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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla -Aegis denarius1196 viewsRome, Circa 207,
RIC 165 (R2) ; Cohen 527 (40 fr.) ; BMC p. 258 note.
Much more rare than RIC and Cohen consider !!!
Of the Highest rarity !
Collection Frédéric Weber
19 commentsfrederic W
(38 votes)
GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI Philometor772 viewsSilver Tetradrachm
Alexandria mint
Struck c. 170-164 B.C.
27mm 14.2g
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis.
Rev: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt.

Svoronos 1489; SNG Copenhagen 265

8 commentsmihali84
(37 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, L. Papius. Denarius, 79 B.C.1004 viewsObv: Head of Juno Sospita right, clad in goat's skin, control-symbol behind head.
Rev: Gryphon leaping right, control-symbol below, L PAPI in exergue.
RSC Papia 1 | CRR 733 | RCV I : 311.
11 commentsthe_Apostate
(29 votes)
Roman Empire, Severus Alexander denarius425 viewsThis one I obtained about 15 years ago at the NYINC, located at the Twin Towers Marriot in those happier days. FDC coins of this emperor are not rare and this is one of those in my view. Appears to be RIC 250, but does not fit the description exactly. Probably a die variant only.
3 commentsjmuona
(24 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, OTHO, Denarius RIC 8807 viewsDenarius minted in Rome in 69 AD
IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, Bare head of Otho right
SECURITAS PR, Securitas standing left
3.50 gr
Ref : RIC # 8, RCV # 2162, Cohen #17
11 commentsPotator II
(24 votes)
Roman Empire, CLAUDIUS II Gothicus. Commemorative AE Posthumous Antoninianus of Mediolanum, struck 270 - 271.514 viewsDivus Claudius Gothicus
Radiate head right,
Altar, with flame above, divided in four squares with a dot inside of each square.
Base Antoninianus, traces of silvering (3.09g).
RIC Milan 264; Normanby 1141; Cunetio 2317; [Online RIC temp. #1272].
Quite possibly the finest known!
5 commentsOldMoney
(22 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, OCTAVIAN Denarius RIC 255405 viewsItalian mint, possibly Rome, 31-30 BC
Anepigraph, bare head of Octavian left
CAESAR - DIVI F, Victory standing right on globe, holding wreath
3.84 gr
Ref : HCRI # 408, RCV # 1552v, Cohen # 66, RIC # 255
8 commentsPotator II
(21 votes)
GREEK, Boeotia, Thebes AR stater (395-338 BC) 509 viewso/ Boeotian shield.
R/ Decorated amphora with two handles; ΚΑ-ΛΛΙ
12.25g. 22.06mm
SNG Cop 340
7 commentsAugustin Caron
(19 votes)
Thracia, Lampsakos, Lysimachos, Thompson 47579 viewsLysimachos, 323-281 BC
AR - tetradrachm, 28.8mm, 16.85g
struck in Lampsakos, 286-281 BC
obv. Head of Alexander the Great, wearing taenia and horn of Ammon
Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet, in long robe, std. l. on throne, l. arm resting on shield decorated with lion's-head, spear pointing downwards behind her r. shoulder, holding in outstretched r. hand winged Nike who is crowning the name with a wreath.
in l. Field monogram HP (ligate)
in ex. crescent with cavity l.
ref. Thompson 47; Müller 401; SNG Paris 2542
about EF, a small scratch before the crescent, wonderful style, a Hellenistic artwork! For sure one of the 5% most beautiful specimens of this type!
ex Ancient Auction House (2003)
ex coll. Pete Burbules (2004)
ex coll. AlexB, Hongkong (2007)
ex Forum Ancient Coins (2008), thanks!
Now this gem has its place for some years at my home. Curious where it will go then!

According to Thompson Lampsakos was the biggest mint of Lysimachos in Asia Minor with c. 150 different obv. dies. When Amphipolis began about 288 BC its extensive coinage the issue from Lampsakos decreased.
13 commentsJochen
(19 votes)
Roman Empire, Julia Mamaea, Felicitas344 views IVLIA MA-MAEA AVG
Draped bust right

Felicitas standing left, leaning on column with legs crossed, holding caduceus

RIC 335, S 8209 Rome Mint (year 222-235)
Ar Denarius; 2.80g;19mm
8 commentsRobin Ayers
(18 votes)
074. Theodosius II, 402-450AD. AV Solidus.519 viewsAV Solidus. Constantinople mint. Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG - Three-quarters bust right, draped, cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXXS - Constantinopolis seated left, holding cross on globe and scepter, her left foot sits on the prow of a galley and at rear of her throne, a shield sits; in right field, a 'star'. Exe: CONOB : AD 430-440, RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce, page 259/ 4.48 g. Choice FDC.
15 commentsLordBest
(17 votes)
Elagabalus AV Stater427 viewsElagabalus & Rheskuporis II --AV Stater. Dated year 518 of the Bosporan Era (221/2 AD). Diademed and draped bust of Rhescuporis right; trident before / Laureate and draped bust of Elagabalus right; date below. MacDonald 561/1; Anokhin 638a; Frolova pg. 209 C/c 6 commentsfeatherz
(17 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Philip II, Tetradrachm, 323-315 BC 394 viewsPhilip II (359-336 BC), Tetradrachm, 14.31 g., 24 mm

O - Laureate head of Zeus r.
R - ΦΙΛΙΠΠOΥ / Π Horseman with palm r, flower.

Le Rider pl. 46, 3.

Provenance: Ex A.Tkalec AG, Auction 10/27/2011, Lot 58
7 commentsrobertpe
(16 votes)
GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 195-175 BC AE Trichalkon - Bopearachchi Series 5E453 viewsElephant head right, bell around neck / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY Caduceus, ΦΛΩ monogram to inner left
Bopearachchi Series 5E; SNG ANS 209-11; Mitchiner 108b; Sear 7533.
(25 mm, 12.28 g, 12h)
2 commentsLloyd T
(16 votes)
GREEK, Sicily, Messana AR Tetradrachm322 views(412–408 BC)
Obv.: Charioteer driving mule biga left, two dolphins nose to nose in exergue
Rev.: Hare leaping left over horizontal barley ear, dove flying left above, MESSANION in exergue.
Caltabiano 614 ; SNG ANS 378 ; SNG Copenhagen 404.
4 commentsMinos
(16 votes)
RGS, Julian the Apostate, AD 360-363518 viewsGold solidus, 22.1mm, 4.46g, EF
Struck at Antioch in Syria c. AD 362-3
FL CL IVLIA-NVS P F AVG, diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, with long beard / VIRTVS EXERCI-TVS ROMANORVM, helmeted soldier advancing right, head left, dragging captive with right and holding trophy over shoulder; ANT A in exergue. RCOA
Ex: Freeman & Sear
RIC 197 (citing a specimen at Vienna); Cohen 79 var
9 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
(16 votes)
GG, Antiochos Theos, 261-246 BC455 viewsGold stater, 18.46mm, 8.37g, EF
Struck before c. 250 BC under Diodotos I at Ai Khanoum(?) [Baktria] mint
Diademed middle-aged head of Diodotus I right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ANTIOXOY, naked Zeus striding left, aegis over extended left arm, about to hurl fulmen with raised right arm; eagle at feet, N inner left field. RCOA
Ex: Glenn Woods
Newell, ESM 713; Mitchner p. 39, 63
7 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
(16 votes)
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 14. Septimius Severus, HrHJ (2018) (plate coin)401 viewsSeptimius Severus, AD 193-211
AE 28, 12.83g, 27.58mm, 225°
struck under governor Ovinius Tertullus
obv. AV.K.L.C. - CEVHROC P
laureate head r.
Youthful unbearded Herakles, nude, stg. facing, head r., resting with r. hand
on his club, holding in l. hand his bow and lion-skin over l. arm
ref. a) not in AMNG:
obv. AMNG I/1, 1275
rev. AMNG I/1, 1276 var. (has NIKOPOLI)
b) not in Varbanov (engl.)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. (plate coin)
rare, EF+, superb green patina

Here Herakles seems to be prepared for starting his labors. One of my most beautiful Provincial coins!
11 commentsJochen
(15 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR, denarius730 viewsDenarius minted in Italy, c.49 BC
CAESAR, elephant walking rigth, trampling on snake
No legend, Simpulum, sprinkler, axe and apex
4.05 gr
Ref : HCRI # 9, RCV #1399, Cohen #49
19 commentsPotator II
(49 votes)
GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrios I, ca. 195-175 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1C692 viewsDiademed and draped bust of Demetrios right, wearing elephant skin head dress. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY (of King Demetrios). Herakles standing facing, crowning himself, holding club and lion skin; PK monogram to inner left
Bopearachchi Series 1C; SNG ANS 187; Mitchiner 103d; Qunduz 28-33; Sear 7526.
(33 mm,16.68 g, 12h)

At 33mm diameter this is a big coin, for an undoubtedly big man, despite him scoring only two sentences of mention in the surviving ancient written historical record.
16 commentsLloyd T
(42 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, HADRIANVS BRITANNICVS1184 viewsSestertius of Hadrian, AD 122. EXERC BRITANNICVS SC ("For the army of Britain, by order of the Senate") RIC 913. Coin currently in the British Museum Department of Coins and Medals (gallery 49, case 14).
Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS 111 PP ("Hadrian Augustus, three times consul, father of his country")
21 commentsPetitioncrown
(39 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Sextus Pompeius/Q. Nasidius412 viewsDenarius (grs 3,92 and 19 mm) from one of the admirals of Sextus Pompeius. Main hypot. for issuance : 44-43 BC in Massalia (other : mint moving with Sextus in Sicily around 40 BC).
Obverse: Head looking right of Cn. Pompeius Magnus ; bef. trident ; below, dolphin ; behind, NEPTUNI.
Reverse : galley sailing right ; above, star ; below, Q. NASIDIUS.
Crawford 483/2. Sydenham 1350. Sear (Imp.) 235. Babelon Pompeia 28 (p. 354, vol. 2).
Again (see the didrachm from Akragas) the clear advantage of concavity for the reverse (with no neg. impacts on the observe).
12 commentslabienus
(31 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero, Sestertius, AE Rome mint, struck 64 AD662 viewsNERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P laureate-headed bust right with aegis on left shoulder
AVGVSTI, POR OST, SC bird’s eye view of a the new Ostia harbor; at top pharos surmounted by a statue (light house); at bottom, reclining figure of Neptune left, holding rudder and dolphin
RIC 181, Cohen 33 (20 Fr.)

ex. Arthur Bally-Herzog collection

15 commentsdupondius
(30 votes)
Thracian Chersonese AR, Lion * Pentacle Hemiobol862 viewsThracian, Chersonese 480-350 BC.
Silver Hemiobol

Obv: Forepart of lion right, head reverted left, tongue protruding.
Rev: Quadripartite incuse square, pellet with ligate AΓ and Pentacle monograms.

Size: 14.10 x 13.4 mms.
Weight: 2.31 grams
Die Axis: 180°

Condition: Superb! Appears mint or near mint condition. I can’t imagine it looked much if at-all different the hour it was struck. Bright, clear, stunning luster, perfectly centered and well-struck in all areas on an excellent flan. Gorgeous coin which a mere photo cannot do justice.

Similar to: Sear Greek Coins and their Values (SG) Number sg1604/05
14 commentsTiathena
(28 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Lysimachos, 323-281 BC Thrace1302 viewsAR - Tetradrachm struck in Lampsakos, 286-281 BC
Obv. Head of Alexander the Great, wearing taenia and horn of Ammon
Rev. BASILEWS – LYSIMAXOY Athena, wearing Corinthian helmet, in long robe, seated facing left on throne, left arm resting on shield decorated with lion's-head, spear pointing downwards behind her right shoulder, holding in outstretched right hand winged Nike who is crowning the name with wreath. In left field monogram HP (ligate); in exergue, crescent with cavity left.
28.8mm, 16.85g
Ref. Thompson 47; Müller 401; SNG Paris 2542
23 commentsalexB
(78 votes)
GREEK, Anatolia, Kyme, c. 165 - 140 BC, AR Tetradrachm487 viewsObv:– Head of Amazon Kyme right.
Rev:– KYMAION eft, KALLIASH (Magistrate) in exe. Horse walking right, oinochoe below all contained in wreath
Minted in Kyme. c. 165 - 140 B.C.
Reference:– SNG Von Aulock 1636. Sng Cop 103
8 commentsmaridvnvm
(23 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, Postumia. C. Postumius, 74 BC, AR Denarius 277 viewsHead of Diana right, bow and quiver on shoulder. / Hound running right, hunting spear below; C POSTUMI in exergue with TA monogram below.
Sear (Millennium) 330; Seaby, Postumia 9 (Vol 1, p 83).
Spink & Son Ltd (London)
2 commentsLloyd T
(22 votes)
Ptolemy VI Philometor536 viewsSilver Tetradrachm
Alexandria mint
Struck c. 170-164 B.C.
27mm 14.2g
Obv: Diademed head of Ptolemy I right, wearing aegis.
Rev: PTOLEMAIOU BASILEWS, eagle standing left on thunderbolt.
Svoronos 1489; SNG Copenhagen 265
16 commentsmihali84
(20 votes)
GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Antimachos I, ca. 175-170 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Bopearachchi Series 1E681 viewsDiademed head of Antimachos right wearing kausia. / ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΘE[OY] ANTIMAXOY Poseidon standing facing, holding trident and palm branch, HA monogram in inner right field.
Bopearachchi Series 1E; SNG ANS 278 (monogram variant); Mitchiner 124a; Sear 7542.
(32 mm, 17.14 g, 12h)
Provenance, based on Bopearachchi: Freeman & Sear FPL 11, Spring/Summer 2006; ex- Muhammad Riaz Barber Coll.; ex- Peshawar bazaar (April 1996); ex-Kuliab Hoard (1996)

The Kuliab Hoard from which this coin derives was found in clandestine (1995/6) excavations on an ancient site in the vicinity of Kuliab, Tajikistan, 8-10 km from Qizil Mazar, in the valley of the Qizil Su, on the right bank of the Oxus. The inferred find site is located about 80 km northeast of the famed ancient site Ai Khanoum on the left bank of the Oxus, a key Greco-Bactrian foundation.

The hoard reputedly consisted of 800 coins of which 250 were described by Bopearachchi in his paper. The hoard, consisted dominantly of small denomination silver and contained coins from the time of Seleukos I down to the time of Eukratides I. Almost all the coins were of Bactrian origin. It appears to have been a savings hoard that was closed around 145 BC, probably co-incident with the invasion of nomadic peoples from the north.

The Kuliab Hoard represents one of the easternmost finds of Graeco-Bactrian coins, proof that Bactrian influence extended well into the western Himalayan Valleys of Tajikistan to the north northeast of Ai Khanoum.

Probably my finest tetradrachm - the male equivalent Mona Lisa of coinage!
11 commentsLloyd T
(35 votes)
Roman Empire, City Commemorative, Constantinopolis, RIC-543201 viewsConstantine I the Great (307-337) Commemorative Series Follis, Treveri (RIC-543)
Obv: Laureate and helmeted bust of Constantinopolis facing left. Legend around - CONSTANTINOPOLIS
Rev: Victory standing left on prow, holding spear and resting on shield. Legend below - TR • S
1 commentsSpongeBob
(17 votes)
Roman Empire, Titus RIC 1437 viewsAR Denarius
Rome Mint, 24 June-1 July 79 AD
RIC 1 (R), BMC 1, RSC 334a
Obv - IMP T CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - TR POT VIII COS VII; Male captive kneeling r., hands bound behind back, in front of trophy, consisting of helmet, cuirass, crossed swords (?), and round shield.
Mint state
7 commentsDavid Atherton
(17 votes)
GREEK, Attica, Athens, 465-454 BC, AR Tetradrachm421 viewsObv. Head of Athena to right, wearing crested Attic helmet adorned with three olive leaves and palmette, round earring and pearl necklace.
Rev. Owl standing right with head facing, ΑΘΕ to right, crescent and olive sprig to left; all within incuse square.
Mint: Attica, Athens, ca. 465-454 BC.

17.10g, 24mm, 10h.

Starr Group V.B.

Ex Roma Numismatics, E-Sale 19, 1. August 2015, lot 95
9 commentskc
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I AE3338 viewsAttribution: RIC VII 117,
Date: AD 320-321
AVG, laureate head r.
wreath with star at top,
TSEVI in exergue
Size: 18.5 mm
Weight: 3.0 grams
6 commentsNoah
(15 votes)
Seleukid Kingdom, Seleukos I, 312- 281 B.C., Babylonian double shekel563 views Silver double shekel, Houghton SC-88.2a, Newell ESM-263, SNG Cop -, gVF, 16.94g, 23.9mm, 315o, Babylon mint, c. 311-305 B.C.; obverse Ba'al seated left on diphros, holding scepter in right and resting left hand on seat, border of dots; reverse lion walking left on exergual line, horizontal anchor above, boarder of dots;6 commentssalem
(26 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Philip I Antioch Billon Tetradrachm632 viewsPhilip I Billon Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria. Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Eagle standing left, wreath in its beak, ANTIOXIA S C in exergue. Antioch Tetradrachm Prieur 448
9 commentsmwilson603
(25 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Agrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)1788 viewsAgrippina the Elder (ca. 14 B.C.-33 A.D)
Daughter of Julia and Marcus Agrippa, wife of Germanicus and mother of Emperor Caligula. The most beautiful woman of all Caesars in the most incredible condition. The finest known specimen orriginally from the Morreti Collection.
Obv. Posthumous portrait ordered by Caligula to commemorate his mother who had tragically died in exile. Rev.The carpentum drawn by two mules, the vehicle reserved for the use of the women of the imperial family in the city.
Cohen 1 ; RIC 42
25 commentsPetitioncrown
(74 votes)
GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy III Large Bronze570 viewsPtolemy III - ca 240BC - Alexandria - Drachm
Bronze - 43.1-43.9mm - 73.2gm - 11h
CHI/RHO monogram in eagle's legs
Svoronos 964, SNG Cop. 172
Not especially rare type, but always rare this nice. A real monster, too.
10 commentsPtolemAE
(22 votes)
GREEK, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 175-168 BC.286 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
5 commentsDino
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Septimius Severus397 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS - AR Tetradrachm - LAODICEE, 202-2115 commentsAlwin
(19 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - Quadrigatus/Didrachm338 viewsAnonymous. 225-212 BC. AR Quadrigatus (6.72 g, 3h). Uncertain mint. Laureate head of Janus, wearing slight beard, slightly wavy truncation / ROMA incuse on raised tablet in exergue, Jupiter, holding thunderbolt in right hand and scepter in left, in fast quadriga driven right by Victory. Crawford 30/1; Hersh, Quadrigatus -; Sydenham 64b var. (no slight beard); cf. Kestner 108 var. (same); cf. BMCRR Romano-Campanian 93; RSC 23.
11 commentscarthago
(27 votes)
Roman Empire, Titus, AE-As, RIC II 126, RIC-New 226, Roma.1449 views022 Titus (69-79 A.D. Caesar, 79-81 A.D. Augustus), AE-As, RIC II 126, RIC-New 226, Roma, GENI P R, S-C, Scarce!,
avers:- IMP-T-CAES-VESP-AVG-P-M-TR-P-COS-VIII, Laureat head left.
revers:- GENI-P-R, Genius standing left holding cornucopia and patera. S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 27-29mm, weight: 12,76g, axis:- h,
mint: , date: , ref: RIC-II-126, p-130, RIC-New-226, C-96,
18 commentsquadrans
(17 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Marcius Libo, AR Denarius, 148 B.C.821 views22 commentsRomaVictor
(40 votes)
RGA, Septimius Severus, AD 193-211394 viewsGold aureus, 20.5mm, 7.24g, aVF
Struck at Rome c. AD 210
SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head to right / P M TR P XVIII COS III P P, Victory advancing to right, head turned back, leading small captive by the hand, and holding trophy over shoulder. RCOA
Ex: Harlan Berk
RIC 232; Calico 2517 (same dies)
8 commentsLawrence Woolslayer
(16 votes)
GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI Medium Bronze - Isis Head Type374 viewsPtolemy VI - Alexandria - Diobol - 180/145BC
AE 25.0-25.7mm : 15.962gm : 11h
OBV - Goddess Isis with hanging curls, headdress with with corn wreath, facing right
REV - Eagle with open wing standing facing left on thunderbolt with PI-ALPHA monogram at left
REF - Svoronos 1384
NOTE - Early sole reign of Ptolemy VI.
7 commentsPtolemAE
(15 votes)
BYZANTINE, Maurice Tiberius, Theoupolis (Antioch), 582-602, AE Follis 413 views[D N M]AURI-C N P AUT Crowned bust of Maurice facing, bearing consular mantle, holding mappa in right hand and eagle tipped sceptre in left hand. / Large M flanked by A/N/N/O – X/III (regnal year 13 equivalent to 594/95 AD), cross above, Γ below, THEUP (Theoupolis) in exergue. Sear Byzantine 533; DO 161-73.
(28 mm, 11.75 g, 6h)
7 commentsLloyd T
(15 votes)
GREEK, Italy, Sybaris Nomos 540-520 BC Gillette Collection490 viewsNomos circa 540-520, AR 7.82 g. 31mm Bull standing l. on dotted bar, head reverted; in exergue, VM. The whole within dotted border. Rev. Same type incuse on broken bar, without legend. The whole within radiate border. Historia Numorum Italy 1729. Cf. SNG Copenhagen 1388.

