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TRAJAN DECIUS AR antoninianus - 249-251 AD13 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.Q.TRAIANUS.DECIVS.AVG (radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed)
rev: PANNONIAE (the two Pannoniae standing front, heads turned away each other; left deity holds standard in right hand, right deity holds transverse standard in left hand)
ref: RIC IViii 21b, RSC 86
mint: Rome
4.5gms, 22mm
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TRAIAN DECIUS antoninianus - 249-251 AD17 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.Q.TRAIANUS.DECIVS.AVG (radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed)
rev: VICTORIA AVG (Victory advancing left with wreath and palm)
ref: RIC IViii 29c, C.113
mint: Rome
3.47gms
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TRAJAN DECIUS sestertius - 249-251 AD30 viewsobv: IMP C.M.Q.TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG
rev: PANNONIAE / S.C. (the two Pannoniae standing side by side, holding standards)
ref: RIC124a, C.87
mint:Rome
16.18gms, 27mm
Scarce
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TRAJAN DECIUS sestertius - 249-251 AD43 viewsobv: IMP C.M.Q.TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG
rev: DACIA.FELIX / S.C. (Dacia standing left, holding ensign)
ref: RIC114a, C.35
mint: Rome
18.43gms, 28mm
Rare
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etruscilla RIC59b.jpg
HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA antoninianus - 249-251 AD15 viewsobv: HER.ETRVSCILLA.AVG (diademed, draped bust right on crescent)
rev: PVDICITIA.AVG (Pudicitia seated left holding scepter & drawing veil from her face)
ref: RIC 59b, RSC 19
mint: Rome,
4.92gms, 22mm
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HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA sestertius - 249-251 AD26 viewsobv: HERENNIA.ETRVSCILLA.AVG (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: FECVNDITAS.AVG / S.C. (Fecunditas standing left, holding out hand to child at foot left & cornucopiae)
ref: RIC135a (Trajan Decius), C.12(10fr.)
18.14gms, 28mm
Rare
Ex Richard Beale
The ’FECVNDITAS.AVG’ honours Etruscilla as mother of the two young princess (Etruscus & Hostilian). She had also a daughter, who later married Volusian (perhaps in the summer of 251, after the death of Decius and Etruscus – both of them deified, thus the girl was a daughter of an God!). Etruscilla took her Augusta title, and the wife of Trebonianus Gallus, Afinia Gemina Baebiana never got that (and there’s no coins, either).
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HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Caesar antoninianus - 250 AD13 viewsobv: Q.HER.ETR.MES.DECIVS.NOB.C. (radiate draped bust right)
rev: CONCORDIA AVGG (clasped hands)
ref: RIC IViii 138, C.4 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
2.56gms
Rare
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etruscus RIC143.jpg
HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Caesar antoninianus - Jan-Dec 250 AD25 viewsobv: Q.HER.ETR.MES.DECIVS.NOB.C. (radiate draped bust right)
rev: PIETAS AVGVSTORVM (Sacrificial implements: whip, ladle, jug, patera & lituus)
ref: RIC 143, RSC 14 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
3.40gms, 22mm
Scarce
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GORDIAN III AR antoninianus - struck 241-243 AD20 viewsobv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (radiate draped bust right)
rev: IOVI STATORI (Jupiter standing right with scepter & thunderbolt)
ref: RIC IViii 084, RSC 109
mint: Rome
3.01gms, 22mm
9th, 10th, and 11th issues, 2nd Officina
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GORDIAN III AR antoninianus - struck February 244 AD14 viewsobv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (radiate draped bust right)
rev: VICTOR AETER (Victory standing left with palm, resting sheild on captive at foot)
ref: RIC IViii 154, RSC 348
mint: Rome
4.03gms, 22mm
14th Issue, 5th Officina

History: Early in 244, the Roman and Sassanian armies met again near the city of Misiche (modern Fallujah, Iraq). Shapur's forces were triumphant, and the city was renamed Peroz-Shapur, "Victorious [is] Shapur." Shapur commemorated his victory with a sculpture and trilingual inscription (at Naqsh-i-Rustam in modern-day Iran) that claimed that Gordian III was killed in the battle. Roman sources do not mention this battle and suggest that Gordian died far away, upstream of the Euphrates. On 25 February AD 244 near Zaitha (Qalat es Salihiyah) the soldiers elected Philip emperor. Although ancient sources often described Philip, as having murdered Gordian at Zaitha, the cause of Gordian's death is unknown (11 February 244).
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GALLIENUS antoninianus AD255-256 (join reign)30 viewsobv:IMP.C.P.LIC.GALLIENVS.AVG
rev:PIETAS.AVGG (Emperors sacrificing at altar)
ref:RIC446(Asia mint), C.793(5fr)
mint:Samosata
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GALLIENUS antoninianus AD256-257 (join reign)25 viewsobv:IMP.C.P.LIC.GALLIENVS.AVG (radiate, cuirassed bust right)
rev:VICTORIA.GERMAN (Victory left presenting wreath to Gallienus opposite, holding spear & globe)
ref:RIC452f, C.1173
mint: Antiochia
Scarce
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gallienus_RIC164.jpg
GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 267-268 AD (sole reign)35 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: APOLLINI CONS AVG (Centaur walking left, globe in right hand, reversed rudder in left), H in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 164, RSC 74
mint: Rome
3.28gms, 20mm

RIC describes the centaur holding a trophy, but it appears to be a rudder.
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gallienus_RIC175.jpg
GALLIENUS AR antoninianus - 257-258 AD (joint reign)26 viewsobv: IMP GALLIENVS PF AVG GERM (radiate, draped bust of Gallienus right)
rev: VICTORIA GERM (Victoria walking to the left, holding wreath and palmbranch to her left, captive at her feet)
ref: RIC Vi 175, C.1162
mint: Rome
3.00 gms, 20 mm

Between 254 and 256 AD Gallienus campaigned along the Danube, securing this troubled frontier against the barbarians. In 256 AD he moved west to fight the Germans along the Rhine and defeated them. The coin probably commemorate this victory.
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GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 267-268 AD (sole reign)27 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: DIANAE CONS AVG (doe walking right, looking backwards), Epsilon (Greek e) in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 177, RSC 154
mint: Rome
3.17gms, 20mm
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gallienus_RIC179.jpg
GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 267-268 AD (sole reign)18 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: DIANAE CONS AVG (Stag walking right, [X in ex])
ref: RIC Vi 179, Cohen 160
mint: Rome (or Mediolanum?)
2.66gms, 16mm

