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: Nov. 11: Plautilla, wife of Caracalla
Nov. 8: Galeria Valeria, Galerius from London, and a very rare VOT XXX fraction of Maximianus, at the top of the Tetrarchy page.
Nov. 4: Many priced reduced on the Greek page and its sold coins removed. Constantinian coins added.
Nov. 1:  Honorius, Crispus, Byzantine Michael VIII, Byzantine Constantine VII, Carthage AE, all at the top of this page.
Oct. 31:  Books and catalogs reorganizd to make it easier to find those with the themes you collect. 
Oct. 30: Coins of Roman Alexandria, Egypt, moved to this page in chronological order. See Claudius, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius, Gordian III, Gallienus, Salonina, and Maximian, or search on "Alexandria".  Some prices reduced. Many sold coins removed.



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Newest.     Skip the newest coins and coins of the Republic to go down to those of the empire.

 

Plautilla, wife of Caracalla
Denarius. 19-18 mm. 2.53 grams.
PIETAS AVGG
Sear 7072. RIC 367.
Struck 203
[$35 SOLD]  (As always, compare with prices on vcoins)


 

 


 


Honorius
21 mm.  AE2
GLORIA ROMANORVM

RIC IX Alexandria 21dB
Honroius is rarely seen this nice. [$39]

 

 


Honorius
VIRTVS EXERCITi
18 mm. 2.80 grams. Antioch
Unusually nice and full flan, with good details  [$29]

 

 

 

For more coins of this era, see the page:  http://augustuscoins.com/Valentinian.html

 

 

Byzantine. Andronicus II and Michael IX, 1295-1320.
Cup-shaped, but not a deep cup.

20-19 mm. 2.00 grams.
Half length figures of emperor and co-emperor Michael IX on either side Christ who crowns them
Sear Byzantine 2435. (40 pounds in Fine.)
Bust of winged archangel Michael.
Three figures!  [$29]

 

 

For more Byzantine coins see:  http://augustuscoins.com/Byzantine.html

 

Crispus, 317-324
BEATA TRANQVILLITAS
Altar and globe

mint mark PTR
RIC Trier 309 "r5"
Lovely even green patina. Wonderful crest on the helmet. [$45]

 

 

For more Constantian era coins, see:  http://augustuscoins.com/Constantinian.html

 

Constantine VII, 913-959
25 mm.
Sear 1761   

 

[$32]
 

 

 

Carthage, 17-15 mm.
Tanit head left/horse standing right (head not turned back).
[$29]

 

 

For more Greek coins, see:  http://augustuscoins.com/Greek.html

 

Panticapaeum, North Black Sea region
21-20 mm. High obverse relief.
Struck 314-310 BC.
Bearded head of Pan (satyr) right with pointed ear
Griffin left, sturgeon below (the source of caviar) 
ΠAN around
MacDonald 69. Anokhin 111.
Lovely glossy dark green patina with some red.
Magnificent style. [$175, reduced to $155]
Please compare to the only examples on vcoins and MA-Shops at $700 and 450 euros. 
I love this type; it is so artistic and beautiful! 

 

 

Septimius Severus, 193-211
Mint of Nicopolis
17 mm. 3.12 grams.
Zeus seated left holding patera and scepter
Sear Greek Imperial --, Weber --, McClaenb --, SNG Cop --, BMC Thrce page 42, #8.
Nikopolis page 46 #8.14.1.12 "R2"
Little wear. Lovely green patina. [$25 SOLD]

 

 

 


Caracalla, 196-198-217
Young bust, struck 198
MINER VICTRIX
RIC IV.I Caracalla 25 "Scarce"
Nice young portrait. Minerva with Victory and trophy [$69]

 

 

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! [$125]

 

 

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]

 

 

 

Geta, 198-209-212
19 mm. Denarius
P SEPT GETA CAES PONT
PIETAS
RIC (Geta) 99. Sear 7185
Struck at Laodicea ad Mare, an uncommon mint.
Struck c. 200-202.
Nice young portrait with lots of detail. [$59]

 

 

Probus, 276-282
Reverse type unique to Probus
ORIGINI AVG
wolf and twins
Likely a reference to the mint city Siscia being his birthplace.
RIC 703 "R2" ("very rare").  The September Jacquier auction with a collection of Probus does not have one. This is an unusual wolf-and-twins.

Even brown. Nice wolf and twins.  [$75 SOLD]

 

 

 

 

 

Begin Roman coins in chronological order
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Roman Republican


[$89, reduced to $79] Roman Republican
L. Sentius C.f., 101 BC
Roma right, ARG PVB  "public silver" down behind
Jupiter in quadriga right
L SENTI D F in exergue

3.84 grams. Large diameter: 21 mm.
[$89, reduced to $79]

 

 

 

Roman Republican
Ti. Veturius, 137 BC
oath-taking scene. Two warriors face ech 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
Nive toning. Reverse figures fully on the flan. Pig clear. [$110]

 

 

 

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

 

 

Extremely worn Augustus (probably) as with
three countermarks
You figure it out.
[$10 SOLD]

 

 

 

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 $45]
This coin is provincial, not imperial.