Gorini 1 and enlarged p. 107 (this coin).

An extremely rare variety. Nicely toned and good very fine
Ex Triton sale 1, 1998, 121. Barry Fierstein Collection. From the Gillette collection 1924

NAC 39 Lot 5 May 17th, 2007

Sybaris (Greek: Σύβαρις; Italian: Sibari) was a celebrated city of Magna Graecia on the western shore Gulf of Taranto, a short distance from the sea, between the rivers Crathis (Crati) and Sybaris (Coscile). The last of these, from which it derived its name, at the present day falls into the Crati about 5 km from its mouth, but in ancient times undoubtedly pursued an independent course to the sea. Sybaris was apparently the earliest of all the Greek colonies in this part of Italy, being founded, according to the statement of Scymnus Chius, as early as 720 BCE. The site is located within the limits of the present-day comune of Cassano allo Ionio, in the province of Cosenza (Calabria), Italy.

Sybaris was Italy’s most prosperous Achaean colony. Sybaris was destroyed in 510 BC by Croton which exiled the colonists. The Athenians and Sybarite descendants established themselves in a joint colony, New Sybaris, in 443. Eventually, making themselves unpopular, the Sybarites were expelled and the remaining colonists refounded their city near the spring of Thuria.

The word Sybaritic has become a byword meaning extreme luxury and a seeking for pleasure and comfort
4 comments4to2CentBCphilia
(15 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, MARK ANTONY, LEG IV, AR Legionary denarius483 viewsDenarius struck in a travelling mint, c.32-31 BC
ANT • AVG / III VIR • R • P • C, Galley right
LEG IV, Legionary eagle between two standards
3.67 gr
Ref : HCRI #352, Cohen #30
7 commentsPotator II
(22 votes)
Augustus RIC I, 86a1420 viewsJochen's Augustus RIC I, 86a
Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14
AR - Denar, 3.74g, 19mm
Colonia Patricia(?), ca. 19 BC - 18 BC
bare head r.
rev. SIGNIS above, RECEPTIS under round shield inscribed with CL.V between
eagle l. and standard r. S.P.Q.R. at the corners of the shield
RIC I, 86a; BMCR 417; RSC 265
good VF, toned

The eagle standards were introduced by Marius similar to the Ptolemaic eagle to each of his legions. This issue celebrates the recovery of the 3 eagle-standards 20 BC by Augustus (by negotiations), which were lost by Crassus 53 BC at the battle of Carrhae against the Parthians. The 3 eagles thereafter were erected in the new temple of Mars Ultor on the Forum of Augustus. The day of recovery was determined public holiday.
11 commentsJochen
(35 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus, denarius bull240 viewsAugustus Denarius. Lugdunum mint, struck 15-13 BC.
Observe: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right
Reverse: IMP X, bull butting right.
References: RIC 167a; RSC 137.
Diameter 19 mm / weight 3.9 grams
Marcelo Leal's collection
7 commentsAugustus1975
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, CARUS, Posthumous antoninianus RIC 29255 viewsLugdunum mint, 2nd officina, AD 284-285
DIVO CARO PIO, Radiate head of Carus right
CONSECRATIO, Eagle facing, II at exergue
3.50 gr
Ref : Cohen #18, RCV #12394, RIC # 29
3 commentsPotator II
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Mamaea, denarius, FELICITAS PVBLICA384 viewsjulia mamaea/felicitas pvblica
absolute mint condition
2 commentsmickdale
(26 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Caligula as 461 viewsAE As, 28.29mm (11.75 gm).

C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT, bare head left / VESTA, S-C in field; Vesta, veiled, draped, seated left on throne with ornamental back and legs, holding patera in right hand and long transverse sceptre in left; VESTA above, S-C to left and right. Rome mint, struck AD 37-38.

RIC I, 038; BMCRE I, 046.

8 commentssocalcoins
(45 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great Tetradrachm695 viewsOne of the best examples of a temnos tetradrachm that I have seen. It has a high-relief beautifully-struck centered obverse, and as well as a wonderfully-struck reverse. Still boasts a mint lustre and nice toning.5 commentspeterpil19
(18 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great, Babylon, 336-323 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Price 3664528 viewsHead of young Herakles right in lion-skin headdress, paws tied at neck. / ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡ[OΥ] Zeus enthroned left, confronting eagle held in right hand and grasping scepter with left, sea monster in left field, ΦIΛI monogram above thin strut between legs of throne, M thereunder.
Price 3664.
Babylon Royal Mint ca. 325-323 BC.
(24 mm, 17.18 gm, 6h)
Freeman & Sear Manhattan 2 Sale (4 January 2011) Lot 133
8 commentsLloyd T
(33 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, Anonymous - Quadrigatus395 viewsMint:Roma or south Italy
225/215 BC
Réf:Bab.23, SYD.64
Conservation: SUP
One the the first exemple of this type
Hellenistic style...
12 commentsmoneta romana
(22 votes)
Roman Republic, C. Mamilius C.f. Limetanus, 82 BC149 viewsC. Mamilius C.f. Limetanus. Silver Denarius (3.81 g), 82 BC. Rome. Draped bust of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; behind, A above caduceus. Reverse : C MAMIL LIME(TA)N, Odysseus (Ulysses in Latin form) advancing right, holding staff and extending hand to his dog Argus, coming to greet him. Crawford 362/1; Sydenham 741; Mamilia 6.

The types on this coin allude to the moneyer's claim to descent from Telegonus, son of Ulysses/Odysseus and Circe, and hence from the god Mercury. When Odysseus returns home after twenty years disguised as a beggar and his old dog, who had been neglected, is the only one who recognizes him.
(16 votes)
GREEK, Myrina Tetradrachm693 viewsMyrina, Aeolis, AR-Tetradrachm, struck after 165 BC.
Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right.
Rev: MYPINAIΩN, Apollo Grynios standing right, holding branch in left hand and phiale in right, omphalos and amphora at feet; monogram to left.
Ø 34 mm, 16.52 g.
Sacks Issue 39, BMC Troas 13.
Almost EF, minor porosity, recently cleaned.
10 commentsPscipio
(32 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS AR Cistophorus (3 denarii) of Pergamum. Struck 19 - 18 B.C. 299 viewsObverse: IMP IX TR PO V. Bare head of Augustus facing right.
Reverse: Triumphal arch surmounted by Augustus in facing triumphal quadriga; IMP IX TR POT V on architrave; S P R SIGNIS RECEPTIS in three lines within arch opening, standards at either side.
RIC I : 510 | BMC : 703 | RSC : 298
Very Rare.

This coin commemorates Augustus' triumphant agreement with the Parthians in 20 B.C. under which they returned the legionary standards captured from Crassus who had been defeated and killed at Carrhae thirty-three years earlier (53 B.C.). Augustus installed these standards in the Temple of Mars Ultor.
The reverse of the coin shows the triumphal arch which was awarded to Augustus on the occasion of his recovery of the standards. This was the second triumphal arch awarded to Augustus and, like the earlier arch which had been constructed in 29 BC to honour his victory over Cleopatra, this second arch, which archaeological evidence suggests actually incorporated the first arch, stood in close proximity to the Temple of Divus Julius at the southern entrance to the Roman Forum.

This is the rarest cistophorus struck during the reign of Augustus with the exception of the exceedingly rare issues featuring a sphinx.
9 comments*Alex
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II, AE1 Antioch664 viewsJulian II. 360-363 AD. AE1 (8.89 gm). Antioch mint, 4th officina. DNFLCLIVLI-ANVSPFAVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above; (palm) ANTD (palm).
RIC VIII 216; LRBC 2640.
Grade: good VF, dark brown patina.
I can not understand why the coin was graded as gVF only - there are no any visible traces of circulating.
The most perfect portrait of Julian which I have seen ever. If you do not agree, show me better!
13 commentsIVLIANVS
(53 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, VALENTINIAN II AE2 RIC 52666 viewsConstantinople mint, 4th officina
D N VALENTINIANVS P F AVG, Helmeted, diademed, cuirassed bust of Valentinian, holding spear in right hand
GLORIA RO-MANORUM, Valentinain standing on a galley, driven by a victory, Wreath in field, CON delta at exergue
4.93 gr
Ref : RIC # 52, Cohen #22, RC #4161, LRBC #2151
Very light orange patina
11 commentsPotator II
(26 votes)
Owl - This zoo needs an OWL! Preferably a perky owl..1326 viewsCalabria --Circa 281-272 BC. AR Drachm (3.16 gm). Helmeted head of Athena left; helmet decorated with skylla hurling a stone / [TARANTINWN], owl standing right on thunderbolt, wings spread. Vlasto 1077ff; SNG ANS 1320 15 commentsfeatherz
(41 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Follis 349 viewsRIC VI 34 Cyzicus 308-309 A.D.
26 mm, 6.86 gm
GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, laureate head right
GENIO CA-ESARIS, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera from which liquid flows & cornucopiae, MKΓ in exergue
5 commentsMark Z
(25 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, Commemorative AR Denarius, RIC 438108 viewsAD138 – 161 a posthumous issue
Rome Mint 161-180 AD (under Marcus Aurelius)
2.65 grams
Obv.: DIVVS ANTONINVS Bare head right
Rev.: CONSECRATIO Funeral pyre of four tiers, surmounted by quadriga.
Richard M10
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius, RIC 618 282 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.83g, Ø 33mm, 11h), Rome mint, Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laurate head Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: PROVIDENTIAE DEORVM (around) S C (in field), winged thunderbolt with six lightnings.
RIC 618; Coh.684; BMC 1266 note (six barbs instead of four); Strack 845; Banti 321 (same rev. die as illustrated, 2 spec.)
ex CNG eAuction 202 (2009); ex White Mountain Collection
4 commentsCharles S
(20 votes)
GREEK, Caria, ISLANDS off CARIA, Rhodes352 viewsCirca 250-229 BC. AR Didrachm (6.61 g, 12h). Mnasimachos, magistrate. Radiate head of Helios facing slightly right / Rose with bud to right; MNAΣIMAXOΣ above; to left, Athena Nikephoros standing left. Ashton 208; SNG Keckman 537-9; SNG Copenhagen 765
4 commentscarthago
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS, posthumous AS, RIC 81379 viewsAs struck under the reign of Tiberius
DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, Radiate head of Augustus left
PROVIDENT AVG, Altar, S C in field
11.02 gr
Ref : Cohen #228, RCV #1789, RIC I # 81

This example comes with a black, even and glossy patina

6 commentsPotator II
(29 votes)
GREEK, Mysia, Parium AR Hemidrachm379 viewsObv:– Facing Gorgoneion, surrounded by snakes.
Rev:– ΠA / PI, bull standing left, looking back right
Minted in Parion, 350 - 300 B.C.
Reference:– BMC Mysia p. 95, 14
2.427g, 13.8mm

Ex-Forum, Ex-Lanz.

5 commentsmaridvnvm
(24 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Aes grave Triens543 viewsTriens caput equitis by Plinius. PLINIUS
(19 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Aes Grave1060 viewsAs Janus /Prow . Turlow-Vecchi n° 51. Weight 273 gr. By Plinius. (...I love it!) 9 commentsPLINIUS
(33 votes)
BYZANTINE, Latin Trachy 1204-1261 Constantinople872 viewsObv: Bust of Christ
Rev: Archangel Michael
26-30 mm
Sear 2036
Coins of this type are usually poorly struck and/or severely clipped. Not this one!
From the collection of Laetvs
2 commentsLaetvs
(23 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AR Denarius1748 viewsTrajan AR Denarius

Attribution: RIC II, 128, Rome
Date: AD 103-111
GER DAC P M TR P, laureate
head rt., slight drapery on lt.
Reverse: COS V P P S P Q R
OPTIMO PRINC, Victory stg. lt.,
half draped, wreath in rt. hand,
palm in lt.
Size: 18mm
Weight: 3.50 grams

Noah's Coins
10 commentsNoah
(27 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Macrinus, Rome mint, struck 217-218 AD, Silver Denarius522 viewsIMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG laureate-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
AEQVITAS AVG Aequitas standing left
RIC 53, Cohen 2 (6 Fr.)
4 commentsdupondius
(18 votes)
BYZANTINE, John VIII Palaeologus, 1423-1448, Constantinople, AR Stavraton (Half Hyperpyron)1792 viewsIWANHC ΔECΠOTIC O ΠAΛEOΛOΓOC / ΘV XAPITI AVTOKPATOP in two circles inside which bust of John facing, bearded, nimbate, crown with pendila, a pellet in the left and right fields. / IC/I-XC/X Nimbate bust of Christ, book of Gospels in left hand, right hand raised in benediction, all inside dotted and lined circle, surrounded by margin with pellets, inside solid line circle. 6.7g

When voting be careful to compare this with other coins of the same denomination, not the smaller ones which have cause to look even more crude. While this is crude and probably easily bested, I would prefer the coin that ousts this entrant at least have as much of the name of the ruler as does this one (IWA at the top of the outer circle).
7 commentsdougsmit
(31 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, SEVERUS ALEXANDER, Denarius RIC 250196 viewsRome mint, AD 232
IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate head right
PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing left, holding cornucopia and branch, modius at feet
3.67 gr
Ref : RIC # 250, Cohen # 501, RCV # 7922
2 commentsPotator II
(22 votes)
Valentinian I RIC IX, Thessalonica 3(a)565 viewsValentinian I 364-375, brother of Valens
AV - Solidus, 4.49g, 21.3mm, 0°
Thessalonica 25 Aug.364 - 24 Aug.367
Emperor in consular robe, holding mappa and short sceptre, pearl-
diademed head l.
rev. SALVS - REI P
Emperor standing frontal, head r., holding labarum r. and Victory on globe l.,
spurning captive kneeling l. before him
field: 2 stars r. (type 2)
exergue: SMTES
RIC IX, Thessalonica 3(a) type 2; C.32
R2; about EF, die break on upper rev.
6 commentsJochen
(22 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Macrinus, Rome mint, struck 217-218 AD, Silver Antoninian459 viewsIMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG radiate-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
FIDES MILITVM Fides standing left
RIC 9, Cohen 27 (12 Fr.)
6 commentsdupondius
(21 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero, TEMPLE1462 viewsObv.:NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head right
Rev.: PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT S-C, Temple of Janus with latticed windows & garland hung across doors; doors to the right.
Cohen 146
18 commentspostumus
(95 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Marcia - L. Marcius Phillippus. Denarius 56 B.C.1904 viewsObv: Diademed head of King Ancus Marcius right, lituus behind, ANCVS below.
Rev: Aqueduct (the Aqua Marcia) represented as an arcade of five arches surmounted by equestrian statue right, AQVA MAR (MAR in monogram) within arches, PHILIPPVS on left.
RCV I : 382 | RSC I : Marcia 28.

This moneyer was the step-brother of Octavian, who was just seven years old at the time of this issue. The reverse of this coin commemorates the construction, in 144 B.C., of the Aqua Marcia by Q. Marcius Rex, whose statue appears above the aqueduct.
18 commentsthe_Apostate
(107 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I591 viewsCONSTANTINUS I, “THE GREAT”, 307-337 AD. Centenional (2,5 gr.; Æ = 17,40 mm.; 6:00 hs.). Mint of Siscia, 1st officina, ca. 334-335 AD. Obv. DN CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Diademated militar bust right. Rev. GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers besides two militar standars; ex.: ·ASIS·. RIC VII (Sis.) #235; Salgado MRBI #8276.f. Mint State. Shiny dark patina.
4 commentsRicardo
(32 votes)
GREEK, Pamphylia, Aspendos stater with Ba'al countermark347 viewsThis BOT entry asks you to consider more than the usual question of coin grade. To match or exceed this 'type' I ask you consider not just the coin but the countermark and its placement. The countermark should have a better strike of the bull and, especially, better clarity of the LUY legend (Aramaic for Ba'al read right to left). Further, I'll expect the flat mark on the opposite side to do less damage to that design than this one. My example suffers from the dotted border falling across the middle of the bull so there is a lot of room for improvement here. Each voter can deside if the off centered reverse is a fault or a benefit since it makes room for the countermark.
This BOT entry is to demonstrate that there are many factors to consider when 'grading an ancient coin.
3 commentsdougsmit
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, JOVIAN Double maiorina (AE1) RIC 228259 viewsAntioch mint, 3 rd officina
D N IOVIAN VS P F AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Jovianus right
VICTORIA ROMANORVM, Jovianus standing, holding victory on a globe and labarum, ANT gamma at exergue
8.46 gr
Ref : RIC # 228, Cohen #22, RC #4085, LRBC #2645
4 commentsPotator II
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine II, Arles, RIC 294462 viewsRIC VII Arles 294

(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Carausius, Diocletian & Maximianus - Antoninianus4233 viewsObv.: CARAVSIVS ET FRATRES SVI, jugate, radiate & cuirassed busts of Maximianus, Diocletian & Carausius left Rev.:PAX A-VGGG, Pax standing left, holding olive-branch & vertical scepter; S P/C. Mint Camulodunum. (Struck circa 292-293 AD)59 commentspostumus
(196 votes)
GREEK, Attica, Athens, 449-413 BC, AR Tetradrachm - Starr pl. xxii, 61182 viewsHead of Athena right, wearing helmet ornamented with vine scroll and laurel leaves.
Owl facing standing right, head facing, AΘE to right, olive sprig and crescent to left, all within incuse square.
Starr pl. xxii, 6; SNG Copenhagen 33; Sear 2526.
(22 mm, 17.18 g, 10h)
17 commentsLloyd T
(92 votes)
GREEK, Thrace, Thasos AR Tetradrachm410 views(168/7-148 BC)
Obv.: Wreathed head of young Dionysos right.
Rev.: Herakles standing left, head left, holding club, lion skin draped over left arm; M to inner left.
Le Rider, Thasiennes 51; SNG Copenhagen 1039.
6 commentsMinos
(46 votes)
Caracalla RIC IV, 253 var.371 viewsCaracalla AD 198-217
AR - Denar, 3.30g, 20.3mm
Rome AD 215
bust laureate r.
Aesculapius, naked to waist, standing front, head front, holding serpent-wreathed
wand, resting on ground, in r. hand, l. hand across body, wrapped in fold of drapery; at
feet, r., globe, at feet l. small hooded figure (Telesphorus), standing front, hands on
RIC IV/1, 253 var.; C.307; BMC 105
MS, lustrous
from Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!

