Augustus Coins: Roman coins, Greek coins, Byzantine coins, and other ancient coins for sale
Interesting ancient coins, offered by Augustus Coins.
If you want to buy ancient coins, you are beginning at the right page. If you want to learn more about them, visit my educational ancient-coin website (begun in 1997 and expanded very many times since then). If you like to learn from books, visit my page of ancient-coin literature. For more about me, see see here.
Contents: This is the main page with Roman coins and some of newest listings from other series too, at the top. For late Roman, Byzantine, or Greek coins, or books about them, use the links to the left.
Skip down to Republican, 1st C, 2nd C, or 3rd C
3rd C. more precisely: Septimius Severus, Caracalla, Elagablal, Severus Alexander,
Gordian III, Philip, Valerian, Gallienus, Gallo-Roman, Claudius II, Aurelian,
Probus, Tacitus, Carus and Family
Recent: Feb. 13: Constantine, SARMATIA DEVICTA.
Feb. 12: Excellent Helena AE3, on the Constantinian page.
Feb. 11: Constans with chi-rho, scarce early Christian type, and three Crispus pieces (on the Constantinian page)
Feb. 4. Price reduced on the numbered legionary type pair at the top of this page.
Jan. 30: Constantine as FIL AVG on the Constantinian page at the top. The only numbered legionary types from Roman Alexandria, Egypt (at the top). A super Diocletian follis of a rare FORTVNA type on the Tetrarchy page.
Jan. 28: Byzantine Theophilus (829-842) on the Byzantine page [SOLD]
Jan 27, 2020. Three outstanding Constantine pieces. Many sold coins removed entirely. Many prices reduced on this page.
Jan. 16: Added ten coins to my $5-$15 "inexpensive" page.
Jan. 14: Elagabal tetradrachm (top of this page)
Jan. 13, 2020. Diocletian aurelianus on the tetrarchy page.
2020, Jan. 9: Nine important books at the top of the literature page, especially for Byzantine and Crusader coins, but also Greek and Roman. If I didn't have them, I would buy them at these prices. But, I do have them and use them a lot!
Jan. 6, 2020: Top condition coins of Gallienus and Salonina. Tetradrachms from Antioch of Herrenius Etruscus and Trebonianus Gallus.
Jan 4, 2020. Happy New Year! Coins of Rheseana, Mesopotamia, under Trajan Decius. All SOLD
Prices are in brackets: [$xx].
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Purple means "SOLD" and no longer available
Newest first (down to the second horizontal line.)
After that, Roman coins before the 4th century are in chronological order below.
(Greek, Byzantine, and other coins are on their own pages with links at the top left.)
Newest. Skip the newest coins and coins of the Republic to go down to those of the empire.
The only numbered legionary types from Roman Alexandria, Egypt.
Unlike imperial coins, very few types from Alexandria are military and the only ones with a numbered legion are late in the series, under Carinus and Numerian. They honor Legion II Traiana: ΛEΓ B TRAI, eagle standing, LΓ (year 3).
Here they are as a hard-to-reproduce pair:
Carinus, 283-285, year 3 (284/5)
Billon 19 mm tetradrachm.
Emmett 4004 (R2, only this one year)
"the unsual set of 'legionary coins', absolutely unique in the Alexandrian series, which the two brothers issued in honor of LEGIO SECUNDA TRAIANA" Bellemore, Picus 1996, page 76.
"Legion II Traiana was raised by Trajan early in the second century for service in the Dacian wars. It was later transferred to Syria and under Hadrian circa AD 125 it was sent to the eventual permanent station, Nicopolis, close to Alexandria in Egypt. It probably participated in the Persian wars of Carus and Numerian and may have distinguished itself during that campaign." Sear III, page 519.
Struck 284/5 in late 284
Billon 19 mm tetradrachm.
