv/ IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM, laureate bust of T. r.
Rev/ TR P XI IMP XV COS VIII PP, elephant with cuirass l.

Ag, 18.2 mm, 2.90 g
Mint: Roma
RIC II.I/115 [C2] – BMCRE II/43
ex-Solidus Numismatik, auction e7, lot 227
3 commentsdafnisJan 07, 2019
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0210 - Denarius Septimius Severus 207 AC16 viewsObv/ SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of S.Severus r.
Rev/ PM TR P XV COS III PP, Africa standing r. with elephant skin, holding tunica with l.h.; lion advancing r. at her feet.

Ag, 19.1 mm, 2.82 g
Mint: Roma
RIC IV.I/207 – BMCRE V/531
ex-Solidus Numismatik, auction e7, lot 264
1 commentsdafnisJan 07, 2019
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0211 - Nummus Crispus 323-4 AC8 viewsObv/ CRISPVS NOBIL C, bust of C. l. with helmet and cuirass.
Rev/ BEAT TRA NQILITAS, globe above altar inscribed VOT IS XX; above, three stars; PLON in ex.

AE, 19.5 mm, 2.94 g.
Mint: Londinium.
RIC VII/275 - CT 9.05.025 [CC]
ex-Roma Numismatics, auction e27, lot 938.
dafnisJan 07, 2019
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0202 - Denarius Sabina 134-137 AC9 viewsObv/ SABINA AVGVSTA, togate and diademed best of S. r.
Rev/ VENERI GENETRICI, Venus standing r., raising tunica with r.h. and holding apple with l.h.

Ag, 17.1 mm, 2.97 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC II/396 (C) - BMCRE III/944
ex-Gitbud & Naumann (Pecunem), auction e30, lot 475
dafnisJan 07, 2019
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0203 - Denarius Lucilla 166-169 AC6 viewsObv/ LVCILLA AVGVSTA, bust of L. r.
Rev/ VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing r., holding Victory on r.h., leaning l.h. on engraved shield.

Ag, 18.4 mm, 3.21 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC III/786 [C] – BMCRE IV/353
ex-Savoca Coins, auction e1, lot 326
1 commentsdafnisJan 07, 2019
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0204 - Semis Augustus 20 BC-23 AC10 viewsObv/Lotus flower, around IVBA REX IVBAE F II VIR QV.
Rev/Priesthood accessories, around CN ATELIVS PONTI II V Q.

Ag, 22.9mm, 5.02g
Moneyer: anonymous.
Mint: Carthago Nova.
RPC I/169 [7-20c.]
ex-Herrero, auction may 2015, lot 2043.
dafnisJan 07, 2019
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0205 - Denarius Anonymous 209 BC22 viewsObv/ Head of Rome r.; behind, X.
Rev/ Dioscuri riding r., stars above their heads, spearhead r. below, ROMA in ex.

Ag, 21.8 mm, 3.74 g
Mint: SE Italy
RRC 88/2b [40-40 (all var.)]
ex-NAC, auction 84, lot 1633.
2 commentsdafnisJan 07, 2019
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0206 - Denarius Trajan 103-11 AC11 viewsObv/ IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P, laureate and draped bust of T. r.
Rev/ COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Danubius l. reclined on rocks; above, floating cape; arm resting on urn and hand on bow of boat; DANUVIVS in ex.

Ag, 20.5 mm, 3.60 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC II/100 [S] – BMCRE III/395
ex-Naville Numismatics, auction 16, lot 502.
1 commentsdafnisJan 07, 2019
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Struck A.D.260 - 268. POSTUMUS. AR ANTONINIANUS of Lugdunum3 viewsObverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Postumus facing right.
Reverse: MONETA AVG. Moneta standing facing left, holding scales in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.6gms | Die Axis: 5
RIC V : 75 | RSC : 199
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Struck A.D.260 - 268. POSTUMUS. AE ANTONINIANUS of Treveri (Issue 6)5 viewsObverse: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust of Postumus facing right.
Reverse: ORIENS AVG. Sol advancing left, raising right hand and holding whip in left; in left field, P.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.9gms | Die Axis: 6
RSC : 213a
*AlexJan 07, 2019
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Struck A.D.158 - 159. ANTONINUS PIUS. AR Denarius of Rome4 viewsObverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII. Laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Reverse: TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST. Octastyle temple with standing statues of Victory before the two outer columns and seated figures of Divus Augustus and Diva Livia within; in exergue, COS IIII.
RIC III : 290a | C: 804 | BMC: 939
Rough surfaces

The Temple of Divus Augustus was originally built to commemorate the deified first emperor, Augustus. It was built between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, behind the Basilica Julia, on the site of the house that Augustus had lived in before he entered public life.
The temple's construction took place during the 1st century AD, having been vowed by the Roman Senate shortly after the death of Augustus in A.D.14. It was not, however, finally completed until after the death of Tiberius in A.D.37 and was dedicated by Tiberius' successor, Caligula at the end of August that year.
During the reign of Domitian the temple was destroyed by fire but it was rebuilt and rededicated in A.D.89-90 as a memorial to four deified emperors, including Vespasian and Titus. It also incorporated a shrine to Domitian's favourite deity, Minerva.
The temple was restored again by Antonius Pius, who was possibly motivated by a desire to be publicly associated with the first emperor. The exact date of the restoration is not known, but the restored temple is shown on coins of A.D.158 onwards, like the one above.
The temple is depicted as an octostyle design with Corinthian capitals and two statues - presumably of Augustus and Livia - in the cella. The pediment displayed a relief featuring Augustus and was topped by a quadriga. Two figures stood on the eaves of the roof, that on the left representing Romulus and the one on the right depicting Aeneas leading his family out of Troy, alluding to Rome's mythical origins. The steps of the temple were flanked by two statues of Victory.
The last known reference to the temple was in A.D.248, at some point after that it was completely destroyed and its stones were presumably quarried for later buildings. Today it's remains are no longer visible and the area in which it sat has never been excavated.
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Struck A.D.115 - 117 under Trajan. DIVUS TRAJAN PATER. AR Denarius of Rome4 viewsObverse: IMP TRAIANVS AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P. Laureate and draped bust of Trajan facing right.
Reverse: DIVVS PATER TRAIAN. Trajan's father seated facing left, holding patera and sceptre.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 2.8gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC II : 252 | VM : 17 | RCV II : 3323
SCARCE
*AlexJan 07, 2019
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Struck A.D.270 - 271, probably under Aurelian. DIVUS CLAUDIUS II. Commemorative AE Antoninianus of Rome4 viewsObverse: DIVO CLAVDIO. Radiate head of Claudius II facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Eagle standing facing left, head turned right.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 3.0gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V i : 266
*AlexJan 07, 2019
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Maximianus (293 AD) AE Antoninianus, Antioch mint5 viewsRoman Imperial, Maximianus (293 AD) AE Antoninianus, Antioch mint.

