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: May 22: High grade Severus Alexander denarius, at the top.
May 20:  Mithradates I Parthian, Greek stater of Metapontion, Philip I sestertius, outstanding Valentinian II AE2, Hadrian hemidrachm (only $14!). All near the top of this page.
May 12: Excellent Constantine at the top of this page: SARMATIA DEVICTA [sold].
May 10: On this page a nice Maximinus II and two very good Byzantine AE. 
May 7 and 8: Numerous Byzantine coppers
May 2: Greek stater of Nagidos in Cilicia on the Greek page.
April 16: Vetranio in AU, at the top of the Constantinian page.
April 2:  Six Greek silver coins at the top of the Greek page, three of them tiny fractions.
March 24: This page: prices revised and sold coins removed.


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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 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.


Severus Alexander, 222-235
Denarius
MARS VLTOR
Sear III 7816
Full flan. Good surfaces. Lots of detail. Nice portrait. [$75]

 

 


Early Parthian drachm. 21-19 mm. 3.80 grams.
Mithradates I, 171-138
beardless bust left wearing bashlik
Shore 12, page 90. Sellwood 10.1.
Ex Frank Robinson auction, lot 96, 6/16/2014.  
With Pegasi ticket for $395.
I find three, not as nice, on vcoins from three different dealers at $365, $380, and $400.
[$245]

 

 

Valentinian II, 375-392
AE2. 23 mm. The largest denomination of the era.
REPARATIO REIPVB. emperor raising kneeling turreted female, holding globe in left with Victory crowning him.
Ex CNG in 1993 with their ticket for $135. It is very high quality for the type and period. 
RIC IX Siscia 26b2. 
Remarkable detail.  [$90 -- compare to the price in 1993!]

For more coins of the era, see my page on them.
 

 

 

Maximian, 286-305
22-21 mm. 4.56 grams.
Aurelianus (a.k.a. antoninianus)
Radiate
SALVS AVGG, Salus standing right holding snake and patera
C in exergue. RIC V.II Maximian 422 "290-294"
Bastien 410, "Spring 290-291"
Sear IV 13172v, page 152.
Bold reverse.  [$29 SOLD]
As always, compare to prices at other websites you use.

 

 

Large 32 mm sestertius of Philip I, 244-249. 23.47 grams.
Sear III 8999.
LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing holding counting board used to rapily confirm that exactly 150 denarii were handed out.
Perfect centering with the full rim on both sides. That's unusual. Good portrait and interesting type. A big, impressive coin. [$145 SOLD]

 

 

Lucania, Metapontion (Metapontum) c. 340-330 BC.
Silver. 23-20 mm. 7.34 grams.
Head of founder Leukippos right, helmeted
(Some of this type actually have his name down behind the helmet, but this one does not.)
ear of grain upright. META up the left. 
HN Italy 1555, plate 28.
Sear Greek I --, it would be after 415, page 47.
You can pay 1750 euros for a better one on vcoins. [$195]


See the Greek page for more Greek coins.

 

 

 


Hadrian (117-138) silver hemidrachm of Caesarea in Cappadocia.
15 mm.
Victory right
AVTO KAIC TRAI AΔRIANOC CEBACT (final part obscure)
[$14] with ticket in German
RPC III Caesarea, Cappadocia 3074-7, struck 119-121 AD.

 

 


Constantine, 307-337.
AE3. 18 mm.
SARMATIA DEVICTA, a particular victory!
RIC Sirmium 48
Virtually no wear. Look at the face of Victory. Tiny details are clear. 
Amazing!  Full flan. Well-centered. Thin patina.
What's not to like? [$37 SOLD]

(For more coins of this time period, see my Constantinian page.)

 

 

Maximinus II
22-20 mm.

Type into a vcoins search:
Maximinus II Genio Augusti 
and see what comes up!
If you don't want to pay $176 or more, buy this one for $45.
Antioch mint. Lovely rust color [$39] 
Genius holding head of Sol. 

 

(For more coins of this time period, see my Tetrarchy page.)

 

Tiberius II, 578-582
30-nummia. Scarce.
30-28 mm. Large and heavy: 12.12 grams.
Constantinople mint.
Sear 431

Very clear XXX for 30  [$45 SOLD]

 

(For more coins of this time period, see my Byzantine page.)

 

 

Anonymous follis, Class D
28-26 mm. 

Constantine IX, 1042-1055.
Remarkably well struck with lettering clear and what looks like a single strike, not slurred as many of these are. Good surfaces. A really nice one!  [$49 SOLD]

 

 

Go to the Byzantine page for more Byzantine coins.

 


Here is a bold Alexander the Great (336-323 BC) tetradrachm:
24 mm. 17.13 grams.
Head of Hercules in lion-skin headdress right
Zeus seated left holding out eagle, dolphin down in field left, Π over dot
AΛEΞANΔPoY down behind
Price 133. Macdonia "Amphipolis" "320-317". Page 87 says the mint is uncertain and might really be Pella. Sear Greek II 6713 very similar style.
Hoover 3.1 "Macedon" 991 page 372 "struck c. 316-294 BC" [Kassander]
[$285 + $7 SOLD, shipping in the US, $10 shipping abroad]
Look at the bold head! Look at the clear head on Zeus. Nice centering. A very pleasing example of an iconic coin.

