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Recent: 2020, May 23:  A dozen additions at the top, including a rare Gelimer Vandal coin.
May 21: One Byzantine coin at the top. The rest rearranged to be in chronological order. Recently sold coins moved to the bottom of the page.


   


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Arcadius, 383-408
13 mm.

SALVS REIPVBLICAE
Cross-rho in left field

Stain at 1:00 on obverse
[$5 SOLD]


Greek. 20-19 mm. 
Thessalian League
"Late second - early first C. B.C."  Hoover 225
Head of Apollo right
Helmeted Athena with spear right
Thessaly in Greek
[$4 SOLD]



Byzantine trachy
27-22 mm,
Two emperors on the reverse.

You identify.

[$3]



Galerius, Caesar, 293-305 and Augustus 305-311
As Augustus, c. 310-311
GENIO AVGVSTI CMH  (the last in monogram)
SMNΔ
Sear IV 14508
Unfortunate green on the obverse. Therefore only [$9 SOLD]

 


Arcadius, 383-408
Small. 15-13 mm.
VOT V
SMNA

[$6]


Valentinian II
13-11 mm. Small.
SALVS REIPVBLICAE
SMNΓ
[$3]


Arcadius, 383-408
12 mm.
VOT X MVLT XX
ALEΔ

Alexandria mint. 
Good portrait of the young emperor. [$8 SOLD]

Arcadius, 383-408
 
SALVS REIPVBLICAE
Cross-rho in left field
[$4]


Rare, Vandal. Gelimer. 53-534
Wroth plate II 21. Page 16, 1.
Off-center to 7:00. 
Only 9 mm. Small.
If it were better, it could be worth hundreds. This is the least expensive
you will ever find.
[$15]


Theodosius
13 mm.
SALVS REIPVBLICAE
SMKA
[$5]

Arcadius, 383-408
SALVS REIPVBLICAE

Cross-rho in left field
High-grade obverse with pearl-diadem details
SMKA
Cyzicus.  [$9 SOLD]


Theodosius
VOT X MVLT XX
SMKΓ
Cyzicus 21c
[$8]


 
 
Arcadius, 383-408
SALVS REIPVBLICAE

Cross-rho in left field

[$3 SOLD]


 

 
 

 
Uncertain Byzantine-style coin. Perhaps Latin Rulers at Constantinope
c. 1204-1256 when the crusaders of the 4th Crusade occupied Constantinople
Small for a trachy. 21-18 mm.
Similar to Sear 2046. (Latin Rulers)
[$4 SOLD]  
 
 
Chronological order (approximately):

  Greek  

Thessalian League (Confederacy)
Late second - early first century B.C.
19-17 mm.
Head of Apollo rt.
Athena standing right with spear and shield

Hoover 225

[$9, reduced to $6]

 

 

 

 

 

Roman

 

Tetrarchy (286 - 307 or so)
 

Licinius, 308-324
17 mm. A little smaller than many. Full flan, but small.
IOVI CONSERVATORI AVGG
SMK
Cyzicus mint
palm branch left, delta to right
[$14]

 

 
 

Constantine and later (307 - 364)



Constantine
19 mm. 
VOT
XX
Siscia

[$7]

 



Constantine

IOVI CONSERVATORI
SIS
Siscia
[$8]



Constantine, 307-337
21-20 mm.
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
(Revivial of a title of Trajan from 200 years earlier)
three standards
Some encrustation. Therefore, this scarcer type is only [$14]

 

 

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

[$9, reduced to $5]


   

 Constans, 333-337-350
14 mm.
VOT XX MVLT XXX
SMKI  [$11, reduced to $8]

 

 
 
 

 
Valentinian and Later (AD 364 -- 5th C.)

