ROMAN COINS
(The 3rd century)


SEVERANS SEPT. SEVERUS JULIA DOMNA CARACALLA
PLAUTILLA DAUGHTER GETA MACRINUS
DIADUMENIAN ELAGABALUS JULIA PAULA AQUILIA SEVERA
ANNIA FAUSTINA JUL. SOAEMIAS CHILD JULIA MAESA
SEV. ALEXANDER ORBIANA JULIA MAMAEA COLLAPSE
MAXIMINUS PAULINA MAXIMUS BALBINUS
PUPIENUS GORDIAN I GORDIAN II GORDIAN III
TRANQUILLINA MARINUS PHILIP I OTACILIA SEV.
PHILIP II PACATIAN JOTAPIAN SILBANNACUS
SPONSIANUS TRAJAN DECIUS ETRUSCILLA ETRUSCUS
HOSTILIAN TREB. GALLUS VOLUSIAN AEMILIAN
CORNELIA SUPERA URANIUS ANT. VALERIAN I MARINIANA
GALLIENUS SALONINA VALERIAN II SALONINUS
MARINIANUS REGALIANUS DRYANTILLA MACRIANUS
QUIETUS AUREOLUS CLAUD. GOTHICUS QUINTILLUS
AURELIAN SEVERINA INTERREGNUM TACITUS
FLORIAN PROBUS SATURNINUS BONOSUS
PROCULUS CARUS NUMERIAN CARINUS
MAGNIA URBICA NIGRINIAN JULIAN I SECESSIONIST
POSTUMUS MARIUS LAELIANUS DOMITIANUS
VICTORINUS TETRICUS I TETRICUS II VABALATHUS
ZENOBIA CARAUSIUS ALLECTUS CARAUSIUS II


THE SEVERAN PERIOD
( family tree ) ( family tree with photos)

SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211

7921. KINGDOM OF THE CIMMERIAN BOSPORUS, RHESKUPORIS by the authority of Septimius Severus. Electrum Stater. Bust Rheskuporis/Bust Septimius Severus. EF. Choice example as good as they come!

$3500.



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

11583. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, 193-211. AE42 Medallion of Pergamon, Mysia. Draped bust right. / Two centaurs standing facing, cult statue of Aeklepios on pedestal between them. von Fritze _; Berhard 1655, The Coins of Pergamum, citing Berlin, Lobbecke 1906 4106. Excessively rare, the only other one known apparently in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.

This coin and it's discovery are now famous. Surprisingly this coin is a recent (2010) metal detectorist find in the Netherlands, far from where it was minted in Pergamon. It was found at the site of a Roman villa near the town of Stein. This find grabbed the attention of the Netherland's news media and was widely reported. Here are some of the articles about this find of this coin from news sources in the Netherlands. It was also covered by Netherlands TV news broadcasts. News1. News2. News3. News4. News5.

$7500.



AE37 MEDALLION

9473. SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS AND JULIA DOMNA MEDALLION. AE37 medallion of Stratoniceia, GIC 2291. Busts of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna facing. /Hecate with torch, dog. AVF. Very rare!

$1250.



JULIA DOMNA, wife of Septimius Severus

11044. JULIA DOMNA 4 SEASONS REVERSE, wife of Septimius Severus. Augusta, AD 193-217. AR Denarius (19mm, 2.73 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 207-211. Draped bust right / Fecunditas or Tellus (Earth) reclining left under tree, resting arm on basket of fruit and placing hand on celestial orb; standing before her are four children representing the Four Seasons. RIC IV 549 (Severus); RSC 35. VF, small flake in neck on obverse. Rare type. Struck to mark the Saecular celebrations.

$750.



CARACALLA, 196-217, first son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna

VERY NICE EXAMPLE

10613. CARACALLA, ANTIOCHIA. AE (35mm, 24.24 g, 5h). Laureate and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis / Men standing facing, head right, left foot on bucranium, leaning on low cippus, holding scepter and Nike; to left, cock standing left; S R across fields. Kryzanowska - (unlisted dies); SNG France -. Good VF, brown surfaces, superior example. From the HLT Collection.

$1250.



LARGE MEDALLION OF PERGAMON

7541. CARACALLA, 196-217AD. AE42 Medallion of Pergamon, BMC321. Bust of Roman emperor Caracalla r./Caracalla on horseback approaching statue of Asclepius. Caracalla prayed here for relief of nightmares & physical ailments. F. Extremely RARE!

$1850.



