ROMAN COINS
(The 2nd century)


ADOPTIVE NERVA TRAJAN TRAJAN PATER
PLOTINA MARCIANA MATIDIA MATIDIA JR.
HADRIAN SABINA ANTINOUS AELIUS
ANT. PIUS FAUSTINA SR. GALERIUS AURELIUS
FAUSTINA JR. SONS ANNIUS VERUS LUCIUS VERUS
LUCILLA COMMODUS CRISPINA CIVIL WAR
PERTINAX TITIANA PERTINAX JR. DID. JULIANUS
SCANTILLA DIDIA CLARA PESCENNIUS NIGER ALBINUS


THE ADOPTIVE EMPERORS (Nerva & the Antonines), 96-192 ( Family Tree )

ANONYMOUS ISSUES, early 2nd century A.D.

NERVA, 96-98

9497. NERVA LEGIONARY FIDELITY CISTOPHOR, 96-98. Didrachm of Caesarea struck 97, S868. AR g. AUTOKRA NEROUAC KAICAR C*BACTOC UPAT G Laureate head r. Rev. OMON - CTRAT Two clasped hands holding standard on prow. Sydenham, The Coinage of Caesarea in Cappadocia (1933), 56, 140. Rare. Good metal, good VF. A remarkable portrait that looks little like Nerva and may have been modeled on someone else.

$1450.



TRAJAN, 98-117

THE CIRCUS MAXIMUS

11033. TRAJAN AD 98-117. AE Sestertius (34mm, 24.13 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 103-104. Laureate head right, slight drapery / View of the Circus Maximus, showing a colonnaded front (the Duodecim Portae), with arched gateways surmounted by quadrigae; temple of Sol along back wall; within, from left to right: meta, equestrian statue of Trajan, obelisk of Augustus, shrine of Cybele, and a second meta. RIC II 571; Woytek 175b. Fine, tan surfaces with some green in the fields, a little rough. Rare. Provenance: From the Deyo Collection. Some wear but an excellent contrasty patina that clearly shows nearly all the details of the famous Roman circus maximus. Well centered with most of the legends clear as well. All in all a very pleasing example.

$4500



9499. CHOICE TRAJAN PORTRAIT SESTERTIUS, 98-117 AD. AE Sestertius. /Providentia leaning on column above celestial globe. Choice EF portrait. A superb coin worthy of the finest collection.

$4000.



8606. TRAJAN, 98-117. Dupondius. /Dacia mourning std. next to trophy. VF+.

$850.



7684. TRAJAN, 98-117. Sestertius. /SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, Fortuna stg l. VF+.

$850.



6105. TRAJAN, 98-117. Cistophoric Tetradrachm. /Legionnary standards. VF. Scarce.

$1250.



PLOTINA, wife of Trajan


TRAJAN PATER, - c.100, father of Trajan


MARCIANA, sister of Trajan, mother of Matidia

10807. MARCIANA, Augusta, circa AD 105-112/4. Lydia, Sardis. AE (19mm, 4.58 g, 6h). Draped bust right / Pelops on horseback galloping right. SNG von Aulock 3150; BMC 132. Near VF, brown patina. Rare.

$500.



MATIDIA (Salonina Matidia), daughter of Marciana, niece of Trajan, mother-in-law of Hadrian, daughter of Marciana, mother of Sabina and Matidia the Younger


MATIDIA THE YOUNGER (Mindia Matidia or Matidia Minor), daughter of Matidia, sister of Sabina


HADRIAN, 117-138

12887. ROMAN MARBLE HEAD OF HADRIAN. Rome, 2nd-3rd century AD. Portrait head of the Roman emperor Hadrian (117-138). Carved in the round from fine-grained white Roman marble with finely polished surfaces. The 33 cm. height of this piece is slightly larger than life size. It powerfully depicts the emperor with his head turned slightly turned to the left, gaze fixed straight in front of him. His face is framed by thick curly hair and beard. The forehead is broad and smooth, the thick eyebrows are rendered with finely engraved features. The eye sockets are strongly chiaroscuro and his eyes are characterized by elongated eyelids carved in relief. The powerful wide nose increases the stern visage of the emperor. The cheekbones are high and strong, the bottoms of the ears show beneath the curly hair; the mouth is slightly open; the neck has an anatomically accurate modeling. The nose, ears and a few curls are chipped otherwise in excellent original condition. Provenance: A Florentine collection, Ex Dea Moneta. Comes with a 2009 Italian export permit.

