AR Denar, 12 mm, 0.36 g
O:Cross with circle; pellet in each quarter. (gyöngykörben kereszt, szárai között pontok, a felirat helyén E és vonalkák)
R: Cross within circle; pellet in each quarter (belsõ vonalkörben kereszt, szárai között ékek, a két vonalkör között vonások)
O: [henr]icvs R-EX facing portrait of John (5b)
R: +PIERES [ON-DVR or CICE]
thanks to Tom Redmayne of the Yorkshire Numismatic Society for helping identify the moneyer.
$20 Series 2012
The smaller denominations saw greater use from the folds apparent in the bills. The $20 less use was apparent but as with all Canadian and British polymer notes we've experienced, it is difficult to lay them out so they're flat on a surface. Once folded or bent they tend to maintain that shape.
Unfortunately, the USA and Eurozone are still committed to more easily forged paper notes with no inference that they will eventually convert to this harder to forge technology.
AR Qiran 17mm, 4.06 g, Isfahan mint, no discernable date but possibly AH 1255 as these are most abundant..
O: Muhammad Anbiya' Shahanshah (Muhammad King of the Prophets)
R: "struck at Isfahan dar as-Sultanah" date is off the planchet.
AR Dirham, 1.3 g, 16 mm, possibly Tunis? mint but not legible on this poorly struck example.
Album 514 (S)
According to Album, Hafsid square dirhams "are identical to the Muwahhidun, but are written in square Kufic instead of rounded Naskhi script, but are much coarser than the Muwahhidun Kufic equivalent (cf. A-496A)…." (Album Checklist page 84, 3rd edition).
on the right side photo the three line inscription that appears on square dirhams of the Muwahhidun also appears here "Allah Rubna/Muhammah Rasulna/al-Mahdi Imamna", though much of the inscription is obscured by the poor strike.
AE Follis 26 mm, 8.44 g, 5h, Constantinople mint c. CE 945-950
facing bust of Constantine VII with short beard wearing crown and vertical loros, holding akakia and globus cruciger.
R: +const'/enϴeoba/sileus r/omeon
in four lines.
portion of ivory plaque depicting Constantine VII created in Constantinople c. CE 954 and presently part of the Pushkin Museum collection in Moscow.
AR Short Cross Penny (fragmentary), 1.01g, York mint c. CE 1180-1182, Isac as moneyer. Type 1ab
OBS: [hENRI]CVS R EX crowned facing bust holding cruciform scepter
REV: +I[SAC O]N EVERW voided short cross with four pellets in each quarter.
Below is an attempted reconstruction illustrating the missing portions of the fragmentary penny. It appears from the CNG example, that approximately 0.48 g of the coin is missing or about 32% of the total coin.
AE 40 Nummia, 6.08 g, 20 x 25 mm, Sicily mint, c. CE 632-641
O: overstruck on coins of Heraclius & Heraclius Constantine of Constantinople dated Yr. 21 or later countermarked on obs with facing busts of Heraclius on l. and Heraclius Constantine on r. with + between their heads.
R: overstruck on rev with monogram 22 and SCs within an oval punch stamped in any position on the rev of the original coin.
ex: W. Esty
ex: Heritage Europe (formerly MPO Auctions) Auction 56 lot 2802 (14 Nov 2017)
O: more mature portrait of Antiochos III
This is an example of the rare and elusive PHILOMETOR bronze of Antiochos VIII issued for a short time during SE 202. SC remarks that the epithet is used without irony despite his having killed his mother a decade before.
Knowledge that this epithet was utilized by Antiochos VIII also is noted on an inscription found on Delos that said:
1 βασιλεὺ[ς Ἀντίοχος Ἐ]πιφανὴς Φιλομήτωρ [Καλλίνικος ὁ ἐγ] βασιλέως Δημητρίου [καὶ βασιλίσσης] Κ̣λεοπάτρας Γναῖον Παπ̣[ίριον Γαίου Κά]ρ̣βωνα 5 στρατη̣[γὸν ἀνθύπατον? Ῥωμαίω]ν ἀρετῆς ἕνεκ[εν καὶ εὐνοίας τῆς εἰς ἑαυ]τόν.
A STATUE OF CARBO DEDICATED BY ANTIOCHOS VIII AT DELOS Greek text: IDelos_1550
Date: 116/5 B.C.
Format: see key to translations
Carbo, who was Roman consul in 113 B.C., was probably acting as governor of the province of Asia when this statue was set up, but the reason that he was honoured in this way is unknown; see R.Kallet-Marx, "Hegemony to Empire", page 228 ( UC press e-books ).
King [Antiochos] Epiphanes Philometor [Kallinikos, the son] of king Demetrios [and queen] Kleopatra, dedicated this statue of Gnaeus Papirius Carbo, [the son of Gaius], the praetor [and (?) proconsul of the Romans], on account of his virtue [and his goodwill towards] the king.