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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.


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 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 (€187.50)

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.
SH59948. Bronze centenionalis, RIC VIII Siscia 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)

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.
SH90100. Bronze AE 3, RIC VIII Siscia 286, gVF, a few green deposits, weight 5.632 g, maximum diameter 23.1 mm, die axis 45o, 3rd officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 19 Jan - 25 Dec 350; 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, labarum (Chi Rho Christogram standard) in right, transverse spear in left, Victory right standing left crowning him and holding palm, A left, •ΓSIS• in ex; ex CNG auction 233 (26 May 2010), lot 460; $225.00 (€168.75)

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, 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 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 (€135.00)

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 hand, trophy over shoulder in left, XXIS in ex; sharp, near full silvering and centering; $160.00 (€120.00)

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); $150.00 (€112.50)

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 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)

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)

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; $130.00 (€97.50)

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; $130.00 (€97.50)

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 (€93.75)

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 (€93.75)

Constantine the Great, Early 307 - 22 May 337 A.D.
Click for a larger photo On 7 March 321, Constantine issued an edict proclaiming Dies Solis Invicti (Sunday) as the day of rest; trade was forbidden but agriculture was allowed. Constantine instructed that Christians and non-Christians should be united in observing the venerable day of the sun, referring to the sun-worship that Aurelian had established as an official cult. Long after his conversion to Christianity, Constantine's coinage continued to carry the symbols of the sun. Even when Constantine dedicated the new capital of Constantinople, which became the seat of Byzantine Christianity for a millennium, he did so wearing the Apollonian sun-rayed diadem. No Christian symbols were present at the dedication.
RL71594. Bronze AE 3, RIC VII Siscia 159, Choice aEF, weight 3.153 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 225o, 4th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 320 - 321 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse D N CONSTANTINI MAX AVG, around wreath enclosing VOT / XX, ∆SIS* in ex; $120.00 (€90.00)

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.
RL65134. Bronze AE 2, RIC VIII Siscia 296, LRBC 1182, VF, weight 2.288 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 180o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 1 Mar - 25 Dec 350 A.D.; obverse D N VETRANIO P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS AVGVSTORVM, emperor standing right, transverse spear in right hand, globe extended in left; captive at feet on right seated right, captive looking back left, wearing pointed cap and raising his left hand to his head, [...]SIS in ex; scarce; $115.00 (€86.25)

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; $110.00 (€82.50)

Probus, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Siscia, a chief town and colony of Pannonia, was located at confluence of the Colapis and Savus, and is now called Sisak, Croatia. The Roman imperial mint operated from 260 to c. 390 A.D. The mint master was called procurator monetae Siscianae.
RB47772. Silvered antoninianus, RIC V 651; Alföldi Siscia V type 26, 52, Choice aEF, weight 3.772 g, maximum diameter 23.3 mm, die axis 180o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 280 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse CONCORD MILIT, Probus clasping hands with Concordia, Q in center, XXIT in ex; full silvering!; $95.00 (€71.25)

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.
RB64525. Bronze antoninianus, Alföldi Siscia V type 23, 49; RIC V 666; Cohen 163; SRCV 11967, EF, weight 4.546 g, maximum diameter 21.8 mm, die axis 0o, 4th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, emission 4, 278 A.D.; obverse IMP PROBVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse CONCORDIA MILIT, Probus, on left, standing right, Concordia standing confronted clasping hands, XXIQ in ex; $90.00 (€67.50)

Constantine II, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
Click for a larger photo During this period A's were frequently engraved with open tops and looked like H's.
RL68311. Silvered AE 3, RIC VII Siscia 163, EF, perfect centering, some silvering, weight 2.736 g, maximum diameter 19.1 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, 320 - 321 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB C, laureate head right; reverse CAESARVM NOSTRORVM, VOT / V within wreath, ASIS* in ex; $90.00 (€67.50)

Severus II, 25 July 306 - Summer 307 A.D.
Click for a larger photo Some references identify this type as a bronze denarius.
RB70481. Bronze quarter-follis, RIC VI 170, nice gVF, attractive patina, tight flan, weight 1.493 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 180o, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, as caesar, 1 May 305 - 25 July 306 A.D.; obverse FL VAL SEVERVS NOB C, laureate head right; reverse GENIO POP-VLI ROMANI, Genius standing left, nude but for cloak over shoulder, patera in right, cornucopia in left, SIS in ex; $90.00 (€67.50)



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