With Hadrian begins a series of imperial Roman portraits bearded in imitation of the Greek philosophers. A wonderful classic sculpture that communicates the dignity and authority of this emperor who ruled at the pinnacle of the Roman empire. Left side. Italian export permit page 1. Italian export document page 2.

Price on request.



HADRIAN ARRIVES IN JUDAEA

11051. HADRIAN JUDAEA ADVENTUS, AD 117-138. AD 117-138. AE Sestertius (31mm, 25.04 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 134/5-138. Laureate and draped bust right / ADVENT[VI AVG] IVDAEAE, Hadrian standing right, raising right hand, facing Judaea standing left, holding patera in right hand and cup in left, at her feet, two small boys before her, one behind her, each holding a palm frond; between them, lit altar. RIC II 893; cf. Hendin 798. Near Fine, porous brown surfaces. Rare and important type. A decent example of this extremely desirable type with everything visible. VF examples have gone for over $30,000 at auction.

Between the years AD 119 and 136, the emperor Hadrian travelled throughout the Roman Empire, visiting various provinces to take stock of his inheritance and calm the disquiet which had arisen in the later years of Trajan's reign. His travels can be divided into two major episodes. The first tour was designed to shore-up Rome's northern borders and began sometime around AD 119 when Hadrian first visited the provinces of Gaul and Germania Inferior and Superior. The emperor then crossed the Channel to Britannia where, during his stay, construction began on a seventy-three-mile long wall across the north of the province, known to this day as Hadrian's Wall. In AD 122-123, Hadrian spent time in Hispania, then travelled east to Asia Minor. The remainder of this first tour was spent in the Balkans and Greece, touring such areas as Dacia and Achaea, before returning to Rome, via Sicily, in AD 126. Hadrian's second tour began in AD 128, when he set out on a short tour of the provinces of Africa and Mauretania. Returning for a brief stay in Rome, in AD 130 Hadrian then went again to Asia Minor, and continued into Syria, Judaea, Palestine, and, finally, Egypt. The bar-Kochba revolt in Judaea forced Hadrian to remain in the region until AD 135. In AD 136 Hadrian returned to Italia, ending his long travels. (Commentary courtesy CNG.)

$2500.



HADRIAN ARRIVES IN JUDAEA

11139. HADRIAN JUDAEA ADVENTUS, AD 117-138. AE Sestertius (31mm, 22.07 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 134-138. Bareheaded and draped bust right / ADVENTVI AVG IVDAEAE, Hadrian standing right, facing Judaea standing left, who holds patera and cup (or box), preparing to sacrifice at altar between them; small boy standing before Judaea, another behind, each holding a palm frond; sacrificial calf at base of altar. RIC II 890. Near Fine, sandy green patina. Rare. Rare and important type. A decent example of this extremely desirable type with everything visible. VF examples have gone for over $30,000 at auction.

Between the years AD 119 and 136, the emperor Hadrian traveled throughout the Roman Empire, visiting various provinces to take stock of his inheritance and calm the disquiet which had arisen in the later years of Trajan's reign. His travels can be divided into two major episodes. The first tour was designed to shore-up Rome's northern borders and began sometime around AD 119 when Hadrian first visited the provinces of Gaul and Germania Inferior and Superior. The emperor then crossed the Channel to Britannia where, during his stay, construction began on a seventy-three-mile long wall across the north of the province, known to this day as Hadrian's Wall. In AD 122-123, Hadrian spent time in Hispania, then traveled east to Asia Minor. The remainder of this first tour was spent in the Balkans and Greece, touring such areas as Dacia and Achaea, before returning to Rome, via Sicily, in AD 126. Hadrian's second tour began in AD 128, when he set out on a short tour of the provinces of Africa and Mauretania. Returning for a brief stay in Rome, in AD 130 Hadrian then went again to Asia Minor, and continued into Syria, Judaea, Palestine, and, finally, Egypt. The bar-Kochba revolt in Judaea forced Hadrian to remain in the region until AD 135. In AD 136 Hadrian returned to Italia, ending his long travels.

