NP's from CT Members

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  1. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Here are a couple of coins I recently purchased from fellow CT members. You may notice that neither are legionary denarii :rolleyes:

    This is my first and only Albinus
    Clodius Albinus.jpg
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right
    REVERSE: PROVID AVG COS, Providentia standing left, holding sceptre and wand over globe
    Struck at Rome
    2.95g, 19mm
    RIC IV 1 (c); Cohen III 55
    ex CT-MB Collection

    Examples of this coin was recently discussed in another CT thread. That discussion led me to want an example.
    AR Denarius
    OBVERSE: Head of the Aphrodisian Sibyl right, back hair in sling
    REVERSE: T. CARISIVS above sphinx sitting right; III.VIR below
    Rome 46 BC
    19mm, 3.49 g
    Cr464/1; Syd 983a; Carisia 11
    ex. Doug Smith Collection

    Post anything you feel relevant.
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  3. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Nice RR.

    And the one that replaced the one you have now.

    Clodius Albinus (193 - 195 A.D.)
    AR Denarius
    O: D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right.
    R: MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing front, head left, holding a spear and leaning on a shield.
    Rome Mint
    RIC 7, RSC 48, RCV 6144, BMC 98
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  4. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    That depends on how you look at it. They are not only different reverses but the PROVID is a more scarce 193 AD issue. Mine was from CNG a long time ago. I don't have a Minerva. rd0060bb0237.jpg
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  5. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter

    Here's a coin I bought from Mat, an issue of Claudius from the Syrian city of Gadara...

    Gadara was a center of Greek culture situated southeast of the Sea of Galilee. Its ruins are located near the modern city of Umm Qais in Jordan. The city passed in and out of Seleucid and Ptolemaic control during the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC, until it was captured by Alexander Jannaeus in the 1st. But it wasn't long before Pompey placed the region under Roman control (63 BC), fortified Gadara as a bulwark against Nabataean expansion, and made it one of the semi-autonomous cities of the Decapolis.


    Claudius. AD 41-54.
    Æ18, 4.6g, 12h. SYRIA, Decapolis, Gadara.
    Obv.: CEBACTOC; Laureate head of Claudius right.
    Rev.: ΓΑΔΑΡΑ; Veiled and turreted head of Tyche right.
    Reference: RPC I 4816; Rosenberger 21 ; Cf. SNG ANS 1294-6; Spijkerman 16.

    It has made a nice companion piece to my only other coin from Gadara (not from a CT member)...

    According to Josephus, Gadara was laid to waste during the Jewish Revolt of AD 66. "So Vespasian marched to the city of Gadara. He came into it and slew all the youth, the Romans having no mercy on any age whatsoever. He set fire to the city and all the villas around it.” [Josephus, Wars of the Jews, Book 7.] By the 2nd century, the city had recovered and flourished, boasting baths, theaters, a hippodrome, colonnaded streets, and an impressive aqueduct.

    This coin features Faustina II, empress and wife of Marcus Aurelius. The depiction of Zeus is not generic – this is Zeus Ammon, the syncretic amalgam of Greek and Egyptian head deities. He was the patron god and protector of the Roman military garrisoned in Judaea,
    Legio VI Feratta.


    SYRIA, Decapolis, Gadara.
    Faustina II Augusta, AD 147-175.
    Æ20, 7.9g, 12h. Dated CY 225, AD 161/2.
    Obv.: ΦAVCTINA CЄBACTH; Draped bust right.
    Rev.: ΓAΔAPЄΩN ЄKC (date); Laureate, draped bust of Zeus right.
    Reference: Spijkerman 49 (same dies); Rosenberger IV 51 (same dies); SNG ANS 1312-3 (same dies).
    Note: The Greek numerals giving the date on this coin are weak, but the die matches confirm ЄKC.
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  6. Smojo

    Smojo dreamliner

    I'm on my phone and away from home so the info on a few is escaping memory.