Gallienus produced an entire series of Antoniniani invoking the protection of various gods and goddesses against the revolt of Aureolus in 268. When Gallienus was murdered in 4 March 268, Claudius II paid off the soldiers, and probably coins was struck at Mediolanum. This hypothese is prove by this coin where the bust looks nothing like Gallienus, but much like Claudius II, whose coins were very commonly imitated by unofficial or "barbaric" mints.
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GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 267-268 AD (sole reign)23 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: DIANAE CONS AVG (antelope walking left), XII in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 179K, RSC 160
mint: Rome
3.41gms, 22mm

It seems this animal has three corn.
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GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 267-268 AD (sole reign)26 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: DIANAE CONS AVG (stag walking left), X in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 179, Cohen 160
mint: Rome
1.98gms, 19mm
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gallienus_RIC181(sole_reign).jpg
GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 267-268 AD (sole reign)25 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: DIANAE CONS AVG (antelope walking right), XI in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 181, RSC 162
mint: Rome
2.93gms, 20mm
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gallienus_RIC193(sole_reign).jpg
GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 260-268 AD (sole reign)18 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: FORTVNA REDVX (Fortuna standing left, holding a rudder on a globe and cornucopia), stigma on right field
ref: RIC Vi 193k, RSC 270
mint: Rome
2.13gms, 17mm
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gallienus_RIC207.jpg
GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 267-268 AD (sole reign)37 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: IOVI CONS AVG (goat standing right), Stigma in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 207, RSC 341
mint: Rome
2.53gms, 20mm

In this coin the goat is a personification of Amalthea, a nymph who nursed the infant Jupiter with goats milk. Interesting O letter on the reverse, perhaps IAVI (sic!)
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gallienus_RIC221.jpg
GALLIENUS AE sestertius (Joint Reign) - 255-256 AD34 viewsobv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG (laureate cuirassed bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder)
rev: LIBERALITAS AVGG (Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in extended right hand and cradling cornucopiae in left arm), S-C in field
ref: RIC Vi 221 (S), Cohen 572 (8frcs)
mint: Rome
12.68gms, 25mm
Rare
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GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 267-268 AD (sole reign)54 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: LIBERO P CONS AVG (panther walking left), B in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 230, RSC 586 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
2.70gms, 21mm
Scarcer

Not too much coin appears so clear this type of animal.
The panther was the nurse of Bacchus in the mithology, this animal appears on coins as the companions of Bacchus (Liber). The natural history of the ancients ascribed to this animal a peculiar fondness for wine, and this liquor was one of the means said to have been employed to take them.
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GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 267-268 AD (sole reign)20 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: NEPTVNO CONS AVG (hippocamp right), N in ex.
ref: RIC 245, RSC 667
mint: Rome
3.48gms, 19mm
scarcer

The Hippocamp was a sea horse that was half horse, half fish with a serpents tail. In Roman imagery Neptune often drives a sea-chariot drawn by hippocamps.
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GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 267-268 AD (sole reign)28 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: SOLI CONS AVG (Pegasus right springing heavenward), A in exergue.
ref: RIC Vi 283, Cohen 979 (2frcs)
mint: Rome
3.52gms, 19mm

Gallienus issued a series of coins in Rome which honored nine deities as Conservator Augusti or protector of the emperor by pairing his portrait with reverses picturing an animal or animals symbolic of each deity. Included in this group of celestial guardians Sol with portray Pegasus. It appears that Gallienus was issuing the "animal series" coins both to secure, through some religious festival, the aid of Rome's protective gods against continuing invasions, revolts, and plague and to entertain the Roman populace with pageantry and circus games.
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GALLIENUS AR antoninianus - 260-268 AD (sole reign)21 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: VIRTVS AVG (soldier standing left holding shield and spear), P or S missing in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 325k, RSC 1237
mint: Rome
1.78gms, 20mm
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GALLIENUS AR antoninianus - 264-265 AD (sole reign)26 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: DIANA FELIX (Diana advancing right, holding bow and drawing arrow, at her feet deer leaping right)
ref: RIC Vi 473K (C), Cohen 173
mint: Mediolanum, billon
2.6 gms, 19 mm
Rare in this condition

Cohen and RIC describes the animal as a hound, but this example clearly shows the short tail and long horns of a deer. Only at the DIANA FELIX sestertius (without S-C) describes a deer.
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GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 260-268 AD (sole reign)101 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: ANNONA AVG (Annona standing left, holding ears of corn and cornucopiae, modius at foot)
ref: RIC Vi 557, RSC 55
mint: Siscia
3.85gms, 21mm, silvered
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GALLIENUS AR antoninianus - 267 AD (sole reign)15 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: AETERNITAS AVG (Saturn standing right holding scythe), PXV in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 606, RSC.44 (PXV = short for TR P XV)
mint: Antioch
1.92gms, 20mm, billon

Saturn, under the form of a man with a beard, veiled, and wearing the toga, who standing holds the harpa in his left hand, appears on coins of Valerianus and of Gallienus, as a symbol of Eternity. HARPA (scythe) is one of the symbols of Saturn who, according to a horrid myth, used it to mutilate (castrate) his father, Uranus. (See the famous paint of Giorgio Vasari: The Mutiliation of Uranus by Saturn).
While Cronus was considered a cruel and tempestuous deity to the Greeks, his nature under Roman influence became more innocuous, with his association with the Golden Age eventually causing him to become the god of "human time", and celebrated him in Saturnalias.
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GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 260-268 AD (sole reign)14 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiated and draped bust of Gallienus right)
rev: PAX FVNDATA (trophy with a captive on either side), branch right in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 652, RSC 771
mint: Antioch (Asia in RIC)
3.10gms, 21mm, silvered
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GALLIENUS AE antoninianus - 257-258 AD (joint reign)20 viewsobv: IMP GALLIENVS PF AVG GM (radiate head, right)
rev: ORIENS AVGG (Sol with globe in the left hand, right hand raised)
ref: RIC Vi 86 (R), RSC 710
mint: Rome
2.50 gms, 18 mm
Rare

