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 SeverusCaracalla, Elagablal, Severus Alexander,
      Gordian III, PhilipValerian, Gallienus, Gallo-Roman, Claudius II, Aurelian,
      ProbusTacitus, Carus and Family 


Recent:  May 25:  Very rare Aemilian with a reverse type unique to him, at the top of this page.
May 23: A dozen additions at the top of the inexpensive page, including a rare Gelimer Vandal coin. Three AE4s at the top of the late Roman page.
May 20: Basil II Class A2 Byzantine anonymous follis. Maximian, second reign, at the top of the Tetrarchy page.
May 19:  Byzantine, Vandal, and Ostrogothic coins on the Byzantine page.  Byzantine reference works listed after them.
May 16: Excellent Galerius and Licinius pieces, at the top of the Tetrarchy page.
May 6: A very rare Constantine fraction in high grade. Trajan Decius at Rhesaena, Mesopotamia (at the top). Several new Byzantine and some Arabic on the Byzantine page, and three Byzantine on the "inexpensive" page. Some prices on this page reduced. It might be worth your while to look again down this page. Many sold coins on this page removed entirely. 
May 2: A very rare Constantine.
April 24: Many 5th C. AE4s from Carthage, on the very late Roman page.
​​​​​April 24:  Domitian as, Philip II sestertius (at the top of this page). Three tetrarchal folles. Scarce Constantine from Constantinople. 
April 19:  At the top of the Byzantine page: Andronicus III (late!), Class E (nice grade), Latin (Crusader) imitative.  At the top of the Valentinian and later page:  Arcadius with "Hand of God" and Valentinian II.
April 15: 18 new Roman, from Vespasian (69-79) to Marcian (450-457), all at the top.
April 13:  A dozen new Roman from Vespasian to Numerian, on this page. Also, almost all prices on this page reduced. Look again! Three obscure books (Armenian, Northumbrian, Lydian) on my literature page. Two added to the "inexpensive" page.
April 6:  22 Byzantine coins at the top of the Byzantine page.
      Books. If you would like some literature to read, make me an offer. I think my prices are the lowest on the market, but I'd like to sell some of these to someone who would like to look at them. That might be you! Make me an offer. 



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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.


Aemilian, April-June 253
21-19 mm. 3.54 grams.
"The remarkably unorthodox form TR P I occurs only on coinage of this reign" Sear III, p. 252
Sear 9840
RIC 18 "R2"
Very Rare. Aemilian is rare and this type is rare and unique to Aemilian [$379 SOLD]
ex Richard Beale who has a web site devoted to "
249-253: Four Bad Years" where you can still see this coin as #18 on this page:
http://sonic.net/~marius1/mysite/Aemilian%20Silver.htm

 

 

 

Trajan Decius, 249-251
Struck at Rhesaena, Mesopotamia
Fortuna standing left holding patera over altar, eagle on perch
25 mm. 12.05 grams.
Castelin Rhesaena 133.
(I can send you the 10 mb pdf file of the small book.)
ex Amphora in 2012. 
Very few of these are in better shape; this one is very comparable to his two plate coins. 
[SOLD]

 


Domitian, 81-96
27 mm. as

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG
GERM COS XV CENS PER PP

MONETA AVGVSTI

Moneta standing left with balance and cornucopia. S C in field.

RIC 708 page 316, 90-91 AD

[SOLD]




Philip II, 244-249.
Sestertius. 31 mm.
PRINCIPI IVVENT
RIC 256  [$55]
Nice portrait on a coin with lots of crud. I suppose some might think they could clean it. I do not. Fortunately, the portrait is nice and the lettering is legible.



Antoninus Pius, 138-161
Dupondius. 25 mm.
Bust with radiate crown right
INDVLGENTIA AVG

[$39]

 



Elagabal, 218-222
Denarius. 19-18 mm. 
IOVI CONSERVATORI
Jupiter holding thunderbolt, standard to right
RIC 91
[$37]

 


Vespasian, 69-79.
26 mm. Dupondius
IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
PON MAX TRPOT PP COS V CENS
double cornucopia
caduceus in middle

RIC 758, AD "74"

[$49]

 
 
 
Commodus, 177-193
Denarius. 19 mm.

