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20 viewsDenarius - 42 BC.
P. CLODIVS M.f. - Gens Claudia
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind
Rev.: Diana "Lucifera" standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand; P CLODIVS right, M F on left.
Gs. 3,3 mm. 19x18
Craw. 494/23, Sear RCV 492

Maxentius
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14 viewsDenarius. - 62 BC. - Rome mint
L. SCRIBONIVS LIBO - Gens Scribonia
Ob.: Head of Bonus Eventus right, with broad diadem. LIBO behind, BON EVENT before
Rev.:Puteal Scribonianum ornamented with two lyres, hammer and festoons. PVTEAL above, SCRIBON below.
Gs. 3,7 mm. 19,55
Craw. 416/1a, Sear RCV 367, Grueber 3377

Maxentius
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6 Maximinus II43 viewsANTIOCH
Semi-autonomous issue under Maximinus II, ca. 310 AD

GENIO ANTOCHENI - Genius of Antioch seated, facing; Orontes swimming below / APOLLONI SANCTO, Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre.

'The last civic coinages and the religious policy of Maximinus Daza', J. van Heesch. c.310 (Antioch).
Sosius
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Kingdom of Bithynia. Prusias II7 viewsAE22, 4.85 grams
228-149 BC.
Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy-wreath
ΒΑΖΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟYΣΙΟΥ, centaur Chiron walking right, playing lyre, monogram beneath leg
HGC 7, 629; Rec gén 26;
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P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus32 viewsMoneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus. 42 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.89 g, 1h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre behind / Diana Lucifera standing right, bow and quiver on her shoulder, holding torch in each hand. Crawford 494/23; CRI 184; Sydenham 1117; Claudia 15. Good VF, toned, a few minor scratches beneath the toning.

From the RAJ Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 914993 (2012 NYINC); Sincona 4 (25 October 2011), lots 4160 or 4161 (part of), includes ticket from a French Collectio
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Time of Maximinus II18 viewsAnonymous
Antioch mint
GENIO ANTIOCHENI
Antioch seated facing, Orontes swimming below
APOLLONI SANCTO
Apollo standing left holding patera and lyre
-/A//SMA
van Heesch 3
mauseus
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22 viewsROME
PB Tessera (22mm, 5,26 g, 12 h)
Apollo standing facing, holding lyre
Caduceus
Rostowzew 2019

Ex Artcoins Roma Electronic Auction 5 (29 May 2012), lot 247 (part of)
Ardatirion
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37 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 4.49 g, 12h)
Apollo standing facing, holding lyre
Clasped hands within wreath
Rostovtsev -; Scholz 382 (this coin)

Ex Trau Collection
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(0253) GALLIENUS43 views253 - 268 AD
AE 23 mm 5.43 g
O: ΠOΛIKEΓΓAΛΛIIINOCCEB Radiate draped bust right, behind head is unknown flowing or draped object
R: [NIKA]-I-EΩN Apollo seated, playing lyre, resting right elbow on column.
Nicaea, Bithynia
SNG von Aulock 7085
laney
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(06) NERO26 views54 - 68 AD
Æ 21.5 mm; 5.94 g
O: Bare head left
R: Apollo Kitharoidos standing right, holding lyre.
IONIA, Miletos; RPC I 2714.
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001 - Augustus Denarius - RIC 171a 66 viewsObv:– AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Bare head right
Rev:– IMP X either side of Apollo Citharoedus standing left with lyre, ACT in exe,
Minted in Lugdunum. 15 - 13 B.C.
Reference:– BMC 461. RIC I Augustus 171a. RSC 144.

Weight 3.76g. 18.32mm.
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0021 - Denarius Augustus 15-13 BC45 viewsObv/AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Augustus head, bare, r.
Rev/IMP X, Apollo Citharoedus in long drapery, standing l., r. holding plectrum, l. lyre, ACT in ex.

Ag, 19.0mm, 3.46g
Mint: Lugdunum.
RIC I/171a [C] - RCV 1611 - BMCRE 416 - BMCRR Gaul 175 - RSC 144 - Calicó 828
ex-Meister & Sonntag, auction S2, lot 207
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0051 - Denarius Scribonia 62 BC46 viewsObv/Diademed head of Bonus Eventus r., behind LIBO, before BON EVENT.
Rev/Well-head ornamented with garland and two lyres, tong at base, PVTEAL above, SCRIBON below.

Ag, 19.5mm, 3.42g
Moneyer: L Scribonius Libo.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 416/1b [dies o/r: 206/229] - Syd. 928 - Calicó 1247 - BMCRR Rome 3382 - RSC Scribonia 8-8b - RCV 367.
ex-Valencia Coin Fair, 29 feb 2008
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0085 - Denarius Septimius Severus 195 AC34 viewsObv/L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V, laureate head of Septimius r.
Rev/PM TR P III COS II PP, Apollo standing l. holding patera and lyre.

Ag, 18.0mm, 2.81g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVa/59 [S] - BMCRE V/110 var. (note p.39) - Cohen 389
ex-CGB, art #brm_079892
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0141 - Denarius Julia 103 BC33 viewsObv/ Helmeted head of Mars r.; above, control mark C; behind, CAESAR.
Rev/ Venus in biga of Cupids l., holding sceptre and reins; above control mark C; below, lyre; L IVLI L F in ex.

Ag, 17.0 mm, 4.09 g
Mint: Roma.
Moneyer: L. Iulius Caesar.
RRC 320/1 [dies o/r: 92/92] - Syd. 593a - RSC Julia 4
ex-Artemide Aste, auction 9E, lot 9194
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014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-18, Lydia, Apollonoshieron, RPC I 3045, Apollo standing front,148 views014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-18, Lydia, Apollonoshieron, RPC I 3045, Apollo standing front,
avers: NEΡΩN KAICAΡ CEBACTOC, laureate head right
revers: AΠOΛΛΩNI/EΡEITΩN, Apollo standing front, head right, holding patera in right hand and resting with left on lyre.
exe: -/-//--, diameter:18,0mm, weight: 3,04g, axis: 6h
mint: Lydia, Apollonoshieron, date: 54-68 AD., ref: RPC I 3045; BMC 8-9; SNG Cop 33.
Q-001
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027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), Lycia, BMC-11, SGI 1046, AR-Drachm, Οwl and two lyres, 83 views027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), AR-Drachm, Lycia, BMC-11, SGI 1046, Οwl and two lyres,
avers:- AVT-KAIC-NEP-TPAIANOC-CEB-ΓERM, Laureate head right.
revers:- ΔHMEΞ-YΠAT•B, Οwl standing right, one leg on each of two lyres, pellet between.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight:2,70g, axis: 7h,
mint: Lycia, date: 98-99 A.D., ref: BMC-11, SGI 1046, SNG von Aulock 4268,
Q-001
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0063B, Rome, AR-Denarius, APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo standing left,68 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0063B, Rome, AR-Denarius, APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo standing left,
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-COS-III, Laureate head right.
revers:- APOLLINI-AVGVSTO, Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 2,44g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 140-143 A.D., ref: RIC-III-63B-p-33, C-60,
Q-001
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039 - Nerva Ar Drachm - SNG Cop. 4424 viewsObv:–AVTOKPAT NEPOYAC KAICAP CEBACT, Laureate bust right; L-Y across field
Rev:– YPATOY TRITOY, Two lyres (chelyes), owl above
Minted in Lycia, Lycian League. A.D. 97
Reference:– SNG Cop. 44; SNG von Aulock 4266; BMC Lycia p. 39, 6
 
Some surface lamination issues.
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 254, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Apollo standing left, #1153 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 254, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Apollo standing left, #1
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Laureate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVIII-COS-IIII-P-P, Apollo standing left, holding branch and lyre on column.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 3,21g, axis: 01h,
mint: Rome, date: 215 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-254, p-248, C-282,
Q-001
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 254, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Apollo standing left, #2300 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 254, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Apollo standing left, #2
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Laureate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVIII-COS-IIII-P-P, Apollo standing left, holding branch and lyre on column.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 3,30g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 215 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-254, p-248, C-282,
Q-002
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053. 2'nd Jewish (bar Kokhba) Revolt.16 viewsZuz (denarius), attributed to Year 3 (134-35 AD).
Obverse: (Shim'on) / Bunch of Grapes.
Reverse: (For the Freedom of Jerusalem) / Lyre with three strings.
3.19 gm., 18.5 mm.
Mildenberg #205.19 (this coin); Hendin #734.

This coin likely started out as a denarius of one of the Roman emperors between Vespasian and Hadrian. Many coins of the Second Jewish Revolt show traces of the earlier Roman coin. This coin is no exception, and traces of the previous coin can be seen on the obverse in and around the bunch of grapes.

The bunch of grapes on the obverse is an ancient symbol of blessing and fertility. As such it occasionally appears on ancient coins of other areas besides this series. Given the messianic nature of the Bar Kokhba revolt, the bunch of grapes takes on added significance because in Jewish prophetic literature, grapes (and the vine or vineyard) are often symbolic of the restoration of Israel, or even symbolic of Israel itself.

The lyre on the reverse is associated with temple worship, as are trumpets, which are also found on coins of the Bar Kokhba Revolt. King David is mentioned as playing a lyre, and there are numerous Biblical references to praising the Lord with the lyre and trumpets. (The word "kinnor," sometimes translated as "harp," is really a type of lyre.) Even today the lyre is an important Jewish symbol and the state of Israel has chosen to portray it on the half New Israeli Sheqel coin.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 34517 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo standing left, patera in right hand, lyre in left
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Ref:– RIC 345

2.84g. 18.85mm. 180o
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 34521 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo standing left, patera in right hand, lyre in left
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC 345 (Rated R).
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 34513 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo standing left, patera in right hand, lyre in left
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Ref:– RIC 345
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 34515 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo standing left, patera in right hand, lyre in left
Minted in Alexandria. A.D. 194
Ref:– RIC 345
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 238a19 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate bust right
Rev:– P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Apollo seated left, holding branch and leaning on lyre
Minted in Rome. A.D. 213.
Reference:– RIC 238a. RCV02 6831. RSC 242.
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 25432 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate head right
Rev:– P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Apollo standing left, holding branch and leaning on lyre.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 215.
Reference:– RIC 254. RCV02 6835. RSC 282.
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066 B.C., Q. Pomponius Músa, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 410/7c, Rome, Terpsichore standing right, Q•POMPONI MVSA, #1176 views066 B.C., Q. Pomponius Músa, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 410/7c, Rome, Terpsichore standing right, Q•POMPONI MVSA, #1
avers: Laureate head of Apollo right, turtle behind.
reverse: Q•POMPONI MVSA, Terpsichore (Muse of Dance) standing right, holding plectrum and lyre.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 2,58g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 66B.C., ref: Crawford-410/7c, Sydenham-820, Pomponia 18,
Q-002
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0684 Hadrian AS Roma 125-28 AD Lyre32 viewsReference.
RIC 684; BMC 1354; Strack 625; van Heesch 148/5; CRS 25; McAlee 546; RPC III, 3757

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

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right, seen from rear.

Rev. COS III
Lyre; in field, l. and r., S C

9.62 gr
24 mm
6h
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 301a, AE-Sestertius, Rome, -/-//SC, P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo enthroned left, #178 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 301a, AE-Sestertius, Rome, -/-//SC, P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo enthroned left, #1
avers: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo enthroned left, holding the olive branch and resting arm on the lyre, SC belove.
exergue: -/-//SC, diameter: 28,0-29,0mm, weight: 20,61g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 240-241 A.D., ref: RIC IV-III 301a, C-240,
Q-001
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0757 THRACE, Sestos, Hadrian, Lyre19 viewsReference.
RPC III, 757; McClean 4180; Varbanov 2982.

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. СΗСΤΙωΝ
Lyre

2.88 gr
16 mm
5h
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0757 THRACE, Sestos, Hadrian, Lyre9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 757; McClean 4180; Varbanov 2982.

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. СΗСΤΙωΝ
Lyre

2.76 gr
17 mm
12h
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0757 THRACE, Sestos, Hadrian, Lyre9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 757; McClean 4180; Varbanov 2982.

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. СΗСΤΙωΝ
Lyre

2.48 gr
15 mm
12h
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081 Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 146, Rome, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Rare!, #1,86 views081 Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 146, Rome, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Rare!, #1,
avers:- Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting elbow on lyre.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21-22 mm, weight: 3,80 g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Rome, date: 251 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-146, p-139, C-,
Q-001
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081 Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 146, Rome, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Rare!, #2,66 views081 Herennius Etruscus (251 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 146, Rome, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Rare!, #2,
avers:- Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, Radiate, draped bust right.
revers:- PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting elbow on lyre.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,48g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 251 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-146, p-139, C-,
Q-001
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086a Macrianus II. AR antoninianus17 viewsobv: IMP P CFVL MACRIANVS PF AVG rad. cuir. bust r.
rev: AP_OLINI CONSERVA Apollo std.l. holding laur. branch, l. hand on lyre-no star
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086b Macrianus II. AR antoninianus33 viewsobv: IMP CFVL MACRIANVS PF AVG rad. cuir. bust r.
rev: APOLINI CONSERVA Apollo std. l. holding laur. branch, l. hand on lyre
ex: *
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087 - Gordian denarius - RIC 11418 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped bust right
Rev:– P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting elbow on lyre
Minted in Rome. A.D. 241-243.
Reference:– RIC 114. RSC 238
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087 - Gordian III Antoninianus - RIC 08841 viewsObv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– P M TR P IIII COS II P P, Apollo seated left., holding a branch and resting on a lyre set on a pedestal
Minted in Rome. Fourth Issue, A.D. 241 – A.D.243
Reference:– Van Meter 38/1, RIC 88, RSC 250
Weight 4.24 gms
Dimensions 22.35mm
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087 Quietus. AR-bill antoninianus37 viewsobv: IMP C FVL QUIETVS PF AVG rad. drp.cuir. bust r. seen from behind
rev: APOLINI CONSERVA Apollo std. l. holding branch, l. hand on lyre
ex: *
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088 Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), RIC V-I 072A, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, APOLINI CONSERVA, Apollo standing left, #1115 views088 Valerian I. (253-260 A.D.), RIC V-I 072A, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, APOLINI CONSERVA, Apollo standing left, #1
avers: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, Radiate and draped bust right.
reverse: APOLINI CONSERVA, Apollo standing left holding branch and lyre on the rock.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 2,98g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 256-57A.D., ref: RIC V-I 072A, p-44, C-17, Göbl-72c, Sear 9925,
Q-001
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09. Gordian III / RIC 114.11 viewsDenarius, 240 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Laureate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: P M TR P III COS II P P / Apollo seated, resting left arm on lyre, and holding a laurel branch.
3.07 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #114; Sear #8679.
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1) The Caesarians: Clodius56 viewsP. Clodius M.f. Turrinus
42 B.C. AR denarius (19.4 mm, 3.51 g, 2 h). Rome.
Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre behind / ·M·F·, P·CLODIVS, Diana Lucifera standing right, holding two long torches.
Crawford 494/23; CRI 184; Sydenham 1117; RSC 15. gFine.
Ex Agora Auctions #1 - Nov 2013
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103 B.C., L. Julius L.f. Caesar, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 320/1, Rome, Venus in biga of Cupids left,127 views103 B.C., L. Julius L.f. Caesar, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 320/1, Rome, Venus in biga of Cupids left,
avers: Helmeted head of Mars left, behind, CAESAR, above, control mark. The controlmark is retrograde Q which was heretofore unknown (by forarr).
reverse: Venus in biga of Cupids left, holding sceptre and reins, above, control mark, below, lyre, in exergue: L•IVLI•L•F•.
exergue: -/-//L•IVLI•L•F•, diameter: 19mm, weight: 2,99g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 103 B.C., ref: Crawford 320/1, Sydenham 593a., Julia 4a.,
Q-001
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105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1172, RIC V-I 009, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, APOLLINI CONS, -/H//--, Bust-D2, Apollo standing left, #1114 views105 Quintillus (270 A.D.), T-1172, RIC V-I 009, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, APOLLINI CONS, -/H//--, Bust-D2, Apollo standing left, #1
avers: IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from the rear (D2).
reverse: APOLLINI CONS, Apollo standing left, holding the olive branch in right hand and lyre which rests on a rock in left hand, H in right field. (8th officina). (Apollo 2).
exergue: -/H//--, diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 2,86g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, off-8, iss-1, date: 270 A.D., ref: RIC V-I 009, RIC-Temp-1172, Sear 11434.
Q-001
quadrans
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122 - Claudius II Gothicus Ant. - RIC -29 viewsObv:– IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– APPOLINI CONS, Apollo standing left, holding laurel branch and lyre on rock
Minted in Rome (_ | H).
Reference(s) – Cohen -. RIC Unlisted (APPOLINI CONS listed with IMP CLAVDIVS AVG, this legend listed with APPOLI CONS!)
maridvnvm
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1333 - L. Scribonius Libo, Denarius65 viewsRome mint, 62 BC
BON EVENT LIBO, head of Bonus Eventus right
PVTEAL SCRIBON, the puteal scribonianum, ornamented with garland between two lyres and hammer
3.95 gr
Ref : RCV # 367, RSC, Scribonia # 8a
Potator II
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1334 - L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus and L. Scribonius Libo, Denarius54 viewsRome mint, 62 BC
PAVLLUS LEPIDVS CONCORD, diademed and draped bust of concordia right
PVTEAL SCRIBON above and LIBO below the puteal scribonianum, ornamented with garland between two lyres and hammer
3,11 gr - 19/20 mm
Ref : RCV #368, RSC, Aemilia #11
From the E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection
2 commentsPotator II
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE as - struck 145-161 AD39 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III (laureate head right)
rev: - / S.C. (Apollo standing left, holding patera & lyre)
ref: RIC III 824, C.748 (6frcs)
9.23gms, 25mm
Scarce
berserker
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1395 Hadrian, Cistophorus PHRYGIA, Hierapolis Apollo standing21 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1395; Metcalf 53; BMCRE 1054; RIC 482

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Bare headed and draped bust right

Rev. COS III
Apollo wearing the robe of a citharoedus holding lyre in left and plectrum in right.

10.19 gr
26.50 mm
6h
okidoki
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 191 AD37 viewsobv: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT P P (laureate head right)
rev: APOL PAL P M TR P XVI COS VI (Apollo attired in the stola, holding the plectrum in the right hand and resting his left on the lyre, which surmounts on a short column)
ref: RIC III 218 (S), C.24 (8frcs)
mint: Rome
2.7gms, 17mm
Scarce

Apollini Palatino – this coin has reference to the temple, which Emperor Augustus erected at Rome, in honour of his guardian divinity in the Palatium. This temple was destroyed by fire during the reign of Julian the Apostate.
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180 Septimius Severus107 viewsSeptimus Severus Denarius. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII, laureate head right / APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo standing left with patera & lyre. Rome mint RIC 40, RSC 42, BMC 78 ex DS
5 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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194-195 AD - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS AR denarius26 viewsobv: L.SEPT.SEV.PERT.AVG.IMP.IIII (laureate head right)
rev: APOLLINI AGVSTO (sic!) (Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre)
ref: RIC IVi 40 (S), C.42 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
2.30gms, 17mm
Scarce

The reverse legend is APOLLINI AGVSTO instead of APOLLINI AVGVSTO.
It was in memory of the veneration rendered by Augustus to Apollo, that this coin was struck, in which the name itself of Augustus is given to that deity, who is represented in the same costume and attitude. (Numiswiki)
See also my Antoninus Pius AE As (RIC III 824)
1 commentsberserker
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195_Septimius_Severus_Dupondius_RIC_cf699_115 viewsSeptimius Severus (193 – 211 AD)
AE Dupondius, Rome, 195
L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V;
Radiate head right
APOLLINI AVGVSTO, S-C;
Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre
13,2 gr, 26 mm
Cf. RIC IVa, 699 (not listed as Dupondius); BMC V, p. 140*; C. 46
Ex Albrecht Marquis Kubinsky von Hohenkubin Collection, formed circa early 1900s
ga77
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23527 viewsMaximinus I 235-8 AD
AE 28mm
Anchialus in Thrace
Apollo standing left leaning on lyre on top of a short column
mauseus
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251a8 viewsHostilian 251 AD
Anazarbus in Cilicia
AE 22mm
Obv "ΓΑΙ ΟΥ ΟϹ ΜƐϹ ΚΥΙΝΤΟϹ ΚΑΙ"
Draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "ΑΝΑΖΑΡΒΟΥ ƐΝΔ ΜΗΤ, ΘΞϹ"
Apollo standing l., legs crossed, holding branch, resting on lyre on column
Ziegler 754, RPC 1497
mauseus
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253a7 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AE as
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG"
Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev "APOLINI CONSERVA SC"
Apollos standing left holding branch and resting lyre on rock
RIC 190
mauseus
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253a5 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AE sestertius
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG"
Laureate cuirassed bust right
Rev "APOLINI CONSERVA SC"
Apollos standing left holding branch and resting lyre on rock
RIC 152
mauseus
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27010 viewsQuintillus 270 AD
AE antoninianus
Rome Mint
IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
APOLLINI CONS
Apollo standing left with lyre at feet to right
-/H//-
RIC 9
mauseus
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2709A PAMPHYLIA, Sillyum Hadrian AE 18 Apollo standing14 viewsExtremely rare

Reference.
RPC 3, --; SNG von Aulock -

Obv. [ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ] ΑΔΡΙΑΝ?
laureate head, cuirassed, seen from front

Rev. СΙΛΛΥΕωΝ
Apollo standing right with lyre.

4.56 gr
17.5 mm
12h

Note.
Naville Numismatics Ltd
Auction 25 Lot 255
okidoki
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29. Trebonianus Gallus.56 viewsAntoninianus, ca 252 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES VIB TREB GALLVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gallus.
Reverse: APOLL SALVTARI / Apollo standing, holding branch and a lyre set on a rock.
3.82 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #32; Sear #9627.

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

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

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

Coins with the reverse legend APOLL SALVTARI (“Apollo the Healer”) exist on coins of Trebonianus Gallus, Volusian, Aemilian, and Valerian I. This reverse type is certainly to be interpreted as an appeal to Apollo for deliverance from the plague that was spreading through the Empire at this time.
3 commentsCallimachus
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3) The Tyrannicides: Brutus14 viewsMarcus Junius Brutus
AR denarius, 42 BC
Military mint traveling with Brutus in Lycia.

LEIBERTAS, bare head of Libertas right, Deep banker's mark / CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO COS, Lyre between a quiver and a laurel branch.

Junia 34, Cr501/1, Syd 1287, RSC 5
RM0018
Sosius
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3. Antiochos II Theos11 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. Æ Sardis mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Lyre; monogram in right field; anchor beneath. SC 529.ecoli
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319-310 BC Philip III 25 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Drachm Colophon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:FILIPPOY ;Zeus on throne;Lyre left throne

17.20mm 4.02gm

Price P 43a
maik
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3248 CILICIA, Zephyrion Hadrian Ae 25 Apollo24 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3248; Levante 64-5

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑСΤΟС ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΕΙΤωΝ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤωΝ ΖΕΦΥΡΙωΤωΝ
Laureate head of Apollo, r.; in front, lyre

10.45 gr
25 mm
12h
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37. Gordian III / RIC 89, year V.18 viewsAntoninianus, July 242 - July 243 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: P M TR P V COS II P P / Apollo seated, holding branch and resting elbow on lyre.
4.38 gm., 23 mm.
RIC #89; Sear #8648.
Callimachus
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3754 SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Hadrian. Dichalkon 128-29 AD Lyre B above22 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 3754; McAlee 128b.

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177

Obv. ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΩΝ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕωС
Laureate and draped bust of Apollo, left.

Rev. ΕΤΟ(ΥС) ΖΟΡ
Lyre; B (above)

3.21 gr
17 mm
6h

Note.
Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection; ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser sold 20.02.1997
okidoki
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3755 SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Hadrian. Dichalkon 128-29 AD Lyre Γ above13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3755; BMC Syria 112 var (A above) (p.164) ; McAlee 128(c); Waage 427

Issue Civic bronze coins dated Year 177

Obv. ANTIOXEwN THC MHTPOΠ OΛEwC
Laureate and draped bust of Apollo left.

Rev. ETOY ZOP
Lyre (r above)

2.76 gr
16 mm
12h
okidoki
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3757 Hadrian half AS Roma 125-28 AD Lyre10 viewsReference.
RIC 684; BMC 1354; Strack 625; van Heesch 148/5; CRS 25; McAlee 546; RPC III, 3757

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

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right, seen from rear.

Rev. COS III
Lyre; in field, l. and r., S C

9.62 gr
24 mm
6h
1 commentsokidoki
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3763 Hadrian Semis, Roma 125-128 AD Lyre.15 viewsReference.
RIC 688; BMC 1359; Strack 625; van Heesch 148-9/6; CRS 31; McAlee 547; RPC III 3763

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from the back

Rev. COS III,
Lyre; S-C across fields.

4.22 gr
19 mm
6h
okidoki
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40. Gordian III / RIC 90, year VI.13 viewsAntoninianus, July 243 - July 244 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: P M TR P VI COS II P P / Apollo seated, holding branch and resting elbow on lyre.
4.56 gm., 22 mm.
RIC #90; Sear #8651.
Callimachus
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416/1a L. Scribonius Libo49 viewsL. Scribonius Libo. AR Denarius. 62 BC. (3.87g, 19.30mm) Obv: Diademed head of Bonus Eventus right, LIBO behind, BON EVENT downward before. Rev: Garlanded well-head decorated with two lyres and hammer, PVTEAL above, SCRIBON below. .
Syd 928; Scribonia 8a. Crawford 416/1a

Ex: Frank Robinson Auction

Rarely will I purchase an EF coin, but I surely do not regret adding this fine specimen.
1 commentsPaddy
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494/23 P Clodius19 viewsP Clodius. AR Denarius. 42 BC. Rev: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind. Obv: Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand, P CLODIVS right, MF on left.
Syd 1117; Claudia 15; Crawford 494/23.
Paddy
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688 Hadrian Semis, Roma 125-128 AD Lyre.21 viewsReference.
RIC 688; BMC 1359; Strack 625; van Heesch 148-9/6; CRS 31; McAlee 547; RPC III 3763

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from the back

Rev. COS III,
Lyre; S-C across fields.

4.22 gr
19 mm
6h
okidoki
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703b, Tiberius, 19 August 14 - 16 March 37 A.D., Hierapolis, Phrygia104 viewsBronze AE 16, RPC I 2966 (1 specimen), F, Phrygia, Hierapolis, 3.300g, 15.6mm, 0o; Obverse: TIBEPIOC KAISAR, laureate head right; Reverse: IERAPOLEITWN ZOSIMOS [...], Apollo Archegetes (Lairbenos) standing left, playing lyre; reverse countermarked with star of six rays, in oval punch, 2.5 x 3.5 mm, Howgego 445 (3 pcs, 1 of which from this magistrate); dark patina; very rare. Ex FORVM.

De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

TIBERIUS (A.D. 14-37)

Garrett G. Fagan
Pennsylvania State University

The reign of Tiberius Claudius Nero (b. 42 B.C., d. A.D. 37, emperor A.D. 14-37) is a particularly important one for the Principate, since it was the first occasion when the powers designed for Augustus alone were exercised by somebody else. In contrast to the approachable and tactful Augustus, Tiberius emerges from the sources as an enigmatic and darkly complex figure, intelligent and cunning, but given to bouts of severe depression and dark moods that had a great impact on his political career as well as his personal relationships. His reign abounds in contradictions. Despite his keen intelligence, he allowed himself to come under the influence of unscrupulous men who, as much as any actions of his own, ensured that Tiberius's posthumous reputation would be unfavorable; despite his vast military experience, he oversaw the conquest of no new region for the empire; and despite his administrative abilities he showed such reluctance in running the state as to retire entirely from Rome and live out his last years in isolation on the island of Capri. His reign represents, as it were, the adolescence of the Principate as an institution. Like any adolescence, it proved a difficult time.

. . . .

It is all but inevitable that any historical assessment of Tiberius will quickly devolve into a historiographical assessment of Tacitus. So masterful is Tacitus's portrayal of his subject, and so influential has it been ever since, that in all modern treatments of Tiberius, in attempting to get at the man, must address the issue of Tacitus's historiographical methods, his sources, and his rhetoric. The subject is too vast to address here, but some points are salient. Tacitus's methods, especially his use of innuendo and inference to convey notions that are essentially editorial glosses, makes taking his portrayal of Tiberius at face value inadvisable. Further, his belief in the immutable character of people -- that one's character is innate at birth and cannot be changed, although it can be disguised -- prevents him from investigating the possibility that Tiberius evolved and developed over his lifetime and during his reign. Instead, Tacitus's portrayal is one of peeling back layers of dissimulation to reach the "real" Tiberius lurking underneath.

