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Siscia, Pannonia (Sisak, Croatia)

Siscia, a chief town and colony of Pannonia, was located at confluence of the Colapis and Savus, and is now called Sisak, Croatia. The mint master was called procurator monetae Siscianae. Dates of operation: 260 - c. 390. Mintmarks: S, SIS, SISC, SISCPS.


Vetranio, 1 March - 25 December 350 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 312 A.D., Constantine the Great dreamed he saw a Christogram in the sky and heard the words IN HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, meaning in Latin, "In this sign you will be the victor." He ordered the sign of Christ on his legions standards and shields. He won a great victory and later became the first Christian Roman Emperor.
SH59948. Bronze centenionalis, RIC VIII 287, SRCV 4042, Cohen 4 (25 Fr.), gVF, weight 4.543 g, maximum diameter 23.1 mm, die axis 180o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, obverse D N VETRANIO P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind, star in front; reverse HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Vetranio standing left in military dress, labarum (Christogram standard) in right, scepter in left, crowned by Victory behind, A left, •BSIS• in ex; scarce; $240.00 (€180.00)

Vetranio, 1 March - 25 December 350 A.D.
Click for a larger photo This reverse is much scarcer than Vetranio's usual HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS and CONCORDIA MILITVM types.
SH66576. Bronze AE 2, RIC VIII 296, VF, weight 1.684 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 0o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 350 A.D.; obverse D N VETRANIO P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS AVGVSTORVM, emperor, standing right, holding spear and globe, at feet seated captive, ΓSIS in ex; scarce; $220.00 (€165.00)

Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 280, Julius Saturninus, the governor of Syria, was made emperor by his troops. Probus besiege him at Apamea, where he was captured and executed. Proculus started a rebellion at Lugdunum (Lyon, France) and he proclaimed himself emperor. Before the end of the year, Probus suppressed the revolt and Proculus was executed.
RB64526. Silvered antoninianus, Alföldi Siscia V type 96, 171; RIC 810 var (eagle topped scepter not noted), Choice gVF, weight 3.285 g, maximum diameter 21.7 mm, die axis 315o, 1st officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, emission 7, 280 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate bust left in imperial mantle, eagle tipped scepter in right; reverse VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars walking right, nude but for helmet and cloak flying behind, transverse spear in right, trophy over shoulder in left, P lower right, XXI in ex; rare; $200.00 (€150.00)

Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 278 A.D., Probus defeated the Alamanni, expelled the Franks from Gaul, reorganized the Roman defenses on the Rhine and resettled the Germanic tribes in the devastated provinces. He adopted the titles Gothicus Maximus and Germanicus Maximus.
SH62614. Silvered antoninianus, Alföldi Siscia V type 96, n° 79; RIC V 811 var (bust type), EF, weight 3.665 g, maximum diameter 22.7 mm, die axis 180o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 278 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Mars walking right, nude but for cloak flying behind, transverse spear in right, trophy over shoulder in left, XXIS in ex; sharp, near full silvering and centering; $180.00 (€135.00)

Aelia Flaccilla, Augusta 19 January 379 - 386 A.D., wife of Theodosius I
Click for a larger photo Aelia Flaccilla was a fervent supporter of the Nicene Creed. Sozomen reports her preventing a conference between Theodosius and Eunomius of Cyzicus who served as figurehead of Anomoeanism, a sect of Arians. Ambrose and Gregory of Nyssa praise her Christian virtue and comment on her role as "a leader of justice" and "pillar of the Church." She is commemorated as a saint by the Eastern Orthodox Church; her feast day is 14 September.
RL65425. Bronze AE 4, RIC IX 35, SRCV 4194, Choice EF, weight 1.168 g, maximum diameter 13.4 mm, die axis 45o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 9 Aug 378 - 25 Aug 383 A.D.; obverse AEL FLACCILLA AVG, diademed and draped bust right; reverse SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right inscribing Christogram on shield set on cippus, BSIS• in ex; scarce (R2); $170.00 (€127.50)

Vetranio, 1 March - 25 December 350 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 312 A.D., Constantine the Great dreamed he saw a Christogram in the sky and heard the words IN HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, meaning in Latin, "In this sign you will be the victor." He ordered the sign of Christ on his legions standards and shields. He won a great victory and later became the first Christian Roman Emperor.

Areas of this coin (particularly the hair and beard) have been recut (tooled) in a misguided and damaging attempt to sharpen detail.
RL59965. Bronze centenionalis, RIC VIII 292, SRCV 4042, Tooled, weight 4.395 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 0o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, obverse D N VETRANIO P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind, star in front; reverse HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Vetranio standing left in military dress, labarum (Christogram standard) in right, scepter in left, crowned by Victory behind, A left, •ASIS* in ex; scarce; $145.00 (€108.75)

Galerius, 1 March 305 - 5 May 311 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 295, Galerius, caesar in the Balkans, was dispatched to Egypt to fight against the rebellious cities Busiris and Coptos.
RT67098. Silvered follis, RIC VI 90b, Choice VF, most silvering remaining, weight 10.252 g, maximum diameter 29.7 mm, die axis 0o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, c. 295 A.D.; obverse MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, laureate head right; reverse GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, modius on head, naked but for chlamys over left shoulder, pouring libation from patera in right, cornucopia in left, B right, *SIS in exergue; $145.00 (€108.75)

Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 320, Licinius reneged on the religious freedom promised by the Edict of Milan, and began a new persecution of Christians in the Eastern Roman Empire. He destroyed churches, imprisoned Christians and confiscated their property.
BB63956. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII 126, VF, weight 2.786 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 180o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, as caesar, 320 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate and cuirassed bust left, Victory on globe presenting wreath in right, mappa in left; reverse VIRTVS EXERCIT, vexillum inscribed VOT / X, two seated barbarian captives back-to-back flanking base, S - F / ligate HL at sides, ESIS star in ex; scarce; $140.00 (€105.00)

Aurelian, August or September 270 - October or November 275 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 272, Aurelian defeated the breakaway Palmyrene Empire and restored Roman control. Zenobia and her son Vabalathus were paraded in golden chains through the streets of Rome.
RB63705. Silvered antoninianus, BnF XII 787 (same dies), RIC V 238, La Venčra 6998 - 7003, VF, weight 3.653 g, maximum diameter 21.1 mm, die axis 0o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, late 271 - autumn 272; obverse IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIA AVG, Victory rising up into the air between two shields, wings spread, head left, holding open diadem with both hands, star over T right; scarce; $140.00 (€105.00)

Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
Click for a larger photo In 277 A.D., Probus began his campaign in Gaul, clearing the Goths and Germanic tribes from the province. He acquired the title Gothicus.
RA67752. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V 818, Cohen 930, SRCV III 12074, VF, light scratches, well centered, weight 2.915 g, maximum diameter 23.3 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, c. 277 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate bust left in consular robe, eagle tipped scepter in right; reverse VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Probus galloping left, wearing military attire, thrusting spear at fallen enemy beneath horse, XXIP in ex; scarce; $140.00 (€105.00)



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