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CÁC II. 20.08.1.1/a1.07., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-150, CNH I.-144, U-074, #015 viewsCÁC II. 20.08.1.1/a1.07., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-150, CNH I.-144, U-074, #01
avers: Cross with dots and wedges in the angles, crosses at the ends of the arms, a border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in a circle, the border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,0 mm, weight: 0,31g, axis:2h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-150, CNH I.-144, Unger-074,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
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CÁC II. 20.08.1.1/a1.08., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-150, CNH I.-144, U-074, #013 viewsCÁC II. 20.08.1.1/a1.08., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-150, CNH I.-144, U-074, #01
avers: Cross with dots and wedges in the angles, crosses at the ends of the arms, a border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in a circle, the border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,0 mm, weight: 0,30g, axis:0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-150, CNH I.-144, Unger-074,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
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quadransNov 12, 2018
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CÁC II. 20.08.1.1/a2.04., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-150, CNH I.-144, U-074, #016 viewsCÁC II. 20.08.1.1/a2.04., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-150, CNH I.-144, U-074, #01
avers: Cross with dots and wedges in the angles, crosses at the ends of the arms, a border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in a circle, the border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5 mm, weight: 0,27g, axis:2h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-150, CNH I.-144, Unger-074,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
quadransNov 12, 2018
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CÁC II. 20.08.1.1/b1.11., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-150, CNH I.-144, U-074, #015 viewsCÁC II. 20.08.1.1/b1.11., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-150, CNH I.-144, U-074, #01
avers: Cross with dots and wedges in the angles, crosses at the ends of the arms, a border of dots.
reverse: Cross with dots in a circle, the border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,0 mm, weight: 0,28g, axis:1h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-150, CNH I.-144, Unger-074,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
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quadransNov 12, 2018
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Marcus Aurelius (161 - 180 A.D.)6 viewsEgypt, Alexandria
Billon Tetradrachm
O: Μ ΑVΡΗ ΑΝΤωΝΙΝΟС С Laurete head left wearing cuirass and paludamentum.
R: Tyche seated left, wearing kalathos, resting hand on rudder, holding cornucopia; in left field, Year Δ = Year 4 (163/4 A.D.)
21mm
12.98g
Emmett 2085 Dattari 3393

Pending Wildwinds Publishing!
2 commentsMatNov 12, 2018
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Wreath - Denarius, Crawford 110/1a0 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; above, wreath symbol; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Uncertain
Weight: 3.62 gm.
Reference: Crawford 110/1a
Provenance: NAC 61, 5-OCT-2011. Lot 494


Comments: Wreath symbol denarius
Unique style found only on this issue and the very rare ‘AL’ issue (RRC 111). Lovely toning. GVF
Steve B5Nov 12, 2018
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LYCAONIA. Iconium. Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Claudius to Hadrian 41-138 AD, Female seated3 viewsReference.
Aulock, Lykaonien 252;

Obv.
Facing gorgoneion, dotted border

Rev. KΛΑΥΔ EIKONI.
Female deity seated left, wearing polos and holding eagle (?).

2.60 gr
17 mm
12h
2 commentsokidokiNov 12, 2018
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LYCAONIA. Iconium (as Claudiconium). Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Claudius to Hadrian 41-138 AD, Wreath1 viewsReference
Aulock, Lykaonien 251; SNG France 2277

Obv.
Winged head of Medusa facing.dotted border

Rev: KLAY / ΔΕΙΚΟ / ΝΙΕWΝ.
Legend in 3 lines within wreath.

1.90 gr
15 mm
6h
okidokiNov 12, 2018
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EB0038 Athena / Owl1 viewsAthens Fourré Tetradrachm. Emergency Issue of 406/405 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right (archaic eye).
Reverse: AΘE, owl standing right; olive-sprig and crescent above.
References: Svoronos 19; Starr pl.XXIII, 12.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 16.575g.
EBNov 12, 2018
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EB0037 Athena / Owl0 viewsAttica, Athens. After 393 BC. AR Triobol.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Reverse: Owl standing facing between two olive-sprigs.
References: Cf. SNG Cop 68.
Diameter: 12.5mm, Weight: 2.016g.
EBNov 12, 2018
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EB0036 Nymph / Prow0 viewsHistiaea, Euboia, AR Tetrobol, 196-146 BC.
Obverse: Head of nymph Histiaea right, wreathed with vine.
Reverse: Nymph Histiaea seated right on stern of galley, ornamented with wing, holding naval standard; trident head and TI below right.
References: Cf. BMC 53.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 2.185g.
EBNov 12, 2018
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EB0035 Nymph / Prow0 viewsEuboia, Histiaia 3rd Century BC, AR Tetrobol.
Obverse: Head of Nymph Histiaia right., wreathed with vine.
Reverse: Nymph seated upon the stern of a galley; trident head at lower left, [M below].
References: BMC 47.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 2.183g.
EBNov 12, 2018
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EB0034 Nymph / Eagle & serpent0 viewsEuboia, Chalkis. ca 338-308 BC. AR Drachm.
Obverse: Head of a nymph right.
Reverse: XAΛ, Eagle flying right, carrying serpent in talons, caduceus below.
References: BMC 33.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 3.625g.
EBNov 12, 2018
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EB0033 Persephone / Ajax3 viewsOpuntia, Lokris, Quarter Stater, 369-338 BC.
Obverse: Head of Persephone right, wearing earring and necklace, head
wreathed with corn-leaves.
Reverse: OΠON-TIΩN, Ajax advancing right, holding sword and large shield; coiled serpent on shield, broken spear on ground.
References: SEAR 2330.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.76g.
Ex: Superior Stamp & Coin.
1 commentsEBNov 12, 2018
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EB1031 Bull / Incuse Bull5 viewsGreek, Italy, Sybaris Nomos 550-510 BC.
Obverse: VM in exergue, bull standing left on dotted exergual line, head reverted.
Reverse: Incuse bull standing right on dotted exergual line, head reverted.
References: SNG Cop 1388; SNG ANS 828ff; Gorini pg. 10, 5-6.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 8.03g.
Ex: Miguel Munoz Collection.
2 commentsEBNov 12, 2018
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EB1030 Otho / Wreath0 viewsSYRIA, Seleukis and Pieria. Antioch. Otho, AE 23, 69 AD.
Obverse: Laureate head right.
Reverse: SC within laurel-wreath.
References: RPC 4319; BMC Galatia etc. pg. 177, 213.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 7.88g.
Ex: Superior Stamp & Coin.
EBNov 12, 2018
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EB1029 Justin II Monogram / Large epsilon0 viewsJustin II, AE Pentanummium Nikomedia.
Obverse: Justin II monogram (Sear type 8).
Reverse: Large epsilon, N to right.
References: SB 371, DOC 116.
Diameter: 14mm, Weight: 1.529g.
EBNov 12, 2018
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EB1028 Augustus / Caligula3 viewsCaligula & Divus Augustus Æ Dupondius. 37-41 AD.
Obverse: DIVVS AVGVSTVS S-C, radiate head of Divus Augustus left (tooled).
Reverse: CONSENSV SENAT ET EQ ORDIN P Q R, laureate & togate statue of Gaius Caligula seated left on curule chair, holding branch.
References: RIC 56 [Caligula], Cohen 87 [Augustus], BMC 88.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 17.41g.
EBNov 12, 2018
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EB1027 Janiform Pompey / Prow0 viewsSextus Pompey, son of Pompey the Great, Æ As. Sicilian Mint, 43-36 BC.
Obverse: MAGN above laureate janiform head with features of Pompey the Great.
Reverse: PIVS above, IMP below, prow of galley right.
References: RPC 671, Pompeia 20, Cr479/1, Syd 1044a.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 18.04g.
EBNov 12, 2018
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EB1026 Hercules / Prow0 viewsRoman Republic, AE Quadrans, after 215 BC.
Obverse: Head of Hercules in lion skin right, three pellets behind.
Reverse: ROMA, Prow right, three pellets below, ΛA to right.
References: Cf. C41/8b, C56/5.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 7.29g.
EBNov 12, 2018
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EB1025 Galba / Pax3 viewsGalba 68-69 AD, AE dupondius.
Obverse: IMP SER GALBA CAES AVG TRP, laureate head right.
Reverse: PA--X AV--GVST S--C, Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopia.
References: RIC I 370; BMCRE 124; Cohen 155.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 14.13g.
Ex: Superior Stamp & Coin.
1 commentsEBNov 12, 2018
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EB1024 Minerva / Prow2 viewsRoman Republic, 215-212 BC. Æ Triens.
Obverse: Head of Minerva right, in Corinthian helmet; •••• above.
Reverse: Prow of galley right; ROMA above, •••• below.
References: Syd. 105, Crawford 41/7B, BMC RR 44 scarce R4.
Diameter: 31.5mm, Weight: 23.46g.
Signs of overstriking, possibly over Anonymous Æ Sextans Crawford 38/5 (traces of hair of Mercury in front of Minerva; traces of prow undertype on rev).
EBNov 11, 2018
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5035 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Hemidrachm 117-18 AD Nike left3 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5035.2; Dattari-Savio Pl. 86, 1770 (this coin); Emmett --

Issue L B = year 2

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΝΟ[С (sic) ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС]
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder.

Rev. L B
Nike advancing, l., holding wreath and palm-branch

14.46 gr
29.5 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection.
okidokiNov 11, 2018
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Hadrian Denarius 119-25 AD Brockage 6 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder

Rev.
Incuse of obverse

2.83 gr
17 mm
2 commentsokidokiNov 11, 2018
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EB1023 Janus head / Prow1 viewsRoman Republic, Anonymous, AE as, After 211 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Janus right, I above.
Reverse: Prow right, [I above], ROMA in exergue.
References: Crawford 56/2; Syd 143.
Diameter: 37mm, Weight: 49.62g.
EBNov 11, 2018
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EB1022 Roma / Prow3 viewsRoman Republic, 225-217 BC, Æ Aes Grave cast Uncia. Reduced Libral standard.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma left with a large pellet behind.
Reverse: Prow of galley right, with a large pellet below.
References: Thurlow-Vecchi #56. Syd. 77. Cr 35/6. Sear 589.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 27.88g.
EBNov 11, 2018
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Salduquds: Izz al-Din Salduq (1129-1168 CE) AE Fals, NM, ND (Album-1890)4 viewsObv: Two standing figures with the one on the right holding a patriarchal cross on three steps in his right hand. This may be the Byzantine emperor John II Comnenus on the left and St. George on the right, but it could equally well be the Emperor Manuel I Comnenus and St. Theodore on the right.
Rev: Arabic legend on four lines - السلطان المعظم مسعود بن محمد عز الدين صادق بن علي (The Mighty Sultan Mas‘ud ibn Muhammad ‘Izz al-Din Salduq ibn ‘Ali)

Citing the Western Seljuq overlord Mas'ud, who ruled 1134-1152
Quant.GeekNov 11, 2018
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EB1021 Dioscurus Aes Grave Sextans3 viewsRoman Republic, Circa 275-270 BC. Æ Aes Grave cast Sextans.
Obverse: Head of Dioscurus right; two pellets behind.
Reverse: Head of Dioscurus left; two pellets behind.
References: Thurlow-Vecchi 12; Crawford 18/5; Haeberlin pl. 36, 12-17.
Diameter: 38.5mm, Weight: 45.91g.
Ex: Harold F. Donald.
EBNov 11, 2018
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EB1020 Hercules / Prow4 viewsRoman Republic, Circa 225-217 BC. Aes Grave cast Quadrans.
Obverse: Head of Hercules left, wearing lion’s skin headdress, three pellets behind; all on raised disk.
Reverse: Prow of galley right, three dots below; all on raised disk.
References: Thurlow-Vecchi 54; Crawford 35/4; Haeberlin pl. 18, 1-9.
Diameter: 41mm, Weight: 60.35g.
1 commentsEBNov 11, 2018
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Knife - Denarius, Crawford 109/12 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Below, knife symbol; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Uncertain
Weight: 4.37 gm.
Reference: Crawford 109/1
Provenance: purchased from LHS Numismatik (Leu), 16-AUG-2006


Comments: Very scarce “Knife” symbol denarius. Well centered, nearly complete, GVF.

This coin was part of the Ritter-Leu “S” hoard. For more on this hoard, see P. Debernardi and S. Brinkman “An Early Roman Republican Denarius Hoard”, Numismatic Chronicle, 2016.
Steve B5Nov 11, 2018
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EB1019 Horse Head & Pellets3 viewsRoman Republic, Circa 275-270 BC. Æ Aes Grave Cast Triens.
Obverse: Horse head right; [four pellets below].
Reverse: Horse head left; [four pellets below].
References: Thurlow-Vecchi 10; Crawford 18/3; Haeberlin pl. 36, 1-5.
Diameter: 47.5mm, Weight: 97.26g.
1 commentsEBNov 11, 2018
Alexander_III_,_Macedonia,_Kings,_(The_Great,_323_-_317_B_C_),_Price_1364,_AGamma,_Snake,_Lampsacus,_AR-Drachm,_Q-001,_6h,_17,5-18mm,_4,22g-s.jpg
Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323-317 B.C.), Price 1364, AR-Drachm, Lampsacus mint, Zeus seated on throne left, ΛΑΠ/Snake, #119 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 323-317 B.C.), Price 1364, AR-Drachm, Lampsacus mint, Zeus seated on throne left, ΛΑΠ/Snake, #1
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing a lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on the stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, sceptre in left hand, Monogram ΛΑΠ left, Snake beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//-- diameter: 17,5-18,0mm, weight: 4,22g, axes: 6h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Lampsacus mint, date: c. 323 - c. 317 B.C., ref: Price 1364,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 11, 2018
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EB1018 Thunderbolt / Dolphin1 viewsRoman Republic, Circa 241-235 BC. Æ Aes Grave cast Triens.
Obverse: Thunderbolt; four pellets.
Reverse: Dolphin swimming right?; four pellets below.
Reference: Thurlow-Vecchi 3; Crawford 14/3; Haeberlin pl. 39, 7-10.
Diameter: 53.5mm, Weight: 97.09g.
EBNov 11, 2018
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Sardeis, Senate, Zeus3 viewsLydia, Sardeis
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of Nero
AE 18
Ti. Kl. Mnaseas, strategos.
Obv.: ΘЄON CVNKΛHTON, Draped youthful bust of the Senate right.
Rev.: ЄΠΙ ΤΙ ΜΝΑCЄΟΥ CΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and sceptre.
AE, 4.39g, 17x18.5mm
Ref.: RPC I 3136
Ex Tom Vossen, Netherlands
shanxiNov 11, 2018
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EB1017 Boar & Pellets4 viewsRoman Republic Circa 275-270 BC. Æ Aes Grave cast Quadrans.
Obverse: Boar running right; three pellets below.
Reverse: Boar running left; three pellets below.
References: Thurlow-Vecchi 11; Crawford 18/4; Haeberlin pl. 36, 6-11.
Diameter: 42.5mm, Weight: 79.42g.
2 commentsEBNov 11, 2018
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Western Gangas: Anonymous (ca. 1000-1327) AV Fanam (MNI 703; MSI 195-96)3 viewsObv: Caparisoned elephant standing right
Rev: Ornamental floral scroll
Quant.GeekNov 11, 2018
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A size comparison of a Fanam with a Multiple Dirham8 views1 commentsQuant.GeekNov 11, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 921-2-3, Antioch, Bust:C(A2), Γ•//XXI, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor and Jupiter, #214 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 921-2-3, Antioch, Bust:C(A2), Γ•//XXI, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor and Jupiter, #2
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C/A2),
reverse: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exergue: Γ•//XXI, diameter: 21,0-21,5mm, weight: 4,38g, axis: 0h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd. emission "dotted series" 3rd. officina, date: 276-277 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 921-2-3, p-120,
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quadransNov 11, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 921-2-3, Antioch, Bust:C(A2), Γ•//XXI, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor and Jupiter, #316 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 921-2-3, Antioch, Bust:C(A2), Γ•//XXI, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor and Jupiter, #3
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C/A2),
reverse: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, receiving globe from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exergue: Γ•//XXI, diameter: 21,0-22,0mm, weight: 4,59g, axis: 5h,
mint: Antioch, 2nd. emission "dotted series" 3rd. officina, date: 276-277 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 921-2-3, p-120,
Q-003
quadransNov 11, 2018
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Asia Minor, Aiolis, Kyme, Horse, Vase2 viewsAiolis, Kyme
AE 16
Eubios, magistrate
Obv.: KY, Forepart of horse, EYBIOΣ below
Rev.: Single-handeled vase, EYB monogram left
AE, 16.2 mm, 3.50g
Ref.: BMC 45
Ex Münzhandel Kalchhauser
shanxiNov 11, 2018
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RIC 3, p.276, 781 - Lucilla, Pudicitia seated2 viewsLucilla
AR-Denar, AD 166-169
Obv.: LUCILLA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated, veiled and draped
Ag, 16.8mm
Ref.: RIC 781, CRE 260 [C]
shanxiNov 11, 2018
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Seleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 01 Seleukos I., Nikator, (312-281 B.C.), SC 17.2, AE-21, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Athena Promachos standing right, #124 viewsSeleucia, Seleukid Kingdom, 01 Seleukos I., Nikator, (312-281 B.C.), SC 17.2, AE-21, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Athena Promachos standing right, #1
avers: Head of Apollo facing right, wearing laurel wreath, with spiral curls, one falling forward, another at back of neck, much of neck exposed.
reverse: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY, Athena Promachos standing right, brandishing spear and holding a shield on left arm, Π in the left field.
exergue: Π/-//--, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 7,50g, axes: 10h,
mint: Seleucia, Seleukos I., Nikator, Antioch Mint, date: 300-281 B.C., ref: SC 17.2, Newell WSM 918.,
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1 commentsquadransNov 11, 2018
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Julia Domna - PIETAS / Victory5 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IVLIA DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: PIE - TAS / Pietas seated left, holding victory in right hand
3,03 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 612 (no sceptre), SEV-480 Barry P. Murphy Coll. (same dies)
nummis durensisNov 11, 2018
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Samaria, Neapolis, Elagabalus, Mount Gerizim2 viewsElagabalus
Samaria, Neapolis
AE 22
Obv.: AVT K M [AVP] ANTW[NINOC] , Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.
Rev.: ΦΛ NEAC - ΠOΛ CVP ΠAΛ, Mount Gerizim surmounted by temple, steps leading to temple, colonnade below
AE, 22.1 mm, 9.03g
Ref.: SNG ANS 1000, Rosenberger 39
Ex Tom Vossen, Netherlands
shanxiNov 11, 2018
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Julia Domna - PIETAS / Palladium4 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
194 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IVLIA DO - MNA AVG / draped bust right
Rev.: PI - E - TAS / Pietas seated left, holding palladium in right hand
2,55 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 612 (no sceptre), SEV-481 - 482 Barry P. Murphy Coll.
1 commentsnummis durensisNov 11, 2018
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Septimius Severus - MONET AVG4 viewsSeptimius Severus
Denarius
Laodicea ad mare (?) - old style
195/196 n.Chr.
Av.: L SEPT SEV P - ERET AVG IMP II - laureate head right
Rev.: M - ONET AVG, Moneta standing left, holding scales in right hand, cornucopiae in left
2,79 Gr., 12 h die axis
RIC 459 Note
Ex Barry P. Murphy Coll. (SEV-128)
nummis durensisNov 11, 2018
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 20.1-1-1A a, Prince B, Athena standig right2 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Prince B
3rd cent AD
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust to left; Hair tuft on top, anchor
Rev.: Athena standing right, shield in left hand, spear in right
Æ, 3.3g
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 20.1, Subtype 1-1a
shanxiNov 11, 2018
Phoenecia,_Arados,_AE-20,_Tyche_,_Poseidon_on_prow,_BMC-300,_cc_135-112_BC,_Q-001,_0h,_19-20mm,_6,81g-s.jpg
Phoenicia, Arados, ( cc 135-112 B.C.), AE-20, BMC-300, Poseidon reclining on prow left, #123 viewsPhoenicia, Arados, ( cc 135-112 B.C.), AE-20, BMC-300, Poseidon reclining on prow left, #1
avers: Turreted head of Tyche right, the border of dots.
reverse: Poseidon reclining on prow left, holding wreath and trident.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 19,0-20,0mm, weight:6,81g, axes:0h,
mint: Phoenicia, Arados, date: cc 135-112 B.C., ref: BMC, Phoenicia pg. 36, 300ff.
Q-001
quadransNov 11, 2018
Elymais,_Arsacid_dynasty__Prince_A___AD_,_AE-Drachme,_Van__t_Haaff_19_1_1-1A,_Q-001_0h,11-12mm,_1,72g-s.jpg
Elymais, van't Haaff 19.1.1-1A, Arsacid dynasty. Prince A (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Artemis standing right, #121 viewsElymais, van't Haaff 19.1.1-1A, Arsacid dynasty. Prince A (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Artemis standing right, #1
avers: Bust facing left, wearing diadem of two bands, row of dots above, side whiskers as a double row of dots, hair tuft at the back of the head, the border of dots.
reverse: Artemis standing right, holding the bow in one hand, plucking an arrow from her quiver with the other hand, the border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,0-12,0mm, weight: 1,72g, axes: 0h,
mint: , date: early-mid 2nd Century A.D., ref: van't Haaff 19.1.1-1A, de Morgan 58-59, BMC plate XLII, 13-18, page 286, 18, Sear GICV 5918-5919, Alram ??,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 11, 2018
Elymais,Arsacid_dynasty__Phraates,__AD_,_AE-Drachme,_Van__t_Haaff_14_2_1-2A_Q-001_0h,13,5-15mm,_3,69g-s.jpg
Elymais, van't Haaff 14.2.1-2A, Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Eagle standing left, wings spread, #122 viewsElymais, van't Haaff 14.2.1-2A, Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Eagle standing left, wings spread, #1
avers: Bust facing forward, wearing a tiara, to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with one crossbar at the top, the border of dots.
reverse: Eagle standing left, wings spread, talons facing downward, the border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5-15,0mm, weight: 3,69g, axes: 0h,
mint: , date: early-mid 2nd Century A.D., ref: van't Haaff 14.2.1-2A, De Morgan 37, 39, BMC plate XLI, 24, Sear GICV 5900, Alram ??,
Q-001
quadransNov 11, 2018
Elymais,Arsacid_dynasty__Phraates,__AD_,_AE-Drachme,_Van__t_Haaff_14_4_1-1A_Q-001_0h,14-15mm,_3,07g-s.jpg
Elymais, van't Haaff 14.4.1-1A, Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Plain diadem of two bands, #122 viewsElymais, van't Haaff 14.4.1-1A, Arsacid dynasty. Phraates (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Plain diadem of two bands, #1
avers: Bust facing forward, wearing a tiara with two pellets in crescents and dotted rim, two diadem bands below tiara, to right, pellet in crescent above anchor with one or two crossbars at the top, the border of dots.
reverse: Plain diadem of two bands, pellet-in-crescents facing upward, the border of dots.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14,0-15,0mm, weight: 3,07g, axes: 0h,
mint: , date: early-mid 2nd Century A.D., ref: van't Haaff 14.4.1-1A, De Morgan 40, BMC plate XLI, 26-27, Sear GICV 5901, Alram ??,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 11, 2018
F_003.jpg
Class = F [003]2 views5.77 grams
27.0 mm
Attributed to Constantine X (1059-1067)
Sear 1856
overstruck on a (probably) class E anonymous follis
cmcdon0923Nov 11, 2018
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Class = F [004]3 views5.24 grams
25.0 mm
Attributed to Constantine X (1059-1067)
Sear 1856
cmcdon0923Nov 11, 2018
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3 viewsUNITED STATES
Brass Pistareen – 2 Reales
Uncertain illicit mint in the New York City area, copying an issue of the Lima mint
Dated 1787 (LIMA) F, though struck circa 1800-1811 or 1820-1830
• CAROLVS III DEI GRATIA •
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; 1787 below
• HISPAN • ET IND • R EX • (LIMA) • F •
Crowned coat-of-arms flanked by Pillars of Hercules entwined with banners
Kleeburg dies 87A/M2
ArdatirionNov 11, 2018
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2 viewsROME. Hadrian , AD 117-138
PB Tessera (20mm, 4.02 g, 12h)
HAD/ AVG
PPF
Rostovtsew 66

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionNov 11, 2018
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1 viewsROME
PB Tessera (17mm, 2.38 g, 12h)
Mars standing left, holding Victory and spear
Fly
Rostovtsew 188

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionNov 11, 2018
00003x00~10.jpg
2 viewsROME
PB Tessera (21mm, 3.18 g)
Oyster, with open shell
OSTR/EVM within wreath
Rostovtsew –

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionNov 11, 2018
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Arrowheads - Parthian Types2 views3rd century BC - 3rd century AD
AE, 16mm - 35mm
Types include the following:
Malloy Weapons 115-118
Petrie XLI 65 and 69
Muscarella 173 and 180
Montilla 521, 522, 523, and 526
Robert L3Nov 11, 2018
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2 viewsROME
PB Tessera
OCT/AVA
COCC/EIENI
Rostovtsew –
ArdatirionNov 11, 2018
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2 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 3.20 g, 6h)
[MAG M]INERVAL[ES M N]
Minerva or Roma standing left, holding globe and spear
Tablet (?); four styluses (?) above and below; N F flanking
Rostovtsew 876

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionNov 11, 2018
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1 viewsROME
PB Tessera (14mm, 1.40 g, 12h)
Cornucipia, C H flanking
Aedicula (or lighted altar?); S S flanking
Rostovtsew –

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionNov 11, 2018
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2 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 3.12 g, 12h)
Homonia standing left, holding cornucopia and raising hand; EPA L above
BRITL/ ALAX; palm frond above
Rostovtsew 237 corr. (legends)

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)
ArdatirionNov 11, 2018
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2 viewsROME
PB Tessera (15mm, 1.90 g, 6h)
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia, within triangular frame
(HL)E
Rostovtsew –

Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1201 (part of)

