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076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Rome, RIC IV-III 226, AR-Antoninianus, AETERNIT IMPER, Sol advancing left, Scarce! #2076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), Rome, RIC IV-III 226, AR-Antoninianus, AETERNIT IMPER, Sol advancing left, Scarce! #2
avers: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: AETERNIT IMPER, Sol advancing left, holding a whip and raising right hand.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5-22,5 mm, weight: 3,90 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 246-47 A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-III 226, RSC 6, Sear 2663, Scarce!
Q-002
Note: RIC questions whether this coin is from Antioch or if it is a hybrid from his father.
quadransAug 01, 2021
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084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-III 184, AR-Antoninianus, SALVS AVG G, Salus standing right, #1084 Volusian (251-253 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-III 184, AR-Antoninianus, SALVS AVG G, Salus standing right, #1
avers: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: SALVS AVG G, Salus standing right, feeding snake from patera.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-22,0 mm, weight: 4,69 g, axis: 6h, Very Rare!
mint: Rome, date: 251-253 A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-III 184, RSC 118; Sear 9769,
Q-001
quadransAug 01, 2021
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.) SRCV 10336, RIC V-S 653 var. (exergue): Göbl 1651f, Van Meter 236SRCV 10336, RIC V-S 653 var. (exergue), Göbl 1651f, Van Meter 236

BI Antoninianus, 3.74 g., 20.93 mm. max., 180°

Antioch mint, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.) in 265 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Mercury standing facing, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, head left, purse in right hand, caduceus in left.

RIC Rarity C (for var.), Van Meter VB1
StkpAug 01, 2021
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.): SRCV 10212, RIC V-S 607, Göbl 1667i, Van Meter 69SRCV 10212, RIC V-S 607, Göbl 1667i, Van Meter 69

BI Antoninianus, 3.57 g., 22.46 mm. max., 0°

Antioch mint, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.) in 267 A.D.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev: Mercury standing left, wearing chlamys only, small wings atop head, holding caduceus behind in left arm and purse in front at waist level in right hand; PXV (= TR P XV) in exergue.

RIC Rarity C, Van Meter VB1
StkpAug 01, 2021
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Emesa, RIC IV-I 398, AR-Denarius, LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, #1049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Emesa, RIC IV-I 398, AR-Denarius, LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, #1
avers: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate bust right.
reverse: LIBE R AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopia in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,4-16,8mm, weight: 2,98g, axis: 5h ,
mint: Emesa, date: 194-95 A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I 398, RSC 179a,
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quadransAug 01, 2021
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Emesa, RIC IV-I 377.1, AR-Denarius, FORTVN REDVC, Fortuna with modius on head, #1049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Emesa, RIC IV-I 377.1, AR-Denarius, FORTVN REDVC, Fortuna with modius on head, #1
avers: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate bust right.
reverse: FORTV N REDVC, Fortuna with modius on head, standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,15g, axis: 0h ,
mint: Emesa, date: 194-95 A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I 377.1, RSC 174a,
Q-001
quadransAug 01, 2021
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-I 120c, AR-Denarius, VICT AVG G COS II P P, Victory advancing left, #6049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-I 120c, AR-Denarius, VICT AVG G COS II P P, Victory advancing left, #6
avers: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, Laureate bust right.
reverse: VICT AVG G C OS II P P, Victory, winged, draped, advancing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm sloped over the left shoulder in the left hand.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0mm, weight: 2,78g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I 120c, p-, RSC 694,
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quadransAug 01, 2021
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132 - Probus - RIC -Antonianus
Obv:–IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PIAETAS AVG, Pietas standing left by altar, holding patera and box of perfumes
Minted in Lugdunum (_ | retrograde C) Emission 9. Officina 2. January – August 282 A.D.
Reference(s) – Cohen 436. Bastien 418 (1).RIC - Bust type F (Unlisted obverse legend, after RIC 120)

3.61g. 23.07mm. 180 degrees
maridvnvmAug 01, 2021
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-I 097, AR-Denarius, HERCVLI DEFENS, Hercules standing right, #1049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-I 097, AR-Denarius, HERCVLI DEFENS, Hercules standing right, #1
avers: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, Laureate bust right.
reverse: HERCVLI DEFENS, Hercules standing right, holding club on ground in right hand, bow in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-18,0mm, weight: 3,69g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 197 A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I 097, p-, RSC 212,
Q-001
quadransAug 01, 2021
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-I 079, AR-Denarius, HERCVLI DEFENS, Hercules standing right, #1049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-I 079, AR-Denarius, HERCVLI DEFENS, Hercules standing right, #1
avers: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate bust right.
reverse: HERCVLI DEFENS, Hercules standing right, holding club on ground in right hand, bow in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 15,5-16,9mm, weight: 3,06g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 196 A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I 079, p-, RSC 210,
Q-001
quadransAug 01, 2021
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56b. Henry VI.Groat, 2'nd (Restored) Reign, Oct. 1470 - Apr. 1471. London mint.
Obverse: +HENBICV DI GBA BEX ANGL Z FBANC / Crowned bust facing.
Reverse: +POSVI DEVM ADIVTOBE MEVM CIVITAS LONDON / Long cross with three pellets in each angle.
Mint Marks: Cross pattee (6) on obverse; Restoration Cross (13) on reverse.
2.84 gm., 26 mm.
North #1617; Seaby #2082.

Classification: - On many coins of this reign the R looks like a B.
- Many coins of this reign are missing the S at the end of the king's name.
- The mint marks also identify it as coming from Henry's 2'nd (restored) reign.

1 commentsCallimachusAug 01, 2021
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 80Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.49g, 16.97mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, 196-197 CE, RIC IVa 80. Cohen 216.

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

R: INDULGENTIA AVG, Indulgentia seated left, holding patera and sceptre.

27 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.96.

Ex-Marc Breitsprecher #43219
Ron C2Jul 31, 2021
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 308Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.56g, 18.91mm, 0 degrees, Rome mint, 208 CE, RIC IVa 308. Cohen 791.

O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.

R: VOTA SUSCEPTA XX, Severus, veiled, standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar.

140 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.104.

