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Kings_of_Thrace,_Lysimachos,_305-281_BC,_AR-Drachm,_Heracles,_Zeus,_BAS,_Price_L29,_Magnesia_ad_Maeandrum,_305-297_BC,_Q-001,_0h,_17,5-18,7mm,_4,14g-s.jpg
Thrace, Kings, Lysimachos, (323 - 281 B.C.), Price L29, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #15 viewsThrace, Kings, Lysimachos, (323 - 281 B.C.), Price L29, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing a lion skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ, ΛYΣIMAXOY, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on the outstretched right hand, scepter in the left hand, lion-forepart left, are the left field, A beneath the throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:17,5-18,7mm, weight: 4,17g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thrace, Kings, Lysimachos, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, date: 305 - 281 B.C.,
ref: Price L29,
Q-001
quadransJun 24, 2019
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Sicily Akragas circa 400-380 BC AE hemilitron 26mm 17.66g 12h SNG ANS 1097-11011 viewsAfter the desrtruction of the city by the Carthaginians in 406BC,the striking in new issues in Akragas virtually ceased until the citys refoundation by Timoleon,circa 339 BC.the sole exception was the bronze River god/Eagle on Ionic column issue[CNS 89}
Information from CNGCOINS.COM
Grant HJun 24, 2019
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Augustus AR Denarius1 views
Octavian as Augustus, 27 BC – 14 AD Denarius
Lugdunum circa 13-14,
18mm., 3.56g.
Obv: Laureate head r.
Rev. Tiberius in triumphal quadriga r., holding laurel branch and eagle-tipped sceptre.
RSC 301. RIC 224.
Ex: Naville Numismatics Live auction 50 Lot 439 June 23, 2019
1 commentsorfewJun 24, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius1 viewsVespasian, 69-79 Denarius circa 73,
AR 19.5mm., 3.25g.
Obv: Laureate head r. ; IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS
Rev:. Vespasian seated r. on curule chair, with feet on footstool, holding scepter and olive branch; PONTIF MAXIM
RIC 546. C 387.
Ex: E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection
Ex: Naville Numismatics Live auction 50 Lot 467 June 23, 2019
1 commentsorfewJun 24, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian. Antoninianus of Cyzicus. Struck 284 - 305AD2 viewsDiocletian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

In my gallery: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-156037

Reverse:
CONCORDIA MILITVM
Emperor receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter holding sceptre. KΓ between

Cyzicus

RIC VI Cyzicus 16A

3.60g
Harry GJun 24, 2019
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Galba Sestertius4 viewsObv. IMP SER SVLP CAESAVG TR P, laureate and draped bust right.
Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA S C, Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in right and rod in left hand.
Mint: Rome, 68 AD.

35mm 26.67g

RIC 309; BMC 71


Ex Swiss Collection, purchased in 2018.
2 commentskcJun 24, 2019
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bmc72_31 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...MAP AVP AN, radiate head left.
Rev: KOΛωMA..., turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
17 mm, 3.50 gms

BMC 72, Babelon/Kurth 43
Charles MJun 24, 2019
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Parthia, Orodes I. (90-77 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Sellwood 31-6 (???), Archer right on throne, #211 viewsParthia, Orodes I. (90-77 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Sellwood 31-6 (???), Archer right on throne, #2
avers: King head, left, w/tiara (3 rows of pellets, eight-point star as side decoration, long ear flap) and diadem w/ribbon, mustache, short beard; earring(???), cuirass, dotted border 8 to 14h.
reverse: Archer, right, on the throne, w/bow in the right hand. 7-line legend: BAΣIΛEΩΣ/ MEΓAΛoY/ APΣAKoY /AVToKPAToPoΣ /ΦIΛoΠAToPoΣ /EΠIΦANoYΣ /ΦIΛEΛΛΗNoΣ, exergual line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,3-20,0mm, weight: 4,05g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ekbatana (???), date: (???) B.C., ref: Sellwood 31-6, (???)
Q-002
1 commentsquadransJun 24, 2019
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Hadrian Denarius 125-28 AD Roma seated left Eastern Mint5 viewsReference.
RIC -; BMC -; Strack *-- cf (Taf. XIX, 40 und XX, 14).

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

Rev. COS III
Roma seated left on curule chair holding Victory and sceptre

2.72 gr
17 mm
h

Note.
Same obverse die as http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-149088
2 commentsokidokiJun 24, 2019
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Seleucid - Antiochus III (The Great) (222-187 BCE)3 viewsMetal/Size: AE18; Weight: 5.08 grams; Denomination: Bronze Unit; Mint: Military Mint in Coele-Syria; Date: 202-187 BCE; Obverse: Macedonian shield with gorgan in central boss. Reverse: Elephant walking right, anchor above, monogram below; counter marked horse head in center of elephant - BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ (King Antiochus) below, control mark under belly. References: SC #1089; HGC #9, 490.1 commentsmuseumguyJun 23, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius21 viewsDomitian AR Denarius 88 -89 CE
19mm., 2,93g.
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII
Rev:Minerva stg. L with spear; IMP XVIII COS XIII CENS PPP
RIC 666 (R2) BMC—RSC--
Purchased from Savoca auctions June 23, 2019
1 commentsorfewJun 23, 2019
ROGER_DE_PINS,_(1355-1365_AD)__St_John,_Order,_Rhodes,_Gigliato,_Metc__1194_var__Q-001,_11h,_27mm,_3,8g-s.jpg
Crusaders, Antioch, Roger de Pins, (1355-1365 A.D.), Metcalf, Crusades, 1194 var., AR-Gigliato, St.John, Order, Rhodes, ✠ OSPITAL•S•IOHIS•IRLNI•QT'•RODI•, Cross Fleury with the arms, #114 viewsCrusaders, Antioch, Roger de Pins, (1355-1365 A.D.), Metcalf, Crusades, 1194 var., AR-Gigliato, St.John, Order, Rhodes, ✠ OSPITAL•S•IOHIS•IRLNI•QT'•RODI•, Cross Fleury with the arms, #1
avers: ✠ F•ROGIERIUS•D•PINIBUS•DI•GRA•M•, The Grand Master kneeling before the cross, no symbols.
reverse: ✠ OSPITAL•S•IOHIS•IRLNI•QT'•RODI•, Cross Fleury with the arms of the order at the ends.
diameter: 27,0mm, weight: 3,8g, axis: 11h,
mint: St.John, Order, Rhodes, mint mark:-,
date:1355-1365 A.D., ref: Metcalf, Crusades, 1194 var., Schlumb. IX, 20 var., Beckenb. 1001 var.,
Q-001
quadransJun 23, 2019
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Turkey, Side, Pamphylia The Commercial Agora4 viewsTurkey, Side, Pamphylia the Commercial Agora

The great ruins of Side are among the most notable in Asia Minor. The well-preserved city walls provide an entrance to the site through the Hellenistic main gate (Megale Pyle) of the ancient city, although this gate from the 2nd century BC is badly damaged. Next comes the colonnaded street, whose marble columns are no longer extant; all that remains are a few broken stubs near the old Roman baths. The street leads to the public bath, restored as a museum displaying statues and sarcophagi from the Roman period. Next is the square agora with the remains of the round Tyche and Fortuna temple (2nd century BC), peripteral with twelve columns, in the middle. In later times it was used as a trading center where pirates sold slaves. The remains of the theater, which was used for gladiator fights and later as a church, and the monumental gate date back to the 2nd century. The early Roman Temple of Dionysus is near the theater. The fountain gracing the entrance is restored. At the left side are the remains of a Byzantine Basilica. A public bath has also been restored. The remaining ruins of Side include three temples, an aqueduct, and a nymphaeum.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Side_Commercial_agora_panorama_2.jpg
Author, Date: Dosserman, 20 February 2015
Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Joe SermariniJun 23, 2019
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Severus Alexander (Augustus) Coin: Silver Denarius 1 viewsIMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG - Laureate and draped bust right.
P M TR P III COS P P - Mars, helmeted, in military attire standing left, holding olive-branch in right hand and spear reversed in left hand
Mint: Rome (224 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.12g / 19mm / 12h
References:
RIC IV 37
RSC 251
Cohen 251
SEAR RCV II (2002), #7898v, page 647
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #1546 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jun 23, 2019
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Mark Antony (Triumvir) Gens: Antonia Moneyer: Military Mint Coin: Silver Denarius 2 viewsANTAVG III VIR. R.P.C. - Galley right under oars
Leg II - Eagle between standards
Mint: Patras ? (32-31 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.09g / 16mm / 12h
References:
RSC 27
Cr544/14
Syd 1216
Sear'88 #414
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #986 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

"ANT AVG | III VIR R P C"
("Antonius Augur | Triumvir rei publicae constituendae")
trans. "Antony Augustus (military title), Triumvirate for the Restoration of the Republic"

ANCIENT MARITIME VESSELS ON COINS
2nd-1st Century BC:
The Roman Quinquereme

Although the Romans included triremes in their fleet, their typical warship (Latin navis longa) was a heavily armed quadreme or a quinquereme (lots 600-606), adapted from Magna Graecian and Syracusan prototypes. More comfortable with infantry tactics, they included a novel device known as the corvus, or “raven.” Located at the bow, the corvus was an iron hook attached to a retractable bridge attached to a pole-and-pulley system. Upon ramming their opponent, the bridge was dropped, and the corvus imbedded itself into the deck of the opposing ship. As a result, the now-locked ships allowed the Roman soldiers stationed on the quinquereme to board the other ship and fight as if the battle were on land.

With the end of the Third Punic War (146 BC), and no longer faced with a major threat in the west, the Romans mothballed their fleet. It would be periodically re-commissioned to deal with pirates, though, as in 67 BC when the Senate enjoined Pompey to put down the Cilician pirates. When his son, Sextus Pompeius, amassed a powerful fleet to contest Octavian in the period immediately following the assassination of Caesar, he issued a denarius recalling both the memory of his father’s accomplishment, and his own naval power (lot 604). Antony’s silver legionary denarii and bronze fleet coinage, struck prior to Actium and used to pay his Roman and Egyptian forces (lots 605 and 606), also attest to the important role of the Roman navy in this period. While the purpose for the striking of a later restitution issue of the legionary type under the emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus is a subject of speculation (lots 629 and 630), it does show that the Romans retained the same ship design over the next two centuries.

The wars between Octavian and Antony fundamentally changed the role of naval warfare for the Romans. Agrippa’s naval victories against Sextus Pompey at Naulochus in 36 BC and the combined fleets of Mark Antony and Cleopatra at Actium in 31 BC, demonstrate the decisively integral role that such naval engagements had become. By the founding of the Empire, Rome had definitively established itself as the supreme naval power in the Mediterranean.

Gary W2Jun 23, 2019
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Mark Antony (Triumvir) Gens: Antonia Moneyer: Military Mint Coin: Silver Denarius 3 viewsANTAVG III VIR. R.P.C. - Galley right under oars
Leg III - Eagle between standards
Mint: Patras ? (32-31 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.11g / 17mm / 12h
References:
RSC 28
Cr544/15
Syd 1216
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #978 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

"ANT AVG | III VIR R P C"
("Antonius Augur | Triumvir rei publicae constituendae")
trans. "Antony Augustus (military title), Triumvirate for the Restoration of the Republic"

ANCIENT MARITIME VESSELS ON COINS
2nd-1st Century BC:
The Roman Quinquereme

Although the Romans included triremes in their fleet, their typical warship (Latin navis longa) was a heavily armed quadreme or a quinquereme (lots 600-606), adapted from Magna Graecian and Syracusan prototypes. More comfortable with infantry tactics, they included a novel device known as the corvus, or “raven.” Located at the bow, the corvus was an iron hook attached to a retractable bridge attached to a pole-and-pulley system. Upon ramming their opponent, the bridge was dropped, and the corvus imbedded itself into the deck of the opposing ship. As a result, the now-locked ships allowed the Roman soldiers stationed on the quinquereme to board the other ship and fight as if the battle were on land.

With the end of the Third Punic War (146 BC), and no longer faced with a major threat in the west, the Romans mothballed their fleet. It would be periodically re-commissioned to deal with pirates, though, as in 67 BC when the Senate enjoined Pompey to put down the Cilician pirates. When his son, Sextus Pompeius, amassed a powerful fleet to contest Octavian in the period immediately following the assassination of Caesar, he issued a denarius recalling both the memory of his father’s accomplishment, and his own naval power (lot 604). Antony’s silver legionary denarii and bronze fleet coinage, struck prior to Actium and used to pay his Roman and Egyptian forces (lots 605 and 606), also attest to the important role of the Roman navy in this period. While the purpose for the striking of a later restitution issue of the legionary type under the emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus is a subject of speculation (lots 629 and 630), it does show that the Romans retained the same ship design over the next two centuries.

The wars between Octavian and Antony fundamentally changed the role of naval warfare for the Romans. Agrippa’s naval victories against Sextus Pompey at Naulochus in 36 BC and the combined fleets of Mark Antony and Cleopatra at Actium in 31 BC, demonstrate the decisively integral role that such naval engagements had become. By the founding of the Empire, Rome had definitively established itself as the supreme naval power in the Mediterranean.

Gary W2Jun 23, 2019
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Claudius (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans 1 viewsTI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG - Three-legged modius
PON M TR P IMP COS II around large S • C. - Legend surrounding large S C
Mint: Rome ( 1-4 January AD 42)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.95g / 17mm / 6h
Rarity: R3
References:
RIC I 88
von Kaenel Type 65
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #1017 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The modius was a roman unit for grain corresponding to 8.7 liters (2.3 gallons).

The Gary R. Wilson Collection

There were eight different issues of quadrans under Claudius:
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT (modius)-41AD
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT (scales)-41AD
PONT MAX TR POT IMP (modius)-41AD
PONT MAX TR POT IMP (scales)-41AD
PON M TR P IMP COS II (modius)-42AD-This Coin
PON M TR P IMP COS II (scales)-42AD
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II (modius)-42AD
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II (scales)-42AD

Quadrantes, like quinarii, were issued only occasionally, perhaps exclusively for imperial distributions. Suetonius reported that, from the roof of the Basilica Julia "Caligula threw coins among the people." Perhaps this small coin was thrown to the crowd by Claudius himself at a similar event.

The most common theme for the quadrans was the modius, a Roman grain container. This coin was probably redeemable for a modius of grain.

Per CNG: Very rare. Struck 1-4 January AD 42.
Gary W2Jun 23, 2019
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Severina (Augusta) Coin: Billon Antoninianus 2 viewsSEVERINA AVG - Diademed bust right, draped & on a crescent
CONCORDIAE MILITVM - Concordia standing left, holding two ensigns, mintmark: SXXT.
Exergue:


Mint: Ticinum (275 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.91g / 22mm / 6h
References:
RIC 8, S
Cohen 7
BN 662
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #1743 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Ticinum mint, 2nd officina. 5th emission of Aurelian, September-November AD 275.
Gary W2Jun 23, 2019
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Maximinus I Thrax (Augustus) Coin: Silver Denarius 1 viewsIMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate and draped bust right.
PROVIDENTIA AVG - Providence standing left with cornucopiae & wand pointed at globe at foot.
Mint: Rome (235-236 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.06g / 21mm / 6h
References:
RIC 13
RSC 77
BMC 15
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 21st Blue Auction #1600 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 23, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection.
Gary W2Jun 23, 2019
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Turkey, Side, Pamphylia Theater 2nd Century AD Exterior3 viewsTurkey, Side, Pamphylia theater 2nd century AD, exterior. The great ruins of Side are among the most notable in Asia Minor. They cover a large promontory which a wall and a moat separate from the mainland. There are colossal ruins of a theater complex, the largest in Pamphylia, built in the 2nd century A.D. Following design it relies on arches to support the sheer verticals. The Roman style was adopted because Side lacked a convenient hillside that could be hollowed out in the usual Greek fashion more typical of Asia Minor. In Greek fashion, the seating (for 15,000–20,000 people) curves 210° vice the usual 180° for a Roman theater. The stage building was ornately adorned but the decorations and the theater are damaged, in part due to a strong earthquake. The theater was converted into an open-air sanctuary with two chapels during the 5th or 6th century (Byzantine times).

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Side_TH_au.JPG

Author, Date: Dosseman, 21 March 2011

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Joe SermariniJun 23, 2019
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Turkey, Side, Pamphylia Theater 2nd Century AD panorama3 viewsTurkey, Side, Pamphylia, theater 2nd century AD, panorama

The great ruins of Side are among the most notable in Asia Minor. They cover a large promontory which a wall and a moat separate from the mainland. There are colossal ruins of a theater complex, the largest in Pamphylia, built in the 2nd century A.D. Following design it relies on arches to support the sheer verticals. The Roman style was adopted because Side lacked a convenient hillside that could be hollowed out in the usual Greek fashion more typical of Asia Minor. In Greek fashion, the seating (for 15,000–20,000 people) curves 210° vice the usual 180° for a Roman theater. The stage building was ornately adorned but the decorations and the theater are damaged, in part due to a strong earthquake. The theater was converted into an open-air sanctuary with two chapels during the 5th or 6th century (Byzantine times).

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Side_Theatre_panorama.jpg

Author, Date: Dosseman, 21 March 2011

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Joe SermariniJun 23, 2019
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Marc Antony LEGIO ? - IMPVES Countermark3 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperatorial

Marc Antony LEGIO ? IMPVES Countermark

? Patrae Mint. Fall 32-Spring 31 BC. Countermarked 74-79 AD at Ephesus.
Coin fair to poor. Countermark aVF.
18.7 mm / 2.873 g

Obverse: Galley right with rowers, mast with banners at prow. "ANT*AVG / III VIR*R*P*C"
Reverse: "LEG ?", aquila between two legionary standards. Countermark "IMPVES" (IMP ligate, VE ligate)

Ex: Forum Ancient Coins (2019)
Ex: L.O.H.

cf Crawford 544/14, BMCRR II East 190. RSC I 27 ff. Countermark Howgego 839 (Vespasian).

MyID: 059A.

Image Credit: Forvm Ancient Coins
1 commentsTenthGenJun 23, 2019
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Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus Restoration LEGIO VI2 viewsSilver Denarius
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus

LEGIO VI

Rome mint, 165 - 166 A.D.
VF, toned, shallow scratches, small edge split
18.6 mm / 3.329 g / 0°

Rare

Obverse: "ANTONINVS AVGVR III VIR R P C", War galley, four oarsmen visible, rowing left over waves.
Reverse: "ANTONINVS ET VERVS AVG REST", Aquila in center between two legionary standards, "LEG VI" in center above exergue.

Ex Forvm Ancient Coins 2019 RS89767-165
Ex Collection of a Texas Wine Doctor
Ex CNG e-auction 401 (2017) lot 539.

BMCRE IV p 456, 501, RIC III 248, 443, RSC I Antony 83

MyID: 058A

Image Credit: Forvm Ancient Coins
2 commentsTenthGenJun 23, 2019
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Turkey, Side, Pamphylia Temple of Apollo 5 viewsThe ruins of the Temple of Apollo at Side, Antalya, Turkey.

The great ruins of Side are among the most notable in Asia Minor. The well-preserved city walls provide an entrance to the site through the Hellenistic main gate (Megale Pyle) of the ancient city, although this gate from the 2nd century BC is badly damaged. Next comes the colonnaded street, whose marble columns are no longer extant; all that remains are a few broken stubs near the old Roman baths. The street leads to the public bath, restored as a museum displaying statues and sarcophagi from the Roman period. Next is the square agora with the remains of the round Tyche and Fortuna temple (2nd century BC), peripteral with twelve columns, in the middle. In later times it was used as a trading center where pirates sold slaves. The remains of the theater, which was used for gladiator fights and later as a church, and the monumental gate date back to the 2nd century. The early Roman Temple of Dionysus is near the theater. The fountain gracing the entrance is restored. At the left side are the remains of a Byzantine Basilica. A public bath has also been restored. The remaining ruins of Side include three temples, an aqueduct, and a nymphaeum.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sunrise_apollo_side.jpg
Photo by Saffron Blaze, via http://www.mackenzie.co
Date: 21 October 2011
Authorization: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en
Joe SermariniJun 23, 2019
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Akarnania Leukas AR Stater circa 350-300 BC 25mm 8.38g Pegasi 642 viewsPegasos flying left./Helmeted head of Athena left,behind wreath of olive leaves.Grant HJun 23, 2019
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Temnos, Aeolis, AE121 viewsTemnos, Aeolis, AE12, 3rd-1st century BC. Head of young Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / T-A, bunch of grapes on vine. SNG Cop 256; Lindgren I 415; SNG Stockholm 2221; BMC 5.Pericles J2Jun 23, 2019
112_Probus_(276-282_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3126,_D-5552,_Alexandria,_Eagle_left,_L-B,_across_the_field,_KG_112_5,_year_2_276-7AD,_Q-001,_11h,_18,5-20,3mm,_6,91g-s~0.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3126, D-5552, L/B//--, Eagle left, head right, #1 16 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3126, D-5552, L/B//--, Eagle left, head right, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Eagle left, head right, his beak wreath, L-Є, across the field.
exergue: L/B//--, diameter: 18,5-20,3mm, weight: 6,91g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 276-277 A.D., L-B Year 2., ref: Geissen-3126, Dattari-5552, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.5,
Q-001
quadransJun 23, 2019
112_Probus_(276-282_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3126,_D-5552,_Alexandria,_Eagle_left,_L-B,_across_the_field,_KG_112_5,_year_2_276-7AD,_Q-001,_11h,_18,5-20,3mm,_6,91g-s.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3126, D-5552, L/B//--, Eagle left, head right, #1 15 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3126, D-5552, L/B//--, Eagle left, head right, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Eagle left, head right, his beak wreath, L-Є, across the field.
exergue: L/B//--, diameter: 18,5-20,3mm, weight: 6,91g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 276-277 A.D., L-B Year 2., ref: Geissen-3126, Dattari-5552, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.5,
Q-001
quadransJun 23, 2019
112_Probus_(276-282_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3148,_D-5540,_K-G_112_28,_Alexandria,_Nike,_E-L_right__(year_5),_279-80_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_17,3-18,0mm,_7,15g-s~0.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3148, D-5540, LЄ/-//--, Nike flying right, #116 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3148, D-5540, LЄ/-//--, Nike flying right, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Nike, in long chiton, flying right carrying palm and wreath, LЄ in the right field.
exergue: LЄ/-//--, size: 17,3-18,0mm, weight: 7,15g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 279-280 A.D., LЄ Year 5., ref: Geissen-3148, Dattari-5540, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.28,
Q-001
quadransJun 23, 2019
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3148, D-5540, LЄ/-//--, Nike flying right, #119 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3148, D-5540, LЄ/-//--, Nike flying right, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Nike, in long chiton, flying right carrying palm and wreath, LЄ in the right field.
exergue: LЄ/-//--, size: 17,3-18,0mm, weight: 7,15g, axes: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 279-280 A.D., LЄ Year 5., ref: Geissen-3148, Dattari-5540, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.28,
Q-001
quadransJun 23, 2019
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Domitian as Caesar RIC-29430 viewsÆ Sestertius, 24.01g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD (Titus)
RIC 294 (C). BMC 231.
Obv: CAES DIVI AVG VESP F DOMITIANVS COS VII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: S C in field; Minerva adv. r., with spear and shield
Acquired from Olding, MA Shops, May 2019 = Olding, List 96, March 2019, Sammlung Fritz Reusing, no. 177. From the collection of Fritz Reusing (1874-1956), inherited and continued by Reusing's nephew Paul Schürer (1890-1976).

An exquisite sestertius struck for Domitian as Caesar under Titus featuring his patron deity Minerva. DIVI AVG VESP F tells us the coin was struck after Vespasian's deification. The date of Vespasian's consecratio is dated by the epigraphic evidence sometime between September 8, 79 - May 29, 80, so this sestertius could not have been struck much earlier than June 80. The Minerva reverse was one of the more common types struck during this second bronze issue for Domitian Caesar under Titus.

Although fine portraits can occasionally be seen in silver, it is on the larger canvas of the bronze where the full flower of Roman imperial portraiture can be seen. This sestertius has one of the finest portraits of Domitian I've come across. A superb example of the imperial engraver's art.
5 commentsDavid AthertonJun 23, 2019
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CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 302-280 BC. Nomos11 viewsSilver, 22 mm, 7.82 g, 9 h
Nude rider on horse galloping to right, stabbing with spear held in his right hand and holding two other spears and shield with his left; below, ΣΑ.
Rev. ΤΑΡΑΣ Youthful oikist, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding kantharos in his right hand and trident with his left; to left, K; below, dolphin.
HN Italy 937. Vlasto 607.
1 commentsLeoJun 23, 2019
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Anonymous Ӕ Uncia. Rome, 211 BC.1 viewsObv.Helmeted head of Roma right; pellet behind.
Rev.Prow right; ROMA above; pellet in exergue.
References: Crawford 56/7; BMCRR Rome 268.
4.4g, 19mm.
CanaanJun 23, 2019
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PHOENICIA, Sidon. Mazaios (Mazday). Satrap of Eber Nari, 353-333 BC. AR Sixteenth Shekel 1 viewsObv.Phoenician galley left, waves below.
Rev.Persian king or hero, holding dagger in right hand,standing right, fighting lion standing left.
References: HGC 10, 265.
0.95mm and 0.65 grams.
CanaanJun 23, 2019
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Turkey, Side, Pamphylia Temple of Tyche on the commercial agora4 viewsThere are two agoras: a commercial one and one, called "State agora." On the commercial one there is a round temple, well-restored, that was dedicated to Tyche. The agora is over 8000 square meters, surrounded by columns, with shops, exedras and latrines and washing places. On it inconceivable numbers of slaves must have been traded, for during part of its history Side was a major center for pirates who stationed their fleet here. In the center stood a temple for the protective goddess of the city, Tyche. The present construction dates from the 2nd century A.D., it was in use in Byzantine times.

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Side_Tyche_temple_on_agora_6140.jpg

Author, Date: Dosserman, 20 February 2015

Joe SermariniJun 23, 2019
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1 viewsPtolemy AE22 8.53g. Governer? Likeness of Marc AntonyDavid C13Jun 23, 2019
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1 viewsRoman looking AE20 with Pietas reverse. Uncertain late Roman imitative coin. 4.65g.
David C13Jun 23, 2019
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2 viewsPtolemy AE16 (3.71g.)
David C13Jun 23, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Marc Antony, AR Denarius - Crawford 488/244 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Marcus Antonius. 43 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.19g; 19mm).
Military mint in Cisalpine Gaul.

Obverse: M.A[NTON IMP RPC]; Antony's bare, bearded head facing right; lituus behind.

Reverse: CAESAR DIC; Laureate head of Julius Caesar facing right; jug behind.

References: Crawford 488/2; HCRI 123; Sydenham 1166; BMCRR (Gaul) 55; Antonia 5-6.

Provenance: Ex Roma E-Live Auction 1 (25-6 Jul 2018) Lot 531; Bernard Poindessault Collection [Oger-Blanchet (17 Nov 2017) Lot 148]; Edouard Schott Collection [E. Bourgey (21 Mar 1972) Lot 337].

This is one of Antony’s earliest issues following the creation of the Second Triumvirate with Octavian and Lepidus. The titulature "RPC" (tip of "C" just barely visible beneath Antony’s portrait on this specimen) reflects the new status. Antony is depicted with a slight beard of mourning, as is Octavian on his coins until the defeat of the Tyrannicides at Philippi the following year. Both Antony and Caesar have symbols of the augurate behind their portraits, as both were members of the college of augurs, and this served to highlight their common bond. The somewhat comical portrait style is reflective of the military mint, with limited die engraver talent.
3 commentsCarausiusJun 23, 2019
Phrygia,_Eumeneia,_005_Tiberius_(14-37_AD),_Tiberius_r_,_Bull_r_,_BMC_35,_RPC_3144,_Q-001,_6h,_16-17mm,_5,72g-s~0.jpg
Phrygia, Eumeneia, 005 Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), RPC I 3144, AE-17, -/-//--, OVAΛEΡIOΣ ΖMEΡTOΡIΧ EYMENEΩN, Βull butting right.23 viewsPhrygia, Eumeneia, 005 Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), RPC I 3144, AE-17, -/-//--, OVAΛEΡIOΣ ΖMEΡTOΡIΧ EYMENEΩN, Βull butting right.
avers: ΣEBAΣ TOΣ, Bare head of Tiberius right.
reverse: OVAΛEΡIOΣ ΖMEΡTOΡIΧ EYMENEΩN, Βull butting right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 5,72 g, axes: 6h,
mint: Phrygia, Eumeneia, date: 35-36 A.D.,
ref: RPC I. 3144, BMC Phrygia 35,
Q-001
quadransJun 22, 2019
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005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), Phrygia, Eumeneia, RPC I 3144, AE-17, -/-//--, OVAΛEΡIOΣ ΖMEΡTOΡIΧ EYMENEΩN, Βull butting right.24 views005p Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), Phrygia, Eumeneia, RPC I 3144, AE-17, -/-//--, OVAΛEΡIOΣ ΖMEΡTOΡIΧ EYMENEΩN, Βull butting right.
avers: ΣEBAΣ TOΣ, Bare head of Tiberius right.
reverse: OVAΛEΡIOΣ ΖMEΡTOΡIΧ EYMENEΩN, Βull butting right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 5,72 g, axes: 6h,
mint: Phrygia, Eumeneia, date: 35-36 A.D.,
ref: RPC I. 3144, BMC Phrygia 35,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 22, 2019
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Facing Head of Larissa14 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly right, wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and wire necklace. Border of dots.
Rev: reverse horse crouching left, left foreleg raised, preparing to roll and lie down. ΛAPI above horse and ΣAIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 380 - 365 BC1; Weight: 5.812g; Diameter: 20.8mm; Die axis: 90º; References, for example: BCD Thessaly I 1149; BCD Thessaly II 283; McClean 4623; HGC 4 441; Lorber - Shahar, Middle Series 1 Type A (O1/R42

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I.
2Unfortunately this website no longer functions and it will not be brought back up (Catharine Lorber, personal communication, September 7, 2018).
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber, Catharine and Shahar C. “The Silver Facing Head Coins of Larissa.” 2005. http://www.lightfigures.com/numismat/larissa/index.php. Note: this website no longer functions.
McClean: Grose, S. W. Catalogue of the McClean Collection of Greek Coins, Volume II The Greek Mainland, The Aegaean Islands, Crete. London: Cambridge University Press, 1926.
3 commentsTracy AielloJun 22, 2019
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Parthia - Vologases III (105-147 AD)3 viewsMetal/Size: AE20; Weight: 2.70 grams; Denomination: Dichalkon; Mint: Seleucia-on-the-Tigris; Date: 105-147 AD; Obverse: Bust facing, pointed beard, wearing a tiara with earflaps; at right inscription (?). Reverse: Tyche left seated on a column; in front, a palm branch. Reference: Sellwood #79.50.museumguyJun 22, 2019
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Turkey, Side, Pamphylia Theater 2nd Century AD5 viewsThe great ruins of Side are among the most notable in Asia Minor. They cover a large promontory which a wall and a moat separate from the mainland. There are colossal ruins of a theater complex, the largest in Pamphylia, built in the 2nd century A.D. Following design it relies on arches to support the sheer verticals. The Roman style was adopted because Side lacked a convenient hillside that could be hollowed out in the usual Greek fashion more typical of Asia Minor. In Greek fashion, the seating (for 15,000–20,000 people) curves 210° vice the usual 180° for a Roman theater. The stage building was ornately adorned but the decorations and the theater are damaged, in part due to a strong earthquake. The theater was converted into an open-air sanctuary with two chapels during the 5th or 6th century (Byzantine times).

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Side_Theatre_4192.jpg

Author, Date: Dosseman, 21 March 2011

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.
Joe SermariniJun 22, 2019
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rsc070a_23 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LAETITIA PVBL, Laetitia standing left, holding wreath & rudder on a globe.
19 mm, 2.74 gms

RSC 70a, RIC 95
Charles MJun 22, 2019
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Sardes, Lydia

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNЄINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: ϹΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ ΤΡΙϹ →ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ, lion advancing, left, raising paw; before, fly; above, star.
25 mm, 8.30 gms

RPC Online 4493, BMC 172
Charles MJun 22, 2019
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Cyzicus, Mysia

Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС, laureate head right.
Rev: ΚΥΖΙ-ΚΗΝΩN, lighted torch around which a serpent is coiled, head right.
22 mm, 7.10 gms

RPC Online---
Charles MJun 22, 2019
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Anazarbos, Cilicia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ. laureate draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: ΑΝΑΖΑΡ up left, ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟ down right, ΑΜΚ above, three agonistic crowns on a three-legged table, Γ-Β between legs.
29 mm, 11.20 gms

SNG Levante 1429; SNG Leypold 2240; RPC VI online 7282
Charles MJun 22, 2019
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Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate head right.
Rev: NIK-A-I-EΩN, front view of hexastyle temple, with round object in pediment.
25 mm, 4.76 gms

RPC Online 3130; CNG EA 332, lot 180 (RPC Online calls for a star in pediment--however at least one of their example coins shows a round object in pediment--possibly a wreath or globe, as seen on this coin.)
Charles MJun 22, 2019
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Roman Empire, Vespasian, Sestertius41 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev. S C, Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak around waist, advancing right, holding transverse spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder in left hand.
Mint: Rome, 71 AD.

34mm 25.46g

RIC 113

Ex Portuguese Collection, purchased 2019.
Ex A. E. Cahn, Auction 75, 30th May 1932, lot 1017.

Curtis Clay
This example: no. 102d (A139/P184) in Kraays unpublished die catalogue (Cahn 75, 1017).
Other examples of the same dies: BMC 570, Hall 1189, Fitzwilliam 59.
4 commentskcJun 22, 2019
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Baktria, Kings, Menander I Soter (cc. 165/155–130 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Bop 13B, AY/-//--, Athena Alkidemos standing left, #124 viewsBaktria, Kings, Menander I Soter (cc. 165/155–130 B.C.), AR-Drachm, Bop 13B, AY/-//--, Athena Alkidemos standing left, #1
avers: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ, diademed, draped bust of Menander right.
reverse: Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa, Athena Alkidemos, viewed from behind, standing left, brandishing thunderbolt in raised right hand & holding shield on extended left arm, AY monogram in left field.
exergue: AY/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 2,26g, axes: 0h,
mint: Baktria, Kings, Menander I Soter, date: cc. 165/155–130 B.C.,
ref: Bop 13B,
Q-001
quadransJun 22, 2019
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1947 JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 1 Thessalonica First Coinage SBCV-19472 views JOHN II HYPERPYRON NOMISMA IV DOC 1 Thessalonica First Coinage SBCV-1947
OBV Christ Bearded and Nimbate , wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon a throne without back: r. hand raised in benediction , holds gospels in l.

REV Half length figure of emperor on l. and of Virgin , holding between them Partriarcghal cross on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds anexikakia in r. hand. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion. Manus Dei in upeer left field.