Obverse: IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: CONCORDIA MIL-ITVM, Maximianus receiving Victory from Jupiter, H in lower center. Mintmark: XXI.

Reference: RIC V-2 Antioch 621; Cohen 54.
Gil-galadJan 07, 2019
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Struck 1485 - 1509, HENRY VII (1489 - 1500), AR Penny minted under Archbishop Rotherham at York, England14 viewsObverse: HENRIC DI GRA REX AN. Crowned and robed figure of Henry VII holding a lis topped sceptre in his right hand and a globus cruciger in his left, seated facing on throne, the one visible pillar of which is topped with a lis, all except the king's crown within a circle of pellets.
Reverse: CIVITAS EBORACI. Shield bearing coat-of-arms of England and France on cross fourchée, two keys below shield.
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 0.6gms | Die Axis: 3
SPINK: 2237

Thomas Rotherham, also known as Thomas (Scot) de Rotherham, was an English cleric and statesman. He served as bishop of several dioceses, most notably as Archbishop of York and, on two occasions as Lord Chancellor. Rotherham was educated at King's College, Cambridge, he graduated as a Bachelor of Divinity and became a Fellow of his college where he lectured on Grammar, Theology, and Philosophy. After his ordination as a priest, he became a prebendary of Lincoln in 1462 and then of Salisbury in 1465. He moved on to powerful positions in the Church, being appointed as Bishop of Rochester in 1468, Bishop of Lincoln in 1472, and then Archbishop of York in 1480, a position he held until his death in 1500.
In 1467, King Edward IV appointed Rotherham as Keeper of the Privy Seal. He was sent as ambassador to France in 1468 and as joint ambassador to Burgundy in 1471, and in 1475 was entrusted with the office of Lord Chancellor. When Edward IV died in April 1483, Rotherham was one of the celebrants of the funeral mass on 20th April 1483 and immediately after Edward's death he sided with the dowager queen, Elizabeth Woodville, in her attempt to deprive Richard, Duke of Gloucester of his role as Lord Protector of her son, the new King Edward V. When Elizabeth sought sanctuary after Richard had taken charge of the king, Rotherham released the Great Seal to her (though he later recovered it and handed it over to Thomas Bourchier, the Archbishop of Canterbury).
Rotherham's mishandling of the seal was perceived as indicative of questionable loyalty and led to his dismissal as Lord Chancellor. He was replaced by John Russell, who earlier had also been his successor as Bishop of Lincoln. On 13th June 1483, Rotherham was charged with being involved in a conspiracy between Lord Hastings and the Woodvilles against Richard and imprisoned in the Tower of London, but he was released a few weeks later, around the middle of July, after Richard's coronation as King Richard III. Rotherham was re-instated as Chancellor in 1485, however he was dismissed shortly afterwards by Henry VII and retired from public work.
Rotherham died of the plague in Cawood near York on 29th May 1500. His remains were transferred to a magnificent marble tomb in York Minster in 1506.
2 comments*AlexJan 07, 2019
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Leo VI, AE Follis, Constantinople.886-912 AD4 viewsLEON bASILEVS ROM, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia / LEON EN QEO BA SILEVS R OMEON legend in four lines. SB 1729, DOC 8.BritanikusJan 07, 2019
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Tiberius II Constantine , AE follis,578-582 Nicomedia.4 viewsDM TIb CONSTANT PP AVG, crowned, mantled bust facing, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre, sometimes with cross above eagle / Large m, ANNO left, cross above, regnal year to right, mintmark NIKOB. SB 441-B, MIB 35BritanikusJan 07, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Cassius Longinus, AR Denarius - Crawford 428/314 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Cassius Longinus, 55 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.91g; 19mm).
Rome Mint.

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

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

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

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

The identity of the head on the obverse is in doubt. Crawford interprets the obverse as Genius of the Roman People and the reverse an allusion to imperium. Michael Harlan theorizes that the head is Bonus Eventus and that it ties to symbols of the augurate on the reverse. Augurs, after all, want to predict good outcomes. Harlan's interpretation doesn’t fully explain the scepter on the obverse, which is not a typical characteristic of Bonus Eventus.
3 commentsCarausiusJan 07, 2019
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Constantine IX, AE Class D anonymous follis. 1042-1055 AD.5 viewsIC to left, XC to right of Christ, nimbate, seated facing on throne with back, holding book of Gospels in both hands / bAS-ILE bAS-ILE in three lines, -+- (sometimes over crescent) above, crescent (sometimes dot in crescent) below. SB 1836.BritanikusJan 07, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Cornelius Sulla, AR Denarius - Crawford 359/210 viewsRome, The Republic.
L. Cornelius Sulla, 84-83 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.88g; 21mm).
Military Mint.

Obverse: L·SVLLA; diademed head of Venus facing right; before, Cupid holding palm to left.

Reverse: IMPER – ITERV; two trophies with jug and lituus between them.

References: Crawford 359/2; Sydenham 761a; BMCRR East 3; Cornelia 30.

Provenance: Ex Nomisma 58 (6 Nov 2018) Lot 76.

These coins were struck in the east, just before Sulla’s march on Rome. The fabric and style of these coins are certainly different from other Roman Republican denarii of the era, more eastern than Roman. Perhaps not obvious from my photo, the obverse is struck in very high relief and the reverse has pronounced cupping (from a convex reverse die, which more efficiently drives the metal into the high relief obverse die). The obverse honors Venus, whom Sulla considered his protectress. The jug and lituus on the reverse are suggestive of the office of Augur, but Crawford did not think Sulla was an Augur at the time these coins were produced. The implements may refer to an ancestor of Sulla that was an Augur, or, as Crawford surmises, to Sulla’s imperium. The trophies on the reverse refer to Sulla’s victories in the east against Mithradates. Two trophies were also used by Sulla in an issue of tetradrachms in the Athenian “New Style” form.