The token manufacturer accidentally combined a stock obverse intended for a triangular token with a custom reverse for a circular one.
ArdatirionNov 11, 2018
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Philip I Antoninianus AD 244 / 2494 viewsPhilip I Antoninianus AD 244 / 249
Obverse..IMP M IVL PHILIPPUS AVG.... radiate, draped bust right.
Reverse..LIBERALITAS AVGGII... liberalitus standing right holding abacua and cornucopiae.
RIC 38b
4th Issue 5th Officina...This donative was given to celebrate the arrival of the Royal Family in Rome AD245
Paul R3Nov 11, 2018
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0 Constantius II (Gaming Token?)6 viewsConstantius II, AE3, 22mm, Rome mint. DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust left, holding globe, N behind bust / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Emperor nimbate and in military dress, with shield on left arm, on horseback galloping right, thrusting his spear at two barbarians wearing Phrygian helmets, who kneel before him with their arms raised towards him. N in right field. Mintmark R dot S. RIC VIII Rome 184 var (unlisted officina, RIC lists only officina T for this "R dot.. officina" issue.)4 commentsRandygeki(h2)Nov 10, 2018
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Elymais, van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1, Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Parallel dashes, #121 viewsElymais, van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1, Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Parallel dashes, #1
avers: Bust facing forward without small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in horizontally-oriented rows, to right pellet within crescent above anchor with two crossbars at the top, the border of dots.
reverse: Field of regular, parallel dashes, no border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 14,5-15,5mm, weight: 3,89g, axes: h,
mint: , date: early-mid 2nd Century A.D., ref: van't Haaff 12.3.1-2A1, De Morgan 50, BMC plate XLI, 4-9, Sear GICV 5910, Alram ??,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 10, 2018
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Elymais, van't Haaff 12.3.1-1A, Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Parallel dashes, #121 viewsElymais, van't Haaff 12.3.1-1A, Arsacid dynasty. Kamnaskires-Orodes (early-mid 2nd Century A.D.), AE-Drachm, Parallel dashes, #1
avers: Bust facing forward without small hair tuft on top, and large curly hair tufts on each side in horizontally-oriented rows, to right pellet within crescent above anchor with two crossbars at the top, the border of dots.
reverse: Field of regular, parallel dashes, no border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5-16,5mm, weight: 3,85g, axes: 6h,
mint: , date: early-mid 2nd Century A.D., ref: van't Haaff 12.3.1-1A, De Morgan 50, BMC plate XLI, 4-9, Sear GICV 5910, Alram ??,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 10, 2018
Sasanian,_Shapur_II,_AR_Drachm,_309-379-AD,_Pahlavi_legend,_Göbl_SN,_Sapur_II,_Ia-6a_(Plate_VI-102),_Valentine_26,_Q-001,_3h,_22mm,_4,01g-s.jpg
Sasanian, Shapur II. (309-379 A.D.), AR-Drachm, Göbl SN, Sapur II., Ia-6a, (Plate VI-102), Pahlavi legend, Fire altar with two attendants,23 viewsSasanian, Shapur II. (309-379 A.D.), AR-Drachm, Göbl SN, Sapur II., Ia-6a, (Plate VI-102), Pahlavi legend, Fire altar with two attendants,
avers: Pahlavi legend, Bearded bust of Shapur II right, wearing merlon crown surmounted by globe decorated with five lines and pellets between, diadem ties behind globe, diadem ties behind crown and pointing up, symbol in left field.
reverse: Pahlavi legend, Fire altar with two attendants dressed in kingly garb, facing inward, short staff in both hands, the bust of Ahuramazda right in flames above altar, Pahlavi script on the altar.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,01g, axes: 3h,
mint: , date: A.D. regnal year ., ref: Göbl SN, Sapur II., Ia-6a, (Plate VI-102), Valentine-26,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 1814 - Petit module émis à Cherson de Basil II et Constantin VIII (976-1025)1 viewsA l'avers Monogramme constitué d'une une croix avec un o au centre avec autour B A C Λ.
Au revers Monogramme constitué d'une une croix avec un o au centre avec autour [ Tω C Δ.
Les monnaies émises à Cherson au Xème siècle sont coulées et non frappées.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 1814 - Anokhin 441, Sommer 41.12, DOC 21, Esty E37
3,07 g / 19 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 1775 - Petit module émis à Cherson de Romain II (959-963)0 viewsA l'avers Monogramme constitué d'une une croix avec autour M A P et ω, pas de points à gauche et à droite.
Au revers Une croix florée sur deux marches, avec un point de chaque coté.
Les monnaies émises à Cherson au Xème siècle sont coulées et non frappées.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
3,05 g / 19 mm
Ref : Sear 1775 - Anokhin 409, Sommer 37.2, DOC 3a, Esty E28
EricNov 10, 2018
bc1771.jpg
SBCV 1771 - Petit module émis à Cherson de Constantin VII et Romain I (945-959)1 viewsA l'avers buste de face de Constantin VII couronné portant le chlamys.
Au revers K/ω.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 1771 - Anokhin 397-400, Sommer 36.21, DOC 29, Esty E23
Provenance de Elsen Auction 109 lot 616, Bruxelles, le 18 juin 2011; Freeman and Sear Sale 6, lot 158, Los Angeles, le 6 octobre 2000
2,60 g / 18 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 1770 - Petit module émis à Cherson de Constantin VII et Romain I (945-959)0 viewsA l'avers K/ω.
Au revers Une croix sur deux marches, avec un point de chaque coté.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 1770 - Anokhin 414-18, Sommer 36.20, DOC 37, Esty E29
1,85 g / 17 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 1765 - Petit module émis à Cherson de Constantin VII et Romain I (945-959)0 viewsA l'avers P/ω.
Au revers Un grand Δ.
Les monnaies émises à Cherson au Xème siècle sont coulées et non frappées.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 1765 - Anokhin 455 (Romain IV), DOC 34, Esty E43
3,10 g / 21 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 1764 var - Module moyen émis à Cherson de Constantin VII et Romain I (945-959)0 viewsA l'avers P/ω.
Au revers Une croix sur deux marches, avec un point de chaque coté.
Les monnaies émises à Cherson au Xème siècle sont coulées et non frappées.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 1764 var - Anokhin 453 (Romain III), Sommer 36.19 var, DOC 32, Esty E40
7,66 g / 25 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
bc1764.jpg
SBCV 1764 - Module moyen émis à Cherson de Constantin VII et Romain I (945-959)0 viewsA l'avers P/ω.
Au revers Une croix sur deux marches, avec un point de chaque coté.
Les monnaies émises à Cherson au Xème siècle sont coulées et non frappées.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 1764 - Anokhin 456 (Romain IV), Sommer 36.19, DOC 32a, Esty E44
7,19 g / 26 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
bc1734.jpg
SBCV 1734 - Petit module émis à Cherson de Léon VI et Alexandre (886-912)0 viewsA l'avers une grande croix patriarchale entre Λ et A.
Au revers Une croix sur deux marches, avec un point de chaque coté.
Les monnaies émises à Cherson au Xème siècle sont coulées et non frappées.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 1734 - Anokhin 390, Sommer 34.7, DOC 12, Esty E20
3,72 g / 20 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 1733 - Petit module émis à Cherson de Léon VI (886-912)0 viewsA l'avers ΛA
Au revers Une croix sur deux marches, avec un point de chaque coté.
Les monnaies émises à Cherson au Xème siècle sont coulées et non frappées.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 1733 - Anokhin 385, Sommer 34.7, DOC 11, Esty E19
2,72 g / 18 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
bc1731.jpg
SBCV 1731 - Petit module émis à Cherson de Léon VI (886-912)0 viewsA l'avers ΛЄ.
Au revers Une croix sur deux marches, avec un point de chaque coté.
Les monnaies émises à Cherson au Xème siècle sont coulées et non frappées.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 1731 - Anokhin 385, Sommer 34.7, DOC 9, Esty E18
3,20 g / 18 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
bc1720-2.jpg
SBCV 1720 - Petit module émis à Cherson de Basil I (867-886)0 viewsA l'avers Un grand B sur une ligne en exergue, une croix à droite.
Au revers un Π avec un cercle au dessus, une croix à droite.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 1720 - Anokhin 354-58, Sommer 33.13, DOC 17a, Esty E13
1,45 g / 13 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 1719 - Petit module émis à Cherson de Basil I (867-886)0 viewsA l'avers Un grand B entre deux points sur une ligne en exergue.
Au revers Une croix sur deux marches, avec un point de chaque coté.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 1719 var - Anokhin 377-83, Sommer 33.12, DOC 20b, Esty E16
2,29 g / 18 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 1699 - Petit module émis à Cherson de Michael III (842-867)0 viewsA l'avers MB
Au revers un Π avec un cercle au dessus, X à droite
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée) - Ref : Sear 1699 - Anokhin 338-340, Sommer 33.12, DOC 15, Esty E7
0,99 g / 12 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV monogramme 32 (Héraclius) - Contremarque d'Héraclius (c610) sur follis de Phocas émis à Cherson (565-578)0 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Phocas et l'impératrice Leontia debout de face, non nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère. Contremarque avec le monogramme d'Héraclius.
Au revers Une figure, non nimbée, debout de face, tenant un long chrisme. A droite, la valeur H.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear monogramme 32 (Héraclius), MIB km 7 (Héraclius) - Sommer 5.72 (Justin II), MIBEC 158a (Phocas), Sear 606 (Maurice), DOC 300 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty E15 (Maurice), Groupe IV
8,45 g / 25-30 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
bc0606ctr.jpg
SBCV monogramme 32 (Héraclius) - Contremarque d'Héraclius (c610) sur follis de Phocas émis à Cherson (565-578)1 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Phocas et l'impératrice Leontia debout de face, non nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère. Contremarque avec le monogramme d'Héraclius.
Au revers Une figure, non nimbée, debout de face, tenant un long chrisme. A droite, la valeur H.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear monogramme 32 (Héraclius), MIB km 7 (Héraclius) - Sommer 5.72 (Justin II), MIBEC 158a (Phocas), Sear 606 (Maurice), DOC 300 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty E15 (Maurice), Groupe IV
11.01 g / 25-28 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
bc0605ctr2.jpg
SBCV monogramme 32 (Héraclius) - Contremarque d'Héraclius (c610) sur follis de Tibère II Constantin et Ino Anastasia émis à Cherson (578-582)2 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Tibère II Constantin et l'impératrice Ino Anastasia debout de face, tous deux nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère. Une croix entre eux, contremarque avec le monogramme d'Héraclius.
Au revers Maurice, debout de face, tenant un long chrisme. A droite, la valeur H.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear monogramme 32 (Héraclius), MIB km 7 (Héraclius) - MIB Km 7 sur MIBEC 158b (Tibère II Constantin), Sommer 5.71 (Justin II), Sear 605 (Maurice), DOC 299 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty E15 (Maurice), Groupe II
13,88 g / 29-31 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
bc0605ctr1.jpg
SBCV monogramme 32 (Héraclius) - Contremarque d'Héraclius (c610) sur follis de Justin II et Sophie émis à Cherson (565-578)3 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Justin et l'impératrice Sophie debout de face, tous deux nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère. Pas de croix entre eux, contremarque avec le monogramme d'Héraclius.
Au revers Tibère, debout de face, tenant un long chrisme. A droite, la valeur H.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear monogramme 32 (Héraclius), MIB km 7 (Héraclius) - MIB Km 7 sur MIBEC 158c (Justin II), Sommer 5.71 (Justin II), Sear 605 (Maurice), DOC 299 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty E15 (Maurice), Groupe II
15,42 g / 32-34 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
bc0606-5.jpg
SBCV 606 var - Follis de Phocas émis à Cherson (602-610)1 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Tibère et l'impératrice debout de face, nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice une longue croix. Une croix en haut entre eux.
Au revers Une figure, nimbée, debout de face, tenant un long chrisme. A droite, la valeur H.
Les figures impériales sur cet exemplaire sont nimbées, cependant le style de cette monnaie est bien celui du groupe IV.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : MIBEC 158a var (Phocas), Sear 606 var (Maurice) - Sommer 5.72 (Justin II), DOC 300 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty E15 (Maurice), Groupe IV
12,38 g / 27-30 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
bc0606-4.jpg
SBCV 606 - Follis de Phocas émis à Cherson (602-610)2 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Tibère et l'impératrice debout de face, non nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère. Une croix en haut entre eux.
Au revers Une figure, non nimbée, debout de face, tenant un long chrisme. A droite, la valeur H.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : MIBEC 158a (Phocas), Sear 606 (Maurice) - Sommer 5.72 (Justin II), DOC 300 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty E15 (Maurice), Groupe IV
11,58 g / 25-29 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
bc0606-3.jpg
SBCV 606 - Follis de Phocas émis à Cherson (602-610)2 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CωNOC l'empereur Phocas et l'impératrice Leontia debout de face, non nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère. Une croix en haut entre eux.
Au revers Une figure, non nimbé, debout de face, tenant une longue croix. A droite, la valeur H.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : MIBEC 158a (Phocas), Sear 606 (Maurice) - Sommer 5.72 (Justin II), DOC 300 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty E15 (Maurice), Groupe IV
12,65 g / 28-31 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 606 - Follis de Phocas émis à Cherson (602-610)0 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Phocas et l'impératrice debout de face, non nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère. Une croix en haut entre eux.
Au revers Une figure, non nimbée, debout de face, tenant un long chrisme. A droite, la valeur H.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : MIBEC 158a (Phocas), Sear 606 (Maurice) - Sommer 5.72 (Justin II), DOC 300 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty E15 (Maurice) , Groupe IV
9,92 g / 27-31 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 606 - Follis de Phocas émis à Cherson (602-610)0 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CωNOC l'empereur Phocas et l'impératrice Leontia debout de face, non nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère. Une croix en haut entre eux.
Au revers Une figure, non nimbé, debout de face, tenant une longue croix. A droite, la valeur H.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : MIBEC 158a (Phocas), Sear 606 (Maurice) - Sommer 5.72 (Justin II), DOC 300 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty E15 (Maurice), Groupe IV
9,20 g / 27-28 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 607 var - Follis de Maurice et Constantina émis à Cherson (582-602)1 viewsA l'avers DN MAVRIC PP AVG, l'empereur Maurice et l'impératrice Constantina debout de face, tous deux nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère. Une croix entre l'empereur et l'impératrice, un trait au sessous au lieu de l'estrade.
Au revers Théodosius, fils de Maurice, debout de face, tenant un long chrisme. A droite, la valeur H, une croix au dessus.
Sur cet exemplaire, malgré la légende de Maurice, le style de cette monnaie est plus proche du groupe IV attribué à Phocas
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 607 var, MIBEC 157b2 - Sommer 7.108, DOC 303, Anokhin 320, Esty ES17, Groupe III
10,86 g / 26-29 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 607 - Follis de Maurice et Constantina émis à Cherson (582-602)1 viewsA l'avers DN mAVRIC PP AVG, l'empereur Maurice et l'impératrice Constantina debout de face, tous deux nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère, tous deux sont sur une estrade. Une croix entre l'empereur et l'impératrice.
Au revers Théodosius, fils de Maurice, debout de face, tenant une longue croix. A droite, la valeur H, une croix au dessus.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 607, MIBEC 157a1 - Sommer 7.108, DOC 303, Anokhin 320, Esty ES17, Groupe III
11.87 g / 30 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 610 - Demi Follis de Justin II et Sophie émis à Cherson (582-602) avec rare contremarque en forme de Chrisme0 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Justin et l'impératrice Sophie debout de face, tous deux nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère.
Au revers Tibère, debout de face, tenant une longue croix. A droite, la valeur Δ, une contremarque en forme de Chrisme sur le Δ.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 610 (Maurice) - Sommer 5.73 var (Justin II), MIBEC 161 (Phocas), Anokhin 318-19 (Justin II), Esty ES16 (Maurice), Groupe II
5,67 g / 20-23 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 610 - Demi Follis de Justin II et Sophie émis à Cherson (582-602)0 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Justin et l'impératrice Sophie debout de face, tous deux nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère.
Au revers Tibère, debout de face, tenant une longue croix. A droite, la valeur Δ.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 610 (Maurice) - Sommer 5.73 var (Justin II), MIBEC 161 (Phocas), Anokhin 318-19 (Justin II), Esty ES16 (Maurice), Groupe II
5,67 g / 20-23 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 605 - Follis de Tibere II Constantin et Ino Anastasia émis à Cherson (578-582)1 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Tibère et l'impératrice Ino Anastasia (aussi appelée Aelia Anastasia) debout de face, tous deux nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère. Une croix entre eux.
Au revers Maurice, debout de face, tenant un long chrisme. A droite, la valeur H.
Remarque : Il est établit que le groupe II des folles émises à Cherson couvrent les règnes de Justin II et de Tibère II. W. Hahn propose un classement entre les folles avec une croix entre l'empereur et l'impératrice, ceux sans croix précéderaient ceux avec la croix, les premiers seraient attribuables au règne de Justin II et les second à Tibère II Constantin, cependant l'illustration sur le MIBEC est erronée car W. Hahn présente follis trop proche du Groupe IV, l'exemplaire présenté ici est indiscutablement un exemplaire du groupe II.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : MIBEC 158b (Tibere II), Sear 605 (Maurice) - Sommer 5.71 (Justin II), DOC 299 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty E15 (Maurice), Groupe II
13,68 g / 29-30 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 605 - Follis de Justin II et Sophie émis à Cherson (565-578)2 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Justin et l'impératrice Sophie debout de face, tous deux nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère. Pas de croix entre eux.
Au revers Tibère, debout de face, tenant un long chrisme. A droite, la valeur H.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : MIBEC 158c (Justin II), Sear 605 (Maurice) - Sommer 5.71 (Justin II), DOC 299 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty E15 (Maurice), Groupe II
13,07 g / 29 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 605 - Follis de Justin II et Sophie émis à Cherson (565-578)2 viewsA l'avers XЄP-CONOC l'empereur Justin et l'impératrice Sophie debout de face, tous deux nimbés, l'empereur tenant un globe crucigère et l'impératrice un long sceptre crucigère. Pas de croix entre eux.
Au revers Tibère, debout de face, tenant un long chrisme. A droite, la valeur H.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : MIBEC 158c (Justin II), Sear 605 (Maurice) - Sommer 5.71 (Justin II), DOC 299 (Maurice), Anokhin 317 (Justin II), Esty E15 (Maurice), Groupe II
Provenance de Gorny and Mosch à Munich, auction 216 lot 3383, Munich, le 15/16 octobre 2013
13,08 g / 30-32 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 197 - Centenionalis de Justinien émis à Cherson (527-565)0 viewsA l'avers DN IVSTINIANVS PP AG Buste diademé de Justinien à droite.
Au revers Monogramme de Cherson, signifiant probablement XEPCWNOC.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 197 - Sommer 4.60, Anokhin 314, MIB 253, Esty ES12
2,51 g / 16 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 197 - Centenionalis de Justinien émis à Cherson (527-565)0 viewsA l'avers DN IVSTINIANVS PP AG Buste diademé de Justinien à droite.
Au revers Monogramme de Cherson, signifiant probablement ???IC XEPCWNOC.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 197 - Sommer 4.60, Anokhin 314, MIB 253, Esty ES12
1.65 g / 13 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 197A - Pentanummium de Justin émis à Cherson (527-565)0 viewsA l'avers DN IVSTINIANVS Buste diademé de Justin à droite.
Au revers VICTOR, l'empereur debout de face tenant une longue croix et un globe.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 197A - Sommer 4.61, Anokhin 311, MIB 252, Esty ES11
2,47 g / 15 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 112A - Pentanummium de Justin émis à Cherson (527-565)0 viewsA l'avers DN IVSTINVS PP AVG Buste diademé de Justin à droite.
Au revers VICTOR. l'emperor debout de face, tenant un labarum avec un chrisme et un bouclier.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 112A - Sommer 2.51 var, Anokhin 313, MIB 76, Esty ES8
1,90 g / 13-14 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 112B - Pentanummium de Justin émis à Cherson (527-565)0 viewsA l'avers DN IVSTINVS PP AVG Buste diademé de Justin à droite.
Au revers VICTOR. l'emperor debout de face, tenant une longue croix et un bouclier.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 112B - Sommer 2.51 var, Anokhin 312, MIB 77, Esty ES7
2,89 g / 15 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SBCV 112C - Pentanummium de Justin émis à Cherson (527-565)0 viewsA l'avers DN IVSTINVS Buste diademé de Justin à droite.
Au revers VICTOR, l'empereur debout de face tenant une longue croix et un globe.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 112C - Sommer 4.51 var, Anokhin 311, MIB 78, Esty ES9
2,22 g / 13 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SRCV 21433 - Majorina de Leo I pour Cherson (462-473)1 viewsA l'avers DN LEO P RPET AG : Buste de l'empereur diademé, drapé et cuirassé à droite.
Au revers SALVS R-SPVBLICA : l'empereur se tenant vers la droite, tenant un étandard et un globe, un captif à ses pieds. A l'exergue CON.
Monnaie frappée à Cherson, ou bien à Constantinople pour le compte de Cherson.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 21433 - RIC X.660, Esty ES4
4,06 g / 20 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SRCV 21554 - Majorina de Zenon pour Cherson (474-491)1 viewsA l'avers DN ZENO PERP AVG : Buste diadémé, drapé et cuirassé de Zénon à droite, vu de trois quarts en avant, diadème perlé.
Au revers CONCORDIA : Zénon, vêtu militairement debout à droite, tenant un globe de la main droite et une longue croix de la main gauche ; un captif à ses pieds assis à droite. A l'exergue CON.
Monnaie frappée à Cherson, ou bien à Constantinople pour le compte de Cherson.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 21554 - RIC X.948, Esty ES6
3,8 g / 17 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SRCV 21302 - Majorina de Valentinien III et Théodose II pour Cherson (437)2 viewsA l'avers DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG : Buste de l'empereur casqué à droite, portant une lance et un bouclier.
Au revers CONCOR-DIA AGV : Les deux empereurs Valentinien III et Théodose II debout et tenant chacun une lance, une grande croix entre les deux. A l'exergue CON.
Cette exceptionnelle émission aurait été frappée à l'occasion du mariage à Constantinople de Valentinien III avec la fille Théodose, Licinia Eudoxia. Ces monnaies auraient été émises à Constantinople pour le compte de Cherson et sa région, en tout cas c'est ce que laisse penser l'étude de leur provenance.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 21302 - RIC X.461, Esty ES2, LRBC 2232
3,93 g / 25 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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SRCV 21184 - Majorina de Valentinien III et Théodose II pour Cherson (437)1 viewsA l'avers DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG : Buste de l'empereur casqué à droite, portant une lance et un bouclier.
Au revers CONCOR-DIA AGV : Les deux empereurs Valentinien III et Théodose II debout et tenant chacun une lance, une grande croix entre les deux. A l'exergue CONS.
Cette exceptionnelle émission aurait été frappée à l'occasion du mariage à Constantinople de Valentinien III avec la fille Théodose, Licinia Eudoxia. Ces monnaies auraient été émises à Constantinople pour le compte de Cherson et sa région, en tout cas c'est ce que laisse penser l'étude de leur provenance.
Atelier : Cherson (Crimée)
Ref : Sear 21184 - RIC X.460, Esty ES1, LRBC 2231, MIRB 71
3,61 g / 20-24 mm
EricNov 10, 2018
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio XVI Denarius1 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG XVI, eagle between standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.63g, 19mm
Cr544/31, Syd 1236, RSC 48
1 commentsLegatusNov 10, 2018
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Sabina1 viewsSabina
19.9 mm 4.294 gm
O: Draped bust of Sabina right
R: Cult statue of Ephesian Artemis, arms extended with supports, flanked by two stags
Provincial of Ankyra, Phrygia
KoffyNov 10, 2018
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T. CARISIUS ROMAN REPUBLIC AR Denarius0 viewsOBVERSE: Head of the Aphrodisian Sibyl right, back hair in sling
REVERSE: T. CARISIVS above sphinx sitting right; III.VIR below
Rome 46 BC
19mm, 3.49 g
Cr464/1; Syd 983a; Carisia 11
ex. Doug Smith Collection
LegatusNov 10, 2018
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CLODIUS ALBINUS AR Denarius0 viewsOBVERSE: D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right
REVERSE: PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left, holding sceptre and wand over globe
Struck at Rome
2.95g, 19mm
RIC IV 1 (c); Cohen III 55
ex CT-MB
LegatusNov 10, 2018
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Lydia, Kings, Kroisos (Croesus), (cc. 561-546 B.C.), Rosen 668, BMC-53, AR-1/12 Stater, Incuse punch,26 viewsLydia, Kings, Kroisos (Croesus), (cc. 561-546 B.C.), Rosen 668, BMC-53, AR-1/12 Stater, Incuse punch,
avers: Confronted heads of a lion right and a bull left.
reverse: Incuse punch.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 7,0mm, weight: 0,74g, axis: h,
mint: Lydia, Kings, date: time of Kroisos (Croesus), cc. 561-546 B.C., ref: Rosen 668, BMC-53,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 10, 2018
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M. AURELIUS COTTA AR Denarius3 viewsAR Denarius
OBVERSE: Head of Roma, COTA below, X behind
REVERSE: Hercules holding club in biga of centaurs holding branches; M.AVRELI below, ROMA in ex
Rome 139 BC
4.29g, 16mm
Aurelia 16, BMC.914, Craw.229/1
ex. Pliego Numismatics
2 commentsLegatusNov 10, 2018
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Struck 1189 - 1199, RICHARD I (the lionheart), AR Denier minted at Melle, Poitou, France4 viewsObverse: +RICARDVS REX. Cross pattée within braided inner circle, all within braided outer circle.
Reverse: PIC / TAVIE / NSIS in three lines within braided circle.
Diameter: 20mm | Weight: 1.0gms | Die Axis: 2
Spink: 8008 | Elias: 8

Poitou was an Anglo-Gallic province in what is now west-central France and its capital city was Poitiers, the mint at this time was however located at Melle. Melle was an active centre of minting during the early Middle Ages due to the important silver mines located under and around the city. This is the only coin issue struck during the reign of Richard I to bear his own name and titles as King of England.

Richard I was King of England from 1189 until his death on 6th April 1199. He also ruled several territories outwith England, and was styled as Duke of Normandy, Aquitaine and Gascony, Lord of Cyprus, Count of Poitiers, Anjou, Maine, and Nantes, as well as being overlord of Brittany at various times during the same period. He was the third of five sons of King Henry II of England and Duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine. He was known as Richard the Lionheart (Richard Cœur de Lion) because of his reputation as a great military leader and warrior when, at the age of 16 and commanding his own army, he had put down rebellions against his father in Poitou.
Richard was a commander during the Third Crusade, and led the campaign after the departure of Philip II of France. However, although he scored several notable victories against the Muslims led by Saladin, he failed to retake Jerusalem from them.
Although Richard was born in England and spent his childhood there before becoming king, he lived most of his adult life in the Duchy of Aquitaine. Following his accession, his life was mostly spent on Crusade, in captivity, or actively defending his lands in France. Rather than regarding England as a responsibility requiring his presence as ruler, he appears to have used it merely as a source of revenue to support his armies. Nevertheless, he was seen as a pious hero by his subjects and he remains one of the few kings of England who is remembered by his epithet rather than by his regnal number, and even today he is still an iconic figure in both England and France.
1 comments*AlexNov 10, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3147, D-5534, LЄ/-//--, Homonoia standing left, #125 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3147, D-5534, LЄ/-//--, Homonoia standing left, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Homonoia standing left, right arm raised; cornucopiae in left hand, LЄ left at foot.
exergue: LЄ/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,8mm, weight: 6,89g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 279-280 A.D., LЄ Year 5., ref: Geissen-3147, Dattari-5534, Milne-4598, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.27,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 10, 2018
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RIC 144 Domitian Denarius 20 viewsIMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M
Laureate head of Domitian right

IVPPITER CONSERVATOR
Eagle standing front on thunderbolt, wings outspread, head left

Rome 82-83 AD
3.37g

RIC 144 (R)

Ex-inumis France
9 commentsJay GT4Nov 10, 2018
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Nabatean Kingdom, Rabbell II & Gamilat, Meshorer 163A var.1 viewsRabbel II, AD 70-106
Nabatean: Rab'el
AE 17, 3.11g, 17.23mm, 0°
Petra, AD 101/102
obv. joined busts of Rabbel II and his queen Gamilat
rev. 2 crossed cornucopias, within Nabatean legends in 2 lines:
רבאל / גמל (sic!)
from r. to l. (transcribed):
RB'L / GML (sic!)
= Rab'el / Gamilat
ref. Meshorer 163A var.
about VF, complete legends, small flan

Legend error: T of GMLT omitted!
JochenNov 10, 2018
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Struck 1553 - 1554, Mary I Tudor (1553 - 1558), AR Groat minted at London, England1 viewsObverse: MARIA D G ANG FRA Z HIB REGI. Crowned bust of Mary I, wearing pearl necklace with pendant, facing left. Mintmark in legend after MARIA, pomegranate.
Reverse: VERITAS TEMPORIS FILIA. Long cross fourchée over quartered royal arms. Mintmark in legend after VERITAS, pomegranate.
Diameter: 25mm | Weight: 1.7gms | Die Axis: 10
SPINK: 2492

Although this coin is undated, Mary married Philip of Spain on the 25th of July, 1554 and thereafter his name appears along with Mary's in the inscriptions on the coinage. Since Mary only came to the throne on 1st October, 1553 and Philip's name is absent on this coin it must have been struck during the ten months between those two dates.

This coin has had a hard life, it lay in a field in Essex for centuries before it was found this year (2018) by a metal detectorist.

The coin as found
1 comments*AlexNov 10, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.52.040 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 20, 2.74g, 19.71mm, 30°
obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTTR
Volute Krater
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.52.4 (same dies)
F+, dark green patina
JochenNov 10, 2018
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Acarnania Leucas AR Stater circa 330-306 BC 20 mm 8.51g 6h2 viewsPegasos flying left.Athena left with mask of Silenos1 commentsGrant HNov 10, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925-4-8, Antioch, Bust:C(A2), H//XXI, RESTITVT ORBIS, Female and Emperor, #322 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 925-4-8, Antioch, Bust:C(A2), H//XXI, RESTITVT ORBIS, Female and Emperor, #3
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C/A2),
reverse: RESTITVT ORBIS, Female standing right, presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
exergue: H//XXI, diameter: 20,8-22,0mm, weight: 3,36g, axis: 0h,
mint: Antioch, date: 281 A.D., 4th. emiss., 8th., off., ref: RIC V-II 925-4-8, p-120,
Q-003
quadransNov 10, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922-3-8, Antioch, Bust:C(A2), H//XXI, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor and Jupiter with Victory, #124 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 922-3-8, Antioch, Bust:C(A2), H//XXI, CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor and Jupiter with Victory, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from back. (C/A2),
reverse: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Emperor standing right, holding sceptre, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre.
exergue: H//XXI, diameter: 19,0-21,0 mm, weight: 3,99g, axis: 11h,
mint: Antioch, 3rd., emiss., "dotless series" 8th., off., date: 280 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 922-3-8, p-120,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 10, 2018
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07 Constantius II7 viewsConstantius II
DN CONSTAN-TIVS PF AVG
rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
FEL TEMP-REPARATIO
no beard, Phrygian helmet, reaching
SMK Gamma
Cyzikus 105/111
Scarce
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)Nov 10, 2018
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Caduceus, Denarius, Crawford 108/11 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Below, caduceus symbol; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Uncertain
Weight: 4.37 gm.
Reference: Crawford 108/1
Provenance: NAC 84, Part II, 21-MAY-2015

Comments:
Crawford 108/1 with Caduceus symbol is a rare issue. It is believed to be later and is of completely different style from the other caduceus issue, Crawford 60/1. Well centered, nearly complete, and VF
Steve B5Nov 09, 2018
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - O7 - RIC -3 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP CA L SE SEV PEVR (sic) AVG COS I-I, Laureate head right
Rev:– BON ENTVS (sic), Fides standing left holding basket of fruit and corn ears
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194
References:– RIC -, RSC -
maridvnvmNov 09, 2018
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Valerian I Antoninianus 'VOTA ORBIS' Left Facing Bust26 viewsValerian I
Antoninianus
Obverse: Bust of Valerian facing left
Reverse: VOTA ORBIS - Two Victories
Unusual left facing bust - one of the only coins I have seen like this
Harry GNov 09, 2018
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Carausius Antoninianus 'LITIT AV'0 viewsCarausius antoninianus
Diameter: 18mm
Obverse: IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG
Carausius' bust facing right
Reverse: LITIT AV
Laetitia standing facing left
Bronze
Rarer type?
Harry GNov 09, 2018
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Lutatia Q Lutatius Cerco. Denarius. 109-108 BC.7 viewsQ Lutatius Cerco. Denarius. 109-108 BC. ROMA CERCO, helmeted head of Roma right / Q LVTATI, galley right within oak wreath. Crawford 305/1, Sydenham 559. sear5 #182

3.25gm.

1 commentsBritanikusNov 09, 2018
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Basil II & Constantine VIII, (976-1028 A.D.)13 viewsÆ “Anonymous” Follis
Class A2
O: EMMANOVHΛ, Nimbate bust of Christ facing, wearing pallium and colobium and holding book of Gospels; IC – XC in fields to left and right.
R: + IhSЧS / [X]RISTЧ[S] / bASILЄЧ / bASILЄ / ·, legend in four lines.
8.68g
26mm
SBCV 1793
5 commentsMatNov 08, 2018
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Eagle6 viewsReference.
RPC III, --; Metcalf --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate bust left.

Rev. COS III.
Eagle, with head right and wings spread, standing facing on thunderbolt.

10.15 gr
28 mm
3 commentsokidokiNov 08, 2018
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1480A Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Eagle12 viewsReference.
RPC III, --; Metcalf --

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate bust left.

Rev. COS III.
Eagle, with head right and wings spread, standing facing on thunderbolt.

10.15 gr
28 mm
h
4 commentsokidokiNov 08, 2018
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1921 AEOLIS. Aegae. Hadrian Wreath4 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1921;

Magistrate [ ]os Artemidôros

Obv. ΑYΤΟ ΝΕ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with aegis on l. shoulder

Rev. [ ]ΟΥ ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΟΡΟΥ, ΑΙΓΑ/ΕΩΝ /ΑΤΕΛΙ/ΑС
Legend in four lines within wreath.

3.51 gr
17 mm
h
1 commentsokidokiNov 08, 2018
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Battle of Actium12 views2 commentsQuant.GeekNov 08, 2018
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Æ Vespasian-RIC-123356 viewsÆ As, 9.19g
Lyon mint, 77-78 AD
RIC 1233 (C). BMC 845.
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS VIII P P; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: IVDAEA CAPTA; S C in exergue; Palm tree; to r., Judaea std. r.; to l. of tree, arms
Acquired from Zuzim, October 2018.

The amount of propaganda the Flavian regime was able to squeeze out of the Jewish War is astounding. Here we have an As struck seven or eight years after the fall of Jerusalem still touting the Jewish defeat. It was the singular event that more than anything else gave the dynasty its prestige. It would have been unseemly to celebrate the defeat of fellow Romans after the end of the Civil War, but quite appropriate to do so over an eastern people, despite the fact they were within the boundaries of the Roman empire. This As was struck in a fairly large issue from the Lyon mint, presumably to address a shortage of bronze coinage in the western provinces late in Vespasian's reign.

Distinctive Lyon portrait, struck on a bent flan.
5 commentsDavid AthertonNov 08, 2018
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 310, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, VENERI VICTRICI, Venus standing left, Scarce! #134 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 310, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, VENERI VICTRICI, Venus standing left, Scarce! #1
avers: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Radiate, and cuirassed bust right seen half from the back.
reverse: VENERI VICTRICI, Venus standing left, holding Victory and sceptre, leaning on shield set on helmet.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,8-23,0mm, weight: 5,64g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 215 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 310, RSC
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 08, 2018
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Struck 1430 - 1434, HENRY VI (First Reign 1422 - 1461), AR Halfpenny minted at Calais, France9 viewsObverse: HENRICVS (pinecone) REX (mascle) ANGL. Crowned facing bust of Henry VI within circle of pellets. Mintmark: Cross patonce.
Reverse: VIL(mascle)LA CALISIE (pinecone). Long cross pattée dividing legend around inner circle of pellets into quarters, trefoil in each quarter of circle.
Diameter: 15mm | Weight: 0.45gms
SPINK: 1885

This issue of coins is known as the pinecone-mascle issue because these symbols are incorporated in the obverse and reverse legends. This issue was struck between 1430 and 1434 at the mints of London and Calais.

Henry VI was King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471. The only child of Henry V, he succeeded to the English throne at the age of nine months when his father died.
This was during the period of the long-running Hundred Years' War (1337–1453) and Henry is the only English monarch to also have been crowned King of France (as Henri II), in 1431. During his early reign several people were ruling for him and by the time Henry was declared fit to rule in 1437 he found his realm in a difficult position, faced with setbacks in France and divisions among the nobility at home. Henry is described as timid, shy, passive, well-intentioned, and averse to warfare and violence; he was also at times mentally unstable. Partially in the hope of achieving peace, Henry married the ambitious and strong-willed Margaret of Anjou in 1445. The peace policy failed and the war recommenced with France taking the upper hand such that by 1453 Calais was Henry's only remaining territory on the continent.
With Henry effectively unfit to rule, Queen Margaret took advantage of the situation to make herself an effective power behind the throne. Starting around 1453 Henry began suffering a series of mental breakdowns and tensions mounted between Margaret and Richard of York, not only over control of the incapacitated king's government, but over the question of succession to the throne. Civil war broke out in 1459, leading to a long period of dynastic conflict, now known as the Wars of the Roses. Henry was deposed on 29th March 1461 after a crushing defeat at the Battle of Towton by Richard of York's son, who took the throne as Edward IV. Margaret continuing to resist Edward, but Henry was captured by Edward's forces in 1465 and imprisoned in the Tower of London.
Queen Margaret, who was first exiled in Scotland and then in France, was still determined to win back the throne on behalf of her husband and son. So, when Edward IV fell out with two of his main supporters, Richard Neville the Earl of Warwick and George the Duke of Clarence, Margaret formed a secret alliance with them backed by Louis XI of France. Warwick returned with an army to England, forced Edward IV into exile, and restored Henry VI to the throne on 30th October 1470, though Henry's position was nominal as Warwick and Clarence effectively ruled in his name.
But Henry's return to the throne lasted less than six months. Warwick overreached himself by declaring war on Burgundy, whose ruler responded by giving Edward IV the assistance he needed to win back his throne by force. Edward retook power in 1471, killing Warwick at the Battle of Barnet and Henry's only son at the Battle of Tewkesbury. Henry was again imprisoned in the Tower where, during the night of 21st May he died, possibly killed on Edward's orders.
2 comments*AlexNov 07, 2018
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Struck 1311 - 1316, EDWARD II (1307 - 1327), AR Penny minted at Durham, England2 viewsObverse: EDWAR ANGL DNS HYB +. Crowned and draped bust of Edward II facing within circle of pellets.
Reverse: CIVITAS DVNELM. Long cross (the upper limb of which is in the form of a bishop's crozier) dividing legend into quarters, trefoil in each quarter of inner circle.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 1.2gms | Die Axis: 7 | Rare
SPINK: 1469

Undated Penny, Class 11a, struck under Bishop Kellawe. Bishop Kellawe was enthroned as Bishop of Durham in 1311 and since he died in 1316 this coin must have been struck between those two dates. These coins are sometimes called “poker pennies” presumably because the shape of the crozier on the reverse is reminiscent of an iron fireside poker. It's an unfortunate nickname considering the reputed manner of the King's death.