History: When the empire of Rome was on all sides assailed by barbarian arms, Valerianus declared his son Gallienus Emperor, and leaving him to the defence of Gaul and Germany, he himself, having assembled together the legions from the neighbouring provinces, resolved to march and give battle in the East to the Scythians and to the Persians. For this reason Oriens Augustorum - (the rising Sun of the Emperors) - was struck on their coins.
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS antoninianus - 251-253 AD17 viewsobv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG (radiate draped bust right)
rev: FELICITAS PVBLICA / * (Felicity standing left with cauduceus and cornucopiae, star in right field)
ref: RIC IViii 34, C.37
mint: Rome
3.71gms
Scarce
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GORDIAN II denarius - March-Apr 238 AD24 viewsobv: IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG (laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: VIRTVS AVGG (Virtus standing left, right hand on shield, leaning on spear)
ref: RIC3 (R2), C.14 (120frcs), BMC 30
mint: Rome
3.25gms, 18mm
Very rare
This coin was found at the fort of Brigetio (today Szőny), Pannonia.
Although the portrait of the two Gordiani are superfacially very much alike, according to RIC are not difficult to distinguish. The father’s features incline to spareness, and his hair borders his forehead closely. The son’s face is full, with a fleshy chin and thick neck, and his hair is represented as having receded to the limit of his laurel wreath.
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GORDIAN III AR antoninianus - struck June 12, 238-Dec 238 AD16 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.M.ANT.GORDIANVS.AVG (radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed)
rev: VIRTVS AVG (Virtus standing facing in military dress, head left, with shield & spear)
ref: RIC IViii 6, C.381
mint: Rome
3.52gms, 22mm, porosity
1st Issue, 5th Officina
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GORDIAN III as - 241 AD19 viewsobv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (laureate draped bust right)
rev: VIRTVS AVG (Virtus standing left holding branch & spear, shield at feet), S-C in field
ref: RIC IViii 293b (3th issue), C.391
10.16gms, 23mm
History: Under the reign of Gordian III not only the East frontier was in danger but the Danubian limes also, because of the German and Goth tribes. This was the first time, when Aurelian appeared, as a cavalry commander. 'Aurelian and three hundred men of his garrison alone destroyed the Sarmatians when they burst into Illyricum. Theoclius, who wrote of the reigns of the Caesars (?), relate that in the war against the Sarmatians Aurelian with his own hand slew forty-eight men in a single day and that in the course of several days he slew over nine hundred and fifty.' (Historia Augusta: The Life of Aurelian, Part 1, 6)
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GORDIAN III as - 240 AD18 viewsobv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (laureate draped bust right)
rev: AEQVITAS AVG (Aequitas standing left, holding scales & cornucopiae), S-C in field
ref: RIC IViii 286b (3th issue), C.27
11.43gms, 23mm
The scales, that natural emblem of Equity, are used by Persius to express the decision of right and wrong - the cornucopiae signifies the good which results from examining into the real merits of causes
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GORDIAN III AE24 of Viminacium - 242-243 AD26 viewsobv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG (radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: PMS COL VIM / AN IIII (Moesia standing between bull and lion)
ref: Moushmov 27
mint: Viminacium, Moesia Superior
5.32gms, 24mm
P.M.S. COL. VIM. = Provinciae Moesiae Superioris Colonia Viminacium.

Viminacium was a town of Moesia Superior and a Roman Colony, supposed to have been founded by Gordianus Pius in A.D. 239.
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GORDIAN III sestertius - 240 AD22 viewsobv: IMP CAES GORDIANVS PIVS AVG (laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: LIBERALITAS AVG II (Liberalitas standing left holding coin counter {tessera} & cornucopiae), S-C in ex. [RIC not describe the double cornucopiae]
ref: RIC269a, C.136
21.42gms, 30mm
In this coin the personification of Liberality stands holding up the tessera in her right hand, and two horns of abundance in her left hand [double cornucopiae], as designating a double gift made at that time; or as was usual to be done, a donative to the soldiery, a congiarium to the people.
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GORDIAN III AR antoninianus - struck in the begining 241 (?) AD14 viewsobv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: LIBERALITAS AVG IIII (Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopia)
ref: RIC IViii 137, C.147
mint: Rome
2.74gms, 22mm
Special issue: 2nd consulate (?)
Scarce
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GORDIAN III AR antoninianus - struck July-Dec. 243 AD11 viewsobv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (radiate draped bust right)
rev: VICTORIA AETERNA (Victory standing left with palm, resting sheild on captive at foot)
ref: RIC IViii 156, RSC 353
mint: Rome
4.02gms, 22mm
12th Issue, 5th Officina

History: In AD 240 the Persians under Shapur I invaded Mesopotamia. Gordian, the young emperor opened the doors of the Temple of Janus for the last time in Roman history, and sent a huge army to the East. This coin probably commemorate the victory in the Battle of Resaena or Resaina (today Ras al-Ayn, Syria) in AD 243, when the Roman army -led by Praetorian Prefect Timesitheus- defeated the Sassanid Empire army, led by King Shapur I.
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GORDIAN III AR antoninianus - struck 242-244 AD14 viewsobv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (radiate bust right, cuirassed)
rev: SAECVLI FELICITAS (Gordian standing right, holding a spear diagonally & globe)
ref: RIC IViii 216, C.319
mint: Antioch
4.48gms, 22mm
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GORDIAN III AR antoninianus - struck 240-241 AD10 viewsobv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (radiate draped bust right)
rev: ROMAE AETERNAE (Roma seated left on cuirass, with Victory & scepter)
ref: RIC IViii 70, C.314
mint: Rome
3.82gms, 22mm
6th Issue, 2nd Officina
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GORDIAN III AR denarius - 240 AD6 viewsobv: IMP.GORDIANVS.PIVS.FEL.AVG (laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: DIANA.LVCIFERA (Diana standing right, holding long transverse torch)
ref: RIC 127, RSC 69
mint: Rome (7th Issue, 1st Officina)
3.14gms, 21mm
Rare

