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Recent: 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.

Newest:  

 

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]

 

 

 

Six late Roman AE. [$18]
 

 

 

Two Roman provincial
plus Antoninus Pius/thunderbolt

largest 29 mm.
[$15]

 

 

Three Jewish prutot
First revolt?  
[$12]

 

 

 

Constantius DIVO commemorative of the period of Constantine.

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

 

Five late Roman AE
[$12]

 

 

 

 



Ancient imitation of the SALVS REBVBLICAE type of the late 4th C. A.D.
Victory dragging captive
12-10 mm. 
[$5]

 

 

 



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

You figure it out.
[$6]

 

 

 

CONSTANTINOPOLIS
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.
[$15]

 

 

Valens, 365-378
17 mm

Rome mint.
[$9]

 

 

Jovian, 363-364
17 mm

VOT/V

Antioch mint  [$8 SOLD]

 

 

Jovian, 363-364
19 mm

 

Sirmium mint
[$15]
 

 

 

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.
[$9]
 

 

 

Constantius II, 337-361
16 mm,

Ragged flan with good detail.  [$7]
 

 


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

 

 

Constantius II, 337-361

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

Valens, 365-378
17 mm
GLORIA ROMANORVM

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
FEL AVG TRP VI IMP IIII COS II PP

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
VOT V
Thessalonca mint
[$18, reduced to $15 SOLD]

 

 

 

Chronological order:

RRRRRoman Republican
169-158 BC.
  [$29, reduced to $17, reduced to $13] 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
[$10
, 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
/Eagle
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
SPES PVBLICA 
23-21 mm. Much irregular silvering
An emperor for only one year and yet only [$14, reduced to $9 SOLD]

 

 

 

Diocletian, 284-305
VOT XX FK
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.
CONCORDIA MILITVM
[$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)
GENIO AVGVSTI 
MKVE  Cyzicus mint

Look at his name! The unusal double-name version.
VAL LICINNIANVS LICINNIVS 
[$10
, 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
VIRTVS AVGG NN
soldier standing.  [$8, reduced to $4]

 

 

Constantius II, CONCORDIA MILITVM
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.
FEL TEMP REPARATIO

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
VOT X MVLT XX
ALEB
RIC Alexandria 13b
mm: ALEB
[$9, reduced to $5 SOLD]
 

Valentinian II
14 mm. 1.67 grams
RIC IX Rome 51c "scarce"
VOT XV MVLT XX 
SMR
[$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. 
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, reduced to $7] 

 

Valentinian II
12-11 mm. 1.05 grams
RIC Antioch 57b
mm: ANT
Δ (?)
[$7
, 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]

 

 

TT

[$7] Theodosius I. AE4. 14-13 mm.
SALVS REIPVBLICE
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.
SALVS REIPVBLICAE
SMKΓ
This coin is better on the obverse than the photo. 
[$14
, reduced to $10 SOLD]

 

 

 



Byzantine

 


5353

[$4
 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]

 

 
 

JJ
[$2
, 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]

 

 

382
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]

 

 

 

363363

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

 

 


363363

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

 

 

439439

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]

 

 

 


10041004

[$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]

 

 

 


10571057

[$9
, 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
[$3
, 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]

 

 

 

 

17611761

[$14
, 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]

 


 

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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.  

Top row all sold. Second row second from left sold, third from left sold Bottom right 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.

Upper row ALL four SOLD,  bottom left SOLD, bottom right SOLD.

 


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

 

 

 


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