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56 viewsSICYON, AR Hemidrachm. Chimera / Dove2 commentspaul1888
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Obol. AR 11mm. Circa 350-330/20 BC 11 views SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Obol. AR 11mm.
Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev. Dove flying right, uncertain monogram above tail feathers.
Lee S
(0098)TRAJAN25 views98 - 117 AD
(111/12 AD)
AE 24 mm, 11.99 g
O: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ laureate head of Trajan, r.
R: ΑΣΚΑΛΩ Tyche-Astarte standing, l., on prow with standard and aphlaston; in l. field, incense altar; in r. field, dove standing l.; to r., date ƐIC
Judaea, Ascalon
Ref. RPC 3 No. 3987; De Saulcy 9; BMC 145; rare
(12) DOMITIAN31 views81 - 96 AD
struck 85 - 86 AD
AE 23.4 mm max., 14.03 g
O: ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ, laureate head right
R: ASKAΛΩ, ΘΠΡ, Tyche standing left, on prow of galley, holding standard in right, aphlaston in left, incense altar in left field, dove in right
Ascalon mint; RPC II 2212; Rosenberger 114; SNG ANS 697; BMC Palestine p. 121
(ex Forum)
1793 AE Halfpenny, Emsworth, Hampshire.69 viewsObverse: PEACE AND PLENTY. Dove carrying olive-branch flying above cornucopia spilling out the fruits of the earth.
Reverse: HALFPENNY. Britannia, portrayed as a helmeted, plumed and draped female figure wearing a breastplate emblazoned with the union flag, seated facing left on tea-chest; her right hand resting on a terrestrial globe and her left arm on an anchor; a crowned lion, it's head turned facing, reclining left at her feet; in exergue, 1793.
Edge: “CURRENT EVERY WHERE ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦".
Diameter: 29mm
Dalton & Hamer: 11

Issued by John Stride, a grocer and tea dealer from Hampshire, this token was manufactured by Peter Kempson in Birmingham and the dies were engraved by Thomas Wyon. This token is a mule of the reverse of Dalton & Hamer 10 (Hampshire), here used as the obverse and the reverse of Dalton & Hamer 11. It may have originally been intended that these mules would be sold to collectors, but as a large number exist it seems that they must have been sold to merchants and entered general circulation.
24 Anonymous issues. Time of Hadrian to Antoninus Pius. Rome Quadrans 117-161 AD32 viewsReference.
RIC 24

Diademed and draped bust of Venus right

Rev. S-C
Dove standing right.

4.05 gr
15 mm
2 commentsokidoki
3999 JUDAEA, Ascalon. Hadrian Æ 22mm 117-18 AD Tyche-Astarte19 viewsReference.
RPC III, 3999; Rosenberger 162-165; SNG ANS 713-716

Issue Year 221

Laureate head right.

Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, holding scepter and aphlaston; altar to left; to right, dove left above A[KC] (date)
Uncertain date.

11.1 gr
22 mm
4014A JUDAEA, Ascalon. Hadrian Æ 23 mm 131-32 ad Tyche-Astarte22 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4014A; De Saulcy 10; Yashin, Ascalon to Raphia, 191var

Issue Year 235

Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Tyche-Astarte standing right on galley, holding scepter and aphlaston; to left, incense altar; to right, dove in r. field.

12.54 gr
23 mm

From the Collection of Steve Cooper
1 commentsokidoki
ACHAIA, Achaean League, Sikyon. Circa 160-146 BC.44 viewsAR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.34 g, 6h).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
rev: Monogram of the Achaian League; above, ME monogram; in fields, N-I; below, dove flying right; all within laurel wreath.

Benner 18; BCD Peloponnesos 322.1. Near VF, toned, a little porous.

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); CNG 221, lot 156.
1 commentsDino
Ancient Greek Bestiary376 viewsClockwise: Lion of Chersonessos, Dyrrhachion Cow, Calf and Wasp; Dove of Sikyon; Pegasos of Leukas (mythical); Lion and Bull of Tarsos; Macedonian Horse and Human.
Center: Owl of Athens.
Of the animals listed above, it is said that the human animal is the most violent and destructive of all.
4 commentsJason T
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Anonymous quadrans25 viewsAnonymous Quadrans. AE about 81-161 AD
Obv.: Draped and diademed bust of Venus r., hair tied up in the back of the head.
Rev. : S-C Dove standing r.
RIC 24.
Anonymous quadrans22 viewsAnonymous Quadrans. AE about 81-161 AD
Obv.: Draped and diademed bust of Venus r., hair tied up in the back of the head.
Rev. : S-C Dove standing r.
RIC 24.
Anonymous quadrantes group 07 Venus dove left30 viewsQuadrans
2.48 g, 14.6 mm, 6 h.
Obv. Head of Venus right.
Rev. Dove left. SC in field.
RIC 25.
Anonymous quadrantes group 07 Venus dove right exergue19 viewsQuadrans
2.63 g, 14.9 mm, 6 h.
Obv. No legend. Head of Venus right.
Rev. Dove standing right. SC in exergue.
RIC 24.
Antiochus IV Epiphanes, AE, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟχΟΥ9 viewsAE
Antiochus IV Epiphanes
King: 175 - 164BC
15.0 x 13.0mm 2.00gr
O: NO LEGEND; Radiate and diademed head, right.
R: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, right, ΑΝΤΙΟχΟΥ, left; Tyche seated left on throne, holding Nike and scepter, dove at feet at left.
Exergue: Obverse: ΔΧ, behind bust.
richard-georgia 142506562840
9/20/17 10/10/17
Nicholas Z
Aphrodite524 viewsAphrodite is the greek goddess of beauty and love. She is much older and more primordial than Venus. Venus was a more local goddess and came to Rome not before the 4th century. Aphrodite is melted together of indoeuropean-hellenistic, aegaean-anatolean and semitic-oriental elements. The origin of her name is unknown, perhaps it is related to the sem.*asthart. Her relation to Cyprus is referring to that origin. Possibly the name of the month April comes from etruscan *aprodita. So there could be an etruscan intermediation. She seems to be a conglomerate of old fertility goddesses. Her attributes dolphin and shell points to marine, dove, sparrow and and swane to caelestic and apple, rose and pomegranat to herbal sexual spheres. With Homer Aphrodíte replaces the dark weird deities as a light goddess of charm and gracefulness. She was called 'philommeides', the smiling, and she was the mistress of the Graces.
On the rev. of this coin we see Aphrodite as a later depiction as goddess of grace and seduction. She holds a mirror as the symbol of vanity. Her companions are two Erotes with torches to ignite love.
2 commentsJochen
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Ascalon (Ashkelon, Israel) - Trajan56 viewsCEBAC[TOC] , laureate bust of Trajan right.
ACLAΛΩ , female deity standing left holding standard and aphlaston (WTF ?) ; to the left, an altar ; to the right, a dove, and ΔIC : year 214 = 110-111 AD.
23 mm.