Ex-Marc Breitsprecher #43541, Ex-Dan Brown Rare Coins Denver, CO.
2 commentsRon C2Jul 31, 2021
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Poland, Sigismund III. (Vasa), (1587-1632 AD) King of Poland, Krakow, VI AR-Gross, 1627, Gumowski 1168, #1Poland, Sigismund III. (Vasa), (1587-1632 AD) King of Poland, Krakow, VI AR-Gross, 1627, Gumowski 1168, #1
avers: SIGIS:III:D:G• Polkozic Shield •REX•POL•M:D:L, Bust of Sigismund III. In the rim, an inscription is divided at the top with a crown,
and at the bottom with a shield with the coat of arms of Polkozic.
reverse: GROS•ARGE•SFX•REG•POL•1627, The legends of an inscription divided at the top with a crown. Under the crown, the number VI. Below, there are shields with the coats of arms of Poland and Lithuania.
Below them is a shield with the coat of arms of Vazov.
diameter: 24,9-25,5mm, weight: 3,76g, axis: 4h,
mint mark: Polkozic, mint: Krakow, date: 1627 A.D.,
ref: Gumowski 1168, Kurp. 1471,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJul 31, 2021
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Iberia. Indigets. Emporia Æ ASIberia. Indigets. Emporia Æ AS...27.88mm/10.05grams..27-25 BC..
Obverse:Head of the goddess Pallas Athena wearing a Corinthian helmet with the visor raised and a large plume.
Reverse: Pegasos flying right, laurel crown above rump; EMPO below.
Villaronga, ACIP 1098 - R6
Ex Archer M Huntington Collection (HSA 1001.1.10234).
Paul R3Jul 31, 2021
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Brockage, Incuse, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Laodicea ad Mare, RIC IV-I -, AR-Denarius, #1Brockage, Incuse, 049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Laodicea ad Mare, RIC IV-I -, AR-Denarius, #1
avers: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG (IMP VIII), Laureate bust right.
reverse: Brockage, Incuse,
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,9-17,2mm, weight: 2,71g, axis: -h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare, , date: ? A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I -, p-, RSC -, BMC -, Sear -
Q-001
quadransJul 31, 2021
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Laodicea ad Mare, RIC IV-I -, AR-Denarius, Brockage, Incuse, #1049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Laodicea ad Mare, RIC IV-I -, AR-Denarius, Brockage, Incuse, #1
avers: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG (IMP VIII), Laureate bust right.
reverse: Brockage, Incuse,
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,9-17,2mm, weight: 2,71g, axis: -h,
mint: Laodicea ad Mare, , date: ? A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I -, p-, RSC -, BMC -, Sear -
Q-001
quadransJul 31, 2021
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Denarius OBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG VIII, eagle between standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
2.96g, 18.1mm
RSC 27; Sear 1479v; Craw 544/21; Sys 1225
Ex Agora; Ex Tom Mullally
LegatusJul 31, 2021
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THE DUROTRIGES
The Durotriges were one of the Celtic tribes living in Britain prior to the Roman invasion. They were one of the groups that issued coinage before the Roman conquest. Their coins were abstract and simple and had no inscriptions, so no names of any issuers or rulers are known. Nevertheless, the Durotriges presented a settled society, based in the farming of lands surrounded by hill forts, the majority of which seem to have gone out of use by 100 BC, long before the arrival of the Romans in 43 or 44 AD. Constructed initially around 600 BC, the Durotriges ultimately occupied the largest hill fort in Britain, Maiden Castle, which encloses some 19 hectares (47 acres). Around 100 BC though, for some reason habitation at the hill fort went into decline and became concentrated at the eastern end of the site. Maiden Castle appears to have been abandoned after the Roman conquest of Britain although the Romans later built a small temple on the site.
The tribe lived in an area centred on Dorset, south Wiltshire, south Somerset and Devon east of the River Axe. Their territory was bordered to the west by the Dumnonii; and to the north east by the Belgae. The area controlled by the Durotriges is identified in part by coin finds, few Durotrigan coins are found in the south eastern tribal areas, so it would seem that they were not acceptable there. However a recent coin hoard found on the Isle of Wight would seem to indicate that the Durotriges might have had some influence at least over the western half of the island.
The Durotriges' main outlet for trade across the Channel, strong in the first half of the 1st century BC before drying up in the decades prior to the arrival of the Romans, was at Hengistbury Head. The numismatic evidence is indicative of progressive debasing of the coinage suggesting economic difficulties in conjunction with their declining trade.
*AlexJul 31, 2021
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The Kingdom of Edessa, Mesopotamia, The Syriac Aramaic Abgar VIII with Septimius Severus, 197 - 212 A.D.Bronze AE 22, cf. BMC Arabia p. 94, 14 ff., SNG Cop 196 ff., SNG Hunterian II 2511 ff. (referenced specimens vary in legend details), VF, light earthen deposits, highest points not fully struck, light marks, slightest porosity, Mesopotamia, Edessa (Urfa, Sanliurfa, Turkey) mint, weight 6.462g, maximum diameter 21.9mm, die axis 180o, 197 - 212 A.D.; obverse AΛTOKPA CCOΛHP (blundered, A perhaps not fully struck, Λ's are upside down V's, second C should be an E), laureate head right; reverse ABΓPOC BA-CIΛE, draped bust of Abgar right, bearded, wearing a diademed tiara, holding scepter before,

Abgar VIII, also known as Abgar the Great, is remembered for his reputed conversion to Christianity in about 200 A.D. His son Abgar IX Severus, who succeeded him in 212, was summoned with his son to Rome in 213 and murdered at the orders of Caracalla. A year later, Caracalla incorporated the kingdom into the empire as a Roman province.

FORVM Ancient Coins / The Sam Mansourati Collection.
1 commentsSamJul 31, 2021
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-I 120c, AR-Denarius, VICT AVG G COS II P P, Victory advancing left, #5049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-I 120c, AR-Denarius, VICT AVG G COS II P P, Victory advancing left, #5
avers: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP X, Laureate bust right.
reverse: VICT AVG G C OS II P P, Victory, winged, draped, advancing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm sloped over the left shoulder in the left hand.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,23g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I 120c, p-, RSC 694,
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quadransJul 31, 2021
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-I 288, AR-Denarius, RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Roma seated left, #1049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Rome, RIC IV-I 288, AR-Denarius, RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Roma seated left, #1
avers: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right.
reverse: RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Roma seated left, holding palladium, and spear, round shield below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,9-20,0mm, weight: 3,10g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 202-210 A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I 288, p-, RSC 606, BMC 359, Sear 6358,
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quadransJul 31, 2021
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France (feudal): Duchy of Burgundy; Hugues/Hugh III (1162-1192) and Hugues/Hugh IV (1218-1272)Boudeau 1211; Poey d’Avant 5677 var., plate XXXI No. 12; Roberts 4533-34 var.

