20070616

Judea; Herodian; Herod Agrippa CE 37-44



AE Prutah, 15 x 17 mm, 2.92 g, CE 41-42
H. 553
O: umbrella with fringe, AΓPIΠA BACIΛEWC
R: three ears of barley growing between two leaves, flanked by date, Lς

Ex: Amphora/D. Hendin

Acquisition: 2004
Illustrated below is the obverse of a 1 Agora (pl. Agorot) coin that was inspired by the reverse of the Herod Agrippa coin. Like many of Israel's modern coins, this one harkens back to an earlier design for its inspiration. This particular coin was utilized from 1960-1980 when it was finally taken from circulation.

Nabatean; Rabbel II & Gamilat CE 71-106


AE 17 mm, 2.46 g, Petra mint
SGI 5706 v
O: Jugate hds of Rabbel & Gamilat
R: Aramaic inscription naming “Rabbel/Gamilat”

Ex: Ancient Byways

Acquisition: 2006

Judea; Herodian; Herod “the Great” BCE 37-4




AE Prutah, 13 mm, 1.79 g.
H. 1188 variety
O: Anchor, HPWΔ BACI
R: Cornucopiae



Celtic; Britain, Durotriges circa BCE 58-45



Bi Stater, 17 mm, 2.55 g, cranborne chase
BMC 2525v, Spink 367
O: devolved hd of Apollo r.
R: disjointed horse l. lg pellet below

Ex: F.S. Robinson

Acquisition: 2005

Greek; Seleucid, Antiochus VII BCE 138-129


AE Prutah, 15mm, 2.39 g, Jerusalem mint, BCE 132-130
Minted under the authority of Yohanan Hyrcanus
Hendin 451, CSE 831-834 v
O: Lily
R: Anchor, BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ/ANTIOXOY/EYEPΓETOY

Ex: Ancient Byways

Acquisition : 2006

Cf. Hendin’s Guide to Biblical Coins, fourth edition, pp. 125-126 for further info.


Greek; Seleucid, Demetrius II BCE 129-126/5 (second reign)




AR Didrachm, 7.63 g, Tyre mint, BCE 129-128/SE 184
CSE 770 v, SC 2196.2c

O: diad. Hd of Demetrius II r.
R: Eagle stg l. Tyrian Club and monogram in left field, MY between eagle’s legs, ΔΠΡ in right field, [ΔHMHTPIOY] BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ

Ex: Amphora/D. Hendin

Acquisition : 2004


Theodosius II CE 402-450



AE 4, 11 mm, 1.06 g, Cyzicus mint , c. CE 425-435

RCV 21234

O: diad bust r. DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG

R: cross in wreath, in ex. SMK-

Ex: Nemesis

Acquisition: 2007

Valentinian II CE 375-392



AE 2, 22 mm, 4.24 g, Siscia mint, c. CE 379-383
CHK 1526, VM 32
O: diad bust r. DN VALENTINIANVS IVN PF AVG

R: emp with victory in left hand raising personification of the republic with rt., REPARATIO –REIPVB, in ex. Dot ASISC


Ex: Silenos

Acquisition: 2004

Valens CE 364-378


AE 3, 19 x 17 mm, 3.55 g, c. CE 364-367
CHK 1295
O: diad bust r. DN VALEN-S PF AVG
R: emp with labarum, chi-rho in center, dragging captive rt. GLORIA RO-MANORVM
Star and A in right field and DBSISC in ex.

Ex: Silenos

Acquisition: 2004

Theodosius I CE 379-395



AE 2, 23 mm, 5.05 g, Aquileia mint , c. CE 379-383
CHK 1067, RCV 20497
O: diad bust r. DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG

R: emp with victory in left hand raising personification of the republic with rt., REPARATIO –REIPVB, in ex. SMAQP

Ex: Silenos

Acquisition: 2004

Map of the Roman Empire at the death of Theodosius I in CE 395

Byzantine; Maurice Tiberius CE 582-602


AE 40 Nummia, 27 x 28 mm, 11.19 g, Antioch mint, Yr. 12/CE 593-594

Sear 533

O: δN MAUrICNPAUT, facing portrait of emperor.

R: Large M with cross above, Γ below, ANNO to left and XII to right, thεUP in ex.

Acquisition: 2004 sold: 2007

Byzantine; Leo VI CE 886-912


AE follis, 27 mm, 4.56 g,

Sear 1729v

O: cross, LEOn bASILEUS ROM’, facing portrait of emperor.

R: Inscription reading , cross LEOn/En ΘEO bA/SILEVS R/OMEOn

Acquisition: 2004 sold: 2007

Jovian CE 363-364

AE 3, 19 mm, 2.75 g, Heraclea mint, c. CE 363
CHK 1912 v, RIC 108 S
O: diad bust l. DN IOVIANVS PF AVG
R: VOT/V in wreath, in ex HERACB

Ex: Silenos

Acquisition: 2004

Gratian CE 367-383


AE 2, 23.5 mm, 4.45 g, Aquileia mint , c. CE 379-383
CHK 1064v, RIC X AQ 30a Rare
O: diad bust r. DN GRATIANVS PF AVG

R: emp with victory in left hand raising personification of the republic with rt., REPARATIO –REIPVB, in ex. SMAQS


Ex: Silenos

Acquisition: 2004

Constans CE 337-350


AE ½ Centenionalis, 19 mm, 2.02 g, Siscia mint, c. CE 348-350

RIC VIII Siscia 230 (C2)

O: diad bust r. DN CONSTA-NS PF AVG

R: Constans in galley with labarum, galley piloted by Victory sailing l. FEL TEMP-REPARATIO in ex. ΓSIS

Ex: Silenos

Acquisition: 2004