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      ANCIENT GREEK IMPERIAL - ANCIENT ROMAN PROVINCIAL COINS

                     

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1. Augustus and Divus Julius Caesar. ∆ 21. Obv: ΘΕΟC; Bare head of Julius Caesar, r. Rev: CΕΒΑCΤΟΥ (ΘΕ); bare head of Augustus, r. BMC Thessalonica 61, but: RPC 5421, "Uncertain" mint............(Image) $745  

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2. Vespasian and Titus. AR didrachm (7.1 gm); Caesareia, Cappadocia. Obv: Laur. hd of Vespasian, r. Rev: Laur. hd. of Titus, r. VF, but struck slightly off ctr. Die break before hd. of Titus. Syd 102. Rare..(Image) $675

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3. Antoninus Pius; ALEXANDRIA HARBOR SCENE! Alexandria, Egypt; dated 154/155 AD (year 18). ∆ drachm (32 MM). Obv: Bust of Antoninus Pius, l. Rev: Isis Euploia standing facing, head left, three grain ears upward in right hand, reversed rudder in left; to her l., prow of galley with billowing sail, r., behind her, another similar galley to l. (neither visible in Emmett specimen);  Euthenia reclining r. to her  l and  river-god Nilus holding rudder, reclining left on the right at her feet. Date ďL Ė IHĒ across upper  fields.

Reverse like Emmett 1589; Milne 2290 variant; BMC 1173 variant; Dattari 2899, but obverse bust left. Traces of drapery on obverse bust, so Dattari-Savio 8776. Probably from the same obverse die. As such, the second known variety. Remarkably interesting motif which is far sharper and complete in condition, and all details compared to Emmett and BMC! Excellent  patina....................................................................... (Image) $4400  

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4. Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. Pessinus, Galatia. ∆ 25. Obv: ΑΥΤ Κ Μ ΑΥΡΗΛΙΟC ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟC. Obv: Lureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r. Rev: CΕΒ ΤΟΛΙCΤΟ ΠΕCCΙΝΟΥ. Nude Hermes standing, facing, head, l., holding purse and caduceus. 
RPC IV (Temp) 4109; Devreker 178-9, no. 57-8. Very slight scuffs in right fields of obverse and reverse. Soil deposits. Magnificent!........(Image) $975

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5. Commodus. 177-192 A.D. Pautalia, Thrace;  ∆ 18. Obv: His laur. hd. r.; Rev: Highly unusual Cista, lid open, with serpent emerging; lagobolon to r. Near EF, but some legends off flan or weak. Green patina.........(Image) $135

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6. Septimius Severus. 193-211 A.D. Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior.  ∆ 27mm. Julius Faustinius, consular legate. Struck circa AD 207-210. Obv: Laur. draped, and cuir. bust r. Rev: Homonia stg. left, holding phiale and cornucopia. AMNG I 569; Near EF, Dark green patina..........(Image) SOLD

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7. Septimius Severus. 193-211 A.D. Hadrianopolis, Thrace; ∆ 28. Obv: His laureate and draped bust, r. Rev: To right, Pan, with goat legs, holding lagobolon and facing HERMAPHRODITOS (!!) on the left. Note that Hermaphroditos depicts both male and female attributes. The legend of this mythological figure stems apparently from a single ancient source: Ovid, in his play Metamorphosis. He was said to have been the son of the messenger god Hermes and Aphrodite, the goddess of love. He was born a male and nursed by Naiads in the caves of Mount Ida in Asia Minor. At the age of 15 he wandered through the lands of Lycia and Caria. In his travels, he came upon a beautiful pool of clear water, in which lived the Naiad Salmacis, who was gathering flowers nearby. He decided to refresh himself by bathing in the pool. Salmacis,  struck by his handsomeness, slipped into the pool with him and sang to him of her love. However, the youth rejected her advances. Salmacis embraced him and tried to win him over, and prayed to the gods that they be joined together as one, forever. The gods granted her prayers and the two were joined, displaying both male and female attributes of the two; hence, the name Hermaphroditos (Hermaphrodite). The coin is in VF condition, with a dark green patina. The patina is chipped on the obverse edge, with a small, hard green deposit behind Severus' ear. This is an exceedingly rare coin; the second example of which I have seen in 40 years! It is not listed in the British Museum catalog, SNG Copenhagen, or in Jurukova's corpus on Hadrianopolis, though its obv. die is her V114. See Varbanov II (English), 3392 for a second example, incorrectly identified as Apollo, in my opinion. The referenced source as "WW" is also incorrect.....................(Image) $4500

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8. Septimius Severus. 193-211 A.D. Anchialos, Thrace; ∆ 29. Obv: His laur. hd., r. Rev: Demeter standing l., veiled; holding flaming torch in left arm. She faces a conical wicker basket pointed at both ends (fish trap?), around which is a coiled serpent extending toward Demeter, whose hand is raised toward the serpent, as if to touch it. There is a "Δ" (4 assaria) in the center field, with two pellets above it. This is an enigmatic mythical depiction which has not been explained. Indeed, leading authors disagree as to the nature of the conical object in the left field, with B.V. Head and AMNG (Strack) describing it as a torch, but the British Museum describing it as above. However, the sole known example of this coin available to them was far inferior to this example. The "torch" interpretation seems to be refuted by this coin, which clearly shows the serpent coiled about what Head and Strack would identify as the flame; a highly unlikely scenario. This coin may be the second known example, and the finest by far. BMC Thrace, 84. 6; AMNG (Strack)  II, 1, p.234, no. 467, pl. VI, 27 (referencing the sole example in BMC)................................................................(Image) $775

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9. Septimius Severus. 193-211 A.D. Odessos, Thrace; ∆ 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. 