TRP IIII IMP III COS II PP
Struck 179

RIC 665, Struck Spring 179
Young head right
L AVREL COMMODVS AVG

[$39]
 
 

Faustina II, Diva
as. 28 - 26 mm.
crescent moon and stars.
SC below
RIC III 1714, struck after 176
Nicer than many (compare to vcoins) but notice the pit on the forehead. 
[$89, reduced to $79]


 



Marcus Aurelius
Denarius. 18-17 mm.
PM TRP XVIII IMP II COS III
Mars standing right with inverted spear and shield.
RIC 91
[SOLD]
I do not think this would be easy to clean. Buy it for what it is, they way it is. The price takes into account the black.  If you know how to clean it, good for you. I don't.


Severus Alexander, 222-235
Denarius. 20-19 mm. 
FIDES MILITVM
RIC 139
Fides standing with two standards.
Excellent detail.  [SOLD]


Geta, 209-212
Denarius. 20-19 mm.
NOBITITAS
Geta was the only emperor to issue this type.
RIC 13a.
[SOLD]


Young Caracalla, 198-217
RECTOR ORIS  (ruler of the world)
Deanrius. 19-18 mm.

RIC 141.

[$39]
 

Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus
Under Caracalla, 211-217
IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG
VENVS GENETRIX
Nice portrait
[$55 SOLD]
RIC 388c

 



Philip I, 244-249
Sestertius 29-25 mm.
Minted for the 1000teh anniversay of Rome in 247
AETERNITAS AVGG (most not legible)
Elephant and mahout
SC below.
[$85]

Gordian III, 238-244
Antoninianus. 22 mm.
PM TRP II COS PP
dates it to a particular year = 239/240
Virtus left 

RIC 20 "scarce"
[$25]


A very special Carinus from Alexandria:

Carinus, 283-285, year 3 (284/5)
Alexandria, Egypt
Billon 19 mm tetradrachm.
Milne 4744
Emmett 4004 (R2, only this one year)

Revere legend:  LЄΓ B TPAI

LΓ  (year 3)
"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.   
Compare to the only one from CNG:  https://cngcoins.com/Coin.aspx?CoinID=298596  This one is better, especially in the reverse legend, for much less [SOLD] 




Jewish
Hashmonean
Alexander Jannaeus
103-76 BC
crossed cornucopiae
Hebrew legend in wreath.
13 mm.
[$19]

See the Greek page for widow's mites.
 



Valentinian II
24-22 mm. 4.90 grams.
GLORIA ROMANORVM
Galley (ship of state), emperor standing, Victory at helm
ANTE
RIC IX Antioch 40b "9 Aug. 378 - 25 Aug. 383"
Lovely black-and-tan patina.
[SOLD]

For more coins from this time period, see

http://augustuscoins.com/Valentinian.html


Probus, 276-282
4.00 grams.
Tripolis mint
The coin is slightly toned and a bit darker than the photo.
RIC 928
Look at the details! 
There is one on vcoins, significantly worse, at 290 euros as I write!
Superb!  [$75 SOLD]
 

Philip II. 244-249. 
  25 mm. 10.40 grams.
   AVTOK K M IOVΛI ΦIΛIΠΠOC CЄB
   (Autokrater Caesar Marcus Julius Philippus Sebastos)
  The same legend is used by both Philip I and II.
  Philip I is bearded and Philip II, a child, was not. However, they can be hard to distinguish if the beard is unclear, so Nisibis did it by having Philip face right and Philip II face left.

   Sear GI 4157. BMC Mesopotamia Nesibi [sic] 21, attributed there to Philip I, with a footnote "Some of these may be of Philip Junior, especially nos. 21-4 on which the face appears to be beardless."
   ex CCE Sept. 1981 lot 159. 

The city is mentioned in Acts 7:2. Nice dark green patina. [$65, reduced to $55]
 

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 SOLD]

A recent eBay sale:  http://ebayitem.com/392620384860

 

 

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.

