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FRANCE, 2° republique - 20 francs or 1851 A - Atelier de Paris 

REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE Tête de Ceres à droite. Une etoile au dessus de la tête, un faisceau de licteur dans le champ à gauche, une branche de laurier dans le champ à droite. Signé L.MERLEY.F. sous le buste
LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE / 20 FRANCS dans une couronne de chêne et d'olivier. A l'exergue 1851 A.
Tranche inscrite DIEU PROTEGE LA FRANCE
6.45 gr - 21 mm -
Ref : Le Franc 10 # 529/4

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A medal issued to commemorate Napoleon's second marriage, to Marie-Louise of Austria in 1810:

France, AE Medal, First Empire, Marriage of Napoleon and Marie-Louise, Paris 1810 [civil marriage 1 April 1810, religious ceremony 2 April 1810 in Louvre]. Artists: Jean-Bertrand Andrieu, N.G.A. Brenet, and Dominique-Vivant Denon (signed ANDRIEU F.[ECIT] on obverse neck truncation of Napoleon; on reverse, signed BRENET F.[ECIT] to lower left and DENON D.[IREXIT] to lower right). Obv. Conjoined heads right of Napoleon, laureate, and Marie-Louise, diademed (anepigraphic except for Andrieu signature) / Rev. Napoleon, laureate, in costume of Roman Emperor, paladumentum over right shoulder, stands facing, head right, gazing at Marie-Louise next to him, his left arm around her; Marie-Louise, crowned and veiled, wearing long transparent gown,* stands with her face turned towards Napoleon, their right hands joined; immediately to the left of the couple, an altar lit with vestal flame, decorated on front with bow and quiver of Cupid, crossed over flaming torch of Hymen upright, NAPOLEON EMP. ET ROI – M. LOUISE D’AUTRICHE; in exergue, MDCCCX. 32 mm., 16.2 g. Trésor Numismatique 39.4 p. 84, ill. Planche XXXIX No. 4 [Paul Delaroche, Henriquel Dupont & Charles Lenormant, eds., Trésor de numismatique et de glyptique, Vol. 18, Collection de Médailles de L’Empire Français et de L’Empereur Napoleon (1840), available at gallica.bnf.fr]; Bramsen II 954 p. 4 [Ludvig Ernst Bramsen, Médaillier Napoléon le Grand, ou, Description des médailles, clichés, repoussés, et médailles-décorations relatives aux affaires de la France pendant le consulat et l'empire, Vol. II, 1810-1815 at p. 35 (Copenhagen 1907), available at Newman Numismatic Portal]; Zeitz 111, p. 204, ill. p. 206 [Lisa & Joachim Zeitz, Napoleons Medaillen (Petersberg Imhof 2003)]; Todd p. 170, rev. ill. p. 171 [Richard A. Todd, Napoleon’s Medals: Victory to the Arts (The History Press, UK, 2009)]; Laskey CXI p. 183 (description at id. CX p. 182) [Capt. J.C. Laskey, A Description of the Series of Medals Struck at the National Medal Mint by Order of Napoleon Bonaparte (London 1818), available on Google Books]; Julius 2264 p. 138 [Sammlung Dr. [Paul] Julius, Heidelberg: Französische Revolution Napoleon I. und seine Zeit : Medaillen, Orden und Ehrenzeichen, Münzen (Auktion 11 Jan. 1932, Otto Helbing Nachf., München, Auktions-Katalog 66), available at Newman Numismatic Portal]; Prince d’Essling 1288, ill. Pl. xxxix [Feuardent Frères et Jules Florange, Importante Collection de Monnaies et Médailles, Napoléon I, etc., Appartenant au Prince d’Essling (Paris, Hôtel Drouot, Jun 1927) (Two Vols., 68 Plates)]. Purchased 21 Apr. 2023 from Binders GOLD & SILBER e.K, Vaihingen an der Enz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.**

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*See Zeitz p. 204: “Sie trägt ein unter der Brust geschnürtes, langes durchsichtiges Kleid, Schleier und Krönchen.” [She wears a long, transparent dress laced under her breasts, a veil and a crown.]