To commemorate these travels, Hadrian issued a variety of types in multiple denominations relating to each of the provinces he visited. For Judaea, he issued two types, inscribed IVDAEA and ADVENTVI AVG IVDAEA, respectively. Both show Hadrian facing Judaea, who stands prepared to sacrifice at an altar between them, and is flanked by two children holding palms. The only major variation between the two types is that, on those inscribed IVDAEA, a third child stands behind Judaea and the two others are advancing towards Hadrian. Other, minor varieties occur, such as Hadrian sometimes holds a scroll (as here), but these variations seem to reflect choices made by the respective engraver, rather than a change in policy regarding the types. Although Hadrian visited Judaea in the Summer of AD 130, it is likely that these two issues, as well as all Hadrian's travel series coins, were struck after Hadrian concluded his journeys. Although many cataloguers date the various travel coins to the date he visited a particular province, most scholarly treatments of his reign date them all to the last part of his reign: RIC places them circa AD 134-138, BMCRE places them circa AD 135-138, while Hill (P.V. Hill, "The Dating and Arrangement of Hadrian's 'COS III' Coins of the Mint of Rome" in Essays Baldwin) dates them to AD 136-137 (with these two Judaean types in AD 136). (Commentary courtesy CNG.)

$2500.



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

$200.



6107. HADRIAN, 134-138. AE23 provincial. /Octostyle temple. VF+. Scarce. Choice well centered example with EF temple.

$450.



11263. HADRIAN AE40 MEDALLION, 134-138. Phrygia, Laodicea ad Lycum mint. AE Medallion (40mm, 31.48 g, 12h). Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Zeus Laodiceus standing left, holding eagle and scepter. SNG M√ľnchen -; SNG von Aulock-; BMC 195. Fine, brown patina, obverse a bit rough, fine cleaning scratches on reverse. Rare. Provenance: From the Sierra Collection. Ex Lanz 92 (4 June 1999), lot 594.

$1850.



SABINA, wife of Hadrian

10312. SABINA, WIFE OF HADRIAN, Augusta, AD 128-136/7. Sestertius, 31mm, 26.7 g. Vibia Sabina born 86 AD - died 136 AD. Obverse: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG PP; draped bust of Sabina right. Reverse: Goddess Vesta enthroned left; RIC 1036. Near VF portrait. Scarce. Ex. German private collection.

$250.



10230. SABINA, WIFE OF HADRIAN, Augusta, AD 128-136/7. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.53 g, 6h). Rome mint. Diademed and draped bust right / Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter. RIC II 395a (Hadrian); RSC 43. EF, choice. Nice metal. $600.


10276. SABINA, WIFE OF HADRIAN, Augusta, AD 128-136/7. AR Denarius. Rome, ca. A.D 134-136. Diademed and draped bust of Sabina right, hair bound in queue down back of neck. Rv. Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter. 3.28 grams. RIC 395a. BMC 940. RSC 43. Good VF. Ex. Stacks, Coin Galleries.

$250.



ANTINOUS, youthful lover of Hadrian


AELIUS, 136-138

10749. AELIUS CAESAR, 136-138. AE As (26mm, 11.80 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 137. Bare head right / Pannonia standing facing, head left, holding vexillum. RIC II 1071 (Hadrian). VF, dark green patina, very minor roughness. Nice sharp reverse with detail in Pannonia's face and helmet. VF. Scarce.

