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                                      ANCIENT ROMAN COINS (Cont.)

                                                (In no particular order)

 

                   

604. Nerva, 96-98 AD. Sestertius (Orichalcum, 35mm, 23.10 gm 6h), Rome, after 18 September 97 AD. Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG P M TR P II COS III P P Laureate head of Nerva to right. Rev. LIBERTAS PVBLICA / S - C Libertas standing left, holding pileus in her right hand and scepter in her left. Banti 34. BMC 135. BN 120. Cohen 118. RIC 100. A fine portrait........................(Image) $925

                   

605. Nero. AD 54-68. Sestertius (34mm, 23.95 gm, 1h). Uncertain Balkan mint, possibly Perinthus in Thrace. Struck circa 64 AD. Obv: Laureate head right; Countermarked ΓΑΛΒΑ at Perinthos to deface the tyrant Nero in a form of "damnatio.". This assertion is based on the observation that this writer has seen numerous GALBA countermarks on this type coin and in every single case, the countermark obliterates Nero's face....and not seen elsewhere. Rev: Triumphal arch with wreath hung between pillars surmounted by statuary group of Nero in quadriga, escorted by Victory and Pax and flanked by soldiers; statue of Mars in niche on left side of arch. RIC I ; RPC I, 1758 var.

Writes a major auction house: "Perinthus has been proposed as a possible mint for this rare issue of aes coinage with Latin legends. The style is quite distinct from the two western issues of Rome and Lugdunum, and there is nothing in common with the Latin issues of Antioch or Corinth. Provenance, when known, is almost always in the northwest Balkan area. In addition, the coins are frequently encountered countermarked with Galban stamps (GAL KAI and GALBA) used to countermark provincial Perinthus issues"...............(Image) $345

                   

606. Commodus. 177-192 AD. Sestertius (31 mm, 30.06 g., 12h). Rome mint. Struck 192 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Roma and Fides standing vis--vis, each holding spear and clasping hands; star between. SC in ex. RIC III. p.435, 608; C. 5881. Exceptionally thick, heavy w/irregular edges....(Image) $525

                   

607. Faustina Junior. Augusta, 147-175 AD. Dupondius or As (28mm,10.52 g.m, 5h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa 152-153 AD. Obv: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right. Rev: Venus standing left, holding apple and scepter. RIC III (Pius) 1408......................................(Image) $145

                   

608. Clodius Albinus. As Caesar, 193-195 AD. Sestertius (29 mm, 23.51 gm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Septimius Severus, 194-195 AD. Obv: Bare head right. Rev: Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and scepter. RIC IV 52b; Banti 6. Excellent dark green patina. Earthen deposits.......................(Image) $375

                   

609. Philip I. 244-249 AD. Sestertius (17.18 gm). Struck 245 AD. Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: P M TR P II COS P P, S C in exergue, Philip seated left on curule chair, holding globe and short scepter. RIC IV 148a; Cohen 121. Excellent green patina.........(Image) $425

                   

610. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Sestertius (20.12 gm). Rome mint, 5th officina. 13th-14th emissions, January-March 244 AD. Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: VICTORIA AETER, Victory standing facing, head left, holding palm branch and shield set on bound capitve seated left; S-C across field. RIC IV 337; Banti 105. Excellent dark green patina....................................................................(Image) $225

                   

611. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Sestertius (18.22 gm). Rome mint, 6th officina. 9th emission, 241 AD. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev:  Gordian standing right, holding spear and globe. RIC IV 306a; Banti 73. Excellent dark green, glossy patina......................................................(Image) $425

                   

612. Philip I. 244-249 AD. Sestertius (15.90 gm). Struck 244-249 AD. Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: LAET FVNDATA, S C across field, Laetitia standing left on prow of galley, holding patera and rudder. RIC IV 176a; Cohen 76. Excellent green patina!..(Image) $425

                   

613. Philip I. 244-249 AD. Sestertius (16.37 gm). Rome mint, 1st officina. 11th emission, 249 AD. Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna seated left, holding rudder in right hand and cornucopia in left; wheel beside throne; S C in exergue. RIC IV 174a; Banti 17. Splendid dark green patination........(Image) $725

