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      ANCIENT GREEK IMPERIAL - ANCIENT ROMAN PROVINCIAL COINS (Cont.)

 

                   

101. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Amasia, Pontus, (30mm, 14.04 gm , 6h. Obv: AY KAI Λ CEΠ CEOVHPOC ΠΕΡ CEB, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right. Rev: ΑΔP CEΛ(upside-down V) ΑΝΤ ΑΜΑCI (MI?) ΝƐ (ΠΡ Π), date ETC(for Σ) H in ex. Caracalla and Geta clasping hands, each carrying a scroll. Von Aulock 30 (var-obverse legend), "cf. Rec. Taf. 5,10 S. 41 Nr 51." Holed in antiquity. Very rare................................................................................(Image) $225

                   

102. Septimius Severus.  193-211 AD. Thrace, Anchialus. (20 mm., 45.17 gm, 1h). Obv: Laureate bust r. Rev. Herakles standing L., strangling Nemean lion. Varbanov 162, "Unpublished variety - R3.".....................................(Image) $70

                   

103. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis.  (18mm, 3.57 gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Herakles standing left, strangling the Nemean Lion. Voegtli type 1; Stoll, Herakles__; H&J, Marcianopolis, 6.14.14.5-6; Varbanov 710.............(Image) $70

                   

104. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. (21mm, 6.12 gm, 1h). Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. H & J 6.14.38.16; Varbanov 740. Some roughness, otherwise aEF.......... (Image) $175

                   

105. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. (18mm, 2.61 gm, 7h). Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Priapus standing right, lifting his robes and exposing his erect phallus. Hristova & Jekov 8.14.17.6; Moushmov 987........................................................................................(Image) $225

                   

106. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum.  Assarion (18mm, 3.18 gm, 6h). Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Herakles standing right, strangling the Nemean Lion. Voegtli type 1; Stoll, Herakles__; H&J, Nikopolis 8.14.14.22-23; Varbanov 2360. Excellent coin............(Image) $220

                   

107. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum.  (17mm, 2.46 gm, 1h). Obv: AV KAI CEVH(POC?). Laureate head right. Rev: NIKOΠOΛITΩΝ ΠPOC (ICTPO, in ex.?), Winged Genius (Eros?) standing right, leaning on column and resting inverted torch (on altar?). Torch fashioned from a tree limb...quite unusual. Unpublished  and UNIQUE. To be included in a new addenda to Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov.....................................................(Image) SOLD

                   

108. Septimius Severus. 193-211 AD. Macedon, Stobi. (25mm, 12.15 gm, 6h). Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left, as seen from the rear. Rev: Nike placing a wreath on the city name. BMC__; AMNG__; LIND__;  Varbanov 3853 (R5). Quite rare.........................................................................................(Image) $145

                   

109. Septimius Severus, with Julia Domna. 193-211 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Pentassarion (28mm, 12.00 gm, 1h). Flavius Ulpianus, legatus consularis. Struck AD 210-211. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus right and draped bust of Domna left, facing one another. Rev: Hades-Serapis seated left on throne, holding scepter and grain ears; to left, Cerberus; Є (mark of value) in upper left field. AMNG I 597; Varbanov 859........(Image) $160

                   

110. Julia Domna. Augusta, 193-217 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Callatis. Triassarion (25mm, 7.76 gm, 12h). Obv: Draped bust right. Rev: The Dioskouroi on horseback right; Γ below. AMNG I 312; SNG Budapest__; SNG Mnchen__; Varbanov 301. A beauty..........................................................................(Image) $245

                   

111. Julia Domna. Augusta, 193-217 AD. Pautalia, Thrace. (24mm, 7.59 gm, 2h). Obv: IOVΛIA ΔOMNA CEB, draped bust right. Rev: OYΛΠIAC ΠAYTAΛIAC, Artemis advancing left with hound, reaching for arrow from quiver with right hand and holding bow in left hand. Moushmov 4209; cf. BMC 21; SNG Copenhagen__. Surface roughness and scratches on reverse........(Image) $165

                   

112. Julia Domna. Augusta, 193-217 AD. THRACE, Perinthus. (24mm, 6.67 gm, 7h). Obv: Draped bust right. Rev: Homonoia standing left, holding phiale over altar and cornucopia. Schnert-Geiss 531; BMC 36..................(Image) $195

                   

113. Caracalla, with Julia Domna. MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis.198-217 AD. Struck 215 AD. Pentassarion (28mm, 11.72 gm, 2h). Quintillianus, legatus consularis. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla and draped bust of Julia Domna facing one another. Rev: Apollo standing facing, head right, holding bow and raising hand over head; to left, Є (mark of value) and ΤΩ above quiver; serpent-entwined stump to r. Varbanov 1001 (R4).....(Image) $145

                   

114. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. Aegeae, Cilicia. (29mm, 18.73 gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate bust, right. Rev: ΑΙΓΕWN ANTWNEINOY Π CEYH (date AΔΗ?) above galley. Galley right, Caracalla or captain at left rear under overhead protection, rowers, two masts, standard on prow. Original envelope (now lost) from the Marcel Burstein collection (unpublished part) indicated "Year AΞC=261=214/15, , Lev. 1740 (same dies) but date not legible."....................................(Image) $425

                   

115.  Caracalla. 198-217 AD. Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior. Obv:...ANT... laureate head, slightly bearded, right. Rev:(MAPK)IANOΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Genius standing left, and resting inverted torch (on altar?). Varbanov__. Apparently unlisted and possibly unique................................................................(Image) $125

                   

116. Caracalla. 198-217 AD. THRACE, Pautalia.  (29mm, 14.80 gm, 1h). Obv: Laureate head r. Rev: OVLPIAC PAV/TALIAC, Asklepios seated left, looking r. on back of ketos. Mouchmov 4235, pl. XXV, 11; Varbanov II, 5008...(Image) $245

                   

117.  Caracalla. 198-217 AD. Pessinus, Galatia. AE (32mm, 16.86 gm, 12h). Obv: AYT K M AYP ANTΩNINOC , laureate bust right. rev: ΠECCINO-YNTIΩN, Men, wearing Phrygian cap, standing facing, head left, crescent behind shoulders, holding patera (and scepter?). Reverse like SNG France 2578 but for Antoninus Pius, unlisted for Caracalla.; BMC__; von Aulock__΄SNG Cop__. Apparently UNIQUE....................................................................................................(Image) $850

                   

118. Caracalla.198-217 AD. Serdica, Thrace. (28mm, 16.81 gm, 12h). Obv: Draped, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Herakles standing facing, slightly right, holding club, bow and lion skin. Varbanov 2355..........(Image) $245

                   

119. Macrinus. 217-218 AD. Emesa/Emisa, Syria. (31MM, 22.26 gm, 1h). Obv: AYT K M OΠEΛ.... Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right, Rev: Baetyl of El-Gabal (inscribed with eagle with wreath in beak, right?) flanked by parasols within hexastyle temple, in pediment, base of altar(?). Central steps leading to central intercolumniation and inscribed rectangle; Trees above/behind  left pediment? HNΦ(?) in exergue]. Holed in ancient times. BMC__; SNG Cop__. Apparently UNIQUE and historically important...................................(Image) $750

Writes a major numismatic source: (Quote) Emesa was the major cult center for the deity El-Gabal, who was worshipped there in the form of a baetyl (an aniconic stone idol; in the case of El-Gabal, a large black conical stone, probably a meteorite). The cult attracted considerable local attention, including that of soldiers stationed in the region, many of whom were becoming increasingly frustrated with what they viewed as the emperor Macrinus cowardly handling of military affairs. In was in this environment that the young priest of El-Gabal, Varius Avitus Bassianus (later Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, but best known as Elagabalus for his devotion to El-Gabal), rose to the throne by claiming to be the illegitimate son of Caracalla and thus the rightful heir to the purple. Eager to renounce Macrinus and impressed by Elagabalus handling of the rites of the cult, local soldiers declared the boy priest emperor and, for a brief while, the exotic eastern deity El-Gabal nearly came to dominate the Roman Pantheon. (Unquote)

                   

120. Macrinus. 217218 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR. Nicopolis ad Istrum. (27mm, 12.39 gm, 6h). Obv: AV K OΠΠΕΛ CEVH MAKPINOC, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: VP AΠ ΑΓΡΙΠΠΑ ΝΙΚΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ ΠΡOC ICTPΩ, closed city gate, two battlemented towers at front corners of city wall, one such tower in back wall. AMNG . Like Varbanov 3345, but laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, seen from behind. A new variety. Not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov, but will be added to the new addendum. Glossy dark green-black patina........................................................................................................(Image) $175

                   

121. Macrinus. 217218 AD. Moesia, Nicopolis ad Istrum. (27mm, 12.51 gm, 6h). Obv: Laur. bust r. Rev. Herakles standing r., holding club set on rock, lion skin draped over club. Varbanov 3457. HrHJ (2015) 8.23.14.3. Glossy dark green patina.......................................................................................................(Image) $185

                   

122. Macrinus. 217-218 AD. Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis. (27mm, 12.93 gm, 1h). Obv: Laureate head r. Rev: Zeus seated l., holding scepter and patera. Not in Varbanov; AMNG 1683. Not in Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov, but will be added to the new addendum. Rare. Glossy green patina...a  beauty......................(Image) $345

                   

