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36 viewsOne nummus
Unknown monogramme
Rugser
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83 viewsOne nummus
Recimer - Libius Severus
RIC X, Rome 2715.
2 commentsRugser
Monsc01DaR.jpg
102 viewsOne nummus
Unknown monogramme
Rugser
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124 viewsOne nummus
Unknown monogramme
Rugser
Monsc03DR.jpg
110 viewsOne nummus
Unknown monogramme
Rugser
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96 viewsOne nummus
Unknown monogramme
Rugser
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119 viewsOne nummus
Unknown monogramme
Rugser
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123 viewsOne nummus
Unknown monogramme
Rugser
DenAntestioGragbis.jpg
48 viewsDenarius - 136 B.C. L Antestius Gragulus Gens Antestia
Ob.: Helmeted head of Roma right with XVI in monogram under the chin. GRAG behind
Rev.: Jupiter in galloping quadriga, L ANTES below (ANTE in monogram). In ex. ROMA
g. 3,8 mm. 19,1
Syd 451, Cr238/1, Sear RCV 115
1 commentsMaxentius
DenLAurelioCottabis.jpg
31 viewsSerrate Denarius - 105 BC. - Mint of Rome
L. AVRELIVS COTTA - Gens Aurelia
Obv.: Draped bust of Vulcan right, in a laureate pileus, tongs & XVI (in monogram) behind, H • before; all within a myrtle wreath
Rev.: Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left, L COT below; all within a laurel wreath.
Gs. 3,7 mm. 18,4
Cr314/1b; Sear RCV 191


Maxentius
DenAcilioGlabrio.jpg
20 viewsMN ACILIVS GLABRIO Denarius - 49 BC - Mint of Rome
Gens Acilia
Ob.:head of Salus right. Behind downwards, SALVTIS
Rev.: MN ACILIVS III VIR VALETV (MN & TV in monogram), Salus standing left holding serpent, leaning on a column.
gs. 3,,4 mm. 17,9
Cr442/1b, Sear RCV 412

Maxentius
DenQLutatioCercobis.jpg
16 viewsDenarius - 109-108 BC.
Q. LVTATIVS CERCO - Gens Lutatia
Obv.: ROMA CERCO, helmeted head of Roma (or Mars) right. XVI in monogram behind
Rev.: Q LVTATI, galley right within oak wreath.
Gs. 3,7 mm. 17,4
Crawford 305/1, Sear RCV 182.


Maxentius
DenMFurioPhilobis.jpg
26 viewsAR Denarius - M FVRIVS Lf PHILVS - 119 BC. - Gens Furia - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Laureate head of Janus; [M•F]OVRI•L•[F] around
Rev.: Roma standing left erecting trophy, gallic arms around, ROMA to right, PHILI in ex. (PHI in monogram)
Gs. 3,7 mm. 19,6
Crawford 281/1, Sear RCV 156
1 commentsMaxentius
DenLMarcioFilippobis.jpg
20 viewsAR Denarius - L. MARCIVS PHILIPPVS - 113-112 BC. - Gens Μarcia - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Head of Philip V right wearing Macedonian helmet; ROMA monogram and simpulum behind, Φ forward
Rev.: Equestrian statue right, flower below horse; L. PHILIPPVS in a tablet. XVI (in monogram) in ex.
Gs. 3,6 mm. 18,3
Crawford 293/1; Sear RCV 170
Maxentius
DenTiVeturiobis.jpg
21 viewsAR Denarius - TI. VETVRIVS - 137 BC. Gens Veturia - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Helmeted bust of Mars right, X and TI. VE (VE in monogram) behind
Rev.: Youth kneeling holding pig, between two soldiers; ROMA above
Gs. 3,6 mm. 18,3
Crawf. 234/1, Sear RCV 111
Some dies of this coin have a crude style.
Maxentius
QuinCEgnatuleiobis.jpg
29 viewsRepublic Quinarius - 97 BC. - Mint of Rome
C. EGNATVLEIVS C. f.- Gens Egnatuleia
Ob.: Laureate head of Apollo right. C. EGNATVLEI C F (NAT & VL in monogram) behind. Q below
Rev. Victory inscribing shield on trophy. Q in central field. In ex. ROMA
Gs. 1,8 mm. 15,9x16,9
Craw. 333/1, Sear RCV 213

Maxentius
DenMnFonteio.jpg
28 viewsDenarius - 85 BC. - Mint of Rome
MN FONTEIVS C. f. - Gens Fonteia
Ob.: Laureate head of Apollo Vejovis right, M FONTEI CF behind, thunderbolt below, monogram below chin (ROMA or Argento Publico?)
Rev.: Infant Genius riding goat right, caps of the Dioscuri above, filleted thyrsos below.
Gs. 3,6 mm. 20
Cr353/1a, Sear RCV 271.

Maxentius
DenCFonteiobis.jpg
23 viewsDenarius - C. FONTEIVS - Gens Fonteia - 114-113 BC - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Janiform head of the Dioscuri
Rev.: C FONT (NT in monogram), galley with pilot and three oarsman, ROMA in ex.
gs. 3,9 mm. 19,8
Cr290/1, Sear RCV 167.

Maxentius
DenLMemmioGaleriabis.jpg
23 viewsSerrate Denarius - 106 BC
L. MEMMIVS GALERIA - Gens Memmia
Obv.: Laureate head of Saturn left; ROMA and harpa behind
Rev,; Venus in biga right, Cupid flying above with laurel wreath, L MEMMI (ME in monogram) GAL in two lines in ex.
Gs. 3,82 mm. 17,2x17,8
Cr313/1a, Sear RCV 190.

Maxentius
DenSerratoCNevioBalbo.jpg
21 viewsSerrate Denarius - 79 BC.
C. NAEVIVS BALBVS - Gens Naevia
Obv.: Diademed head of Venus right, SC behind
Rev.: Victory in triga right; C NAE BALB (AE & AL in monogram) in ex.
Gs. 3,6 mm. 18,4
Crawford 382/1, Sear RCV 309



Maxentius
QuinCnLentulus.jpg
19 viewsAR Quinarius - 88 B.C.
CN. CORNELIVS LENTVLVS CLODIANVS - Gens Cornelia
Obv.: Laureate head of Jupiter right
Rev.: Victory right crowning trophy. In ex. CN LENT (NT in monogram)
Gs. 1,5 mm. 13,4x14,5
Crawford 345/2, Sear RCV 255

Maxentius
DenCurtiusSilano.jpg
25 viewsDenarius - 116/115 B.C.
CN. DOMITIVS, Q. CURTIVS, M. SILANVS - Gens Curtia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Rome right. X behind; Q. CVRT before
Rev.: Jupiter in quadriga right, holding thunderbolt. A lituus above; M. SILA (LA in monogram) below. In ex. ROMA
Gs. 3,8 mm. 19,3
Craw. 285/2, Sear RCV 162
Maxentius
DenCnCornelioBlasio.jpg
26 viewsDenarius, 112/111 B.C. Rome Mint
CN. CORNELIVS CN.F. BLASIO - Gens Cornelia
Obv.:Mars, helmeted, right (or Scipio Africanus), CN. BLASIO CN.F. before (var. N retrograde), bucranium behind. XVI (in monogram) above
Rev.: Juno, Jupiter being crowned by Minerva; letter Θ in field, ROMA in ex.
Gs. 3,25 mm. 20,6x18,4
Crawford 296/1c, Sear RCV 173, Grueber 626



Maxentius
DenLentuloMarcello.jpg
67 viewsDenarius - 49 B.C.
L CORNELIVS LENTVLVS & C CLAVDIVS MARCELLVS - Gens Cornelia.
Obv.: Facing head of Medusa in center of triskeles, ear of corn between each leg
Rev.: Jupiter standing right with thunderbolt & eagle. LENT MAR (NT & MAR in monogram) left, COS right.
Gs. 3,5 mm. 18,4
Craw. 445/1b, Sear RCV 414.



3 commentsMaxentius
ASSEVal.jpg
47 viewsAE As -169-158 BC (Grueber 196/173 BC)
VALERIVS - Gens Valeria
Obv.: Laureate head of Janus, I above.
Rev.:Ship's prow right, VAL in monogram above, I before, ROMA below.
Gs. 15,5 mm. 30,9
Craw. 191/1, Sear RCV 710, BMRCC 545.
1 commentsMaxentius
DenAcilioBalbo.jpg
51 viewsDenarius - 125 BC (Grueber 124/103 BC) - Mint of Rome
MN ACILIVS BALBVS - Gens Acilia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right; XVI in monogram before, BALBVS behind, ROMA below, within laurel wreath
Rev.:Jupiter & Victory in quadriga right; Macedonian shield below the horses. In ex. MN (in monogram) ACILI
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,4
Craw. 271/1, Sear RCV .147, BMRRC 1019

1 commentsMaxentius
QuadranteAburioGemino.jpg
27 viewsAE Quadrans - 134 BC. - Mint of Rome
C. ABVRIVS GEMINVS - Gens Aburia
Obv.: Head of Hercules right in lionskin, three pellets behind
Rev.: Prow of galley right. C. ABVRI (AB & VR in monogram) / GEM. three pellets before, ROMA below.
Gs. 4,3 mm. 17,6
Craw. 244/3, Sear RCV 1150, Grueber 1002
Maxentius
DenMCatone.jpg
19 viewsDenarius - 89 BC. - Mint of Rome
M. PORCIVS CATO - Gens Porcia
Obv.: Female bust right (Roma?). ROMA (MA in monogram) behind. M. CATO below
Rev.:Victoria seated right, holding palm and patera. In ex. VICTRIX (TR in monogram)
Gs. 3,8 mm. 17,7
Crawf. 343/1, Sear RCV 247, Grueber II 657



Maxentius
DenCTerentioLucano.jpg
22 viewsDenarius - 147 BC. - Mint of Rome
C. TERENTIVS LVCANVS - Gens Terentia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, standing Victory and X behind
Rev.: Dioscuri galloping right, C. TER (TE in monogram) LVC below. In ex. ROMA in a tablet
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,6.
Crawf. 217/1, Sear RCV 93, Grueber 775



Maxentius
DenQCecilioMetello.jpg
21 viewsDenarius - 130 BC. - Rome mint.
Q. CAECILIVS METELLVS - Gens Caecilia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right; Q. METE (in monogram) behind, * below chin
Rev.: Jupiter with thunderbolt & branch walking in quadriga right. ROMA in exergue.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 21,38x18,86
Craw. 256/1, Sear RCV 132, Grueber 1053

Maxentius
DenMNAquillius.jpg
34 viewsDenarius - 109/108 BC. Rome mint.
MN. AQVILLIVS - Gens Aquillia
Obv.: Radiate head of Sol right. Before, X
Rev.: Luna (or Diana) in biga right; crescent moon and three stars above. Below, one star and MN (in monogram) AQVIL. In ex. ROMA
Gs. 3,7 mm. 18,81
Craw. 303/1, Sear RCV 180, Grueber II 645
1 commentsMaxentius
DenMinucioThermo.jpg
46 viewsDenarius - 103 BC.
Q. MINVCIVS M.f. THERMVS - Gens Minucia
Obv.:Helmeted head of Mars (or Rome) left
Rev.: Q. THERM (THE in monogram) M.F. (in monogram) below two warriors in combat, one on left protecting a fallen man.
Gs. 4 mm. 19,37x20,10
Crawf. 319/1, Sear RCV 197

2 commentsMaxentius
Cherronesoshemidrachm1.jpg
44 viewsThracian Chersonese, Cherronesos AR Hemidrachm. 400-350 BC. Forepart of lion right, head turned back / quadripartite incuse with crested helmet, pellet and 'A' and 'E' monograms in parallel incuse squares.CANTANATRIX
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22 viewsKallatis, Thrace, Circa 3rd-2nd Century BC. Æ 24mm. Laureate head of Apollo right / KA A - TIA NWN, tripod; grain ear in left field, magistrates name in ex. Moushmov 224, see http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/thrace/kallatis/i.html for several different magistrates names/ monograms 60e+Alexios
coin633.jpg
26 viewsIt is a copper lion of Mary Queen of Scots.
It is also known as a "hardhead", they were issued
1555-1560. It contains about 10% silver. they
were valued at three halfpence Scots, and were
equal in value to the french denier. The coin carries
the monogram FM, which appeared on her coinage
after her husband, the Dauphin, became Francis II
of France, on 10th July 1559. Francis died in 1560,
so this was issued within that period. Coin #633

cars100
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13 viewsJustinian I, 527-565. 1/2 Siliqua (Silver, 14 mm, 1.31 g, 9 h), Carthage, 534/7-552. D N IVSTINIANVS P P AG Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Justinian I to right. Rev. Large monogram; cross above, S below; all within wreath. DOC -. MIB 53. SB 254 ('siliqua'). Darkly toned. Struck on the usual somewhat irregular flan, otherwise, good very fine. Quant.Geek
sfc-data-dificil-500-rs-1936-rgte-feijo-2-D_NQ_NP_1897-MLB4769578494_082013-F.jpg
9 viewsMOEDA - 500 Réis - 1938 - Regente Feijó
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Série Ilustres
Excelente estado de conservação


ANVERSO
O busto do Regente do Império Diogo António Feijó circundado pela inscrição REGENTE FEIJÓ. Em baixo, monograma do gravador Calmon Barreto.

REVERSO
No centro, uma coluna coríntia encimada pela inscrição circular BRASIL entre dois filetes. À esquerda do campo, o valor 500 e, à direita, a palavra RÉIS em posição horizontal. No exergo, a data e, ao lado direito, a sigla do gravador Walter Toledo.

PADRÃO MONETÁRIO
MIL-RÉIS (de 08/10/1833 a 31/10/1942)

PERÍODO POLÍTICO
República, Era Vargas (1930-1945)

ORIGEM
Casa da Moeda, Rio de Janeiro

CARACTERÍSTICAS
Material: bronze alumínio
Diâmetro: 22,5 mm
Peso: 5,00 g
Espessura: 1,80 mm
Bordo: serrilhado
Titulagem: Cu 910, Al 90
Eixo: reverso medalha (EV)
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Antonivs Protti
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55 viewsL. Valerius Flaccus 108-107 BC AR denarius (3.51 grams), Obverse: Winged, draped bust of Victory right, mark of value XVI in monogram before
Reverse: L VALERI FLACCI, helmeted, nude Mars walking left, holding spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder, flamen's cap before, grain ear behind.
Ex: Freeman and Sear purchased May 12, 2005
1 commentspaul1888
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73 viewsTHRACE, Black Sea Area. Chersonesos. Circa 460 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.25 gm; 12 mm).
Forepart of lion right, head reverted / Quadripartite incuse square; pellet and Rooster monograms in opposite quadrants. Cf. BMC Thrace pg. 185, 42; Cf. SNG Cop. 824ff. Rare variety with Rooster on reverse
4 commentspaul1888
Arados_c.jpg
52 viewsArados c. 240-237 BC
obverse : Turreted bust of Tyche right
reverse prow of galley left, with Athena figurehead, AP monogram above.
Ginolerhino
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28 viewsObv: Cruciform invocative monogram Type V; in the quarters: τω-cω|ΔϪ-λω; within wreath border (Θεότοκε βοήθει τῷ σῷ δούλῳ)
Rev:
SpongeBob
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88 viewslordmarcovan
eightmaravedis.jpg
18 viewsSpain, New World Colonies under Philip II 1551-1555. Copper 8-Maravedis. Countermarked and obliterated monogram and castle on reverse.Patrick O3
Thrace_Dionysos.jpg
25 viewsMaroneia, Thrace. 146-100BC, AE18mm.

Obv. Wreathed head of young Dionysos right. Rev. Dionysos left holding grapes, NARTHEX in right field, monogram in near left field.
Lee S
Dänemark_Christian_IX_2_Öre_1886_Kopenhagen_Delfin_Ähre_Krone_Bronze.jpg
15 views
Dänemark

Christian XI. 1863-1906

2 Öre

1886

Münzstätte: Kopenhagen

Vs.: Gekröntes Monogramm

Rs.: Nominal flankiert von Delfin und Ähre

Zitat: KM# 793.1

Erhaltung: Kratzer, ansonsten sehr schön - fast vorzüglich

Metall: Bronze

21 mm, 3,79 g _399
Antonivs Protti
MECKLENBURG_SCHWERIN_Pfennig_1872_Friedrich_Franz_Monogramm_Krone.jpg
19 viewsRDR -- Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Friedrich Franz II. (1842-1883)

Pfennig (Kupfer)

Münzstätte: Schwerin

Vs: Gekröntes Monogramm. Umschrift: "VGG GROSSH V MECKLENB SCHWERIN"

Rs: Wert, Jahreszahl und Münzzeichen (B).

Gewicht: 1,5g

Durchmesser: 15 mm

Erhaltung: sehr schön _397
Antonivs Protti
Westfalen_Hieronymus_Napoleon_3_Cent_1809_Kassel_Kupfer_Monogramm.jpg
21 viewsKönigreich Westfalen

Hieronymus Napoleon, 1807 - 1813

3 Cent 1809 C, Kassel

Monogramm aus HN im Kranz.

Rs: Landesbezeichnung, Wert, Mzz. und Jahr.

Erhaltung: Sehr schön

Durchmesser: 25 mm

Gewicht: 4,3 g _694
Antonivs Protti
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44 viewsByzantine glass coin weight
Monogram of Anastasius
20mm
5.72g
Bendall.64
wileyc
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21 viewsTrajan. Æ (11.50 g), AD 98-117. Laodicea ad Mare in Syria, CY 162 (AD 115/6). AYTOKP NEP TPAIANO? API?T KAI? ?EB ΓEP ΔAK ΠAP, laureate bust of Trajan right, slight drapery on far shoulder. Reverse: IOYΛI[EωN] TωN KAI [ΛAOΔIKEω]N BΞP, turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right; in right field, monogram. BMC 40; SNG Copenhagen 344; RPC 3796.2
Quant.Geek
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32 viewsTHRACE, Odessos. Circa 280-225 BC. AR Tetradrachm (26mm, 16.44 g, 11h). In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedonia. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, monogram above civic monogram. Topalov, Odesos 23; Price 1151; HGC 3.2, 1584. Quant.Geek
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30 viewsC. 200-49 BC

Obverse: Bust of Artemis right, monogram before.

Reverse: Lion walking right, MAΣΣA above.

Grey tone with a nice portrait and good metal. – Old collection ticket included.

Ref: SNG Cop 786

Weight: 2.54g

17mm
3 commentspaul1888
Augustus_RPC_4151~0.jpg
2 Augustus Antioch Tetradrachm46 viewsAUGUSTUS
AR Tetradrachm, Antioch, Syria. Regnal year 26 = 5 BC.

KAIΣAΡΟΣ ΣΕ—[ΒΑΣΤΟΥ], laureate head of Augustus right / ΕΤΟΥΣ ςΚ ΝΙΚΗΣ, Tyche of Antioch seated on rock, holding palm branch, river Orontes swimming at her feet, ΥΠΑ monogram & IB (= COS XII) in r. field above ANT AYT monogram.

Prieur 50, RPC 4151 Good Fine
RI0013
2 commentsSosius
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5 Claudius and Agrippina27 viewsCLAUDIUS AND AGRIPPINA
Æ As, Bosporus (23mm, 6g)
Minted circa 50–54 AD by King Kotys I (46 – 63 AD)

TI KLAVDIOV KAICAPOC; Head of Claudius r.; "IB" below / IOVLIAN AGRIPPINAN CEBACTHN; Head of Agrippina l.; monogram "BAK" in field to l.

Anokhin # 348
RI0025
1 commentsSosius
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10 Vespasian AR Ephesus27 viewsVespasian
AR Denarius.
Ephesus Mint,
71 AD.

O: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, laureate head right

R: LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS, Titus & Domitian standing, heads left, each holding a patera, EPHE monogram in ex.

RIC 1430c, RSC 250, RPC 832, sear5 #2401
RI0064
1 commentsSosius
rjb_spain2_08_05.jpg
470 viewsObverse
PHILIPPVS monogram
Crowned 1642
Date in cartouche?
Reverse
REX monogram
XII over ?
?
mauseus
Athalaric_BMC_Ostrogoths_67,_52_2.jpg
4. Athalaric40 viewsAnatomy of a Monogram of Athalaric

BMC Ostrogoths p. 67, 52
Sosius
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4. Athalaric, in name of Justinian22 viewsATHALARIC
Ostrogoth King of Rome, in name of Justinian
AE 4, Ravenna mint

O: IVSTI..., diademed and cuirassed bust of Justinian I right

R: Monogram of Athalaric in wreath

BMC Ostrogoths p. 67, 52

1 commentsSosius
rjb_spain1_08_05.jpg
582 viewsObverse
PHILIPPVS monogram
Crowned date (unclear, 1641?)
Cartouche date (unclear)
Reverse
REX monogram
Cartouche 8
VIII over MD
mauseus
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968 viewsObverse
PHILIPPVS monogram
VIII over TO monogram
?
Reverse
REX monogram
Crowned 1641
mauseus
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AE AE Pentanummium Justin II SB 36352 viewsObverse: Monogram 8
Reverse: Large E, officina delta to r.
Date: 565-548 CE
Sear 363 DO 60a-d
12mm 2.82gm
wileyc
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Alexander I, Balas128 viewsSerrated AE 21, Syria, Alexander I Balas, Obv: Alexander right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;, Athena with Nike, monograms, aVF. Lindgren III, pl. 62, 1074, Hoover HGC 9, 900 (R1-2).Molinari
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Amisos, Pontos, c. 85 - 65 B.C. Mithradates VI Eupator. 39 viewsObv. aegis with facing head of Medusa (gorgoneion) in center; Rev. AMI−ΣOY, Nike advancing right, holding palm frond across shoulders behind, A∆T monogram lower left.
19.7mm, 8.4 grams.
References: Sear 3642, BMC 72.
2 commentsCanaan
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Antiochos IX, Kyzikenos26 viewsAE 18, Syria, Antiochos IX, ca. 116-95 B.C. Obv: Head of bearded Herakles facing right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΞΟΥ ΦΙΛΟ ΠΑΤΡΟΥ around Athena standing left, holding Nike, monogram and aplustre in field. Black patina, gF. Lindgren I, 1867, SC 1250, Hoover HGC 9, 1250 (S).Molinari
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Apameia32 viewsAE 20, Syria, Apamea, 30/29 BC. Obv: Dionysus facing right, ME monogram behind. Rev: Thyrsos surrounded by ΑΠΑΜΕΩΝ THΣ EIPAΣ KAI AΣYΛOY, Seleukid era date ΓΠΣ (30/29 BC). aF. RPC I, 4347-4352, Hoover HGC 9, 1425 (S).Molinari
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Apollonia - Ceka 115.24 viewsIllyria, Apollonia After 229 BC
AR Drachm.
TIMHN, Cow standing left, looking back at suckling calf, Gamma AK monogram below.
APOL DAMOFWNTOS around square with double stellate pattern.
xokleng
Baktria,_Diodotos_I,_AR_tetradrachm_-_Holt_A6_4_(this_coin)~0.jpg
Baktrian Kingdom, Diodotos I, ca. 255/250-240 BC, AR Tetradrachm 27 viewsDiademed head of Diodotos I right.
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY Zeus advancing left hurling thunderbolt, eagle at feet, ΙΔΤ (Iota, Delta, Sampi) monogram in inner left field.

Holt A6.4 (this coin); Kritt A6 (plate 2 A6 this coin); CSE 1294 (this coin); SNG Lockett 3109 (this coin ID: SNGuk_0300_3109); Pozzi 2945 (this coin); ESM 717α (this coin); SNG ANS 77; SC 631.a; Bopearachchi 2E; Mitchiner 64d; Qunduz 6; HGC 9, 243.
Mint "A" - Ai Khanoum

(26 mm, 15.73 g, 6h).
Herakles Numismatics; ex- Houghton Collection (CSE 1294); ex- Lockett Collection (SNGLockett 3109); ex- Pozzi Collection: Naville Sale I (1921) 2945 (sold for CHF 35).

This coin has a very distinguished provenance and has been published as plate coin in four reference works.

The emission with the ΙΔΤ (Iota, Delta Sampi) mint control mark is the most abundant of the Diodotid issues, representing about 13% of known Diodotid precious metal coins. The same control carries over into the early coinage of Euthydemos, although eventually displaced by the PK control monogram after 208/6 BC when Antiochos III captured Ai Khanoum while Euthydemos remained besieged at Baktra, after which it appears that Baktra/Balkh assumed the role of primary royal mint in Baktria. In is notable that the Archaic Greek letter Sampi forms the bottom of the ΙΔΤ monogram. It is an Archaic Greek form of a double Sigma that persisted in Greek dialects of Asia Minor. Many Greek settlers from Asia Minor migrated to Baktria, including the illustrious ruler Euthydemos from Magnesia in either Lydia, or Ionia. The archaic Greek Sampi possibly traveled to Baktria with the earliest Greek settlers from Asia Minor.
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CILICIA, Mallos. 2nd-1st centuries BC. Æ Coin #64448 viewsCILICIA, Mallos. 2nd-1st centuries BC. Æ (22mm, 10.88 g, 12h).
Head of Apollo right / Athena seated left, holding Nike and spear; monogram to left.
SNG France -; SNG Levante -; SNG Levante Supp. -; SNG Pfalzer -; BMC 29. VF, brown patina. Scarce.
Coin #644
cars100
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Demetrios II Nikator, Second reign, 129-125 BC. Silver tetradrachm. Tyre.44 viewsObv: Diademed head of king right.
Rev: Eagle standing on prow left, with palm branch, club surmounted by monogram and monogram in inner left field, two monograms in inner right field, monogram between legs.
References: SC 2195.5b. Newell 179. Hoover 1122.
28 mm, 13,23 g.
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Demetrios Poliorketes 306-283 BC28 viewsMacedonia Kingdom Demetrios Poliorketes 306-283 BC

Obverse: Head of Demetrios right wearing crested Corinthian helmet

Reverse: Prow of galley right, BA above, monogram beneath
(SNG Cop. 1194) - VF/XF...

AE15 Salamis, 3.72 gm.
Macedonian Warrior
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Kingdom of Bithynia. Prusias II7 viewsAE22, 4.85 grams
228-149 BC.
Head of Dionysos right, wearing ivy-wreath
ΒΑΖΙΛΕΩΣ ΠΡΟYΣΙΟΥ, centaur Chiron walking right, playing lyre, monogram beneath leg
HGC 7, 629; Rec gén 26;
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L Saufeius46 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right X behind

Victory in biga right L SAVF VF in monogram
ROMA below

Rome, 152 BC
3.54g

Sear 83, Saufeia 1, Syd 384
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Macedon,Alexander III. AR tetradrachm35 viewsprice 1679 / Themnos mint /188-170BC
obv: head of Herakles r. wearing lion-skin
rev: Zeus Aetophoros seated l. M l. in field. monograms
above oinoche withen vine tendril,eagle and sceptre
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Macedonia, Alexander III, Ar drachm31 viewsPrice 1382 / 310-301 BC
obv: Head of young Heraclea r. wearing lion-skin headdress
rev: ALEXANDROU Zues enthrond l. holding eagle and scepter forpart of
Pegasus l. monogram NO below throne
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Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, Father of Alexander the Great 359-336 BCE30 viewsBronze AE Unit, SNG ANS 934, nice VF, Macedonian mint, 6.328g,
17.4mm, 0°, c. 359 - 336 B.C.E.
Obverse: head Apollo right wearing taenia.
Reverse: ΦIΛIΠΠOΥ, young male rider
atop horse prancing to right, LO monogram below.
18.0 mm, 7.01 g.
Philip II expanded the size and influence of the Macedonian Kingdom,
but is perhaps best known as the father of Alexander the Great.
He personally selected the design of his coins.
NORMAN K
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Manuel I Komnenus AE half tetarteron 37 viewsReverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOTH or similar Manuel bearded facing wearing crown and miltary attire and holding cruciform sceotre and gl. cr.
Mint: Unk greek mint
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1981 H. 18.5-6 (as Sear 1978 but smaller)
14mm 1.86
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Manuel I Komnenus clipped billion aspron trachy SB196666 viewsObverse: IC-XC (bar above) in field, Christ bearded and nimbate, wearing tunic and colobion, seated upon throne without back; holds gospels in left hand.
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOT or var, MP OV bar above in upper right field, Full-length figure of emperor, bearded on left, crowned by Virgin nimbate. Emperor wears stemma, divitision, collar-peice, and jewelled loros of simplified type; holds in right hand labarum-headed scepter, and in left globus cruciger. Virgin wears tunic and maphorion.
four main varieties:
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 1167-1183?
Sear 1966 Var d, Fourth coinage; H 16.14,15; 17.1-4
rev: Jewel within circle on loros waist
16mm .89gm
As discussed in the Byzantine forumThese are the "neatly clipped" trachies.
During the reign of Manuel I the silver content of the trachy was dropped from c.6% to c.3%, but later types were sometimes issued with the higher silver content.
In Alexius III's time these high silver types were clipped down to half size, probably officially, presumably so as to match the lower silver content of the later issues.
Of course this would only have worked as long as the populace accepted the idea that the clipped coins were all high silver versions to start with. Once smarties started clipping ordinary coins these types would soon have have fallen out of favour and been withdrawn.

Ross G.


During the reign of Alexius III were reused coins of previous releases, clipping its border in a very regular mode and thus reducing to half their weight. Regularity of shearing and the fact that they were found to stock uniforms, suggesting that this clipping is a formal issuance of mint. Based on the stocks found in Constantinople , some of which consist only of clipped coins, it may safely be dated between 1195 and 1203.
Hendy and Grierson believe that this shearing was a consequence of the devaluation of trachy mixture during the reign of Isaac II and Alexius III. They reduced by half the already low silver content of this coin: shearing coins of previous emperors, still widely in circulation, made their trachy consistent with the intrinsic value of current emissions. Of course, this does not justify the clipping of coins already degraded of Isaac II and Alexius III. Therefore, reason for their declassification is not understood. I think that reason of Ross is right!
The structure of their dispersion in hoards indicates that, however, were made after the other emissions. Clipped trachys appear in small amounts along with regular trachy in hoards, represents a rarity. Were clipped trachys of Manuel I, Andronicus I, Isaac II and Alexius III, and perhaps of John II; those of Manuel are less scarce. In principle, we must believe that all trachys after Manuel I have been clipped, although many have not yet appeared.