Overall, Tiberius's reign can be said to show the boons and banes of rule by one man, especially a man as dark, awkward, and isolated as Tiberius. For the people of the provinces, it was a peaceful and well-ordered time. Governors behaved themselves, and there were no destructive or expensive wars. In the domestic sphere, however, the concentration of power in one person made all the greater the threat of misbehavior by ambitious satellites like Sejanus or foolish friends like Piso. Furthermore, if the emperor wished to remain aloof from the mechanics of power, he could do so. Administrators, who depended on him for their directions, could operate without his immediate supervision, but their dealings with a man like Sejanus could lead to disaster if that man fell from grace. As a result, although he was not a tyrant himself, Tiberius's reign sporadically descended into tyranny of the worst sort. In the right climate of paranoia and suspicion, widespread denunciation led to the deaths of dozens of Senators and equestrians, as well as numerous members of the imperial house. In this sense, the reign of Tiberius decisively ended the Augustan illusion of "the Republic Restored" and shone some light into the future of the Principate, revealing that which was both promising and terrifying.

[For the complete article please refer to http://www.roman-emperors.org/tiberius.htm]

By Garrett G. Fagan, Pennsylvania State University.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.


Hierapolis in History

Usually said to be founded by Eumenes II, king of Pergamum (197-159 BC), Hierapolis may actually have been established closer to the 4th century BC by the Seleucid kings.

The name of the city may derive from Hiera, the wife of Telephus (son of Hercules and grandson of Zeus), the mythical founder of Pergamum. Or it may have been called the "sacred city" because of the temples located at the site. (The name Pamukkale is sometimes used just to refer to the white terraces, but the modern name of the whole area is also Pamukkale.)

With Colossae and Laodicea, Hierapolis became part of the tri-city area of the Lycus River valley. Hierapolis was located across the river from the other two cities and was noted for its textiles, especially wool. The city was also famous for its purple dye, made from the juice of the madder root.

The hot springs at Hierapolis (which still attract visitors today) were believed to have healing properties, and people came to the city to bathe in the rich mineral waters in order to cure various ailments.

Hierapolis was dedicated to Apollo Lairbenos, who was said to have founded the city. The Temple of Apollo that survives in ruins today dates from the 3rd century AD, but its foundations date from the Hellenistic period.

Also worshipped at Hierapolis was Pluto, god of the underworld, probably in relation to the hot gases released by the earth (see the Plutonium, below). The chief religious festival of ancient Hierapolis was the Letoia, in honor of the the goddess Leto, a Greek form of the Mother Goddess. The goddess was honoured with orgiastic rites.

Hierapolis was ceded to Rome in 133 BC along with the rest of the Pergamene kingdom, and became part of the Roman province of Asia. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 60 AD but rebuilt, and it reached its peak in the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.

Famous natives of Hierapolis include the Stoic philosopher Epictetus (c.55-c.135 AD) and the philosopher and rhetorician Antipater. Emperor Septimus hired Antipater to tutor his sons Caracalla and Geta, who became emperors themselves.

Hierapolis had a significant Jewish population in ancient times, as evidence by numerous inscriptions on tombs and elsewhere in the city. Some of the Jews are named as members of the various craft guilds of the city. This was probably the basis for the Christian conversion of some residents of Hierapolis, recorded in Colossians 4:13.

In the 5th century, several churches as well as a large martyrium dedicated to St. Philip (see "In the Bible," below) were built in Hierapolis. The city fell into decline in the 6th century, and the site became partially submerged under water and deposits of travertine. It was finally abandoned in 1334 after an earthquake. Excavations began to uncover Hierapolis in the 19th century.

Hierapolis in the Bible

Hierapolis is mentioned only once in the Bible, when St. Paul praises Epaphras, a Christian from Colossae, in his letter to the Colossians. Paul writes that Epaphras "has worked hard for you and for those in Laodicea and in Hierapolis" (Colossians 4:12-13). Epaphras was probably the founder of the Christian community at Hierapolis.

Ancient tradition also associates Hierapolis with a biblical figure, reporting that Philip died in Hierapolis around 80 AD. However, it is not clear which Philip is menat. It could be Philip the Apostle, one of the original 12 disciples, who is said to have been martyred by upside-down crucifixion (Acts of Philip) or by being hung upside down by his ankles from a tree.

Or Philip could be Philip the Evangelist, a later disciple who helped with administrative matters and had four virgin-prophetess daughters (Acts 6:1-7; 21:8-9). Early traditions say this Philip was buried in Hierapolis along with his virgin daughters, but confusingly call him "Philip the Apostle"! In any case, it seems a prominent person mentioned in Acts did die in Hierapolis.
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/turkey/hierapolis-pamukkale.htm

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
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7266 Prusias II, 185-149 BC115 viewsBronze Æ22, 21mm, 7.08 grams, Nice VF
Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / [B]AΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY, centaur Cheiron standing right playing lyre, monogram MT. Dark green patina, photo lightened.
Ex: MediterraneanCoins GmbH
Sear 7266; BMC Pontus, pg 211, #10 and plate 38, #4; SNG Cop 638; SNG von Aulock 256.
Lawrence Woolslayer
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81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE semis - struck 85 AD 52 viewsobv: IMP DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI (bust of Apollo, draped, laureate right)
rev: lyre, S-C in field
ref: RIC II 318 (C), RSC 541 (3 frcs)
mint: 4.10gms, 21mm
Scarce

The lyre was the symbol of harmony and unity among men.
This orichalcum semis (= 2 quadrantes) was in the auction of Dr. Busso Peus, date: 3 November 2004. It’s the same what the coinarchives shows. Although in RIC this coin rate is common, I think it’s a bit scarcer.
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Abydos, Apollo/ Eagle, lyre AE912 viewsTROAS, ABYDOS. Circa 3rd century B.C. AE 1,5g, 9mm. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev: ABY Eagle standing left, lyre to left.Podiceps
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Achaean league - AR hemidrachm8 viewsMegara
c. 175-168 BC
laureate head of Zeus Amarios right
lyre above (AX) monogram, all within wreath
ΔΩ_PO
BCD Peloponessos 27.1; McClean 6431-2, Benner S. 78, 4; HGC 4, 1805
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Megara. 175-168 BC.113 views AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right / DW Monogram on left and PO Monogram on right side of Large AX monogram; above, lyre; all within laurel-wreath, tied below. Clerk 120; BCD 27.1; Benner-Megara-4.3 commentsCGPCGP
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Ae 11.8; Griffin seated r. / ΤΗΙΩΝ Four-stringed lyre in linear square15 viewsTeos, Ionia. Third - First century B C. AE 1.78g, 11.8mm. Griffin seated r. / ΤΗΙΩΝ Four-stringed lyre in linear square. SNG Copenhagen 1460. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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AE 15.4; Apollo left/ LEUKAIEWN 
Swan standing l.; lyra21 viewsLeukai (Leuce), Ionia 
350-300 B.C. AE 3.08 g. 15.4mm. Obv:
Head of Apollo laureate l. Rev: LEUKAIEWN 
Swan standing l.; lyra. Cf. BMC 157, 3; cf. Kop. 799; cf. Imh. KM 75,3. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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AE 17, Head of Apollo right/ Lyre25 viewsKolophon, Ionia, AE17. Laureate head of Apollo right / Lyre, K O at sides. Sear GCV II; 4352. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Aeolis, Aegeae, Synkletos / Lyre, AE1559 views15mm, 3.26g
obv: [IE]PA CYNKΛH[TOC]; draped bust of youthful senate right
rev: AIΓAEΩΝ; lyre

SNG Aulock -; SNG München; SNG Righetti; Lindgren -; asiaminorcoins -; acsearch -
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Aeolis, Myrina. Ae14. Time of Trajan and Hadrian, 98-138 AD.64 views
Obv: MYPI NAIΩN / laureate and draped bust of Apollo, branch before.
Rev: ЄΠI CTP AΛ.., / Lyre and branch.
Strategos AΛ...;
ancientone
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Aeolis, Myrina. AE17 20 viewsLaureate head of Apollo right / MY-PA, decorated amphora; lyre right. SNG von Aulock 1666. SNG Cop 225
16,4 mm., 3,5 gr.
Antonivs Protti
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Aigai, Aeolis, AE 16.8, Bust of Athena r. cm lyre/ ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ 
goat standing right29 viewsAIOLIS. Aigai. 2nd-1st century B.C. Æ 16.8mm, 3.85g. Head of Apollo laureate r.; countermark: Lyra 
ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ 
Goat standing r.
 BMC 96, 10. Ex Gerhard Rohde,Podiceps
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Akanthos, Macedon Obol25 viewsAR Obol
Size: 9 mm Weight: .60grams Die axis: 12h

Akanthos, Macedon
390 - 382 BCE

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right.

Reverse: Seven-stringed lyre, around which AKANΘION

Notes:
- Akanthos was a colony of the Aegean Island of Andros.
- Situated on the Chalkidike peninsula, Akanthos was an important and powerful city. The city was never willing to join the Chalkidian League, 430 – 348 BCE, a federation based on Akanthos’ rival Olynthos. The Chalkidian league’s famous lyre coinage is well known, and bears the name of magistrates rather than city epithets. Yet the use of the lyre on this coin, along with the inscription AKANΘION, indicates there was at one time some significant cooperative arrangement between Akanthos and the Chalkidian League.

Ex eBay USA, 2004
Pharsalos
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Alabanda, AE 18, Apollo/ Lyre20 viewsCaria, Alabanda, AE 18. After 168 BC, 5.35g. Obv: Head of Apollo r. Rx: Lyre. BM-15, SNG Cop-4, SNG von Aulock-2388. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm3 viewsMytilene
c. 188-170 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; lyre left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
monogram / Δ
Price 1718
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSEL
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC9 viewsSilver Drachm; Kolophon or Abydos, circa 322-319 BC.
4,19 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, dolphin upwards; in right, lyre.
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Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC6 viewsSilver Drachm; Kolophon or Abydos, circa 322-319 BC.
4,19 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, dolphin upwards; in right, lyre.
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Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Kolophon 323-319 BC61 viewsAR drachm, 16.8mm, 4.31g, aEF/VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back and feet on stool. Lyre in left field.
Price 1768, Müller 240
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander the Great, drachm19 viewsAlexander the Great. AR Drachm. Ionia, Colophon mint. Posthumous, c. 323-319 B.C.. Price 1769. Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck. Reverse: Greek inscription, Zeus on throne, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, lyre left, A under throne. Ex Forvm.Lucas H
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Alexandreia, Troas c. 164-135 B.C.12 viewsAlexandreia - Troas c. 164-135 B.C. Ae 19-21mm. 5.16g. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo facing slightly turned right. Rev: ΑΛΕ / ΞΑΝ, Lyre, whole within laurel wreath. BMC 29 ff.ddwau
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Alexandria, Troas, AE16; Apollo/ Horse feeding r.; Obv cm lyre6 viewsTroas, Alexandria, 300 B.C. 16.3mm, 4.19g. Head of Apollo laureate r.; countermark: lyre, ΑΛΕΞΑΝHorse feeding r., below, monogram. BMC 9, 5. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Ancient Greek / Alexander the Great (336 - 323) BC Drachm50 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Drachm . In the name of Alexander III. Kolophon mint. Struck under Menander or Kleitos, circa 322-319 BC.
OBVERSE : Head of Alexander, as Hercules, clad in lion’s skin.
REVERSE : Zeus Aëtophoros seated left holding eagle and scepter, Lyre before.

17.9 MM AND 4.16 GRAMS , VF . Price 1768.


From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Antioch ad Orontem 128 - 129 A.D.16 viewsCivic dichalkon, Antioch ad Orontem, Syria, Ae 15.6~15.9mm. 3.31g. Dated Year 177 Caesarean era. (AD 128-129). Obv: ANTIOXEWN MHTPOΠOΛE, laureate head of Apollo left. Rev: ETOYC ZOP A, six string lyre, star above. Butcher 274; McAlee 128 (a).ddwau
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Antioch AE3 310-311 A.D.22 viewsMint of Antioch (Antakya, Turkey), 5th officina
Obv: GENIO ANTIOCHENI. Tyche of Antioch seated facing, river-god swimming at feet.
Rev: APOLLONI SANCTO. Apollo standing left pouring from patera and holding lyre; in field right: E; in ex: SMA.
Ginolerhino
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Antioch, Syria, Civic Coinage under Nero, 59 - 60 A.D.21 viewsAntioch, Syria, Civic Coinage under Nero, 59 - 60 A.D. Ae 16.5~17.2mm. 4.60g. Antioch mint, Pseudo-autonomous issue. Obv: Diademed head of Apollo right. Rev: ANTIOXE ET HΡ (Antioch year 108 Caesarian Era), lyre. RPC I 4293, McAlee 107b.1 commentsddwau
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Antiochia ad Orontem, AE16, Artemis/ Lyre27 viewsAntiochia ad Orontem, Syria. Quasi-autonomous AE16, 59/60 A.D. (time of Nero), 15mm, 2.99g. Obv: diademed bust of Artemis right. Rev: ANTIOXE ET HP, Lyre. BMC 88, SNG Righetti 1899. Very fine, off center strike. Ex Rutten & WielandPodiceps
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Antiochos II, Theos25 viewsAE 18, Antiochos II, ca. 261-246 BC, Obv: Apollo right; Rev: BASILEWS SELEUKOU around Apollo seated on omphalos, lyre below, gF. Lindgren III, 997; Hoover HGC 9, 266 (C-S).Molinari
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Antiochos II; Sardes, Apollo/ Lyre, anchor below, AE12.810 viewsAntiochus II. 261 - 246 B.C. Sardes, Lydia. Struck at Sardes, AE 12.8mm, 2.09g; Head of Apollo laureate r. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥLyre; anchor below. Newell WSM 1357. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Antoninianus; Apollo seated with branch and leaning on lyre. RIC 897 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus. Rev. P M TR P V COS II P P, Apollo seated left holding branch and leaning on lyre. RIC 89, RSC 261 Podiceps
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ANTONINUS PIUS41 viewsAR denarius. 140-143 AD. 3,54 grs. Bare head right. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III / Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre. APOLLINI AVGVSTO.
RIC III 63B. RSC 59.
Ex Barry P Murphy.
benito
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ANTONINUS PIUS29 viewsAR denarius. 140-143 AD. 3,54 grs. Bare head right. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III / Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre. APOLLINI AVGVSTO.
RIC III 63B. RSC 59.
Ex Barry P Murphy.
benito
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Antoninus Pius 12 viewsAntoninus Pius AE Sestertius 22.5gm, RIC 598b, Sear 4199. Rome 142 AD.
Date AD 140 - AD 144
Denomination Sestertius
Mint Rome
Obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III: Bust of Antoninus Pius, laureate, draped, right
Reverse APOLLINI AVGVSTO S C: Apollo, laureate, draped to feet, standing front, head left, holding patera in right hand and lyre at shoulder in left
Ancient Aussie
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Antoninus Pius - AE sestertius6 viewsRome
140 AD
laureate head right
ANTONINVS AVG PI_VS P P TR P COS III
Apollo standing left holding lyre and patera
APOLLI_NI__AVGVSTO
S C
RIC III 598a, Cohen 62
19,40g
Johny SYSEL
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Antoninus Pius AE As. 143-161 AD. Rome. 42 views21.81 grams.
33 mm.
Antoninus Pius AE As. 143-161 AD. Rome. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head right / S-C, Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera and lyre. Cohen 748. RIC 824
Antonio Protti
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Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius95 views142 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III - Laureate head right.
Rev.: APOLLINI AVGVSTO - Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera and lyre.
RIC III 598; BMCRE 1229; Cohen 62.
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Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius39 viewsOBV:ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III
laureate head right
REV: APOLLINI AVGVSTO S-C
Apollo standing left holding lyre & patera.
Date: 142 A.D. Rome Mint
RIC 598, Cohen 62
31mm, 22.5g
1 commentsmiffy
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Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius, RIC 598, Cohen 62, BMC 122912 viewsObverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right
Reverse: APOLLINI AVGVSTO S-C, Apollo standing left holding lyre & patera. RIC 598(a), Cohen 62.
23.9 g., 33.74 mm
NORMAN K
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Antoninus Pius Apollo RIC 82456 viewsAntoninus Pius, AE As, 145 - 161 AD, Rome, Cohen 748, RIC III 824
OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head right
REV: S-C, Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera and lyre. Cohen 748.

SCARCE
Romanorvm
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 598a, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Apollo)13 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,22g, Ø 32mm, 6h). Rome, AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: APOLL[INI] AVGVSTO around, S C across field, Apollo, laureate, draped to feet, standing front, head left, holding patera and lyre.
RIC 598(a); BMCRE 1229; Cohen 62 (10 fr.); Strack 822; Banti 34 (45 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4149.
Ex CNG e-auction 350 (May 2015).
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 598b, Sestertius of AD 140-143 (Apollo)63 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.1g, Ø33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-143.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right, wearing paludamentum.
Rev.: APOLLINI AVGVSTO (around) S C (in field), Apollo, standing left, holding a lyre and a patera.
RIC 598b; Cohen 63; BMCRE IV 1231; Strack 822 (5 coll.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 35 (2 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4149
ex Alex Kalman (Philadelphia, 2003)
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 598var., Sestertius of AD 140-143 (Apollo, extremely rare left headed variety)40 viewsÆ Sestertius (27.6g, Ø33mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-143.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing left.
Rev.: APOLLINI AVGVSTO (around) S C (in field), Apollo, standing left, holding a lyre and a patera.
RIC 598 var. (head right); BMCRE IV 1929 var. (idem; footnote); Cohen 62 var. (idem); Strack 822 var. (idem); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 36 (2 spec.)
ex G. Henzen

This is a extremely rare left head variant of the Apollo sestertius. The references for RIC, Cohen and Strack are all for bust types with head right. BMCRE 1229 footnote mentions a variant with laureate head l. (Münzhandlung Basel, 22 March, 1937, lot 736), which turns out to be a different specimen struck from the same obverse die. Banti 36 reports 2 specimens of this variant, the illustrated specimen has the same obv. and rev. dies.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 598var., Sestertius of AD 140-143 (Apollo, left bust variety)23 viewsÆ Sestertius (27.6g, Ø33mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-143.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing left.
Rev.: APOLLINI AVGVSTO (around) S C (in field), Apollo, standing left, holding a lyre and a patera.
RIC 598 var. (head right); BMCRE IV 1929 var. (idem; footnote); Cohen 62 var. (idem); Strack 822 var. (idem); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 36 (2 spec.)
ex G. Henzen

This is a extremely rare left head variant of the Apollo sestertius. The references for RIC, Cohen and Strack are all for bust types with head right. BMCRE 1229 footnote mentions a variant with laureate head l. (Münzhandlung Basel, 22 March, 1937, lot 736), which turns out to be a different specimen struck from the same obverse die. Banti 36 reports 2 specimens of this variant, the illustrated specimen has the same obv. and rev. dies.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 824a, As of AD 145-146 (Apollo)35 viewsÆ As (8.8g, Ø26mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 145-146.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: S C (in field), Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre.
RIC 824a; Cohen 748
ex CNG eAuct. 234; ex CNG eAuct.95
Charles S
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Aolis Myrina30 viewsAeolis, Myrina. Æ 17mm Circa 155-145 BC. Aeolis, Myrina. Circa 155-145 BC.
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right
REV: MY- PY decorated amphora; lyre right.
11mm, 2.5g
Romanorvm
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Apollo357 viewsDenarius 194 ; 1,97 g. ; 17 mm.
Obv:- L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII His laureate head right.
Rev:- APOLLINI AVGVSTO Apollo draped standing in front, looking at left, holding a patera in the right hand and a lyre in the left.
Cohen 42, RIC 40.

This representation of apollo is probably a roman copy of a statue of Apollo citharede which we can see on Augustus and Antoninus Pius' coins too. This statue was in the temple on the Palatino.
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Apollo7 viewsAntoninus Pius
Denarius

Laureate head right, ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III
Apollo standing left, holding patera & lyre, APOLLINI AVGVSTO

RIC 63B
Blindado
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Apollo (head of), Lyre and Tripod226 viewsBythinia, Kings Prousias I., 228-185 BC. AE-27 mm, 10.14 grs. AV: Laur. head of Apollo to left. Round CM: Head of Apollo; oval CM: Lyre: rectangular CM: Tripod. RV: BASILEWS / PROUSIOU either side of Nike, left hand on a shield, the right crowning the Kings name. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Apollo (head of), Lyre and Tripod216 viewsBythinia, Kings, Prousias I., 228-185 BC. AE-27 mm, 9.82 grs. AV: Laur. head of Apollo to left. Round CM: Head of Apollo; oval CM: Lyre: rectangular CM: Tripod. RV: BASILEWS / PROUSIOU either side of Nike, left hand on a shield, the right crowning the Kings name. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Apollo kitharoidos, Vatican Museum, a 2nd-century AD colossal marble statue by an unknown Roman sculptor.89 viewsAn Apollo Citharoedus is a statue or other image of Apollo with a Kithara (lyre). Among the best-known examples is this Apollo Citharoedus of the Vatican Museums, a 2nd-century AD colossal marble statue by an unknown Roman sculptor. Apollo is shown crowned with laurel and wearing the long, flowing robe of the Ionic bard. The statue was found in 1774, with seven statues of the Muses, in the ruins of Gaius Cassius Longinus' villa near Tivoli, Italy. The sculptures are preserved in the Hall of the Muses, in the Museo Pio-Clementino of the Vatican Museums. Joe Sermarini
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Apollo Salutaris (the Rescuer)399 viewsTrebonianus Gallus 251 - 253
Antoninianus mint of Rome
obv. IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG
rev. APOLLO SALVTARI
Apollo stdg. l, holding laurel-branch in l. hand and
leaning with r. hand on lyra(?) on rock
RIC IV, 32(s); C.2
VF
Struck as gratitude for rescue from plague(?) for Apollo the Rescuer
The Lyre was invented by Hermes , made from the shell of a turtoise.
Apollo on the other hand should have always a cithara!
Jochen
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APOLLONI SANCTO. GENIO ANTIOCHENI, Tyche of Antioch/ Apollo15 viewsMaximinus II, Antioch, 310-311 AD. 16mm, 1.6g. Obverse: GENIO ANTIOCHENI; Tyche of Antioch, turreted, wearing cloak and veil, seated facing on rock; at her feet, river god Orontes. Reverse: APOLLONI SANCTO, Apollo standing left holding patera and lyre, D in field, SMA in exergue. Vagi 2954, Van Heesch, NC 1993, 66, 3a. ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Aptera, Crete - AE9 views250-67 BC
laureate head of Apollo right
lyre
A_Π
Svoronos, Numismatique 42; SNG Copenhagen 336; Traeger 11; Lindgren Coll. II 1708
Johny SYSEL
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Asia Minor, Lykia, Masikytes, Apollo, Lyre18 viewsMasikytes
Asia Minor, Lykian League
Ar Hemidrachm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev.: M-A, Lyre; tripod to right; all within incuse square.
Ag, 1.62g, 16mm
Ref.: RPC 3310, Troxell Period IV, Series 6
Ex G&M, auction 220, Lot 1388
Ex Pecunem Gitbud&Naumann auction 19, Lot 289
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Lykia, Masikytes, Augustus, lyres33 viewsAugustus
Asia Minor, Lykia, Masikytes
AR Drachm, 28-19 BC
Obv.: Λ - Y, Bare head right
Rev.: Two Lyres, Aphlaston left, Μ / A right
Ag, 19.5mm, 3.48g
Ref.: RPC 3309, SNG von Aulock 4351, Troxell, LL 150, 116 (same obv.- die)
Ex Auctiones, Auction 12 (12.6.2003), Los 383
Ex Lanz Auction 158, Lot 441
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Asia Minor, Phrygia, Laodikeia, Apollo, Crown of Isis16 viewsLaodikeia
Asia Minor, Phrygia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
AE13
Time of Tiberius, AD 10-37
Obv.: ΛAOΔIKEΩN laureate bust of Apollo right with lyre
Rev.: ΠΥΘHΣ ΠΥΘOΥ ΔIΣ, altar surmounted by headdress of Isis
AE, 13.6mm, 2.55g
Ref.: BMC Phrygia 62; SNG Cop 511; RPC I 2909
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Auguste16 viewsDenier, Lugdunum (Lyon), 3,74 g, 18,5 mm.
A/ AVGVSTVS DIVI F
Tête nue d'Auguste à droite, grènetis.
R/ IMP // X // ACT, Apollon Actien debout de face tenant un plectrum et une lyre, grènetis.
Gabalor
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Augustus146 viewsAVGVSTVS DIVI F
bare head right

IMP X ACT
Apollo standing left, plectrum in right, lyre in left hand

15 - 13 B.C. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint
3.457g, 17.8mm, die axis 255o

RIC I 171a, BMCRE I 461, RSC I 144

Ex- Forum, ex-Ancient Imports, ex-McSorley Westchester Stamp Coin Show 4 April 1976

Commemorates the battle of Actium over Antony and Cleopatra
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AUGUSTUS40 viewsAR denarius. Lugdunum 15 BC. 3,80 grs. 5h. Bare head right. AVGVSTVS DIVI F / Apollo Citharoedus of Actium, standing left, holding plectrum in right hand and and lyre in left. IMP X. In exergue ACT.
RIC 171a. RSC 144.
Ex NAC 15 . Lot 266
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AUGUSTUS49 viewsAR denarius. Lugdunum 15 BC. 3,80 grs. 5h. Bare head right. AVGVSTVS DIVI F / Apollo Citharoedus of Actium, standing left, holding plectrum in right hand and and lyre in left. IMP X. In exergue ACT.
RIC 171a. RSC 144.
NAC 15. Lot 266.
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AUGUSTUS denarius IMP X ACT334 viewsAVGVSTVS - DIVI . F
His bare head right

IMP / X // ACT
Apollo standing left, holding lyre and plectrum

This denarius refer to thr battle of ACTIUM, the greatest and most important of all the victories of Augustus

3,78 g
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Augustus Denarius RIC 171a17 viewsAugustus Denarius. 15-13 BC. AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right / IMP X either side of Apollo Citharoedus standing left with lyre, ACT in ex. RSC 144, BMC 461.Aldo
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Augustus, AR Denarius, RIC I 171a4 viewsAugustus
27 B.C. – 14 A.D.

Coin: AR Denarius, commemorating Augustus' Victory at Actium in 31 B.C.

Obverse: AVGVSTVS - DIVI ● F, Bare headed bust facing right.
Reverse: Apollo Citharoedus, standing, facing left, wearing a long Robe, holding a Plectrum in his right hand and a Lyre with his left. IMP-X across the fields, ACT in exergue.

Weight: 3.57 g, Diameter: 18 x 17.3 x 1.3 mm, Die axis: 110°, Mint: Lugdunum, struck between 15-13 B.C. Reference: RIC I 171a
Masis
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Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.54 g, 8h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 15 BC. Bare head right / Apollo Citharoedus of Actium,11 viewsAugustus. 27 BC-AD 14. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.54 g, 8h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 15 BC. Bare head right / Apollo Citharoedus of Actium, wearing long drapery, standing facing, head left, holding plectrum and lyre. RIC I 171a; Lyon 28; RSC 144. Joe Geranio Collection.Joe Geranio
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Augustus/Actium - Denarius, RIC I, 171a20 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 15-13 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: AVGUSTUS DIVI F; Bare head r.

