Romano-British Empire, , Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.
Although references lists numerous varieties of reverses, this particular , with rudder, , and no is not listed in the references examined and we were unable to find another example online.
RIC notes that issued coins without in 287 A.D. As this was the beginning of "British Empire" coinage, coins were often irregular and on older coins.RA07649.
, -, -, -, -, -, gVF, light green , and exotic "British" , extremely , possibly unpublished or unique, 3.85 g, maximum 24.8 mm, 180o, Londinium ( , England) mint, c. mid 286 - early/mid 287; IMP CARAVSIVS , draped and right; (the foresight of the Emperor), standing left, rudder in right hand, globe left of rudder, in right hand; from the Scott Collection; SOLD
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
(foresight) was an important moral and philosophical abstraction in Roman discourse. says it is one of the three main components of prudentia, "the knowledge of things that are or bad or neither," along with (memory) and intellegentia (understanding). The dedicates this coin to the providence of the gods.SH77608. Silver
, 80; 108; p. 506, 73; 30; 7361, aEF, mint luster, excellent portrait, full circles centering, 3.173 g, maximum 22.3 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 3rd issue, Mar - Jun 218 A.D.; IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate and draped right, from behind; (to the foresight of the gods), standing slightly left, left, baton in right hand, held over globe at feet on left, in left hand; SOLD
, Late 195 or Early 196 - 19 February 197 A.D.
After the praetorians "sold" the throne to , was made emperor by Syrian legions; by troops in Illyricum and ; and Albinus by armies in Britain and Gaul. Albinus allied with and became . After Niger was killed, Septimius no longer needed Albinus and attempted to have him assassinated. Albinus proclaimed himself emperor, crossed into Gaul with his army, defeated Severus' legate, and made his headquarters. On 19 Feb 197, at the hard-fought Battle of , with 150,000 troops on each side, Albinus was defeated and killed himself, or was executed. Severus rode his horse over Albinus' headless body before having it thrown into the Rhône with his murdered family. His was sent to Rome as a warning.SH14069. Silver
, 1c, 55, gVF/VF, 4.006 g, maximum 16.8 mm, 0o, Rome mint, as , 193 A.D.; D CL SEPT ALBIN , right; COS (the foresight of the Emperor and Consul), standing half left, wand over globe in right hand, long vertical in left; portrait; SOLD
, 13 March 222 - March 235 A.D.
was the goddess of harvest and her main attribute is grain. When was away on his Persian and German campaigns (231-235) he continuously struck types. With the , "The Foresight of the Emperor," he assured that, though he was away, he would be carefully monitoring Rome's grain supply!RS79823. Silver
, 250b; 501b; p. 201, 875; 74; 7922, EF, excellent portrait, detail, small edge cracks, 2.841 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 160o, Rome mint, 231 - 235 A.D.; IMP ALEXANDER AVG, laureate right, slight drapery on left shoulder; (the foresight of the Emperor), (or ) standing left, grain downward in right hand over overflowing with grain at feet on left, in left hand; SOLD
, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D.
This is perhaps one of the most unusual issues in the entire series. It is nearly always attributed to (Trier), but a comparison of and examination of hoards reveals that this issue was not struck in Trier but in Cyzicus. The KS in the between the two figures is actually the mint mark, not the PTR. A look at the coins of Cyzicus ( Cyzicus 22-23) shows that the same two (4th and 6th) struck this issue with and without the PTR. The issues of and were struck at every mint currently in operation. Apparently, the of this were prepared at Trier and examples were sent to the various mints for the individual mints to copy. At Cyzicus, the die engravers copied everything, including the Trier mint mark and put their own mint mark in the . Eventually someone realized the mistake and new dies were prepared with the mint mark replacing PTR in its proper location.
Quies is the personification of rest and retirement. This coin honors the Emperors and Maximian after their in 305 A.D. The dedicates the coin, to our lord Maximian the happy emperor. The translates, By the providence of the gods, the restful retirement of the Emperors.SH51541.
, 677a; cf. Cyzicus 22 - 23; -, EF, 10.854 g, maximum 27.9 mm, 180o, 6th , Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 305 - 307 A.D.; D N DIOCLETIANO FELICISSIMO , laureate right, wearing imperial mantle, olive branch in right hand, in left hand; , on left standing right, extending right hand to Quies, who is standing left with branch in right and leaning on in left, in outer fields, KS bottom center, PTR in ; ; SOLD
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
, 514, 254, 534, aVF, for the reign and period, 9.258 g, maximum 25.3 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 213 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG , right; (to the foresight of the gods), standing left, baton held over globe in right hand, long in left hand, ( ) flanking across ; SOLD
, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D.
is the personification of the ability to foresee and to make provision for the future. This ability was considered essential for the emperor and was among the embodiments of virtues that were of the imperial cult. said that , (memory) and intellegentia (understanding) are the three main components of prudentia, the knowledge what is or bad or neither.RB72152.
, p. 584, 1252 & pl. 78, 15 (also with unbroken ); 118-8/50; - (p. cxxiii), -; -; -, VF, portrait, nice , dark , 11.544 g, maximum 25.4 mm, 0o, Rome mint, Aug - Dec 165 A.D.; M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS P M, , bearded right; XIX IMP III , standing slightly left, wand in left hand over globe at feet on left, long vertical in right, across ; very - or ; SOLD
Maximian, 286 - 305, 306 - 308, and 310 A.D.
Quies is the personification of rest and retirement. This coin honors the Emperors and Maximian after their in 305 A.D. The dedicates the coin, to our lord Maximian the happy emperor. The translates, By the providence of the gods, the restful retirement of the Emperors.SH51542.
, Cyzicus 23b, gVF, 11.442 g, maximum 28.1 mm, 0o, Cyzicus (Kapu Dagh, Turkey) mint, 305 - 307 A.D.; D N MAXIMIANO FELICISSIMO , laureate right, wearing imperial mantle, olive branch in right hand, in left hand; , on left standing right, extending right hand to Quies, who is standing left with branch in right and leaning on in left, across fields, K∆ in ; ; SOLD
, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D.
is the personification of the ability to foresee and to make provision for the future. was one of the embodiments of virtues that were of the imperial cult. said that is one of the three main components of prudentia, "the knowledge of things that are or bad or neither," along with (memory) and intellegentia (understanding).RS43346. Silver
, 170, 881, 439, EF, perfect centering, 3.503 g, maximum 20.1 mm, 0o, Rome mint, 166 - 167 A.D.; M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX, laureate right; TR P XXI IMP IIII , standing half left, left, rod in right hand over globe at feet, long vertical in left hand; SOLD
, February or March 283 - October or November 284 A.D.
was worshiped in Rome as the goddess who prospered the year's supply of grain. She was represented on an in the capitol. The three principal granaries of Rome were , , and the African provinces. civilis was the grain which purchased each year by the Roman state, then imported and put into storage, reserved and distributed for the subsistence of the people. militaris was grain appropriated to the use of an army during a campaign.RA71586.
, 37; IV 1400; , 2, 447; 12253; , p. 29; 83, EF, , unusual , excellent centering, much , , 3.570 g, maximum 22.1 mm, 180o, 6th , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, Feb/Mar 283 - Oct/Nov 284 A.D.; IMP NVMERIANVS , , draped, and right, from behind; (the foresight of the two emperors), ( ?) standing slightly right, left, stalks of grain downward in right hand, in left hand, at feet on left, VIXXI in ; SOLD
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