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Aelia Flaccilla, AD 379-386.
Roman AE Maiorina (AE 2), 4.78 gm, 21.55 mm, 6 h.
Antioch, AD 383-386.
Obv: AEL FLACCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust, right.
Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated r., inscribing chi-rho onto shield set on cippus. T in field r, ANTЄ in exergue.
Refs: RIC 61.3; Sear 20616; Cohen 4; c.f. LRBC II 2747.

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Arcadius AE2, Antioch mint, 383-408 C.E.

23mm 5.7 grams

Obv: Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed but of emperor right DN ARCADIVS P F AVG

Rev: Emperor holding labarum emblazoned with the Chi-Rho, globe in right hand GLORIA ROMANORVM

RIC IV Antioch 68f




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5 hours ago, Ancient Coin Hunter said:



Lucius Aurelius Commodus Caesar Augusti Filius
Reign: Marcus Aurelius; Mint: Antiochia ad Pisidiam, Pisidia; Date: 166/177 AD
Nominal: Bronze; Material: AE; Diameter: 17.6mm; Weight: 2.78g

Reference: RPC IV.3 10413 (this coin)
Reference: SNG von Aulock 4923 var. (obv. legend)
RPC Online: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/10413
Rare: Specimens 3 (0 in the core collections)
Provenance: Bucephalus Numismatic Baar, Switzerland (Auction 16, Lot 807)

Obverse: Bare-headed bust of Commodus (short beard) wearing cuirass and paludamentum, right
Inscription: [LIEPCE?] COM CAES
Translation: Commodus Caesar

Reverse: Eagle standing, facing, head, left, spreading wings
Inscription: ANTIOCH COLON
Translation: Antiochia Colonia



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Lydia, Thyateira
Pseudo-autonomous issue, AD 200-270
Obv.: BOPEITHNH, bust of Artemis Boreitene left, with quiver over shoulder, seen from behind
Rev.: ΘΥATEΙPHNΩN, eagle standing facing, head left, with open wings
AE, 4.20g, 20.4mm
Ref.: SNG Munich 595; SNG Copenhagen 578; SNG von Aulock 3213; BMC 22

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Lydia, Thyateira


Imperator Caesar Marcus Aurelius Commodus Antoninus Augustus
Reign: Pseudo-autonomous; time of Commodus
Mint: Thyatira, Lydia; Date: 184/192 AD
Nominal: Bronze; Material: AE; Diameter: 14.73mm; Weight: 2.08g

Reference: RPC IV.2 17366
Reference: Hochard 2672
Reference: SNG München 578
Reference: SNG Turkey İzmir 667
RPC Online: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/17366
Rare: Specimens 3 (2 in the core collections)
Provenance: Concordia Numismatik Tumeltsham, Austria (Auction 4, Lot 1322)

Obverse: Bust of Heracles (head assimilated to portrait of bearded Commodus?) wearing lion skin around neck, right
Inscription: –
Translation: –

Reverse: Lion advancing, right
Inscription: ΘVΑΤƐΙΡΗΝΩΝ
Translation: Tuateirenon
Translation: City of Thyatira



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Lysimachos, Kingdom of Thrace, AE 20mm, 5.20 gr. Generous flan. Lysimachia mint. 305-281 BC. Helmeted head of Athena right / BAΣIΛEΩΣ ΛYΣIMAXOY, above and beneath lion leaping right, spearhead and M on O monogram below. Mueller 74.


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Julia Domna, Phyrgia, Prymnessus., AE Diassarion (23 mm, 6.84 g). ΙΟΥΛΙΑ CЄΒΑCTH Draped bust of Julia Domna to right./ Rev. ΠΡΥΜΝΗCCЄΩΝ Kybele seated left, holding patera in her right hand and leaning left on tympanon; at feet to left, lion. 

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Septimius Severus AR Denarius, Rome 207 AD. 20mm, 3.31gr.
RIC 207, RSC 493, BMC 531
SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P XV COS III P P, Africa standing right, holding out folds of drapery containing fruits, lion at feet walking right.


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Faustina II, AD 147-175.
Roman provincial Æ 17.4 mm, 4.39 g, 6 h.
Phrygia, Docimeum, c. AD 150-155.
Obv: ΦΑVСΤЄΙΝΑ СЄΒΑС, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
Rev: ΔΟΚΙ-ΜЄΩΝ, cultus-statue of Cybele standing facing, flanked by lions.
Refs: RPC IV.2 1976 (temp); BMC 25.192, 23; SNG Copenhagen 358; SNG von Aulock 3550.

