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Elagabalus 218-222 A.D. Denarius RSC246 RIC131.JPG
64 viewsOBV: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
REV: SACRED.DEI SOLIS ELAGAB
Elagabalus standing right sacrificing out of patera over lighted alter and holding club or rod upright; in field,star.
1 commentsnigel nicholson
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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
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118 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
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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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36 viewsPOSTUMUS - 260/268 - Billon Antoninianus - Lugdunum mint
Obv: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Rdiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: HERC PACIFERO, Hercules standing left, holding olive branch and club
Gms 2,27 mm 23,2
RIC 67 Cohen 101
Maxentius
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17 viewsDeutschland

Potsdam

Medaille 1924 (Bronze)

II.Preis , gestiftet vom Potsdamer Schwimmclub

Vs.: Schwimmer greifen nach Lorbeerkranz, den Germania hält

Rs.:Gravur

Gewicht: 16,3g

Durchmesser: 35mm

Erhaltung: vorzüglich _591
Antonivs Protti
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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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35 viewsMacedonian Kingdom. Perseus. 179-168 B.C. AR drachm (15 mm, 2.60 g, 12 h). ca. 171/0 B.C. Aristokrates, magistrate. Head of Helios facing slightly right / P-O, rose with bud to left; in left field, club; above, magistrate's name: [ΑΡΙ]ΣΤΟΚΡΑΤΗΣ. R. J. H. Ashton, ""Clubs, Thunderbolts, Torches, Stars and Caducei: more Pseudo-Rhodian Drachms from Mainland Greece and the Islands,"" NC 162 (2002), 17 (A6/P5; this coin). Toned. Very fine.
Ex Naville V (18 June 1923), 2669. British Museum Duplicate, Ex: British Museum


The Pseudo-Rhodian drachms were struck, probably by the Macedonians under Perseus but possibly by the Romans, to pay for Mercenaries from Crete and Rhodes who would have been familiar with Rhodian coinage. The coins in the name of the magistrate Aristokrates with the club symbol in the field is the largest known individual issue of pseudo-Rhodian drachms from the Third Macedonian War, and used at least twenty-nine obverse dies.
paul1888
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23 viewsMaximinus II Æ Follis. Nicomedia, struck circa AD 311.
IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right
/ HERCVLI VICTORI, Hercules standing right, leaning on club; * and B in left field; SMN in exergue.
RIC VI 68.

21mm, 3.92.
1 commentspaul1888
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10 Vespasian and Titus29 viewsVespasian, 1 July 69 - 24 June 79 A.D., Antioch, Syria

Silver tetradrachm, Prieur 113, McAlee 336, RPC II 1947, Wruck 86, aVF, Antioch mint, weight 13.89g, maximum diameter 24.3mm, die axis 0o, 70 - 71 A.D.; obverse ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑΤ ΚΑΙΣΑ ΟΥΕΣΠΑΣΙΑΝΟΥ, laureate bust right; reverse ETOYC Γ IEPOY (Holy Year 3), eagle standing left on club, wings spread, palm frond left; ex CNG auction 149, lot 286; ex Garth R. Drewry Collection, ex Harmer Rooke (26-28 March 1973), lot 488 (part of).

Struck to pay Titus' legions during and after the First Jewish Revolt. RPC notes c. 320 different dies indicate 6,500,000 Syrian tetradrachms might have been minted. This was the quantity Titus would have needed to pay his four legions. Hoard evidence finds many of these types in Judaea confirming they were used to pay the legions.

Purchased from FORVM!
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Sosius
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14 Trajan27 viewsPHOENICIA, Tyre. Trajan. AD 98-117. AR Tetradrachm (23mm, 13.88 g, 10h). Struck AD 110/1. Laureate head right; below, club left and eagle standing right / Tyche seated right on rock, holding grain ears; below, river god Orontes swimming right, head left. McAlee 470; Prieur 1498. VF.

Ex CNG
Sosius
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17 Antoninus Pius, Hieraopolis-Castabala14 viewsANTONINUS PIUS
AE18 of Hierapolis-Castabala, Cilicia, (3.6g)
138–161 AD
Laureate head of Antoninus Pius, r. / Eagle standing on club, l., ΙΕΡΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ
Robert 51, BMC 7
RI0079
Sosius
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27 Macrinus19 viewsMACRINUS
AR Tetradrachm of Phoenicia, Tyre. AD 217-8. (11g, 25.6mm)

AYT K M OP CE MAKPINOC CE, laureate bust right, with drapery at front of truncation / DHMAPX EX YPATOC PP, eagle standing on club facing, head left, murex shell between legs.

Prieur 1555
Sosius
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449bis38 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "ERCVLI PACIFERO"
Hercules standing left holding club and lions scalp
Unattributed mint
S/P//
RIC - (449 bis)
mauseus
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80217 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “[IMP C CA]RAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “[HERCVLI] PACIF”
Hercules standing left holding ? and club
Unmarked mint
RIC 802
mauseus
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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.
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Demetrios II Nikator, Second reign, 129-125 BC. Silver tetradrachm. Tyre.44 viewsObv: Diademed head of king right.
Rev: Eagle standing on prow left, with palm branch, club surmounted by monogram and monogram in inner left field, two monograms in inner right field, monogram between legs.
References: SC 2195.5b. Newell 179. Hoover 1122.
28 mm, 13,23 g.
1 commentsCanaan
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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
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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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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
hill132
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SOLD Thasos Dionysus Imitative Tetradrachm after 148 BC SOLD14 viewsSOLD Obverse - Dionysus with flowers in his hair and head band.
32.15mm 16.67gm
Reverse- Herekles naked with chlamys cloak & club
M in left field
HPAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΘAΣIΩN,
SOLD

cicerokid
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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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32 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 5.44 g, 12h)
Head of Hercules right
Club
Rostovtsev 2549.1-9; Rostovsev & Prou 374; BM 103-4; München 473-5; Kircheriano 1035, 1040

Ex Artcoins Roma 23 (17 February 2015), lot 582
Ardatirion
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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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9 viewsROME
PB Tessera (18mm, 3.94 g, 12h)
Hercules standing left, holding club and scyphus
Minerva standing facing, holding spear and shield
Rostovtsev 2502.1; München 450-1 var. (size)
Ardatirion
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21 viewsROME
PB Tessera (16mm, 3.87 g, 9 h)
Hercules standing left, resting right foot on rock and club on ground
Ram or sheep standing right
Rostowzew – (but cf. 2476, for an uncertain specimen with Hercules/Ram in Florence)
Ardatirion
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22 viewsEGYPT, Herakleopolis?
PB Tessera (22mm, 5.26 g, 12h)
Bust of Herakles right, club over shoulder; H behind, P before
Artemis standing facing, head right, drawing arrow from quiver and holding bow; hound at side
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3497

Ardatirion
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27 viewsEGYPT, Uncertain
PB Tessera (18mm, 2.83 , 1 h)
Tyche reclining left on couch (hiera klinê, or lectisternium), holding rudder in outstretched right hand and resting head on raised left set on pillow; all within distyle temple with pellet in pediment
Hercules standing left, holding club and small figure of Telesphorus
Milne -; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln -; Roma E-Live 3 (25 October 2018), lot 484 (same dies)
Ardatirion
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88 viewsTHESSALY, The Oitaioi. Circa 167-146 BC.
AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.30 g, 1h)
Herakleia Trachinia mint
Lion’s head left, spear in its jaws
OITAI downward to right, ΩN downward to left, Herakles standing facing, holding club in both hands
Valassiadis 9; BCD Thessaly II 494 (same obverse die)

Ex BCD Collection (Classical Numismatic Group Electronic Auction 290), lot 57; Peus 384 (2 November 2005), lot 199; Vinchon (20 May 1959), lot 483; M. Ratto 11 (16 May 1935), lot 239; R. Ratto (4 April 1927), lot 1023; Naville-Ars Classica V (18 June 1923), lot 1764
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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 DOMNA37 views(wife of Septimius Severus; mother of emperors Geta and Caracalla)
193 - 211 AD
AE 20 4.19 g
O: IOVLIA DOMNA C
DRAPED BUST RIGHT
R: DIONYCOPOLEITWN; B IN LEFT FIELD
HERACLES HOLDING CLUB AND APPLES OF HESPERIDES
Dionysopolis. Moesia Inferior
Varbanov (Eng.) 474, R4
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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 SEVERUS37 views193-211 AD
AE 25.5 mm, 8.66 g
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
O: AVT L CEPT -[ CEVHR PER] laureate head right
R: VP AV[R GALLOV] [NIKOPOLI]TWN / PROC ICTR; bow in exe; Cretan Bull with uplifted forelegs and raised tail left; Herakles, nude, running beside him left, grasping s the bull's horns to subdue him; club on ground behind Herakles’ right foot
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1309; b) Varbanov (engl.) 2710 corr. (doesn't mention club and bow)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. 8.14.14.25
d) Voegtli type 4m; Stoll, Herakles 39
Rare
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum
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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.
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS19 views193-211 AD
AE 25.5 mm, 8.66 g
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
O: AVT L CEPT -[ CEVHR PER] laureate head right
R: VP AV[R GALLOV] [NIKOPOLI]TWN Cretan Bull with uplifted forelegs and raised tail left; Herakles, nude, running beside him left, grasping s the bull's horns to subdue him; club on ground behind Herakles’ right foot; PPOC ICTP and bow in exergue.
MOESIA INFERIOR. Nicopolis ad Istrum; AMNG I 1309. Varbanov 2134. Voegtli type 4m. Stoll, Herakles 39. Hristova/Jekov (2011) No. 8.14.14.25 Very rare
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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) 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
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(0198) CARACALLA27 views198 - 217 AD
struck 201 - 203 AD (under legatus consularis Aurelius Gallus)
AE26 Tetrassarion 25 x 26 mm; 9.92 g
O: AV K M AV ANTΩNINO Laureaet bust of Caracalla draped in paludamentum, right
R: VΠ AV ΓAΛΛOV NIKOΠOΛIT Herakles Farnese standing right, right hand behind back (hides the "Apples of the Hesperides"), resting on club set on rock, ΠPOCI beneath
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum mint; Hristova/Jekov No.8.18.14.6, not listed in AMNG also not listed in Varbanov. Rare

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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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(0238) GORDIAN III --HERCULES23 views238 - 244 AD
BILLON ANT. 21 X 23 mm 4.24 g
O: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVGVSTI
RAD DR BUST R
R: VIRTVTI AVGVST
HERCULES STANDING R LEANING ON CLUB SET ON ROCK
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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) MAXIMIANUS41 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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(VI) 9119 viewsMaximianus I
DN MAXIMIANO PF S AVG
Laureate, cuirassed bust right
HERCVLI CONSERVATORI
Hercules standing facing, head left holding club and bow
-/-//PLN
RIC (VI) 91
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0 - a - Vespasian Silver Tetradrachm - 14.8 Grams - Antioch, Syria.74 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Antioch, Syria.
Silver Tetradrachm of Emperor Vespasian ( 69 - 79 AD )

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate bust of the Emperor facing right.
rev: Eagle, holding a laureate wreath in his beak, standing on club of Hercules facing left, palm branch to left in field.

Size: 28 - 29 mm
Weight: 14.8 Grams.
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0 - Caracalla #00 Tetradrachm - Tyre, Phoenicia - Murex Shell between Eagle's legs59 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (212 - 217 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm, Tyre, Phoenicia.
Struck 213 - 217 A.D. - Tyre Mint (Murex Shell between Eagle's legs as mintmark)

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate bust of Emperor right, cuirassed. Seen from the front.

rev: Eagle standing on club facing, wings spread, tail and head left, wreath in beak, murex shell between legs

Weight: 13.79 Grams
Diameter 26.4 mm
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0 - Caracalla #00 Tetradrachm - Tyre, Phoenicia - Murex Shell between Eagle's legs - 0159 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Caracalla (212 - 217 AD)
Silver Tetradrachm, Tyre, Phoenicia.
Struck 213 - 217 A.D. - Tyre Mint (Murex Shell between Eagle's legs as mintmark)

(titles in Greek)
obv: Laureate bust of Emperor right, cuirassed. Seen from the front.

rev: Eagle standing on club facing, wings spread, tail and head left, wreath in beak, murex shell between legs

Weight: 13.79 Grams
Diameter 26.4 mm
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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, Didrachm197 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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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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023 - Diocletian (284-305 AD), pre-reform Antoninianus - RIC 184 (unlisted var.)30 viewsObv: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, Hercules standing facing, head to left, holding club and trophy.
Minted in Rome (XX crescent IA in exe), first officina, 291 AD.

The exergual mark XX crescent IA is not listed in RIC for this type, nor have I found it anywhere else. Possibly unknown var.? If anyone knows an other ex I would be delighted to hear of it.
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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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027d Trajan. AE quadrant 1.5gm26 viewsobv: IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GERM bust of Hercules, laur.drp. r.
rev: SC eather side of club
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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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037 Annius Verus & Commodus AE17 2.6gm31 viewsobv: confronted busts of Verus l. and Commodus r. club and caduceus between
rev: facade of decastyle temple with eagle in pediment
"sons of M. Aurelius"
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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,
Q-001
"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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049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.14.16, AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC ITPO, Herakles standing right, #1109 views049p Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HHJ-08.14.14.16, AE-17, NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC ITPO, Herakles standing right, #1
avers:- AV-KAI-CE-CEVHPOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NIKOΠOΛI-T-ΠPOC-ITPO, Herakles resting with right hand on club, holding patera in outstreched left hand.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,2-18,4mm, weight: 2,68g, axes: 7h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HHJ-08.14.14.16, p-87, PB-1388, HM-1015,
Q-001
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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
quadrans
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056/4 Subgroup 85 & 86A AE Triens60 viewsAnonymous. Ae Triens. Apulia. 212-208 BC. (9.08 g, 23.72 g) Obv: Helmeted head of Minerva right, four pellets above. Rev: ROMA, prow right, four pellets below.

Originally defined as Crawford 56/4, this type of Triens have been assigned to subgroup 85 & 86A. This is a Q or H triens, that is missing the Q or H. Andrew McCabe gives the subgroup the number F1 which has the following characteristics:

"Mint: Apulia. Second Punic war. Related to RRC 85 H, and RRC 86 anchor and Q. Obverses are in high relief. The general style, for examples Janus, or Hercules’ truncation, or the regular reverse prow, is like RRC 86 anchor and Q. Reverses of Sextans and Quadrans have either regular, or Luceria style, prows with a club in an elevated fighting platform. On regular reverses, the top and central keel lines join half way across prow. Flans are thin and broad akin to late issues of Luceria. All denominations As through Sextans are known."

"The regular reverse prow is tall (height/width) with a fighting platform and deck structure elevated more than usual, and there is always a line extending either side of the deck structure. The keel-lines are also distinctive, with the middle of the three lines always converging with the top line half way across the prow... These specific design features – especially the middle keel line converging with the upper line half way across the prow – are identical with and typical of the RRC 86A Q series from Apulia58... The obverses of all denominations are in high relief, and show high quality engraving."

"So a close geographic and timing link between the Anchor Q, H, L, L-T, CA and P coins can be posited. These coins are certainly a second Punic war issue from Apulia. It remains open for discussion which city minted these group F1 coins, presumably alongside the RRC 85 and RRC 86 issues."

This is one out of six specimens: "F1 Triens: 6 coins, mean 9.4 grams, heaviest 10.5 grams".

All quotes are from the work of Andrew McCabe.

Link to thread at Forvm Ancient Coins: http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=90604.0

On this topic at Andrew McCabe's homepage: http://andrewmccabe.ancients.info/RRC056.html

I would strongly recommend anyone who wants to learn more about Roman Republican coins to give Andrew McCabe's homepage a visit.


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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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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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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 206b118 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG, Laureate bust right
Rev:– P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P, Hercules standing left, holding olive-branch and club
Minted in Rome, A.D. 213
References:– VM 60/2, RIC 206b (Common), RCV02 6828, RSC 221
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071 - Elagabalus denarius - RIC 04067 viewsObv:– IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate, horned, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– SACERD DEI SOLIS ELAGAB, Elagabalus standing right, holding club and patera over lit altar; star in field right
References:– RIC 131

I believe that this is the only coin to contain the title "ELAGAB" which is how we know this emperor today. A nicely struck example with plenty of detail.
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071 - Elagabalus Denarius - RIC 04924 viewsObv:- IMP ANTONINVS - PIVS AVG, laureate, horned, cuirassed and draped bust right
Rev:- P M TR P IIII COS - III P P, emperor standing l., sacrificing out of patera over altar and holding club on left, star to right, two standards to right.
Reference:- RIC 49. RSC 205.
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071 - Elagabalus denarius - RIC 08828 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, horned, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing holding a patera over an altar and a club. Star in left field. Bull behind the altar
Minted in Rome. A.D. 220-222
Reference– BMC 209-210. RIC 88. RSC III 61
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071 - Elagabalus denarius - RIC 08832 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing holding a patera over an altar and a club. Star in left field. Bull behind the altar
Minted in Rome. A.D. 220-222
Reference– BMC 209-210. RIC 88. RSC III 61b
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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,
Q-001
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 116, AR-Denarius, Rome, VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Rare!, #163 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 116, AR-Denarius, Rome, VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Rare!, #1
avers: IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers: VIRTVTI-AVGVSTI, Hercules standing front with club in right hand at feet.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 19,5-20,5mm, weight: 2,93g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 241-243 A.D.(4th Issue), ref: RIC IV-III 116, p-27, C-403,
Q-001
quadrans
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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
quadrans
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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 09543 viewsObv:– IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right, leaning on club, which rests on a rock
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– Van Meter 64, RIC 95, RSC 404
Weight 3.61 gms
Dimensions 22.45mm
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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. Elagabalus year V.11 views Denarius, Jan. 1 - Mar. 11, 222 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG / Laureate bust of Elagabalus.
Reverse: PM TR P V COS IIII P P / Elagabalus standing, sacrificing over an altar, holding a patera and club. Star in field.
3.49 gm., 19 mm.
RIC #52.

This coin is from the last two and a half months of Elagabalus' reign. The reverse die shows damage due to "die clashing." An outline of the back of Elagabalus' head can be seen under COS IIII.
Callimachus
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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
quadrans
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098 Postumus (260-269 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 067, AE-Antoninianus, HERC PACIFERO, Hercules standing right, #1173 views098 Postumus (260-269 A.D.), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 067, AE-Antoninianus, HERC PACIFERO, Hercules standing right, #1
avers: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
reverse: HERC PACIFERO, Hercules standing right, holding olive branch and club.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-22,0mm, weight: 3,37g, axes: 2h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 260-269 A.D.,
ref: RIC V-II 67, RSC 101, Sear 10946,
Q-001
quadrans
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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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100 Kingdom of Bosporus, Rhescuporis II (III), AD 211–22688 viewsElectrum stater, 7.84g, nearly EF
Struck AD 215/6 at Panticapaeum
BACIΛEWC PHCKOVΠOPIΔOC, diademed and draped bust right; club before / Laureate and draped bust of bearded Caracalla right, BIΦ below.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex; Freeman & Sear
MacDonald 555/2; Frolova 200, pl. 45, 14 (same dies); Sear GIC 5482v (date)
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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_),IMP_C_CLAVD(I)VS_AVG,dot,_IVVENTVS_AVG,_RIC-213,T-1057var_,_Antioch,_iss-3,_off-4,_270,_Q-001,_0h,_20mm,_3,01g-s.jpg
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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sept-severus_denarius_hercules.jpg
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!
6 commentsrexesq
Probus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-PROBVS-P-F-AVG_AERCVLI-PACIF_S-XXT_Bust-F_RIC-375-p-58_4th-em_Ticinum_278-AD_Scarce_Q-001_axis-6h_21,5mm_3,25g-s.jpg
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,
Q-001
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Probus_AE-Ant_VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG_AERCVLI-PACIF_S-XXT_Bust-F-l-square_RIC-376-p-58_3rd-em_Ticinum_277-AD_Scarce_Q-001_axis-6h_22-22,5mm_3,36g-s.jpg
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,
Q-001
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Probus_AE-Ant_VIRTVS-PROBI-AVG_HERCVLI-PACIF_S-XXT_Bust-F-square_RIC-376-p-58_Ticinum_376-AD_Scarce_Q-001_0h_22-23mm_3,89g-s.jpg
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,
Q-001
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DSS_Q-001_axis-7h_18-19,5mm_3,56g-s.jpg
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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rjb_p6_03_09.jpg
11351 viewsAE sestertius
Trier Mint
VIRTVS POSTVMI AVG
Helmeted bust left with spear and shield
HERC DEVSONIENSI
Hercules standing right leaning on club
Bastien 113a (obv. and rev. die duplicate)
1 commentsmauseus
RI 115h img.jpg
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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RI 115g img.jpg
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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Diocletianus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-VAL-DIOCLETIANVS-AVG_HERCVLI-CONSERVAT_SXXIT_Ticinum-RIC-V-II-215-p-242_288-AD_Q-001_0h_21-21,5mm_3,41g-s.jpg
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,
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120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 454, AE-Ant., -/-//--, VIRTVTI AVG G, Hercules standing right, #1188 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Lugdunum, RIC V-II 454, AE-Ant., -/-//--, VIRTVTI AVG G, Hercules standing right, #1
avers:- IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
revers:- VIRTVTI AVG G, Hercules standing right, wrestling the Nemean lion; club to left.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5-23,5mm, weight: 3,47g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 289 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-454, p-272,
Q-001
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Maximianus-Herculeus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG_CONSERVATOR-AVG-G_Gamma_XXIdotLambdaIdot_RIC-V-II-581var-p290_C-70var_Siscia_289-90-AD_Q-001_6h_22,5-23,5mm_3,99g-s.jpg
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., Γ/-/XXI•ΛI•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #170 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., Γ/-/XXI•ΛI•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: CONSERVATOR-AVG-G, Maximian standing right on left, holding scepter, facing Hercules on right, resting hand on club; both sacrificing over altar.
exergue: Γ/-/XXI•ΛI•, diameter: 21,5-23,5mm, weight: 3,72g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, date: 289-290 A.D., ref: RIC V-II 581var, p-290,
Q-001
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Maximianus-Herculeus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG_CONSERVATOR-AVG-G_Gamma_dotXXIdotLambdaIdot_RIC-V-II-581var-p290_C-70var_Siscia_289-90-AD_Q-001_6h_23,5mm_3,36g-s.jpg
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/Γ/•XXI•ΛI•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #1210 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/Γ/•XXI•ΛI•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
reverse: CONSERVATOR-AVG-G, Maximian standing right on left, holding scepter, facing Hercules on right, resting hand on club; both sacrificing over altar.
exergue: -/Γ/•XXI•ΛI•, diameter: 23,5mm, weight: 3,36g, axis:6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 289-290 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-581var, p-290,
Q-001
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Maximianus-Herculeus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-A_VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG_CONSERVATOR-AVGG_B-XXI-KOY_RIC-V-II-580-p287_C-71_Siscia_289-90-AD_Q-001_11h_22,5mm_4,36g-s.jpg
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/-//BXXIKOY, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #189 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/-//BXXIKOY, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed, bust right.
reverse: CONSERVATOR-AVG-G, Maximian standing right on left, holding scepter, facing Hercules on right, resting hand on club; both sacrificing over altar.
exergue: -/-//BXXIKOY, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 4,36g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, date: 289-290 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-581var, p-290,
Q-001
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Maximianus-Herculeus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG_CONSERVATOR-AVG-G_XXIGammadotLambdaIdot_RIC-V-II-581var-p290_C-70var_Siscia_289-90-AD_Q-001_0h_22,5mm_3,11g-s.jpg
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/-/XXIΓ•ΛI•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #195 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/-/XXIΓ•ΛI•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: CONSERVATOR-AVG-G, Maximian standing right on left, holding scepter, facing Hercules on right, resting hand on club; both sacrificing over altar.
exergue: -/-/XXIΓ•ΛI•, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: 3,11g, axis: 0h,
mint: Siscia, date: 289-290 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-581var, p-290,
Q-001
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Maximianus-Herculeus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG_CONSERVATOR-AVG-G_XXIAdotHPdot_RIC-V-II-581var-p290_C-70var_Siscia_289-90-AD_Q-001_5h_22-23,5mm_3,12g-s.jpg
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/-/XXIA•HP•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #162 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/-/XXIA•HP•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
reverse: CONSERVATOR-AVG-G, Maximian standing right on left, holding scepter, facing Hercules on right, resting hand on club; both sacrificing over altar.
exergue: -/-/XXIA•HP•, diameter: 22-23,5mm, weight: 3,12g, axis: 5h,
mint: Siscia, date: 289-290 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-581var, p-290,
Q-001
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Maximianus-Herculeus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-A_VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG_CONSERVATOR-AVGG_B_XXI-KOY_RIC-V-II-580-p287_C-71_Siscia_289-90-AD_Q-001_6h_22-23mm_2,98g-s.jpg
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/-/XXIBKOY, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #161 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/-/XXIBKOY, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed, bust right.
reverse: CONSERVATOR-AVG-G, Maximian standing right on left, holding scepter, facing Hercules on right, resting hand on club; both sacrificing over altar.
exergue: -/-/XXIBKOY, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 2,98g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 289-290 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-581var, p-290,
Q-001
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Maximianus-Herculeus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG_CONSERVATOR-AVG-G_XXIBdotKOYdot_RIC-V-II-581var-p290_C-70var_Siscia_289-90-AD_Q-001_11h_21,5-23,5mm_3,72g-s.jpg
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/-/XXIB•KOY•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #1107 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/-/XXIB•KOY•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed, bust right.
reverse: CONSERVATOR-AVG-G, Maximian standing right on left, holding scepter, facing Hercules on right, resting hand on club; both sacrificing over altar.
exergue: -/-/XXIB•KOY•, diameter: 21,5-23,5mm, weight: 3,72g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, date: 289-290 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-581var, p-290,
Q-001
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Maximianus-Herculeus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-A_VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG_CONSERVATOR-AVGG_B_XXI-KOY_RIC-V-II-580-p287_C-71_Siscia_289-90-AD_Q-001_6h_22-22,5mm_3,63gs.jpg
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/B/XXIKOY, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #167 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., -/B/XXIKOY, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed, bust right.
reverse: CONSERVATOR-AVG-G, Maximian standing right on left, holding scepter, facing Hercules on right, resting hand on club; both sacrificing over altar.
exergue: -/B/XXIKOY, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,63g, axis: 6h,
mint: Siscia, date: 289-290 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-581var, p-290,
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Maximianus-Herculeus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG_CONSERVATOR-AVG-G_A_XXIHP_RIC-V-II-581var-p290_C-70var_Siscia_289-90-AD_Q-001_7h_22-22,5mm_3,34gs.jpg
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., A/-/XXIHP, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #166 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., A/-/XXIHP, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules, #1
avers: IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, bust right.
reverse: CONSERVATOR-AVG-G, Maximian standing right on left, holding scepter, facing Hercules on right, resting hand on club; both sacrificing over altar.
exergue: A/-/XXIHP, diameter: 22-22,5mm, weight: 3,34g, axis: 7h,
mint: Siscia, date: 289-290 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-581var, p-290,
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Maximianus-Herculeus_AE-Ant_IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG_CONSERVATOR-AVG-G_A_dotXXIHPdot_RIC-V-II-581var-p290_C-70var_Siscia_289-90-AD_Q-001_7h_22,5-23mm_3,62g-s.jpg
120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., A/-/•XXIHP•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules,86 views120 Maximianus Herculeus (285-286 Caesar, 286-305, 307-308 & 310 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC V-II 581var, AE-Ant., A/-/•XXIHP•, CONSERVATOR AVG G, Maximian and Hercules,
avers: IMP-C-M-A-VAL-MAXIMIANVS-P-F-AVG, Radiate, bust right.
reverse: CONSERVATOR-AVG-G, Maximian standing right on left, holding scepter, facing Hercules on right, resting hand on club; both sacrificing over altar.
exergue: A/-/•XXIHP•, diameter: 21,5-23,5mm, weight: 3,72g, axis: 11h,
mint: Siscia, date: 289-290 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-581var, p-290,
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Maximianus_Q-009_h_mm_g-s.jpg
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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RI_122q_img.jpg
122 - Claudius II Gothicus - RIC V Antioch 21318 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev:– IVVENTVS AVG, Hercules standing facing, head turned right, holding club set on ground in right hand, apple in left
Minted in Antioch (//D). A.D. 68 - 270
Reference:– RIC 213
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14-Gordian-III-RIC-116.jpg
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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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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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 standing15 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 454 Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right13 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGG, Hercules, standing right, with club thrown behind him
Minted in Lugdunum (-). Emission 5. Autumn A.D. 287 – Autumn A.D. 289
Reference(s) – Bastien XI 215. RIC V Pt 2 Lugdunum 454 (S)
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 458 Bust Type C11 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG, Radiate, helmeted cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGG, Hercules, standing right, with club thrown behind him
Minted in Lugdunum (No marks). Emission 5. Officina 3. Autumn A.D. 287 – Autumn A.D. 289
Reference:– Cohen -. RIC V Pt. 2 458 Bust Type C. Bastien Volume VII 216 (5 examples cited).
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 458 Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right47 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG, Radiate, helmeted cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGG, Hercules, standing right, with club thrown behind him
Minted in Lugdunum (No marks). Emission 5. Officina 3. Autumn A.D. 287 – Autumn A.D. 289
Reference:– Cohen 647. Bastien Volume VII 218. RIC V Pt. 2 458 (S)
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 460 Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left21 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGG, Hercules, standing right, with club thrown behind him, being crowned by Victory flying right
Minted in Lugdunum (No marks). Emission 5. Officina 3. Autumn A.D. 287 – Autumn A.D. 289
Reference:– RIC V Pt. 2 Lugdunum 460. Bastien 231 (1 example cited)