$1250



ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161

10163. ANTONINUS PIUS. AD 138-161. AE As (27mm, 10.53 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 140-144. His laureate head right / Winged caduceus between crossed cornucopia overflowing with bounty. RIC III 705a. VF, brown patina with nice centering and excellent detail on both sides. A nice example of an interesting type. Provenance: From the J.S. Wagner Collection.

$450.



7686. CHOICE ANTONINUS PIUS CONSECRATIO DENARIUS, 138-161. Denarius c. 161 AD. /CONSECRATIO, Pius in quadriga atop tiered funeral pyre. EF+. Choice example with all legends and all detail sharp and clear and all flow marks as struck. Much better metal and coin than photo.

$850.



SCARCE ANEPIGRAPHIC REVERSE

9433. 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. Choice portrait and scarce anepigraphic rv.

$950.



SCARCE AND CHOICE RESTORATION BY TRAJAN DECIUS

8607. ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161. AR Antoninianus, 3.60gm, RSC.89. Radiate bust r./CONSECRATIO, Eagle stg. with spread wings. Old cabinet toning. EF. Scarce restoration issue by Trajan Decius.

$850.



8608. ANTONINUS PIUS, 138-161. Sestertius, HRIC.72. Laureate bust r./HONORI AVG COS IIII SC, Honos stg. l. holding branch and cornucopia. VF+. Superb gem-like forest green patina.

$3500.



FAUSTINA SENIOR, wife of Antoninus Pius

9502. NICE FAUSTINA SR. PORTRAIT SESTERTIUS, wife of Antoninus Pius. Sestertius, 32 mm 23.14 gm. /Aeternitas stg. l. VF+. A little roughness in the fields but an excellent detailed portrait. Significantly better than photo.

$450.



9503. NICE FAUSTINA SR. PORTRAIT SESTERTIUS, wife of Antoninus Pius. Sestertius. /Faustina stg. l. VF+. Nice. Significantly better than photo.

$450.



7689. FAUSTINA SR. AE Sestertius. /Aeternitas std. l. VF. Excellent style portrait.

$350.



GALERIUS ANTONINUS, son of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Senior

11867. GALERIUS ANTONINUS, son of Antoninus Pius. Diva Faustina Senior, with Galerius Antoninus. Augusta, AD 138-140/1. AE (27mm, 9.30 g, 12h). Uncertain mint on Cyprus. Struck circa AD 147. Veiled and draped bust of Diva Faustina Senior right / Bareheaded and draped bust of Galerius Antoninus right. Overbeck, Galerius 14; Parks 22; SNG Copenhagen -; Lindgren III 940. Vagi 1517. VF, green patina, light roughness. Rare and historically interesting.

This issue raises three important questions. The first regards where it was minted. While the general consensus assigns it to a mint in Cyprus, this attribution is tenuous, and Crete, the northern Balkans, and Rome itself have been suggested as equally plausible alternatives. The second question regards its strike date. If the obverse legend for this coin follows the pattern set at Rome, then this coin had to be struck after 147 AD when the DIVA FAVSTINA obverse legend was instituted. The third question then regards the purpose for which this coin was struck. Galerius Antoninus was the natural son of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Senior. When he had died before his father had been made Caesar, Hadrian compelled Antoninus Pius, now without any natural son, to adopt Lucius Verus, the son of Hadrian's previous Caesar, and Marcus Aurelius as his own sons and heirs. In AD 147 Faustina Junior, Antoninus Pius' only surviving child, was created Augusta upon her marriage to Marcus Aurelius. In the flurry of issues struck to commemorate this event and the formation of a new dynasty, it is quite possible that this issue was struck to commemorate the young boy's premature death and include him in an as yet uncertain way into the new imperial scheme. Commentary courtesy CNG.

$3500.



