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Tang Dynasty of China
Anonymous late issue
AE Cash | 3.08 grams | 25mm wide
Obv: Kai Yuan Tong Bao
Rev: Crescent moon above the center hole
Ref: Hartill#14.8u, Zeno.ru#293454
Next: another celestial symbol (sun, moon, etc)
*Edit- note to self about NOT refreshing...
Though if people worshiped Caligula as a God then he fits the bill. But if not here's the cap in the sky (pileus)
Next: another Antonia
Wait, where did you learn that the pileus on that coin is supposed to be "in the sky." It's news to me!
Anyway, here's another Antonia:
Claudius I, billon [Sear]/AR [RPC] Tetradrachm, Year 2 [41/42 AD], Alexandria, Egypt Mint. Obv. Laureate head right, ΤΙ ΚΛΑVΔΙ ΚΑΙΣ ΣΕΒΑ ΓΕΡΜΑΝΙ ΑVΤΟΚΡ around, LΒ [Year 2] under chin / Rev. Draped bust of Antonia [Claudius’s mother] right, ΑΝΤΩΝΙΑ upwards to left, ΣΕΒΑΣΤΗ downwards to right. ); https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/1/5117; Emmett 73.2 [Emmett, Keith, Alexandrian Coins (Lodi, WI, 2001)]; Sear RCV I 1868 (ill.); Sear GIC 492 (ill.) [D. Sear, Greek Imperial Coins and their Values (1982)]; BMC 16 Alexandria 65 at p. 9 [Poole, Reginald Stuart, A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Vol. 16, Alexandria (London, 1892)]; K & G 12.3 [Kampmann, Ursula & Ganschow, Thomas, Die Münzen der römischen Münzstätte Alexandria (2008)]; Milne 61-64 at p. 3 [Milne, J.G., Catalogue of Alexandrian Coins (Oxford 1933, reprint with supplement by Colin M. Kraay, 1971)]; Dattari (Savio) 114 [Savio, A. ed., Catalogo completo della collezione Dattari Numi Augg. Alexandrini (Trieste, 2007)]. 24 mm., 11.25 g.
Next, another Claudius Provincial.
Next, a provincial of his successor.
There is a cloud named after it.
If that is a bridge to far then I'll tie it up with a nice little bow with Jupiter:
Next: more Jove, Jupiter, Zeus
Next is a Nero Provincial!
It just so happens that my latest purchase is a Nero provincial!
Nero, AD 54-68.
Roman provincial Æ 17.7 mm, 4.17 g, 1 h.
Lydia, Tralles, c. AD 60.
Obv: ΝΕΡⲰΝ ΚΑΙCΑΡ, bare head, right.
Rev: ΚΑΙC-ΑΡΕⲰΝ, bundle of four grain ears.
Refs: RPC I, 2657; BMC 22.345, 125-27; SNG Cop 692; RG 5426; SNG von Aulock --
Next: Grain ears as a major design element.
Obverse with open right hand held flat, three pellets beside.
Reverse with two plump barley grains, pellets between.
Next: An ancient coin, Byzantine, Roman or Greek, commonly used to pay for imported grain shipments from Egypt. (No letters of credit back then)
I posted a Nero provincial? And no need for yelling.
Next: more Jove, Jupiter, Zeus
Spanish Imitative Issue.
Roman Republican Æ semis, 5.70 g, 20.1 mm, 4 h.
Uncertain mint, 1st century BC.
Obv: Laureate head of Saturn, right; S (mark of value) behind.
Rev: Prow, right; S above; ROMA below.
Refs: ACIP 2659; Burgos R44.
Iberic Spain, Sekaisa. AE23, early 1st century BC.
Obverse..Youthful male head right between two dolphins.
Reverse..Celtiberian legend SEKAISA beneath horseman galloping right, holding spear.
Ripolles 1569; Burgos (1987), 699. Villaronga 39;
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AE 8 Maravedis
Next: more "pirate coins", as eBay sellers tend to term these
Sorry, I didn't recognize his young self. I was focusing on the Jupiter.
2-maravedis of Ferdinand V of Aragon & Isabella
Next: City from Cilicia preferably during time of pirates.
Cicilia, Tarsos, 361-334 BC
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