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Aquileia, Italy

Aquileia was founded by the Romans as a Latin colony in 181 B.C. in the north-eastern corner of the plain of the Po at the northern end of the Adriatic. It grew to become one of the largest and wealthiest cities of the Roman Empire. After the city was destroyed by Attila the Hun in A.D. 453, the survivors clustered in a drastically reduced settlement around the Basilica, which is the origin of the small present-day town. Most of the ancient city lies unexcavated beneath the surrounding fields. Dates of mint operation: 294 - 324 and 334 - 430 A.D. Mintmarks: AQ, AQOB, AQPS, AQVI, AQVIL, SMAQ.

Magnentius, 18 January 350 - 10 August 353 A.D.

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RIC lists this type as common but we have never handled an example and did not find even a single example online. There is a coin listed as the type on Coin Archives but it is misattributed and actually RIC 162 (star above wreath reverse upper right). We believe it is rare.
RL70692. Billon heavy maiorina, RIC VIII Aquileia 161, Bastien 334, LRBC II 904, SRCV V 18802, aVF, rough, weight 4.245 g, maximum diameter 23.2 mm, die axis 180o, 2nd officina, Aquileia mint, 18 Jan 350 - spring 351 A.D.; obverse D N MAGNEN-TIVS P F AVG, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, A behind; reverse GLORIA ROMANORVM (glory of the Romans), Magnentius riding right, spearing enemy, shield and broken spear on the ground below horse, wreath above star upper right, AQS between two palm fronds in exergue; from the Butte College Foundation, ex Lindgren; rare; $50.00 (Ä44.50)

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

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In the spring of 387, Theodosius I increased the taxes in Antioch. The peasants rioted and set fire to public buildings. Theodosius sent imperial troops to quell the disturbance and closed the public baths and theaters.
SH58660. Bronze AE 4, RIC IX Aquileia 55(b)1 (S), Paolucci-Zub 804 (R), LRBC II 1104, SRCV V 20675, Cohen VIII 3, F/gVF, weight 1.445 g, maximum diameter 13.0 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Aquileia mint, obverse D N FL VICTOR P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse SPES ROMANORVM (Hope of the Romans), campgate with star between two turrets, SMAQP in exergue; scarce; SOLD

Constantius Gallus, Caesar, 28 September 351 - Winter 354 A.D.

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The reverse mark LXXII refers to the a standard of 72 coins to the pound. The gold solidus and silver light miliarense were both also struck at this c. 4.5 gram standard.
RL59933. Billon maiorina, RIC VIII Aquileia 194, LRBC II 925, Voetter 3, SRCV V 18968, Cohen VIII -, gVF, green patina, irregular ragged flan, light marks, weight 3.381 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Aquileia mint, Sep 352 - winter 354 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTANTIVS IVN NOB C, bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust right, A behind; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO (happy times restored), soldier standing left, spearing fallen horseman, LXXII (mark of value) in upper left field, S in center, AQP in exergue; scarce; SOLD


Catalog current as of Saturday, March 25, 2017.
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