Size 29mm

Weight 4.5gm

Thicker metal than Constantinople issue, very difficult to differentiate between the same issue from different mints.
SimonJun 22, 2019
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Pergamon, Mysia (133 - 67 B.C)14 viewsAR Cistophoric Tetradrachm
O:  Cista mystica with half-open lid, from which a snake emerges, all within wreath of ivy with berries.
R: Two serpents entwined around bow and bowcase; above, ME, prytaneis monogram, and A (controls), (Pergamon monogram) to left, serpent-entwined thyrsos to right.
11.36g
26mm
Kleiner, Hoard 40; SNG BN 1744

Ex. Glenn Schinke, March 1995
3 commentsMatJun 22, 2019
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BCC LS145 viewsLead Seal
6th Century CE
Obv: Facing portrait, nimbate,
Mother and Child. Possible symbols
to left and right (cross?)
Rev: Cruciform monogram with Greek letters:
θ, E, Λ, Ρ, I, O, Υ,
Eleutheriou
20.5 x 19mm. 7.85gm. Axis:0
J. Berlin Caesarea Collection
v-dromeJun 22, 2019
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Arcadia, Tegea, (cc. 5th. century B.C.), AR-Tetartemorion, Traite 976, -/-//--, Letter T, Scarce!31 viewsArcadia, Tegea, (cc. 5th. century B.C.), AR-Tetartemorion, Traite 976, -/-//--, Letter T, Scarce!
avers: Helmeted head of Athena left.
reverse: Letter T, a small dot on the top, within shallow incuse square.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 5,0mm, weight: 0,27g, axes: 4h,
mint: Arcadia, Tegea, date: cc. 5th. century B.C.,
ref: Traite 976, Scarce!
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 21, 2019
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Caria, Uncertain, (cc. 5th. century B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, SNG Keckman ???, -/-//--, Incuse punch, Rare!25 viewsCaria, Uncertain, (cc. 5th. century B.C.), AR-Hemiobol, SNG Keckman ???, -/-//--, Incuse punch, Rare!
avers: Confronted foreparts of two bulls.
reverse: Incuse punch.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 7,0mm, weight: 0,56g, axes: 0h,
mint: Caria, Uncertain, date: cc. 5th. century B.C.,
ref: SNG Kayhan -, SNG Keckman -, Rosen -, Rare!
Q-001
quadransJun 21, 2019
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I made this.32 viewsI thought I would post this here since my coin collecting led me to do it. This is a coin for Takeda Hamono who is a 60-year-old blacksmith from Niimi Japan. He makes fantastic knives by hand with his family. He had this design made for him to use on stickers and some other things and he was kind enough to allow me to use it. This is the first prototype and it's not quite complete. It's going to take a bath in acid next (it's made with carbon steel) to give it a black finish and then we're burnishing it to make the design pop. The mint that did this for us is Shire Post. 1 commentsMark R1Jun 21, 2019
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ARCADIA. Cleitor. Ca. 370-350 BC. AR obol (12mm, 0.85 gm, 3h). 12 viewsARCADIA. Cleitor. Ca. 370-350 BC. AR obol (12mm, 0.85 gm, 3h). NGC MS 4/5 - 3/5. Head of Athena right wearing crested Attic helmet with upturned cheek flap; Λ behind / Κ-Λ-H, horse galloping right, trailing rein. BCD Peloponnesos 1420-1. 2 commentsMark R1Jun 21, 2019
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RIC 0555 Domitianus46 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, Laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII, across field, Minerva standing left, with spear
AR/Denarius - 20.86 mm 3.560 g 6h - Struck in Rome 88 A.D. (1st group)
RIC 555 (R2) - RSC 66 - BMCRE unlisted - BNF 113
ex Rauch Auction 108 Lot 160
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 21, 2019
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Aurelian Antoninianus - RESTITVT ORBIS9 viewsAurelian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP AVRELIANVS P AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
RESTITVT ORBIS
Aurelian standing left on right, holding scepter, being crowned by Orbis to left. K•A•B• in exergue.

RIC Vi 298f, C 197
1 commentsHarry GJun 21, 2019
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Sicily Akragas circa 400-380 BC AE hemilitron 26mm 17.66g 12h SNG ANS 1097-11016 viewsHorned head of river-god left,wearing taenia/Eagle standing left on Ionic column,head reverted,in left field crab,in right field value mark.Grant HJun 21, 2019
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Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: [Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤ]ΩΝΙΝΟϹ ΑΥΓ, laureate draped bust right.
Rev: NI left, KA/I right, →EΩN, front view of hexastyle temple, with globe in pediment.
22 mm, 4.60 gms

Cf. RPC Online 3113; CNG 378, lot 310
Charles MJun 21, 2019
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05 Constantius II12 viewsConstantius II. AE2. Arles. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP-REPARATIO, soldier standing left, one knee drawn up, about to spear falling horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet and is sitting on ground, arms raised. A in left field. Mintmark PARL
RIC Arles 103 variant?
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jun 20, 2019
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Indo-Scythian Kings, Azes I, (57-35 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Mitchiner VI, ???, Athena holding spear and shield, #139 viewsIndo-Scythian Kings, Azes I, (57-35 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Mitchiner VI, ???, Athena holding spear and shield, #1
avers: BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOY / AZOY (Greek legend "of the Great King of Kings Azes"), Azes I. in military dress, on a horse, holding whip and spear.
reverse: Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, monogram at left and right, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa / ayasa.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 23,0-25,0mm, weight: 9,67g, axes: 3h,
mint: Azes I, date: 57-35 B.C., ref: Mitchiner VI, ???,
Q-001
4 commentsquadransJun 20, 2019
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PAMPHYLIA. Side. Ca. 5th century BC. AR stater (18mm, 10.81 gm, 9h)15 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Side. Ca. 5th century BC. AR stater (18mm, 10.81 gm, 9h). About VF. Ca. 430-400 BC. Pomegranate, beaded border / Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet pushed back on head, all within shallow incuse square. SNG France 628-9. SNG von Aulock 4765. 3 commentsMark R1Jun 20, 2019
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CILICIA. Tarsus (?). Ca. late 5th century BC. AR stater (21mm, 10.74 gm, 6h). NGC AU6 viewsCILICIA. Tarsus (?). Ca. late 5th century BC. AR stater (21mm, 10.74 gm, 6h). NGC AU 3/5 - 5/5, die shift. Side-view of fortified city walls with three crenelated towers, soldiers (?) on patrol between towers / Forepart of bull kneeling right, ankh to lower right. BMC -. SNG France 2 -. SNG Levante -. Casabonne -.

The attribution to Tarsus is based on the style and fabric of the flan, as well as the ankh symbol on the reverse. This symbol was clearly important to the people of Tarsus as the Great King is sometimes depicted carrying it upward by the shaft (cf. SNG France 2, 209); or displayed by itself as on the obol issue cf. SNG France 2, 207; or sometime as a device decorating the fields as on the previous lot in this sale. Another connecting theme is seen on satrapal Tarsus staters of the 4th century BC with lion and bull above crenelated city walls.
Mark R1Jun 20, 2019
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PARTHIAN KINGDOM. Mithradates II (ca. 121-91 BC). AR drachm (21mm, 4.04 gm, 12h). Choice XF5 viewsPARTHIAN KINGDOM. Mithradates II (ca. 121-91 BC). AR drachm (21mm, 4.04 gm, 12h). Choice XF. Ecbatana, ca. 120/19-109 BC. Diademed, draped bust of Mithradates II left, wearing long pointed beard / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜEΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣ-ΑΚΟΥ EΠIΦANOYΣ, archer in Parthian dress (Arsaces I) enthroned right, holding bow outward, cloak ends in pellet under throne; Δ in outer left field. Sunrise -. Shore 78. Sellwood 26.2.

Ex H. Schulman, private sale (June 1965).
Mark R1Jun 20, 2019
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CILICIA. Celenderis. Ca. 425-350 BC. AR stater (20mm, 10.69 gm, 9h)6 viewsCILICIA. Celenderis. Ca. 425-350 BC. AR stater (20mm, 10.69 gm, 9h). VF. Persic standard, ca. 425-400 BC. Youthful nude male rider, holding reins in right hand and kentron in left, dismounting from horse prancing to left; A below / KEΛ, goat with long whiskers kneeling left, head right; two long stalks above, one terminating in flower, the other in large ivy leaf, all in incuse circle. BMC -. SNG France 2, 46. Mark R1Jun 20, 2019
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PAMPHYLIA. Aspendus. Ca. mid-5th century BC. AR stater 11 viewsPAMPHYLIA. Aspendus. Ca. mid-5th century BC. AR stater (19mm, 10.79 gm). Choice VF, Fine Style. Ca. 465-430 BC. Helmeted nude hoplite advancing right, spear forward in right hand, oval shield in left / Triskeles clockwise within incuse square. cf. Classical Numismatic Group, Electronic Auction 429 (26 September 2018), lot 167, otherwise unpublished. Fine style for the series. 2 commentsMark R1Jun 20, 2019
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20 viewsTrajan AR Denarius. Rome, AD 113-114. IMP TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate and draped bust right / COS VI P P SPQR, Trajan's column surmounted by statue of the emperor; at base, two eagles. RIC 307; BMCRE 522; RSC 115. 3.53g, 20mm, 6h.


Ex Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Silver Coins
4 commentspaul1888Jun 20, 2019
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PHILISTIA (PALESTINE), Uncertain mint. Mid 5th century-333 BC. AR Obol10 viewsObv. Helmeted head of Athena right with profile eye.
Rev. Owl standing right, head facing; olive spray and crescent behind; [all within incuse square].
Gitler & Tal IX.1O.
(9.5mm, 0.85g). Nice brown toning
1 commentsCanaanJun 20, 2019
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RIC 554 Titus43 viewsT CAES IMP VESP CENS
Laureate bust right

PONTIF MAXIM
Vespasian seated right on curule chair, with sceptre and branch

Rome, 73 AD

RIC 554 (R) A mule with reverse type of Vespasian

3.03g

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
7 commentsJay GT4Jun 19, 2019
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29. Trebonianus Gallus.28 viewsAntoninianus, ca 252 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES VIB TREB GALLVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gallus.
Reverse: APOLL SALVTARI / Apollo standing, holding branch and a lyre set on a rock.
3.82 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #32; Sear #9627.

In his book The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, & the End of an Empire, author Kyle Harper suggests the plague described by Cyprian, Bishop of Carthage, was not a localized plague of some sort, but was one and the same with the plague that ravaged the Roman Empire during the reign of Trebonianus Gallus and several of his successors.

The plague was first reported in Alexandria in 249 AD, and by 251 AD it had made its way to Rome where the boy emperor Hostilian died from it. Harper says (p, 138), “The Plague of Cyprian is in the background of imperial history from ca. AD 249 to AD 262, possibly with even later effects around AD 270.”

Harper also presents a case that the plague was either pandemic influenza (similar to that of 1918) or a viral hemorrhagic fever (similar to the Ebola virus of today).

Coins with the reverse legend APOLL SALVTARI (“Apollo the Healer”) exist on coins of Trebonianus Gallus, Volusian, Aemilian, and Valerian I. This reverse type is certainly to be interpreted as an appeal to Apollo for deliverance from the plague that was spreading through the Empire at this time.
3 commentsCallimachusJun 19, 2019
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Vespasian-RIC-113248 viewsÆ Sestertius, 24.45g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1132 (R). BMC 799.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: CAESAR AVG F DES IMP AVG F COS DES II; S C in exergue; Titus and Domitian stg. front, each with spear and parazonium
Acquired from Romae Aeternae, June 2019.

An iconic dynastic sestertius struck during Vespasian's great bronze issue of 71. The type was struck both at Rome and Lyon (ancient Lugdunum) and announced Vespasian's intention to found a dynasty. Mattingly in BMCRE II calls it a 'famous' type placing the figures on the reverse as Titus on the left and Domitian on the right. While that is a conventional numismatic placement for the two Caesares, here we see the figure on the left holding a parazonium an attribute of an imperator, which of the two could only be Titus. Conversely, the figure on the left is holding something smaller (a roll?) that does not appear to be a parazonium, despite the above RIC description. The reverse legend corresponds for this placement of the figures with the first half of the legend CAES AVG F DES for Domitian on the left, the second half IMP AVG F COS DES II for Titus on the right. The legend has caused confusion over the years with some numismatists creating the phantom title Designatus Imperator for Titus. The title COS is implied for Domitian after DES in the legend, a kind of numismatic shorthand if you will. Gunnar Seelentag attempted to clear up the matter up in Numismatic Chronicle, Vol 167 (2007), but doubts remain. Curtis Clay has proposed that the traditional view of Titus on the left and Domitian on the right is correct, pointing out that both are holding a parazonium, theorising Titus' is hidden behind his body with only the handle showing. His arguments in full can be read here: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=44488.0 The reverse type itself is fairly rare with only a handful of specimens coming to market each decade, this Lugdunese specimen is much scarcer than those from Rome. Flavian dynastic types are far more common in silver.

Fantastic style with old cabinet toning. Same reverse die as Gemini IX, lot 414.

NB: Special thanks to Curtis Clay for additional numismatic information.
7 commentsDavid AthertonJun 19, 2019
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Phoenicia, Arados. Ca. 176 - 116 B.C.7 viewsPhoenicia, Arados. Ca. 176 - 116 B.C. Ae 19.0~19.6mm. 6.77g. Obv: Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; palm over shoulder. Rev: Poseidon reclining left on prow, crowning Athena on bow with wreath and holding trident. Duyrat Series 7; SNG Cop 62-7ddwauJun 19, 2019
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Antiochus I Soter 281 - 261 B.C.7 viewsAntiochus I Soter, 281 - 261 B.C. Ae 18.2mm. 5.96g. Antioch on the Orontes mint. Obv: Macedonian shield with anchor in central tondo. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ, horned elephant r., dotted border. Controls: M(arc dot)E and club (upper field), jawbone in ex. SC 339.4ddwauJun 19, 2019
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Gratian (RIC 27f, Coin #764)7 viewsRIC 27f (Scarce), AR Siliqua, Trier, 367 - 375 AD
OBV: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: VRBS ROMA (TRPS), Roma seated left on cuirass, holding Victory on a globe and an inverted sceptre.
SIZE: 19.1mm, 1.88g
(Much less common than the TRPS● mintmark)
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Julian II (RIC 295, Coin #765)9 viewsRIC 295, AR Siliqua, Arles, 360 - 363 AD
OBV: D N IVLIANVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
REV: VOTIS V MVLTIS X (TCON), Four lines of text in a wreath.
SIZE: 17.8mm, 1.76g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Caracalla (RIC 246, Coin #766)6 viewsRIC 246, AR Denarius, Rome, 214 AD
OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate head right.
REV: P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Genius of the Senate standing facing, head left, branch in right hand, short scepter in left.
SIZE: 19.2mm, 3.30g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Diocletian (RIC 325, Coin #767)6 viewsRIC 325, Silvered Antoninianus, Antioch, 285 AD
OBV: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG (●XXI), Diocletian standing left holding parazonium; facing
Jupiter presenting Victory on a globe offering wreath, and holding long scepter vertical behind in left.
SIZE: 21.7mm, 4.22g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Caracalla (RIC 130a, Coin #768)6 viewsRIC 130a, AR Denarius, Rome, 201 - 206 AD
OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate and draped bust right, from behind.
REV: INDVLGENTIA AVGG IN CARTH, Dea Caelestis riding lion right over water gushing from rock, thunderbolt in right hand, scepter in left hand.
SIZE: 18.4mm, 2.20g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Caracalla (RIC 238a, Coin #769)7 viewsRIC 238a (Scarce), AR Denarius, Rome, 214 AD
OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate head right.
REV: P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Apollo seated left, branch in right hand, resting left elbow on lyre set on tripod.
SIZE: 20.0mm, 3.24g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Lucius Verus (RIC 491, Coin #770)6 viewsRIC 491, AR Denarius, Rome, 162 - 163 AD
OBV: IMP L VERVS AVG, Bare head right.
REV: PROV DEOR TR P III COS II, Providentia standing half left, globe in extended right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
SIZE: 18.7mm, 3.18g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Severus Alexander (RIC 239, Coin #771)9 viewsRIC 239, AR Denarius, Rome, 232 AD
OBV: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, Laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
REV: IOVI PROPVGNATORI, Jupiter standing facing, head right, holding eagle and preparing to hurl thunderbolt.
SIZE: 19.7mm, 2.82g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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L. Mussidius Longus (RSC I Mussidia 6b, Coin #772)9 viewsRSC I Mussidia 6b, AR Denarius, Rome, 42 BC
OBV: CONCORDIA, Diademed and veiled bust of Concordia.
REV: L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS, Shrine of Venus Cloacina: circular platform with trellis-pattern balustrade and inscribed CLOACIN, surmounted by two statues of the Venus Cloacina, each resting right hand on cippus, Venus on the left holds a flower in left, stairs to left.
SIZE: 19.2mm, 3.98g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Carinus (RIC V-2 212, Coin #773)6 viewsRIC V-2 212, Silvered Antoninianus, Lugdunum, 283 AD
OBV: IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from the front.
REV: AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas standing slightly left, scales in right hand, scepter in left hand, A (1st officina) right.
SIZE: 22.4mm, 2.56g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Constantius Gallus (RIC 87, Coin #774)12 viewsRIC 87, AE2, Nicomedia, 351 - 355 AD
OBV: D N FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: FEL TEMP REPARATIO (●SMNE), Soldier spearing fallen horseman.
SIZE: 22.9mm, 6.00g
1 commentsMaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Probus (RIC 157, Coin #775)9 viewsRIC 157, Silvered Antoninianus, Rom, 276 - 282 AD
OBV: IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
REV: ADVENTVS AVG (R * S), Probus on horseback left, raising right hand in salute, long
scepter in left hand, bound captive seated left in front of horse below raised right foreleg.
SIZE: 23.4mm, 3.86g
1 commentsMaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Trajan Decius (RIC 2b, Coin #776)3 viewsRIC 2b (Scarce), AR Antoninianus, Rome, 249 AD
OBV: IMP TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: DACIA, Dacia standing half left, wearing robe reaching feet, staff topped with a ass's head in right hand.
SIZE: 23.5mm, 3.46g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Maxentius (RIC 210, Coin #777)5 viewsRIC 210, AE Follis, Rome, 308 - 310 AD
OBV: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate head right.
REV: CONSERV VRB SVAE (RBT), Roma seated facing in ornate hexastyle temple, head left, globe in right hand, spear in left hand, shield at side to right, wreath in pediment, knobs as acroteria.
SIZE: 25.3mm, 5.84g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Postumus (RIC V-2 58, Coin #778)3 viewsRIC V-2 58, Billon Antoninianus, Lugdunum, 265 - 268 AD
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: FELICITAS AVG, Felicitas standing half left, long grounded caduceus in right hand, cornucopia in left hand.
SIZE: 22.2mm, 3.62g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Licinius I (RIC 18, Coin #779)4 viewsRIC 18 (R1), Billon Follis, Alexandria, 316 - 317 A.D
OBV: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, Laureate head right.
REV: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG (ALE), Jupiter standing left, nude but for chlamys over left shoulder, Victory on globe offering wreath in right hand, long scepter in left hand, eagle with wreath in beak at feet left, K left, wreath / X / B right.
SIZE: 20.8mm, 3.64g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Vespasian (RIC 75, Coin #780)9 viewsRIC 75, AR Denarius, Rome, 74 AD
OBV: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate head right.
REV: TR P COS V PON MAX, Winged caduceus.
SIZE: 20.0mm, 3.18g
1 commentsMaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Galerius (RIC 105a, Coin #781)4 viewsRIC 105a, AE Follis, Alexandria, 308 - 310 AD
OBV: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Laureate head right.
REV: GENIO IMPERATORIS (ALE), Genius standing left, cornucopia in left hand, pouring libations from patera in right, K left, delta / P right.
SIZE: 26.4mm, 6.30g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Geta (RIC 38b, Coin #782)3 viewsRIC 38b, AR Denarius, Rome, 205 AD
OBV: GETA CAES PONT COS, Draped bust right, from behind.
REV: VOTA PVBLICA, Geta, togate, sacrificing left over lit altar from patera in right, scroll in left.
SIZE: 19.1mm, 3.60g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Licinius I (RIC 52, Coin #783)3 viewsRIC 52 (R1), AE Follis, Heraclea, 321 - 324 AD
OBV: IMP C VAL LICIN LICINIVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
REV: IOVI CONSERVATORI (SMHA), Jupiter standing left holding scepter and Victory,
eagle standing left, head upturned, with wreath in beak. To right, bound and seated captive, head left.
SIZE: 19.5mm, 3.62g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Aurelian (RIC 298, Coin #784)4 viewsRIC 298, Silvered Antoninianus, Serdica, 275 AD
OBV: IMP AVRELIANVS P AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
REV: RESTITVT ORBIS (KAB), Woman standing right, presenting wreath to emperor; Star in lower center.
SIZE: 23.1mm, 3.56g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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L. Julius Bursio (RSC Julia 5b, Coin #785)4 viewsRSC Julia 5b, AR Denarius, Rome, 85 BC
OBV: Laureate head of Neptune right; trident and control mark behind.
REV: L IVLI BVRSIO, Victory driving a quadriga right, holding wreath palm.
SIZE: 20.4mm, 4.02g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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C. Postumius (RSC Postumia 9, Coin #786)5 viewsRSC Postumia 9, AR Denarius, Rome, 74 BC
OBV: Draped bust of Diana right, bow and quiver at her shoulder.
REV: C POSTVMI, Hound running right, spear below.
SIZE: 18.6mm, 3.68g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Leo VI (SBCV 1729, Coin #787)4 viewsMacedonian Dynasty, SBCV 1729, AE Follis, Constantinople, 870 - 920 AD
OBV: + LEOn bASILVS Rom, Bust facing, with short beard, wearing crown with cross and chlamys, holding akakia in left hand.
REV: + LEOn/En ΘEO bA/SILEVS R/OMEOn, Inscription in four lines.
SIZE: 26.2mm, 8.22g
MaynardGeeJun 19, 2019
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Phraates, Early - Mid 2nd Century A.D. Drachm8 viewsPhraates bronze drachm, weight 3.6gr..15 mm diameter
Obverse.. ΦPA, Bearded bust left wearing tiara with pellet in crescent; pellet inside crescent above anchor with one crossbar right.
Reverse.. BACIΛEVC ΠPAATHC (blundered), Artemis standing right, not radiate, drawing arrow from quiver on shoulder with right hand, bow in left.
Vant Haaff 14.6.1-3;
Attributed by BobL..
Paul R3Jun 19, 2019
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Syracuse - Hemidrachm9 viewsSICILY
Syracuse
Struck under Timoleon and the Third Democracy
Ca. 343 - 317 BC.
AR Hemidrachm (Corinthian Standard)
Av.: Female head left; Lion head to her right - EY below
Rev.: Forepart Pegasus flying left - ΣYPAKOΣIΩN around
1,11 Gr.
SNG ANS 5, no. 1185
HGC Vol. 2, 1406 (R2)
nummis durensisJun 19, 2019
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Syracuse - Litra6 viewsSyracuse
Litra
415 - 405 BC
Av.: (ΣYPAKOΣION). Head of Arethousa right, wearing pearl tainia
Rev.: Octopus
0,66 Gr.,
SGN ANS 5, nos. 282-283, 286
HGC 2 - 1379 Var. (R2)
nummis durensisJun 19, 2019
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Syracuse - Litra9 viewsSyracuse
Litra
415 - 405 BC
Av.: (ΣYPAKOΣION). Head of Arethousa right, wearing sphendone
Rev.: Octopus
0,60 Gr.,
SGN ANS 5, nos. 282-283, 286
HGC 2 - 1379 (R2)
nummis durensisJun 19, 2019
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Piakos - Onkia6 viewsPiakos
Onkia
AE (12 - 14 mm)
420 - 40 BC.
Av.: (ΓIAK )/ Horned head of river god left, wreathed with reeds. (Value mark ...)
Rev.: Hound at bay right, Oak Spray above.
1,12 Gr.
CNS III, p. 199, no. 3
HGC 2 - 1102 (R1)
nummis durensisJun 19, 2019
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hhj8.26.46.12_26 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →(ΠP)OCIC, in left field above roof, CTP, in right field above roof, O/N. statue of Artemis with bow and hound at her feet within tetrastyle temple.
26 mm, 12.30 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.46.12
Charles MJun 19, 2019
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bmc1967 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right..
Rev: COLIV L A VGFEL →BER. Tetrastyle gateway, with central arch surmounted by figure with raised hand and riding lion or panther right, and containing figure of Marsyas standing right on basis, holding wine skin over shoulder.
29 mm, 15.70 gms


BMC 196
Charles MJun 19, 2019
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bmc1158 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: TPIΠO Λ I TωN →BΛΦ, lighted altar, approached by steps, of Zeus Hagios centered within a structure with four columns on tall bases; within impediment a facing bust; on left Sol radiate, raised right hand; on left Luna with crescent on head holding torch.
28 mm, 15.10 gms


BMC 115; SNG Cop 292
Charles MJun 19, 2019
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Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: COLIVL AVGFEL→BE R, Temple with four columns, pellet in pediment, steps leading up to it; within figure of Poseidon standing left, right foot on rock, dolphin in right hand and left hand on trident.
25 mm, 11.80 gms

BMC 220-223: SNG Cop 121
Charles MJun 19, 2019
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Balanea (as Leucas-Claudia), Coele-Syria

Obv: AVT K MA ANTΩN[ЄINOC C]Є, Laureate head right.
Rev: ΛЄVK Δ[IΩN], Sol, standing in facing quadriga, holding scepter and globe, date in exergue not legible.
27 mm, 14.87 gms

Lindgren-Kovacs 2188 (Note: Lindgren's description calls for a radiate bust but the plate coin shows a laureate bust.)
Charles MJun 19, 2019
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Facing Head of Larissa23 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa
Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx, a pendant earring represented by three pellets in a vertical line, and a simple necklace.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (almost parallel with belly/ground), preparing to roll, small plant (control mark) below. ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 342 BC1; Weight: 5.869g; Diameter: 18.3mm; Die axis: 0 º; References, for example: BMC Thessaly p. 30, 61; BCD Thessaly I 1156; BCD Thessaly II 323 var. [same obv. die, but no trident (control mark) below the horse pointing to the left].

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I. This coin appears to fall within Lorber’s Phase Late II or Phase Late III. See Lorber Hoard and Lorber 2008.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Provenance: from the David Cannon Collection, ex Beast Coins.

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
BMC Thessaly: Gardner, Percy. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Thessaly to Aetolia. London, 1883.
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber Hoard: Lorber, Catharine C. “A Hoard of Facing Head Larissa Drachms” in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, vol. 79 (2000): 7 - 15.
Lorber, Catharine C. “Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa” in American Journal of Numismatics, second series 20 (2008): 119 - 142.

3 commentsTracy AielloJun 19, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius16 viewsVespasian AR Denarius (70 CE Jan-June)
Weight: 2.95 g 17.5 mm
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head of Vespasian right
Rev: COS ITER TR POT, Pax seated left, holding olive branch and caduceus
RIC 29
Purchased from Germania Inferior Numismatics on Vcoins June 16, 2019
2 commentsorfewJun 18, 2019
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Thessaly, Pharkadon - Thessalos, Horse14 viewsThessaly, Pharkadon
Hemidrachm, circa 440-400 BC
Obv.: Thessalos, petasos and cloak tied at neck, holding band around head of forepart of bull right
Rev.: Φ A P/K AΔ O around from upper left (K retrograde), forepart of bridled horse right; all within incuse square
Ag, 2.70g, 16mm
Ref.: BCD Thessaly II 603
1 commentsshanxiJun 18, 2019
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Denar, RIC 3, p.273, 740 - Faustina II, Aeternitas 9 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, Draped bust right.
Rev.: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas standing left, holding globe surmounted by phoenix, and leaning on column.
Ag, 2.79g, 17.5mm
Ref.: RIC 740, CRE 157 [R2]
shanxiJun 18, 2019
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German Notgeld: Arzberg, Bavaria (Private Issue)11 viewsCity: Arzberg (Private Issue)
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: MITGLIEDER KAUFT IN EURER – GENOSSENSCHAFT, two clasped hands.
Reverse: KONS. – VER. FUR ARZBERG & UMGEBUNG – 10 Pfg., in center.
Date: No Date
Grade: XF
Catalog #: Funck 31.2
Matt InglimaJun 18, 2019
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16 viewsQ. Pomponius Musa. 56 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.82 g, 7h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; star of eight rays to left / Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, standing left, touching with wand held in right hand globe set on base. Crawford 410/8; Sydenham 823; Pomponia 22.

From the Fay Beth Wedig Collection.
2 commentspaul1888Jun 18, 2019
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Trajan Denarius Annona12 viewsAR Denarius
Trajan 98-117 CE
Diameter: 19 mm, Weight: 3.56 grams, Die axis: 7h

Obverse: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP
Laureate bust to right, with medusa aegis

Reverse: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Annona standing left, holding grain ears in her right hand and cornucopiae with her left, modius to left, stern of galley to right.

Mint: Rome

Notes:
- Dates between 103 and 111 CE

Ex Silbury Coins
1 commentsPharsalosJun 18, 2019
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VF/VF Bruttium Kroton AR Nomos / Tripod15 viewsAttribution: SNG ANS 264
Date: 480-430 BC
Obverse: Tripod with legs terminating in lions feet
Reverse: Incuse of obverse
Size: 19.07mm
Weight: 7.94 grams
Description: A nice nomos with sharp detail
2 commentsMark R1Jun 18, 2019
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Argolis. Argos AR Hemidrachm / Wolf13 viewsAttribution: BCD Peloponnesos 1177
Date: 90-40BC
Obverse: Forepart of wolf left
Reverse: Large A, eagle standing right below
Size: 13.66 mm
Weight: 1.91 grams
Description: VF off center strike
3 commentsMark R1Jun 18, 2019
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Lucania. Metapontum AR Nomos / Barley Ear10 viewsAttribution: HN Italy 1589
Date: 340-330 BC
Obverse: Wreathed head of Demeter left
Reverse: META, Ear of barley with leaf to left, Griffin above leaf
Size: 18.72 mm
Weight: 7.16 grams
Description: VF.
1 commentsMark R1Jun 18, 2019
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Nero (54 - 68 A.D.)35 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm 
O: NEΡΩ KΛAY KAIS SEBA GEP AVTO, laureate head right.
R: NEO AGAQ DAIM, Agathodaemon serpent, coiled with head up, holding poppies and grain ears, L ς (date) to right. Year 6.
23mm
13.11g
Milne 203; Emmett 106.6 (R4) ; RPC 5260

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

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
7 commentsMatJun 17, 2019
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Unknown Sasanian Ar Drachm4 viewsUnknown ruler

Decorated facing bust r., wearing earrings and winged crown surmounted by crescent and star; two star above crest; double border of dots, three stars within crescents around.

Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames; triple border of dots, four stars within crescents around.

References:

AAAE
RLJun 17, 2019
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Khusro II Ar drachm4 viewsKhusro II. 590 - 628 AD.

Ram-Hormazd. Regnal Year: [??].

31mm., 3.93g.

Decorated facing bust r., wearing earrings and winged crown surmounted by crescent and star; one star above crest; double border of dots, three stars within crescents around.

Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames; triple border of dots, four stars within crescents around.

References:

AAAF
RLJun 17, 2019
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Khusro II Ar drachm4 viewsKhusro II. 590 - 628 AD.

Atrapatan. Regnal Year: [31. 620/621.??]

32mm., 3.98g.

Decorated facing bust r., wearing earrings and winged crown surmounted by crescent and star; one star above crest; double border of dots, three stars within crescents around.

Fire altar with attendants and ribbon, star and crescent flanking flames; triple border of dots, four stars within crescents around.

References:

AAAG
RLJun 17, 2019
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Calabria, Tarentum. Ca. 280-228 B.C. AR litra21 views10.8 mm, .59 g, 11 h
Cockle-shell / Dolphin right; elephant below.
HN Italy -; SNG ANS -; Vlasto -.
Nice VF. Apparently unpublished control mark. "
4 commentsLeoJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld, Aachen, Rhineland10 viewsCity: Aachen
State: Rhineland
Denomination: 2 Mark
Obverse: STAD . AACHEN – 1920 – in center, 2 MARK
Reverse: ALFRED RETHEL 1816 – 1859, head of German painter Alfred Rethel facing, three-quarters to right.
Date: 1920
Grade: XF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld: Private Issue, Anton Knable 9 viewsCity: Stadtamhof
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: ANTON KNABLE – STADTAMHOFF – 1917, numeral 10 in center.
Reverse: No legend, Mercury seated, looking left, holding caduceus, a shield with the initials “AK,” an anchor below.
Date: 1917
Grade: About Very Fine
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld: Coblenz, Rhineland10 viewsCity: Coblenz
State: Rhineland
Denomination: ½ Mark
Obverse: STAD – COBLENZ – 1921 on each side of a triangle, ½ Mark within triangle.
Reverse: GÖRRES, bust of German writer Johann Joseph von Görres facing right.
Date: 1921
Grade: XF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn8 viewsCity: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 20 Pfennig
Obverse: NÜRNBERG – FÜRTHER STRASSENBAHN, 20 PFENNIG within circle in center.
Reverse: PETER HEN-LEIN, Statue of watchmaker Peter Heinlein, standing, looking at a pocket watch.
Date: No Date
Grade: UNC
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn8 viewsCity: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 20 Pfennig
Obverse: NÜRNBERG – FÜRTHER STRASSENBAHN, 20 PFENNIG within circle in center.
Reverse: WENZEL JAMNITZER, bust of goldsmith Wenzel Jamnitzer, facing right.
Date: No Date
Grade: UNC
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn8 viewsCity: Nürnberg – Fürther Strassenbahn
State: Bavaria
Denomination: 20 Pfennig
Obverse: NÜRNBERG – FÜRTHER STRASSENBAHN, 20 PFENNIG within circle in center.
Reverse: PETER VISCHER, bust of sculptor Peter Vischer, facing three-quarters to right.
Date: No Date
Grade: UNC
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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German Notgeld: Weilburg, Hesse-Nassau10 viewsCity: Weilburg
State: Hesse-Nassau
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: Weilburg – 1917 ✠, head of town mayor wearing steel helmet and facing right; artist name: W. O. PRACK.
Reverse: 10 Pf divided by oak tree with Coat of Arm at bottom of tree, Kleingeld – Ersatzmarke
Date: 1917
Grade: VF
Catalog #: L564.3
Matt InglimaJun 17, 2019
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛI →TΩN, lion walking left.
16 mm, 2.30 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.53.4
Charles MJun 17, 2019
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Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ...KO ЄΔЄCCA, City goddess seated left on rock, holding corn ears over lighted altar. Below, river god swimming left.
24 mm, 7.22 gms

BMC 59, Babelon/Kurth 56
Charles MJun 17, 2019
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Alexandria, Troas

Obv: AV [M AV ANTO]NINVS ΓIVS, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: COL AL-EX AVG, cult statue of Apollo Smintheus standing on basis, right, holding bow and patera over lighted tripod.
22 mm, 6.60 gms

RPC Online 3960
Charles MJun 17, 2019
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Antioch, Syria

Obv: AVT KAI MAV ANTΩNЄINOC, radiate head of Elagabalus right.
Rev: Reversed incused image of obverse.
19 mm, 2.29 gms

No exact attribution possible.
Charles MJun 17, 2019
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Commodus Provincial AE Nikopolis Greece River God3 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Lucius Verus Sestertius Chariot - Tourist Fake3 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)5 viewsSean Connery holding coinWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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The Man Who Would Be King (1975)4 viewsAlexander Tet
WilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Byzantine Justinian Follis4 viewsWilliamBoydJun 17, 2019
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Obv: ΑΥ Κ Μ ΑΥ ΑΝΤΩΝΙ[ΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ], radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear. Countermark: "AK" in rectangular incuse.
Rev: ΠƐΡ-Γ-[Α]ΙΩΝ, front view of a distyle temple, within which cult statue of Pergaean Artemis, facing between crescent, to left, and star, to right; on either side of the statue, pilaster surmounted by eagle; in pediment, eagle.
23 mm, 7.19 gms

RPC Online 6117; SNG France 462-4, 468; BMC 41. Countermark: Howgego 513.
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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Lydia, Kings, Sardes, Cyrus to Darius I., (cc. 550/539-520 B.C.), Berk 22, AR-Siglos, Incuse punch, #143 viewsLydia, Kings, Sardes, Cyrus to Darius I., (cc. 550/539-520 B.C.), Berk 22, AR-Siglos, Incuse punch, #1
avers: Confronted heads of a lion right and a bull left.
reverse: Incuse punch.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,0-16,0mm, weight: 5,20g, axis: 0h,
mint: Lydia, Kings, Sardes, date: time of Cyrus to Darius I., cc.550/539-520 B.C.,
ref: Berk 22, Traité I 409-11, SNG Kayhan I 1024-6,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJun 16, 2019
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Maximinus II (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Follis 5 viewsMAXIMINVS PF AVG - Laureate head right
IOVI CONSERVATORI - Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and leaning on sceptre, wreath in left field, A in right field, dot SM dot TS dot in ex.
Exergue: dot SM dot TS dot


Mint: Thessalonica (312AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.73g / 23mm / 360
References:
RIC VI 50a, B
Acquisition/Sale: servuscoins Ebay $0.00 11/17
Notes: Jun 16, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jun 16, 2019
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Hadrian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius6 viewsIMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG - Laureate draped bust right
PONT MAX TR POT COS III S-C - Hadrian seated left on platform, extending hand to woman before him with child in arms and another to left, LIBERTAS RESTITVTA in ex.
Exergue: LIBERTAS RESTITVTA




Mint: Rome (119-122 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 24.12g / 33mm / 12h
Rarity: R2
References:
RIC II 568
Cohen 949
BMC 1160
Banti 515
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 34th Silver Auction #406 $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 16, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jun 16, 2019
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 450-440 BC26mm 16.95 g 2h Jenkins 369 O 73/R 1485 viewsCharioteer driving slow quadriga right,above Nike flying right crowning the horses./Forepart of man-headed bull right.within shallow incuse circle.Grant HJun 16, 2019
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Titus as Caesar RIC-62750 viewsÆ As, 10.28g
Rome mint, 73 AD (Vespasian)
RIC 627 (R). BMC p. 153 note.
Obv: T CAES IMP PON TR P COS II CENS; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: PAX AVGVST; S C in field; Pax stg. l., leaning on column, with caduceus and branch
Acquired from Olding, MA Shops, May 2019 = Olding, List 96, March 2019, Sammlung Fritz Reusing, no. 164. From the collection of Fritz Reusing (1874-1956), acquired from O. Helbing of Munich, 1929; inherited and continued by Reusing's nephew Paul Schürer (1890-1976).

