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Quadrante-1.jpg
22 viewsÆ Quadrans - Anonymous - c. 91 BC - Rome Mint
Obv.: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin, three pellets behind.
Rev.: Prow right, ROMA above, three pellets before.
Gs. 3,2 mm. 15,7
Craw. 339/4c, Sear RCV 1194

Maxentius
DenLMarcioCensorinobis.jpg
20 viewsDenarius - 82 BC.
L. MARCIVS CENSORINVS - Gens Marcia
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: L CENSOR, the satyr Marsyas, standing left with wineskin over shoulder; behind him, column surmounted by Victory.
Gs. 3,7 mm. 18,3
Craw. 363/1d, Sear RCV 281

Maxentius
DenQSicinioCCoponiobis.jpg
21 viewsDenarius - 49 BC. - Mint in the East moving with Pompey.
Q. SICINIVS & C. COPONIVS - Gens Sicinia & gens Coponia
Obv.: Q. SICINIVS III. VIR, diademed head of Apollo right;
Rev.:C. COPONIVS. PR. S. C., club of Hercules with lion's skin, arrow & bow.
Gs. 3,6 mm. 17,8
Craw. 444/1b, Sear RCV 413.



Maxentius
DenThorioBalbo.jpg
31 viewsDenarius - 105 BC.
L. THORIVS BALBVS - Gens THORIA
Obv.: Head of Juno Sospita in goat skin. I.S.M.R. (Iunoni Sospitae Magnae Reginae)behind
Rev.:Bull charging right, T above, L THORIVS / BALBVS below.
Gs. 3,75 mm. 19,7x21,3
Craw. 316/1, Sear RCV 192
1 commentsMaxentius
NERO-6.jpg
41 viewsNERO - Billon Tetradrachm of Alexandria - Year 12=65/66 AD.
Obv.:NERΩ KΛAΥ KAIΣ ΣEB ΓER, radiate bust right, wearing aegis
Rev.: AΥTOKPA, draped bust of Alexandria right in elephant skin headdress, LIB to right.
Gs. 12,65 mm. 26,9
Milne 238, Emmett 109

Maxentius
DenRoscioFabato.jpg
34 viewsDenarius Serratus 64 or 62 BC. - Mint of Rome
L. ROSCIVS FABATVS - Gens Roscia
Obv.: Head of Juno Sospita in goat skin, L ROSCI below, symbol behind (Shield)
Rev.:Girl standing right feeding serpent before, symbol to left (helm), FABATI in ex.
gs. 3,9 mm. 18,2x17,4
Crawford 412/1; Sear RCV 363, Grueber I 3394.



1 commentsMaxentius
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119 viewsPOSTUMUS: Double sestertius,
21.62g.

MINT: COLOGNE

IMP. C. M. CASS. LAT. POSTVMVS P. F. AVG. radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ HERC DEVSONIE[NSI] Hercules standing l. holding club and lionskin, within four-columned temple with three pellets in pediment.

Bastien-231 (7 spec.), C-99 (30 Fr.), RIC-134 (R2).
1 commentspostumus
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113 viewsPOSTUMUS: Double sestertius,
21.62g.

MINT: COLOGNE

IMP. C. M. CASS. LAT. POSTVMVS P. F. AVG. radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ HERC DEVSONIE[NSI] Hercules standing l. holding club and lionskin, within four-columned temple with three pellets in pediment.

Bastien-231 (7 spec.), C-99 (30 Fr.), RIC-134 (R2).
postumus
QuadranteAburioGemino.jpg
27 viewsAE Quadrans - 134 BC. - Mint of Rome
C. ABVRIVS GEMINVS - Gens Aburia
Obv.: Head of Hercules right in lionskin, three pellets behind
Rev.: Prow of galley right. C. ABVRI (AB & VR in monogram) / GEM. three pellets before, ROMA below.
Gs. 4,3 mm. 17,6
Craw. 244/3, Sear RCV 1150, Grueber 1002
Maxentius
DenSerratoLPapio.jpg
24 viewsDenarius Serratus - 79 BC - Rome mint
Obv.: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goatskin, symbol behind (amphora with two handles and string)
Rev.:Gryphon dancing right, symbol below (ampulla), L PAPI in ex.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,28x19,64
Crawf. 384/1, Sear RCV 311, Grueber 2977

1 commentsMaxentius
DenMVolteio.jpg
83 viewsDenarius - 78 BC. Rome mint
M. VOLTEIVS M. f. - Gens Volteia
Obv.:Head of young Hercules right, wearing lion skin
Rev.: Erymathian Boar right, M VOLTEI M F in exergue.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,57
Crawf. 385/2, Sear RCV 313, Grueber 3158

Maxentius
coin630.jpg
24 viewsLooks to me like a *very* beat-up Macedonian Alex III
'standard' type - Alexander in lion-skin headdress on
obverse, bow-case and club on reverse with some
inscription (often ALEXANDROY) in between them.
This might be the 1/2-size of the typical 5-7gm
20mm piece. Coin #630
cars100
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109 viewsAR drachm (4.26 gm), Lampsacus, ca. 310/9 - 309/8 BC.
Obverse: Head of young Heracles right in lion skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus entroned left, holding eagle and sceptor, race torch under throne.
Ex:Freeman and Sear Mail Bid Sale 13, lot 696
6 commentspaul1888
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32 viewsTrajan. 98-117AD. AR Denarius (19.5mm, 2.97g). Rome mint. Struck January 101 AD to December 102 AD. IMP CAESAR NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right. / P M TR P · COS · IIII P P, Hercules standing facing on low base, holding club in right hand and lion skin over left arm. RIC II, pg 247, #49. Good VF, attractive blue iridescent toning toning around the devices. NICE EYE APPEAL !!

Ex. Auktion Numismatica Wendt KG, Wien 12 (1976), 256; Ex. Münzen & Medaillen GmbH (DE) 13, #642. Oct. 9, 2003.
1 commentspaul1888
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32 viewsTHRACE, Odessos. Circa 280-225 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.44 g, 11h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedonia. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above civic monogram. Topalov, Odesos 23; Price 1151; HGC 3.2, 1584. Quant.Geek
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C POBLICIUS Q F. 80 BC90 viewsHelmeted bust of Roma right / Hercules strangling the Nemean lion; bow and quiver at left; club below. Cr. 380/1.

POBLICIA, a plebian family, but of consular rank. Its cognomen on coins is Malleolus. There are fifteen varieties, all of silver, on some of which a small hammer or mallett is engraved, evidently alluding to the surname Malleolus.

The first of Heracles' twelve labours, set by King Eurystheus (his cousin) was to slay the Nemean lion.

According to one version of the myth, the Nemean lion took women as hostages to its lair in a cave near Nemea, luring warriors from nearby towns to save the damsel in distress. After entering the cave, the warrior would see the woman (usually feigning injury) and rush to her side. Once he was close, the woman would turn into a lion and kill the warrior, devouring his remains and giving the bones to Hades.

Heracles wandered the area until he came to the town of Cleonae. There he met a boy who said that if Heracles slew the Nemean lion and returned alive within 30 days, the town would sacrifice a lion to Zeus; but if he did not return within 30 days or he died, the boy would sacrifice himself to Zeus.[3] Another version claims that he met Molorchos, a shepherd who had lost his son to the lion, saying that if he came back within 30 days, a ram would be sacrificed to Zeus. If he did not return within 30 days, it would be sacrificed to the dead Heracles as a mourning offering.

While searching for the lion, Heracles fetched some arrows to use against it, not knowing that its golden fur was impenetrable; when he found and shot the lion and firing at it with his bow, he discovered the fur's protective property when the arrow bounced harmlessly off the creature's thigh. After some time, Heracles made the lion return to his cave. The cave had two entrances, one of which Heracles blocked; he then entered the other. In those dark and close quarters, Heracles stunned the beast with his club and, using his immense strength, strangled it to death. During the fight the lion bit off one of his fingers. Others say that he shot arrows at it, eventually shooting it in the unarmoured mouth.

After slaying the lion, he tried to skin it with a knife from his belt, but failed. He then tried sharpening the knife with a stone and even tried with the stone itself. Finally, Athena, noticing the hero's plight, told Heracles to use one of the lion's own claws to skin the pelt.

When he returned on the thirtieth day carrying the carcass of the lion on his shoulders, King Eurystheus was amazed and terrified. Eurystheus forbade him ever again to enter the city; in future he was to display the fruits of his labours outside the city gates. Eurystheus warned him that the tasks set for him would become increasingly difficult. He then sent Heracles off to complete his next quest, which was to destroy the Lernaean hydra.

The Nemean lion's coat was impervious to the elements and all but the most powerful weapons. Others say that Heracles' armour was, in fact, the hide of the lion of Cithaeron.
ecoli
Postumus_RIC_Lyons_67.jpg
Gallic 1 Postumus22 viewsPOSTUMUS
AR Antoninianus, Lyons Mint
IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, RDC bust r. / HERC PACIFERO, Hercules st. l., holding olive branch, club and lion's skin
RIC V-II Lyons 67; Sear 10946
Sosius
Gordian_Deultum_2.jpg
Gordian III - Deultum28 viewsAE Tetrasarion?
238-244 AD
laureate and draped bust right from behind
IMP GORDIAN_VS PIVS FEL (AV)G
Heracles? in tetrastyle temple facing, holding lion skin and club
COL F_L P_AC__DEV / LT
SNG Bulgaria 1338, Jurukova 264
7,1g
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Kingdom of Macedon, Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC, AR obol.19 viewsKingdom of Macedon, Alexander the Great, 336-323 BC, AR obol.
Struck c. 336-323 BC, Head of Hecrules right, wearing
lion skin, knotted at base of neck. / Zeus, nude to waist, seated
left on ornate throne, holding eagle and scepter within dotted circle.
CANTANATRIX
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Kings of Macedon, Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Amphipolis Mint under Antipater91 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; janiform head vase in left field. Graffiti in upper left field - Aramaic kaph (k) and sadhe (s).

Price 6; Troxell, Studies, Issue A3; SNG Cop 660; Muller 853.
Struck at Amphipolis in the period 332-329 BC.

(29 mm, 17.15 g, 2h)

This is one of the first emissions of Alexander’s coinage struck in his homeland, albeit about three years after he departed for Asia Minor. Recent scholarship places the start of Alexander’s distinctive coinage in 333/2 BC at Tarsos, in eastern Asia Minor, shortly after which the design was transferred to Macedonia where Alexander’s coinage was struck under the authority of his regent in Greece, Antipater. Die studies indicate that this coin was from the fourth tetradrachm emission of a mint in Macedonia, most probably Amphipolis. It was most probably struck in the period 332-329 BC. The Aramaic graffiti on the reverse, plus the obverse reverse rim test cut are pointers to the likelihood that this coin travelled beyond its location of issue in Macedonia, into the eastern Mediterranean where Aramaic was the main spoken language.
3 commentsn.igma
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Lysimachos 38 viewsLysimachos
Drachm Colophon 301-297 b.c

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ;Zeus on throne holding eagle; forepart of lion and torch at left field, pentagram under throne

17.31mm 4.10gm

Price L26 ; Thompson 126
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Macedon,Alexander III. AR tetradrachm35 viewsprice 1679 / Themnos mint /188-170BC
obv: head of Herakles r. wearing lion-skin
rev: Zeus Aetophoros seated l. M l. in field. monograms
above oinoche withen vine tendril,eagle and sceptre
1 commentshill132
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Macedonia, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm, c. 325-320 BC183 viewsAR Tetradrachm, 17.190g

Obv: Bust of Alexander as Herakles r., wearing lion-skin headdress.

Rx: Zeus seated l. on throne; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ in exergue, AΛEΧANΔΡOY in r. field; wreath in l. field, ΔΙ beneath throne

References: Price-2949

Mint: Side

ex Harlan J. Berk
7 commentsDino
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Macedonia, Alexander III, Ar drachm30 viewsPrice 1382 / 310-301 BC
obv: Head of young Heraclea r. wearing lion-skin headdress
rev: ALEXANDROU Zues enthrond l. holding eagle and scepter forpart of
Pegasus l. monogram NO below throne
hill132
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Macedonian Kingdom: Philip III Arrhidaios (323-317 BCE) AR Drachm, Abydus (ADM II series VIII, 124-5)23 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left on backless throne; right leg drawn back, feet on stool, eagle in right hand, scepter in left; branch upward in left field, horse leg left below throne
Dim: 17mm, 4.27 gm, 5h
Quant.Geek
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Sardes,Lydia Ae 1512 viewsBMC Lydia p.248,85 / 117-192AD
obv: dia.drp.bust of Zeus Lydios r.
obv: young Herakles std. front head l. resting r.
on club. lion skin on l. arm
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Thermai Himerensis,Sicily. AE 1617 viewsGross 2311 / SNG ANS 190 / 407-406 BC
obv: bust of Hera r. wearing stephane drp.r.
rev: bust of Herakles r. with lion-skin headdress
hill132
ThoriusBalbus.jpg
#L. Thorius Balbus. 105 BC. AR Denarius32 viewsRome mint. ISMR behind, head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin headdress / L THORIVS below, BALBVS in exergue, bull charging right.

"The obverse refers to the the cult of Juno Sospita at Lanuvium, the moneyer's birthplace. The reverse is likely a play on the moneyer's name (Taurus sounds like Thorius). Cicero described L. Thorius Balbus as a man who lived in such a manner that there was not a single pleasure, however refined or rare, that he did not enjoy. This is one of the most common republican denarii." -- Roman Silver Coins edited by David Sear and Robert Loosley
ancientone
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#Mysia, Germe, Conventus of Cyzicus. Pseudo-autonomous AE20 33 viewsBetween 138 and 192 AD.
Obverse: ΙΕΡΑ Σ ΥΝΚΗ[ΤΟΣ], draped bust of the Senate (youthful), r.
Reverse: [ΓΕΡ]Μ ΗΝΩΝ, Nude Heracles standing, facing, head, l., resting arm on club, holding lion-skin
BMC 16 S80,6(1); Lindgren III, Addendum A 726A
ancientone
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14 viewsROME
PB Tessera (20mm, 5.35 g, 12h)
Draped bust of Hercules left, wearing lion's skin and holding club over shoulder, with hair and beard in Antonine-Severan style
The Dioscuri standing facing one another, each holding spear and bridle of horse
Rostovtsev 2085; Rostovtsev & Prou 377

Rostovtsev suggests that the obverse may depict Caracalla. This interpretation is somewhat plausible, but unlikely, considering the additional object on the obverse, and the bare head of the figure.
Ardatirion
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32 viewsBRITISH TOKENS, Tudor. temp. Mary–Edward VI.1553-1558.
PB Token (27mm, 5.29 g). St. Nicholas (‘Boy Bishop’) type. Cast in East Anglia (Bury St. Edmund’s?)
Mitre, croizer to right; all within border
Long cross pattée with trefoils in angles; scrollwork border
Rigold, Tokens class X.B, 1; Mitchiner & Skinner group Ra, 1

Ex Classical Numismatic Review XXXIX.1 (Spring 2014), no. 973330

Britain in the late middle ages played host to a popular regional variant of the ‘Feast of Fools’ festival. Every year on the feast of St. Nicholas, a boy was elected from among the local choristers to serve as ‘bishop.’ Dressed in mitre and bearing the croizer of his office, the young boy paraded through the city accompanied by his equally youthful ‘priest’ attendants. The ‘bishop’ performed all the ceremonies and offices of the real bishop, save for the actual conducting of mass. Though this practice was extinguished with the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539, it was briefly revived under Queen Mary, who took particular interest in the festival, when the lucky boy was referred to as ‘Queen Mary’s Child.’ The celebration of the boy bishop died out completely early in the reign of Elizabeth.

Evidence of this custom is particularly prevalent in East Anglia, specifically at Bury St. Edmunds. Beginning in the late 15th century, the region produced numerous lead tokens bearing the likeness of a bishop, often bearing legends relating to the festival of St. Nicholas. Issued in sizes roughly corresponding to groats, half groats, and pennies, these pieces were undoubtedly distributed by the boy bishop himself, and were likely redeemable at the local abbey or guild for treats and sweetmeats. Considering the endemic paucity of small change in Britain at the time, it is likely that, at least in parts of East Anglia, these tokens entered circulation along with the other private lead issues that were becoming common.
Ardatirion
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Bastien 277 Postumus: double sestertius (Herc Pacifero)14 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (260-269)
Antoninianus: Herc Pacifero (264-265/6, mint II)

Bronze, 15.52 g, diameter 26 mm, die axis 11h

A/ IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ HERC-PACIFERO; Hercules, standing left, holding olive branch, club and lion’s skin
Droger
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RIC.64 Postumus: antoninianus (Herc Devsoniensi)9 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (260-269)
Antoninianus: Herc Devsoniensi (1st emission, 3rd phase, 261, Trèves)

Billon (200 ‰), 2.40 g, diameter 23 mm, die axis 1h

A/ IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ HERC DEVSONIENSI; Hercules standing right, leaning on club, holding bow and lion's skin

EG.15
Droger
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RIC.67 Postumus: antoninianus (Herc Pacifero)44 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (260-269)
Antoninianus: Herc Pacifero (2ond emission, 2ond phase, 262, Trèves)

Billon (200 ‰), 3.37 g, diameter 20 mm, die axis 7h

A/ IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ HERC-PA-CIFERO; Hercules, standing left, holding olive branch, club and lion’s skin

Curious Postumus' big nose.

EG.27
2 commentsDroger
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RIC.66 Postumus: antoninianus (Herc Devsoniensi)10 viewsPostumus, Gallic emperor (usurper) (260-269)
Antoninianus: Felicitas Avg (3rd emission, 1st phase, 263-265, Trèves)

Billon (150 ‰), 4.09 g, diameter 22.5 mm, die axis 7 h

A/ IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ HERC DEV-SONIENSI; Hercules standing left in temple of four columns, leaning on club and holding lion's skin


EG.40
Droger
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS21 views161 - 180 AD
AE 17.5 mm, 3.02 g
O: Bust right
R: Herakles standing, holding club and lionskin
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(0177) COMMODUS37 views177 - 192 AD
AE 24 mm 10.71 g
O: Commodus as Hercules, in lion skin headdress
R: HER-CVL/RO-MAN/AV-VG/S-C in 4 lines with Club in center, within laurel wreath
Rome; RIC III 644
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(0193) JULIA DOMNA (Dionysopolis)21 views193 - 217 AD
AE 18.5 mm; 3.95 g
O: Laureate, draped bust right
R: Herakles standing facing, head right, resting on club and holding lionskin over arm, B in lower right field.
Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis mint
Varbanov 470; Moushmov 92
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS18 views193 - 211 AD
AE 28 mm; 14.51 g
O: AYT K Λ CEΠTI CEYHPOC ΠEP Laureate head right.
R: HΓE CT[A BAPBAPOY] ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛEITΩN Herakles standing right, holding lion's skin and resting on club.
cf Varbanov 1167 var.
laney
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS15 views193-211 AD
AE 19 mm, 3.19 g
O: AVK - [CEVHROC] Laureate head right
R:NIKOPOL - I PROC ICT Herakles, standing facing with head left holding club and lion-skin in left arm and patera in outstretched right hand
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum; ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1388 (1 ex., Paris); Varbanov (engl.) 2297; Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.14.23
Rare type with Herakles holding patera
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(0198) CARACALLA43 views198 - 217 AD
AE 27 mm; 13.08 g
O: Caracalla, Laureate Head R
R: Pan standingg facing right, holding pedum in right hand and lionskin over left shoulder, left foot on panther
Thrace, Hadrianopolis cf Vabanov 3567; Rare
d.s.
laney
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(0198) CARACALLA34 views198 - 217 AD
struck 211 - 217 AD
AE 23.5 mm; 9.35 g
O: AVT K M AV ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right monogram on shoulder
R:OVΛΠIAC TOΠIPOV, naked figure of Herakles seated left on rock covered with lion's skin, holding club in extended right hand, resting left hand on rock
Thrace, Topiros (Topirus); cf BMC 6; Moushmov 4979
laney
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(0198) CARACALLA / PAN and PANTHER93 views Caracalla/Pan and Panther
198 - 217 AD
AE 26mm 10.81g
O: AVT K M AVR CEV ANTWNE[INOC]
Caracalla, Laureate Head R
R: ADRIANO[POLEITWN]
Pan stg facing L, hldg pedum in R hand and lionskin over L shoulder, L foot on panther
Hadrianopolis
Varbanov 3567; Jurukova 2, 320 Rare
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(0198) CARACALLA--PAN/PANTHER57 views Caracalla/Pan and Panther
Caracalla/Pan and Panther
198 - 217 AD
AE 26mm 10.81g
O: AVT K M AVR CEV ANTWNE[INOC]
Caracalla, Laureate Head R
R: ADRIANO[POLEITWN]
Pan stg facing L, hldg pedum in R hand and lionskin over L shoulder, L foot on panther
Hadrianopolis
Jurokova S. 170 Rare
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(0218) ELAGABALUS26 views218 - 222 AD
AE 24 mm; 11.06 g
O: Laureate, draped bust of Elagabalus right.
R: Statue of Marsyas standing right, holding wine skin over shoulder and extending arm, within arched gateway
Phoenicia, Berytus
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(0218) ELAGABALUS23 views218 - 222 AD
AE 24 mm; 10.3 g
O: Laureate, draped bust of Elagabalus right.
R: Statue of Marsyas standing right, holding wine skin over shoulder and extending arm, within arched gateway
Phoenicia, Berytus
laney
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(0218) ELAGABALUS24 views218 - 222 AD
AE 24 mm; 11.15 g
O: Laureate, draped bust right
R: COL LAODIC--, Marsyas standing left, wine-skin over shoulder, right hand raised, D-E across fields
Syria, Laodicea ad mare; cf. Lindgren Coll. I, 2095
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(0238) GORDIAN III13 views238 - 244 AD
AE 27.5 mm, 10.22 g
O: Confronted draped busts of Gordian III and Serapis
R: Herakles standing facing, nude, holding club, lion's skin and Apples of the Hesperides. T/W in right field; E in left field.
Moesia, Markianopolis; cf Pick 1151; Varbanov 1987
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(0241) TRANQUILLINA29 views(wife of Gordian III)
241 - 244 AD
AE Diassarion 22 mm 4.69 g
O: FOURI TRANKUILLEINA C, draped bust right
R: CMURNAIWN G NEWKORWN, Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos, club, and lion-skin over arm
Ionia, Smyrna
SNG Cop 1401-1403; BMC 447-450.
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(0284) DIOCLETIAN36 views284 - 305 AD
Struck 285 AD
AE Antoninianus 22 mm max., 2.88 g
O: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG - Jupiter standing right holding sceptre and globe, facing Hercules, standing left, with lionskin and club, and holding victory on globe; crescent over G in lower center, XXI in ex
Antioch mint


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(0284) Diocletian / Iovi Hercu Conser51 viewsSilvered Ant. 22mm 3.45 g
284 - 305 AD
Obv: IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
Rad Dr Cuir Bust R
Rev: IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG
Jupiter stg R hldg globe and scepter; Hercules stg L hldg Victory, club,& lionskin; crescent over H below
XXI in exe; Antioch RIC V 323
Nearly fully silvered
(J.Ryan)
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(0286) MAXIMIANUS42 views286-305, 307-308, and 310 AD
Struck 286 - 295 AD
AE SILVERED ANT. 22mm 2.66g
O: IMP C M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
RAD CUIR BUST R
R: IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVG
JUPITER R HOLDING GLOBE & SCEPTER FACING HERCULES HOLDING VICTORY ON GLOBE, CLUB, LIONSKIN CRESCENT/B BETWEEN
XII IN EXE
ANTIOCH
(J.Ryan)
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(0286) MAXIMIANUS23 views286-305, 307-308, and 310 AD
Silvered AE Ant. 22 mm, 4.74 g
O: IMP C M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG;radiate cuirassed bust right
R: IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG Jupiter right holding globe and scepter, facing Hercules left, holding Victory on globe, club, and lionskin; crescent over B between; XXI in exe.
Antioch mint
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*Kings of Macedon. Amyntas III. 389-369 B.C. AE 14 mm38 viewsObv: Head of Herakles r., wearing lion-skin.
Rev: Eagle devouring serpent r.
SNG C 557.
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-Chersonesus Thraciae, Lysimachia. AE24 Artemis29 viewsLysimachia, the Thracian Chersonese.
Obv: Bust of young Herakles wearing lion skin
Rev: (ΛΥΣΙΜΑ) - ΧΕΩΝ Artemis r., clad in short chiton, holding with both hands two long torches; behind shoulder, top of bow and quiver.
BMC 2. Mushmov 5512
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0009 - Denarius Papia 79 BC107 viewsObv/Head of Juno Sospita r., wearing goatskin, symbol behind.
Rev/Gryphon dancing r., symbol below, L PAPI in ex.

Ag, 19.9mm, 3.82g
Moneyer: L. Papius.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 384/1 [dies o/r: 211/211] - Syd. 773 - Calicó 1057 - RCV 311 - RSC Papia 1 - Cohen Papia 1
ex-Numismática Saetabis
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0016 - Denarius Cornelia 56 BC51 viewsObv/Head of Hercules r. in lion skin, SC and TAS in monogram behind, below winged paws.
Rev/Globe between jeweled wreath and three triumphal wreaths.

Ag, 19.9mm, 3.74g
Moneyer: Faustus Cornelius Sulla.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 426/4a [dies o/r: 33/37] - Syd. 882 - BMCRR 3912 - Cohen Cornelia 49 - Calicó 498 - RCV 385 - RSC Cornelia 61
ex-Kuenker, auction 124, lot 8390
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0018 - Denarius Thoria 105 BC51 viewsObv/ISMR, head of Juno Sospita r. in goat skin.
Rev/Bull charging r., C above, THORIVS below, BALBVS in ex.

Ag, 20.0mm, 3.93g
Moneyer: L. Thorius Balbus.
Mint: Gallia Cisalpina.
RRC 316/1 [dies o/r: 450/562] - Syd. 598 - BMCRR 1615 - Calicó 1300 - Cohen Thoria 1 - RCV 192 - RSC Thoria 1
ex-CNG
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002 - Trajan (98-117 AD), denarius - RIC 4961 viewsObv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right.
Rev: P M TR P COS IIII P P, Hercules, nude, standing facing on pedestal with club, apple and lion skin.
Minted in Rome 101-103 AD.
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0030 - Republic, Didrachm198 viewsRome mint c. 269-266 BC
No legend, Diademed head of young Hercules right, with club and lion's skin over shoulder
ROMANO, She wolf right, suckling Romulus and Remus
7.29 gr
Ref : RCV # 24, RSC # 8
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0059 - Denarius Hadrian 136 AC10 viewsObv/HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP, Hadrian laureate head r.
Rev/AFRICA, Africa, with elephant-skin headdress, reclining l., leaning on rock, holding scorpion and cornucopiae; in front of her, basket of fruit.

Ag, 18.2mm, 3.22g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/299 [S] - BMCRE 822 - RSC 139
ex-Lockdales, auction 65, lot 706 (ex-colln. 1920s)
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0101 - Denarius Marcia 82 AC34 viewsObv/ Laureate head of Apollo r.
Rev/ Marsyas walking l. bearing wine skin on shoulder; behind, statue of Victory on column: before, L CENSOR.

Ag, 17.5 mm, 3.78 g
Moneyer: L. Censorinus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 363/1d [dies o/r: ~197/~228] - Syd. 737 - RSC Marcia 24
ex-M.Iglesias Alvarez, march 2011 (ex - Jesús Vico, auction 125, lot 232)
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0130 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 310-01 BC51 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; under throne, monogram; before, Φ.

Ag, 18.0 mm, 4.15 g
Mint: Colophon.
Price 1828
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jul 2011 - art. #300569784336
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0139 - AE Alexander III the Great 336-23 BC48 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ in middle, with goryte, bow and mallet at sides; bunch of grapes and circle on r.

AE, 19.1 mm, 6.33 g
Mint: Macedonia uncertain.
Price -- - Drama 103
ex-CGB, auction 49, lot 155
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0146 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 295-75 BC49 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; before, MI in monogram; behind, (Α)ΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ(Υ).

Ag, 19.0 mm, 4.28 g
Mint: Miletus.
Price 2151
ex-CNG, auction e260, lot 234
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0161 - 1/2 AE Alexander III the Great 336-23 BC42 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, eagle on thunderbolt r., head turned; above, crescent.

AE, 17.1 mm, 3.59 g
Mint: Amphipolis.
Price 91b
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jan 2012 - art. #230732403614
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0176 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC29 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; before, Demeter with two torches; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; under throne, monogram with circle, line and triangle.

Ag, 17.5 mm, 4.32 g
Mint: Lampsacus.
Price 1356
ex-Gitbud & Naumann, auction Pecunem 12, lot 119
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0210 - Denarius Septimius Severus 207 AC25 viewsObv/ SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of S.Severus r.
Rev/ PM TR P XV COS III PP, Africa standing r. with elephant skin, holding tunica with l.h.; lion advancing r. at her feet.

Ag, 19.1 mm, 2.82 g
Mint: Roma
RIC IV.I/207 – BMCRE V/531
ex-Solidus Numismatik, auction e7, lot 264
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0215 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC17 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club on field r.; under throne, monogram with circle, lines and dot.

