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                                      ANCIENT ROMAN COINS (Cont.)

                                                (In no particular order)

 

                    

300. Domitian. 81-96 AD. AR Denarius (19mm; 3.16 gm; 6h). Struck 92 AD. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XVI CENS P P P, Minerva advancing right on prow of galley (described by some as the capital of a column), holding spear and shield; owl at feet. RIC II 157; RSC 270. The two enigmatic figures on the side of the prow have not been explained to date. From Dressel, Berlin Medallions (published 1973), p. 14, note 1: Cohen 237 note says, "a standing figure and a seated figure". Gnecchi, Medaglioni I, p. 43, 4 says "two small figures, the one on the left seated and the second one kneeling before the seated figure". As can be seen on many of the more carefully engraved specimens [Dressel continues], the first figure is shown seated right, while the second figure kneels before the first figure, with arms raised in entreaty." Flan crack. Superb EF, near FDC..............(Image) $1200

                    

301. Domitian. 81-96 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.10 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 81. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Wreath on curule chair: pulvinar of Mars and Venus. RIC II 48; RSC 570/1. Die flaw at Domitian's lip.................(Image) $45

                    

302. Domitian AR Denarius (18mm; 3.29 gm; 6h). Rome, 91-92 AD. Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XI. Laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXII COS XVI CENS P P P. Minerva standing left with thunderbolt and spear, shield at her left side. RIC 741.VF, with lustrous surfaces........................................(Image) $125

                    

303. Domitian, as Caesar, AR Denarius (18mm; 3.17 gm; 6h). Rome, 76-7 AD. Obv: CAESAR AVG F DOMITIANVS, laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII, Pegasus standing right. RIC 921...........................................................................(Image) $115

                    

304. Another (19mm; 2.9 gm; 6h)...........................................................(Image) $115

                    

305. Domitian. As Caesar, 69-81 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.35 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Vespasian, 77-78 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: She-wolf standing left, head right, suckling twins; boat in exergue. RIC II 961 (Vespasian); RSC 51. ..............................................................................(Image) $155

                    

306. Domitian. 81-96 AD. AR denarius (3.02 gm). Rome, 81 AD. Obv: Laureate head of Domitian right. Rev: Throne with triangular back decorated with 9 palmettes, with lituus within. RIC 2. RSC 554a. Rare! Reverse surface stains......................................................................................................(Image) SOLD

                    

307. Nerva. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.11 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 96 AD. Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P, laureate head right. Rev:CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, clasped hands before aquila set on prow. RIC II 3; RSC 25; BMCRE 8. Near EF. Splendid portrait. Beautiful luster. Minor dents and scratches...........................................................................................(Image) $675

                    

308. Nerva. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.23 gm; 6h). Struck January-September 97 AD. Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR POT, laureate head right. Rev: COS III PATER PATRIAE, simpulum, sprinkler, ewer, and lituus. RIC II 24; RSC 48. Good VF.....................................................................................(Image) $375

                    

309. Nerva. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.64 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 97 AD. Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right. Rev: FORTVNA AVGVST, Fortuna, draped, standing left, holding rudder set on ground in right hand and cornucopia in left. RIC II 16; RSC 66........(Image) $225

                    

310. Another (18mm; 3.34 gm; 6h).......................................................(Image) $185

                    

311. Another (17mm; 3.52 gm; 6h). Lustrous. Faint graffiti in upper left reverse field. Minor porosity...............................................................................(Image) $245

                    

312. Nerva. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 3.56 gm; 6h). Rome mint. 98 AD. Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG GERM P M TR P II, laur. head right. Rev: IMP II COS IIII P P, Fortuna standing left, right hand reaching toward rudder and holding cornucopia in left arm. RSC 86. Scarce..................................(Image) $145

                    

313. Nerva. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.00 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 97 AD. Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P, laureate head right. Rev: LIBERTAS PVBLICA, Libertas, draped, standing left, holding pileus in right hand and vindicta in left. RIC II 19; RSC 113. Die break at Nerva's forehead. Scratches and porosity on reverse........................................................(Image) $65

                    

314. Nerva. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius (19mm; 3.27 gm; 6h). Struck 96 AD. Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS II P P, laureate head right. Rev: SALVS PVBLICA, Salus seated left, holding two grain-ears. RIC II 20; BMCRE 48; RSC 134. Surface crack/flan flaw on obverse................................................(Image) $145

