A Roman Tale of Two Tails

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Dobbin, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Dobbin

    Dobbin Member

    @Victor_Clark tried to trick a rookie by sending a small Roman bronze with no bust or portrait, seemingly two reverses.

    Ha! I was able to identify one of them as an Apollo and work backwards from there learning the 'obverse' is the Tyche of Antioch.

    (Excuse the resolution, my mini tripod has been loaned out)

    IMG_20200709_120459425~7.jpg GENIO ANTIOCHENI

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  3. David@PCC

    David@PCC allcoinage.com

    That's nice of him. Hope you enjoy it. Here is a link with more info on these. When I get around to it, I'll make a proper paper out of it.
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  4. Roman Collector

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    How fun, @Dobbin ! Congratulations on attributing the little thing! Very nice thing for @Victor_Clark to do, too! The folks at this board are THE FRIENDLIEST!

    Here's my Tyche of Antioch:

    Anonymous issue under Maximinus II.
    Roman billon quarter follis, 1.35 g, 16.3 mm, 11 h.
    Antioch, officina 6, AD 311-312.
    Obv: GENIO ANTIOCHENI, Tyche of Antioch seated facing; river god Orontes swimming below.
    Rev: APOLLONI SANCTO, Apollo standing left holding patera and lyre; S in right field, SMA in ex.
    Refs: RCV 14927; Vagi 2954; Van Heesch 3(a); McAlee 170f.
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  5. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Unfortunately there are a few dealers who raise prices on these because they were omitted from RIC by error. The two common variations are not all that rare. There are a few less common ones even among the common types.
    Spelling error SANSTO

    Mintmark reversed ANS for SMA

    Few show the Apollo robe detail as on this coin.
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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

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