Sulla’s seizure of dictatorial power following his march on Rome (leading an army that was loyal to him, rather than to the state) became a paradigm for Roman political struggles thereafter. Julius Caesar would initiate similar consequences when he crossed the Rubicon at the head of his army 30+ years later. Unlike Sulla, Caesar showed no interest in resigning his power. Also unlike Sulla, Caesar would strike coins bearing his own likeness. Sulla’s portrait did not appear on a Roman coin until 25 years after Sulla’s death (See, Crawford 434/1).
1 commentsCarausiusJan 07, 2019
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Turkey, Istanbul - the Column of Marcian9 viewsThe column of emperor Marcian, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey.

The Column of Marcian was dedicated to Marcian, built by the praefectus urbi Tatianus, sometime between 450 and 452. It still stands in modern Istanbul, though the statue of Marcian which originally topped it has been lost. Marcian also had a statue in the Forum of Arcadius, which contained the statues of several of Arcadius' successors.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:20111224_Flavius_Marcianus_Augustus_Column_Fatih_Istanbul_Turkey.jpg
Joe SermariniJan 06, 2019
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EB0225 Herakles / Apollo3 viewsAlexander I Balas, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AE 18, 152-145 BC.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, arrow in right hand, resting left on bow, palm frond outer left, monogram to right.
References: SG 7039.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 7.137g.
EBJan 06, 2019
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 649, Göbl 1632.c, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, Crescent/-//--, MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, #140 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 649, Göbl 1632.c, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, Crescent/-//--, MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, #1
avers: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped cuirassed bust right.
reverse: MARS VICTOR, Mars advancing right, wearing a helmet, carrying spear and shield. Branch in exergue.
exergue: -/-//Branch, diameter: 21,0-21,5mm, weight: 3,36g, axis: 6h,
mint: Antioch, date: ? A.D., ref: RIC V-I 649, p-, Göbl 1632.c, Sear -,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 06, 2019
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 668var., Göbl 1617.l, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, Crescent/-//--, VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, #138 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 668var., Göbl 1617.l, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, Crescent/-//--, VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, #1
avers: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped cuirassed bust right.
reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, resting the right hand on shield at feet left and holding spear in left hand. Crescent in the left field.
exergue: Crescent/-//--, diameter: 20,5-21,0mm, weight: 3,49g, axis: 11h,
mint: Antioch, date: ? A.D., ref: RIC V-I 668var., p-, Göbl 1617.l, Sear -,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 06, 2019
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Artemis, Pamphylia, Perge4 viewsPerge, Pamphylia
Rev.: AΡTEMIΔOΣ right [ΠEΡΓAIAΣ out of flan left], Artemis standing left, wreath in right, long vertical scepter in left, stag at her feet right
AE, 5.45g, 15.1mm

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 06, 2019
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Artemis, Lydia, Sardeis10 viewsLydia, Sardeis
Obv.: Draped bust of Artemis right; bow and quiver over shoulder
AE, 10.57g, 27mm


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
1 commentsshanxiJan 06, 2019
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Artemis, Aiolis, Kyme5 viewsAiolis, Kyme
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Artemis right, hair in sphendone, bow and quiver over shoulder
AE, 16 mm, 4.28g

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 06, 2019
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Artemis, Gaul, Massalia7 viewsGaul, Massalia (Marseille)
Obv.: Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, bow and quiver over shoulder.
AR, 2.62g, 16.5mm


for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 06, 2019
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Artemis, Pisidia, Polga6 viewsPisidia, Polga
Rev.: ΠΩΛ-ЄΩN, Artemis standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver, to right, stag standing right, looking up.
AE, 19mm, 5.96g

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJan 06, 2019
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Asia Minor, Pisidia, Polga, Geta, Artemis5 viewsGeta
Pisidia, Polga
Obv.: ΠO CЄ ΓЄTAN KA, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: ΠΩΛ-ЄΩN, Artemis standing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver, to right, stag standing right, looking up.
AE, 19mm, 5.96g
Ref.: BMC Lycia, Pamphylia and Pisidia, p.236, 4 var. (stag left)
shanxiJan 06, 2019
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Probus (276-282 AD) AE Antoninianus, Siscia mint, Providentia3 viewsRoman Imperial, Probus (276-282 AD) AE Antoninianus, Siscia mint

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: PROVIDE AVG, Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter. S fieldmark right. Mintmark: XXI

Reference: RIC V-2 Siscia 716
Gil-galadJan 06, 2019
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Syria, Antioch, 076 Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Prieur-405, AR-Tetradrachm, -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, Eagle standing left, #142 viewsSyria, Antioch, 076 Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Prieur-405, AR-Tetradrachm, -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, Eagle standing left, #1
avers: ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CЄΒ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.
reverse: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ЄΧΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑΤΟ Γ, Eagle standing left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak.
exergue: -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, diameter: 25,58 mm, weight: 13,760 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, date: 247 A.D., ref: Prieur-405, McAlee 1039a,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransJan 05, 2019
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076pb Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Syria, Antioch, Prieur-405, AR-Tetradrachm, -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, Eagle standing left, #136 views076pb Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Syria, Antioch, Prieur-405, AR-Tetradrachm, -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, Eagle standing left, #1
avers: ΑΥΤΟΚ Κ Μ ΙΟΥΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CЄΒ, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left.
reverse: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ЄΧΟΥCΙΑC ΥΠΑΤΟ Γ, Eagle standing left, with wings spread, holding wreath in beak.
exergue: -/-//ANTIOXIA/S-C, diameter: 25,58 mm, weight: 13,760 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Syria, Antioch, date: 247 A.D., ref: Prieur-405, McAlee 1039a,
Q-001
quadransJan 05, 2019
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Licinius I (317-320 AD) AE3, Rome mint, Jupiter4 viewsRoman Imperial, Licinius I (317-320 AD) AE3, Rome mint

Obverse: IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust left, holding mappa, globe and scepter.

Reverse: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Wreath in left field, Ɛ epsilon in right field. Mintmark: SMK.

Reference: RIC VII Cyzicus 9
1 commentsGil-galadJan 05, 2019
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Diocletian (292 AD) AE Antoninianus, Rome mint, Jupiter4 viewsRoman Imperial, Diocletian (292 AD) AE Antoninianus, Rome mint

Obverse: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse: IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG, Jupiter, naked, standing facing, looking right, holding thunderbolt and scepter, eagle at foot with wreath in beak. Mintmark XXIΔ.

