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Marcus Aurelius AD 161-180
AR Denarius
Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM. Head of Marcus Aurelius, laureate, right / Rev: TR P XXX IMP VIII COS III. Mars, helmeted, naked except for cloak flying behind, advancing right, holding transverse spear in right hand and trophy, sloped over left shoulder, in left hand
Ref: RIC 349

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Link: Ares == Mars


Pamphylia, Sillyon
18.72mm, 4.57g 4th Century BCE
Obverse: Bearded and helmeted head of Ares right
Reverse: Male figure standing left with right hand raised, chlamys draped over left forearm; H and uncertain symbol in left field
SNG von Aulock 4866
Ex Marc Breitsprecher

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Commonwealth Sixpence, 1660

Tower. Silver, 2.98g. Arms of England surrounded by a wreath, anchor mintmark above; · THE · COMMONWEALTH · OF · ENGLAND. Arms of England and Ireland, topped with mark of value in Roman numerals; · GOD · WITH · VS · 1660 · VI · (S 3220). Ex Samuel Birchall of Leeds (1761-1814), author of A Descriptive List of the Provincial Copper Coins or Tokens issued between the Years 1786 and 1796, arranged Alphabetically.

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Link - Salus feeding snake (seated on this coin)


Commodus AD 180-192. Rome
Denarius AR
17 mm, 3,31 g
RIC III Commodus 169
Date Range: AD 187 - AD 188
Type: Head of Commodus, laureate, right
Reverse Legend: P M TR P XIII IMP VIII COS V P P
Type: Salus, draped, seated left on low seat, feeding from patera in right hand snake coiled round altar




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Mysia, Pergamon
AE16, 282 - 263 B.C.
Pergamene Kingdom, Philetairos
Obv: Helmeted head of Athena right.
Rev: ΦΙΛΕΤΑΙΡΟΥ, Asklepios seated left, feeding snake out of patera.
AE, 3.01g, 15.7mm
Ref.: SNG France 1643-9; SNG von Aulock 1363.
Ex Bankhaus Aufhäuser 1989
Ex Dr. P. Vogl collection

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Caracalla. 198-217 AD. AR Denarius (2.82 gm, 19mm). Laodicea mint. Struck 200/1 AD.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: SAL GEN HVM, Salus standing left, holding serpent-entwined scepter, and raising kneeling figure personifying the human race. RIC #350; BMC 701; RSC 558a. gVF.

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Julia Domna, AD 193-217.
Roman AR denarius, 3.45 g, 19.3 mm, 6h.
Eastern mint (formerly attributed to Laodicea), AD 196-202 (or later).
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust, right.
Rev: PIETAS PVBLICA, Pietas, veiled and draped, standing left, both hands raised in prayer; at her feet, garlanded and lighted altar.
Refs: RIC 643; BMCRE 612; Cohen 156; RCV --; CRE 381; ERIC II 121.
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Plautilla AR Denarius. 20mm/2.66gr minted 204 AD

Obverse-PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right

Reverse- VENVSVICTRIX, Venus standing left holding apple (pomegranite) & palm, leaning on shield,winged Cupid at her feet holding apple or pomegranite or helmet?

RIC# 369

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Link => Cornucopia


EGYPT, Alexandria. Antoninus Pius Æ Drachm

AD 138-161

Dated RY 7 (AD 143/4)

Diameter: 34 mm

Weight: 23.02 grams

Obverse: Laureate head right

Reverse: Nilus reclining left, holding reed and cornucopia from which emerges a Genius; crocodile below; L Z (date) to left, Iς above

Reference: Köln 1449; Dattari (Savio) 2747; K&G 35.217

Other: 12h … VF, attractive blue-green patina, edge split

Ex-stevex6 … Ex Greenpoint Collection (acquired from Ralph DeMarco)

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I'll 'call your Antoninus Pius ' and raise ya an Annona........Oops wrong game 😉


Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AE As (9.86 gm, 25.5mm). Rome mint. Struck 140-144 AD.
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PI VS PP TRP COS III, laureate head right.
Reverse: ANNONA AVG, S-C, Annona standing right, holding grain ears over modius in right hand, cornucopia in left; at feet to right, prow right.
RIC III 675. VF.

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=> Grain ears, baby!!


Gordian III, Cappadocia, Caesarea-Eusebia AE21

238-244 AD

Dated RY 4 (AD 240/1)

Diameter: AE21

Weight: 8.24 g

Obverse: AV K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC, laureate head right

Reverse: MHT PO KAI B N, calathus containing five grain ears

Reference: Sydenham, Caesarea; SNG Hunterian; SNG von Aulock; SNG Righetti; Lindgren & Kovacs; Lindgren III; MPR II


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