RARE PROVINCIAL MEDALLION

8925. LARGE CARACALLA BRONZE MEDALLION, 196-217 AD. AE37 medallion of Mylasa, Caria. /MULACEWN, cult statue of Zeus Labraundos holding double axe (bipennis) and scepter within tetrastyle temple, the apex ornamented with birds both sides of central disk. F+. Rare large coin of Caracalla.

$750.



MILITARY CAMPAIGN REVERSE

9448. CARACALLA, 196-217 AD. AR Denarius, HRIC 73. /Caracalla stg. l. holding spear and parazonium, one bound captive to the l. and two river gods leaning on urns – one to the l. and one to r. This issue refers to Caracalla's bravery in military operations, which probably involved the construction of bridges across several rivers or possibly the erection of forts. The year of issue, 207 AD, he was either along the Danube, or possibly in Britain preparing for the coming campaign. EF. Scarce and interesting type.

$450.



VICTORY OVER THE PARTHIANS

10127. CARACALLA, 196-217 AD. AR Denarius, HRIC 73. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG., laureate hd. r./VICT PART MAX, Victory striding l. EF. Sharp bright silver portrait considerably better than photo.

$350.



FULVIA PLAUTILLA, wife of Caracalla


DAUGHTER OF PLAUTILLA AND CARACALLA


GETA, 198-212, second son of Septimius Severus and Julia Domna

9449. GETA LEGIONARY ARMOR AND STANDARDS REVERSE, Geta, as Caesar, 198-209 AD. AR Denarius, HRIC 34/1. /PRINC IVVENT, Geta stg. l. in legionary armor holding branch and spear, a trophy behind him. Choice EF example. Interesting type. Surface considerably better than image shows.

$650.



9436. GETA SILVER TETRADRACHM, 209-212 AD. AR Tetradrachm of Laodicea ad Mare, Bellinger 70. /Eagle with wreath in beak, star between legs. EF. Scarce. Much better than photo. Choice sharp example.

$850.



6634. VERY RARE (UNPUBLISHED?) GETA. AE31 of Nicomedia, Bithynia. AVT K P CE GETAC AVGOV, laureate head right / TWN-AR_H-NIKOMHD-EWN DIC NEW-KORWN... legend in seven lines within wreath. Isegrim -; RecGen -; BMC -; Mionnet - etc. Near VF. Very rare. Excellent style portrait.

$950.



MACRINUS, 217-218

7696. MACRINUS, 217-218 AD. AR Denarius. /Fides stg. with two legionary standards. EF+. Choice portrait example.

$600.



9437. SCARCE MACRINUS ANTONINIANUS, 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. Scarce as are all Macrinus antoniniani.

$600.



DIADUMENIAN, 217-218

6112. DIDUMENIAN, mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., Marcianopolis, Moesia Inferior. AE 21, Varbanov 1332, as Caesar, 217 - 218 A.D.; obverse MOΠEΛΛIOC ANTΩNEINOC K, bare-headed bust right; reverse MARKIANOΠOΛEITΩN, Dikaiosyne standing left, scales in right, cornucopia in left, wheel at feet; EF. Scarce. Choice sharp example.

$350.



8065. DIADUMENIAN, 218 AD. AE31 of Kibyra, BMC 56. /Zeus enthroned l., eagle stg. at his feet looking up at him. EF. Choice well centered large provincial bronze. Much superior to photo.

$250.



ELAGABALUS, 218-222


JULIA PAULA, first wife of Elagabalus

11158. JULIA PAULA, 1st wife of Elagabalus. Augusta, AD 219-220. AE Sestertius (30mm, 19.37 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 220. Diademed and draped bust right / Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera and cornucopia. RIC IV 380 (Elagabalus). Fine, muddy brown patina, flan crack. Provenance: Property of Princeton Economics acquired by Martin Armstrong. Scarce. Excellent style portrait.

$450.



AQUILIA SEVERA, second and fourth wife of Elagabalus

10782. AQUILIA SEVERA, second & fourth wife of Elagabalus. Augusta, 220-221 and 221-222. AE Sestertius (32mm - 24.54 g). Rome mint. IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / CONCORDIA, S C across field, Concordia standing left, holding patera in extended right hand over lighted and garlanded altar, and double cornucopia in left hand; star in right field. RIC IV 390 (Elagabalus); BMCRE 433 (Elagabalus). Near Fine, split on edge, golden brown patina. Rare.

$450.



11036. AQUILIA SEVERA, second & fourth wife of Elagabalus. Augusta, AD 220-221 & 221-222. AR Denarius (18mm, 2.72 g, 7h). Rome mint. Draped bust right / Concordia standing left, holding double cornucopia, sacrificing from patera over lighted altar; star to left. RIC IV 225 (Elagabalus); RSC 2a. Good VF, matte surfaces. Scarce.