Reference: RIC V-2 166
Gil-galadJan 05, 2019
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039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-718, C2-234, U-564.f, P-219-04, K/P//--, Madonna and child, #0143 views039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-718, C2-234, U-564.f, P-219-04, K/P//--, Madonna and child, #01
avers: ✠mOnЄTA•mAThIЄ•R•VnGARI, Hungarian shield, four-part shield with Hungarian arms (Árpádian stripes, patriarchal cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lion with Crown). Inside of the central shield, the raven standing and turning left. The ring in its beak, (Legend variation!).
reverse: •PATROn VnGARI•, Madonna sitting on a veil on her head, holding infant Jesus in her right arm, mint-mark on each side; border of dots,(Legend variation!).
exergue, mint mark: K/P//--, were struck by Paul Peck, (by Pohl), diameter: 15,5-16,0mm, weight: 0,53g, axis: 1h,
mint: Hungary, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica) by Pohl,
date: 1472-1478 A.D. (Pohl), ref: Huszár-718, CNH-2-234, Unger-564.f., Pohl-219-04,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 05, 2019
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C.PVLCHER - Denarius, RRC 300/17 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 110-109 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R. Beaded border.

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

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

Comments:
As do many issues of the last two decades of the 2nd century BC, this issue is usually found with very well executed dies in good style. The present coin is no exception. attractively toned coin, slight weakness at Roma’s visor, otherwise, GVF.
2 commentsSteve B5Jan 05, 2019
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039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-708, C2-219, U-557.d, P-208-04, B/S//--, #0152 views039 Mátyás Hunyadi., (Matthias Corvinus), King of Hungary, (1458-1490 A.D.) AR Denarius, H-708, C2-219, U-557.d, P-208-04, B/S//--, #01
avers: ✠MONЄTA•MAThIЄ•DЄ, Two-part Hungarian shield (Hungarian stripes, Krown and the lion of Hunyadi) in a circle, border of dots.
reverse: •RЄGIS•hVnGARIЄ•(left to right), Patriarchal cross on the crown in a circle, mint-mark on each side (B-S), the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: B/S//--, were struck by Stephan Kowách (by Pohl), diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 0,61g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Buda, date: 1464 A.D., ref: Huszár-708, CNH-2-219, Unger-557.d, Pohl 208-04,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJan 05, 2019
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Claudius II (269 AD) AE Antoninianus, Rome mint, Fortuna4 viewsRoman Imperial, Claudius II (269 AD) AE Antoninianus, Rome mint

Obverse: IMP CLAVDIVS PF AVG, Radiate,draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae.

Reference: RIC V-2 43 Rome
Gil-galadJan 05, 2019
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22040 Constantine 1/VRBS Roma7 viewsConstantine I/VRBS ROMA
Obv:VRBS ROMA
Helmeted with Plume facing left
REV:
She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus.
Two stars above
Mint:Trier 16.4mm and 2.1g
330-331 AD
RIC VII Trier 529; Sear 16487

Thanks to djmacdo for helping identify the mint.
Blayne WJan 05, 2019
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22001 Valence Denier12 viewsValence Denier
Obv: + S APOLLINARS
cross pomme with annulet in second quarter.
Rev: + VRBS VALENTIA
Eagle standing facing

Anonymous. 13th century BI denier 18.2mm 1.3g

Thanks to shanxi for helping id.
2 commentsBlayne WJan 05, 2019
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22042 Licinius 1/Campgate8 viewsLicinius 1/Campgate
Obv: IMP LICI-NIVS AVG
Laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, globe and scepter in
left hand, mappa in right
Rev: PROVIDEN-TIAE AVGG
3 Turrets above, no stars, no door
?T Gamma in Exergue
Mint:Heraclea 19.8mm 3.1g
RIC VII Heraclea 15; Sear 15264 Rated R2
Blayne WJan 05, 2019
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22068 Julia Domna/Venus4 viewsJulia Domna/Venus
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA
draped bust right
Rev: VENVS VICTRIX
Venus standing facing holding helmet and palm, leaning on column, shield at foot
Mint: Rome 18.1mm 2.9g

RIC IV Septimius Severus 581 (denarius)
Blayne WJan 05, 2019
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EB0224 Artemis / Quiver & Bow1 viewsDemetrios I, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AE 20 serrate, 162-150 BC.
Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver behind.
Reverse: Bow and quiver.
References: SG 7027; Houghton 170.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 7.468g.
EBJan 05, 2019
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India Gurjara Pratiharas silver phadiya drachm3 viewsIndia Gurjara Pratiharas silver drachm 780-980..(3.84gr / approx 23 X 18mm)
Obverse-Indo-Sasanian stylized crowned bearded head facing right, devanagari ‘Sri ha’
Reverse-Stylized fire altar flanked by vertical strings of diamond-shaped beads.
Paul R3Jan 05, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Antony Legion XVII Classicae Denarius9 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius, 44-31 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.41g; 20mm).
Military Mint traveling with Antony, 32-1 BCE.

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

Reverse: LEG XVII CLASSICAE; Aquilia between two standards.

References: Crawford 544/10; Sydenham 1238; HCRI 373; BMCRR East 223; Antonia 128

Provenance: Ex Nomisma 58 (6 Nov 2018) Lot 214.

Produced by Antony in the lead-up to his final defeat at Actium by Octavian’s navy (commanded by Agrippa), the legionary series was a huge issue that recognized 23 legions under Antony’s command. These coins would continue to circulate throughout the Empire for several centuries after Antony’s loss, partly because their notoriously debased silver discouraged hoarding. Only 8 examples of the LEG XVII Classicae type appeared in the 1905 Delos hoard of 604 Antony Legionary denarii.

The Legio XVII Classicae was likely a legion of marines formed by Antony and disbanded after Actium. They were not the Legio XVII destroyed at Tuetoburg Forest under Varus in 9 CE.
2 commentsCarausiusJan 05, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, C. Fabius C. f. Hadrianus, AR Denarius - Crawford 322/1a8 viewsRome. The Republic.
C. Fabius C. f. Hadrianus, 102 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.99g; 20mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Veiled and turreted head of Cybele, facing right; Є behind.

Reverse: Victory in fast biga galloping right; heron/stork below; C· FABI· C· F in exergue.