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Maroneia, Thrace. 400-350 BC.24 viewsAutonomous coinage of Maroneia, Thrace. 400-350 BC. Horse pracing right, PNK monogram below.
MAR-WNI-TWN around linear square containing vine, VE-monogram below. BMC 666; SNGCop 632.
Britanikus
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MYSIA, PERGAMON (SEMI-AUTONOMOUS)7 views1st - 2nd Cent. AD
15.5 mm, 2.41 g
O: Draped bust of the Senate right
R: Turreted bust of Roma right; monogram before
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SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Obol. AR 11mm. Circa 350-330/20 BC 11 views SIKYONIA, Sikyon. Obol. AR 11mm.
Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev. Dove flying right, uncertain monogram above tail feathers.
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SOLD Alexander 1 Balas Tetradrachm 147/6 BC SOLD6 views SOLD Obv : Diademed head of Alexander 1 Balas in reeded border
30.5 mm 16.25gm SC 1784.8i,
Antioch on the Orontes mint
Rev: Nike offering wreath to Zeus seated left
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ
Theta within Delta monogram inner LF
Exergue : 166 ( SE date = 147/6 BC) Φ SOLD
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SOLD Antiochus 1 Soter 281-261 BC Posthumous Tetradrachm SOLD10 views SOLD Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochus 1 facing right
Reverse: Apollo sitting on ompholos testing arrow in RH, LH holding grounded bow.
2 monograms, one in each field
Ins- ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ
A posthumous coinage from the reign of Antiochus 11
Mint of Seleucia on the Tigris
SC 587.1c 17g 29.5mm SOLD
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SOLD Antiochus V11 Sidetes Tetradrachm 138-129 BC SOLD7 viewsSOLD Obs - Diademed head of Antiochus V11 in fillet border
16.32g 29mm SC 2061.4e
Antioch on the Orontes mint
Rev- Athena holding Nike presenting wreath left , right, hand on shield proping up spear
Ins- ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΙΓΕΡΟΥ surrounded by wreath
Control marks Monogram composing ΔΙ below A before Athena left Right above shield, A above M
An early Cappadocian copy emission 4 obs A14 (Krenkal & Lorber 2009) SOLD
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SOLD Demetrios 1 Soter 155/4 BC Tetradrachm SOLD6 views SOLD Obv: Diademed head of Demetrios right in wreathed border
31mm 16.71g SC 1641.3a
Antioch Mint
REV: Tyche holding sceptre and cornucopia, seated Left on throne supported by Tritoness right.
2 monograms in LF
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΙΟΥ ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ
HNP ( SE 158 ) in exergue SOLD
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Δ and KA (monogram of)295 viewsCILICIA. Seleuceia ad Calycadnum. Severus Alexander. Æ 28. A.D. 222-235. Obv: AV▪K▪M▪AVP▪CEOVHPAΛEZA-NΔPO. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; 2 countermarks: (1) on chest, (2) partly under (1). Rev: CEΛE(-YKEΩN)KAΛY-KA-ΔNΩ. Tyche of Seleuceia seated left on rock in distyle shrine, holding grains; river-god Calycadnus swimming left below. Ref: BMC -; SNG Levante Supp. 196 (same obv. die, var. rev. leg.). Axis: 195°. Weight: 9.91 g. CM(1): Δ containing dot, in triangular punch, 6 x 5 mm. Howgego 670 (206 pcs). Note: Not likely to be a denominational countermark. CM(2): Monogram of K and A, in shaped punch, 4 x 5 mm. Howgego 618 (52 pcs). Note: The countermark likely refers to Calycadnum. Collection Automan.Automan
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ΘY (monogram of)208 viewsLYDIA. Thyatira. Severus Alexander. Æ 20. A.D. 222-235. Obv: AΛEΞ(A)N-ΔPOC. Laureate bust right; countermark on head. Rev: ΘVAT-E-IPHN. Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ref: BMC -; SNG von Aulock -; SNG Cop -; Lindgren -.Axis: 180°. Weight: 3.76 g. CM: Monogram of Θ and Y, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 617 (11 pcs). Note: Undoubtedly the countermark refers to the city of Thyatira where the host coin was issued. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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ΘY (monogram of)202 viewsLYDIA. Thyatira. Elagabalus. Æ 26. A.D. 218-222. Obv: AVTKMAAN-TΩNEINOC. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; countermark on lower part of bust. Rev: (ΘVAT-E-I-)PHNΩN. Athena seated left, holding palladium in right extended arm, resting left arm on spear, wheel-like shield resing against throne. Ref: BMC 114. Axis: 180°. Weight: 7.60 g. Note: Same obverse die as Sear (GIC) 3072. CM: Monogram of Θ and Y, in circular punch, 5 mm. Howgego 617 (11 pcs). Note: Undoubtedly the countermark refers to the city of Thyatira where the host coin was issued. Collection Automan.Automan
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19 viewsIONIA, Ephesos
PB Tessera
[…]ΔPOY · ACOK(?); monogram consisting of letters AΔΦPY
Blank
Gülbay & Kireç -
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19 viewsEGYPT, Oxyrhynchus
PB Tessera (22mm, 12.13 g)
Draped bust of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helm and aegis
Oak wreath enclosing uncertain letters (OΞ monogram?)
Milne 5317-9; Dattari (Savio) -; Köln 3557-8
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40 viewsBYZANTINE. Baanes. Palatinos(?), circa 7th century AD
PB Seal (17mm, 5.58 g, 6 h)
Capricorn leaping right, ПAΛA below
Monogram (BAANH)
Unpublished

A palatinos was a minor clerk in the late Roman and early Byzantine period.
Ardatirion
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32 viewsBYZANTINE. Simaias and Xenon. Circa 6th century AD
PB Tessera (20mm, 7.24 g, 12 h)
Block monogram: CIMAIAC
Block monogram: XENΩNOC
BLS -; DOCBS -

Found in Israel
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D.175 Charles the Great [Charlemagne] (denier, class 3, Bourges)16 viewsCharles the Great, king of the Franks (768-840) and Holy Roman emperor (800-814)
Denier (Bourges, class 3, 781-800)

Silver, 1.18 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 3h

O/ [+CA]RLVS REX FR; cross pattée with a crescent in each quarter
R/ [+B]ITVRICA[S]; carolingian monogram KRLS

For the 3rd type of his coinage, Charles the Great introduced the famous KRLS monogram. This one contains all the letters of Karolvs : the consonants are clearly written at the edges and bound by a lozenge. The vowels are at the center of the monogram: A (using the upper part of the lozenge, O as the whole lozenge and V as the down part of the lozenge).
This monogram still appeared two centuries later in the coinage of Hugh Capet, first capetian king.
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D.621 Charles II the Bald (denier, class 1a, Melle)25 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
Denier (Melle, class 1a, 840-864)

Silver, 1.70 g, 21 mm diameter, die axis 9h

O/ +CΛRLVS REX FR; cross pattée
R/ META / • / LLVM

Class 1 of Charles the Bald's coinage is made of totally different types of coins, which may reflect the state of the kingdom after 3 years of civil war and the division of the Empire.

Class 1a: mint in the field, with a linear legend
Class 1b: bust
Class 1c: city gate
Class 1d: KRLS monogram
Class 1e: temple

Coupland suggests that this particular scarce type (with META/LLVM on the reverse) had been minted from June 848, just after Charles the Bald finally defeated his nephew Pippin II for Aquitaine's control. The aim of minting a special type like this was to show a clear difference with the previsous coinage of Pippin II. A little later, Charles the Blad went on with the typical coinage of Melle (monogram ; circular mint name).
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D.606 Charles II the Bald (denier, class 1d, Melle)49 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
Denier (Melle, class 1d, 840-864)

Silver, 1.35 g, 20.5 mm diameter, die axis 12h

O/ +CΛRLVS REX FR; cross pattée
R/ +METVLLO; carolingian monogram

The KRLS monogram was first introduced by Charles' great father, Charles the Great (Charlemagne). Charlemagne's son (Louis the Pious) never used a monogram, contrary to most carolingian rulers as Charles the Bald in particular.

This is the second most common carolingian coin.

Charlemagne minted exactly similar coins (Class 3). The question of the attribution to Charles the Great or the Bald has of course been widely discussed on grounds of style, weight, composition (work of Guillaume Sarah), position of the legend... These studies didn't lead to any clear conclusion although these deniers may often be attributed to Charlemagne. New hoards have to be found to resolve this issue.
By then, these coins have to be attributed to Charles the Bald by reason of the relative number of minted coins.
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D.622 Charles II the Bald (obol, class 1d, Melle)31 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
Obol (Melle, class 1d, 840-864)

Silver, 0.65 g, 15 mm diameter, die axis 8h

O/ carolingian monogram
R/ +METVLLO; cross pattée


Certainly because of the lack of space, there isn't any legend with the ruler's name on the obverse but a carolingian KRLS monogram.
The attribution to Charles the Bald or Charles the Great is uncertain, like for the denier's case.
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D.626 Charles II the Bald (denier, class 1d, Melle)25 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
Denier (Melle, class 1d, 840-864)

Silver, 1.73 g, 21 mm diameter, die axis 5h

O/ +CΛRLVS REX; cross pattée
R/ +METVLLO; carolingian monogram

This coinage with the shorter legend CΛRLVS REX is much rarer than the common one with the legend CΛRLVS REX FR. The composition of a hoard in Poitou suggests that this type can be unambiguously attributed to Charles the Bald. This coinage may have been minted at the beginning of Charles the Bald's reign, just before Pippin II took the control of Melle in 845.
Among the 12 known specimens, 5 have a deformed monogram, with the L and the S exchanging places, and on their sides. This feature, the shorter legend, as well as the unusual position of the legend opening cross on top of the monogram may suggest that there was some confusion in Melle at this time, when Charles gave back (temporarily) Aquitaine to Pippin.
The reverse is slightly double struck.
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D.627 Charles II the Bald (denier ?, class 1d, Melle)16 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
Denier (Melle ?, class 1d, 840-864)

Silver, 1.35 g, 20.5 mm diameter, die axis 12h

O/ +CΛRLVS REX R; cross pattée
R/ +METxVLLO; carolingian monogram

The x in METxVLLO on the reverse has been widely discussed.
For instance, Depeyrot understands it as an immobilization/feudal issue. The crude style of theses deniers and the lightly degenerate legend of this one (CARLVS REX R instead of REX FR) seems in coherence with this hypothesis. However, the x is always at the same place.
Moreover, this type of coin has been found in the Brioux hoard, which may be datable to the beginning of Charles the Bald's reign. Grierson and Blackburn suggest that these coins with x were mainly minted in Poitiers. Using the legend of the close Melle mint allowed to take advantage of the reputation of Melle coinage.
Coupland proposes that this METxVLLO type came after the METVLLO type after 860 and until round 925. Then, it was replaced by the MET/ALO type. In order to explain the differences of interpretation, Coupland thinks that several hoards were wrongly dated or described.
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D.375 Charles II the Bald (denier, class 2, Courcessin?)35 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
GDR denier (Courcessin?, class 2, 864-875)

Silver, 1.43 g, 19 mm diameter, die axis 12h

O/ +GRΛTIΛ D-I REX; carolingian monogram
R/ +I.CVRTISΛSONIEH; cross pattée

In 864, Charles the Bald promulgated the edict of Pîtres, huge reform whose aim was to protect the kingdom from Viking raids. It also reinforced royal authority on minting, and created a new type of deniers . The new coins could be only struck at 10 mints (Palace, Chalon sur Saône, Melle, Narbonne, Orléans, Paris, Quentovic, Reims, Rouen and Sens). This limitation had never been applied, more than 110 mints struck the new coinage. This can be understood as a lack of control of the central autority. However it seems that several mints shared dies... Grierson and Blackburn proposed that only 10 main mints produced dies and partially outsourced coinage production ?
On the obverse is written GRATIA D-I REX (GDR) around a carolingian monogram. The alliance with Roman Church goes on... The reverse already existed for Class 1, with the mint name around a cross pattée.
Class 2 of Charles' coinage is made of these GDR deniers.

The precise localization of the mint in Normandie (north of France) is still not clear. According to Grierson and Blackburn, Courti(s) Sasonien(sis) may come from some groups of Saxons settled in northern part of Gaul.
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D.727 Charles II the Bald (denier, class 2, Orléans)14 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
GDR denier (Orléans, class 2, 864-875)

Silver, 1.80 g, 21 mm diameter, die axis 5h

O/ +GRΛTIΛ D-I REX; carolingian monogram
R/ +ΛVRELIΛNIS CIVITΛS; cross pattée

This is another typical example of Class 2 (GDR type).
Cenabum was a gallic stronghold of the Carnute tribe. It was conquered and destroyed by Caesar in 52 BC, and then maybe rebuilt by the emperor Aurelian. This may be the origin the city's name.
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D.750 Charles II the Bald (denier, class 2, Palace Mint)4 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
GDR denier (Palace Mint, class 2, 864-875)

Silver, 1.77 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 2h

O/ +GRΛTIΛ D-I REX; carolingian monogram
R/ +PΛLΛTINΛ MONE; cross pattée

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D.811 Charles II the Bald (denier, class 2, Quentovic)37 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
GDR denier (Quentovic, class 2, 864-875)

Silver, 1.64 g, 21 mm diameter, die axis 6h

O/ +GRΛTIΛ D-I REX; carolingian monogram
R/ +QVVENTOVVCI; cross pattée with 2 globules

This is another typical example of Class 2 (GDR type).
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D.399 Charles II the Bald (denier, class 2, Dijon)21 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
GDR denier (Dijon, class 2, 864-875)

Silver, 0.91 g, 19.5 mm diameter, die axis 2h

O/ +C[RATIA] D-I REX; carolingian monogram
R/ +DIVIONI C[AST]RE; cross pattée

This is another less common example of Class 2 (GDR type).
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D.880 Charles II the Bald (obol, class 2, Rouen)14 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
GDR obol (Rouen, class 2, 864-875)

Silver, 0.73 g, 14 mm diameter, die axis 10h

O: +CRΛTIΛ D-I REX;carolingian monogram
R: +ROTVHΛCVS CIVI; cross pattée

Obol of GDR type
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D.559 Charles II the Bald (denier, class 2, Le Mans)12 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877)
GDR denier (Le Mans, class 2, 864-875 or end of the 8th/beginning of the 10th century)

Silver, 1.42 g, 19 mm diameter, die axis 3h

O: +G I RΛTIΛ D-I REX; carolingian monogram
R: +CINOMΛNIS CIVITΛS; cross pattée

Due to the degenerate legend and monogram, this coin may be an immobilization.
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D.198 Charles II the Bald (denier, class 3, Bourges)27 viewsCharles the Bald, king of the Franks (840-877) and Holy Roman Emperor (875-877)
Denier (Bourges, class 2, 876-877)

Silver, 1.47 g, 19 mm diameter, die axis 12h

O/ +CΛRLVS IMP ΛVG; cross pattée
R/ +BITVRICES CIVIT; carolingian monogram

In 875, after the death of his nephew, the Emperor Louis II, Charles received the imperial crown.
The related coinage clearly shows the imperial title in a roman way, IMP AVG. This coinage may be undistinguishable from the one of Charles the Fat (885-887), when he assumed West Francia kingship (before being chased by Eudes, count of Paris and next king of the Franks).
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Dy.001 Hugh Capet: denier (Beauvais)19 viewsHugh Capet, king of the Franks (987-996) and Hervé, Bishop of Beauvais (987-998)
Denier (Beauvais)

Silver, 1.19 g, diameter 21 mm, die axis 9h
O: [HERV]EVS HVGO RE[X] ; cross pattée with 2 pellets
R: BE[LVΛC]VS CIVITΛS ; carolingian monogram KRLS

Although Hugh Capet was the founder of the capetian dynasty, his coinage contains a carolingian monogram. It may have been a way to show the continuity of the royal authority. The presence of the bishop Hervé is not really understood on this nearly only coinage of Hugh Capet as king of the Franks (obols of the same type are also known, as well as a unique denier of Laon).
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D.1155 Louis II the Stammerer (denier, Visé)5 viewsLouis II the Stammerer, king of the Franks (877-879)
Denier (Tours)

Silver, 0,79 g, 19 mm diameter, die axis 8h

O/ +HLVDOVVICVS REX; KRLS monogram of Charles (legend beginning at 10h)
R/ +IN VICO VIOSΛTO; croix pattée

The KRLS (Karolus) monogram appears on this coinage of Louis II. One can imagine that there hadn't been much time to think about a new monogram just after Charles II's death.

Louis II was physically quite weak and died 2 years after his father Charles II. His reign was consequently very short.
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D.1041 Louis III (denier, Tours)31 viewsLouis III, king of the Franks (879-882)
Denier (Tours)

Silver, 1.78 g, 19 mm diameter, die axis 12h

O/ +IIISIRICORDIΛ DI REX; Louis' monogram (legend beginning at 3h)
R/ +HTVR◊NES CIVITAS; croix pattée

Louis III became king of West Francia at 16 after his father Louis II died quite young. As he was the only living son of Charles II, Louis II had inherited the full kingdom of West Francia from his father. At opposite, when Louis II died, his sons Louis III and Carloman II divided the kingdom into a northern part for Louis III and a southern part for his brother Carloman II. During his reign, Louis III (in alliance with his brother) achieved military successes, especially against Vikings. However, Louis III's reign didn't last long. Louis III died inadvertently at 19 while chasing a girl on his horse. He hit violently the lintel of a door with his head.
Louis III's coinage is hard to distinguish from Louis II's. Both bear the same name et both reigns were very short. Three kinds of coins can be found:
* coins with legend LVDOVICS REX and a KRLS monogram : these coins have been found for northern and southern mints and are consequently given for Louis II;
* coins with a LVDOVICVS monogram ; they have only been found for the northern mints, and are consequently supposed to be Louis III's;
* coins of Toulouse with LV/DO, imitating the ones of Charles emperor with CA/RL. The attribution to Louis II seems to be straightforward due to the southern position.
The legend of the coin is different from the traditional Gratia di Rex, but still shows a religious origin. However its success remained very limited, with some scare coins of Louis III and Eudes.
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D.163 Eudes (denier, Blois)15 viewsEudes, king of the Franks (888-898)
Denier (Blois)

Silver, 1.59 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 3h

O/ +MISERICORDIΛ DE-I; monogram
R/ +BIESIΛNIS CΛSTR◊; cross pattée

Eudes was not a Carolingian. As count of Paris, he obtained successful results against the Viking attacks. He was then chosen by frankish noblemen to be the king. The legitimate heir Charles III the Simple was then too young to rule.

This type of coinage is a very Carolingian one.
Eudes made his own monograms. This one is quite elaborate, with ◊DO above and RX below. Still on the obverse, the inscription is Misericordia Dei instead of the traditional Gratia Dei Rex. These two features (monogram and legend) make this coin very similar to Louis III's coins of Touraine (Blois and Tours mainly).

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D.740 Eudes (denier, Orléans)10 viewsEudes, king of the Franks (888-898)
Denier (Orléans)

Silver, 1.77 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 10h

O/ +GRΛTIΛ D TI; Eudes'monogram R / ◊D◊ / EX (inverted E) (legend beginning at 9h)
R/ +ΛVRELIΛNIS CIVITAS; cross pattée

Contrary to Charlemagne and Charles the Bald, Eudes seems to have had some problems to choose a monogram or to explain to all mints how it had to look like...
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D.1012 Eudes (denier, Toulouse)31 viewsEudes, king of the Franks (888-898)
Denier (Toulouse)

Silver, 1.45 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 3h

O/ +ODDO REX FR-C; cross pattée
R/ +TOLOSA CIVI; OD/DO monogram

Eudes'monogram is quite simple on this coin. It is made of 2D's and 2 O's (Oddo, which is Eudes in latin). The legend is a very traditional one.
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D.511 Eudes (denier, Limoges, immobilization)17 viewsEudes, king of the Franks (888-898)
Denier (Limoges)

Silver, 1.77 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 2h

O/ +GRΛTIΛ DI RE; odonic monogram + / ◊D◊ / + (legend beginning at 5h)
R/ +LIM◊VICΛS CIVIS ; cross pattée

This type was immobilized for 50 years ('til the middle of the 10th century).
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D.774 Rudolph (denier, Paris)9 viewsRudolph (or Raoul, Radulf), king of the Franks (923-936)
Denier (Paris)

Silver, 1.13 g, 18 mm diameter, die axis 11h

O/ +CRATIA DI REX; monogram
R/ + / PΛRISI / CIVITΛ / +

Rudolph was elected king of Franks by noblemen in 923, after his father-in-law (Robert I)'s death.

Although Rudolph wasn't a carolingian, his coinage used a monogram.This monogram is clearly inspired by the habitual KRLS monogram. The letters seem to be R(?)DFS. Anyway, the F on the bottom can be cleary distinguished, and this coin can be attributed to Rudolph.

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D.733 Rudolph (denier, Orléans)8 viewsRudolph (or Raoul, Radulf), king of the Franks (923-936)
Denier (Orléans)

Silver, 1.27 g, 18 mm diameter, die axis 6h

O/ +CRΛTIΛ D-I REX; monogram RDFS (legend beginning at 9h)
R/ +ΛVRELIΛNIS CIVITΛ cross pattée

This monogram is clearly an imitation of the tradition KRLS Charles' one. As often in Orléans' coinage, the I after an L in Avrelianis is in the angle of the L.
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D.308B Rudolph (denier, Château-Landon)19 viewsRudolph (or Raoul, Radulf), king of the Franks (923-936)
Denier (Château-Landon)

Silver, 1.16 g, 19 mm diameter, die axis 4h

O/ +CRΛTIΛ D-I; odonic monogram of Rodolf (legend beginning at 9h)
R/ +CΛSTIS LIΛNDNI; cross pattée

The R on the top of the monogram and the F below are for Rodulfus. The 2 lozenges on the sides may come from Eudes' monogram (Oddo). Eudes was the brother of Rudolph's father-in-law... sort of family alliance against Carolingians (although Rudolph's aunt had been married to Charles the Bald...). The I and the X are more mysterious.

According to Dumas, this coinage may have been struck after Rudolph's dead, by Hugues the Great, his brother-in-law... family business still.
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D.abs Rudolph (denier, Orléans)49 viewsRudolph (or Raoul, Radulf), king of the Franks (923-936)
Denier (Orléans)

Silver, 1.14 g, 18 mm diameter, die axis 11h

O/ +CRΛTI[Λ D-I R]EX; monogram (legend beginning at 9h)
R/ +ΛVRELIΛNIS CIVITΛ cross pattée

Same monogram as the previous coin minted in Château-Landon.
Same conclusions: according to Dumas, this coinage may have been struck after Rudolph's dead, by Hugh the Great.

As often in Orléans' coinage, the I after an L in Avrelianis is in the angle of the L.
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D.207 Lothair (denier, Bourges, immobilization ?)11 viewsLothair, king of the Franks (954-986)
Denier (Bourges)

Silver, 1.31 g, 22 mm diameter, die axis 9h

O/ +IOTERIVS REX; cross pattée
R/ +BITVRICES CIVIT; degenerated monogram

This type was immobilized 'til the beginning of the XI century.
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"Epirus, the Epeirote Republic, Didrachm size modern fake, genuine drachm prototypes dated 234-168 BC. "69 viewsEpirus, the Epeirote Republic, modern fake, genuine drachm prototypes dated 234-168 BC.,
Didrachm size (ø 22 mm / 8,50 g), silver, axes about coin alignment ↑↓ (ca. 160°), edge: 50 % filed, 50 % hammered,
Obv.: A· , laureate head of Zeus Dodonaios right, A· behind, dotted border.
Rev.: AΠEI / PΩTAN , eagle standing right on thunderbolt, all within oak wreath, dotted border.
for prototype cf. BMC p. 89, no. 14 (drachm size 4,5-5,0 g., AI· -monogram behind head on obverse) ; - Dewing 1444 (same) ; Franke, - Epirus 100 (same) ; - SNG Cop. 108ff. ; for a drachm showing similar style cf. http://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=748945 (also a fake?) .

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"EVMENEΩN" and "ΦIΛΩNIΔOY" (monograms to be read as)182 viewsPHRYGIA. Eumeneia. Fulvia. Æ 19. Ca. 41-40 B.C. Obv: Draped bust of Fulvia as winged Nike r.; 2 cm’s, (1) on head, (2) above head. Rev: (ΦYΛOYIANΩN) to right, ΣMEPTOPIΓ(OΣ)/(ΦIΛΩNIΔOY) in 2 lines to l. Athena adv. l., hld. spear and shield. Ref: BMC 20-21 (?); RPC 3139 (7 pcs). Axis: 330°. Weight: 6.84 g. Magistrate: Zmertorigos Philopatris. Note: Eumeneia changed its name to Fulvia on the occasion of Mark Antony's journey to the east in 41 B.C., likely propmting the issue of coins. After Fulvia died the city took back its old name. On BMC 21 the ethnic "ΦYΛOVIANΩN" may be purposefully erased, which also seems to be the case on this specimen! Both coins are countermarked, and the cm's may be read "EVMENEΩN" and "ΦIΛΩNIΔOY". The purpose of countermarking in combination with the erasure of the city name, thus, seems to have been to make note of second name change. CM(1): Monogram of EVMNO (?), in circ. punch, 4 mm. CM(2): Monogram of ΦIΛNΔ (?), in circ. punch, 3.5 mm. Collection Automan.1 commentsAutoman
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(0198) CARACALLA34 views198 - 217 AD
struck 211 - 217 AD
AE 23.5 mm; 9.35 g
O: AVT K M AV ANTΩNINOC, laureate head right monogram on shoulder
R:OVΛΠIAC TOΠIPOV, naked figure of Herakles seated left on rock covered with lion's skin, holding club in extended right hand, resting left hand on rock
Thrace, Topiros (Topirus); cf BMC 6; Moushmov 4979
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(0308) LICINIUS I39 views308 - 324 AD
struck 317 - 324 AD
AE 20 mm 2.98 g
O: IMP LICINIVS AVG, helmeted cuir bust right
R: VIRTVS EXERCIT/S-HL monogram
2 seated captives on either side of standard inscribed VOT/XX
Gamma SIS Star in exe
Siscia
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(0450) MARCIAN35 views450 - 457 AD
AE 10 mm 1.21 g
O: DIAD DR CUIR BUST R
R: MONOGRAM OF MARCIAN WITHIN WREATH
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(0457) LEO I47 views457-474 AD
Æ nummus 10 mm 1.33 g
O: Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo I right
R: Monogram
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(0491) ANASTASIUS I18 views491 - 518 AD
AE Nummus 7 mm; 0.7 g
O: Diademed bust right
R: Monogram of Anastasius I
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(0491) ANASTASIUS I14 views491 - 518 AD
AE Nummus 7 mm; 0.7 g
O: Diademed bust right
R: Monogram of Anastasius I
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(0602) PHOCAS with Leontia12 views 602-610 AD.
Æ Half Follis 21.5 mm, 4.52 g
Dated RY 1 (602/3 AD).
O: ON FOCA NEPE AV, Phocas holding globus cruciger, and Leontia holding cross sceptre, standing facing; cross above
R: Large X•X; cross above; mint monogram below.
Antioch mint; cf DOC II 91; MIB II 85; SB 673
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*SOLD*23 views Amisos, Pontos AE 20
Attribution: cf. SNG BM Black Sea 1177 ff.; BMC Pontos p. 19, 69 ff.; SGCV II 3642, (double struck)
Date: 85-65 BC
Obverse: Aegis with facing head of Gorgon in center
Reverse: AMI-SOU, Nike advancing r., holding palm frond across shoulders behind, monograms to l. and r.
Size: 23.1 mm
Weight: 7.77 grams
ex- Beast Coins, ex- Marcantica, ex-Forvm
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-R-19-01 – Mn. AQUILLIUS Mn.f.Mn.n. (71 A.C.)29 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA,
Denario Aserrado/dentado Forrado 19x17 mm 3.1 gr

Anv: Busto vestido y con yelmo de Virtus, viendo a derecha – ”VIRTVS” adelante y ”III VIR” detrás.
Es la primer aparición en la amonedación del título de Triunviro de un Monetario.
Rev: Guerrero (Mn. Aquillius, Cónsul en el 101 A.C.) de pié de frente, viendo a la derecha, portando un escudo y levantando la figura de Sicilia que está caída hacia la izquierda., "MN AQVIL” (MN en monograma),en campo derecho, "MN F MN N” (ambas MN en monograma),en campo izquierdo y ”SICIL” en el exergo.

Este denario refiere a los éxitos en Sicilia de Man. Aquillius (Cónsul en el 101 A.C.) y el excepcional valor demostrado por Este durante toda la guerra.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #336 Pag.135 - Craw RRC #401/1 - Syd CRR #798 - BMCRR #3364-9 - RSC Vol.1 Aquillia 2 Pag.16
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0016 - Denarius Cornelia 56 BC51 viewsObv/Head of Hercules r. in lion skin, SC and TAS in monogram behind, below winged paws.
Rev/Globe between jeweled wreath and three triumphal wreaths.

Ag, 19.9mm, 3.74g
Moneyer: Faustus Cornelius Sulla.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 426/4a [dies o/r: 33/37] - Syd. 882 - BMCRR 3912 - Cohen Cornelia 49 - Calicó 498 - RCV 385 - RSC Cornelia 61
ex-Kuenker, auction 124, lot 8390
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002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, RPC I 1425, AE-21,Æ Diassarion, Athena Itonia standing left, 143 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, RPC I 1425, AE-21,Æ Diassarion, Athena Itonia standing left,
avers:- Sosandros, son of Sosandros, strategos. ΣEBAΣTOΣ [ΘE]ΣΣAΛΩN, bare head of Augustus right.
revers:- ΣΩΣANΔPOΣ [ΣΩΣ]ANΔPOY, Athena Itonia standing left, holding Nike and shield set on ground; spear to left, AR monogram and Δ in fields.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0-21,5 mm, weight: 6,75g, axis: 11h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date: 27 B.C.-14 A.D., ref: RPC I 1425, Burrer Em. 1a, Series 1, 2.1 (A1/R2 – this coin, obv. and rev. illustrated on pl. 1); BCD Thessaly II 914.1 var. (rev. legend; same obv. die); CNG: eAuction 299.lot 2., McClean 4994; Leake 4898.,
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002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Thrace, Kings, Rhoemetalkes I., RPC I-1705, SHH-4362, AE-16, Sceptre, Fasces and Capricorn right, Scarce!69 views002p Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Thrace, Kings, Rhoemetalkes I., RPC I-1705, SHH-4362, AE-16, Sceptre, Fasces and Capricorn right, Scarce!
avers: -ΡOIMH/TAΛ/KOY, anticlockwise around, Sella curulis right, male head right above, monogram (RA) on the sella.
reverse:- ΣEBAΣ/T/OY, anticlockwise around, Sceptre, Fasces and Capricorn right.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 16mm, weight: 3,39g, axes: 0h,
mint: Thrace, Kings, date: 11 B.C-12 A.D., ref: RPC I-1705, SHH-4362, Moushmov-5795, Jurukova-(1976)-168, Scarce!
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005. Mn. Fonteius, Cf15 viewsDenarius, ca 85-84 BC, Auxiliary Italian mint.
Obverse: MN FONTEI CF / Bust of Vejovis with hair in loose locks; thunderbolt below; AP monogram under chin.
Reverse: Winged Cupid or Genius seated on goat; caps of the Dioscuri above; thyrsus with fillet below; all within a laurel wreath.
3.89 gm., 20 mm.
Syd. #724; RSC #Fonteia 9; Sear #271.

Vejovis was an ancient deity whose early function was forgotten. At his shrine in Rome, his statue portrayed him as a young beardless youth with a goat. By the time this coin was issued, he was identified with Pluto, the god of the underworld. He was probably a god of expiation since a goat was sacrificed to him once a year. We know from other sources that this goat sacrifice was expiatory in nature.
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0084 - Denarius Calpurnia 67 BC78 viewsObv/Head of Apollo r., hair tied with band; behind, monogram.
Rev/Horseman r., holding palm; above, E retrograde and pellet; below, C PISO L F FRV.

Ag, 18.6mm, 3.45g
Moneyer: C. Calpurnius Piso Frugi.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 408/1b (o: 43 var./r: 47) [dies o/r: 144/175 (all var.)] - Syd. 850
ex-Baldwin's, NY Sale XXV, lot 149
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010. Vespasian34 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79. AR Denarius (20mm, 2.96 g). Ephesos mint. Struck AD 71. Laureate head right / Turreted and draped female bust right. RIC II 327 var.; BMCRE 450 var. ; RPC II 828 var.; RSC 293a var. This issue is normally accompanied by a mint mark below the bust on the reverse. No mintmark can be seen on this specimen, but striking weakness could have prevented it from being fully struck in this area. The obverse portrait is almost certainly from the same hand as RPC II 828, an issue marked with a BY monogram. Ex-CNGecoli
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0130 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 310-01 BC52 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; under throne, monogram; before, Φ.

Ag, 18.0 mm, 4.15 g
Mint: Colophon.
Price 1828
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jul 2011 - art. #300569784336
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0132 - 1/2 AE Alexander III the Great 325-10 BC30 viewsObv/ Macedonian shield with thunderbolts inside.
Rev/ Macedonian helmet, (dolphin), AI monogram below; B A on each side of the field.

AE, 15.5 mm, 4.48 g
Mint: Macedonia uncertain.
Price 415
ex-Numismatik Lanz, eBay jul 2011 - art. #300569816457
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0146 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 295-75 BC50 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; before, MI in monogram; behind, (Α)ΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ(Υ).

Ag, 19.0 mm, 4.28 g
Mint: Miletus.
Price 2151
ex-CNG, auction e260, lot 234
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0176 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC31 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; before, Demeter with two torches; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; under throne, monogram with circle, line and triangle.

Ag, 17.5 mm, 4.32 g
Mint: Lampsacus.
Price 1356
ex-Gitbud & Naumann, auction Pecunem 12, lot 119
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020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² 1416, Ephesus (Byzantium), AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG, Ceres, #1105 views020 Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RIC² 1416, Ephesus (Byzantium), AR-Denarius, CONCORDIA AVG, Ceres, #1
avers: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TR P P P, Laureate head right.
reverse: CONCORDIA AVG, Ceres, enthroned left, holding grain ears and a cornucopiae, BY (monogram) mintmark for Byzantium in the exergue.
exergue: -/-//BY(monogram, mintmark for Byzantium), diameter: 17,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,60 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Ephesus (Byzantium), date: A.D., ref: RIC² 1416, RPC II 824, Sear/RCV 2266var., RSC 66a,
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020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1312, Lydia, Sardis, AE-21, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter,119 views020p Vespasian (69-79 A.D.), RPC II 1312, Lydia, Sardis, AE-21, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter,
avers: AYTOK KAIC OYЄCΠACIANΩ, Laureate head of Vespasian right.
reverse: ЄΠI ΦΛ ЄICΓONOV CAPΔIANΩN, Men standing left, holding pine cone and scepter, to left, monogram above lighted altar.
T. Fl. Eisigonos, strategos.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 20,0-21,0mm, weight: 6,97g, axis: 6h,
mint: Lydia, Sardis, date: 69-79 A.D., ref: RPC II 1312, Waddington 5248,
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0215 - Drachm Alexander III the Great 328-23 BC18 viewsObv/ Head of Heracles r. wearing lion-skin headdress.
Rev/ Zeus Aëtophoros seated on backless throne l., holding eagle on outstretched r.h. and scepter in l.h.; behind, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club on field r.; under throne, monogram with circle, lines and dot.

