ROMAN COINS
(1st century, the 12 Caesars)


JULIOCLAUDIANS AUGUSTUS PLAUTIUS SILVANUS LIVIA
JULIA MARCELLUS AGRIPPA CAIUS
LUCIUS AGRIPPA POSTUMUS ASINIUS GALLUS TIBERIUS
APRONIUS DRUSUS LIVILLA TIB. GEMELLUS
GERM. GEMELLUS SEJANUS NERO CL. DRUSUS ANTONIA
GERMANICUS AGRIPPINA SR. NERO & DRUSUS CAE. CALIGULA
CAESONIA DRUSILLA JR. CALIGULA SISTERS CLAUDIUS
QUINTUS VERANIUS VAL. MESSALINA AGRIPPINA JR. BRITANNICUS
CLAUDIA ANTONIA CLAUDIA OCTAVIA NERO POPPAEA
CLAUDIA NERONIS STAT. MESSALINA CIVIL WAR VINDEX
CLODIUS MACER GALBA OTHO VITELLIUS
FATHER CHILDREN JULIUS CIVILIS FLAVIANS
VESPASIAN DOMITILLA SR. DOMITILLA JR. FLAVIA DOMITILLA
ANTONIA CAENIS TITUS JULIA TITI DOMITIAN
DOMITIA DOMITIAN'S SON VESPASIAN JR. VARIA


THE JULIO-CLAUDIANS
( Family Tree )

JULIUS CAESAR [1], 49-44 BC (see Roman Imperatorial coins page)

THE ROMAN FORUM 1876

11684. LE FORUM ROMAIN, ET LES FORUMS DE JULES CESAR, D'AUGUSTE, DE VESPASIEN, DE NERVA ET DE TRAJAN, Par Ferdinand Dutert, 1876. Elephant folio 13 x 20 x 0.75 inches. Original leather binding and finely marbled end leaves. 45 pages of text with interspersed engravings including a number of architectural coin reverses. 9 full page engravings, about half double page, one plate missing. Sound and in generally excellent condition with minimal foxing and matching protective leather strips on top and bottom of spine. Cover. End plate marbling.

$1450.



WITH HUNDREDS OF ROMAN COIN ILLUSTRATIONS

6590. LES CESARS DE L'EMPEREUR JULIEN, Baron Spanheim, 1728. contempory calf boards, rebacked, gilt stamped, marbled. Contains hundreds examples of Roman and provincial coins with choice engravings of most. 7.5 x 9.5". Generally excellent condition.

$1850.



AUGUSTUS [2], 27 BC - 14 AD

OCTAVIAN CAESAR AUGUSTUS

11422. ORIGINAL MARBLE BUST OF OCTAVIAN CAESAR AUGUSTUS BY PIETRO TENERANI, Signed and dated "TENERANI FEC ROM 1863.". A beautifully rendered original marble bust of the first Roman emperor Augustus as a young man, perhaps while still known as Octavian before he took the title of Augustus. An original signed and dated work by the famous Neoclassical sculptor Pietro Tenerani. Size bust alone 17.5 inches (44.5cm) high x 11.5 inches (29cm) wide x 9.5 inch (24cm) deep. 21.75 inch (55.5cm) high on socle. Life sized. Provenance: In the collection of a London family for the past 100 years. Front view. Signature. Shown to Christies London which confirmed its authenticity. A serious original artwork by a famous artist.

Pietro Tenerani (1789-1869), Italian neoclassical sculptor, has works displayed in major museums such as his beautiful Psyche in a Faint in the Hermitage. He studied in the studios of both Antonio Canova and Bertel Thorvaldsen and carried a neoclassical style into the mid-nineteenth century. His most prominent commission was for the tomb of Pope Pius VIII in Rome. Wikipedia article.

SOLD.



6594. AUGUSTUS, by C. Plotius Rufus, 15BC. As, RIC.389. Bare hd Augustus r./C PLOTIVS RVFVS III VIR A A A FF SC. VF. Scarce.

$750.



