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(AD 38-64) Polemo II - Drachm386 viewsPolemo II, with Tryphanae, ca 38-64 AD. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.11g, 2h). Diademed head of Polemo right / Legend in four lines within diadem. Good Fine, toned.
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(AD 38-64) Polemo II - Drachm345 viewsPolemo II, with Tryphanae, ca 38-64 AD. AR Drachm (19mm, 3.33g, 12h). Struck ca 50s AD. Diademed bust of Polemo right / BACI/ΛICCHC/ TPYΦAI/NHC in four lines; all within diadem with ties at bottom. Good Fine, toned, several cuts on edge. Rare.
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(AD 38-64) Polemo II - Drachm RY14634 viewsPolemo II, with Agrippina Junior(?), 38-64 AD. AR Drachm (3.59g, 1h). Dated RY 14 (51/2 AD). Diademed head of Polemo right / Diademed and draped bust of Agrippina Junior right; IΔ (date) to right. VF, toned, minor hairline flan crack, scratch under tone on reverse. Very rare.

Burnett in RPC I identified the female on these drachms as Antonia Tryphonaea, mother of Polemo II, based on the portrait’s similarity to silver and bronze issues which also bear her name. These drachms, however, have no such identifying legend and from the known regnal dates, were struck during the period AD 49-54. Stylistically, they fit within the series bearing clearly identifiable portraits of Claudius and Nero, as well as two examples, dated AD 55/6 and AD 56/7, with a portrait which Burnett tentatively identified as that of Britannicus. As Polemo owed his installation as king to Agrippina Junior’s brother, Caligula, it is quite possible that Claudius’ marriage to his benefactor’s sister in AD 49 prompted him to begin striking these coins which continued, as evidenced by the regnal dates, during her period of influence at court.
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(AD 38-64) Polemo II - Drachm RY15369 viewsPolemo II, 38/9-64/5 AD, with Claudius. AR Drachm (3.17g). Dated 52/3 AD. BACIΛΕωC ΠΟΛΕΜωΝΟC, diademed head of Polemo II right / Laureate head of Claudius right, ETOYC behind, IE before. Some minor porosity, aEF.
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(AD 38-64) Polemo II - Drachm RY15375 viewsPolemo II, with Claudius, 38-64 AD. AR Drachm (3.41g). Dated RY 15 (52/3 AD). ETOYC / IE, laureate head of Claudius right / ΒΑC/ΙΛΕΩC / ΠΟΛΕΜ/ΩΝΟC in four lines within tied diadem. Good VF, toned. Rare.
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(AD 38-64) Polemo II - Drachm RY18400 viewsPolemo II, with Nero, 38-64 AD. AR Drachm (17mm, 3.91g, 6h). Dated RY 18 of Polemo II (55/6 AD). Diademed head of Polemo right / Laureate head of Nero right; ЄTOYC IH (date) in fields. EF.
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(AD 38-64) Polemo II - Drachm RY19262 viewsPolemo II, 38-63 AD. AR Drachm (3.38g), dated year 19 (56/7 AD). Diademed head of Polemo / ΕΤΟΥC ΙΘ, laureate head of Nero. Toned VF.
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(AD 38-64) Polemo II - Drachm RY19301 viewsPolemo II, 38-64 AD. AR Drachm (17.5mm, 3.15g, 3h). Dated RY 19 (56/7 AD). BACIΛEWC ΠOΛEMWNOC, diademed head of Polemo right / ΕΤΟΥC ΙΘ, laureate head of Nero right. gVF.
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(AD 38-64) Polemo II - Drachm RY19358 viewsPolemo II, with Nero, 38-64 AD. AR Drachm (19mm, 3.66g, 6h). Dated RY 19 (56/7 AD). Diademed head of Polemo II right / Laureate head of Nero right. VF, minor scratches under tone. Brace coll.
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(AD 38-64) Polemo II - Drachm RY20254 viewsPolemo II, with Nero, 37/8-41 AD. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.51g, 6h). Year 20 (57/8 AD). [B]ACIΛEWC ΠOΛEMWNOC, diademed head of Polemo right / ETOYC K, laureate head of Nero right; date in legend. Toned VF, minor porosity, old scrape on Nero's cheek.
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(AD 38-64) Polemo II - Drachm RY20304 viewsPolemo II, with Nero. 37/8-41 AD. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.66g, 6h). Dated RY 20 (57/8 AD). Diademed head of Polemo right / Laureate head of Nero right; date in legend. VF.