 

 

 

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)

[$35]  Roman Alexandria, Egypt.
Vespasian (69-79).  21 mm.
Falcon [Horus] (Emmett 222 says "hawk" but we know Egyptians had falcons.)
Scratches. 
"Hawk standing right, wings closed, wearing Skhent crown"

 

 

 

 

Titus (79-81) 

Titus, IVDAEA CAPTA provincial type
IOVΔA IAΣ EAΛWKYIAΣ
Hendin 4th edition 743. AJC II 288,2

Struck at Caesarea
[$49, reduced to $32] A historical type. 

 

 

Domitian, 81-96
ex CNG V (Dec. 1988) lot 379 estimated at $450 with PR $370 + 10%
TRP COS VII DES VIII PP
RIC 22 They said "toned XF" and I agree.
Here only [$275 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]


 

 

 

 

[$125, reduced to $115]  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, reduced to $115]

 


  
 
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 $98] 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 flacking 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]

 

 

[$79, reduced to $69]  Faustina II, wife of Marcus Aurelius
CONCORDIA
BMC (Antoninus Pius) 1086, page 164 "c.152-156"
Hair bun on the back of her head making an uncommon hairstyle for her.   [$79, reduced to $65]

 

 

 
 Commodus  (177-193)

[$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, 193-211
18 mm. 2.44 grams.
LIBERA AVG  (for his first Liberalitas, 194)

ex Barry Murphy collection "SEV-276" Sear II 6305, RIC 399 "Scarce"
BMC 375

high grade with excellent surfaces (many have detail but the surface is stripped--not this one, which has very good metal)  [$109 SOLD]

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Septimius Severus limes denarius
193-211
One of the nicest quality examples you can find.

18 mm. 2.76 grams.
COS III PP, RIC 125 page 106 "perhaps only found at the eastern mint"
BMC (S&C) 656 at "Eastern mint" 198-202

I think this is a cast "limes" piece, in base metal.  
Outstanding condition  [$35, reduced to $29 SOLD]

 

 

 

Geta


GG
  [Reduced to $34] 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]
 


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, 198-217
18 mm. 2.86 grams.
INDVLG FECVNDAE
Julia Domna seated on curule chair
Struck 211 at Rome
Sear II 6805. RIC 214 "Scarce", BMC (S, C & G) 74

Unusual type. Very nice portrait. [$89 SOLD]

 

 

 

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   [$95, reduced to $59]

 

 


CC

  [$23, reduced to $19] Caracalla and Julia Domna/ Serapis head reverse
  Marcinopolis 6.19.6.5
  Moushmov 47b
  AE27-26    [$29, reduced to $21]

 

 


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  [$19]

 




CC

[$55, reduced to $47 SOLD] Caracalla, 196-198-217
AE27-25
Struck at Marcianopolis, Lower Moesia
eagle standing front, head right
well-centered and fully legible with nice even surface.  [$95, reduced to $55]
ex Fred Shore, 1991 Chicago ANA

 

 


CC

  [$37, reduced to $33] Caracalla.  24 mm.
Minted at Stobi, Macedon
Victory with wreath right
SGI --, Lindgren Europe -- (reverse of 1147 for Julia Domna), Lindgren III --, SNG Copenhagen II plate 8.335 variety, Weber II 2281 variety. Deep olive green patina.  [$49, reduced to $37]

 

 

 

Macrinus, 217-218

 

Macrinus, 217-218
19 mm.
VOTA PVBL PM TRP
Excellent portrait of tehe 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)


  


[$95, reduced to $85]  Elagabalus, 218-222
LIBERTAS AVG
Libery standing with cap of liberty
Sear 7523. RIC 107
Lovely portrait with his large eyes.
Very high grade well-centered, and excellent portrait. Well-struck on the whole flan. A really good coin. [$89]

 



SASA 

  Elagabal at Antioch on Orontes. AE19. 4.53 grams. Sear GI --. Butcher, CRS 470 but bust left, page 385, plate 14.  High grade [$39, reduced to $29]

 

 

 


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.  [$65, reduced to $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.  [$125, reduced to $79]

 

 
 

