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LInk: Licinius II.

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Licinius II, Caesar, AD 317-324.
Roman Æ follis, 3.36 g, 17.55 mm, 5 h.
Antioch, AD 317-318.
Obv: D N VAL LICIN LICINIVS NOB C, laureate bust, left, holding mappa in the right hand and globe and scepter in left.
Rev: IOVI CONSERVATORI CAESS, Jupiter standing left, holding Victory on globe; resting on scepter; at left, captive. SMANT in exergue, H in field, right.
Refs: RIC 29; RCV 15415.

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Constantine II. AE 3, Antioch AD 330-335, under Constantine I

OBV: CONSTANTIUS IVN NOBC

Laureate and cuirassed, right

REV: GLOR IAEXERC ITVS

Two soldiers, each with spear and shield, flanking two standards. Dots within both banners.

SMANS in exergue.

16.8mm, 2.72g.

Ric VII Antioch 87,s

Purchased from Castellet Classical Numismatics

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Link Gloria Exercitus

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15.35 mm 0.95 g
Delmatius, AE follis. Siscia. AD 335-337. FL DELMATIVS NOB C, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right / GLOR-IA EXERC-ITVS, two soldiers holding spears and shields with one standard between them with O
on banner. Mintmark: ASIS star. RIC VII Siscia 266; Sear 16895

 

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Flavius Claudius Constantinus II
Follis of the Roman Imperial Period 328/329 AD; Material: AE; Diameter: 18mm; Weight: 2.91g; Mint: Siscia; Reference: RIC VII Siscia 216; Obverse: Bust of Constantine II, laureate, draped, cuirassed, left. The Inscription reads: CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C for Constantinus Iulius Nobilis Caesar; Reverse: Camp gate with two turrets, without doors, with five or six stone layers; star above. The Inscription reads: PROVIDENTIAE CAESS STR for Providentiae Caesares (to the providence of the Caesars). Mintmark ESIS for 5th officina.
 
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Link: 18mm (used as an excuse for showing off a recent acquisition)

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Thrace, Elaios
Æ 6.86g, 18mm, 3h.
Late 3rd fourth-3rd centuries BCE
Prow of galley to right
EΛΑΙ within laurel wreath
SNG Copenhagen 889-90; HGC 3.2, 1456
Ex Roma

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Anonymous 215-212 BC. Rome

Sextans Æ

29 mm, 16,32 g

Head of Mercury right, wearing winged petasus; •• (mark of value) above / Prow of galley right; •• (mark of value) below. Crawford 41/9; Sydenham 107; BMCRR 72.

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Aiolis, Kyme
AE 14
Pseudo-autonomous. Time of Gallienus (253-268)
Obv.: Draped bust of Serapis right, wearing calathus.
Rev.: KYMA-I-ΩN dot, Prow right.
AE, 14 mm, 1.29g
Ref.: BMC p. 117, 125 var. (no dot)

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Postumus, Antoninianus, 260-269, Trier, , Billon 21MM
Obverse- Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
Reverse- Serapis standing left, raising hand & holding sceptre; prow at his feet to left SERAPI COMITI AVG
RIC-329 Trier mint (AD 267)

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Demetrios I Poliorketes
AE 18 mm, 5.20 g, 6 h
uncertain mint in Macedon or Greece (?)
circa 300 BCE
Prow to left. Rev. ΔΗΜ / ΒΑΣΙ Demetrios on horseback galloping left, hurling spear; to left, forepart of a lion right.
HGC 3, 1024. Newell 179 and pl. XVII, 18. SNG Alpha Bank -. SNG München -.
Ex Leu

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Here is a theme that wasn't posted for a while - you won't guess it, a prow!

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City Commemoratives AD 330-354. Siscia

Follis Æ

17 mm, 2,31 g

RIC VII Siscia 224

Obv: CONSTAN-TINOPOLIS, bust of Constantinopolis, laureate, helmeted, wearing imperial cloak, left, holding reversed spear in right hand / Rev: Victory, winged, draped, standing left on prow, holding spear in right hand and shield in left hand. Mintmark BSIS

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Constantius II AE reduced. Rome AD 352-355, under Constantivs II.
OBV: DN CONSTAN – TIVS PF AVG
Laurel and rosette-diademed, draped and cuirassed, right. B behind bust.
REV: FEL TEMP RE – PARATIO
Soldier, helmeted, draped and cuirassed advancing left and spearing fallen horseman with right hand and wearing shield on left arm. Shield on ground to right of horseman wearing pointed cap, falling forward clutching horse’s neck.
Gamma in left field, R wreath Z in exergue.
22mm, 5.21g
Ric VIII Rome 257.
Purchased from Castellet Classical Numimatics

 

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Constantius II. 337-361 AD. AE Nummus (1.57 gm, 16mm). Antioch mint. Struck 347-348 AD.
Obv.: D N CONSTAN TIVS P F AVG, diademed head right.
Rev.: VOT / XX / MVLT / XXX, in laurel wreath below, SMANBT. RIC#113.

