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19 minutes ago, panzerman said:

Erfurt --> Treveri

 

Gratian (Flavius Gratianus)
Siliqua of the Roman Imperial Period 367/375 AD
Material: Silver; Diameter: 17.6mm; Weight: 1.96g
Mint: Treveri (Trier); Reference: RIC IX Treveri 27F
 
Obverse: Bust of Gratian, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed, right. The Inscription reads: DN GRATIANVS P F AVG for Dominus Noster Gratianus Pius Felix Augustus (Our Lord Gratian, pious and fortunate emperor); Reverse: Roma seated left on throne, holding Victory on globe and sceptre. The Inscription reads: VRBS ROMA for Urbs Roma (City of Rome).
 
 
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Istros → Seleucia ad Calycadnum

Roman Provincial Coins
CILICIA. Seleucia ad Calycadnum. Severus Alexander (222-235). Ae.
Obv: ΑV Κ Μ ΑVΡ СЄΟVΗΡ ΑΛЄΞΑ, with remaining part of legend ΝΔΡΟС right field inside legend.
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: СЄΛЄVΚЄΩΝ ΚΑΛVΚΑΔΝ, with remaining Ω of legend in upper right field.
Tyche, holding branch, seated left on rocks between two columns; river god Calycadnum to lower left.
RPC VI online 7034.
Weight: 13.99 g. Diameter: 29 mm.
Online Plate coin: https://rpc.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/search/browse?q=Severus Alexander&page=109

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Seleucia ad Calycadnum - Metapontum (or Metapontion if you prefer)

Metapontum, Lucania

470-440 BC
AR Diobol (11mm, 0.82g).
O: Ear of barley with six grains.
R: Incuse barley grain; annulet to left.
Noe 304; HN Italy 1488 
ex Agora Auctions; ex Artifact Man

Metapontum was located on the Gulf of Taras between the rivers Bradanus and Casuentus.
This ideal location, lying on a richly fertile plain, would provide the Metapontines with the abundant grain harvests from which they became both wealthy and influential. By the fifth century Metapontum had grown so prosperous that she paid an annual tribute to Delphi in the form of a "golden harvest" (Strabo), thought to be a sheaf of grain fashioned from gold.

~ Peter 

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Mysia Pergamon

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Mysia. Pergamon. civic issue. (200-150 BC). Bronze Æ.

Obv: Laureate head of Asklepios right

Rev: ΑΣΚΛΕΠΙΟΥ / ΣΩΤΗΡΟΣ. serpent standing erect to right, tail wrapped around omphalos.

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7 hours ago, panzerman said:

Nagybanya --> Ake-Ptolemais

... take a "e" or a "s"

 

Antiochos VIII Epiphanes Philometor Kallinikos, called Grypos
Reign: Seleucid Kingdom; Mint: Ake-Ptolemais, Phoenicia
Date: c. 121/113 BC; Nominal: Tetradrachm
Material: Silver; Diameter: 29mm; Weight: 16.44g
Reference: HGC 9 1197h; Reference: SC 2336.2
Pedigree: Ex Vente Grossetti Draguignan, Auction 1045, Lot 28, 6 December 2022 
 
Obverse: Diademed head of Antiochos VIII right; within fillet border; Reverse: Zeus Ouranios, draped, standing facing, head to left, holding star in outstretched hand and long sceptre; crescent above, monogram in field; all within laurel wreath border; Inscription: ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥΣ; Translation: Basileos Antioxou Epiphanous; Translation: King Antiochos Epiphanes.
 
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Surat - Taras

 

Taras, Calabria

340-335 BC (Period IV - Archidamos and the Third Lucanian War)
AR Didrachm (21mm, 7.26g)
O: Naked boy crowning horse standing right, second boy with long curls beneath picking stone from horse's hoof; Φ to right.
R: Taras astride dolphin left, holding trident and small shield in left hand, kantharos in extended right; Π and waves below, ΤΑΡΑΣ to right.
D'Andrea XXIX, 546; Vlasto 514; Fischer-Bossert 694 (V261, R541); Evans IV, C5; SNG France 1762; Cote 205; McGill II, 35; HGC I, 786; Sear 341; HN Italy 888
ex London Ancient Coins

This obverse depicts another unusual and delightfully passive scene from Period IV, this one likely inspired by a marvelous early stater from Ambracia (see 'The Colts of Ambracia' N37, page 137 by Oscar Ravel), where Bellerophon is tending to Pegasus' hoof.

