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Old 04-12-18, 12:04 PM
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Septimus Severus AE27 10.15gms.
Markianopolis Thrace.
OB: Laurate draped bust right. AV K L CEP CEVHROC.
REV: Eagle standing facing head right wreath in beak. Y TH L OVLPIANOC.
(As with the previous coin this bears the name of Consular Legate of Lower Moesia Flavius Ulpianus 210-213 AD).
Mousmov 389-391.
Photographed at this angle due to poor condition of coin.

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Old 04-12-18, 12:32 PM
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Here is another version of the coin above struck from different dies.
Spellings different, style of eagle, this one standing on a thunderbolt.
Slightly larger and heavier. AE28 11.5gms.
Moushmov 390.

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Old 11-12-18, 10:52 AM
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Lithographic print from History of the Scottish Regiments by Arch K Murray 1862. He employed a great many Scottish mercenaries.
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Roman lead seal 18mm x 7gms, found in the Lebanon.
Bear walking right.
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Old 03-02-19, 10:20 AM
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Tiny Roman lead seal 12mm x 3gms.
Bust right wearing helmet? Faint impression of raised hand in the 'AVE' position.
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Old 09-02-19, 11:08 AM
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HMS Cornwall, sank SMS Leipzig at Battle of Falklands. She was hit 18 times by the Leipzig but did not lose a single man.
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Old 13-02-19, 11:39 AM
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Modern fake coin made to deceive the unwary, made in Bulgaria.
AE 29mm x 13.4 gms.
OB: IMP.CAE.L.SEV.PERT.AVG.
Laurate head of Severus right.
Rev: AQUAE. CALIDAE
The three graces, Aglia Euphorsyne and Thalia.
There were three cities called Aquae Calidae (warm waters) in Spain, North Africa and Bulgaria none of which minted coins?
The coin is cast not struck, there is a witness mark of the sprue gate at 4 'o' clock on the obverse and 10 'o' clock on the reverse.
The depiction used on the coin of the graces holding pomegranates is taken directly from Raphaels painting of the 1500s.

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Old 25-02-19, 10:50 AM
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Large bronze 34mm Amost medallic issue. Unsure of mint either Cilicia or Bithynia.
Ob: Laurate bust of Trajan right. Partial legend AYT (Holy Inviolet & Autonomous)
Rev: Turreted head of city goddess Tyche holding cornucopia in left hand and rudder in right. Partial legend OV.


It has been pointed out to me by a collector friend that Trajan wears a garland around his neck, so a possible festival issue?
Im also informed the Tyche head is not turreted but she wears a kalathos, a grain measure to denote the prosperity of the city.



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Old 22-03-19, 11:49 AM
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Double headed penny with the 1897 Jubilee bust. You can see the join with an eyeglass but its very well done.
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Excellent thread.

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Here are a couple of samples from the PM message that I sent..... Mike
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Old 23-03-19, 11:27 AM
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Mike,
First coin looks Polish, Lithuanian or eastern Europe type thaler.
Not my field at all i'm afraid.

Next is a Domitian denarius circa 95/6 AD.
IMP. CAES. DOMIT. AVG. GERM. P M TRP XV. Laurate head right.
IMP. XX11 COS XV11 CENS PPP. Minerva standing left holding spear.
Roman Imperial coinage no 790.

Third coin is difficult to make out details, possibly a barbarian copy?
Is it silver?
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Old 23-03-19, 01:14 PM
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Thank You Ron... Mike
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Mike,
Your first coin is a silver Tram of Levon 1 of Armenian Cilicia circa 1198-1219 AD.
King seated on throne holding cross and fleur-de-lys. Legend reads LEVON IS KING OF THE ARMENIANS.

A long patriarchal cross between two lions. Legend reads BY THE WILL OF GOD.

These coins were brought to Europe by trade with Genoa, Venice and Pisa.
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