                   

614. Philip II, as Caesar. 244-247 AD. Sestertius (19.83 gm). Struck 246 AD. Obv: M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, bare-headed and draped young bust right. Rev:  PRINCIPI I-VVENT, Philip II in military attire, standing left, holding globe and inverted spear; S-C across field. RIC IV 256a; Cohen 49. Excellent dark green patina; flan manufacture defect on obverse. Earthen deposits........(Image) $365

                   

615. Trajan Decius. 249-251 ADE. Sestertius (30mm, 22.52 g, 12h). Rome mint, 1st officina. 2nd-3rd emissions, 249-250 AD. Obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Dacia standing left, holding staff surmounted by asss head. RIC IV 112a; Banti 2...............................................................................(Image) $425

                   

616. Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Sestertius (21.08 gm). Rome mint, 3rd officina. 3rd-4th emissions, 250 AD. Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: PANNONIAE, the two Pannoniae standing facing, heads turned away from one another, each holding signum; S-C across field. Portrait a bit like Philip I? RIC IV 124c.....(Image) $365

                   

617. Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. Sestertius (19.82 gm). Struck 249-250 AD. Obv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: VICTORIA AVG, S C across field, Victory advancing left holding wreath and palm. RIC IV 126d; Cohen 117. Number 4 in white marking on obverse, apparently from an old collection.........................................................(Image) $475

                   

618. Volusian. 251-253 AD. Sestertius (16.91 gm). Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Juno seated facing, holding patera and scepter, within domed distyle temple. RIC IV 253a; Cohen 46.........................(Image) $170

                   

619. DIVUS AUGUSTUS. Died 14 AD. Sestertius (27.90 gm, 1h). Rome mint. Struck under Tiberius, 35-36 AD. Obv: DIVO/AVGVSTO/S P Q R in left field, statue of Augustus seated left on throne, holding laurel branch in right hand and scepter in left hand, set on ornate car drawn by four elephants; each elephant has its own mahout. Rev: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVST P M TR POT XXXVII, large S C across field. RIC I 62 (Tiberius); MIR 2, 52-4; BMCRE 108 (Tiberius); BN 90 (Tiberius); Cohen 307 (Augustus). Rare................(Image) SOLD

                   

620. CLAUDIUS. 41-54 AD. Sestertius (35 mm; 23.18 gm). Struck 41-50 AD. Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, laureate head of Claudius right. Rev: EX SC/PP/OB CIVES/SERVATOS, legend in four lines in oak wreath. RIC I 112; BMCRE 185; Cohen 38. VF for wear, but rough surfaces..(Image) $325

                    

621. CLAUDIUS. 41-54 AD. Sestertius (35mm, 22.71 gm, 12h). Rome mint. Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG. P. M. TR. P. IMP. P. P., laureate head right. Rev:  SPES AVGVSTA, Spes advancing left, holding flower aloft and lifting hem of skirt; S.C in exergue. RIC I 115; von Kaenel Type 70 (uncertain dies); BMCRE 192; Cohen 85..........................................................................................(Image) $975

                   

622. Divus Vespasian. Died AD 79. Sestertius (33 mm, 25.45 g, 5h). Rome mint. Struck under Titus, 80-81 AD. Obv: Deified Vespasian seated right, holding scepter and Victory in cart drawn by a quadriga of elephants with riders. Rev: Legend around large S C. RIC II 257 (Titus).......................................(Image) $850

                   

623. Antoninus Pius. 138-161 AD. Sestertius (33mm, 29.24 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 141-143. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PI VS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right. Rev: Italia, wearing tutulus, seated left on globe with zones and stars, holding cornucopia in right hand and cradling scepter in left arm. S C across field; ITALIA in exergue, RIC III 746a var. (Italia turreted); Strack 836; Banti 193; BMCRE 1643. Dark brown/black patina...............................(Image) $275

                   