This was a special issue of six struck marking the marriage of Gordian III to Sabinia Tranquillina in the summer of 240.
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GORDIAN III AR denarius - 240 AD15 viewsobv: IMP.GORDIANVS.PIVS.FEL.AVG (laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: SECVRITAS.PVBLICA (Securitas seated left holding scepter and propping head on left hand)
ref: RIC IViii 130, RSC 340
mint: Rome (7th Issue, 3rd Officina)
2.87gms, 19mm
Rare

This was a special issue of six struck marking the marriage of Gordian III to Sabinia Tranquillina in the summer of 240.
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HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Caesar antoninianus - in early 251 AD20 viewsobv: Q.HER.ETR.MES.DECIVS.NOB.C. (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: MAR PROP (Mars advancing right holding spear and shield)
ref: RIC139 (R2), C.7 (20frcs)
mint: Rome
2.81gms
Very rare
This very rare hybrid coin is one of the rariest coins of Herennius Etruscus, only one was found in Dorchester hoard. Unusual abbreviation in reverse legend: MARs PROPugnatori - Mars the Champion or Defender.
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HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA antoninianus - 249-251 AD31 viewsobv: HER.ETRVSCILLA.AVG (diademed, draped bust right on crescent)
rev: VERITAS.AVG (Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia)
ref: RIC IViii 69a (R), C.32 (10frcs)
3.22gms, 22mm
mint: Antioch
Very rare
The VERITAS legend is probably blundered (missing ’B’), no other Empress used this, and the personification is as same as Uberitas coins. See also Trajan Decius VERITAS coin.
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HERENNIA ETRUSCILLA antoninianus AD2508 viewsobv:HER.ETRVSCILLA.AVG (diademed, draped bust right on crescent)
rev:PVDICITIA.AVG (Pudicitia standing left holding scepter & drawing veil from her face)
ref:RIC58b, C.17
mint: Rome, 4.34g
Annia Cupressenia Herennia Etruscilla was Augusta (249 - 253) of the Roman Empire, wife of Emperor Decius, and mother of Emperors Herennius Etruscus and Hostilian. She probably retained the title of Augusta under Trebonianus Gallus and coins may have been struck for her as late as 253.
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HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS Caesar antoninianus AD24913 viewsobv:Q.HER.ETR.MES.DECIVS.NOB.C.
rev:PIETAS.AVGG
ref:RIC142b
mint: Rome, 3.23g
Scarce
Herennius Etruscus was the elder son of Trajan Decius and was given the rank of Caesar by him in 250 AD. He was created Augustus in the following year, but he died in the battle of Abrittus, struck by an enemy arrow in June 251.
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HOSTILIAN (as Augustus) billon antoninianus - June-Sept 251 AD41 viewsobv:C.OVL.OSTIL.MES.COVINTVS.AVG
rev:VICTORIA.AVG (Victory standing right on globe, holding wreath & palm)
ref:RIC IViii-209(Trajan Decius), C.67(25fr.) but see below.
mint: Antioch
Very rare
Obverse bust below IIV or VII (it’s difficult to say exactly, because seen only four line) but I think rather IIV. It’s also interesting: initial of the legend is same as Hostilian ’Caesar’ coins: C.OVL.OSTIL… instead of C.OVAL.OSTIL…-by RIC (missing the ’A’), so this coin not in RIC.
Caius Valens Hostilianus Messius Quintus was the younger son of Trajan Decius and brother of Herennius Etruscus. In June 251 raised him to the rank of Augustus by Senate, because of his father and brother died. Shortly afterwards he died of plague in the end of July 251 (or a month later). The other alternative he was murdered by the order of Trebonianus Gallus.
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MARINIANA AR antoninianus AD25443 viewsobv:DIVAE MARINIANAE
rev:CONSECRATIO (peacock flying right, carrying Mariniana, veiled, with raised hand & scepter)
ref:RIC6, C.14
mint:Rome
Rare
Mariniana was the wife of Valerian and mother of Gallienus. The absence
of the title Augusta would suggest that she died before the their accessions.
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MAXIMINUS I fourée denarius17 viewsobv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG
rev: SALVS AVGVSTI (Salus seated left, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar)
ref: RIC14, C.85
3.43gms
This coin shows, by the first half of the third century AD, fourée coins had a very thin layer of silver, or rather, the partial remains of that layer, mainly on reverse.
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MAXIMINUS I Thrax AE sestertius - 236-238 AD19 viewsobv: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM (laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: FIDES MILITVM (Fides standing left, holding two standards), S C across field
ref: RIC IV 78; Cohen 13
17.33gms, 30mm
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MAXIMINUS I denarius AD23532 viewsobv:IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG
rev:SALVS AVGVSTI (Salus seated left, feeding from patera a serpent arising from altar)
ref:RIC14, C.85
2.80gms
See also at Historical Coins gallery
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MAXIMINUS I denarius AD23522 viewsobv:IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG
rev:FIDES MILITVM (Fides standing left, a standard in each hand)
ref:RIC7, C.7
2.99g
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MAXIMINUS I Thrax AE sestertius - 235-236 AD23 viewsobv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG (laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: VICTORIA AVG (Victory advancing right bearing wreath & palm), S-C across fields
ref: RIC 67, Cohen 100, BMC 108
24.82gms, 31mm
History: The first "soldier-emperor," Gaius Julius Verus Maximinus spent the winter of AD 235-36 at Sirmium and then led successful campaigns against Dacian and Sarmatian tribes. The Senate granted the titles Sarmaticus Maximus and Dacicus Maximus for him, but these titles aren't on his coins.
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MAXIMINUS I Thrax AE sestertius - 236 AD13 viewsobv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG (laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: PM TRP II COS PP / S.C. (Maximinus I standing left, raising hand and holding scepter, two standards to left and one to right), S-C across fields
ref: RIC30, C.59
18.13gms, 29mm
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MAXIMINUS I Thrax AE sestertius - 236 AD11 viewsobv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG (laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: PM TRP II COS PP (Maximinus I standing left, raising hand and holding scepter, two standards to left and one to right), S-C across fields
ref: RIC33, C.58
19.79gms, 28mm
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MAXIMINUS I Thrax AE sestertius - 235-236 AD11 viewsobv:: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG (laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: PROVIDENTIA AVG (Providentia standing left, holding wand over globe & cornucopiae), S-C in field
ref: RIC 61, Cohen 80
18.03gms, 28mm
Providence is most often depicted under the form of a female, clothed in a matron's gown, holding in her left hand a cornucopiae, or the hasta pura, and in her right a short wand, with which she either touches or points to a globe. This coin reverse type is intended to mark the power and wisdom of the emperor, who ruled the Roman world.
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MAXIMUS Caesar AE sestertius - 235-238 AD19 viewsobv: MAXIMVS CAES GERM (bare-headed, draped bust right)
rev: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS (Maximus standing left, holding baton & spear, two standards behind him), S-C across field
ref: RIC 13(Maximinus), Cohen 14, BMC 213
19.10gms, 30mm
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OTACILIA SEVERA sestertius - 244-249 AD18 viewsobv: MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: PVDICITIA AVG (Pudicitia seated left, hand raised to pull veil from face & holding scepter), S-C in ex.
ref: RIC209a, C.55
mint: Rome
18.35gms, 30mm
This form of legend by which the attributes of deified modesty are more closely identified with the person of the Empress than they are in previously cited instances.
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OTACILIA SEVERA AR antoninianus AD24722 viewsobv:M.OTACIL.SEVERA.AVG (diademed, draped bust right on crescent)
rev:CONCORDIA.AVGG (Concordia seated left with patera & cornucopiae)
ref:RIC125c, C.4
mint:Rome, 3.91g
Wife of Philip I
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PHILIP I as - 244-249 AD20 viewsobv: IMP.M.IVL.PHILIPPVS.AVG (laureate head right)
rev: FELICITAS.TEMP / S.C. (Felicitas standing left with caduceus & cornucopiae)
ref: RIC169b, C.45
6.53gms, 21mm
Felicity's image occurs on almost all the imperial series coins: the senate professed to wish that all princes should consider it their duty to promote public happiness. Although this coin is worn enough, but it symbolises ’the happiness of the age’.
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PHILIP I sestertius - 246 AD23 viewsobv: IMP.M.IVL.PHILIPPVS.AVG
rev: PM.TRP.III.COS.PP / S.C. (Felicitas standing left with caduceus & cornucopiae)
ref: RIC149a, C.125
mint: Rome
20.61gms, 30mm
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PHILIP I sestertius - 244 AD21 viewsobv: IMP.M.IVL.PHILIPPVS.AVG (laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: LAET.FVNDA[TA] / S.C. (Laetitia standing left on prow with patera & rudder - by RIC)
ref: RIC176a, C.76
16.82gms, 29mm
Scarce
In the reverse of this coin a woman with a garland (and not patera!) in her right hand; and in her left the rudder of a ship placed on a globe.
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PHILIP II (as Caesar) sestertius - 244-246 AD24 viewsobv: M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES (bare-headed, draped bust right, seen from behind)
rev: PRINCIPI IVVENT (Philip II standing left, holding globe and spear), S-C in field
ref: RIC 256a, C.49
mint: Rome
13.80gms, 25mm