~ Peter 

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Shadiabad - Dionysopolis

Dionysopolis, Moesia

3rd-1st centuries BC
Æ 22 (22mm, 5.8g)
O: Veiled and turreted bust of Demeter right; Herakleides, magistrate.
R: Tyche seated left, holding phiale.
Draganov, Bronze 29; SNG BM Black Sea 217 var. (magistrate); SNG Stancomb 121-5 var. (same).
Rare
ex Praefectus Coins

~ Peter 

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Schwabach → Hispania

RPC Volume: I №: 400
Reign: Caligula Persons: Caligula (Augustus) Magistrate: Gaius Cornelius Refec— (duovir); Marcus Helvius Fronto (duovir)
City: Bilbilis  Region: Hispania Province: Tarraconensis
Denomination: Leaded bronze (27 mm) 11.92gr
Obverse: G CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS IMP; laureate head of Caligula, right
Reverse: MVN AVG BILBIL C COR(N) REF(EC) M HELV FRO(NTO); oak wreath containing II VIR
Reference: Vives 139–10, GMI 552, NAH 1131 Specimens: 36

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Hispania --> Anchialus.

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Septimius Severus, AD 193-211.
Roman provincial Æ 27.2 mm, 10.7 gm, 8:00.
Thrace, Anchialus, AD 193-211.
Obv: ΑV Κ Λ CЄΠ CЄVΗΡΟC, laureate and cuirassed bust, right.
Rev: ΟVΛΠΙΑΝΩΝ ΑΓΧΙΑΛΕΩ-Ν, Cybele enthroned left, holding patera, resting left arm on drum, a lion reclines at each side of throne.
Refs: Moushmov 2817; AMNG III 469; Varbanov 213 var. (bust type).

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Anchialus --> Sicily

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Hieron II, 275-215 B.C. SICILY. Syracuse. AE Litra, 263-218 B.C. NGC Ch VF. HGC-2, 1550. Obverse: Head of Poseidon left, wearing tainia; Reverse: Ornamented trident head; downward dolphin to left and right, I to lower left, AΠ to lower right. Well centered and struck, this example features yellow-brown surfaces and some scattered spots of green. From the Poseidon Collection. Purchased from Stack’s Bowers Gallery Aug 2021

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Emilia → Antioch

SELEUCID KINGS of SYRIA. Alexander I Balas.(152-145 BC).Antioch.Ae.
Obv : Head of Alexander I to right, wearing lion skin headdress.
Rev : ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟY.
Apollo standing facing, head to left, holding arrow and grounded bow; trident to outer left, monogram in exergue.
SC 1795.3.Weight : 6.12 gr Diameter : 17 mm

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Hamburg-Gela

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SICILY, Gela

420-405 BC. Æ Onkia (10mm, 1.36 g, 5h). Bull standing right; barley grain or leaf above, • (mark of value) in exergue / Horned head of Gelas right; barley grain to left. Jenkins, Gela, Group VIII-IX, 509; CNS 26; HGC 2, 383. VF, chocolate patina.

 

 

 

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Gela → Aeolis

Kyme, Aeolis. AE17. 320-250 BC. Magistrate Pedieus. 4.68 g.

KY ΠEΔIEYOΣ, forepart of horse right.
One-handled cup, HAP monogram to left.

Unpublished monogram for this magistrate. Emporium Hamburg 91, 95. Paris Inventory 1945.

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Dresden → Nicomedia

Constantine AE follis. AD 330-335. CONSTANTINVS MAX AVG, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. / GLORIA EXERCITVS, two soldiers standing inward facing two standards between them, holding spears and shields. 19mm, 2.10gr. Mintmark SMNA. Nicomedia
RIC VII 188

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