Interesting ancient coins, offered by Augustus Coins. 

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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:   Dec. 2:  Lovely Maximus (235-238) sestertius with green patina (at the top, with a pedigree to 1976.)
Nov. 29:  An excellent early Christian type of Constantius II (top of this page). Two coins of Valentinian II (at the top of the late Roman page). Byzantine anonymous Class A2 and a scarce Basil I and Constantine scarce type (Sear 1721) [SOLD] in nice shape.
Nov. 3: Staters of Aspendos--the first type from the city. A group of formerly-rare staters from the recent hoard. A chunky rare, old, stater for a very low price. Several on the Greek page.
Nov. 1: Various, at the top of this page. Rare Leo I AE2. 
Oct. 31:  Diocletian ant [SOLD], Constantius I post-reform radiate [SOLD] on the Tetrarchy page.
Oct. 30: An extremely rare Procopius [SOLD] of a type not in RIC (top of this page).
Oct. 27: Oct. 27: Six coins of the Vandals. An opportunity to pickup some rare to very rare coins.
Oct. 25:  Leo monogram with double-beaded border. Excellent Marcian monogram. Nice Theodoius II with cross, all on the late Roman page.
Oct. 18:  Staters from Aspendos--the first types from the city. Formerly they were very rare (1,250 and 750 pounds in Sear) but right now I have some from a hoard.




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Newest first (down to the second horizontal line.) After that, Roman coins before the 4th century are in chronological order below and other coins are on the appropriate 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.

 

[Wonderful green patina. $175] 
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. 



Constantius II, 337-361
AE2. 23-22 mm. 5.57 grams.
The famous 
HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS
("With the sign, you will be victorious").
reverse, the first explict Christian legend!
Victory crowning emperor holding standard with Christian bold and clear chi-rho.
•BSIS✳
RIC VIII Siscia 283, struck Jan. 25, 350 to Dec. 25, 350.
EF. Surfaces even slightly better (less dry) than the photo. Really nice. Look at the crisp detail on the diadem!  [$69]

 

 

 

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.
400-350 BC.
facing helmet
MEEA in the arms of a wheel

Sear Greek 1675, but smaller
[$23]

 

 

Greek Cilicia, city of Aigeai
Turreted head of Tyche right
bridled horse's head left
AIΓΕΑΙΩΝ
20 mm. Thick. 7.94 grams.
[$25]


 

 

 

Licinius II in consular robes left, holding mappa
globe in his left hand with scepter
18 mm.  AE3.
IOVI CONSERVATORI CAES
SMAL
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)
SALVS PVBLICA
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] 


Significant rarity!
Procopius not in RIC
--Not listed in RIC, but the ANS has one. Extremely rare. First reported in 1952 from a single example (not illustrated) found in excavations at Antioch. Then the type was published in MoneyTrend in 1977 (in German) by Wolfram Weiser. I have a printout of a vcoins offering from July 2005 for one, worse than this, at 1,450 euros. More have appeared since then, but not in excellent condition. The metal is usually poor and it seems to corrode easily. This one is better than almost all the others. 

 Procopius, usurper 28 Sept. 365-27 May 366, under Valentinian
17 mm.DN PROCO-PIVS PF AVG
SECVRITAS REIPVB
CONS
Constantinople
RIC unlisted for the whole type, not just the mintmark of some minor detail. The whole type!

Sear V 19880 with no price, rather listed as "(Extremely rare)"
Green patina. Extremely rare. [$165 SOLD]


 

 

 


Claudius, 41-54
Struck at Beruit (Berytus)
23 mm.
Head of Claudius left
priest plowing right  COL IVL above 
Bought in London in 1988
BMC Phoenicia Berytus 72
RPC 4546
[$49 SOLD]

 

 

Claudius (41-54) and Agrippina Jr. 
17 mm.
struck c. AD 50 at Crete, the community of Crete
Claudius head left
Agrippina head right
RPC 1034.
Nice rusty color  [$95 SOLD]  [Please check out the much higher prices elsewhere.]

 

 

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
[$49]

 

 

Zeno, 474-491
AE4. Small. 10-9 mm.
head right
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.

 

 




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]

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."




C. Naevius Balbus, 79 BC
17 mm. 3.52 grams. Serrate.
hd of Venus right, SC down behind
Vicoy in triga right,
C NAE BALB in exergue (some ligate)
Crawford 382/1a. Sear 309.
"The only other occurance of a triga as a Republican type is on an issue of Ap. Claudius, Cr. 299" (Crawford p.398).
Toned. Nice Victory on the flan. [$79 SOLD]

 

 


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

 

 

Republican, 82 BC
P. Crepusius
(The most studied Republican issue of all. It has reverse dies labeled by Roman numerals 1-519.)
This one is 107.
Lauraeate head (Apollo) right, scepter and N behind, bunch of grapes before
horseman right brandishing spear downwards.
P CREPVSI in exergue
Crawford 361/1c. Sear 283
Nice bold Roman numeral with the whole type on the flan [$109 SOLD]









Valerian II, 21-20 mm. 3.18 grams.
P LIC VALERIANVS CAES
IOVI CRESCENTI
Child Zeus on goat right


Thus Jupiter with a goat and the legend "The growing Jupiter" therefore are an appropriate type for an imperial successor. 