624. Rome Republic post-reform As. 179-169 BC. (33 mm; 24.99 gm; 4h). Obv: Head of Janus, (I) above. Rev: Prow right, dolphin above, "I" to the right. ROMA in exergue. SM 681; RRC 160/1; BMCRR 427........................................(Image) $225

                   

625. Rome Republic post-reform As. c. 179-169 BC. (33 mm; 37.26 gm; 6h). Obv: Head of Janus, I above.. Rev: Prow right, ROMA in exergue. Not further identifiable...............................................................................................(Image) $100

                   

626. Rome, Republic. Post reform As. 211-206 BC. (32 mm; 22.43 gm; 10h). Obv: Janus, "I" above. Rev: Prow right, corn ear above, "I" before, ROMA below prow.SM 633; CRR 195; RRC 72/11.......................................................(Image) $275

                   

627. Rome, Republic. Post reform As.194-189 BC. (30 mm; 20.80 gm; 9h). Obv: Janus, "I" above. Rev: Prow right, moneyer's monogram AY above, "I" before, ROMA below prow.SM667; CRR 327; BMCRR 568..............................(Image) $145

                   

628. Rome, Republic. Post reform As.189-179 BC. 30 mm; 20.99 gm.Obv: Janus, "I" above. Rev: Prow right, Victory, r. above and LPF monogram? "I" before, ROMA below prow.SM 677? RRC 144/1? BMCRR 540?......................(Image) $235

                   

629. Rome, Republic. Post reform Semis.194-189 BC. (26 mm; 14.85 gm).  Obv: Bearded head of Saturn, right, "S" behind . Rev: Prow right, AV monogram above, with "S" to the right of it, ROMA below prow. SM 804; RRC 136/3; CRR 327a; B Aurelia 3.....................................................................................(Image) $150

                   

630. Rome, Republic. Anonymous. Sextans (24 mm; 14.85 gm), 215- 211 BC. Obv: Head of Mercury r., above, two pellets. Rev: Prow r., ROMA above; below, two pellets. SM611; RRC 41/9; CRR 107; BMCRR Rome72................(Image) $185

                   

631. Rome Republic. Q. CAECILIUS METELLUS. 130 BC. Quadrans. (18 mm; 3.31 gm). Obv: Head of young Hercules, r. Rev: Q Mete in monogram above prow; three pellets before; ROMA below. SM 1160.............................(Image) $35

                   

632.  AGRIPPA. Died 12 BC. As. Struck under Gaius Caligula, 37-41 AD. Obv: M AGRIPPA L F COS III , head left, wearing rostral crown. Rev: S-C across field, Neptune standing left, holding small dolphin and trident. RIC 58 (Gaius); BMCRE 161 (Tiberius); Cohen 3.............................................(Image) $275

                   

633. Another............................................................................................(Image) $145

                   

634. Another............................................................................................(Image) $145

                   

635. Another............................................................................................(Image) $65

                   

636. Another............................................................................................(Image) $35

                   

637.  Germanicus. Died 19 AD. As (30 mm, 10.07 gm). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius (Caligula), 37-38 AD. Obv: Bare head left. Rev: Legend around large S C. RIC I 35..........................................................................................(Image) $225

                   

638.  Antonia,  Augusta, 41 AD. Daughter of Mark Antony, mother of Claudius, grandmother of Caligula.. Dupondius. Struck 42-54 AD. Obv: (ANT)ONIA AV(GVSTA), draped bust right, wearing hair in long plait. Rev: (TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, S C) across field, Claudius standing left, toga draped over head, holding simpulum. RIC I 104 (Claudius); von Kaenel 595 (V477/R544; same obverse die); BMCRE 213 (Claudius); Cohen 6....(Image) $70

                   

639. Augustus, 27 BC - 14 AD. Moneyer as, Rome, 16 BC. (9.93 gm, 26 mm).
Obv: Bare head right. Rev: C GALLIVS LVPERCVS AAAFF around SC.
RIC 379....................................................................................................(Image) $90

                   