MARCVS IVLIVS SEVERUS PHILIPPVS was given the title Caesar at the age of seven on his father's accession. He was elevated to co-Augustus in AD 247. After his father was killed in the battle at Verona in August, 249, Philip II was executed by his Praetorian Guard. He was 12 years old.
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PHILIP I AR antoninianus16 viewsobv:IMP.M.IVL.PHILIPPVS.AVG
rev:ADVENTVS.AVGG (Philip on horseback left raising hand)
ref:RIC26b, C.3
mint:Rome
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PHILIP I AR antoninianus AD24717 viewsobv: IMP.M.IVL.PHILIPPVS.AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev:PM.TRP.IIII.COS.II.PP (Felicitas standing left holding caduceus & cornucopia)
ref:RIC4, C.136
mint:Rome, 2.41g
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PHILIP I billon antoninianus - 247-248 AD27 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.IVL.PHILIPPVS.PF.AVG.P.M. (radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right)
rev: SPES.FELICITAS.ORBIS (Spes walking left, holding flower and raising skirt)
ref: RIC70, C.113
mint: Antioch, 3.97gms
Scarce
In obverse the P.M. = Persicus Maximus
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PHILIP I AR antoninianus AD24516 viewsobv:IMP.M.IVL.PHILIPPVS.AVG
rev:SECVRIT.ORBIS
ref:RIC48b, C.215
mint:Rome
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PHILIP I AR antoninianus AD 245-24718 viewsobv:IMP.M.IVL.PHILIPPVS.AVG
rev:ANNONA.AVGG
ref:RIC29, C.32
mint:Rome, 3.78g
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PHILIP I AR antoninianus AD247-248 (left bust)31 viewsobv:IMP.M.IVL.PHILIPPVS.AVG
rev:AEQVITAS.AVG
ref:RIC82, C.8
mint: Antiochia
Rare
RIC lists only the AVGG variety, "correcting" Cohen, who records only the AVG variety, as Cohen 8. RSC follows RIC and calls it AVGG. But both legend varieties are now known.
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PHILIP I AR antoninianus AD 24416 viewsobv: IMP.M.IVL.PHILIPPVS.AVG
rev:LAETIT.FVNDAT
ref:RIC37b, C.81
mint:Rome
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PHILIP I AR antoninianus AD24831 viewsobv:IMP PHILIPPVS AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev:VIRTVS AVGG / Є (Philip I and II riding horses right, each raising hand and holding a spear) [Є = officina 5]
ref:RIC10, C.241
mint: Rome
Scarce
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PHILIP II antoninianus AD24517 viewsobv: M.IVL.PHILIPPVS.CAES (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev:PRINCIPI.IVVENT (Philip II, in military dress, standing right with globe & transverse spear)
ref:RIC216c, C.54
mint:Rome, 4.22g
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PHILIP I AR antoninianus AD24812 viewsobv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG (radiate head right)
rev: SAECVLARES AVGG (stag walking right), V (or U) in ex.
ref: RIC IViii 19 (C), RSC 182 (2frcs)
mint: Rome
3.35gms, 22mm
Scarcer

