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Last additions - My collection started January 2009
Postumus Virtus RIC V 179 Postumus Double Sestertius, Treveri, 260 AD, 29mm, 17.34g, RIC V 179, Postume 367, Banti 81, Mairat -. Bastien -,
OBV: IMP CM CASS LAT POSTVMVS PF AVG Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
REV: VIRTVS AVG Virtus standing right, holding reversed spear and resting hand on grounded shield 
Double struck reverse
SRukkeSep 11, 2023
Elagabalus Tetradrachm Prieur 266Elagabalus, Billon tetradrachm, Antioch, Syria, 219 – 220 AD, 12.85g, 24.85mm, Prieur 266, SEAR SGI 3096, SEAR (1988) 2141
OBV: AVT K M ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate head right, slight drapery on
left shoulder, one ribbon over shoulder, three dots above.
REV: DHMARX EX UPATOC TO B, eagle standing facing, head right, holding
wreath in its beak, star between legs, delta-epsilon across upper fields.
SRukkeAug 28, 2023
Gordian III Fortuna RPC VII.2 2708Gordian III, Antioch Pisidia, 238 - 244 AD, 34.5mm, 24.5g, RPC VII.2 2708, SNG BN 1202
OBV: IMP CAES M ANT GORDANVS AVG Laureate head of Gordian III to right
REV: CAES ANTIOCH COL, statue of emperor, laureate, on base, standing to right, holding small statue of Fortuna, holding rudder and cornucopia, clasping hand with statue of Fortuna of Antioch, on base, standing to left, holding sceptre; between them, an altar, SR in exergue
SRukkeAug 25, 2023
Gallienus Genio RIC Vb 638Gallienus, Antioch, 20mm, 3.61g, MIR 1631c, RIC 638
OBV: GALLIENUS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: GENIO AVG, Genius standing left holding cornucopia and sacrificing with patera over lighted alter
palm frond below
SRukkeAug 22, 2023
Julia Mamaea Felicitas RIC 679Julia Mamaea, Sestertius, Rome, 21.1g, RIC IV 679, BMCRE 487, Cohen 26,
OBV: IVLIA MAMA-EA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right
REV: FELICITAS PVBLICA, S C in exergue, Felicitas seated left,
holding caduceus in right hand and cornucopiae in left
SRukkeAug 22, 2023
Septimius Severus Victory RIC IVA 672?SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, Sestertius, 194 AD, 28mm, 19.5g, RIC 672 or
OBV: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP II, Laureate bust right
REV: VICT AVG TR P II COS II P P S C, Victory Advancing Left with Wreath and Palm
A very unusual portrait.

Note from Helvetica:
It's odd that the OCRE website gives no source nor an example of their 672a. I managed to track down the (Victory right) RIC 672 in the Baranowsky sale of Feb. 1931, thinking that perhaps the bust type would be similar to yours, but it (RIC 672, Baranowsky 2396) looks quite "normal".;2
In addition the reverse legend of VICT AVG TR P II COS II P P on the Baranowsky coin is clockwise around, in its entirety, from lower left. Whereas your letters seem too large and too far apart to have the entire legend around (AVG is visible on yours from the 11 o'clock position, which gives us 7 letters from lower left to top centre, so likely a similar number of letters on the right).
So I believe that your coin has only VICT AVG TR P II around and the rest, COS II PP in the exergue. Your coin appears to have the top of a rounded letter visible in the exergue. Working on the premise that letters, mintmarks etc. in the exergue are usually pretty well centered, that letter (being to the left of an imaginary vertical centre line) could be the S of COS.
SRukkeAug 21, 2023
Numerian Clementia RIC V2 463Numerian, Antoninianus, Cyzicus, 283 - 284 AD, 15.5mm, 3.5g, RIC V2 463; Cohen 8
OBV: IMP C NVMERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: CLEMENTIA TEMP, Numerian standing right, holding sceptre and receiving Victory on globe
from Jupiter standing left, holding sceptre, Epsilon in lower center, XXI in exergue
SRukkeAug 21, 2023
Severua Alexander Providentia RIC 645Severus Alexander, Sestertius, Struck 231 - 235 AD, 29.2mm, 15.27g, RIC 4b pg 121 645, Cohen 509
OBV: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
REV: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left by modius, holding grain ears and anchor. S-C across fields
SRukkeAug 14, 2023
Antoninus Pius Temple RIC 974ANTONINUS PIUS, Sestertius, Rome, 157 - 158 AD, 31.8mm, 23.6g, RIC III 974
OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXI, Head of Antoninus Pius, laureate, right
REV: COS IIII S C: Figure standing on cippus in tetrastyle temple with round roof

SRukkeAug 12, 2023
Trajan Tetradrachm SNGC 192Trajan, Tetradrachm, Antioch, or Tyre Phoenicia, 98 - 117 AD, 24.4mm, 12.3g, McAlee-466 or 467, Prieur-1521 or 1522, SNGC 192
OBV: ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙϹ ΝЄΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ϹЄΒ ΓЄΡΜ ΔΑΚ•, laureate head to right, set on eagle standing to right; club in left field
REV: ΔΗΜΑΡΧ - ΕΞ K (or KA) ΥΠΑΤ S Laureate bust of Melqart-Herakles r., lion-skin around neck, knotted in front