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22 minutes ago, Roman Collector said:



Ceretapa or Keretapa, also called Diocaesarea or Diocaesareia or Diokaisareia, was a Graeco-Roman town of Phrygia Pacatiana. It minted coins bearing the demonym Κερεταπεύς. The coins also show that there was near it a river or fountain Aulindenus. It was a bishopric with Silvanus representing the city at the Council of Ephesus, 431 AD. No longer the seat a residential bishop, it remains a titular see of the Roman Catholic Church. Its site is tentatively located near Kayadibi in Asiatic Turkey. Coinages from Ceretapa Diocaesarea belong to the rather rare coins. The issue of coins seems to have begun under Antoninus Pius. Then further under Marcus Aurelius, Commodus, as well as a type under Caracalla. I am not aware of any further coins under subsequent emperors. Hercules seems to have been a popular motif on the reverse, initially (under Antoninus Pius) as a pair with Zeus, then later – as here on the coin – the god-father Zeus is replaced by the emperor Marcus Aurelius. Under Caracalla, an issue with Dionysus on the reverse appeared out of sequence.

Imperator Caesar Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus Augustus
Reign: Marcus Aurelius; Mint: Ceretapa Diocaesarea, Phrygia
Date: probably 176/177 AD, otherwise 176/179 AD
Nominal: Bronze; Material: AE; Diameter: 35mm; Weight: 26.46g

Reference: RPC IV.2 1836 (#6 this coin)
RPC Online: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/coins/4/1836
Rare: Specimens 6 (2 in the core collections)

Obverse: Bare-headed bust of Commodus (youthful) wearing paludamentum, right, seen from front
Translation: Autokrator Kaisaros Lucios Aurelios Kommodos
Translation: Imperator Caesar Lucius Aurelius Commodus

Reverse: To left, Zeus (emperor Marcus Aurelius) standing, right, wearing toga, holding scroll; to right, nude Heracles (youthful) standing, left, wearing lion-scalp, resting arm on club, holding lion skin; both clasping hands
Translation: Keretapeon Diokaisareon
Translation: City of Ceretapa Diocaesarea



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Pergamon, Mysia, 175–177
Obv.: Λ ΑΥΡ ΑΙΛ ΚΟΜΜΟΔΟΣ, head of Commodus
Rev.: ΠΕΡΓΑΜΗΝΩΝ, shrine enclosing statue of Telesphorus
Ae, 21mm, 3.83g
Ref.: BMC 302 (same dies), Weisser 1080

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Elagabalus, AD 218-222.
Roman provincial Æ assarion, 2.36 g, 16.1 mm, 12 h.
Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis, AD 218-222.
Obv: ΑVΤ Κ Μ ΑVΡ ΑΝΤΩΝΙΝΟC, laureate head, right.
Rev: ΜΑΡΚΙΑΝΟΠΟΛΙΤΩΝ, Telesphoros standing facing, wearing hooded cloak.
Refs: AMNG I 910; Varbanov 1421-22; Moushmov 652; SNG Budapest 191.

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1 hour ago, Roman Collector said:



Marcus Antonius Gordianus III with Furia Sabinia Tranquillina
Under the legatus consularis Prosius Tertullianus
Bronze of the Roman Imperial Period 238/244 AD
Material: AE; Diameter: 27.5mm; Weight: 14.18g
Mint: Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior
Reference: Varbanov 2038, RPC VII.2 Online 1436, AMNG 1176
Obverse: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed, bust of Gordian right vis-à-vis draped bust of Tranquillina, wearing stephane left. The Inscription reads: AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ CE TPANKVΛΛEINA for Autokrator Kaisaros Marcos Antonios Gordianos Augustos Sebaste Trankuillina (Imperator Caesar Marcus Antonius Gordianus Augustus, Augusta Tranquillina).
Reverse: Athena standing left, holding owl and inverted spear, shield at her side; E (mark of value) to left. The Inscription reads: VΠ TEPTVΛΛIANOV MAPKIANOΠOΛΙTΩN for Hypateon Tertullianou Markianopoliteon (The legate Tertullianus from Marcianopolis).
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Caracalla, Moesia, Marcianopolis, (AE, 26.5mm., 10.33g). Laureate, draped and cuirassed busts of Caracalla and Geta facing each another/ Rev. Homonoia standing l., wearing kalathos, holding patera and cornucopia;in l. field, Є.

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Constantius Chlorus (as Caesar)
Tetradrachm, Egypt, Alexandria
Obv.: ΦΛA KωNCTANTIOC K, laureate bust right
Rev.: Homonoia standing left, raising arm and holding cornucopia, L - Γ = year 3 (294/295)
Billon, 7.73g, 19mm
Ref.: Kampmann/Ganschow 121.24, Dattari 6070

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Constantius I 'Chlorus' (as Caesar)

293-305 AD
AE Antoninianus (pre-reform) (21mm, 2.74g)
O: Radiate and draped bust right; FL VAL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES.
R: Constantius standing right, receiving Victory on globe from Jupiter standing left; HA in field beneath, CONCORDIA MILITVM.
RIC 672 / Cohen 20 / Sear 3665
ex Jack H. Beymer