10471. AUGUSTUS, SPAIN, EMERITA. Divvus Augustus, AE30 (by Tiberius after 14 AD). Rare. Weight: 11.95 g; Size 30 mm. Obverse: DIVVS AVGVSTVS PATER; bare head of Augustus left. Reverse: COL AVGVSTA EMERITA; city-gate of Emerita with twin portals. A seldom seen type from Emerita, this one is a very nice example and is well centered on both sides. Coin has nice glossy black patina. Rare. Condition: Good F/VF. Reference: RPC 32.

$250.



9426. AUGUSTUS VICTORY OVER PARTHIA REVERSE, 27 BC- AD 14. AR Denarius, Rome mint. P. Petronius Turpilianus, moneyer. Struck 19-18 BC. Draped bust of Feronia right, wearing stephane / Parthian kneeling right, extending standard to which is attached a vexillum marked X. RIC I 288; RSC 484.

This type commemorates Augustus' diplomatic triumph in securing the restoration of the legionary standards which had been lost by Crassus and Antony in the disastrous campaigns of 53 and 36 BC. VF+. Excellent sharp example much better than photo.

$450.



9427. AUGUSTUS VICTORY OVER PARTHIA REVERSE, 27 BC- AD 14. AR Denarius, RSC 485. By P. Petronius Turpilianus, 18 BC. Bust Liber or Bacchus r./Parthian kneeling with Roman standard.

This type commemorates Augustus' diplomatic triumph in securing the restoration of the legionary standards which had been lost by Crassus and Antony in the disastrous campaigns of 53 and 36 BC. EF.

$750.



M. PLAUTIUS SILVANUS, proconsul under Augustus


LIVIA, wife of Augustus, mother of Tiberius


JULIA, daughter of Augustus, step-daughter of Livia, wife of Marcellus, Agrippa and Tiberius, mother of Gaius and Lucius caesars, Agrippa Postumus, Julia the Younger and Agrippina Senior


MARCELLUS, son-in-law and intended heir of Augustus, son of Octavia (sister of Augustus), first husband and cousin of Julia


AGRIPPA, son in-law and intended successor of Augustus, 2nd husband of Julia, father of Gaius and Lucius caesars, Agrippa Postumus, Julia the Younger and Agrippina Senior

10227. AUGUSTUS WITH AGRIPPA, GAUL, NEMAUSUS. Augustus, with Agrippa. 27 BC-AD 14. AE As (28mm, 13.35 g, 12h). Struck circa 9-3 BC. Back to back heads of Agrippa, wearing combined rostral crown and laurel wreath, and Augustus, laureate / Crocodile right, chained to palm frond with wreath at top; two palm fronds at base. RPC I 524; RIC I 158. VF, black patina, some minor roughness and marks. A superior example much clearer than most.

$650



7662. AGRIPPA (struck by Caligula). Dupondius, RIC58. /Neptune stg. l. VF.

$650.



CAIUS CAESAR, adopted son and intended heir of Augustus, son of Agrippa and Julia


LUCIUS CAESAR, adopted son and intended heir of Augustus, son of Agrippa and Julia

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.

$150.



AGRIPPA POSTUMUS, son of Agrippa and Julia


ASINIUS GALLUS, proconsul of Asia and potential successor of Augustus

TIBERIUS [3], 14-37

TRIBUTE PENNY OF THE BIBLE IN GOLD

8882. ROMAN EMPIRE, TIBERIUS, 14-37 AD. Gold aureus, 20 mm, 7.64 gm. RIC I 25, HRIC 6a. Obverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS; Laureate head of the emperor Tiberius facing right. Reverse: PONTIF MAXIM, His mother Livia (as Pax) seated right on a throne holding long royal scepter in right hand and olive branch in left. Good VF with complete legends and all devices clear, and considerably better than the photo. This is the same Tribute Penny coin type mentioned in the Bible but stuck in gold as the much rarer and more valuable aureus rather than the usual silver denarius.

