ANCIENT ROMAN COINS

14 SCARCE ROMAN PROVINCIAL COINS $750
Provenance: All coins purchased from US dealers in the early 2000's or before.

9475. DIADUMENIAN, 218 AD. AE20 of uncertain Eastern city. /Dionysos stg. l. with cornucopia and thyrsos, panther at his feet. AVF. Scarce.

$40.

9513. CLAUDIUS II, 268-270 AD, AE32 of Sagalassus, Psidia, Copenhagen 222. /Large lion stg. l. holding spear in mouth. VF. An interesting type. Somewhat better than photo. Rare.

$100.

ENIGMATIC REVERSE

10330. GORDIAN III, 238-244 AD, AE 35 of Tarsus. Van Aulock 6045, BMC 290. Obverse: Radiate draped bust right. Reverse: Two Ciliarch crowns on an altar, the outer decorated with nine busts, the inner with six. SNG France 1677v; cf. SNG Levante 1135v. VF considerably better than photo. A very interesting and unusual type.

The Ciliarch or Cilicarch was the name for the High Priest of Cilicia who presided over provincial temples dedicated to certain emperors. The different busts which decorate the crown represent the various emperors who were honored at each respective temple.

$109.

LARGE GOD PAN SEATED

8072. LARGE AE DEPICTING PAN, GALLIENUS, AE34 of Perga, Pamphylia. AVT KAI PO LI GALLIHNO CEB, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, I before. PERGAIWN, Pan seated left on rock, holding syrinx and pedum. SNG von Aulock 4721-4722 Obv. pits and some deposits but still a very interesting and rare large depiction of Pan. RARE!

$89.

8070. GORDIAN III, 238-244. AE34. Laur. bust r./She wolf suckling Romulus and Remus beneath tree. AVF. Scarce and a nice reverse.

$99.

9507. SEVERUS ALEXANDER SHE WOLF SUCKLING ROMULUS AND REMUS, 221-235. AE33 of Antioch. /She wolf suckling Romulus & Remus. Near VF. Scarce. Considerably better than photo.

$99.

8202. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211. AE18 of Philippolis, Thrace. Varbanov 1158 (Bc). Bust right./Crossed cornucopias filled with grapes. VF+. Charming type. Scarce. Choice example.

$80.

7690. FAUSTINA JR., wife of Marcus Aurelius, AE20 of KIBYRA, PHRYGIA. Bust r./What resembles the depiction of an ancient wooden roller coaster! VF. Rare.

$60.

7934. DOMITIAN AS CAESAR, 69-81. AE20. Koinon of Bithynia, Proconsul M. Salvidenus Asprenas, RPC II 614. Obverse: Bare head right; DOMITIANOC KAICAP CEBAC YI. Reverse: EPI M CALOYIDH[NOY ACPRH]N around ANThY / PATOY. The two lines of legend reading 'proconsul' within circular legend. Near VF. Very rare.

$60.

9459. DOMITIAN AND DOMITIA PORTRAITS, AE22 Assarion of Cilicia, Anazarbus. Laur. hd. Domitian r./Bust Domitia l. VF. Very rare. Nice patina. Nicely executed and clear portrait of Domitia, the wife of Domitian. Better than photo.

$189.

7197. DOMITIA, AE15 of RPC II 945, Thyatira mint, Obverse: ΔOMITIA CEBACTH, draped bust of Domitia right. Reverse: θYATEIPHNΩN, tripod altar. Good F. Scarce. Somewhat better than photo.

$129.

9456. RARE CLAUDIUS PROVINCIAL BRONZE, 41-54. AE22 of Cassandrea, Macedon. RPC 1515. Laur. hd l./Hd. Ammon r. AVG countermark on rv. as in RPC. VF. Rare. Excellent patina.

$99.

10806. CAIUS AND LUCIUS, Caesars 20 BC-AD 4 and 17 BC-AD 2., Lydia, Nicaea. AE (18mm, 2.74 g, 12h). Aratus, grammateus. Jugate bare heads right of Caius and Lucius Caesars / Draped Demos standing left, extending right hand. RPC I 2564; SNG Copenhagen 105-106 (Cilbiani Inferiores); SNG von Aulock -. Fine, black patina.

$89.

6621. HADRIAN, 117-138. AE19 of Egypt. /Modius filled with grain. VF+. Scarce. Choice example with an especially nice rv.

$129.