The coin has been cleaned down to bare metal in all but a few small areas and darkened, but there is one area with a scratch and some bare metal showing and there are several very tiny spots where the toning agent didn't reach. These don't show up in the image. Again, a scarce posthumous provincial issue, and near EF as to metal preservation, notwithstanding the cleaning and darkening..........................(Image) $845
   

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10. Septimius Severus. 193-211 A.D. and Clodius Albinus 195-197 A.D., Caesar. Pautalia, Thrace;  ∆ 25. Obv: ΑΛΒΕΙΝ... to l., ΚΛCCΕΥΗ. Their busts facing, Severus' laur. and Albinus' head bare. Rev: Coiled serpent between tree and altar, as with a coin of Albinus alone struck at Pautalia: Varbanov II, #2971. This remarkable coin depicting Septimius Severus and the doomed Clodius Albinus is apparently unique. Varbanov_.(Image) $925

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11. Septimius Severus. 193-211 A.D. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior; ∆25. Obv: His laur. head r. Rev: Mt. Haimos as a young man sitting left on a rock, with a light gown over his shoulder and knees; his head turned to the right. His right arm is raised over his head and his left hand is resting on the rock or a tree stump. A bear at the base of the rock springs right, toward a deer fleeing right. The legend includes the Roman legate Gallus' name. Nice dark green patina. F/VF. Not in Varbanov for Gallus and with bear springing toward deer, but see Varbanov 2186 for a roughly similar type by Tertullus and 2683 for Macrinus with the same reverse as this coin. Possibly unique.............................................................................(Image) $225

      
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12. Plautilla, wife of Caracalla. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior; ∆ 25. Her marriage to Caracalla was demanded by his father, the Roman emperor Septimius Severus, since Plautilla's father, Plautianus, was an old friend of Septimius Severus (who had appointed him as his praetorian prefect). Her father fell out of favor in 205 A.D., whereupon she was banished to the Lipari islands. She was murdered by Caracalla's order in 211 A.D. Obv: Her bust, right. Rev: Aphrodite standing nude, facing, and modestly covering herself with her hands. AMNG (Pick)___, BMC___ (a single example for Plautilla, with different reverse), SNG Copenhagen___ (NO examples for Plautilla!). A single example cited by Varbanov, #3202. Scrape on Plautilla's face and areas of obverse and reverse patina roughness.  Overall condition: VF+, with fine, dark green patina............(Image) SOLD

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13. Another excellent bronze of Plautilla; Nicopolis, Moesia inferior; ∆ 25. Obv: Her bust, right. Rev: Athena standing facing, head right, and holding spear and shield, the latter on a small base.  Again, AMNG (Pick)___, BMC___ (a single example for Plautilla), SNG Copenhagen___ (NO examples for Plautilla!). Varbanov (engl.) 3189. Superb dark green patina. The condition is about  EF.........................................................(Image) $525 

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14. Geta, as caesar. 198-209 A.D. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior; ∆ 16. Obv: His bare head r. Rev: Eros standing facing, head l., holding a down-turned but flaming torch in his r. and a bow in his l. AMNG__, Varbanov__ , Hristova/Jekov 8.22.16.4 (this coin illustrated)...................... (Image) $125

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15. Geta. 209-212 A.D. Philippopolis, Thrace; ∆ 28. Obv: His laur., dr., and cuir. bust right. Rev: Geta (Sep Sev ?) stg. facing, hd. l., to right of a statue on a column, pouring libation over a tripod altar; victimarius to l., bringing bull to r. for sacrifice. Varbanov III, 1412. RARE! ..............(Image) $320   

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16. Diadumenian. 218 A.D. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior; ∆ 27. Obv: His bare- headed, draped bust, right. Rev: Diadumenian on horseback, right,  brandishing spear in his right arm; enemy beneath hooves of horse. Excellent dark green patina. VF+/EF. AMNG (Pick) 1870......(Image) $625

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17. Elagabalus. 218-222 A.D. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior; ∆ 26. Obv: His radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust, right. Rev:  Mt. Haimos as a young man  sitting left on a rock, with a light gown over his shoulder and knees; his head turned to the right. His right arm is raised over his head and his left hand is resting on the rock or a tree stump. A bear at the base of the rock springs right, toward a deer fleeing right. The legend includes the Roman legate Rufus' name. Nice dark green patina. VF. AMNG (Pick) 1953..........................................................................................(Image) $625

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18. Severus Alexander. 222-235 A.D.; ∆ 30, and of MEDALLIC style! Kotiaeon/Cotiaeum, Phrygia. Obv: M AVP CΕVΗ ΑΛΕΧΑΝΔΡΟ-C AVΓ. His bust left with imperial mantle, holding scepter in l. hand, which slants over his left shoulder, and raising right hand (in greeting?). Rev:  ΕΠΙ Π ΑΙΛ ΕΡΜΑΦΙΛΟΥ APXONTOC; "A" in upper center field; in exergue: KOTIAEΩ(N). Asklepios standing facing, head toward Hygieia.  A small Telesphoros between them; the "N" from the exergue over his head. SNG Tubingen 4111. Tubingen states "Unpublizierte Variante?" -  Unpublished Variant?  This, then, is probably the second know example of this coin! BMC__; von Aulock__; Mionnet__; SNG Cop__.  aEF; at least three grades superior to the Tubingen example (image available upon request)! Finest known specimen! .........................................................................(Image) $4500                         

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19. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Tarsus, Cilicia. 36 mm;17.1gm, 6h; AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC CEB, Π-Π across field. Bust of Gordian r., radiate, draped and cuir.  Rev: TAPCOV MHT(P)OΠOΛEWC AMK ΓB. Scylla facing, head turned to left, holding trident; her lower body composed of two 'dolphin' tails and foreparts of four dogs.

The Scylla (Skylla), it is said, was the hideous monster that attacked Odysseus as he sailed through the Strait of Messina on his way home after the sack of Troy. Scylla was said to live on one side of the channel, with another monster called Charybdis on the other side. Skylla swoops down on passing ships or sea creatures from the rock she inhabits. BMC Cilicia 268; SNG Cop___; von Aulock___.; SNG France 1690; SNG Levante 1125. VERY RARE! 