$5500



10277. TIBERIUS, 14-37. AE dupondius. Commagene mint. Struck 19/20 AD. 29 mm, 15.8 g. TI CAESAR DIVI AVGVSTI F AVGVSTVS, laureate head. Reverse - PON MAXIM COS III IMP VII TR POT XXII, crossed cornucopia and winged caduceus. RPC 3869, RIC 90. Large 30mm flan, heavy 14.6g. EF with choice glossy black patina. One of the best examples of this type I've carried.

The caduceus was originally the herald's staff carried by Mercury, the messenger of the gods. Although it was adorned with vines at one time, it came to be decorated with intertwined snakes as the result of an incident in which Mercury used the staff to separate two fighting snakes. Thus the caduceus became a representation of the resolution of quarrels, and since snakes were also closely associated with healing, it also became the symbol of the medical profession. Roman gods and goddesses often had multiple duties, and Mercury moonlighted as the god of trade. He is additionally represented on this coin by the two cornucopias which signify commercial prosperity. The obverse inscription TI CAESAR DIVI AUGUSTI F AUGUSTUS (Tiberius Caesar, son of the divine Augustus) was a bit of propaganda by Tiberius to associate himself with his popular stepfather. Bronze coins with Tiberius' portrait are scarce, especially anywhere nearly as nice as this exceptional piece. A beautiful coin with a fine silky black patina.

$1250



6596. TIBERIUS. AE As. /SC. EF. Nice example.

$450.



LUCIUS APRONIUS, proconsul in Africa under Tiberius

DRUSUS (Drusus II, Drusus Minor) b13BC-d23AD, son of Tiberius

LIVILLA, wife of Gaius Caesar and Drusus, daughter of Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia, sister of Germanicus and Claudius, mother of Tiberius and Germanicus Gemellus and Livia Julia, granddaughter of Livia, Marc Antony and Octavia

TIBERIUS GEMELLUS, son of Drusus and Livilla


TIBERIUS GEMELLUS and GERMANICUS GEMELLUS, sons of Drusus and Livilla

11027. TIBERIUS GEMELLUS and GERMANICUS GEMELLUS, sons of Drusus and Livilla. AD 19-37/8 and 19-23/4, respectively. AE Sestertius (32mm, 25.97 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck under Tiberius, AD 22-23. Crossed cornucopias, each surmounted by the bust of a boy, vis-a-vis; winged caduceus between / Large S C. RIC I 42 (Tiberius). Fine, green patina, traces of earthen highlights, tiny pit under the boy's chin on left. Ex Classical Numismatic Group 76 (12 September 2007), lot 1371. Rare.

$2250.



SEJANUS, potential successor of Tiberius


NERO CLAUDIUS DRUSUS, younger brother of Tiberius, husband of Antonia, father of Germanicus, Livilla and Claudius


ANTONIA (aka Antonia Minor or Antonia the Younger), 3rd daughter of Marc Antony and Octavia, wife of Nero Claudius Drusus, mother of Germanicus, Livilla, and Claudius

10155. ANTONIA - DAUGHTER OF OF MARC ANTONY AND OCTAVIA. Dupondius, RIC (Claudius) 92- Struck under Claudius. 30mm, 12g. Obverse: ANTONIA AVGVSTA; her draped bust right. Reverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TRP IMP; togate figure of Claudius as a priest standing left holding a simpulum. VF with some smoothing of obverse fields. Somewhat better than photo. Scarce.

$1250.



GERMANICUS, son of Nero Claudius Drusus and Antonia

7665. GERMANICUS, father of Caligula, AE As, HRIC 3 ($300-$1000). Germanicusí hd. r./Large SC. VF. Small area of corrosion on forehead. Nice portrait!

$450.



6597. CHOICE EF GERMANICUS. AE As by Caligula. /Large SC. EF. Choice example with great detailed portrait.

$1450.



AGRIPPINA SENIOR, mother of Caligula, wife of Germanicus

6604. AGRIPPINA. AE Sestertius. /SC. Excellent style EF portrait.

$1850.