20 NICE LATE ROMAN COINS $1000
Provenance: All coins purchased from US dealers in the early 2000's or before.

10213. CHOICE PROCOPIUS 365-366 AE FOLLIS, Constantinople mint. Obv.: DN PROCOPIVS P F AVG; Draped bust with pearl diadem facing left. Rev.: REPARATIO FEL TEMP; Procopius standing, in military costume, seen frontally, head to the right, holding in the right hand a banner with Christogram, another Christogram (Chi-Ro) in the sky above his left shoulder. In the lower left field, on the ground line, a small object. In exergue CONS A. Good VF with pleasing glossy forest green patina.

$250.

10402. CONSTANTIUS GALLUS, Reverse: Legionary soldier spearing enemy horseman. Good VF better than photo.

$60.

10840. DECENTIUS, 351-353. AE 20 mm, 5.02 g. Good VF.

$99.

10254. CONSTANTINE II, 316-340 AD. AE 3. Laureate head right, CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C. Reverse; Campgate. VF much better than photo.

$129.

10247. CONSTANS, 333-350 AD. AE16. His diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Two Victories holding wreathes. EF. Much much better than photo!

$60.

10459. CITY OF CONSTANTINOPLE COMMEMORATIVE, 334-335 A.D. Bronze AE3, RIC VII 241, EF. 18 mm. Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLIS; Personification of Constantinople's helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder. Reverse: Victory standing left, scepter in right hand, left hand resting on grounded shield, right foot on prow. EF with great style and detail.

$80.

10460. CITY OF CONSTANTINOPLE COMMEMORATIVE, 334-335 A.D. Bronze AE3, RIC VII 241, EF. mint, 18 mm. Obverse: CONSTANTINOPOLIS; Personification of Constantinople's helmeted bust left in imperial cloak and holding scepter across left shoulder. Reverse: Victory standing left, scepter in right hand, left hand resting on grounded shield, right foot on prow. EF with great style and detail.

$60.

10240. CONSTANTIUS I CHLORUS, 293-306. AE26 Follis. Reverse: Genius of Rome standing. Good VF. Much better than photo with considerable silvering.

$99.

10466. THEODORA. AE16, Constantinople mint. Her draped bust right, hair bound up in elaborate bun. Reverse: PIETAS - ROMANA, empress standing as Pietas with a child in her arms. CONST in exergue. RIC 56v, Cohen 4v. Near VF. An example with an especially elegant and interesting hair style. Scarce, and considerably better than photo.

$80.

10841. MAGNUS MAXIMUS, AD 383-388, AE2 Arelate mint. 23 mm, 4.68 g. DN MAG MAXI-MVS PF AVG; Dr., cuir. and pearl-diademed bust right. REPARATIO REIPVB; In ex: SCON; Emperor, stg. facing, head l., with r. hand raising kneeling turreted female, and holding Victory on globe in l. Good VF.

$99.

10256. PROCOPIUS 365-366. AE18. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust left / Procopius standing facing, head right, holding labarum and shield set on the ground; Christogram to upper right, uncertain object by left foot; CONST pellet. RIC IX 17(a).5; LRBC 2082. VF. Much better than photo.

$129.

10255. JOVIAN, AD 355-363. AE20. Reverse: VOT V MVLT XX. EF. Very much better than photo.

$99.

10253. JULIAN II, AD 355-363. AE20. Reverse: VOT V MVLT XX. VF. Much better than photo.

$129.

10468. CONSTANTIUS GALLUS, AE17. Reverse: Legionary soldier spearing enemy horseman. EF.

$129.

10465. CONSTANS, 333-350 AD. AE22. His diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Constans standing on prow of boat left holding Chi Rho staff. Near EF. Better than photo.

$89.

10245. DELMATIUS, 335-337, AE16. Obverse: Laureate bust right. Reverse: legionary soldiers and standard. Good VF. Full flan with full legend which is rare.

$149.

10521. AELIA EUDOXIA, Bronze AE4 15 mm. Antioch mint: 401-403 A.D. Reference: (Antioch) RIC 104 (X, Arcadius), LRBC 2800. Obverse: AEL EVDOXIA AVG; Diademed, draped bust right, being crowned by hand of God. Reverse: SALVS REIPVLICAE; Victory seated right, holding shield with Chi-Rho inside on column. Exergue: ANT. Better than usual example with nice centering, large flan, and all the obverse legend clear. Comes with COA. Rare late Roman empress.

$189.

10289. VALENTINIAN III. 425-455 AD. AE 13mm (1.91 g). Rome mint. Struck 425-435 AD. D N VALENTINIAN[VS P F AVG], pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right / VOT [PVB], camp-gate with no doors and two turrets, T(?) above; RM. RIC X 2124; LRBC 853. VF, dark brown patina with green highlights. From the Zachary "Beast" Beasley Collection of Camp Gates. Excellent example with much of the legend visible and a clear VF portrait. Rare late Roman emperor with excellent provenance.