123. Macrinus, with Diadumenian as Caesar. AD 217-218. MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Pentassarion (29mm, 12.98 gm, 6h). Pontianus, legatus consularis. Obv: Confronted heads of Macrinus facing right, laureate, and Diadumenian facing left, bare headed. Rev: Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; at side, hound springing right; reversed E (mark of value) to left. Magnificent, smooth green-black patina. AMNG__: Varbanov__; H&J 6.29.13.2....................................................................(Image) $625

                    

124. Another. Double die match to above. 28mm, 11.71 gm, 6h........(Image) $210

                   

125. Diadumenian. As Caesar, AD 217-218. PHRYGIA, Cibyra.  (27mm, 10.22 gm, 6h). Obv: Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Tyche standing left, holding rudder and corncuopia. SNG Copenhagen 292; SNG von Aulock__. EF...........................................................................................(Image) $450

                   

126. Diadumenian. As Caesar, 217-218 AD. THRACE, Deultum. (22mm, 7.88 gm, 6h). Obv: Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Minerva standing right, leaning on serpent-entwined tree, holding spear and shield. Jurukova, Deultum 75; Draganov 185-8 (O26/R159); Varbanov 2197. Good VF, attractive green patina. Rare................................................................(Image) $550

                   

127. Diadumenian, Caesar. 217-218 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. (17mm, 3.46 gm, 12h). Obv: K M OPEΛΛI ANTWNEINOC, bare head, draped (&cuirassed?) bust right. Rev: MARKIANOPOLITWN, cista with serpent. Pick, AMNG 805 (var- draped here); SNG Copenhagen 229. VF/ EF. Worn obverse die. Exceptionally sharp cista, shown also in a reflective position so as to see the great details. Dark green patina..........................................................(Image) $240

                   

128. Diadumenian. As Caesar, 217-218 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. (27mm, 14.38 gm, 1h). Marcus Claudius Agrippa, consular legate. Obv: Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: River-god Istrus reclining left, resting hand on galley and holding reeds. H&J, Nicopolis 8.25.32.3; Varbanov 3645 corr. (obv. and rev. legends). EF, Superb surfaces and dark green patina. A remarkable coin..................................................(Image) $825

                   

129. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis. (18mm, 2.16gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev: Demeter standing l., holding corn ears and scepter. Varbanov 1397. aEF. Superb surfaces and dark green-black patina. A beauty...............................................................(Image) $195

                   

130. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior. ( 17 mm,2.98 gm, 6h). Obv: Laureate bust right. Rev: club(?). AMNG__;Varbanov__;Moushmov__; Hristova-Hoeft-Jekov (2015) 8.26.14.8 (same dies).. Very rare........(Image) $275

                   

131. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior. (27mm, 12.90 gm, 12h). Novius Rufus, legatis consularis. Obv: Laureate,bust right. Rev: Homonoia standing left, holding patera and cornucopia.. Like Varbanov II 4036, but different obverse legend. Dark green-black patina..........................(Image) $145

                   

132. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior. (16mm,3.51 gm, 8h).Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: Lion walking right. Like Varbanov 3853, but different obv. legend. HrHJ (2015) 8.26.36.3. Good VF, Glossy, dark greenish-brown patina................(Image) $185

                   

133.  Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior. (18mm, 3.05 gm, 1h). Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Priapus standing left, holding patera and basket of fruit set on his erect phallus. H&J, Nicopolis 8.26.17.1; Varbanov 3863; Glossy, green-black patina....................(Image) $285

                   

134.  Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior. (28mm, 14.20 gm, 12h). Novius Rufus, legatus consularis. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Triptolemos in chariot drawn right by two winged serpents. H&J 8.26.23.3; AMNG I 1906; Varbanov 3911. Dark green-black patina...(Image) $325

                   

135. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior. (27mm, 13.97 gm, 7h). Novius Rufus, consular legate. Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: Zeus standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter. Varbanov 4099. VF, dark green-black patina.........................(Image) $165

                   

136. Elagabalus. 218-222 AD. Philippopolis, Thrace. (19mm, 3.72 gm, 1h). Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Athlete advancing left, holding wreath and palm. Varbanov 1766; a single example of this variety known: "Unpublished var. R3." EF, though ragged flan. Lustrous dark green-black patina...............(Image) $225

                   

137. Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. THRACE, Deultum. (24mm, 5.65 gm, 1h). Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Artemis advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver; at feet, hound advancing right. Yurokova 93-AI; Varbanov 2266. eEF. Glossy dark green patina, chipped-away slightly on uper edge of reverse.................................................(Image) $225

                   

138. Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. BITHYNIA, Nicaea. (21mm,4.67 gm, 7h). Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Three standards, each surmounted by a wreath. Weiser ; RG 617; SNG Copenhagen 520..Glossy green-black patina..................................................................................(Image) $125

                   

139. Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Bithynia, Nikomedia. (19mm,3.28 gm, 2h). Obv: M AVP CEV AΛEXANΔΡOC AVΓ, radiate draped bust right. Rev NIKOMIΔ-EΩN DIC NEΩ(KORΩN in exergue), Leda standing facing, head right and holding drapery, which Zeus, in the guise of a swan. seizes her robe in an attempt to disrobe and rape her...and finally succeeds. Leda subsequently gave birth to Polydeukes (and Helen?). SNG Copenhagen__-; SNG von Aulock__-; BMC Pontus, etc.__-; Waddington, Rec. Gen. I 3, 557, 316, pl. 96, 22; Mionnet Supp. V pg. 206, 1220. Quite scarce and desirable.............................(Image) $245

                   

140. Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Nicomedia, Bithynia. (19mm, 3.72 gm, 6h). Obv: M AVP CEV AΛEXANΔPOC AVΓ, laureate head right Rev: NIKOMHΔEΩN ΔIC NEΩK, Tyche standing left, in modius, chiton & peplos, holding rudder in right hand & cornucopiae in left hand. BMC 59. Dark green-black patina.............................................................................................(Image) $85

                   

141. Severus Alexander, As Caesar, AD 222. MOESIA INFERIOR, Odessos. (25mm, 11.51 gm, 6h). Obv: Bareheaded and draped bust right. Rev: Great God of Odessos standing facing, head left, sacrificing from patera over altar and holding cornucopia. Varbanov 4422...................................................(Image) $125

                   

142. Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. PHRYGIA, Philomelium. (32mm, 20.00 gm, 6h).. M. Julius Paulinus, magistrate. Obv: Radiate head right. Rev: Shield inscribed S P Q R. SNG von Aulock -; SNG Copenhagen -; BMC p. 337, 23. Rare........................................................................................................(Image) $345

                   

143. Severus Alexander, with Julia Maesa. 222-235 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Pentassarion (26mm, 9.92 gm, 7h). Tiberius Julius Festus, legatus consularis. Struck circa AD 225-229. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander and draped bust of Julia Maesa, wearing stephane, facing one another. Rev:Apollo Lykeios standing facing, head right, holding bow in left hand and raising right hand over head; on ground, quiver to left, tree-trunk entwined with serpent to right. "E" mark of value in left field (5 assaria). AMNG__, Varbanov 1864. R5. Very rare. Glossy dark green-black patina......................................................................................................(Image) $295

                   

144. Severus Alexander, with Julia Maesa. 222-235 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Pentassarion (28mm, 11.63 gm, 6h). Tiberius Julius Festus, legatus consularis. Struck circa AD 225-229. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander and draped bust of Julia Maesa, wearing stephane, facing one another. Rev: Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left. Mark of value E (5 assaria) to right.
Varbanov 1879, R4. Glossy green-brown-black patina........................(Image) $225

                   

145. Julia Maesa, Augusta, 218-225 AD. LYDIA, Sardes. (24mm, 6.28 gm, 6h). Obv: ΙΟΥΛΙΑ ΜΑΙCΑ ΑΥ, draped bust right. Rev:CΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ ΤΡΙC ΝΕΩΚΟΡΩΝ, Mn standing facing holding pine apple and scepter, head left. Dark green patina, von Aulock__NO coins for Maesa!; SNG Cop__NO coins for Maesa!; BMC 174. Very rare..................................................................................(Image) $195

                   

146. Julia Mamaea. Augusta, A.D. 222-235. Arabia Petraea, Bostra. AE (20 mm, 5.90 gm, 6h). Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, laureate and draped,bust right. Rev COLONIA BOSTRA, draped bust of Zeus-Ammon, right, wearing solar disk. Spijkerman 52; SNG ANS 1237; Sofaer 50. SGI 3482 aVF, sandy red and black patina........................................................................................................(Image) $100

                   

147. Maximinus I. 235-238 AD. Bithynium, Bithynia. (31mm, 16.86 gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate and draped bust of Maximinus I right. Rev: ΑΔΡΙΑΝΩΝ ΒΙΘΥΝΙΕΩΝ, Octostyle temple, shield in pediment. BMC__; SNG Cop__; acsearch__; Asiaminorcoins__; CNG__; von Aulock 335...................(Image) $525

                   

148. Maximinus I. 235-238 AD. Nicaea, Bithynia. (25mm, 8.61 gm, 1h). Obv: Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right. Rev: NIKAEΩN, Sarapis to right, standing facing, head left, placing wreath over the head of the emperor with right hand and holding scepter in his left hand. To left, emperor stands facing, head left, and holding patera in right hand and parazonium in right hand. BMC__; von Aulock__;SNG Cop__; BnF__; acsearch__; Asiaminorcoins__; CNG__ . For reverse type for Caracalla, see: https://www.acsearch.info/search.html?id=83641.
Extremely fine condition and possibly unique...................................(Image) $850

                   