AR denier; Dijon mint; .89 g., 17.75 mm. max., 270°

Obv: + VGO D[V]X BVRG:DIE (three vertical pellets between G and D), pellet above two billettes, annulet below.

Rev: + DIVIONENSIS (=Dijon) (first S retrograde), cross.
1 commentsStkpJul 31, 2021
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Vespasian-RIC-1218AÆ Dupondius, 8.76g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: PAX AVG; S C in field; Pax stg. l., leaning on column, with caduceus and branch
RIC 1218A (R3). BMC -. BNC -.
Acquired from Aegean Numismatics, July 2021.

In 77-78 Lugdunum (modern Lyon) after a hiatus of several years struck a decently sized issue of bronze coinage, presumably to address a shortage in the Western provinces. The Pax leaning on column type was fleetingly struck on the dupondius for the issue. One unique laureate specimen is cited by RIC (#1219) and the unpublished Addenda & Corrigenda cites one unique radiate example (#1218A, a double die match). This dupondius is the second known radiate specimen and a die match with coin cited in the A&C. The reverse is likely based on a well known cult image of Pax.
David AthertonJul 31, 2021
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Gordianus III., Concordia, SestertiusDate: AD 240, Rome
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: CONCORDIA MILIT -SC
Concordia seated left with patera & double-cornucopiae
RIC 288a
∅ 27-30mm, 20,7g
LaurentiusJul 31, 2021
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017 Galba (68-69 A.D.), Rome, RIC I 0224, AR-Denarius, DIVA AVGVSTA, Livia, draped, standing left, Rare! #1017 Galba (68-69 A.D.), Rome, RIC I 0224, AR-Denarius, DIVA AVGVSTA, Livia, draped, standing left, Rare! #1
avers: IMP•SER•GALBA•CAESAR•AVG•P M•, Laureate head right.
reverse: DIVA AVGVSTA, Livia, draped, standing left, holding patera in right and scepter in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: 3,11g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 68-69 A.D.,
ref: RIC I 0224, RSC 58, BMC 12, Sear 2102,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJul 31, 2021
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Gordianus III., Fortuna, AntoninianusDate: AD 243-244, Rome
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
radiate, draped bust right
Rev: FORT REDVX
Fortuna seated left with rudder and cornucopiae,
wheel beneath
RIC 143, C. 97, K. 72.14
∅21-24mm, 4,60g
LaurentiusJul 31, 2021
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048 Clodius Albinus (193-196 A.D. Caesar, 195-196 A.D. Augustus ), Rome, RIC IV-I 002, AR-Denarius, COS II, Aesculapius standing left, Rare! #1048 Clodius Albinus (193-196 A.D. Caesar, 195-196 A.D. Augustus ), Rome, RIC IV-I 002, AR-Denarius, COS II, Aesculapius standing left, Rare! #1
avers: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, Bare head right.
reverse: COS II, Aesculapius standing left, naked to the waist, feeding serpent climbing up staff.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,8mm, weight: 3,24g, axis: 5h ,
mint: Rome, date: 195 A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-I 2, p-44, RSC 9, BMC 88, Sear 6140,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJul 31, 2021
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S.979 SiefredViking penny in the name of Siefred ca. 895-900
Moneyer: unknown
Mint: York
S.979
O: +SIEFREDVS REX
R: +EB IAI CEC IVI

Ex- Wolfshead Gallery, DNW 25 Apr 2018 (lot 253), M.Lessen, Spink, Glendining 4-6 Jul 1939 (lot 305), G.Drabble
St. George CollectionJul 31, 2021
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S.812 Anglo-Saxon sceatSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Series Q/R mule
S.812
Abramson 67-25
O: Bird right with pellets
R: Standard with saltire center

Ex- Wolfshead Gallery, Spink auction 21000 (lot 282), T.Abramson, K.Chapman, EMC 2003.0153
St. George CollectionJul 31, 2021
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Moesia Inferior, Kallatis. Julia Domna Æ24 Triassaria. DemeterObv: Draped bust right.
Rev: KAΛΛAT-IANΩN, veiled and draped bust of Demeter right; to right, Γ above grain ears.
ancientoneJul 30, 2021
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Pius? Coela? Ae20ancientoneJul 30, 2021
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076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 267a, Rome, AE-Sestertius, LIBERALITAS AVG G III, Philip I, and Philip II seated left on curule chairs, Rare! #1076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 267a, Rome, AE-Sestertius, LIBERALITAS AVG G III, Philip I, and Philip II seated left on curule chairs, Rare! #1
avers: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: LIBERALITAS AVG G III, Philip II and Philip I seated left on curule chairs, extending hands, Philip I also holding a sword.
exergue: -/-//SC, diameter: 27,0-28,0 mm, weight: 19,45g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 247-249 A.D.,
ref: RIC IV-III 267a, Pink III, pg. 34, Banti 1, Hunter 29, Cohen 18,
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quadransJul 29, 2021
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² 0887, RIC II(1962) 578, Rome, AE-Dupondius, FELICITAS PVBLICA, S-C, Felicitas standing left, #2020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² 0887, RIC II(1962) 578, Rome, AE-Dupondius, FELICITAS PVBLICA, S-C, Felicitas standing left, #2
avers: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M T P COS VII, Radiate head right.
reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA, S C across fields; Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 25,3-26,5mm, weight: 12,62g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 76 A.D.,
ref: RIC² 0887, RIC II(1962) 578, C-155,
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2 commentsquadransJul 29, 2021
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050 Leopoldus I., (Leopoldus I. of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1657-1705 A.D.), H 1499, U 1104a, 1698 AR-Duarius, Körmöcbánya, #01050 Leopoldus I., (Leopoldus I. of Habsburg), King of Hungary, (1657-1705 A.D.), H 1499, U 1104a, 1698 AR-Duarius, Körmöcbánya, #01
avers: + LEOP•D•G•R•I•S•A•G•H•B•REX, Crowned Hungarian shield, mint-mark (K-B) on each side, border of dots, with the inner circle.
reverse: Madonna seated facing on crescent, holding infant Jesus in her left, P - H (Patrona - Hungariae) on each side, DUARIVS/1698 (date) below, border of dots.
diameter: 15mm, weight: 0,65g, axis: 0h,
mint: Hungary, mint mark: K/B//--, P/H//DVARIVS/1698, Körmöcbánya (Kremnitz, today Slovakia: Kremnica),
date: 1698 A.D.,
ref: Huszár 1499, Unger 1104a,
Q-001
quadransJul 29, 2021
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003b - Iulia Maesa - Denar - RIC IV/ II [Elagabalus] / 272A) IVLIA MAESA AVG
Draped bust right
R) SAECVLI FELICITAS
Felicitas standing left, sacrificing out of patera over a lightend altar, holding long caduceus
Field: Star on the left side

