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Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm.41 views
Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm (34.7 mm, 23.61 g, 11 h). Alexandria mint, Struck A.D. 95/6. [AVT KAIC ΘЄ] OVIOC ΔOMIT [CЄB ΓЄPM], laureate head of Domitian right / Frontal elevation of triumphal arch; L - IE ( yr. 15 = A.D. 95/6 ). Emmett 257.15. Near VF / VF, very dark green smooth patina. Scarce (Emmett "frequency" 2).
From the D. Thomas Collection; Wz Group CEM; Ex Walter Niggeler Collection; Ex Bank Leu/Munzen und Medallien.
3 commentsAncient Aussie
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0 - Caracalla - Antioch, Syria. Tetradrachmai, Syro - Phoenician.7 views4x Caracalla Tets, the one on the bottom row is from Tyre, Phoenicia, and has an interesting Frontal, cuirassed bust, that I have never seen before on a Tyre tet.
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With a USA Quarter (25 cent piece) on the bottom right, for size comparison.
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0 - Caracalla - Antioch, Syria. Tetradrachmai, Syro - Phoenician.8 views4x Caracalla Tets, the one on the bottom row is from Tyre, Phoenicia, and has an interesting Frontal, cuirassed bust, that I have never seen before on a Tyre tet.
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With a USA Quarter (25 cent piece) in the center for size comparison.
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0 - Caracalla - Antioch, Syria. Tetradrachmai, Syro - Phoenician.10 views4x Caracalla Tets, the one on the bottom row is from Tyre, Phoenicia, and has an interesting Frontal, cuirassed bust, that I have never seen before on a Tyre tet.
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With a USA Quarter (25 cent piece) in the center for size comparison.
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001 - Philip II - AR Tetradrachm, Antioch, Syria - Frontal bust, armored; RARE Bust.23 viewsAncient Roman Empire

Philip II ( 244 - 249 AD ). Silver Tetradrachm, from Antioch, Syria.

( titles in Greek )
obv: Laureate bust facing left, rare cuirassed/armored portrait, seen from the front.
rev: Eagle facing left, wreath in beak, standing above city name over " S C ", wings open.
11.3 Grams, 28mm
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01 - Philip I Tetradrachm - Laureate bust left, wearing balteus, seen from front, cuirassed14 viewsPhilip I Tetradrachm. Regnal Year: 4

obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust left, wearing balteus (sword belt that hangs over the shoulder and across the chest). Seen from the front.
rev: Eagle facing left, tail right, holding wreath in beak and standing on city name.
SC below.

ex Sphinx Numismatics
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01 - Philip I Tetradrachm - Laureate bust left, wearing balteus, seen from front, cuirassed.41 viewsPhilip I Tetradrachm. Regnal Year: 4

obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust left, wearing balteus (sword belt that hangs over the shoulder and across the chest). Seen from the front.
rev: Eagle facing left, tail right, holding wreath in beak and standing on city name.
SC below.

ex Sphinx Numismatics
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01 - Philip I Tetradrachm - Laureate bust left, wearing balteus, seen from front, cuirassed.12 viewsPhilip I Tetradrachm. Regnal Year: 4

obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust left, wearing balteus (sword belt that hangs over the shoulder and across the chest). Seen from the front.
rev: Eagle facing left, tail right, holding wreath in beak and standing on city name.
SC below.
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01 - Philip I Tetradrachm - Laureate bust left, wearing balteus, seen from front, cuirassed..10 viewsPhilip I Tetradrachm. Regnal Year: 4

obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust left, wearing balteus (sword belt that hangs over the shoulder and across the chest). Seen from the front.
rev: Eagle facing left, tail right, holding wreath in beak and standing on city name.
SC below.

*Bad photos, bad lighting, camera trouble.... hard to show the true colour of this coin with my camera.
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01 - Philip I Tetradrachm - Radiate bust left, seen from front, cuirassed. Medusa Head on breastplate.86 viewsPhilip I AR Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria.
Dated Year 3.
obv: AYTOK K M IOYLI FILIPPOC CEB - radiate, cuirassed bust left, seen from the front, breastplate decorated with a gorgoneion/medusa head.
rev: DHMARC EXOVCIAC VPATO G - eagle standing facing with wings spread, head right with wreath in its beak, ANTIOXIA SC below.
13.9grams. - Prieur 357
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02 - 01 - Philip II as Caesar (244 - 247 AD) AR Tetradrachm - Bare head, draped and cuirassed, seen from the Front45 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Philip II as Caesar (Prince) - Large Silver Tetradrachm
Struck in Antioch, Syria between 244 and 247 AD.

(titles in Greek)
obv: Bare head of Philip II facing right. Draped and cuirassed. Bust seen from the front.

rev: Eagle standing on Palm branch facing, wings open holding wreath in beak, head and tail facing left.
'S C' Below.

Weight: 13.03 Grams
Size: 26.3 mm* - *(at the narrowest part)
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ex Amphora Coins

with Photo Certificate of Authenticity signed by Author of "Guide to Biblical Coins" David Hendin.
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Seller photo. Great 'Frontal Bust' portrait and very large flan!
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02 - 01 - Philip II as Caesar (244 - 247 AD) AR Tetradrachm - Bare head, draped and cuirassed, seen from the Front.16 viewsPhilip II, Frontal Busts.

LEFT: Philip II as Caesar (244 - 247 AD) AR Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria -
obv: Bare head, draped and cuirassed, seen from the Front. 13.03 Grams

RIGHT: Philip II Tetradrachm, (247 - 249 AD) Antioch, Syria. Regnal year: 3
obv: Laureate bust left, draped and cuirassed, seen from the Front. 10.59 Grams.
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02 - Philip I and Philip II Tetradrachmai - Frontal Busts Left.32 viewsLEFT: Philip II, Antioch, Syria. Tetradrachm. Regnal year: 3
obv: Laureate bust left, draped and cuirassed, seen from front.
RIGHT: Philip I AR Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria.
Dated Year 3
obv: Radiate, cuirassed bust left, seen from the front, breastplate decorated with a gorgoneion/medusa head.

*note: Photo is off-color, due to camera problems.
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03 - Caracalla AR Antoninianus - VENUS VICTRIX - Frontal bust9 viewsCaracalla AR Antoninianus.

obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed, seen from front.
rev: VENVS VICTRIX - Venus standing holding victory and sceptre, shield by her side.

5.1 gr, 28mm
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03 - Caracalla AR Antoninianus - VENUS VICTRIX - Frontal bust26 viewsCaracalla AR Antoninianus.

obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed, seen from front.
rev: VENVS VICTRIX - Venus standing holding victory and sceptre, shield by her side.

5.1 gr, 28mm
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03 - Gordian III Tetradrachm - Radiate Bust left, seen from the front. Ram between Eagle's Legs on rev19 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Silver Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria.
Emperor Gordian III (238 - 244 AD)
Rare Radiate, Frontal Left Bust.

(titles in Greek)
obv: - Radiate bust left, seen from the front. Draped and Cuirassed.

rev: - Eagle, wings spread, head left, wreath in beak, ram leaping to left beneath crescent moon between
the legs of Eagle.

Weight: 12.3 Grams
Size: 27mm
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03 - Gordian III Tetradrachm - Radiate Bust left, seen from the front. Ram between Eagle's Legs on rev - FLASH25 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Silver Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria.
Emperor Gordian III (238 - 244 AD)

*Rare Radiate, Frontal, Left facing Bust obverse w/ Eagle with Ram & crescent moon below reverse combination*

(titles in Greek)
obv: - Radiate bust LEFT, seen from the FRONT. Draped and Cuirassed.
rev: - Eagle, wings spread, head left, wreath in beak, ram leaping to left beneath crescent moon between the legs of Eagle.

Size: 27 - 28 mm
Weight: 12.3 Grams
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*Photo with CAMERA FLASH*
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03 - Gordian III Tetradrachm - Radiate Bust left, seen from the front. Ram between Eagle's Legs on rev.29 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Silver Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria.
Emperor Gordian III (238 - 244 AD)

*Rare Radiate, Frontal, Left facing Bust obverse w/ Eagle with Ram & crescent moon below reverse combination*

(titles in Greek)
obv: - Radiate bust LEFT, seen from the FRONT. Draped and Cuirassed.
rev: - Eagle, wings spread, head left, wreath in beak, ram leaping to left beneath crescent moon between the legs of Eagle.

Size: 27 - 28 mm
Weight: 12.3 Grams
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03 - Gordian III Tetradrachm - Radiate Bust left, seen from the front. Ram between Eagle's Legs on rev..38 viewsAncient Roman Empire
Silver Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria.
Emperor Gordian III (238 - 244 AD)

*Rare Radiate, Frontal, Left facing Bust obverse w/ Eagle with Ram & crescent moon below reverse combination*

(titles in Greek)
obv: - Radiate bust LEFT, seen from the FRONT. Draped and Cuirassed.
rev: - Eagle, wings spread, head left, wreath in beak, ram leaping to left beneath crescent moon between the legs of Eagle.

Size: 27 - 28 mm
Weight: 12.3 Grams
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03 - Hadrian Denarius - Fortuna47 viewsHadrian AR Denarius. AD119-121

obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANUS AUG - Laureate bust right. 'Heroic bust'
rev: P M TR P COS III - Fortuna leaning against column, holding cornucopiae and rudder.

3.4 Grams.
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03 - Philip II Tetradrachm. Bust left, seen from front38 viewsPhilip II, Antioch, Syria. Tetradrachm. Regnal year: 3
obv: Laureate bust left, seen from front, draped and cuirassed.
rev: Eagle standing facing right, wreath in beak. Head right, tail left.
Standing on city name, SC below.
10.59gr.
*note: photo is off color due to camera problems.
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03 - Philip II Tetradrachm. Bust left, seen from front24 viewsPhilip II, Antioch, Syria. Tetradrachm. Regnal year: 3
obv: Laureate bust left, seen from front, draped and cuirassed.
rev: Eagle standing facing right, wreath in beak. Head right, tail left.
Standing on city name, SC below.
10.59gr.
*note: photo is off color due to camera problems.
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03 - Philip II Tetradrachm. Bust left, seen from front28 viewsPhilip II, Antioch, Syria. Tetradrachm. Regnal year: 3
obv: Laureate bust left, seen from front, draped and cuirassed.
rev: Eagle standing facing right, wreath in beak. Head right, tail left.
Standing on city name, SC below.
10.59gr
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03 - Philip II Tetradrachm. Bust left, seen from front - obv38 viewsPhilip II, Antioch, Syria. Tetradrachm. Regnal year: 3
Laureate bust left, draped and cuirassed - seen from the front.
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03 - Philip II Tetradrachm. Bust left, seen from front - rev28 viewsPhilip II, Antioch, Syria. Tetradrachm. Regnal year: 3rexesq
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032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0116var., Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Clementia standing left, #191 views032 Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), RIC II 0116var., Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P COS III, Clementia standing left, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Laureate, cuirassed right, seen from front, with fold of cloak on front shoulder, with a visible thunderbolt on his cuirass leather strap and a winged frontal Medusa head (gorgoneion) on the breast of Hadrian's cuirass.
reverse: P M TR P COS III, Clementia standing left, holding patera over altar, holding scepter.
exergue: -/-//CLEM, diameter: 18-19,5mm, weight: 3,24g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 121 A.D., ref: RIC II 0116var.,
Q-001
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036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0388 (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, DEDICATIO AEDIS, Hexastyle temple,88 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0388 (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, DEDICATIO AEDIS, Hexastyle temple,
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-AVG-FAVSTINA, Draped bust right.
revers:- DEDICATIO-AEDIS, Frontal view of a hexastyle temple, Victories in corners.
exerg: , diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 3,03g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 141-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-388 (Antoninus Pius)p- , RSC-191, BMCRE-306 (Pius),
Q-001
This coin type records the dedication of the
temple of Divus Antoninus and Diva Faustina. The
dedication ceremonies took place in 142 AD, and
construction was completed in 150 AD. The temple
still stands today, overlooking the Forum.
quadrans
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04 - Caracalla AR Antoninianus - Frontal bust close40 viewsCaracalla AR Antoninianus.

obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed, seen from front.
rev: VENVS VICTRIX - Venus standing holding victory and sceptre, shield by her side.
5.2 grams.
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04 - Philip II Tetradrachm. Bust left, cuirassed. Seen from the front.39 viewsPhilip Jr. 247-249 AD - Silver Tetradrachm
Antioch, Syria - Regnal Year: 3

Obverse: Laureate bust left, cuirassed. Seen from the front.
Reverse: Eagle standing right, head right, holding wreath in beak and standing on city name ANTIOXIA.
SC below.

25.7 mm

ex Amphora Ancient Coins
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04 - Philip II Tetradrachmai - Two Bust types.25 viewsAntioch, Syria. Philip II Tetradrachmai.

left: Laureate bust left, cuirassed. Seem from the front. 25.7 mm. Regnal Year: 3.

right: Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed. Seen from Behind. Regnal Year: 4

Both ex Amphora Ancient Coins
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072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HrHJ (2012) 08.36.05.??, AE-28, Athena standing frontal,132 views072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HrHJ (2012) 08.36.05.??, AE-28, Athena standing frontal,
avers:- AVT-K-M-ANT-W-ΓOPΔIANOC-AVΓ (AVΓ ligate), Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, right.
revers:- VΠ-CAB-MOΔECTOV-NI-KOΠOΛEITΩN-ΠP (ΠP ligate), in right field one below the other POC [I]C[T]P, in upper left field ON (Γ?), Athena in long girded double chiton, helmeted, standing frontal, head left, resting with raised left hand on inverted spear and holding with lowered right hand shield seen from inside set on ground.
exe: O/N/Γ(?)//O/C/I/C/T/P//--, diameter: 26,5-28mm, weight: 12,2g, axis: 6h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, Sabinius Modestus (241-244 A.D.,) date: 241-244 A.D.,
ref. a) not in AMNG:
AMNG I/1, 2051 (for the type only)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4177 (but Varbanov doesn't differentiate between different legend
distributions!)
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2015)
rev. No. 8. 36.4 (for the depiction only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.36.4.4 (same die)
Q-001
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072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HrHJ 08.36.05.01, AE-27, VΠ CAB MOΔECTOV NIKOΠOΛEIT(ΩN) (ΠP) O/C/I/C, Demeter standing frontal,65 views072p Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, HrHJ 08.36.05.01, AE-27, VΠ CAB MOΔECTOV NIKOΠOΛEIT(ΩN) (ΠP) O/C/I/C, Demeter standing frontal,
avers:- AVT-K-Μ-ΑΝΤ-W-ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC-(ΑVΓ), Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
revers:- VΠ-CAB-MOΔECTOV-NI-KOΠOΛEIT(ΩN)-(ΠP)_O-C-I-C, Demeter standing frontal, head left, resting with raised left hand on long burning torch and holding in right hand grain-ears.
exe: -/O/C/I/C//--, diameter: 27mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, Sabinius Modestus 241-244 A.D., date: 241-244 A.D., ref: Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov 08.36.5.1,
Q-001
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132 - Probus - RIC 811 var - Bust Type C (Siscia) (XXIS)18 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.
Mint – Siscia (XXIS) Emission 5 Officina 2. A.D. 278
Reference:– RIC 811 var. Bust type C (Unlisted Bust type for this RIC). Alföldi - (cf. type 96, n° 70 (officina VI)). Not in Alföldi with this combination. He notes one frontal C bust from emission 5, with mark XXIVI. Another example is known with this mark XXIS.
Martin Griffiths
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132 - Probus - RIC 811 var - Bust Type C (Siscia) (_ | V / XXI)26 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev:– VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.
Mint – Siscia (_ | V / XXI) Emission 7 Officina 5. A.D. 280
Reference:– Alföldi Unlisted. RIC 811 var. Bust type C Unlisted Bust type for this RIC.
Unusually late appearance of the cuirassed and draped bust seen from front. Typically, these are from earlier emissions.
Not in Alföldi with this combination. He notes one frontal C bust from a different emission (4), with mark XXIVI. Another is known with mark XXIS.
Martin Griffiths
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2. ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Obol 16 views(8.5mm, 0.66 g, 11h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig to left; all within incuse square. Kroll 13; HGC 4, 1665. VF, find patina, minor roughness.

CNG Auction 431, Lot: 178.
Dino
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399-420 Yazdagard I - dirham from Bishapur (near Qazerun, Iran) or court mint.55 viewsPahlavi legend , crowned bust right (crown with frontal crescent)
Pahlavi legend , fire-altar with two attendants.
3 commentsGinolerhino
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Aelia Flaccilla, RIC IX, Heraclea 2581 viewsAelia Flaccilla AD 379-388, 1st wife of Theodosius I
AE- AE 2, 4.73g
Heraclea 1st officina, 25 Aug. 383 - 28 Aug. 388
obv. AEL FLAC - CILLA AVG
Bust, draped with elaborate headdress, necklace and mantle, r.
rev. SALVS REI - PVBLICAE
Empress standing frontal, head r., with arms crossed before breast
in ex. dot SMHA
star in l. field, cross in r. field
RIC IX, Heraclea 25 type 2; C.6
scarce, good VF, green patina

Usually all coins of Aelia Flaccilla are not common
4 commentsJochen
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Aiolis, Aigai, pseudo-autonomous, unpublished37 viewsAE 19, 3.02g, 18.71mm, 345°
struck under the Agonothetes Ovl. Polemon
obv. IERA - CVNKLHTOC
Bust of the Senate, draped, laureate, r.
rev. EPI.AGW.OVL - [POLEMON]
Cult-statue of Apollo Chresterios, stg. frontal, both hands outstretched, holding branch(?) in l. hand and unknown small object(?) in r. hand
in l. and r. field AI - GA[I]
ref. SNG von Aulock 7674 (rev. legend only!); probably unpublished
very rare, about VF

There is a type for Sabina with the rev. legend EPI AGW OVL POLE, SNG von Aulock 7674, found by Archivum by ISEGRIM, thanks!

Agonothetes was a magistrate whose duty was the superintendence of games.
Jochen
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Anonymous Civic Issue of Antiochia, Vagi 295453 viewsAE 16, 1.87g
Antiochia 7th officina, struck in the time of Maximinus I., AD 310-312(?)
obv. GENIO AN - TIOCHEINI
Tyche of Antiochia, veiled and turreted, seated frontal on rocks, river-god
Orontes swimming before
rev. APOLLONI (sic!) - SANCTO
Apollo Musagetes, in stola, stg. l., holding patera and lyra
Z in r. field
in ex. SMA
Vagi 2954; not in RIC
rare, about VF, nice sand-patina

The obv. shows the famous Tyche of Antiochia made by Eutychides of Sikyon 2nd half of 4th century BC. The rev. could be the Apollo of Antiochia made my Bryaxis 400-350 BC.
Jochen
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Antoninus Pius RIC III, 202b242 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-161
AR - Denar, 3.27g, 18.0mm
Rome AD 148-149
obv. IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP
head laureate r.
rev. TR POT XIIII COS IIII
Tranquillitas, draped, standing frontal, head r., holding rudder and corn-ears
in exergue: TRANQ
RIC III, 202b; C.825 (without PIVS, a slip); BMC 736
scarce; EF

TRANQUILLITAS, tranquillity, an abstraction personified for the first time on coins of Hadrian and Antoninus Pius. She is shown with the attributes which seem to hint at an association with the grain supply, a rudder and ears of grain, sometimes a modius or a prow, therefore related to ANNONA and SECURITAS, meaning the peaceful security of the Roman Empire.
1 commentsJochen
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Athens, Attica22 views454 - 404 B.C.
Silver Tetradrachm
17.04 gm, 25 mm
Obv.: Head of Athena with frontal eye right, wearing crested Attic helmet with three olive leaves above visor and floral scroll on bowl
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, olive sprig and crescent moon behind, all in square incuse; A Θ E to right
HGC 4, 1597;
Sear 2526;
BMC 11, 62
Jaimelai
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Attica Athens AR plated Tetradrachm 22mm 15.39 g 9h23 viewsHelmeted head of Athena right,with frontal eye.Rev owl standing right,head facing olive sprig and crescent moon behind,all within incuse square.Grant H
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Attica, Athens Hemiobol113 viewsATTICA, ATHENS
AR Hemiobol.
454(?)–415 BC.

O: Head of Athena right with frontal eye, in crested Attic helmet adorned with olive leaves above visor / R: AQE, owl standing three-quarters r, olive sprig behind, all in incuse square.

Svoronos pl. 17, 52–56. SNG Cop 59–61, Sear sg2531 VF

4 commentsSosius
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Attica, Athens Tetradrachm21 views Attica, Athens. Ca. 454-404 B.C. AR tetradrachm (23 mm, 15.76 g, 9 h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / ΑΘΕ, owl standing right, head facing; above and behind, olive sprig and crescent; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; SNG Copenhagen 31. Two test cuts.
TLP
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Tetradrachm37 viewsAttica. Athens
Silver tetradrachm, ca. 454-404 BC
Av: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye.
Rv: AΘE. Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
AR, 17.16g, 23mm
Ref.: Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597.
2 commentsshanxi
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Attica, Athens, Athena, Owl, Tetradrachm16 viewsAttica. Athens
Silver tetradrachm, ca. 454-404 BC
Av: Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye.
Rv: AΘE. Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square.
AR, 17.15g, 23.1mm
Ref.: Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597.
1 commentsshanxi
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC11 viewsAR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.00 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, toned, bankers’ marks, graffiti.Christopher B2
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC18 viewsAR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.00 g, 8h). Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent to left; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. VF, toned, bankers’ marks, graffiti.1 commentsChristopher B2
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ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm36 views(24mm, 17.20 g, 2h).
Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Good VF, toned. Attractive early style.

This tetradrachm belongs among the earlier period of the “frontal eye” issues of the mid-late 5th century. The palmette is still delicate, as is the general style of the owl, and the incuse is rather deep and abruptly transitions to the flat surface.
1 commentsLeo
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Augustus, RIC 120 cf., replica49 viewsAugustus, 27 BC- AD 14
AR - denarius, 4.37g, 19.46mm
Colonia Patricia(?), 18 BC
obv. CAESARI AVGVSTO
Head, laureate, l.
rev. Frontal view of tetrastyle temple of Mars, domed roof and decorated with 9 figures and acroterias; within
triumphal chariot with eagle-sceptre and 4 small horses galopping r.
in l. and r. field S.P. - Q.R.
ref. RIC I, 120 cf.; BMCR 386; RSC 282
(for the original only!)

This is a replica struck from new dies. Easily recognized by the odd portrait on the obv. It is made by CopyCoins.com
Jochen
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Æ 10. Frontal owl10 viewsAttica, Athens Æ10. 406-393 B.C. 1,15 g,. Helmeted head of Athena right / Owl standing: E A Q. Babelon, Traité, Pl. CXCII 6, III 95; Cf SNG München, Attika 67-73.Podiceps
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Baduila - Rome - 10 nummi30 viewsBaduila (-552), Ostrogothic king (541-552). Æ 10 Nummi (19 mm, 6.46 g), minted in Rome. Obverse: frontal bust with helmet and Ostrogothic garment with pectoral cross, DN BADV-ILA REX. Reverse: the king with spear and schield, X in right field, FLVREAS SEMPER. Metlich 98b.Jan
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Baduila - Rome - 10 nummi36 viewsBaduila (-552), Ostrogothic king (541-552). Æ 10 Nummi (3.84 g), minted in Rome ca 549-552. Obverse: frontal bust with helmet and Ostrogothic garment, DN BADV-ILA REX. Reverse: DN B/ADV/ILA/REX. Metlich 97a.1 commentsJan
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Baduila - Rome - 2 or 2 1/2 nummi80 viewsBaduila (-552), Ostrogothic king (541-552). Æ 2 or 2½ Nummi (10 mm, 0.82 g), minted in Rome 550-552. Obverse: frontal bust with helmet, DN BA-DVIL. Reverse: lion advancing right within wreath. Metlich 99.

The type with a lion on the reverse copies the preceeding denarius (MIBE 232) from the Rome mint, which may have been introduced by the Roman general Belisarius in connection with the ludi saeculares of the city in 547; the 1300th anniversary of Rome's foundation. The type was continued to be used after Baduila captured Rome in January 550 and it may be related to the circus games that he is known to have presented in the city.
Jan (jbc)
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Baduila - Rome - 2 or 2 1/2 nummi65 viewsBaduila (-552), Ostrogothic king (541-552). Æ 2 or 2½ Nummi (10 mm, 1.00 g), minted in Rome 550-552. Obverse: frontal bust with unusually large helmet, (...)-REX. Reverse: lion advancing right. Metlich 99.

Undescribed variant with obverse legend (…)-REX, instead of the usual DN BAD-VEL or DN BA-DV.

Ex Numismatica Tintinna Auction 10, lot 2511, 2011.

1 commentsJan (jbc)
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Bithynia, Nikaia, Severus Alexander, SNG von Aulock 60661 viewsSeverus Alexander 222-235
AE 25, 9.18g
obv. M AVR CEVH - ALEZANDROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NI - [K] - AIEΩ - N
Dionysos, draped, with ivy wreath, holding thyrsos, sitting r., head turned l. to a female figure (probably Nikaia), stg. frontal, head with chignon r., holding wreath in r. hand.
SNG von Aulock 606 (C. Rhodes)
very rare, about VF

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'.
Jochen
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Bithynia, Nikomedeia, Antoninus Pius cf. SNG von Aulock 75539 viewsAntoninus Pius AD 138-161
AE 18, 3.52g, 17.79mm, 225°
obv. AVT KAICAR - ANTW[NEINOC]
bare head, r.
rev. MHTROP[OLE] - NEIKOMHDEI
draped figure, hands crossed on chest, standing frontal on small base
cf. SNG von Aulock 755 (different legends)
rare, F-VF

This figure is called 'Mantelherme' = herme with cloak.
Jochen
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Bithynia, Nikomedeia, Severus Alexander, Rec. Gen. 316.291 viewsSeverus Alexander AD 222-235
AE 20, 4.98g, 19.97mm, 45°
obv. M AVR CEV ALEZANDROC AVG
bust, draped, radiate, r.
rev. NIKOMHD - EWN DIC NEO / KORWN (MH and both WN ligate)
Leda, with wreath, half dressed, with raised r. hand, stg. frontal, head turned
r. to a swan, standing with opened wings l., and pulling with beak her
garment, which she holds tight.
Rec. Gen. I/3, 557, 316, pl. 96, 22
very rare (3 ex. known), EF, nice deep-green patina (the most beautiful spec.!)
added to www.wildwinds.com

For more information see the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
3 commentsJochen
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Bithynia, Prusias ad Hypium, Diadumenian, Rec.Gen. 64 cf. (rev. only), unpublished?15 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE - AE 22, 4.22g, 21.64mm, 225°
obv. M OPEL ANTW DIADV[MENIANOC]
Bust, drapedand cuirassed, bare-headed r.
rev. PROVCIEWN - PR - OC VPIW
Nemesis, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head r., holding in raised l. hand short rod horizontally
and in lowered r. hand bridle.
ref. not in Rec.Gen.:
rev. cf. no.64, pl. CV, 19 (depiiction mirrored, PR ligate)
obv. no.64 var. (has M OPEL ANT)
unpublished?
very rare, F/F+, general roughness

Thanks to Tom Mullally and Slavey Petrov for their help in attributing this type!
Jochen
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Bithynia, Tion, Trajan, Rec.Gen.II, 28 var50 viewsTrajan, AD 98-117
AE 27, 11.47g, 26.8mm, 210°
obv. AVT NER TRAIANOC - KAICAR CEB GER
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. DIONYCOC - K - T - ICT TIANWN
Dionysos, wearing himation and wreathed, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. hand filleted
thyrsos decorated with pine-cones on both ends and in lowered r. hand
kantharos; on his l. side a panther std. l., looking up to him.
Rec. Gen. II, p.620, 28 var., pl. CVII, 2 (has DINYCOC!)
F+/about VF, nice green patina
2 commentsJochen
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C. Annius Luscus, Crawford 366/1a161 viewsC. Annius Luscus, gens Annia, and L. Fabius Hispaniensis
AR - denarius, 3.76g
mint in Northern Italy or Spain, 82-81 BC
obv. C.ANNI.T.F.T.N.PRO.COS.EX.S.[C.]
Bust of Anna Perenna(?), draped, wearing frontale, ear-rings and necklace, r.
caduceus behind, scales before, beneath T
rev. Victory, in long clothes, stg. in quadriga r., holding reigns in l. and long palmbranch in
r. hand
above Q
in ex. L.FABI.L.HIS[P]
Crawford 366/1a; Sydenham 748; Annia 2a; BMC Spain 1-12
nice VF

An imperatorial issue for the campaign against Sertorius in Spain. The questor Fabius, named on the reverse, later passed over to Sertorius and then perished with him.
For more information about Anna Perenna look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
Jochen
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Cappadocia, Caesarea, Lucius Verus Met. 716130 viewsLucius Verus AD 161-169
AR - Didrachm, 6.71g
struck AD 161-166 (as COS II)
obv. AYTOKR OYHROC CEBACTOC
bare head, r.
rev. YPA - TOS B
Agalma of Mt. Argaios, on summit man standing frontal with sceptre in l. hand (mountain god?)
Met. 716
Scarce, about EF, light toned

The Mount Argaios (Lat. Mons Argaeus) was the highest mountain in Asia Minor. Today it is Erciyes Dagi, 3916m and volcanic. This mountain was sacred since the time of the Hittits. Agalma is an item for decoration, a word, a sentence, but then too a cult statue, or a votive gift for the gods, then an idole.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
4 commentsJochen
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Caracalla RIC IV, 39(a) corr.128 viewsCaracalla, AD 198 - 217
AR - Denar, 3.67g, 19mm
Rome AD 199 - 201
obv. ANTONINVS - AVGVSTVS
bust draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate head r., youthful portrait
rev. RECTOR - ORBIS
Caracalla as Alexander the Great, naked, standing frontal, laureate head l.,
Chlamys over l. shoulder, wears sword in scabbard suspended from
belt over shoulder, holding globe r. and reversed spear l.
RIC IV, 39(a) corr.; C.542; BMC 165 corr.
EF, mint luster

The rev. is usually called Caracalla as Sol. But there are some oddities: The figure is not radiate but laureate, and a sword in a scubbard is hanging over the r. shoulder. That doesn't match the attributes of Sol. Curtis Clay: It is Caracalla as Alexander the Great! Probably it resembles the statue of Lysipp 'Alexander with spear'.

CHLAMYS, cloak, if the context suggest civilian rather than military use
PALUDAMENTUM, used to describe the cloak worn with a cuirass by emperors on late Roman coins. So the garment on the obv. is a paludament, that on the rev. a chlamys!
3 commentsJochen
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Caria, Aphrodisias, Salonina, SNG von Aulock 247217 viewsSalonina, AD 254-268
AE - AE 24, 6.32g, 23.83mm, 180°
obv. IOV KORN - CALONINAC
Bust, draped, wearing stephane, on crescent, r.
rev. AFRODIC - I - EWN
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm
and rudder in r. hand
ref. a) MacDonald Type 233:
rev. R577 = R568, pl.XXX (but legend is AFROD - EICIEWN!)
obv. =280
b) SNG von Aulock
F+
Jochen
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Maximinus I SNG Lev. 109957 viewsMaximinus I AD 235-238
AE 37, 19.31g
obv. AVT.K.G.IOV.OVH.MAXIMEINOC
P-P in l. and r. field
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. TARCOV THC MHTROPOLEW
Apollo Lykeios, nude, laureate, standing frontal, holding a dead wolf in each
hand.
AMK in l. field, G.B in r.field
SNG Levante 1099 (this coin); SNG Paris 1590 (same dies)
(attribution by Barry Murphy)
Rare, about VF

AMK stands for 'the First, the Biggest, the most Beautiful', granted to the city AD 215 upon Caracalla's campaign against the Parths.
G.B = 3.2, capital of three provinces, keeper of two neocorates (Curtis Clay)
For the Lykios there is a very different interpretation too:
The two animals are not wolfes but dogs, symbolizing Mopsus and Amphilochus, called 'the dogs of Apollo' by Lychopron, a 3rd century poet. (Pat Lawrence)

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
Jochen
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Cilicia, Tarsos, Trajan Decius, SNG Paris 175716 viewsTrajan Decius, AD 240-251
AE 35, 27.29g
obv. AV KAI G MEC KVIN.DEKIOC TRAIANO
in l. and r. field P- P
rev. TARCO - V MHTROPOLEWC GB
in l. and r. field A/M - K
Perseus, nude except chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. l., holding harpa in l. arm, head of Medusa in l. hand
and in extended r. hand cult-statue of Apollo stdg. frontal on omphalos and holding in each hand a dog
with head up.
ref. SNG Paris 1757; not in SNG Levante
rare, F+/about VF, oliv-green patina, usual roughness

Perseus was the suggested founder of Tarsos. Apollo here is often called Apollo Lykeios in error. For the correct mythology please take a look at the article 'Apollo Lykeios - or rather not' in the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
Jochen
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Claudius RIC I, 97156 viewsClaudius 41 - 54
AE - As, 10.97g, 26mm
Rome 41
obv. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IM[P]
bare head l.
rev. LIBERTAS AVGVSTA
Libertas standing frontal, head r., holding pileus
in r. hand, between S-C
RIC I, 97; C.47
about VF
From Curtis Clay: The obverse of Jochen's As shows the rare earliest
portrait of Claudius' reign, youthful and reminescent of his brother
Germanicus. I think Jochen's coin will have a rank high among the luckiest
first purchases ever made!

PILEUS, a felt cap, given to slaves who received their freedom. Therefore a attribute of Liberty
2 commentsJochen
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Claudius, RIC 97, contemporary imitation22 viewsClaudius, AD 41-54
AE - As, 10.89g, 28.12mm
Gaul(?), after AD 41
obv. [TI CLAVDIV]S CAESAR AVG P[M TRP IMP]
Bare head l.
rev. [LIBERTAS AVGV]STA
Libertas, in long garment, stg. frontal, looking r., holding pileus in extended r. hand.
in j. and r. field S - C
RIC I, 97; C.47; BMC 145
F+, dark brown patina

Because of the style probably a provincial imitation from Gaul.
Jochen
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Commodus RIC III, 261 corr.35 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AR - denarius, 20g, 19mm
Rome AD 191/92
obv. L AEL AVREL CO - MM AVG P FEL
Laureate head r.
rev. SERAPI - DI CONSERV AVG
Serapis in long robe, modius on head, stg. frontal, head l., holding long vertical sceptre in
l. hand and raising r. hand in greeting attitude
ref. RIC III, 261 corr., pl. XV, 312 (writes "Serapis, radiate" and "holding branch"); C. 703;
BMCR IV, 59-361 var. (different legend breaks, writes "holding branch")
scarce, about SS

I think it is not a branch but only the typical long fingers of his r. hand. And RIC has misinterpreted flow lines as "radiated head".