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Link: Mother of Constantius II

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Fausta (wife of Constantine I)
Antioch, 325-326 CE
BI Nummus 3.38g, 21mm, 11h.
FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG, draped bust to right
SPES REIPVBLICAE, Salus standing facing, looking to left, veiled, with two children in her arms; SMANTЄ in exergue
RIC VII 69
Ex Roma

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Two links:

  1. Funky floral pattern
  2. Shared the name with a Harry Potter character

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Argolis, Hermione
Circa 360-310 BCE
14.46mm 2.26g
Obverse: Head of Demeter Chthonia left
Reverse: Torch flanked by E-P, all within wreath
BCD Peloponnesos 1297
Ex BCD Collection (not in LHS sale)
Ex CNG
Ex Marc Breitsprecher

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Nero, with Poppaea Sabina
Drachm of the Roman Imperial Period 62/63 AD; Material: Silver; Diameter: 16mm; Weight: 3.70g; Mint: Antiochia ad Orontem, Syria; Reference: Prieur 88, RPC I 4187, McAlee 280; Provenance: Ex CNG Classical Numismatic Group 112 (11 September 2019), Lot 427; Obverse: Laureate head of Nero right. The Inscription reads: ΝΕΡΩΝ ΚΑΙΣ[ΑΡ] ΣΕΒ ΑΣΤΟΣ for Neron Kaisaros Sebastos (Nero Caesar Augustus); Reverse: Draped bust of Poppaea right. The Inscription reads: ΠΟΠΠΑΙΑ ΝΕΡΩ[ΝΟ]Σ ΣΕΒΑΣΤΟY for Poppaia Neronos Sebastou (Poppaea Nero Augusta).
 
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Link: Title character in an opera (Claudio Monteverdi's L'incoronazione di Poppea). Here's Titus, as in Mozart's La clemenza di Tito.

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Titus as Caesar, AD 69-79.
Roman AR Denarius, 3.27 g, 18.5 mm, 6 h.
Rome, AD 76.
Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESPASIAN, laureate head right.
Rev: COS V, Eagle standing front on garlanded altar, thunderbolt in claws, wings open, head left.
Refs: RIC.191a; RIC2.861; BMCRE 191; CBN 166; RSC.59a; RCV 2438.

 

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Link: Titus as Caesar. Hoping Fortune shines on everyone during this day of Thanksgiving.

Titus, as Caesar, AD 69-79. AV Aureus (20mm, 7.11g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 74. Obv: T CAESAR IMP VESP; Laureate head to right. Rev: PONTIF TR POT; Fortuna standing to left on cippus, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Ref: RIC II.1 696 (Vespasian); BMCRE 153 (Vespasian); Calicó 751. Very Fine; well-centered. From a private European collection. Ex Roma ESale 95 (13 Apr 2022), Lot 946.

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Difficult to post after such a coin, but better let the game flow.

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Domitian AD 81-96. Rome. As Æ
27 mm, 10,73 g
RIC II, Part 1 (second edition) Domitian 707
Old RIC 394
AD 90 - AD 91
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P
Bust of Domitian, laureate, right
FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S C
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae

 

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Marcus Aurelius
AR Denar
Obv.: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM, laureate bust right
Rev.: TR P XXX IM-P VIII COS III/ Roma standing left, holding Victory and spear
Ag, 3.19g, 17.4x19mm
Ref.: RIC III 352, BMCRE 669, RSC 929a.

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Marcus Aurelius. AD 161-180. Æ Sestertius. Rome mint. Struck AD 171...(32mm, 24.68 g)
Obv. Laureate, draped head right, IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXV
Rev. Fides standing left, holding Victory and standard, FIDES EXERCITVVM COS III SC
RIC III 997......Double die match to the only example in the British Museum Collection..

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Gallienus AD 253-268. Antioch
Billon Antoninianus 21 mm, 4,16 g

AD 267. GALLIENVS AVG, bust of Gallienus, radiate, cuirassed, right / FIDES AVG, Mercury, nude except for cloak draped over left arm, standing left, holding purse in right hand and caduceus in left hand. Exergue: PXV. RIC V Gallienus 607; MIR 1667k; RSC 219

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Link:- Mercury

Numerian - Antoninianus
Obv:– IMP NVMERIANVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– PIETAS AVGG, Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus
Minted in Rome (//KAD). A.D. 283 - A.D. 284
Reference:– RIC 416 (C).

4.13g, 21.99mm, 180o

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