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The Celator, Journal of Ancient and Medieval Coinage, Complete| - All Issues, Feb/Mar 1987 - May/June 2012

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For 25 years, The Celator was the world's premier journal for ancient coin collectors. It was founded in 1987 by Wayne G. Sayles who published it with the help of family members until 1999 when it was sold to Kerry K. Wetterstrom. Kerry published it for another 13 years. Vol. 1, was published every two months, it was issued monthly thereafter. It was printed in newspaper format from Vol. 1, No. 1 to Vol. 4, No. 8. Thereafter it was a glossy magazine.
BG20514. The Celator, Journal of Ancient and Medieval Coinage, **** COMPLETE| - ALL VOLUMES ****, from Vol. 1, No. 1 (February, 1987) to Vol. 26, No. 5 (May-June, 2012); the first two newsprint volumes a bit browned, nearly all other volumes pristine, most with mailing covers intact; price includes domestic shipping, international shipping at cost; $1200.00 (€1056.00)


Maximian, 286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D..

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The Roman's believed Jupiter granted protection and success to his favorites, who tended to be people in positions of authority similar to his own.
RT91843. Copper post-reform radiate, Hunter V 111 (also 2st officina), RIC VI Alexandria 46b, SRCV IV 13317, Cohen VII 54, gVF, excellent portrait, red copper patina with orange earthen highlighting, spots of slightest corrosion, reverse slightly off center, tiny edge cracks, weight 2.675 g, maximum diameter 20.97 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Alexandria mint, c. 296 - 297 A.D.; obverse IMP C M A MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse CONCORDIA MILITVM (harmony with the soldiers), Maximianus (on left) standing right, short scepter in left hand, Jupiter (on right) standing left, offering Victory on globe with right hand, long scepter vertical behind in left hand, B in center, ALE in exergue; $80.00 (€70.40)


Maxentius, February 307 - 28 October 312 A.D.

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Maxentius assumed power in a rebellion against Severus II, who had removed the tax exemptions enjoyed by residents of the city of Rome. The legend CONSERVATORES VRB SVAE declares Maxentius is the Savior of the City, protecting its customs and privileges.
RT91864. Billon follis, RIC VI Ticinum 95, SRCV IV 14980, Cohen IV 27 28, Hunter V -, aVF, a little rough, edge crack, weight 5.732 g, maximum diameter 24.7 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, autumn 307 - spring 308 A.D.; obverse MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse CONSERV VRB SVAE (Guardian of the city traditions), Roma seated facing in ornate hexastyle temple, head left, globe in right hand, long scepter in left hand, pediment empty, knobs for acroteria, PT in exergue; $40.00 (€35.20)


Maximinus II Daia, Late 309 - 30 April 313 A.D.

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"This reverse is modeled after the famous statue of the Spirit of the Roman People in the Roman Forum. It is unclear when this statue was last seen as it is now lost. Although the coins celebrate a wide range of spirits (e.g., Rome, Augustus, the Army, etc.), the basic design comes from the same statue...The act of pouring the libation to the emperor illustrates what the Christians were required to do in order not to be persecuted." -- Roman Bronze Coins From Paganism to Christianity 294-364 A.D. by Victor Failmezger
RT92315. Billon follis, Hunter V 65 (also parallel ties and 2nd officina) RIC VI Alexandria 100a, SRCV IV 14730, Cohen VII 40, Choice EF, golden toned silvering, bold centered strike, flow lines, weight 6.426 g, maximum diameter 23.7 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Alexandria mint, as caesar, late 308 - 310 A.D.; obverse GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, laureate head right, with parallel ties; reverse GENIO CA-ESARIS (to the guardian spirit of the prince), Genius standing slightly left, head left, kalathos on head, pouring liquor from patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, K lower left, B over P right, ALE in exergue; $160.00 (€140.80)


Maximinus II Daia, Late 309 - 30 April 313 A.D.

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"This reverse is modeled after the famous statue of the Spirit of the Roman People in the Roman Forum. It is unclear when this statue was last seen as it is now lost. Although the coins celebrate a wide range of spirits (e.g., Rome, Augustus, the Army, etc.), the basic design comes from the same statue." -- Roman Bronze Coins From Paganism to Christianity 294-364 A.D. by Victor Failmezger
RT92316. Billon follis, RIC IV Alexandria 144b, cf. Cohen VII 3 (IMP C GAL VALER...), Hunter V 122 (K-P vice K-X), SRCV IV -, Choice EF, perfect full-border centering, bold strike with sharp dies, some silvering, flow lines, minor flan flaw obv. right side, weight 7.910 g, maximum diameter 25.1 mm, die axis 180o, 3rd officina, Alexandria mint, c. 311 - 312 A.D.; obverse IMP C GALER VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse BONO GENIO PII IMPERATORIS (to the good guardian spirit of the pious Emperor), Genius standing slightly left, head left, kalathos on head, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and left arm, patera in right hand, cornucopia in left, crescent horns up upper left, K lower left, Γ over X right, ALE in exergue; $180.00 (€158.40)


Galerius, 1 March 305 - 5 May 311 A.D.

