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EGYPT. Alexandria. Maximianus, first reign, 286-305. Tetradrachm (Potin, 19 mm, 7.26 g, 12 h), RY 8 = 292/3. ΜΑΞΙΜΙΑΝΟC CЄΒ Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Maximianus to right. Rev. Є/ΤΟΥC / H within laurel wreath. Dattari (Savio) 5999. Emmett 4161.8. K&G 120.67. Extremely rare. Light deposits, otherwise, very fine.
From the Rhakotis Collection, formed in the 1960s and 1970s (with collector’s ticket). Ex-Leu Auction, August 2021
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Private Counterfeiter's Mint
Probably Sumatra, Indonesia
c. 1300-1500 AD
Private recast of Emperor Zhenzong's coin from 1004-1007 AD
AE Cash | 2.55g | 25mm
Obv: Jing De Tong Bao
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purchased a denarius, got a quinarius
next: a solidus
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Postumus, Double-Sestertius, Trier, 260-9, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, rev. galley left with four rowers, 18.92g (RIC 143; Banti 29; Holmes 612).
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http://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.2_3(2).hdn.1404], old RIC 240 (1926 ed.), RSC II 713a, BMCRE III 625, Foss 108a [Clive Foss, Roman Historical Coins (Seaby, London, 1990)]. 18 mm., 3.26 g., 6 h. Purchased at Nomos Obolos Auction 22, 6 March 2022, Lot 602 (“Scarce issue with Hadrian facing to the left”).
*See https://www.forumancientcoins.com/numiswiki/view.asp?key=Acrostolium: “An ornamental extension of the stem post on the prow of an ancient warship. Often used as a symbol of victory or of power at sea.”
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OBVERSE: AΥT KAI TΡAIAN AΔΡIANOC CEB, laureate head left
REVERSE: L EN-NEAKΔ (year 19), naked bust of Nilus right, wearing taenia, lotus on head, cornucopia on shoulder
Struck at Alexandria, Egypt, 134/5AD
Dattari 1430, Geissen 1147, Curtis 452,SNG Cop 393, BMC Alexandria 645 var (aegis)
Title: Trajan (AD 98-117). Egypt. Alexandria Æ Drachm / Nilus Reclining
Attribution: Milne 551
Date: Dated Year 2 - AD 98/9
Obverse: AVT KAIC NEP CEB ΓEPM, laureate head right
Reverse: Nilus reclining left on back of crocodile, holding cornucopia and reed, LB (date) in exergue
Weight: 27.69 grams
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Carthage, AE 18 mm.
Obv.: head of Tanit left - Rev.: Head of horse right. c. 300-264 BC.
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I'm guessing bulls could leap better back in the day.
Amphipolis, Macedonia AE17. c187-31 BC. Head of Artemis right, at her shoulder, bow and quiver / AMΦIΠOΛITΩN, bull bounding right.
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