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Old 05-03-20, 04:03 PM
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Selucid Empire.
Antiochus 1X 114-95 BC.
Ae 17 x 5.4gm.
Ob: Diademed bust right within pelleted border. Cicada countermark on neck.
Rev: Athena standing right holding spear and shield inscription written vertically and partially obscured by concretion. BASILEWS ANTIOXOY PHILOPATROS. E in inner left field.
BMC 23.
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Old 07-03-20, 01:04 PM
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Persian Empire.
Artaxerxes 1/11 455-375 BC silver sigloi of 5.86gm.
Ob: The great king kneeling with dagger and bow.
Bankers test punch in left field.
Rev: Irregular incuse with type 40/41 countermark.
Carradice type 1V A/B.
This is a reappraisal of post no 21.


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Old 14-03-20, 02:31 PM
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Severus Alexander 221-235 AD.
Ae 24 x 12.19gm Edessa Mesopotamia.
Ob: Left facing bust. AVT MAC ALEXANDPOC.
Rev: Tyche seated on rocks stars in left and right fields. Her right hand holding flower above flaming alter. River god swimming at her feet.
MH KO EDECCHNWN.
BMC Arabia 108/9/10.
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Old 17-03-20, 12:46 PM
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Alexander Jannaeus.
Ae putrah 15mm x 1.6gm. Jerusalem mint 103-76 BC.
Selucid anchor with legend around. BASILEOS ALEXANDPOY. (off struck)
Eight rayed star with archaic Hebrew HMLK YHWNTN between rays.
HAM MELEK YEHONATHAN (Jannaeus the King).
Hendin 1150.
Traditionally considered to be the Widows Mite of the bible MK 12 v41-43.
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Old 17-03-20, 05:59 PM
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Although not disernible on the coin the legend in Proto-Hebrew is as below.
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Old 19-03-20, 11:48 AM
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Caracalla, joint reign with his father 198-211 sole reign 211-17 AD.
Nikopolis ad Istrum ae17 x 2.49g. Province of Thrace.
Ob: Youthfull beardless bust right. MAV KAI ANTONINO.
Rev: Naked Herakles standing left holding club in right hand with lionskin over left arm. NIKOPOLIT PROC ICT.
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Old 20-03-20, 10:10 AM
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At the Battle of Jutland she was hit by 15 eleven inch and 6 five point nine inch shells, 743 crew were taken off by HMS Engadine before she foundered.
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Old 20-03-20, 12:01 PM
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The coins are fascinating.
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Old 20-03-20, 08:11 PM
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Thanks Irish, there are a lot more coins to come but I understand not everyone is so interested so try to vary now and again.
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St Helena stamps 1863-1885. All mounted mint.
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Worn and battered but I like these old pieces most collectors would ignore.
Constantinus Gallus Caesar in the East 351-54 AD.
Ae 21 of Antioch.
Ob: Bare head right DN CONSTAN-TIVS AVG.
Rev: Soldier standing left knee raised spearing fallen horseman who is wearing a Phygian helmet. Dot S Dot star in left field. FELL TEMP REPARATIO.
Recalled to Italy and executed by Constantius11 for treason.
RIC V111 117.
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Old 27-03-20, 10:17 AM
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Kushan Empire.
Kanishka 1 127-150 AD.
Copper drachm Peshawar mint.
Ob: Kaniska standing wearing helmet cloak and trousers, left hand outstreched over alter his right holding spear. Legend unreadable.
Rev: Goddess MAO (The moon) head with double halo (nimbate).
Right hand sacrificing over fiery alter left resting on a staff. MAO in right field. Attractive purple patina.

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Old 27-03-20, 11:57 AM
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Hi Ron, is there anything you don't collect ? To give people something to do, you should open up house as a museum. Strict health and safety rules of course..

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Old 27-03-20, 02:13 PM
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Hi Ron, is there anything you don't collect ? To give people something to do, you should open up house as a museum. Strict health and safety rules of course..

Mark
Hi Mark,
Im afraid its a form of OCD, when I was a kid it was marbles; matchboxes; fag cards; bus tickets; even the fancy tissue papers oranges used to be wrapped in, used to drive my parents mad. Nowadays it just badges; medals; postcards; coins oh there we go again.
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Totally understand Ron, with me it's books and anything shiney !

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