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GI0032 2313 Augustus: AE Semis (16 mm) of Philippi
$80.00
Obv. VIC AVG
Nike stg. l. on globe, hldg. wreath & palm
Rev. COHOR PRAE PHIL
3 standards
3.42 g
Sear GI0062; RPC 1651
good Fine
This issue commemorates the decisive Battle of Philippi (42 bc), in which the Second Triumvirate led by Octavian and Mark Antony defeated the Senatorial forces of Brutus and Cassius.

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GI0877 0203 Domitian: AE 13 of Canata
$75.00
Obv. DOMITI KAICAP Laur. hd. L.
Rev. KANAT ZHP Turreted hd. of Tyche l.
1.37 g
Sear GI 877: Lindgren 2201, Hendin 841V. Rare. nearly VF

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GI1811 2318 Lucius Verus: AE 24 of Serdica
$85.00
Obv. AV KAI Λ AVPHΛIOC COYHPOC Laur. hd. r.
Rev. CERDΩN Turreted goddess seated l. hldg. patera & cornucopiae
9.15 g
Sear GI 1811; Mouchmov 4763v some roughness, oth. VF
Rare (as are most issues of Serdica)


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GI2068* 1853 Commodus: Billon 25 Tetradrachm
$30.00
Obv. M A KOM ANTΩ CEB EV CEB
Laur. hd r.
Rev. LKΘ
Dikaiosyne seated l.
8.80 g
Sear GI2068v
VF

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GI2132* 2286 Septimius Severus: AE 18 of Philippopolis
$100.00
Obv. AVT K Π CEVHPOC Laur. hd. r.
Rev. ΦIΛIΠΠOΠOΛIT Herakles stg. facing, w. club & lion skin, holding son
4.33 g
GI2132*: Varbanov 1356v, Moushmov 5289 VF/EF
Extremely rare example portraying Herakles holding his son Telephos.

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GI2221* 2760 Septimius Severus: AE 24 of Bruzus
$695.00
Obv. Laur. hd. r.
Rev. Zeus seated l.
6.94 g
Sear GI 2121v: BMC 8; ex Brian Kritt coll.
EF, superb contrasting patina. Extremely rare!

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GI2231* 3432 Septimius Severus: AE 24 of Antiochia, Pisidia
$175.00
Obv. IMP C L SEP SEVERVS Laur. hd. r.
Rev. ANTIOCH CENI COL CAES Tyche stg. l.
4.98 g
Sear GI 2231v; SNG France 1114
EF, nice contrasting patina.

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GI2264* 2748 Caracalla: AE 26 of Laodicea ad Libanum
$200.00
Obv. Laur. bust r.
Rev. Mn stg. l. hldg. horse by bridle
11.70 g
Sear GI2664v; SNGC 445; Lindg. III 1288; ex Kritt coll.
VF, nice contrasting patina. Very Rare

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GI2285* 0999 Septimius Severus & Julia Domna: AE 25 of Marcianopolis
$175.00
Obv. Confronted busts
Rev. Hades enthroned l.
11.63 g
Sear GI 2285v: Pick 597 sl. legend weakness, otherwise good VF

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GI2477* 1512 Caracalla: AE 27 of Nikopolis
$125.00
Obv. Laur. bust r.
Rev. Zeus seated l.
Sear GI 2477v: Pick 1564 sl. obv. roughness, oth. gVF

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GI2595 2739 Caracalla: AE 23 of Peltae in Phrygia
$175.00
Obv. Laur. bust r.
Rev. Tyche stg. l.
5.21 g
Sear GI 2595; BMC 26v; v. Aulock 8434v. Ex Brian Kritt collection
nearly EF, fine contrasting patina

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GI2702 0170 Caracalla: AE 16 of Carrhae, Mesopotamia
$100.00
Obv. IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS P F AVG Laur. hd. r.
Rev. COL AVR METROPOLI ANTONIAN Turreted bust of Tyche r.
1.62 g
Sear GI 2702; SNGR 2568; LINDGREN III 1559
VF

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GI2781* 1274 Geta Caesar: AE 18 Assarion of Marcianopolis
$65.00
Obv. Λ CEΠ ΓETAC I
Bare hd. bust r.
Rev. MARKIANOΠOΛITΩN
Eagle
2.62 g
Sear GI 2781v: Pick 697
short flan, oth. VF

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GI3038* 1873 Elagabalus: AE 26 of Marcianopolis
$75.00
Obv. AVT K M AVΡH ANTONEINOC
Laur. bust r.
Rev. VP CEΡΓ TITIANOV MAΡKIANOΠOΛEITΩN
10.08 g
Asklepios stg. r.
Sear GI3038v: Pick 887
VF

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GI3098 0167 Elagabalus: AE 20 of Antioch
$75.00
Obv. Laur. bust r.
Rev. -- Large S C in wreath
4.90 g
Sear GI 3098; SNGC 245 nearly VF

