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A nice large 28mm Fireball Island coin with absolutely lovely blue color.
An interesting Asclepios with a neat denomination mark.
But here is a nice provincial
Moesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum
Obv. A K CE - [CEVHROC] Laureate head r. ;rev. NIKo - PROC IC Bearded head of Herakles r.
For attribution our colleague @Jochen1 was very helpful
a) not in AMNG b) not in Varbanov c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2020) 220.127.116.11 corr. (same dies, writes NIK - PROC IC in error, but the depicted coin is very worn)
Septimius Severus AR Denarius. Rome, AD 202-210.
SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head to right
ADVENT AVGG, emperor on horseback left, raising hand and holding spear, preceded by soldier.
RIC IV 248; BMCRE 304; RSC 1.
Septimius Severus, AE26
Obv:– AV K LCEP CEVHPOC, Laureate and draped bust right
Rev:– YI FAVCTINIA MAPKIANOPOLIT, Tyche (Fortuna) standing left holding cornucopia and rudder
Hristova/Jekov 18.104.22.168 (lists VI FAVCTINIA-NOV) but NOV appears to be erroneous. The dies match on both obverse and reverse.
Not in Varbanov (Eng.) Vol.1
I love Septimius Severus provincials. You might even say the Severan period was the golden age of Roman provincial coinage. Here's a rare one but from a common city.
Septimius Severus, AD 192-211.
Roman provincial Æ 20.2 mm, 5.62 gm, 12 h.
Bithynia, Nicaea AD 193-211.
Obv: ΑΥ ΚΛ CЄΠ CЄΥΗΡΟC CЄB, laureate head, right.
Rev: ΝΙΚΑΙЄΩΝ, Asklepios standing facing, head left, holding serpent-staff.
Ref: Rec. Gen. 333; Mionnet Suppl. 5, 589.
OBVERSE: AY K L C CEVHROC, laureate head right
REVERSE: NIKOPOLITWN PROC ICTR, Crescent and three stars
Struck at Nikopolis, 193-211 AD
Septimius Severus, AR Denarius 197 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Laureate head right, L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII / Rev. Elephant advancing right, MVNIFICENTIA AVG. RIC IV-1 82, RSC III 348, Sear RCV II 6317. 18 mm., 3.32 g.
Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Odessos, Thrace; Æ 27. Obv: ΔΙVΩ CΕΥΗΡΩ ΠΕΙΩ (Divus Severus Pius). His bare head, r. Rev: ΟΔΗCCΕΙΤΩΝ. The Great God of Odessos stg.facing, hd. l., holding cornucopia in left arm and patera over altar to his right. Sear GI 2129, where-in Sear states "Posthumous types are rarely encountered in the Greek Imperial series, other than the issues for Divus Augustus."
Pick (AMNG) lists the coin at Volume I/II, p. 562, no. 2271, with which this coin has an obverse die link, but a different reverse die. He points out that the die maker spelled out, in Greek, the Latin "Divus" as "ΔΙVΩ",
instead of using the Greek equivalent "Theos," and adds that this transliteration "otherwise on coins, at least genuine ones, never appears." If that is still true, this legend is unique among Roman Provincial coins. He also observes that "The obverse is an exact replica of certain Rome Consecratio denarii, of such kind that face, hair, and beard seem to have been engraved following it stroke by stroke." He cites two known examples of this coin at the time of publication, but I have learned of at least three more examples. This coin, however, may be the best preserved in existence.
Septimius Severus, Rome, AE sestertius, AD 195.
Obv: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V, laureate head right.
Rev: SAECVLI FELICITAS, Felicitas standing left, foot on prow, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. S-C across fields.
i have the matching Caracalla for that one
@ancientone, Obv. legend looks like IMP VII not V, and that would suggest as rev. legend not SAECVLI FELICITAS, but DIVI M PII F P M TR P III COS II P P, a titulature legend which replaced the three descriptive legends ROMAE AETERNAE, SAECVLI FELICITAS, and VIRTVTI AVG simultaneously with the change from IMP V to IMP VII on the obverse. As confirmation I seem to read COS to the right of Felicitas' cornucopia on the reverse. Can you see more on the coin itself?
Septimius Severus, Roman Empire, denarius, 194–195 AD, Rome mint. Obv: [L SEPT SEV PERT] AVG IMP IIII, laureate head of Septimius Severus r. Rev: APOLL[INI AVGV]STO, Apollo standing l., holding patera and lyre. 16mm, 1.78g. Ref: RIC IV.1 Septimius Severus 40.
Curiously, the exact location of Parlais is not 100% known.
@curtislclay, I do see COS II on reverse. Thank you for the correction!
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