RIC has listed this type only with Aesculapius head l.
12 commentsJochen
(19 votes)
Bust laureated draped and cuirassed right

Two soldiers standing, spear in outer hand, between them two standards

Ric. vol VII, p.456 , 238 r1
12 commentsgb29400
(30 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Vitellius, sestertius, RIC 141207 viewsÆ sestertius (25.02g, 36mm, 6h). Rome, AD 69.
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG P M TR P, laureate draped bust right.
Rev.: S C, Mars, helmeted, naked, cloak over left shoulder, advancing right with spear and legionary standard.
RIC 141 (R); BMC 58; Cohen 79 (80 fr.); RCV 2208
Ex Edgar L. Owen, Andover, NJ, 1997
8 commentsCharles S
(15 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Mark Antony, LEG V, AR Legionary denarius588 viewsStruck at a travelling mint, c.32-31 B.C.
Obverse: Galley sailing right. ANT AVG above; III VIR • R • P • C below.
Reverse: LEG V, Legionary eagle between two standards.
8 commentsOptimus
(28 votes)
Theodosius I RIC IX, Mediolanum 8(b)365 viewsTheodosius I the Great, AD 379-395
AV - Solidus, 4.46g, 21mm
Mediolanum, Aug 25. 383 - summer 387
bust draped and cuirassed, head pearl-diademed r.
Theodosius I and Valentinianus II, both nimbated, each holding
mappa, sitting frontal, holding together globe, between them
palmbranch. Above them Victory, wings over their heads, hands
on the emperor's shoulders
exergue: COM
RIC IX, Mediolanum 8(b); C.37
Rare; good VF
added to

COM, from Comes Auri or Comes Obryzi. The abbreviated title of the official who is known to have supervised the imperial gold supplies in the western part of the Empire, the 'Count of Gold'. Not used in the eastern part of the Roman Empire.
4 commentsJochen
(21 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTIUS II, Light miliarense RIC 252, Ferrando II plate coin343 viewsArles mint (Arelate), 3d officina
DN CONSTAN TIVS PF AVG, Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Constantius right
VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Constantius (soldier) facing holding spear and shield. TCON at exergue
4,54 gr ; 22,6 mm
Ref : RIC VII # 252, Ferrando II # 1026 (this coin), Cohen #326, RC #3993v
5 commentsPotator II
(24 votes)
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F376 viewsConstantine II AE3

Attribution: RIC VII 182, Siscia, Officina 4
Date: AD 321-324
Obverse: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head r.
Reverse: CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, laurel wreath surrounding VOT/./X,
Δ SIS and sunrise in exergue
Size: 20 mm – “nearly fully silvered”
Weight: 3.27 grams

Constantine II assumed the title of Augustus, along with his bothers Constantius II and Constans, on September 9, AD 337 after the death of his father. He took the western provinces under his supervision. Constantine II and his brothers soon quelled an insurrection by their cousins Delmatius and Hannibalianus, who were subsequently killed. All seemed well between the siblings until Constantine II decided to overrun his brother Constans and extend his holdings. They met in battle during the spring of AD 340 at Aquileia. Constans emerged victorious while his bother Constantine II met his fate and was killed.
12 commentsNoah
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius - A.D. 165244 viewsRome mint
Rev: P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III; Annona standing left, holding ears of wheat and cornucopia; on left, modius; on right, ship.
Weight: 3.36 grams
Diameter: 18 mm
ICG#: 4935950105
Grade: AU55
Ty N.
(17 votes)
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Titus RIC-112506 viewsAR Denarius, 2.87g
Rome mint, 80 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Dolphin coiled around anchor
RIC 112 (C2). BMC 72. RSC 309. BNC 60.
Ex Harlan J Berk 143, 18 May 2005, lot 177.

Another in Titus' pulvinaria series commemorating the opening of the Colosseum.

Easily one of the best portraits of Titus I have ever seen. The condition of the obverse is excellent.
A coin I'm very proud to have.
11 commentsVespasian70
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diadumenianus713 viewsfr: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES. Bare-headed and draped bust right
re: PRINC IVVENTVTIS. Diadumenian standing half-left, head right, holding standard and sceptre; two standards behind.
RIC IVii 102
5 commentspax
(54 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I254 viewsAE follis. Aquileia, 317 AD. 3.50 grs. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. IMP LICINIUS PF AVG / Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and leaning on sceptre. IOVI CONSERVATORI. In exergue AQS.
RIC 6.
7 commentsbenito
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, PUPIENUS denarius RIC 6289 viewsRome mint, AD 238
IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
PM TRP COS II PP, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and sceptre
3.08 gr
Ref : RIC # 6, RCV # 8527, Cohen # 26
5 commentsPotator II
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan Decius - FELICITAS SAECVLI1179 viewsObv.:IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate & cuirassed bust right Rev.: FELICITAS SAECVLI S-C, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & cornucopiae. 15 commentspostumus
(82 votes)
GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater284 viewsRoman Consul Brutus in center accompanied by two lictors
KOΣΩN in ex. BR monogram on left.

Eagle standing left on scepter, wings open raising wreath in left claw.

Eastern mint, Dacia? 43-42 B.C.


Choice UNC

RPC I 1701; BMC Thrace p. 208, 1; BMCRR II 48; Crawford 433/1

Clickable for a larger image
5 commentsJay GT4
(36 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Quietus Antoninianus553 viewsObv: IMP C FVL QVIETVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Quietus facing right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI. Jupiter seated facing left, holding a patera in his right hand and a sceptre in his left; an eagle at his feet; in left field, star.
RIC V ii : 6 (r3)

1 commentssocalcoins
(39 votes)
GREEK, Mysia, Parium AR Hemidrachm269 views4th cent. BC
Obv.: Gorgoneion with protruding tongue, EP monogram in hair.
Rev.: ΠΑ / ΡΙ, bull standing left, head reverted, wreath between legs.
SNG Aul. - ; SNG Cop. - ; BMC -
6 commentsMinos
(26 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Trajan AR Tetradrachm - Melqart (PRIEUR 1495) Syria, Antioch.259 viewsAR Tetradrachm
Syria, Antioch 103-111 AD
15.04g 23mm

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R), above Eagle standing on club (R), Grain ear in left field.

Rev: Laureate bust of MELQART (Hercules) (R), lion's skin tied around neck.

Likely one of the finest known examples of the issue.

McAlee 455 Prieur 1495
2 commentsKained but Able
(16 votes)
Theodosius II RIC X, Constantinopolis 321267 viewsTheodosius II, AD 402-450, son of Arcadius
AU - Solidus, 4.47g, 21.5mm
Constantinopolis AD 441-450
Helmeted bust facing, pearl-diademed, cuirassed, spear in r. hand held over r.
shoulder behind head, on l. arm decorated shield with horseman riding down
Constantinopolis enthroned to l., l. foot on prow, holding cross-globe and
sceptre, by the throne a shield, star in l. field
exergue: COMOB
RIC X, 321 (group III type A); R4
good EF (fine graffiti K in r. obv. field)
added to

Group III: No punctuation either side; throne square-backed; figure with stiff drapery, r. knee shown as triangular protuberance from body, with fan-shaped drapery; vertical sceptre; legend ends above shield; which is large and rather irregular (type A)
(16 votes)
HADRIANVS BRITANNICUS951 viewsSestertius of Hadrian, AD 122. EXERC BRITANNICVS SC ("For the army of Britain, by order of the Senate") RIC 913.
The reverse shows Hadrian addressing the troops in England, standing on a low plinth, clearly showing the Roman soldiers with their standards.
Coin currently in the British Museum Department of Coins and Medals (gallery 49, case 14).
Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS 111 PP ("Hadrian Augustus, three times consul, father of his country")
5 commentsPetitioncrown
(16 votes)
GREEK, Achaean League, Argos, ca. 175-168 BC, AR Hemidrachm - Agrinion 308293 viewsLaureate head of Zeus right. / Wreath surrounding AX monogram in centre; TK monogram above and Harpa right below.
BCD Peloponnesos 1136 (this coin); Clerk 147; Agrinion 308 (same dies).
(17 mm, 2.47 g, 12h)
ex- BCD Collection; LHS 96, Lot 1136 (8 May 2006); ex- Empire Coins Fixed Price List 76 (September 1995).

One of the more refined images of Zeus on this series of Achaian League emissions, complimented by the slightly oval flan.
3 commentsLloyd T
(19 votes)
Hadrian RIC II, 39411 viewsHadrian 117- 138
AV - Aureus, 7.15g, 19mm
Rome 118
bust draped and cuirassed, laureate head r.
Concordia sitting l., holding patera in extended r. hand and
leaning with l. ellbow on statuette of Spes; cornucopiae under throne
exergue: CONCORD
RIC II, 39(a); C.232; BMCR.59
about VF, traces of attachment (?)

CONCORDIA, personification of concord and harmony, worshipped as a goddess (first temple at Rome 367 BC). The symbolism of her attributes (cornucopiae, patera, sceptre, olive branch, flower, ears of corn, sometimes a statuette of Spes) suggests the benefits Concordia brings, and indicates a relationship between Concordia, Pax and Fides.

4 commentsJochen
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Gordian III AR Tetradrachm381 viewsAD240 Gordian III Tetradrachm of Antioch, Syria ( Seleucis & Pieria )

obv: Laureate bust right, draped and cuirassed, viewed from the rear.
rev: Eagle standing facing with head left, wings open, holding wreath in beak, SC below.
8 commentsrexesq
(22 votes)
Roman Empire, Diadumenian denarius Ric 102257 viewsDiadumenian, as Caesar. 218 AD. AR Denarius 3.04 g.

O: M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN CAES, bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS, Diadumenian standing half-left, head right, holding standard and sceptre; two standards behind. RIC IV 102 (Macrinus); BMCRE 87 (Macrinus); RSC 3.
4 commentsNemonater
(28 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla AR Denarius289 views198-199 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: IMP CAES M AVR ANTON AVG - Laureate and draped bust right.
Rev.: SECVRIT ORBIS - Securitas seated right, hand raised, holding staff, altar before.
RIC 22a
6 commentsMinos
(34 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR denarius155 viewsDenarius minted in North Africa c.47-46 BC
No legend, Diademed head of Venus right
CAESAR, Aeneas left, bearing Anchises on his shoulder
3.91 gr
Ref : HCRI # 55, RCV #1402, Cohen #12
1 commentsPotator II
(21 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II - AE2 - RIC VIII Nicomedia 086155 viewsAE2
Obv:– D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO, Helmeted soldier left, shield on left arm, spearing falling horseman; shield at ground to right. Horseman turns to face the soldier, and reaches his left arm up towards him. He wears a Phrygian hemlet
Minted in Nicomedia (Gamma | _ // Dot SMN Gamma).
Reference:– RIC VIII Nicomedia 86
2 commentsmaridvnvm
(18 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III the Great, Lydia, Sardis, AR Drachm, 336-323 BC. Lifetime issue - Price 2576554 viewsHead of Herakles right wearing lion-skin headdress. / AΛΕΞANΔPOY Zeus Aëtophoros seated facing on backless throne, his left leg and torso facing front, his head, right arm and right to left; holding eagle in his right hand and long sceptre in his left; NK monogram above bee in left field.
Price 2576; Thompson 134 (same dies). Sardis mint ca. 325/4-323 BC.
(18 mm, 4.27 g, 12h)
ex- Arthur J. Frank Collection; ex- NFA Auction II (25-26 March 1976) Lot 12.
9 commentsLloyd T
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian RIC 601218 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 88 AD
RIC 601 (C), BMCRE 135, RSC 73
Obv - IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC inscribed on column; to r., incense burner, further r., Herald stg. l., with wand and shield
10 commentsDavid Atherton
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian, AE Antoninianus 218 viewsDiocletian AE Antoninianus
Radiate, draped, and cuir. bust right. Dot under crown.
Diocletian standing left holding septre, receiving Victory on globe
from Jupiter standing right, holding septre.
A in field below. XXI in Exergue
A very tiny amount of silvering remains on the left field of the reverse
RIC V-2 306 Cyzicus Mint
285-293 A.D.
22mm 3.2gm
3 commentsgoldenancients
(15 votes)
GREEK, Kyme hemiobol, 480/450 BC 300 views8mm, 0.35g
obv: KY; head of eagle left
rev: incuse square of mill-sail pattern
BMC p. 105, 10 ff.
7 commentsareich
(15 votes)
Roman Republic, Anonymous, AR Victoriatus179 viewsAnonymous, after 211 BC. Rome mint.
Obv.: Laureate head of Jupiter.
Rev.: Victory standing right, crowning trophy.
Crawford 53/1.
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aelia Flaccilla AE2. Constantinopolis. RIC IX : 551430 viewsObv: AEL FLAC-CILLA AVG. Diademed and draped bust right.
Obv: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE. Victory seated right on throne, writing Christogram on shield held on small column. In exergue, CON Epsilon (fifth officina).
11 commentsthe_Apostate
(71 votes)
Constans RIC VIII, Siscia 114716 viewsConstans 337 - 350, son of Constantin I
AV - Solidus, 4.46g, 20mm
Siscia AD 342
draped, cuirassed bust, rosette-diademed head r.
2 Victories standing facing, holding between them shield inscribed
with VOT X MVL XX in four lines (var. A)
exergue: SIS star
RIC VIII, Siscia 114; C.90
R3; EF, with no signs of circulation or wear except daggers mark across
lower revers

Allusion to the victory in the war against the Franks 341/342
from Forum Ancient Coins, thanks!
9 commentsJochen
(50 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, SEVERUS ALEXANDER sestertius RIC 558503 viewsRome mint AD 231
IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, Laureate bust of Severus Alexander righ, with light drapery on left shoulder
IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, with a small figure of the emperor at his feet, SC in field
14.75 gr
Ref : RIC # 558, RCV #7966, Cohen # 74
9 commentsPotator II
(23 votes)
Roman Empire, Julia Paula. First wife of Emperor Elagabalus316 viewsObverse : IVLIA PAVLA AVG - Draped bust right. 
Reverse : CONCORDIA - Concordia ( Goddess of harmony )seated left, holding patera; star in left field.
About 2,64 gr Max., Dia., 20 mm Above XF
Rome mint: AD 219-220 
Reference: RIC 211 (Elagabalus) 

From The Sam Mansourati Collection

2 commentsSam
(20 votes)
1479 - Sextus Pompeius and Q. Nasidius, Denarius303 viewsMint moving with Sextus Pompeius, Sicily, 42-39 BC
NEPTVNI, head of Pompey the great right, trident before head, dolphin below
Q.NASIDIVS at exergue, galley sailing right, star in upper field
3.92 gr
Ref : HCRI # 235, RCV # 1390, Crawford # 483/2, Sydenham # 1350, Cohen # 20
Ex Freeman & Sear, Ex Barry Feirstein collection (NAC auction # 42/279)
Ex Roma Numismatics
3 commentsPotator II
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus & Agrippa, AE As, COL NEM2631 viewsAugustus & Agrippa, AE As, 28mm (12.83 gm). Addorsed heads of Agrippa on left, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus on right, wearing oak wreath, IMP above and DIVI F below / Crocodile chained to palm tip, wreath in upper left and COL - NEM above. Nemausus, c. 10 BC - AD 10. RIC I 158 (pg. 51).
29 commentssocalcoins
(127 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitan, Dupondius, Ceres340 viewsObv:

Laueate head of Domitian to right


Ceres standing left with grain stalks and long torch
7 commentsancientdave
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan Decius, Antoninianus613 viewsAttribution: RIC 121, 12b
Date: AD 249-253
Obverse: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust r.
Reverse: DACIA, Dacia stg. l. wearing robe reaching to feet, holding vertical staff w/ ass’ head (misidentified here and actually a draco battle standard common among Dacian troops)
Size: 23 mm Weight: 4.3 grams
4 commentsNoah
(58 votes)
Roman Empire, Maximus, Sestertius203 viewsObv. MAXIMVS CAES GERM, draped bust right.
Rev. PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS S C, emperor standing left, holding baton and spear, at the right two standards.
Mint: Rome, 236-238 AD.

32mm 21.38g

RIC 13; Cohen 14; BMC 213

Ex Münzenhandlung Manfred Olding, Lagerliste
Ex Reusing /Schürer Collection
Ex Münzenhandlung A. Riechman 1930 (65 Reichsmark)

Princeps Juventutis was a name of dignity even in the most flourishing days of the republic. It was an honorary appellation given to him who took the lead of the greater and lesser boys appointed to perform a part in the game of Troy (ad ludum Troja). The prince of the youth was, in the earlier times, the chief of the Equestrian Order. Under the empire, and from the very commencement of that monarchical form of government, this title, although simply honorary, appears to have been given, as an apanage, to such young princes of the imperial family as were destined to reign, and was sometimes conferred on them at a very early age. (Numiswiki, FAC)
6 commentskc
(19 votes)
177- Aurelian Victoria~0.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelian Victoria1124 viewsAE Antoninianus, 170-175 AD, Siscia Mint
Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VICTORIA AVG, Victory advancing left with wreath and palm, * left , S Right.
RIC 237 Siscia Mint.
22mm, 3.6gm.
3 commentsjdholds
(27 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I. AD 307/310-337. Æ Follis Antioch mint, GLORIA EXERCITVS SUPERB EXAMPLE305 viewsConstantine I. AD 307/310-337. Æ Follis (17.3mm, 2.43 g,). Antioch mint, 4th officina. Struck circa AD 333-335.CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / GLORIA EXERCITVS Two soldiers standing facing one another, each holding spear; two signa between; SMANΔ. RIC VII 86
4 commentsAdrian W
(32 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 223521 viewsObv:– PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VICTORIA GERM, Trophy between two captives
Minted in Rome (R Thunderbolt A in exe) Emission 6 Officina 1. A.D. 280
Reference(s) – RIC 223 Bust type F
Weight 4.14 gms
Size 20.83 mm
Size 23.69mm
2 commentsmaridvnvm
(32 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus II Silvered Follis 180 views311-313 AD. Nicomedia mint.
Obv.: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG - Laureate head right.
Rev.: SOLI INVICTO - Sol standing left in long robe, with raised right hand & holding up head of Serapis in left. SMN in ex., */A in l. field.
RIC 77b
(16 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Philip III Arrhidaios AE Unit326 viewsMiletos mint (323-319 BC).
Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin.
Rev.: Bow in bow case and club; grain ear below. With the name and types of Alexander III ‘the Great’.
Price 2102.
5 commentsMinos
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AR Denarius 98-117 A.D401 viewsObv: TICAESARDIVI AVGFAVGVSTVS - Laureate head right.
Rev: PM TR PS COS VI PP SPQR - PRO-AVG; Minted in Rome A.D.117. Providentia stg.l. resting on column. As RCII: 3154, but without PARTHICO on rev. and PRO-AVG in field instead of PRO-VID.
5 commentsM.G.M
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius - SALVTI AVGVSTOR1179 viewsSestertius Obv.: IMP CAES M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG P M, laureate head right Rev.:SALVTI AVGVSTOR TR P XVII S-C, COS III below, Salus standing left offering a patera to snake arising from altar, and holding scepter. Cohen 564. 23 commentspostumus
(77 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I - FELICITAS TEMP492 viewsObv.:IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate bust right Rev.: FELICITAS TEMP SC, Felicitas standing left with caduceus & cornucopiae. RIC 169a, Cohen 44.5 commentspostumus
(29 votes)
Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 086, Rome, LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing left,553 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 086, Rome, LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing left,
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers:- LAETITIA-AVG-N, Laetitia standing left with wreath and anchor.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 22mm, weight: 4,84g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: 241-243 A.D.(4th. Issue), ref: RIC IV-III-86, p-25, C-121,
(21 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.28 g, 1h). Secular Games issue Lion383 viewsPhilip I. AD 244-249. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.28 g, 1h). Secular Games issue. Rome mint, 1st officina. 9th emission, AD 248. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Lion advancing right; I in exergue. RIC IV 12; RSC 173. EF. Well struck reverse.
3 commentsAdrian W
(34 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine II, AR Heavy Siliqua541 viewsAR Heavy Siliqua. Averse: Bare head of Constantine to r., head bound with tenia; Reverse: CONSTANTINVS CAESAR, three palm leaves with star on top, N below (Nikomedia mint?)8 commentsOptimus
(34 votes)
GREEK, Kyrenaika, AR Didrachm726 viewsExcellent Kyrenaikan Didrachm from Magistrate/Ptolemy I period.6 commentsalexB
(47 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Elagabalus, AE30, Perinthus1001 viewsElagabalus --AE30, Perinthus. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Nike standing facing, head left, holding patera over lighted altar, and palm. SNG Copenhagen -; BMC Thrace -; Mionnet -. Good VF, olive patina. An apparently unique and unpublished type. 9 commentsfeatherz
(34 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus AE Follis 282 views305-306 AD. Serdica mint.
Obv.: D N MAXIMIANO FELICISSIMO SEN AVG - Laureate and mantled bust right, holding olive branch and mappa.
Rev.: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIES AVGG - Providentia and Quies standing vis-à-vis; S-F/Γ/•SM•SD•.
RIC 15b.
1 commentsMinos
(26 votes)
Rev.:DECURSIO S-C, Nero galloping right holding couched spear with soldier or officer galloping beside him.
5 commentspostumus
(41 votes)
GREEK, ATTICA, Athens AR "New Style" Tetradrachm1843 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 168/5-50 BC. AR New Style Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.74 gm). Struck circa 136/5 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / A-QE, owl standing right on amphora; magistrates MI-KI and QEO-FRA; Nike in quadriga right in right field, M on amphora, SW below amphora; all within wreath. Cf. Thompson 315-323 (unlisted dies). EF, lightly toned.

