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  1. My sestertius depicting Vesta: Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus. Augusta, 164-182 AD. Æ Sestertius (30mm, 23.04 gm, 12h). Struck 161-162 AD. Obv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG, draped bust right. Rev: VES-TA, Vesta standing left, holding simpulum in right hand, trophy in left; sacrificing at lighted altar before. RIC III 1779 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 21-6a; BMCRE 1178 (Aurelius); Cohen 94
  2. SPAIN. Philip II. 1556-1598. Cob. AR 8 Reales (37mm; 27.20 gm). ND Toledo mint. Broad flan with full crown, full shield and cross and some legend. Calico-206, Calbeto-1725
  3. PHRYGIA, Laodicea ad Lycum. Pseudo-autonomous issue. Time of Tiberius. 14-37 AD. Æ 16mm; 2.82 gm; 6h. Obv: Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre to lower right; ΛΑΟΔΙ(ΚE)ΩΝ to left and below. Rev: Serpent-entwined altar, surmounted by headdress of Isis. ΠYΘHΣ to left, ΠYΘOY to right. Pythes, son of Pythes, magistrate. RPC 2903; SNG Copenhagen 510 (temp. Augustus); SNG von Aulock 3806 (same); BMC 61 (same).
  4. I have one, though not in the condition of yours: Side, Pamphylia. Circa 370-360 BC. AR Stater (10.05 gm, 12h, 21mm). Obv: Athena standing left, holding Nike, shield, and spear; pomegranate to left, Rev: Apollo standing left, quiver over shoulder, holding patera and laurel scepter;a raven stands to left at his feet. A lighted altar on the left, with a Pamphylian letter above it, and several letters to the right; SNG von Aulock 4771; Atlan 112.
  5. The letters in the field are E and PHE ligate. Thanks for the kind words everyone. Pete
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    Dear Donna, I wish you a speedy and complete recovery!!!
  7. I see what appear to be horn silver deposits on the obverse. If so, that would appear to speak for the authenticity. Several "holes" are irregular in shape, unlike circular casting bubbles.
  8. The name Tamerlane comes from Timur-i-Leng — a Turkic nickname meaning ‘Timur the Lame’
  9. Mine: KINGS of COMMAGENE. Antiochos IV Epiphanes. AD 38-72. Æ (28mm, 14.33 gm, 1h). Obv: BAΣIΛEYΣ • MEΓΑΣ • ANTIOXOΣ, diademed and draped bust right Countermark: crossed cornucopias. Rev: ΚΟΜΜΑΓΗΝΩΝ, Scorpion within wreath. RPC I 3857
  10. Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Tarsos, Cilicia. Æ38 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.
  11. Not Trajan, but Trajan Decius: Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 3.31 gm; 12h). Rome mint, 1st officina. 2nd-3rd emissions, 249-250 AD. Obv: Radiate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Dacia standing left, holding a Draco-headed staff. RSC 16.
  12. Tiberius; 14-37 AD. Æ As (26mm; 10.96 gm; 5h). Struck at Lugdunum under Augustus, 12-14 A.D. Obv: His laureate head., right. Rev: Altar of the cult of Roma and Augustus at Lugdunum, flanked by two columns, each of which is surmounted by the statue of Victory. SM 1756
  13. AELIUS, Caesar. 137 AD. Philippopolis, Thrace. (Æ 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 VideoR366.mp4
  14. Some Antiochos VI drachms: VideoG237.mp4
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