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Hadrian Dupontius RIC 605
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus)
Coin: Brass Sestertius
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III - Laureate head right
ANNONA AVG, S-C - Annona standing right, holding two corn ears over modius with corn ears, and cornucopiae; prow to right.
Mint: Rome (140-144AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 21.73g / 30.20mm / 360
Acquisition/Sale: scalabitano Ebay $0.00 01/18
Notes: Oct 10, 18 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection
Procopius, AD 365-366
Roman Æ centenionalis, 2.70 g, 20mm.
Constantinople, AD 365-366.
Obv: D N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: REPARATI-O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand, left resting on shield set on the ground; Chi-rho in upper right field and unidentified object in left at foot; CONSЄ• in exergue.
Refs: RIC ix 17a.7; Cohen 8; RCV 19883.
Antoninus Pius, AD 138-161.
Roman orichalcum sestertius, 23.16 g, 29 mm.
Rome, AD 142.
Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right.
Rev: ANNONA AVG S C, Annona standing right, between modius and prow, holding corn ears and out-turned cornucopiae.
Refs: RIC 597; BMCRE 1228; Cohen 37; RCV 4147; UCR 502.
Greek AE 17
Mysia, Cyzicus, c. 400 BC - 280 BC or later 4.02 g; 17.3 mm
Obv: Head of Kore Soteira, right.
Rev: KYZI, tripod, tunny fish below, plectrum to right.
Refs: BMC 37, 136; Sear Greek 3861; c.f. SNG Cop 62.
Julia Domna, AD 193-217
Roman Orichalcum sestertius, 21.3 g, 32 mm.
Rome, issued under Caracalla, AD 213.
Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
Rev: IVNONEM SC, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter; peacock at feet.
Refs: RIC 585b; BMCRE 210; RCV 7114 var.
Alexander Jannaeus (Yehonatan), 103-76 BC.
Judean Æ Prutah, 1.85 g, 13.7 mm.
Obv: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΧΑΝΔΡΟΥ around anchor.
Rev: Star of eight rays between which Hebrew legend, "Yehonatan the King," all surrounded by diadem.
Refs: Meshorer Group K; Sear 6087; Hendin 1150.
SICILY, Gela. Circa 420-405 BC.
Æ Tetras or Trionkion, 20mm, 3.7g, 10h.
Obv.: Head of young river god right.
Rev.: Bull standing left, head lowered; ••• (mark of value) in exergue.
Reference: HGC 2, 379 (p. 106).
Gela, on the Southern shore of Sicily, was founded in the late 7th century by Dorian Greeks. Little is known of its early history, but in the fifth century, the city was one of the first to send military assistance to Syracuse in opposition to the Sicilian Expedition of the Athenians. “Realizing that Gela would be the next major target of Cathaginian attack, the Geloians immediately sought assistance from Syracuse and its new tyrant, Dionysos I…Despite the arrival of Dionysios I with a relieving force, the Carthaginians captured and destroyed Gela.” (Hoover, HGC 2, p. 95-6) The city was eventually rebuilt over the next few centuries, but declined to a place of little consequence by the first century AD. These small bronzes with head of Gelas and bull were struck immediately prior to the Carthaginian destruction of the town in 405 BC.
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I got a problem to differentiate black and dark blue, my wife help me for my choice of what socks to pair with my suit bur for numismatic is not a problem.
OBVERSE: Apollo facing right with tania binding hair
REVERSE: Youth naked on horseback - Filippos (in Greek) above, symbol -bucranium (skull of an ox) - underneath.
Struck at Macedonia 359-336 BC
SNG ANS #850-851; Le Rider #24; Sear 6698v; Bellinger 20
Very nice green patina first time I see this type of green color
Wonderful patina indeed
ALEXANDER II ZABINAS
OBVERSE: Radiate and diademed head right
REVERSE: �'ΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝ�"ΡΟΥ, Double cornucopia; A-Π flanking, star to lower left
Struck at Antioch, Series 5 125-22 BC
KINGS OF NUMIDIA, MICIPSA
OBVERSE: Laureate, bearded head left
REVERSE: Prancing horse left, pellet below
Struck at Numidia, 118 BC
SNG Cop 505; Mazard 50; Müller 32
Ex JAZ Numismatics
Æ 31 Dupondius
OBVERSE: PERMISSV CAESARIS AVGVSTI, bare head left REVERSE: COLONIA PATRICIA, aquila between legionary standards
Colonia Patricia (Cordoba - spain) 15-14 BC
18g, 31 mm
RPC 128, SNG Cop 464
Green Roman Republic Litra
RR Anon AE Litra 241-235 BC Mars Beardless Horse Head GREEN Craw 25-3 Sear 594
Tang Dynasty of China
Kai Yuan Tong Bao
Northern Song Dynasty of China
Xi Ning Yuan Bao (Seal Script)
4.29 grams - 25mm
Here are two lovely green coins from my collection:
Hadrian, Roman Empire, AE as, 125–128 AD, Rome mint. Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS; bust of Hadrian, laureate, r. Rev: COS III; Salus, draped, standing r., feeding snake out of patera; in fields flanking, SC. 26mm, 10.2g. Ref: RIC II Hadrian, 669c. Ex AMCC 1, lot 180; ex Justin Lee.
City Commemorative under Constantine I, Roman Empire, AE 3, 330–337 AD, Thessalonica mint. Obv: VRBS ROMA; bust of Roma, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, l. Rev: She-wolf, standing l., suckling twins; above, two stars; in exergue, SMTS∈. 18mm, 2.25g. Ref: RIC VII Thessalonica 187/229.
Thick Green Patina
Vergilius, Gargilius and Ogulnius. 86 B.C. AE as (25.5 mm, 9.42 g, 12 h).
Semuncial standard. Rome mint.
Next a common sestertius of Alexander Severus and a sestertius of Domitian - both very green.
A Vesta As of Caligula, and lastly, a Republican cast As, c. 270BC.
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