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  1. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member


    Conjoined heads of Antony and Octavia right, Antony wearing an ivy wreath

    Dionysus standing left, holding cantharus and thyrsus on cista mystica flanked by two interlaced snakes

    Ephesus, summer-autumn 39 BC


    Imperators 263, RPC 2202, Babelon Antonia 61, Syndenham 1198, BMCRR east 135

    Punch mark on the obverse protrudes onto the reverse


    This series of Cistophori from Asia commemorates the marriage of Antony and Octavia and celebrate's Antony's divine status in the east as the "New Dionysus" which was bestowed on him when he arrived in Ephesus in 41 BC. Antony's titulature of "Imperator and Consul designate for the second and third times" fixes the period of issue to the latter part of 39 BC after the Pact of Misenum in July and before Antony's second Imperatorial acclamation in the winter of 39-38BC

    Next a relative of Antony who is not part of the Julio-Claudian Imperial family...
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  3. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    I wish it was one of his brother, they're out there... but she was his wife and worked along side his brother to keep the cause alive:
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  4. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    You know this counts, @Ryro! Here's a edited -- Lysimachos's wife, Arsinoe II. She was the daughter of Ptolemy I and Berenice. Lysimachos divorced Amastris to marry her and then bequeathed to her all the territories that had belonged to Amastris! She then brought about the murder of her stepson, Agathocles, the elder son of Lysimachus by his first marriage, to secure the succession for her own children!

    In her honor, Lysimachos renamed the city of Ephesus to Arsinoeia! This was struck there.

    Arsinoe II, wife of Lysimachus, born c. 316 BC.
    Greek Æ 15.5 mm, 4.16 g, 12 h.
    Ionia, Ephesos (as Arsinoeia), c. 290-281 BC.
    Obv: Head of Arsinoe, r., veiled.
    Rev: Stag kneeling l., head r.; ΑΡ-ΣΙ flanking stag's neck; magistrate's name ΜΕΛΑΙΝΕΥΣ before; Astragalus in upper r. field.
    Refs: BMC 14.56, 72 var. (magistrate); SNG Cop 258-59 var. (magistrate); Forrer 14.

    Next: someone who murdered a family member to rise to power.
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  5. Ryro

    Ryro Trying to remove supporter status

    If he didn't also kill Claudius, he most certainly killed his own mother:
    Next: Julio-Claudi provincial
  6. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member


    Laureate head of Nero right

    Laureate head of Divus Claudius right.

    Caesarea, Cappadocia

    63-64 AD


    RPC I 3648; RIC 622.

    From the collection of K.M. Germany. Ex-Roma E-sale 43 lot 334

    Nicely centered drachm with double portraits of Claudius and Nero and full Latin legends.

    Next: Flavian provincial
  7. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Domitian and Domitia, AE 22.7, 93/94 AD, Cilicia, Anazarbus. Obv. Laureate head of Domitian to right, AYTO KAI ΘΕ YI ΔOMITIANOC CE ΓEP around from upper right / Rev. Draped bust of Domitia left, date IB P (= Year 112, = 93/94 AD)* across fields, star behind head, KAICAPEΩN ΔOMETIA CEBACTH around from lower left. RPC [Roman Provincial Coinage] Vol. II 1749; RPC Online at https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/2/1749 ; SNG Levante 1367 [Levante, E., Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Switzerland I, Levante-Cilicia (Zurich, 1986)] (see https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=40245); BMC Vol. 21 Lycaonia, Anazarbus 9 p. 32 [Hill, G.F., A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Greek Coins of Lycaonia, Isauria, and Cilicia (London, 1900)]. 22.7 mm., 10.09 g. (Purchased from Zuzim Inc, Brooklyn, NY Jan. 2021; exported from Israel 2016 pursuant to IAA [Israel Antiquities Authority] Export License No. 531619, April 17, 2016.) (Double die-match to RPC II 1749, specimen no. 16; see https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/2/1749.)

    COMBINED Domitian & Domitia Cilicia, Anazarbus.jpg

    *Year 1 of era was 19 BCE, date of founding of Anazarbus after visit of Augustus.

    Next, another empress from the second half of the first century AD.
  8. octavius

    octavius Well-Known Member

    Agrippina Junior , Roman empress from 49 to 54 AD.

    next, another 1st century empress....

