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  1. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Numerian 2.jpg
    OBVERSE: A K M A NOVMEPIANOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: Athena seated left, holding Nike and sceptre; shield below chair, L-B (date) across field (Year 2)
    Struck at Alexandria, Egypt, 283/4 AD
    19mm; 6.74g
    Köln 3192-3193; Dattari 5607, Emmett 4013; Sear 12272

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  3. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member


    Kings of Pergamon
    Attalos I, 241-197 BC
    AR Tetradrachm
    Obv.: Laureate head of Philetairos right.
    Rev.: ΦIΛETAIPOY, Athena seated left, holding spear, left elbow on shield, wreath held in right hand; in right field, bow; in left, bunch of grapes, between monogram A
    Ag, 16.96g, 27.6mm
    Ref.: Westermark, Ph. 62, Gruppe IV:B, Winterthur 2617

    Too late: Numerian is it.
  4. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Numerian - Vindiqve Victores 2206.jpg
    AE Antoninianus. 3.58g, 22.4mm. Rome mint, 6th officina. 5th emission, 2nd phase, September AD 283 - January 284. RIC 423. O: IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right. R: VNDIQVE VICTORES, Numerian standing facing, head left, holding globe and scepter; KAς in exergue.

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  5. ancient coin hunter

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  6. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Eye of Horus

    Beaten to the punch I see: chocolate patina
  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Eagle stretching wings:

    Sicily Akragas AE Trias 23mm 8.5g 287-241 BCE Beardless Zeus Hellanios 2 Eagles hare in talons HGC 2 159

    The reverse always reminds me of the Seal of Mexico

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  8. Andres2

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  9. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter



    253-268. Denarius (Bronze), Rome, 264-265. IMP GALLIENVS AVG Laureate head of Gallienus to right. Rev. VBERITAS AVG Uberitas standing left, holding a purse in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left. MIR 664t. RIC 358var. (VBERTAS AVG and Uberitas described as holding bunch of grapes). Scarce.

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  10. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Moar mullet!

    Gallienus - Fortuna MS ex Normanby illust 3542.jpg GALLIENUS
    Billon Antoninianus. 3.33g, 19.2mm. Mediolanum (Milan) mint, 2nd officina, issue 7, AD 266. MIR 36, – [1353f]; RIC V (sole reign) 482; Cunetio 1745; Normanby 474 (this coin, illustrated). O: IMP GALLIENVS P AVG, radiate bust right, with drapery on left shoulder. R: FORT REDVX, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae; MS in exergue.
    Ex N. M. McQ. Holmes Collection; ex Normanby Hoard (1985) [IRBCH 854], no. 474

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  11. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    The "Emesa" mint of Septimius Severus used several different figures for Fortuna besides the normal one with Fortuna attributes (rudder and cornucopia). This FORTVNA REDVCI shows Pietas standing in. This is the least common of the Fortuna varients but especially so when combined with the rare left facing obverse.

    Next: a reverse showing a less common variation for the legend shown
  12. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    To start with a side-track, this coin was sold to me as an ANACS certified Caracalla - so, the recognizable "horn", if not the portrait overall, seems a bit surprising.

    Next, relevant to @dougsmit's request, the more common variants have no standards or one standard - I don't have the more common variants. With two standards there is also a variant with club instead of branch - although I'm not too sure about what he is holding in his left hand. On other coins the club is very clear. Finding this particular coin with branch instead of club not easy in auction databases.
    Caracalla sacrificing.jpg
    Elagabalus (218-222), AR Denarius, Rome, AD 221
    Obv: IMP ANTONINVS - PIVS AVG, laureate, horned, cuirassed and draped bust right
    Rev: P M TR P IIII COS - III P P, emperor standing left, sacrificing out of patera over altar and holding branch on left, star above patera on his right, two standards on his left

    Next: another Antoninianus with emperor sacrificing
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2019
  13. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    An emperor sacrificing:

    Volusian, 251-253.
    Roman billon antoninianus; 3.21 g, 20.6 mm.
    Rome, AD 253.
    Obv: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: P M TR P IIII COS II, emperor standing left, sacrificing over altar and holding short scepter.
    Refs: RIC 141; Cohen 94; Sear 9793; Hunter 3.

    Next: Ridiculously irregular lettering in an inscription.
  14. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    It's not really crazy much, but since no one else ponied up a better example...

    Severus Alexander, Ruled 222-235 AD
    BL Tetradrachm, Egypt, Alexandria
    Year 5, Struck 225-226 AD
    : A KAI MA AVP CЄV AΛЄΞANΔPOC ЄV, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    Reverse: Eagle standing left, head right, holding wreath in beak, date L Є (year 5 = 225-226 AD) across field.
    References: Dattari 4409, Emmett 3099
    Size: 23mm, 10.75g
    Ex: Holding History Auction 1 (6-1-2019), Lot #212

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    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
  15. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Sev replaced Elagabalus: Serapis year 5

    Next: Any Alexandrian coin not more than 29 years earlier than this one.
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  16. shanxi

    shanxi Well-Known Member

    Julia Paula, Elagabalus year 4


    Egypt, Alexandria, AD 220/221, Julia Paula, Serapis
    Julia Paula
    Tetradrachm, Egypt, Alexandria
    Obv.: IOYΛIA ΠAYΛA CEB, bust right
    Rev.: L - Δ, bust of Serapis right, year 4 (=220/221)
    Billon, 12.85g, 23.3mm
    Ref.: Kampmann/Ganschow 57.15, Geissen 2366

    Next: Serapis wearing a very large modius/calathus
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2019
  17. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Probus, Billon tetradrachm
    Obv:– A K M AVR PROBOC CEB, Laureate draped bust right
    Rev:– None, Bust of Serapis right
    Minted in Alexandria Egypt. L - E | _ Year 5. A.D. 279-280
    Reference:– Milne 4605. Curtis X-1889, Emmett 3993(5) R4. BMC -. Dattari 5544

    6.79 gms

    A rare type for Probus


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  18. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Nike LE - I did not think this would be that hard.

    Next: A coin of Alexandria that is not a tetradrachm
  19. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter


    RI URBS ROMA 223-336 CE Romulus Remus She-wolf S R Alexandria mint AE 15mm 1.5g RIC VIII 8 C2

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  20. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Licinius I 5a.jpg
    AE2 Follis
    OBVERSE: IMP LICINIVS P F AVG, laureate, cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: GENIO POP ROM S-F, Genius standing left, modius on head, loins draped, holding patera & cornucopia, PLN in ex.
    Struck at London 313-4 AD
    3.2g, 22mm
    RIC VII 3

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  21. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing

    Galerius as Caesar, Ruled 293-305 AD
    AE follis, Struck 296-303 AD, London Mint
    : MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
    Reverse: GENIO POPV–LI ROMANI, Genius standing, facing left, head surmounted by a modius, naked except for chlamys over left shoulder, holding patera in right hand and cornucopia in left arm; no exergue..
    References: RIC VI 15 (London); CT (Cloke & Toone) 2.01.015. Cloke & Toone combine RIC 15 and 21 into one catalogue number due to the presence of continuous variation in bust size; there are not really two distinct bust types as RIC would have it. This falls clearly within the “coarse” style of C&T 2.01.
    Size: 27.6mm, 10.08g
    Ex: James Pickering Romano-Britannic Collection, acquired from Victor Clark, ex Freeman and Sear.

    @jamesicus, I hope you're doing well!

    Looks like this one fits that bill too.

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