Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Collect89, Jul 21, 2017.
This guy ended up under it...
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I think I count 18 columns here on the Basilica Aemilia.
M. Aemilius Lepidus AR Denarius 61 BC
Obv: Veiled and laureate head of Concordia (often identified as the Vestal Virgin Aemilia who rekindled the sacred fire of Vesta by throwing her clothing on the extinguished embers) right
Rev: Basilica Aemilia, AIMILIA above, REF to left, SC to right, M LEPIDVS below
Size: 2.63g 18mm
Ref: Cr. 419/3a, Syd. 833
Lepidus' father restored the Basilica Aemilia during his year as consul in 78 BC.
Next: any coin with a scorpion on it
OBVERSE: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Laureate head right
REVERSE: AFRICA, Africa reclining left holding scorpion & cornucopiae, basket of grain at feet
Struck at Rome, 136 AD
RIC 299/RSC 138
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Next - Hercules
Caracalla, AD 198-217.
Roman provincial Æ 28.3 mm, 13.70 g, 8 h.
Thrace, Serdica, AD 198-217.
Obv: AVT K M AVP CEVH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust, right, seen from behind.
Rev: ΟVΛΠΙΑC CΕPΔΙΚΗC, Hercules standing right, forearm draped with lion skin, holding club set on ground and bow.
Refs: Ruzicka Serdica 266; Moushmov Serdica 397; Moushmov 4912; Varbanov 2355; cf. BMC 3.173,15.
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Very rare. AE19. 3.58g, 19.2mm, THRACE, Serdica, circa AD 161-180. Varbanov 1869 (R6) var. (obv legend). O: AY KAI M AYPH ANTΩEIN, bareheaded, draped and cuirassed bust right. R: CEPΔΩN, Bust of Isis right.
OBVERSE: AYTOK KAIΣ ΣEBA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY, laureate head right
REVERSE: LE, Draped bust of Isis right wearing uraeus crown
Struck at Alexandria, Egypt, Year 5 = 72/73 A.D
9.15 g, 24.9mm
RPC 2438; Milne 427; Emmett 217
Ex Zuzim Judaea Coins, New York
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AE Drachm. 28.01g, 36.4mm. EGYPT, Alexandria, RY 8 (AD 144/5). Menelaites Nome. Emmett 1819; Dattari 6318; RPC Online Temp #13971. O: AVT K T AIΛ AΔP ANTωNЄINOC CЄB ЄVC, laureate head right. R: MЄNЄΛAЄITHC, Harpokrates of Canopus (part human, part crocodile) left, holding finger on right hand before mouth, cornucopia on left arm; altar before, L H (date) in exergue.
Ex Phil Peck (“Morris”) Collection
Next: Part man, part beast
Part man, part beast:
Gallienus, AD 253-268.
Roman billon antoninianus, 2.60 g, 19.6 mm, 5 h.
Rome, AD 267-268.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head, right.
Rev: APOLLINI CONS AVG, centaur walking right, drawing bow; Z in exergue.
Refs: RIC 163; Göbl 735b; Cohen 72; RCV 10177; Hunter 95; Cunetio 1378.
Kanga Varma (r. AD 365-390)
Potin Unit 18 mm x 0.93 grams
Obverse: Zebu Bull right Kannada Legend around.
Reverse: Repeating bow& arrow design.
Ref: Unpublished (maybe)
Note: Ex. Rare, high grade, off center.
Next Theme: Plants
c. 250 BCE
AE; 21 mm, 7.47 gm
Obv: head of Zeus-Ammon right, wearing taenia
Rev: silphium plant; monogram left; K-O / N-I / O-N
Rev: Müller, Afrique 114; Buttrey, Coins 219 var. (no monogram); SNG Copenhagen 1276-9 var. (no monogram); BMC 16-9 (Koinon)
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Awesome coin @akeady ! Great head of Africa.
@TIF ...but yeah, who has two thumbs and no electrotype? This guy
I do however have Zeusy Ammusy:
Ptolemy II Philadelphos
(285-246 BCE) - AE27 (19.47 MM 4.87 gm.) - horned head of Zeus Ammon right / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, between legs A (year 1 = 271-270 BC) (Svor. 610 Weiser 18)
Next up: Man with animal features
. It's a gorgeous little flake of silver and the man-face of the bull is wonderfully melancholic!
Circa 410 BCE
AR litra, 11mm, 0.76 g, 1h
Obv: nymph seated left on rock, right hand raised above her head, extending her left hand to touch coiled serpent before her; selinon leaf above
Rev: man-faced bull standing right; ΣEΛINONTIOΣ above; in exergue, fish right
Ref: Potamikon, p. 116 figure 152 (this coin); HGC 2, 1229; SNG ANS 711–2 var. (ethnic); SNG Ashmolean 1904–5; SNG Lloyd 1270 var. (same); Basel –; Dewing –; Rizzo pl. XXXIII, 6. Good VF, dark iridescent tone, some porosity. Rare.
ex MoneyMuseum, Zurich;
ex Leu 79 (31 October 2000), lot 404;
ex Athos Moretti collection, #482, unpublished manuscript
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P. Servilius M.f. Rullus, 100 BC. AR Denarius
Obv: Helmeted bust of Minerva left, wearing aegis
Rev: Victory driving galloping biga right, holding palm frond and reins; P below.
Ref: Crawford 328/1; Sydenham 601; Servilia 14
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Vima Kadphises 117-36AD
Rev. Moon God Mao
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INDIA, Kushan Empire. Vima Takto (Soter Megas).
Æ Tetradrachm, 21mm, 8.5g, 12h; c. AD 80-100.
Obv.: Radiate and diademed bust right, holding scepter
(Naaaw, itsa RHYTHM STICK !); tamgha behind.
Rev.: BACIΛЄV BACIΛЄVΩN CΩTHP MЄΓAC; Vima Takto on horseback right, holding axe; tamgha to lower right.
Reference: Senior B17.1vT
Ex: @John Anthony
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