 

 

 


Begin Roman coins in chronological order
     Links:  Caracalla, Elagablal, Severus Alexander, Gordian III, Philip, Valerian, Gallienus, Gallo-Roman, Claudius II, Aurelian, ProbusTacitus, Carus and Family 


Roman Republican  

 

Roman Republican denarius
L. Pomponius, 118 BC
Roma
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, reduced to $95]

 

 

core of a fourree denarius, with all the silver plate gone.
Prototype, L. Torquatus, 113-112 BC
18-17 mm. 2.54 grams
Roma
horseman charging left with big circular shield
Sear 172. Crawford 295/1.
Unusual. Ex Baldwin's in London, March 9, 1988 (no ticket) [$16, reduced to $14]

 


 

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, reduced to $69 SOLD]

 

 


Republican. 88 BC.
C. Censorinus
Apollo right
horse racing right, wreath above
CENSOR
Monogram below
Crawford 346/2b. Sear 257.
[$89, reduced to $69]

 

 

 


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  [SOLD]

 

 

Roman Republican AE

[sold]

 



*****   I also have a page of numismatic literature (ancient-coin auction catalogs, books) for sale.

Skip to Republican, 1st C, 2nd C, or 3rd C 
  (Links: Caracalla, Elagablal, Severus Alexander, Gordian III, Philip, Valerian, Gallienus, Gallo-Roman, Claudius II, Tacitus)


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.


AA

  [$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.  

 

 

More fourrees here

 

Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD)

Augustus/Rhometalkes
11 BC - AD 12
19 mm.
SNG Copenhagen Thrace 1193
A two-headed coin. 
Sear Greek Imperial 5395 variety (different diameter)
[$25]

 

 

Augustus, DIVVS, struck under Tiberius, c. 22/3 - 30 AD.
29 mm. 8.59 grams.  (A little light.)
Small backwards S incuse mark 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 $109]

ex Vecchi [London] auction 12, lot 1092 (June 5, 1998)

 

 

Claudius, 41-54



Claudius, 41-54
One of the twelve Caesars
27-25 mm. 9.77 grams.
Struck 41-50
TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IMP
head left
Minerva brandishing spear and shield right
Lots of drapery details.
Excellent portrait (look at it closely) in high grade with hair details and no tooling. (Many Roman AE with hair details that look this sharp are actually tooled, but this one is not.)  A special coin. [$345, reduced to $295]
RIC 100. BMC 149. 
Bought in December 1975 from "Hyland" (by the man I bought it from) with a ticket (included) that says it is from the "1884 Croston Hoard."
 


Claudius, 41-54 AD.
Roman Alexandria.
26-25 mm.
Good portrait/eagle
[$95, reduced to $75]

 

 

 

 Nero (54-68)

[SOLD]



Vespasian (69-79)

[SOLD]

 

Titus (79-81) 


Titus, IVDAEA CAPTA provincial type
IOVΔA IAΣ EAΛWKYIAΣ
Hendin 4th edition 743. AJC II 288,2
Struck at Caesarea
[SOLD] A historical type.
 

 

 

Three excellent Domitian imitations are here.
 

Links: Caracalla, Elagablal, Severus Alexander, Gordian III, Philip, Valerian, Gallienus, Gallo-Roman, Claudius II, Aurelian, ProbusTacitus, Carus and Family 



Second Century

Trajan (98-117)


TTrajan, 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]


 

 

 


 

Trajan, 98-117
Small. 15 mm. 3.21 grams. (Thick)
Hercules right, with legend of Trajan
IMP CAES TRAIANO AVG GERM
boar right
SC below.

RIC 702 "S" page 294
Glossy patina. Excellent boar with curly tail [$35, reduced to $29]

 

 

 

[SOLD] 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. [SOLD]

 


  
 
Quadrans. Anonymous. early 2nd century AD
13 mm (small). 3.07 grams. 
Bust of Venus right
Dove standing right, S C
Sear I 2924
[$19, reduced to $16]

 

 
 

  

Hadrian (117-138) 
 
H
Hadrian, 117-138 AD.
dichalcon. 14 mm. Tiny!
Roman Alexandria, Egypt
his head right/pomegranate
struck for the Pelusium nome.
Good portrait. Some letters, which is about as good as they come. Emmett 1321
Nome coins are rare [$65, reduced to $59]

 

 

[SOLD] 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] 
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)


AP

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 $45]

 

  
 
 Commodus  (177-193)
 

Denarius. 19 mm. Young Commodus. Struck as Caesar 175-6.
PRINC IVVENT (Prince of Youth)
Standing left beside trophy, holding branch and scepter.
ex Empire Coins, list 23, lot 116, July 11, 1984.
Dark toning. Nice style youthful portrait. 

