Jump to content

Post it and pick it!


Ryro

Recommended Posts

1 hour ago, El Cazador said:

Fantastic, has been on my “Buy list “ for over 3 years now, where did u get it?

Leu, last summer. Ex Leu Numismatik (18 Jul 2022), Lot 2368. Sort of a present to myself (aren't they all?).

 

  • Heart Eyes 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Benefactor

I'm never quite sure what qualifies as "fine style," and certainly have no idea what NGC thinks about anything, but this one is nicely engraved for a coin from Roman Alexandria:

Hadrian, Billon Tetradrachm, Year 19 (134/135 AD), Alexandria, Egypt Mint. Obv. Laureate head left; around from 2:00, ΑΥΤ ΚΑΙϹ ΤΡΑΙΑΝ - ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ ϹƐΒ [translation into Latin: Imperator Caesar Traianus Hadrianus Augustus] / Rev. Draped bust of Serapis right, crowned with modius adorned with leaves (appearing as dots), wearing taenia and himation; around, L ƐΝ – ΝƐΑΚ•Δ [Year 19, spelled out]. RPC [Roman Provincial Coinage] Vol. III 5943 (2015); RPC III Online 5943 at https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/3/5943; Emmett 889.19 [Emmett, Keith, Alexandrian Coins (Lodi, WI, 2001)]; BMC 16 Alexandria 610 at p. 73 [Poole, Reginald Stuart, A Catalog of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Vol. 16, Alexandria (London, 1892)] [ill. RPC III Online 5943, Specimen 3 (primary illustration of type)] [same rev. leg.]; Milne 1100 at p. 28 [Milne, J.G., Catalogue of Alexandrian Coins in Ashmolean Museum (Oxford 1933, reprint with supplement by Colin M. Kraay, 1971)] [ill. RPC III Online 5943, Specimen 27] [same rev. leg.]; K&G 32.362 [Kampmann, Ursula & Ganschow, Thomas, Die Münzen der römischen Münzstätte Alexandria  (2008)] [ill. p. 146, rev. leg. var.]; SNG France 4, Alexandrie II 1903 [Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, France Vol. 4, Alexandrie II, Hadrien – Antonin le Pieux – Nomes (Zurich 2018)] [rev. leg. var.]; Dattari (1901 ed.) 1465 at p. 94 [ill. Pl. XXII; rev. leg. var.] [Dattari, Giovanni, Monete imperiali greche, Numi Augg. Alexandrini, Catalogo della collezione (Cairo 1901)]. 24.5 mm., 13.50 g., 12 h. Purchased from Classical Numismatic Group, LLC [CNG] Electronic Auction 524, 28 Sep 2022, Lot 390.

image.jpeg.89014ed6bd914c1b2816ed8c86eb8fc5.jpeg

Next, a Roman Provincial coin of Hadrian not from Roman Alexandria.

  • Like 5
  • Heart Eyes 4
Link to comment
Share on other sites

image.png.86c70b4d50e10333a6ebf7264eca83c7.png

19 mm, 3,22 g.
Lydia, Nakrasa. Hadrian 117-138. Ӕ.
ΑΥΤΟ ΤΡΑΙΑΝΟϹ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟϹ, laureate and cuirassed bust of Hadrian, r. / ΝΑΚΡΑϹΙΤΩΝ, Tyche standing l., wearing kalathos, holding rudder in r. hand, cornucopia in l.
RPC III, 1805; BMC 17–18.

Next - Lydia

  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here's Lydia!!

 

2015545056_FaustinaJrSalaHermes.jpg.d523f2ad49b0ee43c011639984309884.jpg

Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman provincial Æ 17.4 mm, 3.99 g, 6 h.
Lydia, Sala, AD 154-163 (possibly under Damas, First Archon, AD 161-165).
Obv: ΦΑV
ΤΙ-ΝΑ Ε, bare-headed and draped bust, right, with Beckmann Type 5 hairstyle.
Rev: 
ΑΛΗ-ΝΩΝ, nude Hermes standing, l., holding purse, caduceus and chlamys.
Refs: RPC IV.2, 
1415 (temporary); SNG von Aulock 3117; GRPC Sala 64; Mionnet Suppl. 7.614,569; Düsseldorf 11346.

Next: Hermes/Mercury.