149. Maximinus I. 235-238 AD. Philadelphia, Cilicia. (27mm, 13.20 gm, 6h). Obv: AYT K Γ IOYH MAΞIMЄINON, radiate bust right, wearing slight drapery and cuirass with gorgoneion on breastplate. Rev: Zeus standing left, holding phiale and leaning on scepter. SNG France 762 corr. (obv. legend); SNG Levante Suppl. 146 ................................................................................................(Image) $125

                   

150. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. CAPPADOCIA, Caesaraea-Eusebia. AR Tridrachm (24mm, 7.58 gm, 11h). Dated RY 4 (241 AD). Obv: AV KAI M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CЄ, laureate, draped, and curiassed bust right. Rev:  MHTPOΠ KAICAPIAC, Mt. Argaeus surmounted by wreath; B-NE across field; ЄTOVC Δ (date) in exergue; c/m: Turreted head of Tyche right within incuse rectangle, (a bit indistict here, but her forehead, eye and nose are visible). For coin: cf. Sydenham, Caesarea Supp. 602a, (this very coin); for c/m: Howgego 849.............................(Image) $245

                   

151. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. THRACE, Hadrianopolis. (27mm, 10.69 gm, 1h). Obv: AVT K M ANT ΓO-ΡΔIANOC AV, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.  AΔΡ-IA-NO-ΠOLEITΩN (ΩΝ ligate), Dionysos reclining left, holding scepter, on Panther walking right. Mionnet Supp. II pg. 329, 778 var. (bust type); SNG Copenhagen__; BMC Thrace__. Good VF, excellent dark olive green patina, with minor roughness on reverse. Rare reverse type..(Image) $850

                   

152. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis.  (28mm, 11.90 gm, 12h). Obv: AVT K M ANTW ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ, radiate and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis, breastplate decorated with gorgoneion. Rev: ΥΠ CAB MOΔECTOΥ NI-KOΠOLEITΩN (ΩΝ ligate) ΠΡOC ICT, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. AMNG I 2084; SNG Cop 289. EF, splendid glossy dark green-black patina. Struck from dies of artistic merit....(Image) $850

                   

153. Gordian III. 238-244 AD.  MOESIA SUPERIOR, Viminacium. (23mm, 6.81 gm, 1h).. Dated CY 4 (242/3 AD). Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: Moesia standing facing, head left, extending hands to bull and lion standing at feet on either side; AN IIII (date) in exergue. H&J, Viminacium, 15; AMNG I 84; Varbanov 119..........................................(Image) $85

                   

154. Time of Gordian III.  238-244 AD. MACEDON. Koinon. Pseudo-autonomous. (28mm, 7.52 gm, 8h). Obv: ΑΛЄΞΑΝΔΡΟΥ. Diademed head of Alexander III of Macedon right. Rev: KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN B NEΩ. Lion advancing right; above, club left. SNG Cop 1375 (var. - diademed here); AMNG 396 (var- no club under bust); AMNG 583 except NEΩ without K ending. Dark green-black patina, a bit rough on the reverse.......................................................................(Image) $325

                   

155. Time of Gordian III.  238-244 AD. MACEDON. Koinon. Pseudo-autonomous.  (26mm, 10.45 gm, 7h). Obv: Diademed bust of Alexander the Great right. Rev: KOI MAKEΔ.-ONΩN-B NEΩ KO , table bearing two prize urns, each with a palm-frond (cf SNG Copenhagen 1367; cf AMNG III, 598). Brown patina...(Image) $125

                   

156. Philip I. 244-249 AD. PROVINCIA DACIA. (28mm, 18.10 gm, 12h). Dated local era year 2 (247/48 AD). Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right. Rev: PROVINCIA DACIA, AN II in exergue, Dacia standing left, holding sword (logobolon?) and standards of the legions V (with eagle) and XIII (with lion). AMNG I 7; Varbanov 9.  Good VF, glossy jade green patina. Rare variety.......................................................................................................(Image) $325
Writes a major numismatic source: "The personification of the province of Dacia holds either a sword, patera or grain ears, according to AMNG. The object on this coin resembles none of those, but rather the curved throwing stick used in hunting small game, the logobolon, but no identification can be certain. This local era for Dacia begins in 246 AD, the year Philip expelled barbarian invaders from the province."