Emmett 4017 (R2, only this one year)
CNG had a Numerian (only one), a sharper on the reverse, but cleaned and retoned, at $500+fees: https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=298597
CNG had a Carinus (only one), very similar, at $180 + fees: https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=298596
I think those prices are much too high! I offer the pair for $190, reduced to $159 SOLD + $6 shipping in the US.
Elagabalus, 218-222, tetradrachm of Antioch likely struck at Emesa
(where his revolt against Macrinus began) according to Prier.
Prier Antioch 249 page 47 "Emesan issue" 7 pieces known to him.
This coin is large-- 29-26mm and 15.55 grams.
Excellent portrait on a large flan. You won't find a bigger silver of Elagabal. [$65]
A recent eBay sale: http://ebayitem.com/392620384860
Superb! Gallienus, 253-268
RIC (sole reign) 212 "Scarce" Rome mint, page 149
24-21 mm. 4.08 grams.
Very large flan. Fully silvered, toning nicely.
A splendid coin. No wear. Look at the portrait detail! One of the very highest grade Gallienus pieces out there--not just of this type. Suberb! [$95, reduced to $79 SOLD]
Salonina, wife of Gallienus
21 mm. 3.60 grams.
VENVS AVG with PXV in exergue
Venus standing holding helmet and transverse spear
RIC (sole reign) 86, page 200.
Wonderful portrait with no wear--look at the hairline!
Large crescent--larger than usual.
Look at the bold strike of her name.
One of the best. [$95, reduced to $79]
Herrenius Etruscus, 250-251 under Trajan Decius
27-26 mm. 11.43 grams. Tetradrachm of Antioch.
Prier 635, page 79
Sear Greek Imperial 4282
Eagle right, wreath in beak.
five dots below the obverse bust (for officina 5)
Look at the hari detail. Full legend. Feather detail on the eagle.
Full flan and excellent centering. Even strike. [$135, reduced to $125]
26 mm. 12.75 grams. Tetradrachm.
Prier 658 of Antioch
Sear Greek Imperial 4349
I have had this coin since 2003 and decided not to try to clean it. The light cover highlights the type and legend and I doubt cleaning would make it better.
[$47, reduced to $45 SOLD]
Tacitus, 275-6. CLEMENTIA TEMP
Bold "XI" in exergue.
Rare denomination: XI (ten to one silver) as opposed to the usual XXI (twenty to one silver). Sometimes called a "double antoninianus" but better called a "double aurelianus" as it double s the value of the reformed aurelianus.
See my academic article on the silver content of these: AlloyXI.pdf
CNG summarized it this way, "An interesting and peculiar mark, the ‘XI’ on the coinage of Tacitus appears to have signified a higher silver content than the usual issue of Antoniniani. The study by Esty, Equall, and Smith (“The Alloy of the ‘XI’ Coins of Tacitus,” in NC 1993) corroborates the earlier study by Callu, Brenot, and Barrandon (“Analyses de Séries Atypiques,” in QT 8) showing that, though the consistency of the latters findings were not as universal, the series with this notation does exhibit a far higher silver content than the common ‘XXI’ marked coinage and represented an issue tariffed at a higher rate."
I have followed this denomination closely for thirty years and it is seldom offered. There are none on vcoins or MA-Shops as I write. One, nicer, at acsearch went for $669 plus fees. Rare denomination. [$135 SOLD]
ex Owl (John Barton) list 2.2 "Spring-Summer 1976" lot 90 at $165 (in 1976!)
He wrote, "Our records show that this type is, in fact, many times rarer than the PRINCIPI type. The specimen has splendid blue-green patina and good surfaces; as such it is rare and most desirable."
I think everyone who has seen a coin with green patina in hand thinks they are really special. Do you have a coin with green patina? If you do, you know how wonderful that can be. [Wonderful green patina. $175, reduced to $155]
Aspendos, c. 465-430 BC.
A stater, silver, 10.84 grams. 20-17 mm. Thicker than a stack of three US cents.
Ancient Greek Silver selected from a hoard of the formerly-rare first-issue of the city of Aspendos on the south-central coast of modern Turkey. Struck 465-430 BC.