Ag, 15.9 mm, 4.29 g
Mint: Sardes.
Price 2562
ex-vAuctions (Triskeles), auction 320, lot 75
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027 - Diocletian (284-305 AD), pre-reform Antoninianus - RIC 32333 viewsObv. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Jupiter standing right, holding globe and sceptre, facing Hercules standing left, holding Victory, club and lion´s skin.
Minted in Antioch (* and B in field, XXI in exe), second officina, 285 AD.
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0702, Rome, AE-Quadrans, Boar walking right, S C in exergue, Scarce !, #176 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0702, Rome, AE-Quadrans, Boar walking right, S C in exergue, Scarce !, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-TRAIAN-AVG-GERM, Diademed bust of Hercules right with lion-skin on neck.
revers:- Boar walking right, S C in exergue.
exe: -/-//SC, diameter:14,5-15,5mm, weight: 2,91g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: A.D., ref: RIC-II-702, BMC 1062, C-341, Scarce!
Q-001
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028 - Diocletian (284-305 AD), pre-reform Antoninianus - RIC 32328 viewsObv. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Jupiter standing right, holding globe and sceptre, facing Hercules standing left, holding Victory, club and lion´s skin.
Minted in Antioch (crescent delta in field, XXI in exe), fourth officina, 285 AD.
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029 - Diocletian (284-305 AD), pre-reform Antoninianus - RIC 32328 viewsObv. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Jupiter standing right, holding globe and sceptre, facing Hercules standing left, holding Victory, club and lion´s skin.
Minted in Antioch (delta in field, XXI. in exe), fourth officina, 293 AD.
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03. Alexander the Great.131 viewsTetradrachm, ca 325 - 323 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M and a bee at left, monogram under throne.
17.12 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3619; M. #696.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 456 -57) it is possible that coins of "group two" may have been minted at Susa or Ecbatana.
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032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AE-Drachm, G-1034, D-1610, Egypt, Alexandria, L IE, Hadrian and Alexandria,61 views032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), AE-Drachm, G-1034, D-1610, Egypt, Alexandria, L IE, Hadrian and Alexandria,
avers:- AΥT KAI TPAIA AΔPIA CEB, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- L IE, Hadrian standing togate left with sceptre, greeted by Alexandria in elephant-skin headdress.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Egypt, Alexandria, date: 130-131 A.D., Year (IE)15., ref: Geissen-1034, Dattari-1610, Kapmann-Ganschow-32.509-p-138, BMC 869,
Q-001
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0254a, Rome, AR-denarius, HERCVLI ROMANO AVG, Hercules ang trophy, Scarce !86 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0254a, Rome, AR-denarius, HERCVLI ROMANO AVG, Hercules ang trophy, Scarce !
avers:- L-AEL-AVREL-COMM-AVG-P-FEL, Laureate head right.
revers:- HERCVLI-ROMANO-AVG, Hercules standing left, touching trophy and holding club with lion skin.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16-16,5mm, weight: 2,67g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 192 A.D., ref: RIC-III-254a, p-395, C-, S-5646,
Q-001
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049 B.C., Q. Sicinius and C. Coponius., Denarius, Crawford 444/1a, C•COPONIVS• PR•S•C•, Club of Hercules, arrow and bow,131 views049 B.C., Q. Sicinius and C. Coponius., Denarius, Crawford 444/1a, C•COPONIVS• PR•S•C•, Club of Hercules, arrow and bow,
avers: Q•SICINIVS III•VIR, diademed head of Apollo right, star below.
revers: C•COPONIVS• PR•S•C•, Hercules' club surmounted by lion skin, scalp right, bow on right, arrow on left.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: 3,31g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 49 B.C., ref: Crawford 444/1a, Sydenham 939, Sicinia 1,
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"An important type, one of the first of the "Imperatorial" series. Struck at a military mint in the East, 49 B.C., after the moneyer, owing his appointment to Pompey the Great, fled Caesar's advance upon Rome with the Praetor Coponius (commander of the fleet), and part of the Senate (thus the S C on the reverse, to lend legitimacy to the coinage). Coponius is likely the father or grandfather of the man by the same name who served as procurator in Judaea under Augustus, from A.D. 6 to A.D. 9."
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05. Philip III.82 viewsTetradrachm, 323 - 317 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M at left, ΛΥ between the rungs of the throne.
16.99 gm., 27 mm.
P. #P181; M. #99; S. #6749.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 455) that coins with the M-ΛΥ monograms may have to be assigned to Susa after further study.
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 206a, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P, Hercules standing left, 90 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 206a, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P, Hercules standing left,
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-BRIT, Laureate head right.
revers:- P-M-TR-P-XVI-COS-IIII-P-P, Hercules standing left, holding branch and club with lion skin.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19mm, weight: 2,96g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 213 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-206a, p-241, C-220,
Q-001
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06. "Amphipolis": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.35 viewsTetradrachm, ca 320 - 317 BC, "Amphipolis" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Branch of laurel at left, Π under throne.
17.33 gm., 25 mm.
P. #124; M. #560.

Alexander appointed Antipater regent in Macedon during his absence. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Antipater continued ruling as regent until his own death in 319 BC. Most coins issued in Macedon during this time continued to be in the name of Alexander.
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064 - Septimius Severus Ae As - RIC 764A43 viewsObv:- SEVERVS PIVS AVG P M TR P XII, Laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:- To left, Bacchus standing right, holding cup and thyrsos, a panther at his feet; to right, Hercules standing left, holding club and lion's skin; on cippus between them, COS / III / LVD / SAEC / FEC , in exergue, S C.
Minted in Rome in A.D. 204 to celebrate the Seacular games with Septimus' hometown gods Liber and Hercules as patrons of his games.
Reference:- RIC IV, Part 1, No. 764A (Rated R2)

A rough example but a rare type.

Curtis Clay's die catalogue includes ten specimens of this coin, all from the same obverse die, nine of them from the same reverse die of this coin, one from a second reverse die.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 09751 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– HERCVLI DEFENS, Hercules standing right, resting on club and holding bow and lion-skin on left arm
Minted in Rome. A.D. 197
Reference:– RIC 97. RSC 212
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 09728 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– HERCVLI DEFENS, Hercules standing right, resting on club and holding bow and lion-skin on left arm
Minted in Rome. A.D. 197
Reference:– RIC 97. RSC 212
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 25439 viewsObv:– SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– AFRICA, Africa, wearing elephant-skin head-dress, reclining left with scorpion & cornucopiae; basket of corn-ears before
References:– VM 8/2, RIC 254, RCV02 6261, RSC 31
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064 B.C., L. Roscius Fabatus, Rebublic AR-Denarius Serratus, Crawford 412/1, Rome, Maiden and Snake, FABATI,85 views064 B.C., L. Roscius Fabatus, Rebublic AR-Denarius Serratus, Crawford 412/1, Rome, Maiden and Snake, FABATI,
avers:- Juno Sospita right, wearing goat-skin headdress; L ROSC below; behind, lizard,
revers: - Maiden standing right, feeding snake holding itself erect before her, control symbol tortoise walking right on own ground line in left field, FABATI in exergue.
exerg: -/-//FABATI, diameter: 17,5-19,5 mm, weight: 3,00g, axis: 1h,
mint: Rome, date: 64 B.C., ref: Crawford 412/1,,
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 206a 18 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate bust right
Rev:– P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P, Hercules standing left,holding club and lion skin plus a branch in right hand
Minted in Rome. A.D. 213
Reference:– Van Meter 60/2. RIC 206a. RCV02 6828. RSC 220.
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07. "Pella": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.31 viewsTetradrachm, ca 315 - 310 BC, "Pella" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Boeotian shield at left, Σ. between the rungs of the throne.
17.24 gm., 26 mm.
P. #250; PROa #135.

Alexander appointed Antipater regent in Macedon during his absence. After Alexander's death in 323 BC, Antipater continued ruling as regent until his own death in 319 BC. Thereafter his son Kassander ruled until 297 BC, eventually taking the title of King in 305 BC. He was notorious for his cruelty, and in 311 BC he killed Alexander's widow and her young son. The silver coinage of Kassander's reign was all issued in the name of Alexander.
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 095, AR-Antoninianus, Rome, VIRTVTI-AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right,76 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 095, AR-Antoninianus, Rome, VIRTVTI-AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right,
avers: IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers: VIRTVTI-AVGVSTI, Hercules, naked, standing right, right hand on hip, left hand on club on rock, lion-skin beside club.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 4,29g, axis:6h,
mint: Rome, date: 241-243 A.D.(4th. Issue), ref: RIC IV-III-95, p-25, RSC-404,
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075p Otacilia Severa (? - 249? A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), BMC 445, AE-22, Herakles,60 views075p Otacilia Severa (? - 249? A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), BMC 445, AE-22, Herakles,
avers: - Μ-ΟΤΑΚΙΛ-CΕΟΥHΡΑ,
revers: - CMΥRNAIΩN Γ NEΩKORΩN, ( Γ are = third Neokoros), Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and club, lionskin over arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22 mm, weight: 4,26 g, axis: 6 h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: B.C., ref: SNG Aulock 2232 (same obv. die), same obvers are Gordian III, SNG vA 2230 or BMC 445,
Q-001
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08. Ecbatana: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.42 viewsTetradrachm, ca 311 - 295 BC, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Anchor, forepart of a grazing horse, and two monograms at left; ΣΩ under throne.
17.01 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3931; M. #1355; ESM #475.

This is a coin of the Seleucid Empire from the time of Seleukos I, Nikator. Seleukos used the anchor as his personal symbol. Some of Seleukos' coinage was in the name of Alexander, and some was in his own name
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082 B.C., L. Censorinus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 363/1d., Rome, L•CENSOR, The satyr, Marsyas, standing left, #1128 views082 B.C., L. Censorinus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 363/1d., Rome, L•CENSOR, The satyr, Marsyas, standing left, #1
avers: Laureate head of Apollo right.
reverse: L•CENSOR, The satyr, Marsyas, standing left with wineskin over the shoulder, behind him, the column surmounted by the draped figure (Minerva?).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,91g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 82 B.C., ref: Crawford 363/1d, Sydenham 737, Marcia 24,
Q-002
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082 B.C., L. Censorinus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 363/1d., Rome, L•CENSOR, The satyr, Marsyas, standing left, #2127 views082 B.C., L. Censorinus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 363/1d., Rome, L•CENSOR, The satyr, Marsyas, standing left, #2
avers: Laureate head of Apollo right.
reverse: L•CENSOR, The satyr, Marsyas, standing left with wineskin over the shoulder, behind him, the column surmounted by the draped figure (Minerva?).
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16,0-17,0mm, weight: 3,68g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 82 B.C., ref: Crawford 363/1d, Sydenham 737, Marcia 24,
Q-001
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0841 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Africa21 viewsReference.
RIC 841f; BMCRE 1712; Cohen 143; Strack 709

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right.

Rev.AFRICA S C in ex.
Africa, draped, wearing elephant-skin headdress, reclining left, resting left arm on rock, holding scorpion in right hand and cornucopiae in left; basket of corn-ears front.

10.78 gr
27 mm
12h
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087 - Gordian III Antoninianus - RIC 09543 viewsObv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Hercules standing front, head right, holding club on rock and lion skin
Minted in Rome
Reference:– Van Meter 64, RIC 95, RSC 404
Weight 4.86 gms
Dimensions 22.17mm
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087 - Gordian III Antoninianus - RIC 09538 viewsObv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Hercules standing front, head right, holding club on rock and lion skin
Minted in Rome
Reference:– Van Meter 64, RIC 95, RSC 404
Weight 4.37 gms
Dimensions 21.77mm
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09. Alexandria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.115 viewsTetradrachm, ca 310 - 305 BC, Alexandria (Egypt) mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander with Horn of Ammon, wearing elephant skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Athena carrying shield and hurling spear. Also small eagle sitting on thunderbolt at right. Two monograms: one at left, one at right.
15.10 gm., 26 mm.
S. #7749; BMC 6.6, 46.

You may have noticed that I refer to the obverse portraits on the Alexander the Great coins as "Head of Alexander as Herakles." Much has been written about these portraits as to whether or not they really portray Alexander's likeness. There can be no doubt, however, that the portrait on this coin was intended to be that of Alexander. Ptolemy issued this coin in the name of Alexander while he was Satrap of Egypt. The elephant skin headdress was probably inspired by the lion's skin headdress on Alexander's own coins. It likely refers to Alexander's conquests in India where he defeated an Indian army with 200 elephants. Beneath the elephant skin headdress, right above his ear, Alexander wears the Horn of Zeus Ammon. The priests of Zeus Ammon recognized Alexander as divine when he visited Egypt in 331 BC.
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0900 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Mauretania28 viewsReference.
RIC 900f; C. 69

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right

Rev. ADVENTVI AVG MAVRETANIAE in Ex S C
Hadrian, togate, on left, standing right, holding roll in left hand and raising right to Mauretania, wearing elephant-skin headdress, standing left, facing him, on right, sacrificing over altar in center with right hand and holding vexillum in left; bull? next to altar.

14.26 gr
27 mm
5h
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090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Troas, Alexandria, BMC 182, AE-21, COL AVG TROAD, Statue of naked Marsyas standing right, #150 views090p Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Troas, Alexandria, BMC 182, AE-21, COL AVG TROAD, Statue of naked Marsyas standing right, #1
avers: IMP LICIN GALLIENVS, Laureate, draped bust right.
reverse: COL AVG TROAD, Statue of naked Marsyas standing right, carrying wineskin over the shoulder, raising a right hand holding a cup.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-22,0mm, weight:5,80g, axes: 1h,
mint: Troas, Alexandria, date: 253-268 A.D., ref: Bellinger A460, BMC 182; SNG München 139,
Q-001
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091 B.C., Republic, AE-Quadrans, SRCV 1194, ???100 views091 B.C., Republic, AE-Quadrans, SRCV 1194, ???
avers:- Head of Hercules right, wearing lion’s skin, behind, three pellets.
revers: - Prow right, and before, three pellets.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 91 B.C., ref: SRCV-1194,
Q-001
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092p Valerian II. (256-258 A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), SNG München 456, AE-21, Herakles,112 views092p Valerian II. (256-258 A.D.), Ionia, Smyrna, (third Neokoros), SNG München 456, AE-21, Herakles,
avers: - ΠO ΛIK O VAΛEPIANOC, Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
revers: - CMΥRNAIΩN Γ NEΩKO/R ΩN, ( Γ are = third Neokoros), Herakles, naked, standing left, holding kantharos and club, lionskin over arm.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 20,7mm, weight: 3,85g, axis: 0h,
mint: Ionia, Smyrna, date: 255-260B.C., ref: SNG München 456, Klose 1.8, CNG Elec. Auc. 160 (3/2007), lot 198,
Q-001
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098 Postumus (260-269 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 064v., AE-Antoninianus, HERC DEVSONIENSI, Hercules standing right, #166 views098 Postumus (260-269 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 064v., AE-Antoninianus, HERC DEVSONIENSI, Hercules standing right, #1
avers: IMP C POSTVMVS•P•F•AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. (dots in legend not in RIC !!!)
reverse: HERC DEVS ONIENSI, Hercules standing right, leaning on the club, holding lion's skin and bow.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 22,0-23,0mm, weight: 3,26g, axes:5h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 260-269 A.D.,
ref: RIC V-II 64v., Elmer 187, Cohen 91v., (dots in legend not in RIC !!!)
Q-001
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098a Vabalathus. AE antoninianus18 viewsobv: IMP C VHABALATHVS AVG rad. drp. cuir. bust r. seen from behind
rev: IVENVS AVG Hercules std. r. holding lions skin and leaning
on club, holding three apples
fld: * in r.
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10-Miletus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.54 viewsTetradrachm, ca 295 - 275 BC, Miletus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. MI monogram at left.
16.56 gm., 29 mm.
P. #2150; M. #1055.
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102. Trajan17 viewsTrajan Æ Quadrans. IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM, diademed bust of Hercules right with lion-skin on neck / Boar walking right, SC in ex. RIC 702, Cohen 341. ecoli
104_Claudius_II__(268-270_A_D_),IMP_C_CLAVDIVS_AVG,_IVVENTVS_AVG,_Delta,_T-1022,_Antioch,_iss-1,_off-4,_268-9,_Q-001,_h,_19mm,_4,08g-s.jpg
104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-1022 (Estiot), RIC V-I 104var., Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, IVVENTVS AVG, -/-//Δ, Hercules standing, facing, #1103 views104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-1022 (Estiot), RIC V-I 104var., Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, IVVENTVS AVG, -/-//Δ, Hercules standing, facing, #1
avers:- IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from rear, (D2).
revers:- IVVENTVS AVG, Hercules standing, facing, head left, right hand leaning on club, and holding apple in left hand, lion's skin over left arm. (Hercules 4).
exerg: -/-//Δ, diameter: 19,0mm, weight: 4,08g, axes: h,
mint: Antioch, iss-1, off-4, date: 268-269 A.D., ref: T-1022 (Estiot), RIC V-I 213,
Q-001
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104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-1057var. (Estiot), RIC V-I 113var., Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, IVVENTVS AVG, -/-//--, Hercules standing, facing, #1135 views104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-1057var. (Estiot), RIC V-I 113var., Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, IVVENTVS AVG, -/-//--, Hercules standing, facing, #1
avers:- IMP C CLAVD(I)VS AVG (Legends error I are missing), Bust left, radiate, with traces of drapery to front of truncation, one or two dot under the bust(!!!), (A2l).
revers:- IVVENTVS AVG, Hercules standing, facing, head left, right hand leaning on club, and holding apple in left hand, lion's skin over left arm, (Hercules 4).
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0mm, weight: 3,01g, axes: 0h,
mint: Antioch, iss-3, off-4, date: 270 A.D., ref: T-1057var. (Estiot), RIC V-I 213,
Q-001
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105 B.C., L.Thorius Balbus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 316/1, Rome, L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, #1131 views105 B.C., L.Thorius Balbus, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 316/1, Rome, L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, #1
avers: ISMR abbreviated legend behind the head of Juno Sospita right, wearing a goat-skin headdress.
reverse: L•THORIVS/BALBVS in two line, Bull charging right, control letter "K" above.
exergue: -/-//L•THORIVS/BALBVS, diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,83g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 105 B.C., ref: Crawford 316/1, Sydenham 598, Sear 192, Thoria 1,
Q-001
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11 - Septimius Severus AR Denarius - ' 'HERCULI DEFENS ' - Hercules81 viewsRoman Empire, Severan Dynasty.
Emperor Septimius Severus (193 - 211 AD) Silver Denarius.

obv: - Laureate head right.
rev: HERCULI DEFENS - Hercules standing facing right, leaning on club, cloaked w/ lionskin.
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Nice reverse!
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11. "Pella": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 280 - 275 BC, "Pella" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram under throne, Triton at left.
16.95 gm., 29 mm.
P. #527.

Following the overthrow of Demetrios Poliorketes by Lysimachos in 288 BC, there was a period of about a dozen years where no ruler was able to establish himself for any length of time in Macedonia. In 277 BC, Antigonos Gonatas achieved a victory over Gallic invaders in Thrace, and that enabled him to claim his father's throne. He ruled until 239 BC and the Macedonian kingdom prospered during his reign.
This coin was issued about the time Antigonos became king and established his own coinage. The decade 280 - 270 BC was a troubled one for the area due to the Gallic invasions (279 - 276 BC), and coins in the name of Alexander the Great from this decade are not common.
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1117 - L. Thorius Balbus, Denarius78 viewsRome mint, 105 BC
Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing a goat's skin, ISMR behind
Bull charging right, L above (control letter), L. THORIVS BALBVS in two lines at exergue
3.93 gr
Ref : RCV # 192, RSC, Thoria # 1
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 375, Ticinum, AERCVLI PACIF, Bust-F, -/-//SXXT, Hercules standing left,70 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 375, Ticinum, AERCVLI PACIF, Bust-F, -/-//SXXT, Hercules standing left,
avers:- IMP-C-PROBVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F),
revers:- AERCVLI-PACIF, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion’s skin.
exerg: -/-//SXXT, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 3,25g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 4th. emission, date: 278 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-375, p-58,
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 376, Ticinum, AERCVLI PACIF, Bust-Heroic type in "Square shield", -/-//SXXT, Hercules standing left, Scarce!79 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 376, Ticinum, AERCVLI PACIF, Bust-Heroic type in "Square shield", -/-//SXXT, Hercules standing left, Scarce!
avers:- VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Radiate, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis,"Square shield", seen from back.
revers:- AERCVLI-PACIF, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion’s skin.
exerg: -/-//SXXT, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,36g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, 3rd. emission, date: 277A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-376, p-58, Heroic Bust Type , Square shield, seen from back,
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 376, Ticinum, HERCVLI PACIF, Bust type G, -/-//SXXT, Hercules standing left, Scarce!99 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 376, Ticinum, HERCVLI PACIF, Bust type G, -/-//SXXT, Hercules standing left, Scarce!
avers: VIRTVS-PR-OBI-A-VG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield. (G)
revers: HERCVLI-PACIF, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion’s skin.
exerg: -/-//SXXT, diameter: 21,5mm, weight: 2,95g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 4th. emission, date: 278A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-376, p-58, Bust Type G,
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 376, Ticinum, HERCVLI PACIF, Bust-Heroic type in "Square shield", -/-//SXXT, Hercules standing left, Scarce!163 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 376, Ticinum, HERCVLI PACIF, Bust-Heroic type in "Square shield", -/-//SXXT, Hercules standing left, Scarce!
avers: VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG, Radiate, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis,"Square shield", seen from back.
revers: HERCVLI-PACIF, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion’s skin.
exerg: -/-//SXXT, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 3,89g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, 3rd. emission, date: 276A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-376, p-58, Heroic Bust Type , Square shield, seen from back,
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112-111 B.C., Ti. Quinctius, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 297/1, Rome, Two horses left,222 views112-111 B.C., Ti. Quinctius, Republic AR-Denarius, Crawford 297/1, Rome, Two horses left,
avers: Bust of Hercules left, wearing lion's skin headdress, club over the shoulder.
reverse: Two horses left, the rider on the nearer horse, TI Q and rat below, DOS•S in incuse on the tablet in exergue.
exergue: -/-//DOS•S, diameter: 18-19,5mm, weight: 3,56g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date:112-111 B.C., ref: Crawford 297-1, Sydenham 563, Quinctia 6,
Q-001
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115 - Postumus Ant. - RIC 064 C27 viewsObv:– IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– HERC DEVSONIENSI, Hercules, standing right, leaning on club, holding bow and lion’s skin
Ref:- RIC 64 Bust Type C, attributed to Lugdunum
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115 - Postumus Ant. - RIC 067 A17 viewsObv:– IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped bust right
Rev:– HERC PACIFERO, Hercules, standing left, holding olive branch, club and lion’s skin
Ref:- RIC 67 Bust Type A, attributed to Lugdunum
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119 Diocletianus (284-305 A.D.), Ticinum, RIC V-II 215, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//SXXIT, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Hercules standing right, #1112 views119 Diocletianus (284-305 A.D.), Ticinum, RIC V-II 215, AE-Antoninianus, -/-//SXXIT, IOVI CONSERVATORI, Hercules standing right, #1
avers:- IMP C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG (5-F), Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- HERCVLI CONSERVAT, Hercules standing right, holding lion skin and leaning on club set on rock.
exerg: -/-//SXXIT, diameter: 21-21,5mm, weight: 3,41 g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, date: 288 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 215, p-242,
Q-001
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12. Callatis: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 250 - 225 BC, Callatis mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. K at left, NAY under throne.
16.61 gm., 30 mm.
P. #943.

On the tag that came with this coin is the inscription "6 / Sept / 44 Bulgaria." The Soviet occupation of Bulgaria began on Sept. 9, 1944. It would be interesting to know the story behind that inscription as it applies to this coin...
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120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Ticinum, RIC V-II 549, AE-Ant., -/-//QXXIT, HERCVLI CONSERVAT, Hercules standing left, #176 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Ticinum, RIC V-II 549, AE-Ant., -/-//QXXIT, HERCVLI CONSERVAT, Hercules standing left, #1
avers:- IMP C M VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.,
revers:- HERCVLI CONSERVAT, Hercules standing left, resting the hand on the club and holding a bow with lion skin.
exerg: -/-//QXXIT, diameter: 21,5-23mm, weight: 3,62g, axes: 6h,
mint: Ticinum, date: 290 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 549, p-283, C-242
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1274 - L. Procilius L.F., Denarius22 viewsRome mint, 80 BC
Head of Juno Sospita right, clad in goat’s skin, S . C behind
Juno Sospita in biga right holding spear and shield. A snake below biga. [L. PROCILI. F] at exergue
19,5 mm - 3.89 gr
Ref : RCV # 307, RSC, Procilia # 2
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13. Gordian III / RIC 116.24 viewsDenarius, 240 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Laureate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / Hercules standing, resting right hand on hip and left hand club set on rock; lion-skin beside club.
3.58 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #116; Sear #8684.

The chronology of the denarii coinage of Gordian III has been poorly understood because Roman Imperial Coinage (RIC) has it mixed up in its listings. For example, it will tell you that 5 denarii (Diana, Pietas, Salus, Securitas, and Venus) were issued in the summer of 241 to commemorate the marriage of Gordian and Tranquillina. Recent thinking tells another entirely different story. The following summary is based on a posting by Curtis Clay, November 25, 2011, on the Forum Ancient Coins Classical Numismatics Discussion Board.
Although antoniniani were issued for a while under Caracalla and Elagabalus, the denarius was the standard silver denomination throughout the reigns of Severus Alexander, Maximinus Thrax, and into the first part of the joint reign of Balbinus & Pupienus. (This, by the way, is when the PIETAS AVGG denarius of Gordian as Caesar was issued.) Sometime during the short reign of Balbinus & Pupienus, the antoninianus supplanted the denarius as the standard silver denomination. When Gordian III became emperor (July 238), his administration continued to follow the then current practice of issuing only antoniniani.

Early in 240, Gordian apparently decided to revert back to the traditional coinage of the Empire and began to issue only denarii. The denarii issued at this time were the following:

P M TR P III COS P P / Horseman
DIANA LVCIFERA
PIETAS AVGVSTI
SALVS AVGVSTI
SECVRITAS PVBLICA
VENVS VICTRIX

No antoniniani exist with these reverse types.

The next issue of denarii was issued in the summer of 240 after Gordian became COS II, and consists of these types:

P M TR P III COS II P P / Emperor standing
P M TR P III COS II P P / Apollo seated
AETERNITATI AVG
IOVIS STATOR
LAETITIA AVG N
VIRTVTI AVGVSTI

Within a short time, however, it was decided to go back to having the antoninianus as the standard silver denomination. Antoniniani were issued again, at first with the same reverse types as the second issue of denarii. That is why these reverse types exist on denarii and antoniniani even though they were not issued at the same time.

So the period the mint issued denarii rather than antoniniani as the standard silver denomination lasted from about March through August, 240. This was the last time denarii were issued for general circulation. The antoninianus lasted until Diocletian’s coinage reform of 295, after which Roman coinage was so vastly different that there was no question of returning to the denarius.

The 13 denarii of Gordian III are presented in this album in this order:
Gordian III as Caesar denarius - 1 coin.
First issue of denarii - 6 coins.
Second issue of denarii - 6 coins.
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13. Phaselis: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.22 viewsTetradrachm, 206 / 05 BC, Phaselis mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΙΓ and Φ at left.
16.59 gm., 30 mm.
P. #2853.

The letters ΙΓ are a date: year 13. The dated coinage of Phaselis runs from year 1 through year 33. The coinage of Phaselis came to an end in 186 BC when the Treaty of Apamea gave Rhodes control over Lycia. That makes year 13 correspond to 206 / 205 BC. See pages 346 - 49 of Price, vol. I.
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132 - Probus - RIC 071 Bust Type C 26 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– COMITI PR-OBI AVG, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion skin
Minted in Lugdunum (//IIII) Emission 7, Officina 4. Summer A.D. 281 (Bastien dating)
Reference:– Cohen -. Bastien 332 (1 example cited). RIC 71 Bust Type C.

4.11 gms

Note Bastien 331 is with dots and cites 4 examples, 333 (3), 334(4) are bust Type F. This coin from Obverse die of 332a and same reverse die as 331a, 333a, 333b. Only a small number of reverse dies for this type are known.
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132 - Probus - RIC 071 Bust Type C41 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right (seen from rear)
Rev:– COMITI PR-OBI AVG, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion skin
Minted in Lugdunum (IIII) Emission 7, Officina 4. Summer A.D. 281
Reference:– Cohen -. Bastien 330 (2 examples cited) this example with an unlisted reverse legend break though this isn't unexpected. RIC 71 Bust Type C.
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132 - Probus - RIC 376 var - Heroic Bust type (Ticinum) (SXXT)55 viewsObv:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Radiate, helmeted, heroically nude bust left, holding spear and aegis, seen from back. ("Square shield" in RIC)
Rev:– HERCVLI PACIF, Hercules standing left, holding branch and club; lion's skin over arm
Minted in Ticinum (SXXT in exe) Emission 3 Officina 2. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 376 var. Heroic Bust type (unlisted with this bust type)
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132 - Probus - RIC 378 - Bust Type H (Ticinum) (SXXT)20 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– HERCVLI PACIF, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion’s skin
Minted in Ticinum (SXXT in exe) Emission 4 Officina 2. A.D. 278
Reference:– RIC 382 Bust type H (R)

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132 - Probus - RIC 381 - Bust Type F (Ticinum) (VIXXT) 25 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS • P • F • AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– ERCVLI PACIFERO, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion’s skin
Minted in Ticinum (VIXXT in exe) Emission 4 Officina 6. A.D. 278
Reference:– RIC 381 Bust type F
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132 - Probus - RIC 381 - Bust Type F (Ticinum) (VXXT)38 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– HERCVLI PACIF, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion’s skin
Minted in Ticinum (VXXT in exe) Emission 4 Officina 5. A.D. 278
Reference:– RIC 381 Bust type F
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132 - Probus - RIC 383 - Bust Type G (Ticinum) (SXXT)23 viewsObv:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev:– HERCVLI PACIF, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch, club and lion’s skin
Minted in Ticinum (//SXXT) Emission 3 Officina 2. A.D. 277
Reference:– RIC 383 Bust type G.
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14. Rhodes: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.16 viewsTetradrachm, ca 201 - 190 BC, Rhodes mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΔΑΜΑΤΡΙΟΣ and rosebud at left, ΡΟ under throne.
16.89 gm., 32 mm.
P. #2521; M. #1162.