Ag, 15.9 mm, 4.29 g
Mint: Sardes.
Price 2562
ex-vAuctions (Triskeles), auction 320, lot 75
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0225 - 1 real Enrique II 1369-79 AC6 viewsObv/ Crowned monogram, around in two lines DOMINVS : MICHI : AIDVTOR : EDEGO : DIS + / PICIAM : INIMICOS : MEOS
Rev/ Castles and lions divided by cross, around roses and S below; around ENRICVS : DEI : GRACIA : REX : CASTEL +

Ag, 26.9 mm, 3.46 g
Mint: Sevilla
AB406 - Cy 98/1247 - Cy/1313
ex-Cayón, speed auction 55, lot 9131
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0237 - 1 Real Carlos III 1769 AC2 viewsObv/ Coat of arms, R and I to the sides, around, CAR - III - D - G - HISP - ET IND - R -
Rev/ Pillars of Hercules on waves, flanking globe; around, VTRA QUE VNVM, below PTS in monogram - 1769 - JR.

Ag, 20.5 mm, 3.34 g
Mint: Potosí
Cy98/10546 - Cy/11298
ex-Cayón, auction Feb 2019, Pillars Milled Colln, lot 1000
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03. Alexander the Great.134 viewsTetradrachm, ca 325 - 323 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M and a bee at left, monogram under throne.
17.12 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3619; M. #696.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 456 -57) it is possible that coins of "group two" may have been minted at Susa or Ecbatana.
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032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, #1139 views032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, #1
avers: AΔΡIANΩN KAICAΡA ΘECCAΛOI, Laureate head right, with small aegis on left shoulder.
reverse: CTPA(Monogram) OX NIKOMAXOY, Athena Itonia advancing right, hurling the spear and holding shield. Nikomachos, strategos.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21,0 mm, weight: 4,98g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date:117-138 A.D., ref: SNG Cop 340, Rogers 90, SGI 1127, BMC 77, RPC III 453var.(bust.),
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032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, #2113 views032p Hadrianus (117-138 A.D.), Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, SNG Cop 340, AE-21 (2 Assaria), Athena Itonia standing right, #2
avers: AΔΡIANΩN KAICAΡA ΘECCAΛOI, Laureate head right, with small aegis on left shoulder.
reverse: (Monogram?) OX NIKOMAXOY, Athena Itonia advancing right, hurling the spear and holding shield. Nikomachos, strategos.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21,5 mm, weight: 3,67g, axis: 7h,
mint: Thessaly, Koinon of Thessaly, date:117-138 A.D., ref: SNG Cop 340, Rogers 90, SGI 1127, BMC 77, RPC III 453var.(bust.), BCD Thessaly II 951.3.
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04-02 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)29 viewsEste tipo fue acuñado en nombre de Aretas IV y su hijo Phasael.
AE14 13 x 12 mm 2.1 gr.

Anv: Cabeza laureada de Aretas viendo a derecha.
Rev: Hoja de palma a izquierda, dos cornucopias apareadas a der. Debajo Monograma en arameo "PS" (Phasael hijo de Aretas).

Acuñada: Posiblemente esta serie haya sido acuñada en el año del nacimiento de Cristo.
Ceca: Petra

Referencias: SNG ANS 6.1430 - Meshorer #61
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04-05 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)21 viewsAE 13 x 12 mm 1.9 gr.

Anv: Cabeza laureada de Aretas con pelo largo, vistiendo ornamentos en su cabeza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: Dos cornucopias cruzadas. Entre los cuernos monograma en arameo "HR" (Het Ros = Aretas).

Ceca: Petra

Referencias: Sear GICTV #5701 Pag.560 - B.M.C. Vol.28 (Arabia) #27 Pag 9 - Meshorer #67
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04-07 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)23 viewsAE 14 mm 3.4 gr.

Anv: Cabeza laureada de Aretas con pelo largo viendo a derecha. Monograma en arameo al frente derecha "H" (Het).
Rev: Dos cornucopias cruzadas. Entre ellos monograma en arameo "H" (Het).

Meshore indicates het right on the obverse. Schmitt-Korte, NC 1990, indicates the het right is not present but also identifies a new varitey (Schmitt-Korte 43) with het left on the obverse. The het right on the obverse is clear on this specimen. (Forum Catalog)

Ceca: Petra

Referencias: B.M.C. Vol.28 #30 Pag 9 - SNG ANS 6.1432 - Meshorer #70 - Sear GICTV #5701 Pag.560
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04-09 - Aretas IV (9 A.C. - 40 D.C.)26 viewsAE 12 x 13 mm 1.2 gr.

Anv: Cabeza laureada de Aretas con pelo largo viendo a derecha. Sin Monograma al frente derecha.
Rev: Dos cornucopias cruzadas. Entre ellos monograma en arameo "H" (Het).

Meshore indicates het right on the obverse. Schmitt-Korte, NC 1990, indicates the het right is not present and also identifies a new varitey (Schmitt-Korte 43) with het left on the obverse. We have had all three types - het left, het right and none at all. The het right on the obverse is not present on this specimen. (Forum catalog)

Ceca: Petra

Referencias: Sear GICTV #5701 Pag.560 - B.M.C. Vol.28 #30 Pag 9 - Meshorer #70 var.
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04. "Abydus": Stater in the name of Alexander the Great.64 viewsStater, ca 323 - 317 BC, "Abydus" mint.
Obverse: Head of Athena in crested Corinthian helmet ornamented with a serpent.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Nike holding wreath and ship's mast; monogram and star at left, cornucopia at feet.
8.60 gm., 18 mm.
P. #1524; M. #381; S. #6704.
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05-01 - M. ABURIUS M.F. GEMINUS (132 A.C.)108 viewsAR Denarius 19 mm 3.8 gr
Anv: Cabeza con yelmo de Roma viendo a derecha - "Monograma = XVI = Nueva marca de valor = 16 Ases" bajo la pera de Roma, "GEM" detrás.
Rev: "M ABVRI" (AB y VR en ligadura) - Sol con corona radiada y látigo cabalgando en cuadriga a derecha. "ROMA" en exergo.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #127 Pag.97 - Craw RRC #250/1 - Syd CRR #487 - BMCRR #995 - RSC Vol.1 Aburia 6 Pag.9
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05-01 - M. ABURIUS M.F. GEMINUS (132 A.C.)21 viewsAR Denarius 19 mm 3.8 gr
Anv: Cabeza con yelmo de Roma viendo a derecha - "Monograma = XVI = Nueva marca de valor = 16 Ases" bajo la pera de Roma, "GEM" detrás.
Rev: "M ABVRI" (AB y VR en ligadura) - Sol con corona radiada y látigo cabalgando en cuadriga a derecha. "ROMA" en exergo.

Ceca: Roma

Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #127 Pag.97 - Craw RRC #250/1 - Syd CRR #487 - BMCRR #995 - RSC Vol.1 Aburia 6 Pag.9
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05-02 - Seleuco III, Soter Cerauno (226 - 223 A.C.)52 viewsSeleuco III Sóter Cerauno (? - 223 adC). Rey de la dinastía seleúcida, hijo mayor de Seleuco II Calinico, a quien sucedió. Su apelativo Cerauno significa “el Rayo”. Su reinado fue breve (apenas tres años, desde el 225 adC). Decidió llevar a cabo el plan que su padre no pudo realizar en vida: enfrentar al rey Atalo I de Pérgamo, aliado de Antioco Hierax, hermano de Seleuco Calinico y tio suyo, el cual había muerto hace poco, pero que había ayudado a Atalo, quien había aprovechado la situación para expandir sus fronteras y conquistar toda el Asia Menor.
En el transcurso de esta campaña realizada en la región del Tauro, Seleuco III murió asesinado víctima de la traición de uno de sus oficiales llamado Nicanor, en complicidad con el galo Apaturios (223 adC).
Fue sucedido por su hermano Antíoco III Megas, contando con el apoyo de Aqueo, pariente del difunto rey quien había tenido gran influencia durante su reinado. Aqueo rechazó la corona que le ofrecieron las tropas y prefirió gobernar como regente del imperio. Nombró a Molón gobernador de las provincias superiores y él se reservó el Asia Menor; combatió con éxito contra Atalo I y lo confinó en Pérgamo, de modo que suyo fue el mérito de ganar la guerra que había empezado Seleuco III. (Wikipedia)
AE 12 mm 2.0 gr.

Anv: Busto de Artemisa viendo a der. Grafila de puntos.
Rev: "BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΣEΛEYKOY" - Apolo sentado a izquierda en ónfalo (Piedra semicilíndrica centro del culto de Apolo en Delfos, fetiche de basalto y altar de la madre tierra de la religión micénica) con flecha en mano derecha levantada y apoyando la izquierda en un arco. "CE / Λ" en campo izquierdo y "AP" (Monograma) en exergo.

Ceca: Antioquía en Orontes

Referencias: B.M.C. Vol.4 (Seleucid Kings of Syria) #8 Pag.22 - Sear GCTV Vol.2 #6929 Pag.646 - SNG Spaer #518 - Newell E.T. (Western Seleucid Mints) #1036
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05. Philip III.85 viewsTetradrachm, 323 - 317 BC, "Babylon" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. M at left, ΛΥ between the rungs of the throne.
16.99 gm., 27 mm.
P. #P181; M. #99; S. #6749.

Martin J. Price assigns this coin to the mint at "Babylon," but he says (p. 455) that coins with the M-ΛΥ monograms may have to be assigned to Susa after further study.
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06-20 - Reino del Bósforo - GAIUS (CALIGULA 37 - 41 D.C.)16 viewsAE Assarion 21.0 mm 5.7 gr.

Anv: "ΓAIOV KAIΣAROΣ ΓEPMANIKOY" - Busto a cabeza desnuda de Caligula viendo a derecha.
Rev: Cabeza vistiendo diadema de Tiberio Julio Aspurgo Rey del Bosforo viendo a derecha, "BAP" en monograma detrás del busto e "IB" debajo del mentón.

Acuñada 37-38 D.C.
Ceca: Bosforo.

Referencias: RPC I #1904 - SNG Cop #24 - BMC 13 #8-9 Pag.50 - MacDonald #302 - Anokhin #320 - Sear GICTV #5431 Pag.536
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0620v Focas, 602-61042 viewsGold solidus, 22.29mm, 4.48g, brilliant, Mint State
Struck c. 607-610 at Constantinople
d N FOCAS PERP AV, crowned, draped and cuirased bust facing, holding globus cruciger in raised right hand / VICTORIA AVGU E, angel standing facing, holding long staff surmounted by chi-rho monogram in right hand and orb surmounted by cross (globus cruciger) in left; CONOB in exg.
Certificate of Authenticity by David R. Sear, ACCS
Ex: Glenn W. Woods; Leu Auction 75, Zurich, 25-27 October 1999, lot 1629
cf. Sear 620; DOC 10e 1-5; MIB 9; Wroth (BMC) 10; Tolstoi 8; Ratto 1181 - all with obverse legend ending AVG
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0676A Focas, 602-61024 viewsÆ pentanummium, 14.6mm, 1.29g, Choice VF
Struck at Theopolis (Antioch)
Monogram (#20) of a large cross with K - A left to right, and Θ - E top to bottom / Large E, cross in field to right. Scarce.
Sear 676A; Hahn 89
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07. Constantius II / 2 Victories.49 viewsAE 4, 341 - 348, Siscia mint.
Obverse: CONSTANTIVS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Constantius II.
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN / Two Victories facing, each holding palm banch and wreath.
Mint mark: ΔSIS; HR monogram between the two Victories.
1.12 gm., 15 mm.
RIC #191; LRBC #798; Sear #18063.
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08. Constans / 2 Victories.48 viewsAE 4, 341 - 348, Siscia mint.
Obverse: CONSTANS P F AVG / Diademed bust of Constans.
Reverse: VICTORIAE DD AVGGQ NN / Two Victories facing, each holding palm banch and wreath.
Mint mark: ASIS; HR monogram between the two Victories.
1.56 gm., 16 mm.
RIC #192; LRBC #799; Sear #18632.
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08. Ecbatana: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.42 viewsTetradrachm, ca 311 - 295 BC, Ecbatana mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Anchor, forepart of a grazing horse, and two monograms at left; ΣΩ under throne.
17.01 gm., 26 mm.
P. #3931; M. #1355; ESM #475.

This is a coin of the Seleucid Empire from the time of Seleukos I, Nikator. Seleukos used the anchor as his personal symbol. Some of Seleukos' coinage was in the name of Alexander, and some was in his own name
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09. Alexandria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.117 viewsTetradrachm, ca 310 - 305 BC, Alexandria (Egypt) mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander with Horn of Ammon, wearing elephant skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Athena carrying shield and hurling spear. Also small eagle sitting on thunderbolt at right. Two monograms: one at left, one at right.
15.10 gm., 26 mm.
S. #7749; BMC 6.6, 46.

You may have noticed that I refer to the obverse portraits on the Alexander the Great coins as "Head of Alexander as Herakles." Much has been written about these portraits as to whether or not they really portray Alexander's likeness. There can be no doubt, however, that the portrait on this coin was intended to be that of Alexander. Ptolemy issued this coin in the name of Alexander while he was Satrap of Egypt. The elephant skin headdress was probably inspired by the lion's skin headdress on Alexander's own coins. It likely refers to Alexander's conquests in India where he defeated an Indian army with 200 elephants. Beneath the elephant skin headdress, right above his ear, Alexander wears the Horn of Zeus Ammon. The priests of Zeus Ammon recognized Alexander as divine when he visited Egypt in 331 BC.
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095/1a Victoriatus52 viewsAnonymous. 211-208B.C. AR Victoriatus. Uncertain Mint. (2.74g, 16mm, 12h). Obv: Laureate head of Jupiter right. Rev: Victory standing right, crowing trophy; VB monogram between. Crawford 95/1a. Sydenham 113, RSC 36m.

An interesting denomination, he Victoriatus circulated at the same time as the denarius but was made of debased silver and could have been valued at ¾ a denarius. It was hoarded separately from denarii, and could have been used for trade in southern Italy among the Greek colonies. It was later remade into the Quninarri keeping the victory motif from the old Victoriatus.
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0a Amazon Stater19 viewsSilver Stater 20mm Struck circa 440-410 B.C.
Soloi in Cilicia

Amazon kneeling left, holding bow, quiver on left hip
ΣOΛEΩN, Grape cluster on vine; A-Θ to either side of stalk, monogram to lower right

Sear 5602 var.; Casabonne Type 3; SNG France 135; SNG Levante

This coin depicts an amazon in historically accurate garb. Unfortunately, the bow is corroded away on this piece, but it is pointed toward her. She wears the Scythian hat, which also has a bit along the top corroded away. The quiver on her hip is an accurate portrayal of the gorytos (quiver), which was nearly two feet long, fashioned of leather, and often decorated. Fortunately, there is redundancy in this image, and a second bow is shown as in its place in the gorytos, which had separate chambers for arrows and the bow, where the archer stored it while not in use. The amazon has just finished stringing her bow and is adjusting the top hook to make sure the strings and limbs are properly aligned. She has strung the bow using her leg to hold one limb in place so she can use both hands to string the weapon. Her recurve bow was made of horn (ibex, elk, ox) wrapped with horse hair, birch bark, or sinew (deer, elk, ox) and glue (animal or fish) wrapped around a wood core. The bow was about 30 inches long. Arrow heads from grave sites come in bone, wood, iron, and bronze with two or three flanges; the shafts were made of reed or wood (willow, birch, poplar) and fletched with feathers. Poisoned arrows were sometimes painted to resemble vipers. A Scythian archer could probably fire 15-20 arrows per minute with accuracy to 200 feet and range to 500-600 feet. Distance archery with modern reconstructions suggests a maximum unaimed flight distance of 1,600 feet. (Mayor 209ff)

Soloi was founded about 700 B.C.and came under Persian rule. According to Diodorus, when the amazons were engaging in conquest in Asia Minor, the Cilicians accepted them willingly and retained their independence. Soloi may be named after Solois, a companion of Theseus, who married the amazon Antiope. The amazon on the coin may well be Antiope. (Mayor, 264-265)
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1. Seleukos I Nikator 18 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos I Nikator. 312-281 BC. Æ Seleukeia II mint. Horned horse head right / Anchor; monogram to right. SC 145.

Seleukos fled from Antigonus the one-eyed in Babylonia on horseback. He credited this animal with saving his life. He then deified the animal on his coinage and in other cult shrines.

He eventually made it to Egypt where Ptolemy sheltered him for a while until he could regroup and begin to definitively establish what would become the Seleucid empire.
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10 - 04 - Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788) 100 viewsPieza columnaria o de "Mundos y Mares"

1/2 Real de Plata ley 917
16 mm

Anv: CAR·III·D·G·HISP·ET·IND·R (Carlos III por la gracia de Dios rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones y escusón de los Borbones.
Rev: VTRAQUE VNUM ·PTS monograma POTOSI (ceca) ·1770·JR· (JR = ensayador ) (uno y otro son uno, refiriéndose a la unión de los 2 mundos el conocido y el nuevo, América) alrededor de 2 bolas coronadas que representan al nuevo y viejo mundo entre 2 columnas con las leyendas PLVS VLTRA

Acuñada: 1770
Ensayador: JR - José de Vargas y Flores y Raimundo de Iturriaga
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC C#9 Pag.179 - Maravedis.net #B-272-4
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10 - 06 - Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788) 70 viewsPieza columnaria o de "Mundos y Mares"

1 Real de Plata ley 917
21 mm

Anv: CAR·III·D·G·HISP·ET·IND·R (Carlos III por la gracia de Dios rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones y escusón de los Borbones, entre R y valor I.
Rev: VTRAQUE VNUM ·PTS monograma POTOSI (ceca) ·1770·JR· (JR = ensayador ) (uno y otro son uno, refiriéndose a la unión de los 2 mundos el conocido y el nuevo, América) alrededor de 2 bolas coronadas que representan al nuevo y viejo mundo entre 2 columnas con las leyendas PLVS VLTRA

Acuñada: 1770
Ensayador: JR - José de Vargas y Flores y Raimundo de Iturriaga
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC C#10 Pag.180 - Maravedis.net #B-290-4
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10 - 08 - Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788) 90 viewsPieza columnaria o de "Mundos y Mares"

2 Reales de Plata ley 917
28 mm

Anv: CAR·III·D·G·HISP·ET·IND·R (Carlos III por la gracia de Dios rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones y escusón de los Borbones, entre R y valor 2.
Rev: VTRAQUE VNUM ·PTS monograma POTOSI (ceca) ·1770·JR· (JR = ensayador ) (uno y otro son uno, refiriéndose a la unión de los 2 mundos el conocido y el nuevo, América) alrededor de 2 bolas coronadas que representan al nuevo y viejo mundo entre 2 columnas con las leyendas PLVS VLTRA

Acuñada: 1770
Ensayador: JR - José de Vargas y Flores y Raimundo de Iturriaga
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC C#11 Pag.180 - Maravedis.net #B-306-4
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10-Miletus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.54 viewsTetradrachm, ca 295 - 275 BC, Miletus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. MI monogram at left.
16.56 gm., 29 mm.
P. #2150; M. #1055.
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100 Constantius II, AD 337-36172 viewsGold solidus, 20mm, 4.00g, gF
Struck AD 355-360 at Arles
FL IVL CONSTAN-TIVS PERP AVG, helmeted, diademed and cuirassed facing bust, spear across shoulder in right, shield on left arm / GLORIA REI-PVBLICAE, Roma and Constantinopolis enthroned, holding wreath with VOT XXX MVLT XXXX in four lines, */KONSTAN in ex (TAN in monogram). Graffiti on obverse fields
Ex: Forum Ancient Coins
RIC 238
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103 BC Q. Minucius M.f. Thermus100 viewsHead of young Mars left, wearing crested helmet

Q THERM MF (THE and MF in monogram)
Roman soldier advancing right, fighting with uplifted sword a barbarian soldier before him and protecting with shield a fallen comrade at his feet

Rome 103 BC
3.71g

Sear 197

Sold Forum Auction December 2017
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107-145 Vologases III - dirham from Ecbatana (Hamadan, Iran)67 viewsNo legend , diademed bust left
Blundered Greek legend , archer seated right, holding bow over monogram
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1169 viewsObverse
PHILIPPVS monogram
Reverse
REX monogram over 1659
8 (irregular?)
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11. "Pella": Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.34 viewsTetradrachm, ca 280 - 275 BC, "Pella" mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram under throne, Triton at left.
16.95 gm., 29 mm.
P. #527.

Following the overthrow of Demetrios Poliorketes by Lysimachos in 288 BC, there was a period of about a dozen years where no ruler was able to establish himself for any length of time in Macedonia. In 277 BC, Antigonos Gonatas achieved a victory over Gallic invaders in Thrace, and that enabled him to claim his father's throne. He ruled until 239 BC and the Macedonian kingdom prospered during his reign.
This coin was issued about the time Antigonos became king and established his own coinage. The decade 280 - 270 BC was a troubled one for the area due to the Gallic invasions (279 - 276 BC), and coins in the name of Alexander the Great from this decade are not common.
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112-111 B.C., Lucius Caesius, AR-Denarius, Crawford 298/1, Rome, Two Lares sitting right, 114 views112-111 B.C., Lucius Caesius, AR-Denarius, Crawford 298/1, Rome, Two Lares sitting right,
avers:- Heroic bust of Vejovis facing left, hurling a thunderbolt and seen from behind, PA (Roma) monogram behind.
revers:- Two Lares sitting right, hound between them, head of Vulcan left with pair of pincers above, ER monogram in right field.
exerg: -/-/L•CAESI (AE ligate), diameter: 18,5-20mm, weight: 3,72g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 112-111 B.C., ref: Crawford-298-1, Sydenham-564, Caesia-1, Sear-175,
Q-001
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113/112 BC L. Marcius Philippus140 viewsL Marcius Philippus
ROMA monogram
Head of King Philip V of Macedon right, wearing helmet decorated with goat's horns, Φ below chin

L PHILIPPVS
Equestrian statue right on tablet with inscription. Horseman carrying laurel-branch flower at horses feet. (XVI monogram) below tablet.

Rome 113/112 BC

3.96g

Crawford 293/1. Sydenham 551. Marcia 12.

Ex Calgary-Coin

This is the first Roman coin to depict an historical person instead of a personification or deity. The money’s ancestor L. Marcius Q.f. Philippus negotiated a treaty between Rome and Philip V of Macedon.
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116-115 BC M. Sergius Silus263 viewsHelmeted head of Roma right
EX SC before, ROMA and XVI in monogram gehind

Helmeted horseman galloping left, holding sword and severed Gallic head in left hand
M SERGI below, SILVS in ex, Q below horses's forelegs

Rome 116-115 BC

3.91g
VF+

Sear 163, RRC 286/1

This issuer strikes as a quaestor and by special decree of the Senate (EX Senatus Consulto). Quaestors were the immediate superiors of the moneyers and under unusual circumstances occasionally utilized their authority to produce coins.

Ex-Lucernae

2011 Forum Best of Type winner
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119 BC M. Furius L. f. Philus79 viewsM FOVRI L F
Laur. head of Janus

ROMA to right PHILI in ex (PHI in monogram)
Roma standing left crowning trophy with carnyx and shield on each side, star above Roma

Rome 119 BC

3.89g

Crawford 281/1; Sydenham 529; BMC 555

Commemorates the victories over the Allobroges and the Arverni in Gaul in 121 BC by CN Domitius Ahenobarbus and Q. Fabius Maximus only a few years earlier


Ex-Baranowsky Roma
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1282 viewsObverse
PHILIPPVS monogram over B
Reverse
REX monogram
8
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12 - 04 - Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788) 104 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

1/2 Real de Plata Ley 903
17 mm

Anv: ·CAROLUS·III·DEI·GRATIA·1773· (Carlos III por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTSmonograma POTOSÍ(ceca) J·R· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1773
Ensayador: J R - José de Vargas y Flores y Raimundo de Iturriaga.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC C#14 Pag.179 - Maravedis.net #B-281-1
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12 - 06- Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788)92 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

1 Real de Plata Ley 903
20 mm

Anv: ·CAROLUS·III·DEI·GRATIA·1776· (Carlos III por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTSmonograma POTOSÍ(ceca)·1R· (Valor) P·R· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1776
Ensayador: PR- Pedro Narciso de Mazondo y Raimundo de Iturriaga.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC C#15 Pag.180 - Maravedis.net #B-298-5
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12 - 08 - Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788) 85 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

2 Reales de Plata Ley 917
28 mm

Anv: ·CAROLUS·III·DEI·GRATIA·1784· (Carlos III por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTSmonograma POTOSÍ(ceca)·2R· (Valor) P·R· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1784
Ensayador: PR- Pedro Narciso de Mazondo y Raimundo de Iturriaga.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC C#16 Pag.180 - Maravedis.net #B-313-13
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12 - 12 - Virreynato CARLOS III (1759-1788) 132 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

8 Reales de Plata Ley 896
40 mm

Anv: ·CAROLUS·III·DEI·GRATIA·1788· (Carlos III por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTSmonograma POTOSÍ(ceca)·8R· (Valor) P·R· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1788
Ensayador: PR- Pedro Narciso de Mazondo y Raimundo de Iturriaga.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC KM#55 Pag.115 - Maravedis.net #B-344-17
mdelvalle
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12. Heraclius with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas41 viewsHeraclius, with Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas. 610-641.
AV Solidus (18mm, 4.34 g, 6h). Constantinople mint, 6th officina.
Dated IY 11 (AD 637/8).
Crowned figures of Heraclonas, Heraclius, and Heraclius Constantine standing facing, each holding globus cruciger / Cross potent set on three steps; monogram to left, IA monogram (date) to right; ς//CONOB.
DOC 39e; MIB 45; SB 764. EF, areas of weak strike.
Ex-CNG
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121-96 BC 32 viewsAntiochos VIII Grypos
AE15
Obverse:Bust of Artemis right,hair tied above;over shoulder,bow and quiver
Reverse:Apollo naked holds arrow and bow;ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ;IE monogram at left field

14.45mm 3.22gm

SNG Spaer 2516 ; Houghton 328
maik
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13. Antiochos VII Euergetes12 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos VII Euergetes (Sidetes). 138-129 BC. Æ Antioch mint. Dated SE 179 (134/3 BC). Winged bust of Eros right / Isis headdress; monogram above grain ear to outer left, ΘOP (date) below. SC 2067.14; HGC 9, 1087. VF, earthen green patina.ecoli
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13. Seleucid Kingdom, Antiochos VII Euergetes Sidetes, Antioch 28 viewsBronze AE 19, SNG Spaer 1902, SGCV II 7098 var, Antioch mint, Sep 138 - Aug 137 B.C.; obverse head of Eros right, wreathed with myrtle; reverse BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOΥ EΥEΡΓETOΥ, head-dress of Isis, apluster or branch above EOP (year 175) below, ΔI monogram outer leftecoli
Constantinus-I__AE-Follis_CONST-ANTINVS-AVG_VIRTVS-EXERCIT_S-F-over-HL_VOT-XX-in-Vexillum_x-SIS-star_RIC-120_C-x_Q-001_18mm_1_97g-s.jpg
136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 120, AE-3 Follis, S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Vexillum and captives, R3!!!, #188 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 120, AE-3 Follis, S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Vexillum and captives, R3!!!, #1
avers:- CONST ANTINVS AVG, 1, Helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
rever:- VIRTVS EXERCIT, D2, R3, S/F over HL monogram, Vexillum reading VOT/XX; seated captive on either side.
exergo: S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, diameter: 18mm, weight: 1,97g, axis: 5h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320 A.D., ref:RIC VII 120, p-439, 3rd.-off., R3 !!!
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136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 120, AE-3 Follis, S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Vexillum and captives, R3!!!, #265 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Siscia, RIC VII 120, AE-3 Follis, S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Vexillum and captives, R3!!!, #2
avers:- CONST ANTINVS AVG, 1, Helmeted, cuirassed bust right.
rever:- VIRTVS EXERCIT, D2, R3, S/F over HL monogram, Vexillum reading VOT/XX; seated captive on either side.
exergo: S/F/HL//ΓSIS*, diameter: 18mm, weight: 1,97g, axis: 5h,
mint: Siscia, date: 320 A.D., ref:RIC VII 120, p-439, 3rd.-off., R3 !!!
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137 Commemorative, ( A.D.), RIC VII , AE-3, -/-//--, She-wolf left, 116 views137 Commemorative, ( A.D.), RIC VII , AE-3, -/-//--, She-wolf left,
avers: VRBS ROMA, Helmeted bust of Roma left.
reverse: She-wolf and twins, 2 stars above.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: , date: A.D., ref: RIC VII , p,
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137 Commemorative, (336-337 A.D.), AE-4, Heraclea, RIC VII 156, URBS ROMA, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers, with one standard, R3!!!,142 views137 Commemorative, (336-337 A.D.), AE-4, Heraclea, RIC VII 156, URBS ROMA, GLORIA EXERCITVS, Two soldiers, with one standard, R3!!!,
avers: - URBS-ROMA, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak,
revers:- GLOR-IA-EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them.
exerg: SMHB, diameter: 9,5mm, weight: 0,99g, axes: 0h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 336-337 A.D., ref: RIC VII 156, p-561, R3!!!,
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137 Commemorative, (347-348 A.D.), AE-4, Heraclea, RIC VII 49, URBS ROMA, VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX, in wreath, Scarce!123 views137 Commemorative, (347-348 A.D.), AE-4, Heraclea, RIC VII 49, URBS ROMA, VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX, in wreath, Scarce!
avers:- VRBS- ROMA, Bust of Roma left wearing visored and crested helmet and ornamental mantle.
revers: - VOT/XX/MVLT/XXX, in wreath,.
exe: SMHA (?), diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Heraclea, date: 347-348 A.D., ref: RIC-VIII-49, p-433, Scarce!
Q-001
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14 - 02 - Virreynato CARLOS IV (1788 -1806) 109 views"Cuartillo"
1/4 de Real de Plata Ley 903
13 mm

Anv: Castillo con 1808(fecha) debajo, PTSmonograma POTOSÍ(ceca)en campo izq. y 1/4 (Valor) en campo der.

Rev: Anepigrafa León rampante a izquierda.

Acuñada: 1808
Ensayador: Pedro Narciso de Mazondo.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC(1801-1900) KM#82 Pag.95 - Maravedis.net #B-418
mdelvalle
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14 - 04 - Virreynato CARLOS IV (1788 -1806) 107 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

1/2 Real de Plata Ley 903
17 mm

Anv: ·CAROLUS·IIII·DEI·GRATIA·1798· (Carlos IIII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·R·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca) ·P·P· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1798
Ensayador: P P - Pedro de Mazondo y Pedro de Albizu.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC C#33 Pag.179 - Maravedis.net #B-421/6
mdelvalle
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14 - 06 - Virreynato CARLOS IV (1788 - 1808) 102 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

1 Real de Plata Ley 903
21 mm

Anv: ·CAROLUS·IV·DEI·GRATIA·1790· (Carlos IV por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·R·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca) ·1R· (Valor) y ·P·R· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1790
Ensayador: P R - Pedro de Mazondo y Raimundo de Yturriaga.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1701-1800) KM#50 Pag.114 - Maravedis.net #B-429/34
mdelvalle
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14 - 08 - Virreynato CARLOS IV (1788 - 1808) 143 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

2 Reales de Plata Ley 896
27 mm

Anv: ·CAROLUS·IIII·DEI·GRATIA·1808· (Carlos IV por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca) ·2R· (Valor) y ·P·J· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1808
Ensayador: P J - Pedro de Mazondo y Juan Palomo Sierra.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#70 Pag.95 - Maravedis.net #B-437/42
mdelvalle
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14. Alexander II Zabinas18 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Alexander II Zabinas. 128-122 BC. Serrate AE Perhaps Apamea on the Orontes mint. Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / Winged Tyche standing left, holding tiller and cornucopia; to outer left, monogram above cornucopia. SC 2242.3; HGC 9, 1166.ecoli
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15. Mesembria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.33 viewsTetradrachm, ca 250 - 175 BC, Mesembria mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram under throne, Corinthian helmet at left.
16.66 gm., 33 mm.
P. #1013.
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16 - 04 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)70 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

1/2 Real de Plata Ley 896
16 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1817· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·R·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca) ·P·J· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1817
Ensayador: P J - Pedro de Mazondo y Juan Palomo Sierra.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#90 Pag.95
mdelvalle
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16 - 05 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)48 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

1/2 Real de Plata Ley 896
16 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1817· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·R·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca) ·P·J· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1817
Ensayador: P J - Pedro de Mazondo y Juan Palomo Sierra.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#90 Pag.95
mdelvalle
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16 - 08 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)76 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

1 Real de Plata Ley 896
20 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1823· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·R·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca), ·2R· (valor), ·P·J· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1823
Ensayador: P J - Pedro de Mazondo y Juan Palomo Sierra.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#87 Pag.95
mdelvalle
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16 - 12 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)72 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

4 Reales de Plata Ley 896
34 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1825· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca), ·4R· (valor), ·J·L· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1825
Ensayador: J L- Juan Palomo Sierra y Luis Lopez.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#88 Pag.96
mdelvalle
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16 - 12 - Virreynato FERNANDO VII (1808-1833)104 views"Piezas con el Busto de los Monarcas Españoles"

8 Reales de Plata Ley 896
38 mm

Anv: ·FERDIN·VII·DEI·GRATIA·1825· (Fernando VII por la gracia de Dios) alrededor de un busto del rey a derechas.
Rev: ·HISPAN·ET·IND·REX·PTS monograma POTOSÍ (ceca), ·8R· (valor), ·J·L· (Ensayador) (rey de las Españas y las Indias) alrededor de un escudo coronado de castillos y leones con escusón de los Borbones entre dos columnas con las leyendas PLUS ULTRA.

