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Aquilea Mint

The Roman mint at Aquileia, Italy was open 294 to 324 A.D. and 334 - 430 A.D. Common mintmarks include: AQ, AQOB, AQPS, AQVI, AQVIL, and SMAQ.


Gratian, 24 August 367 - 25 August 383 A.D.

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After Valentinian died on 17 November 375, the troops in Pannonia proclaimed his infant son (by a second wife Justina) emperor under the title of Valentinian II. Gratian acquiesced in their choice; reserving for himself the administration of the Gallic provinces, he handed over Italy, Illyricum and Africa to Valentinian and his mother, who fixed their residence at Mediolanum. The division, however, was merely nominal, and the real authority remained in the hands of Gratian.
RL34995. Silver siliqua, RIC IX Aquileia 15(b)3, RSC V 87f, SRCV V 19968, Choice aEF, toned, bold, near perfectly centering, weight 2.298 g, maximum diameter 18.5 mm, die axis 0o, Aquileia mint, 17 Nov 375 - 9 Aug 378 A.D.; obverse D N GRATIANVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VRBS ROMA (City of Rome), Roma seated left on cuirass, helmeted, draped, Victory offering wreath on globe in right hand, reversed spear behind in left, star right, AQPS in exergue; SOLD


Eugenius, 22 August 392 - 6 September 394 A.D.

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Eugenius was the puppet emperor of the barbarian general Arbogastes. Placed on the throne by the barbarian lord, Eugenius was not accepted as co-emperor by Theodosius I. Theodosius marched into Italy. Eugenius was defeated and executed.
RL87330. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Aquileia 59.1 (R), Paolucci-Zub 805 (R3), LRBC II 1108, SRCV V 20691, Cohen VIII 5, VF, small flan cutting off parts of legends and Victory's head, a little rough, weight 0.983 g, maximum diameter 13.6 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Aquileia mint, spring 393 - 6 Sep 394 A.D.; obverse D N EVGENIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES ROMANORVM, Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm frond over left shoulder in left hand, AQP in exergue; very rare; SOLD


Flavius Victor, c. 387 - 28 July 388 A.D.

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Flavius Victor was the son of usurper Magnus Maximus. He may have been made Augustus as an infant. Although he appears as an adult, he was likely only four or five years old when his coins were struck. After his father's death, he was executed by the barbarian general Arbogastes.
SH91788. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Aquileia 55(b)2 (S), Paolucci-Zub 804 (R), LRBC II 1104, SRCV V 20675, Cohen VIII 3, VF, green patina, cleaning scratches, weight 1.048 g, maximum diameter 13.1 mm, die axis 0o, 2nd officina, Aquileia mint, c. 387 - 28 Jul 388 A.D.; obverse D N FL VICTOR P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES ROMANORVM, camp gate with star between two turrets, SMAQS in exergue; rare; SOLD


Magnus Maximus, July 383 - 28 July 388 A.D.

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After the Roman troops in Britain, proclaimed general Magnus Maximus emperor, he invaded Gaul and drove Gratian before him until the latter was overrun and assassinated. After negotiations, Theodosius I recognized Magnus Maximus and his son, Flavius Victor, as emperors in Britannia and Gaul. Gratian's brother Valentinian II retained Italy, Pannonia, Hispania, and Africa. In 386 A.D., driven by reckless greed, Magnus Maximus invaded Italy, driving out Valentinian II, who fled to Theodosius I. Commanding an army of Goths, Huns and Alans, Theodosius marched west and defeated Magnus Maximus at the Battle of the Save. On 28 August 388, Magnus Maximus surrendered at Aquileia and was executed.
SH35062. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Aquileia 55(a)1 (S), Paolucci-Zub 804 (R), LRBC II 1103, SRCV V 20657, Cohen VIII 7, Hunter V -, VF, full legends, green patina, weight 1.374 g, maximum diameter 13.5 mm, die axis 0o, 1st officina, Aquileia mint, summer 387 - Aug 388 A.D.; obverse D N MAG MAXIMVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES ROMANORVM, campgate with star between two turrets, SMAQP in exergue; scarce; SOLD


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

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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.
RL90437. Billon heavy maiorina, RIC VIII Siscia 244, LRBC II 1136, Voetter 31, SRCV V 18730, Cohen VII 10, Choice gVF, light encrustations, weight 4.945 g, maximum diameter 22.8 mm, die axis 45o, 2nd officina, Aquileia mint, 348 - 350 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTA-NS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times restored), Constans standing left in Galley left, labarum in left hand, Phoenix on globe in right hand, Victory steering at stern, AQS in exergue; SOLD


Eugenius, 22 August 392 - 6 September 394 A.D.