In 202 - 201 BC, Philip V of Macedon was threatening the cities of Asia Minor. Pergamum and Rhodes were political and military rivals, but they were allies against this common aggressor. Each city struck coins of the Alexander type so that the fleet and army assembled in this alliance could be paid in a common currency. By 190 BC old animosities reemerged and the joint coinage ended.
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141 - Diocletian - RIC V pt II Antioch 323 Bust Type C12 viewsObv:– IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Jupiter facing right holding globe and sceptre, facing Hercules facing left, holding Victory on globe, club and lion's skin
Minted in Antioch (D // XXI Dot).
Reference:– RIC V Pt. 2 323
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141 - Diocletian - RIC V pt II Antioch 323 Bust Type C10 viewsObv:– IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Jupiter facing right holding globe and sceptre, facing Hercules facing left, holding Victory on globe, club and lion's skin
Minted in Antioch (E // XXI Dot).
Reference:– RIC V Pt. 2 323
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141 - Diocletian - RIC V pt II Antioch 323 Bust Type C10 viewsObv:– IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Jupiter facing right holding globe and sceptre, facing Hercules facing left, holding Victory on globe, club and lion's skin
Minted in Antioch (? // XXI Dot) Uncertain officina mark. Clogged die?
Reference:– RIC V Pt. 2 323
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141 - Diocletian - RIC V pt II Antioch 323 Bust Type C13 viewsObv:– IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Jupiter facing right holding globe and sceptre, facing Hercules facing left, holding Victory on globe, club and lion's skin
Minted in Antioch (A // XXI Dot).
Reference:– RIC V Pt. 2 323
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141 - Diocletian - RIC V pt II Antioch 323 Bust Type C9 viewsObv:– IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Jupiter facing right holding globe and sceptre, facing Hercules facing left, holding Victory on globe, club and lion's skin
Minted in Antioch (D // XXI Dot).
Reference:– RIC V Pt. 2 323
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141 - Diocletian - RIC V pt II Lugdunum 93 Bust Type C16 viewsObv:– IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen half from the rear
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Jupiter standing right holding thunderbolt & scepter facing Hercules standing left holding lion’s skin and club
Minted in Lugdunum (A/SML). Emission 4, Officina 1. Start to Summer A.D. 287
Reference:– Cohen 507. Bastien VII 108 (5 examples cited). RIC V Pt 2 93 Bust Type C
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1424 Hadrian, Cistophorus Uncertain mint in Asia Minor, Heracles standing16 viewsReference.
RPC III, --; RIC --; Metclaf 100 (reverse)

Issue Group 1: AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS P P

Obv. AVGVSTVS HADRIANVS P P
Bare head right

Rev. COS III
Heracles standing r., r. hand on hip, l. reading on club with lion skin set on rock

9.93 gr
30 mm
6h
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146 - Maximianus - Follis - RIC VI Lugdunum 85 17 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C MAXIMIANVS AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust left, holding club over right shoulder and lion's skin in left hand
Rev:– GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, left hand holding cornucopiae and right hand holding patera, plain altar beneath.
Minted in Lugdunum (_ | A //PLC). Officina 1. Spring A.D. 300 – A.D. 302
Reference(s) – Bastien 148 (8). RIC VI Lugdunum 85 (Rated S)
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 365 Bust Type F26 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
Rev:– HERCVLI INVICTO AVGG, Hercules standing left holding Victory on globe in right and club and lion skin in left
Minted in Lugdunum (S in left field). Emission 5, Officina 2. Autumn A.D. 277 – Autumn A.D. 279
References:– RIC V Part 2 365 Bust Type F. Bastien Volume VII 178.
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 370 var26 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXIMIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev:– HERCVLI INVICTO AVGG, Hercules standing facing, head left, lion-skin over left arm and leaning on club, Victory on globe in right hand
Minted in Lugdunum (S in left field). Emission 5, Officina 2. Autumn A.D. 277 – Autumn A.D. 279
References:– Cohen -. RIC V Part 2 370 var (not listed with this bust type in RIC). Bastien Volume VII 188 (3 3examples cited)
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 371 Bust Type C16 viewsObv:– IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– HERCVLI PACIFERO, Hercules standing left holding branch & club, lion skin over arm.
Minted in Lugdunum (B in left field, SML in exe). Emission 4. Officina 2. start to Summer A.D. 287
References:– Cohen 282. RIC V Part 2 371 Bust Type C. Bastien Volume VII 116 (25 examples cited)
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 371 Bust Type C 11 viewsObv:– IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– HERCVLI PACIFERO, Hercules standing left holding branch & club, lion skin over arm.
Minted in Lugdunum (Δ in left field). Emission 3. Officina 4. Spring A.D. 290 – A.D. 291
References:– Cohen 282. RIC V Part 2 371 Bust Type C. Bastien Volume VII 95 (20 examples cited)
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 371 Bust Type C7 viewsObv:– IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– HERCVLI PACIFERO, Hercules standing left holding branch & club, lion skin over arm.
Minted in Lugdunum (B in left field, SML in exe). Emission 4. Officina 2. start to Summer A.D. 287
References:– Cohen 282. RIC V Part 2 371 Bust Type C. Bastien Volume VII 116 (25 examples cited)
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 372 var Bust Type C 7 viewsObv:– IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– HERCVLI PACIFERO, Hercules standing left holding branch & club, lion skin over arm.
Minted in Lugdunum (Γ in left field). Emission 3. Officina 3. Spring A.D. 290 – A.D. 291
References:– Cohen 280. RIC V Part 2 372 Bust Type C (Not listed with Γ in left field in RIC). Bastien Volume VII 94 (16 examples cited)
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 43213 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Jupiter standing right, holding scepter, clasping hand of Hercules standing left holding club and lion’s skin
Minted in Lugdunum (//C). Emission 2, Officina 3. Spring to Summer A.D. 286
Reference:– Cohen 604. Bastien VII 62 (12). RIC V Pt. 2 432
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 432 Bust Type C13 viewsObv:– IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Jupiter standing right, holding scepter, clasping hand of Hercules standing left holding club and lion’s skin
Minted in Lugdunum (D in centre field). Emission 2, Officina 4. Spring – Summer A.D. 286
References:– Cohen 604. RIC V Part 2 432 Bust Type C. Bastien Volume VII 71 (26 examples cited)
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 437 Bust Type C8 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Hercules, standing right, leaning on club, with lion’s skin on rock.
Minted in Lugdunum (Retrograde C|_). Emission 5. Officina 4. Autumn A.D. 287 – Autumn A.D. 289
Reference:– Cohen 565 Bastien 65 (2 examples cited). RIC V Pt. 2 Lugdunum 437

Weight 3.93g. 22.64mm. 180 degrees
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 437 corr. Bust Type C25 viewsObv:– IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Hercules, standing right, with club and lions skin on rock
Minted in Lugdunum (D in left field). Emission 2, Officina 4. Spring – Summer A.D. 286
References:– RIC V Part 2 437 corr. Bust Type C (RIC notes as D in centre field in error). Bastien Volume VII 67
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 437 corr. Bust Type C12 viewsObv:– IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Hercules, standing right, with club and lions skin on rock
Minted in Lugdunum (D in left field). Emission 2, Officina 4. Spring – Summer A.D. 286
References:– RIC V Part 2 437 corr. Bust Type C (RIC notes as D in centre field in error). Bastien Volume VII 67
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 441 Bust Type F20 viewsObv:– IMP MAXIMIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Hercules, standing right, leaning on club, with lion’s skin on rock
Minted in Lugdunum (// C). Emission 8, Officina 3. A.D. 292
Reference(s) – RIC V Pt. 2 441 Bust Type F. Cohen 567. Bastien XI 456
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 515 Bust Type F7 viewsObv:– IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Hercules walking right, trophy over left shoulder, lion's skin draped over left arm, holding club in right hand
Minted in Rome (//XXIS).
Reference:– RIC V Pt. 2 515 Bust Type F.
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146 - Maximianus Herculius - Antoninianus - RIC V 369 var20 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– HERCVLI INVICTO AVGG, Hercules standing facing, head left, lion-skin over left arm and leaning on club, Victory on globe in right hand
Minted in Lugdunum (S | _). Emission 5, Officina 1. Autumn A.D. 287- Autumn A.D. 289
Reference:– Cohen -. Bastien XI 181 (1 example cited). RIC V Pt. 2 369 var (Not listed with this bust type in RIC).
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146 - Maximianus Herculius - Antoninianus - RIC V 369 var26 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– HERCVLI INVICTO AVGG, Hercules standing facing, head left, lion-skin over left arm and leaning on club, Victory on globe in right hand
Minted in Lugdunum (S | _). Emission 5, Officina 1. Autumn A.D. 287- Autumn A.D. 289
Reference:– Cohen -. Bastien XI 181 (1 example cited). RIC V Pt. 2 369 var (Not listed with this bust type in RIC).
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146 - Maximianus Herculius, Antoninianus - RIC 371 Bust Type C 12 viewsObv:– IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– HERCVLI PACIFERO, Hercules standing left holding branch & club, lion skin over arm
Minted in Lugdunum (D | _). Emission 3, Officina 4. Spring A.D. 290 – A.D. 291
Reference(s) – Cohen 282. Bastien XI 95 (20). RIC V Pt. 2 371 Bust Type C (C)
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146 - Maximianus Herculius, Antoninianus - RIC 62217 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Jupiter facing right holding globe and sceptre, facing Hercules facing left, holding Victory on globe, club and lion's skin
Minted in Antioch (A //XXI dot). A.D. 285-295
Reference:– RIC V Pt. 2 622
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147 - Constantius I Chlorus - RIC V pt II 67381 viewsObv:– FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOVI ET HERCVLI CONS CAES, Jupiter standing right, holding long sceptre and globe, facing Hercules standing left, holding Victory, club and lion's skin
Minted in Antioch (S in centre field, XXI. in exe)
References:– RIC V part 2 673
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147 - Constantius I Chlorus - RIC VI Alexandria 5329 viewsObv:– IMP C CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Laureate bust right
Rev:– HERCVLI VLTORI, Hercules standing facing with head left, right hand leaning on club, left hand holding apples and with a lions skin hanging from the elbow
Minted in Alexandria (Δ in upper left field, S in left field, in right field, ALE in exe.) A.D. 305 to A.D. 306
References:– RIC VI Alexandria 53 (S)
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148 - Galerius, Antoninianus - RIC V pt II Antioch 719 Bust Type C31 viewsObv:– GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOVI ET HERCVLI CONS CAES, Jupiter facing right holding globe and sceptre, facing Hercules facing left, holding Victory on globe, club and lion's skin
Minted in Antioch (G // XXI Dot). A.D. 293 - 295
Reference:- RIC V Pt. 719 Bust Type C.
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1497 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Africa23 viewsReference.
RIC II, 299; Strack 297; RIC III, 1497

Bust A1

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P.
Bare head Right.

Rev. AFRICA
Africa reclining left, wearing elephant-skin headdress and holding scorpion and cornucopia, basket of fruits at her feet

3.20 gr
18 mm
12h
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15. Mesembria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.33 viewsTetradrachm, ca 250 - 175 BC, Mesembria mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram under throne, Corinthian helmet at left.
16.66 gm., 33 mm.
P. #1013.
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16. Aradus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.65 viewsTetradrachm, 196 / 195 BC, Aradus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Palm tree at left, ΑΡ monogram under throne, ΔΞ in exergue.
17.00 gm., 30 mm.
P. #3396.

Dating this coin: ΔΞ = year 64 = 196 / 195 BC. The era dates to 259 BC when Aradus gained its autonomy. In this series there are 35 different dates between year 17 (243 / 242 BC) and year 94 (166 / 165 BC). There are several breaks in the series (after years 45 and 69 for example) which reflect different political situations in Phoenecia.
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1663 TROAS, Pionia Hadrian AE 14 Heracles standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1663; BMC 4; SNG BN Paris 2335

Magistrate Neikomachos (strategos)

Obv. [ ]ΝΟΝ [ΑΔ]ΡΙΑΝΟ[ ]
Laureate head of Hadrian, r.

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΝΙΚΟ ΠΙΟΝΙΤΩΝ
Heracles standing facing, resting on club with his r. hand, holding lion skin in l.

2.20 gr
14 mm
6h
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17. Temnos: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.33 viewsTetradrachm, ca 188 - 170 BC, Temnos mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ&Upsilon / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Two monograms, vine branch, and vase at left.
16.25 gm., 33 mm.
P. #1686; M. #958.
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170 Commodus 52 viewsCommodus Denarius. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head right wearing lionskin headdress / HER-CVL RO-MAN AV-GV either side of club of Hercules, all in wreath.
RSC 190. RIC 251 Sear 5644
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1767 MYSIA, Germe Hadrian, Heracles standing5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1767; Ehling 75-82; von Aulock 7221; SNG BN - ; SNG Cop. -

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΑΥΓΟΥСΤΟС
Bare head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΓΕΡΜΗΝΩΝ
Heracles naked standing facing, head l., resting with r. hand on club, holding lion’s skin on left.

7.4 gr
19 mm
12h
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1767 MYSIA, Germe Hadrian, Heracles standing6 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1767; Ehling 75-82; von Aulock 7221; SNG BN - ; SNG Cop. -

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΑΥΓΟΥСΤΟС
Bare head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΓΕΡΜΗΝΩΝ
Heracles naked standing facing, head l., resting with r. hand on club, holding lion’s skin on left.

7.06 gr
19 mm
6h
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 191 or 192 AD34 viewsobv: L AEL AVREL COM-M AVG P FEL (laureate head right)
rev: PROVIDENTIAE AVG (Hercules standing right, his foot is placed on the prow of a vessel, resting club on treetrunk right and holding thunderbolt; clasping hands with Africa, who wears elephantskin on head, in her left hand holding sistrum, at her feet lion)
ref: RIC III 259a (R), RSC 643 (20frcs)
mint: Rome
2.86gms, 18mm
Rare

This coin legend and type is regarded to the African fleet of corn transports. The elephant's head, the sistrum, and the lion are attributes peculiar to Egypt and to Africa proper, which were the granaries of Rome. But Commodus having sent his ships for freights of corn is on this coin represented paying worship to Hercules, and he himself plants his foot on the prow of one of the vessels, as if showing care for his new colony.
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18. Kyme: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.45 viewsTetradrachm, ca 188 - 170 BC, Kyme mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. A one-handled jug in wreath at left, ΑΘΗΝΙΚΩΝ in exergue.
16.71 gm., 37 mm.
P. #1642; M. #950.

The photo does not do justice to the beauty of this coin.
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19. Mesembria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.23 viewsTetradrachm, ca 175 - 125 BC, Mesembria mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΔΑ and Corinthian helmet to left, monogram under throne.
16.57 gm., 30 mm.
P. #1055; M. #472.
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1926B AEOLIS. Aegae. Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Ae 18 statue of Apollo Chresterios10 viewsReference.
RPC --; RPC III, 1926B

Magistrate Oul. Polemôn (agô(nothete) (?))

Obv: IЄPA CVNKΛHTOC.
Laureate and draped youthful bust of the Senate right.

Rev: ЄΠI AΓΩ OVΛ ΠOΛЄMON / AI - ΓA.
Facing statue of Apollo Chresterios, with branch in hand.

3.84 gr
18 mm
12h

Note.
RPC III - (though cf. 1926 for a coin of Sabina from the same magistrate)

Agonothetes was a magistrate whose duty was the superintendence of games.

Aigai was the centre of the worshipping of Apollo Chresterios, meaning the foresayer, the prophet. It is known from an inscription that about 250 BC the inhabitants of Istros have sent a delegation to Aigai asking wether the oracle would tolerate the introducing of Serapis to Istros.
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194_Septimius_Severus_As_RIC_666_119 viewsSeptimius Severus (193 – 211 AD)
AE As, Rome, 194
L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP II;
Laureate head right
DIS AVSPICIB TR P II, COS II P P in exergue, S-C;
Hercules, holding club and lion skin, and Bacchus, holding cup and thyrsus, standing left, side by siede, panther at feet of Bacchus
10,03 gr, 24 mm
RIC IVa, 666; BMC V, 501; C. 117
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194_Septimius_Severus_Dupondius_RIC_680_16 viewsSeptimius Severus (193 – 211 AD)
AE Dupondius, Rome, 194 – 195
L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII;
Radiate head right
AFRICA, S-C;
Africa, in elephant-skin head-dress, standing right, holding corn-ears in fold of robe(?), lion at feet
10, 04 gr, 24 mm
RIC IVa, 680; BMC V, 523; C. 30
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1aa Julius Caesar166 views60 BC (formation of the First Triumvirate)-44 BC (assassination)

Denarius
44 BC

Caesar's head, right, eight-pointed star behind. CAESAR IMP.
Venus standing left, holding victory and scepter. P SEPVLLIVS MACER.

RSC 41

Plutarch said of the first triumvirate: There is a law among the Romans, that whoever desires the honour of a triumph must stay without the city and expect his answer. And another, that those who stand for the consulship shall appear personally upon the place. Caesar was come home at the very time of choosing consuls, and being in a difficulty between these two opposite laws, sent to the senate to desire that, since he was obliged to be absent, he might sue for the consulship by his friends. Cato, being backed by the law, at first opposed his request; afterwards perceiving that Caesar had prevailed with a great part of the senate to comply with it, he made it his business to gain time, and went on wasting the whole day in speaking. Upon which Caesar thought fit to let the triumph fall, and pursued the consulship. Entering the town and coming forward immediately, he had recourse to a piece of state policy by which everybody was deceived but Cato. This was the reconciling of Crassus and Pompey, the two men who then were most powerful in Rome. There had been a quarrel between them, which he now succeeded in making up, and by this means strengthened himself by the united power of both, and so under the cover of an action which carried all the appearance of a piece of kindness and good-nature, caused what was in effect a revolution in the government. For it was not the quarrel between Pompey and Caesar, as most men imagine, which was the origin of the civil wars, but their union, their conspiring together at first to subvert the aristocracy, and so quarrelling afterwards between themselves.

Of Caesar's military leadership, Plutarch wrote: He was so much master of the good-will and hearty service of his soldiers that those who in other expeditions were but ordinary men displayed a courage past defeating or withstanding when they went upon any danger where Caesar's glory was concerned. . . . This love of honour and passion for distinction were inspired into them and cherished in them by Caesar himself, who, by his unsparing distribution of money and honours, showed them that he did not heap up wealth from the wars for his own luxury, or the gratifying his private pleasures, but that all he received was but a public fund laid by the reward and encouragement of valour, and that he looked upon all he gave to deserving soldiers as so much increase to his own riches. Added to this also, there was no danger to which he did not willingly expose himself, no labour from which he pleaded an exemption. His contempt of danger was not so much wondered at by his soldiers because they knew how much he coveted honour. But his enduring so much hardship, which he did to all appearance beyond his natural strength, very much astonished them. For he was a spare man, had a soft and white skin, was distempered in the head and subject to an epilepsy, which, it is said, first seized him at Corduba. But he did not make the weakness of his constitution a pretext for his ease, but rather used war as the best physic against his indispositions; whilst, by indefatigable journeys, coarse diet, frequent lodging in the field, and continual laborious exercise, he struggled with his diseases and fortified his body against all attacks. He slept generally in his chariots or litters, employing even his rest in pursuit of action. In the day he was thus carried to the forts, garrisons, and camps, one servant sitting with him, who used to write down what he dictated as he went, and a soldier attending behind him with his sword drawn.
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1ab Marcus Licinius Crassus17 viewsFormed First Triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey in 60 BC, killed at Carrhae in Parthia in 53 BC.

Denarius, minted by son, P Licinius Crassus, ca 54 BC.
Bust of Venus, right, SC behind
Amazon with horse, P CRASSVS MF.

Seaby, Licinia 18

These coins were probably minted to pay Crassus' army for the invasion of Parthia, which led to its destruction. My synthesis of reviewing 90 examples of this issue revealed a female warrior wearing a soft felt Scythian cap with ear flaps; a fabric garment with a decorated skirt to the knees; probably trousers; an ornate war belt; a baldric; a cape, animal skin, or shoulder cord on attached to the left shoulder; and decorated calf-high boots. She matches the historically confirmed garb of the real amazons—Scythian horsewomen—and of course holds her steed. The horse’s tack is consistent with archeological discoveries of tack in use by Scythians and Romans.

Adrienne Mayor writes that amazon imagery on Greek vases suddenly appeared in 575-550 BC, initially depicting them in Greek-style armor. By the end of the century, as the Greeks learned more through direct and indirect contact with Scythians, they began to appear wearing archeologically confirmed Scythian-Sarmatian-Thracian patterned attire. (Adrienne Mayor, The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2014, 199-200). To this, artists added their own creative ideas regarding colors, fabric patterns, and decorations. “They dressed the warrior women in body-hugging ‘unitards’ or tunics, short chitons or belted dresses, sometimes over leggings or trousers. . . . In paintings and sculpture, pointed or soft Scythian caps with earflaps or ties (kidaris) soon replaced the Greek helmets, and the women wear a variety of belts, baldrics (diagonal straps), corselets, shoulder cords or bands, and crisscrossing leather straps attached to belt loops like those worn by the archer huntress Artemis. . . . Amazon footgear included soft leather moccasin-like shoes, calf-high boots (endromides), or taller laced boots (embades) with scallops or flaps and lined with felt or fur.” (Mayor, 202)

The artists apparently had detailed knowledge of gear used by real Scythian horsewomen to equip their imagined Amazons. “Archeological discoveries of well-preserved sets of clothing confirm that real horsewomen of ancient Scythian lands dressed much as did those described in Greek texts and illustrated in Scythian and Greek artwork.” (Mayor, 203)
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1ab_2 Marcus Licinius Crassus34 viewsFormed First Triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey in 60 BC, killed at Carrhae in Parthia in 53 BC.

Denarius, minted by son, P Licinius Crassus, ca 54 BC.
Bust of Venus, right, SC behind
Amazon with horse, P CRASSVS MF.

Seaby, Licinia 18

These coins were probably minted to pay Crassus' army for the invasion of Parthia. My synthesis of reviewing 90 examples of this issue revealed a female warrior wearing a soft felt Scythian cap with ear flaps (visible in this example); a fabric garment with a decorated skirt to the knees; probably trousers; an ornate war belt; a baldric; a cape, animal skin, or shoulder cord on attached to the left shoulder; and decorated calf-high boots. She matches the historically confirmed garb of the real amazons—Scythian horsewomen—and of course holds her steed. The horse’s tack is consistent with archeological discoveries of tack in use by Scythians and Romans.

Adrienne Mayor writes that amazon imagery on Greek vases suddenly appeared in 575-550 BC, initially depicting them in Greek-style armor. By the end of the century, as the Greeks learned more through direct and indirect contact with Scythians, they began to appear wearing archeologically confirmed Scythian-Sarmatian-Thracian patterned attire. (Adrienne Mayor, The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2014, 199-200). To this, artists added their own creative ideas regarding colors, fabric patterns, and decorations. “They dressed the warrior women in body-hugging ‘unitards’ or tunics, short chitons or belted dresses, sometimes over leggings or trousers. . . . In paintings and sculpture, pointed or soft Scythian caps with earflaps or ties (kidaris) soon replaced the Greek helmets, and the women wear a variety of belts, baldrics (diagonal straps), corselets, shoulder cords or bands, and crisscrossing leather straps attached to belt loops like those worn by the archer huntress Artemis. . . . Amazon footgear included soft leather moccasin-like shoes, calf-high boots (endromides), or taller laced boots (embades) with scallops or flaps and lined with felt or fur.” (Mayor, 202)
The artists apparently had detailed knowledge of gear used by real Scythian horsewomen to equip their imagined Amazons. “Archeological discoveries of well-preserved sets of clothing confirm that real horsewomen of ancient Scythian lands dressed much as did those described in Greek texts and illustrated in Scythian and Greek artwork.” (Mayor, 203)

Plutarch wrote of Crassus: People were wont to say that the many virtues of Crassus were darkened by the one vice of avarice, and indeed he seemed to have no other but that; for it being the most predominant, obscured others to which he was inclined. The arguments in proof of his avarice were the vastness of his estate, and the manner of raising it; for whereas at first he was not worth above three hundred talents, yet, though in the course of his political life he dedicated the tenth of all he had to Hercules, and feasted the people, and gave to every citizen corn enough to serve him three months, upon casting up his accounts, before he went upon his Parthian expedition, he found his possessions to amount to seven thousand one hundred talents; most of which, if we may scandal him with a truth, he got by fire and rapine, making his advantages of the public calamities. . . . Crassus, however, was very eager to be hospitable to strangers; he kept open house, and to his friends he would lend money without interest, but called it in precisely at the time; so that his kindness was often thought worse than the paying the interest would have been. His entertainments were, for the most part, plain and citizen-like, the company general and popular; good taste and kindness made them pleasanter than sumptuosity would have done. As for learning he chiefly cared for rhetoric, and what would be serviceable with large numbers; he became one of the best speakers at Rome, and by his pains and industry outdid the best natural orators. . . . Besides, the people were pleased with his courteous and unpretending salutations and greetings, for he never met any citizen however humble and low, but he returned him his salute by name. He was looked upon as a man well-read in history, and pretty well versed in Aristotle's philosophy. . . . Crassus was killed by a Parthian, called Pomaxathres; others say by a different man, and that Pomaxathres only cut off his head and right hand after he had fallen. But this is conjecture rather than certain knowledge, for those that were by had not leisure to observe particulars. . . .
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1ab_2 Marcus Licinius Crassus35 viewsFormed First Triumvirate with Caesar and Pompey in 60 BC, killed at Carrhae in Parthia in 53 BC.

Denarius, minted by son, P Licinius Crassus, ca 54 BC.
Bust of Venus, right, SC behind
Amazon with horse, P CRASSVS MF.

Seaby, Licinia 18

These coins were probably minted to pay Crassus' army for the invasion of Parthia, which led to its destruction. My synthesis of reviewing 90 examples of this issue revealed a female warrior wearing a soft felt Scythian cap with ear flaps (visible in this example); a fabric garment with a decorated skirt to the knees; probably trousers; an ornate war belt; a baldric; a cape, animal skin, or shoulder cord on attached to the left shoulder; and decorated calf-high boots. She matches the historically confirmed garb of the real amazons—Scythian horsewomen—and of course holds her steed. The horse’s tack is consistent with archeological discoveries of tack in use by Scythians and Romans.

Adrienne Mayor writes that amazon imagery on Greek vases suddenly appeared in 575-550 BC, initially depicting them in Greek-style armor. By the end of the century, as the Greeks learned more through direct and indirect contact with Scythians, they began to appear wearing archeologically confirmed Scythian-Sarmatian-Thracian patterned attire. (Adrienne Mayor, The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2014, 199-200). To this, artists added their own creative ideas regarding colors, fabric patterns, and decorations. “They dressed the warrior women in body-hugging ‘unitards’ or tunics, short chitons or belted dresses, sometimes over leggings or trousers. . . . In paintings and sculpture, pointed or soft Scythian caps with earflaps or ties (kidaris) soon replaced the Greek helmets, and the women wear a variety of belts, baldrics (diagonal straps), corselets, shoulder cords or bands, and crisscrossing leather straps attached to belt loops like those worn by the archer huntress Artemis. . . . Amazon footgear included soft leather moccasin-like shoes, calf-high boots (endromides), or taller laced boots (embades) with scallops or flaps and lined with felt or fur.” (Mayor, 202)

The artists apparently had detailed knowledge of gear used by real Scythian horsewomen to equip their imagined Amazons. “Archeological discoveries of well-preserved sets of clothing confirm that real horsewomen of ancient Scythian lands dressed much as did those described in Greek texts and illustrated in Scythian and Greek artwork.” (Mayor, 203)
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1eo Jovian85 views363-364

AE 3, Heraclea

Diademed bust left, draped & cuirassed, D N IOVIANVS P F AVG
VOT V MVLT X in wreath, Mintmark HERACA

RIC 110A

Zosimus recorded: A meeting of the officers and soldiers was afterwards convened, in order to appoint a successor to the empire : since it would be impossible for them without a ruler to avoid the dangers to which they were exposed in the midst of an enemy's country. The general voice was in favour of Jovianus, the son of Varronianus, tribune of the domestic forces. When Jovian had assumed the purple and the diadem, he directed his course homewards with all possible speed. . . . They then marched forward four days, continually harassed by the enemy, who followed them when they were proceeding, but fled when the Romans offered any resistance. At length, having gained some distance of the enemy, they resolved to crops the Tigris. For this purpose they fastened skins together, and floated over. When the greater part had gained the opposite bank, the commanders crossed over in safety with the remainder. The Persians, however, still accompanied them, and followed them with a large army so assiduously, that the Romans were in perpetual danger, both from the unfavourable circumstances in which they were placed, and from the want, of provisions. Although the Roman army was in this condition, the Persians were willing to treat for peace, and for that purpose sent Surenas with other |90 officers to the Roman camp. Jovian, upon hearing this, sent to them Sallustius, prefect of the court, together with Aristaeus, who, after some discussion, agreed on a truce for thirty years. The conditions were, that the Romans should give up to the Persians the country of the Rabdiceni, and that of the Candueni, Rhemeni, and Zaleni, besides fifteen castles in those provinces, with the inhabitants, lands, cattle, and all their property ; that Nisibis should be surrendered without its inhabitants, who were to be transplanted into whatever colony the Remans pleased. The Persians also deprived the Romans of great part of Armenia, leaving them but a very small part of it. The truce having been concluded on these conditions, and ratified on both sides, the Romans had an opportunity of returning home unmolested, neither party offering or sustaining any injury, either by open force; or secret machination.

Jovian marched through all the towns in great speed, because they were so filled with grief [because they were being given over to Persian rule], that the inhabitants could not look patiently on him; such being the custom and disposition of those countries. Taking with him the imperial guard, he proceeded to Antioch. . . . Jovian now turning his attention to the affairs of government, made various arrangements, and sent Lucilianus his father-in-law, Procopius, and Valentinian, who was afterwards emperor, to the armic.s in Pannoriia, to inform them of the death of Julian, and of his being chosen emperor. The Bavarians who were at Sirmium, and were left there for its protection, as soon as they received the news, put to death Lucilianus who brought such unwelcome intelligence, without regard to his relationship to the emperor. Such was the respect they had to Jovian's relations, that Valentinian himself only escaped from the death they intended to inflict on him. Jovianus proceeding from Antioch towards Constantinople, suddenly fell sick at Dadostana in Bithynia, and died after a reign of eight months, in which short time he had not been able to render the public any essential service.
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2) The Pompeians: Scipio Metellus Pius34 viewsQ. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio, Imperator
AR Denarius.
Military mint in Africa, legate Eppius, 47-46 BC.

Q METELL SCIPIO IMP, laureate head of Africa right in elephant skin headdress, grain ear before, plow below / EPPIVS LEG F C, Hercules standing facing, naked, hand on hip, leaning on club set on a rock.