                   

157. Philip I. 244-249 AD. PROVINCIA DACIA. (28mm, 14.83 gm, 1h). Dated CY 1 (246/7 AD). Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Dacia standing facing, head left, holding curved sword and vexillum inscribed D F; to left, eagle standing left, head right, with wreath in beak and wings spread; to right, lion standing left; AN I (date) in exergue. Varbanov I, 2............(Image) $195

                   

158. Philip II. As Caesar, AD 244-247. Pentassarion. MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. (27mm, 13.79 gm, 2h). Prastinus Messalinus, legatus consularis. Obv: Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip II right, facing draped bust of Sarapis left, wearing calathus. Rev: Hermes leaning to left, with right foot on rams head, looking right, drapery on knee; and tortoise, left below, incorrectly described as an overturned jug by Varbanov, and others, with E (mark of value) and caduceus leaning on a tree stump to right. H&J 6.44.10.3 (R5); Varbanov 2107 (R5); AMNG I, 1209.  VF, dark green patina. Worn obverse die and weakly struck at the top of the reverse. Scarce and artistic type.
The identification as a tortoise and not an overturned jug is quite clear, not only from the sharpness of this image, but mythology tells us that Hermes created the first lyre by using a string tied over a tortoise shell......................(Image) $375

                   

159. Trebonianus Gallus and Volusian. 251-253 AD. PONTUS. Neocaesarea. (29mm, 13.08 gm, 1h). Dated CY 188 (251/2 AD). Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus right, vis--vis radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Volusian left. Rev: Roma Nikephorus seated left; across field, PW MH(ligate/PΠ-H. RG 63; SNG Copenhagen __; SNG von Aulock 113; RPC 9, 1243. Minor hard green deposits; rev. slightly double-struck..................(Image) $245

                   

160. Salonina. Augusta, 254-268 AD. Side, Pamphylia. AE  (31mm, 18.62 gm, 7h). 10 Assaria. Obv: Draped bust right, wearing stephane, I (mark of value) before. Rev: CIΔHTΩN NEΟKORΩ, N in ex. Hexastyle temple, Apollo Sidetes in short chiton, standing within, holding patera in r. hand and scepter (?) in l. hand (BMC says "rests on laurel branch). "A" in pediment. BMC 124; von Aulock__; SNG Cop__. .VF+/aEF. Dark brown-black patina...........................................(Image) $475

                     

161. MACEDON. Koinon. Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Gordian III (238-244 AD). (28mm, 13.79 gm, 12h). Obv: AΛEΞANΔPOY. Diademed head of Alexander right; lightning bolt ("blitz") below neck on right. Rev: KOINON MAKEΔONΩN B NE - Ω below E, Alexander standing on left, placing harness on Bucephalus rearing on right. AMNG III 557................................................................(Image) $425

                     

162. MOESIA INFERIOR, Marcianopolis. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Diassarion (18mm). Obv: Veiled and draped bust of Tyche right, wearing mural crown. Rev: Hercules standing right, strangling Nemean Lion. AMNG I 536; Voegtli 1m; SNG Copenhagen__............................................................(Image) $35

                     

163. MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Pseudo-autonomous issue, 2nd Century AD. Assarion. (15mm, 2.09 gm, 4h). Obv: NEIKO(ΠOΛITΩN] Laureate head of Apollo, right. Rev. ΠPO(C ICTPO)N, Serpent emerging from cista mystica. AMNG I__. Rare......................................................................(Image) SOLD

                     

164. THRACE, Perinthos. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Early-mid 2nd century AD. (22mm, 6.31 gm, 6h). Obv: Veiled and draped bust of Ceres right, holding grain ears. Rev: Diana advancing right, holding torch in each hand. RPC III 733; Schnert-Geiss, Perinthos 120-7.............................................................(Image) $45

                     

165. THRACE, Perinthos. Circa 1st Century BC. (23mm, 6.85 gm, 8h). Obv: Laureate head of Herakles left, club over shoulder. Rev: Zeus seated left, holding patera and scepter; eagle standing left at feet. BMC Thrace pg. 148, 9; SNG Copenhagen__..................................................................................(Image) $75

                     

166. LYDIA. Saitta. Pseudo-autonomous issue. (18mm, 2.96 gm, 6h). Time of Septimius Seveus to Gallienus. Obv: Draped bust of Serapis right, modius on head. Rev: CAITTHNΩN, Isis standing left, holding sistrum and situla. SNG Cop 394. aEF. Very artistic. Very rare............................................................(Image) $325

                     

167. PHRYGIA, Temenothyrae. Time of Gallienus. (22mm, 4.57 gm, 6h). Obv: KTICTHC THMENOC, Beardless bust of Temenos, the founder, laureate, draped bust, border of dots. Rev: Magistrate TITIANOC (TIMENOΘYPEYC), Hermes naked but for chlamys hanging over l. arm, standing front, head l., in winged petasos, holding purse in r. hand and caduceus in l. hand. B.V. Head, page 687. BMC 18. Rare............................................................................................(Image) $75

                     

168. MACEDON, Philippi. Pseudo-autonomous issue. temp. Claudius or Nero, circa 41-68 AD. (18mm, 3.88 gm, 12h). Obv: VIC- AVG, Victory standing left on base, holding wreath and palm frond. Rev: COHOR PRAE PHILIP, Three signa. RPC I 1651; SNG ANS 674 (time of Augustus)......................................(Image) $95

                     

169. Another. 18mm.............................................................................(Image) $55

                     

170. Another. 18mm.............................................................................(Image) $75

                     

