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B for Basin

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Augustus
Pergamon, Mysia
Ae 20
Obv: [ΣEBAΣTOI] KAIΣAΡI BOYΛAIΩI, Bare head right.
Rev: A ΦOΥ[ΡIOΣ IEΡEΥΣ ΓΥMN]AΣIAΡΧΩN ΠEΡΓAMHNΩN, Basin.
AE, 3.97g, 19.9mm
Ref.: RPC I 2360

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B for  BAΣIΛEΩΣ

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Ptolemy VI Philometor. First reign, 180-164 BC
Æ Tetrobol, Alexandreia mint
Struck under Cleopatra I Thea as regent, 180-176 BC.
Av: Head of Cleopatra I as Isis
Rv: ΠTOΛEMAIOΥ BAΣIΛEΩΣ / Eagle standing left on thunderbolt with wings displayed; monogram to left.
Svoronos 1384; Weiser 147; SNG Copenhagen 286.

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B for Bonus Eventus

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L. Scribonius Libo
Denarius, 62 BC, Rome
Obv.: BON EVENT LIBO, Head of Bonus Eventus right
Rev.: PVTEAL SCRIBON, Puteal Scribonianum (Scribonian well), decorated with garland and two lyres, anvil at base.
Ag, 18x19 mm, 3.93 g
Ref.: Cr. 416/1c; Syd. 928

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B for Bruttia Crispina

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Bruttia Crispina
Augusta AD 178-182
AR Denarius
Obv.: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev.: CERES Ceres standing left, holding corn ears and torch
Ag, 2.84g, 16.8x18mm
Ref.: RIC 276, BMC Commodus 33, Kamp. 42.5, CRE 280 [S]

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B is for Basel:

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Bishopric of Basel, probably under Heinrich I. von Horburg, “vierzipfliger Pfennig”, ca. 1180–1190 AD. Obv: thick cross with annulets in quadrants. Rev: wheel with six spokes (or: star/flower in circle). 17mm, 0.37g. Ref: HMZ - (see 1-203, uniface issue); Wielandt 49; Slg. Wüthrich 5; Lanz 29, no. 240 (Barbarossa-Fund).

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Prince-Bishopric of Basel, under Johann II. Senn von Münsingen, Angster ("vierzipfliger Pfennig"), 1335–1365 AD. Obv: head of a bishop wearing mitre (three pellets at each side) left, between B-A, ring above. Rev: negative design (bracteate). 17–20mm, 0.33g. Ref: Wielandt: Basler Münzprägung (1971), no. 117; HMZ 255; Catalogue Wüthrich, no 31; Berger: Brakteaten (1993/6), no. 2415–1416.

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Basel, City and Canton, AR "Rappen," 17th c. Obv: crosier ("Baselstab") in shield with three v-shaped ornaments; all in dotted border. Rev: negative design (bracteate). 17.5 mm, 0.27g. Ref: HMZ 2–89a.

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Constans, 337-350 AD. AE Follis (1.70 gm, 15mm). Antioch mint. Struck 337-347 AD.
Obv.: CONSTANS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: GLORIA EXERCITVS / SMANI, two soldiers standing facing each other, each holding inverted spear in his outer hand and placing his inner on shield set on ground; between them, signum. RIC 47. gVF.

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Constantine VII and Cute.

Constantine VII, Porphyrogenites, with Zoe, AD 913-959. Æ Follis (25mm, 6.39g, 6h). Constantinople mint. Struck AD 914-919. Obv: + COҺSTAҺT CЄ ZOH Ь; Crowned facing busts of Constantine, beardless and wearing loros, and Zoe, draped, each wearing crown topped with cross, holding patriarchal cross between them; Zoe’s crown with pendilia. Rev: + COҺS / TAҺTIҺO / CЄ ZOH ЬA / SILIS RO / MЄOҺ; in five lines across fields. Ref: DOC III 22; SB 1758. Good Very Fine, dark green patina, minor striking weakness at edges. Ex N Naumann Auction 85 2 Jan 2020), Lot 705. 

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 CYRRHESTICA. Cyrrhus. Philip II (247-249). Ae.

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Obv: AVTOK K M IOVΛI ΦΙΛΙΠΠOC CЄB.

Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: ΔIOC KATЄBATOV / KVPHCTΩN.

Hexastyle temple, containing Zeus Kataibates seated facing, holding thunderbolt and sceptre, eagle to left; above, ram leaping right.

 

RPC 7844; Butcher 21c.

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C for Caracalla

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Caracalla
Denar
Rome mint, 200 A.D.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, Draped and cuirrased bust right
Rev.: PONTIF TRP III. Sol standing facing, head left, holding globe and spear
Ag, 3.3 g, 18.5 mm
Ref.: RIC 30a

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