$450.



ANNIA FAUSTINA, third wife of Elagabalus


JULIA SOAEMIAS, mother of Elagabalus

11219. JULIA SOAEMIAS, Augusta, AD 218-222. AR Denarius (14mm, 3.34 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 220-222. Draped bust right / Venus Caelestis standing left, holding apple and scepter; star to right. RIC IV 241 (Elagabalus); RSC 8. Near EF, lightly toned, faint porosity.

$350.



UNCERTAIN CHILD OF JULIA SOAEMIAS?, younger brother of Elagabalus


JULIA MAESA, mother of Soaemias and Mamaea, grandmother of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander

10128. JULIA MAESA, Grandmother of Elagabalus and Severus Alexander. AR Denarius. IVLIA MAESA AVG, bare hd. r./Goddess sacrificing over an altar. EF. Much nicer bright silvery portrait than photo shows. Scarce.

$250.



10752. JULIA MAESA, Augusta, AD 218-224/5. AE Sestertius (30mm, 23.03 g, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 218-220. Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Pietas standing left, sacrificing over lighted altar to left and holding incense box. RIC IV 414 (Elagabalus); Thirion 408. Near VF, dark brown patina. Scarce.

$650.



SEVERUS ALEXANDER, 221-235

10837. SEVERUS ALEXANDER, AD 222-235. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.02 g, 1h). Laureate head right. / Annona standing r. with prow. Good EF. Minute copper deposits on rv.

$250.



EXCELLENT PEDIGREE

10285. SEVERUS ALEXANDER CILICIA, FLAVIOPOLIS MEDALLION, 222-235 AD. AE 35mm (27.45 g). Dated Year 153 (225/6+ AD). Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Bust of Kronos right. SNG Levante 1547 (same dies); SNG France 2192 (same dies); Lindgren III 831 (this coin). Near VF, brown patina with earthen highlights. Ex Henry Lindgren Collection, 831; Mabbott Collection (Hans Schulman, New York, 6-11 June 1969), lot 2165.

$450.



ORBIANA, wife of Severus Alexander


JULIA MAMAEA, mother of Severus Alexander

11140. JULIA MAMAEA, mother of Alexander Severus. Augusta, AD 222-235. AE Sestertius (28mm, 17.15 g, 1h). Rome mint. 4th emission, AD 224. Draped bust right, wearing stephane / Venus seated left, holding Cupid and scepter. RIC IV 701 (Alexander). VF, brown patina

$650.



10154. JULIA MAMAEA, mother of Alexander Severus. Sestertius, RIC676. 222-3 AD, 28-30mm, 19.3g. Obverse: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, diademed & draped bust right. Reverse: FELICITAS PVBLICA S-C, Felicity standing half-left, arm on column, holding caduceus. EF. Excellent sharp example with a fine quality well contrasted portrait and superior glossy patina. Not nearly so green as photo.

$450.



THE COLLAPSE OF ORDER


MAXIMINUS, 235-238

6637. MAXIMINUS, 235-238. Sestertius of 235 AD. /Victory walking r. EF. Choice example!

$650.



10511. MAXIMINUS, 235-238. AE Sestertius. 235-236 AD. Obverse: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right. Reverse: PROVIDENTIA AVG S-C, Providence standing left with cornucopia and wand over globe at feet. Cohen 80. RIC 61. Sear5 #8337. Murdered together with his son Maximus Caesar on 24th june 238 AD. Nice glossy dark green patina. Diam. 28.24 - 29.06 mm. Weight 18.59 gr.

$650.



6113. MAXIMINUS, 235-238 AD. AR Denarius. /Pax stg. EF+.

$650.



6114. MAXIMINUS, 235-238 AD. AE26 of Tomis, Moesia Inferior. /Tetrastyle temple with statue of god. VF. Considerably better than photo.

$350.



PAULINA, wife of Maximinus, mother of Maximus

11037. DIVA PAULINA (WIFE OF MAXIMINUS I, MOTHER OF MAXIMUS), Died before AD 235. AR Denarius (21mm, 2.57 g, 5h). Rome mint. 2nd emission, AD 236. Veiled and draped bust right / Diva Paulina, raising hand and holding scepter, reclining left on peacock flying right. RIC IV 2 (Maximinus); RSC 2. Near EF, toned. Scarce. Struck on an exceptionally large flan.

$1750.



10818. PAULINA. Died before AD 235. AE Sestertius (31mm, 18.49 g, 12h). Rome mint. 2nd emission, AD 236. Veiled and draped bust right / Diva Paulina, raising hand and holding scepter, reclining left on peacock flying right. RIC IV 3 (Maximinus I). Good VF, brown patina. Rare!