171. Another. 18mm.............................................................................(Image) $60

                     

172. Another. 18mm............................................................................(Image) $110

                     

173. Another. 18mm.............................................................................(Image) $75

                    

174. Another. 18mm.............................................................................(Image) $55

                     

175. Augustus. 27 BC-14AD. SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Antioch. As (24x29mm, 18.66 gm, 1h). Struck 6-14 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Large S C within laurel wreath of eight sets of leaves. RPC 4247; McAlee 206(d)/1...........................................................................................................(Image) $165

                     

176. Augustus? Tiberius? PHRYGIA, Apamea. (18mm, 5.99 gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: ΑΠΑΜΕ/ΩΝ across field, indecipherable legend around, Athena standing left, holding spear and shield. BMC__; von Aulock__; SNG Cop__..............................................................................................(Image) $35

                     

177. Augustus. 27 BC-14 AD.SPAIN, Colonia Patricia (Corduba).  Semis (21mm, 5.52 gm, 9h). Obv: Bare head left. Rev: Apex and simpulum. ACIP 3358; RPC I 130...................................................................................................(Image) $75

                     

178. Tiberius, with Julia Augusta (Livia). MACEDON, Thessalonica. 14-37 AD. (23mm, 8.72 gm, 6h). Struck circa 14-20 or 22/3 AD. Obv: Bare head of Tiberius right. Rev: Draped bust of Julia Augusta (Livia) right. RPC 1567; Touratsoglou Em. I, 41.1 (V17/R30; Lind. 1190.............................................................(Image) $75

                     

179. Caligula. 37-41 AD. LYDIA. Philadelphia. (17mm, 6.09 gm, 12h). Obv: ΓAIOC KAICAP, Bare head right. Rev: ΦIΛOKAICAP ΦIΛAΔEΛΦEΩN KΛEANΔPOC. Capricorn with cornucopia left; monogram to left. RPC 3028. Glossy black patina.................................................................................(Image) $275

                     

180. Claudius and Messalina. 41-54 AD. EGYPT, Alexandria. BillonTetradrachm (24mm, 5.81 gm, 12h). Dated RY 1 (41 AD). Obv: Laureate head of Claudius right; L A in lower right field. Rev: MEΣΣAΛI-NA (KAIΣ ΣEBAΣ), Messalina standing facing, head left, leaning on draped column, holding figures of two children in extended right hand and cradling two grain ears in left arm. Kln 61; RPC I 5113; Dattari 119; Milne 60; Emmett 74/1...................................(Image) $140

                     

181. Nero. 54-68 AD. BITHYNIA, Nicaea. (20mm, 4.78 gm, 12h). M. Tarquitius Priscus, proconsularis. 56-59 AD. Obv: Laureate head left. Rev: M TAΡKYITIOΣ ΠΡΕΙΣΚΟΣ ΠΑΤΡΟN, Trophy, NEIK below. RPC I, 2058, six examples known. Black deposits on trophy........................................................................(Image) $125

                     

182. Vespasian. 69-79 AD. TROAS, Assus, 18mm. Obv: Laureate head, right. Rev: Α(ΣΣΙΩΝ). Helmeted head of Athena, right. RPC II, 898. One example known. Waddington 664 (Paris 528) same coin. Extremely rare.........(Image) $165

                     

183. Vespasian. 69-79 AD. LYCAONIA, Laodicea Catacecaumene (as Claudiolaodicea Combusta).  (27mm, 11.03 gm, 1h). Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: (CEBACTH NEIKH) KLAYΔIOLAO(ΔIKEΩN), Nike standing left. RPC II 1612; Von Aulock, Lykaoniens 141 = SNG France 2320 (same dies)...........(Image) $145

                     

184. Vespasian. 69-79 AD. CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 1.52 g, 12h). Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Nike advancing right, holding wreath and palm frond. RPC II 1659; Metcalf, Caesarea 17; Sydenham, Caesarea 94..............................................................................................(Image) $65

                     

185. Titus & Domitian. As Caesars, 69-79 AD and 69-81 AD. MACEDON, Thessalonica. (23mm, 6.71 gm, 6h). Obv: Bare heads of Titus and Domitian, facing one another, Rev: ΘΕΣΣΑ / ΛΟΝΙΚΕ / ΩΝ in three lines; above, eagle standing left, head right; all within wreath. Cf. Touratsoglou Em. II (of Vespasian), 25-35; RPC II 321; Varbanov 4279......................................(Image) $55

                     

186. Domitian. 81-96 AD. THRACE, Philippopolis. (23mm,5.57 gm, 7h).; Obv: Radiate head right. Rev: Ares standingfront, head left, holding spear and shield. RPC II, 353 (only two examples cited)..................................................(Image) $185

                     

