Recent Provincial Additions.

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  1. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    tavion2.jpg Galatia, Tavion. Julia Domna Æ23.
    Obv: IOYΛIA CEBACTH, draped bust right.
    Rev: TAOYIANΩN, Nemesis standing left, holding bridle and raising right hand to her face.

    neo3.jpg Pontus, Neocaesarea. Geta Æ29
    Obv: Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: Tetrastyle temple with wall faintly visible in background, statue of a male standing on a pedestal within; ET P(MR) (date) in exergue.
    Dated CY 146 (AD 209/210).

    amasia3.jpg Pontus Amasea. Lucius Verus Æ28
    Obv: Laureate-headed bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r. / ΑVΤ Κ Λ ΑΥΡ ΟVΗΡΟϹ ϹƐΒ.
    Rev: Tyche standing, l., wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia. / ΑΜΑϹ Τ ΜΗΤ Κ ΠΡΩ ΤοΥ ΠοΝΤ ƐΤ ΡΞƐ.
    RPC 3411.

    macrinusephesos.jpg Lydia, Gordus Julia. Macrinus Æ29. Cult statue of Kore.
    Obv: AVT K M OΠЄ CЄO MAKPЄINOC / Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
    Rev: ЄΠ AIΛ ZΩCIMOV APX A TO B IOVΛIA / ΓOPΔHNΩN / Facing statue of Kore between poppy and grain ears.
    Magistrate Ail. Zosimou, first archon for the second time.
    Cf. BMC 41 (for a different type of Macrinus from this magistrate).

    Mesopotamia, Carrhae. Caracalla Æ18
    Laureate head right.
    Veiled head of Tyche right, wearing mural crown.

    Please feel free to post any provincials or recent additions.
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  3. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    purdy! :)
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  4. DonnaML

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    Some very cool coins you have there!
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  5. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Numismatic jack of all trades & specialist in none Moderator

    I like those tetrastyle temples in general. The statue inside is a neat little detail.
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  6. ominus1

    ominus1 Well-Known Member

    ..yeah..ole AA will like that one ..:)
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  7. Ancient Aussie

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    Great set of coins, I especially like the Lucius Verus with a good portrait, I don't see to many of his coins and as ominus1 pointed out I can't go past that Geta Pontus temple. I think he may have noticed my slight leaning towards architecture;);) Pontus3-removebg-preview.png
    Septimius Severus, Pontus, Neocaesarea.
    Septimius Severus, AD 193-211. AE29 (29 mm, 15,1 g). Pontus, Neocaesarea. AY K Λ CEΠ CEOYHPOC, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / KOI ΠON NЄO-KAI MHTPO, ЄT PMR, tetrastyle temple with wall visible in background, flaming altar within; date below. Rec Gen 18; SNG von Aulock 100.
  8. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    Neat additions!
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  9. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    Interesting batch of provincials you got there.

    Did you find out anything about that countermark on the Gordus Julia? I noticed Wildwinds has only one for this place for Macrinus, and it too has a countermark. Somebody with a copy of Howgego might be able to help out.
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  10. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Thanks @Ancient Aussie. Have you visited the Roman Provincial Coinage group on Facebook? Robert(admin) has a very nice collection of architectural types as I'm sure you do as well.

    Mine is the same as the Wildwinds example and two others I've found but none are in good shape or have a Howgego number.
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  11. Alegandron

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

    Nice captures, @ancientone ... congrats. They be purdy!
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  12. Ancient Aussie

    Ancient Aussie Supporter! Supporter

    Yes I love Robert's collection something I can only aspire to, he actually has my avatar coin as the groups cover pic at the moment.
  13. ancientone

    ancientone Well-Known Member

    Wow! I need to get out more. Sorry I hadn't noticed.
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  14. Roman Collector

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    This small bronze of Commodus and his wife Crispina is the latest provincial acquired for my collection. It has only recently been described in the literature and is scarce. We know it's from the city of Parium in Mysia because its obverse die was used to strike coins with different reverse types that specifically tell the name of the Latin-speaking colony in their inscriptions.

    Commodus and Crispina Parium AE 20.jpg
    Commodus, AD 177-192, and Crispina, AD 178-191.
    Roman provincial Æ 20.2 mm, 4.69 g, 7 h.
    Mysia, Parium, c. AD 179-180.
    Obv: IMP CAI Λ AVR COMODVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Commodus, right.
    Rev: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust of Crispina, right.
    Ref: RPC IV.2, 11735 (temporary).
  15. Marsyas Mike

    Marsyas Mike Well-Known Member

    This seemed like an appropriate thread to toss out this lot of 13 AEs I got this week. Four of them are Roman Imperial, but the rest are Provincials from Thrace and Moesia.

    These are obviously over-cleaned, with other miscellaneous problems, but at $5 a piece I was okay with problems - the attribution efforts kept me busy for days and that's cheap entertainment.

    A lot of firsts for me. That one in the third row far left is a Julia Domna "Three Graces" a type I've always admired - but an upgrade is definitely in order. The Caracalla with shield and spear from Hadrianopolis might be my favorite - he looks very ferocious.

    I do wish the Trajan sestertii were in better shape - the far left one is a scarce Trajan-holding-a-thunderbolt-crowned-by-Victory type - I didn't think I'd be able to attribute it, but there was just enough there for a guess. The one next to it is Arabia with her camel. Both are worst of the lot.

    The Antoninus Pius As is a common Annona type, but a scarceish bare-headed variety. It has been cleaned to its original copper color.

    Speaking of copper - the top two are from Viminacium. The Trebonianus Gallus "sestertius" looks copper, while the Gordian III "dupondius" is very brassy. All the other provincials are brassy as well.

    _Lot - 13 Roman Prov. & Imp. Sep 2020 (0).jpg
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  16. Ancient Aussie

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    I like them Marsyas Mike , nice eye appeal with that brassy look also reasonable detail for $5 a piece.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2020
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  17. nicholasz219

    nicholasz219 Well-Known Member

    @ancientone That is a nice group of coins. The Tavium issue of Julia Domna is something I’ve tried to add and failed a few times. I’m jealous. The Geta of Pontus is a nice example as well. These issues usually seem to miss the date and legends from wear so it is nice you have both.

    @Ancient Aussie That SSev is great. Again finding these with legends and date is an exciting thing. Mine need some help in that regard.

    I’ve added several provincials to both SSev and JD recently. I haven’t had the time to post anything about them here yet. Comments welcome, of course.

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  18. Ancient Aussie

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    Thanks Nick, your Sev Temple of Jupiter Heliopolis is the best I've seen fantastic coin.
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  19. nicholasz219

    nicholasz219 Well-Known Member

    @Ancient Aussie Thanks a bunch! I have to give credit to @Mat because he spotted it first and told me about it. It was a long time wish list coin.
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