Acuñada: 1825
Ensayador: J L- Juan Palomo Sierra y Luis Lopez.
Ceca: Potosí - Hoy ubicada en Bolivia

Referencias: Krause SCWC (1801-1900) KM#84 Pag.96
mdelvalle
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16. Aradus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.66 viewsTetradrachm, 196 / 195 BC, Aradus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Palm tree at left, ΑΡ monogram under throne, ΔΞ in exergue.
17.00 gm., 30 mm.
P. #3396.

Dating this coin: ΔΞ = year 64 = 196 / 195 BC. The era dates to 259 BC when Aradus gained its autonomy. In this series there are 35 different dates between year 17 (243 / 242 BC) and year 94 (166 / 165 BC). There are several breaks in the series (after years 45 and 69 for example) which reflect different political situations in Phoenecia.
Callimachus
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16.10. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 16.10./b1.17./49., H-066, CP-19, U--, #0180 views16.10. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 16.10./b1.17./49., H-066, CP-19, U--, #01
avers: BELA, anchor-like mark amongst three dots above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Rx (Monogram), line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 13,0 mm, weight: 0,19g, axis: 4h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-066, CP-19, Unger--,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.10./b1.17./49.,
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16.11. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 16.11./g2.01./58., H-066a, CNH I.-111, U-093, #0186 views16.11. Béla III., King of Hungary, (1172-1196 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 16.11./g2.01./58., H-066a, CNH I.-111, U-093, #01
avers: BELA, anchor-like mark amongst three dots above and below; border of dots.
reverse: Retrograde Rx (Monogram), line border.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 12,5 mm, weight: 0,18g, axis: 5h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-066a, CNH I.-111, Unger-093,
Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 16.11./g2.01./58.,
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1608 - Lepidus and Octavian, Denarius148 viewsDenarius minted in Italy, 42 BC
LEPIDVS PONT MAX III V R P C, bare head of Lepidus right (NT and MA in monograms)
C CAESAR IMPIII VIR R P C, bare head of Octavian right (MP in monogram)
3.78 gr
Ref : HCRI # 140, RCV # 1523, Cohen # 2

The following from forum catalog :
"Lepidus was a faithful follower of Julius Caesar, and he served as Praetor and Consul. When Caesar was assassinated, Lepidus was in charge of the cavalry and commanded a legion. This position secured him a place in the Second Triumvirate along Marc Antony and Octavian. His cut was Africa. When Octavian attacked Sextus Pompey's Sicily, Lepidus' ships and troops supported him. In an uninspired move, Lepidus thought he could force Octavian to leave him the island. The two armies separated and isolated skirmishes occurred, but soon the soldiers sick of yet another civil war, acknowledging Octavian's superiority deserted Lepidus en-masse. Lepidus left the island as a simple civilian, retaining only his priesthood, but he was the only defeated Imperator not to suffer a violent death."
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162-150 BC51 viewsDemetrios I Soter
Tetradrachm

Obverse:His diademed head right within laurel-wreath
Reverse:BASILEWS DHMHTPIOY;Tyche seated left on throne ,supported by tritoness;monogram at left field

29.80mm 16.37gm

Sear 7014
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17. Temnos: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.33 viewsTetradrachm, ca 188 - 170 BC, Temnos mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟ&Upsilon / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Two monograms, vine branch, and vase at left.
16.25 gm., 33 mm.
P. #1686; M. #958.
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170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC X 545, -/-//CON, AE-4, Monogram type-2, #186 views170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC X 545, -/-//CON, AE-4, Monogram type-2, #1
avers:- D N MARCIANVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. (M3/D3)
revers:- Monogram of Marcian within wreath, S below, cross above. Monogram type-2.
exe: -/-//CON, diameter: 9 mm, weight: 0,91 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Constantinople, date: 450-457 A.D., ref: RIC X 545, p-282,
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170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC X 545, -/-//CON, AE-4, Monogram type-2, #272 views170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC X 545, -/-//CON, AE-4, Monogram type-2, #2
avers:- D N MARCIANVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. (M3/D3)
revers:- Monogram of Marcian within wreath, S below, cross above. Monogram type-2.
exe: -/-//CON, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis:h,
mint: Constantinople, date: 450-457 A.D., ref: RIC X 545, p-282.
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170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC X 545, -/-//CON, AE-4, Monogram type-2, #3215 views170 Marcianus ( 450-457 A.D.), Constantinople, RIC X 545, -/-//CON, AE-4, Monogram type-2, #3
avers:- D N MARCIANVS P F AVG, Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. (M3/D3)
revers:- Monogram of Marcian within wreath, S below, cross above. Monogram type-2.
exe: -/-//CON, diameter: 10 mm, weight: 0,88 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Constantinople, date: 450-457 A.D., ref: RIC-X-545, p-282.
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1707 - États de Dinan13 viewsLouis XIV
6,56g
28 mm
argent
LUDOVICUS MAGNUS REX.
"Louis le Grand roi"
Tête à droite de Louis XIV, le col nu et les cheveux longs,
au-dessous signature TB en monogramme
.IETONS. DES. ESTAS. DE. BRETAGNE.
Écu couronné écartelé aux 1 et 4 de France,
aux 2 et 3 de Bretagne,
sur un manteau semé de fleurs de lis et d’hermines
1707 à l'exergue
Daniel 62
PYL
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1709 - États de Saint-Brieuc9 viewsLouis XIV
6,71g
28 mm
argent
LUDOVICUS. MAGNUS REX.
"Louis le Grand roi"
Tête à droite de Louis XIV, le col nu et les cheveux longs,
au-dessous signature TB en monogramme
.JETTON DES ESTATS DE BRETAGNE.
Écu couronné écartelé aux 1 et 4 de France,
aux 2 et 3 de Bretagne,
sur un manteau semé de fleurs de lis et d’hermines
1709 à l'exergue
Daniel 64
PYL
1709.JPG
1709 - États de Saint-Brieuc8 viewsLouis XIV
6,85g
28 mm
argent
LUDOVICUS. MAGNUS REX.
"Louis le Grand roi"
Tête à droite de Louis XIV, le col nu et les cheveux longs,
au-dessous signature TB en monogramme
.JETTON DES ESTATS DE BRETAGNE.
Écu couronné écartelé aux 1 et 4 de France,
aux 2 et 3 de Bretagne,
sur un manteau semé de fleurs de lis et d’hermines
1709 à l'exergue
Daniel 64
PYL
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1711 - États de Dinan15 viewsLouis XIV
6,47g
28 mm
argent
LUDOVICUS. MAGNUS REX.
"Louis le Grand roi"
Tête à droite de Louis XIV, le col nu et les cheveux longs,
au-dessous signature TB en monogramme
IETONS. DES. ESTAS. DE. BRETAGNE
Écu couronné écartelé aux 1 et 4 de France,
aux 2 et 3 de Bretagne,
sur un manteau semé de fleurs de lis et d’hermines
à l'exergue .1711.
Daniel 66
PYL
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174 Zeno ( 476-491 A.D.), Nicomedia, RIC X 964, -/-//NIC (?), AE-4, Monogram (type:1) in wreath, R !!, #182 views174 Zeno ( 476-491 A.D.), Nicomedia, RIC X 964, -/-//NIC (?), AE-4, Monogram (type:1) in wreath, R !!, #1
avers:- (Legend ???), Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Monogram (type:1) in wreath,
exe: -/-//NIC (?), diameter: 8 mm, weight: 0,88 g, axis: 6h,
mint: Nicomedia, date: A.D., ref: RIC X 964, p-314,
Q-001
quadrans
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174 Zeno ( 476-491 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC X 958, -/-//THS(?), AE-4, Monogram (type:1) in wreath, #1, R!,110 views174 Zeno ( 476-491 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC X 958, -/-//THS(?), AE-4, Monogram (type:1) in wreath, #1, R!,
avers:- (Legend ???), Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- Monogram (type:1) in wreath,
exe: -/-//THS(?), diameter: 9,5mm, weight: 0,99g, axis: 0h,
mint: Thessalonica , date: A.D., ref: RIC X 958, p-314,
Q-001
quadrans
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1744 - États de Rennes 14 viewsLouis XV
6,83g
28 mm
argent
LUD. XV. REX CHRISTIANISS.
"Louis XV roi très chrétien"
Tête à droite, un bandeau dans les cheveux,
au-dessous signature cursive JCR en monogramme
JETON DES ESTATS DE BRETAGNE
Écu couronné écartelé aux 1 et 4 de France,
aux 2 et 3 de Bretagne,
sur un manteau semé de fleurs de lis et d’hermines
à l'exergue 1744.
Daniel 95
PYL
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1748 MYSIA, Pergamon, Pseudo-autonomous under Hadrian23 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1748; BMC Mysia p. 135 221;

Obv. ΘEON CΥN-KΛHTON
Draped bust of the (male) Senate right

Rev. ΘEAN ΡΩ-MHN
Turreted and draped (female) bust of Roma right, Monogram in front

3.21 gr
18 mm.
okidoki
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1781 LYDIA, Stratonicaea. Hadrian 128-30 AD, Nike19 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1781/5; Journal: Milne, Oxford 3 in NC 1939; BMC -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; Imhoof-Blumer, LS -; Isegrim -.
http://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/1781/5/

Magistrate Candidus (strategos)


Obv: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC KTICΤΗC.
Laureate head right.

Rev: AΔΡΙΑΝΟΠ СTP.ΥΔΑ CTR and YDA monograms
Nike advancing left with wreath and palm.

4.20 gr
18 mm
12h
okidoki
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1781 LYDIA, Stratonicaea. Hadrian 128-30 AD, Nike9 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1781; Journal: Milne, Oxford 3 in NC 1939; BMC -; SNG Copenhagen -; SNG von Aulock -; Imhoof-Blumer, LS -; Isegrim -.

Magistrate Candidus (strategos)

Obv: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC KTICΤΗC.
Laureate head right.

Rev: AΔΡΙΑΝΟΠ СTP.ΥΔΑ CTR and YDA monograms
Nike advancing left with wreath and palm.

3.20 gr
18 mm
12h
okidoki
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1797 AE Halfpenny, North Wales and London.48 viewsObverse: NORTH WALES HALFPENNY. Script monogram of "RNG" in centre with 1793 above.
Reverse: * * RULE BRITANIA (sic) * *. Britannia seated facing left on globe, shield at her side, holding spear in her left hand and branch in her right; 1797 in exergue.
Edge: Incuse legend “PAYABLE IN LONDON” the remainder engrailed.
Diameter: 28mm
Dalton & Hamer: 18
RARE

Possibly engraved by Rambert Dumarest (Britannia) and Thomas Wyon (cypher). Manufactured by William Lutwyche and/or Peter Kempson in Birmingham.

This token, apparently a mule, was issued by, or is in imitation of, the Parys Mine Company from North Wales. In the 18th century the token manufacturers supplied orders for a great variety of tokens. These manufacturers often used the dies to their own advantage by striking “mules”, i.e. tokens produced by using the dies of two different tokens, solely with the object of creating rare varieties which were sold to “benefit” the collectors of the day.

The undeciphered “RNG” cypher is very similar to the “PMC” cypher used for the Parys Mine Company's first tokens.
*Alex
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18. Justinian II13 viewsJustinian II
First reign, 685-695 AD.
AE Follis. Syracuse mint.

O: no legend, crowned bust facing wearing chlamys, holding akakia in left hand and cross on globe in right hand; upright palm branch to left

R: Large M, TNA-like monogram above (Sear type 38); mintmark SCL.

SB 1296, DOC 55.

Not pretty, but rare.

Thanks to FORVM member Obryzum for helping to ID!
Sosius
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182 - Valentinian II - AE4 - Barbarous imitation of SALVS REIPBLICAE14 viewsAE4
Obv:– D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IIII IIIIIIIIIIII. Victory advancing left, holding trophy over shoulder and dragging captive behind her. PT monogram in left field

Barbarous imitation of SALVS REIPBLICAE?
maridvnvm
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1836: Two centimes of Leopold I27 viewsKing Leopold I. 2 Centimes. 1836.

Seated lion guarding the Belgian Constitution of 1831 surrounded by the legend L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE ("Strength through Union") / "L" monogram of Leopold I, surrounded by legend LEOPOLD PREMIER - ROI DES BELGES 1836.
Belisarius
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1843 "BENJAMIN NIGHTINGALE" AE Halfpenny Token. London, Middlesex18 viewsObverse: VILIUS EST ARGENTUM AURO, VIRTUTIBUS AURUM. Female, leaning on books behind her, holding a cornucopia from which coins are spilling, seated facing right in front of an open coin cabinet; in exergue, tudor rose on shield between two branches.
Reverse: BENJAMIN NIGHTINGALE LONDON * PRIVATE TOKEN * 1843 surrounding “BN” monogram in script.
Edge: Plain.
Diameter: 30mm | Weight: 14.2gms | Die Axis: 12
Bell (Middlesex) A3
VERY RARE (Only 72 of these bronzed copper halfpenny tokens were struck)

Privately issued in London by Benjamin Nightingale, the die sinker for this token was William Joseph Taylor (whose initials WJT can be seen to the left below the books on the obverse), following a similar design for halfpennies that he had produced for Matthew Young, a British merchant. Taylor was born in Birmingham in 1802 and was apprenticed to Thomas Halliday in 1818 as the first die-sinker to be trained by him. He set up his own business as a die-sinker, medallist and engraver at 5 Porter Street, Soho, London in 1829, later moving to 3 Lichfield Street, Birmingham. In 1843 the business moved to 33 Little Queen Street and finally, in 1869, to 70 Red Lion Street where, in 1885, Taylor died.
The Soho Mint at Birmingham (founded by Matthew Boulton) closed in 1848, and it's plant and equipment was sold via auction in April 1850. Taylor purchased many of the Soho Mint's hubs and dies from this auction and used them to restrike many of the coins & patterns that the Soho Mint had struck between the 1790's and the 1840's, though he nearly always re-polished or re-engraved elements of the original dies before re-using them.

Benjamin Nightingale was a wine and spirit merchant who lived at 17 Upper Stamford Street, Blackfriars Road in London. He was born in 1806 and died on March 9th, 1862. He was a well known Antiquarian and was a member of the Numismatic Society of London.
In 1863, after his death, Benjamin Nightingale's collection, consisting of 359 lots, was sold over a two day period by Sotheby's. This is from the February 13, 1863 edition of the London Daily News (page 8, column 6).

THE VALUABLE CABINET of COINS and MEDALS of the late BENJAMIN NIGHTINGALE, Esq.
MESSRS S. LEIGH SOTHEBY and WILKINSON, auctioneers of literary property and works illustrative of the fine arts, will SELL BY AUCTION, at their house, No. 13 (late 3), Wellington-street, Strand, W.C., on WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, and following day, at 1 precisely, the valuable CABINET OF COINS and MEDALS of the late Benjamin Nightingale, Esq.; comprising a few Roman coins in gold, silver, and copper, in the highest state of preservation; a most valuable collection of English medals in all metals; rare and curious jetons, including a very perfect set of those struck to illustrate the history of the low countries; a few remarkable foreign medals, a choice library of numismatic books, several well-made cabinets, & c. – May be viewed two days previous, and catalogues had on receipt of two stamps.

According to Manville and Robertson, prior to his death, Benjamin Nightingale had sold off part of his collection at an auction by Sotheby's on 29th Nov. 1855.
"Benjamin NIGHTINGALE" in ANS copy; Greek, Roman, Tavern Tokens, Town Pieces, 17-18c Tokens, English and Foreign Medals, Books; 165 lots. -Curtis Clay.

The inspiration for these tokens might have been Pye's 1797 halfpenny (Warwickshire 223) which is of a similar design.
*Alex
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1845: One centime of Leopold I9 viewsKing Leopold I. 1 Centime. 1845.

Seated lion guarding the Belgian Constitution of 1831 surrounded by the legend L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE ("Strength through Union") / "L" monogram of Leopold I, surrounded by legend LEOPOLD PREMIER - ROI DES BELGES 1845.
Belisarius
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1857: Five centimes of Leopold I19 viewsKing Leopold I. 5 Centimes. 1857.

Seated lion guarding the Belgian Constitution of 1831 surrounded by the legend L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE ("Strength through Union") / "L" monogram of Leopold I, surrounded by legend LEOPOLD PREMIER - ROI DES BELGES 1857.
Belisarius
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1879 LYDIA, Hermocapelia Pseudo-autonomous under hadrian10 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1879; BMC Lydia p. 100, 11

Obv. ΕΡΜΟΚΑΠΗΛΙΤΩΝ
Turreted and draped bust of Roma, r.; in front, monogram

Rev. ΘΕΟΝ СΥΝΚΛΗΤΟΝ
Draped bust of the Senate, right.

3.06 gr
16 mm
okidoki
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1879 LYDIA, Hermocapelia Pseudo-autonomous, under hadrian15 viewsReference.
RPC III, 1879; BMC Lydia p. 100, 11

ΕΡΜΟΚΑΠΗΛΙΤΩΝ
Turreted and draped bust of Roma, r.; in front, monogram

Rev. ΘΕΟΝ СΥΝΚΛΗΤΟΝ
Draped bust of the Senate, right.

3.2 gr
16 mm
6h
okidoki
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19-01 - Mn. AQUILLIUS Mn.f.Mn.n. (71 A.C.)9 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA
Denario Aserrado/dentado Forrado 19x17 mm 3.1 gr

Anv: Busto vestido y con yelmo de Virtus, viendo a derecha – ”VIRTVS” adelante y ”III VIR” detrás.
Es la primer aparición en la amonedación del título de Triunviro de un Monetario.
Rev: Guerrero (Mn. Aquillius, Cónsul en el 101 A.C.) de pié de frente, viendo a la derecha, portando un escudo y levantando la figura de Sicilia que está caída hacia la izquierda., "MN AQVIL” (MN en monograma),en campo derecho, "MN F MN N” (ambas MN en monograma),en campo izquierdo y ”SICIL” en el exergo.

Este denario refiere a los éxitos en Sicilia de Man. Aquillius (Cónsul en el 101 A.C.) y el excepcional valor demostrado por Este durante toda la guerra.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #336 Pag.135 - Craw RRC #401/1 - Syd CRR #798 - BMCRR #3364-9 - RSC Vol.1 Aquillia 2 Pag.16
mdelvalle
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19. Mesembria: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.23 viewsTetradrachm, ca 175 - 125 BC, Mesembria mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΔΑ and Corinthian helmet to left, monogram under throne.
16.57 gm., 30 mm.
P. #1055; M. #472.
Callimachus
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1901: One centime of Leopold II (fr)15 viewsKing Leopold II. 1 Centime. 1901.

Seated lion guarding the Belgian Constitution of 1831 surrounded by the legend L'UNION FAIT LA FORCE ("Strength through Union") / "L" monogram of Leopold II, surrounded by legend LEOPOLD II ROI - DES BELGES 1901.
Belisarius
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1901: One centime of Leopold II (nl)13 viewsKing Leopold II. 1 Centimes. 1901.

Seated lion guarding the Belgian Constitution of 1831 surrounded by the legend EENDRACHT MAAKT MACHT ("Strength through Union") / "L" monogram of Leopold II, surrounded by legend LEOPOLD II KONING - DER BELGEN 1901.
Belisarius
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1902: Ten centimes of Leopold II (fr)14 viewsKing Leopold II. Ten Centimes. 1902.

Spray of leaves with legend 10 CES./Monogram of Leopold II, with legend ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE 1902
Belisarius
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1905: Five centimes of Leopold II (fr)16 viewsKing Leopold II. Five Centimes. 1905.

Spray of leaves with legend 5 CES./Monogram of Leopold II, with legend ROYAUME DE BELGIQUE 1905.
Belisarius
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1908: Twenty-five centimes of Leopold II (nl)12 viewsKing Leopold II. Twenty-five Centimes. 1908.

Spray of leaves with legend 25 CEN./Monogram of Leopold II, with legend KONINKRIJK BELGIE 1908
Belisarius
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1934XXX ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron S- Unlisted DOC 41 CLBC 2.4.11 12 views
OBV Monogram of Alexius.

REV Bust of Emperor wearing stemma divitision and jeweled loros of traditional type holds in r. hand jeweled scepter and in l. gl. cr.

Size 16/18mm

Weight 2.3gm

This is believed to be a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. This example has now been published in BULLETIN du cercle d'etudeas Numismatiques VOL 52 Jan 2015 by Cedric Wolkow, three examples are shown. This one appears to be in the best condition.

DOC lists the above coin as the only example Weight 3.74gm and size at 17mm. Mine is considerably lighter.
Simon
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1938: Five centimes of Leopold III12 viewsKing Leopold III. Cupro-nickel 10 Centimes. 1938.

Monogram of Leopold III with 1938 / Three provincial coats of arms.
Belisarius
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1938: Twenty-five centimes of Leopold III15 viewsKing Leopold III. Cupro-nickel 25 Centimes. 1938.

Monogram of Leopold III with 1938 / Three provincial coats of arms.
Belisarius
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1939: Ten Centimes of Leopold III23 viewsKing Leopold III. Cupro-nickel 10 Centimes. 1939.

Monogram of Leopold III with 1939 / Three provincial coats of arms.
Belisarius
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1941: Five centimes of the Military Administration of Belgium15 viewsKing Leopold III and the Military Administration of Belgium. Zinc 5 Centimes. 1941.

Monogram of Leopold III with 1941 / Three provincial coats of arms.
Belisarius
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1942: Ten centimes of the Military Administration of Belgium5 viewsKing Leopold III and the Military Administration of Belgium. Zinc 10 Centimes. 1942.

Monogram of Leopold III with 1942 / Three provincial coats of arms.
Belisarius
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1977 MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.714 views
OBV Small neat letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated 5 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 16.40mm

Weight 2.8gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.
DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.

The rarer of the two monograms of Manuel, this coin is always heavier than the the other monogram coin. This example has a beautiful darkened highlights on a copper base.
Simon
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1977A MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.7 16 viewsOBV Small neat letters

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated 5 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18.34mm

Weight 2.7gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.
DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.

The rarer of the two monograms of Manuel, this coin is always heavier than the the other monogram coin. This example is actually a black patina.
Simon
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1977a MANUEL AE HALF TETARTERON S-1977 DOC 20 CLBC 4.4.7 19 viewsOBV Small neat letters Monogram Sear 57

REV Bust of emperor, beardless, wearing stemma, divitision, collar piece ( Most frequently decorated 5 jewels) and paneled loros of simplified type; holds in r. hand labarum on long shaft and in l. Globus cruciger.

Size 18.88

Weight 2.89gm

This is a Thessalonica minted coin, it contains no silver. It is believed to be valued at 1/864 Hyperpyron and the Metropolitan (Constantinople) issues at 1/288 Hyperpyron.The half tetartera at 1/1728 Hyperpyron. These coins are much more common than Metropolitan coins and very abundant in today’s marketplace.

DOC lists 12 examples with weights ranging from 2.04gm to 2.77 gm with sizes from 18mm to 21mm.

Ex forum coin!
Simon
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2. Antiochos I Soter26 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. 281-261 BC. Æ Antioch mint. Laureate head of Zeus right / Thunderbolt; club and monogram above, jawbone below; SC 343; HGC 9, 149.1 commentsecoli
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2. Antiochos I Soter 14 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos I Soter. 281-261 BC. Æ . Antioch mint. Anchor on boss of Macedonian shield / Elephant standing right; monogram and [club] above, jawbone in exergue. SC 341; HGC 9, 195.1 commentsecoli
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2.1 Augustus. AR tetradrachm. 24/23 BC.8 views
Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antiochia ad Orontem.(25 mm, 14.98 g, 12 h). Diademed head of Philip I Philadelphos right / [ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Φ]ΙΛΙΠΠ[ΟΥ] ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥ[Σ ΦΙ]ΛΑΔΕΛΦ[ΟΥ], Zeus Nikephoros seated left, holding Nike and long scepter; in inner left field, monogram of Antioch; below throne, stylized monogram; in exergue, [date]. McAlee 19; Prieur 19; RPC 4142; SC 2491.16; HGC 9, 1360p.
Ruslan K
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20. Odessus: Tetradrachm in the name of Alexander the Great.44 viewsTetradrachm, ca 125 - 70 BC, Odessus mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. ΘΕ at left, monogram under throne.
16.36 gm., 34 mm.
P. #1181; M. #419.
1 commentsCallimachus
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2014.141.248 viewsAlexander III, The Great, Miletos

AR Drachm; 20 mm; 4.00 g; 3h

Obverse: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion's skin.
Reverse: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; downward in right filed, Monogram in left field; Zeus seated left, holding eagle, standing right, in extended right hand; scepter in left.
Ref: Price 2151(a) [3h die axis]
1 commentsgordian_guy
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2014.246.427 viewsElaiousa-Sebaste (c. 150-50 BC)

AE22; 7.90 g; 12h;
Obverse: Head of Zeus right; ΑΡ behind.
Reverse: ΕΛΑ-ΙΟΥΣΙΩΝ downward in left field; Monogram off left edge of flan; Nike advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand.
Ref: cf SNG France 1151;
gordian_guy
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2014.246.525 viewsKelenderis (2nd - 1st Century BC)

AE23; 7.29 g; 12h
Obverse: Turreted head of City Goddess right; ΙΣ, behind.
Reverse: ΚΕΛΕΝΔΕΡΙΤΩΝ, downward in right field; ΛΕ, in left field, uncertain Monogram left field(?); Apollo, nude, standing left, holding laurel branch in extended right hand; left elbow leaning on column surmounted by tripod.
Ref: cf SNG France 727-728, for similar types.
gordian_guy
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22066 Augustus/ IMP Countermark17 viewsAugustus/Large SC
AE As. 7 BC.
Obv: CAESAR AVGVST PONT MAX TRIBVNEC POT,
bare head left
Rev: M SALVIVS OTHO III VIR AAA F F
Legend around large S C.
With IMP monogram countermark.
Mint: Rome 26.1mm 5.4g
RIC I (second edition) Augustus 431
1 commentsBlayne W
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22067 Augustus/CAE Countermark15 viewsAugustus/Large SC
As
Obv: CAESARAVGVSTPONT MAXTRIBVNICPOT –
Bare head right.
Rev: PLVRIVSAGRIPPA IIIVIRAAAFF –
Legend around large SC.
with CAE monogram countermark.
Mint: Rome 28.4mm 9.4g
RIC I (second edition) Augustus 427
Blayne W
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221-179 BC Philip V32 viewsPhilip V AE 21

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

20.86mm 8.69gm

SNG COP 1261
maik
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229 BC- Epidamos-Dyrrhachium, Illyria AR Drachm128 viewsCow standing Right, looking back at suckling calf, MENIEKOS in greek above, nike flying right above legend, monogram/thunderbolt below
Square containing stellate pattern, legend around square.

after 229 BC, 3.23 gms, Sear Greek Coins and their Values sg1900 variant

Meniskos-Kallenos name combination, Class 5 drachm, issued in year -5 (last issue = year -1) that can be around the 70's of the first century BC.
Well centered, well struck specimens are rare. Here you can identify both obverse symbols, flying Nike (=Victory) above Meniskos (wreath in hand off-flan) and thunderbolt in the exergue. The legend on the reverse is DYP KA[L] [LH] NOS (lower segment off-flan).
jimwho523
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23. Lysimachos.107 viewsTetradrachm, 287 - 282 BC, Pergamum mint.
Obverse: Diademed head of Alexander, wearing the Horn of Ammon. K under bust.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ / Athena seated, with spear and shield, holding Nike. A crescent and archaic xoanon at left, ΘΞ monogram in exergue.
17.29 gm., 30 mm.
Thompson #221; S. #6816 var.

The mint at Pergamum was open for only 5 years from 287 - 282 BC. This coin was issued by Philetareus who was Lysimachus' governor at Pergamum. One of the most striking portraits on Greek coinage !
4 commentsCallimachus
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24. Seleukos I.101 viewsTetradrachm, ca 305 - 304 BC, Seleuceia ad Tigram mint.
Obverse: Head of Alexander as Herakles, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΣΕΛΕΥΚΟΥ / Zeus sitting, holding his attendant eagle and sceptre. Monogram at left, ΔΙ under throne.
16.93 gm., 26 mm.
Houghton #941; ESM #4; BMC 4.1, 5.

In Eastern Seleucid Mints, E.T. Newell has this coin in Series 1, Group A. He suggests a date of 305 - 304 BC. Martin J. Price lists a coin in the name of Alexander the Great (#3784) with the exact same monograms. He suggests a date of ca 295 BC for the coin, but admits the whole attribution is very tentative.
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26. Antiochos III.72 viewsTetradrachm, 223 - 213 BC, Antioch mint.
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochus III with very youthful features.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ / Apollo seated on omphalos, holding arrow in right hand, left hand resting on bow, Two monograms: one at left, one at right.
16.84 gm., 29 mm.
WSM #1053; S. #6933/4.

Antiochus was 18 or 19 years old when he became king. Since this coin shows him with very youthful features, it was likely issued early on in his reign. E.T. Newell (in WSM) assigns this coin to "series 1" which runs from 223 - 213 BC.
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266/1 C. Cassius22 viewsC. Cassius. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. c 126 BC. Obv: Helmeted head of Roma right; XVI monogram and urn behind Obv: Libertas driving quadriga right, holding rod and pileus, C CASI below, ROMA in exergue.
Syd. 502; B. Cassia 1; Crawford 266/1
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277-239 BC 44 viewsAntigonos Gonatas
Bronze

Obverse:Macedonian shield with monogram of Antigonos at centre
Reverse:BA - SI; either side of Macedonian helmet

17.07mm 4.32gm

SEAR 6788

Antigonos Gonatas son of Demetrios Poliorketes born at Gonnoi of Thesally.(Gonoi=Gonatas)
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277-239 BC25 viewsAntigonos Gonatas Bronze AE17

Obverse:Head of Herakles right
Reverse:Horseman right;B A F up and right ,monogram of antigonos below.

17.50mm 3.31gm

SNG Cop 1216
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28. Antiochos-VII.27 viewsTetradrachm, 138-129 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VII.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ / Athena standing, holding Nike, spear, and shield. Monogram and A at left, O at right.
16.81 gm., 27 mm.

This coin was purchased in 1997 as a tetradrachm of Antiochus VII before the posthumous tetradrachms of Antiochus VII were identified. 

In 2002 a tetradrachm was discovered that bore a portrait of Antiochus VII but was in the name of Ariarathese VII of Cappadocia.  Research eventually die-linked tetradrachms of Antiochus VII to those of Ariarathese VII, and concluded that numerous tetradrachms in the name of Antiochus VII were actually issued by Ariarathese VII around 104-102 BC. This research was published as Cappadician Tetradrachms in the Name of Antiochus VII by Catharine Lorber and Arthur Houghton (NC 166, 2006).

Recently Elke Krengle and Catharine Lorber published Early Cappadocian Tetradrachms in the Name of Antiochus VII.  This is a more in-depth look at these tetradrachms, and this coin is listed there:

See table 1 on p. 65, and plate 11:
Mint II, Emission 5: control mark O, #117-171. All the dies are not illustrated, so I do not know exactly which number between 117 and 171 is actually this coin.
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29. Antiochos-VIII.27 viewsTetradrachm, 119/18 BC.
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VIII.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΟΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ / Zeus standing, holding star and sceptre, crescent above his head. AP and monogram at left, ΔQP in exergue.
16.43 gm., 28 mm.
Houghton #854 var; S. 7143 var.

Compared with other coins of this man, this coin has a very sensitive and stylish portrait.
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294-288 BC Demetrios Poliorketes46 viewsDemetrios Poliorketes (The Besieger)
Bronze

Obverse:Macedonian shield with monogram of Demetrius at center
Reverse:BA-SI; either side of Macedonian helmet

15.17mm 3.31gm

SEAR 6774


Demetrios was son of Antigonos the one-eyed
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298/1 Lucius Caesius52 viewsLucius Caesius. Ar Denarius. Rome Mint. 112-111 BC. (3.77 g) Obv: Bust of Vejovis left, seen from behind, hurling thunderbolt; monogram behind. Rev: The two Lares seated right with a dog between them; head of Vulcan and tongs above.
Syd 564; Caesia 1; Crawford 298/1
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298/1. Caesia - denarius (112-1 BC)15 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 112-111 BC)
O/ Bust of Apollo seen from behind, with head turned to left and thunderbolt in right hand; APO on right.
R/ Lares Praestites seated facing, with dog between, each holding staff in left hand; bust of Vulcan with tongs over shoulder above; LA on left; PRE on right; L CAESI in exergue.
3.79 g; 20mm
Crawford 298/1 (50 obverse dies/62 reverse dies)
- Collection of Walter Mirko Stoecklin, Winterthur, Switzerland, acquired prior to 1981. W. M. Stoecklin was the third member of a dynasty of coin collectors based in Switzerland.
- Obolos 9, lot 34.