187. Domitian. 81-96 AD. THRACE, Philippopolis. (32mm, 20.05 gm, 7h). IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS P P P, laureate head right. ΦIΛI(ΠΠO-ΠOΛEITΩ)N, female standing left, holding patera and hem of skirt; at her feet, Rivergod Hebrus reclining right. RPC II 351 (var); BMC Thrace__; SNG Copenhagen__; Varbanov III, 622.........................................................(Image) $85

                     

188. Trajan. 98-117 AD. CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. AR Didrachm (21mm, 6.56 gm, 7h). Struck 112-117 AD. Obv: Laureate bust right. Rev: ΔΗΜ Ε(Ξ) ΥΠΑΤ Β, Club. Sydenham 171A - THIS COIN..................................................................(Image) $175

                     

189. Hadrian, 117-138 AD. PHOENICIA. Berytus  AD 117-138. (18mm, 5.98 gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: COL BER in two lines between legionary eagles. SNG Copenhagen 99-100..................(image) $45

                     

190. Antoninus Pius (Augustus). 138-161 AD. CILICIA, Anazarbus. Dated CY 178 (159/60 AD). (23mm, 5.50 gm, 9h). Obv: ΑVΤ Κ Τ ΑΙΛ ΑΔΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС СƐΒ Ɛ, Π Π across field, laureate-headed bust wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r. Rev: KΑΙСΑΡƐΩΝ ΤΩΝ ΠΡΟС ΤΩ ΑΝΑΖΑΡΒ ƐΤ (left field) ΗΟΡ (right field), turreted, veiled and draped bust of Tyche, r. RPC 4, 3628 (temporary). aEF, but inactive corrosion on lower left obverse...............................................(Image) $325

                      

191. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. LYCAONIA, Iconium. (18mm, 4.55 gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate and draped bust of Antoninus Pius right. Rev: Helmeted head of Athena right. von Aulock, Lykaoniens, 308; SNG France__; SNG Copenhagen__; SNG von Aulock 8648; RPC 4, 7259 (temporary)..................................(Image) $110

                     

192. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. BITHYNIA, Nicomedia. (19mm, 3.70 gm, 6h). Obv: ΑΝΤΩΝ ΚΑΙСΑΡ СƐΒ, Draped bust right. Rev: DHMHT NEIKO, Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and long torch. RPC 4, 5588 (temporary); Waddington, RG 50; BMC 12-13; SNG von Aulock 744. EF, Excellent Antonine portrait. Magnificent dark green patina.................................................(Image) $325

                     

193. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. BITHYNIA, Nicomedia. (18mm, 4.13 gm, 2h). ObvΑVΤ ΚΑΙСΑΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟС, laureate head of Antoninus Pius, r. Rev: ΜΗΤ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΩΤ ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔΕΙ, veiled Demeter standing, l., holding two ears of corn over coiled serpent at her feet, left, and long torch. RPC 4, 5650 (temporary). Three examples cited. Very rare variety. aEF.......................................(image) $325

                     

194. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. (15mm, 2.81 gm, 12h). Obv: (ΑVΤ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙ) ΑΝΤΩ(ΝΕΙΝ), bare head of Antoninus Pius, r. Rev: ΝΕΙΚΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, bunch of grapes. RPC 4, 8115 (temporary)(var, reverse inscription)...................................................................................(Image) $35

                     

195. Antoninus Pius 138-161 AD. THRACE, Philippopolis. (19mm, 3.92 gm, 7h). Obv: AVT AI AΔPI ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head of Antoninus Pius to right. Rev. ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Youthful warrior (Ares?), nude but for helmet, standing facing with head to left, his right hand holding (patera?) in right hand and holding a spear and shield with his left. RPC 4__; Varbanov__, like 749 (PC, unpublished), but also holding spear. Unpublished. Very rare...........(Image) $175

                     

196. Antoninus Pius (138-161). Thrace, Philippopolis. (19mm, 4.24 gm, 6h). Obv:ΑVΤ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙ(Α) ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝ(ΟС), Laureate head r. Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤ(ΩΝ), nude Dionysus standing, l., holding cantharus over panther and long filleted thyrsus.RPS 4, 7441 (temporary); Varbanov 756.......................(Image) $75

                     

197. Another. 19 mm..................................................................................(Image) $75

                     

198. Another. 18 mm..................................................................................(Image) $40

                    

199. Another. 19 mm..................................................................................(Image) $55

                     

200. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Callatis/Kallatis. (21mm, 4.29 gm, 6h). Obv: ΑVΤOΚ СƐΒ (ΑΝΤƱΝΙ), bare-headed (laureate?) bust of Antoninus Pius wearing paludamentum (?), r. Rev: K in right field; laureate head of Heracles (bearded), r. RPC 4, 4547 (temporary), except this specimen appears to have a laureate head of Antoninus, and does not have a paludamentum. A new variety for RPC?...............................................(Image) $200

                                          

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