Though traditionally attributed to Tyre because of their Melqart reverse type,
these tetradrachms of Trajan have recently been reassigned to Antioch by Butcher and RPC,
since they share obverse dies with coins showing Antioch's normal reverse type of city goddess
seated on rocks with river god swimming at her feet.
SRukkeAug 10, 2023
Maurice Tiberius SB 533Maurice Tiberius, Follis, AD 582 - 602, 28mm, 11.72g, Antioch, Theoupolis, SB 533
OBV: DN MAVΓ- CNPAVC, crowned bust facing, wearing consular robes, holding mappa with his right hand and eagle-tipped scepter in his left
REV: M Center ANNO to left, cross above, r below M, X over U? to right, THEUP in exergue
SRukkeAug 10, 2023
Mysia Lanpsacus Diobol Weber 5107Mysia, Lampsacus, circa 400 - 300 BC, AR diobol, 1g, 10mm, SNG France --, Weber 5107
OBV: Janiform female head, wearing necklace and circular earring
REV: Head of Athena left within incuse square, wearing Corinthian helmet
SRukkeAug 10, 2023
Lycian League MasikytesKragos, Lycia, Lycian league, hemidrachm. ca 27-20 BC, 15mm, 1.4 g, BMC 8; RPC I 3305; Troxell, Period IV, 106; SNG Cop 61; SNG von Aulock 4301.
OBV: Laureate head of Apollo right
REV: Lyre, A-tripod in right field, all in incuse square
SRukkeJul 31, 2023
Gordian III Berytos TempleGordian III, Berytos, Phoenicia, 238 - 244 AD, 15.62g, 27mm, SNG Copenhagen 122, BMC Phoenicia pg. 86, 228 ff
OBV: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG COS II PP, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: COL IVL AVG FEL BER, tetrastyle temple of Astarte, large cultus bust at center
SRukkeJul 30, 2023
Probus Quadriga RIC V2 776PROBUS, Antoninianus, Cyzicus, 5th officina, 3rd emission, 280 AD, 22mm, 3.52g, RIC
OBV: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG - Radiate and mantled bust left, holding eagle-tipped scepter 
REV: SOLI I - NVICTO / Γ-XXI  -Sol standing facing, head left, in spread quadriga, 
SRukkeJul 24, 2023
Licinius I Jupitor RIC VII 15LICINIUS I, Follis, Cyzicus, 2.5g, 18mm, RIC 15
OBV: IMP VAL LLICIN LICINIVS PF AVG, laureate and draped bust left, holding globe, mappa and scepter 
REV: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left, holding Nike; captive and Eagle with wreath below, X over III in right field, SMKB in exergue
SRukkeJul 22, 2023
Maximianus Salus RIC VI 422Maximianus, Antoninianus, AD 286-305, RIC VI 422,  Lugdunum, 3.67g, 20.9mm
OBV:  IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG, radiate and draped bust right
REV: SALVS AVG III, Salus standing right, feeding serpent held in arms
Unlisted Variant
SRukkeJul 21, 2023
Ariobarzanes I Athena SEAR 7301Ariobarzanes I, Silver Drachm, Cappadocia, 95 – 63 BC, 17.6 mm, 3.89g, Sear 7301
OBV: Diademed bust right of Ariobarzanes I
REV: BASILEOS APIOBAPZANOY FIOPOMAIOY, Athena Nikephoros standing left, holding shield, spear and Nike; to left, monogram
SRukkeJul 21, 2023
Gallienus Alexandria Traos Horse GrazingGallienus, 253 - 268, 19mm, 5g, Alexandria Traos, SNG Righetti 789
OBV: IMP LICIN GALLIENVS, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: COL AVG-TRO, horse grazing right
SRukkeFeb 20, 2023
Pontus Amisos Mithraditis VIPontus Amisos, 88 - 65 BC, 19.55mm, 8.6g, SNG BMC Black Sea 1208; Waddington pg. 66, 24.
OBV: Head of Mithradates VI as Dionysos, wearing ivy-wreath
REV: Cista mystica; on which rests panther skin and thyrsos. AMISOU
Amisos, Pontos, AE21. ca 88-65 BC. 9.04 g
SRukkeFeb 20, 2023
Postumus Moneta RIC Vb 75Postumus, Antoninianus, Lugdunum, 259 - 268 AD, 3.57g, 23.495mm, RIC 75, RSC 199, Sear5 10962,
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: MONETA AVG, Moneta standing left with scales and cornucopiae
SRukkeFeb 20, 2023
Constantine VIII Histamenon SBCV 1815Constantine VIII, Gold histamenon nomisma, Constantinople, 1025 - 1028 AD, 4.39g, 24.3mm, DOC III-2 2.1 var. (serifs on cross); Füeg II 2.A.8; Morrisson BnF 42/Cp/AV/01-04 var. (no pellet); Wroth BMC 3 var. (same); S
SBCV 1815, NGC Ch XF, strike 5/5, surface 2/5,
OBV: + IhS XIS REX REGNANTIhM, bearded bust of Christ facing wearing nimbus cruciger with straight arms and crescents in upper quarters, pallium and colobium, raising right hand in benediction,
Gospels in left, triple border;
REV: + CWnStAntIn bASILEhS ROM, bust facing, with long beard, wearing crown and loros, labarum in left hand with pellet on shaft, akakia in right hand, triple border;
EX: Forvm Ancient Coins