Pax in various guises and types was struck repeatedly throughout Vespasian's reign for both himself and Titus Caesar. This variant with Pax leaning on a column was a perennial favourite. Pax's popularity on the coinage can perhaps be explained by Vespasian's construction of the Temple of Peace which was completed in 75.

Nice old cabinet toning.
4 commentsDavid AthertonJun 16, 2019
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Gadara

Obv: ...ANTW..., Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: Right upward, IAAΓ, left downward KCVP, in exergue,ΠOMΓAΔ, Zeus seated left on throne within hexastyle temple. AΠC in pediment.
25 mm, 13.98 gms

Spijkerman 76
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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Samosata, Commagene

Obv: AVT K M AV ANTΩNINOC, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: CAMO-CATЄΩN, Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle in right hand, left hand on rocks, Pegasus running left below.
32 mm, 16.33 gms

Butcher 29b, SNG Cop 22
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: MHTPOΠOΛEΩC ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEΩC NEΩKO, in left field, P, in right field, (OV), Hermes standing left holding purse and caduceus.
30 mm, 17.65 gms

Varbanov 1695
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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Hermaios AE tetradrachm (imitation?)5 viewsHermaios. c. 90 - 70 BC.

25mm., 9.17g.

Bare-headed, diademed bust of king right, Greek legend around: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EPMAIOY (Basileos Soteros Hermaiou ... of King Hermaios, the Saviour)

Zeus enthroned three-quarters left, holding sceptre in left hand and bestowing blessing with right hand, Kharoshthi legend around: maharajasa tratarasa / heramayasa

References:

AAGW
RLJun 16, 2019
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Azes AR Drachm6 viewsAzes. Circa 58-12 BC.

15mm., 2.05g.

BAΣIΛEΩΣ BAΣIΛEΩN MEΓAΛOΥ / AZOΥ. Azes right on horseback, holding spear; So in Kharosthi to right

Athena standing right, holding spear and shield, raising hand; monograms to left and right

References:

AADS
RLJun 16, 2019
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Zoilos II AR Drachm8 viewsZoilos II. 50-35 BC.

17mm., 1.64g.

BASILEWS SWTHROS ZWILOU, diademed and draped bust right

Kharoshthi legend around, Athena advancing left, holding aegis on horizontal shield; ODIKL monogram to right; kharoshthi letter "ri" to left

References: [Whitehead 535; BMC 4; Sear Greece 7708.]

AADH
RLJun 16, 2019
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Menander drachma8 viewsMenander. 165/155-130 BC.

18mm., 2.45g.

BASILEWS SWTHR MENANDROU, bust of king Menander, viewed from behind, head left, wearing diadem and aegis, and thrusting spear held in right hand

Athena standing left., brandishing thunderbolt and holding shield; monogram in right field.

References: MIG 224b

AADG
RLJun 16, 2019
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Menander drachma7 viewsMenander. 165/155-130 BC.

16.5mm., 2.34g.

Diademed and draped bust right, wearing crested helmet adorned with bull’s horn and ear

Athena Alkidemos advancing left, monogram to right

References: Bopearachchi Série 16l; SNG ANS 879-92 (vendors); MIG 218c; Bop 145ff.

AAAD
RLJun 16, 2019
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Menander drachma7 viewsMenander. 165/155 -130 BC.

17mm., 2.31g.

BASILEWS SWTHROS MENANDROY, diademed, draped bust right

Kharosthi legend, Pallas Athena standing left, holding aegis in left arm and hurling thunderbolt with right; HA monogram in right field.

References: BMC 3; Whitehead 407.

AAAC
RLJun 16, 2019
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Yahudeya AE tetradrachm 5 viewsc. 190-250 AD.

25mm., 10.54g.

Kartikeya standing facing, holding a spear and akimbo, peocock near left foot. Legend: [Yagudeya ganesyaja tri]

Goddess Devasena walking to left with raised right hand, left hand on hip with conch left and 3 symbols right

References: http://murugan.org/research/suresh.htm

AAHE
RLJun 16, 2019
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Claudius (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans 6 viewsTI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG - Three-legged modius
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT - Legend surrounding large S C
Mint: Rome (41 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.21g / 17mm / 6h
References:
RIC I 84
BMCRE 179
Cohen 70
von Kaenel Type 63
Acquisition/Sale: holding_history eBay $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 16, 19 - The modius was a roman unit for grain corresponding to 8.7 liters (2.3 gallons).

The Gary R. Wilson Collection

There were eight different issues of quadrans under Claudius:
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT (modius)-41AD -This Coin
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT (scales)-41AD
PONT MAX TR POT IMP (modius)-41AD
PONT MAX TR POT IMP (scales)-41AD
PON M TR P IMP COS II (modius)-42AD
PON M TR P IMP COS II (scales)-42AD
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II (modius)-42AD
PON M TR P IMP P P COS II (scales)-42AD

Quadrantes, like quinarii, were issued only occasionally, perhaps exclusively for imperial distributions. Suetonius reported that, from the roof of the Basilica Julia "Caligula threw coins among the people." Perhaps this small coin was thrown to the crowd by Claudius himself at a similar event.

The most common theme for the quadrans was the modius, a Roman grain container. This coin was probably redeemable for a modius of grain.
Gary W2Jun 16, 2019
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Odessos, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: OΔHCCEITΩN, Great God Odessos standing facing, head left, wearing kalanthos, holding patera and cornucopia. No altar.
25 mm, 7.70 gms

Varbanov 4400
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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Emesa, Syria

Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: MHTP..., Agnostic urn between two palm branches.
21 mm, 4.00 gms

BMC 21; Lindgren-Kovacs 2048
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...ANTWNЄINOC CЄB, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: ...ЄΔЄCCA, City goddess seated left on rock, holding corn ears. Below, river god swimming right.
25 mm, 8.20 gms

BMC 59, Babelon/Kurth 56
Charles MJun 16, 2019
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Domitian Denarius40 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, bare head right.
Rev. IMP XIII COS XIIII P P P, Minerva advancing right holding spear and shield.
Mint: Rome, 88 AD.

19mm 3.44g

RIC 572

Ex Roma Numismatics, E-Sale 56, 9th May 2019, lot 815.
Ex Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Silver Coins;
3 commentskcJun 15, 2019
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S.807B Anglo-Saxon sceat8 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Series O
S.807B
Type 40
O: Standing figure holding two crosses
R: Monster right

Ex- eBay
NapJun 15, 2019
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front..
Rev: SEP TYR..., Temple of the Phoenician Koinon seen in perspective from the right; murex shell below..
21 mm, 7.70 gms

BMC---; SNG Cop 368; Rouvier 2384
Charles MJun 15, 2019
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Roman Empire, Vespasian, Sestertius with As 63 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG P M TR POT P P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev. FORTVNAE REDVCI S C, Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and rudder on globe.
Mint: Rome, 71 AD.

32/33mm 26.61g

Cohen- RIC II¹- (cf. 422) RIC II²- (cf. 73) BMC- Sear- (cf. 2323

Ex Münzhandel Henzen, MA-Shops, 2019.

This is an extremely rare Sestertius of Vespasian which obverse was strucked with a die of an As.
A similar piece with the same As die but reverse type "LIBERTAS PVBLICA" is in the Mazzini collection, listed under no. 255.
This coin is uncommonly sharp for example looking at the SC.
It is an interesting coin, I will be pleased for additional informations.

Thank you to Curtis Clay for the excellent following write-up:

"Not a trial strike or a mint error in my opinion, but an intentional sestertius obv. die, though why the portrait and legend were cut in middle-bronze size is anyone's guess!

The mint of Rome may have begun its bronze coin production of 71 with two short issues, of which this was the second, before settling on its main first obv. legend of the year,

IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS III.

The latest obv. legend on bronzes of the preceding year, 70 AD:

IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS II DES III on sestertii (only 1 die), the same but CAES VESPASIAN and COS II D III on middle bronzes (also only 1 die, with bust laureate, draped, cuirassed r.). RIC 32-38. The middle bronzes of this issue might be dupondii or asses or both, since Vespasian had not yet restored the radiate crown as a denominational mark for his dupondii, as we will soon see. Kraay, a very competent practical numismatist, considered them asses; Carradice and Buttrey suggest dupondii, though without being able to assure us that at least one example is definitely in yellow orichalcum rather than red copper. Hopefully renewed examination of the few surviving specimens, or new specimens that are clearly either yellow or red, will eventually clarify the question.

My proposed first short issue of bronze coins in 71: with obv. legend omitting COS III, just

IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P, RIC 50-65. Three such obv. dies are known on sestertii. The middle bronzes all have laureate busts, and at least one type definitely occurs both as a yellow dupondius and as a red As (RIC 64 with note), showing that by the beginning of 71 Vespasian had not yet reintroduced the radiate crown as a mark of his dupondii.

The second short issue of early in 71, to which KC's new acquisition belongs: obv. legend

IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG P M TR POT P P COS III on sestertii (only 1 die, with portrait and legend in middle-bronze size, RIC 137-140 and KC's new piece).

On middle bronzes two slight variants of the same legend were used,

(a) CAES not CAESAR on the one known dupondius, RIC 141, Kraay plaster cast in Oxford, with Head radiate r. on obv., so Vespasian had now reintroduced the radiate crown as a mark of his dupondii, proving that this short issue was later than the other one that omits COS III.

(b) CAES not CAESAR as on the dupondius, but also T P instead of TR POT, Head laureate r., apparently an As, RIC 31, a unique coin in Oxford, formerly in my collection, ex Lanz Graz IV, 1974, Hohenkubin middle bronzes, lot 134. The obv. legend might appear to end just COS II, and Buttrey accepted this reading in RIC, though I had informed him that I believed it was just a slightly tooled COS III.

Coming at last to the point, the sestertius obv. die with middle-bronze-size portrait and legend cannot originally have been cut as an As obv. die, because the one certain As of this issue has a variant, slightly shorter, obv. legend, and because in that case no sestertius obv. dies at all would have been engraved for use in this short issue. I also suspect that the broad ring of empty space outside the dotted border on this obv. die, shown clearly by RIC pl. 20, 137, suggests that it was always meant to be a sestertius not a middle-bronze die.

The Fortuna Redux rev. die of KC's new coin had earlier been used in the COS II DES III issue of late 70 AD, RIC pl. 15, 33, giving some support to my suggestion that this second small issue of bronzes in 71 was probably produced quite early in the year. The same rev. die, as Kraay observed, was also used a little later with an obv. die of the main VESPASIANVS issue of 71, Paris pl. XLIV, 486. But it is not certain, of course, that these two small issues of bronze coins were produced one after the other early in 71, before the main VESPASIANVS issue had started, as I have here suggested. Perhaps they were instead produced early in 71 indeed, but as isolated experiments alongside the main VESPASIANVS issue."

Thanks to Alberto "FlaviusDomitianus"

"Your coin is apparently unpublished and belongs to a small issue of Sestertii described in RIC 2.1 page 69:

"(d) Variant group of sestertii with small (as) die ending VESPASIAN AVG P M TR POT COS III - Pl. 20".

As noted by Carradice and Buttrey the obverse die has not be found on any As.

They are numbered from 137 to 141; since your reverse would be the first one in alfabetical order, it would probably get number 136A.

This small series is also discussed in the introduction (page 23)."

5 commentskcJun 15, 2019
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27 Anonymous issues. Time of Hadrian to Antoninus Pius. Rome Quadrans 117-161 AD21 viewsReference.
RIC 27; C. 39

Obv.
Griffin seated right

Rev. S-C
Tripod.

2.49 gr
15 mm
9h
2 commentsokidokiJun 15, 2019
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L Papius Denarius Serratus, Papia 1, Sym. var. RRC 1936 viewsObv:– Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin tied under chin. Behind head, horse's head.
Rev:– Gryphon running right; in ex., L. PAPI.; in field, donkey's head
Minted in Rome from . B.C. 79.
Reference(s) – RSC Papia 1. RRC 384/1. RCTV 311.
Symbol variety – RRC 193. Babelon unlisted. BMCRR unlisted. CNR unknown
maridvnvmJun 15, 2019
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Herennia Etruscilla (Augusta) Coin: Brass Sestertius6 viewsHERENNIA ETRVSCILLA AVG - Diademed and draped bust right.
PVDICITIA AVG, SC in exergue - Pudicitia seated left, drawing veil from head with right hand and long transverse sceptre in left.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (250 AD )
Wt./Size/Axis: 14.74g / 28mm / 12h
References:
RIC IV 136b (Decius)
Banti 8
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 3rd Blue Auction #1255 $0.00 06/19

Wife of Trajan Decius

Rome mint, 6th officina. 3rd emission of Trajan Decius, AD 250.
Gary W2Jun 15, 2019
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Huvishka Æ Tetradrachm6 viewsHuvishka. Circa AD 152-192.

26mm., 15.8g.

Huvishka reclining left on couch

Mao standing left, extending right hand, placing left on hilt of sword; tamgha to left

References:

AADN
RLJun 15, 2019
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Kanishka I AE drachm5 viewsKanishka I. c. 127–150 AD

18mm., 4.6g.

Crowned, diademed king standing facing, holding spear and sacrificing at altar at left, Bactrian legend around: [þAO KA ... NηþKI (King Kanishka)?]

Solar deity Mithra standing left, holding sword hilt and holding out hand in blessing, radiate nimbus around head, Bactrian legend right: [MIþAO?], tamgha at left

References:

AADL
RLJun 15, 2019
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKINOΠOΛITΩN, Telesphorus standing facing
16 mm, 2.30 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.21.13
Charles MJun 15, 2019
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANT(ΩN)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Hera standing left, holding patera and staff
17 mm, 3.60 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.3.18
Charles MJun 15, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKO[ΠOΛITΩN Π]POC I →CTPΩ, Asklepios in himation, standing frontal, head left, serpent entwined staff in right hand, left arm draped with hand on hip.
28 mm, 13.20 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.20.8
Charles MJun 15, 2019
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Alexandria, Troas

Obv: M AVRANTONINVS PIVS AV, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: COL ALEX →AVG, horse grazing right.
23 mm, 7.40 gms

RPC Online---; SNG Cop---.
Charles MJun 15, 2019
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Sextus Pompey -- Pompey the Great and Neptune with Catanaean Brothers21 viewsSextus Pompey, Imperator and Prefect of the Fleet
[Youngest Son of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus (Pompey the Great)]

Obv: [MAG⦁PIVS⦁IMP⦁ITER]; portrait of Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus r.; behind jug; before lituus. Border of dots.
Rev: above, [PRAE (AE ligatured) F]; in exergue, CLAS⦁ET⦁[ORAE (AE ligatured)⦁MAR (ligatured) IT⦁EX⦁S⦁C]; Neptune standing l., wearing diadem, aplustre in r. hand, cloak over l. arm, r. foot on prow,; on either side a Catanaean brother bearing one of his parents on his shoulders1. Border of dots.
Denomination: silver denarius; Mint: Sicily, uncertain location2; Date: summer 42 - summer 39 BC3; Weight: 3.68g; Diameter: 17mm; Die axis: 30º; References, for example: Sear CRI 334; BMCRR v. II Sicily 7, 8, 9, and 10; Sydenham 1344; Crawford RRC 511/3a.

Notes:

Obverse legend: MAG[NUS]⦁PIVS⦁IMP[ERATOR]⦁ITER[UM]
Reverse legend: PRAEF[ECTUS]⦁CLAS[SIS]⦁ET⦁ORAE⦁MARIT[IMAE]⦁EX⦁S[ENATUS]⦁C[ONSULTO]

1Grueber BMCRR v. II Sicily appears a bit hesitant in his pronouncement that the representation of the Catanaean brothers in fact refers to Sextus’ title Pius (p. 561), but Sear CRI appears to have no such hesitation when he states “...the type illustrates the theme of ‘Pietas’ in connection with the assumption of the name Pius.” (p.203). DeRose Evans (1987) goes further (pp. 115 - 116), arguing that Sextus chose the Catanaean brothers (“...he consciously identifies himself with the south Italian heroes”) as a way to deliberately contrast his Pietas with that of Octavian’s.
2Grueber BMCRR v. II Sicily tentatively suggests Catana as a possible location and Sear CRI follows suit.
3This is the date range argued for in Estiot 2006 (p. 145). Estiot recommends returning to Crawford’s proposal of 42 - 40 BC. Crawford RRC, p. 521 suggests the period in 42 BC after Sextus Pompey defeated Q. Salvidienus Rufus. Grueber BMCRR v. II Sicily, p.560 proposes 42 - 38 BC and Sydenham, p. 210 follows suit. DeRose Evans (1987), p. 129 offers a time between late summer 36 and September 36 BC.

Provenance: From the collection of W. F. Stoecklin, Amriswil, Switzerland, acquired from Hess AG in Luzern prior to 1975. Ex Dr. Jacob Hirsch 33, 17 November 1913, lot 1058

Photo credits: Shanna Schmidt Numismatics

Sources

BMCRR: Grueber, H. A. Coins of the Roman Republic in the British Museum v. II. London: 1910.
Crawford, Michael H. Roman Republican Coinage v. I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019 reprint with the 1982 corrections.
DeRose Evans, Jane. "The Sicilian Coinage of Sextus Pompeius (Crawford 511)" in Museum Notes (American Numismatic Society), vol. 32 (1987): 97 - 157.
Estiot, Sylviane. “Sex. Pompée, La Sicile et La Monnaie: Problèmes de Datation.” In Aere Perennivs, en hommage á Hubert Zehnacker, édité par Jacqueline Champeaux et Martine Chassignet. Paris: L’Université Paris - Sorbonne, 2006.
Sear, David R. The History and Coinage of the Roman Imperators 49 - 27 BC. London: Spink, 1998.
Sydenham, Edward A. The Coinage of the Roman Republic. New York: Arno Press, 1975, rev. ed.
2 commentsTracy AielloJun 14, 2019
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Sextus Pompey -- Pompey the Great and Neptune with Catanaean Brothers Hirsch Auction Catalogue11 viewsDr. Jacob Hirsch 33, 17 November 1913, lot 1058

Photo credits: Shanna Schmidt Numismatics
Tracy AielloJun 14, 2019
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BCC J358 viewsJudaea - AE Prutah
Caesarea Maritima
Herod Archelaus 4BCE - 6CE
Ethnarch of Judaea, Samaria, and Idumaea
Mint of Jerusalem
Obv:HPω∆OY
Bunch of grapes, vine leaf to left.
Rev:[EΘNAPXOY]
Tall military helmet, facing,
with crest and cheek straps,
caduceus, below left.
17mm. 2.33gm. Axis:90
Hendin III 505
v-dromeJun 14, 2019
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Byblus, Phoenicia

Obv: ...ANTWNINO, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: [IЄ PAC] → BYBΛOV, Astarte within hexastyle temple being crowned by Nike.
29 mm, 14.50 gms

BMC 51
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩ(NE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: Φ[IΛIΠΠ]OΠOΛEITΩN NEΩKOP(ΩN), Tripod with serpent entwined around central leg, head to right.
20 mm, 4.55 gms

Varbanov 1797 variant (bust type)
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Vologases III (Sellwood; Shore)/Pacorus I (Assar)24 viewsAR Drachm
O: Diademed bust left, wearing longer pointed, beard.
R: rcher (Arsakes I) seated right on throne, holding bow; monogram below bow.
Ekbatana mint
3.75g
20mm
Sellwood 78.5 (Vologases III); Sunrise –; Shore 415 (Vologases III).
2 commentsMatJun 14, 2019
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Roman Empire, Commodus, Bronze Medallion79 viewsObv. M AUREL COMMODUS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. P M TR P VIIII IMP VI COS IIII P P / TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Pomona seated right, holding corn ears and poppy in left hand, right hand raised to grapevine, below which two children in tub, and a third at feet of goddess.
Mint: Rome, 183 AD.

40mm 65.92g

Ex Tradart Sale 21, 15th February 2018, Lot 139.
Ex Ars Classica XVIII, Lucerne 1938, Lot 292.
Ex Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Auction 18, 27th May 1907, Lot 1031.

Pomona, a goddess among the Romans, presiding over fruit -trees. Her worship was of long standing at Rome, where there was a Flamen Pomonalis who sacrificed to her every year for the preservation of the fruit. She lived in the time of Procas, king of Alba, devoted to the culture of gardens, to which she confined herself and shunning all society with the male deities.
Vertumnus, under various shapes, tried to win her hand, sometimes he came as a reaper, sometimes as a haymaker, another time as a ploughman or a wine-dresser, a soldier and a fisherman, but to equally little purpose. At length, under the guise of an old woman, he won the confidence of the goddess. And, by enlarging on the evils of a single life and the blessings of the wedded state, by launching out into the praises of Vertumnus, and relating a tale of the punishment of female cruelty to a lover, he moved the heart of Pomona; whereupon, resuming his real form, he obtained the hand of the no longer reluctant nymph.

Felicitas Temporum ("Prosperity of the Times"), reflecting a Golden Age ideology, was among the innovative virtues that began to appear during the reigns of Trajan and Antoninus Pius. Septimius Severus, whose reign followed the exceedingly brief tenure of Pertinax and unsatisfactory conditions under Commodus, used coinage to express his efforts toward restoring the Pax Romana, with themes such as Felicitas Temporum and Felicitas Saeculi, "Prosperity of the Age" (saeculum), prevalent in the years 200 to 202. Some Imperial coins use these phrases with images of women and children in the emperor's family.
6 commentskcJun 14, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius16 viewsVespasian AR Denarius 20 Dec 69 CE to early 70 CE
18 mm 3.25 g
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG TR P; laureate head of Vespasian r
Rev: TITVS ET DOMITIAN CAESARES PRIN IVEN; Titus and Domitian seated left on curule chairs, each holding a branch
RIC 1124 (R)
Purchased from Germania Inferior Numismatics on Vcoins June 14, 2019

1 commentsorfewJun 14, 2019
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Diocletian Antoninianus18 viewsDiocletian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
CONCORDIA MILITVM
Emperor receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter holding sceptre. KΓ between

Cyzicus

RIC VI Cyzicus 16A

3.60g
2 commentsHarry GJun 14, 2019
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Price 36579 viewsBabylon. Bull head facing on the left. Monogram under throne. M under monogramChance VandalJun 14, 2019
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIAN-OΠOΛIT(ΩN), Concordia standing left, wearing kalathos, holding patera and cornucopia
17 mm, 2.40 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.36.30
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M [AVP] ANT(ΩNE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIAN-OΠOΛITΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn ears and long torch
18 mm, 2.80 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.5.10
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC (legend faint but legible), laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩNΠP →OC ICTPO ↓ N, Glykon in 4 elaborate coils, head right.
27 mm, 11.10 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.22.7
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NI/IKOΠ/OΛITΩN/ΠPOC IC/TPΩ, legend in 5 lines within laurel wreath.
27 mm, 13.15 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.54.18
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Hadrian Sestertius54 viewsObv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, draped bust right.
Rev. DACIA S C, Dacia seated left on rock, holding vexillum in right hand, curved sword in left.
Mint: Rome, 134-138 AD.

32/33mm 23.71g

RIC 849

Ex Kölner Münzkabinett, MA-Shops 2019
Ex Heidelberger Münzhandlung, Auction 76, 14th May 2018, lot 202.
Ex Thierry Parsy, Paris Auction 13/14th February 2018, lot 148.
Ex Collection Note (1910-1982)
4 commentskcJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous, AE Litra - Crawford 16/1a16 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous. 275-270 BCE.
AE Litra (9.89g; 22mm).
Southern Italian Mint.

Obverse: Nymph’s head, facing right, wearing diadem.

Reverse: Lion walking right, head facing; ROMANO in exergue.

References: Crawford 16/1a; Syd 5; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 23-27; RBW 10.

Provenance: NAC 114 (7 May 2019) Lot 1241; Hoskier Collection [Hess (15 Feb 1934) Lot 543].

Based on fabric, and style, this early Roman struck bronze was probably produced in southern Italy. The flan, which appears to have been cast with hemispheric molds that leave characteristic edge sprues, is typical of Neapolitan coins of similar age. The lion on the reverse is sometimes shown with a spear in its mouth and sometimes not. There is no spear evident on this coin.
1 commentsCarausiusJun 14, 2019
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06g. Constantine as Caesar: Treveri follis.21 viewsFollis, Summer 307, Treveri mint.
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C / Laureate bust of Constantine.
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM / Genius standing, holding patera and cornucopia. S in left field; A in right field.
Mint mark: PTR
7.75 gm., 27 mm.
RIC #719b; PBCC #122; Sear #15520.
1 commentsCallimachusJun 14, 2019
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06f. Constantine as Caesar: Lugdunum follis.16 viewsFollis, Spring 307, Lugdunum mint.
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS N C / Laureate bust of Constantine.
Reverse: GENIO POP ROM / Genius standing, holding patera and cornucopia. Lighted altar at left. N in right field.
Mint mark: PLG
6.86 gm., 34.5 mm.
RIC #213b; PBCC #246; Sear #15525.
CallimachusJun 14, 2019
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Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT K..., Laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: MAKAV...Ω..ЄΔЄCCA, Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
19 mm, 3.50 gms

BMC 75 variant (bust type)
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L Series, AE As - Crawford 97/22a16 viewsRome, The Republic.
L Series. 211-208 BCE.
AE As (27.67g; 37mm).
Luceria Mint.

Obverse: Janus head; --- (mark of values) above; L below.

Reverse: Prow to right; ROMA below; I (mark of value) above.

References: Crawford 97/22a; RBW 417-419.

Provenance: Ex Ambrose Collection [Roma X (9 Sept 2015), Lot 659]; Tkalek AG (8 Sept 2008), Lot 236.

Possibly over-struck, though the under-type is not attributable.

1 commentsCarausiusJun 14, 2019
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Petra

Obv: IMP C W AVP ANTWNI, Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: PETΛA, COLONI in exergue. Founder, right hand raised, ploughing right with pair of oxen, A in front of oxen fore feet.
19 mm, 6.50 gms

Spijkerman 56 variant (bust type), SNG ANS 1373
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous, AE Half-Litra - Crawford 26/413 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous. 234-231 BCE.
AE Half Litra (1.58g; 12mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Head of Roma in Phrygian helmet, facing right.

Reverse: Dog prancing toward right; ROMA in exergue.

References: Crawford 26/4; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 44-48.

Provenance: Ex NAC 84 (20 May 2015), Lot 765; purchased privately from Or Gestion Numismatique (Paris) in 2009.
1 commentsCarausiusJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, M. Arrius Secundus, AR Denarius - Crawford 513/221 viewsRome, The Imperators.
M. Arrius Secundus. 41 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.82g; 20mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: M. ARRIVS - SECVNDVS; bare head, with slight beard, facing right.

Reverse: Victory honors - wreath, spear and phalera.

References: Crawford 513/2; HCRI 319; Sydenham 1084; BMCRR 4210; Arria 2.

Provenance: Nomisma 59 (14 May 2019) Lot 134; Munzen und Medaillen XIX (5-6 Jun 1959) Lot 172; Munzhandlung Basel 10 (15 Mar 1938) Lot 486.

M. Arrius Secundus was likely son of Quintus Arrius, who had a victory in the Servile War against one of Spartacus’ lieutenants, but subsequently lost a battle to Spartacus himself. He was the only member of his gens to strike coins, and not much else is known about him.

The slightly-bearded, obverse portrait, while probably depicting the moneyer’s father, Quintus Arrius, also bears a striking resemblance to contemporaneous portraits of Octavian. However, without any inscription naming Caesar, a positive identification of the portrait remains debated by scholars. David Sear suggests that the portrait is deliberately ambiguous, as the political and military climate was very risky and the moneyer likely wanted plausible deniability that the portrait was Octavian. The reverse shows awards of victory granted to the moneyer’s father for his Servile War victory: a laurel wreath, golden spear and phalera (a military decoration attached to a harness and worn over a cuirass).
2 commentsCarausiusJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Cassius, AR Denarius - Crawford 500/116 viewsRome, The Imperators.
C. Cassius Longinus. 44-42 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.38g; 20mm).
Military Mint in Smyrna.

Obverse: C. CASSI – IMP; tripod with cauldron and laurel fillets.

Reverse: LENTVLVS SPINT; jug and lituus.

References: Crawford 500/1; HCRI 219; Sydenham 1308; BMCRR (East) 79; Cassia 14.

Provenance: Nomisma 59 (14 May 2019) Lot 121; P&P Santamaria (4 May 1961) Lot 168.

This coin was struck for Cassius, one of the chief assassins of Julius Caesar, when Brutus and Cassius met in Smyrna, circa early 42 BCE. The tripod obverse type was borrowed from a slightly earlier Aureus produced for Cassius by his legate, M. Aquinus. The tripod may reference Cassius’ membership in one of the sacred colleges. Cassius was elected to the augurate in 57 BCE, to which the implements on the reverse of this coin certainly allude. The coin was produced on Cassius’ behalf by P. Cornelius Lentulus Spinther, who also produced coins for Brutus at the same time. For more information on Spinther, see my example of his Brutus denarius at: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-145289

Until the discovery of a large, mint-state, hoard in the early 2000’s, this was one of the rarest types in the Roman Republican series. While recent hoard examples of the type are scarce, old provenanced examples, like this, remain extremely rare.
2 commentsCarausiusJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous, AE Double Litra - Crawford 17/1a11 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous. Before 269 BCE.
AE Double Litra (5.7g; 18mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Goddess in crested Corinthian helmet, facing left.

Reverse: Bridled horse head on base, facing right; ROMANO behind.

References: Crawford 17/1a; Sydenham 3; BMCRR (Rom-Camp) 6-7.

Provenance: Ex Dan Clark Collection (active 1980s-1990s).

CarausiusJun 14, 2019
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous, AE Litra - Crawford 25/310 viewsRome, The Republic.
Anonymous. 241-235 BCE.
AE Litra (2.67g; 15mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Beardless head of Mars in crested Corinthian helmet, facing right.

Reverse: Bridled horse head facing right; sickle behind; ROMA below.

References: Crawford 25/3; Sydenham 26; BMCRR (Romano-Campanian) 64-67.

Provenance: Ex Volteia Collection.

This series is the first Roman coinage to bear the inscription ROMA, a change from the earlier ROMANO inscriptions. The early ROMANO inscriptions may have been either an abbreviation of the genitive plural ROMANORVM (“of the Romans”) or dative ROMANO (“by the Romans”) either of which would be similar grammar to Greek coin inscriptions. The move to the nominative case ROMA, may have been a simple shift to Roman/Latin usage consistent with the coinage taking on a more “Roman” character, as minting activity had moved from southern Italy to Rome many years before. The sickle symbol on the reverse, as well as common devices across denominations, links this issue to contemporaneous Roman silver didrachms also bearing the sickle. This marks the first time in the emerging Roman coinage that a clear-intentioned, bi-metallic series emission can be established.
CarausiusJun 14, 2019
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Pautalia, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC. laureate head right.
Rev: OVΛΠIAC ΠAVTAΛIAC. serpent with four coils, radiate, nimbate head right.
28 mm, 14.00 gms

Varbanov 5489 variant (bust type and obverse legend); Varbanov 5205 (as Caracalla)
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Aelia Capitolina, Judaea

Obv: Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: The stone of Emesa, surmounted by eagle, carried on quadriga facing.
24 mm, 8.96 gms

Sofaer 120
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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aelia120-19 viewsElagabalus
Aelia Capitolina, Judaea

Obv: Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: ...AELIA..., The stone of Emesa, surmounted by eagle, carried on quadriga facing.
23 mm, 11.04 gms

Sofaer 120
Charles MJun 14, 2019
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Facing Head of Larissa22 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa
Obv: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left, wearing ampyx, a pendant earring, and a simple necklace.
Rev: Horse crouching r., l. foreleg raised and bent (almost parallel with belly/ground), preparing to roll. ΛAPIΣ above horse and AIΩN in the exergue.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 356 - 342 BC1; Weight: 5.920g; Diameter: 19.2mm; Die axis: 135º; References, for example: Lorber Hoard, pl. 3, 27 (same dies); BCD Thessaly I 11582; BCD Thessaly II 316; HGC 4 4543.

Notes:
1This is the date range stated in BCD Thessaly I. This coin appears to fall within Lorber’s Phase Late II or Phase Late III. See Lorber Hoard and Lorber 2008.
2The coin referenced in this auction catalogue is actually a silver stater, but in discussing the coin the catalogue states that the earliest Larissian staters “...bear the normal types of a drachm….”
3The picture of the coin in this reference does not show the foreleg raised and bent, but the entry does reference BCD Thessaly II, lots 312 - 320, which matches one of the references here.
The city of Larissa was named after the local water nymph, said to be the daughter of Pelasgos. He was said to be the ancestor of the pre-Greek Pelasgians. According to myth Larissa drowned while playing ball on the banks of the Peneios river. (HGC p. 130).