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19 hours ago, Phil Anthos said:



Flavius Iulius Constantius
Reign: Constantius II; Mint: Sirmium, Pannonia secunda; Date: 355/361 AD
Nominal: Siliqua; Material: Silver; Diameter: 20mm; Weight: 4.33g
Reference: RIC VIII Sirmium 66; OCRE Online: https://numismatics.org/ocre/id/ric.8.sir.66
Obverse: Bust of Constantius II, pearl-diademed, draped, cuirassed, right
Translation: Dominus Noster Constantius Pius Felix Augustus
Translation: Our Lord Constantius, Pius Felix Augustus
Reverse: Inscription in wreath; Mintmark (SIRM - Sirmium) in exergue
Translation: Votis triginta, Multis quadraginta
Translation: Vows for 30 years of rule; vows in the hope of 40 years
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Fausta, 324-326 CE.
Roman billon centenionalis, 2.65 g, 20.2 mm, 6 h.
Sirmium, 324-25 CE.
Obv: FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
Rev: SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Fausta standing facing, head left, holding two children in her arms; SIRM in exergue.
Refs: RIC vii, p. 475, 55; LRBC I 810; Cohen 7; RCV 16549.

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Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, known as Elagabal
Reign: Elagabalus; Mint: Rome; Date: 219/220 AD
Nominal: Denarius; Material: Silver; Diameter: 19mm; Weight: 3.03g
Reference: BMC 162; Reference: Cohen 264; Reference: RIC IV Elagabalus 141
Obverse: Bust of Elagabalus, laureate, draped, right
Translation: Imperator Antoninus Augustus
Reverse: Salus, draped, standing left, feeding out of patera in right hand snake coiled round altar and holding rudder set on globe in left hand
Inscription: SALVS AVGVSTI
Translation: Salus Augusti
Translation: Health of the emperor
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Faustina II
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: SALVS, Salus standing left, feeding snake twined round altar, holding scepter
Ag, 3.18g
Ref.: RIC III 715 var.,  CRE 216

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Victorinus, Antoninianus, 269-270 AD, BI (22 mm, 3.90 g.), Radiate and cuirassed bust r./Rev. PIETAS AVG Pietas, veiled, standing l. sacrificing out of patera over altar at her feet. RIC 57

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Gaius Vibius Trebonianus Gallus. AE Sestertius, Rome, AD 251-252

IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / PIETAS AVGG, S-C, Pietas standing facing before lit altar, raising both hands.
RIC 117a; Cohen 86; Sear 9676.
23.15g. 28x31mm



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13 hours ago, expat said:

Trebonianus Gallus


Gaius Vibius Trebonianus Gallus; Antoninianus of the Roman Imperial Period 251/253 AD; Material: Silver; Diameter: 21mm; Weight: 3.81g; Mint: Rome; Reference: RIC IV Trebonianus Gallus 46A; Obverse: Bust of Trebonianus Gallus, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right. The Inscription reads: IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG for Imperator Caesar Caius Vibius Trebonianus Gallus Augustus; Reverse: Salus, draped, standing left, feeding out of patera in right hand snake coiled around altar and holding sceptre in left hand. The Inscription reads: SALVS AVGG for Salus Duorum Augustorum (Health of the two Augusti).
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Links: Salus and snake (technically, on different sides of this coin):

Roman Republic, Manius Acilius Glabrio, AR Denarius, 50 BCE (Harlan and BMCRR) or 49 BCE (Crawford), Rome Mint. Obv. Laureate head of Salus right, wearing necklace and earring, with hair collected behind in knot ornamented with jewels, SALVTIS upwards behind head / Rev. Valetudo [an alternate manifestation of Salus]* [Harlan says portrayal is of a statue of Valetudo] standing left, holding snake with right hand and resting left arm on column, MN•ACILIVS [downwards on right] III•VIR•VALETV [upwards on left] [MN and TV monogrammed].  RSC I Acilia 8, Crawford 442/1a, Sydenham 922, Sear RCV I 412 (ill.), Harlan, RRM II Ch. 30 at pp. 229-238, BMCRR Rome 3945. 17.5 mm., 3.98 g.  


* Valetudo was essentially another manifestation of Salus (portrayed on the obverse), the goddess of health and well-being -- a concept sometimes “extended to include not only physical health but also the general welfare of the Roman people, the army and the state.” John Melville Jones, Dictionary of Ancient Roman Coins (London, 1990) at p. 276.  This is the only Roman coin to depict a personification of Valetudo. See id. at p. 314. [Remainder of footnote omitted.]

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MAXIMINUS I Thrax (late portrait) AR Denarius. 2.56g/22mm. 235-236 AD Rome.
RIC 14, RSC 85a, BMC 99, Sear5 #8316, Cohen 85
IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus seated left, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar. Weak reverse strike.



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