NERO (Nero Julius Caesar Germanicus c. AD 6-AD 30) AND DRUSUS (Drusus III, Drusus Julius Caesar, AD 7-AD 33) CAESARS, sons of Germanicus and Agrippina Senior, brothers of Caligula

11315. NERO and DRUSUS CAESARS, AE As of Carthago Nova, Spain. Struck by Tiberius. AD 14-37. AE AS (29mm, 15.49 g, 5h). Struck AD 23-29. Bare head of Tiberius left / Confronted bare-headed and draped busts of Nero and Drusus. ACIP 3149; RPC I 179. Near VF, brown patina. Great example with choice portrait busts of Nero and Drusus caesars for these as well as a fine style bust of Tiberius. An interesting dynastic issue. Scarce.

These two caesars are not the same persons as the later emperor Nero, and Drusus, the son of Tiberius, of the same names who are listed separately below. Nero and Drusus caesars were eventually accused of plotting against Tiberius and imprisoned. Drusus caesar was starved to death, at the end gnawing on his bedding to survive. Nero caesar was imprisoned on the island of Ponza and also either starved to death or forced to commit suicide.

$1250.



10858. NERO and DRUSUS CAESARS, AE As of Carthago Nova, Spain. Struck by Tiberius. Obverse: TI CAESAR DIVI AVGVSTI F AVGVSTVS P M, laureate head of Tiberius right. Reverse: NERO ET DRVSVS CAESARES QVINQ C V I N C, confronting heads of Nero & Drusus caesars. SGI 335, RPC 179, SNGCop 500. 12.91g, 29mm. Good F, with especially clear portrait busts of Nero and Drusus caesars. An interesting dynastic issue. Scarce.

These two caesars are not the same persons as the later emperor Nero, and Drusus, the son of Tiberius, of the same names who are listed separately below. Nero and Drusus caesars were eventually accused of plotting against Tiberius and imprisoned. Drusus caesar was starved to death, at the end gnawing on his bedding to survive. Nero caesar was imprisoned on the island of Ponza and also either starved to death or forced to commit suicide.

$250.



CALIGULA [4], 37-41

POWERFUL PORTRAIT OF CALIGULA

7669. ROMAN EMPIRE, GAIUS CALIGULA, 37-41 AD. AE As 29 mm, 10.95 gm. Obverse: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT; Bare head of Caligula facing left. Reverse: VESTA S C across field, Vesta seated left, holding patera and scepter. RIC I 38; BMCRE 46; Cohen 27. EF. A choice example as good as they come with a beautiful dark chocolate patina. Near perfect centering with all devices sharp and clear and evenly struck in every detail. An exceptional example.

$3500.



CAESONIA, fourth wife of Caligula, mother of Drusilla Minor


DRUSILLA MINOR, daughter of Caligula and Caesonia


DRUSILLA AND JULIA LIVILLA (with AGRIPPINA JR.), sisters of Caligula, daughters of Germanicus and Agripinna Sr.


CLAUDIUS [5], 41-54

6600. CLAUDIUS. AE As. /Libertas stg. EF. Choice sharp example.

$850.



CLAUDIUS SESTERTIUS WITH NERO COUNTERMARK

8920. CLAUDIUS, 41-54. Sestertius (with Nero countermark). See HRIC Nero. Fine style portrait Claudius, NCAPR countermark/OB CIVES SERVATOS within oak wreath. AVF.

$850.



QUINTUS VERANIUS, governor of Lycia (43-48 AD) under Claudius, later governor of Britain in 57 AD.

VALERIA MESSALINA, 3rd wife of Claudius, mother of Britannicus and Claudia Octavia, stepmother of Claudia Antonia

AGRIPPINA JR., sister of Caligula, niece and 4th wife of Claudius, mother of Nero

BRITANNICUS, son of Claudius by Messalina

11142. BRITANNICUS, AD 41-55, Smyrna, Ionia, son of Claudius and Messalina, 41-54 AD, 3.96 g, struck under Claudius 50-54 AD, 17.0mm. Obv: ZYM; draped bareheaded bust right. Rev: Nike advancing right, carrying trophy. SNG Copenhagen 1349ff; BMC Ionia p270, 283f. Good VF, excellent style portrait for type, better in-hand.