Provenance: from the BCD collection, with his tag noting "Thz. G/ni ex Thess., Apr. 94, SFr. 100.-"

Photo credits: Forum Ancient Coins

Sources

BCD Thessaly I: Nomos AG, Auction 4. Coins of Thessaly, the BCD Collection. (10 May 2011, Zurich).
BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber Hoard: Lorber, Catharine C. “A Hoard of Facing Head Larissa Drachms” in Schweizerische Numismatische Rundschau, vol. 79 (2000): 7 - 15.
Lorber, Catharine C. “Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa” in American Journal of Numismatics, second series 20 (2008): 119 - 142.
1 commentsTracy AielloJun 13, 2019
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Roman Empire, Maximus, Sestertius113 viewsObv. MAXIMVS CAES GERM, draped bust right.
Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS S C, emperor standing left, holding baton and spear, at the right two standards.
Mint : Rome, 236-238 AVG

32 mm 21.38g

RIC 13; Cohen 14; BMC 213

Ex Münzenhandlung Manfred Olding, Lagerliste
Ex Reusing /Schürer Collection
Ex Münzenhandlung A. Riechman 1930 (65 Reichsmark)
6 commentskcJun 13, 2019
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CALABRIA, Taras, c. 272-240 BC. AR Nomos 21 views6.57g, 3h
Nude rider on horse standing to left, crowning his horse; to right, ; below, .
Rev. Phalanthos, nude, riding on dolphin to left, holding Nike with his right hand and trident with his left; to right, bunch of grapes.
Evans VIII A, 10. HN III 1026. SNG Paris 2006 ff. Vlasto 842-4.
Extremely fine.
1 commentsLeoJun 13, 2019
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Trebonianus Gallus AR Antoninianus11 viewsTrebonianus Gallus, AR Antoninianus, Antioch, 251-253 AD, 21.6mm; 3.55 gr.
Obverse- IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Reverse- VICTORIA AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath and palm.
RIC IV-3, 93;
Paul R3Jun 13, 2019
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Philip II Æ1813 viewsPhilip II. 359-336 BC

Unknown Macedonian mint

18 mm., 6.34g.

Head of Apollo with diadem right

ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ. Youth on horseback riding left.

References:

AAEK
RLJun 13, 2019
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Alexander III 'the Great' Æ1914 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323).

Macedonian mint. 336-323 BC.

19mm., 3.99g.

Macedonian shield with head of Herakles ornamenting boss facing three-quarters right in centre, five double crescent-like ornaments around

B - A (BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞAN∆POY) flanking. Macedonian officer's helmet facing with ear flaps and crest from side to side; grain-ear

References: SNG Alpha Bank 849 (?); Price 2806 (?)

AAES
RLJun 13, 2019
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Philip II Æ1812 viewsPhilip II. 359-336 BC

Unknown Macedonian mint

18mm., 5.38g.

Beardless head of Heracles r. wearing lion skin headdress

ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ: Nude youth on horseback, whipping horse

References:

AAGN
RLJun 13, 2019
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ric29813 viewsElagabalus
AE As, Rome

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right.
Rev: PONTIF. MAX. TR. P. II. COS. II. P. P., S.C. in exergue, Elagabalus in quadriga left, holding branch and scepter, crowned by Victory who stands behind him.
24 mm, 9.70 gms

RIC 298
Charles MJun 13, 2019
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varb176211 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEIT[ΩN NEΩKOPΩN], naked athlete advancing right, arms up in boxing pose, fists clinched.
19 mm, 3.10 gms

Varbanov 1762
Charles MJun 13, 2019
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varbxxx10 viewsElagabalus
Philippopolis, Thrace

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANT(ΩNE)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: Φ[IΛIΠΠOΠOΛ]EITΩN NEΩKO →PΩN, winged figure (Genius?), legs crossed, leaning on column, holding object.
19 mm, 3.10 gms

Cf. Varbanov 1559 (Caracalla)

Not in Varbanov. The portrait is obviously Elagabalus.
Charles MJun 13, 2019
1559.jpg
hhj8.26.22.1410 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠA NOB POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN →(ΠP)OC IC, in left field, TP, in right field ON, Glykon wearing crown, head right, in several elaborate coils.
26 mm, 11.50 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.22.14
Charles MJun 13, 2019
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Medieval Spain Jaume II Dinero 1291-1327 AD11 viewsJaume II Dinero 1291-1327 AD
Obverse- Crowned portrait facing left..BARQVINONA
Reverse- Long cross..IA CO BR EX
Barcelona Cru.v.s 340.1
Paul R3Jun 12, 2019
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10 Constantius II28 viewsConstantius II. AE2. Lyons. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademe, draped, cuirassed bust right, A behind head / FEL TEMP RE-PARATIO, soldier standing left, one knee drawn up, about to spear fallen horseman wearing a Phrygian helmet and is sitting on ground, arms raised. A in left field. Mintmark SLG

RIC Lyons 100
2 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jun 12, 2019
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Philip IV VIII Maravedis No Visible 1659-165220 views1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Jun 12, 2019
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24 viewsGordian III. AD 238-244. Æ Sestertius (27mm, 15.30 g, 12h). Rome mint, 5th officina. 12th emission, AD 243. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Victory standing left, holding palm frond and shield set on captive seated left. RIC IV 338a; Banti 106.2 commentspaul1888Jun 12, 2019
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Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius11 viewsDIVAE IVLIAE AVG DIVI TITI F SPQR - Carpentum drawn right by two mules.
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P - Legend surrounding large S C
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (92-94 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 21.24g / 33mm / 6h
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC II 760 (Domitian)
BMCRE 471-3 (Domitian)
Sear 2891
Cohen 10
Provenances:
Münzhandlung André Cichos
Acquisition/Sale: Münzhandlung André Cichos MA-Shops $0.00 08/18

Julia Titi was the daughter of the Emperor Titus, and although married, she had an affair with her uncle Domitian. In 83 A.D., Domitian divorced his wife and lived openly with her. It has been said that she died because Domitian forced her to have an abortion but modern research indicates this allegation is false.

Per RIC-Rare
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
imgonline-com-ua-twotoone-yQKgTlpIp6vJ3j-Augustus~0.jpg
Augustus (Augustus Caesar) Coin: Brass Sestertius10 viewsOB CIVIS SERVATOS - OB above, SERVATOS below, CIVIS within oak wreath between two laurel branches
C • ASINIVS • C • F • GALLVS • III • VIR • A • A • A • F • F •, large S • C. - Legend surrounding large S C
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (16 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 22.70g / 35mm / 7h
References:
RIC I 370
BMCRE 157 = BMCRR Rome 4594
BN 372-6
Cohen 367
Sear5 1644
Acquisition/Sale: cutiepagirl Ebay $0.00 09/18
Notes: Sep 7, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

From CNG:
During the reign of Augustus a number of curious coins were produced, usually termed trial pieces or patterns. They tend to be of very much heavier weight than usual (the present piece is between 45-50% heavier than normal coins of this type), or struck on much larger flans (such as a quadrans struck on the flan of a dupondius). Exactly why they were struck is uncertain, but it is probable that they served as presentation pieces, either for officials or for friends and family of the moneyer’s. In that sense they were probably not overvalued for circulation (which the medallions of the 2nd and later centuries certainly were) but simply were impressive coins designed to be used by select people. This is quite an fine example of one of those Augustan issues - a remarkably medallic looking example of this type is in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge (CM-RI.58.R) - and one can imagine how the possessor of such a coin would carefully save it for a special purch

Per RIC-Rare
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Titus (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius27 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS VESP - Radiate Vespasian seated left holding branch and scepter.
IMP T CAES DIVI VESP F AVG P M TR P P P COS VIII Around large S C - Legend surrounding large S C
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (80 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 24.10g / 35mm / 12h
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC II 145
Sear 2573
Cohen 207
Provenances:
Father Wilbur B. Dexter Collection
CNG
Acquisition/Sale: fvrivs.rvfvs eBay CNG Electronic/137 #216 $0.00 11/18
Notes: Jan 5, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Per RIC-Rare
2 commentsGary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius12 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P - Laureate head right
TR POT COS III - Juno Sospita advancing right, brandishing spear and shield; serpent before
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (140-144AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.25g / 32mm / 360
Rarity: Extremely Rare
References:
BMCRE pg. 210
and note = Strack 887
Unpublished
RIC 608 var (legends)
Acquisition/Sale: distinctivecoins Ebay

Extremely Rare. From CNG: Strack only identified two examples, in Münich and the Vatican, but the latter of which may have a third example.

I feel very fortunate to have gotten this coin. The dealer had it listed as a 'Minerva' reverse but as I researched the reverse, I found that it was not 'Minerva' but 'Juno Sospita'.
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Caligula (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius31 viewsC CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT - Laureate head left
AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA - AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA, the three sisters of Caligula standing, in the guises of Securitas, Concordia, and Fortuna, S C (senatus consulto) in exergue
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (37-38AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 27.88g / 35.6mm / 180
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC I 33
BMCRE p. 152, 36
BnF II 47
Cohen I 4
SRCV I 1800
Provenances:
Forvm Ancient Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Forvm Ancient Coins Internet

ODERINT, DUM METUANT (LET THEM HATE, SO LONG AS THEY FEAR). — CALIGULA

From Numismatica Ars Classica:
Many aspects of Caligula's reign have captured the imagination of historians, but the sexual relationships he is said to have pursued with his sisters is perhaps most shocking of all. It is on par with the exploits of Elagabalus or the alleged seduction of young Nero by his deranged mother Agrippina Jr., who, by no mere coincidence, was one of Caligula's sisters.
Caligula's incestuous relationships with his sisters are alleged by the relatively contemporary historians Suetonius and Josephus. Much later, in the fourth and fifth centuries, these original claims were echoed by various writers, including Eutropius, Aurelius Victor, St. Jerome, Orosius and the anonymous compiler of the Epitome de caesaribus. The truth of the claims, of course, is impossible to confirm, and there is a healthy dose of scepticism among modern scholars.
Whatever personal or sexual affection Caligula may have felt toward his sisters, this coinage is purely political and dynastic in flavour. His sisters are each named and are shown in the guise of personifications: the eldest, Agrippina Junior, as Securitas, the middle-sister, Drusilla, as Concordia, and the youngest, Julia Livilla, as Fortuna.
This remarkable type was produced on two occasions, his initial coinage of 37-38, and again in 39-40. The example offered here belongs to the first coinage, which was issued when all three of the imperial women were alive. Drusilla, Caligula's favourite sister (and the one with whom he is said to have had an enduring incestuous relationship), died tragically on June 10, 38, nearly three months after the last coins of the initial issue were struck.
By the time the last issue was produced (beginning March 18, 39), Drusilla had been accorded the status of a goddess, providing the curious circumstance of a goddess being portrayed in the guise of a personification. Life in the palace worsened after Drusilla's death and Caligula's affection for his remaining two sisters declined.
The circumstances reported by the ancient sources are nothing short of bizarre: Drusilla had been married to Marcus Aemilius Lepidus, who had also been Caligula's lover. After Drusilla died, Lepidus extended his sexual liaisons to include Agrippina and Julia Livilla, his former sisters-in-law. By late in 39 this web of relationships seems to have evolved into a failed plot by Lepidus against Caligula, who executed Lepidus and sent his two sisters into exile out of their suspected complicity.
All of this palace intrigue occurred in the midst of the second issue of 'three sisters' sestertii, the production of which Caligula probably halted immediately since of the three sisters shown, one was dead and two were in exile for having plotted against his life.

From Wikisource:
It is easy to understand why the peace and harmony which had been reestablished for a moment in the troubled imperial family by the advent of Caligula should have been of brief duration. His grandmother and his sisters were Romans, educated in Roman ideals, and this exotic madness of his could inspire in them only an irresistible horror. This brought confusion into the imperial family, and after having suffered the persecutions of Sejanus and his party, the unhappy daughters of Germanicus found themselves in the toils of the exacting caprices of their brother. In fact, in 38, Caligula had already broken with his grandmother, whom the year before he had had proclaimed Augusta; and between the years 38 and 39, catastrophes followed one another in the family with frightful rapidity. His sister Drusilla, whom, as Suetonius tells us, he already treated as a lawful wife, died suddenly of some unknown malady while still very young. It is not improbable that her health may have been ruined by the horror of the wild adventure, which was neither human nor Roman, into which her brother sought to drag her by marriage. Caligula suddenly declared her a goddess, to whom all the cities must pay honors. He had a temple built for her, and appointed a body of twenty priests, ten men and ten women, to celebrate her worship; he decreed that her birthday should be a holiday, and he wished the statue of Venus in the Forum to be carved in her likeness.

But in proportion as Caligula became more and more fervid in this adoration of his dead sister, the disagreement between himself and his other two sisters became more embittered. Julia Livilla was exiled in 38; Agrippina, the wife of Domitius Enobarbus°, in 39, and about this same time the venerable Antonia died. It was noised about that Caligula had forced her to commit suicide, and that Agrippina and Livilla had taken part in a conspiracy against the life of the emperor. How much truth there may be in these reports it is difficult to say, but the reason for all these catastrophes may be affirmed with certainty. Life in the imperial palace was no longer possible, especially for women, with this madman who was transforming Rome into Alexandria and who wished to marry a sister. Even Tiberius, the son of Drusus and co-heir to the empire with Caligula, was at about this time defeated in some obscure suit and disappeared.

Many aspects of Caligula’s reign have captured the imagination of historians, but the sexual relationships he is said to
have pursued with his sisters is perhaps most shocking of all. It is on par with the exploits of Elagabalus or the alleged
seduction of young Nero by his deranged mother Agrippina Jr., who, by no mere coincidence, was one of Caligula’s
sisters.
Caligula’s incestuous relationships with his sisters are alleged by the relatively contemporary historians Suetonius and
Josephus. Much later, in the fourth and fifth centuries, these original claims were echoed by various writers, including
Eutropius, Aurelius Victor, St. Jerome, Orosius and the anonymous compiler of the Epitome de caesaribus. The truth of
the claims, of course, is impossible to confirm, and there is a healthy dose of skepticism among modern scholars.
Whatever personal or sexual affection Caligula may have felt toward his sisters, this coinage is purely political and
dynastic in flavour. His sisters are each named and are shown in the guise of personifications: the eldest, Agrippina Junior,
as Securitas, the middle-sister, Drusilla, as Concordia, and the youngest, Julia Livilla, as Fortuna.
This remarkable type was produced on two occasions, his initial coinage of 37-38, and again in 39-40. The example
offered here belongs to the first coinage, which was issued when all three of the imperial women were alive. Drusilla,
Caligula’s favourite sister (and the one with whom he is said to have had an enduring incestuous relationship), died
tragically on June 10, 38, nearly three months after the last coins of the initial issue were struck.
By the time the last issue was produced (beginning March 18, 39), Drusilla had been accorded the status of a goddess,
providing the curious circumstance of a goddess being portrayed in the guise of a personification. Life in the palace
worsened after Drusilla’s death and Caligula’s affection for his remaining two sisters declined.
The circumstances reported by the ancient sources are nothing short of bizarre: Drusilla had been married to Marcus
Aemilius Lepidus, who had also been Caligula’s lover. At least after Drusilla died, Lepidus extended his sexual liaisons to
include Agrippina and Julia Livilla, his former sisters-in-law. By late in 39 this web of relationships seems to have evolved
into a failed plot by Lepidus against Caligula, who executed Lepidus and sent his two sisters into exile out of their
suspected complicity.
All of this palace intrigue occurred in the midst of the second issue of ‘three sisters’ sestertii, the production of which
Caligula probably halted immediately since of the three sisters shown, one was dead and two were in exile for having
plotted against his life.

Per RIC-Rare
3 commentsGary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Gaius/Caligula (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius10 viewsC CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR POT IIII P P - Pietas, seated left, holding patera and resting arm on small statue of Spes
DIVO AVG S C - Caligula, veiled and togate, sacrifices with patera over garlanded altar
Exergue:




Mint: Rome (40-41AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.40g / 34.5mm / 180
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC 51
Provenances:
Incitatus Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Incitatus Coins Vcoins

his coin commemorates the dedication of the temple of Divus Augustus, completed in 37 AD, with a remarkable scene of Gaius Caligula in his role of pontifex maximus leading the sacrificial ceremonies, dedicating the Temple on August 30th and 31st in AD 37.


The Temple of Divus Augustus stood between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, behind the Basilica Julia, on the site of the house that Augustus had inhabited before he entered public life. The temple’s construction began during the reign of Tiberius, having been vowed by the Roman Senate shortly after Augustus’ death in AD 14. However it was not until after the death of Tiberius in 37 that the temple was finally completed and dedicated by his successor Caligula, which scene is presented here.

Per RIC-Rare
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Caligula (Augustus) Coin: Bronze As9 viewsCAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII P P - Bare head left
VESTA SC - Vesta, veiled and draped, seated left, on throne with ornamented back and legs, holding patera in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (40-41AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 12.50g / 29mm / 180
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC 1-Gaius 54
Cohen 29
BMCRE 73
Provenances:
Incitatus Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Incitatus Coins Vcoins

Per RIC: This late series, the final issue from 40-41 AD, is rated R in RIC. The other type from 39-40 AD with the same obverse legend is scarce, whilst the standard type from 37-39 AD is rated common. I find the 39-40 AD issues to be the rarest of them all.
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Tiberius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius8 views(no legend) - Triumphal quadriga without driver, stepping right, drawing a cart decorated with Victory, a trophy and a prisoner
TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXXVII - Legend surrounding large S C
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (35-36 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 27.07g / 33mm / 12h
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC 60
C. 66
BMC 113
CBN 91
Provenances:
Bertolami Fine Arts
Acquisition/Sale: Bertolami Fine Arts VCoins

The empty Quadriga probably alludes to the action of L. Vitellius against the Parthians, although no decision is known about the attribution of the Signa triumphalia to L. Vitellius. The father of the future emperor had been sent by Tiberius as legatus Augusti pro praetore to Syria, as in Armenia the Parthian king Artabanos III had used his son Arsakes. Lucius Vitellius was extremely successful, not only succeeded in establishing a king of Rome's mercy in Armenia, but also in Parthia himself to install a new king. Artabanos III had to flee to the Scythians.

Per RIC-Rare
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Nero (Augustus) Coin: Bronze AS8 viewsNERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP - Laureate head right
PACE P R VBIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT - Temple of Janus with latticed window to right and closed doors to left, S-C in exergue.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (65 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 10.93g / 28mm / 6h
Rarity: Rare (SC in exergue)
References:
RIC I 306, 309 var. (SC in exergue),
Sear 1974 var. (SC in exergue)
Cohen 164 var. (SC in exergue)
BMCRE p. 249, 232 var. (SC in exergue)
Cohen 163 var. (obv. legend)
Provenances:
ex Munzen und Medaillen Ag Basel 1981
Acquisition/Sale: tradinae Ebay

This is possibly a very rare specimen. This coin is unlisted in all of the major references. Only one other specimen has been found online. a March 3, 2008 auction from Jean Elsen & ses Fils S.A.

In RIC on p. 168, there is a footnote stating "309. A Vatican example has S C in ex."

The reverse of this type alludes to the closing of the doors of the Temple of Janus in 66, signifying that there was once again peace throughout the entire Roman world. This extremely rare state of affairs was made possible by the efforts of Nero's general, Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo. Corbulo's successful prosecution of the war in the east against the Parthians earned him the respect of the military and popularity among the people of Rome, but also the jealousy and fear of Nero who compelled him to take his own life.

Lettering: NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP

Translation:
Nero Caesar Aug (-ustus) Germ (-anicus) Imp (-erator):
"Nero Caesar, August, Victor of the Germans, Emperor".

PACE P R VBIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT
S/C

Translation:
Pace P (-opulo) R (-omano) Ubiq (-ue) Parta Janum Clusit:
"Peace of the Roman People being established everywhere, the Gates of the Temple of Janus are Closed".
S (-enatus) C (-onsulto):
"By Decree of the Senate".

From Wikipedia:
In ancient Rome, the main Temple of Janus stood in the Roman Forum near the Argiletum. It had doors on both ends, and inside was a statue of Janus, the two-faced god of boundaries. The Temple doors (the "Gates of Janus") were closed in times of peace and opened in times of war.

According to Livy 1.19 the second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius, decided to distract the early, warlike Romans from their violent ways by instilling in them awe and reverence. His projects included promoting religion, certain priesthoods, and the building of temples as a distraction with the beneficial effect of imbuing spirituality. The Temple of Janus was Numa's most famous temple project.

Coins sometimes are the only evidence that survives to illustrate lost Roman monuments, such as the Arcus Neronis, a
monument that probably did not long survive Nero’s downfall. Details of the date and the location of the arch are sketchy,
but the coinage provides an excellent understanding of its form, and, with some variety, we can appreciate the relief’s
decorative elements and statues that adorned it.
It is generally accepted that the arch celebrates the victories of the general Corbulo over the Parthians, and that it was built
on the Capitoline Hill sometime between 58 and 62. Its precise location has not been determined from ancient sources or
from archaeological investigation, though proximity to the Temple of Vejovis or the Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus have
both been suggested.
This coin was struck during one of the rare moments of peace within the Empire. Suetonius (Nero 15) describes the visit to
Rome of Tiridates, Rome’s candidate for the throne of the buffer-state Armenia after Corbulo’s victories over the
Parthians. Tiridates made a ceremonial supplication to Nero, was crowned king of his native land, after which, Suetonius
reports, “The people then hailed Nero as Imperator and, after dedicating a laurel-wreath in the Capitol, he closed the
double doors of the Temple of Janus, as a sign that all war was at an end.”

From CNG:

The temple of Janus, the Roman god of beginnings and endings, was one of Rome’s most ancient centers of worship. It was said that Romulus had built it after he made peace with the Sabines, and that it was king Numa who decreed that its doors should be opened during times of war and shut during times of peace. In all of Roman history until the reign of Nero, the temple doors had been shut perhaps five or six times – once under king Numa (who originated the tradition), once at the end of the Second Punic War, three times under Augustus, and, according to Ovid, once under Tiberius.

In 65 AD, when peace had been generally established in the Empire, Nero understandably requested the closing of the temple’s doors. He marked the event with great celebrations and commemorated it by issuing a large and impressive series of coins. The inscription on this issue announces “the doors of Janus have been close after peace has been procured for the Roman People on the land and on the sea." Despite Nero’s contentment with affairs on the empire’s borders, the year 65 AD was rife with domestic tragedy: much of Rome was still in ashes from the great fire of the previous year, Nero narrowly escaped death in the Pisonian conspiracy, and not long afterward he had kicked to death his pregnant wife Poppaea.

From the Dictionary of Roman Coins:
PACE. P.R. TERRA. MARIQ. PARTA. IANVM. CLVSIT. - The first and second brass medals of Nero, on which this interesting legend appears, represent in their type the temple of Janus shut - a circumstance limited to the very rare epochas of an universal peace. - It is only on his coins that Nero is recorded to have closed the sacred fane of old BIFRONS, after having procured peace for the Roman people by land and sea. But possibly the infatuation of that vain tyrant prompted him to boast of a peace which seems denied as a fact by some historians - and though the coinis themselves are common, it is uncertain to what year the reverse alludes. - On others we read Pace populi Romani ubique (instead of Terra Marique) parta Janum clusit. - It will be remarked that CLVSIT is here read for CLVSIT is here read for CLAVSIT. That "this was a mode of writing the word in Nero's time is proved (observes Eckhel), not only by these coins, but by the contemporaneous authority of Seneca, who in various passages of his work employs the term cludere for claudere." - See Janus.
According to Livy, the temple of Janus, which remained always open when Rome was at war, was shut only once, from the foundation of the city to the battle of Actium. Under Augustus it was closed three times; and one of the occasions was about the perion of our Blessed Saviour's Nativity, when as the writings of the Fathers attest, the whole world enjoyed peace.

From Roma:
Janus was a god unique to the Romans, for whom the ancient Greek pantheon (whence the greater part of the Roman religion was derived) had no equivalent. Janus was the god of gateways, beginnings and endings, transitions and duality, of war and peace. The structure commonly referred to as the Temple of Janus, but more correctly the Ianus Geminus, Ianus Quirinus or Portae Belli, was not a temple at all in the traditional sense. Built by the second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius, the doors of the Ianus Geminus were opened to indicate that Rome was at war and closed during times of peace. Since the time of Numa and before the time of Nero, the doors were said to have been closed only in 235 BC, after the first Punic war; and three times during the reign of Augustus.

The structure itself was probably originally conceived and executed in wood and other perishable materials, but contained an archaic bronze statue of the god which held in the one hand a key, denoting his role as the supreme gate-keeper in both spatial and temporal senses, and in the other a staff, signifying both his authority and role as a divine guide. Said to have been situated between the Forum Julium and the Forum Romanum, close to where the Argiletum entered the forum, it consisted of twin gates opposite each other; the cult statue was between them. No roof is indicated, and it may have been an open enclosure. While there is no literary evidence that the temple was destroyed or rebuilt, it must have been moved to make way for the construction of the Basilica Aemilia in 179 BC.

The Ianus Geminus as it existed from that time until the reign of Domitian, and as depicted on this and other coins struck by Nero, evidently had walls of ashlar masonry under a grated window set beneath a decorated frieze. Double doors of bronze and iron are reported by Virgil, and are shown framed by columns, with a wreath hanging overhead. Virgil, whose literary epic the Aeneid enshrined and embellished Roman traditions for eternal posterity, relates that "When the senators have irrevocably decided for battle, the consul himself, a figure conspicuous in Quirine toga of State and Gabine cincture, unbolts these gates, and their hinge-posts groan; it is he who calls the fighting forth" (Virgil, Aeneid, VII.601-615). Yet Virgil and his contemporaries Ovid and Horace disagreed on the meaning of the ritual closing of the gates. To Virgil, it was War that was being locked behind the twin gates; for Ovid and Horace, it was Peace that was kept within. Regardless, the symbolism of opening or closing the gates of the Ianus Geminus was powerful indeed; thus following the favourable end to a war with Parthia in 63 thanks to the efforts of the general Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, and the general establishment of peace across Rome's borders by 65, Nero famously closed the doors to great fanfare in AD 66 as a sign that all war was at an end.
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Tiberius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius7 viewsDIVO AVGVSTO SPQR - Statue of Augustus seated left on throne, set on ornate triumphal car drawn by four elephants.
TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST PM TR POT XXXVII around large SC - Legend surrounding large S C
Mint: Rome (35-36 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 22.00g / 33.50mm / 12h
Rarity: R3
References:
RIC (Tib.) 62
MIR 2, 52-4
BMCRE 108 (Tiberius)
BN 90 (Tiberius)
Cohen 307 (Augustus)
Provenances:
Artemide Aste
Acquisition/Sale: Artemide Aste Internet 45E #259 $0.00 12/18
Notes: Jan 23, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Per RIC-Rarity 3
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Caligula (Augustus) Coin: Brass Dupondius7 viewsNERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES - Nero and Drusus Caesar on horseback riding r., cloaks flying behind them.
C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG P M TR P IIII PP - Legend around S C
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (40-41AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 15.99g / 29mm / 180
Rarity: R2
References:
Cohen 2
RIC Gaius 49
BMC Gaius 70
CBN Gaius 120
Provenances:
Bertolami Fine Arts
Acquisition/Sale: Bertolami Finearts Vcoins

ODERINT, DUM METUANT (LET THEM HATE, SO LONG AS THEY FEAR). — CALIGULA

From: Incitatus Coins
Nero and Drusus were the elder brothers of Caligula, and the sons of Germanicus. Both were heirs of Tiberius and both were killed by the machinations of Sejanus. Caligula survived Sejanus, and the subsequent years, to become emperor. He immediately proclaimed his informed uncle Claudius as his co-consul, an appointment made so that Caligula could, in essence, rule as sole consul. Claudius was given the modest
task of preparing a celebration of Caligula's brothers, including statues in their honor. According to 'I Claudius', Claudius encountered difficulty in completing these statues on time. The completed statues appear on this coinage.

From Joe Geranio:
The dupondii issues of the brothers of Caligula , Nero and Drusus Caesar was no doubt to remind the Roman populace about the Dioscuri the saviors of the Roman state. The Dioscuri won a miraculous battle in 496 B.C. and then on the same day appear in the Roman Forum to tell the populace about the victory, no doubt Caligula wanted to associate himself with the Dioscuri with this issue of the gods represented as Nero and Drusus Caesars galloping on their horses with ease as though the wind is blowing in their hair. This familial propaganda would cement that the sons of Germanicus and Agrippina would reign and were in control.

Historical Context

Suetonius states in (Caligula 22.1-2) “Up until now I have been discussing Caligula in his capacity as an emperor; we must now consider him in his capacity as a monster….

Eventually Caligula began to claim for himself a Divine majesty;…..he extended a part of the Palatine palace all the way out to the Forum, transforming the Temple of Castor and Pollux into an entrance hall for the Palace. There in the Temple he would often take his seat between the twin gods, presenting himself for worship to those he approached.”

Dio, (History 59.28.5) states, “ Caligula went so far as to divide in two the Temple of the Dioscuri in the Roman Forum, making a passageway to the Palatine that went right between the two cult statues. As a result, he was fond of saying that he regarded the Dioscuri as his gate-keepers. NEW ARCHAEOLOGY: Regarding the extension from the palace - http://news.stanford.edu/news/2003/september10/caligula-910.html Stanford Report, September 10, 2003, this was thought for years until 2003 to have been impossible.
Did Caligula have a God complex?

From Suetonius:
But he (Claudius) was exposed also to actual dangers. First in his very consulship, when he was all but deposed, because he had been somewhat slow in contracting for and setting up the statues of Nero and Drusus, the emperor's brothers.

From Roma:
Nero and Drusus were the brothers of the future emperor Caligula, and the children of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder. More significantly Tiberius adopted both sons as grandchildren, and it was thought that Nero, being the oldest, would succeed Tiberius. However, Nero and his mother were accused of treason in 29 AD, and Nero’s demise quickly followed when he was exiled to the island of Ponza. Drusus suffered a similar fate a year later in 30 AD and, having been accused of plotting against his Grandfather and Emperor, he was thrown into prison in 33 AD where he was left to starve.

Additional images:
The Circus of Caligula and Nero

Circus of Nero (or Circus of Gaius (Caligula)) was a circus in ancient Rome placed at the location of today's Basilica of St. Peter in Vatican. All that is left today of this circus is obelisk that stood at its center.

Caligula (31 August 12 AD - 22 January 41 AD), a Roman emperor, began construction of this circus in the year 40 AD on the land of his mother, Agrippina. Claudius, who succeeded him, finished construction. Grimaldi says that the circus was 90 meters wide and 161 long. It was a place where Caligula and Nero trained racing with four horse chariots. In 65 AD, the first fist public persecution of Christians happened in this circus and Christian tradition says that Saint Peter lost his life there two years later. Saint Peter's tomb is in this area, in the cemetery near where the Circus was. Obelisk that stood in the center was placed there by Caligula. It was later (in 16th century) moved to Saint Peter's Square by the architect Domenico Fontana.

The Circus was abandoned by the middle of the 2nd century AD so Constantine built the first basilica (Old St. Peter) at the site of the Circus using some of the existing structure. Most of the ruins of the Circus survived until mid-15th century. They were finally destroyed to make a space for the construction of the new St. Peter's Basilica.

Per RIC-Rarity 2
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Tiberius (Augustus) Coin: Orichalcum Sestertius7 viewsDIVO AVGVSTO S P Q R - Shield inscribed OB CIVES SER in three lines within oak-wreath supported by two capricorns; below, globe
TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXXVII - Legend surrounding large S C
Exergue:



Mint: Rome (35-36 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 25.20g / 33mm / 12
Rarity: R2
References:
BMCRE 109 (Tiberius)
RIC I 63 (Tiberius)
Cohen 303 (Augustus)
Provenances:
Münzhandlung André Cichos
Acquisition/Sale: Münzhandlung André Cichos MA-Shops

From Roma:
The significance of the constellation Capricorn to Augustus is subject to debate, with some ancient sources reporting that it was his birth sign and others relating that he was conceived under the sign - the latter tying in with his official birthday on 23rd-24th September. Although we now view conception and birth as two separate events, the Romans viewed conception through to birth as a continuous process. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits Capricorn from late December to late January, marking midwinter and the shortest day of the year. For this reason, often it was considered a hostile sign but Augustus chose to interpret it positively since it had governed two major events in his life - the granting of imperium to him by the Senate in January 43 BC, and the acceptance of the title Augustus on 16 January 27 BC. The capricorn is represented as a goat with a fish tail, and is often thought to be a representation of Pan escaping an attack by the monster Typhon. Having jumped into the Nile, the half of Pan's body which was submerged was transformed into a fish.

An alternative interpretation is that the goat is Amalthea, who suckled the infant Zeus after Rhea rescued him from being devoured by his father Cronus. The broken horn of Amalthea transformed into the cornucopiae. It is a symbol of fertility and abundance.

Per RIC-Rarity 2
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Caligula (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius 6 viewsC•CAESAR•AVG•GERMANICVS•PON•M•TR•POT - Laureate head left
S•P•Q•R / P•P / OB•CIVES / SERVATOS - Legend within wreath
Mint: Rome (37-38AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.74g / 33mm / 180
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC I 37
Provenances:
WallinMynt (SE)
Acquisition/Sale: WallinMynt (SE) MA Shops-internet

The wreath on the reverse is the corona civica, the oak wreath awarded to Roman citizens ex senatus consulto (by special decree of the Senate) for saving the life of another citizen by slaying an enemy in battle. It became a prerogative for Roman emperors to be awarded the Civic Crown, originating with Augustus, who was awarded it in 27 B.C. for saving the lives of citizens by ending the series of civil wars.

Per RIC-Rare
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Caligula (Augustus) Coin: Brass Dupondius7 viewsNERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES - Nero and Drusus on horseback riding right
C. CAESAR. DIVI. AVG. PRON. AVG. P. M. TR. P. III. P. P. around large S. C. - Legend surrounding large S C
Mint: Rome (39-40 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 13.04g / 32mm / 6h
Rarity: R3
References:
RIC I 42 (Gaius)
BMCRE p. 156, n. ‡
Provenances:
Artemide Aste
Acquisition/Sale: Artemide Aste Internet 46e #266 $0.00 02/19

The Gary R. Wilson Collection

The TR P III (39-40 AD) date of Caligula's base coinage is the scarcest of all his dates. The TR P (37-38 AD) is the most common followed by his TR P IIII (40-41 AD). Caligula did not issue base coinage from Rome with the TR P II (38-39 AD) date.

Per RIC-Rarity 3
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Caligula (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans6 viewsC CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG SC - Pileus flanked by S C
PON M TR P IIII P P COS QVAT - Legend surrounding RCC large in center of field
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (41AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.19g / 18mm / 180
Rarity: Rare
References:
BMC 78,80
Paris 126-7
Cohen 8
BMCRE I, no. 79
RIC I (first ed.) 41

The last quadrans minted by Caligula with the mint date January 1-January 24, 41AD.

There were four different issues of quadrans from Caligula:
PON M TR P III P P COS DES III- 39AD
PON M TR P III P P COS TERT-39-40AD
PON M TR P IIII P P COS TERT-40-41AD
PON M TR P IIII P P COS QVAT-January 1-24, 41AD-This Coin

The Gary R. Wilson Collection

ODERINT, DUM METUANT (LET THEM HATE, SO LONG AS THEY FEAR). — CALIGULA

The purpose of the pileus and the (related or not) meaning of the RCC inscription remain in dispute and have led to differing hypotheses since the late 18th century, with most modern observers echoing the original hypotheses of Eckel from 1796, who thought that the RCC inscription referred to Caligula's remission of the 0.5% sales tax (hence remissa ducentesima), with the pileus a reference to restored liberty deriving from return of elections to the popular comitia from the Senate. Eckel thus thought the obverse and reverse commemorated separate distinct acts of the emperor.

David Woods' interpretation of the Caligula quadrans is that the liberty it celebrates is the liberty of all free Roman citizens, with the pileus as a their symbol. He reasons that it was Caligula's crackdown on those illegally claiming citizenship that is the focus of the coin's commemoration. This proper enforcement of the rules of citizenship would theoretically play well among the greater masses of the population who normally encounter the quadrans in everyday exchange.

As for the meaning of the RCC reverse inscription, Woods posits that it could be Res Civium Conservatae (The interests of the citizens has been preserved), or something closely related to this.

