Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by AndrewC, Sep 12, 2020.
Couple of others:
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Also be on the lookout for the two Rome mint (A)EQVITI series which I never completed. I am sure I have shown these before. Almost all of my coins of Probus came 20 years ago when there must have been a hoard of decent coins for low prices. When too many people start buying, I tend to move along to another fad.
If anyone has not heard of these series, the following page might help.
Probus, Roman Empire, AE antoninian (traces of silvering), 276–282 AD, Tripolis mint. Obv: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: CLEMENTIA TEMP. Emperor standing right, holding eagle-tipped sceptre, receiving globe (or pileus?) from Jupiter, holding sceptre. Crescent in lower centre; mintmark KA. 23 mm, 4.13 g. Ref: RIC V-2, 928 (crescent).
I think it reads RESTITVT ORBIS
My "main" Probus
Other ones I just ended up keeping
Holed, but an incredibly styled facing quadriga, plus I'm assuming the hole's shape and position means it was used in antiquity as a decoration on something - just makes it even more cool!
That us purdy cool! "Funky Hat", but cool. Perhaps he posed for this bust when he was at a party. I don't think I could had worn that hat.
AR Antoninianus (24 mm, 3.95 grams, 7h), Serdica mint, 2nd officina
Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right
Reverse: S-O-LI INVICT-O, Sol, raising hand and holding whip, driving facing quadriga; KAB in exergue
Reference: RIC V 864
Provenance: Roma I (October 15, 2010), Lot 496
Rev:– SOLI INVICTO, Sol in spread quadriga, holding globe, whip and billowing cloak.
Minted in Serdica (Γ in exe) Emission 3 Officina 3.
Reference:– RIC 861 var. Radiate bust right in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle (This bust type is not listed in RIC. This issue mark is not listed for this mint).
There is evidence that this coin forms part of an unlisted second series of mintmarks used during the third emission of Serdica using Greek letters that ran in parallel to the Roman equivalent.
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