Weight: 2,7g Size: 20mm
Reference: RIC IV/II[Elagabalus]272

Annotation:
Iulia Maesa was the mother of Iulia Soaemias and Iulia Mamaea,
and so she was the grandmother of the emperor Elagabalus
Gerhard MJul 29, 2021
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LUCILADenario Lucila 161-169 AC

Ceca: Roma
Peso: 3,48 gr.
Diam: 18,8 mm

RIC 758 (u. Marco Aurelio)
Comun

Ex Kunker 2016 Good very fine / Extremely fine

Anverso: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F
Reverso: CONCORDIA
Jose Vicente AJul 29, 2021
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ROMAN EMPIRE / EMPEROR Maximinus I /GOD OF MEDICINE Asclepius Ancients Roman Provincial , EGYPT. Alexandria. Maximinus I (AD 235-238). BI tetradrachm (23mm, 11.68 gm, 12h). Choice VF. Dated Regnal Year 3 (AD 236/7). AVTO MAΞIMINOC EVC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximinus I right, seen from behind / Laureate, draped bust of GOD OF MEDICINE Aesculapius right, snake staff in left hand; L Γ (date) in left field. Emmett 3272.

The Sam Mansourati Collection./The Amsterdam Collection .
SamJul 29, 2021
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Domitian RIC-663AR Denarius, 3.50g
Rome mint, 88-89 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XVIII COS XIIII CENS P P P; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield (M1)
RIC 663 (R2). BMC -. RSC 248. BNC 143.
Ex Papillon 7, 10 July 2021, lot 749.

A very rare denarius which records Domitian's 18th imperial acclamation, most likely struck in late 88. Imperial acclamations were coming fast and furious during the 88-89 time period, which is the primary means of differentiating the many various issues since Domitian did not take the consulship in 89. He was campaigning against the Dacians in 88 and presumably that is the likely explanation of the rapid succession of imperial acclamations during the time period. The denarii recording his 18th imperial acclamation are some of the rarest and were probably struck for just a few days. A military diploma dated 7 November, 88 records Domitian as IMP XVII, therefore this tiny issue must have been struck soon after that date at the end of 88 and/or very early in 89. RIC speculates mid December 88.
1 commentsDavid AthertonJul 29, 2021
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RIC 0258 (Titus)Orichalcum sestertius, Rome mint, weight (34.6mm, 24.300g, die axis 180o),
Struck under Titus, 80 - 81 A.D.;
Obverse DIVO / AVG / VESPAS in three lines, S P Q R (Senatus Populusque Romanus - the Senate and the Roman people) in exergue, statue of Vespasian seated in an ornate quadriga of elephants right, each elephant with its own mahout, statue holds a scepter in right hand, Victory in left hand;
Rev: IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII, legend around large S C (Senatus Consulto);
RIC 258; BMCRE II 223.
Ex Numismatik Naumann auction 88 (5 Apr 2020), lot 1088 (part of); rare;
Purchased from Forum Ancient coins June 5, 2021

This coin features a statue of Vespasian in a quadriga of elephants. This is a divus type. That is, it was struck by Titus to commemorate the deification of Vespasian. However interesting this may be, the obvious feature commanding attention is the quadriga of Elephants. Elephant appeared on many different Roman coin over hundreds of years.

As is normal with Flavian coins, this coin was misattributed. In hand, one can see VESPAS on the obverse of the coin. That means that this coin must be RIC 258 instead of RIC 257. I was very lucky to be the one to buy this coin because it is a very sought after type. I mean, really, who does not like elephants on a Roman coin?
orfewJul 29, 2021
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RIC 0957 (Vespasian)Domitian as Caesar AR Denarius. Rome 77-78 CE
Obv: Laureate head right; CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Rev: Horseman galloping right; COS V in exergue
RIC 957 (Vespasian); BMC 234 (Vespasian); RSC 49
Purchased from Soler y Llach. Subasta Numismatica, Collecion Scipio, Primera Parte June 30, 2021 Lot 518.

As a general rule I have been trying to grab the rare Domitian denarii before getting the easier and more common issues. However, as soon as I saw this one I thought it was very special. While it also has a great reverse image, it is the portrait that shines on this coin. So many of the portraits for Domitian as Caesar are strange, non-artistic, or just plain ugly. This one is exceptional. Many denarii of Domitian appear to be beardless because of normal wear. On this coin, the beard can be seen under the chin.

While I am used to seeing amazing portraiture of Domitian between the years 84-88 CE, so many of these earlier denarii are are best unattractive, and at worst are extremely ugly. The expressive portrait on my coin shows the hand of a very talented engraver. I would very much like to pick up more pieces by this artist. Even the reverse shows evidence of true artistic talent. This image is so often pedestrian on this type. However, here, the figure and horse show much energy and vitality.

I have many excellent portraits of Domitian, but I believe that this one will be a favourite for many years to come.While the denarii of 85-88 are beautiful they also show a sanitized image of the emperor. However, on this coin looks like a real human character. Even the typical Flavian nose is rendered here as an asset and not a detriment. Now that takes a very skilled engraver indeed.
1 commentsorfewJul 29, 2021
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BCC GR18 Gabala-Syria Autonomous Civic IssueAutonomous Civic Issue
Gabala-Syria
1st Century BCE
Obv:Bearded head to right (Poseidon?)
Rev:ΓΑΒΑΛΕΩΝ Crab holding crescent
in raised claws. Black patina.
AE 15x16mm. approx. 4.0g Axis:0
Possible references: SNG München 826
or Mionnet, V, 233, 624.
Surface find Caesarea Maritima, 1976
v-dromeJul 29, 2021
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RIC 0005Titus AR Denarius. Rome. 79 CE after July 1.
(18mm 3.19g)
Obv: Head laureate right; IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
Rev: Capricorn left, globe below; TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII
RIC 5; BMC P. 224 note; RSC 280a
Purchased from CGB (cgbfr.com) July 1, 2021

The rarity ratings from RIC (2007) are not always accurate. This coin is an example of that. While rated as common, this one was the first I had seen for 5 years! Needless to say I bought it as soon as I saw it.