* Lucius Caesius:

Our moneyer is the first known member of the minor gens Caesia, but the rest of his life is completely unknown. Mommsen (Monnaie Romaine, II, p.370) thought that he could have been the father of Lucius Caesius, praetor in 75 BC (Cicero, In Verrem, II, 1, 130), but there were other Caesii around this time, so they were not necessarily related.

The deity represented on the reverse could be Apollo, as shown by the monogram behind his head, or Vejovis, an obscure god with the attributes of both Apollo and Jupiter (especially the thunderbolt). The reverse depicts the Lares Praestites, the guardians of the city of Rome, whom Ovid described their statues with a dog between them (Ovid, Fasti, v. 129-145).

The bust of Vulcan and the tongs were possibly the emblems of the moneyers.
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3) The Tyrannicides: Brutus50 viewsGold stater, BMCRR II p. 474, 48; RPC I 1701A (Thracian Kings); BMC Thrace p. 208, 1 (same); SNG Cop 123 (Scythian Dynasts), military mint, weight 8.39g, 44 - 42 B.C.; obverse Roman consul L. Junius Brutus (traditional founder of the Republic) in center, accompanied by two lictors, KOΣΩN in ex, BR (Brutus) monogram left; reverse eagle standing left on scepter, wings open, raising wreath in right talon; ex CNG Store

From the Elwood Rafn Collection.

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3. Antiochos II Theos11 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. Æ Sardis mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Lyre; monogram in right field; anchor beneath. SC 529.ecoli
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3. Antiochos II Theos10 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos II Theos. 261-246 BC. Æ Sardes mint. Laureate head of Apollo right / Tripod; monograms to left and right; below, anchor to left. SC 525.1; HGC 9, 253aecoli
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30. Ptolemy I.137 viewsTetradrachm, 305 - 283 BC, Alexandria mint.
Obverse: Diademed head of Ptolemy I.
Reverse: ΠΤΟΛΕΜΑΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΟΣ / Eagle standing on thunderbolt. Monogram and ΔΙ at left.
4.18 gm., 27 mm. S. #7761 var; BMC 6.18, 38.
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312-280 BC39 viewsSeleukos I Nikator
Tetradrachm Ecbatana mint

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

28.00mm 16.74gm

SC 204-4, SEAR 6829var
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319-297 BC Kassander29 viewsKassander Bronze
AE21

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

21.26mm 5.92gm

SEAR 6754
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319-297 BC Kassander20 viewsKassander AE Unit

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

19.11mm 5.70gm

SEAR 6754
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319-297 BC Kassander31 viewsKassander

Obverse:Laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΚΑΣΣΑΝΔΡΟΥ either side of tripod;monograms at left and right field

19.90mm 7.77gm

SNG Cop 1160-62 var

Monogram of Kassandros at left and Lysimachos at right field?
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32. Myrina.62 viewsTetradrachm, ca 160 - 150 BC, minted in Myrina.
Obverse: Laureate head of Apollo of Grynion.
Reverse: ΜΥΡΙΝΑΙΩΝ / Apollo standing, holding patera and laurel branch with fillets, omphalos and amphora at his feet; all within laurel wreath. Monogram at left.
16.49 gm., 32 mm.
Sacks #20 . 20g.

See K.S. Sacks, "The Wreathed Coins of Aeolian Myrina," ANS Museum Notes #30 (1985), p. 1-43.
According to Sacks' classification, the monogram makes this issue #20. The obverse die is also #20. A coin with these two dies is pictured as 20 . 20g on plate #7. The identifying features of the obverse die are the "4'th strand of hair" (actually a die flaw) up under Apollo's jaw and the several cracks in the die.
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323-317 BC Philip III 42 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
AE Unit Miletos 323-317 BC

Obverse:Head of Apollo wearing tainia right
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΥ;Horseman galloping right; double axe at left;monogram below

5.29gm 19.26mm

Price P64;SNG ANS 1003-1004;SNG München 981-984
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323-317 BC Philip III17 viewsPhilip III Arrhidaeus
Drachm Colophon

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

17.57mm 4.17gm


PRICE P 46c
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323-317 BC Philip III Aridaios 16 viewsPhilip III Aridaios
Drachm Colophon

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

16.41mm 4.03g
PRICE P 46c
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34. Baktria: Euthydemos II.94 viewsTetradrachm, ca 190-170 BC.
Obverse: Diademed bust of Euthydemos II.
Reverse: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΕΥΘΥΔΗΜΟΥ / Herakles standing, holding wreath, club, and lion's skin. PK monogram at left.
16.90 gm., 30 cm.
Sear #7536; Bepearachchi Serie 1C.
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394/1a C. Postumius32 viewsC. Postumius. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 74 BC. Obv: Bust of Diana right, bow and quiver over shoulder. Rev: Hound running right, spear below, C POSTVMI and TA monogram in exergue.
Syd 785; Postumia 9; Crawford 394/1a.

Ex: Romadrome
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394/1b. Postumia - denarius (74 BC)21 viewsAR Denarius (Rome, 74 BC)
O/ Bust of Diana right, draped, with bow and quiver over shoulder.
R/ Hound running right; spear below; C POSTVMI in exergue.
3.96g; 17mm
Crawford 394/1b (192 obverse dies/213 reverse dies, both varieties)
- ex Lockdales 145, lot 1414.

* Gaius Postumius At. or Ta. (Albinus Atilianus?):

This variant without the monogram in exergue is very rare; only three reverse dies seem to exist.

The moneyer belonged to the great patrician gens Postumia, but his family is much more difficult to ascertain. The patrician Postumii had few different branches and only one had survived by the 1st century: the Albini. There were also plebeian Postumii.

His obverse with Diana reproduces those of Aulus Postumius S.f. S.n. Albinus (RRC 335/9), and his probable son Postumius A.f. S.n. Albinus (RRC 372/1), thus implying that he was a member of the patrician family. However, the Albini never used the praenomen Gaius. It is nonetheless possible that our moneyer was adopted into the gens, as it occurred with Decimus Junius Brutus (RRC 450), adopted by an Aulus Albinus. The Postumii seem to have had difficulties producing male heirs; they indeed had 9 consulships between 186 and 99 BC, but very few magistrates bore that name in the 1st century. The disaster of the campaign against Jugurtha by the brothers Spurius and Aulus Postumius Albinus might have hit the gens hard; Aulus was also murdered during the Social War (Livy, Periochae, 75).

The monogram in exergue could therefore be deciphered as AT for the plebeian gens Atilia -- the possible family of Gaius Albinus before his adoption. Another moneyer, Lucius Atilius Nomentanus, likewise ligatured the first two letters of his name on his denarii in 141 (RRC 225/1). This theory would explain both the unusual praenomen for the gens and the monogram. His adoptive father could also be one of the two moneyer mentioned above.

Crawford links the moneyer with a Gnaeus Postumius who accused Lucius Licinius Murena, the consul elect for 62, of bribery in the famous Pro Murena by Cicero (56-58), who also says that Postumius was a (unsuccessful) candidate to the praetorship that year. The case was won by Cicero and no doubt that accusing a Consul of bribery did not help his career and the fate of the Albini, as they disappeared from history after this.
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4) Antony and Octavian Denarius36 viewsMark Antony and Octavian
AR Denarius, 2.97g
Ephesus, spring/summer, 41 BC

M ANT IMP AVG III VIR R P C M BARBAT Q P (MP and AV in monogram), Bare hd of Mark Antony right / CAESAR IMP PONT III VIR R P C, Bare head of Octavian right

Sear 1504

This series of coins commemorates the establishment of the second Triumvirate of November 43 B.C. between Antony, Octavian and Lepidus. Both sides bear the inscription "III VIR R P C", meaning "One of Three Men for the Regulation of the Republic. Within a few years Antony would depart Italy for the Eastern provinces.

The moneyer for this coin is M. Barbatius Pollio who was also a Questor in 41 BC. Barbatius bears the title of "Quaestor pro praetore" abbreviated to QP a distinction shared by his colleague L. Gelllius.

Photo and text credit goes to FORVM member Jay GT4, from whom I purchased the coin in 2011. Thanks, Jay!
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400-350 BC - Maroneia, Thrace - Horse Obverse - Vine in Square Reverse49 viewsMaroneia, Thrace
Date: ca. 400-350 BC
Condition: Fair
Size: AE14

Obverse: Horse prancing right; NK monogram beneath

Reverse: MAPΩNITΩN (or similar) around three sides of linear square containing vine; monogram on one side?

2.69g; 14.6mm; 15°
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400-350 BC - Maroneia, Thrace - Sear 1636 - Horse Obverse - Vine in Square Reverse52 viewsMaroneia, Thrace
Date: ca. 400-350 BC
Condition: Fair
Size: AE17

Obverse: Horse prancing right; NK monogram beneath.

Reverse: MAPΩNITΩN around three sides of linear square containing vine; YE monogram beneath.

Sear 1636; BMC Thrace, pg. 129, #65;
SNG Cop, Thrace, #628-633
3.35g; 17.0mm; 135°
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400-350 BC - Maroneia, Thrace - Sear 1636 - Horse Obverse - Vine in Square Reverse - 2nd Example49 viewsMaroneia, Thrace
Date: ca. 400-350 BC
Condition: Fair
Size: AE14

Obverse: Horse prancing right; NK monogram beneath.

Reverse: MAPΩNITΩN around three sides of linear square containing vine; YE monogram beneath.

Sear 1636; BMC Thrace, pg. 129, #65;
SNG Cop, Thrace, #628-633
2.90g; 14.0mm; 330°
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400-350 BC - Maroneia, Thrace - Sear 1636 - Horse Obverse - Vine in Square Reverse - 3rd Example49 viewsMaroneia, Thrace
Date: ca. 400-350 BC
Condition: Fair
Size: AE15

Obverse: Horse prancing right; NK monogram beneath.

Reverse: MAPΩNITΩN around three sides of linear square containing vine; YE monogram beneath.

Sear 1636; BMC Thrace, pg. 129, #65;
SNG Cop, Thrace, #628-633
3.17g; 15.1mm; 315°
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45044 viewsMarcian
AE4
Obv: DN MARCIANVS PF AVG
Pearl diademed, draped bust right
Rev: Monogram within wreath
Constantinople mint
RIC X Constantinople 545
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450-457 AD - Marcian - RIC X 565 - Monogram Reverse124 viewsEmperor: Marcian (r. 450-457 AD)
Date: 450-457 AD
Condition: Fine
Size: AE4

Obverse: D N MARCIANVS P F AVG
Our Lord Marcian Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: no legend
Monogram of Marcian () with "+" above within wreath.
Exergue: CVZ (Cyzicus mint)

RIC X 565; VM 12
1.38g; 12.3mm; 180°
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450-457 AD - Marcian - Van Meter 12 - Monogram Reverse109 viewsEmperor: Marcian (r. 450-457 AD)
Date: 450-457 AD
Condition: Fair
Size: AE4

Obverse: DN MARCIANVS PF AVG
Our Lord Marcian Dutiful and Wise Emperor
Bust right; pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed

Reverse: no legend
Monogram of Marcian within wreath.
Exergue: unknown

VM 12
1.40g; 10.2mm; 210°
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450-457 AD, Marcian17 viewsAe; 1.34g; 10-11mm

DN MARCIANVS PF AVG
diademed, draped bust right

Monogram within wreath


Robin Ayers
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451 THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly Hadrian, Diassarion Athena standing26 viewsReference.
RPC III, 451; BCD Thessalien cf 951.6; SNG Cop 340; Rogers 90; SGI 1127; BMC 77 (pag. 7)

Magistrate Oul. Nikomachos (strategos)

Obv. AΔPIANON KAICAPA ΘЄCCAΛ-OI,
laureate and draped bust right, with small aegis

Rev. monogram and OX NIK-OMAXOY
Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm.

5.86 gr
20.5 mm
6h
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453 THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly Hadrian, Diassarion Athena standing12 viewsReference.
RPC III, 453; BCD Thessalien cf 951.6; SNG Cop 340; Rogers 90; SGI 1127; BMC 77 (pag. 7)

Magistrate Oul. Nikomachos (strategos)

Obv. AΔPIANON KAICAPA ΘЄCCAΛ-OI,
laureate and draped bust right, with small aegis

Rev. monogram and OX NIK-OMAXOY
Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm.

3.46 gr
21 mm
6h
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454 THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly Hadrian, Diassarion Athena standing22 viewsReference.
RPC III, 454; SNGCop 340; Rogers 90; SGI 1127

Magistrate Oul. Nikomachos (strategos)

Obv. AΔPIANON KAICAPA ΘЄCCAΛ-OI,
Laureate and draped bust right.

Rev. (monogram) OX NIK-OMAXOY
Athena Itonia striding right, hurling spear held in her right hand, shield on her left arm.

3.74 gr
21 mm
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457-494 AD, Leo I26 viewsAe; 10 mm; 1.26g

DN LEONS PF AVG
pearl diademed draped and cuirassed bust right

Monogram in wreath


Vagi 3793; RIC X 694
monogram 1b
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463/1b Mn. Cordius Rufus35 viewsMn. Cordius Rufus. 46 B.C. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. SRCV I 440, Sydenham 976c. 19.2mm, 3.85 g., Obverse: RVFVS III-VIR, Conjoined heads of the Dioscuri r., wearing pilei surmounted by stars. Reverse: MN-CORDIVS (MN in monogram) on right, Venus Verticordia standing left, scales in right, transverse scepter in left, cupid on her left shoulder. Ex Forvm.1 commentsLucas H
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56 BC Faustus Cornelius Sulla 81 viewsLaur. diad. and draped bust of Venus right, sceptre over shoulder SC behind

Three trophies between jub and lituus, monogram FAVSTVS in ex.

RRC 426/3
Sear 386

SOLD!

The three trophies were engraved on the signet ring of Pompey the Great symbolizing his victories on three continents. Faustus was the son of Lucius Cornelius Sulla and son-in-law of Pompey the Great.
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6. Antiochos III ‘the Great’31 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos III ‘the Great’. 223-187 BC. Æ 25mm Uncertain military mint associated with Ecbatana. Struck 210 BC. Diademed head right / Elephant advancing right; anchor to left, monogram between legs. SC 1275. ecoli
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603. Marcian26 viewsMarcian was born in Thrace or Illyria. He spent his early life as an obscure soldier. He subsequently served for nineteen years under Ardaburius and Aspar, and took part in the wars against the Persians and Vandals. In 431, Marcian was taken prisoner by the Vandals in the fighting near Hippo Regius; brought before the Vandal king Geiseric, he was released on his oath never to take up arms against the Vandals.

Through the influence of these generals he became a captain of the guards, and was later raised to the rank of tribune and senator. On the death of Theodosius II he was chosen as consort by the latter's sister and successor, Pulcheria, and called upon to govern an empire greatly humbled and impoverished by the ravages of the Huns.

Upon becoming Emperor, Marcian repudiated the embarrassing payments of tribute to Attila the Hun, which the latter had been accustomed to receiving from Theodosius in order to refrain from attacks on the eastern empire. Aware that he could never capture the eastern capital of Constantinople, Attila turned to the west and waged his famous campaigns in Gaul 451 and Italy (452) while leaving Marcian's dominions alone.

He reformed the finances, checked extravagance, and repopulated the devastated districts. He repelled attacks upon Syria and Egypt (452), and quelled disturbances on the Armenian frontier (456). The other notable event of his reign is the Council of Chalcedon (451), in which Marcian endeavoured to mediate between the rival schools of theology.

Marcian generally ignored the affairs of the western Roman Empire, leaving that tottering half of the empire to its fate. He did nothing to aid the west during Attila's campaigns, and, living up to his promise, ignored the depredations of Geiseric even when the Vandals sacked Rome in 455. It has recently been argued, however, that Marcian was more actively involved in aiding the western Empire than historians had previously believed and that Marcian's fingerprints can be discerned in the events leading up to, and including, Attila's death. (See Michael A. Babcock, "The Night Attila Died: Solving the Murder of Attila the Hun," Berkley Books, 2005.)

Shortly before Attila's death in 453, conflict had begun again between him and Marcian. However, the powerful Hun king died before all-out war broke out. In a dream, Marcian claimed he saw Attila's bow broken before him, and a few days later, he got word that his great enemy was dead.

Marcian died in 457 of disease, possibly gangrene contracted during a long religious journey.

Despite his short reign and his writing off of the west Marcian is considered one of the best of the early "Byzantine" emperors. The Eastern Orthodox Church recognizes him and his wife Pulcheria as saints, with their feast day on February 17.

Marcian AE4.9mm (1.30 grams) D N MARCIANVS P F AV, diademed & draped bust right / Monogram of Marcian inside wreath, * above
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605. Zeno445 viewsObv: Laureate, draped bust
Rev: Monogram (type 4)
Mintmark: None
RIC X 961
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7. Seleukos IV Philopator11 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Seleukos IV Philopator. 187-175 BC. Æ Serrated Ake-Ptolemais mint (?). Laureate head of Apollo right; AB monogram behind / Apollo standing left leaning on tripod, holding arrow in right hand; monogram before. SNG Spaer 852.ecoli
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7. Seleukos IV Philopator11 viewsSeleucid Empire, Seleukos IV Philopator, AE serrate unit, 187-175 BC
Obverse: Head of young Dionysos right in ivy wreath, monogram behind
Reverse: BASILEWS - SELEY[KOY] above and below prow of galley left, monogram in upper field
ecoli
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7259 Prusias I, 228-185 BC108 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 35mm, 16.76g, VF
Diademed head right with whiskers / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY. Zeus standing left holding sceptre and crowning the King's name, thunderbolt and monogram inner left field.
Sear 7259; BMC Pontus pg 209, #1; SNG Cop 623v; SNG Von Aulock 244v.
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7260 Prusias I, 228-185 BC56 viewsBronze Æ28, 27mm, 10.51g, VF
Laureate head Apollo left / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY Winged Athena standing left holding shield and crowning King's name, monogram inner left. Desert sand and brown patina.
Sear 7260; BMC Pontus, pg 209, #4; SNG von Aulock 6880
Lawrence Woolslayer
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7260 Prusias I, 228-185 BC65 viewsBronxe Æ28, 26mm, 11.01g, VF
Laureate head Apollo left / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY Winged Athena standing left holding shield and crowning King's name, monogram inner left. Mechanically cleaned in fields.
Ex: Lakeview Collection.
Sear 7260; BMC Pontus, pg 209, #4; SNG von Aulock 6881; SNG Cop 625
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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7264.1 Prusias I and II, 228-149 BC98 viewsBronze Æ29, 28.5mm, 9.21g, VF
Head Athena left wearing crested Corinthian style helmet / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY, Nike walking right holding trophy over shoulder, monogram in field to right. Medium green patina.
Ex: John C. Lavender
SNG Cop 642
Lawrence Woolslayer
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7265 Prusias II, 185-149 BC55 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 41.6mm, 16.41g, VF
His head right wearing winged diadem / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY (Π retrograde), Zeus standing left, holding sceptre and crowning king's name with wreath; eagle left standing on thunderbolt, over two monograms inner left field. The retrograde "P" is a known and scarce variant.
Ex: MediterraneanCoins GmbH; Lanz 125, lot 331
Sear 7265; BMC Pontus, p. 210, #1v; SNG Cop -; SNG von Aulock 252v (same obv die); Waddington [RG] I, 221, 10b
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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7266 Prusias II, 185-149 BC115 viewsBronze Æ22, 21mm, 7.08 grams, Nice VF
Head of Dionysos right, wreathed with ivy / [B]AΣIΛEΩΣ ΠPOYΣIOY, centaur Cheiron standing right playing lyre, monogram MT. Dark green patina, photo lightened.
Ex: MediterraneanCoins GmbH
Sear 7266; BMC Pontus, pg 211, #10 and plate 38, #4; SNG Cop 638; SNG von Aulock 256.
Lawrence Woolslayer
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7273 Nikomedes II, Epiphanes, 149-128 BC121 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 39.7mm, 16.65g, EF
Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY, Zeus standing left holding wreath and sceptre, eagle on thunderbolt over monogram and date NP (year 150 or 149 BC) in inner left field.
Ex: Freeman & Sear
Sear 7273; BMC Pontus pg 213, #1 and plate 38, #10; SNG Cop 646v; SNG von Aulock 261; Waddington [RG] plate 32, #7.
Note: For an unknown reason, there was a large mintage in year 150, possibly because of the new King; of the coins struck that year, these 'large flan series' coins are superior.
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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7274 Nikomedes III, Euergetes, 128-94 BC157 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 37.6mm, 16.83g, Choice EF
Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY. Zeus standing left holding wreath and lotus-tipped sceptre, eagle on thunderbolt over monogram and date I(Z)OP (year 177 or 122 BC) in inner left field.
Ex: Ronald Cohen Collection
Sear 7274v; BMC Pontus, pg. 213, #4var, and Pl. XXXIX, #1; De Callatay page 54 (D30/R1); Waddington [RG] page 230v. Rare variety: De Callatay cites one specimen.
Note: This coin struck with a slightly glancing blow, creating a great portrait at expense of weak areas on the reverse.
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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7276 Nikomedes IV, Philopator, 94-74 BC134 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 34.4mm, 15.61g, EF
Diademed head right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY, Zeus standing left holding wreath and sceptre, eagle on thunderbolt over monogram and date EΣ (year 205 or 94 BC) in inner left field.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Sear 7276; BMC Pontus, page 215, #1; SNG von Aulock 265; SNG Cop 650
My personal favourite of this small collection because of the finely detailed portrait, 'perfect' toning, and minor imperfections like small die breaks that for me, add 'character.'
Note (courtesy Joe Sermarini): During the first year of his reign, Mithradates, king of Pontus, expelled him and placed his younger brother Socrates on the throne. The next year he was restored by the Roman army under Aquilius. Aquilius was later defeated and killed and in 88 BC, Mithradates destroyed Nikomedes' army forcing him to flee to Italy. Nikomedes' throne was again restored when Rome defeated Mithradates in 84 BC. He died childless and his will left his kingdom to Rome.
Lawrence Woolslayer
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7276 Nikomedes IV, Philopator, 94-74 BC36 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 36.4mm, 15.51g, Nice VF
Diademed head of Nikomedes II right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ EΠIΦANOYΣ NIKOMHΔOY, Zeus standing left, crowning King's name with wreath in right, and holding sceptre in left hand. Eagle on thunderbolt inner left field, monogram and date (BIΣ =year 212 or 87/6 BC) below. Extremely rare date.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins; Wayne G. Sayles
Sear 7276; BMC Pontus, pg 213, 6v; SNG Cop 651v; SNG Von Aulock 266v
Note (courtesy Joe Sermarini): In 88 BC, Mithradates destroyed Nikomedes' army forcing him to flee to Italy. His throne was not restored until Rome defeated Mithradates in 84 BC Waddington, [RG], pp. 217-8, notes, "it is difficult to explain the very rare coins that bear the dates IC, AIC, BIC. These dates correspond to 89/8 to 87/6 BC...; but between mid-88 and the end of 83, the whole of Bithynia was in the hands of Mithradates Eupator. We are forced to conjecture (no text says so) that during this period several fortified places in Bithynia remained faithful to the legitimate king and continued to strike coins in his name."
Lawrence Woolslayer
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8. Antiochos IV Epiphanes8 viewsSeleukid Kingdom. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 B.C. AE 14 (14.2 mm, 3.15 g, 1 h). Antioch, 175-172 B.C. Veiled and diademed bust of Laodike IV right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, elephant's head left, monogram below. SC 1407; SNG Spaer 969. aVF.ecoli
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8. Antiochos IV Epiphanes10 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Antioch on the Kallirhoe (Edessa) mint. Struck circa 168-164 BC. Radiate and diademed head of Antiochos IV right / Zeus standing left, holding eagle and scepter; monogram to outer left. SC 1499; HGC 9, 672.ecoli
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8. Antiochos IV Epiphanes11 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Serrate Æ Ake-Ptolemaïs mint. Struck 175-circa 173/2 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right; monogram behind / Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow; aphlaston to left, monogram in exergue. SC 1478.2ecoli
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8. Antiochos IV Epiphanes11 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Serrate Æ Ake-Ptolemaïs mint. Struck 175-circa 173/2 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right; monogram behind / Apollo seated left on omphalos, testing arrow; aphlaston to left, monogram in exergue. SC 1478.2 var. HGC 9, 725.ecoli
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8. Antiochos IV Epiphanes12 viewsSELEUKID KINGS of SYRIA. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-164 BC. Serrate Æ Ake-Ptolemaïs mint. Struck circa 173/2-168 BC. Diademed and radiate head right; monogram behind / Veiled goddess standing facing, holding scepter. SC 1479; HGC 9, 726.ecoli
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8. Seleukid Kingdom. Antiochos IV Epiphanes22 viewsSeleukid Kingdom. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-165/4 B.C. Ake-Ptolemais. Diademed, radiate head right / BASILEW[S] ANTIOCOU, Nike in biga galloping left; monogram below horses. SNG Spaer 1141; Spaer, Ake p. 139, type 2. g43

Ex- CNG sale 143, Lot: 340

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8. Seleukid Kingdom. Antiochos IV Epiphanes25 viewsSeleukid Kingdom. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-165/4 B.C. Ake-Ptolemais. Diademed, radiate head right / BASILEW[S] ANTIOCOU, Nike in biga galloping left; monogram below horses. SNG Spaer 1141; Spaer, Ake p. 139, type 2. g45

Ex- CNG sale 143, Lot: 340
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8. Seleukid Kingdom. Antiochos IV Epiphanes25 viewsSeleukid Kingdom. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. 175-165/4 B.C. Ake-Ptolemais. Diademed, radiate head right / BASILEW[S] ANTIOCOU, Nike in biga galloping left; monogram below horses. SNG Spaer 1141; Spaer, Ake p. 139, type 2. g45

Ex- CNG sale 143, Lot: 340

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82-80 BC C. Servilius Vatia Restoration 219 viewsLaureate head of Apollo right; lituus and B behind, mark of value below chin (XVI monogram)

Battle between two mounted horsemen, the one on the left armed with a sword, the other with spear, his shield inscribed M
C SERVEIL


Restored Issue 82-80 BC.
Original being of C. Servilius 127 BC

3.48g

Crawford 370/1b; Sydenham 720; Servilia 7
Scarce

ex-Canadian Coin

This is the Wildwinds example!

David Sear's Millennial addition comments:

"This type represents a remarkable revival of the issues of the monetary triumvirate which had held office approximately 45 years earlier though with the substitution of Apollo for the Roma head on the obverse. As well as being complimentary to several of Sulla's most prominent supporters Crawford suggests that their true purpose was to enable Sulla to issue a civil coinage without appointing a new triumvirate of moneyers for 82 BC or, alternatively, to celebrate the restoration of the Republic in 80."
5 commentsJay GT4
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88. Marcian.17 viewsAE 4, 450 - 457, Constantinople mint.
Obverse: DN MARCIANVS P F AVG / Diademed, bust of Marcian.
Reverse: monogram.
Mint mark: CON
1.49 gm., 10.5 mm.
RIC #541/542; LRBC #2247; Sear #21395.
Callimachus
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89 BC Sabinus35 viewsSABIN, T/A as monogram
Bearded head of king Tatius right

L.TITVRI
Two Roman soldiers each carrying away a Sabinian woman

Rome 89 BC

3.71g

Ex-William McDonald collection

Crawford 344/1a: Sydenham 698; Tituria 1
1 commentsJay GT4
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? - AE4 (9 mm)44 viewsNo legend visible, bust of diademed emperor right
Monogram in wreath

diam.: 9 mm

If anyone knows what it is (a Byzantine ?) her/his comment will be warmly greeted.
Ginolerhino
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A parliament of 44 Owls9 views40 official issues
3 Imitations
1 pseudo-Athenian
Basically from the beginning to the end with the Sullan pseudo -Athenian ethnicless New Style imitation which has the monogram of Marcus Lucullus, Quaestor in Greek.
cicerokid
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Abydos, Apollo/ Eagle, AE1015 viewsTroas, Abydos, mid-4th century BC, AE10, 1.2g.
obv: head of Apollo right
rev: Eagle standing right, ABY behind, monogram behind
Podiceps
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Achaea, Patrae. AE18. Aristomenes magistrate.53 viewsObv: Cista within ivy wreath. PATR in ex.
Rev: Dionysos standing facing, holding torch in his right hand and thyrsos in his left; to left, Patrae monogram; to right, kerykeion.
AE18, Tetartemorion or Trichalkon. late 1st century
Aristomenes magistrate. Cf HGC5 #68-71.
Hunter 2. Very rare.
ancientone
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ACHAEA, Pellene. 350-300 BC. Æ Dichalkon170 viewsACHAEA, Pellene. 350-300 BC. Æ Dichalkon - 13mm (2.08 g). Laureate head of Apollo right / PE monogram and ram's head within laurel wreath. BCD 595.1; SNG Copenhagen 214. VF, dark green, almost black, patina with some deposits.

ex Barry P. Murphy
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Achaea. Laconia, Lacedaimon (Sparta). Circa 48-35 BC. Æ Hexachalkon6 viewsObv: Bearded head of Lykourgos right; ΛYK-OYPΓOC around.
Rev: Club with handle ending in kerykeion; Λ-A across upper field, monogram-I and monogram across lower field.
BCD Peloponnesos 906 var.
7.8gm, 24mm.
ancientone
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Achaean league - AR hemidrachm7 viewsAntigoneia (Mantinea)
c. 188-180 BC
head of laureate Zeus right
(AX) monogram all within wreath
A_N

Benner 5; BCD Peloponnesos 1492.2; HGC 5, 926
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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Achaean league - AR hemidrachm14 viewsMegalopolis
160-146 BC
laureate head of Zeus right
monogram, thunderbolt below, all within wreath
ΞB
K (AX) A
M
Benner 17; BCD Peloponnesos 1551.1; HGC 5, 953
ex Roma numismatics
Johny SYSEL
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Achaean league - AR hemidrachm7 viewsDyme
c. 86 BC
head of laureate Zeus right
fish under (AX) monogram all within wreath
(APT) left / ΔY up
Clerk 55; BCD Peloponnesos 482
2,20g

ex Forum Ancient Coins
ex Jiří Militký
Johny SYSEL
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Achaean league - AR hemidrachm8 viewsMegara
c. 175-168 BC
laureate head of Zeus Amarios right
lyre above (AX) monogram, all within wreath
ΔΩ_PO
BCD Peloponessos 27.1; McClean 6431-2, Benner S. 78, 4; HGC 4, 1805
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
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Achaean league - AR hemidrachm8 viewsPallantion
100-80 BC
Peloponnesos
laureate head of Zeus right
(AX) monogram, trident below, all within wreath
A
Π_Λ
(YE)
BCD Peloponnesos 1593.2; Benner 4; HGC 5, 969
ex Rauch
Johny SYSEL
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Achaean League - Sparta (Laconia) 192/146 BC26 viewsSparta (Laconia) Hemidrachm - Achaean League 192/146 BC. Ae 14, Weight 2.48g. Obv: Head of Zeus / monograms, Dioscuri caps all within wreath. Clerk, Achaean League pl. XIII, 6 http://www.acsearch.info/record.html?id=166481
Also listed an almost identical coin by Forum Member (Lloyd T) as:
Lakonia, Lakedaimon (Sparta), ca. 85 BC, AR Hemidrachm: in the style of the Achaean League
Laureate and bearded head of Zeus right . / Central AX monogram, pilei of the Dioskouri flanking, ΛAI monogram above and ΩΠMY monogram below, all within laurel wreath.
HGC 5, 643 (S); Clerk 319; BCD Peloponnesos 865.4; SNG Copenhagen 320.
(13 mm, 2.36 g, 6h)
ex-BCD Collection; ex- Johan Chr. Holm (Denmark) 1976.
ddwau
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Achaean League Hemidrachm144 viewsAchaean League Hemidrachm. Elis. Mid First Century BC.

