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Julian II, AD 360-363
AR Siliqua, Lugdunum mint, struck ca. AD 360-361
Wt.: 2.23 g
Dia.: 18 mm
Obv.: FL CL IVLIA NVS P P AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: VICTORIA DD NN AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond
Ref.: LVG. RIC VIII 212; Lyon 259; RSC 58†c, IRBCH 1424
AR Denarius, Rome mint, struck ca. AD 218-222
Obv.: IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG; Laureate draped cuirassed bust right
Rev.: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG; Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm branch
Dia.: 20.29 mm
Wt.: 3.26 g
Ref.: RIC IV 153
Ex Bill Rosenblum mailbox sale 28F, Nov. 1998
Canstantius II (AD 337-361)
AE16, Siscia mint
Obv.: CONSTANTIVS P F AVG
Rev.: VICTORIAE DD AVGG Q NN
Ref.: RIC VIII 182
Nike and Athena... BFFs
Kings of Thrace, Macedonian
Lysimachus (305-281 BC)
AR Tetradrachm, Lampascus mint, struck ca. 297-281 BC
Dia.: 31 mm
Wt.: 16.5 g
Obv.: Diademed bust of deified Alexander right with Horn of Ammon
Rev.: ΛΥΣΙΜΑΧΟΥ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ Athena Nikphoros seated left with shield and spear. Monogram above crescent
Ref.: Thompson 61
Is This What Alexander the Great Looked Like? A Diadochi Tetradrachm
Here we have a tiny Nike rocking the quadriga on the reverese
AR Tetradrachm, struck ca. 167-8 BC
Dia.: 30 mm
Obv.:Head of Athena right wearing triple crested attic helmet adorned with Pegasos
Rev.: Α-ΘΕ above MI / KI and ΘΕΟ / ΦΡΑ (Miki[on] and Theophra[stos]) Owl standing facing on amphora Θ, AP below.
Ref.: Thompson 320g
Moneyer L. Rubrius Dossenus (Rubria Family)
13 mm, 1.44 g;
Reference: Crawford 348/4; Sydenham 708
Obverse: DOSSEN Laureate head of Neptune right
Reverse: L RVBRI winged Victoria walking to right holding palm branch with wreaths; before her omphalos, serpent entwined around, on altar.
Pictures didn't turn out well... :-((
AE As, 24 x 26 mm, 9.91 g; Countermarks on the obverse and reverse, as well as banker cut. On the obverse, the countermark seems to be a radiate head of Helios, also known as a 'nailed helmet'. Sometimes this 'radiate' head is found struck twice on examples of Augustan sestertii.
Gallia, Lugdunum, ca. 15/10 BC
Reference: RIC 230; BMC.549-550.
Obverse: CAESAR PONT MAX laureate head of Augustus right
Reverse: ROM ET AVG altar of Lugdunum, front decorated with the corona civica between laurels and figures; flanked on each side by a Victory on a column raising a wreath and holding a palm frond; Countermark IMP AV/CN
Both coins have hallmarks of cast forgeries.
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