Fully silvered with very little sign of wear. A very pleasing example in hand. If only I could improve my photography to show how nice the silvering is
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146 - Maximianus - RIC V pt II 462 Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right23 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXIMIANVS P AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGG, Hercules, standing right, with club thrown behind him, being crowned by Victory flying right
Minted in Lugdunum (No marks). Emission 5. Officina 3. Autumn A.D. 287 – Autumn A.D. 289
References:– RIC V Part 2 462 Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust right (S) . Bastien Volume VII 233
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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 - RIC V pt II 678 Bust Type C24 viewsObv:– GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– CONCORDIA AVGG, Two concordia holding hands, each holding cornucopiae
Minted in Lugdunum (Club in exe.). Emission 10, Officina 2. 1st March to 20th November A.D. 293
References:– RIC V Part 2 678 Bust Type C. Bastien Volume VII 494
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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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148 Hadrian Denarius Roma 124-28 AD Hercules27 viewsReference. Scarce
Strack 154; RIC 148; C. 332

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
laureate head right with drapery on left shoulder

Rev: COS III
Hercules seated right on cuirass, holding club set on shields and Victory facing right.

3.14 gr
16 mm
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149 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Hercules22 viewsReference.
Strack 155; RIC 149d; C331

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. COS III
Hercules seated right on cuirass, holding club and distaff (?), no helmet behind cuirass

2.9 gr
18 mm
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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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170 Commodus 51 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 AD33 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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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
ga77
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1cj Balbinus20 views238

Sestertius

Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust, right, seen from front, right, IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG
Felicitas standing facing, head left, holding caduceus in right hand, PM TR P COS II PP SC

RIC 18

Herodian wrote, continuing the story of the rebellions against Maximinus: When the death of the elder Gordian was reported at Rome, . . . the senate therefore thought it best to meet and consider what should be done. Since they had already cast the die, they voted to issue a declaration of war and choose two men from their own ranks to be joint emperors. . . . Other senators received votes, but on the final count [Pupienus] Maximus and Balbinus were elected joint emperors by majority opinion. . . .

[Pupienus] had held many army commands; appointed prefect of Rome, he administered the office with diligence and enjoyed among the people a good reputation for his understanding nature, his intelligence, and his moderate way of life. Balbinus, an aristocrat who had twice served as consul and had governed provinces without complaint, had a more open and frank nature. After their election, the two men were proclaimed Augusti, and the Senate awarded them by decree all the imperial honors.

While these actions were being taken on the Capitoline Hill, the people, whether they were informed by Gordian's friends and fellow countrymen or whether they learned it by rumor, filled the entire street leading up to the Capitol. The huge mob was armed with stones and clubs, for they objected to the Senate's action and particularly disapproved of [Pupienus]. The prefect ruled the city too strictly for the popular taste, and was very harsh in his dealings with the criminal and reckless elements of the mob. In their fear and dislike of [Pupienus], they kept shouting threats to kill both emperors, determined that the emperor be chosen from the family of Gordian and that the title remain in that house and under that name.

Balbinus and [Pupienus] surrounded themselves with an escort of swordsmen from the young equestrians and the discharged soldiers living in Rome, and tried to force their way from the Capitol. The mob, armed with stones and clubs, prevented this until, at someone's suggestion, the people were deceived. There was in Rome at that time a little child, the son of Gordian's daughter, who bore his grandfather's name.

The two emperors ordered some of their men to bring the child to the Capitol. Finding the lad playing at home, they lifted him to their shoulders and brought him to the Capitol through the midst of the crowd. Showing the boy to the people and telling them that he was the son of Gordian, they called him "Gordian," while the mob cheered the boy and scattered leaves in his path. The senate appointed him caesar, since he was not old enough to be emperor. The mob, placated, allowed the imperial party to proceed to the palace.

Blindado
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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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2) The Pompeians: Sicinia 113 viewsQ. Sicinius and C. Coponius.
AR Denarius, 49 BC. Mint in the east moving with Pompey.

Q. SICINIVS III. VIR, diademed head of Apollo right; star below; multiple bankers' marks / C. COPONIVS. PR. S. C., club of Hercules, arrow & bow.
RM0023

Crawford 444/1a; Syd 939, Sicinia 1, Sear5 #413
Sosius
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2. Antiochos I Soter24 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. 281-261 BC. Æ Antioch mint. Laureate head of Zeus right / Thunderbolt; club and monogram above, jawbone below; SC 343; HGC 9, 149.1 commentsecoli
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2. Antiochos I Soter 13 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. 281-261 BC. Æ . Antioch mint. Anchor on boss of Macedonian shield / Elephant standing right; monogram and [club] above, jawbone in exergue. SC 341; HGC 9, 195.1 commentsecoli
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2014.105.440 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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2014.105.636 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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2014-141-3_AE18_TarsusAlexanderTheGreatClubBowinBowcase-Forum.jpg
2014.141.329 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;
gordian_guy
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202. Caracalla; Antiochia ad Orontem, Seleucis and Pieria, Syria18 viewsCARACALLA, 198-217 AD, SYRO-PHOENICIAN COINAGE, AR TETRADRACHM MINTED AT ANTIOCH, PRIEUR # 233 (38) SMALL CLUB ISSUE OF WAR ISSUES MINTED 215-217AD ecoli
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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.
Callimachus
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21. Roman Macedon: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.41 viewsTetradrachm, ca 90 - 75 BC, Thessalonika mint.
Obverse: ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ / Head of Alexander, wearing the Horn of Ammon.
Θ behind.
Reverse: AESILLAS Q / Club between money-chest and quaesteor's chair, all in olive-wreath.
16.23 gm., 29 mm.
S. #1463.

The dating of this series is far from certain. The traditional theory of ca 94 - 88 BC is supported by Athenian overstrikes. Others favor dates from the mid- 80s BC through the early 60s BC.
1 commentsCallimachus
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213 AD - Caracalla 198-217 AD - Hercules291 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.
berserker
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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
Blayne W
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22032 Gallienus VIRTVS AVG28 viewsGallienus/ VIRTVS AVG
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG
Gallienus facing right, Radiate, cuirassed
Rev: VIRTVS AVG
Hercules standing right holding club and apple
VIIC in Exergue
Mint:Antioch 21.3mm 3g
RIC V-1 (S), Asian Mint 623; Goebl 1647b; Sear 10404
2 commentsBlayne W
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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 -

1 commentsBlayne W
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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 -
Blayne W
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238325 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
HERC DEVSONIENSI
Hercules standing right leaning on club
Mint 1 (Trier), Issue 1
Cunetio 2383
mauseus
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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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244783 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
PM TRP VIII COS IIII PP
Bow, club and quiver
Mint 1 (Trier), Issue 5
Cunetio 2447
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2450 cf112 viewsPOSTVMVS AVG
Radiate, nude bust left, lion's scalp on shoulder and holding club
PAX AVG
Pax standing left holding transverse sceptre
Mint 1 (Trier), Issue 5
Cunetio - (cf 2450)
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249711 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS EQVITVM -/-//S
Hercules standing right, arm behind back and resting on club on rocks
Milan Mint, Issue 5
Cunetio 2497
mauseus
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2819 PISIDIA, Selge Hadrian AE 20 Thunderbolt and club22 viewsReference.
RPC 3, 2819; SNG France 2010-12

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС ΚΑΙСΑΡ
laureate bust right

Rev. CEΛΓΕΩΝ/SELGEWN
Winged thunderbolt between bow and club

6.21 gr
20 mm
12h
okidoki
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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
berserker
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285-305 AD - MAXIMIANUS silvered AE antoninianus16 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.AVR.VAL.MAXIMIANVS.PF.AVG (radiate cuirassed bust right)
rev: IOVI.ET.HERCVLI.CONSER.AVGG / Δ / XXI (Jupiter standing right holding scepter & orb facing Hercules standing left holding Victory & club)
ref: RIC622, C.311
mint: Antiochia, struck 285-295 AD
4.87gms, 22mm
berserker
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28614 viewsMaximianus I 286-305 AD
AR antoninianus
Siscia Mint
IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVGVSTORVM
Hercules stg right holding bow, lion scalp and club
-/-/XXIB
RIC 591
mauseus
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28619 viewsMaximianus I 286-305 AD
AE antoninianus
Lugdunum Mint
IMP C MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
Radiate, helmeted & cuirassed bust right
VIRTVTI AVGG
Hercules stg right wrestling lion, club at feet
-/-/-
RIC 454
mauseus
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28623 viewsMaximianus I 286-305 AD
AE antoninianus
Lugdunum Mint
IMP C VAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVGG
Hercules standing tight leaning on lion clad club
C/-/-
RIC 437
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28633 viewsMaximianus I 286-305 AD
AE denarius
Uncertain Mint
MAXIMIANVS AVG CONS III
Laureate consular bust left holding eagle tipped sceptre
HERCVLI CONSERVATORI
Hercules standing right leaning on club after completing his labours
-/-//-
RIC (V) -
mauseus
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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
berserker
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2955 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian 135-36 AD Tyche seated on throne37 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2955; SNG von Aulock 6538-9; Lindgren I 1735; cf SNG Cop 316.

Issue Year 20

Obv. AVTO KAIC TPAIA AΔPIANOC CЄBACTOC.
Laureate head right.

Rev. TVANЄΩN TΩN T T IЄP ACV AVT. ЄT K (date) across field
Tyche seated left on throne decorated with sphinx, holding grain ears and bunch of grapes; below, river god swimming left, head facing, holding club

11.04 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
ex Lindgren 1735
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2955 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian 135-36 AD Tyche seated on throne25 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2955; SNG von Aulock 6538-9; Lindgren I 1735; cf SNG Cop 316.

Issue Year 20

Obv. AVTO KAIC TPAIA AΔPIANOC CЄBACTOC.
Laureate head right.

Rev. TVANЄΩN TΩN T T IЄP ACV AVT. ЄT K (date) across field
Tyche seated left on throne decorated with sphinx, holding grain ears and bunch of grapes; below, river god swimming left, head facing, holding club

10.2 gr
25 mm
12h
okidoki
1035_P_Hadrian_RPC2955.jpg
2955 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian 135-36 AD Tyche seated on throne18 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2955/25; cf SNG von Aulock 6538-9; Lindgren I 1735; cf SNG Cop 316. (crescent)

Issue Year 20

Obv. AVTO KAIC TPAIA AΔPIANOC CЄBACTOC.
Laureate head right.

Rev. TVANЄΩN TΩN T T IЄP ACV AVT. ЄT K (date) across field
Tyche seated left on throne decorated with sphinx, holding grain ears and bunch of grapes and below crescent; below, river god swimming left, head facing, holding club

11.15 gr
26 mm
12h
okidoki
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2955 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian Æ 135-36 AD Tyche seated on throne15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 2955; SNG von Aulock 6538-9; Lindgren I 1735; cf SNG Cop 316.

Issue Year 20

Obv. AVTO KAIC TPAI AΔPIANOC CЄBACTOC.
Laureate head right.

Rev. TVANЄΩN TΩN T T IЄP ACV AVT. ЄT K (date) across field
Tyche seated left on throne decorated with sphinx, holding grain ears and bunch of grapes; below, river god swimming left, head facing, holding club

11.26 gr
25 mm
12h
okidoki
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2957 CAPPADOCIA, Tyana. Hadrian, 135-36 AD Club8 viewsReference
RPC III, 2957;

Issue Year 20

Obv. ΑΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΡ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕΒΑС(ΤΟС ?)
Laureate head of Hadrian, right

Rev. ΤΥΑΝΕΩΝ ΤΩ ΠΡ ΤΑ ΙΕΡ ΑСΥ ΑΥΤ
Club; in field, l. and r., ΕΤ Κ

4.29 gr
17 mm
12h
okidoki
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297/1b. Quinctia - denarius (112-111 BC)31 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 112-111 BC)
O/ Bust of Hercules seen from behind, with head turned to left and club over shoulder.
R/ Desultor right, wearing cuirass; control-mark behind; rat right between TI Q below; D.S.S. incuse on tablet in exergue.
3.82g; 118mm
Crawford 297/1b (87 obverse dies/109 reverse dies)
- Naville Numismatics Live Auction 36, lot 534.

* Tiberius Quinctius:

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

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

The reverse with the desultor was perhaps a statue, as the legend DSS stands for "de Senatus Sententia", usually found on public monuments.
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2x Illyrian drachm40 viewsDyrrhachium, Illyria, AR drachm. AΛKAIOΣ, cow standing right, head left, suckling calf, grain-ear below / DUR NIKOMACOU around double stellate pattern.

Dyrrhachium, Illyria. AR Stater. Circa 450-350 BC. Cow standing left suckling calf, small Δ on cow's rump / Δ Y P, double stellate pattern; club beneath.

Both weight: 6.1g

(NEED TO ADDITIONALLY MORE PRECISELY IDENTIFY)
Flamur H
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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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3072 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian, Hemidrachm 119-20 AD Club28 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3072; Sydenham, Caesarea 257; SNG Copenhagen 223; BMC 143

Issue Year 4

Obv. AVTO KAIC TRAI ADRIANOC CEBACT
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., with drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. Є T-Δ
Vertical club

1.92 gr
14 mm
12 h
okidoki
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3109 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea Hadrian Didrachm 128-38 AD Club 34 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3109; BMC p. 61, 135; Hunter II p. 587, 43; Metcalf p. 122, 99; SNG Copenhagen 231; SNG von Aulock 6421; Sydenham p. 78, 280

Obv. AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC
Laureate head right.

Rev. ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙΔΟС (Issue Hadrian Pater Patriae)
Club, handle at top

6.21 gr
21.5 mm
6 h.
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3116 CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea Hadrian Didrachm 128-38 AD Club39 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3116; S 283; Metcalf Conspectus 103 corr.; Cop: 232

Issue Hadrian Pater Patriae

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹΕΒΑϹΤΟϹ
Laureate head of Hadrian, left

Rev. ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ ΥΠΑΤΟϹ ΤΟ Γ
Club, handle at top

5.97 gr
22 mm
12h
okidoki
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3146A CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian 117-18 AD Club in wreath19 viewsReference.
RPC III --;

Issue Year 2

Obv.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ET B
Club in wreath

1.83 gr
13 mm
12h
okidoki
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3146A CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian 117-18 AD Club in wreath18 viewsReference.
RPC III 3146A

Issue Year 2

Obv.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ET B
Club in wreath

2.16 gr
13 mm
6h
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3147A CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. Hadrian 120-21 AD Club in wreath22 viewsReference.
RPC III 3147A; Pudill in GN 285, 2016 148

Issue Year 5

Obv.
Laureate head right.

Rev. ET E
Club in wreath

1.84 gr
12 mm
6h
okidoki
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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
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
1224_P_Hadrian_Pseudo_RPC3303.jpg
3303 CILICIA, Tarsus, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian, Perseus standing27 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3303; SNG BN 1437-41;

Obv. ΑΔΡΙΑΝΗϹ ΤΑΡϹΕΩΝ
Head of bearded Heracles r., crowned with oak-leaves, club on l. shoulder

Rev. ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩϹ
Perseus, wearing winged sandals, standing, l., holding cult statue of Apollo holding wolves in r. hand, chlamys and harpe in l.; at his feet, lion, l., attacking bull kneeling, l.; in field, l., ΒΟΗ/ΘΟΥ disposed either vertically, either horizontally

16.01 gr
30 mm
12h
3 commentsokidoki
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336-323 BC - Alexander (III) The Great - Club, Bow and Case Reverse51 viewsKing: Alexander (III) The Great (r. 336-323 BC)
Date: 336 - about 300 BC?
Condition: Fair
Size: AE17

Obverse: Head of Herakles right

Reverse: AΛEΞANΔPOY between club above and bow and case below.
Alexander

Unknown mint
3.70g; 17.8mm; 30°
Pep
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34. Baktria: Euthydemos II.91 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.
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359-336 BC Philip II30 viewsMacedonian KIngdom Philip II 359-336 b.c
AE Quarter Unit
Obverse:Head of Herakles right
Reverse:FILIPPOY up and down of club

10.79mm 1.35gm

SNG COP 620
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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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37230 viewsAE double sestertius
Uncertain mint (cast)
IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
HERC PACIFERO
Hercules standing left, club over shoulder
Bastien 372
mauseus
984P_Hadrian_RPC4021.JPG
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
939_P_Hadrian_RPC4031.jpg
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.
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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
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55 BC Gn. Plancius150 viewsCN PLANCIVS AED CVR SC
Head of Macedonia right, wearing causia

Cretan goat standing right, bow and quiver behind
IIZ (old museum number?) in Ex.

Rome 55 BC
3.46g

Sear 396, RRC 432/1

Ex-Canadian Coin

Gnaeus Plancius was a friend of Cicero and strikes this coin as curule aedile. The type recalls his military service in Crete under the Proconsul Q. Metellus. He was also a military tribune under C. Antonius. He later returned to Macedonia as questor under the Propraetor L. Appuleius Saturninus. While serving as Questor in Thessalonia Plancius courageously took in Cicero as a guest in his official residence. Earlier that year (January or Early February of 58 BC.) Cicero was exiled from Italy and Rome because of the Tribune Clodius' legislation which confiscated Cicero's property and forced him to stay 400 miles out of the city of Rome. Clodius was eventually killed along the Appian Way by his rival Milo. Cicero took up the case for the defense of Milo unsuccessfully. In 54 BC Cicero defended Gn. Plancius in a court case (Pro Plancio) in which A. Laterensis accused Plancius of illegally organizing voting clubs (Colegia) to sway the elections and of bribery. Cicero was able to get Plancius acquitted and wrote his Pro Plancio which outlined his speeches and lines of questioning.
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5596 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Tetradrachm 125-26 AD Agathodaemon50 viewsReference.
Emmett 804.10; Köln 894; Dattari 1552; RPC III, 5596

Issue L ΔΕΚΑΤΟΥ = year 10

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ - ΤΡΑΙAN ΑΔΡ CΕΒ
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev. L ΔEKATOY
Agathodaemon erect right at left, wearing skhent and enfolding caduceus, facing Uraeus erect left at right, wearing disk and horns, enfolding sistrum, their tails knotted together and holding a club erect

13.35 gr
23 mm
1 commentsokidoki
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5701 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Pan left holding pedum/lagobalon18 viewsReference.
Emmett 1196.11; Milne 1238; Köln 972; RPC III, 5701

Issue L ΙΑ = year 11

Obv. no legend.
Laureate head right.