Good VF with great details. Far better than the BMC, SNG France, and SNG Levante specimens! Much better, also, than another specimen sold in a European auction in 2013. Apparently the finest of the five known specimens of this type!.............................................................(Image) SOLD

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20. Philip I and Otacilia Severa. 244-249 AD. Tomis, Moesia Inferior. ∆ 27. Obv: Their busts facing. Rev: Homonia stg. facing, head l, wearing kalathos and holding patera and cornucopia. Altar before her? Varbanov I (E), 5765, rated R4 for rarity. Excellent surfaces and patina...(Image) $325

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21. Philip II, as caesar. 244-247 A.D. Tomis, Moesia Inferior; ∆ 26. Obv: His bare headed bust face-to-face with Sarapis. Rev: Tyche of the city standing facing, holding scepter and cornucopia, with her left foot on the shoulder, in a dominant manner, of the Black Sea God, who is shown from the waist up, bearded, with lobster claws emanating from his forehead. Wonderful dark brown patina. F+.  Varbanov I, 4691..................................(Image) $365

                      

22. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Creteia-Flaviopolis, Bithynia and Pontus. ∆ 17; 3.7 gm. Obv: AYT KAICAP ANTΩNIN(OC), His laureate and draped bust, r. Rev: (KPHT)IEΩΝ ΦΛ(ΑΟ)ΥΙΟ. Nude Pan seated on a rock, facing, head l., holding syrinx and grasping reed representing the transformed nymph Syrinx. Pan's body is covered with hair/fur, which is apparently unique to this representation of Pan on an ancient coin! VF/VF, with a splendid dark green patina. Unpublished and unique, as of this writing, though this coin will be published in RPC IV. It is currently included in the  online publication as no. 11098 (Temporary).............................(Image)$2850

                   

23. Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Tarsos, Cilicia. ∆38 mm, 23.51 gm.  Obv: ANT ...AYP CEV ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟC CEB; Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right. Π-Π on either side. Rev: ΑΛΕΞ CΕ ΑΔ.....ΠΑΤΡOΩC(center of field) TAPCEΩ(Ν) in ex. Perseus standing right, holding harpa and small statue of Apollo Lykeios. Before him, the fisherman Dictys, who saved him and raised him from boyhood, standing left, holding fish and basket on either end of a long rod. Like SNG von Aulock 6046, for Gordian III. Roughly similar to SNG France , Cilicia, 1574, and cross-referenced to Waddington "Inventaire Sommaire" 1347 (same coin). BMC__; SNG Cop__. Possibly unpublished. Quite worn. Dark red-brown patina........(Image) $425

                   

24. Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Perinthus, Thrace. ∆ 36, 17.74 gm. Obv: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Rev: ΠΕΡΙΝΘΙWΝ ΔΙΣ ΝΕΩΚΟΡWΝ, Triptolemos in chariot right, drawn by two winged serpents. Near black patina.....................................(Image) $1425

                   

25. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Tarsos, Cilicia. ∆ 36; 19.78 gm. Obv: AYT KAI M ANTONIOC (sic) ΓΟ(PΔΙΑΝΟC CΕΒ). Π - Π to right and left. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust, right. Rev: TAPCOY MHTPOΠΟΛΕΩC AMK ΓB; Herakles in the garden of the Hesperides, facing, head left, holding club in his right hand and apple(s) in his left hand with the skin of the Nemean lion draped over his left arm. in the trεe to left, the dead guardian dragon Ladon, which Herakles had to kill to get the golden apples. Ziegler 772, double die match. SNG France 1669. AMK = The first, largest and most beautiful (city in Cilicia). Brown-black patina.............................(Image) $625

                   

26. Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Tarsos, Cilicia. ∆ 32. 14.51 gm. Obv: Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust, right, as seen from behind. Π - Π to right and left. Rev: Herakles holding club in right hand, lion's skin draped over left arm and left hand holding the infant Telephos, who reaches down to a Doe (hind), tree of the garden of Hesperides in the background? AMK in the exergue.
Per Dr. Hans Voegtli: "We know pictures of Herakles from the pictures of the garden of the Hesperides. It goes back to Myron. It can't be excluded that the idea for this Telephos portrayal in Tarsos might have been the Hesperides adventures" (of Herakles). The Telephos/hind depiction seems to allude to the legend of abandonment of Telephos to die in the wilds by King Aleus, father of Auge who bore the son, fathered by Herakles, against his wishes. Telephos was suckled and saved by the hind (elaphos). Telephos, unknowingly, later married his own mother Auge...but that's another story....NNM 92, 1941, 216 (Adana Museum Collection). Like CNG Electronic Auction 237 (21.07.2010). SNG France__; BMC__; SNG Levante__; SNG Levante suppl__; SNG von Aulock__; SNG Copenhagen__. Extremely rare. Third example known?............(Image) $775

                   

27. Augustus. 27 BC-14 AD. ∆ "Sestertius." (36 mm; 22.66 gm.) Uncertain mint in Asia minor. Struck circa 25 BC. Obv: Bare head right. Rev: Large CA within laurel wreath framed by double-pelleted border. RPC 2233; Howgego, Coinage, Class 2a; RIC I 501 (Pergamum).................(Image) $475

                   

28. AELIUS, Caesar. 137 AD. Philippopolis, Thrace. (∆ 33; 21.34 gm)
Obv: Λ AIΛIOC KAICAP,  cuirassed bust of Aelius, r., bare head, with paludamentum seen from rear. Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOΠO - LEITΩN, Female figure wearing polos standing l., holding patera in r. hand and poppy and two ears of corn in l. hand; on l., river-god (Hebrus) reclining. BMC__ ; SNG Cop.__; Moushmov__; Varbanov 643, rarity 9!; RPC III, 753. Of great rarity ..............................................................................................(Image) $1750

                   

29. Domitian. 81-96 AD. Philippopolis, Thrace. ∆ 33mm (21.55 gm). Both Latin and Greek legends. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS P P P, laureate head right.  Rev: ΦIΛIΠΠO ΠOLEITΩN, 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) $345

                   

30. Julia Domna. Augusta, 193-217 AD. Antioch. Pisida. ∆ 34mm (25.89 gm, 6h). Obv: Draped bust right. Rev: MÍn standing facing, head right, left foot on bucranium, leaning on low cippus, holding scepter and Nike; to left, cock standing left; S R across fields. Krzyzanowska XXI/48; SNG France 1121 (same obv.die). VF, Glossy black patina, surfaces a little rough, soft strike on reverse. Scarce............................................(Image) $325

                   

31. Julia Domna. Augusta, 193-217 AD. Antioch. Pisida. (∆ 33. 24.26 gm). Obv: Draped bust, r. Rev: Julia Domna standing, facing r., clasping hands with Emperor standing, facing left. S - R across field. Unlisted in major references, nor on-line sources. Apparently silver plated in antiquity. Silver evident on her forehead, hair, and letters of her name. A unique special presentation issue? Dark black patina.........................................(Image) $475

                   

32. Caracalla. Philippopolis, Thrace. 198-217 AD. ∆ Medallion (35mm, 25.54 gm, 8h). Struck 215 AD. Obv: AVT K M AVΡ CEΥH ANTΩNEINOC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: K(OINO)N ΘΡAKΩN AΛEΞANΔΡIA/ EN ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛΙ, table seen in perspective to right, surmounted by prize urn containing two palms and inscribed ΠΥΘΙΑ (worn off here); below, five balloting balls, palm branch and amphora. Moushmov, Philippopolis__ ; Varbanov 1485, rarity 6. VF, brown surfaces.