Submitted by Ecoli
8 commentsecoli
(64 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, BRUTUS185 viewsQ. Caepio Brutus, AR Denarius - Military Mint travelling in Lycia, spring-early summer 42 BC
LEIBERTAS Head of Libertas right. / CAEPIO-BRVTVS-PRO-COS Plectrum, lyre, and filleted laurel branch. Crawford 501/1; CRI 199; Sydenham 1287; RSC 5; Sear (Millennium) 1432; Seaby, Brutus 5. Minted in the spring to early summer of 42 BC by a military mint traveling with Brutus in Lycia.
(18 mm, 3.71 g, 5h)
3 commentsLloyd T
(23 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Procopius ae3, Constantinople1062 viewsObv: D N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: REPARATI-O FEL TEMP. Emperor standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand and resting left on shield. At foot, left, a small indeterminate object, possibly a helmet. Above, in right field, Chi-Rho; in exergue, CONS gamma.
RIC IX : 17a (R2)
9 commentsthe_Apostate
(91 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Theodosius II Solidus1321 viewsAV Solidus. Constantinople mint. Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG - Three-quarters bust right, draped, cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXXS - Constantinopolis seated left, holding cross on globe and scepter, her left foot sits on the prow of a galley and at rear of her throne, a shield sits; in right field, a 'star'. Exe: CONOB : AD 430-440, RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce, page 259/ 4.48 g. FDC.
11 commentsLordBest
(81 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, AUGUSTUS Denarius, RIC 167a371 viewsLyon mint c.12 BC
AUGUSTUS DIVI F, Bare head of Augustus right
IMP X, Bull butting right
3.77 gr
Ref : RIC # 167a, RCV #1610, Cohen #137
unfortunately minted on a short flan, but not detracting from its very good style, strike and preservation IMO
It's my wife's favorite coin of mine
7 commentsPotator II
(48 votes)
GREEK, Mysia, Kyzikos, AR9-12398 views9-12mm, 0.78g
obv: forepart of boar left, tunny fish behind
rev: lion's head left, retrograde K above left.
SNG Paris 390; BMC Mysia p. 35, 121; SGCV II 3850
7 commentsareich
(35 votes)
Gaius ("Caligula"), RIC 38, As of AD 37-38 (Vesta)296 viewsÆ As (11.5g, 30mm, 6h), Rome mint, struck AD 37-38.
Obv.: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT bare head of Gaius facing left.
Rev.: VESTA S C Vesta veiled and draped, seated left on a throne, holding a patera in her right hand and a long sceptre in her left
RIC 38 (C); Cohen 27
ex CNG, 2000 ("nr EF, warm brown patina, exceptional surfaces")
7 commentsCharles S
(20 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian, silver denarius, RIC 1181046 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 1058(C), BMC 251, RSC 554
Obv.- IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, l.
Rev.- TR POT X COS VIIII; Capricorn l. : below, globe
10 commentsVespasian70
(37 votes)
Constantine I Sol SIC Trier 310-313 (RIC VII Trier 873) 22.2mm - BenB.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I Soli Invicto Comiti Trier 310-313715 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS PF AVG
Left field: T
Right field: F
Exe: PTR
Bust: LC
Size: 22.2mm

Sol facing, head left; chlamys draped over left shoulder; holding globe.

Attribution: RIC VII Trier 873, minted 310-313 AD

From the collection of BenB
8 commentsBenB
(32 votes)
IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG Draped, cuirassed and radiated bust right
VICTO - Ri - A AV - G Victoria walking right
with full silvering

4 commentsgb29400
(27 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius. A.D.350-353. AE Centenionalis of Lugdunum. RIC VIII : 145.790 viewsObv. D N MAGNENTIVS P F AVG. Bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. VICTORIAE DD NN AVG ET CAES. Two Victories standing facing each other, holding shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X, Chi-Rho above, S P below; in exergue, RPLG.
5 commentsthe_Apostate
(27 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Caracalla, Nicopolis ad Istrum1177 viewsMOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. Æ 26mm (11.90 gm). Ovinius Tertullus, magistrate. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Apollo Sauroktonos ("Lizardslayer") standing right, holding branch and watching lizard on tree. AMNG I 1518; SNG Copenhagen -. 16 commentsthe_Apostate
(59 votes)
Constantine I RIC VII, Ticinum 31478 viewsConstantine I the Great AD 307-337
AU - Solidus, 4.48g, 19mm, 0°
Ticinum, autumn AD 315
laureate bust r.
Emperor in military dress, stg. l., short sceptre on l. arm, receiving
globe from Roma, std. r. on throne, holding sceptre.
exergue: SMT
RIC VII, Ticinum 31
very rare! nearly EF
added to

RESTITVTOR LIBERTATIS means: "He has eliminated all his competitors." (Vogt, Orbis, p.162)

This Solidus I have seldom seen. The first Solidi were struck end of AD 310 in Trier, then in Arles. Ticinum started in autumn AD 315 with the issue of these new denomination. This type therefore is one of the earliest Solidi struck in Italy for Constantine. Interesting is its size: With 19mm it is smaller than the later Solidi. And with its thickness too it reminds a bit on the older Aurei!
5 commentsJochen
(27 votes)
Domitian RIC II, 127522 viewsDomitian 81 - 96
AV - Aureus, 7.38g, 18mm
Rome AD 88 - 89
head laureate r.
Germania naked to waist, wearing breeches, sitting r. on shield, in mourning
attitude; below a broken spear
shield with scroll ornaments and central dot
RIC II, 127; C.148
good F, clipped?

GERMANICUS, after the campaign against the Chatti and the extension of the DECUMATES AGRI of Vespasian to the river Main and the Taunus mountains AD 83
Hexagonal long shield, used by the Germanic tribes
1 commentsJochen
(22 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, JULIUS CAESAR and MARK ANTONY denarius255 viewsDenarius minted in 43 BC
M ANTO IMP RPC, Head of Mark Antony right, lituus behind him
CAESAR DIC, Head of Caesar right, jug behind him
3.76 gr
Ref : HCRI # 123, RCV #1465, Cohen #3
7 commentsPotator II
(17 votes)
Roman Empire, Titus RIC 19200 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 79 AD
RIC 19 (C), BMC 22, RSC 280
Obv - IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P; Capricorn l. : below, globe.
2 commentsDavid Atherton
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Galeria Valeria AE Follis 230 views311 AD. Alexandria mint.
Obv.: GAL VALERIA AVG - Diademed and draped bust of Galeria Valeria.
Rev.: VENERI VICTRICI - Venus holding apple and raising drapery over shoulder. [crescent]/K in l. field, Γ/P in r.; ALE in exergue.
RIC 128A
(17 votes)
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051 - Marcus Aurelius denarius - RIC 259291 viewsObv:– M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI, Laureate, cuirassed bust right, seen from the rear
Rev:– IMP VI COS III, Roma seated left, holding Victory and spear, large shield at side
Reference RIC 259
4 commentsmaridvnvm
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, FAUSTINA JUNIOR Denarius. RIC III : 712. 760 viewsObv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. Diademed bust of Faustina facing right.
Rev: SAECVLI FELICIT. Two children, Commodus and Antoninus, seated on throne, with globe between them.
8 commentsthe_Apostate
(51 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Pupienus, denarius, RIC 1783 viewsIMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG.Laureate bust of Pupienus
CONCORDIA AVGG.Concordia seated left,holding patera and two cornucopia
RIC-001, RSC-6, sear 2413, Rome mint April - June AD 238
8 commentsthe_Apostate
(51 votes)
235 AD - Maximinus I - 235-236 AD - Pax Denarius345 viewsIMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right;
PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left holding branch and scepter;

Silver denarius, RIC 12, choice EF, 2.62g, 20.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 235-236 A.D. nicely centered, flat area on obverse drapery ex Scott Collection; from Forum
4 commentsjimwho523
(24 votes)
Vespasian Denarius559 viewsStruck under Titus, 80-81 AD. Laureate head right, DIVVS AVGVSTVS VESPASIANVS / Shield inscribed S C supported by two capricorns.
8 commentssocalcoins
(43 votes)

RIC 38 (C) ; COHEN 27

9 commentsfrederic W
(74 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, CRISPUS -- Virtus -- Treveri Mint708 viewsCRISPVS NOB CAES His cirassed bust with helmet right

Large flan -- best Style of treveri

RIC. 255 R4

2 commentsgb29400
(38 votes)
GREEK, Ptolemaic Egypt, Ptolemy VI, 204-181 B.C856 viewsMasterpiece portrait. SNG Cop lists a simliar coin in the same year, with an owl in the left field, for the mint of Citium, Cyprus (SNG Cop 588). At Salamis, the owl was also used in the left field on a coin of the Selukid king, Antiocus IV, 170-168 B.C. Our coin is unpublished in references held by FORVM.7 commentssalem
(38 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maxentius Follis284 viewsObv: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG
laureate head right
The Dioscurs Castor and Pollux,standing facing each other,
each with star above, nude but chlamys hanging from shoulder,
leaning on sceptres & holding horses by bridles, she-wolf & twins between them
MOSTΔ in ex.
RIC VI : 16.
25mm 6.28gm
1 commentsOWL365
(26 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Carus, early Sep 282 - c. Jul/Aug 283 A.D., Postumus Consecration Issue580 viewschoice aEF, 3.06g, 22.7mm, 180o, Tripolis mint, obverse DIVO CARO, radiate bust right; reverse CONSECRATIO •, flaming altar, T - R across fields, XXI in exergue; dark toning2 commentssalem
(26 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius I, AE As, Libertas1423 viewsObv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP - Bare head left. Rev: LIBERTAS AVGVSTA - Libertas standing, facing, holding pileus and raising hand; SC across fields. MintRome . RIC 11310 commentspostumus
(77 votes)
GREEK, Achaean League, Patrai-Patras. 167-146 BC. 317 viewsAR 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.
1 commentsDino
(21 votes)
laureated and draped bust right, Victory on globe in left hand, sceptre in right hand
Point STR Point
Treveri Mint
RIC. VII p.198 , 383 R4

11 commentsgb29400
(53 votes)
RIC VIII Constantinople 81


8 commentsAdrian W
(23 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Plautilla AR Denarius Superb UNC720 viewsRome mint, Issue II, AD 202. PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, Bust, draped, hair coiled in ridges, either vertical or horizontal and fastened in bun at back/CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia standing l., holding patera and scepter. RIC 363a, Sear 7065, BMC 236,411-414, RSC-1, Cohen-1, Hill 583. UNC, full proof like luster.9 commentsLordBest
(55 votes)
GREEK, Cilicia, Nagidos AR Stater332 views(400-385 BC)
Obv.: Aphrodite seated, holding phiale over altar, Eros standing behind, crowning her with wreath.
Rev.: Dionysos holding grape bunch on vine and thyrsos, A in wreath to left.
Casabonne type 4, Lederer 26.
7 commentsMinos
(16 votes)
Roman Imperators, Mark Antony & Octavian, 43 to 33 BC.177 viewsMarcus Antonius, 43–33 BC.
AR Denarius, Ephesus mint, spring-summer 41 BC.
Obv. M ANT IMP AVG III R P C M BARBAT Q P (MP and AV in monogram), bare head of M. Antonius right.
Rev. CAESAR IMP PONT III VIR R P C, bare head of Octavianus right.
RSC 8 (I, 128); Crawford 517/2; Sydenham -.
3,83g, 19mm.
Provenance: Dr.Busso Peus Nachf, Auction 395, lot 232.
1 commentsapyatygin
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Magnentius AE Centionalis. (Trier) RIC VIII : 266.1311 viewsObverse: IM CAE MAGN-ENTIVS AVG. Bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: FELICITAS REIPVBLICE. Emperor in military dress standing left, holding Victory on globe and standard with Chi-Rho on banner; in right field, A; in exergue, TRS crescent.
Struck between A.D.351 and 353.
4 commentsmickdale
(25 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I - Pax738 viewsIMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped and cuirassed bust right;
PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left holding branch and scepter;

Silver denarius, RIC 12, choice EF, 2.62g, 20.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 235-236 A.D. nicely centered, flat area on obverse drapery ex Scott Collection; from Forum.
4 commentsjimwho523
(68 votes)
Roman Empire, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, Follis, Siscia (RIC-240)316 viewsObv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Roma facing left. Legend around - VRBS ROMA
Rev: Lupa Romana standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus; two stars above. Legend below - • ASIS •

From the Nether Compton hoard

4 commentsSpongeBob
(18 votes)
GREEK, Argolis, Hermione. ca 210 BC., AE Dichalkon.243 viewsArgolis, Hermione. ca 210 BC.
AE Dichalkon 2.26g
Obv: Head of Demeter, right
Rev: EP between two torches in wreath.
BCD 1305.1 (this coin). Agora 794.
ex Pegasi A21-116.
2 commentsDino
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Elagabalus, denarius, RIC IV 188463 viewsElagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.
SH33430. Silver denarius, BMCRE V277 - 278 var (obverse legend), RSC III 27 ff var (same), RIC IV 188 var (same), EF, Antioch mint, weight 3.381g, maximum diameter 18.2mm, die axis 0o, obverse ANTONINVS PIVS FELIX AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse FELICITAS TEMP, galley with sail right, containing eight rowers and pilot holding rudder, acrostolium and standard at stern, sail or standard at prow; the finest example of the type FORVM has seen and a rare obverse variety (full spelling for FELIX instead of FEL)
8 commentsJoe Sermarini
(20 votes)
Roman Empire, Agrippa, Struck c.A.D.38 under Caligula.227 viewsAgrippa, 43–12 BC.
AE as, Roma mint, Struck c.A.D 38.
Obv. M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head of Agrippa left, wearing rostral crown.
Rev. SC, Neptune standing half-left, arms draped, holding small dolphin and grounded trident.
RIC I : 58.
21,14g, 28mm.

Provenance: Numismatik Lanz, Auction 147, lot 254.
3 commentsapyatygin
(20 votes)
GREEK, Attica, Athens AR "New Style" Tetradrachm536 views(135-134 BC). Mened-, Epigeno-, and Diod(o)-, magistrates.
Obv.: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev.: Owl standing right, head facing, on amphora; magistrates’ names in fields; to left, Asklepios standing left, holding serpent-entwined scepter; B on amphora, ΓΛ below; all within wreath.
Thompson 348f (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 240 (same obv. die).
6 commentsMinos
(22 votes)
Roman Empire, Titus RIC II 108220 viewsTitus. 79-81 A.D. Rome Mint. 80 A.D. 1 Jan.-30 June. (3.24g, 18.6mm, 5h). Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head r. Rev: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, curule chair, above wreath. RIC II 108, BMC 66, RSC 318.

2 commentsLucas H
(22 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Titus268 viewsAR denarius
Rome mint, 80 AD
RIC 112 (C2), BMC 72, RSC 309
Obv - IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev - TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P; Dolphin coiled around anchor
2 commentsDavid Atherton
(22 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius I, Argenteus1441 viewsArgenteus struck in Antioch, 8th officina, c.299-305 AD
CONSTANTIVS CAESAR, Laureate head of Constantius right
VIRTVS MILITVM, Campgate, *ANTH* at exergue
3.40 gr
Ref : Cohen #318
Argentei struck in Antioch often give a larger head of the emperor than other mints
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For those who feel uncomfortable with this coin, there is also a discussion about it on the "classical numismatics board" :
20 commentsPotator II
(68 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Lugdunum, RIC 64 Bust Type G867 viewsObv:– VIRTVS PRO-BI AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, decorated with emperor riding past row of soldiers with shields
Rev:– ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive
Minted in Lugdunum (IIII) Emission 5 Officina 4. End A.D. 277 to Early A.D. 278
References:– Cohen 69. Bastien 256 (2 examples). RIC 64 Bust Type G (S)
Appear to be an obverse die match to the plate example in Bastien.

9 commentsmaridvnvm
(39 votes)
Roman Republic, Sergius Silius539 viewsM. Sergius Silus

Helmeted 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
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.
7 commentsJay GT4
(41 votes)
TEMPLE, Q.Cassius Longinus, Temple of Vesta850 viewsQ. Cassius Longinus -- AR Denarius. Head of Libertas right; LIBERT left, Q. CASSIVS right / Curule chair within temple of Vesta; urn to left and voting tablet inscribed AC to right. Crawford 428/2; Sydenham 918; Cassia 8.9 commentsfeatherz
(41 votes)
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 251239 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate bust right
Rev:– P M TR P XVIII COS IIII P P, Aesculapius standing front, head left, with serpent-entwined wand; globe on ground at right
Minted in Rome, A.D. 215
References:– BMCRE 103, RIC 251, RSC 302
4 commentsmaridvnvm
(15 votes)
GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater59 viewsFull ID:
SKYTHIA. Geto-Dacians. Koson, mid 1st century BC. Stater (Gold, 20 mm, 8.35 g, 12 h). KOΣΩN Roman consul accompanied by two lictors advancing left; before, monogram. Rev. Eagle standing left on scepter, holding wreath in its right talon. Iliescu 1. RPC I 1701A. A lustrous and very sharply struck example. Virtually as struck.