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GI3385* 2877 Severus Alexander: AE 27 of Caesarea
$115.00
Obv. Laur. bust r.
Rev. Mt. Argaeus surmounted by wreath
13.28 g
Sear GI3366v; Syd. 35
VF, contrasting dark green patina

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GI3388* 0996 Severus Alexander & Julia Mamaea: AE 25 of Marcianopolis
$95.00
Obv. AVT K M AVΡ CEVH ALEΞANΔΡOC KAI IOVΛIA MAMAIA
Confronted busts
Rev. HΓ OY M TEΡEBINTOY MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN
Demeter stg. l.
11.10 g
Sear GI3388v; Pick 1077
obv. patina thins, otherwise VF

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GI3644* 0994 Gordian III: AE 25 of Dionysopolis
$85.00
Obv. AVT K M ANTΩNIOC ΓOΡΔIANOC
Confronted busts of Gordian & Sarapis
Rev. ΔIONVCOΠOΛEITΩN
Gordian mounted r.
12.32 g
Sear GI3644v: unpublished in the major references
sm. flan, otherwise VF

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GI3647* 0949 Gordian III: AE 27 of Marcianopolis
$95.00
Obv. AVT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AYΓ
Laur. bust r.
Rev. VP MHNOΦIΛOV MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN
Sarapis stg. l.
13.08 g
Sear GI3647v: Pick 1126v
sl. roughness, otherwise good VF

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GI3647* 1007 Gordian III: AE 25 of Marcianopolis
$95.00
Obv. AVT K M ANT ΓOPΔIANOC AVΓ
Confronted busts of Gordian & Sarapis
Rev. VΠ MHNOΦIΛOV MAPKIANOΠOΛITΩN
Demeter seated l.
11.26 g
Sear GI3647v: Pick 1129
sl. rough, otherwise good VF

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GI3652* 0993 Gordian III: AE 25 of Adrianople
$105.00
Obv. AVT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ
Laur. bust r.
Rev. AΔPIANOΠOΛEITΩN
Diana stg. l.
11.62 g
Sear GI3652v; BMC 30
good VF

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GI3653* 0997 Gordian III: AE 25 of Odessos
$95.00
Obv. AVT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ
Confronted busts of Gordian & Great God
Rev. OΔHCCEITΩN
Nemesis stg. l.
11.56 g
Sear GI3653v; Pick 2353v
legend weakness, otherwise VF

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GI3654* 0966 Gordian III: AE 25 of Odessos
$125.00
Obv. AVT K M ANTΩNINOC ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ
Confronted busts of Gordian & Great God
Rev. OΔHCCEITΩN
Gordian sacrificing l.
11.62 g
Sear GI3654v; Pick 2361
legend weakness, otherwise good VF

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GI3654* 0978 Gordian III: AE 25 of Odessos
$150.00
Obv. AVT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ
Confronted busts of Gordian & Great God
Rev. OΔHCCEITΩN
Zeus enthroned l.
10.80 g
Sear GI 3654v; Pick 2325
good VF

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GI3654* 0980 Gordian III: AE 26 of Odessos
$100.00
Obv. AVT K M ANTΩNINOC ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ
Confronted busts of Gordian & Great God
Rev. OΔHCCEITΩN
Laurel wreath
11.13 g
Sear GI3654v; Pick 2374
uneven strike, otherwise nearly EF

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GI3779 2456 Gordian III: Billion Tetradrachm of Antioch
$125.00
238-244 ad 29 mm 12.48 gm
Obv. Laur. bust. r.
Rev. Eagle l. on fulmen Sear GI 3779: Prieur 295good VF on a huge flan

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GI3795* 0950 Gordian III & Tranquillina: AE 28 of Marcianopolis
$125.00
Obv. AVT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AV CE TΡANKVIΛΛEINA
Confronted busts
Rev. VP TEΡTVΛΛIANOV MAΡKIANOΠOΛITΩN
Hades seated l.
11.34 g
Sear 3795v; Varbanov 2042: Pick 1175
rev. doubling, otherwise good VF

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GI3797* 1016 Gordian III & Tranquillina: AE 26 of Anchialos
$95.00
Obv. AVT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ CAB TΡANKVIΛΛINA
Confronted busts of Gordian and Tranquillina
Rev. OVΛΠIANΩN AΓXIAΛEΩN
Nike stg. facing
8.22 g
Sear GI3797v; Pick 663
VF

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GI3797* 1018 Gordian III & Tranquillina: AE 25 of Anchialos
$95.00
Obv. AVT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ CAB TΡANKVIΛΛINA
Confronted busts of Gordian and Tranquillina
Rev. OVΛΠIANΩN AΓXIAΛEΩN
Tyche stg. l.
10.78 g
Sear GI3797v; Strack 676
VF

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GI3799* 0977 Gordian III & Tranquillina: AE 25 of Odessa
$150.00
Obv. AVT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC AVΓ CE TΡANKVIΛΛEINA
Confronted busts
Rev. OΔHCCEITΩN
Sarapis? stg. l.
12.75 g
Sear 37995v; Pick 2376v
sl. wk. legends, otherwise VF

