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                                      ANCIENT ROMAN COINS (Cont.)

                                                (In no particular order)

                   

500. Gordian III. 238–244 AD. AR antoninianus (22mm; 4.64 gm; 7h). Antioch mint, 239 AD. Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III right. Rev: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing facing, head left, holding scales and cornucopia. RIC 177a. RSC 17a. RCV 8600A. Scarce. EF. Lustrous. Slight golden tone................................(Image) $145

                   

501. Gordian III. 238-244 AD . AR Antoninianus (24mm; 4.68 gm; 1h). Rome mint. 10th emission, 242 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuir. bust right. Rev: Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting elbow on lyre. RIC IV 89; RSC 261 (erroneously says COSIII). Porosity. Copper deposits.........................(Image) $85

                   

502. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 5.50 gm; 6h). Rome mint. 10th emission, 242 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting elbow on lyre. RIC IV 89; RSC 261 (erroneously says COSIII). Splendid. aEF. Highly lustrous, with some mint luster.........................................................................................................(Image) $165

                   

503. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 4.17 gm; 2h). Rome mint. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopia. RSC 6. Scarce. aEF, luster...(Image) $165

                   

504. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.64 gm; 7h). Rome mint. 12th emission, 243 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia. RIC IV 142; RSC 81. Hard black deposit on Gordian's neck and other tiny black deposits. aEF, lustrous....................................................................................................(Image) $135

                   

504a. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (24mm; 4.49 gm; 12h). Rome mint. 14th emission, 244 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia. RIC IV 140; RSC 71. Lustrous EF. Very large flan. Nicely centered strike............(Image) $145

                   

505. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.45 gm; 5h). Rome mint. 1st emission, 238 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Fides standing facing, head left, holding standard and scepter. RIC IV 1; RSC 86. EF. Highly lustrous. Splendid portrait, but probably idealized.....(Image) $245

                   

506. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR antoninianus (21mm; 4.72 gm; 1h). Antioch mint, struck  244 AD. Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia. RIC 210; RSC 98a. Lustrous VF+....................(Image) $85

                   

507. Another. Note ornate cuirass seen from behind. (21mm; 4.44 gm; 12h). Barely visible die fault on reverse from 1 o'clock to 4 o'clock. Porosity on reverse.......................................................................................................(Image) $65

                   

508. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 5.34 gm;12h). Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Gordian standing right, holding transverse spear and globe. RIC IV 94; RSC 276. aEF for wear, but areas of porosity......................................................................................................(Image) $80

                   

509. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (21mm; 5.00 gm; 6h). Rome mint. 1st emission, 238 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Jupiter standing facing, head left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; to left, miniature figure of Gordian standing left. RIC IV 2; RSC 105a. A few small deposits and areas of porosity...............................................................(Image) $125

                   

510. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (5.12 gm). Rome mint. 9th-11th emission, 241-243 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Jupiter standing facing, head right, holding thunderbolt and scepter. RIC IV 84; RSC 109. Lustrous EF. Very unusual slightly cup-shaped flan. Deposits on obverse. Linear flan flaw on Gordian's forehead................................(Image) $140

                   

511. Another. (23mm; 4.29 gm; 6h) Lustrous aEF. A few small black deposits..................................................................................................(Image) $145

                   

512. Another. (23mm; 4.08 gm; 12h) Highly lustrous aEF. Slight golden tone............................................................................................................(Image) $95

                   

513. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 4.12 gm; 6h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. 8th-11th emissions, late 240-early 243 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and anchor set on ground. RIC IV 86; RSC 121. Lustrous. VF+................................(Image) $70

                   

514. Another. (23mm; 4.63 gm; 6h). Lustrous aEF. Slight golden tone..........................................................................................................(Image) $135

                   

515. Another. (23mm; 4.94 gm; 11h). VF+, but some porosity on the reverse. ....................................................................................................................(Image) $65

                   

516. Another. (22mm; 5.00 gm; 6h). Porosity and a bit of roughness on Gordian's face and upper left of reverse field.........................................(Image) $45

                   

517. Another. (23mm; 3.69 gm; 6h). Lustrous EF. Minor deposits......(Image) $145

                   

518.  Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (4.58 gm). Rome mint. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Liberalitas standing, head left, holding abacus and cornucopia. RIC IV 53; RSC 133 Lustrous EF...(Image) $145