  • Like 6
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Winged helmet

20231019_104228__2_-side-removebg-preview.png.71d81a16d74b7b3106e60749cc8bfdf4.png

AR denarius (3,87 g. 17 mm.). Rome, 138 B.C. C Renius
Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet and 5 drop earring; behind, X designating value/
C•RENI below, ROMA in exergue, Juno Caprotina, holding crook, reins and scepter, driving biga of goats right.
Crawford 231/1; Sydenham 432; Renia 1.

NEXT: Myth depicted on coin

  • Like 6
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 hours ago, expat said:

NEXT: Myth depicted on coin

Faustulus finding Romulus and Remus suckled by a she-wolf:

RomischeRepublikRRC2351cDenarSex.PomeiusFostlusRomulusundRemusmitWolfin.png.9e5378be3d6c36f528d8e935a0412b43.png

Roman Republic, moneyer: Sex. Pompeius Fostlus, AR denarius, 137 BC, Rome mint. Obv: head of Roma, helmeted, r.; behind, jug; before, X. Rev: SEX·PO[M FOSTVLVS]; she-wolf suckling twins r.; behind, ficus Ruminalis with birds; in l. field, the shepherd Faustulus leaning on staff; in exergue, [RO]MA. 18mm, 3.87g. Rev: RRC 235/1c.

Next: wolf

Edited by Ursus
  • Like 9
Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Ursus said:

Next: wolf

b96b80b62d704ab09930f24f96679797.jpg

9a5f1dfaf2484e0d814d096ae80965e5.jpg

Urbs Roma, AE 3 - Lyon mint, 1st officina, ca. 332 CE
VRBS ROMA, Helmeted Roma left
Anepigraph, She wolf suckling twins Remus and Romulus, two stars in field, Crescent dot PLG at exergue
2.86 gr
Ref : Bastien # 221, RIC # 257

Note : Die clash on the reverse, with incuse remains of ROMA backwards and the rear of Roma's helmet being visible, thus reading AMOR ❤️ 

Next : die clash

Q

Edited by Qcumbor
  • Like 7
  • Heart Eyes 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Here's a die-clash of Julia Maesa:

[IMG]
Julia Maesa, AD 218-225..
Roman AR denarius, 19.70 mm, 2.70 g, 12h.
Rome, AD 218-220.
Obv: IVLIA MAESA AVG, bare-headed and draped bust right.
Rev: IVNO, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter.
Refs: RIC 254; BMCRE 67; Cohen 16; RCV 7750; Thirion 401.
Notes: The reverse features a die-clash, resulting in a ghost-like, incuse reverse image of the obverse portrait.

Next: More Maesa. 

  • Like 5
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Die breaks at the two G´s of AVGG.

Marcus Julius Severus Philippus (Philip the younger). Struck under Philip I

Philip II, AR antoninianus. 22.4 mm, 4.91 g.(Thick flan), Rome mint, 249AD.
IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / LIBERALITAS AVGG III, Philip I, holding short sceptre, and Philip II seated left on curule chairs, extending right hands. RIC 230; RSC 17, Sear 9265.
Appears to be reverse die match to example held by American Numismatic Society

oGt8Jc7csB33sa5WM4QiZr9HnPH26X-Copy.jpg.734d5bc76102265985a3c8b8c89730b5.jpg

NEXT: Same theme

  • Like 4
  • Thanks 1
  • Confused 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, Roman Collector said:

DomnaMarcianopolisArtemis.jpg.e6f2f088c508f7ad98be1e3967e8c4e7.jpg

Next: Julia Domna provincial

Not sure if it's just me or Domna's portrait has a very similar facial expression to 

image.png.57d3e0b121d30c743b0d16b227d5c6fb.png

 

Since the meme has 2 characters, here is a Domna provincial with two obverse characters 

image.png.5479431887d20afaf1d40505720601ad.png

 

Next - confronted portraits

  • Like 6
  • Clap 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Caracalla, AE27

Obv:- AY K M AY ANTWNINOC AY K P CEP, GETAC in exergue, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Caracalla right confronting laureate and draped bust of Geta left;
Rev:- Y FL OYLPIANOY MAPKIANOPOLITWN, Concordia standing slightly left, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, E (mark of value) lower left;
Minted in Markianopolis (Devnya, Bulgaria). Consular Legate Flavius Ulpianus, 210 - 211 A.D
Reference:– Varbanov (Engl.) 1083

27.33 mm. 11.74 gms. 0 degrees.

GI_066n_img.jpg

More confronted portraits

  • Like 8
  • Heart Eyes 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Benefactor

My only Vitellius.

