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moving from Severina to Severus Alexander and from Antioch to Alexandria.
This tetradrachm from 3rd century AD Roman Egypt:
EGYPT, Alexandria, SEVERus Alexander, AD 222-235, Potin Tetradrachm (23mm, 12.39 g, 12h), dated RY 13 (AD 233/234)
Obv: Α ΚΑI ΜA ΑΥΡ СЄΥ ΑΛЄΞΑΝΔΡΟС ЄY, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: Dikaiosyne standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and scales; L IΓ (date) to left, palm frond to right
Ref: Köln 2486; Dattari (Savio) 4295; K&G 62.194; Emmett 3096.13
Dikaiosyne was the personified spirit of righteousness and justice.
Next: another deity that can be linked to righteousness, justice, or fairness (Greek, Roman, or other)
Vespasian AD 69-79. Rome
23 mm, 11,02 g
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Vespasian 287
Date: AD 71
Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III, Head of Vespasian, laureate, right / Rev: AEQVITAS AVGVSTI S C, Aequitas, draped. standing left, holding scales in right hand and long vertical rod in left
Next - green patina
Next: a denomination marked by a letter:
bracketed portion off flan][ = Imperator, Caesar, Opellius Augustus Macrinus, Caesar Marcus Opellius Antoninus ] / Rev. Hermes standing facing, head left, holding purse in extended right hand and caduceus in left hand; chlamys hanging over left arm; E [mark of value for “5”] in right field, VΠ Macrinus ΠONTIANOV MAP-KIANOΠOΛEITΩN (ΩN ligate) [ = Consular Legate Pontianus, (coin) of the people of Markianopolis]. AMNG I/I 740 [Pick, Behrendt, Die antiken Münzen von Dacien und Moesien, Die antiken Münzen Nord-Griechenlands Vol. I/I (Berlin, 1898) at pp. 240-241]; BMC 3 Thrace 35 [R.S. Poole, ed. A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Vol. 3, The Tauric Chersonese, Sarmatia, Dacia, Moesia, Thrace, etc. (London, 1877) at p. 32]; Hristova & Jekov 22.214.171.124 [Nina Hristova & Gospodin Jekov, The Local Coinage of the Roman Empire - Moesia Inferior, I - III c. A.D., MARCIANOPOLIS (Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria 2006)]; Varbanov (Eng.) Vol. I, 1192 var. (E to left) [Ivan Varbanov, Greek Imperial Coins And Their Values, Volume I: Dacia, Moesia Superior & Moesia Inferior (English Edition) (Bourgas, Bulgaria, 2005)]; Diadumenian.com /marcianopolis5.html, No. Mar5.33d. 25 mm, 12.89 g. Purchased from Kirk Davis, Cat # 75, Fall 2020, Lot 62; ex.: Dr. Paul Rynearson (ca. 2003). (Coin is double die match to Lot 696, CNG Triton XII Auction, Jan. 5, 2009.)
Next: more confronted heads on a Roman Provincial.
Demeter, Kora (Persephone) and Triptolemos with thanks to the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1872 - 1887).
Roman Provincial Coin, Thrace, Mesambria, Philip II (Caesar, 244-247), AE (27mm, 12.25g)
Obv: MAP IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC / KAICAP, bare head of Philipp II right vis-a-vis (aka confronted) draped bust of Serapis left, wearing kalathos.
Rev: MECAMBPIANΩN, Demeter standing left, holding corn ears and long torch.
Ref: Varbanov 4283
Next: Demeter, Kore or Triptolemos
Lucania, Metapontom stater
Head of Demeter right hair bound with fillet, wearing earring. Punch mark on ear.
METAΠON (retrograde) Ear of barely with leaf to right; on which palmette.
Noe 485b. Jameson 287. SNG Lloyd 365. SNG ANS 367. Historia Numorum Italy 1540.
An extremely rare variety, only two specimens cited by Noe
Next: Demeter but as Ceres
L FURIUS CN F BROCCHUS ROMAN REPUBLIC; GENS FURIA
OBVERSE: Bust of Ceres right between wheat-ear and barley-corn; III VIR across field, BROCCHI below
REVERSE: Curule chair between fasces; L. FVRI/CN. F above
Rome 63 BC
Cr414/1; Furia 23
Next: Another Postumia.
next, RR 2nd century BC.
C. Antesti. Denarius. 146 BC
Obv: C·ANTESTI. Helmeted head of Roma right; X below chin.
Rev: Dioscuri on horseback riding right; below, dog running right.
18.50 mm., 3.99 g.
Babelon Antestia 1. Sydenham 411. Crawford 219/1e.
Next: another 2nd century BC RR.
This coin does begin the rather spectacular transformation of the denarius from a simple economic instrument to a vehicle of propaganda. So in keeping next coin 1st Century Roman Republican Denarius
Next: first century BC RR denarius
P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus 42 BC. Rome
19 mm, 3,81 g
Obv. Laureate head of Apollo right; behind, lyre.
Rev. P.CLODIVS – ·M·F, Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lit torch in each hand.
Crawford 494/23; BMCRR Rome 4290.
Next - lyre
Hadrian, large semis
(maybe this is more a cithar than a lyre?)
Next : trumpet
I guess a carnyx is a type of trumpet, isn't it?
Roman Republic, moneyer: M. Furius L. f. Philus, AR denarius, 119 BC, Rome mint. Obv: M. FOVRI. L. F; head of Janus. Rev: ROMA; Roma standing l., holding sceptre, crowns trophy with carnyx and two shields; in exergue, PHL I. 19mm, 3.81g. Ref: RRC 281/1.
L. Marcius Philippus 56 BC. Rome
Next another 1st Century Republican Denarius,
RR denarius Brutus....
next,,,, bronze of The Republic...
Anonymous 215-212 BC. Rome
29 mm, 16,32 g
Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; •• (mark of value) above / Prow of galley right; •• (mark of value) below. Crawford 41/9; Sydenham 107; BMCRR 72.
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