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                                          ANCIENT ROMAN COINS (Cont.)

                                                   (In no particular order)

                     

                        C. Coelius Caldus.jpg (72767 bytes)

80. The Roman Republic. C. Coelius Caldus. 53 B.C.. AR denarius. 3.50 gm. Obv: C..COEL.CALDVS Head of C. Coelius Caldus r.; in l. field, standard inscribed HIS; in r. field, standard in the form of a boar. Rev: Tablet inscribed L.CALDVS/VIIVIR.EPVL, behind which figure preparing epulum ; on either side of table, a trophy. On outer l. field, CALDVS, on outer r. field, IMP.A.X. In exergue, CALDVS.IIIVIR. Babelon Coelia 7. Sydenham 894. Crawford 437/2a. Rare. Two old scratches on forehead............................................(Image) $995

                         DivusAugustus-Tiberius.jpg (220077 bytes)

81. Divus Augustus. Died 14 AD.  As. Rome mint. Struck under Tiberius, circa  15-16 AD . Obv: Radiate head left; star above, thunderbolt before. Rev: Seated female figure right, feet on stool, holding patera and scepter. RIC I, 72; BMCRE 151; C. 244..........................................................................(Image) SOLD

                        TrajanSemis.jpg (255053 bytes)

82. Trajan. 98-117 AD. Semis (19mm, 4.9 g, 6h). Rome mint, for circulation in Syria. Struck 116 AD. Obv:Radiate and draped bust right. Rev: Large SC within oak wreath, legend around. RIC II 645; BMCRE 1103; Sear Millenium Ed. 3244. aEF, but rev. die a bit worn. Magnificent black patina......(Image) $625

                        AugustusAndTiberius.jpg (205823 bytes)

83. Augustus, with Tiberius as Caesar. 27 BC-14 AD . AR Denarius. 4.0 gm. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 13-14 AD.  Obv: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head of Augustus right. Rev:  TI CAESAR in exergue, AVG F TR POT XV above, Tiberius, standing right, driving triumphal quadriga, holding eagle tipped scepter in left hand and laurel branch and reins in right. RIC I 224; RSC 301; BMCRE 509-10; BN 1690..........(Image) $2550

                         NeroDenSalus.jpg (204326 bytes)

84. Nero. 54-68 AD. AR Denarius. 3.0 gm. Rome mint. Struck circa 65-66 AD. Obv: NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right. Rev: SALVS in exergue, Salus, draped, seated left on ornamented throne, holding patera in right hand and resting left hand on side. RIC I 60; RSC 314; BMCRE 90-3......(Image) $525

                         OthoDen2.jpg (213074 bytes)

85. Otho. 69 AD. AR Denarius. 3.3 gm. Rome mint. Obv:Bare head right. Rev: Securitas stg. left, holding wreath and scepter. RIC I 8; RSC 17.(Image) $1450

                         DomitianDen.jpg (213481 bytes)

86. DOMITIAN. 81-96 AD. AR Denarius. 3,1 gm. Rome mint. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Minerva standing left, holding spear. RSC 185....(Image) $550

                         VespasianPaciEphesos.jpg (186280 bytes)

87. Vespasian. 69-79 AD. AR Denarius. 3.0 gm. Ephesus mint. Struck 71 AD. Obv:  IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, laureate head right. Rev: PACI AVGVSTAE, Victory advancing right, holding wreath in extended right hand and palm across left shoulder; EPHE (PHE ligate) in lower right field. RIC II 333; RPC II 833; BMCRE 457; BN 351; RSC 276....................(Image) $1200

                         DivoCommodo.jpg (97336 bytes)

88. Divus Commodus. Died AD 192. AR Antoninianus. 3.5 gm. Commemorative issue. Rome mint, 5th officina. 8th emission of Trajan Decius, mid AD 251. Obv: Rad. head right. Rev: Lighted altar. RIC IV 94 (Decius); RSC 1010. aEF, but obverse not fully struck-up.......(Image) $1450