 


Valentinian II
VOT
XX
MVLT 
XXX
ANTA Antioch
Obverse much nicer than the photo  [$8, reduced to $5]


 

Valentinian II, 375-392
AE4. 14-13 mm.
SALVS REIPVBLICAE
Victory advancing left with captive
ANTA
Lovely patina
[$15]


 


Valentinian II. An intentionally halved coin found in Spain.  The mintmark seems to be TCON for Arelate.  This piece is 27x13 mm, 6:00, and 1.84 grams.
Formerly an AE2 REPARATIO REIPVB, emperor raising kneeling female
It was halved to make smaller change.
Earthen cover. [$12, reduced to $8]

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

 

 
 
 

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 $7]  It is not worth my while to try to take a better photo.

 

 



Valentinian II 12-11 mm. 1.05 grams
RIC Antioch 57b
mm: ANT

 

 

 


Theodosius I
15 mm. 0.88 grams
RIC Cyzicus 21cB
mm: SMKB (visible and on the flan which is often not the case)
Glossier surface than shows in the photo. Nice!  [$14
, reduced to $8
]

 

   


5th Century


Marcian, AD 450-457
10 mm,
His monogram on the reverse. (Photo at angle makes it tilted to 1:00 on the reverse)
[$12, reduced to $9]



Byzantine

  

Anastasius, 491-518
"Large module"  25 mm.
Half follis
bust right
Large K, cross to left, B to right
Sear 25
[$4]

 


S 1011
Constans II , 641-668.  21 mm. Standing with long beard (high on flan, see his eyes at 12:00?)/three figures.  Scarce. Sear 1011. [$13, reduced to $3]

 

 

 

17611761

Constantine VII, 913-959.  overstrike. Overstruck letters clear on obverse. Sear Byz 1761. ex 7 Seas, Oct. 1980 [$14, reduced to $7]



Latin rulers of Constantinople, 1204-1261
(The Crusaders of the 4th Crusade conquered Constantinople)
22-18 mm. 1.32 grams.  Small.
Bust of Christ
Emperor standing.
Trachy. Slightly cup-shaped. 
Similar to Sear 2046 [$6]

 


 

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Left:  possibly Bulgarian imitative. cf. Hendy plate 25:1-5.  24-20 mm.
Bust of Christ facing
Two emperors standing.
 [$4, reduced to $3]

Right:  unidentified cup-shaped. 26-23 mm. [$3 SOLD]

 



End of Byzantine

 


Recently sold coins


Valentinian, 364-375
AE3. 18-17 mm.
SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE
Victory advancing left
[$9 SOLD]

 


Constantine II, 317-340
VOT X in wreath
CAESARVM NOSTRORVM
Aquilia mint
Even brown. [$13, reduced to $7 SOLD]

 

Widow's mite
15-13 mm. 
Alexander Janneaus, 103-76 BC.
Anchor with some inscription
wheel with spokes or 8-pointed star
Hendin 4th ed. 472
Circulated in the time of Christ
[$14 SOLD]


Widow's mite
14-10 mm.  The coin shows how the flans were cast in strips and cut later.
Alexander Janneaus, 103-76 BC.
Anchor with some inscription
wheel with spokes or 8-pointed star (weak)
Hendin 4th ed. 472
Circulated in the time of Christ
[$15 SOLD]

 
 

Constantius II
FEL TEMP REPARATIO

SMNΔ
[$7, reduced to $5 SOLD]

 



Constantine, 307-337
SOLI INVICTO COMITI
PLG
Sol standing left
[$5 SOLD]

 
 
 



Constantine
19 mm.
VOT XX
Siscia

Nice portrait  [$10, reduced to $9 SOLD]

 
 

 

Constantius II
16-15 mm. [$5, reduced to $3 SOLD]

 

 

Constantine
SOLI INVICTO COMITI
PARL (Arleate mint)

[$9, reduced to $8 SOLD]
 


Constantine II, 317-340
20-19 mm.
Bust left holding Victory on globe.
Special obverse bust. 
[$15, reduced to $9 SOLD]

 

Trachy. Very cup-shaped and rounder and larger than most.
28 mm. 
Christ seated (very weak)
Manuel I , 1143-1180, I think
Possibly DO 4.1, 10, plate XIII
but I am not certain.  It is inexpensive because I want the ID to be your problem!
[$4 SOLD]

 

 
 

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