Obverse: Hoplite warrior right with spear and shield
Reverse: triskeles, the symbol of the city which has three human legs around a central point running left.
EΣ abbreviating "Espendos" in Pamphylian above.
Sear Greek Coins and Their Values 5381 at 750 pounds in VF.
A remarkable piece of very early ancient money. [$165]
For more pieces, see the Greek page.
Greek Messembria on the Black Sea coast
AE. 11 mm.
MEEA in the arms of a wheel
Sear Greek 1675, but smaller
Greek Cilicia, city of Aigeai
Turreted head of Tyche right
bridled horse's head left
20 mm. Thick. 7.94 grams.
[$25, reduced to $23]
Licinius II in consular robes left, holding mappa
globe in his left hand with scepter
18 mm. AE3.
IOVI CONSERVATORI CAES
cresent and B is fields
RIC Alexandria 25 "r2" page 707
for this exact variety. Struck 317-320 [$14]
Leo I, 457-474
AE2. Yes AE2! 20 mm. 4.45 grams.
DN LEO P-RPET AC (perpetual Augustus)
emperor holding globe and spruning captive
CON in exergue.
RIC 663 "R4".
When I bought this coin in 1995 from Dmitry Markov the type was extremely rare with only a few known. When the Iron Curtain came down and commerce with Ukraine commenced, more of this type became available in the West. However, it is still rare. They are all found in Crimea, leading many to question whether the "CON" mintmark really means they were minted in Constantinople and shipped to the Crimea, or it the mintmark is immobolized and the were minted at Cherson or Kersh.
Most Leo AE coins are tiny monogram pieces. Most of these Leo AE2's are in poor metal with chips or corrosion. Worst of all, most are tooled (Coins from Crimea are often skillfully tooled). This one is does not have the usual detractions, although the strike is weak in places.
Rare and (as I write) the best on the market for the type (but not the most expensive!) [$275, reduced to $255]
Leo I, 457-474
AE4. Small. 10 mm.
"LEO" clear on the nice obverse, which is unusual
Emperor standing, standard in right and holding small captive with his left
AE4. Small. 10-9 mm.
monogram of Zeno (monogram 3 in Carson, Hill, and Kent)
Well-centered. Lovely yellow-green patina. [$49]
For more coins of this late Roman era, see this page.
Roman Republican denarius
L. Pomponius, 118 BC
naked bearded warrior in biga right, carnyx and reigns in left
Struck at Narbo, commemorating its foundation. One of the very first Republican types to reference a current event, since it was founded c. 120 BC.
19 mm. 3.85 grams. Serrated.
Crawford 282/4. Sear 158
Well-centered. Gallic reference. [$109]
core of a fourree denarius, with all the silver plate gone.
Prototype, L. Torquatus, 113-112 BC
18-17 mm. 2.54 grams
horseman charging left with big circular shield
Sear 172. Crawford 295/1.
Unusual. Ex Baldwin's in London, March 9, 1988 (no ticket) [$16]
Roman Republican denarius
L. Flaminius Clio
18 mm. 3.44 grams,
Victory in biga right
Crawford 302/1. Sear 179
Roman Republican denarius
C. Coelius Caldus, 104 BC.
Roma head left
Victory in biga left
Control makr F above.
COIL CALD below
Crawford 318/1. Sear 196.
Nicely centered [$72]
Republican. 88 BC.
horse racing right, wreath above
Crawford 346/2b. Sear 257.
Roman Republican denarius
C. Fabius C.f. Hadrianus, 102 BC
21-20 mm. (large) 3.75 grams.
veiled head of Cybele right, wearing turetted crown
Victory in biga right, heron in front
name in exergue
ex Harlan J. Berk with ticket [$55]
Ti. Veturius, 137 BC
oath-taking scene. Two warriors face each other, each holds a spear in l. and sword in r.
touches pig held by a figure kneeing between them
Crawford 234/1. Sear I 111
Nice toning. Reverse figures fully on the flan. Pig clear. [$119]
[At recent auctions coins of this type and quality have sold for over $150. I will not lower its price and may raise it! Maybe the low price makes you think it is not worth a lot, but look at the pig and the centering. It is a good coin. Do I need to mark it $150 so you believe me?]