$650.



11138. BRITANNICUS, AD 41-55, son of Claudius. Ionia, Smyrna. AD 41-55. AE (15mm, 3.70 g, 6h). Philistos and Eikadios, magistrates. Struck circa AD 50-54. Bareheaded and draped bust right / Nike advancing right, carrying trophy over shoulder. Klose Type XXXI; RPC I 2476 (Nero as Caesar, under Claudius); SNG Copenhagen 1351; SNG von Aulock 7995. VF, earthen green patina, minor roughness. Attractive for the issue. Provenance: From the Patrick H. C. Tan Collection.

$250.



CLAUDIA ANTONIA, daughter of Claudius and Aelia Paetina, half-sister of Britannicus and Claudia Octavia, niece of Sejanus, step-sister of Nero


CLAUDIA OCTAVIA, first wife of Nero, daughter of Claudius and Messalina, sister of Britannicus


NERO [6], 50-68, son of Agrippina Jr., adopted son of Claudius

7675. NERO, 54-68 AD. AE33 of Perinthos. /PERINQIWN within oak-wreath. VF. Choice example of this scarce sestertius sized provincial bronze of Nero with perfectly centered obverse with sharp legends.

$1250.



9492. NERO ARA PACIS ARCHITECTURAL REVERSE, 54-68AD. AE As. /ARA PACIS, the altar of Peace. F+. Rare architectural rv.

$650.



BEAUTIFUL PORTRAIT

6610. NERO. AE Sestertius. /Annona & Ceres. EF/VF. Superb portrait!

$3000.



EXCEPTIONAL FINE STYLE PORTRAIT

7941. LARGE NERO PROVINCIAL, NERO, 54-68 AD. AE33 of Perinthos, Thrace struck 59-63 AD. [NEPWN K]AISAP ΣEBAΣTO[Σ]. Laureate bust left./[Π]EPIN / ΘIΩN. Apollo, chlayms behind left shoulder, loins draped, standing left, holding patera and sceptre. Schonert 230; RPC 1753; Varbanov 11. AEF. Beautiful young portrait of Nero. Rare.

$1250.



9430. CHOICE NERO QUADRANS, 50-68 AD. AE Quadrans, HRIC 37. Helmet on column, against which rests a shield/Laurel branch. VF+. Rare. Choice example with spectacular perfect glossy jade green patina. Much better than photo.

$150.



POPPAEA, Augusta, AD 62-65. Second wife of Nero, previously wife of Otho, d. 65 AD, mother of Claudia Neronis

11032. NERO AND POPPAEA, AD 54-68. BI Tetradrachm (25mm, 12.51 g, 12h). Dated RY 10 (AD 63/4). Radiate head of Nero right / Draped bust of Poppaea right; L I (date) before. Koln 157; Dattari (Savio) 196; K&G 14.78; RPC I 5275. VF, matte, grayish tone. Scarce and a superior example of the type.

$650.



CLAUDIA NERONIS, Augusta AD 63, daughter of Nero by Poppaea, d. aged 3 months 63 AD

STATILIA MESSALINA, Augusta AD 66-68. Third wife of Nero

11307. NERO AND STATILIA MESSALINA. Silver Denarius, 17mm (3.41 grams). Rome mint: struck 64-66 A.D. according to the references but almost certainly struck in AD 66 to celebrate her marriage to Nero and her assumption of the title of Augusta in that year. Reference: RIC I 45 and 57; BMCRE 54; BN 201; WCN 55; RSC 43. NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS, laureate head of Nero right. / AVGVSTVS AVGVSTA, Nero, radiate, on left, holding patera and scepter, and Statilia Messalina on right, holding patera and cornucopiae, both standing facing. Choice example with very fine style portrait of Nero and excellent metal.

$950.



THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD OF 68-69


VINDEX, 68


CLODIUS MACER, 68


GALBA [7], 68-69

10139. GALBA, 68-69 AD. AE34 Sestertius, RIC 392, BMC 79, Cohen 185, 25.50 g. Obverse: SER GALBA IMP CAESAR AVG TRP; laureate and draped bust right. Reverse: Roma helmeted and in military dress standing holding Victory and spear; SC ROMA across fields. F. Tiber patina. An excellent high contrast and centered portrait for the grade. A very large portrait.

$350.



OTHO [8], 69


VITELLIUS [9], 69


LUCIUS VITELLIUS, father of Vitellius


VITELLIUS GERMANICUS AND VITELLIA, son and daughter of Vitellius


JULIUS CIVILIS, rebel 69-70



THE FLAVIANS, 69-96 AD


VESPASIAN [10], 69-79

APPARENTLY ONLY THE SECOND KNOWN EXAMPLE AND THE ONLY ONE IN PRIVATE HANDS!

11590. VESPASIAN, 69-79 AD. AE35, 24.54 g. Sestertius. Lugdunum mint. IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM TR PPP COS III. Laureate head of Vespasian right. Rv. JUDAEA CAPTA SC; Jewess captive seated right under a palm tree mourning; to left of palm tree a male Jewish captive standing left with hands bound behind back looking left. RIC 1205v with the male Jew looking left rather than right. VF with somewhat rough surfaces. An excessively rare Judaea Capta variant, apparently only the second known of this type, the other in the Ashmoleon Museum at Oxford.

$6500.



10884. VESPASIAN, AD 69-79. AE Dupondius (28mm, 12.09 g, 6h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint. Struck AD 77-78. Laureate head right, small globe at point of bust / Fides standing left, holding patera and cornucopia. RIC II 1210; Lyon 76. Near VF, brown patina, some light porosity. Excellent portrait. Ex D. Heuer Collection.

$1250.



10438. VESPASIAN, 69-79, AE As. (27mm, 11.41 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 76. Laureate head right / Victory standing right on prow, holding wreath and palm. RIC II 897. EF, green patina, some very minor smoothing.

$1200.



JUDAEA CAPTURED BY THE ROMANS

7545. VESPASIAN, 69-79. Judaea Capta Sestertius, 33mm, 25.49 gm. Hendin 773v. Head of the emperor Vespasian r./Palm, bound Jew to l., mourning Jewess to r. AVF. Struck to commemorate the Roman victory in the first Judaean revolt. A rare coin of important historical interest.

$1850.



JUDAEA CAPTURED BY THE ROMANS

10170. VESPASIAN, 69-79, JUDAEA CAPTA with AGRIPPA II. AE27. JUDAEA, Roman Administration. Agrippa II, with Vespasian. Circa 50-100 CE. AE 28mm (15.55 g, 12h). Dated RY 27 (CE 86/7). AYTOKPA OYECPACI KAICAPI CEBACTw, laureate head of Vespasian right / Tyche standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopia; to left, crescent moon; date across field. RPC II 2283; Meshorer 166; Hendin 619. VF, nice contrasty brown and tan patina. Extremely rare, and of comparable quality to the specimens illustrated in RPC and Hendin.

While there is much debate regarding the calculation of Agrippa's regnal dates, both place this issue well within the reign of Domitian. The portrait of Vespasian, who had died seven years earlier, must then represent him as Divus Vespasian. As the obverse legend makes no reference to his divine status, it quite probable that Agrippa II was balancing his avid support for the Flavian dynasty, with whom he had allied upon Vespasian's elevation, along with his respect for Judaic religious restriction regarding perceived idolatry by referring to the late emperor as a god.

$350.



BEAUTIFUL PATINA

10358. VESPASIAN PROVINCIAL SESTERTIUS, 69-79 AD. Vespasian. AD 69-79, Roman Provincial KOINON of BITHYNIA. Struck AD 71-79 M. Salvidenus Asprenas, Proconsul. Diam. 34 mm. Weight 26.6 gr. Obv: Vespasian Laureate head right. Rev: Bithynia seated left, holding patera and cornucopiae. RPC II 611. Good Fine. Beautiful gem-like fine glossy emerald green patina. Rare.