                         PlotinaDen.jpg (196251 bytes)

89. PLOTINA, wife of Trajan. Augusta, 105-122 AD. AR Denarius. 2.7 gm. Struck under Trajan, 112 AD.  Obv: Her Diademed and draped bust right. Rev: Vesta std. left on throne, holding palladium and sceptre. RIC II 730 (Trajan); BMCRE 526(Trajan); RSC 3.............................................................(Image) $1650

                         Paulina.jpg (199646 bytes)

90. Diva Paulina. Died before 235 AD.  AR Denarius. 3.1 gm. Commemorative issue. Rome mint. 2nd emission of Maximinus I, 236 AD. Obv: Veiled and draped bust rt. Rev: Diva Paulina, raising hand and holding scepter, reclining left on peacock flying upward. RIC IV 2; RSC 2.............................(Image) $650

                         PupienusAnt.jpg (193298 bytes)

91. Pupienus. 238 AD. AR Antoninianus, 5.0 gm, Rome mint. 2nd emission. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Clasped right hands. RIC IV 11b; RSC 21; BMCRE 92-4........................................................(Image) SOLD

                          PupienusDen.jpg (242022 bytes)

92. Pupienus. 238 AD. AR Denarius. Rome,  2.4 gm. Obv: IMP C M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae. RIC 1; RSC 6. Scarce.......................................................................................(Image) $950

                          BalbinusAnt.jpg (219723 bytes)

93. Balbinus. 238 AD. AR Antoninianus. 5.1 gm. Rome mint. 2nd emission. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG, clasped right hands. RIC IV 10; BMCRE 67-70; RSC 3......................(Image) $950

                         Mariniana.jpg (189939 bytes)

94. Diva Mariniana, wife of Valerian I. AR Antoninianus. 3.4 gm. Struck 254-256 AD. Obv: DIVAE MARINIANAE, veiled and draped bust right, resting on a crescent. Rev: CONSECRATIO, peacock flying right, carrying Mariniana who is veiled and raising right hand and holding scepter. RIC V pt. 1, 6; Gbl 220b; Hunter 1; RSC 16..................................................................................(Image) $725

                          MarkAntonyTemple.jpg (212223 bytes)

95. The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. 42 BC. AR Denarius. 3.8 gm, Military mint traveling with Antony in Greece. Obv: Bare head right. Rev: Facing head of Sol on disk within distyle temple. Crawford 496/1; CRI 128; Sydenham 1168; RSC 12..........................................................................................(Image) $975

                           MarkAntonyLituus.jpg (248172 bytes)

96. The Triumvirs. Mark Antony. Early summer 40 BC. AR Denarius 3.4 gm, Military mint traveling with Antony and Plancus in central Greece. Obv: Lituus and capis.Rev: Sacrifical jug; winged thunderbolt and winged caduceus flanking. Sydenham 1191 (R7); RSC 22. Good VF, lightly toned. Struck on a broad flan. Extremely rare. Flan crack............................................(Image)$1375

                            AugustusImpAct.jpg (192242 bytes)

97. Augustus. 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius. 3.70 gm. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck 11 BC. Obv: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, bare head right. Rev: IMP X(?) across field, ACT in exergue. Apollo Citharoedus of Actium, wearing long drapery, standing facing, head left, holding plectrum in right hand and lyre in left. RSC 144(?)...................................................................................................(Image) SOLD

                              GalbaVict.jpg (207754 bytes)

98. Galba. 68-69 AD. AR Denarius. 3.3 gm. Rome mint. Struck circa July  68 AD - January 69 AD. Obv: Laureate and draped bust right. Rev: Victory stg. left on globe, holding wreath and palm. RIC I, 217; RSC 328......(Image) $750

                              AntPiusConsecratio.jpg (216376 bytes)

