GALLERY 46:


ROMAN AND BYZANTINE COINS

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4147. LATIUM, ROME, 3rd century BC. AE Sembellum, Copenhagen 236. Turreted female hd. (Tyche) r./Horseman with whip, ROMA. F+. Scarce.



4148. Q. Pomponius Musa, 66 BC. Denarius, Pomponia 14. Laur. hd. Apollo r., scepter behind/Melpomene, the Muse of Tragedy stg. facing holding her attributes, a club and actor's mask. VF. Scarce depiction of a Muse.



4149. Q. Pomponius Musa, 66 BC. Denarius, Pomponia 22. Laur. hd. Apollo r., star behind/Urania, the Muse of Astronomy stg. l. pointing with wand to a globe on a tripod. VF+. Scarce depiction of a Muse.



4150. C.Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa, 48 BC, AR Denarius, Vibia 18. Mask of Pan r./Jupiter Axurus std. l. EF. Weak area below mask of Pan.



4151. OCTAVIAN, ca. 36 BC. AR Denarius, RSC 91. Bare bearded hd. r./Simpulum, sprinkler, vase and lituus. VF+. Probably refers to the renewal of the triumvirate.



4152. AUGUSTUS, ca. 30-27 BC. AR Denarius, RSC 117. Laur. hd. Apollo r./Augustus as pontifex, ploughing r., IMP CAESAR in ex. AEF. Tiny edge nick.



4153. AUGUSTUS, AR Denarius by moneyer M. Durmius, 18 BC, RSC 430. Bare hd. Augustus r./Wild boar pierced by spear. F+. Scarce.



4154. AUGUSTUS, 27 BC- AD 14. AR Denarius, RSC 484. By P. Petronius Turpilianus, 18 BC. Bust Liber or Bacchus r./Parthian kneeling with Roman standard. VF+.



4155. AUGUSTUS, 27 BC- AD 14. AR Denarius, RSC 485. By P. Petronius Turpilianus, 18 BC. Bust Liber or Bacchus r./Parthian kneeling with Roman standard. EF.



4156. GERMANICUS, ca. AD 18/19. AR Drachm of Caesarea, Cappadocia, 3.56 gm., Sydenham_. Bare headed bust of Germanicus r./Radiate bust of Augustus l. AVF. Germanicus was the well liked father of Caligula. He was chosen by Tiberius as heir to the throne but died mysteriously at Antioch in 19 AD. He recovered the legionary standards lost by Varus in 9 AD. Rare.



4157. CLAUDIUS AND AGRIPPINA, 41-54 AD. AR Denarius, 50-54 AD, RIC 81. Laur. bust Claudius r./bust Agrippina r. VF+-EF. Agrippina was the wife of Claudius and may have had a hand in his death. Excellent portraits in high relief. Wonderful portrait of Agrippina. Rare and choice!



4158. CLAUDIUS, 41-54 AD. AE As, RIC 68. Bust Claudius l., TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IMP PP/Libertas standing left, LIBERTAS AVGVSTA. VF+, nice portrait and bold legends.



4159. NERO, 50-68 AD. Gold Aureus, RIC 71, 7.21 gm. Obverse: Bust of Nero r., IMP NERO CAESAR AVG PP/Salus seated left, holding patera, SALVS in exergue. F+.



4160. NERO, 50-68 AD. AE Quadrans, HRIC 37. Helmet on column, against which rests a shield/Laurel branch. VF+. Rare. Choice example with spectacular jade green patina. Better than photo.



4480. CIVIL WAR PERIOD, ANONYMOUS ISSUES IN SUPPORT OF GALBA AND VINDEX, March-April 68 AD. AR Denarius, HRIC 12. Bust of Liberty r., LIBERTAS RESTITVTA/SPQR in oak wreath. gF to aVF. Very rare denarius of the Civil War.