The dove is the sacred bird of the godess Derketo. The deity standing on this reverse may be a tyche, but may be Derketo too.
Ascalon, Judaea. AE 24, Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, dove4 viewsTrajan, 25 January 98 - 8 or 9 August 117 A.D., Ascalon, Judaea. Bronze AE 24, SNG ANS 706 - 712, F, Ascalon mint, 13.99g, 24.4mm, 0o, obverse CEBA ( CTOS ), laureate head right; reverse ACKA“L”O, Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley holding scepter and aphlaston, altar left, dove and uncertain date right; nice patina; scarce. Ex FORVMPodiceps
ascalon191-13 viewsElagabalus
Ascalon, Judaea

Obv: Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: Derketo standing on Triton, holding dove in right hand and cornucopia and scepter in left arm.
20 mm, 6.90 gms

Sofaer 191, Rosenberger 214
Charles M
ascalon191-23 viewsElagabalus
Ascalon, Judaea

Obv: AVT K M A ANTWNεINOC. Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: Derketo standing on Triton, holding dove in right hand and cornucopia and scepter in left arm.
21 mm, 8.50 gms

Sofaer 191, Rosenberger 214
Charles M
ascalon192-13 viewsElagabalus
Ascalon, Judaea

Obv: [AVT K M A] ANTW[NεINOC]. Laureate draped bust right.
Rev: ACKAΛW on left, BKT on right. Derketo standing on Triton, holding dove in right hand and scepter in left arm.
20 mm, 7.60 gms

Sofaer 192 Rosenberger 219
Charles M
Augustus, with Julia Augusta (Livia), RPC 246630 viewsIonia, Smyrna mint, Augustus, with Julia Augusta (Livia), struck circa 10 B.C. AE, 20mm 4.58g, Leontiskos Hippomedontos, magistrate, RPC 2466; SNG Copenhagen 1334
O: ΣEBAΣTΩI ZMYPNAIOI, Jugate heads right of Augustus, laureate, and Livia, draped
R: ΔIONIΣIOΣ KOΛΛYBAΣ, Aphrodite Stratonicis standing facing, holding scepter and Nike, leaning on column; to right, dove standing left
1 commentscasata137ec
Æ Trichalkon, 16mm; Dove feeding/ tripod24 viewsSIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 196-146 B.C. Æ Trichalkon (16mm - 3.42 g). Dove feeding right; above, FI below / Tripod within wreath. Warren, Bronze 9.2; BCD Peloponnesos 332.2. VF, dark green patina. From the BCD Collection. Ex VauctionsPodiceps
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British End of War Medal, King George V60 viewsBritish Civilian medal issued in 1919 to commemorate the end of The Great War.
Obverse: QUEEN MARY- KING / GEORGE / V, Juggate busts of Queen Mary and King George left, both wearing ornate crowns.
Reverse: PEACE-VICTORY / THE GREAT WAR, Victory standing facing holding dove and wreath, scene of farmer plowing left, and soldier with artillary gun right.
Dated 1919
38mm, 18.8gm
1 commentsJerome Holderman
Bronze quadrans, 81-161 AD, obv diademed and draped bust of Venus, rev dov stand right, S-C flanking across field20 viewsMy first auction win! I'm very much all about deity, and am definitely planning to collect for the Greek and Roman deities if I can. Some near and dear to my heart, from preliminary scanning, I think will be hard to find (Hephaestus/Vulcan, I'm looking at you beautiful), but I'm happily determined. As to this particular coin, I cannot be happier to be starting out with Venus as my first coin, and first forum coin to boot!EvaJupiterSkies
Byzantine Cast, Bent-foot Fibula, Fibula #15879 viewsByzantine Cast, Bent-foot Fibula, Fibula #158
Cast Byzantine Bent-foot Fibula, decorated with lines, It has iron spring and pin, which are missed. It had three faceted copper-alloy knobs - one at the head of the bow and one at each end of the spring.
size: 56x27x24mm, weight: 15,10g,
date: c. AD 535-620. Flourished AD 560-600, especially AD 575-600. A.D.,
ref: Teodor II-1b; Bejan Ia; Bojovic XXXII.4; Genceva 20b; Magurana typology: Group 1.
distribution: Origin in northeastern Bulgaria; workshops likely in/near Turnu Severin, Sadovec and Pernik. Found in the northern Balkans; northern Bulgaria, northern Serbia, southeastern Hungary, Danube mouth, and Moldova. Likely Byzantine origin but also found in Avar and Slav graves (as late as AD 650). by Shawn Caza, Thank you Shawn.
Caria-Mylasa; 525-500 BC8 viewsAR-Tetartemorion; 1/48 Stater (Milesian Standard)
Obv: Roaring lions head facing left.
Rev: Bird standing right between two pellets upper right and lower left,
all within incuse square.
Size: 4x5mm;0.25gms
Ref: SNG Kayhan 944
My smallest and oldest coin!
Brian L
CHIMAERA281 viewsAR Hemidrachm. Sikyon ( Peloponessos ). c. 330-320 BC. 2,86 grs. 8h. Chimaera advancing left, right paw raised. ΣI below / Dove flying left.
BMC 119.

Spawned by Typhoeus and Echidna, the Chimaera had three heads - lion, goat, and snake .Its body was also mixed having the front part of a lion, middle of a goat, and snake for a tail. It breathed fire. It ravaged Lycia, killing cattle and setting fires until it was killed by Bellerophon
2 commentsbenito
Chimaera and Dove 253 viewsSikyonia, Sikyon, 330/20-280 BC, AR Triobol
Chimaera standing left; ΣI below. / Dove flying left; Δ above tail feathers. BCD Peloponnesos 298 (this coin); BMC 112 var.; SNG Copenhagen 61 var. (ΔI on reverse) - very rare variant.
(15 mm, 2.99 g, 7h)
CNG; ex- BCD Collection; LHS 96 (8 May 2006) Lot 298.

The Chimaera, featured on the obverse of this coin, was a mythical fire-breathing beast; a composite of a lion, a goat and a snake. In myth, it inhabited Lycia in Asia Minor. It’s sighting was considered to be a portent or omen of storms, shipwrecks and natural disasters. The Chimaera’s representation in the arts is wholly Greek. It evolved to become a decorative motif in the region around Corinth. The pairing of a motif that forebodes disaster on the obverse, with a dove, the symbol of Aphrodite, goddess of love on the reverse is curious. Perhaps this was a metaphor for the ancients’ view of the double-sided nature of life?
2 commentsLloyd T
Chimera & Dove388 viewsSG2774; Hemidrachm of Sikyon; 360 - 330 BC1 commentsGhengis_Jon
Cilician Armenia. Smpad (1296-1298)42 viewsNercessian 412 var. (legends), Bedoukian 1678-1723

AE 21 mm kardez. Sis (now Kozan, Turkey) mint.

Obv: + ՍՄԲԱՏ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ [Smpad Takvor Hayots = Smpad King of the Armenians], king on horseback, riding to the right, holding reigns in left hand and mace with right hand extending over his right shoulder.

Rev: .+ ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔ Ի ՍԻՍ [Shineal I Kaghakn I Sis = Struck in the City of Sis], cross potent with four doves flying inward.

Patterened after the bilingual trams of Hetoum I.

Due to the strike and state of preservation, much of the legends are illegible, but undoubtedly an abbreviated form of the full legends appearing above. From the portions that are legible, it can be tentatively limited to Bedoukian 1710-1715a.
Cilician Armenia: Smpad (1296-1298) AE Pogh (Nercessian-413)31 viewsObv: King on horseback riding right. He holds reins with left hand, and mace with his right extending over his right shoulder. Patterned after the bilingual trams of Hetoum I. Clockwise legend, ՍՄԲԱՏ ԹԱԳԱՒՈՐ ՀԱՅՈՑ, Smbat Tagawor Hayots (Smpad, King of the Armenians)
Rev: Cross with dots and four doves in flight in four quadrants. Clockwise legend, ՇԻՆԵԱԼ Ի ՔԱՂԱՔ Ի ՍԻՍ, Shineal i kaghak i Sis (Struck in the city of Sis).
Claudius AE of Ascalon, Judea, 42-43 AD30 viewsClaudius
Ascalon, Judea
AE 23 – 42-43 AD
Laureate head r.
Tyche-Astarte standing l. on prow, holding sceptre and apulstre, altar to l., dove to r., GMP
RPC 4885, BMC 83
Domitian RIC-786202 viewsAR Denarius, 3.06g
Rome Mint, 95-96 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P; Maia adv. l., with dove and caduceus
RIC 786 (R2). BMC 237A. RSC 295. BNC -.
Ex Gemini XI, 12 January 2014, lot 418. Ex C. Clay Collection. Ex Voirol Collection, M&M 38, 6-7 December 1968, lot 403. Ex M&M VI, 6-7 December 1946, lot 804. This specimen published by H. A. Cahn, 'Flaviana indedita', Num. Chronicle 1946 p. 22, 50.