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(AD 38-64) Polemo II - Drachm RY20421 viewsPolemo II, with Nero, 54-68 AD. AR Drachm (3.55g, 6h). Uncertain mint in Pontus. Dated RY 20 (57/8 AD). BACILEwC POLEMwNOC, diademed head of Polemo right / ETOYC K, laureate head of Nero right. VF, toned, slight die shift on reverse. Strickhausen coll.
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(BC 8-AD 23) Pythodoris - Drachm198 viewsPythodoris, 8 BC-22/23 AD. AR Drachm (3,56g, 19mm). Uncertain mint. Dated CY 60 (unknown era). Laureate head of Augustus right / BAΣIΛIΣΣA ΠYΘOΔΩPIΣ ETOYΣ Ξ, Capricorn right. Minor scratches on obverse, minor corrosion. Very rare. VF.
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(BC 36-AD 17) Archelaos - Drachm516 viewsArchelaos Philopatris Ktistes, 36 BC-17 AD. AR Drachm (18mm, 3.72g, 1h). Dated RY 42 (AD 5/6). Diademed head right; fillet border / Club; M-B (date) across field. Good VF, lightly toned. Harlick Coll., purchased in 2006 from F. Kovacs. Ex Numismatica Ars Classica P (5/2005), lot 1581.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - Tetradrachm573 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.62g), minted in Pamphylia, Side. Head of Athena right, wearing Corinthian helmet / ΒΑΣΙ-[ΛΕΩΣ] ΑΜΥΝ-ΤΟΥ, Nike standing left, holding scepter. VF.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - Tetradrachm547 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.77g). Head of Athena right, wearing crested Corinthian helmet; monogram behind / ΒΑΣΙ-ΛΕΩ[Σ] ΑΜΥΝ-Τ[ΟΥ], Nike advancing left, holding sceptre entwined with diadem; IB before. Toned, good VF, light porosity. Scarce. Ex Ready Coll. (Feuardent, 6/1919), lot 536.

Amyntas saw service as an auxiliary commander in the Roman army of Brutus and Cassius. He gained the favor of Mark Antony and was granted the Kingdom of Galatia, but deserted Antony before Actium, aligning himself with Octavian. He died in battle in 25 BC and his kingdom was annexed as a Roman province.
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(BC 37-25) Amyntas - Tetradrachm551 viewsAmyntas, 36-25 BC. AR Tetradrachm (15.62g, 12h). Helmeted head of Athena right / ΒΑΣΙ-ΛΕΩ[Σ] ΑΜΥΝ-ΤΟΥ, Nike advancing left, holding sceptre adorned with diadem. Good VF, toned, light cleaning marks in field on reverse. Rare.
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Aigeai (AD 117-138) Hadrian - Tridrachm337 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Tridrachm (8.95g). Year ZOP=177=130/131 AD. AYTOKP KAICA TRAIANOC AΔPIANOC CEB ΠΠ, bust laureate right with bare chest, fold of cloak on left shoulder / ETOYΣ ZOP AIΓEAIΩN, diademed, draped bust of Asclepius right, serpent-staff before bust, small goat below.
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Aigeai (AD 117-138) Tetradrachm - Hadrian330 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Tetradrachm (13.16g, 6h), dated Caesarean Era 180 (133/4 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΕΤΟVΣ ΠΡ, eagle standing facing on harpe, head right; goat kneeling right in exergue. Attractive very fine.
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Aigeai (AD 117-138) Tetradrachm - Hadrian165 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Tetradrachm (13.20g, 23mm). Dated Year 164 (117/8 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right / Bust of Perseus right, harpa over shoulder; goat below, date to left. VF.
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Aigeai (AD 117-138) Tetradrachm - Hadrian196 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Tetradrachm (13.92g, 26mm, 6h). Dated CY 178 (131/2 AD). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery / Eagle standing facing, head and tail right, on harpa, with wings spread; in exergue, goat right; HOP (date) in legend. Near VF. Apparently a new date for this series. Unpublished and unique.
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Aigeai (AD 117-138) Tridrachm - Hadrian401 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Tridrachm (9.75g), struck 130-131 AD. AVTOKP KAICA TPAIANOC AΔPIANOC CЄB Π Π, laureate and draped bust right / AIΓEAIΩN, ETOYΣ ZOP, draped bust of Hygieia capite velato right, snake eating out of phiale to right, goat below. Very rare, VF.