NGC Lookup:
Constantine VIII was crowned emperor when he was an infant; however, for his first 63 years of "rule" he was a junior emperor and rarely played even a minor role in state affairs.
He spent his life in search of pleasure and entertainment, including spectator sports at the Hippodrome, feasting, riding and hunting. After his brother Basil II died,
Constantine was sole emperor for nearly the last three years of his life. He carried on as he always had, enjoying life and avoiding state business as much as possible.
Ineffective and cruel, he allegedly ordered the execution or mutilation of hundreds of innocent men.
5 commentsSRukkeJan 21, 2023
Gordian III Mars RIC IVc 332aGordian III, AE Sestertius, Rome, 244 AD, RIC IVc 332a
OBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Laureate draped ad cuirassed bust right
REV: MARS PROPVGNAT, Mars advancing right holding spear & shield, S-C across fields
SRukkeDec 28, 2022
Nicephorous III Cross SB 1889Nicephorous III, Anonymous Follis, Constantiniple, 1078 - 1081 AD, 23mm, 3g, SB 1889
OBV: Nimbate bust of Christ facing, holding Gospels, barred IC-XC across field
REV: Floreate jeweled Latin cross with x at center and globule and two pellets in each extremity,
in lower field either side, floral ornament; in upper field either side, crescent.
SRukkeDec 28, 2022
Postumus Felicitas RIC Vb 58Postumus, Antoninianus, Lyons, 263 - 265 AD, 4.2g, Cunetio 2414, RIC Vb 58, Elmer 335, Sear 10936, Normandy 1332
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: FELICITAS AVG, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopiae
SRukkeDec 25, 2022
Antoninus Pius Tet Emmett 1377Antoninus Pius, Tetradrachm, Alexandria Egypt, Year 11 (AD 147 - 148, Milne 1929, Emmett 1377-11
OBV: ANTWNINOC CEBEV CEB; laureate head right.
REV: L END-E KATOV; Dikaiosyne seated left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
SRukkeDec 11, 2022
Gordian III Roma RIC IVbc 38Gordian III, Antoninianus, 238-244 AD, 3.77 g, 21mm, RIC IVbc 38, Sear (1988) 2459; RSC 312
OBV: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right
REV: ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma, helmeted and seated, left on shield, holding Victory and spear.
SRukkeOct 31, 2022
Constantine II Jupitor RIC VII 12hConstantine II, Cyzicus, 317 - 320 AD, 21.84mm, 3g, RIC VII 12H,
OBV: DN FL CL CONSTANTINVS NOB C, laureate bust left, wearing imperial mantle, holding globe, mappa and sceptre. Small bust type
REV: IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, holding Victory on globe and sceptre, H in right field
Mintmark SMK
SRukkeOct 31, 2022
Crispus Mars RIC VII 132Crispus, Arles, 317 - 326 AD (320 AD), 17.85mm, 2.8g, RIC VII 132
OBV: CRISPVS NOB CAES, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.
REV: PRINCIPIA-IVVENTVTIS, Mars standing right in military dress, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on shield,
holding reversed, vertical spear.
R-S across fields,
QARL mint mark
Rare R1
SRukkeOct 31, 2022
Saloninus Jupitor RIC Va 35Saloninus, Antioch, Antoninianus, 3.4g, 20.32mm, RIC 35, MIR 1606e, Cohen 21
OBV: P COR SAL VALERIANVS CAES, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: DII NVTRITORES, Jupiter standing left presenting victory to Saloninus
SRukkeOct 31, 2022
Florian Laetitia RIC Va 34Florian, AE Antoninianus, Rome, AD 276, 2.9g, 21mm, RIC Va 34, Cohen 38; Sear 11861
OBV: IMP C FLORIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: LAETITIA FVND, Laetitia standing left with wreath and anchor, mintmark XXIB

Florianus, the half brother of Tacitus, was proclaimed emperor in the Western provinces after the latter's death.
In the East Probus was declared emperor and the two marched against each other.
Before a decisive battle could take place, Florian was murdered by his own soldiers. He "wore the purple" for less than 3 months.
SRukkeOct 31, 2022
Philip I Securitas RIC IVc 190PHILIP I, Sestertius, Struck 245 AD, 15g, 29.97mm, RIC IVc 190, Cohen 216,
OBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
REV: SECVRIT ORBIS, Securitas seated left, holding sceptre
SRukkeOct 16, 2022
Commodus Minerva RIC III 368bCommodus, Sestertius, 177-192 AD, 14.8g, 24.89mm, RIC 368b, MIR 18, 587-6/33, Banti 459, Sear 5818, Cohen 880-881
REV: TRP VIII IMP VI COS IIII PP, Minerva advancing right, brandishing spear and holding shield. (No owl at foot)
SRukkeOct 15, 2022
Gordian III Jupitor RIC IVb 298a Gordian III. AE sestertius. AD 240, 14.90g, 29.97mm, RIC 298a; Cohen 111; Sear 8710g.
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IOVI STATORI, S-C, youthful Jupiter, naked, standing front, looking right, holding thunderbolt and sceptre
SRukkeOct 14, 2022
Hostilian Apollo RIC IVc 215b Double StruckHostilian, as Caesar, Sestertius, 18.4g, 27mm, 250 – 251 AD, RIC 215b, Cohen 31
C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C, bare-headed & draped bust right
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS S-C, Apollo seated left, holding branch & resting elbow on lyre.