                   

519. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (21mm; 5.38 gm; 5h). Rome mint, Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Liberalitas standing, head left, holding abacus and cornucopia. RIC IV 36; RSC 130. VF/EF......(Image) $125

                   

520. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (25x21m; 4.63 gm; 6h).  Antioch mint, 243-244 AD. Obv: Radiate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: MARTI PACIFERO. Mars, portraying an era of peace, running left holding olive branch before him in right hand and reversed spear (point between legs) and shield in his left hand. RIC IV, 212; RSC 162a. Lustrous, aEF for wear, but with some areas of porosity. Slight golden tone.....................................................(Image) $85

                   

521. Another. (22mm; 3.68 gm; 12h). VF+. Some porosity. Two small die cracks and two surface cracks on the obverse. A few black spot deposits. Slight porosity. Slight golden tone....................................................................(Image) $45

                   

522. Gordian III, 238-244 AD. AR antoninianus (23mm; 4.59 gm; 12h). Struck ca. 243-244 AD. Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Rev: MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM, Mars hastening right, armed with transverse spear and shield. RIC 147. RSC 160. Lustrous EF. Some copper deposits...................................................................................................(Image) $115

                   

523. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 5.18 gm; 6h). Antioch mint. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Providentia standing left, holding globe and transverse scepter. RIC IV 18; RSC 196a. Flan flaw/dent over Gordian's eye. Die break above Providentia. VF+........................(Image) $85

                   

524. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 5.08 gm; 6h). Rome mint, 4th officina. 2nd emission, 239 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Providentia standing left, holding globe and transverse scepter. RIC IV 18; RSC 196. VF+. Lustrous. Some porosity. Copper deposit at 7 o'clock edge of the reverse.............................................................................................(Image) $75

                   

525. Gordian III, 238-244 AD, AR Antoninianus (24mm; 5.06 gm; 12h). Rome, 243-244 AD. Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust r. Rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG, Providentia standing l., holding wand over globe with right hand and scepter in left hand. RIC 150; RSC 299. Lustrous aEF. Flan flaw at Providentia's lower legs and coin bottom. Black spots of deposits at a few places on both obverse and reverse.........(Image) $45

                   

526. Gordian III.  238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.25 gm; 6h). Rome mint. 1st emission, 238 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Providentia stg. left, holding globe and scepter. RIC IV 4; RSC 302...(Image) $75

                   

527. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.77 gm; 12h). Rome mint, 2nd officina. 5th-6th emissions, 239-240 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory and spear. RIC IV 70; RSC 314. Lustrous aEF. Some porosity....................(Image) $125

                   

528. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.17 gm; 6h). Rome mint, 2nd officina. 3rd-4th emissions, 239 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Roma seated left on shield, holding Victory and spear. RIC IV 38; RSC 312. VF+. Small deposit on top edge of reverse....................(Image) $165

                   

529. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 3.91 gm; 6h). Antioch mint. Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and cuir. bust right, seen from behind. Rev: SAECVLI FELICITAS, Gordian stg. r. holding transverse spear in right hand, globe in l. RIC IV 216; RSC 319a. Lustrous EF, but with some small porosity. Copper deposit at 2 o'clock on reverse edge.............(Image) $125

                   

530. Another. (23mm; 5.10 gm; 12h). Lustrous VF+.............................(Image) $135

                   

531. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.38 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Securitas standing left, legs crossed, holding scepter and leaning on column. RIC IV 153, RSC 336  Lustrous aEF. Some porosity. Somewhat worn reverse die.............(Image) $75

                   

532. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 4.70 gm; 6h). Rome mint, 1st officina. 8th-11th emissions, 240-243 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Sol standing facing, head left, extending arm and holding globe. RIC IV 83; RSC 41. Minor deposits. aEF, but with some minor porosity...................................................................................................(Image) $125

                   

533. Another (23mm; 4.50 gm; 12h). VF+, but with some edge deposits and minor porosity. Also, a somewhat worn reverse die.............................(Image) $75

                   

534. Another (22mm; 4.58 gm; 7h). VF/EF. Minor deposits. Porosity...(Image) $75

                   

536. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.53 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 241-243 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: Sol standing facing, head left, extending arm and holding globe. RIC IV 83; RSC 41. Lustrous VF. Some minor porosity and deposits..(Image) $65

                   

537. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (25x22mm; 5.3 gm; 1h). Antioch mint. Struck  242-244 AD. Obv: Radiate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: Sol standing facing, head left, raising hand and holding globe. RIC IV 213; RSC 167. Die break at Gordian's nose. Porosity ......................(Image) $35

                   

538. Another (24mm; 3.80 gm; 7h). Lustrous EF. Some porosity and minor copper deposits........................................................................................(Image) $65

                   

539. Another (22mm; 4.14 gm; 6h). Flan crack. Deposits. Porosity......(image) $55

                   

540. Another (24mm; 3.23 gm; 6h). High luster. Slightly worn obverse and reverse dies, or not fully struck-up. Flan flaw on Sol's right thigh......(Image) $55

                   

541. Another. (22mm; 5.88 gm; 12h). VF+ for wear, but porosity on obverse and areas of roughness and porosity on the reverse. A few small copper deposits......................................................................................................(Image) $30

                   

542. Another. (24x20mm; 4.00 gm; 6h). Lustrous, near mint state. Tiny deposit on reverse.................................................................................................(Image) $175

                   

543. Another. (23mm; 4.83 gm; 12h). Lustrous EF; tiny dent/flan flaw on Sol's chest........................................................................................................(Image) $135

                   

544. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.49 gm; 12h). Rome mint. 1st emission, 238 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm frond. RIC IV 5; RSC 357. Reverse has some porosity.....................................................................(Image) $45

                   

545. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Denarius (18mm; 3.37 gm; 12h). Rome mint, 1st officina. 7th emission, 240 AD. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Diana Lucifera standing right, holding long torch. RIC IV 127; RSC 69. .....................................................................................................................(Image) $55

                   

546. Another. (20mm; 3.00 gm; 6h). aEF, lustrous...............................(Image) $145

                   

547. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Denarius (19mm; 2.72 gm; 12h). Rome mint, 2nd officina. 7th emission, 240 AD. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Pietas stg. left, raising both hands. RIC IV 129; RSC 186..(Image) $85

                   

548. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Denarius (20mm; 3.63 gm; 6h). Rome mint, 1st officina. 8th-11th emissions, 240-243 AD. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Sol, radiate, standing left, raising hand and holding globe. RIC IV 111; RSC 39. EF..................................................................................(Image) $175

                   

549. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Denarius (20mm; 2.63 gm; 6h). Rome mint, 6th officina. 7th emission, 1st phase, 240 AD. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Gordian on horseback prancing left, holding spear and raising hand. RIC IV 81; RSC 234. Small dent behind Gordian's eye. Obverse slightly double struck Obverse weakly struck to right. Reverse struck with a worn and damaged die...............................................................................................(Image) $45

                   

550. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. AR Denarius (23x20mm; 3.75 gm; 6h). Rome mint, 4th officina. 7th emission, 240 AD. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Salus standing right, feeding serpent from patera. RIC IV 129a; RSC 325..............................................................................................................(Image) $95

                   

551. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus ( 23mm; 4.28 gm; 12h). Struck 247 AD. Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia. RIC IV 27b; RSC 9. Superb, lustrous EF.......(Image) $175

                   

552. Another. (22mm; 3.94 gm; 12h). Slightly bent flan. Roughness and porosity. Toned.........................................................................................................(Image) $45

                   

553. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 3.77 gm; 7h). Struck 246 AD. Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: P M TR P III COS P P, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC IV 3; RSC 124. Lustrous, EF+. Die break at Philip's eye...........................................................................................................(Image) $125

                   

554. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 3.95 gm; 6h). Rome mint, 1st officina. 6th emission, 247 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Felicitas standing left holding long caduceus and cornucopia. RIC IV 4; RSC 136. Surface delamination on forehead, otherwise, EF, highly detailed and lustrous...................................................................................................(Image) $125

                   

555. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 4.58 gm; 6h). Rome mint. 2nd emission, 244 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Laetitia standing left, holding wreath in right hand and rudder in her left hand . RIC IV 36b; RSC 80. Slight golden toning..............................................(Image) $95

                   