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Eugenius was the puppet emperor of the barbarian general Arbogastes. Placed on the throne by the barbarian lord, Eugenius was not accepted as co-emperor by Theodosius I. Theodosius marched into Italy. Eugenius was defeated and executed.
SH00344. Bronze half centenionalis, RIC IX Aquileia 59.2 (R), Paolucci-Zub 805 (R3), LRBC II 1108, SRCV V 20691, Cohen VIII 5, Choice aEF, weight 1.40 g, maximum diameter 13.8 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Aquileia mint, spring 393 - 6 Sep 394 A.D.; obverse D N EVGENIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES ROMANORVM, Victory walking left, wreath in right hand, palm frond over left shoulder in left hand, AQS in exergue; very rare; SOLD


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

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Aquileia is an ancient Roman city in Italy, at the head of the Adriatic at the edge of the lagoons, about 10 kilometers (6 mi) from the sea, on the river Natiso (modern Natisone), the course of which has changed somewhat since Roman times. Today, the city is small (about 3,500 inhabitants), but it was large and prominent in Antiquity as one of the world's largest cities with a population of 100,000 in the 2nd century A.D. and is one of the main archeological sites of Northern Italy.
RB88947. Billon follis, Paolucci-Zub 173a, RIC VI Aquileia 113, Hunter V 42, SRCV IV 14992, Cohen VII 42, aEF, excellent centering, attractive brown tone, traces of silvering, some high-points weak, edge crack, weight 4.639 g, maximum diameter 26.5 mm, die axis 0o, 3rd officina, Aquileia mint, 309 - 310 A.D.; obverse IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse CONSERVAT VRB SVAE (Guardian of the city traditions), within a hexastyle temple temple, Emperor standing right, his left foot on bound captive seated right, both before Roma enthroned enthroned left, Emperor holds scepter in left hand, Roma presenting him with a globe, shield against her near side, Victories as acroteria, wolf and twins on pediment, AQΓ in exergue; ex Harlan J. Berk; SOLD


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

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In ancient Roman religion, Roma was a female deity who personified the city of Rome and more broadly, the Roman state. In Hellenistic religious tradition, gods were served by priests and goddesses by priestesses but Roma's priesthood was male, perhaps in acknowledgment of the virility of Rome's military power. The highest ranking local elites would contend for the priesthood of the Roma cult.
RB04195. Billon follis, RIC VI Aquileia 118, Choice EF, weight 6.72 g, maximum diameter 26.8 mm, die axis 0o, Aquileia mint, 307 A.D.; obverse IMP C M MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, head laureate right; reverse CONSERVAT VRB SVAE (Guardian of the city traditions), hexastyle temple on three steps, Roma seated facing within, head left, holding globe in right and spear in left, shield at her side right, AQP in exergue; from the Aiello Collection; SOLD


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

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Aquileia is an ancient Roman city in Italy, at the head of the Adriatic at the edge of the lagoons, about 10 kilometers (6 mi) from the sea, on the river Natiso (modern Natisone), the course of which has changed somewhat since Roman times. Today, the city is small (about 3,500 inhabitants), but it was large and prominent in Antiquity as one of the world's largest cities with a population of 100,000 in the 2nd century A.D. and is one of the main archeological sites of Northern Italy.
RB14782. Billon follis, Paolucci-Zub 173a, RIC VI Aquileia 113, Hunter V 42, SRCV IV 14992, Cohen VII 42, aEF, weight 5.708 g, maximum diameter 26.2 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Aquileia mint, 309 - 310 A.D.; obverse IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse CONSERVAT VRB SVAE (Guardian of the city traditions), within a hexastyle temple temple, Emperor standing right, his left foot on bound captive seated right, both before Roma enthroned enthroned left, Emperor holds scepter in left hand, Roma presenting him with a globe, shield against her near side, Victories as acroteria, wolf and twins on pediment, AQP in exergue; SOLD


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

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The name and the image of the sun god were frequently displayed on the coins of Rome. Apollo, in particular, was the object of homage in those dreadful times when the spread of plague depopulated the empire. But in the period when paganism was falling to the spread of Christianity, the emperors invoked the sun god Sol more than ever. The last inscription referring to Sol Invictus dates to 387 and there were enough devotees in the 5th century that Saint Augustine found it necessary to preach against them.
RT25925. Billon follis, RIC VI Aquileia 142 var. (reverse legend break unlisted), EF, weight 4.435 g, maximum diameter 21.3 mm, die axis 0o, Aquileia mint, 312 - 313 A.D.; obverse IMP MAXIMINVS P F AVG, laureate head right; reverse SOLI INVICTO COMITI (to the unconquered Sun, minister [of the Emperor]), Sol, radiate, standing half-left, raising right, globe in left hand, captive at feet left, AQS in exergue; bold strike and fabulous style; rare; SOLD




  




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