[$95, reduced to $79]

 

 

 

[$149, reduced to $129] Commodus 190-193
Liberalitas type
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).  
A really nice coin that would go for more, or much more, at a fine auction [$129]

 

 

 

Commodus, 180-193
19-18 mm.
Roman provincial from Nikopolis ad Istrum.

eagle, wings half spread
Moushmov 895
Glossy dark patina  [$33, reduced to $27]

 

 

 
 


Third Century:

Septimius Severus

Septimius Severus
Roman Provincial
at Anchialus, Thrace
23 mm.
Artemis right with bow
AΓXIAΛЄΩN
[SOLD]

 

 

 

 

Geta



Geta, Roman provincial, ancient Thrace
City of Pautalia
21-19 mm.
Grapes. 
Lovely green patina. CEΠ for Septimius clear [$19, reduced to $15]

 

 

 


SCSC

  [$59, reduced to $39] Septimius Severus (on right) and Caracalla (on left) at Beruit (Berytus). Two heads!
  AE23-22, 8.16 grams. SGI city and obverse of 2301, different reverse.
  L&K 2264. BMC Berytus 130. SNG Copenhagen Phoenicia 107. [$59, reduced to $39]

 

 

 

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, reduced to $19]

 

 

 



Caracalla:

 

Caracalla, 196-198-217
20 mm. 
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.]

 

 


Caracalla, 196-198-217
19 mm. 2.78 grams.
Mint at Ladoicea ad Mare
MONETA AVGG
Struck 198 as Augustus
RIC Caracalla 337d "Scarce" 
Uncommon mint. Neat type. [$95, reduced to $79]


 

 

 


Caracalla, 196-198-217
19 mm. 3.08 grams
Struck 216
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!  [SOLD] 

 

 

 

C

[$69, reduced to $35] Caracalla, Tarsos mint
26 mm. 8.70 grams
AH / MI in wreath
Sear Greek Imperial --, SNG Danish Tarsos 369. SNG France 2:1560   

 

 


CC

  [$23] Caracalla and Julia Domna/ Serapis head reverse
  Marcinopolis 6.19.6.5
  Moushmov 47b
  AE27-26    [$29, reduced to $23]

 

 


CC

 [$19, reduced to $16] Caracalla, 196-198-217
  at Nicopolis ad Istrum, Moushmov 1077
  Serapis head reverse. Good detail.
  AE19-16.  2.67 grams
  Head of Serapis 

 

 

 

Macrinus, 217-218

[sold]
 

Links: Caracalla, Elagablal, Severus Alexander, Gordian III, Philip, Valerian, Gallienus, Gallo-Roman, Claudius II, Aurelian, ProbusTacitus, Carus and Family 



Elagabal (218-222)

 


SASA 

 

 

Elagabal at Antioch on Orontes. 19 mm. 4.53 grams. Sear GI --. Butcher, CRS 470 but bust left, page 385, plate 14.  High grade [$27, reduced to $19]


EE

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 $42]

 

 

E

Elagabalus, 218-222.
CONCORDIA MILIT, two standards and two eagles.
18-16 mm.
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 $69]

 

 
  


Severus Alexander (222-235)



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 $75]
 

 

 

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 $17]

 

 

 


Maximus, son of Maximinus Thrax, the Giant.

[Wonderful green patina. $175, reduced to $155 SOLD] 
Maximus, son of Maximus Thrax, the Giant. 235-238.
Sestertius. 28 mm. 16.99 grams.
MAXIMVS CAES GERM
PIETAS AVG, priestly implements
(Jug with lituus, knife, patera to left, simpulum and sprinkler to right)
Ref: Sear III 8409.  BMC 204, page 239, plate 40 "Late 236-7" (because the title GERM was awarded in late 236). 

