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  1. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter 3rd Century Usurper

    Young Jupiter = Zeus?

    Valerian II, AR antoninianus, 23 mm 4.2 grams

    Struck: 257-258, Cologne.

    Obverse: VALERIANVS CAES, radiate, draped bust right

    Reverse: IOVI CRESCENTI, the child Jupiter sitting right on the goat Amalthea, looking left, right hand raised, left hand holding the goat's horn.

    Reference: RIC 3 (Lyons); Cohen 26 (Saloninus); Elmer 67a; Goebl 0907e; Sear 10731.



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    Sicily, Akragas. Circa 480/478-470 BC. AR Didrachm (20mm, 8.25g, 6h). Obv: AK-RA; Eagle with closed wings standing left. Rev: CA-Σ: Crab, small male head facing right below, all in shallow incuse circle. Rev: SNG ANS 959 (same dies); SNG Cop 37 var. (eagle right), Jenkins Gela Group IV; HGC 2, 97. Fine/Good Fine, old collection toning, well centered. Ex John Brown Collection. With old ANACS photo certificate of authenticity, issued 02-01-85 ("510-472 BC"). Ex CCE December 1984, Lot 1. Ticket included. Ex Warren Esty.

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  6. DonnaML

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    Roman Republic, Q. Fabius Maximus, AR Denarius, 127 BC. Obv. Head of Roma right in high relief, wearing winged helmet and triple-drop earring, ROMA downwards behind, Q•MAX (MA ligate) upwards before, mark of value (* = XVI ligate = 16 asses) below chin/ Rev. Cornucopiae with grapes overflowing, superimposed on thunderbolt placed horizontally in background, all surrounded by wreath composed of ear of barley, ear of wheat, and assorted fruits. Crawford 265/1, BMCRR Vol. I 1157 & Vol. III Pl. xxx no. 1; RSC I [Babelon] Fabia 5 (ill. p. 46); Sear RCV I 141 (ill. p. 100); RBW Collection 1073 (ill. p.223), Sydenham 478. 17 mm., 3.85g. Purchased from Kirk Davis, Catalogue No.78, Fall 2021. Ex Harlan J. Berk Ltd. Buy or Bid Sale 210, April 1, 2020, Lot 122. [Footnote omitted.]


    Another Roman Republican cornucopiae.
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  7. Ryro

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    INSANE!!! Your cornucopia has a thunderbolt running through it:jawdrop::eek::woot:
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  8. Roman Collector

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    Last time I saw a face like Uberitas' it was in a haunted house!


    Trebonianus Gallus, AD 251-253.
    Roman AR antoninianus, 5.43 g, 20.1 mm, 6 h.
    Antioch, first series, AD 251-252.
    Obv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right; •••• below.
    Rev: VBERITAS AVG, Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopiae; •••• in exergue.
    Refs: RIC 92; Cohen 125; RCV 9652; Hunter p. cvi; ERIC II 63.

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    AR Antoninianus
    OBVERSE:IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right
    REVERSE: LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas standing left, holding pileus and transverse scepter
    Struck at Uncertain mint (Milan?), AD 252
    3.5g, 21mm
    RIC 70; Cohen 68; RCV 9636; Hunter 50

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    R denarius ; Libertas / BRVTVS ;

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    Trebonianus Gallus, Rome, (22mm, 3.81 g) 252-253 AD, IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right./ Rev: LIBERTAS AVGG. Libertas standing left, holding pileus and sceptre. RIC 37.

