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  1. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Commodus, Ruled 177-192 AD
    AE Sestertius, Struck 184 AD, Rome mint

    Obverse: M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS BRIT, laureate head right.
    Reverse: VOTA SVSCEP DECEN P M TR P VIIII IMP VII COS IIII P P, Commodus, veiled, togate, standing left, sacrificing over tripod from patera in right hand, S-C across fields.
    References: RIC III 441c
    Size: 30mm, 20.0 g

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  3. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    P1180606 2 (2).jpg

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  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    This one is similarly shaped:

    Crispina, AD 177-182
    Roman orichalcum dupondius, 13.19 g, 25 mm, 12 h.
    Rome, AD 180-182.
    Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust right.
    Rev: IVNO LVCINA SC, Juno standing l., holding patera and scepter.
    Refs: RIC 680; BMCRE 433; Cohen 24; RCV 6018.

    Next: Juno Lucina.
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  6. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Head of Juno Sospita wearing goat-skin headdress, acronym I. S. M. R. behind.
    REVERSE: Bull charging right, F. above, L THORIVS below, BALBVS in exergue
    Struck at Rome 105 BC
    3.92g, 19mm
    Cr 316/1, Sydenham 598, Thoria 1

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  7. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Sicily, Messana, The Mamertinoi
    Circa 288-278 BC, AE Quadruple Unit
    Series I struck circa 288-285 AD
    Obverse: APEOΣ, Laureate head of Ares right; helmet head behind.
    Reverse: MAMEP-TI-NΩN, Bull butting left.
    References: Särström Series I, Group A; Calciati I pg. 91, 1; SNG ANS 399; SNG Copenhagen 428; SNG Morcom 623
    Size: 27mm, 17.51g

    Ex: CNG Auction 447, Lot 20 (7/3/2019);
    CNG Mail Bid Sale 67, Lot 287 (9/22/2004);
    From the Tony Hardy Collection

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  8. Alegandron

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


    Sicily Mamertini 288-278 BCE AE Pentonkion Mars-Eagle Mercenary Samnites Messana

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  9. Andres2

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    next: warrior with spear & shield
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  10. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Khnum-Hotep

    Gordian III, next another warrior with spear and shield. This was the type of my first ever ancient coin at age 11.

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  11. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Clipboard5~0.jpg Macedonian Kings, Philip V. Bronze AE17. Aegis. Macedonian Kingdom, Philip V, 221 - 179 B.C. Bronze AE 17, obverse laureate head of Zeus right; reverse B-A / Φ, Athena Alkidemos standing right, brandishing javelin in right, aegis in left hand with head of medusa, dolphin lower right. SNG Cop 1244-1246var.

    Close-up of shield
    Only Aegis on this type that I am aware of.

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  12. Alegandron

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

    Aegis on AE

    Pontic Kingdom, Amisos
    AE21, 6.95g; 85-65 BC
    Obv: Aegis with Gorgon head at center.
    Rev: Nike advancing right carrying palm branch. AMI-ΣOY in field with mongrams.
    Reference: SNG XI Stancomb 688.
    Ex: @John Anthony

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  13. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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  14. Alegandron

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

    Nike Advancing

    Pamphylia-Side 190-36 BCE AE 15mm Minerva R - Nike advancing left wreath Sear Grk 5440 SNG Cop 408ff

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  15. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Maximianus 10.jpg
    OBVERSE: A K M OVA MAXIMIANOC CEB, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    REVERSE: L-Xi, Nike advancing right holding wreath and palm branch
    Struck at Alexandria, Egypt, 292-293 AD
    7.4g, 18mm
    Emmett 4147

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  16. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

    Maximianus Herculius templebest.jpg

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  17. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Tameanko (p. 161) writes, "The emperor Probus, AD 276-282, struck an enormous series of antoniniani showing a hexastyle temple with the legend ROMA AETER. This temple may be a representation of Hadrian's temple to Roma and Venus, with four central columns removed to show the statue of a seated Roma in the center."

    Probus ROMAE AETER Antoninianus.jpg
    Probus, AD 276-282.
    Roman billon antoninianus, 3.79 g, 22.1 mm.
    Rome, AD 277-280.
    Obv: IMP PROBVS P F AVG, Bust of Probus, radiate, wearing imperial mantle, left, holding scepter surmounted by eagle in right hand.
    Rev: ROMAE AETER, Hexastyle temple, Roma seated in center, holding Victory in right hand and scepter in left hand; in exergue, R -><- A.
    Refs: RIC 183; Cohen 533; RCV 12027 var.

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  18. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    Obv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Radiate bust left wearing imperial mantle, holding Victory on globe in right hand
    Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Soldier standing left, holding Victory and spear, left hand on shield.
    Minted in Lugdunum (//IIII) Emission 5 Officina 4. End A.D. 277 to start A.D. 278 (Bastien)
    Reference(s) – Cohen 821. Bastien 258 (7 examples cited). RIC 111 var (Not listed with this bust type in RIC).

    3.80 gms


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  19. dougsmit

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    Next: Another late Roman coin with notice of Consulship on obverse but NOT Probus
  20. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Maxentius - Temple COS II AQP 2394.jpg MAXENTIUS
    AE Follis. 6.44g, 25.3mm. Aquileia mint, circa AD 309. Not in RIC, legend variant of RIC VI Aquileia 125. O: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG CONS II, laureate and mantled bust right, holding eagle-tipped sceptre. R: CONSERV VRB SVAE, a hexastyle temple with star in pediment and Victories as acroteria, within which is Roma seated facing, holding globe and sceptre; AQP in exergue.

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  21. TheRed

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    Raymond della Torre .jpg
    Patria del Friuli AR Denaro 1273-1299 AD Aquileia mint 21.7mm 1.15g
    Obv: Patriarch Raimondo della Torre, wearing episcopal regalia, seated facing, holding ferula and ornamented book; RAIMVND[V'] PA.
    Rev: Crossed fleur de lis; +AQVILE GENSIS
    Biaggi 154.

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