This is the first Roman imperial coin showing Serapis in his standard position (There is a coin from Domitian with Serapis in a temple too).
2 commentsJochen
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Constantine I and Constantine II - Bronzes22 viewsleft:
Rome mint, 314-315 AD
obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Seen from the front.
rev: SOL INVICTO COMITI - Sol standing left, raising right arm and holding globe.
in exergue: R P
in fields: 'R' above 'X' to right of Sol and 'F' in left field.

right:
AD 324-325. Treveri - Trier Mint, Officina 1.

obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed. (frontal).
rev: PROVIDEN TIAE CAESS - PTR -(in exergue) - Two tiered campgate - star above.
rexesq
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Constantine I, RIC VI, Siscia 234c4 viewsConstntine I the Great, AD 303-337
AE - Follis, 2.61g, 23.75mm, 0°
Siscia, 3rd officina, early 313
obv. IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed laureate, r.
rev. IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN
Jupiter, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, looking l., resting with raised l. hand on long sceptre and holding in extended r. hand Victoriola on globe holding palmbranch over l. shoulder and crowning him with wreath; at his feet the eagle stg. l., head with wreath in beak turned r.
ref. RIC VI, Siscia 234c
about VF
Jochen
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Constantine II - Camp Gate - Trier.33 viewsConstantine II - Trier Mint, Germania - Camp Gate.
AD324-325
obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed. (frontal).
rev: PROVIDEN TIAE CAESS - PTR -(in exergue) - Two tiered campgate - star above.

3.1 Grams
rexesq
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Constantine II - Camp Gate - Trier.20 viewsConstantine II - Trier Mint, Germania - Camp Gate.
AD324-325
obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed. (frontal).
rev: PROVIDEN TIAE CAESS - PTR -(in exergue) - Two tiered campgate - star above.

3.1 Grams
rexesq
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Constantine II - Camp Gate - Trier. Obv.19 viewsConstantine II - Trier Mint, Germania - Camp Gate.
AD324-325
obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed. (frontal).
rev: PROVIDEN TIAE CAESS - PTR -(in exergue) - Two tiered campgate - star above.

3.1 Grams
rexesq
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Constantine II - Camp Gate - Trier. Rev.21 viewsConstantine II - Trier Mint, Germania - Camp Gate.
AD324-325
obv: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C - Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed. (frontal).
rev: PROVIDEN TIAE CAESS - PTR -(in exergue) - Two tiered campgate - star above.

3.1 Grams
rexesq
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Constantius II - AE - Campgate - QCONST - Four tiers, open doors. Bust Left.22 viewsConstantius II as Caesar - AD 337 - 347.
AE Follis 'VIRTUS CAESS'
QCONST in exergue on reverse - Arles of Constantina Mint.

obv: FL JUL CONSTANTIUS NOB C - Laureate bust facing left, draped and cuirassed, seen from the front.

rev: VIRTUS CAESS - Four tiered campgate, five levels of brick, doors open. Star above.
'S F' - in either field. QCONST in exergue.


2.5 grams
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Ex Old Pueblo Coin Exchange, Southern Arizona.
2 commentsrexesq
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Constantius II - AE - Campgate - QCONST - Four tiers, open doors. Bust Left.15 viewsConstantius II as Caesar - AD 337 - 347.
AE Follis 'VIRTUS CAESS'
QCONST in exergue on reverse - Arles of Constantina Mint.

obv: FL JUL CONSTANTIUS NOB C - Laureate bust facing left, draped and cuirassed, seen from the front.

rev: VIRTUS CAESS - Four tiered campgate, five levels of brick, doors open. Star above.
'S F' - in either field. QCONST in exergue.

2.5 Grams
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Ex Old Pueblo Coin Exchange, Southern Arizona.
rexesq
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Constantius II, RIC VIII, Siscia 28612 viewsConstantius II, AD 337-361
AE - Cententionalis (AE 2), 21.85mm, 5.18g, 0°
Siscia, 1st officina, 10.1. - 25.12.350
obv. DN CONSTAN - TIVS PF AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. HOC SIG - NO VICTOR ERIS
Emperor, diademed, in military cloak, stg. frontal, head l., holding in raised r. hand labarum with Chi_Rho
and in l. arm spear; at the r. side Victoria stg. l., holding palmbranch and crowning him with wreath
in l. field A
in ex. .ASIS
ref. RIC VIII, Siscia 286; LRBC 1173
scarce, VF, glossy green patina

The legend originally dates back to Vetranio and takes up again the vision of Constantine I before the Battle of the Milvian Bridge against Maxentius (Eusebius, Vita Constantini). Originally "en toutw nika".
Jochen
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Cr 304/1 AR Denarius L. Memmius12 views 109-108 b.c.e 3.93 gm; 19.50 mm
o: Young male head right (Apollo?), wearing oak-wreath; before, *
r: Dioscuri standing facing between their horses, each holding spear; in exergue, L. MEMMI.
This reverse breaks with the (boring) tradition of The Galloping Dioscuri reverse and presents a bold, frontal, sculptural presentation, similar to the sculptural group in front of the Quirinale Palace.
1 commentsPMah
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Crispus RIC VII, Sirmium 4962 viewsCrispus 317-326, son of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 3.55g, 20.1mm
Sirmium AD 324/5
obv. FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
laureate head r.
rev. ALAMANNI - A DEVICTA
diademed Victory standing frontal, head r., holding trophy and palm-branch,
spurning captive sitting r. before her
exergue: dot SIRM dot
RIC VII, Sirmium 49
about EF, from a hoard from Croatia 2004
1 commentsJochen
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Denar, RIC 3, p.273, 739 - Faustina II, Aeternitas18 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint, posthumous AD 176 - 181
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right
Rev.: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas standing frontal, arranging veil and holding torch
Ag, 3.20g, 17.8mm
Ref.: RIC III 739, CRE-I 155 [S]
Ex Münzen Ritter
shanxi
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Denarius; IOVI PRO-PVGNATORI, RIC 23514 viewsSeverus Alexander Denarius. Rome mint A.D. 231. Obv: IMP ALEXAN-DER PIVS AVG - Laureate bust right (frontal), draped and cuirassed. Rev: IOVI PRO-PVGNATORI - Jupiter standing front, head turned right, preparing to hurl thunderbolt. RIC IVii, 235, page 88, Cohen 76, SEAR RCV II (2002) 7870Podiceps
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Domitian Alexandrian6 viewsDomitian Alexandrian Drachm Triumphal arch
Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm. Alexandria mint, Struck A.D. 95/6. Scarce (Emmett "frequency" 2).
Egypt, Alexandria. Domitian. A.D. 81-96. AE drachm (35mm, 21.53 g, 11 h). Alexandria mint, Struck A.D. 95/6. [AVT KAIC ΘЄ OVIOC ΔOMIT CЄB ΓЄPM], laureate head of Domitian right / Frontal elevation of triumphal arch; L - IE ( yr. 15 = A.D. 95/6 ). Emmett 257.15. Scarce (Emmett "frequency" 2).
Ancient Aussie
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Domitian Denarius - Rev: Temple81 viewsDOMITIAN, 81-96 Silver Denarius.
Obv: DOMITIANVS AVG GERM, Bare head of Domitian right.
Rev: Frontal view of hexastyle temple on base with four steps; within is a statue of Jupiter, seated, flanked by statues of Juno and Minerva (= the Capitoline triad); on the central part of the pediment is a seated figure holding spear, with two additional figures on either side; on the apex of the roof is a facing quadriga with figures on either side; an eagle stands at each of the upper corners; IMP CAESAR is inscribed on the architrave.
RIC II².1 815; RIC II 207; BMC 242.
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Egypt, Alexandria, Maximianus, Milne 48024 viewsMaximianus, AD 285-286, 305-308, 310
AE - Tetradrachm, 10.45g, 19.35mm, 0°
Alexndria, AD 285/86 (RY 1)
obv. A K M OVA MAZIMIANOC CEBA
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. Homonoia, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm double cornucopiae and has raised r.
hand in greeting attitude
in l. and r. field L - S (RY 1)
ref. Milne 4802; Geissen 3280; Dattari 5923/4
scarce, VF, attractive

Jochen
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Elagabalus Nikolopis Tyche Varb 4080v11 viewsElagabalus, Provincial, Nikopolis Ad Istrum, 218 - 222 AD, 27mm.,13.10g, Varbanov (engl.) 4080 var. (= AMNG 1972)
OBV: AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC, Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
REV: VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NI - KOPOLITWN PROC ICT, Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder (without globe)
RO-N in left and right fields

Not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2015).
New die combination of:
REV. No. 8.26.38.18 (same die)
OBV. e.g. No. 8.26.38.22 (same die)

Struck under governor Novius Rufus
SRukke
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Elymais -- Kamnaskires III. and Anzaze, ca. 82/1 - 73/2 BC5 viewsAR tdr., 13,85gr, 28mm;
mint: Seleukia on the Hedyphon, axis: 12h;
Alram: 454, Van't Haaff: 7.1.1-3var. or 7.1.1-6, Sunrise 470;
obv.: jugate busts of Kamnaskires III. and Anzaze, Kamnaskires w/diadem and ribbons; short hair w/frontal fringe, mustache and long pointed beard; earring and torque w/pellet finial; cuirass; Anzaze wearing stephane and necklace; in right lower field rectangular countermark w/Nike or Tyche standing left presenting diadem;
rev.: old god (Zeus?) on throne, left, w/Nike offering diadem on his outstretched left arm, the right arm holding scepter.; 4-line legend: (B)ACIΛEΩ(C)
KAMNACKIPOY (mostly off flan) KAI BACIΛICCHC (left line mostly illegible from obv. countermark) ANZAZE; in exergue date: HΠ or HIT?
Schatz
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Elymais -- Orodes IV., 2nd half of 2nd cent. AD7 viewsAE dr., 2.98gr, 14,8mm;
mint: Susa, axis 13h;
Alram - , Van't Haaff 17.2.1-1b;
obv.: bare-headed bust, facing, w/diadem and 2 loops; 2 round tufts of hair on sides, one smaller oblong tuft on top of head, mustache, chin beard; necklace;
rev.: female bust, left, (Artemis?) w/helmet (?), along crest pellets on stalks, diadem and 2 ribbons; bunch of frontal hair; earring, necklace; 1 top bar and 1 bottom bar anchor in right field; dotted border 12 - 15h.
Pleasant dark tone.
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Elymais, van't Haaff 17.2.1-1b, Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV. (2nd half of 2nd cent. A.D. (undated)), AE-Drachm, Female bust, left, (Artemis?), #156 viewsElymais, van't Haaff 17.2.1-1b, Arsacid dynasty. Orodes IV. (2nd half of 2nd cent. A.D. (undated)), AE-Drachm, Female bust, left, (Artemis?), #1
avers: Bare-headed bust, facing, w/diadem, and 2 loops; 2 round tufts of hair on sides, one smaller oblong tuft on top of the head, mustache, chin beard, necklace.
reverse: Female bust, left, (Artemis?) w/helmet (?), along with crest pellets on stalks, diadem, and 2 ribbons, a bunch of frontal hair, earring, necklace, 1 top bar and 1 bottom bar anchor in right field.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,5mm, weight: 3,39g, axes: 1h,
mint: Elymais, Susa, date: 2nd half of 2nd cent. A.D. (undated),
ref: van't Haaff 17.2.1-1b, Alram -,
Q-001
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England, Henricus-III., (1216-1272 A.D.), North-988, AR-Penny, Canterbury mint, #1211 viewsEngland, Henricus-III., (1216-1272 A.D.), North-988, AR-Penny, Canterbury mint, #1
Long Cross type, without scepter; portrait class 3c issue. Moneyer, Nicole.
avers: *hENRICVS REX:III', (NR are ligate), Around central beaded circle enclosing a crowned and bearded face frontal.
reverse: NIC OLE ONC ANT, ( ON and AN are ligate), Spaced around arms, long voided cross with pellet center and finials, over central beaded circle, with pellet trefoil in each angle.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18-18,5mm, weight: 1,36g, axis: 2h,
mint: Canterbury, Moneyer: Nicole, date: 1247-1272 A.D., ref: Seaby-1364, North-988,
Q-001
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Ephesus Antoninus Pius 8 viewsEphesus Antoninus Pius with three temples and Artemis central. 35.6mm, 19gm, RPC Online, Volume IV, 8474. Rare.
Obverse inscription Τ ΑΙΛ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟС
Obverse design laureate head of Antoninus Pius, r.
Reverse inscription ƐΦƐСΙΩΝ ΔΙС ΝƐΩΚΟΡΩΝ
Reverse design temple with four columns enclosing statue of Artemis of Ephesus standing, facing, wearing kalathos, having supports; between two temples, each in perspective, with two frontal columns and an enclosed imperial statue
Ancient Aussie
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Ephesus, Ionia25 viewsProvincial coin, 98 - 117 AD
Obv: AY NER TRAIANOS KAI SE ARI GER DA
Cuirassed bust r.
Rev: O NEW EP'ESIWN DH EPEC'ARAXATO
Woman (Amazon? Dacia?) kneeling r.; Artemis Ephesia frontal; man (emperor?) standing l.

19.32g, 33mm
IMHOOF KM S59,64(1) / COLL IMHOOF(1)
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ephesus006a3 viewsElagabalus
Ephesus, Ionia

Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡ ΑΝΤΩΝƐΙΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
Rev: ΔΟΓΜΑΤΙ ϹΥΝ/ΚΛΗΤΟΥ →ƐΦƐϹΙΩΝΟΥ/TOΙ ΝΑΟΙ, frontal view of two distyle temples between two distyle temples seen in perspective, each holding cult-statue; the central ones having Artemis of Ephesus, to left, and the Emperor, to right.
36 mm, 20.82 gms

RPC Online 4867; Karwiese 680

From Numismatik Naumann Auction 82, lot 241.
Charles M
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Fausta RIC VII, Heraclea 80136 viewsFausta, submitted suicide AD 326, wife of Constantine I
AE - AE 3, 2.69g, 18mm
Heraclea 1. officina, AD 325/326
obv. FLAV MAX - FAVSTA AVG
draped bust with necklace, bare head r.
rev. SPES REI P - VBLICAE
Fausta veiled standing frontal, head l., holding two childen at breast
exergue: SMHA
RIC VII, Heraclea 80; C.15; LRBC. 875
Rare; VF, hole in the flan under P of REIP

The children are Constantin II and Constantius II.
2 commentsJochen
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Faustina Filia RIC III, 677109 viewsFaustina Filia, died 175, wife of Marcus Aurelius
AR - Denar, 3.67g, 18mm
obv. FAVSTINA - AVGVSTA
draped, diademed bust r.
rev. FECVN - DITAS
Fecunditas standing frontal, head r., holding sceptre in r.
and little child in l. hand
RIC III, 677; C.99
nice EF

From Curtis Clay: The child could be Annius Verus or
another male child that died early.
3 commentsJochen
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gadaraspijk0777 viewsElagabalus
Gadara

Obv: Bust of emperor, frontal view, laureate head right, wearing cuirass with gorgoneion.
Rev: In pediment, AΠC, Zeus seated left on throne within hexastyle temple, eagle in right hand.
22 mm, 11.54 gms

Spijkerman 77
Charles M
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Galatia, Ankyra, Caracalla, unpublished?36 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE - AE 30, 15.72g, 29.83mm, 195°
obv. ANTWNINOC - AVGOVCTO - C
bearded head, laureate, r.
rev. MHTROPOLE - WC ANKYRAC
in l. field one below the other IE / RO / C
in r. field one below the other AG / W / N
athlete, nude, stg. frontal, head r., holding in l. arm long bended rod and with r. hand crowns himself with
price-crown; in l. field palmbranch
ref. not in BMC, SNG France 3, Klose, Stumpf, Sport Spiele Sieg; unpublished?
very rare, VF+, black-green patina

In the times of Caracalla the games called Asklepieia Sotereia Pythia, games in honour of Asklepios, took place in Ankyra. Because Caracalla suffered of serious sickness he visited these games. May be that this coin mentions games in honour of Asklepios too.
3 commentsJochen
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Galeria Valeria, RIC VI, Alexandria 8111 viewsGaleria Valeria, AD 315 murdered by Licinius II
AE - Follis (AE 3), 5.98g, 22mm, 0°
Alexandria, 5th officina, late 308
obv. GAL VAL - ERIA AVG
Bust, draped, diademed, r.
rev. VENERI - V - ICTRICI
Venus Victric, inlonggarment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in raise l. hand garment over
shoulder and in r. hand apple
in l. and r. field E / X - K
in ex. ALE
ref. RIC VI, Alexandria 81; C. 2
F-about VF
Pedigree:
ex coll. Drexler, Würzburg, Christmas 1958
Jochen
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Gallienus, Göbl 116871 viewsGallienus AD 253-268, sole reign 260-268
AE - Antoninianus, 2.8g, 20.2mm
Mediolanum, 257-259
obv. GALLIENVS AVG
bust, radiate, r.
rev. [APOLL]O CONSERV
Apollo stg. frontal, head r., holding r. arm above head, holding with r. hand
lyre, set on column on which is laying his chlamys
RIC V/1, (Mediolanum) 467; C.92; Göbl 1168 (Curtis Clay)
about VF

RIC describes the rev. wrongly as Apollo stg. looking r., holding lyre on rock. The statue should be the Apollo of Timarchides Athen. (Alex)
2 commentsJochen
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Gallienus, Göbl 1662i33 viewsGallienus, AD 253-268
AR - Antoninianus, 22mm, 3.4g, 150°
Antiochia, AD 266/267 (sole reign)
obv. GALLIENVS AVG
Bust, chin-bearded, draped and cuirassed, radiate r.
rev. AETERNI - TAS AG
Saturnus, bearded, togate and veiled, stg. frontal, head r., holding harpa in l. hand and with r. hand holding together his garment.
in ex: PXV (short for TRP VI)
RIC V/1, 606 var. (holding sceptre); C.44 var.; Göbl MIR 1662i
R!, about VF, weak struck

For more information please take a look at 'Coins of mythological interest'.
Jochen
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Geta RIC IV, 13(a)49 viewsGeta 198 - 207 Caesar
AR - Denar, 3.46g, 18mm
Rome AD 199
obv. P SEPT GETA - CAES PONT
bust draped, cuirassed (?), bare head r., youthful portrait
rev. NOBI - LITAS
Nobilitas standing frontal, head r., holding sceptre r. and palladium l.
RIC IV, 13(a); C.90; BMCR. 199
Scarce; about EF

PALLADIUM, from Pallas, a cognomen of Athena. The original P. was stolen from Troy and brought to Italy by Aeneas. It was said to have been preserved with great reverence by the Romans as the protector of their own city.
Jochen
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Geta RIC IV, 7938 viewsGeta, AD 209-211
AR - denar, 19.8mm, 3.02g, 0°
Rome, AD 211
obv. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT
laureate head, bearded, r.
rev. TR P III COS II PP
Janus(?), in himation, nude to waist, draping over l. arm, stg. frontal, his two faces looking r. and l., holding in l. arm thunderbolt
and resting with raised r. hand on reversed spear
ref. RIC IV/1, 79; C. 197; BMCR 13
VF, slightly toned
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

With the thunderbolt Janus strongly resembles Jupiter. Cohen writes 'Janus or Jupiter'. Mattingly (BMCR): The 'Janus' with thunderbolt and sceptre is certainly a fanciful expression of the duality of the Empire. The imperial Jupiter is now 'biceps'. It was assuredly a fancy that pleased Geta more than his brother. Caracalla hated the idea of full equality of rule and was always insisting on his own seniority. In the long run he was unwilling to brook a colleague on any terms.
For more information please take a look at the referring article in the Mythology Thread (coming soon!)
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Gordian III, RIC IV 845 viewsGordian III Pius, AD 238-244
AR - Antoninianus, 4.13g, 22.38mm
Rome, 4th issue, AD 241-243
obv. IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. IOVI - STATORI
Jupiter, nude, stg. frontal, looking r., resting with raised r. hand on long sceptre and holding in l. arm thunderbolt
ref. RIC IV/3, 84; C. 109
about EF, thin die break on obv.
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Gratian RIC IX, Antiochia 50(b) var.46 viewsGratian 367 - 383, son of Valentinian I
AE - AE 3, 2.50g, 18mm
Antiochia 4th officina, Aug 9. 378 - Aug 25. 383
obv. DN GRATIA - NVS PF AVG
draped, cuirassed bust, rosette-diademed head r., necklace
rev. VIRTVS RO - MANORVM
helmeted Roma sitting frontal on armourment, head r., holding
spear in l. and globe in r. hand
field: Phi r.
exergue: ANT Delta
RIC IX, Antiochia 50(b) var. unrecorded; C.57
about VF
RIC 50(b) has in field: l. Theta and r. Phi
added to www.wildwinds.com

GLOBE with Equator and Ecliptic is the globus caelestis. Meaning, Rome rules the world
Jochen
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Gratian RIC IX, Lugdunum 28(a)31 viewsGratian AD 367-383, son of Valentinianus I
AE - Follis (AE 2), 4.9g, 24mm
Lugdunum 9.Aug.378-25.Aug.383, 2. officina
obv. DN GRATIA - NVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. REPARATIO - REI PVB
Emperor, in military cloak, stg. frontal, head l., holding Victory on globe in l.
hand, and raising with r. hand female figure, draped, turreted, kneeling l.
before him.
Digamma in r. field
in ex. LVGS
RIC IX, Lugdunum 28(a)
VF, nice blue-green patina
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Gratian RIC IX, Siscia 26(a)35 viewsGratian AD 367-383, son of Valentinian I
AE - AE 2
Siscia 2nd Officina, 9.Aug.378-25.Aug.383
obv. DN GRATIA - NVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, pearl-diademed, r.
rev. REPARATIO - REI PVB
Emperor, in military dress, stg. frontal, head l., holding Victory on globe in l.
hand and raising turreted woman kneeling l. before him
in ex. star BSISC
RIC IX, 26(a) #6; C.30
good VF
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GREEK, Athens, Attica23 viewsDenomination: Tetradrachm
Date: After 393 BC
Weight: 16,85 g
Size: 21,01 mm
Condition: VF/VF
Obv: Head of Athena right, in crested Attic helmet with frontal eye and wavy hair above, ornamented with three olive leaves above visor and spiral palmette on bowl, wearing round earring, test cut on head.
Rev: AQE, owl standing right, head facing; olive-sprig and crescent above, test cut on neck.
Ref: Sear 2526-2528; SNG Copenhagen 63
Jorge C
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GREEK, ATTICA, Athens. Circa 454-404 BC. AR Tetradrachm108 views(24mm, 17.20 g, 2h).
Helmeted head of Athena right, with frontal eye / Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and crescent behind; all within incuse square. Kroll 8; HGC 4, 1597. Good VF, toned. Attractive early style.

This tetradrachm belongs among the earlier period of the “frontal eye” issues of the mid-late 5th century. The palmette is still delicate, as is the general style of the owl, and the incuse is rather deep and abruptly transitions to the flat surface.
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Greek, Seleukos I Nikator (?) on Sophytes Drachm, Baktria228 viewsThe portrait on the obverse of this coin is may be that of Seleukos I Nikator. It appears that Sophytes submitted to Seleukos I during the latter’s eastern anabasis in 306-305 BC and was appointed to the position of Satrap of Baktria. Following the incorporation of Baktria into the Seleukid Empire, the Seleukid administration appears to have sponsored Greek migration into the territory from Asia Minor. The increased demand for coinage would explain the successive emissions of owl, eagle and cock coinage, which culminated in the issue of the epigraphic Sophytes cock emission. The inspiration for the obverse was probably the Hero/Trophy issue of Susa, which commenced ca 301 BC. The frontal profile and features of the portrait on the obverse of Sophytes issues bear a resemblance to the portrait of Seleukos on the later coinage of Philetairos of Pergamon. On allying himself with Seleukos, Philetairos issued coinage bearing the portrait of Seleukos on the obverse the name of Philetairos on a distinctive non-Seleukid reverse. The parallels between the documented circumstances and coinage of Philetairos with the earlier undocumented history and coinage of Sopytes are apparent and suggestive of the circumstances under which Sophytes came to issue coinage bearing his name in Seleukid Baktria.

With growing power and provincial wealth following a decade of Greek immigration to the province, it is possible that Sophytes determined to move on a more independent path and issued coinage in his name, but bearing the image of Seleukos, in anticipation that the latter would pacify any concern that Seleukos may have with the approach. However, the latter strategy appears to have failed and Sophytes rapidly disappears from the scene and numismatic record. This action of Sophytes may have been the trigger for Seleukos to declare Antiochos co-regent and satrap of the eastern provinces. With this appointment, Antiochos was dispatched to Baktria and set about expanding the Seleukid administration and development of the province, including the establishment of Seleukid royal mints at Baktra and Ai Khanoum, commencing around 294 BC.
Lloyd T
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Greek, Syria, Seleukia and Piereia, Balanea Leucas, pseudo-autonomous, Lindgren & Kovacs 2178 (plate coin)73 viewsAE 16, 3.3g
struck 2nd century AD
obv. LEVKADIE - WN
Nike stg. l., holding palm-branch and wreath
rev. XRYSOROAC - KLAVDIEW - N
Upper part of body of river-god Chrysoroas, looking frontal, left hand raised
ref. RPCI 4465B var. (different legend); SNG Copenhagen 303; Lindgren-Kovacs 2178 (this coin!)
about VF

Chrysoroas (the golden river), today Jerash river.
Jochen
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Hadrian RIC II, 70345 viewsHadrian AD 117138
AR - Denar, 3.6g, 18.5mm
Rome AD 134-138
obv. HADRIANVS - AVG COS III PP
head laureate, r.
rev. ITA - LIA
Italia, draped, standing frontal. head l., holding vertical sceptre and
cornucopiae
RIC II, 703; C.867; BMC 850
good EF, about mint state

Belongs to Hadrian's famous 'Travel series'
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Helena RIC VIII, Constantinopolis 3332 viewsHelena, AD 248-328, mother of Constantine I the Great
AE - AE 4, 1.56g, 16.92
Constantinopolis 5th officina, AD 330(?)
obv. FL IVL HE - LENAE AVG
bust with ornamential mantle and necklace, hair elaborate dressed
rev. PAX PV - BLICA
Pax standing frontal, head r., holding branch and transverse sceptre
in ex. CONS Epsilon
RIC VIII, Constantinopolis 33; C.4; Gerin 2; LRBC 1046
Scarce, nice VF

Helena with 'anablepein', staring to heaven
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hhj8.26.01.2614 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTP(ON), eagle standing frontal on wreath, head to right.
22 mm, 8.05 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.1.26
Charles M
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hhj8.26.06.048 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, radiate draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: VΠ ΝΟΒΙΟV ΡΟV-Φ-ΟV Ν-ΙΚΟΠΟΛIΤΩΝ ΠΡ, in left field, OC/ΙC, in right field, TP/ON. Serapis wearing kalanthos standing frontal, holding scepter transversely in left arm and raising right hand in greeting.
27 mm, 12.91 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.6.4
Charles M
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hhj8.26.10.045 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOCIC, in left field, TP, in right field, ON, Hermes nude, standing frontal, head left, with chlamys over left shoulder and caduceus in left arm, purse in right hand.
26 mm, 12.50 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.10.4
Charles M
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hhj8.26.10.063 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP [ANTΩNINOC], laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON, Hermes nude, standing frontal, head left, with chlamys over left shoulder and caduceus in left arm, purse in right hand.
13 mm, 2.97 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.10.6
Charles M
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hhj8.26.10.06_22 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN [ΠPOC IC]TPON, Hermes nude, standing frontal, head left, with chlamys over left shoulder and caduceus in left arm, purse in right hand.
19 mm, 2.40 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.10.6
Charles M
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hhj8.26.20.035 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVP ANTΩNEINOC, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC IC →TPΩ, Asklepios in himation, standing frontal, head left, serpent entwined staff in right hand, left arm draped with hand on hip.
24 mm, 10.48 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.20.3
Charles M
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hhj8.26.20.0511 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON;, Asklepios in himation, standing frontal, head left, serpent entwined staff in hand, left arm draped with hand on hip.
24 mm, 10.48 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.20.5
Charles M
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hhj8.26.20.05var9 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: [AVT K M AVPH] ANTΩNEINOC, laureate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON;, Asklepios in himation, standing frontal, head left, serpent entwined staff in hand, left arm draped with hand on hip.
26 mm, 10.00 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.20.5 variant (bust type)
Charles M
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hhj8.26.20.05_21 viewsElagabalus
Nicopolis

Obv: AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON;, Asklepios in himation, standing frontal, head left, serpent entwined staff in hand, left arm draped with hand on hip.
24 mm, 8.38 gms

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Nicopolis

Obv: AVT M AVP ANTΩNINOC, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev:VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOV NIKO[ΠOΛITΩN Π]POC I →CTPΩ, Asklepios in himation, standing frontal, head left, serpent entwined staff in right hand, left arm draped with hand on hip.
28 mm, 13.20 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.20.8
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Nicopolis

Obv: AV K M AVPH ANTΩNINOC, radiate draped cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON (from upper right), Asklepios in himation, standing frontal, head left, serpent entwined staff in hand, left arm draped with hand on hip.
20 mm, 5.29 gms

Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov 8.26.20.16
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Honorius RIC X, Arcadius 24165 viewsHonorius, AD 393-423, son of Theodosius I
AV - Solidus, 4.47g, 21mm
Constantinopolis 7. officina, 402 - ca. 403
obv. DN HONORI - VS PF AVG
cuirassed bust, laureate, helmeted and pearl-diademed
head 3/4 r., with spear across r. shoulder and shield with
horseman spearing enemy at l. shoulder
rev. CONCORDI - A AVGGG
Constantinopolis sitting frontal, head r., with r. foot on prora,
holding sceptre in l. hand and in r. hand globe with Victory
holding wreath
field: l. star, r. reversed Z
exergue: CONOB
RIC X, Arcadius 24; C.3
R2; EF
added to www.wildwinds.com
PRORA, prow, is the symbol for Constantinopolis, as a city with access to the sea in contrast to Rome
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II-TRAIANUS -a - Denar WOYTEK 012323 viewsAv) IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM
Laureate head right

Rv) PM TRP COS IIII PP
Victoria standing frontale, head left, holding wearth and palm branch

Weight: 3,3g; Ø: 18mm; Reference: RIC II/59; WOYTEK page 248/Nr: 123; ROME mint struck ca.102 A.D.
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II-TRAIANUS -a - Denar WOYTEK 039626 viewsAv) IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS VI PP
Laureate bust with drapea on left shoulder right

Rv) SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Exergue: ARAB ADQ
Arabia standing frontale,head left, holding brach and in other hand parts of plants (calamus oderatus ?), at the left appears a dromedar, half hidden by Arabia

Weight:3,0g; Ø: 19mm; Reference: RIC II/245; WOYTEK page 390/Nr.:396; ROME mint struck 112-113 A.D.
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Ionia, Ephesos, Gallienus, SNG Copenhagen 51427 viewsGallienus, AD 253-268
AE 28
obv. AVT PO LIK GALLIHNOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. EFECI[WN?] D - NEWKORWN
Artemis, wearing a short hunting dress and boots, stg. frontal, head r., holding
bow in l. hand and reaching with r. hand to quiver over her r. shoulder.
Left beside her a leaved branched tree, one branch reaching behind her to her l.
shoulder.
SNG Copenhagen 514
about EF, dark-green patina

The garment which Artemis here is wearing I have never found on my other coins:
(1) She seems to wear very high boots reaching over her knees
(2) Her hunting skirt seems to have aprons hanging down over her thighs
(3) Her belly seems to be protected by a belly bandage
(4) This bandage seems to be held by two straps over her shoulders.

This garment no longer is the beautiful often coquettish clothing of a young lady but rather the garment of a workman.
Jochen
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Ionia, Kolophon, SNG von Aulock 199938 viewsKolophon, c.480-450 BC
AE 6 (Tetartemorion), 0.2g, 6.22mm, 0°
obv. archaic portrait of Apollo Klarios, frontal
rev. rectangular incus with monogram TE (for Tetartemorion)
ref. SNG von Aulock 1999; SNG Kayhan 356; Rosen 567; Milne Colophon 7
VF, slight roughness

For more information about Apollo Klarios look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
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Ionia, Smyrna, Antoninus Pius, BMC 34234 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 35, 25.20g, 34.91mm, 0°
struck under strategos Theudianos, c.147 AD
obv. [AV KAI T]I AI.ADRI - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head l.
rev. QEV[DIANOC] CTRA [ANEQHKE] CMYR - NAIOIC
Hippodameia, in long garment and veiled, stg. r., with l. hand lifting garment from her breast, with r. hand holding r.
hand of Pelops, who nude stg. frontal, ead turned l. and resting with raised l. hand on sceptre; both in slow Biga r.
in upper r. field PELO[PS]
ref. Klose series A (Sechser), 9; BMC Ionia, 342; SNG von Aulock 2213
scarce, F, stripped

The rev. legend is a standard formula meaning: The strategos Theudianos has this dedicated to the inhabitants of Smyrna.
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Ionia, Smyrna, Gordian III SNG von Aulock 223051 viewsGordian III AD 238-244
AE 21, 5.69g
(without name of magistrate)
obv. A KM ANT - GORDIANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. CMVRNAIWN.G - NEWKORWN
Herakles, nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding club and lion-skin in l. arm, pouring from kantharos with r. hand
SNG von Aulock 2230; SNG München 3244; SNG Copenhagen 1397 (rev.); BMC Ionia, 445
rare, about VF/VF, oliv-green patina

Herakles with attributes of Dionysos! For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
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Italy- Rome- The Arch of Constantine The Great and view of the arches26 viewsArch of Constantine
Rome, Italy
AD 306-337

Constantine's Arch

Immediately after the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, Constantine erected a great triple-passageway arch in the shadow of the Coliseum to commemorate his victory over Maxentius. The arch was the largest to be erected in the capital since the end of the Severan dynasty nearly a century before, but the achievement is less impressive when it is revealed that much of the sculptural program of the arch was taken from earlier monuments of Trajan, Hadrian, and Marcus Aurelius, and that the columns and other architectural
members also date to an earlier era. The second-century reliefs were, however, refashioned to honor Constantine by recutting the heads of the earlier emperors with the features of the new ruler and by adding labels to the old reliefs.

The reuse of second-century sculptures by the Constantinian artists has frequently been cited as evidence of a decline in creativity and technical skill in the waning years of the pagan Roman Empire. While such a judgment is in large part deserved, it ignores the fact that the reused sculptures were carefully selected in order to associate Constantine with the "good emperors" of the second century.

Details of the arch:

The eight sculptures above the side arches depicting hunting scenes and sacrifices date from the time of Hadrian (117-138) and the portrait of Hadrian have been replaced by those of Constantine and Licinius.


The figures of prisoners on the architraves above the columns date from the time of Trajan (98-117)


as do the two reliefs on the narrow sides of the attic story and those inside the main arch;


the eight reliefs on the long sides of the attic storey showing scenes of war and triumphs date from the time of Marcus Aurelius (161-180).
However, the long and narrow friezes that run right round the arch are of Constantine's time and differ from the others in artistic concept. They portray various episodes in the Emperor's campaign against Maxentius; they no longer obey realistic rules of perspective, but the figures are frontally placed and their dimensions are dictated by their position in the hierarchy; the Emperor stands out from the rest because of his much larger size.
John Schou
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IV-CLAUDIUS-b - 001 AE19 CADI - Sgl Aulock: 368523 viewsAv) KΛAYΔIOC KAICAP
Laureate head right

Rv) ΔHMHTPIOY APTEMA
In field : lKAΔO HNΩN
Zeus Laodikaios standing frontal, looking left, holding sceptre in right hand eagle

Weight: 4,9g; Ø: 19mm; Reference: Sgl Aulock: 3685; compare SEAR: 456
Mint: PHRYGIA // CADI
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Jesus Christ, Pantocrator45 viewsThe iconic image of Christ Pantocrator (Christ, Ruler of All) was one of the first images of Christ developed in the Early Christian Church and remains a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church. In the half-length image, Christ holds the New Testament in his left hand and blesses with his right.