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

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

This issue commemorates the victory over Antony and Cleopatra at the battle of Actium on 2 September, 31 BC.
Lovely toning, well centered and GVF.
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Bar Kokhba Revolt AE Middle Bronze20 viewsBar Kokhba Revolt (AD 132-135). AE middle bronze (24mm, 12.52 g, 11h). year 1 (AD 132/3). 'Simon, Prince of Israel', palm branch within wreath / 'Year One of the Redemption of Israel', wide lyre of five strings. EFOctopus Grabus
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BCC LR624 viewsLate Roman
Claudius II 268-270CE
AE Antoninianus
Obv:IMP CLAVDIVS AVG
Radiate head left
Rev:SALV-S AVG
Apollo standing left holding downward branch,
left hand resting on upright lyre.
RIC V 216 Var. (bust left) Antioch Mint.
19x20.5mm. 3.25gm. Axis:0
v-drome
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BCC LT4232 viewsLead Tessera BCC LT42
Roman, 1st-4th cent CE?
Obv: Lyre or other stringed instrument.
Rev: Serpent to right. To left: "A"
Pb 14 x 13 x 2mm. Wt: 1.68gm.
cf. Anit Hamburger #66-71.
Hamburger suggests that this type, found 6
times in her corpus, was used in relation
to private marriage festivities. The stringed
instrument, perhaps a lyre, was used in the
procession to the house of the newlyweds.
"The single serpent might then be understood
as the house snake, Agathodaimon, bringer of
fortune to the house of the newlyweds".
Ref: Anit Hamburger, Surface-Finds From
Caesarea Maritima - Tesserae, In : Excavations
at Caesarea Maritima 1975, 1976, 1979 - Final
Report Lee Levine / Ehud Netzer. Israel -
Jerusalem : The Institute of Archaeology,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
1986. - p.187-204
v-drome
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BCC LT4522 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
Late Roman 1st-4th cent.
Obv: Figure standing left, arm
draped?, branch? pointing down
in right hand. (Dionysus or Apollo
w/ lyre)? Six pointed star in left field.
Rev: Uncertain. Bust?
12x13mm. 2.33gm. Axis:?
v-drome
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Boeotia, Thespiae, AE-12, SNG Manchester 936, ΘΕΣΠΙ-ΕΩΝ Lyre, RRR !!63 viewsBoeotia, Thespiae, AE-12, SNG Manchester 936, ΘΕΣΠΙ-ΕΩΝ Lyre, RRR !!
avers:- Veiled female head to the right,
revers:- ΘΕΣΠΙ-ΕΩΝ, Lyre ( turtle-shell lyre !!!).
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5mm, weight: 2,26g, axes: 9h,
mint: Thespiae, Boeotia, date: 146-27. B.C., ref: BMC,Cent.Gr. Pl-XVI:12,13, SNG Manchester 936, RRR!!
Q-001
quadrans
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Boeotia, Thespiae, AE-16 and AE-12, SNG Manchester 937 and 936, ΘΕΣΠΙ ΕΩΝ Lyre in wreath and Turtle-shell Lyre, RR !!62 viewsBoeotia, Thespiae, AE-16 and AE-12, SNG Manchester 937 and 936, ΘΕΣΠΙ ΕΩΝ Lyre in wreath and Lyre, RR !!
avers:- Veiled female head to the right,
revers:- ΘΕΣΠΙ-ΕΩΝ, Lyre in wreath and turtle-shell lyre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16mm and 12,5mm, weight: 3,88g and 2,26g, axes: 1h and 9h,
mint: Thespiae, Boeotia, date: 146-27. B.C., ref: BMC,Cent.Gr. Pl-XVI:12,13, SNG Manchester 937and 936, RR!!
Q-001
quadrans
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Boeotia, Thespiae, AE-16, SNG Manchester 937, ΘΕΣΠΙ-ΕΩΝ Lyre in wreath, RR !!63 viewsBoeotia, Thespiae, AE-16, SNG Manchester 937, ΘΕΣΠΙ-ΕΩΝ Lyre in wreath, RR !!
avers:- Veiled female head to the right,
revers:- ΘΕΣΠΙ-ΕΩΝ, Lyre in wreath.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16mm, weight: 3,88g, axes: 1h,
mint: Thespiae, Boeotia, date: 146-27. B.C., ref: BMC,Cent.Gr. Pl-XVI:12,13, SNG Manchester 937, RR!!
Q-001
quadrans
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Bottice; AE15; Herakles/ lyre15 viewsBottice, Macedonia, c. 330 B.C. Bronze AE 15, AMNG -, SNG Cop -, BMC -, Lindgren -, Weber -, aVF, Bottice (Bottiaei Chalcidices) mint, 3.810g, 12.9mm, 315o, c. 330 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Herakles right; reverse “[B]OT-TIAI-[WN]”, lyre; dark patina; very rare. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVM1 commentsPodiceps
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Bruttium. The Bretti. . Ae double didrachm... 208-203 B.C..23 viewsObverse: Helmeted head of Ares left.

Reverse: Athena advancing right holding spear and shield, lyre in right field.

Weight: 14.32 grams.

Diameter: 25.47 mm.
3 commentsMark R1
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Byzacene Thapsus Semis RPC 79419 viewsByzacene, Thapsus, Semis, 10-8 BC
Obv: Female head veiled and diad. to right.
Rev: Punic inscription STPSR; Lyre.

RPC 794
Tanit
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Byzantine Empire: Constantine V Copronymus (741-775 CE) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear 1557; DOC 13)11 viewsObv: Constantine and Leo seated facing on lyre-backed throne; Constantine on left, Leo IV on right, beardless; Each wears chlamys and crown with cross, and rests right hand (holding akakia?) on lap; Between heads, cross
Rev: Bust of Leo III facing, bearded, wearing loros and crown with cross, holding in right hand, inwards, cross potent on base, all above a horizontal line ornamented at each end with little globes; Below, M with X to left, N to right, and A beneath; In upper field right, cross
Dim: 19 mm, 2.61 g
Quant.Geek
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Byzantine Empire: Leo VI the Wise (886-912) Æ Follis, Constantinople (Sear-1728; DOC 5)27 viewsObv: Leo VI, with short beard, seated facing on lyre-backed throne, wearing modified loros and crown with cross. In right hand, labarum, left resets on lap; +LЄOҺЬA S ILЄVSR OM' ✶ around
Rev: +LЄOҺ / ЄҺΘЄOЬA / SILЄVSR / OMЄOҺ in four lines
SpongeBob
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CADURQUES - Obole au cheval, -100/-506 viewsObole, Argent, 0,35 g, 7 mm
Av./ Tête à droite, coiffure formée de grosses mèches.
Rv./ Cheval à droite, cercle pointé dessus, lyre stylisée dessous.
Réfs : Dicomon, CAD-4365 ; LT-4365 ; Depeyrot, type 14 ; Savès n° 517-519.
Gabalor
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Caesar: Grandfather of Mark Antony 132 viewsCAESAR
Head of young Mars left wearing a crested helmet

Rev.
L IVLI L F
Venus Genetrix in Biga left drawn by two cupids, before them a lyre

Rome 103 BC

Sear 198

ex-Harlan J. Berk

Lucius Julius Caesar was Mark Antony's grandfather and Gaius Julius Caesar's cousin. He was moneyer in 103 BC and tried in vain to obtain the quaestorship. However he was praetor in 94 and then became the proconsul of Macedonia. Finally he gained the Consulship in 90 BC the same year his younger brother Gaius was aedile.

In 90 BC Lucius Julius Caesar as consul defeated the Samnites and proposed the Lex Julia which offered citizenship to all communities in Italy that were not in revolt. In the following year 89, the Lex Plautia Papiria extended citizenship to those who gave up the fight by a certain date. Lucius Julius Caesar was now made censor along with Publius Licinius Crassus (father of the triumvir). But it was a time of unrest.

In 87 Marius returned to Rome with Cinna and captured the city. Lucius and Gaius were killed during the fighting and according to Livy their heads were exposed on the speakers platform.
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CAMPANIA, Cales9 viewsCAMPANIA, Cales, AE Obol, 7.01g, 317-280 BC. Laureate head of Apollo left, CALENO before, dotted border/ Achelous Volturnus as a man-faced bull standing right on single line, head facing, lyre above, B below, CALENO in ex. SNG France 450; MSP I, 106 (this coin illustrated).Molinari
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CAMPANIA: Cales7 viewsCAMPANIA: Cales, AE Obol (7.75g), 280-272 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right, CALENO before/ Achelous Volturnus as a man-faced bull standing left, head facing, lyre above, cornucopia below, A in ex. Sambon 920; Fiorelli 834; Moretti 46; MSP I, 154 (this coin illustrated).

Ex. LAC
Molinari
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CAMPANIA: Cales9 viewsAE 16mm, 4.23g, 280-272 BC. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right, CALENO before, dotted border, all within circle. Rev: Man-headed bull standing right; lyre above, undetermined symbol below (if any?), CALENO in ex. Sambon 919; Fiorelli 835; MSP I, 156 (this coin illustrated).

Ex. CNG eAuction 305, lot. 466 (part of)
Ex. Colin E. Pitchfork Collection
Molinari
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CARACALLA23 viewsAR denarius. 215 AD. Laureate head right. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM. / Apollo standing,facing,head left,holding laurel branch and resting left hand on lyre set on a low base. P M TR P XVIII COS IIII PP. RIC 254. RSC 282.
benito
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Caracalla (RIC 238a, Coin #769)16 viewsRIC 238a (Scarce), AR Denarius, Rome, 214 AD
OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate head right.
REV: P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Apollo seated left, branch in right hand, resting left elbow on lyre set on tripod.
SIZE: 20.0mm, 3.24g
MaynardGee
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Caracalla - denarius RIC 238A19 viewsCaracalla. Silver denarius, Rome mint, 214 AD; 2.17g; obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right; reverse: P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Apollo seated left, branch in right and resting left elbow on lyre set on tripod. RIC 238A.Priscian
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Caracalla - [RIC 238a, RSC 242, BMC 91]41 viewsSilver denarius, 3.44g, 19mm, 45 degree, Rome mint, 214 A.D.

Obv. - ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right

Rev. - P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Apollo seated left, holding branch in right & leaning left elbow on lyre set on tripod
___________

Purchased from eBay
renegade3220
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Caracalla 198-217 denarius66 viewsOb. ANTONINUS PIVS AVG GERM Head right
Rev. P.M.TR.P.XVII.COS.IIII.P.P. Apollo seated left resting hand on lyre
Ref. Sear 1835
Year 214AD

ANTONIUS PIUS AUGUSTUS GERMANICUS - Antonius Pius is your Emperor and Augustus and has conquered the Germans
PONTIFEX MAXIMUS TRIBUNICIA POTESTAS XVII CONSUL IIII PATER PATRIAE - High priest, Tribune of the People for the seventeenth time, Consul for the fourth time and father of the country

-:Bacchus:-
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Caracalla Lyre Caria46 viewsCaracalla, Caria (Alabanda), 198 - 217 AD, 26mm, 11.10g, BMC 43, SNG Cop 16,
OBV: AVKMAVPANTΩNINO, Laureate and cuirassed bust right, countermark of a youthful male head to rt.
REV: AΛABANΔEΩN, Lyre
Countermark is Howgego 52, radiate head of emperor.

RARE
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Caracalla RIC 238a33 viewsDenarius (3,24g - 19mm)
obv.ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
laureate head right
rev. PM TR P XVII COS IIII PP
Apollo seated left,holding branch and leaning elbow on lyre
Rome mint AD 214
RIC IVi, 238A
Holger G
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Caracalla RIC 25439 viewsAR Denarius (19mm 3,18g)
obv.ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
laureate head right
rev. P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P
Apollo standing left, holding branch and lyre on altar
Rome, AD 215
RIC 254
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Caracalla, 198 - 217 AD29 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head of Caracalla facing right.

Rev: PM TRP XVIII COS IIII PP, Apollo standing left, holding a laurel branch and resting left hand on a lyre set on a low base or altar.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 215 AD

3 grams, 18.7 mm, 180°

RIC IVi 254, RSC 282, S6835, VM 63/3
SPQR Coins
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Caracalla, 198 - 217 AD24 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate bust of Caracalla facing right.

Rev: PM TRP XVII COS IIII PP, Apollo seated left, laurel branch in right hand, resting left elbow on a lyre set on a tripod.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 214 AD

3.114 grams, 18.9 mm, 0°

RIC IVi 238A, RSC III 242, S6831, VM 61/2

Ex: FORVM
1 commentsMatt Inglima
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Caracalla, 198-217 AD9 viewsSilver Denarius, Rome Mint

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate Head of Caracalla Facing Right.

Rev: P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Apollo Standing Facing, Head Left, Holding Olive Branch and Resting hand on Lyre Set Upon Altar.

RIC 254, (3.26 g, 20.0 mm)
Vacolony
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Caracalla, AD 198-21724 viewsAR denarius, 18.79mm (3.08 gm).

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Apollo, bare to waist, seated left, holding branch and lyre on tripod. Rome mint, struck AD 214.

RIC IV-I, 238A (pg. 246); BMCRE V, 091; RSC III, 242.
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Caracalla, RIC IV-238A Rome14 viewsAR Denarius
Rome mint, 214 A.D.
18mm, 1.74g
RIC IV 238A

Obverse:
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
Laureate head right.

Reverse:
P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P
Apollo bare to waist, seated left, holding branch and lyre on tripod.
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Caracalla.24 viewsAR denarius. 215 AD. Laureate head right. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM. / Apollo standing,facing,head left,holding laurel branch and resting left hand on lyre set on a low base. P M TR P XVIII COS IIII PP. RIC 254. RSC 282.
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CARIA, ALABANDA20 views2nd Century BC
AE 19.5 mm 6.80 g
O: Head of Apollo laureate r.
R: ALABAN/DEWN Lyre
BMC 3, 15.
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CARIA, Halicarnassus18 viewsAE13, 12.86mm (1.13 gm).

Laureate head of Apollo left / Eagle standing left, wings open; lyre before and AΛI behind. Struck c. 2nd - 1st century BC.

SNG Cop, 346-347; SNG vA, 8078.
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Cárbula as (2)111 viewsObserve: Apollo head to the right. Snake before. X behind.
Reverse: CARBVLA. Lyre.
Weight: 10,1 gr. Size: 29 mm.
FAB. 335. LV.4
Dated: I Century B.C.

The mint of Cárbula is now in the village of Almodovar del Río near Córdoba.
Corduba
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Cárbula As. (1)61 viewsObserve: Female head to the right. Snake before. X behind.
Reverse: CARBVLA. Lyre.
Weight: 14,6 gr. Size: 30 mm.
FAB. 335. LV.2
Dated: Beginning II Century B.C.

The mint of Cárbula is now in the village of Almodovar del Río near Córdoba.
Corduba
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Cárbula semis (1).61 viewsObserve: Female head to the right. Snake before. X behind.
Reverse: CARBVLA. Lyre.
Weight: 10,3 gr. Size: 24 mm.
FAB. 336. LV.3
Dated: Beginning II Century B.C.

The mint of Cárbula is now in the village of Almodovar del Río near Córdoba.
Corduba
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Cárbula semis (2)67 viewsObserve: Female head to the right. Snake before. X behind.
Reverse: CARBVLA. Lyre.
Weight: 11,3 gr. Size: 27 mm.
FAB. 336. LV.3
Dated: Beginning II Century B.C.

The mint of Cárbula is now in the village of Almodovar del Río near Córdoba.
Corduba
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Civic Issue under Maximinus II49 viewsAnonymous Civic Issue during the time of Maximinus II, AE Quarter Follis, c.310-312, Antioch, Officina 10
GENIO AN_TIOCHENI
Tyche, turreted and veiled, seated facing on rock, river-god Orontes swimming in front
APOLLONI-SANCTO
Apollo standing facing, head left, patera in right hand, lyre in left
I in right field
SMA in exergue
16mm x 17mm, 1.65g
RIC VI, --; Vagi 2954
purchased 09/09/2007
Note: The Civic Issues of Antioch, Alexandria and Nicomedia were thought to have been produced by Julian II when RIC VI was written, therefore the entire series is missing. This series was produced during the period of Christian persecution by Maximinus II, Diocletian and Galerius and the Antioch issues portray important local statues: the Tyche erected by Eutychides (a pupil of Lysippus), the Apollo by Bryaxis of Athens and possibly the Zeus Nikephoros of the Temple of Apollo at Daphne which Antiochos IV commissioned for his great festival of 167 BC.

Historical information from Coinage of the Roman Empire, Vol II, p.516 by David Vagi
Johnny
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Claudia 19 viewsP Clodius Denarius. 42 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind / Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand; P CLODIVS right, M F on left. Syd 1117, Cr494/23. Britanikus
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Claudius II Antioch RIC 21614 viewsClaudius II Antioch RIC 216
Obv. IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, bust right, radiated and
draped / rev.SALV-S AVG, Apollo standing head right,
with branch, and lyre. Blank ex. Coin #25
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Commodus AE36 Medallion199 viewsHierocaesarea mint
Magistrate (archon) Artemidoros
BMC Lydia -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, Imhoof-Blumer -
24.976 g, maximum diameter 36.4mm, die axis 180o,
Obverse AVT KAI Λ AVPH KOMMO∆O, laureate and cuirassed bust right;
Reverse ΕΠΙ[...]ΟΥ[...] ΑΡΤΕΜΙ∆ΟΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ[...] ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙCΑΡΕΩΝ, Artemis standing half-right wearing chiton; Leto standing half-left holding patera; Apollo standing half-left, naked, resting left hand on lyre; nice armored bust.

An interesting reverse depicting a mythological scene: Leto and her children Artemis and Apollo. The two were fathered by Zeus, arousing Hera's jealousy. Leto was banned from giving birth on earth or sea, but found the island of Delos, which supposedly was not connected to either.

(all notes from FORVM website)

Extremely rare with no other specimens found on Wildwinds.com, acsearch.info or coinarchives.com.

No examples in Loebbecke, Scholz or all the Imhoof additions.-Dane Kurth

One same size, same obv. die as {this coin}, same magistrate (archon) Artemidoros, but different rev. type (river god reclining), in RPC temp. (online) 8174 = Peus 365, 2000, Burstein 696, there stated to be unpublished and apparently unique.-Curtis Clay

(Many thanks to Mr. Curtis Clay and Ms. Dane Kurth "Helvetica" for further information)

EX: FORVM Ancient Coins
8 commentsMark Z
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Commodus Apollo30 viewsCommodus AR Denarius, 189-191 AD, 16mm, 2.6g, Rome, RIC III 206, RSC 24
Obverse: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT P P, laureate head right
Reverse: APOL PAL P M TR P XVI COS VI, Apollo standing left, holding plectrum and lyre, which he rests on column

SCARCE
Romanorvm
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Commodus AR Denarius27 viewsObv: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT P P - Laureate head right.
Rev: APOL PAL P M TR P XVI COS VI - Apollo, laureate, wearing a long robe, stands holding a plectum, resting his lyre on a column.
Date: 190 - 191 AD
Ref: RSC II 25, RIC III 218
Rarity: Extremely rare
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Commodus, AE2548 viewsAV KAI M AV KOMODOC
Bust laureate, cuirassed, right
ICTPIHNWN
Apollo standing left holing plectrum and lyre set on column
delta in right field = 4 assaria
SNG Budapest 48, 49 (same obverse die)
Reverse is Varbanov (Eng.) I, 595 but obverse legend unlisted
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Coriosolites13 viewsStatère de billon
classe IV b
6,47g
23-21mm
Avers anépigraphe, Tête humaine à droite, chevelure en trois rouleaux, les cheveux divisés en grosses mèches en forme de S, le nez réaliste, pointu, l’œil ovale.
Avers anépigraphe, Cheval androcéphale bridé, galopant à droite ; au-dessus, restes de la tête de l'aurige tenant un vexilum ; entre les jambes, une lyre.
Provient du trésor de Trébry.
LATOUR 6703
PYL
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Coriosolites12 viewsStatère de billon
classe IV b
6,45g
Avers anépigraphe, tête humaine à droite, nez pointu et orné, cheveux en trois rouleaux avec de grosses mèches en S, et l’œil ovale.
Revers anépigraphe, Cheval androcéphale (à tête humaine) et de sa bouche sort une langue démesuré, l'aurige n'est pas visible mais on distingue bien une partie de sa main qui tient un harnachement, entre les jambes du cheval une lyre
Et en dessous de la lyre, une ligne, et sous celle-ci ... une barrière ? une pointe de flèche ?
PYL
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Countermark on Greek coin170 viewsI think that the coin is Kings of Bithynia Prusias I Cholos. 230-182 BC. Head of Apollo left, Nike Athena standing left. Countermarks looks like a Lyre and head of Apollo?
Joe Holderman
Arif Isik
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Countermarked Troas! :)77 viewsTroas -- AE18. 2nd-1st Century BC. Facing bust of Apollos 3/4 to left, countermarks of mouse and bust of Apollo/Lyre, countermark of horse's head. cf. SNG Cop. 88 (no mouse, head 3/4 to r.). ex: Mabbott Collection Hans Schulman sale, 6/691 commentsfeatherz
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Cr 320/1 fouree AR Denarius Fouree L. Julius L.f. Caesar13 viewsc. 103 BCE fourrée denarius (16.8 mm, 3.01 g, 5 h)
o: CAESAR upwards behind helmeted head of Mars, left; above, control symbol Q OR p
r: Venus driving a chariot left, drawn by two flying erotés; lyre in field beneath; L·IVLI·L·F in ex.
cf. Julia 4
An extremely convincing fouree, with break-through wear on the highest points on the reverse. Crawford says that the type repeats the control mark, which is variable in execution on authentic pieces, on both sides, which I do not clearly see on this otherwise crisp coin; perhaps this was a "tell" to contemporaries.
PMah
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Cr 494/23 AR Denarius P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus 15 viewsRome, 42 BCE
o: Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre behind
r: Diana standing facing, head right, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand; P•CLODIVS downwards to right, M•F• downwards to left.
Crawford 494/23; Claudia 15.
(3.81g, 17mm, 3h)
Note: Lyre is NOT a die symbol
PMah
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Cr. 416/1c, Republic, 62BC, Bonus Eventus, Scribonian well23 viewsL. Scribonius Libo
Denarius, 62 BC, Rome
Obv.: BON EVENT LIBO, Head of Bonus Eventus right
Rev.: PVTEAL SCRIBON, Puteal Scribonianum (Scribonian well), decorated with garland and two lyres, anvil at base.
Ag, 18x19 mm, 3.93 g
Ref.: Cr. 416/1c; Syd. 928
Ex Lanz Numismatik
shanxi
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Cr. 494/23, Republic, 42 BC, P. Clodius M. f. Turrinus 33 viewsP. Clodius M. f. Turrinus
AR Denarius, 42 BC, Rome
Obv.: Laureate bust of Apollo right; lyre behind
Rev.: P•CLODIVS right; M•F• left, Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand;
AR, 3,78 g, 20 mm.
Ref.: Sydenham 1117, Crawford 494/23, Babelon Clodia 14
Old collection label
Ex Lanz Numismatik
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Cr. 494/23, Republic, 42 BC, P. Clodius M. f. Turrinus5 viewsP. Clodius M. f. Turrinus
AR Denarius, 42 BC, Rome
Obv.: Laureate bust of Apollo right; lyre behind
Rev.: P•CLODIVS right; M•F• left, Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand;
AR, 3.92g
Ref.: Sydenham 1117, Crawford 494/23, Babelon Clodia 14
Ex Collection Reusing/Schürer
Ex Manfred Olding
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Crawford 417/1a, Roman Republic, Rome mint, moneyers L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus and L. Scribonius Libo, 62 BC., AR Denarius.72 viewsRoman Republic, Rome mint, moneyers L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus and L. Scribonius Libo, 62 BC.,
AR Denarius (18-20 mm / 3,72 g),
Obv.: [P]AVLLVS. LEPIDVS - CONCORD head of Concordia r., wearing veil and diadem.
Rev.: PVTEAL SCRIBON / LIBO , Puteal Scribonianum (Scribonian well, the "Puteal Scribonianum" well in the Forum Romanum near the Arch of Fabius), decorated with garland and two lyres, hammer at base.
Crawf. 417/1a ; Syd. 927 ; Bab. / Seaby Aemilia 11 ; Kestner 3422 ; BMC Rome 3383 ; CNR Aemilia 62 .
Rare

A puteal was a classical wellhead, round or sometimes square, set round a well opening to keep people from falling in. Such well heads (putealia) might be of marble, enriched with bas-reliefs. - The puteal is on the reverse of the coin adorned with garlands and two lyres. It is generally stated that there were two putealia in the Roman forum; but C. F. Hermann, who has carefully examined all the passages in the ancient writers relating to this matter (Ind. Lect. Marburg. 1840), comes to the conclusion that there was only one such puteal at Rome. It was in the forum, near the Arcus Fabianus, and was dedicated in very ancient times either on account of the whetstone of the Augur Navius (cf. Liv. I.36), or because the spot had been struck by lightning. It was subsequently repaired and re-dedicated by Scribonius Libo, who had been commanded to examine the state of the sacred places. Libo erected in its neighbourhood a tribunal for the praetor, in consequence of which the place was, of course, frequented by persons who had law-suits, such as money-lenders and the like.

The Puteal Scribonianum (Scribonian Puteal) or Puteal Libonis (Puteal of Libo), building in the Forum at Rome, dedicated or restored by a member of the Libo family, perhaps the praetor of 204 BC, or the tribune of the people in 149 BC. In its vicinity the praetor's tribunal, removed from the comitium in the 2nd century BC, held its sittings, which led to the place becoming the haunt of litigants, money-lenders and business people. According to ancient authorities, the Puteal Libonis was the name given to an erection (or enclosure) on a spot which had been struck by lightning; it was so called from its resemblance to the stone curb or low enclosure round a well (puteus) that was between the temples of Castor and Vesta, near the Porticus Julia and the Arcus Fabiorum (arch of the Fabii), but no remains have been discovered. The idea that an irregular circle of travertine blocks, found near the temple of Castor, formed part of the puteal is now abandoned. See Horace, Sat. ii.6.35, Epp. i.19.8; Cicero, Pro Sestio, 8; for the well-known coin of Lucius Scribonius Libo, representing the puteal of Libo, which rather resembles a cippus (sepulchral monument) or an altar, with laurel wreaths, two lyres and a pair of pincers or tongs below the wreaths (perhaps symbolical of Vulcan as forger of lightning), see C. Hulsen, The Roman Forum (Eng. trans. by J. B. Carter, 1906), p. 150.

L. Scribonius Libo, was the father-in-law of Sextus Pompey, the son of Pompey the Great. On the breaking out of the civil war in 49, he sided with Pompey, and was given command of Etruria. Shortly afterwards he accompanied Pompey to Greece, and was actively engaged in the war that ensued. On the death of Bibulus (48) he had the given command of the Pompeian fleet. In the civil wars following Caesar's death, he followed the fortunes of his son-in-law Sextus Pompey. In 40, Octavian married his sister Scribonia, and this marriage was followed by a peace between the triumvirs and Pompey (39). When the war was renewed in 36, Libo for a time supported Pompey, but, seeing his cause hopeless, he deserted him in the following year. In 34, he was consul with Mark Antony.

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Denarius, Apollo & lyre5 viewsCaracalla Denarius. 214 AD. 3,2 g, 19 mm. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Apollo seated left, holding branch & leaning on lyre set on tripod. RIC 238A, RSC 242, BMC 91, SEAR RCV II (2002) 6831.Podiceps
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Denarius; APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo with patera & lyre. RIC 4013 viewsSeptimus Severus Denarius. 3,3 g, 18 mm. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII, laureate head right / APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo standing left with patera & lyre. RIC 40, RSC 42, BMC 78, Sear RCV II 6264.Podiceps
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Divo 119. Le Roi protecteur de l'Acadamie Francaise205 viewsObv. Bust of Louis XIV LUDOVICUS XIIII REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS
Rev. Apollo standing facing, head left, leaning on column topped with lyre, principle facade of the Louvre behind APOLLO PALATINUS ACADEMIA GALLICA INTRA REGIUM EXCEPTA MDCLXXII

Divo 119. Unfortunate fingerprint (not mine) on bust, but beautiful reverse featuring the Louvre. Commemorates the Royal 'protection' given to the newly founded Acadamie Francaise.
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DOMITIAN32 viewsAR drachm. Rome for use in the East ?. 95 AD. 3.45 grs. 6h. Laureate head right. AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM / Winged caduceus between two lyres. ЄTOYC IΔ YΠATOC IZ.
RPC II 1504. SNG von Aulock 4265 (same dies).
CNG. Triton XVI. Lot 707.
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DOMITIAN45 viewsAR drachm. Rome for use in the East ?. 95 AD. 3.45 grs. 6h. Laureate head right. AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM / Winged caduceus between two lyres. ЄTOYC IΔ YΠATOC IZ.
RPC II 1504. SNG von Aulock 4265 (same dies).
Lanz 112. Lot 429.
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Domitian (Augustus) Coin: Bronze AS 16 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P - Laureate head right
COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC - Domitian standing left, sacrificing from patera over garlanded altar, two attendants standing right, playing lyre and pan-pipes before him, hexastyle temple in background, with wreath in pediment.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (88 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 9.67g / 27mm / 6h
References:
RIC II 623
Sear'88 #910
Cohen 85
Provenances:
London Ancient Coins (LAC)
Acquisition/Sale: London Ancient Coins (LAC) Internet LAC Price List 2 #445 $0.00 07/19
Notes: Jul 19, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

Secular Games of 88 AD issue.