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  9. Clavdivs

    Clavdivs Well-Known Member

    Nothing to add. other than to say ..."WOW - what a coin"!!!

    next, another 1st century empress....
  10. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    Antonia, Augusta AD 37 and 41.
    Roman orichalcum dupondius, 12.10 gm, 28.3 mm.
    Rome, AD 41-50.
    Obv: ANTONIA AVGVSTA, bust of Antonia, draped and bare-headed right, hair in long plait.
    Rev: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP S C, Claudius, veiled and togate, standing left, holding simpulum in right hand.
    Refs: RIC 92; BMC 166; Cohen Antonia 6; RCV 1902; CBN 143; Carson 405.
  11. Spaniard

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  12. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Well-Known Member

    Oh, another 1st century empress!
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  13. Spaniard

    Spaniard Well-Known Member

    Close but she just squeezes in...
    Plotina, AE18 of Gordus-Julia, Lydia. 98-117. Magistrate Poplios.
    Obverse..ΠΛΩTEINA CEBACTH, draped bust right
    Reverse..EΠI ΠOΠΛIOY ΓOΡΔHNΩ, Zeus seated left, holding patera and sceptre.
    BMC 18.
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    Next....Her husband in bronze.
  14. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Koinon of Galatia. Trajan (98-117). Ae32
    Obv: ΑΥΤ ΝΕΡ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟΣ ΚΑΙΣΑΡ ΣΕ ΓΕΡΜ / Laureate head right.
    Rev: ΚΟΙΝΟΝ ΓΑΛΑΤΙΑΣ ΕΠΙ ΠΟΝΠΩΝΙΟΥ ΒΑΣΣΟΥ / Demeter seated left on throne, holding grain ears and sceptre.
    24.3g. 32.8mm.
    T. Pomponius Bassus, presbeutes.

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  15. Alwin

    Alwin Well-Known Member

    TRAJAN, AE25
    Laodicea ad Mare, 115-116
    S 1042
    13.51 g - 25 mm
    AVTOKP NЄP TPAIANOC APICT KAIC CЄB ΓЄP ΔAK, Laureate bust of Trajan right
    IOYΛIЄωN TωN KAI ΛAOΔIKЄωN ΓΞP, Turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche right

    Next: Tyche
  16. TuckHard

    TuckHard Well-Known Member

    238-244 AD AE 27 Gordian III BMC 1 13.27g S2 Combined.jpg
    Roman Empire
    Mesopotamia Province
    Singara Mint (present-day Sinjar, Iraq)
    AE; 28mm - 13.27g
    Gordian III
    238-244 CE
    Busts of Gordian and Tyche
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  17. Jay GT4

    Jay GT4 Well-Known Member

    Sold a few months ago...


    Radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus right

    VIRTVS PROBI AVG - KAΓ in exergue
    Emperor on horseback trampling enemy, a shield in left hand, spear in right. A shield on the ground under the horse.

    Bust type B

    Serdica mint, 280-281 AD
    4th emission, 3rd officina


    RIC 880 (C).

    EF with wonderful smooth dark brown/black glossy patina. Even nicer in hand.

    Ex-Calgary Coin; Ex-George W. La Borde collection

    Published on Probuscoins.fr

    Next: Another Probus
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  18. GinoLR

    GinoLR Well-Known Member

    Probus, antoninianus of Antioch.

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  19. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Edit: too late! One of my favorite Probus coins:

    Probus, silvered billon Antoninianus, 278-280 AD, Rome Mint [4th Emission, 2nd Officina]. Obv. Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding eagle-tipped scepter, IMP PRO-BVS AVG / Rev. Sol in quadriga leaping left, with right hand raised and holding globe and whip in left hand, SO-L-I INVIC-TO; in exergue, R- ᴗ [crescent]-B [Rome Mint, Officina 2]. RIC V-2 202B, Sear RCV III 12038, Cohen 644, see also https://www.probuscoins.fr/coin?id=11.


    Next, Aurelian, per @GinoLR.
  20. DonnaML

    DonnaML Well-Known Member

    Aurelian, silvered AE Antoninianus, 274-75 AD, Cyzicus Mint. Obv. Radiate cuirassed bust right, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG/ Rev. Female personification (Victory?) [wings not clear] standing. right presents wreath to Aurelian standing left, RESTITVTOR ORBIS. In exergue: A C (Officina 1). RIC V-1 368, Cohen 210, Sear RCV III 11592. 24.15 mm., 3.68 g.

    Next: Severina.
  21. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste


    Severina AD 270-275. Antioch
    Billon Antoninianus
    23 mm, 3,40 g
    SEVERINA AVG, bust of Severina, diademed, draped, on crescent, right / CONCORDIAE MILITVM, Concordia, draped, standing left, holding ensign in each hand
    MintMark: Q/-//XXI
    RIC V Severina 20

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