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000. Republic, C Norbanus. AR Denarius. 83 BC. Norbana 2.124 viewsObv. Diademed head of Venus r C NORBANUS LXXVIIII
Rev. Ear of wheat, fasces and caduceus.
Rome, 83 BC. 3.88g. Cr-357/1b, Syd 739, Norbana 2.
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001. Augustus, 27BC-14AD. AR Denarius. Ob Civis Servatos.67 viewsAR Denarius. Tarraco mint. 19 B.C.
Obv. Bare head right CAESAR AVGVSTVS

Rev. OB CIVIS SERVATOS below and above wreath.

RIC I 75a, RSC 210, BMCRE 376-7 = BMCRR Rome 4389-90, BN 1164-9. gVF.

Incredibly high relief, almost 2mm from the fields. Wear only on the highest curls. Assigned to Tarraco by style based on work by Richard Prideauxin Triton XI.
004. Claudius, 41-54AD. AE Aes.89 viewsAE Aes. Rome mint..

Rev. Minerva advancing right brandishing spear and shield, large SC

RIC I00. BMCRE 206.

Beautiful patina. gVF
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005. Nero 54-68AD. AE Sestertius, Rome mint, 63AD. DECVRSIO. 38.6mm192 viewsObv. Laureate ead right, wearing aegis NERO CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P
Rev. Nero on horseback prancing right, wearing cuirass, short tunic, and billowing cloak, spear in right hand, to right soldier moving right. carrying vexillum; to leftin shallow relief, soldier running right DECVRSIO in ex
BMCRE 155; Cohen 94, RIC I 176 var (obv legend)
38.6mm, 180o, 63 A.D. Rome mint.
This sestertius was an early emission from the Rome Mint, which resumed striking bronze after about 10 years of inactivity. The talented engraver, perhaps with extra time for this initial project, produced one of the best dies in the entire imperial bronze series. The special style, complemented by superior execution, has similarities to later medallions.

The fine expressive portrait has higher relief than the more common Lugdunum issues.
The reverse uses the roundness of the flan and three geometric planes of relief to both present the scene in a format that draws the eye to the emperor and show movement that is lacking on almost all other Roman coins. The rare use of geometric planes was repeated on ADLOCVTIO sestertii of Galba five years later, perhaps the work of the same artist. Rome sestertii after 70 A.D. are of far less impressive style.

The lack of SC leaves the reverse fields uncluttered. SC stood for Senatus Consultum, "By Decree of the Senate" and signified the role of the Senate in the minting of brass and bronze coinage. Many sestertii of Caligula and some brass and bronze of Nero lack SC. Subsequent issues include SC again, until inflation produced the demise of the sestertius under Gallienus, c. 265 AD
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009. Vespasian, 68-79AD. AE Aes.53 viewsAE Aes. Rome mint.
Obv. Laureate head right IMP CAES VESPASIAN AVG COS III

Rev. Aequitas standing left holding patera and sceptre AEQVITAS AVGVSTI S-C

RIC 482. gVF.

Lovely patina.
009. Vespasian, 69-79AD. AR Denarius.57 viewsVespasian 69-79. Rome mint, AR Denarius. Struck in 75A.D.
Obv. Laureate head right IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Rev. Pax seated left, holding branch PON MAX TRP COS VI

19.5mm, 2.84g. RSC 366, RIC 90.

A very craggy Vespasianic portrait. Pax appears to be bared to the waist, unusual.
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010. Titus, 79-81AD. AR Denarius.149 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint 80AD.
Obv. Laureate head right IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM

Rev. Tripod surmounted by dolphin TRP IX IMP XV COS VII PP

RIC II 27. Cohen 321. SEAR 2518.(VF $192 - XF $512). EF

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011. Domitian, 81-96AD. AE Dupondius.118 viewsDomitian. AE Dupondius. 10.08g, 28.3mm, 180o, Rome mint, Apr - Nov 85 A.D.;
Obverse IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, radiate head right with aegis.
Reverse FORTVNAE AVGVSTI S C, Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia. scarce. choice gVF. RIC 293, Cohen 121.
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013. Trajan, 98-117AD. AE Aes.27 viewsAE Aes. Rome mint. 101-103AD.
Obv. Laureate head right IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM.
Rev. Victory advancing left holding palm branch and shield inscribed with SPQR TR POT COS IIII PP.