Roman Republican AE
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Roman Imperial Silver and AE
Early Imperial Fourrees
Fourrees with especially remarkable reverses. The original would be a very expensive coin, and finding an imitation of it is extremely unusual and the imitation may well be unique of its type.
Search vcoins under "fouree" and "fourree" to see what dull reverse types are offered for. You will probably never see these good types again.
[$69, reduced to $59, reduced to $49] Augustus/receiving standards back from the Parthians "Signus Receptus" CAESAR AVGVSTVS SIGN RECE hybrid.
This reverse does not normally have a portrait obverse. BMC 71 plate 3.1 for obverse legend and portrait. BMC plates 1.7-9, 2.2, 2.11-12 for obverse. Reverse of RIC 288, plate 5.
Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD)
Augustus/Rhoematalkes, c. 11 BC = AD 12.
19 mm. 4.10 grams.
RPC 1718. SGI -- but 5395 is thic type as 25 mm.
Stancomb 908, plate 42.
ex CNG mbs 34 lot 580 (part)
[$39, reduced to $35]
11 BC - AD 12
SNG Copenhagen Thrace 1193
A two-headed coin.
Sear Greek Imperial 5395 variety (different diameter)
Augustus, DIVVS, struck under Tiberius, c. 22/3 - 30 AD.
29 mm. 8.59 grams. (A little light.)
Small backwards S countermark at 7:00 on the obverse.
DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER (PATER = father)
PROVIDENT below altar with paneled door, above flames(?)
RIC Tiberius 81. BMC Tiberius 147.
Overstruck on a coin with something like "AESA" close together at 7:00 on the obverse.
Could this be a very well done ancient imitation? If so, it is much better than the 13 illustrated in Banti and Simonetti.
I like the surfaces. Nice. [$125, reduced to $115]
ex Vecchi [London] auction 12, lot 1092 (June 5, 1998)
Claudius, 41-54 AD.
[$95, reduced to $85]
Titus, IVDAEA CAPTA provincial type
IOVΔA IAΣ EAΛWKYIAΣ
Hendin 4th edition 743. AJC II 288,2
Struck at Caesarea
[$29, reduced to $25] A historical type.
Domitian, 81-96. Prototype struck 76.
Limes denarius. 19 mm. 2.56 grams.
Pegasus, COS IIII above.
A desirable type, but this one is in base metal-- a "limes" denarius.
Sear I 2637. BMC (Vespasian) 193.
An ancient imitation from the borderlands. [$39 SOLD]
Trajan, 98-117 AD
small dichalcon. 11 mm.
Roman Alexandria, Egypt
poor obverse/elephant reverse, LI Δ above
Emmet 701 "R5".
Very rare, but terrible obverse. The reverse (the interesting part) is visible. If it were nice all around, it would cost far more. [$25, reduced to $23]
Small. 15 mm. 3.21 grams. (Thick)
Hercules right, with legend of Trajan
IMP CAES TRAIANO AVG GERM
RIC 702 "S" page 294
Glossy patina. Excellent boar with curly tail [$35]
[$125] Trajan, 98-117
AE31-30 mm. 23.91 grams.
Large provincial from a rare region.
Koinon of Galatia.
Countermark with star in circle.
Zeus seated left.
BMC Greek Galatia 1.
Struck at Ancyra.
A search of "Trajan Galatia" produces none on vcoins or MA-Shops as I write.
Rare. Nice orichalcum color. Big. Countermark. Well-centered. Good color. Rare. That's a lot to like on a provincial. [$125]
[$119, reduced to $95] Here is a Hadrian sestertius of a good type:
RESTVTITVTORI ORBIS TERRARVM
Hadrian raising the restored world.The picture captures the coin well. The patina is mostly lovely but flaking around the rim so the much of the legend is only partly there.