    EX: Red_Spork
    Cilicia, Korykos. Circa 1st century BC. Æ22mm(6.30 gm). Turreted head of Tyche right; ΔΙ behind / Hermes standing left, holding phiale and caduceus. ΚΩΡΥΚΙΩΤΩΝ to right. SNG Levante 791 (this coin); cf. SNG France 1075; cf. SNG von Aulock 5679.
    Ex Eduardo Levante collection, CNG 66 lot 549

    Claudius (2).jpg
    EX; Sallent
    Claudius As

    EX; Doug Smith VIA-JAZ
    Geta, AD 209-211
    Hybrid denarius (AR; 18-19mm; 2.68g; 6h)
    Obv.: P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT; Laureate head of Geta to right.
    Rev.: PONTIF – COS II; Genius standing front, head left, sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, left, and holding corn-ears in left hand.
    Reference: cf. BMCRE V p. 365, 49 and p. 227 (hybrid reverses Septimius Severus)); cf. C. 139.
    From the Doug Smith Collection; ex A.K. Collection Lot 623, P31
    A.K.Collection: Coin ID P31 from Lot no. 623

    EX; Sallent
    Gordo III
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  7. panzerman

    panzerman Well-Known Member

    Nice coins! I cannot afford a Clodius Albinus Aureus:( So, I will try to get a MS Denarius, also $$$$
  8. Alegandron

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

    Great coin @Bing . Captured a few from Mr. @Mat !

    Here is a cool one I captured from @seth77 :

    This one went back and forth to Romania due to the US Postal Service rejecting a ripped envelope! (Like THEY have never destroyed packages!). Was really happy when this one finally arrived. :)

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    FLORIAN AE23mm 3.54g Antoninian/Aurelian (VF, patina, deposits)
    AV: IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P AVG; radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from rear bust r.
    REV: CONCORD MILIT; Emperor togate stg. r., clasping the hand of Concordia stg. l.
    EXE: S
    REF: LV 2738; RIC V-1 57var (unlisted bust type), RIC Online #4294 7 specs listed, only one in La Venera, and only 2 from prior sales; 1st issue for Siscia mint, 2nd officina, july-august 276AD.
    A rare coin from a very brief reign, as Florian has only reigned for a couple of moths in the summer of 276AD.

    And my AV Clodius Albinus. I had it silvered so that @panzerman would not try to steal it way in his brutal auction bids... :D
    CLODIUS ALBINUS (193-197). Denarius. Rome.
    Bare head right.
    Roma seated left on shield, holding palladium and scepter.
    RIC 11
    ex: @John Anthony
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  9. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

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  10. dougsmit

    dougsmit Member Supporter

    Me, too. John put in a lot of work for our benefit. It was almost like the 'good old days' when I was a member of the Ancient Numismatic Society of Washington (DC) and members would bring coins to meetings for sale and trade. It was how I discovered many of the things that I later bought to excess. Without that education, I would never have bought many of my coins and probably would not have started my web pages.
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  11. zumbly

    zumbly Ha'ina 'ia mai ana ka puana Supporter

    Nice! Glad to see you managed to pick one up so quickly, Bing. Also kind of neat both of ours are from the collections of CT members.

    ROMAN REPUBLIC, Imperatorial Period
    AR Denarius. 3.93g, 18mm. Rome mint, 46 BC. T. Carisius, moneyer. Crawford 464/1; Sydenham 983. O: Head of Sibyl Herophile right, hair elaborately decorated with jewels and enclosed in a sling and tied with bands. R: T•CARISIVS, Sphinx seated right; III•VIR in exergue.
    Ex Mikey Zee Collection
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  12. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Definitely miss the auctions! I enjoyed the the write ups.
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  13. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    Me too, but I understand why.
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  14. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Quoting myself but I need to add - I LOVED the coins! Almost every ancient coin I own I bought from John. I understand also. Turning a hobby into work sounds like no fun to me. I don't think I could do it.
  15. chrsmat71

    chrsmat71 I LIKE TURTLES! Supporter

    Here's a Gordian III tet I picked up from @Mat .

  16. TIF

    TIF Always learning. Supporter

    Yep, there's a lot of inbreeding exchange going on around here :).