In 251 A.D., a fifteen-year plague began in the Roman Empire.
SRukkeOct 14, 2022
Julia Mamaea Felicitas RIC IVb 676Julia Mamaea, Orichalcum Sestertius, 14.8g, 27mm, 222 - 235 AD, RIC IV 676, BMCRE VI 487, Cohen IV 21, Hunter III 18, SRCV II 8228
OBV: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, wearing stephane, hair in horizontal ridges, with looped plait at the back of neck
REV: FELICITAS PVBLICA (to the good fortune / happiness of the public), Felicitas standing front, head left, raising caduceus in right,
legs crossed, leaning with left arm on column, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across

Niece of Septimius Severus, sister of Julia Soaemias, mother of Severus Alexander, cousin of Caracalla, aunt of Elagabalus.
Regent and Consort for and of Severus Alexander
SRukkeOct 14, 2022
John III Ducas-Vatatses Gold HyperpyronJohn III Ducas-Vatatzes, Empire of Nicaea, Gold Hyperpyron, c. Lydia, Magnesia ad Sipylum (Manisa, Turkey) mint, weight 4.528g, maximum diameter 28.1mm, die axis 180o, 2nd coinage, c. 1232 – 1254,
Metcalf Agrinion 82 - 92; DOC IV-2 6a.2; Lianta 204; Hendy pl. 32, 3; Sommer 70.1.4; SBCV 2073 (none with rev. legend blunder),

OBV: Christ seated facing on throne without back, dotted nimbus, wears tunic and kolobion, raising right hand in benediction, Gospels in left hand, IC - XC (Greek abbreviation: Jesus Christ) across field, annulet (sigla) left above throne;

REV: Iw / ∆C/Π/T - Tw / MHP/ΦV (sic, blundered with MHP in place of ΠOP), John on left, standing facing, wears stemma, divitision, collar-piece and loros, labarum in right hand, anexikakia in left; crowned by Virgin Mary on right, standing left, nimbate, wears tunic and maphorion, MHP - ΘV (Greek abbreviation: Mητηρ Θεου - Mother of God) flanking nimbus

ex S. Lindner Collection; ex Roma Numismatics e-sale 65 (19 Dec 2019), lot 1007; ex German dealer; rare;

A successful soldier from a military family, John was chosen in about 1216 by Emperor Theodore I Laskaris as the second husband for his daughter Irene Laskarina and as heir to the throne. This arrangement excluded members of the Laskarid family from the succession, and when he became emperor in 1221, following Theodore I's death, he had to suppress opposition to his rule. John was a very successful ruler who greatly increased the size, influence, and prosperity of the Nicaean Empire. He prepared the way for his descendants to successfully restore Greek rule to Constantinople and to rule the restored Byzantine Empire.
1 commentsSRukkeJun 24, 2022
Mysia Lampsacus SNG 1294LAMPSACUS, Mysia, Diobol, 390 - 330 BC, 10.18mm, 1.10g, SNG von Aulock 1294
OBV: Janiform female head, with circular earring
REV: Helmeted head of Athena left
SRukkeJan 03, 2022
Manuel I SBCV 1966 Manuel I Comnenus, Constantinople, Billon Aspron Trachy, 1143-1180 AD, 29.55mm, 4.63g, SBCV 1966
OBV: IC-XC to left and right of Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion
seated upon throne without back, holds Gospels in left hand. Dot in each limb of nimbus cross. Star to left and right
REV: MANUHL DECP, Manuel on the left, holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Mary, both standing facing;
SRukkeJan 03, 2022
Maximinus I Aequitas FourreeMaximinus I, Fouree, 235 – 238 AD, 18.86mm, 2.45g, close to RIC 95 but not a match, possibly a Severus Alexander reverse?
OBV: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: AEQUITAS AVG, Aequitas Standing left holding scales and cornucopia
1 commentsSRukkeJan 03, 2022
Mehmed II AU 58OTTOMAN. Mehmed II, Silver Akce, AH 855-886, 2nd Reign, SRukkeJan 03, 2022
Mehmed II AU 55OTTOMAN. Mehmed II, Silver Akce, AH 855-886, 2nd Reign SRukkeJan 03, 2022
Manuel I Comnenus Sear 1966Manuel I Comnenus, Constantinople, Billon Aspron Trachy, 1143-1180 AD, 3.8g, 28mm, SB 1966, Dumbarton Oaks IV 13
OBV: IC-XC to left and right of Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and kolobion,
seated upon throne without back, holds Gospels in left hand. Dot in each limb of nimbus cross. No stars
REV: MANUHL DECP, Manuel on the left, holding labarum and cross on globe, being crowned by Mary, both standing facing;
SRukkeSep 26, 2021
Asia Minor UncertainWestern Asia Minor, Uncertain, 0.19g, 6.11mm, 4th Century BC, Tetartemorion, Pecunem 39, lot 257; Pecunem 32, lot 148; otherwise unpublished in the standard references.
Head of Apollo(?) left, wearing tainia
Helmeted head of Athena left within incuse square.
SRukkeSep 23, 2021
Ariobarzanes III Athena Cappadocian KingdomAriobarzanes III Eusebes Philoromaios, Cappadocian Kingdom, Silver Drachm, Mazaka-Eusebeia (Kayseri, Turkey) mint, 3.549g, 17.1mm, die axis 0o, 44 - 43 B.C., Simonetta p. 44, 1b; BMC Galatia p.
42, 1; Simonetta Collection p. 147, 2; SNGvA 6326 var. (monogram); HGC 7 852 (R2); SNG Cop -,

OBV: head right, with short hair and beard
REV: BAΣIΛEΩΣ APIOBAPZANOY EYΣEBOYΣ KAI ΦIΛOΠΩMIOY, Athena Nikephoros standing left, Nike offering wreath in right hand,
spear and grounded shield behind in left, star in crescent with horns up lower inner left,
monogram upper inner right, Θ (year 9) in exergue (off flan)


Ariobarzanes was an ally of Pompey, but after their defeat Julius Caesar received him well and kept his position.
He later refused to aid Cassius. Caesar's assassins declared him a traitor, invaded Cappadocia and executed him.