The Capricorn on the reverse was also used by Vespasian and was on the Titus as Caesar issues struck by Vespasian. The Capricorn was used by Augustus on his denarii decades earlier. Vespasian and Titus both used throwback reverses on their coinage. These homages to earlier issues served a propagandistic purpose. These coins connected the rule of the Flavian emperors to the glory days of Rome as represented by the reign of Augustus. In essence, the message was "Happy days are here again". In the case of this particular reverse, the Flavians knew that Augusutus was a very popular ruler, and they want that association.

What makes this coin both early and rare is the use of COS VII instead of the later and more common COS VII PP. In fact, this coin is the only denarius rated as common in the first 2 groups presented in RIC. If you want one of these watch out for dealer attribution errors. I have seen these early denarii misattributed as COS VII PP when the actual legend was COS VII. These coins are difficult to find with complete reverse legends.

The other reasons I wanted the coin include the excellent portrait of Titus looking very much like his father, and Capricorn reverse are just very cool and interesting.
orfewJul 29, 2021
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Lycian League, Tlos. Æ11 Unit. Circa 100 BC.Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev: ΛYKIΩN / Bow and quiver within incuse square, T-Λ across fields.
ancientoneJul 28, 2021
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003b - Iulia Maesa - Denar - RIC IV/ II [Elagabalus] / 271A) IVLIA MAESA AVG
Draped bust right
R) SAECVLI FELICITAS
Felicitas standing left, sacrificing out of patera over a lightend altar, holding long caduceus
Field: Star on the right side

Weight: 2,7g Size: 20mm
Reference: RIC IV/II[Elagabalus]271

Annotation:
Iulia Maesa was the mother of Iulia Soaemias and Iulia Mamaea,
and so she was the grandmother of the emperor Elagabalus
Gerhard MJul 28, 2021
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003b - Iulia Maesa - Denar - RIC IV/ II [Elagabalus] / 268A) IVLIA MAESA AVG
Draped bust right
R) PVDICITIA
Pudicitita sitting left, holding sceptre and lifting vail

Weight: 3,4g; Size: 21mm
Reference: RIC IV/II[Elagabalus]268

Annotation:
Some deposits on the Avers

Iulia Maesa was the mother of Iulia Soaemias and Iulia Mamaea,
and so she was the grandmother of the emperor Elagabalus
Gerhard MJul 28, 2021
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 290-281 BC. AR Nomos20 mm, 7.96 g, 3 h
Phi..., Ar... and Philis... Nude rider on horse prancing to right, holding round shield and two lances with his left hand and striking downwards with a spear held in his upraised right; below, ΦI; to right, AP monogram.
Rev. [ΤΑΡΑΣ] Phalanthos seated astride dolphin to left, holding a spindle over his left shoulder with his left hand and resting his right on the dolphin's back; in field to left, ΦIΛIΣ; behind, eagle standing to left; below, waves.
Vlasto 566 | Evans V. type A3 | SNG.Paris 1838 |
Fischer-Bossert 1049c McClean 603 | SNG.Copenhagen 840 |
SNG.Tübingen- | HGC.800 SNG. Delepierre- | SNG.München- |
SNG.Paris 1837 | Jameson 146var. Historia Numorum, Italy 933
Minor traces of oxidation on the obverse,
but reverse of great elegance and beauty.
vf-/xf-
LeoJul 28, 2021
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RIC 0845Domitian, with Domitia (81-96).
AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm of uncertain mint (Ephesos or possibly struck in Rome for export and usage in Asia).
(10.5 g)
Obv: Laureate bust of Domitian right; IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG PM COS VIII
Rev: Draped bust of Domitia right; DOMITIA AVGVSTA
RIC 845; RPC II 866; RSC 2.
Spink USA 370 - The Numismatic Collector's Series e-Auction Lot 18 July 14, 2021

This is my first coin that includes Domitian's wife Domitia. Sources such as Suetonius implicate Domitia in the assassination of her husband. One must remember that Suetonius was trading in gossip for some of his assertions. The hatred of the senate towards Domitian was well knownI am glad that I was able to own one at all. and I would not have put it past these individuals to have attempted the virtual assassination of Domitian after his death. Hated is one thing but hated so much that you wife kills you? Well that is something else entirely.

As for this coin, it is obviously a well worn example. That is okay by me. The fact that the condition is below par allowed me to purchase it. In better condition, Cistohophori such as this demand very high prices. Still I think there are positive points that should be mentioned. First it is a nice substantial hunk of silver. I also like the portrait of Domitian. The style is quite nice and I like that his full name is spelled out. Of course, another reason I like the coin is that I now have a coin of Domitia! She is an important character in the life of Domitian and should be referenced in any collection focussed on Domitian.
1 commentsorfewJul 28, 2021
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Antonivs ProttiJul 28, 2021
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Postumus Antoninianus RIC Vb 54Postumus AR (billon) Antoninianus

2.96g, 20.3mm, 0 degrees, Lugdunum mint, 260 CE, RIC Vb 54. Cohen 243.

O: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, bust, radiate, draped and cuirassed, right.

R: P M TR P COS II P P, Emperor in military attire standing left, holding globe and spear.