**At p. 170, Todd quotes the mint Director Dominique-Vivant Denon’s correspondence with the Emperor’s administration regarding the design of this medal: “Denon’s reply to Daru, Napoleon’s Grand Marshal of the Palace, describes the medal for the wedding already in the process of execution. On the obverse are the conjoined heads of the Emperor and the Empress and on the reverse ‘the Emperor in heroic costume conducting the Empress to the altar of Hymen.’ . . . . A letter to Daru of 8 March 1810 gives the total number of wedding medals finally struck – 85,000 in gold, silver, and bronze [70,000 of them 15 mm. in silver]. These were distributed to princes, ambassadors, persons of the emperor’s household, officials of the provinces and workers in the mint. The tiny 15 mm. pieces were thrown to the crowds in public places.”

Next, another medal or coin, ancient or modern, issued to celebrate a royal marriage.

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Akragas, Sicily

213-211 BC (Punic Occupation)
AR 1/4 Shekel (14mm, 2.11g)
O: Head of Triptolemus right, wreathed in corn.
R: Horse galloping right; Punic letters 'ht' below.
SNG Cop 379; HGC 2, 174; Burnett, Enna 151; de Luynes 3965; Weber 8540; Walker Group II, 1st Series
ex Tom Cederlind

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Denarius of Plautilla celebrating her ill-fated marriage to Caracalla - PROPAGO IMPERI, which roughly translates to "for the one who will be continuing the imperial line".

next, bronze of Caracalla...

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2 minutes ago, Phil Anthos said:

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Akragas, Sicily

213-211 BC (Punic Occupation)
AR 1/4 Shekel (14mm, 2.11g)
O: Head of Triptolemus right, wreathed in corn.
R: Horse galloping right; Punic letters 'ht' below.
SNG Cop 379; HGC 2, 174; Burnett, Enna 151; de Luynes 3965; Weber 8540; Walker Group II, 1st Series
ex Tom Cederlind

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sorry - 2 minutes too late!

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Julia Domna AR Denarius.
IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis, wearing polos on head, standing right, left foot on prow, holding Horus; behind, rudder. RIC 577, RSC 174, BMC 75

 

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Horus

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RI AR Den Julia Domna 200 CE Felicitas Isis Horus foot on prow rudder against altar behind RIC 577

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Egypt Faience Eye of Horus Amulet ca 1070-332 BCE 3rd Int to Late Per - Blue glaze double sided

 

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Nomos/Didrachm (6.77 g), ca. 300-275 BC. BC Head of a nymph with a hair band / androcephalic bull, above Nike with a wreath. HN Italy 579. Corroded and small cleaning scratches. Dark tint. s.sh./fssch. Ex Rauch 36 (1986), 14. Purchased from Rauch April 2024 E-Auction 43 lot 39

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How about three of 'em?!

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Julia Domna, AD 193-217.
Roman provincial Æ triassarion, 24 mm, 7.77 g.
Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis, AD 193-211.
Obv: IOVΛIA ΔO-MNA CEB, bare-headed and draped bust right.
Rev: MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN, three nymphs standing facing, wearing tunics over long, lightly billowing skirts and clasping hands, the two outer nymphs with heads turned inwards and each holding a jug in her free hand.
Refs: Varbanov 892 var (obv. legend); Staal 89.15 (plate 3, fig. 15, p. 157); BMC --; Moushmov --; SGI --; AMNG I (Pick) --; Lindgren --; Winsemann --
Note: Obverse and reverse die match to Staal plate coin (Gorny & Mosch Auction 108, lot 1421, April 3, 2001).

Next: More nymphs. 

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13 mm, 1,87 g.
Corinthia, Corinth. AR drachm. Circa 345-307 BC.
Pegasos flying left, wings curled, Koppa below. / Head of Aphrodite left, hair in a sakkos. ΠA monogram behind head.
BCD Corinth 162; SNG Fitzwilliam 3455-3456; SNG Cop. 136.