The oldest known surviving example of the icon of Christ Pantocrator was painted in encaustic on panel in the sixth or seventh century, and survived the period of destruction of images during the Iconoclastic Disputes that racked the Eastern church, 726 A.D. to 815 A.D. and 813 A.D. to 843A.D., by being preserved in the remote desert of the Sinai, in Saint Catherine's Monastery. The gessoed panel, finely painted using a wax medium on a wooden panel, had been coarsely overpainted around the face and hands at some time around the thirteenth century. It was only when the overpainting was cleaned in 1962 that the ancient image was revealed to be a very high quality icon, probably produced in Constantinople (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christ_Pantocrator).

The Christ Pantocrator Icon at St. Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai

In 544 AD, a cloth bearing an image of Jesus was discovered hidden above a gate in Edessa's city walls. Six years later, an icon was produced at St. Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai.
(See: http://www.shroudofturin4journalists.com/history.htm)

There are startling similarities between the icon and the image we see on the Shroud of Turin. There are, perhaps, too many similarities for it to be a mere coincidence.

The general placement of facial features including eyes, nose and mouth. In fact, when a transparency of the Shroud face is superimposed over the icon, there are no significant variations.

The hair on the left side (your right) falls on the shoulder and swoops outward. The hair on the other side is shorter.

The eyes are very large.

The nose is particularly thin and long. The face is gaunt.

There is a gap in the beard below a concentration of facial hair that is just below the lower lip.

The neck is particularly long.

It is particularly interesting to note that starting about this time a dramatic change took place in the way Jesus was portrayed on coins, icons, frescoes and mosaics. Before this time, Jesus was usually portrayed in storybook settings such as a young shepherd or modeled after the Greek Apollo.

After the discovery of the Edessa Cloth, images of Jesus were suddenly full-frontal facial images.

The story of the Shroud of Turin is fascinating. It began, for me, ironically when I thought the "story" had finally been laid to rest. Carbon 14 dating conducted in 1988 had just proved that the Shroud was medieval. Along with most, I accepted these results--the fact that two of my former Alma Maters (The University of Arizona and Oxford University) were involved in the testing lent a comfortable sense of closure (to give them their due, scientists from the Institut für Mittelenergiephysik in Zurich, Columbia University, and the British Museum were also involved in the tests). I was re-engaged by the Shroud story in 2005 when an article in the scholarly, peer-reviewed scientific journal Thermochimica Acta by an equally eminent scientist, Raymond N. Rogers, of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, subverted the 1988 tests. Very briefly, the sample cut from the Shroud in 1988 was shown not to be valid. In fact, the article noted, the Shroud was much older than the carbon 14 tests suggested. Curiouser and curiouser. . . and I'll leave the story at this juncture. If you are interested, see the following site:
http://www.shroudofturin4journalists.com/pantocrator.htm

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
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Julian I of Pannonia RIC V, 5117 viewsJulian I of Pannonia, usurper 283-284
AE - Antoninianus, 3.48g, 21.43mm,
Siscia, 1st officina AD 283
obv. DN C M AVR IVLIANVS PF AVG
bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. VICT - ORIA AVG
Victoria standing frontal, head l., holding wreath and palmbranch
in field: S - A
in exergue XXI
RIC V/2, 5; C.8
R3; good VF

The coins of Julian I of Pannonia are generally rare!
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Justinian I - Rome101 viewsJustinian I (527-565). Æ denarius (9 mm, 0.63 g), Rome mint c. 537-546. Obverse: (I)VSTINI-ANVS, diademed bust right. Reverse: Latin version of Justinian's monogram within wreath. Undescribed, similar to MIBE 94 (Rome); Sear 340 (uncertain mint).

I have not found an earlier description of this monogram. It is similar to MIBE 94, which has the same form except that the S is placed below instead of above. The monogram is also similar to those of Athalaric and Theodahad on 2½ nummi minted in Rome 526-536. This type of "A" in the monogram is not found on coins from Ravenna. The byzantine army lead by Belisarius entered Rome in December 536 unopposed by the Ostrogoths. Rome was later besieged and occupied by Baduila in 546 and again reoccupied by Belisarius in 547. In addition, the frontal bust was introduced on Italian copper coins in the late 540s. These facts combined suggest that this coin was minted in Rome during the period from about 537 to 546. Hahn suggests that MIBE 94 belongs to the mid-540s.
Jan (jbc)
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Kavād (Kavādh) I 499 - 531 A.D.)46 viewsAR Drachm
Second Reign
O: Bust right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent, two ribbons, and korymbos set on crescent, ribbons and crescents on shoulders; star behind head.
R: ire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; RY to left, mint signature to right; star and crescent flanking flames.
BYŠ (Bīshāpūr) Mint,  Dated RY 37 (AD 525/6)
28mm
3.54g
SNS type Ic/1b; Sunrise
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Khusro II AR Drachm. 19 viewsKhusro II AR Drachm.
Bust right, wearing mural crown with frontal crescent, two wings, and star-in-crescent, ribbons and crescents on shoulders; monogram behind head, stars flanking crown, double border, star-in-crescents in margin.

Fire altar with ribbons; flanked by two attendants; date in Pahlavi to left, mint to right.
SK (SISTAN, Zarang) mint, dated RY 37 (AD 628).

Göbl II/3, Pl. no. 212. 4.14g, 33mm, 2h.Extremely Fine.
Paul R3
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Kidarite Principality of the Kota Kula in the Punjab: Anonymous (ca. 360-460 CE) AE Unit (ACR-1282var; MACW-3683)42 viewsObv: Brahmi legend kota with a crescent on each side, dots above the left crescent, dotted border around
Rev: Frontal facing Shiva standing in front of bull with is standing to the left; dotted border around


SpongeBob
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KINGDOM OF ELYMAIS , Orodes IV., AE (3.1 g.), 1st-2nd century AD26 viewsObv. frontal ruler's bust.
Rev .: Bust of Artemis with radiate wreath n. L. Behind it an anchor.
Reference: Van't Haaff 17.2.1-1.
3.1 grams
Canaan
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KINGS of PAEONIA. Patraos. (Circa 335-315 BC)25 viewsAR Tetradrachm

23.5mm, 12.78 g

Astibos or Damastion mint.

Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo right

Reverse: Warrior on horse rearing right, thrusting spear held in his right hand at enemy below who defends with shield on his left arm. ΠΑΤΡΑΟΥ (PATRAOS)

Paeonian Hoard 479 (same dies); Peykov E2160 (same obv. die as illustration); NRBM Paeonia 40 (same obv. die); HGC 3, 148.

Phiip II of Macedon (359-336 BC) reduced the Paeonian kingdom to a semi-autonomous, subordinate status, which led to a process of gradual and formal Hellenization of the Paeonians, who, during Philip's reign, began to issue coins with Greek legends like the Macedonian ones. Paeonia was most likely still a subordinated kingdom at the beginning of Patraos' reign (340/35 - 315 BC), and at the time of Alexander’s Eastern campaign, the Paeonians were part of the Macedonian army with their light cavalry. In fact, at the battle of Gaugamela (331 BC), Ariston, the leader of the Paeonian cavalry and possibly the brother off Patraos was especially distinguishable, defeating Satropates, the commander of the Persian horseman. It is this victory that was likely the inspiration for the reverse iconography of Patraos tetradrachms.

Interestingly, though, on most of the coins the "Persian" horseman is represented as defending himself with a Macedonian shield, the appearance of which, obviously contains a certain message. There is no direct historical explanation, but the literary sources reveal that after the death of Alexander of Macedon in 323 BC, Antipater was positioned in Europe, being appointed strategus autocrator in charge of all Macedonians, Hellenes, Illyrians, Triballi, Agrianes and the people of Epirus. Notably, the Paeonians are not mentioned in this list, probably because Paeonia had regained its autonomy. Thus, the insertion of the Macedonian shield on the reverse was likely announcing the liberation of Paeonia from Macedonian sovereignty.

With regard to the coin iconography, it is notable that the cult of Apollo was predominant on Paeonian coins. Hesiod identified Paeon as an individual deity: "Unless Phoebus Apollo should save him from death, or Paean himself who knows the remedies for all things." In time, Paeon (more usually spelled Paean) became an epithet of Apollo, in his capacity as a god capable of bringing disease and therefore propitiated as a god of healing.

As discussed by Wayne Sayles in "Ancient Coin Collecting III, Numismatic Art of the Greek World," the obverse of this coin is minted in archaizing style, "with the frontal almond eye common to the art of a century earlier." This type was produced with both the archaic eye and the modern profile eye. "The contrast is not one of stylistic transition, but rather of artistic intention. In fact, the archaizing version seems to have been issued toward the end of the series."
Nathan P
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L. Hostilius Saserna, Crawford 448/333 viewsRoman Republic, L. Hostilius Saserna, gens Hostilia
AR - Denarius, 3.38g, 18.7mm, 35°
Rome, 48 BC
obv. Bare head of Pallor, with dishavelled hair, falling down, behind a wind instrument
rev. Cult statue of Diana Ephesus, stg. frontal, laureate, long hair falling down over her
shoulders, long floating garment, resting with raised l, hand on spear and holding with r.
hand stag, stg. l., at antlers
in l. field SASERNA in a curve upward, r. L.HOSTILIVS downward
ref.: Crawford 448/3; Sydenham 953; Hostilia 4; Sear Imperators 19; BMCRR Rome 3996;
SRCV I, 419; Kestner 3541
scarce, well centered, toned, some flat areas
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

The rev. of this coin refers to the conquest of Massilia (Marseille) by Julius Caesar 1 year before at the begin of his war against Pompeius after a siege and a naval battle. Artemis Ephesia was particularly worshipped in Massilia, an ancient Greek foundation, and had its own temple.

The obv. is disputed. Today you often can read that the depicted portraits of the Hostilius coins represent Gallia and Vercingetorix. But that the Romans put on the obv. of their coins the portrait of their enemies would be very unusual. I went into the matter and actually these designations came into vogue not before the end of the 19th century, and of cause in France, when the French national sentiment was at its height. And naturally coins with the name of Vercingetorix are selling much better than without, especially today in the time of Asterix.
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L. Titurius L. f. Sabinus, Crawford 244/2b18 viewsL. Titurius L. f. Sabinus, gens Tituria
AR - denarius, 3.86g, 19mm
Rome, 89 BC
obv. SABIN
Head of king Titus Tatius, bearded, r.; below chin palmbranch
rev. Tarpeia, with loose hair, stg. frontal, buried to waist in shields, warding off two soldiers who cast shield
at her.
in ex. L.TITVRI
ref. Crawford 244/2b; Sydenham 699; Tuturia 4
VF/about VF, nice cabinet toning

For more information please look at the article in 'Mythological interesting coins', coming soon
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Licinius II, RIC VII, Antiochia 2921 viewsLicinius II, Caesar AD 317-324, son of Licinius I
AE - Follis, 3.58g
Antiochia, 4th officina, AD 317-320
obv. DN VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C
Bust, in imperial mantle, laureate, l., holding mappa in r. hand and sceptre on
globe in l. hand
rev. IOVI CONS - ERVATORI CAESS
Jupiter, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, head l., holding in his r.
hand globe with Victory holding wreath and resting with l. hand on sceptre;
left before him ducked captive, bearded and wearing pointed hat, advancing l.
Delta in r. field
SMANT in ex.
RIC VII, Antiochia 29; C.32
Scarce, good VF, nice green patina
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Lycaonia, Savatra, Antoninus Pius, SNG von Aulock 540623 viewsAntoninus Pius, AD 138-161
AE 28, 9.57g
obv. AVT KAIC ADR - ANTWNINOC - CE
Head, laureate, r.
rev. CAOV - TREWN
Bearded Lake-God, nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding in lowered r. hand grain-ears and
resting with raised l. hand on long reed; on his r. side another smaller plant, on his l. side
a fish l.
ref. SNG von Aulock 5406; Aulock Lykaonien 166; SNG Copenhagen 16; SNG Paris 2330;
Rec.Gen. 4797
rare, F+/about VF, brown-green patina

The lake is probably not the Lake Tatta but the lake near Obroklu.
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Lydia, Sardeis, pseudo-autonomous, BMC 3616 viewsAE 17, 5.33g, 45°
struck under magistrat HRAIOC, 2nd-1st century BC
obv. (anepigraphic)
Youthful bust of Herakles, laureate, r., with lion-skin around neck
rev. SARDIANWN / HRAIOC (from r. to l., both from top to bottom)
Apollo, nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding laurel-twig in lowered l. hand and
raven in outstretched r. hand; all in laurel-wreath
in upper l. field AVE as monogram
ref. BMC 36; SNG Copenhagen 493; cf. SNG von Aulock 3132 (without magistrate's name); cf. Lafaille510 var.
(magistrate's name)
about EF, brown patina
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Lydia, Sardeis, pseudo-autonomous, SNG Copenhagen 513 var.18 viewsAE 19, 3.23g, 18.96mm, 180°
struck 2nd-3rd century AD
obv. CAR - DIC
Bust of Tyche Sardis, draped and veiled, wearing mural crown, r.
rev. CARDIANWN. - .B.NEWKORWN
Cult statue of Kore, wearing polos, stg. frontal, surmounted by star and crescent; grain-ears l., poppy r.
ref. SNG Copenhagen 513 var.; SNG von Aulock 3141 var (both without grain-ears and poppy); Paris 1971, 405
rare variant, VF, black-green patina
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Lydia, Thyateira, Commodus, BMC 8716 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 23, 6.01g, 22.83mm, 0°
obv. AV KO - MODO[C]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from rear, laureate, r.
c/m Howgego 93 (circular incus with head r.)
rev. [QV]ATE[I - RH] / NWN
Eagle with open wings, stg. frontal, head l.
ref. SNG Copenhagen 602; SNG Tübingen 3855; SNG von Aulock 3220; BMC 87
F+, blue-greenish patina
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, Domitian, AMNG 7721 viewsDomitian, AD 81-96
AE 21, 5.72g, 20.44mm, 330°
obv. AVT KAICAR - DOMITIANOC
Head, laureate, r.
rev. AMFIP - OLITWN
Artemis Tauropolos, in long garment and with kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in r. hand
long torch and in lowered l. hand branch; r. beside her a great decorated round-shield set on ground.
Ref.: AMNG III, 77; BMC 94; SNG ANS 178; SNG Copenhagen 100
F+/about VF, dark green patina

Without naming her the standing Artemis Tauropolos occurs on AMNG Nr.77, 79, 82, 84, 89 without crescent,
where Nr.77 and 79 add a shield to the goddess, and Nr.82 and 84 give her a mural crown instead a
kalathos (Gaebler)
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Macedonia, Amphipolis, Tiberius, AMNG 7344 viewsTiberius, AD 14-37
AE 22, 8.05g
obv. TI KAISAR SE - BASTOS (beginning lower right, to read upwards)
rev. AMFIPOLITWN (lower l. and r.)
Artemis Tauropolos in long clothes sitting frontal and looking r., abdomen
slightly turned r., on a bull, leaping r. with head turned frontal, raising with
both hands a corner of her garment above the head so that it is inflated
arched. (Description by Gaebler, AMNG III!)
AMNG III, 73 (1 ex., Berlin); BMC 80; SNG ANS 169; RPC 1632; SGI 259
Very rare, about VF, nice green patina, bold portrait

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
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Macedonia, Thessalonica, Julia Domna, AMNG 5270 viewsJulia Domna, AD 198-217, wife of Septimius Severus
AE 24
obv. IOVLIA - DOMNA CE
bust, draped, r.
rev. QECCA - LONI - KEWN
distyle aedicula with gabled roof within kabeiros stg. frontal, head l., wearing
short chiton and chlamys, hanging down before and behind him, holding
hammer in raised l. hand and in r. hand rhyton, which is shaped as four-footed
animal.
AMNG III, 52 (1 ex., London); not in Touratsoglou
very rare, VF
added to www.wildwinds.com

The rhyton with the four-footed animal is known as animal protomen rhyton. It could be eventually a pegasos rhyton as on Touratsoglou 326, VIB/3.
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Macedonia, Thessalonica, SNG Copenhagen 38752 viewsAE 20, 6g
struck 1st century (time of the Flavians)
obv. THECCALONIKH (beginning above r.)
bust of Tyche, draped and veiled, turreted, r.
rev. KAB - EIROC (beginning above r.)
Cabeiros, in working clothes and with Phrygean cap, stg. frontal, head l.,
holding hammer in raised l. hand and rhyton in r. hand
AMNG III, 36; SNG Copenhagen 387
rare, about VF, nice green patina

Rhyton is a drinking vessel in the shape of horn or an animal.

For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
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Macrinus, Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum, AE2620 viewsAD 217-218
11.12 grams
Obv: AVT K M OPELL CEV MAKPEINOC, Bust, cuirassed with scale armor, seen from behind, laureate, r.
Rev: VP CTA LONGINOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC I, Apollo, nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding bow vertically in l. arm and laurel branch in extended r. hand
Varbanov 3435
Purchased on eBay
NGC XF Strike: 4/5 Surface: 3/5; lt. smoothing
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Magnia Urbica RIC V, 34521 viewsMagnia Urbica, AD 283-285, Augusta, wife of Carinus
AE - Antoninianus, 4.67g, 180°
Ticinum AD 283, 2nd officina
obv. MAGNIA VRBICA AVG
Bust, draped in trabea and wearing stephane, on crescent, r.
rev. VENVS CELEST.
Venus in long double chiton and mantle stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and
holding in extended r. hand apple
in ex. SXXI
ref. RIC V/2, 345, pl. VIII, 4; C.9
rare (R1), about EF
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Marcus Aurelius RIC III, 16369 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161 - 180
AR - Denar, 3.53g, 18.1mm
Rome summer - Dec 168
obv. M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX
laureate head r.
rev. TRP XX IMP IIII COS III
Victory standing frontal, head r., holding palmbranch
in r. hand and hangig with l. hand shield described with
VIC PAR on palmtree
RIC III, 163; C.878
EF, rare in this condition

This issue celebrates the victory AD 162 of Lucius Verus and his general Avitus Cassius in the Parthian war. So Rome was able to put his man on the Armenian throne.
Jochen
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MARKET, NERO, (Macellum Magnum)189 viewsOrichalchum dupondius (14.5g, 31mm, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 65.
NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P laureate head of Nero facing left
M(AC) AVG / S C Frontal view of a building with a domed central section and
approached by steps, flanked by two-storied wings of unequal height, with porticoes adorned with guirlandes; above the steps, in the centre, a statue of a standing male figure holding a long sceptre.
RIC 402 (common); BMC 336; Cohen 129; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 67:59

This type was issued upon the completion of the restoration of the Great Provision Market on Caelium Hill in A.D. 59: the Macellum Augusti, also known as the Macellum Magnum. It was built by Augustus and restored by Nero. Part of it was later transformed to church S. Stefano Rotundo by Pope Simplicius.
3 commentsCharles S
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Mesopotamia, Hatra, SNG Copenhagen 23258 viewsAE 23
struck beginn - mid of 2nd century AD
obv. HTR DSMS (= Hatra of Shamash, city name in Aramaic)
Bust of Shamash, draped, radiate, r.
rev. big turned down SC, above eagle with opened wings stg. frontal, head l., all in laurel-wreath.
SNG Copenhagen 232; Slocum series 1, Walker type A
about VF, thick dark green patina

Hatra was an independent kingdom between Parthia and the Roman Syria. This coin is said to have been struck after the unsuccessfull siege by Trajan AD 117. The eagle above the turned down SC then is the symbol of this victory and not an error of the die-cutter.
Jochen
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Messembria, Thrace56 viewsSilber, Diobol, ca. 450-350 v.Ch
Vs: Frontaler korinthischer Helm
Rs: M-E-T-A in vierspeichigem Rad umgeben von Strahlenkranz
Erhaltung: Raue Oberfläche, sonst fast vorzüglich
1,19 gr, 12 mm
SNG Cop 652 f.; Barclay V. Head, Historia Numorum, S.2387
The Helmet is a Symbol of the sun-god Ares; the radiate wheel is also the midday sun (cf. the meaning of Messembria). _6545
Antonivs Protti
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Moesia inferior, Dionysopolis, Commodus, Jekov 3.449 viewsCommodus, AD 177- 192
AE 20, 5.24g
obv. AVT KAIC AVRH - KOMODOC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. DIONVCOP - OLEITW - N
Female figure (Demeter?), in long clothes, stg. frontal, head l., holding long staff with
several rings in her raised r. hand and in l. arm vase from which water flows into the P
of the legend
Gamma in l. field (for triassarion)
Not in AMNG; Jekov 3.4; Varbanov (engl.) 448 (cites in error AMNG 374); Moushmov 87
very rare, about VF

The long staff looks a bit like a water pipe with clamps. In any case an interesting coin!
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Dionysopolis, Septimius Severus, Jekov 1.152 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27 (Pentassarion), 8.93g
obv. AY K L CEP - CEYHRO
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. DIONYCO - P - OLEITWN
Dionysos, in short chiton and with boots, standing frontal, head l., holding thyrsos in l. hand and
pouring out of kantharos in r. hand. On the left side at his feet a panther
looking up to him, raising his r. fore-foot
E in r. field
AMNG I/1, 375 var. (different legend break on rev.); Jekov 1.1; Varbanov (engl.) 467; Moushmov 90
about VF/good VF, dark black-green patina, nice details on rev.
added to www.wildwinds.com

No. 375 is the only type listed in AMNG for Septimius Severus from Dionysopolis but has a different rev. legend break
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Moesia Inferior, Dionysopolis, Severus Alexander, Jekov 166 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 26
obv. AVT KM [AVR] - ALEZANDROC
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. DIONVCOP - OLEITWN
The Great God, in himation and wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head r., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and sacrifying with outstretched r. hand from patera over
lightened altar on l. side
AMNG I/1, 381; Jekov no.1; Varbanov (engl.) 502; BMC 1; SGI 3267
about VF, obv. legend incomplete

The rev. shows that the Great God of Odessos was warshipped in the nearby cities too!
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Kallatis, pseudo-autonomous, Ruzicka 296b22 viewsAE 19, 3.36g
obv. KTIC - TC
Bearded head of Herakles l.
rev. Hermes, clothed and wearing hat, std. frontal, head l., with crossed legs on ram,
leaping l., holding winged staff in l. arm and purse in extended r. hand.
in ex. KALLATI / ANWN
Ref.: Ruzicka, Inedita aus Moesia inferior, 296b (same dies); not in AMNG
very rare, VF, nearly black patina

Thanks to C.Rhodes for attribution!
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 10. Commodus, HrJ (2014) 6.10.38.01100 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 22, 4.96g, 21.79mm, 45°
obv. AV KL AVR - KOMODOC
bust, bearded, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIANOP - OLEITWN
Tyche Euposia, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l.
arm and rudder in r. Hand; the small faintly-drawn baby Ploutos in the crook of Tyche's left arm
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 541 corr. (2 ex., St.Petersburg, Mionnet)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 709
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No.6.10.38.1
d) RPC IV online temp. no. 4320
VF+, exceptional portrait of Commodus

The obv. of Pick's coin was worn. So he hasn't seen the laurel-wreath. Thanks to archivum for pointing us to Plutos!
2 commentsJochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 10. Commodus, HrJ (2014) 6.10.38.02 6 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 22, 5.86g, 22.06mm, 15°
obv. AV.K.L.AVR - KOMODOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIANOP - O - LEITWN
Tyche Euposia in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae
and in extended r. hand rudder; on lower part of the cornucopiae infant Ploutos is seated l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 541 var. (different legend break on rev., Ploutos not mentioned!)
b) Varbanov 709 (same dies, Ploutos not mentioned)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) 6.10.38.2
d) not in Pfeiffer (2014)
scarce, F/F+, corroded
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 10. Commodus, HrJ (2014) 6.10.38.03 #1 (plate coin)43 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 22, 5.84g, 22.13g, 0°
obv. AV K.L.AVR. - KOMODOC
bust, bearded, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIANO - P - OLEITWN
Tyche Euposia, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos (or mural crown?), stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l.
arm and rudder in r. hand; the small faintly-drawn baby Ploutos in the crook of Tyche's left arm
ref. a) cf. AMNG I/1, 541 (different legend break on rev.)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 709
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.10.38.3 (plate coin)
VF, nice green Patina

Thanks to archivum for pointing us to Plutos!
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 10. Commodus, HrJ (2014) 6.10.38.03 #211 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 24, 5.35g, 24.43mm, 330°
obv. AV.K.L.AVR - KOMODOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIANO - POLEITWN
Tyche Euposia in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder; on lower part of the cornucopiae infant Ploutos is seated l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 541 var. (different legend break on rev., Ploutos not mentioned!)
b) Varbanov 709 (same dies, Ploutos not mentioned)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) 6.10.38.3 #2
d) Pfeiffer (2013) 6 var. (has only POLEITW without N, but probably a blocked die)
about VF, nice green patina
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) 6.14.01.17 (plate coin)27 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 9.26g, 26.92mm, 45°
struck under governor Julius Faustinianus
obv. AV KL CEP - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. V I FAVCTINIANOV - MARKIANOPOL[ITW]
Eagle with closed wings, stg. frontal on thunderbolt , head r., holding wreath in beak
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 577 (1 ex., München)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.14.1.17 (plate coin)
VF, glossy black-green patina

Severus with nice corkscrew beard.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) 6.14.08.09 (plate coin)80 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 10.15g, 28.13mm, 210°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV KL CEP - [CEVHROC P]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
re v. V AV GALLOV MAR - K - ANOPOLITW
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. frontal. head l., holding kantharos in lowered r. hand
and resting with raised l. hand on ribboned thyrsos
ref. a) AMNG 556 var. (pl. XVI, 26 shows clearly MAR - K - IANOPOLITW with I)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 744 var. (= AMNG 556)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.14.8.9 (plate coin)
d) not in Pfeiffer
very rare, F+/about VF, black-green patina, patina damage on obv.

Here obviously the upper end of the thyrsos is used as the missing I.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) 6.14.36.01 #1 (plate coin)53 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 11.7g, 28.36mm, 45°
struck under governor Iulius Faustinianus
obv. AV K CEPT[I] - CEVHROC P (HR ligate)
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. V I FAVSTINIANO - V MARKIANOPOLI / TWN
Homonoia, in long clothes and with kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae and patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 569 var. (has AV KL CEPTI)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 797 var. (has AV KL CEPTI)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.14.36.1 (plate coin)
very rare, VF/EF, nice green patina

The K in AV K looks like a R. The ligate HR in CEVHROC I have found only on this type. Interesting letter style!
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) 6.14.36.03 (plate coin)43 viewsSeptimius Severus AD 193-211
AE 28, 11.2g, 27.82mm, 225°
struck under governor Julius Faustinianus
obv. AV L CEPTI - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. V I FAVSTINIANOV MARKIANOPOLITW
Homonoia, with kalathos, in long clothes, stg. frontal, head l., holding
cornucopiae and phiale
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 568 (rev. legend like ex. 4 from Bukarest)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 796 var. (has POLITWN)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.14.36.3 (plate coin)
F+/about VF, green-brown patina

For AMNG 568 are known different breaks and legend ends. Usually it is LITWN.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) 6.14.36.12 (plate coin)21 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 4.56g, 18.89mm, 180°
obv. AV L CEPT - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIANO - POLITWN
Homonoia, in long garment, wearing kalathos and with mantle over l. arm, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and
patera in extended r. hand.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev.AMNG I/1, 590
obv. AMNG I/1, 586
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.14.36.12 (plate coin)
about VF, green patina
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) 6.14.38.06 (plate coin)19 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.57g, 27.09mm, 210°
struck under governor Cosconius Gentianus
obv. AV KL CEP - VEVHROC PE
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIAN. - POLEITWN V GEN - TIA
and in l. field as 2nd line NOV
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae
and in r. hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 552 (1 ex., Bukarest)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.14.38.6 (plate coin)
very rare, about VF, olive-brown patina, slightly rough

Legend error: The K of Cosconius is missed! But already Pick has puzzled over that when he writes [K?].
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) 6.14.38.23 (plate coin)22 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 9.76g, 26.39mm, 180°
struck under governor Julius Faustinianus
obv. AV KL CEP[TI?] - CEVHROC
Head, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. V I FAVSTINIA - MARKIANOPOL
Tyche in long garment, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and rudder
set on ground in r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 573 var. (has MARKIANOPOLIT)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 767 var (cites AMNG)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.14.38.23 (plate coin)
writes CEPTI!
VF, glossy jade-green patina

This series is known for its variable rev. legends.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2013) 6.14.38.29 (plate coin)48 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 21, 6.18g, 21.33mm, 0°
obv. AV KL CE - CEVHROC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. MARKI - A - NOPOLEI
in l. and r. field T - W - N
Tyche, draped, with kalathos, standing frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in
l. arm and in r. hand rudder, set on globe
ref. a) AMNG 588 var. (lists several different rev. legends but not this)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 546 var. (different legends)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.14.38.29 (plate coin)
VF+, nice green patina with earthen highlights

1st O of OPOL mit central dot, 2nd O of OPOL obviously forgotten and then added afterwards!
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2014) 6.14.01.31 (plate coin)13 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-2111
AE 16, 2.53g, 16.32mm, 15°
obv. AV K L CE - CEVHRO
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIAN - OPOLIT[WN]
Eagle with half-opened wings, stg. frontal on small base(?), head erected r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 593 (obv. like ex. #1 and #3 from St.Petersburg and Wiczay)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 728
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.14.1.31 (plate coin)
about VF, dark green patina

There seems to be a faint WN in the ex. in continuation of the legend.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2014) 6.14.01.32 (plate coin)19 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 3.36g, 17.56mm, 180°
obv. AV K L CE - CEVHRO
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIANO - POLITWN
Eagle, stg. frontal on base(?), wings half open head r., without wreath
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 593 var. (3 ex., St.Petersburg, Sestini, Wiszay); has MARKIAN -
OPOLITWN, possibly like (3) from Wiszay
b) Varbanov (engl.) 730 var. (= AMNG 593, but doesn't mention AMNG)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No.6.14.1.32 (plate coin)
about VF, but crude style

Pick: Beneath the eagle there is a thick line which possibly could be seen as low base. Here it looks like a two-stage base. But the upper one I think are the crudely engraved feet of the eagle.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 14. Septimius Severus, HrJ (2014) 6.14.01.35 (plate coin)9 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 2.65g, 18.76mm, 0°
obv. AV K L CEP - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIANO - POLITWN
Eagle with half-opened wings, stg. frontal on base, head without wreath erected r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 593 var. (different legend break)
obv. AMNG I/1, 591
b) Varbanov (engl.) 728 corr. (writes AV KL CE)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.14.1.35
d) Pfeiffer 63 corr. (writes CEPT, same dies)
F+, black-green patina

Pick: Beneath the eagle a thick line is found, which possibly can be seen as small base.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 17. Julia Domna, HrJ (2013) 6.17.31.01 (plate coin)26 viewsJulia Domna, AD 193-217
AE 18, 4.04g, 17.85g, 30°
obv. IOVLIA DO - [MNA CEB]
Bust, draped, r.
rev. MARKIANO - [POLITWN]
Kybele, in girded double chiton and himation, wearing mural crown, enthroned l.
in remarkable nonchalant attitude, resting with l. arm on tympanon and holding
patera in r. hand; at both sides of throne a lion, the frontal one std.r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.17.31.1 (plate coin)

The depiction of Kybele on this coin is very different from the usual boring ones we see on small coins from Markianopolis. Here we must have a creative artist. The ostensibly nonchalant attitude I know until now only from depictions of MATER DEVM. I think it is the sign of a kind of safety and carelessness. We can see SECVRITAS often in a similar position. So even small coins - often overlooked by collectors - can cause a nice surprise.

Pat Lawrence: (1) I've been hunting for, what I think I recall, another Cybele relaxing like that on a provincial coin. Though the sense of security is, I think, a perfectly valid interpretation, I think there's more to it.
The iconographic type, seated with the pair of lions, goes back to her 4cBC cult statue. But it is on a stiff throne and is decidedly blocky, as cult statues often are.
The pictorial type shown on this and (if I recall correctly) some other Greek Imperial coins, where she leans back as if in a landscape setting, probably is related to paintings or reliefs that re-interpreted the cult-statue type to make a 'natural' and womanly Cybele.
This is like taking the medieval, originally Byzantine (as in apse mosaics) Mary and treating her and the baby as the Renaissance did, kneeling in the woods (Filippo Lippi) or playing with him, offering him grapes as Hermes did to baby Dionysos (with the meaning adjusted appropriately).
(2) Sometimes at the Rome mint JD is shown slightly relaxed on her cult-image throne, but so long as you have that carpentry back-rest to the throne, you are dealing with the cult image as prototype.
Jochen's new Marcianopolis I am sure DOES have the same "pictorial" prototype and meaning (Cybele in Nature, her element) as the Anchialos coin.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 18. Caracalla, HrJ (2013) 6.18.01.08 #1 (plate coin)14 viewsCaracalla, AD 197-217
AE 27, 11.77g, 26.94mm, 195°
struck under Julius Faustinianus
obv. AVT M ARHLI - ANTWNEINoc (NE ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V I FAVCTINIANoV MARKIANOPOLITWN
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.18.1.8 (plate coin)
d) not in Pfeiffer
rare, F+

Pick writes: slightly bearded face of Caracalla. The erroneous form ARHLI instead of AVRHLI recurs on all coins of this group; linguistic significance it has surely not, because on contemporary coins the correct form AVR(HLIOC) occurs too; about the writing of A for the Latin AV see Th. Eckinger, Die Orthographie lateinischer Wörter in griechischen Inschriften (Dissert. Zürich 1892) p.12
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 18. Caracalla, HrJ (2013) 6.18.01.08 #2 (plate coin)11 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 10.94g, 27.49mm, 180°
struck under governor Julius Faustinianus
obv. AVT M ARHLI - ANTWNEINOC (NE ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V I FAVCTINIANOV MARKIANOPOLIT - WN
Eagle with half open wings, stg. frontal on thunderbolt(?), head with wreath in beak
erected l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 621 var. (in ex. TWN)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
cf. #933
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.18.1. (plate coin)
d) not in Pfeiffer
rare, about VF/F+, brown patina
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markianopolis_caracalla_AMNG644.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 18. Caracalla, HrJ (2013) 6.18.01.12 #1 (plate coin)43 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 9.59g, 26.72mm, 30°
struck under governor Quintilianus
obv. PIOC AVGOVSTOC - ANTWNINO - C
bearded bust, laureate, r.
rev. VP K - VNTILILIANOV(sic!) MARKIANOPOLIT / WN
Eagle, wings opened, stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head l., holding wreath in
beak
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 644 var.
c) Varbanov (engl.) 965 var. (The die cutters seem to have difficulties with the name Quintilianus: Hristova/Jekov mentions another
variant KVNTIALIANOV!)
b) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.18.1.12 (plate coin)
F+/about VF

Interesting legend configuration: WN stands directly above VPK and LIT.
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 18. Caracalla, HrJ (2013) 6.18.01.12 #27 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 25, 9.81g, 25.36mm, 15°
struck under governor Quintilianus
obv. PIOC AVGOVSTOC - ANTWNINO - C
bearded bust, laureate, r.
rev. VP K - VNTILILIANOV(sic!) MARKIANOPOLIT / WN
Eagle, wings opened, stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head l., holding wreath in
beak
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 644 var.
c) Varbanov (engl.) 965 var. (The die cutters seem to have difficulties with the name
Quintilianus: Hristova/Jekov mentions another variant KVNTIALIANOV!)
b) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.18.1.12
about VF, dark green patina

Interesting legend configuration: WN stands directly above VPK and LIT.
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markianopolis_caracalla_AMNG643.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 18. Caracalla, HrJ (2013) 6.18.01.17 (plate coin)33 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 26, 11.42g, 26.11mm, 195°
struck under governor Quintilianus
obv. PIOC AVG AN - TWNINOC
head of bearded Caracalla, laureate, r.
rev. VP KVNTILLIANOV (sic!) MARKIANOPOLIT
in l. and r. field W - N
Eagle with spread wings stg. frontal on globe, holding wreath in beak to r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 643 (2 ex., Schmidt, Vienna)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 963
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.18.1.17 (plate coin)
rare, about VF, elegant eagle!