From The Dictionary of Roman Coins:
R CC Remissa Ducentesima. - Initial letters inscribed on the reverse of a third brass coin of Caligula, commemorative of a tax having been abolished by that Emperor. - The treasury of the state having been exhausted by the civil wars, Augustus, to assist in replenishing the public revenues, had established an impost of the hundredth denarius on all sales. But this burden in the year AD 17, Tiberius, yielding to the petitions of the people, had reduced on-half, that is to say to one denarius for 200. At length, in the year A.D. 39, the whole tax was taken off by Caligula as the inscription, on this small brass coin, of Remissa CC. plainly tells; and Suetonius confirms the fact in saying ducentesimun auctionum Italia remisit, although he does not specify the time.

And that this act of liberality was permanent is proved by medals struck in subsequent years of Caligula's reign, on which the memory of this benefit is gratefully renewed by the Senate. - The obverse is in scribed C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG S C (Caius Caesar Augustus, great grandson of the Divine Augustus) and the type is the pileus or cap of liberty, an allusion made to the right of suffrage granted to the people in the year AD 38.

Per Curtis Clay:
Simply overlooked by Sutherland in his second edition, it would appear.

This quadrans with COS QVAT is scarce, struck only between 1 Jan. 41 and Caligula's assassination on 24 Jan., but well known and unquestionably authentic: BMC 79-80 has two, similarly Paris 126-7, quoted by Cohen 8 from Paris, the first ed. of RIC quotes it from Cohen as you say.

Sutherland (Preface, p. X) says he couldn't supply a concordance to the first edition because that edition frequently "subsumed two or more varieties under the same entry." I don't see how that fact excludes a concordance; and in any case drawing up a concordance would have helped by alerting Sutherland to varieties he had overlooked, such as this one!

From CNG:
A coin with significant historical connections.
On January 1, 41 AD, Caligula became consul for
the fourth time. On January 24 of that year, a
group of conspirators, led by the Praetorian
Prefect, Cassius Chaerea, assassinated the emperor
in an underground tunnel on the Palatine.
The editors of the revised edition of RIC I
neglected to include this issue in the corpus.

From COINWEEK: Small Change
Perhaps the most enigmatic coin of Caligula’s reign was the smallest regular Roman denomination, the quadrans. It took 64 of these little coppers to equal the value of one silver denarius – a day’s pay for a manual worker. On the obverse, the emperor’s name and titles surround a “liberty cap” – the felt hat worn by freed slaves – bracketed by the letters “SC”. The reverse inscription continues the emperor’s titles, surrounding the large letters “RCC”.

For many years, the consensus of numismatic scholars was that this abbreviation stood for remissa ducentesima, celebrating Caligula’s repeal of an unpopular one-half percent sales tax (“one part in two hundred” – “CC” being the Roman numeral for 200). A brilliant 2010 study by David Woods argues that this interpretation is unlikely, and RCC probably stands for something like res civium conservatae (“the interests of citizens have been preserved”).

The quadrans is probably the most affordable coin of Caligula, with decent examples appearing at auction for under $100.

RIC failed to place this issue in the most recent edition. The fact that this issue was only from January 1 to January 24, 41 AD makes this issue rare.
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Caligula (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Quadrans6 viewsC CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG SC - Pileus flanked by S C
PON M TR P IIII P P COS QVAT - Legend surrounding RCC large in center of field
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (41AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.19g / 18mm / 180
Rarity: Rare
References:
BMC 78,80
Paris 126-7
Cohen 8
BMCRE I, no. 79
RIC I (first ed.) 41

The last quadrans minted by Caligula with the mint date January 1-January 24, 41AD.

There were four different issues of quadrans from Caligula:
PON M TR P III P P COS DES III- 39AD
PON M TR P III P P COS TERT-39-40AD
PON M TR P IIII P P COS TERT-40-41AD
PON M TR P IIII P P COS QVAT-January 1-24, 41AD-This Coin

The Gary R. Wilson Collection

ODERINT, DUM METUANT (LET THEM HATE, SO LONG AS THEY FEAR). — CALIGULA

The purpose of the pileus and the (related or not) meaning of the RCC inscription remain in dispute and have led to differing hypotheses since the late 18th century, with most modern observers echoing the original hypotheses of Eckel from 1796, who thought that the RCC inscription referred to Caligula's remission of the 0.5% sales tax (hence remissa ducentesima), with the pileus a reference to restored liberty deriving from return of elections to the popular comitia from the Senate. Eckel thus thought the obverse and reverse commemorated separate distinct acts of the emperor.

David Woods' interpretation of the Caligula quadrans is that the liberty it celebrates is the liberty of all free Roman citizens, with the pileus as a their symbol. He reasons that it was Caligula's crackdown on those illegally claiming citizenship that is the focus of the coin's commemoration. This proper enforcement of the rules of citizenship would theoretically play well among the greater masses of the population who normally encounter the quadrans in everyday exchange.

As for the meaning of the RCC reverse inscription, Woods posits that it could be Res Civium Conservatae (The interests of the citizens has been preserved), or something closely related to this.

From The Dictionary of Roman Coins:
R CC Remissa Ducentesima. - Initial letters inscribed on the reverse of a third brass coin of Caligula, commemorative of a tax having been abolished by that Emperor. - The treasury of the state having been exhausted by the civil wars, Augustus, to assist in replenishing the public revenues, had established an impost of the hundredth denarius on all sales. But this burden in the year AD 17, Tiberius, yielding to the petitions of the people, had reduced on-half, that is to say to one denarius for 200. At length, in the year A.D. 39, the whole tax was taken off by Caligula as the inscription, on this small brass coin, of Remissa CC. plainly tells; and Suetonius confirms the fact in saying ducentesimun auctionum Italia remisit, although he does not specify the time.

And that this act of liberality was permanent is proved by medals struck in subsequent years of Caligula's reign, on which the memory of this benefit is gratefully renewed by the Senate. - The obverse is in scribed C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG S C (Caius Caesar Augustus, great grandson of the Divine Augustus) and the type is the pileus or cap of liberty, an allusion made to the right of suffrage granted to the people in the year AD 38.

Per Curtis Clay:
Simply overlooked by Sutherland in his second edition, it would appear.

This quadrans with COS QVAT is scarce, struck only between 1 Jan. 41 and Caligula's assassination on 24 Jan., but well known and unquestionably authentic: BMC 79-80 has two, similarly Paris 126-7, quoted by Cohen 8 from Paris, the first ed. of RIC quotes it from Cohen as you say.

Sutherland (Preface, p. X) says he couldn't supply a concordance to the first edition because that edition frequently "subsumed two or more varieties under the same entry." I don't see how that fact excludes a concordance; and in any case drawing up a concordance would have helped by alerting Sutherland to varieties he had overlooked, such as this one!

From CNG:
A coin with significant historical connections.
On January 1, 41 AD, Caligula became consul for
the fourth time. On January 24 of that year, a
group of conspirators, led by the Praetorian
Prefect, Cassius Chaerea, assassinated the emperor
in an underground tunnel on the Palatine.
The editors of the revised edition of RIC I
neglected to include this issue in the corpus.

From COINWEEK: Small Change
Perhaps the most enigmatic coin of Caligula’s reign was the smallest regular Roman denomination, the quadrans. It took 64 of these little coppers to equal the value of one silver denarius – a day’s pay for a manual worker. On the obverse, the emperor’s name and titles surround a “liberty cap” – the felt hat worn by freed slaves – bracketed by the letters “SC”. The reverse inscription continues the emperor’s titles, surrounding the large letters “RCC”.

For many years, the consensus of numismatic scholars was that this abbreviation stood for remissa ducentesima, celebrating Caligula’s repeal of an unpopular one-half percent sales tax (“one part in two hundred” – “CC” being the Roman numeral for 200). A brilliant 2010 study by David Woods argues that this interpretation is unlikely, and RCC probably stands for something like res civium conservatae (“the interests of citizens have been preserved”).

The quadrans is probably the most affordable coin of Caligula, with decent examples appearing at auction for under $100.

RIC failed to place this issue in the most recent edition. The fact that this issue was only from January 1 to January 24, 41 AD makes this issue rare.
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Ruler: Valerian I (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius6 viewsIMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
SALVS AVGG - Salus standing left, holding sceptre, feeding serpent rising from altar; S-C across fields.
Exergue:


Mint: Rome (254 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 11.80g / 26mm / 12h
Rarity: Extremely Rare
References:
RIC V 173 var. (bust type and obverse legend))
Peus 378, 839
Banti 21 var. (obv. legend)
Provenances:
Roma Numismatics
Acquisition/Sale: Roma Numismatics Internet E-Sale 56 #1038 $0.00 05/19

Per Roma, this is a "lightweight" sestertius.

According to CNG- Extremely rare, only one specimen noted by MIR (in the KMH [Vienna]). CNG specimen-Electronic Auction 442, Lot 22.
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Tiberius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius6 viewsDIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER - Statue of Augustus radiate, seated, left, feet on stool holding laurel-branch in right hand and long sceptre in left; in front an altar on left
TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXIIII - Legend surrounding large S C
Mint: Rome (22-23 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 25.17g / 33mm / 6h
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC I 49 (Tiberius)
BMCRE 74 (Tiberius)
Cohen 309
Provenances:
Artemide Kunstauktionen GmbH

Acquisition/Sale: Artemide Kunstauktionen GmbH Internet e-Live Auction 6 #383 $0.00 01/19
Notes: May 30, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

The obverse may represent the statue of Divus Augustus set up near the Theatre of Marcellus in Rome.

Rare per RIC
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Faustina I (Augusta) Coin: Brass Sestertius 8 viewsDIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA - Veiled and draped bust right
CONSE-CRATIO, S C in exergue - Pyramidal crematorium of four stories, surmounted by Faustina in biga right.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (141 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.76g / 33mm / 12h
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC III 1135 (Pius)
BMCRE 1429 (Pius)
Cohen 186.
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 3rd Blue Auction #992 $0.00 06/19

Jun 9, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Per CNG: This coin depicts the crematorium built by Antoninus Pius , the remains of which have been discovered near the Piazza Montecitorio, west of the Corso, in Regio X (see Hill, The Monuments of Ancient Rome as Coin Types, pg. 102). The structure also appears on denarii of Divus Antoninus Pius struck under Marcus Aurelius.

Per CNG-Rare
Gary W2Jun 12, 2019
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Modern depictions of Artemis/Diana, 1930, Germany11 viewsBronze Medal 1930
by Friedrich Wilhelm Hörnlein, (1873 – 1945)
Obv: Artemis/Diana with bow and quiver, roe behind, signed Hörnlein

for obverse, reverse and details click here
shanxiJun 12, 2019
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Hörnlein, Artemis7 viewsBronze Medal 1930
by Friedrich Wilhelm Hörnlein, (1873 – 1945)
Obv: Artemis/Diana with bow and quiver, roe behind, signed Hörnlein
Rev: EHRENMÜNZE v. HUBERUS SCHIESSKINO, G. ROEDER, DRESDEB, MOSENSTR, Filmstrip with fox head, iPA LEIPZIG 1930
340 pieces made
Ref.: Arnold 245
shanxiJun 12, 2019
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Diana - Denar 28 viewsAR-Denar, Rome Mint
Rev.: DIANA LVCIFERA (light bringing Diana), Diana Lucifera standing facing, head left, holding flaming long torch transverse left with both hands
Ag, 3.175g, 18.7mm, 0°

for obverse, reverse and coin details click here
shanxiJun 12, 2019
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RIC 4a, p.272, 373a - Julia Domna, DIANA LVCIFERA10 viewsJulia Domna
AR-Denar, Rome Mint
Obv.: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right, hair in horizontal ridges, bun at the back, looped plait from ear around back of neck
Rev.: DIANA LVCIFERA (light bringing Diana), Diana Lucifera standing facing, head left, holding flaming long torch transverse left with both hands
Ag, 3.175g, 18.7mm, 0°
Ref.: RIC IV 373a; RSC III 32; BMCRE V p. 430, C1
Ex Numismatik Naumann
Ex FORVM ANCIENT COINS
shanxiJun 12, 2019
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Sabina AR Denarius7 viewsSabina AR Denarius 18/19mm..3.21gr
Obverse- SABINA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right, hair in queue down neck
Reverse- IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing left holding patera and sceptre.
RIC 395a, RSC 43.
Paul R3Jun 12, 2019
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Peroz I 459-484 Drachm9 viewsPeroz I (459-484 AD) 25.6mm / 4.05gr Silver Drachm.
Obverse- Crowned and cuirassed bust of Peroz right, ribbons rising from shoulders, Degraded Pahlavi legend.
Reverse- Fire altar decorated with ribbons, attendants standing either side, star left of flames, crescent at right, 'PEROZ' in Pahlavi on left, mint 'WH' right.
Mint Veh Ardashir.
Paul R3Jun 12, 2019
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sngcop3718 viewsElagabalus
Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: ...ANTONI..., laureate head right.
Rev: COLLAODЄM..., Eagle standing facing, head left, within domed distyle temple, ΔЄ across fields.
24 mm, 9.30 gms

SNG Cop 371; BMC---
Charles MJun 12, 2019
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bmcxxx-38 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: [IM]P CAES MAV ANTONINVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, wearing paludamentum .
Rev: Turreted figure of Astarte standing facing within hexastyle temple, placing hand on trophy to left and being crowned by Victory standing on column to right; TVRIORVM below, altar between palm tree and murex shell in exergue.
29 mm, 11.52 gms

BMC-; SNG Cop-; CNG E-Sale 356, lot 391; CNG E-Sale 362, lot 301; CNG E-Sale 378, lot 374; Roma Numismatics Limited, E-SALE 57, Lot 688 (this coin).
Charles MJun 12, 2019
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aradosbmc3857 viewsElagabalus
Arados, Phoenicia

Obv: AVT K M AVΡ [ANTΩNINOC], laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: ARA-ΔI-WN → E ZOY (Z is backwards), Cypress tree, between bull standing right and lion standing left, standard (hand and vexillium) behind each, no symbol above lion’s head.
28 mm, 18.15 gms

BMC 385
Charles MJun 12, 2019
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Nero (Augustus) Coin: Bronze Fouree Denarius 11 viewsNERO CAESAR AVG IMP - Bare head right.
PONTIF MAX TR P VII COS IIII P P counterclockwise, around oak-wreath enclosing EX SC in center - Inscription around wreath of oak leaves, EX SC in center.
Mint: Rome (60 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.92g / 19.8mm / 5h
References:
RIC I 22
BMCRE 24
RSC 216
Provenances:
Zuzim
Acquisition/Sale: Zuzim VCoins $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 11, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Good weight for a fouree with slight silvering remaining. Stylistically appears to have been struck by an official mint. Official mints sometimes "cheated" and produced fourree's to meet a production demand if they exhausted the allowed quota of silver.
Gary W2Jun 11, 2019
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8 viewsHadrian Travel Series AR Den. 3.46 gm. AFRICA reclining l. holding scorpion & cornucopia, basket of fruit at feet, elephant-trunk headdress. RIC 299 paul1888Jun 11, 2019
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Nerva Sestertius48 viewsObv. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II DESIGN III P P, laureate head right.
Rev. CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM S C, clasped hands in front of legionary standard.
Mint: Rome, 96-98 AD.

33.5mm 26.40g

RIC 70

Ex CNG, Electronic Auction 156, 2007, Lot 173.
Ex CNG, Mail Bid Sale 67, 22.09.2004, Lot 1402.
EX Tony Hardy Collection
Ex Mazzini Collection

This sestertius shows the clasped hands of unity holding a legionary aquila set on a prow, the latter symbolizing the imperial navy.
3 commentskcJun 11, 2019
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Titus Ar Denarius18 viewsTitus (79-81). AR Denarius, 79-80.
2.93 g 19.00mm
Obv: Head right, laureate. IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
Rev: Bonus Eventus standing left, holding patera, corn-ears and poppy; BONVS EVENTVS AVGVSTI
RIC (2nd ed.) 89. AR.
Toned. About VF.
Atrtemide Aste E-Live auction 8 Lot 268
1 commentsorfewJun 11, 2019
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Nero RIC 3528 viewsNero (54-68), As, Rome, AD 65, AE ,
Obverse: IMP NERO - CAESAR AVG GERM, laureate head left
Reverse. Victory flying left., holding shield inscribed S P Q R in field S - C.
RIC 352 C 299
29.6 mm., 9.7g
NORMAN KJun 11, 2019
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RIC 0515 Titus72 viewsObv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head of Titus, right
Rev : CA-PIT (across field) RESTIT (in exergue), Temple of Capitoline Jupiter with 4 columns enclosing figures of Juno, seated Jupiter and Minerva
AR/Cistophorus (26.81 mm 10.174 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Asia Minor 80-81 A.D.
RIC 515 (R), RSC-BMCRE-BNF unlisted, RPC II 860
Numismatik Naumann Auction 78 Lot 735
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 11, 2019
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bmc1347 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Llaureate draped and cuirassed bustright.
Rev: T PIΠOΛINAVAPXI →date unclear, Galley with square sail moving left.
23 mm, 6.90 gms


BMC 134
Charles MJun 11, 2019
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hj6.26.01.117 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPHΛI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVKOV M(AP)KIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, eagle standing facing, head and tail right, wreath in beak.
25 mm, 9.53 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.1.11
Charles MJun 11, 2019
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ric3487 viewsElagabalus
AE Sestertius

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [FORTVNAE REDVCI], S.C. across, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
30 mm, 17.66 gms

RIC 348
Charles MJun 10, 2019
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211-208 B.C., Anonymus AR-Sestertius, Crawford 042/7, Rome, Dioscuri galloping right, #156 views211-208 B.C., Anonymus AR-Sestertius, Crawford 042/7, Rome, Dioscuri galloping right, #1
avers: Helmeted head of Roma right, behind SII, border of dots.
reverse: Dioscuri galloping right, in exergue in linear frame ROMA, line border.
exergue: -/-//ROMA, diameter: 10,5-11,5mm, weight: 0,97g, axis: 8h,
mint: Rome, date: 211-208 B.C.,
ref: Crawford-042/7, Sydenham-142, BMCRR Rome 13, Sear 46, Anonymous,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJun 10, 2019
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emesa001h7 viewsElagabalus
Emesa, Syria

Obv: IM C MA ANTΩNЄINOC, radiate head right.
Rev: MHT-P-OKЄM... around, HΛ-IA above, ΠVΘIA below, Agnostic urn with one palm branch, between two Є's.
23 mm, 6.00 gms

BMC---; Lindgren---; acsearch.com---
Charles MJun 10, 2019
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RIC 3, p.399, 278 - Crispina, Concordia10 viewsCrispina
Augusta AD 178-182
AR Denarius
Obv.: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
Rev.: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing left holding patera and cornucopiae.
Ag, 2.73g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC III 278 [S], CRE 285 [C]
shanxiJun 10, 2019
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1425-1559, Coat of arms, Madonna with child9 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
AR Plappart or Plappert
1425-1559 AD
Obv.: ​MON;NO;FRIBVRG;BRISGAVD, raven (the coat of arms of Freiburg)
Rev.: AVE.MARIA:GRAT. P., Madonna seated with child
AR, 23.3mm, 1.90g
Ref.: Freiburger Münzen und Medaillen No. 23, Becker p.21, Jubiläumsschrift des Freiburger Münzsammelvereins 1997, No.23/24, Berstett 229
shanxiJun 10, 2019
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1425, AR Brakteat, Raven, Coat of arms 16 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
AR Brakteat
AD ca. 1425
Obv.: ​Coat of arms with head of raven within ring
Rev.: -
AR, 0.41g, 18mm
Ref.: Berstett 127, Becker p.17/5; Freiburger Münzen und Medaillen No. 11; 25. Jahre Freiburger Münzsammelverein Abb.19
1 commentsshanxiJun 10, 2019
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Freiburg im Breisgau, 1300, AR Brakteat, Raven, Cross17 viewsFreiburg im Breisgau
AR Brakteat
AD ca. 1300
Obv.: ​Head of raven/eagle left, cross to the left
Rev.: -
AR, 0.41g, 16mm
Ref.: Freiburger Münzen und Medaillen No. 2; Slg. Ulmer 1472; Wielandt 46
1 commentsshanxiJun 10, 2019
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Alexander III 'the Great' Æ1811 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323).

Macedonian mint. 336-323 BC.

18mm., 5.6g.

Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.

AΛEΞANΔPOY. Club and quiver. YE monogram in exergue

References: Price 2552

AADP
RLJun 10, 2019
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Philip II Æ1810 viewsPhilip II. 359-336 BC

Unknown Macedonian mint

18 mm., 6.9g.

Head of Apollo with diadem right

ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ. Rider right. Including monogram.

References:

AADK
RLJun 10, 2019
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Antigonos I Monophthalmos, AR Drachm20 viewsAntigonos I Monophthalmos, 306–301 BC.

Abydos Mint, c. 310-301 BC

17mm., 4.12g.

Head of Alexander III assimilated to Herakles right, wearing lionskin, knotted at base of neck

AΛEΞANΔΡOY, Zeus seated left, nude to waist, holding eagle in out-stretched hand, and sceptre, MY monogram in left field, ivy leaf beneath chair.

References: Price 1527

AADI
1 commentsRLJun 10, 2019
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Severus II (305 - 307 A.D.)43 viewsÆ Follis
O:SEVERVS NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R:  GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopiae; altar left, star right: PLC in exergue.
Lugdunum (Lyon) mint
8.83g
39mm
Seltz Hoard 9; RIC VI Lyons 193 var (star type)

Ex CNG Electric Auction, Lot 372, 1/10/2008

Ex. Gordon S. Parry Collection

Published on Wildwinds
4 commentsMatJun 10, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius17 viewsVespasian 77-78
AR Denarius
3,19 g.
Obv: Laureate head r; IMP CAESAR VESPASIANUS AVG
Rev: Mars standing l with spear and trophy; COS - VIII
RIC 937 Cohen 125
Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976);
Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)
Purchased from Manfred Olding Munzenhandlung June 4, 2019
1 commentsorfewJun 09, 2019
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Vespasian AR Denarius26 viewsVespasian 72-73
AR Denarius
3,24 g.
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII; Head laureate right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTI; Victoria stg r ; crowning standard and holding palm.
RIC 362 Cohen 618
Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976);
Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)
Purchased from Manfred Olding Munzenhandlung June 4, 2019
2 commentsorfewJun 09, 2019
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Titus Ar Denarius9 viewsTitus 80-81 For Divus Vespasianus.
3,10 g.
Obv: Head laureate r; DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS
Rev: Capricorns 2 back to back supporting shield inscribed SC, below globe
RIC 357 Cohen 497
Ex-Paul Schürer (1890-1976);
Ex-Fritz Reusing (1874-1956)
Purchased from Manfred Olding Munzenhandlung June 4, 2019
orfewJun 09, 2019
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CALABRIA, Taras, c. 415-400 BC. AR Nomos (Contemporary Imitation)17 views20mm, 5.35g, 9h
Nude youth on horseback right, placing wreath on the horse's head; caduceus before.
TARAS, Taras astride dolphin right, left hand extended, right hand at side.
Vlasto 320-1
VF – silver deeply black plated, with green spots where the copper core give up.
In consideration of the artistic quality of the dies, observe in detail the horse head on the obverse.
1 commentsLeoJun 09, 2019
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BCC MA3916 viewsEnameled Plate Fibula
Caesarea Maritima
Roman 2nd - 3rd Century CE
Rectangular bronze plate fibula
with two sections of brick-red
enamel separated by waviform
partition.  Rounded triangular
end pieces topped by circular
design with incised concentric
circles.  The missing pin was
articulated with a dual plaque
hinge and iron axis-pin.  
A hooked pin-catch extends
perpendicular from the foot,
parallel to the length of the fibula.
Length: 3.8 x 1.3cm. Weight:3.20gm.
Surface find, 1970
(click for larger pic)
1 commentsv-dromeJun 09, 2019
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Faustina I (Augusta) Coin: Brass Sestertius 9 viewsDIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA - Veiled and draped bust right
CONSE-CRATIO, S C in exergue - Pyramidal crematorium of four stories, surmounted by Faustina in biga right.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (141 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 23.76g / 33mm / 12h
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC III 1135 (Pius)
BMCRE 1429 (Pius)
Cohen 186.
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 3rd Blue Auction #992 $0.00 06/19

Jun 9, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Per CNG: This coin depicts the crematorium built by Antoninus Pius , the remains of which have been discovered near the Piazza Montecitorio, west of the Corso, in Regio X (see Hill, The Monuments of Ancient Rome as Coin Types, pg. 102). The structure also appears on denarii of Divus Antoninus Pius struck under Marcus Aurelius.
Gary W2Jun 09, 2019
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Philip II (Augustus) Coin: Silver Antoninianus 7 viewsIMP PHILIPPVS AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
SAECVLARES AVGG - Goat standing left; III in exergue.
Exergue: III


Mint: Rome (248 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.94g / 22mm / 6h
References:
RIC IV 224
Hunter 26
RSC 72
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 3rd Blue Auction #1243 $0.00 06/19

Jun 9, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Secular Games Issue
Struck in commemoration of the 1000th anniversary of Rome's founding.
Gary W2Jun 09, 2019
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Herennia Etruscilla (Augusta) Coin: Brass Sestertius 8 viewsHERENNIA ETRVSCILLA AVG - Diademed and draped bust right.
PVDICITIA AVG, SC in exergue - Pudicitia seated left, drawing veil from head with right hand and long transverse sceptre in left.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (250 AD )
Wt./Size/Axis: 14.74g / 28mm / 12h
References:
RIC IV 136b (Decius)
Banti 8
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 3rd Blue Auction #1255 $0.00 06/19

Wife of Trajan Decius

Rome mint, 6th officina. 3rd emission of Trajan Decius, AD 250.
Gary W2Jun 09, 2019
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Lucania, Thourioi.7 viewsLucania, Thourioi. 350-300 BC. AR Distater (25mm, 15.09 gm). Head of Athena r., wearing helmet decorated with Skylla throwing stone. / Bull butting r., ΘΟΡΙΩΝ & EYΦA above; in exergue, two fish r. gVF. CNG 102 #64. ex-Tom Cederlind. HN Italy 1823; SNG ANS 977v (ex.); Noe, Thurian J2 (same dies); HGC 1 1257.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Lucania, Thourioi.16 viewsLucania, Thourioi. 350-281 BC. AR Stater (7.79 gm). Head of Athena, r., wearing Attic helmet decorated with Scylla brandishing stone. / Bull butting r., Nike above, Σ-Ι-M below. ex: ΦΟΥΡΙΩΝ (remnant). EF. Ponterio 145 #118. SNG Cop 1463; HN Italy 1845; HGC 1 1262; Santangelo Coll. (MN Napoli) 4943; SNG ANS -; BMC1 296, 96.1 commentsChristian TJun 09, 2019
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Lucania. Velia.8 viewsLucania. Velia. 400-350 BC. AR Nomos (7.52 gm). Head of Athena l., wearing Phrygian helmet decorated w. draped female centaur. Monogram ˃Ε behind. / Lion standing l., devouring prey. Λ above, ˃Ε below. ex: VEΛHTΩN. gVF. Bt. Stack's Bowers 2011. CG #931. Williams 359; HN Italy 1296; SNG ANS 1325v (Λ monogram); SNG Cop 1563; HGC 1 1314.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Samnium, Aesernia.7 viewsSamnium, Aesernia. After 263 BC. AE Litrae, 20mm (5.04 gm). Head of Vulcan (Hephaestus) l. wearing laureate pilos, tongs behind. [VOLCANOM]. / Zeus (Jupiter) in galloping biga r., hurling thunderbolt. [AISERNINO in ex.]. Good F. SNG Cop 256-258; SNG ANS 118-124; HN Italy 430; HGC 1 337; Sambon (1903) 184-189.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Lucania, Herakleia.8 viewsLucania, Herakleia. 281-278 BC. Time of Pyrrhos ⚔ 280. AR Didrachm (6.16 gm). Head of Athena r., wearing unadorned crested Corinthian helmet. / Herakles stdg., resting on club and holding lionskin over l. arm, crowning himself w/ r. Asplustre, ͰΑ, and ͰHPAKΛHIΩN to l., ΦΙΛΩ r. VF. SNG ANS 85; HN Italy 1398; HGC 1 995; Jameson 252; SNG Cop 1107; cf Van Keuren 100-101. Pyrrhos: "One more such victory and I must return to Epeiros alone!".Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Lucania, Metapontion.7 viewsLucania, Metapontion. 540-510 BC. AR Nomos (7.84 gm). Ear of wheat with 6 grains, ME[TA] r. / Incuse ear of wheat with 9 grains. VF. Bt. Coral Gables, 2000. SNG ANS 190–191; Noe Class III #74; HN Italy 1480; HGC 1 1027; SNG Cop 1161, 1163.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Lucania, Metapontion.15 viewsLucania, Metapontion. 330-290 BC. AR Nomos (7.89 gm). Head of Demeter r., with long heair, wearing wreath of grain, earrings and necklace, ΔΑΙ under chin. / Ear of grain, leaf to r. w/ plow above, META to l. MAX to r. gVF. CNG 45 #49. SNG ANS 467ff; SNG Cop 1227; HN Italy 1581; Johnson Class 1. 62 (same dies "unusual reverse signature"); SNG GB I Newnham Davis 22, III Lockett 425, VI Fitzwilliam 187, VII Manchester 210-211.1 commentsChristian TJun 09, 2019
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Lucania, Metapontion.6 viewsLucania, Metapontion. 330-300 BC. AE17 (4.68 gm). Head of Demeter r., wreathed in grain, earrings and necklace. / Two ears of grain, META to l. nVF. Bt. Bill Davison 1999. SNG ANS 599-600; BMC 96; HN Italy 1715; HGC 1 1098; Johnston 79; SNG Cop 1257.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Lucania, Poseidonia.7 viewsLucania, Poseidonia. 470-445 BC. AR Nomos (7.66 gm). Poseidon advancing r., with chlamys over shoulders, brandishing trident. 𐌲ΟM r. (epichoric ΠOΣ). / Bull standing r. 𐌲ΟΜΕ above (retrograde, epichoric ΠΟΣΕ). VF. Pegasi 126 #41. SNG ANS 646v (abbreviated legends); HN Italy 1114; HGC 1 1151; SNG Cop 1277v (same).Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Campania, Neapolis.6 viewsCampania, Neapolis. 320-300 BC. AR Nomos (7.47 gm). Head of nymph Parthenope r., with pendant earring, dolphins around. / Man-headed bull walking, Nike above, crowning. ΟΥΙΛ below. Ex: [NEO]POΛITΩ[N]. VF. Pegasi AXXI #40 SNG ANS 337-339; SNG Cop 413-414; HN Italy 576; HGC 1 452; Sambon 458.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Campania, Neapolis.9 viewsCampania, Neapolis. 450-340 BC. AR Didrachm (7.29 gm). Head of nymph Parthenope r., hair bound with ampyx, wearing single-pendant earring, X behind. / Man-headed bull standing r., head facing, with Nike flying above, crowning bull, Θ below. [NEO]POΛITΩ[N] on raised exergal band. VF. SNG ANS 376; SNG Cop 436; ; Sambon 476; SNG München 223; cf HN Italy 579; CNG EA 288 #22.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Greek Italy, Magna Grecia.7 viewsApulia, Bruttium, Calabria, Campania, Lucania & Samnium.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Lucania, Herakleia.6 viewsLucania, Herakleia. 420-390 BC. AR Nomos (7.34 gm). Head of Athena r., wearing crested Attic helmet ornamented with Scylla, A behind. APIΣΤΟΞΕNOΣ in minute letters at base of crest. Light circular bankers mark to r. / Herakles strangling the Nemean lion, club to l. A and minute sideways Σ at ankle, HPAKΛEIΩN to r., APIΣΤΟΞΕ on exergue line (remnant visible). VF. Pegasi 136 #17. SNG ANS 55; HN Italy 1374; HGC 1 977. Jameson 234; SNG Lloyd 271; E.Work 20/Rᵪ15.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Lucania, Herakleia.8 viewsLucania, Herakleia. 330-325 BC. AR Nomos (7.77 gm). Head of Athena r., wearing crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with Scylla. K in l. field. / Herakles stdg, holding club, bow, and arrow, lion skin draped over arm; oinoechoe & AΘA to l., ͰHPAKΛHIΩN to r., a type alluding to defeat of barbarians by Alexander the Molossian. nEF. CNG 102 #38. SNG ANS 74-76; HN Italy 1384; HGC 1 981 var (Corinthian helmet, obv. legend). F.Work 84; SNG Cop 1106; SNG Lewis 159-161; Van Keuren 83-86.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Calabria, Tarentum.10 viewsCalabria, Tarentum. 334-330 BC. AR Didrachm (7.78 gm). Helmeted horseman advancing r. with spear, holding shield and two spears; below magistrate ΦIΛI (Phili c. 290-281). / Taras (Phalanthos) on dolphin l., holding distaff and dolphin; ΦI to l. , ivy-leaf & TAPAΣ to r. , waves below. EF. Pegasi 121 #40. Ex Vlasto coll. SNG ANS 988-989 (same obverse die); Vlasto 589; HN Italy 934 (2); HGC 1 800; SNG Cop 842; Fischer-Bossert 1090.1 commentsChristian TJun 09, 2019
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Calabria, Tarentum.7 viewsCalabria, Tarentum. 332-302 BC. AR Didrachm (7.63 gm). Helmeted horseman as armed ephebus r., raising spear, with two spears & shield behind. ΔAΙ below. / Taras or Phalanthos riding dolphin l. w/ trident & shield decorated with hippocamp, TAPAΣ to r., ΦΙ to l., murex shell below. nVF. Bt. Gables Coin, 1998. SNG ANS 990-993; Fischer-Bossert group 77, 1035; HN Italy 935; HGC 1 801; SNG Cop 845-846; SNG France 1820-3; Vlasto 594-596.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Calabria, Tarentum.6 viewsCalabria, Tarentum. 281-272 BC. AR Nomos (6.51 gm) of Apulia. Boy on hoseback l., stg figure to l., crowning horse. ΓΥ in field to r., ΑΡΙ ΣΤΙ Π below to l. / Taras (ecist) on dolphin r., holding bow and arrow. Elephant in field to r., ΔΙ to l. VF. Bt. Coral Gables 2000. SNG ANS 1003; SNG Cop 883-884; HN Italy 1000; Vlasto 736; Sear 370.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Calabria, Tarentum.7 viewsCalabria, Tarentum. 280-272 BC. AR Nomos (6.58 gm). Youth on horseback r., crowning himself. ꞮΩ behind, ꞮAΛO (magistrates Zo-, Zalo-, and An-) and Ionic capital below. / Taras (Phalanthos) on dolphin l., holding distaff and aphlaston; ANΘ behind; TAPAΣ below. gVF. Ex. CNG Web Auction #1213202540. SNG ANS 1142ff; HN Italy 1014; HGC 1 888; SNG Cop 898-899; Vlasto 803ff.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Calabria, Tarentum.7 viewsCalabria, Tarentum. 3002-280 BC. AR Drachm (2.97 gm). Head of Athena r. in Attic helmet ornamented with Skylla hurling stone. / Owl stdg r., head facing, club and IOP to r. VF. Bt. Herakles Numismatics, 2011. SNG ANS 1307; Vlasto 1054; HNItaly 975; HGC 1 823; SNG Cop 955.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Bruttium, Kroton.7 viewsBruttium, Kroton. 425-380 BC. AR Stater (7.68 gm). Eagle standing r. on olive branch, wings spread, BOI to l. (Boiskos magistrate). / Delphic tripod adorned with fillet, laurel branch behind. ϘPOTΩ to l. VF/ gVF. Pegasi 122, #41. SNG ANS 346 (same dies); SNG Fitzwilliam 775 (same); HN Italy 2151; HGC 1460.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Bruttium, Kroton.8 viewsBruttium, Kroton. c. 370 BC. AR Stater (7.68 gm). Head of Hera Lakinia facing three-quarters, wearing stephanos adorned with honeysuckle & griffin heads. / Herakles Epitrapezios seated l. on rock w/ lionskin, holding wine cup, letter Ϙ by ankle. Bow & club crossed above. KPOT & tripod to l. ME in field above arm. VF. CNG EA 1999. SNG ANS 380; Dewing 512; HN Italy 2162; HGC 1 1463; SNG Lockett 629var (Δ overstruck on E of Rᵪ); SNG Cop 1800var (same).Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Bruttium, Laus.7 viewsBruttium, Laus. 480-460 BC. AR Stater (8.07 gm). Man-headed bull stdg l., looking back. ΛAΣ (retrograde) above. / Man-headed bull standing r. ΛAΣ (retrograde) above. VF. CICF06 138 #1422. SNG ANS 135 (Lucania); HN Italy 2275; SNG Cop. 1146; SNG Fitzwilliam 445; SNG München 920; Sternberg 9 (V8/R8); Weber 728.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Bruttium, Lokroi Epizephyrioi.7 viewsBruttium, Lokroi Epizephyrioi. 350-375 BC. AR Stater (8.65 gm). Pegasus flying l., thunderbolt beneath. ΛΟΚΡΩΝ. / Head of Athena l. wearing Corinthian helmet. EF. Bt. Rare Coins & Classical Arts, NJ, 2000. SNG ANS 513-515; HN Italy 2342; HGC 1 1574; Pegasi 13; SNG Cop 1869; SNG Oxford 1547, 1551.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Calabria, Tarentum.8 viewsCalabria, Tarentum. 500-480 BC. AR Nomos (8.18 gm). Taras (Phalanthos) riding dolphin l., arms outstretched, cockle shell below, TAPA∫. / Hippocamp left. gVF. CNG 72 #73. SNG ANS 840; Fischer-Bossert group 7, 109b (V56/R71, 34 specimens known); Hermitage I 45; Hirsch 81; HN Italy 827; SNG Lloyd 117-118; SNG Cop 776; Vlasto 133 Ward 21 (all from same dies). cf HGC 1. 753.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Bruttium, Kaulonia.7 viewsBruttium, Kaulonia. 475-425 BC. AR Stater (8.02 gm). Apollo advancing r. holding lustral branch, small figure running on outstretched arm. Stag on basis in r. field, looking back, ʌvʌʞ (KAVA retrograde) to l. / Stag stdg. r., ʌvʌʞ (KAVA retrograde) above and laurel branch to r. VF/EF. Bt. Coral Gables 1999. SNG ANS 175, 178ff; HN Italy 2046; HGC 1 1419; Noe Caulonia group F #93; SNG Cop 1712; SNG Lockett 586.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Bruttium, Kaulonia.10 viewsBruttium, Kaulonia. 470-440 BC. AR Stater (6.71 gm). Apollo Catharsius advancing r., laurel branch in hand, small figure running on outstretched arm. Stag in r. field, looking back, bucranium (wolf's head) in tree to l. / Stag stdg. r., KAVΛΩΝΙAΤA-N. VF. CNG 55 #71. SNG ANS 185 (same dies); HN Italy Type G 2049; HGC 1 1419var (℞ full legend); Noe Caulonia group G #108-109; SNG Lockett 588 (same dies); SNG Cop 1714.1 commentsChristian TJun 09, 2019
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Bruttium, Kroton.7 viewsBruttium, Kroton. 480-430 BC. AR Stater (8.05 gm). Tripod w/ three lion's foot legs, ϘPO in l. field. / Incuse tripod in sunken border. VF. Bt. Coral Gables 1999. SNG ANS 273-274; HN Italy 2102; HGC 1449; SNG Cop 1753.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Bruttium, Kroton.7 viewsBruttium, Kroton. 500-450 BC. AR Stater (6.78 gm) w/ medium flan. Delphic tripod with three lion's foot legs, ϘPO-TOИ to l. & r. (retrograde). / Incuse eagle flying r. Good VF. Pegasi VI #87. SNG ANS 286; Dewing 499v (retrograde legend); HGC 1 1447; HN Italy 2095; SNG Cop 1766; SNG Fitzwilliam 757.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Bruttium, Kroton.8 viewsBruttium, Kroton. 480-430 BC. AR Stater (7.80 gm). Delphic tripod; to l. & r.: stork stdg r. & ϘPO Ex: strung bow. / Tripod incuse, sunken border. VF. CNG EA 1999. ex-CNG XXII (1992-09-02). SNG ANS 308; HN Italy 2104; HGC 1 1449; SNG Cop 1762; SNG München 1430.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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PERGAMON (Mysia) AE18. EF-/EF. Athena Nikoforos - Trophy of arms.15 viewsObverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: AΘHNAΣ NIKHΦOΡOΥ. Trophy of arms.