A "Strange and uncertain reverse" is how this type for many years was described by the major reference catalogues. It is so rare that its very existence was in doubt. Eventually, other examples surfaced (including my coin in 1946) establishing there was indeed a "strange" type struck by Domitian towards the end of his reign. A woman with bird was the normal description until 2002 when T. V. Buttrey published in the Journal of Roman Archaeology a short paper establishing once and for all who the woman is and possibly why the type was struck. He identified her as Maia, the mother of Hermes/Mercury, wearing a winged helmet and possibly winged sandals. Maia is to be identified with "natural growth and commercial success" according to Buttrey. He further writes "For the precious metals, the constant themes were Domitian's offices, his military successes, his piety (in particular his relationship with Minerva), and the divine grace which infused his life, and by extension, that of the community. It is in this context that Maia should be understood, the coin illustrating the emperor's acknowledgement of the goddess's abundant favor."

Needless to say the type is fantastically rare, with perhaps a dozen known examples from only two reverse dies. The reverse die shown here (with my obverse dated TR P XV) is also shared with an obverse die dated TR P XVI, placing this coin in the very last weeks of Domitian's reign. During this time Domitian was introducing many new reverse types (winged Minerva, altar, temple reverses), perhaps indicating a change in direction regarding the typology on his precious metal coinage. However, the experiment was cut short by an assassin's blade, so we shall never know.

The example here has a very fine portrait for a late period piece and is well toned.

10 commentsDavid Atherton
Dove flying left/ ΣΙ within wreath. AE 1512 viewsSIKYONIA, Sikyon. 323-251 B.C. AE 15mm. Dove flying left / ΣΙ within wreath. Podiceps
Dove flying right, AE 138 viewsSIKYON. Obs: Dove flying left. Rev: SI in wreath, 2,2 g, 13 mm. Sear 2781. Podiceps
EB0044 Chimera / Dove6 viewsPeloponnesos, Sikyon, AR triobol ca 330-280 BC.
Obverse: Chimera standing left, raising forepaw.
Reverse: Dove flying left.
References: BCD Peloponnesos 288.1; SNG Cop 58; BMC Peloponnesus p. 46, 117.
Diameter: 16mm, Weight: 2.635g.
England, County of Kent, Dover: Roman Lighthouse97 viewsA visit to Dover on 20 March 2016, the Roman Lighthouse still stands within Dover Castle, which is still an important port of Britain by the English Channel. The upper 1/3 is a mix of Medieval (when it was used as a Bell Tower) and 19th century restoration (when the Church of Saint Mary, next to it, was also restored). The Lighthouse stands on the "eastern heights". There was another on the "western heights", they both guarded the entrance into the Roman harbour of Dubris (Dover) which was also an important base for the "Classis Britannica".Masis
Faustina Filia RIC III, 73028 viewsFaustina Filia, AD 146-175/6, wife of Marcus Aurelius
AR - denarius, 3.29g, 18.8mm
Bust, draped, r.; hair in three broqad waves, in neck bound with three pearl-
strips as knot
rev. VE - NVS
Venus, in long garment, stg. l., holding long sceptre in l. hand and dove in
outstretched r. hand.
RIC III, (Marcus Aurelius) 730; C.255
Sacrce, good VF
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The dove was in ancient times a symbol of conubial truth.
1 commentsJochen
Faustina II Denarius13 viewsFaustina II denarius under Marcus Aurelius
Rome mint
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, bust right
Rev: VE–NVS, Venus stg. l. holding dove and sceptre.
RIC 730
Scarcer than the variety in which Venus holds an apple
From the Doug Smith collection
Adam P2
Faustina Junior, Neapolis49 viewsFaustina Junior
Samaria, Neapolis

draped bust right

Facing cult statue of Artemis Ephesia, holding two scepters topped with doves,
flanked by stags
date across L and R field

BMC 62, Ae 23-24mm; 6.84g
1 commentsarizonarobin
Faustina Junior, Venus161 viewsFAVSTINAE AVG PII AVG FIL
draped bust right

Venus standing left, holding apple and rudder placed on dove.

RIC 517a, Sear5 #4708, RSC 266
AR Denarius;18mm;3.42g / Date: 149 - 156 A.D. Rome

(a bit different and nice hair style for Faustina Junior)
3 commentsarizonarobin
FRANCE -- Louis XV 96 viewsFRANCE -- Louis XV (1715-1774) Copper Sol, 1770, Besancon mint. Obv.: Older head of king left; LUDOV. XV. D. GRATIA. Dove with olive branch in beack privy mark under bust. Reverse: Crowned French royal shield with three lis inside. Legend: FRANCIÆ ET (Back to back Cs) NAVARRAE . REX . 1770 (privy mark: leaf). Reference: KM #545.13dpaul7
France. Jeton of Anne-Marie-Louise D'Orleans, of Dombes19 viewsFeuardent 10870, Corre 3721, Florange 1/169

CU Jeton dated 1637, during reign of Anne-Marie-Louise D'Orleans (1657-1693), of Dombes, 7.98 g., 28.32 mm. max., 180°

Obv: VBI FIDES -- IBI AMOR (= Where there is faith there is love), Praying hands clasping two palms and two doves looking at each other, •1637• in exergue.

Rev: • TOT SEDES VNICA FIRMA (=One crown strengthens so many thrones), Pomegranate crowned between two laurel branches; •1635• in exergue.

Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans (1627-1693), Duchess of Montpensier, known as La Grande Mademoiselle, was the daughter and heir of Gaston, Duke of Orléans (the only surviving brother of then-King Louis XIII of France) and Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier (the only member of the Montpensier branch of the House of Bourbon). One of the greatest heiresses in history, she died unmarried and childless.

This jeton is comprised of the reverse of a jeton of Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans dated 1635 (Feuardent 10869) and another dedicated to Noël Quillerier, the King's painter, dated 1637 (Feaurdent 2959). As the jeton is not rare, it would not appear to have been struck in error. The pomegranate on the reverse, with its many grains, symbolizes the wealth of the princess, sole heiress of the Houses of Montpensier and Orleans.
1 commentsStkp
FRIEDE FRIEDE, Medals of King Frederick II, the Great 1742,85 viewsFRIEDE FRIEDE, Medals of King Frederick II, the Great 1742,
Medals of King Frederick II, the Great 1742 Silver Medal, unsigned, GW Kittel, at the peace of Breslau.
avers:- FRIEDE FRIEDE ! / PUBLIC•IN BRESLAV/ D•27•IUN 11•, The winning interconnected arms of Prussia and Austria / Hungary, about dove with olive branch, in section two lines characters.
revers:- ES KOMT GOTT EN / WIR VNS VERSEHN / VND LAESSET VNS/ VIEL GVTS / GESCHEN•, Beaming triangle over five lines of text. The back inscription of the coin contains the year as a chronogram.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 32,5mm, weight:9,14g, axes:0h,
material: AR, mint: , artist: unsigned, GW Kittel , date:1742 A.D.,
ref: F. u. S. 4274; Old. 539 a; Pax in Nummis 525 var.,
Germany, Third Reich: 1941 Meissen Porcelain Medal (Scheuch-1878i)17 viewsObv: ES KANN HIER NUR EINER SIEGEN UND DAS SIND WIR! (There can be only one Victor and it is us!), Luftwaffe above Schnellboot and Unterseeboot heading for Dover
Rev: EIN GLAUBE, EIN WILLE, EIN ZIEL, SIEG! (One Faith, One Will, One Goal, Victory!) around Nazi German arms, border and laurel in green, swastika in black enamel
Greek39 viewsAR Hemidrachm. Sikyon ( Peloponessos ). c. 330-320 BC. 2,86 grs. 8h. Chimaera advancing left, right paw raised. ΣI below / Dove flying left.
BMC 119.
GREEK, Peloponnesos, Sikyon - AR Hemidrachm45 viewsPeloponnesos, Sikyon - AR Hemidrachm
4th century B.C.
Obv : Chimaera standing right ; ΣE below
Rev : Dove flying left ; I below
16 mm - 2,71 g
(BMC 71)
[Same reverse die as BCD. n° 288.2 (Leu 96, 8-9 mai 2006).]
3 commentsAvita
GREEK, Sicily, Messana AR Tetradrachm321 views(412–408 BC)
Obv.: Charioteer driving mule biga left, two dolphins nose to nose in exergue
Rev.: Hare leaping left over horizontal barley ear, dove flying left above, MESSANION in exergue.
Caltabiano 614 ; SNG ANS 378 ; SNG Copenhagen 404.
4 commentsMinos
GREEK, Sikyonia, Sikyon, 330/20-280 BC, AR Triobol - BMC 112 var.197 viewsChimaera standing left; ΣI below. / Dove flying left; Δ above tail feathers.
BCD Peloponnesos 298 (this coin); BMC 112 var.; SNG Copenhagen 61 var. (ΔI on reverse) - very rare variant.
(15 mm, 2.99 g 7h)
ex-BCD Collection; LHS 96 (8 May 2006) Lot 298.
4 commentsLloyd T
GREEK, Sikyonia, Sikyon, c.300 BC96 viewsAR Hemidrachm. Sikyon ( Peloponessos ). 320-280 BC. 2,86 grs. 8h . Chimaera advancing left, right paw raised. ΣI below / Dove flying left.
BMC 119.
2 commentsbenito
Hadrian, (117-138 CE), Æ, city coin of Askelon33 viewsBronze of Hadrian, 117-138 CE, 10.97 grams, 23.5 mm. Struck at the mint of Ascalon in Judea, 116/117 CE.