The die-cutters have had problems with the name KVNTILIANOV!
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 18. Caracalla, HrJ (2013) 6.18.01.18 (plate coin)22 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 25, 8.67g, 25.27mm, 30°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. [AVT KM AVR?] - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V FL OVLPIANOV MARKIAN[OPOLI]
Eagle, wings half opened, stg. frontal on base, head r. with wreath in beak
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 626 var. (has AV KM AVR, but here I think I can see AVT and the
legend seems to be longer)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 946 var. (cites AMNG 626, but has only POLI!)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.18.1.18 (plate coin)
very rare, F+, black green patina
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markianopolis_caracalla_HristovaJekov6_18_8_1.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 18. Caracalla, HrJ (2013) 6.18.08.0135 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 26, 11.27g, 26.44mm, 225°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV MAR AVRH - ANTWNINOC
Youthfull bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from back, laureate, r.
rev. V AV GALLOV MAR - K - IANOPOLITW
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised r. hand on thyrsos, pouring from
kantharos in lowered r. hand.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.18.8.1
rare, about VF, dark green patina
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markianopolis_caracalla_domna_HrJ(2011)6_19_7_3var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 19. Caracalla & Julia Domna, HrJ (2013) 6.19.07.05 (plate coin)29 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28, 13.47g, 27.78mm, 15°
struck under governor Quintilianus
obv. ANTWNINOC AVGOVCTOC IOVLIA DOMNA.
laureate head of Caracalla r. and bust of Julia Domna, draped, l.
rev. VP KVNTILIANOV MARKIANOPOLI
in l. and r. field TW - N
Apollo Lykeios, nude, stg. frontal, head r., r. hand over head, holding in l. hand bow and arrow over a
tree-stump entwined by a snake, head l.
in upper l. field E
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 663, pl. XV, 1 (1 ex., Paris, rev. from same die)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.19.7.5
d) not in Pfeiffer
rare, about EF, nice green patina
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

My most beautiful Apollo Lykeios!
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 22. Geta, HrJ (2013) 6.22.16.0313 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 19, 2.93g, 18.71mm, 210°
obv. P CEPTI - GETAC K
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. MARKIAN - OPOLITWN
Eros, winged, nude, with crossed legs stg. frontal, r. side resting on reversed torch set on altar(?), l. arm
at cheek
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 699 var. (different legend break on rev.)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1110 var. (= AMNG 699)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.22.16.3
VF, dark green patina
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 22. Geta, HrJ (2013) 6.22.20.02 (plate coin)19 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 197-209
AE 15, 2.46g, 15.47mm, 195°
obv. P CEPTI - GETAC K (from 2h clockwise)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. [MAR]KIANO - POLITWN
Asklepios, in Himation, stg. frontal, head l., l. arm akimbo, resting with r. hand on snake-staff
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.22.20.2 (plate coin)
rare, VF, black-green patina

unusual depiction of shoulder flaps!
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macrin_diadum_markianopolis.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 24. Macrinus & Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) 6.24.07.15 (plate coin)111 viewsMacrinus & Diadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 28 (Pentassarion), 11.86g, 28.09mm, 0°
struck under governor Furius Pontianus
obv. AVT K OPEL CEV MAKREINOC KM OPE ANTWNEINO / C (in the field!)
Confronted heads of Macrinus, laureate, r., and Diadumenian, bare-headed, l.
rev. VP PONTIANOV MAR - KIANOPOLEITWN (AR ligate)
Apollo, nude, with tresses, standing frontal, head r., bow in l. hand, holding
r.hand over head; snake coiling around tree stump r.
l. field E (for Pentassarion)
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 726 (3 ex., Bukarest, Paris, Turin, OPE known from Turin), doesn't mention the strange position of the last C in the field!
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1146
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.24.7.15 (plate coin)
very rare, VF
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Apollo in the pose of Lykeios, typically for Markianopolis. For more informations please look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
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markianopolis_macrinus_diadum_AMNG746(rv)cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 24. Macrinus & Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) 6.24.20.10 (plate coin)39 viewsMacrinus AD 217-218
AE 27, 10.4g, 26.68mm, 195°
struck under governor Furius Pontianus
obv. AV K OPELL CEVH MAKRINOC / KM OPELLI / ANTWNIN / OC
Confronted heads of Diadumenian, r., and Macrinus, laureate, l.
rev. VP PONTIAN - OV MARKIANOP / OLITW / [N?]
Asklepios in himation stg. frontal, head l., resting on snake-staff with r. arm,
holding puff of mantle over l. arm
E in r. field (for pentassarion)
rev. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 746 var. (different legend breaks)
obv. AMNG I/1, 716 (same legend, but different depiction, so a new die combination
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.24.20.10 (plate coin)
very rare, about VF/good F
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markianopolis_macrinus_diadum_HristovaJekov6_24_35_2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 24. Macrinus & Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) 6.24.35.02 (plate coin)24 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 11.63g, 26.68mm, 0°
struck under governor Furius Pontianus
obv. AVT KM OPEL CEVH MAKREINOC [KM OPE ANTWNE] / NOCI(sic!)
Confronted busts of Macrinus, draped and cuirassed with scale armor, laureate,
r., and Diadumenian, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, l.
rev. VP PONTIANOV MAR - KIANOPOLEITWN (AR ligate)
Nemesis, in double chiton, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm rod with hook (goad),
and pulling with r. hand end of her garment to the chin.
in l. field E (for pentassarion)
ref. a) not in AMNG (no Nemesis for Macrinus&Diadumenian!)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1211 (writes scepter!)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.24.35.2 (plate coin)
rare, about VF, dar green patina

'Pulling out garment': Pick, p.257 writes "this gestus seems not to appear on coins of Marcianopolis!". He was wrong. The strange end of the obv. legend is not mentioned in the references above.
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markianopolis_diadumenian_HrJ6_25_1_1cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 25. Diadumenian, HrJ (2013) 6.25.01.02 (plate coin)12 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 17, 3.56g, 16.94mm, 165°
obv. [M OPELLI] - ANTWNEINOC (NE ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. MARKIANOPOLEITWN
Eagle with half-opened wings, stg. frontal on thunderbolt(?), head with wreath in
beak erected r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.25.1.2 (plate coin)
F+, obv. somewhat excentric
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markianopolis_elagabal_BMC50.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.05.06 #157 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 10.1g, 26.35mm, 180°
struck under governor Iulius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVRHLIOC - ANTWNEINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP.IOVL.ANT.CELE - VKOV MARKIANOPO / LITWN
Demeter, in long chiton and himation, stg. frontal, head l., holding two corn-
ears in outstretched r. hand and leaning with l. hand on sceptre.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 819 var. (has torch)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1560 (cites AMNG 819, but writes scepter which can be seen on pic too!)
c) Hristova-Jekov (2013) 6.26.5.6
d) BMC 50
about VF, small scratches on obv.
Pedigree:
ex Colosseum 1997
VF, glossy black-green patina

AMNG has two corn-ears, head of poppy and torch. Here it is doubtless no poppy and a sceptre with knob. But it is Demeter nevertheless.
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markianopolis_elagabal_HrJ(2013)6_26_05_06_#2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.05.06 #29 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 11.1g, 27.19mm, 180°
struck under governor Iulius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVRHLIOC - ANTWNEINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP.IOVL.ANT.CELE - VKOV MARKIANOPO / LITWN
Demeter, in long chiton and himation, stg. frontal, head l., holding two corn-
ears in extended r. hand and resting with raised l. hand on sceptre.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 819 var. (has torch)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1560 (cites AMNG 819, but writes scepter which can be seen on pic too!)
c) Hristova-Jekov (2013) 6.26.5.6
d) BMC 50
VF, glossy black-green patina

AMNG has two corn-ears, head of poppy and torch. Here it is doubtless no poppy and a sceptre with knob. But it is Demeter nevertheless.
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markianopolis_elagabal_HJ6_26_7_2corr_.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.07.03 (plate coin)17 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 28, 10.69g, 28.04mm, 210°
struck under governor Julius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT.K.M.AVRHLIOC - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP.IOVL.ANT CEL - EVKOV MARKIANOPO
in ex. LITWN (small letters)
Youthful Apollo Iatros, unbearded, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal,
head turned l., resting on snake-staff set in r. armpit
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 832, pl. XVII, 4 (3 ex., Löbbecke, Rollin, probably Wiczsay too)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1559
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.26.7.3 (plate coin)
rare, F+/about VF, bluegreen patina

Pick calls the rev. figure Asklepios and so does Varbanov. But the fact that he is nude proves that it is obviously Apollo as Apollo Iatros (Apollo Medicus)
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markianopolis_elagabal_Varbanov1421var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.21.14 (plate coin)14 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 16, 2.84g, 16.16mm, 0°
obv. AVT KM AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Head, laureate, r.
rev. MARKIN(sic!) - OPOLITWN (LI ligate?)
Telesphoros in hooded cloak stg. frontal
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 910/911
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1421 var. (no legend break on rev.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.26.21.14 (plate coin)
F+/about VF, dark-green patina

Legend error!
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markianopolis_elagabal_HrJ(2011)6_26_35_16var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.35.0211 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 11.82g, 26.73mm, 0°
struck under governor Julius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVR - ANTWNEINOC AVG (NE and VG ligate)
laureate head r.
rev. VP IOVL ANT CELEVKOV - MARKIANOPOLITWN (2nd OV and AR ligate)
Nemesis-Aequitas, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding goad
in l. arm and scales in r. hand; at her feet l. the wheel
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 846 (1 ex., Copenhagen)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1537 var. (different ligation, AMNG 846 ascribed in error to #
1539)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.26.35.2
d) not in Pfeiffer
F+, brown patina
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markianopolis_elagabal_HrJ2_26_35_15var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.35.03 (plate coin)31 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE - AE 27, 11.82g, 26.73mm, 0°
struck under governor Julius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVR - ANTWNEINOC (NE ligate)
laureate head r.
rev. VP IOVL ANT CELEVKOV - MARKIANOPOLITWN (2nd OV and AR ligate)
Nemesis-Aequitas, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding goad in l. arm and scales in r.
hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 846 (1 ex., Copenhagen)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1537 var. (different ligation, AMNG 846 ascribed in error to #1539)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.26.35.3 (plate coin)
d) not in Pfeiffer
F+, stripped
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markianopolis_elagabal_HrJ(2011)6_26_35_24corr(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.35.25 (plate coin)8 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 9.32g, 26.32mm, 330°
struck under governor Julius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVRHLIOC - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP.IOVL.ANT.CEL - EVKOV MARKIANOP / OLITWN (WN ligate)
Nemesis in long double chiton and with mantle over l. arm, stg. frontal, head l., holding
goad in l. arm and pulling with r. hand garment from r. shoulder; at her feet l. the wheel
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 839
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1580
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.26.35.25 (plate coin)
d) not in Pfeiffer
rare, F+ to about VF

Here too we find the strange indentations on the r. leg of the figure.
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markianopolis_elagabal_AMNG893.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.35.3324 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 25, 10.7g, 25.27mm, 180°
struck under governor Sergius Titianus
obv. AVT KM AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP CERG TITIANOV MARKIANOPOLITWN (WN ligate)
Nemesis in long garment, wreathed and with veil(?), stg. frontal, head l., holding
scales in outstretched r. hand and in l. arm goad and puff of garment; left at her
feet the wheel.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 893 (3 ex., Imhoof, Paris, Philippopel)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1468
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.26.35.33
F+

The rod has a hook at the top. So it is actually a goad!
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markianopolis_elagabal_HrJ(2011)6_26_36_24var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.36.12 corr. (plate coin)10 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 25, 9.86g, 25.27mm, 0°
struck under governor Julius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVRHLIOC - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP IOVL ANT CEL - EVKOV MARKIANOPO / LITWN (WN ligate)
Female figure in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l.
arm and in lowered r. hand 2 grain-ears (Abundantia?)
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 860
obv. f.e. AMNG I/1, 861
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1567
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.26.36.12 (plate coin, calls the figure Concordia in error)
d) Pfeiffer 383 corr. (writes WN not ligate, but legend in ex. illegible)
F+, some encrustations on obv.
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elagabal_markianopolis_AMNG860.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.36.20 (plate coin)44 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 25, 8.85g, 25.23mm, 225°
struck under governor Iulius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVRH - ANTWNEINOC AVG (AVG ligate)
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. VP.IOVL.ANT.CELE - VKOV MARKIANOPO / LITWN (WN ligate)
Abundantia (or Annona?) stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae l. and corn-
ears r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 860 (like Nr.5, Paris Mionnet, but has no dots), pl. XIX, 1 (same die)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1568 var. (without AVG)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No.6.26.36.20 (plate coin)
d) SNG Cop. 232 (same dies both sides, Curtis Clay)
very rare, VF/good VF, nice green patina
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markianopolis_elagabal_HrJ(2011)6_26_36_24var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.36.28 (plate coin)11 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 10.78g, 26.76mm, 0°
struck under governor Julius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT.K.M.AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP.IOVL.ANT.CEL - EVKOV MARKIANOPO / . LITWN (WN ligate)
Female figure in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l.
arm and 2 grain-ears in lowered r. hand (Abundantia?)
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 860 var. (different rev. die)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1568
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.26.36.28 (plate coin)
d) Pfeiffer 382 var. (with Kalathos)
F+, high points metallic, die break under bust
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markianopolis_elagabal_AMNG819cf_#2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 26. Elagabal, HrJ (2013) 6.26.5.6 #244 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 11.1g, 27.19mm, 180°
struck under governor Iulius Antonius Seleucus
obv. AVT KM AVRHLIOC - ANTWNEINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP.IOVL.ANT.CELE - VKOV MARKIANOPO / LITWN
Demeter, in long chiton and himation, stg. frontal, head l., holding two corn-
ears in outstretched r. hand and leaning with l. hand on sceptre.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 819 var. (has torch)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1560 (cites AMNG 819, but writes scepter which can be seen on the pic too!)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) 6.26.5.6
d) BMC 50
F+/about VF, glossy dark green patina

AMNG has two corn-ears, head of poppy and torch. Here it is doubtless no poppy and a sceptre with knob. Nevertheless it is Demeter.
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markianopolis_sev_alex_AMNG1041_a.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 32. Severus Alexander, HrJ (2014) 6.32.01.01 corr.44 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 26, 8.4g, 25.86mm, 0°
struck under governor Fir. Philopappus
obv. AVT KM AVR CEV - ALEZANDROC
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP FL FILOPAPPOV MARKIANOPOLITWN (PP, WN ligate)
Zeus, in himation, stg. frontal, head l., holding sceptre in l. hand and phiale in
outstretched r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1040 (2 ex., Paris, St.Petersburg)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1818 (writes Zeus holds parazonium!!!)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No.6.32.1.1 corr. (ligate WN not mentioned)
good F - nearly VF, actually dark black-brown patina

This coin was attributed as Hera in error. But the garment is undoubtless an himation.
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markianopolis_sev_alex_AMNG1039.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 32. Severus Alexander, HrJ (2014) 6.32.01.06 (plate coin)23 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 25, 9.27g, 24.72mm, 165°
struck under governor Um(brius?) Tereventinus
obv. AVT KM AVR CEV ALEZANDR[OC]
laureate head r.
rev. HG OVM TEREBENTINOV MARKIANOPOLIT / WN (ligate HG, both OV,
AR and WN)
Eagle, with open wings, stg. frontal on rod, head l. with wreath in beak
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1039 (2 ex., Athen, Venice)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1710 corr. (cites AMNG 1039; but wrong description; its
rather #1712 corr.!)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.32.1.6 (plate coin)
rare, VF, green patina

The only eagle listed for Tereventinus!
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 32. Severus Alexander, HrJ (2014) 6.32.01.09 (plate coin)15 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-238
AE 25, 8.82g, 24.98mm, 30°
struck under governor Tib. Julius Festus
obv. AVT M AVR CEVH - ALEZANDROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP TIB IOVL FHCTOV MARKIANOPOLITW / N (AR ligate)
Eagle with open wings, stg. frontal, head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1021 (rev. like ex. #4, Mandl; obv. like ex. #3, Kopenhagen)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) 6.32.1.9 (plate coin)
F/F+, dark green patina
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 32. Severus Alexander, HrJ (2014) 6.32.01.1314 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 27, 10.37g, 26.52mm, 150°
struck under governor Tib. Julius Festus
obv. AVT K[M AVR CEV]H - ALEZANDROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. [VP TIB IOVL] FHCTOV MARKIANOPOLI / TWN (AR ligate)
Eagle with open wings stg, frontal, head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1019
obv. AMNG I/1, 1020
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1775
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.32.1.13 (same dies)
d) Pfeiffer 556 var. (in ex. only N)
F, some corrosion
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 32. Severus Alexander, HrJ (2014) 6.32.03.1048 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 29, 13.5g, 28.70mm, 45°
struck under governor Fir. Philopappus
obv. AVT KM AVR CEV - ALEZANDROC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r.
rev. VP FL FILOPAPPOV MAR[KIANOPOLITWN] (PP ligate)
Hera, in long clothes, stg. frontal, head l., holding sceptre in l. hand and phiale in
outstretched r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1041
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1811
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No.6.32.3.10
d) SNG Budapest 239
about VF/good F, deep green-blue patina
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 32. Severus Alexander, HrJ (2014) 6.32.05.02 corr.21 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 25, 8.81g, 25.37mm, 30°
struck under governor Tib. Iulius Festus
obv. AVT KM AVR CEVH - [ALEZANDROC]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP TIB [IOVL] FHCTOV MARKIANOPOLITWN (AR and WN ligate)
Demeter in girdled double chiton and with palllium, stg. frontal, head l., holding grain-ears poppy-head in lowered r. hand and resting on burning long torch with l. hand.
Ref.: a) AMNG I/1, 996 (ex. in Gotha with pallium too!)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1768
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No.6.32.5.2 corr. (ligations not mentioned)
F+, green patina
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 32. Severus Alexander, HrJ (2014) 6.32.10.06 (plate coin)44 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 26, 9.6g, 26.33mm, 225°
struck under governor Um(brius?) Tereventinus
obv. AVT KM AVR CEVH - ALEZANDROC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. HG OVM TEREBENTINOV MARKIANOPOLIT / WN (HG, OV, AR ligate)
Hermes, nude, stg. frontal, head l., chlamys over l. arm, holding kerykeion in l.
arm and purse in r. hand.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1026 var. (has TWN in ex.)
obv. AMNG I/1, 1027
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) 6.32.10.6 (plate coin)
d) cf. BMC 76 (has 'head laureate, r.' and WN on rev. ligate)
(Thanks to Pat Lawrence, Steve Minnoch and Curtis Clay!)
very rare, about VF

A new bust variety of a rare reverse type! (Curtis Clay)
As Pick points out, Tereventinus is the only governor of Lower Moesia from Sept. Sev. on, whose name is preceded by HG(EMONEVONTOC) rather than VP(ATEVONTOC), apparently because he exceptionally governed the province as an ex-praetor rather than as an ex-consul.
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 32. Severus Alexander, HrJ (2014) 6.32.36.31 var. (plate coin)19 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 26, 9.69g, 25.88mm, 245°
struck under governor Um(brius?) Tereventinus
obv. [AV]T KM AVR CE[V ALE]ZANDROC
laureate head r.
rev. HG OVM TEREBENTI - NOV MARKIANOPO[LIT] (both OV ligate)
in l. and r. field W - [N]
Homonoia(?), in long garment, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and patera(?) in
extended r. hand.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
obv. AMNG I/1, 1032
rev. AMNG I/1, 1025 var. (legend only, HG ligate, 2nd OV unligate, different break)
AMNG I/1, 1033 (depiction)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No.6.32.36.31 var. (plate coin, but has in ex. TWN)
F+, brown patina, weak strike on lower left, some die flaws on rev.

Patera (phiale omphalica) seems to float above the hand.
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 34. Severus Alexander & Julia Mamaea, HrJ (2014) 6.34.07.02 (plate coin)13 viewsSeverus Alexander & Julia Mamaea, AD 222-235
AE 25, 12.96g, 25.38mm, 0°
struck under governor Umbrius Tereventinus
obv. AVT KM AVR CEVH ALEZANDROC.IOVLIA MAMAIA
Confronting busts of Severus Alexander, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r., and Julia Mamaea, draped
and wearing stephane,l.
rev. HG OVM TEREBENTINO[V MARKIANOPOLITWN] (HG, 1st OV and possibly WN ligate)
Apollo Lykeios stg. frontal, head r., r. hand over head, in raised l. hand holding his bow; r.
a tree-stump entwined by a snake; on the l. side his quiver with open lid and arrows
in l. field E
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1821 (same dies)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2013) No. 6.34.7.2 (plate coin)
d) Pfeiffer 621 corr. (ligation of HG not mentioned)
S+, green-brown patina, slightly rough

The end of the rev. legend on all coins I have seen is illegible. So WN can be ligate or not ligate.
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markianopolis_gordianIII_serapisHrJ(2011)6_37_35_6var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 37. Gordian III & Serapis, HrJ (2014) 6.37.35.06 (plate coin)15 viewsGordian III & Serapis, 238-244
AE 27, 12.93g, 26.68mm, 0°
struck under governor Tullius Menophilus
obv. M ANT GORDIANOC
below AVG
Confronted busts of Gordian III, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r., and Serapis draped
and wearing kalathos, l.
rev. VP MHNOFILOV MARKIANOPOL (MH ligate)
Nemesis-Aequitas stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm goad and in extended r. hand
scale; at her feet l. the wheel
in upper r. field E
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.37.35.6 (plate coin)
d) not in Pfeifer
rare, about VF, glossy black-green patina

May be the die cutter has forgotten the ex.!
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 38. Gordian III & Tranquillina, HrJ (2014) 6.38.04.04 (plate coin)51 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 28, 13.35g, 27.89mm, 15°
struck under governor Tertullianus
obv. AVT KM ANT GORDIANOC AVG CEB
below in 2 lines TRANKVL / [LEINA] (VG ligate)
confronted busts of Gordian III, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r. and Tranquillina, draped and wearing stephane, l.
rev. VP TERTVLLIAN - OV MARKIANOPO
in r. field one below the other L / I / T / WN (WN ligate)
Athena, in double chiton, wearing Corinthian helmet, standing frontal, head l., holding
inverted spear in l. hand and owl in outstretched r. hand; shield behind feet
E in l. field (for Pentassarion)
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1178
b) Varbanov (engl.) 1916 (citing AMNG 1176 but doesn't mention legend breaks!)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.38.4.4 (plate coin)
very rare, VF, nice green patina
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Note: The C in GORDIANOC is square, the C from CEB is round!
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markianopolis_philippI_otacilia_HJ6_41_7_1var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 41. Philip I & Otacilia Severa, HrJ (2014) 6.41.07.01 #1 (plate coin)23 viewsPhilip I & Otacilia Severa, AD 244-249
AE 28, 12.06g, 27.68mm, 0°
struck under governor Prastina Messallinus
obv. [AV]T M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG M WTAK (AVG and WT ligate)
below [CE]BHRA C. / [c?]
Confronting busts of Philip I, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r., and Otacila Severa, draped, wearing
stephane, l.
rev. VP PRACT MECCAL - EINOV [MARKIANO] (PR and OV ligate)
in l. field one below the other N / OL / EI / TWN (WN ligate)
Apollo Lykeios, nude, stg. frontal, r. hand over head, holding in l. hand bow and resting with l. ellbow on
tree-stump which is entwined by a snake
in lower l. field E
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1199 var. (2 ex., Imhoof, Wien)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2067
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.41.7.1 (plate coin)
very rare, VF, olive-green patina

This type has the legend error NOLEITWN. This error was later corrigated to POLEITWN.
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 41. Philip I & Otacilia Severa, HrJ (2014) 6.41.07.01 #242 viewsPhilip I & Otacilia Severa, AD 244-249
AE 27, 12.40g, 27.61mm, 30°
struck under governor Prastina Messallinus
obv. AVT M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG [M] WTAK (AVG and WT ligate)
below in 2 lines CEBHRAc / c
Confronted busts of Philip I, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r., and Otacilia
Severa, draped and wearing stephane, l.
rev. VP PRACT MECCAL - LEINOV MARKIANO (PR, OV AR and AN ligate)
in l. field one below the other N / OL / EI / TWN (WN ligate)
Apollo, nude, standing frontal, head r., holding r. arm over his head, in his l.
hand the bow, resting with l. ellbow on a tree-stump r. beside him, which is
entwined by a snake; on his l. side his quiver and clothes.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1199 (2 ex., Imhoof, Vienna)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2067 (citing AMNG 1198, but doesn't mention legend breaks!)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.41.7.1
very rare, VF, black-green patina

Note: The most upper letter in rev. field corrected from N to P! (Pick)

This is the famous 'Apollo Lykeios'. For more informations please look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'.
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markianopolis_philippI_otacilia_AMNG1206var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 41. Philip I & Otacilia Severa, HrJ (2014) 6.41.38.02 (plate coin)62 viewsPhilip I, AD 244-249
AE 27, 12.83g, 26.79mm, 225°
struck under governor Prastina Messallinus
obv. AVT M IOVL FILIPPOC AVG M WTAK / CEBHRAC (AVG and WT ligate)
confronted busts of Philip I, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, r., and Otacilia Severa, draped and wearing stephane, l.
rev. VP PRACT MECCALL - EIN - OV MARKIANOPO, and in l. field one below the other L / I / T / WN (PR, WN ligate)
Tyche, in long garment, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm
and rudder in re hand
E in l. field (for pentassarion)
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1205 var. (has different breaks and in l. field one below the other O/L/I/TW/N)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2086 var. (cites AMNG 1205 but is from same dies as the coin in Hristova/Jekov!)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No.6.41.38.2 (plate coin)
very rare, EF, minor pitting, flan crack at 11 o'clock
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The depiction of obv. and rev. is so beautiful that the detractions can be neglected!
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Moesia inferior, Markianopolis, 44. Philip II & Serapis, HrJ (2014) 6.44.38.01 (plate coin)16 viewsPhilip II & Serapis, AD 244 - 247
AE 27, 12.59g, 27.08mm, 210°
struck under governor Prastina Messallinus
obv. M IOVLIOC FILIPPOC KAI / C[AR] AVG
Confronting busts of Philip II, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r., and Serapis, draped and wearing
kalathos, l.
rev. VP PRACT MECCALL - EIN - OV MARKIANOPO (PR ligate)
in r. field one below the other L / I / T / WN (WN ligate)
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in r. hand rudder
in upper l. field E
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Jekov (2014) No. 6.44.38.1 (plate coin)
d) not in Pfeiffer
very rare, VF, dark-green patina

The A of CAR looks like a star, the R is clogged.
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2015)8_10_1_12corr(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.12 corr. (plate coin)9 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 19, 3.29g, 19.44, 180°
obv. AVT KAI A - VR KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPO - LI PROC ICTRO (from lower right counterclockwise)
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head erected r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.12 corr. (this coin, but writes NEIKOPO - LIT)
rare, about VF, dark green patina
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2015)8_10_1_13var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.134 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 18, 2.46g, 17.81mm, 180°
obv. AV[T KA]I - KOMODO - [C]
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLI PROC I
Eagle, with open wings, stg. frontal (on thunderbolt?), head l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1247 var.
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2182 var. (= AMNG 1247)
c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.13
F

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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2012)8_10_1_13(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.13 (plate coin)34 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 3.11g, 17.19mm, 30°
obv. AVT L KAI - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLI PROC I
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head erected l.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1247 (rev. only)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.13 (plate coin)
about VF

This is the 2nd type with the rare obv. legend AVT L KAI - KOMODOC.
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2018)8_10_1_13(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.13 (rev. only)4 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.51g, 17.22mm, 180°
obv. AV KAI K - OMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLI PROC I
Eagle with open wing´s stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head turned l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1247 (1 ex., Paris)
b) Varbanov 2182
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.10.1.13 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.5.2 (same die)
scarce, F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_commodus_Adler_unbekannt.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.14 corr. (plate coin)48 viewsCommodus, AD 176-192
AE 17, 3g, 17.31mm, 45°
obv. AVT K - KOMMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLITWN PIOC [I?]C
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on globe, head r., wreath in beak
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.14 corr. (plate coin, writes PROC)
rare, EF/VF

The legend error PIOC is known from Commodus AMNG 1243.
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nikopolis_commodus_HrJ(2011)8_10_1_13corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.1513 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 16, 3.53g, 16.24mm, 210°
obv. AVT KAI - AVR KOMOD - OC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPO P - IOC IC
Eagle, with spread wings, stg. frontal on globe, head with wreath in beak erected r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1247
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #2189
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.15
F+, some dirty incrustations
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2015)8_10_1_16.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.16 corr.5 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 18, 3.17g, 18.19mm, 180°
obv. AVT KAI K - OMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLI - PIOC ICCT
Eagle with open wings on thunderbolt stg. frontal, head r.
ref. a) cf. AMNG I/1, 1247 (for the type only)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2184 (same dies)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.1.16 corr. (same dies, but legend break on obv. not mentioned)
about VF, turquoise patina
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nikopolis_commodus_AMNG1247var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.01.24 (plate coin)18 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 19, 2.41mm, 19.09x16.54mm, 45°
obv. AV KAI - [KOMO]DOC
Head, laureate, r.
rev. NEIKOTO[L]I PROC I
Eagle, with wide open wings, stg. frontal on thunderbolt(?), head erected l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1247 var. (1 ex., Paris)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2197 var.
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) 8.10.1.24 (plate coin)
about VF

Interesting legend error.
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2013)8_10_4_2var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.04.07 corr. (plate coin)14 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 16(?), 2.24g
obv. AV KAI - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPO - LI PROC ICTR
Athena in long double chiton, stg. frontal, head r., holding in lowered l. hand shield set on
ground and resting with raised r. hand on inverted spear which is entwined by a snake
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.4.7 corr. (plate coin, writes NIKOP - OLI PROC I)
very rare, about VF, dark-green patina
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nikopolis_commodus_Hr(2012)8_10_10_2(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.10.02 (plate coin) 14 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.96g, 17.49mm, 225°
obv. AVT M AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPO - PROC EI (or rather CI?)
Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, head r., holding in l. arm kerykeion
and in lowered r. hand purse
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.10.2
under this number several different types ar subsumed:
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.30.2 (Isis, same die)
F+, black green patina

I think it is CI on the reverse. Both Cs have a dot in the centre, so that it could misinterpreted as E.
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nikopolis_commodus_HrJ(2011)8_10_10_2cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.10.05 (plate coin)18 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 18, 3.28g, 18.29mm, 30°
obv. AVT KAI M - KOMOD[OC?]
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPO - PROC IC
Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, head r., holding in l. arm kerykeion and in lowered r.
hand purse
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.10.5 (plate coin)
very rare, F/F+, black green patina
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2013)8_10_14_1~0.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.14.0112 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 24, 5.86g, 23.61mmm, 195°
obv. AVT KAI M AVR - H KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLEI - PROC ICTRON
Herakles nude, lion's skin over l. arm, stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on his club
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #2168 (different rev. legend)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.14.1
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2013)8_10_16_3.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.16.0317 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 3.09g,
obv. AV KAI K - OMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - P - ROC I
Eros, nude, stg. frontal, head r., holding bow in extended l. hand and in lowered r. hand quiver
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.16.3
very rare (R8), VF, dark green patina
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2013)8_10_21_1var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.21.01 #213 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 27, 13.06g, 27.36mm, 180°
struck under governor Caecilius Servilianus
obv. AV - T KAI MAR AVRH - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. HGEMo KAIKILI - CERBEILIA NEIKOPO PROC ICT
Hygieia in long garment and mantle stg. r., feeding snake in r. arm from patera
in l. hand, and Asklepios in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting on his snake
staff.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1234 (for the type only)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2151 var. (has CERBEILIAN)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.21.1 #2
S+, nice green patina
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2018)8_10_35_1(rev)cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.35.01 (rev) cf.18 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.96g
obv. AVT KAI - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOL - I PROC ICTR
Nemesis, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cubit and
raising r. hand to mouth; at her feet the wheel
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. not listed
obv. e.g. 8.10.4.4 (central coin, same die!)
probably unpublished
very rare, S+, stripped

Nikopolis is still good for a surprise!
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2013)8_10_35_2corr+.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.35.02 #2 (plate coin)15 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 16, 3.09g, 15.82mm, 180°
obv. AV - T KAI M AV - RH KOMODO - [C]
Bust, bearded, laureate, r.
rev. NEIKOPO - LEI PROC ICT (beginning upper r.)
Female figure in long clothes and mantle, veiled(?), stg. frontal, looking r., r. hand in puff of
her garment, in her l. hand the bridle.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1246 (1 ex. in Vienna)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2518 (1 ex.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.35.2 (plate coin)
rare, about VF/good F, black-green patina

Pick: The figure is of very bad work, referring to the lettering from the same die-cutter as the big bronze coins. Wether the bridle-like item is hold by her l. hand or stands free beside her is unclear; but it seems to be meant Nemesis.
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2015)8_10_35_2corr_#3.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.35.02 #313 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 18, 3.23g, 18.04mm, 180°
obv. AV - T KAI M AV - RH KOMODO - C
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPO - LEI PROC ICT (beginning upper right)
Nemesis(?) in long garment, veiled, stg. frontal, with bridle(?)
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1246, pl. XVIII, 21 (1 ex., Wien)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.35.2 #3
scarce, F, light green patina

Hence No. 8.10.35.2 and No. 8.10.35.3 share the same obv. One of th most obscure types for Commodus from Nikopolis!
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nikopolis_commodus_HrJ(2011)8_10_38_5(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.06 (plate coin)15 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 19, 2.96g, 18.71mm, 225°
obv. AVT KAI - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOL - I - PIOC ICT[R]
Tyche, in double chiton and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1243/44 (for type)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #2185 (= AMNG 1243)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.38.6 (plate coin)
stripped and retoned, flan crack?, obv. excentric

On the lower part of the rev. we see the strange phenomena of a clashed die. Now I have found this feature on 3 types with different obverses:
HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.5
HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.6 (coll. Hoeft, this coin)
HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.7 (coll. Hoeft)
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2018)8_10_38_9.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.096 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.33g, 17.27mm, 195°
obv. AVT KAI - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPO - PROC ICCT(sic!)
Tyche in long garment, stg. frontal, looking l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1244 (1 ex., Löbbecke)
b) Varbanov 2157 (cites AMNG 1244)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.38.9
F+, brown patina
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2018)8_10_38_10(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.10 (rev. only) #16 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 18, 3.08g, 17.92x16.19mm, 210°
obv. AVT KAI AV - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. N - IKOP - O PROC IC
Tyche stg. frontal head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1245 (nur für den Typ)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.10.38.10 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.8.1 (same die)
Rare, F+, brown Patina, excentric flan
Pedigree:
ex coll. Gianni Aiello
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2018)8_10_38_10(rev)_#2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.10 (rev. only) #24 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 16, 2.55g, 16.46mm, 30°
obv. AVT KAI AV - KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. N - IKOP - O PROC IC
Tyche stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1245 (1 ex., München)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.10.38.10 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.47.1 (same die)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2015)8_10_38_16~0.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.155 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 23, 6.31g, 23.05mm, 195°
obv. AVT KAI M AVR - H KOMODOC
Laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLE - ITWN PROC ICTRO
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in
extended r. hand the rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2179 (same dies)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.38.15 (same dies)
about VF, nice green Patina, rev. with some corrosion
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nikopolis_commodus_HrHJ(2018)8_10_38_18_#2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.18 #23 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 18, 2.52g, 17.71mm, 30°
obv. AVT KAI - KOMODO(sic!)
Laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOL - PROC ICCTRO
Tyche in long garment, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1243 var. (has ICTRON)
b) Varbanov 2162 var. (= AMNG 1243)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.38.18 #2
VF, dark brown patina

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nikopolis_commodus_HrJ(2011)HrJ8_10_38_6var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.38.20 (plate coin)15 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.97g, 17.15mm, 210°
obv. AVT L KAI - KOMODOC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOL - PROC ICCTRO
Tyche in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.38.20 (plate coin)
very rare, F+, green patina

ICCT is a well known legend error. But the obv. legend AVT L KAI or AVT A KAI or AVT M KAI is unknown. His name was L. AVRELIVS COMMODVS, and changed in Oct. 180 to M. AVRELIVS COMMODVS. My suggestion: This coin was struck before Oct. 180.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HJ8_14_1_22corr(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.32 (plate coin)33 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 11.65g, 26.35mm, 15°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV KL C. - CEVHROC P
Head, laureate, r.
rev. VPA OOVI TERTVLLOV NIKOPO PROC I
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak erected r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1283 (1 ex., Gotha)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2760
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.1.32 (plate coin)
F+, brown patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ(2011)8_14_1_32(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.38 (plate coin)12 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 13.59g, 26.42mm, 210°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.CE. - CEVHROC.P
laureate head r.
rev. VP AVR.GALLOV.NIKOPOLI PROC I.
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak erected r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.1.38 (plate coin)
F+, patina damage on obv.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_1_37(rev).JPG
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.41 corr. (plate coin)10 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.07g, 26.67mm, 180°
obv. AVT KAI L. - CEP CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTR
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.1.41 corr. (plate coin)
rare, F+, dark green patina

The obv. legend seems to be a rare one.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ8_14_1_39var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.44 (plate coin)20 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 16, 3.23g, 16.33mm, 210°
obv. AV K L - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Eagle, with open wings, stg. frontal on wreath, head with wreath in beak r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.1.44 (plate coin, obv.)
about VF, black-green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_1_40cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.01.69 (plate coin)8 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.40g, 17.42mm, 180°
obv. AV K L. - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Eagle, with open wings, stg. frontal, head with wreath in beak erected r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) cf. Varbanov (engl.) 2476 (rev. only)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.1.69 (this coin)
rare, F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_AMNG1351var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.03.06 #1 (plate coin)25 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 197-211
AE 19, 4.01g, 18.96mm, 210°
obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHROC
Head, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN - PROC ICTR
Hera, in long garment, stg. frontal, head l., holding patera in extended r. hand and resting with l. hand on long sceptre.
ref.: a) obv. AMNG I/1, 1351
rev. AMNG I/1, 1351 (depiction)
legend not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.3.6 (plate coin)
about VF, blackgreen patina

Pick writes: "Because it is sometimes difficult to differentiate scepter and torch it is possible that some specimens of no.1351 belong to no.1352 and vice versa." Here it is obviously a sceptre.