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SRukkeSep 19, 2021
Mysia Lampsacus von Aulock 1294Mysia, Lampsacus. c. 390-330 BC. AR Hemiobol. 8.29mm, 0.41gNG von Aulock 1294. Fine, flan chipping.
OBV: Janiform female head with circular earring
REV: Helmeted head of Athena right
SRukkeSep 18, 2021
Gordian III Gordian RIC 69Gordian III, AR Antoninianus, Rome, 238 - 244 AD, AD 240 (8th Issue, 6th Officina), 21.96mm, 4.91g, RSC 226, RIC IViii, 69 (s) Scarce
OBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed
REV: P M TR P III COS P P, Gordian standing left, holding a patera over an altar with right hand. Left hand holds a baton
SRukkeSep 18, 2021
Gordian III Felicitas RIC 140GORDIAN III, AR Antoninianus, Rome, 238 - 244 AD, 22.65mm, 3.86g, RIC IViii 140, RSC 71
OBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: FELICIT TEMP, Felicitas standing left with caduceus & cornucopiae
AD 244 (14th and last Issue, 1st Officina)
SRukkeSep 18, 2021
Faustina I Aeternitas RIC 350aDiva Faustina Sr., the wife of Antoninus Pius. Died 141 AD, Silver Denarius, Rome Mint, 18.28mm, 2.59g, RIC III 350a, RSC 34, BMC 288
OBV: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA, draped bust right
REV: AETER-NITAS, Aeternitas standing left holding globe and sceptre
SRukkeSep 18, 2021
Julia Domna Fortuna RIC 552Julia Domna, Silver Denarius, Wife of Septimius Severus, Rome, 193 – 217 AD, 2.38g, 19.74mm, RIC 552, RSC 55, BMC 24, Sear 6583
OBV: JVLIA AVGVSTA, bare head right
REV: FORTVNAE FELICI, Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopiae and leaning on reversed rudder
SRukkeSep 15, 2021
Mark Antony & OctavianMark Antony and Octavian, Silver Denarius, 41 BC, 20mm x 18mm, 3.58g, Ephesos Mint, M. Barbatius Pollio, moneyer, Crawford 517/2, CRI 243, Sydenham 1181, RSC 8a, Sear CFI 243
OBV: M ANT IMP AVG III VIR R P C M BARBAT Q P, bare head of Antony right
REV: CAESAR IMP PONT III VIR R P C, bare head of Octavian right, with slight beard, bankers mark
SRukkeSep 15, 2021
L Marcius Philippus Sear 5 382L. Marcius Philippus, Silver Denarius, Rome, 56 BC, 17mm, 3.25g, Marcia 28, Sydenham 919, RCV 382, Cr425/1, Sear5 #382
OBV: Diademed head of Ancus Marcius right, Lituus behind, ANCVS below, bankers mark on chin
REV: equestrian statue on aquaduct, AQVA MAR (Ligate) between arches, PHILLIPVS behind
SRukkeJun 07, 2021
Basil II Anonymous FollisJoint reign of Basil II and Constantine VIII, 976 - 1025 AD, 29mm, 10.5g, SB 1813
OBV: Facing bust of Jesus holding book of Gospels.
REV: IhSUS XRISTUS bASILEU bASILE in four lines, ornament below, (Jesus Christ King of Kings)
SRukkeMay 03, 2021
Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great, Gold Stater Lifetime IssueMacedonian Gold Stater, BC 336 - 323, 8.59g, 17.9mm, Ionia, Miletos (near Balat, Turkey) mint, die axis 345o,
struck under Philoxenos, c. 325 - 323 B.C.; ADM I series I, 14 (same dies); Price 2077; Müller Alexander 8;
SNG Munchen 571; SNG Saroglos 131; HGC 3.1 893f (S); SNG Alpha Bank,
OBV: head of Athena right wearing earring, necklace, and crested Corinthian helmet decorated with a coiled snake, small thunderbolt under neck truncation;
REV: Nike standing slightly left, head left, wreath in extended right hand, stylus in left hand, HA monogram left, AΛEΞAN∆POY downward on right; scarce; SOL
ANACS Extremely Fine EF45 (6275437), Ionia