                    

315. Nerva. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.45 gm; 6h). Struck Jan.-Sept. 97 AD. Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III P P, laur. head r. Rev: SALVS PVBLICA, Salus std. l. on throne, holding grain ears. RIC II 20; RSC 132. Somewhat worn reverse die..................................................................(Image) $180

                    

316. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Denarius (20x17mm; 2.89 gm; 7h). Rome mint. Struck 115 AD. Obv: IMP TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, Laureate and draped bust right. Rev: COS VI P P S P Q R, Trajan’s column: statue of Trajan on column set on square base surmounted by two eagles. RIC II 307; RSC 115 Some details on column. Ancient gouge on reverse............(Image) $180

                    

317. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Denarius (19mm; 2.66 gm; 6h). Struck circa 112-115 AD. Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI PP, laur. and dr. bust right. Rev: S. P. Q. R. OPTI-MO PRINCIPI, Trajan's Column, surmounted by statue of Trajan; two eagles at base. RIC II 292; RSC 558. Surface roughness, scratches and porosity.............................................................................(Image) $75

                    

318. LYCIAN LEAGUE. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Drachm (20mm; 3.19 gm; 6h). Struck 98/9 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Two lyres with owl above, barely visible due to a weak strike or worn die. BMC 11; SNG von Aulock 4267...........................................................................................................(Image) $145

                    

319. Trajan. 98-117 AD. AR Denarius (19mm; 2.82 gm; 7h). Rome mint. Struck 98-99 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Victory seated left, holding patera and palm branch. RIC II 10; RSC 213. Red/brown tone...............................(Image) $145

                    

320. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius. (18mm; 3.31 gm; 12h). Struck circa 134-138 AD. Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head left. Rev: AFRICA, Africa reclining left, leaning on rock, wearing elephant-skin headdress, holding scorpion and cornucopiae, basket of grain-ears at left. RIC II 299 var. (head type); RSC 137. Good VF. Scarce bust left. Light scratches on obv.(Image) $575

                    

321. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius. (18mm; 3.22 gm; 6h). Struck circa 134-138 AD. Obv:  HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right. Rev: AFRICA, Africa reclining left, leaning on rock, wearing elephant-skin headdress holding scorpion and cornucopiae, basket of grain-ears at left. RIC II 299; BMCRE 816; RSC 138. Some porosity. Small dent on reverse field.........................(Image) $325

                    

322. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.37 gm; 6h). Rome, late 125 - early 128 AD. Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder. Rev: COS III, Spes advancing left, flower upward in right hand, raising skirt with left. RIC 181; RSC 390; BMC 417. A bold, lustrous EF. Note splendid detail on Spes' robes...............................................................................(Image) $475

                    

323. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (20mm; 3.09 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa 119-125 AD. Obv: Laureate "heroic" bust right, wearing balteus over shoulder and chest, slight drapery. Rev: Salus seated left on throne, feeding out of patera a snake coiled around and rising from altar to left. RIC II 98 var. (no mention of balteus); RSC 1151 var. (same).........................................(Image) $325

                    

324. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.24 gm; 7h). Struck circa 119-125 AD. Obv: Laureate and draped bust right. Rev:Salus seated left, holding patera, feeding snake arising from altar. RIC II 137 var. (draped and cuirassed or slight drapery); BMCRE 316; RSC 1327a. Golden tone......................(Image) $325

                    

325. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius. (18mm; 3.31 gm; 6h). Struck circa 134-138 AD. Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate head right. Rev: RESTITVTORI HISPANIAE, Hispania kneeling right, holding branch; Hadrian standing left, holding roll, about to raise her; rabbit between them. RIC II 327; BMCRE 889; RSC 1260............................................................................(Image) $375

                    

326. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (20mm; 3.24 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 134-138 AD. Obv: Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev: Seven stars above crescent moon. RIC II 202; RSC 465. A bold EF and nicely toned........................................................................................................(Image) $625

                    

327. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.34 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck ca. 124-128 AD. Obv: Laureate bust right; slight drapery on left shoulder. Rev: Seven stars above crescent moon. RIC II 202; RSC 466. Very light scratches on  Hadrian's neck. The lines emanating mainly from Hadrian's forehead, nose and lips are flow lines from striking.............................................................(Image) $235