From an American collection, formed in the early 2000s.
Ex-Leu Numismatik, Web Auktion 9, Lot 97

This coin used to be slabbed and received 5/5 twice, see here:
3 commentsIstinpolin
(15 votes)
Roman Empire, Vespasian, RIC 1559118 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79. Denarius, 18mm, 3.34g. Antioch mint. Struck AD 72-73.
O: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII; laureate head of Vespasian right.
R: Vespasian in slow quadriga right, holding branch and scepter. RIC II 1559; RPC II 1931; RSC 643

The reverse commemorates Vespasian and Titus' Judaean triumph celebrated in Rome.
1 commentsNemonater
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus Antoninianus609 viewsProbus Antoninianus

Attribution: RIC V 651, Siscia
Date: AD 276
AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust r.
emperor stg. r. clasping hand of
Concordia, “P” between, XXI in
Size: 21.5 mm
Weight: 3.57 grams
5 commentsNoah
(15 votes)
GREEK, Rhodes (Rodos), AR drachm338 views6 commentsOptimus
(15 votes)
Howgego 670534 viewsSeverus Alexander --AE34, Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Laureate and cuirassed bust right; c/m: D with central pellet / Nike standing facing with wings spread, holding tabula ansata inscribed ELEV/QEPAC in two lines. SNG Levante -; SNG Levante Suppl. 197 (this coin); SNG France 992-994 (same dies); SNG von Aulock -; c/m: Howgego 670. Ex Eduardo Levante Collection. (featherz collection)5 commentsfeatherz
(17 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 157 Bust Type G355 viewsObv:– IMP PROBVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev:– ADVENTVS AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive
Minted in Rome (R thunderbolt S in exe) Emission 6 Officina 6. A.D. 280
Reference(s) – RIC 157 Bust Type G
1 commentsmaridvnvm
(17 votes)
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Aes grave Sextans.521 viewsAes grave sextans. Scallop shell.1 commentsPLINIUS
(17 votes)
Paulina, late wife of Maximinus I.413 viewsAR denarius (21 mm, 3.3 gm), Rome mint, 235-238 CE.
Obv: DIVA PAVLINA, veiled and draped bust right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, Paulina seated to left on peacock flying right.
RIC 2; RSC 2; Cohen 2; BMC 127; Sear 2369.
6 commentsEmpressCollector
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I/Philip the Arab - AR antoninianus339 viewsRome
247 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter
RIC 44b, C 169
3,9 g 22-21 mm

photo in higher resolution:
2 commentsJohny SYSEL
(19 votes)
GREEK, Baktrian Kingdom, Demetrious I Aniketos - Tetradrachm205 viewsObv: Within a circular dotted border, Diademed and draped bust of Demetrios right, wearing elephant skin head dress.

Rev: Herakles standing facing, crowning himself, holding club and lion skin; PK monogram to inner left; ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔHMHTPIOY (of King Demetrios) written in Greek on either side.

Bopearachchi Series 1C; SNG ANS 187; Mitchiner 103d; Qunduz 28-33; Sear 7526.

At 35mm and weighing nearly 17g, this specimen is one of the best extant examples with a huge flan size complete with dotted border.
4 commentsmitresh
(19 votes)
LUCANIA, Velia223 viewsLUCANIA, Velia. Circa 365-340 BC. AR Nomos (23mm, 7.57 gm). Head of Athena left, wearing Attic helmet decorated with a griffin; O behind neck / Lion walking right;  above. Williams 263 II (O151'/R203); SNG ANS 1296-7 (same dies); HN Italy 1284. VF, struck with deteriorating dies. Ex-Cng B10DV15E2 commentsecoli
(19 votes)
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RIC-10(a) Pupienus Clasped Hands834 viewsIMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
CARITAS MVTVA AVGG - (Mutual Clarity of the Emperors), clasped hands

This is the scarcer variant of RIC 10. Superb portrait. David Sear ANCCS certified.
From Forum ancient Coins
12 commentsjimwho523
(63 votes)
Tigress - Gallienus1319 viewsBronze antoninianus, RIC 230 (sole reign), EF, excellent portrait, 3.16g, 19.9mm, 0 deg, Rome mint, 260-268 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right; reverse LIBERO P CONS AVG, Tigress left looking up roaring; B in ex4 commentsJoe Sermarini
(23 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Denarius243 viewsSilver denarius, Rome, May - 13 Sept. 85 A.D. RIC 66a (read description below), BMC -; Ex Gorny & Mosch 125, lot 458
IMP·CAES·DOMIT·AVG·GERM·P·M·TR·P·IIII· laureate head right with aegis
IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P, Germania, naked to waist, wearing breeches, seated right on germanic oblong spiral decorated shield, mourning and resting head on left hand, right hand placed on shield at side; broken spear below

Extremely rare. RIC 66a is based on the B.M. coll. but not such coin is listed in the BMCRE vol. II later published, except a footnote questioning: "does the rev. legend .... occur with this reverse type?" Hence Ian Carradice omitting it from his thesis written in late '70's. At this moment I can only confirm the specimen from Leu 83 lot 751 struck from the same dies.

(29 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta AR Denarius, RIC 68300 viewsObv:– IMP CAES P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– PONTIF TR P COS II, Geta on horseback riding left, spearing enemy beneath.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 209
Reference:– BMC p. 359 17. RIC 68 (Rated Rare), RSC 130. Only 4 examples in RD so quite a rare coin on that basis.
3 commentsmaridvnvm
(31 votes)
Attica, Athens844 viewsAthens, ca. 449-413 BC. Silver tetradrachm.
Denomination : Silver tetradrachm.
Size : 23.7 x 24.3 mm Weight : 17.20 grams.
Reference : Sear-2526.
Grade : gVF and better centered than usual with a significant part of the crest showing.
Obverse : Head of Athena right.
Reverse : Owl standing right, with an olive sprig and crescent moon over its shoulder, with a AQE to the right.
Ex-Calgary Coin 1150
8 commentsecoli
(33 votes)
Exe: ST.
RIC Ticinum 46a
8 commentsroscoedaisy
(35 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, MAXIMUS sestertius RIC 13423 viewsRome mint, AD 236-238
MAXIMVS CAES GERM, Draped bust of Maximus right
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Maximus standing left with two standards behind him, SC in field
18.64 gr
Ref : RIC # 13, RCV #8411, Cohen #14
6 commentsPotator II
(46 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander Denarius785 viewsLaureate head of Severus Alexander right, IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG / Mars advancing right, MARS VLTOR. RIC 246; BMCRE 833.4 commentssocalcoins
(32 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I (308-324 AD), Follis - RIC 60231 viewsObv: IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing left, chlamys over shoulder, leaning on sceptre and holding Victory on globe. Eagle with wreath in beak below left.
Minted in Thessalonica (.TS.A. in exe), officina 1, 312-313 AD.
1 commentspierre_p77
(22 votes)
Thrace, Cherronesos.344 viewsThrace, Cherronesos. Ca. 400-350 B.C. AR tetrobol (13 mm, 2.40 g). Forepart of a lion right, looking back / Quadripartite incuse; monogram and letter in two quadrants. McClean 4122. EF. Ex-John C Lavender G50
1 commentsecoli73
(18 votes)
Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 084, Rome, IOVI-STATORI, Jupiter,692 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AR-Antoninianus, RIC IV-III 084, Rome, IOVI-STATORI, Jupiter,
avers:- IMP-GORDIANVS-PIVS-FEL-AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
revers:- IOVI-STATORI, Jupiter standing left, facing right, holding scepter and thunderbolt.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 21-23mm, weight: 3,71g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 241-243 A.D.(4th. Issue), ref: RIC IV-III-84, p-25, C-109, c3,
(16 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, Q. Thermus M.f. - Minucia-19185 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC. Q. Thermus M.f. 103 BC. Silver denarius (3.86 gm). Head of Mars left / Two warriors fighting, the one on the left protecting fallen comrade, the other wearing horned helmet, Q THERM M F in exergue. Crawford 319/1, Sydenham 592, Babelon Minucia 19, RCV 1973 commentsBud Stewart
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximinus I Thrax AR Denarius206 views235-236 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: PAX AVGVSTI - Pax standing left, holding branch upwards in right hand and transverse scepter with left.
RIC 12.
5 commentsMinos
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, AE Follis160 viewsAttribution: RIC 776 (RIC VI)
Mint: Trier, PTR
Date: 307-308 AD

Obverse: IMP C CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, Bust of Constantine right
Reverse: MARTI PATRI PROPVGNATORI, Mars advancing right, S/A in fields, PTR in exergue

Size: 24.6mm x 26.9mm
Weight: 6.49 grams
3 commentsAnemicOak
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus, AR Denarius219 viewsSEVERVS AVG PART MAX
Laureate head of Severus right

Victory hovering left holding open wreath with both hands over shield set on base

Rome 200 AD
Sear 6333
RSC 454
RIC 150

Fantastic old cabinet toning
3 commentsJay GT4
(22 votes)
Roman Empire, PHILIP I THE ARAB (244–249). Antoninianus. Rome. 262 viewsPHILIP I THE ARAB (244–249). Antoninianus. Rome.
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
She-wolf standing left, suckling twins Romulus and Remus.
RIC 15.
Ex Numismatik Lanz auction 40 (1987) Lot 783.
Weight: 5.5 g.
Diameter: 23 mm.
3 commentspaul1888
(18 votes)
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GREEK, QUASI-AUTONOMOUS, Bosporus, Rhescuporis II, Sestertius669 viewsAE 48 Nummi or Sestertius. 69-93 AD
Obv: King Rhescuporis II standing right, left foot on prisoner kneeling; on right, trophy; on left, another kneeling prisoner, hands tied behind his back.
Rev: Nike standing left, holding wreath and palm.
RPC 473
2 commentsjdholds
(45 votes)
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ROMAN IMPERATORS, Julius Caesar638 viewsR5384
ROMAN IMPERATORIAL: Julius Caesar, as dictator (49-44 BC). Silver denarius (4.04 gm). Mint moving with Caesar, 48–47 BC. Female head (Clementia?) right, wearing diadem, oak wreath and pearl necklace, numeral LII (52) behind / Trophy of Gallic arms consisting of a horned helmet, shield, mail cuirass, and carnyx, axe surmounted by animal´s head to right, CAE-SAR across lower field. Crawford 452/2. Sydenham 1009. CRI 11.

The obverse type, which probably depicts Clementia (clemency), symbolizes Caesar's leniency toward defeated enemies. The LII behind her head may indicate Caesar’s age (52) when these coins were struck. The reverse symbolizes Caesar's long years of campaigning in Gaul, where he cemented his reputation as a military commander of genius.
2 commentsgoldcoin
(29 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian kingdom, Pyrrhos507 viewsKings of Macedon Pyrrhos 278-276BC. AE Litra (23mm). Syracuse mint.
Head of Phthia left., veiled with acanthus; Rev. winged thunderbolt &
legend 'of King Pyrrhou'. Rare, finest style. EF+
4 commentsalexB
(27 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I VOT XX Heraclea649 viewsObv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG
Center field: VOT / X • X / star

Attribution: RIC VII Heraclea 60, minted 324 AD

From the collection of BenB
4 commentsBenB
(23 votes)
Probus!249 viewsProbus --AE (Silvered) Antoninianus. R: SOL INVICTO, Sol riding left in quadriga. Rome mint. 4 commentsfeatherz
(21 votes)
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Gloria Romanorvm- Constantinople- RIC 23297 viewsObv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG
Rev: GLORIA ROMANORVM Roma seated l. holding Victory on globe and scepter;
CONS in ex., in field l..

327-8 AD, 3.11g. officina =3(s),
RIC-23, C-263 (3 Fr.).
Reduced follis.

Scarce reverse type which was used on bronze coins only at Constantinople and on gold coins (mostly multiples) at Constantinople, Trier and Nicomedia. 0
4 commentswolfgang336
(19 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Ticinum RIC 347var. Bust type C front (PXXT)381 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the front
Rev:– CONSERVAT AVG, Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding globe
Minted in Ticinum (TXXT in exe) Emission 2 Officina 3. A.D. 276
Reference:– RIC 347 var. Bust type C (Not listed for this Bust Type in RIC)

It should also be noted that the draped and cuirassed bust seen from the front is scarcer in Ticinum than the one seen from behind.

(19 votes)
Hieron II * Equestrian Warrior, Syracuse, Sicily * 274-216 BC. Æ drachm272 views
Hieron II * Equestrian Warrior, Syracuse, Bronze drachm

Obv: Portrait head of the young Hieron II, hair bound with tainia, left-facing with wreath behind.
Rev: Mounted warrior galloping right with couched lance, cloak flowing behind. Α, below horse's raised right fore-leg.

Exergue: ΙΕΡΩNΟΣ

Mint: Syracuse
Struck: 274-216 BC.

Size: 28 mm.
Weight: 17.82 grams
Die axis: 270°

Condition: Gorgeous coin. Beautiful olive green patina, nicely centered and well-struck. Great relief and details. Rather illusory 'disfigurement' on the portrait, due to wear of the relief on the outer form of the ear. This ear is nevertheless still present and discernable on close inspection. A prize to my private collection.

B.M.C. 2.583
Sear GCATV, 1221(v), pg. 126
Calciati II, 195 (Ds 42), pg. 376

4 commentsTiathena
(17 votes)
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155 - Licinius - RIC VII Alexandria 018186 viewsAE Reduced Follis
Obv:– IMP C VAL LICINIVS P F AVG, Laureate head of Valens (?) right
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG, Jupiter, standing, head left, with Victory on globe, eagle with wreath at feet
Minted in Alexandria (K in left field | wreath over X over A in right field / ALE in exe.) in A.D. 316/7
References:– RIC VII Alexandria 18 (Scarce)
2 commentsmaridvnvm
(17 votes)
Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) (plate coin)385 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 27, 14.01g, 27.34mm, 45°
struck under governor Marcus Claudius Agrippa
laureate head r.
city-gate with three towers, all with three pinnacles, closed double-door
ref. a) not in AMNG:
cf. AMNG I/1, 1826 (for Diadumenian)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3383
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. (plate coin)
very rare, VF/EF, dark-brown patina, a wunderful coin!
16 commentsJochen
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Postumus - FIDES MILITVM552 viewsDouble sestertius. Obv.: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS PF AVG - Radiated and cuirassed bust right. Rev.: FIDES MILITVM, Fides standing left, holding two ensigns. Mint LVGDVNVM C. 74 - R.I.C. 1236 commentspostumus
(30 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximus Caesar, AR Denarius148 viewsMaximus 235-236 A.D.

RIC IV ii : 3
1 commentsBarry
(15 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Mark Antony & Octavian, RSC 8192 viewsMark Antony & Octavian 43 B.C.

3 commentsBarry
(15 votes)
GREEK, Seleukid Kingdom, King Seleucus I748 viewsTet 305-300BC 4 commentsalexB
(26 votes)
ATTICA, Athens407 viewsATTICA, Athens. Circa 168/5-50 BC. AR New Style Tetradrachm (30mm, 16.74 gm). Struck circa 136/5 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / A-QE, owl standing right on amphora; magistrates MI-KI and QEO-FRA; Nike in quadriga right in right field, M on amphora, SW below amphora; all within wreath. Cf. Thompson 315-323 (unlisted dies). EF, lightly toned. Ex -CNG STORE 8951 commentsecoli
(22 votes)
Valens RIC IX, Constantinopolis 25(b)330 viewsValens 364-378, brother of Valentinianus I
AV - Solidus, 4.42g, 21mm
Constantinopolis, Aug 24. 367 - Nov 17. 375
bust draped and cuirassed, head rosette-diademed r.
Emperor in military dress standing frontal, head to r., holding
standard with cross in r. hand, in l. hand globe with Victory holding wreath
exergue: star CONS wreath
RIC IX, Constantinopolis 25(b); C.34
R2; about EF

VALENS, killed 378 in the Battle of Adrianopolis against the Goths
2 commentsJochen
(22 votes)
Roman Empire, Gordian III Laetitia AR Antoninianus, RIC 86.158 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right .
LAETITIA AVG N, Laetitia standing right with wreath & anchor. RSC 121.
4 commentsBritanikus
(20 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I Follis, Siscia RIC #8789 viewsAE Follis , 308-324 AD, Siscia mint.
Obv: IMP LIC LICINIVS PF AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev:IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left holding Victory on globe and sceptre. Eagle at feet with wreath in beak , B left , SIS in exergue.
22mm, 3.6gm
RIC # 8
8 commentsjdholds
(54 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, CARACALLA RECTOR ORBIS286 viewsCaracalla, 199-200 AD. A superb Caracalla denarius with a youthful bust and a reverse, where the emperor is depicted as the fixer of the world. ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped & cuirrassed bust right / RECTOR ORBIS, Caracalla as Sol standing front, head left, holding globe and spear reversed. RIC 39b12 commentsHELEN S
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Herennius Etruscus, Rome mint, struck 250-251 AD, AE Sestertius295 viewsQ HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C bare-headed, draped and cuirassed bust right
PIETAS AVGVSTORVM, SC Priestly emblems
RIC 168a, Cohen 15

6 commentsdupondius
(18 votes)
BYZANTINE, Justin II - Large follis881 viewsJustin II; Follis ; 32.5 mm, 15.9 g; Regnal year 9 = 573 - 574 AD; Sear #372
DN IVSTINVS PP AVG - Justin on left and Sophia on right, seated facing on a double throne, both nimbate. He holds a globus cruciger [orb], she holds cruciform sceptre.
Mint of Cyzicus - KYZ in exergue.

Bruce''s collection
8 commentsbruce61813
(48 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian, Antoninianus. Rome RIC V (ii) : 162670 viewsObv: IMP DIOCLETIANVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVAT AVGG. Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; in exergue, XXIB.
2 commentsthe_Apostate
(39 votes)
Diocletian Follis364 viewsMy one and only Vauctions win!

Laur head right, IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG / Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right holding patera and cornucopiae in left, GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI; K in left field, V in right field, delta mint mark. RIC VI 54a (p. 620).
7 commentssocalcoins
(23 votes)
Domitian * Minerva with Owl, 81-96 AD. AR Denarius588 views
Domitianvs * Minerva with Owl, 88 AD. Silver Denarius
" ~ My service to the state is listed here ~ "

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VI * Domitian, Laureate head right facing.
Rev: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P – Minerva helmeted & armed right-facing, surmounting Rostrum, holding thunderbolt (or javelin) in right hand, arm raised to throwing position, and shield at the ready on left arm, her owl, facing, at her feet to the right.

Exergue: Occupied by capital-piece of rostrum column.

Mint: Rome
Struck: January-August 88 AD.

Size: 22 mm.
Weight: 2.96 grams
Die axis: 180°

Condition: Absolutely gorgeous. Beautiful bright, clear luster with tri-colored cabinet toning (rainbow effect) on the reverse.

RSC 236
RIC II, 108a
BMC 103(v)
Cohen 218(v)
Sear RCV I (2000), 2730(v), page 495

12 commentsTiathena
(30 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, VRBS ROMA Trier mint 426 viewsTR•S

2.32 g, 16.5 x 17.4 mm.
RIC VII:542 for Trier. Minted 332-333 AD.
OBv.: Roma left, VRBS ROMA.
REV.: Wolf suckling Romulus and Remus, TR•S in exergue.
2 commentsXLi
(49 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II, AE1 Thessalonica. RIC VIII : 225681 viewsObv: D N FL CL IVLIANVS P F AVG. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVB. Bull, head facing, standing right; above, two stars; in exergue, TESA between two laurel branches.
1 commentsthe_Apostate
(54 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, the Great, Ticinum mint, Captives253 viewsConstantine I the Great
AE Follis
Ticinum mint, Struck AD 319-320.
21mm, 3.4g 0o
obv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust right.
rev: Two captives seated at base of standard inscribed VOT XX, PT below.
4 commentsmihali84
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus denarius287 viewsRIC 257 (3,27 gm, 19 mm).
Mint of Rome, 204 AD.

Minted in honour of Ludi Saeculares.
Sharp & bold coin.