Rev. LI-A (Year 11)
Pan, advancing left holding pedum/lagobalon

2.03 gr
14 mm

Note.
There are two sub-varieties: Pan with pedum (e.g. BMC 700-701, 2879) and Pan of Mendes with club and pedum (BMC 702, 2878).

Half man and half goat, a spritely horned Pan holds one of his usual attributes in his upraised right hand – a throwing stick or lagobolon used for hunting rabbits, one of the god’s favorite animals. In his left hand he carries a small bag, perhaps to secure the quarry. Pan is known for his prowess in hunting smaller rather than larger game, the pursuit of which was presided over by Artemis as ultimate goddess of the hunt.
okidoki
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5701 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Dichalkon 126-27 AD Pan of Mendes with club and pedum 14 viewsReference.
Emmett 1196.11; RPC III, 5701; (BMC 702, 2878 Club ); Köln 973

Issue L ΙΑ = year 11

Obv. no legend.
Laureate head right.

Rev. LI-A (Year 11)
Pan of Mendes with club and pedum

2.1 gr
15 mm
12h

Note.
There are two sub-varieties: Pan with pedum (e.g. BMC 700-701, 2879) and Pan of Mendes with club and pedum (BMC 702, 2878).

Half man and half goat, a spritely horned Pan holds one of his usual attributes in his upraised right hand – a throwing stick or lagobolon used for hunting rabbits, one of the god’s favorite animals. In his left hand he carries a small bag, perhaps to secure the quarry. Pan is known for his prowess in hunting smaller rather than larger game, the pursuit of which was presided over by Artemis as ultimate goddess of the hunt.
okidoki
841_P_Hadrian_Emmett1135_14.jpg
5754 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Diobol 129-30 AD Harpocrates standing22 viewsReference
RPC 5754/11 (this coin). Dattari- Savio Pl. 89, 7676 (this coin); Emmett 1135.14; Köln --

Issue L IΔ = year 14

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

Rev. L ΙΔ
Harpocrates standing facing, head l., raising finger to lips and holding hawk-tipped club; behind, ram

7.86 gr
25 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari collection
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6001 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Harpokrates22 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6001; Emmett 979.19; Köln 1176; Milne 1472; Dattari 1730;

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

Obv. AΥT KAIC TΡAIAN AΔΡIANOC CEB,
laureate bust right, draper on left shoulder, seen from behind

Rev. L ENNEAK Δ
Harpokrates of Herakleopolis standing left, wearing hem-hem crown, chiton and peplos, right hand with finger to lips, club in left, candalbra altar left.

21.61 gr
35 mm
12h
okidoki
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6040 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 134-35 AD Isis as mother5 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6040.13; Dattari-Savio Pl. 96, 7874 (this coin); Emmett 998.19

Issue L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ = year 19

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r., seen from rear

Rev. L ƐΝΝƐΑΚ·Δ
Temple (Greco-Egyptian) with two columns enclosing Isis, crowned with disc, horns and plumes, seated r.; on knee, Harpocrates, crowned with pschent, raising hand and holding club

20.22 gr
33 mm
12h
okidoki
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6098 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Drachm 135-36 AD Harpokrates10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6098; Dattari-Savio Pl. 83, 7668 (this coin); Emmett 977.20

Issue L K = year 20

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙС ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СƐΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, left

Rev. L Κ
Harpocrates of Mendes standing facing, head l., raising finger to lips and holding club surmounted by hawk; to l., Ram, wearing crown composed of two uraei and disk

20.93 gr
33 mm
12h
okidoki
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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.
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6399 EGYPT, Alexandria Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Heracles standing21 viewsReference.
Emmett 1233.11; RPC III, 6399; Dattari 6356. Dattari-Savio Pl. 309, 387 (this coin).

Issue Prosopite

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СΕΒ
Laureate and draped bust of Hadrian, right.

Rev. ΠΡΟСω, L ΙΑ
Young Harsomtous/Heracles standing, facing, head l., wearing nemes and hem-hem crown, raising r. hand to mouth, holding club surmounted by falcon in l. hand.

5.51 gr
19.5 mm
12h

Note.
From the Dattari Collection.
okidoki
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6435 EGYPT, Alexandria. Hadrian Nome Obol 126-27 AD Khonsou-Harakhte standing11 viewsReference.
RPC III, 6435.26; Dattari-Savio Pl. 307, 11069; Emmett 1270

Issue Xoite

Obv. ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ СΕΒ
Laureate head of Hadrian, r., drapery on l. shoulder

Rev. ΞΟΙΤ, L ΙΑ
Khonsou-Harakhte/Heracles standing, facing, head l., wearing pschent, holding club in l. hand, and ram, l., in r. hand

4.95 gr
19 mm
12h
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706a, Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D.73 views6, Nero, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D. AE setertius, Date: 66 AD; RIC I 516, 36.71 mm; 25.5 grams; aVF. Obverse: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PONT MAX TR POT PP, Laureate bust right; Reverse: S C, ROMA, Roma seated left, exceptional portrait and full obverse legends. Ex Ancient Imports.

NERO (54-68 A.D.)

It is difficult for the modern student of history to realize just how popular Nero actually was, at least at the beginning of his reign. Rome looked upon her new Emperor with hope. He was the student of Seneca, and he had a sensitive nature. He loved art, music, literature, and theatre. He was also devoted to horses and horse racing—a devotion shared by many of his subjects. The plebs loved their new Emperor. As Professor of Classics Judith P. Hallett (University of Maryland, College Park) says, “It is not clear to me that Nero ever changed or that Nero ever grew-up, and that was both his strength and his weakness. Nero was an extraordinarily popular Emperor: he was like Elvis” (The Roman Empire in the First Century, III. Dir. Margaret Koval and Lyn Goldfarb. 2001. DVD. PBS/Warner Bros. 2003).

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

Herbert W. Benario
Emory University

Introduction and Sources
The five Julio-Claudian emperors are very different one from the other. Augustus dominates in prestige and achievement from the enormous impact he had upon the Roman state and his long service to Rome, during which he attained unrivaled auctoritas. Tiberius was clearly the only possible successor when Augustus died in AD 14, but, upon his death twenty-three years later, the next three were a peculiar mix of viciousness, arrogance, and inexperience. Gaius, better known as Caligula, is generally styled a monster, whose brief tenure did Rome no service. His successor Claudius, his uncle, was a capable man who served Rome well, but was condemned for being subject to his wives and freedmen. The last of the dynasty, Nero, reigned more than three times as long as Gaius, and the damage for which he was responsible to the state was correspondingly greater. An emperor who is well described by statements such as these, "But above all he was carried away by a craze for popularity and he was jealous of all who in any way stirred the feeling of the mob." and "What an artist the world is losing!" and who is above all remembered for crimes against his mother and the Christians was indeed a sad falling-off from the levels of Augustus and Tiberius. Few will argue that Nero does not rank as one of the worst emperors of all.

The prime sources for Nero's life and reign are Tacitus' Annales 12-16, Suetonius' Life of Nero, and Dio Cassius' Roman History 61-63, written in the early third century. Additional valuable material comes from inscriptions, coinage, papyri, and archaeology.


Early Life
He was born on December 15, 37, at Antium, the son of Cnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbusand Agrippina. Domitius was a member of an ancient noble family, consul in 32; Agrippina was the daughter of the popular Germanicus, who had died in 19, and Agrippina, daughter of Agrippa, Augustus' closest associate, and Julia, the emperor's daughter, and thus in direct descent from the first princeps. When the child was born, his uncle Gaius had only recently become emperor. The relationship between mother and uncle was difficult, and Agrippina suffered occasional humiliation. But the family survived the short reign of the "crazy" emperor, and when he was assassinated, it chanced that Agrippina's uncle, Claudius, was the chosen of the praetorian guard, although there may have been a conspiracy to accomplish this.

Ahenobarbus had died in 40, so the son was now the responsibility of Agrippina alone. She lived as a private citizen for much of the decade, until the death of Messalina, the emperor's wife, in 48 made competition among several likely candidates to become the new empress inevitable. Although Roman law forbade marriage between uncle and niece, an eloquent speech in the senate by Lucius Vitellius, Claudius' closest advisor in the senatorial order, persuaded his audience that the public good required their union. The marriage took place in 49, and soon thereafter the philosopher Seneca [[PIR2 A617]] was recalled from exile to become the young Domitius' tutor, a relationship which endured for some dozen years.

His advance was thereafter rapid. He was adopted by Claudius the following year and took the name Tiberius Claudius Nero Caesar or Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germanicus, was preferred to Claudius' natural son, Britannicus, who was about three years younger, was betrothed to the emperor's daughter Octavia, and was, in the eyes of the people, the clear successor to the emperor. In 54, Claudius died, having eaten some poisoned mushrooms, responsibility for which was believed to be Agrippina's, and the young Nero, not yet seventeen years old, was hailed on October 13 as emperor by the praetorian guard.


The First Years of Rule
The first five years of Nero's rule are customarily called the quinquennium, a period of good government under the influence, not always coinciding, of three people, his mother, Seneca, and Sextus Afranius Burrus, the praetorian prefect. The latter two were allies in their "education" of the emperor. Seneca continued his philosophical and rhetorical training, Burrus was more involved in advising on the actualities of government. They often combined their influence against Agrippina, who, having made her son emperor, never let him forget the debt he owed his mother, until finally, and fatally, he moved against her.

Nero's betrothal to Octavia was a significant step in his ultimate accession to the throne, as it were, but she was too quiet, too shy, too modest for his taste. He was early attracted to Poppaea Sabina, the wife of Otho, and she continually goaded him to break from Octavia and to show himself an adult by opposing his mother. In his private life, Nero honed the musical and artistic tastes which were his chief interest, but, at this stage, they were kept private, at the instigation of Seneca and Burrus.

As the year 59 began, Nero had just celebrated his twenty-first birthday and now felt the need to employ the powers which he possessed as emperor as he wished, without the limits imposed by others. Poppaea's urgings had their effect, first of all, at the very onset of the year, with Nero's murder of his mother in the Bay of Naples.

Agrippina had tried desperately to retain her influence with her son, going so far as to have intercourse with him. But the break between them proved irrevocable, and Nero undertook various devices to eliminate his mother without the appearance of guilt on his part. The choice was a splendid vessel which would collapse while she was on board. As this happened, she swam ashore and, when her attendant, having cried out that she was Agrippina, was clubbed to death, Agrippina knew what was going on. She sent Nero a message that she was well; his response was to send a detachment of sailors to finish the job. When she was struck across the head, she bared her womb and said, "Strike here, Anicetus, strike here, for this bore Nero," and she was brutally murdered.

Nero was petrified with fear when he learned that the deed had been done, yet his popularity with the plebs of Rome was not impaired. This matricide, however, proved a turning point in his life and principate. It appeared that all shackles were now removed. The influence of Seneca and Burrus began to wane, and when Burrus died in 62, Seneca realized that his powers of persuasion were at an end and soon went into retirement. Britannicus had died as early as 55; now Octavia was to follow, and Nero became free to marry Poppaea. It may be that it had been Burrus rather than Agrippina who had continually urged that Nero's position depended in large part upon his marriage to Octavia. Burrus' successor as commander of the praetorian guard, although now with a colleague, was Ofonius Tigellinus, quite the opposite of Burrus in character and outlook. Tigellinus became Nero's "evil twin," urging and assisting in the performance of crimes and the satisfaction of lusts.


Administrative and Foreign Policy
With Seneca and Burrus in charge of administration at home, the first half-dozen years of Nero's principate ran smoothly. He himself devoted his attention to his artistic, literary, and physical bents, with music, poetry, and chariot racing to the fore. But his advisors were able to keep these performances and displays private, with small, select audiences on hand. Yet there was a gradual trend toward public performance, with the establishment of games. Further, he spent many nights roaming the city in disguise, with numerous companions, who terrorized the streets and attacked individuals. Those who dared to defend themselves often faced death afterward, because they had shown disrespect for the emperor. The die was being cast for the last phases of Nero's reign.


The Great Fire at Rome and The Punishment
of the Christians
The year 64 was the most significant of Nero's principate up to this point. His mother and wife were dead, as was Burrus, and Seneca, unable to maintain his influence over Nero without his colleague's support, had withdrawn into private life. The abysmal Tigellinus was now the foremost advisor of the still young emperor, a man whose origin was from the lowest levels of society and who can accurately be described as criminal in outlook and action. Yet Nero must have considered that he was happier than he had ever been in his life. Those who had constrained his enjoyment of his (seemingly) limitless power were gone, he was married to Poppaea, a woman with all advantages save for a bad character the empire was essentially at peace, and the people of Rome enjoyed a full measure of panem et circenses. But then occurred one of the greatest disasters that the city of Rome, in its long history, had ever endured.

The fire began in the southeastern angle of the Circus Maximus, spreading through the shops which clustered there, and raged for the better part of a week. There was brief success in controlling the blaze, but then it burst forth once more, so that many people claimed that the fires were deliberately set. After about a fortnight, the fire burned itself out, having consumed ten of the fourteen Augustan regions into which the city had been divided.

Nero was in Antium through much of the disaster, but his efforts at relief were substantial. Yet many believed that he had been responsible, so that he could perform his own work comparing the current fate of Rome to the downfall of Troy. All his efforts to assist the stricken city could not remove the suspicion that "the emperor had fiddled while Rome burned." He lost favor even among the plebs who had been enthusiastic supporters, particularly when his plans for the rebuilding of the city revealed that a very large part of the center was to become his new home.

As his popularity waned, Nero and Tigellinus realized that individuals were needed who could be charged with the disaster. It so happened that there was such a group ready at hand, Christians, who had made themselves unpopular because of their refusal to worship the emperor, their way of life, and their secret meetings. Further, at this time two of their most significant "teachers" were in Rome, Peter and Paul. They were ideal scapegoats, individuals whom most Romans loathed, and who had continually sung of the forthcoming end of the world.

Their destruction was planned with the utmost precision and cruelty, for the entertainment of the populace. The venue was Nero's circus near the Mons Vaticanus. Christians were exposed to wild animals and were set ablaze, smeared with pitch, to illuminate the night. The executions were so grisly that even the populace displayed sympathy for the victims. Separately, Peter was crucified upside down on the Vatican hill and Paul was beheaded along the Via Ostiensis. But Nero's attempt, and hope, to shift all suspicion of arson to others failed. His popularity even among the lower classes was irrevocably impaired.

[For a detailed and interesting discussion of Nero’s reign please see http://www.roman-emperors.org/nero.htm]

The End - Nero's Death and its Aftermath
Nero's and Tigellinus' response to the conspiracy was immediate and long-lasting. The senatorial order was decimated, as one leading member after another was put to death or compelled to commit suicide. The year 66 saw the suicides of perhaps the most distinguished victims of the "reign of terror," Caius Petronius and Thrasea Paetus. Petronius, long a favorite of Nero because of his aesthetic taste, had been an able public servant before he turned to a life of ease and indolence. He was recognized as the arbiter elegantiae of Nero's circle, and may be the author of the Satyricon. At his death, he left for Nero a document which itemized many of the latter's crimes. Thrasea, a staunch Stoic who had been for some years an outspoken opponent of Nero's policies, committed suicide in the Socratic manner. This scene is the last episode in the surviving books of Tacitus' Annals.

In the year 68, revolt began in the provinces. . . the end of Nero's reign became inevitable. Galba claimed the throne and began his march from Spain. Nero panicked and was rapidly abandoned by his supporters. He finally committed suicide with assistance, on June 9, 68, and his body was tended and buried by three women who had been close to him in his younger days, chief of whom was Acte. His death scene is marked above all by the statement, "Qualis artifex pereo," (What an artist dies in me.) Even at the end he was more concerned with his private life than with the affairs of state.

The aftermath of Nero's death was cataclysmic. Galba was the first of four emperors who revealed the new secret of empire, that an emperor could be made elsewhere than in Rome. Civil war ensued, which was only ended by the victory of the fourth claimant, Vespasian, who established the brief dynasty of the Flavians. The dynasty of the Julio-Claudians was at an end.

Nero's popularity among the lower classes remained even after his death.

. . . .

It is not excessive to say that he was one of the worst of Rome's emperors in the first two centuries and more of the empire. Whatever talents he had, whatever good he may have done, all is overwhelmed by three events, the murder of his mother, the fire at Rome, and his savage treatment of the Christians.

Precisely these qualities are the reasons that he has remained so well known and has been the subject of many writers and opera composers in modern times. These works of fiction particularly merit mention: Henryk Sienkiewicz's Quo Vadis, one of the finest works of the 1907 Nobel Laureate in Literature, and John Hersey's The Conspiracy. Nero unquestionably will always be with us.

Copyright (C) 2006, Herbert W. Benario.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.

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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.
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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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98-117 AD Trajan Denarius Hercules167 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
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Abdera AE46 viewsObv: Griffin lying right on club.
Rev: Male head right within linear square.
Date: Circa 350-323 BC
Mint: Abdera
Weight: 2.9g
Ref: SNG Cop. 374 (var.)
Diam: 11mm
oa
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Abdera griffin34 viewsAbdera, Thrace, 4th century BC. 15 mm, 4.05 g. Obverse: Griffin lying right on club. Reverse: ABD - HRI - TE - WN; male head right within linear square. Cf. AMNG 218. ex areich, photo credit areichPodiceps
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Abdera of Thrace Griffin61 viewsThrace, Abdera
AE 17mm
Ob: Griffin recumbent on club
Rv: ABDHRITE?N - legend around head of Apollo in square
385-375 BC
Ref: BMC 3 Thrace Abdera 83v, SNG Cop 374var

Scotvs Capitis
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Abdera, Ar triobol, 352 - 323 B.C. Magistrate Romnemon.28 viewsObv:– Griffin seated left, club beneath, HPA above (Magistrate).
Rev:– ABD-HRI-TE-WN, Laureate head of Apollo right in square.
Minted in Abdera, VIIIth period. 352 - 323 B.C. (AMNG)
Reference:– May -. AMNG II, 204, pl. III, #15
1.57g, 15.29mm, 0o
maridvnvm
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Abdera, Ptolemy III/ griffin; countermark48 viewsAbdera , 281 - 200 BC Æ22. 5.2g. Svoronos 929, Lindgren 740, SNG Cop 380, RPC II -, BMC Thrace -, AMNG II -, Abdera mint; obverse head of Ptolemy III right, circular countermark of a club; reverse ΑΒΔΗ−ΠΙΤΩΝ, griffin recumbent to left, star and pellet before. SNG Copenhagen speculates the kings depicted on this series are Ptolemy III, IV, or V.Podiceps
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Abdera, Thrace213 views345-323 B.C.
Bronze Æ 15
2.98 gm, 15 mm
Obv.: Griffin seated right on club; EYAN (magistrate) below
Rev.: Laurate head of Apollo right within square border; ABΔ-HPI-TE-ΩN around
BMC 3, 82; Sear 1558 var.;
Strack 216 var.; SNG Cop 374 var.
2 commentsJaimelai
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Abdera, Thrace44 views400-346 B.C.
Silver Triobol
1.55 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Griffin crouching left on club,
HPA (magistrate’s name, Hera) above
Rev.: ΑΒΔ-ΗΡΙ-ΤΕ-ΩΝ around laureate head of Apollo right within linear square.
BMC 3 p.73, 59;
[SNG Copenhagen 362]
2 commentsJaimelai
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Abdera, Thrace20 views352-323 BC
AE Dichalkon (14.5mm, 4.19g)
O: Griffin lying right on club; [star] above, MENAN (magistrate) below.
R: Laureate head of Apollo right within linear square; AB∆-HPI-TE-[ΩN] around.
SNG Cop 374; AMNG II 221; BMC Thrace 75; 83v (MEN)
ex Forvm Ancient Coins

“Beware of the sharp-beaked hounds of Zeus that do not bark, the Grypes (Griffins) who dwell about the flood of Plouton's stream that flows with gold. Do not approach them.”
~ Aeschylus (Prometheus Bound)
1 commentsEnodia
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Abdera, Thrace * Griffin | Apollon, AE14 - 4th Century BC.446 views
Griffin | Apollon, Bronze.

Obv: Griffin pouncing right, head raised in menacing poise, club below; MENAN
Rev: Apollon, right, within linear square: ABΔ-HPI-T-ΩΝ (with retrograde N).

Exergue: MENAN

Mint: Abdera
Struck: ca. 352-323 BC.

Size: 14.67 mm.
Weight: ca. 2.5 grm.
Die axis: 0°

The Griffin (Greek gryphos, Persian shirdal - "lion-eagle") is a legendary creature with the body of a lion and the head, with upstanding ear-tufts, and wings of an eagle: as the lion was considered 'King of the Beasts' and the eagle 'King of the Air,' the griffin was thought to be an especially powerful and majestic creature. The griffin is generally represented with four legs, wings and a beak, with eagle-like talons in place of a lion's forelegs and feathered, with equine-like ears jutting from the crown of its head. Some writers describe the tail as a serpent, in the manner of a chimera.
2 commentsTiathena
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Acarnania Alyzeia circa 330-280 BC 20 mm8.15g 12 h Pegasi 111 viewsPegasos flying right/Helmeted head of Athena right,club to left.
rare
From the Baldwin Maull collection.Ex American numismatic Society collection {Hoyt Miller bequest |acquired by the collector in 1958
Grant H
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Achaea. Laconia, Lacedaemon(Sparta). Marcus Aurelius Æ2029 viewsAchaea; Peleponnessus (District: Laconia)
Marcus Aurelius (Augustus)
Obv: ΙΜΠ Κ Μ ΑVΡΗ ΑΝΤΩ ΑVΓ / laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r.
Rev: ΛΑΚƐΔΑΙΜΟΝΙωΝ / Club.
ancientone
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Achaea. Laconia, Lacedaimon (Sparta). Ae As 14 viewsObv: Laureate head of Zeus right.
Rev: Λ - A / EΠI - EY / PY - KΛE / O - Σ.
Club within wreath.
(Circa 31-2 BC). C. Julius Eurycles, magistrate.
RPC I 1103; SNG Copenhagen 603.
ancientone
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Achaea. Laconia, Lacedaimon (Sparta). Circa 48-35 BC. Æ Hexachalkon6 viewsObv: Bearded head of Lykourgos right; ΛYK-OYPΓOC around.
Rev: Club with handle ending in kerykeion; Λ-A across upper field, monogram-I and monogram across lower field.
BCD Peloponnesos 906 var.
7.8gm, 24mm.
ancientone
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Argos. Circa 160-146 BC. 48 viewsAR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.33 g, 11h). Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram of the Achaian League; above, club right; to right, TK monogram; all within laurel wreath. Benner 16; BCD Peloponnesos 1137. VF, toned.

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); Coin Galleries FPL (Winter 1981-1982), no. 51; CNG 221, lot 79
Dino
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Acilia 413 viewsM. Acilius M.f. 130 BC. Denarius. Helmeted head of Roma within two dotted circles / Hercules, holding club and trophy, in walking quadriga. Crawford 255/1; Syd 511. simmurray
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Aes Grave Sextans30 viewsAnonymous. 225-213 BC. Æ Aes Grave Sextans (29x20mm, 28.57 g, 12h). Uncertain mint in Umbria. Club / Two pellets (mark of value). Thurlow & Vecchi 172. Fine, green patina.

