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￭ Reference: SC-0361.3c. Denomination B: 15-19 mm, 4.75 - 7.47 g; SC-0361.3c; WSM 799; HGC 9, 150.
Newell attributed Athena / trophy bronzes to Edessa (in Aramaic Orhai, modern Urfa). He interpreted the letters EΔE on WSM 797 as a mintmark, citing provenances and the fact that these letters do not seem to fit in the lexicon of Greek personal names. A new coin has recently come to light with the letters ANΘ in the same position (cat. No. 361.1). Probably this legend refers to the military colony of Anthemous/Anthemusia, located between Edessa and the River Euphrates. As Newell observed, a mint inscription is quite exceptional for this early period, and it is even more remarkable to encounter two such inscriptions on a single coinage. Edessa, the more important of these cities, may have minted for the account of Anthemous, though other arrangements can be imagined. Distinguishing features of the Athena / trophy bronzes include dumpy flans, strongly concave reverses, and variations in epigraphy and the disposition of the legend. Provenances reflect a broad area of dispersion, from northeast Syria to Lebanon and Israel. The southernmost finds may signal that these bronzes travelled south with amilitary expedition, perhaps when Antiochus I captured Damascus, perhaps in the Fifth Syrian War (implying reattribution to Antiochus III).
[This coin was attributed for me by Cathy Lorber.]
Next: An eagle holding something in its talons.
D. Iunius Brutus Albinus. Denarius plated circa 48, AR 16.6mm., 3.35g. Helmeted head of young Mars r. Rev. ALBINVS # BRVTI·F Two Gaulish trumpets in saltire; above, oval shield and below, round shield. Babelon Junia 26 and Postumia 11. Sydenham 941. Sear Imperators 25. RBW 1576. Crawford 450/1a.
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Sorry out of sequence please ignore and continue
OBVERSE: Facing male heads, the left inverted (Polydeuces Castor and Pollux (AKA Dioskuri)
REVERSE: Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin with talons; ISTRIH above, Q between wing and tail, K beneath dolphin
Struck at Istros, 400-300BC
Next: Castor and Pollux
Next: Another coin that includes the Dioscuri.
next more of Castor and Pollux...
Next: more "Roma". How about an "URBS ROMA" ?
DN GRATIANVS P F AVG
VRBS - ROMA, Roma holding Victory.
Next, non Roman diadems
Justin I, 518-527 AD
Next: A reform follis of Justinian I.
Maurice Tiberius (582 - 602 A.D. )
O: D N mAVRC TIber PP AV, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, globus cruciger in right hand, shield in left hand.
R: Large M, ANNO left and date right, cross above, Γ below, CON in exergue. Dated RY 9 (590/1)
Ex. Ed Waddell (11/1981)
Next - green patina
OBVERSE: M OPPLLIOC ANTWNEINO/C
Bare headed and draped bust right – seen from behind
Aesklepios staff, with serpent entwining
Struck at Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, 218 AD
Next: Any coin from Markianopolis
OBVERSE: AVT K OPEL CEVH MAKREINOC K M OPEL ANTWNEINOC - confronted busts
REVERSE: VP PONTIAN-OV MARKIANO/ POLIT, Coiled serpent with radiate head
Struck at Markianopolis, Moesia Inferior, Magistrate Pontianus; 217 - 218 AD
Hr & J (2012) 184.108.40.206
Nero (54 - 68 A.D.)
O: NEΡΩ KΛAY KAIS SEBA GEP AVTO, laureate head right.
R: NEO AGAQ DAIM, Agathodaemon serpent, coiled with head up, holding poppies and grain ears, L ς (date) to left. Year 6.
Milne 203; Emmett 106.6 (R4) ; RPC 5260
The Agathodaemon was a good spirit/demon that was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians.
He had the shape of a serpent with a human head.
The Greek inscription on the reverse of this coin shows that this is the "neo" or "new" agathodaemon serpent, or, in other words, the new good spirit (of rule by Nero).
Next: Any thunderbolt
VALENTIA, ROMAN PROVINCIAL
OBVERSE: Helmeted head Roma right, TRINI L F Q before. T AHI T F behind
REVERSE: Cornucopia on thunderbolt within wreath; VALEN-TIA
Struck at Valentia, Spain 138 BC
CNH pg. 317, 4; Burgos 2512
next, coin minted in Spain....
Caligula (37 - 41 A.D.)
O: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS IMP, laureate head left.
R: SEGO BRIGA in wreath.
Next: Any LRB
OBVERSE: CAESAR IMP, laureate head right, lituus & simpulum behind.
REVERSE: M METTIVS, Venus standing left with Victory & scepter, shield resting on globe; control letter G to left
Rome January-February 44 BC
ex. Andrew McCabe
plugged and ex-mount
Next: Any LRB
Next, late Roman silver.
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