4161. VESPASIAN, 69-79 AD. AR Denarius, HRIC_. /Busts of Titus and Domitian facing each other. VF. Rare dynastic issue.



4162. DOMITIAN, 69-96 AD. AR Denarius, HRIC 18. /COS XIII LVD SAEC FEC, the legend inscribed on a cippus, to the right of which are an incense burner and a herald. VF+. Refers to the announcement of the saecular games of 88 AD. Fine old cabinet toning with slight iridescense. Rare.



4163. TRAJAN, 98-117 AD. AR Denarius, HRIC 9/1. /COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC DAC CAP, Dacia, wearing a pointed cap, bound and std. r. on a pile of captured arms and shields. AVF. Scarce.



4164. HADRIAN, 117-138 AD. AE Dichalkon of Alexandria, Egypt, Copenhagen 340. /Uraeus cobra rearing l., date. AVF. Scarce. Nice example.



4165. PLOTINA, wife of Trajan. AR Denarius, HRIC 1 ($1000-$3000), Sear 1059 (2000). /CAES AVG GERMA DAC COS VI PP, Vesta std. l. holding palladium and scepter. VF. Very rare.



4166. ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 AD. AR Denarius, HRIC 6. /No legend, Antoninus, in military garb, resting his foot on a globe stg. r., and holding a spear and parazonium. EF. Very rare anepigraphic rv.



4167. ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161 AD. AR Denarius, ca. 158 AD, HRIC 18/19. /COS IIII, statue of Antoninus stg. within a shrine comprised of two columns and arched roof. VF. This statue was dedicated on the 20th anniversary of his reign. Scarce.



4168. FAUSTINA SR., wife of Antoninus Pius. AR Denarius, HRIC 15. /PVELLAE FAVSTINIANAE, Antoninus std. on platform, Faustina stg. behind him, receiving a little girl held up by a citizen, while another citizen ushers a second little girl towards the receiving line. VF. Refers to the poor girls' charity and orphanage established by Antoninus in memory of his deceased wife. Very rare.



4169. LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus and eldest daughter of Marcus Aurelius, executed by Commodus. Sestertius, HRIC 20. /FECVNDITAS SC, Fecunditas std. r. nursing a child while two more children stand beside her. F+-AVF. Scarce.



4170. CRISPINA, wife of Commodus. AR Denarius, HRIC 4/2. /CONCORDIA, clasped hands. AVF. Scarce type for Crispina.



4171. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 AD. AR Denarius, HRIC 141. /SAECVL FELICT, crescent moon and seven stars (the pleides). EF. Scarce.



4172. JULIA DOMNA, wife of Septimius Severus. AR Denarius, HRIC 17. /FECVNDITAS, Terra sitting under a tree, resting her hand on a globe over which walk four small naked boys representing the four seasons. EF. Struck to mark the Saecular celebrations. Very rare.



4173. GETA, 209-212 AD. AR Tetradrachm of Laodicea ad Mare, Bellinger 70. /Eagle with wreath in beak, star between legs. EF. Scarce.



4174. MACRINUS, 217-218 AD. AR Antoninianus, HRIC 5 ($300-$1000), Sear 2048 (550). /SALVS PVBLICA, Salus stg. l. feeding snake rising from altar with patera. EF. Rare as are all Macrinus antoniniani.



4175. GORDIAN I, March 19-April 12, 238 AD. AR Denarius, HRIC 3. /SECVRITAS AVG, Securitas std. l. EF. Very rare. Large flan.



4176. GORDIAN III, 238-244 AD. AE25 of Bruzos, Phrygia, Van Aulock 3529. /Hecate holding two torches standing on globe. VF+. Rare city. Nice example.



4177. VALERIAN I, 253-260 AD. AE35 of Seleuceia ad Calycadnum, Cilicia. Radiate bust r./Uncertain female busts facing. Sharp EF. Choice example of this rare coin. Original weight adjustment marks on flan as made.




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