Cr461/1, Syd 1051, Caecilia 50.
RM0040
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20. Odessus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.44 viewsTetradrachm, ca 125 - 70 BC, Odessus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΘΕ at left, monogram under throne.
16.36 gm., 34 mm.
P. #1181; M. #419.
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2008-Savaria - Animal skins for Aquilifer, Signifer and Vexillarius39 viewsberserker
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2014.105.442 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Uncertain Macedonian Mint (336-323 BC)

AE18; 5.91 g; 6h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, between club and bow in case.
Ref: Price 266; SNG Munich Part 10/11 827;
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2014.105.638 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Uncertain Mint Western Asia Minor (c. 323 - c. 310 BC)

AE18; 5.71 g; 3h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, between bow in decorated case and club, torch to left in exergue.
Ref: Price 2800(f); SNG Munich 919;
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2014.141.246 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Miletos

AR Drachm; 20 mm; 4.00 g; 3h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; downward in right filed, Monogram in left field; Zeus seated left, holding eagle, standing right, in extended right hand; scepter in left.
Ref: Price 2151(a) [3h die axis]
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2014.141.330 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Tarsus

AE18; 5.60 g; 9h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin, before Caduceus.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, between club and bow in case; above Caduceus, to left.
Ref: Price 3058; cf SNG Cop 1046-1047;
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202-210 AD - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS denarius53 viewsobv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG (laureate head right)
rev: AFRICA (Africa, wearing elephant-skin head-dress, reclining left with scorpion & cornucopiae; basket of corn-ears before)
ref: RIC IVi 254, RSC 31 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
2.67gms, 19mm
Scarce

This type was minted to mark the visit of Severus to Africa in 207 AD.
The coin has nice black patina, in reverse scratching, though the patina is good: throw a glance at the pattern of corn-ears or the tail of scorpion.
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21 Maximian: Antioch antoninianus.15 viewsAntoninianus, 386 - 395 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG / Radiate bust of Maximian.
Reverse: IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG / Jupiter and Hercules standing face to face, Jupiter holding globe and sceptre; Hercules holding Victory, club, and lion's skin. Crescent and E between them; XXI in exergue.
3.26 gm., 20.5 mm.
RIC #622; Sear #13134.
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213 AD - Caracalla 198-217 AD - Hercules292 viewsANTONINVSPIVSAVGBRIT - laureate head right
PMTRPXVICOSIIIIPP - Hercules, naked, standing left, holding branch, club, and lionskin

Rome mint, AD 213, reference RIC IV, part 1, pg 241, 206(a), Cohen 220, BM-48

Beautiful portrait of this "mad" emperor, with a wonderful depiction of hercules. Ex HJB
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213 AD - CARACALLA limes denarius 27 viewsobv: ANTONINVS.PIVS.AVG.BRIT
rev: P.M.TR.P.XVI.COS.IIII.P.P. (Hercules standing left, holding branch, club and lion's skin)
ref: RIC IV 206a, RSC 220
3.23gms
Limes (or "border") denarii were produced on the fringes of the Empire – mainly on the Eastern borders - because of the coin shortage. They were made of zink and some other metals, and were invariably cast. It seems that the coins were official or, at least, semi-official, since they circulated alongside the official coins. They were usually molded, but sometimes was struck - like this.
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22. Celtic Alexander Tetradrachm (?)44 viewsTetradrachm, ca 2'nd century BC, Danube region.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Tripod at left.
17.25 gm., 28 mm.

In researching this coin, I found five coins which are from the same pair of dies as this one. These are the only examples of this type (tripod on reverse) that I've been able to find.

1. Palladium sale #10 (Nov. 1995), attributed to the mint at Pella and catalogued as Muller #146.

2. Palladium sale #11 (April 1996), described as "unlisted in Price, and apparently unknown before a recent hoard find. Variant of Price 633."

3. CNG sale #54, lot 99, described as a Celtic imitation of Alexander's coinage from the Danube region, ca 2'nd century BC. c.f. Goble, OTA, 566. This is the coin pictured above.

4. CNG sale #72, lot 13, described as "Celtic, Lower Danube, uncertain tribe, early 3'rd century BC . . . . Unpublished in the standard references . . . . By virtue of its style, fabric, and weight, this Alexander imitation is certainly an early issue, probably struck during the first decades of the third century BC."

5. Harlan J Berk 156th Buy or Bid Sale (Oct. 2007), lot 75, described as "Possibly unpublished . . . Somewhat unusual style on the obverse."

Five coins from the same pair or dies, five different attributions. I will agree, though, with the last statement of coin #4 above, that this appears to be an early issue. This coin is on a thick flan resembling coins minted during Alexander's lifetime and immediately thereafter and is made from good silver. There is something a bit barbaric about the style of this coin, although there are genuine Alexander coins listed and pictured in Martin J. Price's book which are more barbaric than this one. An interesting coin.
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22004 Gallienus/Hercules Antoninianus13 viewsGallienus/Hercules Antoninianus
Obv: GALLIENVS PF AVG
Bust of Gallienus, radiate, cuirassed, right
Rev: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
Hercules, standing right, holding club in right hand and lion-skin in left hand
Mint:Asia 22.2mm 4.1g
RIC V Gallienus 672
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22035 Gallienus Virtvs Avgst24 viewsGallienus/Hercules- Virtvs Avgsti
Obv:GALLIENVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed
Rev:VIRTVS AVGVSTI
Hercules standing right with lion's skin, and club resting on rock, right hand behind his back
star in right field
Mint:Antioch 21.3 mm 4.6 g
RIC V-1 (S), Asian Mint 672 var (field mark); Goebl 1616e; Sear -

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22044 Gallienus?Virtvs Avgsti7 viewsGallienus/Hercules- Virtvs Avgsti
Obv:GALLIENVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed
Rev:VIRTVS AVGVSTI
Hercules standing right with lion's skin, and club resting on rock, right hand behind his back
star in right field
Mint:Antioch 20.8mm 3.4g
RIC V-1 (S), Asian Mint 672 var (field mark); Goebl 1616e; Sear -
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221-179 BC Philip V32 viewsPhilip V AE 21

Obverse:Bearded head of Herakles wearing lion skin.
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ; Harpa in oak-wreath;monograms above and below

20.86mm 8.69gm

SNG COP 1261
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24. Seleukos I.98 viewsTetradrachm, ca 305 - 304 BC, Seleuceia ad Tigram mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram at left, ΔΙ under throne.
16.93 gm., 26 mm.
Houghton #941; ESM #4; BMC 4.1, 5.

In Eastern Seleucid Mints, E.T. Newell has this coin in Series 1, Group A. He suggests a date of 305 - 304 BC. Martin J. Price lists a coin in the name of Alexander the Great (#3784) with the exact same monograms. He suggests a date of ca 295 BC for the coin, but admits the whole attribution is very tentative.
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2421 LYDIA, Maeonia Pseudo-autonomous AE 18 under Trajan Omphale7 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2421; SNG Copenhagen 215.

Magistrate Demetrios

Obv. ΜΑΙΟΝΩΝ
Bearded head of Heracles, left

Rev. ΕΠΙ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ
Omphale wearing lion’s skin advancing r., holding club over l. shoulder

3.48 gr
18 mm
6h
okidoki
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2428 LYDIA, Maeonia, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian37 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2428; BMC Lydia pg 127 3; SNG von Aulock 3008; SNG München 299; SNG Tübingen 3718.

Obv.
Laureate head of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck.

Rev: MAIONΩN.
Bow in bow-case and club, bee in field below.

3.5 gr
14 mm
7h
okidoki
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2480 PHRYGIA, Trajanopolis, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian Nike standing5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2450; vA, Phryg., 1417-23; Tübingen: SNG 4206; Weber 7202

Obv.
Bust of Heracles, r. lion’s skin around neck

Rev. ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ
Nike standing r., holding wreath in her r. hand, palm on her l. shoulder

2.81 gr
15 mm
6h
okidoki
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249/3. Maenia - quadrans (133 BC)13 viewsAE Quadrans (Rome, 132 BC)
O/ Head of Hercules right, wearing lion's skin; 3 pellets behind.
R/ P MAE ANT M F above prow right; 3 pellets before; ROMA below.
4.65g, 19mm
Crawford 249/3 (28 specimens in Paris)
- Ex-Thersites Collection (bought on 18 April 1986)
- Roma Numismatics, e-sale 33, lot 336.

* Publius Maenius M.f. Antiaticus:

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

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

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

Eckel read ME at the end of this legend and conjectured that it might have been the first letters of an agnomen Megellus or Medulinus (V, p. 240-1), but it seems very unlikely that a moneyer could have received an agnomen so early in his career. Perhaps Eckhel could not see good examples of this type; in any case, the legend on this coin clearly reads as MF, for "Marcus filius".
Joss
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285-305 AD - MAXIMIANUS AE antoninian 23 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.A.VAL.MAXIMIANVS.AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: HERCVLI.CONSERVAT / T / XXIT (Hercules standing right, nude, holding club with lionskin on rock pile to right)
ref: RIC545, C.238
mint: Ticinum, 285-288 AD
3.43gms, 22mm
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293-305 AD - GALERIUS Caesar AE antoninianus17 viewsobv: GAL.VAL.MAXIMIANVS.NOB.CAES (radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: IOVI.ET.HERCVLI.CONS.CAES / Γ / XXI (Jupiter standing right, holding long sceptre and globe, facing Hercules standing left, holding Victory, club and lion's skin)
ref: RIC Vi 719, Cohen 127
mint: Antiochia, struck 293-295 AD
3.43gms, 22mm
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305 Diocletian 52 viewsDiocletian AE Antoninianus. Siscia? mint. IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Jupiter, half naked, standing right holding sceptre & globe, facing Hercules with lionskin, club & victory on globe, crescent & delta between, XXI in ex. RIC V 323. 3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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308. Valerian I23 viewsRIC 209 Valerian I 253-260 AD AR Antoninianus of Moesia. Radiate draped bust/Aequitas standing holding balance and cornucopia.

Publius Licinius Valerianus (ca. 200-260), known in English as Valerian, was Roman emperor from 253 to 260. His full Latin title was IMPERATOR · CAESAR · PVBLIVS · LICINIVS · VALERIANVS · PIVS FELIX · INVICTVS · AVGVSTVS — in English, "Emperor Caesar Publius Licinus Valerianus Pious Lucky Undefeated Augustus."

Unlike the majority of the usurpers of the crisis of the third century, Valerian was of a noble and traditional Senatorial family. Details of his early life are elusive, but his marriage to Egnatia Mariniana who gave him two sons: Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus and Valerianus Minor is known.

In 238 he was princeps senatus, and Gordian I negotiated through him for Senatorial acknowledgement for his claim as Emperor. In 251, when Decius revived the censorship with legislative and executive powers so extensive that it practically embraced the civil authority of the Emperor, Valerian was chosen censor by the Senate. Under Decius he was nominated governor of the Rhine provinces of Noricum and Raetia and retained the confidence of his successor, Trebonianus Gallus, who asked him for reinforcements to quell the rebellion of Aemilianus in 253. Valerian headed south, but was too late: Gallus' own troops killed him and joined Aemilianus before his arrival. The Raetian soldiers then proclaimed Valerian emperor and continued their march towards Rome. At the time of his arrival in September, Aemilianus' legions defected, killing him and proclaiming Valerian emperor. In Rome, the Senate quickly acknowledged him, not only for fear of reprisals, but also because he was one of their own.

Valerian's first act as emperor was to make his son Gallienus colleague. In the beginning of his reign the affairs in Europe went from bad to worse and the whole West fell into disorder. In the East, Antioch had fallen into the hands of a Persian vassal, Armenia was occupied by Shapur I (Sapor). Valerian and Gallienus split the problems of the Empire between the two, with the son taking the West and the father heading East to face the Persian threat.

By 257, Valerian had already recovered Antioch and returned the Syrian province to Roman control but in the following year, the Goths ravaged Asia Minor. Later in 259, he moved to Edessa, but an outbreak of plague killed a critical number of legionaries, weakening the Roman position. Valerian was then forced to seek terms with Shapur I. Sometime towards the end of 259, or at the beginning of 260, Valerian was defeated and made prisoner by the Persians (making him the only Roman Emperor taken captive). It is said that he was subjected to the greatest insults by his captors, such as being used as a human stepladder by Shapur when mounting his horse. After his death in captivity, his skin was stuffed with straw and preserved as a trophy in the chief Persian temple. Only after Persian defeat in last Persia-Roman war three and a half centuries later was his skin destroyed.
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312-280 BC39 viewsSeleukos I Nikator
Tetradrachm Ecbatana mint

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus Aetophoros on throne;ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ;monogram,anchor and forepart of horse grazing left throne; monogram under throne.

28.00mm 16.74gm

SC 204-4, SEAR 6829var
maik
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319-297 BC Kassander29 viewsMacedonia Kassander
Bronze AE 17
Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lions skin
Reverse:KASSANDROY,above and below lion seated right

17.73mm 3.36gm

SEAR 6753 SNG COP 1140
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319-297 BC Kassander29 viewsKassander Bronze
AE21

Obverse:Head of Herakles wearing lions skin.
Reverse:KASSANDROY; monogram below horseman advancing right.

21.26mm 5.92gm

SEAR 6754
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319-297 BC Kassander20 viewsKassander AE Unit

Obverse:Head of Herakles wearing lions skin.
Reverse:KASSANDPOY; horseman advancing right,monogram below.

19.11mm 5.70gm

SEAR 6754
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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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322 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Africa23 viewsReference. Rare
RIC II 322; RSC 1223; BMC 871

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. RESTITVTORI AFRICAE
Hadrian standing left, holding volumen, about to raise Africa who is kneeling right, holding grain ears and wearing elephant skin headdress; between them, two upright stalks of grain.

3.40 gr.
17 mm
6 h.
1 commentsokidoki
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322 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Africa13 viewsReference.
RIC 322e; RSC 1223; BMC 871

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right.

Rev. RESTITVTORI AFRICAE
Hadrian, togate, standing left, holding roll in left hand and extending right to raise up Africa, wearing elephant-skin headdress, holding corn-ears, kneeling right; corn-ears center

3.13
17 mm
6h
okidoki
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323-317 BC Philip III 39 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Tetradrachm Babylon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ;Zeus on throne;M left throne, LY under throne

25.93mm 17.00 g
PRICE P 181b
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323-317 BC Philip III 39 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
AE 1/4 Unit Salamis Cyprus 323-317 BC

Obverse:Head of Herakles wearing lions skin right
Reverse:Bow at bow case and club;ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ at canter;caduceus above

1.27gm 10.95mm

Price P131; rare
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323-317 BC Philip III 36 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Tetradrachm Babylon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:FILIPPOY BASILEOS;Zeus on throne;M left throne, LY under throne

25.24mm 17.12gm

Price P181b
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323-317 BC Philip III16 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Drachm Colophon

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne;ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ;Monogram at left field

17.57mm 4.17gm


PRICE P 46c
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323-317 BC Philip III Aridaios 15 viewsPhilip III Aridaios
Drachm Colophon

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

16.41mm 4.03g
PRICE P 46c
maik
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3233 CILICIA, Seleucia ad Calycadnum Hadrian Ae 27 Heracles standing28 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3233; SNG France 968

Issue Year 20 (K)

Obv. ΤΟ Κ ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC ΣΕΒ Π
Laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., with paludamentum, seen from rear.
Countermark ?

Rev. ϹΕΛΕΥΚΕΩΝ ΤΩ ΠΡ ΚΑΛΥ ΤΗϹ ΙΕΡ, ΚΑΙ ΑϹ ΑΥΤ (in field r.)
Heracles, wearing short chiton, standing, facing, head l., resting on club and lion’s skin.

14.22 gr
27 mm
6h
okidoki
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324-323 BC, Alexander the great, AR Didrachm 18mm 8.18 g 3h95 viewsBabylon mint,head of Herakles right,wearing lion skin.Rev Zeus Aetophoros seated left,M in left field,.Struck under Stamenes or Archon circa 324/3 BC very rare.
From the last issue of Alexanders lifetime coinage in the city where he died,contemporary with his dekadrachm issue.
1 commentsGrant H
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34. Baktria: Euthydemos II.92 viewsTetradrachm, ca 190-170 BC.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Euthydemos II.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ / Herakles standing, holding wreath, club, and lion's skin. PK monogram at left.
16.90 gm., 30 cm.
Sear #7536; Bepearachchi Serie 1C.
2 commentsCallimachus
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359-336 BC Philip II 21 viewsPhilip II
Bronze AE Quarter Unit

Obverse:Head of Herakles left wearing lions skin
Reverse:FILIPPOY; up and down of thunderbolt

10.88mm 1.79gm

SNG Alpha Bank 412, SNG ANS 994 , SNG COP 621
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359-336 BC Philip II27 viewsPhilip II
Bronze AE Quarter Unit

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lions skin
Reverse:FILIPPOY up and down of club;M below

10.00mm 1.30gm


SNG Cop 620, SNG Alpha bank 446
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359-336 BC Philip II26 viewsPhilip II

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin
Reverse:FILIPPOY;Club at center,M below

11.10mm 1.04gm

SNG Cop 618
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359-336 BC Philip II20 viewsPhilip II

Obverse:Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin
Reverse:ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ;Club at center,M below

11.87mm 1.07gm

SNG Cop 618
maik
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363/1d L. Censorinus Denarius37 viewsL Censorinus Denarius. 82 BC. Rome Mint. (3.75g, 18.4mm, 3h). Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right. Rev: L CENSOR, the satyr, Marsyas, standing left with wineskin over shoulder; behind him, column surmounted by draped figure (Minerva?). Marcia 24. Sear 5, 284. Syd 737. Cr363/1d. Ex Warren Esty.

Alluding to Marsyas’ musical challenge to Apollo. Marsyas lost the contest, judged by the Muses, and Apollo flayed him alive for presuming to challenge a god. I love the mythical basis of this type.
1 commentsLucas H
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389-369 BC 45 viewsAmyntas III
AE15

Obverse:Head of Herakles wearing lion skin
Reverse:ΑΜΥΝΤΑ; Eagle right, serpent in its claws, bending down to devour it.

15.70mm 3.63gm

Sear 1512
maik
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393-369 BC Amyntas III45 viewsAmyntas III
AR Diobol

Obverse:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Reverse:Eagle standing left, head turned

9.32mm 1.27gm

SNG Cop 515
maik
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4) Cleopatra Tetradrachm of Alexandria62 viewsThis coin was issued in the first year of Cleopatra's reign, which would place it around 50 B.C. while she was was still in a relationship with Julius Caesar. Twenty years later, she and Antony would commit suicide after their defeat at Actium, ending the reign of the Pharaohs of Egypt.

Silver tetradrachm, Svoronos 1817 (Ptolemaios XIII); SNG Cop 398; Cohen DCA 70; BMC Ptolemies p. 1817, 2 (Ptolemaios XIII); Noeske 363; Hosking 129; SNG Milan -, gVF, toned, Paphos mint, weight 9.476g, maximum diameter 25.6mm, die axis 0o, 51 - 50; obverse diademed bust right (feminized bust of Ptolemy I or Cleopatra?), wearing aegis; reverse PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings closed, palm behind over right wing, LB (year 2) over crown of Isis left, PA right

Purchased from FORVM
RM0010
1 commentsSosius
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4021 JUDAEA, Gaza. Hadrian AE 19 130-31 AD Heracles standing10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4021;

Issue Year 2 = 191

Obv. Α ΚΑ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝ СƐ
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. ΓΑΖΑ Β ΕΠΙ
Heracles standing r., with club and lion-skin; to l., מ

6.15 gr
19 mm
12h
okidoki
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4026 JUDAEA, Gaza. Hadrian AE 18 131-32 AD Heracles24 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4026; BMC Palestine, 46; Rosenberger 53; SNG ANS 921

Issue Year 3 = 192

Obv: AK ATΡA AΔΡIAN CE
laureate head right.

Rev: ΓΑΖΑ Γ (GAZA G) EΠI BYΡ
Heracles standing facing, head left, leaning on club, holding lion skin; Marnas symbol to left.

5.97 gr
18 mm
12h
okidoki
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4031 JUDAEA, Gaza Hadrian AE 21 132-33 AD Heracles standing13 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4031; Sofaer 73

Issue Year 4 = 193

Obv. Α ΚΑ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝ СƐ
Laureate head of Hadrian, right with slight drapery

Rev. ΓΑΖΑ Δ ΕΠΙ ΓЧΡ
Heracles standing r., with club and lion-skin; to l., מ

4.16 gr
17 mm
12h

Note.
From the François Righetti Collection.

Hadrian visited Gaza more than once, and it was upon such a visit in AD 128 that an additional reckoning date, that of the επιδημία (imperial visit), was added. During one of his trips the great temple of Zeus-Marnas may have been founded, as it first appears on the coins of Hadrian.
okidoki
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41 Galerius as Caesar: Antioch antoninianus.16 viewsAntoninianus, 293 - 295 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES / Radiate bust of Galerius.
Reverse: IOVI ET HERCVLI CONS CAES / Jupiter and Hercules standing face to face, Jupiter holding globe and sceptre; Hercules holding Victory, club, and lion's skin. Γ between them; XXI . in exergue.
4.68 gm., 23 mm.
RIC #719; Sear #14297.

True antoniniani of Galerius and Constantius I -- with XXI in the exergue instead of a mint mark as found on "post-reform" radiates -- are fairly scarce because within about two years of their appointment as Caesars, Diocletian inaugerated his coinage reform which did away with the antoninianus.
Callimachus
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47-46 BC Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius Scipio68 viewsQ METEL SCIPIO IMP
head of Africa right, laur. and clad in elephant's skin, corn-ear before, plough below

EPPIVS LEG F C

Naked Hercules standing facing right, hand on hip resting on club set on rock

North Africa
47-46 BC

Sear 1380/1

Born Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica. He was adopted by his uncle by marriage and father's second cousin Quintus Caecilius Metellus Pius. He married Aemilia Lepida, daughter of Mamercus Aemilius Lepidus Livianus (son of the Censor Marcus Livius Drusus and wife Cornelia Scipio and adopted by Mamercus Aemilius Lepidus) and wife Claudia (sister of Appius Claudius Pulcher (Senior)), and was the father in law of Pompey the Great, married to his daughter Cornelia Metella, called Quinta Pompeia for being his fifth wife.

He was Tribune in 59 BC and became Consul with Pompey the Great in 52 BC. During Caesar's civil war, he served the party of Pompey and fought against Caesar and Marcus Antonius. In 49 BC he was sent as Proconsul to Syria and the following year he took part in the Battle of Pharsalus, where he commanded the center of the Republican battleline. After Pharsalus he fled to Africa were he commanded an army with Cato the Younger, losing in the Battle of Thapsus. After the defeat he tried to escape but was cornered by the fleet of Publius Sittius when he wrecked the ship as he tried to escape to the Iberian Peninsula, to continue to fight from there. He committed suicide by stabbing himself so he would not fall at the hands of his enemies.

SOLD to Calgary Coin June 2017
1 commentsJay GT4
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61 Constantius I as Caesar: Antioch antoninianus.12 viewsAntoninianus, 293 - 295 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES / Radiate bust of Constantius.
Reverse: IOVI ET HERCVLI CONS CAES / Jupiter and Hercules standing face to face, Jupiter holding globe and sceptre; Hercules holding Victory, club, and lion's skin. S between them; XXI in exergue.
4.35 gm., 22 mm.
RIC #673; Sear #13985.

True antoniniani of Galerius and Constantius I -- with XXI in the exergue instead of a mint mark as found on "post-reform" radiates -- are fairly scarce because within about two years of their appointment as Caesars, Diocletian inaugerated his coinage reform which did away with the antoninianus.
Callimachus
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7268 Prusias II, 185-149 BC34 viewsBronze Æ18, 18.7mm, 3.85g, VF
Head Dionysos right wreathed with ivy / [BA]ΣIΛEΩΣ [Π]POYΣIOY Herakles standing left, naked, holding club and lion's skin. Medium green patina as shown, and coin looks great in-hand.
Ex: Tom Vossen
Sear 7268; BMC Pontus, pg 210, #6; SNG Cop 631; SNG von Aulock 258
Lawrence Woolslayer
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7268 Prusias II, 185-149 BC52 viewsBronze Æ18, 16.6mm, 3.99g, gF
Head Dionysos right wreathed with ivy / BAΣIΛEΩ[Σ] ΠPOYΣ[IOY] Herakles naked left holding club and lion's skin. Dark brown patina: photo greatly lightened.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins; Lodge Antiquities
Sear 7268; BMC Pontus, pg 210, #7
Lawrence Woolslayer
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79 BC L Papius Serrated denarius51 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right clad in goat's skin control symbal behind (bakers shovel), bead and reel in border

L PAPI
Gryphon leaping right control symbol (bakers oven) below, bead and reel border

trade guild: cooks and bakers

3.75g

Rome
79 BC

Sear 311 RRC 89

ex-ANE

Plate coin 89:www.bonannocoins.com/l_papius/l_papius_db.php

SOLD to Calgary Coin June 2017
1 commentsJay GT4
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79 BC L Papius Serrated denarius76 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right clad in goat's skin control symbal behind (half of fat fish), bead and reel in border

L PAPI
Gryphon leaping right control symbol (fish) below, bead and reel border

trade guild: fishmongers

3.91g

Rome
79 BC

Sear 311 RRC 39

ex-ANE

To see the amazing variety of control marks on this series: www.bonannocoins.com/l_papius/l_papius_db.php

SOLD to Calgary Coin June 2017
2 commentsJay GT4
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79 BC L Papius Serrated denarius54 viewsHead of Juno Sospita right clad in goat's skin control symbal behind (base of column), bead and reel in border

L PAPI
Gryphon leaping right control symbol (Corinthian capital) below, bead and reel border

Trade guild: Builders

3.9g

Rome
79 BC

Sear 311 RRC 89

Ex-Calgary Coin

To see the amazing variety of control marks on this series:
www.bonannocoins.com/l_papius/l_papius_db.php

SOLD to Calgary Coin June 2017
1 commentsJay GT4
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840 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 134-38 AD Africa19 viewsReference.
RIC 840; C.142; Strack 709

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped, right.

Rev. AFRICA S C
Africa, draped, wearing elephant-skin headdress, reclining left, resting left arm on rock, holding scorpion in right hand and cornucopiae in left; basket of corn-ears and poppy front.

23.30 gr
32mm
12h

Note.
From the E.E. Clain Stefanelli collection
okidoki
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9. Juno Sospita, goddess of Lavunium62 viewsÆ Sestertius, 28,89g, Ø 31mm, 12h, minted AD 140, Rome
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III, laurate head right
Rev.: IVNONI SISPITAE around, S C in field, Juno Sospita with goat skin head dress, advancing right preceded by snake, brandishing javelin and holding shield, pinched in the middle.
RIC 608 (scarse); BMCRE 1248; Cohen 473; Foss 56

This issue is part of a series of coins struck between 140 and 144 figuring scenes from ancient Roman legends. Juno Sospita was the godess of Lanuvium, the birthplace of Pius, and one of the most ancient figures in the Roman pantheon.
1 commentsCharles S
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90. Koinon of Macedonia.24 viewsAE 25, ca mid 3'rd century AD, Beroea.
Obverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ / Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: KOINON MAKEΔONΩN NEΩ / Horseman galloping right, holding spear, mantle waving behind.
12.72 gm., 25 mm.
Moushmov #7223.