Ex CNG sale 220 lot 405 115/150

The sextans was an Ancient Roman bronze coin produced during the Roman Republic valued at one-sixth of an as (2 unciae).

ecoli
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Aesillas Macedonian Tetradrachm c 80 BC9 viewsObv: Head of Alexander the Great with horns of Ammon
behind Θ mint of Thessillonika
MAKEΔONΩN below
Rev: AESILLAS ; below Q (Quaestor)
Left ;Money Chest ; middle, Club of Hercules, ; right, Quaestor's Chair
All surrounded by a wreath
Obs 37 Reverse not in plates
Bauslaugh group VI c 85 BC
29mm 17.02gm
cicerokid
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Aesillas. Roman Quaestor. 90-75 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Thessalonica11 viewsMacedon, Aesillas. Roman Quaestor. 90-75 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.24 gm) of Thessalonica. Alexander the Great r., with horn of Amon and streaming hair. ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ below, Θ behind. / Macedonian war club b/w cista (fiscus, money chest) and sella (curule chair), AESILLAS Q above, all enclosed in wreath. VF.  Traces of luster and pitting. ACNAC Dewing 1224-1225; AMNG III/I #223; Bauslaugh Gp VI O42A/187; HGC 3.1 #1110; McClean II #3716-3717 (plate 138 #10-11); SNG Cop 2 #1330; SNG Fitzwilliam 2346-2350; SNG Lockett 3303-3309. Anaximander
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Agathocles, Syracuse Sicily 304-289 B.C. AE15mm17 viewsAgathocles, Syracuse Sicily 304-289 B.C.
Obv. Wreathed head of Persephone left, wearing wreath of grain ears.
Rev. Bull butting to left; club and O above; ? in exergue
Lee S
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Agathokles * Lion and Club, Period II - 317-289 BC. Æ 22123 views
Agathokles * Lion and Club, Period II * Æ 22.

Obv: Portrait head of Agathokles, hair bound with tainia, right-facing.
Rev: Male lion running right, olive branch club above.

Exergue: Γ (or ligate Γ and T)

Mint: Syracuse
Struck: 310-304 BC.

Size: 22.64 x 20.93 mm.
Weight: 8.21 grams
Die axis: Near 180°

Condition: Beautiful coin, much nicer than photo. Exquisite olive-gold patina. Well-centered and moderately forceful strike. Although the dealer addressed an "area of weak strike" on the reverse, I don't see it, unless it be the area of the exergue, though this looks more like wear to me. In all, a truly lovely coin.

Refs:*
Calciati II, S. 291, Em. 151.

Most descriptions I've seen of this coin-type, identify the obverse head as (the juvenile) Herakles. I stick with my conventional sensibilities, unable to see this beardless and 'realistic' portrait as such, but rather regard it as depicting Agathokles himself.

Ex-Harlan J. Berk.
1 commentsTiathena
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Agothocleia and Straton I14 viewsAgothocleia and Straton I, 110-100 BC. AE square medium (7.40 gm). Indian standard. Draped bust of Athena r. wearing crested helmet. ΒAΣIΛIΣΣA ΘEOTPOΠOY AΓAΘOKΛEIAΣ / Hercules seated l. on rock, club against thigh. Karoshthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa dhramikasa Maharajasa (of Great King Straton, the Just Savior). EF. Agora Auctions Sale 65 #060. Exceptional for type. SNG ANS 9 #983-986; Boperachchi Série 3A; Mitchener 2 307; HGC 12 #317.Christian T
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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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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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Alexander I Balas - AR Tetradrachm13 viewsTyre
148-147 BC
Diademed and draped bust right
Eagle standing left on prow left, with palm branch over shoulder; to left, club surmounted by (TYP) monogram; to right, EΞP (date) above (ΓHP) monogram
AΛEΞANΔPOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ
SC 1835.4c; HGC 9, 883; DCA 122; Newell (1936) 70.
ex Savoca
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander II Zabinas63 viewsAlexander II Zebina, Antioch, 128-123 BC, Houghton CSE 307, Sear 7127, SNGIs 2341, 21.14mm, 7g
OBV: Radiate head right
REV: BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ (BASILEOS ALEXANDROU), double cornucopiae bound with a fillet, club in left field

Zabinas, the "bought one", the pretender king who spent most of his
pathetic reign fighting Demetrius II and Antiochus VII. He failed to ward
off Antiochus and was forced to plunder the temples of Antioch in order to
come up with getaway money. Unfortunately he was captured and forced to
commit suicide.
1 commentsRomanorvm
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Alexander II Zabinas, 128 - 123 B.C.11 viewsAlexander II Zabinas, 128 - 123 B.C. Bronze AE 20 - 21, weight 8.05g, 125 - 122 B.C. Antioch
Obverse radiate and diademed head of Zabinas right / Reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, double cornucopia bound with fillet,
A over club inner left, Π inner right; SNG Spaer 2341; CSE 307; BMC 24
ddwau
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Alexander II Zebinas 128 - 123 B.C.13 viewsAlexander II Zebinas, Seleukid kingdom, 128 - 123 B.C. Antioch mint. Ae 15.8~16.1mm. 3.58g. Obv: Prow of galley right, the two pilei of Dioscuri surmounted by stars above. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right and left of tripod lebes, two palm branches and urn in the lebes, A and quiver/club to left, Π to right. Hoover 1176; BMC 31. SNG Spaer 2347, CSE 308ddwau
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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 III57 viewsAlexander the great
AE17 336-323 b.c

Obverse:Head of Alexander as Herakles right
Reverse:ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ across field;above club; bow in cases ; down Π

17.33mm 6.76gm

PRICE 311 ;SEAR 6739 ;(Drama hoard)
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 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 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 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")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 - 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 - 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 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 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 Hemiobol24 viewsHead 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 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 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)
2 commentsdaverino
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Alexander III The Great15 viewsArgead Dynasty

Kingdom of Macedon (336 - 323 BC)

Obverse: Herakle's head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp, headdress tied at neck.

Reverse: Bow, quiver and club, Basilews written between.
Pericles J2
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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 - 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 - Tetradrachm - Amphipolis, Macedon42 viewsDate: 336-323 BC (lifetime)
Size: 24 mm
Weight: 17.2 g
Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; club and monogram in left field
Price 70
Viriathus
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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
emporiton
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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.
emporiton
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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
emporiton
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Alexander III The Great AE1952 viewsAlexander III The Great AE19 - Club and Bow1 commentsAdrian S
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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, 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, Lifetime issue83 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, 19mm
Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion headdress tied at neck
Reverse: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, club above, bow inside case below
4 commentsDk0311USMC
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Miletos mint89 viewsBronze AE 1/4 Unit, Price 2102Ab, weight 1.1g, max. diameter 11.65 mm, Miletos mint, Posthumous issue c. 323 - 319 B.C.; obv. Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟ[Υ], bow in case above, club and stalk of grain below. Dark brown and green patina with some earthen residue. Appears to have little or no wear! (much better in hand) Very scarce denomination from this mint.1 commentsSteve E
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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; 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, AE1746 views17mm, 6.62g
obv: head of Alexander as Herakles right
rev: ALEΖANΔPOY; club and thunderbolt above, bow and quiver below
2 commentsareich
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Alexander III, AE2094 views20mm, 5.43g
obv: head of Alexander as Heracles right
rev: BAΣIΛEOΣ between club and bow in bow case, below, racing torch
countermark (helmet left?)
3 commentsareich
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Alexander III, AE2081 viewsuncertain mint in Asia minor, ca. 323-310 BC
20mm, 4.72g
obv: head of Alexander as Herakles right
rev: BAΣIΛEOΣ between club and bow in bow case, below, racing torch
countermark (lion's head)
Price 2800
3 commentsareich
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Alexander III, Cyprus Amathus34 viewsAlexander the great AE
Amathus,Cyprus
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles right
Reverse: Club and quiver,below ,eagle flying left,star over quiver.Between ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
16.47mm 4.48g
PRICE 3090 ,TZIAMBAZIS 38/3

maik
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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.
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Nicholas Z
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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 the Great16 viewsObverse- Lion clad head of Herakles facing right.
Reverse- Club, bow in a bow case and ALEXANDROU
b70
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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.
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OldMoney
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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 Great * Macedonia, 337 to 323 BC. Bronze drachm152 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 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)
4 commentsJaimelai
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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 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 Bow Quiver121 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 Gorytos147 viewsAlexander The Great, bronze, gorytos type, four chalkoi (hemiobol), 336 - 323 BC, 17mm, 4.4g
Western Asia Minor, M.J. Price 322, Müller 1699, SNG Saraglos 843, SNG Milano 145,
SNG Stockholm 284, SNG Cop. 1059, McClean 3516.
This Alexander bronze type, like the first, also features Herakles on the obverse and a soldier's weapons on the reverse.
But in this case the weapons are a gorytos (case for bow and quiver) along with a club, and the bow lies within the gorytos
rather than underneath the quiver.
Often the gorytos is referred to as a bow case, but it also holds arrows as well so is probably best referred to as a gorytos.
Sometimes it's erroneously referred to as an arrow case or quiver, by dealers as well as attribution references,
with no distinction made between the gorytos and quiver bronze types.
SNG Manchester mistakenly referred to it as a bull's head based upon the worn specimen they had to attribute.
Gorytos bronzes are seen less frequently than the quiver bronzes. The mint mark on this particular variety, below the gorytos, is the letter E.
Romanorvm
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Alexander The Great Type 2 bronze, four chalkoi, 336-323 BCE13 viewsAE 16, 3.5 g, Western Asia Minor, c 336-323 BCE
Obverse - Heracles bust right
Reverse - gorytos (case for bow and quiver) with a club above
Mint mark E
NORMAN K
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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: 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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Amblada, Pisidia 100-25 B.C.20 viewsAmblada (BC 100-25) Ae 12.5~13.6mm. 1.89g. ca 1st cent B.C. Late autonomous. Obv: Bearded head of Herakles right. Rev: ΑΜ-ΛΑ/ΔΕ-ΩΝ around club. Aulock, Pisidien I Nr. 120f. SNG BN Paris 1036.
A´MBLADA (Asar-Dagh in N. Pisidia) a city of Pisidia, which near the boundaries of Phrygia and Caria. It produced wine that was used for medicinal purposes. The site is unknown.
ddwau
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Amphipolis75 viewsMacedonia Amphipolis 158-146 BC
Tetradrachm

Obverse:Macedonian shield with bust of Artemis Tauropolos at center, bow and quiver at her shoulder
Reverse:ΜΑΚΕΔΟΝΩΝ ΠΡΩΤΗΣ above and below club,all within oak-wreath

32.44mm 16.24gm

BMC Macedonia P8 - 8 ; Sear 1386 var
2 commentsmaik
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Amphipolis - AR tetradrachm20 viewsc. 168-149 BC
bust of Artemis Tauropolos right, bow and quiver on shoulder, all on Macedonian shield
club within oak wreath, thunderbolt left
MAKEΔONΩN // ΠPΩTHΣ
(AP)
SNG Cop 1310 - 1311; SNG Ashmolean 3290; BMC Macedonia p. 7, 2
ex Aurea
2 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Amphipolis, Macedonia20 viewsAmphipolis, Macedonia, AE21, ca. 187-31 BC. Diademed head of Poseidon right / AMFIPO-LITWN above and beneath club; HD and S monogram above, AN monogram below; all within wreath. AMNG III/2 26; SNG ANS 95 var. (monograms); SNG Cop 52 var1 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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Amphipolis, Macedonia27 views185 - 168 B.C.
Bronze Unit
5.56 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Poseidon right wearing tainia
Rev.: AMΦIΠO - ΛITΩN above and below club all within oak wreath
Sear 1396v; BMC Macedonia p. 46, 22
Jaimelai
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Amyntas of Galatia AE22, Lion10 viewsGalatia; King Amyntas of Galatia AE22, 36-25 B.C. 22-23mm, 13.60g. Obv: head bearded Herakles right, club behind. 
Rev: lion walking right, B above, king’s name as monogram below. SNG BN 2377; RPC 3505. Ex Rutten & Wieland1 commentsPodiceps
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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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Anonymous, AE15, ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ3 viewsAE15
Anonymous
133 - 1BC
15.0mm 3.50gr 6h
O: NO LEGEND; Head of Apollo, right.
R: ΣΑΡΔΙ, above club; ΑΝΩΝ, below club; Club within wreath.
MTP monogram at top of club.
Lewis 1001; BMC 12
xago/Marcos Xagoraris/Aristos Ancients 233191937205
4/14/19 5/14/19
Nicholas Z
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Anonymous. AE Litra13 viewsAnonymous. AE Litra

RRC 27/2
bc 230-226

Av: Helmeted head of beardless Mars right (with corinthian helmet); behind, club.
Rv: Horse galloping right; above, club; below, ROMA.

ex Artemide Aste, Auct Artemide XLV, lot 82, 2016-06-11/12
Norbert
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Antiocheia ad Kydnum, Cilicia, Tarsos under Antiochus IV 175-164 BC13 viewsCilicia, Tarsos under Antiochus IV Ae 20mm. 10.09g. obv: Club in wreath. Rev: Cornucopia, ANTIOXEΩN TΩN ΠΡOΣ TΩI KΥΔNΩI, monogram left and right.
During the reign of Antiochos IV, 175-164 BC, Tarsus was renamed as ANTIOCHEIA PROS TO KUDNO and reverted to Tarsus c. 164 B.C. Mint: Tarsos. Ref: SNG Levante #916. http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=220490
ddwau
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Antiocheia ad Kydnum, Cilicia, Tarsos under Antiochus IV 175-164 BC15 viewsCilicia, Tarsos under Antiochus IV Ae 20 - 23mm. 7.84g. obv: Club in wreath. Rev: Cornucopia, ANTIOXEΩN TΩN ΠΡOΣ TΩI KΥΔNΩI, monogram rt & lt.
During the reign of Antiochos IV, 175-164 BC, Tarsus was renamed as ANTIOCHEIA PROS TO KUDNO, meaning Antiocheia on the Kydnos (= the modern Tarsos river), as proved by the coinage known from this period. Mint: Tarsos. . Ref: SNG Levante #916.
ddwau
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Antiochos VII 138-129 BC, AE15mm16 viewsAntiochos VII 138-129 BC
Obv: Bust of a lion roaring right
Rev: Club "BASILEWS ANTIOXOU EUEPGETOU"
Ref. SG 7100
Lee S
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Antiochos VII 138-129 BC, AE15mm. 2.6grm.12 viewsAntiochos VII 138-129 BC.
Obv: Bust of a lion roaring right
Rev: Club "BASILEWS ANTIOXOU EUEPGETOU"
Ref. SG 7100
Lee S
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Antiochos VII, Euergetes; Lion/ club13 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Antiochos VII, Euergetes (Sidetes), 138 - 129 B.C. Bronze AE 15, SNG Spaer 1906 ff. (various dates and symbols), F, 3.171g, 13.6mm, obverse lion head right; reverse “BASILEWS ANTIOCOU EUERGETOU”, club. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Antiochus I 280 - 261 B.C.12 viewsAntiochus I, 280 - 261 B.C. Antioch on the Orontes mint, 5.23g. 19.1~19.8mm. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ, thunderbolt and club above, jawbone in ex, all within dotted border. Anchor countermark. Newell WSM 949, Houghton Col. 23, SNG Spaer 194.ddwau
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Antiochus I Soter 281 - 261 B.C.21 viewsAntiochus I Soter, 281 - 261 B.C. Ae 18.2mm. 5.96g. Antioch on the Orontes mint. Obv: Macedonian shield with anchor in central tondo. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ, horned elephant r., dotted border. Controls: M(arc dot)E and club (upper field), jawbone in ex. SC 339.4ddwau
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Antiochus I Soter - AE1 viewsAntioch
281 - 261 BC
Macedonian shield, anchor in central boss
elephant right, club above, jawbone below
BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY
(ΘEM)
SC 339.3; HGC 9, 148
ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Antiochus I Soter - AE4 viewsAntioch
281 - 261 BC
laureate head of Apollo right
tripod, bow left, club right
BAΣIΛEΩΣ // ANTIOXOY
(ΘEM)
SC 347; SNG Spaer 200 and 203
ex Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Antiochus VII (138-129 BC) AR Tetradrachm, Tyre Mint19 viewsObverse: His diademed and draped bust right;
Reverse: BASILEWS ANTIOXOY to right and left of eagle standing left on prow; IE at upper left above Tyre monogram and club; A vC over AOP in right field. Monogram between eagle legs.
Weight 13.0 grams. Diameter 27 mm

I love the beautiful atmospheric style of these Seleukid Tetradrachms. I wish I could afford more of them!
daverino
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Antiochus VII Euergetes-Sidetes, 138 - 129 B.C.13 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Antiochus VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 B.C. Ae 13.1~15.5mm. 2.94g. Antioch mint. Obv: Lion's head right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ - EYEPΓETOY, club. SC 2068. SNG Israel 1938. Houghton 281-282.ddwau
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Antiochus VII Euergetes-Sidetes, 138 - 129 B.C.10 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Antiochus VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 B.C. Ae 13.0~13.6mm. 2.93g. Antioch mint. Obv: Lion's head right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ - EYEPΓETOY, club. SC 2068. SNG Israel 1938. Houghton 281-282.ddwau
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Antiochus VII Euergetes-Sidetes, 138 - 129 B.C.10 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Antiochus VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 B.C. Ae 14.3~16.7mm. 3.31g. Antioch mint. Dated (177 SE = 136/135 B.C.) Obv: Lion's head right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ - EYEPΓETOY, club, ∆ left, IOP below. SC 2068. SNG Israel 1938. Houghton 281-282.ddwau
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Antiochus VII, Lion/ Club, AE1515 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Antiochos VII, Euergetes (Sidetes), 138 - 129 B.C. Bronze AE 15, SNG Spaer 1906 ff. (various dates and symbols), 3.2g, 15mm, obverse lion head right; reverse “BASILEWS ANTIOCOU EUERGETOU”, club. Podiceps
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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 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, 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 III 92220 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, Topirus, Hercules seated, AE24156 viewsSale: CNG 76, Lot: 1039. Closing Date: Wednesday, 12 September 2007.
THRACE, Topirus. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. Æ 24mm (5.71 g, 6h). Faba Grippinus, consularis. Bare head right / Hercules seated left on rock outcropping, holding club set on ground. SNG Copenhagen 806; Varbanov 511. VF, green and brown patina, rough areas, especially around the perimeter.

From the James E. Cain Collection via CNG
also sold by Peus, auction 366, lot 426 (Marcel Burstein) on 25.10.2000 for 160 DM + fees

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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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Apollo (head of?)223 viewsThrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis. AE-21 mm, 7.20 grs. AV: Head of Dionysopolis with ivy to right. CM: Head of Apollo (?). RV: DIONY, ivy wreath, standing club, on either side a star in the field: TI -
MH. Collection: Mueller.
Automan
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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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Archelaus Philopatris Ktistes - AR drachm6 viewsEusebia
3-4 AD
diademed head right
club
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ APXEΛΑΟΥ ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤΡΙΔΟΣ TOY ΚΤΙΣΤΟΥ
Λ_Θ
RPC I, 3603
ex Soler y Llach
Johny SYSEL
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Argolis, Argos.13 viewsArgolis, Argos. 330-270 BC. AR Obol (0.85 gm). Wolf head l., ΣI (retrograde) above. / Large A in shallow incuse square, Π-P above A, club below. gVF. CNG 79 #292. SNG.Cop.54-5. BCD Peloponnesos 1080.3; SNG Lockett 2506; BMC Pelop 143 #92, 94; HGC 5 #679.Christian T
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Argolis. Argos 74 viewsArgolis. Argos AR Triobol / Wolf
Attribution: BCD Peloponnesos 1075
Date: 330-270 BC
Obverse: Forepart of wolf at bay left
Reverse: N - I flanking large A, club below, grapes to left, all in incuse square
Size: 14.02mm
Weight: 2.62 grams
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Armenian Kingdom of Sophene: Arsames II (ca. 230BC) Two Chalci (Nercessian-7; Nercessian Sophene-11ա)31 viewsSee the following article for more information:

Nercessian, Y. T. “Coinage of the Armenian Kingdom of Sophene (ca. 260-70 B.C.)” in Armenian Numismatic Journal 37.3 (September 2011).


Obv: Head of Arsames facing right wearing tiara with flat top like a cap; a diadem encircles the head, ends in bow, and hangs down from the neck. Border of dots
Rev: Nude figure standing and facing , right arm extending from elbow and left arm holding long club. Legend to the right, downward ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ; to left downward ΑΡΣΑΜΟΥ
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Artemis Parthenos kneeling right on back of stag/ Bull left, AE2017 viewsThrace, Chersonesos. ca 250 BC. Æ 20mm, 3.58g. (obv on right in photo) XEP, Artemis Parthenos kneeling right on back of stag about to slay it, holding a bow in her left hand, dagger in right / Bull butting left on club; DIAGORA & bow below. SNG BMC 769, SNG Cop 9. Ex areich. Photo credit areich Podiceps
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Asia Minor, Lycaonia, Laranda, Herakles, Wolf6 viewsLaranda, Lycaonia
Obol
4th century BC
Obv: Facing head of Herakles, with club over shoulder; H to left
Rev: Forepart of wolf right; star above.
Ag, 0.69g, 10.2mm
Ref.: Göktürk 68-9; SNG BN –; SNG von Aulock –.
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Asia Minor, Lydia, Apollonis, Macedonian shield , Club7 viewsApollonis, Lydia
AE20, Late 2nd-1st century BC
Obv: Macedonian shield ornamented with five stars.
Rev: AΠOΛΛΩ / NIΔEΩN, Club.
AE, 5.66 g, 20.4 mm
Ref.: SNG Copenhagen 16
Ex Pater Münzen und Medaillen
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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.
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Apollo, bull’s heads, club 14 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE8, 420-400 BC
Early small bronze coin. This is among the first bronze coins of Pergamon.
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: Confronted bull’s heads; club above, ΠΕΡΓA below.
AE, 0.73g, 8mm
Ref.: BMC Mysia, Pergamon 3
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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
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Owl, Athena, club, Γ 19 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE15, 200-133 BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet with star
Rev.: Owl with spread wings standing on palm, ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ above and below, club and large Γ left and right
AE, 2.67g, 15mm
Ref.:
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Asia Minor, Mysia, Pergamon, Owl, Athena, club, B8 viewsMysia, Pergamon
AE16, 200-133 BC
Obv.: Head of Athena right, wearing Attic helmet with star
Rev.: Owl with spread wings standing on palm, ΑΘΗΝΑΣ ΝΙΚΗΦΟΡΟΥ above and below, club and B left and right
AE, 2.58g, 16mm
Ref.: SNG France, 5. Mysie Paris, 2001, n° 1929
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Asia Minor, Phrygia TEMENOTHYRAI 14 viewsPhrygia TEMENOTHYRAI
Pseudo-autonomous issue
Obv.: THMЄNOC ΟΙΚΙCΤΗC,
laureate-headed and draped bust of Temenos
Rev.: [..]ΟΠΕΛΙΑΝΟC A[…] ΤΗΜΕΝΟΘ[…]
Heracles standing right, hand on club
Ae, 11.02g, 24.9mm
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Asia Minor, Troas, Birytis - Kabeiros, Club18 viewsTroas Birytis
Æ10, 300 BC
Obv.: Bearded Head of Kabeiros left, wearing pilos.
Rev.: B - I / P - Y, Club, within wreath
Æ, 1,29 g, 10 mm
SNG Copenhagen 250. Klein 302.
Ex Lanz Numismatik
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Aspendos, Pamphylia, 333 - 250 B.C.79 viewsWith the influence of the Olympics games.

Silver stater, Tekin Series 5, SNGvA 4578, SNG BnF 122, SNG Cop -, Arslan-Lightfoot -, gF, weight 9.107g, maximum diameter 24.8mm, die axis 0o, Aspendos mint, 330 - 250 B.C.; obverse two wrestlers, on left holds the right wrist of his opponent with his right hand and right forearm with his left hand, E between their legs, rounded edge; reverse EΣTΦE∆IY, slinger, wearing short chiton, discharging sling to right, O between legs, triskeles above club on right, round border of dots; scarce;

EX FORVM ANCIENT COIN SHOP

After Alexander took Perga peacefully, Aspendos sent envoys to offer surrender if he would not take the taxes and horses formerly paid as tribute to the Persian king. Agreeing, Alexander went on to Side, leaving a garrison behind. When he learned they had failed to ratify the agreement their own evnvoys had proposed, Alexander marched to the city. The Aspendians retreated to their acropolis and again sent envoys to sue for peace. This time, however, they had to agree to harsh terms - they would host a Macedonian garrison and pay 100 gold talents and 4.000 horses annually.

