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Added: May 23: Cripsus, at the top.
2018, May 9: rearranged into chronological order. Some prices reduced.
[$18, reduced to $15]
[$29, reduced to $17, reduced to $15] anonymous quadrans with star. 19 mm. 169-158 BC.
Hercules head right, three dots.
Prow right, three dots below, star to right.
Head of the Senate
2nd-1st C. BC
16 mm. Thick
Apollo standing left
clear legend to the right of Apollo: ΣAPΔIANΩN
Sear Greek 4734
Uncertain. The envelope says
Roma bust right
Senate bust right
Resembles, but not the same as, Sear Greek Imperial 4910
Nice light earthen highlights
This can be identified, however, I didn't do it for
Massive Domitian (AD 81-96) sestertius, worn nearly flat. Could make a "pocket piece." 33 mm. 19.30 grams.
[$9, reduced to $7]
Domitian Rhinoceros quadrans!
Rare and a special animal.
[$15, reduced to $13]
Antoninus Pius, 141-160
uncertain mint--you figure it out.
[$9, reduced to $8]
Provincial of Marcianopolis
Severus Alexander, 222-235 AD
Roman Provincial coin from Nicaea, Bithynia (in modern Turkey)
AE 22. 12:00. 4.09 grams.
three standards [$19, reduced to $12 SOLD]
LEAD copy of a sestertius of
28-26 mm. 23.00 grams.
GEN ILLVRICI prototype
Genius of Illuricum standing
Sear 3.9403 prototype.
This one is puzzling. Why would someone make a fake in lead?
It is quite thick and the edges look filed, so it was cast. If you buy it, you can stew about it. [$29, reduced to $15]
Emperor standing holding long staff (looks like a caduceus)
cross in field left
I first thought this might be a Leo I, but now I wonder if it isn't a "barbarous radiate"
from c. AD 270, partially because the head looks bearded and I can see an "S", possibly for Tetricus I.
Buy it and it becomes your problem! [$8, reduced to $5]
Claudius II, 268-270
23-21 mm. Much irregular silvering
[$14, reduced to $12]
VOT XX FK
struck at Carthage
Vows for twenty years reign fulfilled, 303 AD
Licinius I, 308-324
24-22 mm. (Larger than an AE3)
MKVE Cyzicus mint
IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG
Many control marks!
A very nice coin! [$15]
CONSTANTINOPOLIS commemorative of 330-340
Her helmeted bust left
Victory on prow
TRP for Trier
VIRTVS AVGG NN
soldier standing. [$8, reduced to $6]
Constantius II, CONCORDIA MILITVM
AE2 23-22 mm. [small photo]
[$8] Constantius II
AE2. 20 mm.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Emperor and two captives with cross on standard
Valentinian II. A halved coin found in Spain. The mintmark seems to be TCON for Arelate. This piece is 27x13 mm, 6:00, and 1.84 grams.
Presumably it was halved to make smaller change.
Earthen cover. [$12]
What do you do when you want to buy something not worth as much as your coin? Cut it in half!
14 mm. 1.67 grams
RIC IX Rome 51c "scarce"
VOT XV MVLT XX
Valentinian II, 375-392
Valentinian II, 375-392
13 mm. 12:00. 1.39 grams
RIC Aquileia 58a
mm: AQ[--] weak
cross-rho in field left
The coin is sharper and bettter than the photo. If you almost like the coin in the photo, you will like the coin.
[$15] It is not worth my while to try to take a better photo.
VOT XV MVLT XX
(vows dates for Gratian which are scarce for Valentinian II. Only one on vcoins as I write, at $45)
Rome mint [$12]
12-11 mm. 1.05 grams
RIC Antioch 57b
mm: ANTΔ (?)
15 mm. 0.88 grams
RIC Cyzicus 21cB
Glossier surface than shows in the photo. Nice! [$14]
[$7] Theodosius I. AE4. 14-13 mm.
at Constantinopolis. [$12, reduced to $7]
This coin is better on the obverse than the photo.