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Aigeai (AD 117-138) Tridrachm - Hadrian 101 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Tridrachm (11.28g, 23mm, 12h). Dated CY 164 (117/8 AD). Laureate bust of Hadrian right, slight drapery on far shoulder / Amaltheia standing facing, head right, holding cornucopia and infant Zeus, holding wreath; at feet to right, goat kneeling right, head left. Near VF, lightly toned. Rare.
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Aigeai (AD 117-138) Tridrachm - Hadrian & Alexander the Great261 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Tridrachm (9.66g), struck August 11 to November 5, 117 AD. ΑΥΤΟΚΡΑ ΚΑΙCΑΡ ΤΡΑΙΑ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟC, laureate head right / ΕΤΟΥC ΓΞΡ ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ, diademed head of Alexander the Great right, goat below. VF.
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Aigeai (AD 117-138) Tridrachm - Hadrian & Sabina501 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Tridrachm (10.13g). struck 133-134 AD. ΑΥΤΟΚΡ ΚΑΙΣ ΤΡΑΙ-ΑΝΟΣ ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟ ΣΕΒ Π Π, draped bust left / ΣΑΒΙΝΑ ΣΕΒΑ ΑΙΓΕΑΙΩΝ ΠΡ, draped bust right wearing stephane, goat below. Rare, VF.
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Aizanis (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian395 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.91g, 7h). Struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Jupiter standing left, holding eagle and scepter. VF. Overstruck on an uncertain cistophorus of Trajan.
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Aizanis (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm Hadrian344 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.60g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Jupiter standing left, holding eagle and sceptre. VF, traces of porosity.
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Amisos (AD 117-138) Didrachm - Hadrian550 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Didrachm (5.94 g, 21mm, 6h). Dated CY 163 (131/2 AD). Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Tyche seated left, holding rudder set on head left in right hand, cornucopia in left. VF, toned, minor green deposits. Rare.
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Amisos (AD 117-138) Drachm - Hadrian488 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Drachm (2.56g, 19mm, 7h). Dated CY 163 (AD 131/2). Laureate and draped bust right, seen from behind / Athena standing left, holding Nike and shield set on ground. VF, toned, some light porosity.
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Amisos (AD 117-138) Drachm - Hadrian141 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Drachm (2.41g, 19mm, 7h). Dated CY 168 (136/7 AD). Bareheaded bust left, slight drapery / Demeter standing left, holding phiale and torch. Good VF, toned, minor graffiti in reverse field. Rare.
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Amisos (AD 117-138) Drachm - Hadrian122 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Drachm (3.03g, 18mm, 6h). Dated CY 165 (133/4 AD). Laureate head right / Demeter standing left, holding grain ears and long torch. VF, lightly toned. Spradling Coll.
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Amisos (AD 128-137) Drachm - Sabina205 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-137 AD. AR Drachm (2.3g). CEBACTH CABINA, diademed and draped bust right / AMICOY EΛEYΘEPAC ETOYC [...], Hermes standing left, holding bag and caduceus; date illegible. VF.
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Amisos (AD 128-137) Drachm - Sabina254 viewsSabina, Augusta, 128-137 AD. AR Drachm (2.6g, 14mm). CABEINA CEBACTH, diademed and draped bust right / AMICOV EΛEYΘEPAC ETOVC PΞZ, Hera standing with patera. VF.
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Amisos (AD 136-138) Drachm - Aelius590 viewsAelius, as Caesar, 136-138 AD. AR Drachm (2.57g). Year 182 = 137 AD. Λ ΑΙΛΙΟC ΚΑΙCAP Head bare r. / AMICOV EΛEVΘΕPAC ETOVC PΞΘ Aequitas / Dikaiosyne standing left holding scales and cornucopia. Quite rare: only eleven specimens included in J.H. Nordbo’s corpus, “The Imperial Silver Coinage of Amisus, 131/2-137/8 A.D.”, Studies in Ancient History and Numismatics Presented to Rudi Thomsen, p. 170. Fine.
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Amisos (AD 138) Drachm - Antoninus Pius9 viewsAntoninus Pius, as Caesar, 138 AD. AR Drachm (3.40g). Dated CY 169 (137/8 AD). Bare-headed draped bust right / Tyche standing left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left. Toned VF.
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Chios (AD 38-72) Drachm436 viewsAntiochos IV of Commagene, 38-72 AD. AR Drachm (2.81g, 9h). Reduced Attic standard. Phesi-, magistrate. Struck ca 60 AD. Sphinx seated left, holding wreath; ΦΗΣΙ in exergue / Amphora within wreath. VF, toned, porous. Extremely rare, only five examples in RPC. The last silver issue of Chios.