References: Crawford 322/1a; Sydenham 589; BMCRR 1581; Fabia 15.

Provenance: Ex Nomisma 58 (6 Nov 2018) Lot 93.

This is the second variety of Fabius’ denarii, without the obverse inscription referencing public silver [EX· A· PV] behind the head of Cybele. For more on the public silver inscription variety and an explanation of the heron/stork on Fabius’ coinage, see my other gallery entry here: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-149699

CarausiusJan 05, 2019
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P. MAE ANT MF - Denarius, RRC 249/15 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 132 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma R; voided X behind.

Reverse: Victory in Quadriga R.; P.MAE AT monogram to r. ROMA in exergue.

Mint: Rome
Weight: 3.83 gm.
Reference: Crawford 249/1
Provenance: Tom Cederlind, private purchase, 30-Oct-2009

Comments: The issue is very common in relatively high grade.
Well centered attractively toned coin, about EF.
1 commentsSteve B5Jan 05, 2019
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Tranquillina (241 - 244 A.D.)29 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: CAB TPANKVΛΛINA CEB, diademed and draped bust right.
R: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding double cornuacopiae; in left field, L E.  year 5 (241/2 A.D.)
12.5g
24mm
Milne 3420 Emmett 3449
6 commentsMatJan 04, 2019
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Severus Alexander AE 25mm of Deultum, Thrace5 viewsRoman Provincial, Severus Alexander AE 25mm of Deultum, Thrace

Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate draped bust right.

Reverse: COL FL PA-C DEVLT, Artemis walking right, holding bow, reaching behind to grab an arrow from her quiver, hound between her feet.

Reference: SNG Copenhagen 539; Moushmov 3583; Varbanov GIC 2265
Gil-galadJan 04, 2019
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Allectus Antoninianus - PROVIDENTIA AVG4 viewsAllectus Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
PROVIDENTIA AVG
Providentia standing left, holding globe and cornucopia
Harry GJan 04, 2019
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Divus Claudius II (c. 270 AD) AE Antoninianus5 viewsRoman Imperial, Divus Claudius II (c. 270 AD) AE Antoninianus

Obverse: DIVO CLAVDIO, Radiate head right.

Reverse: CONSECRATIO, Eagle standing facing and perched, head right.

Reference: RIC 266; Cohen 43; Sear 11459.
Gil-galadJan 04, 2019
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Carausius Antoninianus - TEMP FELIC7 viewsCarausius Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP CARAVSIVS P AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
TEMP FELIC
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia
Harry GJan 04, 2019
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Philip I Antoninianus3 viewsPhilip I Antoninianus

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

Reverse:
ANNONA AVGG
Annona standing left, holding grain ears over galley prow and cornucopia
Harry GJan 04, 2019
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Carausius Antoninianus - MONETA AVG5 viewsCarausius Antoninianus

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

Reverse:
MONETA AVG
Moneta standing left, holding scale and cornucopia
Harry GJan 04, 2019
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Carausius Antoninianus - PAX AVG - SC - ML3 viewsCarausius Antoninianus

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

Reverse:
PAX AVG
Pax standing left, holding branch and sceptre. ML in exergue and SC in field.
Harry GJan 04, 2019
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Caracalla antoninianus7 viewsCaracalla Antoninianus

Obverse:
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
PM TR P XVIII COS IIII PP
Jupiter standing right, holding thunderbolt and scepter
2 commentsHarry GJan 04, 2019
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22043 Aurelianus/RESTITVT ORBIS6 viewsAurelianus/RESTITVT ORBIS
Obv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG
radiate and cuirassed bust
right
Rev: RESTITVT ORBIS
female standing right,presenting wreath to Aurelian standing left, holding
scepter
T in Centre
XXI in Exergue
Mint:Antioch 23mm 3.9g
RIC V-1, 386 Antioch
Blayne WJan 04, 2019
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22045 Valerian I/Pietas Avgg6 viewsValerian I/Pietas Avgg
Obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: PIETAS AVGG
Valerian I and Gallienus standing facing each other, sacrificing over lit altar
Mint:Antioch 22.9mm 3.9g
RIC V, Part I, 285; Göbl 1684e
Blayne WJan 04, 2019
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22046 Salonina/Pudicitia6 viewsSalonina/Pudicitia
Obv: SALONINA AVG
diademed, draped bust right on crescent
Rev: PVDICITIA AVGG
Pudicitia standing left, holding
transverse sceptre, right hand raised to head.
Mint: 20mm 3.7g
RIC V-1, 65 Asian mint var (rev. legend); Eauze hoard 1587
Blayne WJan 04, 2019
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Volusian Antoninianus2 viewsVolusian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
FELICITAS PVBL
Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
Harry GJan 04, 2019
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RIC 0317 Domitianus18 viewsObv : CAES DIVI VESP F DOMITIAN COS VII, Laureate head right
Rev : S C, Spes standing left, holding flower
AE/As (27.33 mm 11.522 g 6h) Struck in Rome 80-81 A.D.
RIC 317 (C, Titus), BMCRE 248 (Titus), BNF 257
Purchased from L.A.C. on VCoins
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJan 04, 2019
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rsc086a7 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing left, holding counter and cornucopia. Star in left field.
18 mm, 3.10 gms

RSC 86a, RIC 103
Charles MJan 04, 2019
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rsc213a2 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 club (not branch), star left.
19 mm, 2.68 gms

RSC 213a, RIC 52
Charles MJan 04, 2019
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rsc1382 viewsElagabalus
AR Antoninianus

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, radiate draped 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.
23 mm, 4.15 gms

RSC 138, RIC 12
Charles MJan 04, 2019
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rsc027a4 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL. AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: FELICITAS around, in exergue TEMP, galley with sail and seven rowers proceeding right, at stern, pilot, acrostolium and standard; at prow, vexillum.
19 mm, 2.28 gms