11237. GALERIUS ANTONINUS, son of Antoninus Pius. Cyprus, Uncertain mint. Diva Faustina Senior, with Galerius Antoninus. Died AD 140/1 and before AD 138. AE (27mm, 9.84 g, 12h). Struck circa AD 147. Veiled and draped bust of Diva Faustina Senior right, wearing stephane / Bare-headed and draped bust of Galerius Antoninus right. Overbeck, Galerius 14; SNG Copenhagen -; Lindgren III 940; Cohen 2 (Galerius and Faustina); Vagi 1517. Fine, mottled brown and black patina. Very rare. Rare portrait of this elusive emperor's son.

$1250.



MARCUS AURELIUS, 139-180

THE MIRACLE OF THE RAIN

11147. RARE RELIG AVG SESTERTIUS COMMEMORATING THE MIRACLE OF THE RAIN. MARCUS AURELIUS, AD 161-180. AE Sestertius (32mm, 26.72 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 173. Laureate bust right, slight drapery / Mercury standing left on pedestal, holding caduceus and purse, within temple with figural columns (telamones); on semicircular pediment, tortoise, cockerel, ram, caduceus, winged helmet, and purse; [REL]IG AVG in exergue. RIC III 1075 var. (bust type); Banti 257. Fine, brown surfaces, roughness. Rare.

This type is thought to refer to the famous rain miracle of the "Thundering Legion". While battling Quadi forces along the Danube in AD 173, the Legio XII Fulminata, exhausted by thirst, was close to falling to their opponents. Defeat seemed eminent until a sudden rain storm reinvigorated the Roman troops while frightening the enemy. Marcus attributed the storm to the grace of Mercury, while an alternative Christian version, one that appears to have been established quite early, gave credit to the prayers of Christian soldiers serving in the legion. Commentary courtesy CNG.

$1750.



BEAUTIFUL PATINA

8610. MARCUS AURELIUS, 139-161. Sestertius, HRIC.125. M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS PM, laureate bust r./TR POT XX IMP III COS III SC, Providentia stg. l. with globe at her feet. AVF. The great appeal of this coin lies in the superb lustrous jade patina, one of the finest patinas I've seen on an ancient bronze and unfortunately not done justice at all by the image. Must be seen to be appreciated.

$800.



10294. MARCUS AURELIUS, AD 161-180. AE Sestertius (31mm, 25.06 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck AD 169. Laureate head right / Fortuna seated left, holding rudder and cornucopia. RIC III 962; MIR 18, 178. VF, brown patina. Ex. CNG. From the J.S. Wagner Collection.

$650.



10612. MARCUS AURELIUS, AD 161-180. AE36 of Tarsus, Cilicia. AE (35mm, 31.60 g, 12h). Bareheaded, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Pyramidal monument of Sandan on large base covered by canopy supported by two winged figures wearing Phrygian helmets; animal heads between columns of base. SNG France1451; SNG Levante 1015. Near VF, green-brown surfaces. Rare. From the HLT Collection.

$1250.



FAUSTINA JUNIOR, wife of Marcus Aurelius, daughter of Antoninus Pius

10147. FAUSTINA JR., wife of Marcus Aurelius, 175-176 AD. Sestertius. References: RIC 1696. Diameter: 27.8-29.8 mm. Weight: 20.5 gr.Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA - Draped bust of Faustina II. Reverse: AETERNITAS S-C - Aeternitas seated left, holding scepter and globe surmounted by phoenix. VF. Scarce. Choice chestnut patina with a choice expressive portrait as well.

$650.



T. AELIUS ANTONINUS and T. AURELIUS ANTONINUS, twin sons of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Jr., brothers of Commodus, Annius Verus and Lucilla

10816. ANTONINUS PIUS, AELIUS ANTONINUS AND AURELIUS ANTONINUS. AD 138-161. AE Sestertius (31mm, 21.11 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 149. Laureate head right / Crossed cornucopias from which a grape bunch flanked by two grain ears hang, surmounted by busts of T. Aelius Antoninus and T. Aurelius Antoninus facing one another. Vagi 1575 (mistakenly attributing one of the busts to Lucilla). RIC III 857, Banti 411. VF, brown patina. Rare.

$950.



