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Cilician Armenia. Levon I. 1198-1219. AE tank (28.2 mm, 5,34 g, 11 h). Sis mint. Crowned lion ?? s head facing slightly right / Patriarchal cross with two stars
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AV 3 Tari d'oro ND Messina Mint
Konrad II Von Hohenstaufen 1250-58
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12 hour rule
Kingdom of France
Issued under Philip IV
Next: A barely identifiable-yet-identified coin of yours with how you identified it.
This is the most worn but still identifiable coin in my collection. The ID is made by recognizing the portrait as belonging to Julia Domna as she has a distinctive hairstyle. It also came down to knowing that corn ears and a long torch are attributes of Ceres.
Julia Domna, AD 193-217.
Roman Æ as, 13.49 g, 27.6 mm, 5 h.
Rome, AD 198.
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
Rev: CERES S C, Ceres standing left, holding corn ears and long torch; altar at feet, left.
Refs: RIC 870; BMCRE 781; Cohen 19; RCV 6636; Hill 346.
Here's the example in the British Museum for comparison:
Next: long torch
Obv.: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙΣ ΤΡΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟΣ ΣΕΒ, Laureate head right
Rev.: Demeter standing l., holding grain and poppy heads in right and long torch in left, L-Κ-Α (year 21)
Ref.: Dattari 1335 var., Geissen 1209
Edit: next a coin from Sybaris
That is a truly magnificent coin!
Lucania Sybaris drachm
Bull standing to left on dotted ground line, head turned back to right; all within border of dots VM in exergue
Bull standing to right, on dotted ground line; around, border of dots; all incuse.
Circa 550-510 BC.
HN III 1736. SNG ANS 847 ff.
Chipped. Old cabinet toning.
Next: another chipped coin
OBV: Naked horseman galloping left holding spear & shield
REV: Forepart of man-headed bull right
Struck at Gela, Sicily, 425BC
SNG Cop 275, BMC 52, Jenkins 405; HGC 2 374
Another coin from Gela
480 - 475 B.C.
17.18 gms, 25-26 mm
Obv: Charioteer driving walking biga
right, Nike flying above, crowning
Rev: Forepart of man-headed bull right.
C-E-Λ-AΣ (C mostly off flan)
Grade: Good Very Fine overall with
claim to a higher grade bar an old
reverse scratch and obverse radial
flow marks possibly due to a
slightly deteriorated die.
Next is coin with a horn.
Nest them: coin with a Bull
That looks more like a coin, someone mistook for a cheeseburger
5.94 grams, 20 mm
Obv: Naked youth with short cloak
billowing out behind him wrestling
unruly bull prancing to left.
Rev: Bridled horse galloping right with
ΛAPI above and ΣAIA below all
within incuse square
Grade: A good VF coin including nice
cabinet tone. Centered strike with
minor scratches below horse.
Next is another coin from Larissa.
AD 360-363 Æ Maiorina
Antioch, AD 361-363.
Obv: D N FL CL IVLI-ANVS
P F AVG, diademed, draped
and cuirassed bust of
Julian II right.
Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVB,
bull standing right; above,
two stars (branch)ANTA
(branch). RIC 218;
LRBC 2640. (9.11 g)
Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins
& Collectibles, Inc.
Auction 112 Lot 1628
Next the Moon.
AV Dinara ND Peshawar
SELJUQ OF RUM Kaykhusraw II 1236-1245 AR dirham Siwas AH 639 A-1218 lion sunface star L
Next: Another SUN
Eastern Roman Empire
Theodosius II 402-50
Next: another Sun/star
next ..... a goat.
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