Excellent exemplar of pergamente bronze, in EF-/EF condition (very few circullated), conserving full details in both sides, very bold reliefs checkable at photo and precious green patina.

SNG Cop 396. Pergamon mint, 2nd Century b.C. 6,9 g - 18 mm
1 commentsMark R1Jun 09, 2019
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AMISOS (as Peiraieos) AR Drachm. EF/VF+. Hera - Owl over shield.6 viewsObverse: Head of Hera left, wearing ornamented stephanos.
Reverse: ΔΙ - AN / ΠEIP. owl, with wings spread, standing facing on shield.

Very nice exemplar of this scarce drachm, in EF/VF+ condition, really nice in hand, conserving complete details in both sides, bold reliefs and good quality silver.

HGC 7, 229. Amisos mint, 435-370 BC. 5,5 g - 18 mm
Mark R1Jun 09, 2019
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nicaea100d6 viewsElagabalus or Caracalla
Nicaea, Bithynia

Obv: ΑΝΤ-Ω-Ν-Ι-ΝΟϹ ΑΥΓO, laureate head right of Elagabalus or youthful Caracalla, rays behind portrait.
Rev: NIKA-IEΩN, flaming altar.
16 mm, 1.83 gms

Rec Gen ---; SNG Cop ---

For a discussion of this type of obverse (laureate with rays behind) see the Forum discussion: https://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=37721.msg239006#msg239006
Charles MJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Thasos.6 viewsThrace, Thasos. c.435-411 BC ex-510-490. AR Hemiobol. Anepigraphic. Two dolphins above one another, swimming in opposite directions, pellets around. / Quadripartite incuse punch. gVF. Le Rider, Thasiennes 9. HGC 6 #337 (S). SNG Cop 1020-1021.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Thasos.6 viewsThrace, Thasos. c. 404-355 BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.74 gm). Satyr running 3/4 left holding kylix. / Kantharos, ΘΑΣ / ΙΩΝ on either side. nVF. HGC 6 #352 (R1); Le Rider Thasiennes 27v (3/4 l.); McClean 4216; SNG Berry 520; SNG Cop 1029-1031.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Thasos.6 viewsThrace, Thasos. c. 404-355 BC. AR Trihemiobol (0.79 gm). Satyr running left holding kylix. / Kantharos, ΘΑΣ / ΙΩΝ on either side. EF. FUN Show. BMC 3 221 53-55; HGC 6 #351 (S); McCLean 2417; Le Rider, Thasiennes 27; SNG Cop 1030.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Thasos.6 viewsThrace, Thasos. c. 148-80 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.59 gm). Wreathed head of young Dionysios r. wearing taenia. / Nude Heraklis standg l., holding club and lion's skin; ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ, M monogram to l. VF. CNG 49 #302. BMC 74 (3.67-78); HGC 6 #359 (C); Prokopov Classs AA-HH & HB; SNG Berry 522; SNG Cop. 1040.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace & Skythia7 viewsThrace & Skythia, including Dacia, Moesia, & Paeonia.
Thracian mints: Abdera, Apollonia Pontika, Byzantion, Cherronesos, Koson, Maroneia, Mesembria, Neapolis, Potidaia, Sparadakos, Terone, & Thasos.
Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Odessos.6 viewsThrace, Odessos. 75-71 BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.76 gm). Head of Heraklis wearing lionskin headdress, features of Mithridates VI Eupater; issued i/n/o Alexander the Great. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Zeus enthroned, l. Magistrrate ΛΑΚ to l., ex: ethnic ΟΔΗ. VF. CNG EA 1999-12-08. Callatay 1997 pp 88-89 gp 3; HGC 3.2 #189 (R1); Price 1192; SNG Lockett 1463.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Paeonia, Lykkeios. 9 viewsThrace, Paeonia, Lykkeios. 359-340 BC. AR Tetradrachm (12.80 gm) of Damastion or Astibos. Laureate head of Zeus r. in dotted border. / ΛΙΚΚ − ΕIΟΥ, Nude Heraklis crouching l., strangling the Nemean lion. Bow and quiver below r. EF. Exceptional luster, well struck. AMNG III/2 #8; Babelon IV #1253; HGC 3.2 #142 (same dies, S) Paeonian Hoard 63; SNG ANS 1019.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Paeonia, Patraos.6 viewsThrace, Paeonia, Patraos. 335-315 BC. AR Tetradrachm (12.48 gm) of Damastion light Thraco-Macedonian stdd. Laureate head of Apollo r., with short hair. / ΠATIAOY Horseman in crested helmet riding down Macedonian warrior. Monogram above. nEF. CNG 51 #219. HGC 3.2 #148 (C); SNG ANS 7.1040 (same obv. die). Sotheby's Paeonian hoard #439 (same dies).Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Rhoemetalkes I.6 viewsThrace, Rhoemetalkes I. 11 BC-12 AD. AE20 (9.48 gm). Jugate busts of Rhoemetalkes and wife Pythodoris, r. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΡOIMHTAΛKOΥ. / KAIΣAΡOΣ ΣEBAΣTOΥ. Bare head of Augustus, r. VF. SNG Cop. 1188; RPC 1711; GIC 5396; SNG Tubingen 972; Youroakova 206.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Thasos.6 viewsThrace, Thasos. c. 525-463 BC. AR Stater (8.724 gm). Anepigraphic. Bearded ithyphallic Silenos (satyr) running r. holding potesting nymph with raised hand. Θ below. / Quadripartite incuse punch, windmill form. VF. SNG Cop 1013; HGC 6, 334 R1; Le Rider Thasiennes 1-2, 5; SNG Berry 509; SNG Delepierre 822.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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THESSALIAN LEAGUE AR Drachm. VF+. Apollo - Athena Itonia.18 viewsObverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right; to left, monogram of ΛΕΥ.
Reverse: ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΩΝ. Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear with her right hand and extending shield in her left; in field to left and right, Α-Ν.

Very nice thessalian drachm, in VF+ condition.

BMC 41, SNG Munich 212. Thessalian mint, Second half 2nd century BC. 4,1 g - 19 mm
2 commentsMark R1Jun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Lysimachos.8 viewsThrace, Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.78 gm) of Lampsakos, struck 297-281 BC. Head of deified Alexander, r. wearing horn of Ammon. / [Λ]ΥΣΙΜΑΧΟ[Υ] ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ. Athena Nikephoros seated l., holding Nike and leaning on shield. ΔΞ monogram to l. Unpublished control in ex. nEF. CNG 47 #299. Armenak Hoard 834. HGC 3.2 #1750b. cf Jenkins 1967 #21-22; SNG Cop 1097v (control in ex.); Muller 399 (same); Thompson 49-50, 104.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Lysimachos.6 viewsThrace, Lysimachos. 323-281 BC. AR Drachm (3.44 gm) Ephesos or Mytilene?. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, holding Nike. A below throne. VF. Some die rust and pitting. HGC 3.2 #1753 c or d (R1-R2). Cf Thompson 173 or 138 var.; Sear 6812.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Maroneia.7 viewsThrace, Maroneia. 168-45 BC. AE (17mm, 3.79 gm). Head of Dionysos r. wearing mitra & wreath of ivy. / ΜΑΡΩΝΙΤΩΝ. Standing Dionysos holding bunch of grapes and two narthex wands (or spears, stalks). aVF. Moushmov 3942; Schonert-Geiss 1987 #1511-1639. HGC 3.2 -.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Maroneia.7 viewsThrace, Maroneia. 398-385 BC. AR Tetrobol or half siglos (2.82 gm) Persic stdd. Forepart of horse, galloping l. Magistrate H-P to l. & r. / Bunch of grapes in arbor, M-A in fields l. & r., all within dotted incuse square. gVF. HGC 3.2 #1534 (S); Schönert-Geiss 1987 193; SNG Cop 613.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Mesambria.7 viewsThrace, Mesambria. 450-350 BC. AR Diobol or Tetrachalkon (1.30 gm) Chian stdd. Crested Corinthian helmet facing. / META in the four quarters of a radiate wheel (pun on midday sum "mesembria."). VF. SNG Cop 652-653; Babelon II #1654; HGC 3.2 #1560 (C); cf Topalov, Messambria 23; SNG BM Black Sea 275.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Byzantion.7 viewsThrace, Byzantion. 357-340 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.47 gm) on Persic stdd. Cow standing l. on dolphin. ΠY above. / Incuse punch, windmill pattern. VF. HGC 3.2 #1390 (C); Schonert-Geiss 1970 #236-590; SNG BM Black Sea 21; SNG Berry 484; SNG Cop 478.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Cherronesos (Chersonesos).6 viewsThrace, Cherronesos (Chersonesos). 386-338 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.2 gm) of Kardia or Agora on reduced Persic stdd. Anepigraphic. Forepart of lion r, looking back, paws raised. / Quadripartite incuse square, alternate depressions deeper, pellet in one, palm branch in other. VF. HGC 3.2 #1437 (C); Babelon IV #1545-1574; McClean 4081. cf Weber 2429.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Cherronesos (Chersonesos).7 viewsThrace, Cherronesos (Chersonesos). 386-338 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.40 gm) of Kardia or Agora on reduced Persic stdd. Anepigraphic. Forepart of lion r, looking back, paws raised. / Quadripartite incuse square, alternate depressions deeper, pellet in one, pellet and A in other. VF. HGC 3.2 #1437 (C); Babelon IV #1545-1574. cf. McClean 4057. cf SNG Cop 826.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Istros (Moesia).6 viewsThrace, Istros (Moesia). 420-340 BC. AR Stater (5.28 gm) Aiginetic stdd. Two facing young male heads, side-by-side, one inverted. / Sea-eagle l., cluching dolphin in claws, B below, ΙΣΤΡΙΗ above. gVF. CNG EA 1999-12-22 HGC 3.2 #1800 (S); SNG Cop 191ff; SNG BMC Black Sea 235.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Kallatis (Skythia)6 viewsThrace, Kallatis (Skythia). 281-250 BC. AR Octobol (3.73 gm). Head of young Heraklis r., wearing lionskin. / Stalk of wheat, war club, KAΛΛATIA, and bow in its case. EF. HGC 3.2#1825 (R2); SNG Cop 176; SNG BM Black Sea 202. cf Pick AMNG I, 196.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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samosata003b_226 viewsElagabalus
Samosata, Commagene

Obv: AVT K MAV ANTWNINOC CЄB, Laureate head right.
Rev: ΦCAMOCA...MHTPK, Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle perched on right arm with corn ears in right hand, left hand on rocks, River god swimming to front below. Legend begins upper right.
24 mm, 6.68 gms

Butcher 26a, Lindgren-Kovacs 1901
Charles MJun 09, 2019
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Skythia, Borysthenes.7 viewsSkythia, Borysthenes. c 500 BC. AE Arrowhead (5.35 gm). Anepigraphic. Arrowhead proto-coinage. Bilobate and axial spine. Green patina. / Proto-coinage of this type is known from the island of Borysthenes (Berezean) at the mouth of the Dnieper River and adjacent areas on the mainland. The arrowhead is associated with Apollo the Healer, the patron deity of Borysthenes, colonized by the Milesians in 7th c. BC. In the 5th c. BC, a competing colony was established at nearby Olbia, which soon absorbed them. Olbians worshipped Apollo Delphinos and minted the closely-related "dolphin money" in his honor. VF. Early cast coinage. cf. Sergei L. Solovyov, 'Monetary Circulation and the Political History of Archaic Borysthenes', Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia, Vol. 12, N. 1-2, 2006, p. 66, fig. 3. See CNG Triton XVI lot 12.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Skythia, Olbia.7 viewsSkythia, Olbia. c. 400 BC. AE Dolphin (1.60 gm). Anepigraphic. Cast coin in shape of leaping dolphin, uninscribed. XF. cf. Anokhin 154; SNG Stancomb 334. SNG BM Black Sea 334. Sear 1684.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Skythia, Olbia.7 viewsSkythia, Olbia. 450-400 BC. AE Dolphin (1.52 gm). Anepigraphic. Cast coin in shape of dolphin, uninscribed. gVF. cf. Anokhin 154; SNG BM Black Sea 360. Sear 1684.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Abdera.13 viewsThrace, Abdera. c. 360-350 BC. AR Stater (11.38 gm) on Persic Stdd. Eagle-Griffin rearing l. from its base. ΑΒΔΗ above. / Hermes standing r. wearing petasos and chlamys, holding rod. Kantharos in field to r. EΠΙIΗΝΩΝΟΣ. EF. May, Abdera 447 (A301/P354); Weber 7378 (stempelgleich). HGC 3.2 #1206 (R2).1 commentsChristian TJun 09, 2019
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Thrace, Abdera.9 viewsThrace, Abdera. 353/2 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.82 gm) on Persic stdd. Eagle-Griffin rearing l. from its base, A to r. / ΙΡΟΜ−ΝΗ−ΜΩΝ (Magistrate Iromnemonos) around Kantharos in incuse square. Ivy leaf in field to r. VF. HGC 3.2 #1223 (R1); May (1966) Group CXVI 439-446; SNG Cop 329.1 commentsChristian TJun 09, 2019
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Thessaly, Pharsalos.10 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos. 440-420 BC. AR Hemidrachm (3.06 gm). Head of Athena in Attic helmet r. / Head of horse r., Φ-ΑR (ethnic). VF. Pegasi AXXI #96. BCD Thessaly 664.1 (same obv. die); HGC 4 #630; Lavva 31 (V21/R19), cf 34.1 commentsChristian TJun 09, 2019
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Thessaly, Trikka.6 viewsThessaly, Trikka. 440-420 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.67 gm). Hero Thessalos, petasos and cloak tied at neck, holding band around head of charging bull forepart, r. / Forepart of bridled horse galloping r., ΤΡΙ-Κ-ΚΑ-ΙΟΝ (retrograde), all w/in incuse square. gVF. CNG 53, Lot #310. BCD Thessaly I 1351, II 776.3-4 var (arrangement of ethnic); HGC 4 #311; Weber 2933. cf CNG EA 375 #314 (1 June 2016).Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Illyria, Epidamnos-Dyrrhachium.6 viewsIllyria, Epidamnos-Dyrrhachium. c. 229-100 BC. AR Victoriatus or drachm (3.20 gm). Cow r. w/ suckling calf l. (Magistrate) AΛKΩN above. / Double stellate pattern in square, 'Alkinoo's Garden.' (ethnic) ΔΥΡ - (magistrate) MENE-KPA-TEOΣ around. VF. HGC 3.1 #40; Maier 1907 302; SNG Cop 480v (no tripod), 499v (half victoriatus).Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Illyria, Epidamnos-Dyrrhachium.8 viewsIllyria, Epidamnos-Dyrrhachium. 275-270 BC. AR Drachm (2.19 gm). Head of Herakles r, in lion skin headdress. / Pegasos flying r., wings spread, ΔΥΡ (retrograde) around. gVF. Ex-Spartan Numismatics S27 #88. BMC 27; HGC 3.1 #36; Maier 76-77, 83; SNG Cop 433ff.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Illyria, Epidamnos-Dyrrhachium.6 viewsIllyria, Epidamnos-Dyrrhachium. c. 229-100 BC. AR Victoriatus or drachm (2.78 gm). Cow r. w/ suckling calf l. (Magistrate) ΞΕΝΩΝ & eagle above, vestiges of running dog r. in ex. / Double stellate pattern in double-lined quadrilateral square, 'Alkinoo's Garden' (ethnic) ΔΥΡ- (magistrate) ΦΙΛΟ-ΔA-ΜΟY around. aVF. BMC 74, 131-132; HGC 3.1 #40; Maier 1907 388; SNG Cop 495.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thessalian League.6 viewsThessaly, Larissa Thessalian League. 196-146 BC. AR Drachm, Attic standard (gm). Laureate head of Apollo r., EY monogram (magistrate EU..) behind. / Athena Itonia advancing right, brandishing spear and shield. ΘΕΣΣΑ-ΛΩΝ to l. and r., ΠΟΛΥ in fields (magistrate Poly..). gVF. BCD Thessaly II 818; HGC 4 #213 (S); Hunterian 13. cf BMC 7. 38 or 40; SNG Cop 300.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thessaly [Malis], Lamia.6 viewsThessaly [Malis], Lamia. 370-352 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.62 gm). Head of Dionysos wreathed with ivy, l. / Amphora, ivy leaf above and prochous (pitcher) to r. ΜΑΛΙΕ-ΩΝ. VF. Pegasi AXXI #94. BCD Thessaly I 1089, II 123; Georgiou 2004 6, 8; HGC 4 #120; SNG Cop 78.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thessaly, Larissa.11 viewsThessaly, Larissa. 420-400 BC. AR Drachm (5.82 gm). Hero Thessalos stdg r., restraining unruly bull by the horns, petasos and chlamys over shoulder. / Bridled horse prancing r. ΛΑΡ-ΙΣΑΙ above and below. gVF. BCD Thessaly II #171; Herrmann Group III F; HGC 4 #418 (S); Lorber Thessalian 49.1 commentsChristian TJun 09, 2019
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Thessaly, Larissa.7 viewsThessaly, Larissa. 356-320 BC. AR Drachm (5.87 gm). Head of nymph Larissa 3/4 facing l., hair loose with ampyx in front. / Horse crouching r., forefoot raised, trailing reins, preparing to roll. ΛΑΡΙΣ-ΑΙΩΝ above and below. gVF. Pegasi 126. BCD Thessaly II #280; Herrmann Group VII A; HGC 4 #453 (R1); SNG Cop 121; SNG ANS 542.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thessaly, Pharsalos.8 viewsThessaly, Pharsalos. 400-370 BC. AR Drachm (6.04 gm). Head of Athena r in Attic helmet w/ raised cheek pieces. Sm TH [ΙΠ] below crest. / Thessalian horseman galloping wearing petasos, holding lagobolon (flail) over his shoulder, ΦΑΡ[Σ] around. In ex: T (die signed by Telephanos). aXF. Pegasi A33 #109. BCD Thessaly II 639 corr., cf 644; Lavva 93b; SNG ANS 549; SNG Cop 220.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Phokis.6 viewsPhokis. 460-430 BC. AR Triobol (2.95 gm) Federal coinage. Head of bull (bukranion) facing, hair in ringlets. / Head of Artemis r., hair bound in bun, in shallow incuse square. aEF. Pegasi 122 #96. BCD Lokris 261-262; BMC 23ff; HGC 4 ob 1042/ rx 1037; Williams 1972 187.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Phokis.6 viewsPhokis. 457-446 BC. AR Triobol (2.87 gm) Federal coinage. Head of bull (bukranion) facing, hair as wavy vertical lines. / Head of Artemis r., hair bound in bun, in shallow incuse square. gVF. CG #1049. BCD Lokris 232; BMC 23ff; HGC 103 (R2); SNG Cop 99ff; Williams 1972 187.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Sikyonia, Sikyon.6 viewsSikyonia, Sikyon. 330-280 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.78 gm). Chimaera stdg. l. with raised forepaw. ΣΙ below. / Dove flying l., pellet above tail. VF. Pegasi 126 #105. HGC 5 #213; BCD Peloponnesos 284; Dewing 1854; BMC Peloponnesus 45,111; SNG Cop. 57; Warren Silver 20-26.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Sikyonia, Sikyon.6 viewsSikyonia, Sikyon. 100-60 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.18 gm). Dove flying r. / Large Σ, ΟΛΥM-ΠΙ-ΔΑΕ (Olympiadas, magistrate) in fields. EF. Pegasi VI #157. BCD Peloponnesos 344.1; BMC Peloponnesus 52, 195-198; HGC 5 #217 (S); SNG Cop. 100; Warren Silver 28-31.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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Thessalian League.7 viewsThessaly, Larissa. Thessalian League. Mid-first C. BC. AR Double Victoriatus (6.04 gm). Head of Zeus r. crowned with oak wreath. / Athena Itonia advancing r., brandishing spear & shield. ΘΕΣΣΑ-ΛΩΝ to l. & r. Magistrates ΔΑ-ΜΟΘΟΙ & ΦΙΛΟΞΕΝΙ (Damothoinos & Philoxenides) above & below. gVF. ex-CNG. BCD Thessaly II 870.3-.4; BMC Thessaly 7 13, 14; HGC 4 #210; McClean 4746; SNG Ashmolean 3790; SNG Cop -.Christian TJun 09, 2019
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German Notgeld: Schauenstein, Hesse14 viewsCity: Schauenstein
State: Hessen
Denomination: 10 Pfennig
Obverse: NOTMÜNZE * 1918 * large numeral 10 in center.
Reverse: H. HEYE GLASFABRIK * SCHAUENSTEIN * unfinished pyramid with flames issuing from top.
Date: 1918
Grade: VF
Catalog #:
Matt InglimaJun 09, 2019
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Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: [ΑΥΤ] Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС C[ЄB0, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [ƐΦƐСΙΩ]Ν Δ ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Tyche standing facing, looking lleft, holding rudder and cornucopia.
22 mm, 6.06 gms

RPC Online 4930; Karwiese 686
Charles MJun 09, 2019
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Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: TPI [ΠO Λ I TωN] →[date uncertain], Temple of Astarte consisting of central portion surmounted by arch and two wings, each with four columns, surmounted by pediments; flat roof over the wings and pediment over the central protion; steps approaching middle of podium; within Astarte wearing turreted crown, leaning right on standard, raising chiton with left hand; left foot on prow; she is being crowned by a small Nike on column right.
21 mm, 9.54 gms


BMC 127
Charles MJun 09, 2019
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Akko Ptolemias, Samaria

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: COL PTO Tyche, holding rudder and cornucopia, standing left, crowned by Nike on column; all within tetrastyle temple.
26 mm, 7.50 gms

Kadman 171; Nomos, Obolos Web Auction 8, Lot 426
Charles MJun 09, 2019
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Countermark sometimes found on coins of Elagabalus.

Obv: Bust of emperor (not Elagabalus) right. Countermark of CAP B in rectangular incuse with rounded ends.
Rev: Little original detail remaining.
22 mm, 5.68 gms

Howgego 559
Charles MJun 09, 2019
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misc0026 viewsSemi-autonomous (Time of Elagabalus-Severus Alexander)
Temnus, Aeolis

Obv: IЄPACVN KΛHTOC, bust of Senate right.
Rev: CAVCTPATONЄKIANOV →THMN, two Nemeses standing facing one another, each with one arm raised and the other lowered.
23 mm, 7.35 gms

BMC 14
Charles MJun 09, 2019
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PERGAMON (Mysia) AE16. EF. Athena - Heads of Bull. Circa 310-282 BC.15 viewsObverse: Helmeted and laureate head of Athena left.
Reverse: ΠEΡΓA. Confronted heads of bulls; ivy leaf above.

EF condition, conserving full details in both sides, very bold reliefs and a nice green patina totally natural.

SNG BN 1577-85 var. Pergamon (Mysia), Circa 310-282 BC. 4,0 g - 16 mm
1 commentsMark R1Jun 08, 2019
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Countermarks

Obv: No detail of original coin. Countermark of CMYP around laureate head of Elagabalus or Severus Alexander in circular incuse and another of B in circular incuse.
Rev: No original detail remaining.
28 mm, 6.37 gms

Howgego 36 and 761
Charles MJun 08, 2019
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ISTROS AR Drachm. EF-/EF. Eagle over Dolphin.18 viewsObverse: Facing male heads, the left inverted
Reverse: IΣTPIH. Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons.

in EF-/EF condition, conserving full details in both sides, very bold reliefs and high quality silver.

SNG BM Black Sea 237. Istros (Thrace) mint, 400-350 BC. 5,0 g - 17,5 mm
3 commentsMark R1Jun 08, 2019
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002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 480, Pergamum, AR-Cistophoric-Tetradrachm, AVGVSTVS, Capricorn right, laurel wreath around, #168 views002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 480, Pergamum, AR-Cistophoric-Tetradrachm, AVGVSTVS, Capricorn right, laurel wreath around, #1
avers: IMP•CAE SAR, Bare head of Augustus right.
reverse: AVGVSTVS, Capricorn right with head left, holding cornucopiae, laurel wreath around.
exergue: -/-//AVGVSTVS, diameter: 26,2-27,2mm, weight: 11,52g, axes: 12h,
mint: Pergamum, date: 27-26 B.C.,
ref: RIC I 480, RSC 16, BMCRE 696, RPC I 2211,
Q-001
4 commentsquadransJun 08, 2019
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Euboia, Histiaia.8 viewsEuboia, Histiaia. 171-168 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.27 gm). Head of Nymph Histiaia r., wreathed with vine, hair rolled. / Histaiai sitting on stern of ship, r., holding naval stdd. Head of trident beneath. ΙΣΤΙ-ΑΙΕΩΝ r. Magistrate AIE-ΩΝ above. EF. SNG Cop 527; BCD Euboia 382; HGC 4 #1525.Christian TJun 08, 2019
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Euboia, Histiaia.7 viewsEuboia, Histiaia. 3rd-2nd c. BC. AR Tetrobol (2.41 gm). Wreathed head of nymph Histiaia r. / Nymph seated right on stern of galley; wing on side of ship; below, trident head l. gVF. CNG EA241 #72. SNG Cop 527 var. (trident head r.); BCD Euboia 382, 387; BMC Central pp 128-135 #34-131; HGC 4 #1524.Christian TJun 08, 2019
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Lokris, Opuntia.6 viewsLokris, Opuntia. 338-300 BC. AR Obol (0.74 gm). Amphora wreathed with ivy, between grapes hung from handles. ΟΠ to l. and ON to r. / Star pattern, dotted border. gVF. BCD Lokris-Phokis 460.7; BMC 36; HGC 4 #1002; SNG Cop. 57, 63.Christian TJun 08, 2019
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Lokris, Opuntia.14 viewsLokris, Opuntia. 369-338 BC. AR Stater. Head of Persephone r. wreathed with grain. / Ajax of Lokris wearing Corinthian helmet, advancing r. holding sword and large shield decorated with griffin. Spear behind. OΠONTΙΩΝ. VF. BMC 8.14-16; BMC Central 28; BCD Lokris 70-71; HGC 4 #991 (R1); SNG Berry 570; SNG Lockett 1693.
1 commentsChristian TJun 08, 2019
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Lokris, Opuntia.8 viewsLokris, Opuntia. 360-350 BC. AR Stater (11.57 gm). Head of Persephone l. wreathed with grain, wearing a rosette-and-crescent earring with five pendants and a simple pearl necklace. / Ajax of Lokris wearing Corinthian helmet advancing r. holding sword and large shield decorated with snake, spears on ground below. OΠON-TΙΩΝ. EF. Ponterio 119 #463. SNG Cop 46; BCD Lokris 42; BMC 8.2,16; HGC 4 #990; SNG Lockett 1684.
Christian TJun 08, 2019
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S. Afrainus, Semis7 viewsS. Afrainus, Semis

RRC 206/3
150 bc
11,66 gr

Av: Laureate head of Saturn to r, (behind 'S').
Rv: Prow to r, above SAFRA, below ROMA, before dolphin.

Ex Münzen & Medaillen GmbH, Auktion 46, lot 614, 15 February 2018
NorbertJun 08, 2019
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Samosata, Commagene

Obv: ...M AV ANTΩNεINOC, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Rev: CAMO-CATεΩN, Tyche turreted seated left on rocks, eagle in right hand, left hand on rocks, Pegasus running left below.
32 mm, 20.07 gms

Butcher 29b, SNG Cop 22
Charles MJun 08, 2019
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Philadelphia

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: … →..., Chariot with domed canopy supported by four pillars, drawn right by four horses..
22 mm, 8.55 gms

Spijkerman 46
Charles MJun 08, 2019
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Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAES M]AV ANTONINVS A[VG], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right. Indistinct countermark.
Rev: T VRI ORV M, Temple of Astarte with 6 columns, arch over middle, Astarte within with right hand on trophy being crowned by Nike standing on column on right. Altar at base of steps with palm tree on right and murex shell on left.
27 mm, 12.87 gms

BMC 404
Charles MJun 08, 2019
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Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: ...ANTWN..., laureate head right.
Rev: KA..., Crescent, horns upwards, with pendent fillets and small globe below; between horns six pellets surrounding central pellet.
15 mm, 2.12 gms

BMC 14 variant (bust type)
Charles MJun 08, 2019
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Carrhae, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: ...KAPΛOΛ..., crescent, horns upwards, within six pellets surrounding central pellet connected by lines to form six pointed star.
16 mm, 2.81 gms

Mionnet ---, BMC ---
Charles MJun 08, 2019
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Vespasian-RIC-115347 viewsÆ Dupondius, 12.79g
Lyon mint, 71 AD
RIC 1153 (C). BMC 806.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III; Head of Vespasian, radiate, r.; globe at point of bust
Rev: S C in field; Victory flying l., with shield inscribed SPQR
Acquired from Olding, MA Shops, May 2019 = Olding, List 96, March 2019, Sammlung Fritz Reusing, no. 157. From the collection of Fritz Reusing (1874-1956), inherited and continued by Reusing's nephew Paul Schürer (1890-1976).

A somewhat common Victory type unique to Lyon for Vespasian struck during his massive bronze issue of 71. It copies an earlier Lyon type produced for Nero. The coin is characterised by the mint's distinctive style in both the portraiture and the majestic, sweeping Victory on the reverse.

