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Recent: Oct. 19: Unusual quarter-follis denomination at the top.
Sept. 6:  Several group lots at the top.
August 4: CONSTANTINOPOLIS at the top
July 28: Ten new coins, down to the first horizontal line. Many sold coins removed. Some prices reduced.
July 13:  Most prices reduced again. Coins with very low shipping ($2 for as many as you order) at very low prices. 
July 4: Many have sold, but all remaining pieces have had their already low prices lowered.
June 16: six at the top.
May 23: Cripsus, at the top.
2018, May 9: rearranged into chronological order. Some prices reduced.


[$15 SOLD] Constantius, 293-305-306. Struck 305-6 as Augustus.
AE 19-18. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, mint mark SIS for Siscia.
The unusual quarter-follis denomination, not the larger follis. Color is more uniform than the image.




Thrace, Dikaia
Small, 11 mm. 1.25 grams.  Diobol? 
Heracles head right but much corrosion
Rooster in incuse squarre. 
c. 500-480 BC.
A very early Greek silver.   [$15]





Two sestertii, second century  [$10 + $3.50 shipping]
or, pick one at $6, but still $3.50 shipping.

Large and heavy coins!




Six late Roman AE. [$18]



Two Roman provincial
plus Antoninus Pius/thunderbolt

largest 29 mm.
[$15 SOLD]



Three Jewish prutot
First revolt?  




Constantius DIVO commemorative of the period of Constantine.

The larger of the two sizes. 19-18 mm. [$9]


Five late Roman AE





Ancient imitation of the SALVS REBVBLICAE type of the late 4th C. A.D.
Victory dragging captive
12-10 mm. 




An extremely worn middle bronze, probably Augustus
with a countermark.23-20 mm.

You figure it out.




18 mm.

Struck 332-333 at Arelate
RIC Arles 369 "r3" but there is a second officina.
leafy branch in field left
ex Kern at the Summer ANA in 1998 at $17.



Valens, 365-378
17 mm

Rome mint.



Jovian, 363-364
17 mm


Antioch mint  [$8 SOLD]



Jovian, 363-364
19 mm


Sirmium mint



Magnentius,  350-353
Ancient imitation
Small at 17 mm

[$6 SOLD]



Decentius, 351-353
AE 17.
Ancient imitation, with size of the dies nicely reduced so most in on the flan.



Constantius II, 337-361
16 mm,

Ragged flan with good detail.  [$7]


Constantius II, 337-361
Nicomedia mint
Nice  reverse. [$7 SOLD]



Constantius II, 337-361

Small, only 18-17 mm.
Antioch mint
Nice green patina and good reverse. [$8]




Magnentius, 350353
Small, 20 mm.
Two victories hold shield inscribed VOT V MVLT X
Gamma behind head.  [$7]



Valens, 365-378
17 mm

Siscia mint

Red copper.  [$8 SOLD]




Large, heavy
Marcus Aurelius sestertius
31-30 mm. 25.28 grams.

[$15, reduced to $10+$4 shipping (not the usual $2; it is large)]

You could carry around a "pocket piece" genuine ancient coin of a relatively famous emperor and not worry about damaging it.



Marcus Aurelius as Caesar
as. 26 mm.
Reverse hard to make out, possibly
PRIMI DECENNALIBVS (don't hold me to that)
[$10, reduced to $7]



Commodus as. 
25 mm. Corroded surfacces

Felicitas standing 

[$15, reduced to $11]



Magnentius, 350-353
24-22 mm.
Large chi-rho reverse
The first Christian type
Lots of problems, but super cheap!
[$14, reduced to $9]



Roman Provincial
uncertain city
Large: 30-26 mm.
Possibly Caracalla?

Your problem!  [$15, reduced to $11 SOLD]




Crispus, 317-324
Thessalonca mint
[$18, reduced to $15 SOLD]




Chronological order:

RRRRRoman Republican
169-158 BC.
  [$29, reduced to $17, reduced to $13 SOLD] anonymous quadrans with star. 19 mm.
Crawford 196/4
Hercules head right, three dots.
Prow right, three dots below, star to right. 



Mysia, Pergamon
19-17 mm.
Roma head
Head of the Senate
BMC 2051
, reduced to $7 SOLD]



Massive Domitian (AD 81-96)  sestertius,
worn nearly flat. Could make a "pocket piece."
 33 mm. 19.30 grams.
Ancient and large [$9, reduced to $6]



Domitian Rhinoceros quadrans!
Rare and a special animal. 
[$15, reduced to $6]




Antoninus Pius, 141-160
17 mm. 
uncertain mint--you figure it out.
[$9, reduced to $6 SOLD]




Julia Domna?
Bust right
18 mm.
Ancient. Identifiable, and only $4! [$6
, reduced to $4 SOLD]