In April 248, Philip had the honour of leading the celebrations of the one thousandth birthday of Rome, which according to tradition was founded in 753 BC by Romulus. He combined the anniversary with the celebration of Rome's alleged tenth saeculum. According to contemporary accounts, the festivities were magnificent and included spectacular games, ludi saeculares, and theatrical presentations throughout the city. In the coliseum, more than 1,000 gladiators were killed along with hundreds of exotic animals including hippos, leopards, lions, giraffes, and one rhinoceros.
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SALONINA billon antoninianus AD257-25815 viewsobv:SALONINA AVG
rev:IVNO REGINA
ref:RIC29, C.60
mint:Rome, 2.91g
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SALONINA billon antoninianus AD25418 viewsobv:SALONINA AVG
rev:IVNO REGINA
ref:RIC28, C.58
mint:Rome, 2.30g
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SALONINA sestertius - c.255-256 AD49 viewsobv: CORNELIA.SA[L]O[NINA.AVG] (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: IVNO.REGINA / S.C. (Juno standing left, holding patera & scepter)
ref: RIC Vi-46, C.62
mint: Rome
21.11gms, 26-29mm
Rare
Wife of Gallienus, and mother of Valerianus II, Saloninus, and Egnatius Marinianus. She was married to Gallienus before 242. Salonina saw the murder of her husband in 268, in front of the walls of sieged Milan.
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SALONINA billon antoninianus - 255-258 AD13 viewsobv: CORN SALONINA AVG (diademed and draped bust right, resting on crescent)
rev: CONCORDIA AVGG (Gallienus and Salonina clasping hands)
ref: RIC Vi 63 (C), RSC 31 (2 frcs)
mint: Antioch
3.14gms, 22mm

The family of Cornelia Salonina is unknown, but all historians agree in characterising this lady as one whose beauty and wisdom were equalled only by her prudence, courage, and conjugal virtue.
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SALONINUS AR antoninianus - 256 AD19 viewsobv: SALON VALERIANVS NOB CAES (draped, cuirassed, radiare bust right)
rev: SPES PVBLICA (Spes presenting flower to prince, wreath above)
ref: RIC Vi 36 (C), Cohen 95 (3frcs)
mint: Asia (Antioch), billon
3.20gms, 21mm
Scarce

P.Licinius Cornelius Saloninus Valerianus was the second son of Gallienus and Salonina. He received the title of Caesar on the death of his elder brother in A.D.255. He was raised to the rank of Augustus by Gallienus in A.D.259 but was killed a short time later by Postumus, the commander of the Rhine legions.
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TRAJAN DECIUS AR antoninianus - 249-251 AD13 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.Q.TRAIANUS.DECIVS.AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: VBERITAS.AVG (Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia)
ref: RIC IViii 28b, RSC105
3.21gms
ex Lanz Numismatics
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TRAJAN DECIUS sestertius - 249-251 AD18 viewsobv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG (laureate & cuirassed bust right)
rev: VICTORIA AVG / S-C (Victory advancing left with wreath & palm branch)
ref: RIC 126d, Cohen 117(5frcs)
mint: Rome
14.86gms, 28mm
Scarce
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TRAJAN DECIUS sestertius - 249-251 AD21 viewsobv: IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG (laureate & cuirassed bust right)
rev: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI / S-C (Genius standing left, holding patera & cornucopiae, standard behind)
ref: RIC IViii 117a; Cohen 53
17.26gms, 28mm
Scarce
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TRANQUILLINA AE23 of Deultum, Thrace - AD242-24421 viewsobv: SAB TRANQVILLINA AVG (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: COL FL PAC DEVLT (Homonoia standing left, sacrificing from patera over altar & holding cornucopiae)
ref: Moushmov 3750
6.95gms,23mm
Rare
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Furia Sabinia Tranquillina was the wife of Gordian III. She survived her murdered husband, but her subsequent lot in life and the period of her death remain equally without record.
This coin from Deultum presents the only affordable way for a collector to obtain a coin of Tranquillina with Latin legends, without needing to spend a fortune for an antoninianus.
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TRAJAN DECIUS AR antoninianus - 249-250 AD14 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.Q.TRAIANUS.DECIVS.AVG (radiate cuirassed bust right)
rev: ABVNDANTIA AVG (Abundance standing right, spilling forth contents of a cornucopia)
ref: RIC IViii 10b, C.2
mint: Rome
Scarce
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TRAJAN DECIUS AR antoninianus - 249-251 AD19 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.Q.TRAIANUS.DECIVS.AVG (radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed)
rev: ADVENTVS.AVG (Decius on horse riding left, with left hand raised in salute & scepter in other arm)
ref: RIC IViii 11b, C.4
mint: Rome
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TRAJAN DECIUS AR antoninianus - 249-251 AD19 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.Q.TRAIANUS.DECIVS.AVG (radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right)
rev: DACIA (Dacia standing left holding standard with asses head)
ref: RIC IViii 12b, C.16
mint: Rome
3.09gms
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TRAJAN DECIUS AR antoninianus - 250 AD11 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.Q.TRAIANUS.DECIVS.AVG (radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right)
rev: GENIVS EXERC ILLVRICIANI (Genius standing left, holding patera & cornucopia, standard to left)
ref:RIC IViii 16c, C.49
mint: Rome
3.49gms, porosity
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TRAJAN DECIUS AR antoninianus - 249-251 AD38 viewsobv:IMP.C.M.Q.TRAIANUS.DECIVS.AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: PANNONIAE (the two Pannoniae, veiled, left side standing right, right side facing, their heads facing one another, clasping right hands in front of standard in centre.)
ref: RIC IViii 26v, C.81v
mint: Rome
Very Rare
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TRAJAN DECIUS AR antoninianus - 249-251 AD28 viewsobv:I MP.C.M.Q.TRAIANUS.DECIVS.AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: PANNONIAE (the two Pannoniae, veiled, standing front, left side looking left, right side looking right (!), each wears robe reaching to feet, holds standard in left hand (!), & raises right hand)
ref: RIC -, C.-
mint: Rome
Very rare
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TRAJAN DECIUS AR antoninianus - 249-251 AD50 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.Q.TRAIANUS.DECIVS.AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: VERITAS.AVG (Uberitas standing left, holding purse and cornucopia)
ref: RIC-, C.106 (2frcs!!)
mint: Antioch (no mint-mark)
3.34gms
Very rare
ex NUMISMATIK LANZ
The VERITAS legend is blundered (missing ’B’), no other Emperor used this, and the personification is as same as Uberitas coins.
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS antoninianus - 251-253 AD22 viewsobv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG (radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed, ○○ under bust)
rev: FELICITAS.PVBL (Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus & cornucopia, ○○ in ex.)
ref: RIC82, C.34
mint: Antioch
3.18gms, 21mm
Scarce
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS sestertius - 251-253 AD15 viewsobv: [IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG] (laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: [PIET]AS AVGG (Pietas standing, raising both hands; small latar at her feet), S-C across field.
ref: RIC117, C.89
13.34gms, 26mm
Scarce
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS sestertius - 251-253 AD33 viewsobv: [IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG] (laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: VOTIS/DECENNA/LIBVS / S C within wreath
ref:RIC127
13,54gms, 25-28mm
Rare
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS antoninianus AD251-25229 viewsobv: IMP.C.VIB.TREB.GALLVS.PF.AVG (radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: VICTORIA AVG (Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm) ... in ex.
ref: RIC93, C.126
mint: Antioch
3.27gms, 22mm
Scarce

