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AR Shekel. 10.48g, 23.8mm (15.4mm min). Circa 420-400 BC. E&E-A Group III.1.1, C13; HGC 10, 29. O: Laureate head of Ba’al-Arwad right. R: Galley right, Pataikos on prow, above waves; M A (in Aramaic) above.
EGYPT, Alexandrian. Trajan
RY 12 (108/9 CE)
Æ drachm, 33.5 mm, 22.25 gm
Obv: laureate bust right
Rev: Poseidon driving a biga of hippcamps right, raising arm and trident; waves below
Ref: Emmett 568.12 (R5); Dattari-Savio Pl. 49, 7156 (this coin); RPC 4318.2 (this coin cited)
Ex Dattari Collection (Giovanni Dattari, 1853-1923)
Next: a plate coin or illustrated coin from a published book
Next: wife of Elagabalus
2nd and 4th wife of Elagabalus
AR Denarius. 2.93g, 20mm. Rome mint, AD 220-222. RIC 226. O: IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG, draped bust right. R: CONCORDIA, Concordia standing left, holding patera and double cornucopiae; lit altar to left; star in right field.
Next: a star in the left field
AV Semissis of Basiliscus
Next: some more gold
OBVERSE: DN VALENS PER F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: RESTITVTOR REIPUBLICAE, Valens standing right, holding labarum in right hand & Victory on globe in left, cross to left. Mintmark star ANTE star
Struck at Antioch, 364 AD
Antioch RIC 2d,xxxvii-5
Next: Victory on globe
Next: an enemy of Constantine I (other than Licinius I)
MAXENTIUS, Silvered bronze Follis, (25 mm, 7.36 g), Ostia, 308- 312. IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG Laureate head of Maxentius to right. Rev. AETERNITAS AVG N / MOSTA, The Dioscuri standing facing, each holding bridle of horse in right hand and scepter in left; between them, she-wolf standing left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus. RIC 16
Next: Romulus and Remus
Romulus and Remus
Roman Republic Anon AE Sextans 217-215 BCE She-Wolf Twins Romulus and Remus Eagle Syd 95 Craw 39/3 Sear 609
Next up: NON-Roman Wolf
Forepart of wolf, right
A-ΓA / Θ-O / KΛEOΣ divided by large A, harpe sword below, all within incuse square
16.32 mm, 2.01 grams
Next: Another coin with a harpe sword.
85-65 BCE. Ae-29mm
Av. helmeted head of Athena right
Rv. Perseus standing left, holding harpa
quality is very fine with a dark green patina, weight is 18,93gr.
SNG v. Aulock 6722
Pontos. Amisos c 85-65 BC.
Bronze Æ, 30mm., 18,18g.
Helmeted head of Athena right, helmet decorated with griffin / AMIΣOY Perseus standing holding harpa and head of Medusa, at feet, body of Medusa, monograms to both sides.VF Sea 1166-76
Next up: Gore
C. Hosidius C.f. Geta, AR Denarius, 64 BC, Rome
Obv: GETA before, III VIR behind, diademed and draped bust of Diana right, bow and quiver at shoulder
Rev: C HOSIDI C F, the wild board of Calydon charging right, side pierced by arrow, harried by hound below
Ref: Crawford 407/2; Hosidia 1
Next Up: Diana / Artemis
2nd Punic War - Hannibal promises Capua as Capital of Italia after Rome destroyed
Attribution: SNG ANS 210
Date: 216-211 BC
Obverse: Bust of Diana right, with bow and quiver over shoulder
Reverse: Boar right, one pellet above, KAPV (retrograde) in exergue
Size: 20.72 mm
Weight: 6.56 grams
Next up: Mithra... CHANGE THAT TO AN EAGLE
Next coin another tetradrachm from the Roman east
Nero Regnal year 8, Caesarian year 110, (AD 61/62)
AR Tetradrachm 25 mm x 14.05 grams
Obverse: NERWNOS KAISAROS SEBASTOU, Laureate bust right, wearing aegis.
Reverse: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, palm branch before, H/IP behind.
Ex: @Ancientnoob hoard...
Next up: Camel
Trajan, AD 98-117.
Roman AR denarius, 3.35 g, 18.3 mm, 7 h.
Rome, AD 103-111.
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust, right, with drapery on left shoulder.
Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, Arabia, draped, standing left, holding branch in right hand over camel walking left before her and a bundle of canes (?) in left hand.
Refs: RIC 142; BMCRE 297-299; Cohen 89; Sear --; ERIC II 400.
Next: Personification of a Roman province.
Gordian III, Ruled 238-244 AD
AE Dupondius, Moesia, Viminacium
Struck 242/243 AD (RY 4)
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped bust right.
Reverse: PMS C-OL VIM, Moesia standing with head to the left holding her right hand over a bull and her left hand over a lion, AN IIII below (242/243 AD).
Reference: Cohen 427
Size: 23mm, 6.9g
Note: The bull represents Legion VII and the lion Legion IV both stationed in the area.
Next: A coin having to do with legions in some way.
MARCUS ANTHONY RESTITUTION
OBVERSE: ANTONIVS AVGVR III VIR R P C, Galley left.
REVERSE: ANTONINVS ET VERVS AVG REST, legionary eagle between two standards, LEG VI between
Struck at Rome, 168AD
RIC III 443 (Marcus Aurelius) ; BMCRE 500
Next: Another restitution example
DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER
type restored under Titus,
IMP T VESP AVG REST
27 mm. 12.36 grams. Dupondius.
Sear I 2580. RIC II.1 Titus 446
Next: DIVVS AVGVSTVS
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