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Augustus, AR tetradrachm, Antioch, 27 BCE - 14 CE
Obv: SEBASTOY KAISAPOS Laureate head right
Rx: TTOYS UK NIKHS Tyche of Antioch, river god Orontes before, Theta K above, monograms before.
references - Prieur 51; RPC 4152



Antioch, Syria, Legate issue under Augustus, 18 4.84 gm. Year 44 (12/13 AD)
Obv: Laureate head of Zeus right
Rx: E_I _I/ANOY ANTIOXE_N Ram leaping right, looking back at large star, _M below.
references - BMC65, RPC4269
The now famous "Star of Bethlehem" coin supposedly depicting Jupiter's occultation of Aries twice in April 6 BCE. Michael Molnar's site on the star of Bethlehem theory. The second photo is a coin in the Michael Molnar collection


Antioch, Syria, Legate Quadratus issue under Nero, 19 6.66 gm. issued in AD 55-56
Obv: Turreted head of Tyche right; ANTIOXE_N
Rx: Ram leaping right, looking back at large star, ETΔP below.
reference - RPC 4287
Venus occulting the moon in Aries


Augustus 20 27 BCE - 14 CE
Obv: Bare head right
Rx: Two priests/colonists plowing w/ oxen right.
reference - SEAR RPC 1656
Uncertain, Macedon, probably Philippi


Judaea, Alexander Jannaeus, Lepton,103-76 BC or there abouts (c. .52g)
obv: partial legend BASILEWS ALEXANDPOY Anchor.
Rx: Star of eight rays surrounded by diadem. Hendin 469
Part of an extensive issue which circulated as small change in Palestine for almost 500 years. Generally identified as the "widow's mite" of the bible, Mark 12:42.


Procurator Marcus Ambibulus Prutah
Size: 14 mm Weight: 1.73 g
Obv: Ear of barley, inscription OF CSAR
Rx: Eight branched palm.
reference - SEAR RPC 1656
Hendin 636, minted 9 to 12 AD under Augustus


Tiberius, AE Dupondius, Mint of Commagene, 21-22 A.D.
Obv: Laureate bust right. Rev: Crossed cornucopiae with caduces between.
reference - RIC I, 90; BMC Tib. 175 pl. 26.11.


Caligula at Corinth 20, 37 - 41 CE
Obv: Bare head left
Rx: Pegasus flying left.
appeared in Lanz Munich auction 105 26-Nov-2001 lots 404 and 407.

EGYPT, Alexandria. Nero. 54-68 AD. Billon Tetradrachm (23mm, 11.65 gm). Dated year 14 (67-68 AD).
Obv: Radiate bust left, wearing aegis; [LI]D (date) before
Rev: Laureate and draped bust of Apollo Pythios right, wearing quiver over shoulder; star before.
Ref: Kln 197; Dattari 210; Milne 304-305.
Ex CNG


Trajan 98 -117 CE Antioch
Obv: Bust right w/ legionary eagle and short sword below
Rev: City goddess w/ river god swimming below.
reference - Sear 1089.


Trajan 98 -117 CE Antioch
Obv: Laureate bust right; AVTOKR KAIS NER TRAJANOS
Rev: S C legend within wreath.
reference - W. 195.


Trajan 98 -117 CE Ascalon 24mm, 11.12 grams
dated year 215 of the civic era (111/112 AD)
Obv: Laureate head of Trajan.
Rev: Astarte as the city goddess of Ascalon, standing on galley, holding scepter and aplustre, in front an altar, behind a dove perched on the date.
reference - BMC Palestine pg.124, 145.


Trajan 98 -117 CE, AR drachm
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rx: Two Lyres, with Owl above center [look very hard]. regnal year "B" also noted on reverse.
reference - Sear 1046.
Greek Imperial, Sear 1046.


Trajan 98 -117 CE Tyre
Obv: Laureate bust right w/ legionary eagle and short sword or club below
Rev: Hercules or Melqart in lion skin knotted at front.
reference - Sear 1043.