640. Countermarked coin. Obv: Male head barely visible. Rev: Tiberius counter mark.TICA. (Tiberius Caesar Augutus). 23 mm.................................(Image) $30

                   

641. Anonymous quadrans, time of Domitian to Antoninus Pius - ca. 81-161 AD. (15.4mm; 3.17 gm). Obv: Winged petasus. Rev: Caduceus between S-C. RIC II p219, 32; Cohen 36; SM 2928..............................................................(Image) $90

                   

642. Anonymous quadrans, time of Domitian to Antoninus Pius - ca. 81-161 AD. (15 mm;1.17 gm). Obv: Draped bust of Mercury r., wearing winged petasus. Rev. S-C, Caduceus. RIC II, 219, 31. C. VIII, 270, 34. Mazzini V, pl. LXXVIII, 34; SM 2927. Rare................................................................................................(Image) $125

                   

643. Gaius (Caligula). 37-41 AD. As (28mm, 10.39 gm). Struck 37-38 AD. Obv: Bare head left. Rev: Vesta seated left on throne, holding patera and sceptre. RIC I 38; Cohen 27..........................................................................................(Image) $225

                   

644. Another. (10.17 gm).........................................................................(Image) $215

                   

645. Another. (9.13 gm)...........................................................................(Image) $85

                   

646. Another. (10.03 gm).........................................................................(Image) $175

                   

647. Another. (9.78 gm)...........................................................................(Image) $160

                   

648. Gaius (Caligula). 37-41 AD. Quadrans (18.5mm, 3.31 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck 40 AD. Obv: C CAESAR DIVI AVG PRON AVG , pileus between S C. Rev: PON M TR P III P P COS TERT around R C C . RIC I 45; BMCRE 61-3; BN 107-8...........................................................................(Image) $135

                   

649. Claudius. 41 - 54 AD. AE As, (11.70 gm), Struck 50 - 54 AD. Rome mint. Obv: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG P M TR P IMP P P, bare head left. Rev: CERES AVGVSTA / SC, Ceres seated left on throne holding long torch with left arm and corn ears in right hand. RIC 113............................................................(Image) $45

                   

650. Claudius. 41-54 AD. Quadrans (16mm, 3.44 gm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck  41 AD. Obv: TI CLAUDIUS CAESAR AVG, Hand left, holding scales; PNR below Rev: PON M TR P COS DES IT around S C. RIC I 85; SM 1864...........(Image) $135

                   

651. Claudius, 41-54 AD. AE As, (9.69 gm). Struck 42 AD. Obv: Bare head of Claudius left. Rev. Constantia helmeted and standing left, her right hand raised, holding scepter in the left hand (RIC 111; RCV 1858)..........................(Image) $45

                   

652. Nero. 54-68 AD. AE As (27 mm, 11.63 gm. Rome mint, 64-66 AD. Obv. NERO CAESAR AVG GERM IMP, laureate head right. Rev. PACE P R VBIQ PARTA IANVM CLVSIT / S - C, view of  the temple of Janus, with latticed window to right and garland hung across closed double doors to l. RIC 309..............(Image) $110

                   

653. Vespasian. 69-79 AD. Rome mint, struck 71 AD. As,(27 mm, 11.02 gm, h 6). Obv: IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG P P COS III, laureate head r. Rev: VICTORIA - NAVALIS, Victory on prow r., holding wreath and palm branch; in field, S - C. RIC 503; C. 632.....................................................................(Image) $175

                   

654. Titus, as caesar. As (26 mm, 8.63 gm). Struck 74 AD. Rome mint. Obv:T CAESAR IMP COS III CENS, Laureate head, right. Rev: PAX AVGVST, Pax standing left, holding branch and caduceus and leaning on cippus. RIC II, p. 93, 668a...........................................................................................................(Image) $155

                   

655. TITUS, 79-81 AD. As (28 mm, 10.22 gm) of Rome 80-1 AD. Obv: Laureate head. Rev: Spes standing with flower. RIC 237; CBN.220...................(Image) $55

                   