$450.



DOMITILLA THE ELDER, wife of Vespasian, mother of Titus and Domitian and Domitilla the younger


DOMITILLA THE YOUNGER (Flavia Domitilla Minor, c. 45 - c. 66, Augusta posthumously), daughter of Vespasian and Domitilla the elder


FLAVIA DOMITILLA III, (Christian Saint), granddaughter of Vespasian and Domitilla the elder, daughter of Domitilla the younger


ANTONIA CAENIS, mistress and de facto 2nd wife of Vespasian

TITUS [11], 69-81

RARE LARGE DYNASTIC BRONZE

6124. VESPASIAN AND TITUS, Alexandria, year 8 (A.D. 75-76). ∆ Drachm (18.03 gm). Obverse laureate head of Vespasian right. Reverse laureate head of Titus right. Koln 307. Dattari 351 var. Milne 443 var. VF, buff-brown patina. Rare and a choice portrait example. Ex. CNG 53, 1201.

$1750.



JULIA TITI, daughter of Titus

9496. CHOICE PORTRAIT BRONZE OF JULIA TITI, daughter of Titus. AE As, HRIC_. Bust r. with hair in bun/Ceres std. l. Choice Near EF portrait. Rare. See an only slightly better one that sold for $40,000 in Triton XVIII.

$1450.



7806. JULIA TITI, daughter of Titus. Sestertius, Vagi 1059. Carpentum drawn r. by two mules. /Large SC. AVF. Rare.

$650.



DOMITIAN [12], 69-96

10202. DOMITIAN SESTERTIUS, AD 81-96. AE Sestertius (36mm, 25.62 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 90-91. Laureate head right / Jupiter seated left, holding Victory and scepter. RIC II 702. Near VF, dark green-brown patina, some roughness on reverse. Ex. Collection RW.

$650.



11048. DOMITIAN MEDALLION, AD 81-96. Thrace, Philippopolis. AE Medallion (37mm, 25.39 g, 7h). Struck AD 88-89. Laureate head right / Tyche standing facing, head left, holding grain ears; to lower left, river god Hebrus reclining right, leaning on overturned urn and holding branch. Mouchmov, Philippopolis 3; Varbanov 620; RPC II 351. VF, green patina. Scarce. A nice example.

$2250.



THE SECULAR GAMES

10146. DOMITIAN, Caesar: 69-81 A.D. Emperor: 81-96 A.D. Bronze As 32mm (11.31 grams) Rome mint: 14 Sep - 31 Dec, 88 AD. Reference: RIC 623; Sear'88 #910. Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right. Reverse: COS XIIII LVD SAEC FEC, Domitian standing left sacrificing from patera over altar, with hexastyle temple in background, two attendants playing harp and pan pipes to left, SC in emerge.

In 88 AD, Domitian initiated the Saecular Games (LVDI SAECVLVM), a celebration to mark the commencement of a new age, or Saeculum. The games were first celebrated in either 348 or 249 BC and were supposed to be held every 100 to 105 years; however, after 146 BC the schedule was thrown off track by civil wars and disruptions, and the next Saeculum was not celebrated until Augustus did so in 17 BC. Claudius, using the earlier formula, celebrated a new set in 47 AD, but Domitian dated his Saeculum from the Augustan games 105 years previous. The reverse of this handsome coins shows Domitian opening the games with a sacrifice before the Temple of Jupiter Stator, attended by two flute-playing musicians. AVF, a rare and interesting reverse.

$1250.



9458. DOMITIAN LEGIONARY STANDARDS CISTOPHOR, 69-96 AD. AR26 Cistophorus, Crawford 667. Bust r./Legionary standards. Nice VF. Scarce.

$2250.



DOMITIA LONGINA, wife of Domitian

9459. DOMITIAN AND DOMITIA, 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.

$250.