                    

328. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.32 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa 119-125 AD. Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right. Rev: P M TR P COS III, CLEM in exergue, Clementia standing left, sacrificing out of patera held in right hand over altar to left, and holding scepter in l. hand. RIC II 116; Strack 60; RSC 212; BMCRE 251 note.(Image) $185

                    

329. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. Denarius (19mm; 3.29 gm; 6h). Rome. Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: P M TR P COS III. Roma seated left on arms, holding spear and Victory. RIC 78, RSC 1099 or RIC II 77d; RSC 1103c. Die or flan flaw on reverse exergue. Lustrous.................................................................................................(Image) $250

                    

330. Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (16mm; 3.07 gm; 6h). Struck c.134 AD. Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Bare head and draped bust right. Rev. TELLVS STABIL Tellus standing to left, holding plow with right hand and short rake with left; to right, two stalks of grain. RSC 1425b........................(Image)$75

                    

331. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 3.17 gm; 6h). Struck c. 134 AD. Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head right. Rev: TELLVS STABIL, Tellus standing left, holding plough and rake; two stalks of grain to right. RIC II 276; RSC 1425.........................................................................................(Image) $65

                    

332. Another (18mm; 3.48 gm; 6h), but laureate head right. RSC 1427. Striking flow lines emanating from Hadrian's lips............................................(Image) $155

                    

333. Hadrian. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (3.31 gm). Rome. Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P. Laureate bust right, slight drapery and balteus on far shoulder. Rev: COS III. Pudicitia, veiled, seated left. RIC 343c...........................(Image) $125

                    

334. Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AR Denarius struck 117 AD, (3.60gm). Obv: IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, with balteus over left shoulder Rev. PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P Concordia seated l. on throne; holding patera and resting elbow on statue of Spes. In exergue, CONCORD. RSC 250a; RIC 4c.................(Image) $110

                    

335. Sabina. Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 2.85 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian, circa 134-136 AD. Obv: Diademed and draped bust right. Rev: Concordia standing left, holding patera and double cornucopia, and resting arm upon column to right. RIC II 390 (Hadrian); RSC 3a.........(Image) $95

                    

336. Sabina, wife of Hadrian. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.08 gm; 6h). Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, diademed and draped bust right, hair in queue down back. Rev: CONCOR-DIA AVG, Concordia seated left, holding patera and resting arm on statuette of Spes; cornucopiae below chair. RIC II 398 (Hadrian); BMCRE 895 (Hadrian); RSC 12...............................................................(Image) $145

                   

337. Sabina, wife of Hadrian. AR Denarius (17mm; 2.32 gm; 6h). Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right. Rev: VENERI GENETRICI, Venus standing right, drawing out a fold of drapery with her right hand and holding an apple in her left hand. RIC II 396 (Hadrian); RSC 73...............................(Image) $35

                    

338. Sabina, wife of Hadrian. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.16 gm; 6h). Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA, diademed and draped bust right. Rev: VENERI GENETRICI, Venus standing right, drawing out a fold of drapery with her right hand and holding an apple in her left hand. RIC II 396 (Hadrian); RSC 73. Obverse surfaces have numerous striking flow lines. Also, some porosity.............................(Image) $175

                    

339. AMISOS in Pontos. Sabina, wife of Hadrian. AR Drachm (18mm; 3.04 gm; 6h) 136/137.  Obv: CABEINA CEBACTH. Draped bust right. Rev: AMICOV EΛEYΘEPAC ETOVC PΞZ. Demeter with patera and torch. Waddington et al., Rec. Gen. S. 85, 105; RPC III 1291. Scarce. Light golden tone...........(Image) $375

                    

340. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.62 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 145-147 AD. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, Laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII, Concordia(?) standing left, holding patera and scepter. RIC III 129; RSC 226. Lustrous aEF...................................................................................(Image) $325

                    

341. Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (18x15mm; 3.59 gm; 5h). Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laur. head r. Rev: COS III DES IIII, Pax standing left holding branch and cornucopia. RIC 117; RSC 187. Rare! Lustrous, choice EF!.............................................................................................................(Image) $375

                    

342. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 3.22 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 159-160 AD. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG - PIVS P P TR P XXII, Laureate head right. Rev: FORTVNA - OPSEQUENS, in ex COS IIII. Fortuna standing left, holding patera above rudder on prow in right hand and cornucopia in left arm. RIC III 286a; RSC 390a. Rarity r2. Ragged flan........ ..............................(Image) $85

                    

343. ANTONINUS PIUS 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 3.21 gm; 6h). Rome. Obv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P. Laureate head right. Rev: TR POT XIIII COS IIII / TRANQ. in ex. Tranquilitas standing right, leaning on rudder and holding grain ears. RIC 202b. Nicely toned. Scratches on obverse right field..................................................................................................(Image) $110

                    

344. Antoninus Pius 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.57 gm; 6h). Rome, struck 147-148 AD. Obv:   Laureate head right. Rev: PRIMI DECEN COS IIII in three lines across field; all within oak wreath. RIC III 171a. Toned..(Image) $195

                   

345. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.13 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 145-161 AD. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right. Rev: TR PO T COS IIII; LIB IIII across field. Liberalitas, standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia. RIC III 155; RSC 491. Scarce. aEF. Lustrous..........(Image) $265

                    

346. Another (19mm; 3.25 gm; 6h). aEF. Lustrous...............................(Image) $265

                    

347. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Struck 145-161 AD. AR Denarius (19mm; 3.32 gm; 1h). Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, Laureate head right. Rev: TR PO T COS IIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus. LIB IIII in ex. RIC III 155; BMCRE 567; RSC 490a. aEF. Lustrous. Obverse die a bit worn. Numerous flow lines from striking...................................................................................(Image) $265

                    

348. Antoninus Pius.  138-161 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.77 gm; 12h). Rome mint. Struck 143-144 AD. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right. Rev: IMPERATOR II, Victory standing left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left. RIC III 111c; RSC 438. Apparently quite scarce. Only two examples found on acsearch and one on CNG (included in acsearch). aEF. Die break above AP's head. Minor die flaw at his lips..............................(Image) $375

                    

349. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (19mm; 3.45 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa 141-143 AD. Obv: Bare head right. Rev: Genius of the Senate standing left, holding branch and scepter. RIC III 69; RSC 398. Die break below neck of AP. aEF.......................................................................................(Image) $395

                    

350. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.50 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 148-149 AD. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII, Salus standing facing, head left, holding rudder set on globe and, from a patera, feeding serpent rising from altar at left. RIC III 181; RSC 281. Bold EF. Faint die face smoothing marks by the die cutter are visible on the reverse......................................................................................................(Image) $375

                    
 
351. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD . AR Denarius (19mm; 3.34 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck  145-161 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Pax standing left, holding branch and long caduceus. RIC III 130; RSC 258...................(Image) $
195

                    

352. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 2.91 gm; 6h). Rome. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Laureate head right. Rev: APOLLINI AVGVSTO, Apollo standing facing, head left, holding patera and lyre.
RIC 63b; RSC 60......................................................................................(Image) $145

                    

353. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (20mm; 3.58 gm; 12h). Rome, 157 AD. Obv: Laureate head r. Rev: Annona standing r., l. foot on prow, holding  modius and rudder set on globe. RIC III 260; RSC 1016a....................(Image) $185

                    

354. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.39 gm; 5h). Struck 145-147 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Clasped hands; behind, caduceus and two stalks of grain. RIC III 136; RSC 344. Lustrous EF. Boldly struck on both sides. Scarce, especially so in this remarkable condition..................(Image) $395

                    

355. Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD.  AR Denarius (17mm; 3.19 gm; 6h). Stuck 159 AD. Laureate head r. Rev. TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST Octastyle temple, within which are the seated figures of Divus Augustus and Livia. Temple surmounted by quadriga; figures in pediment; Victories on angles; statue on base in front of temple at each corner. In exergue, COS IIII . RIC 290a. C 804.............(Image) $210

                    

356. Another (18mm; 3.31 gm; 6h).........................................................(Image) $145

                    

357. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 3.09 gm; 6h). Rome. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P. Bare head right, drapery on left shoulder. Rev: TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST, in ex: COS IIII. Octastyle temple, in which are seated two figures (Divus Augustus and Livia). Temple surmounted by quadriga; figures in pediment; Victories (?) (Romulus and Anchises?) on angles; statue  at each corner in front of the columns there. Further, two statues appear at ground level in front of the four columns on each side. RIC 143 var. (laureate head). RSC 809a, except this coin has drapery on left shoulder, and possible drapery on right shoulder. RIC and RSC do not have an obverse with this legend and "draped." Standard references do not cite the four statues described above, though their images show them. Quite rare. Unique (drapery)?................................................................................................(Image) $595

                    

358. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.22 gm; 12h). Rome mint. Struck  158-159 AD. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXII. Laureate head r. Rev: COS IIII. Figure standing l. on pedestal holding branch(?) and torch or short scepter, within distyle shrine with ornate semicircular roof; statues leaning outwards at corners. RIC III 285; RSC 331. BMC 915............(Image) $375

                    

359. Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.11 gm; 2h). Rome mint. Struck circa 140-143 AD. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III(?), Laureate head right. Rev. ITALIA, Italia towered, seated left on globe; holding cornucopia and scepter. RIC 73c; RSC 463. BMC 213........................(Image) $120

                    

360. Antoninus Pius 138-161 AD. and Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar. Struck 140 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 3.30 gm; 7h). Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus Pius right. Rev: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, bare head of Marcus Aurelius r. RIC II 417a; RSC 15. Obverse scratches on AP's ear and below............................................................................(Image) $145

                    

361. Another (18mm; 3.33 gm; 6h). Ancient scratch on Aurelius' face. Rough surfaces....................................................................................................(Image) $45

                    

362. Divus Antoninus Pius. Died 161 AD. AR denarius (18mm; 2.71 gm; 6h). Rome mint, under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, 162 AD. Obv: DIVVS ANTONINVS, bare head right. Rev: DIVO PIO, Antoninus Pius seated left, holding branch and scepter. RIC 442; RSC 352. Slight scratch in front of AP's nose. Reverse: scratch in right field.....................................................(Image) $125

                    

363. Diva Faustina Senior. Died 141 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.63 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa 147-161 AD. Obv: Diademed and draped bust right. Rev: Ceres standing left, holding long torch and grain ears. RIC III 360 note; RSC 78b. aEF, lustrous...............................................(Image) $245

                    

364. Diva Faustina Sr., wife of Antoninus Pius. Died 141 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.29 gm; 12h). Struck under Antoninus Pius, after 146 AD. Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right. Rev: CERES, Ceres, veiled, standing left, holding grain-ears in right hand and a torch in her left RIC III 378 (A. Pius); RSC 136. However, this example seems to show Ceres scattering seeds. This oddity is not mentioned in RIC or RSC. Near EF..................................................(Image) $325

                    

365. Another (17mm; 3.31 gm; 5h). aEF and lustrous..........................(Image) $325

                    

366. Aelius, Caesar. 136-138 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.18 gm; 6h). Struck 137 AD. Obv: L AELIUS CAESAR, bare head right. Rev: TR POT COS II, Pietas standing r. before garlanded altar, raising hand and holding box of perfume. RIC II 439 (Hadrian); RSC 36. Small die break at Aelius' eyebrow............(Image) $375

                    

367. Commodus 177/180-192 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 1.72 gm; 12h). Rome 186-189 AD. Obv: M COMM ANT PFEL AVG BRIT, laureate head, right. Rev: FORTVNAE MA-NENTI; C V P P in ex, Fortuna holding horse by the bridel and Cornucopiae seated to left on sella. RIC 191a, RSC 168a. Very lightweight Commodus denarii are not uncommon................................................(Image) $125

                    

368. Pertinax. 193 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.38 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Veiled Pertinax standing left, holding roll (volumen) and sacrificing out of patera over tripod to left. RIC IV 13a; RSC 56..(Image) $650

                    

369. HADRIAN. 117-138 AD. AR Denarius (19mm; 3.42 gm; 7h). Struck 134-138 AD. Obv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, laureate bust right. Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. RIC II 247; RSC 782a. Small flan crack. aEF.....................................................................(Image) $275

                    