Minted some 550+ years after his death, The portrait of Alexander on this coin was obviously copied from Alexander's own coinage.
Callimachus
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98-117 AD Trajan Denarius Hercules168 viewsIMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right
P M TR P COS IIII P P, statue of Hercules holding club and lion skin, set on low base; mint luster, light toning,

Rome mint, 101-102 A.D, 3.54g, 18.6mm, 180o Reference:RIC 49, RSC 234, BMC 86.
exceptionally well struck reverse for the issue. Ex-Forum
1 commentsjimwho523
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AE 16, Herakles Hoplophylax right/ CMVPNA/IΩN, River-god recumbent left7 viewsIonia, Smyrna, 2nd Century A.D. Bronze AE 16, BMC Ionia p. 260, 207; SNG Cop 1261, VF, weight 2.407g, maximum diameter 15.6mm, die axis 180o, obverse ΟΠΛΟΦΥΛΑZ, bearded head of Herakles Hoplophylax right, lion-skin knotted around neck; reverse CMVPNA/IΩN, River-god recumbent left, holding reed, left elbow on vase from which stream flow, within which two fishes right; Although there was great disagreement in the ancient world about the identity of Homer's parents, the residents of Smyrna believed that Homer was the son of Meles, the river flowing through their city, and the nymph Kritheïs. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Aeolis, Temnos34 viewsAR Tetradrachm (38mm, 16.86g)
c. 188-170 BC
In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon

O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

R: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monograms above knee; oinochoe beneath vine tendril at feet
Salaethus
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Aeolis, Temnos: Magistrates Echenikos and Geitas (ca. 150-143 BCE) AR Tetradrachm (Price 1690)22 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, EXENI/KOΣ in two lines above oinochoe within vine tendril; ΓEI/TAΣ in two lines below throne
Quant.Geek
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Africa463 viewsSeptimius Severus Denarius
Obv:– SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– AFRICA, Africa, wearing elephant-skin head-dress, reclining left with scorpion & cornucopiae; basket of heads of grain (called corn ears in the UK) before
References:– VM 8/2, RIC 254, RCV02 6261, RSC 31

Personification of North Africa
maridvnvm
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Agyrium, Sicily, AE3 350-300 BC29 viewsSicily, Agyrium
AE 16
Agyrium, 350-300 BC
Youthful head of Heracles l., wearing lion's skin
Man-headed, bearded forepart of bull (river god Palangkaios) l., between legs, P
BMC Sicily 4, Calciati III 125 10/11
Ardatirion
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AHG 562 . The Antioch Hoard of Gallienus . Claudius II Gothicus , September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.23 viewsClaudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.
Silvered antoninianus . 3.630g, 21.1mm, 0o, Antioch mint, 268 - 269 A.D
Obverse : IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind
Reverse : IVVENTVS AVG, Hercules standing slightly right, head left, nude, resting right on grounded club, lion skin in right, “D” in ex
RIC V 213, Cohen 137, SRCV III 11344 var, AHG 562 (this coin)
From the Antioch Hoard of Gallienus . Ex Forum
Vladislav D
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Aiolis, Aigai, Claudius, RPC 2429350 viewsClaudius, AD 41-54
AE 20, 5.04g
struck under magistrate Apollodoros Po.
obv. TI KLAVDIOC KAICAR CEBACTOC
Head, laureate, r.
re. EPI APOLLODWROV PO VIOV XALEOV TO B
cult-statue of Apollo Chresterios r.
RPC 2429
rare, F+

At the time of Britannicus there was a magistrate Chaleos. Apollodoros seems to be his son. Aigai was the centre of the worshipping of Apollo Chresterios, meaning the foresayer, the prophet. It is known from an inscription that the inhabitants of Istros about 250 BC have sent a delegation to Aigai asking wether the oracle would tolerate the introducing of Serapis to Istros.
Jochen
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Aitolian League 7 viewsAitolian League Æ20. Circa 205-150 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / Herakles to front holding club and lion’s skin. Tsangari, cf. 1446. 6.23,ecoli
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AKARNANIA, FEDERAL COINAGE AE2022 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Herakles r., wearing lion's skin headdress
REVERSE: Head of the river god Archelous r.; monogram behind
Struck at Leukas 200-167 BC
4.6g, 20 mm
BCD Akarnania 33.5
Legatus
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Alexander I Balas 7 views
SELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Alexander I Balas. 152-145 BC. Æ (19mm, 6.23 g, 12h). Antioch on the Orontes mint. Head of Alexander I right, wearing lion skin headdress / Apollo standing left, holding arrow and grounded bow SC 1795.2; HGC 9, 901.
ecoli
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Alexander I Balas 150-145 B.C.12 viewsAlexander I Balas 150-145 BC. Ae 17.1~17.9mm. 6.51g. Obv: Head of Alexander I right, as Alexander the Great, wearing lionskin headdress, dotted border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, holding arrow in outstretched right hand, and bow in left.ddwau
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Alexander I Balas 150-145 B.C.18 viewsAlexander I Balas 150-145 BC. (Double struck coin). Ae 19.1~20.6mm. 5.18g. Obv: Head of Alexander I right, as Alexander the Great, wearing lionskin headdress, dotted border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, holding arrow in outstretched right hand, and bow in left. Hoover 901; SC 1795 and 1805.ddwau
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Alexander I Theopator Eurgetes, or Balas ("Lord"), Emperor of the Seleukid Empire 150-145 BC.15 viewsAlexander I Balas 150-145 BC. Ae 19.5 - 20.7mm. Weight 7.23g. Obv: Head of Alexander I right, wearing lionskin headdress. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, holding arrow in outstretched right hand, and bow in left. Trident in left field, ΠΑΡ monogram right. BMC 49; Hoover 901.ddwau
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Alexander III61 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lions skin / ALEXANDROU, bow case above, club of Herakles below.Tkonnova
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Alexander III31 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 BC
Bronze Hemitetartemorio Cyprus

Obverse:Head of Alexander the great as Herakles,wearing lions skin
Reverse:Club and quiver between ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ

10.88mm 1.45gm



PRICE bronze
maik
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Alexander III45 viewsAlexander the great
AE17 336-323 BC
Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lion's skin
Reverse:Club and quiver between ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ;A below

16.52mm 6.04gm

Price 332
maik
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Alexander III 88 viewsAlexander the Great 328-320 b.c
Tetradrachm
ARADOS

Obverse:Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus Aetophoros on throne;ALEXANDROU BASILEOS;caduceus left throne,AP under

26.95mm 16.81g
PRICE:3332

Why it is here?I don't like it

I bought it (2005) as original 300euro from not blacklisted seller.
1 commentsmaik
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Alexander III38 viewsAlexander the Great
Cast fake Tetradrachm

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne holding eagle; ALEXANDROY BASILEOS;symbol under and left throne

26.03mm 13.80gm (Under weight) and very soft metal

MODERN CAST FAKE

I bought it as is 24$ at ebay from fake listed seller
maik
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Alexander III26 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 BC
Amathus Cyprus 325-323 BC

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin.
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club;ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;Eagle flying left below

15.41mm 5.08gm

Price 3090, Tziampazis 39/12
maik
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Alexander III28 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 b.c
AE 17 After 336 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club;Β-Α at center

17.28mm 5.17gm
maik
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Alexander III23 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 b.c
AE 17 After 336 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club; B-A at center

17.00mm 4.84gm
maik
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Alexander III31 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 b.c
AE 17 After 325-310 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club;B-A at center;Ivy leaf? at lower field

17.40mm 5.24gm

Price 383


maik
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Alexander III24 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 b.c
AE 17 325-310 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club; B-A at center; Thunderbolt in lower field

17.72mm 4.99gm

Price 376e
maik
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Alexander III28 viewsAlexander the great
AE 18 After 336 BC

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Bow in bow-case and club;B-A at center

17.98mm 6.31gm
maik
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Alexander III35 viewsAlexander the great
AE 17 336-323 BC

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lion's skin
Reverse:Club and quiver between ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;Δ in upper field;ivy lief? below

16.70mm 6.00gm

Price 283b
maik
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Alexander III35 viewsAlexander III the Great 356 b.c
Bronze Macedonia 336-323 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander the Great as Herakles wearing lions skin.
Reverse:Bow in bow-case,club;ALEXANDROU at center;PI in upper field

16.73mm 5.75gm

Price 310 (Drama hoard) ; Sear 6739
maik
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Alexander III555 viewsAlexander III AR Tetradrachm. ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Kassander, circa 316-314 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; shield in left field, pellet-in-Π below throne. 17.1 g.

Price 136; Troxell, Studies, issue L8.

Thanks for the atribution Lloyd!


Most lifetime issues of Alexander the Great were usualy bulky/thick, which did not alow for the entire design of the die to imprint on the coin. IMO looked better then the wide thin flan. (edit: though this one is Struck under Kassander)

The coin was hand stuck with a die/avil. Dies were usually made of Bronze because it was sofeter and easier to work with then iron, (though some were made of iron as well) then the was anealed to make it stronger and less brittle.

The planchets were made by pouring molten metal into a mold and saved until needed. When it was ready to be used, they heated it just below melting point and placed it between the dies and the punch die was struck with a hammer.


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"Building upon his father's success in Greece, Alexander III (Alexander the Great, reigned 336-323 BC) set about the conquest of the Achaemenid Persian Empire. By the time of his death at the age of 31, he ruled most of the known world from Greece to Afghanistan. Initially Alexander continued to mint Philip's gold and silver coins. Soon, however, the need for a silver coinage that could be widely used in Greece caused him to begin a new coinage on the Athenian weight-standard. His new silver coins, with the head of Herakles on one side and a seated figure of Zeus on the other, also became one of the staple coinages of the Greek world. They were widely imitated within the empire he had forged."

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"......Alexander seems to have liked Amphipolis, because one of his last plans was to spend no less than 315 ton silver for a splendid new temple in the city that was to be dedicated to Artemis Tauropolus. It was never built, but after Alexander's death on 11 June 323 in Babylon, his wife queen Roxane settled in Amphipolis, which appears to have become one of the residences of the Macedonian royals. In 179, king Philip V died in the town."


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Amphipolis , ancient city of Macedonia, on the Strymon (Struma) River near the sea and NE of later Thessaloníki. The place was known as Ennea Hodoi [nine ways] before it was settled and was of interest because of the gold and silver and timber of Mt. Pangaeus (Pangaion), to which it gave access. Athenian colonists were driven out (c.464 BC) by Thracians, but a colony was established in 437 BC Amphipolis became one of the major Greek cities on the N Aegean. This colony was captured by Sparta, and Brasidas and Cleon were both killed in a battle there in 422 BC After it was returned to Athens in 421 BC, it actually had virtual independence until captured (357 BC) by Philip II of Macedon. He had promised to restore it to Athens, and his retention of Amphipolis was a major cause of the war with Athens. In 148 BC it became the capital of the Roman province of Macedonia. Paul, Silas, and Timothy passed through Amphipolis (Acts 17.1). Nearby is the modern Greek village of Amfípolis."

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"A quick look at the WildWinds database( http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/macedonia/kings/alexander_III/t.html ) indicates that the style and monograms are consistent with an Amphipolis issue, with perhaps a little less care than usual in the engraving of the reverse. The closest I could locate with a quick look is Price 133 (variant), although yours appears to have a shield rather than dolphin in the left field reverse."
16 commentsrandy h2
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Alexander III40 viewsAlexander the Great
Amphipolis 336 BC 1/2 Unit

Obverse:Head of Alexander the great as Herakles wearing lion's skin
Reverse:ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;Eagle standing right on thunderbolt;A at left

3.59gm 16mm

Price 160
maik
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Alexander III155 viewsNew photo.

http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-40517


Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Kassander, circa 316-314 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; shield in left field, pellet-in-Π below throne.

Price 136; Troxell, Studies, issue L8.

Thanks for the atribution Lloyd!
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Alexander III21 views17 mm e 5,2 g.
Herakles head in lionskin headdress
ALEXANDROU,
bow and bowcase above, club and sideways.
1 commentsxokleng
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Alexander III12 viewsAR Obol (8mm, 0.48 g, 11h). ‘Babylon’ mint. Struck circa 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; uncertain letter in left field, monogram below throne. Cf. Price 3606.TLP
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Alexander III11 viewsAlexander III AR drachm.
Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress /
Zeus seated left with eagle & sceptre.
xokleng
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Alexander III 'The Great'38 viewsKingdom of Macedon
Alexander III 'The Great' (336-323 BCE)
AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.75g)
Amphipolis mint c. 336-323 BCE
Lifetime issue

O: Head of Herakles right wearing lion's skin

R: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; dolphin in left field

Price 73; Müller 539
Salaethus
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Alexander III 'the Great' Æ1820 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323).

Macedonian mint. 336-323 BC.

18mm., 5.6g.

Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.

AΛEΞANΔPOY. Club and quiver. YE monogram in exergue

References: Price 2552

AADP
RL
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Alexander III 'The Great', Price 2800, 323-310 BC, Western Asia Minor5 viewsHead of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion skin headdress. Quiver, bow, and club, torch below.

BASILEWS
King
Jonathan N
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Alexander III "The Great" 29 viewsLIFETIME ISSUE
Macedonian Empire
AR-Drachm;Abydus Mint; 328-323 BC
Obv: Head of young Herakles facing right,wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ at right;-Zeus enthroned,Legs apart,Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter,
Pegasus forepart in field left, ΑΞ monogram below throne.
Size:17mm;4.15gms
Ref: Price 1502
2 commentsbrian l
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Alexander III "the Great"57 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Tetradrachm
17.0 gm, 27 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion skin headdress tied at neck
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter, monogram left;
BAΣIΛEΩΣ left, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Macedonian (Amphipolis) mint,
323-320 B.C.
Price 121
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander III 'The Great' | Zeus - Macedonian Kingdom, AR Drachm, 337 to 323 BC.79 views
Alexander III 'The Great' | Zeus - Silver drachm

Obv: Head of Alexander in guise of Herakles, wearing lion-skin headdress, right-facing.
Rev: Zeus enthroned, nude to waste, left-facing, holding and gazing at eagle in outstretched right hand, scepter in raised left hand; monogram TI before the god, below the eagle - second eagle below the monogram(?): [A]LEXANDROY down-vertical in right field.

Exergue: None.

Mint: Sardis
Struck: 310-301 BC. (Posthumous issue)

Size: 14.9 x 15.9 mm.
Weight: 4.27 grams.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Quite fine. Beautiful, bright, clear, lustrous with subtle but distinctive toning. Nicely centered, well struck with excellent images, legend and monogram, in fine relief.

Refs:*
Müller 186.
Reference: Price - 2617
Tiathena
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Alexander III ("The Great")33 viewsAlexander III. 325-310 AD. Macedonian mint. Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin / Club above bowcase. BA in centre with thunderbolt between the letters. Britanikus
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Alexander III (359-336). AR Drachm, Miletos c. 325-323.10 views Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin / Zeus Atophoros seated l.; thunderbolt in l. field, monogram below throne. Price 2088. Britanikus
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Alexander III , Price 3229-S49 views'Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Myriandros mint. Struck 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right in lionskin / Zeus seated left with eagle & scepter; BAI monogram left, MI monogram under throne. Müller 1302. Price 3229.


jdholds
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Alexander III - AE 197 viewsMiletos ?
323-319 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin righ
bow in quiver and club
AΛEΞANΔPOY
?
Price 2102?
7,10g
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AE 196 viewsAsia Minor
323-310 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
bow in quiver and club; torch
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Price 2800
5,38g

countermark
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR drachm70 viewsPhilip III in the name of Alexander III
Kolophon
322-319 BC
head of young Heracles in lion's skin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, barleycorn under throne, spear-spike right
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 1751
3,86 g 17,5-16,5 mm
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR drachm15 viewsmint ?
323-200 BC ?
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
countermark: Kalchedon ? - head of Demeter ?, bee below, (KA) right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
AΛEΞANΔPOY
zum Gegenstempel vgl. Price, Alexander, S. 69
probably same as: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-10207
ex Sol numismatic
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR Drachm6 viewsstruck by Antigones I
Lampsakos
c. 310-301 BC
head of young Heracles in lion's skin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, forepart of pegasus left in the left field
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(NO)
Price 1382; Müller 612
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR drachm11 viewsChios
c. 290-275 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; grape bunch
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(ΠYPΦ)
Price 2322; HGC 6, 1134
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR obol4 viewsuncertain mint
325-300? BC
head of young Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle
AΛEΞANΔPOY
ex araich
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm13 viewsunder Stamenes or Archon
Babylon
324-323 BC
head of young Herakles right wearing lion's skin
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; kerykeion in left field
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(HΦΛ) / M
Price 3627
ex Künker

After Mazaeus died in 328 B.C., Alexander appointed Stamenes as satrap of Babylon. Little is known about him, other than he probably died of natural causes around 323 B.C. when Archon of Pella replaced him. Perdiccas suspected Archon of colluding in the theft of Alexander's corpse and, in 321 B.C., sent Dokimos to replace him. Archon was defeated and died from battle wounds."
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm9 viewsstruck under Antipater
Amphipolis
c. 325 - 323/322 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; cock left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 79; Troxell, Studies, Issue E3
ex Roma Numismatics
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm22 viewsAlabanda
169 - 168 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; Pegasos left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
E
Price 2464
ex Roma Numismatics
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm4 viewsstruck under Balakros

Tarsos
327-323 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, plow left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
· / Θ
Price 3019; vgl. SNG Oxford 2891; SNG München 10/11, 697
ex Gitbud and Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm7 viewsstruck by Peithon in the name of Alexander III
Babylon
315-311 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
monogram in wreath: (HYP); monogram under throne: (XA)
AΛEΞANΔPOY
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Price 3723
17,10g

ex Gitbud-Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm6 viewsstruck by Kassander in the name of Alexander III

Pella
317-314 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
boeotian shield left; snake under the throne
AΛEΞANΔPOY
Price 249; SNG Copenhagen 728. Muller 754
17,19g

ex CNG
ex Aurea auction 49
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm5 viewsPerge
200 - 199 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle;
AΛEΞANΔPOY
KB
Price 2936
ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm4 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 - AR tetradrachm19 viewsTemnos
c. 188-170 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; oinochoe within vine tendril left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
(ΠA) E
Price 1676; Müller 956
16,20g
ex Dionysos
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander III - Philip III74 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III - Philip III
AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.13g)
Circa 324/3-320 BC
Arados mint. Struck under Menes or Laomedon.

O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin

R: AΛEΞANΔPOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monogram below throne

Price 3309; Duyrat group IV, series 1.
Salaethus
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Alexander III - Tarsos79 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right wearing lionskin headdress
Rev: ALEXANDROU between club above, quiver and bow below. No symbols
Size: 17 mm, 5,47 g
Mint: Tarsos, 323-317 BC
Ref: Likely Price 3056
Notes: Discussion on this coin at http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=91693.msg569052#new
2 commentsickster
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Alexander III - tetradrachm, Amphipolis48 viewsAlexander III "the Great", AR tetradrachm, struck under Kassander, Philip IV or Alexander (son of Kassander), 315-294 BC, 17.15 g; Obv: head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin; Rev: ALEXANDROY;, Zeus Atephoros seated left, holding sceptre and eagle; in left field, Lambda above torch, below throne, M above star.
Price 481
Bartosz Awianowicz
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Alexander III 336 - 323 B.C.20 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, the Great, 336 - 323 B.C. Ae 11.7~12.1mm. 1.67g. Obv: Herakles head in lionskin headdress. Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOY, bow and bowcase above, club and monogram below.ddwau
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Alexander III AR Drachm34 viewsObv: Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing lion-skin knotted at base of neck.
Rev: ALEXANDROU - Zeus seated left, N before, and B below throne.
Year: 310-301 BC
Mint: Colophon
Weight: 4.20g
Cat #: Muller.1335, Price.1800
oa
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Alexander III AR Drachm 118 viewsKings of Macedon Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC

Head of Herakles in lion skin facing right

AΛEΞANΔPOY in right field, Zeus enthroned facing left holding eagle and sceptre; double-head (bipennis) axe beneath throne, circled ΠPYA monogram in left field.

Price 2148; Thompson DM 260; Newell 49.

3.97g

Struck under Demetrios Poliorketes ca. 300-294 BC at Ionia, Miletos Mint.

Some encrustations remain around Zeus

Sold Forum Auction May 2019
2 commentsJay GT4
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ALEXANDER III AR Drachm Price 1505, Zeus46 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress
REV: ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Forepart of Pegasos left in left field, X on W monogram beneath throne.


Minted at Abydos, 325-323 BC
Legatus
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Alexander III AR Drachm, King of Macedon 336-323 BC. 25 views14x15 mm , 3,3 g
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre. _e23sold
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander III AR Drachm, Teos Mint, 310-301 BC40 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles in lionskin headdress
REV: Zeus seated left with right knee raised, holding eagle in right hand and sceptre in left. ALEXANDROU written vertically to right of sceptre. Monograms HDelta in left field below eagle and O looped inside the letter PI below the throne.

Price 2290 (courtesy lloyd T and altamura). The mintmark below the throne also bears some similarity to Price 2292 in which the "o" is fully separate from the PI. Added to the Wildwinds database.

diam 17 mm, wt 4.00 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander III AR Hemiobol25 viewsKingdom of Macedon, Alexander III 'the Great' AR Hemiobol. Uncertain Eastern mint, circa 325-300 BC. 0.56g, 9mm
O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
R: Bow, quiver and club; monogram in field.
- Cf. Price 4013-4014.
Nemonater
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm68 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right in lion's skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, monogram and aplustre; beneath throne, amphora; in right field, inscription ALEXANDROU.
Mint: Amphipolis
Date: 315 - 294 BC
Weight: 17.00g
Ref: Price 4680
1 commentsoa
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm38 viewsObv: Head of Heracles facing right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle.
Mint: Myriandrus
Date: 325-323 BC
Weight: 17.1g
Ref: Price 3223
oa
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. 14 viewsAlexander III AR Tetradrachm. Uncertain Greek mint.
Struck 310-275 BC. Head of Herakles right in lionskin
/ Zeus seated left with eagle & scepter. Coin #609
cars100
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Alexander III Drachm94 viewsOBV: Herakles' head right, clad in lion-skin head-dress.
REV: "ALEXANDROU", Zeus enthroned left, eagle in
extended right, scepter in left, "MU" monogram
within wreath left, head wearing Phrygian hat
below throne.

Price 1565
posthumous, c. 310 - 297 B.C.
4.24gm 17.1mm

7 commentsgoldenancients
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Alexander III Drachm 336-323bc153 viewsAlexander III Drachm 336-323bc - Obv. Head of young Herakles in lion skin, right. Rev. Zeus on throne holding scepter and eagle, in left field forepart of Pegasus. 18mm 4.1gm
Lampsacus Mint
4 commentsAdrian S
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Alexander III Hemiobol24 viewsHead of Alexander as Herakles right, in lion skin headdress,

AΛEΞANΔPOY, Club and bow in case.

Help required with reference.
Will Hooton
Clipboard01.jpg
Alexander III Hemiobol27 viewsead of Alexander as Herakles right, in lion skin headdress,

AΛEΞANΔPOY, Club and bow in case.

Help required with reference.
Will Hooton
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Alexander III Lifetime Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- 332-326 BC56 views17.08 g, 24 mm, 220°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm; Old Cabinet Toning
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Struck Under Antipater
Price 36; Troxell, Studies, Group C1

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (Of Alexander). Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff. Caduceus with Fillets in Left Field.
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Alexander III of Macedon AE18 336-323 BC50 viewsAlexander III bronze unit, 4.8 gms.
OBV: Head of Herakles with lionskin headdress
REV: Bow and quiver above and left-facing club below. ALEXANDROY in between.
EXERGUE: Delta in field above the quiver and bow. Below the club is a a trident. Both marks are weak and partially obscured.
Price 280 ( courtesy, Reid Goldsborough)
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Alexander III of Macedon AR Tetradrachm ca 310 BC64 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles with lionskin headdress
REV: Zeus Ateophotos seated left holding eagle and scepter, ALEXANDROY vertical to right of scepter. Obscure date or mintmark under eagle.

The style of the coin strongly suggests the Ake mint (possibly Price 3301 or similar) with bellcovers on the throne legs and the slanted footstool on which Zeus rests his feet. The posture and arrangement of his robes also was typical of Ake tetradrachmae in the decade following Alexander's death in 323 BC. The weight of Ake tetradrachms is almost uniformly 17.1 gm ( Newell: The Dated Alexander Coinage of Sidon and Ake) corresponding exactly to this coin.

Bought at the Baltimore coin show 2010

Diam 26 mm, wt 17.1 gm
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Alexander III of Macedon Babylon Mint, 315-311 BC42 viewsTetradrachm minted in Babylon, probably under Peithon.
Head of Herakles in Lionskin Headdress/ Zeus Aetophoros on Reverse, MTP in wreath in left field, PiDT monogram in circle below throne. BASILEUW below, ALEXANDROY to right.

Price 3733 (ref.Wildwinds), 16.6 grms
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Alexander III of Macedon Drachm Colophon (uncertain) 319 B.C. To 310 B.C.14 viewsHead of beardless Heracles right wearing lion skin headdress
Zeus seated on stool-throne left, eagle on outstretched right hand, sceptre in left hand ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ

Price 1783
Britanikus
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Alexander III of Macedon, 336-323 BC - Signed Die9 viewsAR Drachm (16mm, 4.26 g)
Grade Ch VF*; Strike 5/5; Surface 4/5: Price 2090A
Obv.: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, K on skin behind ear
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left, holding scepter and eagle; monogram in left field.
This drachm is a lifetime issue from Miletos, circa 325-323 BC. It is signed by the artist who placed a "K" on the lion skin headdress behind Alexander's ear. Extremely Rare. Only two specimens noted in ADM I (both in the ANS collection) and three specimens shown in acsearch.

This issue (Price 2090A) and an equally rare contemporary issue at Magnesia ad Maeandrum are the only two instances of signed dies struck for Alexander.

Because this coin is so rare you can actually follow it from auction to auction and for at least the last three times it sold it got cheaper each time. I may have to pay to sell it the next time :>)
Richard M10
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Amphipolis -- ~323 BC19 views16.80 g, 25 mm, 270°
Amphipolis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 104

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
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What a nose.
Hydro
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Arados -- 328-323 BC23 views16.03 g, 26 mm, 90°
Arados Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 3325

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
Hydro
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Alexander III Posthumous Tetradrachm -- Phocis -- ~323 BC25 views16.95 g, 30 mm, 100°
Phocis Mint
Silver Tetradrachm
Minted during reign of Alexander III; Posthumous
Price 834; Muller 750

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AΛEΞAN∆POY (Of Alexander), Zeus Aëtophoros Enthroned Left Holding Eagle and Staff.

Alexander III the Great, the King of Macedonia and conqueror of the Persian Empire is considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He became king upon his father’s death in 336 BCE and went on to conquer most of the known world of his day. He is known as 'the great' both for his military genius and his diplomatic skills in handling the various populaces of the regions he conquered. He is further recognized for spreading Greek culture, language, and thought from Greece throughout Asia Minor, Egypt, and Mesopotamia to India and thus initiating the era of the Hellenistic World.
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A nice coin, but a past owner was way too harsh in chemically cleaning this. On the obverse, the lower jaw of the lion and Herakle's cheek contains a thin line of what I believe to be black chemical burn.
Hydro
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Alexander III Price 300054 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.16 g, 3 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, B.
- Price 3000.
2 commentsNemonater
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Alexander III Silver Drachm56 viewsAlexander III King of Macedon
Silver drachm 4.3 gram
Obverse: Bust Right
Reverse: Zeus on throne _7500 sold

Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. 328-320 BC, Arados Mint. Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, holding eagle, S in left field, AR monogram beneath throne. SOLD
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Amphipolis Mint41 viewsTetradrachm of Alexander III of Macedon known as "the great". This is posthumous issue from the mint of Amphipolis in Macedonia, minted 316 - 305 B.C. The obverse shows Alexander as Herakles wearing a lion skin. The reverse shows Zeus enthroned, holding a sceptre and eagle with a crescent moon in the left field and the legend ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ ΔΡΟΥ aroundsimmurray
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Pella Mint40 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin headdress.
REV: ALEXANDROU
Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and sceptre in left
hand; Phrygian helmet in left field with crossed palm branches
above, monogram under throne, and exergue.
Price 629; Müller 233. ANACS # 4684706
ca. 275-270 B.C.
Pella Mint
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299365 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.25 g, 4 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O:Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; below throne, A.
- Price 2993.
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Price 299979 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’, 336-323 BC. Tetradrachm (Silver, 25 mm, 17.13 g, 12 h), Tarsos, struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327.
O: Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right.
- Price 2999. A rare early and unusual issue from Tarsos, "Officina B", bearing no symbol.

By comparing these early Tarsos tetradrachms to the staters of Mazaios (Pictured below) it is easy to see the identical forms of the throne, scepter, footstool and other details. The drapery is rendered in a similar manner, the Aramaic inscription of the one and the Greek inscription of the other share the same curve following the dotted border. This evidence indicates the two series of coins were the common product of a single mint.

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Alexander III The Great528 viewsAlexander III The Great Silver Tetradrachm
Macedonia
Amphipolis mint 323-315 B.C.
24mm, 16.72g, 180o
ob: Herakles draped in Nemean Lion skin
rev: Zeus seated left holding sceptre in left and eagle in right. L above bucranium, E under throne. ALEXAN∆POY
Price 432; Ehrhardt 18
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Alexander III the Great317 viewsSilver Drachm
Sardes Mint, c. 334-323 BC
16mm, 4.28g
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left; monogram below throne.
Price 2558; Mueller 525
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Alexander III the Great21 viewsStruck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos,
Obverse: Hercules wearing lion skin headress
Reverse: Zeus enthroned holding eagle
Magnesia Mint
319-305 BC
3.9 gm 18mm
Price 1970
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Alexander III the Great (336 - 321 B.C.)8 viewsAE 18, 336 – 323 B.C., Pella?, 18.2mm, 7.69g, 90°, Sear 6741.
Obv: Head of Heracles right wearing lion skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY Thunderbolt, club, bow and case.
Marti Vltori
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Alexander III the Great (336 - 323 B.C.)68 viewsLifetime Issue
AR Tetradrachm
O: Head of Alexander as Hercules right, wearing lion-skin headdress.
R: AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, right leg forward (archaic lifetime style), eagle in extended right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, bow on left.
Salamis mint, struck 332-323 B.C.
16.95g
25mm
Price 3139 ; SNG Alpha Bank 662; Newell. Salamis 7.
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT (336-323)77 viewsAR drachm, (4,14 g. - 17-18 mm)
Abydos mint. Struck circa 310-301 BC.
under Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Vs: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rs: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, head of Ammon right; ivy leaf below throne.
Price 1551. _17988 sold
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT (336-323) AR drachm. Sardes mint. Struck circa 322-319/8 BC. 45 views(3,99 g. - 16-17 mm) Price 2617; ADM I 258 BC.
Vs: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin.
Rs: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, TI above eagle standing left. _6992 sold
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III the Great - King of Macedonia c. 336-323 B.C.18 viewsBronze 18mm (6.24 grams) Macedonian mint, c. 336-323 B.C.
Obv: Head of Alexander the Great as Hercules right, wearing the lion-skin headdress.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOY between Hercules' weapons, club above and bowcase below; thunderbolt above; Δ below.
Ref: Sear 6739; Price 275; Mueller 22; SNG Cop 1035
mjabrial
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Alexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC. 13 viewsAlexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC. Region of Macedonia


Obv: Alexander as Herakles clad in lion's skin head-dress right

Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, club right above, bow in case below, >E above.

Diameter: 17 mm. / Weight: 5,35 gms. / Material: Æ Bronze

Refs: Muller 1709; Price 316
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Alexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC.5 viewsAlexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC. Region of Macedonia


Obv: Alexander as Herakles clad in lion's skin head-dress right

Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, club right above, bow in case below, Π above.

Diameter: 18 mm. / Weight: 6,59 gms. / Material: Æ Bronze

Refs: Price 310; Muller 1702; SNG Cop 1042; cf Sear 6739.
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Alexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC.11 viewsAlexander III the Great 336 - 323 BC. Region of Macedonia


Obv: Herakles clad in lion's skin head-dress right

Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOY, club right above, bow in case below, dolphin left below.

Diameter: 17 mm. / Weight: 6,07 gms. / Material: Æ Bronze

Refs: Mueller 541, SNG Cop. 1057. Price 323
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Alexander III the Great Bronze Coin (336 B.C. - 323 B.C) four chalkoi (hemiobol)5 viewsObverse: Head of Herakles, wearing lion skin.
Reverse: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, thunderbolt and club above, quiver and bow below.
Mint: Macedon.
Reference: Price 269.
Weight: 4,85g (four chalkoi (hemiobol))
Size: 17mm
Pavlos
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT, 323-319 BC.8 viewsSilver Drachm; Magnesia mint.
3,97 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ.
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, bee right; spearhead in outer right field.
Price 1936.
_42.43
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT, Circa 336-323 BC.15 viewsBronze; Uncertain macedonian mint. Struck c.325-310 B.C.
6,48 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Head of Herakles facing right, wearing a lion's skin headdress.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ; quiver and bow below, club above, branch left in exergue.
Price 310. _1016
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies) 168 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:- ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, monogram and M below throne;
Price 3599 (same dies), Müller 67, 17.206g, 25.9mm, 255o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
EF, obverse off-center;

Dies by 'The Alexander Dekadrachm Master'. From the same highly-skilled hand as the famous dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. A massive issue of coinage was struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. The best style of the lengthy issue of Alexander coinage
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies)96 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:- ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, monogram and M below throne;
Price 3599 (same dies), Müller 67, 17.206g, 25.9mm, 255o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
EF, obverse off-center;

Dies by 'The Alexander Dekadrachm Master'. From the same highly-skilled hand as the famous dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. A massive issue of coinage was struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. The best style of the lengthy issue of Alexander coinage

Ex-Forum

Old coin - new photo.

