Provincials Be Killin' - Caracalla Tetrassarion?

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  1. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    So I picked up this new Victory from a trusted seller on ebay the other day. When it arrived, I checked out his attribution and I don't believe it to be correct.
    He has it attributed as:

    AE30 of Stobi, Macedon
    M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate and curiassed bust right, seen from behind
    Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
    Moushmov 6552; AMNG 15
    which is this coin:
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    HOWEVER, this coin is listed as an AE22 and is definitely NOT my coin.

    With it being 30mm and 10.62g, I believe it is a Tetrassarion but I can't find a good match anywhere.
    The obverse, I can make out MAV on the obverse and looks to be M(VN)IC(P) STOBENSI on the reverse.
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  3. Brian Bucklan

    Brian Bucklan Well-Known Member

    It's certainly Caracalla from Stobi. I've seen these in the 24mm up to the low 30mm's in diameter and there are a whole lot of different reverse legend variations from the shortest MVN STOB to the longer version of MVNICIP STOBENSIVM
     
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  4. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Ok, so at least I'm not going crazy! Well, I mean I am...but that's another story.
     
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  5. Brian Bucklan

    Brian Bucklan Well-Known Member

    Don't fret about going crazy ... at this point we all are
     
  6. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Wife, 2 dogs, 3 kids, 4 cats all at home going stir crazy. :confused:
     
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  7. Brian Bucklan

    Brian Bucklan Well-Known Member

    Wife, me and COVID ... nuff said
     
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  8. Ryro

    Ryro You'll never be lovelier than you are now... Supporter

    Horrendous attribution!
    Clearly a permed and bearded Sammy "The Bull" Gravano:
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  9. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Cool coin. A tough provincial of caracalla. A mob-worthy portrait.
     
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  10. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I thought it was pretty interesting and I love anything with Nike/Victory so I threw a lowball bid on it not expecting to win. Glad I did though. :) Now I've got provincials with Nike reverses from Septimius Severus, Julia Domna, Caracalla, and Elagabalus. Just need a few more to complete the whole Severan dynasty :)
     
  11. Roman Collector

    Roman Collector Supporter! Supporter

    Here's one from Stobi featuring that creep's mama:

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    Julia Domna AD 193-211
    Roman provincial AE 25
    Macedon, Stobi, AD 193-211
    9.3 gm, 25.4 mm
    Obv: IVLIA AVGVST, bare-headed and draped bust, r.
    Rev: MVNI STOBE, Victory advancing l., holding wreath; below, wheel and serpent.
    Refs: Moushmov 6548; Similar to BMC 104, 8.
     
  12. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    Nice one!
    Here's my mom and dad. She from Stobi, he from Thessalonica.
    IMG-6752-removebg-preview.png Septimius Severus AE29 Macedonia Thessalonica.jpg

    Also, I take back what I said earlier about having an Elegabalus. I do not. wompwomp
     
  13. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    Nice one @furryfrog02! Here is mine from a rather esteemed collection:

    Anc-10-R4-k0198-Caracalla-Macedon-AE24-Stobi-2472regvar1.jpg Provincial Rome - Macedon
    Caracalla, r. 198-217 A.D.
    Stobi AE24, 23.9 mm x 5.82 grams
    Obv.: [...] ANTONINV, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
    Rev.: MVNICI STOB, Victory advancing left, holding palm frond and wreath
    Ex. Zumbly collection
     
  14. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter I dig ancient coins...

    Caracalla.

    MACEDON, Thessalonica

    Caracalla. 198-217 A.D. AE 26, 14.9 grams, 7h

    Obverse: Laureate and cuirassed bust right

    Reverse: Nike advancing left, holding a small Cabeirus and palm

    Reference: Touratsoglou Em, II:a

    ex: JAZ Numismatics

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    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

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  16. FitzNigel

    FitzNigel Medievalist Supporter

    I do have a soft spot for these big’uns:

    Anc-10-R4-k0198-Caracalla-Thrace-AE35-Perinthus-2487regvar1.jpg Provincial Rome - Thrace
    Caracalla, r. 198-217 A.D
    Perinthus, AE 35 Medallion, 35.30 mm x 26.52 grams
    Obv.: [AVT K M AVP CЄ]OVHP ANTΩNINOC AVΓ, radiate head right
    Rev.: ΠЄPINΘIΩN NEΩKOPΩN, agonistic table surmounted by two prize urns, each containing palm; below, five balls and amphora
     
  17. Bing

    Bing Illegitimi non carborundum Supporter

  18. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    CaracallaStobi.jpg
    Caracalla. 198-217 AD. MACEDON, Stobi. Æ (27mm, 6.61 gm, 7h). M AVR ANTONINVS, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: MVNICISTO-BEN, Victory-Nemesis advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond; wheel at her feet to left. Varbanov 4035
     
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