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Cyprus Uncertain (AD 69-79) Tetradrachm - Vespasian716 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Tetradrachm (13.39g), struck 76-77 AD. AVTOKPATΩP OVЄCΠACIANOC KAICAP, laureate head left / ЄTOVC NЄOV IЄPOV, temple of Aphrodite in Paphos, H in exergue. Light toning, VF.
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Cyprus Uncertain (AD 69-79) Tetradrachm - Vespasian117 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.88g, 12h), struck 75-76 AD. AVTOKPATΩP OVЄCΠACIANOC KAICAP, laureate head left / ЄTOVC NЄOV IЄPOV H, Zeus Salaminios standing facing, holding patera in right hand, left hand resting on a short scepter; eagle on left arm, VF. Tricarico coll.
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Cyprus Uncertain (AD 198-217) Tetradrachm - Caracalla838 viewsCaracalla, 198-217 AD. AR Tetradrachm (16.11g, 12h). Laureate head right / DHMRC EX VPATOC TO D, eagle standing facing on grain ear, head left, wreath in beak. Good VF.
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Elaiousa-Sebaste (BC 40) Tetradrachm439 viewsca 40 BC. AR Tetradrachm (16.39g). Veiled, turreted head of Tyche right, wearing pendant earring / EΛΑIΟΥΣΙΩN THΣ IEΡAΣ KAI AΥTONOMOΥ, goddess standing left, holding tiller, ΔΙΟΚ monogram above aphlaston in outer left field, IΞI in inner left field, wreath border. Extremely rare. Very fine/extremely fine. Prieur counts only seven known tetradrachms of Elaeusa. He refers to just a single issue of these coins, but the variant controls on SNG Paris 1152 seem to point to a second.
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Ephesos (AD 41-54) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Claudius891 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.30g, 6h), struck ca 41-42 AD. Bare head left / Temple of Diana Ephesia: cult statue of Diana of Ephesus within tetrastyle temple, pediment decorated with figures flanking a central table with disk above, two tables and recumbent figures in angles. Good VF, toned.
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Ephesos (AD 41-54) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Claudius545 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.90g, 7h), struck ca 41-42 AD. Bare head left; c/m: IMP (ligate) VES AV(AV ligate) at base of neck / Temple of Diana Ephesia: cult statue of Diana of Ephesus within tetrastyle temple, pediment decorated with figures flanking a central table with disk above, two tables and recumbent figures in angles. Good Fine.
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Ephesos (AD 41-54) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Claudius & Agrippina II255 viewsClaudius and Agrippina Junior, 41-51 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.28g). 51 AD. TI CLAVD CAES AVG AGRIPP AVGVSTA, jugate heads of Claudius and Agrippina right / DIANA EPHESIA, cult statue of Artemis Ephesia. Rare. Toned, reverse small scratches, EF. Fritz Steinmetz coll.
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Ephesos (AD 41-54) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Claudius and Agrippina Junior455 viewsClaudius and Agrippina II, 49-54 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.84g, 6h). Struck circa 50-51 AD. Laureate head of Claudius right / Draped bust of Agrippina right. Fine, light graffiti (VR and Z) in fields.
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Ephesos (AD 69-79) Denarius - Vespasian505 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (3.12g, 18.20mm). IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TRP PP, laureate head right / CONCORDIA- AVG, Cerus seated left, hoding corn-ears and poppy, and cornucopia; [BY]. Almost extremely fine.
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Ephesos (AD 69-79) Denarius - Vespasian184 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (2.93g, 18mm, 12h) Struck 71 AD. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P PP, laureate head right / LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS, Titus and Domitian veiled, togate, standing front (heads left) each with patera; in exergue EPE. VF. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 69-79) Denarius - Vespasian 267 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (2.85g). Struck 70 AD. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG [COS II..PM] TRPPP, laureate head right / LIBERI IM[P AVG VES]PAS, bare confronted heads of Titus right and Domitian left, mintmark Φ in right field.