From CNG: Honoring the original system for the celebration of the games, Domitian held the Ludi Saeculares in October AD 88, coming close to the traditional 110-year standard. The reverses of the gold and silver issues typically employ a herald of the games, while the bronze issues convey the various events which occurred before and during the celebration. The legend LVDi SAECulares FECit is used throughout, and conveys the emperor as bringing the celebration of the games to the city.

The reverse type employed on some of these issues is alluded to by a passage in Suetonius in which heralds are described as going around the city, inviting people to a spectacle which “ ... [they] had never seen and would not see again.” He also states the fallacy of this event however, since the games had just been held 40 years earlier during the reign of Claudius in a break from past celebrations
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Domitian - As42 viewsIMP. CAES. DOMIT. AVG. GERM. P.M. TR.P. VIII CENS. PER. P.P., laureate bust right.
COS. XIIII LUD. SAEC. FEC / SC : Domitian wearing toga making a libation on an altar in front of a temple, facing a flute and a lyre player.
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Domitian - Dupondius - RIC 62018 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII CENS PER P P - Radiate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC S C - Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; to left victimarius slaying bull, whose head is held by kneeling figure; flute player and lyre player standing right; in background six-column temple, wreath in pediment.
Mint: Rome
Date: 88 AD
Ref: RIC II 620
Rarity: R2 (RIC II)
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Domitian AE As18 viewsDomitian AE As. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P. Laureate head right. / COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C. Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; to left flute player and lyre player standing right; hexastyle templefront in background. 27mm, 8.57g. RIC 623Holding_History
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Domitian AE As, Temple15 viewsDomitian AE As. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, Laureate bust right / COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C, Domitian standing left, sacrificing over round altar with patera in right hand; River god Tiber reclining right, lyre and flute players standing right. Temple showing 9 columns in the background. RIC 627Holding_History
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Domitian RIC-623b85 viewsÆ As, 10.13g
Rome mint, 88 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC; S C in exergue; Domitian stg. l., sacrificing over altar; to l., flute player and lyre player stg. r.; in background, temple, wreath in pediment
RIC 623b (C2). BMC 434. BNC 471.
Acquired from Künker, January 2019. Ex Heinrich Pilartz Münzhandlung.

In October 88 AD Domitian held the Secular Games, a festival featuring theatrical performances and circus games accompanied by six various daytime and nighttime religious ceremonies. The games marked the transition from one era (saeculum) to another and were supposedly held once every 110 years, or the maximum span of a human lifetime, making them a 'once in a lifetime' event. Domitian conducted his games on the Augustan calculation, rejecting the formula for the Claudian games held in 47 AD. The festival was important enough to interrupt the normal striking of reverse types on the coinage and for the mint to produce a new unique issue commemorating the event both in precious metal and bronze. The precious metal designs tended to be symbolic while the bronze were more narrative in nature, focusing on the various religious sacrifices that were at the heart of the games.

The reverse on this as features a daytime victimless sacrifice of cakes to Apollo and Diana on the sixth and last day of the celebrations, held in front of an unidentified hexastyle temple somewhere on the Palatine. The stylised nature of the reverse's design makes it difficult to pinpoint the temple in question. The generic decorative wreath in the pediment offers no clues. Another variant of the type (RIC 623a) has an eagle in the pediment, perhaps an indication the engravers were not intending to depict a specific temple at all. The scene could stand alone and be an excellent representation for all the religious ceremonies of the games. The main message of the design is to show the Roman people that Domitian provided and responsibly held the Secular Games. The fact this type was struck in fairly large quantities hints it was an important piece of Domitianic propaganda.

Struck on a large flan in fine style.
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Domitian, AD 81-9627 viewsLYCIA.

AR drachm.

AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CEBACTOC ΓEPM, laureate head of Domitian right / ETOYC IΔ YΠATOY IZ, lyre; to right, branch. Struck AD 95.

RPC II, 1502.
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RIC 623
Mint in Rome, 88 AD
11,51 g, 30 mm
Obv. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P / laureate head of Domitian right.
Rev. COS XIIII - LVD SEC FEC SC / Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; to left, lyre and flute players standing right; temple in background.
Issued for the Secular Games
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EB0166 Apollo / Lion4 viewsRhegion, BRUTTIUM, AE 16, 260-215 BC.
Obverse: Head of Apollo right; lyre behind.
Reverse: Lion walking right.
References: SNG ANS 727-8, Grose 1910.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 2.359g.
EB
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EB0180 Apollo / Tripod5 viewsLeontini, SICILY, AE trias, 405-402 BC.
Obverse: ΛEON, laureate head of Apollo right, laurel leaf with berry behind.
Reverse: Tripod, lyre behind, barley grains to sides; three pellets in ex.
References: SG 1118, BMC 2.56; SNG ANS 270; SNG Cop 360.
Diameter: 14.5mm, Weight: 2.11g.
EB
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EB0200 Veiled head / Lyre5 viewsThespiai, Boeotia, AE 16, c. 210 BC.
Obverse: Laureate female head (Arsinoe III) right, wearing modius and veil.
Reverse: ΘEΣΠI/EΩN, Lyre, all within wreath.
References: SG 2461; BMC 8.14-21; BCD Boiotia 612; SNG Cop. 406.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 4.152g.
EB
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EB0213 Apollo / Amphora2 viewsMyrina, AEOLIS, AE 16, 190-100 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Reverse: MY-ΡA, decorated amphora; lyre right.
References: SG 4220; SNG Cop 225; SNG von Aulock 1666.
Diameter: 16.5mm, Weight: 4.477g.
EB
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EB0257 Apollo / Lyre2 viewsAlaisa, Sicily, AE 18, after 204 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo left.
Reverse: AΛAIΣAΣ AΡX, lyre, cornucopiae in right (not left!) field.
References: Cf. Calciati I, 8; Hoover HGC 197.
Diameter: 18.5mm, Weight: 3.448g.
EB
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EB0265 Apollo / Mars2 viewsMamertini, SICILY, AE 26, 230-200 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, [lyre behind head].
Reverse: [MAMEΡTINΩN], Mars standing front, holding spear and sword, upright shield at his side. Γ in right field.
References: Cf. SNG ANS 432.
Diameter: 26mm, Weight: 8.686g.
EB
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EB0275 Dionysos / Centaur3 viewsPrusias II, Bithynia, AE 23, 183-149 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Centaur Charon wearing a cloak, and playing a lyre, advancing right, monogram right below raised hoof.
References: BMC 13; Rec Gen 26; SNG Cop 635; Sear 7266.
Diameter: 23mm, Weight: 6.157g.
EB
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EB0276 Dionysos / Centaur3 viewsPrusias II, Bithynia, AE 20, 183-149 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Centaur Charon wearing a cloak, and playing a lyre, advancing right.
References: BMC 13; Rec Gen 26; SNG Cop 635; Sear 7266.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 5.51g.
EB
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EB0277 Dionysos / Centaur3 viewsPrusias II, Bithynia, AE 20, 183-149 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Centaur Charon wearing a cloak, and playing a lyre, advancing right.
References: BMC 13; Rec Gen 26; SNG Cop 635; Sear 7266.
Diameter: 20mm, Weight: 6.161g.
EB
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EB0278 Dionysos / Centaur2 viewsPrusias II, Bithynia, AE 23, 183-149 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: Centaur Charon wearing a cloak, and playing a lyre, advancing right.
References: BMC 13; Rec Gen 26; SNG Cop 635; Sear 7266.
Diameter: 23.5mm, Weight: 5.491g.
EB
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EB0520 Gordian III / Apollo13 viewsGordian III, AE Sestertius, 241-244 AD.
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: P M TR P VI COS II P P, Apollo seated left holding branch and resting left elbow on lyre, SC in ex.
References: RIC 304a; Cohen 273.
Diameter: 28.5mm, Weight: 18.115 grams.
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Elagabalus, Varbanov 147211 viewsTHRACE, Philippopolis, Elagabalus, 218-222 A.D. AE, 28mm 12.74g, Varbanov 1472
O: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
R: Apollo standing facing, right hand on head, left on lyre set on tripod.
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Euboia, Eretria.26 viewsEuboia, Eretria. c. 304-290 BC. AR Drachm (3.77 gm). Head of nymph Euboea right. / Head of bull with fillets from horns, lyre at right. EY above. VF. Ponterio 136 #1749. BCD Euboia 17; HGC 1420; SNG Cop 484; Wallace 1965 101(XLV-57), pl.X, 101 (same dies).1 commentsChristian T
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Faux statère (d'époque), type de Lapte a la lyre, -150/-10017 viewsBronze doré, 4,49 g, 16 mm.
A/ Tête à gauche, chevelure entourée de points
R/ Aurige à droite, lyre entre deux signes dessous
Réfs : ARV-5278 var., DT 3374-3375-3376 var.
Gabalor
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Gallienus, Göbl 116871 viewsGallienus AD 253-268, sole reign 260-268
AE - Antoninianus, 2.8g, 20.2mm
Mediolanum, 257-259
obv. GALLIENVS AVG
bust, radiate, r.
rev. [APOLL]O CONSERV
Apollo stg. frontal, head r., holding r. arm above head, holding with r. hand
lyre, set on column on which is laying his chlamys
RIC V/1, (Mediolanum) 467; C.92; Göbl 1168 (Curtis Clay)
about VF

RIC describes the rev. wrongly as Apollo stg. looking r., holding lyre on rock. The statue should be the Apollo of Timarchides Athen. (Alex)
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germe002a4 viewsElagabalus
Germe, Mysia

Obv: ΑΥΤΟΚΡ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС СƐΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back.
Rev: СΤΡ ΑΛƐΖΑΝ-ΔΡΟΥ ΓƐΡΜΗ, vertically, ΝΩN in right field, Apollo, nude, standing right, placing hand over head and holding lyre over small column; behind, laurel tree around which serpent is coiled.
28 mm, 10.89 gms

RPC Online 3826; Ehling 179-80
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Gordian III37 viewsGordian III, sestertius, 238-244 AD.
Obverse- Bust right.
Reverse- Apollo resting elbow on lyre.
RIC 303a, RSC. 262, 28mm x 26mm, 16.21 grams.
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Gordian III Apollo18 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus.
OBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: P M TR P IIII COS II P P, Apollo seated left with branch & lyre.
RIC 88, RSC 250, Van Meter 39/1
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Gordian III Apollo RIC 879 viewsGordian III, AR Antoninianus, Rome, 238-244 AD, 21mm, 3.96g, RIC Iviii 87, Cohen 237,
OBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: P M TR P III COS II P P Apollo seated left, resting elbow on lyre
SRukke
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 88, RSC 250 Sear (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 864512 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.
Britanikus
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 89, RSC 26110 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
Britanikus
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus. 238-24420 viewsRoman Imperial, Gordian III AR Antoninianus. 238-244, 3.1g, 20mm

Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: PM TR P VI COS II P P, Apollo seated left with branch and arm resting on lyre.

Reference: RIC 90, RSC 272.

Ex: Octavian Coins
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Gordian III Denarius, uncleaned, RIC 23845 viewsSilver denarius,
RIC IV 114, RSC IV 238, F, uncleaned as found, Rome mint,
weight 2.407g, maximum diameter 19.9mm, die axis 180o, 240 A.D.;
obverse IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo seated left, branch in right, resting left arm on lyre;

Ex Forum
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Gordian III Sestertius23 viewsGordian III AE Sestertius. 241-242 AD. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / PM TRP IIII COS II PP, Apollo seated left, bare to waist, holding branch & leaning left elbow on lyre, SC in ex.

Cohen 251. RIC 302
Tanit
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Gordian III Sestertius10 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: IMP GORDAINVS PIVS FEL AVG;
Rev: PM TR P III COS II PP S C; Appolo std. l., leaning against lyre.

C.240
Tanit
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Gordian III Sestertius14 viewsGordian III AE Sestertius
Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: PM TR P V COS II PP Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting hand on lyre.

RIC IViii 303a, C 262
Tanit
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Gordian III Sestertius4 viewsGordian III (238-244), Sestertius,Rome, AD 241-243.

Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r.,
Rrv. : P M TR - P VI COS II P P, Apollo seated l., holding branch and resting elbow on lyre; in ex. S C.

RIC 304a; C 273
Tanit
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Gordian III, 238 - 244 AD14 viewsObv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right.

Rev: PM TRP IIII COS II PP, Apollo seated facing with head turned left, holding a branch in right hand, resting left elbow on a lyre.

Silver Antoninianus, Rome mint, 242 AD

4 grams, 22 mm, 0°

RIC IViii 88, RSC 250, S8645, VM 39/1
SPQR Coins
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Gordian III, 238 - 244 AD15 viewsObv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right.

Rev: PM TRP III COS II PP, Apollo, naked to waste, seated left, holding a branch in his right hand and resting his left elbow on a lyre.

Silver Antoninianus, Rome mint, 241 AD

5.4 grams, 24 mm, 225°

RIC IViii 87, RSC 237, S8643, VM 38/1
SPQR Matt
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Gordian III, AD 238-2447 viewsAR Antoninianus, 23mm, 4.58g; Rome mint: 241-243
Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: PM TR P IIII COS II PP; Apollo, bare to waist, seated left, holding branch and resting elbow on lyre.
Reference: RIC IV(c), 88 (p. 25)
Notes: sold to Eng, 10/16/15
John Anthony
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Gordian III, AD 238-2444 viewsAR Antoninianus, 29mm, 3.5g, 12h; Rome mint, AD 242
Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG; Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: PM TR P IIII COS II PP, Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting left arm on lyre.
Reference: RIC IVc 88, p. 25. 16-175-39
John Anthony
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Gordian III, AD 238-2446 viewsAR antoninianus, 22mm, 3.8g, 12h; Rome mint, AD 241-243.
Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
Rev.: PM TRP V COS II PP; Apollo, bare to waist, seated left, holding branch and resting left elbow on lyre.
Reference: RIC IVc 89, p. 25 / 16-415-55
John Anthony
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Gordian III, AR denarius37 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Bust laureate, cuirassed, draped, right, seen from behind
PM TR P III COS II PP
Apollo seated left, holding branch, leaning on lyre
RIC 114, Rome, 4th emission, 240 AD
Cohen 238
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Gordian III, Denarius RIC 1149 viewsObverse - IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Laureate, battleship bust right
Reverse - PM TRP IIII COS II PP. Apollo seated left, bare to waist, holding a laurel branch and resting left elbow on lyre
19.8 mm., 3.1g
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Gordian Sestertius30 viewsÆ Sestertius, Rome Mint, AD 241-243, 4th Issue
RIC 303a, Cohen 262, Sears '88 2500

Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right

Rev: PM TR P V COS II P P
Apollo seated left holding branch & resting on lyre
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Greek15 viewsAE11, Kolophon, Ionia 400-350 B.C.
Ob. Head of Apollo wearing taenia.
Rev. Lyre within linear square.
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GREEK Lesbos Mytilene Alexander Tetratdrachm23 viewsLESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 215-200 BC. AR Tetradrachm (28mm, 16.73 g, 12h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above lyre. Price 1699; HGC 6, 1046.
CNG Auction 348 lot 269.
Diogenes
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GREEK Lesbos Mytilene Electrum Hekte Bodenstedt 7914 viewsLESBOS. Mytilene. EL Hekte (Circa 412-378 BC).
Obv: Head of muse right, hair in sakkos.
Rev: Lyre within linear square border.
Bodenstedt 79.
Weight: 2.53 g. Diameter: 10 mm.
Gitbud & Naumann Auction 27 Lot 218 Jan 2015.
Diogenes
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GREEK, Lycia, Lycian league, Kragos, AR drachm or hemidrachm135 viewsObv: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev: K-R to left and right of lyre.
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GREEK, Lycian League AR Hemidrachm103 viewsMasikytes mint (30-27 BC).
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo.
Rev.: Lyre; palm tied with fillets to left.
Troxell, Lycian League, 107.
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Greek, Lyre / Apollo59 viewsOlbia, Sarmatia
Reign of Commodus
AE19, 4.3 g.
Apollo leaning on column/
5- stringed semicircular lyre.
AMNG pl. XI.20
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/3694/
RPC (temp) 3694
Pekka K
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Greek, MYSIA, Kyzikos.119 viewsRarity otherwise unpublished
MYSIA, Kyzikos. 5th-4th centuries BC. EL Hekte – 1/6 Stater (Gold - 9mm, about 2.49 g). Kithara (lyre) ; below, tunny right / Quadripartite incuse square. Cf. Von Fritze I 181 (stater); cf. SNG France 325 (1/12 Stater); Hurter & Liewald II 181. Fine. Rarity.
Same coin listed at Wildwinds.

Sam Mansourati Collection / CNG.
Photo and Description , courtesy of Classical Numismatic Group, Inc.
2 commentsSam
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GREEK, Quasi-Autonomous Coinage, Seleuceia, Pieria, AE1642 viewsobv: Bust of Artemis right
rev: Lyre
Struck in the time of Nero, 54-68 A.D.
SGI 5189v
Jericho
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GREEK, Quasi-Autonomous, Aeolis, Aegae mint. 1st - 3rd Centuries A.D.30 viewsAeolis, Aegae mint. 1st - 3rd Centuries A.D. Bronze AE 15, 4.21 g, 14.6mm, VF. Obv: draped bust of Senate right, IERA CUNKLHTOC. Ref: lyre (kithara), AIGA-EWN. Ref: SNG Cop 16, Lindgren -, SGIC -, BMC -, SNG von Aulock -, SNG Righetti -. RARE.Bard Gram O
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Greek, THESSALIAN LEAGUE--SHIELD/LYRE (possibly unpublished Rogers 4 var.)158 viewsAE 14 mm 3.24 g
302 - 294 BCE
OBV: MACEDONIAN SHIELD WITH CENTRAL STAR
REV: ThESSA (r. down) )/LWN (l. down) AT SIDES OF LYRE
ROGERS 4 var.
POSSIBLY UNPUBLISHED VARIETY (IN ROGERS 4, ARRANGEMENT OF ETHNIC IS DOWN WITH OPEN END OF LYRE FACING DOWN)
1 commentslaney
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GREEK, THRACE, Lysimachos Drachm (305-281 BC )143 viewsAR Drachm (17mm, 4.18 g, 8h). Ephesos mint. Struck circa 294-287 BC. Diademed head of the deified Alexander right, with horn of Ammon / Athena Nikephoros seated left, left arm resting on shield, spear behind; lyre to inner left, A on throne. Thompson 174; Müller 355. XF. Drachms of this type are Rare.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection
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H and Winged caduceus155 viewsSARMATIA. Olbia. Civic. Æ 25. Time of Antoninus Pius. Obv: Radiate (?) head right, lyre (?) before; 2 countermarks: (1) behind bust, (2) below bust. Rev: (...)OΘY(...). Eagle standing left, head turned right. Axis: 360°. Weight: 9.95 g. CM(1): H in rectangular punch, 6 x 8 mm. Howgego 820 (14 pcs). CM(2): Winged caduceus, in roughly rectangular punch, 6 x 10 mm. Howgego 390 (102 pcs). Note: All coins that have countermark (1) also have countermark (2); Likely the countermarks were applied over a longer period of time. Collection Automan.Automan
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Hadrian AE As24 views124-128 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust.
Rev.: COS III S C - Lyre.
RIC 684.
1 commentsMinos
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Hadrian As Lyre54 viewsObv.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right

Rev.
COS III
SC
Lyre

RIC 684 BMC 1354 Cohen 442 McAlee 546

23mm
2 commentsancientdave
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Hadrian As, Lyre12 viewsHadrian, 117 - 138 AD
Æ As, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch Mint, 24mm, 8.31g
Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate bust right.
Reverse: COS IIII S C, Lyre.

Reference:
RIC684 (Rome Mint)
McAlee546

Provenance:
CNG Electronic Auctions 238, lot 259, $280 ($324) August 2010
Ken Dorney
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Hadrian Orichalcum semis, RIC II 68816 viewsRome mint, Hadrian Orichalcum semis, 125 - 128 A.D. OR, 19mm 4.06g, RIC II 688
O: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate and draped bust right
R: COS III S C, lyre

Commonly called a semis, this brass coin was probably 1/3 of a dupondius, an obol. It circulated only in the East.
casata137ec
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Hadrian Semis Lyre143 viewsObv.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev.
COS III
SC
Lyre
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Hadrian Semis Lyre 258 viewsObv.
HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev.
COS III
SC
Lyre
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Hadrian, RIC 688, Semis, AD 121-122 (lyre)8 viewsÆ Semis (3,86g, Ø20mm, 6h), Rome, A.D. 121-122
Obv.: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laur. dr. bust r.
Rev.: COS III around, S | C, lyre.
Ex Forum Ancient Coins, 2014-09
RIC 688(C); Cohen 443
Struck at Rome for use in Syria
Charles S
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Hadrian, Rome. 125-128 AD. Æ Semis, 3,17g, 18mm.22 viewsObv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate and draped bust right.
Rev: COS III / S - C, lyre.
RIC 688; C 443; BMC 1359.
xanthos
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Halikarnassos. Circa 2nd - 1st Century B.C. Æ. Laureate head of Apollo left / A[LI] above, eagle standing left with open wings; lyre before6 viewsCARIA, Halikarnassos. Circa 2nd - 1st Century B.C. Æ. Laureate head of Apollo left / A[LI] above, eagle standing left with open wings; lyre before. SNG Helsinki 50; SNG Copenhagen 346-347; BMC Caria pg. 104, 18-19; SNG von Aulock 8078; Laffaille 492, SGCV 4880. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Hamaxitos, Laureate head of Apollo left / Kithara13 viewsTROAS, Hamaxitos. 4th century B.C. Æ 11mm, 1.32 g. Laureate head of Apollo left / Kithara. SNG Copenhagen 344; SNG von Aulock -. Podiceps
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Hamaxitos, Troas59 views400-310 BC
Bronze Æ 17
4.34 gm, 17 mm
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse: AMA / ΞI, kithara or lyre
BMC (xvii) p.56, 1 (var. right)
1 commentsJaimelai
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Head of Apollo right, hair bound with taenia / Lyre; AE 1016 viewsIonia, Kolophon. Circa 389-350 B.C. Æ 10mm, 1.1g. Head of Apollo right, hair bound with taenia / Lyre. SNG von Aulock 2008.Podiceps
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Herennius Etruscus, AR Antoninanus30 viewsQ HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C
Bust radiate, draped, right, seen from behind
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS
Apollo seated left, holding branch & resting elbow on lyre.
RIC 146, Rome, early 251 AD, 5th issue, 4th officina
whitetd49
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Hierapolis (Mambij, Syria) -29 viewsIEPOΠO ΛEITωN , bust of laureate Apollo right.
ETZ[...] = year (..)7 , lyre.
13 mm

I suppose this autonomous small coin was minted in the IInd C. This Apollo looks very much like the Apollo playing cithar who was worshiped in Daphne, Antioch's main sanctuary. He must be the Greek version of some northern Syrian traditional young male deity.
Ginolerhino
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Hostilian9 viewsHostilian, AE Sestertius (16.02g) as Caesar, Æ Sestertius. C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C, draped bust right / PRINC IVVENT S C, Apollo seated left holding branch, arm on lyre. RIC 214, Cohen 27, S 9573.Molinari
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Hostilian (RIC 215, Coin #733)6 viewsRIC 215 (Rare), Orichalcum Sestertius, Rome, 250-251 AD.
OBV: C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C; Bare headed, draped
bust right, from behind.
REV: PRINC IVVENTVTIS S C; Apollo seated left, extending
branch, resting left elbow on a lyre.
SIZE: 31.5mm, 18.04g
MaynardGee
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Hostilian Apollo RIC IV 21545 viewsHostilian as Caesar, Orichalcum sestertius, Rome, 250 - early 251, RIC IV 215, Cohen 31, VF, 18.400g, 30.4mm, 0o,
OBV: C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C, bare headed and draped bust right, from behind
REV: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS S C, Apollo seated left, extending branch, resting left elbow on lyre

Ex: Forum Ancient Coins

RARE

In 251 A.D., a fifteen-year plague began in the Roman Empire.
2 commentsRomanorvm
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Hostilian Sestertius34 viewsAE Sestertius
Rome mint, 251 A.D.

Obverse: C VALENS HOSTIL MES QVINTVS N C ; Bust draped, head bare, right.
Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS S C ; Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting elbow on lyre.

RIC-215

1 commentsTanit
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Hostilian Sestertius Apollo35 viewsImperial Rome, Hostilian. 251 AD. Sestertius, 250 AD, as Caesar. Rome. 15.64g. C. VALENS HOSTIL. MES. QVINTVS N. C., his bare-headed and draped bust rt. / PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Apollo std lt., holding a branch and resting arm on a lyre, SC in ex. RIC.IV.III 215. Banti 3. C 31, RCV 95731 commentsmattpat
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I-AUGUSTUS-b - 002 Drachmon RPC I/330917 viewsAv) Λ Y
Bare head right

Rv) M A
Two lyras in the middle corn ear

Weight: 3,28g; Ø: 20 mm; Reference: SEAR 97; RPC I, 3309 ; SNG von Aulock 4352
sulcipius
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I-SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS - b-001-Denar-ALEXANDRIA-RIC I/IV/34546 viewsAv) IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG
Laureated bust right

Rv) APOLLINI AVGVSTO
Apollon standing left, lyre and plectrum

Weight: 2,7g; Ø:19mm, Reference: RIC IV/I/345, Mint: ALEXANDRIA; struck: 194 A.D.
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Ionia Kolophon Apollo Tripod26 viewsKolophon, Ionia, 190 - 30 BC, 18mm, 5.1g, BMC -, Weber -, S -, SNG Cop 183
OBV: Apollo head facing slightly left;
REV: KOΛOΦON IKEΣIOΣ, tripod, lyre countermark

Nice Lyre Countermark
Romanorvm
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Ionia Kolophon-poet Homer5 viewsIonia Kolophon with the figure of the poet Homer 200-100 BC

Obverse.Homer seated left holding scroll resting his head on his right hand.

Reverse.Apollo Kitharoidos advancing right holding lyre

20mm
Macedonian Warrior
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Ionia, Colophon27 viewsColophon (/ˈkɒləfɒn/;[1] Ancient Greek: Κολοφών) was an ancient city in Ionia. Founded around the turn of the first millennium BC, it was likely one of the oldest of the twelve cities of the Ionian League. In ancient times it was located between Lebedos (120 stadia to the west) and Ephesus (70 stadia to its south). Today the ruins of the city can be found south of the town Değirmendere Fev in the Menderes district of Izmir Province, Turkey.

The city's name comes from the word κολοφών, "summit", which is also the origin of the bibliographic term "colophon", in the metaphorical sense of a 'crowning touch', as it was sited along a ridgeline. The term "colophony" for rosin comes from the term colophonia resina, that is, resin from the pine trees of Colophon, which was highly valued for the strings of musical instruments.

Ionia, Colophon, c. 389-350 BC, 0.80g. ANSNNM 96, Milne, Kolophon-57. Obv: Head of Apollo l. Rx: Lyre.
ecoli
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Ionia, Kolophon26 viewsObverse: No Legend: Head of Apollo right, hair bound with taenia
Reverse: No Legend: Lyre.
Mint: KolophonMinted: 389-350bc
Ref: SNGvA-2008

ecoli
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IONIA, KOLOPHON29 views4th Century BC
AE 12 mm, 2.36 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: Lyre (kithara) within linear square; astragalos to right
laney
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IONIA, KOLOPHON15 views4th Century BC
AE 10.5 mm, 1.18 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo right
R: Lyre (kithara) within linear square; astragalos (?) to left
laney
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IONIA, KOLOPHON29 viewsca. 400 - 350 BC
AE 10.5 mm, 0.94 g
O: head of Apollo right wearing taenia;
R: ΚΟΛΟ−Φ−ΩΝΙΩΝ, lyre.
BMC Ionia p. 38, 16
laney
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IONIA, KOLOPHON18 viewsca 350 - 400 BC
AE 13.5 mm 2.03 g
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo left.
Rev.: Lyre of five strings, name of magistrate to left, ΚΟΛ to right.
laney
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IONIA, Kolophon3 viewsÆ14, 3.1g, 6h; c. 389-350 BC.
Obv.: Head of Apollo right, hair bound in taenia.
Rev.: [K-O]; Lyre (or Kithara).
Reference: Sear 4352
John Anthony
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Ionia, Kolophon, diobol56 viewsca 375-360 BC, Posis, magistrate
11mm, 0.97g
obv: laureate head of Apollo left
rev: lyre
(Milne, Colophon 57a; SNG Copenhagen 142)
ex CNG
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Ionia, Kolophon. AE13. Apollo / Kithara with astragaloi37 viewsIonia, Kolophon. Circa 400-375 BC. Æ Chalkous (1.57 gm). Head of Apollo right, bound with taenia / Kithara within linear square flanked on either side by 2 astragaloi.