Anastasius. Sear 29. 5-nummia. 12 mm. 2.05 grams. DO 26. [$15, reduced to $5 SOLD]
[$4] Anastasius 5 nummia. Not in DOC. Sear Byz 53. AE13. AAN vertically in front of epsilon.
Ugly (if you collect Byzantine coins, you are used to this) but rare. [$19, reduced to $4]
[$10] Justin I. Sear 112 (has no photo). MIBE 68. 16-15 mm. 4.05 grams. 12-nummia. I+B/ Alexandria mint. very scarce. [$19, reduced to $10]
[$2] Justin I, 518-527
chipped 13-1 mm. 1.77 grams.
Unlisted officina. MIBE 66 plate 9.
5-nummia, E with NBA upwards to right
(should be ABN with AN for Antioch and B for the officina. B is not listed.)
Antioch mint. Sear 110. [$12, reduced to $5, reduced to $2]
Reform. Large 33-31 mm. 17.65 grams.
Year XXXIIII = 34
Sear Byzantine 163, Constantinople.
[$17, reduced to $15 SOLD] (Please compare with vcoins prices.)
31 mm. Justinian. The rare early mintmark from Antioch: ANTIX. This made a one-year type.
Blundered obverse legend (probably due to the disruption caused by the giant earthquake). [$45, reduced to $12 SOLD] Bumpy obverse with thick patina. (This type is almost always over $100 if the mintmark is legible.
Justin II, 565-578. AE18. Ten nummia. ANNO/ I /* I *
Rare (35 pounds in Fine in Sear!) but terrible shape. Sear 382. Year 1. A rarity for [$12, reduced to $4, reduced to $3]
Justin II, 565-578
Sear 363 Gamma. [$12, reduced to $7]
Justin II, 565-578
16-12 mm. Deep green patina.
Sear 363 Alpha. [$15, reduced to $6]
Date not in Dumbarton Oaks. Tiberius II, 20 nummia, 21-19 mm. DO(26) Sear Byz 439. Tiberius and Anastasia. poor obverse, but not in DO! scarce [$15, reduced to $6, reduced to $3]
[$9] Constans II, 641-668. Sear 1004. 22 x 18 mm. A nice rectangle! This type is year 3 only. DO thought is was of Heraclonas (DO II.II.5), but later scholars reassigned it to Constans II. [$15, reduced to $9]
[$3] Constans II , 641-668. 21 mm. Standing with long beard (high on flan)/three figures. Very scarce. Sear 1011. [$13, reduced to $3]
[$14] Constantine VII, 913-959. overstrike. Overstruck letters clear on obverse. Sear Byz 1761. ex 7 Seas, Oct. 1980 [$25, reduced to $17, reduced to $14]
Left: possibly Bulgarian imitative. cf. Hendy plate 25:1-5. 24-20 mm. Bold faces. [$4, plus I'll add in a second coin with it much like the one on the right, but I don't have a photo of it.]
Right: unidentified cup-shaped. 26-23 mm. [$3]
Medieval Spain. 13 mm. Thin.
Old ticket says "1500's
Castille & Leon" I don't know these coins, so I hope you do! [$5]
Pair #1 of photos. $5, your choice.
top left sold, top second from left sold, bottom row, third from left sold, top right sold.
Pair #2: [sold]
Pair #3 of photos: Lower left, $14 SOLD. Upper right, $15, reduced to $14 (it is a nice coin!). The rest, $8, reduced to $7 to pick.
Botttom left SOLD.
Pair #4 of photos: $5 to pick. Lower right has ANTIX mintmark!
Pair #5 of photos: Upper coin is a Claudius sestertius badly corroded and cleaned, $5.
Claudius sestertius [$5 SOLD]
Byzantine Justin (AD 518-527) $4 SOLD
Large 31 mm.
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