Sicily, Syracuse, Second Democracy,  466-405 BC, AR Tetradrachm, Arethusa, struck c. 450-440 BC

The Deinomenid tyrants ruled Sicily, Syracuse from 485-465 BC. The tyrant rulers comprised the brothers Gelon I (ruled 485 BC-478…

Lucania, Velia, AR Nomos, c. 300-280 BC

Velia was an ancient city on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Founded by the Greeks in the 6th century…

Nero, 54-68 AD, Ae As, Victory, struck c. 65 AD

Possibly the most infamous of the Roman Emperors, Nero ruled Rome from 54 AD until his death by his own…

Lesbos, Mytilene, Electrum Hekte, Apollo, c. 454-427 BC

Mytilene is the capital city of Lesbos, a status which it has enjoyed the 7th centruy BC. In the 6th…

Lesbos, Mytilene, Electrum Hekte, Dionysos, c. 412-378 BC

Mytilene is the capital city of Lesbos, a status which it has enjoyed the 7th centruy BC. In the 6th…

Severus Alexander, 222-235 AD, AE Sestertius, Emperor in Military Dress, struck 230 AD

Severus Alexander was Roman Emperor from 222 to 235 AD. He was the last emperor of the Severan dynasty. His…

Pupienus, 238 AD, AE Sestertius, Pax Republica, struck April-July 238 AD

Pupienus (Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus Augustus) jointly ruled with Balbinus as Roman Emperor for just three months in 238 AD,…

Pupienus, 238 AD, AR Antoninianus, Clasped Hands, struck April-July 238 AD

Pupienus (Marcus Clodius Pupienus Maximus Augustus) jointly ruled with Balbinus as Roman Emperor for just three months in 238 AD,…

Thessaly, Trikka, AR Hemidrachm, c. 440-400 BC

Trikka was founded in the 3rd millennium BC. Like Larrisa, Tirrka was named after a nymph (Trikka). The city was…

Messenia, Messene, AE Hemiobol – Hexachalkon, Grandjean Plate Coin, c. 50-30 BC

This coin was published and illustrated in Catherine Grandjean. 'Les Messéniens de 370/369 au 1er siècle de notre ère. Monnayages…

Kushan Kings, Shaka, AV Dinara, 325-345 AD

The Kushan empire was formed by Yuezhi, in the Bactrian territories in the early 1st century. It stretched to encompass…

Vespasian, 69-79 AD, Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antioch, AR Tetradrachm, struck 69/70 AD

Vespasian was Roman emperor from AD 69 to AD 79. The beginning of his reign marked the end of the…

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