Sunday, July 15, 2018

5 Things You Need to Start Collecting Ancient Coins

5 Things You Need to Start Collecting Ancient Coins as a Beginner

  In this informative video, we are taught that there are 5 basic things that are a good idea to have for starting a coin collection. They are:
  1. Loupe
  2. Scales
  3. Ruler
  4. Coin Flips
  5. Reference books
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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Architecture on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins VIDEO Guide with RARE Collection

Architecture on Ancient Greek and Roman Coins Guide Collection

Guide designed to explore the range of the different types of ancient coins depicting Architectural types available on eBay

Ancient Greeks and Romans were both proud of the architectural achievements. The Greeks as an example would put their temples on their coins, sometimes with a statue of the god or goddess the city is known for. The Romans also had various different types of architecture they depicted on their coins, along with temples, they had arches, columns, bridges statues, city gates and camp gates. See authentic ancient Greek and Roman coins in my store:

Examples illustrating the various Architecture depicted on ancient coins

Below are ancient coins as shown in the video guide in the same order. It is designed to get you familiar with the types of coins and help you develop a sense of appreciation for those types. You can click on the pictures or other links and search my eBay store for examples of them.

CONSTANTIUS II 324AD Arelate Mint OPEN DOOR CAMP GATE Rare Roman Coin i51101

Constantius II -  Roman Emperor: 337-361 A.D. - Bronze AE3 20mm (2.67 grams) Arelate mint: 324-325 A.D. Reference: RIC 297 FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust left. VIRTVS CAESS Exe: QA(crescent)RL, Camp-gate with open doors and four turrets; star above.* Numismatic Note: Rare type with the open doors.

Constantine I The Great Ancient Roman Coin Military camp or bivouac gate i53257

Constantine I 'The Great' -  Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. - Bronze AE3 19mm (3.13 grams) Nicomedia mint 324-325 A.D. Reference: RIC 90 (VII, Nicomedia) CONSTANTINVSAVG - Laureate head right. PROVIDENTIAEAVGG Exe: SMNΓ - Camp gate with two turrets and star above.

ELAGABALUS 218AD Nicopolis ad Istrum CITY Wall GATE Ancient Roman Coin i42982

Elagabalus -  Roman Emperor: 218-222 A.D. - Bronze 26mm (11.45 grams) from the city of Nicopolis ad Istrum in Moesia Inferior Under magistrate Novius Rufus Laureate head right. VΠ NOBIOV POVΦOY NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPON,  City Gate.

CARACALLA 198AD Anchialus CITY GATE Architectural Ancient Roman Coin i24834

Caracalla - Roman Emperor: 198-217 A.D. - Bronze 29mm (11.42 grams) of Anchialus in Thrace Reference: Varbanov 318 AVP M AVR ANTΩNINO, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right. OVΛПIANΩN AΓXIAΛEΩN, city gate, flanked by two battlemented towers, three arches on wall.

TIBERIUS 14AD Emerita Augusta Ancient Spain City Gate Original Roman Coin i42053

Tiberius -  Roman Emperor: 14-37 A.D. - Bronze Dupondius 26mm (13.88 grams) of Emerita in Spain Reference: ACIP 3407a; RPC I 41; AB-1056 TI. CAESAR AVGVSTVS PON. MAX. IMP., Laureate head left. COL. AVGVSTA EMERITA, Main city gate city gate with view of city walls above.

EUNICE Queen after KOTYS I of BOSPORUS Jupiter Temple Ancient Greek Coin i53587

Kingdom of  Bosporus Eunice  - Queen as Sole Ruler after Kotys I circa 68-69 A.D. Bronze '24 Units' 24mm (8.03 grams) Struck circa 68-69 A.D. Reference: MacDonald 337; Anohin 371 Temple with five columns; KA ΠΕ either side. Wreath enclosing monogram of Eunice and denomination mark KΔ.