Obverse: CEBACTOC; Laureate bust right.
Reverse: ACKAΛΩ; City Goddess standing left on prow, holding standard & aphlaston, altar in field to left, dove to right, AK in field.

Reference: Rosenberger 144, SNG ANS 716.

Added to collection: June 13, 2006.
Daniel Friedman
Head (male) right196 viewsJUDAEA. Ascalon. Claudius. Æ.A.D. 52/53 (?). Obv: (ΣE)BAΣ(-T)OΣ. Laureate head left; cuntermark on head. Rev: (AΣKAΛΩ, GNP BP to right). Tyche-Astarte standing left on prow, holding sceptre and aplustre; to left altar, to right dove. Ref: RPC 4887. Axis: 360°. Weight: 10.36 g. Note: It may be assumed that the coin depicts Claudius, since all four specimens noted by Howgego bearing this countermark are from that emperor. CM: Male head right, in rectangular punch, circa 8 x 10 mm. Howgego 143 (4 pcs). Collection Automan.Automan
Judaea, Ascalon. Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE 23mm 52 viewsJudaea, Ascalon. Domitian, 81-96 AD. AE 23mm (12.22 gm). Year 189, 85/6 AD. Obv.: [CEBACTOC], laureate head r. Rev.: ACKA[ΛΟ]/ ΘΠP/ B[E], Tyche-Astarte stg. l. on galley, holding scepter and aphlaston; to l., altar; to r., dove. SNG ANS 7698; Yashin, Ascalon to Raphia, 120. Nice very fine.

ex. Tom Vossen, Vcoins, November 2009.

1 commentsAntonio Protti
Judea, Ascalon; Nero14 viewsJUDAEA, Ascalon. Nero. AD 54-68. Æ 23mm (13.56 g, 12h). Dated CY 162 (AD 58/9). Laureate head left / Tyche-Astarte standing left on galley, holding standard and aphlaston; altar to left; dove above BXR (date) to right. RPC 4888; Rosenberger 100; Hendin -ecoli
Kings of Macedon, Demetrios I Poliorketes, 306-283 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Corinth 27 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress.
BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated left dove left in wreath in left field, H beneath throne.

Price 671 (from the same obverse die as Price 670); Troxell Peloponnesian Alexanders pl. XIX, 6; Noe ANSNS 6, 19. Struck ca. 303-290 BC in Corinth by Demetrios I Poliorketes. Very rare.

(25 mm, 17.2 g, 1h).
Steven Battelle; ex-Gorny & Mosch 212, 5-6 March 2013, 1370.

Only two other examples of Price 671 are known, both from a different obverse die to that of this coin.This coin is from the same obverse die as that which struck the BM example of Price 670. On the latter, the die breaks around the eye of Herakles are more advanced, suggesting that Price 671 more correctly precedes the striking of Price 670 in the sequence of Corinthian Alexanders.
2 commentsn.igma
Laodikeia, Phrygia. AE 1334 viewsHd Aphrodite r.
Aphrodite seated r dove in hand.
BMC 25
12.7 - 13.5 mm, 2.37 g
1 commentsPekka K
Laodikeia; Æ 17, Bust of Aphrodite right / Aphrodite standing left, holding dove; rose to left10 viewsLaodikeia, ca 2nd-1st cent B.C. AE17 (3.58g). Bust of Aphrodite right / Aphrodite standing left, holding dove; rose to left. Ex Sayles & Lavender. Podiceps
Leukas; Flaming altar/ dove r. AE 1418 viewsAkarnania and Aetolia, Leukas Æ14, 167-100 B.C. 15.09mm, 2.71g; Obverse: Flaming altar. Reverse: ΛEYKA / ΔIΩN / ΛAKPATHΣ Dove standing right, all within wreath. BMC 194. Ex BCD collection.Podiceps
LUCIUS VERUS (161-169 AD), AE sestertius, Victory, struck ca. 164 AD43 viewsObverse- L AVREL VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate head right.
Reverse- TR P IIII IMP II COS II S-C, Victory standing right, placing a shield inscribed VIC/AVG in two lines on palm.
RIC 1396, 33.79 mm, 23 g.
Ex-Ancient Imports, May 2007, through VCoins store.
Comments: This bronze sestertius is well worn and the legends are a bit weak in places, but it is impressively large and thick and has a nice clear portrait, even if the emperor does look a bit stern. This is a holdover from my first Roman Imperial collection and was one of the first coins I bought as a novice; certainly the first sestertius I ever owned.
1 commentslordmarcovan
MAFJ2 The Teenage Years18 viewsAntoninus Pius

Laureate head of Pius right, right, ANTONINVS AVG PI VS P P TR P COS III
Bare head of Aurelius right, right, AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS

RIC 417a

Faustina II

Draped bust right with single row of pearls around head, right, FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL
Venus standing left holding apple & rudder, dove at foot, VENVS