99. Divus Antoninus Pius. Died 161 AD. AR Denarius. 3.1 gm, Consecration issue. Rome mint. Struck under Marcus Aurelius, 161 AD. Obv: Bare-headed bust right, slight drapery. Rev: Funeral pyre of four tiers surmounted by facing quadriga. RIC III 438 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 27/4-12 (Aurelius); RSC 164a. Superb EF, Glossy surfaces. Boldly struck..................................(Image) $625

                              AntPiusMarcusAurelius.jpg (222895 bytes)

100. Antoninus Pius, with Marcus Aurelius as Caesar. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius. 3.5 gm. Rome mint. Struck 140-144 AD. 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 right. RIC II 417a; Strack 110; RSC 15; BMCRE 155......................................................(Image) $950

                               SabinaDen.jpg (173848 bytes)

101. Sabina. Augusta, 128-136/7 AD. AR Denarius. 3.2 gm. Rome mint. Struck under Hadrian, circa 134-136 AD. Obv: Diademed and draped bust right. Rev: Venus standing right, drawing fold of drapery from her shoulder and holding an apple. RIC II 396 (Hadrian); RSC 73............................................(Image) $225

                               JCAnepigraphic.jpg (62388 bytes)

102. Julius Caesar. AR denarius. 3.7 gm. Struck August, 43 B.C. (Rome). Posthumous issue. L. Flaminius Chilo, moneyer. Obv: Laureate head right. Anepigraphic. Light ancient scratches. Rev: Pax standing left, holding caduceus and scepter. Some deposits. Crawford 485/1; CRI 113; Sydenham 1089; RSC 26. Sear Millenium edition 1423. Scarce variety.......(Image) $4450

                              DivoTito.jpg (77257 bytes)

103. Restored Coinage of Trajan Decius for Divus Titus. 249-251 AD. AR Antoninianus, 3.3 gm. 12 h. Rome, 251 AD. Obv: DIVO TITO Radiate head of Divus Titus right. Rev: CONSECRATIO Eagle standing right, head left, wings raised. RIC IV.3, p. 130, 81a (Rare). Cohen (Titus) 404 (3 Fr.). Rare. Dark toning. Worn reverse die..............................................................(Image) $250

                             LuciusVerusArmen.jpg (123613 bytes)

104. Lucius Verus. 161-169 AD. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.5 gm, 8h). Rome mint. Struck 163 AD.  Obv: Bare head right. Rev: Armenia seated left on ground in attitude of mourning; shield and vexillum to left, bow and quiver to right. RIC III 501; MIR 18, 62-14/10; RSC 6. VF+. Dark toning.......................(Image) SOLD

                          JuliaMamaeaFelicitas2.jpg (111340 bytes) 

105. Julia Mamaea. Augusta, 222-235 AD. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.1 gm, 7h). Rome mint. 11th emission of Severus Alexander, 230 AD. Obv: Draped bust right, wearing stephane. Rev: Felicitas seated left on chair, holding caduceus and cornucopia. RIC IV 338 (Alexander); BMCRE 658-9 (Alexander); RSC 24. Superb EF. Edge flan flaw.................................................................(Image) $345

                         JuliaMamaeaFelicitas.jpg (107876 bytes)

106. Julia Mamaea. Augusta, 222-235 AD. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.7 gm, 7h). Rome mint. 11th emission of Severus Alexander, 230 AD. Obv: Draped bust right, wearing stephane. Rev: Felicitas stg. left, holding caduceus and leaning upon column to right. RIC IV 335 (Sev. Alex.); RSC 17. Near EF....(Image) $245

                         HerenEtruscAnt.jpg (111977 bytes)

107. Herennius Etruscus. As Caesar, AD 249-251. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.9 gm, 12h). Rome mint. 5th emission of Trajan Decius, early 251 AD. Obv: Radiate and draped bust r. Rev: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, Apollo std. left, holding branch and resting left elbow on a lyre. RIC IV 146 (Decius); RSC 24a. aEF........................................................................................................(Image) $295