Obv: Laureate Zeus to Right.
Rx: Achaean League Monogram with FA to left, Monogram above, Monogram to right, thunderbolt below, all within laurel wreath. Clerk 256 var. BCD 684. Weight: 2.30 gm. Diameter: 17 mm.
Adrian S
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Achaean League Paterae Silver Hemidrachm 33 viewsAchaean League Paterae Peloponnesus after 150 BC Silver hemidrachm 2.1 gram
Obverse: Head of Zeus Right
Reverse: Ax monogram Dolphin below _10000


Antonivs Protti
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Achaean League, Antigoneia.18 viewsAchaean League, Antigoneia in Arkadia (fka Mantineia). 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.27 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram. A - N on l. & r., magistrate CΩ below, all in laurel wreath. gF/VF. Benner p. #47, #5; BCD Peloponessos 1492.2; SNG Cop 283-284; Clerk 197, Pl VIII, #6; HGC 5 #926; Agrinon 370-392; BMC 10.100.Christian T
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Achaean League, Antigoneia.13 viewsAchaean League, Antigoneia in Arkadia (fka Mantineia). 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.37 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram. ΑN above, magistrate ΕΥ monogram below. VF. Benner p. 48 #9; Clerk 183 #1; SNG Cop 280; Peloponessos 1492; HGC 5 #926.Christian T
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Achaean League, Elis15 viewsAchaean League, Elis. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.41 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, with magistrate A - N on either side, FA above, nothing below. VF. Benner #11; HGC 5 #536; BCD Peloponessos 665.2; SNG Cop -.Christian T
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Achaean League, Elis.8 viewsSear 2993 var., BMC Peloponnesus p. 4.

AR hemidrachm, 13-13.5 mm, circa 196 - 146 B.C.

Obv: laureate head of Zeus facing right.

Rev: AX monogram in laurel wreath, F - A at sides, CΩ/CIAC below.

The period of mintage begins with the Roman general, T. Quinctius Flamininus' proclamation of the "Freedom of Greece" in 196 B.C. and ends with the destruction of the League and the sack of Corinth by the Romans in 146 B.C. During this short period the league was the dominant state in Greece.
Stkp
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Achaean League, Megalopolis.14 viewsAchaean League, Megalopolis in Arkadia. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.34 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, with Ξ above, magistrate K- I t l. & r., Syrinx below. VF. Benner 15; BCD Peloponessos 1550; HGC 5 #953; Clerk pl VIII #8; SNG Cop 285.Christian T
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Achaean League, Messene.14 viewsAchaean League, Messene. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.40 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, with X above and m below. VF. Benner 14; BCD Peloponessos 722.8; HGC 5 #596; Clerk pl XII 4, #297; SNG Cop 317.Christian T
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Achaean League, Pallantion.14 viewsAchaean League, Pallantion in Arkadia. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.15 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram. Π-Α-Λ to l., top, & r. Below: ΕΥ monogram w/ trident. EF. Benner 4; BCD Peloponessos 1593.2; HGC 5 #969; Clerk pl IX, 3 #219; SNG Cop 290; BMC 124-6.Christian T
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Achaean League, Patrai.14 viewsAchaean League, Patrai in Achaia . 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.32 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, ΦI above, Ξ to l., ΠA to r., and dolphin below. nEF. Benner 49; BCD Peloponessos 508.4-5; HGC 5 #55; SNG Cop 253.Christian T
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Achaean League, Sparta.13 viewsAchaean League, Sparta in Laconia. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (1.80 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, with AI monogram above, Pilei of Dioscuri l & r., and monogram (#24) below. VF. Benner 6; BCD Peloponessos 865.4; HGC 5 #643; SNG Cop 3320; Clerk pl XIII, 6.Christian T
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Achaean League, Teaga.15 viewsAchaean League, Teaga in Arkadia. c. 196-146 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.38 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / Large AX monogram, T - E to l. & r., ΘΗ monogram (#27) above. gVF. Pegasi A22 #136. Benner 5; BCD Peloponessos 17446; HGC 5 #1075; Clerk pl IX 4 #226; BMC 130-131; SNG Cop 295.Christian T
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ACHAIA, ACHAEAN LEAGUE, a, (Anonymous) Mid III Century BC.113 views AR Hemidrachm (2.63 gm).
Obv: Head of Zeus of fine style
Rev: Monogram within wreath.
Toned aVF, some porosity.
BCD.374. ex BCD Collection.
Rare.
Dino
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Aigeira. c. 167-146 BC231 viewsAR Hemidrachm, Obv: Laureate head of Zeus r. Rx: Forepart of goat r. over monograms Achaean League AX monogram with AL to left, KI to right; all within laurel wreath, tied below. Rare. Ex John Twente Animal Collection; ex Craig Whitford NBD Bank Money Museum Collection Part II, lot 87. VF/EF, 2.49g. BCD-399 (same rev. die), Agrinion-571a, Clerk-16, Benner-Aigeira-5. HJBerk BBS 159, lot 166.2 commentsCGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Aigieon. ca. 88-30 BC.138 viewsAR Hemidrachm (2.17 g.).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. AIGIEWN.
rev: Achaian League monogram;CTO to left, API above, DA right, MOC below;all within laurel-wreath, tied below.
Sear-2973;BMC 24f.; SNG Cop. 235; BCD 430; Benner-Aigion-20.
Gorny & Mosch
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Aigieon. ca. 88-30 BC.83 viewsAR Hemidrachm 15mm (2.2 g.).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. AIGIEWN.
rev: Achaian League monogram;CTO to left, API above, DA right, MOC below;all within laurel-wreath, tied below.
Sear-2973;BMC 24f.; SNG Cop. 235; BCD 430; Benner-Aigion-20.
3 commentsDino
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Antigoneia (Mantineia). Circa 188-180 BC216 viewsAR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.43 g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram; A-N across field, monogram below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Clerk 195; BCD Peloponnesos 1491; SNG Copenhagen 281. VF, toned. ex BCD Collection (not in LHS sale); Benner-Antigoneia-2. CNG auction 179 lot 40.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Antigoneia (Mantineia). Circa 188-180 BC.73 viewsAR Hemidrachm (13mm, 2.32 g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram; A-N across field, monogram below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Clerk 195; BCD Peloponnesos 1491; SNG Copenhagen 281; Benner-Antigoneia-2. Toned. CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Argos. 175-168BC 59 viewsAR Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.4g). Laureate head of Zeus left / AX Monogram: Harpa above; Monogram below; all within wreath tied above. Agrinion 307; Benner-Argos-9.
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Achaia, Achaean League, Argos. 195-188 BC.65 viewsAR Triobol or Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.40 g, 6h).

Obv: Laureate head of Zeus left
Rev: AX monogram; TK monogram above; below, wolf’s head right; all within laurel wreath.

Benner 3; Clerk 141/5; BCD Peloponnesos 1130; HGC 5, 714.

From the BCD Collection (not in previous sales).

CNG e-auction 288, Lot: 156.
Dino
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Achaia, Achaean League, Argos. 196-146 BC.64 viewsAR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Zeus left / AX monogram, AKT monogram above, wolf head right below.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Argos. Circa 160-146 BC. 48 viewsAR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.33 g, 11h). Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram of the Achaian League; above, club right; to right, TK monogram; all within laurel wreath. Benner 16; BCD Peloponnesos 1137. VF, toned.

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); Coin Galleries FPL (Winter 1981-1982), no. 51; CNG 221, lot 79
Dino
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Corinth. c. 167-146 BC278 viewsAR Hemidrachm, Obv: Laureate head of Zeus l. Rx: Pegasus flying r. over AX monogram with A-K-S across fields; all within laurel wreath, tied left. Ex John Twente Animal Collection; ex HJB Buy or Bid, 2/17/1981. About VF, 2.27g. BCD-73.2, Agrinion-583, Clerk-111; Benner-Korinth-11. HJBerk BBS 159, lot 167.3 commentsCGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Corinth. Circa 195-188 BC.62 viewsAR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.31 g, 10h).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
rev: Monogram of the Achaian League; to left, koppa; below, monogram; all within laurel wreath.

Benner 6; BCD Peloponnesos 71. VF, toned.

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); CNG 221, lot 82.
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Achaia, Achaean League, Dyme. 88-30 BC.137 viewsAR Hemidrachm. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus r. Rx: Monograms above and to left of AX monogram F to right, fish r. below; all within laurel wreath. Ex John Twente Animal Collection; ex CNA Mail Bid Sale XXI, June 26, 1992, lot 674 (part). VF, 2.36g. BM-30, Clerk-53; Benner-Dyme-16. HJBerk BBS 159, lot 165.1 commentsCGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. c. 188-180 B.C.70 viewsSilver hemidrachm, BMC Peloponnesus p. 4, 46; S 3003 var, VF, Elis mint, 2.312g, 12.8mm, 315o, c. 196 - 146 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse large AX monogram in laurel wreath, F - A at sides, CW/CIAC below; Agrinion 334a; BCD 665.1; Benner-Elis-5. ex Coin Galleries auction, 23 November 1963, #423; ex Forum.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. 175-168 BC61 viewsAR hemidrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right/Achaian League monogram. A - FA - N monograms across fields. All within wreath tied at bottom. Clerk 290; Agrinion-337c; BCD 665.2; Benner-Elis-11.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. 88-30BC.77 viewsAR hemidrachm.
Zeus right KALLIPOS behind.
XA with monograms around. Thunderbolt below.
BCD 689, Benner Elis 42.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. Circa 175-168 BC.107 viewsAR hemidrachm. 15mm, 2.3g. Laureate head of Zeus right / AX monogram, F-A across, LY above; all within wreath tied at the bottom. BCD 665.5. Clerk 280.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. Circa 175-168 BC. Bronze dichalkon?133 viewsBronze Dichalkon? (16mm). Laureate head of Zeus right / AX monogram, F-A across, LY above; all within wreath tied at the bottom.

If fourree core - Imitating BCD 665.5/Clerk 280?
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. Circa 191-188 BC. 85 viewsAR Hemidrachm (16mm, 2.42 g, 6h).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
rev: Monogram of the Achaian League; above, eagle standing right; in fields, N-I/Σ-Ω; below, FA; all within laurel wreath.

Benner 1; BCD Peloponnesos 663; Agrinion Hoard 331a (same obverse die)
VF, toned.

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); CNG 221, lot 89.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Elis. Circa 88-30 BC.83 viewsAR hemidrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right/Achaian League monogram. 14 mm 2.2g. FA DWE XE monograms across fields. Thunderbolt below. All within wreath tied at bottom. BCD 680-1; Clerk 259; Benner-Elis-52. Toned. ex. Christopher Morcom collection. ex CNG auction 173 lot 219.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Lakedaimon, Sparta 88-30 BC.113 viewsAR hemidrachm. Laureate head Zeus right/Achaian League monogram. Caps of the dioscuri across fields. Monograms above and below All enclosed within laurel wreath tied at bottom. Clerk 318a; Benner-Sparta-6. exHCC, Inc.1 commentsCGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Megara. 175-168 BC.114 views AR Hemidrachm. Laureate head of Zeus right / DW Monogram on left and PO Monogram on right side of Large AX monogram; above, lyre; all within laurel-wreath, tied below. Clerk 120; BCD 27.1; Benner-Megara-4.3 commentsCGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Messenia-Messena. Circa 175-168 BC.103 viewsAR Hemidrachm (18mm, 2.46 g).
Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram; O-OP-N across field, M below; all within wreath tied at bottom.
Agrinion 325d-e; Clerk 304; BCD 722.7, 724; Benner-Messene-23 (same obverse die).

exBeast Coins.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Pallantium. 88-30 BC.70 viewsAR Hemidrachm (12mm, 1.89 g). Laureate head of Zeus right / Monogram; P - A - L across field, Trident and AN monogram below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Toned. Clerk 220; BCD 1593.1; Benner-Pallantion-3.CGPCGP
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 167-146 BC. 125 views AR hemidrachm. 16mm 2.55g.
Laureate head Zeus right/ Achaian league monogram. Monogram A-TEI-N across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.
Agrinion Hoard 553a (same rev. die); Clerk 82a; Benner-Patrai-29 (this coin).
exBeast Coins.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 167-146 BC. 52 viewsAR hemidrachm.
obv: Laureate head Zeus right
rev: Achaian league monogram. Monogram X-Theta E-E across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.

Agrinion 560-563; McClean 6411; SNG Cop. 249; Hunterian 14; Dewing 1845, Clerk 80/18; Benner-Patrai-32.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 175-168 BC.201 viewsAR Hemidrachm (2.31 g.).
Obv: Laureate head Zeus right
Rev: Achaian League monogram; D left, M above, I right, trident below facing right; all within laurel wreath tied below.
Clerk 186/3; McClean 6461; Benner-Patrai-22.

exGorny & Mosch

SNG Cop. 274f. ; BMC 98
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 195-188 BC.92 viewsAR Hemidrachm (15.3mm, 2.36g). Laureate head of Zeus right / AX Monogram; Monograms to left and right; Trident below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Clerk 47(Ceryneia); Agrinion Hoard 270; Benner-Patrai-4.

exAmphora Coins.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 88-30 BC.70 views AR hemidrachm. 15mm 2.16g.
Laureate head Zeus right/ Achaian league monogram. XE SW PA across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.
VF. Toned. BCD 508.7 (this coin); Clerk 81; Benner-Patrai-51 (this coin). exBeast Coins.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 88-30 BC.52 viewsAR hemidrachm. 16mm 2.4g
obv: Laureate head Zeus right
rev: Achaian league monogram. Monograms and letters across fields. dolphin below. All within laurel wreath tied at bottom.

BMC 42; McClean 6409-10; SNG Cop 252; Leake 3643-5; Clerk 77/15 & 78/16; BCD 508.6.

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

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

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); CNG 221, lot 156.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Sikyon. Circa 195-188 BC. 48 viewsAR Hemidrachm (14mm, 2.42 g, 10h).
obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
rev: Monogram of the Achaian League; in fields, Σ-I; below, EY; all within laurel wreath.

Benner 3; BCD Peloponnesos 321.2. VF, toned.

Ex BCD Collection (not in previous sales); CNG 221, lot 152.
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ACHAIA, Achaean League, Tegea. 88-30 BC. 138 viewsAR Hemidrachm (2.49 g, 8h). Laureate head of Zeus right / XA monogram; T-E across field; all within wreath. Clerk 223; BCD 1744; SNG Copenhagen 293; Benner-Tegea-4. Toned.

From Collection C.P.A. Ex Tkalec (24 October 2003), lot 94.

exCNG 78, lot 695.
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Achaia, Achaian League AR Triobol or Hemidrachm12 viewsACHAIA, Achaian League. Tegea. Early 1st century BC. AR Triobol or Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.31 g, 9h) Laureate head of Zeus right/ Achaian League monogram; T-E across field; all within wreath. Benner 4; BCD Peolponnesos 1744; HCG 6, 1075. VF, tonedOctopus Grabus
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Achaia, Achaian League. Pallantion AR Triobol or Hemidrachm11 viewsACHAIA, Achaian League. Pallantion. Early 1st century BC. AR Triobol or Hemidrachm (15mm, 2.03 g, 1h) Laureate head of Zeus right / AX monogram; in field, Π-Α-Λ; below, EY monogram and trident; all within laurel wreath. VF, some tooling and fields lightly smoothed on the obverseOctopus Grabus
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ACHAIA, Achaian League. Patra c. 86 B.C.12 viewsACHAIA, Achaian League. Patrai. Circa 86 B.C. AR Triobol – Hemidrachm (14.2mm, 2.30 g,). Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right. Rev: Achaian League monogram; above, AP monogram; ΞE and ΠA flanking; below, dolphin swimming right; all within laurel wreath. Benner 47; BCD Peloponnesos 508.6; HGC 5, 55.ddwau
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Achaian League, Argos, ca. 195-188 BC, AR Hemidrachm 19 views Laureate head of Zeus left.
Wreath surrounding AX monogram; TK monogram above and wolf’s head below.

HGC 5, 714 (this coin) (R1); BCD Peloponnesos 1130 (this coin); Agrinion 302 (b) (same dies); Clerk 141.

(15 mm, 2.43 g, 6h).
Kirk Davis Classical Numismatics Catalogue 50, Fall 2006, 46; ex-BCD Collection: LHS Numismatics 96, 8 May 2006, 1130; ex-Coin Galleries Winter FPL 1981/82, 52.
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Achaian League, Elis, 40-30 BC, AR Hemidrachm 7 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right, ΘPACYΛEΩN behind.
Wreath surrounding AX monogram in centre; FA monogram to left, ANTK monogram above and XE monogram to right, thunderbolt below.

BCD Peloponnesos 688; HGC 5, 541 (R1); Clerk 272; BMC 70; Sear GCV 2994.

(16 mm, 2.19 g, 11h).
John Jencek Ancient Coins & Antiquities; ex- Frank Kovacs Collection.
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Achaian League, Elis, ca. 50 BC, AR Hemidrachm 11 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right, KA monogram in outer right field.
Wreath surrounding AX monogram in centre; FA monogram to left, Ω above ELIΣ monogram (Elis) in upper field and XE monogram to right, thunderbolt below.

BCD Peloponnesos 685 (this coin); HGC 5, 540 (R2); Clerk 261; SNG Copenhagen 306.

(15 mm, 2.39 g, 6h).
Classical Numismatic Group e-Auction 160, 14 March 2007, 44; ex- BCD collection: LHS Auction 96, 8-9 May 2006, 685; ex- Danish National Museum, Copenhagen (c.f. SNG Cop 306 deaccessioned duplicate).
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Achaian League, Messene, 191-183 BC, AR Hemidrachm7 viewsLaureate head of Zeus left.
Large AX monogram, Ξ-E across fields, ΠAY monogram above and ligate ME below, all within laurel wreath.

HGC 5, 595 (this coin); BCD Peloponnesos 706 (this coin); Agrinion 314 (same obverse die); Clerk 310.

(14 mm, 2.50 g, 1h)
Auctiones GmbH 1, 19 December 2011, 28; ex- BCD Collection: LHS 96, 8-9 May 2006, 706; ex- de Nicola, May 1982.
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Achaian League, Patrai, ca. 86 BC, AR Hemidrachm 6 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right.
Wreath surrounding AX monogram in centre; ΦΙ above, ΞE to left, ΠA to right, dolphin swimming right below.

BCD Peloponnesos 508.4; HGC 5, 55.

(15 mm, 2.32 g, 11h).
Jencek Historical Enterprise; ex- BCD Collection (private sale); ex- Coin Art, Feb. 1974 per BCD ticket.
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Achaian League. Dyme 15 viewsAchaian League, Dyme in Achaia. Circa 86 BC. AR Hemidrachm (2.32 gm). Laureate head of Zeus Amarios, r. / League AX monogram; ΧΔ monogram above, T to left, ΑΡ monogram to right, fish below; all within wreath. gVF. CNG EA 254 #115. Benner 17; BCD Peloponnesos 488; HGC 5 #41; SNG Cop 240; Clerk pl 111 #3. Christian T
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Achaian League. Elis. Hemidrachm6 viewsACHAIA, Achaian League. Elis. Circa 45-30 BC. AR Hemidrachm. Kallippos, magistrate. Laureate head of Zeus right; [KAΛΛIΠΠ]OΥ (magistrate) behind / Monogram; FA to left, Φ above and X to right, thunderbolt below; all within wreath tied at the bottom. Clerk 273 var. (name in genitive); BCD Peloponnesos 690; SNG Copenhagen 298. 1 commentsPodiceps
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Achain league, Pallantion Ar Tetrobol92 views1st cent. BC
Obv.: Laureate head of Zeus.
Rev.: Monogram of the Achaian League.
BCD Peloponnesos 1593.2
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Adaeus, Macedonian King, c. 200 BCE16 viewsObverse - Laureate head of Apollo right
Reverse - ADAIOU to right of tripod; HR monogram and E in left field
SNG Black Sea.
Silver 17 mm, 4.5 g
NORMAN K
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Adaios; Apollo/ tripod67 viewsThracian Kingdom. Adaios. Ca. 275-225 B.C. Æ 26mm (10.76 g, 9 h). Laureate head of Apollo right / Tripod; to left, AE monogram above S. Peter p. 237; SNG BM 324-5 var. (upper monogram); SNG Stancomb 296 var. (same). VF, green and red patina. Ex Frank L. Kovacs (Vauctions)Podiceps
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AE follis Constans II SB 111012 viewsObverse: Constans on l., with long beard holds long cross, Constantine IV on r., beardless , stg. facing, each wearing crown; Constans wears military attire, hid son wears chlamys and holds gl.cr.
Reverse: Large M, above monogram 35; in ex. SCL; to l. Heraclius beardless, stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding gl, cr.; similar figure of Tiberius.
Mint: Syracuse
Date: 659-668
Sear 1110
15/19mm 1.82
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AE follis Constans II SB 111018 viewsObverse: Constans on l., with long beard holds long cross, Constantine IV on r., beardless , stg. facing, each wearing crown; Constans wears military attire, hid son wears chlamys and holds gl.cr.
Reverse: Large M, above monogram 35; in ex. SCL; to l. Heraclius beardless, stg. facing, wearing crown and chlamys, and holding gl, cr.; similar figure of Tiberius.
Mint: Syracuse
Date: 659-668
Sear 1110
19mm 1.82
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AE follis Heraclius, SB 80822 viewsObverse: Heraclius in center, Heraclius Constantine on r., and the Empress MArtina on l, all stg facing; each wearing crown and chlamys, and holding gl. cr. in r. hand two crosses in field either side of Heraclius head
Reverse: Large M, ANNO above, Monogram 23 or 24 to l., regnal yr to rt (X,GI,II)
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 628/9 CE
Sear 808 DO 99-103
28 mm 5.29 gm
Sear notes that this type is normally overstruck on coins of Maurice Tiberius or Phocas and often on half folles rather than folles due to the much reduced module of this issue. The weight of 5.29gm is indicative of this
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AE follis Heraclius, SB 81022 viewsObverse: Heraclius on l., Heraclius Constantine on r., stg facing, cross above their heads; Heraclius wears crown and military dress, holds long cross, and has a moustache and long beard; his son with short beard, wears crown and chlamys and holds gl, cr.
Reverse: Large M between ANNO and regnal year (blundered) Monogram 25 above
Mint: Constantinople
Date 619-630 CE
Sear 810 DO 105-16
28mm 6.98 gm
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AE half tetarteron type B Manuel I SB197811 viewsObverse: Bust of Christ facing, beardless, wearing nimbus cr. pallium and colobium scroll i left hand
Reverse: MAN(monogram)HA AECIIOTH or similar Manuel bearded facing wearing crown and miltary attire and holding cruciform sceotre and gl. cr.
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1143-1180 CE
Sear 1978 H. 17.19-20 type B
14mm 1.16gn
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AE Nummus 10 viewsObv: diad bust
Rev: Monogram of Anastasius
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 491-518 AD
10mm
.78g
sb 13
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AE Pentanummium Justin 1 SB 7514 viewsObverse: DN IVSTINVS PP AVG diad., dr. and cuir bust r.
Reverse: Christogram XP, monogram of Christ
Mint: Constantinople
Date: 518-527 AD
Sear 75
14mm, 2.26g
ex Allen Berman
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AE Pentanummium Justin II SB 38521 viewsObverse: Monogram 8 or 9
Reverse: Large E, long cross to rt.
Date: 565-578 CE
Mint: Theoupolis (Antioch)
Sear: 385=mon0gram 8, 386=monogram 9
15mm 1.75 gm
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AE trachy, Andronicus Palaeologus III 1328-1341 CE23 viewsObverse: Palaeologon monogram
Reverse: Andronicus standing, holding sceptre and akakia
Mint: Thessalonica
Date: 1328-1341 CE
Sear 2494
20mm, .63g
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AE16 de Philippe II de Macédoine 359-336 av. J-C!36 views2575
AE16 de Philippe II de Macédoine 359-336 av. J-C! Frappe Pella
6.26 gr, patine foncée, beau relief, Etat: TTB++
Droit : tête à diadème de Apollo à droite;
Rev.: Chevalier gallopant à gauche, FILIPPOU au dessus, monograme pointe de flèche au dessous.

Antonio Protti
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AE17 de Philippe II de Macédoine 359-336 av. J-C!39 views3564
AE17 de Philippe II de Macédoine 359-336 av. J-C!
17 mm- 6.80 gr, belle patine foncée, relief, Etat: SUP Frappe Macédoine
Droit : Tête laurée de Apollo à droite;
Rev.: l'impéreur gallopant sur cheval à droite- FILIPPOU au dessus, monograme Г au dessous.
Prix estimé: 65 Euro.
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Antonio Protti
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AE17 de Philippe II de Macédoine 359-336 av.JC!29 views3036 AE17 de Philippe II de Macédoine 359-336 av.JC!
Frappe Pella 6.11 gr, patine foncée, beau relief, Etat: proche SUP
Droit : tête à diadème de Apollo à droite;
Rev.: Chevalier gallopant à droite, FILIPPOU au dessus, monograme pointe de flèche au dessous.


Antonio Protti
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AE17 de Philippe II de Macédoine 359-336 av.JC! (Probably Baebaric Immitation)42 views3696
AE17 de Philippe II de Macédoine 359-336 av.JC! Frappe Pella
4.83 gr, patine brune/ brune-verte (olive) foncée, beau relief, Etat: SUP
Droit : tête à diadème de Apollo à droite;
Rev.: Chevalier gallopant à droite, FILIPPOU au dessus, monograme pointe de flèche au dessous.
Antonio Protti
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AE18 de Philippe II de Macédoine 359-336 av. J-C!38 views3209
AE18 de Philippe II de Macédoine 359-336 av. J-C!
18 mm- 6.37 gr, belle patine foncée, relief, Etat: TTB++ Frappe Pella, Macédoine
Droit : Tête laurée de Apollo à droite;
Rev.: L'impéreur gallopant sur cheval à droite- FILIPPOU au dessus, monograme HP et trident au dessous.
Prix estimé: 50 Euro
Antonio Protti
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Aegae, Aeolis64 viewsSecond and first centuries B.C.
AE 4.64 gm, 16.5 mm
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev.: AIΓAEΩN
Radiate Zeus standing naked, facing;
holding eagle in outstretched right and scepter in left,
three monograms in left field
B.M.C. Vol. 17, p. 96, No. 12; Sear 4167
Jaimelai
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Aegae, Aeolis 47 viewsSecond and first centuries B.C.
Bronze AE19
6.12 gm, 19 mm
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right
Rev.: AIΓAEΩN right
Radiate Zeus standing naked, facing;
holding eagle in outstretched right and scepter in left,
three monograms in left field
B.M.C. Vol. 17, p. 96, No. 12; Sear 4167

This coin was purchased as a semi-cleaned unattributed Greek with bronze disease. Treated and cleaned revealed a coin similar to one already in my collection, but with a little nicer obverse.
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Aelia Flaccilla 226 viewsAelia Flaccilla AE2. Struck 383 AD, Constantinople mint.

AEL FLACCILLA AVG, mantled bust right in elaborate headdress & necklace / SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, inscribing a christogram on shield resting on small column. T in right field, mintmark CON Epsilon. RIC 81 var (RIC lists T in left field only).

FLACILLA (Aelia), the first wife of Theodosius the Great; born in Spain, daughter of Antonius, prefect of Gaul, she was celebrated for her piety, and for her benevolence to the poor. Arcadius and Honorius were her sons by the above named emperor, who married her before his accession to the imperial throne.

She died in Thrace, A. D. 388. Her brass coins are of the lowest degree of rarity, her gold and silver most rare.

A half aureus of this empress's, on which she is styled AEL FLACILLA AVG, bears her head crowned with a diadem enriched with precious stones. - SALVS REIPVBLICAE is the legend, and a victory inscribing on a shield the monogram of Christ, is the type of the reverse.
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Aelia Zenonis29 viewsAelia Zenonis AE4
10 mm 1.2 gm
O: Pearl-diademed and draped bust right
R: Large Zenonis monogram
Koffy
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Aeolis - Kyme19 viewsAR hemiobol
c.480-450 BC
O - Eagle head left, KY monogram below beak
R - Shallow incuse "mill sail" pattern
SNG Cop 31-3
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Aeolis Myrina Tetradrachm c 155BC22 viewsObs- head of Apollo facing right
3 tight braids Severe early style
16.8g 33.19mm
A Stephanophoric tetradrachm
Simplified severe 3 tight braided hair style similar to Sacks 13
Rev- Apollo Grynios standing right in himetion, RH holding phiale, LH holding branch and filaments
Right field Ompholos and trophy at feet, ΜΥΡΙΝΑΙΩΝ monogram TKAN -unknown in Sacks
All surrounded by wreath

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Aeolis, Aigai, Hermes / goat, AE1245 views12mm, 2.71g
obv: draped bust of Hermes right, wearing petasos
rev: AIΓAEΩN; forepart of goat right; monograms above and to right
(SNG Copenhagen 14)
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AEOLIS, Kyme. 350-250 BC. AE1710 viewsAEOLIS, Kyme. 350-250 BC.
Obv. Forepart of horse right.
Rev. One-handled vase. HP monogram in left field.
Ref.BMC 40ff; SNG Copenhagen 79; SNG von Aulock 1626
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Aeolis, Myrina AR Tetradrachm.47 viewsAeolis, Myrina AR Tetradrachm. ca 150-140 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right / MURINAIWN, Apollo of Grynium standing right, holding phiale in right hand & filleted branch in left, omphalos & amphora before feet, monogram in outer left field, all in laurel wreath.ancientone
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AEOLIS, MYRINA, 155-145 BC114 viewsTetradrachm (34mm, 16.47 g, 12h)

Stephanophoric type.

O - Laureate head of Apollo right
R - Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch and phiale; monogram to left, omphalos and amphora at feet; all within laurel wreath.

Sacks Issue 25, obv. die 38; BMC 9 (same obv. die).
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Aeolis, Myrina, Tetradrachm, Mid 2nd Century B.C.81 viewsObv:– Laureate head of Apollo right, hair braided, ribbons flowing behind.
Rev:– MYRINAION left, Apollo Grynios advancing right holding patera and laurel branch with fillets; omphalos and amphora at feet; monogram left, all within laurel wreath
Minted in Myrina. Mid 2nd Century B.C.
Reference:– Sacks, ANSMN 30, Issue 25
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Aeolis, Neonteichos /Owl81 viewsAeolis, Neonteichos
AE10 0.85g 2nd cent. BC.

O: Hd Athena in close-fitting helm r.