Roman Republic Volteius JUPITER TEMPLE Ancient Silver Coin Rare i20208

Roman Republic M. Volteius M. f. moneyer Silver Denarius 17mm (3.81 grams) Rome mint: 78 B.C. Reference: Volteia 1; B.M.C. 3154; Syd. 774; Craw. 385/1 Laureate head of Jupiter right. M . VOLTEI M . F . below temple of Jupiter Capitolinus.

TRANQUILLINA GORDIAN III wife Deultum Thrace ASCLEPIUS Temple Roman Coin i49815

Tranquillina - Roman Empress - Wife of  Gordian III - Roman Emperor: 238-244 A.D. - Bronze 22mm (6.91 grams) of  Deultum in  Thrace Reference: Yurukova, Bizye 416 SAB TRANQVILLINA AVG, diademed and draped bust of Tranquillina right. COL FL PAC DEVLT, tetrastyle (four column) temple with statue of  Asclepius standing facing, head left, leaning on  serpent-entwined (medical symbol) staff.

NERO 65AD Sestertius JANUS TEMPLE Gaming Token Ancient Roman Coin RARE i25127

Nero - Roman Emperor: 54-68 A.D. - Bronze Sestertius 'Game Token' 34mm (19.84 grams) Rome mint: 65 A.D. Reference: C 146. BMC 319. RIC 438. CBN 73 NERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P Laureate head right, with globe at point of bust. PACE P R TERRA MARIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT S – C View of the temple of Janus, door to right, decorated with garland.* Numismatic Note: This coin has been cut in half practically to turn it into a type of token, likely for gaming. Quality authentic ancient coin with fantastic portrait and the most important parts of the temple visible.

TITUS & DOMITIAN CAESARS 77AD Stobi Macedonia Roman Coin Dionysus Temple i28335

Titus & Domitian as Caesars Bronze 25mm (5.10 grams) of Stobi in Macedonia Struck 77-78 A.D. Reference: RPC 311; Boric-Breskovic, Stobi, p. 29, Type 3; AMNG III -; Varbanov 3805 T CAESAR IMP DOMITIANVS CAESAR, Laureate and draped bust of Titus right vis-à-vis bare head of Domitian left. MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM, tetra-style temple on podium with two steps; inside, Dionysus standing left; clipeus in pediment.

PHILIP I the ARAB 248AD 1000 Years of Rome Roma Temple Silver Roman Coin i52174

Philip I 'the Arab'Roman Emperor: 244-249 A.D. - Silver Antoninianus 22mm (4.18 grams) Rome mint: 248 A.D. Commemorating the 1000th anniversary of Rome Reference: RIC 25b; C 198 IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right SAECVLVM NOVVM, Roma (Roma Aeterna) seated within hexastyle temple.

ANTONINUS PIUS Isis Harpokrates Horus Temple Alexandria Egypt Roman Coin i52373

Antoninus Pius -  Roman Emperor: 138-161 A.D. Bronze Drachm 32mm (24.26 grams) Dated Regnal Year 12, 148/149 A.D. Reference: Köln 1610; Dattari (Savio) 3048; K&G 35.437; Emmett 1587.12 Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Isis seated right on throne, holding infant Harpokrates; all within distyle Egyptian-style temple

ALEXANDER the GREAT Roman Macedonia Koinon Greek Area Coin Temples i40532

Alexander III, the Great: Macedonian Greek King: 336-323 B.C. Roman Era, Olympic-Style Games Issue Bronze 25mm (11.31 grams) from the Koinon of Macedonia in Thrace under Roman Control Struck circa 222-235 A.D. under the reign of Roman Emperor Severus Alexander AΛЄΞANΔPOV, Head of Alexander the Great right with loose, flowing hair. B KOINON MAKЄΔONΩN NEΩ, Two temples.* Numismatic Note: Leaders like Julius Caesar and the Romans and the Greeks alike had immense respect for the great accomplishments of Alexander the Great. Macedonia, being the kingdom of Alexander the Great's birth, this coin featuring his likeness heralds the Neocorate status of the area, along with the Olympic-style games that accompanied it. Highly-coveted type.