Sear III 1073. RIC 13 "253-5, Rome"
Good metal for the era [$37 SOLD]

 

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]


 

 

 

 

 


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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]

 

 

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]

 

 
 

Roman Republican denarius
L. Flaminius Clio
109/108 BC
18 mm. 3.44 grams,
Roma
Victory in biga right
Crawford 302/1. Sear 179
[$63]

 

 

 

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]

 

 

 

 

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]

 

 

 

Roman Republican
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]

 

 

 

Roman Republican AE

[sold]

 



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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.


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.  

 

 

AA

  [$59, reduced to $45] Augustus, prototype of 15-13 BC commemorating Actium. IMP X ACT in exergue.
The Actian Apollo standing left holding plectrum and lyre.
Sear 1611, RIC 171a.   [$49]

More fourrees here.

 

 
 

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]

 

 

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 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

Claudius, 41-54 AD.
Roman Alexandria.
26-25 mm.
Good portrait/eagle
[$95, reduced to $85]

 

 

 

 Nero (54-68)

NN

[$49] Nero, 54-68 AD, at Caesarea Maritima (now in Israel)
Struck 68 AD, his last year.
23 mm. Head of Nero right/ Figure standing left holding human head and standard
PRC 4862 plate 176, Hendin 4th ed. 834 plate 34.  See Acts 18:22.  [$85, reduced to $49 SOLD]
This coin is provincial, not imperial.
LIΔ gives the year.

 

 


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
[$29, reduced to $25] A historical type. 

 

 
 
Three excellent Domitian imitations are here.

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]

 

 

 

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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]


 

 

 

 

[$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. That's a lot to like on a provincial. [$125]

 


  
 
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 $17]

 

 
 

  

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]

 

 

[$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)


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 $49]

 

  
 
 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.
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
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).  [$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]

 

 

 

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Third Century:

Septimius Severus

Septimius Severus
Roman Provincial
at Anchialus, Thrace
23 mm.
Artemis right with bow
AΓXIAΛЄΩN
[$25, reduced to $21]

 

 

 

 

Geta



Geta, Roman provincial, ancient Thrace
City of Pautalia
21-19 mm.
Grapes. 
Lovely green patina. CEΠ for Septimius clear [$19, reduced to $17]

 

 

 


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 $45]

 

 

 

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]

 

 

 



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 $85]


 

 

 


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!  [$155, reduced to $135]

 

 

 

C

[$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   

 

 


CC

  [$23] Caracalla and Julia Domna/ Serapis head reverse
  Marcinopolis 6.19.6.5
  Moushmov 47b
  AE27-26    [$29, reduced to $253

 

 


CC

 [$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 

 

 

 

Macrinus, 217-218

 

Macrinus, 217-218
19 mm.
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]

 

 

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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 $23]


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 $45]

 

 

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 $75]

 

 
  


Severus Alexander (222-235)




Severus Alexander, 222-235
Denarius
MARS VLTOR
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]

 

 


SASA

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.

[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 $85]

 



 


G3G3

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]

 

 

 

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 $55]

 

 

 

GG

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. 8.36.38.1-8; cf. Varbanov 4244 (rev. legend). Nice green patina with moderate earthen deposits. Very fine.  [$65, reduced to $59]

 

 



Philip (244-249)

 

Philip, 244-249
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]

 

 


PP
   Philip, 244-249
  28 mm.
  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.   

 

 

 

PP

Philip II at Antioch in Pisidia, AE27. 970 grams. SGI --, McClean 8964. BNC Pisidia Antioch 120 (no photo)  [$27, reduced to $25]

 

 

 
  
 

P2P2
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.
Bust left
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)
19 mm. 
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
CONCORDIA AVGG
SC in exergue.
Sear III 9172. RIC 203b.
A clear example of an unusual denomination. [$129, reduced to $109]

 

 

  


Trajan Decius (249-251)
TDTD

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]

 

 

 
 


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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 $35]

 

 
 

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]  Ex Colosseum Coin Exchange, list of April 1988, lot 106.

 

 


VV

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 $29]  (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] 

 

 
 

[$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

 

 

 

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 $59]

 

 



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 $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.
Emmett 3853
Nice details. [$69 SOLD]
With Pegasi ticket at $275!

 

 

 

Gallo-Roman:
 

 
Tetricus I, 270-273.
Larger and heavier than usual at 22-20 mm and 3.29 grams.
HILARITAS AVGG
RIC 80, page 408.
Sear III 11237
[$19]

 

 

 


Barbarous Radiates from the Gallo-Roman Empire:

Victorinus, (but the legend is not there to prove it)
18 mm.
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
[$9]

 

 

Claudius II, 268-270, postumus barbarous radiate
CONSECRATIO, eagle

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.
FORTVNA REDVX
Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
RIC V.I 233.
Nice rust color on the surfaces and the unusual "SPQR" mintmark.
[$45 SOLD]

 

 

 

Claudius II, 268-270
21 mm.
FIDES EXERCITVS 
Sear 11334
Lovely light green with some silvering
[$45, reduced to $32]

 

 

 

[$79] 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.
[$79, reduced to $69]

 


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 +$4 in the US, reduced to $79 + $4]

 

 Probus (276-282)

 

Probus, 276-282
22-20 mm.
PAX AVG
RIC 706 Siscia. Sear III 12000 [$44, reduced to $39] ex Berk in 1994

 

   

Tacitus

  [sold]

Florian 

  [sold]

 
Carus and Family
 

DIVO CARO
Carus, 282-283
22-20 mm.
CONSECRATIO
RIC 49
A balding emperor, as you can see before the radiate crown.
Struck by lightning and commemorated by his sons [$55, reduced to $49]

 

 

 

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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