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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ(2012)8_14_3_9var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.03.0918 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 3.02g, 16.72mm, 225°
obv. AV KAI - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICT
Hera, in long girded double chiton, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and
holding in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1351 (as ex. #1, Bukarest)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2270
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.3.9
F+, rough brown surfaces
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nikopolis_sept_sev_AMNG1415.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.03.18 (plate coin)99 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 16, 2.15g, 15.44mm, 30°
obv. AV KAI CEP - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICTR
Peacock stg. frontal (on club?), head r., with spread tail
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1415 (1 ex., Sofia)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2424 var. (has AVT KAI CEP)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.3.18 (plate coin)
very rare, about VF/VF
added to www.wildwinds.com

Usually the peacock is related to consecratio. Here it seems to belong to a family series! Pick: An unusual depiction.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_18_3_2(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.03.19 (plate coin)9 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.61g, 26.69mm, 210°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC [P]
Laureate head r.
rev. VP AVR.GALLOV.NIKOPOLITWN / .PROC I.
Hera, in long girded double chiton, veiled, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand
on long sceptre and holding in extended r. hand patera; at her feet l. a peacock stg. l.,
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.3.19 (this coin)
rare, about VF, dark green patina

The rev. is known from Caracalla No. 8.18.3.2. Another example for a parallel issue for the Imperial Family.

Another example of a parallel issue for members of the imperial family!
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2012)8_14_3_15.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.03.21 #28 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 3.18g, 18.47mm, 45°
obv. AV KAI CE - CEVHRO[C]
laureate head r.
rev. NIK[O]POL - I PROC IC.
Hera in long double chiton stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in
extended r. hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1351 (like ex. #2, Bukarest)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.3.21
F+, black green spotted patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_4_2~0.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.04.02 #110 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 10.84g, 27.88mm, 210°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV.K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC P
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VPA OOV TERTVLLOV NIKOPOLIT PROC IC (from upper r.)
Athena, helmeted and in long double chiton, stg. frontal, head l., holding in lowered l. hand spear and
shield set on ground and in extended r. hand patera over burning altar.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.4.2 (same dies)
scarce, about VF/F+, brown patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2017)8_14_4_8(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.04.08 (rev. only)8 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 25, 10.18g, 25.21mm, 90°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AVT.L.CEPTI - CEVHROC PE
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP AV GALL - NIKOPOLIT / PROC I
Athena, in double chiton, helmeted, stg. frontal, head l., holding in lowered l. hand spear
and shield set on ground, sacrificing from patera in extended r. hand over burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
cf. AMNG I/1, 1296 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.4.8 (same die)
obv. not yet listed
probably unpublished
F+, black brown patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_AMNG1365var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.04.13 (plate coin)32 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.56g, 16.92mm, 0°
obv. AV K L C - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOL - I - T PROC ICTRO
Athena, in girded double chiton and helmeted, stg. frontal, head l., holding in raised l. hand spear and in r. hand shield set on ground
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1365 (depiction only)
obv. legend not listed
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.4.13 (plate coin)
about VF, dark green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ(2011)8_14_4_10(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.04.16 (plate coin)25 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.91g, 16.92mm, 0°
obv. AV KA - I - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLI P. - ROC ICTRW
Athena, in long girded double chiton, helmeted stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. hand spear and shield
set on ground and in outstretched r. hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1364v var. (has AV L C)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2165
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.4.16 (plate coin)
EF, a beautiful small coin

The spear looks like a tree stump!
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_4_-_neu.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.04.20 (plate coin)7 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 11.06g, 28.29mm, 195°
struck under governor Pollenius Auspex
obv. [AV K]AI CEP - CEVHROC P[ER]
Laureate head r.
rev. VPA P[OL AVCPIK] - OC NIKOPOLI PROC IC
Athena, helmeted, in long double Chiton, stg. frontal, head r., resting with raised r. hand on spear and holding in
lowered l. hand shield set on small base
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.14.1.04.20 (this coin)
For Auspex is no Athena listed, probably unique
extremely rare (unique?), S-S+, nearly black, corroded
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_4_4var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.04.21 (plate coin)14 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.70g, 27.28mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.CEP - CEVHROC P
Laureate head r.
rev. VP.AV.GALL - NIKOPOLIT. / .PROC I
Athena, helmeted, in long girded double chiton, stg. frontal, head r., resting with raised r. hand on
inverteded spear and holding with r. hand shield set on small column
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1292 (2 ex., Wien, Wiczay)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2593 (= AMNG 1292)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.4.21 (this coin)
F+, nearly black patina, scratches, some letters on rev.tooled
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2017)8_14_4_22.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.04.22 (plate coin)5 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 1.28g, 26.84mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L CE. - CEVHROC P (HR ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP AV GALLOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
Athena, in girded double chiton and helmeted, stg. frontal and looking l., holding in l. hand spear and shield set on
ground and in extended r. hand patera over decorated burning altar
ref.: a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1297 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. #2609 (for the type only)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.4.22 (this coin)
rare (R6), S+, brown-green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2018)8_14_5_-_neu.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.05.- (new)4 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 10.39mm, 26.17mm, 15°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV [K L CEP] - CEVHROC P
Laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VPA [AVR GALLOV] NIKO - POLEITWN PROC / ICTRON
Demeter in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on
burning long torch and holding in extended r. hand grain ears over cista mystica with
raised lid from which snake is emerging l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018)
rev. No. HrHJ (2018) 8.14.5.- (nicht gelistet)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.38.11 (same die)
probably unpublished
F-/F, dark green patina

Because of the obv. portrait the governor is Aurelius Gallus.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ(2011)8_14_5_1.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.05.0111 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 30, 16.38g, 30.07mm, 45°
struck under governor Pollenius Auspex
obv. AV KAI LOV CEPT. - CEVHROC PER
laureate head r.
rev. VPA POL AVCPIKOC NI - K - OPOLITWN PROC IC / TRW.
Demeter in long girded double chiton and mantle stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on long
stepped burning torch and holding in outstretched r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.5.1 (same dies)
very rare (R8), about VF, dark brown patina, a bit rough

The ICTRW in ex. fades away at the end, but I couldn't see N at the end.
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.07.02 #1 (plate coin)31 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.98g, 27.04mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC P
laureate head r.
rev. VP AV GALLOV - NIKOPOLITW / PROC I.
Apollo (or Bonus Eventus?), nude, laureate, stg. frontal, head l., holding in lowered l. hand laurel
twig and in extended r. hand patera over burning garlanded altar
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1290 var. (like ex. #2, Paris, but without chlamys)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.7.2 (plate coin)
VF, black patina with encrustations

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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_7_2var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.07.02 #212 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.98g, 27.04mm, 10°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC P
laureate head r.
rev. VP AV GALLOV - NIKOPOLITW / PROC I.
Apollo (or Bonus Eventus?), nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding in lowered l. hand laurel
twig and in extended r. hand patera over burning garlanded altar
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1290 var. (like ex. #2, Paris, but without chlamys)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.7.2
rare, EF, black green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2018)8_14_7_6var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.07.06 var.5 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.18g, 16.78mm, 210°
obv. AV KAI - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICTR
Apollo, nude, stg. frontal, holding in lowered l. hand twig and in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1357 (1 ex., Löbbecke)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.7.6. var. (has PROC ICTRO)
F, corroded
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2017)8_14_8_Dionysos_neu.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.08.- (new)5 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 10.16g, 27.89mm, 0°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AVT.L.CEPTI - CEVHROC P
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP AVR GALLOV NIK - OPOLITWN PR / OC ICTRO
Dionysos, nude, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on ribboned thyrsos and
holding in extended r. hand bunch of grapes
ref. a) not in AMNG:
Dionysos with bunch of grapes not listed for Gallus
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. #2718 (for the type only)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. Dionysos with bunch of grapes not listed for Gallus
obv. not listed
probably unpublished
F, brown patina, flan damage at 6h

AVT.L.CEPTI - CEVHROC P only listed with "Laureate head r." or "Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r."
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ(2011)8_14_8_3corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.08.03 25 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 9.71g, 27.67mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K L.CE. - CEVHROC.P (HR ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from rear, laureate, r.
rev. VP.AV GALLOV - NIKOPOLIT / .PROC I
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on ribboned thyrsos and
pouring from kantharos in lowered r. hand; at his feet the panther with raised forepaw std. l., looking up
to him
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1306 (ex. #3, Mus. Arigoni)
obv. e.g. AMNG I/1, 1303 (Hermes)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.8.3
about VF, dark green patina with light green highlights
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2012)8_14_8_4corr.JPG
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.08.04 (plate coin)15 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 15.62g, 27.27mm, 15°
struck under governor L. Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L CE - CEVHROC P (HR ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP AVR GALLOV NIKOPO PROC IC
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. frontal, head l.,resting with raised l. hand on ribboned
thyrsos and holding in extended r. hand kantharos.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.8.4 (plate coin)
rare, F+, black green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ8_14_8_4var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.08.05 corr. (plate coin)52 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 13.27g, 26.5mm, 30°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC [P]
Laureate head r.
rev. VP AVR.GALLOV - N - IKOPOLITW(sic!) / .PROC I
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised
l. hand on garlanded thyrsos and pouring from kantharos in r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1306 var. (has NIKOPOLITW)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2674
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.8.5 corr. (plate coin, writes "HR ligate" and "AV GALLOV")
F+/about VF, nice emerald-green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2017)8_14_8_5var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.08.05 var. 7 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 11.57g, 28.41mm, 30°
struck under Aurelius Gallus
obv. .AV.K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC P
Laureate head r.
rev. [VP AVR G]ALLOV - N - IKOPOLITW(sic!) / PROC.
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. frontal, looking l., resting with raised l. hand on
ribboned thyrsos and holding in extended r. hand kantharos
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1306 var. (has PROC I)
b) Varbanov 2674 var. (= AMNG 1306)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.8.5 var. (HR ligate)
F+, dark green patina, rev. partially corroded

Because the obv. legend of the depicted coin is partially unreadable it is well possible that it is from the same die.
I think the rev. legend of the depicted coin is VP AVR GALLOV too. You can see the round head of the R before GALLOV.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_Dionysos_neu.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.08.07 (plate coin)22 viewsSeptimius Severus; AD 193-211
AE 26, 10.66g, 26.32mm, 195°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.CEP - CEVHROC P
laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP AV GALLOV N - I - KOPOLEITWN / PRC(sic!) ICTRO
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on thyrsos and holding in
extended r. hand bunch of grapes; at his feet the panther std. l., raising r. fore-paw
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.8.7 (this coin)
very rare, about VF, dark green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_8_29.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.08.3111 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.76g, 17.28mm, 30°
obv. AV K L - CEVHRO
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPO - L - IT PROC IC
Dionysos, nude, stg. frontal, head r., resting with raised r. hand on ribboned thyrsos and holding l. hand
over his head
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.8.31
rare, F+, green patina, partially damaged

The position of hand over head is known from Apollo Lykeios and some mountain gods. According to Pat Lawrence it should demonstrate tranquility and calmness.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_8_30corr_#2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.08.31 #2 (plate coin)23 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.40g, 17.4mm, 30°
obv. AV K L - CEVHRO - c
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPO - L - IT PROC IC
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. frontal, head r., resting with raised r. hand on
ribboned thyrsos and holding l. hand over head
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2264
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.8.31 (this coin)
about VF, dark green Patina

An unusual depiction of Dionysos, reminds of Apollo Lykeios from Markianopolis.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_9_1_corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.09.01 (plate coin)7 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 10.13g, 27.42mm, 30°
struck under governor Pollenius Auspex
obv. AV KAI CEP - CEVHROC PER
Laureate head r.
rev. VPA POL AVCPIKOC - NIK - P[OLI PROC IC] (sic!)
Nike stg. frontal, head l., leaning with l. am on stele, holding in l. arm palm branch and in
lowered r. head wreath.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1254 (2 ex., München, Paris)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2785
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.9.1
Scarce, F+, dark green Patina, some small green incrustrations
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2017)8_14_10_6corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.10.06 corr. (plate coin)6 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 10.92g, 27.29mm, 225°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L CE. - CEVHROC P (HR ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP AVR GALLOV - NIKOPOLITWN PROC I.
Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, looking l., holding kerykeion in l. arm
and in extended r hand purse
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1303 (for the type only, writes in error MARKIANOPOLITWN!)
b) Varbanov 2611 (cites AMNG 1303, doesn't mention the legend error)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.10.6 corr. (this coin, doesn't mention the ligate HR)
F+, dark green patina

The obv. is from the same die as HrHJ (2017) No. 8.14.10.5
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_10_29.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.10.30 #28 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.68g, 17.07mm, 19°
obv. AV L C - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPO - LIT PROC (from lower right counterclockwise)
Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, head l., holding kerykeion in l. arm and in extended r. hand
purse
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2344
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.10.30 (same dies)
F+, black green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_14_15_corr_.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.14.18 (plate coin) 11 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 3.24g, 17.35mm, 180°
obv. AV KL - CEVHROC
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOL - PROC ICT
Youthful Herakles, nude, stg. frontal, head r., lion-skin over l. arm, resting with r. hand on
club set on small rock and holding in outstretched l. hand his bow.
ref. a) cf. AMNG 1386
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2229 var. (has PROC IC)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) 8.14.14.18 (plate coin)
about VF, dark green patina, some incrustations
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_14_17corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.14.2017 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 19, 4.33g, 18.94mm, 135°
obv. AV KAI - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPO - LI PROC IC
Herakles, nude, unbearded, stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on club and
holding on r. arm lion's skin
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1387 (1 ex., Gotha)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2273
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.14.20
rare, F/VF, obv. badly struck, stroke under chin
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nikopolis_sept_severus_Asklepios_neu.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.20.01 (plate coin)14 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 12.54g, 27.83mm, 210°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AVT L CEPT - CEVHROC P
laureate head r.
rev. V FL OVLP[IAN - NIKO]POLIT P / ROC I
Asklepios in himation stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. gand on snake staff set in armpit and holding l.
hand at hip
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.20.1 (plate coin)
rare (R6), F+, green-brown patina, rev. excentric, portrait!
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nikopolis_sept_severus_AMNG1382cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.20.05 #235 viewsSeptimius Severus AD AD 193-211
AE 18, 3.51g, 18.39mm, 30°
obv. AV L C - CEVHROC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICTRO (RO ligate)
Asklepios, wearing himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on snake
staff
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1382
obv. AMNG I/1, 1364
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2334 var. (has KL C!)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.20.5
very rare, about VF, black green patina, rev. a bit excentric

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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ(2011)8_14_20_4(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.20.06 #1 (plate coin)18 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.58g, 16.96mm, 0°
obv. AV KA - I - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICTRo
Asklepios in himation stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on snake staff set in pit, l. hand at hip
ref. a) cf. AMNG I/1, 1383 (different obv. legend)
b) cf. Varbanov (engl.) 2334 (different obv. legend)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.20.6 (plate coin)
F+, dark green patina, central patina damage on rev.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_AMNG1382var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.20.06 #242 viewsSeptimius Severus AD 193-211
AE 18, 3.63g, 18.35mm, 180°
obv. AV KA - I - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICTR[o]
Asklepios, nude to hips, holding drapery over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, head l.,
holding small globe in r. hand to feed snake which coiled up at l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1382 var. (has W at end of rev. legend!)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2334 var.
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.20.6
F+/about VF, dark-brown patina, interesting portrait type

Thanks to Steve Minnoch for his attributions!
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ8_14_20_5corr(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.20.08 (plate coin)21 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18
obv. AV KL C - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPO - LI PROC I
Asklepios in himation stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on his snake-staff
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1383 var. (has PROC ICT)
obv. AMNG I/1, 1358 (Helios)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.20.8 (plate coin)
F+
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2017)8_18_20_1corr(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.20.12 (plate coin)20 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 14.62g, 27.97mm, 180°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV K L C - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. VPA.OOV TERTVLLOV NIKOPO POC(sic!) ICTRO
Asklepios in himation,stg. frontal, looking l., resting with r. arm on his snake staff
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.20.12 (this coin)
very rare, F+, emerald green patina

Rev. known from Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) No. 8.18.20.1 corr. Another example of a parallel issue for members of the imperial family.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_20_4var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.20.13 (plate coin)18 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.04g, 26.83mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.C. - CEVHROC P
laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP.AV.GALLOV. - NIKOPOLITWN / PROC I
Asklepios in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on snake staff set in armpit,
l. hand at hip
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1307 var. (has NIKOPOLITW)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.20.13 (plate coin)
rare, about VF/F+, brown green patina, flan crack at 7 o'clock
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_20_3var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.20.14 (plate coin)27 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 9.69g, 26.76mm, 30°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K.L.CEP. - CEVHROC P
laureate head r.
rev. VP.AV.GALL - OV.NIKOPOLI PROC I
Asklepios in himation stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on snake staff set in arm
pit, l. hand at hip
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.20.14 (this coin)
rare, F+, brown patina, roughness
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_21_3var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.21.11 (plate coin) 12 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 10.59g, 26.93mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.CEP - CEVHROC P
Laureate head r.
rev. VPA AVR GALLOV NIKOPOLITWN / PROC ICTR
Hygieia in long garment and mantle, stg. r., feeding snake in r. arm from patera
in l. hand, and Asklepios in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting on his snake
staff; between them Telesphoros with pointed cap stg. frontal
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.21.11 (this coin)
scarce, F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ(2011)8_14_35_1.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.35.01 (plate coin)34 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.52g, 26.82mm, 90°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AVT.L.CEPTI - CEVHROC P
Bust, cuirassed with scale armor, laureate, r.
rev. VP AVR GALLOV NI - KOPOLEITWN PROC ICTRON
Nemesis, in long girded double chiton and veil, stg. frontal, head l., holding short staff in l. arm and
drawing with r. hand garment to her chin; l. beside her the wheel
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1317 (2 ex., München, Parma)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2627
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.35.1 (plate coin)
about VF, dark green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ(2012)8_14_35_4(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.35.05 (plate coin)12 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 10.13g, 26.36mm, 0°
obv. AV - KAI L CE - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLITW - N PROC ICTRON
Aequitas in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand scales
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1343
obv. AMNG I/1, 1340
b) cf. Varbanov (engl.) 2588 (= AMNG 1343)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.35.5 (plate coin)
F+, nearly black patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2013)8_14_35_9(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.35.10 (plate coin)9 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.56g, 16.85mm, 225°
obv. AV KAI L CE - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - WN PROC IC
Nemesis-Aequitas in long garment and mantle stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cubit
and in extended r. hand scales
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #2524 corr. (different obv. legend, writes "whell at side", but pic doesn't show a wheel)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.35.10 (plate coin)
unpublished?
rare, F+, brown patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2017)8_14_35_9var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.35.12 var. (plate coin)6 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.76g, 16.83mm, 195°
obv. AV L CE - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICTRW
Nemesis-Aequitas, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm rod and
in extended r. hand scales
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1393 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.35.12 var. (plate coin, but has AV L C and ICTW)
F+, about black patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_35_1-3cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.35.15 (plate coin)5 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 10.59g, 26.46mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV.K.L.C. - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. VP AV GALLOV - NIKOPOLITW / .PROC I.
Nemesis-Aequitas, diademed, in long garment and mantle, stg frontal, head l., holding
rod in l. arm and in extended r. hand scales
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.35.15 (this coin)
very rare, F+, dark green patina

This rev. depiction without wheel was known only for small types: HrHJ (2015) 8.14.35.8-12
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2017)8_14_36_4var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.36.04 (plate coin)7 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 16, 2.25g, 15.99mm, 270°
obv. AV KAI - CEVHROC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITW - N PROC ICTR
Homonoia in long garment, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopia in l.
arm and in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1395 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/&Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No, 8.14.36.4 (this coin)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_36_1cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.36.21 (plate coin)4 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 11.15g, 27.76m, 195
struck under governor Cosconius Gentianus
obv. AV KAI L CEPT - CEVHROC PER
Laureate head r.
rev. VP KOCK GENTIA - NOV NIKOPOLIT / PROC ICTR.
Homonoia, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l.
arm cornucopiae an in extended r. hand patera over burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.36.21 (this coin)
possibly unpublished
F-F+, corroded
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_1_14cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.36.22 (plate coin)7 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 9.37g, 26.84mm, 180°
obv. AVT KAI L CE - CEVHROC PER
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPOLIT - PROC ICTRW
Homonoia in long garment and mantle stg. frontal, wearing kalathos(?), head l., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand patera over small burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.36.22 (this coin)
rare, F+ grey-green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_36_5(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.36.23 5 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 15, 2.69g, 14.5mm, 180°
obv. AV K L C - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKO - POLIT - P - ROC ICTR
Homonoia, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l.
arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1396 var. (rev. different legend break)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2417
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.36.23 (same dies)
F+, stripped, small flan

From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_38_2corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.38.02 (plate coin)5 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 29, 12.03g, 29.27mm, 225°
struck under governor Pollenius Auspex
obv. AV KAI LOV CEPT. - CEVHROC PER
Laureate head r.
rev. VPA POL.AVCPEKO - C - NIKOPOLI PROC ICTRO
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing mural crown, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l.
arm cornucopiae and in extended r. and rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.38.2 (this coin)
rare (R6), about VF, green a bit mottled patina

This obv. die was used by Gentianus too (AMNG 1266), evidence that Gentianus was the successor of Auspex.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2018)8_14_38_5-8cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.38.05-08 cf.4 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 11.73g
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. .AV.K.L.CEPT. - CEVHROC.PE (PE ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VPA.OOV.TERTVL - LOV.NIKOPOLIT.PROC I.
Tyche, in long garment, stg. frontal, wearing kalathos, looking, l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
cf. AMNG I/1, 1280 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
cf. 2759 (= AMNG 1280)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. cf. No. 8.14.38.5-8 (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.1.29 (same die)
probably unpublished
rare, F, dark green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ(2012)8_14_38_9corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.38.1013 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 12.94g, 28.23mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AVT.L.CEPT. - CEVHR PER
laureate head r.
rev. VP AVR GALLOV - NIKOPOLITW / PROC ICTR
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l.
arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1319 var. (has NIKOPOLIT / PROC ICT)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.38.10 (same dies)
about VF, dark green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2015)8_14_38_16corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.38.17 (plate coin)11 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 29, 13.39g, 28.87mm, 210°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AVT L CEPTI - CEVHROC P
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAP(sic!) - NIKOPOLIT / PROC
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1335 (1 ex., Wien)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
# 2806 cites AMNG 1335 but has a wrong bust and a wrong rev. legend!
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.38.17 (this coin)
Rare, F+, dark green patina

Note: Legend error
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nikopolis_sept_severus_Tyche_unbekannt.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.38.24 #1 (plate coin)30 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 18, 3.27g, 17.71mm, 210°
obv. AV KAI CE. - CEVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICTR
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head r.(!), holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and in r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.38.24 (plate coin)
very rare, VF, small flan damage on rev.

Tyche with head turned r. seems to be a very rare type!
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nikopolis_sept_severus_Tyche_re_neu.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.38.24 #2 (plate coin)14 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE - AE 18, 2.36g, 17.97mm, 210°
obv. AV KAI CE. - [C]EVHROC
laureate head r.
rev. N[IKOPO]LI - PROC [I]CT[R]
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head r.(!), holding cornucopiae in l.
arm and in r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.38.24 (plate coin)
very rare, about VF/F+

Tyche looking r. is one of the rarer types!
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2018)8_14_38_27(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.38.27 (rev. only)4 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 17, 3.17g, 17.03mm, 0°
obv. AV KAI CE. - .CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. [NIKOP]OLI - T - PROC ICT
Tyche in long garment and wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, looking l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1398 var. (has NIKOPOLIT without break)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.14.38.27 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.38.24
F+, rev. excentric, dark green patina
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ(2012)8_14_38_13(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.38.31 (plate coin)24 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 10.99g, 27.76mm, 210°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L CE. - CEVHROC.P
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VPA.AVR GALLOV NIKOPOLITWN. / PROC I.
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.38.31 (plate coin)
rare, F+
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2017)8_14_38_11var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.38.34 (plate coin) 12 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 11.81g, 26.33mm, 0°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L CE - CEV(HR)OC P (HR ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP AVR GALLOV NIKOPOLIT PROC I.
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1320 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.38.34 (this coin)
F+, nearly black patina, rev. a bit corroded
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2012)8_14_47_6(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.47.07 (plate coin)18 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 10.51g, 27.1mm, 225°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K.L.CE. - CEVHROC P (HR ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP AVR GALLOV NIKOPOLI. / PROC IC
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on garlanded altar between 2 standards, head with
wreath in beak turned r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.47.7 (plate coin)
very rare, F+

The bust is a bit unclear. But because all obv. from Aurelius Gallus with AV K.L.CE. - CEVHROC P and ligate HR have draped and cuirassed bust, I think it is the same bust type here too.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrHJ(2018)8_14_35_2var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ(2018) 8.14.35.02 var. (rev. only)6 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 10.02g, 27,53mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K L CEP - CEVHROC
Laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP AVR GALLOV - NIKOPOLITWN / PROC ICTR
Nemesis-Aequitas, stg. frontal, head l., holding cubit in l. arm and in extended r. hand scales; at her feet the wheel
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018)
rev. No, 8.14.35.2 var. (has NI -KOPOLEITWN)
obv. e.g. No. 8.14.31.3 (same die)
probably unpublished
rare, F-F+, brown patina

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nikopolis_jul_domna_HrHJ(2013)8_17_1_6corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 17. Julia Domna, HrHJ (2018) 8.17.01.06 (plate coin)25 viewsJulia Domna, AD 193-211
AE 17, 1.97g, 16.75mm, 180°
obv. IO DM(sic!) - CEBACT
Bust, draped, r.
rev. NIKOPO.PROC ICT
Eagle with half open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1481 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.17.1.6 (plate coin)
scarce, F+, dark green Patina

The legend IO DM is very unusual but clearly readable.
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nikopolis_domna_HrHJ(2017)8_17_3_4corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 17. Julia Domna, HrHJ (2018) 8.17.03.04. corr. (plate coin)11 viewsIulia Domna, AD 193-211
AE 17, 2.78g, 16.69mm, 225°
obv. IOVLIA DOMNA [CEBA]
Bust, draped, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICTR
Peacock stg. frontal, fanning out his tail
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
cf. #2865 (for the type only)
c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018) No. 8.17.3.4 corr. (same dies, but writes CEBACTH)
Scarce, S, dark green patina

The same rev. is known for Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8.14.3.18
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrJ(2011)8_18_1_11var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.01.1636 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 9.96, 27.27mm, 30°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV.K.M.AVR. - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VPA OOV.TERTVLLOV NIKOPOLIT PROC IC.
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak turned r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.1.16 (same dies)
F+, nice green patina, flan damage below chin
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_1_16var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.01.16 var.4 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 11.03g, 26.99mm, 210°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV.K.M.AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VPA OOVIN TERTVLL[OV] NIKOPO PROC I
Eagle, with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.1.16 var. (different rev. legend)
rare, S+, stripped

Severus HrHJ (2018) No.8.14.1.32 is the same type except that the legend is OOVI.
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2013)8_18_1_17corr.JPG
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.01.19 (plate coin)12 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 8.88g, 27.48mm, 180°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VPA OOV TERTVLLOV NIKOPO ROC(sic!) ICTRO.
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak turned r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.1.19 (plate coin)
F-/about VF, dark green patina

The obv. is heavy corroded. But here only the rev. is important. It is from the same die as Severus HrHJ (2015) 8.14.1.29

This legend error is found too on
HrHJ (2015) No. 8.18.20.1 (Asklepios)
HrHJ (2015) No. 8.18.36.1 (Homonoia)
HrHJ (2015) No. 8.18.46.4 (Temple)
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrH(2017)8_18_1_35var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.01.30 (plate coin) 7 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 20, 7.4g
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1588 var. (wreath not mentioned)
b) Varbanov 3023 var. (= AMNG 1588)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No.8.18.1.30 (this coin)
F+, brown green patina
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrJ(2011)8_18_1_22corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.01.3117 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 17, 2.87g, 17.13mm, 345°
obv. AV KEC - ANTWN
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT.PROC ICT
Eagle with half-open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak erected r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1602 var. (without thunderbolt)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2945 var. (= AMNG 1602)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.1.31 (same dies)
F+, brown patina, slightly rough, some green incrustations
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrJ8_18_1_21(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.01.32 corr. (plate coin)32 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 17, 2.67g, 16.81mm, 210°
obv. AVT KE - [ANTWN?]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICT.
Eagle with half-open wings, stg. frontal on short base, head with wreath in beak l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.1.32 corr. (plate coin, but writes AVT K M A)
about VF, glossy black green patina, obv. slightly excentric, therefore 2nd part of legend sadly off flan

The obv legend with AVT KE seems to be unlisted.
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2015)8_18_1_30var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.01.37 (plate coin)7 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 19, 3.02g, 18.94mm, 210°
obv. AV K M AV - ANTWNIN
Büste, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT PROC I
Eagle with half open wings on thunderbolt stg. frontal, head with wreath in beak(?) turned
r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1603 var. (has K M A and PROCT ICT)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2939 var. (= AMNG 1603)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.1.37 (this coin)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_caracalla_AMNG1566.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.03.03 (plate coin)36 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28, 11.95g, 28.37mm, 45°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AV KM AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP [FL O]VLPIAN - NIKOPOLI / PROC I
Hera, in long garment and veil over head and arms, stg. frontal and looking l., resting with raised l. hand
on scepter and holding patera in extended r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1566 (2 ex., Schmidt, Sestini)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3133
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.3.3 (plate coin)
F+, dark green glossy patina

Rev. legend looks like NINOPOLI!
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_4_2corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.04.02 corr.5 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28, 14.36g, 27.67mm, 210°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K M AV - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP AV GALLOV - NIKOPOLITWN / .PROC I.
Athena, in long double chiton, helmeted, stg. frontal, looking l., resting with raised r. hand
on spear and holding in l. hand shield set on narrow base
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. Shield on base not listed
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.4.2 (same die)
F+, green patina, partially metallic

