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Old 29-03-20, 09:07 AM
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Septimus Severus 193-211 AD.
Phillipoliton Thrace. (Plovdiv Bulgaria)
Ae 20 4.025gm.
Ob: Laurate bust right. AYK L CEVPOC.
Rev: Bull walking right. PHILIPPIOPOLITON.
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Old 30-03-20, 09:00 AM
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Small barbarous Ae 10 bronze.
Ob: Radiate bust right in attractive style.
Rev: Bottom half of standing figure holding transverse staff. Off struck.
Compare size to a one inch button.
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Old 31-03-20, 07:41 AM
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Trajan 98-117 AD.
Syria Cyrrhestica Beroea (Aleppo)
Ae 25 12.04 gm.
Ob: Laurate head right in high relief. AVTOKP KAIC TPAINOC APICT GERM DAK PARQ.
Rev: BEROIAIWN in two lines A below all within wreath.


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Old 01-04-20, 10:30 AM
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Foreign Bill Revenues stamps 1890s.
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Elagabalus 318-222 AD.
Uncertain City, Province of Cilicia. Large Ae 30mm 17.75gm.
Ob: Radiate bust right wearing cloak with Aegis on chest.
Uncertain legend.
Rev: Tyche standing wearing kalathos on head left hand holding rudder right arm holding the infant Ploutos (Wealth/Abundance).
Partial legend ADPCEYANTA CIA N A TO. ET in left field (Year)
Possibly the City of Adana.

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Vitellius 69 AD.
Ae 24 Koinon of Makadonia.
Ob: Bare head left OYITELLIOS GEPMANIKOS AVTOC.
Portrait defaced by multiple punch and gouge marks.
Rev: Macedonian shield SEBASTOS MAKEDONON.
This example has a high tin content hence the silvery appearance.
Unpopular Emperor after reign of eight months, dragged through the streets of Rome by the mob tortured and dismembered then thrown into the Tiber.
RPC 1616.


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Old 04-04-20, 09:23 AM
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Two examples of the same coin struck with completly different dies.
Gordian 111 238-244 AD. Hadrianopolis (Edirne)
Ae 25 x 29 12.7gm and Ae 27 x 10.6 gm.
Ob: Laurate draped bust right. AYT KMA GORDIANOC AVG
Rev: Zeus seated holding patera in left and sceptre in right hand, eagle at foot left. ADPIANOPOELITON,
The second coin with centering device used to smooth down rough cast planchets before striking.

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Faustina 11 (Younger) 146-175 AD.
Ae 22 8.3gm of Bizya Thrace (Vize Bulgaria)
Ob: Draped bust right. PHAYCTEINA CEBATCH.
Rev: Artemis advancing drawing arrow from quiver whilst holding bow. BIZYHNON. Flat struck and off centre.
Moushmov 3458,Varbanov 1439.
Daughter of Antonius Pius; niece of Hadrian; married to Marcus Aurelius; mother of 13/15 children including the future emperor Commodus. Died accidently in Halala military camp aged 45.
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Old 06-04-20, 10:18 AM
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Nero 54-68 AD.
Ae 27 (As) 16.42gm. Antioch Syria.
Ob: Laurate head right. IM NERV CLAV CASEAR.
Rev: SC in eight cluster wreath (dot above?)
Coin in poor condition but rare in this denomination.
Cf. McAlee Antioch suppliment no1 407(F).
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Old 07-04-20, 10:26 AM
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Philip 1 244-249 AD.
Sestertius of Viminacium Moesia Superior (Kostolac Serbia).
Ob: Laurate head right IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG.
Rev: Moesia standing between bull and lion. PMS COL VIM
AN VI in exurge = 245 AD.
Viminacium was the home base of Legio Septima Clavdia Pia Fidelis whose emblems were the bull and lion. A year before this coin was issued they were joined there by Legio Flavia Felix 1V whose emblem was solely the lion.
Moushmov 36 VI.

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Carracalla 198-217 AD.
Ae 28 18.4gm Pautalia Thrace (Kyustendil Bulgaria)
Ob: Laurate and cuiriassed bust right. AYT K MAY CEV ANTONEINOC.
Rev: Coiled serpent with four loops, head right with forked tongue and thin tail. OYLPPAC PAYTALIAC.
There are many versions of this reverse a close match is Varbanov 5197 but serpent has head left.


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Old 09-04-20, 09:50 AM
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Leo 1 and Verina 457-474 AD.
Ae 4 11mm 1gm.
Ob: Diademed, draped and cuiriassed bust right.
Rev: Verina standing holding transverse sceptre. B-E in fields.
Believe it or not this is actually quite a clear example of these small Leo bronzes.
RIC X 713f.

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Old 10-04-20, 08:55 AM
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Domitian 81-96 AD.
Ae18 5.94gm Ascalon Judea.
Ob: Laurate bust right CEBAC before.
Rev: War god Phanabal with raised sword holding shield in left hand.
In left field HYP with line above (date letter for 94/5 AD).
In right field ACKA with line above (city name).
Assassinated by his court officials with the conivance of his wife.
Thereafter his memory was dammed by the Senate. (Damnatio Memoriae)
Hendin 280.


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Crispus as Caesar 317-326 AD.
Ae 3 Lyons mint.
Ob: Laurate draped and cuiriassed bust right CRISPVS NOB CAES.
Rev: Alter inscribed VOTIS XX in three lines, globe seated in the focus with three stars above. C R in fields PLG in exergue.
BEATA TRANQUILLITAS
Executed by order of his father for attempting to seduce his stepmother.
RIC V11 Lyons 132, rated R3 4-6 coins known in1966.
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Severus Alexander 222-235 AD.
Denarius of Rome 227/8.
Ob: Laurate draped bust right. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG.
Rev: Mars advancing carrying spear and trophy wind billows behind.
P M TR P V1 COS 11 PP.
Asssassinated by mutinous troops.
RIC 61.
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