$2250.



MAXIMUS, 235-238, son of Maximinus


BALBINUS, 238

RARE THREE EMPEROR REVERSE

10137. BALBINUS WITH PUPIENUS AND GORDIAN III. Balbinus, 238 A.D. AE Sestertius Rome mint (Both Balbinus & Pupienus were elected by the Roman Senate as joint emperors in 238 A.D.). 27 mm, 15.8 grams. Obverse: IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, his draped bust facing right. Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM S - C in emerge; Balbinus, Pupienus & Gordian III seated on raised platform, soldier standing with spear in front. Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopia, a citizen mounting steps to receive coins. RIC IV 14, BMCRE 5, Cohen 13. A rare emperor and an even rarer reverse. VF. Somewhat better than the photo in the hand.

$1450.



PUPIENUS, 238

9509. EXCELLENT STYLE PUPIENUS PORTRAIT SESTERTIUS, 238 AD. Sestertius, RIC23. /Victory stg holding wreath & drapery. VF. Scarce. Excellent portrait.

$1250.



GORDIAN I, 238


GORDIAN II, 238


GORDIAN III, 238-244

10508. GORDIAN III, 238-244 AD, CILICIA, Seleucia ad Calycadnum. AE (33mm, 12.92 g, 6h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; c/m: pellet within triangle / Nike left on globe, holding wreath and palm. SNG France 1028 var. (legend breaks); SNG Levante 767 (same obv. die); for c/m: Howgego 670. VF, dark green patina.

$650.



6641. GORDIAN III, 238-244. AE35. Elaborate curaissed bust holding globe./Emperor holding globe and spear being crowned by Victory. VF. This very interesting bust is the prototype for later Roman Imperial coins with similar busts and has the appearance of an extra large later follis. OBVERSE SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN PHOTO.

$350.



TRANQUILLINA, wife of Gordian III

GAMES REVERSE

8617. GORDIAN III and TRANQUILLINA (his wife). AE26 of Tomis, Moesia Inferior. GIC._ but see GIC.3637 for a similar coin. Their confronted busts/Agonistic prize urn with two palm fronds on presentation table, two uncertain objects each side, an amphora beneath. VF+. A fine example of a very rare coin depicting a prize awarded to the winning athlete in the public games. The amphora may contain olive oil from the sacred groves.

$350.



10494. GORDIAN III & TRANQUILLINA, AD 238-244. Ę 26 mm, Thrace or Moesia Inferior. Obverse: busts of Gordian and Tranquillina confronted. Reverse: Galley under full sail, waves below. F with clear galley. Scarce.

$250.



JULIUS MARINUS, father of Philip I

11417. DIVUS JULIUS MARINUS, father of Philip I. Arabia, Philippopolis mint. Died circa AD 246/7. AE (22mm, 7.57 g, 12h). Struck at Antioch, circa AD 247-249. Bare-headed bust right, with slight drapery on far shoulder, supported by eagle standing right / Roma or Allat standing left, holding phiale and spear; shield at side to left; S-C flanking. Butcher, Philippopolis & Samosata pl. 25, 11; Spijkerman 2; SNG ANS 1402. Fine, dark brown patina with green earthen deposits. Rare.

The father of Philip I, Julius Marinus hailed from a small town in the province of Arabia (modern day Shuhba, Syria; the original name of the ancient town is unknown). Following the death of Marinus, Philip deified his father and had a temple to him built in his newly aggrandized hometown - now renamed Philippoplis and elevated to the rank of colonia.

The neat fabric of the city's coins is quite out of place for Arabia. This, combined with die links between the coins of Philippopolis, Zeugma, and Antioch, suggest production at a central location, with Antioch being the most likely place.

$2750.



11357. DIVUS JULIUS MARINUS, father of Philip I. Arabia, Philippopolis mint. Died circa AD 246/7. AE (24mm, 8.07 g, 6h). Struck at Antioch, circa AD 247-249. Bareheaded bust right, with slight drapery, supported by eagle standing right / Roma or Allat standing left, holding phiale and spear; shield at side to left. Butcher, Philippopolis & Samosata pl. 25, 11; Spijkerman 2; SNG ANS 1402. Fine, green desert patina. Very rare.

The father of Philip I, Julius Marinus hailed from a small town in the province of Arabia (modern day Shuhba, Syria; the original name of the ancient town is unknown). Following the death of Marinus, Philip deified his father and had a temple to him built in his newly aggrandized hometown - now renamed Philippoplis and elevated to the rank of colonia. The neat fabric of the cityÕs coins is quite out of place for Arabia. This, combined with die links between the coins of Philippopolis, Zeugma, and Antioch, suggest production at a central location, with Antioch being the most likely place.