RIC II 434.
016. Marcus Aurelius, 161-180AD. AE Sestertius. As Caesar31 viewsObv. Bare head right AVRELIVS CAES AVG PII FIL
Rev. Felicitas standing left holding caduceus and scaptre, leaning on column TR POT XIII COS II SC

RIC 1345.
018. Commodus, 180-193AD. AR Denarius.33 viewsObv. Laureate head right M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT
Rev. Fortuna seated left, hold rudder attached to globe & cornucopia P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P

RIC 131, Cohen 150, BMC 202.
024. Caracalla 211-217. AR Denarius. 59 viewsRome mint. AR Denarius.


Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla to right.


Virtus standing right with spear & parazonium, foot on helmet.

RIC 191.

028. Severus Alexander, 222-235. AR Denarius. Victoria.70 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint. AD 231-235.
Obv. Laureate head right IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG
Rev. Victoria standing left, left hand holding palm, right resting on shield, bound captive at feet VICTORIA AVG.

RIC 257, RSC 558a. aEF.

Struck to commemorate the 'victories' over the Persians in the emperors' eastern campaign of 231-233.
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034. Gordian III, 238-244AD. AR Antoninianus.31 viewsAR Antoninianus. Rome mint.
Obv. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust seen from right or slightly back IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG.
Rev. Laetitia standing left LAETITIA AVG.

RSC 118, RIC 221
036. Trajan Decius, 249-251AD. AE Sestertius. 43 viewsAE Sestertius. Rome mint.

Obv. Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG

Rev. Dacia, wearing robe reaching feet, standing left holding vertical staff topped with a wolf's head DACIA SC.

RIC p. 135, 112b; C 18, , 18.398g, 22.4mm. gVF
036. Trajan Decius, 249-251AD. AE Sestertius. 31 viewsAE Sestertius. Rome mint..
Obv. Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right. IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG

Rev. The two Pannoniae standing left holding military standards. PANNONIAE SC

RIC 124a, Cohen 87.

Beautiful patina, wonderful portrait. gVF.
040. Valerian, 254-260AD. BI Antoninianus.39 viewsBI Antoninianus. Antioch mint.
Obv. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG

Rev. Emperors sacrificing at altar. PIETAS AVGG

RSC 153, RIC 284.

Extremely nice condition for this emperor. EF.
041. Gallienus, 253-268. Antoninianus. RSC 0121a. Rome mint.40 viewsObv. Radiate, draped and cuirassed head right GALLIENVS AVG
Rev. Gallienus standing left holding globe and spear. VIRTVS AVG. P in right field.
RSC 1221a variant. Rome mint.
043. Claudius II Gothicus, A.D. 268-270.39 viewsAE Antoninianus. Mediolanum mint.

Obv: IMP CLAVDIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.

Rev: FELIC TEMPO, Felicitas standing facing, head left, vertical sceptre in left hand, short caduceus in right hand, T in ex.

RIC V-1 145 Milan/Mediolanum.
045. Aurelian, 270-275AD. BI Antoninianus.43 viewsBI Antoninianus. Unattributed mint.
Obv.Radiate and cuirassed bust right IMP AVRELIANVS AVG
Rev. Female figure presenting the emperor with wreath RESTITVT ORBIS

RIC 399, Cohen 192.

A bit dirty, significant silvering left. A great portrait and reverse..
046. Tacitus, 275-276AD. BI Antoninianus. 26 viewsBI Antoninianus. Ticinum mint.
Obv. Radiate and cuirassed bust right. IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG

Rev. Mars left, holding branch, spear and shield. MARTI PACIF, S in exe.

