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Camarina 

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Camarina Tetradrachm circa 415-400, AR 16.12 g. Fast quadriga driven l. by charioteer, holding reins; above, Nike flying r. to crown him. In exergue, heron flying l. Rev. KAMAPINAI – ON retrograde Bearded head of Heracles l., wearing lion's skin headdress. Westermark, Kamarina 138.15 (dieses Exemplar); BMC 9. HGC 520; Gulbenkian 172, SNG Lloyd 864 (dieses Exemplar).

 

Croton and Crab

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Croton. Nomos circa 530-500, AR 7.63 g. Tripod, legs ending in lion paws, with three handles and two snake heads emerging from the bowl and two others from outer legs of the tripod; in r. field, crab. Rev. Same type incuse. McClean 1647. Historia Numorum Italy 2078.

 

Caulonia 

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Bruttium, Caulonia.
Drachm or 1/3 stater c. 500-480, AR 17mm, 2.39 g. KVΛ Apollo, diademed, walking r., holding laurel branch in upraised r. hand and small running daimon, holding long branch on outstretched l. arm; in r. field, stag r. on platform, with head reverted. Rev. The same type incuse. SNG ANS 163. Historia Numorum Italy 2039.

 

 

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C for Claudius

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Claudius
Pergamon, Mysia, AD 41-54
Ae 18
Obv.: KΛΑΥΔΙΟΝ ΚΑΙCΑΡΑ CEBACTON, Bare head right.
Rev.: CEBACTON / PERΓΑΜΕΝΟΙ, Statue of Augustus, holding spear, within tetrastyle temple.
AE, 6.01 g, 18 mm
Ref.: RPC 2370

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C for Commodus

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Commodus
Denar, Rome
Obv.: COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM, draped bust right from behind
Rev.: PRINC IVVENT, Commodus standing, head left, holding branch, reversed spear in left, trophy with shield.
Ag, 3.21g, 18x19mm
Ref.: RIC III M. Aurelius 616, RSC 609, Kamp. 41.14.

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C for Claudius Gothicus

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Claudius II Gothicus
AR-Antoninian, 268-270 AD, Antioch
Obv.: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG Bust radiate, draped, cuirassed right
Rev.: DIANAE - VICTR Diana standing r. holding bow and drawing arrow from quiver, before her stag standing r. and looking back at her, H = officina 8 in exergue.
Ag, 21mm, 4.24g, 12h
Ref.. RIC 205

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Cockerel

SICILY. Himera. Circa 530-483/2 BC. Drachm (Silver, 22 mm, 5.84 g). Rooster ahem Cockerel walking left. Rev. Incuse square with mill-sail pattern; all within segmented linear border. HGC 2, 421. Kraay Group III, - (O43/R37).

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Crab

SICILY. AKRAGAS. Ca. 500-470 BC.

Having some trouble  pasting the obscure script but of slight note  AKRA-ΓΑΣ is written in the archaic, epichoric script. Coins of "Agrigentum" have the specialty of having the name of the city in nominative sometimes. Obscure fact of the day from me...

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NOTE to SOLI types (Sol standing, holding globe or whip): Sol's stance can differ slightly from engraver to engraver and from mint to mint. Sometimes he is standing front, with one leg or knee slightly left or slightly right. These variations appear to be at the whim of the engraver and do not constitute unpublished types.

Constantine I. AE 3 half nummus, Trier AD 310-311, under Constantine I

OBV: CONSTANTIVS AVG

Laureate and cuirassed, right.

REV: SOLIIN VICTO

Sol facing forward looking right, raising right hand and holding globe in left.

PTR in exergue

21.1mm, 2.98g

Riv VI Treveri 899

Puchased from Castellet Classical Numismatics

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Ric number corrected
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C is for Cassius

Ar Denarius of  L. Cassius Longinus Obv Head of Libertas right Rv Priestly implements Crawford 500/3 CRI 221 3.57 grms 20 mm Photo by W Hansen500-c.jpg.e05608e47d2d2cbb299a944e07158364.jpgThe situation with the Liberators is rather unusual. Cassius was clearly the more experienced  of the two leaders however it is Brutus that appears to be the most active that is at least in the production of coinage.   

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C is for Cyprus:

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Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus, under Henry II, AR gros grand (second series 1b), 1285-1324 AD (probably struck after 1310 AD),  Famagusta (?) mint. Obv: + hЄnRI RЄI DЄ (triple pellet stops), Henry seated facing on throne decorated with lions, holding lis-tipped scepter and orb. Rev: + IЄRuSAL'M Є DЄ ChIPR; Jersualem cross. 26.5mm, 4.50g. Ref: Metcalf; The Gros grand and the Gros petit of Henry II of Cyprus, part 2 (1983), no. 279–280; CCS 52.

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Lusignan Kingdom of Cyprus, under Janus, AE sezin, 1398–1432 AD. Obv: + IA[nU]S . R[OI D]Є . , lion of Cyprus rampant l., pellet to l. of lion.  Rev: [+ IЄR]LM [Є D]Є C[IP]; cross of Jerusalem. 20mm, 1.45g. Ref: CCS 124b.

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11 minutes ago, Victor_Clark said:

 

Trier 900 is laureate, draped and cuirassed and seen from rear; while yours is laureate and cuirassed-- so Trier 899

Thankyou. The dealer had no attributions for the 3 coins I purchased. Thought I had that one. I have ammended my records.

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C....Caracalla.

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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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Constantine II AE3 Antioch

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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 banners. Dots above and within both banners.

SMANS in exergue.

16.8mm, 2.72g.

Ric VII Antioch 87,s

Purchased from Castellet Classical Numismatics

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C for Concordia

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Faustina II
AR-Denar, Rome
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG PII FIL, draped bust right, unbroken legend
Rev.: CONCO-RDIA, Concordia standing, head right, holding cornucopia and raising skirt with her right hand
Ag, 17.5mm, 3.08g
Ref.: RIC III 500b6, RSC 44, CRE 163 [S]

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C for CONSECRATIO

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Faustina II
AR-Denar
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right
Rev.: CONSECRATIO, Altar enclosure with door in front and horns above
Ag, 2.77g, 19mm
Ref.: RIC III 746, CRE 158 [C]

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Constantius II

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Constantius II AE reduced. Rome AD 352-355, under Constantivs II.

OBV: DN CONSTAN – TIVS PF AVG

Pearl-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 256.

Purchased from Castellet Classical Numimatics

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