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  1. Brutus, † 42 BC. Ar Denarius, 18 mm. 3.7 gm. with L. Sestius, proquaestor, military mint moving with Brutus in southwestern Asia Minor, spring-early summer 42. Obv: L•SESTI•PRO•Q Veiled and draped bust of Libertas to right. Rev: Q•CAEPIO•BRVTVS•PRO•COS Tripod between sacrificial axe and simpulum. Babelon (Junia) 37 and (Sestia) 2. Crawford 502/2. CRI 201. RBW 1768. Sydenham 1290. From a collection formed in the Rhineland (with collector's ticket), ex Kölner Münzkabinett 45, 16-17 November 1987, 310. from Praefectus Coins.
  2. Phoenicia, Marathos. 228/7-224/3 BC. Æ 16 mm. 3.1 gm. Obv: Laureate head of Zeus(?) right. Rev: Trophy; date (in Phoenician) to left. Duyrat, Ateliers, Series 3 var. (unlisted date); HGC 10, 199 var. (same); DCA 828 var. (same). Extremely rare, the third known example of this series. From CNG coin on the right: The only previously known coin from this series was an example in the Berlin Museum reported by Imhoof-Blumer in NZ 1901 (p. 9, 2, pl. I, 13). The date on that example is unclear, but is at least year 33. The present coin is in much better condition, with a clear date. Interestingly, Imhoof-Blumer and others have described the obverse head as Zeus, but that piece was quite worn. The details are clear here, and show features more in line with a Hellenistic portrait than a stylized depiction of a deity. Whose portrait it may be, though, is uncertain.
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  4. https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/praefectus_coins/130/product/phrygia_kibyra__aelius_as_caesar_ad_136138__18_extremely_rare/1214421/Default.aspx
  5. Here is an example of a more affordable Annia Faustina: https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/praefectus_coins/130/product/phrygia_hierapolis_annia_faustina_augusta_221_ae_25_very_rare/2005567/Default.aspx
  6. Cilicia. Aegeae. Cornelia Supera, Augusta, 253. Tetrassarion Ae 26 mm. 11.42 gm. CY 299 = 253. Obv: ΓΑΙ ΚΟΡΝΗ ϹΟΥΠЄΡΑ ϹЄΒ, Diademed and draped bust of Cornelia Supera set on crescent to right. Rev: ΑΙΓЄΑΙⲰΝ ΝЄⲰΚΟ ΝΑΥΑΡ / C – O / Ч Tyche standing front, head to left, holding rudder in her right hand and cornucopiae in her left; at her feet to right, goat reclining right, head left. Haymann 233 corr. (reverse legend). RPC IX 1466 corr. (reverse legend). SNG Levante 1790. Very rare.
  7. Moesia Inferior. Nikopolis ad Istrum. Julia Domna AD 193-217. Æ 22 mm. 6.6 gm. Obv: IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBACTH, draped bust right. Rev: NIKOΠOΛEITΩN ΠΡOC ICT, winged Hypnos, lying right on lionskin, holding torch. AMNG I 1468; Varbanov 2831. Very Rare. Hypnos was the son of Night and Darkness (Nyx and Erebus). His twin brother was Thanatos, the god of death.
  8. Commodus AD 180-192. Rome As Æ 22 mm. 8.8 gm. Struck 192 AD. Obv: Bust of Commodus as Hercules right, wearing lion’s skin headdress Rev: Club within wreath. RIC III 644; BMCRE 722; Cohen 193. https://praefectuscoins.com/shop/roman-imperial/commodus-ad-180-192-rome-as-final-issue-ad-192/
  9. Here is a rare example of Caligula as Caesar. Spain, Carthago Nova. Tiberius, with Gaius (Caligula) as Caesar. AD 14-37. Æ As 28 mm. 13.1 gm. Struck AD 33-37. Obv: Laureate head of Tiberius left Rev: Bare head of Gaius left. RPC 182; SNG Copenhagen 502.
  10. Here is an apparently unpublished Ae 28 (Dupondius?) from an uncertain Eastern mint (Commagene?) struck under Vespasian: Vespasian. AD 69-79. Æ Dupondius 28 mm. 11.2 gm. Uncertain eastern mint, possibly Commagene. Struck AD 77-78. Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIAN AVG TR COS V, Laureate head right. Rev: PONT MAX TR POT COS VIII CENS S C, Female diety (Diana?) standing, facing left, holding bow and cornucopia. RIC- cf RIC 801, Apparently unpublished.
  11. Gordian II. AD 238. Æ Sestertius 28 mm. 17.2 gm. Rome mint. Struck 1-22 April. Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, SC, Virtus, helmeted, in military attire, standing left, holding shield set on ground in right hand and spear in left. RIC IV 8; BMCRE 31-2; Banti 7. Ex. Dr. Eupremio Montenegro, Torino, 1983. Plate coin from The superb patinas of the Sestertii of Imperial Rome by Elio Biaggi. Gordian II has the unfortunate distinction of having the shortest reign of any Roman emperor, just 21 days.
  12. Here is an example of a coin struck under the authority of Cassius just prior to Philippi: https://www.vcoins.com/en/stores/praefectus_coins/130/product/seleucid_kingdom_philip_i_philadelphus_ca_9575_bc_gaius_cassius_longinus_as_proconsul_443_bc_ar_tetradrachm_ngc_choice_xf_very_rare/1652249/Default.aspx
  13. Just discovered a match: Skythia, Olbia Æ 14 mm. 3.4 gm. Circa 180-170 BC. Obv: Head of Artemis(?) right. Rev: Quiver; OΛBIO left, BΣE right. SNG Stancomb 426 var; SNG BM Black Sea 661–2; HGC 3.2, 1901. Extremely Rare. Thanks for the input. John
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