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GI3874* 2098 Philip I: AE 26 (Sestertius) of Viminacium
$85.00
Obv. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Laur. bust r.
Rev. P M S COL VIM / AN VIII
Moesia stg. btw. bull & lion
16.45 g
Sear GI3874v; Pick 105
sm. flan, oth. gVF

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GI3874* 2121 Philip I: AE 26 (Sestertius) of Viminacium
$75.00
Obv. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Laur. bust r.
Rev. P M S COL VIM AN VI
Moesia stg. btw. bull & lion
15.95 g
Sear GI3874v; Pick 102
sm. flan, oth. VF

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GI3936 2745 Philip I: AE 25 of Antioch (Pisidia)
$150.00
Obv. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG Laur. & dr. bust r.
Rev. ANTIOCHI COL S R Vexillum betw. 2 standards
8.77 g
Sear GI 3936v: BMC 118. ex Brian Kritt collection
gVF, contrasting. patina

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GI3982* 1013 Philip I: AE 25 of Tomis
$110.00
Obv. AVT M IOVΛ ΦIΛIΠΠOC AVΓ M OTA CEBHPA CEB
Confronted busts of Philip and Otacilia Severa
Rev. MHTPO ΠONTOV TOMEΩC
Asklepios stg. facing, hd. l.
14.33 g
Sear 3982v: Pick 3579v
VF
Asklepios is a very desirable reverse type.

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GI4070* 2020 Philip I: AE 28 (sestertius) of Viminacium
$95.00
Obv. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Laur. hd. r.
Rev. P M S COL VIM AN VIII
Moesia stg. btw. bull & lion
17.38 g
Sear GI4070v: Pick 104
VF

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GI4073* 1001 Philip II: AE 26 of Tomis
$95.00
Obv. M IOVΛIOC ΦIΛIΠΠOC KAICAP Confronted busts of Philip II and Sarapis
Rev. MHTPOΠ ΠONTOY TΩMEOC Asklepios stg. facing, hd. l.
12.93
Sear GI4073*: Pick 3597
VF
Asklepios is a very desirable reverse type.
This coin was featured in our research article
"Lathe Machining of Bronze Coin Flans" where a detail
view of the obverse is presented as Fig. 6
See http://www.classicalcoins.com/flans3.html

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GI4145* 0920 Philip II: Billon 27 Tetradrachm of Antioch
$100.00
Obv. MAΡ IOYΛI ΦILIΠΠOC KHCAΡ
Dr. bust r.
Rev. ΔHMAΡΧ EΞ OYCIAC YΠATO A
Eagle facing, head l.
11.69 g
Sear GI 4145v: BMC 546 ff.
uneven rev. strike, otherwise good VF

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GI4743 1685 Claudius II: Potin Tetradrachm of Alexandria
$50.00
Obv.
Laur. hd. r.
Rev. L Γ
Eagle stg. r., hd. turned l.
9.34 g
Sear GI4743: Emmett 3877
good VF

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GI4766* 1309 Probus: Potin 20 tetradrachm of Alexandria
$50.00
Obv.
Laur. hd. r.
Rev. L B
Dikaiosyne stg. l. stg. l.
8.20 g
Sear GI 4766v; Milne 4523
VF

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GI4772* 1387 Probus: Potin 20 tetradrachm of Alexandria
$60.00
Obv.
Laur. hd. r.
Rev. L Γ
Eagle stg. l., hd. turned r.
6.78
Sear GI4772v; Milne 4565
EF

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GI4786* 1337 Diocletian: Potin 20 tetradrachm of Alexandria
$50.00
Obv. A K Γ OVA ΔIOKΛETIANOC CEB
Laur. hd. r.
Rev. L Δ
Athena stg. l.
7.51 g
Sear GI4786v; Milne 4851
VF

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GI4790* 1394 Maximanus I: Potin 20 tetradrachm of Alexandria
$25.00
Obv. A K MAΞIMIANOC CEB
Laur. bust r.
Rev. CENATOY L Δ
Eagle stg. l., hd. turned
7.38 g
Sear GI4190v; Milne 4909
VF

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GI4793* 1393 Maximianus I: Potin 20 tetradrachm of Alexandria
$25.00
Obv. A K MAΞIMIANOC CEB
Laur. bust r.
Rev. CENATOY L Γ
Tyche stg. l.
7.72 g
Sear GI4193v; Milne 4944
VF

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GI4917 3435 Colonia Alexandria Troas: AE 22
$100.00
Obv. CO TROAD Bust of Tyche r.
Rev. COL AVG TRO Horse grazing r.
6.91 g
Sear GI 4917: BMC 50 nEF, contrasting dusty patina

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GI4918 2261 Colonia Alexandria Troas: AE 20
$75.00
Obv. COL TROA Bust of Tyche r.
Rev. CO AV TROA Eagle r., bull in talons
5.87 g
Sear GI 4918; BMC 50
some legend weakness, oth. gVF

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