FAUSTINA I Temple Architectural Ancient Silver Roman Coin 150AD i30134 Very rare

Faustina I - Roman Empress Wife of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius Silver Denarius 17mm (3.36 grams) Rome mint, struck under Antoninus Pius, circa 146-161 A.D. Reference: RIC III 343 (Pius); RSC 1 DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right. AEDDIV FAVSTINAE, Hexastyle temple in which is a seated figure of Faustina Senior. This temple has been incorporated into the construction of the church of San Lorenzo in Miranda in Rome. The remains are still visible today.

Maxentius Constantine the Great Enemy Ancient Coin Temple of Venus Roma i39848

Maxentius - Roman Emperor: 307-312 A.D. Bronze Follis 25mm (6.00 grams) Rome mint: 307-310 A.D. Reference: RIC 258 (VI, Roma) IMPCMAXENTIVSPFAVG - Laureate head right. CONSERVVRBSVAE Exe: H/REP - Temple with six columns; Roma seated within, holding globe and scepter.

Trajan -  Roman Emperor : 98-117 A.D. - Bronze 22mm (6.99 grams)  Stobi in  Macedonia Reference: Sear GIC 953; B.M.C. 5.103,2 IMP. CAE. NERVA TRAIAN. AVG. GERM. P. M., Laureate head right. MVNICIPI STOBENSIVM, Tetrastyle temple containing statue, at feet of which, bird.

ANTONINUS PIUS 158AD Augustus Livia Temple Restoration Silver Roman Coin i43298

Antoninus Pius -  Roman Emperor: 138-161 A.D. Silver Denarius 18mm (2.90 grams) Rome mint: 158-159 A.D. Reference:RIC 290a ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXII, laureate head right. TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST, Octastyle temple of Divus Augustus, in which are seated statues of Divus Augustus and Livia, COS IIII in exergue.

NERO Arch Chariot & Mars 65AD Lugdunum Ancient Roman Coin Architecture i36665

Nero - Roman Emperor: 54-68 A.D. - Bronze Sestertius 36mm (25.42 grams) Lugdunum mint: 65 A.D. Reference: RIC 393; Cohen 306; BMCRE 330; BN 69; WCN 414; F.S. Kleiner, The Arch of Nero in Rome. A study of the Roman honorary arch before and under Nero, Archaeologica 52 (Rome, 1985), 51aNERO CLAVD CAESAR AVG GER P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head left, globe at point of bust. S C across field, Triumphal arch, hung with wreath across front and left side; above, Nero in facing quadriga escorted on right by Victory holding wreath and palm and on left by Pax holding caduceus and cornucopiae; just below the quadriga on extreme left and right, two small figures of soldiers; on left side of arch in niche, figure of Mars standing facing, holding spear and round shield; ornamental reliefs on the faces and plinths of the arch.

Roman Republic Aemilia 7 114BC Ancient Silver Coin Triumphal arch Horse i46740

Roman Republic Man. Aemilius Lepidus moneyer Silver Denarius 19mm (3.69 grams) Rome mint: 114/113 B.C. Reference: Aemilia 7; B.M.C., Italy 590; Syd. 554; Craw. 291/1 Laureate and diademed head of Roma slightly draped right, ROMA before, * behind. MN. AEMILIO, equestrian statue on triumphal arch, LEP between arches.

CARACALLA 198AD Roman Provincial Mint TRIUMPHAL ARCH Architectural Coin i48852

Caracalla -  Roman Emperor: 198-217 A.D. - Bronze 27mm (7.08 grams) of Roman provincial mint Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Triumphal arch.

TRAJAN statue on Trajan's Column w Eagles 114AD Ancient Silver Roman Coin i52633

Trajan -  Roman Emperor : 98-117 A.D. - Silver Denarius 19mm (3.00 grams) Rome mint: 114-115 A.D. Reference: RIC 356, C 284 IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM DAC, laureate and draped bust right. P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, Trajan's column surmounted by statue of Trajan, holding patera and scepter; two eagles at base.