In 334 B.C. the Siege of Miletus by the forces of Alexander the Great of Macedonia liberated the city from Persian rule, soon followed by most of Anatolia.
Under Alexander, the city reached its greatest extent, occupying within its walls an area of approximately 90 hectares (220 acres). When Alexander died in 323 B.C.,
Miletus came under the control of Ptolemy, governor of Caria and his satrap of Lydia Asandrus, who had become autonomous.
In 312 B.C. Antigonus I Monophthalmus sent Docimus and Medeius to free the city and grant autonomy, restoring the democratic patrimonial regime.
7 commentsSRukkeMar 03, 2021
Nicephorous III Cross SB 1889Nicephorous III, Anonymous Follis, Constantiniple, 1078 - 1081 AD, 23mm, 3.1g, SB 1889
OBV: Nimbate bust of Christ facing, holding Gospels, barred IC-XC across field
REV: Floreate jeweled Latin cross with x at center and globule and two pellets in each extremity,
in lower field either side, floral ornament; in upper field either side, crescent.
SRukkeDec 28, 2020
Otacilia Severa Pietas RIC IVc 208aOtacilia Severa, 244-249 AD, Sestertius, 16.5g, 29.4mm, 3.7mm thick, Rome, RIC IVc 208a, Cohen 46, Sear 9168
OBV: MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Diademed and draped bust right.
REV: PIETAS AVGVSTAE, Pietas standing left, holding corn ears,
S-C across fields.
SRukkeDec 12, 2020
Alexius III Comnenus SB 2011 Alexius III Angelus Comnenus, 1195 - 1203 AD, Constantinople, 4.45g, 30mm, BI Aspron Trachy, SB 2011,
OBV: IC-XC to left and right of Christ, nimbate, bust facing, right hand raised, holding scroll in left
REV: ALEZIOC DECP O KWNTANTI, 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
SRukkeDec 07, 2020
Lycaoina Laranda Baaltars and WolfLycaoina, Laranda, Silver Obol, BC 324 - 323, 0.67g, 10mm, SNG France 443, SNG Levante 223 (Cilicia), SNG BN 443
OBV: Baaltars seated left, holding grain ear, grape bunch and sceptre
REV: Forepart of wolf right; inverted crescent above all within circular border of pellets
Ex Savoca, London, Rare

Lycaonia was a large region in the interior of Asia Minor, north of the Taurus Mountains.
It was bounded on the east by Cappadocia, on the north by Galatia
Laranda (Lycaonia), also spelled Larende, an ancient city and former bishopric of Lycaonia,
today Karaman in south-central Turkey
SRukkeDec 06, 2020
Gordian III Caesaria Corn Ears SGI 3778Gordian III, Caesaria, Cappadocia, Dated year 7 - Jan - Feb 244 AD, 7.5g, 22mm, BMC 346-349, SGI 3778
OBV: AV KAI M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: MHTΡ KAI BNE, six ears of corn bound together, in lower field ET-Z
SRukkeNov 29, 2020
Leo VI The Wise SB 1729Leo VI (The Wise), Constantiniple, 886 - 912 AD, 7.3g, 26mm, SB 1729
OBV: +LEOn bAS ILEUS ROM, facing bust, wearing crown and chlamys, holding akakia
REV: +LEOn En QEO bA SILEVS A28 OMEOn in four lines
SRukkeNov 28, 2020
Maurice Tiberius Double Struck SB 533Maurice Tiberius, 582-602 AD, AE Follis. Antioch as Theopolis,
OBV: Double Struck - DN MAV G I CN P AVG or DM TIV CONSTAN PP AVI (often garbled),
crowned and mantled bust facing, trefoil or \\|/ pattern on crown, holding mappa and eagle-tipped sceptre
REV: Large M, ANNO to left, cross above, regnal year to right (XII (12)), officina B below, mintmark THEUP
SRukkeNov 28, 2020
Heraclius Heraclius Constantine and HeraclonasHeraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas, Gold Solidus, Constantinople 9th Officina (Unlisted), 636 - 637 AD, 4.359g, 20.3mm, 180°
Hahn MIB 48; SBCV 767; DOC II part 1, 41 (9th officina not listed); Morrisson BnF -; Wroth BMC -; Tolstoi -; Ratto -,
OBV: Heraclius with long beard and mustache between his sons, Heraclonas on left and Heraclius Constantine on right,
all stand facing, each wears crown and chlamys and holds globus cruciger in right
REV: VICTORIA AVGu Θ (victory of the Emperor, 9th officina), cross potent on three steps, Heraclian monogram left, IB Monogram right. Rare from this officina
EX: Ray Nouri collection
EX: Forvm Ancient Coins

In 632, Heraclonas, Heraclius younger son, was designated Caesar and added to the coinage.
Heraclonas was seven years old. The Heraclian monogram on the reverse replaces the more typical obverse inscription.
SRukkeNov 27, 2020
Philip II Liberalitas RIC IV 267Philip II Sestertius, 28mm, 19.4g, 248 AD, Rome, , Cohen 18, RIC IV 267
OBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back
REV: LIBERALITAS AVGG III, SC in ex., Philip I and II seated left on curule chairs, extending right hands, Philip I, nearest the viewer also holds short scepter downwards.
SRukkeOct 30, 2020
Justinian I 40 Nummi SB 163JUSTINIAN I, Follis, Constantinople, 527 - 565 AD, 41mm, 23.2g, DOC I 37d; MIB I 95; SB 163
OBV: DN IVSTINIANVS PP AVG, helmeted, cuirassed bust facing, holding cross on globe and long sceptre, cross to right
REV: I; ANNO to left, XII to right (regnal year 12) cross above, Officina below M, CON in exergue