Edward II
Edward II was crowned King of England when his father, Edward I, died in 1307. In 1308 he married Isabella, the daughter of King Philip IV of France, to try and resolve tensions between the two countries.
Edward II caused discontent among the barons by his close relationship with Piers Gaveston, who was arrogant with the power he had as Edward's favourite. In 1311 the barons pressured the King into agreeing to wide-ranging reforms and the newly empowered barons had Gaveston banished. Angered, Edward responded by revoking the reforms and recalling his favourite, but in 1312 a group of barons, led by the Earl of Lancaster, seized and executed Gaveston.
The war with Scotland was not going well either, the English forces were pushed back and in 1314 Edward was decisively defeated by the Scottish King, Robert the Bruce, at the Battle of Bannockburn. Edward was obliged to sign a truce which brought an end to almost thirty years of warfare between the two countries.
When this was followed by a widespread famine in England opposition to Edward II's reign grew until, in 1325, when Isabella was sent to France to negotiate a peace treaty she turned against Edward, allied herself with the exiled Roger Mortimer, and refused to return. In 1326, Mortimer and Isabella invaded England with a small army. Edward's regime collapsed and he fled into Wales, but he was soon captured and in January 1327 he was forced to relinquish his crown in favour of his fourteen-year-old son, Edward III. Edward II died in Berkeley Castle on 21 September the same year, reportedly gruesomely murdered on the orders of the new regime.

Bishop Kellawe, Bishop of Durham
Richard de Kellawe was sub-prior at St. Cuthbert's, Durham, and on the death of Antony Bek in 1311, Kellawe was chosen to replace him as Bishop of Durham by the monks. The palatinate of Durham was at this time in a deplorable condition owing to the Scottish wars, and in 1312 Kellawe even received a papal dispensation for not attending the council at Vienne in consideration of the state of his province. Troubles with the Scots continued after Bannockburn and the Palatinate was now so exhausted that it could not provide even for its own defence and Bishop Kellawe had to purchase peace with a levy of fifteen hundred men and a gift of one thousand marks.
On 10th October 1316, at Middleham, Bishop Kellawe died. He was buried in the chapter-house at Durham. His grandly adorned tomb was destroyed when the chapter house was demolished in 1796.
2 comments*AlexNov 07, 2018
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5515.5 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 124-25 AD Sarapis standing9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 5515.5; Dattari-Savio Pl. 69, 7465 (this coin); Emmett 897.9

Issue ƐΤ ƐΝΑΤ = year 9

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. ƐΤ ƐΝΑΤ
Sarapis standing facing, head l., holding patera and cornucopia; to l., altar

11.39 gr
25 mm
12h
4 commentsokidokiNov 07, 2018
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Gens Plaetoria, denarius (67 a.C.)4 viewsConiata da M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus nel 67 a.C., Roma
AR, 3.96 gr, 19 mm, qSpl
D/ CESTIANVS - S C; busto con attributi di Iside, Minerva, Apollo, Diana e Vittoria, con elmo crestato e faretra e arco sulle spalle; davanti, una cornucopia.
R/ M PLAETORIVS M F AED CVR; aquila su saetta.
Crawford 409/1
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo (Roma, Italia, dal 3 novembre 2018, numero catalogo XXX), ex collezione Vanni, Tinia numismatica (Follonica, Italia fino al 3 novembre 2018)
1 commentspaoloNov 07, 2018
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Iulia Gordus, Tyche, Artemis Ephesia7 viewsLydia, Iulia Gordus
Pseudo-autonomous issue
2nd century
Obv.: ΙΟVΛΙΑ ΓΟΡΔΟС, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right.
Rev.: IΟVΛ ΓΟΡΔΗΝΩΝ, Facing statue of Artemis Ephesia, with supports.
Ae, 2.73g, 17mm
Ref.: RPC III 1261, SNG Copenhagen 157.
2 commentsshanxiNov 07, 2018
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CÁC II. 18.9.1.1/b2.1., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-095, CNH I.-079, U-047, #0123 viewsCÁC II. 18.9.1.1/b2.1., Anonymous I. (Béla II., (Béla II. the Blind), King of Hungary, (1131-1141 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-095, CNH I.-079, U-047, #01
avers: Cross with dots and wedges between two crescents in the angles; border of dots.
reverse: Lines in place of the legend; cross in circle with wedges in the angles; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,5mm, weight: 0,20g, axis: 5h,
mint: Esztergom , date: A.D., ref: Huszár-095, CNH I.-079, Unger-047, Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 07, 2018
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Domitian Denarius,77-78 AD. RIC 961 7 viewsDomitian Denarius. CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right / COS V, She-wolf and twins left, boat below. RSC 51.
Sear (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 2639

Weight 3.36gm.
2 commentsBritanikusNov 07, 2018
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Barbarous Imitation of Constantine era coin ,Danubian Celts8 viewsLaureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right. Legend H H H H H H H T
Rev :H H H H H H H H H mint mark T? HII Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding shield
2 commentsBritanikusNov 07, 2018
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Constantius II, Constantinople. AD 348-3510 viewsConstantius II, Constantinople. AD 348-351. DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right / FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Phoenix, radiate, standing right on globe. Mintmark CONSΓstar. RIC VIII Constantinople 93 BritanikusNov 07, 2018
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Constantine AE follis. AD 330-335. Ric1881 viewsConstantine AE follis. AD 330-335. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers standing inward facing two standards between them, holding spears and shields. Mintmark SMNSBritanikusNov 07, 2018
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Constantine I AE Follis. 318-9 AD.Ticinum RIC VII 82,T3 views
Constantine I AE Follis. 318-9 AD. IMP CONSTAN-TINVS MAX AVG, helmeted bust right / VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, two Victories facing one another, holding shield inscribed VOT PR on altar. Mintmark TT.
"VD"
1 commentsBritanikusNov 07, 2018
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Constantius II Ae3 Aquileia 2 viewsBritanikusNov 07, 2018
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GREEK, Sicily, Gela, AR Tetradrachm circa 440-430 BC 17.29g8 viewsSlow quadriga driven right,Nike flying right crowning the horses.Rev forepart of man-headed bull right.1 commentsGrant HNov 06, 2018
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Barbarous Imitation, AE-3, VICTORIA LAETAE PRINC PERP type, #1129 viewsBarbarous Imitation, AE-3, VICTORIA LAETAE PRINC PERP type, #11
avers: IIIIIIIIIIIII III, Confusing text, Laureate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: H III III II ИИ, Confusing text, Two Victories standing, facing each other, together holding shield reading "VOT/PR" imitation on cippus.
exergue: -/-// Confusing text, diameter: 15,5-17,0mm, weight:2,01g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: , ref: ,
Q-011
1 commentsquadransNov 06, 2018
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CÁC II. 19.4.1.1/b1.10., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-112, CNH I.-122, U-079, Scarce! #0127 viewsCÁC II. 19.4.1.1/b1.10., Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-112, CNH I.-122, U-079, Scarce! #01
avers: Line between S-Ƨ, cross between two stars above, a crescent between two crosses below.
reverse: Ornament of Cufic letters, line in the centre, two dots and crescents above, cross and two crescents below.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 0,26g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-112, CNH I.-122, Unger-079, Scarce!
Kiss-Tóth (CÁC II.), Sigla: 19.4.1.1/b1.10.,
Q-014
1 commentsquadransNov 06, 2018
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Carausius Virtus reverse billon antoninianus29 viewsBillon antoninianus, RIC V-2-,Webb Carausius-, Borne Carausius-,SRCV IV-,Hunter IV-, Linchmere-, Burton Latimer-,Bicester-,Carausian Hoard-,et al., aF, broad flan, near blackpatina, rough, corrosion, scratches, Camulodunum (Colchester, England) mint, weight 4.186g, maximumdiameter 23.1mm, die axis225o, c. mid 292; obverse IMP C CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, late reign tetrarchic portrait; reverse VIRTVS AVG (the valor of the Emperor),Mars walking right, transverse spear in right hand,shieldortrophyin left hand,S - P flanking across field, C in exergue; from the Charles Peters Carausius Collection; extremely rare3 commentsorfewNov 06, 2018
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MT Monogram, Quinarius, Crawford 103/2a3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 211-210 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor; “V” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Below, MT monogram; Between two exergual lines, “ROMA”.
Mint: Apulia
Weight: 2.24 gm.
Reference: Crawford 103/2a
Provenance: Purchased from Barry Murphy, December, 2013

Comments:
Crawford 103/2a, Quinarius. Mint location in Apulia. Unusual obverse style. There is no trace of a curl on the left shoulder so this should be classified as 2a. This series is found with a variety of obverse styles, apparently the work of a few uniquely skilled engravers. Quite common, it often comes in high grade, this specimen being no exception.
1 commentsSteve B5Nov 06, 2018
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Pamphylia, Side (Circa 145-125BC)6 viewsAR Tetradrachm

29 mm, 15.94 g

Kleuch-, magistrate.

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena right.

Reverse: ΚΛΕ - ΥΧ, Nike advancing left, holding wreath; pomegranate to left.

SNG BN 697.

In 333 BC, Alexander the Great occupied Side and introduced the population to Hellenistic culture, which became the dominant tradition until the 1st century BC. Ptolemy later overtook the city when he declared himself king of Egypt in 305 BC. Side stayed under Ptolemaic control until it was captured by the Seleucid Empire in the 2nd century BC. In 190 B.C., however, a fleet from Rhodes, supported by Rome and Pergamum, defeated the Seleucid fleet, which was under the command of the fugitive Carthaginian general, Hannibal (who was unskilled in naval warfare, but to his credit still almost won the battle). The Seleucid defeat solidified by the Treaty of Apamea (188 BC), left Side in an uncertain state of autonomy during which it minted its own money. This lasted until 36 BC when the city came under the rule of the Roman client King of Galatia, Amyntas.
2 commentsNathan PNov 06, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.07.06 var.1 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.18g, 16.78mm, 210°
obv. AV KAI - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICTR
Apollo, nude, stg. frontal, holding in lowered l. hand twig and in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1357 (1 ex., Löbbecke)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.7.6. var. (has PROC ICTRO)
F, corroded
JochenNov 06, 2018
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Constantius II AE3. Sirmium Mint 355-361 AD.1 viewsConstantius II AE3. Sirmium Mint 355-361 AD. Obverse: D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: SPES REIPVBLICE, emperor helmeted in military dress standing left, globe in right and spear in left, BSIRM in exergue. RIC VIII: 80.

Rare!!!
BritanikusNov 06, 2018
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BCC MA203 viewsBronze Key
Caesarea Maritima
Uncertain Date 1st-7th cent. CE?
Folding ring key, rotary type.
The design features two animal
heads, crudely rendered, meeting
where the key hangs.
41 x 23.5mm. wt.7.95 gm.
cf. D. Jackson, Roman Gallery
of Locks, Keys, and Seals, #399b
(romanlocks.com).
v-dromeNov 06, 2018
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Constantine AE follis. Siscia RIC VI 232b, E2 viewsConstantine AE follis. IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate head right / IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing facing with head left, chlamys hanging from left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, eagle at foot left, officina letter Epsilon in right field. Mintmark SIS. RIC VI Siscia 232b.BritanikusNov 06, 2018
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RPC-1389-Vespasian 25 viewsÆ25, 9.00g
Apamea, Phrygia mint, Plancius Varus, magistrate
RPC 1389 (15 spec.).
Obv: AYTOKPOTΩP KAIΣAP ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ OYEΣΠΑΣIANOΣ; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r,
Rev: EΠΙ ΠΛΑNKIOY OYAPOY KOINON ΦPYΓIAΣ ΑΠΑMEIΣ; bundle of five corn-ears
Acquired from Tom Vossen, October 2018.

The important crossroads city of Apamea produced only one issue of coins during the Flavian era for the Koinon of Phrygia. M. Dräger has proposed that the issue could have been struck to help finance the Koinon's recovery after an earthquake, citing an ambiguous remark in Suetonius about Vespasian's civic generosity - 'he restored to a better condition very many states throughout the whole world that had been afflicted by earthquakes or fire' (Vesp. 17). It is quite possible that such a disaster occurred during Vespasian's reign in Phrygia since the region is prone to frequent seismic activity. Earthquakes are known to have previously struck the area in 53 and 60 AD and Strabo speaks of such a disaster which rocked the region during the Mithridatic Wars. The issue is undated, but names Plancius Varus, who perhaps is the same person that is recorded as a Flavian legate in Asia during the reign of Vespasian. Varus is thought to have died by 81. The type of five bundled corn-ears echoes a similar reverse of two bundled corn-ears struck by the city under Augustus.

Nice green patina featuring a severe portrait of Vespasian.
5 commentsDavid AthertonNov 06, 2018
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Crispus as Caesar AE Follis. 323 AD. RIC VII Trier 3941 viewsCrispus as Caesar AE Follis. 323 AD. IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield on left arm / BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, large globe on an altar inscribed VO-TIS- XX in three lines, three stars above. Mintmark dot STR crescent.

RIC VII Trier 394, rated R3.
BritanikusNov 06, 2018
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EB0945 Zeno / Victory9 viewsZeno 474-491, AU Solidus, Constantinople Mint.
Obverse: D N ZENO PERP AVG, diademed, helmeted and cuirassed three-quarter facing bust, holding spear over shoulder and shield decorated with horseman spearing a fallen enemy.
Reverse: VICTORI-A AVGGG and officina letter Γ, Victory standing left, holding long jewelled cross, star in right field. Mintmark CONOB.
References: RIC X 910.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 4.435g.
1 commentsEBNov 06, 2018
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Constantius II AE4. Siscia RIC VIII 1800 viewsConstantius II AE4. CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VICTORIA AVGG, Victory walking left holding wreath in each hand, chi-rho to right. Mintmark star ASIS star (stars on the exergual line).

Rare type struck only in Siscia
BritanikusNov 06, 2018
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sngcop385_var20 viewsElagabalus
Raphanea, Syria

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PEΦ−A−NE−ΩT, turreted Genius stands facing, head left, wears himation around hips and legs and over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, bull left, two eagles flanking in upper field.
23 mm, 5.11 gms

SNG Cop 385 variant (radiate), SNG München 961; BMC Galatia p. 267, 3 var. (head); Lindgren I 2116 corr. (described as head). Ex Classical Numismatic Group; ex J.S. Wagner Collection.
Charles MNov 06, 2018
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EB1016 Christ / Ivan & Michael3 viewsBulgaria, Second Empire, Ivan Alexander & Michael Asen, 1331-1355, AR Grosch.
Obverse: Christ standing facing before seat, arms raised, IX-XC and monograms across field.
Reverse: Ivan and Michael standing facing, each holding cruciform scepter and holding between them a staff topped with banner; monograms across field; stars flanking base of staff.
References: -.
Diameter: 17mm, Weight: 0.7g.
1 commentsEBNov 06, 2018
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sngcop385_20 viewsElagabalus
Raphanea, Syria

Obv: AVT K ANTΩNINOC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: PEΦ−A−NE−ΩN, turreted Genius stands facing, head left, wears himation around hips and legs and over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, bull left, two eagles flanking in upper field.
24 mm, 7.89 gms

SNG Cop 385, SNG München 962; Lindgren-Kovacs 2115 var. (radiate head); BMC Galatia p. 267, 2 corr. (Caracalla). Ex Classical Numismatic Group; ex J.S. Wagner Collection.
Charles MNov 06, 2018
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sngcop385_var1 viewsElagabalus
Raphanea, Syria

Obv: AVT K ANTΩNINOC, radiate head right.
Rev: PEΦ−A−NE−ΩN, turreted Genius stands facing, head left, wears himation around hips and legs and over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, bull left, two eagles flanking in upper field.
24 mm, 8.47 gms

SNG Cop 385 variant (AVT K M -, draped bust), SNG München 962 variant (same); BMC Galatia p. 267, 3 var. (laureate). Ex Classical Numismatic Group; ex J.S. Wagner Collection.
Charles MNov 06, 2018
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EB1015 Lead Seal of Theodosius III0 viewsObverse: Monogram, possibly of Theodosius III
Reverse: Same as obv.
References: Monogram #44 sim.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 4.331g.
EBNov 06, 2018
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EB1014 Lead Seal0 viewsObverse: Saint
Reverse: Legend
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 6.172g.
EBNov 06, 2018
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sngcop3851 viewsElagabalus
Raphanea, Syria

Obv: [AVT K M] - ANTΩNINOC, radiate and draped bust right.
Rev: PE−Φ−A−NEΩN, turreted Genius stands facing, head left, wears himation around hips and legs and over left shoulder, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, bull left, two eagles flanking in upper field.
23mm 6.16 gms

SNG Cop 385, SNG München 962; Lindgren-Kovacs 2115 var. (radiate head, AVT K - ANT...); cf. BMC Galatia p. 267, 1 (Caracalla). Ex Classical Numismatic Group; ex J.S. Wagner Collection.
Charles MNov 06, 2018
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"C", larger head, Denarius, Crawford 107/1b3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 209-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; above, “C” symbol; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Etruria(?)
Weight: 4.32 gm.
Reference: Crawford 107/1b
Provenance: Naville auction, 7-MAY-2017

Comments:
This type with a “C” symbol is of the same fundamental style as the staff symbol 106/3c. presumably both issues from the same mint. The type is somewhat scarce, but the most common of the three other “C” sub-varieties.
Near complete on a large flan, GVF.
Steve B5Nov 06, 2018
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bmc1922 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right..
Rev: COLIV L AVG FEL →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.
28 mm, 13.83 gms


BMC 192
Charles MNov 05, 2018
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hhj8.26.34.07_21 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT] M AVP ANTΩNIN[OC], laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛEITΩN ΠPOC, in left field ICT, in right field PON, Emperor with waving chlamys on horseback riding right, throwing spear at lion below.
26 mm, 11.30 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.34.7
Charles MNov 05, 2018
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hhj8.26.54.061 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: VΠ ΝΟ / ΒΙΟV ΡΟV / ΦΟV ΝΙΚΟ / ΠΟΛIΤΩΝ / ΠΡOC ΙC / TPΩ. Legend in six lines..
25 mm, 12.33 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.54.6
1 commentsCharles MNov 05, 2018
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H-127 Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), Bi-Denarius, H-127/161, CNH I.-137/151, U-084/080, Hybrid coin, Very Rare !!! #0125 viewsH-127 Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), Bi-Denarius, H-127/161, CNH I.-137/151, U-084/080, Hybrid coin, Very Rare !!! #01
avers: Cross between A - O, double arch above, wedge within crescent on top; border of dots.
reverse: Instead of "Line dividing S", this coin have a different reverse type, the same as the H-161, CNH I.-151, U-080 coin; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 0,26g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-127/161, CNH I.-137/151, Unger-084/080, Hybrid coin, Very Rare !!!
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
quadransNov 05, 2018
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074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0173b, Rome, AE-Sestertius, -/-//SC, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, #132 views074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0173b, Rome, AE-Sestertius, -/-//SC, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, #1
avers: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae, under seat, wheel, in exergue S C.
exergue: -/-//SC, diameter: 25mm, weight: 13,93g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 244 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III 174a, p-90, C-67,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 05, 2018
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 335a, AE-Sestertius, Rome, S/C//--, SECVRIT PERPET, Securitas standing facing, head left, #127 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 335a, AE-Sestertius, Rome, S/C//--, SECVRIT PERPET, Securitas standing facing, head left, #1
avers: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reversre: SECVRIT PERPET, Securitas standing facing, head left, leaning on short column and holding sceptre with the right hand, S C across the fields.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 28,0-29,0mm, weight: 19,28g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 243-244 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III 335a, C-329,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransNov 05, 2018
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Phoenicia, Arados 238-237 B.C2 viewsAE 17.32mm (Thickness 2.29mm), weight 3.49g, die axis = 12h (0 degrees), denomination B.

Obverse: Turreted head of Tyche right, beading.

Reverse: Prow of galley left with (Ἀθηνᾶ Πρόμαχος) Athena Promachos figurehead fighting left, above AP Mongram, Palm Tree and Phoenician letter ?, Aradian era date 32.
AradosNov 05, 2018
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Q. CAECILIUS METELLUS PIUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS CAECILIA AR Denarius1 viewsOBVERSE: Diademed head of Pietas right; stork standing right before
REVERSE: Q C M P I beneath elephant walking left w/bell hanging from neck
Spanish Mint 81 BC
3.75g; 18mm
Caecilia 43; Crawford 374/1; Syd 750; Sear 301
1 commentsLegatusNov 05, 2018
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EB1013 Lead Seal1 viewsLead Seal, late Roman or Byzantine
Obverse: Jerusalem Cross (cross potent with small Greek crosses in each quadrant).
Reverse: Blank.
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 32.2g.
EBNov 05, 2018
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EB1012 Unidentified0 viewsBillon aspron trachy, 1081-1382 AD.
Obverse:
Reverse:
Diameter: 28mm, Weight: 3.295g.
EBNov 05, 2018
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Epeiros, Ambrakia. 3rd-2nd centuries BC. Æ 17mm.1 viewsObv: Laureate and veiled head of Dione right.
Rev: Baetylos within wreath.
SNG Copenhagen 23.
ancientoneNov 05, 2018
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EB1011 Unidentified1 viewsBillon Aspron trachy, 1081-1382 AD.
Obverse:
Reverse:
Diameter: 25.5mm, Weight: 2.956g.
EBNov 05, 2018
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EB1010 Christ / Alexius III & St. Constantine0 viewsAlexius III Angelus-Comnenus. 1195-1203 AD. AE 29mm Trachy.
Obverse: IC-XC to left and right of Christ, nimbate, bust facing, right hand raised, holding scroll in left.
Reverse: [AΛEZIOC ΔECΠ O KΩNTANTI], Alexius, crowned, wearing loros, on left, holding labarum; St. Constantine, nimbate, wearing loros, bearded, on right, holding labarum and holding cross on globe between them.
References: SB 2011; BMC 15. H22.8-12.
Diameter: 29.5mm, Weight: 2.859g.
EBNov 05, 2018
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EB1009 Mary / Isaac II0 viewsIsaac II Angelus, billon aspron trachy, Constantinople mint, 1185-1195 AD.
Obverse: MP-Θ[V] to left and right of Mary, nimbate, seated facing, holding before her the nimbate head of infant Christ facing left.
Reverse: [I CAA KI OC] to left, [ΔEC ΠO TH C] to right, Isaac, standing facing on the left, crowned, wearing divitision, loros and sagion, and holding cross-headed sceptre and akakia, crowned by hand of God in upper right field.
References: SB 2003, BMC 19-31.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 3.894g.
EBNov 05, 2018
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EB1008 Manuel I / Monogram2 viewsManuel I. AE Half-Tetarteron, 1143-1180 AD.
Obverse: Crowned, unbearded bust of Manuel facing, wearing loros, holding labarum and cross on globe.
Reverse: Monogram Sear 57 Δ-M-K-ΠΛ.
References: SB 1977.
Diameter: 17.5mm, Weight: 1.919g.
EBNov 05, 2018
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EB1007 Christ / Alexius III0 viewsAlexius III, Comnenus silver or billon trachy. 1081-1118 AD.
Obverse: IC-XC to left and right of Christ seated facing on square-backed throne, with nimbus cross behind head, holding book of Gospels and raising right hand.
Reverse: [+ALEIIW DECPOT TW KM], crowned bust of Alexius facing, wearing jeweled chlamys, holding sceptre with pelleted star and cross on globe.
References: SB 1893.
Diameter: 29.5mm, Weight: 4.326g.
EBNov 05, 2018
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Huszár 532, Pohl 67, Unger 420, Réthy II 73, Frynas H.25.215 viewsLajos/Louis I (1342-1382)

AR denar, .59 g., 14.56 mm. max., 0°.

Obv: REX LODOVICI +, Crowned bust facing, holding scepter and orb.

Rev: + m REGIS hVnGARIE, shield with coat of arms (Árpadian stripes and Angevin fleur de lis).

The type was struck 1346-1357 per Huszár, Unger and Frynas, and in 1347-1353 per Pohl.

Huszár/Pohl rarity 6, Unger value 40 DM, Frynas rarity N.
1 commentsStkpNov 05, 2018
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EB1006 Christ / Virgin Mary0 viewsConstantine X, AE 26.
Obverse: Bust of Christ, nimbate, facing.
Reverse: Half length bust of the Virgin Mary, hands outstretched.
References: -.
Diameter: 26.5mm, Weight: 4.659g.
EBNov 05, 2018
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062 Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), RIC IV-II 495, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P VIII COS III P P, Emperor in quadriga right, 34 views062 Alexander Severus ( 221-222 A.D. Caesar, 222-235 A.D. Augustus), RIC IV-II 495, Rome, AE-Sestertius, P M TR P VIII COS III P P, Emperor in quadriga right,
avers: IMP SEV ALE XANDER AVG, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.
reverse: P M TR P VIII COS III P P, Emperor in quadriga right, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle, in exergue S C.
exergue: -/-//SC, diameter: 31,0mm, weight: 19,13g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 230 A.D., ref: RIC IV-II 495, C. 377, BMC .
Q-001
3 commentsquadransNov 05, 2018
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EB1005 Christ / Latin Cross0 viewsNicephorus III, Class I anonymous follis. 1078-1081 AD.
Obverse: IC-XC to left and right of bust of Christ, nimbate, facing, right hand raised, book of gospels in left.
Reverse: Latin cross with X at centre, globe and two dots at the ends of each arm, crescent at top left and right, floral ornaments at lower left and right.
References: SB 1889.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 4.542g.
EBNov 05, 2018
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EB1004 Christ / Jewelled Cross0 viewsMichael IV Class C Follis. 1034-1041 AD.
Obverse: EMMA NOVHL around, IC-XC to right and left of Christ, with nimbate cross behind head, three-quarter length figure standing, raising right hand, holding book of gospels in left.
Reverse: IC-XC/NI-KA in the angles of a jewelled cross with dot at each end.
References: SB 1825.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 7.099g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB1003 Christ / Legend1 viewsAnonymous attributed to Basil II and Constantine VIII after 989 AD, AE Follis.
Obverse: +EMMA NOVHΛ, IC-XC, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyS / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines.
References: SB 1812,1813.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 10.732g
EBNov 04, 2018
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H-127 Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), Bi-Denarius, H-127/113, CNH I.-137/123, U-084/083, Hybrid coin, Very Rare !!! #0132 viewsH-127 Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), Bi-Denarius, H-127/113, CNH I.-137/123, U-084/083, Hybrid coin, Very Rare !!! #01
avers: Cross between A - O, double arch above, wedge within crescent on top; border of dots.
reverse: Instead of "Line dividing S", this coin have a different reverse type, the same as the H-113, CNH I.-123, U-083 coin; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 0,26g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-127/113, CNH I.-137/123, Unger-084/083, Hybrid coin, Very Rare !!!
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 04, 2018
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H-127 Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-127, CNH I.-137, U-084, the Unusual letter "A"#0129 viewsH-127 Anonymous II. (István III., (Stephen III.), King of Hungary, (1162-1172 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-127, CNH I.-137, U-084, the Unusual letter "A"#01
avers: Cross between A - O, double arch above, wedge within crescent on top; border of dots. The crossline between the two arms of the letter A unusual.
reverse: Line dividing S; border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 0,22g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-127, CNH I.-1371, Unger-084,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-003
1 commentsquadransNov 04, 2018
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EB1002 Christ / Legend0 viewsAnonymous attributed to Basil II and Constantine VIII after 989 AD, AE Follis.
Obverse: +EMMA NOVHΛ, IC-XC, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyS / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines.
References: SB 1812,1813.
Diameter: 33mm, Weight: 14.249g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB1001 Christ / Legend0 viewsAnonymous attributed to Basil II and Constantine VIII after 989 AD, AE Follis.
Obverse: +EMMA NOVHΛ, IC-XC, Bust of Christ facing, wearing nimbus cross with various ornaments in each limb.. pallium and colobium, and holding books of Gospels.
Reverse: +IhSyS / XRISTUS/ bASILEy/bASILE - in 4 lines.
References: SB 1812,1813.
Diameter: 33.5mm, Weight: 14.511g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB1000 Constantine VII and Romanus / Legend0 viewsConstantine VII and Romanus, AE Follis. Constantinople mint, 913-959 AD.
Obverse: CONST CE ROMAN b ROM, crowned busts of Constantine, with short beard and wearing vertical loros, on left, and Romanus II, wearing loros, unbearded, on right, holding patriarchal cross (with X at centre) on globe between them.
Reverse: CONST / CE ROMAN / EN XRIST / b ROMEO, legend in four lines.
References: SB 1762 overstruck on SB 1760.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 7.376g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB0999 Romanus I / Legend1 viewsRomanus I. AE Follis. 913-959 AD. Constantinople.
Obverse: RWMAN bASILEVS RWM, crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing loros (not chlamys), holding labarum and cross on globe.
Reverse: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW - MAIWN, legend in four lines.
References: SB 1760 overstruck on 1729.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 5.841g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB0998 Romanus I / Legend7 viewsRomanus I. AE Follis. 913-959 AD. Constantinople.
Obverse: RWMAN bASILEVS RWM, crowned, bearded, facing bust of Romanus, wearing loros (not chlamys), holding labarum and cross on globe.
Reverse: RWMA - N EN QEW bA - SILEVS RW - MAIWN, legend in four lines.
References: SB 1760 overstruck on 1729.
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 9.37g.
1 commentsEBNov 04, 2018
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EB0997 Constantine VII / Legend1 viewsConstantine VII, AE Follis. 913-959 AD. Constantinople mint.
Obverse: [CONST bASIL ROM], crowned bust of Constantine facing, with short beard and wearing vertical loros, holding akakia and cross on globe.
Reverse: CONS[T] / EN QEO B[A] / SILEVS ]R] / [O]ME[ON], legend in four lines.
References: SB 1761, DOC 26.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 5.339g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB0996 Leo VI / Legend1 viewsLeo VI, AE Follis, Constantinople.
Obverse: LEON bASILEVS ROM, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia.
Reverse: LEON / EN QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON in four lines.
References: SB 1729.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 7.052g.
1 commentsEBNov 04, 2018
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(0117) SABINA (B)2 views(wife of Hadrian) 117 - 137 AD
AE SESTERTIUS 33 mm 23.25 g
O: Draped diademed bust right, with hair up and coiled in bun
R: Venus standing right, drawing out fold of drapery and holding apple, S-C. RIC 1035 (Hadrian, CH 74); RARE
laneyNov 04, 2018
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Staff, larger head, Denarius, Crawford 106/3c3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; below, staff symbol; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Etruria(?)
Weight: 4.31 gm.
Reference: Crawford 106/3c
Provenance: CNG ESale 279, lot 229, 16-MAY-2012

Comments:
This is the most common of the three varieties of RRC 106, with larger, rounder head. Nearly complete and VF.
Steve B5Nov 04, 2018
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EB0995 Leo VI / Legend0 viewsLeo VI, AE Follis, Constantinople.
Obverse: LEON bASILEVS ROM, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia.
Reverse: LEON / EN QEO BA / SILEVS R / OMEON in four lines.
References: SB 1729.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 9.38g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB0994 Theophilus / Large M0 viewsTheophilus, AE Follis, 829-842 AD
Obverse: ΘЄO-FIL' ЬASIL', crowned and draped bust facing, holding patriarchal cross and akakia.
Reverse: Large M, XXX - NNN across field, cross above, Θ below.
References: Sear 1666.
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 7.537g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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Lokris. Locri Opuntii circa 360 BC. Stater AR3 views22mm., 11,96g.
Head of Persephone to left, hair wreathed with three leaves of wheat, wearing necklace and a triple drop earring / OΠON-TIΩN; Ajax advancing to right, holding a sword in right hand and a shield decorated with griffin or a snake in left, below, helmet and spear.
extremely fine
BMC 18; McClean 5428
This wonderful head of Persephone reminds us of Euainetos and his Syracusan Arethusa heads. Ajax on reverse (ΑΙΑΣ Ο ΛΟΚΡΟΣ) was son of Oileus, the king of Locris. He was called the "lesser" or "Locrian" Ajax to distinguish him from Ajax the Great, son of Telamon. The Opuntian Locrians worshiped Ajax as their national hero, and so great was their faith in him that when they drew up their army in battle, they always left one place open for him, believing that, although invisible to them, he was fighting for and among them.
LeoNov 04, 2018
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EB0993 Leo V / Constantine0 viewsLeo V & Constantine, AE 15mm Syracuse mint, 813-820 AD.
Obverse: [LEOh], Leo diademed and draped bust facing.
Reverse: [CONST], Constantine diademed and draped bust facing.
References: -.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 1.318g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB0992 Leo V & Constantine / Large M0 viewsLeo V and Constantine, AE Follis. Syracuse mint, 813-820 AD.
Obverse: LEON SC CONST AV, busts of Leo no beard on left and Constantine, short beard, on right, each wearing crown and chlamys.
Reverse: Large M between XXX and NNN, cross above, A below.
References: SB 1630 var (short beard, no beard), DOC 7.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 4.748g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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(0010) ANTONIA4 views(daughter of Mark Antony; mother of Claudius; grandmother of Caligula)
b. ca. 36 BC, d. 37 AD
AE ORICHALCUM DUPONDIUS 28.5 11.98 g
STRUCK BY CLAUDIUS, ca. 50 - 54 AD
O: ANTONIA AVGVSTA, bare-headed bust right, hair in long plait
R: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP (P P) S C, Claudius veiled and togate, standing left, holding simpulum
RIC 1 104
laneyNov 04, 2018
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S.803A Anglo-Saxon sceat6 viewsSecondary phase Anglo-Saxon sceat
Mint: Kent
Series K
Type 42
S.803A
Abramson 41-35
O: Bust right with bird in hand, looking skyward
R: Animal (?hound) rounding bush with berries

Ex- eBay
NapNov 04, 2018
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EB0991 Leo VI / Legend in four lines0 viewsLeo VI, AE Follis of Constantinople, 886-912 AD.
Obverse: +LЄOmbAS ILЄVSROm'; Bust of Leo VI with short beard, facing, wearing chlamys and crown with cross; on right shoulder, roundel with central pellet; holding akakia in left hand.
Reverse: +LЄOη / ЄηΘЄObA / SILЄVSR / OmЄOη; Legend in four lines.
References: SB 1729.
Diameter: 27.5mm, Weight: 6.726g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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S.1055 Æthelred I (Ælfhere)5 viewsPenny of Æthelred I, king of Wessex, 865-871
Moneyer: Ælfhere
Mint: Probably Canterbury
S. 1055
O: +AEÐELRED REX
R: MON ELBERE ETA

Penny of Æthelred, the 4th son of King Æthelwulf. There was much fighting between Wessex and Viking armies during his fairly short reign. Æthelred was nominally in charge of the army of Wessex for the battle of Ashdown, one of the few English victories against the Viking army at this time. Historically, the victory is remembered for the leadership of Ælfred (later to be known as 'the Great') who was apparently the military commander on the field.