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  12. GinoLR

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    Volusian, on an AE 31 mm of Perge, Pamphilia.
    (a rare coin, this one is one of 2 known specimens listed on the RPC website : RPC IX, 1117A. Very proud! :) )

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  16. DonnaML

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    Tiberius, AE As, 14-37 AD, Hispania Tarraconensis, Turiaso Mint [now Tarazona, Zaragoza, Aragon, Spain], M. Pont. Marsus and C. Mari. Vegetus, duoviri. Obv. Laureate head right, TI CAESAR AVG F IMP PONT M / Rev. Bull standing right, head facing, M PONT MARSO; MVN TVR in field above bull, C MARI VEGETO below, II VIR in right field [ligate letters underlined]. RPC [Roman Provincial Coinage] Vol. I 418 (1992); RPC I Online at https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/1/418; ACIP 3291a [Villaronga, L. & J. Benages, Ancient Coinage of the Iberian Peninsula: Greek / Punic / Iberian / Roman, Societat Catalana D 'Estudis Numismatics, Institut D 'Estudis Catalans (Barcelona, 2011)]; FAB 2450 [Alvarez-Burgos, F., La Moneda Hispanica desde sus origines hasta el Siglo V (Madrid, 2008)]; SNG Copenhagen 606 [Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Copenhagen, The Royal Collection of Coins and Medals, Danish National Museum, Part 43, Spain-Gaul (Copenhagen 1979), Parts 40-43 reprinted as one volume, 1994]. 28 mm., 11.98 g. Purchased from Tom Vossen, Netherlands, May 2021; ex. Aureo & Calico, Auction 364, 21 April 2021, Lot 1202. *


    * Turiaso was "a municipium of Hispania Tarraconensis, now Tarazona, situated on a small river that runs into the Ebro, to the south of Tudela." https://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Turiaso (quoting Stevenson's Dictionary of Roman Coins (1880)). See also https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/term/x51280 ("Located in the hinterland of NE Spain close to the Ebro river valley, c. 60km north of the ancient site of Bilbilis Augusta, the Iberian settlement named Turiasu later became an important Roman city called Turiaso. Under Visigothic rule it was called Tirasona and is now called Tarazona").

    Tarazona is now in Aragon in the north of Spain. Under the Roman Empire, it was part of Hispania Tarraconensis, the largest of the three provinces in Roman Spain, along with Hispania Baetica and Lusitania. Under the Republic, before Augustus's reorganization in 27 BCE, Turiaso was part of Hispania Citerior (Nearer Iberia, i.e., closer to Rome, as compared to Hispania Ulterior).

    For a discussion of Turiaso's coinage, see the section entitled "Regio Turiasonensis Turiaso," in Sir George Francis Hill, "Notes on the ancient coinage of Hispania citerior" (Numismatic Notes and Monographs, American Numismatic Society 1931) at http://numismatics.org/digitallibrary/ark:/53695/nnan86651. The article includes, among other things, a list of all the names of magistrates (duoviri) found on the coins of Augustus and Tiberius minted in Turiaso, and notes that "G. Marius Vegetus [named on my coin] appears both as aedile and as duumvir. Under Augustus, both asses and semisses were struck by duoviri, and the aediles do not seem to have issued coins. Under Tiberius, as usual, the duoviri strike the asses, the aediles the semisses; but who was responsible for the sestertii or dupondii does not appear."

    As for the bull on the reverse, Kevin Butcher notes at p. 62 of Roman Provincial Coins, supra, that "A standing bull, probably connected with anniversaries commemorating the foundation of the various colonies, occurs at Caesaraugustus, Celsa, Calagurris, Cascantum, Ercavica, Graccurris, Turiaso, and Clunia." Oxen pulling a plow were certainly a common symbol of the foundation of colonies on Roman coins, so such an interpretation is not surprising, even though a plow is nowhere in sight! See Jones, John Melville, A Dictionary of Ancient Roman Coins (Seaby 1990) at pp. 121-122 (entry for “Founder”), explaining that the Romans “inherited a custom from the Etruscans of defining the boundaries of a new city by marking them with a plough,” so that certain coins showing plowing can be interpreted as a reference to the founding of colonies.

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    @DonnaML ....I was hoping you'd post that one......A very nice coin! And just to say I learnt a great deal from your initial write up Thanks...
  19. Shea19

    Shea19 Well-Known Member

    Probus, Antoninianus (24 mm, 3.56 g), Lugdunum, 282. Radiate and cuirassed bust r./ Rev. Pax standing front, head to l., holding branch in her r. hand and transverse scepter in her l. hand. RIC 119.

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    Severus Alexander, Tarsus AE 37 mm.

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