Huge Coin
SRukkeOct 28, 2020
Justin II and Sophia SB 360Justin II and Sophia, 565 - 578 AD, Follis, Constantinople, 33.33mm, 14.55g,
OBV: DN IVSTI - NVS PP AV, nimbate figures of Justin and Sophia seated facing on double throne, holding globus cruciger and cruciform scepter
REV: Large M, ANNO to left, çII to right (4 over 2 so year 6), A below (1st officina) CON in exergue, Star above?
SRukkeOct 25, 2020
Pontus Amisos Perseus and MedusaPontus Amisos, 109 - 89 BC (approx.), 29mm, 18.44g, SNG Copenhagen 137, SNG BM Black Sea 1166 - 69,
OBV: Helmeted head of Athena right, wearing triple crested helmet decorated with Griffin
REV: AMI-ΣOY, Perseus standing facing, holding harpa and Medusa's head
Medusa's body at his feet, monograms in fields
adjustment marks on obverse and reverse
SRukkeOct 23, 2020
Thrace Diobol Corinthian Helmet WheelThrace silver diobol, Thrace Mesembria, 450 - 350 BC, 11.37mm, 1.29g, SNGBMC 268
Obv. Crested Corinthian helmet facing.
Rev. Spiked wheel in which META.
SRukkeOct 18, 2020
Salonina Concordia RIC Va 63Salonina, AE Antoninianus (wife of Gallienus), Asian Mint, 21mm, 3.8g, RIC Va 63,
OBV: CORN SALONINA AVG, diademed bust right, draped on a crescent
REV: CONCORDIA AVGG, Gallienus and Salonina facing and clasping hands, Antioch mint, 255-258 AD (joint reign),
1 commentsSRukkeOct 17, 2020
Theodosius I Victory RIC 86bTheodosius I, Constantinople, 1.3g, 13mm, RIC IX 86b,
OBV: THEODO-SIVS PF AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory advancing left, holding trophy over right shoulder,
dragging captive, Chi-rho in left field, CONSA in exergue
SRukkeOct 17, 2020
Guy II Athens Crusader DenierCrusaders States, Duchy of Athens, Guy (Gui) de la Roche, 1287 - 1308, Silver Denier, 19.06mm, 0.51g, Metcalf 1078
OBV: GVI DVX ATENES (Grand Duke of Athens), cross pattée
REV: ThEBANI CIVIS (City of Thebes), chateau
SRukkeOct 12, 2020
Lorenzo Tiepolo Venezia Italian StatesLorenzo Tiepolo, Silver Grosso, 1268 - 1275. Silver Grosso. 20.32mm, 1.76g, Paolucci 1; Papadopoli 1; Biaggi 2778
OBV: L A TEVPL S M VENETI DVX, Doge & St. Mark standing, holding a banner between them
REV: Nimbused figure of Christ Pantokrator, sitting on a high-backed throne, IC [-] XC to left and right

SRukkeOct 12, 2020
Ivan Aleksander Christ Y&P 74-80Ivan Aleksander, Silver Grosh, 1331 - 1371 AD, Bulgaria, 21.46mm, 1.36g,
OBV: Christ standing with hands raised, at his head IC – XC
REV: Ivan and Michael Asen IV standing facing, each holding scepter, banner between
SRukkeOct 12, 2020
Maurice Tiberius 40 Nummi ConstantinopleMaurice Tiberius, Byzantine Follis, AD 588 - 589, Constantinople, 12.1g, 32mm, Officina A, Year 7, MIBEC 67D, MIBE 67d; DOC 30a; Sear 494
OBV: DN MAVRICI TIBERI PP AVG, Helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding globus cruciger
REV: M Center ANNO to left, Regnal Year 7 to right, Cross above, A between M, CON below
SRukkeOct 05, 2020
Alexius III Comnenus SB 2011Alexius III Angelus Comnenus, 1195 - 1203 AD, Constantinople, BI Aspron Trachy, SB 2011,
OBV: IC-XC to left and right of Christ, nimbate, bust facing, right hand raised, holding scroll in left
REV: ALEZIOC DECP O KWNTANTI, 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
SRukkeSep 13, 2020
Thrace Apollonia Pontika Gorgon SNG 160Thrace, Apollonia Pontika Silver Drachm, 450 - 400 BC, 14.80mm, 2.69g, Apollonia 45, SNG BM Black Sea 160–1
OBV: Gorgoneion facing with wild hair and a protruding tongue
REV: Anchor, Crawdad left, A right
SRukkeSep 13, 2020
Manual I Comnenus Sear 1965Manual I, Billon aspron trachy, Constantinople, 1143 - 1180, 29.37mm, 2.14g, Sear 1965, Dumbarton Oaks IV 12g
OBV: MP to left, theta V to right of Mary enthroned, facing, nimbate and wearing pallium and maphorium
REV: MANUHL DECPOTHC, Manuel standing facing wearing divitision and chlamys,
bearded and crowned, holding labarum and cross on globe
SRukkeSep 13, 2020
Ivan Aleksander Christ Y&P 74-80Ivan Aleksander, Silver Grosh, 1331 - 1371 AD, Bulgaria, 19.98mm, 1.48g, Y&P 74-80.
Christ standing with hands raised
Ivan and Mihail standing facing, each holding scepter, banner between
SRukkeSep 13, 2020
Gordian III Victory RIC IV 262Gordian III, Sestertius, Rome, 238 – 239 AD, 31mm,  18.25g, RIC IV 262,
OBV: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, laureate, draped, cuirassed, bust
REV: VICTORIA AVG S C: Victory, winged, draped, advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm in left hand
SRukkeSep 12, 2020
Maximus as Caesar Biga of SerpentsMaximus as Caesar under Maximinus, Phrygia, Bruzus, 235-238 AD, 26mm, 5.7g, SNG von Aulock 3526, RPC VI 5626 (temporary),
OBV: ΓIOY OYH MAΞIMOCK, Bareheaded and cuirassed bust right
REV: ΒΡΟVΖΗΝΩΝ (retrograde ΗΝΩΝ), Demeter, holding torch in each hand, in biga right drawn by winged serpents
1 commentsSRukkeAug 31, 2020
Marcus Junius BrutusMarcus Junius Brutus, Koson Gold Stater, 44 - 42 B.C., military mint, 8.35g, 18.6mm, die axis 0.
IGC MS64 (Thracian kings, 4663810124), BMCRR II p. 474, 48, RPC I 1701A (Thracian Kings), BMC Thrace p. 208, 1 (same), SNG Cop 123 (Scythian Dynasts)
OBV: Roman consul L. Junius Brutus (traditional founder of the Republic) in center, accompanied by two lictors, KOΣΩN in exergue, BR (Brutus) monogram left
REV: eagle standing left on scepter, wings open, raising wreath in right talon
EX: Forum Ancient Coins, American Rare Coins (Ridge, NY)