TITUS 79AD Ancient Silver Roman Coin SOL Sun God on rostral column i33559

Titus - Roman Emperor: 79-81 A.D. - Silver Denarius 18mm (2.75 grams) Rome mint: 79 A.D. Reference: RIC 10; Cohen 271cf IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right. TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VII, radiate figure (Sol?) standing on rostral column, holding spear.

PHILIP I the ARAB 248AD 1000 Years of Rome COLUMN Silver Roman Coin i46631

Philip I 'the Arab'Roman Emperor: 244-249 A.D. - Silver Antoninianus 23mm (3.68 grams) Rome mint: 248 A.D. Commemorating the 1000th Anniversary of the founding of Rome Reference: RIC 24c; Cohen 193 IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. SAECVLARES AVG G, thin column inscribed COS III.

TRAJAN 112AD Via Traiana Extended Via Appia Road Silver Roman Coin i52651

Trajan -  Roman Emperor: 98-117 A.D. - Silver Denarius 19mm (3.15 grams) Rome mint: 112-113 A.D. Reference: BM 487; C 648; RIC 266 IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder. SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI / VIA TRAIANA, Goddess ( Via Trajana) reclining left on rocks with branch and wheel.

Constantine I 'The Great' -  Roman Emperor: 307-337 A.D. - Bronze AE3 18mm (3.30 grams) Constantinople mint: 330 A.D. Reference:RIC 21 POP ROMANVS, draped bust of Genius left, cornucopiae on shoulder. Milvian Bridge over the River Tiber, CONS-A above bridge. Read the  Constantine the Great Ancient Roman Coins Guide to learn more.

Gallienus son of Valerian I Large Medalic Ancient Roman Coin Rare Bridge i28470

Gallienus - Roman Emperor: 253-268 A.D. Medallic Bronze 36mm (14.48 grams) of Antioch-ad-Maeandrum, Caria Reference: SNG von Aulock 2430 (var.); Similar Coin Sold in Numismatik Lanz München Auction 149 #518 (2,600 EUR, approx. 3,182 USD) AV KA ΠΟ Γ AΛΛI HNOC, Helmeted & cuirassed bust left, holding shield & spear. ANTIOX EΩΝ, six-arched bridge with guard rails across the Maeander River; triple-bayed triumphal  arch at one end; On the bridge the river God Mäander with filling horn in  the arm on a Kline stores; stairway on the left side, on which a stork sits.

CLAUDIUS Philippi Julius Caesar & Augustus Statues Ancient Roman Coin i40538

Claudius - Roman Emperor: 41-54 A.D. - Bronze 26mm (12.58 grams) of the City of Philippi in Macedonia Struck 41-54 A.D. Reference: Sear GIC 428; B.M.C. 5.98,25; Cohen 260, 117 TI. CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG. P.M. TR. P. IMP. - Bare head of Claudius left. COL AVG IVL PHILIP, cippus inscribed with DIVVS AVG in two lines, on which stand statues of  Augustus (to left) & Julius Caesar (to right), altar on either side of cippus.

TRALLEIS in LYDIA 166BC Tetradrachm Silver Greek Coin Artemis of Ephesus i53520

Greek city of Tralleis in  Lydia Silver Cistophoric Tetradrachm 27mm (12.20 grams) Struck circa 166-67 B.C.  under Time–, prytanis Reference: Sear 4747; SNG Copenhagen 661; B.M.C.22.330,31-2 Cista mystica with serpent coming out; all within ivy wreath. Two serpents entwined around bow in  bowcase; TIME above,  TPAΛ to left, cult statue of Artemis of Ephesus in field to right.