32 mm (a large coin).
RIC 594a. Foss 21 [AD 118] [$149 + $5 in the US, reduced to $109+$5]
Please compare this sestertius and its price with others of Hadrian on your favorite sites. This one has a good type, good portrait, and good color.
Antoninus Pius (138-161)
Antoninus Pius. 138-161.
Large AE34. Milne 2293 var. year 18.
eagle standing front, wings half spread, head left LI H
Ex. Berk, August 2000.
Large. [$55, reduced to $49]
Denarius. 19 mm. Young Commodus. Struck as Caesar 175-6.
PRINC IVVENT (Prince of Youth)
Standing left beside trophy, holding branch and scepter.
Dark toning. Nice style youthful portrait.
ex Empire Coins, list 23, lot 116, July 11, 1984.
[$95, reduced to $85]
[$149, reduced to $129] Commodus 190-193
LIB AVG IIII TRP VI IMP IIII COS II
databable to a single year -- 181.
BMC 53, Sear --, but close to 5655.
RIC 22, page 368.
Light beard. Outstanding surfaces. Looks just like the photo.
Excellent type with lots of references--to his Liberality (IIII), victories (IMP IIII) Tribune power (TRP VI) consulship (II). [$129]
Roman provincial from Nikopolis ad Istrum.
eagle, wings half spread
Glossy dark patina [$33, reduced to $27]
Geta, Roman provincial, ancient Thrace
City of Pautalia
Lovely green patina. CEΠ for Septimius clear [$19, reduced to $17]
Geta, Serdica. 19 mm.
His bust right/CEP ΔON (for "of Serdica")
Asclepius standing left with attribute snake-coiled staff.
BMC --. Good lettering and centering. [$23]
beautiful young bust
IIII LIBERALITAS AVGG (4th Liberlity)
Liberalitas standing left holding up counting board with coins (to count the coins handed out to each citizen)
RIC Caracalla 135 "Scarce"
Sear II 6814 variety (different year) Good metal. Very high grade. A specific historical occasion. Look at the detail and style! Nearly perfect. Letters bold. Portrait great. Stunning! [$145. Not reduced, nor should it be! It is an outstanding coin.]
19 mm. 2.78 grams.
Mint at Ladoicea ad Mare
Struck 198 as Augustus
RIC Caracalla 337d "Scarce"
Uncommon mint. Neat type. [$95, reduced to $85]
19 mm. 3.08 grams
PM TRP XVIIII COS III PP
Jupiter standing right, head left, holding thunderbolt and long scepter
EF+ from fresh dies. Super detail. Every letter bold. Hair and mustache detail is all there. Jupiter's face has detail! A great coin! [$155, reduced to $135]
[$69, reduced to $39] Caracalla, Tarsos mint
26 mm. 8.70 grams
AH / MI in wreath
Sear Greek Imperial --, SNG Danish Tarsos 369. SNG France 2:1560
[$23] Caracalla and Julia Domna/ Serapis head reverse
AE27-26 [$29, reduced to $253
[$19, reduced to $17] Caracalla, 196-198-217
at Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moushmov 1077
Serapis head reverse. Good detail.
AE19-16. 2.67 grams
Head of Serapis
VOTA PVBL PM TRP
Excellent portrait of the short-beard varietyRIC 6. Rare. More so than other types according to Clay in NZ 93 (1979) page 21.
ex Argos, list 27 lot 29, July 16, 1984. [$169 SOLD]
Links: Caracalla, Elagablal, Severus Alexander, Gordian III, Philip, Valerian, Gallienus, Gallo-Roman, Claudius II, Aurelian, Probus, Tacitus, Carus and Family
Elagabalus at Tyre, Phoenicia. large: 30 mm. Astarte standing left, placing her hand on trophy, holds transvers scepter, crowned by Nike on column right, palm to left SEPT IM TYRO SGI 3117 BMC Phoenicia, Tyre, 389. rev. illustrated plate XXXIII.1. small figure "Marysas of the forum" to the right. Large and quite clear. [$49, reduced to $45]
CONCORDIA MILIT, two standards and two eagles.