556. Commemorating peace with the Sassanids. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 4.96 gm; 12h). Antioch mint. Struck 244-245 AD. Obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P M, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev:PAX FVNDATA CVM PERSIS, Pax standing left, holding olive branch and transverse scepter. RIC IV 72; RSC 114. Scarce. The line descending from Philip's chin is not a surface crack. It is raised metal, indicating a crack in the die face. There is a minor surface crack in the right field of the reverse, which does not extend to the obverse. Surface luster on the obverse and some minor porosity on the reverse. aEF on the obverse and a somewhat worn reverse die. Light golden toning...............................................................................(Image) $225

                   

557. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus(22mm; 5.10 gm; 12h). Struck 244-247 AD. Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: PAX AETERN, Pax advancing left, holding olive branch and slightly transverse scepter. RIC IV 41; RSC 102. Lustrous. aEF. ...................(Image) $125

                   

558. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.05 gm; 1h). Struck 244-247 AD. Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: PAX AETERN, Pax standing, facing, head left, holding olive branch and transverse scepter. RIC 40(b), RSC 103. Lustrous, VF+. Deposit......(Image) $90

                   

559. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (25x21mm; 4.18 gm; 1h). Struck 247 AD. Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma seated left, holding Victory and scepter; shield at side, altar at feet. RIC IV 45; RSC 170. VF+. Die flaw/raised ridge in front of Philip's nose. Copper deposits on reverse..........................................(Image) $145

                   

560. Another similar. (23x20mm; 4.12 gm; 6h). Boss in center of the shield. aEF. Minor reverse porosity. RIC IV 65;  RSC 171........................................(Image) $125

                   

561. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.50 gm; 6h). Rome mint. 11th emission, 249 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia; wheel below seat. RIC IV 63b; RSC 65. VF, worn reverse die. Coppery deposits between letters from 8 to 12 o'clock on reverse....................................(Image) $80

                   

562. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (24mm; 4.42 gm; 5h). Rome mint. 1st emission, 244 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Salus standing left, feeding from patera a snake rising from altar and holding rudder. RIC IV 47; RSC 205. Some luster. Ragged flan. Some porosity.........(Image) $65

                   

563. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; .51 gm; 12h). Rome mint. 4th emission, 245 AD. Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: SECVRIT ORBIS, Securitas seated left holding baton and long scepter. RIC IV 48b; RSC 215. Some mint luster. VF+..........(Image) $95

                   

564. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 3.68 gm; 12h). Rome mint, 6th officina. 3rd emission, 244 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm frond. RIC IV 51; RSC 235. aEF and lustrous. Reverse flan flaw from 8 to 10 o'clock............(Image) $55

                   

565. Philip I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.45 gm; 6h). Antioch mint. Struck 245 AD. Obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P M, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Virtus standing right, holding spear and shield. RIC IV 71; cf. Hunter 122; Göbl, "Römischer Münzhort Tulln 1966," NZ 1969, 864; RSC 244. Good VF, some luster. "Extremely rare; only one specimen recorded in the Tullin Hoard.". Reverse die roughness.........................................................................(Image) $135

                   

566. Otacilia Severa. Augusta, 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 3.82 gm; 6h). Rome mint, 4th officina. 6th emission of Philip I, 247 AD. Obv: Draped bust right, wearing stephane and set on crescent. Rev: Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopia. RIC IV 125c (Philip I); RSC 4. EF, some original mint luster.................................................................................(Image) $175

                   

567. Another (23mm; 3.78 gm; 6h). Slight toning, EF+. Highly lustrous. Some original mint luster. Slight die break before Otacilia's forehead........(Image) $185

                   

568. Another (23mm; 4.52 gm; 6h). Lustrous EF. Die break extending from Otacilia's chin to chest...........................................................................(Image) $135

                   

569. Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I. 247-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 3.14 gm; 6h). OTACIL SEVERA AVG, diademed draped bust right on crescent. Obv: PIETAS AVGG, Pietas standing left with right hand raised over altar and box of perfumes in her left arm. Δ to left. RIC 115, RSC 39. Rare..................(Image) $135

                   

570. Philip II. 247-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 4.60 gm; 2h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. 11th emission, 249 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Philip I and Philip II seated left on curule chairs, each holding scepter. RIC IV 230; RSC 17. Obverse bust and inscription a bit rough, but some luster on both sides of the coin...............................................................(Image) $85

                   

571. Philip II. 247-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 3.89 gm; 12h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. 5th emission of Philip I, 246 AD. Obv: Radiate and draped bust right. Rev: Philip II standing left, holding globe and spear. RIC IV 218d; RSC 48. Some double striking on obverse face. Lustrous..................................(Image) $65