It is possible, that it is No. 8.18.4.2 corr. The depicted coin is very worn.
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2013)8_18_4_6.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.04.0710 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 12.36g, 210°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AV.K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAN - NIKOPOLIT / PROC I
Athena in long garment and mantle, helmeted, stg. frontal, head r., holding with l. hand shield set on small
base and resting with raised r. hand on spear entwined by snake
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No.8.18.4.6 (same dies)
scarce, F+, nearly black patina
pedigree:
ex CNG Auction 337, Lot 196
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2017)8_18_5_-_neu.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.05.07 (plate coin)7 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 16, 3.10g, 16.05mm, 210°
obv. M AV K - [ANTWNIN]
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC IC
Demeter, in long girded double chiton, veiled, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand
on long burning torch and holding in extended r. hand grain-ears
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.5.7 (this coin)
F+, black green patina
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2017)8_18_8_5.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.08.058 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28, 10.44g, 27.86mm, 30°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. [A]V K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V FL OVLPIANO[VN] - I - KOPOLI PROC I
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. frontal, looking l., resting with raised l. hand on ribboned thyrsos and holding in
extended r. hand kantharos over panther, std. with raised pawn l., looking up to him
ref.: a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2017) No. 8.18.8.5 (same die)
F, corroded
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2012)8_18_8_5corr_#2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.08.05 #215 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 29, 13.03g, 28.64mm, 30°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AV K.M.AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V FL OVLPIANOVN - I - KOPOLI PROC I (VN ligate!)
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand ribboned
thyrsos and holding in lowered r. hand kantharos; at his feet l. the panther, std. l. with
raised paw and looking up to him.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. 3130 (for the type only)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) 8.18.8.5
rare, F/F+, blunt green patina

Ok, it could be that a letter was omitted. We can ask which letter has been forgotten, V or N? I suggest it was the V. To forget the N of NIKOPOL is hardly conceivable. So we have a N which subsequently was altered to V. I think we see on these coins the attempt of the die cutter to correct his error so that the tooled letter could be used as V and N simultaneously.
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2012)8_18_8_5corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.08.05 #319 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28, 11.69g, 28.08mm, 0°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AV K.M.AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V FL OVLPIANOVN - I - KOPOLI PROC I (VN ligate!)
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand ribboned
thyrsos and holding in lowered r. hand kantharos; at his feet l. the panther, std. l. with
raised paw and looking up to him.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) 8.18.8.5
F+, blunt black-green patina, some corrosion

An interesting legend error:
The ligate VN seems to be a correction of an error of the die cutter. I think he has forgotten to cut the last V of OVLPIANOV and has then changed the N of NIKOPOLI so that it could be read as V and N simultaneously. I have another type with the same ligature of Novius Rufus for Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.47.1
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_8_10cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.08.10 cf.4 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 16, 2.97g, 16.27mm, 180°
obv. M AVR KAI - ANTWNNOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - PROC ICTR
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots, chlamys over l.shoulder, stg. frontal, head l., resting with
raised l. hand on thyrsos and holding in extended r. hand bunch of grapes
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1495, pl. XVI, 28 (1 ex., Imhoof)
b) Varbanov 2951
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. cf. No. 8.18.8.10 (Dionysos with kantharos, Dionysos with grapes not listed!)
obv. e.g. 8.18.8.10 (same die)
rare, F, brown patina
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2017)8_18_9_9-13(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.09.11 (plate coin)4 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 17, 3.65g, 17.04mm, 180°
obv. M AV KAI - ANTONNO (read from outward)
Bust draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLIT - P - ROC ICTR
Dionysos, nude, stg. frontal, looking l., resting with raised l. hand on ribboned thyrsos and
pouring from kantharos in extended r. hand
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1496 (for the rev. only)
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. #2952 (= AMNG 1496)
c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.8.9.11 (this coin)
F, dark green patina
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2013)8_18_10_2corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.10.02 (plate coin)31 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 26, 10.10g, 25.89mm, 195°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VPA OOVIN TERTV[LLOV] NIKOPO ROC(sic!) I
Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, head l., holding kerykeion in l. arm
and in extended r. hand purse
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1521 (1 ex., Löbbecke)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3120 (cites AMNG 1521)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.10.2 (plate coin)
rare, F+, dark green patina

In all references the end of the rev. legend is unreadable! Here it is obviously ROC I, a legend error!
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nikopolis_caracalla_unbekannt.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.20.02 (plate coin)59 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 30, 15.8g, 29.81mm, 225°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV KM AVRHLI - ANTWNINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VPA AVR GALLOV - NEIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
Asklepios, in himation, drapery over l. arm, stg. frontal, head l., leaning on
serpent staff l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.20.2 (plate coin)
very rare, about VF

Die fault on the bottom of rev. legend of the Pi of VPA and some smoothing (Curtis Clay)
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrJ(2011)8_18_20_9.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.20.1227 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 196-197
AE 16, 1.80g, 16.26mm, 0°
obv. M AV KAI ANT - WNINOC
Bare head r.
rev. NIKOPO - LI PROC I
Asklepios, in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on snake staff set in armpit, l. hand at hip
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2927a
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.20.12
rare, about VF, glossy dark green patina
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2015)8_18_20_10.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.20.126 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 196-198
AE 16, 1.80g, 16.26mm, 0°
obv. M AV KAI ANT - WNINOC
Bare head r.
rev. NIKOPO - LI PROC I
Asklepios, in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on snake staff set in arm pit
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2927a
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.20.12 (same dies)
rare, about VF, glossy dark green patina
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2017)8_18_20_9-11cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.20.13 (plate coin)15 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 18, 2.39g, 18.37mm, 15°
obv. [AV K M A] - ANTWNINO
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOL - PROC ICT
Asklepios in himation stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. arm on his snake staff set in armpit, l.
hand akimbo
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.20.13 (this coin)
VF, dark green patina, small flan damage on rev.
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrJ8_18_21_2corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.21.0331 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 26, 10.67g, 26.33mm, 210°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K.M.AVR. - ANTWNEINO - C (NE ligate)
laureate head r.
rev. VPA AVR GALLOV NIKOPOLITWN / PROC ICTR
Asklepiad Trias: On l. side Hygieia in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head r., feeding snake in r.
arm from patera in l. hand, on r. side Asklepios, in himation, stg. facing, l. hand akimbo, resting
with r. hand on snake-staff; between them small child, in short girded chiton with free arms, stg. frontal,
head r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1549 var. (legend, has ICTRO)
AMNG I/1, 1550 var. (depiction, pl. XVII, 9)
obv. AMNG I/1, 1551
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.21.3 (same dies)
about VF, slightly rough

Usually the small child is called Telesphoros. But Telesphoros is distinguishable by its hooked mantle. And here the child obviously wears a short chiton! So it can't be Telesphoros! Please take a look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'.
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrJ(2012)8_18_35_4.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.35.0441 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 28, 10.61g, 28.44mm, 30°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed with scale armour, laureate, r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAN NI - KOPOLIN(sic!) PROC I
Nemesis-Aequitas, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm goad and in
extended r. hand scales; at her feet l. the wheel
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1576
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.35.4
F+

Bust, draped and cuirassed with scale armour is very rare.
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nikopolis_caracalla_Varbanov3005.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.35.09 (plate coin)56 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 196-198
AE 18, 2.68g, 17.69mm, 225°
obv. M AVR KAI - ANTWNINo
Youthful head of Caracalla r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICT
Nemesis/Aequitas, in long clothes, stg. frontal, head l., holding rod in l. arm
and scales in r. hand; the wheel r.(!) behind her.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1491 (rev. only)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3005
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.35.9 (plate coin)
scarce, VF, dark green patina
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_36_2cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.36.02 var. (rev. only)6 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 26, 13.79g, 25.78mm, 0°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV K M [AVR] - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VPA OOVI TERTVL - LOV NIKO PROC I[C?]
Homonoia stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand
patera
ref. a) not in AMNG
cf. AMNG I/1, 1527 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018):
rev. cf. No. 8.18.36.2 (with altar, different legend)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.36.1
possibly unpublished
F, dark green patina, central corrosion
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2015)8_18_36_16corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.36.17 (plate coin)9 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 18, 3.21g, 18.28mm, 210°
obv. AV K M A - ANTWNIN
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - T - PROC IC
Homonoia in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand
patera.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.36.17 (this coin)
about VF, stripped
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_36_17(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.36.17 (rev. only)0 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 17, 2.61g, 16.82mm, 180°
obv. AV K M A - ANTWNI
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOL - I PROC ICT
Homonoia in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm
and in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1595 (only for the type)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.18.36.17 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.48.7 var. (has ANTWNIN, but legend worn)
F+, brown patina
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nikopolis_caracalla_HJ8_18_38_4var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.38.06 (plate coin)23 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 27, 10.98g, 26.73mm, 30°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V FV(sic!) OVLPIAN - NIKOPOLIT PR (PR ligate)
in ex. OC I
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and in r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1579 var. (different legend breaks and without legend error)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3158 var. (without legend error)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.38.6 (plate coin)
F-/F+, dark green patina

Interesting legend error!
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_38_12var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.38.12 var. (rev. only)7 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 17, 3.01g, 17.30mm, 180°
obv. M.AV.K. - ANTWNIN
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - TWN PROC I
Tyche, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1490 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristovs/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.18.38.12 var. (has PROC ICTR)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.14.14 (same die)
probably unpublished
rare, VF, brown patina

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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2017)8_18_38_15corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.38.15 corr. (plate coin)5 viewsCaracalla, AD 198-217
AE 26, 8.87g, 26.67mm, 0°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNEINOC
Laureate head r.
rev. VP AV.GALLOV - NIKOPOLITW / PROC (without I)
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal and looking l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in
extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1558 ( ex., Paris, Philippopolis)
b) Varbanov 3038
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.38.15 corr. (this coin, writes PROC I)
F+, green deposits on rev.
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2017)8_18_38_9var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ (2018) 8.18.38.16 (plate coin)6 viewsCaracalla, 198-217
AE 27, 12.60g, 27.06mm, 210°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWN[INOC]
laureate head r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAN - NIKOPOLI / PROC
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/!, 1579 var. (has NIKOPOLI PROC I)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.18.38.16 (this coin)
F, dark green patina
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_8_38_11var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ(2018) 8.18.38.11 var. (rev. only)6 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 18, 3.51g
obv. M AV KAI ANTWNIN
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. NEIKOPOLI - TWN PROC I
Tyche, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in
extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1490 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.18.38.11 var. (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.8.12 corr. (writes ANTWNINOC)
F+, brown patina
Pedigree:
Savoca Coins, Blue Auction 22, Lot 865
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nikopolis_caracalla_HrHJ(2018)8_18_38_11var(rev)_.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 18. Caracalla, HrHJ(2018) 8.18.38.11. var. (rev. only)6 viewsCaracalla as Caesar, AD 195-198
AE 18, 2.73g, 17.91mm, 30°
obv. M AV KAI ANTWNINO
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - TWN PROC I
Tyche, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1490 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. cf. No. 8.18.38.11 (for the type only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.18.8.12
probably unpublished
rare, brown patina

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nikopolis_caracalla_geta_HrHJ(2018)8_20_34_1.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 20. Caracalla & Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.20.34.016 viewsCaracalla & Geta as Caesar, AD 198-201
AE 26, 9.87g, 25.5mm, 225°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV.K.M.AVR.ANTONINOC.K.L.CEP. / .KAI GETAC (small c above G)
Busts of Caracalla, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r., and Geta, draped, bare-headed, l.
rev. VPA OOV TERTVLLOV.NIKOPOLIT[WN] / [PROC I]
Emperor (Severus), bearded, in military cloak and with boots, stg. frontal, looking l., resting with raised l.
hand on spear and holding in extended r. hand small Nike
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1624 (1 ex., München)
b) Varbanov 3167 (R9)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.20.34.1 corr.
Extremely rare (R9), F+, porous
Pedigree:
ex coll. Tom Cederlind
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

Small c above G of GETAC not mentioned. At No. 8.20.32.1 Pick writes: "The small c naturally belongs to KAIC". So on this coin Geta has the titel KAICAR twice: (1) As K in K L CEP, and (2) as KAIC below the busts.
Pick writes "in ex. PROC I". But here and on the depicted coin in HrHJ (2018) the ex. seems to be outside the flan.

One of the rarest coins of Nikopolis. HrHJ (2018) does know of only 1 ex. of this type. So it was called R10. Now this 2nd ex. turned up and the rarity has to be reduced to R9. And BTW It's the only coin of Nikopolis depicting the entire Severan family on one coin!
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nikopolis_caracalla_geta_HrHJ(2013)8_20_1_1.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 20. Caracalla&Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.20.01.0122 viewsCaracalla & Geta, 198-201
AE 25, 10.64g, 25.45g, 225°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV.K.M.AVR.ANTWNINOC.K.L.CEP / KAI GETAC
Confronting busts of Caracalla, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r., and Geta, draped, bare-headed, l.
rev. VPA OOV TERTOVLLOV NIKOPOLI PROC I
Zeus in himation stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding in outstretched r.
hand patera; at his feet the eagle stg. l. and looking up to him
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1622 (2 ex., Bukarest, London)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3168 corr. (citing AMNG 1622 but writes in error 'Zeus enthroned l.')
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.20.1.1
very rare (R7), F+/about VF, deep black-green patina, slightly rough
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nikopolis_plautilla_HrHJ(2015)8_21_15_1.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 21. Plautilla, HrHJ (2018) 8.21.15.018 viewsPlautilla, AD 202-205
AE 26, 13.34g, 26.16mm, 210°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. FOVL.PLAV - TILLA CEBAC
Bust, draped, wearing stephane, r.
rev. VPA AVR GALLOV - NEIKOPOLIT PR. / OC IC
Aphrodite Pudica, nude, stg. frontal, covering her private parts with her hands
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3202
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.21.15.1 (same dies)
rare (R6), S+

The statue of Aphrodite Pudica goes back to the statue of Aphrodite of Knidos by Praxiteles, created 350-340 BC. This motive was then taken up by the Capitoline Venus.
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nikopolis_geta_HrHJ(2013)8_22_1_4var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.01.04 var. (plate coin)13 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 29, 9.85g, 28.67mm, 30°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AVT K P CE - P GETAC AV
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAC(sic!) NIKOPOLI / PROC IC. (N revers)
Eagle with half-open wings stg. frontal on small base, head with wreath in beak turned r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 1.22.1.4 var. (plate coin, has OVLPIAN)
about VF, dark green patina

Legend error
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nikopolis_geta_HrHJ(2018)8_22_1_7var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.01.07 corr.7 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 17, 2.52g, 17.26mm, 225°
obv. L AVR KAI - GETAC
Bust, draped, seen from before, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal, head with wreath in beak turned r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1643 (1 ex., Berlin)
b) Varbanov 3249 corr. (cites AMNG 1643, but writes "Bust bare-headed r.",
missing "draped")
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.22.1.7 var. (has PROC ICTR)
obv. e.g. No. 8.22.7.2 (same die)
F
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nikopolis_geta_HrHJ(2015)8_22_1_8corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.01.08 (plate coin)3 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 17, 3.12g, 16.88mm, 330°
obv. L AV K - GETAC
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPO - PROC ICT
Eagle with half open wings stg. frontal, head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.22.1.8 (this coin)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_geta_HrHJ(2013)8_22_1_9var(rev).JPG
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.01.11 (plate coin)14 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 209-212
AE 17, 3.54g, 16.87mm, 30°
obv. LOV AV KAICAR GETAC
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICT
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak erected r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1643 var. (has PROC IC)
obv. e.g. AMNG I/1, 1645 var. (has "Bust, draped and cuirassed", in error? All types with this obv.
legend have "Bust, draped only")
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.22.1.11 (plate coin)
scarce, F+, blue green patina
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nikopolis_geta_HrHJ(2018)8_22_4_3corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.04.03 corr.4 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 27, 11.09g, 27.21mm, 225°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AVT K P CE - P GETAC AV
Laureate head r.
rev. [V F]L OVLPIAN - NIKOPOLI / [PROC I]
Athena, in long double chiton, helmeted, stg. frontal, head r., resting with raised r.
hand on spear and holding in lowered l. hand shield set on small base
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1664 var.(has NIKOPOLIT)
b) Varbanov 3275 var. (= AMNG 1664)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.22.4.3 corr. (writes NIKOPOLIT)
F, light green patina

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nikopolis_geta_HrHJ(2017)8_22_4_8.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.04.08 (plate coin)5 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 28, 11.38g, 27.91mm, 225°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AVT K P CE - P GETAC AV
Laureate head r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAN N - IKOPOLIT [PROC I]
Athena, helmeted, in long double chiton and mantle, stg. frontal, head r., resting with
raised r. hand on spear and holding in lowered l. hand shield set on ground
ref.: a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) 8.22.4.8 (this coin)
possibly unpublished
F, corroded
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nikopolis_geta_Herakles_barbaric__2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.14.04 (plate coin)22 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 19, 1.68g, 18.89-16.31mm, 0°
obv. L C KAI - [GETAC]
Bare head r.
rev. NIKOPO - [PROC I]CTR
Herakles, nude, stg. frontal, head l., with r. hand resting on club, l. hand
outstretched sidewards
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.22.14.4 (plate coin)
F-F+, glossy dark green patina, obv. double struck
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nikopolis_geta_Varbanov3210cf.JPG
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.16.07 (plate coin)28 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 20, 4.64g, 20.45mm, 210°
obv. AV KP CE - P GETAC
Bust, bearded, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. NIKOPO - LITWN
Eros, winged, nude, with crossed legs stg. frontal, resting on reversed torch, set
on altar(?)
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) cf. Varbanov 3210
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.22.16.7 (plate coin)
d) Lawrence/Jarman Prolegomena Eros (without number)
rare, about VF, nice green patina

Until now Eros was only known for Geta as Caesar! The second known ex. (Francis Jarman)
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nikopolis_geta_AMNG1673.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.35.01 (plate coin)30 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 28, 12.6g, 27.61mm, 30°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AVT KP CE - P GETAC AV
bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V FL OVLPIANOV NIKOPOLIT / PROC I
Nemesis-Aequitas, in long garment, stg. frontal, head l., holding in r. hand scales and in l. arm scourge(?); l. at her feet the wheel.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1673 (3 ex., 2 in Berlin, 1 in St.Petersburg)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3294
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.22.35.1 (plate coin)
about VF, nice deep green patina

The rev. is from the same as AMNG 1577 for Caracalla.
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nikopolis_geta_AMNG1641cf_unbekannt.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.36.04 (plate coin)20 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 17, 2.3g, 16.91mm, 15°
obv. [L AVR] K - GETAC
Bare head, r.
rev. NIIKOPOL(sic!) - [PROC I]
Homonoia in long garment, mantle over l. arm, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in
l. arm and patera in extended r. hand.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1641 var. (has NIKOPOL and kalathos)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3212 var. (same)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.22.36.4 (plate coin)
F+
Pedigree:
ex Colosseum Coins

The ex. which Pick has seen seems to have been unclear because Pick couldn't identify the object in the hand nor the rev. legend.

Legend error!
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nikopolis_geta_HrHJ(2013)8_22_38cf.JPG
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.38.01 (plate coin)42 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 25, 9.96g, 25.38mm, 180°
struck under governor Aurelius Gallus
obv. [L CEPTIMI G]ETAC KAICAR
Bust, draped, seen from front, bare-headed, r.
rev. VPA AVR GALLOV.NIKOPOLI / PROC IC
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm
and in extended r. hand rudder.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1658 var.
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3265 var. (= AMNG 1658)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.22.38.1 (plate coin)
very rare (R6), about VF, dark green patina

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nikopolis_geta_HrJ(2011)88_22_47_2-3cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 22. Geta, HrHJ (2018) 8.22.47.04 (plate coin)18 viewsGeta, AD 209-212
AE 27, 8.67g, 26.63mm, 210°
struck under governor Flavius Ulpianus
obv. AVT KP CE - P GETAC AV
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. V FL OVLPIAN - NIKOPOLIT / PROC I
Eagle with half-opened wings stg. frontal on high altar, decorated with ribbons, head with
wreath in beak erected r.; on both sides a standard with a wreath atop
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1676 var. (different depiction, IC in ex.)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3302 var. (= AMNG 1676, but not mentioned)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.22.47.4 (plate coin)
F, dirty olive-brown patina
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2017)8_23_1_19corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.01.19 (plate coin)9 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 14.13g, 26.95mm, 180°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPEL CEVH - ROC MAKRINOC
Laureate head r.
rev. [VP CTATI LONGI]NOV NIKOPOLITWN / PROC ICT / RON
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal, head with wreath in beak turned l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1785 var. (has ICT / RW)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.1.19 (this coin)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_macrinus_AMNG1728cf(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.03.01 (plate coin)29 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 12.43g, 26.09mm, 195°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT KM OPELL - CEV MAKRINOC
Bust, cuirassed with scale armor, laureate, r.
rev. VP CTA LONGINOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
Hera, in long garment, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on sceptre and holding patera in
extended r. hand
ref. a) so not in AMNG:
obv. AMNG I/1, 1731
rev. AMNG I/1, 1759 (legend)
AMNG I/1, 1728 (depiction)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.3.1 (plate coin)
scarce, F+, stripped
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2018)8_23_5_7.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.05.0710 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 11.91g, 26.62mm, 210°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPELL - CEV MAKRINOC
Bust cuirassed with scale armour, laureate, r.
rev. Demeter in long garment and mantle, veiled, stg. frontal, looking l., resting with raised l. hand on long burning torch and holding in raised r. hand 3 grain-ears
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1731 (3 ex., Leake, St. Petersburg, Sestini)
b) Varbanov 3513 corr. (= AMNG 1731, but writes "std. l., wearing kalathos")
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.5.7
F+, green patina
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2015)8_23_5_8corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.05.0812 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 13.65g, 26.83mm, 15°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPEL CEV - H MAKRINOC
Bust, cuirassed (with gorgoneion on breast plate?), seen from front, laureate, r.
rev. VP.CTA.LONGINOV.NIKOPOLITWN.PROC ICT
Demeter in long chiton and mantle over her shoulders, stg. frontal, head l., resting with
raised r. hand on long burning torch, entwined by snake, and holding in extended r. hand
grain ears over open cista mystica from which snake is emerging r.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
for the rev. see AMNG I/1, [1730], (1 ex., Wiczay, lost)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #3477 (= AMNG 1730)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.5.8
very rare, F+/about VF, brown patina

The obv. of this type is unusual in that here the cuirassed bust is seen from front (to show the gorgoneion?). Usually the cuirassed busts are seen from behind to show the cuirass
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrJ8_23_6_1.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.06.0143 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 25, 10.94g, 25.28mm, 210°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT KM OPELLI CEV - [MAKREINOC]
Bust, cuirassed with scale armour, laureate, r.
rev. VP CTA LONGINOV [NI - K]OPOLITWN PROC I
Serapis, in himation, stg, frontal, head l., holding in l. arm curved sceptre and raising r. hand in greeting
attitude.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1727 (1 ex., Wien)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3444
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.6.1
about VF/F+
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nikopolis_macrinus_AMNG1735.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.07.0633 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 9.76g, 25.5mm, 195°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT KM OPPELI CEV - [MAKREINOC]
Bust, cuirassed with scale armor, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP CTA L[ONGINOV NIKOPOLITWN] PROC I
Apollo, nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding bow vertically in l. arm and laurel branch in extended r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1735, pl. XV, 5 (same rev. die)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3435 (same dies)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.7.56 (same dies)
scarce (R5), about VF/F+

Pick: The object in Apollo's extended r. hand is surely a laurel branch; but otherwise Apollo seems to be depicted in this way nowhere.
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2015)8_23_7_11.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.07.12 #118 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 12.78g, 27.02mm, 0°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPEL CEV - MAKREINOC AV
laureate head r.
rev. VP CTA LONGINOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRW (OV ligate)
Apollo, nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding in lowered l. hand laurel branch and in extended r. hand patera over
burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.7.12 (same dies)
scarce, F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2018)8_23_7_12_#2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.07.12 #28 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 12.51g, 27.36mm, 15°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPEL CEV. - MAKREINOC AV
laureate head r.
rev. VP CTA LONGINOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRW (OV ligate)
Apollo, nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding in lowered l. hand laurel branch and in
extended r. hand patera over burning garlanded altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.7.12 (same dies) #2
scarce, F+/about VF, black patina
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nikopolis_macrinus_AMNG1737.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.07.15 (plate coin)28 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 12.63g, 26.31mm, 15°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT KM OPEL CEV - MAKREINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP CTA LONGINOV NIK - OPOLITWN PROC ICT (NG and OV ligate)
Apollo (or Bonus Eventus?), nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding laurel-branch in
lowered l. hand and patera in extended r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1737 (1 ex., Paris)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3519
c) Pat Lawrence r7v corr. (writes OS I but has ICT too)
d) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.7.15 (plate coin)
about VF/F+, glossy black green patina
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2013)8_23_10_8corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.10.08 (plate coin)10 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 9.74g, 25.99mm, 0°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. AV K OPPEL CE - VH MAKREINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP AGRIPPA NI - KOPOLITWN PROC / [ICT]
Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, head l., head l., holding kerykeion in
l. arm and in extended r. hand purse; at his feet l. the cock
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1692 var. (has MAKRINOC)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #3362 (different bust, but cites AMNG 1692)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.10.8 (plate coin)
F+
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2018)8_23_35_neu.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.35.- 3 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 13,62mm
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPELLI CEVH - MAKRINOC
Laureate head r.
rev. VP - CTATI LONGINOV NIKOPOLITWN PRO
in l. and r. field C - IC
in ex. TRW
Aequitas in long garment, StG. frontal, holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r.
hand scales
ref. a) cf. AMNG I/1, [1771], (1 ex., Neapel) (has PROC ICTRW without break)
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in HrHJ (2018):
rev. no Aequitas listed for Longinus under Macrinus
obv. e.g. No. 8.23.1.10 (same die)
rare, F+, dark green patina

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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2015)8_23_35_4var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.35.05 (plate coin)6 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 9.16g, 25.95mm, 180°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPELLI CE - VH MAKRINOC
Laureate head r.
rev. VP CTA LONGINOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC / ICTR
Nemesis-Aequitas, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cubit
and in extended r. hand scales
ref. a) not in AMNG:
AMNG I/1, 1770 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.35.5 (this coin)
F+/F
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2015)8_23_35_10corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.35.12 (plate coin)7 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 11.49g, 27.31mm, 180°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. [AVT K M] OPELLI CEV. - MAKREINOC
Laureate head r.
rev. VPA CTA LONGINOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC I / CTRW
Nemesis/Aequitas, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm goad
and in extended r. hand scales; at her feet the wheel
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1769
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3573 corr. (writes VP L CTA, but here it is clearly VPA!)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.35.12 (this coin)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrJ(2012)8_23_35_14.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.35.1714 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 12.08g, 25.69mm, 180°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. [AVT KM OPE]LLI CEV - MAK[REINOC]
laureate head r.
rev. VP CTA LON[GINOV - NIKO - POLITWN PR]OC IC
Nemsis-Aequitas in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in
extended r. hand scales; at her feet l. the wheel
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1772
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.35.17
F, dark green patina
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrJ(2011)8_23_35_16.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.35.1920 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 12.76g, 26.35mm, 180°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. [AV]T KM OPPELI CEVH - MAK[RINOC]
laureate head r.
rev. [VP CTATIOV LONG]IN - OV NIKOPOLITWN PRO
in l. and r. field C - IC
in ex. TRW
Aequitas in long garment and mantle, diademed, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in
r. hand scales
ref. a) AMNG I/1, [1771] var. (different rev. legend)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3571 (same dies, cites in error AMNG 1773)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.35.19
scarce, F+, dark green patina with light green highlights
Pedigree:
ex. J.P.Righetti inventory #10166
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2015)8_23_36_24var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.36.13 (plate coin)5 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 28, 11.78g, 27.68mm, 0°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPEL CEV - MAKREINOC AV
laureate head r.
rev. VP CTA LONGINOV NIKO - POLITWN PROC ICTR (NG and OV ligate)
Homonoia in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in
extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.36.13 (this coin)
F, stripped
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2017)8_23_36_19(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.36.19 (plate coin)6 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 25, 9.15g, 25.2mm, 0°
struck under Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPELLI. - CEV MAKRINOC
Bust, cuirassed, gorgoneion on breastplate(?), on l. shoulder aegis(?), seen from before,
laureate, r.
rev. VP CTATIOV LONGINOV NIKOPOLITWN PRO
in l. and r. field C I - CT
in ex. RW
Homonoia in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, looking l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae
and in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) not in AMNG I/1:
cf. AMNG, 1775 (different obv., break in rev. legend)
b) not in Varbanov:
cf. #3569 (different obv.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No.8.23.36.19 (this coin)
rare, F+, light corrosion
pedigree:
ex Colosseum Coin Exchange

From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
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nikopolis_macrinus_Varbanov3420.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.38.01 #2 (plate coin)13 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 9.41g, 27.11mm, 15°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. AVT K M OPPEL CEV - [H MAKREINOC]
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP AGRIPPA NI - KOPOLITWN PROC / ICTRW
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l.
arm cornucopiae and in outstretched r. hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3420 (same dies)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.38.1 (plate coin)
F+
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2013)8_23_38_5var.JPG
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.38.07 (plate coin)9 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 14.87g, 26.69mm, 0°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT K M OPEL CEV - MAKREINOC
Bust, cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP.CTA.LONGINOV.NIK - OPOLITWN PROC ICT / .
Tyche in Long garment and mantle, wearing Kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., Holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in
extended r. Hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1780 var. (different legend distribution)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3491 var. (= AMNG 1780)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.38.7 (this coin)
F+/F, dark green patina
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrJ(2011)8_23_38_6corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.38.08 (plate coin)32 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 13.19g, 26.73mm, 180°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT KM OPEL CEVH - MAKREINOS AVG
laureate head r.
rev. VP CTA LONGINOV NIKO - POLITWN PROC ICTRW (OV and TR ligate)
Tyche Euposia, in long girded double chiton and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and in r. hand rudder; on cornucopiae infant Plutos std. l., stretching arms for Tyche
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1781 corr. (2 Ex., Wien, Sestini):
Plutos not mentioned!
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3503 corr. (Plutos not mentioned!)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.38.8 (plate coin)
F+, green patina, Portrait!

Pick: Sestini mentions that the coin is unusual small, the only piece he knows of this size with the name of the governor; but it should be the usual denomiation and the flan was a bit small by chance. This piece has the usual size.
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2015)8_23_38_4-8cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.38.11 (plate coin)9 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 28, 12.25g, 28.13mm, 0°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. [AVT K M O]PELIOC - CEVH MAKRINOC
Laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP CTA LONOGIN(sic!) - OV NIKOPOLITWN (NO ligate)
in l. and r. field PR - OC
in ex. ICTRON
Tyche, diademed, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand scales; without wheel
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.38.11 (this coin)
very rare, F, black green patina

What has had the die cutter in mind when he cuts LONOGIN? Accidentally I got recently a coin of Elagabal from Nikopolis [HrHJ (2018) 8.26.7.10] with the same NO in ligation, but here in ANTWNINOC it has made sense. Nevertheless it is only the second time I have seen this strange NO where the O is added like a half moon to the preceding N.
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nikopolis_macrinus_HrHJ(2018)8_25_5_6(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.05.06 (rev. only, for Diadumenian)18 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 11.43g, 26.37mm, 180°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. AVT K OPPEL - MAKRINO --- C
Bust, cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r., aegis on l. shoulder, gorgoneion on breast
plate
rev. VP AGRIPPA - NIKOPOLITWN / PROC ICT / [RW]
Demeter in long double chiton, veiled, stg. frontal and looking l., resting
with raised l. hand on long burning torch and holding in lowered r. hand grain-ears over
burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018)
rev. No. 8.25.5.6 (for Diadumenian, same die)
obv. from an unknown die
probably unpublished
rare, about VF/F+, glossy dark green patina

A new example for a parallel issue for members of the imperial family!
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nikopolis_diadumenian_AMNG1830.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.01.13 (plate coin)101 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 27, 11.9g, 26.61mm, 225°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. [K]M OPPEL DIADOVMENIAN[OC]
bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. VP CTATIOV LON - GINOV NIKOPOLIT
in l. and r. field WN - PR
in ex. [O]C ICTRW
Zeus, nude, standing frontal, head l., holding patera in r. hand and chlamys
over l. shoulder, leaning with l. hand on long sceptre.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1830 (1 ex., Milano)
b) Varbanov (engl.)3787 (this coin, but cites AMNG 1830 under #3783)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.25.1.13 (plate coin)
Rare, about VF, glossy black patina
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nikopolis_diadumenian_HrJ8_25_20_2(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.20.03 #1 (plate coin)34 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 28, 12.40g, 28.12mm, 0°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. K M OPPEL ANTWNI DIADOVMENIANO - C
Bare head r.
rev. VP AGRIPPA NIKO - POLITWN PROC ICTRW
Asklepios in himation, nude to waist, snake stuff under r. shoulder, stg. frontal. looking l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1805
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3670 (cites AMNG 1805, correct description, wrong pic!)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.25.20.3 (plate coin)
F+, nearly black patina
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nikopolis_diadumenian_HrHJ(2013)8_25_20_03_#2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.20.03 #2 (plate coin)40 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 27, 10.91g, 26.65mm, 0°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
obv. K M OPPEL ANTWNI DIADOVMENIANO - C
Bare head r.
rev. VP AGRIPPA NIKO - POLITWN PROC ICTRW
Asklepios, in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on snake staff set in arm pit, l. hand at hip
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1805
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3670
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.25.20.3 (plate coin)
about VF, dark green patina
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nikopolis_diadumenian_HrHJ(2013)8_25_35_1cf.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.35.02 (plate coin)16 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 27, 11.94g, 26.27mm, 15°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. K M OPPEL [ANTWN DIA]DOVMENIANOC
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. VP CTATIOV LONGI - NOV NIKOPO[LITWN]
in l. and r. field PR - OC
in ex. [ICTRW]
Aequitas, in long garment and mantle, diademed, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in lowered r. hand scales
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1860 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
cf. #3773 (= AMNG 1860)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.25.35.2 (plate coin)
scarce (R5), about VF, glossy dark green patina, smoothed
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nikopolis_diadumenian_HrJ(2012)8_25_36_14corr.JPG
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.36.19 (plate coin)11 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 22, 6.00g, 21.75mm, 0°
obv. [K M] OPELLI DIADOVMENIANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, bare-headed, r.
rev. NIKOPOLITWN PROCC(sic!) ICTRO.
Homonoia in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in
l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1873 (4 ex.)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3619
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.25.36.19 (plate coin)
d) Megaw NIC3.2a
rare, F/F+, dark green patina

Legend error!
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nikopolis_diadumenian_HrHJ(2017)8_25_38_1var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.38.01 var.7 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 25, 10.15g, 25.41mm, 180°
struck under governor Claudius Agrippa
obv. K M OPPEL ANTWNEI DIADOVMENIANO - c
bare head r.
rev. V KLAV AGRIPPA - NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICT
in l. and r. field R - ON
Tyche wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in
extended r. hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1819 (like ex. #2, Wien)
b) Varbanov 3626 var. (has ANTWNI)
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.25.38.1 (same die)
obv. e.g. 8.25.38.1 var. (has ANTWNI, writes ANTWNEI in error)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_diadumenian_AMNG1868_#1.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.38.1066 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 27, 11.42g, 27.03g, 0°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. M OP[PELI DIADOV] - MENIANOC KAI
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. VP CTA LONGINOV N - IKOPOL[ITWN PROC IC]
Tyche Euposia, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head turned r., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and rudder in
outstretched r. hand; on the cornucopiae std. infant Ploutos l.!
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1868 (1 ex., Munich)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3716 (cites AMNG 1868 but writes 'child seated at her feet')
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.25.38.10
rare, F+, dark green patina