656. Domitian. As Caesar, 69-81 AD. Sestertius (32mm, 24.79 gm, 7h). Uncertain mint in Thrace. Struck under Titus, 80-81 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Pax standing left, holding branch and cornucopia. RIC II 155b (Titus); BMCRE 315 note; RPC II 504..................................................................(Image) $450

                   

657. Nerva. 96-98 AD. Dupondius (28mm, 11.29 gm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck  97 AD. Obv: Radiate head right. Rev: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM, two clasped hands holding a legionary eagle on a prow, aEF, glossy, very dark green patina. C 32. RIC 81.............................................................................................(Image) $950

                   

658. Nerva. 96-98 AD. Dupondius (26mm, 12.28 gm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck 97 AD. Obv: Radiate head right. Rev: Libertas standing left, holding pileus and scepter. RIC II 101. Dark green patina...................................................(Image) $160

                   

659. TRAJAN. 98-117 AD. As (26 mm, 11.95 gm, 7h). Struck 98-99 AD. Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIA-N AVG GERM PM, laureate head right. Rev: TR POT (COS ? P P), S C across field, Victory walking left. holding shield inscribed SP/QR, and palm.....................................................................................(Image) $185

                   

660. Another, except (27 mm, 10.22 gm, 6h). RIC 434; C. 640.............(Image) $110

                   

661. Trajan. 98-117 AD. Dupondius (27mm, 11.94 gm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck  98-99 AD. Obv: Radiate head right. Rev: Abundantia seated left on chair of two crossed cornucopias, holding scepter. RIC II 398; Woytek 49a.........(Image) $55

                   

662. Trajan (98-117), As. (26 mm; 9.87 gm, 6h). Rome mint, struck 103-111 AD. Obv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate head r., drapery on l. shoulder. Rev. S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Roma standing l., holding Victory and spear; in field, S - C. RIC 483; C 384.(Image) $85

                   

663. Trajan, 98 117 AD. Quadrans. (16 mm, 2.87 gm).Struck 98-117 AD. Obv: Laureate bust r., with drapery on l. shoulder. Rev. She-wolf at bay l., tail curled under her, legs clearly not in a "walking forward" position, as most major references cite. But why the pose? C 340;. BMC 1061. RIC 964...........(Image) $85

                   

664. Another. (2.90 gm)...........................................................................(Image) $120

                   

665. Another (3.23 gm)............................................................................(Image) $90

                   

666. TRAJAN (98-117 AD). Quadrans (3.77 gm). Rome. Obv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG, Laureate bust right, with slight drapery. Rev: S C. She wolf at bay right. Woytek 599b; RIC 692...............................................(Image) $35

                   

667. Hadrian ( 117-138 AD). As (27 mm, 9.82 gm, 6h). Rome mint, Struck 131 AD. Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right. Rev: [FELICITATI AVG), above galley right with six rowers, emperor seated in cabin at stern, raising right hand, small slanted sail at bow; COS III (P P) below, S-C across. C 691. RIC 718c. BMCRE 1456. Hill 468............................(Image) $155

                   

668. Hadrian (117-138 AD). as (28mm, 9.35 gm, 6h). Rome mint, struck 124-128 AD. Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, bareheaded and draped bust of Hadrian right. Rev: COS III P P S - C, emperor on horseback rearing right, holding couched spear. RIC 717. Glossy dark brown patina............................(Image) $285

                   

669. Aelius, Caesar (136-138 AD). AE As (25 mm, 8.89 gm), Rome) mint, struck 137 AD. Obv. L AELIVS CAESAR, bare head right. Rev. TR POT COS II / PANNO-NIA / S-C, Pannonia standing right, head left, holding vexillum in r. hand and pulling drapery across legs with l. hand. RIC II, 1071.(Hadrian).........(Image) $125

                   

670. Antoninus Pius. (138-161 AD). Sestertius (31mm, 22.39 gm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck 143-4 AD. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right. Rev: IMPERA-TOR II, S-C across fields, Fides standing right, holding grain ears in r. hand, basket of fruit in l. RIC III 716a; BMCRE 1608...(Image) $175