$1450.



6636. JULIUS MARINUS, father of Philip I. AE23 of Philippopolis, Arabia, S2623a, BMC2. Bare-headed bust of Marinus r. supported by eagle/Roma stg. l. holding patera & resting spear on shield, SC. VG and nearly as good as the Sear example. (£1500). Very rare!

$1450.



PHILIP I (the Arab), 244-249

WONDERFUL PORTRAIT

11179. PHILIP I, AD 244-249. AE Sestertius (30mm, 21.88 g, 12h). Rome mint, 2nd officina. 1st emission, AD 244. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Laetitia standing left, holding wreath and rudder set on globe. RIC IV 175a; Banti 18. VF, dark brown patina. Bold portrait.

$800.



9510. PHILLIP I ELEPHANT REVERSE SESTERTIUS, 224-249 AD. AE Sestertius. /Elephant with rider stg. l. EF. Scarce and interesting coin.

$350.



10130. PHILIP I, 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG /TRP II COS PP. EF. Mint luster. Pleasing and nicely centered sharp strike with entire legend clear. Much better than photo.

$250.



9511. CHOICE PHILIP I PORTRAIT IN SILVER, 224-249. Billon tetradrachm of Antioch. Eagle stg. EF. Choice portrait.

$450.



10400. PHILIP I, Antoninianus. EF.

$250.



MEDALLION

10882. PHILIP I MEDALLION WITH INTERESTING REVERSE SCENE, Cilicia, Anazarbus mint. AD 244-249. AE Medallion (35mm, 21.42 g, 12h). Dated CY 263 (AD 244/5). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Koinoboulion seated left, holding cornucopia and tossing pebble in vase; tree to left. Ziegler 739 (VS3/Rs11); SNG France -; SNG Levante 1491 (same obv. die); SNG von Aulock 5504 (same dies). Near VF, dark green patina, minor roughness. Struck on a huge flan.

$650.



10435. PHILIP I, CILICIA, Diocaesarea. Philip I. AD 244-249. AE (31mm, 12.99 g, 7h). Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Herakles, holding club, reclining left on lionÕs skin. SNG France 878 (same dies). VF, dark green patina. Choice example of a rare type.

$450.



OTACILIA SEVERA, wife of Philip I

10167. OTACILIA SEVERA, AUGUSTA, AD 244-249. AE Sestertius. /CONCORDIA AVGG S C, seated left. VF.

$650.



PHILIP II, 244-249

10418. PHILIP II, AD 247-249. AE Sestertius 245-246. Obverse: M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES; Very youthful bust, bare head, on the right, with drapery, seen from three quarters behind. Reverse: PRINCIPI I-VVENT SC; Philip in military dress, standing on the left, holding a sphere and a staff. Nice VF. Bronze, 29.5 mm, 18.90 g, 1:00. Cohen 49, RIC.256a. A very beautiful specimen covered in a pretty chestnut green patina. Considerably better than photo, good style very young portrait with nice detail in the hair. Much better than photo.

$650.



10397. PHILIP II, Antoninianus. Near EF. Much better than image.

$200.



PACATIAN, c. 248, usurper in Upper Moesia


JOTAPIAN, c. 248, usurper in Syria and Cappadocia


SILBANNACUS, c. 248-249, usurper in Gaul?


SPONSIANUS, c. 248? known only from several aurei found in Transylvania 1n 1713 which could be forgeries. Existence uncertain.


TRAJAN DECIUS, 249-251

RARE DOUBLE SESTERTIUS

9512. TRAJAN DECIUS, 249-251 AD. Double Sestertius, 31.64 gm. HRIC 26($1000-$3000) /Felicitas stg. AVF. Scarce.

$1250.



10854. TRAJAN DECIUS, 249-251 AD. AE Sestertius (27mm, 16.74 g, 1h). Rome mint, 3rd officina. 3rd emission, AD 250. Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / The two Pannoniae standing facing, each with head turned outward and holding signum. RIC IV 124a. EF, green patina. An excellent sharp fine style portrait of this emperor.

$750.



9450. CHOICE LARGE FLAN TRAJAN DECIUS, 249-251. Antoninianus. /Dacia stg. l. with dragon headed staff. EF. Choice nicely toned, well centered example with fine detail on rv.

$350.



HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA, wife of Trajan Decius

10798. HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA, wife of Trajan Decius. Augusta, 249-251 AD. AE Sestertius (32mm - 19.85 g). Rome mint. HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust right / PVDICITIA AVG, SC in exergue, Pudicitia seated left, drawing veil from head with right hand and long transverse scepter in left. RIC IV 136b (Decius); Cohen 22. VF, dark grayish-brown patina. Excellent example of Etruscilla sestertii with larger rounder flan and clearer portrait than most.

$450.



10417. HERRENIA ETRUSCILLA, sestertius, Rome, 250 AD. Obverse: HERENNIA [ETRVSCIL]LA AVG. Bust diademed and draped facing right, torso seen three quarters right. Reverse: PV[DICITIA] AVG S C; Pudacitia (Decency) sitting on the left, holding the edge of her veil and a transverse scepter. VF. AE 28.5 mm, 16.11 g, 12:00. Cohen 22, RIC.136b. Nice chestnut-green patina. Nice portrait and patina.

$350.



10413. HERRENIA ETRUSCILLA, 249-251 AD. AR antoninianus 5.64 gm. 22-23 mm. Rome mint. Obverse: HER ETVSCILLA AVG, diademed draped bust right, on crescent. Reverse: PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia, veiled, seated left, with right hand drawing veil from face and holding scepter. EF. Scarce!

$400.



HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS, 250-251, son of Trajan Decius

10398. HERRENIUS ETRUSCUS, Antoninianus. /Mercury standing left holding caduceus and purse. EF. Much better than photo.

$200.



HOSTILIAN, 250-251, son of Trajan Decius

11269. HOSTILIAN. AD 251. AR Antoninianus (20mm, 3.25 g, 12h). Rome mint. 1st emission of Trebonianus Gallus. Radiate, draped, and cuirrased bust right / Securitas standing right, raising arm above head and leaning on column to right. RIC IV 192; RSC 57. VF, toned. Provenance: From the Bruce R. Brace Collection.

$350.



TREBONIANUS GALLUS, 251-253

10158. TREBONIANUS GALLUS. 251-253 AD. AE Sestertius (30mm - 19.35 g). Rome mint. IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. / CONCORDIA AVGG, S-C cross fields, Concordia standing left, holding patera in right hand, double cornucopia in left. RIC IV 105a. VF, greenish-brown patina. Excellent portrait and flan for these. Scarce in this condition.

$450.



VERMEULE PEDIGREE

10135. TREBONIANUS GALLUS AND VOLUSIAN AE 31. Syria, Seleucis and Pieria, Antiochia ad Orontem. Trebonianus Gallus and Volusian, A.D. 251-253 AE 8 Assaria 31mm (17.71 grams). Reference: McAlee 1183; Butcher 504; B.M.C. 656; Price & Trell 677. Obverse: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Trebonianus Gallus, on left facing right the radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Volusian on right facing left. Reverse: Tyche seated left, holding grain ears; at her foot, river-god Orontes swimming left; all within tetrastyle shrine; above shrine, ram leaping right, head left, across field, D(elta)E, in exergue. Provenance: From the collection of Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule III.

$650.



9477. TREBONIANUS GALLUS AND VOLUSIAN, AE31 of Antioch. AVTOK K GA TREB GALLOC KAI OVOLOVCCIANOC CEB B Confronting busts. / City goddess in temple, ram above, D-E across upper fields. BMC 656; Sear Greek Imperial 4359. VF. Nice large provincial bronze.

$350.



VOLUSIAN, 251-253, son of Trebonianus Gallus


AEMILIAN, 253

10839. AEMILIAN. 253 AD. AR Antoninianus, 21 mm, 4.03 g. Head right. / Mars standing left with spear and palm branch. EF. Removed from NGC slab graded AU50. Rare, especially in this condition significant'y better than photo.

$800.



10157. AEMILIAN. 253 AD. AE Sestertius (27mm - 14.54 g). Rome mint. [IMP A]EMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / RO[MAE AETE]RN, S-C across fields, Roma standing left, holding Phoenix on globe in right hand, transverse spear in left hand, left elbow resting on shield set on ground. RIC IV 38. VF, greenish brown patina. Rare as are all Aemilian sestertii.

$850.



CORNELIA SUPERA, wife of Aemilian

11209. CORNELIA SUPERA, Augusta, AD 253. Mysia, Parium. AE (21mm, 3.47g, 6h). Obverse: CORNEL SVPERA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane / Reverse: Capricorn right, globe between forelegs, cornucopia behind back, CGIHP in ex. SNG Paris 1519. Near VF. Rare.

$1850.