During the time of Æthelred, the currency of Wessex and Mercia were unified, and coins of the same "lunette" type are produced for Æthelred, his brother and successor Ælfred, and Burgred of Mercia.

Ex- Keith Chapman
1 commentsNapNov 04, 2018
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Postumus Colonia Agrippinensis, 259-268 AD.2 views
Postumus Colonia Agrippinensis, 259-268 AD. AR antoninianus, 3.4 g.

Obv; IMP C POSTUMUS PF AUG radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev; VIRTUS AUG Mars standing right, with spear and shield.

22 mm
RIC 93.

Ex Steven Geer 10.07.2018
BritanikusNov 04, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 88, RSC 250 Sear (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 86450 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P IIII COS II P P, Apollo seated left with branch & lyre. RSC 250.
4.18gm.
BritanikusNov 04, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 94, RSC 276 Sear (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 86521 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / PM TR P VI COS II PP, Gordian standing right with globe & spear. RSC 276.

238-244 AD, , Rome, 243 AD, 3.90g. RIC-94 (Scarce), C-276. Antoninianus. Rx: P M TR P VI COS II P P Gordian standing r. in military dress, holding transverse spear and globe.

238-244 AD, , Rome, 243 AD, RIC-94 (Scarce), C-276. Antoninianus. Rx: P M TR P VI COS II P P Gordian standing r. in military dress, holding transverse spear and globe.

Scarce final date of this issue, 56 specimens in Dorchester Hoard.
BritanikusNov 04, 2018
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EB0990 Christ / Justinian II1 viewsJustinian II. first reign, 685-695 AD. AR Hexagram. Constantinople.
Obverse: IhS CRISTUS REX REG[NANTIUM], facing bust of Christ, raising hand in benediction and holding Gospels; cross behind head.
Reverse: [D IVSTINI ANU S SERU CHRIST], Justinian standing facing, wearing crown and loros, holding cross potent on two steps and akakia.
References: SB 1259 var. (mintmark CONOP).
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 4.617g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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Gordian III. AD 238-244. AR Antoninianus RIC 1472 viewsGordian III. AD 238-244. AR Antoninianus (2.23 gm). Struck 240-244 AD. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / MARTEM PROPVG-NATOREM, Mars walking right, holding transverse spear and shield. RIC IV 147; Hunter 59; RSC 160; Sear (1988) 2442; Sear 8624.BritanikusNov 04, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus.RIC 68cf4 views
Gordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG. radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / P M TR P II COS P P, Gordian standing left, holding a patera over an altar with right hand, left hand holds a baton. AD 239
5.28 grams.
BritanikusNov 04, 2018
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EB0989 Constantine IV / Large I2 viewsConstantine IV. 668-685 AD. AE Decanummium, Constantinople.
Obverse: No legend, helmeted, cuirassed, unbearded bust facing, holding cross on globe.
Reverse: Large I, cross to left, cross above, K to right; mintmark CON. Overstruck.
References: SB 1182.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 4.367g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus3 views
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, his radiate and cuirassed bust right .
MARS PROPVG, Mars hastening right, holding shield & spear. RIC 145, RSC 155.
BritanikusNov 04, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 89, RSC 2611 views
Gordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / P M TR P V COS II P P, Apollo, bare to waist, seated left with branch, resting elbow on lyre. RSC 261.
Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 8648
BritanikusNov 04, 2018
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EB0988 Constans II & Constantine IV / Heraclius & Tiberius1 viewsConstans II, with Constantine IV, Heraclius, and Tiberius. 641-668. Æ Decanummium. Carthage mint.
Obverse: Facing busts of Constans and Constantine IV; cross above.
Reverse: Facing busts of Heraclius and Tiberius; cross above, X between.
References: SB 1066; DOC 149; MIB 203.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 1.749g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 143, RSC 972 views
Gordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped bust right / FORT REDUX, Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopiae, wheel beneath. RSC 97.
Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 8612
BritanikusNov 04, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 95, RSC 4044 views
Gordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate draped bust right / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right leaning on club set on rock. RSC 404.
Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 86
BritanikusNov 04, 2018
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 86.3 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing right with wreath & anchor. RSC 121. BritanikusNov 04, 2018
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EB0987 Constans II / Jigsaw Puzzle5 viewsConstans II, AE Follis, 641-668 AD, Constantinople.
Obverse: [EN TVTO NIKA], Constans standing facing, crowned, wearing chlamys, unbearded, holding long cross and cross on globe.
Reverse: Large m (lower case), ANA to left, cross above, NEOS to right, ΓIA below. K above overstruck.
References: Sear Byz 1005, DOC 64-68.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 3.65g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB0986 Constans II / Large M1 viewsConstans II, AE Follis, Syracuse.
Obverse: [MPER CONST], crowned bust facing.
Reverse: large M, TKw-like monogram above.
References: SB 1105, DOC 177a.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 5.968g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB0985 Constans II / Constantine IV, Heraclius & Tiberius1 viewsConstans II and Sons, AE Follis, Constantinople.
Obverse: Constans, standing facing in plumed helmet and military dress, holding long cross, left hand on hip; regnal year to left, cross over M over officina letter to right.
Reverse: Constantine IV, Heraclius and Tiberius all standing facing, each wearing crown and chlamys and holding cross on globe.
References: SB 1011, MIB 175.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 4.432g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB0984 Constans II & Constantine IV / Heraclius & Tiberius1 viewsConstans II. 641-668 AD. AE Follis, Carthage.
Obverse: No legend, Constans, crowned and cuirassed with long beard, holding long cross, on left and Constantine IV, crowned and wearing chlamys, no beard, empty-handed, on right, both standing, cross between their heads.
Reverse: Large M, Heraclius standing to left, TKw-like monogram above, Tiberius standing to right, both sons crowned and wearing chlamys; [mintmark KTS].
References: SB 1055, DOC 147.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 5.622g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB0983 Cross / Large S1 viewsHeraclius, AE 6 Nummi, 610-641 AD. Alexandria.
Obverse: [dd M hERACLS], cross potent.
Reverse: Large S.
References: SB 862, DOC 198.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 3.011g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB0982 Heraclius and Son / Large I1 viewsHeraclius and Heraclius Constantine, AE Decanummium, Catania mint.
Obverse: No legend, Heraclius and Heraclius Constantine, crowned, draped and cuirassed busts facing, cross between their heads.
Reverse: Large I, ANNO to left, regnal year to right, mintmark CAT.
References: SB 886, MIB 241.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 3.494g.
EBNov 04, 2018
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EB0981 Khusru II / I+B1 viewsHeraclius, 610-641 A.D. AE 12 Nummi, Alexandria Mint, struck During the Sasanian occupation, 618-628 AD.
Obverse: No legend, Facing bust of Khusru II, beardless, wearing chlamys and crown surmounted by a cross within a crescent; star to left, crescent to right.
Reverse: Cross potent on globe, I to left, B to right; mintmark AΛEX.
References: SB 856; DOC II 192; MIB 202a.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 14.9g.
EBNov 03, 2018
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EB0980 Heraclius and Son / I+B1 viewsHeraclius and Heraclius Constantine, AE 12 Nummi, Alexandria.
Obverse: Facing busts of Heraclius with short beard, on left and Heraclius Constantine.
Reverse: Small cross potent on globe above a solid pyramid shape, I to left, B to right; mintmark AΛEX.
References: Cf. Sear 857,858.
Diameter: 15.5mm, Weight: 4.176g.
EBNov 03, 2018
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Juba I Billon 4 units2 viewsJuba I Billon 4 units
37 mm ; 32 gr.
Octostyle temple / Facade of two-storeyed building (the royal palace ?); in ex.; Néo-Punic legend, as last.

Müller III, 43,57 ; Mazard 91 ; SNG 534

VERY RARE
TanitNov 03, 2018
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Mauretania, Iol-Caesarea2 viewsMauretania, Iol-Caesarea:
Æ unit, 3rd-2nd century BC, 10.1gm, 24 mm. Obv: Head of Isis left, wearing vulture crown and horned solar-disk headdress. Rev: Three grain ears; Punic letters in fields.

RARE

Mauretania - IOL (CAESAREA)
(III - II century BC)
The city was founded by the Phoenicians and the Carthaginians. Its name comes from the hero Iolaus, nephew of Hercules and guide. The city was one of the two capitals Bocchus. Iol before becoming the capital of the kingdom of Mauretania in the first century BC in Juba II - Caesarea or modern Cherchell - the city was part of the independent Numidia. Iol was the main workshop area.
TanitNov 03, 2018
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RIC 1871 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r., aegis.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Pax seated l., holding branch and sceptre; at her feet, a kneeling Dacian.

3.30g, 19mm
Woytek 220c, Variant 1 (24 specimen)
klausklageNov 03, 2018
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RIC 361-var.1 viewsDenarius, 114-117
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC
Laur. r., aegis, balteus and globe
Rev: PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R – PRO VID across field.
Providentia standing l. resting her left elbow on column and holding scepter in l. hand, while she points with r. hand at large celestial globe marked with zodiac band and stars at her feet.

2.88g, 19mm
Woytek 580tt+ (3 specimen)
klausklageNov 03, 2018
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IVLIA AVGVSTA - Denarius - VENERI VICTR4 viewsJulia Domna
Denarius
Rome 194 n.Chr.(?)
Av.: IVLIA AVGVSTA - Bust draped r.
Rev.: VENERI VICTR - Venus, naked to waist, standing r., holding apple and palm, resting l. elbow on column
1,83 Gramm, 6 h die axis
RIC - (579 - Aureus)

Poor but rare!

In my opinion Rome style and not "Emesa"!
Perhaps unofficial? (weight!)

Doug Smith: "After most of this page had been posted, a coin became available that casts a question on the separation and dating of the 'Emesa' mint issues. This coin could be barbaric or unofficial (and therefore of no significance) but the style of the obverse portrait and the reverse Venus seems very similar to the Emesa coins (particularly the late version Venus from the back shown above). The obverse legend is IVLIA AVGVSTA which should date to 196 AD or after the closing of the 'Emesa' mint under traditional scholarship. Perhaps the closing date of this mint should be pushed back allowing this coin to be the last product of this series. However the use of the earlier legend VENERI VICTR adds weight to the theory that the coin is not official. My Questions page includes a coin of Caracalla as Caesar paired with an earlier looking 'Emesa' reverse. Is there a connection? Students whose opinions I value fail to see this as Eastern and may be right but I am still tending to consider this an official 'Emesa' product of great interest. Certainly more study is needed before this series will be understood. "
nummis durensisNov 03, 2018
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RIC 113 viewsDenarius, 98-99
Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM
Laur. r.
Rev: PONT MAX TR POT COS II
Abundantia seated l., holding sceptre, on chair with crossed cornuacopiae as arms; fold of drapery over lap.

3.15g, 19mm
Woytek 18 (98 specimen)
klausklageNov 03, 2018
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RIC 347 var.8 viewsDenarius, 114-117
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC
Laur. r., dr. and cuirassed, seen from behind.
Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R
Genius standing l., holding patera and ears of corn.

3.26g, 18mm
Woytek 518f (6 specimen)
1 commentsklausklageNov 03, 2018
Netherlands,_Westfriesland,_Leeuwendaalder,_MO_ARG_PRO_CONFOE_BELG_WESTF,_CONFIDENS_DNO_NON_MOVETVR_1648_lily_Q-001,_9h,_40,5mm,_27g-s.jpg
Netherlands, Westfriesland, (1648 A.D.), KM 14,2/1648, AR-Thaler/Leeuwendaalder/Lion Dollar, CONFIDENS•DNO•NON•MOVETVR•1648 lily, Lion Rampant, #139 viewsNetherlands, Westfriesland, (1648 A.D.), KM 14,2/1648, AR-Thaler/Leeuwendaalder/Lion Dollar, CONFIDENS•DNO•NON•MOVETVR•1648 lily, Lion Rampant, #1
avers: MO•ARG•PRO•CON FOE•BELG•WESTF, Knight standing left, head right, holding up garnished coat-of-arms in the foreground.
reverse: CONFIDENS•DNO•NON•MOVETVR•1648 Lily(Mintmark), Lion Rampant.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 40,5mm, weight: 27,0g, axis: 9h,
mint:Netherlands, Westfriesland, Mintmark: Lily, date: 1648 A.D., ref:KM 14,2/1648, Davenport ?.
Q-001
1 commentsquadransNov 03, 2018
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Septimius Severus - FORTVN AVG4 viewsSeptimius Severus
Denarius
194 - 195 AD
Emesa(?)
Av.: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II - Laureate head right
Rev.: FORTVN AVG - Fortuna standing left, holding rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left
3,03 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 376A
Réka Devnia 1 Ex.
Barry P. Murphy SEV-262 (same reverse die)
nummis durensisNov 03, 2018
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German, German States, City of Emden, Ferdinand III. No Date, (1637-1657 A.D.), KM 10.1, AR-2/3Thaler/Gulden/28 Stuiver, Two-headed eagle stamped with a cartridge bearing the number 28, #135 viewsGerman, German States, City of Emden, Ferdinand III. No Date, (1637-1657 A.D.), KM 10.1, AR-2/3Thaler/Gulden/28 Stuiver, Two-headed eagle stamped with a cartridge bearing the number 28, #1
avers: •FLOR•ARGEN 28 CIVITAT•FMB:, Crowned and garnished arms flanked by angel wings.
reverse: •FERDINAN•III•ROM•IMP•SEM•AVG•, Two-headed eagle stamped with a cartridge bearing the number 28, surmounted by a crown cutting the legend at 12 o'clock.
exergue: -/-//28, diameter: 40,5mm, weight: 19,93g, axis: 5h,
mint: City of Emden, date: No Date, (1637-1657 A.D.), but the time of Ferdinand III., ref: KM 10.1, AR-2/3Thaler/Gulden/28 Stuiver,
Q-001
"Emden, a seaport on the Ems River adjoining the North Sea was founded in the 9th century."
quadransNov 03, 2018
Netherlands,_Imperial_City_of_Kampen,_Matthias,_Gulden_1618,_FLOR__ARG_CIV_28_IMP_CAMPEN,_MATTH_I_D_G_ROM_IMP_SEM_AVG_Q-001,_1h,_39,5mm,_20g-s.jpg
Netherlands, Imperial City of Kampen, Matthias, (1618 A.D.), Del.1113, AR-2/3Thaler/Gulden/28 Stuiver, Two-headed eagle stamped with a cartridge bearing the number 28, #133 viewsNetherlands, Imperial City of Kampen, Matthias, (1618 A.D.), Del.1113, AR-Gulden/28 Stuiver, Two-headed eagle stamped with a cartridge bearing the number 28, #1
avers: FLOR•ARG:CIV 28 IMP:CAMPEN, 1618 above the crown, Crowned weapons of the city of Campen.
reverse: MATTH•I•D•G•ROM•IMP•SEM•AV, Two-headed eagle stamped with a cartridge bearing the number 28, surmounted by a crown cutting the legend at 12 o'clock.
exergue: 1618//28, diameter: 39,5mm, weight: 20,0g, axis: 1h,
mint:City of Kampen, date: 1618 A.D., ref: Del.1113, AR-2/3Thaler/Gulden/28 Stuiver,
Q-001
"NETHERLANDS - IMPERIAL CITY CAMPEN - MATTHIAS,
(1612-20/03/1619):
Matthias is the third son of Maximilian II and Mary, daughter of Charles Quint. He was born in Vienna on February 24, 1557. At the expense of Spain, the States-General offered him the Netherlands in December 1577, but after the Battle of Gembloux, in January 1578, he took refuge in Antwerp before returning to Germany in 1581. His brother Rudolf II being unable to govern, he was assigned to Austria, then in 1608, Hungary and Bohemia Moravia and finally in 1611. Having no children of his union had with Anne Tyrol, he appointed as his successor his cousin Ferdinand of Styria, later Ferdinand II. Matthias died in Vienna on March 20, 1619."
quadransNov 03, 2018
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Troas, Alexandreia, Caracalla, Bellinger A302 cf.4 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 24, 8.48g, 23.9mm, 210°
Alexandreia, AD 214-8. April 2017
obv. M AVRE - ANTONINVS - IOV
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. COL - ALEXAN - D - AVG
Eagle flying r., Holding head and neck of bull in Talons
ref.: cf. Bellinger 302A (Type 47); cf. SNG Copenhagen 139 (obv. legend); cf. BMC Troas p.21, 98 (same); cf. SNG
Canakkale 323 (same); SNG von Aulock -, SNG München -, SNG Tübingen -, et al. -
rare, nice F, Portrait!
From Forum Ancient coins, thanks!

The reverse legend dates this coin to after 214, when Caracalla renamed the city from Colonia Augusta Troadensium to Colonia Alexandria Augusta.
This obverse legend ending in IOV is apparently an unpublished mint error.

Added to asiaminorcoins.com
JochenNov 03, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.07.02 #21 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 17, 2.76g, 17.13mm, 210°
obv. L AVR.KAI - GETAC
Bust, draped, seen from front, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - W - N PROC IC
Apollo Sauroktonos, nude, with crossed legs stg. r., r. hand with twig(!) drawn back, l.
hand on tree stump on which a lizard is creeping upwards
ref.: a) AMNG I/1, 1639 (1 ex., Löbbecke)
b) Varbanov
c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018) 8.22.7.2 corr.
F/F+, black patina

Already Pick has supposed that Apollo is holding an object in his r. hand. He writes "r. hand (with arrow?) drawn back". It is not an arrow, but probably a twig.
JochenNov 03, 2018
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Misterium Plakett, Lead, Romae, Thrakia, #12 51 viewsMisterium Plakett, Lead, Romae, Thrakia, #12
diameter: 76x80mm,
weight:119,80g
mint: Thrakia,
date: cc. 2nd.-3rd. centuries..
Q-012
3 commentsquadransNov 03, 2018
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017 Galba (68-69 A.D.), RIC I 0372, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas standing facing, head left,43 views017 Galba (68-69 A.D.), RIC I 0372, Rome, AE-As, S/C//--, LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas standing facing, head left,
avers: SER•GALBA IMP•AVG, Laureate head right, with a globe at point of bust.
reverse: LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas standing facing, head left, holding pileus in extended right hand, cradling vindicta in the left arm. S C across the field.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter: 25,0-27,5mm, weight: 9,72g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 68-69 A.D., ref: RIC-372, p-,
Q-001
quadransNov 03, 2018
090b_Gallienus,_Roma,_Göbl_735b,_AE-Ant,_GALLIENVS_AVG,_APOLLINI_CONS_AVG,_Z,_RIC-V-I-163,_RSC-72,_AD__Q-001,_5h,_19-21,5mm,_3,16g-s.jpg
090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 163, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//Z, APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking right, #158 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 163, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//Z, APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking right, #1
avers: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right.
reverse: APOLLINI CONS AVG, Centaur walking right, one forefoot raised, drawing the bow. Z in exergue.
exergue: -/-//Z, diameter: 19,0-21,5 mm, weight: 3,16g, axes: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC V-I 163, p-145, RSC-72, Göbl 735b,
Q-001
4 commentsquadransNov 03, 2018
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EB0979 Heraclius and Son / Large K0 viewsHeraclius and Heraclius Constantine. AE Half Follis, Constantinople.
Obverse: Heraclius, bearded and with broad moustache on left, Heraclius Constantine on right, each holding cross on globe.
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year XI to right, officina letter B below.
References: SB 815, MIB 171.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 2.943g.
EBNov 03, 2018
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EB0978 Heraclius / Large M2 viewsHeraclius, AE Follis. Sicilian mint.
Obverse: Struck on Constantinople folles of Anastasius, Justin I and Justinian I, countermarked by the bust of Heraclius, crowned, draped and cuirassed facing within circular stamp, PTh monogram at top right.
Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, crescent to right; mintmark large SCL in circular stamp below.
References: SB 882, DOC 241.
Diameter: 35mm, Weight: 12.524g.
EBNov 03, 2018
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EB0977 Heraclius / Large M0 viewsHeraclius AE follis, Nicomedia mint.
Obverse: Helmeted, draped, cuirassed bust facing, holding cross.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year II to right, officina letter B below, mintmark NIKO.
References: Cf. SB 833, MIB 174.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 10.329g.
EBNov 03, 2018
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EB0976 Heraclius / Large M's0 viewsHeraclius AE follis, Nicomedia mint.
Obverse: Helmeted, draped, cuirassed bust facing, holding cross.
Reverse: Large M, overstruck on another Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year III to right, officina letter A below, mintmark [NI]K.
References: Cf. SB 833, MIB 174.
Diameter: 33.5mm, Weight: 11.17g.
EBNov 03, 2018
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EB0975 Heraclius and Son / Large M4 viewsHeraclius and Heraclius Constantine, AE Follis, Nicomedia.
Obverse: [?]P AV[?], Heraclius on left and Heraclius Constantine on right, cross between their heads, each wearing crown and chlamys and each holding cross on globe.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year IIII to right, officina letter R below, mintmark NIKo.
References: SB 834, MIB 175.
Diameter: 33mm, Weight: 13.808g.
EBNov 03, 2018
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bmc2120 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR [ANTONINV]S AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Legend obscured. Poseidon standing in galley left holding dolphin in right hand and trident in left, steersman seated at stern.
26 mm, 9.00 gms


BMC 212
Charles MNov 03, 2018
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orthosiabmc60 viewsElagabalus
Orthosia, Phoenicia

Obv: AVKMAV (…), laureate head right.
Rev: OPΘ Ω C εΩN →ΓΛ Φ, Statue of Tyche-Astarte, holding scepter and being crowned by Nike on short column to right, standing facing within central arched bay of tetrastyle temple façade; below, river-god swimming to right; arched doorways to either side, with stairs leading to each.
24 mm, 9.74 gms

BMC 6 corrected (Severus Alexander as Caesar), CNG Electronic Auctions: #205, lot 331 and #387, lot 336.
Charles MNov 03, 2018
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EB0974 Phocas & Empress Leontia / Large M0 viewsPhocas and Leontia. 602-610 AD. AE Follis. Constantinople.
Obverse: DM FO[CAE] PP AVG, Phocas on left, holding cross on globe and Leontia, nimbate, on right, holding sceptre topped by cross, standing, cross between their heads.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, year I to right, mintmark CON and officina letter.
References: SB 639, MIB 60a-b.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 13.057g.
EBNov 03, 2018
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EB0973 Phocas / Large XXXX0 viewsPhocas. 602-610 AD. AE follis, Cyzicus.
Obverse: [DN F]OCAS PERP AVG, crowned, mantled bust facing, holding mappa and cross, cross in left field.
Reverse: Large XXXX, ANNO above, regnal year IIII to right, mintmark KYZA.
References: SB 665, MIB 76.
Diameter: 29.5mm, Weight: 12.148g.
EBNov 03, 2018
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IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / P M S COL VIM / Ӕ30 (239-240 AD)1 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / P M S CO - L VIM, personification of Moesia standing facing, head left, arms outstretched over a lion (right) and a bull (left). AN • I • in exergue.

Ӕ, 29-30+mm, 16.75g, die axis 1h (slightly turned medal alignment), material: looks like red copper.

IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG = Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus, P M S COL VIM = Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium = Colony of Viminacium, in the province of Upper Moesia, AN•I• = the first year. 238 AD was the infamous "year of the 6 emperors", so 239-240 was the first sole ruling year of Gordian III. The bull is the symbol of Legio VII Claudia, based in the capital of Moesia, Viminacium itself, and the lion is the symbol of Legio IV Flavia Felix based in another city of Moesia Superior, Singidunum (modern Belgrade). Due to size this is most probably a sestertius, but large dupondius is another possibility, since it is clearly made of red copper and sestertii were typically made of expensive "gold-like" orichalcum, a kind of brass (but in this time of civil strife they could have used a cheaper replacement). Literature fails to clearly identify the denomination of this type.

A straightforward ID due to size and clear legends, this is AMNG 71; Martin 1.01.1 minted in Viminacium, Moesia (Kostolac, Serbia).

Gordian III was Roman Emperor from 238 AD to 244 AD. At the age of 13, he became the youngest sole legal Roman emperor throughout the existence of the united Roman Empire. Gordian was the son of Antonia Gordiana and an unnamed Roman Senator who died before 238. Antonia Gordiana was the daughter of Emperor Gordian I and younger sister of Emperor Gordian II. Very little is known of his early life before his acclamation. Gordian had assumed the name of his maternal grandfather in 238 AD.

In 235, following the murder of Emperor Alexander Severus, Maximinus Thrax was acclaimed Emperor. In the following years, there was a growing opposition against Maximinus in the Roman senate and amongst the majority of the population of Rome. In 238 (to become infamous as "the year of six emperors") a rebellion broke out in the Africa Province, where Gordian's grandfather and uncle, Gordian I and II, were proclaimed joint emperors. This revolt was suppressed within a month by Cappellianus, governor of Numidia and a loyal supporter of Maximinus Thrax. The elder Gordians died, but public opinion cherished their memory as peace-loving and literate men, victims of Maximinus' oppression.

Meanwhile, Maximinus was on the verge of marching on Rome and the Senate elected Pupienus and Balbinus as joint emperors. These senators were not popular and the population of Rome was still shocked by the elder Gordians' fate, so the Senate decided to take the teenage Gordian, rename him Marcus Antonius Gordianus like his grandfather, and raise him to the rank of Caesar and imperial heir. Pupienus and Balbinus defeated Maximinus, mainly due to the defection of several legions, particularly the II Parthica, who assassinated Maximinus. However, their joint reign was doomed from the start with popular riots, military discontent and an enormous fire that consumed Rome in June 238. On July 29, Pupienus and Balbinus were killed by the Praetorian Guard and Gordian proclaimed sole emperor.

Due to Gordian's age, the imperial government was surrendered to the aristocratic families, who controlled the affairs of Rome through the Senate. In 240, Sabinianus revolted in the African province, but the situation was quickly brought under control. In 241, Gordian was married to Furia Sabinia Tranquillina, daughter of the newly appointed praetorian prefect, Timesitheus. As chief of the Praetorian Guard and father in law of the Emperor, Timesitheus quickly became the de facto ruler of the Roman Empire.

In the 3rd century, the Roman frontiers weakened against the Germanic tribes across the Rhine and Danube, and the Sassanid Empire across the Euphrates increased its own attacks. When the Persians under Shapur I invaded Mesopotamia, the young emperor opened the doors of the Temple of Janus for the last time in Roman history, and sent a large army to the East. The Sassanids were driven back over the Euphrates and defeated in the Battle of Resaena (243). The campaign was a success and Gordian, who had joined the army, was planning an invasion of the enemy's territory, when his father-in-law died in unclear circumstances. Without Timesitheus, the campaign, and the Emperor's security, were at risk.

Gaius Julius Priscus and, later on, his own brother Marcus Julius Philippus, also known as Philip the Arab, stepped in at this moment as the new Praetorian Prefects and the campaign proceeded. Around February 244, the Persians fought back fiercely to halt the Roman advance to Ctesiphon. Persian sources claim that a battle occurred (Battle of Misiche) near modern Fallujah (Iraq) and resulted in a major Roman defeat and the death of Gordian III. Roman sources do not mention this battle and suggest that Gordian died far away from Misiche, at Zaitha (Qalat es Salihiyah) in northern Mesopotamia. Modern scholarship does not unanimously accept this course of the events. One view holds that Gordian died at Zaitha, murdered by his frustrated army, while the role of Philip is unknown. Other scholars have concluded that Gordian died in battle against the Sassanids.
Philip transferred the body of the deceased emperor to Rome and arranged for his deification. Gordian's youth and good nature, along with the deaths of his grandfather and uncle and his own tragic fate at the hands of the enemy, earned him the lasting esteem of the Romans.
Yurii PNov 03, 2018
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sidonbmc2620 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: (…) →SIDO, Cadmus or Phoenix standing right about to throw lance at lion below.
25 mm, 10.00 gms

BMC 262
Charles MNov 03, 2018
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sidonbmc2330 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAESAR MAV ANTONINVS AVG], laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: A P →SIDCO/METRO, Europa riding bull right, cloak billowing out above her.
26 mm, 6.20 gms

BMC 233
Charles MNov 02, 2018
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sidonbmc2421 viewsElagabalus
Sidon, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAESAR MAV ANTO]NINVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: [COL] AVR PIA METRO SID, Astarte standing facing, with foot on prow, holding stylis and being crowned by Nike on column; to lower left, Marsyas standing right.
29 mm, 19.62 gms

BMC 242
Charles MNov 02, 2018
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EB0972 Maurice Tiberius / Large I0 viewsEB0972 Maurice Tiberius / Large I
Maurice Tiberius, 582-602, 12 Nummi, Alexandria.
Obverse: [], pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large I-cross-B, mintmark AΛEZ.
References: SB 545.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 4.202g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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aradosbmc3840 viewsElagabalus
Arados, Phoenicia

Obv: [AVT K M AVΡ ANTΩNINOC], laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: [ARADIWN → E ZOY (Z is backwards), Cypress tree, between bull standing right and lion standing left, standard behind each, crescent above lion’s head.
25 mm, 12.05 gms

BMC 384 (Note: Serrated in ancient times. This was likely done for purely decorative reasons for a coin that was no longer legal currency. One theory is that it was done to be used as a playing token.)
Charles MNov 02, 2018
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586c Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-21 AD Moneta3 viewsReference.
RIC 586 var C. 974; BMC 1196; Banti 549; Strack 677

Obv. IMP. CAESAR. TRAIANVS. HADRIANVS. AVG. P. M. TR. P. COS. III.
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right

Rev. MONETA AVGVSTI S C
Moneta, draped, standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopiae in left

28.03 gr
32 mm
6h
okidokiNov 02, 2018
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EB0971 Maurice Tiberius / Large K0 viewsMaurice Tiberius, 582-602 AD, AE Half-Follis. Constantinople.
Obverse: [DN MAVR TIBER PP AV or similar], helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield.
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year X to right, officina letter Γ below.
References: SB 497, BMC 71. (1,491 known combinations.)
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 5.322g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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aradosbmc383_20 viewsElagabalus
Arados, Phoenicia

Obv: AVT K M AVΡ [ANTΩNINOC], laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: ARAD[IWN → E ZOY (Z is backwards)], Cypress tree, between bull standing right and lion standing left, standard behind each, star above lion’s head.
25 mm, 12.78 gms

BMC 383
Charles MNov 02, 2018
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aradosbmc3831 viewsElagabalus
Arados, Phoenicia

Obv: AVT K M [AVΡ ANTΩNI]NOC, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: [ARADIWN] → E ZOY (Z is backwards), Cypress tree, between bull standing right and lion standing left, standard behind each, star above lion’s head.
26 mm, 12.53 gms

BMC 383
Charles MNov 02, 2018
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EB0970 Maurice Tiberius / Large K0 viewsMaurice Tiberius, 582-602 AD, AE Half-Follis. Constantinople.
Obverse: [DN MAVR TIBER PP AV or similar], helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield.
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to left, chi-rho above, regnal year XX to right, officina letter A below.
References: SB 497, BMC 71. (1,491 known combinations.)
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 6.194g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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EB0969 Maurice Tiberius / Large M0 viewsMaurice Tiberius, 582-602 AD, AE Follis. Nicomedia mint.
Obverse: [], helmeted and cuirassed or crowned and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross or chi-rho above, regnal year Stigma to right, officina letter A below; mintmark NIKO.
References: Sear Byz 512, MIB 75D, 76D, 78D var (110 combinations known).
Diameter: 29.5mm, Weight: 11.501g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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EB0968 Maurice Tiberius / Large M0 viewsMaurice Tiberius, 582-602, AE Follis. Antioch as Theopolis, year 3.
Obverse: Garbled legend, crowned and mantled bust facing, trefoil or \\|/ pattern on crown, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year III to right;(no letter below), mintmark THEUP'.
References: SB 532, MIB 95.
Diameter: 29.5mm, Weight: 12.041g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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EB0967 Maurice Tiberius / Large I0 viewsMaurice Tiberius, 582-602, 12 Nummi, Alexandria.
Obverse: DN MAV[RIC PP AV] or blundered legend, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large I-cross-B, mintmark AΛEZ.
References: SB 545.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 4.042g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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EB0966 Maurice Tiberius / Large M0 viewsMaurice Tiberius, 582-602, AE Follis. Antioch as Theopolis, year 3.
Obverse: PTINOC ~ ~ [TIANTAP]PIV, crowned and mantled bust facing, trefoil or \\|/ pattern on crown, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year III to right;(no letter below), mintmark THEUP'.
References: SB 532, MIB 95.
Diameter: 32.5mm, Weight: 12.33g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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EB0965 Maurice Tiberius / Large M0 viewsMaurice Tiberius, 582-602, AE Follis of Antioch as Theopolis, year 14.
Obverse: DN MAV G I CN P AVG, crowned and mantled bust facing, trefoil or \\|/ pattern on crown, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year XIIII to right, officina letter Γ below, mintmark THEUP'.
References: SB 533, MIB 96A, 96C.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 12.045g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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Otacilia Severa Sestertius2 viewsOtacilia Sestertius
MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Duademed and draped bust of Otacilia right, / CONCORDIA AVGG SC, Concordia seated l. holding patera and double cornucopiae

RIC 119a, RSC 8
TanitNov 02, 2018
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Orbiana Sestertius3 viewsOrbiana Sestertius
SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diad. and dr. bust r. / CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM SC, Alexander r. and Orbiana l. stg. facing each other, clasping r. hands.

