top: ΒΑCΙΛΕΩC/ ΒΑCΙΛΕΩΝ /right: ΑΡCΑΚΟΥ/ ΕΥΕΡΓΕΤΟΥ/bottom:
ΔΙΚΑΙΟΥ/ΔΥCTPOC / left: ΕΠΙΦΑΝΟΥC/ΦΙΛΕΛΛΗΝΟC/ with year field
between Tyche and Vardanes ΔNT
There is graffito on the obverse left field that appears to be ancient based upon the patina
and it appears to refer to "ROMA" as the inscription is in Latin script not Greek.
RIC IX 43a2
O: DN GRATIA-NVS PF AVG, diad, draped cuirassed bust right.
R: REPARATIO -REIPVB/SMRP in ex., Gratian in military attire stg l raising with right hand a turreted female figure who kneels before him and holding victory on blob in left.
Ex: Warren Esty
Ex: Ron Bude/RomanLode
AE 12 Nummi, 17 mm, 4.45g, 5h, Alexandria mint c. CE 613-618
O: dd NN hERAC (apparently blundered and not entirely visible here)
facing busts of Heraclius bearded l, and Heraclius Constantine beardless r. each wearing a chlamys and crown with a cross.
R: large IB with cross potent on two steps between. in ex. AΛEΞ
AR 1000 Reis, 29 mm, 12.6 g, 1857, Mintage: 512,000
KM # 465
Views of Dom Pedro's Brasil:
On the road from Rio to Petropolis, the Summer residence of D. Pedro
CN 1 peso, 30 mm, 11.3 g., Mintage: 2,000
KM # 257
Tin Piti, 0.73 g, 18mm. AH 1203/CE 1789, Robinson #9 (R1)
السلطان في بلد فلمبنغ سنة ١٢٠٣
From the three examples that have been identified, it appears that all of the three coins were produced from the same obverse and reverse dies, meaning a single die produced all three examples. Without additional examples I think it may be premature to jump to any conclusions on the basis of just this observation at this time. If you are aware of other examples of this coin, please email me.
It may be that Von Post acquired this coin while he was Swedish Ambassador in Turkey from 1946-1951. Though we can only surmise through this information that the possible find spot was somewhere in that region, perhaps even Cilicia where it is possible that it was minted. Though no certain conclusions can be reached with our circumstantial evidence being stretched to such ends. Without the original information on the provenance of the coin we are left poorer and our theories on origin all the weaker.
Sotheby's Auction Catalogue 9 October 1995
Houghton etal, Seleucid Coins Part II (Vol 1 & 2)
SNG Von Post
Naville X 1925
Hoover, HGC Handbook of Syrian Coins Vol. 9
Thanks are extended to ANS Librarian David Hill who provided copies of the pertinent portions of Naville X and the Sotheby's auction catalogues.
Left: 13 mm, 0.44 g Robinson # 5.5 (R1) AH 1193 (though appears to be 1183 due to poorly executed numeral) /CE 1779
Center: 14 mm, 0.57 g Robinson #5 (R1) same date.
Right: 14 mm, 0.41 g, Robinson #5.9 (R2) date is poorly executed as 113 rather than 1193
The general inscription reads:
في بلد فلمبغ