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 SOLD] 



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 6.37.7.4 (obv legend variety) None on vcoins. [$119]
Nice surface. Nice even very dark patina.  [$125, reduced to $79]

 



 

 

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. ET
Δ = year 4   
Silver from a mint that is not Rome [$59, reduced to $49]

 

 

 

GG

Gordian III, 238-244. AE 28-26. Hadrianopolis. Fortuna = Tyche with rudder. smoothing. Fully legible legends. [$25, reduced to $19]

 

 

 

 

 

 

[$65] Moesia Inferior, Nicopolis ad Istrum. Gordian III. A.D. 238-244. Æ (30 mm, 14.20 g, 1 h). Large and heavy, 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. 8.36.38.1-8; cf. Varbanov 4244 (rev. legend). Nice green patina with moderate earthen deposits. Very fine.  [$65, reduced to $49]

 


Gordian III, 238-244
Provincial, struck at Nicaea (City of the Christian Nicaean Creed)
19 mm. 
Lots of good detail.
All legible. Well-centered. 
[$25, reduced to $17]

 

 



Philip (244-249)


PP
   Philip, 244-249
  28 mm. Large
  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 $27]
 

 

PP

Philip II at Antioch in Pisidia, AE27. 970 grams. SGI --, McClean 8964. BNC Pisidia Antioch 120 (no photo)  [$27, reduced to $21]

 

 

 




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
CONCORDIA AVGG
SC in exergue.
Sear III 9172. RIC 203b.
A clear example of an unusual denomination. [$129, reduced to $95]

 

 

  


Trajan Decius (249-251)

[sold]
 
Herennius Etruscus, 250-251 under Trajan Decius

Herennius 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 $119]

 


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Cilicia, Hierapolis-Castabala.
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 $29]

 

 
 

Valerian (253-260)

 [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
COL HEL
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, reduced to $45]  Ex Colosseum Coin Exchange, list of April 1988, lot 106, with ticket.

 

 


VV

Rare 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 typeRare [$35, reduced to $27]  (This reverse type is sometimes on Maximinus I.)

 

 

Gallienus (253-268)



[$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?)  
[$75, reduced to $65] 

 

 
 


[$59, reduced to $49] 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
Ex Malter November 1994, #359-9 accoding to the previous owner's insert.

 

 

 

GG

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 $49]

 

 



Civic

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 $29]

 

 

 

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.  [SOLD]

 

 

 

Gallo-Roman:
 
 
[sold]

 

Central Empire, Claudius II (268-270) and later:

 

Claudius II, 268-270
21 mm.
FIDES EXERCITVS 
Sear 11334
Lovely light green with some silvering. Full flan.
[$45, reduced to $27]

 

 

 

Claudius II, Gothicus
268-270
17 mm. 2.66 grams
DIVO CLAVDIO GOTHICO
altar
CONSECRATIO
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.
[SOLD]

 


CC

Claudius II, 268-270.
Double strike minting oddity.
19 mm. 1.95 grams.
VIRTVS AVG
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 (270-275)

 

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
PROVIDEN AVG
Providentia standing left holding wand over globe.
RIC 68 very rare type of an unusual denomination [$85, reduced to $75]

 
 

Severina, wife of Aurelian (270-275)
22 mm. Aurelianus.
CONCORDIA AVGG
(with two G's! She counts!)
Obverse legend has some weak letters
Nice portrait. [SOLD]
With Palladium Numismatics ticket

 

  Probus (276-282)

 

Probus, 276-282
22-20 mm.
PAX AVG
RIC 706 Siscia. Sear III 12000 [$44, reduced to $37] ex Berk in 1994

 

   

Tacitus

  [sold]

Florian 

  [sold]

 
Carus and Family


Numerian, 283-284.
22-21 mm.
M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C
PRINCIPI IVVENTVT
weak strike in the middle, therefore only [$25]
RIC 361.
 

Carinus (283-285)

Carinus, 282-285, as Augustus
21 mm.
SAECVLI FELICITAS
RIC V.II 214 page 166.
Excellent portrait detail. [$69, reduced to $59]

 

 
 
 

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