    Here are some of mine which used to belong to other CoinTalk members:

    ex @@JBGood
    EGYPT, Alexandria. Carus
    undated, but struck apparently struck posthumously by his son Carinus in CE 283/4
    tetradrachm, 19 mm, 7.7 gm, 12h
    Obv: ΘEωKAPωCEB; Laureate head right.
    Rev: AΦIEPωCIC; lit altar decorated with crossed palms, star in upper left field.
    Ref: Emmett 3995.2, R2
    ex JBGood
    ex Keith Emmett Collection
    ex Empire Coins, July 1982

    EGYPT, Alexandria. Carinus
    year 2, CE 283/4, Augustus
    tetradrachm, 18 mm, 6.2 gm
    Obv.: AKMAKA PINOCCEB; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: Elpis standing left, holding flower and clutching hem of robe; across fields L-B
    Ref: Emmett 4007.2, R1
    from the JBGood collection

    ex Stevex6:
    MYSIA, Kisthene
    Orontes, satrap of Mysia, c. 357-352 BCE
    AR Half Siglos or Tetrobol; 13 mm, 2.75 gm
    Obv: Nude hoplite crouching left behind shield, spear at ready
    Rev: Forepart of winged boar right
    Ref: Troxell, Orontes 4; SNG France 1164A (Lampsakos); SNG von Aulock
    Very rare.
    ex X6 Collection


    EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius
    Regnal year 8, CE 144/5
    AE drachm, 33 mm, 23.2 gm
    Obv: [legend]; laureate draped bust right
    Rev: Serapis, wearing modius, standing facing; flanked by the Dioscuri who are also standing facing, heads turned towards Serapis, and each holding a flagellum ; [L] H in exergue
    Ref: Dattari 2864 (RY2); Dattari-Savio plate 148 coins 2864 and 8724; Emmett 1670.8; Not listed in Milne.
    Ex X6 Collection


    THRACE, Sestos (sometimes spelled Sestus)
    c. 3rd-2nd century BCE
    AE 16.6, 2.35 gm
    Obv: Head of Hermes left, wearing petasos; dotted border
    Rev: chelys; ΣH downward in right field; dotted border
    Ref: von Fritz, Nomisma 1, 15 (coin 29 on plate 1 in that book)
    ex Stevex6 Collection

    ex @@Eng
    EGYPT, Alexandria. Philip I
    Regnal year 4, CE 246/7
    Billon tetradrachm; 23mm, 13.4g
    Obv: A K M IOV ΦIΛIΠΠOC ЄYC; laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
    Rev: Alexandria standing facing, towered head left, holding bust of Serapis in right hand, vertical scepter in left; L Δ (date) across field.
    Ref: Emmett 3469.4; Dattari 4856 and 4857; Förschner (Frankfurt Museum) 973-975; Curtis 1320; Savio (Museum Osnabrück) 1895-1896; Dattari-Savio plate 257, coins 4856, 4857, and 10518
    ex Eng Collection
    ex Zach Beasley
    ex Keith Emmett Collection
    ex Decus 1986
    I think I have more ex-Engs but it's hard to search for them since most search engines (including CT) exclude three letter words.

    ex @@dougsmit
    AR denarius, 2.4g, 19mm, 6h; Antioch mint.
    Obv.: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev.: TEMPORVM FEL; Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and patera.
    Reference: RIC IVb 201, p. 44.
    ex Doug Smith Collection #527

    ex @@John Anthony
    NABATAEA, Aretas IV with Queen Shaqilat
    9 BCE - CE 40, Petra
    Obv: jugate busts of Aretas IV and Shaqilat right
    Rev: crossed cornucopia; Nabataean letters between and below
    Ref: Meshorer 112-114?
    Ex John Anthony
    A gift from JA, his first Nabataean! Yes, it is a completely crappy coin but it was the first Nabataean he owned so that makes it special :).

    ex @AncientJoe
    KINGS OF MACEDON, Philip II. 356-336 BCE
    AR tetradrachm. 24mm, 14.20 gm, 12h
    Pella, 342-336 BCE
    Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
    Rev: ΦIΛIΠ-ΠOY, youth, holding palm and reins, on horseback right, thunderbolt below, N in exergue
    Ref: Le Rider 222-306. SNG ANS 385-95
    ex Colosseo Collection