This type, traditionally attributed to an otherwise unknown Dacian or Sythian king Koson, was struck by Brutus, c. 44 - 42 B.C.,
with gold supplied by the Senate to fund his legions in the Roman civil war against Mark Antony and Octavian.
The obverse imitates a Roman denarius struck by Brutus in 54 B.C. depicting his ancestor L. Junius Brutus, the traditional founder of the Roman Republic.
The reverse imitates a Roman denarius struck by Pomponius Rufus in 73 B.C. The meaning of the inscription "KOΣΩN" is uncertain.
KOΣΩN may have been the name of a Dacian king who supplied mercenary forces to Brutus, or BR KOΣΩN may have been intended to mean "[of] the Consul Brutus."
1 commentsSRukkeAug 18, 2020
Severus Alexander Providentia RIC 250Severus Alexander, Denarius, 232 AD, 2.6g, 19mm, RIC 4b 250, SEAR 7922
OBV: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, Laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder
REV: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providence standing left, holding corn ears over modius and anchor
Very dark toning
SRukkeAug 09, 2020
Constantine I Jupitor RIC VII 7 AntiochConstantine I, Antioch, Follis, 313 - 314 AD, RIC VII 7 Antioch,
REV: IOVI CONSER-VATORI AVGG, Jupiter standing left,
chlamys across left shoulder, holding victory on globe and sceptre,
eagle with wreath in left field, wreath over Γ over III in right field
ANT in exergue
Rated Extremely Rare (RIC R5)
SRukkeMay 19, 2020
Delmatius Gloria Exercitus RIC VII 141 IDelmatius, Constantinople, 335 - 337 AD, 17mm, 1.4g, RIC VII 141, I, Sear 16898,
OBV: FL DELMATIVS NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them with O on banner
CONSI in exergue
Rated R1 in RIC
SRukkeMay 19, 2020
Constantinople Comm Victory Nicomedia RIC VII 196Constantinople City Commemorative, 330 - 333 AD, 19mm, 3.4g, RIC VII 196 Nicomedia
OBV: CONSTAN-TINOPOLI, Bust of Constantinopolis, laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, left, holding reversed spear in right hand
REV: Victory standing facing, head left, foot on prow, wings spread, holding scepter, resting left hand on shield
SMN Delta (Possibly SMH)
SRukkeMay 17, 2020
Maximianus Jupitor RIC VI 15b EMaximianus, Follis, Cyzicus, 295 - 299 AD, 3.5g, 22mm, RIC VI 15b E,
OBV: IMP C MA MAXIMIANVS P F AVG - Laureate head right
REV: CONCORDIA MILITVM, emperor standing right receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter, K Epsilon in lower centre
SRukkeMay 17, 2020
Theodosius II Concordia RIC X 100Theodosius II, Antioch, Centenionalis, 401 - 403 AD, RIC X 100, Sear 21188,
OBV: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, Diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing slightly right,
holding spear and shield decorated with cross
REV: CONCORDIA AVGG / ANT Γ.Concordia seated facing, foot set on prow,
holding sceptre and Nike
SRukkeMay 17, 2020
Aelia Flacilla Double Struck RIC IX 82 ConstantinopleAelia Flaccilla, Constantinople, 5g, 24mm, RIC IX Constantinople 82
OBV: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG, diademed & draped bust right
REV: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Empress standing facing, arms folded
over chest, cross to right, mintmark CONSE
Rated Scarce in RIC

Double Struck
SRukkeMay 16, 2020
Aelia Flacilla Victory RIC IX 54 AntiochAelia Flaccilla, Antioch, 3g, 16mm, RIC IX Antioch 54 Unlisted officina
OBV: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG, draped bust right with elaborate headdress,
REV: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory seated right, writing chi-rho on shield
resting on small column.
ANTΓ in exergue. Listed as rare with an Epsilon mint mark.
This is unlisted with this mintmark.
The fields do not appear to have any marks which is also unusual for the type.
SRukkeMay 16, 2020
Constantine I Sol RIC VI 893Constantine I, Follis, Trier, 310 - 313 AD, 3.3g, 21mm, RIC VI 893
OBV: CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate cuirassed bust right
REV: SOLI INVICTO COMITI, radiate draped bust of Sol right, seen from behind, no mintmark
Rated Scarce
SRukkeMay 16, 2020
Constantinople Comm Barb HybridConstantinople & Rome City Commemorative Imitation Hybrid, 330 - 354 AD, 0.9g, 14mm,  
OBV: CONSTAN-NOPOLIS [sic] laureate, helmeted & mantled bust left holding scepter  
REV: She-wolf standing left, head right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus,
two stars above with simple palm branch between them; PRT in exergue

Unusual barbarous hybrid with a Constantinople obverse and Rome reverse
SRukkeMay 16, 2020
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