                         SevAlexPaxRSC254.jpg (123703 bytes)

108. Severus Alexander. 221-228 AD. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.0 gm, 12h). Rome.  Obv: Laureate, draped bust r. Rev: Pax standing l., holding branch in r. hand and scepter in left. RIC 40; C. 254; RSC 254, BMC 167-9. Superb Extremely Fine! Beautiful luster, slight coppery toning, as seen..(Image) $365

                         NervaFortunaDen.jpg (102478 bytes)

109. Nerva. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius (19 mm., 3.4 gm., 7h). Rome. Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P COS III P P. Laureate head right. Rev: FORTVNA PR. Fortuna seated left, holding grain ears and scepter. .RIC:17, C:79, RSC 79. About extremely fine for wear, but reverse die is a bit worn. Ancient scratches on reverse exergue..............................................................................(Image) $375

                         AeliusCaesarDen.jpg (89665 bytes)

110. Aelius, Caesar. 136-138 AD. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.2 gm, 5h). Obv: AELIVS CAESAR. Bare head right. Rev: TRPOT COS II Spes walking left, holding flower and lifting fold of her skirt. RIC II 435 (Hadrian); RSC 55. Dark toning............................................................................................(Image) $440

                         NeroSalusDen2.jpg (73133 bytes)

111. Nero. 54-68 AD. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.0 gm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck circa 65-66 AD. Obv: NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head right. Rev: SALVS in exergue, Salus, draped, seated left on ornamented throne, holding patera in right hand and resting left hand on side. RIC I, 71; RSC 316; BMC 98; CBN 242.  VF........................................................................................(Image) $375

                         VitelliusTripodDolphinDen.jpg (70174 bytes)

112. Vitellius. 69 AD. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.0 gm, 6h). Obv: A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP TR P, laureate head right. Rev: XV VIR SACR FAC, tripod-lebes; dolphin above, raven within. RIC I 86; BMCRE 17; RSC 114.  VF....(Image) $295

                         FaustinaJrFecunditas.jpg (94283 bytes)

113. FAUSTINA Jr., wife of Marcus Aurelius. Died 175 AD. AR Denarius (3.0 gm). Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right wearing single circlet of pearls around head. Rev: FECVNDITAS, Fecunditas standing r., holding scepter & child. RIC III 677 (Aurelius); RSC 99a. aEF................(Image) $175

                         AntPiusModiusDen.jpg (91910 bytes)

114. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.4 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa 141-143 AD. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, Obv: laureate head right. Rev: ANNO NA AVG, modius with four grain ears and poppy. RIC III 62; BMC 181; RSC 33. aEF......................................(Image) $225

                         JuliaSsoemiasDen.jpg (92672 bytes)

115. Julia Soaemias. Augusta, 218-222 AD. AR Denarius (20mm, 2.9 gm, 1h). Rome mint. Struck under Elagabalus, 218-220 AD. Obv: Draped bust right. Rev: Venus seated left, holding apple and scepter; to left, child standing right, raising hands. RIC IV 243 (Elagabalus); Thirion 388; RSC 14. aEF, bright surfaces. Some surface roughness on reverse, from 9h to 11h.....(Image) $525

                         MacrinusFidesDen.jpg (93116 bytes)

116. Macrinus. 217-218 AD. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.1 gm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck 217 AD. Obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Fides standing left, holding signum in each hand; additional signum to left and right. RIC IV 68; Clay Issue 1; RSC 26. EF, toned. Fine style, early portrait..(Image) $525

                         MacrAeqitasDen3.jpg (93535 bytes)