History: In 252 AD, the Persian king Shapur I attacked the eastern frontier, perhaps due to a dispute with the Romans over control of Armenia. Advancing up the Euphrates, Shapur quickly defeated the the Roman forces at the battle of Barbalissos and soon controlled most of the province of Syria. In 253 AD, he completed the annexation of Syria with the capture of its capital city of Antioch. Gallus did not take any action to stop Shapur's advances or bolster the eastern defenses against further excursions into Roman controlled territory.
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS antoninianus AD251-25329 viewsobv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P P AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: IVNO MARTIALIS (Juno seated left, holding corn-ears and transverse spear, ○○○○ in ex )
ref:RIC83, C.47
mint: Antioch, 3.81g, 20x24mm
Scarce
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS antoninianus AD251-25313 viewsobv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG (radiate bust right, draped & cuirassed)
rev: MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM (Mars advancing right holding spear and shield)
ref: RIC84, C.70
mint: Antioch (no mint-mark)
3.43gms, 22mm
Scarce
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS antoninianus - 251-253 AD14 viewsobv: IMP C C VIB TREB GALLVS P F AVG (Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: MARTI PACIFERO (Mars advancing left, holding branch and spear)
ref: RIC85, C.72 (3frcs)
mint: Antioch
3.71gms
Scarce
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS antoninianus AD251-25350 viewsobv: IMP.C.C.VIB.TREB.GALLVS.PF.AVG (under bust 'IIV' mint-mark in ex)
rev: ROMAE AETERNAE AVG (under Rome also 'IIV' mint-mark in ex)
ref: RIC89, C.107
mint: Antiochia, 3.44g
Scarce
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS antoninianus AD251-25329 viewsobv: IMP.C.C.VIB.TREB.GALLVS.PF.AVG (under bust ○○ mint-mark)
rev: VBERITAS AVG (under Uberitas ○○ mint-mark in ex)
ref: RIC92, C.125
mint: Antioch
4.62gms
Scarce
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS as - 251-253 AD13 viewsobv:IMP.CAE.C.VIB.TR[EB.GALL]VS.AVG (laureate, draped, & cuirassed bust right)
rev:LIBERT[AS.AVGG] (Libertas standing left, holding pileus in extended right hand & long scepter in left hand), S-C across field
ref:RIC114b, C.65
7.62gms, 22mm
Rare
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS sestertius - 251-253 AD21 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.C.VIBIVS.TREBONIANVS. GALLVS.AVG
rev: IVNONI.MARTIALI / S.C. (Juno seated left)
ref: RIC109, C.52
mint: Rome
13.10gms, 29mm
Rare
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS antoninianus - 251-253 AD22 viewsobv: IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: APOLL SALVTARI (Apollo standing left with branch & leaning on lyre set on rock)
ref: RIC IViii 32 (S), RSC 20
mint: Rome
3.86gms, 22mm
Scarce

Apollo was as a god who could bring ill-health and deadly plague as well as one who had the ability to cure. As the plague continued to ravage the city of Rome in the Summer of 251, Gallus gained popular support within the city by providing proper burials for all plague victims, even those too poor to afford it. Almost every collector identifies this coin with the plague, but according to French sources this coin made 4th issue, 6th officina, so it struck maybe in the beginning of 253. Probably this coin is connect to Colonia Vibia Augusta Perusia (Perusia was the birth-town of Gallus and got the Colonia rank in the beginning 253 AD) where was a local Apollo cult.
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VALERIAN I AE18 of Alexandria Troas - 253-260 AD31 viewsobv: IMP LICIN VALERIAN (laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: COL AVG TRO (horse grazing right, tree to left)
ref: SNG Copenhagen 191 var (LICIN instead of LIC)
mint: Alexandria Troas
3.08gms, 18mm
Rare
Alexandria Troas, modern Dalyanköy in Turkey, is an ancient Greek city situated on the Aegean coast at nearly the middle of the western side of Turkey. The term "Troas" was added to "Alexandria" in order to distinguish it from other cities named "Alexandria." It was very close to Troy, the town that was believed to have been the mother-city of Rome. Julius Caesar gave Alexandria the privileges of a colonia, and from Augustus, it kept the right to strike its own coins. Later Constantine I considered making Troas the capital of the Roman Empire.
The horse of the reverse is probably symbolise the famous Troyan stud of ancient times.
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VALERIAN I antoninianus AD25321 viewsobv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG (radiate, draped bust right)
rev: RESTITVT ORIENTIS (Turreted female (the Orient) standing right presenting wreath to Valerian standing left, holding spear)
ref:RIC 286, Cohen 188
mint: Antioch, 3.16g, 21x25mm
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VALERIAN I antoninianus - 253-254 AD16 viewsobv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG (radiate, draped bust right)
rev: VIRTVS AVGG (Valerian I in left holding globus & spear, Gallienus standing in right holding spear and Victory)
ref: RIC Vi 292 (C), C.277
mint: Antioch
3.03gms, Scarce
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valerianI sest.jpg
VALERIAN I sestertius - 253 AD33 viewsobv: IMP.C.P.LIC.VALERIANVS.AVG
rev: VICTORIA.AVG / S.C. (Victoria standing left, holding wreath and palm)
ref: RIC177, C.219
15.53g, 24-27mm
Rare
In RIC Vi-Valerian177 sestertius reverse has VICTORIA.AVGG, this coin can't be seen the second G letter.
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valerianII_RIC19.jpg
VALERIAN II antoninianus - 254-255 AD15 viewsobv: P.LIC.VALERIANVS.CAES (radiate, draped bust right)
rev: PIETAS AVGG (priestly implements: lituus, patera, jug, simpulum, and sprinkler)
ref: RIC Vi 19, RSC 45
mint: Rome
2.83gms, 22mm
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valerianII_RIC24.jpg
VALERIAN II antoninianus - 256-259 AD10 viewsobv: DIVO CAES VALERIANO (radiate bust right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (large altar)
ref: RIC Vi 24, RSC 13a
mint: Rome
3.53gms, 18mm
Scarce
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valerianII_RIC3.jpg
VALERIAN II antoninianus - 253-255 AD17 viewsobv: VALERIANVS CAES (radiate and draped bust right)
rev: IOVI CRESCENTI (infant Jupiter seated facing, raising hand, on goat advancing)
ref: RIC Vi 3, RSC 26
mint: Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne), Lugdunum by RIC
2.42gms, 22mm