Writes a major numismatic source: "The reverse of this medallion is one of many similar types struck by Philippopolis to commemorate the Pythian Games (τὰ Πύθια), one of the four Greek Panhellenic Games that occurred in the second year of each four-year Olympic cycle. Held in honor of Apollo, the god of arts and ďcivilization,Ē these games featured competitions for music and poetry in addition to feats of athletic skill, and were meant to evoke the best of Greco-Roman culture. These particular games in 215 AD, coming as they did in during Caracallaís march east to battle the Persians, must have invested the event with further significance: by situating the occurrence of the games at such a crucial moment, the gods had signaled their approval for Caracallaís enterprise against the ďbarbarians.Ē...................................................................................(Image) $425

                   

33. Another similar medallion, except (37 mm, 24.49 gm); Rev:KOINON ΘΡAKΩN AΛEΞAN EN /ΦIΛIΠΠO. Prize urn containing five balls; (Palm branch, not visible here) and amphora below table.  BMC 39; Varbanov 1420, rarity 6. Dark brown toning..................................................(Image) $425

                   

34. Caracalla and Geta. 211-212 AD. Stratonicaea, Caria. ∆ 34mm (23.21 gm)Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right and obliterated laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Geta left, vis-ŗ-vis; c/ms: helmeted male head, right in circular incuse; [ΘEOU] within rectangular incuse below. Rev: Hekate standing left, holding patera and torch; altar at her feet. For coin type: BMC Caria 69; SNG von Aulock 2687; for c/ms: Howgego 188 and 536. The intentional erasure of Geta's portrait and name followed the dictates of that emperor's damnatio memoriae following his murder at his brother's hands in 212 AD...............(Image) $525

                   

35. Maximinus I, with Maximus, Caesar. 235-238 AD. Tarsus/Tarsos, Cilicia. ∆ 37mm (27.07 gm). Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximinus right, seen from behind; Π - Π on either side. Rev: Radiate and draped bust of Maximinus right vis ŗ vis laur., draped, and cuir. bust of Maximus left. SNG von Aulock__; BMC__;; SNG Cop__. Rare...(Image) $775

                   

36. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Antioch, Pisida. ∆36 x 31 mm; 21.22 gm.
Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANUS AVG. Laur, dr. and cuirassed bust r.
Rev. ANTIOCHIA COLONIA CAESARIA, S R in exergue, Sol in quadriga of horses leaping skyward left. Same dies as Krzyzanowska XX/90, pl. XXXVIII, p. 183, a coin known only from this die pair. SNG von Aulock 4962; SNG BN 1230; CNG Research__; acsearch__. Rare.
Dark green patina. Silver plated in antiquity. Silver visible on reverse and other areas. Edge hammered down to a knife edge at 12 h (Obverse) and possibly mounted in some manner in ancient times, or used as a tool of some sort .Flan crack, as can be seen.........................................(Image) $425

                   

37. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Antioch, Pisidia. ∆ 31mm (22.07 gm, 6h). Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: She-wolf standing right, head lowered left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; fig tree to left. Krzyźanowska dies IX/37; SNG France 1225-7 (same dies).SNG von Aulock 4953. Near EF, attractive glossy black patina. Interesting portraiture. Like CNG Coin Shop #863262 (same obverse dies and possibly same reverse dies).This coin much better in both wear and patina...............................................................................................(Image) $575

                   

38. Philip I. 244-249 AD. Seleuceia ad Calycadnum, Cilicia. ∆ 36mm (22.93 gm, 6h) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r, Rv. Confronted busts of Tyche and Apollo. SNG von Aulock 5846-5850 (var)..................(Image) $325

                   

39. Valerian II. Caesar, 256-258 AD. Aspendos, Pamphylia. ∆ 32 (16.91 gm). Obv: ΠOΥ ΛIK KOΡ OΥAΛEΡIANON KAIΣ ΣE, his bare and draped bust, right, above an eagle with wings spread. Mark of value "A" in right field not visible. Rev: AΣΠEN-ΔIΩN, Hephaistos wearing conical cap seated right, holding hammer in r. hand, and shield of Achilles in left hand. Flaming forge below and to his right. BMC__; SNG Cop__; von Aulock__; SNG France__; SNG PFPS__; Leopold__; Isegrim__. Cf. SNG France 207 (for rev. type [Valerian I]). Apparently unpublished. A single example found at:  http://www.asiaminorcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=13106
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40.  Octavian. 31-30 BC. SYRIA, Coele-Syria, Chalkis ad Libanon. ∆ 21mm, 6.64 gm, 12h. Zenodorus, tetrarch and archereus. Obv: Bare head of Octavian right. Rev:  Bare head of Zenodorus left . RPC I 4774; cf. SNG Copenhagen 417...............................................................................(Image) $55

                   

41. Another. Date in right field of obverse. 19mm, 5.42 gm, 11h..(Image) $75

                   

42. Mark Antony and Octavian. Thessalonica, E=Year 5=37 BC. AE (30mm, 17.15 gm. 1h). Obv: Draped bust of Eleutheria right; E (date) to left; [ΘΕ]ΣAΛONIKEΩN EΛEYΘEPIAΣ around. Rev: Nike advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond; M ANT AYT  ΓKAI AVT around. RPC 1551. Sear, Imperators 672; SNG Cop 374. Glossy verydark green surfaces. VF. Flan weight adjustment scrapes (?) on the reverse. The bust of Libertas on the obverse "refers to the grant of freedom by the Triumvirs to Thessalonica in 42 BC after the battle of Philippi, the victory which is celebrated on the reverse" (RPC, p. 297)....................................................................(Image) $875

                  

43. Augustus, with Caius Caesar. Thessalonica. 27 BC-14 AD. ∆ (23mm, 9.73 gm, 3h). Obv: Laureate head of Augustus right. Rev: Bare head of Caius Caesar right. RPC 1564; Touratsoglou, Thessaloniki, Em. X, 159 (V46/R142); Varbanov 4156; BMC 73; Lind. 1188.........................(Image) $445