Ex-Jetons Canada
Ron C2Jul 27, 2021
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003b - Iulia Maesa - Antoninian - RIC IV/ II [Elagabalus] / 264A) IVLIA MAESA AVG
Diademed and draped bust right on crescent
R) PIETAS AVG
Pietas standing left, holding patera over altar and box of incense

Weight: 4,0g Size:21mm
Reference: RIC IV/II[Elagabalus]/264
Annotation:
Iulia Maesa was the mother of Iulia Soaemias and Iulia Mamaea,
and so she was the grandmother of the emperor Elagabalus
Gerhard MJul 27, 2021
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003a - Iulia Soaemias - Denar - RIC IV/ II [Elagabalus] / 243A) IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG
Draped bust right
R) VENVS CAELESTIS
Venus enthroned left, holding apple and sceptre, child at feet

Weight:2,7g Size: 18mm
Reference: RIC IV/II[Elagabalus]/243
Annotation:
Iulia Soaemias was the mother of the emperor Elagabalus and the aunt of Iulia Domna
Gerhard MJul 27, 2021
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Titus RIC-506Æ Quadrans, 3.29g
Eastern Mint (Thrace?), 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES DIVI VES F AVG; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IVLIA AVGVSTA; Julia std. l., with patera and sceptre
RIC 506 (R2). BMC -. BNC -. RPC p. 137.
Acquired from Praefectus Coins, July 2021.

An unidentified Eastern mint struck coins for Titus sometime between 80-81. The style, fabric, and unique obverse legends (DIVI VES F in this case) 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.

This extremely rare orichalcum quadrans featuring Titus's daughter teenage Julia Titi on the reverse is unique to this mint. It is also the only time both father and daughter appeared jointly on an imperial coin. Julia was granted the title Augusta sometime in 80 or 81 which may have prompted her presence on the coinage. Missing from both the BM and Paris collections and only referenced in RPC (p. 137) as possibly from Rome with no specimen in the plates. Attractive dark patina with golden highlights.
2 commentsDavid AthertonJul 27, 2021
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0437 (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR•POT•COS•II, Spes walking right, #1037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0437 (Ant.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR•POT•COS•II, Spes walking right, #1
avers: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F, Bare head right.
reverse: TR•POT•COS•II, Spes walking right, holding flower and hem of the robe.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,0-17,5mm, weight: 2,84g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 146-147 A.D.,
ref: RIC III. 437, (Ant.Pius), RSC 600,
Q-001
quadransJul 27, 2021
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 281-272 BC. AR Nomos23 mm, 6.50 g, 7 h
ΞΩ - AΠOΛΛΩ Warrior on horse galloping to left, holding shield decorated with star and two spears.
Rev. TAPAΣ Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding grape in his right hand and distaff in his left; above to right, ANΘ and grain ear.
HN Italy 1013. Vlasto 800. Very fine.
LeoJul 27, 2021
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 272-240 BC. AR Nomos20mm, 6.23g, 7h
Helmeted warrior on horseback r., holding lance and shield; I-HPAK/ΛHTOΣ in two lines below. R.
Phalanthos astride dolphin l., holding flower and cornucopia; monogram and thymiaterion to r.
Vlasto 890-2; HNItaly 1037.
Toned, Good VF
LeoJul 27, 2021
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 480-460 BC. AR Nomos18mm, 7.66 gm
TARAS (partial retrograde), Taras astride dolphin right, left hand outstretched; scallop shell below, dotted border.
Wheel with four spokes within linear circle, all within incuse circle.
HN Italy 833.
LeoJul 27, 2021
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157 Procopius (365-366 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 007,7, AE-3, REPARATIO FEL TEMP, -/•//SMHΓ, Procopius standing, R2!! #2157 Procopius (365-366 A.D.), Heraclea, RIC IX 007,7, AE-3, REPARATIO FEL TEMP, -/•//SMHΓ, Procopius standing, R2!! #2
avers: D N PROCOPIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped cuirassed bust left.
reverse: REPARATI O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing, facing, holding labarum, and resting a hand on shield. Dot down and Christogram up in the right field.
exergue: -/•//SMHΓ, diameter: 17,0-18,0mm, weight: 3,01g, axis: 11h,
mint: Heraclea,, date: 364-367A.D.,
ref: RIC IX 7,7, p-193, R2!!
Q-002
1 commentsquadransJul 26, 2021
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 502bSeptimius Severus AR denarius

2.89g, 19.0mm, 15 degrees, Laodicea mint, 198-202 CE, RIC IVa 502b. Cohen 78.

O: L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right.

R: CONCORDIAE MILITVM, Concordia standing left, holding standard in each hand.

6 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.94.

Ex-Ken Dorney No. 8028.
1 commentsRon C2Jul 26, 2021
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Lysimaque TetradrachmBrennosJul 26, 2021
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GORDIANVS IIIDenario Gordiano III. 240 AC

Ceca: Roma
Peso: 3,16
Diam: 21 mm

RIC 129a. Rare

Ex Nomosag 2015

Good very fine

Anv:IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Rev:SALVS AVGVSTI
Jose Vicente AJul 26, 2021
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MAXIMODenario Maximo as Caesar 235 AC

Ceca: Roma
Peso: 3,75 gr
Diam: 19,9 mm

RIC 3. Escasa

Ex Solidus 2019

Extremely fine

Anv:MAXIMVS CAESAR GERM
Rev:PRINC iVVVENTUTIS
1 commentsJose Vicente AJul 26, 2021
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SEVERVS ALEXANDERDenario Alejandro Severo 232 AC

Ceca: Roma
Peso: 3,15 gr
Diam: 19,5 mm

RIC 246 Comun

EX- Auctiones Gmbh 2017.

Extremely Fine

Anv:IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Rev:MARS VLTOR
Jose Vicente AJul 26, 2021
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JULIA MAESADenario Julia Maesa 218-224 AC

Mint: Roma
Peso: 2,87 gr.
Diam: 19 mm

RIC 266 (under Elagabalaus). Comun

Ex-Leu. numismatik 2017.

Extremely Fine

Anv: IVLIA MAESA AVG
Rev: PIE-TAS AVG
Jose Vicente AJul 26, 2021
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MARCO AURELIODenario Marco Aurelio 161-162 AC

Ceca: Roma
Peso: 3,13
Diam: 17 mm

RIC 50 Comun

EX- Savoca 2013.

Extremely fine

Anv: IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG
Rev: PROV DEOR TR P XV COS III
Jose Vicente AJul 26, 2021
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SEPTIMIO SEVERODenario Septimio Severo 198-202 AC

Ceca: Laodicea at mare
Peso: 3,58 gr
Diam: 18,8 mm

RIC 504. Escasa.

Ex Kunker -2018. Extremely fine

Anv: LSEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX
Rev: COS I I I P P
Jose Vicente AJul 26, 2021
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HADRIANODenario HADRIANo 131-138 AC

Ceca: Roma
Peso: 2,78 gr
Diam: 18 mm

RIC 245Aa. Comun

Condition: Extremely fine.

