ROMAN AND BYZANTINE COINS
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B2823. Q. Pomponius Musa, 66 BC. Denarius, Pomponia 19. Hd Apollo r./Thalia, Muse of Comedy stg. l. holding actor's mask. VF. Scarce depiction of a Muse.
B2824. LEPIDUS & MARC ANTONY, Gaul, 43-42 BC. AR Quinarius, Crawford 489/3, RSC 3v. M ANT IMP, lituus, jug and raven/LEP IMP, simpulum, aspergillum, axe and apex. VF. A little weak one side. Quite rare. Fine old cabinet toning.
B2825. DIVOS JULIUS CAESAR, by OCTAVIAN, ca. 38 BC. AE sestertius?, AE30, 24 gm, uncertain Italian mint, RPC 621. DIVI F, bare head of Augustus r., star before/DIVOS IVLIVS within laurel wreath. VF+. An excellent and often under-appreciated large portrait of Octavian in bronze.
B2826. AUGUSTUS, 27 BC-14 AD. AR Denarius struck by the moneyer L. Vinicius L. f. 16 BC, RSC 544. Anepigraphic obverse with bare head of Augustus r./Statue of Augustus in quadriga on triumphal arch flanked by two porticos each surmounted by an archer. EF. Excellent example. Fine old cabinet toning. This arch was erected to Augustus outside the city of Rome near the Porta Flaminia. Rare.
B2827. VESPASIAN, 69-79, Sestertius of 71 AD, RIC 427, Hendin 775. /JUDAEA CAPTA SC, Vespasian stg. l. under date palm holding spear and parazonium, foot on helmet?, to r. bound Judaean female captive std. r. mourning. AVF.
B2828. HADRIAN, 117-138. Denarius, HRIC 47/12. /Hadrian on platform with Liberalitas and deputy distributing coins to a citizen. EF. Scarce. Refers to the third donative, ca. 121 AD. Nice example with much detail on the reverse.
B2829. CARACALLA, 196-217. Denarius, HRIC 38. /LAETITIA TEMPORVM, a ship with the sail raised, unloading a cargo
of exotic animals (seven different animals around the ship including an ostrich to the l.), with four carts or quadrigae in the background (or possibly gladiators dispatching animals). ca. 204 AD. EF. Refers to the delivery of exotic
beasts for the arena for the Saecular Games. Very Rare. An excellent example with much sharper reverse than usual.
B2830. PLAUTILLA, wife of Caracalla. AE32 of Byzantium, Thrace, GIC 2733. Her bust r./Tyche presenting conical wicker-basket to Caracalla in military dress. F+. Rare.
B2831. PHILIP I, 224-249. Sestertius, RCV 2602. /Elk or moose stg. l. VF. Scarce type commemorating the saecular games.
B2832. HANNIBALLIANUS, 335-337 AD. AE4, HRIC 2. /Figure of the Euphrates river reclining. EF. Nice example with fine patina.
B2833. EUGENIUS, Usurper In The West And Puppet Of Arbogast, 392-394 AD. AR Siliqua, HRIC 9. /VRBS ROMA, Roma std l. on cuirass, holding Victory and spear. EF+. Scarce. Fine old cabinet toning. Very sharp example.
B2834. JUSTINIAN I, 527-565 AD. AR Siliqua, Carthage. Bust r./VOT MVLT HTI within wreath. VF+.
B2835. JUSTINIAN I, 527-565 AD. AR 1/2 Siliqua, Ravenna, Bibliotek National 118,25. Bust r./CN, small x below, all within wreath. VF+.
B2836. JUSTINIAN I, 527-565 AD. AR 1/2 Siliqua, Ravenna, Bibliotek National 118,25. Bust r./Christogram with two stars within wreath. VF+.
B2837. JUSTINIAN I, 527-565 AD. AR 1/2 Siliqua, Ravenna, Bibliotek National 118,25. Bust r./Christogram with two stars within wreath. VF+.
B2838. NICEPHORUS III, 963-969 AD. AR Milaresion. Bust within quatrefoil on cross/Legend within double beaded border. VF.
B2839. JOHN I, 969-976 AD. AR Milaresion. Bust within circle on cross/Legend within double border. VF.
B2840. JOHN I, 969-976 AD. AR Milaresion. Bust within circle on cross/Legend within double border. VF.