$229.

10725. MAGNUS MAXIMUS, AD 383-388, AE2, Arles mint. Nice green patina. 4.03 g. DN MAG MAXI-MVS PF AVG; Dr., cuir. and pearl-diademed bust right. REPARATIO REIPVB; PCON. in emerge; Emperor, stg. facing, head l., with r. hand raising kneeling turreted female, and holding Victory on globe in l. RIC 26a/2; 3.91g; 24mm; VF. Better than photo in the hand.

$89.

10255. JOVIAN, AD 355-363. AE20. Reverse: VOT V MVLT XX. EF. Very much better than photo.

$69.



23 NICE ROMAN ANTONINIANI COINS $1200
Provenance: All coins purchased from US dealers in the early 2000's or before.

10241. MAXIMIANUS, 286-305. AE Antoninianus. His radiate bust right. Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM, soldier and emperor supporting Victory together. EF. Remains of silvering. Small flan crack difficult to see under non raking light.

$60.

10236. MAXIMIANUS, 286-305. AE Antoninianus, Cyzicus mint, unlisted. His radiate bust right. Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM, soldier and emperor supporting Victory together. EF. Scarce. Better than photo. From the Elliot-Kent Collection.

$120.

10408. ALLECTUS, Romano-British Emperor, AD 293-296. Antoninianus. / PAX AVG. VF.

$129.

10301. CARAUSIUS, Romano-British Emperor, AD 286-293. Antoninianus (21mm, 3.64 g, 7h). 'C' mint. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / TEN[P]sic FELIC, Felicitas standing left, holding long caduceus and cornucopia; C. RIC V 418 var. (TEMP FELICIT). Near VF. Ex. CNG electronic auction 243 where it fetched $393. From the J.S. Wagner Collection.

$99.

10391. VABALATHUS WITH AURELIAN, AD 270-275. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Vabalathus right, seen from behind / Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian right. Scarce. Struck by Vabalathus in an futile attempt to legitimatize his rule with the emperor Aurelian. Near EF. Better than usual example and significantly better than photo.

$99.

10384. TETRICUS I, EF, better than photo with sharp clear name.

$60.

10292. VICTORINUS, AD 268 - 270 AE Antoninianus. Obv: IMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right. Rev: INV-I-CTVS, Sol walking , holding whip, right hand raised, star in left field. RIC V-2 Cologne 114; C 49, Elmer 683; Sear 11170. Diam. 18,40 - 22.37 mm. Weight 2.72 gr. Near EF portrait.

$60.

10393. VICTORINUS,

$60.

10395. VICTORINUS,

$60.

10394. VICTORINUS, Antoninianus. Bold sharp EF portrait. Better than photo. All legends and reverse clear also.

$49.

10372. CARINUS, 282-285. EF and much better than photo in the hand. Nearly full silvering. Full legends.

$60.

10379. TACITUS, AE22 antoninianus. EF. Near full silvering, well centered with complete sharp legends. Much better than photo.

$80.

10462. AURELIAN, 270-275. AE Antoninianus. Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG - Radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian. Reverse: Fortuna seated with cornucopia, wheel below; star T in exergue. VF.

$80.

10470. SALONINUS, 258-260. Antoninianus. Reverse: VF with most of silvering.

$60.

10385. SALONINA, Antoninianus. EF, nearly fully silvered. Better than photo.

$80.

10464. GALLIENUS, 253-268. Antoninianus. Reverse: VBERITAS AVG. EF with full silvering. Much better than photo.

$80.

10242. MAXIMIANUS, 286-305. AE Antoninianus. His radiate bust right. Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM, soldier and emperor supporting Victory together. EF. Remains of silvering. Minute flan crack nearly invisible in ordinary light.

$89.

10243. DIOCLETIAN, 284-305. AE Antoninianus. Reverse: CONCORDIA MILITVM, soldier and emperor supporting Victory together. EF. Considerably better than photo in the hand.

$89.

10403. POSTUMUS, antoninianus. Fully silvered EF. Bold fine style portrait and sharp reverse. Considerably better than photo.

$129.

10838. SALONINA, AR Antoninianus, 21 mm, 4.36 g. VF. Good metal.

$89.

10389. TRAJAN DECIUS, Antoninianus. EF.

$99.

10401. PHILIP I, Antoninianus. EF.

$129.

10473. CARAUSIUS, Romano-British Emperor, AD 286-293. Antoninianus. Obverse: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, Radiate bust of Carausius right. Reverse: PAX AVG, Pax standing left, holding branch and vertical sceptre, F O in field, ML (mint) in exergue. This coin was found in Germany. It weighs 3.2 grams and is 22 millimeters wide at its widest point. Nice dark brown patina. Exceptionally regular and well centered flan for Carausius. Near VF. Scarce British emperor.