RIC 657, c. 6 , BMCRE 299
TanitNov 02, 2018
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Balbinus Sestertius2 viewsBalbinus Æ Sestertius.

IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right / PM TRP COS II PP, Balbinus standing left with branch & scepter.

RIC 16, Cohen 21, BMC 28
TanitNov 02, 2018
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Balbinus Sestertius2 viewsBalbinus Æ Sestertius

IMP CAES D CAE L BALBINVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM SC, Liberalitas stg. l. holding abacus and cornucopiae

RIC 15, C 11, BMCRE 2
TanitNov 02, 2018
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Balbinus Sestertius1 viewsBalbinus Æ Sestertius,

IMP CAES D CAE L BALBINVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / PROVIDENTIA DEORVM, Providentia standing left with cornucopia & wand pointed at globe at feet.

RIC 19, Cohen 24, BMC 34
TanitNov 02, 2018
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EB0964 Tiberius II / Large M1 viewsTiberius II 578-582, AE Follis, Nicomedia.
Obverse: DM TIb CONSTANT PP AVG, crowned, mantled bust facing, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO left, cross above, regnal year Stigma I / officina I to right, mintmark NIKOA.
References: SB 441, MIB 35.
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 10.572g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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EB0963 Justin II Monogram / Large epsilon1 viewsJustin II, AE Pentanummium Nikomedia.
Obverse: Justin II monogram (Sear type 8).
Reverse: Large epsilon, N to right.
References: SB 371, DOC 116.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 2.571g
EBNov 02, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.38.27 (rev. only)0 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 3.17g, 17.03mm, 0°
obv. AV KAI CE. - .CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. [NIKOP]OLI - T - PROC ICT
Tyche in long garment and wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, looking l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1398 var. (has NIKOPOLIT without break)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.38.27 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.38.24
F+, rev. excentric, dark green patina
JochenNov 02, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.08.21 (rev. only)0 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 17, 2.95g, 16.96mm, 30°
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPO - LITWN PROC ICTRO
Bunch of grapes
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2035 var. (without legend break on rev.)
b) Varbanov 3809 (doesn't mention legend breaks at all)
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.26.8.22 var. (has ICTRW)
obv. e.g. No. 8.26.8.16 (same die)
F+, dark green patina
JochenNov 02, 2018
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Larissa, Thessaly6 views356-342 B.C.
Silver Drachm
5.66 gm, 19.9 mm
Obv.: Head of nymph Larissa three-quarter facing slightly left,
wearing ampyx, pendant earring, and simple necklace
Rev.: Horse crouching right, left foreleg bent and raised, preparing to roll onto the ground, plant below, ΛAPIΣ above, AIΩN below in exergue
BCD Thessaly I 1156, 1157 (same obverse die);
BCD Thessaly II 312-320, 322-323;
HGC 4 454; Sear 2120/1; BMC 7, 57-61

ex Forvm; ex BCD Collection with his tag noting, "T/ne Oct. 1985, 12000 drs.
JaimelaiNov 02, 2018
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Barbarous Hadrian Denarius Pax standing5 viewsObv. IMP CAESAR
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev. COS III
Pax standing left, holding branch in right hand and cornucopiae in left

2.80 gr
16 mm
okidokiNov 02, 2018
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EB0962 Justin II Monogram / Large epsilon0 viewsJustin II, AE Pentanummium Nikomedia.
Obverse: Justin II monogram (Sear type 8).
Reverse: Large epsilon, N to right.
References: SB 371, DOC 116.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 2.548g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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EB0961 Justin II Monogram / Large epsilon0 viewsJustin II, AE Pentanummium, Constantinople mint 569-570 AD .
Obverse: Justin II monogram (Sear type 8).
Reverse: Large epsilon, officina letter B to right. No mintmark.
References: SB 363, DOC 60.
Diameter: 12.5mm, Weight: 0.759g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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EB0960 Justin II Monogram / Large epsilon2 viewsJustin II, AE Decanummium, Constantinople mint 569-570 AD .
Obverse: Justin II monogram (Sear type 8).
Reverse: Large epsilon, officina letter B to right. No mintmark.
References: SB 363, DOC 60.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.193g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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bmcx1 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate draped cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Tetrastyle temple containing baitylos in center and two cult statues on both sides within the intercolumniation; stairs leading to the baitylos in center.
25 mm, 8.13 gms


BMC---, SNG Cop---, Numismatik Naumann Auction 23, lot 633
Charles MNov 02, 2018
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bmc2202 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR [ANTONINVS AVG], Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COLIVL AVGFEL→BER, 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.
24 mm, 8.80 gms

BMC 220
Charles MNov 02, 2018
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EB0959 Justin II & Sophia / Large M1 viewsJustin II & Sophia, AE Follis, Cyzicus mint. Year 10 = 574-575 AD.
Obverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG, Justin on left, Sophia on right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre topped with cross, with cross between their heads..
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, officina letter A below, regnal year X to right, mintmark KYZ.
References: SB 372, MIB 50.
Diameter: 30.5mm, Weight: 12.903g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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bmc2241 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: [IMP CAES M AVR] ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL IVL [AV GFEL]→BER, Temple with six 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.
24 mm, 10.30 gms


BMC 224
Charles MNov 02, 2018
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EB0958 Justin II & Sophia / Large M0 viewsJustin II & Sophia, AE Half Follis, Nicomedia mint. Year 10 = 574-575 AD.
Obverse: D N IVSTINVS P P AVG, Justin on left, Sophia on right, seated facing on double-throne, both nimbate, Justin holding cross on globe, Sophia holding sceptre.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year X to right, officina letter O below, mintmark NIKO.
References: SB 369, MIB 46 a,b.
Diameter: 31mm, Weight: 12.74g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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bmc1992 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right, countermark.
Rev: COLIV L [A VGFEL]→BER, tetrastyle temple surmounted by statue of figure riding panther to right, Maryas under central arch.
25 mm, 11.26 gms


BMC 199, SNG Cop 116
Charles MNov 02, 2018
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bmc175_21 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COLI VL A VGFEL→BER, Temple of Astarte with Astarte standing facing, left foot on prow of galley right, holding trident and resting hand on raised knee; to right, Nike standing left on cippus; all within tetrastyle temple with annulet in pediment, akroteria on roof; below, two genii on dolphins facing central stairway.
28 mm, 15.04 gms


BMC 175, SNG Cop 114
Charles MNov 02, 2018
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bmc1921 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COLIV L A VGFEL→BER, tetrastyle temple surmounted by statue of figure riding panther to right, Maryas under central arch.
31 mm, 15.66 gms


BMC 192, SNG Cop 116
Charles MNov 02, 2018
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EB0956 Justinian I / Large Epsilon3 viewsJustinian I, 527-565, AE Pentanummium, Antioch.
Obverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large epsilon with + at centre, V over O to right.
References: SB 243, DOC 270.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 2.196g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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EB0955 Justinian I / Large K0 viewsJustinian I, 527-565, AE Half-Follis, Thessalonica.
Obverse: [DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG], helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield; cross in right field.
Reverse: Large K, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right, mintmark TES.
References: SB 174, MIB 180.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 5.664g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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EB0954 Justinian I / Large M0 viewsJustinian I, 527-565, AE Follis, Nicomedia, Year 30 = 556-557 AD.
Obverse: [DN IVSTINI]ANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield with horseman motif, cross to right.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year XXX to right, officina letter B below, mintmark NIKO.
References: SB 201, MIB I 113a.
Diameter: 32.5mm, Weight: 16.565g.
EBNov 02, 2018
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bmc1751 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate cuirassed bust right.
Rev: [COLIV] LAV GFEL→BER, Temple of Astarte with Astarte standing facing, left foot on prow of galley right, holding trident and resting hand on raised knee; to right, Nike standing left on cippus; all within tetrastyle temple with annulet in pediment, akroteria on roof; below, two genii on dolphins facing central stairway.
31 mm, 18.92 gms


BMC 175, SNG Cop 114
Charles MNov 01, 2018
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IMP•CAESAR•DIVI•F•AVGVSTVS•IMP•XX / •PONTIF•MAXIM•TRIBVN•POT•XXXIIII / Ӕ As (10-12 A.D.)2 viewsIMP • CAESAR • DIVI • F • AVGVSTVS • IMP • XX, bare head left / • PONTIF • MAXIM • TRIBVN • POT • XXXIIII, huge letters SC, no field or mint marks.

Ӕ, 26-27mm, 5.77g, die axis 5h (slightly turned coin alignment), material: supposed to be pure red copper.

IMPerator (originally meant "supreme commander", Augustus started to use it as a title)
CAESAR (Augustus adopted the last name from Julius, this is not a title yet)
DIVI Filius (Son of the divine [Julius], Augustus was thus named, having been adopted by Caesar as his son) AVGVSTVS (following his defeat of Mark Antony and Cleopatra in 31 BC Senate granted Octavian this new name, meaning "majestic")
IMPerator XX (Vicesimum) (i. e. "invested with the twentieth imperial acclaim", second 'imperator' means his military title, a victorious general, the number refers to important victories when the title was renewed) PONTIFex MAXIMus (the high priest, starting with Augustus the emperor was always the head of state religion)
TRIBVNitia POTestas (Tribunal power, the function of the tribune of the people, originally an important republican official, was "hijacked" by Augustus when he was building the imperial structure of power and subsequently became another emperor's title, renewed every year and thus very useful for dating coins)
XXXIIII (Augustus got his tribunal power for life in 23 BC, during the Second Settlement with the Senate, so the 34th tribunal year of Augustus gives us 11 AD as the year of issue of the coin, ±1 since the coin could have been minted slightly before or after, and there is alos some uncertainty about when exactly the tribunal year number was increased by)
SC = Senatus Consultum = decree of the senate, i. e. the authority of the Senate approved minting of this coin (necessary to justify issue of copper alloy coins for which the intrinsic value was not obvious)
As or assarius – the lowest-valued Roman coin (in times of Augustus minted of pure red copper).

The size and weight of the coin, large SC and the bare head of the emperor (who actually looks really like a typical official portrait of Augustus) all point towards an early imperial as. Unfortunately due to a very poor condition of the coin all that can be reliably gathered from the legends: IMP… left of the neck, …(DI)VI… top of the head on obverse and …XII… 10-11 o'clock on reverse, perhaps also …PONTI… at 2 o'clock and a few other letters, that get increasingly unreliable. Fortunately to my knowledge this excludes all of the coins except just one as of Augustus: RIC 471, Cohen 226, BMC 275, minted in Rome, with the legends as given above and very common. The closest other coin fitting the general outlook is Ӕ as of Tiberius (RIC 44, Cohen 25, BMC 91), but for it the obverse legend starts with TI and DIVI never gets close to 12 o'clock. And the face of Tiberius typically looks noticeably different.

Still, I will be very grateful if anybody looking at this coin points out any other possibilities for identification.

No biographical info here, since Augustus (reign 27 BC - 14 AD) is too well known.
Yurii PNov 01, 2018
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EB0953 Justinian I / Large M0 viewsJustinian I, 527-565, AE Follis, Constantinople, Year 12 = 538-539 AD.
Obverse: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and shield with horseman motif, cross to right.
Reverse: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year XII to right, B below, mintmark CON.
References: SB 163, DOC 37-61 (132 known combinations).
Diameter: 39.5mm, Weight: 22.51g.
EBNov 01, 2018
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EB0952 Justin I / Large M0 viewsJustin I 518-527, AE Follis, Constantinople.
Obverse: DVNVSTINVS (Blundered legend should read DN IVSTINVS) PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large M, star left, cross above, star right, officina letter below, mintmark CON.
References: SB 62, DOC 8.
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 10.114g.
EBNov 01, 2018
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EB0951 Anastasius I / Large M0 viewsAnastasius I, 491-518, AE Reduced Follis, Constantinople circa 498-507 AD.
Obverse: DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, B? below; Mintmark CON.
References: SB 16, DOC 20a.
Diameter: 24mm, Weight: 8.235g.
EBNov 01, 2018
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EB0950 Anastasius I / Large M1 viewsAnastasius I, 491-518, AE Reduced Follis, Constantinople circa 498-507 AD.
Obverse: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LARGE M, Cross above, CON below
References: SB 14; DOC I 16; Metcalf, Origins, 208; MIB I 22.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 7.784g.
EBNov 01, 2018
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EB0949 Anastasius I / Large M1 viewsAnastasius I 491-518, AE Follis of Constantinople, 512-517 AD.
Obverse: [DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG], pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter E below, mintmark CON.
References: SB 19; DOC I 23i; MIB I 27.
Diameter: 34.5mm, Weight: 16.384g.
EBNov 01, 2018
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Diocletian - Constantine1 viewsCleaned - obverseRobert MerzNov 01, 2018
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Volusian - Felicitas 251-2530 viewsRobert MerzNov 01, 2018
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EB0948 Anastasius I / Large M0 viewsAnastasius I 491-518, AE Follis of Constantinople, 512-517 AD.
Obverse: DN ANASTASIVS P P AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Large M, star to left, cross above, star to right, officina letter A below, mintmark CON.
References: SB 19; DOC I 23i; MIB I 27.
Diameter: 35mm, Weight: 17.58g.
EBNov 01, 2018
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bmc1202 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: [AVT] K M AVP ANTΩNIN[OC], Laureate undraped bust right.
Rev: TPI ΠO ΛI 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.
27 mm, 10.39 gms


BMC 120
1 commentsCharles MNov 01, 2018
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bmc1240 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate undraped bust right.
Rev: TPI ΠO ΛI 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.
26 mm, 13.70 gms


BMC 124
Charles MNov 01, 2018
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bmc1271 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rev: [TPIΠO] 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, 8.52 gms


BMC 127
Charles MNov 01, 2018
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bmc1180 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: Laureate cuirassed bust right wearing paludamentum.
Rev: [TPIΠO Λ I TωN] →AΛΦ, 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.
27mm, 13.95 gms


BMC 118
Charles MNov 01, 2018
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BCC G266 viewsRoman Gem Stone
Intaglio 1st-2nd cent.CE
Caesarea Maritima
Capricorn to left.
Carnelian, with iron oxide deposits.
Profile type:F1. Flat on top and bottom.
Gem size: 8.25x5.5x3mm. 0.2gm.
cf. Anit Hamburger, "Gems from
Caesarea Maritima", Atiqot English
Series, Vol. VIII, 1968, #132.
cf. Amorai-Stark, Hershkovitz, “Gemstones,
Finger Rings, and Seal Boxes from
Caesarea Maritima, The Hendler Collection”,
#155 and 156, Tel Aviv 2016.
1 commentsv-dromeNov 01, 2018
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Commemorative2 viewsCommemorative
14 mm 1.22 gm
O: Helmeted and draped bust of Roma right
R: Emperor standing left, wearing military attire, holding spear and shield; P R across field
KoffyOct 31, 2018
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, NUMERIAN as Augustus. Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria. Struck A.D.2843 viewsObverse: A K M A NOVMEPIANOC CEB. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Numerian facing right.
Reverse: ETOYC Γ (= regnal year 3 = A.D.284). Eirene standing facing left, raising her right hand and holding transverse sceptre in her left.
Curtis : 1947 | Emmett : 4020 | Milne : 4735 | Dattari : 5609 | Geissen : 3198 | BMC : 2466.
Weight : 8.03gms. Diameter : 19.7mm.
Purchased from FORVM
*AlexOct 31, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.09.183 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 2.99g, 17.18mm, 0°
obv. AV L C - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKO - PO - L - I PROC
Nike, winged, advancing l., holding in l. arm palm branch and in extended r. hand
wreath
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1369 (for the type only)
b) Varbanov 2239
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.9.18
F+, brown patina
JochenOct 31, 2018
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bmc1111 viewsElagabalus
Tripolis, Phoenicia

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTωNINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right wearing paludamentum.
Rev: TPIΠO Λ I TωN →AΛΦ, 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.
27mm, 14.77 gms


BMC 111
Charles MOct 31, 2018
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"C" Denarius, Crawford 107/1a - My favorite Coin3 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 209-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Above, “C”; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Etruia(?)
Weight: 4.44 gm.
Reference: Crawford 107/1a
Provenance: NAC 61; 25-OCT-2011, Privately purchased by RBW from CNG in 1989


Comments: This is one of my favorite coins. It is not high grade, neither the obverse nor the reverse is well centered. The dioscuri are really just blobs, and this coin would be overlooked in any sale but the NAC 61 sale of RBW’s finest and rarest coins, perhaps the greatest Roman Republican auction of our generation. Nevertheless, the coin has a lovely tone and a style that is very characteristic of this issue which is quite rare.

Unique to this variety and the related staff issue, are the braided locks extending from the helmet to the hair binding. The stars are simple dots above the dioscuri, and ROMA is cut into the die with very large letters with a very fine line tool. There has been much speculation on the significance of the “C” insignia, but few with any real merit.
1 commentsSteve B5Oct 31, 2018
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emmett2916.51 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNIN(…), laureate head right.
Rev: L-E, Athena standing left, holding Nike and spear, shield on ground beside her.
22 mm, 10.26 gms

Emmett 2916.5
Charles MOct 31, 2018
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emmett2952.31 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: L-Γ, bust of Serapis right.
23 mm, 13.11 gms

Emmett 2952.3
Charles MOct 31, 2018
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emmett2919.21 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: L-B, Dikaiosyne standing left holding cornucopia in left arm and scales in right hand.
22 mm, 12.97 gms

Emmett 2919.2
Charles MOct 31, 2018
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emmett2919.41 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: L-Δ, Dikaiosyne standing left holding cornucopia in left arm and scales in right hand.
21 mm, 11.09 gms

Emmett 2919.4
Charles MOct 31, 2018
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emmett2934.50 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNIN(…), laureate head right.
Rev: L-E, Hermanubis radiate, bust right, upright caduceus and palm frond before.
21 mm, 12.05 gms

Emmett 2934.5
Charles MOct 31, 2018
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emmett2920.30 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC EV CEB, laureate head right.
Rev: L-Γ, eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak.
22 mm, 12.01 gms

Emmett 2920.3
Charles MOct 30, 2018
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Shams al-Din Iltutmish2 viewsDelhi - Billon Jital

1210 - 1235 CE

Obverse: Horseman right. Nagari legend around, Sri Hamirah above.

Reverse: Recumbent bull left. Nagari legend around: Suritana sri samasadina
Pericles J2Oct 30, 2018
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emmett2948.42 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC, laureate head right.
Rev: L-Δ, Nilus seated left on rocks holding reed and cornucopia.
24 mm, 12.97 gms

Emmett 2948.4
1 commentsCharles MOct 30, 2018
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emmett2914.52 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC EV CEB, laureate head right.
Rev: L-Ε, helmeted bust of Athena right wearing aegis.
21 mm, 9.20 gms

Emmett 2914.5
Charles MOct 30, 2018
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emmett2953.40 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC EV CEB, laureate head right.
Rev: L-B, Serapis seated left, holding sceptre in left hand, right hand extended over head of Kerberos seated at foot left.
24 mm, 13.04 gms

Emmett 2953.4
Charles MOct 30, 2018
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emmett2952.20 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC EV CEB, laureate head right.
Rev: L-B, bust of Serapis right.
22 mm, 12.60 gms

Emmett 2952.2
Charles MOct 30, 2018
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emmett2937.40 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC EV CEB, laureate head right.
Rev: L-Δ, Concordia standing left holding double cornucopia in left arm, right hand raised.
24 mm, 14.2 gms

Emmett 2937.4
Charles MOct 30, 2018
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emmett2917.21 viewsElagabalus
Alexandria, Egypt

Obv: A KAICAP MA AVP ANTWNINOC EV CEB, laureate head right.
Rev: L-B, Athena seated left, holding Nike and spear, shield on ground beside her.
22 mm, 12.40 gms

Emmett 2917.2
Charles MOct 30, 2018
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Struck 1205 - 1216, John (1199 – 1216), AR Penny minted at Winchester, England7 viewsObverse: HENRICVS REX around central circle enclosing a crowned, draped and bearded facing bust of the king holding a sceptre tipped with a cross pommee in his right hand, bust extending to edge of flan.
Reverse: +ANDREV•ON•WI around voided short cross within circle, crosslets in each quarter. Moneyer, Andrew.
Diameter: 19mm | Weight: 1.2gms | Die Axis: 4
Class 5b
SPINK: 1351

The class four type short cross pennies of Henry II continued to be struck during the early years of John's reign, but in 1205 a recoinage was begun and new short cross pennies of better style replaced the older issues. Sixteen mints were initially employed for this recoinage but they were reduced to ten later on. All John's coins continued to bear his father's (Henry II) title of henricvs rex.

John was King of England from 1199 until his death in 1216. The baronial revolt at the end of John's reign led to the sealing of the first Magna Carta, a document sometimes considered an early step in the evolution of the constitution of the United Kingdom.
John, the youngest of the five sons of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, was not expected to inherit significant lands which resulted in him being given the nickname John Lackland. However, after the failed rebellion of his elder brothers between 1173 and 1174, John became Henry's favourite child. He was appointed Lord of Ireland in 1177 and given lands in England and on the continent. John's elder brothers William, Henry and Geoffrey died young and when Richard I became king in 1189, John was the potential heir to the throne. John unsuccessfully attempted a rebellion against Richard's administration whilst his brother was participating in the Third Crusade but despite this, after Richard died in 1199, John was proclaimed King of England.
Contemporary chroniclers were mostly critical of John's performance as king, and his reign has been the subject of much debate by historians from the 16th century onwards. These negative qualities have provided extensive material for fiction writers since the Victorian era, and even today John remains a recurring character within popular culture, primarily as a villain in films and stories regarding the Robin Hood legends.
2 comments*AlexOct 30, 2018
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KINGS of MACEDON. Demetrios I Poliorketes. 306-283 BC. AR Tetradrachm4 views27mm, 17.19 g, 5h
In the name and types of Alexander III. Amphipolis mint. Struck circa 294-290 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, thunderbolt above Z; dolphin below throne.
Newell –; Price 501; Ehrhardt 55; HGC 3, 1009 var. (unlisted mint). VF, toned, a couple tiny metal flaws on obverse.
1 commentsLeoOct 30, 2018
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio III Denarius3 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG III. Legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.19g, 17mm
RSC 27
1 commentsLegatusOct 30, 2018
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio XII Denarius0 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG XII. Legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.19g, 17mm
Crawford 544/30; RSC I 47; CRI 371
LegatusOct 30, 2018
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MARCUS ANTONIUS AR Legio VII Denarius1 viewsOBVERSE: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley, thyrsos behind prow
REVERSE: LEG VII, legionary eagle between two standards
Patrae 32-31 BC
3.8g, 17mm
Cr544/20, Syd 1224
LegatusOct 30, 2018
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Vespasian-RIC-155649 viewsAR Denarius, 3.42g
Antioch mint, 72-73 AD
RIC 1556 (R3). BMC - . RSC - . RPC - .
Obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: VESTA; Vesta stg. l., with simpulum and sceptre
Ex Numismatic Naumann 70, 7 October 2018, lot 411.

Second known example of the Antioch RIC group 5 Vesta. A double die match with the other published specimen, CNG 61, 25 September 2002, lot 1689, and an obverse die match with the extremely rare AVGVR TRI POT and VICTORIA AVGVSTI types from the same issue. All of these copy common contemporaneous reverse types from Rome.

Slightly off centre in good Antiochene style.
5 commentsDavid AthertonOct 30, 2018
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EB0947 Leo I / Monogram1 viewsLeo I, 457-474 AD, AE 10 of Constantinople.
Obverse: [DN LEO] PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Monogram of Leo; Mintmark CON off flan.
References: Cf. RIC X 683 ff.
Diameter: 10.5mm, Weight: 1.217g.
EBOct 30, 2018
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bmc76var0 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rev: εCCA (…) , turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right.
16 mm, 2.30 gms

BMC 76 variant (bust type and orientation)
Charles MOct 30, 2018
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bmc751 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate head right.
Rev: Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
18 mm, 2.60 gms

BMC 75
Charles MOct 30, 2018
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bmc75var30 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AVT KM(…) PεΔεCC, radiate head right.
Rev: KOΛ εΔεCC, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
17 mm, 2.81 gms

BMC 75 variant (bust type), SNG Cop 214 variant (bust type)
Charles MOct 30, 2018
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bmc75var20 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: Radiate head right.
Rev: ΔεCC, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
18 mm, 3.10 gms

BMC 75 variant (bust type), SNG Cop 214 variant (bust type)
Charles MOct 30, 2018
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bmc761 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: Laureate bust left wearing paludamentum and cuirass.
Rev: εΔεCC (…) , turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right.
19 mm, 3.46 gms

BMC 76
Charles MOct 30, 2018
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bmc75var1 viewsElagabalus
Edessa, Mesopotamia

Obv: AV MA(…), radiate head right.
Rev: KOΛ εΔεCC, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche left.
19 mm, 4.57 gms

BMC 75 variant (bust type), SNG Cop 214 variant (bust type)
Charles MOct 30, 2018
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Staff (later), Denarius, Crawford 106/3b1 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with splayed visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; below, ; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Etruria(?)
Weight: 3.73 gm.
Reference: Crawford 106/3b
Provenance: Amphora/David Hendin Auction 5-Feb-2015. Ex. RBW, purchased from Hirsch 179, 9/21/1993 for $217.


Comments:
There is a significant flan chip from 9-11:30 obverse, but this does not obscure the motif, and other than the dotted border, the coin is relatively complete. RBW attributed this as 106/3c with large head and short hair, but this is clearly the style of Crawford’s plate XX.13 with long hair below neck flap.
Steve B5Oct 30, 2018
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Parthia - Mithradates II (123-88 BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AE16; Weight: 2.29 grams; Denomination: Chalkous; Mint: Susa; Date: 123-88 BCE; Obverse: King sports long beard and wears tiara (with earflap)with 2(?) rows of pellets around 8(?)-pointed star along with diadem containing two flowing ribbons. King has earring and wears torque around neck. Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΜΕΓΑΛΟΥ ΑΡΣΑΚΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ (Great King of Kings Arsaces God Manifest), Nike standing r., holding wreath and palm branch. Reference: Sellwood #28.21(?).museumguyOct 30, 2018
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Persis - Second Unknown King (1st c. AD)1 viewsMetal/Size: AR13; Weight: 1.285 grams; Denomination: Hemidrachm; Mint: Persepolis; Date: 1st c. AD; Obverse: Bearded bust left, wearing diadem with two-loop tie and Parthian-style tiara with three rows of pellets enclosing pellet above crescent. Type with three rows of pellets not identified by Tyler Smith, only 1 or 2 rows. Also, no triskeles which Tyler Smith also identifies with this type. Reverse: Diadem, formally presented with two ties laid across center. References: Alram IP #619 (none w/3 rows of pellets); Tyler-Smith, type 1, #210 ff, var.; Sunrise #646v, BMC Arabia, #238, 18 var.museumguyOct 30, 2018
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Persis - Artaxerxes II (Ardaxsir) (1st c. BCE)0 viewsMetal/Size: AR17; Weight: 2.03 grams; Denomination: Hemidrachm; Mint: Persepolis; Date: 1st c. BCE-1st c. BCE; Obverse: Diademed with two ribbons and a mural crown with three towers facing left; beads surround. King wears short beard, hair lays in three rows and he wears a torque with three segments around neck. Symbol to king's right behind head. Reverse: Artaxerxes stands left, holding scepter and sacrificing before lite fire altar to left - blundered Aramaic inscription reads either something like {'r}th{str} MLK' {BRH d'ryw} MLK' or 'rah{str} MLK' BRH {d}'rm{w MLK'} meaning King Ardaxsir son of King Darev (Dareios). References: Alram #571-574; Tyler-Smith #68-9 or 62; Sunrise #599 or 600.museumguyOct 30, 2018
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Vitellius: 69 AD 3 viewsAE As
Spanish (Tarraco?) mint
Struck 69 AD (Jan - June) "The Year of the Four Emperors"
Obv. - Laureate head left, globe at point of neck; A.VITELLIVS.IMP.GERMAN.
Rev. - Victory advancing left, holding shield inscribed SP/QR in two lines; VICTORIA / AVGVSTI / S-C either side
27 mm, 7.90 grams
1 commentscmcdon0923Oct 29, 2018
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3159 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian 124 AD Helios on Mt Argaeus9 viewsReference.
Cohen -, cf. 457 (laureate and without aegis). Henseler -, cf. X29a var. (without aegis). RIC -. RPC III -, cf. 3158-9 (differing bust types). Sydenham -, cf. 290a (laureate and without aegis). An unpublished variety of a very rare type.

Bronze with latin legends and Mount Argaeus as reverse design

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Radiate head of Hadrian to right, with aegis on his left shoulder.

Rev. COS III
Mount Argaeus surmounted by statue of Sol-Helios, radiate, holding globe in his right hand and long scepter with his left.

4.81 gr
19 mm
6h

Note.
From the Collection of Sir A. J. Evans, Ars Classica XVII, 3 October 1934, 1400.

While usually being attributed to Caesarea, the style of the very rare small bronzes of Hadrian with Latin legends showing the Mount Argaios is clearly that of Rome. It is generally believed that the Rome mint shipped its dies to the East in such cases to have the coins struck on the spot, but the fact that RPC records an obverse die match between an Argaios-semis and a regular Rome mint piece in Vienna with a modius on the reverse (RPC III 3159.3 resp. BMC p. 442*) strongly indicates that all semisses were struck in Rome. The emergence of a local motive on a Roman Imperial coin is, in any case, very unusual and the coins may have been struck to commemorate Hadrian's visit to Cappadocia in 124 or 130/1.
1 commentsokidokiOct 29, 2018
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EB0946 Theodosius II / Monogram4 viewsTheodosius II 402-450 AD, AE 4, Constantinople mint, Struck AD 445-450.
Obverse: D N THEODO_SIVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Monogram of Theodosius in wreath, CON below.
References: LRBC 2245.
Diameter: 13.5mm, Weight: 1.131g.
1 commentsEBOct 29, 2018
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 21.2-1-1, Unidentified King, anchor1 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Unidentified King
uncertain date
Æ Drachm
Obv.: Bust facing left
Rev.: anchor with one crossbar
Æ, 1.48g, 10.6 mm
Ref.: Van´t Haaff Type 21.1, Subtype 1-1
shanxiOct 29, 2018
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ABVNTIANTIA AVG (SIC!) 1 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: ABVNTIANTIA AVG (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//IIII
WEIGHT 4.37/ AXIS 7h / WIDTH: 22-22,5mm
RIC: 17 var. (unlisted with this erroneous reverse legend)
BASTIEN: 195 var. (unlisted with this erroneous reverse legend)
COLLECTION NO: 1276

Erroneous reverse legend: ABVNTIANTIA AVG instead of ABVNDANTIA AVG

Ex Ph. Gysen collection
Barnaba6Oct 29, 2018
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BONO IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG (SIC!)3 views OBVERSE: BONO IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//KAB
WEIGHT 4.54g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH 22,5-23,5 mm
RIC 868 var. (unlisted with this obverse legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1338

Extremely rare and erroneous obverse legend (should be BONO ... PROBO and not PROBVS)

ONLY 2ND Specimen known to me (the other being CNG 225/553 (P.ZANCHI)); see also: P. Zanchi, Quelques nouveaux antoniniens de Serdica, Schweizer Münzblätter 30 (1980), 95-100, Fig. 8.)