This is another coin from the Fritz Reusing Collection. Being a portrait painter, I would like to think Herr Reusing was was attracted to the coin's fantastic portrait.
2 commentsDavid AthertonJun 08, 2019
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Euboia, Chalkis.6 viewsEuboia, Chalkis. c. 338-308 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.66 gms). Head of nymph Chalkis r. / Eagle right, tearing at rabbit in talons, crescent above. XA to below l. VF. Ponterio 133 #1381 BCD Euboia 136; BMC 8 pg. 111 #57; HGC 1466; Picard 1979 Em. 7; SNG Cop. 440-441.Christian TJun 08, 2019
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Euboia, Chalkis.6 viewsEuboia, Chalkis. c. 338-300 BC. AR Drachm (3.72 gm). Head of nymph Chalkis right. / Eagle flying upwards, head r., clutching serpent, wreath r. VF. Ponterio 132 #2155. SNG Cop 434. cf BMC-8.110, 44; BCD Euboia 124; HGC 4 #1463; Picard 1999 Em 3.Christian TJun 08, 2019
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Euboia, Chalkis.6 viewsEuboia, Chalkis. c. 290-271 BC. AR Drachm (3.67 gm). Head of nymph Chalkis r. / Eagle flying upwards, head r., clutching serpent, cadeuces r. XΛA above. VF. Ponterio 136 #1745. SNG Cop 438. BCD Euboia 178-180; HGC 4 #1464; Picard 1975 Em. 30.Christian TJun 08, 2019
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Euboia, Eretria.13 viewsEuboia, Eretria. c. 304-290 BC. AR Drachm (3.77 gm). Head of nymph Euboea right. / Head of bull with fillets from horns, lyre at right. EY above. VF. Ponterio 136 #1749. BCD Euboia 17; HGC 1420; SNG Cop 484; Wallace 1965 101(XLV-57), pl.X, 101 (same dies).1 commentsChristian TJun 08, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, GRATIAN. AE2 of Siscia. Struck A.D.378 - 38318 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB. Gratian standing facing, holding Victory on globe in his left hand and raising kneeling turreted female figure with his right; in exergue, BSISC.
RIC IX : 26a | LRBC : 1512-18
*AlexJun 08, 2019
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Euboia, Eretria.6 viewsEuboia, Eretria. c. 304-290 BC. AR Drachm (3.63 gms) Nesiotic stdd, a reduced Attic stdd under Demetrios Poliorketes. Head of nymph Euboea left. / Head of bull slightly to right, fillets hanging from horns, EY above. VF. Ponterio 132 #2150. BCD Euboia 18; HGC 4 #1421; cf.BMC-8.124,44; SNG COP 482; Wallace 1965 49.Christian TJun 08, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, GRATIAN. AE2 of Cyzicus. Struck c.A.D.379 - 38317 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian, holding spear in his right hand, facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Gratian standing facing, head right, on galley sailing left with Victory at the helm: in left field, wreath; in exergue, SMKA.
RIC IX : 14a
SCARCE
*AlexJun 08, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, GRATIAN. AE3 of Aquileia. Struck A.D.367 - 37517 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Gratian advancing right, holding standard in his left hand and dragging captive by the hair with his right; in exergue, •SMAQS.
RIC IX : 11c | LRBC : 1017-22.
SCARCE
*AlexJun 08, 2019
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Roman Empire, GRATIAN. AE3 of Aquileia. Struck A.D.378 - 38317 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS ROMANORVM. Roma seated facing, head left, holding globe in her right hand and downward facing spear in her left; in exergue, SMAQS.
RIC IX : 35a.
RARE
*AlexJun 08, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, GRATIAN. AE3 of Arles, Struck A.D.367-37519 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS AVGG AVG. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: GLORIA NOVI SAECVLI. Gratian standing facing, head left, holding labarum and leaning on shield; in exergue, TCON.
Diameter: 17.9mm | Weight: 2.9gms.
RIC IX : 15
This unusual type, unique to Gratian, was only struck at one mint, Arles (Arelate). By this time Arelate had been renamed Constantina by Constantine I. The city was probably renamed in connection with Constantine II's elevation to Caesar in A.D.317, particularly since Constantine II was born there.

The AVGG AVG in the obverse legend probably alludes to Gratian's right to the succession. The question of his succession arose because, according to Ammianus Marcellinus, when Valentinian I lay ill and had not named a successor, the soldiers planned on raising a candidate of their own choosing. Valentinian, however, recovered and quickly raised Gratian to the position of Augustus to ensure his dynastic position. The reverse inscription indicates that Gratian is destined to fulfill the Messianic prophecy of the Sibylline books, to bring in a golden era of justice and plenty.
*AlexJun 08, 2019
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Roman Empire, HONORIUS AE3 of Cyzicus. Struck A.D.408 - 42317 viewsObverse: D N HONORIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing right; behind head, star.
Reverse: GLORIA ROMANORVM. Two emperors standing facing, each holding a spear and shield; in exergue, SMKA.
RIC X : 403
*AlexJun 08, 2019
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Roman Empire, HONORIUS. AE3 of Cyzicus. Struck A.D.393 - 42316 viewsObverse: D N HONORIVS P F AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed facing bust of Honorius holding spear and shield.
Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG. Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding Victory and sceptre; in exergue, SMKΓ.
RIC X : 95
SCARCE
*AlexJun 08, 2019
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Roman Empire, JOVIAN. AE3 of Siscia. Struck A.D.363 - 36416 viewsObverse: D N IOVIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovian facing right.
Reverse: VOT V MVLT X in four lines within laurel-wreath; in exergue, ASISC.
RIC VIII : 424.
RARE
*AlexJun 08, 2019
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Roman Empire, JOVIAN. AE3 of Constantinopolis. Struck A.D.363 - 36420 viewsObverse: D N IOVIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovian facing left.
Reverse: VOT V within laurel-wreath; in exergue, CONSPΓ.
RIC VIII : 178.
SCARCE
*AlexJun 08, 2019
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Boeotia, Thebes.7 viewsBoeotia, Thebes. c. 371-338 BC. AR Stater (12.33 gm) Struck circa 368-364 BC. Boeotian shield / Amphora, magistrate AR-KA across field. Rare use of the R form of the letter rho. It is almost always rendered as P except in Sicily and Italy, which occasionally use the R form. gVF. BCD Boiotia 536; SNG Cop 318; Hepworth 13; HGC 4 #1330-1334 var (magistrate); Head Boeotia p 64. cf CNG 58 #453. Christian TJun 08, 2019
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Corinthia, Corinth.6 viewsCorinthia, Corinth. 345-307 BC. AR Drachm (2.71 gm). Pegasos flying l., with pointed wing. Ϙ below. / Head of Aphrodite l., wearing sakkos. ΔΙ in lower fields. gVF. BCD Corinth 155; BMC 322; HGC 1869 (R1); cf SNG Cop 125; SNG Lockettt 2139; Winterthur 2110.Christian TJun 08, 2019
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Corinthia, Corinth.7 viewsCorinthia, Corinth. 405-345 BC. AR Stater (8.53 gm). Pegasus flying l., Ϙ below. / Head of Athena l., wearing Corinthian helmet over leather cap, ΔΙ to l. & r. To r.: Artimis running l. with flaming torch in both hands. VF. Pegasi 126 #104 SNG Cop 98; HGC 1832; Ravel 1076; Pegasi 451; BCD Corinth -; BMC 315; Dewing 1771; Boston MFA 1154; Pozzi (Boutin) 3779.Christian TJun 08, 2019
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Corinthia, Corinth.6 viewsCorinthia, Corinth. 345-307 BC. AR Stater (8.28 gm). Pegasos flying l., with pointed wing. Ϙ below. / Head of Athena l., wearing Corinthian helmet over leather cap. Nike flying l. behind, carrying fillet. gVF. SNG Cop 110; BCD Corinth 110-111; BMC pg. 40; HGC 4 #1848 (C); Pegasi I 420; Ravel 1030.Christian TJun 08, 2019
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Elis, Olympia.7 viewsElis, Olympia. c. 452-432 BC. AR Stater (11.89 gm) Zeus mint, struck 450-440, Time of the 82th-87th Olympiad. Eagle flying r., tearing at hare in its talons. Several bankers' marks. / Nike running l., holding wreath in extended hand and raising hem of chiton; F–A in field. aVF. Ponterio 136 #1755. BCD Olympia 327.3 (same obv. die); Seltman 1921 Series VIII p 18 #69e; SNG Cop 358 (these dies). SNG Delepierre 2065; SNG Spencer-Churchill 165; HGC 5 #305.Christian TJun 08, 2019
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RPC II 1119A Domitianus37 viewsObv: ΔOMITIANOΣ KAIΣAP, laureate head right
Rev: MAΣTAYPEITΩN, Dionysus standing left, holding thyrsus and cantharus.
AE19 (19.33 mm 4.600 g 12h) Struck in Mastaura (Lydia)
RPC II 1119A (newly recorded)
purchased from Lanz on eBay
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 08, 2019
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German Notgeld: Bonn, Rhineland13 viewsCity: Bonn
State: Rhineland
Denomination: 50 Pfennig
Obverse: STADT BONN – PFENNIG separated by olive branches in outer circle, numeral 50 within inner circle.
Reverse: BEETHOVEN – BONN * 1770, bust of Ludwig van Beethoven, 1920 below.
Date: 1920
Grade: XF
Catalog #: L51.10
Matt InglimaJun 08, 2019
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German Notgeld: Düren, Rhineland14 viewsCity: Düren
State: Rhineland
Denomination: 1/2 Mark
Obverse: STADT DÜREN, 1/2 MARK in center, 1919 in exergue.
Reverse: No legend, bust of an aviator, wearing flight gear, facing left, in the cockpit of an aircraft, wires and wing struts visible in background.
Date: 1919
Grade: XF
Catalog #: L101.11
Matt InglimaJun 08, 2019
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bmc74var14 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: MHKOC..., turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right.
14 mm, 2.25 gms

BMC 74 variant (bust type and orientation of reverse bust)
1 commentsCharles MJun 08, 2019
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pella002a6 viewsElagabalus
Pella, Macedonia

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL IVL AVS PЄLLA, City goddess seated left, wearing mural crown, right hand raised to head.
23 mm, 8.85 gms

Varbanov 3731, Moushmov 6475
Charles MJun 08, 2019
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hhj8.26.21.01x6 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOCI, Telesphoros in hooded cloak standing facingt.
18 mm, 3.41 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.18.21.4 (as Caracalla)
Charles MJun 08, 2019
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hhj8.26.35.06_26 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC, in left field T, in right field PΩ, Nemesis standing left holding scales in right hand and cubit in left, wheel at her feet.
27 mm, 13.65 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.35.6
Charles MJun 08, 2019
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hj6.28.22.087 viewsElagabalus and Julia Maesa
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC AVΓ IOVΛIA MAICA AVΓ, laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus on left facing draped bust of Julia Maesa on right .
Rev: VΠ I(OV)Λ ANT CEΛEVK(OV) M(AP)KIANOΠO →ΛITΩN, serpent with several elaborate coils, head right. E in upper left field.
28 mm, 10.54 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.28.22.8
Charles MJun 08, 2019
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hj6.26.20.xx_36 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: [AVT K M] AVP ANT(ΩN)INOC, laureate head right
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), serpent entwined staff, head to left
18 mm, 2.18 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.20.xx (this obverse legend not in HJ)
Charles MJun 08, 2019
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hj6.26.35.186 viewsElagabalus
Marcianopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VΠ CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛIT(ΩN), Nemesis standing left, holding scales and cornucopia, wheel at her feet.
25 mm, 9.63 gms

Hristova-Jekov 6.26.35.18
Charles MJun 08, 2019
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RIC 686 Vespasian38 viewsIMP CAESAR VESP AVG
Laureate head right

PONTIF MAXIM
Winged cauduceus

Rome, 74 AD

3.21g

RIC 686 (R)

Ex-Jerusalem Haydaya
6 commentsJay GT4Jun 07, 2019
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Boeotia, Thebes.8 viewsBoeotia, Thebes. 425-400 BC. AR Stater (11.66 gm). Boeotian shield, with vestiges of club across upper half. / Two-handled amphora. Q-E in either field. VF. SNG ANS 595; BCD Boiotia 388; SNG Lockett 1744; BMC 72; HGC 4 #1325. Ex-BCD Collection.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Boeotia, Thebes.6 viewsBoeotia, Thebes. 425-400 BC. AR Stater (12.20 gm). Boeotian shield / Two-handled amphora. Bow to l. Q-E in either field. VF. BCD Boiotia 403 or 404, BMC Central p. 67 #1, 94; SNG Cop 305. ex Lanz 4/16/1979 #92. HGC 4 #1325. Ex CNG 159 #63; ex BCD Coll.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Boeotia, Thebes.7 viewsBoeotia, Thebes. 425-395 BC. AR Stater (10.91 gm). Boeotian shield. / Bearded head of Dionysios, r., wearing ivy wreath. VF. SNG ANS 594; Babelon III #241; BCD Boiotia 425-435; SNG Cop 284; HGC 4 #1326.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Boeotia, Thebes.6 viewsBoeotia, Thebes 395-340 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.47 gm), Federal mint, possibly Thespiae. Boeotian shield / Two-handled cup, Katharos, BO-I to l. & r., voided crescent to r. aVF. HGC 4 #1166; Babelon III 365; BCD Boiotia 42; SNG Cop 176.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Boeotia, Thebes.15 viewsBoeotia, Thebes. Third Boeothian League 221-197 BC. AR Drachm or 1/2 Stater (4.98 gm) on reduced Aiginetic standard. Head of Persephone slightly r., wreathed with grain. / Poseidon stdg facing, looking right, holding dolphin & trident. ΒΟΙΩΤΩΝ to l, ΔΙ to r. & Boeotian shield below. VF. BMC Central p 42 #90; BCD Boiotia 93; HGC 4 #1174; SNG Cop 83 var (I not ̶Ι); SNG Lockett 1773.1 commentsChristian TJun 07, 2019
074_Philippus_I__(244-249_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-2696,_D-4933,_Alexandria,_Cuirassed_bust_r_,_Eagle,_L-A_(RY-1),_243-4_AD,_Q-001,_0h,_22,0-23,0mm,_12,84g-s~0.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, 074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), G-2696, D-4933, BI-Tetradrachm, L/A//--, Eagle standing left, #153 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), G-2696, D-4933, BI-Tetradrachm, L/A//--, Eagle standing left, #1
avers: A K M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC EYCEB, Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Eagle standing left, head turned right, holding wreath in beak. Date L-A across fields.
exergue: L/A//--, diameter: 22,0-23,0 mm, weight: 12,84 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: Dated Year (L-A=1), 243-244 A.D., ref: Geissen-2696, Dattari-4933, Kapmann-Ganschow-74.01-p294, Milne 3521, Emmett 3480.
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 07, 2019
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074p Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, G-2696, D-4933, BI-Tetradrachm, L/A//--, Eagle standing left, #145 views074p Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, G-2696, D-4933, BI-Tetradrachm, L/A//--, Eagle standing left, #1
avers: A K M IOY ΦIΛIΠΠOC EYCEB, Laureate, and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Eagle standing left, head turned right, holding wreath in beak. Date L-A across fields.
exergue: L/A//--, diameter: 22,0-23,0 mm, weight: 12,84 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: Dated Year (L-A=1), 243-244 A.D., ref: Geissen-2696, Dattari-4933, Kapmann-Ganschow-74.01-p294, Milne 3521, Emmett 3480.
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 07, 2019
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Greece15 viewsGreece - Central, Peloponnesos, Crete & The Cyclades.
Thessaly, Akarnania, Boeotia, Euboia, Attica, Corinthia, Sikyonia, Peloponnesos, Argolis, Phokaia, Arkadia, Lokris.
1 commentsChristian TJun 07, 2019
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3732 SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. under Hadrian Trichalkon. 128-29 AD Ram Γ above24 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3732; McAlee 125c; BMC 102; SNG Copenhagen 117.

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177

Obv. ANTIOXЄωN THC MHTPOΠOΛЄωC.
Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right.

Rev. ЄT ZOP
Ram leaping right, head left; star within crescent and in field, l., Γ

4.36 gr
18 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiJun 07, 2019
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Jenkins 384 and 386 same reverse die,but coin on right reworked at the folds at the back of neck,and the beard7 viewsGrant HJun 07, 2019
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RIC 0143 Vespasianus78 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right
Rev: CAES AVG F DES IMP AVG F COS DES IT / S C (in field), Titus standing right with spear and parazonium, confronting Domitian standing left with spear
AE/Sestertius (34.44 mm 25,40 gr 6h) Struck in Rome 71 AD (2nd issue)
RIC 143 R, BMCRE 528, BNF 473
Purchased on eBay in 2004
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 07, 2019
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1882, RIC V-I 080, Rome, AE-As, CONCORDIA AVG, -/-//inv. Z, Empress and Emperor, #145 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-1882, RIC V-I 080, Rome, AE-As, CONCORDIA AVG, -/-//inv. Z, Empress and Emperor, #1
avers: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Bust right, laureate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1*)
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG, Empress standing right, clasping the hand of Emperor in military dress standing left, holding long scepter in the left hand, between them, radiate and draped bust of Sol right. (Emperor and Empress 3)
exergue: -/-//inv. Z, diameter: 24,0-26,4mm, weight: 6,35g, axes: 0h,
mint: Rome, iss-11, off-7, date: 275 A.D., ref: T-1882 (Estiot), RIC V-I 80,
Q-001
quadransJun 07, 2019
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Thrace, Kings, Lysimachos, (323 - 281 B.C.), Price L28, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #158 viewsThrace, Kings, Lysimachos, (323 - 281 B.C.), Price L28, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing a lion skin headdress.
reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ, ΛYΣIMAXOY, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on the outstretched right hand, scepter in the left hand, lion-forepart over the crescent are the left field, pentagram beneath the throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter:16,4-17,0mm, weight: 4,17g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thrace, Kings, Lysimachos, Colophone (uncertain) mint, date: 323 - 281 B.C.,
ref: Price L28,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransJun 07, 2019
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Arkadian League.8 viewsArkadian League. 175-168 BC. AR Hemidrachm or Triobol (2.28 gm) of Megalopolis. Laur. Head of Zeus l. / Pan seated l. on rock, r. hand raised, holding lagobolon in l; eagle to l. MEΓ and Δ monograms. EF. BCD Pelop.1552 (same rev. die); HGC 932.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Arkadian League .8 viewsArkadian League . 175-168 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.40 gm) of Megalopolis, Symmachic standard. Laur. Head of Zeus l. / Youthful Pan seated l. on rock, r. hand raised, holding lagobolon; eagle above knee, A-Δ. gVF. BCD Peloponnesos 1547.5; Dengate 1967 Gp 1 Pd IIB Issue 4; HGC 5 #932; BMC 78; SNG ANS 866v (monogram); SNG Cop 194v (same). Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Attica, Athens.8 viewsAttica, Athens. 449-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.99 gm). Head of Athena r., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated w/ olive leaves, bankers marks on cheek. / Owl standing r., head facing; crescent moon and olive sprig behind. VF. HGC 4 #1597 (C) SNG Cop 31ff; Kroll 8; Flament 2007 Gp II.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Attica, Athens.8 viewsAttica, Athens. 449-413 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.17 gm). Head of Athena r., wearing crested Attic helmet decorated w/ 3 olive leaves over visor & spiral palmette on bowl / Owl standing r., head facing; crescent moon and olive sprig behind. nEF. CNG 46 #281. SNG Cop 32; HGC 4 #1597(C); Flament 2007 Gp II. Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Attica, Athens. 8 viewsAttica, Athens. 134-133 BC. New style AR Tetradrachm (16.73 gm). Head of Athena parthenos r., wearing crested Attic helmet. / Owl r., standing on prostrate amphora, A-OE above. Magistrates Timarchos, Nikago(ras), and Sosig- TIM-APXO[Y] / NIKAΓO / ΣΩΣIΓ to r.; anchor and star to l., [Δ] on amphora, ME beneath. VF. HGC 4 #1602 (C); Thompson 363 f&g; Svoronos, Monnaies, pl. 50, 5; HGC 4 #1602. cf SNG ANS 719.
Christian TJun 07, 2019
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amphivarb32938 viewsElagabalus
Amphipolis, Macedonia

Obv: AV K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, City goddess enthroned left, wearing mural crown, holding patera over flaming altar; fish swimming left in exergue.
21 mm, 6.18 gms

Varbanov 3293
Charles MJun 07, 2019
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Caracalla (Caesar) Coin: Silver Denarius 8 viewsIMP CAES M AVR ANTON AVG - Laureate, draped bust right.
MINER VICTRIX - Minerva standing left, holding Victory and spear, shield at foot, trophy behind.
Mint: Rome (198-199 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 2.70g / 1mm / 12h
References:
RIC 21
RSC 161
BMC 117
Acquisition/Sale: jerusalemhadaya2012 eBay $0.00 06/19
Notes: Jun 7, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Gary W2Jun 07, 2019
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Akarnania, Leukas.15 viewsAkarnania, Leukas. After 435 BC. AR Stater (8.39 gm). Pegasus r., with pointed wing. Λ monogram below. / Head of Athena r., wearing Corinthian helmet over leather cap. Hippocamp behind. Λ monogram. VF. Pegasi V, #113. HGC 4 #823; BCP Akarnania 224; Pegasi II #107.1 commentsChristian TJun 07, 2019
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Akarnania, Leukas.9 viewsAkarnania, Leukas. 320-280 BC. AR Stater (8.57 gm) on Corinthian standard. Pegasos flying right; Λ below / Helmeted head of Athena right; behind, A and grapes above amphora. VF. Pegasi 128; BCD Akarnania 275; SNG Cop 355; BMC 68; HGC 827. cf Pegasi 128 #85.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Argolis, Argos.8 viewsArgolis, Argos. 343 BC. AR Tetrobol (2.42 gm). Forepart of wolf at bay, l. / Large A over crescent in shallow incuse square, Α-Ρ above. aVF. Peg. 125 #108. SNG Cop. 29; BCD Pelop. 109.4; BMC Pelop 60; HGC 5, 667 (C).Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Argolis, Argos.7 viewsArgolis, Argos. 330-270 BC. AR Obol (0.85 gm). Wolf head l., ΣI (retrograde) above. / Large A in shallow incuse square, Π-P above A, club below. gVF. CNG 79 #292. SNG.Cop.54-5. BCD Peloponnesos 1080.3; SNG Lockett 2506; BMC Pelop 143 #92, 94; HGC 5 #679.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Arkadian League.15 viewsArkadian League . 460-450 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.88 gm) of Kleitor, Aiginetic standard. Zeus Lykaios seated, holding scepter, eagle flying over outstretched arm / Head of Kallisto r. with profile eye, wearing taina, all w/in incuse square. ARKA-ΔΙΚΟΝ. VF. Pegasi A34 #146. HGC 5 #860 (R2); BCD Peloponnesos 1407; SNG Cop -; BMC 39; Williams Confederate Pd III #3. Rare.1 commentsChristian TJun 07, 2019
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Achaean League, Teaga.6 viewsAchaean League, Teaga in Arkadia. c. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.38 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, T - E to l. & r., ΘΗ monogram (#27) above. gVF. Pegasi A22 #136. Benner 5; BCD Peloponessos 17446; HGC 5 #1075; Clerk pl IX 4 #226; BMC 130-131; SNG Cop 295.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Aigina6 viewsAigina. 445-431 BC. AR Obol (0.87 gm). Tortoise, with segmented shell / Incuse square w/ lg skew pattern VF SNG Cop 511; SNG Munich 535; HGC 6 #451 (S); Meadows Gp III b.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Aigina7 viewsAigina. 510-490 BC. AR Stater (12.37 gm). Sea Turtle / Incuse square w/ lg skew pattern of five triangles. VF. SNG Cop 501ff; HGC 6 #430 (S); Meadows Gp II a-b.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Aigina6 viewsAigina. 404-350 BC. AR Stater (12.16 gm). Tortise. Bankers mark in center. / Anepigraphic. Incuse square w/ lg skew pattern. aVF. HGC 6 #437 (S); SNG Cop 516ff; Meadows Gp IIIb.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Akarnania, Anaktorion.7 viewsAkarnania, Anaktorion. 350-300 BC. AR Stater (8.42 gm). Pegasus r., with pointed wing. AN monogram below. / Head of Athena r., wearing Corinthian helmet over leather cap. Tripod behind enclosed by wreath. AN monogram. EF. Pegasi 122, #92. SNG Cop 288; Pegasi 30; BCD Akarnania 89; HGC 4 #758 (C).Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Achaean League, Megalopolis.6 viewsAchaean League, Megalopolis in Arkadia. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.34 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, with Ξ above, magistrate K- I t l. & r., Syrinx below. VF. Benner 15; BCD Peloponessos 1550; HGC 5 #953; Clerk pl VIII #8; SNG Cop 285.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Achaean League, Messene.6 viewsAchaean League, Messene. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.40 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, with X above and m below. VF. Benner 14; BCD Peloponessos 722.8; HGC 5 #596; Clerk pl XII 4, #297; SNG Cop 317.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Achaean League, Pallantion.6 viewsAchaean League, Pallantion in Arkadia. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.15 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram. Π-Α-Λ to l., top, & r. Below: ΕΥ monogram w/ trident. EF. Benner 4; BCD Peloponessos 1593.2; HGC 5 #969; Clerk pl IX, 3 #219; SNG Cop 290; BMC 124-6.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Achaean League, Patrai.6 viewsAchaean League, Patrai in Achaia . 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.32 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, ΦI above, Ξ to l., ΠA to r., and dolphin below. nEF. Benner 49; BCD Peloponessos 508.4-5; HGC 5 #55; SNG Cop 253.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Achaean League, Sparta.6 viewsAchaean League, Sparta in Laconia. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.80 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, with AI monogram above, Pilei of Dioscuri l & r., and monogram (#24) below. VF. Benner 6; BCD Peloponessos 865.4; HGC 5 #643; SNG Cop 3320; Clerk pl XIII, 6.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Achaean League, Antigoneia.6 viewsAchaean League, Antigoneia in Arkadia (fka Mantineia). 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.37 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram. ΑN above, magistrate ΕΥ monogram below. VF. Benner p. 48 #9; Clerk 183 #1; SNG Cop 280; Peloponessos 1492; HGC 5 #926.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Achaean League, Antigoneia.6 viewsAchaean League, Antigoneia in Arkadia (fka Mantineia). 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.27 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram. A - N on l. & r., magistrate CΩ below, all in laurel wreath. gF/VF. Benner p. #47, #5; BCD Peloponessos 1492.2; SNG Cop 283-284; Clerk 197, Pl VIII, #6; HGC 5 #926; Agrinon 370-392; BMC 10.100.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Achaian League. Dyme 6 viewsAchaian League, Dyme in Achaia. Circa 86 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.32 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / League AX monogram; ΧΔ monogram above, T to left, ΑΡ monogram to right, fish below; all within wreath. gVF. CNG EA 254 #115. Benner 17; BCD Peloponnesos 488; HGC 5 #41; SNG Cop 240; Clerk pl 111 #3. Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Achaean League, Elis7 viewsAchaean League, Elis. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.41 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, with magistrate A - N on either side, FA above, nothing below. VF. Benner #11; HGC 5 #536; BCD Peloponessos 665.2; SNG Cop -.Christian TJun 07, 2019
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Lakonia (Sparta)6 viewsLakonia (Sparta).  196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Zeus Hamarios / AX monogram.
Not found in inventory 2017-12
Christian TJun 07, 2019
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same reverse dies with differnt obervers dies7 viewsGrant HJun 07, 2019
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Both coins overstruck coin on left you can see Pegasos hind leg on rump.9 viewsGrant HJun 07, 2019
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S.860 Eanred (Cutheard)9 viewsSceat of Eanred, king of Northumbria 810-841
Moneyer: Cutheard
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 860
Phase Ia
O: +EANRED R
R: +CVDHARD
Motif: 1/1

Ex- Wessex Coins
NapJun 07, 2019
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Mysia, Pergamon Æ178 viewsMysia, Pergamon.

c. 200 BC -133 BC.

17mm., 2.26g.

Head of Athena right

Owl standing, wings open, on palm branch

References:

AAEW
RLJun 07, 2019
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Chersonesos, Pantikapaion Æ229 viewsChersonesos, Pantikapaion

310—304 BC.

22mm., 6.93g.

Bearded head of Pan right

ΠΑΝ. Forepart of griffin left; below, sturgeon left

Reference: MacDonald 69 (vendors)

AAET
RLJun 07, 2019
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Mysia, Pergamon Æ178 viewsMysia, Pergamon

1st century BC.

17mm., 4.66g.

Helmeted head of Athena right

Trophy consisting of helmet and cuirass

References:

AAER
RLJun 07, 2019
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German Notgeld: Düren, Rhineland13 viewsCity: Düren
State: Rhineland
Denomination: ½ Mark
Obverse: STADT DÜREN, 1/2 MARK in center, 1919 in exergue.
Reverse: KOHLE BRINGT GOLD, head of a miner facing left, wearing cap, and resting pickaxe on left shoulder.
Date: 1919
Grade: VF
Catalog #: L101.12
Matt InglimaJun 07, 2019
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KINGS of NUMIDIA. Juba I29 viewsKINGS of NUMIDIA. Juba I, Circa 60-46 BC. Drachm (Silver, 17mm, 3.76 g 12), Utica. REX IVBA Diademed, bearded, draped and cuirassed bust of Juba I to right, scepter over his right shoulder. Rev. (Punic legend) Octastyle temple with a flat roof and a small, central, pedimented tower. MAA 29. Mazard 84. SNG Copenhagen 523. Attractively toned grey. Bankers mark under ear.3 commentsAncient AussieJun 06, 2019
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 2902, Aspendos, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, #148 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 2902, Aspendos, AR-Tetradrachm, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, #1
avers: No legends, Young Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at the neck. Controllmark: Anchor within the incuse rectangle.
reverse: Zeus Aëtophoros seated on throne left, holding eagle and scepter, Controls: In left field, ΑΣ above KΓ (date), ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right.
exergue: ΑΣ above KΓ/-//--, diameter: 27,2-28,8mm, weight: 16,15g, axes: 1h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, ‘Aspendos’ mint.
date: Dated: KΓ (=Year 23), c.c. 190-189 B.C., ref: Price(1991) 2902,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransJun 06, 2019
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RIC 387 Domitian As45 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P
Laureate head right with Aegis

SC
Mars advancing left with Victory and trophy

Rome, 85 AD

13.67g

RIC 387 (C)

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

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

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

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

Thanks to David Atherton and Curtis Clay for the brief biography and info.
9 commentsJay GT4Jun 06, 2019
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Claudius, 41 - 54 AD.  Billon Tetradrachm with high silver content.  Alexandria.  Year 6 = 45/6. 27 viewsObv. Laur. bust rt. 
Rev. Messalina stg. left resting on a column, extending her rt. hand in which she holds two small figures, and ears of corn in her left hand. 
Sear 1869 var
3 commentsCanaanJun 06, 2019
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Domitian AR Denarius52 views Domitian AR Denarius 81 CE
3.2 g
Obv: Head laureate r; IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM
Rev: Minerva adv r with spear and shield; COS VII DES VIII PP
RIC 28
3 commentsorfewJun 06, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, THEODOSIUS I. AE2 of Siscia. Struck c.A.D.379 - 38326 viewsObverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right.
Reverse: REPARATIO REIPVB. Theodosius standing facing, head left, raising kneeling turreted female figure with his right hand holding Victory on globe in his left. In exergue, *BSISC•.
RIC IX : 26d
1 comments*AlexJun 06, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, THEODOSIUS I. AE3 of Siscia. Struck c.A.D.379 - 38317 viewsObverse: D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right.
Reverse: CONCOR-DIA AVGGG. Roma seated facing on throne, her left leg bare and her head turned left. She is holding a globe in her right hand and reversed spear in her left; in exergue, BSISC.
RIC IX : 27d
SCARCE
*AlexJun 06, 2019
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ROMAN EMPIRE, THEODOSIUS I. AE4 of Siscia. Struck c.A.D.379 - 38326 viewsObverse: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Theodosius facing right.
Reverse: VOT V MVLT X in four lines within laurel wreath; in exergue, ASISC.
RIC IX : 292
1 comments*AlexJun 06, 2019
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Lydia, Philadelphia Æ189 viewsLydia, Philadelphia

c. 1st century BC

18mm., 6.18g.

Diademed head of Zeus right

Lyre; ivy leaf above; all within wreath

References:

AAEQ
RLJun 06, 2019
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Mysia, Pergamon Æ1712 viewsMysia, Pergamon

C. 200-30 BC.

17mm., 3.77g.

Laureate head of Asklepios right

AΣKΛHΠIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ. Serpent-entwined staff

References:

AAEP
RLJun 06, 2019
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Mysia, Pergamon Æ1511 viewsMysia, Pergamon

C. 200-30 BC.

15mm., 3.64g.

Laureate head of Asklepios right

AΣKΛHΠIOY ΣΩTHPOΣ. Serpent-entwined staff

References:

AAEN
RLJun 06, 2019
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033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 1019, Rome, AE-Sestertius, No legends, -/-//SC, Ceres seated left, Scarce! #195 views033 Sabina (???-136 A.D.), RIC II 1019, Rome, AE-Sestertius, No legends, -/-//SC, Ceres seated left, Scarce! #1
avers: SABINA•AVGVSTA HADRIANI•AVG P P, Her bust diademed draped bust right with hair coiled on top of the head.
reverse: No legends/SC, Ceres seated left on basket holding corn-ears and torch.
exergue: -/-//SC, diameter: 34,0-35,0mm, weight: 22,34g, axes: 6h, Scarce!
mint: Roma, date: 128-134 A.D.,
ref: RIC II 1019, Cohen 69, BMC 1879, Sear 3939, Strack II, 858,
Q-001
6 commentsquadransJun 05, 2019
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Islands off Attica. Aegina circa 550-456 BC, Stater28 views21 mm., 12,27 g.
Sea-turtle, head turned sideways, with row of dots down back, and an additional dot on each side at front / Incuse square divided by broad bands into a conventional pattern of five compartments.
very fine
HGC 6, 435; Meadows Group IIIa; Milbank pl. 1, 13; SNG Lockett 1970.
2 commentsLeoJun 05, 2019
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Gens Cipia, denarius (115-114 a.C.)15 viewsM. Cipius M.f., Denario

115-114 a.C., Roma, Crawford 289/1

3.92g x 16mm, argento

D/ M CIPI M F; testa di Roma con elmo attico alato; dietro, X.

R/ ROMA; una Vittoria, su biga, con un ramo di palma; sotto, un timone.