 

 

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]

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

 

Claudius, 41-54.
From Roman Britain.
Read about Roman Britain and you will find that after the successful invasion by Claudius in 43 AD the province rapidly adopted Roman money, but the central government did not supply enough. The locals filled the gap, mostly with local imitations of the Claudius/Minerva type.
24 mm. 3.93 grams. Thinner and lighter than official issues.
Prototype, RIC 100.
[$29 SOLD]

 

 



Claudius, 41-54.
28-27 mm. 10.57 grams.
An as
Quite off-center.
CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI, Constantia standing left.
RIC 95. "41-50".
Banti and Simonetti XIV pages 235-240-247-255-261. "Type 1, [ending IMP, not IMPP]."
One of the Twelve Caesars. Only [$38]

 

 

 

 

Claudius, 41-54.
27-25 mm. 10.28 grams.
LIBERTAS AVGVSTA
RIC Claudius 97
This type is from the mint of Rome, but is weak enough to suggest it may be an ancient imitation. It might just be very worn and a bit crude. The lettering is pretty good. I'll make it inexpensive for anyone who wants one of the 12 Caesars. [$19 SOLD]

 

 

 

 

 

Ancient imitation of a coin of Augustus.
25 mm. 7.89 grams.
Head right, legend behind/legend in wreath.
An unusual imitation as
[$29 SOLD]

 

 

 

 

Domitian, 81-96. Prototype sturck 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]
 

 

 

 


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Roman Republican

 


Roman Republican. 118 or 117 BC
Denarius. 20-19 mm. 3.82 grams.
Q. MAR C.F.L.R.
Q Marcius, C Fabius, L Roscius
Helmeted head of Roma right
Victory driving quadriga right, holding wreath 
ROMA below
Q MAR C F L R below.

Crawford 283/1a. Sear I 159.  [$95]
Please compare to vcoins prices. 

 

 

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] 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.  [$59]

 

 

AA

  [$59, now $49] 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]

 

 

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

 

 
Claudius, 41-54

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

 

 

 

 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]
This coin is provincial, not imperial.
LIΔ gives the year.

 

 

 

Vitellius 
Here is a very nice tetradrachm of Roman Alexandria for Vitellius (one of the twelve Caesars and one of the short-lived emperors of the "year of the four emperors"-- AD 69).

Vitellius, AD 69.
24-23 mm (larger than late tetradrachms). 12.40 grams.
ex CNA (= CNG) auction IV, lot 264, September 21, 1988 (with ticket)
and before that, ex Malter (lot 40, uncertain catalog, with a ticket for $425).
Emmett 196 (one of only two types of tetradrachms for Vitellius at Alexandria)
[$349, reduced to $329 + shipping] Shipping $8 in the US, $11 elsewhere. I accept checks and PayPal and TransferWise.

 



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] A historical type. 

 

 

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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]


 

 

 

 

[$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. [$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]

 

 
 

  

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 $119+$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.  [$55]

 

  
 
 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]

 

 

 

[$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 $29]

 

 

 

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Third Century:

Septimius Severus

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

 

 

 

 

Geta



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

 

 

 

 

GG
  [Reduced to $34 SOLD] Geta, 198-212.
AE18-16. Marcianopolis, Lower Moesia.
tripod with rising snake.
SGI obverse of 2781, but not the reverse
Ex Schinke at 1995 CICF. Lovely patina [Reduced to $34 SOLD]

 


SCSC

  [$59, reduced to $45] 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]

 

 

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]


 

 

 


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]

 

 

 

C

[$69, reduced to $45] 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 $25]

 

 


CC

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

 

 

 

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]

 

 

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]


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]

 

 

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]

 

 
  


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]
 

 

 

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]

 

 


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 $27]

 

 

 

 


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 $95]

 



 


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 $29]

 

 

 

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   [$59]

 

 

 

GG

Gordian III, 238-244. AE 27. Hadrianopolis. Fortuna = Tyche with rudder. smoothing. Fully legible legends. [$25]

 

 

 

 

 

 

[$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]

 

 



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 $59]

 

 


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 $36]
 

 

[$55] 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]

 

 

 
  
 

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]

 

 
 


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]

 

 



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]

 

 

  


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]

 

 

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]

 

 

 
 


a

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. Rare variety.  [$39]

 

 
 

Valerian (253-260)

 [$65] 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]  (This reverse type is sometimes on Maximinus I.)

 

 

Gallienus (253-268)



[$95, reduced to $79] 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] 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. [$69]

 

 

 

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]

 

 


a

Troas, Alexandria Troas. Gallienus. A.D. 253-268. AE 21 (20.8 mm, 4.22 g, 6 h). IMP LICIN GALLIENV, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / COL AVG TRO, horse grazing right. SNG Turkey 9 182; Bellinger A 451; SNG Cop 204. VF, blue-green patina. Very little wear and nice centering.  [$49 SOLD] Nice quality.




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]

 

 

 

[$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]
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]

 

 

 

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]

 

 

 

Claudius II, 268-270
21 mm.
FIDES EXERCITVS 
Sear 11334
Lovely light green with some silvering
[$45, reduced to $35]

 

 

 

[$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]

 


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]

 

 

For a page of ancient imitations from the third century, see here.

 

Claudius II, 268-270, posthumus
23-21 mm.
CONSECRATIO
eagle
RIC 266.
ex Harlan J. Berk at the Philadelphia ANA August 8, 2000.
Here, full silvering, which is very unusual. 
[$45]

 

 
 


Aurelian (270-275)

 

A

Aurelian/eagle. 20 mm. 7.76 grams.
Year 6 = 274/5. Emmett 3923. BMC 2362.
Ex Rath April 1974.
Excellent highly-detailed portrait [$29]

 

 

 

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]

 

 Probus (276-282)

 

Probus, 276-282
22-20 mm.
PAX AVG
RIC 706 Siscia. Sear III 12000 [$44] 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]

 

 

 

Carinus (283-285)

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

 

 
 
 

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