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Jupiter or Jove, Zeus to the Greeks, was the king of the gods and god of the sky and thunder, and of laws and social order. As the patron deity of ancient Rome, he was the chief god of the Capitoline Triad, with his sister and wife Juno. The father of Mars, he is, therefore, the grandfather of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome. Emperors frequently made vows to Jupiter for protection. The Roman's believed as the king of the gods, Jupiter favored emperors and kings, those in positions of authority similar to his own.
RT92328. Billon follis, RIC VI Alexandria 43, SRCV IV 14388, Cohen VII 120, Hunter V -, Choice gVF, excellent centering, traces of silvering, mild porosity, weight 9.913 g, maximum diameter 26.2 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Alexandria mint, as caesar, c. 304 - 1 Mar 305 A.D.; obverse GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, laureate head right; reverse IOVI CONS CAES (to Jove protector of the prince), Jupiter standing left, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and draped behind, Victory on globe holding wreath and palm frond in right hand, long scepter vertical in left hand, S - P flanking across field, B upper right, ALE in exergue; $100.00 (€88.00)


Maximinus II Daia, Late 309 - 30 April 313 A.D.

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Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was the official sun god of the late Empire and a patron of soldiers. In 274, Aurelian made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults. Scholars disagree whether the new deity was a refoundation of the ancient Latin cult of Sol, a revival of the cult of Elagabalus, or completely new. The god was favored by emperors after Aurelian and appeared on their coins until Constantine. The last inscription referring to Sol Invictus dates to 387 A.D. and there were enough devotees in the 5th century that Augustine found it necessary to preach against them.
BB88563. Billon follis, Hunter V 42 (also 3rd officina), RIC VII Nicomedia 73b, SRCV IV 14892, Cohen VII 161, aF, well centered, rough, weight 3.818 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 0o, 3rd officina, Nicomedia (Izmit, Turkey) mint, early 312 A.D.; obverse IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse SOLI INVICTO (to the invincible sun god), Sol standing left, raising right hand commanding the sun to rise, head of Serapis wearing kalathos in left, Γ in left field, SMN in exergue; $12.00 (€10.56)


Galeria Valeria, Augusta, June 293(?) - 311 A.D., Second Wife of Galerius

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Venus (Aphrodite) can be faulted for the Trojan War. Upset that she was not invited to a wedding, she went anyway and maliciously left a golden apple inscribed "For the fairest" on the banquet table. The goddesses, as Aphrodite expected, argued who was the rightful possessor of this prize. It was determined the most handsome mortal in the world, a noble Trojan youth named Paris, would decide. Each of the three finalists offered Paris a bribe. Hera promised he would rule the world. Athena said she would make him victorious in battle. Aphrodite guaranteed the love of the most beautiful woman in the world. This was Helen, who was married to the king of Sparta. Paris awarded the golden apple to Aphrodite. Aphrodite enabled Paris to elope with Helen, Helen of Troy. Helen's husband raised a Greek army to retrieve his wife, starting the Trojan War.
RT91453. Billon follis, Hunter V 9 (also 2nd officina), RIC VI Heraclea 43, SRCV IV 14593, Cohen VII 10, VF, well centered, dark brown tone, weight 4.755 g, maximum diameter 25.6 mm, die axis 0o, 4th officina, Heraclea (Marmara Ereglisi, Turkey) mint, c. 309 - 310 A.D.; obverse GAL VALERIA AVG, draped bust right, wearing stephane; reverse VENERI VICTRICI, Venus standing facing, head left, raising apple in right hand, raising drapery over shoulder with left hand, HTB in exergue; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection, ex Pegasi Coins; $130.00 (€114.40)


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

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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.
RT91629. Billon follis, Hunter V 16 (also 1st officina), RIC VI Lugdunum 167a, Bastien XI 311, Cohen VII 122, SRCV IV -, Choice VF, centered on a broad flan, brown tone with scattered small green encrustations, flow lines, light marks, parts of legends weak, weight 8.225 g, maximum diameter 29.2 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, as caesar, 301 - 303 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES, laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding scepter in right hand over right shoulder; reverse GENIO POPVLI ROMANI (to the guardian spirit of the Roman People), Genius standing slightly left, head left, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and left arm, kalathos on head, pouring libations from patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, flaming altar at feet left, A right, PLC in exergue; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection; $130.00 (€114.40)


Maximinus II Daia, Late 309 - 30 April 313 A.D.

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On 11 November 308, attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, at the Congress of Carnuntum, the Tetrarchy declared Maxentius a public enemy, Licinius was proclaimed Augustus, and Constantine I was made Caesar of Britain and Gaul.
RT91630. Billon follis, RIC VI Antiochia 94a, SRCV IV 14725, Cohen VII 40, Hunter V 37 var. (8th officina), Choice VF, full legends, nice portrait, minor encrustations, areas of mild porosity, weight 6.683 g, maximum diameter 23.9 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, c. late 308 A.D.; obverse GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, laureate head right; reverse GENIO CAESARIS * (to the guardian spirit of the prince), Genius standing slightly left, head left, nude but for chlamys over shoulders and left arm, kalathos on head, pouring libations from patera in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, crescent over B left, •ANT in exergue; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection, ex Numismatique Archeologie, M. Platt (Paris); $45.00 (€39.60)




  







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