This type is a late example and likely among the last of the wrestler and slinger staters. Struck during economic crisis, perhaps resulting from the harsh terms set by Alexander after their treachery, the flans are underweight, crudely cast and appear to be of debased silver. The wrestlers and slinger are carelessly depicted. It is not as attractive as earlier examples but it is certainly much scarcer.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.


*With my sincere thank , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.
2 commentsSam
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Aspendos, Pamphylia, 333 - 250 B.C.85 viewsAspendos, Pamphylia, 333 - 250 B.C.
With the influence of the Olympics games.

Silver stater, Tekin Series 5, SNGvA 4578, SNG BnF 122, SNG Cop -, Arslan-Lightfoot -, VF, weight 8.97 gr., maximum diameter 24.8mm, die axis 0o.
Aspendos mint . Struck between 330 - 250 B.C.
Obverse ; two wrestlers, on left holds the right wrist of his opponent with his right hand and right forearm with his left hand, E between their legs, rounded edge.
Reverse ; EΣTΦE∆IY, slinger, wearing short chiton, discharging sling to right, O between legs, triskeles above club on right, round border of dots; very rare.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection. NO. AGAP 3324
After Alexander the great took Perga peacefully, Aspendos sent envoys to offer surrender if he would not take the taxes and horses formerly paid as tribute to the Persian king. Agreeing, Alexander went on to Side, leaving a garrison behind. When he learned they had failed to ratify the agreement their own evnvoys had proposed, Alexander marched to the city. The Aspendians retreated to their acropolis and again sent envoys to sue for peace. This time, however, they had to agree to harsh terms - they would host a Macedonian garrison and pay 100 gold talents and 4.000 horses annually.

This type is a late example and likely among the last of the wrestler and slinger staters. Struck during economic crisis, perhaps resulting from the harsh terms set by Alexander after their treachery, the flans are underweight, crudely cast and appear to be of debased silver. The wrestlers and slinger are carelessly depicted. It is not as attractive as earlier examples but it is certainly much scarcer.




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Athena and Apollo (?)213 viewsThrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis. AE-22 mm, 10.13 grs. AV: Head of Dionysopolis with ivy to right. CM(1): Head of Apollo (?). CM(2): Head of Athena with Corintian helmet. RV: DIO[NY], ivywreath, standing club, on either side a star in the field: TI - MH. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Athena and Apollo (?)197 viewsThrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis. AE-21 mm, 7.50 grs. AV: Head of Dionysopolis with ivy to right. CM(1): Head of Apollo (?). CM(2): Head of Athena with Corintian helmet. RV: DIO[NY], ivywreath, standing club, ON either side a star in the field: TI - MH. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Athena and Apollo (?)198 viewsThrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis. AE-22 mm, 7.65 grs. AV: Head of Dionysopolis with ivy to right. CM(1): Head of Apollo (?). CM(2): Head of Athena with Corintian helmet. RV: DIONY, ivywreath, standing club, on either side a star in the field: T[.] - [..]. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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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
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Athens New Style Tetradrachm 159/8 BC2 viewsObs : Athena Parthenos right in tri-form helmet
16.94gm 36mm Thompson Issue 6
Thompson catalogue : Obs 22 : Rev NEW
Rev : ΑΘΕ ethnic
Owl standing on overturned panathenaic amphora
LF monogram RF monogram Π ω
2 magistrates
RF symbol : Club
All within a surrounding olive wreath
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Attica, Athens, ca. 125-175 AD, Æ 1916 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right.
AΘHNA-IΩN Theseus advancing left wielding club, chlamys in left hand.

Kroll, Agora, 209a (same dies); Sv-pl 96, 20 (same dies).

(19 mm, 4.79 g, 6h).
Harlan J. Berk Buy or Bid Sale 160, 13 August 2008, 358
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Augustus, 27 BC-AD 1430 viewsGAUL, Nemausus.

AE As, 25.54mm (10.59 gm).

Addorsed heads of Agrippa left, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus on right, bare headed; IMP above and DIVI F below; D-D countermark / Crocodile chained to palm tip, wreath with long ties above; COL-NEM.

RIC I, 155 (pg. 51); RPC I, 523; RCV I, 1729.

This particular coin carries the D-D countermark, which is within a dotted circle and with the two D's disected by a dotted line, branch or club. This countermark stands for Decreto Decurionum, which means 'by decree of the town Decuria (or Council)'.
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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 stater7 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
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Zapiti & Michaelidou 5-6; Tziambazis 17; BMC 16-8
11,1g
ex Roma Numismatics
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Baal or Zeus (Interpretatio Graecia) on Cilician Stater of Satrap Mazaios266 viewsCirca 361-334 B.C. AR Stater (10.88g, 24mm, 5h). cf. SNG Levant-106; SNG Paris-. Obverse Baal of Tarsos enthroned left, head facing, holding club, bunch of grapes, wheat ear, and eagle in right hand, lotus-headed scepter in left hand, B’LTRZ (Baaltarz) in Aramaic behind, M below throne, all within a circle of dots. Reverse lion bringing down bull, attacking with teeth and claws, MZDI (Mazdai) in Aramaic above, unlisted ankh symbol, wheat ear below, all within a circle of dots. Sharply struck on an excellent metal with areas of flat strikes on high points. Choice superb EF/EF. Toned, lustrous.

Ex Ponterio and Associates Sale No. 84, November 1996, lot 141. Ex Stacks Bowers and Ponterio Sale No. 172, November 2012, lot 11680. Ex Pars Coins.

The depiction of Phoenician-Canaanite god Baal on Cilician coinage suggests the preeminence of his cult in Tarsos. He is shown enthroned, most probably on Mount Zaphon. The symbols corn-ear/barley and grapes suggest Baal’s capacity as a god involved in the seasonal cycles of life and death, or a more specific reference to Cilicia’s fertile plains. The iconography of this late coinage is also a syncretic mixture of other cultures, including Greek. The treatment of the god’s body gives us a hint of the extent of influence of Hellenic culture exerted in Eastern Asia Minor long before Alexander’s conquest, and it is said that Baal could be equated with Zeus in the Greek context. After the conquest of Alexander III of the East, Mazaios was appointed governor of Babylon. The new coinage of Alexander was strongly influenced by Mazaios’ pre-Alexandrine coinage (the Zeus Aetophoros commonly found on the reverses of his tetradrachmai is a direct descendant of this). The reverse depicts the City’s Emblem and clearly has an underlying meaning now lost to us. Some say it symbolizes the victory of Day over Night, while others suggest military conquest and subjugation of the enemies by the Persian Empire. Marvin Tameanko has persuasively argued (see Celator, Jan. 1995, pp. 6-11) that the kneeling bull (without the lion) is symbolic of Zeus, as attested on scores of later Greek and Roman coins; and the lion is symbolic of the supreme god Baal of the Cilicians. This concludes the lion-over-bull motif on this coin delivers a message that is blatantly direct and simple, if the argument put forward is to be believed.
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Bactria, Kingdom of Kushans, Kanishka I, Göbl 766 cf.56 viewsKanishka I, AD 127-151
AE 22
obv. BACILEVC BACI - LEWN KANHiKOV (i should be read like sh as in Kushan)
Kanishka, bearded, wearing heavy Kushan cloak and trousers, long boots and
high hat, stg. facing, holding standard in l. hand and sacrificing with r. hand
over altar; from his shoulders emanating flames; club at feet r.(?)
rev. HLIOC
Helios, nimbate, stg. l., r. had hand raised in salvation gestus (Greek style)
left before monogram (tamgha) of Kanishka
cf. Göbl 766 (has HILOC in legend)
rare, good F/VF

Kanishka I was a very important ruler in South-East-Asia. While in his early years he was an adherent of syncretistic religions he later established Buddhism in his empire and became a crucial founder.
This type belongs to Kanishka's earlier years, because the legends are Greek. Later issues have legends in Kushan. Tamgha first was a brand for cattle, later it became a symbol for the nomadic clans too.
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Baktria, Agathokles17 viewsAgathokles. 185-170 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.74 gm) Pushkalavati mint. Pedigree coinage in the name of Euthydemos I. Diademed head r. ΕΥΘΥΔΕΜΟΥ-ΘΕΟΥ / Herakles seated l. on rock, holding inverted club, monogram behind. ΒΑΣΙΛEYONTOΣ ΔIKAIOY ΑΓΑΘΟΚΛΕΟΣ. VF. Ponterio 132 #2251 OCV-663 type; Bop. Serie 16B; SNG ANS 9 #261. HGC 12 #87.Christian T
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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 12 viewsBaktria, Euthydemos I Theos Megas. 225-200 BC. AR Drachm (3.44 gm) struck 225-220/15. Diademed head of Euthydemos I r. / Hercules seated l. on rock, holding club set on pile of stones. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΕΜΟΥ. VF. Contemporary fouree imitation? Mitchener 1613; Bopearachchi Serie 7; HGC 12 #46.Christian T
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Baktria, Euthydemos I13 viewsBaktria, Euthydemos I Theos Megas. 225-200 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.25 gm) of Baktra, 206-200 BC. Diademed and elderly head of Euthydemos I, r. / Herakles holding club, seated l. on pile of stones, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΕΜΟΥ VF. SNG ANS 9 #141; HGC 12 #43; Bop. Serie 12; Kritt B17; cf MIG 94a. Christian T
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Baktria, Euthydemos I 12 viewsBaktria, Euthydemos I Theos Megas. 225-200 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Baktra (16.57 gm) 215-210. Diademed and idealized head of Euthydemos I r. / Hercules, seated l. on rock, club resting on knee. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΕΜΟΥ. Monogram Kp to r. EF. CICF 04 #1388. SNG ANS 9 #136; HGC 12 #42; Sear Greek 7515; Kritt B14: Bop Serie 9A.Christian T
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Baktria, Euthydemos I12 viewsBaktria, Euthydemos I. 225-200 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.43 gm) Mint A (near Aï Khanoum). Struck c. 210/08-206 BC. Diademed head of middle-aged Euthydemos I r. / Hercules, seated l. on rock holding club set on pile of stones. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΕΜΟΥ. Monogram to r. gVF. SNG ANS 9 #128; Sear 7515; Mitchiner type 95c; BMC 2-3; MIG Type 89d; Bopearachi Serie 5D. cf Kritt A11.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 II29 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, Lysias11 viewsBaktria, Lysias. 130-120 BC. Square AE Hemiobol (8.52 gm). Head of Herakles r., club over shoulder. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΙΚΗΤΟΥ ΛΥΣΙΟΥ / Elephant walking right. Karosthi legend Maharajasa apadihatasa Lisikasa, of Great King Lysias the Unconquered. Ex: Monogram l. VF. CICF138 #1488. SNG ANS 9 #1043; Boperachchi Série 8A; OCV 1838/9; Mitchener 266; Sear Greek 7626.Christian 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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Baktria, Menander12 viewsBaktria, Menander. 155-130 BC. AE (15mm, 2.65 gm). Elephant head r., wearing bell around neck. Legend: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ ΜΕΝΑΝΔΡΟΥ. / Club upwards, Karosthi legend Maharajasa tratarasa Menamdrasa (of Great King Menander, the Savior). Monogram l. & r. gF. SNG ANS 9 #918; Boperachchi Série 28B; HGC 12 - ; Sear Greek 7616.Christian T
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Baktria, Straton I13 viewsBaktria, Straton I Soter. 110-85 BC. Square AE (9.14 gm) of Pushkalavati. Bust of Herakles, r., club over far shoulder. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΣΩTHPOΣ ΣTPATΩNOΣ / Nike advancing r., holding wreath and palm. Karosti legend Maharajasa tratarasa Stratasa (of Great King Straton the Savior). Monograms A-Σ. VF. CICF138 #1489. SNG ANS 9 #1012; Mitchener 333; Bopearachchi Série 29A; HGC 12 #349; Sear Greek 7661.Christian T
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Baktria, Straton I12 viewsBaktria, Straton I Soter. 110-85 BC. Square AE Hemidrachm (8.99 gm) of Pushkalavati. Bust of Herakles, r., club over far shoulder. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ-ΣΩTHPOΣ-ΣTPATΩNOΣ / Nike advancing r., holding wreath and palm. Karosti legend Maharajasa tratarasa Stratasa (of Great King Straton the Savior). A-Σ. VF. SNG ANS 9 #1012; Bopearachchi Série 29A; Mitchener 333; HGC 12 #349; Sear Greek 7661.Christian T
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Baktria, Theophilos12 viewsBaktria, Theophilos Dikaios. 130-129 BC. Æ (18mm, 8.0 gm). Draped bust of Herakles right, club over shoulder. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIKAIΟY ΘEOΦIΛOY, King Theophilos the Just. / Cornucopia; monogram to lower left. Kharoshti legend: Maharajasa Dhramikasa Theuphilasa, King Theophilos, of the Dharma". VF. CNG EA 255 #158. SNG ANS 9 #1260-1262; Bopearachchi Série 5A; HGC 12 #227. Christian T
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Baktria, Zoilos I14 viewsBaktria, Zoilos I. 145-130 BC. AR Drachm (1.70 gm) of Pushkalavati. Draped and diademed bust r. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔIKAIOY ZΩIΛOY / Herakles stdg facing, holding wreath & club, Nike on r. shoulder. Monogram l. Karosthi legend Maharajasa dhramikasa Jhoilasa (of Great King Zoilos the Just). VF. SNG ANS 9 #975; Boperachchi Série 5B; MIG vol 2 type #257a, MACW-1832; HGC 12 #220; Sear Greek 7620.Christian T
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Baktrian Kingdom, Agathokles I, ca. 185-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm 13 viewsEYΘYΔHMOY ΘEOY (Euthydemos God) Diademed head of Euthydemos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕYONTOΣ AΓAΘOKΛEOYΣ ΔIKAIOY (of King Agathokles the Just) Herakles seated on rock, holding club set on rocks; ΦΩΛ monogram lower right field.

Bopearachchi 16B; SNG ANS 261, Mitchiner 145; HGC 12, 87.
This coin referenced in Frank L. Holt Lost World of the Golden King: In Search of Ancient Afghanistan p.203 and Chapter 8 end note 75.

(31 mm, 16.67 g, 12h).

Agathokles and Antimachos issued “pedigree” tetradrachms in the later years of the struggle for regency with Eukratides. Such coins sought to assert the legitimacy of the incumbent Euthydemid rulers through association with forbears and even unrelated predecessors back to Alexander.

An iron pin pierces this coin accompanied by the remains of an iron suspension loop that has been incompletely removed. This is the remains of an attachment placed in a manner to avoid defacing the image of Euthydemos. The careful attachment of this coin for its use as an item of display may have been an overt statement of loyalty to the Euthydemid line during the struggle with Eukratides.
n.igma
Baktria,_Demetriso_I,_AE_Double_.jpg
Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 200-185 BC, Æ Dichalkon 12 viewsDraped bust of Herakles right, wearing oak wreath, with club over shoulder.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY Artemis, radiate, standing facing, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; monogram to inner right.

Bopearachchi 4C; SNG ANS 9, 204; HGC 12, 68; Sear GCV 7534.

(24 mm, 7.24 g, 12h).
CNG eAuction 337, 22 Oct. 2014, 169.
n.igma
Bactria,_Euthydemos_I_Tetradrachm_old_portrait.jpg
Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, AR Tetradrachm 21 viewsDiademed head of an elderly Euthydemos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY Herakles seated left on rock, resting club on thigh, PK monogram in inner right field.

SNG ANS 9, 141-142; Kritt B17; Mitchiner 94a; Qunduz 19-20; HGC 12, 43; Sear GCV 7516.
Mint “B” – Baktra ca. 206-200 BC.

(26 mm, 15.92 g, 12h).
Realms Ancient Coins; ex- CNG.

The coinage portraits of Euthydemos range from youthful to elderly, reflecting the thirty year duration of his reign, which is inferred to have ended as early as 200 BC by recent workers (Kritt), or as late as 190 BC by earlier workers (Mitchiner). This portrayal probably represents the king in his sixties or seventies, after the invasion of Baktria by Antiochos III. The late life portrayal of Euthydemos is considered to be amongst the finest Hellenistic numismatic art. It shows a world weary, perhaps dissolute figure, for who the exercise of power has become as much a burden as a benefit. The Euthydemos series extending from youth to late life is almost unique in it’s true to life representation of the physical process of aging; the vitality and optimism of youth gradually replaced by the weariness of age, all captured in the progression of the portraits of Euthydemos.
1 commentsn.igma
Bactria,_Euthydemos_I_Tetradrachm_-_mature_portrait.jpg
Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, AR Tetradrachm 14 viewsDiademed head of the mature Euthydemos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY (of King Euthydemos). Herakles seated left on rock, resting club on pile of rocks, monogram in inner right field. Die shift in lower field with some minor scratches.

Bopearachchi Series 5B; SNG ANS 9, 131; Kritt A14; Mitchiner 85c; Qunduz12-14; HGC 12, 40; Sear 7514.
Mint “A” - Ai Khanoum ca. 215-208 BC.

(29 mm, 16.96 g, 12h).
Pars Coins.

This depiction of Euthydemos on the obverse of this coin has a portrait quality. It probably closely approximates the features of the ruler in middle age.
n.igma
Bactria,_Euthydemos_I_Tetradrachm_-_youthful_portrait.jpg
Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, AR Tetradrachm 21 viewsDiademed head of a relatively youthful Euthydemos right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY Herakles seated left on rock, resting club on pile of rocks, monogram in inner right field, letter A in exergue.

Bopearachchi Series 5C; SNG ANS 9, 137 (same reverse die); Kritt, A8; HGC 12, 40.
Mint “A” - Ai Khanoum ca. 225-220/215 BC.

(29 mm, 16.7 g, 12h).
CNG 782054; ex- Semon Lipcer Coll.; ex- CNG 63, May 2003, 923.
1 commentsn.igma
Bactria,_Euthydemos_1_Tetradrachm_-_youthful_portrait.jpg
Baktrian Kingdom, Euthydemos I, ca. 230-200 BC, AR Tetradrachm 15 viewsDiademed youthful head right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ EYΘYΔHMOY (of King Euthydemos). Herakles seated left on rocks, holding club set on rocks; monogram lower right field.

Kritt A1; Bopearachchi 5B; SNG ANS 9,125; HGC 12, 40; Mitchiner 85c; Qunduz 10-11.
Mint “A” - Ai Khanoum ca. 230 BC.

(28 mm, 16.38 g, 6h).
CNG eAuction 170, 8 Aug. 2007, 138.

Euthydemos I overthrew Diodotos II around 230 BC. This coin is amongst the first issued by Euthydemos. The inverted die axes convention with which it was struck is a characteristic of Mint “A” (Ai Khanoum) in the preceding Diodotid era. This was changed to parallel die axes convention in the early years of the reign of Euthydemos. Late in Euthydemos reign, Antiochos III the Great, sought to reimpose Seleukid authority over Baktria. Euthydemos withstood a two year siege by Antiochos at the fortress city of Baktra in 208-206 BC at the conclusion of which Antiochos was forced to recognize an independent Baktria. Demetrios, the son of Euthydemos, succeeded the latter around 200 BC and extended the kingdom south into the Kabul Valley and northwest Pakistan. However, the Euthydemid dynasty was destroyed by Eukratides I who progressively deposed the successors of Demetrios I.

The reverse image of a “weary Herakles” on the Euthydemos series of tetradrachms is noteworthy for its antecedents in the Lydian issues of Antiochus II. The ancient historian Polybius noted that Euthydemos came from Magnesia. However, which of three possible cities or regions called Magnesia remains uncertain. Based on the similarity of the reverse image of Euthydemos’ silver coins with those of the Lydian types, it is inferred that he may have come from Magnesia ad Sipylum in Lydia where he could have been exposed to the” weary Herakles” issues prior to his migration to Baktria. Such being the case, Euthydemos could not have been born much later than 270 BC, in which case he would have been in his seventies at the time of his death. The aged portrait on the last of his coinage tends to confirm this inference.
n.igma
maximian_iov_et_herc.jpg
BCC Lr2320 viewsLate Roman
Maximian 286-305 CE
AE Antoninianus
Obv:IMP C M AVR VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG
Jupiter standing right holding scepter and orb, facing
Hercules standing left holding Victory and club.
In field E, with star above. In ex. XXI.
21mm 4.12gm. Axis:150
Mint: Antioch, RIC 622v
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
maximian_Virtus_LR54.jpg
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?
v-drome
BCC_LT80_Club_tessera_A.jpg
BCC LT8014 viewsLead Tessera
Caesarea Maritima
1st to 4th Century CE
Obv: Club? To right "A"
To left, uncertain letter?
Rev: Blank or uncertain.
10.5 x 9 x 1.5mm.
Weight: 1.31gm. Axis:?
cf. Hamburger #92 with
Heracles.
v-drome
valerian_tyre.jpg
BCC rgp3x74 viewsRoman Provincial - Tyre
Valerian I 253-260C.E.
Obv:IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG
Luareated bust rt.
Rev:COL TV/RO MET
Dido of Carthage, wearing tall kalathos,
standing rt .before lighted altar, raising
both arms towards two-columned temple,
seen in perspective, containing the club
of Melqart-Herakles. Murex shell in field.
AE26.5x29mm. 11.07gm. Axis:180
Possible reference Rouvier 2501v. (Gallienus)
1 commentsv-drome
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BCC rgp4728 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.
v-drome
gallienus_tyre.jpg
BCC rgp934 viewsRoman Provincial
Tyre - Phoenicia
Gallienus 253-268 CE
Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENUS AVG
Laureate, draped bust rt.
Rev: [CO]L TVR O MET[R]
Dido, standing rt .before lighted
altar, temple, containing club of
Melqart-Herakles. Murex in fld.
26mm. 9.85g. Axis: 150
v-drome
Birytos.jpg
Birytis - AE5 views350-250 BC
head of Kabeiros left wearing pileus
club within wreath; B_I / P_Y
It is classified as Greek (Troas) and belongs to JanBajer69@seznam.cz
SNG Cop 249; SNG Munchen 19, 170; SNG Tub 2574; BMC Troas p. 40, 6 - 7; SNGvA -
Johny SYSEL
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Birytis, AE11, BI PY9 viewsAE11
Greek Provincial
Birytis, Troas
Issued: 300BC
11.5mm
O: NO LEGEND; Head of Kabeiros, left, wearing pileus.
R: BI PY; Club dividing legend, all within laurel wreath.
Exergue: Obverse: Two stars above head.
SNG Cop 249; SNG Von Aulock 1502-1503; Laffaille 447; BMC 40.
Holding History 221721905426
3/28/15 4/30/17
Nicholas Z
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Birytis, Troas16 views350-300 B.C.
Bronze AE 11
12 mm, 1.23 gm
Obv.: Head of beardless Kabeiros left wearing pilos, stars to left and right
Rev.: B-I/P-Y around club, all within olive wreath
Sear 4057;
BMC Troas p. 40, 4;
[SNG Copenhagen 249]
Jaimelai
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Birytis, Troas 300 B.C. AE11mm14 viewsBirytis, Troas 300 B.C.