Anverso: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Bare head right.
Rev: FORTVNA AVG.
Fortuna standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.

Ex-Naumannn 64-2018

Jose Vicente AJul 26, 2021
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COMODODenario Comodo 180-181 AC

Ceca: Roma
Peso: 2,81 gr
Diam: 18,1 mm

RIC 17 Comun

Ex-apollo EEUU GVF+

Anv:M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG
Rev:TRP VI IMP IIII COS III PP
Jose Vicente AJul 26, 2021
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CARACALLADenario Caracalla 199-200 AC

Ceca: Roma
Peso:3,62 gr.
Diam: 19 mm

RIC 35 Escasa. EF

Estado excepcional

Ex-ibercoin 2021

Anv: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS
Rev: FELICITAS AVGG
Jose Vicente AJul 26, 2021
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Celtic, North-Carpathian Region, likely the Costoboci tribe. Imitating type of Philip II of MacedonCCCBM I 78–9; Göbl, OTA 326; Sammlung Lanz 666-8

AR tetradrachm, Schnabelpferd (beak horse) type; struck in the North-Carpathian region, likely by the Costoboci tribe in the second century B.C.; 8.29 g., 21.2 mm. max., 270°

Obv: Stylized head of Zeus facing right

Rev: Stylized horse facing left, the horseman has become a curvilinear line with pellets
StkpJul 25, 2021
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Brutus - denarius - Sear 1431Marcus Junius Brutus. Lentulus Spinther, moneyer.
Denarius, struck 42 BC. Military mint traveling with Brutus and Cassius, perhaps in Smyrna. 18 mm, 3,46 gr
Simpulum between sacrificial axe and knife, Jug and lituus, BRVTVS below /
Jug and lituus, LENTVLVS SPINT below
Sear 1431, Sear Imperators 198, Crawford 500/7.

This type shows BRTVTS, his cognomen. Sear concludes that perhaps this type is the earliest type struck in honour of the tyrannicide. Obverse and reverse show the symbols of the respective priestly colleges Brutus and Cornelius Lentulus Spinther belonged to respectively.
LimesJul 25, 2021
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Pescennius Niger - denarius - unpublishedPescennius Niger
Denarius, 18 mm, 2,14 gr. Caesarea (?) 193 - 194 AD
[IMP CA]ES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head to right / [V]IRTVTI AVG, Mars, nude, standing head to the right, helmeted, with shield over shoulder, holding spear and parazonium.

The position of the shield and the presence of the parazonium is what makes this coin likely unpublished (since I don't own all the references works on this planet, I'll have to take the word of the auctioneer for it). The importance is however not very significant. Because the coins of Pescennius Niger were likely struck in huge quantities and the fact that mint workers in Caesarea and Antioch had little to zero knowledge of Roman coinage or latin language, mistakes were easily made. Legends are full with errors (or, variations), deities are mixed up and attributes are wrongfully allocated.

Fact is, the figure on the reverse is male, nude, wears a helmet and carries a spear and shield, so it's most likely Mars. The parazonium makes for a nice feature.
LimesJul 25, 2021
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Roman Empire / Emperor Caracalla /Aesculapius God of Medicine , Silver Denarius.Obverse: Laureate head /Reverse: Aesculapius standing , holding serpent-entwined staff, globe on ground to right. 18 MM, 3.6 Gr.
References: RSC 302, RIC IV 251, BMC 103.

The Sam Mansourati Collection.
SamJul 25, 2021
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Gordian III Antoninianus RIC IVc 70Gordian III AR Antoninianus

4.62g, 21.1mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, 240 CE, RIC IVa 191F. Cohen 314.

O: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, bust, radiate, draped and cuirassed, right.

R: ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma, helmeted, in military dress, seated left on shield, holding victory and spear.

4 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.139.

Ex-Jetons Canada
Ron C2Jul 25, 2021
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Philip I Antoninianus RIC IVc 24CGordian III AR Antoninianus

2.95g, 22.3mm, 345 degrees, Rome mint, 249 CE, RIC IVa 24C. Cohen 193.

O: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, bust, radiate, draped and cuirassed, right.

R: SAECVLARES AVGG / COS III, low column inscribed COS III.

Ex-NumisCorner No.866488
Ron C2Jul 25, 2021
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Caracalla Denarius RIC IVa 191FCaracalla AR denarius (the divine Septimius)

2.40g, 18.2mm, 0 degrees, Rome mint, 211 CE, RIC IVa 191F. Cohen 89.

O: DIVO SEVERO PIO, head bare, right.

R: CONSECRATIO, Pyre, surmounted by quadriga.

8 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.94.

Ex-Praefectus Coins No. RDN2074.
Ron C2Jul 25, 2021
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Domitian RIC-446AR Denarius, 3.09g
Rome mint, 86 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XII COS XII CENS P P P; Minerva stg. r. on capital of rostral column, with spear and shield; to r., owl (M2)
RIC 446 (R2). BMC 96. RSC 204c. BNC -.
Ex Andrew Short Collection, purchased from Kölner, June 2021.

A very rare M2 type from the third issue of 86. This rare dating combination could not have been struck for very long after Domitian became TR P VI in mid September due to the the issue's extreme rarity, probably produced for just a few short weeks at the end of September. Imperial acclamations were awarded to Domitian at a fairly quick pace during 86 because of the Dacian campaign with many issues being struck rather briefly before news arrived of a new imperial salutation. The portrait is of an extremely fine style typical of Domitian's coinage during this time period. Hints of iridescent toning add to the piece's appeal.
4 commentsDavid AthertonJul 25, 2021
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2nd - 1st Century BC, IRON AGE BRITAIN, Cantii, AE Potin, Minted 100 - 30BCObverse: No legend. Crude outline of head facing right; pellet within circle in centre.
Reverse: No legend. Crude lines representing a bull facing left, crescents above.
Flat Linear type, Class 1
Found, Thames Valley region, England
Diameter: 17mm | Weight: 1.9gms | Axis: 3h
BMC: 667-714 | SPINK: 63

The Cantii produced the first coins to be actually made in Britain.


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3 comments*AlexJul 25, 2021
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 40Septimius Severus AR denarius

2.79g, 19.3mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, 194-195 CE, RIC IVa 40. Cohen 42.

O: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII, laureate head right.

R: APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre.