ANNIUS VERUS (Marcus Annius Verus Caesar), b. after May 162 - d. 10 September 169, Caesar 166-169, son of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Jr., brother of Commodus, Aurelius Antoninus and Lucilla

11236. COMMODUS AND ANNIUS VERUS, (son of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Jr.) Cilicia, Tarsus mint. Caesars, AD 166-169/70 and AD 166-177. AE (17mm, 3.28 g, 12h). Bust of Commodus left, vis-a-vis bust of Annius right, each bareheaded and draped; caduceus between / Decastyle temple with eagle in pediment. SNG France 1457; SNG Levante 1018. Fine, brown patina, light roughness. Scarce. Good portrait of Annius Verus.

Though the bust on the right is traditionally attributed to Annius Verus that seems improbable since Annius died age 7 and the bust on the right seems at least a teenager, possibly even older. Thus it is possibly a depiction of someone else. It would help to know when this coin was issued which I haven't found yet. Thus the identity of the person on the right seems unresolved to me. On the other hand perhaps it's only a stylistic issue since its a provincial issue far removed from Rome and the legend clearly identifies the two as Caesars.

$350.



LUCIUS VERUS, 161-169

10740. LUCIUS VERUS, 161-169. AE Sestertius (31mm, 24.09 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 162. Bareheaded and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, each togate, standing facing one another, clasping right hands. RIC III 1311 (Marcus Aurelius). Near VF, attractive brown surfaces.

$750.



LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus, daughter of Marcus Aurelius

10486. LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus, daughter of Marcus Aurelius. Augusta, AD 164-182. AE Sestertius (31mm, 22.35 g, 11h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 164. Draped bust right / Pietas standing left, extending hand over lighted altar and holding perfume box. RIC III 1756 (Aurelius). VF, green patina.

$650.



10523. LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus, daughter of Marcus Aurelius. AE Sestertius. 161-166 AD. Rome. Obv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust right. Rev: HILARITAS S-C, Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm branch and cornucopia. RIC III 1742 var? Sear 5500. Diam. 29.29 - 31.54 mm. Weight 26.18 gr. Nice large, thick heavy flan.

$450.



BEAUTIFUL PATINA

8611. LUCILLA, wife of Lucius Verus, daughter of Marcus Aurelius. Dupondius, HRIC.30. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F, draped bust r./VESTA SC, Vesta stg. l. holding simpulum and palladium. AVF. The great appeal of this coin lies in the superb lustrous jade patina, one of the finest patinas I've seen on an ancient bronze and unfortunately not done justice at all by the image. Must be seen to be appreciated.

$450.



COMMODUS, 166-192, son of Marcus Aurelius

6625. COMMODUS, c. 180 AD. Donative Sestertius, RIC 300. /Commodus std. l. on platform attended by officer, Liberalitas before him holding tessera and cornucopia, citizen at l. mounting steps. VF. Considerably better than photo with clear detailed donative scene.

$850.



10295. COMMODUS, AD 177-192. AE Sestertius (29mm, 24.63 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 189. Laureate head right / Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and scepter; eagle at feet. RIC III 525; MIR 18, 774. VF, brown surfaces, some porosity, light scratches. Ex. CNG. From the J.S. Wagner Collection.

$850.



7101. RARE COMMODUS AFRICA REVERSE SESTERTIUS. COMMODUS, 177-192 AD. Sestertius, 192 AD. RIC 641 (Rare). Laur. hd. r.; L AEL AVREL CO(MM) AVG P FEL/ Hercules stg. l. , foot on prow, resting his club on a rock, receiving corn-ears from Africa stg. r. , wearing elephant's skin headdress and holding sistrum, a small lion at her feet. VF. Considerably better than photo.

$350.



8201. COMMODUS, 166-192. AE28 of Moesia. Cuirassed bust with bust of Athena on the cuirass/Apollo stg. VF. Interesting with nice portrait style better than photo.

$350.