117. Macrinus. 217-218 AD. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.1 gm, 5h). Rome mint, 1st officina. 3rd emission, March-June 218 AD. Obv: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right, with long beard. Rev: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing facing, head left, holding scales in right hand, cradling cornucopia in left arm. RIC IV 53; Szaivert series 12; RSC 2; BMCRE 58. EF. Bold, powerful portrait, with magnificent surfaces of which photo doesn't do  justice!.................................................................(Image) $675

                         SevAlexSolDen2.jpg (92388 bytes)

118. Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. AR Denarius (19mm, 2.9 gm, 7h). Rome mint. 11th emission, 230 AD. Obv: Laureate bust right, slight drapery. Rev: Amazing depiction of Sol stg. slightly right, head l., raising hand and holding globe. RIC IV 102; RSC 391a. Spectacular EF. Golden tone...(Image).$425

                         JuliaMamaeaFelicitas4.jpg (96098 bytes)

119. Julia Mamaea. Augusta, 222-235 AD. AR Denarius (20mm, 3.3 gm, 7h). Rome mint. 11th emission of Severus Alexander, 230 AD. Obv: Draped bust right, wearing stephane. Rev: Felicitas seated left on throne, holding caduceus and cornucopia. RIC IV 338 (Severus Alexander); RSC 24. Choice EF. Toned................................................................................(Image) $525

                         MaximinusSalusDen.jpg (99953 bytes)

120. Maximinus I. 235-238 AD. AR Denarius (20mm, 2.4 gm, 6h). Rome mint. 2nd emission, 236 AD. Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus enthroned left, feeding from patera held in right hand a snake coiled around altar, resting left arm on armrest. RIC IV 14; BMCRE 99; RSC 85a. EF.................................(Image) $295

                         DiocletianArgentius.jpg (87905 bytes)

121. Diocletian. 284-305 AD. AR Argenteus (19mm, 3.5 gm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck circa 294 AD. Obv: DIOCLETI-ANVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev: VIRTVS MILITVM, four tetrarchs sacrificing over tripod before city enclosure with six turrets; B in exergue. RIC VI 40a; Pink, Silberprgung, pg. 17; Jelocnik 45; Hunter 34; RSC 516g. VF, ancient linear dent behind jaw, ear, to edge of head; small ancient scratch near mouth. Scarce.............(Image) $525

                         MaximianusArgenteus.jpg (91588 bytes)

122. Maximianus. First reign, 286-305 AD. AR Argenteus (19mm, 3.2 gm, 5h). Antioch mint. 7th emission, circa 298 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: VIRTVS MILITVM, three-turreted camp gate without doors; ANTH in exergue. RIC VI 39b (R4!). VF, flan crack. Very rare!......................................(Image) $525

                         ConstantiusIIAntioch.jpg (141594 bytes)

123. CONSTANTIUS II, 337-361 AD. Centenionalis (24mm, 5.8 gm. 5h). Antioch mint. Obv: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev:Soldier spearing fallen horseman. RIC VIII, 132. Mint mark AN B in exergue. Superb! Smooth, Premier dark green patina. Light earthen deposits, as it came out of the ground. Small ancient flan flaw on Constantius' cheek. An expert on this "Fallen Horseman" series commented that, of all the several mints producing this type, the Antioch mint produced the most artistic dies. That is highly evident in this spectacular coin! EF+....................(Image) SOLD

                         ValerianISalusAnt.jpg (99308 bytes)

124. Valerian I. 253-260 AD. AR Antoninianus (23m, 4.48 gm, 6h). Rome mint. 1st emission, 253-254 AD. Obv:Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev:Salus standing left, feeding serpent rising from altar to left and holding scepter set on ground. RIC V 121; MIR 36, 29d; RSC 197. Good VF, worn rev. die.........................................................................................................(Image) $225

                         AeliusConcordiaDen.jpg (78105 bytes)