    AR tetradrachm, 17.14 gm
    late lifetime issue, struck in Aradus c. 324/3 BCE
    Obv: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin headdress.
    Rev: BAΣIΛEΩΣ AΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ; Zeus seated left, holding eagle and scepter; I in left field; AP monogram below throne
    Ref: Price 3325
    ex Colosseo Collection

    Septimius Severus
    Rome, CE 206
    AR denarius, 3.41 gm, 20 mm, 12h
    Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
    Rev: LAETITIA TEMPORVM, the spina of the Circus Maximus decorated as a ship facing left, with the turning posts at its prow and stern, a sail mounted on the central obelisk, and the spina's other monuments visible in between; above the ship, four quadrigas racing left; below, seven animals: an ostrich at left and a bear at right; between them a lion and a lioness chasing a wild ass and a panther attacking a bison
    Ref: RIC 274; BMC 343.
    ex Colosseo Collection

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  17. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    I miss John’s auctions too. I’ll admit to having thoughts about starting my own monthly/bi-weekly auction to fill the void, but I do worry about the time it would take (and it would probably feature more medieval coins than you guys would be interested in!).

    A few ex CTers:
    00-KU-Karishka I-AE-TET-3098.jpg
    Kushan Empire
    Karishka I, r. 128-158 A.D.
    AE Tetradrachm, 24.73 mm x 16.8 grams
    Obv.: Crowned, diademed king standing facing, holding spear and sacrificing at altar at left, Bactrian legend around: ϸΑΟ ΚΑ ... ΝηϸΚΙ (King Kanishka)
    Rev.: Four-armed Oesho (Shiva?) standing facing, head turned to left, nimbate, holding various attributes, Bactrian legend right: ΟΚϸΟ, tamgha at left
    Ex Parthicus

    Provincial Rome - Egypt
    Nero, r. 54-68 A.D. (64-5 A.D.)
    Alexandria mint, BL Tetradrachm, 24.23 mm x 11.8 grams
    Obv.: NEPΩ KΛAYΔOΣ ΣEB ΓEP. Radiate bust right, wearing aegis
    Rev.: AYTOKPA. Eagle standing left, palm frond behind, LIA to left
    Ex. Doug Smith Collection #178

    Anc-03-HKM-ghe-Alexander III-TET-Pella-6718v.jpg
    Kingdom of Macedon
    Alexander III (the Great), r. 336-323 B.C. (c. 325-315 B.C.)
    Pella Mint, AR Tetradrachm, 27.72mm x 17.2 grams
    Obv.: Head of Herakles right, wearing lion skin
    Rev.: ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ, Zeus Aëtophoros enthroned left, holding eagle and sceptre, ΣΙ in left field
    Ex. red_spork

    Med-06-SCL-1284-Sancho IV-Co-3434.jpg
    Spain - Castile & Leon
    Sancho IV, 1284-1295; BL Cornado, 19 mm x 0.7 grams
    Obv.: *SAnC-II REX. Crowned bust left
    Rev.: +CASTELºLE LEºGIOnIS. Castle, star and S above
    Ref.: DeWitt 3434 variety
    Ex. Sallent Collection
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  18. SeptimusT

    SeptimusT Well-Known Member

    I got this beauty some time ago from @Gavin Richardson. It deserves a better photograph than I have the skill or equipment to give it, but it looks significantly better in hand than on screen. It has a nice, shiny patina that brings out lots of detail at the right angle, even the Agrippa portrait.

    Obverse: IMP PP DIVI F, head of Agrippa (left) wearing rostral wreath, laureate Augustus right
    Reverse: COL NEM; crocodile chained to palm branch, wreath with trailing ribbon at top
    RPC I 525
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  19. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Yeah, thats a neat RR
  20. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

    I just lighten your image. It's a good image
    Nimes 2.jpg
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  21. Jwt708

    Jwt708 Well-Known Member

    Count me in if you start this up. You never know!

    That coin should have ended up in my collection!!!
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