CRISPINA, wife of Commodus

10524. CRISPINA, wife of Commodus. AE Sestertius. Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right. Rev: CONCORDIA S-C, Concord seated left with patera and cornucopia. Cohen 6. RIC 665. Sear5 #6004. Fine style portrait. Diam. 26.87 - 28.70 mm. Weight 23 gr. Sestertii of Crispina are surprisingly scarce.

$350.





THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD OF 193-197


PERTINAX, 193

11312. PERTINAX SESTERTIUS, 87 days in 193 AD. AE Sestertius (29mm, 21.84 g, 1h). Rome mint. Laureate head right / Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and scepter. RIC IV 17. Good Fine, brown patina, green patches of hard inactive encrustation. Provenance: Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1287. Rare!

$1750



6626. PERTINAX. AR Denarius. VF+.

$1250.



9463. RARE PERTINAX, Ruled as emperor only 87 days (January 1 to March 28) in 193 AD. AR Denarius, RIC4a, HRIC 6. /LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II, Laetitia stg. l. holding wreath and scepter. Legend meaning 'Joy of the Times', referring to the passing of Commodus. VF. Rare.

$750.



TITIANA, (wife of Pertinax) Augusta 193


PERTINAX JUNIOR (son of Pertinax and Titiana), Caesar 193


DIDIUS JULIANUS, 193

11176. DIDIUS JULIANUS. AD 193. AE Sestertius (27mm, 18.22 g, 12h). Rome mint. Laureate head right / Concordia standing facing, head left, holding legionary eagle and standard. RIC IV 14a; Woodward, Didius, p. 79 (dies 11/E); Banti 1. Good VF, dark brown patina.

$3750.



10195. DIDIUS JULIANUS. AD 193. AE Sestertius (28mm, 15.21 g, 12h). Rome mint. Laureate head right / Fortuna standing left, holding cornucopia and rudder set on globe. RIC IV 15; Woodward, Didius, dies 4/B.H (unlisted die combination); Banti 5; BMCRE 27 (same obv. die). VF, dark brown patina. Very fine style portrait.

$2750.



10750. DIDIUS JULIANUS. AD 193. AE Sestertius (27mm, 20.18 g, 12h). Rome mint. Laureate head right / Fortuna standing left, holding rudder set on globe and cornucopia. RIC IV 15; Woodward, Julianus, pg. 79 (dies 13/N). F. Rare.

$950.



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.

$750.



MANLIA SCANTILLA, wife of Didius Julianus


DIDIA CLARA, daughter of Didius Julianus

10817. DIDIA CLARA. Augusta, AD 193. AE Sestertius (30mm, 14.60 g, 12h). Rome mint. Draped bust right / Hilaritas standing left, holding long palm set on ground and cornucopia. RIC IV 20 (Didius). Good Fine, rough brownish-green patina. Rare.

$1750.



PESCENNIUS NIGER, 193-194


CLODIUS ALBINUS, 193-197

7695. CLODIUS ALBINUS, 193-197 AD. Denarius. /ROMA AETERNAE, Roma std. l. holding Victory. EF. Choice portrait example.

$650.



10121. CLODIUS ALBINUS, 193-197 AD. Orichalcum sestertius of Fall 195 or Early 196 - 19 February 196 A.D., RIC IV 53a, SRCV II 6150, F, Rome mint, weight 21.099g, maximum diameter 30.2mm, die axis 0o, as Caesar, 194 A.D.; obverse D CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right; reverse FORT REDVCI COS II S C, Fortuna seated left, rudder in left, cornucopia in right, wheel under seat. Pleasing clear, well centered and sensitive portrait. Rare.

$650.



10132. CLODIUS ALBINUS, 193-197 AD. Date : Sestertius of 194 AD, Rome mint. Cohen 16 V, Montenegro 2101, RIC 52d, Sear 6149. Rare to very rare (R-R2). Diameter 27.5 mm. 16.88 gm. OBV : D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head of Albinus right. / FELICITAS COS II SC, Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and scepter. F with a nice styled and well defined portrait for the grade.

$450.