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The coins below were once photographed and the photograph was included in the plates of a book, periodical or other reference. Often plate coins are superb examples of the type and were part of a famous collection.


Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D., Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior

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Nicopolis ad Istrum was founded by Trajan around 101-106, at the junction of the Iatrus (Yantra) and the Rositsa rivers, in memory of his victory over the Dacians. Its ruins are located at the village of Nikyup, 20 km north of Veliko Tarnovo in northern Bulgaria. The town peaked during the reigns of Trajan, Hadrian, the Antonines and the Severan dynasty. In 447, Nicopolis was destroyed by Attila's Huns. In the 6th century, it was rebuilt as a powerful fortress enclosing little more than military buildings and churches, following a very common trend for the cities of that century in the Danube area. It was finally destroyed by the Avar invasions at the end of the 6th century.
RP90337. Bronze assarion, H-H-J Nikopolis 8.17.48.1 (this coin, R4), AMNG I/I 1487, Varbanov I 2849 var. (CEBATH), Moushmov 1040, SNG Cop -, BMC Thrace -, VF, weight 3.421 g, maximum diameter 16.9 mm, die axis 45o, Nicopolis ad Istrum (Nikyup, Bulgaria) mint, 194 - 8 Apr 217 A.D.; obverse IOYΛIA ∆OMNA CEBA, draped bust right; reverse NIKOΠOΛIT ΠPOC ICTPON, star with central pellet and eight rays each ending with a pellet; ex Nemesis Ancients & Antiquities, the H-H-J Nikopolis plate coin; $65.00 (€57.85)
 


Byzantine Empire, Latin Crusader Rule, 12 April 1204 - 25 July 1261 A.D.

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For 57 years after the crusader armies sacked the city, Constantinople was ruled by Latin princes. This coin is from the Balkan Hoard published in Un Trésor Balkanique de Monnaies Byzantines Et Latines Du XIIIème Siècle by Céderic Wolkow. The face of the emperor on the reverse of this coin is enlarged on page 90.
BZ84804. Billon aspron trachy nomisma, Wolkow type A, 1.2, 62 (this coin); SBCV 2044; CLBC I 11.1.3, Lianta 12; Sommer 68.21; DOC IV pl. LII, 30; Hendy type A (small module), pl. 29, 1, VF, green patina, highlighting earthen deposits, obverse not fully struck, tiny flan crack, light cleaning scratches, weight 0.720 g, maximum diameter 20.4 mm, die axis 180o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, c. 1215 - 1240; obverse MP − ΘY, the Virgin seated facing, nimbate, holds the nimbate head of infant Christ on her breast with both hands, wearing tunic and maphorion; reverse emperor standing facing, long scepter or labarum in right hand, akakia in left hand, wearing stemma, divitision, collar-piece, and chlamys; $50.00 (€44.50)
 


Nagidos, Cilicia, c. 380 - 360 B.C.

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This is the SNG Levante plate coin.

Nagidos, a colony of Samos, was located in Cilicia on a hill at the mouth of the Sini Cay (Bozyazi Dere) near modern Bozyazi in Mersin Province, Turkey. Nagidos minted coins with a grape cluster as a symbol of the city, some with both Greek and Aramaic inscriptions, and one type bearing the name of the Persian satrap Pharnabazus. Aphrodite appears most often on the coins, indicating her sanctuary was the most important in the city. Alexander the Great conquered Cilicia in 133 B.C. After his death, Cilicia briefly came under Seleucid rule. About 270 B.C., the Ptolemaic Empire conquered Cilicia. When the city of Arsinoe was founded on land claimed by Nagidos, the Nagidians refused to recognize the settlers. To resolve the dispute, Nagidos was designated as the mother city and the citizens of both shared a single citizenship. Cilicia came under Seleucid rule in 197 B.C. Nagidos was abandoned in the middle of the second century B.C., possibly due to attacks by the Cilician pirates.
SH13725. Silver stater, SNG Levante supplement 1 (this coin), SNG Cop 179, cf. Lederer Nagidos 24, SNG BnF 21 (similar, different controls), aEF, fantastic rainbow toning, flat strike on faces, weight 10.694 g, maximum diameter 24.3 mm, die axis 0o, Nagidos (Bozyazi, Turkey) mint, c. 365 B.C.; obverse Aphrodite enthroned left, patera in outstretched right, Eros standing behind; reverse NAΓI∆IKΩN, Dionysos standing left, bunch of vine with bunch of grapes in right, thyrsus in left, monogram left; SOLD







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