370. Diva Faustina Sr., wife of Antoninus Pius. Died 141 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.18 gm; 12h). Struck after circa 146 AD. Obv: Draped bust right. Rev: Aeternitas or Juno standing facing, head left, raising right hand and holding scepter. RIC III 344 (Pius); RSC 26. Lustrous EF..................................(Image) $245

                    

371. Another  (19x17mm; 3.28 gm; 7h). Lustrous EF...........................(Image) $245

                    

372.  Diva Faustina Senior. Died 141 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.29 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck after circa AD 146. Obv: Diademed and draped bust right. Rev: Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix and raising hem of skirt. RIC III 347 (Antoninus Pius); RSC 11................................................................(Image) $175

                    

373. Diva Faustina Sr., wife of Antoninus Pius. Died 141 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.16 gm; 6h). Obv: Draped bust r. Rev: Ceres or Aeternitas veiled, standing left, holding torch and raising robe. RIC III 362 (Antoninus); RSC 104. EF. Toned. Superb...................................................................................(Image) $325

                    

374. Diva Faustina Senior. Died 141 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.36 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa 147-161 AD. Obv: Diademed and draped bust right. Rev: Ceres standing left, holding long torch and grain ears. RIC III 360 note; RSC 78b. aEF. Lustrous. Lovely.................................(Image) $295

                    

375. Diva Faustina Senior. Died 141 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.39 gm; 5h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa 147-161 AD. Obv: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA, Diademed and draped bust right. Rev: CONCORDIAE. Antoninus to left holding roll and clasping hand of Faustina to right, veiled and holding scepter. RIC III 381b (Pius); RSC 159. Roughness & porosity on rev...(Image) $85

                    

376. Diva Faustina Sr., wife of Antoninus Pius. Died 141 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 3.70 gm; 6h). Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right. Rev: CONSECRATIO, Ceres or Aeternitas veiled, standing l., holding long torch. RIC III 382b (Pius) var. (veiled); RSC 165a. Toned. Lustrous surfaces......(Image) $145

                    

377. Another (17mm; 3.45 gm; 12h).......................................................(Image) $125

                    

378. Diva Faustina Senior. Died 141 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.47 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa 141-146 AD. Obv: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA, Draped bust r. Rev: PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left, sacrificing over lighted altar, holding box of perfumes. RIC 394a; RSC 234. aEF. Lustrous surfaces....................................................................................................(Image) $265

                    

379. Diva Faustina Sr. Died 141 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 2.89 gm; 10h). Struck under Antoninus Pius after circa 146 AD. Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right. Rev: AED DIV FAVSTINAE, temple of Diva Faustina: façade of hexastyle temple on podium, railing in front, statues before outer columns, relief in pediment, quadriga and figures as acroteria; within, seated statue of Faustina. RIC III 343 (Antoninus Pius); BMCRE 339-343 (Antoninus Pius); BMCRE 339 (Pius); RSC 1. aEF. Small dent on Faustina's cheek near her nose. Flan flaw on reverse lower right field.........................................................................(Image) $275

                    

380. Another (17mm; 3.04 gm; 12h)........................................................(Image) $95

                    

381. Diva Faustina Sr., wife of Antoninus Pius. Died 141 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 3.12 gm; 5h). Struck under Antoninus Pius, after 146 AD. Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right. Rev: CERES, Ceres, veiled, standing left, holding grain-ears and torch. RIC III 378 (A. Pius); RSC 136. Lustrous. Tiny ancient scratch at Faustina's nose. Circular die fault below her ear. VF+/EF (slightly worn obverse die)..................................................................................(Image) $195

                    

382. Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, AR Denarius (18x16mm; 3.55 gm; 1h). Rome, 144-148 AD. Obv: Bare head r. Rev: Honos standing l. holding branch and cornucopia. RIC Pius 429a; RSC 110. aEF. Splendid portrait. Traces of youthful beard. Small knick on cheek.................................................................(Image) $285

                    

383. Marcus Aurelius as Augustus. 161-180 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.08 gm; 6h). Struck Dec. 161-Dec. 162 AD. Obv: IMP M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev: PROV DEOR TR P XVI COS III, Providentia standing half-left, holding globe and cornucopia. RIC 51. RSC 518. Flan crack. About EF for wear. Unusually large letters..............................................................(Image) $85

                    

384. Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, 139-161 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 2.90 gm; 6h), Rome, struck 145-147 AD. Obv: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F Bare head of Marcus Aurelius to right. Rev. COS II, Honos standing left, holding branch in his right hand and cornucopiae in his left. RIC 429a; RSC 110. VF+ for wear, but some small dents.....................................................................................(Image) $125

                    

385. Marcus Aurelius, As Caesar, 139-161 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 2.97 gm; 6h). Struck under Antoninus Pius, 158-159 AD. Obv: Bare head right Rev: Spes advancing left, holding flower, raising hem of skirt. RIC III 479a (Pius); RSC 743...............................................................................................................(Image) $90

                    

386. Faustina Junior. Augusta, 147-175 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 2.91 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, 152-153 AD. Obv: Draped bust right. Rev: Concordia seated left, holding flower and resting left elbow on cornucopia; globe below throne. RIC III 502a (Pius); RSC 54. VF, pretty portrait. Minor die break before Faustina's face. EF..........................................................(Image) $250

                    

387. Faustina Jr., wife of Marcus Aurelius. Augusta, 145-175 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.42 gm; 5h). Struck under Marcus Aurelius, circa 161 AD. Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right. Rev: DIANA LVCIF, Diana Lucifera standing left, holding long, lighted torch. RIC III 674 (Aurelius);  (Aurelius); RSC 85. Lovely EF. A quote from CNG's web site on an identical coin: "An important historical type, commemorating the birth of Commodus and his twin brother, Antoninus, in 161 AD."..........................................................................(Image) SOLD

                    

388. Faustina Jr., wife of Marcus Aurelius. Augusta, 145-175 AD. AR Denarius (19x17mm; 2.86 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 147-149 AD. Obv: Draped bust right. Rev: Venus standing left, holding apple and rudder around which is entwined a dolphin. RIC III 517a (Pius); RSC 266. VF+........................(Image) $295

                                         

389. Diva Faustina Jr., wife of Marcus Aurelius. Died 175 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 2.84 gm; 11h). Struck under Marcus Aurelius, after 176 AD. Obv: DIVA FAV-STINA PIA, draped bust right. Rev: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas standing front, head left, holding phoenix on globe in r. hand and left elbow resting on a column. RIC 740; Sear 5213. Scarce, with column..............................(Image) $245

                    

390. Commodus. 177-192 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 2.11 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 192 AD. Obv: Head right, wearing lion skin headdress. Rev: HER-CVL/ROM-AN/AV-GV in three lines across field, divided by club; all within wreath. RIC III 251; MIR 18, 853-4/72; RSC 190. Toned........................(Image) $165

                    

391. Commodus. 177-192 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 2.62 gm; 5h). Rome, 189 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Minerva standing left, holding Victory and reverted spear; trophy behind. RIC III 189; RSC 366............................(Image) $175

                    

392. Commodus. 177-192 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 2.89 gm; 5h). Obv: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT, Laureate head of Commodus to right. Rev: VICTORIAE FELICI, Victory, turreted and with spread wings flying left, holding garland over two oval shields above tablet inscribed C V P P. RIC 196; C. 952. "The victories celebrated by this coin are probably those against revolts that broke out in Africa in 188 and 189. They were suppressed by the then governor of Africa, the future emperor Pertinax." Scarce. Flan crack.......................................(Image) $125

                    

393. Commodus. 177-192 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 2.10 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 186-187 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Nobilitas standing facing, head right, holding long scepter and statuette. RIC III 139; RSC 382.(Image) $160

                    

394. Commodus. 177-192 AD. AR Denarius (17mm; 2.52 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Obv: M. COMM. ANT P FEL AVG BRIT PP.  Laureate head right. Rev: LIB AVG P M TR P XV COS VI, Libertas standing facing, head left, holding pileus and scepter. RIC 208; RSC 282. Strong portrait. Flan crack. Flan flaw at base of neck..........................................................................................................(Image) $135

                    

395. Commodus. 177-192 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 2.50 gm; 12h). Struck 191 AD. Obv: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT P P, laureate head right. Rev: APOL PAL P M TR P XVI COS VI, Apollo standing front, head right, holding plectrum; lyre resting on column before. RIC III 218; BMCRE 292; RSC 25........(Image) $165
 


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