Svoronos, who has described this coin first, interprets the child correct for sure as Ploutos. We have to see the goddes possibly as the same personification which is named EVPOCIA on coins of Hierapolis in Phrygia. It should be noted that the title EVPOCIARXHC occurs in our region, in Odessos and Tomis, too.
There is another similar type, AMNG 1866 (2 ex. in Paris and Mandl). Pick writes: It is possible, that the small Ploutos on these two coins was overlooked!
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nikopolis_diadumenian_AMNG1868_#2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.38.1142 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 25, 8.83g, 25.06mm, 45°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. [K M OPPELI DIA - DOVMENIANOC]
Bust, draped, bare-headed, r.
rev. [VP CTA LONGINOV] NI - KOPOLITWN PROC IC [TRON?]
Tyche Euposia, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l.(?), holding cornucopiae in l. arm and rudder in
outstretched r. hand; on the cornucopiae std. a small child (Ploutos) l.!
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1868 var. (has break as N - IKO)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3716 (cites AMNG 1868 but writes 'child seated at her feet')
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.25.38.11
very rare, F, green patina

Even though the coin is in a bad state Ploutos can clearly be seen! The goddess is the same as on No. 8.25.38.9 with head turned l.! Sadly all depicted coins are very worn.
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nikopolis_diadumenian_HJ8_25_38_9.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.38.12 #238 viewsDiadumenian, AD 217-218
AE 27, 12.19g, 26.82g, 30°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. K M OPELLI DIA - DOVM[EN]IANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, bare-headed, r.
rev. [VP CTA LON]GINOV NI - KOPOLITWN PROC I / CTRON (a bit smaller)
Tyche Euposia, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal and
looking r., holding in l. arm cornucopiae on which infant Ploutos std. l., and in r.
hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, [1867] var. (2 ex., Sofia, Sestini)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) not in Megaw
d) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.25.38.12 (same dies)
rare, F+/about VF, dark green patina

Pick doesn't mention the infant Ploutos (he didn't hold the coin in hand!) but writes: "Here too the infant Ploutos could have been overlooked."
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrJ8_26_1_9.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.01.1221 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 10.21g, 25.74mm, 15°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AV K M AVRH - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC (PR ligate)
in l. and r. field ICT - RO / N
Eagle with half-open wings, stg. frontal, head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1991 (4 ex., Berlin, Löbbecke, London, Wicsay, may be Vaillant and Mus. Arigoni too)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4007
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.1.12
VF, dark green patina, impressive centration dimples
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nikopolis_elagabal_AMNG1994.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.01.13 (plate coin)47 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 10.67g, 26.22mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AV K M AVRH - ANTWNINOC
laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN P / RO - C I / CT - O / N (sic!)
Eagle with spread wings, stg. frontal, head with wreath in beak l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1994 (1 ex., Löbbecke)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4010 var. (cites AMNG 1994 but has a different obv. legend and doesn't mention the drapery!)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2015) No. 8.26.1.13 (plate coin)
very rare, about VF
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

Pick writes: It seems that the R of ICTRON is missed. But it is possible that the O is a faint ligature of R and O. The portrait type with the drapery on the left shoulder is very rare.
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nikopolis_elagabal_HJ8_26_1_10.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.01.1415 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 12.35g, 26.66mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. [AVT K M AVRH] - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN P
in l. and r. field one below the other RO - C I / CT - O / N(sic!)
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal, head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1994
obv. AMNG I/1, 1997 (snake)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.1.14
F-/F+, dark green patina

Pick writes: "The R in ICTRON seems to be missed. But it is possible that the O actually is an indistinct ligation of R and O." Looking at this coin this suggestion is wrong.
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrJ(2011)8_26_1_15.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.01.1733 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 28, 13.07g, 27.62mm, 210°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC I.
l. and r. beneath wings C - T
l. and r. of l. leg R - O
in ex. N
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal, head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4009 (cites in error AMNG 1991)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.1.17
about VF

This is a remarkable portrait. The only one I have found. It resembles strongly some portraits of Severus Alexander from Markianopolis struck under Julius Festus.
The fact that the N in ex. is written over the base line is evidence that first the depiction was cut and after that the legend!
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nikopolis_elagabal_Elsen96_497.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.01.26 (plate coin)27 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 23, 6.4g, 22.98mm, 180°
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC.
Bust, cuirassed with scale armour, laureate, r.
rev. [NI]KOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON (ON ligate)
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on wreath, head turned r.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) cf. Blancon list 41, Nr.922 and Nr.924 (AE 16) (Thanks to Curtis Clay)
d) Elsen auction 96, lot 497 (same dies)
e) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.1.26 (plate coin)
Very rare, VF/about VF, dark green patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2013)8_26_3_4var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.03.05 (plate coin)36 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 12.64g, 30°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFo - V - NIKOPOLITWN PR / OC IC
Felicitas in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on
long kerykeion and holding in extended l. hand patera
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1971 var. (has ANTWNINOC)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
cf. #3897 (laureate head r.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.3.5 (plate coin)
scarce, VF, dark green patina
pedigree:
ex CNG Electronic Auction 32, lot 205
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrJ(2011)8_26_4_5corr(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.04.08 (plate coin)10 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 14.02g, 26.91mm, 150°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVR - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV N - I - KOPOLITWN PRO - C (PR ligate)
in upper l. field one below the other CITRO / N (TR ligate)
Athena in long girded double chiton and male, helmeted, stg. frontal, head l., rewsting with raised l. hand
on spear and holding with r. hand shield set on ground.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1920 (like ex. #2, Mionnet)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3984 var. (has ANTWNINOC, legend error not mentioned)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.4.8 (plate coin)
VF, glossy green patina

Pick reads in field CGRO / N
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nikopolis_elagabal_AMNG1905corr~0.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.05.03 #242 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 13.4g, 26.14mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVR - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, radiate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV - NI - KOPOLITWN PROC / ICTRON (last OV ligate)
Demeter, wearing long garment, stg. frontal, head l., holding grain-ears in
outstretched r. hand and resting with l. hand on long torch.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1905 corr. (1 ex., Philippopolis)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3958
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.5.3
F+, dark-green patina, some incrustations on obv.

Pick writes: "with grain-ears and sceptre stg.". But the rev. of his coin was so worn, that he takes the legends from an ex. from the coll. of Mandl.

Interesting: This is the only coin of Elagabal from Nikopolis with Demeter!
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2015)8_26_6_3(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.06.04 (plate coin)6 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 28, 12.87g, 27.86mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, radiate, r.
rev. VPA NOB ROV - F - OV N - IKOPOLITWN PR
in l. field one below the other OC / IC
in r. field one below the other TR / ON
Serapis in himation and wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, holding in l. arm long sceptre and
raising r. hand in greeting attitude
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1900 (like #1, St. Petersburg)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4061
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.6.4 (this coin)
about VF, black patina, flan crack at 1 o'clock
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2015)8_26_7_9corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.07.10 (plate coin)8 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 13.16g, 27.27mm, 0
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT M AVR - ANTWNINOC (NO ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV.NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTRON
Bonus Eventus, nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding in lowered l. hand branch with various
field crops and in extended r. hand patera over burning altar decorated with taenia
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.7.10 (this coin)
Scarce, about VF, dark green patina

(1) Usually Pick writes "Apollo (or Bonus Eventus?)". But here the deity is holding doubtless a branch with field crops. So it is not Apollo but Bonus Eventus! The description should be changed.
(2) The ligation of NO (very unusual!) in the obv. legend not mentioned.
(3) The dot in the rev. legend is very thick, like a small globe.
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2018)8_26_8_5-6(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.08.05/6 ( rev. only)4 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 12.16g, 26.57mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. [AVT M AVR - AN]TWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. [VP NOBIOV] ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN P[ROC IC / TRW]
Dionysos, with crossed legs, stg, frontal, looking r., resting with raised l.hand on ribboned
thyrsos and holding in lowered r. hand kantharos
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1930
b) not in Varbanov
c) not in Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018):
rev. No. 8.26.8.5/6 (same die)
obv. e.g. No. 8.26.1.5 (same die)
possibly unpublished
rare, F, dark green patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2015)8_26_8_7.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.08.084 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 18, 4.16g, 17.99mm, 330°
obv. [AVT M] AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. N[IKOPO]LITWN PROC ICTRON
Dionysos, nude, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on ribboned thyrsos and holding in extended r.
hand bunch of grapes
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.8.8 (same dies)
rare, F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2015)8_26_9_6var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.09.06 var. (plate coin)30 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 12.08g, 26.47mm, 330°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVR - ANTWKEINOC(sic!)
laureate head r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PRO (PR ligate)
in l. field one below the other C IC / TR
in r. field ON
Nike in long double chiton, stg. frontal, head l., holding palm branch in l. arm and in raised
r. hand wreath; at her feet r. a shield
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1925 var. (without legend error)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4025 var. (= AMNG 1925)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.9.6. var. (this coin)
F/F+, blunt black green patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2015)8_26_10_-_neu.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.10.07 (plate coin)9 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 11.20g, 26.82mm, 165°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVR - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, radiate, r.
rev. VP CTA[ LO?N]OBIOV NI - KOPOLITWN PROC IC / [TRW?]
in l. and r. upper field ROV - FOV (last OV ligate)
Hermes, nude, chlamys over l. shoulder, wearing boots, stg. frontal, head l., holding
kerykeion in l. arm and purse in extended r. hand
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.10.7 (this coin)
extremely rare, F, dark green patina

Comment by Curtis Clay (thanks!):
Presumably it was an old die of Longinus under Macrinus, with the governor's name altered in the die to Novius Rufus so that it could be used under Elagabalus.

The original legend began
VP CTA LONGINOV NI - KO etc.
LONGINOV was then altered in the die to
LONOBIOV, the first two letters LO perhaps being eradicated.
ROV - FOV was added in the field, and presto!, a usable die naming Novius Rufus under Elagabalus.

In HHJ 2012, I cannot find this actual rev. die in its original state being used to strike coins naming Longinus under Macrinus. Maybe such coins will eventually turn up, or maybe the die was engraved under Macrinus but for some reason never used to actually strike coins.

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nikopolis_elagabal_HrJ(2011)8_26_14_4(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.14.05 (plate coin)16 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 12.68g, 26.06mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT M [AVR] - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPO[LITWN PROC IC / TRO]
Unbearded Herakles, nude, stg. frontal, head l., holding lion's skin over l. arm and resting with r. hand on
club
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1946 (2 ex., St.Petersburg, Venedig)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.14.5 (plate coin)
F+, some deposits on rev.
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nikopolis_elagabal_AMNG1933.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.18.01 (plate coin)62 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 13.03g, 26.49mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. [AVT K M AVR] - ANTWNINOC (NO ligate)
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOB[IOV ROVF]OV NIKOPOLITWN PRO / C ICTRW
Pan, bearded, with horns and legs of goat, standing frontal, head r., treading
with l. foot on panther, laying on back to right; holding with r. hand lagobalon
over r. shoulder and nebris (pipe) in l. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1933 (2 ex., Belgrad, Sofia)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3949 (but cites AMNG 1933 in error under #3948)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.18.1 (plate coin)
very rare (R7), good F, blue green patina

Lagobalon (lat. pedum) was a kind of boomerang for chasing small game.
This type seems to imitate the coins of Hadrianopolis where it occurs for Caracalla (Pick).
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2015)8_26_20_1(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.20.02 (plate coin)5 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 25, 10.24g, 24.81mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, radiate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROV - FOV NIKOPOLITWN
in l. and r. field PR - OC I
in ex, [CTRW]
Asklepios in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on snake staff set in arm pit
and holding l. arm at hip
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.20.2 (this coin)
F-, light green patina, patina damaged on obv.
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrJ(2012)8_26_20_6var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.20.03 #2 (plate coin)20 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 10.23g, 26.47mm, 30°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, radiate, r.
rev. VP NOB[IOV R]OVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC / TRW
Asklepios, in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on snake staff set in
armpit and holding l. arm at hip
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No, 8.26.20.3 (plate coin)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_AMNG1937.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.20.08 (plate coin)31 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 11.87g, 26.7mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC I / CTRW
Asklepios, in himation, stg. frontal, head l., holding puff of garment over l. arm and resting with r. hand
on his snake-stuff.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1937 (2 ex., Athens, Vienna)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3927 (doesn't mention AMNG!)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.20.8 (plate coin)
rare, VF
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2013)8_26_20_8(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.20.11 (plate coin)10 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 11.15g, 26.27mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
ref. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV - NIKOPOLITWN PROC (3rd OV ligate)
Youthful Asklepios, in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on snake staff set
in arm pit and holding l. arm at hip.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.20.11 (plate coin)
scarce, about VF/F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_AMNG1939var_#1.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.20.12 #1 (plate coin)61 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 11.5g, 25.68mm, 180°
struck under GOVERNOR Novius Rufus
obv. [AVT K M] AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VPA.NOB.R[OVF]OV NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
in l. and r. field TR - ON (in big letters)
Asklepios, stg. frontal, head en face, wearing himation, in l. arm holding
clothes, r. hand resting on snake entwined staff, leaning at his hip.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1939 var. (has VP)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3979 (writes VP, but looks like VPA)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.20.12 (plate coin)
very rare, F+/about VF, beautiful portait, unusual rev. depiction

AMNG 1939 has rev. legend VP NOBIOV ROVFOV. The legend VPA.NOB.ROVFOV is known but not for this type!
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nikopolis_elagabal_AMNG1939var_#2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.20.12 #2 (plate coin)58 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 14.78g, 26.56mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. [AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC]
laureate head r.
rev. VPA.NOB.ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
in l. and r. field TR - ON (in big letters)
Asklepios, stg. frontal, head en face, wearing himation, in l. arm holding
clothes, r. hand resting on snake entwined staff, leaning at his hip.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1939 var. (has VP NOB)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3979 (has VP NOB, but looks like VPA NOB)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.20.12 (plate coin)
very rare, F+/about VF, beautiful portait, unusual rev. depiction

AMNG 1939 has rev. legend VP NOBIOV ROVFOV. The legend VPA.NOB.ROVFOV is known but not for this type!
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nikopolis_elagabal_HJ8_26_20_11corr#.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.20.15 (plate coin)35 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 14.07g, 26.54mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. [AV]T K M AVR - ANT[WNEINOC]
laureate head r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PRC(sic!) I (WN and PR ligate)
in l. and r. field CT - RO, below N
Asklepios in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting on his snake-staff set in r.
armpit, l. arm with puff of garment at hips
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1936 (1 ex., Paris)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3979 corr. (cites AMNG 1936 but writes AVRH)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.20.15 (plate coin)
F/F+

Interesting legend error
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nikopolis_elagabal_Telesphoros_neu.JPG
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.21.01 (plate coin)16 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 16, 3.26g, 16.18mm, 30°
obv. [AVT K M AVR] - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. [NIKOPOL]ITWN - PROC ICT[RO] (from upper right)
in upper l. field N
Telesphoros in hooded cloak stg. frontal
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.21.1 (plate coin)
very rare (R7), F/F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2012)8_26_21_1corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.21.02 59 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 28, 13.66g, 28.39mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVR - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, radiate, r.
rev. VPA NOB ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICT / RON
Hygieia in long garment and mantle stg. r., feeding snake in r. arm from patera in l. hand, and Asklepios in
himation stg. frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on snake stuff set in armpit and holding l. hand on hip
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1940 (1 ex., Bukarest)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
cf. #3982
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.21.2
rare (R5), about VF/F+, green patina
pedigree:
ex CNG Electronic Auction 303, Lot 184
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2017)8_26_31_9corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.31.01 (plate coin)4 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 12.73g, 25.7mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. V - P NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PRO / C ICTRON
Kybele, in long garment, wearing mural crown, std. sidesattle frontal and looking r. on lion leaping r., resting with l.
arm on tympanon and holding in raised r. hand sceptre
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1955 (1 ex., Lübbecke, in bad state)
b) Varbanov 3992
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.31.1 (this coin)
rare (R7), VF, glossy green patina with some delaminations
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrJ(2011)8_26_35_3var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.35.01 (plate coin)15 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 12.84g, 27.33mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, radiate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROV - FOV NIKOPOLITWN / PROC IC
Nemesis-Aequitas, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm knobby club and in
outstretched r. hand scasles; at her feet l. the wheel
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.35.1 (plate coin)
d) BMC 63
about VF, obv. slightly rough

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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2017)8_26_35_13.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.35.136 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 11.99g, 26.36mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROV - FOV NIKOPOLITWN / PROC IC (WN ligate)
Unknown female deity, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, looking l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in
extended r. hand patera; at her feet a wheel
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1964, pl. XVIII, 30 (3 ex., London, München, Paris)
b) Varbanov 3899
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.35.13 (same dies)
F+, dark green Patina

Pick writes: A safe denomination of this figure that connects attributes of Concordia with the wheel of Nemesis is not possible.
It is a syncretistic deity. Why not call her Homonoia-Nemesis as we do with Nemesis-Aequitas?
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nikopolis_elagabal_cfAMNG1968.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.36.03 corr. (plate coin)117 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 14.32g, 26.97mm, 30°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT M AVR - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NI - KOPOLITWN PROC ICTRW
Homonoia, with himation and long chiton, wearing kalathos, standing frontal,
head l., holding patera in extended r. hand and cornucopiae in l. arm
ref. a) not in AMNG:
obv. not in AMNG, found only on 'Einern'
rev. AMNG I/1, 1913 var. (legend, different legend break)
AMNG I/1, 1968 (depiction)
b) cf. Varbanov (engl.) 4037 (cites AMNG 1968)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.36.3 corr. (plate coin)
writes ICTRWN, grammatically impossible. It is ICTRW
rare, VF, nice portrait!

Patera with a bump in the midth, a so-called 'phiale mesomphalos' (Pat Lawrence)
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2017)8_26_36_17corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.36.17 (plate coin)4 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 11.84mm, 27.37mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVOV NIKOPOLITWN PRO (PR ligate)
in l. field in 2 lines TRO / C IC
Homonoia, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, looking l., holding in
l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand patera over burning altar
ref. a) not in AMNG
cf. AMNG I/1, 1968 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.36.17 (this coin)
F+, olive Brown Patina, die break on l. side of obv.
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrJ(2011)8_26_38_13(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.05 (plate coin)15 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 10.87g, 27.47mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AV - T K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r., slightly draped on l. shoulder
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV - NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC
in l. an r. field TRO - N
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head r., holding cornucopiae in l. arm
and in r. hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1979 (4 ex., Budapest, Löbbecke, Paris, Philippopolis)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.38.5 (plate coin)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2013)8_26_38_09corr(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.10 (plate coin, rev.)18 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 12.05g, 26.38mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV - NIKOPOLITWN PRO(sic!) ICT (PR ligate)
in l. and r. field R - ON
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l.,
holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1972 var. (has PROC)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4080 var. (has PROC)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.38.10 (this coin, obv.)
F+, brown patina, flan damage at 9h

Note: I think the usual legend is actually PRO ICT, which in error has been read as PROC ICT!
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2017)8_26_38_25(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.12 corr. #116 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 13.97g, 27.69mm, 210°
obv. AVT K M.AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r,
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIK - OPOLITWN PROC ICT / RW (3rd OV ligate)
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l.arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1972 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.38.12 corr. (Ligation not mentioned)
F, dark green patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2017)8_26_38_12corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.12 corr. #29 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 12.36g, 27.21mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIK - OPOLITWN PROC ICT / RW (3nd OV ligate)
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand rudder
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1972 (for the type only)
b) Varbanov 3953 (Varbanov doesn't mention legend distributions!)
c) not in HrHJ (2018) No. 8.26.38.12 corr. (same dies, ligation not mentioned)
S, scratches
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrJ8_26_38_9.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.14 #216 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 10.62g, 26.03mm, 15°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV - NIKOPOLITWN PROC IC (PR ligate)
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head r.(!), holding cornucopiae in l. arm
and in r. hand rudder set on globe
in l. and r. field TR[O] - N (O blocked)
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1979
obv. f.e. AMNG I/1, 1980
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4089 (same dies, even with the blocked O of TRO!)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov No. (2018) No. 8.26.38.14
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2015)8_26_38_15(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.15 (plate coin)11 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 11.99g, 26.83mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - AN[TWNEIN]OC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV - NIKOPOLITWN PR / OC ICT
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, without kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder set on globe.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.38.15 (this coin)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrJ(2012)8_26_38_14var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.16 (plate coin)12 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 25, 10.24g
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV - NIKOPOLITWN PR / OC ICT
Tyche, diademed, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1974 var. (with kalathos and in ex. PROC ICT)
obv. e.g. AMNG I/1, 1980
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.38.16 (plate coin)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_AMNG-.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.18 #251 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 12.35g, 26.57mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - [ANTWNEINOC]
laureate head r.
rev. VP NOBI[OV ROVFOV N]IK - OP[OL]ITWN PROC ITRON (sic!)
Tyche, richly draped and with kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in r. hand rudder set on globe.
ref. a) not in AMNG:
rev. AMNG I/1, 1975 var. (different legend break)
obv. AMNG I/1, 1968
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.38.18
rare, VF (portrait)/about VF, nice green patina, die break at 10:00
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrJ8_26_38_15(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.21 (plate coin)16 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 13.51g, 27.85mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AV[T K] M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROV - F - OV NIK[OPOLI]TWN / PROC I (WN ligate)
Tyche, laureate, in double chiton and with palla, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and in
r. hand rudder set on globe.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.38.21 (plate coin)
rare, stripped

One of my favourite Elagabal portraits!
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2015)8_26_38_11(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.30 (plate coin)5 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 25, 11.03g, 25.24mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANT[WNEINOC]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV - NIKOP]OLITWN PRO]C IC
in l. and r. field T - R[O] / N
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing mural crown (as city goddess), stg. frontal, head l.,
holding in l. arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1972 (in field R - ON, wearing kalathos instead of mural crown)
b) cf. Varbanov 4080 (= AMNG 1972)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.38.30 (this coin)
F+, brown patina
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2017)8_26_38_2var(rev)~0.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.32 (plate coin)7 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 25, 12.04g, 25.36mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC I
in l. field one below the other CTO(sic!) / N
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos(?), stg. frontal, head l., holding in l.
arm cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.38.32 (this coin)
F
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2017)8_26_38_3(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.34 (plate coin)6 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 11.01g, 26.12mm, 180°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AV K M AVR - ANTWNINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVF[OV - NIKOPOLIT]WN
in l. and r. field PRO - C I / CT / RO / N (PR ligate)
Tyche in long garment, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopia in l. arm
and in extended r. hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1978
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.38.34 (this coin)
S+, nice green patina
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nikopolis_Elagabal_HrHJ(2017)ß_26_38_17var(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.38.7 (plate coin)15 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 25, 10.55mm, 25.35mm, 180°
obv. AVT M AVR - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROV - FOV NIKOPOLIT[WN?] P / ROC IC[T] (WN ligate)
Tyche, in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm
cornucopiae and in extended r. hand rudder set on globe
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1975 (for the type only)
b) not in Varbanov
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.38.7 (this coin)
rare, F+
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2012)8_26_46_13.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.46.14 (plate coin)11 viewsElagabal, 218-222
AE 25, 10.37g, 25.39mm, 175°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVR - ANTWNEINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROV - FOV NIKOPOLITWN / PROC IC. (PR ligate)
Tetrastyle temple with base and triangular pediment with globe (shield?), acroteria decorated with floral
elements; in central intercolumnare male figur in himation, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l.
hand on sceptre and holding in extended r. hand patera(?)
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1983 (1 ex., Berlin)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4070
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.46.14 (plate coin)
rare, F+/about VF, black-brown patina, slightly rough

Pick writes: "(figure) with kalathos" and suggests Serapis. But I can't see a kalathos and think it is probably Zeus.
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrJ8_26_46_14.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.46.1542 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 12.70g, 25.83mm, 80°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. [AVT] K M AVR - ANTWN[EINOC]
laureate head r.
rev. V[P NOB]IOV ROVFOV NIKOLITWN(sic!) PROC I / CTRON
Temple with two columns frontal and four columns at left side where the bricks of the cella are visible
behind; between the frontal column a male fiigure in himation stg.l., resting with raised l. hand on
sceptre; in pediment shield(?); trees in the background.
ref.: a) AMNG I/1, 1982, pl. III, 26 (3 ex., Bukarest, Löbbecke, London)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4070 corr. (writes AVRH but pic shows AVR)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.46.15
rare, F/F+, dark green patina, some roughnesss

Pick: The depiction can show Zeus or more probably Serapis. The l. hand resting on the sceptre speaks for the first interpretation; the position of the r. hand is unclear. But Serapis occurs on a coin of Caracalla (n. 1529) in a similar attitude, and furthermore I think I can see a small kalathos on the head of the figure. Here a somewhat more precise depiction of the sanctuary as usual is intended shown by the trees whose crowns are overtopping the roof.
If it is Zeus who is depicted than it could be Zeus Keraunios, for whom a votiv inscription was found in Nikopolis.
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nikopolis_elagabal_AMNG1988var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.47.06 #1 (plate coin)30 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 11.46g, 26.9mm, 30°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AV K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC
in upper field CTRON (without I)
Eagle with open wings, stg. frontal between two standards, head l. with wreath in beak.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1988 var. (has PROC I and in field CRON!)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4001 var. (cites AMNG 1988, but has obviously PROC I and in the field ICTRON)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.47.6 (plate coin)
rare, good F to about VF, brown patina

Pick: This typus differs from the usual depiction by the fact that the eagle doesn't stand on an altar or something like that, but directly on the ground; the shape of the standards is anomalous too. Vaillants description that the eagle stands on a thunderbolt is wrong.
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nikopolis_elagabal_HrHJ(2017)8_26_47_6corr.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.47.06 #2 (plate coin)4 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 27, 10.68mm, 27.29mm, 0°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. AVT K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC I (PR ligate)
in upper r. field CTRON
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal between 2 standards, head with wreath in beak turned l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1988 var.
b) Varbanov 4001 var.
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.47.6 (this coin)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_gordianIII_HrHJ(2017)8_36_1_5.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.01.05 (plate coin) 6 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 28, 11.22g, 27.61mm, 330°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M.ANT G - ORDIANOC AVG (VG ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV NIK - OPOLEITWN PROC (WN and PR ligate)
in r. field from top to bottom I / C / T / R / O / N
Zeus, in himation, stg. frontal, looking l., resting with raised l. hand on long sceptre nd holding in extended r. hand
patera; at his feet the eagle stg. l., looking r.
ref.: a) AMNG I/1, 2042
b) Varbanov 4249 var. (has ANTW, cites in error AMNG 2042)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.1.5 (this coin)
S+, black green patina
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nikopolis_gordianIII_HrJ8_36_17#.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.01.11 20 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 28, 12.61mm, 28.43g, 330°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M ANT G - ORDIANO[C AVG?] (AVG ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. [VP CAB] MODECTOV NIKOPOLEITWN PROC IC / TRON (WN and PR ligate)
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal, head with wreath in beak erected r.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2103 var. (without ligations)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4193 (AVG not ligate) / 4194 (AVG ligate)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.1.10 (same dies)
about VF, dark green patina, lower r. weakly struck
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nikopolis_gordianIII_HrHJ(2013)8_36_1_14(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.01.15 (plate coin)10 viewsGordianus III, AD 238-244
AE 27, 12.71g, 27.21mm, 0°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M ANTW - GORDIANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV - [NIKOPOLEITWN PRO] / C ICTRO (OV, WN and PR ligate)
in lower r. field N
Eagle, with half open wings, stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2099
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.1.15 (this coin)
F+, dark green patina
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nikopolis_gordianIII_AMNG2100.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.01.18 (plate coin)14 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 26, 12.08g, 26.08mm, 345°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT.K.M.ANTW. - GORDIANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV NIKOPOLEITWN PR
in r. field one below the other O / C / I / C / T
in ex. RON
Eagle with open wings stg. frontal on thunderbolt, head with wreath in beak erected l.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2100 (1 ex., Tübingen)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4192 (= AMNG 2100)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.1.18 (plate coin)
very rare, F+/about VF, rough parts on obv. r.
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nikopolis_gordianIII_HrHJ(2017)8_36_4_6(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.04.10 (plate coin)5 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 29, 13.01g, 28.58mm, 0°
obv. AVT K M ANT G - ORDIANOC AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV - N - IKOPOLEITWN PR (WN and PR ligate)
in r. field one below the other O / C / I / C / T / R
in l. field O / N
Athena, in long double chiton, helmeted, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l. hand on
inverted spear and holding with lowered r. hand shield set on ground
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) Varbanov 4176
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.4.10 (this coin)
F+/F, dark green patina
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nikopolis_gordianIII_AMNG2055.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.09.01 (plate coin)42 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 27, 10.95g, 27.27mm, 0°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT.K.M.ANT - W.GORDIANOC.AVG (AVG ligate)
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV NIKOPOLEI - TWN PROC ICTRO
Nike, in long garment, stg. frontal with open wings, head l., holding wreath in r. hand and palm in l. arm.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2055 (3 ex., London, Schmidt, Sestini)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4161
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.9.1 (plate coin)
about VF/good VF, dark green patina, obv. slightly rough
Note: Here the Omega is written as W!

A beautiful Nike.
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nikopolis_gordianIII_AMNG2108.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.09.02 (plate coin)12 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 23, 5.78g, 23.45mm, 150°
obv. AVT [K M ANT] G - ORDIANOC AVG (VG ligate)
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOP - OLI - TWN PROC ICTRON (WN and PR ligate)
Nike in double chiton stg. frontal, head l., holding palmbranch in l. arm and wreath in raised r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2108 (3 ex., Bukarest, Gotha, Paris)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4125 corr. (writes NIKOPOLITWN)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.9.2 (plate coin)
Very rare, corroded
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nikopolis_gordianIII_AMNG2060.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.20.08 (plate coin)33 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 26, 12.6g, 25.74mm, 195°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M ANTW - GORDIANOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV - NIKOPOLEITWN (OV and WN ligate)
in l. field one beneath the other P / R / O / C / I
in ex. CTRON
Asklepios, bearded, in himation, r. shoulder nude, in l. arm puff of garment, stg.
frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on his snake-staff.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2060 (2 ex., Paris, Vienna)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4172 (cites in error AMNG 2062)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.20.8 (plate coin)
rare, F+, some roughness
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nikopolis_gordianIII_AMNG2061var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.20.09 (plate coin)21 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 26, 10.3g, 26.31mm, 195°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT.K.M.ANTW - GORDI[ANOC]
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV - NIKOPOLEITWN PR (WN ligate)
in ex. OC I
in l. field one beneath the other C / T / R / O / N
Asklepios, bearded, in himation, r. shoulder nude, in l. arm puff of garment, stg.
frontal, head l., resting with r. hand on his snake-staff, holding l. hand on hip.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2061 var. (WN not ligate)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4172 (cites in error AMNG 2062)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.20.9 (plate coin)
rare, F+, brown patina

Interesting legend distribution, but Varbanov doesn't mention legend breaks!
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nikopolis_gordianIIIl_AMNG2073(rev).jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.35.1133 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 28, 12.98g, 28.41mm, 30°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M ANTWN - GORDIANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. [VP CAB M]ODECTOV NIKOPOLITWN PROC I (OV, WN and PR ligate)
in r. field one below the other C / T / R
in ex. [ON]
Nemesis/Aequitas, in long garment, stg. frontal, head l., holding rod in l. arm and scales in lowered r.
hand; l. at her feet the wheel.
ref.: a) not in AMNG:
obv. AMNG I/1, 2090 (legend)
AMNG I/1, 2073 (depiction)
rev. AMNG I/1, 2077 var. (legend, like nr. 4, Paris, without the ligate OV)
AMNG I/1, 2073 (depiction)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.35.11 (same dies, even the same die break on obv.)
rare, F+, brown patina, die break on obv.

The coin depicted in HrHJ (2015) has the same die break on obv.!
The Nemesis issues for Gordian from Nikopolis are very variable regarding the rev. legends. Many have errors. Especually the distribution on the fields was obviously problematic. The obv. legend is very rare. AMNG knows only one (#2090), and Varbanov cites only #4259. Both without AVG at the end.
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nikopolis_gordianIII_AMNG2083var.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.38.09 (plate coin)30 viewsGordianus III, AD 238-244
AE 28, 13.56g, 28.46mm, 0°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M ANTWN - GORDIANOC AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV NI - KOPOLEITWN PROC ICT (OV, WN and PR ligate)
in r. field one below the other R / O / N
Tyche in long garment and mantle, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding
cornucopiae in l. arm and in extended r. hand rudder set on globe.
ref. a) not in AMNG
cf. AMNG I/1, 2083
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.38.9 (plate coin)
about VF, rev. a bit excentric
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nikopolis_gordianIII_HrHJ(2013)8_36_46_6.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 36. Gordian III, HrHJ (2018) 8.36.46.0616 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 28, 12.61g, 28.24mm, 180°
struck under governor Sabinius Modestus
obv. AVT K M ANTWNIOC - GORDIANOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, radiate, r.
rev. VP CAB MODECTOV - NIKOPOLEITWN PR / OC ICTRON (OV, WN and PR ligate)
Tetrastyle temple with crenulated columns, triangular pediment, acroteria decorated with floral elements and shield(?) in field; within male figure,
nude(?), stg. frontal, head l., l. hand lowered, resting with r. hand on staff
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 2086 (1 ex., Paris)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4229
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.36.46.6
scarce, about VF, dark brown patina

Pick: The image of the deity is despite its good preservation not identifiable for sure; Svoronos took the figure for female, I like Sestini held the figure for male. Wether the object on which his r. hand is resting should be a shield, is doubtful too; Svoronos thought it was a column. Sestini wanted to see a bearded (?) Ares, who was resting with his r. hand on a shield and with his l. hand on a spear. However a reliable determination is not possible.

Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov calls the figure "Herakles". It can well be that the figure is not nude but has the lion's skin over his l. shoulder and the lion's scalp on his head.
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nikopolis_geta_Herakles_barbarisch_#1.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Geta as Caesar, barbaric imitation #110 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 16, 2.55g, 18.89, 16.45mm, o°
obv. L C KA. -[GETAC]
Bare head r.
rev. NIKOP. - PROC ICTR
Herakles, nude, stg. frontal, head l., with r. hand resting on club, l. hand
outstretched sidewards
ref. cf. Hristova/Jekov No. 8.18.14.11 (Caracalla)
F-F+, dark green patina with defects

Now Kevin K3 has a coin from same dies. So may be it is an official issue with an od portrait?
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nikopolis_geta_Herakles_barbaric__2~0.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Geta as Caesar, barbaric imitation #26 viewsGeta as Caesar, AD 198-209
AE 19, 1.68g, 18.89-16.31mm, o°
obv. L C KA. -[GETAC]
Bare head r.
rev. NIKOPO - [...]CTR
Herakles, nude, stg. frontal, head l., with r. hand resting on club, l. hand
outstretched sidewards
ref. cf. Hristova/Jekov No. 8.18.14.11 (Caracalla)
obv. double struck
F-F+, dark green patina

This could be evidence that the coins of Nikopolis were in use in a larger region.
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nikopolis_sept_severus_Herakles_modern_fake.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Septimius Severus, Herakles, bad modern fake4 viewsSeptimius Severus, 193-211
AE 17, 3.13g, 18.32mm, 135°
obv. AV KAI [CE] - CEVHROC
Laureate head r.
rev. NIKOPOLI - PROC ICTR
Herakles, stg. frontal, resting with l. hand on club, r.
hand behind back
ref. not listed!