                   

44. Augustus. 27 BC- 14 AD, Sardis, Lydia. ∆ (19 mm, 4.99 gm, 11h). Obv: (ΣΕΒΑΣΤ)ΟΥ, Bare head, right. Rev: ΔΙΟΔΟΡΟΣ ΕΡΜΟΥΦΙΛΟΥ ΣΑΡΔΙΑΝΩΝ, Zeus standing left, holding eagle and staff.  RPC 2986. Rare..................................................................................................(Image) $185

                   

45. Augustus. 27 BC-AD 14. MACEDON, Uncertain (Pella or Dium?). ∆ (24mm 9.52 gM, 11h).Obv: (IMP CAESARI AVGVSTO) IX COS, Laureat head of Augustus, right, Rev:M FICTORI M SEPTUM II VIR QVIN, M. Fictorius and M. Septimius, quinquennial duoviri. Name and titles of duoviri within laurel wreath. RPC 1528; Varbanov 3709 (Pella). Rare................(Image) $275

                  

46. Augustus. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (27mm, 11.13 gm, 12h). Pergamum mint. Struck circa 19-18 BC. Obv: IMP IX T(R POT V), Bare head right. Rev: S P R/SIGNIS/RECEPTIS across field within triumphal arch; legionary aquilae before spandrels; triumphal qudriga above; IMP IX TR POT V across entablature. RIC I 508; RPC I 2218; BMCRE 703 (Ephesus);RSC 298........................................................................(Image) $975

                   

47. KINGS of BOSPORUS. Rhoemetalces I & Pythodoris, with Augustus. Circa 11 BC-12 AD. ∆ (25mm, 10.43 gm, 5h). Obv: Jugate heads of Rhoemetalces and his queen Pythodoris right. Some drapery on Pythodoris. Rev: Bare head of Augustus right. Youroukova 204; RPC I 1711.................................................................................................(Image) $265

                   

48. KINGS of THRACE. Rhoemetalces I, with Augustus. Circa 11 BC-12 AD. ∆ (19mm, 4.54 g, 6h). Diademed head of Rhoemetalces right / Bare head of Augustus right. RPC 1718; Youroukova 194-200.......................(Image) $145

                   

49. Another.....................................................................................(Image) $65

                   

50. Another.....................................................................................(Image) $195

                   

51. Another.....................................................................................(Image) $130

                   

52. Tiberius, Augustus. 14-37 AD. Apollonia Salbace Caria. ∆ (18mm, 6.72 gm, 7h). Obv:  Bare head r. Rev. ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟΣ ΑΠΟΛΛΩΝΙΑΤΩΝ ΚΑΛΛΙΠΠΟΣ ΑΡΤΕΜΙΔΩΡΟΥ, Apollo standing l., holding raven and laurel branch. SNG Copenhagen 145. RPC 2864..........................................................(Image) $225

                   

53. KINGS of THRACE. Rhoemetalces II, with Tiberius. Circa 19-36 AD. ∆ (22mm, 9.61 gm, 5h). Obv: Jugate heads of Rhoemetalces II, diademed, and his queen right. Rev: Bare head of Tiberius right. RPC I 1721; Youroukova 201-203.......................................................................(Image) $240

                   

54. Tiberius, with Julia Augusta (Livia). 14-37 AD. LESBOS, Mytilene. ∆ (20mm, 5.14 gm, 11h). Struck circa AD 35. Obv: TI ΘEOC CEBACTOC, MYTI in field. Laureate head of Tiberius left. Rev: IOY ΘEA CEBACTH, MYTI in field. Draped bust of Livia right. RPC 2346, (This coin); Lind. 430 (This coin). Near VF, UNIQUE. No other examples known to RPC!...(Image) SOLD

                   

55. Germanicus, with Agrippina Senior. Died 19 and 33 AD, respectively. PHRYGIA, Aezanis.  ∆ (19mm, 3.75 gm, 12h). Commemorative issue. Straton Medeus, magistrate. Struck under Gaius (Caligula), 37-41 AD. Obv: Laureate head of Germanicus right. Rev: Draped bust of Agrippina right. RPC I 3077; SNG Copenhagen 75. Rare......................................(Image) $125

                   

56. Gaius Caligula. 37-41 AD. CORINTHIA, Corinth. ∆ (21mm, 6.06 gm, 10h). P. Vipsanius Agrippa, duovir. Obv: C CAESAR AVGVS, bare head right. Rev: P VIPSANIO AGRIPPA II VIR, Pegasus flying right. RPC I 1172; Amandry XVII21 b/Ij; SNG Copenhagen 255; BCD Corinth 402..(Image) $225

                   

57. Claudius. 41-54 AD. MACEDON. Cassandrea.  ∆ (23mm, 9.83 gm, 6h). Obv: TI CLA CAES AVG GERM P M TR POT, laureate head left. Rev: COL IVL AVG CASSANDR, horned head of Ammon right. c/m: AVG in rectangular incuse. RPC I 1515. For c/m: Howgego 576...............(Image) $85

                   

58. Claudius. 41-54 AD. MACEDON, Philippi. ∆ (26mm, 10.39 gm, 10h). Obv: Bare head left. Rev: Statuary group with Augustus being crowned by Divus Julius Caesar on base inscribed D]VVS / AVG in two lines. RPC I 1653; SNG ANS 684; SNG Copenhagen 3074...............................(Image) $145

                   

59. Agrippina Jr. Reign of Claudius I, her husband. Calchedon, Thrace. ∆ 24 mm, 5.70 gm, 10h). Obv: (ΑΓΡΙΠΠΙΝΗΣΣΕΒΑΣΤΗΣ) Bust of Agrippina II, left. Countermark PKA (cf. Howgego 611: 1). Rev: (ΚΑΛΧΑΔΟΝΙΩΝ), Bust of Artemis right, with bow. RPC I 1788. Exceedingly rare. Only one example known to the authors of RPC........................................................(Image) $350

                   

60. Agrippina Jr. (50-54 AD). LYDIA,  Philadelphia. Magistrate Ti. Neikanor. ∆ (15 mm, 3.72 gm, 9h). Obv: Draped bust rirght. Rev: Cornucopia. RPC 3042 (Rare. 8 examples known}. Very dark green patina...........(Image) $225

                   