28 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.93.

Ex-Numis Corner No. 659972.
Ron C2Jul 25, 2021
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 14Septimius Severus AR denarius

2.66g, 16.9mm, 345 degrees, Rome mint, 194 CE, RIC IVa 14. Cohen 272.

O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right.

R: LEG XIIII GEM M V TR P COS, Legionary eagle between two standards.

LEG XIIII is Gemina, the twinned Fourteenth Legion.

18 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.97.

Ex-Herakles Numismatics.
1 commentsRon C2Jul 25, 2021
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 196Septimius Severus AR denarius

3.21g, 18.6mm, 180 degrees, Rome mint, 205 CE, RIC IVa 196. Cohen 469.

O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.

R: P M TR P XIII COS III P P, Jupiter, naked, standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre: at feet, left, eagle.

92 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.101.

Ex-Numismatik Zottl, Online auction 4, Lot 49, 26 June 2021.
1 commentsRon C2Jul 25, 2021
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 415Septimius Severus AR denarius

2.90g, 17.9mm, 0 degrees, Emesa mint, 194-195 CE, RIC IVa 415. Cohen 652.

O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right.

R: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Severus on horse pacing left, holding spear.

8 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.103.

Ex-Civitas Galleries Ltd No. AC83198.
1 commentsRon C2Jul 25, 2021
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Septimius Severus Denarius RIC IVa 207Septimius Severus AR denarius

2.71g, 19.3mm, 0 degrees, Rome mint, 207 CE, RIC IVa 207. Cohen 493.

O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.

R: P M TR P XV COS III P P, Africa, wearing elephant-skin head dress, standing right, holding out drapery with fruits in its fold, at feet, right, a lion.

53 examples in Reka Devnia, Mouchmov P.101.

Ex-Zuzim Inc. NY, NY.
Ron C2Jul 25, 2021
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003 - Elagabalus - AE25 - MARKIANOPOLIS - MOESIA INFERIORA) AVT KM AVPHΛ ANTΩNEINOC
Belorbeerte, Büste nach rechts

R) VΠ CEPΓ TITIANȣ MAPKIANOΠOΛ
Exergue: ITΩN
The letters OV of TITIANOV are alloyed and appear as ȣ )
Demeter wearing Peplos, standing left, holding in outstretched right hand ears of wheat and she supports herself with her left hand on a lighted torch

Weight: 7,4g Size: 25mm
References:
a) not listed at AMNG; (The avers is like AMNG I/1, 893
but AMG doesn´t know any Demeter Reverse struck under Titianus
b)not listed at Varbanov

This coin was struck under the consular legate SERGIUS TITIANUS

Annotation:
On that coin you see very well how a torch was created.
Several reed parts were sticked together. On some coins you can see ropes , which are fixing the connections of the torch
Gerhard MJul 24, 2021
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LINK TO COINTHE CANTII (or Cantiaci)
The Cantii (after whom Kent and Canterbury are named) were the major tribal group in the South East region of England, bordered by the Atrebates, Regni and Catuvellauni.
This region was heavily influenced by continental cultures on the periphery of the early Roman world and this resulted in the Cantii producing the first coins actually made in Britain. These are known as “potins” and they were produced between the mid 2nd to the mid 1st century BC. The earliest versions are known as Kentish Primary, or Thurrock, types. Comparatively the later types, like those from the recently discovered Hillingdon Hoard, are of the “flat linear” type, which uses simplified and abstracted images. Similar coins from the late Iron Age have been found, but in much smaller quantities.
The word “potin” is of French origin and is used to describe these early coins which were cast in clay moulds from a copper alloy with a high tin content. They would have been shiny and silver-coloured when new, and though occasionally examples have turned up which retain this colouration, most coins by the time they get dug up have a characteristic black patina from tin oxidation. These were cast in strips which were then cut into separate coins and as a result often retain characteristic cut edges from the runlets which joined them together. The moulds themselves were made using “master” matrices of copper alloy which were cast with the design for one side of a coin in high relief and pressed into the clay. A rare example of a mould of this type was found a few miles west of the Surrey border in Hampshire.
The designs of the majority of potins found in England derive ultimately from coins produced in the Greek colonial Mediterranean city of Massalia (modern Marseilles) in southern Gaul in the late 4th century BC. These coins featured a head of Apollo on the obverse and a charging bull on the reverse. They were originally imported from the continent and later locally copied in the mid 2nd century BC, in the form of what are known as “Thurrock” types, which adhere closely to the original design. Later forms, known as “flat linear” types, greatly simplified this design into deep abstraction, ultimately reducing the head of Apollo to an outline and the bull to a trapezoidal arrangement of lines
We don’t know what these coins were called by the people who made them, or what they were worth in fiscal terms, but they are generally only found in south east England, which probably reflects the limits of the political and economic influence of the Cantii themselves. It isn't even clear what the role of these Iron Age coins actually was, though it is likely that they assisted in the maintenance of some kind of social power structure. Coins were not generally used as day to day currency by the people of Britain in the 1st and 2nd centuries BC, so apart from any monetary transactions, their range of uses probably included the storage of wealth, use as political tribute, and / or votive objects used as offerings to the gods.
*AlexJul 24, 2021
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Antiochus VIII Epiphanes (Grypos) 121/0 - 96 B.C.Antiochus VIII Epiphanes (Grypos) 121/0 - 96 B.C. Ar 28.1~29.6mm. 16.38g. Ptolemais (Ake) mint. Obv: Diademed head of Antiochus VIII r. diadem ends falling straight behind, fillet border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, Zeus Uranius, draped standing l., crescent above head, holding a star in outstreched hand and resting on a sceptre, laurel wreath border. Control outer left - (M). S.C. 2336.1. ddwauJul 24, 2021
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Antiochus VIII Epiphanes (Grypos) 121/0 - 96 B.C.Antiochus VIII Epiphanes (Grypos) 121/0 - 96 B.C. Ar 28.2~30.1mm. 16.59g. Ptolemais (Ake) mint. Obv: Diademed head of Antiochus VIII r. diadem ends falling straight behind, fillet border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ / ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ, Zeus Uranius, draped standing l., crescent above head, holding a star in outstreched hand and resting on a sceptre, laurel wreath border. Control outer left (ΔΡ. - variant). S-7143. S.C. 2336.2a. HC 9, 1197h.ddwauJul 24, 2021
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