Sear 7505. RIC IV-2 187. Antioch mint, A.D. 218-219. High grade portrait and interesting military connection with four standards.
[$85, reduced to $75]
Severus Alexander (222-235)
Severus Alexander, 222-235
Sear III 7816
Full flan. Good surfaces. Lots of detail. Nice portrait. [$75, reduced to $65 SOLD]
Severus Alexander, 222-235
Denarius. 20-18 mm.
Mars walking right
PM TRP VI COS II PP
Dated to 227 by the TRP number.
Gorgeous Very high grade. [$89, reduced to $79]
Samaria, Neapolis. Holy Land coin.
Mt. Gerizim with a temple on top, columnade across the bottom, steps up it.
Severus Alexander, 222-235
23 mm. 12.88 grams.
BMC 113 is similar without the c/m.
Sear Greek Imperial 3375.
[$22, reduced to $19]
Severus Alexander AE26-24 at Marcianopolis. Governor Julius Fetus named.
eagle with half-spread wings. Sear GI obverse of 3269, same reverse legend. Moushmov 714 photo on the web (that one is slightly worse and was $85) [$35, reduced to $25]
Maximus, son of Maximinus Thrax, the Giant.
Gordian III (238-244)
Gordian III and Serapis, 238-244
27 mm. 14.06 grams.
Struck at Marcianopolis, Lower Moesia.
legate Tullius Menophilus
Naked Apollo standing, facing, head right, grasping a tree, around which a serpent coils, & holding his right arm over his head; to left, cloak on quiver.
Sear GI --, SNG Cop II 255, Marcianopolis 184.108.40.206 (obv legend variety) None on vcoins. [$119]
Nice surface. Nice even very dark patina. [$125, reduced to $85]
Gordian III, 238-244, of Roman Alexandria, Egypt
Emmett 3401 (rarity 1) page 170
eagle standing left, head right
Sear 3.8832 variety with year S for B.
Unusual lovely reddish surface color [$39, reduced to $27 SOLD]
Gordian III, 238-244. Silver drachm of Caesarea, Cappadocia. 18 mm.
Much like a denarius, but from the East and with Greek lettering.
Supplement your Gordian III group with something different!
Mt. Argeaus, well-centered. ETΔ = year 4
Silver from a mint that is not Rome [$59, reduced to $55]
Gordian III, 238-244. AE 27. Hadrianopolis. Fortuna = Tyche with rudder. smoothing. Fully legible legends. [$25, reduced to $21]
[$65] Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Gordian III. A.D. 238-244. Æ (28 mm, 14.20 g, 1 h). A.D. 241-244. Sabinus Modestus, consular legate. AVT K M ANTΩNIOC ΓOPΔIANOC · (sic), radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III right / [VΠ] CAB MOΔЄCT(OV) N-IKOΠOΛЄIT(ΩN) (ΠΡ)OC I/C/T, Tyche standing facing, head left, holding rudder and cornucopiae. Hristova & Jekov -, but cf. 220.127.116.11-8; cf. Varbanov 4244 (rev. legend). Nice green patina with moderate earthen deposits. Very fine. [$65, reduced to $59]
Wonderful large flan, fully centered.
PM TRP IIII COS II PP
Felicitas standing holding caduceus and cornucopia
Sear III 8946. RIC 4, AD 247
Look at the detail on Felicitas! An excellent portrait!
[$65, reduced to $49 SOLD]
Struck at Viminacium, Moesian Superior
Sear GI 3874
28 mm. 15.30 grams. Large
The bull and the lion were the emblems of legions VII and IV which were quartered in the province.