R: Owl stg r, head turned facing; atop NE monogram
arizonarobin
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Aeolis, Temnos34 viewsAR Tetradrachm (38mm, 16.86g)
c. 188-170 BC
In the name and types of Alexander III of Macedon

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

R: AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; monograms above knee; oinochoe beneath vine tendril at feet
Salaethus
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Aeolis-Aegae; 2nd-1st c. BC61 viewsObv: Helmeted head of Athena facing right.
Rev: Zeus, standing naked, half right, holding eagle in outstretched left arm and scepter in right,
Three monograms at lower left. AIΓAEΩN at right.
Size: AE,19mm;4.87gms
Ref: BMC Troas,Aeolis,and Lesbos;vol.17,Pg.96,No.12
SG 4167v
2 commentsBrian L
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AEOLIS. Kyme. Ae (Circa 320-250 BC).16 viewsObv: KY / EYBIOΣ. Forepart of horse right.
Rev: One-handled cup; monogram in left field.
References: BMC 45.
Weight: 2.89 g.
Diameter: 18 mm.
Canaan
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Aeolis. Myrina AR Tetradrachm (reverse)34 viewsCirca 150 B.C. Reverse. Apollo advancing right carrying patera and filleted laurel branch; omphalos and amphora before him; ethnic MYRINAION and monogram behind him. Ex Berk 179th 2012 Auction, lot 135. Mint State with hoard deposits.Jason T
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AEOLIS: Kyme13 viewsAEOLIS, Kyme. 1st century BC. Æ 13mm. Forepart of horse right, reins trailing / Bow and quiver; monogram to left. SNG Copenhagen 110-1. Molinari
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AEOLIS: Neonteichos14 viewsAiolis: Neonteichos. 3rd-2nd century BC. AE10 (.98g). Head of Athena right, wearing helmet decorated with griffin / Owl standing right, head facing; NE monogram below. SNG Copenhagen 244; SNG von Aulock 1670. (rare, a nicer CNG example went for $400+)Molinari
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Agathocles; AE 21; Head of Kore right/ Nike driving biga right7 viewsSICILY, Syracuse. Agathokles. Circa 317-289 B.C. Bronze AE 21, Calciati II pp. 255-7, 122; cf. BMC Sicily p. 201, 441 (monogram off flan on our coin), F, corrosion and encrustation, Syracuse mint, weight 8.126g, maximum diameter 23.5mm, die axis 90o, 287 - 278 B.C.; obverse ΣΥΡΑΚΟΣΙΩΝ, head of Kore right, wreathed in grain; reverse Nike driving biga right, whip in right, reigns in left, star above, monogram upper left. Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Agrippina the Younger, sister of Caligula, wife of Claudius, mother of Nero. Augusta, 50-59 CE.272 viewsBosporos, under King Kotys I with Claudius & Agrippina Jr. 50-54 AD.
Æ 12 nummia or Assarion (25 mm, 9.30 gm).
Obv: TI KLAUDIOU KAICAROC, Laureate head of Claudius right, IB below.
Rev: IOULIAN AGRIPPINAN CEBACTHN, Head of Agrippina Junior left, hair weaved and tied at back of head to make a loop ponytail; BAK (monogram of Kotys I) before.
SGI 5438; RPC 1925; BMC 13.52,7; Anokhin Bosporus 348; Vagi 670; SNG Vol IX, 971; SNG Copenhagen 31; W.Wroth p. XI, 14.
EmpressCollector
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Aigai, Aeolis, AE 14.6, Bust of Hermes r./ ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ 
Forepart of goat right12 viewsAIOLIS. Aigai. 3rd century B.C. Æ 14.6mm, 2.49g. Head of Hermes r. 
ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ, Forepart of goat r.; monograms. 
Cf. Weber 5467 (different monograms). Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Aigai, Aeolis, AE 17, Bust of Athena r./ ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ 
Zeus standing, facing, radiate, holding eagle and staff14 viewsAigai, Aeolis, 2nd-1st century B.C. Æ 4.3g, 17mm. Obv: Athena helmeted. Rev: ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ 
Zeus standing, facing, radiate, holding eagle and staff; on l., three monograms. BMC 96, 12. Sng Cop 8. Ex Jason FaillaPodiceps
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Aigai, Aeolis, AE 17.8, Bust of Athena r./ ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ 
Zeus standing, facing, radiate, holding eagle and staff13 viewsAIOLIS. Aegae. 2nd-1st century B.C. Æ 17.8mm, 4.46g. Head of Athena r. /
ΑΙΓΑΕΩΝ 
Zeus standing, facing, radiate, holding eagle and staff; on l., three monograms. BMC 96, 12. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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AIGEAI - CILICIA35 viewsCILICIA, Aigeai. Circa 160-130 BC. Æ 20mm (6.54 gm). CILICIA, Aigeai. Circa 160-130 BC. Æ 20mm. Turreted head of Tyche right / Horse's head left; monogram right. SNG Levante 1637 dpaul7
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Aigeai, Cilicia - AE8 views164-120 BC
turreted head Tyche righ
bridled horse head left
AIΓEAIΩN
(TPAM)
Bloesch 39; SNG Levante 1635; SNG BnF 2284; SNGvA 8663; BMC Lycaonia p. 20, 1; SNG Cop 28 var. (monogram)
Johny SYSEL
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Aigeai, Cilicia c. 164 - 130 B.C.17 viewsAigeai, Cilicia c. 164 - 130 B.C. AE19.6 - 21mm. Weight 5.65g. Aigeai mint. Obv: Turreted head of Tyche right, countermark left. Rev: ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ, bridled horses head left. Monogram lower left. Sear #5513, SNG Levante 1634 var (monogram), SNG Cop 28 var (same), SNG BnF 2281 ff. var (same), SNG Pfälzer 31 ff. var (same), SNGvA 5441 var (same)ddwau
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Aigeai, Cilicia ca 30-27 BC15 viewsAigeai, Cilicia, AE 20.5 Weight 6.17g. Pseudo-autonomous, time of Tarkondimotos, ca 30-27 BC. Turreted bust of Tyche right / ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ above horse's head left, monogram of Tarkondimotos to right.ddwau
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Aigeai, Cilicia, c. 160 - 130 B.C., Tyche / horse's head, AE2045 viewsBronze AE 20, SNG Levante 1634, VF, 6.518g, 20.1mm, 45o, Aigeai mint, c. 160 - 130 B.C.; obverse turreted head of Tyche right; reverse "AIGEAION", horse head left, "WPA" monogram lower left

ex FORVM
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Aigeai; Head of Athena r./ goat kneeling left; AE1910 viewsAigeai, Cilicia, c. 130 - 77 B.C. Bronze AE 19, SNG Levante 1666, BMC Cilicia - , SNG Cop -, Aigeai mint, 3.467g, 18.9mm, 0o, c. 130 - 77 B.C.; obverse head of Athena right in crested Corinthian helmet, hair in long curls on neck, border of dots; reverse “ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΤΗΣΙΕΡΑΣ [KAIAUTONOMOU]”, goat kneeling left, monogram right; Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Aigiai, Cilicia, Dichalkon, AIΓΕΑΙΩΝ12 viewsAE Unit
Aigeai, Cilicia
160 - 120BC
21.5 x 20.5mm 5.90gr
O: NO LEGEND; Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche, right.
R: AIΓΕΑΙΩΝ; Horse's head, left.
Exergue: Monogram (ATΔ), right field.
Mionnet III, 8; Paris 54; Bloesch 32-37; SNG Von Aulock 5442.
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Featured on Wildwinds 8/10/17
Nicholas Z
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Aiolis, Aigai, AE14, ΑΙΓΑΙΕΩΝ7 viewsAE14
Aiolis, Aigai
Greece
2nd - 1st Century BC
14.0mm
O: NO LEGEND; Head of Hermes, right, wearing petasos.
R: ΑΙΓΑΙΕΩΝ; Forepart of goat, right.
Exergue: Monogram: HVP ΠΑφ ?
SNG Cop 14
Mark Reid/The Time Machine
Chicago Coin Expo 4/6/17 4/17/17
Nicholas Z
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AIOLIS, KYME24 viewsca. 4th-3rd century BC
AE 15.5 mm 1.84 g
O: Forepart of hose right
R: One handled vase, monogram to left.
laney
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AIOLIS, KYME23 views4th - 3rd Century BC
AE 15 mm 3.28 g
O: Forepart of horse, right
R: Single-handled vase, monogram to left
laney
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AIOLIS, KYME14 views320 - 250 B.C.
AE 15.5 mm; 3.79 g
O: forepart of a prancing horse right, KY above; magistrate's name below
R: one-handled vase, monogram left
Kyme mint, SNG Cop 81 var (monogram); cf. BMC Troas p. 108, 48 (MENISKOS); SNG München 452 ff., SNGvA 1628, SNG Tübingen 2696 f. (diff. magistrates),
laney
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AIOLIS, KYME15 views320 - 250 B.C.
AE 16 mm; 3.82 g
O: forepart of a prancing horse right, KY above; magistrate's name below
R: one-handled vase, monogram left
Kyme mint, SNG Cop 81 var (monogram); cf. BMC Troas p. 108, 48 (MENISKOS); SNG München 452 ff., SNGvA 1628, SNG Tübingen 2696 f. (diff. magistrates),
laney
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AIOLIS, KYME21 views320 - 250 B.C.
AE 16.8 mm; 4.36 g
O: forepart of a prancing horse right, KY above; magistrate's name below
R: one-handled vase, monogram left
Kyme mint, SNG Cop 81 var (monogram); cf. BMC Troas p. 108, 48 (MENISKOS); SNG München 452 ff., SNGvA 1628, SNG Tübingen 2696 f. (diff. magistrates),
laney
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AIOLIS, KYME15 views320 - 250 B.C.
AE 16 mm; 3.34 g
O: forepart of a prancing horse right, KY above; magistrate's name below
R: one-handled vase, monogram left
Kyme mint, SNG Cop 81 var (monogram); cf. BMC Troas p. 108, 48 (MENISKOS); SNG München 452 ff., SNGvA 1628, SNG Tübingen 2696 f. (diff. magistrates),
laney
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AIOLIS, NEONTEICHOS83 viewsAE 10.3 mm 0.86 g
2nd CENTURY BC
OBV: HELMETED HEAD OF ATHENA R
REV: OWL STANDING R, HEAD FACING, ON NE MONOGRAM
AIOLIS, NEONTEICHOS
SEAR 4223 BMC 141 RARE
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AIOLIS, NEONTEICHOS20 viewsAIOLIS NEONTEICHOS.

Helmeted head of Athena
owl on NE monogram
SNG von Aulock 1669. SNG München 598.
ecoli
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Akarnania Anaktorion AR Stater circa 350-300 BC 21mm 8.38 g Pegasi 299 viewsPegasos flying left,monogram below/Helmeted head of Athena left behind monogram and tripod within wreath.Grant H
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Akarnania Man-headed Bull16 viewsAkarnania, Greek AE21, 211 - 219 BC, BCD Akarnania 345
OBV: Laureate head of Zeus right, star behind?, monogram below?
REV: Head of the River god Acheloos as Man-headed bull right, APK monogram behind, ΟΙΝΙΑ∆ΑΝ above
SRukke
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Akarnania Metropolis circa 300-250 BC AR Stater 21mm 8.48 g 3 h pegasi 1/35 viewsPegasos flying left,below monogram of MH/Head of Athena left,wearing Corinthin helmet,behind Macedonian shield decorated with Athena standing to right.bankers mark on obveres very rare mintGrant H
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AKARNANIA, ANAKTORION40 viewsCa 350 - 300 BC
AR Stater 19 mm 8.04 g
O: Pegasos flying left
R: Helmeted head of Athena, right; tripod and monogram behind
Pegasi 27; BCD Akarnania
laney
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AKARNANIA, ANAKTORION55 viewsCa 350 - 300 BC
AR Stater 19 mm 8.04 g
O: Pegasos flying left
R: Helmeted head of Athena, right; tripod and monogram behind
Pegasi 27; BCD Akarnania
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Akarnania, Anaktorion Circa 350-300 BC.9 viewsAR Stater.
22mm, 8.36 grams
Helmeted head of Athena left; AN monogram and bukranion to right; ΚΛE in upper field; AΓ below neck.
Pegasos flying left; AN monogram below
Imhoof-Blumer, Akarnanians 92; Pegasi 71; BCD Akarnania 86
jaseifert
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AKARNANIA, Anaktorion.143 viewsAKARNANIA, Anaktorion

Founding:

Kypselos & Gorgos, 7th century BC

The Corinthians sent by Cypselus and Gorgus took possession of this shore and also advanced as far as the Ambracian Gulf; and both Ambracia and Anactorium were colonized at this time. (Strabo 10,2,8)

AKARNANIA, Anaktorion. Circa 350-300 BC. AR Stater (20mm, 7.89 gm). Pegasos flying left; AN monogram below / Helmeted head of Athena left; NA[Y] to left, AN monogram and ring with pendants behind. Pegasi II pg. 504, 73. Near VF.

Ex-CNG eAuction 105, Lot: 33 116/150
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Akarnania, Anaktorion.12 viewsAkarnania, Anaktorion. 350-300 BC. AR Stater (8.42 gm). Pegasus r., with pointed wing. AN monogram below. / Head of Athena r., wearing Corinthian helmet over leather cap. Tripod behind enclosed by wreath. AN monogram. EF. Pegasi 122, #92. SNG Cop 288; Pegasi 30; BCD Akarnania 89; HGC 4 #758 (C).Christian T
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AKARNANIA, FEDERAL COINAGE AE2022 viewsOBVERSE: Head of Herakles r., wearing lion's skin headdress
REVERSE: Head of the river god Archelous r.; monogram behind
Struck at Leukas 200-167 BC
4.6g, 20 mm
BCD Akarnania 33.5
Legatus
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AKARNANIA, Leukas19 viewsAKARNANIA: Leukas, c. 219 to 211 BC. Obverse: Zeus right, bird behind (looking back), API below. Dotted border. Rev: Head of Acheloios right, wing-like ear, trident above, Akarnanian Federal monogram behind. Linear border. BCD Akarnania 32; MSP I, 462 (this coin illustrated).Molinari
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Akarnania, Leukas, 350-300 BC24 viewsAR stater 8.2g, VF
Pegasos, with pointed wing, flying left; Λ below / Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet over leather cap; Λ and mast with yard behind, unknown monogram beneath
Sear 2282v; BMC Corinth, pg 133, #97-101; Pegasi II, pg. 428, #133
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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AKARNANIA, LEUKAS, 350-300 BC67 viewsStater, 20mm, 8.28g

O. Pegasos left; AN monogram below
R. Head of Athena left, wearing Corinthian helmet, KΛE above, monogram below, monogram and bucranium ornamented with fillets behind

Pegasi 71; BCD Akarnania 86

Ex CNG 262, Lot 76
2 commentsrobertpe
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Akarnania, Leukas.36 viewsAkarnania, Leukas. After 435 BC. AR Stater (8.39 gm). Pegasus r., with pointed wing. Λ monogram below. / Head of Athena r., wearing Corinthian helmet over leather cap. Hippocamp behind. Λ monogram. VF. Pegasi V, #113. HGC 4 #823; BCP Akarnania 224; Pegasi II #107.1 commentsChristian T
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Akarnania, Leukas. AR Stater.114 viewsCirca 320-280 B.C. (22mm., 8.58g., 6h). BCD Akarnania 269 var. (no monogram). SNG Copenhagen 357 var. (same). Pegasi 134. Obverse Pegasos left, lambda below. Reverse helmeted head of Athena left, monogram below, lambda before stylis. EF, toned.

Ex Sukenik Collection. Ex CNG.
5 commentsJason T
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Akarnania, Leukas. Federal Coinage. Herakles/Acheloos77 viewsAkarnania, Federal Coinage (Akarnanian Confederacy), 3rd Century BC, Æ 23 - Leukas Head of Herakles right / Bearded head of river-god Acheloos right, trident above, APK monogram behind. BCD Akarnania 34; BMC 169, 16var.; Imhoof Blumer, A. 17, 5 var.ancientone
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AKARNANIA, OINIADAI25 viewsca. 219-211 BC
AE 21 mm; 7.30 g
O: Laureate head of Zeus right
R: Head and neck of man-headed bull right, above, trident-head to right; monogram behind
Akarnania, The Oiniadai
laney
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Akarnania, Oiniadai, (cc.219-211 B.C.), AE-20, BMC 006, OINIAΔAN, Achelous right,235 viewsAkarnania, Oiniadai, (cc.219-211 B.C.), AE-20, BMC 006, OINIAΔAN, Achelous right,
avers:- Laureate head of Zeus right, star behind head.
revers:- OINIAΔAN above, forepart of bearded, man-headed bull river god Achelous right, AP monogram behind.
exerg: AP/-//--, diameter: 19,5-20mm, weight: 6,12g, axes: 7h,
mint: Akarnania, Oiniadai, date: cc.219-211 B.C., ref: BMC 006, BCD Akarnania 345,
Q-001
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Akarnania, The Oiniadai, SNG Copenhagen 42131 viewsAkarnania, The Oiniadai. Circa 219-211 B.C. AE 20mm 3.62g, Cf. SNG Copenhagen 421; BMC 6-7
O: Laureate head of Zeus right; star behind, monogram below
R: Head of river god Acheloos right; monogram behind
casata137ec
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AKARNANIA: Leukas13 viewsAKARNANIA. Leukas. Ae (Circa 338-280 BC), 5.99 g, 21 mm.. Obv: Chimera walking left, monogram below. Rev: Head of river god Acheloos left, monogram behind. BMC Thessaly, p. 175, no. 19, BCD Akarnania 236; MSP I, 467 (this coin illustrated).

Pecunem, Auction 16, lot 205.
Molinari
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Ake-Ptolemais (Time of Antiochos IV) 175-164 B.C. 17 viewsAke-Ptolemais, Galilee. Originally Accho, but was renamed Ptolemais under the rule of Ptolemy Soter. Ae14.8~16.5mm. 2.79g. Time of Antiochos IV, 175-164 BC. Obv: Jugate, laureate busts of the Dioskuri right, star above each head. Rev: ANTIOXEΩN TΩN / EN ΠTOΛEMAIΔI, Cornucopiae, monogram outer left. Rouvier 962.ddwau
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Akko-Ptolemais, Seleucid Era.8 viewsAE12, 1.5g (Denomination D); 126/5 BC.
Obv.: Jugate heads of the Dioskouri r., wearing laurel wreaths, surmounted by stars.
Rev.: ANTOXEΩN TΩN / EN ΠTOΛEMAIΔI IEPAΣ; Cornucopia; Monogram to left.
Reference: Hoover HGC 10 #26; Seyrig 6.
John Anthony
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AL Monogram - Denarius, Crawford 111/111 viewsDenomination: Denarius
Era: c. 209-208 BC
Metal: AR
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma r. with peaked visor; “X” behind; Border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri r.; Below, “AL” monogram; in linear frame, “ROMA”.
Mint: Uncertain
Weight: 4.10 gm.
Reference: Crawford 111/1
Provenance: Indalo (through Ebay), 1-MAR-2014

Comments:
The AL monogram denarii are rare with 16 known specimens, 5 of which are in the British museum and The Bibliothèque nationale de France, each having two, and Kestner, having one.
Steve B5
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Alexander the great, Macedonia 336-323 B.C. AE 14mm. 16 viewsAlexander the great, Macedonia 336-323 B.C.

Obv. Head of Apollo right.

Rev. ALEXANDROY, prancing horse right; monogram below.
Lee S
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Alexander I Balas15 views
SELEUKID EMPIRE. Alexander I Balas. 152-145 BC. Æ Quasi-municipal issue. Apameia on the Axios mint. Dated SE 163 (150/49 BC). Diademed head right / Zeus standing left, holding helmet and scepter; monogram and ΓΞP (date) to left
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Alexander I Balas - AR Tetradrachm16 viewsTyre
148-147 BC
Diademed and draped bust right
Eagle standing left on prow left, with palm branch over shoulder; to left, club surmounted by (TYP) monogram; to right, EΞP (date) above (ΓHP) monogram
AΛEΞANΔPOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ
SC 1835.4c; HGC 9, 883; DCA 122; Newell (1936) 70.
ex Savoca
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Alexander I Balas - Hoover 90018 viewsAlexander I Balas. AE22 Serrate,
Seleukid kings, Syria. 152-145 BC. Antioch mint.
Diademed head of Alexander right /
BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Athena standing left,
holding Nike in right hand,
left hand resting on shield set on ground; two monograms before.
xokleng
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Alexander I Balas 150 - 145 B.C. 18 viewsAlexander I Balas 150-145 B.C. Drachm Ar 3.11g. 20mm. Obv: Diademed head of Alexander r. dotted border. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ ΘΕΟΠΑΤΟΡΟΣ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ Apollo seated on omphalos, holding arrow and bow. Monogram in ex. Houghton 192.ddwau
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Alexander I Balas 150-145 B.C.14 viewsAlexander I Balas 150-145 B.C. Ae 18.6~19.4mm. 7.08g. Obv: Head of Alexander I as Alexander the Great r. in crested Macedonian helmet. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Nike standing l. crowning royal name with wreath and holding palm, ear of grain outer l. monogram A/B inner l. Houghton 201, SNG Cop Syria 263, Babelon 851ddwau
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Alexander I Balas, 152-145 B.C., Drachm, Antioch49 viewsSeleucids, Alexander I Balas, 152-145 B.C., Drachm, Antioch, 3.80g. Obv: Diademed head of Alexander r.; Rev: Nude Apollo seated l. on omphalos, holding arrow in r. hand and resting l. hand on bow; monogram in exergue. SC-1785.1e; SMA-176. EF; obverse o/c, reverse a bit corroded. Ex H.J.BerkPodiceps
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Alexander I Balas, Apollo examining arrow; AE 1813 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Alexander I Balas, 150 - 145 B.C. Bronze AE 18, Houghton and Lorber 1805(1), SNG Spaer 1449, Apamea on the Orontes mint, 4.699g, 18.5mm, 0o, obverse head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right wearing lion scalp headdress; reverse “ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ”, Apollo standing left, examining arrow in right, resting left on grounded bow, palm frond outer left, o“Δ”E monogram right. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Alexander I Theopator Eurgetes, or Balas ("Lord"), Emperor of the Seleukid Empire 150-145 BC.15 viewsAlexander I Balas 150-145 BC. Ae 19.5 - 20.7mm. Weight 7.23g. Obv: Head of Alexander I right, wearing lionskin headdress. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, holding arrow in outstretched right hand, and bow in left. Trident in left field, ΠΑΡ monogram right. BMC 49; Hoover 901.ddwau
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Alexander I, Balas40 viewsAE 20, aVF, die axis 0o, Antioch mint, obverse head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, arrow in right, resting left on bow, A inner left, trident outer left, monogram in ex. Houghton and Lorber II 1795.3b, SNG Spaer 1459. (Hoover R1-R2)Molinari
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Alexander I, Balas33 viewsAE 20, gF/VF, die axis 0o, Antioch mint, obverse head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, arrow in right, resting left on bow, A inner left, trident outer left, monogram in ex. Houghton and Lorber II 1795.3b, SNG Spaer 1459. (Hoover R1-R2)Molinari
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Alexander I, Balas42 viewsAE 20, aVF/VF, die axis 0o, Antioch mint, obverse head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress; reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Apollo standing left, arrow in right, resting left on bow, A inner left, trident outer left, monogram in ex. Houghton and Lorber II 1795.3b, SNG Spaer 1459. (Hoover R1-R2).Molinari
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Alexander I, Balas29 viewsAE 20, Syria, Alexander I Balas, ca. 128-123 BC, Obv: Alexander in crested helm. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ around Nike standing, crowning King's name, monograms to left and right, VF. Lindgren I, 1827, Hoover HGC 9, 899 (R2).Molinari
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Alexander I, Balas39 viewsSerrated AE 21, Syria, Alexander I Balas, Obv: Alexander right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Athena with Nike, monograms, VF. Lindgren III, pl. 62, 1074, Hoover HGC 9, 900 (R1-2).Molinari
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Alexander I, Balas41 viewsAE 19, 5.93g, Alexander I, Balas, 150-145 BC. Obv: Alexander in crested helm. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ either side of Nike crowning the King's name and holding palm, monogram )?) to l., dark brown patina, reverse slightly off center, otherwise a fine example, VF. S 7040, B.M.C.4.55,51-2, Hoover HGC 9, 899 (R2).Molinari
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Alexander I, Balas, 152 - 145 BC29 viewsObv: No legend, diademed head of Alexander I facing right.

Rev: AΠAMEΩN on right, Zeus standing left holding Corinthian helmet (detail missing) and a scepter, ΓΞP in field before him, ΩA in monogram. Branch counterstamp.

Æ 21, Apameia mint, 150 - 145 BC

6.2 grams, 21.5 mm, 0°

SNG Israel 1489
SPQR Matt
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Alexander I, Balas, 152 - 145 BC97 viewsObv: No legend, diademed head of Alexander I facing right.

Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AΛEΞANΔPOY / ΘEOΠATOPOΣ / EYEPΓETOY, Apollo seated left on an omphalos, holding an arrow in his right hand and resting his left hand on a bow placing on the ground; HΡΑΚ in monogram in exergue.

Silver Drachm, Antioch mint, 152 - 145 BC

4.1 grams, 17.5 mm, 0°

GCV II 7035, Newell SMA 178

(special thanks to rover1.3 for additional information on this coin)
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Alexander I, Balas, 152 - 145 BC36 viewsObv: No legend, head of Alexander I facing right wearing a crested helmet.

Rev: BAΣIΛEΩE on right, AΛEΞANΔPOY on left, Nike standing left, crowning the King's name with a laurel wreath and holding a palm; corn-ear in field to left, monogram before Nike.

Æ 19, Antioch mint, c. 150 - 145 BC

6.6 grams, 19.38 mm, 0°

GCV II 7040

(special thanks to rover1.3 for additional information)
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Alexander I, Balas, 152 - 145 BC38 viewsObv: Diademed head of Alexander Balas facing right within a fillet border.

Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ / AΛEΞANΔPOY in two lines on the right, ΘEOΠATOPOΣ / EYEPΓETOY in two lines on the left; Zeus seated left, in his right hand he holds Nike who is raising a laurel wreath, and in his left hand he holds a scepter, monograms in outer and inner fields; date ΔΞP (Seleucid year 164) in exergue.

Silver Tetradrachm, Antioch mint, 149 - 148 BC

16.1 grams, 30.7 mm, 0°

GCV II 7030, Newell SMA 142

Ex: FORVM
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Alexander I, Balas, 152 - 145 BC 96 viewsObv: No legend, diademed head of Alexander I facing right.

Rev: (BAΣ)IΛE(ΩΣ / AΛE)ΞANΔPOY in two lines on the right, ΘEOΠATOPOΣ / EYEPΓETOY in two lines on the left; Apollo seated left on an omphalos, holding an arrow in his right hand and resting his left hand on a bow placing on the ground; monogram in exergue.

Silver Drachm, Antioch mint, c. 152 - 145 BC

4.2 grams, 18 mm, 0°

GCV II 7035, Newell SMA 149
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Alexander II34 viewsAlexander II, king of Syria
circa 128 BC
8.1g, 19.4mm, 4.9mm thick, 0°
Obv: head of young dionysos right, werathed with ivy
Rev: BAΣIΛΕΩΣ/ AΛEXANΔPOY on either side of Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae,
monogram and aplustre in left field
Sear 7133
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Alexander II43 viewsAlexander II, king of Syria
circa 128 BC
5.55g, 18.8mm, 3.5mm thick
Obv: head of young dionysos right, werathed with ivy
Rev: BAΣIΛΕΩΣ/ AΛEXANΔPOY on either side of Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae,
monogram and aplustre in left field

Sear 7133
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Alexander II Zabinas 128-122 B.C.41 viewsAlexander II, Zabinas ("the Bought One") 128-122 B.C. Ae 17.0~18.6mm. 6.21g. Antioch, 129-128 B.C. Obv: Diademed bust r. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ, Dionysos standing in short chiton, holding thyrsus and kantharos. Monogram (off flan) left field, IΣI with cornucopia below. Date ΔΠΡ = year 184 S.E. Houghton-Lorber II, 453, 2229.1d. SNG Spaer 2379, Houghton 301.1 commentsddwau
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Alexander II Zabinas 128-122 B.C.8 viewsAlexander II Zabinas 128-122 B.C. Ar 12.3~13.0mm. 1.73g. Hemidrachm. Antioch mint. Diademed head of Alexander II r. Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY, Nike standing l., holding wreath and palm. Controls: Primary HΔP monogram inner l., Secondary AP monogram below. SC 2224c. SNG Spaer 2287.ddwau
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Alexander II Zabinas, 128 - 122 B.C.22 viewsAlexander II Zabinas 128 - 122 B.C. Ae 21, weight 7.33g, maximum diameter 21.8mm, Antioch mint die axis 0o, obverse radiate and diademed head of Alexander II right; reverse ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ, Athena standing left, Nike in extended right, spear vertical behind in left, shield at base of spear, EY monogram over cornucopia in inner left field. Houghton-Lorber II 2233.1a, SNG Spaer 2300ddwau
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Alexander II Zabinas, Athena standing l. AE 2031 viewsSeleukid Kingdom, Alexander II Zabinas, 128 - 122 B.C. Bronze AE 20, Houghton and Lorber II 2233.1b, SNG Spaer 2303 - 2304, F, Antioch mint, 6.623g, 20.5mm, 0o, obverse radiate and diademed head of Alexander II right; reverse “ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ”, Athena standing left, spear in left, Nike in extended right, shield at base of spear, EY monogram / cornucopia in inner left field. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Alexander II Zabinas. 128-123 BC. AE19mm . 6.439grm.28 viewsAlexander II Zabinas. 128-123 BC. Apamea on the Orontes(?) mint.
Obv. Dionysos right, wreathed in ivy.
Rev. ΒΑΣΙΛΣΩΣ ΑΛΣΞΑΝ∆ΟΥ . Winged Tycheleft, Kalathos on head, standing left, tiller in right, cornucopia in left. Monogram over symbol outer left.
Ref. Sear 7133, Houghton and Lorber 2242.
( Ex- Forvm Ancient Coins )
Lee S
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Alexander II Zebina50 viewsSerrated AE 15, Syria, Alexander II Zebina, ca. 128-123 B.C. Obv: Head of Dionysos facing right. Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ around winged Tyche wearing modius with anchor and cornucopiae, grape cluster and monogram. Dark brown patina with some base metal exposed, gVF. Lindgren III, pl.63, 1111, SC 2242, Hoover HGC 9, 1166 (R1).Molinari
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Alexander III 31 viewsAlexander the Great
Ae 1/2 Amphipolis 325-310 B.C

Obverse:Macedonian shield with thunderbolt at center
Reverse:B-A ;Macedonian helmet; monogram below.

15.88mm 4.12gm

Price 413
Struck under Antipater, Polyperchon or Kassander
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Alexander III556 viewsAlexander III AR Tetradrachm. ‘Amphipolis’ mint. Struck under Kassander, circa 316-314 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; shield in left field, pellet-in-Π below throne. 17.1 g.

Price 136; Troxell, Studies, issue L8.

Thanks for the atribution Lloyd!


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

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

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


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

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


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

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"A quick look at the WildWinds database( http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/greece/macedonia/kings/alexander_III/t.html ) indicates that the style and monograms are consistent with an Amphipolis issue, with perhaps a little less care than usual in the engraving of the reverse. The closest I could locate with a quick look is Price 133 (variant), although yours appears to have a shield rather than dolphin in the left field reverse."
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Alexander III47 viewsAlexander the great
Miletus 323-319 BC AE Unit

Obverse:Diademed head of Apollo right
Reverse:ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ;Horseman galloping right;Monogram and double axe at left;ME below

4.34gm 19mm

Price 2131;SNG München 905-906
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Alexander III13 viewsAR Obol (8mm, 0.48 g, 11h). ‘Babylon’ mint. Struck circa 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; uncertain letter in left field, monogram below throne. Cf. Price 3606.TLP
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Alexander III 'the Great' Æ1821 viewsKINGS OF MACEDON. Alexander III 'the Great' (336-323).

Macedonian mint. 336-323 BC.

18mm., 5.6g.

Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.

AΛEΞANΔPOY. Club and quiver. YE monogram in exergue

References: Price 2552

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Alexander III "The Great" 30 viewsLIFETIME ISSUE
Macedonian Empire
AR-Drachm;Abydus Mint; 328-323 BC
Obv: Head of young Herakles facing right,wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ at right;-Zeus enthroned,Legs apart,Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter,
Pegasus forepart in field left, ΑΞ monogram below throne.
Size:17mm;4.15gms
Ref: Price 1502
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Alexander III "the Great"58 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Tetradrachm
17.0 gm, 27 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, clad in Nemean lion skin headdress tied at neck
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter, monogram left;
BAΣIΛEΩΣ left, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Macedonian (Amphipolis) mint,
323-320 B.C.
Price 121
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander III 'The Great' | Zeus - Macedonian Kingdom, AR Drachm, 337 to 323 BC.81 views
Alexander III 'The Great' | Zeus - Silver drachm

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

Exergue: None.

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

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

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

Refs:*
Müller 186.
Reference: Price - 2617
Tiathena
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Alexander III (359-336). AR Drachm, Miletos c. 325-323.11 views Head of Herakles r., wearing lion skin / Zeus Atophoros seated l.; thunderbolt in l. field, monogram below throne. Price 2088. Britanikus
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Alexander III (?) , Macedonian shield, helmet, Sardes mint.31 viewsMacedonian Kings, AE14, 3.6 g, Sardes mint.

Obv.: Macedonian shield with caduceus.
Rev.: B-A across upper fields, Macedonian helmet, caduceus
to left, FIL at lower left, rose at lower right.

Price 2605 var. Unlisted fieldmarks and positions.
Price (different numbers) lists the rose as being
in the right field, and a monogram below.
Steff V
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Alexander III , Price 3229-S50 views'Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. Myriandros mint. Struck 325-323 BC. Head of Herakles right in lionskin / Zeus seated left with eagle & scepter; BAI monogram left, MI monogram under throne. Müller 1302. Price 3229.


jdholds
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm8 viewsstruck by Peithon in the name of Alexander III
Babylon
315-311 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter
monogram in wreath: (HYP); monogram under throne: (XA)
AΛEΞANΔPOY
BAΣIΛEΩΣ
Price 3723
17,10g

ex Gitbud-Naumann
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - AR tetradrachm5 viewsMytilene
c. 188-170 BC
head of young Heracles in lionskin right
Zeus seated left, leaning on scepter, holding eagle; lyre left
AΛEΞANΔPOY
monogram / Δ
Price 1718
ex Dionysos
Johny SYSEL
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Alexander III - Philip III75 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III - Philip III
AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 17.13g)
Circa 324/3-320 BC
Arados mint. Struck under Menes or Laomedon.

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

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

Price 3309; Duyrat group IV, series 1.
Salaethus
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Alexander III 336 - 323 B.C.20 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, the Great, 336 - 323 B.C. Ae 11.7~12.1mm. 1.67g. Obv: Herakles head in lionskin headdress. Rev: AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡOY, bow and bowcase above, club and monogram below.ddwau
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ALEXANDER III AE Half Unit, Price 3162, Macedonian helmet44 viewsOBV: Gorgoneion in the center of a Macedonian shield
REV: Macedonian helmet; caduceus and NK monogram flanking below (Struck under Nikokreon)
4.9g, 15mm

Minted at Salamis, Cyprus, 323-315 BC
Legatus
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Alexander III AR Drachm 119 viewsKings of Macedon Alexander III the Great, 336-323 BC

Head of Herakles in lion skin facing right

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

Price 2148; Thompson DM 260; Newell 49.

3.97g

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

Some encrustations remain around Zeus

Sold Forum Auction May 2019
2 commentsJay GT4
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ALEXANDER III AR Drachm Price 1505, Zeus47 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress
REV: ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aetophoros seated left, holding eagle and sceptre. Forepart of Pegasos left in left field, X on W monogram beneath throne.