Ex Ph. Gysen collection = Ex Heidelberger Münzhandlung H. Grün, Auktion 20 (1997), ex Lot 1130
Barnaba6Oct 29, 2018
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IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG (SIC!) UNIQUE ! 1 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: CLEMENTIA TEMP
BUST TYPE: A2 = Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right, seen from back
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: B//XXI
WEIGHT 3.60g
RIC 921 VAR. (unlisted with IMP C M AVR P PROBVS AVG obverse legend)
COLLECTION NO. 1219

NOTE: unpublished and atypical obverse legend - most likely an engraver's error. This is the only example of this legend known to me. Probably unique !
Barnaba6Oct 29, 2018
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POBVS INSTEAD OF PROBVS !!!4 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR POBVS P F AVG (sic!)
REVERSE: SOLI INVICTO
BUST TYPE: H2 = Radiate bust left in imperial mantle (toga picta and tunica palmata), holding eagle-tipped sceptre (scipio)
MINT: Serdica
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: -/-//A
WEIGHT 3.75g / DIAMETER: 22 mm
RIC 861 var. (unlisted with A only in exergue)
COLLECTION NO. 1351

Note: A coin with a spectacular error in the obverse legend: POBVS (instead of PROBVS). Not only is this the only example of this specific type known to me, but it is - to my knowledge - the only example of such an error in Emperor's name in the whole coinage of Probus.

The coin is part of the very rare and brief A-Delta (without the KA mintmark) first phase of Serdica's 3rd emmission unlisted by RIC as well as by Pink. Although the exergue is barely legible, under a magnifying glass I see an "A" there rather than a Delta. Nevertheless I will have the coin cleaned which hopefully will make the exergue more legible.

Unique and of the highest numismatic interest. The coin joins another interesting unicum with an erroneous obverse legend in my collection: PRBVS instead of PROBVS - see my coin no. 21 from Siscia.
Barnaba6Oct 29, 2018
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IMP PRBVS P F AVG (SIC!) UNICUM 2 views OBVERSE: IMP PRBVS P F AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: SPES AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIVI
WEIGHT 3.60g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH 21-22mm
RIC 788 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH ERRONEOUS LEGEND)
ALFOLDI 084/- (UNLISTED WITH ERRONEOUS LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 21
UNICUM
EX LANZ 153 lot 568
NOTE: Not only is this coin unique but it apparently is the only known example in Probus' coinage of a coin with an error in the very name of the emperor!
Barnaba6Oct 29, 2018
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VIRTVS PROBI AG (SIC!) 3 views OBVERSE: VIRTVS PROBI AG (SIC!)
REVERSE: SALVS AVG
BUST TYPE: E1 = radiate, cuirassed and helmeted bust left, holding spear and shield
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: V/*//TXXI
WEIGHT 3.40g / WIDTH 21 mm
RIC: 500 var.
COLLECTION NO. 1353
NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF THE CODED EQVITI SERIES (LETTER "V", i.e. third letter in the EQVITI word).

Very interesting, erroneous obverse legend: Virtvs Probi AG insted of Virtvs Probi AVG(vsti) !

ONLY 2nd KNOWN SPECIMEN TO ME (THE OTHER BEING IN C.OLIVA COLLECTION - SEE CON NO. 317 ON PROBUSCOINS.FR; same obverse die as on my example)
Barnaba6Oct 29, 2018
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IMP PR•BVS AVG (SIC!)2 views OBVERSE: IMP PR•BVS AVG (SIC!)
REVERSE: VICTORIA AVG
BUST TYPE: E1
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//R≤≥ζ
WEIGHT 4.34g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 22-24mm
RIC: 214 VAR.
J.GUILLEMAIN, MPR 477 VAR. (UNLISTED WITH IMP PR•BVS AVG LEGEND)
COLLECTION NO. 779
APPARENTLY UNIQUE
Barnaba6Oct 29, 2018
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ORIES AVG3 views OBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: ORIES AVG
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.52g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 22-23mm
RIC: 44
BASTIEN: 164 (48 EX.)
COLLECTION NO: 193
NOTE: ERRONEOUS REVERSE LEGEND: ORIES AVG INSTEAD OF ORIENS AVG
Barnaba6Oct 29, 2018
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TEMPR FELICI2 views OBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: TEMPR FELICI (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: B
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.28g / AXIS: 6h / WIDTH: 20-22mm
RIC: 104 VAR.
BASTIEN 269 (59 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 797
Barnaba6Oct 29, 2018
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COMITI PORBI AVG2 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C PROBVS•P•F•AVG
REVERSE: COMITI PORBI AVG (SIC!)
BUST TYPE: B = Radiate, cuirassed bust right
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//I
WEIGHT 3.64 g / AXIS 12h / WIDTH: 21-22mm
RIC: 69
BASTIEN: 315
COLLECTION NO: 1261

Ex S. Luethi collection

Note: interesting spelling error in reverse legend: COMITI PORBI AVG (instead of COMITI PROBI AVG). Very rare and desirable !!!
Barnaba6Oct 29, 2018
Maria,_H-565,_C2-113,_U-441,_mARIE_D_R_VnGARIE,_S_LADIS_LAVS_R,_A,_1382_AD,_Q-001,_7h,_14,5-15mm,_0,48g-s.jpg
030 Mária, (Maria of Anjou, Angevin)., Queen of Hungary, (1382-1387(1395) A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-565., S LADIS LAVS R, Saint Ladislas standing facing, Rare!, #164 views030 Mária, (Maria of Anjou, Angevin)., Queen of Hungary, (1382-1387(1395) A.D.) AR-Denarius, H-565., S LADIS LAVS R, Saint Ladislas standing facing, Rare!, #1
avers: ✠ mARIЄ•D•R VnGARIЄ, Anjou-Hungarian shield in a circle of dots, the lily on each side and above, the border of dots.
reverse: S LADIS LAVS R, Saint Ladislas standing facing, holding halberd and orb, mint-mark on the right side, the border of dots.
exergue, mint mark: -/A//--, diameter: 14,5-15,0mm, weight: 0,48g, axis: 7h,
mint: Hungary, Székesfehérvár(by Pohl), date: 1382 A.D. (by Pohl), ref: Huszár-565, CNH-2-113, Unger-441., Pohl-111, Rare!
Q-001
quadransOct 29, 2018
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Egypt, Alexandria, 035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), G-1680, D-2297, AR-Tetradrachm, L-IS/-//--, Nilus reclining left, #145 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), G-1680, D-2297, AR-Tetradrachm, L-IS/-//--, Nilus reclining left, #1
avers: ANTωNINO C CЄB ЄVCЄB, Laureate head right.
reverse: Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornuopiae from which emerges small Genius; small Genius inscribes Nilometer before, crocodile below.
exergue: L-IS/-//--, diameter: 21,5-22,0mm, weight: 14,02g, axis: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: L-IS, Year=16, 152-152 A.D., ref: Geissen-1680, Dattari-2297, Kapmann-Ganschow-35.548-p186,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransOct 28, 2018
035p_Antoninus_Pius_(138-161_A_D_),Egypt,_Alexandria,_AR-Tetradr,_L-IS,_Y-16,_G-1680,_D-2297,_KG-35_548,_152-3_AD_,Q-001,_0h,_21,5-22mm,_14,02g-s.jpg
035p Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, G-1680, D-2297, AR-Tetradrachm, L-IS/-//--, Nilus reclining left, #147 views035p Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, G-1680, D-2297, AR-Tetradrachm, L-IS/-//--, Nilus reclining left, #1
avers: ANTωNINO C CЄB ЄVCЄB, Laureate head right.
reverse: Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornuopiae from which emerges small Genius; small Genius inscribes Nilometer before, crocodile below.
exergue: L-IS/-//--, diameter: 21,5-22,0mm, weight: 14,02g, axis: 0h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: L-IS, Year=16, 152-152 A.D., ref: Geissen-1680, Dattari-2297, Kapmann-Ganschow-35.548-p186,
Q-001
2 commentsquadransOct 28, 2018
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1946A JOHN II METROPOLITIAN TETARTERON S-1946 DOC 13 CLBC 3.4.2 3 viewsOBV Bust of Virgin nimbate, orans, wearing tunic and maphorion.

REV Full length figure of Emperor wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece and jeweled loros of a simplified type. Holds in r. hand jeweled scepter and in l. hand gl. cr.

Size 19mm

Weight 3.2gm

Cosmopolitan Issue were minted in Constantinople, each of these coins had an added silver content of 3% and were also issued with a very light silver wash (Silver traces are common on Cosmopolitan issues but intact fully silvered coins are very rare.) These more than likely were tariffed at a higher rate than the Thessalonica issues that have been shown to have no silver content. Cosmopolitan issue are in general far scarcer than the Thessalonica issues.

DOC lists 9 examples with weights from 2.97gm to 4.57gm and sizes from 17mm to 20mm
SimonOct 28, 2018
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EB0032 Boeotian shield / Kantharos4 viewsThebes, Boeotia, AR Hemidrachm, 338-315 BC.
Obverse: Boeotian shield.
Reverse: Kantharos, club above, BO to left, I and crescent to right.
References: Sear SG 2396, SNG Copenhagen 176-177, BMC 55.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.82g.
EBOct 28, 2018
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EB0031 Larissa / Horse3 viewsLarissa, Thessaly, AR drachm, 350-340 BC.
Obverse: Head of the nymph Larissa facing slightly left.
Reverse: ΛAΡIΣ-AIΩN above and beneath horse grazing right, left forefoot raised.
References: Herrmann V 5, Lorber L-III 53, SNG Cop 121, BMC 57.
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 5.75g.
EBOct 28, 2018
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1 viewsReference.
RIC 28; C. 38

Obv.
Griffin seated left

Rev. S-C
Tripod.

2.43 gr
15 mm
h

Note.
The series of Imperial-era anonymous quadrantes portrays eleven deities: Jupiter, Minerva, Roma, Neptune, Tiber, Mars, Venus, Apollo, Mercury, Bacchus/Liber, and Hercules, as well as the Four Seasons. They invariably depict either a portrait on the obverse and an attribute of the deity on the reverse, or otherwise an attribute on either side. These designs appear to be influenced, but not directly copied from, earlier designs of the Republican period.
okidokiOct 28, 2018
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11 viewsslands off Attica. Aegina circa 350-338 BC. Drachm AR
Islands off Attica. Aegina circa 350-338 BC.
Drachm AR

17mm., 5,53g.

A-[I] across field, land tortoise with segmented shell / A-IΓI in upper sections of refined skew punch, to lower left, dolphin.

Milbank pl. III, 5; SNG Copenhagen 525; HGC 6, 444.
2 commentspaul1888Oct 28, 2018
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3 viewsAegina, Aegina.
Ca. 480-457 BC. AR stater, 12.0 g. Sea turtle / skew pattern within incuse square. Milbank, pl. 1, 14
paul1888Oct 28, 2018
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3149, D-5557, L/S//--, Eagle right, head right, #1 45 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3149, D-5557, L/S//--, Eagle right, head right, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Eagle right, head right, his beak wreath, L-S, across the field.
exergue: L/S//--, diameter: 18-22mm, weight: 8,69g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 280-281 A.D., L-S Year 6., ref: Emmet-3982, Milne-4682, Geissen-3149, Dattari-5557, Curtis , Kapmann-Ganschow-112.31-p339,
Q-001
1 commentsquadransOct 28, 2018
112_Probus_(276-282_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3149,_D-5557,_KG-112_31,_Alexandria,_Eagle_left,_L-S,_Y-6,_Milne_4632,_280-1AD,_Q-001,_0h,_17,0-18,5mm,_6,75g-s.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3149, D-5557, L/S//--, Eagle right, head right, #1 44 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3149, D-5557, L/S//--, Eagle right, head right, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Eagle right, head right, his beak wreath, L-S, across the field.
exergue: L/S//--, diameter: 18-22mm, weight: 8,69g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 280-281 A.D., L-S Year 6., ref: Emmet-3982, Milne-4682, Geissen-3149, Dattari-5557, Curtis , Kapmann-Ganschow-112.31-p339,
Q-001
quadransOct 28, 2018
112_Probus_(276-282_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3134,_D-5545,_KG_112_15,_Alexandria,_Tyche_left,_L-Gamma,_Q-001,_0h,_18,5-19,0mm,_6,26g-s~0.jpg
112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3134, D-5545, LΓ/-//--, Tyche/Fortuna standing left, #153 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Egypt, Alexandria, Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3134, D-5545, LΓ/-//--, Tyche/Fortuna standing left, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Tyche/Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae, L-Γ left at the top.
exergue: LΓ/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 8,51g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 277-278 A.D., LB Year 3., ref: Geissen-3134, Dattari-5545, Milne 4560, Curtis 1890, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.15-p338,
Q-001
quadransOct 28, 2018
112_Probus_(276-282_A_D_),_Bi-Tetradrachm,_G-3134,_D-5545,_KG_112_15,_Alexandria,_Tyche_left,_L-Gamma,_Q-001,_0h,_18,5-19,0mm,_6,26g-s.jpg
Egypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3134, D-5545, LΓ/-//--, Tyche standing left, #149 viewsEgypt, Alexandria, 112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), Bi-Tetradrachm, G-3134, D-5545, LΓ/-//--, Tyche standing left, #1
avers: A K M AVP ΠPOBOC CЄB, Laureated, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: Tyche standing left holding rudder and cornucopiae, L-Γ left at the top.
exergue: LΓ/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 8,51g, axes: 11h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 277-278 A.D., LB Year 3., ref: Geissen-3134, Dattari-5545, Milne 4560, Curtis 1890, Kapmann-Ganschow-112.15-p338,
Q-001
quadransOct 28, 2018
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Cappadocia, Kings, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios (52-42 B.C.), AR-Drachm, SNG Cop. 162, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ...,Athena Nicephorus standing left, #147 viewsCappadocia, Kings, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios (52-42 B.C.), AR-Drachm, SNG Cop. 162, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ, Athena Nicephorus standing left, #1
avers: Diademed, bearded head of king right.
reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΡΙΟΒΑΡΖΑΝΟΥ ΕΥΣΕΒΟΥΣ ΚΑΙ ΦΙΛΟΡΩΜΑΙΟΥ, Athena Nikephoros standing left, star in a crescent to inner left, monogram to inner right, Θ (date, year=9) in exergue.
exergue: -/-//Θ, diameter:15,5-16,5mm, weight: 3,58g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cappadocia, Kings, Ariobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, date: Θ (year-9), 44 B.C., ref: Simonetta 1b, SNG Copenhagen 162, SNG von Aulock 6327.
Q-001
1 commentsquadransOct 28, 2018
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S.856 Æthelred I (Tidwulf)8 viewsSceat of Æthelred I, king of Northumbria, second reign 789-796
Moneyer: Tidwulf
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 856
Phase Ia
O: +EDILRED
R: +TIDVVLFD
Motif: 1/1a

Ex- TimeLine Auctions
1 commentsNapOct 28, 2018
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2329 PHRYGIA, Laodicea Hadrian Medallion Zeus standing20 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2329.5; Von Aulock, Phrygiens -; SNG München -; SNG von Aulock-; SNG Copenhagen 575; BMC 195

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΟΛΥΜΠΙΟС
Laureate head of Hadrian, r. with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕΩΝ
Zeus Laodiceus standing facing, head l., holding eagle in his extended r. hand, l. resting on sceptre

36.37 gr
39 mm
12h

Note.
From the Group CEM Collection, Classical Numismatic Group 90, 23 May 2012, 1058 and ex Waddell II, 12 September 1987, 363.

The epithet 'Olympios' was adopted by Hadrian in 128/9 following the dedication of the temple of Zeus Olympios in Athens. It emphasized the emperor's Panhellenic program and enthusiastic Philhellenism, for Zeus Olympios, chief god of the Greek peoples, was the Panhellenic god before all others. RPC suggests that the impressive Laodicean medallions bearing the new epithet were struck on the occasion of Hadrian's visit to the city in June 129.
6 commentsokidokiOct 28, 2018
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Probus4 viewsAE-Antoninianus or Abschlag of a Binio
IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate bust in imperial mantle to left, holding eagle tipped sceptre.
SOLI INVICTO AVG; Radiate and draped bust of sol to right.
Ex: -
Sisica
RIC - ;
Note: The obverse die of this coin belongs to a Siscia Antoninianus and the reverse seems to belong to a Binio die.
Filled ancient hole.
Julianus of PannoniaOct 28, 2018
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Hierocaesarea, Tyche, Tyche standing, rudder2 viewsLydia, Hierokaisareia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of the Severans (193-235)
Obv: IЄPOKAICAPЄIA, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche right.
Rev: IЄPOKAICAPЄΩN, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
AE, 4.7g, 21mm
Ref.: BMC 21
1 commentsshanxiOct 28, 2018
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EB0030 Pegasos / Athena7 viewsAKARNANIA, Leukas, AR Stater, 480-420 BC.
Obverse: Pegasos, with straight (?) wing flying right; Λ below.
Reverse: Helmeted head of Athena right within incuse square.
References: -.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 8.277g.
1 commentsEBOct 28, 2018
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"RIC 922"9 views3 commentsvrtsprbOct 28, 2018
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RIC 5476 views



Diameter 21.3-22.3 mm, weight 4.35 g, axis 7 h.
1 commentsvrtsprbOct 28, 2018
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RIC 961 Domitian denarius32 viewsCAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS
Laureate head of Domitian right

COS V
Wolf and twins; in exergue boat

Rome, 77-78 AD

3.45g

RIC 961 (C2)

Ex-Calgary Coin
5 commentsJay GT4Oct 28, 2018
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RIC 247 Vespasian sestertius33 viewsIMP CAES VESPAS AVF TR P P P COS III
Laureate head of Vespasian right

SC in field
Mars advancing right with spear and trophy

Rome, 71 AD

26.95g

RIC 247 (C2)

Kraay counted 12 reverse dies used for this obverse type.

Ex-CNG; Ex-Calgary Coin

Some old cleaning scratches in fields
9 commentsJay GT4Oct 27, 2018
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Vespasian and Titus - Antioch2 viewsAR tetradrachm
69-70 AD
laureate head of Vespasian on eagle left
AVTOKPAT KAIΣA OVEΣΠAΣIANOV
laureate head of Titus right
T ΦΛAVI OVEΣΠ KAIΣ·ETOVΣ NEOV IEPOV
*__B
McAlee 332; Prieur 110; RPC 1943
ex Künker

Forum Ancient Coins note: "Struck to pay Titus' legions during and after the First Jewish Revolt. RPC notes c. 320 different dies indicate 6,500,000 Syrian tetradrachms might have been minted. This was the quantity Titus would have needed to pay his four legions. Hoard evidence finds many of these types in Judaea confirming they were used to pay the legions."
1 commentsJohny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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C. Poblicius Q.f. - AR serrate denarius7 views²Praeneste
¹Rome
¹²80 BC
draped bust of Roma right wearing Phrygian helmet with side feathers
ROMA
P
naked Hercules left strangling Nemean lion; bow with arrows in quiver left, club below
C·POBLICI·Q·F
P
¹Crawford 380/1, SRCV I 308, Sydenham 768, RSC I Poblicia 9
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Künker
1 commentsJohny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Q. Lutatius Cerco - AR denarius3 viewsRome
²105 BC
¹109/8
head of young Mars right wearing crested and decorated Corinthian helmet
CERCO__ROMA
(XVI)
war galley right, all within oak wreath
Q·L(VT)ATI
Q
¹Crawford 305/1, SRCV I 182, Sydenham 559, RSC I Lutatia 2
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Künker
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Valerian - Alexandria2 viewsBI tetradrachm
29 Aug 259 - 28 Aug 260 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
A K Π ΛI OVAΛEPIANOC EV EV C
eagle standing left, head right, wreath in beak
L_Z
BMC Alexandria p. 281, 2149; Milne 4034; Dattari 5183 ff. var. (date)
ex Rauch
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Gallienus - Perge1 viewsAE decassarion
253-268 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
AVT KAI ΠO Λ_I_ΓAΛΛIHNOC CEB
Tyche standing half left holding rudder and cornucopia
ΠEPΓ_AIΩN
SNG BN 574; SNG von Aulock 4727; SNG Cop 357
ex Rauch
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Elagabalus - Antioch0 viewsBI tetradrachm
Antioch
219-222 AD
laureate bust right, draped shoulder
AYT K M A__ANTWNEINOC CEB
eagle facing, head right, wreath in beak; star below
ΔHMAPX EΞ YΠATOC TO B
Δ__E
Prieur 266
ex Rauch
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Constantius II0 viewsAnother Nummus from StockholmAlex FOct 27, 2018
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Nero - Alexandria2 viewsBI tetradrachm
29 Aug 65 - 28 Aug 66 AD
radiate bust right wearing aegis
NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AY
draped bust of Alexandria right wearing elephant skin
AYTOKPA
LIB
Dattari 204, Geissen 172, Milne 238, Kampmann-Ganschow 14.88, BMC Alexandria 163, RPC I 5289, SRCV I 2004, Emmett 109
ex Rauch
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Tiberius As1 viewsI purchased this in Zadar Croatia. In the market in the old town, on Sunday, some folks were selling coins of various kinds. One seemed to be a collector/numismatician in the way he kept his coins (and he did not look like a tourist trap). I wanted to leave Croatia with a roman coin, but I did not want to invest too much then and there. This was 80 kuna (about 8 Euros in local currency). I did not have a Tiberius yet, this coin wasn't too expensive, and albeit the very bad condition, I decided to go ahead and get it. Plus it makes a nice souvenir/memory from that vacation.Alex FOct 27, 2018
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M. Junius Brutus - AR denarius3 viewsRome
¹²54 BC
head of Libertas right with hair rolled wearing drop pendant earring and necklace
LIBERTAS
L. Junius Brutus between two lictors left, accensus in front of them
BRVTVS
¹Crawford 433/1, Sydenham 906, RSC I Junia 31, BMCRR 3861, Russo RBW 1542, SRCV I 397
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Rauch
1 commentsJohny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Tranquillina - Alexandria3 viewsBI tetradrachm
29 Aug 242 - 28 Aug 243 AD
draped bust right wearing stephane
CAB TPANKVIΛΛEINA CEB
Homonoia standing half left, raising right hand, holding double cornucopia
L S
Köln 2688; Dattari (Savio) 4823; K&G 73.20; Emmett 3449.6
ex Rauch
1 commentsJohny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Commodus Sestertius0 viewsI got this this spring in Paris while attending a conference. I had a few hours to kill around 'Bourse' and visited to coin shops there. Of the few stores I went in, this one had the grumpiest owner/clerk. The guy was inspecting some coins of his very carefully as I rang the bell, and seemed annoyed that me, a customer, had wondered in and disturbed him, that he had to buzz the door open. He was eager to get back to his coins... I liked that and it made me like the store even more.
Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Philipus Sestertius0 viewsThis is the first roman coin I ever purchased. I was in Brussels in Spring 2011, and I was going through the antique stores on Rue de Midi. My name is Filip, so it felt natural that the first ancient coin I buy should be of Philip. I saw this and was immediately hooked.Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Thasos imitative - AR tetradrachm1 viewslower Dunabe region
120-10 BC
head of young Dionysos right with ivy wreath
nude Heracles facing holding club, lion skin over shoulder
illegible lugend (HPAKΛEOYΣ / ΣΩTHPOΣ / ΘAΣIΩN)
Dembski 1524-1525; OTA Class IV.
ex Rauch
1 commentsJohny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Nummus (?) of Theodosius1 viewsI purchased this in Aachen at a more generic antique store. The owner had a box of coins from all over and different periods mixed together. This was one of a few roman coins in there... he did not seem to know what this coin actually was.
Alex FOct 27, 2018
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EB0028 Aitolia / Boar5 viewsAitolia, Aitolian League, AR Hemidrachm 279-168 BC.
Obverse: Head of Aitolia right, wearing kausia, with hair hanging loose.
Reverse: AITΩΛΩN, boar at bay right; monograms left and below.
References: SNG Cop 13ff.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 2.456g.
EBOct 27, 2018
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Alexander Severus Denarius.1 viewsOne of my favorite coins.
Purchased in a Numismatic Shop in Berlin Mitte.
Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Denarius of Antoninus Pius.0 viewsBerlin.
Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Maximianus(Follis?). Purchased in Tiergarten Antique market.1 viewsI had my doubts about this one, as I had purchased it for 8 Euros, and was afraid that a coin (even a bronze one of maximianus) cannot go for so little when in such good condition. I took it to a few numismatic shops and asked the opinions of people there (including the guy in Paris I got the Commodus Sestertius from). They told me they believe it's real. I was told in Paris that the coin's edges have been tooled - that it was likely part of a piece of jewelry at some point, which diminishes it's value - hence the low price. Another numismatician offered to buy it off me for 15 Euros (double what I paid). I kept the coin.
Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Diocletian Bronze Radiate0 viewsThis coin, purchased in the Tiergarten Market, was part of a piece of jewelry at some point (at least I believe so, given the hole drilled in it)
Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Postmus Antoninian1 viewsPurchased in Bremen.
I suppose this may have a higher silver content than the traditional (billon) antoninians of the time since Postumus controlled for a time the silver mines in Spain (unless I am mistaken).
Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Antoninian of Gallienus1 viewsPurchased in Bremen, GermanyAlex FOct 27, 2018
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Nummus of Constantinus (the great)1 viewsPurchased in Stockholm. The second roman coin I ever purchased. I was thrilled at the time. With time I learned how common bronze coins of Constantine and his sons are...Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Greek Provincial Coin of Nero (Bronze I think).0 viewsNEPWN KAICAΡ/CIΔ-HT ? Side?
I believe this is Athena advancing with a spear.
Purchased in Berlin
Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Geta Denarius0 viewsDenarius with Geta as Cesar.
Berlin.
Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Antoninian of Aurelianus1 viewsWhile I doubt this is the most valuable coin I have, it's my most expensive purchase ever. The reason for it is that I bought this in 2012 in a numismatic store in... Oslo. God that country is expensive!Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Trajan Denarius0 viewsThis piece was purchased in Cologne. We were rushing to get to the ships that cruise up the Rhine - I asked my company to give me 10 minutes when I noticed we had just walked past a numismatic shop... I think I was in there for longer... we _almost_ missed the ship.Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Valentinian I - AE 31 viewsSiscia
25.2.364 - 24.8.367 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N VALENTINI_ANVS P F AVG
Valentinian advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum
GLORIA RO_MANORVM
* / A
·ΓSISC
RIC IX Siscia 5a, type v
1,89g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Dupondius of Vespasian1 viewsBerlin, TiergartenAlex FOct 27, 2018
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Nummus/Follis of Jovian0 viewsPurchased in London, on a business trip, from Coincraft- across the street from the British Museum. I checked out a few numismatic shops in London, including the ones I was told ‘should’ be more affordable – those were actually rather pricey. I was not too keen on dropping a couple hundred pounds in London, but I also really wanted to not leave town without getting a coin there... I eventually found the Coincraft – which I had been told in advance is the most expensive - to actually be the friendliest towards the casual, low-budget collector.Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Nummus/Follis of Crispus0 viewsAcquired at a Numismatic Shop in Berlin MitteAlex FOct 27, 2018
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Denarius of Septimius Severus4 viewsAquired on the yearly October 3rd collectors’ and flea market in Berlin (‘Riesenflohmarkt’), held at a horse-race track.Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Hadrian Dupondius2 viewsAnother purchase from Bremen.Alex FOct 27, 2018
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Antoninian of Gordian III. 5 viewsPurchased on my latest trip to Bremen.Alex FOct 27, 2018
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EB0027 Aitolia / Boar3 viewsAitolia, Aitolian League, AR (plated) Hemidrachm 279-168 BC.
Obverse: Head of Aitolia right, wearing kausia, with hair hanging loose.
Reverse: AITΩΛΩN, boar at bay right; monogram below, [spearhead in ex].
References: SNG Cop 13ff.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.264g.
EBOct 27, 2018
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EB0026 Zeus / Eagle2 viewsThe Epeirote Republic AR Drachm, 238-168 BC.
Obverse: [Magistrate in linked letters] Head of Zeus Dodonaios right, monogram below.
Reverse: AΠEI-ΡΩTΩAN, eagle standing right on thunderbolt, all within oak wreath.
References: Cf. BMC 25.
Diameter: 12mm, Weight: 5.019g.
EBOct 27, 2018
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Huszár 569, Pohl 114-2, Unger 443b, Réthy II 116, Frynas H.26.411 viewsHungary. Maria/Mária (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Sigismund/Zsigmond of Luxembourg)

AR denar, .50 g., 14.59 mm. max., 180°.

Obv: [+] mARIA • R • VnGARI [antiqua-style letters A without interior bar], crown with antiqua-style letter A without interior bar, below.

Rev: + mOnET... RIA [antiqua-style letters A], Patriarchal cross.

As both sides carry a titular legend, there is no consensus regarding obverse and reverse. The fullest legend on the side identified by Huszár and Pohl as the obverse (the side with the crown) is + mARIE D G R VnGARIE (although most coins are missing at least the first G). The fullest legend on the side identified by Unger, Réthy, Frynas and Gyöngyössy as the obverse (the side with the patriarchal cross) is + mOnETA mARIE R V. Since the letters R V are so often omitted from the cross side, Toma accepts the crown side as the obverse.

The type was struck in 1384-1395 (per Huszár, with Unger and Frynas agreeing that it incepted in 1384) or in 1385-1395 (per Pohl), and is traditionally viewed as the last of three denarii struck by Maria. More recently, it has been viewed as the second type struck by her (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 566), in 1383-1385 (per Gyöngyössi and Toma). This coin, with an antiqua-style letter A without interior bar privy mark below the crown, was struck in Székesfehérvár/Alba Regia in 1386-1395 (per Pohl).

Toma notes fifteen legend variations among 45 coins of this type within the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934. They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, spelling of the queen's name, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Toma lists seven variations among seventeen coins with this privy mark (Pohl 112-2). The legend combination on this coin appears to be Toma 5.

Toma further notes four versions of the crown and four versions of the patriarchal cross. There are six obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 41 coins in the hoard, three of which occur among fifteen identified coins with this privy mark (Pohl 114-2). The design combination on this coin appears to be Toma B/b (crown B is linked only with crosses b and c; cross b is linked only with crowns A and B).

