AR Denarius, 18 mm, 3.2 g Rome mint CE 70-71
RIC 46, RCV 2312, RSC 561
O: [IMP] CAES VESP AVG PM, laur bust r.
R: TRI POT, Vesta std l. holding simpulum.
Ex: North Suffolk Hoard (UK), 2009 PAS SF-413CE5 (deposit sometime after CE 83)
Ex: Morton & Eden Auction 49 (9 June 2011) portion of lot 348
“This hoard of 206 Roman silver coins was discovered by metal detector users John Halles and Norman Howard in April and May 2009. The coins appear to have been concealed in a small pit in the ground with no evidence of a container present. The earliest coins date to the 2nd century BC and the latest to the reign of Domitian, around AD 82-83. Of special interest are denarii of the Imperatorial period including issues of Pompey, Julius Caesar and Mark Antony as well as Imperial denarii of Augustus, Caligula, Claudius, Nero and the emperors of the Civil War of AD 68-69, Galba, Otho and Vitellius.
Nine coins have been purchased by the British Museum and the remainder are offered here. A synopsis of the hoard has been published in the 2010 edition of The Numismatic Chronicle, p. 409 no. 8. The coins are mainly offered in the condition in which they were discovered although some of the better preserved examples have been lightly cleaned to remove encrustation. All coins are identified in paper envelopes.” – from the Auction catalogue
Posted by JG at 16:03
AR Drachm, 18 mm, 4.2 g, 12h, Magnesia ad Meandrum mint c. BCE 282-225
Price 2009, Müller 1130
O: Hd of young Herakles r in lion skin hddress, 5 mm test cut diag at one o’clock
R: [A]ΛEΞANΔPOY on r, Zeus enthroned l., holding eagle and scepter .
Meander in ex, control to outer l field.
Posted by JG at 09:08
AR Drachm, 17mm, 3.96 g, 11h, Seleucia II mint c. BCE 296-295
SC 140.3 , HSC 29g (R1 though more likely an R2 due to ltd sources), ESM----
O: Hd of young Herakles r in lion skin hddress, dotted border
R: [Σ]EΛEYKOY on r, Zeus enthroned l., holding eagle and scepter, dotted border. Anchor with inverted flukes to outer left. Controls: Θ before Zeus’ legs and monogram under throne.
Posted by JG at 07:18
AE Follis, 10.01 g, 26 mm, 6 h, London mint c. CE 300-305
RIC VI, 6a, RCV 12760 var.
O: laur, cuir bust r. IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG
R: Genius stg l holding cornucopia and patera, [GENI]O P[O-]P ROMANI (visible but lightly struck and gouge in Genius’ midriff)
Ex: A.G. & S. Gillis, S. Yorkshire, England, purchased by Vogelaar 14 August 1992 for ₤ 11
Ex: J.S. Vogelaar (1949-2010) Collection #635
Ex: CNG EA 204 (11 Feb 2009) lot 295.2
Ex: Warren Esty (MT)
Posted by JG at 12:59