URANIUS ANTONINUS, c. 253-254, usurper in Syria


VALERIAN I, 253-260

10421. VALERIAN I, 253-260. Sestertius, Rome, 253-255. Obverse: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG; Laureate bust right, draped and armored, seen from three quarters ahead. Reverse: [CONCORDIA E]XERCIT SC. Harmony standing upright looking left, holding a patera and a double cornucopia. VF. Bronze, 28.0 mm, 13.75 g, 6:00. Cohen 40, RIC. 155. Usual quadrangular flan for this beautiful specimen with a chestnut patina. Rare denomination for Valerian I.

$450.



MARINIANA, wife of Valerian I

11270. MARINIANA, wife of Valerian I (A.D. 253-260), Diva Mariniana. Died before AD 253. Antoninianus (21mm, 3.31 g, 12h). Rome mint. 2nd-3rd emission of Valerian I, AD 255-257. Veiled and draped bust right, set on crescent / Peacock standing facing, head left. RIC V 3; MIR 36, 216b; RSC 3. VF, toned, minor porosity. Provenance: From the Bruce R. Brace Collection.

$600.



10819. MARINIANA, died before AD 253. AE Sestertius (26mm, 15.03 g, 7h). Rome mint. 2nd-3rd emission, AD 254-256. Veiled, diademed, and draped bust right / Peacock standing facing, head left, in full display. RIC V 9 corr. var. (bust on crescent; peacock head right); MIR 36, 212d. Near VF, green patina with earthen highlights. Scarce late Roman sestertius.

$450.



GALLIENUS, 253-268

ONE OF ONLY THREE KNOWN

11160. GALLIENUS. AE Medallion (25mm, 4.94 g, 6h). Rome mint. 2nd emission, AD 254-256. Laureate and cuirassed bust right, slight drapery / Victory standing facing, head right, holding shield set on ground and palm. Gnecchi -; MIR 36, 77w.3 (this coin). VF, brown patina, some roughness. Extremely rare, being one of only three known specimens, at least one of which resides in a museum collection (i.e., Vienna; the other was in the Apostolo Zeno collection, now dispersed). Provenance: Property of Princeton Economics acquired by Martin Armstrong. Ex Cornelius C. Vermeule III Collection (Classical Numismatic Group 50, 23 June 1999), lot 348; Numismatic Circular (March 1952), no. 2381; Franz Trau Collection (Gilhofer & Ranschburg, 22 May 1935), lot 2944.

$850.



GAMES REVERSE

8619. GALLIENUS, 253-268. AE29 of Side, Pamphylia. BMC._, GIC._. Radiate head r./Agonistic prize urn containing two palm fronds on ceremonial table. VF. A fine example of a very rare coin depicting a prize awarded to the winning athlete in the public games. The design of this urn with its symmetrical notches top and bottom is quite intriguing. If one looks carefully it appears to have figures around the top half including a chariot galloping left. Certainly deserving of further study.

$650.



SALONINA, wife of Gallenius, mother of Valerian II, Saloninus, and Marinianus, daughter-in-law of Valerian I and Mariniana

10799. SALONINA, wife of Gallienus. Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE Sestertius (28mm - 12.11 g). Rome mint. CORNELIA [SALONINA AVG], draped bust right, wearing stephane / [VENVS GENE]TRIX, S C across field, Venus standing left, holding apple in extended right hand, scepter in left; at feet to left, Cupid standing right, raising hands. RIC V 48 var.; MIR 36, 236d. Near VF, brown patina, usual small squarish flan. Sestertii of Salonina are rare.

$350.



GAMES REVERSE

8621. SALONINA, wife of Gallienus. AE33 medallion? of Syedra, Cilicia. SNG Cop.254, BMC.22, GIC._. Her bust r./Large agonistic prize urn flanked by palm fronds, 3 cups above. F/AVF. A fine example of a very rare coin depicting a prize awarded to the winning athlete in the public games.

$450.



10284. SALONINA, wife of Gallienus, PAMPHYLIA. Perga. Augusta, 254-268 AD. AE10 Assaria (30mm - 18.75 g). Diademed and draped bust right, crescent at shoulder / Hermes and Herakles standing left, Hermes holding a caduceus, Herakles resting on club; vexillum between them. SNG France 590 (same dies). VF, grayish-brown patina with some highlights.

$200.



VALERIAN II, 256-258, son of Gallienus


SALONINUS, 258-260, son of Gallienus

11202. SALONINUS, 258-260. Antoninianus, Samosata, Antioch mint. Saloninus 46. Reverse: Spes Publica. Near EF.

$150.



MARINIANUS (Publius Licinius Egnatius Marinianus), -268, third son of Gallienus and Salonina


REGALIANUS, c. 260, usurper in Pannonia


DRYANTILLA, wife of Regalianus


MACRIANUS JUNIOR, c. 260-261, usurper in the East

CHOICE EXAMPLE!