Obv. Obverse bearded head of Kabeiros left wearing pilos

Rev. B - I / P - Y in fields at sides of club, all within laurel wreath

Ref. SGCV II 4056 var, SNG Cop 250.
Lee S
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Birytis, Troas, 4th century B.C.E. Greek Asia Minor12 viewsBronze AE 18 , SNG Cop 247, SNG von aulock 1502
Obverse - Head of Kabeiros left wearing cap, two stars above
Reverse - B-I/P-Y at sides of a club, all in wreath
Birytis mint 18mm., 5.0 g.
NORMAN K
herakleia_pont_sept_severus_SNGaulock378.jpg
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
Bithynian_Kingdom,_King_Prusius_II.jpg
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.
rubadub
832c.jpg
bmc108var_114 viewsElagabalus
Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONIN, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LADI-CEON →Δε, Two wrestlers facing one another clasping arms, club behind wrestler on left.
18 mm, 4.10 gms

BMC 108 variant (bust type)
Charles M
807c.jpg
bmc108var_112 viewsElagabalus
Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LAVDICEON →Δε, Two wrestlers facing one another clasping arms, club behind wrestler on left.
19 mm, 5.00 gms

BMC 105 variant (bust type)
Charles M
744c.jpg
bmc108_113 viewsElagabalus
Laodicea ad Mare, Syria

Obv: IMP C M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, radiate head right.
Rev: LAVDICEON →Δε, Two wrestlers facing one another clasping arms, club behind wrestler on left.
18 mm, 5.34 gms

BMC 105
Charles M
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boeotia82 viewsBoeotia Federal Coinage, 395-340 BC.
Obverse- Boeotian shield.
Reverse- Kantharos; club above to right ivy leaf BO-I across lower field; all within concave incuse square.
Attribution: SNG Cop. 173, 14.01 mm, 2.6 grams.
1 commentsb70
boeotia_01.jpg
Boeotia AR Hemidrachm25 viewsObv: Boeotian shield.
Rev: Kantharos; above club right; BO-I across lower field.
Year: 395-340 BC
Weight: 1.96g
Ref: BMC 32
oa
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Boeotia Federal Coinage17 views395-340 B.C.
Silver Hemidrachm
2.50 gm, 14 mm
Obv.: Boeotian shield
Rev.: Kantharos with club above; B O-I across lower field?; all within incuse square.
Sear 2396 var.; BMC Central Greece p. 35, 35 var.
Jaimelai
BOEOTIA.jpg
BOEOTIA FEDERAL COINAGE AR Hemidrachm SNG Copenhagen 176-177, Shield28 viewsOBV: Boeotian sheild
REV: Kantheros, club of Herakles above, BO to left, I and crescent to right
1.9g

Minted at Thespiae, 336-315 BC
Legatus
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Boeotia Thebes AR circa 425-400 BC Stater 22mm 12.27g 12h28 viewsBoeotian shield with club of Heracles.Rev amphora.
NGC CH VF 4/4 4167426-015
EX Ponterio ANA Chicago Aug.5 2014
EX Otto Helbing Nachf 10-24-27 lot 2935 sold 70 marks.
EX Sammlung Hofrat Hermann,ex Athanasios Rhousopolos 1823-1898,ex Jacob Hirsch 13,1905 sold for 40 marks.lot 1802
Grant H
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Boeotia Thebes AR Hemiobol circa 395-340 BC 13 mm 2.55 g 12h19 viewsBoeotian shield.Rev Kantharos club above.Grant H
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Boeotia Thebes AR Hemiobol circa 426-395 BC 8mm 0.44g 3h26 viewsHalf of Boeotian shield.Rev THEBA Heracles club and ivy leaf above
EX Sothebys 10-25-1984
EX Brand.
EX BCD with ticket
Grant H
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Boeotia Thebes AR obol circa 379-338 BC 10mm 0.80g 12h18 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
FotorCreated~29.jpg
Boeotia Thebes AR obol circa 379-338 BC 10mm 0.90g 12h19 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
FotorCreated~26.jpg
Boeotia Thebes AR Stater circa 425-400 BC 21mm 12.27g 8h 26 viewsBoeotian shield with club of Heracles.Rev Amphora in incuse square.
Grant H
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Boeotia, Federal Coinage AR Stater58 views(395-387 BC)
Obv.: Boeotian shield.
Rev.: Amphora, club above. ΒΟ - ΙΩ across field.
BCD Boiotia 17.

ΑΝ - ΙΗ graffito on reverse.
3 commentsMinos
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Boeotia, Federal Coinage, (c.378-338 B.C.), BMC 31, AR-Hemidrachm, BO/IΩ//--, Kantharos, #177 viewsBoeotia, Federal Coinage, (c.378-338 B.C.), BMC 31, AR-Hemidrachm, BO/IΩ//--, Kantharos, #1
avers: Boeotian shield,
reverse: Kantharos, club above.
exergue: BO/IΩ//--, diameter: 11,5-13,0mm, weight: 2,58 g, axes: 6h,
mint: Boeotia, Federal Coinage, date: c.378-338 B.C., ref: BMC 31,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
Boeotia,_Federal_Coinage,_AR-Hemidr_,_c378-338_BC_,_Boeotian_shield,_BO-I_#937;,_kantharos,_thunderbolt_above,_BMC-31,_Q-002,_11h,_12-13mm,_2,46g-s.jpg
Boeotia, Federal Coinage, (c.378-338 B.C.), BMC 31, AR-Hemidrachm, BO/IΩ//--, Kantharos, #248 viewsBoeotia, Federal Coinage, (c.378-338 B.C.), BMC 31, AR-Hemidrachm, BO/IΩ//--, Kantharos, #2
avers: Boeotian shield,
reverse: Kantharos, club above.
exergue: BO/IΩ//--, diameter: 12,0-13,0mm, weight: 2,46 g, axes: 11h,
mint: Boeotia, Federal Coinage, date: c.378-338 B.C., ref: BMC 31,
Q-002
quadrans
Boeotia_Thebes_BCD_Boiotia388.jpg
Boeotia, Thebes.14 viewsBoeotia, Thebes. 425-400 BC. AR Stater (11.66 gm). Boeotian shield, with vestiges of club across upper half. / Two-handled amphora. Q-E in either field. VF. SNG ANS 595; BCD Boiotia 388; SNG Lockett 1744; BMC 72; HGC 4 #1325. Ex-BCD Collection.Christian T
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BOEOTIA. Thebes. AR Stater.52 viewsCirca 425-400 B.C. AR Stater (12.08gm, 20mm, 5h). BCD Boiotia-388; Head Pg. 36-classy, pl. III#8; SNG Cop. 286. Obverse: Boeotian shield with club across lower half. Reverse: Volute amphora with fluted shoulders, Θ-E across fields, all within incuse square. Well struck on a very good metal. Struck in high relief. Scarce variety. Choice aEF.

Ex Pars Coins

The coins of Boeotia prominently feature the Boeotian shield on its obverse. This particular coin we have from the city-state of Thebes was minted between 425-400 B.C. during the Peloponnesian War. Thebes, at that time, alongside the rest of the 10 Boeotian poleis, sided with the Peloponnesian League under the hegemony of Sparta against the Athenian Empire. The Boeotian Confederation instituted a form of federal coinage based on the Aeginetic standard. A particular period of Theban coinage reached its numismatic artistic merit at around the same period that this coin was minted (425-400 B.C). Although the obverse always shows the shield, the reverse features the head of Dionysos, Herakles or a volute amphora. The amphora eventually became more popular after 400 B.C on the reverse of most Boeotian coin. Early staters showing the amphora on the reverse could be identified by a rounder vase and the city ethnic in the field and all are contained within a square incuse. Later coinage features the same amphora on the reverse and generally includes various magistrates name and less of the city’s ethnic and all are within a round incuse. The obverse also has a more distinct rounder shield on later coinage. At this later date in the mid- 4th century B.C. Thebes was the leading power in Greece and almost united all the Greek city states, freed Messene from Sparta and subdued the latter. Ironically, this paved the way for Macedonian conquest of Greece and in the process, destroyed Thebes and sold its population into slavery by Alexander the Great in 335 B.C.

1 commentsJason T
Boeotia_hemidrachm_shield_kantharos_AR13_2.55g_SNG_Cop_289.jpg
Boeotia; federal coinage, 426 - 395 BC; Hemidrachm; shield / kantharos26 views13mm, 2.55g
Boeotian shield
Θ - EB; Kantharos; above, club right; all within incuse circle
ex Numismatik Lanz (eBay)
areich
Boeotia,_Federal_Coinage_AR_Hemidrachm.jpg
Boiotia, Federal Coinage 395-340 BC5 viewsAR Hemidrachm
14mm, 2.45 grams
Boeotian shield
Kantharos; above, club right; all within square of concave edges
BCD Boiotia 21-2
jaseifert
Bruttium_Kroton_SNG-ANS380.jpg
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
Bruttium.jpg
BRUTTIUM, Kroton. Circa 300-250 BC. AR Triobol 112 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


2 commentsJay GT4
Bretti~0.jpg
Bruttium, The Bretti, drachm82 viewsdiademed, draped and winged bust of Nike right, at left Club and crescent

BPETTIΩN
River-god Aisaros/Dionysos standing, crowning himself, holding cloak and scepter, at right Snake and Σ.

216-214 BC

4.60g

HNItaly 1961 SNG Copenhagen

Second Punic War issue

Ex-Calgary Coin


3 commentsJay GT4
Poblicius.jpg
C POBLICIUS QF ROMAN REPUBLIC; AR Serratus Denarius20 viewsOBVERSE: ROMA, draped bust of Roma right, helmeted & decorated with corn ears, control mark letter above
REVERSE: C•POBLICI•Q•F, Hercules strangling the Nemean lion, club at his feet
Struck at Rome 80 BC
3.88g, 16mm
Cr380/1, Syd 768, Poblicia 9
1 commentsLegatus
Numitorius.jpg
C. Numitorius - AE quadrans6 viewsRome
²c. 136 BC
¹133 BC
head of Hercules right wearing lion skin, club below
●●●
prow of galley right
●●●
C·NVMITRI
ROMA
¹Crawford 246/4a
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
2,2g
ex Roma Numismatics
Johny SYSEL
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C. Poblicius Q.f. - AR serrate denarius19 views²Praeneste
¹Rome
¹²80 BC
draped bust of Roma right wearing Phrygian helmet with side feathers
ROMA
P
naked Hercules left strangling Nemean lion; bow with arrows in quiver left, club below
C·POBLICI·Q·F
P
¹Crawford 380/1, SRCV I 308, Sydenham 768, RSC I Poblicia 9
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Künker
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C.ANTIUS C.f. RESTIO27 viewsAR denarius. 47 BC. 3,69 grs. Jugate heads of the Dei Penates diademed,right. DEI PENATES behind. / Naked Hercules advancing right,brandishing club and holding trophy. C ANTIVS C F, before.
Craw 455/2. RSC Antia 2.
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C.ANTIUS C.f. RESTIO 37 viewsAR denarius. 47 BC. 3,69 grs. Jugate heads of the Dei Penates diademed,right. DEI PENATES behind. / Naked Hercules advancing right,brandishing club and holding trophy. C ANTIVS C F, before.
Craw 455/2. RSC Antia 2. CNR Antia 3. (R8).

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Caabria Tarentum AR diobol circa 325-280 BC 13mm 1.16g 2h Vlasto 1344 this coin7 viewsHelmeted head of Athena left,with wreath on bowl/Herakles holding club,strangling the Nemean Lion.Grant H
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Caelia - AE sextans8 views220-150 BC
head of Athena right wearing crested helmet
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trophy of captured arms, helmet spear, palm branch and shield decoraded with Medusa head; club left
KAIΛIN_ΩN
HNItaly 762; Weber 439; SNG ANS 670-671; BMC Italy pg. 133, 3; SNG Copenhagen 632; SNG Morcom 201 var.; Laffaille -
Johny SYSEL
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Caesarea Didrachm39 viewsClub on rev.
21mm, 7.00g
Syd 214, Metcalf 63 b
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Caesaria, Cappadocia. AR Didrachm; Club of Herakles6 viewsTrajan, Caesaria, Cappadocia. AR Didrachm 20mm, 6.4g; AYTOKP KAIC NEP TPAIANO CEB ΓΕΠΜ ΔΑΚ, laureate head right / ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞ ΥΠΑΤΟ Y, club of Hercules. Sydenham 214.Podiceps
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Caius Poblicus Q. f.38 viewsObv: Draped bust of Rome facing right, wearing a helmet with two feathers; ROMA behind, control letter E above.

Rev: Hercules l., strangling the Nemean lion, club at his feet, bow and quiver on left, control letter E above; C POBLICI Q F on right.

Silver Denarius Serratus, Rome mint, 80 BC

3.8 grams, 19 mm, 0°

RSC Poblicia 9, S308
SPQR Coins
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Calabria Tarentum AR Diobol circa 325-280 BC 12mm 0.98g 10h 56 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right,wreath on helmet.Rev Herakles standing right facing left,strangling the Nemean lion,quiver to lower left ,club to lower right.
Very rare issue with wreath helmet,and Herakles standing right of lion.
EX Thomas Cederlind 165 8-1-12 lot 11
EXPeus 396 11-5-08 lot 26
EX Heidelberger Munzhandlung 28,11-12-99 lot 18
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Calabria, Taras (c. 344-340 B.C.), Silver Stater.83 views8.03g., 2h
Naked youth on a horse pacing right, crowning the horse with a wreath held in his extended right hand, K(KAA?) and an upright club below the horse, rev. TAP-A-Σ, Phalanthos riding on a dolphin left, holding a kantharos in his extended right hand, and a trident and a shield in his left, Ω below dolphin's tail, waves below.
Fischer-Bossert, Group 49, 685 (V260/R532); Vlasto 509 (these dies); SNG Lloyd 173 (these dies); SNG ANS 960; HN Italy 887. An exceptional example, well-struck from fresh dies and perfectly centred on a flan of good metal, extremely fine and most attractive.
From Sovereign Rarities (2018)

The "K" or "KAL" engraver was one of the finest Greek masters working in the 4th century. His work though rare, can also be found on coins from Heraklea, Metapontion, and Thouroi.
4 commentsLeo
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 280-228 BC. AR Diobol1 views11mm, 0.89 g, 11h
Head of Athena facing slightly left, wearing triple crested helmet / Herakles strangling the Nemean lion; club and shield to left, AP monogram between legs.
Vlasto 1463; cf. HN Italy 1062. Near VF, toned, a few marks, compact flan.

From the AG Collection.
Leo
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CALABRIA, Taras. Circa 320-315 BC. AV Sixth Stater – Diobol9 views9.5mm, 1.41 g, 11h
Head of Apollo left, wearing laurel wreath; [ΣA] and dolphin to left, TAPAΣ to right
Herakles, raising club overhead in right hand, preparing to strike the Nemean lion as it attacks him from the right; bow and quiver to left, |-H below.
Fischer-Bossert G14 (V11/R14); Vlasto 27; HN Italy 951; SNG ANS 1034; SNG BN 1492–3; SNG Copenhagen 834; SNG Lloyd 186; Boston MFA 73 = Warren 36; Hunterian 20; Jameson 161; McClean 599 (all from the same dies). Good VF.

Apollo was worshipped as the patron of colonists at Tarentum, and he was also the patron of the revered Pythagorean religious order at Tarentum, which existed until the late fourth century. The reverse motif of Herakles fighting the Nemean lion was also used on contemporary silver diobols of Tarentum and its colony Herakleia, though the silver issues usually chose the "tondo" scene of a crouched Herakles wrestling the Nemean lion with a stranglehold (a design also used on the Syracusan gold 100 litrae issue of Dionysios I).
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CALABRIA, Tarentum48 viewsCALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Diobol (12mm, 1.02 g, 10h). Head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with hippocamp / Herakles standing right wrestling Nemean lion, club behind. Vlasto 1273-4; HN Italy 914.3 commentsTLP
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Calabria, Tarentum.15 viewsCalabria, Tarentum. 3002-280 BC. AR Drachm (2.97 gm). Head of Athena r. in Attic helmet ornamented with Skylla hurling stone. / Owl stdg r., head facing, club and IOP to r. VF. Bt. Herakles Numismatics, 2011. SNG ANS 1307; Vlasto 1054; HNItaly 975; HGC 1 823; SNG Cop 955.Christian T
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CALABRIA, Tarentum. Circa 380-325 BC. 144 views
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.11 g, 9h). Head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with hippocamp / Herakles wrestling the Nemean lion; club to left, K between Herakles’ legs. Vlasto 1254-7; HN Italy 914. VF, toned.

From the Colin E. Pitchfork Collection.

CNG 211, Lot: 62.
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CALABRIA. Taras. Circa 325-280 BC. Diobol15 viewsSilver, 11.5 mm, 1.13 g, 3 h
Head of Athena to left, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a wing.
Rev. Herakles kneeling to left with his head and body turned to right, holding his club in his right hand and the Nemean lion with his left; in the exergue, E. Cf.
HN III 976 & Vlasto 1364.
A toned example with an interesting depiction of Herakles's struggle with the lion. Rough areas on the obverse, otherwise, very fine.
Leo
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CAMPANIA, Capua18 viewsCirca 216-211 BC. Æ Biunx. Diademed head of Herakles right; club over left shoulder / Lion walking right, breaking spear held in its mouth; •• above. SNG ANS 208; BMC Italy pg. 80, 1-2; SNG Copenhagen 332; SNG Morcom -; Laffaille -; Weber 292. aF/F, obverse quite rough. Rare.

Ex. CNG eAuction 308, lot 539 (part of)
Molinari
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Campania, Neapolis31 viewsAR Nomos (19mm, 7.16g)
c. 325-241 BCE

O: Diademed head of nymph Parthenope right, hair bound with taenia, wearing triple-pendant earring and necklace; club behind, monogram before

R: Man-headed bull walking right, head facing, Nike flying above crowning bull with wreath

SNG ANS 376; SNGCop 433
Salaethus
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Cappadocia, Caesarea. Nerva81 views(Didrachm / AD 97)
Obv: AVTOKPAT NEPOYAC KAICAP CEBACTOC
Laureate head of Nerva right.
Rev: VΠATOY TPITOY
Club of Hercules.
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Caracalla17 viewsRef Caracalla Denarius, RIC 206a, RSC 220, BMC 48

Caracalla Denarius. 213 AD. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P, Hercules standing left, holding branch, club & lion's skin. RSC 220.
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CARACALLA109 viewsAR Tetradrachm. Seleucia ad Calycadnum. 10.59 gr. Laureate and cuirassed bust right seen from behind. AV K M AVR ANTΩNINOC. / Herakles standing right, wearing lion's skin and holding quiver by strap in right hand,club in his left. CEΛEYKEΩN TΩN ΠPOC TΩ KAΛYKAD CE in two circles around. Toned. SNG Levante 745 (this coin); Prieur 745. CP 1498.
Triton VII, Lot: 786. Leu 22 (8-9 May 1979), lot 306.
CNG photograph.
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CARACALLA27 viewsAR tetradrachm. Tyre (Phoenicia) .215-217 AD. 12.25 gr.1h. Laureate head right. AVT KAI ANTWNINOC CE. / Eagle standing facing on club, head turned left; murex shell between legs. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞVΠATOCTO Γ. Prieur 1547. Bellinger 303.benito
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CARACALLA23 viewsAR tetradrachm. Tyre (Phoenicia) .215-217 AD. 12.25 gr.1h. Laureate head right. AVT KAI ANTWNINOC CE. / Eagle standing facing on club, head turned left; murex shell between legs. ΔΗΜΑΡΧ ΕΞVΠATOCTO Γ. Prieur 1547. Bellinger 303.
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CARACALLA86 viewsAR Tetradrachm. Seleucia ad Calycadnum. 10.59 gr. Laureate and cuirassed bust right seen from behind. AV K M AVR ANTΩNINOC. / Herakles standing right, wearing lion's skin and holding quiver by strap in right hand,club in his left. CEΛEYKEΩN TΩN ΠPOC TΩ KAΛYKAD CE in two circles around. Toned. SNG Levante 745 (this coin); Prieur 745. CP 1498.
Triton VII, Lot: 786. Leu 22 (8-9 May 1979), lot 306.
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Caracalla107 viewsCaracalla, Rome mint, 3.153g, 19.4mm, 212 A.D.; O: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right; R: P M TR P XV COS III P P, Hercules standing half left, nude, branch in right, club and lion-skin in left. RIC IV 192, RSC III 1964 commentsNemonater
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Caracalla - Antioch8 viewsor moving mint
AR tetradrachm
215-217 AD
laureate head right
·AV·T·K·M·A· ···ANTΩNEINOC_·C·_EB·
eagle facing, head lright, wreath in beak
star above small club below
'Δ'HMAPX EΞ·VΠATOC·TO'Δ'
McAlee 686; Prieur 233
12,2g
ex Roma Numismatics
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Caracalla - Hercules176 viewsDenarius 213
O/ ANTONINUS PIUS - AUG BRIT Man's laureate head, bearded, right
R/ P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P Hercules, naked, standing half-left, holding branch and club with lion's skin
C 220 - RIC 206a
Mint: Rome (3rd emission)
septimus
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Caracalla - Tyre6 viewsAR tetradrachm
215-217 AD
laureate head right
AVT KAI AN_TWNEINOC CE
eagle facing, head left, wreath in beak, murex shell and club below
·ΔHMAPX·EΞ·VΠATOC·TO·Δ·
Prieur 1547, Bellinger 303, BMC Greek (Phoenicia) 40, p.304
12,7g
ex Dionysos
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CARACALLA AR Denarius8 viewsOBVERSE: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
REVERSE: PM TR P XV COS III P P, Hercules standing front with branch, club and lion skin.
Struck at Rome, 212 AD
3.1g, 18mm
RIC 192, RSC 196
Legatus
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Caracalla AR Tet, Tyre - AR Antoninianus, Rome mint, and AR Denarius, Rome Mint15 viewsbottom left:
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Roman Empire, Tyre, Phoenicia. Emperor Caracalla
Silver Tetradrachm, Tyre Mint - 213 - 217 A.D.
Weight 13.379 Grams, Diameter 26.4 mm
obv: Laureate bust of Emperor right, cuirassed and seen from the front.
rev: Eagle standing on club facing, wings spread, tail and head left, wreath in beak, murex shell between legs
13.379 Grams
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bottom right:
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Roman Empire, Emperor Caracalla (AD 212-217)
Silver Antoninianus (double denarius) 'Venus Victrix'
obv: ANTONINUS PIVS AVG GERM - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed. Seen from front.
rev: VENVS VICTRIX - Venus standing left, holding Victory & scepter, leaning on shield set on helmet.
5.2 Grams
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top middle:
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Caracalla Denarius. 213 AD.
OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT - laureate head right.
REV: PROFECTIO AVG - Caracalla standing right, holding a transverse spear,
two standards behind him.
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Caracalla AR Tetradrachm, Tyre - Caracalla AR Antoninianus, Rome Mint15 viewsleft:
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Roman Empire, Tyre, Phoenicia. Emperor Caracalla
Silver Tetradrachm, Tyre Mint - 213 - 217 A.D.
Weight 13.379 Grams, Diameter 26.4 mm
obv: Laureate bust of Emperor right, cuirassed and seen from the front.
rev: Eagle standing on club facing, wings spread, tail and head left, wreath in beak, murex shell between legs
13.379 Grams
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right:
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Roman Empire, Emperor Caracalla (AD 212-217)
Silver Antoninianus (double denarius) 'Venus Victrix'
obv: ANTONINUS PIVS AVG GERM - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed. Seen from front.
rev: VENVS VICTRIX - Venus standing left, holding Victory & scepter, leaning on shield set on helmet.
5.2 Grams
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Caracalla Denarius22 viewsCaracalla Denarius. 213 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right
Rev: PM TR P XVII COS IIII P P, Hercules standing left, holding branch, club & lion skin.

RIC 239, RSC 244.
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Caracalla Denarius RIC IV 206(a)30 viewsRome mint, Caracalla Denarius, 213 A.D. AR 19mm 2.33g, RIC IV 206(a), RSC 220, BMC 48
O: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
R: P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P, Hercules standing left, holding branch, club & lion's skin
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Caracalla Denarius, Rome59 viewsCaracalla
AR Denarius
212 AD
Rome
ANTONINVS PIVS-AVG BRIT
Laureate head right
P M TR P XV COS III P P
Hercules, nude, standing facing, head left, branch upward in right hand, club and lion skin in left
19mm x 21mm
3.15g
RIC IV, Part I, 192
WindchildPunico
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Caracalla limes denarius, c 213 AD33 viewsCaracalla
AE limes denarius – 18mm
Rome (?) – c.213 AD
laureate bust r.
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
Hercules standing l., holding branch, club, and lions skin
PM TR P XVI COS IIII PP
RIC IV 206a (official)
Ardatirion
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Caracalla Tetradrachm - Tyre, Phoenicia - Murex Shell between Eagle's legs - 0211 viewsRoman Empire, Tyre, Phoenicia. Emperor Caracalla
Silver Tetradrachm, Tyre Mint - 213 - 217 A.D.

obv: Laureate bust of Emperor right, cuirassed and seen from the front.
rev: Eagle standing on club facing, wings spread, tail and head left, wreath in beak, murex shell between legs.