125. Aelius, Caesar, 136-138 AD. AR Denarius (18mm, 2.6 gm, 6h). Struck 137 AD under Hadrian. Obv: L. AELIVS CAESAR. Bare head right. Rev: TR POT COS II, CONCORD in exergue, Concordia seated left, holding patera, resting l. arm on cornucopiae. RIC II 436 (Hadrian); RSC 1. VF......................(Image) $165

                         VolusianTempleAnt.jpg (93850 bytes)

126. Volusian. 251-253 AD. AR Antoninianus (21mm, 3.7 gm, 1h). Rome mint. Obv: IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: IVNONI MARTIALI, Juno seated slightly left within round distyle temple; star in right field. RIC IV 173; RSC 45. Near EF, Some roughness on jaw and neck area. Examples with the star on the reverse are rated as rare in RIC. Coin Archives shows only one with the star. There are no examples on Wildwinds or in CNG's archives..................(Image) $245

                         Constantine!CampgateFollis.jpg (93118 bytes)

127.  Constantine I Follis. Arles mint, 325-6 AD. Obv: CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev:VIRTVS AVGG, camp gate with five layers, four turrets, open panelled doors, and star above, with dot on either side.
PA(crescent)RL in exergue. RIC 291? (dot on either side of star). Good Very Fine. Wonderful dark green patina. Minor earthen deposits..........(image) $185

                         SevAlexSalusDen.jpg (94336 bytes)

128. Severus Alexander,222-235 AD. AR Denarius (20mm, 2.98 gm. 8h), Rome mint. Struck 224 AD. Obv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander to right. Rev. P M TR P III COS P P Salus seated left on throne, holding patera in her right hand to feed a snake coiled around an altar to left, and resting her left arm on the back of her throne...a splendid depiction! BMC 176. RSC/Cohen 255. RIC 42. Light golden tone and beautifully struck. EF. A few dark deposits on obv.....(Image) $325

                         EudoxiaAE3.jpg (67403 bytes)

129. Aelia Eudoxia. Augusta, 400-404 AD. 16mm. Constantinople mint, 1st officina. Obv: Pearl-diademed and draped bust right; manus Dei crowning her from above. Rev: Victory seated on cuirass right, inscribing Christogram onto shield resting on knee; CONSA in exergue. RIC X 101; LRBC 2231. Good VF/F, brown patina. Earthen deposits........................................................(Image) $95

                         NervaConcordDen.jpg (95816 bytes)

130. Nerva. 96-98 AD. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.1 gm, 6h). Struck 97 AD. Obv:. IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P II COS III P P Laur. head of Nerva to right. Rev: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM Clasped hands. RIC 26, RSC..(Image) $245 

                         AurelAndVabalathusAnt.jpg (94852 bytes)

131. Aurelian and Vabalathus, 271 - 272 AD. Antoninianus (trace of original silver plating beneath patina) (20mm, 4.1 gm., 12h). Antioch mint, sixth officina. Obv: IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, Z below. Rev: VABALATHVS V C R IM D R, laureate, diademed, draped and cuir. bust r. RIC V, 381, VF+. Excellent patina. Earthen deposits....(Image) $225.

                         MaximianusFollis.jpg (155361 bytes)

132. Maximianus. 285-310 AD. Follis (28 mm. 9.6 gm, 12h) Nicomedia mint. Struck 294-295 AD, First reign. Obv: IMP C M A MAXIMINIANVS PF AVG, Laureate head right. Rev. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. SMN in exergue. RIC 27b. EF. Magnificent dark green patina! Minor soil  deposits...(Image) $325

                         GaleriusFollis.jpg (143485 bytes)

133. Galerius. 305-311 AD. Follis (26mm, 5.4 gm, 6h). Cyzicus mint, 2nd officina. Struck circa 308 AD. Obv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate bust right. Rev: GENIO POPV-LI ROMANI, Genius standing facing, head left, holding cornucopia and patera. MKB in exergue. RIC VI 36. About EF. Some earthen deposits. Rare.....................................................(Image) $245