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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies)53 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:- ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, monogram and M below throne;
Price 3599 (same dies), Müller 67, 17.206g, 25.9mm, 255o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
EF, obverse off-center;

Dies by 'The Alexander Dekadrachm Master'. From the same highly-skilled hand as the famous dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. A massive issue of coinage was struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. The best style of the lengthy issue of Alexander coinage

Ex-Forum

Updated image using new photography setup.
maridvnvm
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Alexander III the Great, Silver Hemiobol, Arados, Phoenicia31 viewsSilver Hemiobol of Alexander III the Great, Arados, Phoenicia mint, 9mm, 336 - 323 B.C.
Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion skin headdress tied at neck
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus enthroned left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and scepter, Σ left

Very nice for a coin the size of a pencil eraser!
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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.
__62.68
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.
__62.68
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC8 viewsSilver Drachm; Lampsakos. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos, circa 328/5-323 BC.
4,20 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; Δ below throne.
Price 1356; ADM II Series V.
_62.68
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC7 viewsSilver Drachm; Lampsakos. Struck under Kalas or Demarchos, circa 328/5-323 BC.
4,20 g. 18 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, Artemis Phosphoros standing facing, holding two torches; Δ below throne.
Price 1356; ADM II Series V.
_62.68
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC10 viewsSilver Drachm; Miletos, 325-323 BC. Struck under Philoxenos..
4,05 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field.
Price 2090.
_3545
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC7 viewsSilver Drachm; Miletos, 325-323 BC. Struck under Philoxenos..
4,05 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field.
Price 2090.
_3545
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREATm 323-319 BC.6 viewsSilver Drachm; Magnesia mint.
3,97 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ.
Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, bee right; spearhead in outer right field.
Price 1936.
_42.43
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III ‘the Great’23 views3rd – 2nd Century B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.21 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter; Monogram, crescent at left; monogram under throne; Blundered AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right

Barbarous Imitation
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Alexander III ‘the Great’45 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.19 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter; star in left field, spearhead in right field, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Colophon mint, 322-319 B.C.
Price 1759; Müller 317
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Alexander III ‘the Great’92 viewsAlexander III ‘the Great’ AR Drachm (18mm 4.24g) Sardes mint. Lifetime issue, circa 334/25-323 BC.
O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin R: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; torch in left field, monogram below throne. Price 2567.
1 commentsNemonater
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Alexander III ‘the Great’44 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.98 gm, 16.4 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, N at left, B under throne, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Colophon mint, 310-301 B.C.
Price 1800;
[Muller 1335]
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Alexander III ‘the Great’, KINGS of MACEDON. Tetradrachm. Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BC. 12 viewsAmphipolis mint,(25 mm, 17.13 g, 3 h),
Head of Herakles to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. A?E?AN?POY Zeus seated left on low throne, holding long scepter in his left hand and eagle standing right with closed wings in his right; to left,
janiform head wearing polos. Price 6.
Ruslan K
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Alexander III ‘the Great’. KINGS of MACEDON. AR Tetradrachm. Struck under Antipater, circa 332-326 BC.12 viewsAmphipolis mint. (25mm, 16.91 g). Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; grape bunch in left field. Price 29.Ruslan K
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Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm, Miletos mint.46 viewsKings of Macedon, 18mm 4.15g Posthumous issue 310-301 BC.
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU (partial, at edge of flan) to r, Miletos monogram in l. field, XE monogram beneath throne.
SG6730-31v(letters, monogram),Price 2151v(second monogram). _6830
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC2 viewsÆ Half Unit, 16mm, 4.1g, 12h; Salamis, Cyprus mint.
Obv.: Head of Heracles right, in lion skin headdress.
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔΡOY; club right above, bow and quiver below, ΣA above.
Reference: Price 3143
John Anthony
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos 323-317 BC126 viewsSilver drachm, 17.2mm, 4.27g, nice EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / [A]ΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet spread wide and resting on stool. Horse leg in left field, ΔY under throne.
Price 1511
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos 323-320 BC28 viewsAR drachm, 16.6mm, 4.28g, Nice EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / [AΛ]EΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, feet spread wide and resting on stool. Dolphin swimming downwards in left field, ΔY monogram below throne.
Price -, Müller -; Thompson II, 79, series IV
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos 328-323 BC90 viewsAR drachm, 17.8mm, 4.3g, Choice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward. Pegasus forepart in left field, monogram below throne. Lifetime issue.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1505b, Müller 610; Thompson 44, series II
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos mint, 328-323 BC45 viewsAR drachm, 16.8mm, 4.24g, aEF/gVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet forward resting on stool. Pegasus forepart in left field, monogram below strut under throne. Lifetime issue.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1505a; Müller 610; Thompson 39v, series II
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Ake 308-307 BC67 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 27.3mm, 17.12g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. Intricate date monogram in left field.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Price 3297
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis 315-294 BC56 viewsAR tetradrachm, 27.9mm, 17.24g, Ch EF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, Λ over torch in left field, monogram below throne.
Price 447c; Müller 37.
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis 315-294 BC29 viewsAR tetradrachm, 17.19g, Choice VF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, Λ over torch in left field, ant below throne. Nicely toned.
Price 454
Consigned to Forvm
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis mint c. 294-290 BC66 viewsAR 4Dr., 27mm, 17.04g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔP[OY] Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. Thunderbolt and I (Z) in left field, dolphin below throne.
Price 501; Müller 16
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis mint, 315-294 BC35 viewsAR 4Dr., 27.2mm, 17.26g, aEF
Head of Herakles wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed, Λ over torch in left field, YE monogram under throne.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Consigned to Forvm
Price 465; Müller 34
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Arados mint, 311-300 BC40 viewsAR 4dr, 25.9mm, 16.72g, aEF
Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed. Anchor and monogram in left field, Π under throne. Scarce issue of Seleukos I.
Price 3349; Müller 1504
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Chios 290-275 BC71 viewsAR drachm, 17.7mm, 4.15g, VF
Head Herakles right, clad in lion's skin knotted at neck / [AΛEΞANΔPOY] behind Zeus seated left on throne with back, holding eagle and sceptre. M within O above bunch of grapes with tendril in left field. Scarce.
Ex: Harlan Berk
Price 2324, Müller 1529
Certificate of Authenticity from David R. Sear, ACCS
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Corinth 310-290 BC19 viewsAR tetradrachm, 16.83g, Choice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left on throne ornamented with Nikai, holding eagle and sceptre; statue of Athena in left field, OΛ within wreath under throne. Rare.
Price 694; Noe, Sicyon 37
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Kolophon 310-301 BC67 viewsAR drachm, 18mm, 4.28g, aUnc
Head Herakles right clad in lion's skin / AΛEΞANΔPO[Y] Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back and feet on stool. KA in left field, crescent under throne.
Ex: Calgary Coin
Price 1825a, Müller 274v
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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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 III, 336-323 BC; Kolophon 323-319 BC24 viewsAR drachm, 17.5mm, 4.3g, Nice EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, right foot back and feet on stool. Caduceus below throne, spear head outer right field.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1756, Müller 208
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Lampsakos 328-323 BC45 viewsAR drachm, 16.9mm, 4.29g, Nice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet forward resting on stool. Club in left field. Early lifetime issue, featuring a youthful portrait.
Price 1347; Müller 136; Thompson 8, series II
For Sale
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Lampsakos mint, 328-323 BC18 viewsAR drachm, 16mm, 4.25g, aEF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward. Demeter facing with two torches in left field, Δ over O below throne. Lifetime issue.
Price 1356, Müller 398; Thompson 71, series V
Sold by Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Magnesia 319-305 BC104 viewsAR drachm, 16.5mm, 4.3g, EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔP[OY] Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. MTo in left field, ATI under throne, B in right field.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1957
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, 323-319 BC21 viewsAR drachm, 17mm, 4.27g, EF
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. Bee below throne, spear-head outer right field
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1938v; Müller 323
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Miletos 300-295 BC33 viewsAR drachm, 17.6mm,4.25g, gVF
Head of young Herakles right, clad in lion's skin / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthoned facing left, holding eagle and sceptre, his legs are crossed and resting on a stool, helmet crest in left field, double axe under throne.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 2138, Müller 1133
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Mylasa 300-280 BC47 viewsSilver drachm, 18.9mm, 4.13g, aVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / [AΛ]EΞANΔPO[Y] Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed. Artemis Kindyas figure in left field, Σ below throne. Rare.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Price 2493A
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Mylasa 300-280 BC73 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 29.6mm, 17.01g, Nice VF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, double axe left field.
Price 2074; Müller 1128.
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Sardes 324-323 BC60 viewsAR drachm, 16.6mm, 4.23g, gVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPO[Y] Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward resting on stool. IoP erased from die in left field, rose below throne. Lifetime issue.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 2570; Thompson 83a, series X
Note: Reason for erasure of the monogram in the left field for this die is not known.
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Side 323-317 BC87 viewsAR drachm, 17mm, 4.28g, Ch EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin headdress / [A]ΛEΞANΔPO[Y] Zues seated left, right leg drawn back and feet on stool, holding eagle and sceptre. A under throne.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 2968, Müller 1665
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Tarsos 323-317 BC53 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 28.3mm, 17.09g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward resting on stool. Nike bearing wreath in left field, ATI monogram below throne. Cabinet toned.
Ex: Harlan Berk
Price 3038a, this also same as cover coin on Price dust jacket.
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Teos 323-319 BC59 viewsAR drachm, 17.8mm, 4.06g, gF
Head Herakles right clad in lion's skin headdress / [A]ΛEΞANΔP[OY] Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, holding eagle and sceptre. Πo in left field, AT below throne.
Price 2266, Müller 846
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, AR drachm, 336-323 BCE64 viewsAR drachm of Alexander III “The Great”, 17 mm, 4.13 grams, seemingly lifetime issue (336–323 BCE), however, dated 323 -317 BCE. Lampsacus mint.

Obverse: Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, legs parallel, on stool, holding eagle and scepter. Legend in Greek AΛEΞANΔPOY. Monograms in the left field an "A" with an "overhang" - below is a serpent.

Reference: Price 212, 1363, SNG Vol. VIII 441, Margaret Thompsons' "Alexander's Drachm Mints II" as 148 to 152.

Added to collection: June 5, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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Alexander III, AR Drachm.12 viewsAlexander III, Lampasacus mint. 310-301 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles clad in lionskin facing right.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned with eagle and sceptre. Monogram.
CANTANATRIX
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Alexander III, AR Drachm.13 viewsAlexander III, Lampasacus mint. 310-301 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles clad in lionskin facing right.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned with eagle and sceptre. Monogram.
CANTANATRIX
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Alexander III, drachme, Price 179922 viewsMacedonian kingdom, Alexander III, Colophon, Price 1799

Obv.: Head of Heracles wearing lionskin
Rev.: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre ; wreath at left ; ALEXANDROU at right ; N beneath throne
1 commentsSteff V
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Alexander III, tetradrachm, Alabanda65 viewsAlexander III (336-323 BC)
AR tetradrachm 33x30mm, 16.32 g
Alabanda, ca. 169/8.
Head of Heracles right in lion-skin headdress
ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡοΥ, Zeus seated left, holding eagle and grasping scepter, Pegasus alighting left before, date E (Year 5) under throne
Price 2464.

ex Freeman & Sear

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1 commentsareich
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Alexander III, tetradrachm, Tyre246 views28mm, 17.1g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion-skin head dress right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, monograms
Price 3534, Müller 1592

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Alexander III, the Great AR Drachm SUPERB 289 viewsAlexander III, The Great. Ruler of the Ancient World 336-323 BC.
Silver Drachm 17mm (4.28 grams)
Struck in the name of Alexander the Great.
Probably LYSIMACHEIA mint. Simbles similar to Lysimachos´ ca 301-297

Obv:
Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev:
ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, griffin monogram below, monogram below. _sold :o(

Lisandro III de Macedonia,
Lisandro Magano
(greco: Ἀλέξανδρος Γ' ὁ Μακεδών, Aléxandros trίtos ho Makedόn)
Re de Macedonia,
Egemone de la Liga elenica,
Faraon d'Egito,
Re dei Re.
SOLD
2 commentsAntonio Protti
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Alexander III, the Great, AE17, Bow, Bowcase and Club17 viewsAE17 (Drachma?)
Greek Provincial
Macedon
Alexander III, the Great
King: 336 - 323BC
Issued: 325 - 310BC
16.5mm 4.28gr
O: NO LEGEND; Head of young Herakles, wearing lionskin headdress, right.
R: NO LEGEND; Bow and bow case above club.
Exergue: BA, between bow/bowcase and club; thunderbolt, below club.
SNG Alpha Bank 782; Price 376.
tina0116g11 121098479798
4/27/13 4/30/17
Nicholas Z
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Alexander III, The Great, King of Macedon 336-323 BC. Silver Tetradrachm87 viewsPrice 3725a
struck betweem 317-311 DC. BABYLON mint,

Obverse: Head of Hercules right wearing lion skin headdress knotted at the base of neck
Reverse: ALEXANDROU behind Zeus enthroned left holding eagle & sceptre, XA monogram before on left field, monogram MYP in wreath beneath throne
17.1 gram _20800 Sold
2 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander III, The Great; AR Tetradrachm. Mesembria, Thrace. 250-175 BC.95 viewsHead of Herakles, right, wearing lionskin headdress
Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; BASILEWS to right, ALEXANDROY to left; Corinthian helmet in left field, L-A beneath throne.
14,90g.,33mm.
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AE 20 of Amphipolis?5 viewsMacedon, Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AE 20 (5.55 gm) of Amphipolis? Head of young Herakles clad in lion skin headdress, r. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ across, bow in gorytos (quiver) above, club of Herakles below. Α in lower field. gF. SNG Cop 2 #1056; ADM I Series X; HGC 3.1 #926a; Muller- ; Price 332; SNG Alpha Bank 736.Anaximander
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Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm of Sardes3 viewsMacedon, Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Drachm (4.19 gm) of Sardes. Struck under Menander, c.324/3 BC Head of Herakles clad in lion skin headdress, r. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding eagle and sceptre, rose below throne. VF. SNG Berry 258; ADM I Series X; HGC 3.1 #914; Muller plate IV #117 (Traelium); Price 2571; SNG Alpha Bank 643-644; Thompson ADM I Series X #81-94; Thompson-Bellinger p.27 #8. Anaximander
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Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Arados13 viewsMacedon, Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.14 gm) of Arados, Attic stdd., 324-320 BC. Head of Herakles clad in lion skin headdress, r. / Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding sceptre and eagle. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, ΣΩ in left field, ΑΡ (civic) monogram under throne. VF. SNG Cop 2 #800; ACNAC Dewing 1065 (same dies, rev. die engraved with only Σ in l. field); Duyrat group IV, series 6 #402 (D77/R156); HGC 3.1 #910n; Muller pg. 297 (plate XIX #1363); Price 3321; Rouvier 51; SNG Alpha Bank 671 corr. (Σꭥ). 1 commentsAnaximander
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ALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON 75 viewsALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON - ZEUS - HERAKLES - SPEAR - IVY LEAF

Alexander III. The Great

Colophon

Drachm

Obv. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin right

Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Zeus seated left with sceptre and eagle. rightt in field spear head, under throne ivy leaf

Condition:very fine fine

4.2 g., 18 mm

Price 1764

Ex Gitbud Naumann

Philoromaos
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Alexander III. The Great

Colophon

Drachm

Obv. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin right

Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
Zeus seated left with sceptre and eagle. left in field star, right in field spear head

Condition: almost extremely fine

4.2 g., 18 mm

Price 1759

Ex Gitbud Naumann
6 commentsPhiloromaos
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Alexander III; AR obol, Ecbatana15 viewsAlexander III. 336-323 B.C. AR obol (10 mm, 0.5 g). Ecbatana. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Beneath throne M. Sear GCV II 6736.Podiceps
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Alexander Lifetime Tetradrachm, Price 5723 viewsAR Tetradrachm, Amphipolis mint, 336-323 BC

Obverse: Head of Alexander right wearing lion skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter. Globe left
Price 57
25mm, 17.1gm
Jerome Holderman
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Alexander obol73 views10mm, 0.59g
uncertain Eastern mint
obv: head of Herakles wering lion-skin headdress right
rev: AΛEΣANΔPOY; Zeus on throne left, holding scepter and eagle

ex David Hendin, bought from bcmainland on Ebay 12/2010
2 commentsareich
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Alexander obol, Babylon?38 views9mm, 0.67g
obv: head of Herakles wering lion-skin headdress right
rev: Zeus on throne left, holding scepter and eagle
areich
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Alexander Price 3836 Obverse7 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis R
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Alexander Price 3836 Obverse15 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.1 commentsLuis R
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Alexander Price 3836 Reverse10 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis R
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Alexander Price 3836 Reverse8 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis R
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Alexander tetradrachm Price 633 views Amphipolis mint. Lifetime issue. Janiform-head vase to the left. Looks like a worn die on the lion-skin headress and a punch on the thundergod's hip.1 commentsChance Vandal
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Alexander the Great63 viewsAlexander III "The Great". 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm, struck circa 325-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; grapes and M before, monogram below throne.
Price 3641b (same obverse die); Müller 692. 26mm, 16.62 g. Babylon mint.
b70
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Alexander the Great36 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.11 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, mintmaster's monogram AH (or ΔH) to left,
AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Miletos mint, 325-323 B.C.
Price 2090; Müller 763.

Ex R.J. O'Hara (this coin featured on his most excellent webpage: http://rjohara.net/coins/alexander-lifetime/ Coin No. RJO 103)
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great37 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.90 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter, forepart of Pegasus at left with monogram A Ξ above, cross strut under throne,
AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Abydos mint, 328-323 B.C.
Price 1506; Müller 609

Interesting note: This coin was previously purchased from B.A. Seaby, Ltd., London, on 9-12-63 for $2.10.
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great29 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.00 gm, 18-20 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, K at left, crescent under throne, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Colophon mint, 310-301 B.C.
Price 1826; Müller 274.
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great31 views294-260 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.08 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, city monogram MI to left, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Miletos mint, 294-260 B.C.
Price 2151; Müller 1057.

Ex R.J. O'Hara (this coin featured on his most excellent webpage: http://rjohara.net/coins/alexander-posthumous/ Coin No. RJO 104)
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great24 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III 'the Great' Æ18.
Salamis mint, struck c.332-323 BC.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress;
Rev: ΣA over Club / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / quiver (gorytos) within bow / A below.
Price 3143; SNG Cop. 1049; BMC (Cyprus) 86-7.
(dealer's image, with thanks)
OldMoney
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Alexander the Great47 viewsCNG description:

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.19 g, 11h). Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon, circa 324/3 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, horizontal ear above M; monogram below throne. Price 3611 corr. (symbol). Good VF, lightly toned, slight die shift on obverse, reverse a little off center. Ex CNG.
4 commentsMolinari
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Alexander the Great9 viewsKingdom of Macedonia, Alexander the Great

Macedonian Mint, c. 335-323 BC

Obverse: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin knotted at base of neck.

Reverse:ALEXANDROU above Club, Caduceus Above Bowcase.

Mueller 541, SNG Cop. 1057.

Weight: 5,5 grams Size: 17 mm Material: Orichalcum
Macedonian Warrior
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Alexander the Great46 viewsObv: Head of beardless Herakles, right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ in exergue; Charioteer in Biga right, Trident below.
"Alexandria (Antigoneia)" mint, struck c.310-301 BC. Extremely rare!

Attribution to this mint has been questioned of late (Meadows, NC 2004),
although no firmer alternative has yet been put forward. A mint in the Troad
seems to be likely, given that three were found in the excavations at Troy.

This is an extremely desirable and very difficult to find item. It appears that
there are none on any of the modern sales databases, and I know of only
one other that has been offered via a 'small seller' on an online auction site.

There is one in the British museum, at least one in Berlin (I-B), one in
the Portolos collection (Athens); another in Paris (B 80); the three that
were found at Troy, the one offered online, and now this one.
Please feel free to let me know of any other known specimens.

Among the rarest bronzes of the series.
Price 1587; Gaebler p.169, 7 pl.XXXI,26;
Bellinger Troy A1; BM 1921,0213.196.
(dealer's image {edited})
OldMoney
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Alexander the Great 336-323 b.c.205 viewsAlexander the Great
Lifetime issue drachm
Lampsakos mint, 328-323 b.c.
O. Herakles head right wearing lion's skin
R. Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward, Demeter facing with two torches in left field.
b70
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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 325-320 BC23 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Herakles clad in the skin of the Nemean lion
REVERSE: Zeus Aeotophoros enthroned left, ALEXANDROY in right field, Cornucopia in left field.

This classic type was probably minted at Amphipolis in Macedon at or near the end of Alexander's brief reign (333-323BC). The lion was the symbol of Persia and the obverse likely represents his conquest of that Empire. The Figure of Zeus enthroned is almost the same as that of Baal on the silver shekels of the Persian satraps. The significance of the conquest of the East by Greeks was not lost on Alexander or his contemporaries
Price 104 (ref.Wildwinds) Weight 17.1 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander the Great AR Tetradrachm 332-323 BC13 viewsObverse: Head of Herakles in Lion Skin Headdress
Reverse: Zeus enthroned holding eagle and staff, ALEXANDROY in right field., Rooster mint mark in left field.

A lifetime issue minted at Amphipolis, the coin cracked in antiquity due to silver crystallization and is held together by carbonate encrustation. It was left uncleaned. A handsome coin nonetheless. Price 79 (ref. Wildwinds) Weight 16.6 grams
daverino
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Alexander the Great ( or Alexander III ) Tetradrachm Lifetime Issue. 137 viewsAncient Greek / Alexander the Great (336 - 323) BC Tetradrachm

Obverse : head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck.

Reverse :Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, sickle and M before, AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means Alexander in Ancient Greek ) behind . ΦIΛH monogram under throne over BAΣIΛEΩΣ ( means King in Ancient Greek ) .

Babylon mint, struck 325 to 323 BC , lifetime issue, 17.01 gr . Very rare . Choice gVF.


**A Lifetime Issue , according to FORVM Classical Numismatics Discussion Board .

References : Müller 703, Price 3624*.

The Sam Mansourati Collection.


Sam
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Alexander the Great (336 - 323) BC ( or Alexander III ) Tetradrachm Lifetime Issue.46 viewsObverse : head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck.

Reverse :Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, sickle and M before, AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means Alexander in Ancient Greek ) behind . ΦIΛH monogram under throne over BAΣIΛEΩΣ ( means King in Ancient Greek ) .

Babylon mint, struck 325 to 323 BC , lifetime issue, 17.01 gr . Very rare . Choice gVF.


**A Lifetime Issue , according to FORVM Classical Numismatics Discussion Board .

References : Müller 703, Price 3624*.

EX The Sam Mansourati Collection.

Jovan Lee Delavega Ancient Coins Collection.
Jovan D
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Alexander the Great * Colophon, Ionia, 337 to 323 BC. Silver drachm148 views
Alexander III * Colophon, Ionia, Macedonian Kingdom * AR drachm

Obv: Portrait head of Alexander right, wearing the lion's skin in style of Herakles.
Rev: Zeus enthroned seated left, holding a scepter in left hand, arm raised, and eagle in his right hand, arm extended to front, with [A]ΛEXANΔΡOY vertical in left field. Interesting set of mint marks: Male lion's head left-facing in left field, above ornate Φ - ornate pentagram below the throne.

Exergue: (None)

Mint: Colophon
Struck: 301-297 BC.
* Posthumous issue
* Issued under Lysimachos

Size: 17.34 x 17.18 mm.
Weight: 4.11 grams
Die axis: 180°

Condition: Apparent in photo which is quite faithful to the coin in hand. Very lovely bright and clear silvery luster.

Refs:*
Price 1836d

1 commentsTiathena
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Alexander the Great * Macedonia, 337 to 323 BC. Bronze drachm153 views
Obv: Alexander III guised as Herakles in lion skin headdress, right-facing, enclosed within ornamental dotted circle.
Rev: (Top to bottom) * Lighting bolt, knotted Olive-branch club right-facing, AΛEXANΔΡ[OY], Unstrung bow in ornamented traveling/storage case, Monogram Δ.

Exergue: (N/A) Monogram Δ present in undefined exergual space.

Mint: (Pella?)
Struck: 337-323 BC.

Size: 18.50 mm.
Weight: 6.38 gms.
Die axis: 360°

Condition: XF. Exceptionally lovely coin, more-so in hand. Superb high relief and all details distinct and present.
Beautiful tone, rather dark-golden in the higher relief’s contrast delightfully against a yet-darker gold background in the lower areas of the flan. The flat area around the portrait and within the dotted circle is a strong, accentuating black-olive (not well-communicated by the present image).
Exquisite example of the type.

Refs:*
Not found in Sear GCATV.
Sear 6739, is an Æ 20. Partially descriptive.
4 commentsTiathena
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Half Unit46 views336-323 B.C.
4.03 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Macedonian shield with head of Herakles wearing lion skin facing slightly right in center
Rev.: Macedonian helmet; B A to either side
grain ear (or rose bud) below left
Price 2807
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Quarter Unit34 views336-323 B.C.
1.58 gm, 12 mm
Obv.: Head of Heracles, beardless, wearing lionskin, right; dotted border
Rev.: AΛE / ΞANΔΡOΥ above and beneath club right; bow and quiver below; linear border.
Price 267; Sear 6745v.
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit85 views336-323 B.C.
5.08 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, club above, bow in case below,
dolphin in ex..
Macedonian mint
Price 323
(Muller 541; Drama 91; SNG Cop 1057)
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit54 views336-323 B.C.
6.56 gm, 19 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔΡ, club above, bow and quiver below, thunderbolt above, Δ in ex.
Macedonian mint
Price 275 (Drama 104, E. Macedonia; SNG Cop 1035)
2 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit37 views336-323 B.C.
5.65 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: B A, bow and quiver above, club below, mouse in ex.
Macedonian mint
325-310 B.C.
Price 382, (SNG Cop 1027)
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great - Bronze Unit29 views336-323 B.C.
5.85 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of young Herakles right, in lion skin headdress
Rev.: B A, bow and quiver above, club below, trident in ex.
Macedonian mint
325-310 B.C.
Price 386, Sear 6742v
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great . 325-323 BC . AR hemidrachm .28 views Alexander the Great . 325-323 BC . AR hemidrachm 12mm, 1.92g . Babylon mint lifetime issue .
Obverse : Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin .
Reverse : Zeus seated left, holding an eagle and sceptre
M in left field, ALEXANDROY behind .
Price 3605.
Ex Baumheckel. Ex JHE.
Vladislav D
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Alexander the Great 336-323 b.c.214 viewsLifetime Issue Silver Drachm
aEF, 4.253g 16.3mm 45 deg, Lampsakos mint, Price 1356, Muller 398; Thompson 71, Series V
O: Herakles head right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck.
R:Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward, Demeter facing with two torches in left field.
3 commentsb70
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Alexander the Great 336-323 BC.80 viewsObverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles in lion's skin right.
Reverse: Bow with quiver and club, B A.
Attribution: Sear 6742
Date: After 336 BC
AE17, 17.97 mm, 5.9 grams
b70
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Alexander the Great AE 336 to 323 BC34 viewsKings of Macedon Alexander the Great 336 to 323 BC
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion Skin
Reverse: ALEXANDROU between bow in case & quiver & club Sold :o(

Antonivs Protti
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Alexander the great AE unit, Phoenicia, Sidon mint, 333-305 B.C.11 viewsObv. Head of beardless Heracles right wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev. Quiver on bow and club, Legend: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Symbol: ΣΙ (Below)
References: Price 3492
19mm and 8.03 grams.
Canaan
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Alexander the Great AE18, eagle24 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander the Great AE18. 3,7 g, Head of young Hercules facing right in lion skin / ALEXANDROU, eagle standing right on thunderbolt, looking back. Sear 6743 var, Forrer/ Weber 2142.1 commentsPodiceps
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Alexander the Great AR Drachm - Kolophon Mint103 viewsKings of Macedon, Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm 18mm 4.20g Posthumous issue 310-301 BC.
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU to r, B over TI in l. field, G beneath throne.
SG - , Price 1808. _6930 _sold
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander the Great AR Drachm. Kolophon Mint11 viewsAlexander the Great AR Drachm. Kolophon Mint,
310-301 BC. Head of Hercules right in lionskin /
ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle &
scepter, legs crossed, K monogram before, F below.
Coin #608
cars100
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Alexander The Great Bow Quiver122 viewsAlexander the Great AE "Herakles Bow, club & quiver" Bronze coin of Alexander III, the Great 336-323 B.C., 19mm, 5.8g
OBV: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
REV: ALEXANDROY between bow, quiver and club, delta below
1 commentsRomanorvm
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Alexander the Great Bronze Coin9 viewsAn Alexander the Great bronze coin minted between 325-310 BC. 19 mm, 4.72 g. Possibly a lifetime issue but likely not. The coloring brings out the detail on this very dark coin well.

Obverse: Head of Herakles in lion skin headdress

Reverse: B A Bow and case above, studded club below

Attribution: SG 6742 var
chuy1530
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Alexander the Great Drachm, Colophon Mint. Price 182316 viewsAlexander the Great (336-323 B.C.) Drachm, 4,2g. 18mm. Colophon Mint. Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin / Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔPOY, Zeus on throne holding eagle; left in field K,A, under throne: Φ. Price: 1823.Podiceps
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Alexander the great lifetime issue17 viewsKINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (21mm, 17.22 g, 12h). Tarsos mint, “officina B”. Struck under Balakros or Menes, circa 333-327 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; B below throne. Price 3000; Newell, Tarsos, Series I, Second Group, 4 (unlisted obv. die). VF, lightly toned, compact flan, slightly off center on obverse.

Ex Classical Numismatic Group XXXIII (15 March 1995), lot 148 (part of).
Ex CNG auction 434 lot 18
arash p
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Alexander the great tetradrachm58 viewsObverse:Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lions skin
Reverse:Zeus on throne holding eagle;S at left and SI under throne
SIDON
25.31mm 15.74g
PRICE False85 same reverse dies

MODERN STRUCK FAKE
One good fake

I bought it (2005) as original 300euro from not blacklisted seller.
maik
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Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 BC39 viewsObv: Head of Herakles facing right, wearing lion's skin.

Rev: AΛΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left, on throne holding an eagle in his outstretched right hand and a scepter in his left, KI (in monogram) in left field, Φ below throne.