13.79 Grams
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Caracalla Tetradrachm - Tyre, Phoenicia - Murex Shell between Eagle's legs - 0310 viewsRoman Empire, Tyre, Phoenicia. Emperor Caracalla
Silver Tetradrachm, Tyre Mint - 213 - 217 A.D.

obv: Laureate bust of Emperor right, cuirassed and seen from the front.
rev: Eagle standing on club facing, wings spread, tail and head left, wreath in beak, murex shell between legs.

13.79 Grams
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Caracalla Tetradrachm - Tyre, Phoenicia - Murex Shell between Eagle's legs - 0410 viewsRoman Empire, Tyre, Phoenicia. Emperor Caracalla
Silver Tetradrachm, Tyre Mint - 213 - 217 A.D.

obv: Laureate bust of Emperor right, cuirassed and seen from the front.
rev: Eagle standing on club facing, wings spread, tail and head left, wreath in beak, murex shell between legs.

13.79 Grams
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Caracalla Tetradrachm - Tyre, Phoenicia - Murex Shell between Eagle's legs - Reverse9 viewsRoman Empire, Tyre, Phoenicia. Emperor Caracalla
Silver Tetradrachm, Tyre Mint - 213 - 217 A.D.

obv: Laureate bust of Emperor right, cuirassed and seen from the front.
rev: Eagle standing on club facing, wings spread, tail and head left, wreath in beak, murex shell between legs.

13.79 Grams
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Caracalla Tetradrachmai - 4x - with US Quarter - obverse8 views4 x Tetradrachmai of the Emperor Caracalla (212 - 217 AD)

The three (3) on the top, the ones at 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock around the US Quarter Dollar were struck at the Mint at Antioch, Syria.

The one on the bottom, at 6 o'clock directly below the US Quarter Dollar is from Tyre, Phoenicia. - note the murex shell between the legs of the eagle on this coin, also the eagle is standing on a club rather than on the thigh and leg of a sacrificial animal like it is on the other three from Antioch. The Murex shell and the club were used as symbols of Tyre.
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Caracalla Tetradrachmai - 4x - with US Quarter - reverse7 views4 x Tetradrachmai of the Emperor Caracalla (212 - 217 AD)

The three (3) on the top row are from the Mint at Antioch, Syria.

The one on the bottom row to the left of the US Quarter Dollar is from Tyre, Phoenicia. - note the murex shell between the legs of the eagle on this coin, also the eagle is standing on a club rather than on the thigh and leg of a sacrificial animal like it is on the other three from Antioch. The Murex shell and the club were used as symbols of Tyre.
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Caracalla Tetradrachmai - 4x - with US Quarter - reverse9 views4 x Tetradrachmai of the Emperor Caracalla (212 - 217 AD)

The three (3) on the top row are from the Mint at Antioch, Syria.

The one on the bottom row to the left of the US Quarter Dollar is from Tyre, Phoenicia. - note the murex shell between the legs of the eagle on this coin, also the eagle is standing on a club rather than on the thigh and leg of a sacrificial animal like it is on the other three from Antioch. The Murex shell and the club were used as symbols of Tyre.
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Caracalla Tetradrachmai - 4x - with US Quarter - reverse8 views4 x Tetradrachmai of the Emperor Caracalla (212 - 217 AD)

The three (3) on the top, the ones at 12 o'clock, 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock around the US Quarter Dollar were struck at the Mint at Antioch, Syria.

The one on the bottom, at 6 o'clock directly below the US Quarter Dollar is from Tyre, Phoenicia. - note the murex shell between the legs of the eagle on this coin, also the eagle is standing on a club rather than on the thigh and leg of a sacrificial animal like it is on the other three from Antioch. The Murex shell and the club were used as symbols of Tyre.
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Caracalla, 198 - 217 AD17 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head of Caracalla facing right.

Rev: PM TRP XV COS III PP, Hercules standing left holding an olive branch in his right hand and a club with a lion's skin in his left.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 212 AD

3.4 grams, 18 mm, 0°

RIC IVi 192, RSC 196, VM 59/2
SPQR Coins
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE45 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 213 CE; 3.43g., 19.4mm., BMCRE 48–9, RIC 206a, RSC 220. Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: PM TR P XVI COS IIII PP; Hercules, naked, standing half-left, holding branch and club with lion's skin.

Notes: Second issue of the sole reign of Caracalla. Perhaps the bearded figure on the reverse is intended to represent Caracalla as Hercules; its head bears a strong resemblance to Caracalla's "angry scowl" portrait as shown on the obverse.
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE51 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 212 CE; 19mm, 3.38g. BMCRE 35–8, RIC 192, RSC 196. Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: PM TR – P XV COS III PP; Hercules, naked, standing half-left, holding branch and club with lion’s skin.

Notes: First issue (c. March) of the sole reign of Caracalla.

Provenance: Ex Numis.be (24 November 2012), lot 65.
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Caracalla, AE 1727 viewsM AV K ANTWNIN
Bust bare headed, draped, seen from behind
NIKOPOL PROC ICT
Herakles, nude, standing right, resting club on ground, holding apple of the Hesperides with the skin of the Nemean lion hanging from arm
AMNG Pick 1498 var., different reverse legend
Varbanov (Eng.) I, 2921
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Caracalla, AMNG 152532 viewsMoesia Inferior, Nikopolis mint, Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE 28mm 14.33g, AMNG 1525
O: AV K M AVP ANTWNINOC laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
R: NIKOPOLITWN PPOC ICTPON Hercules standing right, holding club and lion skin
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Caracalla_Nikopolis_Herakles.35 viewsAE28, 11g
consular legate Aurelius Gallus
obv: laureate draped and cuirassed bust right
rev: VΠ AVP ΓΑΛΛΟV - NIKOΠOΛITΩN,

areich
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CARIA, CNIDOS22 views250 - 210 BC
AE 13 mm, 2.09 g
O: [DAMOKRATIAS] Head of Aphrodite wearing stephane, right
R: KNI [TELESI]FRW[N] Prow right, club below.
Knidos, SNG Keckman 182
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Caria, Cnidus mint, SNG Keckman 201 (head to left)46 viewsCaria, Cnidus mint, 250-210 B.C. AE, 12mm 2.78g, SNG Keckman 201 (head to left)
O: Head of Aphrodite l.
R: Illegible ethnic (KNI) and illegible magistrate name, prow l., below, club
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Caria, Heraclaea Salbace, Domitian 18 viewsCARIA, Heraclaea Salbace. Domitian. AD 81-96. Æ (20mm, 5.08 g, 6h). Laureate head right / Hercules walking left, extending hand and holding club. RPC II 1238. VF, earthen green patina.1 commentsecoli
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Caria, Knidos. Ae12. Prow over club.83 viewsObv: Head of Aphrodite l., wearing stephane.
Rev: Prow l.; club and magistrate's name below.
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CARIA, Knidus21 viewsCARIA, Knidus, Aphrodite left/Prow, KNI PYO WNO , club below. Lind. I, 635.Molinari
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Carian Islands, Rhodes9 viewsRhodes. 170-150 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.21 gm) Plinthophoric standard. Radiate head of Apollo Helios, 3/4 to r. / Rose upright in bloom, P-O flanking, club and T to l., APTEMΩN magistrate Artemon below. VF.
HGC 6 #1462 (S); Jenkins 1989 Group B #44 cf #37-55; SNG Cop 842; SNG Helsinki 654-6.
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Celtic Imitation of Thasos AR Tetradrachm52 viewsObv: Wreathed head of Dionysos right.
Rev: HPAKΛEOYΣ/ ΣΩTHPOΣ/ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ - Herakles standing facing, head right, holding club and lion's skin
Weight: 16.80g
Notes: I believe this to be a Celtic imitation, rather than a Greek original, due to a slightly slightly degraded style of both the obverse and the reverse.
oa
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CELTIC, IMITATIVE (OF ALEXANDER III OF MACEDON)14 viewsAE 15 mm; 2.62 g
O: Head of Herakles wearing lionskin headdress knotted at throat, right
R: Club and bowcase (reverse is slightly concave)
laney
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Celts, Danube Region, Imitative of Thasos, 1st Century B.C. Silver tetradrachm16 viewsCelts, Danube Region, Imitative of Thasos, 1st Century B.C. Silver tetradrachm, SGCV I 215, ICG F15, obverse head of Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy and grapes; reverse “ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟΥΣ ΣΟΤΗΡΟΣ ΘΑΣΙΩΝ”, Hercules, nude, standing half left, resting right on grounded club, lion's skin on left arm, HM monogram inner left; Imitates an issue of Thasos, Thrace under Roman rule, 146 - 45 B.C. This example is close to the original. Some of the Celtic imitations are so abstract that they hardly resemble the original type from Thasos. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Charakene, Attembelos IV, ca. 53 - 64 AD19 viewsAE tdr, 15,01gr, 25,38mm,
SGIC 5924var. (Attambelos III.), Mitch. ACW 729var. (Attambelos III.),
mint: Charax Spasinou (?), axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, right, w/diadem and 2 ribbons; medium-long hair in 7 spiral locks, short beard; countermark monogram in neck area;
rev.: naked Herakles on rock or omphalos resting club on knee;
ex: Baltimore Coin Show.
Schatz
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Cilicia, Aigeai. AR Tetradrachm.58 viewsDated Civic Year 17 (30/29 BC). AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 14.38g, 11h). Arnold-Biucchi, Tresor 84-122 var. (D4/R-[unlisted reverse die]); SNG France-2280 (same obverse die); SNG Levante-; SNG von Aulock-; DCA-355. Obverse Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right. Reverse Athena Nikephoros standing left; DI and club to left, IZ (date) and delta in exergue, ethnic in right field; all within wreath. Extra fine with a hint of die wear. Well centered. Rare (R1), especially with unrecorded reverse die.

Ex Roma Numismatics Ltd. Auction V, lot 413. Ex CNG.

In classical times the modern city of Ayas was called Aigeai and belonged to Greater Cilicia (Cilicia Pedias). The site is strategically located on the Gulf of Issos and was originally founded by Greco-Macedonian colonists and named after the Macedonian capital Aegae. Due to its strategic location in launching attacks against Armenia, Pontos and Parthia, Julius Caesar gave the city a special status of oppidium liberum or a “free city” in autumn of 47 BC, probably early November of that year.

2 commentsJason T
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Cilicia, Irenopolis, Marcus Aurelius SNG Paris 225842 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AD 161-180
AE 20, 7.84g
obv. AVRHLIOC - KAI[CAR]
laureate head r.
rev. IRHNO[POLITWN] - MHTROP (RO ligated)
Herakles, nude, reclining l. on lion's skin, legs crossed, holding knotted club in r.
hand and with l. hand lion's skin of which the legs hanging down; from the
lion's mouth water is flowing.
ref. SNG Levante Supp. 381 (this coin); SNG Paris 2258. Both don't mentioned the flowing water!
added to www.wildwinds.com

Perhaps the reverse shows Herakles as fountain figure.
Jochen
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Gordian III, SNG Copenhagen 383 cf.28 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 35
obv. AVT KAI M ANT GOR[DIANOC CEB]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, radiate, r.
in field l. and r. P - P
rev. TARCOV MHTROPOLEW
Herakles, bearded(?), nude, stg. facing, head l., resting with r. hand on his club, holding
over l. arm the lion-skin and in the outstretched l. hand five apples.; l. beside him a tree
with twigs, entwined by a nake.
in the upper r. field A / G, in the lower l. field M / K
Ref.: cf. SNG Copenhagen 383
very rare, good F/about VF, trace of ancient smoothing process on rev. The coin is in the usual rough state of the coins of Tarsos.

For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
Jochen
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Heracles, AE2944 views29mm, 10.68g
obv: A∆PIANHC TAPCOY, bearded head of Herakles right, club across shoulder
rev: ΜΗΤΡΟΠΟΛΕΩC; Perseus left holding harpa and small statue of Apollo holding wolves, lion bringing down bull at feet, ΒΟΗ/ΘΟΥ in field
1 commentsareich
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Cilicia, Tarsos. Satrap Mazaios. AR Stater.128 viewsCirca 361-334 B.C. AR Stater (10.88gm, 24mm, 5h). cf. SNG Levant-106; SNG Paris-. Obverse Baal of Tarsos enthroned left, head facing, holding club, bunch of grapes, wheat ear, and eagle in right hand, lotus-headed scepter in left hand, B’LTRZ (Baaltarz) in Aramaic behind, M below throne, all within a circle of dots. Reverse lion bringing down bull, attacking with teeth and claws, MZDI (Mazdai) in Aramaic above, unlisted ankh symbol, wheat ear below, all within a circle of dots. Sharply struck on an excellent metal with areas of flat strike. Choice superb EF/EF. Toned, lustrous.

Ex Ponterio and Associates Sale No. 84, November 1996, lot 141. Ex Stacks Bowers and Ponterio Sale No. 172, November 2012, lot 11680. Ex Pars Coins.

The depiction of Phoenician-Canaanite god Baal on Cilician coinage suggests the preeminence of his cult in Tarsos. He is shown enthroned, most probably on Mount Zaphon. The symbols corn-ear/barley and grapes suggest Baal’s capacity as a god involved in the seasonal cycles of life and death, or a more specific reference to Cilicia’s fertile plains. The iconography of this late coinage is also a syncretic mixture of other cultures, including Greek. The treatment of the god’s body gives us a hint of the extent of influence of Hellenic culture exerted in Eastern Asia Minor even before Alexander’s conquest, and it is said that Baal could be equated with Zeus in the Greek context. After the conquest of Alexander III of the East, Mazaios was appointed governor of Babylon. The new coinage of Alexander was strongly influenced by Mazaios’ pre-Alexandrine coinage (the Zeus Aetophoros commonly found on the reverses of his tetradrachmai is a direct descendant of this). The reverse depicts the City’s Emblem and clearly has an underlying meaning now lost to us. Some say it symbolizes the victory of Day over Night, while others suggest military conquest and subjugation of the enemies by the Persian Empire. Marvin Tameanko has persuasively argued (see Celator, Jan. 1995, pp. 6-11) that the kneeling bull (without the lion) is symbolic of Zeus, as attested on scores of later Greek and Roman coins; and the lion is symbolic of the supreme god Baal of the Cilicians. This concludes the lion-over-bull motif on this coin delivers a message that is both blatantly direct and simple, if the argument put forward is to be believed.
6 commentsJason T
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Cilicia, Tarsus. AE18. Lycias Magistrate.24 viewsObv: Zeus seated left, holding Nike and scepter
Rev: Club tied with fillets within oak wreath, LYCIA in ex.
Lycias Magistrate.
ancientone
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Cilicia_Tarsos_Gordianus_III_SNG France 16699 viewsGordianus III.
AE, Cilicia, Tarsos
Struck: 238-244 / 33-34 mm / 25,15 g

Av: AYT KAI M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CEB
Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right seen from behind

In fields: Π / Π

Rv: TAPCOY MHTPOΠΟΛΕΩ
Hercules standing facing, head left, lion's skin over forearm, holding club set on ground and Apples of the Hesperides, dead serpent on branch to left

In left field: M / K
In right field: A / Γ / B

Reference: SNG France 1669
Andicz
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Claudius II (RIC 213, Coin #234)21 viewsRIC 213 (C), AE Antoninianus, Antioch, 268-270 AD.
Obv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG Radiate head left.
Rev: IVVENTVS AVG Hercules standing facing, head left, holding club and lion skin.
Size: 21.2mm 2.98gm
MaynardGee
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Claudius II Gothicus10 viewsAE-Antoninianus
VIRTVS CLAVDI AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust left, holding Horse on reins and globe.
VIRTVTI AVGVSTI; Hercules standing right, leaning on club and holding lion skin; M / C in fields.
Ex: -
Cyzicus
RIC temp #903
Julianus of Pannonia
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Club of Hercules11 viewsCommodus, March or April 177 - 31 Dec 192 A.D. obv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head right wearing lionskin headdress; rev: HERCVL ROMAN AVGV either side of club of Hercules. Sear RCV II 56441 commentskaitsuburi
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Club, Denarius, Crawford 89/118 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; below, club symbol; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Apulia
Weight: 4.36 gm.
Reference: Crawford 89/1
Provenance: NAC 78 part , lot 537, 28-MAY-2014


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

The reverse of this coin is slightly off-center and there is some indication of over striking, although it is so light the under-type is not discernable. Otherwise lovely iridescent toning, struck on a round flan and EF.
1 commentsSteve B5
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Coded Maximian KOY Siscia138 viewsobv: IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG (2)
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right (C)
rev: CONSERVATOR AVGG with B in right field and XXIKOY in ex.
Maximianus standing left pouring a sacrifice from patina in right hand while holding a sceptre in left & Hercules pouring a sacrifice from a patina in right hand while leaning on a club in left.
cscoppa
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Commodus 88 viewsObverse: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL Commodus Laureate head right
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE AVG Commodus, as Hercules, standing right with foot on prow, resting club on tree trunk and holding thunderbolt, clasping hands with Africa who wears elephant-skin headdress and stands right holding sistrum; to her feet, a lion
Mint : Rome
Date : AD 191-192
Reference : RIC III 259a; MIR 18, 861-4/30; RSC 643
Grade : Good VF
Weight : 3.48 g
Denom : Denarius
Metal : Silver
Comments : The elements comprising this reverse type portray a personified Africa and the emperor Commodus as Hercules and represent the African fleet of corn transports as Africa was the granary of Rome. 16mm
Bolayi
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Commodus258 viewsAgain Commodus portrayed as HerculesTitus Pullo
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Commodus114 viewsAD 177-192. AR Denarius (17mm, 1.94 g, 1h). Rome mint. Struck AD 192. Head right, wearing lion skin / HER-CVL/ RO-MAN/ AV-GV divided by club; all within wreath. RIC III 251; RSC 190

Numerous events suggest Commodus was becoming mentally ill. Apparently he thought of himself as the reincarnation of Hercules. It is said that in public spectacles he would dress in the manner of Hercules and bludgeon prisoners to death with a club.

I feel this serene portrait is unusually lifelike for the type.
5 commentsNemonater
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Commodus54 viewsCommodus Denarius
16 mm 2.56 gm
O: L AEL AVREL CO M AVG P FEL
Head right, wearing lion skin headdress
R: HER-CVL/ROM-AN/AV-GV in three lines across field, divided by club; all within wreath
4 commentsKoffy
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Commodus 11 viewsCommodus. A.D. 177-192. AR denarius (17.58 mm, 2.26 g, 5 h). sole reign: A.D. 180-192. Rome mint, struck A.D. 192. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head of Commodus as Hercules right, wearing lion-skin headdress / HER - CVL / RO - MAN / AV - GV, legend in three lines divided vertically by club of Hercules, handle upwards; all within laurel-wreath. RIC III 251 ; RSC 190. near VF, flan crack at 1:00, lightly toned.
1 commentsecoli
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Commodus - As - RIC 64419 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, Head right wearing lion skin of Hercules
Rev: HER-CVL / RO-MAN / AV-GV / S - C in four lines to left and right of upright club of Hercules, all within laurel wreath.
Size: 23 mm
Weight: 11,06 g
Date: 192 AD
Ref: RIC III 644, Cohen 193
Rarity: S
1 commentsvs1969
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Commodus - Dupondius - RIC 6439 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, radiate head right.
Rev: HERCVLI ROMANO AVG / SC, Commodus, as Hercules, standing left, laying right hand on trophy and holding club and lion-skin in left
Size: 24 mm
Weight: 13,6 g
Date: 192 AD
Ref: RIC III 643
Rarity: R
vs1969
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Commodus - Hercluea and Africa52 viewsObverse: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL - Laureate head Commodus right
Reverse: PROVIDENTIAE AVG - Hercules standing left, foot on prow, resting club on a tree trunk behind and holding thunderbolt while clasping hands with Africa, who stands right, wearing elephant skin and holding sistrum; lion at her feet
Mint : Rome
Date : AD 191-192
Reference : RIC III, p. 396, 259a Rare; Cohen 643
Grade : aVF
Weight : 3.04g
Denom : Denarius
Metal : Silver
Acquired: 03/04/04

Comments : Issued c.192 A.D., to mark the establishment of a fleet of ships to bring North African grain to Rome which he renamed the Commodiana Herculea, and Commodus' foresight (PROVIDENTIAE AVG) in doing so. The ship's prow makes reference to the role of Rome's overseas provinces, in feeding the capital.
Bolayi
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Commodus - Medallic sestertius51 viewsWorn obverse legend, that should read : L. AELIVS AVRELIVS COMMODVS AVG. PIVS FELIX , head of Hercules/Commodus left, wearing lion's skin
HER CVLI / ROM ANO / AVG VST. in three lines divided by club, all in wreath. No SC.
33-34 mm

This bronze coin has the size of a large sestertius, but has not the letters SC, and the obverse is from the die engraver who worked for medallions, while the reverse die was carved with much less care. It is a reduced version of a medallion (42 mm) discovered in Crete - the only parallel I could find :
http://www.maat.com.au/commodusmedallion.html

Probably unpublished
Ginolerhino
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COMMODUS AR Denarius27 viewsOBVERSE: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, laureate head right
REVERSE: HERCVLI ROMANO AVG, Hercules standing front, head left, crowning trophy, holding lion skin & club
Struck at Rome, 192 AD
3.22g, 18mm
RIC 254a, Cohen 202, BMC 346A
1 commentsLegatus
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Commodus AS119 viewsCommodus --AE AS. (23 mm, 12.25 g). Rome, A.D. 192. [L AEL] AVREL CO - MM AVG P FEL, head of Commodus, as Hercules, right, wearing lion's skin headdress / HER-CVL/RO-MAN/AV-GV/S [C] in four lines, club within wreath. RIC 644; BMC 722; MIR 853-9/72; Foss 84; Cohen 193 2 commentsfeatherz
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Commodus RIC III, 25168 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AR - denarius, 16.34mm, 2.49g
Rome, AD 192
obv. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL
Bearded head of Commodus, wearing lion-skin headdress
rev. HER - CVL / ROM - AN / AV - GV on both sides of
Hercules' club in oak-wreath
RIC III, 251; C.190; BMC 339
scarce, VF/VF, toned, on a small flan as usual, but nice portrait

This is one of the types showing Commodus as Hercules, sign of his madness.
1 commentsJochen
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Commodus Sestertius24 viewsCommodus augustus, 177 – 192

Sestertius 191-192, Æ Sestertius
Obv: L AEL AVREL CO – MM AVG P FEL Laureate and draped bust r.
Rev: HERCVLI ROMANO AVG S – C Hercules, naked, standing to front, head l., holding club and lion’s skin in l. hand and placing r. on trophy.

C 203 (misdescribed). BMC 714. RIC 640.

Rare
Tanit
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Commodus, 177 - 193 AD28 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL (COMM) AVG P FEL, laureate head of Commodus facing right.

Rev: PROVIDENTIAE AVG, Commodus dressed as Hercules, standing front, head left, naked, foot on prow, resting a club on a tree-trunk, clasping hands over corn-ears with Africa, who stands before him facing right, she wears an elephant's skin headdress and holds a sistrum, lion at her feet.