DEIFIED SON OF DOMITIAN, son of Domitian and Domitia who died while a boy


VESPASIAN JUNIOR, adopted son and heir apparent of Domitian

11341. VESPASIAN JR., c. 88-95 AD, struck 94/95 AD at Smyrna, Ionia. AE 3.67 g. Obverse: OYHΣΠAΣIANOΣ NEOTEPOC bare headed bust of Vespasian Junior right. Reverse: ΣMYPNAIΩN, Nike advancing left holding palm branch. BMC 316; RPC II 1029; Kose Plate 31 V4/R7; Vagi 1164. Dark green patina. VF. Extremely rare. RR! Only a few examples known, this one of the best.

After Domitian's own son died in 82 AD a successor to the throne was lacking. In order to have heirs for his title, Domitian adopted two sons of his cousin Flavius Clemens and Flavia Domitilla III (see entry above) who were his great-nephews. They were renamed Vespasianus and Domitianus. Vespasianus Jr. was originally named Titus Flavius Domitianus. However he soon realized that having potential heirs meant a potential rival and possible assassination. So he had their father Flavius Clemens executed in 95 AD and their mother Domitilla III banished and the two boys either killed or exiled though their exact fate is unknown. This act recoiled on him as he was soon murdered by Stefanus, the steward of Flavia Domitilla III. There are no known coins bearing a name or portrait for Domitian Jr., and only this single issue for Vespasian Jr. Provenance: The W.B. and R.E. Montgomery Collection.

$6500.



11355. VESPASIAN JR., c. 88-95 AD, struck 94/95 AD at Smyrna, Ionia. AE (16mm, 2.81 g, 12h). Obverse: OYHΣΠAΣIANOΣ NEOTEPOΣ bare headed bust of Vespasian Junior right. Reverse: ΣMYPNAIΩN, Nike advancing left holding palm branch. BMC 316; RPC II 1028; Kose Plate 31 V4/R7; Vagi 1164. Dark green patina. VF. Extremely rare. RR! Only a few examples known.

After Domitian's own son died in 82 AD a successor to the throne was lacking. In order to have heirs for his title, Domitian adopted two sons of his cousin Flavius Clemens and Flavia Domitilla III (see entry above) who were his great-nephews. They were renamed Vespasianus and Domitianus. Vespasianus Jr. was originally named Titus Flavius Domitianus. However he soon realized that having potential heirs meant a potential rival and possible assassination. So he had their father Flavius Clemens executed in 95 AD and their mother Domitilla III banished and the two boys either killed or exiled though their exact fate is unknown. This act recoiled on him as he was soon murdered by Stefanus, the steward of Flavia Domitilla III. There are no known coins bearing a name or portrait for Domitian Jr., and only this single issue for Vespasian Jr.

$1250.



11517. VESPASIAN JR., c. 88-95 AD, struck 94/95 AD at Smyrna, Ionia. AE (17 mm, 2.321 g, 12h). Obverse: OYHΣΠAΣIANOΣ NEOTEPOC bare headed bust of Vespasian Junior right. Reverse: ΣMYPNAIΩN, Nike advancing right holding palm branch. BMC 316; RPC II 1028; Kose Plate 31 V4/R7; Vagi 1164. Dark green patina. VF. Extremely rare. RR! Only a few examples known, this one of the better ones.

After Domitian's own son died in 82 AD a successor to the throne was lacking. In order to have heirs for his title, Domitian adopted two sons of his cousin Flavius Clemens and Flavia Domitilla III (see entry above) who were his great-nephews. They were renamed Vespasianus and Domitianus. Vespasianus Jr. was originally named Titus Flavius Domitianus. However he soon realized that having potential heirs meant a potential rival and possible assassination. So he had their father Flavius Clemens executed in 95 AD and their mother Domitilla III banished and the two boys either killed or exiled though their exact fate is unknown. This act recoiled on him as he was soon murdered by Stefanus, the steward of Flavia Domitilla III. There are no known coins bearing a name or portrait for Domitian Jr., and only this single issue for Vespasian Jr.

$3750.



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