Huszár/Pohl rarity 5, Frynas rarity C. The legend combination described/depicted in Huszár and Pohl; in Unger and Réthy, and in Frynas, all differ.
1 commentsStkpOct 27, 2018
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Elymais, Van´t Haaff 14.1-1-2A var., Phraates, Artemis3 viewsKingdom of Elymais
Phraates
Æ Drachm
Obv.: bearded bust wearing tiara, anchor with one crossbar right, APΠ; left
Rev.: BACIΛ ΦΡATH.., Artemis radiate standing right, drawing arrow from quiver with right, bow in left
AE, 3.88g, 15.4mm
Ref.: Van't Haaff Type 14.1, Subtype 1-2A var. (legend details)
1 commentsshanxiOct 27, 2018
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Honorius - AE 30 viewsAntioch
406-408 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N HONORI_VS P F AVG
*
Three emperors (Arcadius, Theodosius II, Honorius) standing, holding spears and shields
GLORI_A ROMA_NORVM
ANTA
RIC X Antioch 153
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Valentinian II - AE 40 viewsThessalonica
25 Aug 383 - 28 Jul 388 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
within wreath:
VOT / X / MVLT / XX
TES
RIC IX Thessalonica 49a
0,87g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Aelia Flaccilla - AE 40 viewsConstantinople
25 Aug 383 - 386 AD
diademed and draped bust right
AEL FLAC_CILLA AVG
Victory seated right, inscribing christogram on shield set on cippus
SALVS REI_PVBLICAE
CONΓ
RIC IX Constantinople 61.2, LRBC II 2162, SRCV V 20626, Cohen VIII 5
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Aelia Flaccilla - AE 20 viewsCyzicus
25 Aug 383 - 386 AD
diademed and draped bust right
AEL FLAC_CILLA AVG
Aelia Fllaccila facing, head right, draped, arms folded on breast
SALVS REI_PVBLICAE
SMKΓ
RIC IX Cyzicus 24 (R), LRBC II 2567, SRCV V 20620, Cohen VIII 6
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Eudoxia - AE 30 viewsAntioch
401-403 AD
diademed and draped bust right, hand of god above
AEL EVDO_XIA AVG
Victory seated right, inscribing christogram on shield set on cippus
SALVS REI_PVBLICAE
ANTΓ
RIC X Arcadius 104 (S), LRBC II 2800, DOCLR 288, SRCV V 2800
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Eudoxia - AE 30 viewsConstantinople
9.1.400 - 401 AD
diademed and draped bust right, hand of god above
AEL EVDO_XIA AVG
Eudoxia seated facing, hands folded over breast, crowned by hand of god, cross left
GLORIA RO_MANORVM
CON?
RIC X Constantinople 77 (S gamma) / 78 ( B, gamma, delta) LRBC II 2218 / 2220, SRCV V 20887
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Magnus Maximus - AE 21 viewsArelatum
25.8.383 - 28.7.388 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N MAG MAXI_MVS P F AVG
emperor standing facing, head left, in left Victory on a globe crowns him, with right raising turreted woman
REPARATIO_REIPVB
PCON
RIC IX Arles 26a
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Theodosius I - AE 40 viewsConstantinople
388-395 AD
pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
D N THEODO_SIVS P F AVG
Victory advancing left, holding trophy and dragging captive
SALVS REI_PVBLICAE
(XP)
CONSA
RIC IX Constantinople 86b/90a
1,20g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Valentinian II - AE 40 views??? mint
25.8.383 - 28.7.388 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG
within wreath:
VOT / X / MVLT / XX
???
Van Meter 53 (Valentinian II)
1,50g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Valentinian I - AE 31 viewsSiscia
24.8.367 - 17.11.375 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N VALENTINI_ANVS P F AVG
Valentinian I advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum
GLORIA RO_MANORVM
D
*BSISC
RIC IX Siscia 14a, type xi
2,07g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Valens - AE 30 viewsThessalonica
24.8.367 - 17.11.375 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N VALEN_S P F AVG
Valens advancing right, dragging captive and holding labarum
GLORIA RO_MANORVM
wreath _ • / A
TES
RIC IX Thessalonica 26b, type xxi (a)
2,60g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Arcadius - AE 40 viewsNicomedia
19.1.383 - 25.8.383 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
within wreath:
VOT / V
SMNΓ
RIC IX Nicomedia 37c
1,32g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Theodosius II - AE 40 viewsCyzicus
425-435 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N THEODO_SIVS P F AVG
christian cross within wreath wreath (X in jewel)
SMKB
RIC X 449
1,19g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Theodosius I - AE 40 viewsAlexandria
9.8.378 - 25.8.383 AD
pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
D N THEODO_SIVS P F AVG
within wreath:
VOT / X / MVLT / XX
ALEΓ
RIC IX 13(c)
1,05g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Valentinian I - AE 30 viewsSiscia
25.2.364 - 24.8.367 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N VALENTINI_ANVS P F AVG
Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
SECVRITAS__REIPVBLICAE
DΔSISC
RIC IX Siscia 7a, type iv
2,05g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Gratian - AE 20 viewsArles
9.8.378 - 25.8.383 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N GRATIA_NVS P F AVG
Gratian standing front, head left, holding Victory on globe and raising kneeling female on left
REPARATIO__REIPVB
PCON
RIC IX Arles 20a
3,60g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Valentinian - AE 30 viewsSiscia
24.8.367 - 17.11.375 AD
draped and cuirassed pearl-diademed bust right
D N VALENTINI_ANVS P F AVG
Victory holding wreath and palm branch
SECVRITAS__REIPVBLICAE
* over D _ S
ΔSISC
RIC IX Siscia 15a, type xiv
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Jovian - AE 30 viewsSirmium
27.6.363 - 17.2.264 AD
pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
D N IOVIA_NVS P F AVG
within wreath:
VOT / V / MVLT / X
ASIRM
RIC VIII Sirmium 118
2,32g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Arcadius - AE 20 viewsCyzicus
25.8.383 - 28.7.388 AD
pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N ARCADIVS P F AVG
Arcadius standing right, stepping on captive, holding labarum and globe
VIRTVS E_XERCITI
SMKΔ
RIC IX Cyzicus 25c
5,31 g 23,5-23 mm
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Constantius II - AE 30 viewsConstantinople
348-350 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
phoenix on globe right
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
CONS?
RIC VIII Constantinople 93
2,04g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Julian II - AE 32 viewsSirmium
6.11.355 - II 360
draped and cuirassed bust right
D N IVLIA_NVS NOB C
Julian II facing, head left, holding globe and spear
SPES REI_PVBLICE
BSIRM
RIC VIII Sirmium 81
1,68g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Helena - AE 41 viewsTrier
337-340 AD
diademed and draped bust right
FL IVL HE_LENAE AVG
Pax standing half left, holding branch pointing left and long scepter
PA_X PV-BLICA
TRP branch
RIC VIII Trier 90
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Decentius - AE 21 viewsLyon
Jul/Aug 350 - 18.8.353 AD
draped and cuirassed bust right
DN DECENTIVS NOB CAES
two Victories holding inscribed shield
(XP)
VICT DD NN AVG ET CAES
VOT / V / MVLT / X
SP
RSLG
RIC VIII Lyons 146; Sear 18883
ex Petr Schimandl
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Constantius II - AE 2 (centionalis)0 viewsstruck under Vetranio
Siscia
19 Jan - 25 Dec 350 AD
Pearl-diademed draped ciurassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
A / *
Constantius standing left, holding labarum, being crowned by Victory
HOC SIG_NO VICTOR ERIS
A
•BSIS*
RIC VIII Siscia 291
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Magnentius - AE 20 viewsRome
30.6.350 - spring 351
draped and cuirassed bust right
D N MAGNEN_TIVS P F AVG
B
two Victories holding shield inscribed
VICT DD NN AVG ET CAES
VOT / V / MVLT / X
*
R P
RIC VIII Rome 216
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Constantius II - AE 2 (centionalis)0 viewsstruck under Vetranio
Siscia
350-351 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
A
Constantius II facing, head left, holding standard with . banner in each hand, star above
CONCORDIA__MILITVM
III
ΔSIS crescent
RIC VIII Siscia 301
4,15g
ex Petr Schimandl
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Constantius II - AE 31 viewsSiscia
348-350 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
Constantius II standing on boat to the left, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory sitting behind, steering boat with rudder
FEL TEMP__REPARATIO
ASIS symbol
RIC VIII Siscia 237
2,31g
ex Petr Schimandl
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Constantius II - AE 2 centionalis4 viewsRome
348 - 350 AD
laurel and rosette-diademed, cuirassed, draped bust left, globe in hand
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
N
emperor nimbate and in military dress, shield on left arm, on horseback galloping right, thrusting spear at two barbarians wearing Phrygian helmets, who kneel before him with their arms raised towards him
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
N
R E
RIC VIII Rome 154
3,35g
1 commentsJohny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Constans - AE 31 viewsThessalonica
348 - 350 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG
Constans standing on boat to the left, holding phoenix on globe and labarum; Victory sitting behind, steering boat with rudder
FEL TEMP__REPARATIO
TESE
RIC VIII Thessalonica 120
2,00g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
584_Helena_CONSE.jpg
Helena - AE 31 viewsConstantinople
IX 337 - spring 340 AD
draped bust right with broad diadem
FL IVL HELE_NAE AVG
Pax standing left, holding branch and scepter
PA_X PV_BLICA·
CONSE
RIC VIII Constantinople 35
1,28g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Julian the Apostate - AE 14 viewsConstantinople
3.11.361 - 26.6.363 AD
pearl-diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
DN FL CL IVLI_ANVS PF AVG
Bull right, 2 stars above
SECVRITAS REIPVB·
·CONSPA(branch)
RIC VIII Constantinople 162
8,44g
ex Aurea numismatika
1 commentsJohny SYSELOct 27, 2018
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Constans - AE 40 viewsRome
346-348 AD
rosette-laurel-didemed draped and cuirassed bust right
D N FL CONSTANS AVG
two soldiers standing either side of a standard
GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS
R*T
RIC VIII Rome 26
1,64g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
428_Constantius_Gallus_III_GSIS.jpg
Constantius Gallus - AE 21 viewsSiscia
28 Sep 351 - winter 354 AD
draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C
A
soldier spearing falling horseman (bare-headed)
FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
III
ΓSIS
RIC VIII Siscia 333
4,13g
1 commentsJohny SYSELOct 27, 2018
424_Constantius_II_RxQ.jpg
Constantius II - AE 31 viewsRome
352-355 AD
pearl-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
soldier spearing falling horseman (bare-headed)
FEL TEMP__REPARATIO
R*Q
Rome 276
2,17g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
423_Urbs_Roma_SMK.jpg
City Commemorative - AE 30 viewsCyzicus
330-336 AD
helmeted bust of Roma left wearing imperial cloak
VRBS_ROMA
she-wolf and twins Romulus and Remus, ** above
?SMK?
RIC 72/91/106/119 (VII, Cyzicus)
2,16g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
415_Constantius_Gallus_S_RS.jpg
Constantius Gallus - AE 31 viewsRome
26.9.352 - winter 354 AD
draped and cuirassed bust right
D N FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
soldier spearing falling horseman (Phrygian helmet)
FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
S
R S
RIC VIII Rome 268
4,63g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
323_Constantius_II_I_GSIS_S_.jpg
Constantius II - AE 20 viewsSiscia
28.9.351 - 6.11.355 AD
pearl-diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
A
soldier spearing falling horseman (bare head)
soldier spearing falling horseman
FEL TEMP RE_PARATIO
I
ΓSIS·S·
Siscia 346
4,72g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
322_Constantius_II__ESIS_.jpg
Constantius II - AE 2 (centionalis)0 viewsstruck under Vetranio
Siscia
19.1. - 25.12. 350 AD
Pearl-diademed draped ciurassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
A / *
Constantius standing left, holding labarum, being crowned by Victory
HOC SIG_NO VICTOR ERIS
A
·ESIS·
RIC VIII Siscia 286
3,50g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
321_Constans_TESG.jpg
Constans - AE 2 centionalis0 viewsThessalonica
348-350 AD
pearl-diademed cuirassed draped bust left, globe in hand
D N CONSTA_NS P F AVG
helmeted soldier advancing right, head left, holding inverted spear and dragging small bare-headed figure from a hut beneath tree, 3 branches on tree
FEL TEMP REPAR_ATIO
TESΓ
RIC VIII Thessalonica 118
3,83g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
308_Urbs_Roma__GSIS_.jpg
City Commemorative - AE 30 viewsSiscia
334-335 AD
Roma helmeted, draped and cuirassed bust left
VRBS__ROMA
she-wolf and twins Romulus and Remus, ** above
·ΓSIS·
RIC VII Siscia 240
2,09g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
303_Constantius_II_M_ASISZ.jpg
Constantius II - AE 31 viewsSiscia
6.11.355 - summer 361 AD
pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
spearing falling horseman with Phrygian helmet, reaching
FEL TEMP__REPARATIO
M
ASISZ retrograde
Siscia 369
2,37g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
289_Constantius_II_SMALA.jpg
Constantius II - AE 40 viewsAlexandria
347-348 AD
pearl-diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
within wreath:
VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX
SMALA?
RIC VIII Alexandria 33 / 36 ( , · )
1,55g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
272_Constantius_II_SMANDI.jpg
Constantius II - AE 41 viewsAntioch
337-341 AD
pearl-diadem head right
CONSTAN_TIVS AVG
two soldiers standing either side of a standard; · · around standard
GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS
SMANΔI
RIC VIII Antioch 54
1,71g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
164_Constans_GSIS_).jpg
Constans - AE 31 viewsSiscia
346-348 AD
laureate-rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
CONSTAN_S P F AVG
two soldiers standing either side of a standard (XP)
GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS
ΓSIS dot in crescent
RIC VIII Siscia 100
1,55 g 16,5-16 mm
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
160_Constantius_II_Cyzicus.jpg
Constantius II - AE 41 viewsCyzicus ?
337-341 AD
laureate head right
D N CONSTAN_TIVS P F AVG
two soldiers standing either side of a standard
GLOR_IA EXERC_ITVS
?SMK?
RIC VIII Cyzicus (16;21;23;27;32)
1,09 g 14-13 mm
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
102_Julian_II_ASIRM.jpg
Julian the Apostate - AE 31 viewsSirmium
3.11.361 - 26.6.363 AD
helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
D N FL CL IVLI_ANVS P F AVG
within wreath:
VOT / X / MVLT / XX
ASIRM
RIC VIII Sirmium 108
2,89 g 20-19 mm
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
22_Urbs_Roma_SMHE.jpg
City Commemorative - AE 32 viewsHeraclea
330-333 AD
helmeted, bust of Roma left wearing imperial cloak
VRBS__ROMA
she-wolf and twins Romulus and Remus, ** above
•SMHE
RIC VII Heraclea 119
2,71
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
1138_Constantine_I_SIRM.jpg
Constantine I - AE 3 (follis)1 viewsSirmium
324-325 AD
laureate head right
CONSTAN_TINVS AVG
Victory half right, holding trophy and palm, treading on bounded captive right head left with left foot
SARMATIA__DEVICTA
SIRM
RIC VII Sirmium 48
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
899_Maximian_II_Cyzicus.jpg
Maximinus II - AE follis1 viewsCyzicus
306 AD
laureate head right
GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES
Genius standing left, wearing modius and chalmys, pouring libations from patera, holding cornucopia
GENIO AVGG ET__CAESARVM NN

RIC VI Cyzicus 20b / 24a
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
898_Galerius_Antioch~0.jpg
Galerius - AE follis0 viewsAntioch
299-300 AD
laureate head right
GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES
Genius standing left, wearing modius and chalmys, pouring libations from patera, holding cornucopia
GENIO POPV_LI ROMANI
Γ
ANT
RIC VI Antioch 53b
ex Gitbud Naumann
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
782_Crispus_ASISx.jpg
Crispus - AE 3 (follis)2 viewsSiscia
320-321 AD
laureate head right
IVL CRIS_PVS NOB C
VOT / V within wreath
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
ASIS*
RIC VII Siscia 161
ex Aurea
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
588_Constantine_I_ST.jpg
Constantine I - AE 3 (follis)3 viewsTicinum
320-321 AD
laureate head right
CONSTAN_TINVS AVG
legend within wreath
DN CONSTANTINI MAX AVG
VOT / · / XX
S T
RIC VII Ticinum 140
3,13g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
439_Constantine_I_SMKE.jpg
Constantine I - AE 3 (follis)1 viewsCyzicus
329-330 AD
rosette-didemed, draped and cuirassed bust right
CONSTANTI_NVS MAX AVG
Camp gate with 2 turrets and 7 layers, star above
PROVIDEN_TIAE AVGG
SMKE
RIC VII Cyzicus 61
2,93g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
302_Constantine_I_RS.jpg
Constantine I - AE follis1 viewsRome
314-315 AD
laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG
Sol standing right, head left, raising his right hand
SOLI INVI_C_TO COMITI
R over X / F
R S
RIC VII Rome 27
3,10g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
1272_Crispina_Philippopolis~0.jpg
Crispina - Philippopolis1 views178-182 AD
draped bust right
KPICΠEINA__CEBACTH
Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm frond
ΦIΛIΠΠ_OΠO_ΛEITΩN
RPC IV online -; Varbanov 1153; Mouchmov 5233
ex Aureo & Calicó
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
970_Decius_Alexandria.jpg
Trajan Decius - Alexandria2 viewsBI tetradrachm
249 - 28 Aug 250 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
Α Κ Γ Μ Κ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΔEΚΙΟС EV
Athena seated left, wearing helmet, holding scepter and Nike with wreath
L_A
Dattari 5075; Geissen 2812; Kampmann/Ganschow 79.10
12,6g
ex Naumann
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
918_Claudius_Alexandria.jpg
Claudius - Alexandria2 viewsAE diobol
29 Aug 41 - 28 Aug 42 AD
laureate head right, star right
TI KΛAY KAI__CEBAC ΓEPM
bull butting right
AYTOKPA
L B
RPC I 5122; Milne 69; Geissen 73; Dattari 172; BMC Alexandria p. 11, 84; Kampmann 12.11; SNG Milan 631; Emmett 77; SNG Cop -; SNG Hunterian -,
11,3
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
892_Augustus_Philippi.jpg
Octavianus Augustus - Philippi2 views27 BC - 14 AD
head right
AVG
2 priests with yoke of 2 oxen right plowing the pomerium (sacred boundary)
RPC I 1656, Varbanov III 3770, SNG Cop 282, BMC Macedonia 86
5,5g
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
812_Valerius_Gratus.jpg
Valerius Gratus - Caesarea, Judea1 viewsAE prutah
struck by Roman Prefect under Tiberius
17 AD
legend in wreath tied at base with an X
TIB / KAI/CAP (Tiberius Caesar)
palm branch flanked by:
IOY−ΛIA
L - ∆
Hendin 1338, Meshorer TJC 327
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
716_Caligula_Antonia_Thessalonica.jpg
Caligula - Thessalonica0 views37-41 AD
laureate head left
Γ KAIΣAP ΘEΣΣAΛONIKEΩN
veiled bust of Antonia (grandmother of Caligula)
ANTΩNIA_ΣEBAΣTH
RPC 1574
8,41g 21-20 mm
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
611_Augustus_Laodicea.jpg
Octavianus Augustus - Laodikeia ad Lycus, Phrygia2 viewsc. 15 BC
laureate head right, lituus right
ΣEBAΣTOΣ
Zeus Laodicea standing left with eagle and staff
ZEVΞIΣ / ΦIΛAΛHΘHΣ / ΛAOΔIKEΩN
RPC 2894; SNG Cop. 555.
5,15g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
602_Caracalla_Marcianopolis.jpg
Caracalla - Marcianopolis1 viewsassarion?
211-217 AD
laureate head right
AVT K M AVPHΛ_ANTΩNINOC
winged Thanatos or Eros right leaning on torch set on decorated altar
MAPKIANOΠO_ΛITΩN
AMNG I/1, 633 var. (has AV KM); Varbanov (engl.) 901 var. (=AMNG 633); Jochen's addenda #327
2,71g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
856_Augustus_sestertius~0.jpg
Octavianus Augustus - AE sestertius1 viewsCn. Piso Cn.f. moneyer
Rome
15 BC
wreath (corona civica), two laurel branches at sides
OB / CIVES / SERVATOS
S C
•CN•PIƧO•CN F•III VIR•A•A•F•F
RIC I 380 (R2), BMCRE I 139, Cohen I 377, SRCV I 1649
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
758_Augustus.jpg
Octavianus Augustus - AR denarius0 viewsLugdunum
8 BC
laureate head right
AVGVSTVS__DIVI•F
Caius Caesar on horseback riding right, holding sword and reins; to left, aquila right between two signa
C•CAESAR
AVGVS•F
RIC I 199, BMCRE I 500, RSC I 40
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
655_Mars_quadrans.jpg
anonymous AE quadrans0 viewsRome
81-161 AD (Domitian - Marcus Aurelius)
cuirassed and helmeted bust of Mars right
cuirass
S C
RIC II p. 218, 19
2,57g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
422_Agrippa.jpg
Agrippa - AE as0 viewsstruck by Caligula
Rome
38 AD
head wearing rostrate crown left
M•AGRIPPA•L_•F • COS III
Neptune standing left, holding dolphin and trident
S C
RIC I Gaius 58; BMCRE II Tiberius 161 - 168; Cohen I 3, BnF II Caligula 77 - 97, SRCV I 1812
10,51g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
374_Augusus.jpg
Octavianus Augustus - AR denarius0 viewsLugdunum
2 BC - 4 AD
laureate head right
CAESAR AVGVSTVS__DIVI F PATER PATRIAE
Gaius and Lucius standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield, a spear; in field above, a lituus right and simpulum left (in "b9"-like formation)
AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT
C L CAESARES
RIC I 207, RSC I 43, BMCRE I 533, BnF I 1651 ff., SRCV I 1597
3,61g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
338_Titus_swine.jpg
Titus - AR denarius0 viewsstruck under Vespasian
Rome
77-78 AD
laureate head right
T CAESAR__VESPASIANVS
sow left with three piglets
IMP XIII
RIC II, part 1, (Vespasian) 986; RSC II 104; BMCRE II 227; BnF III 203, SRCV 2443
2,69g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
291_Augustus_Lyon.jpg
Octavianus Augustus - AE as1 views1 Aug 10 - 6 BC
Lugdunum
laureate head right
CAESAR__PONT MAX
front elevation of the Altar of Lugdunum, decorated with the corona civica between laurels, these flanked by nude male figures, Victories on columns, facing one another
ROM ET AVG
RIC I 230, BMCRE I 550, SRCV I 1690

The Altar of Lugdunum and the Sanctuary of the Three Gauls were dedicated by Augustus on 1 August 10 BC.
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
38_Claudius_quadrans.jpg
Claudius - AE quadrand0 viewsRome
25 Jan - 3 Dec 41 AD
modius
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG
S·C
PON M TR P IMP COS DES IT
RIC I 84
3,12g 15mm
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
826_Ariarathes_VIII.jpg
Ariarathes VIII - AR drachm0 viewsEusebeia
99-98 BC
diademed head right
Athena holding spear and Nike, shield at her feet
BAΣIΛEΩΣ / APIAPAΘOY / EYΣEBOYΣ
T_Λ
B
Simonetta (2007), 12 (Ariarathes V.)
ex Sol
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
769_Diocletian_Cyzicus.jpg
Diocletian - AE antoninianus0 viewsCyzicus
285-293 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Diocletian standing right, holding parazonium, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe and long scepter
CONCORDIA MILITVM •
B
XXI•
RIC V-2 306
ex Aurea

clipped
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
727__Carus_Siscia.jpg
Carus - AE antoninianus0 viewsSiscia
X 282 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG
Carus standing left, wearing military dress, holding globe and spear, receiving wreath from female standing right
RESTITVT OR_BIS
* / II
XXI
pre emission
RIC V 106
3,67g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
427_Trajan_Annona.jpg
Trajan - AE sestertius0 viewsRome
108-110 AD
laureate bust right, draped left shoulder
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Annona standing left holding cornucopiae and grain ears; modius on left and prow of galley right
S•P•Q•R•OPTIMO PRINCIPI
S C
Woytek 323bD, Banti 118, RIC II 492, BMCRE III 782, Cohen 469
21,24g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
401_Trajan_Fortuna_Redux.jpg
Trajan - AR denarius0 viewsRome
114-116 AD
laureate draped bust right
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC
Fortuna Redux seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR
FORT RED
RIC II 318, Woytek 526v, RSC II 154, BMCRE III 578
3,18g
Johny SYSELOct 27, 2018
IMG_4513.jpg
226 Otacilia Severa 6 views Otacilia Severa AR Antoninianus. OTACILIA SEVERA AVG, diademed & draped bust right on crescent / CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left with patera & cornucopiae, altar before. RIC 126, RSC 172 commentsRandygeki(h2)Oct 27, 2018
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1625 Medieval Poland, Sigismund III2 views1625 Medieval Poland, 3 Polker, AR 19mm.1 commentsRandygeki(h2)Oct 27, 2018
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 511a, Rome, AE-Sestertius, S/C//--, PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM, Providentia standing left, Scarce!79 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 511a, Rome, AE-Sestertius, S/C//--, PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM, Providentia standing left, Scarce!
avers: M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right, drapery on the far shoulder.
reverse: PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM, Providentia standing left holding baton in right hand, sceptre in left, globe at her feet left.
exergue: S/C//--, diameter:30,0 mm, weight: 25,43g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 211-213 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-511a, p-, BMC-242, Scarce!
Q-001
quadransOct 26, 2018
1164_P_hadrian_RPC3919.jpg
3919 PHOENICIA Dora Hadrian 117-18 AD? Doros5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3919; Sofaer 34; Rouvier 773, Meshorer 37

Issue Year 180

Obv. ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩ ΚΑΙС
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, right.

Rev. ΔΩΡ ΙƐΡ ΑСΥΛ ΑΥΤ ΝΑΥΑΡ
Laureate head of Doros, right, below chin, aphlaston below, ΠP

9.70 gr
23 mm
12h
1 commentsokidokiOct 26, 2018
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EB0025 Cow and calf / Stellate square3 viewsCorcyra, Epieros, Stater, 450-400 BC.
Obverse: Cow standing left, head right, with suckling calf, pellet above.
Reverse: Double stellate pattern divided by two lines, pellet between, in square frame with double border; K to right; all within linear circle within shallow incuse disk. The corners of the outer square border are cropped by the circle.
References:
Diameter: 11mm, Weight: 10.873g.
Ex: Harlan J. Berk.
EBOct 26, 2018
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Demetrius II 146-138 B.C. (first reign)0 viewsDemetrius II 146-138 B.C. (first reign) Ae 18.3 ~ 21.6mm. 9.83g. Nisibis(?) mint. Obv: Diademed head Demetrius II r. with short beard, fillet border. Rev: Agathos Daimon and Agathe Tyche standing confronted, clasping hands, each wearing calathus and holding cornucopiae; H above E to inner left, Y between them. SC 1980.3; HGC 9, 1004.ddwauOct 26, 2018
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Pertinax AR Denarius.2 viewsAntonivs ProttiOct 26, 2018
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Pertinax AR Denarius. UNLISTED REVERSE1 viewsCan anyone delp me with this reverse. I haven´t been able to find it. Should be UNLISTED.Antonivs ProttiOct 26, 2018
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379/1. Procilia - denarius (80 BC)0 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 80 BC)
O/ Laureate head of Jupiter right; S C downwards behind.
R/ Juno Sospita standing right, holding shield and hurling spear; snake before; L PROCILI/F downwards behind.
3.57g
Crawford 379/1 (104 obverse dies/116 reverse dies)

* Lucius Procilius:

The life of Procilius is sparsely known. Besides, he is the only recorded member of the gens Procilia for the Republic and the lack of a cognomen further indicates a humble origin. Dictionaries often record two different Procilius (a historian and a politician), but they were possibly the same person. Since there are 35 years between this denarius and the dated events of Procilius' life, the moneyer could have been the father of the politician and historian.

Regarding Procilius the historian, none of his writings has survived, even as fragments, but he is quoted by Varro about the origin of the Lacus Curtius on the Forum (Latin Language, v. 148), Pliny the Elder on a text related to Pompey (Natural History, viii. 2), and Cicero alludes that he wrote on Greek constitutions (Atticus, ii. 2). The scope of his works must have therefore been quite extensive. In the aforementioned letter, Cicero shows his dislike for Procilius, which is perhaps related to Procilius' political role.

Indeed, in other letters, Cicero mentions that Procilius was also a Tribune of the Plebs in 56, and that he was allied to Gaius Porcius Cato (Cato the Younger's cousin) and Marcus Nonius Sufenas, also Tribunes that year. They supported Publius Clodius Pulcher, Tribune in 59 and Aedile in 56, who -- as Tribune -- had banned Cicero from Rome for his repression of the Catiline Conspiracy, hence the animosity of Cicero towards Procilius. In 56, Pulcher and the three tribunes, including Procilius, prevented the elections from taking place, in order to force an interregnum, so that Crassus and Pompey could be chosen consuls for 55 (Cassius Dio, Roman History, xxxix. 27-33).

They used violence and bribery to prevent this election and were therefore sued. Cato and Sufenas were acquitted, but Procilius was found guilty on 4 July 54 (Cicero, Atticus, iv. 15). Apparently, he was not condemned for the complete illegality of his deeds, but because he had killed a man in his house; and Cicero complains that 22 judges on 49 still wanted to absolve him. In the following letter to Atticus (ii. 16), Cicero adds that there are rumors about Sufenas and his judges, possibly about corruption, but does not give more details.

The use of Juno Sospita refers to the town of Lanuvium, where she was worshiped, probably the hometown of Procilius.

JossOct 26, 2018
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Roma Monogram, Quinarius, Crawford 84/28 viewsDenomination: Quinarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “V” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; below, Roma monogram; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Southeastern Italy
Weight: 2.26 gm.
Reference: Crawford 84/2
Provenance: Tintinna Asta 65, lot 1022, 16-SEP-2017

Comments: There are some suggestions that this Roma symbol issue was the first of the denarius system, even before the anonymous issue Cr. 44.

Very rare. Almost no wear, but dark, matte patina. Small edge chip obv. 9:00, minor flan crack rev 3:00. Well centered and complete. On balance, AEF.
5 commentsSteve B5Oct 26, 2018
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Upright Spear, Quinarius, Roman Republic, Crawford 83/32 viewsDenomination: Quinarius
Era: c. 211 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “V” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; below, upright spear symbol; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Southern Italy
Weight: 2.00 gm.
Reference: Crawford 83/3
Provenance: Barry Murphy, Private purchase, 12-DEC-2013

Comments: Although more common than the upright spear symbol denarius, the quinarius is still very scarce. This is a well centered example without serious problems. VF.
Steve B5Oct 26, 2018
CONSTANTIUS_GALLUS_SOLDIER_HORSEMAN~0.JPG
Roman Empire, CONSTANTIUS GALLUS CAESAR. AE2 Maiorina or Centenionalis of Antioch. Struck A.D.351 - 35415 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES. Bare-headed draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius Gallus facing right.
Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO. Soldier advancing left, spearing fallen horseman, discarded shield on ground at feet; in left field, Γ : in exergue, ANH.
Weight 5.6gms
RIC VIII: 134
2 comments*AlexOct 25, 2018
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Roman Empire, CONSTANTIUS GALLUS CAESAR. AE Centenionalis of Siscia. Struck A.D.3512 viewsObverse: D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius Gallus facing right; behind bust, H.
Reverse: HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS. Constantius Gallus standing facing left, holding labarum in his right hand and spear in his left, being crowned by Victory standing behind him. In left field, III; in exergue, ASIS•.
RIC VIII : 308
RARE
1 comments*AlexOct 25, 2018
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Roman Empire, CONSTANTINE I, Posthumous Commemorative AE4 of Antioch. Struck A.D.347 - 348 under Constantius II2 viewsObverse: DV CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG. Veiled head of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: Constantine I, veiled and togate, standing facing right; across field, VN - MR; in exergue, SMANE.
RIC VIII : 112
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Byzantine Empire: Michael VIII Palaeologos (1261-1282) Æ Trachy, Constantinople Mint (Sear-2269; DOC V 77-78; PCPC-30; Bendall-Donald C.12)2 viewsObv: Half-length figure of St. Michael, beardless and nimbate; right hand holds sprear resting over shoulder; left hand holds globus
Rev: X/M or similar to left, Ⓐ/Γ/Є to right; Half-length figure of emperor on left, and St. George, beardless and nimbate; between them patriarchal cross on long shaft. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and jeweled loros of simplified type; right hand holds scepter cruciform. Saint wears tunic, breastplate and sagion; left hand holds sheathed sword; Manus Dei in upper left field
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HASTINGS mint - hammer cross type AR penny Edward the Confessor - moneyer BRID (=Brid) 10 viewsObverse: ✠ EADPARD RE
Reverse: ✠ BRID: ON HAESTI
Ø = 19mm
Weight = 1,26 gram

Provenance:
•Ex Fritz Rudolf Kunker auction 314, lot 6299, 9-11 October 2018
2 commentsRomaVictorOct 25, 2018
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423/1. Servilia - denarius (57 BC)8 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 57 BC)
O/ Head of Flora right; lituus behind; FLORAL PRIMVS before.
R/ Two soldiers facing each other and presenting swords; C SERVEIL in exergue; C F upwards on right.
3.87g; 18mm
Crawford 423/1 (99 obverse dies/110 reverse dies)
- ROMA Numismatics, E-Sale 42, lot 484.
- Artemide Aste, 11-12 June 2016, lot 253.

* Gaius Servilius C.f. (Brocchus?):

The gens Servilia was originally patrician, but our moneyer was most likely a plebeian because at this time, the only remaining patrician branch of the gens was the Caepiones. The Servilii Gemini, likewise patricians at first, lost their status during the Second Punic War for an unknown reason and their descendants had erratic cognomina, making it difficult to reconstruct the genealogical tree of the gens. The one given by Crawford for RRC 239 is dubious, although possible.

Crawford also says that our moneyer was perhaps a brother of Marcus Servilius C.f., Tribune of the Plebs in 43 BC. He was possibly the Gaius Servilius Brocchus, son of Gaius, mentioned as Military Tribune by Flavius Josephus (Jewish Antiquities, xiv. 229), who tells that he served under the Consul L. Cornelius Lentulus Crus in Asia. It would match a career started in the 50, during which the Pompeian party was dominating, and continued as Pompey's supporter during the Civil War.

The meaning of his denarius has been debated. According to Crawford, the obverse legend refers to the priesthood of Flora, probably held by the gens, contradicting the view of Mommsen, who thought it was celebrating the establishment of the Ludi Florales in 173. This view has been in turn challenged by Robert Palmer, but without giving an explanation of his own*. It should also be mentioned that Pliny the Elder tells that there were statues of Flora, Triptolemus and Ceres by Praxiteles in the "Servilian gardens" (Natural History, xxxvi. 4), which obviously belonged to the gens, showing that Flora was of special importance for the Servilii.

The reverse reuses a common theme on Servilii's denarii: the duels of Marcus Servilius Pulex Geminus, Consul in 202, who was famous for his 23 victories in single combats (Plutarch, Aemilius Paullus, 31). The scene was depicted with variations on RRC 264 (horseback duel), RRC 327 (duel on foot), and RRC 370 (rider charging). It is also possible that RRC 239 shows another duel on horse, but disguised as the Dioscuri riding apart. The fact that our moneyer used this theme links him to the other direct descendants of Servilius Pulex Geminus, thus supporting Crawford's theory that he was a grandchild of Gaius Servilius, Praetor in 102.

* "Flora and the Sybil", in Ten Years of the Agnes Kirsopp Lake Michels Lectures at Bryn Mawr College, edited by Suzanne B. Faris, Lesley E. Lundeen, Bryn Mawr, 2006, pp. 58-70.
3 commentsJossOct 25, 2018
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421/1. Nonia - denarius (59 BC)4 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 59 BC)
O/ Head of Saturn right, head of a harpoon and conical stone behind; S C upwards behind; SVFENAS downwards before.
R/ Roma seated left on a pile of trophies, holding sceptre and sword, crowned by Victory standing behind; PR L V P F around; SEX NONI in exergue.
3.90g; 19mm
Crawford 421/1 (56 obverse dies/62 reverse dies)
- Collection of Walter Friedrich Stoecklin, Amriswil, Switzerland, before 1975. W. F. Stoecklin was the second member of a dynasty of coin collectors based in Switzerland.
- Obolos 9, lot 77.