Note: Refers to the foresight of the emperor in reorganizing the North African grain fleet that was renamed Commodiana Herculea.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 192 AD

2.6 grams, 18 mm, 180°

RIC III 259a, RSC 643, S5687, VM 90
1 commentsSPQR Coins
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Commodus, 177 - 193 AD24 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head of Commodus facing right, wearing lion's skin

Rev: HERCVLI ROMANO AVG, bow, club and quiver.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 192 AD

3.3 grams, 16 mm, 180°

RIC III 253, RSC 195, S5645, VM 22
SPQR Coins
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Commodus, 177 - 193 AD26 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head of Commodus facing right, wearing lion's skin.

Rev: HER-CVL / RO-MAN / AV-GV, in three lines divided by an upright club, all within a laurel wreath.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 192 AD

3.2 grams, 17.5 x 19.2 mm, 90°

RIC III 251, RSC 190, S5644
SPQR Coins
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Commodus, 177 - 193 AD37 viewsObv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, laureate head of Commodus facing right.

Rev: HERCVLI ROMANO AVG, Hercules standing left, holding a club and lion-skin in his left hand and resting his right hand on a trophy.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 192 AD

2.3 grams, 16.5 mm, 225°

RIC III 254a, RSC 202, S5646, VM 23
1 commentsSPQR Coins
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Commodus, denarius14 viewsCommodus, denarius.
Rome mint, 191-192 A.D.
2,53 g. 17 mm.
Obv. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head right wearing lionskin headdress.
Rev. HER-CVL RO-MAN AV-GV either side of club of Hercules, all in wreath.
RIC 251.
1 commentsMarsman
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Commodus, RIC 640, Sestertius of AD 192 (Roman Hercules)16 viewsÆ Sestertius (27.69g, Ø31.5mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 192.
Obv.: L·AEL·AVREL·CO-MM·AVG P FEL, laureate head right.
Rev.: HERCVLI ROMANO AVG (around) S C (in ex.), Commodus as Hercules, naked, standing left, placing hand on trophy and holding club and lion skin in left hand.

RIC 640; Cohen 203 (15 Fr.); BMC 714; Sear 5752

ex cgb.fr (2014)

One of the issues confirming the megalomania of Commodus, especially during the last years of his reign, identifying himself as the 'Roman Hercules'
Charles S
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Commodus, RIC 641, Sestertius of AD 192 (Providentiae)37 viewsÆ Sestertius (26.15g, Ø30mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 192.
Obv.: L·AEL·AVREL·CO-MM·AVG·P·FEL, laureate head right.
Rev.: P M TR P X IMP VII COS IIII (around) S C (in ex.), Commodus as Hercules, naked, standing left, foot on prow, holding club left resting on tree trunk or rock(s), receiving corn-ears from Africa, standing right, togate, wearing elephant-skin head-dress, holding sistrum (brass rattle, an Egyptian musical instrument) in left, lion at her feet.

RIC 641 (R); Cohen 644 (15fr.); BMC 718; Sear 5796

During the last year of his reign, the megalomania of Commodus reached insane levels. He renamed many things of importance after himself including the twelve months year, even the city Rome, the citizens of Rome, the Senate and so on. This issue marks the renaming of the African grain fleet to "Commodiana Herculea"

ex cgb.fr (2014); ex Alessandra Brunetti (London, 2010); ex coll. Prof. M. Caselli.
2 commentsCharles S
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Commodus, Rome 192 AD32 viewsL AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL
Laureate bust right
HERCVLI ROMANO AVG
Commodus as Hercules crowning trophy, left, with lion skin and club
RIC 254a, BMC 346A, C 202
whitetd49
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Commodus, Sestertius - *139 viewsMinted in Rome, AD 192
L AEL AVREL CO---MM AVG P FEL, Laureate head of Commodus right
HERCVLI ROMANO AVG, Hercules facing, head left, holding club and lion's skin, resting on trophy. SC in field
21,01 gr
Ref : RCV #5752, Cohen #203, BMC # 314. RIC # 640.

This is the very first roman coin I have ever possessed, gift from my grand father who found it digging a trench at Verdun battle during WWI

The following comment is taken from the description of a similar example (in far much better condition) in NAC auction 54, # 477 :
Few Roman coins excite as much commentary as those of Commodus, which show him possessed of Hercules. Not only do they present an extraordinary image, but they offer incontrovertible support to the literary record. The reports of Commodus’ megalomania and infatuation with Hercules are so alarming and fanciful that if the numismatic record was not there to confirm, modern historians would almost certainly regard the literary record as an absurd version of affairs, much in the way reports of Tiberius’ depraved behaviour on Capri are considered to be callous exaggerations. Faced with such rich and diverse evidence, there can be no question that late in his life Commodus believed that Hercules was his divine patron. Indeed, he worshipped the demigod so intensely that he renamed the month of September after him, and he eventually came to believe himself to be an incarnation of the mythological hero. By tradition, Hercules had fashioned his knotted club from a wild olive tree that he tore from the soil of Mount Helicon and subsequently used to kill the lion of Cithaeron when he was only 18 years old. Probably the most familiar account of his bow and arrows was his shooting of the Stymphalian birds while fulfilling his sixth labour. The reverse inscription HERCVLI ROMANO AVG (‘to the August Roman Hercules’) makes the coin all the more interesting, especially when put into context with those of contemporary coins inscribed HERCVLI COMMODO AVG, which amounts to a dedication ‘to Hercules Commodus Augustus’.
1 commentsPotator II
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Commodus.21 viewsCommodus. A.D. 177-192. AR denarius (17.5 mm, 2.63 g, 1 h). Rome mint, A.D. 192. Rare. L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL, head right wearing lion's skin headdress / PROVIDENTIAE AVG, Commodus, as Hercules, standing left, foot on prow, holding club, clasping hands with Africa who is wearing elephant skin headdress and holding sistrum, a lion at her feet. RIC 259a; RSC 643; BMCRE 356. aVF, ecoli
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Constantine I Soli invicto comiti27 viewsAE 20 mm 3.9 grams 314-315 AD
OBV :: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG. Laureate, drapped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: SOLI INVICTO COMITI. Sol standing left holding club, chalmy across shoulder. R over X in left field, F in right field
EX :: RQ ( rome )
RIC VII Rome 27
RIC rated C3
from uncleaned lot 10.07
Johnny
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Constantius Chlorus7 viewsAE-Antoninianus
FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB C; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
VIRTVS AVGG; Hercules in the garden on the Hesperides, holding club and apple, standing r. under apple tree around which a serpent is entwined.
Ex: XXIT
Ticinum
RIC 670
Julianus of Pannonia
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Constantius I Chlorus - AE follis9 viewsRome
300-301 AD
laureate head right
CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
Moneta standing slightly left, holding scales and cornucopia
SACRA MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN
T club
RIC VI Rome 102a
ex Aurea
Johny SYSEL
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Constantius I Chlorus, Antoninianus, IOVI ET HERCVLI CONS CAES1 viewsAE Antoninianus
Constantius I Chlorus
Caesar: 293 - 305AD
Augustus: 305 - 306AD
Issued: 293AD
24.0mm 3.58gr
O: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
R: IOVI ET HERCVLI CONS CAES; Jupiter standing right, holding globe and scepter, facing Hercules, standing left, holding Victory on globe, club and lion's skin.
Exergue: S, above line; XXI, below line.
Antioch Mint
Aorta: B44, O30, R49, T73, M2.
Cohen 164; RIC V-2, 673.
Agora Auctions for Holding History Lot 04-243
2/25/16 1/26/17
Nicholas Z
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Constantius I RIC V-2 Antioch 674104 viewsAE 20 - 22 mm 3.2 grams
OBV :: FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: IOVI ET HERCVLI CONS CAES. Jupiter standing right with long sceptre & globe, facing Hercules standing left, holding Victory, club & lion's skin. S in center
EX :: XXI ( Antioch )
RIC V-2 Antioch 674
RIC rated common
from uncleaned lot 03/2008
Johnny
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Constantius I RIC VI, 673 var.99 viewsConstantinus I Chlorus, Caesar 293 - 305, father of Constantin I
AR - Antoninianus, 4.45g, 22.4mm
Antiochia AD 293
obv. FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES
draped, cuirassed bust, seen from behind, radiate head r.
rev. IOVI ET HERCVLI CONS CAES
Jupiter standing r., holding globe and sceptre, facing Hercules standing l.,
holding victory, club and lion's skin.
field: dot above S
exergue: XXI
RIC V/2, 673 var., unlisted in RIC
R5(?); about EF
added to www.wildwinds.com
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

1. These Antoniniani are very scarce in anticipation of the currency reform AD 294. Coins in circulation were withdrawn and melted down (Forum)
2. This type is known for Diocletian (A - Z) and Galerius (Gamma) and was expected for Constantius too (S), but not yet known (Curtis Clay)
Jochen
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Countermark on Gordian III --AE26, Temnus.261 viewsGordian III --AE26, Temnus. R: Herakles standing left with club, lionskin and kantharos. Unknown c/m on obverse. (featherz)featherz
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Countermark on reverse of Alexander III, Cyprus Amathus 141 viewsAlexander the great AE
Amathus,Cyprus
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles right
Reverse: Club and quiver,below ,eagle flying left,star over quiver.Between ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ
16.47mm 4.48g
PRICE 3090 ,TZIAMBAZIS 38/3
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Cr 244/3 Æ Quadrans C. Aburius Geminus12 viewsRome, 134 BCE
o: Head of Hercules right, wearing lion’s skin headdress; ••• (mark of value) behind, [club below]
r: Prow of galley right; C • (ABVR)I/GEM above, ••• (mark of value) to right
Sydenham 491a; Type as RBW 1008
18.5mm 4.29 gm

This coin, as with the other 3 posted at same time, is vastly better in hand. This coin also has a Republic-nerd pedigree to die for: From the Andrew McCabe Collection. Ex RBW Collection Duplicate; purchased by RBW from Roberto Russo.
PMah
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Cr 250/2 Æ Quadrans M. Aburi M.f. Gem5 viewsc. 132 b.c.e. 19 mm, 6.70 gm.
o: Head of Hercules r., wearing lion’s skin; behind, three pellets and below neck truncation, club
r: M·ABVRI MF / GEM Prow r.; before, three pellets and below, ROMA.
Aburia 7
E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection (which was very, very large)
Nicely struck, despite wear. Nice dark brown patina.
More to follow on this type.
PMah
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Cr 329/1b AR Denarius P. Cornelius Lentulus M.f. 52 viewsRome, 100 BCE
o: Bust of Hercules right, seen from behind, holding club, shield in left field, K below pellet in right field, ROMA below
r: Roma standing facing, holding spear and wearing triple-crested helmet, Genius of the Roman People right crowning her and holding cornucopiae, K below pellet in left field, LENT•MAR•F in ex, all within laurel-wreath
Crawford 329/1b; Cornelia 25a
(3.94g, 20mm, 12h)
A somewhat busy design.
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Cr 380/1 AR Denarius C. POBLICIUS Q.F.8 views80 b.c.e. 3.8 gm.; 18 mm.
o: ROMA. Helmeted and draped bust of Roma right; F above.
r: C POBLICI Q F. Hercules standing left, wrestling the Nemean Lion; club below, quiver with bow and arrows to left, F above.
I. for one, feel that the Nemean Lion got a raw deal. Apart from having a demi-god out to get him, his skin became Hercules's "look". But Hercules was so...dense that he needed Athena to explain how to skin the poor lion -- which, in the typical way, makes the protagonist seem like a dim-wit. If you need a top-notch goddess to help you, then perhaps your accomplishment is at least 2nd rate.
A few elements of the inscription are weak, but the banker's marks are strong lettering. The serration looks entirely original to me.
PMah
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Crab434 viewsObverse: Herakles standing right, holding club
Reverse: Crab, Punic letters below
Mint : Island of Tunisia
Date : 2nd Century BC
Reference : SNG Cop-477-8
Weight : 6.87g
Dealer : HJB
Acquired: 30/04/04
Size :AE 20
Comments : Legend says that while Herakles fought the Hydra the goddess Hera sent down a giant crab which attacked his feet
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Crawford 20/1 - Hercules and Wolf and Twins24 viewsDenomination: Didrachm
Era: c. 269-266 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Head of Hercules R. Club and lionskin over shoulder. Border of dots.
Reverse: She-2olf r., suckling twins. ROMANO in exergue.
Weight: 7.21 gm
Reference: Crawford 20/1
Provenance: CNG shop, 09-MAR-2009

Comments: Obverse fully centered and complete. Reverse struck from a somewhat worn die, and slightly off-center obscuring the “O” in ROMONO. GVF/VF.
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Danube Region, Celtic, Imitating Thasos. ca 1st Century BC130 viewsCeltic, Danube Region. Imitating Thasos. ca 1st Century BC. AR Tetradrachm. 33mm 16.47g
O: Wreathed head of Dionysos right
R: HPAKLEOYE EWTHPOE THAEIWN, nude Herakles standing left with club & lion skin; M to left.
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Danubian Celts, Carpathian Region33 viewsCelts, Danubian, Carpathian Region, Uncertain Tribe. 1st c. BC. AR Tetradrachm (14.83 gm). Imitating Thasos Celticized and degraded head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy wreath / Celticized Herakles, standing facing, holding club and lionskin. Legend degraded to mere dots. VF. CNG 51 #19. Göbl OTA Class V; cf Kostial Lanz 983-994.2 commentsChristian T
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Demetrios II - AR Tetradrachm6 viewsTyre
c. 143-142 BC
diademed and draped bust right
Eagle standing left on prow left, with palm branch over shoulder; to left, club surmounted by (TYP) monogram; to right, OP (date) above (ΓHP) monogram
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ__ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ
SC 1959.4c.
ex Savoca
Johny SYSEL
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Demetrios II Tyre14 viewsSELEUKID EMPIRE. Demetrios II Nikator. Second reign, 129-125 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26.5mm, 13.91 g, 1h). Tyre mint. Dated SE 184 (129/8 BC). Diademed and draped bust right / Eagle standing left on prow, with palm frond over shoulder; to left, monogram above club surmounted by Tyre monogram; to right, monogram above ΔΠP (date); monogram between legs. SC 2195.2c; HGC 9, 1122; DCA 230Ajax
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Demetrius II Nikator AR Tetradrachm 129 BC71 viewsOBV: Diademed Bust Right
REV: BASILEWS [DEMETPIOY] Eagle left on prow, Club with TYP- monogram on top (Tyre mint) to left and date I Pi P (SE 187 = 126/5 BC) in right field, I Pi P below. Other monogram between eagle's legs.
Houghton 467, Newell 156, BMC 11 (ref. Wildwinds)
wt 13.4 gm
Shekels (tetradrachmae) of Tyre were minted in almost pure silver and were the only ones acceptable for the Jerusalem temple tax. This coin has some horn silver (chlorargyrite ) deposits on it.
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Denarius; "Horned", SACER D DEI SOLIS ELAGAB13 viewsElagabalus Denarius, Obv: M ANTONINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate bust right, horned and draped. Rev: SACER D DEI SOLIS ELAGAB - Elagabalus standing right, holding club and patera over lit altar; a star in right field. Rome mint: AD 221-222 = RIC IVii, 131, page 37 - Cohen 246 – SEAR RCV II (2002), 7542Podiceps
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Denarius; INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, RIC 885 viewsElagabalus Denarius. IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, horned, draped bust right / INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing left, holding patera sacrificing over altar and holding club upright, bull lying down behind altar. RIC 88, RSC 61, BMC 212, Sear RCV II: 7518.Podiceps
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Diocletian (284 - 305 A.D.)45 viewsÆ(S) Antoninianus
O: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
R: IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Jupiter stg R hldg globe and scepter; Hercules stg L hldg Victory, club,& lionskin, crescent & Z in center, XXI in ex.
Antioch Mint
4.0g
21.6mm
RIC V 323
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Diocletian Antoninianus - HERCVLI CONSERVAT8 viewsDiocletian Antoninianus

Obverse:
IMP C VAL DIOCLETIANVS AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
HERCVLI CONSERVAT
Hercules standing right with club on rock. TXXIT in exergue.

Ticinum
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DIOCLETIAN Antoninianus RIC V Part II 323, Jupiter14 viewsOBV: IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG
REV: IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Jupiter, half naked, standing right holding sceptre & globe, facing Hercules with lionskin, club & victory on globe, Z between, dot XXI in ex


Minted at Antioch, 293 AD
Legatus
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Diocletian, IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Antioch15 viewsDiocletian, IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG, Antioch, struck 285 AD, 22 mm, 3.5 g
Obverse: IMP CC VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG; radiate and draped bust right. Reverse: IOV ET HERCV CONSER AVGG; Jupiter, half naked, standing right holding sceptre and globe, facing Hercules with lionskin, club and victory on globe, crescent over S between, XXI in ex. RIC V-2, 323, ex areich
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Dionysos & Demeter (heads of)224 viewsThrace, Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis, 3rd-2nd cent. B.C. AE-22 mm, 8.08 grs. AV: Head of Dionysos with Ivy to right. CM 1: Head of Demeter to right, CM 2: Head of Athena in corinthian helmet to right. RV: Club standing, on either side a star and TI - [MH], below DIONY. Ref: AMNG 369 var. Collection: Mueller.Automan
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Dionysus | Herakles * Thasos, Thrace - AR Tetradrachm, After 148 BC.98 views
Dionysus | Herakles - Silver Tetradrachm.

Obv: Head of Dionysus wreathed in ivy, right-facing, long free-coils of hair falling upon shoulder.
Rev: Herakles, nude, standing facing, head left, holding olive-branch club at rest, draped in lion's skin, left hand resting on hip. M Monogram between right knee and club: HPAKΛEOYΣ, down-vertical in right field - ΘAΣIΩN, horizontal below - ΣΩTHPOΣ, down-vertical in left field.

Exergue: ΘAΣIΩN

Mint: Thasos
Struck: post 148 BC.

Size: 33.62 mm.
Weight: 16.91 grm.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: Beautiful overall. Well centered, nicely struck. Bright, clear and lustrous silver, superb devices and legends. Subtle, but distinctive toning.

Refs:*
Sear, GCV, 1759.
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Ear of corn180 viewsSARMATIA. Tyra. Domitian. Æ 19. A.D. 81-96. Obv: KAICAPΔOMETI(AN)OC. Laureate head right; countermark before head. Rev: T-Y-P-A-NWN. City ethnic around club. Ref: BMC -. Axis: 15°. Weight: 2.97 g. CM: Ear of corn, in rectangular punch, 4 x 8 mm. Howgego 407 (5 pcs). Note: The countermark was likely applied between the reigns of Domitian and Hadrian when no coins were struck in Tyra, this type being applied to small and medium denominations, while larger denominations were countermarked with a bunch of grapes. Collection Automan.Automan
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Easter Europe. Roman or Celtic Imitative of Thasos off Thrace. (Circa late 2nd to 1st Centuries BC)42 viewsTetradrachm

33 mm, 16.76 g

Obverse: Stylized wreathed head of Dionysos right

Reverse: Stylized Heracles standing facing, head left, holding club, with lion skin draped over arm; M in inner left field. Legend is ΗΡΑΚΛΕΟYΣ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ / ΘΑΣΙΩΝ (Of Herakles, Savior of the Thasians)

Göbl OTA Class III; cf. HGC 6, 359 (for prototype)

Thasos issued huge numbers of tetradrachms with the garlanded head of Dionysus, which circulated as international means of payment mainly beyond the island, from the Balkans to Dacia, today's Hungary. Along with the young god of wine the Thasian tetradrachms depicted the hero Heracles, leaning naked on his club, a lion's skin over his left arm. It was the skin of the Nemean lion, a powerful creature of Greek mythology that Heracles had killed. The hero then tailored a cloak from the lion's skin that made him almost invulnerable.

The Dionysos / Herakles type was first struck by Thasos itself on the island and in its continental territories in the South of the Balkans, c. 168 - 148 B.C. After Rome took control of the area, `Thasian` types were struck by Roman authorities, c. 148 - 80 B.C., mainly in Macedonia but also, perhaps, by mobile military mints on campaigns to make local payments. Imitatives were also struck by at least several tribal groups (mainly Celtic or mixed enclaves) from as early as 120 - 100 B.C. to about 20 - 10 B.C.
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EB0011 Leukippos / Barley20 viewsMetapontum, LUCANIA (ITALY), AR Nomos, 350-330 BC.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Leukippos right; lion's head behind.
Reverse: Barley ear with seven grains; leaf to left, club on leaf, [AMI beneath leaf].
references: Johnston B2, SNG ANS 432ff.
Diameter: 19.5mm, Weight: 7.526g.
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EB0021 Dionysos / Herakles6 viewsThasos, Thrace, Tetradrachm, After 148 BC.
Obverse: Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy.
Reverse: HΡAKΛEOYΣ ΣΩTH ΡOΣ ΘAΣIΩN, Herakles standing left, leaning on a club and holding a lion's skin, MH monogram to left.
References: BMC 74; Sear Greek 1759.
Diameter: 32mm, Weight: 16.833g.
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EB0022 Artemis / Club in Wreath8 viewsMacedonia under Roman Rule, AR Tetradrachm, 167-148 BC.
Obverse: Draped bust of Artemis right, wearing stephane, with bow and quiver over shoulder, all in tondo of Macedonian shield with stars in double circles around edge.
Reverse: MAKEΔONΩN ΠΡΩTHΣ above and beneath horizontal club, ΣIAYΡ monogram above, TKΡ and TYΡE monograms below, all within oak wreath, thunderbolt in outer left field.
References: BMC 7; AMNG III-1, 176; Athens 1237; Hunter 4; Walcher 947..
Diameter: 30mm, Weight: 17.02g.
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EB0032 Boeotian shield / Kantharos10 viewsThebes, Boeotia, AR Hemidrachm, 338-315 BC.
Obverse: Boeotian shield.
Reverse: Kantharos, club above, BO to left, I and crescent to right.
References: Sear SG 2396, SNG Copenhagen 176-177, BMC 55.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.82g.
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EB0046 Forepart of wolf / Large A9 viewsArgos, Argolis. 350-228 BC, AR Triobol (Hemidrachm?).
Obverse: Forepart of wolf left.
Reverse: A within incuse square, A-Ρ across upper fields, club below.
References: Grose 6549; BMC 57; Traité II-3, 639; Sear -.
Diameter: 15mm, Weight: 2.704g.
Note: On reverse, something outside of and below incuse square, perhaps vestiges of club and something else.
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EB0071 Wrestlers / Slinger11 viewsAspendos, PAMPHYLIA, AR Stater, Circa 330-250 BC.
Obverse: Two wrestlers grappling; E between.
Reverse: EΣTFΔIY to left, Slinger standing right; triskeles, club before, O between legs.
References: BMC. XIX, 63 var.; S. 5399 var.; SNG Copenhagen 240 var.
Diameter: 25mm, Weight: 10.44g.
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EB0078 Melkart / Eagle6 viewsTyre, PHOENICIA, AR Tetradrachm, Year 42 = 87-86 BC.
Obverse: Laureate head of Melkart right.
Reverse: Eagle standing left [on prow]; date BM above club to left, palm above Δ to right, [Phoenician letter beth between legs].
References: BMC 134 Phoenicia (for year 41).
Diameter: 29mm, Weight: 14.33g.
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EB0079 Melkart / Eagle6 viewsTyre, PHOENICIA, AR Half-Shekel or Dridrachm.
Obverse: Laureate head of Melkart right.
Reverse: Eagle standing left; club to left, palm over KP & monogram to right.
References: -.
Diameter: 21mm, Weight: 6.701g.
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EB0106 Demetrius II / Eagle22 viewsDemetrius II, Tyre, SELEUKID KINGDOM, AR Tetradrachm, 145-140 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of king right.
Reverse: BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΔHMHTΡIOY, Eagle standing left, wings closed, palm over shoulder, ΓΠΡ monogram between legs. A over ΡE and Tyre monogram on club in left field, A ΣY monogram above ΓΠΡ in right field.
References: See the following for ΔΠΡ in right field: BMC (2nd reign) 4; Rouvier 1928; Babelon (Rois de Syrie), 1181; Mionnet V, 583.
Diameter: 27mm, Weight: 13.81g.
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