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AR Denarius. 3.0g, 19mm. Rome mint, AD 124-128. RIC 172; RSC 328. O: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate bust right, slight drapery. R: COS III, Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting arm on statuette of Spes on column at side of throne.
Ex Cardinal Joachim Meisner Collection
Next: a coin pictured with its old tag
Well - I was late for the fire, which is probably best, as I cannot really say "better" than @Bing's Pax setting fire to a pile of arms....and @Terence Cheesman's coin leaves me speechless. Here's my "too slow" fire:
Sasanian, Kavād I, second reign, AD 499-531, AR Drachm
Obv: Crowned bust right; star to left
Rev: Fire altar flanked by attendants; star and crescent flanking flames
and my too slow Hadrian (and a little off in my selection of Hadrian)
C. Fabius C.f. Hadrianus, 102 BC
Obv: EX A PV, Turreted and veiled bust of Cybele right
Rev: Victory driving galloping biga right, E below horses, bird before, C FABI C F in exergue
Size: 19.6mm, 3.96 grams
and maybe if I type a little faster...
Obv: Laureate head of Jupiter right; behind, S C downwards
Rev: Juno Sospita standing right, holding shield in left hand and hurling spear with right hand; below, snake; behind, L PROCILI F in exergue
Ref: Procilia 2
Next Up: Sasanian
Persia Sasanian Ardashir III 628-629 CE AR Drachm 36mm 3.85g Zoroastrian Fire Alter Gobl II-1 yr 2 Delta RARE
Next up: Thracian BCE
Thrace, Mesambria, Circa 175-100 BC. (Orichalcum, 20 mm, 6.12 g), Diademed female head to right. Rev. METAM-BPIANΩN Athena Promachos advancing left, holding shield left and brandishing spear with her right; to inner left, Λ. SNG Copenhagen 660.
Next: Athena with shield and spear
Gordian III, AD 238-244, with Tranquillina.
Roman provincial AE pentassarion, 11.34 gm, 29.7 mm.
Anchialos, Thrace, AD 241-244.
Obv: ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑΝΤ ΓΟΡΔΙΑΝΟC ΑVΓ CΕΒ ΤΡΑΝ-ΚVΛΛΙΝΑ, confronted busts.
Rev: ΟVΛΠΙΑΝWΝ ΑΡΧΙΑΛΕ-WΝ, Athena seated left, holding patera and inverted spear; shield at base of throne.
Refs: AMNG II (Strack) 662; Moushmov 2937; Varbanov 752.
Next: Confronted busts.
Denarius, Rome, AD 69
Obv.: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVGVST TR P, laureate head right
Rev.: LIBERI IMP GERM AVG, confronted draped busts of Vitellius' son (on left) and daughter (thought to have been named Vitellius Germanicus and Vitellia)
Ag, 3.090g, 18.1mm, 180o
Ref.: RIC² 103, RSC II 2, BMCRE I 29, BnF III 62
Next: pre Severean son or daughter of emperor
AE24. 9.25g, 24.4mm. JUDAEA, Caesarea Panias, circa before AD 49, pre-royal coinage of Agrippa II. RPC 4842; Meshorer 350; Hendin 1259. O: [TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR IM P P], laureate head left. R: [ANTONIA B]RITANN[ICVS OC]TAVIA, the children of Claudius: from left to right, Antonia, Britannicus, and Octavia, the two daughters each holding a cornucopia.
Again: pre-Severan son or daughter of an emperor
Up next: a coin with "cabinet toning"
Next: another toned roman denarius
Next - another coin where you're happy with the photos.
I took this photo of a sestertius of Herennia Etruscilla in sunlight and it captures the multicolored patina and the coin's details quite well:
Next: squarish flan
Volusian, Ruled 251-253 AD
AE Sestertius, Struck early 253 AD, Rome
Obverse: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, bust of Volusian, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right.
Reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA, Felicitas, draped, standing left, leaning on column, holding caduceus in right hand and transverse sceptre in left hand, S-C across field.
References: RIC IV 251a
Size: 29mm, 14.03g
Next: a middle bronze Volusian
OBVERSE: AVTOK K G AFIN GAL OVEND OVOLOCCIANOC CEB, radiate and draped bust right
REVERSE: ANTIOXEWN MHTRO KOLWN D-e, SC below, Tyche seated facing within tetrastyle temple, the river-god Orontes swimming beneath her, ram leaping right above
Struck at Syria-Antioch, 251-253 AD
Next: River god Orontes
next: another river god
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis
struck under legate Statius Longinus
Obv.: Bust of Macrinus, cuirassed with scale armor, laureate right
[AVT] K M OΠEΛΛ CEV MAKPINOC
Rev.: River god resting l. elbow r. hand on
prow of ship, l. hand on vase from which water flows l.
VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOCIC
Ae, 11.26g, 26.1mm
Ref.: AMNG 1761, Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2012) No. 18.104.22.168
Next: another coin from Nikopolis
AE17. 3.77g, 16.6mm. MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum, circa AD 195-198 (as Caesar). Varbanov -; AMNG -; Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2018) No. 22.214.171.124 corr. (same dies, ANTWNIN). O: AV KEC ANTΩN, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. R: NIKOΠOΛI ΠPOC ICTP, Crescent with three cross-shaped stars within, a fourth below.
Ex Dr. George Spradling Collection
Next: Crescent with stars
OBVERSE: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I-I laureate head right
REVERSE: SAECVL FELICIT dot,
seven stars & crescent
Struck at Emesa, 194-195 AD
Next: Moon w/o stars
Two wrestlers grappling; AΦ between / EΣTFEΔIIVΣ, slinger to right, triskeles in right field.
SNG France 83
Next up: a different stater
Isn't it supposed to be "moon without stars"?
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