PRO: IONIA
PO : COLOPHON
PZ : Between -389 and -350
Obverse
VT : HEAD MAN R / APOLLO
VA : TAENIA
Reverse
RSG: KOLOP'W
RT : LYRE / WITHIN / SQUARE LINEAR
RF : ASTRAGALOI 2
Technical details
M : AE
GEW: 1.9(1)
ST : 01(1)
Bibliographical references
ZIT: SNG TUEBINGEN 2899(1) / COLL Y(1)
ancientone
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Julia Mamaea AE26.41 views
Obv: IOYLIA MAMAIA CEB. Bust of Julia Mamaea r.
Rev: MAGNHTWN E - PI GRA TYXIK, in l. and r. field O - Y. Apollo Kitharoedes standing r., clad in long chiton, holding lyre and plectrum.
Grammatikos TYXIKOC.
ancientone
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Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum. Time of Augustus. AE 14mm.33 viewsObv: Bust of Artemis right, bow & quiver over shoulder; magistrate EYFHMOS
Rev: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre before. MAGNHTWN
ancientone
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IONIA, SMYRNA25 views3rd Century BC
AE 11 mm 1.10 g
O: Laureate head of Apollo
R: Lyre and name of magistrate
BMC 76
laney
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IONIA, SMYRNA13 viewsca. 115-105 BC.
Æ 10.5 mm, 1.43 gm
O: Laureate head of Apollo right.
R: Lyre.
Ionia, Smyrna mint.; cf. Milne, Autonomous 229; SNG Copenhagen 1179-80.
laney
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Ionia, Smyrna, 2nd-1st cent. BC. AE1119 viewsIonia, Smyrna, 2nd-1st cent. BC.

Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev. Lyre and name of Magistrate
Lee S
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IONIA, TEOS31 views2nd - 1st Centuries B.C.
AE 11.5 mm max., 1.15 g
O: griffin seated right, left forepaw raised
R: THIΩN, lyre within square linear frame
SNG Cop 1460, S -, BMC -, VF, Teos mint, rare
laney
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IONIA, TEOS28 views2nd - 1st CENTURY BC
AE 11 mm, 1.23 g
O: GRIFFIN R
R: LYRE WITHIN LINEAR SQUARE
laney
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IONIA, TEOS37 views2nd-1st CENTURY BC
AE 11 mm 1.90 g
O: GRIFFIN R
R: LYRE WITHIN LINEAR SQUARE
laney
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IONIA, TEOS17 views3rd-1st Century BC.
AE 14.8 mm, 2.08 g
O: Griffin seated right, one forepaw raised.
R: THI EUDHMOS Amphora, lyre left.
Ionia, Teos; SNG Cop: 1477
laney
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IONIA, TEOS39 views200 - 100 BC (Bion, magistrate)
AE 16.9 mm, 2.08 g
O: Griffin springing right on ground line
R: Lyre with three strings, ΤΗΙ-ΩΝ above, BI–ΩN in fields.
Ionia, Teos
cf: SNG von Aulock 2265; SNG Cop. 1466, BMC 315, 40. Rare
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Ionia, Teos Ar Triobol29 views4th cent. BC
Obv.: Griffin running right.
Rev.: Kantharos, lyre right.
2 commentsMinos
Ionia,_Teos,_(c__300-100_BC_),_Griffin_seated_right,_THI_#937;N,_lyre_within_square_linear_frame,_SNG_Cop__1460__Q-001,_6h,_11,5-12,5mm,_1,82g-s.jpg
Ionia, Teos, (c. 300-100 B.C.), AE-12, SNG Cop. 1460, THIΩN, Lyre within the square linear frame, #1155 viewsIonia, Teos, (c. 300-100 B.C.), AE-12, SNG Cop. 1460, THIΩN, Lyre within the square linear frame, #1
avers: Griffin seated right.
reverse: THI ΩN, Lyre within the square linear frame.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 11,5-12,5mm, weight: 1,82g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ionia, Teos, , date: c. 300-100 B.C., ref: SNG Cop. 1460,
Q-001
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Judea, 2nd Revolt54 viewsDate: 132-135 AD
Size: AE 24
Obverse: Palm/wreath
Reverse: Broad Lyre
Reference: H. 680
3 commentsJohn K
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Julia Domna, AE-24. Anemurium, Cilicia. Apollo59 viewsRoman Empire, Julia Domna, AD 193 - 217. AE-24. Anemurium, Cilicia. Year 15? 207 – 208 AD. Her draped bust rt. / Nude Apollo standing lt., holding laurel branch, lyre on stand to left.

Unpublished and the first coin I have ever come across of Julia Domna from this Cilician city. Issues for the Severans are extremely rare before Severus Alexander from Anemurium. The date is speculative and relies on my reading of the inscription, which is half off the flan where the date is. Another specimen would be most helpful in placing this coin into context. The reverse type is the same as one used for Julia Mamaea, SNG Levante Supp. 118.
Fausta
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Kingdom of Macedhon, Alexander III, 336 – 323 Mytilene Tetradrachm.19 viewsAR 34mm., 15.92g. Head of Herakles r., wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated r., monogram and lyre in r. field, bunch of grapes below throne. Below throne, monogram. Price 1731.
Naville Numismatics live auction 16 2015 lot 31.
Diogenes
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm 18mm 4.04g101 viewsPosthumous issue 323-319 BC. Kolophon Mint
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU to r, Lyre in l. field, A beneath throne.
SG - , Price 1769, Mueller 241. _7359 sold :o(
Antonivs Protti
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Kolophan,Ionia39 viewsBronze AE 11 Kolophon mint, 400BC -350 BC
small but excellent lyre reverse. The instrument is actualy th Kithara or the anciant Greek answer to our grand piano.
1 commentsPaul D3
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Kolophon - AE 155 views330-285 BC
diademed head of Apollo right
lyre, palm right
AKAΣTOΣ ?
KO
obverse similar to: BMC 38 (bigger flan); SNG von Aulock 7912 (bigger flan)
revers: Kinns 50-51; Milne, Colophon 145-146
2,42g
Johny SYSEL
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Kolophon, Ionia Diobol46 viewsAR Diobol
Size: 10 mm, Weight: 1.00 grams, Die Axis: 12h

Kolophon, Ionia
389 – 350 BCE

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo to left.

Reverse: Kithara, to left ΚΟΛΟΦΩ, to right the magistrate’s abbreviation ΑΣΤΥΑ.

Notes:
- The bust of Apollo on coinage minted in Kolophon during the classical period is noted for its fine style.
- Kolophon was one of the oldest and most powerful cities in Ionia and famous for its cavalry. The city also contained a famous temple dedicated to Apollo, hence the lyre on the reverse. Interestingly, the resin from the surrounding pine trees of the city was an important additive to stringed instruments and rosin, also known as colophony, is still used today to improve the sound by direct application to the strings. Wether Apollo was chosen as the city’s main deity because of its association via the pine resin, I do not know.

Ex Aegean Numismatics 2016, Roma E-sale 12, 17 and 20 (all unsold), 2014/2015, and Ebay USA 2011
1 commentsPharsalos
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Kyrene: Apollo/ Lyre22 viewsKyrene, N. Africa, c. 308 - 277 B.C. Bronze AE 17, SNG Cop 1266; BMC Cyrenaica pg. 64, 319; Müller 270, VF, 3.748g, 17.2mm, 0o, obverse laureate head of Apollo right; reverse K-Y/P-A, lyre with four strings; overstruck. ex FORVMPodiceps
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L JULIUS CAESAR, AR Denarius30 viewsOBVERSE: CAESAR Head of Mars left in crested helmet
REVERSE: Venus Genettris with scepter, in chariot drawn by two Cupids left, lyre in field, contolmark above, L IVLI L F in ex.
Struck at Rome, 103BC
3.85g, 17mm
Cr320/1, Syd 593a.
2 commentsLegatus
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L Scribonius Libo 62, Denarius47 viewsRoman Republic, L Scribonius Libo 62, Denarius

"BON EVENT" Head of Bonus Eventvs right "LIBO" behind.

Ornamented well-head, two lyres and a hammer. "PVTEAL - SCRIBON"

Scribonia 8a

3.71 gm

1 commentsPhiloromaos
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L SCRIBONIUS LIBO AR Denarius Scribonia 8a, Bonus Eventus27 viewsOBV: BON EVENT LIBO, diademed head of Bonus Eventus right
REV: PVTEAL above, SCRIBON below, well-head ornamented with garland and two lyres, hammer at base
3.99g

Minted at Rome, 62 BC
Legatus
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L. Censorinus. 82 BC. 23 viewsIn the contest between Apollo and Marsyas, the terms stated that the winner could treat the defeated party any way he wanted. Since the contest was judged by the Muses, Marsyas naturally lost and was flayed alive in a cave near Celaenae for his hubris to challenge a god. Apollo then nailed Marsyas' skin to a pine tree, near Lake Aulocrene (the Turkish Karakuyu Gölü), which Strabo noted was full of the reeds from which the pipes were fashioned. Diodorus Siculus felt that Apollo must have repented this "excessive" deed, and said that he had laid aside his lyre for a while, but Karl Kerenyi observes of the flaying of Marsyas' "shaggy hide: a penalty which will not seem especially cruel if one assumes that Marsyas' animal guise was merely a masquerade." Classical Greeks were unaware of such shamanistic overtones, and the Flaying of Marsyas became a theme for painting and sculpture. His brothers, nymphs, gods and goddesses mourned his death, and their tears, according to Ovid's Metamorphoses, were the source of the river Marsyas in Phrygia, which joins the Meander near Celaenae, where Herodotus reported that the flayed skin of Marsyas was still to be seen, and Ptolemy Hephaestion recorded a "festival of Apollo, where the skins of all those victims one has flayed are offered to the god." Plato was of the opinion that it had been made into a wineskin.

There are alternative sources of this story which state that it wasn't actually Marsyas who challenged Apollo but Apollo who challenged Marsyas because of his jealousy of the satyr's ability to play the flute. Therefore, hubris would not necessarily be a theme in this tale; rather the capricious weakness of the gods and their equally weak nature in comparison to humans.

There are several versions of the contest; according to Hyginus, Marsyas was departing as victor after the first round, when Apollo, turning his lyre upside down, played the same tune. This was something that Marsyas could not do with his flute. According to another version Marsyas was defeated when Apollo added his voice to the sound of the lyre. Marsyas protested, arguing that the skill with the instrument was to be compared, not the voice. However, Apollo replied that when Marsyas blew into the pipes, he was doing almost the same thing himself. The Muses supported Apollo's claim, leading to his victory.

Ovid touches upon the theme of Marsyas twice, very briefly telling the tale in Metamorphoses vi.383–400, where he concentrates on the tears shed into the river Marsyas, and making an allusion in Fasti, vi.649–710, where Ovid's primary focus is on the aulos and the roles of flute-players rather than Marsyas, whose name is not actually mentioned.

AR Denarius (17mm - 3.97 g)

Laureate head of Apollo right / Satyr Marsyas standing left, holding wine skin over shoulder; column surmounted by statue to right.
1 commentsecoli
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L. Julius L.f. Caesar30 viewsL. Julius L.f. Caesar (c. B.C. 103)
Head of Mars left, CAESAR behind, letter or letter and dots above.
Rev: Venus Genetrix in biga left, drawn by two cupids, before them lyre, same letter above, in ex. L. IVLI. L. F.
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L. Julius L.f. Caesar25 viewsAR denarius.

CAESAR, head of Mars left, wearing crested helmet with side-feather; above head, Я with one dot / Venus Genetrix in chariot drawn by two Cupids left; she holds sceptre; on left, in field, lyre; Я with one dot above; L. IVLI. L.F. in exergue. Rome mint, struck c. 94 BC.

Crawford (RRC), 320/1; Sydenham (CRR), 593a; RSC Julia, 004a; RCTV, 198.
socalcoins
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L. Julius L.f. Caesar – Julia-4a62 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC L. Julius L.f. Caesar. 103 BC. AR Denarius (16mm - 3.87 g). Rome mint. CAESAR, helmeted head of Mars left; •L (retrograde) above head / Venus Genetrix in biga left, drawn by two Cupids; lyre before them, •L (retrograde) above; L. IVLI. L.F. in exergue. Crawford 320/1; Sydenham 593a; Julia 4a; RCV 1983 commentsBud Stewart
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L. Marcius Censorinus - AR denarius11 viewsRome
²83 BC
¹82 BC
laureate head of Apollo right
Marsyas standing left, rising hand, holding with wine skin over shoulder; column topped with Victory behind
L·CENSOR
¹Crawford 363/1, SRCV I 281, Sydenham 737, RSC I Marcia 24
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
3,8g
ex Rauch

The moneyer selected the design to play on his name, Marsyas sounds like Marcius.

Marsyas found Athena's flute. Inspired by the breath of a goddess, it played beautifully. Foolishly he challenged Apollo to a musical contest. Apollo won by singing to the music of his lyre. As a just punishment for his presumption, Apollo flayed Marsyas alive. His blood was the source of the river Marsyas, and his skin was hung like a wine bag in the cave out of which that river flows. The column depicted on reverse stood on Forum Romanum near praetorian tribunal. It was built by moneyer's ancestor C. Marcius Rutilius Censorius who as the first plebeian became augur in 300 BC and who also became censor as one of the first plebeians.
Johny SYSEL
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L. Scribonius Libo - AR denarius10 viewsRome
²67 BC
¹62 BC
diademed head of Bonus Eventus right
BON·EVENT / LIBO
Puteal Scriboniarum (Scribonian well) ornamented with garland and two lyres, hammer at base
PVTEAL
SCRIBON
¹Crawford 416/1a, RSC I Scribonia 8a, Sydenham 928, SRCV 367
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
4,1g
ex Roma Numismatics

The reverse of this coin depicts the Puteal Scriboniarum which L. Scribonius Libo renovated. According to ancient sources, the Puteal Scriboniarum was a bidental, that is, a spot which had been struck by lightning. It took its name from its resemblance to the low enclosure around a well (puteus) that was between the Temple of Castor and Pollux and the Temple of Vesta, near the Porticus Julia and the Arcus Fabiorum (arch of the Fabii). The praetor’s tribunal was convened nearby, having been removed from the comitium in the 2nd century BC. It thus became a place where litigants, money-lenders and business people congregated. Foundations of well were discovered during excavations in 1950. Bonus Eventus, originally the god of success in trade and agriculture who should ensure good harvest, bacame later the god of luck and happy end. He could commemorate recent event - the end of Catilinarian conspiracy.
Johny SYSEL
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L. Scribonius Libo - denarius27 viewsL. Scribonius Libo. 62 BC. AR Denarius, 3.91g; obv. BON EVENT LIBO, head of Bonus Eventus right, with broad diadem; rev. PVTEAL SCRIBON Well-head ornamented with two lyres, tongs and festoons. Crawford 416/1, Syd. 928. Bartosz A
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L. SCRIBONIUS LIBO - Denarius, Crawford 416/110 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 62 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: LIBO BON.EVENT; Head of Bopnus eventus r.

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

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

Comments:
This was my first ancient coin purchase. I purchased this coin for $65 along with the Seaby RSC Vol. 1 reference at Tom McKenna’s home in January of 1978. I still own and cherish both. Nicely toned VF.
1 commentsSteve B5
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L. Scribonius Libo - Scribonia-8a122 viewsL Scribonius Libo Denarius (3.88 gm). 62 BC. BON EVENT LIBO, head of Bonus Eventus right, with broad diadem / PVTEAL SCRIBON Well-head ornamented with two lyres, hammer. Sydenham 928; Crawford 416/1a3 commentsBud Stewart
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L. Scribonius Libo, Crawford 416/1a8 viewsL. Scribonius Libo, gens Scribonia
AR - denarius, 3.83g, 19.62mm, 120°
Rome, 62 BC
obv. Head of Bonus Eventus with broad taenia, r.
before BON.EVENT, behind LIBO
rev. Puteal of Scribonius, decorated with garlands and a lyre on both sides; on the base a
hammer
above PVTEAL, below SCRIBON
ref. Cawford 416/1a; Sydenham 928; Scribonia 8a
VF

A puteal was a wellhead or the place of a lightning strike. This place was considered sacred to Jupiter when the lightning occured by day or to a god named Summanus when it occured at night. The Puteal Scribonianum was located on the Forum.
Jochen
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L.IULIUS35 viewsAR denarius. 103 BC 3,87 grs. Helmeted head of Mars left, CAESAR behind / Venus Genetrix in biga of Cupids left, holding sceptre and reins. S above, lyre below. In exergue L · IVLI · L · F
Cr. 320/1. RSC Julia 4.
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Lesbos, Methymna mint, Franke, Methymna, p. 170, 19A24 viewsLesbos, Methymna mint, c. 330 B.C. AE, 11mm 1.40g, Franke, Methymna, p. 170, 19A; SNG Cop. 353
O: Crested, helmeted, head of Athena, l.
R: MAΘY, 4-string lyre; helmet to left
casata137ec
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Lesbos, Mytilene AE 1737 views(250-200 BC)
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo.
Rev.: Lyre.
SNG München 734.
4 commentsMinos
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Lesbos, Mytilene. Hemidrachm (Circa 350-250 BC).21 viewsObv: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev: MY / T-I. Lyre.
ancientone
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Louis XVI (1774-1792) - Demi Ecu aux lauriers 1791 A52 viewsAtelier de Paris, 2° semestre de 1791 (.A)
LUD . XVI . D . G . FR . ET . NAV . REX ., buste habillé a gauche orné du cordon du Saint Esprit. Point sous le D de LUD
. SIT . NOMEN . DOMINI BENEDICTVM lyre 1791, ecu ovale couronné entre deux branches de laurier, .A sous l'ecu
Tranche inscrite : DOMINE SALVVM FAC REGEM
14.70 gr
Ref : Ciani # 2189
This coin and the following three give a "shortcut" of how the person of the King was considered through the french revolution : on this one Louis XVI is monarch by Divine right "Ludovicus XVI Deo Gratia Fran. et Nav. Rex"
92-191
1 commentsPotator II
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Lucius Scribonius Libo 22 viewsObv: BON EVENT before diademed head of Bonus Eventus facing right, LIBO behind.

Rev: PVTEAL above a well-head ornamented with two lyres, festoons and a hammer; SCRIBON in exergue.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 62 BC

3.9 grams, 19 mm, 180°

RSC Scribonia 8a, S367
SPQR Coins
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Lycia24 viewsAR Drachm, Lycian League, AD 98-117
Obv: AYT KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓEPM
Laureate head right
Rev: ΔHM EΞ-YPAT B (= COS II)
Two lyres with owl above.
2.92g, 17-18mm

BMC Lycia pg. 39, 10; SNG Copenhagen 45; SNG von Aulock 4268.
1 commentsklausklage
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Lycia, drachm; ΔΗΜΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ.Β, owl standing right, one leg on each of two lyres. BMC 1017 viewsTRAJAN AR silver drachm. Lycia, struck circa 98-99 A.D. 19mm, 3.5g. Obverse: AVT KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓΕΡΜ, laureate head right. Reverse: ΔΗΜΕΞ ΥΠΑΤ.Β, owl standing right, one leg on each of two lyres. BMC 10. Ex IncitatusPodiceps
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Lycia, Lycia, 027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), BMC-11, SGI 1046, AR-Drachm, Οwl and two lyres, 67 viewsLycia, Lycia, 027p Traianus (98-117 A.D.), BMC-11, SGI 1046, AR-Drachm, Οwl and two lyres,
avers:- AVT-KAIC-NEP-TPAIANOC-CEB-ΓERM, Laureate head right.
revers:- ΔHMEΞ-YΠAT•B, Οwl standing right, one leg on each of two lyres, pellet between.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight:2,70g, axis: 7h,
mint: Lycia, date: 98-99 A.D., ref: BMC-11, SGI 1046, SNG von Aulock 4268,
Q-001
quadrans
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Lycia, Masozytes, Trajan SGIC 109660 viewsTrajan 98 - 117
AR - Drachme, 3.53g, 18.7mm
Masozytes/Lycia 98 - 99
obv. AYT KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓEPM
laureate head r.
rev. ΔHM EΞ - YΠAT B (=COS II)
two three-stringed lyres side by side, owl above, a foot on each lyre
SGIC 1096; SNG von Aulock 4268; SNG Copenhagen 45
nice EF, mint luster, fine, bold portrait!
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

MASOZYTES, together with Kragoi, was one of the main regions of the
Lycian League. Apollo/Lyre was the type of their coins
3 commentsJochen
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Lycian League6 viewsLycian League, late 1st Century BCE

Head of Apollo right/Lyre within wreath. M-A within field.

AE
Belisarius
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Lycian League AR Hemidrachm32 viewsMasikytes mint (30-27 BC).
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo.
Rev.: Lyre; palm tied with fillets to left.
Troxell, Lycian League, 107.
Minos
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Lycian League, Hemidrachm22 viewstime of Augustus, ca. 27-20 BC
15-18mm, 1.54g
obv: Λ - Υ, laureate head of Apollo right
rev: M - A, Lyre, tripod in right field
Masikytes (District)
Periode IV, 6th series, c. BC 27-20
Troxell 110, RPC 3310
areich
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Lycian League, Kragos7 viewsLycian League, Kragos After 168 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.68 gm). Laureate head of Apollo r. / Kithara (lyre), K-P across lower field, all within incuse square.  VF.  Bt. Old Town Coin, 1999. SNG Cop 6 59; RPC I 3301; Dewing 2453; Sear 5267; Troxell, Lycian 84.40. Christian T
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Lycian League, Masikytes25 viewsLycian League, Masikytes. c. 40-35 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.70 gm). Laureate head of Apollo r. / Kithara (lyre), M-A across fields, serpent coiled around omphalos to l., all within incuse square.  EF.  CNG EA 447 #118. Ex-Dr. Erik Miller Coll. RPC I #3303; Troxell, Lycian, Period IV, Series 3 #97; McClean 8875.
In Greek myths, Apollo slayed the great serpent Python so that he could establish his oracular temple at Delphi. An omphalos marked the spot where he slayed Python and is depicted on ancient coins as an omphalos stone with a serpent wound around it.
2 commentsChristian T
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Lycian League, Rhodiapolis 7 viewsLycian League Rhodiapolis After 168 BC. AR Drachm (2.89 gm). Rare mint.. Laureate head of Apollo r., bow and quiver over shoulder / Kithara (lyre), P-O across fields, fillet to l., all within incuse square.  EF.   CNG 51 #479. SNG Cop. 132 (same obv. die); BMC 1 (same); Troxell, Lycian 40 (18 known, most in museums); Weber 7301 (same). cf. CNG EA 265 #163 Christian T
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Lydia, Apollonoshieron, 014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-18, RPC I 3045, Apollo standing front,132 viewsLydia, Apollonoshieron, 014p Nero (54-68 A.D.), AE-18, RPC I 3045, Apollo standing front,
avers: NEΡΩN KAICAΡ CEBACTOC, laureate head right
revers: AΠOΛΛΩNI/EΡEITΩN, Apollo standing front, head right, holding patera in right hand and resting with left on lyre.
exe: -/-//--, diameter:18,0mm, weight: 3,04g, axis: 6h
mint: Lydia, Apollonoshieron, date: 54-68 AD., ref: RPC I 3045; BMC 8-9; SNG Cop 33.
Q-001
quadrans
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Lydia, Apollonoshieron. Pseudo-autonomous issue, circa late 2nd or early 3rd century AD. Lindgren III 450.42 viewsLydia, Apollonoshieron. Pseudo-autonomous issue, circa late 2nd or early 3rd century AD. Æ 15.75mm, 1.93 g, 6h.
Obverse: Bearded head of Heracles right.
Reverse: [ΑΠ]ΟΛΛΩ – ΝΙ – ЄΡЄΙΤΩΝ, lyre.
References: Lindgren III 450; Mi IV, 49.
Ex Gerda Dijkhuis, 11-30-2014.
1 commentsMark Fox
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Lydia, Apollonoshieron. AE16. Nero(A.D. 54-68).50 viewsObv. NERON KAICAP, laureate head right.
Rev. [A]ΠOΛΛWNI EPEI - TW[N], Apollo, standing facing, holding patera and resting hand on lyre. Patera in inscription.
RPC 3045;SNG Cop 33; BMC Lydia p. 24, 8
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Lydia, Philadelphia Æ1817 viewsLydia, Philadelphia

c. 1st century BC

18mm., 6.18g.