                   

671. Antoninus Pius (138-161 AD). Dupondius (23 mm, 9.56 gm, 5h). Rome mint. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, Radiate head right. Rev: TR POT XIX COS IIII / S - C. Providentia standing left, holding scepter and pointing at globe to left. RIC 953. Excellent portrait, glossy dark black patina..(Image) $175

                   

672. Antoninus Pius (138 161 AD). Sestertius (30 mm, 23.63 gm, 11h). Rome mint, struck 145-161 AD. Obv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P, laureate head right. Rev: COS IIII S C, Antoninus Pius seated l. on platform between soldier standing l., holding spear, and Liberalitas standing l., holding abacus and cornucopiae; at foot of platform, citizen r. mounting steps. In exergue, LIBERALITAS / [AVG IIII]. C 498. BMC 1688. RIC 774. Rare...............(Image) $725

                   

673. Antoninus Pius. (138-161 AD). As (27mm, 10.19 gm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck 143-144 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: She-wolf standing right, suckling the twins; boat in exergue. RIC III 734..................................(Image) $295

                   

674. DIVA FAUSTINA Sr. (Died 140/1). As. Rome. Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right. Rev: AVGVSTA / S - C., Vesta standing left, holding palladium and scepter. RIC 1178. Dark green patina...................................................(Image) $145

                   

675. Lucius Verus. 161-169 AD. AE as (25 mm, 10.14 gm, 12h). Rome mint, struck 163-164 AD.  Obv: L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, bare head right. Rev: LIBERAL AVG TR P V IMP II COS II, S-C, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia. RIC 1417; BMCRE 1269. Scarce.................(Image) $125

                   

676. Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus. Augusta, 164-182 AD. Sestertius (30mm, 23.04 gm, 12h). Struck 161-162 AD. Obv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG, draped bust right. Rev: VES-TA, Vesta standing left, holding simpulum in right hand, trophy in left; sacrificing at lighted altar before. RIC III 1779 (Aurelius); MIR 18, 21-6a; BMCRE 1178 (Aurelius); Cohen 94.............................................(Image) $85

                   

677. Marcus Aurelius. 161-180 AD. Sestertius (32mm, 27.49 gm, 5h). Struck 169-170 AD. Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII, laureate bust right, seen from behind. Rev: SALVTI AVG COS III, S C across field, Salus standing left, feeding serpent entwined about altar from patera, and holding scepter. RIC III 979; MIR 18, 195-6/30; BMCRE 1376; Cohen 547..................................................(Image) $325

                   

678. Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar, 139-161 AD. As (28mm, 10.74 gm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, 140-144 AD. Obv: Bare head right. Rev: Implements of the augurate and pontificate: secespita, aspergillum, guttus, lituus, and simpulum. RIC III 1240a (Pius). Good VF, glossy black patina. A splendid, near-perfectly centered portrait of young Marcus Aurelius. Ancient minor scratches on jaw and neck..........................................................(Image) $775

                   

679. Marcus Aurelius. As Caesar. 139-161 AD. As or Dupondius (25mm, 9.84 gm, 1h). Struck 147-148 AD. Obv: Bare head right. Rev: Honos standing facing, head right, holding scepter and cornucopiae. RIC III 1271a (Pius); BMCRE 1819 (Pius)..........................................................................................................(Image) $85

                   

680. Faustina Jr., wife of Marcus Aurelius. As. Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, diademed & draped bust right. Rev: SAECVLI FELICIT S-C, two children seated on throne. RIC 1666; Cohen 194; BMC 991; Sear 5302.........................(Image) $70

                   

681. Faustina Junior. Augusta, 147-175 AD. As. (26 mm, 9.79 gm, 7h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa 150-152 AD. Obv: FAVSTINA AVG PII AVG FIL, draped bust right. Rev: VE NVS, S C across lower field, Venus standing left, holding apple in right hand and scepter in left. RIC III 1409 (Pius) Flan defects as shown. Glossy black patina..........................................(Image) $90

                   

