Featured Roman Province of Antioch in Syria, Emperor by Emperor (Pile On Thread)

Discussion in 'Ancient Coins' started by Justin Lee, May 19, 2019.

  1. Ocatarinetabellatchitchix

    Ocatarinetabellatchitchix Well-Known Member

    And here is a freshly new Vespasian ( not mine ) directly from the RPC supplement #5 of spring 2019 :
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  3. philologus_1

    philologus_1 Well-Known Member

    VESPASIAN
    My understanding is that these tetradrachms were struck for the primary purpose of paying the Roman soldiers who were in Judea during the multi-year siege against Jerusalem. This specific coin was struck in year 2 of Vespasian's reign, which was the last year that Vespasian's name and portrait appeared on the Roman tets of Antioch. Beginning the next year the tets featured Titus.

    This example is McAlee 334, is 27 mm., and weighs 14.54 gr. Also, it was double-struck on the reverse -- most visibly at the eagle's head and beak.
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  4. philologus_1

    philologus_1 Well-Known Member

    TITUS
    This is one of my favorite coins. I have grown to like the characteristic portraits on Eastern mint Flavian denarii. See notes in the numismatic data below. upload_2019-6-8_15-49-36.png
     
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  5. 7Calbrey

    7Calbrey Well-Known Member

    The big letters SC on reverse of this bronze coin hint that it was struck in Antioch. Still there is no wreath. Vespasian is head -right on obverse. The date is in exergue ETKS(year 26 of that era). There's a possibility that it could belong to Agrippa II, the last Herodian king, thus being struck in Judaea. Hope some generous and clever fellow could attribute this semi mysterious coin. Weight : 5.9 g.

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  6. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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    philologus_1 Well-Known Member

  8. Valentinian

    Valentinian Supporter! Supporter

    How about Vespasian and Titus on one coin?

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    26-24 mm. 14.91 grams.
    Prier 108, 3 examples.
    RPC II 1942, 31 examples from 5 obverse dies.
    McAlee 331 "Group 2"
    AVTOKPAT KAIΣA OYEΣΠAΣIANOY
    ΦΛAVI OYEΣΠ KAIΖ ETOΥΣ NEOY IEPOY, B before neck (year 2)
    Struck 70.
     
  9. Al Kowsky

    Al Kowsky Supporter! Supporter

    Justin Lee, You must have an impressive group of these counterstamped bronze coins :D! What's the body count now :smuggrin:?

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  10. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    Thanks! Only 4 so far: Claudius (1), Otho (1), Domitian (2)... But I'm always on the lookout for more!! But that Otho I just had to have when I saw it. Also, I've been outbid a couple times in CNG auctions this year on more of these c/m coins from the Richard Baker countermark collection.
     
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  11. Shea19

    Shea19 Supporter! Supporter

    Finally made it to Vespasian! I’ve been waiting to join in this thread for a couple weeks now.

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    Vespasian, 69-79, Antioch, 'Dupondius' (Bronze, 26 mm, 15.71 g). IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG Laureate head of Vespasian to left. Rev. Large S C within laurel wreath. McAlee 362b. RPC II 2009.
     
  12. ancient coin hunter

    ancient coin hunter Just a guy making his way in the universe

    Here we are at Domitian. So here goes:

    Domitian, A.D. 81-96

    AE 25, 11.7 grams - SYRIA, Antioch ad Orontem

    Obverse: DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Laureate head left

    Reverse: Large SC within laurel wreath

    Reference: RPC 2016, BMC 246

    Ex-Eng, Ex-JAZ, Ex-JB Good, Ex-Ira Ettinger Collection

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  13. Justin Lee

    Justin Lee I learn by doing Supporter

    So, after the Flavian dynasty, lasting a solid 17 years from 69-96 AD (Vespasian, 69-79 AD; Titus, 79-81 AD; Domitian, 81-96 AD), comes...

    -- Nerva ------------------------
    On the same day of Domitian's assassination, Nerva was elected in 96 AD by the Senate to succeed him as emperor (evidently, the first time that happened). His rule was cut short after Nerva died from natural causes in early 98 AD, only three months after naming his heir (who's next? :oops::rolleyes:). Oh, and he had a big nose. :smuggrin:

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    Nerva, Ruled 96-98 AD
    AE27, Syria, Antioch Mint
    Obverse
    : IMP CAESAR NERVA AVG III COS, Laureate head of Nerva right.
    Reverse: Large SC within laurel wreath of eight leaves, pellet or Θ below.
    References: RPC III 3487, McAlee 421(i)
    Size: 28mm, 14.93g

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    Nerva, Ruled 96-98 AD
    AE30, Syria, Antioch Mint
    Obverse
    : IMP CAESAR NERVA AVG III COS, Laureate head of Nerva right.
    Reverse: Large SC within laurel wreath of eight leaves, pellet or Θ (or horizontal R?) below.
    References: RPC III 3487, McAlee 421(i)
    Size: 30mm, 13.26g

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    Nerva, Ruled 96-98 AD
    AE27, Syria, Antioch Mint
    Obverse
    : IMP CAESAR NERVA AVG III COS, Laureate head of Nerva right.
    Reverse: Large SC within laurel wreath of eight leaves, I below.
    References: Butcher 193, McAlee 421(j), BMC 264
    Size: 27mm, 15.08g
     
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  14. Andres2

    Andres2 Well-Known Member

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