Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Collect89, Jul 21, 2017.
Seleukid Kingdom, Antiochos I Soter.
Smyrna or Sardes mint, 281-261 BC.
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Antiochos I AE 15.
Obv: Head of Antiochus r.
Rev: Apollo seated left on omphalos, monogram in outer left field.
next: coin from Pergamon
Mysia, Pergamon. Alliance with Ephesos. AE34 of Commodus
Obv: laureate-headed bust of Commodus (short beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r.
Rev: to l., Asclepius standing, facing, (head, r.), holding serpent-staff; to r., cult statue of Artemis of Ephesus standing, facing, wearing kalathos, having supports.
34mm and 20.8g.
Howgego 70, Caracalla laureate, and reported on 114 coins from Pergamum.
Howgego 811 meaning revalued to 6 assarii, and reported on
32 coins from Ephesus.
Next: A coin from Ephesos.
Ionia. Ephesos circa 500-420 BC.
Diobol AR 11 mm., 0,92 g
Karwiese Series VI, 2A; SNG Kayhan 124
Next - quadripartite incluse square
DYNASTS OF LYKIA, MITARAPATA
OBV: Facing lion's scalp
REV: Triskeles, Lycian script around; all within incuse square (possible arrow in field)
Struck at Lycia, 425 BC - 360 BC
Müseler VI, 86-90 var. (legend)
Next: Head of any animal
Moneyer: M. Junius Silanus
Obv.: X - Helmeted head of Roma right; behind, ass's head
Rev.: M. IVNI - The Dioscuri galloping right
Mint: Rome (145 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 4.06g / 18mm / -
RSC 8 (Junia)
Acquisition: Artemide Aste Online auction Artemide XLIX #78 28-Apr-2018
Next - Roman Republican Denarius
Reference: Fabia-5; Sydenham-478; Crawford-265/1.; Sear-141; Kestner 2386; BMCRR Rome 1157.
Next: Coin with Arabic legends.
Almoravids of North Africa and Spain, Ali ibn Yusuf with heir Sir, AR Quirate, 522-533 AH, 1128-1139 AD, 0.95g
Quirate derives from the Greek kerátion, "algarrobo", since its weight equals that of the seed of this tree (carob tree). The word carat (as in 1 carat diamond) comes from the same Greek root.
Next: another coin from North Africa or Spain
OBVERSE: IMP MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right
REVERSE: FELIX ADVENT AVGG N N, Africa standing facing, looking left, wearing elephant-skin headdress, holding standard and elephant's tusk, lion with captured bull at feet, H in right field, mintmark PKB
Struck at Carthage. AD 298
RIC VI 25b
Next: Elephant ski headress
Galerius, Follis of Carthage. AD 299-303. 29mm
Obv: IMP MAXIMIANVS PF AVG, laureate head right.
Rev: SALVIS AVGG ET CAESS FEL KART, Carthago standing front,
wearing elephant headdress, looking left, holding fruit in both hands.
NEXT: rare or unusual Carthage ..
next: coin from the first Punic war
Khwarazmian Dynasty of Persia/Central Asia
Issued under 'Ala-ud-din (on Wikipedia as Muhammad II)
AE Jital | 2.66 grams | 17mm wide
Ex. Sakai Toshiaki of Yamagata, ex. Robert Tye
Next: Anything with what you consider 'notable' provenance
Moneyer: Pinarius Natta
Obv.: X - Helmeted head of Roma right
Rev.: NATTA - Victory in biga right
Mint: Rome (149 BC)
Wt./Size/Axis: 3.40g / 18mm / 9h
RSC 1 (Pinaria)
Smyth p. 167 #45 (this coin)
Ex. Noble Sale 107A, lot 3573
Ex. Colin Pitchfork Collection
Ex. Sotheby's 4-Nov-1982, lot 232
Ex. Duke of Northumberland Collection
Acquisition/Sale: Del Parker NYINC Bourse 11-Jan-2019
Next - biga
L JULIUS CAESAR ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS JULIA
OBVERSE: CAESAR Head of Mars left in crested helmet
REVERSE: Venus Genettris with scepter, in biga drawn by two Cupids left, lyre in field, contolmark above, L IVLI L F in ex.
Struck at Rome, 103BC
Cr320/1, Syd 593a.
Next: Biga drawn by anything other than horses
Here's another biga drawn by cute little cupids:
L. Julius L.f. Caesar, 103 BC, AR Denarius, Rome mint
Obv: CAESAR, Helmeted head of Mars left; retrograde B• above
Rev: L·IVLI·L·F, Venus Genetrix driving biga of Cupids left, holding scepter and reins; retrograde B• above, lyre below
Ref: Crawford 320/1
Next: Eros or Cupid by any name
next: Dioscuri denarius
The control mark on your example would have to be a backward B (which I doubt) or a retrograde R. I think!
Hi @Bing, I think it is a backward B - Crawford describes the options as: "The control marks are the letters of the Latin alphabet as far as S, normally disposed or reversed, alone or accompanied by one or two dots". Here's an R example.
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