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Goddess of LOVE Aphrodite also Known as VENUS with EROS & CUPID on Ancient Greek Roman Coins

Venus Cupid Aphrodite Eros Ancient Greek and Roman Coins

Coins of the Goddess of Love and her Winged "Angel" of Love

Venus is the Roman equivalent of the Greek goddess Aphrodite. Cupid is the Roman version of the Greek Eros. Both of these colorful characters played significant roles in history. It was the judgement of Paris, naming Aphrodite the "fairest of them all" whom granted him the love of Helen; whose love launched the Trojan war depicted in the Iliad and the Odyssey. Other colorful characters of history such as Julius Caesar had Venus as the patron deity and claimed decent from the goddess herself. Both Venus and Cupid have been depicted on ancient coins of the ancient Greeks and Romans stretching from the B.C. times to even the mid-to-late Roman empire.  She was the mother of the Roman people through the link to her son Aeneas who fled Troy. Her functioned included those of beauty, sex, love, fertility and desire. Cupid, Greek Eros, translating from Latin word "Cupido" which means "desire" is the god of erotic love, affection, desire and attraction in Roman mythology. He is often depicted together with his mother the goddess Venus. See an amazing collection of ancient coins depicting her and search for coins  that depict both her and Cupid. Coins Available for Sale:

Authentic Ancient Greek & Roman Coins Featuring Venus Aphrodite Cupid Eros

Being the patron goddess of Julius Caesar, Venus is depicted on many of his coins. However, she is depicted on many other ancient Greek and Roman coins of the ancient times. Many times, her son Cupid is included in her depiction. Venus is also sometimes featured holding the Golden Apple which Paris granted the goddess in the story of the Judgement of Paris. A story that echoes in eternity and associated with the Trojan war. On Roman coins she at times has various functions she does, such as VENUS VICTRIX, or Venus of Victory. The most likely attractive type of Venus to collect is the one that shows her from behind with her half-draped buttocks showing. Enjoy the selection of ancient coins I put together for your pleasure.

Roman Republic JULIUS CAESAR Family VENUS CUPID Mark Antony Silver Coin i46293

Roman Republic L. Julius L. f. Caesar moneyer Silver Denarius 16mm (3.87 grams) Rome mint, circa 103 B.C. Reference:  Julia 4; B.M.C. 1405, esc.; Syd. 593; Craw. 320/1 Head of Mars left, CAESAR behind, letter and dots above. Venus Genetrix in biga left, drawn by two Cupids, before them lyre, letter and dots above, L . IVLI . L . F in exergue. Family member of Caesar the dictator. Grandfather of Mark Antony. The Julia gens claimed it's decent from Venus herself.

Roman Republic Julius Caesar Family Venus Silver Ancient Coin CONSIDIA 7 i45466

Roman Republic C. Considius Paetus moneyer Silver Denarius 20mm (3.60 grams) Rome mint, circa 46 B.C. Reference: Considia 7; B.M.C. 4090; Syd. 993; Craw. 465/4 PAETI behind head of Venus left, diademed and laureate. Victory in quadriga left, holding wreath and palm, C . CONSIDI in exergue.

PLAUTILLA Caracalla Wife 202AD VENUS CUPID Ancient Silver Roman Coin i46570

 Plautilla - Roman Empress - Wife of Caracalla - Silver Denarius 20mm (3.52 grams)  Rome mint: 202-205 A.D. Reference: RIC 369 (Caracalla), S 7074, BMC 429 - PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA - Draped bust right. VENVS VICTRIX -   Venus standing left, leaning on shield, holding apple and cradling palm;  Cupid to lower left.

Venus in Chariot with Cupid 106BC Ancient Silver Roman Republic Coin i41974

Roman Republic L. Memmius Galeria moneyer Silver Denarius 20mm (3.80 grams) Rome mint, circa 106 B.C. Reference: Memmia 2; B.M.C. 1329-46; Syd. 574; Craw. 313/1b Laureate head of Saturn left, letter or letter and dot below chin, harpa and ROMA behind. Venus in biga right, Cupid flies above, L . MEMMI / GAL in exergue.Venus was the tutelary divinity of the Memmia gens.