Diademed head of Zeus right

Lyre; ivy leaf above; all within wreath

References:

AAEQ
RL
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Lydia, Philadelphia, Tyche / Apollo69 viewstime of Septimius Severus
AE20, 4.3g
obv: FILADELFEWN; turreted bust of Tyche right
rev: Apollo standing left, holding lyre, branch
BMC Lydia, p.191, #32; SNG Leypold 1109 (same dies)
areich
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Lydia, Thyateira, Herakles / lyre, AE1617 views15.5 mm, 2.69 g
obv: laureate bust of Herakles wearing lion-skin right
rev: ΘΥΑΤΕΙΡΗΝΩΝ, lyre
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3189/
areich
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Lyre (?)119 viewsBITHYNIA. Nicaea. Maximinus I. Æ 23. A.D. 235-238. Obv: (ГI)OVOVHMA-ΞI(MEINOCAVГ). Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark behind neck. Rev: NIKAI-(EΩN). Triptolemus standing in chariot, drawn right by two winged serpents. Ref: BMC -; Axis: 360°. Weight: 6.97 g. CM: Possibly a lyre (?).Howgego -. Collection Automan.Automan
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Macedon, Olynthos, Chalkdian League, 432-348 BC143 viewsSilver tetrobol, 14.9mm, 2.26g, Nice VF
Struck c. 410-401 BC
Laureate head Apollo right, circle of dots around / XAΛK[IA]EΩN around lyre with seven strings, all within incuse.
BMC 5, 68, 13; SNG Cop 235v
3 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Macedonia, Bottiaea, (392 - 379 B.C.), BMC 2, AE-15, BOTTIAIΩN, Lyre,120 viewsMacedonia, Bottiaea, (392 - 379 B.C.), BMC 2, AE-15, BOTTIAIΩN, Lyre,
avers: Laureate head of Apollo right.
revers: BOTTIAIΩN, Lyre.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 15,3-15,7mm, weight:3,65g, axes:4h,
mint: Macedonia, Bottiaea, date: 392 - 379 B.C., ref: BMC 2, SNG ANS 926; SNG Copenhagen 140-5 (Bottiaea),
Q-001
quadrans
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Macedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1769, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left, 117 viewsMacedonia, Kings, 016 Alexander III., (The Great, 356-323 B.C.), Price 1769, Colophon, AR-Drachm, Zeus seated on throne left,
avers: Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion-skin headdress.
reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, scepter in left hand, lyre left, A beneath throne.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17,0mm, weight: 4,20g, axes: 11h,
mint: Macedonia, Kings, Alexander III, The Great, Colophon mint, date: c. 323 - c. 319 B.C., ref: Price 1769,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Colophon (Price P44; Muller P51)26 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and scepter, lyre in left field, monogram below throne
Quant.Geek
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MAXIMINUS II DAIA Quarter Nummis, Van Heesch 3, A, Pagan Commemorative48 viewsOBV: GENIO ANTIOCHENI, Tyche of Antioch seated facing on rocks, turreted and veiled, stalks of grain in right, river-god Orontes swimming below
REV: APOLLONI SANCTO, Apollo standing left, patera in right, lyre in left. A in right field, mintmark SMA
1.2g, 13mm

Struck at Antioch, 312 AD
Legatus
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MAXIMINUS II DAIA Quarter Nummis, Van Heesch 3, A, Pagan Commemorative16 viewsOBVERSE: GENIO ANTIOCHENI, Tyche of Antioch seated facing on rocks, turreted and veiled, stalks of grain in right, river-god Orontes swimming below
REVERSE: APOLLONI SANCTO, Apollo standing left, patera in right, lyre in left. S in right field, mintmark SMA
1.2g, 13mm

Struck at Antioch, 312 AD
Legatus
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Maximinus II Daia, Vagi 295438 viewsAntioch mint, Maximinus II Daia, 309-313 A.D. AE, 16mm 1.40g, Vagi 2954
O: GENIO AN-TIOCHENI, Tyche of the Orontes seated facing, river god Orontes swimming below
R: APOLLONI SANCTO, Apollo standing left, patera in left, lyre in right, H right
Ex: SMA
casata137ec
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Mercury127 viewsOctavian, AR Denarius of Eastern Mint (?), B.C.32-31

Obv: Bare head of Octavian right
Rev: Naked Mercury seated on a rock, petasus hanging down his back, playing a lyre. CAESAR DIVI F

RIC.257 Sear RCV I 1550 RSC I 61 BMCRE.596 BMCRR East 236

In addition to Mercury's position as messenger of the gods and patron of merchants there was another belief about him that on occasion he was a cunning thief, and was thus the patron of thieves. One story relates how he stole some oxen from Apollo. Whilst in hiding he found a tortoise in a cave. From the shell and some strings drawn across it he invented the lyre. As he was playing it Apollo heard the sound and was so charmed by it that he allowed Mercury to keep the oxen, and the lyre was from then on was also associated with Apollo. However, with this coin here the petasus denotes that the lyre is being played by Mercury.
1 commentsnemesis
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Moesia inferior, Odessos, Septimius Severus, AMNG 226627 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 3.25g
obv. AV[T] KL CEP CEV _HROC PERTIN[A]
Bust, draped(?), laureate, r.
rev. ODHCC - E - ITW - N
Apollo, nude to hips, std. on chair without backrests, holding laurel-branch in r. hand and resting with l. arm on lyre set on tripod behind him.
AMNG I/2, 2266 (1 ex. in Munich); Varbanov (engl.) 4336
Very rare, F+/about VF, dark green patina
Jochen
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Mysia, Germe. Faustina II AE1718 viewsObv: ΦΑVСΤƐΙΝΑ / draped bust of Faustina II, r.
Rev: ΓƐΡΜΗΝΩΝ / Apollo standing, facing, head, l., holding patera and lyre.
ancientone
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Mytilene AE19, 3rd-2nd century BC61 viewsLESBOS, Mytilene. Circa 250-200 BC.
Laureate head of Apollo right
Lyre; monograms to lower left and right.
SNG München 734; SNG Copenhagen 387
2 commentsArdatirion
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Neapolis - AE9 views250 - 225 BC
laureate head of Apollo left with long hair, control symbol behind
lyre, on left, leaning against omphalos, on right, thyrsos below legend
NEOΠOΛITΩN
SNG ANS -; SNG Copenhagen -; Rutter 592.
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSEL
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Nero36 viewsObv.: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS , bare head right, a globe at the point of truncation.Rev.: PONTIF MAX - [TR POT IM]P P P / S - C , Nero, as Apollo Citharoedus, advancing r. in flying robes, playing lyre.RIC I, p. 176, # 417 ; WCN 547.mestreaudi
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Nero (Augustus) Coin: Bronze AS 9 viewsNERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERMANIC - Radiate head of Nero right
PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP P P - Nero, as Apollo Citharoedus, advancing right in billowing robes, playing lyre; mark of value I in ex.
Exergue: I



Mint: Rome (64 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 6.87g / 23.01mm / 5 h
Rarity: Scarce
References:
RIC 211
BMCRE 256.
WCN 272
Sear 1978
Provenances:
The D. Thomas Collection
Agora Auctions
Acquisition/Sale: Agora Auctions Internet Numismatic Sale #77

The I in the exergue is the mark of value.

Under Nero, the mint produced these brass asses on a weight standard of one half a dupondius. The letter I denotes one as, while II appears on dupondii equal to two asses and S appears on the semisses. This experiment with brass as was not continued by his successors, though some issued 3g brass semisses and Trajan and Hadrian produced brass 4g 1/3 dupondii and 8g 2/3 dupondii in the East.

From the Dictionary of Roman Coins:
Citharoedus Apollo. The Lyre-striking Apollo.-In this character Nero is represented on one of his first brass coins. "Another Apollo (as Suetonius observes), habited like the robed statues of the god, he appears walking, with the cithara in his left hand, and playing on it with his right.-Engraved in Dr. King's plates.




Gary W2
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Nero RIC 006848 viewsNero. AD 54-68. AR Denarius Rome mint. Struck AD 68.
(17.68 mm, 3.37 g)
Obv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P P, Laureate head right
Rev: Legionary eagle between two standards.
RIC I 68 (R2); RSC 356
Ex: CNG e-auction 370 lot 391 March 9, 2016.




The portrait on this coin is what I like to call the "Fat tyrant" portrait. Earlier coins of Nero show a much more slender and younger version. Although he did not fiddle or play the lyre while Rome burned, he did mange to spend the imperial coffers quite extravagantly. His excesses, including many building projects meant that Nero had to make the silver for coins stretch to provide ample coinage for the empire. In order to do this he debased the denarii. While they were once near 100% fineness, Nero reduced this considerably. He also reduced the weight of the denarii. This is one of the reasons why some early denarii are scarce to very rare. People hoarded or melted down the earlier denarii. This includes the coins of Nero himself. While coins of Nero after the debasement are relatively easy to find (but very popular), his earlier coins are quite difficult to find. If you are interested in Nero and see a pre-reform denarius recognize that you might not see another for a while.

This coin is also interesting because of the reverse. Notice it has both the legionary standards, and Aqilla-the legionary eagle. Vespasian was not the only one to use previous coin types. Legionary denarii were minted by Marcus Antonius. I do not know why Nero would want to recall these earlier days. However, the earlier legionary denarii were still circulating at the time of Nero's rule. they were made of poor silver and so they were exchanged many times over the years.
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Nero RIC I 454 SPQR Countermark36 viewsNero. AD 54-68. AE As. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. c. AD 65. (10.47g, 28.9m, 6h). Obv: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG [GER P M TR P] IMP P P Bare head right, globe at point of bust, SPQR Countermark on neck. Rev: PONTIF MAX [TR POT IMP P P], S C, Nero, as Apollo Apollo Citharoedus walking right, carrying lyre. RIC I 454.

Another coin obtained, not for the coin itself, but rather for the countermark. The SPQR countermark used primarily on coins of Nero minted in Lugdunum, these are thought to relate to the uprising of Vindex. Because of its connection with the uprising resulting in the end of Nero, I though it might have a place in my collection.
Lucas H
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Nerva Drachm - Caduceus and Lyres105 viewsAR Drachm
LYCIA. Nerva. 97 AD
(3,60g)
Obv: Laureate head right; Λ−Y across field
Rev: ΥΠΑΤΟΥ ΤΡΙΤΟΥ, caduceus between pair of lyres.

RARE
2 commentsKained but Able
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Nerva Drachm - Lyre and Olive Branch 112 viewsAR Drachm
Lycia, Lycian League, Year 3 = 97 AD
3.60g

Obv: Laureate bust of Nerva (R)
AYTOKPAT NEPOYAC — KAICAP CEBACT
Λ—Y in field

Rev: 4 stringed LYRE (Phorminx) with OLIVE BRANCH to right
YΠATOY — TPITOY

(Reverse also listed for Domitian)
3 commentsKained but Able
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Octavian AR denarius, 31-30 BC, Rome66 viewsOctavian
AR denarius – 19mm
Italian (Rome?) mint, 31-30 BC
bare head r.
Mercury (or Apollo?),naked, seated right on rock upon which is spread his cloak, petasus (or shield?) slung on his back, holding lyre with both hands
CAESAR DIVI F
RIC 257, CRI 401, BMCRR 4335
1 commentsArdatirion
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Olbia - AE7 viewsc. 200-150 BC
laureate head of Apollo right; countermark - helmeted head (of Athena ?) right
lyre
OΛBIO
B_A/ EI_(PH)
SNG BM Black Sea 637-8
same as: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-9834
ex Petr Schimandl
Johny SYSEL
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Olbia Artemis AE dihalk162 viewsA very rare example of this issue struck ca. 200-160 B.C.
OBV/ Artemis with "Helmeted Athena" countermark. Rev/ Lyre

Mayadigger
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Olynthos Chalkidian League.143 viewsAR Tetrobol. 420-393 BC. 2.4 gm.
Obverse- Laureate head of Apollo left.
Reverse- Lyre in linear square.
Sear 1425 (v.)
3 commentsb70
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Olynthos, Macedonia26 viewsChalkidian League
432-348 B.C.
Bronze AE 15
3.05 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: X-A-Λ-KIΔ-EΩN around lyre
Sear 1433; BMC Macedonia p. 69, 29-30
1 commentsJaimelai
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Olynthos, Macedonia43 viewsChalkidian League
432-348 B.C.
Bronze AE 15
4.42 gm, 15.5 mm
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: X-A-Λ-KIΔ-EΩN around lyre
Sear 1433; BMC Macedonia p. 69, 29-30
2 commentsJaimelai
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P CLODIUS MF TURRINUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS CLAUDIUS AR Denarius13 viewsOBVERSE: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind
REVERSE: Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand; P CLODIVS right, M F on left
Rome 42BC
3.8g, 20mm
Cr494/23, Claudia 15
Legatus
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P CLODIUS MF TURRINUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS CLAUDIUS AR Denarius 4 viewsOBVERSE: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind
REVERSE: Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand; P CLODIVS right, M F on left
Rome 42BC
3.02g, 19mm
Cr494/23, Claudia 15
Legatus
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P. Clodius136 viewsP. Clodius --AR Denarius. Apollo, Lyre behind. / Diana lucifera, two torches. Crawford 494/23; HCRI 184; Sydenham 1117; Claudia 154 commentsfeatherz
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P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus55 viewsSilver denarius, Rome, 42 BC
Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind
Diana Lucifera standing facing, holding two long torches,
bow and quiver on shoulder, P. CLODIVS to right, M.F to left.
Crawford 494/23. Sydenham 1117.
Sergius Silus
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P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus99 views42 BC
AR Denarius (18mm, 3.86g)
O: Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre behind.
R: Diana Lucifera standing facing, holding two long torches, bow and quiver on her shoulder; M.F - CLODIVS flanking.
RSC Claudia 15; Crawford 424-23; Sydenham 1117; CRI 184; RSC Claudia 15; BMC 4290
ex Sayles & Lavender

TO APOLLO AND DIANA
Virgins, sing the Virgin Huntress;
Youths, the youthful Phoebus sing;
Sing Latona, she who bore them
Dearest to the eternal King:
Sing the heavenly maid who roves
Joyous, through the mountain groves;
She who winding waters loves;
Let her haunts her praises ring!

Sing the vale of Peneus’ river;
Sing the Delian deity;
The shoulder glorious with its quiver’
And the lyre of Mercury.
From our country, at our prayer -
Famine, plague, and tearful war
These, benign, shall drive afar
To Persia’s plains or Britain’s sea.
~ Horace (Odes 1,21)
2 commentsEnodia
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P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus (42 B.C)25 viewsO: Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre to left.
R: Diana Lucifera standing right, bow and quiver over her shoulder, holding torch with each hand; P • CLODIVS downard to right, M • F • downward to left.
Rome Mint
4.0g
20mm 
Cr494/23, Claudia 15
1 commentsMat
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P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus (RSC I Claudia 15, Coin #759)6 viewsRSC I Claudia 15, AR Denarius, Rome, 42 BC
OBV: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind.
REV: M•F• / P•CLODIVS; Diana Lucifera (the light bringer) standing right holding two long lit torches.
SIZE: 19.2mm, 3.10g
MaynardGee
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P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus - AR denarius6 viewsRome
42 BC
laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind
Diana Lucifera standing half right holding torch in each hand
P·CLODIVS / M·F
SRCV I 492, RSC I Claudia 15, Sydenham 1117, Crawford 494/21, BMCRR 4287
3,8g
ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus - Claudia-15133 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC P Clodius Denarius. 42 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind / Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand; P CLODIVS right, M F on left. Sydenham 1117, Crawford 494/23, RCV 4923 commentsBud Stewart
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P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus 42b.c. Denarius31 viewsLaureate head of Apollo right, Lyre behind. Reverse. Diana Lucifera standing facing holding two long torches, bow and quiver on her shoulder, P. CLODIVS on right, M.F on left.Philoromaos
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P. Clodius M.f., Denarius16 viewsP. Clodius M.f., Denarius

RRC 494/23
42 bc

Av: Laureate head of Apollo r.; behind, lyre,
Rv: Diana standing r., with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding two lighted torches; on r.,

P CLODIVS; on l., M F.

The crawford number 494 covers 46 very different coins of 3 different moneyers from 42 bc.

Ex Bertolami Fine arts, Auction 24, Numismatics, London, 23.06.2016, #569
Norbert
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Pella - AE 1621 views187-168/167 BC
laureated head of Apollo right
lyre
ΠΕΛΛΗΣ
Moushmov Number 6447, (SNG ANS 587)
5,74g 16-15 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Pella - AE 175 views187-168/167 BC
laureated head of Apollo right
lyre
ΠΕΛΛΗΣ / (?) AKΦ
BMC 11; SNG ANS 587
3,61g 18-16 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Philadelphia, Lydia, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.46 viewsBronze AE 18, SNG Cop 350; SGCV II 4719 var, VF, Philadelphia mint, weight 6.332g, maximum diameter 17.2mm, die axis 0o, obverse head of Zeus right; reverse FILADELFEWN, lyre (kithara), monogram above, all within wreath

Ex Forum
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Philadelphia, Lydia, 2nd - 1st Century B.C.39 viewsBronze AE 19, Imhoof--Blumer 2-3 var (monogram); Weber 6878 var (same); BMC p. 188, 13-15 var (w/Archiereos name, no monogram); SNG Cop 339 var (same); SNG VA -, VF, Philadelphia mint, weight 7.613g, maximum diameter 20.5mm, die axis 0o, obverse draped bust of Artemis right wearing chiton and stephane, bow and quiver at shoulder; reverse FILADELFEWN ERMIPPOS ARCIEREUS, Apollo standing right, clad in chiton, plectrum in left, lyre (kithara) in right, monogram lower right; rare variety;Philoromaos
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Philip III Arrhidaeus, drachm, Price P4355 viewsSilver drachm
Obv:– Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– FILIPPOU, Zeus on throne, feet on footstool, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, lyre left
Minted in Ionia, Kolophon, posthumus issue, , c. 323 - c. 319 B.C.
Reference:– Price P43

Minted shortly after Alexander's death, under the rule his brother, Philip III Arrhidaeus. Philip III was mentally disabled and power was divided among his advisors and Alexander's generals. Philip was murdered in October 317 by Olympias, Alexander's mother, to ensure the succession of her grandson.

Ex-Forvm
maridvnvm
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Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Drachm2 viewsMacedon, Philip III Arrhidaios. 323-317 BC. AR Drachm (4.32 gm) of Colophon, 323-319 BC. Head of young Herakles r. clad in lion skin headdress. / Zeus Aetophoros enthroned, holding eagle and sceptre. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ, kithara (lyre) to l.  EF.  Lustrous and fine style. Ponterio 136 #1714. SNG Berry 235; HGC 3.1 #974d; Muller plate XXVII #P50 (Incerti Macedoniae); Price P43; SNG Alpha Bank 852; SNG Cop 2 #1100; SNG Munich 938-940. cf. Pegasi BOB155 #68 (same dies); Thompson-Bellinger p. 20 #7. Anaximander
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Philip III, 323-317 BC; Kolophon 323-319 BC62 viewsAR drachm, 18.2mm, 4.24g, VF/gVF
Head Herakles right in lion-head headdress / ΦIΛIΠΠOY Zeus seated left on backless throne, feet on footstool, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre. Lyre in left field, U (could be part of garment) under throne above strut.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Price P43b; Müller P50
Lawrence Woolslayer
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PHOCIS FEDERAL COINAGE AR TRIOBOL, 3rd SACRED WAR26 views

BMC 81, BCD 294, GVF/AEF, 13.7mm, 2.64 grams, Struck Circa. 354 - 352 B.C.E. under Onymarchos

Obverse: Bull's head facing
Reverse: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind, monograms below

Nicer than the great majority of these. Bull struck in high relief and usually well worn. This level of detail scarcely seen.

Ex: Hanberry collection, 1970's - early 1990's
4 commentsMark R1
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Phokaia, Phokis, Federal Coinage38 viewsPhokaia, Phokis, Federal Coinage
AR Triobol, 354-352 BC
Obv.: Bull’s head facing
Rev.: Head of Apollo, lyre behind, Φ Ω below
Ag, 2.61g, 14.3mm
Ref.: BCD Lokris-Phokis 310.1, Williams 390, SNG Copenhagen 121-2
Ex Lanz-Numismatik
2 commentsshanxi
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PHOKIS Federal Coinage, AR Triobol SNG Cop 121, Bull’s Head19 viewsOBV: Bull’s head facing
REV: Laureate head of Apollo right, Φ-Ω before, lyre behind
2.50g, 14mm
Ex Rockefeller University / Dr. Alfred E. Mirsky Collection
Minted at Phokis, 357-346 BC
Legatus
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Phokis, Federal Coinage, 354-352 BC, AR Triobol - struck under Onymarchos24 viewsFrontal bull's head.
Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind, Φ – Ω below.

BCD Lokris/Phokis 295.2 (this coin); Williams - (O-/R216).

(14 mm, 2.75 g, 11h).
ex- BCD Collection: NAC 55 (8 October 2010) Lot 295.2.

The district of Phokis was centered on the ancient city of Delphi and its sacred precinct. This coin was struck from the silver appropriated from the Delphic Apollo Temple treasury by the Phokians during the Third Sacred War (356-346 BC). The sacred precinct at Delphi was seized by the Phokians and fortified at the start of the war. It is probable Onymarchos, the Phokian strategos of the time, struck this coinage within the sacred precinct and used it to pay for the ongoing war effort. Coins of this type are relatively rare despite the massive minting to fund the war effort. This results from to the fact that at war’s end the Lokrians collected all the Phokian coinage then in circulation and melted it down to make a massive silver hydria which was dedicated to Apollo at Delphi.
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Phrygia, Hierapolis. Pseudo-autonomous AE26. Apollo Lairbenos/Apollo Kitharoedos66 viewsLAIRBHNO C; Bust of Apollo Lairbenos r., radiate, shoulders draped.
IERAPO LEITWN; Apollo Kitharoedos (Archegetes) in long chiton and mantle, standing r., holding in lowered r. plectrum, and carrying lyre with l.
26mm. 12.0 gm.
Time of Caracalla (?) and later.
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Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, 005 Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), Pythes, son of Pythes, magistrate, SNG Cop. 510, AE-14, Pseudo-autonomous issue. time of Tiberius, ΠYΘHΣ/ΠYΘOY, serpent-entwined altar, 94 viewsPhrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, 005 Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), Pythes, son of Pythes, magistrate, SNG Cop. 510, AE-14, Pseudo-autonomous issue. time of Tiberius, ΠYΘHΣ/ΠYΘOY, serpent-entwined altar,
avers: ΛAOΔIKEΩN, laureate head of Apollo right; lyre before.
revers: ΠYΘHΣ/ΠYΘOY, to left and right of serpent-entwined altar, surmounted by headdress of Isis.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 14-15mm, weight: 4,42g, axis: 0h,
mint: Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum, Pseudo-autonomous issue. time of Tiberius, date: 14-37 A.D., ref: RPC 2903; SNG Copenhagen 510; SNG von Aulock 3806; BMC 61.
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans
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PKA (monogram of)105 viewsBITHYNIA. Calchedon. Claudius. Æ 27. A.D. 41-54 (likely struck late in that period). Obv: (...KΛ)AYΔIOYKAIΣAPO(...TOΣ). Bare head left; countermark before neck. Rev: (KAΛXAΔONIΩN). Laureate and draped bust of Apollo right; lyre at far shoulder. Ref: RPC 1787 (1 pc); Sear 438. Axis: 180°. Weight: 9.35 g. CM: Monogram of PKA, in rectangular punch, 3 x 6.5 mm. Howgego 632 sim. Note: Howgego 632 is applied to 12 coins of the Thracian king Rhoemetalces I. This countermark is similar, although with the letter "A" added. Could it possibly also be a reference to Rhoemetalces Caesar? RPC argues that Calchedon formed part of Rhoemetalces Kingdom of Thrace. Collection Automan.Automan
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PKA (monogram of)128 viewsBITHYNIA. Calchedon. Claudius. Æ 24. A.D. 41-54 (likely struck late in that period). Obv: ...KΛAYΔIOYKAIΣAPO...TOΣ. Bare head left; countermark before neck. Rev: KAΛXAΔONIΩN. Laureate and draped bust of Apollo right; lyre at far shoulder. Ref: RPC 1787 (1 pc); Sear 438. Axis: 210°. Weight: 7.46 g. CM: Monogram of PKA, in rectangular punch, 3 x 6.5 mm. Howgego 632 sim. Note: Howgego 632 is applied to 12 coins of the Thracian king Rhoemetalces I. This countermark is similar, although with the letter "A" added. Could it possibly also be a reference to Rhoemetalces Caesar? RPC argues that Calchedon formed part of Rhoemetalces Kingdom of Thrace. Collection Automan.Automan
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plated Republican denarius, P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus29 viewsP. Clodius M.f. Turrinus, 42 BC
18mm, 2.87g
obv: laureate head of Apollo right, hair in knot, falling in two locks; lyre behind
rev: Diana Lucifera, wearing long drapery, standing facing, head right, holding lighted long torch in each hand, bow and quiver on her shoulder; P • CLODIVS • to right, M • F • to left
areich
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Price 176913 viewsAlexander III the great
Drachm
Abydus 323-319 BC

Obverse:Head of Alexander the great as Herakles,wearing lions skin
Reverse:ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;Zeus on throne;Lyre at left and A at throne

15.94mm 3.73gm

maik
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Prusias I --AE27. 345 views Head of Apollo L, countermarks: Head of Artemis L, tripod and Lyre. (featherz)featherz
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Prusias II (180-149 BC) Kingdom of Bithynia61 viewsObverse:
Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy

Reverse:
The Centaur Chiron right, playing lyre; wears wreath, and chlamys of animal skin
'BASILEWS PROUSIOU'
HY monogram right.

Diameter: 21mm

Ref: SNG Cop 635, Aulock 255

Notes:
A great healer, astrologer, and respected oracle, Chiron was said to be the first among centaurs and highly revered as a teacher and tutor. Among his pupils were many heroes: Asclepius, Aristaeus, Ajax, Aeneas, Actaeon, Caeneus, Theseus, Achilles, Jason, Peleus, Telamon, Perseus, sometimes Heracles, Oileus, Phoenix, and in one Byzantine tradition, even Dionysos.
Xerxes King of Kings
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Prusias II Cynegos, King of Bithynia ca 182-149 BC. HY monogram.17 viewsPrusias II Cynegos, King of Bithynia AE 20. Wreathed head of Dionysos right / BASILEWS PROUSIOU, Centaur walking right, playing a lyre; HY monogram right.
SNG Cop 635; Aulock 255; RecGen 26, monogram 3.
Antonivs Protti
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Prusias II, King of Bithynia. 182-149 BC35 viewsPrusias II, King of Bithynia AE 17 - 21mm. 182 -149 BC. Ivy-wreathed head of Dionysos right / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟΥΣΙΟΥ, centaur advancing right, playing lyre; monogram below front leg. SNG Cop 639. SNG Cop 635.
(3rd from right white metal, modern)
ddwau
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Prusias II: Centaur Chieron playing lyre12 viewsKINGS OF BITHYNIA Prusias II, c. 185-149 B.C. Æ 20, 6.3 g. Obv. Head of Dionysos right. Rev. BASILEWS PROUSIOU, The centaur Chieron right playing lyre, monogram in field. Sear GCV 7266.Podiceps
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Q. POMPONIUS MUSA32 viewsAR denarius.c.66 BC. 4.04 g. 7h. Diademed head of Apollo right ,Q.POMPONI behind,MVSA before. / Hercules Musagetes standing right, playing lyre and draped with lion skin; club at his feet to right. HERCVLES before, MVSARVM behind. Crawford 410/1; Sydenham 810; RSC Pomponia 8. Smyth XII/45.
CNG Coin shop 866251.
CNG photograph.
1 commentsbenito
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Q. POMPONIUS MUSA 38 viewsAR denarius.c.66 BC. 4.04 g. 7h. Diademed head of Apollo right ,Q.POMPONI behind,MVSA before. / Hercules Musagetes standing right, playing lyre and draped with lion skin; club at his feet to right. HERCVLES before, MVSARVM behind. Crawford 410/1; Sydenham 810; RSC Pomponia 8. Smyth XII/45.