RIC 515b

The Pius/Marcus coin was minted shortly after Marcus became Consul in 140, and the Faustina denarius probably at the same time or near the time of their marriage in 145. If the former is the case, Faustina about ten. If the latter, Faustina is about fourteen.
Messana8 viewsSicily, Messana. 412-408 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.8 gm). Biga of mules driven l. by nymph Messana, Nike overhead with wreath & taenia. Ex: two dolphins meeting. / Hare bounding l., grain ear below, dove above. Ex: ΜΕΣΣΑΝΙΩΝ. VF. Pegasi 127 #53. ex-William N. Rudman Coll., Triton V #1193 (this coin). SNG ANS 4 #367/378. Same dies: SNG Cop 1 #405; Caltabiano series XV 623 (D223/R249); Nantueil 303; Triton XX #62. Same obv. die: HGC 3 #801; ACNAC Davis 40; Kraay-Hirmer pl. 19 #61; Pozzi 492; Rizzo pl. XXVII, 7; SNG Fitzwilliam 1081; SNG Lockett 831. SNG Munchen 660; NAC 33 #78 & 52 #45. cf. Boeringer SNR 57 p. 136f. 1 commentsAnaximander
Mylasa; Helios & bird; "rose"12 viewsCaria, Mylasa, Helios / rose bud, AR15. Silver drachm, SNG Kayhan 844, aVF, 2.074g, 15.2mm, 0o, Mylasa mint, c. 170 - 130 B.C.; obverse facing head of Helios, hair loose, bird in front of right cheek; reverse rose with bud to right. ex FORVM & ex areich, photo credit FORVM. "Bird" looks like a dove, although the connection to Helios would point to a rooster, "rose" may be a Rhodian hibiscusPodiceps
Nero, RPC I 489119 viewsAscalon, Gaza mint, Nero, 54-68 A.D. AE, 23mm 11.59g, RPC I 4891, BMC 93
O: ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head, r.
R: AΣKAΛΩ, Tyche-Astarte standing, l., on prow holding sceptre and aplustre; to l. altar; to r., dove, to r., AOP
Palaestina, Askalon, Antoninus Pius, Rosenberger 184 var. 53 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 25, 16.52g
dated AD 156/157 (year 260)
obv. ANTWNINOC CEBACTOC (beginning upper r.)
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. ACKA[LWN] - ZC (year 260)
Goddess Derketo, in long clothes, crescent on head, puff of garment over l.
arm, stg. facing, head l.(?), holding long sceptre in l. hand and dove in
outstretched r. hand; at her feet Triton in several coils swimming l., holding
cornucopiae with both hands.
BMC Palestine 197; Rosenberger 184 var. (different date); SNG ANS 723 var. (different date)
about VF, brown patina, light roughness
ex coll. J.S.Wagner
ex CNG Electronic Auction #168, lot 197

The rev. is known for Severus, Diadumenian and Elagabal too. For more information please take a look under 'Mythological interesting coins'
1 commentsJochen
Palaestina, Askalon, Domitian, Rosenberger 11432 viewsDomitian, AD 81-96
AE 21, 13.63g
struck AD 85/86 (year 189)
obv. [...CEBACTOC?]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. [ACKALW]
Astarte (Derketo?), wearing kalathos, stg. l. on prora, holding scepter in raised
r. hand and aphlaston in l. hand; l. before her an altar, in r. field a dove stg. l.
in r. filed QPR (year 189)
about VF, rubiginous sandpatina

Astarte was the city-goddess and guardian of Askalon.
Panormus (Sicilia)15 viewsPersephon / dove and monogram
diam 10 mm - 1,74 g
241 bC
Calciati 339
Paphos dove7 viewsPaphos, Cyprus, late 4th Century B.C. Bronze AE 17, SGCV II 5785, BMC 6 var, F, Paphos mint, 3.811 g, 17.4 mm, 180o, obverse head of Aphrodite left; reverse Cypriot letters (=be pi-u), dove standing right on scepter, oval countermark in center; porous. ex FORVM

AR Hemidrachm 15 mm 2.68 g
O: Chimera walking left
R: Dove flying left
SIKYON, Peloponnesos
PELOPONNESOS, SIKYON 23 viewsAE 14.5 mm 1.99 g
400-300 BC
AR Hemidrachm 15 mm 2.68 g
O: Chimera walking left
R: Dove flying left
SIKYON, Peloponnesos
Peloponnesos, Sikyon, BMC Peloponnesos p. 47, 14339 viewsSikyon mint, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 323 - 251 B.C. AE, 15mm 2.07g, BMC Peloponnesos p. 47, 143
O: dove flying l., Φ above tail
R: ΣI within olive wreath
3 commentscasata137ec
Peloponnesos-Sikyon; 400-330 BC17 viewsAR-Hemidrachm
Obv: Chimaera standing left, with heads of snake, lion & goat, raising forepaw. ΣΕ below.
Rev: Dove flying left.
Size: 16x14mm;2.56gms
Ref: BMC Peloponnesus vol.10,Pg.42,No.69/70
SNG Cop 57
Scan brings out all the Grainy/porousness,better in hand.
Graffiti in top wing of the dove "V".
3 commentsBrian L
Peloponnesus. Sikyon AR Stater (reverse)39 viewsCirca 431-400 B.C. Reverse. Flying dove left, N below beak; all within olive wreath. Flan flaw in leaves, otherwise extremely beautiful stater. Ex Berk 179th 2012 Auction, lot 131. Mint State.Jason T
PHRYGIA, LAODIKEIA22 viewsca 189 - 133 BC
AE 14.5 mm 4.36 g
SEAR GR. VOL. 2 #5155
Pompeii Dove Floor Mosaic55 viewsFloor mosaics in a home in PompeiiTitus Pullo
RIC 0786A Domitianus77 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV - Bare head of Domitian right
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P - Maia advancing left, with dove and caduceus
AR/Denarius (18,74 mm 3,32 g 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
RIC 786 (R2) variant: bare head instead of laureate head; the obverse looks as a die match with RIC 785 plate coin.
From Gorny & Mosch Sale 291 Lot 594
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
Roman Bird tip distaff95 viewsBronze Roman distaff

Long pin with bird (dove) on tip, finial on stem

86mm x 4mm; tip 12mm x 12mm



3-6th century AD

Often described on ebay and by dealers as a senatorial voting stick. This description is completely unfounded and is likely a distaff for spinning thread.

From Shawn Caza:

According to Madgearu these bird-head/ring-bottom sticks are likely distaffs for spinning thread, though they may be a form of hair pin. The bird at top is usually thought to be a dove. They have been found all along the Rhine and Danube Limes, in Spain, in Switzerland and in the Near East. In many old works they were usually dated to the 5th-6th c AD. However, Madgearu reports on one which has been contextually dated to the mid-3rd c AD - buried in a Romanian site destroyed in AD 245. It is thought that they are the later Christian version of earlier sticks, often in bone, with Venus at the top. The dove was a representation of Venus that was then retained as a representation of the Holy Ghost in Christian times. Madgearu then lists 25 different archaeological finds of these sticks. These are dated, when known, to the 4th - 6th c AD.

1 commentsJay GT4
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, HADRIAN, JUDAEA, Ascalon. Æ 23 mm 131-32 ad Tyche-Astarte60 viewsReference.
RPC III, 4014A; De Saulcy --; Yashin, Ascalon to Raphia, --

Issue Year 235

Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from rear

Tyche-Astarte standing right on galley, holding scepter and aphlaston; to left, incense altar; to right, dove in r. field.

12.54 gr
23 mm
Roman Empire, Anonymous, Domitian to Antoninus Pius24 viewsAE Quadrans, 3.25g, Rome mint: AD 81-161
Obv.: Diademed and draped bust of Venus right.
Rev.: Dove standing right, S-C.
Reference: RIC II 24 (p. 218)
Notes: Countermark "AU" in field above dove, possibly from a university collection.
John Anthony
ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.73 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
3.7 gm 17.4 mm
Comment: Note the X at altar front and addition of a dove (?) at top of shield.
ROMAN EMPIRE, BARBARIC IMITATIVE, Victoriae Laetae type.69 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: Two Victories resting inscribed shield on altar.
2.4 gm 16.8 mm
Comment: Note the palm frond (?) at front of altar and dove (?) at top of shield.
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius146 viewsSilver denarius, 18mm, 3.3g, Rome shortly before 13 September 96 A.D.

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XV laureate head right
IMP XXII COS XVII CENS P P P, Maia wearing winged hat, advancing left holdingcaduceus and dove; RIC 196, RSC 295

A most interesting coin, with a reverse that belongs to what would have become a major reform. Besides this type, Domitian introduced the "Minerva Victrix", the "altar" reverse and the "Domitian in military dress" reverse which is known from an unique coin. So far Maia was simply noted as "unknown woman", but recently, Prof. T.V. Buttrey properly identified her as Maia, the mother of Hermes, in his article that will appear this year in the Journal of Roman Archeology. From the few recorded specimens (less than ten, all struck with the same reverse die) this is most likely the finest.