JULIA DOMNA Silver Ancient Authentic Roman Coin VENUS Fertility Cult i26637

Julia Domna - Roman Empress Wife of Emperor Septimius Severus 193-211 A.D. - Silver Denarius 19mm (2.97 grams) Rome mint 196-211 A.D. Reference: RIC 580 (Septimius Severus), C 198 IVLIAAVGVSTA - Draped bust right. VENVSFELIX - Venus standing left, holding apple and pulling dress.

Roman Republic 46BC Silver Coin Julius Caesar Family Gemini Venus Cult i28585

Roman Republic - Mn. Cordius Rufus moneyer, which may refer to the Julius Caesar family Silver Denarius (21mm, 3.65 gm.) Rome mint: 46 B.C. Reference: Cordia 1; S-440.Cr463/1. Syd 976. RSC-(Cordia)-1. Conjoined heads of the Dioscuri right, each wearing pileus surmounted by star, RVFVS III VIR behind and below. MN . CORDIVS behind Venus Verticordia standing left, holding scales & scepter, Cupid on her shoulder.

Galeria Valeria 310AD Ancient Roman Coin VENUS Sexual love Cult i44272

Galeria Valeria - Roman Empress - Wife of Galerius - Daughter of Diocletian - Bronze Follis 25mm (5.44 grams) Heraclea mint: 310 A.D. Reference: RIC 50 (Heraclea) GALVALERIAAVG - Diademed, draped bust right. VENERIVICTRICI Exe: */HTΔ - Venus standing left, holding apple and raising skirt.

CARACALLA Silver Antoninianus Ancient Roman Coin 'Venus the Victorious' i46769

Caracalla - Roman Emperor: 198-217 A.D. - Silver Antoninianus 24mm (4.66 grams) Struck circa 198-217A.D. Reference:  RIC 311d ANTONINVSPIVSAVGGERM - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. VENVSVICTRIX - Venus standing left, holding Victory and spear with shield.

Roman Republic C. Norbanus 83BC Rare Ancient Silver Coin VENUS Commerce i28514

Roman Republic C. Norbanus moneyer Silver Denarius (19mm, 3.80 gm.), Rome, 83 B.C. Reference:  Norbana 2; B.M.C. 2770-2826; Syd. 739; Craw. 357/1b Diademed head of  Venus right, C . NORBANVS below, number behind. Corn, fasces and caduceus.

JULIUS CAESAR Lifetime 44BC Portrait Ancient Silver Roman Coin Venus Rare i46313

Julius Caesar - Roman Dictator - Silver Denarius 19mm (3.89 grams) Struck February-March  44 B.C. P. Sepullius Macer, moneyer Reference: RSC 40; B. 48; B.M.C. 4175; Syd. 1074a; Craw. 480/14 CAESAR DICT PERPETVO, his laureate and veiled head right. P . SEPVLLIVS MACER, Venus Victrix standing left, holding Victory and scepter, star set on ground to right.Probably the most famous portrait issue of Julius Caesar. This series illustrates the dictator's break with the Roman custom forbidding the depiction of living individuals on the coinage, which may have contributed to the mounting fears (perhaps justifiable in retrospect) that he wished to do away with republican institutions and establish a new personal monarchy in Rome. These fears, combined with jealousy of his success and power, led to Caesar's assassination on the Ides of March, 44 B.C. At the same time that the portrait subtly elevates Caesar's status to that of a king, it also reveals his human frailty: the laurel wreath that Caesar wears was awarded to him by the Senate, but he reportedly wore it in public at all times in order to hide a bald spot.

JULIA DOMNA Septimius Severus Wife Silver Roman Coin Venus Love Cult i24607

Julia Domna - Roman Empress Wife of Emperor Septimius Severus 193-211 A.D. - Silver Denarius 17mm (2.63 grams) Emesa mint: 193-196 A.D. IVLIA DOMNA AVGV - Draped bust right. VENERI VICTR - Nude Venus with half-covered buttocks standing right, leaning on column and with legs crossed, holding apple and palm.* Numismatic Note: Rare, type from the Emesan mint.