[$59] Moesia Inferior, Marcianopolis. Elagabalus. A.D. 218-222. Æ (26 mm, 10.75 g, 1 h). A.D. 222. Sergius Titianus, consular legate. AVT K M AVPH ANTΩNEINOC, laureate head of Elagabalus right / VP CEPΓ TITIANOV MAPKIANOΠOλIT-Ω-N, Hera standing facing, head left, holding patera and scepter. Hristova & Jekov 6.226.3.14; Varbanov 1459. Attractive multi-hued green patina, small flan flaw on obverse. Very fine. Ex Triskeles 19, 337 (high bidder never paid). [$59, reduced to $55]

 

 

 



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
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.
[$29, reduced to $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]

 

 

 

 

a

Syria, Seleucis and Pieria. Antiochia ad Orontem. Severus Alexander. A.D. 222-235. Large. AE octoassarion (32 mm, 17.01 g, 11 h). AVT KAIC MAP AVP CEO AΛEΞANΔPOC CEB, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / ANTIOXЄΩN MHTPO KOΛΩ, turreted, draped, and veiled bust of Tyche right; above, ram leaping right, head left; Δ-Є and S-C across field. McAlee 845c; BMC 484; Butcher 493. Fine, rough.  [$59, reduced to $47]

 

 

J


Julia Mamae imitation
IVNO CONSERVATRIX
19 mm.
RIC prototype 343. BMC 43
[$29] Rare to find her as an imitation.  


 


Maximus, son of Maximinus Thrax, the Giant.

[sold]



Gordian III  (238-244)

 


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. [$39, reduced to $25]

 

 

 

 

 

 

[$75, reduced to $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). Green patina with moderate earthen deposits. Very fine.  [$75, reduced to $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]

 

 

PP

Philip I, 244-249
Viminacium, year V.
Large: 29 mm.
Sear Greek Imperial Coins 3874

bull left, lion right (symbols of the local legions)
Large, Dark green patina. [$34] 

 

 

 


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)  [$35, reduced to $23]

 

 

 

PA

Philip II at Antioch in Pisidia. AE25. 10.22 grams. SGI --. L&K I 1235 for Philip I. [$39, reduced to $29 SOLD]
 

 

 

 

 

 

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. [$95, reduced to $59]

 

  


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. [$85, reduced to $55]

 

 


TDTD

Trajan Decius, 249-251.  13.27 grams. 26 mm. PMS COL VIM Viminacium, year XI. SGI-- but similar to 4164, but with longer obverse legend. BMC Thrace 28,  [$39, reduced to $23]

 

 

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. 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.  [$59, reduced to $39]

 

 
 

Valerian (253-260)

 [$79, reduced to $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 --
[$79, reduced to $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 [$49, reduced to $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?)  
[$95, reduced to $75] 

 

 
 

[$69, reduced to $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  [$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)  [$109, reduced to $89
, reduced to $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.  [$59, reduced to $49] 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.  [$49, reduced to $39]

 

 

 

[$59] Gallienus (253-268)
struck at Roman Alexanderia, Egypt
Tetradrachm, year 13
Quite nice. [$59 SOLD]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[$74] 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 surfaces and details. [$74]
With Pegasi ticket at $275!

 

 

 

Gallo-Roman:
 

[$225] Marius, Gallo-Roman emperor for a very short period (ancient literature says two days! However, numismatists think it must be more like a month or more, c. May 269- August)
IMP C M MAVR MARIVS AVG
VICTORIA AVG
Sear III.11124
RIC 17
Number 128 on the ERIC II revised list of frequencies. A rare emperor!
[$225, reduced to $195 + $6 shipping in the US, $9 abroad]

 

 
Tetricus I, 270-273.
Large and heavy 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:

Tetricus I, 270273
19-16 mm
VIRTVS AVG prototype
From England in 1991
[$17]

 

 

 

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
21 mm.
FIDES EXERCITVS 
Sear 11334
Lovely light green with some silvering
[$45, reduced to $39]

 

 

 

[$89, reduced to $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
[$89]

 

 

Claudius II, 268-270
19 mm.
VIRTVS AVG, Mars walking right
RIC 172. Sear III 11385 [$25 SOLD] ex Malter in 1980

 


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.  [$21]

 

 

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, at $30.
Here, full silvering, which is very unusual. 
[$47]

 

 
 


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 [$39, reduced to $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 rare denomination [$65 +$4 in the US]


VV

Aurelian/Vabalathus. 271-272 AD
ex Schulman Dec. 1974, lot 1696.
Aurelian radiate bust right/ Vabalathus laureate bust right 
Clear name [$33, reduced to $21 SOLD]

 

 

 

 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. [$85]

 

 

Numerian, 282-283-284
Struck as Caesar at Antioch
21 mm.
VIRTVS AVGGG   (three G's, for Carus, Carinus, and Numerian)
ex Dan Clark auction, July 2, 1997, lot 341, at $50.
Good portrait. Here [$63 SOLD]
 

 

 
 

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