* Marcus Nonius Sex.f. Sufenas:

Sufenas belonged to the plebeian gens Nonia, a relatively new gens at this time. He was the son of son of Sextus Nonius Sufenas, who had played a crucial part in 86 BC by leading the defection to Sulla among Fimbria's troops during the Civil War. Sulla then rewarded him with a praetorship in 81 BC. In turn, Sextus organised the first Victory games celebrating his patron (the Ludi Victoriae Sullanae), as explained on the reverse (Sextus Nonius praetor ludos Victoriae primus fecit).

Marcus Sufenas' career relied on the patronage of Pompey, whom he devotedly served. In 56 he was Tribune of the Plebs, and with the famous Publius Clodius Pulcher, Gaius Porcius Cato, and Lucius Procilius, they sabotaged the consular elections in order to force the choice of Pompey and Crassus as Consuls for 55 (Cassius Dio, Roman History, xxxix. 27-33). Pompey then used his influence to acquit Sufenas (Cicero, Atticus, iv. 15).

Since he was governor of Macedonia or Cyrenaica in 51 (Cicero, Atticus, vi. 1 & viii. 15), Broughton conjectured that he had been Praetor in 52. He was still in his province by 49, so he probably helped Pompey after his flight from Italy. Plutarch mentions him just before the Battle of Pharsalus (Life of Cicero, 38). As he disappears from ancient sources after this, he might have died during the battle.
2 commentsJossOct 25, 2018
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394/1b. Postumia - denarius (74 BC)4 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 74 BC)
O/ Bust of Diana right, draped, with bow and quiver over shoulder.
R/ Hound running right; spear below; C POSTVMI in exergue.
3.96g; 17mm
Crawford 394/1b (192 obverse dies/213 reverse dies, both varieties)
- ex Lockdales 145, lot 1414.

* Gaius Postumius At. or Ta. (Albinus Atilianus?):

This variant without the monogram in exergue is very rare; only three reverse dies seem to exist.

The moneyer belonged to the great patrician gens Postumia, but his family is much more difficult to ascertain. The patrician Postumii had few different branches and only one had survived by the 1st century: the Albini. There were also plebeian Postumii.

His obverse with Diana reproduces those of Aulus Postumius S.f. S.n. Albinus (RRC 335/9), and his probable son Postumius A.f. S.n. Albinus (RRC 372/1), thus implying that he was a member of the patrician family. However, the Albini never used the praenomen Gaius. It is nonetheless possible that our moneyer was adopted into the gens, as it occurred with Decimus Junius Brutus (RRC 450), adopted by an Aulus Albinus. The Postumii seem to have had difficulties producing male heirs; they indeed had 9 consulships between 186 and 99 BC, but very few magistrates bore that name in the 1st century. The disaster of the campaign against Jugurtha by the brothers Spurius and Aulus Postumius Albinus might have hit the gens hard; Aulus was also murdered during the Social War (Livy, Periochae, 75).

The monogram in exergue could therefore be deciphered as AT for the plebeian gens Atilia -- the possible family of Gaius Albinus before his adoption. Another moneyer, Lucius Atilius Nomentanus, likewise ligatured the first two letters of his name on his denarii in 141 (RRC 225/1). This theory would explain both the unusual praenomen for the gens and the monogram. His adoptive father could also be one of the two moneyer mentioned above.

Crawford links the moneyer with a Gnaeus Postumius who accused Lucius Licinius Murena, the consul elect for 62, of bribery in the famous Pro Murena by Cicero (56-58), who also says that Postumius was a (unsuccessful) candidate to the praetorship that year. The case was won by Cicero and no doubt that accusing a Consul of bribery did not help his career and the fate of the Albini, as they disappeared from history after this.
1 commentsJossOct 25, 2018
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3408, RIC V-I 145, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, MARTI PACIF, -/-//S, Bust-D1., Mars advancing left, #184 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3408, RIC V-I 145, Ticinum, AE-Antoninianus, MARTI PACIF, -/-//S, Bust-D1., Mars advancing left, #1
avers: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
reverse: MART I P ACIF, Mars in military dress walking left, holding an olive branch in right hand, transverse spear and long oval shield in left hand, (M1c).
exergue: -/-//S, diameter: 21,5-23,0mm, weight: 3,75g, axes: 7h,
mint: Ticinum, issue-2., off-2., date: 276 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 145, T-(Estiot)-3408, LV 1565-604,
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1 commentsquadransOct 25, 2018
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465/2b. Considia - denarius (46 BC)1 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 46 BC)
O/ Laureate head of Apollo right; A behind; no border.
R/ Curule chair, garlanded, on which lies wreath; C CONSIDI above; PAETI in exergue.
3.6g
Crawford 465/2b (93 obverse dies/103 reverse dies, two varieties)
- Rollin & Feuardent, 1903, Collection Charvet de Beauvais, lot 265 (together with 3 other Considia). Sold for Fr.19 with lots 264 and 266.

* Gaius Considius Paetus:

Like the other two moneyers for 46 BC (Titus Carisius and Manius Cordius Rufus), Paetus belonged to a small gens. The Considii are indeed unattested before the 1st century, apart from a Tribune of the Plebs in 476. The gens came to prominence in the 50s, when two of its members became Praetors: Gaius Considius Longus between 58-52, and Marcus Considius Nonianus between 54-50.

Like his colleagues, Paetus was doubtlessly a supporter of Caesar. The curule chair on the reverse alludes to Caesar's right to sit on a curule chair between the Consuls in the Senate (Cassius Dio, xliii. 14). There is therefore a chance that he was the same person as the Gaius Considius mentioned in the Pseudo-Caesar's 'De Bello Africo' (§89) as the son of the Praetor of 54-50 -- a supporter of Pompey who died after Thapsus -- nonetheless absolved by Caesar after the war. This theory fits well with Caesar's policy of generously granting pardon to his former enemies, and was accepted by Mommsen, following Borghesi (cf. Mommsen, 1860, p. 657). However, Crawford did not mention this possibility.
JossOct 25, 2018
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323/1. Julia - denarius (101 BC)2 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 101 BC)
O/ Helmeted head of Roma right; corn-ear behind.
R/ Victory in biga right, holding reins in both hands; L IVLI below.
3.84g; 19mm
Crawford 323/1 (47 obverse dies/59 reverse dies)

* Lucius Julius:

Although our moneyer belonged to the very famous gens Julia, his life is completely unknown. The Julii had been among the important patrician gentes of the early Republic, but fell in obscurity in the fourth century. In the second century, a new branch emerged, the Julii Caesares, but Crawford notes that our moneyer cannot be a Caesar because he did not use this cognomen and his coins lack a reference to Venus (cf. RRC 258 and 320).

The corn ear on the obverse refers to grain distributions, which often featured on Republican coins (RRC 242, 243, 245, 260, 261, 306, 330).
JossOct 25, 2018
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297/1b. Quinctia - denarius (112-111 BC)7 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 112-111 BC)
O/ Bust of Hercules seen from behind, with head turned to left and club over shoulder.
R/ Desultor right, wearing cuirass; control-mark behind; rat right between TI Q below; D.S.S. incuse on tablet in exergue.
3.82g; 118mm
Crawford 297/1b (87 obverse dies/109 reverse dies)
- Naville Numismatics Live Auction 36, lot 534.

* Tiberius Quinctius:

The attribution of this issue to a Tiberius Quinctius is dubious as the few letters on the reverse could mean different things. Crawford rules out the possibility that the Q stands for Quaestor, so it should only be the first letter of a nomen, hence the attribution to a Quinctius. However a Quinctilius is also possible.

The significance of the rat below the horses is an enigma. It apparently cannot be related to any cognomen; Crawford may be right to reject previous attempts to link it to a name -- the solution is probably not as easy as simply translating "rat", "mouse" or "rodent" in Latin. Mus ("mouse") was nonetheless an attested cognomen, but the gens Decia that bore it was already extinct by the end of the 2nd century.

The reverse with the desultor was perhaps a statue, as the legend DSS stands for "de Senatus Sententia", usually found on public monuments.
2 commentsJossOct 25, 2018
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298/1. Caesia - denarius (112-1 BC)4 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 112-111 BC)
O/ Bust of Apollo seen from behind, with head turned to left and thunderbolt in right hand; APO on right.
R/ Lares Praestites seated facing, with dog between, each holding staff in left hand; bust of Vulcan with tongs over shoulder above; LA on left; PRE on right; L CAESI in exergue.
3.79 g; 20mm
Crawford 298/1 (50 obverse dies/62 reverse dies)
- Collection of Walter Mirko Stoecklin, Winterthur, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1981. W. M. Stoecklin was the third member of a dynasty of coin collectors based in Switzerland.
- Obolos 9, lot 34.

* Lucius Caesius:

Our moneyer is the first known member of the minor gens Caesia, but the rest of his life is completely unknown. Mommsen (Monnaie Romaine, II, p.370) thought that he could have been the father of Lucius Caesius, praetor in 75 BC (Cicero, In Verrem, II, 1, 130), but there were other Caesii around this time, so they were not necessarily related.

The deity represented on the reverse could be Apollo, as shown by the monogram behind his head, or Vejovis, an obscure god with the attributes of both Apollo and Jupiter (especially the thunderbolt). The reverse depicts the Lares Praestites, the guardians of the city of Rome, whom Ovid described their statues with a dog between them (Ovid, Fasti, v. 129-145).

The bust of Vulcan and the tongs were possibly the emblems of the moneyers.
1 commentsJossOct 25, 2018
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207/1. Decimia or Flavia? - denarius (150 BC)2 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 150 BC)
O/ Helmeted head of Roma right; X behind.
R/ Luna in biga right, holding whip & reins; FLAVS below; ROMA in exergue.
3.95g; 19mm
Crawford 207/1 (61 obverse dies/76 reverse dies)
- Collection of Frederick Sydney Clark (1923-2016), British collector in East Sussex.
- Toovey's, 01/11/2017, Lot 701.

* Decimius Flavus or Gaius Flavius Fimbria:

This issue has been given to a member of the plebeian gens Decimia, of Samnite origin. The gens was relatively new at the time since its first identified member Numerius Decimius distinguished himself during the Second Punic War (Livy, xxii. 24), and probably received the Roman citizenship as a result. Two Decimii used the cognomen Flavus: a military tribune in 207 named Gaius Decimius Flavus (Livy, xxvii. 14), and his probable son of the same name, who was Urban Praetor in 184, but died immediately after his election (Livy, xxxix. 38).

Three other Decimii are then known: Marcus, Gaius, and Lucius, all ambassadors in Greece in 172-171 (Livy, xlii. 19, 35, 37 respectively). They were possible sons of the Praetor of 184, in which case our moneyer was the son of one of them, although nothing is known of him. However, none of them had a cognomen and Flavus simply meant "blond hair", a rather common cognomen unlikely to feature alone on a coin.

So the name could refer to another gens; it is indeed possible to read it as FLAVIVS. This name, widespread during the Empire after Vespasian, was nevertheless uncommon in the second century and therefore distinctive enough so that the moneyer did not need to add the rest of his name. Besides, only one Flavius is known in this century: the Popularis Gaius Flavius C.f. Fimbria, Consul in 104 alongside Marius. Fimbria was therefore born no later than 146 (the Consulship was reserved to men aged at least 42 years old), a date which would remarkably fit with his father moneyer in 150 and therefore in his 20s. As Fimbria was a novus homo, the moneyership held by his father would testify the ascension of the family before him.
JossOct 25, 2018
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249/3. Maenia - quadrans (133 BC)4 viewsAE Quadrans (Rome, 132 BC)
O/ Head of Hercules right, wearing lion's skin; 3 pellets behind.
R/ P MAE ANT M F above prow right; 3 pellets before; ROMA below.
4.65g, 19mm
Crawford 249/3 (28 specimens in Paris)
- Ex-Thersites Collection (bought on 18 April 1986)
- Roma Numismatics, e-sale 33, lot 336.

* Publius Maenius M.f. Antiaticus:

Antiaticus belonged to the plebeian gens Maenia, but his relatives are not known. Other Maenii are recorded in the 2nd century, such as Titus, Gaius, and Quintus Maenius, Praetors respectively in 186, 180, and 170, or Publius Maenius, moneyer in 194-190. However, Antiaticus mentioned on his coins that he was the son of Marcus, who is not known, and none of the aforementioned Maenii shared his cognomen.

Antiaticus must have therefore belonged to another branch of the gens, which descended from Gaius Maenius, Consul in 338, Dictator in 320 and 314, who defeated the Volsci by taking their city of Antium in 338, thus putting an end to the Second Latin War and also the conquest of Latium. The cognomen Antiaticus comes from this victory, for which Gaius Maenius was also rewarded by a statue on the Forum, possibly at the top of a column (Cicero, Pro Sestio, 58; Livy, VIII, 13).

The life of Antiaticus is still very obscure, and it seems he did not hold other office. He is only known through his coins.

Eckel read ME at the end of this legend and conjectured that it might have been the first letters of an agnomen Megellus or Medulinus (V, p. 240-1), but it seems very unlikely that a moneyer could have received an agnomen so early in his career. Perhaps Eckhel could not see good examples of this type; in any case, the legend on this coin clearly reads as MF, for "Marcus filius".
JossOct 25, 2018
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261/1. Domitia - denarius (128 BC)2 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 128 BC)
O/ Helmeted head of Roma right; corn-ear behind; XVI below chin.
R/ Victory in biga right, holding reins in left hand and whip in right hand; ROMA above; man fighting lion below; CN DOM in exergue.
3.84g; 18mm
Crawford 261/1 (71 obverse dies/89 reverse dies)

* Gnaeus Domitius (Calvinus?):

Our moneyer belonged to the old plebeian gens Domitia, but his identity is unknown. Babelon and ancient numismatists thought he was Ahenobarbus, the Consul of 96 BC, but it is not possible as he was already moneyer in 118 (the Narbo issue). Crawford postulated that he was from a collateral branch of the Ahenobarbi, and therefore a cousin of the Consul of 96, because he considered here that the Senatus Consultum De Agro Pergameno dates from 131 BC, but it is now dated 101, thus the Cn. Domitius Cn. f. mentioned there is doubtless the future Consul of 96*.

Gnaeus Domitius was more likely a Calvinus, from the other main stirps of the Domitii, but none of them is known during the 2nd century.

The figure below the chariot on the reverse is quite mysterious. Earlier numismatists thought it was a reference to the dogs fought by Ahenobarbus, the Consul of 122 who vanquished the Allobroges, but it is impossible as the battle was fought in 121, seven years after the denarius. Crawford considers the beast to be a lion, and therefore a reference to games organised by an Aedile; the corn-ear on the obverse would be a further reference to an aedileship.

* Harold B. Mattingly, "The Date of the Senatus Consultum De Agro Pergameno" in The American Journal of Philology, Vol. 93, n°3, 1972, pp. 412-423.
JossOct 25, 2018
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210/1. Junia - denarius (149 BC)3 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 149 BC)
O/ Helmeted head of Roma right; X behind.
R/ The Dioscuri right; C IVNI C F below; ROMA in exergue.
3.80g; 19mm
Crawford 210/1 (56 obverse dies/70 reverse dies)
- Naville Numismatics Live Auction 39, lot 402.

* Gaius Junius C.f.:

Gaius Junius belonged to the very famous gens Junia, which was originally patrician, but turned plebeian in the first century of the Republic. He and his homonymous father are not known, partly due to the lack of a cognomen. They certainly did not belong to the two main stirpes of the Junii -- the Brutii and the Silanii -- as none of them used the praenomen Gaius before the end of the 1st century BC. Other minor families of the gens however counted some members named Gaius, such as the Bubulci, or the Pulli.

JossOct 25, 2018
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200/3. Pinaria - semis (155 BC)3 viewsAE Semis (Rome, 155 BC)
O/ Laureate head of Saturn right; S behind.
R/ Prow right; NAT above; S before; (ROMA below).
12.48g; 27mm
Crawford 200/3 (7 specimens in Paris)
- Numismatik Naumann 57, lot 500.
JossOct 25, 2018
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200/2. Pinaria - as (155 BC)4 viewsAE As (Rome, 155 BC)
O/ Laureate head of Janus; I above.
R/ Prow right; NAT above; I before; ROMA below.
26.59g; 33mm
Crawford 200/2 (13 specimens in Paris)

* Pinarius Natta:

This moneyer came from the old patrician gens Pinaria (Cicero, De Divinatione, ii. 21). Despite its ancestry, this gens produced very few noteworthy members, although some of them are recorded until the empire.

The cognomen Natta is old; the first known Pinarius to bear it was Lucius Pinarius Natta, Magister Equitum in 363, and Praetor in 349 BC. Then, nobody else of that name is recorded until our moneyer, and his probable brother (RRC 208, 150 BC), who are both completely unknown apart from their coins. Finally, the last Natta of the Republic was a Pontifex in 56, brother-in-law to Clodius Pulcher, the famous Tribune (Cicero, Pro Domo, 118). It seems that the Nattae had lost their political influence early, but retained some religious duties until the end of the Republic, as Cicero says that they learnt "their sacred ceremonies from Hercules himself" (Pro Domo, 134).

The Pinarii indeed claimed to descend from a mythical Pinarius, who had welcomed Hercules with a banquet when he came to Latium (Livy, i. 7). This myth was so deeply stuck in the Roman mythology that it was still used by Caracalla on an unique aureus (leu 93, lot 68).
JossOct 25, 2018
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128/1. Decia - denarius (206-200 BC)4 viewsAR Denarius (uncertain mint, 206-200 BC)
O/ Helmeted head of Roma right; X behind head.
R/ The Dioscuri galloping right; shield & carnyx below horses; ROMA in exergue.
4.01g; 20.5mm
Crawford 128/1 (less than 10 obverse dies/less than 12 reverse dies)
- Privately bought from Münzen & Medaillen Basel.
- Ex collection of Elvira Elisa Clain-Stefanelli (1914-2001), former director of the National Numismatic Collection (part of the Smithsonian Institute).
- Naville Numismatics Live Auction 29, lot 479.

* Anonymous (shield & carnyx), Decius?:

This very rare issue has traditionally been attributed to a descendant of a line of three heroes named Publius Decius Mus. The first of that name was Consul in 340 BC; he received the Grass Crown after having saved his army from destruction against the Samnites, then sacrificed himself at the Battle of Vesuvius during his consulship in an act of devotio (exchanging his life against the victory of his army). His son was four times Consul (312, 308, 297 and 295 BC) and similarly sacrificed himself at the Battle of Sentinum in 295 BC against a coalition of Etruscans, Samnites, and Gauls. The third of that name was Consul in 279 BC and fought against Pyrrhus, who successfully thwarted his attempt to sacrifice himself like his ancestors (cf. discussion in Broughton, vol. I, p. 193).

300 years later, Trajan restored several issues of the Republic, including this one, but with the addition of DECIVS MVS on the obverse (RIC 766). Babelon thus assumed that this denarius was minted by the son of the last Publius Decius Mus (Decia 1). In this hypothesis, the shield and Carnyx refers to the second Mus -- the one who fought the Gauls.

However, Crawford contested this view, writing: "The restoration of this issue by Trajan with the added legend DECIVS MVS provides no grounds whatever for supposing that it was originally struck by someone of that name - the family was certainly extinct by this period."

It is still very strange that Trajan picked this rare denarius, from an irregular mint, for restoration. He could have chosen many other anonymous issues of the early Roman coinage, and simply add the name of Decius Mus. It thus shows that the imperial mint had retained some specimens or archives of previous issues up to the 3rd century BC, because due to its rarity, this denarius had already disappeared from circulation by the time of Trajan. A list of the magistrates behind each issue could therefore have been kept as well; Trajan might have selected the moneyers whom he thought were significant for the history of Rome and restored their issue. A Publius Decius Subulo was living in these years (Livy, xliii. 17) and perhaps minted this coin; his name could have been preserved in the archives of the mint, which might have led Trajan to pick his denarius for restoration.
JossOct 25, 2018
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-4032, RIC V-I ???, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, -/-//T, Bust-D1, Mars and Emperor, #155 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-4032, RIC V-I ???, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, CLEMENTIA TEMP, -/-//T, Bust-D1, Mars and Emperor, #1
avers: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1).
reverse: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Mars in military dress standing right, holding the spear in left hand, giving globe to Emperor standing left, holding long sceptre in left hand. (Mars and Emperor 1).
exergue: -/-//T, diameter: 21,5-23,0mm, weight: 3,95g, axes: 0h,
mint: Cyzicus, 3rd.issue, 3rd.off., date: 276 AD., ref: RIC-??., T-(Estiot)-4032, C-, LV 2421-2,
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1 commentsquadransOct 25, 2018
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18, Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.53.6 var. (rev. only)0 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 17, 3.04g, 17.33mm, 45°
obv. M AVR KAI - [ANTWNINOC]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed r.
rev. NIKOPO[...] PRO / C ICTRO (ex. revers)
Lion walking r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.18.53.6 var. (different legend)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.53.1 (same die)
probably unpublished
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JochenOct 25, 2018
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MODERN ZODIAC ILLUSTRATED WITH ANCIENT COINS5 viewslaneyOct 25, 2018
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1838 SEGOVIA 8 MARAVEDI, ISABEL II1 viewsNORMAN KOct 25, 2018
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1866 FARTHING, VICTORIA 1 viewsNORMAN KOct 25, 2018
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Owl with closed wings, wreath, Athena2 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right, decorated with 8-pointed star
Rev: ΑΘΗΝΑΣ, ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ, ethnic vertically downward to right and left of owl standing facing 3/4 to right; all within laurel-wreath.
Æ, 12.7mm, 1.50g
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 381-2; BMC 185-6.
shanxiOct 25, 2018
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EB0024 Cow / Stellate Square3 viewsDyrrhachium, Illyria AR Drachm, Philemos and Aristenos, 229 BC.
Obverse: ΦIΛHMΩN, cow standing right, looking back at calf which it suckles, head of Hera right above, holding sceptre over shoulder; owl in exergue.
Reverse: AΡIΣTHNOΣ, square containing double stellate pattern.
References: Cf. Ceka 424 (without owl).
Diameter: 19mm, Weight: 3.408g.
EBOct 25, 2018
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EB0023 Apollo / Horseman3 viewsKingdom of Paeonia, Patraos AR Tetradrachm. 335-315 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: Warrior on rearing horseback right, spearing enemy warrior who defends himself with raised shield.
References:
Diameter: 24.5mm, Weight: 12.743g.
EBOct 25, 2018
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EB0022 Artemis / Club in Wreath2 viewsMacedonia under Roman Rule, AR Tetradrachm, 167-148 BC.
Obverse: Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, with bow and quiver over shoulder, all in tondo of Macedonian shield with stars in double circles around edge.
Reverse: MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and beneath horizontal club, ΣIAYΡ monogram above, TKΡ and TYΡE monograms below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt in outer left field.
References: BMC 7; AMNG III-1, 176; Athens 1237; Hunter 4; Walcher 947..
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 17.02g.
EBOct 25, 2018
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EB0021 Dionysos / Herakles2 viewsThasos, Thrace, Tetradrachm, After 148 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: HΡAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTH ΡOΣ ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing left, leaning on a club and holding a lion's skin, MH monogram to left.
References: BMC 74; Sear Greek 1759.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 16.833g.
EBOct 25, 2018
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EB0020 Satyr / Amphora3 viewsThasos, Thrace, AR Obol, 450-425 BC.
Obverse: Satyr kneeling left, holding kantharos.
Reverse: ΘAΣIΩN, Amphora.
References: BMC 53, Grose McClean 4217.
Diameter: 11.5mm, Weight: 0.762g.
EBOct 25, 2018
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Club, Denarius, Crawford 89/14 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; below, club symbol; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Apulia
Weight: 4.36 gm.
Reference: Crawford 89/1
Provenance: NAC 78 part , lot 537, 28-MAY-2014


Comments: The club issue is believed to be closely related by style to the fully anonymous RRC 53/2 group 4. In fact many coins of these two varieties are identical stylistically but for the symbol. It is now believed that all denari of this period of the II Punic war were struck in the war theater, probably in Apulia, rather than in Rome as Crawford suggested.

The reverse of this coin is slightly off-center and there is some indication of over striking, although it is so light the under-type is not discernable. Otherwise lovely iridescent toning, struck on a round flan and EF.
1 commentsSteve B5Oct 25, 2018
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CÁC II. 20.24.1.2/c4.1., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-186, CNH I.-167, U-098, #0158 viewsCÁC II. 20.24.1.2/c4.1., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-186, CNH I.-167, U-098, #01
avers: , a border of dots.
reverse: Cross with three dots and crescent in the angles, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0 mm, weight: -g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-186, CNH I.-168, Unger-098,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
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1 commentsquadransOct 24, 2018
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CÁC II. 20.24.1.2/a3c2.2., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-186, CNH I.-167, U-098, #0255 viewsCÁC II. 20.24.1.2/a3c2.2., Anonymous III. (Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.)?), AR-Denarius, H-186, CNH I.-167, U-098, #02
avers: , a border of dots.
reverse: Cross with three dots and crescent in the angles, border of line.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 10,0 mm, weight: -g, axis: 0h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-186, CNH I.-168, Unger-098,
Kiss-Toth: Sigla- ,
Q-002
1 commentsquadransOct 24, 2018
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Bronze - ACHAIA, Achaean League, Sikyon2 viewsBronze tetrachalkon, BCD Peloponnesos 323; BMC Peloponnesus p. 13, 147; Clerk 20; Benner 4; HGC 5 285 (S), F, dark patina, tight flan, marks, scrape on reverse, corrosion, 4.581g, 17.9mm, 45o, Sikyon mint, 191 -146 B.C.; obverse Zeus standing left, nude, Nike in extended right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand, DA monogram lower left; reverse AXAIWN SIKYWNIWN, Achaia seated left, wreath in extended right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand; ex J. Cohen Collection, ex BCD Collection (acquired from old German collection in Oct. 1993); rareDinoOct 24, 2018
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Bronze - ACHAIA, Achaean League, Tegea3 viewsBronze tetrachalkon, cf. BCD Peloponnesos 1325, BMC Peloponnesus p. 15, 171 ff., Clerk 89 ff., SNG Cop 347 ff., aF/VF, 4.511g, 18.6mm, 90o, Tegea (Alea, Arcadia, Peloponnese, Greece) mint, 191 -146 B.C.; obverse Zeus Amarios standing left, nude, Nike in right hand, long vertical scepter in left hand, obscure magistrates name downward behind; reverse AXAIWN - TEGEA-TWN, Achaia seated left, wreath in her right hand, long scepter vertical in her left hand; ex Gitbud & Naumann auction 23 (5 Oct 2014), lot 254DinoOct 24, 2018
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2. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Obol 6 views(8.5mm, 0.66 g, 11h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig to left; all within incuse square. Kroll 13; HGC 4, 1665. VF, find patina, minor roughness.

CNG Auction 431, Lot: 178.
DinoOct 24, 2018
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Latin Rulers of Constantinople: Anonymous (1215-1240) Æ Large Module Trachy, Constantinople (Sear 2055; DOC IV Type A, B.24; Grierson 1262; CLBC 11.23.1)8 viewsObv: IC XC in field; Christ, bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion, seated upon throne without back; holds Gospel in left hand and blesses with right hand in front of chest. ✷ above cushion on throne, on both sides
Rev: Retrograde circular legend ΛΝVΗΛ? left, ΔCC? to right or without legend; Half-length figure of emperor with stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand scepter cruciger, and in left, globus cruciger
Quant.GeekOct 24, 2018
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Huszár 566, Pohl 112-1, Unger 442a, Réthy II 114, Frynas 26.5, Toma plate I/86 viewsHungary. Mária/Maria (1382-1387 solo reign; 1387-1395 with husband Zsigmond/Sigismund of Luxembourg)

AR denar; .65 g., 13.98 mm. max., 90°

Obv: + mOnETA mARIE [Gothic-style letters A], Patriarchal cross. pellet below.

Rev: + REGInE VnGARIE [Gothic-style letter A], Crowned M

The type was struck in only in 1383 (per Huszár, Unger and Frynas) or from 1383 through 1385 (per Pohl). It is traditionally viewed as the second of three denarii struck by Mária (after Huszár 565 and before Huszár 569). More recently, it has been viewed as Mária 's third type (per Gyöngyössi and Toma), struck in 1386-1387, ending when Zsigmond's coinage began (per Gyöngyössi). This coin, struck without a privy mark in the reverse fields, was probably struck in Buda (per Pohl).

Toma notes twelve legend variations among 456 coins of this type in the Cluj-Mănăştur Hoard, found in Cluj-Napoca, Romania (formerly, Kolozsvár, Hungary), in 1934 (but lists only eleven). They differ mainly in terms of completeness of legends, presence of pellets, and the styles of the letter A. Toma lists three variations among 302 coins struck in Buda (Pohl 112-1). The legends on this coin are as per Toma 1. Toma notes 260 coins with this combination.

Toma further notes three versions of the patriarchal cross and eight versions of the crowned M. There are fourteen obverse/reverse design combinations appearing among 411 coins from the hoard, all of which are listed by Toma as being among 271 Buda issues (Pohl 112-1). The cross on this coin is Toma C (wide cross with split ends and pellet below), which is linked to Toma's crowned Ms c-h; the crowned M appears to be Toma e. Toma notes 14 coins with the C/e combination.

Huszár/Pohl rarity rating 5; Frynas rarity C. The legend combination appearing on this coin is depicted/described in Unger, Réthy and Frynas. The legend combination depicted/described in Huszár and Pohl differs in that there are pellets between words on the obverse and reverse.
1 commentsStkpOct 24, 2018
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Wheel serratus, Crawford 79/19 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 209-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; below, wheel symbol; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Sicily (?)
Weight: 4.22 gm.
Reference: Crawford 79/1
Provenance: Nigrini Asta Publica auction 35, JUN-2012, lot 145


Comments: Crawford 79/1 is the earliest issue to use the serrated edge. The serrations are cut into the edge of the flan prior to striking. This practice was first used with this issue but was abandoned for about 100 years until it was again routinely used in the minting of denari. It has been speculated that the purpose of the serrations was to discourage counterfeiting; however, many plated serrati exist. This in itself is not strong evidence of counterfeiting as plated coins are known to be struck with the same dies of fine silver official coins.

Michael Harlan in his book “Roman Republican Moneyers And Their Coins 81 BCE-64 BCE” suggest that the purpose of the serrations were to discourage mint workers from swallowing denari for later retrieval.

Both of these purpose theories are plausible. Some suggested theories of manufacturing techniques are not plausible. Mint workers could not have applied these serrations manually with a chisel. The economics of this are unbelievable as the cost in effort to apply serrations manually to each coin would increase more than 20 times. There must have been some sort of primitive machine that flans were fed into that cut the serrations.

The present coin has a small flan crack across Roma’s chin and very minor corrosion from 9 to 11 on obverse. Otherwise it is well centered and EF.
2 commentsSteve B5Oct 24, 2018
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Probus8 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to left, holding shield.
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.
Ex: XXIV
Siscia
RIC 816var.
1 commentsJulianus of PannoniaOct 23, 2018
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0306, Rome, AR-Denarius, HISPANIA, Hispania draped, reclining left, #184 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0306, Rome, AR-Denarius, HISPANIA, Hispania draped, reclining left, #1
avers: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: HISPANIA, Hispania draped, reclining left, holding the olive branch and leaning on a rock.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5mm, weight: g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 136 A.D., ref: RIC II 306, RSC-349, BMC-361,
Q-001
8 commentsquadransOct 23, 2018
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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 280-272 BC. AR Nomos15 views19mm, 6.45 g, 4h
The Dioskouroi riding left; monogram above, [ΣΩ]Δ-A-M-O-Σ below
Phalanthos, nude, holding two spears, shield decorated with hippocamp, and Nike, who crowns him with wreath, riding dolphin left; ΠY to left, waves below.
Vlasto 773; HN Italy 1011. Good VF, toned, compact flan. Well centered.
2 commentsLeoOct 23, 2018
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Bulgaria, Second Empire: Todor Svetoslav (1300–1322) Æ Trachy, Veliko Turnovo (Raduchev & Zhekov 1.8.4; Youroukova & Penchev 55; Dobrinić & Dimnik 7.2.1; Dochev 1550)7 viewsObv: Large Cross with wide arms, adorned in outer corners with small circles
Rev:
Dim: 22mm, 1.67g
Quant.GeekOct 23, 2018
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3 viewsQuant.GeekOct 23, 2018
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3 viewsQuant.GeekOct 23, 2018
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Byzantine Empire: Andronicus II Palaeologus (1282-1328) Æ Trachy, Thessalonica (Sear-2370; DOC 849-51; LPC p. 210, 11; PCPC 255)3 viewsObv: Half-length facing bust of St. Demetrius, holding spear; large retrograde B to left
Rev: Half-length figure of Andronicus standing facing, holding model of city and cross-tipped scepter
Quant.GeekOct 23, 2018
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Crete, Phaistos, SNG Copenhagen 5201 viewsPhaistos, c. 3rd century BC
AE 17, 3.70g, 17.1mm, 22t5°
obv. Talos, nude, winged, advancing r., hurling stone with raised r. hand and holding another one in extended l. hand
rev. Dog on the scent r.
above FAIC / TIWN (ending in ex.)
ref. Svoronos Crete 74; SNG Copenhagen 520; BMC Crete p.24, 27-28
rare, F, a bit rough
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JochenOct 23, 2018