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Aemilian, Caracalla, Postumus, and Hercules


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Wonderful looking coins!...Aemilian is always a tough one to acquire and your example is really nice!

Here's my Herc...normal_gordhrec.jpg.dd6df31c22a115072232a96b30a80131.jpg

Gordian III AR Antoninianus 23mm/4.28gr Toned..
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate draped bust right / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right having just finished a clarinet solo, in front underwear that has been thrown from the ecstatic crowd.
Rome mint: AD 241-243 (9th, 10th, and 11th Issues, 4th Officina) RIC 95, RSC 404

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13 minutes ago, Spaniard said:

@LONGINUS...

Wonderful looking coins!...Aemilian is always a tough one to acquire and your example is really nice!

Here's my Herc...normal_gordhrec.jpg.dd6df31c22a115072232a96b30a80131.jpg

Gordian III AR Antoninianus 23mm/4.28gr Toned..
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate draped bust right / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Hercules standing right having just finished a clarinet solo, in front underwear that has been thrown from the ecstatic crowd.
Rome mint: AD 241-243 (9th, 10th, and 11th Issues, 4th Officina) RIC 95, RSC 404

The tragic lives of these folks is heart-wrenching. I’m learning the history of civilization through these coins.

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Hercules

For more on this coin and related coins, see: https://www.sullacoins.com/post/postumus-romano-gallic-emperor

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Roman Empire, Aureolus struck in the name of Postumus, Mediolanum (Milan), 267-268, Antoninianus

Obv: IMP C [POSTVM]VS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Rev: VIRTVS [EQVI]TVM, Hercules standing right, lion skin over left arm, leaning on club propped on rocks to right, S.

Ref: Cunetio 2497

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Here are two coins with Hercules in my collection.  🙂

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Pisidia, Selge Stater. 350-325 BC, AR 26.00 mm., 10.34 g.
Obv: Two wrestlers grappling, below, BA.
Rev: Hercules standing r., holding club overhead and lion's skin; in r. field, spear head and below, shield.
SNG France 1935

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Gallienus. Heracleopolis, Pontus. 266 AD. Ae
Obv: AΥT KAI ΠO ΛIK ΓAΛΛIHNOC,laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: CЄBACTO HΡAK [ЄT] ςΞC, Hercules running left, capturing the Cerynean Hind.
12.69g, 29.9mm

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RR Denarius Cornelius Sulla, married to Pompey's daughter. 56 BC, Rome. 3,7 g. Head of Hercules right with lion`s skin / Globe surrounded by four wreaths, aplustre on left and corn ear on right. Mediolanum 426/4b; Syd. 883 ; upper wreath is corona civica commemorating Pompey's triumph.

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RR Aes Grave , quadrans, C. 225 BC - Hercules with lion's skin / prow.

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One from Postumus, and 1 for Diocletianus

Postumus :

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IMP C POSTUMUS PF AVG

HER DEVSONIENSI

3.47 gr,  21.00 mm

RIC Va 64 ,  Trier ,  ca A.D. 260

 

Diocletianus :

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IMP C C VAL DIOVLETIANVS P F AVG

bust rad., cuir. r.

Antoninianus

HERCVLI CONSERVAT // SXXIT

Hercules stg. l., holding club, lion''s skin and bow

A.D. 290 , 4.02 gr ,  22.78 mm

RIC Vb 216

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Maximianus, Ruled 286-305 AD (First Reign)
AE Tetradrachm, Egypt, Alexandria
Struck Year 7, 291/292 AD

Obverse: ΜΑΞΙΜΙΑΝΟC CЄΒ, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: Hercules standing facing, head left, leaning on club with right hand, apples of the Hesperides in left hand, lion’s skin over left arm, date L-Z (year 7 = 291/292 AD) across fields, B in exergue (officina).
References: Emmett 4131, Milne 5027 var, Curtis 2086 var
Size: 19mm, 8.2g

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