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. My coins are inexpensive; all cost much less than $1000. If you want to learn more about ancient coins, 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: 2022, Jan. 18: Constantine (top of this page).
Jan. 12: A rare fraction of Constantine (top of this page).
2022, Jan. 10: Diocletian follis from Serdica, a scarce mint.
2022, Jan. 8: Spectacular Caracalla denarius, Severus Alexander denarius. Alexius I follis on the Byzantine page.
2021, Dec. 29: CONSTANTINOPOLIS and Fausta, on this page.
Dec. 24: Fausta, wife of Constantine, on the Constantinian page. Many sold coins removed entirely. A few prices revised. Some coins moved from this page to the Tetrarchy page where they belong.
Dec. 9: Byzantine of Constantine VII and Zoe (this page at the top. SOLD)
Nov. 28: Many sold coins removed entirely and many prices revised.
Nov. 9: Fourré ancient imitations moved to here under their emperors (away from the discontinued page formerly devoted to ancient imitations).
Oct. 23: Indo-Greek. Hatra (desert city) on the Greek page.
2021, Oct. 22: Large Panticapaeum Pan/bow beauty (this page, SOLD). Very rare Galerius aurelianus (the type, PRAESIDIA REIPVBLIC, was the subject of an article I will send along in pdf form). Two more Maximian aureliani (on that same Tetrarchy page).
2021, Oct. 14: Helena, mother of Constantine (this page at the top SOLD).
Oct. 13: Constantius "post-reform radiate". Lovely Licinius II campgate. Huge 47-45 mm Samanid multiple dirham SOLD. All on this page at the top.
Oct. 12: Justin I, rare Sear 79 on the Byzantine page. Les "Poulains" de Corinthe, Tomb II by Oscar E. Ravel on the literature page.
Books and sale catalogs. 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 a offer. I might well accept!
Prices are in brackets: [$xx].
To order, or simply to ask me questions, write me, Warren, at .
(I am on Pacific time, so if you are in the east and write me at 8:00 am it is only 5:00 am where I am.)
My page of terms, which are essentially repeated here:
Terms of Sale. When you write me, please tell me if you are not in the US (it changes shipping costs).
After I confirm I still have the coin,
If you are in the US you can pay with Zelle (preferred) or PayPal to my e-mail address. (I also accept checks.) (Why I prefer Zelle.)
If you are outside the US, a VERY BIG CHANGE as of Jan. 21, 2021. Last time I mailed to an address outside the US the price jumped from the previous $3 to $17.25. Wow! The new Post Office software no longer allows me to mail an envelope as a letter if it has coins in it. See more here.
Shipping in the US is $2 for orders under $25, $3 up to $50, $4 up to $100, and an additional $2 for each hundred thereafter.
Shipping to other countries: See about new (Jan. 2021) very high shipping costs here.
All coins are guaranteed genuine.
Reminder: When you buy a coin you must add in the shipping cost. Don't think a coin offered at $20 elsewhere will cost you $20. It won't. Shipping could easily be $6 or more. In contrast, I charge only $2 for shipping a $20 coin in the US.
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. Later Roman coins are on other pages linked in the sidebar.
(Greek, Byzantine, and other coins are on their own pages with links at the top left.)
Newest next. Skip the newest coins and go down to Roman coins in chronological order
18 mm. 3.15 grams.
Bust in close-fitting helmet with low crest, right.
VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP
around two Victories holding a shield inscribed VOT/PR over table
BSIS in exergue.
RIC Siscia 53. Struck "318-9" [$39]
Rare 17-15 mm fraction. 2.14 grams.
Struck as Caesar Summer 307.
For some unclear reason Trier struck low-denomination coins harldy struck elsewhere.
FL VAL CONSTANTINVS N C
Zschucke 7.13b, plate p. 48.
RIC VI Trier 750 "R" page 214.
Failmezger 218 "R"
ex Gert Boersema on vcoins, April 7, 2008, at $243.
Not your usual Constantine, but a rare, smaller, denomination [$275]
27 mm. 10.49 grams. Follis.
GENIO POPVLI ROMANI
RIC Serdica 3a. "304-5"
This type is very common, but much less so from Serdica because the mint did not open until 303 (Thessalonica's mint was closed and its staff was moved to Serdica). The type began eslewhere c. 294, so it had much less time to be issued at Serdica.
Serdica has the most extreme depiction of Genius. It has very long legs and leans back.
Lots of silvering. [$85] Neither vcoins nor MA-Shops have any Diocletian folles from Serdica.
Denarius. 20 mm. 3.34 grams.
IIII LIBERALITAS AVGG, fo the joint consulship of Caracall and Geta in 205, 250 denarii per man, probably 50 million total, accoridng to Carlson in SAN VI.4
RIC Caracalla 135 "S".