4 commentsneander
(19 votes)
Claudius RIC I, 38796 viewsClaudius, AD 41 - 54
AV - Aureus, 7.71g, 18mm
Rome 46/47
laureate head r.
Pax/Nemesis walking r., holding with l. hand caduceus
and point with it at snake at her feet; holding fold of the
robe before her chin
RIC I, 38; C.57; von Kaenel 628 (this specimen!)
R2; about VF
One of my favorite coins due to its pedigree:
ex. coll. Moritz Simon, Berlin
ex. Glandining & Co., London 1929, Nr.666
ex. Cahn, Ffm. 1930, Nr.232
ex. M&M, Basel

from Curtis Clay: Herbert Cahn, one of the greatest
German coin houses, had to flee from the Nazis to Switzerland

1 NEMESIS, Goddess of rightful distribution
2 CADUCEUS, holding caduceus to snake = welfare
3 The interpretation of N.'s gesture, holding fold of the robe to the chin as spitting in the neck and symbol for happiness, is doubtful. Rossbach thinks it may be a gesture of modesty!
This all stands for the politics of Claudius!
15 commentsJochen
(43 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Nero, sesterius639 viewsNero, Sestertius. On reverse the temple of Janus with closed doors. Nero was a pacifist, he was proud that during his reign there was peace, so the doors of the temple were closed. 3 commentsPLINIUS
(31 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Vespasian RIC 1559148 viewsAR denarius
Antioch mint, 72 AD
RIC 1559 (C), BMC 512, RSC 643
Obv - IMP CAES VESP AVG P M COS IIII; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev - No legend. Vespasian laureate, standing in triumphal quadriga, r., horses pacing, holding branch in r. hand and scepter in left
6 commentsDavid Atherton
(24 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus abdication follis of Rome. RIC VI:119b829 viewsObv: D N MAXIMIANO BAEATISS SEN AVG. Laureate bust, dressed in imperial mantle, right, and holding olive-branch and mappa.
Rev: PROVIDENTIA DEORVM QVIESS AVGG. Providentia standing right, extending right hand to Quies standing left, right hand holding branch, left leaning on sceptre; S - F across field; in exergue, R T.
RIC VI : 119b (R2)
2 commentsthe_Apostate
(65 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Diocletian Follis706 viewsLaur head right, IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG / Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, right holding patera and cornucopiae in left, GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI; K in left field, V in right field, delta mint mark. RIC VI 54a (Antioch).4 commentssocalcoins
(29 votes)
Tiberius RIC I, 29350 viewsTiberius 14 - 37
AV - Aureus, 7.64g, 19mm
Lugdunum 36/7
Livia(?) as Ceres/Pax sitting r. on throne with decorated feet,
holding olive-branch in l. hand and sceptre in r.,
2 lines below throne
Ref.: Giard Lyon, Group 3, 147 (Curtis Clay); RIC I, 29; C.15; BMCR 46; SRCV 1760; Calico 305a (S.3)
Rare, good F

The so-called TRIBUTE PENNY in gold!
3 commentsJochen
(20 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, antoninianus, Rome, RIC 157 Bust Type F600 viewsEmperor on horseback L, arm raised, ADVENTVS AVG, trampling captive. Rome mint, exe R crescent delta.
3 commentsRobert_Brenchley
(65 votes)
Diocletian RIC VI, Siscia 36500 viewsDiocletian 284 - 305
AR - Argenteus, 2.84g, 19mm
Siscia ca. 294/5
laureate head r.
The 4 emperors Diocletian, Constantius, Maximianus and Galerius
sacrificing over tripod before archway in six-turreted enclosure
RIC VI, Siscia 36; cf. C.488
R5 (before finding of the Sisak hoard!); EF uncirculated, from Sisak hoard(1953)
Referred clearly to Galerius' Danubian activities 293/6, struck for use by
military recipients above all (RIC)
added to

From RIC: The reverse type exemplifies the times of Diocletian with symbolic accuracy, for the Empire was in many parts reduced to walled cities and fortresses, and it was ruled by 4 men who recognized that in those desperate times their strength was derived from their conformity!

11 commentsJochen
(25 votes)
Caracalla RIC IV, 284325 viewsCaracalla AD 198 - 217
AR - Denar, 3.13g, 19mm
Rome AD 217
laureate head r.
Diana (or Luna?) with crescent on head and scarf flying
behind her, standing in bull-biga, driving l.
RIC IV, 284; C.396
Scarce; good EF
added to
5 commentsJochen
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, PROBUS. AE TETRADRACHM of Alexandria. Struck A.D.278 - 279. (Eirene)166 viewsObv:– A K M AVP PROBOC CEB, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– None, Eirene standing left, holding olive branch and transverse sceptre
Minted in Alexandria Egypt. Delta over L in left field. Year 4. A.D. 278-279
Milne 4578. Emmett 3986(4) R1. Curtis 1880. BMC 2415. Köln 3139. Dattari 5530.
1 commentsmaridvnvm
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Trier, RIC VII 303 (PTR)144 viewsConstantine I. AD 307/310-337. Æ Follis . Treveri (Trier) mint, 1st officina. Struck AD 321.CONSTANTINVS AVG Helmeted and cuirassed bust right / BEATA TRANQVILLITAS Globe set on altar inscribed VOT/IS/XX in three lines; three stars above; PTR. RIC VII 303
1 commentsAdrian W
(15 votes)
Galeria Valeria (RIC 110, Coin #445)139 views
RIC 110, AE Follis, Alexandria, 308 - 310 AD.
Obv: GAL VALERIA AVG Draped & diademed bust right.
Rev: VENERI VICTRICI (ALE) Venus standing left, holding apple
and lifting robe. K - Gamma over P in fields.
Size: 24.4mm 6.82gm

1 commentsMaynardGee
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Galeria Valeria-Nicomedia309 viewsAE Follis (24.8 mm, 7.1 gm). Nicomedia mint, 308-310 CE.
Obv: GAL VAL-ERIA AUG, diademed and draped bust right.
Rev: VENERI VI-CTRICI CMH, Venus standing facing, head left, holding apple and drapery; in exergue SMNGamma.
RIC VI 57; Sear 3730 var.
Submitted by Massanutten
1 commentsMassanutten
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius I, AE As384 viewsRIC 100, Cohen 83, BMC 149
12.04 g, 29 mm
S-C across field, Minerva standing right, brandishing spear and holding shield on left arm
Ex: HD Rauch Auction 87 Lot 353 (08-12-10)
6 commentsMark Z
(28 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Titus Tetradrachm351 viewsSilver tetradrachm

laureate head of Titus right

bust of Serapis right, wearing taenia, modius on head ornamented with branches of laurel, date LB (year 2) right

Alexandria mint, 29 Aug 79 - 28 Aug 80 A.D
12.254g, 25.4mm

Milne 456 - 457; Geissen 319; Dattari 426; cf. BMC Alexandria p. 34, 281 (year 3); Emmett 235


This is the Wildwinds example

Ptolemy Soter, wanting to integrate Egyptian religion with that of their Hellenic rulers, promoted worship of Serapis as a deity that would win the reverence of both groups alike. This was despite the curses of the Egyptian priests against the gods of previous foreign rulers (i.e Set who was lauded by the Hyksos). Alexander the Great had attempted to use Amun for this purpose, but Amum was more prominent in Upper Egypt, and not as popular in Lower Egypt, where the Greeks had stronger influence. The Greeks had little respect for animal-headed figures, and so an anthropomorphic statue was chosen as the idol, and proclaimed as the equivalent of the highly popular Apis. It was named Aser-hapi (i.e. Osiris-Apis), which became Serapis, and was said to be Osiris in full, rather than just his Ka (life force). Ptolemy's efforts were successful - in time Serapis was held by the Egyptians in the highest reverence above all other deities, and he was adored in Athens and other Greek cities.

4 commentsJay GT4
(23 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus denarius210 viewsRIC 146a (3,3 gm, 18 mm).
Mint of Rome, 198-200 AD.

Rare "Septimius' VIRTVS" type!
Denarius has a relief much higher
than it seems at photo!

2 commentsneander
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Severus Alexander, denarius163 viewsSeverus Alexander, 222-235, Silver Denarius, RIC-IV-II-250-C, struck 231-235 at Rome, 3.39 grams, 19.5 mm. EF

Obv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG - Laureate bust of Severus Alexander facing right
Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG - Annona standing left, holding two corn ears and cornucopiae, a modius on ground to left
3 commentssseverus
(18 votes)
MEDIEVAL, Spain, Kingdom of Leon and Castille, Ferdinand & Isabella, AN Double Excelente, Struck c.A.D.1479-1504.1071 viewsObverse: FERNANDVS : Z : ELISABET : DEI : GRA +. Crowned busts of Ferdinand & Isabella facing each other.
Reverse: SVB VMBRA ALARVM TVA. Haloed eagle of the evangelist John behind the crowned united coats of arms of Castile-Leon / Aragon-Sicily.

Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille united Spain and captured the beautiful Moorish city of Granada, thus completing the Reconquista of Spain. After the fall of the last Muslim kingdom, they turned their attention to exploration which led to the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus in 1492.

The gold Castellano weighing 4,6g was introduced in Castile by Enrique IV in 1475, the coin was highly valued and therefore called "excelente". In 1483 however, Barcelona and Valencia introduced the gold ducat of 3,5g. In 1497, in order to unify gold coin standards within Spain, a coinage act was passed and the Excelente of 3,5 g and 23,75 carat replaced the Castellano in Castile.
4 commentsgoldcoin
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, PROCOPIUS Ae3 NICOMEDIA Mint614 viewsBest portrait for this type4 commentsgb29400
(38 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla.252 viewsAR denarius. 213 AD. 3.48 gr. Laureate head right. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT. / Mars advancing left holding spear and trophy. MARTI PROPVGNATORI. RIC 223. RSC 150.

1 commentsbenito
(19 votes)
CONCORD MILIT RIC 481366 viewsAnt, 21mm, 2.97g.

Obverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Helmeted, radiate and cuirassed bust L, holding spear and shield.

Reverse: CONC-ORD-MILIT, Concordia standing L holding two standards.

E in L field, PXXI in exe.

Ticinium, 280-2.

EQUITAS series.

RIC 481, Common.
7 commentsRobert_Brenchley
(25 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Fausta AE Follis, Rome mint. R4, FDC.1008 viewsAE Follis. Bust of Fausta right FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG/Fausta standing holding Constantine II and Constantius II SPES REIPVBLICAE. Rome Mint. R4, the finest known Fausta bronze. Full copper mint lustre covered in a thin browny green patina. Simply superb.7 commentsLordBest
(76 votes)
Macedon, Alexander III, 336-323 BC217 viewsAlexander the Great (Greek:Μέγας Αλέξανδρος[1], Megas Alexandros; July 356 BC — June 11, 323 BC), also known as Alexander III, king of Macedon (336–323 BC), is considered one of the most successful military commanders in history, conquering most of his known world before his death; he is frequently included in a list along with Napoleon Bonaparte, Julius Caesar, and Ghengis Khan, as the greatest military strategists and tacticians who ever lived. Alexander is also known in the Zoroastrian Middle Persian work Arda Wiraz Nāmag as "the accursed Alexander" due to his conquest of the Persian Empire and the destruction of its capital Persepolis. He is known as Eskandar in Persian and even acclaimed during the construction of the Great Wall Sadd-e Eskandar by the Parthian Dynasty[citation needed]. He is often identified as Dhul-Qarnayn in Middle Eastern traditions and is called al-Iskandar al-Kabeer in Arabic, Sikandar-e-azam in Urdu, Skandar in Pashto, Dul-Qarnayim in Hebrew, and Tre-Qarnayia in Aramaic (the two-horned one), apparently due to an image on coins minted during his rule that seemingly depicted him with the two ram's horns of the Egyptian god Ammon. He is known as Sikandar in Urdu and Hindi, a term also used as a synonym for "expert" or "extremely skilled".

Following the unification of the multiple city-states of ancient Greece under the rule of his father, Philip II of Macedon, (a labour Alexander had to repeat twice because the southern Greeks rebelled after Philip's death), Alexander would conquer the Persian Empire, including Anatolia, Syria, Phoenicia, Gaza, Egypt, Bactria and Mesopotamia and extend the boundaries of his own empire as far as the Punjab. Alexander integrated foreigners (non-Macedonians, non-Greeks known as the Successors[2]) into his army and administration, leading some scholars to credit him with a "policy of fusion." He encouraged marriage between his army and foreigners, and practised it himself. After twelve years of constant military campaigning, Alexander died, possibly of malaria, typhoid, or viral encephalitis. His conquests ushered in centuries of Greek settlement and rule over distant areas, a period known as the Hellenistic Age. Alexander himself lived on in the history and myth of both Greek and non-Greek cultures. Already during his lifetime, and especially after his death, his exploits inspired a literary tradition in which he appears as a legendary hero in the tradition of Achilles.

Alexander III, 336-323 BC, Bronze AE18, Price-275, struck 336-323BC at Macedonia, 7.09 grams, 17.3 mm. Choice VF

Obv: Head of Herakles with a lion scalp headdress
Rev: Club above legend with bow and quiver below, thunderbolt above club, 'Delta' below quiver

A wonderful bronze issue from the lifetime of Alexander III 'the Great.' Perfectly centered and struck with minimal, if any, actual wear. Highly attractive.
Ex-Glenn Woods g28
(17 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC425 viewsAlexander III The Great Tetradrachm 323-320 BC, Amphipolis mint, 17.22 g

Head of Alexander as Herakles wearing lion skin headdress / Zeus enthroned holding sceptre and eagle, in left field Athena Promachos standing right, holding shield and spear
2 commentsRui S
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Sestertius526 viewsDefinitely one of the best portraits of Hadrian anywhere and I'm proud to call this coin my own!

Obverse: Laureate head of Hadrian facing right;
Reverse: COSIII SC, Roma seated facing left holding a cornucopia and victory.
Reference: RIC II 636, BMC III 1295.
3 commentspeterpil19
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Agrippa, Copper as, RIC I Caligula 58453 viewsAgrippa, Military commander, friend of Augustus, grandfather of Caligula, great-grandfather of Nero

Copper as, RIC I Caligula 58, SRCV I 556, superb EF, weight 10.34 g, maximum diameter 27.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 38 A.D.; obverse M AGRIPPA L F COS III, head left wearing a rostral crown; reverse Neptune standing half left, dolphin in right, trident in left, S - C across fields; bold high relief strike on a large flan with no wear, beautiful green patina, extraordinary portrait, spectacular!

Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a boyhood friend of Augustus and a renowned military commander on land and sea, winning the famous battle of Actium against the forces of Marcus Antonius and Cleopatra. Declared Augustus' successor, Agrippa's brilliant career ended when he predeceased Augustus in 12 B.C. He was married to Augustus' daughter Julia; father of Gaius and Lucius Caesars, Agrippa Postumus, Julia and Agrippina Senior; grandfather of Caligula, and great-grandfather of Nero.

7 commentsJoe Sermarini
(46 votes)
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030 - Vespasian Denarius - RIC 090385 viewsObv:– IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, Laureate Head Right
Rev:– PON MAX TR P COS VI, Pax seated left, holding olive branch, left hand at side
Reference RIC 90
7 commentsmaridvnvm
(26 votes)
GREEK, Lydian Half-Stater638 viewsCroesus 550BC2 commentsalexB
(21 votes)
BYZANTINE, Andronicus III Palaeologus (1328-1341) Assarion, Constantinople (Sear-2481)519 viewsObv: Three-quarter length figure of Andronicus facing, wearing crown and loros, and holding cruciform sceptre. Legend around - ANAPONIK AVTOKPATO (or similar, sometimes retrograde)
Rev: Cross anchored, with pellet in each angle.
(18 votes)
Tacitus, AD 275-276241 viewsAE antoninianus3 commentssocalcoins
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Antinous Medallion944 viewsHadrian favourite,Antinous,Medallion 40 gr,39 mm,very fine condition,very rare8 commentsjames
(30 votes)
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BEATA TRANQVILLITAS- RIC Trier 343578 viewsConstantine I

obv: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, Consular Bust of Constantine facing left
rev: BEATA TRAN-QVILLITAS, Altar inscribed VO/TIS/XX
RIC Trier 343- R4
2 commentswolfgang336
(27 votes)
Caracalla, Silver Denarius "Mars, the defender" * 196-217 AD *355 views
Caracalla, "Mars*, the defender."
AR Denarius
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT - Laureate head right
Rev: MARTI PROPVGNATORI – Mars advancing left, holding spear and trophy

Mint: Rome
Struck: 213 AD

Size: 18 mm.
Weight: 4.5 grams(?)
Die axis: 180 deg.

RIC IVi, 223 (s) Scarce; Cohen 150; D. Sear II, 6819; pg. 521

* Olympian
6 commentsTiathena
(24 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II, AE3 Heraclea 355-363 AD494 viewsJulian II, 355-363 AD AE3 * Scarce
Obv: FL CL IVLI-NVS P F AVG - Helmeted, diademed bust left, cuirassed holding spear and shield.
Rev: VOT X MVLT XX – ("I promise ten years and perhaps twenty." Obv: D N) Within wreath on four lines; in exe: HERACL•A.
Mint: Heraclea, struck: Between November 3rd 361 and June 26th 363 AD. Workshop A
Size: (c) 20mm. Weight: 2.95 grams. Patina: Very dark green, near-black: beautiful. Grade: VF
RIC VIII, 106. Scarce, page 438 - LRBC #1908.3.55g
4 commentsTiathena
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III - RIC 039 - Antoninianus - Virtus -Rome mint795 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left , holding spear & palm branch, chalmys on arm, shield against leg

AR Ant. Rome Mint 238 -240 AD Superb example of this boy emperor, and unbelievable reverse...
6 commentsjimwho523
(27 votes)
Roman Empire, Constantinus with HORSE unlisted coin Arelate Mint ***1353 viewsIMP CONSTANTINVS AVG
Cuirassed , laureated bust left with shield on arm, holding horse by bridle
Sol standing left
8 commentsgb29400
(24 votes)
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Votive- Heraclea RIC 60410 viewsConstantine I

SMHΔ in exergue
RIC 60- R5

Fully silvered!
7 commentswolfgang336
(34 votes)
MARKET, NERO, (Macellum Magnum)2638 viewsOrichalcum dupondius, RIC 400, S 1963 variety, VF, 13.65g, 28.9mm, 180o, Lugdunum mint, 64 A.D.; obverse NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P, laureate head left; reverse MAC AVG S C, front view of the Macellum Magnum (great market), two-story domed section with porticoes approached by steps with a dolphin on each side and containing statue of Neptune holding a long scepter on pedestal, wings of two stories of unequal height.

The Macellum Magnum was a shopping mall located on the Caelian Hill in Rome, dedicated by Nero in 59 A.D. It had flanking wings of slightly different construction and a central dome possibly 120 feet (36 meters) in diameter. Records indicate it was still open in the 4th century. Part of it may be incorporated into the church of S. Stefano Rotundo which stands today. It was the model for many medieval government buildings in Europe, all U.S. state capitols and the U.S. national capitol building.
5 commentsJoe Sermarini
(28 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Domna, Rome, RIC IV 574560 viewsJulia Domna AR Denarius
obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA. Draped bust right.
rev: PIETAS PVBLICA. Pietas standing facing, head left, both hands raised, lit altar left.
Struck 198-202 A.D. at Rome
RIC IV 574
Van Meter 40
7 commentsJericho
(25 votes)
Athena * Owl, Athenian AR Tetradrachm * 449-413 BC.491 views
Athena * Owl, Archaic style Athenian Silver Tetradrachm.

Obv: Head of Athena right-facing, archaic almond shaped eye, crested helmet engraved with three olive-leaves & floral scroll, wire necklace, circular earring, hair neatly drawn across forehead in parallel curves and which falls below the neck guard of the helmet in elegant, looped coils, neck truncated with row of dots.
Rev: AOE vertical in right field, Owl standing erect to the right, head facing, prong tail, feet resting on bottom line of the lower plane of the incuse, pellet in center of forehead; to left olive twig and crescent, all engraved within incuse square.

Exergue: (None)

Mint: Athens
Struck: 449-413 BC.

Size: 22.26 x 23.63 mms
Weight: 17.8 grams
Die axis: 90°

Condition: Absolutely gorgeous. Beautifully toned, bright, clear, lustrous silver with superb high-relief details both sides.

Sear, GC, 2526; Vol. I, pg. 236.

12 commentsTiathena
(25 votes)
Roman Empire, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, Follis, Trier153 viewsCommemorative Series. AD 330-354. Æ Follis (17mm, 2.61 g, 6h).
Treveri (Trier) mint, 2nd officina. Struck under Constantine I, AD 332-333. Helmeted and mantled bust of Roma left / She-wolf standing left, head right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; two stars above; TR•S. RIC VII 542; LRBC 65. EF, gray-brown patina.

