ISLAMIC/Ghaznavid; Mahmud CE 997-1030

AR Yamini Dirham, 2.88 g, Ghazna mint  AH 395/CE 1004-1005

Album 1609

EX: William F. Spengler Collection


FRANCE, Provincial. Angoulême. Time of Guillaume V-Hugues I. c. CE 1170-1245.

 BI Denier (18mm, 0.81 g, 6h). La Marche mint. Struck in the name of Louis VII, VIII, or IX.

Poey d'Avant 2663
Duplessy,Féodales 947
Roberts 4361

O: + LODOICVS (S horizontal), cross pattée
R: + EGOLISSIME (Ss horizontal), cross, three arms ending in circles, fourth ending in crescent.

EX: CIVRAC HOARD (2000)  deposition sometime in the first half of the 13th century CE.

Greece/Seleucid; Antiochus VIII Grypos BCE 121-96

AE   mm,   g, Antioch mint, c. BCE 121-120
O: radiate hd of Antiochus r
R: eagle stg l sceptre in bkgd BAΣΙΛΕΩΣ ANTIOXOY on r, on l. [EΠ]ΙΦΑΝ[ΟΥΣ]
control off flan, beneath eagle S.E. Date off flan

ISLAMIC/Abbasid; al-Mansur CE 754-775

AV Dinar 4.24 g, 18 mm, 7h, possibly Madinat as-Salam (Baghdad) mint, AH 157/CE 773-4

Album 212

Ex: Stephen Album Auction 2 (2 Dec 2007) lot 1102 


ISLAMIC/Umayyad; Hisham CE 724-743

AR Dirham, 2.63 g (clipped), Ifriqiyya mint AH 118/CE 736-737

Album 137 (scarce)

O: Shahada, Bismillah duriba hadhad-Dirham b-Ifriqiyya sanah thaman ashr wa mi'ya

ROMAN/Constantius I, as Caesar CE 293-305

AE Follis, 27 mm, 8.53 g, London mint, c. CE 300

RIC 22
RCV 14034 var.

O: CONSTANTIVSNOBC, laur cuir bust of Constantius r.

R: GENIOPOPV-LIROMANI, Genius stg facing with hd left, holding patera in right hand and cornucopia in left.

A Century Old Italian Coin with Classical Pretensions

Italy 20 Centesimi, 1914-R KM#44
series ran from 1908-1935, mintage in 1914 was 14,308,000

It's sad that nothing in our pockets these days resembles a work of art even one with pretensions.


Recuerdos de Espana; Examples of the portraiture of Juan Carlos 1975-2014

the top two coins were acquired in Irun, Spain in 1990 during a visit from the Pays Basque in France.
KM 808, 831 & 1046


"New Archaeological & Numismatic Evidence for the Persian Destruction of Jerusalem in 614 CE" from the ISRAEL EXPLORATION JOURNAL

A very interesting and compelling article about a hoard of Heraclian solidi used to support the thesis. A photo of an exemplar from the hoard is illustrated below and taken from the article:



ROMAN/Probus CE 276-282

AE Silvered Antoninianus, 3.99g, SERDICA mint, circa CE 277-281
RCV 12073 variety
RIC 880
REV: VIRTVS PROBI AVG/ KAΓ, emp on horseback rt spearing fallen barbarian