61. Nero.54-68 AD. CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea-Eusebia. AR Hemidrachm (15mm, 1.75 gm, 1h). Struck circa 56-58 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Nike seated right on globe, holding wreath. RPC I 3645; RIC I 617; Sydenham, Caesarea 82................................................................(Image) $275

                   

62. Another. (15mm, 1.69 gm, 1h).................................................(Image) $275

                   

63. Nero, 54-68 AD. Phrygia, Prymnessos. Magistrate Ti Julius Proklus. ∆ (21 mm, 4.39 gm, 1h). Obv:ΝΕΡΟΝΑ ΚΑΙΣΑΡΑ ΠΡΥΜΝΗΣΣΕΙΣ, Laureate head, right. Rev:TI ΙΟΥΛΙΟΥ ΠΡΟΚΛΟΥ, Dikaiosyne holding scales and two ears of corn. RPC 3207. Rare, 9 examples known.....................(Image) $260

                   

64. Nero.  54-68 AD. Lydia. Sardes. ∆ (17 mm., 2,98 gm,6h). Obv: NEPΩN KAICAP. Laureate head, right. Rev: EΠI TI MNACEOY CAPΔIANΩN. Laureate head of Hercules right, with lion skin tied around neck. RPC 3009. Rare, 8 examples known..............................................................(Image) $225

                   

65. Nero. 54-68 AD. THESSALY, Koinon of Thessaly. ∆ (24 mm, 8.35 gm, 7h). Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Apollo Lykeios standing right, plucking lyre. RPC I 1439; Burrer 14 (A3/R11); SGI 548...........................(Image) $175

                   

66. Poppaea. Augusta, 65-65 AD. ∆ (24mm, 9.48 gm, 1h). Perinthus, Thrace. Obv: Draped bust right, wearing stephane. Rev: Isis headdress; Π E across field; all within laurel wreath. RPC 1756; SchŲnert-Geiss, Perinthos, 277; Varbanov 27. Dark black patina. Numerous scratches in obverse fields, otherwise, near EF..............................................(Image) $950

                   

67. Vespasian. 69-79 AD. CILICIA, Soli-Pompeiopolis. ∆ (23mm, 11.58 gm, 7h). Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Turreted and veiled bust of Tyche right. SNG Levante 888; RPC ΙΙ, 1722, two examples cited. Very rare.(Image) $375

                   

68. Domitian. 81-96 AD. Antioch ad Maeandrum, Caria. ∆ (19 mm, 5.34 gm, 7h). Obv: ΔOMITIANOC KAICAP, laureate head, right. Rev: ΕΠΙ ΜΕΛΗ[ΘΕΝΤΟC ΤΙ] ΚΛ ΑΓΛΑΟΥ ΦΡΟΥΓΙ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΕΙΑ, turreted city-goddess (Antiochia) seated l., holding patera RPC II, 1219, BMC 29, Sng Cop 48. Nine examples cited. Rare thus. A splendid example; in much better condition than the pictured example in RPC...............(Image) $375

                   

69. Domitian. 81-96 AD. CILICIA, Flaviopolis. ∆ (14mm 2.20 gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate head of Domitian right. Rev: ETOYC ZI ΦΛAΥIOΠOΛEITWN, bust of Dionysos right, thyrsos over shoulder. RPC II 1761; BΜC Cilicia__; SNG Levante 1533; .Lindgren1495, THIS COIN....................................(Image) $275

                   

70. Trajan. 96-117 AD. Amastris Paphlagonia. ∆ (22 mm, 4.76 gm, 6h. Obv:
AYT NEP TRAIANOC KAICAP CEB (ΓΔ?), radiate and draped bust right. Rev: AMACTPIC MHTPOΠΟΛΙON [ΛΙC?], turreted bust of Tyche left. RPC__; von Aulock__; SNG Cop__; BMC__; Sear__; CNG Research__; acsearch__; asiaminorcoins.com__; Isegrim__. Apparently UNIQUE. To be added to RPC as #1204A, so I am advised..................................(Image) $500

                   

71. Trajan. 96-117 AD. Attaos, Mysia. ∆ (17 mm, 3.23 gm, 11h). Obv: AYT KAI CAP CEB, Laur. head of Trajan, right. Rev: ATTAITΩΝ Draped Bust of Senate, right. BMC 3-4, Augustus, reattributed to Trajan and Attaos from Attaea; RPC 1755. Only 17 other specimens known..................(Image) $125

                   

72. Trajan. 98-117 AD. MYSIA. Miletopolis. ∆ (22 mm, 5.71 gm, 6h). Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Helmeted bust of Athena right, wearing aegis. SNG France 1307; SNG von Aulock__; RPC 1640......................(Image) $275

                   

73. Trajan. 98-117 AD. Seleucia Pieria, Syria. ∆ (25 mm, 8.20 gm, 12h). Obv: AVTOKPA KAIC NЄP TPAIANOC APICT CЄB ΓЄPM ΔAK, laureate head right. Rev: CЄΛЄVKЄWN ΠЄIЄPIAC / SЄVC / KAICIOC, baetyl (sacred stone) of Zeus Kasios within shire surmounted by eagle; Γ to lower right. RPC 3769.........................................................................................(Image) $125

                   

74. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. AR Drachm (19 mm, 3.05 gm, 6h). Dated COS. 3 (128-138 AD). Obv: Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder. Rev: ΥΠATOC Γ ΠATHΡ ΠATΡ, Mount Argaeus, three stars above.  BMC 125. Sydenham, Caesarea 271..............(Image) $75

                   

75. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. AR Didrachm (23 mm, 7.25 gm, 12h). Struck 139 AD. Obv:Laureate head right. Rev: ΥΠAT B ΠAT ΠATΡ, Helios, holding globe and scepter, standing atop Mt. Argaeus; star in exergue. Sydenham 301c (var), (reverse legend); Metcalf 124b. Attractive portrait..................................................................(Image) $285

                   

76. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Emisa. ∆ (22mm, 12.05 gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: EMIC-HNWN, eagle standing right on Sacred Stone of Emisa, head left, holding wreath in beak; Γ to right. RPC 4, 5783(temporary) SNG Copenhagen 309 . VF, glossy black patina with earthen deposits.........................................................(Image) $165

                   