From the collection of the MoneyMuseum, Zurich. Ex Münz Zentrum Köln 104 (6 September 2000), lot 613.
1 commentsLeo
(25 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Fully Silvered Antoninianus, Rome, RIC 158566 viewsProbus Fully Silvered Antoninianus, somewhat toned

RIC Rome 158

Radiate facing right, cuirassed with Medusa head breastplate.

Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive.

Angry horse!

This coin is part of the AEQVITI series, representing the trailing "I" for the Rome series.
3 commentsroscoedaisy
(22 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, NERO, AE AS578 viewsObv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG GERM - Laureate bust of Nero right.
Rev: S C, Victory alighting left, wings spread, holding shield (SPQR).
RIC I 351B
3 commentspostumus
(19 votes)
204a. Julia Paula168 viewsIVLIA CORNELIA PAVLA was the daughter of Julius Paulus, who was a Praetorian Praefect under Elagablalus. The Emperor Elagabalus, who arrived in Rome in the autumn of 219, was quickly becoming unpopular. It was probably Julia Maesa, his grandmother, who conceived the plan to marry him to a well-born Roman woman for two reasons: 1) to counter his public displays of homosexual and trans-sexual tendencies, and 2) to soften the disdain Romans felt for Syrians. She became the first wife of the fifteen-year-old Elagabalus 219, but was divorced only one year later, and returned to private life.

JULIA PAULA, wife of Elagabalus. Augusta, 219 AD. AR Denarius (20mm, 2.67 gm). Rome mint. Draped bust right / Concordia seated left holding patera; star in left field. RIC IV 211 (Elagabalus); RSC 6a. Toned;Ex-Cng
1 commentsecoli73
(19 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, AR Victoriatus, 211-206 B.C.1393 viewsSilver victoriatus, SRCV I 49, RSC I 9, Crawford 53/1, Sydenham 83, EF, Rome mint, 211 - 206 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Jupiter right; reverse ROMA, Victory right, crowning trophy with wreath in right.

The victoriatus is actually a drachm and was minted to facilitate trade with the Southern Italy Greeks, for which denarii were too new and perhaps not easily understood. Later when Rome's influence in South expanded, about 170 B.C., the production ceased.
3 commentsPhiloromaos
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Julia Mamaea AR Denarius. aFDC500 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint.Obv. IVLIA MAMAEA AVG draped and diademed bust right/ FELICITAS PVBLICA Felicitas seated left holding caduceus and cornucopia. RSC 24, RIC 338. Fully lustrous, aFDC2 commentsLordBest
(35 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Trajan AE Sestertius1265 viewsTrajan Sestertius with Trajan on horseback on the reverse. Rather nice green patina.8 commentsJan Terje Rafdal
(32 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Elagabalus, AR Antoninianus249 viewsAR Antoninianus, Rome Mint, A.D.218

Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Radiate draped bust of Elagabalus right.
Rev: P M TR P COS P P Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory and sceptre, shield at side.
Weight 5.15g

RIC.1 Sear RCV II 7493 RSC 125

1 commentsnemesis
(16 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian as Caesar RIC 271 (under Titus)206 viewsDomitian, denarius.
RIC II 271 (Titus), RSC 399a.
19 mm, 3.44 g.
Rome Mint, 80 AD.
Obv. CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate, bearded, head right.
Rev. PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Corinthian helmet on draped chair.

A significant set of coins was issued in 80 AD in conjunction with the divine propriation of the gods for the plague and fire in Rome and the eruption of the Vesuvius. The coins refer to a special religious feast to please the gods. The religious rites required that the sacred couches of the gods (pulvinaria), be set out with emblems of the deity placed on the couch. There are several such representations on the coins of Titus and Domitian, like this denarius with a helmet on a draped couch (Minerva).
2 commentsMarsman
(16 votes)
Exe: ANT
Left Field: Delta over K
Right Field: Epsilon over V
Officina: DE

RIC Antioch 55a
4 commentsroscoedaisy
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Licinius I Follis, Thessalonica RIC 60454 viewsObv:– IMP LIC LICINIVS P F AVG, Laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG NN, Jupiter standing left, chlamys across left shoulder, leaning on sceptre, Victory on globe in right hand; eagle with wreath to left
Minted in Thessalonica (•TS•A• in exe)
Reference:– RIC VI Thessalonica 60
1 commentsmaridvnvm
(39 votes)
RI 152j img.jpg
152 - Maxentius - RIC VI Aquilea 113222 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate Bust right
Rev:– CONSERV VRB SVAE, Roma seated left, on shield in tetrastyle temple, right hand handing globe to Maxentius (in military dress standing right) left hand holding sceptre; seated captive between; victories as acroteria; wolf and twins in pedament
Minted in Aquilea (AQP in exe.) between 25th July 306 A.D. – Autumn 307 A.D.
References:– RIC VI Aquilea 113 (C)
5 commentsmaridvnvm
(23 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Antioch, RIC VII 86562 viewsConstantine I AE3
obv: CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG. Diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
rev: GLORIA EXERCITVS. Two soldiers standing, facing each other, each holding spear and shield, either side of two standards.
exergue: SMANA
Struck 330-335 A.D. at Antioch
Van Meter 93
From the collection of Jericho
3 commentsJericho
(23 votes)
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RIC-039 Gordian III Virtus335 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left , holding spear & palm branch, chalmys on arm, shield against leg

AR Ant. Rome Mint 238 -240 AD
5 commentsjimwho523
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I the Great, Campgate RIC VII: 63. Antioch mint364 viewsConstantine I the Great
Antioch mint, AD 325-326
3.55g 19mm 8o
RIC VII: 63. R4 ex rare
(17 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome RIC 164 var. Bust type G (Rome) (RΓ)367 viewsObv:– IMP C PROBVS AVG, Radiate, helmeted, cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
Rev:– ADVENTVS PROBI AVG, Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre; at foot, captive
Minted in Rome (RΓ in exe) Emission 2 Officina 3. A.D. 277
Reference(s) – RIC 164 var. Bust type G (Not listed for this emission in RIC)
(17 votes)
RIC-156 Gordian III Victory241 viewsIMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VICTORIA AETERNA - Victory standing left, leaning on shield, and holding palms. Captive under shield

Choice EF, fifth issue
RIC-156, Cohen-353, Sear-2463
1 commentsjimwho523
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, AGRIPPA AS1473 viewsObverse: M AGRIPPA L F COS III - Head left. Reverse: SC - Neptune standing, holding trident and dolphin. Rome Mint: AD 37-41. RIC I Caligula 58, Cohen 313 commentspostumus
(51 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, Silver Denarius "Mars, the defender" * 196-217 AD *658 views
Caracalla, "Mars*, the defender."
AR Denarius
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT - Laureate head right
Rev: MARTI PROPVGNATORI – Mars advancing left, holding spear and trophy

Mint: Rome
Struck: 213 AD

Size: 18 mm.
Weight: 4.5 grams(?)
Die axis: 180 deg.

RIC IVi, 223 (s) Scarce; Cohen 150; D. Sear II, 6819; pg. 521

* Olympian
(34 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Gratian280 viewsAE follis. Siscia 367-375 AD. 2,52 grs. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. D N GRATIANVS P F AVG / Gratian standing right, holding labarum inscribed with Chi-rho and holding captive by hair. GLORIA ROMANORVM. Left field Q, right K over P. In exergue
delta SISCR
RIC Siscia 14 c ( xxix)
2 commentsbenito
(28 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 157, Bust type F364 viewsProbus Antoninianus
obv: IMP PROBVS AVG. Radiate & cuirassed bust right.
rev: ADVENTVS AVG. Probus on horseback, left, raising right hand, sceptre in left, captive at foot of horse.
exergue: R half-crescent Δ
Struck 276-282 A.D. at Rome
RIC 157
Van Meter 6
2 commentsJericho
(39 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Trier, RIC VII 303 (STR)550 viewsConstantine I AE3
obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Helmeted & cuirassed bust right
rev: BEATA TRANQVILLITAS VOTIS XX. Globe on altar inscribed VOT IS XX
exergue: STR
Struck 321 A.D. at Trier
Ex Langcroft Hoard

2 commentsmaridvnvm
(36 votes)
079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0012b, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, DACIA, Dacia standing left, #1317 views079 Traianus Decius (249-251 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0012b, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, DACIA, Dacia standing left, #1
avers:- IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right
revers:- DACIA, Dacia standing left, holding draco standard or vertical staff surmounted by ass's head.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 22-24mm, weight: 4,76g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: , ref: RIC IV-III 12b, RSC 16,
(15 votes)
202. CARACALLA259 viewsCARACALLA. 198-217 AD.

The emperor visited Alexandria for intellectual and religious reasons, staying at the Serapeum and being present at the temple's sacrifices and cultural events. Earlier, during the German war, the emperor visited the shrine of the Celtic healing-god Grannus. Caracalla also visited the famous temple of Asclepius in Pergamum and fully participated in its program, which involved sleeping inside the temple compound and having his dreams interpreted.

It was this religious devotion that led to Caracalla's murder in 217. Although suspicious of the praetorian prefect Macrinus, Caracalla allowed himself to be accompanied by only a small, select corps of bodyguards on an early spring trip from the camp at Edessa to the temple of the moon-god at Carrhae, about 25 miles away. During the journey back on 8 April 217, Caracalla was killed. The returning guards claimed the emperor was ambushed while defecating, and that the alleged assassin was one of their own, a soldier named Martialis. Martialis was himself killed by the avenging guards, or so the story went. Suspicion was strong that Macrinus arranged the entire affair.

Caracalla's violent end seemed appropriate for an emperor who, early in his reign, had his own brother killed. Yet the moralizing about fratricide by both ancient and modern historians obscures the energetic, reformist and even intellectual character of Caracalla's reign. Some of the reforms, especially the pay raise for soldiers, would prove burdensome for future emperors, but the changes brought about in the little more than five years of Caracalla's sole rule would have long-lasting implications throughout the empire for generations to come.

AR Denarius (19mm, 3.11 gm). Struck 215 AD. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / P M TR P XVIII COS IIII PP, Sol standing left, radiate, raising right hand and holding globe. RIC IV 264a; BMCRE 139; RSC 288. EF
Ex - CNG
2 commentsecoli73
(16 votes)
Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I. Augusta, 244-49 CE.307 viewsAR Antoninianus (22 mm, 4.53 gm). Rome mint, 245 CE.
Obv: MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed, draped bust right on crescent.
Rev: PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia veiled, seated left, drawing veil with hand and holding scepter.
RIC 123c; Sear 2632; RSC 53; Cohen 53.
(16 votes)
laureate head right

R wreath S in ex.
Moneta standing left with scales and cornucopiae

Rome 306 AD
Rome RIC VI 132b
See notes below

This is the Wildwinds example

Notes: RIC lists these types as being produced in two periods,
the second period (coins are identical in all respects) being struck in Autumn 306, and also listed as RIC 158a and
3 commentsJay GT4
(21 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Antoninianus, Serdica, RIC 862, Bust Type H560 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in a spread quadriga facing, radiate, cloak billowing out behind, raising right hand, holding whip in left
Minted in Serdica (KAB in exe)
RIC 862 Bust type H (Common).
1 commentsmaridvnvm
(39 votes)
Roman Republic- Sergius Silius222 viewsRoman Republic- Sergius Silius
M. Sergius Silus

Helmeted head of RomA right
EX SC before,ROMA and XVI in monogram behind

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

Sear 163, RRC 286/1

A second of the type for a challenge. This has more wear but the strike retains the leg of the rider on the reverse and is centered to show more of the EX SC legend. Vote your preference.
2 commentsdougsmit
(26 votes)
ROMAN IMPERATORS, Octavian, Triumvir and Imperator, Silver Denarius, SRCV I 1558, RSC I 123, RIC I 267, Sear CRI 422, BMCRR 4348130 viewsSH16777. Silver denarius, SRCV I 1558, RSC I 123, RIC I 267, Sear CRI 422, BMCRR 4348, EF, lustrous, weight 3.781g, maximum diameter 20.9mm, die axis 180o, Italian (Rome?) mint, obverse bare head of Octavian right; reverse IMP CAESAR on architrave of the Actian arch, depicted as a single span surmounted by a large statue of Octavian in a facing triumphal quadriga; mirror luster, slight rainbow toning, struck flat on the top edge of the reverse, banker's marks
3 commentsJoe Sermarini
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Dupondius324 viewsRIC II 706 (new), 393 (old) Rome, 90-91 A.D.
15.7 gm, 30 mm
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S - C. Virtus standing right with spear and parazonium, foot set on helmet.
6 commentsMark Z
(28 votes)
122 Constantine Sicia RIC 84~0.JPG
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I, Siscia RIC 84682 viewsAE3, 319 AD
Obv: CONSTANT-INVS AVG, Cuirassed bust left wearing high crested helmet and holding shield and spear.
Rev: VICT(dot) LAETAE PRINC PERP, Two Victories holding shield inscribed VOT/PR over alter.
(dot) ASIS(dot) in exergue.
19mm, 3.8 gm.
RIC 84, Rated R1
5 commentsjdholds
(24 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Valerian I, Antioch, RIC V (Part 1) 285334 viewsValerian Antoninianus
obv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG. Radiate and draped bust right.
rev: PIETAS AVGG. Valerian and Galliernus standing facing each other, sacrificing over altar.
Struck 255-256 A.D. at Antioch
RIC V 5 (part 1) 285
Van Meter 54
(20 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Carinus AE Ant - Rare Possibly Unpublished Variant662 viewsAE Antoninianus. Siscia. M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right/ FIDES MILITVM Fides standing left holding two standards, star P in right field, XXI in ex. CHEF. Rare, possibly unpublished variant.
2 commentsLordBest
(30 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelianus As/Sestertius541 viewsAurelian As or Sestertius, struck 270-275 AD at Rome mint.
Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG, emperor and empress clasping hands, above and between them bust of Sol right.
Ø 23-26 mm, 7.14 g
RIC 80 var. (no mintmark in exergue)

1 commentsPscipio
(15 votes)
GREEK, Attica, Athens, Athena and Owl360 viewsAttica, Athens, (449-413 B.C.), AR-Tetradrachm, Sear 2526, Athena and Owl,
Obv:– Head of Athena right, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll
Rev:– owl standing right, head facing, to right AΘE in large lettering, to left olive sprig and crescent
diameter: 23mm, weght: 17,19g , axis- h,
mint: Attica, Athens, date: 449-413 B.C., ref.:Sear 2526,
4 commentsquadrans
(16 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Florian, Antoninianus, Lugdunum, RIC 16, Bust Type C606 viewsObv:– IMP C M AN FLORIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGVSTI, Mars advancing right, holding a shield and spear, treading down captive.
Minted in Lugdunum (IIII in exe.) Emission 3 Officina 4, between September to October 276 A.D.
References:– Cohen 107. Bastien 150 (31 examples). RIC 16 Bust type C
4 commentsmaridvnvm
(33 votes)
Faustina II denarius390 viewsFAVSTINA AVGVSTA
Draped and diad. bust right

Juno seated holding patera and sceptre, peacock at feet

Rome 161-175 AD

Sear 5257
RIC 698
RSC 145


A more mature Faustina

Ex-CNG catalog May 22, 2002 part of Lot 1711
From the Jurgen K. Schmidt collection

SOLD! Forum Auction February 2020
4 commentsJay GT4
(22 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I -SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI- Rome RIC 349606 viewsConstantine I, 312-313 AD. AE Follis
Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS PF AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI [The senate and the Roman people to the highest prince] Legionary eagle between two vexella
in ex R P
Rome RIC 349

from the collection of Victor
My Constantine Website
1 commentsVictor
(39 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS Denarius, RIC 265, Severus in Toga231 viewsOBV: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
REV: FVNDATOR PACIS, Septimius, togate and veiled, standing left holding olive branch
18mm, 3.3g

Minted at Rome, 202-210 AD

(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta denarius242 viewsAttribution: RIC 23, C 206
Date: AD 209-211
PONT, draped & cuirassed bust r.
(seen from behind)
Reverse: VICT AETERN, Victory
Flying l., holding open wreath in
both hands over shield set on low
Size: 18.4 mm
Weight: 3.48 grams
8 commentsNoah
(17 votes)
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Roman Empire, Numerian - PACATOR ORBIS - Bust Type F - RIC unlisted (Lugdunum)696 viewsObv:– IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PACATO-R ORBIS, Emperor advancing right, holding shield and sword, captive, cowering beneath
Minted in Lugdunum (C in exe) Emission 9 Officina 3. Summer A.D. 284
Reference:– Cohen 41 (30 F). Bastien 618 (2 examples). RIC Unlisted.
4 commentsmaridvnvm
(17 votes)
Ric-003 GordianIII - Pax241 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
PAX AVGVSTI - Pax standing front, head left, holding olive-branch upward with right hand and left hand a transverse scepter.
Rome mint: AD June 12, 238-Dec 238 (1st Issue, 3rd officina) = RIC IViii, 3, page 16 - Cohen 173
Exceptional EF!!
(17 votes)
Constantine I RIC VII, Sirmium 48543 viewsConstantin I the Great, AD 307 - 337
AE - AE 3, 3.55g, 19mm
Sirmium 1. officina, 324 - 325
laureate head r.
Victory advancing r., holding trophy in r. hand and
palmbranch in l. hand, spurning captive sitting on ground to r.
exergue: SIRM
RIC VII, Sirmium 48; C.487; LRBC 802
about EF, flan crack at 6 o'clock
3 commentsJochen
(29 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Decius Antoninianus157 viewsObverse: IMP C M Q
radiate, draped, and cuirassed
bust r.
Reverse: DACIA, Dacia stg. l.
4 commentsdougsmit
(18 votes)
GREEK, Macedonian Kingdom, Alexander III Drachm, Colophon.420 viewsALEXANDER III. THE GREAT - DRACHM - COLOPHON - ZEUS - HERAKLES - SPEAR HEAD - STAR

Alexander III. The Great. Struck at Colophon. AR Drachm.

Obv. Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin right.
Rev. ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ Zeus seated left with sceptre and eagle. left in field star, right in field spear head.

Condition: almost extremely fine. 4.2 g., 18 mm. Price 1759
5 commentsPhiloromaos
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, VALERIAN I AS RIC 195178 viewsRome mint, AD 255-258
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. S - C in field
10.0 gr
Ref : RIC # 195, RCV # 10032, Cohen # 96

Although it's not superb, I posted this example here as it's far better than the one shown on Wildwinds. It's quite rare and I don't remember seeing a better one during the last few years.
4 commentsPotator II
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus163 viewsSeptimius Severus Denarius "Dea Caelestis"

Laureate bust of Septimius Severus right.
Dea Caelestis in elaborate headdress riding
right on lion, holding thunderbolt & scepter,
below, water gushing from rocks.
IN CARTH in exergue.

RIC 266, RSC 222, BMC 335. Rome Mint.
A.D. 202 - A.D. 210
3.2gm 19mm
1 commentsgoldenancients
(17 votes)
GREEK, Pamphylia, Aspendos, stater380 viewsPAMPHYLIA, Aspendos. Circa 380-325 BC. AR Stater (22mm, 10.70 g). Two wrestlers grappling; LF between / Slinger to right; triskeles in field. Teken Series D; SNG France 105; SNG von Aulock 4565. Good VF, uneven strike, reverse a little porous.
(17 votes)
213 AD - Caracalla 198-217 AD - Hercules298 viewsANTONINVSPIVSAVGBRIT - laureate head right
PMTRPXVICOSIIIIPP - Hercules, naked, standing left, holding branch, club, and lionskin

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

Beautiful portrait of this "mad" emperor, with a wonderful depiction of hercules. Ex HJB
3 commentsjimwho523
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Valerian I, AE 28, Anemurium Cilicia, SNG Lev 520 (this coin)556 viewsValerian I AE 28mm from Anemurium in Cilicia (SNG Lev 520 = this coin).

