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Carausius Wolf & Twins

Carausius Wolf & Twins

  Carausius. Silver Denarius (3.98 g), Romano-British Emperor, AD 287-293. London, ca. AD 287. IMP I CARAVSIVS P F AVG,…
Carausius RSR

Carausius RSR

RSR in the exergue of Carausius' coins represents lines from Virgil rather than a mintmark. An interesting and detailed review…
Gaulish Quinarius

Gaulish Quinarius

Druid running, looking backwards, brandishing torc and serpent; horse looking backwards, ready. GAUL, Northeast. Treviri. Circa 50-30 BC. AR Quinarius (14mm,…
King Eadmund of All England

King Eadmund of All England

Penny Eadmund Small Cross S.1105, North 688 Two-Line Horizontal type Obverse legend EADMUND REXB York Mint, moneyer Ingelgar (939-941) with…
Happy Victoria Day!

Happy Victoria Day!

Victoria Day (in French: Fête de la Reine) is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding…
Victory in Britan

Victory in Britan

THE ROMAN EMPIRE Antoninus Pius augustus, 138 – 161 Sestertius 143-144, Æ 29.61 g. ANTONINVS AVG PI – VS P…
Elephants of Rome

Elephants of Rome

"The elephant is the largest of them all, and in intelligence approaches the nearest to man. It understands the language…
Wonersh Horse, Sun Spiral

Wonersh Horse, Sun Spiral

Wonersh. Dots Type. c.55-45 BC. Gold stater. 18mm. 5.27g. Cruciform motif of beaded bands, two outline crescents back-to-back in centre,…
Happy Monkey New Year!

Happy Monkey New Year!

Here are some Monkey coins for the New Year: Belarus 2015 20 rubles Year of the Monkey 2016 Chinese Lunar Calendar…
Zigzag Horse, clopping

Zigzag Horse, clopping

Celtic. Eastern Europe, Central and southern Hungary. 'Zickzackgruppe'. Silver Tetradrachm (12.36 g), 2nd century BC. Imitating Philip II of Macedonia.…
Obsidional pieces

Obsidional pieces

Today I found out that 'Obsidional' means 'Of or relating to a Siege' per Shorter Oxford. An interesting chap at…
Gold Philong from Annam

Gold Philong from Annam

VIETNAM (ANNAM), Nguyễn dynasty (French Protectorate). Thành Thái. 1889-1907. AV Philong – 6 Tìên (36mm, 22.49 g, 12h). Western-style coinage.…
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