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ROMAN EMPIRE, Faustina Jr., Rome - RIC III 515b variant?45 viewsAR denarius. 18mm, 2.9g.
obv: FAVSTINAE AVG P II AVG FIL. Draped bust right.
rev: VENVS. Venus standing left, holding apple & rudder.
Struck 147-149 A.D. at Rome
RIC III 515b variant? (listed as rudder set on dove)
1 commentsJericho
ROMAN EMPIRE, Vitellius, sestertius, RIC 141204 viewsÆ sestertius (25.02g, 36mm, 6h). Rome, AD 69.
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate draped bust right.
Rev.: S C, Mars, helmeted, naked, cloak over left shoulder, advancing right with spear and legionary standard.
RIC 141 (R); BMC 58; Cohen 79 (80 fr.); RCV 2208
Ex Edgar L. Owen, Andover, NJ, 1997
8 commentsCharles S
Roman lead seal "Lamb of God" 4th century AD153 viewsRoman lead seal “Lamb of God”
4th century AD
Lamb of God to right, head facing, wearing nimbus; above head, cross; to left, dove holding branch; to right, cross or trace of inscription
Cf. a lead seal published by J. Spier in “Late antique gems”, S11, which has the lamb to left, and no nimbus and dove; 2.35g; 15mm; very fine
1 commentsGert
RPC II 2209 Titus41 viewsObv: ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Laureate head of Titus right
Rev: AΣKAΛΩ, Tyche standing left on prowwith standard and aphlaston; in left field incense altar; in right field dove standing left and ΔΠP (date)
AE26 (26.06 mm 16.899 g 12 h) Struck in Ascalon (Judaea) 80-81 A.D.
RPC II 2209
purchased on eBay from jerusalemhadaya2012
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
RPC II 2212 Domitianus47 viewsObv: ΣEBAΣTOΣ, Laureate head of Domitian right
Rev: AΣKAΛΩ, Tyche standing left on prowwith standard and aphlaston; in left field incense altar; in right field dove standing left and ΘΠP (date)
AE23 (23.014 mm 13.018 g 12 h) Struck in Ascalon (Judaea) 85-86 A.D.
RPC II 2212
purchased on eBay from jerusalemhadaya2012
3 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
S.859 Ælfwald II (Cutheard)50 viewsSceat of Ælfwald II, king of Northumbria 806-808
Moneyer: Cutheard
Mint: York (presumably)
S. 859
Phase Ia
Abramson 79-10
Motif: 1/1

This rare coin, in the name of "Ælfwald" (with the Æ runic) most likely belongs to the short and poorly documented reign of Ælfwald II, who gets a short passage in Roger of Wendover's "Flores Historiarum" and a few other semi-contemporary pieces. He succeeded Eardwulf, and only reigned 2 years. Eardwulf may have had a second reign following this, or the throne may have passed to Eardwulf's son Eanred.

There has been some debate as to whether this rare issue belongs to the first (779-788) or second king (806-808) named Ælfwald. The most conclusive evidence seems to be the style of the name of the moneyer Cutheard. Cutheard coined for Æthelred I, Eardwulf, and Eanred. On coins of Æthelred, his name is spelled "CVDHEARD", on Eardwulf it is spelled "CVDHEARD" or "CVDhEART", and on Eanred it is spelled "CVDHARD". On all coins of Ælfwald, the name is spelled "CVDhEART". This supports that the coins are more likely to be semi-contemporary to coins of Eardwulf, during whose reign the spelling seems to have changed. This fits better with an assignment to the second Ælfwald. For more info, see Blackburn & Gillis, "A second coin of Eardwulf and the attribution of the moneyer coins of King Ælfwald" in BNJ 67.

Coins of Ælfwald II are very rare, with 11 documented on the Early Medieval Corpus, and a handful of others which have not been listed, such as this one. Besides Cutheard, there are 2 coins of Ælfwald by the moneyer Cuthgils, who also coined for Æthelred I, although these are probably more appropriately assigned to the earlier Ælfwald I.

Ex- Silbury Coins
Sede Vacente 1769 doppio giulio46 viewsAR DOPPIO GIULIO Sede Vacente 25mm

Camerlengo Cardinal Carlo Rezzonico
2 February -19 May 1769

Shield 176 below canopy and crossed keys

Radiant dove
QUINTO ∙ DI V SCV in small letters (1/5 scudo)

Toned with bright high spots, holed

Berman 2925 (CNI 2, S 3-4, M 2)

The Camerlengo was not the Carlo Rezzonico whom was Clement XIII and died just prior to this period of sede vacante, but rather his nephew.
Petrus Elmsley
Sicily, Messana Ar Tetradrachm112 views(412–408 BC)
Obv.: Charioteer driving mule biga left, two dolphins nose to nose in exergue
Rev.: Hare leaping left over horizontal barley ear, dove flying left above, MESSANION in exergue.
Caltabiano 614 ; SNG ANS 378 ; SNG Copenhagen 404.
5 commentsMinos
Sicyon AE dove & tripod19 viewsSikyon, 2nd century BC. 15mm, 2.65g
Obverse: dove right feeding. Reverse: tripod in wreath. SNG Copenhagen 111; BMC Peloponnesus pg. 50, 182. ex areich, photo credit areich
Sicyon Peloponnesos Silver Hemidrachm25 viewsSecyon Peloponnesos
Silver Hemidrachm 2.8 gram
Obverse: Chimaera standing Left
Reverse: Dove flying Left _12500

Antonivs Protti
Sicyon; Triobol, 90-60 BC86 views2.00g. BCD-351.3, Grose-6300. Obv: Dove flying l. Rx: Large sigma, magistrate's name around. Ex John Twente Animal Collection; ex Glendining, 20 March 1991, lot 92 (part).
HJBerk BBS 163, lot 113. VF
Sikyôn, Chimaira/ dove32 viewsSIKYONIA. Sikyôn. Circa 330/20-280 BC. AR Triobol (17mm - 2.60 g). Chimaera left; SI below / Dove flying left; three pellets above tail feathers. BCD 294; SNG Copenhagen 57. Sear GCV I: 2774 (AR hemidrachm) ex VAuctions3 commentsPodiceps
Sikyon32 viewsSikyon Hemidrachm
18 mm 2.83 gm
O: Chimaera left
R: Dove left
2 commentsKoffy
Sikyon - AR hemidrachm15 viewsc. 330-280 BC
chimera walking left
dove flying left

BCD Peloponnesos 292; SNG Cop 64; BMC Peloponnesus p. 46, 124
ex Jiří Militký
Sikyon doubledove40 viewsSikyon c. 360 - 330 B.C. AR Obol, 0,68 g. Dove alighting left, holding fillet in beak / Dove flying left. Warren 15; BCD Peloponnesos 243. 1 commentsPodiceps
Sikyon Hemidrachm 100-60 B.C.52 viewsSikyon, 100-60 BC, Hemidrachm


Dove flying right

Large "S" "OLYM / PI-A / DAS" around all within an incuse square

Pozzi/Boutin 4082v (AR not AE)

Ex Aegean
Sikyon stater40 viewsca. 335-330 BC
obv: Chimaera standing left; wreath above, ΣE below.
rev: Dove flying left; N before; all within wreath.