Silver Drachm, Kolophon mint, 336 - 323 BC

4.1 grams, 18 mm, 0°

GCV 6731
SPQR Coins
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Alexander the Great, AE21, contemporary imitation61 views21mm, 6.4g, cast
obv: head of Herakles, wearing lion-skin headdress, right
rev: AΛEΖANΔP[OY]; bow and quiver above, club below
1 commentsareich
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Abydus, Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos39 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, lion right looking left in left field, Ivy Leaf beneath throne
Minted in Abydus mint. c. 310-301 BC. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos.
Reference:– Price 1554. Müller 327. Thomson ADM II series XIV, 206-215.
1 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Abydus, Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos30 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, MI monogram in left field, Ivy Leaf beneath throne
Minted in Abydus mint. circa 310-301 BC. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos.
Reference:– Price 1527. Müller 254. Thomson ADM II series XIV, 247-65.
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Colophon 38 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, K in left field, F throne
Minted in Colophon mint. c. 310-301 BC
Reference:– Price cf 1823 (K monogram / F). Müller -
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, struck under Philip III Arrhidaios37 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, bee right in left field; spear head in right field
Minted in Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint. circa 323-319 BC under Philip III Arrhidaios.
Reference:– Price 1936
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver tetradrachm, Marathus 79 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– BASILEOS ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, Anchor, EP monogram in left field, HD monogram beneath throne
Minted in Marathus mint.c. 323-300 BC
Reference:– Price 3438.

ex Coincraft, London
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Amphipolis; eagle, Æ178 viewsAlexander the Great 336-323 B.C. 4g. 17mm. Mint: Amphipolis. Bronze. Obv. Head of Alexander as Herakles clad in lion's skin headdress. Rev. Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head turned left, crescent?, ALEXAN/DROU. Sear 6743 var (instead of leaf in upper field left a crescent?), Cf. also M. Price 160a. Podiceps
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Alexander the Great, Ephesus18 viewsdrachm
336-323 BC
4.19 grams
Alexander in the guise of Herakles with lion skin headdress
Zeus seated left on throne with eagle on outstretched hand. Symbol to left of Zeus.
Ephesus was an important Greek city thus it is no surprise that their coinage shows a more refined sense of artistry. Coins struck in Ehesus signal a higher level of sophistication.
JBGood
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Alexander the Great, Magnesia ad Maeandrum, c. 319-305 BC.81 viewsAR Drachm, 4.01g.
Obv: Head of Herakles facing right, daped in lion skin headdress
Rx: ALEXANDROY, Zeus enthroned, facing left; delta within wreath to left and Delta I under throne.
3 commentsDino
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Alexander The great, Mesembria, tetradrachm80 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III. "the Great" (336-323 BC). AR Tetradrachm (29 mm, 16.74 g). Civic issue, Mesembria mint, c. 250-187 BC.
Obv. Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin right.
Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; to left, corinthian helmet above monogram.
Price p. 182, 992 var. (slightly different monogram).
ex Auctiones eAuction #10, Lot 12
2 commentsareich
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Alexander the Great, plated tetradrachm, imitating one of Pella mint72 views28mm, 10.97g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Macedonian helm to left, monogram below throne
seems to match most closely Price 625 but the monogram seems to have only two cross bars instead of three
ex Gitbud & Naumann
CLICK picture for a larger, sharper version
areich
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Alexander the Great, silver tetradrachm, Phaselis 57 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, IA/F in left field
Minted in Phaselis mint. Civic issue, dated CY 11 (208/7 BC).
Reference:– Price 2849.
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander the Great: club with bow in case25 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, ca. 300 BC, 19mm, 6.7g. Obverse: bust of Heracles wearing a lion sking right. Reverse: club with bow in case below - ALEXANDROU between, monogram at top. SG 6739. ex areich, photo credit areich

Podiceps
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Alexander Zabinas - SG 712838 viewsSeleukid Kingdom
AE21, 128-123 BC
Obverse: Head right, clad in lion skin headdress.
Reverse:BASILEWS ALEXANDPOY, Nike advancing left with wreath and palm. Monogram left.
21mm, 9.0 gm.
Sear Greek 7128; BMC, Seleucid Kings of Syria, pg 83 and plate XXII, #10
Jerome Holderman
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Alexander, Tet, Alabanda20 viewsAlabanda, 169-168
30 mm, 16.45 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Pegasos to left, date (year 6 of local era) below throne
(Price 310, 2466. SNG Cop. 757)
ex Münzen und Medaillen GmbH, Auction 32, Lot 41 (26.05.2010)
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Byblos86 viewsByblos, 330-320
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
Price 431, 3426. SNG Oxford 3009
Numismatica Ars Classica AG, Zürich M (2002), 2253.
Hess-Divo AG 317/147
Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co. KG 226/325
3 commentsareich
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Alexander, Tet, Byblos(?), 330-32031 viewsByblos(?), 330-320
27 mm, 16.95 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
(Price 3426; SNG Oxford cf. 3009)

ex De La Tour, ex Hess-Divo Auction 314/1083 (04.05.2009) and The Lugdunum Sale 1/ 25 (23.07.2013)
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Mesembria38 viewsMesembria, ca. 150-125 BC
31 mm, 16.25 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter;Corinthian helmet and ΔA to left, ΓOP monogram below throne
(Price 1062)
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Odessos(?)23 viewsOdessos mint?
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
areich
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Alexander, Tet, Phaselis24 viewsPhaselis
33 mm, 16.63 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, C over Φ to left, anchor countermark to right

areich
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Alexander, tetradrachm, Amphipolis, Price 8345 viewsAmphipolis mint, 336-323 BC
28x25 mm, 17.10 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; to left, TE monogram
Zeus seated left, holding spear and eagle
Price 83
areich
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Alexandria. Vespasian AE24 diobol25 viewsObv: Laureate bust of Vespasian r.
Rev: Draped bust of Alexandria r. wearing elephant skin headdress.
ancientone
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Amisos84 viewsPontos, Amisos. Circa 85-65 BC.

Æ 21 mm

Bust of Amazon right, wearing wolfskin headdress / AMISOU, Nike walking right, holding wreath in right hand, palm over left shoulder. SNG BMC Black Sea 1218-1219; SNG Stancomb 704; SNG Copenhagen 165.
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Amisos95 viewsAnother shot

Pontos, Amisos. Circa 85-65 BC.

Æ 21 mm

Bust of Amazon right, wearing wolfskin headdress / AMISOU, Nike walking right, holding wreath in right hand, palm over left shoulder. SNG BMC Black Sea 1218-1219; SNG Stancomb 704; SNG Copenhagen 165.
4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Amisos in Pontos, AE 20 120-80 BC10 viewsReference.
RegGen 24. (p.53); SNGBMC 1209

Obv.
head of Dionysos right

Rev. AMISOU
cista mystica, on which rest panther skin and thyrsus

with monograms

8.84 gr
20 mm
okidoki
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Amisos, Pontos AE 20 SNG BM1202, Cista Mystica88 viewsOBV: Head of youthful Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy
REV: AMISOU, Cista mystica with panther skin, diadem and thyrsos. Monogram to left
8.8g, 21mm

Minted at Amisos, 85-65 BC
5 commentsLegatus
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Ammoliite " dragon skin"40 viewsFound in Canada

Ammolite is a rare and valuable opal-like organic gemstone found primarily along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains of North America. It is made of the fossilized shells of ammonites, which in turn are composed primarily of aragonite, the same mineral that makes up nacreous pearls.
3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Amulet of Bes62 views1st century BC - 1st century AD
1.25" tall

A small terracotta amulet of the god Bes, from Roman Egypt.

Bes was an apotropaic deity, the protector of the home. As such He is often depicted on everyday household items such as chairs, pottery, or even on the walls of the house itself.
Shown here wearing His plumed headdress and panther skin, Bes (possibly from the Nubian “Besa“, or ‘Protector‘) may have originally been a cat god. Why He evolved into a dwarf is not known.

Update;
This item donated to the Hallie Ford museum in Salem Oregon.

Enodia
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Amyntas III 393 - 369 BC. 10 viewsAmyntas III 393 - 369 BC. Region of Macedonia

Was paternal grandfather of Alexander the Great

Obv: Head of Herakles right in lion skin.

Rev: Eagle standing left, head reverted. All within linear square.

Diameter: 10 mm. / Weight: 1,12 gms. / Material: Silver

Denomination: AR Trihemiobol

Refs: SNGANS 95
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Amyntas III 393 - 369 BC.8 viewsAmyntas III 393 - 369 BC. Region of Macedonia

Was paternal grandfather of Alexander the Great


Obv: Head of Herakles right in lion skin.

Rev: AMYNTA, eagle right, serpent in its claws, bending down to devour it.

Diameter: 16 mm. / Weight: 3,0 gms. / Material: Bronze

Refs: SEAR 1512
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Amyntas III Diobol -- 393-369 BC15 views1.161 g, 10.5 mm, 0°
Pella Mint
Silver Diobol; Grainy, Edge Chips
Minted During the Reign of Amyntas III
SNG ANS 94; SNG Alpha Bank 200; AMNG III 3

Obverse: Head of Herakles Wearing Nemean Skin Headdress Right.
Reverse: AMYNTA, Within Linear Square, Eagle Stands Left, Head Looking Back Right

Amyntas III, son of Arrhidaeus and father of Philip II, was king of Macedon in 393 BC, and again from 392 to 370 BC. In 393, he was driven out by the Illyrians, but in the following year, with the aid of the Thessalians, he recovered his kingdom. He is historically considered the founder of the unified Macedonian state. Through his youngest son, Philip II, he was paternal grandfather to Alexander the Great.
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FORVM purchase; how could I resist a nice coin of Alexander the Great's grandfather?
Hydro
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Amyntas III eagle36 viewsMacedonian Kingdom: Amyntas III, 393-369 B.C. AE16
16 mm, 4.35 g. Obverse: Bust of Heracles wearing lion-skin headdress right. Reverse: AMYNTA; Eagle standing right devouring a snake. Lindgren I, 1265; Sear 1512. ex areich, photo credit areich
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Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. 6 viewsMacedon, Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.58 gm) of Aigai or Pella, light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Head of Herakles clan in lion skin headdress r. / Eagle stdg l., head r., all in linear square. ΑΜΥΝ-ΤΑ. aVF. Pegasi V Lot 96. SNG ANS 8 #94; AMNG III/2 #3 (plate XXX #1); BMC Macedonia pp. 171172 #5-8; HGC 3.1 #830; SNG Alpha Bank 200-201; SNG Cop 2 #513-514; SNG Munchen 46-47; SNG Ashmolean 3 #2441-2442; Westermark Regal plate LXX #33. Anaximander
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Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. 6 viewsMacedon, Amyntas III. 393-369 BC. AR Pentadrachm (9.47 gm), Reduced Light Thraco-Mac. stdd. Bearded head of Herakles r., clad in lion skin headdress. / ΑΜΥ-ΝΤΑ, horse stdg r., all within incuse square with linear border. VF. Triton V #1278. From the R. Schonwalter Coll. SNG ANS 87ff; ACNAC Davis 76, Dewing 1095- 1098; AMNG III/2 p.159 #1-2 (plate XXX #2-3); BMC p. 171 #1- 4; HGC 3.1 #828; Pozzi 832; SNG Cop 2 #512; SNG Alpha Bank 189ff; SNG Ashmolean 2439. Westermark Regal plate LXIX #32. Anaximander
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Amyntas III. 393-370/69 B.C.15 viewsMacedonian Kingdom. Amyntas III. 393-370/69 B.C. Ae 16mm, 3.73g. Aigai or Pella mint. Obv:Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress. Rev: AMYNT, eagle standing right, attacking serpent. SNG ANS 100-9; SNG Alpha Bank
214-30; AMNG 7.
ddwau
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Amyntas III; Herakles/ Eagle; AE1611 viewsMacedonian Kingdom: Amyntas III, 393-369 B.C. AE16. 16mm, 3.0g. Obverse: Bust of Heracles wearing lion-skin headdress right. Reverse: AMYNTA; Eagle standing right devouring a snake. Lindgren I, 1265; Sear 1512.Podiceps
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Amyntas III; Trihemiobol; Herakles/ Eagle9 viewsKings of Macedonia. Amyntas III, 389 – 369 B.C. Trihemiobol, Silver. 1,4 g. 9 mm. Obv. Head of Heracles in lionskin to the right. Rev. Eagle, left. SNG ANS 8, 95, SG 1510. Podiceps
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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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Ancient Greek / Island of THASOS / Tetradrachm ( After 148 BC )103 viewsObverse : Head of young Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy and with band across forehead.
Reverse : HPAKΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ - Hercules, naked, standing left, holding club, lion's skin over left arm; monogram in field to left.

Reference: Sear 1759; B.M.C. 3.67-78

From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
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Ancient India, Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) of various denominations50 views

Upper Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (AICR-1177; MACW-2918; Senior B13.1T)

Obv: King on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around BACIΛEY BACIΛEYWN CWTHP MEΓAC
Rev: Zeus standing to right, with his left holding long scepter and with his outstretched right making blessed gesture. Kharosthi letter vi on left and flower-pot on right. Kharosthi legend around reading Maharajaasa Rajatirajasa Mahatasa Tratarasa



Middle Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE drachm (AICR-1178; MACW-2919; Senior B13.1D)

Obv: King on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around BACIΛEY BACIΛEYWN CWTHP MEΓAC
Rev: Zeus standing to right, with his left holding long scepter and with his outstretched right making blessed gesture. Kharosthi letter vi on left and flower-pot on right. Kharosthi legend around reading Maharajaasa Rajatirajasa Mahatasa Tratarasa



Lower Left

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (AICR-1179; MACW-2921; Senior B14.1)

Obv: Hybrid Herakles-Siva deity standing facing holding long trident in right and lion-skin in left, three-pronged tamgha on left and Kharosthi letter vi on right.
Rev: Tyche standing to right holding cornucopia, nandipada on left, flower-pot on right



Upper Right

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE (MACW-2937; Senior B17.1vT)

Obv: Radiate (9 rays) diademed bust of king to right holding arrow decorated with ribbons in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on left, dotted border around.
Rev: King in Iranian cap with long diadem-ties riding on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around reading BACIΛEYC BACIΛEYWN CWTHP M.



Middle Right

Kushans: Vima Takto (ca. 80-100 AD) AE drachm (Senior B17.1D)

Obv: Radiate diademed bust of king to right holding arrow decorated with ribbons in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on left, dotted border around.
Rev: King in Iranian cap with long diadem-ties riding on horse to right holding axe-like weapon in raised right hand, three-pronged tamgha on right, Greek legend around reading BACIΛEYC BACIΛEYWN CWTHP M.



Lower Right

This one is unknown to me, but dealer indicated it might be central asian. Rider on horseback facing left / tamghra. Any help in identification is much appreciated...
SpongeBob
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Anonymous AE Quadrans13 viewsOBV: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin, three pellets behind.
REV: Prow right, ROMA above, three pellets below.
Date: 91 BC
3.01g
Syd 679c, Cr339/4a-b

The Roman Republic Anonymous Quadrans.
miffy
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Anonymous Quadrans, Head of Hercules r./ Bull r. snake below7 viewsQuadrans circa 217-215, æ. Head of Hercules r., wearing boar skin; behind, three pellets. Rev. Bull charging r.; above, three pellets. Below, snake and in exergue, ROMA. Hannover 185. Sydenham 94. Crawford 39/2.Podiceps
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Anonymous Quadrans, Head of Hercules r./ Prow9 viewsAnonymous, Æ quadrans, c. 91 BC, Rome Mint, Head of Hercules right, wearing lion skin, three pellets behind. / Prow right, ROMA above, three pellets below. Crawford 339/4a, Sydenham 679c.Podiceps
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Anonymous, Qudrans 'star' (first) 0 viewsAnonymous, Qudrans 'star' (first)


RRC: 196/4
206 - 195 bc
3,25 gr

AV: Head of Hercules r., wearing lion’s skin; behind, three pellets.
RV: Rev. ROMA Prow r.; before, eight-rayed star and below, three pellets.

ex Naville Numismatics, NN Live Auction 48, Lot 331, 07.04.2019
Norbert
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Anonymus AE Quadrans (after 211 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-18, Crawford ???, Prow of galley right,161 viewsAnonymus AE Quadrans (after 211 B.C.), Rome, Republic, AE-18, Crawford ???, Prow of galley right,
avers:- Head of young Hercules right, wearing lion's skin headdress, three pellets behind, (mark of value).
revers: - ROMA, Prow of galley right, three pellets (mark of value) below.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 4,23g, axis: 3h,
mint: Rome, date:after 211 B.C., ref: Crawford ???, McCabe group H1 Qd.1.,(Half-weight fractions, overstrikes on Punic bronzes).
Q-001
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Antigonas 11 Gonatas Tetradrachm c 270 / 239 BC5 viewsObv: Head of horned Pan left, wearing goat skin, lagobolon over shoulder, within double solid circle on Macedonian shield decorated with 7 stars with 8 rays within double crescents.
Rev: Ins: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΓΟΝΟΥ Athena Alkidemos advancing left, holding shield with Gorgoneion head and hurling thunderbolt. Helmet inner left, Rare MTY monogram inner right
Amphipolis Mint 17.10gm 30.5 mm
cicerokid
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Antigonos Gonatas - AE 1737 viewsin the name of Alexander III
277-239 BC
head of young Heracles in lion skin right
rider on horse right
B / A
SGCV II 6787
3,75g 16,5mm
Johny SYSEL
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Antigonos I Monophthalmos, AR Drachm34 viewsAntigonos I Monophthalmos, 306–301 BC.

Abydos Mint, c. 310-301 BC

17mm., 4.12g.

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

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

References: Price 1527

AADI
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Antigonos I Monophthalmos. As Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC., AR Drachm 12 views4.30 grams
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev.:Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; ME monogram in left field, ivy leaf below throne.
Price 1560; ADM II Series XIX
This coin was purchased form the Classical Numismatic Group, Inc. (CNG)
NGC Ch AU; Strike 4/5; Surface 55

Normally such coins are listed as a posthumous issue of Alexander III which I have no interest in since I rather a coin of Alexander III that is in fact a lifetime issue. However CNG attributed this coin to the actual issuer something that has more meaning to me that simply a posthumous issue of Alexander III.
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Antigonos I Monopthalmos8 viewsAs Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Silver Drachm. In the name and types of Alexander III. Lampsakos mint.
18 mm. 3,96 g.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, A-in-wreath above B, monogram below throne.
Price 1979.
_61.39
Antonivs Protti
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Antigonos I Monopthalmos10 viewsAs Strategos of Asia, 320-306/5 BC, or king, 306/5-301 BC.
Silver Drachm. In the name and types of Alexander III. Lampsakos mint.
18 mm. 3,96 g.
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, A-in-wreath above B, monogram below throne.
Price 1979.
_61.39
Antonivs Protti
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Antigonus I Monophthalmus30 viewsAntigonus I Monophthalmus, Silver drachm, Ionia, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, 17.9mm, 4.120g, Price 1979, Müller Alexander 555, SNG Cop,
OBV: Herakles' head right, clad in lion-skin head-dress;
REV: AΛEΞAN∆POY, Zeus enthroned left, eagle raised high in extended right,
long scepter vertical behind in left, A within wreath over B left, IAY monogram under throne;

EX: Forum Ancient Coins

RARE

Antigonos I Monophthalmos ("the One-eyed") (382 B.C. - 301 B.C.) was a nobleman, general, and governor under Alexander the Great. Upon Alexander's death in 323 B.C.,
he established himself as one of the successors and declared himself King in 306 B.C. The most powerful satraps of the empire, Cassander, Seleucus, Ptolemy and Lysimachus,
answered by also proclaiming themselves kings. Antigonus found himself at war with all four, largely because his territory shared borders with all of them. He died in battle at Ipsus in 301 B.C.
Antigonus' kingdom was divided up, with Seleucus I Nicator gaining the most. His son, Demetrius I Poliorcetes, took Macedon, which the family held, off and on, until it was conquered by Rome in 168 B.C. - Wikipedia
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Antiochos I / II 281 - 246 BC. AE 15.8 viewsAntiochos I / II 281 - 246 BC.
Obv. Herakles wearing lionskin right.
Rev. BAΣІΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY above and below quiver.
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Antiochus II Theos - AR tetradrachm5 viewsin the name of Seleukos I
Susa
261-246 BC
head of young Herakles wearing lion's skin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle
ΣEΛEYKOY // (TAYP)
(ΔYP)
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
SC 603.3c; HGC 9, 235
ex Künker
Johny SYSEL
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Antoninianus of Postumus34 viewsPostumus AR Antoninianus. 259-268 AD

IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right / HERC DEVSONIENSI ("Hercules of Deuson"). Hercules standing right, leaning on club, holding lion's skin and bow. Mint: ? (possibly Lyon)

RIC 64, Elmer 187, Cohen 91
Belisarius
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ANTONINUS PIUS59 viewsAE sestertius. 139 AD. 24,62 grs. Laureate head right. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP / Africa standing half-left, wearing elephant's skin headdress, holding crown and cornucopiae. AFRICA. In fields S C. COS II in exergue.
RIC 574, C 24, BMCRE 1175.
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ANTONINUS PIUS32 viewsAE sestertius. 139 AD. 24,62 grs. Laureate head right. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP / Africa standing half-left, wearing elephant's skin headdress, holding crown and cornucopiae. AFRICA. In fields S C. COS II in exergue.
RIC 574, C 24, BMCRE 1175.
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Antoninus Pius AE Sestertius RIC III 60825 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III
laureate head right with slight drapery on left shoulder
Rev: IVNONI SISPITAE S-C
Juno Sospita advancing right, wearing goatskin, preceded by
serpent on ground, brandishing spear and holding long shield
33mm 27gm
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Antoninus Pius As25 viewsAE As
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG.PIVS.P.P.TR.P.XVII (or XVIII)
Rev.: COS IIII S.C.; Hercules, naked, stg. r., lion-skin on l. arm, leaning on club and holding bow and arrow.
RIC III, 922; C.211; AD 153/4; or RIC III, 935(a); C.209; AD 154/5;

Scarce
Tanit
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Antoninus Pius Sestertius48 viewsAE Sestertius, AD 139.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right,
Rev: AFRICA COS II S-C, Africa, wearing elephant-skin head-dress, standing left, holding crown and cornucopiae

(RIC 574; C 24; RCV 4145).
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 574, Sestertius of AD 139 (Aurum Coronarium: Africa)63 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.43g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: AFRICA (around) COS II (in ex.) S C (in field), Africa, draped, wearing elephant skin headdress, standing left, holding a diadem of pearls and cornucopiae.
RIC 574 (R); BMCRE IV 1177; Cohen 24; Strack 773 (4 collections); Banti 10 (1 specimen: this one illustrated); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4145 var.

ex CNG printed auction 93; ex Robert O. Ebert Collection; ex Walter Niggeler Collection (Part 3, Leu: Münzen und Medaillen AG, 2 November 1967, lot 1290).

Part of a series celebrating Antoninus' remission of half of the special tax (aurum coronarium) normally levied on the provinces at the time of the accession of an emperor.
(photo: CNG)
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 608, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Juno Sospita)73 viewsÆ sestertius (26.6g, 32mm, 12h) Rome, AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PI[-]VS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: IVNONI SISPITAE (around) S C (in field) Juno Sospita wearing goat skin advancing right preceded by a snake, brandishing javelin and holding shield which is pinched in the middle.
RIC 608 (scarce), Cohen 473, BMC 1248, Strack 837; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 201 (7 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4186
ex Künker Auction 153 (March 2009)

This issue is part of a series of coins struck in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome, figuring scenes from Ancient Roman legends. Juno Sospita was the goddess of Lanuvium, the birthplace of Pius, and one of the most ancient figures in the Roman pantheon.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 608, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Juno Sospita)54 viewsÆ Sestertius (28.89g, Ø31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: IVNONI SISPITAE (around edge) S C (in field) Juno Sospita wearing goat skin advancing right preceded by a snake, brandishing javelin and holding shield which is pinched in the middle.
RIC 608 (Scarce), Cohen 473, BMC 1248; Strack 837; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 201 (7 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4186
ex iNumis, Paris, March 2009

This issue is part of a series of coins struck in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome, figuring scenes from Ancient Roman legends. Juno Sospita was the goddess of Lanuvium, the birthplace of Pius, and one of the most ancient figures in the Roman pantheon.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 609, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Mars Ultor) 59 viewsÆ Sestertius (21.9g, Ø33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: MARTI VLTORI (around) S C (in field), Mars, helmeted and in military dress, standing right, holding inverted spear, resting left hand on a shield.
RIC 609; Cohen 550; BMCRE IV 1252, Strack 839 (3 coll.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 232 (10 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4193

ex D. Ruskin (Oxford, UK, 1995)

Marti Ultori = "to Victorious Mars"
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 612, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Ops)63 viewsÆ sestertius (24.0g, 33mm, 6h) Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144
ANTONINVS AVG PI VS P P TR P COS III laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
OPI AVG ()around S C [in ex.] Ops seated left, holding sceptre, left hand drawing back drapery.
RIC 612 (Scarce); Cohen 569 (fr.8); BMC 1258-62; Strack 842; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 245 (17 spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 130:67; Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4197
ex D.Ruskin (said to have been found near Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK, 1994)

Ops stands for plenty, properity, power, fertility... Her cult goes back to the earliest times, supposedly founded by Romulus. She is the wife of Saturn, sometimes equated with Cybele. Appears on Roman coins only twice (second appearance on issues of Pertinax). The issue under A. Pius is probably associated with the 900th anniversary of Rome.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 624, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Romulus)55 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.6g, Ø33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: ROMVLO AVGVSTO (around) S C (in field), Romulus, in military dress, advancing right, carrying a spear and trophy.
RIC 624 (R); BMCRE 1286-1287; Cohen 704; Strack 850; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 337 (3 specimens); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4213
ex David Ruskin (1995, Oxford, UK, "from old collection")

Issued in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome celebrated in 147 AD. This type refers to Romulus, the founder of Rome. He is depicted much like his father, the god Mars.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 626, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Spes) 63 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.0g, Ø 31mm, 12h), Rome mint, Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laurate head Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: S C, Spes advancing left, holding a flower and raising her dress.
RIC 626; BMC 1289; Cohen 754; Strack 871; Banti 367 (10 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4223.
ex D. Ruskin (Oxford,1996)
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 650, Sestertius of AD 140-144 (Romulus and Remus)35 viewsÆ Sestertius (23.3g, Ø 32mm, 12h), Rome mint. Struck 140-144 AD.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right.
Rev.: TR POT COS III (around) S C (in ex), wolf in grotto suckling the twins Romulus and Remus.
RIC 650; BMC 1321; Cohen 917 var. (no grotto); Strack 897; Banti 442 (5 spec.); RCV 4241.
ex D. Ruskin (Oxford, 1998)

Coin belonging to a series depicting scenes from ancient Roman legends issued in preparation of the 900th anniversary of Rome in the year 147 AD.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 656, Dupondius of AD 140-14444 viewsÆ Dupondius (14.5g, Ø16mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144
Obv.: ANTONINVS PIVS P P TR P COS III, radiate head right
Rev.: ANNONA AVG (around) S C (in field), Annona standing right, holding corn ears above modius and holding a cornucopiae; prow behind.
RIC 656, Cohen 36, BMCRE IV 1330, Strack 821 (3 collections: Berlin, B.M., Vienna)
ex D. Ruskin (Oxford, 2002)
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 728, As of AD 143-144 (Libertas)18 viewsÆ As (11.1g, Ø 27mm, 12h). Rome, AD 143-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev.: IMPERATOR II S C, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and sceptre.
RIC 728 (S); Cohen 446;
Ex D.Ruskin, Oxford (1994, found in Norfolk).
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 749 var., Sestertius of AD 144 (Salus)73 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.0g, Ø 31mm, 12h), Rome mint, Struck AD 144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P COS III, laurate head Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: DES IIII (around) S C (in field), Salus standing left, holding a long sceptre and feeding a snake coiling around an altar.
RIC 749var.(*); Strack 949; Banti 138 var.
Ex D. Ruskin, 1998; ex Mike R. Vosper (Colchester, UK)

Salus, the goddess of health, feeding the sacred snake that belongs to her father, Aesculapius, the god of medicine. The Romans offered yearly to Salus to protect the emperor's health and security. During the year AD 144, Salus was by far the commonest type, which is an indication that the emperor suffered from serious illness in this period.

(*) This is a rare variant only recorded by Strack (found only in the Vienna and Lückger collections) but not by RIC, Cohen, BMC nor Banti. The reverse type differs from RIC 749 ("Salus standing l., [...] holding rudder on globe") while a long sceptre is depicted on this coin. BM Catalogue, 1968 (see pp 265-266, Pl 39.13, 39.14 ).
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 767a, Sestertius of AD 145-147 (Slow quadriga)28 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.2g, Ø31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 145-147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P, draped laureate bust right.
Rev.: COS IIII / S C (in two lines in ex.), Emperor in slow quadriga left, holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
RIC 767a; BMCRE 1669; Cohen 320; Strack 974; Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4168
ex D. Ruskin (1998)
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 819, As of AD 145-147 (fourth donative)67 viewsÆ As (12.2g, Ø28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 145-147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: LI BERA LIT AS IIII (around), S C (in ex.) Emperor seated in a chair on platform; before is standing Libertas holding an abacus ("counting board") and cornucopiae; below in front of the platform is standing a citizen holding is toga.
RIC 819(*); Cohen 500(*); BMC 1750; Strack 991
* both Cohen as well as RIC ommit COS IIII from the obverse legend for this type. BMC and Strack have the complete obverse legend.
ex D. Ruskin (Oxford, 1996)

Issued on the occasion of the marriage of Marcus Aurelius with Faustina Jr. celebrated with a fourth donative
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 823, As of AD 145-161 (Pietas)17 viewsÆ As (9.9g, Ø 27mm, 12h). Rome, AD 145-161.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head right.
Rev.: PIETAS AVG around, S | C, Pietas standing left, extending her right hand; left arm in fold of dress.
RIC 823 (S); BMC 1753; Cohen (unlisted); Strack 997
Ex D.Ruskin, Oxford, 1995 (from an old collection)
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 827a, As of AD 145-147 (corona civica) 13 viewsÆ As (11.5g, Ø27mm, 12h). Rome, AD 145-147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head right.
Rev.: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S·C in four lines within oak wreath.
RIC 827a (C); BMC 1762; Cohen 791; Kankelfitz 156/119; RHC 128/49
Ex D.Ruskin, Oxford, 1995.
Issued to on the occasion of the fourth consulate of Antoninus Pius in AD 145
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 855, Sestertius of AD 149 (Aequitas) 49 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.7g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 149.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: COS IIII (around) S C (in field), Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae.
RIC 855; BMCRE 1823; Cohen 232; Strack 1019; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 100 (53 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4162
ex D. Ruskin, Oxford (1994)
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 935(b), As of AD 154-155 (Hercules)15 viewsÆ As (8.1g, Ø 25mm, 12h). Rome, AD 154-155.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVIII, laureate and draped bust right.
Rev.: COS IIII S C, Hercules standing right right holding club. left bow and arrow and lion skin on arm.
RIC 935(b) (S); BMC 1978; Cohen 210; Kankelfitz 153/73
Ex Ancient Times, Oxford, 1995.