                         TacitusAnt.jpg (122618 bytes)

134. Tacitus. 275-276 AD. Antoninianus (22mm, 4.5 gm, 6h). Ticinum mint, 4th officina. 1st emission, November-December AD 275. Obv: Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Providentia standing facing, head left, holding transverse scepter and globe; Q in ex. RIC V 152; BN 1656-7. VF...(Image)$145

                         JovianAE1.jpg (152659 bytes)

135. Jovian. 363-364 AD. 28mm (8.7 gm, 10h). Antioch mint, 1st officina. Obv: Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Jovian standing right, holding labarum and Victory on globe; ANTA in exergue. RIC VIII 228; LRBC 2645. aVF, brown patina with some earthen deposits.......(Image) $165

                         MaximianusRICVI673b.jpg (163945 bytes)

136. Maximianus. As Senior Augustus (1st reign), 305-307 AD. Follis (28mm, 9.3 gm, 5h). Treveri (Trier) mint, 1st officina. Struck 305-306 AD. Obv: Laureate and mantled bust right, holding olive-branch and mappa. Rev: Providentia standing right, extending hand to Quies standing left, holding branch and leaning on scepter; S-F across field, PTR in exergue. RIC VI 673b. Good VF, brown patina, some silvering..........................................(Image) SOLD

                         CarinusAnt.jpg (107784 bytes)

137. Carinus (Caesar, 282-283 AD). Antoninianus. (22mm, 3.9 gm, 6h) Tripolis mint. Obv: IMP C M AVR CARINVS NOB C. Radiate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: VIRTVS AVGG Carinus standing right with scepter receiving globe from Jupiter (or Carus?) standing left with spear. Star above, TR in lower field, XXI in exergue. RIC 209. VF+/EF. Dark green with some light green patina  and earthen deposits................................................................................(Image) $75

                         AnonymousQuadrans.jpg (64026 bytes)

138. Anonymous Quadrans (16mm, 2.8 gm, 6h). Time of Domitian to Antoninus Pius. Obv: Bust of Mercury right. Rev: S - C across field, Winged caduceus. RIC 31; Cohen 34. Scarce............................................(Image) SOLD

                        

139. Helena, Mother of Constantine I, the Great. Augusta, 324-328/30 AD. Follis, Struck 326-327 AD, Constantinopole mint, 2nd officina. Obv: FL HELENA - AVGVSTA. Diademed and mantled bust right, wearing necklace. Rev:SECVRITAS - REIPVBLICE / B / CONS. Securitas stg. left, holding olive branch. RIC VII, 11. Rare variety with "B" in the left field. (Image)...SOLD

                        

140. Galeria Valeria. Augusta, 293(?)-311 AD. Follis (26mm, 5.8 g, 12h). Cyzicus mint, 4th officina. Struck circa 308-309 AD. Obv: GAL VAL-ERIA AVG, diademed and draped bust right. Rev: VENERI V-ICTRICI, Venus standing facing, head left, lifting dress and holding apple; Δ in l. field; MKV in exergue. RIC VI 46. Earthen deposits................................................................(Image) $225

                        

141. Marcian. 450-457 AD. (10mm, 1.3 g, 11h). Nicomedia mint. Obv: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev:Monogram;star above(?), S below; all within wreath and NICO breaking wreath.. RIC X 557. VF, green patina. RIC monogram 3. Rare variety.............................................(Image) $275

                         

142. Constantine I. 307-337 AD. Follis (4.3 gm). Struck 312-313 AD. Rome mint. Obv: IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, legionary eagle between two standards; RS in exergue. RIC VI 348a. VF, dark brown patina...............................(Image) $145

                         

143. Jovian. 363-364 AD. 1 (28mm, 8.5 gm, 7h). Heraclea mint, 1st officina. Obv: Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Jovian standing facing, head right, holding vexillum and Victory on globe. In exergue,  HERACA in ex. RIC VIII 107. VF. Earthen deposits........(Image) $180