RSC 27a, RIC 188
Charles MJan 04, 2019
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L. Procilius L.F., Denarius8 viewsRome mint, 80 BC
Head of Juno Sospita right, clad in goat’s skin, S . C behind
Juno Sospita in biga right holding spear and shield. A snake below biga. [L. PROCILI. F] at exergue
19,5 mm - 3.89 gr
Ref : RCV # 307, RSC, Procilia # 2
1 commentsPotator IIJan 04, 2019
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Commodus, Alexandria tetradrachm3 viewsPotator IIJan 04, 2019
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Mamaea, Alexandria tetradrachm6 viewsMamaea, Alexandria tetradrachm, AD 231-232 (year 11),
IOY MAMAIA CE MHTE CEB K CT , Diademed and draped bust of Mamaea right
Radiate and draped bust of Helios right. in front, palm-branch and behind LIA.
12.67gr.- 23.5mm
Ref : Emmett # 3205 (R4)
From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection.
1 commentsPotator IIJan 04, 2019
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Maximinus II Daia, follis7 viewsMaximinus II Daia (308-313), follis, Alexandria mint, AD 312-313.
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right.
GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius standing left holding head of Serapis left in right hand, cornucopia in left; star, N and palm-branch in left field, gamma in right, ALE in exergue.
5.10 gr - 21 mm.
Ref : RIC VI Alexandria 160b
From the zumbly collection, Ex CNG
1 commentsPotator IIJan 04, 2019
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Julian II (361-363 AD) AE 2, Sirmium mint4 viewsRoman Imperial, Julian II (361-363 AD) AE 2, Sirmium mint

Obverse: DN FL CL IVL-ANVS PF AVG, Helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield.

Reverse: VOT X MVLT XX within wreath; Mintmark: BSIRM

Reference: RIC VIII Sirmium 108, LRBC 1619.
Gil-galadJan 04, 2019
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Roman Imperial, Hadrian (117-138 AD) AE Dupondius, Rome mint3 viewsRoman Imperial, Hadrian (117-138 AD) AE Dupondius, Rome mint

Obverse: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.

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

Reference: RIC 601c, Cohen 1044, BMC 1233, Sear RCV 3665
Gil-galadJan 04, 2019
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BCC G2821 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Caesarea Maritima
Intaglio 1st-3rd cent.CE
Eros standing to left, leg crossed,
resting on inverted torch over altar.
Carnelian/Sard with iron oxide
remants of setting. Profile type: CA8,
convex top and flat bottom, upright oval.
10.5 x 8.5 x 3.0mm. wt:0.5gm.
The Caesarea Gem collections of Anit
Hamburger and the Hendler family both
illustrate a number of gems related to
Eros, but no exact parallels to this
type, which is well-known from provincial
coins of the Severan period (though not
found on coins from the Caesarea mint).
click for higher resolution
2 commentsv-dromeJan 04, 2019
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 10. Commodus, HrJ (2014) 6.10.38.02 3 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 22, 5.86g, 22.06mm, 15°
obv. AV.K.L.AVR - KOMODOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIANOP - O - LEITWN
Tyche Euposia in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae
and in extended r. hand rudder; on lower part of the cornucopiae infant Ploutos is seated l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 541 var. (different legend break on rev., Ploutos not mentioned!)
b) Varbanov 709 (same dies, Ploutos not mentioned)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) 6.10.38.2
d) not in Pfeiffer (2014)
scarce, F/F+, corroded
JochenJan 03, 2019
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Great Britain - 16 - George VI - Crown - 19513 viewsObv:- GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX F: D: / FIVE SHILLINGS, Bare head left
Rev:- St. George slaying dragon right
Date:- 1951
Mintage - 1,983,540
maridvnvmJan 03, 2019
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Great Britain - 16 - George VI - Crown - 19375 viewsObv:- GEORGIVS VI D: G: BR: OMN: REX, Bare head left
Rev:- FID: DEF: :IND: IMP DIEU ET MON DROIT / CROWN: 1937, Crowned, quartered shield with supporters
Date:- 1937
Mintage - 419,000
maridvnvmJan 03, 2019
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Great Britain - 14 - George V - Crown - 19354 viewsObv:- GEORGIVS V. DG. BRITT: OMN: REX. FD. IND: IMP:, Bare head left
Rev:- CROWN, St George slaying the dragon left
Edge:- Plain with legend, * DECUS ET TUTAMEN * ANNO REGNI XXV
Date:- 1935
Mintage - 715,000
maridvnvmJan 03, 2019
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Great Britain - 13 - Edward VII - Crown - 19024 viewsObv:- EDWARDUS VII DEI GRA: BRITT: OMN: REX FID: DEF: IND: IMP., Bare head right
Rev:- St. George slaying dragon right
Date:- 1902
Mintage - 256,020
maridvnvmJan 03, 2019
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22041 Constantius II/ Soldiers w Standards6 viewsConstantius II/ Soldiers w Standards
Obv: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C
laureated and cuirassed bust right
Rev: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS
Two soldiers either side of two standards
o on banners
CONSS in Exergue
Mint: Constantinople 17.6mm 2.6g
RIC VII Constantinople 61; Sear 17693
Blayne WJan 03, 2019
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22038 Licinius I/SOLI IN-VI-CTO COMITI4 viewsLicinius I/SOLI IN-VI-CTO COMITI
OBV: IMP LICINIVS PF AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
(I don’t believe it is draped)
REV: SOLI IN-VI-CTO COMITI
Sol standing left, raising hand and holding globe.
Left R over XRight F
RP in Exergue
Mint: Rome 21.6mm 3.5g
RIC VII Rome 30
Blayne WJan 03, 2019
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22039 Constantine I/IOVI CONS-ERVATORI5 viewsConstantine I/IOVI CONS-ERVATORI
Obv: IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
laureate head right.
REV: IOVI CONS-ERVATORI
Jupiter standing left, holding Victory
on globe and sceptre, eagle at foot left with a wreath in
its beak.
SMK in Exergue
A in Right Field
Mint: Cyzicus 19.9mm 2.7 g
RIC VII Cyzicus 3 Rated R2
Blayne WJan 03, 2019
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Septimius Severus6 viewsReconstructed bust based on denarius
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-152210