77. Antoninus Pius. AD 138-161. SYRIA, Seleucis and Pieria. Laodicea ad Mare. ∆ (25mm, 9.70 gm, 12h). Dated 138 AD. Obv: Laureate head right; c/m: laureate and bearded head right within oval incuse. ΙΟΥΛΙΕWN TWN K-AI ΛΑΟΔΙΚΕWΝ, Turreted and draped bust of Tyche left; ΘE before, HΠP (date) behind. The turreted headdress consisting of a gateway, turrets, walls, and a lighthouse. RPC 4, 9109 (temporary); SNG Copenhagen 350; Hunterian 3200; for c/m: Howgego 113........................................(Image) $345

                   

78. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. BITHYNIA, Nicomedia. ∆ (18mm, 3.38 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

                  

79. Antoninus Pius. 1138-161 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Nicopolis ad Istrum. ∆ (21mm 4.94 gm, 7h). Obv: ΑVΤ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙΑ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟС, Bare head right. Rev: ΝΕΙΚΟΠΟΛITΩΝ, Apollo Sauroktonos standing right, left hand on tree stump and holding arrow in right hand, preparing to stab lizard on tree to right. Not in RPC: RPC 4, 4328 (temporary) (var.- reverse legend); AMNG I__; SNG Copenhagen__; Varbanov I (E), 2116, "Unpublished" (Private collection); Rarity 7. Apparently the second known example. VF, brown patina...............................................................................................(Image) $475

Writes a major numismatic source: (Quote) Pliny the Elder, Natural History 34.69-70: "Praxiteles also, though more successful and consequently better known as a worker in marble, created admirable works in bronze: ...He...made a young Apollo with an arrow watching a lizard as it creeps up with intent to slay it close at hand; this is known as the sauroktonos or Lizard-slayer."

It is not known what connection existed between Nicopolis and Apollo Sauroktonos, or even the reason for the lizard hunt, but the type appears on the city's coins several times in the Antonine and Severan periods. This specimen is the earliest and most elegant representation of this famous sculpture. (End quote).

                   

80. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. THRACE, Philippopolis. ∆ (18mm, 3.71 gm, 7h). Obv: ΑΥΤ ΑΙ ΑΔΡΙ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝ, Laureate head right. Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, Homonoia standing, l., holding patera and cornucopia facing, head left, RPC 4, 7452 (temporary); SNG Copenhagen__; Mouchmov, Philippopolis 84; Varbanov 776-7 var. (obv. legend); BMC __. VF+. Glossy black patina...............................................................(Image) $125

                   

81. Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. AR Didrachm (20mm, 6.81 gm, 11h). Dated COS. 3 (161-165 AD). Obv: AVTOKP ANTWNEINOC CEB, laureate head right, with a seemingly uplifted gaze. Rev: YPATOC Γ, Mount Argaeus, with standing nude figure above summit, holding spear and globe. At the base, hound chasing hare on center right of base; tree before left boulder at base. Sydenham, Caesarea 326(var. hound chasing hare) Metcalf, Caesarea 130b.............................(Image) $375

                   

82. Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. CAPPADOCIA, Caesarea. AR Didrachm (20mm, 6.82 gm, 5h). Dated COS. 3 (161-165 AD). Obv: AVTOKP ANTWNEINOC CEB, Bare head right. Rev: ΥΠATOC Γ, Mount Argaeus surmounted by a statue of Helios, holding globe and scepter. At the base,  animal to left, tree on right. Metcalf, Caesarea 129a; Sydenham, Caesarea 321; SNG von Aulock 6434. Good VF, attractively toned, with some surface luster................................................................................................(Image) $375

                   

83. Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. CYRENAICA, Cyrene. ∆ (30mm, 21.47 gm, 12h). Obv: ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙС Μ ΑΥΡΗΛ ΑΝΤWΝEΙΝΟС СEΒ, Laureate bust of Marcus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right. Rev: ΔΗΜΑΡΧΙΚ E(Ξ)ΟΥС ΚϚ, Head of Zeus-Ammon right. Cf. MŁller 450 (Cyrene); cf. Sydenham, Caesarea 344: RPC 4, 8006 (temporary).................(Image) $950

                   

84. Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia. ∆ (23mm, 7.94 gm, 6h). Obv: laureate bust right, wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r.  Rev: Tyche standing, l., wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia. RPC 4, 3603............................................(Image) $55

                   

85. Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. Philippopolis, Thrace. ∆ (30mm, 17.65 gm, 12h). Obv: ΑV ΚΑΙ Μ ΑVΡΗ ΑΝΤΩΝΕΙΝΟС, bare head of Marcus Aurelius, r. Rev: ΗΓΕ ΤΟVΛ ΜΑΖΙΜΟV ΑΠΟΔ VΠΑ ΦΙΛΙΠ, in ex, ΠΟΠΟΛΙ, Zeus seated, l., holding patera and long scepter RPC 7453. aEF, splendid glossy dark green/brown/black patina. A magnificent coin...(Image) $950

                   

86. Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, co-emperors. 161-169 AD. ∆ (24mm, 8.17 gm, 7h). Obv: ΑV ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑV ΑΝΤΩΝEΙΝOС, laureate-headed bust of Marcus Aurelius wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r. Rev: ΑV ΚΑΙ ΛΟV ΑV ΟVΗΡΟС ΚΑΛΛΑΤΙΑΝΩΝ. laureate-headed bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r. RPC 4, 3517 (temporary). This example is far better than the example illustrated in RPC. Very rare. Obvious work by Greek artists depicting charming portraits....(Image) $525

                    

87.  Lucius Verus (with Marcus Aurelius as co-emporor) 161-169 AD.  Side, Pamphylia. ∆ (21mm, 6.51 gm, 12h). Obv: Laureate-headed bust of Lucius Verus wearing cuirass and paludamentum. Rev: Athena standing, facing, head, r., crowning trophy, holding thunderbolt; at feet of trophy, coiling serpent. BMC__; SNG Cop__, von Aulock__; RPC 4, 10883(Temporary). Extremely Rare. RPC shows only one example..........................(Image) $365

                    

88. Faustina II (Augusta). Struck by Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius. Nicomedia Bithynia. ∆ (20mm, 5.10 gm, 1h). Obv:ΦΑVСΤΕΙΝΑ ΝΕΑ СΕΒΑ,  draped bust of Faustina II, r. Rev: ΝΕΩΚΟΡOY ΝΙΚΟΜΗΔ, lighted torch entwined by serpent, surmounted by two poppies and decorated with two ears of corn. RPC 4, 6092,(temporary); Rec Gen. 107, pl. xci 24; ex Lindgren 166, this coin. Very rare.................................................(Image) $365

