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Procopius, AD 365-366
Roman Æ centenionalis, 2.70 g, 20mm.
Constantinople, AD 365-366.
Obv: D N PROCO-PIVS P F AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust left.
Rev: REPARATI-O FEL TEMP, Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum in right hand, left resting on shield set on the ground; Chi-rho in upper right field and unidentified object in left at foot; CONSЄ• in exergue.
Refs: RIC ix 17a.7; Cohen 8; RCV 19883.

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Thrace, Byzantion. Æ26. Matrikontos, magistrate.

Obv: Veiled and wreathed head of Demeter right.
Rev: BYZANTIΩΝ / ΕΠΙ / MATPIKONTOΣ . Cornucopia between legend.
Countermarks: Grapes and Dolphin.
Circa 3rd-2nd century BC



Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Septimius Severus AE16. Hera

Obv: AΥ KAI ΣHΥHΡOΣ / Laureate head of Septimus r.
Rev: NIKOΠOΛI ΠΡOΣ IΣ / Hera standing l. holding scepter and patera.



Achaea, Patrae. AE18. Aristomenes magistrate.

Obv: Cista within ivy wreath. PATR in ex.
Rev: Dionysos standing facing, holding torch in his right hand and thyrsos in his left; to left, Patrae monogram; to right, kerykeion.
AE18, late 1st century
Aristomenes magistrate. Cf HGC5 #68-71.
Hunter 2. Very rare.



Cilicia, Seleukeia ad Calycadnum. AE18. Athena/Helios

Obv: Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Athena r. with shield and spear.
Rev: Bust of Helios ? r. / SELEYKEWN EPI DHMIORGOY DHMH.
2nd Century BC to Imperial times.

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Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus
Sestertius of the Roman Imperial Period 238 AD; Material: Silver; Diameter: 29/31mm; Weight: 19.68g; Mint: Rome; Reference: RIC IV Pupienus 20; Provenance: Ex Dr. Gernot Heinrich Collection, Ex Adrian Lang Collection, Ex Leu Numismatic Winterthur; Obverse: Bust of Pupienus, laureate, draped, cuirassed, right. The inscription reads: IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG for Imperator Caesar Marcus Clodius Pupienus Augustus; Reverse: Concordia, draped, seated left, holding patera in extended right hand and cornucopiae in left hand. The inscription reads: CONCORDIA AVGG S C for Concordia Duorum Augustorum, Senatus Consultum (Harmony of the two emperors, decree of the senate).


A good way to remember this - this fantastic Pupienus was stolen at the shipping way - if anyone see it (Ebay etc.) please contact me. Here is the old thread:



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Moesia Inferior. Nikopolis ad Istrum. Julia Domna AD 193-217. Æ 22 mm. 6.6 gm. Obv: IOYΛIA ΔOMNA CEBACTH, draped bust right. Rev: NIKOΠOΛEITΩN ΠΡOC ICT, winged Hypnos, lying right on lionskin, holding torch. AMNG I 1468; Varbanov 2831. Very Rare. Hypnos was the son of Night and Darkness (Nyx and Erebus). His twin brother was Thanatos, the god of death.


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Commodus as Caesar, 166-176 AD, Æ Sestertius
(33 mm, 27.43 gm.) 
Obv: IMP CAES L AVREL COMMODVS GERM SARM, Laureate head right.
Rev: TR P II COS S - C, Emperor driving quadriga left, holding eagle-tipped sceptre.
RIC 1563 (M. Aurelius); C. 750.
A fresh (happy) acquisition from today. More on this later in a separate thread 🙂 
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This one was waiting in the mail box for me yesterday (St. Patrick's Day) - it is green.  It is also difficult to photograph - it is a Parthian chalkous of Mithridates II I think - I'm still working on attributing it.  Sellwood 28-something, I think (2.68 grams, 11 mm) - the type seems to be differentiated by the number of rays on the star on M's hat.  Also there are various mint locations that I can't figure out - silver drachms have a mint monogram on the reverse, but these AEs apparently do not.  This site is very helpful:  https://www.parthia.com/mithradates2.htm

Anyway, very green:  



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Great post, @Kali ! I’m enjoying all of these beautiful green coins.


Here’s my greenest.


Here’s one of my favorite statues of none other than Nathaniel Greene. I drove past it every day on my way home 🚙 😎



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