Even dark green patina. [$49, reduced to $32]
[$55 SOLD] Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antiochia ad Orontem. Philip I. A.D. 244-249. BI tetradrachm (26 mm, 10.92 g, 7 h). Cos. III (A.D. 247). AVTOK K M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CЄB, radiate and cuirassed bust of Philip I left, gorgoneion on breastplate / ΔHMAΡX ЄΞOVCIAC VΠA TO Γ, eagle, wings displayed, standing right, holding wreath in beak; in exergue, ANTIOXIA/S C in two lines. McAlee 919a; Prieur 354. Surface porosity, green deposits on reverse.
Philip II at Antioch in Pisidia, AE27. 970 grams. SGI --, McClean 8964. BNC Pisidia Antioch 120 (no photo) [$27, reduced to $25]
Philip II, 244-249
Struck at Nisibis, Mesopotamia, the easternmost city of the Roman empire, and much in the history books as a city under siege by Sasanians or Romans.
Sear GI 4157. BMC Mesopotamia Nesibi [sic] 23
City goddess seated facing, ram running right bove, head back, in temple with four colums with spiral fluting, city god swimming right below.
ex CCE Sept. 1981 lot 159. The city is mentioned in Acts 7:2. Nice dark green patina. [$59, reduced to $49]
Gordian III, 238-244
Provincial, struck at Nicaea (City of the Christian Nicaean Creed)
Lots of good detail.
All legible. Well-centered.
[$25, reduced to $23]
Rare middle bronze of Otacilia Severa, wife of Philip I (244-249)
25-24 mm. as. 9.55 grams.
Denarii and sestertii of her are common--asses are not.
MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG
SC in exergue.
Sear III 9172. RIC 203b.
A clear example of an unusual denomination. [$129, reduced to $109]
Trajan Decius (249-251)
Trajan Decius, 249-251
23 mm. Struck at Nikomedia in Bithynia
SNG von Aulock 7128 Sear GI --, SNG Copenhagen --
Equitas, Gamma (3) in left field.
Fully legible, well-centered. [$55, reduced to $47]
Herennius Etruscus, 250-251
tetradrachm of Antioch
27-24 mm. 12.13 grams.
Three dots below the bust for 3rd officina. Dark toning. Some corrosion. High grade. Well-centered. All his hair. Powerful eagle. Prier 633
[$65, reduced to $59 SOLD]
Trebonianus Gallus. A.D. 251-253. Large AE 30 (29.8 mm, 13.82 g, 5 h). AVT K ΓAΛΛOC CEBAC, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / KACTABAΛEΩN IEPOΠOΛEI, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right. SNG France -; SNG Levante 1596 var (obv and rev legends); BMC -; SNG von Aulock -. Fine, rough surfaces.
Large. Rare variety. [$39, reduced to $35]
[Rare. $65, reduced to $55] Valerian (253-260)
Struck at Heliopolis, Coele-Syria
253)-23 mm, thick, 11.70 grams.
agnostic urn on table with ornamental legs
Sear Greek Imperial --
L&K --, Lindgren III 1283variety (legend), Weber --, McClean 9440 variety, BMC Syria --
SNG Copenhagen Syria -- (439 has urn with no table, SNG Righetti --
[$65] Ex Colosseum Coin Exchange, list of April 1988, lot 106.
Valerian at Flaviopolis, Cilicia. 253-260 AD. AE27-26. 11.99 grams. bust right/bust of Zeus right (not the usual Serapis w. slightly larger flan). Sear GI --, SNG France --, SNG Cop--, SNG von Aulock --, Lindgren & Kovacs --, L III --, SNG Righetti 1558, very similar. Note how few collections have this type. Rare [$35, reduced to $29] (This reverse type is sometimes on Maximinus I.)
[$95, reduced to $69] Gallienus, 30 mm.
Struck at Side in Pamphylia
E countermark over the original "IA" at the neck.
E = 5 assaria. Howgego Countermark 805
Sear Greek Imperial --,
von Aulock -- cf, plate 158, volume II for Valerian
L&K 1174 for obverse
SNG Copenhagen VI Pamphlia -- Supplement 523
Weber III --, SNG Righetti 1309 variety
ex Cederlind at $100, his #345 (list date uncertain, maybe 1990s?)
