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Eastern Denarii
Severus Alexander, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.

|Severus| |Alexander|, |Severus| |Alexander,| |13| |March| |222| |-| |March| |235| |A.D.|, |denarius|
Alexander's reign was characterized by a significant breakdown of military discipline. In 223 the Praetorian Guard murdered their prefect, Ulpian, and did so in Alexander's presence and despite the teenage emperor's pleas. The soldiers then fought a three-day battle against the populace of Rome, and this battle ended after several parts of the city were set on fire.
MA95653. Silver denarius, RIC IV 291 (S), RSC III 183b, BMCRE VI -, SRCV II -, Hunter III -, F, well centered, frosty surfaces, marks, edge crack, weight 2.563 g, maximum diameter 20.0 mm, die axis 180o, Antioch mint, 223 A.D.; obverse IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate and draped bust right, from behind; reverse PAX AETERNA AVG (eternal peace of the emperor), Pax standing facing, head left, branch in right hand, long scepter vertical in left; scarce; $65.00 (59.80)


Valerian I, October 253 - c. June 260 A.D.

|Members| |Auction| |Listed|, |Valerian| |I,| |October| |253| |-| |c.| |June| |260| |A.D.|, |antoninianus|
In 258, Valerian put to death a number of church leaders, including Rome's bishop, Sixtus. Christians belonging to the nobility or the Roman Senate were deprived of their property and exiled. Thinking that the Christian had great hidden treasures, Valerian ordered the leading deacon, Laurentius, him to hand them over. Laurentius agreed but asked for three days to gather them to together. He assembled the poor, aged and sick in Rome and brought them before the emperor, saying "These are the true treasures of the church." Furious, Laurentius was ordered to suffer a slow and cruel death. On 10 August 258, Laurentius was scourged, beaten with irons, and had his joints dislocated. He was then placed on a grate over a fire and slowly roasted to death. Having lain there for some time, he is reported to have called out to the emperor a Latin couplet, "Assum est, inquit, versa et manduca" (This side is done, turn me over and have a bite). His executioner obliged and after he had been tormented for a considerable time, he finally lifted his eyes to heaven and with calmness yielded his spirit to God. Laurentius (Saint Lawrence) is the patron saint of comedians.
MA95638. Silver antoninianus, Gbl MIR 1684e (Samosata), Hunter IV 73, SRCV III 9955, RIC V-1 285 (Antioch), RSC IV 152 (Antioch), VF, well centered, nice portrait, weight 3.960 g, maximum diameter 23.6 mm, die axis 0o, uncertain Syrian mint, 256 - 260 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse PIETAS AVGG (to the piety of the two emperors), Emperors standing confronted, sacrificing at altar in center, on left holding eagle-tipped scepter, on right holding parazonium; $58.34 (53.67)


Julia Domna, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.

|Julia| |Domna|, |Julia| |Domna,| |Augusta| |194| |-| |8| |April| |217| |A.D.|, |denarius|
Laodicea ad Mare is today Latakia, Syria. It was a Phoenician town, refounded by Seleucus I Nicator 301-281 B.C. and renamed after his mother, Laodicea. Coins of Julia Domna from the Laodicea mint can be identified by the loop coming up from her drapery at the neck.
RS94711. Silver denarius, RIC IV S637, RSC III 21, BMCRE V S593, SRCV II 6577, Hunter III 63, VF, lovely portrait, well centered, much of obverse legend unstruck probably due to a filled die, reverse die worn, weight 2.209 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 180o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, 196 - 202 A.D.; obverse IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right; reverse CONCORDIA (harmony), Concordia seated left, patera in extended right hand, cornucopia in left hand; from the Ray Nouri Collection; $60.00 SALE |PRICE| $54.00


Septimius Severus, 9 April 193 - 4 February 211 A.D.

|Septimius| |Severus|, |Septimius| |Severus,| |9| |April| |193| |-| |4| |February| |211| |A.D.|, |denarius|
The reverse refers to victory over Niger. To obscure that this was a civil war, it is phrased as victory over Arabs and Adiabenians, who aided Niger's cause.
MA95500. Silver denarius, RIC IV 485 (S), RSC III 699, BMCRE V W450, SRCV II -, Hunter III -, aF, tight flan, obverse slightly off center, weight 3.267 g, maximum diameter 17.3 mm, die axis 180o, Laodicea ad Mare (Latakia, Syria) mint, 196 - 197 A.D.; obverse L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right; reverse VICTOR AVG, Victory walking left, raising wreath in right hand, trophy in left; this is the first specimen of this type handled by FORVM; scarce; $42.00 (38.64)







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