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Gosh, that's jaw-dropper.
AR Didrachm. 7.72g, 20.5mm. LUCANIA, Metapontion, circa 340-330 BC. HN Italy 1576; Johnston Class B, 3.16; Pozzi (Boutin) 499 (this coin). O: ΛEYKIΠΠOΣ, Bearded head of Leukippos to right, wearing Corinthian helmet; behind, dog seated to left; below neck, Σ. R: META, Barley ear with leaf to right; above leaf, dove alighting right; below leaf, AMI.
Ex Prof. Samuel-Jean Pozzi Collection (Boutin), 499
Next: Another from Lucania
Lucania, Herakleia, Athena, marin divinity
Æ14, 3rd century BC
Obv.: Draped bust of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet.
Rev.: HPAKΛEIΩN, Female(?) marin divinity with human upper part of the body right, round shield in left hand, spear over shoulder; in field left, thunderbolt.
Æ, 2.45g, 13.6mm
Ref.: SNG Cop. 1142, Weber Coll. 724 var. (star on rev.).
next: another human/animal hybrid
AE Drachm. 28.01g, 36.4mm. EGYPT, Alexandria, RY 8 (AD 144/5). Menelaites Nome. Emmett 1819; Dattari 6318; RPC Online Temp #13971. O: AVT K T AIΛ AΔP ANTωNЄINOC CЄB ЄVC, laureate head right. R: MЄNЄΛAЄITHC, Harpokrates of Canopus (part human, part crocodile) left, holding finger on right hand before mouth, cornucopia on left arm; altar before, L H (date) in exergue.
Ex Phil Peck (“Morris”) Collection
Next: AD 144/5
Next: A Pi but after COS III
A Pius - COS IIII
Antoninus Pius (Reg. 138-161 AD)
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right
Rv: TR POT COS IIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae, LIB IIII in exergue.
Ag, 3.74g, 16mm
Ref.: RIC 155, BMCRE 567, RSC 490a.
Next: Posthumous Antoninus Pius
next Lucius Verus
Next up, something from Sogdiana.
Sogdiana - Hyrcodes 3rd-4thCE AR Scyphate Obol or Reduced Drachm 12mm 0.56g Bukhara mint Male-Deity BMC Baktria p118
Next: Silk Road
Next: more Silk Road
More Silk Road
INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Takto (Soter Megas).
Æ Tetradrachm, 21mm, 8.5g, 12h; c. AD 80-100.
Obv.: Radiate and diademed bust right, holding scepter; tamgha behind.
Rev.: BACIΛЄV BACIΛЄVΩN CΩTHP MЄΓAC; Vima Takto on horseback right, holding axe; tamgha to lower right.
Reference: Senior B17.1vT
Ex: @John Anthony
The Kushan empire was founded in Bactria by the Yuezhi, a group of Chinese nomadic pastoralists, after their displacement by the Xiongnu in the 2nd century BC.
During the 1st century BCE, one of the five major Yuezhi tribes in Bactria, the Kushanas (Chinese: 貴霜; pinyin: Guishuang), began to subsume the other tribes and neighbouring peoples. The subsequent Kushan Empire, at its peak in the 3rd century CE, stretched from Turfan in the Tarim Basin, in the north to Pataliputra on the Gangetic plain of India in the south. The Kushanas played an important role in the development of trade on the Silk Road and the introduction of Buddhism to China. -wiki
Next up: more Silk Road
Next: Silk road coin in the fabric of the Chinese cash
Invoking 12-Hour Rule...
Sogdiana silk road 700-800 CE AE Cash Tamga Samitan RARE
Next Up: Another SILK ROAD
Sui Wu Zhu
AE, 2.49g, 23.3mm
Hartill 10.26, FD650
Next: another silk road coin, at least we need the the point when it reaches the Mediterranean Sea, but there's also a lot in between.
And here's an early Yuezhi (pre-Kushan) tetradrachm from Sogdiana modeled on a Bactrian issue of Euthydemos:
Next: something imitating a Greek issue
Danubian Celts, circa 2nd century BC, imitating Macedonian Tetradrachms of Phillip III
Obv: very crude head of Herakles right
Rev: Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left; holding eagle, monogram below the throne and another monogram to left
Size: 30mm, 14.4g
Note: The obverse die, depicting the head of Heracles, was cut on a very high relief - it quickly broke and degenerated into a large blob of silver, sometimes with the neck-line and the nose discernable. This does not seem to have stopped the moneyers from continuing to use the dies, and the coins continued to be minted with the broken obverse die.
Next: a Dacian coin imitating Roman Republican denarius
As it is more than 12 hours, here are couple of relevant links, both from @Phillip Davis
The Celator, Dacian and Celtic Imitations of Republican Denarii
And here's my Dacian imitation (left coin) - although it was sold to me as a T. Carisius imitation - I think it could be imitating Cn. Lentulus AR denarius (right coin) 76-75 BC (which, like this coin, doesn't have the cornucopia)
Dacian Imitative denarius on the left
Cn. Lentulus; 76-75 BC, Denarius, on the right
Obv: Genius of the Roman people right, GPR above
Rev: EX SC divided by globe, rudder and scepter, CN LEN Q below
Next: a rudder, or anything else nautical
RR Cipius 115-114 BCE Roma X Biga rudder S 166 AUTH Cr 289-1 -
Ex: Recent @John Anthony Coin Show
Next: NON-Carthage Palm
Didia Clara, daughter of Didius Julianus and Manlia Scantilla, Augusta, AD 193.
Roman Æ Sestertius, 21.16 g, 30.5 mm, 6 h.
Rome, AD 193.
Obv: DIDIA CLARA AVG, bare-headed and draped bust right.
Rev: HILARITAS SC, Hilaritas standing, head left, holding palm branch and cornucopiae.
Refs: RIC 20; BMCRE 38-41; RCV 6087.
Notes: obverse die 3, reverse die H, Woodward, "The Coinage of Didius Julianus and His Family." Num Chron. 121:71, 1961. Reverse die-match to BMC 40 and BMC 41 in the British Museum collection.
Next: Daughter of an emperor/king
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