Minted at Abydos, 325-323 BC
Legatus
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Alexander III AR Drachm, Teos Mint, 310-301 BC42 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles in lionskin headdress
REV: Zeus seated left with right knee raised, holding eagle in right hand and sceptre in left. ALEXANDROU written vertically to right of sceptre. Monograms HDelta in left field below eagle and O looped inside the letter PI below the throne.

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

diam 17 mm, wt 4.00 gm
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander III AR Hemiobol26 viewsKingdom of Macedon, Alexander III 'the Great' AR Hemiobol. Uncertain Eastern mint, circa 325-300 BC. 0.56g, 9mm
O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
R: Bow, quiver and club; monogram in field.
- Cf. Price 4013-4014.
Nemonater
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Alexander III AR Tetradrachm69 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right in lion's skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre; in left field, monogram and aplustre; beneath throne, amphora; in right field, inscription ALEXANDROU.
Mint: Amphipolis
Date: 315 - 294 BC
Weight: 17.00g
Ref: Price 4680
1 commentsoa
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Alexander III Drachm95 viewsOBV: Herakles' head right, clad in lion-skin head-dress.
REV: "ALEXANDROU", Zeus enthroned left, eagle in
extended right, scepter in left, "MU" monogram
within wreath left, head wearing Phrygian hat
below throne.

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

7 commentsgoldenancients
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Alexander III of Macedon Babylon Mint, 315-311 BC44 viewsTetradrachm minted in Babylon, probably under Peithon.
Head of Herakles in Lionskin Headdress/ Zeus Aetophoros on Reverse, MTP in wreath in left field, PiDT monogram in circle below throne. BASILEUW below, ALEXANDROY to right.

Price 3733 (ref.Wildwinds), 16.6 grms
1 commentsdaverino
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Alexander III of Macedon, 336-323 BC - Signed Die10 viewsAR Drachm (16mm, 4.26 g)
Grade Ch VF*; Strike 5/5; Surface 4/5: Price 2090A
Obv.: Head of Heracles right, wearing lion skin headdress, K on skin behind ear
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔPOY, Zeus seated left, holding scepter and eagle; monogram in left field.
This drachm is a lifetime issue from Miletos, circa 325-323 BC. It is signed by the artist who placed a "K" on the lion skin headdress behind Alexander's ear. Extremely Rare. Only two specimens noted in ADM I (both in the ANS collection) and three specimens shown in acsearch.

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

Because this coin is so rare you can actually follow it from auction to auction and for at least the last three times it sold it got cheaper each time. I may have to pay to sell it the next time :>)
Richard M10
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Alexander III Silver Drachm56 viewsAlexander III King of Macedon
Silver drachm 4.3 gram
Obverse: Bust Right
Reverse: Zeus on throne _7500 sold

Alexander III AR Tetradrachm. 328-320 BC, Arados Mint. Head of Herakles right in lionskin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, holding eagle, S in left field, AR monogram beneath throne. SOLD
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander III Tetradrachm Pella Mint41 viewsOBV: Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion's skin headdress.
REV: ALEXANDROU
Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and sceptre in left
hand; Phrygian helmet in left field with crossed palm branches
above, monogram under throne, and exergue.
Price 629; Müller 233. ANACS # 4684706
ca. 275-270 B.C.
Pella Mint
2 commentsgoldenancients
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Alexander III the Great319 viewsSilver Drachm
Sardes Mint, c. 334-323 BC
16mm, 4.28g
Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev: Zeus seated left; monogram below throne.
Price 2558; Mueller 525
7 commentsmihali84
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Alexander III the Great - Tetradrachm - Amphipolis, Macedon43 viewsDate: 336-323 BC (lifetime)
Size: 24 mm
Weight: 17.2 g
Obv: Head of Herakles wearing lion's scalp right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left, legs open, ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ to right; club and monogram in left field
Price 70
Viriathus
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Alexander III The Great Lifetime Issue Drachm ! Signed by the artist 124 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, 336 - 323 B.C.




Silver drachm, Price 2090A, ADM I 80 (same dies), VF, 4.214g, 16.0mm, 0o, Miletos mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck, K on lion's jaw behind Herakles' ear; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, right leg forward, feet on footstool, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, monogram before;

EX; FORVM Ancient Coins ' Shop.


Lifetime Issue! Signed by the artist!(?) The K behind Herakles ear had traditionally been identified as the signature of the artist. Matt Kreuzer, however, believes the K (the Greek numeral 20) was used c. 325 B.C. to introduce the Attic drachm to Miletos by indicating either that 20 of these was equal to a gold stater, or that one of these drachm was equal to 20 of the 3 to 4 gram bronzes circulating at the time.


*With my sincere thank and appreciation , Photo and Description courtesy of FORVM Ancient Coins Staff.

**This coin is considered as Best of The Type :
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-108526


From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Alexander III The Great, drachm; Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, Price 195934 viewsAlexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Silver drachm, Price 1959, SNG Cop 965, VF/F, Magnesia ad Maeandrum mint, 3.889g, 17.0mm, 0o, posthumous, c. 319 - 305 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse “ALEXANDROU”, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, right leg drawn back, “PA” monogram right, AT monogram under throne, B outer right (off-flan). Ex FORVMPodiceps
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Lifetime Issue108 viewsSilver drachm, Price 2553, VF, 4.297g, 16.4mm, 0o, Lydia, Sardes mint, c. 334 - 323 B.C. Lifetime Issue; Obverse: Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; Reverse: BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, scepter in left, EYE monogram left, rose under throne. Ex FORVM.

Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon (356-323 BC)

"Alexander III of Macedon, better known as Alexander the Great, single-handedly changed the entire nature of the ancient world in little more than ten years.

Born in the northern Greek kingdom of Macedonia in 356 BC, to Philip II and his formidable wife Olympias, Alexander was educated by the philosopher Aristotle. Following his father's assassination in 336 BC, he inherited a powerful yet volatile kingdom, which he had to secure - along with the rest of the Greek city states - before he could set out to conquer the massive Persian Empire, in revenge for Persia's earlier attempts to conquer Greece.

Against overwhelming odds, he led his army to victories across the Persian territories of Asia Minor, Syria and Egypt without incurring a single defeat. With his greatest victory at the Battle of Gaugamela, in what is now northern Iraq, in 331 BC, the young king of Macedonia, leader of the Greeks, Overlord of Asia Minor and Pharaoh of Egypt also became Great King of Persia at the age of 25.

Over the next eight years, in his capacity as king, commander, politician, scholar and explorer, Alexander led his army a further 11,000 miles, founding over 70 cities and creating an empire that stretched across three continents and covered some two million square miles.

The entire area from Greece in the west, north to the Danube, south into Egypt and as far east as the Indian Punjab, was linked together in a vast international network of trade and commerce. This was united by a common Greek language and culture, whilst the king himself adopted foreign customs in order to rule his millions of ethnically diverse subjects.

Primarily a soldier, Alexander was an acknowledged military genius who always led by example, although his belief in his own indestructibility meant he was often reckless with his own life and that of those he expected to follow him. The fact that his army only refused to do so once, in the 13 years of a reign during which there was constant fighting, indicates the loyalty he inspired.

Following his death in 323 BC at the age of only 32, his empire was torn apart in the power struggles of his successors. Yet Alexander's mythical status rapidly reached epic proportions and inspired individuals as diverse as Julius Caesar, Cleopatra, Louis XIV and Napoleon.

He continues to be portrayed according to the bias of those interpreting his achievements. He is either Alexander the Great or Iskander the Accursed, chivalrous knight or bloody monster, benign multi-culturalist or racist imperialist - but above all he is fully deserving of his description as 'the most significant secular individual in history'."

By Dr. Joann Fletcher
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/alexander_the_great.shtml

"When Alexander saw the breadth of his domain, he wept for there were no more worlds to conquer."--attributed to Plutarch, The Moralia.
http://www.pothos.org/alexander.asp?paraID=96

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Ancient Counterfeit42 viewsFouree silver plated didrachm, cf. Price 3603 (official, Babylon mint, 325 -323 B.C., very rare), F, plating breaks, 4.936g, 17.2mm, 270o, obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse ALEXAND[POY], Zeus seated left, legs uncrossed, holding eagle and scepter; M in left field, monogram below throneCaffaro
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies) 169 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:- ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, monogram and M below throne;
Price 3599 (same dies), Müller 67, 17.206g, 25.9mm, 255o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
EF, obverse off-center;

Dies by 'The Alexander Dekadrachm Master'. From the same highly-skilled hand as the famous dekadrachms, including Price 3598, with which this shares all symbols and their arrangement. A massive issue of coinage was struck for the mass-weddings of the soldiers of Alexander the Great to Persian women, and their subsequent return to Macedonia. The best style of the lengthy issue of Alexander coinage
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies)97 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:- ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, monogram and M below throne;
Price 3599 (same dies), Müller 67, 17.206g, 25.9mm, 255o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
EF, obverse off-center;

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

Ex-Forum

Old coin - new photo.

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2 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue, Silver tetradrachm, Price 3599 (same dies)54 viewsSilver tetradrachm
Obv:- Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:- ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, monogram and M below throne;
Price 3599 (same dies), Müller 67, 17.206g, 25.9mm, 255o, Babylon mint, lifetime issue, c. 325 - 323 B.C.;
EF, obverse off-center;

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

Ex-Forum

Updated image using new photography setup.
maridvnvm
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Alexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C., Lifetime Issue. Ionia, Miletos mint.33 viewsSilver Drachm, Müller Alexander 763; SNG Cop 895; SNG Alpha Bank 629; SNG Saroglos 771; SNG München - ; Price 2090, Choice good Very Fine , as found Superb Fine Style, toned, centered, bumps and marks, Ionia, Miletos mint, weight 4.004g, maximum diameter 18.0mm, die axis 0o, struck between 325 - 323 B.C.,.
Obverse ; head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, clad in Nemean Lion scalp headdress tied at neck.
Reverse ; AΛEΞAN∆POY ( means " Of Alexander " in Ancient Greek ), Zeus seated left on throne without back, nude to the waist, himation around hips and legs, feet on footstool, right leg forward, eagle in extended right hand, long scepter topped with lotus vertical behind in left hand, ∆H monogram left.


*Lifetime issue. This coin was issued during the lifetime and rule of Alexander the Great. Most Alexander coins were issued after his death.

*Alexander the great believed if the world ruled by one king or leader , will be better for all.
Alexander the great was considered a god after his death.



FORVM Ancient Coins. / From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
3 commentsSam
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC11 viewsSilver Drachm; Miletos, 325-323 BC. Struck under Philoxenos..
4,05 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field.
Price 2090.
_3545
Antonivs Protti
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ALEXANDER III THE GREAT. 336-323 BC8 viewsSilver Drachm; Miletos, 325-323 BC. Struck under Philoxenos..
4,05 g. 17 mm.
Obv: Youthful head of Heracles right, wearing lion’s skin.
Rev: AΛEΞANΔPOY; Zeus seated left holding eagle and scepter, monogram in left field.
Price 2090.
_3545
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander III | Athena, Lysimachos * Thrace, AR Tetradrachm, Lampsakos, ca. 323-281 BC.206 views
Alexander III | Athena, Lysimachos * Silver Tetradrachm

Obv: Diademed head of Alexander III with horn of Ammon.
Rev: Helmeted Athena enthroned left holding Nike in outstretched right hand, left arm resting on shield, ΒAΣIΛEΩΣ in right field, LYΣIMAXOY in left field. Monogram inner left, below Nike.; crescent below exergual line.

Exergue: Crescent

Mint: Lampsakos
Struck: 301-299 BC.

Size: 30.055 mm.
Weight: 15.07 gms.
Die axis: 0°

Condition: In very fine condition, bright, clear, sharp images on each side, superb relief, well centered and nicely struck.

Holed and plugged.

Refs:*
Sear Greek Coins and their Values, (SG) Number, 6814

Status: TCJH, Private Collection.
4 commentsTiathena
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Alexander III ‘the Great’23 views3rd – 2nd Century B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.21 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter; Monogram, crescent at left; monogram under throne; Blundered AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right

Barbarous Imitation
Jaimelai
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Alexander III ‘the Great’93 viewsAlexander III ‘the Great’ AR Drachm (18mm 4.24g) Sardes mint. Lifetime issue, circa 334/25-323 BC.
O: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin R: Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; torch in left field, monogram below throne. Price 2567.
1 commentsNemonater
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Alexander III “The Great” AR Drachm, Miletos mint.47 viewsKings of Macedon, 18mm 4.15g Posthumous issue 310-301 BC.
O: Head Herakles r. in lionskin.
R: Zeus enthroned l., one foot back, holding eagle and sceptre, ALEXANDROU (partial, at edge of flan) to r, Miletos monogram in l. field, XE monogram beneath throne.
SG6730-31v(letters, monogram),Price 2151v(second monogram). _6830
1 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos 323-320 BC29 viewsAR drachm, 16.6mm, 4.28g, Nice EF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / [AΛ]EΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, feet spread wide and resting on stool. Dolphin swimming downwards in left field, ΔY monogram below throne.
Price -, Müller -; Thompson II, 79, series IV
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos 328-323 BC91 viewsAR drachm, 17.8mm, 4.3g, Choice VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left, holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward. Pegasus forepart in left field, monogram below throne. Lifetime issue.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1505b, Müller 610; Thompson 44, series II
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Abydos mint, 328-323 BC46 viewsAR drachm, 16.8mm, 4.24g, aEF/gVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion's skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, feet forward resting on stool. Pegasus forepart in left field, monogram below strut under throne. Lifetime issue.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 1505a; Müller 610; Thompson 39v, series II
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Ake 308-307 BC68 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 27.3mm, 17.12g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, right leg drawn back. Intricate date monogram in left field.
Ex: Forvm Ancient Coins
Price 3297
2 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis 315-294 BC57 viewsAR tetradrachm, 27.9mm, 17.24g, Ch EF
Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, Λ over torch in left field, monogram below throne.
Price 447c; Müller 37.
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Amphipolis mint, 315-294 BC36 viewsAR 4Dr., 27.2mm, 17.26g, aEF
Head of Herakles wearing lion skin knotted at neck / AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed, Λ over torch in left field, YE monogram under throne.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Consigned to Forvm
Price 465; Müller 34
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Arados mint, 311-300 BC41 viewsAR 4dr, 25.9mm, 16.72g, aEF
Head of Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and sceptre, legs crossed. Anchor and monogram in left field, Π under throne. Scarce issue of Seleukos I.
Price 3349; Müller 1504
Consigned to Forvm
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Sardes 324-323 BC61 viewsAR drachm, 16.6mm, 4.23g, gVF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin headdress / AΛEΞANΔPO[Y] Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward resting on stool. IoP erased from die in left field, rose below throne. Lifetime issue.
Ex: Glenn W. Woods
Price 2570; Thompson 83a, series X
Note: Reason for erasure of the monogram in the left field for this die is not known.
Lawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, 336-323 BC; Tarsos 323-317 BC54 viewsSilver tetradrachm, 28.3mm, 17.09g, VF
Head Herakles right wearing lion skin knotted at neck / BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛEΞANΔPOY Zeus seated left holding eagle and sceptre, both feet forward resting on stool. Nike bearing wreath in left field, ATI monogram below throne. Cabinet toned.
Ex: Harlan Berk
Price 3038a, this also same as cover coin on Price dust jacket.
1 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
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Alexander III, AR drachm, 336-323 BCE65 viewsAR drachm of Alexander III “The Great”, 17 mm, 4.13 grams, seemingly lifetime issue (336–323 BCE), however, dated 323 -317 BCE. Lampsacus mint.

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

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

Added to collection: June 5, 2005
Daniel Friedman
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Alexander III, AR Drachm.12 viewsAlexander III, Lampasacus mint. 310-301 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles clad in lionskin facing right.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned with eagle and sceptre. Monogram.
CANTANATRIX
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Alexander III, AR Drachm.13 viewsAlexander III, Lampasacus mint. 310-301 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles clad in lionskin facing right.
Reverse: Zeus enthroned with eagle and sceptre. Monogram.
CANTANATRIX
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Alexander III, drachm, Price 156033 viewsAlexander III The Great, Macedonian Kingdom, 336 - 323 B.C. Silver drachm, Price 1560, SNG Cop 972, nice VF, Troas, Abydus? mint, 4.229g, 17.4mm, 0o, posthumous, c. 310 - 301 B.C.; obverse Herakles' head right, clad in Nemean lion scalp headdress tied at neck; reverse “ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ”, Zeus enthroned left, eagle in right, long vertical scepter in left, right leg drawn back, ME monogram left, ivy leaf under throne. Price attributes this coin to Abydus but notes that the attribution can be made "only with caution." ex FORVMPodiceps
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Alexander III, macedonian shield/helmet, Sardis55 viewsMacedonian Kings, Alexander III, The Great, 336-323 BC. AE 15mm (3.41 gm). Sardis mint. Cf. Price 2614 (unlisted monogram)

Obv.: Macedonian shield with kerykeion.
Rev.: Macedonian helmet; in between, B-A, below, monogram; to the right, rose; to the left kerykeion.
2 commentsSteff V
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Alexander III, tetradrachm, Tyre247 views28mm, 17.1g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion-skin head dress right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, monograms
Price 3534, Müller 1592

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

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

Lisandro III de Macedonia,
Lisandro Magano
(greco: Ἀλέξανδρος Γ' ὁ Μακεδών, Aléxandros trίtos ho Makedόn)
Re de Macedonia,
Egemone de la Liga elenica,
Faraon d'Egito,
Re dei Re.
SOLD
2 commentsAntonio Protti
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Alexander III, The Great, King of Macedon 336-323 BC. Silver Tetradrachm88 viewsPrice 3725a
struck betweem 317-311 DC. BABYLON mint,

Obverse: Head of Hercules right wearing lion skin headdress knotted at the base of neck
Reverse: ALEXANDROU behind Zeus enthroned left holding eagle & sceptre, XA monogram before on left field, monogram MYP in wreath beneath throne
17.1 gram _20800 Sold
2 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm of Arados15 viewsMacedon, Alexander III. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (17.14 gm) of Arados, Attic stdd., 324-320 BC. Head of Herakles clad in lion skin headdress, r. / Zeus Aetophoros enthroned l., holding sceptre and eagle. ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, ΣΩ in left field, ΑΡ (civic) monogram under throne. VF. SNG Cop 2 #800; ACNAC Dewing 1065 (same dies, rev. die engraved with only Σ in l. field); Duyrat group IV, series 6 #402 (D77/R156); HGC 3.1 #910n; Muller pg. 297 (plate XIX #1363); Price 3321; Rouvier 51; SNG Alpha Bank 671 corr. (Σꭥ). 1 commentsAnaximander
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ALEXANDER III. DER GROSSE (336 - 323) KöNIGREICH MAKEDONIEN Griechenland 34 viewsDrachme, ca. 310-301, Abydos.
Vs.: Kopf des jugendlichen Herakles im Löwenskalp rechts.
Rs: ALEXANDROU. Zeus mit Adler und Szepter auf Thron nach links sitzend, im Feld links Monogramm, unter dem Thron Efeublatt.
3,66 g. 16,5 mm. Price: 1527 _2866
Antonivs Protti
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Alexander Price 3836 Obverse8 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis R
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Alexander Price 3836 Obverse16 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.1 commentsLuis R
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Alexander Price 3836 Reverse11 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis R
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Alexander Price 3836 Reverse9 viewsPrice 3836 Alexander the Great tetradrachm: Susa mint, circa 320-325 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress / BASILEWS ALEXANDROU, Zeus Aëtophoros left, holding eagle and sceptre; monogram under throne. Very Rare. Both have similar style.Luis R
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Alexander the Great64 viewsAlexander III "The Great". 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm, struck circa 325-323 BC.
Obverse: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress.
Reverse: Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand, sceptre in left; grapes and M before, monogram below throne.
Price 3641b (same obverse die); Müller 692. 26mm, 16.62 g. Babylon mint.
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Alexander the Great37 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.11 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, mintmaster's monogram AH (or ΔH) to left,
AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Miletos mint, 325-323 B.C.
Price 2090; Müller 763.

Ex R.J. O'Hara (this coin featured on his most excellent webpage: http://rjohara.net/coins/alexander-lifetime/ Coin No. RJO 103)
Jaimelai
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Alexander the Great38 views336-323 B.C.
Silver Drachm
3.90 gm, 17 mm
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding large eagle and scepter, forepart of Pegasus at left with monogram A Ξ above, cross strut under throne,
AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Abydos mint, 328-323 B.C.
Price 1506; Müller 609

Interesting note: This coin was previously purchased from B.A. Seaby, Ltd., London, on 9-12-63 for $2.10.
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great32 views294-260 B.C.
Silver Drachm
4.08 gm, 18 mm
Obv.: Head of Alexander as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress
Rev.: Zeus enthroned left holding eagle and scepter, city monogram MI to left, AΛEΞANΔΡOΥ to right
Miletos mint, 294-260 B.C.
Price 2151; Müller 1057.

Ex R.J. O'Hara (this coin featured on his most excellent webpage: http://rjohara.net/coins/alexander-posthumous/ Coin No. RJO 104)
1 commentsJaimelai
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Alexander the Great48 viewsCNG description:

KINGS of MACEDON. Alexander III ‘the Great’. 336-323 BC. AR Tetradrachm (25.5mm, 17.19 g, 11h). Babylon mint. Struck under Stamenes or Archon, circa 324/3 BC. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin / Zeus Aëtophoros seated left; in left field, horizontal ear above M; monogram below throne. Price 3611 corr. (symbol). Good VF, lightly toned, slight die shift on obverse, reverse a little off center. Ex CNG.
4 commentsMolinari
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Alexander The Great Silver Tetradrachm43 viewsPella Mint, 285/275 B.C., 29 mm
Obv: Head of Herakles
Rev: Zeus with eagle, monograms K M
Ref: Price Cat. # 563 of The British Museum
1 commentsJean Paul D
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Alexander the Great ( or Alexander III ) Tetradrachm Lifetime Issue. 138 viewsAncient Greek / Alexander the Great (336 - 323) BC Tetradrachm

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

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

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


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

References : Müller 703, Price 3624*.

The Sam Mansourati Collection.


Sam
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Alexander the Great (336 - 323) BC ( or Alexander III ) Tetradrachm Lifetime Issue.47 viewsObverse : head of Alexander the Great as Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck.

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

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


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

References : Müller 703, Price 3624*.

EX The Sam Mansourati Collection.

Jovan Lee Delavega Ancient Coins Collection.
Jovan D
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Alexander the Great * Macedonia, 337 to 323 BC. Bronze drachm154 views
Obv: Alexander III guised as Herakles in lion skin headdress, right-facing, enclosed within ornamental dotted circle.
Rev: (Top to bottom) * Lighting bolt, knotted Olive-branch club right-facing, AΛEXANΔΡ[OY], Unstrung bow in ornamented traveling/storage case, Monogram Δ.

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

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

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

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

Refs:*
Not found in Sear GCATV.
Sear 6739, is an Æ 20. Partially descriptive.
4 commentsTiathena
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Alexander the Great - hemiobol (?) minted in Phoenicia15 viewsObv.: head of young Heracles right
Rev.: AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus enthroned left holding sceptre and eagle ; to the left, monogram AP
9 mm
Ginolerhino
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Alexander the Great - Tetradrachm of Sardis24 viewsHead of young Heracles right
AΛEΞANΔPOY , Zeus seated left holding eagle ; in field to left star and monogram
Ginolerhino
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Alexander the Great AR Drachm. Kolophon Mint11 viewsAlexander the Great AR Drachm. Kolophon Mint,
310-301 BC. Head of Hercules right in lionskin /
ALEXANDROU, Zeus seated left, holding eagle &
scepter, legs crossed, K monogram before, F below.
Coin #608
cars100
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Alexander the Great drachm45 viewsNK monogram and bee
lifetime issue, 334-323 BC
Sardes mint
Price 2576
1 commentsTibsi
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Alexander the Great, 336 - 323 BC39 viewsObv: Head of Herakles facing right, wearing lion's skin.

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

Silver Drachm, Kolophon mint, 336 - 323 BC

4.1 grams, 18 mm, 0°

GCV 6731
SPQR Coins
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Abydus, Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos31 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, MI monogram in left field, Ivy Leaf beneath throne
Minted in Abydus mint. circa 310-301 BC. Struck under Antigonos I Monophthalmos.
Reference:– Price 1527. Müller 254. Thomson ADM II series XIV, 247-65.
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver drachm, Colophon 39 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, K in left field, F throne
Minted in Colophon mint. c. 310-301 BC
Reference:– Price cf 1823 (K monogram / F). Müller -
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Alexander III, silver tetradrachm, Marathus 80 viewsObv:– Head of (Alexander the Great as) Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress knotted at base of neck
Rev:– BASILEOS ALEXANDPOY, Zeus seated left, holding eagle in right hand and scepter in left, Anchor, EP monogram in left field, HD monogram beneath throne
Minted in Marathus mint.c. 323-300 BC
Reference:– Price 3438.

ex Coincraft, London
3 commentsmaridvnvm
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Alexander the Great, Amphipolis, Thrace, c. 315 - 394 B.C.92 viewsSilver tetradrachm, Price 490, choice VF, 16.96g, 26.5mm, 90o, Amphipolis mint, c. 315 - 394 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right wearing lion head headdress; reverse ALEXANDROU, Zeus enthroned left holding eagle in right and scepter in left, L and torch left, OK monogram below; bold well centered strikesalem
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Alexander The great, Mesembria, tetradrachm81 viewsKings of Macedon. Alexander III. "the Great" (336-323 BC). AR Tetradrachm (29 mm, 16.74 g). Civic issue, Mesembria mint, c. 250-187 BC.
Obv. Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin right.
Rev. BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, rev: Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; to left, corinthian helmet above monogram.
Price p. 182, 992 var. (slightly different monogram).
ex Auctiones eAuction #10, Lot 12
2 commentsareich
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Alexander the Great, plated tetradrachm, imitating one of Pella mint73 views28mm, 10.97g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter, Macedonian helm to left, monogram below throne
seems to match most closely Price 625 but the monogram seems to have only two cross bars instead of three
ex Gitbud & Naumann
CLICK picture for a larger, sharper version
areich
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Alexander the Great, Sear 6730v, Magnesia ad Maenadrum55 viewsObv: Head of Herakles right, clad in lion headress
Rev: ALEXANDROU right, Monogram in front
Zeus seated left on throne holding eagle and scepter with right leg drawn back.
Exe: AT under throne
Date: 319-305 BC
Denom: Silver Drachm
Bluefish
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Alexander the Great, silver tetradrachm, Mesembria 37 viewsObv:- Head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion-scalp headdress
Rev:- ΑΛΕΞΑΝ∆ΡΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ, Zeus seated left, right leg drawn back, eagle in extended right, long scepter vertical behind in left, Corinthian helmet right over ΠΑ monogram in inner left field under arm;
Minted in Mesembria c. 275 - 225 B.C.
References:- Karayotov p. 80 and pl. VII, 41 (O7/R18); Price 992; Müller 436
17.000g, 31.6mm, 180o

Ex- Forvm Ancient Coins
maridvnvm
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Alexander the Great: club with bow in case25 viewsMacedonian Kingdom, Alexander III, ca. 300 BC, 19mm, 6.7g. Obverse: bust of Heracles wearing a lion sking right. Reverse: club with bow in case below - ALEXANDROU between, monogram at top. SG 6739. ex areich, photo credit areich

Podiceps
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Alexander Zabinas - SG 712838 viewsSeleukid Kingdom
AE21, 128-123 BC
Obverse: Head right, clad in lion skin headdress.
Reverse:BASILEWS ALEXANDPOY, Nike advancing left with wreath and palm. Monogram left.
21mm, 9.0 gm.
Sear Greek 7128; BMC, Seleucid Kings of Syria, pg 83 and plate XXII, #10
Jerome Holderman
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Alexander, Tet, Mesembria39 viewsMesembria, ca. 150-125 BC
31 mm, 16.25 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter;Corinthian helmet and ΔA to left, ΓOP monogram below throne
(Price 1062)
areich
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Alexander, tetradrachm, Amphipolis, Price 8346 viewsAmphipolis mint, 336-323 BC
28x25 mm, 17.10 g
obv: head of Herakles wearing lion skin right
rev: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus enthroned left, holding eagle and scepter; to left, TE monogram
Zeus seated left, holding spear and eagle
Price 83
areich
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Alexandre III de Macédoine (de 336 à 323 av. J.-C.)12 viewsTétradrachme d'Alexandre III de Macédoine
(Alexandre le Grand)
frappé à Sidé en Pamphylie
non daté (approximativement entre 325-320 avant JC)
16,96g
27mm
PRICE 2951
MUELLER 217 Dium en Pieriae

Avers anépigraphe, tête d'Héraklès (Hercule) à droite, coiffée de la léonté.
Revers, Zeus (Jupiter) aétophore (porteur d'aigle) assis à gauche sur un trône avec dossier, les jambes parallèles, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, tenant un aigle posé sur sa main droite et un long sceptre bouleté de la gauche. ΔI dans le champ gauche. Un monogramme sous le siège.
AΛEΞANΔPOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ
ALEXANDROU BASILEWS
Alexandre roi
PYL
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Alexandria Troas . 3rd-2nd Century BC. AE16mm18 viewsAlexandria Troas . 3rd-2nd Century BC.

Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right with long curl.

Rev. ALEXAN above horse grazing left, monogram beneath, thunderbolt in exergue.

Ref. Sear 4028.
Lee S
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Alexandria Troas, c. 3rd - 2nd Century B.C.36 viewsObverse : laureate head Apollo right.
Reverse : AΛEΞA , horse grazing left, monogram and thunderbolt beneath.
Alexandria Troas mint.
aVF , Bronze , SGCV II 4028.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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Alexandria, Troas, AE16; Apollo/ Horse feeding r.; Obv cm lyre6 viewsTroas, Alexandria, 300 B.C. 16.3mm, 4.19g. Head of Apollo laureate r.; countermark: lyre, ΑΛΕΞΑΝHorse feeding r., below, monogram. BMC 9, 5. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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Alexandria, Troas, AE17; Apollo/ ΑΛΕΞAN Horse feeding left10 viewsTroas, Alexandria, 300 B.C. 17.0mm, 3.93g. Head of Apollo laureate right; ΑΛΕΞAN Horse feeding left, below, monogram. BMC 10, 18. Ex Gerhard RohdePodiceps
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ALEXIUS I AE Tetarteron SR- Unlisted DOC 41314 viewsMonogram of Alexius. Rev Bust of Emperor wearing stemma divitision and jewelled loros of traditional type holds in r. hand jewlled sceptre and in l. gl. cr. 15/17mm

VERY RARE!- Only one known in a major collection located in Istanbul Turkey. DOC mentions and includes the type in the catalog but does not have one in inventory. A key piece for this collection.
1 commentsSimon
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AMISOS - Pontos21 viewsAMISOS - Pontos, AE20, Minted c. 85-65 BC. Obv.: Aegis with head of gorgoneion facing in centre. Rev.: ΑΜΙ-ΣΟΥ, Nike walking right, holding palm tied with fillet over left shoulder; monograms left and right; right monogram looks like M inside Alpha. SNG BMC Black Sea 1188, Sear 3642.dpaul7
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AMISOS - Pontos22 viewsAMISOS -- Pontos, AE20, Minted c. 85-65 BC. Obv.: Aegis with head of gorgoneion facing in centre. Rev.: ΑΜΙ-ΣΟΥ, Nike walking right, holding palm tied with fillet over left shoulder; monograms left and right; left monogram looks like M inside DELTA, T attached. . SNG BMC Black Sea 1187, Sear 3642.dpaul7
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AMISOS - Pontos23 viewsAMISOS - Pontos, AE17. Head of young Ares right / ΑΜΙ-ΣΟΥ, sword in sheath, star & crescent moon in upper left, IB in upper right, PLK-K monogram in lower left. Reference: SNGBMC 1162 dpaul7
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Amisos in Pontos, AE 20 120-80 BC10 viewsReference.
RegGen 24. (p.53); SNGBMC 1209

Obv.
head of Dionysos right

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

with monograms

8.84 gr
20 mm
okidoki
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Amisos, Pontos53 viewsLate 2nd-Early 1st Century B.C.
Bronze AE20
7.89 gm, 20 mm
Obv.: Head of young Ares right wearing crested helmet
Rev.: Sword in sheath; AMI-ΣOY across field, star above cresent moon in upper left field, IB in upper right field, PΠMK monogram in lower left
SNG Black Sea 1162;
BMC 13, p.17, 47;
Sear 3643v
Jaimelai
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Amisos, Pontos85 views85-65 B.C.
Bronze AE19
7.90 gm, 19 mm
Obv.: Aegis with Gorgon at the center
Rev.: Nike wearing talaric chiton with diplois, advancing right;
on left shoulder, filleted palm supported by both hands.
AMI-ΣOY across field,
monograms to left and right