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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.


Florianus, June or July - August or September 276 A.D.

Click for a larger photo Florian's harmony with the military would not last, his officers murdered him after a reign of less than three months.SH71637. Silvered antoninianus, MER-RIC 4293; Alföldi 1940, 2,2; Venèra Hoard II 2734; BnF XII 1950; RIC V part I, 57 var (officina, Ticinum); Cohen VI 11; SRCV III 11851, Choice EF, near full silvering, some porosity, weight 3.658 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 135o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, July - August 276; obverse IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse CONCORD MILIT, Florian togate standing right, claping the hand of Concordia standing left, S in exergue; officina mark not in RIC (€522.00)


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.RL70543. Bronze AE 4, RIC IX Siscia 35, SRCV 4194, VF, excellent centering, weight 0.926 g, maximum diameter 13.3 mm, die axis 0o, 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); $250.00 (€217.50)


Constantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.

Click for a larger photo In 312 A.D., Constantine 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.RL71345. Bronze AE 2, RIC VIII Siscia 286, EF, centered on a tight flan, short open flan crack, weight 5.169 g, maximum diameter 22.6 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 350 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, A behind, star before; reverse HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS, Constantius standing facing head left, holding labarum (Chi Rho Christogram standard) and spear, Victory right crowning him, A left, •BSIS• in ex; $225.00 (€195.75)


Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

Click for a larger photo The empire is history but Rome is still today, the eternal city.

Rome's influence on Western Civilization can hardly be overestimated. In sum, Rome has perhaps had greater influence than any other city on earth, making important contributions to politics, literature, culture, the arts, architecture, music, religion, education, fashion, cinema and cuisine.
RA71554. Silvered antoninianus, Alföldi Siscia V type 61, n° 32; cf. RIC V 738 (obverse) / 737 (reverse); Cohen 561, EF, near full silvering, coppery high spots, porous areas, weight 3.940 g, maximum diameter 22.3 mm, die axis 315o, 6th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 277 A.D.; obverse VIRTVS PROBI AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust left, spear pointed forward in right, shield in left; reverse ROMAE AETERNAE, hexastyle temple, Roma seated within, Victory in her right, long scepter in her left, shield at her near side leaning on seat, XXIVI in exergue; not in RIC - very rare; $200.00 (€174.00)


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 Siscia 296, VF, weight 1.684 g, maximum diameter 18.8 mm, die axis 0o, 3rd officina, 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; $195.00 (€169.65)


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 V 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 hand, trophy over shoulder in left, P lower right, XXI in ex; rare; $180.00 (€156.60)


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, sharp, near full silvering and centering, 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 hand, trophy over shoulder in left, XXIVI in ex; $160.00 (€139.20)


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 Siscia 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); $150.00 (€130.50)


Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.

Click for a larger photo In 321, Constantine I expelled the Goths from the Danube frontier and repaired Trajan's Bridge. He led an expedition into the old province Dacia (modern Romania) and made peace with the barbarians.
RL71656. Silvered AE 3, RIC VII Siscia 174 (R3), Cohen 123, Choice EF, weight 2.757 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 321 - 324 A.D.; obverse CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, around wreath enclosing VOT / XX, ASIS (A resembling H) branch in ex; rare; $150.00 (€130.50)


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 Siscia 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; $130.00 (€113.10)


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 Siscia 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; $125.00 (€108.75)


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 Venèra 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; $125.00 (€108.75)


Constans, 9 September 337 - 19 January 350 A.D.

Click for a larger photo The reverse legend translates, "Happy Times Restored." Happy times would not last for Constans. This coinage was among his last issues before his general Magnentius rebelled and had him killed.RL71445. Bronze AE 3, RIC VIII Siscia 244, LRBC1136, Voetter 31, Choice EF, weight 1.982 g, maximum diameter 18.2 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 348 - 350 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO, Constans standing left in Galley, labarum in left, Phoenix on globe in right hand, Victory steering at stern, BSIS followed by control-mark in ex; $125.00 (€108.75)


Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D.