10790. MACRIANUS, 260-261 AD. AR Antoninianus, RIC.14. Obv: Radiate cuir bust of Macrianus r. / Rev: Victory advancing r, holding wreath aloft and palm over her shoulder. 3.63gm, 21mm. VF, considerable silvering with nice deep gray toning. Very well struck, with a great portrait of this rare usurper. Seldom found this nice and much better than the fuzzy photo! A choice example.

$450.



QUIETUS, c. 260-261, usurper in the East


AUREOLUS, 267-268, rebel in Milan


CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS, 268-270


QUINTILLUS, 270


AURELIAN, 270-275


SEVERINA, wife of Aurelian

10270. SEVERINA, wife of Aurelian. AE reduced sestertius or As. Rome, emission 11, January-September AD 275. SEVERINA AVG, diademed, draped bust of Severina right / IVNO REGINA, Juno standing left, holding patera and scepter, peacock before, officina mark in exergue. CBN 310. RIC 7. RCTV 1711. Rare. Condition: VF, beautiful green patina. Nice example significantly better than photo in the hand.

$350.



10388. SEVERINA, Antoninianus. VF. Nice coin perfectly centered on both sides with full legends. Nice style portrait.

$150.



THE INTERREGNUM


TACITUS, 275-276


FLORIAN, 276


PROBUS, 276-282


SATURNINUS, c. 280, usurper in Syria


BONOSUS, c. 280, usurper in Cologne


PROCULUS, c. 280-281, only a single antoninianus known sold at Munzen und Medaillen Auction 8, October 1994, lot 640


CARUS, 282-283


NUMERIAN, 282-284


CARINUS, 282-285


MAGNIA URBICA, wife of Carinus


NIGRINIAN, son of Carinus

HEROIC BUST

10821. NIGRINIAN, died circa AD 284. Antoninianus (21mm, 3.49 g, 6h). Rome mint, 1st officina. 5th emission, November AD 284. Radiate, half-length bust right / Eagle standing facing, head left, with wings spread; [KAA]. RIC V 472; Pink VI/2, p. 9. Good VF, dark brown, almost black, patina, some smoothing in reverse fields. Rare. With a wonderful sensitive nude torso length portrait, by far the better of the two bust styles for Nigrinian. An exceptionally well struck example with the entire legend sharp and clear.

$4500.



JULIAN I, c. 284-285, usurper in Pannonia

10822. JULIAN OF PANNONIA. Usurper, AD 284-285. Antoninianus (22mm, 4.23 g, 1h). Siscia mint, 3rd officina. Struck December AD 284. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / The two Pannoniae standing facing, each with heads turned outward and left arm outstretched, the latter holding signum; S//XXIΓ. RIC V 4; Ven¸ra 4399. Near VF, dark brown patina. Rare.

Marcus Aurelius Sabinus Iulianus, was a corrector in Northern Italy under Carus. In AD 284, during the struggles surrounding the succession between Carinus and Diocletian, Julian usurped imperial authority in Pannonia for a brief period and began issuing coins from Siscia. Carinus marched from his base in Britain to deal with the usurpation, dispatching Julianus early in AD 285 near Verona.

$6500.




THE SECESSIONIST EMPIRES:
POSTUMUS, IN GAUL, 260-269

7697. POSTUMUS, 259-268. Double sestertius of Lugdunum. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / Virtus standing left, holding globe and scepter. Near VF. Nice portrait for these scarce late large Roman bronzes.

$450



MARIUS, IN GAUL, 268


LAELIANUS, IN GAUL, 269


DOMITIANUS, 269? or 271?


VICTORINUS, IN GAUL, 269-271


TETRICUS I, IN GAUL, 271-274


TETRICUS II, IN GAUL, 273-274 (son of Tetricus I)


VABALATHUS, IN PALMYRA, C. 266-272

10390. 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.

$250.



ZENOBIA, (mother of Vabalathus)


CARAUSIUS, IN BRITAIN, 287-293


ALLECTUS, IN BRITAIN, 293-296

CHOICE GALLEY REVERSE

11039. ALLECTUS, Romano-British Emperor, AD 293-296. AE Quinarius (19mm, 2.37 g, 11h). London mint. Radiate and cuirassed bust right / Galley rowing left; QL. RIC V 55; Burnett, Coinage 111. VF, dark green patina. Excellent sharp reverse. Choice galley type.

$1250.



CARAUSIUS II, possible usurper in Briain, 354-358 as coins dating from that period are known with the name of Carausius