RIC VI 145F, Cohen 60..

Lovely, silvered coin. EF. Superb full circle centering on both sides.
047. Florian, 276AD. BI Antoninianus.37 viewsAE Antoninianus. Siscia mint.

Obv. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right IMP C M AN FLORIANVS P AVG

Rev. Felicitas standing left holding sceptre FELICITAS AVG, S in ex.

047. Florian, 276AD. BI Antoninianus.30 viewsAE Antoninianus. Cyzikus mint.

Obv. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right IMP FLORIANVS AVG

Rev. Victoria standing right, presenting wreath to Florian standinf left holding sceptre CONCORDIA MILITVM, T in ex.

RIC116. aEF. Semi-uncleaned, not game to try and clean it further.
048. Probus A.D. 276-282. AE Antoninianus. 77 viewsAE Antoninianus. Rome mint.

Obv: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG, radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.
Rev: ROMAE AETER, Roma seated in temple, holding Victory and sceptre.
Ex: R(wreath)Δ.
21 mm, 3.39 g
RIC V, Part 2, 183

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051. Carinus, 283-285AD. BI Antoninianus55 viewsAE Antoninianus. Siscia.

Obv. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right M AVR CARINVS NOB CAES

Rev. Fides standing left holding two standards, star P in right field FIDES MILITVM, XXI in ex.

CHEF. Rare, possibly unpublished variant.
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057. Constantine I, 307-337AD. AE3 Trier.38 viewsConstantine I. AE3. Trier mint. 321 AD. 2.87g.
Obv. Helmeted and cuirassed bust right CONSTANTINVS AVG.
Rev. Globe set on altar inscribed with VOTIS XX, BEATA TRANQVILLITAS. PTR in Exe.
RIC VII, p. 303, 316. C3. aEF.
058. Maxentius, 306-312. AE Follis.69 viewsObv. Laureate head right IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG
Rev. Roma seated left holding sceptre and globe, within hexastyle temple with wreath within pediment CONSEERV VRB SVAE, RES below.
Rome Mint, 310-11. 24.5mm, 5.98g.
RIC 258.
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062. Constantius II, 337-361AD. AE Centenionalis.72 viewsConstantius II. AE Centenionalis. Heraclea mint. 348-51CE.

Obv. Diademed, draped bust holding globe D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG.

Rev. Emperor in military dress standing left, holding standard with chi-rho on banner and resting left hand on shield, in front of Emperor are two captives standing FEL TEMP REPARATIO Exe: SMHA.

RIC VIII, 69 Scarce, 5.61g.

A beautiful bust, which it is possibly to recreate with only a bed sheet and a single Terry's Chocolate Orange
062A. Constantius Gallus, 351-354AD. AE2.116 viewsAE2. Constantinople mint.

Obv. Bare head bust right, draped and cuirassed D N FL CL CONSTANTIVS NOB CAES.

Rev. Soldier spearing horseman left, down and holding neck of horse with one hand and reaching back with the other arm FEL TEMP R-EPARATIO. Exe: CONSS

RIC VIII, 120 (s) Scarce, page 458 - LRBC #2040/ 3.06 g
067. Valentinian I, 364-375AD. AE385 viewsAE3. Siscia mint.

Obv. Draped and diademed busy right. DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG

Rev. Victoria advancing left holding wreath SECVRITAS PVBLICA, SISC? in ex.

074. Theodosius II, 402-450AD. AV Solidus.487 viewsAV Solidus. Constantinople mint. Obv: DN THEODO-SIVS PF AVG - Three-quarters bust right, draped, cuirassed, holding spear over right shoulder and shield in left hand Rev: VOT XXX MVLT XXXXS - Constantinopolis seated left, holding cross on globe and scepter, her left foot sits on the prow of a galley and at rear of her throne, a shield sits; in right field, a 'star'. Exe: CONOB : AD 430-440, RIC X, 257 (s) Scarce, page 259/ 4.48 g. Choice FDC.
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