                   

572. Philip II. As Caesar, 244-247 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 3.81 gm; 7h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. 6th emission, 247 AD. Obv: Radiate and draped bust right. Rev: Philip II standing left, holding globe and spear; captive seated at feet to left. RIC IV 219; RSC 57. Highly lustrous, exceptional EF! Note the garment detail of the prince on the reverse.........................................................(Image) $245

                   

573. Another (22mm; 4.62 gm; 6h). Lustrous VF+................................(Image) $135

                   

574. Philip II. As Caesar, 244-247 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.20 gm; 1h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. 4th emission, 245 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Emperor standing right and holding globe and transverse scepter. RIC IV 216c; RSC 54. Little actual wear, but uneven obverse surfaces and quite porous reverse..........................................................(Image) $40

                   

575. Philip II. 247-249 AD. Antoninianus (23mm; 4.24 gm; 6h). Struck 248 AD. Obv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: SAECVLARES AVGG, goat standing left; III in exergue. RIC IV 224; Hunter 26; RSC 72. Struck in commemoration of the 1000th anniversary of Rome's founding. What appears to be a surface crack running from the letter S on the right and extending across Philip's head is in fact raised metal, indicating a die break. VF+.....................................................................(Image) $125

                   

576. Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 4.78 gm; 6h). Rome mint, 4th officina. 4th emission, 250 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Abundantia standing right, emptying contents of cornucopia. RIC IV 10b; RSC 2. VF. Porosity. Minor deposits...................................(Image) $65

                   

577.  Another (22mm; 4.85 gm; 1h). VF+. Obverse surface roughness. Minor obverse deposit.........................................................................................(Image) $40

                   

578. Another (22mm; 4.89 gm; 12h). Little wear, but obverse and reverse porosity......................................................................................................(Image) $35

                   

579. Another. (23mm; 3.64 gm; 7h)..........................................................(Image) $45

                   

580. Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 4.59 gm; 6h). Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: ADVENTVS AVG, Decius on horseback left raising right hand and holding scepter in left. RIC IV 11b; RSC 4. Lustrous VF+.................................(Image) $165

                   

581. Another. (23mm; 4.41 gm; 11h). VF+/EF. Lustrous. Small copper deposit on 7 o'clock and 3 o'clock edge of reverse................................................(Image) $175

                   

582. Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 3.31 gm; 12h). Rome mint, 1st officina. 2nd-3rd emissions, 249-250 AD. Obv: Radiate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Dacia standing left, holding a Draco-headed staff. RSC 16. Especially lovely depiction of Dacia. Some light porosity..................(Image) $145

                    

583. Trajan Decius. 247-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (24x21mm; 4.93 gm; 6h). Struck 249-250 AD. Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, drapery on far shoulder. Rev: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; standard to right. RIC IV 16c; RSC 49. Lustrous, but with some porosity, mainly in the reverse fields. Die break on Decius' crown.............................................(Image) $45

                   

584. Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 3.10 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 251 AD. Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuir. bust r. Rev: PANNONIAE, the two Pannoniae facing one another, clasping hands; standard between. RIC IV 26; RSC 81. VF.................(Image) $75

                   

585. Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 5.24 gm; 6h). Rome mint. Struck 250 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: Uberitas standing facing, head left, holding purse in right hand and cornucopia in left arm. RIC IV 28b; RSC 105. VF+. Lustrous, but some porosity, mainly on the reverse side. Slightly worn reverse die........(Image) $65

                   

586. Another. (22mm; 4.22 gm; 12h). aEF, but slightly weak strike on the obverse or worn die. Slight porosity. Die break on Decius' crown.....(Image) $65

                   

587. Another. (24x21mm; 4.31 gm; 1h). VF+, except for off-center strike. Legends partially lost...............................................................................(Image) $65

                   

588. Another. (24x20mm; 3.67 gm; 6h). VF..............................................(Image) $75

                   

589. Herennia Etruscilla, wife of Trajan Decius. AR Antoninianus (21mm; 4.64 gm; 6h). Obv: HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, on crescent. Rev: PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia seated left, holding transverse scepter and drawing veil. RIC IV 59b (Decius); RSC 19......................................(Image) $95

                   

590. Another. (21mm; 3.91 gm; 7h). Lustrous. EF/VF. Small deposit on empress' lower neck line..........................................................................................(Image) $75