Dating to 255-6 AD this large provincial features a rather startled looking portrait of Valerian, crude yet somewhat charming.
3 commentsmauseus
(27 votes)
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GREEK, Pantikapaion Issue470 viewsObv/ Bearded Head of Old Pan r.
REV/ PAN; Fore-part of griffon l.; sturgeon fish below
21 mm
A remarkable example of this issue from the Greek colony of Miletos in the Black Sea.
1 commentsMayadigger
(21 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine I the Great, Thessalonica, RIC VII 154670 viewsI have seen better gates, but the portrait is quite stunning. I will regret selling this for the rest of my life.
3 commentsjbaran
(43 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, JULIA MAESA Denarius, RIC 254319 viewsRome mint AD 218-220
IVLIA MAESA AVG, Bust of Maesa right
IVNO, Juno standing left holding patera and sceptre
3.48 gr
Ref : RIC # 254, RCV #7750, Cohen #16
3 commentsPotator II
(25 votes)
GREEK, Brutus, Koson, Stater FDC122 viewsRPC 1701A
8.44 grams
Richard T3
(16 votes)
ROMAN REPUBLIC, C. Licinius L.F. Macer, AR Denarius197 views84 BC
3.75 - grams
Obv.: Diad. Bust of Apollo l., viewed from behind, brandishing thunderbolt.
Rev.: Minerva in quadriga r., holding spear and shield, C LICIINIVS L F / MECER IN EX.
Sear #274: RRC 354/1, CRR 732
Richard M10
(17 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Commodus denarius - RIC 666553 viewsObv:– L AVREL COMMODVS AVG, Young Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P IIII IMP III COS II P P, Victory seated left, holding patera and palm-branch
Minted in Rome in Spring A.D. 179
Reference RIC III (Marcus Aurelius) 666, Cohen/RSC 775. BMCRE 801. Szaivert, MIR 18 457-14/30;
Commodus, as joint Augustus with Marcus Aurelius
3 commentsmaridvnvm
(17 votes)
India, Satavahana: Vasisthiputra Sri Pulumavi (78-114) AR Drachm (MCSI-146)223 viewsObv: King's bust right, with large nose, elaborate hair style and large earrings. Sanskrit Prakrit legend in Brahmi - Siri Pulumavisa Rano Vasithiputasa
Rev: Satavahana symbol + hill; above - sun + moon symbols; below - water symbol. Telugu Prakrit legend in Brahmi - Arahanaku Vahitti makanaku Tiru Pulumaviku
1 commentsSpongeBob
(18 votes)
RI 136f img~1.jpg
ROMAN EMPIRE, Numerian - PACATOR ORBIS - Bust Type F - RIC unlisted (Lugdunum)423 viewsObv:– IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PACATO-R ORBIS, Emperor advancing right, holding shield and sword, captive, cowering beneath
Minted in Lugdunum (C in exe) Emission 9 Officina 3. Summer A.D. 284
Reference:– Cohen 41 (30 F). Bastien 618 (2 examples). RIC Unlisted.
2 commentsmaridvnvm
(18 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Rome, RIC 204 - Bust type H (R in exe)356 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, bust left in imperial mantle, holding scepter surmounted by eagle
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in quadriga riding left, holding globe and whip
Minted in Rome (R in exe) Emission 2. A.D. 277
Reference(s) – RIC 204 Bust type H
Weight 5.63 gms.
Size 23.25 mm
(19 votes)
GREEK, Italy, Campania - Neapolis961 viewsAR Nomus, Neapolis (Naples) mint, c. 300 - 275 B.C.
Obverse: Diademed head of nymph right, wearing triple-pendant earring, grape bunch behind.
Reverse: Man-faced bull standing right, head facing, being crowned by Nike flying right, NEOΠOΛITΩ[N] below.
Weight 7.25 g, Maximum Diameter 21.9 mm, Die Axis 315o.
SNG ANS 317, HN Italy 579, Ex CNG e-auction 92 lot 3;

Neapolis (modern day Naples) was an early Rhodian colony, originally named Parthenope. Its name was changed to Neapolis in ca. 450 BC. The obverse of this issue represents the Siren Parthenope who was the local goddess of Neapolis. The man-headed bull reverse was a type shared by a number of Campanian cities and may have generally been understood as representing Acheloös, the father of Sirens. The name of Acheloös appears in cults throughout the Greek world and in mythology as the archetypal river-god and may have been used in this context in Campania.
(61 votes)
Roman Empire, Philip I Sestertius472 viewsIMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Laureate bust right

Victory advancing right holding wreath and palm


244-5 AD

RIC 192a
Sear 9021


SOLD Forum Auction April 2019
4 commentsJay GT4
(22 votes)
GREEK, Apollonia Pontika828 viewsDiobol of Apollonia Pontika. Circa 400 BC. Reference: BMC 150-1. From the collection of Ghengis Jon.1 commentsGhengis_Jon
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, City Commemorative, Urbs Roma, VRBS ROMA Wolf and Twins AE3681 viewsObverse: VRBS-ROMA Helmeted hear of Roma left
Reverse: Wolf and Twins left, branch between two stars above
Exergue: TRP
Mint: Trier
Attribution: RIC VII Trier 561
Rarity: C3
A common coin but one that I'm fond of.
5 commentsmauseus
(28 votes)
GREEK, Attica, Athens, 393 - 370 BC, AR Tetradrachm 409 viewsObv:– Head of Athena right with eye seen in true profile, wearing crested helmet ornamented with three olive leaves and floral scroll
Rev:– owl standing right, head facing, to right AΘE in large lettering, to left olive sprig and crescent
Minted in Athens from . c. B.C. 393 - 370.
Reference:– Flamen p. 126, 1 (Pi I); Svoronos Athens plate 19, 17; SNG Cop -

Transitional style tetradrachms include all of the wide spectrum of variants with the eye in profile issued after the classic "old style" almond eye tetradrachms but before the broad thinner flan "new style" tetradrachms. Recent research has classified variations of the transitional style - Pi Type, Quadridigité Style, Heterogeneous Style and sub-groups of the styles, and proposed chronologies for the different styles and groups.

This coin is the earliest transitional type, the first Pi style type, essentially identical to the "old style" with the exception of the eye in profile. The "Pi" designation is based on the P shape of the floral spiral and palmette ornamentation on the helmet bowl. The coin can be classified as Pi style, group 1. The floral ornament on examples this early do not yet resemble Pi.

16.699g, 13.1mm, 270o
2 commentsmaridvnvm
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, ANTONINUS PIUS sestertius , RIC 626 193 viewsÆ Sestertius (23.82g, Ø 33mm, 11h), Rome mint, Struck AD 140-144.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS II!, laurate head right
Rev.: S C, Spes advancing left, holding a flower and raising her dress.
RIC 626; BMC 1289; Cohen 754; Strack 871; Banti 367 (10 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins & Their Values II) 4223.
ex Lodge Antiquities (UK, 2015)
Charles S
(16 votes)
Roman Empire, Probus Antoninianus 276-282 RIC 187140 viewsProbus Antoninianus 276-282 RIC 187
(19 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus, Coded Mule: obv Maximian & rev Diocletian532 viewsobv legend: IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG rev legend: CONSERVATOR AVGG
obv RIC # RIC V pII 580 / rev RIC # RIC VpII 263var
exergue: X X I gamma dot B I dot
from the collection of cscoppa for more information see the article in the reference section about: "The Siscia MULE"
(27 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximus, Rome mint, struck 236-238 AD, Æ Sestertius309 viewsMAXIMVS CAES GERM bare-headed and draped bust right
PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, S-C Maximus standing left
RIC 13, Cohen 14 (10 Fr.)
(20 votes)
Constantine I Gloria Exercitvs.jpg
GLORIA EXERCITVS- Constantinople289 viewsEx. Forum- Bronze AE3, RIC 22, VF, 2.82g, 19.4mm, 180o, Constantinople mint, 327-328 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTI-NVS MAX AVG, rosette diademed head right; reverse GLORIA EXERCITVS, Soldier standing left, head right, resting left hand on shield and holding inverted spear in right, Γ in left field, CONS in exergue; soldier's face on reverse not fully struck; rare typewolfgang336
(20 votes)
BYZANTINE, ISAAC II AE Tetarteron S-2005 DOC5593 viewsFacing bust of the Archangel Michael beardless and nimbate, wearing loros and holding sceptre with trifoil device. and Rev Bust of Isaac facing wearing crown and loros and holding cruiciform sceptre and akakia. 21mm Nice Very Fine! **** Note the trifoil device that Archangel Michael holds.***** DOC 5a.1 2 commentsSimon
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip II Sestertius 210 viewsRIC IVc 267a Rome, C 18
19.54 g, 27 mm x 29 mm
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back
LIBERALITAS AVGG III, SC in ex., Philip I and II seated left on curule chairs, extending right hands, Philip I, nearest the viewer, also holds short sceptre downwards.
1 commentsMark Z
(15 votes)
BYZANTINE, Leo VI, AE Follis, AD 886 - 91296 viewsLeo VI, AE Follis, Constantinople.
Obv: LEON bASILEVS ROM, crowned bust facing with short beard, wearing chlamys, holding akakia
Rev: LEON EN QEO BA SILEVS R OMEON legend in four lines.
Sear 1729, DOC 8
Franz-Josef M
(22 votes)
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelian313 viewsOBVERSE: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: CONCORDIA MILITVM, Emperor standing right, clasping hand of Concordia, standing left; ✱P in exergue

References: RIC 216, SISCIA 270-275AD
rick fox
(18 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, PHILIP I, antoninianus, RIC 15175 viewsRome mint, AD 248, 2nd officina
IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
SAECVLARES AVGG, She wolf left, suckling Romulus and Remus, II at exergue
3.7 gr
Ref : RCV # 8957, RIC # 15, Cohen # 178
1 commentsPotator II
(17 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius, Silver Denarius76 viewsStruck 165 AD, Rome mint, 19mm, 3.5g, VF, RIC III 142

OBVERSE: Laureate head of Marcus Aurelius, bearded, right. M[ARCUS] [AURELIUS] ANTONINVS AVG[USTUS] ARMENIACVS (Marcus Aurelius Antonius, the Revered One, Conqueror of the Armenians).

REVERSE: Goddess of the grain supply to the city of Rome, Annona, standing front, head left, holding corn-ears in right hand and cornucopias in left hand; on left, modius (cylindrical headdress so called for its resemblance to the unit measure of grain); on right, ship. P[ONTIFEX] M[AXIMUS] TR[IBUNICIA] P[OTESTATE] XIX IMP[ERATOR] III COS III (Highest Priest, Tribune of the People for the 19th time, Imperium for the 3rd year, Consul for the 3rd time).
Michael H4
(15 votes)

Venus standing left holding apple and rudder, around shaft of which dolphin is entwined

Rome 148-152 AD


Sear 4708

Delicate portrait with an elegant Venus
Faustina II was the daughter of Antoninus Pius, wife of Marcus Aurelius and mother of Commodus.

SOLD! Forum Auction February 2020
2 commentsJay GT4
(21 votes)
Roman Empire, Augustus, Posthumous As282 viewsDivus Augustus Æ As. Commemorative by Tiberius. DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER, radiate head left / Eagle standing on globe facing, wings spread, head right, S C at sides. RIC 82

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4 commentsRandygeki(h2)
(26 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Augustus AE As Eagle on Globe133 viewsDivus Augustus. Died AD 14. Æ As (10.24 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck under Tiberius, circa AD 34-37. Radiate head left / Eagle standing facing, head right, on globe. RIC I 82 (Tiberius); Sutherland, Divus 3.cng sale XXIX 3/30/94 LOT 523
Adrian W
(15 votes)
x bot Roman Empire, Claudius311 viewsClaudius Æ As. TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP, bare head left / LIBERTAS AVGVSTA S-C, Libertas standing facing, with pileus and extending left hand. RIC 97

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ex BoT contender
6 commentsRandygeki(h2)
(23 votes)
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Macedonia - Alexander the Great AE 20142 viewsAlexander the Great Æ 20mm.
Obv:- Head of Herakles right, wearing lion's skin headdress
Rev:- ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, club and bow in bow-case
(18 votes)
Severus Alexander, Provedentia Avg2345.jpg
Severus Alexander- Denarius- Providentia Avg323 viewsRome Mint

obv: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, bust laureate rt., with some draper on left shoulder.
rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia sacrificing at altar, cornucopia in arm

RIC 250a, Cohen 501, RSC 501, VM 54/1

Great coin!
3 commentswolfgang336
(18 votes)
107- Constantine -17.JPG
107- Constantine The Great -17869 viewsAE4, 337-340 AD, Cyzicus mint.
Obv: DN CONSTANTINVS PT AVGG, Veiled head right.
Rev: Constantine in quadriga galloping left, the hand of God reaching down from heaven to welcome him.
SMKE. in exergue.
16mm, 1.8gm
(20 votes)
RIC 0019 Titus Denarius326 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM
Laureate head of Titus right

Capricorn left, globe below

Reverse based on the coinage of Augustus

Rome 79 AD
RSC 280
RIC 19 (C)


Ex- Civitas, Ex-Calgary Coins
3 commentsJay GT4
(20 votes)
008. Otho 69 AD321 viewsOTHO. 69 AD.

Otho remains an enigma - part profligate Neronian wastrel and part conscientious military commander willing to give his life for the good of the state. Our sources are at a loss to explain the paradox. Neither Otho's person nor his bearing suggested such great courage. He is said to have been of moderate height, splay-footed and bandy-legged, but almost feminine in his care of his person. He had the hair of his body plucked out, and because of the thinness of his locks wore a wig so carefully fashioned and fitted to his head, that no one suspected it. Moreover, they say that he used to shave every day and smear his face with moist bread, beginning the practice with the appearance of the first down, so as never to have a beard; also that he used to celebrate the rites of Isis publicly in the linen garment prescribed by the cult.

AR Denarius (18mm, 3.20 gm). Bare head left / Securitas standing left, holding wreath and sceptre. RIC I 12; RSC 19. Fine. Ex-CNG
2 commentsecoli73
(25 votes)
Philip I Victoria avgg2.jpg
Philip I- VICTORIA AVGG474 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus
Rome Mint. A.D. 244 - 247

obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, bust radiate, draped, cuir., right
rev: VICTORIA AVGG, Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm

RIC 51, RSC 235
21mm, 4.19g
5 commentswolfgang336
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius Sestertius224 viewsRIC III 626; Cohen 754; Sear 4223
27.23 g, 33 mm
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Laureate head right
S C, Spes advancing left, holding flower and raising hem of robe
Mark Z
(16 votes)
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155 - Licinius - RIC VII Heraclea 029 (SMHA)136 viewsObv:- IMP LICINIVS AVG, Laureate bust left wearing Imperial mantle and holding mappa, sceptre and globe
Rev:– PROVIDENTIAE AVGG, Campgate with 6 rows of bricks
Minted in Heraclea (Pellet in right field, SMHA in exe.)
References:– RIC VII Heraclea 29 (R2)

(16 votes)
Constantine I Victoria Avgg.jpg
VICTORIA AVGG NN- Thessalonica RIC 59304 viewsConstantine I

obv: CONSTANT-INVS AVG, Bust cuir. laureate
rev: VICTORIA AVGG NN, Victory adv. l. w/ wreath and palm
RIC Thessalonica 59
2 commentswolfgang336
(21 votes)
79-81 AD Titus RIC-12245 viewsIMP TITVS CAES VESPASIANVS AVG PM - Laureate head right
TRP VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII P P - Quadriga with modius of grain

First issue after july AD 79. This is the same year that Vesuvius erupted!
(25 votes)
Valentinian I Solidus Fouree.JPG
Valentinian I Solidus Fouree.260 viewsAV-Solidus Fouree 364-375 AD, Trier mint.
Obv: DN VALENTINI-ANVS PF AVG, Diademed bust right, draped and cuirassed
Rev: VICTOR-IA AVGG - Valentinian and Valens seated facing, holding a globe between them, while Victory flies above and between the imperial brothers joint throne.
RIC IX, 17b,- Cohen 43
1 commentsjdholds
(22 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTIUS II A.D. 337-361158 viewsWW example RIC(VIII) 86 I think this coin has some silvering left under the black tone.
CONSTANTIUS II A.D. 337-361 Æ Centenionalis. Rev. FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Soldier spearing fallen horseman with horses head more forward instead of tucked in. Γ in left field. ·SMNΒ in exergue. Mint of Nicomedia. 5gm 21mm
(18 votes)
Bear head left

Vesta seated left holding patera and sceptre

Rome 37-38AD


Sear 1803 RIC 38

From an uncleaned lot!
2 commentsJay GT4
(24 votes)
Constantine I a.jpg
Constantine- Mint of Rome style!1129 viewsVery stern face, and distinctive nose are a dead give-away for Rome issues of Constantine and Licinius. The impressive cuirass is also quite common, while the drapery from Rome has a distinctive "flourish" to it. Very large bust...

From the Collection of Evan Rankin (Wolfgang336)
2 commentswolfgang336
(15 votes)
ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantius II AE2181 viewsConstantinople RIC VIII 81,B Constantius II AE2
Centenionalis. 348-351 AD. DN CONSTANTIVS
PF AVG, diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right /
FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen
horseman, G to left, CONSB(star) in ex. Coin #138
WW example coin
(16 votes)
5 commentsantvwala
(31 votes)
D ALEMIVS CAES524 viewsDvo Cameralia5 commentsantvwala
(32 votes)
Michael VII (1071-1078)119 viewsHistamenon - 3,95 g
Ratto 2032
2 commentsantvwala
(16 votes)
Gotic Ravenna, deka, Ravenna Felix127 views1 commentsantvwala
(25 votes)
Basiliscus92 viewstremissis
Milano Ric 3310
1 commentsantvwala
(15 votes)
Honorius99 viewssolidus
2 commentsantvwala
(16 votes)
Nvlla Re
1 commentsantvwala
(29 votes)
NOAEMIA VELINA AVGVSTA342 viewsOb Silvivs Papivs Servatam
3 commentsantvwala
(31 votes)
VMB BOSSIVS PIVS AVG364 viewsVigor Avgusti5 commentsantvwala
(31 votes)
Vandal (Athalaricus), deka, Carthago133 viewsantvwala
(23 votes)
Vandals (Carthago), Gelimer (530-534), nummus, Wroth 18127 viewsantvwala
(22 votes)
Frank coin ?167 views12 mmantvwala
(21 votes)
Vandals (Carthago), Gelimer (530-534), nummus, Wroth 18110 viewsantvwala
(21 votes)
Vandals, Gelimer (530-534), nummus, Carthago, Wroth 18169 viewsantvwala
(21 votes)
Vandals, anonymus, Spain?132 viewsantvwala
(20 votes)
Vandals, Hilderic (523-530), 4 nummi, Carthago, Wroth 33/IV165 viewsantvwala
(20 votes)
Vandals - imitative95 viewsHead of emperor - Anthropomorphic eagle
very scarce
(19 votes)
Vandals (Hilderic), nummus, Carthago131 viewsantvwala
(19 votes)
Flavius Victor - Spes Romanorvm128 viewsCastrorvm Ianva, Aquileia1 commentsantvwala
(18 votes)
Vandals, Gelimer (530-534), nummus, Carthago, TAF A21185 viewsantvwala
(18 votes)
Magnvs Maximvs - Spes Romanorvm105 viewsArles
very scarce
1 commentsantvwala
(16 votes)
Constantine V and Leon III92 viewssolidus1 commentsantvwala
(16 votes)
Constantine IV and sons Heraclius and Tiberius144 views674-681 - Cartago
Ratto 1652
(15 votes)
Focas71 viewstremissisantvwala
(15 votes)
Constantine IV83 viewssemissisantvwala
(15 votes)
Constantine IV72 viewstremissisantvwala
(15 votes)
Anastasius91 viewstremissisantvwala
(15 votes)
Constantius II and Constantine IV60 viewsSolidusantvwala
(15 votes)
Constantius II103 viewsSemissisantvwala
(15 votes)
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