JULIA SOAEMIAS 220AD Elagabalus Mother Silver Roman Coin Venus Cult i21501

Julia Soaemias - Roman Empress Mother of Elagabalus, Roman Emperor 218-222 A.D. - Silver Denarius 18mm (3.04 grams) Rome mint: 220-222 A.D. Reference: RIC 241 (Elagabalus), S 7719 IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG - Draped bust right. VENVSCAELESTIS - Venus standing left, holding apple and scepter; star in right field.

JULIA MAMAEA Sestertius Big RARE Ancient Roman Coin Venus Cupid Erotic i46443

Julia Mamaea - Roman Empress wife of Emperor Severus Alexander 222-235 A.D. - Bronze Sestertius 30mm (24.42 grams) Struck circa 222-235 A.D. Reference: RIC 694 (Severus Alexander), BMC 190 (Severus Alexander), C 62 IVLIAMAMAEAAVGVSTA - Diademed, draped bust right. VENERIFELICI - Venus standing right, holding scepter and Cupid; S C across fields.

APHRODISIAS in CARIA 3rdCenAD Boule Eros Cupid with Torch Greek Coin i44355

Greek city of Aphrodisias in Caria Bronze 19mm (4.40 grams) Struck circa 3rd Century A.D. Reference: BMC 32, 39. SNG von Aulock 2445 Є IЄPΑ BΟΥΛH, veiled and draped bust of Boule (the Council) right. ΑΦΡΩΔЄΙCIЄΩΝ, Eros (Roman Cupid) standing right, holding torch.

CARTEIA Spain after 44BC Ancient Greek Coin of Romans Cupid Dolphin i37417

The city of Carteia (Roman colony founded in 171 B.C.) in Spain Bronze Quadrans 18mm (4.36 grams) Struck after 44 B.C. Reference: ACIP 2609; RPC I 116 Turreted head of Fortuna right; behind, trident. Cupid riding dolphin  right.

Antiochos VII Euergetes 138BC Ancient Seleucid Greek Coin Eros Cupid Isis i36811

The Seleucid Kingdom Antiochos VII, Euergetes (Sidetes) - Seleucid King: 138-129 B.C. Bronze 18mm (5.60 grams) Struck 138-129 B.C. Reference: Sear 7098 Winged bust of Eros ( Cupid)  right wreathed with myrtle. Head-dress of Isis; on right, ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ANTIOXOY; on left, EYEPΓETOY; MH monogram in left field, beneath, crescent and Seleucid date ΔOP (=174=138 B.C.)

Roman Republic Maxsumus RARE Silver Coin Cupid Eros Jupiter Cult Temple i34394

Roman Republic Cn. Egnatius Cn. f. Cn. n. Maxsumus moneyer Silver Denarius 19mm (3.35 grams) Rome mint: 75 B.C. Reference: Egnatia 3; B.M.C. 3276-84; Syd. 788; Craw. 391/2 Bust of Cupid right, bow and quiver on shoulder, MAXSVMVS behind. Jupiter and Liberty within distyle temple, C . EGNATIVS CN . F . in exergue, CN . N . on right, number on left.

ANTIOCHUS IX Cyzicenus SELEUCID KING 112BC Rare Ancient Greek Coin i23746 EROS

GREEK - Seleucid Kingdom: Antiochus IX Cyzicenus - King: 113-96 B.C. - Bronze 20mm (4.94 grams) Struck 112-111 B.C. Reference: Sear 7173; SNG Israel 2743; BMC 4.94,27 Winged bust of Eros right. Nike advancing left, holding wreath; on right ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ / ΑΝΤΙΟΧΟΥ; on left, ΦΙΛΟΠΑΤOΡΟΣ; in field to left, Seleucid date.

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