Click for a larger photo In 287, Diocletian re-organized the Mesopotamian frontier and fortified the city of Circesium (modern Busayrah) on the Euphrates.
RA71665. Silvered antoninianus, RIC V 270, Cohen VI 259, cf. SRCV IV 12669 (Lugdunum), Choice EF, near perfect centering, sharp detail, much silvering remaining, weight 3.638 g, maximum diameter 22.2 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 287 A.D.; obverse IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse IOVI CONSERVATORI, Jupiter standing left, nude but for chlamys over shoulders, thunderbolt in right, long scepter vertical behind in left, A in left field, XXI in ex; $125.00 (€108.75)


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.RB47015. Silvered antoninianus, Alföldi Siscia V type 96, n° 79; RIC V 811 var (bust type), Choice EF, weight 3.844 g, maximum diameter 23.7 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 hand, trophy over shoulder in left, XXIS in ex; full silvering and centering, slightly flat reverse; $115.00 (€100.05)


Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

Click for a larger photo In 282, Probus traveled towards Sirmium (Serbia). He tried to employ his troops in peaceful projects, such as draining the swamps in Pannonia. His troops, unhappy about this labor, murdered him. Marcus Aurelius Carus, an Illyrian and Probus' praetorian prefect, was proclaimed the new emperor.RB46836. Silvered antoninianus, RIC V 731; Alföldi Siscia V type 57, n° 9, EF, weight 3.428 g, maximum diameter 21.9 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 282 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse RESTITVT ORBIS, woman standing right presenting wreath to emperor standing left, holding globe and scepter, II in center, XXI in ex; sharp, extensive silvering; $115.00 (€100.05)


Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

Click for a larger photo In 280, defensive walls were built around the cities in Gaul, which were under constant threat of raids by the Franks.RB70591. Billon antoninianus, RIC V 706, Cohen VI 401, Hunter IV 247, SRCV III 1200, Choice EF, superb portrait, brown tone, a few light marks, weight 3.434 g, maximum diameter 21.7 mm, die axis 0o, 6th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 280 A.D.; obverse IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse PAX AVG, Pax standing left holding olive branch and scepter, VI right, XXI in ex; $110.00 (€95.70)


Aurelian, August or September 270 - October or November 275 A.D.

Click for a larger photo The reverse legend abbreviates Genius Illyriciani, dedicating the coin to the Genius of [the army in] Illyria (western Balkans).RA90724. Billon antoninianus, MER-RIC 2027, Venèra Hoard II 6029, La Venèra 1069, Cohen VI 103, RIC V 223 var (Q right), VF, uneven strike,, weight 3.146 g, maximum diameter 23.0 mm, die axis 180o, 4th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, emission 2, Nov 270; obverse IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse GENIVS ILLVR, Genius standing left, nude but for kalathos on head and cloak over shoulder, patera in right, cornucopia in left, standard in ground behind, Q left, nothing in exergue; variety not in RIC; $100.00 (€87.00)


Constantius I, May 305 - 25 July 306 A.D.

Click for a larger photo In Roman religion every man has a genius, a presiding spirit. In De Die Natali, Censorinus says, from the moment we are born, we live under the guard and tutelage of Genius. Cities, organizations, and peoples also had a genius. On coins we find inscriptions to the Genius of the Army, of the Senate, of the Emperor, etc. The legend GENIO POPVLI ROMANI dedicates this coin to the Genius of the Roman People. Genius' image is of a man with a cloak half covering the shoulders leaving the rest of his body naked, holding a cornucopia in one hand, and a simpulum or a patera in the other.
RB73598. Billon follis, RIC VI Siscia 90a, SRCV IV 14054, Choice gVF, excellent portrait, well centered, Genius' head flatly struck, weight 9.625 g, maximum diameter 28.8 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, as caesar, 295 - 296 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate head right, bare shoulder from behind; reverse GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, kalathos on head, nude but for cloak over shoulders, pouring libation from patera in right, cornucopia in left, B in right field, *SIS in exergue; $100.00 (€87.00)


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.RA68440. Silvered antoninianus, RIC V 715; Alföldi Siscia V, Plate XXIII, Type 42, Nº 114, Choice EF, weight 3.805 g, maximum diameter 22.1 mm, die axis 0o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 280 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG, radiate bust left in consular robe, eagle tipped scepter in right; reverse PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left, holding olive branch in right and transverse scepter in left, P right, XXI in ex; sharp, full silvering and centering, better than photo; $95.00 (€82.65)




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