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  1. Roman Collector

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    Aurelian AD 270-275.
    Roman silvered billon Antoninianus, 3.60 gm, 21.7 mm, 6 h.
    Rome mint, officina 9, issue 11, early – September AD 275.
    Obv: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
    Rev: ORIE-N-S AVG, Sol walking r., holding olive branch in r. hand and bow in l. hand, l. foot resting on a captive in oriental dress kneeling on the ground to r., head turned l., r. hand raised; * in left field, XXIR in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 64; MER/RIC temp 1834; RCV 11569; Hunter 23; Cohen 159; La Venera 1321-32.

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  3. shanxi

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    AR Denarius, AD 18-35
    Obv.: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Tiberius right
    Rev.: PONTIF MAXIM, Livia as Pax, holding scepter and olive branch, seated right on chair, feet on footstool, ornate chair legs
    Ag, 3.64g, 17.5x19.2mm
    Ref.: RIC² 30, Kankelfitz 3a, RIC 30, RSC 16a

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  4. Alegandron

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


    RI Alexandria Livia, w Augustus Diobol CE 1-2 Æ 23.5mm 7.46g. Rev. Athena holding Nike Sheild ex Dattari-Savio Pl. 3 60-this coin RPC pag. 692-5-this coin R

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  5. Ryro

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

    Æ23 of Alexandria, Egypt.
    Year 41 (= AD 11/12).
    Draped bust r. / Oak-wreath
    enclosing date. RPC 5061.
    10.04g, 24mm

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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AE Dupondius
    OBVERSE: IVSTITIA, draped bust of Livia as Justitia right, wearing stephane
    Restoration issue under Titus.
    Rome, AD 80-81
    9.9g, 27mm
    Cohen 9, RIC II 424 (Titus), BMC 289 (Titus), Komnick 15
    Modern stamp, 7 over 36 on obverse

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  7. Sulla80

    Sulla80 one coin at a time Supporter

    "The stephane was already established in the symbolical repertoire of sculpture and coinage in Greece at least by the third century BC. The other states surrounding the Mediterranean (partly) swiftly followed the Greek example by either using the stephane on coinage like in Egypt or in sculpture, like in Etruria. After the adoption of the stephane by the Etruscan city states, it was only a matter of time before the object appeared in Rome."

    "...our knowledge of the existence of the stephane mainly comes from coins and sculptures...Of the upright, freestanding diadem called the stephane only very few examples are known..."

    "...this study argues that the stephane was equal to the male honorary symbols like the royal diadema, signifying the elevated, semi-divine, status of its wearer..."

    - Anique Hamelink, "Symbol or jewellery? The stephane and its wearer in the Roman world (1st-3rd centuries AD)"

    Severina Concordia Blu.jpg
    Severina, wife of Aurelian, Antoninianus, Rome mint
    Struck 275 AD
    Obv: SEVERINA AVG, draped bust right wearing stephane, resting on a crescent
    Rev: CONCORDIAE MILITVM, Concordia standing facing, holding standard in both hands

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  8. Roman Collector

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    This one has to be the mother of all turreted crowns:

    Time of Valerian I to Gallienus, AD 253-268.
    Roman provincial Æ 23.2 mm, 5.86 g, 6 h.
    Troas, Alexandria Troas, AD 253-268.
    Obv: CO ALEX TRO, turreted and draped bust of Tyche, right, with vexillium inscribed CO/AV over shoulder.
    Rev: COL AVGO TROA, Marsyas standing right on pedestal, holding wineskin.
    Refs: Bellinger A497; SNG Copenhagen 103; SNG von Aulock 1463; BMC --.

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  9. TIF

    TIF Well that didn't last long :D Supporter

    SYRIA, Laodicea ad Mare. Septimius Severus & Julia Domna
    CE 193-211
    Æ, 31 mm 18.8 gm
    Obv: jugate draped busts right of Septimius Severus, radiate and cuirassed and Julia Domna, set on crescent; countermarks: 1) C(AΓ) within rectangular incuse; 2) COL within rectangular incuse
    Rev: Marsyas standing left, right hand raised, holding wineskin over his left shoulder
    Ref: SNG Righetti 2114; Howgego 581 and 586
    Ex E.E. Clain-Stefanelli collection

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  10. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Mn Fonteius 2b.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Jugate heads of the Dioscuri
    REVERSE: Galley under oar
    Struck at Rome 108-109 BC
    3.9g, 20mm
    Cr.307/1, Fonteia 7

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  11. TIF

    TIF Well that didn't last long :D Supporter

    That's one of my favorite coins of yours, @Bing.