$40.



11 LARGE ROMAN BRONZES $1500
Provenance: All coins purchased from US dealers in the early 2000's or before.

10751. DIDIUS JULIANUS. AD 193. AE Sestertius (27mm, 18.91 g, 12h). Rome mint. Laureate head right / Didius standing left, holding globe and volumen. RIC IV 16; Woodward, Julianus, pg. 79 (dies 11/C). Fair, dark brown patina. Very rare with rare reverse for Julianus.

$800.

7663. AGRIPPA (struck by Caligula). Dupondius, RIC58. /Neptune stg. l. VF.

$399.

6093. AGRIPPA (struck by Caligula). Dupondius, RIC58. /Neptune stg. l. VF+.

$249.

VERY RARE DENOMINATION

8066. VERY RARE PHILIP I REDUCED DUPONDIUS, 224-249. AE Dupondius, HRIC_, ACS_. 23mm, 5.62 gm. (A normal Philip dupondius would weigh about twice this much.) Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; DN PHILIPVS AVG / ????? (PM TRP?) COS AVGG SC; Elephant and rider l. F though somewhat clearer than photo. Very rare type and denomination for Philip.

$80.

10149. PHILIP I, 224-249. AE Sestertius, RIC 176a. 32.0 mm., 21.4 g. Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILLIPVS AVG - Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I. Reverse: LAET FVNDATA - Laetitia, foot on prow, holding patera and rudder. VF. Decent portrait and clear reverse as well. Much better than photo.

$129.

10144. JULIA MAMAEA, mother of Alexander Severus. Sestertius, Rome mint, c. 235 AD. 30mm, 20.52 g. Her diademed and draped bust right. Reverse: VENERI FELICITAS, Venus standing right holding a staff in her right hand and holding an infant in her outstretched left hand who holds out its hand to her. VF. Tiber patina with some pitting on the reverse however the portrait of Julia Mamaea is excellent.

$129.

10148. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 AD, sestertius, 195 AD, RIC 692a. Diameter: 30.8 mm. Weight: 21.7 gr. Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V - Laureate bust of Severus. Reverse: SAECVLI FELICITAS - Felicitas, foot on prow, holding caduceus and cornucopiae. VF. Nice glossy black patina. Clear high quality portrait.

$129.

7694. OTACILIA SEVERA. AE Sestertius. /PVDICITIA std. VF. Exceptionally large flan and large portrait.

$199.

10152. FAUSTINA JR. - Roman Empress and Wife of Emperor Marcus Aurelius - 161-175 A.D. - Rome, AD 161-75. Brass Sestertius (24.2g, 34mm). High relief, artistic portrait. Obverse: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA - Draped bust of Faustina Junior right. Reverse: IVNONI REGINAE S C, Juno standing left with peacock. Annia Galeria Faustina Minor (Minor Latin for the younger), Faustina Minor or Faustina the Younger (February 16 between 125 and 130-175) was a daughter of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius and Roman Empress Faustina the Elder. She was a Roman Empress and wife to her maternal cousin Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Though Roman sources give a generally negative view of her character, she was held in high esteem by soldiers and her own husband and was given divine honors after her death. F+. Pitting on reverse but a decent portrait and an especially large flan.

$89.

9500. AELIUS, 136-138. AE As. Bare headed bust of Aelius right of fine style. /Spes adv left, holding flower & lifting skirt. VF. Scarce.

$149.

10360. AELIUS CAESAR, 136-138. AE Dupondius. Rome mint, 136-138 AD. Bare head right. / Spes standing left, holding flower and lifting skirt. Composition: Bronze, weight: 12.40 gm. diameter: 26 mm. Nice VF portrait. Scarce. VF. Scarce.

$129.



4 GOOD SILVER NICE ROMAN DENARII $400
Provenance: All coins purchased from US dealers in the early 2000's or before.

10133. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211 AD, AR Denarius. SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate hd. r. with heavy beard in several long curls. Near EF. Much better than photo.

$199.

9476. JULIA MAMAEA, mother of Alexander Severus. Denarius. /Juno std. EF. Better than image.

$89.

11352. SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 221-235. AR Denarius (20mm, 2.94 g). Laureate bust right. / Jupiter holding globe of the world right. Near EF. Lightly toned. Slightly mottled surface on reverse not as noticeable as photo.

$89.

7693. GETA, 198-212. Denarius, H46/1 /VICTORIAE BRIT, Victory stg l. EF. Scarce and desirable type commemorating victories in Britain 209-211.

$189.