(BCD Peloponnesos 218)

ex Pecunem Auction 5, Lot 101 (07.07.2013)
1 commentsareich
Sikyon, 340-320 BC106 viewsAR Obol (0.69gm)
Obv: Laureate Head of Apollo, right
Rev: Dove Flying Right
BCD 257
ex BCD Collection
2 commentsDino
Sikyon, Hemidrachm; Dove / Σ24 viewsSikyon, Hemidrachm; Dove / Σ in incuse square. 14mm, 2.27g. obv: dove flying right. rev: Σ; OLYM / PI - A / A; all in incuse square. Sear GCV I 2777 var (magistrate's name). ex Numismatik Lanz & ex areichPodiceps
Sikyon, Peloponnes; Hemidrachm; Dove / Σ in incuse square30 views14mm, 2.27g
obv: dove flying right
rev: Σ; OLYM / PI - A / A; all in incuse square
ex Numismatik Lanz (eBay)
Sikyon, Peloponnesos5 viewsSikyon, Peloponnesos, ca. 250 - 146 BC.

Obverse: Dove flying right

Reverse: Large S or large M within wreath, floral ornament

16mm 2.163g
Macedonian Warrior
Sikyon, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 100 - 60 B.C.9 viewsThe affectionate dove, the bird of love, was sacred to the goddess of love, Venus (Aphrodite). Doves were said to draw her heavenly chariot, and the Syrian Aphrodite Ashtarte was said to have been hatched from an egg and nursed by doves. The phrase attributed to Jesus, "Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves" (Matthew 10.16), was no random metaphor but a traditional Syrian invocation.
GS87458. Silver triobol, BCD Peloponnesos 344.1; BMC Peloponnesus p. 52, 197; HGC 5 217 (S), aVF, toned, off center, reverse double struck, die wear, porous, Sikyon mint, weight 2.158g, maximum diameter 15.5mm, die axis 135o, magistrate Olympiadas, c. 100 - 60 B.C.; obverse dove flying right, no control symbol; reverse large Σ, OΛYM/ΠI-A/∆AΣ in three horizontal lines, all within incuse square
1 commentsMark R1
Sikyon, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 250 - 146 B.C.59 viewsBronze AE 16, BMC Peloponnesus p. 53, 217 or similar, VF, 2.165g, 15.3mm, 300o, Sikyon mint, c. 250 - 146 B.C.;

obverse dove flying left, magistrate's name [MENI]-AG above and to the right;

reverse SI within olive-wreath; ex BCD collection. ex Forum Ancient Coins.
Sikyon, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 335 - 330 B.C.211 viewsSilver stater, BCD Peloponnesos 218; SNG Cop 48; Traité III 776; BMC Peloponnesus p. 40, 57; HGC 5 201, gVF, well centered, toned, light marks areas of porosity, 12.150g, 24.7mm, Sikyon mint, c. 335 - 330 B.C.; obverse chimera advancing left on exergue line, right fore-paw raised, wreath above, SE below; reverse dove flying left, N left, all within olive wreath tied on right.

Sikyon was located in the northern Peloponnesos between Corinth and Achaea. Sicyon was known in antiquity for its industries including wood sculpture, bronze work, and pottery. Its central location meant it was frequently involved in the wars of its neighbors, Thebes, Corinth, Athens and Sparta.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection / FORVM Ancient Coins.

7 commentsSam
Sikyon, Peloponnesos, Greece, c. 400 - 300 B.C.56 viewsBronze AE 12, BMC Peloponnesus p. 44, 95 ff., VF, rough, 2.137g, 12.0mm, 45o, Sikyon mint, c. 400 - 300 B.C.;

obverse dove flying right;

reverse large S and uncertain control symbol;

ex BCD collection; ex Forum Ancient Coins.
Sikyon, Peloponnesus. 48 viewsThe Peloponnesos, Sicyon. 323-251 B.C. AE 14 mm. Dove flying left / EI within wreath. SNGCop 82 ancientone
Sikyon, region of Sikyonia 4th Century BC. 17 viewsSikyon, region of Sikyonia 4th Century BC.

Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right

Rev: Dove flying left.

Diameter: 12 mm. / Weight: 0,67 gms. / Material: Silver

Denomination: AR - Obol

Refs: SNGCop 68
Sikyon, Sikyonia40 views323-251 BC
AE12 (1.87g)
O: Dove flying left.
R: Σ within olive wreath.
SNG Cop 82; Sear 2781v
ex Amphora Coins

(Used to pay the Ferryman)
Sikyon, Sikyonia8 viewsSIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 196-146 BC. Æ Chalkous Dove flying left/ ΣΙ within olive wreath with ties above. Warren, Bronze 8A.2a; BCD Peloponnesos –; HGC 5, –. VF, dark green patina.
Sikyon, Sikyonia32 views330-280 B.C.
Silver Hemidrachm (or Triobol)
2.67 gm, 16.3 mm
Obv.: Chimaera standing left, right forepaw raised; ΣI beneath
Rev.: Dove flying left; ΔI in field to right.
HGC 5, 213; SNGuk_0300_2338;
BMC 112 var. (initials); Sear 2767 var. (intials);
[SNG Copenhagen 61; BCD Peloponnesos 299]

NGC certified (94282063-009 Ch VF), but removed from holder.
4 commentsJaimelai
Sikyon. 2nd to 1st Century BC.90 viewsApollo head rt.
Dove flying left.
BMC 234 ff.
exBCD collection.
Sikyon. 4th to 3rd Century BC.139 viewsAE
Dove flying left.
BMC 151 var.
exBCD collection.
5 commentsDino
SIKYONIA SIKYON AR Hemidrachm, SNGCop 57, Dove21 viewsOBV: Chimaera standing left, with heads of snake, lion & goat, raising forepaw, SI below
REV: Dove flying left
2.6g, 17mm

Minted at Skyon, Fourth Century BC
SIKYONIA, Sikyon (400 - 350 B.C.)44 viewsAR Hemidrachm
O: Chimaera walking left; SI
R: Dove flying left.
SNG Copenhagen 57; Dewing 1834
3 commentsMat
Sikyonia, Sikyon, ca. 250-200 BC, Æ Chalkous 10 viewsDove flying left.
ΣΙ within olive wreath, ties above.

HGC 5, 274; BCD Peloponnesos 317.16 (this coin); Warren 4C.8; Kroll, Agora, 723.

(14 mm, 2.82 g, 10h)
Forvm Coins: ex- BCD Collection: LHS 96, 8-9 May 2006, 317.16.
Sikyonia, Sikyon, ca. 370-340 BC, AR Stater 23 viewsChimaera left, head of Apollo below.
Dove flying left within wreath, A above and Γ below tail feathers.

HGC 5, 194; BCD Peloponnesos 214; SNG Lockett-2329 (same obv. die), Grose-6252, pl. 219, 14, Traité-pl. CCXXI, 2.

(22 mm, 12.06 g, 3h)
Harlan J. Berk
1 commentsn.igma
Sikyonia, Sikyon, ca. 431-400 BC, AR Drachm26 viewsDove with raised wings alighting left, Σ below, E above tail feathers.
Dove flying with open wings left within olive wreath.

HGC 5, 206; BCD Peloponnesos 174 (same obv. die); BCD Peloponnesos 175 (same rev. die); BMC 26 ff.; SNG Cop. 34; Traité 764.

(18 mm, 5.63 g, 10h).

This coin was struck from the first obverse die used to strike Sikyon drachms at the start of the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) in which Sikyon allied with Sparta and others against the growing hegemony of Athens. The war was waged for a generation, exhausting the participants on both sides before Athens finally succumbed. Sikyon provided much of the coinage used by the Peloponnesian allies. Worn as it now is, this coin would have circulated through much of the period of the war, a tangible connection to this period of epic conflict.
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Sikyonia, Sikyon, Chimera, Dove, AR Stater15 viewsSikyonia, Sikyon
AR Stater, ca. 335-330 BC
Obv.: Chimaira standing left, raising forepaw; wreath above, ΣE below
Rev.: Dove flying left, N to left, all within wreath.
Ag, 11.9g, 23mm, die axis 9 o´clock
Ref.: BCD Peloponnesos 218 (same obv. die); HGC 5, 201.
Ex Numismatik Lanz, Nov. 2011
SIKYONIA, Sikyon, Circa 360s-340s/33067 viewsAR Obol, 0.69g, 9h

O - Dove alighting right; above tail, Σ
R - Dove flying to right; above tail, Ε

The obols of Sikyon were struck in very large numbers, understandably so because they were very popular and circulated throughout the Peloponnesos and in many places in Central Greece where the Aeginetic standard was also used. Thus, the vast majority of known Sikyonian obols are in worn condition. Pieces like this one are exceptional.

