January - Post a Janus Coin!

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  1. Andres2

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  3. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    That is a very interesting sestertius, zumbly. I didn't know Antoninus Pius issued one of this type. Here is one of Commodus that is very similar - perhaps the same cult statue?
    Commodus Sest. Janus temple Apr 2019 (0).jpg

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    Commodus Æ Sestertius
    (186 A.D.)
    Rome Mint

    M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT, laureate head right / [P M TR P XI IMP VII] around, COS V PP below, domed distyle temple w. Janus standing facing, holding sceptre, SC across fields.
    RIC 460; Cohen 489; Sear 5780.
    (24.77 grams / 30 mm)
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  4. Nicholas Molinari

    Nicholas Molinari Well-Known Member

    184584E7-4A5B-4B52-AF8D-3A3B95B554AB.jpeg Always love sharing this guy!

    Anonymous. Circa 225-217 BC. Æ Aes Grave As (63mm, 266.40 g, 12h). Libral standard. Rome mint. Head of bearded Janus; – (mark of value) below; all on a raised disk / Prow of galley right; | (mark of value) above; all on a raised disk. Crawford 35/1; Thurlow & Vecchi 51; Haeberlin pl. 10, 1-16, 4; HN Italy 337; Sydenham 71; Kestner 111-5; BMCRR Rome (Aes Grave) 1-16.

    Happy New Year!
  5. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana

    Cool! I wouldn't be at all surprised if it was the same statue. However, take a look at this one issued by Hadrian (not my coin below):


    Janus appears to have not two but three visible faces. RIC calls this "Janus quadrifons"... ie., FOUR-faced!
  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ...idk...i think these coins are a little two faced...:p(and i dont have one:rolleyes:)
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  7. red_spork

    red_spork Triumvir monetalis

    Roman Republic AR Denarius(19mm, 3.86g). Marcus Furius Lucii filius Philus, moneyer, 119 BC, Rome mint. Laureate head of Janus;around, M·FOVRI·L·F, Border of dots. / Roma (wearing Corinthian helmet) standing left, holding sceptre in left hand and crowning trophy with right hand; above, star; behind, ROMA upwards; the trophy is surmounted by a helmet in the form of a boar's head and flanked by a carnyx and shield on each side; in exergue, (PHI)LI. Crawford 281/1, Sydenham 529; RSC Furia 18; BMCRR (Italy) 555; Russo RBW 1105.

    Ex Roma Numismatics Auction XVIII, 29 September 2019, lot 822, ex Numismatica Ars Classica Auction 114, 6 May 2019, lot 1283, ex RVP Collection, CNG e-Auction 309, 21 August 2013, lot 204.
  8. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE



    RImp Pompey 42-38 BC AE As Janus Prow Magnus S 1394 Cr 479-1


    RR Anon AE As after 211 BC Janus I Prow Cr 56-2 Sear 627

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  9. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    How about a Lady Janus? Mrs. Janus? At least that's what the references are saying. Found this in my local dealer's junk bin.

    Rhegium, Bruttium  A-Z Lot Sep 21 2018 (0).jpg

    Rhegium, Bruttium Æ 25 Pentonkion
    (c. 215-150 B.C.)

    Janiform female head / Asklepios seated left by tripod holding sceptre; PHΓINΩN to right [Π above tripod to left, serpent in exergue].
    SNG ANS 745; HN Italy 2551.
    (10.05 grams / 25 mm)
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  10. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Wow. That is a cool coin. Leave it to Hadrian to turn it up to 11. His dentist must make a fortune off all those teeth.
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  11. rrdenarius

    rrdenarius non omnibus dormio

    great two faced coins all!
    One of my favorites is a prow left As I picked up at last year's NYINC with a page from Haeberlin in the back.
    A more modest coin is also on my favorites list.
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    The seller's description was:
    Collezione J. Baptiste; Lot 56; Serie anonima sestantale. Asse, dopo il 211 a.C. Cr. 56/2. AE. g. 32.56 mm. 33.00 Forato MB.​
    I had to google Forato and found it meant hole. It is also a place.
    Monte Forato is a mountain (1,230 m) in the Alpi Apuane, in Tuscany, central Italy.​
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  12. Andrew McCabe

    Andrew McCabe Well-Known Member

    RRC 36/1. Weighs 207 grams..Ex Leo Hamburger (27 May 1929) lot 358 (est. 120 RM) Geheimrat von Kaufmann coll. Richard von Kaufmann (29 March 1849 in Cologne; † 11 March 1908 in Berlin-Charlottenburg) was a German-Jewish political economist, art collector and patron, and Privy Councillor (Geheimer Regierungsrat) under Kaiser Wilhelm II.
  13. Orielensis

    Orielensis Well-Known Member

    Happy New Year, everybody!

    The selection of early Republican aes grave shown in this thread is simply fantastic. I don't have any coins from this period, but here are two of my later Roman Republican Janus favorites:

    Römische Republik – RRC 173:1, As, Saxula, Janus und Bug.png
    Roman Republic, As (uncial standard), 169–158 BC, moneyer: C. Cluvius Saxula, Rome mint. Obv: head of Janus, I above. Rev: prow right, C·SAX (ligated) above, ROMA below. 35mm, 25.98g. Ref: RRC 173/1.

    Römische Republik – RRC 281:1, Denar, Furius, Janus:Victoria mit Trophäe und carnyx.png
    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.
  14. Well: Yes And No. CAN YOU HELP ME ID THIS COIN? This was sold to me as a "Greek Janus Under Rome". 5.61 grams. 22mm. By a 'Ebay vendor. When I saw this topic I decided to post now as this is the only other coin that I cannot ID. I contacted the esteemed scholar (who has been talked about here). She was unable to identify it specifically said to post it to their forum. For some reason I got flagged-perhaps it was my fault as I may not have understood their site. Anyway she told me enough that it was far older than Rome in that what little of it remained of the reverse is obviously Demeter and stag. I think I can make out some tiny figures near the base, but she told me I was incorrect. The obverse may be Dioskouroi? too.
    I hadn't searched for that as I was only interested in Roman. She suggested it may possibly be Alexander?? This was one of those 'Ebay' 'dealers' who had it covered in thick black lacquer. (My photography is bad I know and the spot in the middle is reflection). Any guess?

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  15. Backtoithaka

    Backtoithaka Member

    OK, OK, here is one fine Janus, although it did not belong to a Geheimhofrat

  16. Backtoithaka

    Backtoithaka Member

    and still another one
  17. ambr0zie

    ambr0zie Dacian Taraboste

    Not a Janus coin as the janiform head is Philonome and Tenes from what I read but still related. My latest acquisition

    Obol AR 7 mm., 0,52 g.

    Islands off Troas, Tenedos AR Obol. Circa 5th Century BC. Janiform head of female, facing left, and bearded male (Philonome and Tenes), facing right / Labrys (double axe) within shallow incuse; T-E across fields. SNG München 340; SNG Copenhagen 509; HGC 6, 387; SNG von Aulock 7666.
  18. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Well-Known Member

    Anonymous Ar Quadrigatus Rome 225-214 BC Obv Janiform head of the Dioscuri. Rv Jupiter driving quadriga right Crawford28/3 6.70 grms 21 mm Photo by W. Hansen 29-b.png I have seen numerous examples of this coin but what I find most interesting about this example is the refined style of the obverse and the broad diameter of the coin. These coins are contemporaries of the nomos coinage out of Taras and more or less the same weight standard but they are so different
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