                         

143a. Another, similar, except Antioch mint....................................(Image) $180

                         

144. Constantine I. 307-337 AD. Follis (19mm, 3.3 gm, 6h). Siscia mint, 5th officina. Struck circa 318 AD. Obv: IMP CONSTANT-INVS AVG, Cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield, wearing an ornate helmet with two six-pointed stars and row of three dots on a high crest. Rev: VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP, two Victories standing facing each other, holding a shield, inscribed VOT/P R in two lines, above altar; ESIS* in exergue. RIC VII 95. Rarity "r3" Somewhat rough surfaces..................................................................(Image) $135

                         

145. Aurelian. 270-275 AD. Antoninianus (24mm, 3.8 g, 5h). Cyzicus mint, 4th officina. 10th emission, struck 275 AD. Obv: Radiate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Mars standing right, holding spear, presenting globe to Aurelian who stands left and holds a scepter; Δ in center field; XXI in exergue. RIC V 366. Scarce. Excellent field surfaces!.................................................(Image) $75

                         

146. L. Hostilius Saserna. 48 BC. AR Denarius (3.58 gm.). Rome mint. Obv: Head of Gallic captive (Vercingetorix?) right; Gallic shield behind. Rev: L. HOSTILIVS above, SASERN below, two warriors in galloping biga right, one driving and the other holding shield and brandishing spear. Crawford 448/2a; CRI 18; Sydenham 952; Kestner 3540; BMCRR Rome 3994; Hostilia 2. EF for wear, but porous surfaces. Gorny & Mosch 191, lot 1999, Oct 2010, this coin.
        
A major U.S. auction house wrote:
This coins obverse may depict Vercingetorix, chief of the Arverni, who was captured in 52 BC at Alesia. Though Crawford and Sear believe this identification unlikely, the large, distinctive, and carefully engraved head suggests the die cutter worked with an eye toward creating an individualized portrait, rather than a stylized personification of a Gaul.........(Image) $2850

                         

147. Festival of Isis. Mid 4th century AD. (1.4 gm, 12h, 17mm). Alexandria mint Obv: DEO SANCTO SARAPIDI, draped bust of Sarapis right, wearing modius. Rev: DEO SANCTO NILO, river-god Nilus reclining left on protome of lion, holding reed in right hand and cornucopia in left; (ALE) in exergue. Cf. Alfldi, Festival pl. IV, 35 (for type); Vagi 3384. Chipped flan..........(Image) $275

                         

148. Roman Imperatorial. The Pompeians. Cnaeus Pompey Jr. Summer 46-Spring 45 BC. AR Denarius (3.75 gm, 6h,19mm). Corduba mint. Marcus Poblicius, legatus pro praetore. Obv: Helmeted head of Roma right. Rev: Hispania standing right, shield on her back, holding two spears over shoulder and presenting palm frond to Pompeian soldier (Pompey the Great?) standing left on prow, armed with sword. Crawford 469/1a; CRI 48; Sydenham 1035; RSC 1 (Pompey the Great). EF, attractively toned. Excellent silver quality. Slabbed by NGC.................................................................................(Image) $1250

                        

149. Valens. 364-378 AD. AR Siliqua (1.76 gm). Antioch mint. Struck 367-375 AD. Obv: Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuir. bust right. Rev: VOT/ X/ MVLT/ XX in four lines within wreath; ANT in ex. RIC IX 34b.1; RSC 96e.......(Image) $375

                        

150. Valentinian I. 364-375 AD. AR Siliqua (1.51 gm). Constantinople mint. Struck 364-367 AD. Obv: Rosette-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: VOT/ V in two lines within wreath; in exergue, (star)CA. RIC IX 13a var. (mint mark); RSC 69 var. (same). VF, but holed in ancient times. Possibly an unrecorded mint mark variety for Valentinian I..................................(Image) $95

 

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