[$59, reduced to $55] Pamphylia, Perga. Gallienus. A.D. 253-268.
Æ decassarion (32 mm, 17.18 g, 1 h). AVT KAI [ΠΟ Λ] ΓAΛΛΠHNO CЄB (sic), laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus right, before, I / ΠЄΡ-ΓΑΙΩΝ, Elpis advancing left, holding flower and raising hem of skirt. SNG BN 579 (same obv. die); SNG von Aulock 4728 (same obv. die). Dark brown patina, some porosity. Very fine Large provincial at 32 mm.
Gallienus, Antioch in Pisidia.
29 mm. 13.02 grams.
It is less green than the image and more black.
Roman wolf and twins right.
SGI 4601. SNG France 3, 1326 (This one is slightly better than theirs) [$69, reduced to $59]
Troas, Alexandria Troas. Civic issue. Mid-late 3rd century A.D. AE 23 (23.0 mm, 5.85 g, 7 h). CO ALEX TRO, turreted and draped bust of Tyche right; vexillum behind / COL AVG TROA, she-wolf right, head left, suckling the twins Remus and Romulus. cf. Bellinger A495; SNG Copenhagen 104-7. VF. [$39, reduced to $35]
[$69] Salonina, wife of Gallienus
Struck at Roman Alexandria, Egypt
22-21 mm. 10.35 grams
Year 13 = 265/6
Sear 10713, no photo.
Nice details. [$69 SOLD]
With Pegasi ticket at $275!
Barbarous Radiates from the Gallo-Roman Empire:
Victorinus, (but the legend is not there to prove it)
O T C V
Nice portrait with the curved nose with distinguishes Victorinus
and some other pieces from the hoard did have the name and the good size
is typical for his barbarous radiates
Claudius II, 268-270, postumus barbarous radiate
Remarkably good style for this small 13-11 mm coin.
[$15, reduced to $12]
Central Empire, Claudius II (268-270) and later:
Claudius II, 268-270.
SPQR mint. (Many say it is Cyzicus, but I have not seen the proof.)
22 mm. 3.79 grams.
Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
RIC V.I 233.
Nice rust color on the surfaces and the unusual "SPQR" mintmark.
Claudius II, 268-270
Lovely light green with some silvering
[$45, reduced to $32]
[$79] Claudius II, Gothicus
17 mm. 2.66 grams
DIVO CLAVDIO GOTHICO
ex Empire list 23 lot C198 July 1984 at $50
The best obverse legend with his famous "GOTHICO" title.
RIC 264, Foss Quintillus 2
Good portrait and strong GOTHICO. Don't expect to find one full flan. This one is nice for having the rare title GOTHICO on the flan.
[$79, reduced to $69]
Claudius II, 268-270.
Double strike minting oddity.
19 mm. 1.95 grams.
One strike 50% off-center. A clear example of the striking process.
Sear 11383. [$23, reduced to $19]
For a page of ancient imitations from the third century, see here.
Aurelian usually comes as a radiate, either pre-reform or post reform. He also comes as a scarcer "denarius"--however almost always VICTORIA AVG. Far rarer, offered less than once a year, I think, is this PROVIDEN AVG denarius type.
None on vcoins. None at MA-Shops.
Roma had one, not better, in e-sale 27 for $143 including fees + shipping. CNG had one in 2010 for $185 + 12% + shipping. Elsen had one in 2011 for $207 + fees + shipping.
IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG laureate bust right
Providentia standing left holding wand over globe.
RIC 68 very rare type of an unusual denomination [$85 +$4 in the US, reduced to $79 + $4]
A balding emperor, as you can see before the radiate crown.
Struck by lightning and commemorated by his sons [$55, reduced to $49]
Carinus, 282-285, as Augustus
RIC V.II 214 page 166.
Excellent portrait detail. [$69, reduced to $59]
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