Excellent metal. Super grade. Spectacular young portrait. [$149]
RIC Trier 543, page 217 "332-3"
Sear IV 16445
High grade. Lovely even olive green patina. You can even see the face of Victory.
ex Mike Vopser at the Paddington Coin Fair in London in Spring 1996
Panticapaeum (Panticapaion) c. 314-310 BC.
In the north Black Sea region.
First note this coin is 25 mm or slightly more. 14.01 grams.
MacDonald 59. Anokhin 110.
Lovely near black color.
Very little wear. Nice centering. Full and clear legend. Search auction-results sites and you can see these in the 600-800-euro (+ fees) range.
Look at the portrait of Pan! Artwork worthy of Syracuse or a gold coin. [$285 SOLD] Wonderful!
AE3. 19 mm.
DN IOVIANVS PF AVG
BSISC in exergue
RIC VIII Siscia 426 "scarce"
Obverse with lovely even green patina and name fully on the flan. [$39, reduced to $31]
[Please compare to vcoins prices.]
Please compare prices with those on acsearch and vcoins and any other sites you use. I intend my prices to be below the prices for comparable coins anywhere else.
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)
Roman Republican as
Massive 32 mm and 32.79 grams.
Strck (shortly) after 211 BC.
Janus/Prow, "I" above (for 1 as)
Lovely green patina. [$195, reduced to $155]
***** I also have a page of numismatic literature (ancient-coin auction catalogs, books) for sale.
Roman Imperial Silver and AE
Augustus (27 BC - 14 AD)
Claudius, 41-54 AD.
Second Century Imitations:
19 mm fourré. (ancient imitation) 2.53 grams.
IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
/PM TRP COS III, Victory right holding trophy forward
plated piece: 19 mm. 6:00. 2.53 grams
Remarkably nice reverse.
Prototype: RIC 101 "AD 119-122", BMC 212, plate 51.1. Hill 237 "AD 123"
Antoninus Pius (138-161)
[$27, reduced to $23 SOLD] Commodus, 177-192
18-17 mm. 6:00. 2.33 grams
M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS
/PM TRP XIII IMP VIII COS V PP
Aequitas standing, head left, holding scales and cornucopia
Hybrid: RIC -- but reverseof RIC 164, Dec. 187 - Dec. 188. Obverse of AD 183-185
BMC --. Obverse of Dec. 183 - Dec. 185/BMC 242, page 733, plate 97.1. For obverse legend see plate 93.11-19.
Commodus is uncommon as a fourré (ancient imitation)
Maximinus Thrax (235-238)
[$29] Maximinus I, Thrax. 235-238
18 mm. 2.00 grams. PROVIDENTIA AVG
prototype RIC 13, first legend, March 235 - Jan 236.
Glossy gray metal. Unusual and good condition for this type of metal. Limes denarius. That is, made near the borders and not of good metal like official Roman issues.
Trajan Decius (249-251)
[$19 SOLD] Trajan Decius.
19-18 mm. 6:00. 2.16 grams
Hybrid. Distinctly small. Little silver remains, but clearly
fourré (ancient imitation)
IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG
/VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing right holding vertical spear behind
Reverse type of Philip II or Trebonianus Gallus, but not Decius.
Prier IV (6/26/1998) lot 310 was from the same dies, and the same size. It was a very similar coin but for the weight.
Very late for a fourree.
Trajan Decius. 21 mm. 12:00. 2.14 grams.
Remarkably thin fourré (ancient imitation) from very late. Rare.
IMP [C M Q TRAI]ANVS DECIVS AVG
/DACIA, Dacia standing holding staff with "draco" military standard.
Prototype: RIC 12b, page 121, "249-251". AR22. 6:00. [$17 SOLD]
Trebonianus Gallus. A.D. 251-253
[Rare. $65, reduced to $43] Valerian (253-260)
Struck at Heliopolis, Coele-Syria
25-23 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, reduced to $45 SOLD] Ex Colosseum Coin Exchange, list of April 1988, lot 106, with ticket.
[$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 $59 SOLD]
Central Empire, Claudius II (268-270) and later:
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.
18 mm. 1.36 grams.
As I write, none on vcoins and 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. You have seen his "Victory" reverse denarius, but likely not this type [$95]
Go to, on this page, Republican, 1st C, 2nd C, or 3rd C
Caracalla, Elagablal, Severus Alexander, Gordian III, Philip, Valerian, Gallienus, Gallo-Roman, Claudius II, Aurelian, Probus, Tacitus, Carus and Family
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Roman: Diocletian through Licinius (the tetrarchy) or
with Constantinian coins,
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To order, or simply to ask me questions, write me, Warren, at