The reverse depicts the statue of Hercules of the Theatre of Pompey, 2nd century, now in the round room area of Museo Pio-Clementino
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1003, Sestertius of AD 158-159 (Temple of Divus Augustus)25 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.4g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 158-159.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right.
Rev.: TEMPL DIVI AVG REST (round) COS IIII (in ex.) S C (in field), Octastyle temple of with statues of Divus Augustus and Livia. Both statues in the centre, standing on a base, have the right arms raised. There are statues to the left near the foot of the steps and other statues of soldiers on pedestals at each side of the top step. In the roof is a quadriga in the centre, and statues at each corner; further statues in the pediment.
RIC 1003 (S); BMC 2063-66; Cohen 797; Foss (RHC) 132:88a
ex D. Ruskin, Oxford: found in Reigate (Surrey), 1864

Coin issued on the occasion of the restoration of the temple of Divus Ausustus and Diva Augusta (Livia) in AD 158.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 1003A, Sestertius of AD 158-159 (Temple of Divus Augustus) 17 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.4g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 158-159.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right.
Rev.: TEMPL DIVI AVG REST (around) COS IIII (ex.) S C (field), Octastyle temple of with statues of Divus Augustus and Livia. Both statues in the centre, standing on a base, have the right arms raised. There are statues to the left near the foot of the steps and other statues of soldiers on pedestals at each side of the top step. In the roof is a quadriga in the centre, and statues at each corner; further statues in the pediment.
RIC 1003A (S); BMCRE 2063 var. (rev. legend TEMPLVM DIV); Cohen 797; Strack 1168; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-3) 404 (2 specimens); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4235 var. (different rev. legend); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 132:88a
ex D. Ruskin, Oxford, 1995 ("found in Reigate (Surrey), 1864")

Coin issued on the occasion of the restoration of the temple of Divus Ausustus and Diva Augusta (Livia) in AD 158. he temple was probably situated in the valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, behind the Basilica Julia. No trace has survived.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC III 92221 viewsRome mint, Antoninus Pius copper as, 153 - 154 A.D. AE, 27mm 8.97g, RIC III 922, Cohen 211
O: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVII, laureate head right;
R: COS IIII S C, Hercules standing half right, resting right on club, lion-skin, arrow and bow in left
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Antoninus Pius. Thrace, Philippopolis; 25 viewsAres

In Greek mythology, Ares ("battle strife") is the god of war and son of Zeus (king of the gods) and Hera. The Romans identified Mars, the god of war (whom they had inherited from the Etruscans) with Hellenic Ares, but among them, Mars stood in much higher esteem. Among the Hellenes, Ares was always mistrusted: his birthplace and true home was placed far off, among the barbarous and warlike Thracians (Iliad 13.301; Ovid); to Thrace he withdrew after he was discovered on a couch with Aphrodite ( Odyssey 8.361).

Although important in poetry, Ares was only rarely the recipient of cult worship, save at Sparta, where he was propriated before battle, and in the founding myth of Thebes, and he appeared in few myths (Burkert 1985, p.169). At Sparta there was a statue of the god in chains, to show that the spirit of war and victory was never to leave the city. At Sparta young dogs and even humans were sacrificed to him. The temple to Ares in the agora of Athens that Pausanias saw in the 2nd century AD had only been moved and rededicated there during the time of Augustus; in essence it was a Roman temple to Mars. The Areopagus, the "hill of Ares" where Paul preached, is sited at some distance from the Acropolis; from archaic times it was a site of trials. Its connection with Ares, perhaps based on a false etymology, may be purely etiological. Ares s throne at Mount Olympus is said to be covered with human skin.

Antoninus Pius AE18 of Philippopolis, Thrace. AVT AI ADRIA ANTWNEIN, bare head right / FILIPPOPOLEITWN, Ares standing left, holding spear in left hand, shield leaning against him at right. BMC 10.
ecoli
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apamea001a0 viewsElagabalus
Apamea, Phrygia

Obv: ΑVΤ ΚΑ Μ ΑV ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ, laureate cuirassed bust right with aegis
Rev: ƐΠΙ Λ ΜΑ ϹƐΥ ΓΡΑ ΤΟ Β ΑΠΑΜƐΩΝ, Heracles standing nude facing, looking left, holding lion skin and resting on club.
28 mm, 8.45 gms

RPC Online 5693, BMC 171 (as Caracalla)
Charles M
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Apollonis, Lydia61 views2nd Century B.C.
Bronze
3.04 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Head of young Herakles right in lionskin
Rev.: Winged thunderbolt, AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN above and below
Sear 4688; BMC Lydia p.19, 3-4; SNG v. Aulock 2899; SNG Cop. 17.
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Apollonis, Lydia63 views2nd Century B.C.
Bronze
3.04 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Head of young Herakles right in lionskin
Rev.: Winged thunderbolt, AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN above and below
Sear 4688; BMC Lydia p.19, 3-4; SNG v. Aulock 2899; SNG Cop. 17.

Another view of what my kids call "the ant coin"
1 commentsJaimelai
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Apollonis, Lydia19 viewsÆ16, 3.74g, 12h; Apollonis, 2nd-1st century BC.
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lionskin headdress.
Obv.: AΠOΛΛΩ-NIΔEΩN; Winged thunderbolt.
Reference: BMC 3, Lindgren III 449.
Notes: ex-Hookmoor, electronic sale, 1/16/15, 37.
John Anthony
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Apulia, Ausculum 11 viewsApulia, Ausculum, Æ 18mm. 3rd Century BC. Head of young Herakles left, in lion's skin, club behind neck / Nike standing right, holding wreath & palm. SNG ANS 648ecoli
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Apulia, Ausculum 10 viewsfrom Ausculum, where a battle was fought between the Roman Republic and King Pyrrhus; where afterwards the victor had famously said
to one who was congratulating him: "If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined."

Apulia, Ausculum, Æ 18mm. 3rd Century BC. Head of young Herakles left, in lion's skin, club behind neck / Nike standing right, holding wreath & palm. SNG ANS 648
ecoli
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AR Tetradrachm of Thasos, Roman imitative 148 -80 BC40 viewsOBV: Head of Dionysos right wreathed with ivy leaves
REV :HPAKLEOYS SUTHPOS THASIUN (Hercules, Saviour of the Thasians); nude Heracles standing left holding club and lionskin; MH monogram to left
SNG Cop 1040, Dewing 1344, BMC 74 (Ref. Wildwinds)
These tet's were minted on Thasos off the coast of Thrace, and became an important international medium of exchange after Rome closed the Macedonian mints. The obverse celebrates the wine for which Thasos was renowned and the reverse may refer to a temple of Heracles. The type was widely copied among the Thracian tribes (imitatives) and the Celts (barbaric types).
According to Dr. Prokopov this coin is probably a Roman imitative, struck by Roman authorities between 148 and 80 BC, hence the fine classical style. The weight is right for the Rhodian standard. Holed and plugged.

Diameter ~30 mm, wt. 13.7 gm
daverino
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Arabia Petraea, Philadelphia. Hadrian AE2230 viewsObv: Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: Bust of Herakles right, lion's skin tied around neck.
Spij 11
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Maionia, Pseudo-autonomous issue17 viewsLydia, Maionia
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Time of Antoninus Pius, 138-161
Obv.: bearded head of Herakles left
Rev.: MAIONΩN , Omphale advancing right, holding lion's skin and club across shoulder
Ae, 4.28g, 19mm
Ref.: SNG von Aulock 3011var.
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Lampsakos, Herakles, Athena6 viewsMysia, Lampsakos
AE10, 4th-3rd centuries BC
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
Rev.: Helmeted head of Athena right, ΛA below
Æ, 0.97g, 10mm
Ref.: Klein 274
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, Herakles14 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE10, c. 300 B.C.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right, ΠΕΡΓ below
Rev.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
AE, 0.86g, 10mm
Ref.: BMC Mysia p. 112, 22
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Athena, Hercules8 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE9, c. 300 B.C.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right, ΠΕΡΓ right
Rev.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
AE, 1.04g, 9.3mm
Ref.: BMC Mysia p. 112, 22 var.
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, cista mystica, serpents, club with lion’s skin9 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Cistophoric Tetradrachm
Obv.: Serpent emerging from cista mystica with raised lid, all within ivy wreath with fruits.
Rev.: Bow case between two coiled serpents; to left, monogram of Pergamon; MH above; to right; serpent-entwined club with lion’s skin to right.
Ag, 28mm, 12.57g
Ref.: Kleiner-Noe, Series 31b, 102-5
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Herakles, Athena11 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Diobol, 330-284 BC
Obv.: head of Herakles right, clad in lion's skin
Rev.: ΠEΡΓAM, cult statue of Athena standing facing, holding spear and shield
Ag, 1.27g, 11mm
Ref.: SNG Paris 1558
Ex Solidus Numsimatik, auction11, Lot 100
shanxi
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Herakles, Athena / mirrored reverse18 viewsMysia, Pergamon
Diobol, 330-284 BC
Obv.: head of Herakles right, clad in lion's skin
Rev.: mirrored !! - ΠEΡΓAM, cult statue of Athena standing facing, holding spear and shield
Ag, 1.23g, 11mm
Ref.: ---
shanxi
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Aspendos Alexander 111 Tetradrachm 188/7 BC2 viewsObs : Head of Herekles with lionskin
Seleucid Anchor countermark of c 161 BC
16.5gm 30mm
Price 2907
Reverse- Zeus seated holding eagle
ΑΣ = Aspendos ΚC= year 26
Spear in exergue
Inscription: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
cicerokid
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Athens New Style Tetradrachm 136/5 BC7 viewsObs: Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
16.81 g 31.5mm Thompson issue 29
Thompson catalogue: Obs 332: Rev c (not in plates)
Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
on which month mark Δ control: ΗΡ below
3 magistrates : HRA ARISTOPH POLYM
LF symbol: Bow Club & Lionskin
All surrounded by an olive wreath
cicerokid
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Augustus, RIC 233, As of AD 9-14 (Altar of Lugdunum) 10 viewsÆ As (10.7g, Ø 25mm, 2h) Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 9-14.
Obv.: CAESAR AVGVSTVS·DIVI F·PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right
Rev.: ROM ET AVG (ex.), Altar of Lugdunum decorated with the corona civica between laurels flanked by stylized male figures; left and right of the altar, Victories on columns facing one another.
RIC 233; Cohen 237; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 53/92
ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1995)
Dedication of the altar of Lugdunum (at present Lyons) and creation of the community of the Gauls in 10 BC
Charles S
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Augustus, RIC 237, for Tiberius, As of AD 10-14 (Altar of Ludunum)11 viewsÆ As (10.2g, Ø 25mm, 2h) Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 10-14.
Obv.: TI CAESAR AVGVST F·IMPERAT V, bare head of Tiberius left
Rev.: ROM ET AVG (ex.), Altar of Lugdunum decorated with the corona civica between laurel branches flanked by stylized male figures; left and right of the altar, Victories on columns facing one another.
RIC (Augustus) 237; Cohen (Tiberius) 31; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 56/1
ex D.Ruskin (Oxford, 1994)
Dedication of the altar in Ludugnum (Lyon) presided over by Tiberius together with Augustus in 10 BC.
Charles S
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AVP (engraved monogram in cartouche)155 viewsTHRACE. Topirus. Caracalla. Æ 22. A.D. 198-217. Obv: AVTKMAVP-(ANTΩN)INOC. Laureate bust right; "Cartouche" on shoulder. Rev: (OVΛΠ)ACTOΠIPOV. Naked figure of Herakles seated left on rock covered with lion's skin, holding club in extended right hand, resting left hand on rock. Ref: BMC 6. Axis: 210°. Weight: 6.81 g. “CM”: Monogram of AVP in circular "cartouche". Howgego -. Note: This is not actually a countermark, since it was engraved on the original die. Collection Automan.Automan
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Azbaal - AR stater8 viewsCyprus, Kition
c. 449-425 BC
Herakles right, wearing lion's skin, holding bow in extended left hand and club over shoulder in his right hand
lion attacking stag, crouching right; all within incuse square
lOZBOl
Zapiti & Michaelidou 5-6; Tziambazis 17; BMC 16-8
11,1g
ex Roma Numismatics
Johny SYSEL
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Baktria, Demetrios I15 viewsBaktria, Demetrios I Aniketos. 200-185 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.71 gm) of Baktra. Diademed bust of Demetrios I r., wearing elephant-skin headdress, all in dotted border. / Herakles standing facing, crowning himself and holding club and lion-skin. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ. aEF. Pegasi A13 #243 SNG ANS 9 #187; Mitchener 57 Type 103d; HGC 12 #63; cf Bop Serie 1C 164.Christian T
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Baktria, Demetrios I12 viewsBaktria, Demetrios I Aniketos. 200-185 BC. AR Obol (0.68 gm) of Baktra. Diademed head of Demetrios I r., wearing elephant-skin headdress, all in dotted border. / Herakles standing facing, crowning himself and holding club and lion-skin. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ. PK monogram l. gVF. Ponterio 137 #1246. HGC 12 #65; MIG-104; Bopearachchi Série 3B; SNG ANS 9 #193 & 195-196; Sear Greek 7531.Christian T
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Baktria, Euthydemos II14 viewsBaktria, Euthydemos II. 185-180 BC. AR Drachm (4.27 gm). Diademed and draped bust of Euthydemos II r. / Hercules, standing facing, crowned with ivy, holding wreath, club & lion skin. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΕΜΟΥ. aVF. SNG ANS 9 #219; MIG Type 114b; Bopearachchi Série 2B; HGC 12 #73; Sear 7537.Christian T
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Baktria, Euthydemos II30 viewsBaktria, Euthydemos II. 185-180 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.88 gm). Diademed and draped bust of Euthydemos II r. / Laureate Herakles standing facing, holding oak wreath, club, and lionskin. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΕΜΟΥ, PK monogram to l. EF. SNG ANS 9 #216; Bopearachchi 168 Série 1C; HGC 12 #72; MIG 62 Type 113d; Sear 7536. 1 commentsChristian T
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Baktria, Lysias14 viewsBaktria, Lysias. 130-120 BC. AR Drachm (2.23 gm). Diademed bust of Lysias r., wearing elephant headdress. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΙΚΗΤΟΥ ΛΥΣΙΟΥ / Heracles standing, facing, crowing himself and holding club, palm branch, and lion skin. Karosthi legend Maharajasa apadihatasa Likikasa, of Great King Lysias the Unconquered). Monogram to l. EF. Ex: Tom Cederlind. SNG ANS 9 #1033; Boperachchi Série 4; HGC 12#240; Sear Greek 7623; BMC 29,3. Christian T
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BCC L1524 viewsLead statuette
Caesarea Maritima
Greco-Roman Eastern, 1st-3rd century CE?
Youthful Herakles?(Hercules), or Hercules/Melkart?
nude, with lion skin? cloak, clasped at neck.
Another possible attribution could be Hermes?
The top of the head is slightly flattened, with
cracks, and may have sustained damage as a
result of an impact in antiquity. There is another
possible impact cut-mark on the left shoulder.
4.6cm x 3.2cm. x 1.3cm.
weight: 44.5gm.

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v-drome
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BCC LR3722 viewsLate Roman BCC LR37
Claudius II 268-270CE
AE Antoninianus
Obv:IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG
Radiate head left
Rev:IVVEN-TVS AVG
Hercules standing front, head
left, holding club and lion skin.
Exergue: blank.
RIC V 213 (3,L) Antioch Mint
19.5mm. 3.72gm. Axis:0
v-drome
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BCC LR54 15 viewsLate Roman
Maximian 286-305 CE
AE Antoninianus
Obv:IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVGVSTORUM
Hercules standing right with bow and lion
skin, leaning on club. In field: Γ In ex:XXI
22mm 2.75gm. Axis:0
Possible reference RIC V 591, Siscia Mint?
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BCC LT2825 viewsLead Tessera
Obv: Figure facing, head turned
left, Hermes?, holding object
in right hand, and cape or
skin? in left. Perhaps Zeus or
Hercules. Any ideas appreciated.
Rev: Blank.
12x11mm. 1.67gm.
v-drome
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BCC rgp2532 viewsRoman Provincial
Berytus Beirut
Pseudo-Autonomous 1st -2nd cent. CE
Obv: Silenus Marsyas walking rt. carrying wineskin.
Rev:C.B. (Colonia Berytus) within wreath.
AE 16mm 3.17g. axis:0
BMC 36, scarce
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BCC rgp25b39 viewsRoman Provincial
Phoenicia, Berytus, Elagabalus
Pseudo-Autonomous ca.218-222CE
Obv: CO-L Marsyas standing left
holding wine-skin
Rev:BER Prow right
AE 9.5mm 0.38gm. axis:0
poss. ref: SNG Cop 89, BMC 35
Surface find, Caesarea Maritima
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BCC rgp4729 viewsRoman Greek Provincial
Gaza - Judaea
Hadrian 117-138 CE
Obv:[ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ?] ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC
Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev:ΓΑΖΑ Ε ΕΠΙ (commemorates the 5th anniversary of
Hadrian’s visit to Gaza). Herakles nude to front,
looks right, leaning on club, lion skin in left hand
Date: Δ[ΟΡ?] = CY194 (133-134CE)
AE 16x14.5mm. 3.72gm. Axis:0
Hendin GBC III 864 Var. (retrograde Z, date)
also possible: Rosenberger 55, and SNG 921 var.
This coin is a die match to CNG 210, Lot 198.
It is interesting that there is a "4th anniversary
epidemia" type, which also bears a retrograde Z.
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Beirut Phoenicia Mint Elagabalus Bronze Coin31 viewsElagabalus Circa 218 - 222 AD
Beirut, Phoenicia
Bronze 25 mm 11.7 gram
Obverse: Bust right
Reverse: Tetra style temple containing Marsays with wine skin

Antonivs Protti
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Berytus AE12, 1st cent AD30 viewsAnonymous
Berytus, Phoenicia
AE12, 1st cent. AD
COL, Silenos holding wine skin between
BER above prow
SNG Cop 89, BMC 46
Ardatirion
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Bithynia, Herakleia Pontika, Septimius Severus, SNG von Aulock 37849 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 30, 17.23g, 30.09mm, 195°
obv. .AV - T. - K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC P
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. HRAKLHAC - EN PON - TW
Herakles, nude, holding lion's skin and his club over l. arm, stg. with sidestep r., head l., holding with r.
hand three-headed Kerberos at rope who is std. at his feet r. looking up to him
ref. SNG von Aulock 378 (obv. same die, rev. different type; for rev. look at Makrinos #379); not in SNG
Copenhagen, Tübingen, SNG Lewis, Rec. Gen.
extremely rare, about VF, some roughness on obv.
Pedigree:
ex lanznumismatik, E-Bay, 2008(?)

This was the last and most difficult labour of Hersakles. For more information take a look at the Mythology Thread, coming soon!
1 commentsJochen
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Bithynia, Nicomedia. Philip I. SNG von Aulock 829.82 viewsÆ28. Bithynia, Nicomedia. Philip I (AD 244-249), radiate head, draped and cuirassed bust to r. M • IOVΛIOC • ΦIΛI-Π-Π[OC AVG] (VG ligate) or “Marcus Julius Philippus Augustus.” Countermark CAP/Γ in round punch (Howgego 560) or "Sardis, 3 assaria." Rev., Nude statue of Heracles stg. atop girlanded cippus, head to r, holding lionskin in l. arm, and supported by club with r. hand. NIKOMH[ΔE]ΩN - ΔIC NEΩK[OP] (ΩN ligate). SNG von Aulock 829. Ex Marcus Gruss 8-25-2009.

Same dies as Jochen’s example:
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-32987
1 commentsMark Fox
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Bithynia, Nikomedeia, Philip I, SNG von Aulock 82945 viewsPhilip I., AD 244-249
AE 28, 11.90g
obv. M IOVLIOC. FILIPPOC AVG (VG ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. NIKOMHDEWN - DIC NEWKOR (WN ligate)
Statue of Herakles, nude, stg. facing on a small girlanded cippus, head r.,
holding lionskin in l. arm and resting with r. hand on his club
SNG von Aulock 829
rare, F+/about VF, green patina

The special feature of this rev. depiction is that Herakles is shown standing as a real statue on a cippus. You can see that the club has the function to stabilize the statics of the statue.
Jochen
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Bithynian Kingdom Prusias II10 viewsBithynian Kingdom Prusias II 185-149 B.C.

Obverse.head right,wearing winged diadem.

Reverse.naked Hercules standing left, holding club and lion's skin
Macedonian Warrior
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Bithynian kingdom, King Prusias II18 viewsAE17
185-149 B.C.
17mm, 4.93g
GCV-7268

Obverse:
Head of Prusius right, wearing winged diadem.

Reverse:
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
ΠPOYΣIOY
Herakles standing left, holding club in right and lion skin in left.
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bmc---19 viewsElagabalus
Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: COL LAO METROPOICOS, Marsyas advancing left, extending right arm and holding wineskin over left shoulder; Δ Є across field.
27 mm, 18.40 gms

BMC ---, similar to CNG Electronic Auction 354, lot 392 and Lindgren Coll. I, 2095 (bust type)
Charles M
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bmc0270 viewsSemi-autonomous 218-222 (Time of Elagabalus)
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: C- L to left and right of Marsyas standing left, holding wine-skin over shoulder.
Rev: BER, ethnic above ship's prow right..
14 mm, 1.81 gms


BMC 27-35; SNG Cop 89; Agora E-Sale 90, Lot 42 (this coin)

Ex. Tom Buggey Collection
Charles M
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bmc1928 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right..
Rev: COLIV L AVG FEL →BER. Tetrastyle gateway, with central arch surmounted by figure with raised hand and riding lion or panther right, and containing figure of Marsyas standing right on basis, holding wine skin over shoulder.
28 mm, 13.83 gms


BMC 192
Charles M
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bmc19510 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right..
Rev: COLIV L A VGFEL →BER. Tetrastyle gateway, with central arch surmounted by figure with raised hand and riding lion or panther right, and containing figure of Marsyas standing right on basis, holding wine skin over shoulder.
26 mm, 13.00 gms


BMC 195
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bmc19613 viewsElagabalus
Berytos, Phoenicia

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


BMC 196
Charles M
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bmcxxx-52 viewsElagabalus
Tyre, Phoenicia

Obv: ...A-NTONIN..., laureate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SEPTVRO..., Marsyas standing right, extending arm and holding wineskin over shoulder; to right, palm tree; between, star and murex shell. .
24 mm, 8.43 gms

BMC---, SNG Cop 362
Charles M
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Boeotia obol36 viewsca. 395-338 BC
10mm, 0.81g
Theot(i)-, magistrate
obv: Boeotian shield
rev: youthful head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin, ΘE downward before, all within concave circle
Klein -; (BCD Boeotia 548)
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Boeotia Thebes AR obol circa 379-338 BC 10mm 0.80g 12h19 viewsBoeotian shield on which club.Rev head of young Herakles right in lions skin.
EX Superior auc.12-12-87 lot 353.
EX BCD with ticket
Grant H
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Boeotia Thebes AR obol circa 379-338 BC 10mm 0.90g 12h20 viewsBoeotian shield on which club.Rev head of young Herakles right in lions skin no letters visible.
EX BCD with ticket.
Karl Kress auc.156 lot 224 1973 April
Grant H
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Boeotia, Thebes, (c.395-338 B.C.), AR-Obol, SNG Cop 354-355, Youthful head of Herakles right,146 viewsBoeotia, Thebes, (c.395-338 B.C.), AR-Obol, SNG Cop 354-355, Youthful head of Herakles right,
avers:- Boeotian shield.
revers:- Youthful head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress; ΘE downward on lower right.
exerg: -/-//ΘE, diameter: 10-11,5mm, weight: 0,84g, axes: 8h,
mint: Boeotia, Thebes, date: c. 395-338 B.C.,
ref: SNG Cop 354-355, BCD Boiotia 548,
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Bow222 viewsSyria, Seleucid Kings, Seleucos II., 246-226 B.C. AE-17 mm, 3.98 grs. AV: Head of Herakles in a lionskin to right. Round CM: Bow. RV: BASILEWS / SELEUKOY either side of Apollo sitting on Omphalos to left, holding bow and arrow. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Bronze snake53 viewsBronze fragment of a snake.
Perhaps from Medusa's head? Underside unfinished, fine line detail in skin.

Roman

6.92g
10mm X 20mm
Jay GT4
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Bruttium, Kroton.19 viewsBruttium, Kroton. c. 370 BC. AR Stater (7.68 gm). Head of Hera Lakinia facing three-quarters, wearing stephanos adorned with honeysuckle & griffin heads. / Herakles Epitrapezios seated l. on rock w/ lionskin, holding wine cup, letter Ϙ by ankle. Bow & club crossed above. KPOT & tripod to l. ME in field above arm. VF. CNG EA 1999. SNG ANS 380; Dewing 512; HN Italy 2162; HGC 1 1463; SNG Lockett 629var (Δ overstruck on E of Rᵪ); SNG Cop 1800var (same).Christian T
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BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 300-250 BC. AR Triobol 113 views Head of Athena r. wearing crested Corinthian helmet, KPOTΩ above

Herakles advancing right, wearing lion skin and draping it over club held in his hand; koppa to left, OIKIΣTAΣ to right.

300-250 BC
1.05g

Rutter, Historia Numorum 2199; SNG ANS 426; SNG München 1467.

Rare

Ex-ANE


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Bruttium, Rhegion, 415-387 B.C., Drachm 26 views14mm, 3.89 grams
Reference: Sear 502; B.M.C.1.38
Lion's scalp facing.
PHΓINON, Laureate head of Apollo right, olive-sprig behind.

"Dionysios I, after concluding a peace with the Carthaginians, went about securing his power in the island of Sicily. His troops, however, rebelled against him and sought help from, among others, the city of Rhegion (Diod. Sic. 14.8.2). In the ensuing campaigns, Dionyios I proceeded to enslave the citizens of Naxos and Katane, with whom the Rhegians shared a common history and identity (Diod. Sic. 14.40.1). This association was a source of anger and fear for the inhabitants of Rhegion. The Syracusan exiles living there also encouraged the Rhegians to go to war with Syracuse (Diod. Sic. 14.40.3). The overarching strategy of Dionysios I included extending his power into Italy by using Rhegion as a stepping stone to the rest of the peninsula. In 387 BC, after a siege that lasted eleven months, the Rhegians, on the brink of starvation, surrendered to Dionysus. Indeed, we are told that by the end of the siege, a medimnos of wheat cost about five minai (Diod. Sic. 14.111.2). Strabo remarks that, following Dionysios' capture of the city, the Syracusan “destroyed the illustrious city” (Strabo 6.1.6).

The next decade or so of the history of Rhegion is unclear, but sometime during his reign, Dionysios II, who succeeded his father in 367 BC, rebuilt the city, giving it the new name of Phoibia (Strabo 6.1.6). Herzfelder argues that this issue was struck by Dionysios II of Syracuse after he rebuilt the city, and dates it to the period that Dionysios II is thought to have lived in the city. Due to civil strife at Syracuse, Dionysios II was forced to garrison Region, but was ejected from the city by two of his rivals circa 351 BC (Diod. Sic. 16.45.9).

The coin types of Rhegion, founded as a colony of Chalcis, are related to its founding mythology. Some of the earliest tetradrachms of the city, from the mid-5th century BC, depict a lion’s head on the obverse, and a seated figure on the reverse. J.P. Six (in NC 1898, pp. 281-5) identified the figure as Iokastos, the oikistes (founder) of Rhegion (Diod. Sic. 5.8.1; Callimachus fr. 202). Head (in HN), suggested Aristaios, son of Apollo. Iokastos was one of six sons of Aiolos, ruler of the Aeolian Islands. All of the sons of Aiolos secured their own realms in Italy and Sicily, with Iokastos taking the region around Rhegion. Aristaios, born in Libya, discovered the silphium plant, and was the patron of beekeepers (mentioned by Virgil), shepherds, vintners, and olive growers. He also protected Dionysos as a child, and was the lover of Eurydike. The replacement of the seated figure type with the head of Apollo circa 420 BC also suggests the figure could be Aristaios. An anecdote from the first-century BC geographer Strabo (6.1.6 and 6.1.9), which connects Rhegion’s founding to the orders of the Delphic Oracle and Apollo, as the reason for the advent of the new type could be simply serendipitous.

Different theories exist for the lion’s head on the coins of Rhegion. The lion’s head (or mask as it is sometimes described) first appeared on the coinage of Rhegion at the start of the reign of Anaxilas, in about 494 BC. E.S.G. Robinson, in his article “Rhegion, Zankle-Messana and the Samians” (JHS vol. 66, 1946) argues that the lion was a symbol of Apollo. He makes a comparison to the coinage of the nearby city of Kaulonia, “At Kaulonia Apollo’s animal was the deer; if at Rhegion it was the lion, the early appearance and persistence of that type is explained. The lion is a certain, though infrequent, associate of Apollo at all periods.” The link, he suggests, is that the lion was associated with the sun, as was Apollo himself.

The lion’s head could also relate to the exploits of Herakles, who had some significance for the city. The extant sources tell us that Herakles stopped at southern Italy near Rhegion on his return with the cattle of Geryon (Diod. Sic. 4.22.5). It was here that supposedly a bull broke away from the rest of the herd and swam to Sicily (Apollod. 2.5.10). Though but a passing reference in Apollodorus, it is very possible that the Rhegians venerated Herakles. Indeed, Herakles was a very important figure throughout the entire area. Dionysios of Halicarnassus says that “in many other places also in Italy [besides Rome] precincts are dedicated to this god [Herakles] and altars erected to him, both in cities and along highways; and one could scarcely find any place in Italy in which the god is not honoured” (I.40.6). As the skin of the Nemean Lion was one of the main attributes of Herakles, the lion’s head may refer to him through metonymic association."
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