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Q. Pomponius Musa, Denarius 7 viewsQ. Pomponius Musa, Denarius

RRC: 410/1
66 bc
3,71 gr

AV: Diademed head of Apollo right, his hair falling in ringlets, large circlet on his forehead, presumably attached to the diadem; Q POMPONI behind, MVSA before.
RV: Hercules standing right wearing lionskin and playing lyre; HERCVLES before, MVSARVM behind.

ex Gemini, Auct XIV, Lot 404, 18.04.2018
Reported as: Ex Philip T. Ashton Collection.'
Norbert
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Quietus Apollo RIC V 316 viewsQuietus, Billon antoninianus, Göbl MIR 1728n (Samosata), RSC IV 4a, RIC V 3 (R2, Antioch), SRCV III 10819 (uncertain Syrian Mint), VF, porous, Samosata (Samsat, Turkey) mint, weight 3.628g, maximum diameter 22.8mm, die axis 180o,
OBV: IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right;
REV: APOLINI CONSERVA, Apollo standing left, radiate, nude but for cloak on shoulders and draped behind, branch downward in right, left rests on grounded lyre, star upper left;
rare;

EX: Forum Ancient Coins

Samosata was the walled capital of the Commagene Kingdom founded in 69 B.C. The town remained a regional center under Rome, and until the Ottoman period. The old town of Samsat and all its history were flooded behind the Atatürk Dam in 1989. The new town was built beside the new waterline by the government to house the displaced residents.
SRukke
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Quintillus Apollo33 viewsQuintillus AE Antoninianus
Obverse: IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Reverse: APOLLINI CONS, Apollo standing left, holding branch & leaning on lyre set on rock
Weight: 3.0 gm
Diameter: 19 mm
Ref: RIC 9, Cohen 5
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RIC 0618 Domitianus50 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Flute and lyre players standing right before Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar, temple in background.
AE/Dupondius (29.09 mm 12.39 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 618 (C), BNF 468
1 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0619 Domitianus58 viewsObverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TRP VIII CENS PER P P - Radiate head right.
Reverse: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC - S C (in exergue) - Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; to left victimarius with goat and sheep, flute player and lyre player standing right; in background six-column temple.
mm. 27,56 - g. 12,82 - die axis 6
RIC 2 619 (C) - Cohen 87/8 - Struck in Rome 88 a.D.
Celebrating the anniversary of the foundation of the city.
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0620 Domitianus28 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII CENS PER P P - Radiate head right.
Rev. : COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC S C - Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; to left victimarius slaying bull, whose head is held by kneeling figure; flute player and lyre player standing right; in background six-column temple, wreath in pediment.
Struck in Rome 88 a.D. - AE / Dupondius - mm 29,45 gr 13,34 die axis 6
RIC 620 (R2) - BMCRE unlisted - Paris 465

FlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0621 Domitianus60 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, radiate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; River God (Tiber) reclining right; Flute and lyre players standing right; in background two tetrastyle temples connected by a big arch.
AE/Dupondius (29.92 mm 12.769 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 621 (C), BMCRE 432, BNF 466
Purchsed on eBay from Indalo
5 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0623a Domitianus39 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; Flute and lyre players standing right (the second is behind the altar); in background temple.
AE/As (28.77 mm 11.740 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 623a (C2), BMCRE 434-436, BNF 471-474
ex Martì Hervera - Soler y Llach Auction 1101-2 lot 2531
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0623b Domitianus.43 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; Flute and lyre players standing right (the second is near the altar); in background temple.
AE/As (28.88 mm 11.11 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 623a (C2), BMCRE 434-436, BNF 471-474
ex CNG Auction #84 lot 1007, from the John Bitner Collection
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RIC 0624 Domitianus59 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laureate head left
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; Flute and lyre players standing right (the second is near the altar); in background temple.
AE/As (28.60 mm 14.014 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 624 (R), BMCRE 437, BNF 475
Purchased from Manfred Olding on MA-Shops, from the Ponitza Collection (1934, with collector ticket)
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RIC 0625 Domitianus42 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM PM TR P VIII CENS PER P P - Laureate head right.
Rev. : COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC S C - Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; to left victimarius slaying bull, whose head is held by kneeling figure; flute player and lyre player standing right; in background six-column temple, wreath in pediment.
Struck in Rome 88 a.D. - AE / As - mm 29,45 gr 13,34 die axis 6
RIC 625 (C) - BMCRE 438 - Paris 469-470
ex CNG Auction 84 lot 1009 - ex Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger Auction unknown lot 2419
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RIC 0627 Domitianus81 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC / S C (in exergue), Domitian standing left, sacrificing over altar; River God (Tiber) reclining right; Flute and lyre players standing right; in background double temple showing nine columns.
AE/As (29.43 mm 12.361 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88 A D
RIC 627 (C), BMCRE 438A, BNF ---
Purchased from Thesaurus in february 2018
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RIC-088 Gordian III apollo87 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
P M TR P IIII COS II P P - Apollo, bare to waist, seated left, holding branch, and resting hand on lyre
RIC-88, Cohen-250

nicely centered, full flan, strong strike. Some mint lustre visible. AD 240 (4th issue,)
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ROMAN EMPIRE - Gordian III14 viewsROMAN EMPIRE - Gordian III (238-244 AD) 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. RIC 89. Sear 5 #8648
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ROMAN EMPIRE - REPUBLIC - P CLODIVS30 viewsRoman Republic Denarius - Apollo & Diana - Rome, Imperatorial Period 42 BC - Octavian, Antony, Lepidus, Dictators, Silver Denarius Obv: no legend - Apollo head right with lyre behind head Rev: M-F (on left) P CLODIVS (on right) - Diana Lucifera standing right holding long torch in each hand. Rome mint 42 BC = M. Crawford, Vol. I, p. 506, 494/23, Vol. II, Pl. LIX, 17; D. Sear I, p. 163, 492, 3.28 g.
This coin refers to the Sabine origin of the moneyer's family, worship of Diana was introduced into Rome by the Sabines.
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Commodus AE36 Medallion107 viewsHierocaesarea mint
Magistrate (archon) Artemidoros
BMC Lydia -, SNG Cop -, SNGvA -, Imhoof-Blumer -
24.976 g, maximum diameter 36.4mm, die axis 180o,
Obverse AVT KAI Λ AVPH KOMMO∆O, laureate and cuirassed bust right;
Reverse ΕΠΙ[...]ΟΥ[...] ΑΡΤΕΜΙ∆ΟΡΟΥ ΑΡΧ[...] ΙΕΡΟΚΑΙCΑΡΕΩΝ, Artemis standing half-right wearing chiton; Leto standing half-left holding patera; Apollo standing half-left, naked, resting left hand on lyre; nice armored bust.

An interesting reverse depicting a mythological scene: Leto and her children Artemis and Apollo. The two were fathered by Zeus, arousing Hera's jealousy. Leto was banned from giving birth on earth or sea, but found the island of Delos, which supposedly was not connected to either.

(all notes from FORVM website)

Extremely rare with no other specimens found on Wildwinds.com, acsearch.info or coinarchives.com, or in Loebbecke, Scholz or all the Imhoof additions.

[One same size, same obv. die as {this coin}, same magistrate (archon) Artemidoros, but different rev. type (river god reclining), in RPC temp. (online) 8174 = Peus 365, 2000, Burstein 696, there stated to be unpublished and apparently unique.

(Many thanks to Mr. Curtis Clay and Ms. Dane Kurth "Helvetica" for further information)
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Nerva, Drachm - Caduceus and Lyres137 viewsAR Drachm
LYCIA. Nerva. 97 AD
(3,60g)
Obv: Laureate head right; Λ−Y across field
Rev: ΥΠΑΤΟΥ ΤΡΙΤΟΥ, caduceus between pair of lyres.
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Philip II & Serapis, Mesembria, AE2571 viewsAE25. 11.5 g.
obv: Draped bust of Philip, right, facing draped bust of Serapis, left.
rev: Apollo standing left, holding lyre placed on column.
1 commentsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, AEMILIANUS, Antoninianus, RIC IV/III/136 viewsAv) IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Draped and radiated bust right
Rv) APOL CONSERVAT Naked Apollon standing left, resting against lyre & holding branch
Weight: 3,3g; Ø:20mm
Reference: RIC IV/III/1, ROME mint
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius 220 views142 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III - Laureate head right.
Rev.: APOLLINI AVGVSTO - Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera and lyre.
RIC III 598; BMCRE 1229; Cohen 62.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius - RIC 598 left hd. variety122 viewsÆ Sestertius (27.6g, Ø33mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-143.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing left.
Rev.: APOLLINI AVGVSTO (around) S C (in field), Apollo, standing left, holding a lyre and a patera.
RIC 598var. (head right); BMCRE 1929 var. (idem,; footnote); Cohen 62 var. (idem); Strack 822 var. (idem); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 36 (same obv. and rev. dies)
ex G. Henzen

The references for RIC, Cohen and Strack are all for the variant with head right. BMCRE 1229 footnote mentions a variant with laureate head l. (Münzhandlung Basel, 22 March, 1937, lot 736), which turns out to be a different specimen struck from the same obverse die. Banti 36 illustrates this variant with same die pair and reports 2 other specimens.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, Rome - RIC 598171 viewsAntoninus Pius Sestertius
obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III. Bare head right.
rev: APOLLINI AVGVSTO S C. Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre.
Struck 140-144 A.D. at Rome
RIC 598
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, Denarius22 viewsRIC 257 Denarius 32-31 BC (Rome).
Obv: No legend - Bare head right.
Rev: No legend - CAESAR DIVIF across fields, Mercury seated right on rock upon which is spread his cloak, petasus on his shoulder, playing lyre.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, City Commemorative, Time of Maximinus II, AE16, 310-313 AD39 viewsTime of Maximinus II Æ16. 'Persecution Issue'. Antioch, AD 310-313.
Obverse: GENIO ANTIOCHENI, Tyche seated facing, river-god Orontes swimming below.
Reverse: APOLLONI SANCTO, Apollo standing left, holding patera and lyre; B in right field; SMA in exergue.
Vagi 2954; Failmezger 229. 1.43g, 15mm, 1h. Rare.
From the Glücksburg Collection. Roma Numismatics esale 5 lot 871
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus APOLLO CONSER36 viewsGallienus, 260-268 A.D., Milan.
OBV: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate bust right.
REV: APOLLO CONSER, Apollo standing right, hand on head and leaning on lyre set on column.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III19 viewsSilver antoninianus, RIC 88, RSC 250, aVF, 2.949g, 23.1mm, 180o, Rome mint, 241 - 243 A.D.; obverse IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse P M TR P IIII COS II P P, Apollo seated left, holding a branch and resting his arm on lyreJoshua B
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III (238-244)47 viewsObv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, left.
Rev: P M TR P IIII COS II P P
Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting left arm on lyre.
Antoninianus, 5.1 gm, 22.6 mm, Rome RIC 88
History: Inheritor of a vast family fortune following the failed revolt of Gordians I and II, he was appointed Caesar under the subsequent, but short lived co-rule of the Emperors Pupienus and Balbinus. Aged thirteen, the first three years of rule came under the close guidance of the Senate, but in 341 he appointed Timesitheus to command the Praetorian Guard and help guide him through the growing chaos created by barbaric incursions. During the greatly successful campaign against the Sasanian king Shapur I, his mentor unexpectedly died and was replaced by Philip. Prosecution of the war immediately went sour culminating in the death of the Emperor probably by the instigation of Philip I who most benefited from it.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III AR Antoninianus / Apollo reverse22 viewsAttribution: RIC 89 (RIC IV, Part III), Sear 8648

Date: 242-243 AD

Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG ; Radiate bust right

Reverse: PM TR P V COS II PP ; Apollo naked to the waist and seated, holding branch and resting left arm on lyre

Weight: 4.12 grams

ex Eden Seminary Collection
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III, AR denarius45 viewsGordian III, 238-244 AD, AR denarius - Apollo seated reverse
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG laureate and draped bust right
Rev: P M TR P III COS II P P Apollo seated left holding branch and leaning on lyre
Sear 2474
22mm
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Semis52 viewsAE-Semi
Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS- Draped bust right
Rev. COS III S C - Lyre
Minted- Rome 129/130 A.D.
Size 19mm
RIC 688,BMC 1359(quadrans),Cohen443
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Quintillus Antoninianus63 viewsAntoninianus 19.5x21.4 mm
270 AD
Obv. IMP C MAVR CL QUINTILLUS AVG
Bust right, radiate
Rev. APOLLINI CONS
Apollo standing left holding
branch and leaning on lyre set
on rock. H in right field.
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, Brutus, 43-42 BCE30 viewsRome, The Imperators.
Brutus, 43-2 BC
AR Denarius (3.76 g; 21 mm)
Mint traveling with Brutus

Obv: LEIBERTAS. Liberty head facing right.

Rev: CAEPIO BRVTVS PRO COS. Lyre with quiver and filleted olive branch.

References: Crawford 501/1; HCRI 199; Smyth (1856) IX/11(this coin described).

Provenance: Ex NAC 84 (2015), Lot 859; NAC 9 (16 Apr 1996), Lot 758; NAC 4 (27 Feb 1991), Lot 289; NAC 2 (21 Feb 1990), Lot 481; Duke of Northumberland Collection [Sotheby's, 4 Nov 1982, Lot 475], acquired before 1856.

Liberty is a common theme on coins of the tyranicides who claimed to have liberated The Republic from the regal aspirations of Julius Caesar; so it's no surprise to find Libertas prominent on this coin of Brutus. Sear points out that the reverese is likely derived from the frequent depiction of lyres, quivers and fillteted branches on Lycian Leage coins. This issue was iikely struck in Lycia.

This coin holds the oldest, verifiable provenance in my collection. It is from the Duke of Northumberland Collection, catalogued by Admiral William Smyth in his 1856 book, "Descriptive Catalogue of A Cabinet of Roman Family Coins Belonging to His Grace the Duke of Northumberland," and subsequently sold by Sotheby’s in 1982. The Smyth book has no plates (line drawn or otherwise), but it does contain detailed descriptions of the collection coins with weights in grains. This coin is among those described in Smyth’s book, therefore it must have been acquired by the Duke’s family before 1856. Smyth described the collection as being in the Duke’s family for many years, so the ownership history conceivably dates to the 18th century.
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ROMAN IMPERATORIAL, P. Clodius, AR Denarius - Crawford 494/23 - Sear Plate Coin!8 viewsRome. The Imperators.
Publius Clodius M. f. Turrinus, 41 BCE.
AR Denarius (4.01g; 20mm).
Rome Mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo, facing right; lyre behind.

Reverse: Diana facing with head right, holding a torch in each hand; M.F – P.CLODIVS in fields.

References: Crawford 494/23; Sear, HCRI 184 (this coin illustrated); BMCRR 4290-1; Sydenham 1117.

Provenance: Ex The Mayflower Collection [Heritage Auction (30 April 2012), Lot 26089]; ex J. Schulman Auction 262 (14 May 1975), Lot 1249.

Nothing certain is known of this moneyer besides his coins. The Clodii were an old patrician family of Sabine origin that also had plebeian branches. It is impossible to know whether this moneyer was of the patrician or plebeian side of the family, though his use of the spelling Clodius suggests he was plebeian. Some researchers have suggested (others disagree) that he was the Clodius sent into Macedonia by Caesar in 48 BCE, who fought on the side of Antonius in the Perusine War, and who was put to death by order of Octavian in 40 BCE.
Carausius
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, BRUTUS183 viewsQ. Caepio Brutus, AR Denarius - Military Mint travelling in Lycia, spring-early summer 42 BC
LEIBERTAS Head of Libertas right. / CAEPIO-BRVTVS-PRO-COS Plectrum, lyre, and filleted laurel branch. Crawford 501/1; CRI 199; Sydenham 1287; RSC 5; Sear (Millennium) 1432; Seaby, Brutus 5. Minted in the spring to early summer of 42 BC by a military mint traveling with Brutus in Lycia.
(18 mm, 3.71 g, 5h)
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, BRUTUS54 viewsThe Republicans. Brutus. Spring-early summer 42 BC.
AR Denarius (20mm, 3.75 g, 5h). Military mint traveling with Brutus in Lycia.
Bare head of Libertas right / Plectrum, lyre, and laurel branch tied with fillet.
Crawford 501/1; CRI 199; Sydenham 1287; RSC 5.
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Octavian, AR Denarius36 viewsObv: Bare head of Octavian right
Rev: Naked Mercury seated on a rock, petasus hanging down his back, playing a lyre. CAESAR DIVI F

RIC.257 Sear RCV I 1550 RSC I 61 BMCRE.596 BMCRR East 236
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Roman Imperial, Gordian III AR Antoninianus (238-244 AD)6 viewsRoman Imperial, Gordian III AR Antoninianus (238-244 AD)

IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate draped bust right.

P M TRP V COS II P P, Apollo seated left, resting arm on lyre.

RIC 87, RSC 237
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Roman Imperial, Trebonianus Gallus as Augustus, AE Sestertius.10 viewsRome 253 A.D. 14.68g - 29.1mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLUS AVG - Laureate head right.

Rev: APOLL SALVTARI / S-C - Apollo standing left, holding branch and leaning on lyre set on rock, S-C across fields.

RIC IV-III 103; Cohen 21.
Christian Scarlioli
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ROMAN REPUBLIC - Musa - AR Denarius40 viewsRome, The Republic.
Q. Pomponius Musa, 56-52 BCE
AR Denarius (3.76g; 20mm).
Rome Mint.

Obv: Q•POMPONI – MVSA; Head of Apollo facing right, hair tied with band.

Rev: HERCVLES – MVSARVM; Hercules facing right, wearing lion skin and playing lyre.

References: Crawford 410/1; Sydenham 810; Pomponia 8.

Provenance: Ex Collection of an English Amateur Scholar [NAC 92 (May 2016) Lot 1669]; Munzen und Medaillen XIX (Jun 1959) Lot 98; L. Hamburger 95 (1932} Lot 238; Manuel Vidal Quadras y Ramon (d. 1894) Collection [E. Bourgey (Nov 1913) Lot 526].

Q. Pomponius Musa punned his name by depicting the Muses on a series of coins. Musa’s coins have long been favorites of Roman Republican collectors both for their high-style and because they form a mini-series within the larger series of Republican moneyer coins. Basically, they're fun-to-collect tray candy.

Musa is unknown except for his coins, which, combined with scant hoard evidence, makes precise dating of the series difficult. For many years, scholars (including Crawford) dated the series to 66 BCE. However, the absence of any examples of the series in the large Mesagne hoard caused Hersh and Walker to bring down the date of the series to 56 BCE. In "Roman Moneyers and Their Coins" (2nd ed), Michael Harlan suggested a later date of 52 BCE due to the large number of moneyers attributed from 57-54.

This example of Musa's series does not depict a Muse at all, but Hercules Musarum – Hercules as patron of the Muses. In 187 BCE, Marcus Fulvius Nobilior, celebrating victories in Greece, dedicated a Temple of Hercules Musarum in Rome, near the Circus Flaminius. This round temple contained statues of Hercules and the nine Muses. It is possible that the reverses of Musa’s coins depict the actual statues contained within this temple, which were likely brought back to Rome as spoils from Greece. Over 100 years after this temple was consecrated, Cicero praised Nobilior for honoring poetry and the arts in his victory over the Greeks.

Apollo is often depicted androgynously on ancient coins. The standard references consistently attribute the obverse heads on all varieties of Musa’s coins as Apollo; but the depictions are notably different between the Hercules Musarum variety and the nine Muse varieties. On the above coin, the deity’s hair is down and tied, and generally consistent with many depictions of Apollo on other Roman Republican coins (see, e.g., denarii of L. Calpurnius Piso and C. Calpurnius Piso). Comparatively, the head on the Muse varieties of this series are considerably more feminine in appearance and laureate, though lacking earrings, necklaces or other feminine accents. Admittedly, this more feminine type head has also been attributed by scholars as Apollo on other coin types (see, e.g., denarii of P. Clodius and C. Considius). However, within the same series the different styled heads appear to depict different deities. Given the Muse emblems behind each head on the nine Muse types, it’s possible that the feminine heads are not Apollo, but the Muses themselves. Michael Harlan agrees with this interpretation in both editions of "Roman Republican Moneyers and their Coins." More research on this issue is needed.
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, C. Vibius C.f. Pansa. 90 BC.29 viewsAR Denarius (18mm, 3.66 g, 7h). Rome mint.
Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre to lower right / Minerva driving quadriga right, holding reins and spear.
Crawford 342/5b; Sydenham 684; Vibia 1.
elmele
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Julius L.f. Caesar - Mars & Venus - 103BC - AR Denarius47 viewsObv: Head of Mars l.; on r., CAESAR; above head, P . .
Rev: Venus Genetrix in chariot drawn by two cupids; on l., in field, lyre; in ex., L. IVLI LF; above P . .
3.93g - 15mm - s.198
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Roscius Fabatus. 59 BC.27 viewsAR Serrate Denarius (19mm, 3.73 g, 7h). Rome mint.
Head of Juno Sospita right; lyre behind / Female standing right before erect serpent; lyre key to left.
Crawford 412/1 (symbols 57); Sydenham 915; Roscia 3.
elmele
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Scribonius Libo, AR Denarius - Crawford 416/1c25 viewsRome, The Republic.
Lucius Scribonius Libo, 62 BCE.
AR Denarius (3.76g; 20mm).
Rome mint.

Obverse: LIBO - BON EVENT; diademed head of Bonus Eventus facing right.

Rev: Scribonian well head, decorated with garland and two lyres; anvil symbol on top step; [P]VTEAL above; SCRIBON below.

References: Crawford 416/1c; Sydenham 928; BMCRR 3381; Scribonia 8.

This type was produced with at least four different reverse symbols on the top step of the well head: hammer, tongs, cap and anvil. The hammer is extremely common, tongs scarce, and the anvil and cap are the rarest of the four reverse symbols on the type. Previous authors, including Crawford and Michael Harlan, have not recognized the cap variety which is distinct from the anvil by its domed top. The anvil is squared, as on this coin.

The moneyer may have been Lucius Scribonius Libo, who was the father-in-law of Sextus Pompey, son of Pompey the Great. He took the side of the tyrannicides in the Civil War after Caesar’s death. He later deserted Sextus Pompey and was elected consul in 34 BCE. It’s also possible that the moneyer was the father of this later consul.

The Scribonian well head was in the Roman Forum and designated a sacred spot that had been struck by lightning. Grueber and Crawford suggest that the reverse symbols, of which they only recognized three (see above), were actual decorative devices on the four-sided wellhead, and that they allude to Vulcan, whose thunderbolt had struck the spot. The added cap symbol confirms their analysis and is also consistent with the Vulcan theme.
3 commentsCarausius
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Roman Republic, Lucius. Scribonius Libo, c. 62 B.C10 viewsReference.
Sear 367; Cr. 416/1

Obv: Diademed head of Bonus Eventus right (bankers mark X)

Rev: The Puteal Scribonianum, ornamented with garland between two lyres and hammer.

3.82 gr

Note from FORVM.
The ruins of the Puteal Scribonianum were discovered in the Forum in 1950's.
The reverse is either a play on Scribonius' name or the origin of his family name and the Scribonianum were related.
Perhaps he was also a music lover explaining the lyres. The same type was also minted with an anvil or tongs in place of the hammer. Sear indicates the tools are symbolic of the moneyer's position. -- Roman Coins and Their Values by David Sear. Crawford believes the lyres may be purely decorative and the tools, symbols of Vulcan, recall that the Puteal was located on a spot that was struck by lightning. -- Roman Republican Coinage by Michael H. Crawfor
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, P.Clodius M.f. Turrinus. AR denarius. Rome, 42 BC.36 viewsObv. Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind. Bankers mark behind head.
Rev. Diana Lucifera with bow and quiver over shoulder holding lighted torch in each hand. P CLODIVS MF
Ref. Albert 1583, Crawford 494/23, Sear 492.
Coin: Diana Lucifera is the bearer of light, also called Hekate, carries the torch symbolizing spiritual resurrection and illumination. The Greeks knew her as Artemis, the twin sister of Apollo, and daughter of Zeus and Leto. She was born under Mount Cynthus in Delos and hence was also called Cynthia and Delia. She was the goddess of hunting, carried a bow and quiver like her brother, and was especially fond of music and dance. Diana was never conquered by love, and submitted to no man, hence she was the goddess of a "chaste" moon and, except for her family, tolerated only female companions. Her priestesses were all chaste and this festival was celebrated with daily music and dance until the kalends of June.
19mm.
Bohemond
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, PLAETORIA22 viewsM. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. 57 BC.
AR Denarius (20mm, 3.80 g, 6h). Rome mint.
Turreted and draped bust of Cybele right; forepart of lion behind, globe below chin; all within bead and reel border / Curule chair; lyre key to left; all within bead and reel border.
Crawford 409/2; Sydenham 808; Plaetoria 3.
elmele
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Roman Republic: L. Aemilius Lepidus Paullus and L. Scribonius Libo (62 BCE) AR Denarius, Rome (Crawford 417/1a; Sydenham 927; Aemilia 11; RBW-1503)28 viewsObv: Veiled and diademed head of Concordia right; [P]AVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORD around
Rev: Puteal Scribonianum (Scribonian Well), decorated with garland and two lyres; hammer at base; PVTEAL•SCRIBON above; LIBO in exergue

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RPC II 0944 Domitia31 viewsObv: ∆OMITIA CEBACTH, Draped bust of Domitia right
Rev: ΘΥΑΤΣΙΡΗΝΩΝ, Lyre
AE16 (16.23 mm 3.085 g 5h) Struck in Thyateira (Lydia)
RPC II 944/7 (this coin)
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 52 Part II Lot 1313, from the Plankenhorn Collection
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RPC II 1331 Domitianus41 viewsObv: ΔOMITIAN KAICAP, Draped and cuirrassed bust with bare head right
Rev: ΦΛABI ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN, Apollon standing right, holding plectrum and lyre
AE15 (15.02 mm 2.274 g 12h) Struck in Flavia Philadelphia (Lydia) during the reign of Vespasian
RPC II 1310
ex Numismatik Naumann Auction 48 lot 379
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RPC II 1501 Domitianus48 viewsObv: AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CEBACTOC ΓEPM, Laureate head right
Rev: ETOYC IΔ YPATOY I Z, Lyre
AR/Drachm (19.35 mm 3.15 g 6h) Struck in Rome for circulation in Lycia 95 A D
RPC 1501
ex Roma Numismatics E-Sale 3 Lot 338
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RPC II 1502 Domitianus17 viewsObv: AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CEBACTOC ΓEPM - Laureate head right.
Rev: ETOYC IΔ YPATOY I Z - Lyre; to right branch.
AR/Drachm - mm. 19,71 - gr 2,99 - die axis 6 - Rome (for Lycian eague) 95a.D.
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RPC II 1503 Domitianus16 viewsObv: AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CEBACTOC ΓEPM - Laureate head right.
Rev: ΕTOYC IΔ YΠΑΤΟΥ IZ - Two lyres with owl perched on top.
AR/Drachm - mm. 20,23 - gr 3,78 - die axis 6 - Rome (for Lycian League) 95 a.D.
FlaviusDomitianus
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RPC II 1504 Domitianus14 viewsObv: AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CEBACTOC ΓEPM - Laureate head right
Rev: ETOYC IΔ YPATOY I Z - Caduceus between two lyres.
AR/Drachm - mm 20,50 - gr 2,96 - die axis 6 - 95 a.D. Rome (For Lycian League)
FlaviusDomitianus
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RPC-1502-Domitian69 viewsAR Drachm, 3.26g
Rome mint (for Lycia), 95 AD
Obv: AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC IΔ YPATOY IZ; Lyre, to r., branch
RPC 1502 (5 spec.).
Ex Den of Antiquity, eBay, May 2016.

Domitian struck Lycian drachms in 95, the first Lycian silver issued since the time of Claudius. They are in fine Rome mint style with a six o'clock die axis and therefore are most likely products of that mint. Surprisingly, K. Butcher and M. Ponting's analysis of the series show these drachms were struck with Greek silver at 80% fineness - a different metal and fineness than contemporary Roman denarii. Lycian drachms were of similar size to the denarius and they circulated quite widely throughout the empire.

A good Rome style portrait. Much better in hand.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
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RPC-1503-Domitian55 viewsAR Drachm, 3.22g
Rome mint (for Lycia), 95 AD
Obv: AYT KAIC ΔOMITIANOC CЄBACTOC ΓЄPM; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: ЄTOYC IΔ YPATOY IZ; Two lyres with owl perched on top
RPC 1503 (2 spec.).
Ex Lanz, eBay, October 2017.

A small issue of drachms were struck by Domitian for Lycia in 95. The style and six o'clock die axis point to Rome as the home mint. These drachms were produced alongside Domitian's Roman style cistophori from the same year. Both issues share the same Macedonian silver content of 80% fineness. The drachms weighed about one third of a cistophorus and likely were valued accordingly. It is not known if the two denominations circulated together or separately. Because of the drachms similar weight and appearance with contemporary denarii, they appear in denarius hoards all over the empire and seemed to have circulated with them. Interestingly, this drachm has the traditional Lycian lyres along with Athena's owl, perhaps an appropriate nod to Domitian's favourite deity.

Old cabinet toning and fine late style.
3 commentsDavid Atherton
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Saecular Games sestertius of Domitian50 viewsObv. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P
Rev. COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC S C, Domitian sacrificing from patera over altar, Tellus reclining at left, on right Victimarius holding sacrificial pig, lyreplayer and fluteplayer in background. 35mm, 25.1 gm. BMC 425, Cohen 84, RIC II : 378 (r3).
ancientone
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Scribonia36 viewsL Scribonius Libo Denarius. 62 BC. BON EVENT LIBO, diademed head of Bonus Eventus right / PVTEAL above, SCRIBON below, well-head ornamented with garland and two lyres, hammer at base. Cr416/1a, Syd 928.

Ex. Numismatica Ars Classica, auction O 13/5/2004, 1775.
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SCRIBONIA 8 - L. Scribonius Libo denarius - 62 BC114 viewsobv: BON.EVENT-LIBO (head of Bonus Eventus right, with broad diadem)
rev: PVTEAL-SCRIBON (well-head ornamented with garland and two lyres, hammer at base)
ref:: Cr416/1a, Syd928, Sear(2000)367
3.64gms
The Puteal Scribonianum or Puteal Libonis (Puteal of Libo) was a building in the Forum at Rome. According to ancient authorities the Puteal Libonis was the name a spot which had been struck by lightning. Reverse of this coin representing the puteal of Libo which rather resembles an altar with laurel wreaths, two lyres and a hammer (sometimes a pair of pincers or tongs below the wreaths). Perhaps these tools are symbolical of Vulcan as forger of lightning.
Lucius Scribonius Libo was apart of a senatorial family. Lucius had married Cornelia, granddaughter of Pompey and Lucius Cornelius Sulla. Their children were Scribonia (second wife to Augustus).
berserker
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Sear 1587 - Follis - 778-780 AD - Constantinople mint37 viewsEmperor: Leo IV (the Khazar) (r. 775-780 AD)
Date: 778-780 AD
Condition: VF
Denomination: Follis

Obverse: No legend
To left, Leo IV bearded, to right, Constantine VI beardless, seated facing on lyre-backed throne. Each wears chlamys and crown with cross, and rests right hand in lap. Pellet to left and right of throne. Above, cross.

Reverse: No legend
On horizontal line, to left, bust of Leo III, to right, bust of Constantine V, each facing, bearded, and wearing loros and crown with cross. To left and right, two pellets each. Above, cross. Below line, ""; To left, ""; To right, ""; Beneath, "".