Vitellius AR Denarius, Jul 18-Dec 69 AD, Rome Mint. Obv. Laureate head right, A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TRP / Rev. Tripod-lebes (cauldron) surmounted by dolphin lying right on top, with raven standing right below, XV VIR SACR FAC. RIC I 109, RSC II 111 (ill.), Sear RCV I 2201 (ill.), BMCRE 39. 18.5 mm., 3.1 g. [See Sear RCV I at p. 421, explaining that the reverse “refers to Vitellius’ membership in the priestly college of the Quindecimviri Sacris Faciundis, ‘fifteen men for the conduct of sacred matters.’ This body had care of the Sibylline prophecies and were famous for the opulence of their banquets, a feature of the priesthood which particularly appealed to the gluttonous emperor.”]

image.png.1aaa85bb1bbe467091a41f7d8a1ad6b7.png

Next, a dolphin.

  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

[IMG]
Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman provincial Æ 5.84 g, 22.0 mm, 7 h.
Bithynia-Pontus, Apamea.
Obv: FAUST[INAC AUG], draped bust of Faustina II, right.
Rev: UЄNU[S ... C]ICA dd, Venus seated right, head left, on dolphin swimming left, resting right arm on dolphin, uncertain object in left hand.
Refs: RPC IV.1, 11815 (temporary); Waddington RG --; BMC --; Sear --; Mionnet Suppl 5 --; Lindgren --; Wiczay --.
Notes: The RPC exemplar coin. Obverse die match to Waddington RG, pl. XXXIX.1, which has a Neptune reverse type.

Next: Dolphin again. 

  • Like 7
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Did somebody say dolphins?  🙂

Taras, Calabria

385-380 BC (Period III - The Age of Archytas)
AR Didrachm (20mm, 7.37g, 11h)
O: Naked youth crowning horse standing right; kerykeion before, Λ below, all within linear border.
R: Taras seated sideways on dolphin left, resting his left hand on its tail; H (signature) on body of dolphin, P below, TAPAΣ to left, all within linear border.
D'Andrea XXII, 354; Vlasto 352; Evans III, A2; Cote 121v; Fischer-Bossert 442d; Sear 341v
Rare
From the Frank James Collection. ex Forvm Ancient Coins; ex Roma Numismatics

A noted general, inventor, mathematician and philosopher, Archytas was a Pythagorean and friend of Plato, and likely responsible for saving the latter from death at the hands of Dionysius II of Syracuse.

Next: torch

Vlasto_352a.jpeg~2.jpg

  • Like 9
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Benefactor

Roman Republic, Anonymous, AR Denarius 143 BCE. Obv. Head of Roma right, wearing winged helmet ornamented with stylized representation of gryphon’s head, and earring of pellets in form of bunch of grapes; behind, X [mark of value, 10 asses, issued before re-tariffing of denomination to 16 asses ca. 141 BCE] / Rev. Diana, with quiver slung on her shoulder, in biga of stags galloping right; holding torch in right hand and reins in left; below stags, a crescent moon; in exergue, ROMA. Crawford 222/1; RSC I Anonymous 101 (ill. p. 8); BMCRR I 895; Sear RCV I 98 (ill. p. 92); Yarrow p. 42 (ill. fig. 1.36) [Liv Mariah Yarrow, The Roman Republic to 49 BCE: Using Coins as Sources (2021)]; RBW Collection 946 (ill. p. 199). 18 mm., 4.13 gr. Purchased from cgb.fr., 13 Feb. 2023.* [Footnote omitted.]

 image.jpeg.337605b2e5d1cc468c730d0fbd407484.jpeg

Next, Diana.

  • Like 10
Link to comment
Share on other sites

[IMG]
Gallienus, AD 153-268.
Roman billon antoninianus.
Mediolanum, AD 264-265.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, Narrow radiate head right, both ribbons behind.
Rev: DIANA FELIX, Diana standing right, holding spear and bow; at foot, hound.
Refs: RIC 473K; Göbl 1146m(2): Cohen/RSC 173; RCV 10197; Hunter pl. lxvi.

Next: Mediolanum/Milan. 

  • Like 6
  • Heart Eyes 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Clipboard37.jpg.35d23db8adf94ba6c2e19c67b89dba0c.jpg

Lydia, Tripolis. AE15. Semi-autonomous. AD 14-37.

Obv: TΡIΠOΛEITΩN, laureate head of Apollo right, with lyre.
Rev: MENANΔΡOΣ ΦIΛO KAIΣAΡ TO Δ, four lines within wreath, Maeander pattern below.
Magistrate Menandros.

 

Next: Maeander pattern.

  • Like 8
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...