LEAD copy of a sestertius of 
Trajan Decius
28-26 mm. 23.00 grams.
GEN ILLVRICI prototype
Genius of Illuricum standing
Sear 3.9403 prototype.
RIC 116a.
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 $13 + $4 shipping (not the usual $2 because it is large)]




10 mm.
Bust right
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 $3]




Tacitus, 275-276
23-21 mm. Much irregular silvering
An emperor for only one year and yet only [$14, reduced to $9 SOLD]




Diocletian, 284-305
Post-reform radiate
struck at Carthage
Vows for twenty years reign fulfilled, 303 AD
[$10, reduced to $7 SOLD]





Maximian, 286-305
post-reform radiate
21 mm.
[$15, reduced to $10 SOLD] Well-centered and clear legend and type. A decent coin



Licinius I, 308-324
24-22 mm. (Larger than an AE3)
MKVE  Cyzicus mint

Look at his name! The unusal double-name version.
, reduced to $8 SOLD]




CONSTANTINOPOLIS commemorative of 330-340
Her helmeted bust left
Victory on prow
TRP for Trier

[$7, reduced to $5]




Constans. 337-350
scarcer reverse
soldier standing.  [$8, reduced to $4]



AE2  23-22 mm. [small photo, good-sized coin]

An AE2, legible and super cheap [$5, reduced to $4 SOLD]

This type was struck for Constantius II by Vetranio at Siscia.



[$8, reduced to $7 SOLD]  Constantius II
AE2.  20 mm.

Emperor and two captives with cross on standard.

An early Chjristian symbol.



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, reduced to $7]

What do you do when you want to buy something not worth as much as your coin? Cut it in half!




Valentinian II
12 mm. 1.67 grams
RIC Alexandria 13b
mm: ALEB
[$9, reduced to $5 SOLD]

Valentinian II
14 mm. 1.67 grams
RIC IX Rome 51c "scarce"
[$12, reduced to $7]




Valentinian II, 375-392
13 mm. 6:00. 1.40 grams.
   RIC Thessalonica 62a3 
camp gate [$15, reduced to $10]




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, reduced to $10]  It is not worth my while to try to take a better photo.



Valentinian II,
11 mm. 
(vows dates for Gratian which are scarce for Valentinian II. Only one on vcoins as I write, at $45)
Rome mint  [$12, reduced to $7] 


Valentinian II
12-11 mm. 1.05 grams
RIC Antioch 57b
mm: ANT
Δ (?)
, reduced to $5]




Theodosius I
15 mm. 0.88 grams
RIC Cyzicus 21cB
mm: SMKB
Glossier surface than shows in the photo. Nice!  [$14
, reduced to $11]




[$7] Theodosius I. AE4. 14-13 mm.
at Constantinopolis.  [$12, reduced to $7, reduced to $5 SOLD]




[$12] Arcadius.
VOT V in wreath
RIC Nicomedia 37c
[$17, reduced to $8]



Arcadius AE4
13 mm.
This coin is better on the obverse than the photo. 
, reduced to $10 SOLD]







 reduced to $3 ] 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]



, reduced to $1] 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 $1]



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 $2]





Justin II, 565-578
15-12 mm
Sear 363  Gamma. [$12, reduced to $6]




Justin II, 565-578
16-12 mm. Deep green patina.
Sear 363 Alpha.  [$15, reduced to $4]




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 $2]





[$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 $7]





, reduced to $7] Constans II at Carthage
Sear Byz 1057. Large and thick at 21 mm. The mint mark appears again at 1:00, it was clearly struck twice. The obverse figure is slightly rotated in the photo, the top is at 11:30.  [$19, reduced to $14]



S 1011
, reduced to $2] Constans II , 641-668.  21 mm. Standing with long beard (high on flan)/three figures.  Very scarce. Sear 1011. [$13, reduced to $3]






, reduced to $12] Constantine VII, 913-959.  overstrike. Overstruck letters clear on obverse. Sear Byz 1761. ex 7 Seas, Oct. 1980 [$25, reduced to $17, reduced to $12]








Left:  possibly Bulgarian imitative. cf. Hendy plate 25:1-5.  24-20 mm. Bold faces. [$4, reduced to $3]
Right:  unidentified cup-shaped. 26-23 mm. [$3]

End of Byzantine


Medieval Spain.  13 mm. Thin.
Old ticket says "1500's 
Castille & Leon" I don't know these coins, so I hope you do! [$5, reduced to $4 SOLD]




Pair #1 of photos. $5, reduced to $4, your choice.  ALL SOLD 


Pair #2:  [All sold]


Pair #3 of photos:  Lower left, $14 SOLD. Upper right, $15, reduced to $12 (it is a nice coin!). The rest, $8, reduced to $6 to pick.

ALL but second from left in the bottom row SOLD.


Pair #4 of photos: $5, reduced to $4, to pick. Lower right has ANTIX mintmark! SOLD




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