Next - Pegasos, but on a Greek coin, not Roman. 

 

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Diva Faustina II, 147-175 CE.
Roman provincial Æ 19.6 mm, 3.90 g, 7 h.
Pisidia, Antioch, c. 176 CE.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
Rev: COLONIAE ANTIOCHEAE, winged caduceus between crossed cornuacopiae.
Refs: RPC IV.3, 7371 (temporary; this coin pictured); Krzyżanowska 143, pl. 6, table 12.I.1.

Next: A plate coin in a printed book or the exemplar on an online reference. 

 

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Taras, Calabria

325-280 BC
AR Diobol (12mm, 1.14g)
O: Head of Athena right, wearing crested Attic helmet decorated with a hippocamp.
R: Herakles kneeling right, strangling the Nemean lion; EY above.
Vlasto 1302 (this coin); D'Andrea Diobols Series M (Herakleia); HN Italy 976
From the M.P Vlasto collection. ex MNS

Vlasto plate coin, #1302


This coin may in fact be an issue from Herakleia in Lucania.

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Thasos, Circa 412-404 BC. AR Trihemiobol (11 mm, 0.84 g). Bald satyr kneeling l., holding kantharos in his r. hand and resting his left on his hip; to l., grasshopper standing l./ Rev.ΘΑΣ-ΙΩΝ Large amphora with high handles; all within incuse square. 

Next: 5th century BC

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Athens, Attica

454-431 BC
AR Tetradrachm (24mm, 16.95g)
O: Head of Athena with archaic eye right, wearing Attic helmet decorated with palmette and olive leaves.
R: Owl standing right, head facing; olive sprig and cresent moon above, AΘE to right, all within incuse square.
SNG Cop 31; Kroll 8; Sear 2526
ex Steven Battelle

With her almond eye and Mona Lisa-like grin, along with her companion owl (Athene Noctua), these classic 5th century tetradrachms from Athens are truly THE iconic ancient coin.

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After 46 hours, it's safe to say nobody has a coin that old. Here's one from the 5th century CE.

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Leo I, 457-474 CE.
Roman Æ Half Centenionalis, 0.82 gm, 10 mm, 6 h.
Constantinople, 457-474 CE.
Obv: DN LEO, diademed and draped bust, right.
Rev: b E, Verina standing facing, holding globus cruciger and transverse scepter.
Refs: LRBC II 2272; RIC 714; Sear 21436; Vagi 3739; MIRB 30.

Next: globus cruciger. 

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Leo I. (457-474)
Au-Tremissis
Obv: D N LEO PE-RPET AVG, Bust of Leo I, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right
Rev: VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM: Victory, winged, draped, advancing front, head left, holding wreath in right hand and holding wreath and globus cruciger in left hand; star in right field
Av, 1.49g, 14.5mm
RIC X Leo I (East) 611, p.286, 611

 

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6 hours rule

A similar coin 

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15 mm, 1,48 g.
Byzantine Empire. Anastasius I 491-518. AV tremissis. Constantinople.
D N ANASTA-SIVS P P AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Anastasius I right / VICTORIA AVGVSTORVM / CONOB, Victory advancing to right, her head turned to left, holding wreath in her right hand and cross set on globe in her left; in field to right, star.
DOC 10a; Sear 8.

Next - a 5th century AD coin

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You don't like goats. 

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20,6 mm, 3,72 g.
Mn. Fonteius C.f. AR denarius. Rome. 85 BC.
MN·FONTEI – C·F Laureate head of Apollo Veiovis r.; below, thunderbolt and below chin, RA ligate / Cupid on goat r.; above, pileii. In exergue, thyrsus. All within laurel wreath.
Babelon Fonteia 9; Sydenham 724; RBW 1350; Crawford 353/1a.

Next - a RR denarius, between 100-50 BC. 

 

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