Publius Licinius Cornelius Valerianus was the eldest son of Gallienus and Salonina. He was made caesar under his father in 253, but died only 2 years later. It isn't clear how he died, but he was on the Danube frontier at the time. From his young portraits, he was perhaps 8 when he became caesar, and only 10 at his death.
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Valerianus1 ant01-.jpg
VALERIAN I antoninianus AD254-25517 viewsobv: IMP.C.P.LIC.VALERIANVS.AVG
rev:FORTVNA REDVX
ref:RIC214, C.75
mint:Viminatium, 3.00g
Scarce
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valerian_I_RIC277~0.jpg
VALERIAN I antoninianus - 257 AD15 viewsobv: IMP VALERIANVS AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: PM TRP V COS IIII PP (Valerian I and Gallienus standing face to face, shields and spears between them)
ref: RIC Vi 277, Cohen 169, Göbl 1598a
mint: Antioch
3.23gms, 21.5mm
Scarce
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valerian_I_RIC285.jpg
VALERIAN I antoninianus - 253 AD9 viewsobv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG (radiate draped bust right)
rev: PIETAS AVGG (Valerian I and Gallienus standing, facing each other, sacrificing over altar in between, sometimes a star or wreath above)
ref: RIC Vi 285, C 152
mint: Antioch
3.74gms, 21-23mm
Scarce
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valerian_RIC125.jpg
VALERIAN I antoninianus - 254 AD10 viewsobv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG (radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: VICTORIA AVGG (Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm)
ref: RIC Vi 125, C.230
mint: Rome
3.2 gms, 22 mm

This coin is probably commemorated the victory over Aemilian.
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valerian_RIC127.jpg
VALERIAN I antoninianus - 253-260 AD8 viewsobv: [IMP…] VALERIANVS.PF.AVG (radiate, draped bust right)
rev: VICTORIA AVGG (Victory standing left, resting on shield and holding palm)
ref: RIC Vi 127, C.221
mint: Rome
2.69gms, 22mm
Scarce
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valerian_RIC225.jpg
VALERIAN I antoninianus - 254 AD9 viewsobv: IMP.C.P.LIC.VALERIANVS.AVG (radiate, draped bust right)
rev: VICTORIAE.AVGG (Soldier standing right, holding spear, left hand resting on shield)
ref: RIC Vi 225, C.241
mint: Viminatium
2.98gms, 22mm, billon
Scarce
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volusian AE25-Viminacium.jpg
VOLUSIAN AE25 of Dacia AD251/25228 viewsobv:IMP.C.C.VIB.VOLVSIANVS.AVG
rev:PROVINCIA.DACIA / AN VI (Dacia standing left with branch & scepter, between eagle & lion.)
ref:Moushmov 18
mint: Viminacium, 17.71g, 25mm
Rare
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volusian RIC180.jpg
VOLUSIAN AR antoninianus - 251-253 AD11 viewsobv: IMP.CAE.C.VIB.VOLVSIANO.AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: PAX AVGG / * (Pax standing left, holding branch & transverse scepter; star to right)
ref: RIC IViii 180, C.71
mint: Rome
4.80gms
Scarce
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volusian sest.jpg
VOLUSIAN sestertius - 251-253 AD98 viewsobv: IMP.CAE.C.VIB.VOLVSIANO.AVG (laureate head right)
rev: FELICITAS.PVBLICA / S.C. (Felicity standing left, leaning on column, holding caduceus & scepter)
ref: RIC251a, C.35
12.33gms, 25-26mm
Scarce
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Volusianus ant01-.jpg
VOLUSIAN AR antoninianus AD251-25392 viewsobv: IMP C V AF GAL VEND VOLVSIANO AVG
rev: VBERITAS AVG (Uberitas standing left holding purse & cornucopia)
ref: RIC-, [similar to RIC237], [C.125 (12frcs)]
mint: Antiochia, 4.48g
Very rare
The similar coin of Volusian is described as VBERTAS AVG (without sic!) in RIC, but with mint-mark. This coin has no mint-mark, so it's not in RIC.
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Volusianus ant02-.jpg
VOLUSIAN AR antoninianus AD251-25389 viewsobv:IMP.CAE.C.VIB.VOLVSIANO.AVG
rev:VIRTVS AVGG (Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting left on shield at front)
ref:RIC206, C.133
mint:Mediolanum, 3.43g
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Volusianus ant03-.jpg
VOLUSIAN AR antoninianus - 252 AD21 viewsobv:IMP.CAE.C.VIB.VOLVSIANO.AVG
rev:VIRTVS AVGG (Virtus standing left, holding spear and leaning on shield, star on field)
ref:RIC187, C.135
mint:Rome, 3.76gms
Scarce
”Only his ’Virtus Augg.’ strike a sterner note. It was perhaps felt that the government might otherwise appear too soft. The issue with a star covers only about one-third of the year. As a solar symbol the star had been used by the Emperor Elagabalus, the priest of Elagabalus the Sun-god. Here it may possibly refer to Apollo in his capacity of Sun-god. The exact occasion has not been determined.” (RIC IViii pp156-157)
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