682. Commodus, 177-192 AD. As. (24 mm, 8.82 gm, 12h). Rome mint. Obv: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL. Head of Commodus as Hercules right, wearing lion skin. Rev: HERCVL / RO-MAN / AVGV / S - C. Legend divided by club within laurel wreath. RIC 644. Dark green patina.............................................(Image) $145

                   

683. Crispina. Augusta, Wife of Commodus. 178-182 AD. Dupondius or As (24mm, 12.33 gm, 5h). Rome mint. Obv: Draped bust right. Rev: Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter. RIC III 680 (Commodus)...................(Image) $65

                   

684. Julia Domna, Augusta, 193-217 AD. As (25mm, 12.01 gm, 11h), Rome, 211-217 AD. Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Diademed and draped bust to right. Rev: SAECVLI FELICITAS, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus in her left hand and patera over altar. BMC 227. C. 179. RIC 603..................(Image) $125

                   

685. Caracalla. As Caesar, 196-198 AD. Sestertius (30 mm, 20.44 gm, 12h). Obv: Bare-headed and draped bust right. Rev: Pontifical and augural implements: lituus, knife, patera, capix, simpulum, and aspergillum; S C in exergue. RIC IV 400; Banti 124. Obv flan defect, not flan crack..........(Image) $485

                   

686. Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander. Augusta 222-235 AD. Sestertius (14.13 gm). Struck 228 AD. Obv: Diademed and draped bust right. Rev: Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopiae. RIC IV 670 (Alexander); BMCRE 527 (Alexander); Cohen 10.................................(Image) $70

                   

687. Severus Alexander. 222-235 AD. Sestertius (29mm, 18.92 gm, 12h). Rome mint. 3rd emission, 223 AD. Obv: IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust r. Rev: PONTIF MAX TR P II COS P P, S C in exergue, Securitas, draped, seated left on throne, holding scepter in right hand and resting head on left hand, resting left arm on top of throne, elbow bent; to left, garlanded and lighted altar. RIC IV 407; BMCRE 123-4; Banti 126. Excellent, near EF portrait of Severus Alexander................................(Image) $175

                   

688. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Sestertius (29mm, 21.61 gm, 12h). Struck 240-244 AD. Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM, S C across field, Mars advancing right, holding shield and spear. RIC IV 333; Hunter 149; Cohen 161...Ancient flan damage on obverse. Excellent black patina.........................................(Image) $120

                   

689. Gordian III. 238-244 AD. Sestertius (29mm, 21.77 gm, 12h). Rome mint. 3rd emission, 239 AD. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Gordian standing left, holding scepter and sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar to left. RIC IV 271; Banti 62.............................................................(Image) $80

                    

690. Gordian III.238-244 AD. Sestertius (29mm, 19.31 gm, 12h). Rome mint, 5th officina. 10th emission, 242 AD. Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: P M TR P V COS III P P, Apollo seated left, holding branch in right hand, resting left arm on back of seat; S C in ex. RIC IV 303a; Banti 74. Encrustations on rev. Excellent portrait...(Image) $145

                    

691. Philip I. 244-249 AD. Sestertius (28mm, 19.83 gm, 12h). Struck 247-249 AD. Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: AEQVITAS AVGG, S C across fields, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopiae. RIC IV 166a; Hunter 89; Cohen 10...........................(Image) $40

                   

692. Philip II. 247-249 AD. Sestertius (28mm, 17.25 gm, 1h). Struck 247 AD. Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind. Rev: PAX AETERNA, S C across field, Pax standing left, holding branch and transverse sceptre. RIC IV 268a; Cohen 27........(Image) $65

                   

693. Trajan Decius. 249-251 AD. As (28mm, 11.98 gm, 1h). Rome mint. 2nd-3rd emissions, late 249 AD - mid 250 AD. Obv: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Dacia standing left, holding staff surmounted by head of an ass. RIC IV 112d...............................................................................................(Image) $110

                   