Trajan 98 -117 CE, Trajan 24, Cilicia, Diocaesarea, 10.62g.
Obv: Laureate bust right; Titles of Trajan (in Greek) include Germanicus and Dacicus..
Rx: Thunderbolt with city name above and below.
reference - Sear 1046.
SNG Paris-860 (same obv. die), SNG Levante-667 (same dies), Sear-1059.
Ex Harlan J. Berk. photo courtesy of HJ Berk. buy or bid sale, Jan. 'o2 - lot #773


Trajan 98 -117 CE Aradus 21
Obv: Diademed bust of female (Astarte?) right, wearing veil; in front, small laureate head of Trajan right.
Rev: Humped bull galloping l.; above, date [ AD106/107].
reference - BMC.368, SNG.81, Sear1083.


Hadrian, Syria, Antioch; CE AE22 (8.21 gm)
Obv: Laureate hed right.
Rev: Figure holding staff in left hand, Victory in right
Ex: Zurieqeh Coins
SNG Palestine - South Arabia 1109


Antoninus Pius, 138-161, AE 22 (11.70 gr.)
Syria, Zeugma
Obv: draped and laureate bust right.
Rev: tetrastyle temple with peribolos.
SNG Cop. 28var.
Zeugma was actually two cities across from each other on the Euphrates. The site of the city should soon be underwater due to a dam construction project.


Commodus (176 - 192 A.D.), AE 16 (4.18 gr.)
Philippopolis
Obv: draped and laureate bust right.
Rev: Nemesis standing left.
Moushmov 5146.

Septimius Severus 193-211 CE 18 ( 3.19 gm); Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obv: Laureate head of Septimius to r., Greek legend AV KAI CEVHPOS .
Rev: Fruit overflowing from basket.
Ref: Moushmov 968v.


Septimius Severus 193-211 CE 15 ( 3.55 gm); Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obv: Laureate head of Septimius to r., Greek legend A KL SEP SEVEROS .
Rev: Crescent with star above, Greek legend: NIKOPOLITON PROS ISTRON.
Ref: Moushmov 986v.


Septimius Severus 193-211 CE 16 ( 3.64 gm); Philippopolis
Obv: AV K L C CEVHPOC. Laureate head right.
Rev: FILIPPOPOLITWN, crescent with 5 stars above crescent, pellet within.
Ref: Moushmov 986v.


Septimius Severus 193-211 CE 16 ( 2.16 gm); Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obv: AV KAI CEVHPOC. Laureate head right.
Rev: NIKOPOLI PPOCICT eagle standing left with wreath in its beak.
Ref: AMNG 1410.


Septimius Severus 193-211 CE 16 ( 3.92 gm); Serdica??
Obv: AV KAI CEVHPOC. Laureate head right.
Rev: Lion right, front paws on serpent.
Varbanov 57??


Septimius Severus 193-211 CE 15 ( 3.73 gm); Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obv: Laureate head of Septimius to right.
Rev: Zeus left holding scepter and thunderbolt.
Ref: Moushmov plate VIII #17.


Septimius Severus 193-211 CE 19 Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obv: AV KAI CEVHPOC. Laureate head right.
Rev: NIKOPOLI PPOCICTP . Naked and winged figure of Thanatos standing facing, leaning on inverted flaming torch which rests of garlanded altar, legs crossed.
Ref: BMC 12v; Moushmov 924.


Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus 193-211 CE 18 Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obv: JOVLIA DOMNA. head right.
Rev: 8 Pointed Star
Moushmov1040.


