A handful of new coins

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Justin Lee, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    I've been trying to cut down on the purchasing of new coins and instead doing more research and "maintenance" (logging and labeling) of the coins I do have. But over the past 6 weeks or so I have picked up a little more than a handful (7) that I'd love to share with you all.

    Macedonia, Thessalonika
    AE Unit, 187-167 BC
    : Laureate and bearded head of Janus, I above.
    Reverse: ΘΕΣ-ΣA/ΛΟΝΙΚΗΣ, the Dioscuri on horseback, facing opposite directions and holding lances; grain ear below.
    References: SNG Cop 368, SNG ANS 803
    Size: 22mm, 13.5g

    Thraco Macedonian Tribes, Uncertain Tribe
    AR Obol, Struck 480-460 BC

    Obverse: Male goat kneeling right on groundline.
    Reverse: Quadripartite incuse square.
    References: HPM pl III, 22 var. (incuse), SNG ANS (Macedonia) 66 (Aigai), Sheedy Non-Parian group 3
    Size: 9mm, 0.8g
    Ex: Stack’s, July 16, 1997, Lot #179

    Augustus, Ruled 27 BC-14 AD
    AR Denarius, Lugdunum Mint, Struck 2 BC-4 AD

    Obverse: CAESAR AV[GVS]TVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus to right.
    Reverse: AVGV[STI F C]OS [DESIG PRINC IVVENT] / [C] L CAESARES•, Gaius and Lucius Caesar standing, each, togate, resting hand on shield and spear, simpulum, left, and lituus, right, flanking, right and left respectively
    References: RIC 210, RSC 43c
    Size: 19.5mm, 3.6g

    Clodius Albinus (as Caesar), 193-195 AD
    AR Denarius, Rome Mint, Struck under Septimius Serverus in 194-195 AD

    Obverse: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right.
    Reverse: MINER PACIF COS II, helmeted Minerva, standing front, head left, holding olive-branch, resting hand on shield set on the ground, spear against arm.
    References: RIC IV 7; BMCRE 98; RSC 44
    Size: 18mm, 3.0g

    Sicily, Akragas
    AE Hemilitron, Circa 425-406 BC

    Obverse: [AKP-AGANTIN]-ON, eagle, with head raised, standing left on tunny.
    Reverse: Crab holding a serpent in its left claw, conch and cuttle fish below; six pellets around.
    References: SNG ANS 1032; Calciati I pg. 176, 43; SNG Copenhagen 73
    Size: 27mm, 20.9g

    Sicily, Himera
    AE Hemilitron, Circa 430-407 BC

    Obverse: Head of nymph left, hair bound in ampyx and sphendone; six pellets before, [IM-E] behind.
    Reverse: Six pellets within wreath.
    References: CNS I, p. 43, 35; SNG ANS 186; HGC 2, 479
    Size: 16mm, 2.8g

    Syracuse, Sicily imitating Ptolemaic Issues of Ptolemy II Philadelphos in Alexandria
    Minted under Hieron II, Ruled 270-215 BC
    AE Litra, Uncertain mint in Sicily
    Struck post-reform circa 264-263 BC
    : Laureate head of Zeus right (Sicilian Portrait Style B).
    Reverse: ΠTOΛEMAIOY BAΣIΛEΩΣ, Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, with wings spread; oval shield to left, control mark A to lower right near eagle tail; all within sold circle border.
    References: Svoronos 615, Wolf & Lorber, ‘Western Greek’ Style, Subgroup 3, H69 (A42/P56)
    Size: 25mm, 16.6g

    **I'd love to see any of your coins that are similar or anything you want to show.**
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  3. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Great coins Justin!.. all are awesome but I certainly love the Clodius Albinus and the Augustus - mostly because they are on my bucket list. The Thraco Macedonian is one I have not seen before and looks very desirable.. great choices!

    Looks like your new website needs to updated (again!)

    Just checked - updated already - you're good!!
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  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Neat! I like the little one with the kneeling goat and the hemilitron from Himera.

    The only thing I have similar (surprisingly not an Augustus with that reverse) is this Clodius Albinus:

    Clodius Albinus Minerva denarius.jpg Clodius Albinus Minerva denarius Sulzer listing.JPG
  5. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    All really nice coins Justin, great portrait on the Augustus denarius.
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  6. CoinBlazer

    CoinBlazer Professional Teenager

    That Augustus denarius
    I love it!
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  7. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Some cool stuff!
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  8. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Nice selection Justin, I can match 2 out of your 6 coins:

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  9. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    Edge irregularity notwithstanding, that Augustus denarius is very handsome. Love the toning and portrait. And I always like ol' sad-faced Clodius Albinus.
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    @Andres2- that Akragas piece makes me properly "crabby" with envy! :greedy:
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  11. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & odd Moderator

    This thread inspired me to go to my archives and dig up the photo of the Clodius Albinus from my first Roman coin collection.

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