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Ephesos (AD 69-79) Denarius - Vespasian129 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (2.96g, 19mm, 6h). Struck 74 AD. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS V TR P PP, laureate head right / PACI AVGVSTAE (from high right), Victory advancing right, with wreath and palm; at lower right, star. EF. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 69-79) Denarius - Vespasian136 viewsVespasian, 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (2.79g, 16.49mm, 6h). Struck 71 AD. IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, laureate head right / PACI ORB TERR AVG, Female turreted head right; mint symbol BY under the neck. F. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 79-91) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Julia Titi527 viewsJulia Titi, daughter of Titus. Augusta, 79-91 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.04g, 6h). Struck under Domitian, ca 81-82 AD. Draped bust right / Vesta seated left, holding palladium and sceptre. VF, toned, atttractive. Very rare. Ex CNG 58 (9/2001), lot 1151. While no decisive evidence exists for the location of the mint of the cistophori during the reigns of Vespasian through Trajan, the style, legends, and, in particular, the consistent die axis point to Rome, suggesting that these coins were minted in the capital and then sent to Asia for local use.
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Ephesos (AD 81-96) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Domitian195 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD, struck 82 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (25mm, 10.58g, 6h). IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG P M COS VIII, Laureate head right / CAPIT RESTIT, Temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus containing statues of Juno, Jupiter and Minerva; pediment decorated with anguipede monster, facing quadriga at apex of roof. gF, small flan. Scarce. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 81-96) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Domitian186 viewsDomitian, as Caesar under Titus, struck 80-81 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (27mm, 10.95g, 6h). CAES DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right / PRINC IVVENTVT, Domitian on horse galloping left, raising hand and holding scepter. Good Fine, a few faint scratches. Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 81-96) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Domitian194 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD, struck 95 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (26mm, 10.22g, 6h). IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG, laureate head right / ROME ET AVG (in entablature), G (in exergue),
temple with two columns, enclosing Augustus, standing front, to left, with spear, crowned by Roma to right, with cornucopiae. Nice VF/Fine. Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 81-96) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Domitian158 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (25mm, 10.70g, 5h), struck 82 AD. IMP CAESAR DOMITIANVS AVG, Laureate head right / No legend, Aquila between two standards, one surmounted by a banner, the other by a hand. Fine. Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 81-96) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Domitian132 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (26mm, 10.59g, 6h), struck 82 AD. IMP CAESAR DOMITIAN AVG P M COS VIII, laureate head right / No legend, legionary eagle between two standards, one surmounted by banner and the other surmounted by hand. Fine. Scarce. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 81-96) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Domitian267 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD, struck 82 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (25mm, 10.16g, 6h). IMP CAES DOMITIANVS, Laureate head right / AVG GERM, Six corn-ears. Good Fine. Scarce. Tricarico coll.; ex Winokur coll.
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Ephesos (AD 81-96) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Domitian107 viewsDomitian, as Caesar under Titus, struck 80-81 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (26mm, 11.06g, 6h). CAES DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII, laureate head right / DIVO VESP, Altar. Very Fine. Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 81-96) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Domitian188 viewsDomitian, 81-96 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (30mm, 10.23g, 6h), struck 95 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII IMP XXII, laureate head right / COS XVII CENS P P P / G (in exergue), legionary eagle between two standards, one surmounted by banner and the other surmounted by hand. Near Extra Fine. Scarce. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 81-96) Denarius - Domitian147 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, struck 71 AD. AR Denarius (19mm, 2.71g, 6h). DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F, Laureate head right, bust draped and cuirassed / PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory advancing right, with wreath and palm; at lower right "EPE". VF, Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 81-96) Denarius - Domitian142 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, struck 71 AD. AR Denarius (19mm, 2.71g, 6h). DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F, Laureate head right, bust draped and cuirassed / AVG; below "EPE" (very faint), oak wreath. VF, Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 81-96) Denarius - Domitian87 viewsDomitian, as Caesar, struck 71 AD. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.26g, 6h). DOMITIANVS CAESAR AVG F, laureate head right, bust draped and cuirassed / PACI ORB TERR AVG, "EPE" in exergue. VF, Rare. Tricarico coll.
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Ephesos (AD 82-96) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Domitia560 viewsDomitia, wife of Domitian. Augusta, 82-96 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.06g, 6h). Ephesus (or Rome) mint. Struck 82 AD. Draped bust right / Venus standing right, leaning on cippus, holding helmet and sceptre. Near VF, toned. Rare. Ex CNG 60 (5/2002), lot 1630. While no decisive evidence exists for the location of the mint of the cistophori during the reigns of Vespasian through Trajan, the style, legends, and, in particular, the consistent die axis point to Rome, suggesting that these coins were minted in the capital and then sent to Asia for local use.
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian456 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.93g, 6h), struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / DIANA EPHESIA, cult statue of Diana (Artemis) Ephesia; stags at sides. VF.