BCD 247

Ex Nomos - 9/19/2012
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SIKYONIA, Sikyon.6 viewsAR Triobol or Hemidrachm, 2.7g, 16mm, 3h, c. 330/20-280 BC.
Obv.: Chimaera left; ΣI below.
Rev.: Dove flying left; three pellets above tail feathers.
Reference: BCD Peloponnesos 294; HGC 5, 213 / 17-128-228
John Anthony
Sikyonia, Sikyon.12 viewsSikyonia, Sikyon. 100-60 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.18 gm). Dove flying r. / Large Σ, ΟΛΥM-ΠΙ-ΔΑΕ (Olympiadas, magistrate) in fields. EF. Pegasi VI #157. BCD Peloponnesos 344.1; BMC Peloponnesus 52, 195-198; HGC 5 #217 (S); SNG Cop. 100; Warren Silver 28-31.Christian T
Sikyonia, Sikyon.13 viewsSikyonia, Sikyon. 330-280 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.78 gm). Chimaera stdg. l. with raised forepaw. ΣΙ below. / Dove flying l., pellet above tail. VF. Pegasi 126 #105. HGC 5 #213; BCD Peloponnesos 284; Dewing 1854; BMC Peloponnesus 45,111; SNG Cop. 57; Warren Silver 20-26.Christian T
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. 300-200 BC. AE Chalkon16 viewsObv: Dove l.
Rev: SI in wreath.
2.32 gm.
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 330/20-280 BC. AR Hemidrachm153 viewsAR Hemidrachm.
Chimaera standing left; SI below
Dove flying left.
Warren, Silver 20-26; BCD Peloponnesos 284; SNG Copenhagen 57; BMC 111.
1 commentsCGPCGP
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 350-330/20 BC. AR Obol 31 viewsObverse: Laureate head of Apollo to right.
Reverse: Dove flying left, retrograde IΣ above tail feathers.
Weight 0.83 Gr.
1 commentsSam
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 431-400 BC.147 viewsAR Hemiobol (8mm, 0.32 g, 5h). Lion standing left / Dove flying left. BCD Peloponnesos -; BMC 34. VF, toned, granular surfaces. Rare.

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); CNG 221, lot 22.
SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 4th Century BC. AR Hemidrachm.22 viewsChimaera walking left; Cigma I / Dove flying left.
VG , (2.73g, Max Dia 16 mm ) . Rare.
Circa 4th Century BC. SNG Copenhagen 57.
SIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 330/20-280 BC. AR Triobol 184 viewsSIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 330/20-280 BC. AR Triobol (14mm - 2.79 g). Chimaera left; SI below / Dove flying left; three pellets above tail feathers. BCD 294; SNG Copenhagen 57. VF, toned, decent metal quality.

Ex BCD Collection (not in the Leu Sale).

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SIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 330/20-280 BC. AR Triobol 72 viewsSIKYONIA. Sikyon. Circa 330/20-280 BC. AR Triobol (14mm - 2.80 gm). Chimaera left; SI below / Dove flying left; BCD 294; SNG Copenhagen 57; BMC 111. VF, toned, decent metal quality.

Ex Gitbud Naumann
Smyrna, Ionia. AE 19.1; busts of Augustus and Livia/ Aphrodite Stratonikis and dove31 viewsAugustus and Livia, Smyrna, Ionia. AE 19.1mm, 5.89g. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΩΙ ΖΜΥΡΝΑΙΟΙ, Jugate laureate head of Augustus and draped bust of Livia r. / ΛΕΟΝΤΙΣΚΟΣ ΙΠΠΟΜΕΔΟΝΤΟΣ, Aphrodite Stratonikis standing, holding sceptre and Nike, and leaning on column; to r., dove. RPC 2466. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
Tavoletta letteraria sumera o accadiana (2800-1800 a.C.)48 viewsAsia mesopotamica, periodo sumero o accadiano (circa 2800-1800 a.C.)
Tavoletta letteraria scritta orizzontalmente da uno studente scriba in antico babilonese letterario. Ricomposta da frammenti. Origine incerta
Argilla, 89,8 gr, 65x50 mm
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (30 dicembre 2007, numero catalogo A); ex David A.J. Liebert collection (The Time Machine co, Flushing, NY Usa, 2007); ex collezione privata (Usa, prima del 2007).

NOTA STORICA: Accadiani o Accadi, abitanti del paese di Accad. Popolazioni di probabile origine semitica affini ai Sumeri, insediati in Mesopotamia e nelle regioni ad essa vicine, entro confini che non ci sono noti e che dovettero sensibilmente variare nel corso dei secoli. Furono distinti, in origine, dai Sumeri, poi ad essi legati dalle comuni vicende politiche, come ci testimoniano le più antiche iscrizioni che attribuiscono ai re mesopotamici il titolo di "Re dei Sumeri e degli Accadiani".

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Trajan, (98 - 117 CE), Æ, Ascalon95 viewsBronze of Trajan, 117/118 CE, Struck at the mint of Ascalon in Judea, 23mm.

Obverse: CEBACTOS; Laureate head of Trajan right.
Reverse: ACKAΛS; Tyche Astarte standing left on galley, holding sceptre & aphlaston, altar in field to left, dove to right, Date AK = 117/118 CE, in field.

Reference: SNG ANS 712.

Added to collection: November 5, 2006
Daniel Friedman
Trichalkon; ΣI, above dove standing right / Tripod in olive wreath; AE 1831 viewsSIKYONIA, Sikyon. Circa 225-200 BC. Æ Trichalkon, 18mm. ΣI, above dove standing right / Tripod in olive wreath. Warren, Bronze Group 6B.3a; BCD Peloponnesos 318.5; SNG Copenhagen 111. Podiceps
Valens, AD 364-37820 viewsAE3: 19mm, 2.8g, 12h; Thessalonica mint: AD 364-367.
Obv.: DN VALEN-S PF AVG; diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: GLORIA RO-MANORVM; Emperor advancing right, with right hand dragging captive and holding labarum in left // TESB
Reference: RIC IX Thessalonica 16(b) (p. 176), mint mark i (p. 168).
Notes: Collected for engraving detail in captive. eBay sale, 6/9/15, endovellicvs, 22.
John Anthony
Venus/ Dove right8 viewsAnonymous Quadrans. Time of Domitian to Antoninus Pius, ca. 81-161 AD
15mm, 1.7g. Obverse: draped bust of Venus right. Reverse: Dove right, S C below. RIC II 24. ex areich

Venus/ Dove right10 viewsAnonymous, AE Quadrans, Rome, 82-83 A.D. 2.42g, 14mm. No legend, diademed and draped bust of Venus right / no legend, Dove standing right, SC below. RIC II 24, Sear 2924. Ex Roma NumismaticsPodiceps
WWI, Australia Victory Medal34 viewsObv: VICTORY above, a sailor (left) and a soldier (right) standing, radiate crown above, a large wreathe in center with the inscription: THE TRIUMPH OF LIBERTY AND JUSTICE within, THE PEACE OF 1919 on a ribbon below.

Rev: The Goddess of Peace or Victory standing on a base inscribed: PEACE 1919, two doves fly on either side of her, at her feet are two captives whose chains and shackles have been broken; AUSTRALIA in exergue.

Patriotic medal (missing ribbon),

Silver plated brass.

8.5 grams, 27.27 mm
1 commentsMatt Inglima
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