Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Collect89, Jul 21, 2017.
A full moon is perfectly visible at 3 o'clock on the coins obverese.
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AR Stater. 8.43g, 21.1mm. CORINTHIA, Corinth, circa 400-375 BC. Calciati, Pegasi 297. O: Pegasos with curled wing walking left, qoppa below. R: Helmeted head of Athena right; uncertain statuette behind, dolphin above.
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MAXIMINUS II DAIA
AE Follis. 4.94g, 21.7mm. Nicomedia mint, AD 311. RIC VI 69b var. (officina letter in right field). O: IMP C VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right. R: IOVI CONS–ERVATORI, Jupiter standing facing, head left, holding Victory on globe in right hand and long sceptre in left; A in left field, SMN in exergue.
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Maximinus Daia (AD 308 - 313)
AE Follis, Antioch mint, struck ca. AD 313
Dia.: 20.5 mm
Wt.: 3.9 g
Obv.: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG; Laureate bust right
Rev.: HERCVLI VICTORI; Hercules standing right, leaning on lions skin and club
Ref.: RIC VI 170b, Scarce
Ex FSR, lot 370 (Jul. 2018)
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My only coin of Sicily:
Philistis, wife of Hieron II.
Greek AR 5 litrae.
Syracuse 270-230 BCE, 4.46 gm, 18.1 mm.
Obv: Diademed and veiled head, l., palm branch behind.
Rev: ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΑΣ ΦΙΛΙΣΤΙΔΟΣ, Nike driving biga to left, E in l. field.
Refs: SNG ANS 893; SNG III (Lockett) 1017; Forrer 196.
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AR-Denar, Rome mint
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust left
Rev.: AVGVSTI P II FIL, Spes standing facing, head left, holding flower and raising skirt.
Ag, 15 mm, 2.7g
Ref.: T&M 218 [R4]
queen or empress with a left-facing portrait.
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This one a bit odd, maybe strange, or unique
Sellwood 33.4 Sinatrukes 95-90 BC (Assar) Gotarez I (Sellwood) also Rhagae
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Ionia Silver Cistophoric Tetradrachm
OBVERSE: M ANTONIVS IMP COS DESIG ITER ET TERT, head of Antony right, wreathed in ivy, lituus below, all within wreath of ivy and grapes REVERSE: III VIR R P C, bust of Octavia right on cista flanked by snakes Ephesus 39 BC
RPC I 2201, Sydenham 1197, Sear 262
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Here’s a two headed Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius - plus a bonus sestertius:
Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD, AE Sestertius, Felicitas with capricorn reverse
Obv ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, Laureate head right.
Rev FELICITAS AVG / S - C in field, Felicitas standing left, holding capricorn and long winged caduceus
Ref: RIC 770.
Size: 32.4mm 22.18g
Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD) and Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius (17 mm, 3.40 g). Rome, 140-144 AD.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Laureate head of Antoninus Pius right.
Rev: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, Bare head of Marcus Aurelius Caesar right
Ref: BMC 155; RIC 417A.
Size: 17.5mm 3.22g
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That's been a dream coin of mine for a long time now. Of course, leave it to @Bing to bring the best when it comes to MA.
Funny but true: I'd rather have a coin of any of his 3 amazing wives then his.
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