694. Trebonianus Gallus. 251-253 AD. Sestertius (29mm, 16.73 gm, 12h). Rome mint, 5th officina. 2nd emission, 251-252 AD. Obv: IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev: IVNONI MARTIALI / S - C Statue of Juno seated facing, holding scepter, within round-domed, distyle temple. RIC IV 112..............................................(Image) $575

                   

695. Gallienus. 253-268 AD. Sestertius (29mm, 14.44 gm, 10h). Rome mint. 1st emission, 253-254 AD. Obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Concordia standing left, holding patera and double cornucopia. RIC V 209; MIR 36, 15dd. Scarce in this denomination..................................................................(Image) $280

                   

696. Aurelian. 270-275 AD. As (23mm, 6.79 gm, 5h). Rome mint, 4th officina. 11th emission, 275 AD. Obv: Laureate and cuirassed bust right. Rev: Severina and Aurelian standing vis--vis, clasping hands, Aurelian holding scepter; above, radiate head of Sol right; Δ in exergue. RIC V 80; BN 303-6...(Image) $90

                   

697. Constantius I. As Caesar, 293-305 AD. Follis (28mm, 8.91 gm, 6h). Cyzicus mint, 2nd officina. Struck circa 295-296 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; KB in ex. RIC VI 11a. EF, dark brown patina with light silvering. Highly artistic and highly unusual rendering of his beard. Rare thus. Some minor green patination.....(Image) $450

                   

698. Constantius I. As Caesar, 293-305 AD. Follis (27mm, 8.98 gm, 6h). Siscia mint, 2nd officina. Struck circa 295 AD. Obv: Laureate head right. Rev: Genius standing left, holding patera and cornucopia; A in field, SIS in ex.. RIC VI 90a. VF+, brown patina with minor touches of green, some silvering......(image) $135

                   

699. Constantius I. As Caesar, 293-305 AD. Follis (29mm, 11.13 gm, 6h). Siscia mint, 2nd officina. Struck circa 301 AD. Obv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right. Rev: SACRA MONETA AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Moneta standing left; holding scales in outstretched right hand and cradling cornucopia in left arm; - B in field, SIS in ex. RIC VI 137a. Splendid EF, Impressive obverse and rev. Nearly full silvering and thus rare...........................(Image) $425

                   

700. Constantius I. As Caesar, 293-305 AD. Follis (30mm, 9.47 gm, 6h). Siscia mint, 2nd officina. Struck circa 301 AD. Obv: CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right. Rev: SACRA MONETA AVGG ET CAESS NOSTR, Moneta standing left; holding scales in outstretched right hand and cradling cornucopia in left arm; - B in field, SIS in ex. RIC VI 135a. EF. Impressive details. Nearly full silvering on the reverse...................................................................(Image) $325

                   

701. Diocletian. 286-305 AD. Follis (30mm, 11.65 gm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa 300-301 AD. Obv: IMP C DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right. Rev: SACRA MON VRB AVGG ET CAESS NN, Moneta standing left, holding scales in right hand and cornucopia in left; R-crescent-P in ex. RIC VI 111a. Superb EF. Much silvering......................................................................(Image) $375

                    

702. Magnentius. 350-353AD. Maiorina (26mm, 7.04 gm, 12h). Arelate (Arles) mint, 1st officina. Struck AD 350-353. Obv: Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rev:  Large Christogram, A-W (Omega) across fields; Mintmark PAR in ex. RIC VIII, 196....................................................................................(Image) $175

                     

703. Another. Trier mint. (27mm, 7.89 gm, 1h). Mintmark TRP in ex. RIC VIII 318a..........................................................................................................(Image) $450

                     

704. JULIAN II. 361-363 AD. (30mm, 7.26 gm, 12h).Sirmium mint. 1st officina.. Obv: D N FL CL IVLIA-NVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev: SECVRITAS REIPVB, bull standing right, two stars above; *ASIRM-wreath in ex. RIC VIII 106; LRBC 1621. aEF, with a bit of roughness in right obverse field. About 40% original silvering remains on the obverse and about 80%+ on the reverse...............................................................................(Image) $625


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