A modern imitation! Style totally wrong!
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nikopolis_sept_severus_HrJ(2011)8____1cf_Gegenstempel.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, Septimius Severus, HrJ (2011) 8....1 var. (countermark)16 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 5.94g, 25.98mm, 180°
obv. [.....] CEP - C[.....]
laureate head r.
beneath chin c/m delta-shaped incus (Howgego 782)
rev. [.....]
Male(?) figure stg. frontal, l. hand raised
in l. field c/m NIKO (Howgego 553)
ref. cf. HrJ (2011) No. 8....1
F

The countermarks are the same as on HrJ 8....1 But the underlying type is different. Whereas HrJ 8....1 shows a river-god on the rev., here it is a standing male(?) figure, possibly the emperor.
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nikopolis_countermark_sept_severus_HrJ(2011)8____1var_#2~0.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, X countermark, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8(?)...2 (plate coin)35 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 26, 5.9g
obv. [.....] CEP - C[.....]
laureate head r.
beneath chin c/m delta-shaped incus (Howgego 782)
rev. [.....]
Male(?) figure stg. frontal, l. hand raised
in l. field c/m NIKO (Howgego 553)
ref. Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8(?)....2 (plate coin)
rare (R5)

The N of NIKO is a bit different. Here it looks serpent-shaped with rounded angles.

The underlying type is Septimius Severus. The rev. shows a standing male(?) figure, possibly the emperor.
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nikopolis_HrHJ(2015)8_14_21_1_Countermark.jpg
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, X countermark, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) 8(?)...4 (plate coin)28 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 27, 10.31g, 27.34mm, 180°
struck under governor Pollenius Auspex
obv. [AV KAI LOV] CEPT. - [CEVHROC PER]
laureate head r.
beneath chin c/m delta-shaped incus (value, Howgego 782)
rev. [VPA POL AVCPIKO]C NIKOPOLIT / [PROC ICTR]
Asklepiad Triad (Asklepios, Hygieia, between them Telesphoros) stg. frontal
on the r. side from bottom to top c/m incus NIK (ethnic, not in Howgego, cf. #553
= NIKO)
ref. (only for underlying coin!):
a) AMNG I/1, 1256
b) Varbanov (engl.) 2788
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.14.21.1
No. 8(?)...4 (for countermarked coin, plate coin)
very rare

One of the few coins where the underlying coin could be determined!
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odessos_sev_alexander_AMNG2309.jpg
Moesia inferior, Odessos, Severus Alexander, AMNG 230930 viewsSeverus Alexander, Caesar AD 221-222
AE 26, 9.89g
obv. M AVR ALE - ZANDROC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, bare-head, r.
rev. ODHCC - CEITWN
The Great God of Odessos, in long clothes and with kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and patera in outstretched r. hand; l. before him the burning altar.
AMNG I/2, 2309; GIC 3273
scarce, about EF/good VF, glossy green patina

All coins from Odessos show Severus Alexander as Caesar. Therefore all legends without Severus, a name he has took not before he became Augustus.
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tomis_gordianIII_tranquill_AMNG3516.jpg
Moesia inferior, Tomis, Gordian III & Tranquillina, AMNG 351623 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 27, 10.2g
obv. AVT KM ANTWNIOC GORDIANOC / CABINIA TRAN / KVLINA
Confronted busts of Gordian III, draped and laureate, r, and Tranquillina, draped
and diademed, l.
rev. MHTRO PO - N - TO - V TOMEWC
Serapis, wearing chiton and himation, with kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., scepter
in l. arm and raising r. hand
in l. field Delta with appendix (for 4 and 1/2 assaria)
AMNG I/2, 3516 (2 ex., Berlin, Gotha); Varbanov (engl.) 5715
rare, F+
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tomis_philippII_AMNG3619.jpg
Moesia inferior, Tomis, Philip II & Serapis AMNG 361949 viewsPhilipp II AD 244-246
AE 27, 11.91g
obv. [M I]OVLFILIPPOC KAI / CAR AVG
confronted busts of Philipp II and Serapis
rev. MHTROPONT - OV TOMEWC (WC ligated)
Homonoia, in himation and long chiton, wearing kalathos, std. frontal, head l.,
holding Patera in extended r. hand and Cornucopiae with crab(?) in r. arm
Regling, AMNG I, 2, p.913, no.3619 (attr. by Pat Lawrence)
rare, F+/about VF

One of the latest provincial coins of Tomis.
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tomis_philippII_serapis_AMNG3596.jpg
Moesia inferior, Tomis, Philip II & Serapis, AMNG 3596 #134 viewsPhilipp II, Caesar AD 244-247
AE 27, 13.08g
obv. M IOVLIOC FILIPPOC / KAICAR
Confronted busts of Philipp II, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r., and Serapis,
wearing himation and kalathos, l.
rev. MHTRO PON - TOV TOMEWC
Dionysos, nude, standing frontal, head r., holding r. arm over his head, holding
in his l. hand wine-grapes, resting with l. ellbow on column entwined by a snake.
AMNG I/2, 3596; Moushmov 2324
rare, VF, olive-green patina

Sometimes wrongly described as Apollo, but the wine-grape is evidence clearly for Dionysos.
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tomis_philippII_serapis_AMNG3596_#2.jpg
Moesia inferior, Tomis, Philip II & Serapis, AMNG 3596 #268 viewsPhilipp II, Caesar, AD 244-247
AE 25, 13.3g
obv. M IOVLIOC FILIPPOC / KAICAR
Confronted busts of Philipp II, draped and cuirassed, laureate, r., and Serapis,
wearing himation and kalathos, l.
rev. MHTRO PON - TO[V] TOMEWC
Dionysos, nude, standing frontal, head r., holding r. arm over his head, holding
in his l. hand wine-grapes, resting with l. ellbow on column entwined by a snake.
AMNG I/2, 3596; Moushmov 2324
rare, about VF, brown patina
Pedigree:
ex Hans M. F. Schulmann, 6.-11.6.1969, lot 706
ex Thomas Ollive Mabbott coll. , pt. I
ex Garth R. Drewry coll.
ex CNG Electronic Auction 159, lot 133

Dionysos in the attitude of Apollo Lykeios!
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viminacium_gordianIII_AMNG90.jpg
Moesia superior, Viminacium, Gordian III AMNG 90155 viewsGordian III, AD 238-244
AE 21, 6.16g
struck AD 242/3 (year 4)
obv. [IMP GORDIA]NVS PIVS FEL AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, radiate, r.
rev. PMS C - OL VIM
Moesia, in long garment, std. frontal, head l., holding in lowered r. hand hare
on hind legs and vexillum without legion number in l. hand.
in ex. AN IIII (year 4)
AMNG I/1, 90; Hristova/Jekov Kat.No.18; Varbanov (engl.) 100
F/about VF

Pick writes: Wether the hare is a symbol of the abundance of hares in Moesia or an allusion to a beaten enemy remains to be seen.
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041_Commodus_(177-192_A_D_)_AE-17_Nikopolis_AVT-L-KAI-KOMODOC_NEIKOPOLI-PROC-I_Nikopolis_HHJ-8_10_01_12_Q-001_1h_17,5mm_3,13ga-s.jpg
Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 041 Commodus (177-192 A.D.), HrHJ (2012) 08.10.01.12, AE-17, NEIKOΠOΛI ΠPOC I, Eagle with open wings,69 viewsMoesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 041 Commodus (177-192 A.D.), HrHJ (2012) 08.10.01.12, AE-17, NEIKOΠOΛI ΠPOC I, Eagle with open wings,
avers:- AVT-Λ-KAI-KOMOΔOC, Laureate head right.
revers:- NEIKOΠOΛI-ΠPOC-I, Eagle with open wings, standing frontal on thunderbolt, head left.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,13g, axes: 1h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, date: 193-211 A.D., ref: HrHJ (2012) 08.10.01.12, p-32, PB-1247, HM-895,
Q-001
quadrans
072_Gordianus-III_(238-244_A_D_)_AE-27_AVT-K-_-___-W-________C-(_V_)_V_-CAB-MO_ECTOV-NI-KO_O_EIT(_N)-(_P)_O-C-I-C_Nicop-ad-Istr_HHJ-08_36_5_1-Q-1-s.jpg
Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 072 Gordianus-III (238-244 A.D.), HrHJ (2012) 08.36.05.01, AE-27, VΠ CAB MOΔECTOV NIKOΠOΛEIT(ΩN) (ΠP) O/C/I/C, Demeter standing frontal,90 viewsMoesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 072 Gordianus-III (238-244 A.D.), HrHJ (2012) 08.36.05.01, AE-27, VΠ CAB MOΔECTOV NIKOΠOΛEIT(ΩN) (ΠP) O/C/I/C, Demeter standing frontal,
avers:- AVT-K-Μ-ΑΝΤ-W-ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC-(ΑVΓ), Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from rear.
revers:- VΠ-CAB-MOΔECTOV-NI-KOΠOΛEIT(ΩN)-(ΠP)_O-C-I-C, Demeter standing frontal, head left, resting with raised left hand on long burning torch and holding in right hand grain-ears.
exe: -/O/C/I/C//--, diameter: 27mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, Sabinius Modestus 241-244 A.D., date: 241-244 A.D., ref: HrHJ (2012) 08.36.05.01,
Q-001
quadrans
072_Gordianus-III__(238-244_A_D_),_AE-27_AVTK____W________C_V__V_CABMO_ECTOVNIKO_O_EIT_N_P_OCICTPON__Nic_ad_Istr__HHJ-08_36_4_-,_M_Inf_Q-001_6h_26,5-28mm_12_2g-s.jpg
Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 072 Gordianus-III (238-244 A.D.), HrHJ (2012) 08.36.05.??, AE-28, Athena standing frontal,151 viewsMoesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, 072 Gordianus-III (238-244 A.D.), HrHJ (2012) 08.36.05.??, AE-28, Athena standing frontal,
avers:- AVT-K-M-ANT-W-ΓOPΔIANOC-AVΓ (AVΓ ligate), Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, right.
revers:- VΠ-CAB-MOΔECTOV-NI-KOΠOΛEITΩN-ΠP (ΠP ligate), in right field one below the other POC [I]C[T]P, in upper left field ON (Γ?), Athena in long girded double chiton, helmeted, standing frontal, head left, resting with raised left hand on inverted spear and holding with lowered right hand shield seen from inside set on ground.
exe: O/N/Γ(?)//O/C/I/C/T/P//--, diameter: 26,5-28mm, weight: 12,2g, axis: 6h,
mint: Moesia, Nicopolis Ad Istrum, Sabinius Modestus (241-244 A.D.,) date: 241-244 A.D.,
ref. a) not in AMNG:
AMNG I/1, 2051 (for the type only)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 4177 (but Varbanov doesn't differentiate between different legend
distributions!)
c) not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2015)
rev. No. 8. 36.4 (for the depiction only)
obv. e.g. No. 8.36.4.4 (same die)
Q-001
quadrans
miletopolis_gordianIII_unpubliziert.jpg
Mysia, Miletopolis, Gordian III Franke Nr.15341 viewsGordian III, 238-244
AE 23, 6.40 g
obv. A[V] M ANT GORDIANOC [AVG]
Bust, draped (and cuirassed?), laureate, r.
rev. KTICTH - C MEILHTO[C]
The hero Miletos, in short military cloak, stg. frontal on prora(?), head r., raising r. hand and
holding in l. hand spear and round shield.
ref. Franke, Kleinasien zur Römerzeit, S.48, Nr.153 (only rev., but different break); RPC VII 1. 89 (3 coins listed, 1 obv. 2 rev. dies)
Extremely rare, about VF.
Thanks to Pat Lawrence and Curtis Clay for their help! And thanks to Pekka for his reference to RPC

The hero Miletos was the mythological founder of Miletos. For more information look at the thread 'Coins of mythological interest'
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nabatea_aretasIV_Meshorer97.jpg
Nabatean Kingdom, Aretas IV & Shuqailat I, Meshorer 9714 viewsAretas IV Philopatris, 9 BC - AD 40
AE 15, 2.21g, 15.49mm, 180°
Petra, AD 18/19
obv. Aretas IV, laureate, stg. frontal, looking l., holding spear in raised l. hand and grasping with r. hand at
his sword hanging in scabbard at his girdle; his hair falling down over his neck
in l. field palm branch, in upper r. field monogram 4 (חר for Harithath)
rev. Shuqailat in long robe, veiled, stg. r., raising palm of her hand
in l. field wreath, in r. field Nabatean legend in 3 lines:
שק / יל / ת
from r. to l. (transcribed):
SQ / YL / T
= Shuqailat
ref. Meshorer Nabatean 97
F+, sandy incrustations

Probably struck for his marriage where Shuqailat was made queen.
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NEMAUSUS - Dupondius (as) de Nîmes, -15/-10.23 viewsDupondius, bronze, 12, 78 g, 24 mm.
Av./ IMP// DIVI F, têtes adossées d'Agrippa coiffé de la couronne rostrale à gauche et d'Auguste tête nue à droite (cimier ?) .
Rv./ COL - NEM, crocodile avec corne frontale devant un palmier qui est surmonté d’une couronne, dentition assez effrayante !!
Réfs : LT.2878 var.
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NEMAUSUS - Dupondius (as) de Nîmes, -15/-10.31 viewsDupondius, bronze, 10,90 g, 27 mm.
Av./ IMP// DIVI F, têtes adossées d'Agrippa coiffé de la couronne rostrale à gauche et d'Auguste tête nue à droite (cimier ?) .
Rv./ COL - NEM, crocodile avec corne frontale devant un palmier qui est surmonté d’une couronne.
Réfs : LT.2878 var.
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NEMAUSUS - Dupondius (as) de Nîmes, -15/-10.13 viewsDupondius, bronze, 16,32 g, 27 mm.
Av./ IMP// DIVI F, têtes adossées d'Agrippa coiffé de la couronne rostrale à gauche et d'Auguste tête nue à droite avec cimier.
Rv./ COL - NEM, crocodile avec corne frontale devant un palmier qui est surmonté d’une couronne.
Réfs : LT.2878 var.
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Nero AE dupondius, Macellum Magnum10 viewsNero AE dupondius. Lugdunum, 64-65 A.D. NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, Laureate bust left. / MAC AVG, S-C, Frontal view of the Macellum Magnum; statue standing facing on base within cylindrical tetrastyle entrance set on tiered base, upper tristyle story surmounted by ornate conical dome; two-story tristyle porch on either side. RIC I 402Holding_History
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Nero, RIC 184, Dupondius of AD 64 (Macellum Magnum)57 viewsÆ dupondius (15.9g, Ø31mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 64.
Obv.: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER PM TR P IMP P P, radiate head right
Rev.: MAC AVG (around edge above) S C (in field) II (in ex.), frontal view of the Macellum Magnum, with a domed central section in two stories and approached by steps, flanked by two-storied wings of unequal height, with porticoes adorned with guirlandes; above the steps, in the center, a statue of a standing male figure holding a long sceptre.
RIC 184 (S); Sear 2000 (RCV) 1963v

This type was issued upon the completion in A.D. 59 of the restoration of the Great Provision Market, the Macellum Augusti, also known as the Macellum Magnum. It was built by Augustus and located on the Caelium Hill. Part of it was later transformed to church S. Stefano Rotundo by Pope Simplicius.
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Nero, RIC 184, Dupondius of AD 64 (scan)26 viewsÆ dupondius (15.9g, Ø31mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 64.
Obv.: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER PM TR P IMP P P, radiate head right
Rev.: MAC AVG (around edge above) S C (in field) II (in ex.), frontal view of the Macellum Magnum, with a domed central section in two stories and approached by steps, flanked by two-storied wings of unequal height, with porticoes adorned with guirlandes; above the steps, in the centre, a statue of a standing male figure holding a long sceptre.
RIC 184 (S); Sear 2000 (RCV) 1963v

The Macellum Magnum was Rome's Great Provision Market located on the Caelium Hill. It was completed in AD 59. Part of it was later transformed to church S.Stefano Rotundo by Pope Simplicius.
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Nero, RIC 187, Dupondius of AD 64 (Macellum Magnum)54 viewsÆ dupondius (15.2g, Ø 29mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 64.
Obv.: NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GER PM TR P IMP P P, radiate head right
Rev.: MAC AVG / S C / (II [in ex.]), frontal view of the Macellum Magnum, with a domed central section in two stories and approached by steps, flanked by two-storied wings of unequal height, with porticoes adorned with guirlandes; above the steps, in the centre, a statue of a standing male figure holding a long sceptre.
RIC 187; BMC 195; Cohen 130; Foss (Roman Historic Coins) 67:12b

This type was issued upon the completion in A.D. 59 of the restoration of the Great Provision Market, the Macellum Augusti, also known as the Macellum Magnum. It was built by Augustus and located on the Caelium Hill. Part of it was later transformed to church S. Stefano Rotundo by Pope Simplicius.
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Nero, RIC 187, Dupondius of AD 64 (scan)13 viewsÆ dupondius (15.2g, Ø 29mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 64.
Obv.: NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GER PM TR P IMP P P, radiate head right
Rev.: MAC AVG / S C / (II [in ex.]), frontal view of the Macellum Magnum, with a domed central section in two stories and approached by steps, flanked by two-storied wings of unequal height, with porticoes adorned with guirlandes; above the steps, in the centre, a statue of a standing male figure holding a long sceptre.
RIC 187; BMC 195; Cohen 130; Foss (Roman Historic Coins) 67:12b

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Nero, RIC 189var., Dupondius of AD 64 (Macellum Magnum)165 viewsÆ dupondius (13.4g, Ø 28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 64.
Obv.: NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM PM TR P IMP P P, radiate head right
Rev.: MACELLVS AVGVSTI (left and right border) S C (below, left end right of the steps) II (in ex.), Frontal view of the Macellum Magnum.
RIC 189 var [R2] (reverse legend differs); Cohen 130var (reverse legend differs), Sear RCV II 1963 var; Foss (Roman Historic Coins) 12b.

ex G.Henzen (Netherlands, 1995)

The Macellum (or Macellus) Augusti, also known as the Macellum Magnum, was Rome's Great Provision Market located on the Caelium Hill. It was completed in AD 59. Part of it was later transformed to church S.Stefano Rotundo by Pope Simplicius.

This is a very rare full legend instead of the usual abbreviation "MAC AVG". In addition, the variant "MACELLVS" is used instead of the usual "MACELLVM". This is a variant of a type (with legend MAC AVG) listed as extremely rare (R2) in RIC. A coin with the same reverse die in EF condition was auctioned by Numismatica Ars Classica, 2 April 2008, Auction 45, Lot number: 91
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Nero, RIC 189var., Dupondius of AD 64 (scan)49 viewsÆ dupondius (13.4g, Ø 28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 64.
Obv.: NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM PM TR P IMP P P, radiate head right
Rev.: MACELLUS (sic) AVGVSTI left and right border/ S C below, left end right of the steps / II in exergue, Frontal view of the Macellum Magnum.
RIC 189var [R2], C. 130var, Sear RCV II 1963var; Foss (Roman Historic Coins) 12b

The Macellum Magnum was Rome's Great Provision Market located on the Caelium Hill. It was completed in AD 59. Part of it was later transformed to church S.Stefano Rotundo by Pope Simplicius.

This is a very rare full legend instead of the usual abbreviation "MAC AVG". "MACELLVS" is a valid alterantive for "MACELLVM". This type (with normal abbreviated legend) is listed as extremely rare (R2) in RIC. A coin with the same reverse die - but much better condition - was auctioned by Numismatica Ars Classica, 2 April 2008, Auction 45, Lot number: 91
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Nero, RIC 402, Dupondius of AD 65 (Macellum Magnum)81 viewsÆ dupondius (14.5g, 31mm, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 65.
Obv.: NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head of Nero facing left
MAC AVG (around, left and right) S C (in field, left and right of the steps). Frontal view of a building with a domed central section and
approached by steps, flanked by two-storied wings of unequal height, with porticoes adorned with guirlandes; above the steps, in the center, a statue of a standing male figure holding a long scepter.
RIC 402; BMCRE 336; Cohen 129; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 67:59

This type was issued upon the completion in A.D. 59 of the restoration of the Great Provision Market, the Macellum Augusti, also known as the Macellum Magnum. It was built by Augustus and located on the Caelium Hill. Part of it was later transformed to church S. Stefano Rotundo by Pope Simplicius.
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Nero, RIC 402, Dupondius of AD 65 (scan)38 viewsOrichalchum dupondius (14.5g, 31mm, 6h). Lugdunum mint. Struck AD 65.
NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P laureate head of Nero facing left
M(AC) AVG / S C Frontal view of a building with a domed central section and
approached by steps, flanked by two-storied wings of unequal height, with porticoes adorned with guirlandes; above the steps, in the centre, a statue of a standing male figure holding a long sceptre.
RIC 402 (common); BMC 336; Cohen 129; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 67:59

This type was issued upon the completion in A.D. 59 of the restoration of the Great Provision Market on the Caelium Hill. The Macellum Augusti, also known as the Macellum Magnum, was built by Augustus and restored by Nero. Part of it was later transformed to church S. Stefano Rotundo by Pope Simplicius.
Charles S
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Nobilitas194 viewsGeta 198 - 207 Caesar
AR - Denar, 3.46g, 18mm
Rome AD 199
obv. P SEPT GETA - CAES PONT
bust draped, cuirassed (?), bare head r., youthful portrait
rev. NOBI - LITAS
Nobilitas standing frontal, head r., holding sceptre r. and palladium l.
RIC IV, 13(a); C.90; BMCR. 199
Scarce; about EF

NOBILITAS, Nobility. Unlike other personifications she does not seem to have a cult at Rome. She was a imperial virtue which was claimed by the emperors.
PALLADIUM, from Pallas, a cognomen of Athena. The original P. was stolen from Troy and brought to Italy by Aeneas. It was said to have been preserved with great reverence by the Romans as the protector of their own city.
Jochen
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orthosiabmcxxx3 viewsElagabalus
Orthosia, Phoenicia

Obv: [AV K] MAV ANTΩNIN[OC], laureate draped bust right.
Rev: In exergue, OPΘΩCЄΩN, Temple with four columns, and three porticoes. Under the middle one, Astarte standing frontal leaning on cruciform stylus, and being crowned by a small Nike. Under the portico on the left, Cybele, head tilted, between two small figures; under the portico on the right, another deity standing frontal; in left field, the date [BAΦ].
26 mm, 9.60 gms

BMC---; Rouvier 878; Gerhard Hirsch Nachfolger Auction 350-353, lot 3068 (this coin)

Ex Sammlung M. Burstein (Peus 366, 2000, Los Nr. 1149. Ex Sammlung R.P.
Charles M
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Palaestina, Askalon, Trajan, Rosenberger cf.12236 viewsTrajan, AD 98-117
AE 18, 6.01g
struck year 211 of ere of Askalon = AD 107/108
obv. [...] - CEBACTOC
Bust, laureate, r.
rev. ACKA - [LWN]
War goddess Phanebal, in military cloak, stg. frontal, head l., holding in raised
r. hand harpe over head, and small roundshield and palmbranch in l. hand.
[year in r. field]
Rosenberger cf.22
about VF, black patina (nice for the type)
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Petillius Capitolinus, Crawford 487/2b166 viewsPetillius Capitolinus, gens Petillia
AR - denarius, 18.1mm, 3.82g
Rome, 43 BC
obv. Eagle with spread wings, stg. half-right on thunderbolt
above PETILLIVS, beneath CAPITOLINVS
rev. Hexastyle temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus with three-stepped base;
garlandes hanging down in the three middle intercolumnaries, on the
pediment frontal seated figur(?), on acroteries horse-protomes, above figures
stg. with sceptres, on top biga r. with charioteer.
S - F at sides
Crawford 487/2b; Sydenham 1151; Petillia 3
about VF
From Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

SF stands for Sacris Faciundis and should say that Petillius Capitolinus was member of the XV viri sacris faciundis responsible for the religious ceremonies. Jupiter Optimus Maximus was the highest god in Rome, one of the Roman Triad. His temple stood on the Capitoline Hill.
For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'!
Jochen
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Phoenicia, Arados. Uncertain king. Circa 420-350 BC.7 viewsAR Shekel

18.5 mm, 10.45 g

Obverse: Laureate head of Ba'al-Arwad? right, with frontal eye

Reverse: Galley right above waves with row of shields along the bulwark; M A (in Aramaic) above;

E&E-A Group III.1.1; HGC 10, 28.

Settled in the 2nd millennium BC by the Phoenicians, Arados (Greek name) was located three kilometers off the Syrian shore between Lattaquie and Tripolis. Under Phoenician control, it became an independent kingdom called Arvad or Jazirat (the latter term meaning "island"). The island was a barren rock covered with fortifications and houses several stories in height. Just 800m long by 500m wide, it was surrounded by a massive wall with an artificial harbor constructed on the east toward the mainland.

Like most of the Phoenician cities on this coast, it developed into a trading city. Arados had a powerful navy, and its ships are mentioned in the monuments of Egypt and Assyria. In ancient times, it was in turn subject to the Egyptians, Assyrians, and then Persians (539 BC). But local dynasts were maintained until Straton, son of Gerostratos, king of Arados, submitted to Alexander the Great in 333 B.C.

The earliest coins of Arados (430-410 BC) depict a marine deity, human to the waist, bearded with plaited hair, with the lower body of a fish. Scholars aren't sure exactly who this deity is. Some believe the merman is Dagôn, associated with being the god of grain in the middle Euphrates and old Babylonia. Another option is Yamm (Yam), an ancient god from the semitic word meaning sea. He was worshipped by the semitic religions including Phoenicia and the Canaanites. Today, Elavi and Elayi's (2005) identification of the deity as Ba’al Arwad - a local manifestation of the ubiquitous Semitic god of weather and fertility - seems to be the most commonly accepted interpretation. In later Aradian coinage (like the example above) a Hellenized depiction of the deity’s head replaces the half-man, half-fish figure.

Most Aradian coins bear the same two Phoenician letters mem (M) and aleph (A or ´). In addition, during the first half of the fourth century (until 333 BC), the inscription M A was followed by a letter, some eight or nine in total. The most logical option is that this third letter represents different Aradian kings. This, plus parallels with contemporary Salaminian coinage, suggests that M A stands for “King” of Arwad rather than “Kingdom” (the more common interpretation). Because the coin above lacks a third letter designating a specific king, it’s most likely an earlier example. On the other hand, the more Hellenized portrait argues for a later date.
Nathan P
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Phoenicia, Berytos, Elagabal, BMC 21628 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 23, 10.72g
obv. IMP CAES M [AVR AN - TONINVS] AVG
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. COL IV - L - AVG FE[L] / [BER]
Eshmoun, naked with chlamys behind, stg. frontal, head r., holding wreath(?)
in raised r. hand, between two coiled snakes
ref. BMC 216; Lindgren II, 120, 2270; SNG Copenhagen 120 (same rev. die)
very rare, VF, brown surfaces
Pedigree:
ex CNG Electronic Auction 179, lot 176

Eshmoun was the healing-god of the Phoenician pantheon, later equated with the Greek Asklepios. For more informations please look at te thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
Jochen
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Phoenicia, Gaza, pseudo-autonomous, Yashin 31219 viewsPhoenicia, Gaza, pseudo-autonomous, time of Hadrian
AE 13, 3.01g, 12.86mm, 0°
struck AD 131/132
obv. King Minos in short chiton, stg. frontal, head l., holding in l. arm spear and and in
raised r. hand long branch
r. MEINW
rev. Sacred tree
l. [GAZA G]. r. E.BYR
in lower r. field Phoenician Mem (symbol for Marnas, city-god of Gaza)
ref. Yashin no. 312; SNG ANS Palestine 913 var.
(Thanks to all members who have helped me, especially Snegovik!)
pedigree:
ex Coin Galleries NYC Mail Bid Feb 22. 1992, lot 244
rare, still S

The sacred tree was the sacred Sycamore in Gortyna where Zeus met Europa. For more information please look at the thread 'Mythological interesting coins'
Jochen
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Phoenicia, Seleukis and Pieria, Emesa, Macrinus, Prieur 98922 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AR - tetradrachm, 25.5mm, 13.17mm, 0°
obv. AVT K M OP CE - MAKRINOC C - E - B
laureate bust r.
rev. DHMARX EZ VPATOC PP
Eagle with open wings, stg. frontal, head with wreath in beak turned l.; between his legs
bust of Shamash, draped and radiate, l.
beneath beak H (number of officina)
ref. Prieur 989; Bellinger 199
about VF

For more information take a look at "Mythological interesting coins"
2 commentsJochen
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Phoenicia, Sidon, Severus Alexander, BMC 320 var.14 viewsSeverus Alexander, AD 222-235
AE 24, 12.06g, 23.58mm, 0°
obv. [IMP CA]E AVR SE[V] - ALEXA[...]
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from rear, laureate, r.
rev. COL AVR PIA M - ETRO S[IDO]
Dionysos, nude, wearing boots(?), chlamys over l. shoulder, stg. frontal, head l., resting with raised l.
hand on ribboned thyrsos and holding in outstretched r. hand kantharos; at his feet the panther, in
upper l. field cult car of Astarte
ref. BMC Phoenicia, 198, 320 var., pl. XXV, 9 (Thanks to Vladimir P. and Shanxi!)
F+

BMC 320 has SIDO in ex. and only METR without legend break. The depiction is slightly different.
Jochen
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Phoenician Zeus and Dionysos28 viewsPhoenician, Berytos (Beirut), or Laodicea, 16.41mm, 2.7g,
OBV: IPI AP OKRI, head of Zeus right
REV: LAODICE WN FOR, Dionysus in long robes standing frontal,
head left, holding thyrsus in his left hand,
and a kantharos in his right

BMC p. LIV (Hill speaks out against an assignment to Beirut). See BMC (Phrygia), pp. LXXVI, note 3 (Head Opposes on an assignment from the Phrygian Laodicea, and for an origin from Beirut).

RARE
Romanorvm
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Phokis, Federal Coinage, 354-352 BC, AR Triobol - struck under Onymarchos24 viewsFrontal bull's head.
Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind, Φ – Ω below.

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

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

The district of Phokis was centered on the ancient city of Delphi and its sacred precinct. This coin was struck from the silver appropriated from the Delphic Apollo Temple treasury by the Phokians during the Third Sacred War (356-346 BC). The sacred precinct at Delphi was seized by the Phokians and fortified at the start of the war. It is probable Onymarchos, the Phokian strategos of the time, struck this coinage within the sacred precinct and used it to pay for the ongoing war effort. Coins of this type are relatively rare despite the massive minting to fund the war effort. This results from to the fact that at war’s end the Lokrians collected all the Phokian coinage then in circulation and melted it down to make a massive silver hydria which was dedicated to Apollo at Delphi.
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Phokis, Federal coinage, Williams 239 or similar21 viewsPhokis, Federal coinage, Triobol, 478 - 460 B.C. or later AR, 14mm 2.66g, Williams 239 or similar
O: Frontal bull’s head with broad features, hair depicted in coarse vertical strokes
R: Head of Artemis r. of coarse style in incuse, no letters visible
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Phrygia, Amorion, Geta, SNG von Aulock 3419 var.46 viewsGeta, AD 198-209
AE 28, 7.86g
obv. GETAC AV - GOVSTOC
bust, laureate, r.
rev. AMORI - ANWN
Nemesis, richly draped, standing frontal, head l., wheel beside, holding bridle
in l. hand and raising with r. hand fold of drapery under her chin
SNG von Aulock 3419 var. (Nemesis winged); BMC 57
rare, good VF, dark olive-green patina
Pedigree:
ex coll J.-P. Rhigetti
ex M&M Deutschland auction #16 from 19. Mai 2005
added to www.wildwinds.com

Impressive portrait of Geta!

2 commentsJochen
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Phrygia, Hierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, Demeter Euposia, unpublished12 viewsHierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, 3rd century AD
AE 27, 11.92g, 27.07mm, 180°
obv. IERAPOLEI - TWN (from upper r.)
Head of Dionysos wreathed with ivy, r.
rev. EVBO - CIA
Demeter Euposia, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in extended r. hand 2 grain ears and in l.
arm cornucopiae on which Ploutos is seated and stretching arms to her.
ref. a) cf. Künker Auc. 193, (9/2011), Lot 263 (asiaminorcoins #10460)
b) Numismatik Naumann Auction 44, Juni 2016, Lot 693 (same dies) (Wildwinds)
unpublished in greater works!
very rare, F+/VF, green brown Patina
Pedigree:
ex Bertolami Fine Arts E-Auction 49, 12.11.2017, Lot 484 (wrong reference!)

The depiction as Tyche Euposia with rudder is more frequent. But here with grain ears it is Demeter Euposia! About 10 years I have searched for this type and now I could acquire one for an affordable price.




2 commentsJochen
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Phrygia, Hierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, SNG Müchen 22117 viewsHierapolis, pseudo-autonomous, 3rd century AD
AE 29, 10.9g
obv. IERAPOLEI - TWN (from upper r.)
Head of Dionysos wreathed with ivy, r.
rev. EVBO - CIA
Tyche Euposia, in long garment and mantle, stg. frontal, head l., holding in extended r.
hand rudder and in l. arm cornucopiae on which Ploutos is seated and stretching arms
to her.
ref. a) SNG München 221 (Wildwinds)
b) BMC 35 var. (has EVBOCIA without break)
Very rare, F+

This depiction as Tyche Euposia with rudder is more frequent.
2 commentsJochen
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Pisidia, Antioch. AE24 Septimius Severus. Cult Image of Men43 viewsPisidian Antioch. Æ24. Septimius Severus, laureate, head to r. IMP CAES L SEP S EVERVS PER AVG. Rev. PISIDICA ANTIOCH, Cult image of Men, frontal, head to r., holding a Victory on an orb (requiring a support under his elbow, as in statuary image), scepter in his r., at the foot of which is a cock; his left leg is bent to place on a bull's head; otherwise, he is identified by his Phrygian bonnet and the horns of a crescent moon on his shoulders.
SNG Pfälz, Krzyzanovska XVIII/24, SNG von Aulock -, SNG Cop -, BMC 20 var, Mionnet Supp. VII 20ff.
ancientone
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Pisidia, Antiochia, Julia Domna BMC 3530 viewsJulia Domna, AD 197-218
AE 24, 6.1g
obv. IVLIA A - VGV[C]T[A]
Bust, draped, r.
rev. ANT - IOX G - ENI - COL [CAE]S
Female Genius of Antiochia, in long clothes, wearing kalathos, stg. frontal, head l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and branch in outstretched r. hand.
SNG Copenhagen 36; BMC Lycia, p.181, 35; Krzyzanovska Group C, XV/26
F+/about VF, earthen patina
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