Caracalla 198 - 217 CE 16 (3.36 gm) Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obv: Laureated emperor right.
Rev: Genius of Death (Thanatos) standing right leaning on inverted torch (extinguishing life).
Moushmov 1126A


Caracalla 198 - 217 CE 16 (4.50 gm) Nicopolis ad Istrum
Obv: Laureated emperor right.
Rev: Artemis huntress reaching for arrow from quiver; hound before.
Moushmov 1070A


Caracalla 198 - 217 CE 30 Serdica
Obv: Emperor right.
Rev: Coiled serpent.
Moushmov 465


Caracalla, as Caesar. 195-198 CE, Moesia, Nikopolis; 15 (1.93 gm).
Obv: Bare head right.
Rev: Serpent emerging from cista mystica.
Pick 1505.


Caracalla, as Caesar. 195-198 CE, Moesia, Nikopolis; 15 (3.87 gm).
Obv: Laureated head right.
Rev: Two Serpents (standing??) facing basket or altar.


Caracalla 198 - 217 CE 26 Nicopolis-ad-Istrum
Obv: Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: VP AVP (GALLOV NIKOPOLI)T, PROCI in ex. Temple of Asklepios with statue of Concordia within.
Magistrate Aurelius Gallus.
SNG 290


Caracalla 15mm (2.3 gm)
Moesia, Nikopolis.
Obv: Draped, laureate bust right.
Rev: Crescent with 3 stars.
Ex: Nemisis


Caracalla AE26 (9.44 gm), Anchialus, Thrace
Obv: . AVT M AVR ANTWNEINO; Laureate, draped bust right.
Rev: OVLPIAN-WN AGCIALE-WN, table with prize urn between palm branches, CEBHPA NYMFIA below.
Magistrate Aurelius Gallus.
BMC 13.


Caracalla 19mm (3.66 gm)
Pautalia THRACE.
Obv: Draped, laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Crescent with 3 stars.


Elagabalus 218 - 222 CE 30
Nikopolis ad Istrum
Obv: magistrate Rufus right. AYT K M AVPHLIOC ANTWNINOC
Rev: Helmeted Athena holding patera making offering to snake entwined on altar.


Elagabalus 218 - 222 CE 26mm
Moesia Inferior, MARKIANOPOLIS.
Obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: Eagle stg. facing, head right, wreath in beak.
Scarce with a cuirassed bust.
ref: SNGCop 234v.


Elagabalus 218 - 222 CE 26mm (12.97 gm)
Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum.
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rev: Zeus half-naked, seated left, holding little Victory and scepter.
ref: Moushmov 1407.


Uncertain?? 26mm
Obv: Laureate bust right.
Rev: Zeus enthroned pouring libation from patera, in left hand staff.


Septimus Severus & Julia Mamea 222 - 235 CE 30
Obv: Emperor and wife facing.
Rev: Hekate standing left.
Moushmov 496


Macrinus 217 - 218 27
Obv: Emperor right.
Rev: 2 figures in Quadriga; 2 figures in front.
Nicopolis ad Istrum


Diadumenianus 218 A.D. 19
Obv: Emperor right.
Rev: Lion stalking left.
Markianopolis


Severus Alexander 222 - 235 CE 27 Marcianopolis
Obv: Diademed, curaissed, draped bust right; AVT K M AVP CEVH AVG.
Rev: Hera standing left holding patera & scepter.
Moushmov 702


Gordian III 20 Bythnia
Obv: Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev: 4 military standards; letters between.


Philip II AE16 Deultum, Thrace
Obv: Laureated head right.
Rev: Thanatos, Genius of death, cross-legged, holding burning inverted brand.
Moushmov 3801


Gordian III 26 Dionysiopolis
Obv: Diademed, curaissed, draped bust right.
Rev: Dionysos standing left his panther at feet.


Trajan Decius 249-251 AD. AE29
Moesia Siperior, Viminacium
Obv: Laureate & draped bust right.
Rev: PM S COL VIM [AN XI in exergue], Moesia standing, between bull and lion.
Sear 4164


Herennius Etruscus 250 - 251 CE tetradrachm Antioch 25 mm
Obv: Bare, draped bust right.
Rev: Eagle standing left on thunderbolt, wings open holding wreath in beak.
reference - BMC 610.


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