                   

591. Herennia Etruscilla, wife of Trajan Decius. Augusta 249-251 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 3.72 gm; 1h). Obv: HER ETRVSCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust right, set on crescent. Rev: PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia standing left, holding transverse scepter and drawing veil. RIC IV 58b (Decius); Hunter 4; RSC 17. VF+.......................................................................................................(Image) $70

                   

592. Another (22mm; 4.09 gm; 6h). Little actual wear, but porosity on obverse. Flan flaws behind empress' head............................................................(Image) $65

                   

593. Another (23mm; 4.28 gm; 8h). Lustrous. Light ancient mark on empress' neck............................................................................................................(Image) $65

                   

594. Another (22mm; 4.06 gm; 6h). aEF, but worn reverse die.............(Image) $50

                   

595. Herennius Etruscus. As Caesar, 249-251 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 3.79 gm; 7h). Rome mint. 5th emission of Trajan Decius, early 251 AD. Obv: Radiate and draped bust right. Rev: Apollo seated left, holding branch and resting left elbow on a lyre. RIC IV 146 (Decius); RSC 24a.(Image) Note blundered "NODC" vs. the correct "NOBC" at end of obverse legend................................(Image) $125

                   

596. Herennius Etruscus. As Caesar, 249-251 AD. AR Antoninianus (23x20mm; 3.74 gm; 6h). Rome mint, 1st officina. 3rd emission of Trajan Decius, 250 AD. Obv: Radiate and draped bust right. Rev: Mercury standing left, holding purse and caduceus. RIC IV 142b (Decius); RSC 11. aEF. Some porosity. Flan flaw before Mercury's face and above the caduceus..................................(Image) $145

                   

597. Herennius Etruscus, as Caesar. 250-251 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 4.09 gm; 12h). Obv: Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, radiate and draped bust right. Rev: PRINCIPI  IVVENTVTIS, Herennius standing left, holding baton and spear. RIC IV 147c; RSC 26. Some porosity in fields. Weak strike on obverse and reverse......................................................................................................(Image) $85

                   

598. Volusian. 251-253 AD. AR Antoninianus (23mm; 3.72 gm; 1h). Obv: IMP CAE C VIB VOLUSIANO AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae. RIC IV 168; RSC 25. aEF. Some porosity.(Image) $145

                   

599. Volusian. 251-253 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 3.48 gm; 5h). Rome mint, 4th officina. 5th emission, 253 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Volusian standing left, holding branch and short transverse scepter. RIC IV 140; RSC 92. VF. Porous surfaces................................................(Image) $45

                   

600. Volusian. 251-253 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 3.51 gm; 11h). Rome mint, 5th officina. 3rd emission, mid-late 252 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Virtus standing right holding reversed spear and resting hand upon shield. RIC IV 206; RSC 133. VF, but rough surfaces and flan flaw across lower obverse and reverse.......................................................................(Image) $35

                   

601. Valerian I. 253-260 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 3.55 gm; 12h). Rome mint. 1st emission, 253-254 AD. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus set on ground and cornucopia. RIC V 87 var. (bust not cuirassed); MIR 36, 20d; RSC 53 var. (same). VF. Toned.  Porous surfaces.........................................................................................(Image) $45

                   

602. Valerian II. Caesar, 256-258 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm; 5.50 gm - unusually heavy; 12h). Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne) mint. 1st emission, 257-258 AD. Obv: Radiate and draped bust right, as seen from behind. Rev: Young Jupiter riding goat right, head left, raising both hands. RIC V 3; MIR 36, 907e; RSC 26. VF. Struck on a broad flan of good silver. Impact damage with metal movement at top of head. Flan surface irregularity on reverse, which does not carry through to the obverse, but reflects a flan delamination. The reverse of this type features Valerian as an infant Jupiter riding on the goat Amalthea and continues the familial reign and coinage initiated by Valerian’s grandfather and father, Valerian I and Gallienus..............................................................(Image) $145

                   

603. Gallienus. 253-268 AD. Antoninianus (22mm; 3.45 gm; 6h). Antioch mint. Struck 263 AD. Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: IOVI STATORI, Jupiter standing left, holding scepter and thunderbolt; star in exergue. RIC V 645; RSC 394. Obv: good VF; Rev: F. Good silvering on obverse but eroded on right of reverse......(Image) $35

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