Constantinople mint
DO 6; Sear 1587
4.12g; 25.2mm; 195°
Pep
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Sear 1589 - Half Follis - 778-780 AD - Constantinople mint32 viewsEmperor: Leo IV (the Khazar) (r. 775-780 AD)
Date: 778-780 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Half Follis

Obverse: No legend
To left, Leo IV bearded, to right, Constantine VI beardless, seated facing on lyre-backed throne. Each wears chlamys and crown with cross, and rests right hand in lap. Pellet to left and right of throne. Above, cross.

Reverse: No legend
On horizontal line, to left, bust of Leo III, to right, bust of Constantine V, each facing, bearded, and wearing loros and crown with cross. To left and right, two pellets each. Above, cross. Below line, ""; To left, ""; To right, ""; Beneath, "".

Constantinople mint
DO 7; Sear 1589
2.34g; 19.3mm; 180°
Pep
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Septimius Severus - Apollo27 viewsSeptiminus Severus
Denarius
195 A.D.
Alexandria
Av.: IMP CAE L SEP - SEV PERT AVG / laureate head right
Rev.: APOLLINI - AVGVSTO / Apollo standing left, holding patera in right hand, lyre in left
2,75 Gr., 6 h die axis
RIC 345 , Coh. 42a, Bickford-Smith Pl. I, 9
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Septimius Severus Apollo25 viewsSeptimius Severus Denarius, Rome, struck 194-195 AD, 2.9g, 19mm, RSC 388, RIC 51
Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII, laureate head right
Reverse: P M TR P III COS II P P, Apollo, in long robe, standing left, holding patera and lyre

SCARCE
Romanorvm
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Septimius Severus, 193 - 211 AD27 viewsObv: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII, laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Rev: APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo standing left, wearing a long robe, holding a patera and a lyre.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 194 - 195 AD

2.2 grams, 18.1 mm, 180°

RIC IVi 40, RSC 42, S6264, VM 10
3 commentsSPQR Coins
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Sestus, Thrace9 viewsSestus, Thrace

Obv: ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
Laur. r.
Rev: СΗСΤΙωΝ
Lyre

RPC III 756; SNG Copenhagen 949.

3,78g, 17mm

klausklage
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Severus Alexander Temple Deultum45 viewsSeverus Alexander, Deultum, 25mm, 7.6g, Draganov 465-470, Obv 40, Rev 595
OBV: IMP C M AVR SEV - ALEXAND AVG, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust, seen from behind
REV: [COL] - FL - PA -C DE around Hexastyle Temple, VLT in exergue, Apollo standing left,
holding laurel branch and resting left elbow on lyre set on tripod
Romanorvm
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SICILY, MESSANA30 views SICILY, MESSANA
THE MAMERTINI
AFTER 210 BC
AE PENTONKION 25.5 mm 9.25 g
OBV: LAUR HEAD OF APOLLO R, LYRE BEHIND
REV: MAMERTINWN
NUDE WARRIER, EXCEPT FOR CHLAMYS, HOLDING SHORT SWORE AND SPEAR, SHIELD ON GROUND,
P IN R FIELD
SICILY, MESSANA
SNG COP 450; BMC 37
laney
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SICILY, Leontinoi. 20 viewsCirca 405-402 BC. Æ Tetras
13x14 mm , 1,9 g
Laureate head of Apollo right; laurel leaf with berry behind / Tripod flanked by barley grains, lyre behind central leg; three pellets in exergue. _3016
Antonivs Protti
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Sicily, Messana, Mamertinoi, SNG ANS 456-861 viewsMessana, Sicily, Mamertinoi Hemilitron, 289-270 B.C. AE, 23/20mm 6.84g, CNS I p. 112, 47; SNG ANS 456-8
O: Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre (?) behind
R: Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm-branch; six pellets in right field

MAMERTINI or "children of Mars," was the name taken by a band of Campanian (or Samnite) freebooters who about 289 B.C. seized the Greek colony of Messana at the north-east corner of Sicily, after having been hired by Agathocles to defend it (Polyb. 1. 7. 2). - 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
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Sillyum, Pamphylia; Geta58 viewsObv: Bust Right
Rev: Apollo Citharoedus standing right holding lyre
ecoli
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Star of six rays165 viewsPHRYGIA. Hierapolis. Tiberius. Æ 16. A.D. 14-37. Obv: TIBEP(IOC)-KAIΣAP. Laureate head right. Rev: (IEPAΠO)ΛEITΩN-(ZOΣ)IMOΣ-(IERPO)NE(K/O?...) in three vertical lines. Apollo Archegetes (a.k.a. Lairbenos) standing left, playing lyre; Countermark in center. Ref: RPC 2966 (1 specimen!). Axis: 15°. Weight: 3.30 g. Magistrate: Zosimos Hieroneik(...); Note: Very rare coin! CM: Star of six rays, in oval punch, 2.5 x 3.5 mm. Howgego 445 (3 pcs, 1 of which from this magistrate). Collection: Automan.Automan
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Statere - type de Lapte a la lyre -150/-10032 viewsOr, 7,47 g, 16 mm
A/ Tête à gauche, chevelure entourée de globules.
R/ Bige à droite, dessous lyre entre deux signes
réfs : ARV-5278, DT 3374-3375-3376
Gabalor
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Statère de bronze au triskèle et à la lyre, -150/-100 17 viewsBronze, 3,25 g, 17 mm
A/ Tête à gauche.
R/ Cheval à gauche, triskèle dessous, lyre dessus.
Réfs : Dico ARV-3743var. ; DT 3520
Gabalor
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STATUE, City Commemorative of Antioch68 viewsAE3/4 City commemorative of Antioch, struck A.D.310 - 313 under Maximinus II.
Obverse: GENIO ANTIOCHENI. The Tyche of Antioch seated facing with the river-god Orontes swimming facing below.
Reverse: APOLLONI SANCTO. Apollo standing facing left, holding lyre in his left hand and patera in his right; in right field, A; in exergue, SMA.
Diameter: 16mm | Weight: 1.6gms | Die Axis: 12
Vagi 2954

The obverse of the coin shows the famous Tyche of Antioch which was made by Eutychides of Sikyon in the second half of the 4th century B.C.
The reverse possibly represents the statue of Apollo of Antioch which was made my Bryaxis around 400-350 B.C.
*Alex
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Struck A.D.310 - 313 under Maximinus II. CITY COMMEMORATIVE AE3/4 of Antioch22 viewsObverse: GENIO ANTIOCHENI. The Tyche of Antioch seated facing with the river-god Orontes swimming facing below.
Reverse: APOLLONI SANCTO. Apollo standing facing left, holding lyre in his left hand and patera in his right; in right field, A; in exergue, SMA.
Diameter: 16mm | Weight: 1.6gms | Die Axis: 12
Vagi 2954

This coin, often called a quarter nummus or twelfth follis, the exact denomination being uncertain, is assigned to the time of the great persecution of Christians under Galerius and Maximinus II.
The obverse of the coin shows the famous Tyche of Antioch which was made by Eutychides of Sikyon in the second half of the 4th century B.C. The reverse possibly represents the statue of Apollo of Antioch which was made my Bryaxis around 400-350 B.C.
The statue below is a late Roman marble copy of the original Greek bronze statue of the Tyche of Antioch by Eutychides and it is now in the Vatican Museum (Galleria dei Candelabri).
3 comments*Alex
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Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch. Philip I. BMC 534.21 viewsSyria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch. Philip I (AD 244–249). Æ 22–23mm (7.9g.).
Obverse: [ΑVΤ]ΟΚ Κ ΜΑ ΙΟVΛΙ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟC CЄΒ, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: ANTIO[XЄ]ΩN MHT[PO KOΛΩN], Apollo, in long drapery, standing left, holding patera in right hand and lyre in left, before whom is a coiled serpent; Δ-E and S C across fields.
References: BMC Galatia, etc. p. 215, 534.
Ex Lawrence Mulcrow, 10-16-2011. Reportedly found in Suffolk, England.
Mark Fox
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Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Nero (54-68).24 viewsObv: Laureate and draped bust of Apollo right.
Rev: ANTIOXE ET HP. Lyre.
18mm.,
RPC 4293.

1 commentsancientone
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Taras, Calabria42 views281-209 BC
AE 14 (13.5mm, 1.85g)
O: Scallop shell with 11 teeth.
R: Kithara with six strings; olive branch to left.
Vlasto 1850; HN Italy 1092; SNG France- ---; McGill ---; Cote ---
Very Rare
ex Agora Auctions

This very rare bronze is the last 'official' Tarentine coin listed in Vlasto's collection. The lyre is, of course, symbolic of Apollo, and while such a reference is not typically seen on the more common coins of Taras, the cult of Apollo Hyakanthus was strong in the city (as well as in the mother city of Sparta) and may be seen represented on the earliest (and very rare) incuse coinage struck here, as well as various gold issues.
While not stunning in its beauty, I have only found two other specimens online, and so was very glad to find one for myself.



2 commentsEnodia
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Tarsos, Cilicia, 164 - 27 B.C.20 viewsCilicia, Tarsos. AE20, 8.23 Gr. 164 BC. Turreted head of Tyche right, countermark: bow and quiver in her hair or possibly a lyre / ΤΑΡΣΕΩΝ, Zeus seated left, holding sceptre. Monogram right. SNG France 1285ff; SNG Levante 918ffddwau
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Tarsos, Cilicia. AE 35.2mm;Apollo with branch & lyre; Obv cm eagle9 viewsTrajan Decius, Tarsos, Cilicia. 35.2mm, 17.34g, ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Γ ΜΕΣ ΚΥΙΝ ΔΕΚΙΟΣ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ Π Π,Head of Traian Decius radiate r. countermark: eagle. / ΤΑΡΣΟΥ ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩΣ ΑΜΚ Γ Β,Apollo standing, holding branch and resting on lyre over basis. Levante 1162 (same dies). Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Teos, Ionia48 views320-294 BC
AR Diobol (10mm, 0.92g)
Mentor magistrate.
O: Griffin seated right, with left forepaw raised.
R: Lyre; MENTΩP (magistrate) downward to right.
Kinns 95; SNG Kayhan 611v; Imhoof 126A
ex MRB Coins
4 commentsEnodia
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Thespiae, Boeotia, c. 146 - 27 B.C. AE 15; female head/ lyre14 viewsThespiae, Boeotia, c. 146 - 27 B.C. Bronze AE 15, SNG Cop 406, F, pitted, Thespiae mint, 3.137g, 14.5mm, 90o, obverse veiled female head right, wearing modius; reverse “QES”[...], lyre within laurel wreath; rare. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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THESSALY, THESSALIAN LEAGUE, SHIELD/LYRE39 viewsAE 14 mm 3.24 g
302 - 294 BCE
OBV: MACEDONIAN SHIELD WITH CENTRAL STAR
REV: QESSA (r. down) )/LWN (l. down) AT SIDES OF LYRE
ROGERS 4 var.; alternative reverse description is Dart sling (κεστροσφενδόνη) with dart inside (see note below)
POSSIBLY UNPUBLISHED VARIETY (IN ROGERS 4, ARRANGEMENT OF ETHNIC IS DOWN WITH OPEN END OF LYRE FACING DOWN)

Note: according to description by CNG of similar coin, While Rogers thought that the object on the reverse of this coin was a lyre, Jennifer Warren has argued that it represents a powerful new weapon - the dart sling, or κεστροσφενδόνη - first introduced during the Third Macedonian War between Rome and Perseus of Macedon. The weapon is described by the Achaean Polybius (xxvii, 9), who was taken to Rome as a prisoner following the war: “The form of the dart was as follows. It was two palms long, the tube being of the same length as the point. Into the former was fitted a wooden shaft a span in length a finger’s breadth in thickness. Into the middle of this were wedged three quite short wooden wings. The two thongs of the sling were unequal in length, and the missile was so fitted into the center of the sling that it was easily freed. While the thongs were whirled round and taut, it remained fixed there, but when at the moment of the discharge one of the thongs was released, it left the loop and was shot like a leaden bullet from the sling.” Livy (xlii, 65, 9-10) adds that: “They (the Roman army) suffered particularly from the dart-slings.”
laney
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Thrace, Sestos. Trajan AE1750 viewsObv: KAICAP TRAIANOC, Laureate bust of Trajan r.
Rev: CHC TIWN, Lyre or cithara.
3.48g, 17.1mm
Varbanov 2978(B)
ancientone
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Thrace, Sestos. Trajan AE17 30 viewsObv: KAICAP TRAIANOC, Laureate bust of Trajan r.
Rev: CHC TIWN, Lyre or cithara.

ancientone
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Thrace, Sestus. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of the late Julio-Claudians or the Year of the Four Emperors. RPC II 360. 19 viewsThrace, Sestus. Pseudo-autonomous issue, time of the late Julio-Claudians (AD 41–68) or the Year of the Four Emperors (AD 68–69). Æ 20mm; 5.69 g; 6h.
Obverse: ΙЄΡΑ CΥΝ – ΚΛΗΤ[ΟC], draped bust of the Senate right.
Reverse: [CΗ]C–ΤΙWΝ, cithara with three strings.
References: RPC II 360; Shopov VII.B.2; BMC Thrace, p. 199, no. 13; Molthein 869; Hawkins 1837, p. 239, no. 1.
Ex Numismatik Lanz (eBay), 9-19-2014.
Mark Fox
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Thrace, Sestus. Vespasian. Cf. RPC 358.28 viewsVespasian (AD 69–79). Æ 19mm, 3.5 grams, 11h.
Obverse: [BH]CΠΗCΙ – ΑΝΟC ΚΑ- Ι[…], laureate head right, retrograde ‘N’.
Reverse: C[Η]C / ΤΙWΝ, cithara.
References: Cf. RPC II 358 (obv. leg.); Varbanov - ; Moushmov -; BMC Thrace -; Mionnet I -; Mionnet Supp. I, II – .
Ex Slaven Georgiev, 4-8-2011.

Same dies as RPC II 358/9 (Oslo), despite the claimed different obverse reading.
Mark Fox
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Thracia, Philippopolis, Caracalla, Moushmov 5305 (rev)36 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 16.14g
obv. AVT LM AVR - ANTWNEINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. FILIPPO - POLEITWN
Orpheus, in Thracian clothing, with Phrygian bonnet, sitting r. on rocks, head l., holding lyre on l. knee and holding branch in outstretched r. hand.
Moushmov 5305; rev. B.Pick, Thrakische Münzbilder (1898), J.d.deutsch.archäol.Inst. XIII, Taf.10, Bild 3
very rare, F+/about VF, dark black-green patina
Same rev. die as the same type for Septimius Severus
Jochen
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Thracia, Philippopolis, Geta Varbanov 142268 viewsGeta AD 209-212
AE 29, 17.77g
obv. AVT KP CEPTI - MIOC GETAC
bust, draped and cuirassed,, laureate, r.
rev. Orpheus, in Thracian dress and with Phrygian cap, sitting on rocks r.,
playing lyre. Around him a number of wild animals, clockwise from upper
right: bull, lion, ibex, goose and wolf, jackal and stork, boar .
in ex.: FILIPPOPO / LEITWN
Varbanov 1422; Moushmov 5383
rare, F+/about VF, nice dark-green patina, some roughness in left field of rev.
added to www.wildwinds.com

Ok, its preservation is not the best, but nearly all details could be seen, especially the animals on the rev. Most coins on CoinArchives are not better.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
1 commentsJochen
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Thracia, Philippopolis, Septimius Severus, Moushmov 530547 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 30, 16.37g
obv. AVT KL CE - CEVHROC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. FILIPPO - POLEI / TWN
Orpheus, in Thracian garment, wearing Phrygian bonnet, sitting r. on rocks, head l., holding lyre on l. knee and plektron in outstretched r. hand.
Moushmov 5305; rev. Pick, Thrakische Münzbilder (1898), J.deutsch.archälog.Institut XIII, pl.10, 3
very rare, about VF, some corrosion

The rev. is from the same die as the coin of Caracalla from my collection!
Jochen
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Thracia_Deultum_Gordianus_III_Draganov 1342-36 viewsGordianus III.
AE, Thracia, Deultum
Struck: 238-244 / 22-23 mm / 6,56 g

Av: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right seen from behind

Rv: COL F L - PAC D/EVLT
Tetrastyle temple containing statue of Apollo standing left, holding laurel branch in right hand and resting left elbow on lyre set on tripod, shield on spear in pediment

Reference: Draganov 1342-3
Andicz
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Tiberius, AE-29. Oea, Syrtica. Apollo149 viewsSyrtica, Oea. Tiberius. AD 14 - 37 AD. Æ 29. 15.02 g, 9h. TI CAESAR AVGVSTVS, his bare head lt. / "WY'T" in neo-Punic script, laureate and draped bust of Apollo rt.; lyre to right; all within wreath. RPC I 834; MAA 30; SNG Copenhagen 30. VF.
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Trajan - Lycia4 viewsAR drachm
Masicytes
98-99 AD
laureate head right
AYT KAIC NEP TPAIANOC CEB ΓERM
owl standing on two lyres
ΔHM EΞ__YΠAT B
BMC 10; SNG Copenhagen 45; SNG von Aulock 4268
ex Soler y Llach
Johny SYSEL
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Trajan Drachm - Two Lyres (Sear 1046)47 viewsAR Drachm
Lycia 98-99 AD
3.30g

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R)

Rev: TWO LYRES with owl above. Issued to commemorate Trajan's second consulship.

Lycia was roughly situated in modern day Antalya in Southern Turkey.

SEAR GREEK 1046
1 commentsKained but Able
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Trajan Provincial57 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Drachm. Lycia. 98-99 AD. (2.98g; 17.13mm) Obv: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ ΓΕΡΜ, Laureate head right. Rev: ΔΗΜ ΕΞ − ΥΠΑΤ B, Two four-stringed lyres seen from behind, owl perched right on tops of inner arms above, head facing.
BMC 9; SNG Cop. 45.

Really had a struggle getting a decent picture of this. Looks really nice in hand.
Paddy
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Trajan Provincial36 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Drachm. Lycia. 98-99 AD. (3.24g, 18mm, 6h) Obv: ΑVT KAIC NЄP TRAIANOC CЄB ΓЄPM, Laureate head right. Rev: ΔHM ЄΞ ΥΠAT B, Two lyres, with owl above.
SNG Copenhagen 45; SNG von Aulock 4267; BMC 10

Ex: Roma Numismatics
Paddy
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Trebonianus Gallus (A.D. 251-253)24 viewsAR Antoninianus, A.D. 252, Rome, 21.3mm, 3.43g, 180°, RIC IV 32; scarce.
Obv: IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: APOLL SALVTARI. Apollo standing left, branch in right, leaning with left on lyre set on rock.
1 commentsJoseph D5
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS antoninianus - 251-253 AD27 viewsobv: IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: APOLL SALVTARI (Apollo standing left with branch & leaning on lyre set on rock)
ref: RIC IViii 32 (S), RSC 20
mint: Rome
3.86gms, 22mm
Scarce

Apollo was as a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague as well as one who had the ability to cure. As the plague continued to ravage the city of Rome in the Summer of 251, Gallus gained popular support within the city by providing proper burials for all plague victims, even those too poor to afford it. Almost every collector identifies this coin with the plague, but according to French sources this coin made 4th issue, 6th officina, so it struck maybe in the beginning of 253. Probably this coin is connect to Colonia Vibia Augusta Perusia (Perusia was the birth-town of Gallus and got the Colonia rank in the beginning 253 AD) where was a local Apollo cult.
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Trebonianus Gallus, 251 - 253 AD34 viewsObv: IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallus facing right.

Rev: APOLL SALVTARI, Apollo standing left, holding an olive branch and resting left hand on a lyre set on a rock.

Billon Antoninianus, Rome mint, 252 AD

2.6 grams, 21mm, 0°

RIC IViii 32, RSC 20, S9627, VM 10
SPQR Matt
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Trebonianus Gallus, AR Antoninianus, AD 252. Apollo104 viewsImperial Rome, Trebonianus Gallus. AD 251 - 253. AR Antoninianus, AD 252. Rome. 4.18g. IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, his radiate, draped and cuirassed bust rt. / APOLL SALVTARI, Apollo standing lt., holding a branch and resting hand on a lyre set on a globe. RIC 5. Nice EF with beautiful toning. - Type refers to the plague which was raging within Rome during this time and the appeal to Apollo, the god of healing, for respite.1 commentsFausta
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Trebonianus Sestertius32 viewsAE Sestertius, Rome 251-253 AD.
Obv.: IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG.
Rev.: APOLL SALVTARI / S - C , Apollo stg. l., holding branch and resting lyre on rock

RIC 103, C 21
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Troas -- AE18. 2nd-1st Century BC. 393 viewsFacing bust of Apollos 3/4 to left, countermarks of mouse and bust of Apollo/Lyre, countermark of horse's head. cf. SNG Cop. 88 (no mouse, head 3/4 to r.). ex: Mabbott Collection Hans Schulman sale, 6/69 (featherz)1 commentsfeatherz
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TROAS, ALEXANDRIA TROAS26 views164 - 135 BC
AE 10.5 mm 1.46 g
O: LYRE
R: [ALEX] LYRE
BELLINGER TROY S97,146(1-2) / COLL ANS(1) ,COLL WINTERTHUR(2)
Alexandria Troas
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TROAS, ALEXANDRIA TROAS52 views164 - 135 BC
AE 16 X 18 mm; 4.57 g
O: facing bust of Apollo;
R: A−ΛE/ΞA−N, lyre, NAT monogram below, star lower right, all within wreath
Alexandria Troas; BMC Troas p. 12, 31; SNG Cop. 92
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Uncertain second century AD Ae 10 Lyre17 viewsReference.
RPC --

Obv. no legend
Laureate head right Pius

Rev. no legend
Lyre circle around lyre?

0.56 gr
10 mm
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V-NERO-a- 003 As RIC I/41638 viewsAv) NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS
Bare head right with globe at point of bust

Rv) PONTIF MAX TR POT IMP PP SC
Nero, as Apollo Citharoedus, advancing right. in flying robes, playing lyre

Weight: 10,5g; Ø: 29mm; Reference: RIC I/416; Mint: LUGDUNUM
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VALERIAN I Antoninianus, RIC 83, Apollo25 viewsOBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
REV: CONSERVATAVGG - Apollo, nude, standing left, raising branch in right hand, resting left hand on lyre at feet, Q in right field
1.8g, 19mm

Minted at Rome, 253 AD
Legatus
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Valerian I Apollo RIC 7217 viewsValerian I, Rome, AR antoninianus. 253 - 254 AD, 22mm max., 2.3g, SEAR 2878 (1988 ed), RIC 72, Cohen 17
OBV: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: APOLINI CONSERVA, Apollo standing left holding branch and lyre on rock.
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Valerian I, AR Antoninianus42 viewsIMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
Bust radiate, draped, cuirassed, right
APOLINI CONSERVA
Apollo standing left holding branch & lyre (sometimes on rock)RIC 72, Rome, 253-260 AD
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VII - Valerian Antoninianus - APOLINI CONSERVA31 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Valerian I (AD 253-260),
AR Antoninianus, Unknown Mint.

obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANUS P F AUG - Radiate bust of the Emperor right, draped. Seen from the front.

rev: APOLINI CONSERVA - Apollo standing facing left, holding branch and lyre set on rock.

Weight: 2.7 Grams

RIC 72
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[603a] Octavian, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D.49 viewsAR denarius; BMC 461; struck at Lugdunum between 15-13 BC , C 1411, RIC 171a; Date: 17.8 mm, 3.5 grams; F+; Obverse: AVGVSTVS [DI]VI F, Bare head right; Reverse: IMP X, Apollo standing facing, holding plectrum in right hand and lyre in left, ACT in exergue. A decent denarius commemorating The Battle of Actium against Antony in 31 BC. Ex McSorley Westchester Stamp and coin show 1970. Ex Ancient Imports.


De Imperatoribus Romanis:
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers

AUGUSTUS (31 B.C. - 14 A.D.)

Garrett G. Fagan
Pennsylvania State University

In the course of his long and spectacular career, he put an end to the advancing decay of the Republic and established a new basis for Roman government that was to stand for three centuries. This system, termed the "Principate," was far from flawless, but it provided the Roman Empire with a series of rulers who presided over the longest period of unity, peace, and prosperity that Western Europe, the Middle East and the North African seaboard have known in their entire recorded history. Even if the rulers themselves on occasion left much to be desired, the scale of Augustus's achievement in establishing the system cannot be overstated. Aside from the immense importance of Augustus's reign from the broad historical perspective, he himself is an intriguing figure: at once tolerant and implacable, ruthless and forgiving, brazen and tactful. Clearly a man of many facets, he underwent three major political reinventions in his lifetime and negotiated the stormy and dangerous seas of the last phase of the Roman Revolution with skill and foresight. With Augustus established in power and with the Principate firmly rooted, the internal machinations of the imperial household provide a fascinating glimpse into the one issue that painted this otherwise gifted organizer and politician into a corner from which he could find no easy exit: the problem of the succession.

(For a very detailed and interesting account of the Age of Augustus see: http://www.roman-emperors.org/auggie.htm)

Death and Retrospective

In his later years, Augustus withdrew more and more from the public eye, although he continued to transact public business. He was getting older, and old age in ancient times must have been considerably more debilitating than it is today. In any case, Tiberius had been installed as his successor and, by AD 13, was virtually emperor already. In AD 4 he had received grants of both proconsular and tribunician power, which had been renewed as a matter of course whenever they needed to be; in AD 13, Tiberius's imperium had been made co-extensive with that of Augustus. While traveling in Campania, Augustus died peacefully at Nola on 19 August, AD 14. Tiberius, who was en route to Illyricum, hurried to the scene and, depending on the source, arrived too late or spent a day in consultation with the dying princes. The tradition that Livia poisoned her husband is scurrilous in the extreme and most unlikely to be true. Whatever the case about these details, Imperator Caesar Augustus, Son of a God, Father of his Country, the man who had ruled the Roman world alone for almost 45 years, or over half a century if the triumviral period is included, was dead. He was accorded a magnificent funeral, buried in the mausoleum he had built in Rome, and entered the Roman pantheon as Divus Augustus. In his will, he left 1,000 sesterces apiece to the men of the Praetorian guard, 500 to the urban cohorts, and 300 to each of the legionaries. In death, as in life, Augustus acknowledged the true source of his power.

The inscription entitled "The Achievements of the Divine Augustus" (Res Gestae Divi Augustae; usually abbreviated RG) remains a remarkable piece of evidence deriving from Augustus's reign. The fullest copy of it is the bilingual Greek and Latin version carved into the walls of the Temple of Rome and Augustus at Ancyra in Galatia (for this reason the RG used to be commonly referred to as the Monumentum Ancyranum). Other evidence, however, demonstrates that the original was inscribed on two bronze pillars that flanked the entrance to the Mausoleum of Augustus in Rome. The inscription remains the only first-person summary of any Roman emperor's political career and, as such, offers invaluable insights into the Augustan regime's public presentation of itself.

In looking back on the reign of Augustus and its legacy to the Roman world, its longevity ought not to be overlooked as a key factor in its success. People had been born and reached middle age without knowing any form of government other than the Principate. Had Augustus died earlier (in 23 BC, for instance), matters may have turned out very differently. The attrition of the civil wars on the old Republican aristocracy and the longevity of Augustus, therefore, must be seen as major contributing factors in the transformation of the Roman state into a monarchy in these years. Augustus's own experience, his patience, his tact, and his great political acumen also played their part. All of these factors allowed him to put an end to the chaos of the Late Republic and re-establish the Roman state on a firm footing. He directed the future of the empire down many lasting paths, from the existence of a standing professional army stationed at or near the frontiers, to the dynastic principle so often employed in the imperial succession, to the embellishment of the capital at the emperor's expense. Augustus's ultimate legacy, however, was the peace and prosperity the empire was to enjoy for the next two centuries under the system he initiated. His memory was enshrined in the political ethos of the Imperial age as a paradigm of the good emperor; although every emperor adopted his name, Caesar Augustus, only a handful earned genuine comparison with him.

Copyright © 1999, Garrett G. Fagan.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Augustus (the first Roman emperor, in whose reign Jesus Christ was born) is without any doubt one of the most important figures in Roman history.

It is reported that when he was near death, Augustus addressed those in attendance with these words, "If I have played my part well, applaud!"

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr
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