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian384 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.85g, 6h), struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Temple of Diana (Artemis) Ephesia: ornate tetrastyle temple set on three-tiered base, pediment decorated with crescent above altar; cult statue of Diana within. VF. Overstruck on an uncertain cistophorus of Mark Antony and Octavia.
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian439 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.00g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed and draped bust right, seen from behind / Temple of Diana (Artemis) Ephesia: ornate tetrastyle temple set on three-tiered base, pediment decorated with figures; cult statue of Diana within. VF. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Mark Antony and Octavia.
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian422 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.25g, 6h), struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed and draped bust right / Temple of Diana (Artemis) Ephesia: ornate tetrastyle temple set on three-tiered base, pediment decorated with figures; cult statue of Diana within. VF, light graffiti in obverse field.
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian335 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.56g, 7h), struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Fortuna Ephesia standing left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. VF, area of light porosity. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus.
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian353 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.52g, 6h). Struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed and draped bust right, seen from behind / Jupiter (Zeus) Olympius seated left, holding statuette of Diana Ephesia and sceptre. VF, area of minor porosity on reverse. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus.
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian396 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.76g, 6h), struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Cult statue of Diana (Artemis) Leucophryne(?) crowned with wreaths by flanking Nikai; eagles at sides. VF. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Augustus. Extremely rare, only three specimens cited by Metcalf.
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian393 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.47g, 5h), struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Cult statue of Diana (Artemis) Ephesia; stags at sides. VF, trace of light toning on obverse.
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian363 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.73g, 12h), struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Aesculapius standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff. VF, light scratches in fields.
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Ephesos (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian362 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.03g, 1h). Struck after 128 AD. Bare head right / Aesculapius standing left, leaning on serpent-entwined staff; c/m: IMP (ligate) VES AV(AV ligate) G in incuse. VF. Overstruck on an uncertain cistophorus which bore the IMP VES AVG countermark. The countermark was present on the undertype and was not obliterated by the overstrike.
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Ephesos (BC 42-39) Tetradrachm18 viewsEphesus(?). L. Sempronius Atratinus(?). Quaestor, ca 42-39 BC. AR Tetradrachm (11.48g, 24mm, 5h). Cistophoric type. Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Two serpents entwined around bow and bowcase; above, ATPA monogram; Q to left, lit torch to right. Good VF, struck off center. RBW Coll.
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Ephesos (BC 55-53) Cistophoric Tetradrachm596 viewsC. Pulcher, Proconsul, 55-53 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (27mm, 12.29g). Aretemon, magistrate, dated year 81 (53 BC). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Bow case between two serpents; ΠA (date), EΦE and bee left, torch right, APTEMΩN below. Fine, Rare.
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Ephesos (BC 58-57) Tetradrachm114 viewsT. Ampius T.f. Balbus. Proconsul, 58-57 BC. AR Tetradrachm (11.64g, 26mm, 12h). Cistophoric type. Hermias and Kaiustrios, magistrates. Dated year 77 (58/7 BC). Cista mystica with serpent; all within ivy wreath / Two serpents flanking tripod on which stands Apollo to left, holding branch in right hand, leaning left elbow on column; T • A–MPI • T • F/PRO–COS across upper field, OZ/EΦE to left, torch to right, ЄPMIAC/KAIYCTPIO[C] below. Good VF, numerous scratches. Rare.
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Ephesos (BC 122-121) Tetradrachm535 viewsC. Atinius C.f., Praetor, 122-121 BC. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (12.55g, 12h). Dated CY 13 (122/1 BC). Cista mystica within ivy wreath / Bow case between two serpents; IG and caduceus above, torch to left. Near VF. Extremely rare, fewer than ten known.

The earliest Roman cistophoric tetradrachm. T.R.S. Broughton, in The Magistrates of the Roman Republic 3. Supplement (1986), identified this praetor as C. Atinius Labeo, who is best known for attempting to have the censor (and hero of the Fourth Macedonian War) Q. Caecilius Metellus Macedonicus thrown off the Tarpeian Rock for expelling him from the Senate (see Livy, Per. LIX.10).
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Eumeneia (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm Hadrian252 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.87g, 1h), struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed and draped bust right / Apollo standing left, holding raven and labrys. Good VF, reverse double struck. Overstruck on a cistophorus of Mark Antony and Octavia. Extremely rare.
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Eumeneia (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm Hadrian241 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.35g, 1h). Eumeneia mint. Struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed and draped bust right / Legionary aquila between two standards containing vexilla. VF. Overstruck on an uncertain cistophorus.