                   

89. Faustina II (Augusta). Philippopolis, Thrace. ∆ (24mm, 10.03 gm, 1h). Obv: ΦΑVСΤEΙΝΑ СEΒΑСΤΗ, draped bust of Faustina II, r. Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛΕΙΤΩΝ, veiled Demeter standing, l., (wearing kalathos), holding two ears of corn and long torch. RPC 4, 7496 (temporary), BMC Thrace pg. 162, 13; Mionnet Supp. II pg. 454, 1485; SNG Copenhagen 772. Excellent glossy black patina........................................................(Image) $165

                   

90. Faustina II (Augusta), struck under Antoninus Pius or Marcus Aurelius. Prusias ad Hypium, Bithynia. ∆ (22mm, 5.80 gm, 6h). Obv: ΑΝΝΕΑ ΦΑVSΤΙΝΑ(sic), draped bust of Faustina II, r. Rev: ΠΡΟVСΙΕΩΝ ΠΡΟС VΠΙΩ, Tyche standing, l., wearing kalathos, holding rudder and cornucopia. Ex Lindgren 190, this coin; RPC 4, 4847 (temporary). Rec. Gen. p. 606, 23; pl. civ, b (erroneously described as Faustina Sr). Rare. Dark brown-black patina........................................................................(Image) $475

                   

91. Lucilla. under Marcus Aurelius, and possibly Lucius Verus as co-emperors. LYCAONIA, Dalisandus. ∆ (19mm, 4.31 gm, 12h). Obv: ΛΟΥΚΙΛΛΑ CEBACTH, draped bust, left. Rev: ΔΑΛΙCΑΝΔWΝ, Athena standing, l., holding spear and shield. SNG Schweiz II, 1456(?); RPC__. Exceedingly rare, apparently the second known example........(Image) $375

                   

92. Commodus. 177-192 AD. Cappadocia, Caesarea. AR Didrachm (20mm, 3.98 gm, 12h), c. 181/2. Obv: Laur. head r. Rev: Nike standing r. on globe, holding wreath and palm. Sydenham 370b (this coin)...............(Image) $125

                   

93. Commodus. 177-192 AD. Cappadocia, Caesarea. AR Didrachm (21mm, 4.44 g, 12h). Struck AD 183-185. Obv: AYT M AYP KOMO ANTWNI, laureate head right. Rev: YΠATOC Δ ΠAT ΠA-TPI, Mt. Argaeus surmounted by star. Metcalf, Caesarea 155i; Sydenham, 372b. aEF. Lustrous..........(Image) $190

                   

94. Commodus. 177-192 AD. MOESIA INFERIOR, Istrus. ∆ (24mm, 8.24 g, 7h). Obv:Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Sea-eagle left, grasping dolphin in talons. AMNG I 489; Varbanov 602.............(Image) $75

                   

95. Commodus.177-192 AD. Struck c. 187. Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior. Magistrate Caecilius Maternus (Legatus Augusti pro praetore provinciae Thraciae). ∆ (29mm, 10.05 gm, 1h). Obv: ΑΥ ΚΑΙ Λ ΑΥ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС (Αs shaped as Λs), bare-headed bust of Commodus right,  (lightly bearded) wearing cuirass decorated with bust of Athena and paludamentum. Rev: ΗΓ ΚΑΙΚ ΜΑΤEΡΝOΥ ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛEΙΤΩΝ (Αs shaped as Λs), nude Apollo (youthful) standing, r., placing r. hand on head, holding bow over tree trunk entwined by serpent. RPC 4, 8356 (temporary). Extremely rare, fourth example known...................................................................(Image) $525

                    

96. Commodus. 177-192 AD. Struck c. 188-192. Nicopolis, Moesia Inferior. Magistrate Caecilius Servilianus (Legatus Augusti pro praetore provinciae Thraciae). ∆ (28mm, 13.93 gm, 6h). Obv: ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙ ΜΑΡ ΑΥΡΗ ΚΟΜΟΔΟС, laureate head of Commodus, r. Rev: ΗΓEΜΟ ΚΑΙΚΙ СEΡΒΙΛEΙ ΝEΙΚΟΠΟ ΠΡΟ(С ΙСΤ), Zeus seated, l., holding patera over eagle and long scepter. RPC 4, 4334 (temporary); AMNG 1231; Varbanov III, 2141........(Image) $265

                   

97. Commodus. 177-192 AD. Nicopolis, Moesia inferior. ∆ (17mm, 3.38 gm, 2h). Obv: ΑVΤ ΚΑΙ ΚΟΜΟΔΟ, laureate head of Commodus, r. Rev: ΝƐΙΚΟΠΟΛ ΠPΟС ΙССΤΡΟΝ(sic), Tyche standing, l. holding rudder and cornucopia. RPC 4, 4346 (temporary). Only one example of this variety indicated..........................................................................................(Image) $150

                   

98.Commodus. 177-192 AD. Caria, Rhodes. ∆ (16mm, 3.48 gm, 12h). Obv: ΡΟΔΙWΝ, radiate-headed bust of Commodus wearing cuirass and paludamentum, r. Rev: ΡΟΔΙWΝ, radiate-headed and draped bust of Helios, r. RPC 4, 927 (temporary). SNG Helsinki 788...............................(Image) $325

                   

99. Crispina (Augusta). Ilium, Troas. Struck after 178 AD, probably 180-182 AD.(?) ∆ (27mm, 7.72 gm, 6h). Obv: (ΚΡΙС)ΠEΙΝΑ (С)EΒΑСΤΗ, draped bust of Crispina, r. Rev: ΙΛΙ(EΩ)Ν, Athena standing, r., holding spear and Nike; beside, shield. RPC 4, 130 (temporary). Very rare......................(Image) $ 245

                   

100.  Crispina. Philippopolis, Thrace. ∆ (24 mm, 8.04 gm, 6h). Obv: KPICΠEINA (CEBACTH?), draoed bust, right. Rev: ΦΙΛΙΠΠΟΠΟΛ(ΙΕΤΩΝ?)
Apollo Lykeios standing facing, head right, raising right hand to his head and holding Kithara atop a column to his left. RPC 4, __; Varbanov__. Apparently UNIQUE!.......................................................................(Image) $495


 


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