    PHOENICIA, Tyre. Julia Maesa
    CE 218-224/5
    AE 27, 12.71g (11h)
    Obv: IVLIA MAE - SA AV[G] Draped bust right, wearing stephane
    Rev: TVRIORVM Dido standing left on deck of galley sailing right, extending right hand and holding cornucopia in left; to left, sailor throwing sack of sand overboard; to right, sailor extending right hand and holding curved staff in left; stern decorated with a shield and aphlaston, [two murex shells] in exergue
    Ref: CNG e320, 12 Feb. 2014, lot 323 (same dies). Rouvier 2408

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  12. Alegandron

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


    Tyre 1-16 shekel 10mm 0.47g hippocamp l over waves - owl with crook flail Sear Greek 5916.BMC Tyre 43 5th-4th BCE

    PHOENICIA TYRE AE20 7g 76 BCE Turret hd Tyche palm branch - Galley prow volute aphlaston at stern Phoenican letters BMC 26


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  13. Roman Collector

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    Tires on this Carpentum:

    Julia Domna, AD 193-217
    Roman provincial Æ 29.3 mm, 13.67 g, 6 h.
    Ionia, Ephesus, AD 193-217.
    Obv: CЄBACTH IOY ΔOMNA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
    Rev: ЄΦЄϹΙΩΝ TPIC NЄΩKOPΩN, carpentum drawn right by two mules.
    Refs: SNG Copenhagen 417; BMC 267 var. (obv legend).

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  14. dougsmit

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    Macrinus Nikomedea DIC (2nd) Neocorate

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  15. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Syria, Trachonitis. Caesarea Paneas
    AE20, Struck after 65 AD
    Diva Poppaea Sabina, with Diva Claudia, died 65 and 63 AD, this coin deified the two.
    Obverse: DIVA P-OP-PA-EA AVG, statue of Diva Poppaea seated left within distyle temple set on high podium.
    Reverse: DIVA CLA-VD NER F, statue of Diva Claudia standing left on basis within hexastyle belvedere set on high podium.
    References: RPC I 4846, Hendin 1270
    Size: 20mm, 5.0g

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  16. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Poppaea - PHRYGIA Acmoneia AE16 Artemis 3640.jpg POPPAEA
    AE17. 3.3g, 16.7mm. PHRYGIA, Acmoneia, circa AD 62. Loukios Servenios Kapito, archon, with his wife Ioulia Severa. RPC I 3175. O: ΠOΠΠAIA CEBACTH, Draped bust of Poppaea to right, wearing wreath of grain ears; before, forepart of lion to right. R: CEPOYHNIOY KAΠITΩNOC - KAI IOYΛIAC / CEOYHPAC – AKMONEΩN, Artemis advancing right, holding bow in her left hand and drawing arrow from quiver with her right; to left, monogram; to right, monogram above lyre.

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  17. Alegandron

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

    Galdatorial Melee

    RR L Livineius Regulus AR Denarius 42 BCE 3.8g 19mm Regu bust - Gladiators in Arena Cr 494-30 Syd 1112 Sear 489

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  18. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    RR - T Didius - Fighters 3037.jpg ROMAN REPUBLIC
    AR Denarius. 3.88g, 19.4mm. Rome mint, 113/2 BC. T. Didius, moneyer. Crawford 294/1; Sydenham 550. O: Helmeted head of Roma right; [XVI monogram below], monogram of ROMA behind. R: Two gladiators fighting, one attacking with a whip, the other defending with a staff (or sword); T•DEIDI in exergue.
    Ex Prof Dr Hildebrecht Hommel Collection, acquired from Hirsch, auction 71, 17 March 1971, lot 477

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  19. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Claudius 3a.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P VI IMP XI, laureate head right
    REVERSE: PACI AVGVSTAE, Pax-Nemesis advancing right, drawing out fold of robe at neck, holding caduceus above serpent preceding her
    Struck at Rome, 46/7AD
    3.6g, 19mm
    RIC39, BMC40

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  20. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    3500456.jpg Next up - shield reverse
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  21. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    12 hour rule

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