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Hierapolis (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian284 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (11.22g, 6h). Struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed and draped bust right / Apollo Citharoedus standing right, holding plectrum and lyre. VF, a few scratches. Overstruck on an uncertain cistophorus.
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Hierapolis (AD 117-138) Cistophoric Tetradrachm - Hadrian303 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Cistophoric Tetradrachm (10.82g, 7h). Struck after 128 AD. Bare-headed and draped bust right / Great God right on horseback, holding labrys over shoulder. VF. Overstruck on an uncertain cistophorus. Extremely rare and unpublished.
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Hierapolis (AD 117-138) Didrachm - Hadrian135 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Didrachm (20-23mm, 6.41g). AΔPIANOC CEBACTOC, laureate and draped bust to right, seen from behind / YΠATOC Γ ΠATHP ΠATPIΔOC, Tyche seated to left on throne, holding conucopiae and rudder. Very rare. VF.
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Hierapolis (AD 117-138) Drachm - Hadrian25 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Drachm (2.36g, 19mm). ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СΕRΑСΤΟС, laureate and draped bust right / ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙΔΟС, Tyche standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia. gVF. Extremely rare, with RPC citing just three examples.
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Hierapolis (AD 117-138) Drachm - Hadrian15 viewsHadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Drachm (3.09g, 18mm). ΑΔΡΙΑΝΟС СЄΒΑСΤΟС, laureate head right / ΥΠΑΤΟС Γ ΠΑΤΗΡ ΠΑΤΡΙ, Tyche seated left on throne, holding rudder and cornucopia. Very rare. VF.
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Kaisareia (AD 14-37) Drachm - Tiberius1695 viewsTiberius, 14-37 AD. AR Drachm (2.89g), struck 17-32 AD. TIBEPIOΣ KAIΣAR ΣEBAΣTOΣ, laureate head right / ΘEOY ΣEBAΣTOYU YIOΣ, radiate Helios with scepter and globe standing on mount Argaios. Rare. Lightly toned, VF.
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Kaisareia (AD 14-37) Drachm - Tiberius & Drusus 220 viewsTiberius, with Drusus Caesar, 14-37 AD. AR Drachm (3.79g, 18mm, 12h). Struck 33-34 AD. TI • CAES • AVG I M (TR) P XXXV, laureate head of Tiberius right / [DRVSVS • C]AES • TI • AVG • F • COS • II • R • P , bare head of Drusus left. Near EF, toned. Rare.
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Kaisareia (AD 33-34) Drachm - Tiberius and Drusus926 viewsTiberius, with Drusus. AR Drachm (3.74g, 11h), struck 33-34 AD. Laureate head of Tiberius right / Bare head of Drusus left. Superb EF, wonderful gold, gray, and iridescent toning. Rare, and with splendid portraits. From the RLS Collection. Ex Numismatic Fine Arts XX (3/1988), lot 100.
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Kaisareia (AD 33-38) Drachm - Divus Augustus and Germanicus937 viewsDivus Augustus and Germanicus, died 14 and 19 AD respectively. AR Drachm (3.63g, 1h), struck 33/4 or 37/8 AD. DIVVS AVGVS-T(?), radiate head of Augustus left / GERMANICVS C-ES TI AVGV COS II P[M(?)], bare head of Germanicus right, wearing beard. VF, light iridescent toning, good metal. The date of this issue remains uncertain. RPC places it late in Tiberius' reign, circa 33/4 AD, while the traditional dating, adopted by RIC and Sydenham, is in the first year of Caligula's reign, 37/8 AD.
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Kaisareia (AD 37-41) Drachm - Gaius (Galigula)871 viewsGaius (Galigula), 37-41 AD. AR Drachm (3.63g, 1h). Bare head right / IMPERATOR P M A[VGV]R TR POT, simpulum and lituus. VF, light iridescent toning, good metal. Very rare.
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Kaisareia (AD 41-54) Didrachm - Claudius752 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AR Didrachm (7.48g, 12h). Laureate head left / DE BRITANNIS in exergue, Claudius, holding reins and scepter, in triumphal quadriga right. Near EF, toned. Rare. The didrachm was introduced during the reign of Claudius. The reverse type portrays a powerful piece of political propaganda; namely, Claudius returning triumphantly from Britain.
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Kaisareia (AD 41-54) Didrachm - Claudius437 viewsClaudius, 41-54 AD. AR Didrachm (7.57g, 22mm, 12h). Struck circa AD 43-48. TI • CLAVD • CAESAR AVG • GERM • P • M • TR • P, laureate head left / P P/ OB CIVES/ SERVATOS in three lines within wreath. Good VF, toned. Rare. From Group CEM. Ex Münzen & Medaillen FPL 388 (4/1977), no. 35.