Corrosion removed and slightly enhanced.
Yurii PJan 03, 2019
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EB0224.2 Apollo / Tripod0 viewsDemetrios I (or II), SELEUKID KINGDOM, AE 26 serrate, 162-120 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: Tripod.
References: BMC 1-2.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 18.713g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0224.1 Horse / Elephant1 viewsDemetrios I, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AE 17 serrate, 162-150 BC.
Obverse: Head of Horse left.
Reverse: [BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡEY], Head of Elephant.
References: SNG Israel 1302; Sear 7028.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 4.165g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0223 Apollo / Apollo1 viewsSeleukos 4, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AE 23 serrate, 187-175 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, [ME monogram behind head].
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Apollo standing left, holding arrow and resting left elbow on tripod, monogram in lower left field.
References: SG 6968; BMC 23.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 11.763g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0222 Antiochos I / Apollo1 viewsAntiochos I, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AE 18, 280-261 BC.
Obverse: Head of Antiochos I right with elderly features.
Reverse: Nude Apollo seated left on omphalos, holding arrows in left hand, resting right hand on bow. Monograms to left and right. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY.
References: SG 6878.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.692g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0222.1 Athena / Nike1 viewsSeleukia, SELEUKIA PIERIA, AE 18, after 109 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: [], Nike advancing left. Countermark to left?
References: -.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 7.228g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0220 Tyche / Nike0 viewsLaodikeia, SELEUKIA PIERIA, AE 18, after 47 BC.
Obverse: Turreted, draped and veiled bust of Tyche right.
Reverse: Nike advancing left (inscr. IOY... ).
References: SG 5880.
Diameter: 18mm, Weight: 4.488g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0219 Herakles / Thunderbolt0 viewsSelge, PISIDIA, AE 13, 190-130 BC.
Obverse: Bust of Herakles right, club at shoulder.
Reverse: Σ-E, winged thunderbolt, bow to right.
References: SG 5491; BMC 47-48, SNG Cop 263, Lindgren 1353, SNGvA 5822.
Diameter: 13.5mm, Weight: 2.355g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0219.1 Herakles / Thunderbolt1 viewsSelge, PISIDIA, AE 12, 190-130 BC.
Obverse: Bust of Herakles right, club at shoulder.
Reverse: Σ-E, winged thunderbolt, bow to right.
References: SG 5491; BMC 47-48, SNG Cop 263, Lindgren 1353, SNGvA 5822.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 2.543g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0218 Athena / Eagle1 viewsApameia, PHRYGIA, AE 21, 133-48 BC. Magistrates Phainippos and Drakontos.
Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right.
Reverse: [A]ΠAMEΩ[N] [ΦAINIΠΠOY ΔΡAKONTOΣ], Eagle alighting right on maeander pattern between the caps of the Dioskuri. Star in upper centre.
References: SG 5120; BMC 97-102; Hunter 8-9; SNG Cop 167; SNG Tuebingen 3960; SNG Munich 116.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 7.855g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP [VIIII?] / P M TR P V COS II P P / Septimius Severus Fortuna denarius (197 AD) 7 viewsL SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP [VIIII?], laureate head right / P M TR P V COS II P P, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopiae in left.

AR (post 196 mint, so probably 54% purity), 17 mm, 3.48g, die axis 12h.

Both small flan and image style (bust, wreath, shape of the rudder etc.) point towards the mint of Rome rather than the Eastern one. A bit heavier than expected (the standard supposed to be 3.41g), but WildWinds reports a 3.63g denarius of this type. Unfortunately it is impossible to read the number after IMP (it can be either VIIII or X for TR P V), but based on the spacing and, perhaps, a hint of V I think it is VIIII. So this must be RIC IV 104, BMCRE 229, RSC 442 type. Two other, less probable ID possibilities: RIC 115A (Rome, IMP X) and RIC 493 (Eastern mint, Laodicea ad Mare(?) IMP VIIII).

Lucius SEPTimius SEVeverus PERTinax AVGustus IMPerator (in this case not just an imperial title, but a military one, "invested with the Nth imperial acclaim", a victorious general, the number refers to important victories when the title was renewed); Pontifex Maximus (the high priest, starting with Augustus the emperor was always the head of state religion) TRibunitia Potestas (Tribunal power, the function of the tribune of the people, originally an important republican official, was "hijacked" by Augustus when he was building the imperial structure of power and subsequently became another emperor's title, renewed every year and thus very useful for dating coins) V (5th year means 193+4=197, give or take the actual date of renewing the title), COnSul (under the Empire, the office of Consul remained of some importance and was held by the Emperor with some frequency) II (during or after the consulship of 194 and before next one in 202), Pater Patriae (Father of his Country, the title was held by most Augusti but was usually not assumed at the very beginning of the reign). Denarius was the staple of Roman monetary system from 211 BC to mid 3d century AD.

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, *11 Apr 145 in Leptis Magna (Khoms, Libya) † 4 Feb 211 (aged 65) Eboracum (York, England) ‡ 14 April 193 – 4 February 211

Septimius Severus was born in the Roman province of Africa. He came from a wealthy and distinguished family of equestrian rank, had Roman ancestry on his mother's side (gens Fulvia was one of the most famous plebeian clans in Rome) and descended from Punic, and perhaps also Libyan, forebears on his father's side. Several members of his family held important imperial offices (although, strangely, not his father who seemed to have no career to speak about). He was trilingual, speaking Punic, Latin and Greek, and got some classical education, but probably less than he wanted to. At 17 he was helped by his influential relatives to relocate to Rome, to be presented to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, and start his political career. With some difficulty he started to advance through the cursus honorum, holding a variety of offices. His career was helped by the Antonine Plague of 166, Septimius avoided it by returning to Leptis Magna for a while, and when he was back in Rome he found his competition conveniently thinned out. Despite him going through an impressive number of offices in a very short time there is very little record of his actual accomplishments in 170s and 180s.

In 191 Severus was appointed governor of Pannonia Superior (one of the provinces on Danube frontier) by Emperor Commodus (on advice from one of Septimius' friends). When the hell was unleashed by the assassination of Commodus on 31 December 192 and 193, , the infamous Year of the Five Emperors started, as a general in charge of significant army Severus was able to fight for the highest office. While he moved on Rome, Pertinax, the first Emperor of 193, was killed by the Praetorian Guard, and the next one, Didius Julianus, who famously bought the emperorship at an auction, was condemned by the Senate and executed, so Septimius entered Rome virtually unopposed. He then wisely appeased the powerful governor of Britannia, Clodius Albinus, who was also proclaimed the Emperor, by offering him the title of Caesar, which implied some degree of co-ruling and a chance to succession (Albinus did not give up that easy, reasserting his claim in three years, but then he was easily dealt with at the Battle of Lugdunum in Gaul). Afterwards he had to fight off the final pretender, Pescennius Niger, the former governor of Syria, who was proclaimed the Emperor by the eastern legions. Losing no time, Severus sent a considerable vanguard force to the East and, later, joined in with additional armies. In a series of battles in 193-195 Niger and his supporters were defeated. The last to surrender was Byzantium, which held even after the head of Niger was sent there. It is interesting to note that during this campaign Septimius visited the tomb of his famous fellow countryman, Hannibal Barca in Libyssa (Gebze, Turkey) and ordered to cover it with fine marble. Severus also took an opportunity to wage a short punitive campaign beyond the eastern frontier, annexing the Kingdom of Osroene as a new province.