BB+
1 commentspaoloJun 05, 2019
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Celtic Coinage9 viewsContinental Celts & Tribes of Britannia
Gaul: Northwest Gaul: Aulerci Eburovices, Carnutes, Coriosolites, Redones, Senones, Veneti. Northeast Gaul: Ambiani, Remi, Suessiones (Cricironus), Treveri.
Central Gaul: Aediu, Arverni. Sequani (Turonos & Cantorix). Southern Gaul: Massalia (Marseilles), Tolostates, Volcae-Arecomici. Uncertain: Volcae Tectosages, Leuci, Senones.
Britain: Atrebates & Regni (Verica), Cantii (Amminus), CantuvellauniCorieltauvi (Volisios Dumnocoveros), Cunobelin, Dobunni, Durotriges, Epaticcus, Iceni, Trinovantes, Cantuvellauni & Trinovantes (Addedomaros, Caratacus).
Lower Danube: Geto-Dacians. Middle Danube: Hercuniates. Central Europe: Boii. Danubian Celts are also referred to as being from the Carpathian Region, in which there were various tribes, many unknown.
Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Danubian Celts6 viewsCelts, Danubian, Hungarian Plains. 2nd-1st c. BC. AR Didrachm (5.61 gm). Imitation of Philip II of uncertain tribe in Transylvania. Devolved head of Zeus r., cheek piece resembling four-spoked wheel / Disjointed horse with slight remains of rider, l. Horse head of Saddlehead type. VF. Bt. Gables Coin, 1999. Göbl OTA 300/15-6 var. (symbols on rev.); Kostial Lanz 653 var. (same); CCCBM I 46 var. (same); KMW-.Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Mátyás Hunyadi (Matthias Corvinus) - King of Hungary (1458-1490 A.D.) - H# 720, ÉH# 566i, CNH II# 233A, Frynas# H.34.37, Pohl# 222-916 viewsAR Denar
Struck in: 1479-1486 (Pohl), 1482-1490 (Huszár, Unger)
n—crossed hammers - Nagybánya mint, Bürgertum
Mass: 0.52 g , Diameter: 16.16 mm

Obverse:
Fourfold Hungarian coat of arms: Hungarian Árpád stripes, Hungarian double cross, Dalmatian leopard heads, Bohemian lions. In chest shield Hunyadi crow with ring in peak
Lettering: M MAThIE R hVnGARIE
Translation: Money of Mátyás, King of Hungary

Reverse:
Crowned Madonna looking left holds baby Jesus in her right arms, divides mintmark
Lettering: PATROn — VnGARIE
Translation: Patron of Hungary
2 commentsreebeezleeJun 05, 2019
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Indo-Sassanian7 viewsIndo-Sassanian. 950-1050 AD. AR Drachm (4.10 gm) AR gadhaiya paise. Imitative issue, Post-Gupta. Crude bust in ornate crown. "Mushroom head type", dots all around. Chaulukya series of Saurashtrat and Gujarat India. / Stylized fire altar, pellets around. VF. Issued by early rulers of Mewar, From Rajhastan and Malwa. Mitchener Non-Islamic 424. cf Deyell 158; P. Lal Gupta 178.
Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Sasanian, Khusru I.8 viewsSasanian, Khusru I. 531-579 AD. AR Drachma or 'Dirheiy' (4.09 gm). Khusru I r., star above l. & r. flanking mural crown, fronted with crescent and korymbos. Crescents on shoulders and in margin. / Pyre with ribbons between two attendants with star and crescent flanking flames. gVF. Göbl type I/196. See Mochiri; Paruck; Saeedi; Xinjiang; Sunrise.Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Indo-Skythians, Antimachos II.8 viewsAntimachos II. 174-165 BC. AR Drachm (2.32 gm). Winged Nike walking l., holding frond & fillet. Monogram l. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΝΙΚHΦΟΡΟY ΑΝΤΙΜΑΧΟΥ. / King on horseback right. Karosthi legend Maharajasa jayadharasa Antimakasa (of Great King Antimachos the Victory-bearer). EF. Bopearachchi Série 1C; SNG ANS 399; MIG 135d; HGC 124 C. Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Parthia, Mithridates III6 viewsParthia, Mithridates III (sold as Orodes I). 87-80/79 BC. AR Drachm (3.61 gm). Bust of Mithridates III r. wearing smooth-topped cap with decorated ear pieces. / Archer king enthroned, r. with bow outstretched. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜEΓAΛOY ARΣAKOY AYTOKPATOPOΣ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΣΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛEΛΛHNΟΣ. VF. This issue has traditionally been assigned to Orodes I, but has been reattributed to Mithradates III by Assar. Sellwood 31.5 (Orodes I); Shore 124 (Orodes I); SGC 7389; ZDZ89.Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Parthia, Sinatrukes (Brother of Mithridates II). 6 viewsParthia, Sinatrukes (Brother of Mithridates II). Sold as Gotarzes I 93/2-70/69 BC. AR Drachm (3.60 gm) Rhagae mint. Bust of Sinatrukes l. (or Gotarzes), long bearded bust wearing diademed tiara decorated with bull horn and crest of stags. / Beardless Arsaces enthroned, r. wearing kyrbasia and cloak, with bow outstretched. Legend II. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜEΓAΛOY ARΣAKOY ΘEOΠΑΤΟY ΝIKATΟΥ (Great King Arsaces, son of God, Victor). EF. Sellwood 33-3 (Gotarzes I); Shore 113 (Gotarzes I); BMC Parthia pg. 51, 55 (Phraates III?); MACW 543 var. (Phraates III; tiara style); SNG Cop. 71ff (Phraates III); MIG 639v. Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Parthia, Vardanes I.6 viewsParthia, Vardanes I. 38-46 BC. BI Tetradrachm (15.53 gm) of Seleukeia on the Tigris. Bearded bust of Vardanes I l. w/ diadem. Wart on forehead. / "King enthroned, r. with Tych before offering palm branch, bearing cornicopiae.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN ARΣAKOY ΣΥΠΑTΟPOΣ ΔIKAIOY ΣΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ ΦΙΛEΛΛHNΟΣ. Year ΔNT SE 354 (AD 43); ΔYCTPOV (month) in exergue " VF. Sellwood 64.14; Shore 351; SNG Cop. 154.
Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Persis, Vabharz (Oborzos). 6 viewsPersis, Vabharz (Oborzos). Early mid-3rd C. BC. AR Drachm (4.17 gm). Diademed head right, with mustache, wearing kyrbasia (satrapal hat) r. / Fire altar of Ahura-Mazda, with standing king to l. in pose of adoration, labarum to r. Aramaic legend (Oborze sátrap, master, of divine essence, son of Frada). VF. Rare. Alram 531 var.; Sear 6187; Sayles ACC VI pg 99; J. de Morgan MNO cf 343. Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Indo-Skythians, Azes.7 viewsIndo-Skythians, Azes. 58-12 BC. AR Tetradrachm (9.37 gm). Armored king on horseback r. holding elephant goad. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN ΜEΓAΛOY AZOY. / Athena stdg r. holding spear & shield, making gesture of benediction. Karosti legend Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa (of Great King, King of Kings Azes the Great). VF. ISCH 2, 98T; HGC 637 C; MIG 846d.Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Indo-Skythians, Azes.8 viewsIndo-Skythians, Azes. 58-12 BC. Three AR Drachma (gm: a. 2.33 b. 2.28 c. 2.23). Armored king on horseback r. holding elephant goad. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN ΜEΓAΛOY AZOY. Karosthi letter to r. a.ʅ b.ƿ c.ψ. / Zeus Nikephorus stdg l. w/ Nike on arm, holding sceptre. Karosthi legend Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa (of Great King, King of Kings Azes the Great). ↑󰁤-Hʒ, ↘M-ʒ, ←M-ƒ. VF. HGC 655 C; MIG 856, 857a, 857.Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Indo-Skythians, Maues.7 viewsIndo-Skythians, Maues. 125-85 BC AR Tetradrachm (9.43 gm). Zeus-Mithras stdg l. w/ scepter, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN ΜEΓAΛOY MAYOY / Winged Nike standing r, holding filleted palm branch and wreath. Monogram r. Karosti legend Rajadirajasa mahatasa Moasa (of Great King of Kings Maues). VF. ISCH2, 1T; MIG 699; HGC 524 C; cf CNG 54 #1039.Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Indo-Skythians, Maues8 viewsIndo-Skythians, Maues. 125-85 BC. AE29 (7.37 gm) of Taxila. Head of elephant r., bell hanging from neck. Reel and pellet border. / Cadeuces of entwined serpents. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ-MAYOY. VF. Mitchener MIG 707, ACW 108b var; HGC 531 S; Sear 7533 var.Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Indo-Skythians, Vonones.6 viewsIndo-Skythians, Vonones. Assoc. w/ Spalaphores. 75-65 BC. AR Drachm (2.38 gm) of Banna. Armored king on horseback r., holding spear. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN ΜEΓAΛOY OΝΩNOY / Radiate Zeus Keraunophoros-Helios stdg slightly l. holding thunderbolt & scepter. Karosti legend Maharaja bhrata dhramikasa Sapahorasa (of the Great King's brother Spalaphores the Just). VF. Mitchener ACW 2150, MIG 5 682(b); Senior ISCH 2 65.3D; HGC 611 R1. Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Eastern Cultures8 viewsHephthalites (White Huns), Indo-Sassanian, Indo-Skythians. Parthia, Persis, Sasanian.Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Hephthalites (White Huns), King Napki Malka6 viewsHephthalites (White Huns), King Napki Malka. c. 515-560 AD. BI Drachm (3.26 gm) of Kabul. Turkic bust r., in style of Khusru II, with winged bull's headress, legend Napki Malik before / Fire altar in center, two attendants to side, wheel above each. gVF/F. MAC 1507, 1508. c.f. Göbl Hunnen 256 & Dokumente Em. 198 or 205; FPP fig 84, 1 and 5; Mitchiner ACW 1499-1501. See CNG 87 #803. Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Indo-Skythians, Spalahores with Spalagadames.8 viewsIndo-Skythians. Spalahores with Spalagadames. c. 75-65 BC. Square AE Tetrachalkon (8.79 gm). Armored Skythia king with lowered spear on horseback r. СПАΛΥРІОС ΔІKIОY AΔEΛфOY TOY BACIΛEШC / Herakles seated on omphalos. Karosti legend Spalahora putrasa dhramiasa Spalagadamasa (of the son of Spalahores, Spalagadames the Just). VF. ISCH 2, 69; MIG 691b; HGC 617 C; Sayles VIChristian TJun 05, 2019
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Indo-Skythians. Azes7 viewsIndo-Skythians, Azes. 58-12 BC. AR Tetradrachm (9.6 gm). Armored king on horseback r. holding elephant goad. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩN ΜEΓAΛOY AZOY / Radiate Zeus-Mithra stdg holding thunderbolt and scepter. Karosti legend Maharajasa rajarajasa mahatasa Ayasa (of Great King, King of Kings Azes the Great). aEF. Pegasi 125 #160. Mitchener ACW 2226, MIG 749e; HGC 626 R2.Christian TJun 05, 2019
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Lysimachos Æ2010 viewsLysimachos, King of Thrace and Asia Minor. c.306 BC–281 BC.

20mm., 6.0g.

Young male head right, wearing Phrygian helmet

Trophy of captured arms and armor, arranged to resemble Athena Parthenos standing left, with helmet, shield, and spear, inscribed BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY

References:

AAEM
RLJun 05, 2019
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Rhodes Æ109 viewsRhodes

c.350 B.C. - 300 B.C.

10mm., 1.15g.

Diademed head of Rhodos right

Rose with bud to the right

References:

AAEL
RLJun 05, 2019
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Pisidia, Komama Æ1410 viewsPisidia, Komama

c 1st century BC.

14mm., 3.01g.

Laureate head of Zeus right

Lion left

References: SNG BN 1439?

AADF
RLJun 05, 2019
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Mysia, Kyzikos Æ1811 viewsMysia, Kyzikos

c. 3rd Century BC.

18mm., 4.77g.

Head of Kore right

Tripod, with tunny fish below

References:

AAEO
RLJun 05, 2019
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emmett2916.47 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOCCЄVCЄB, laureate head right.
Rev: L-Δ, ATHENA standing left, holding spear and Nike, shield on ground beside her.
24 mm, 10.90 gms

Emmett 2916.4
Charles MJun 05, 2019
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Bull Wrestling Drachm53 viewsThessaly Greece, the City of Larissa

Obv: The hero Thessalos1 to r. naked, except for chlamys around his shoulders and petasos, flying in the air, attached to his neck by a cord, holding with both hands a band that is around the forehead of a bull leaping r. All within a border of dots (not here visible).
Rev: ΛΑΡΙ above, Σ to the r. (not here visible), ΙΑ below (not here visible), bridled horse with trailing rein prancing r., no ground line. All within incuse square.
Denomination: Silver Drachm; Mint: Larissa; Date: c. 420 - 400 BC2; Weight: 6.06g; Diameter: 18mm: Die axis: 270º; References, for example: HGC 4, 423 (same obv.); Lorber 2008, pl. 43, 59 (same dies); BCD Thessaly II 372.7 (same dies).

Notes:
1Considered the ancestor of all Thessalians. The figure is also sometimes considered to be Jason (of Jason and the Argonauts), who according to one tradition was the father of Thessalos (HGC 4, p. 132).
2This is the date given in HGC 4. According to Lorber 2008 this coin should be placed in the revived bull wrestling drachm coinage, beginning c. 450 - 440 BC.

This type is related to the Thessalian sport of bull wrestling (taurokathapsia) “...regularly showcased at the Taureia games honoring Poseidon Taureios.” (HGC 4, p. 132).

Provenance: from the BCD collection, reportedly found 8 kms west of Pharsalus, May 1997.

Photo credits: Shanna Schmidt Numismatics

Sources

BCD Thessaly II: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. The BCD Collection of the Coinage of Thessaly. Triton XV Auction. (3 January 2012, New York).
HGC: Hoover, Oliver D. Handbook of Coins of Northern and Central Greece: Achaia Phthiotis, Ainis, Magnesia, Malis, Oita, Perrhaibia, Thessaly, Akarnania, Aitolia, Lokris, Phokis, Boiotia, Euboia, Attica, Megaris, and Corinthia, Sixth to First Centuries BC, The Handbook of Greek Coinage Series, Vol. 4. Lancaster/London: Classical Numismatic Group, Inc, 2014.
Lorber, Catharine C. “Thessalian Hoards and the Coinage of Larissa” in American Journal of Numismatics, second series 20 (2008): 119 - 142.
6 commentsTracy AielloJun 04, 2019
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RIC 226 Titus As35 viewsIMP T CAES VESP AVG PM TR P COS VIII
Laureate head left

GENI P R; SC IN FIELD
Genius standing left with patera over altar and cornucopiae

Rome, 80-81 AD
11.45g

RIC 226 (R)

Ex-Ebay
3 commentsJay GT4Jun 04, 2019
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Syracuse, Sicily27 views317-289 BC (Reign of Agathokles)
AE17 (16mm, 3.29g)
O: Head of Persephone left, wreathed in grain.
R: Bull charging right; club and ΛY above, IE (magistrate) in exergue.
HGC 2, 1498; CNS II, 200
Rare
ex Praefectus Coins

A rare variant with the bull charging right.

2 commentsEnodiaJun 04, 2019
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MER RIC №: 35747 viewsMint: Rome Issue 3
Datation: early 276 – June 276
Denomination: Aureliani
Titulature: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG Bust: D1
Legend: CLEMENTIA TEMP
Reverse Mark: –/–//XXIZ
Reverse: Clementia 1
TacitusJun 04, 2019
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Cohen 228, RIC 817 viewsAugustus minted by Tiberius
AS
Date: c 31-37
Obverse: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Reverse: PROVIDENT (Altar)
S(left field) C(right field)
TacitusJun 04, 2019
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Cohen 228, RIC 817 viewsAugustus minted by Tiberius
AS
Date: c 31-37
Obverse: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
Reverse: PROVIDENT (Altar)
S(left field) C(right field)

TacitusJun 04, 2019
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RIC 0133 Vespasianus70 viewsObv: IMP CAES VESPASIANVS AVG COS III, Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder
Rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA / S C (in field), Felicitas standing left with caduceus and cornucopia
AE/As (27.77 mm 12.685 g 5h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D.
RIC 133 (R2, same dies), BMCRE-BNF unlisted
Purchased on eBay from angainor*numis
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 04, 2019
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unpub_68 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: … M A ANTWNЄINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Re: ΔHMAPX..., Eagle to front, head and tail left, no Δ ε in field, star between legs.
25 mm, 11.36 gms

Prieur---, McAlee--
Charles MJun 04, 2019
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prieur265_27 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M A ANTWNεINOC CEB, laureate head right, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOB, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs.
27 mm, 12.50 gms

Prieur 265
Charles MJun 04, 2019
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unpub_56 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M A ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right, one ribbon over shoulder, slight drapery on far shoulder.
Re: ΔHMA...YΠATOΔ, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, uncertain object between legs.
24 mm, 11.43 gms

Prieur---, McAlee-- (Similar to Prieur 261A--notice "Ω" instead of "W" in emperor's name--I can find no other example of this anywhere. Also, the object between the eagle's legs is not a star.)
Charles MJun 04, 2019
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RRC 44/6 Quinarius, Group 316 viewsDenomination: Quinarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma right; V behind.
Reverse: Dioscuri on horseback right, each holding spear, star above each head; ROMA between two lines in exergue.

Mint: Rome
Weight: 1.79g.
Reference: Crawford 44/6
Provenance: Numismatica Ars Classica 114, part 1, lot 377, 6-MAY-2019; A. Tkalek AG Sale, 9-MAY-2011, lot 73; A. Tkalek AG Sale, 29-FEB-2008, lot 4 (CHF 600!).

Perfect old grey cabinet toning. About EF
1 commentsSteve B5Jun 03, 2019
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CÁC II. 18.06.1.1./a3.06./15., Anonymous I. (István II., (Stephen II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.) ?), AR-Denarius, H-091, CNH I.-075, U-040, #0161 viewsCÁC II. 18.06.1.1./a3.06./15., Anonymous I. (István II., (Stephen II.) King of Hungary, (1116-1131 A.D.) ?), AR-Denarius, H-091, CNH I.-075, U-040, #01
avers: Three crescents of dots containing crosses, dot in the center; border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of the legend; cross in a circle with lines in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,2mm, weight: 0,30g, axis: -h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-091, CNH I.-075, Unger-040,
Kiss-Toth, Sigla: 18.06.1.1./a3.06./15.,
Q-001
quadransJun 03, 2019
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Roman Imitative Issue, (4th century A.D.)30 viewsÆ12
Minima Class
O.: Bust right.
R.: Falling Horseman // TC?
1.0g
12mm
RIC VIII Arles 224
2 commentsMatJun 03, 2019
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unpub_48 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AYT K M A ANTWN..., laureate head right, one ribbon over shoulder.
Re: ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOB, Eagle to front, head and tail left, Δ and ε in right and left field, star between legs.
23 mm, 11.20 gms

Prieur 249 (for type but very crude portrait with long sideburns)
Charles MJun 03, 2019
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Syria, Seleukeia Pieria, (105/4-83/2 B.C.), Dated (ΓΙ = Year 13, 97/6 B.C.), BMC 21, AR-Tetradrachm, Filleted thunderbolt set upon the throne,60 viewsSyria, Seleukeia Pieria, (105/4-83/2 B.C.), Dated (ΓΙ = Year 13, 97/6 B.C.), BMC 21, AR-Tetradrachm, Filleted thunderbolt set upon the throne,
avers: Veiled and turreted bust of Tyche right.
reverse: ΣEΛEYKEΩN /THΣ IEPAΣ/KAI /AYTNOMOY, Filleted thunderbolt set upon the throne, ΓΙ (date) below, ΔI monogram to right, all within wreath.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 26,8-28,5mm, weight: 13,48g, axes: 1h,
mint: Syria, Seleukeia Pieria, (105/4-83/2 B.C.), Dated (ΓΙ = Year 13, 97/6 B.C.), ref:BMC 21, HGC 9, 1382,
Q-001
quadransJun 03, 2019
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prieurx1_22-28 viewsElagabalus
Syrian Tetradrachm

Obv: AVT K MA ANTWЄNINOC CЄB, laureate head right.
Re: : ΔHMAPXεΞYΠATOC TOΛ, legend ends TOΛ, Eagle head and tail left, Δε above to left and right, star between legs.
27 mm, 12.70 gms

Prieur ---, McAlee 775A variant (orientation of eagle's head and tail)
Charles MJun 03, 2019
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Danubian Celts7 viewsCelts, Middle Danube (Velem, Hungary). 2nd c. BC. AE Stater (6.87 gm). Kapostal Type of the Hercuniates Imitating Philip II Celticized laureate head of Zeus r., arc of pellets before / Celticized horseman with large crest above head, riding l.; crescent to l. & ∞ below. VF. Bt. Gables Coin, 1999. Cf Göbl OTA 488/7; Kostial Lanz 777 or 780ff; CCCBM I 85 or 90; KMW 1413; Pink 500; Dessewffy 250; BMCC 98.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Celts, Lower Danube6 viewsCelts, Lower Danube. 3rd-2nd c. BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.57 gm). Imitating Alexander III. Herakles r., wearing lionskin. High relief and crude style / Zeus Aëtophoros seated l on throne. Eagle on outstretched hand. Remnant of MA monogram l., Ξ below throne, & legend ΛΛΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙΙ to r. and …MIMIVII… below. VF/F. Bt. Coral Gables 2001. Allen BMC (CCCBM I) 188; Castelin 1348; Göbl OTA 581/3; Kostial Lanz 906-918; KMW 1466; Pink 581. cf CNG EA 363 #213.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Danubian Celts, Carpathian Region14 viewsCelts, Danubian, Carpathian Region, Uncertain Tribe. 1st c. BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.83 gm). Imitating Thasos Celticized and degraded head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / Celticized Herakles, standing facing, holding club and lionskin. Legend degraded to mere dots. VF. CNG 51 #19. Göbl OTA Class V; cf Kostial Lanz 983-994.1 commentsChristian TJun 03, 2019
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Celtic Ring Money, Eire7 viewsCelts, Eire. 2nd c. BC. AR Ring Money (0.87 gm) of Limerick. Plain ring, proto-money. / Similar to 4-spoked wheel money (rouelles). VF. Bt. Lionheart Antiquities 1999. cf van Arsdell 1-3.
Prior to the use of regular round struck or cast coinage, the Celts employed items of various shapes and metals for trade. Although not conclusively identified as an early form of money, these rings have been found in coin hoards and do bear some resemblance to other Celtic objects accepted as "proto-money," such as small bronze or potin wheels. R.D. Van Arsdale, in his book Celtic Coins in Britain (London, 1989), notes that precious-metal rings such as this may have had multiple functions; as items of personal adornment (many were hair ornaments), as a means of displaying wealth, and as a medium of exchange. The weights and diameters vary, making it difficult to establish whether denominations existed. The authors of ABC (C. Rudd. Ancient British Coins. Aylsham. 2010), on the other hand, regard these as jewelry and ornaments, albeit some ceremonial wealth-storage value attached.
Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Celtic Ring Money6 viewsCelts 7th-1st c. BC. Three rings (3.67 gm, 3.54 gm, 2.55 gm). Plain ring, proto-money, made of unusual material. / Similar to gold & silver proto-money rings. VF. cf van Arsdell 1-3.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Celtic Britain, Atrebates & Regni, Commius6 viewsCeltic Britain, Atrebates & Regni, Commius. c. 55-45 BC. AV Quarter Stater (1.40 gm). Anepigraphic. Celicized and devolved head of Apollo r. / Disjointed triple-tailed horse r., wheel below, with three pellets in rings around. VF. Bt. Apollo Coins 1999. SCBI Mack 72; Van Arsdell 228; BMC 519; Bean QcTM 1-1a; CCI 67.0065. cf. Spink SCBC 65 (for type). ℞ is similar to Spink SCBC 67; Mack 83; Van Arsdell 353ff.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Celtic Britain, the Durotriges6 viewsCeltic Britain, the Durotriges. c. 60 BC-20 AD AR BI Stater (3.83 gm). Cranborne Chase type. Anepigraphic. Celticized Head of Apollo r. / Very abstract disjointed horse l. reduced to mostly pellets. gVF. Bt. Coral Gables, 1999. Spink SCBC 367 (or 371); Sear Greek 172; SCBI Mack 317-318; Van Arsdell 1235, 1252-1254, 1290; ABC 2157; Seaby (Sear Celtic) 60.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Celtic Britain, the Durotriges6 viewsCeltic Britain, the Durotriges. 1st c. BC. AR BI Stater (3.25 gm) Cranborne Chase type. Uninscribed. Celicized and devolved head of Apollo r. / Abstract disjointed horse l., pellets above, pellet below, pellet in lozenge above tail, zigzag and pellet pattern below exergual line. gVF. Bt. Andy Gillis 1999. Spink SCBC 371 (or 367); SCBI Mack 317-318; Van Arsdell 1235, 1252-1254, 1290; ABC 2157.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Celtic Britain, Iceni7 viewsCeltic Britain, Iceni. c. 10-61 AD. AR unit (1.31 gm). ECEN symbol, East Anglian type J. Anepigraphic. Sylized ecen corn ear w/ two opposing crescents & two pellets b/w, superimposed upon band of three lines / Sylized horse r. w/ long, thin legs. Three pellets on line, below gVF. Bt. Old Town Coin 1998. SCBC 436; Van Arsdell 754-1. cf. SCBI Mack 429; ABC 1681; BMC 4297ff; BIAC 4299.
Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Danubian Celts7 viewsCelts, Danubian, Hungarian. 2nd-1st c. BC. AR Drachm (1.92 gm). Kugelwange type of Pannonia (Syrmia?) in imitation of Philip II. Laureate and bearded head of Zeus r. / Celticized prancing horse l., pellet in anulet above and pellet below tail. Mane of dots. gVF. Bt. Coral Gables 1999. Kostial Lanz 506-509; CCCBM I S134; KMW 1122; Göbl OTA pl 17 204-205.2.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Coinage of Carthage 8 viewsChristian TJun 03, 2019
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Carthage14 viewsCarthage. 4th c. BC. EL ⅒ stater or AR Litre (0.66 gm) of Zeugitania Palm tree / Head and neck of horse r. gVF. SNG Cop. 8 132; Falbe 1829-1832; L Müller Afrique 79; Sear Greek 6461 var.; SNG Cop. 1 (Sicily) 961.
1 commentsChristian TJun 03, 2019
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Carthage15 viewsCarthage. c. 203-201 BC, Second Punic War. BI Tridrachm, or 1½ Sheckel (9.28 gm) of Zeugitania. Wreathed head of Tanit l. wearing single-pendant earrings / Collared stallion stdg r., head l., r. foreleg raised. gVF. SNG Copenhagen 8 390; CNP 103; MAA 81; Müller Afrique 230.1 commentsChristian TJun 03, 2019
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Carthage, Hispano-Carthaginian 7 viewsCarthage, Hispano-Carthaginian. 218-209 BC. AR 1/2 Sheckel (3.63 gm) of Carthagoa Nova, Iberia. Beardless head of Hannibal (or Eshman-Apollo) l. / Horse stdg r. aVF. SNG Cop. 296 (Zeugitania); ACIP 604; CNH 17; De Navasques 75; Robinson Essays Mattingly 7(j); MHC 166-78; SNG BM Spain 104; Villaronga Benages 615. cf CNG 366 #2.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Theophilos6 viewsBaktria, Theophilos Dikaios. 130-129 BC. Æ (18mm, 8.0 gm). Draped bust of Herakles right, club over shoulder. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIKAIΟY ΘEOΦIΛOY, King Theophilos the Just. / Cornucopia; monogram to lower left. Kharoshti legend: Maharajasa Dhramikasa Theuphilasa, King Theophilos, of the Dharma". VF. CNG EA 255 #158. SNG ANS 1260-1262; Bopearachchi Série 5A; HGC 227 R2. Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Zoilos I6 viewsBaktria, Zoilos I. 130-120 BC. AR Drachm (1.70 gm) of Pushkalavati. Draped and diademed bust r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIKAIOY ZΩIΛOY / Herakles stdg facing, holding wreath & club, Nike on r. shoulder. Monogram l. Karosthi legend Maharajasa dhramikasa Jhoilasa (of Great King Zoilos the Just). VF. SNG ANS 975; Bop. Serie 5B; MIG vol 2 type #257a, MACW-1832; HGC 220 R2; Sear 7620.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Zoilos II7 viewsBaktria, Zoilos II. c. 50-35 BC. AR Drachm (2.25 gm). Diademed bust of king, r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ZΩIΛOY / Athena Promachos advancing l., brandishing spear & holding shield. Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Jhoilasa (of Great King Zoilos the Savior) EF. #25351. SNG ANS 1664-1665; Bop. Serie 1C; MIG 3 459 r; HGC 465 R2.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Zoilos II7 viewsBaktria, Zoilos II. 75-50 BC. AR Drachm (2.385 gm). Bust of king r., hair looking as though a headdress. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ZΩIΛOY / Athena Promachos stg. l. brandishing spear, holding shield. Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Jhoilasa (of Great King Zoilos the Savior). Monograms l & r. VF. SNG ANS 1669; Bop. Serie 1; HGC 465 R2; Sear 7708.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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RIC 0624 Domitianus44 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laureate head left
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; Flute and lyre players standing right (the second is near the altar); in background temple.
AE/As (28.60 mm 14.014 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 624 (R), BMCRE 437, BNF 475
Purchased from Manfred Olding on MA-Shops, from the Ponitza Collection (1934, with collector ticket)
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianusJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Straton II7 viewsBaktria, Straton II. 25-10 BC. AR Drachm (2.30 gm). Diademed and draped bust of elderly Straton, r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΣTPATΩNOΣ / Athena Promachos stdg l., brandishing thunderbolt & shield. Karosthi legend Majarajasa tratarasa Stratasa (of Great King Straton the Savior). VF. CNG 75 #664 SNG ANS 1721ff; Mitchener 469 (c); Bop. Serie 2A; HGC 476 R2. Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Straton I9 viewsBaktria, Straton I Soter. 110-85 BC. AR Tetradrachm (9.36 gm). Helmeted, draped bust r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΠIΦANOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΣTPATΩNOΣ / Athena Promachos stdg l., holding shield & brandishing thunderbolt. Karosthi legend Maharajasa pracachasa dhramikasa Stratasa (of Great King Straton the Just Savior) VF. Ponterio 119 #530. Bop Serie 28A; cf. SNG ANS 1010; OCV 1935; HGC 335 R2; Sear 7654.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Straton I6 viewsBaktria, Straton I Soter. 110-85 BC. Square AE Hemidrachm (8.99 gm) of Pushkalavati. Bust of Herakles, r., club over far shoulder. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ-ΣΩTHPOΣ-ΣTPATΩNOΣ / Nike advancing r., holding wreath and palm. Karosti legend Maharajasa tratarasa Stratasa (of Great King Straton the Savior). A-Σ. VF. SNG ANS 1012; Bopearachchi Série 29A; Mitchener 333; HGC 349 R2; Sear 7661. Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Straton I6 viewsBaktria, Straton I Soter. 110-85 BC. Square AE (9.14 gm) of Pushkalavati. Bust of Herakles, r., club over far shoulder. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΣTPATΩNOΣ / Nike advancing r., holding wreath and palm. Karosti legend Maharajasa tratarasa Stratasa (of Great King Straton the Savior). Monograms A-Σ. VF. CICF138 #1489. SNG ANS 1012; Michener 333; Bopearachchi Série 29A; HGC 349 R2; Sear 7661.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Telephos 6 viewsBaktria, Telephos Euergetes. 80-70 BC. Square Æ Quadruple Unit (26mm, 7.72 gm). Zeus enthroned slightly l., extending hand. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYEPGETOY THΛEΦΟΥ / Bearded man seated r. on rocky surface, warming hands over small fire, cradling branch in l. arm; container at feet, mm to l. Karosthi Maharajasa kalanakramasa Teliphasa (of Great King Telephos the Benefactor). VF. CNG EA367 #291. Bopearachchi 3A; Mitchener vol. 3 type 453; HGC 411. Dark green patina, some roughness.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Menander6 viewsBaktria, Menander. 160-140 BC. AE (15mm, 2.65 gm). Elephant head r., wearing bell around neck. Legend: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ. / Club upwards, Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa (of Great King Menander, the Savior). Monogram l. & r. gF. SNG ANS 918; Bop. Serie 28B; HGC - ; Sear 7616.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Pantaleon6 viewsBaktria, Pantaleon. 171-160 BC. CU-NI Didrachm (7.91 gm) of Baktra. Draped bust of young Dionysios r., wreathed w/ ivy, thysos at shoulder. / Panther standing r., paw raised to touch vine. Monogram to l. nVF. SNG ANS 262; Boperachchi Serie 4B; HGC104 R3; Sear 7563.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Philoxenos8 viewsBaktria, Philoxenos. 100-95 BC. AR Tetradrachm (9.97 gm). Draped & diademed bust of Philoxenos r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΙΚΗΤΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΘΕΝΟΣ / Diademed, helmeted, and cuirassed king prancing on horseback r., monogram below. Karosthi legend Maharajasa apadihatasa Philasinasa (of Great King Philoxenos the Unconquered). EF. cf. Bopearachchi Série 3H; SNG ANS 1164; MIG Type 338b; MACW 1945-1948 var. (monogram); HGC 267; Sear 7663. Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Philoxenos7 viewsBaktria, Philoxenos. 100-95 BC. Square AE Hemiobol (19mm 9.10 gm) of Pushkalavati. City goddess Tyche stdg l., holding cornicopiae in l. hand, gesturing with r. ex: monogram. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΙΚΗΤΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΘΕΝΟΣ / Humped Zebu bull standing r.; Γ (retrograde) below. Legend in Karosti Maharajasa apadihatsa Philasinasa (of Great King Philoxenos the Unconquered). EF. Triton III #712. SNG ANS 1205ff; Mitchener 344d; Bop. Serie 10 F; Rahman 480 var.; HGC 274 S; Sear 7666.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Straton II6 viewsBaktria, Straton II. 25-10 BC. AR Drachm (2.44 gm). Diademed and draped bust of elderly king r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΣTPATΩNOΣ / Athena Promachos stdg l., brandishing thunderbolt & shield. Karosthi legend Majarajasa tratarasa Stratasa (of Great King Straton the Savior). VF. CNG 75 #663. SNG ANS 1721-2; Bop. Serie 2A; HGC 476 R2 (this coin). Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Lysias9 viewsBaktria, Lysias. 145-135 BC. AR Drachm (2.23 gm). Diademed bust of Lysias r., wearing elephant headdress. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΙΚΗΤΟΥ ΛΥΣΙΟΥ / Heracles standing, facing, crowing himself and holding club, palm branch, and lion skin. Karosthi legend Maharajasa apadihatasa Likikasa, of Great King Lysias the Unconquered). Monogram to l. EF. SNG ANS 1033; Bop. Serie 4; HGC 240; Sear 7623; BMC 29,3. Ex: Tom Cederlind. Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Lysias6 viewsBaktria, Lysias. 150-140 BC. Square AE Hemiobol (8.52 gm). Head of Herakles r., club over shoulder. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΙΚΗΤΟΥ ΛΥΣΙΟΥ / Elephant walking right. Karosthi legend Maharajasa apadihatasa Lisikasa, of Great King Lysias the Unconquered. Ex: Monogram l. VF. CICF138 #1488. SNG ANS 1043; Bop. Serie 8A; OCV 1838/9; Mitchener 266; Sear 7626.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Menander6 viewsBaktria, Menander. 160-140 BC. AR Drachm (2.42 gm). Heroic bust of Menander l., wearing aegis and brandishing spear, seen from behind. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Athena Promachos stg. r. brandishing thunderbolt, holding aegis. Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa (of Great King Menander, the Savior). Monogram l. VF/nVF. SNG ANS 707; Bop. Serie 6A; HGC 188 S; Sear 7604.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Menander8 viewsBaktria, Menander. 160-140 BC. AR Drachm (2.48 gm). Heroic bust of Menander l., wearing aegis and brandishing spear, seen from behind. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Athena Promachos stg. r. brandishing thunderbolt, holding aegis. Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa (of Great King Menander, the Savior). Monogram r. VF. CNG E389 #421. From the Kallman Collection, purchased from Colosseum Coin Exchange. SNG ANS 733-738; Bop. Serie 7B; HGC 187.Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Menander9 viewsBaktria, Menander. 160-140 BC. AR Drachm (2.47gms) of Pushkalavati mint. Diademed, draped bust of Menander r., ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ (of saviour king Menander) / Athena Promachos advancing l., brandishing thunderbolt, holding aegis. Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa (of Great King Menander, the Savior). Monogram IoI to l., E to r. Mint. Ponterio CCIF 142 #1701. SNG ANS 802; Bop. Serie 13 I; cf. OCV-1771; HGC 191 C; S7600.
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Baktria, Heliokles II6 viewsBaktria, Heliokles II. 90-75 BC. Square AE (21mm, 7.25 gm). Diademed and draped bust of Zeus Keraumophoros r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIKAIOY HΛIOKΛEOYΣ / Elephant standing l. Karosthi legend Maharaja dhramikasa Heliyakreyasa (of Great King Heliokles the Just). Monogram in ex. VF. SNG ANS 1151var.; Bop. Serie 7C; HGC 384 R2; Sear 7641. Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Hermaios6 viewsBaktria, Hermaios. 105-90 BC. AR Drachm (1.94 gm) Struck 55-45 BC. Diademed bust of king r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EPMAIOY / Zeus-Mithra enthroned, 3/4 l., r. hand extended, holding scepter. Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Heramayasa (of Great King Hermaios the Savior). gF. SNG ANS 1416ff; Bop. Serie 17A; HGC 305 S; Sear 7740. Christian TJun 03, 2019
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Baktria, Hermaios & Kalliope7 viewsBaktria, Hermaios & Kalliope. 105-90 BC. AR Drachm (2.44 gm). Jugated and diademed bust of king & queen, r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ EPMAIOY-KAΛΛIOΠHΣ / King prancing on horseback. Monogram. Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Heramayasa Kaliapaya (of Great King Hermaios the Savior [and] Kalliope). VF. SNG ANS 1319ff; Bop. Serie 2B; HGC 288 R1; Sear 7732.Christian TJun 03, 2019