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Kaisareia (AD 54-68) Didrachm - Nero & Agrippina II696 viewsNero, with Agrippina Junior, 54-68 AD. AR Didrachm (7.41g, 20mm, 12h). Struck 54-56 AD. Laureate head of Nero right / Veiled bust of Agrippina right, wearing stephane. Good VF. Rare and with a lovely portrait of Agrippina.
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Kaisareia (AD 54-68) Didrachm - Nero and Divus Claudius749 viewsNero and Divus Claudius, 54-68 AD. AR Didrachm (7.31g, 20mm), struck 63-65 AD. Laureate head of Nero right / Laureate head of Claudius right. Minor obverse flan flaw, good very fine.
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Kaisareia (AD 54-68) Didrachm - Nero and Divus Claudius182 viewsNero, with Divus Claudius. 54-68 AD. AR Didrachm (5.56g, 21mm, 6h). Subsidiary Group. Possibly struck in Pontus. Struck circa 63-65 AD. NERO CLΛVD DI CLΛVD F CΛESΛR ΛVG GERMΛ, laureate head of Nero right / DIVOS CLΛVD ΛVGVST GERMΛNIC PΛTER ΛV, laureate head of Divus Claudius right. Good VF, toned, slightly granular surfaces. Ex Tan Coll. Ex CNG 57 (4/ 2001), lot 836; Sternberg X (11/1980), lot 298.
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Kaisareia (AD 54-68) Drachm - Nero and Agrippina II776 viewsNero and Agrippina II, 54-68 AD. AR Drachm (3.09g), struck 58-9 AD. NERO CLAVD DIV[I CLAVD F CAESAR AVG] GERMANI, laureate head of Nero right, countermark in right field / AGRIPPIN[A AVGVSTA] MATER AVGVSTI, draped bust of Agrippina II right, stacked KK behind head. Very rare: RPC lists only fifteen Caesarean drachms of Nero and Agrippina of all varieties, and only one, in BM, of this exact variety, with letters K K and Agrippina's unveiled head right on reverse. The K K probably stands for "Koinon of Cappadocia". The oddly shaped countermark on obverse, showing two objects resembling a minnow and a flounder, is apparently unpublished, since not mentioned in RPC or Howgego's book on countermarks. Fine+/VF.
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Kaisareia (AD 54-68) Hemidrachm - Nero561 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AR Hemidrachm (1.74g, 13mm, 12h). Laureate head right / Nike standing right, right foot on globe, inscribing shield set on knee. Near EF, toned, obverse slightly off center.
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Kaisareia (AD 54-68) Hemidrachm - Nero474 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AR Hemidrachm (1.74g, 14mm, 12h). Struck ca 63 AD. Laureate head right / ARME NIAC across field, Nike advancing right. Good VF.
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Kaisareia (AD 54-68) Hemidrachm - Nero169 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AR Hemidrachm (1.49g, 12h). Dated RY 10 (63/64 AD). Laureate head right / Mount Argaeus; on summit, male figure holding globe and spear. Rare. VF.
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Kaisareia (AD 54-68) Hemidrachm - Nero127 viewsNero, 54-68 AD. AR Irregular Hemidrachm (1.56g, 13-14mm, 12h). Undated. Not legible inscription. Laureate head of Nero to right / Victory, half-draped, standing to right; right foot on globe; she inscribes shield resting on her knee. A.K. coll.
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Kaisareia (AD 69-79) Didrachm - Vespasian286 viewsVespasian, with Domitian as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AR Didrachm (6.83g, 21mm, 12h). Dated RY 9 (76/7 AD). Laureate head of Vespasian right / ΔOMITIVNOC KAICAP CЄBAC YIO ЄT Θ, Domitian, togate, standing slightly left, holding olive branch. VF, toned. Rare variety. From the Sierra Coll. Ex Münzen und Medaillen GmbH 19 (5/2006), lot 261.
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Kaisareia (AD 69-79) Didrachm - Vespasian275 viewsVespasian, with Titus as Caesar, 69-79 AD. AR Didrachm (7.16g, 23mm, 12h). Dated RY 9 (AD 77/8). Laureate head right / Titus, laureate and in military outfit, standing facing, holding spear and parazonium; ЄT Θ (date) in exergue. VF, toned. Rare. Bruce R. Brace Coll.
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