After consolidating his rule over the western provinces, Severus waged another brief, more successful war in the east against the Parthian Empire, sacking their capital Ctesiphon in 197 and expanding the eastern frontier to the Tigris. He then enlarged and fortified the Limes Arabicus in Arabia Petraea. In 202 he campaigned in Africa and Mauretania against the Garamantes; capturing their capital Garama and expanding the Limes Tripolitanus along the southern desert frontier of the empire. In 208 he travelled to Britain, strengthening Hadrian's Wall and reoccupying the Antonine Wall. In the same year he invaded Caledonia (modern Scotland), but his ambitions were cut short when he fell fatally ill in late 210, dying in early 211 at Eboracum (York, England), and was succeeded by his sons Caracalla and Geta, thus founding the Severan dynasty. It was the last dynasty of the Roman empire before the Crisis of the Third Century.

In the context of this coin it is interesting to note, that, due to huge military expenses, upon his accession Severus decreased the silver purity of the denarius from 81.5% to 78.5%, although the silver weight actually increased, rising from 2.40 grams to 2.46 grams. Nevertheless, the following year he debased the denarius again because of rising military expenditures. The silver purity decreased from 78.5% to 64.5% – the silver weight dropping from 2.46 grams to 1.98 grams. In 196 he reduced the purity and silver weight of the denarius again, to 54% and 1.82 grams respectively [corresponds to this issue]. Severus' currency debasement was the largest since the reign of Nero.
Yurii PJan 03, 2019
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EB0218.1 Athena / Eagle2 viewsApameia, PHRYGIA, AE 25, 133-48 BC. Magistrates Phainippos and Drakontos.
Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust of Athena right.
Reverse: [AΠAMEΩN] ΦAINIΠΠOY ΔΡAKONTOΣ, Eagle alighting right on maeander pattern between the caps of the Dioskuri. Star in upper centre.
References: SG 5120; BMC 97-102; Hunter 8-9; SNG Cop 167; SNG Tuebingen 3960; SNG Munich 116.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 8.639g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0217 Zeus / Statue of Artemis1 viewsApameia, PHRYGIA, AE 20, 133-48 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: AΠAME AΛEXAN AΠTEMI, cult statue of Artemis Anaďtis standing facing.
References: SG 5121; SNG Cop 170; BMC 33ff.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 6.412g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0216 Herakles / Legend1 viewsErythrai, IONIA, AE 15, 300-200 BC.
Obverse: Young Herakles head right, clad in lion skin head-dress.
Reverse: EΡY / AYTONO / MOΣ / AYTONO / MOY in five lines [within wreath].
References: Cf. SG 4441; BMC 112.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.404g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0215 Athena / Nike1 viewsPergamon, MYSIA, AE 23, Unknown Magistrate, 2nd-1st Century BC.
Obverse: [magistrate?] below helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: ΠEΡΓAMHNΩN, Nike walking right, holding wreath and palm branch.
References: Cf. SNG von Aulock 1378-1379; SNG Cop 363-364; Sear SG 3975; BMC 140.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 9.622g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0215.2 Athena / Trophy0 viewsPergamon, MYSIA, AE 20, After 133 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Trophy, ΩΠΠE monogram at lower right.
References: SNG Cop 393; SNG France 1875.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 6.3g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0215.1 Asklepios / Eagle0 viewsPergamon, MYSIA, AE 20, Circa 200-133 BC.
Obverse: Head of Asklepios right.
Reverse: Eagle standing on thunderbolt.
References: SNG Cop 379.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 8.174g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0214 Athena / Serpent1 viewsPergamon (Kingdom), MYSIA, AE 15, 159-138 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: [ΦI]ΛETAIΡ[OY], coiled serpent, head raised right. M in left field.
References: SG 7228; BMC 78.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 3.694g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0213 Apollo / Amphora0 viewsMyrina, AEOLIS, AE 16, 190-100 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: MY-ΡA, decorated amphora; lyre right.
References: SG 4220; SNG Cop 225; SNG von Aulock 1666.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 4.477g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0212 Eagle / Vase1 viewsKyme, AEOLIS, AE 14, 350-250 BC.
Obverse: AΡIΣT-ANΔΡOΣ, Eagle standing right.
Reverse: K-Y, one-handled vase (or cup).
References: SG 4186-7; BMC 16-20; SNG von Aulock 1625; SNG Newcastle SNGuk_1301_0449.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 1.978g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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EB0211 Zeus / Eagle1 viewsSinope, PAPHLAGONIA, AE 20, 95-70 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Reverse: ΣINΩΠHΣ, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, head right, wings spread. EA monogram in left field, star in right field.
References: Sear SG 3711; SNG BM 1543-1544; RecGen 59c; BMC 38-39.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 7.084g.
EBJan 03, 2019
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H-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-215, CNH I.-179, U-165, AR-Denarius, #0154 viewsH-248 András II., (Andreas II.), King of Hungary, (1205-1235 A.D.), H-215, CNH I.-179, U-165, AR-Denarius, #01
avers: Trellised rectangle between two columns, patriarchal cross between two circles, amongst six dots between the columns, the border of dots.
reverse: Patriarchal cross, between two circles, amongst six dots, line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0 mm, weight: 0,84 g, axis: 2h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-215, CNH I.-179, Unger-165,
Q-001
3 commentsquadransJan 03, 2019
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Mithradates II (123-88 B.C.)12 viewsAR Drachm 3.88g (PDC 39564)
Mint: Rhagae
Obv: long-bearded bust left wearing tiara (T28vii) with eight-point star; griffin-ended torque; circular border of pellets
Rev: beardless archer wearing bashlyk and cloak seated right on throne, holding bow in right hand; no border; five-line Greek inscription = ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΝ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ

Weight : 3.88 g.
Size : 21 mm.
1 commentsBritanikusJan 03, 2019
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Hadrian Denarius Salus9 viewsHADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right / SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, holding patera, feeding serpent rising from altar to right. RIC 267 RSC 1334.

3.14gm.
1 commentsBritanikusJan 03, 2019
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