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nerva as-.jpg
096-097 AD - NERVA AE as - struck 97 AD166 viewsobv:IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COSIII PP (laureate head right)
rev:FORTVNA AVGVSTI / S.C. (Fortuna standing left holding rudder & cornucopiae)
ref:RIC83, C.68
11.70gms
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096-098 AD - NERVA AE dupondius - struck 96 AD48 viewsobv:IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TRP CIS II PP (radiate head right)
rev:CONCORDIA EXERCITVM / S.C. (two hands clasped hads holding legionary eagle resting on prow)
ref:RIC55, C.26(2fr.)
11.11gms
The type of this reverse alludes to the concurrence and union of the forces, both on land and at sea, during the reign of this good prince.
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nerva sest-.jpg
096-098 AD - NERVA AE sestertius - struck 97 AD60 viewsobv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PMTRP COS III PP (laureate head right)
rev: FORTVNA AVGVST (Fortuna standing left, holding rudder & cornucopia), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 83, C.67 (5frcs)
23.16gms, 33mm
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nerva denar.jpg
096-098 AD - NERVA AR denarius - struck 97 AD46 viewsobv:IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS II PP (laureate head right)
rev:FORTVNA AVGVST (Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia)
ref:RIC16, C.66
3.03gms, 19mm

Marcus Cocceius Nerva, a 60-year-old senator who became the first of the five good emperors. Following Domitian, he was the first of the emperors to select an heir rather than a blood relative.
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096-098 AD - NERVA restitution AE dupondius - struck 96-98 AD32 viewsobv: DIVVS AVGVSTVS
rev: IMP NERVA CAES AVG REST (rudder superimposed on globe)
ref: RIC 131 (Nerva), C.568 (15frcs)
Rare

Restitutions, or restored coins, is a name given to pieces of money copied from other pieces struck in the past. Nerva restored none of his predecessors’ coins except this to Augustus.
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trajan as2.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE as - struck 103-111 AD34 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PMTRP COS V PP (laureate head right, draped far shoulder)
rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (Pax standing left holding branch & cornucopiae, foot on Dacian captive), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 503, C.408(2frcs)
8.76gms, 25mm
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traian as4.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE as - struck 103-111 AD37 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PMTRP COS II PP (laureate head right)
rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (Annona standing left, holding grain ears and cornucopiae; modius with grain ears and prow at her feet), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 492, C.470(3frcs)
11.63gms, 26mm
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trajan as-victory.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE as - struck 99-100 AD32 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM (laureate head right)
rev: TRPOT COS III PP (Victory walking left, carrying shield inscribed SPQR), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 417, C.628(2frcs), Sear RCV (2000 Edition) #3242
10.49gms, 26mm

This issue was struck under his military operations on the Rhine, or somewhat later when he visited Danubian Provinces before entered Rome.
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trajan dup-trophy.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE dupondius - struck 103-111 AD27 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVA ET TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PMTRP COS V PP (radiate head right)
rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (trophy, two shields at base), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 587, C.574(3frcs), BMC906
12.54gms, 27mm
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trajan dup-SPQR.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE dupondius - struck 104-110 AD45 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PMTRP COS V PP (radiate head right)
rev: SPQR / OPTIMO / PRINCIPI / S.C. in wreath
ref: RIC II 477, C.584(2frcs)
11.12gms, 26,5mm
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trajan RIC623-R.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE dupondius - struck 112-114 AD105 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PMTRP COS VI PP (radiate bust right with aegis, drapery on far shoulder)
rev: DACIA AVGVST (Dacia seated left on rock, holds aquila. At her side a child holding corn, in front a child holding grapes), PROVINCIA and S-C in ex.
ref: RIC II 623 (S), C.126 (3frcs)
11.36gms, 26mm
Rare

History: D. Terentius Scaurianus, the first governor of Dacia (106–110/112 AD) started to organize the province and it had finished to 112 AD. Scaurianus executed the measures what required to becoming Dacia to the part of the Roman Empire, did the census and the land survey of the conquered areas, even made also several roads. This type of coin is the evidence of that works.
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trajan dupond RIC411.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE dupondius - struck 99-100 AD34 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM PM (radiate head right)
rev: TR POT COS III PP (Abundantia seated left with scepter, on chair formed of two cornuacopiae), S-C in ex
ref: RIC II 411 (C), C.629(2frcs)
12.40gms, 26mm

After cleaning this coin looks like this, a multi-layered brass dupondius.
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trajan mines coin RIC709-RR.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE quadrans - struck 104-110 AD49 viewsobv: IMP CAES TRAIAN AVG GER DAC (laureate head right)
rev: METALLI VLPIANI (Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia)
ref: RIC II 709 (R2), Cohen 182 (30frcs)
3.23gms, 17mm
Very rare

Under Trajan and Hadrian several series of bronze quadrantes were struck in the name of the imperial mines in Noricum, Dalmatia, Pannonia and Moesia (Dardania). These operations supplied metal for the mint at Rome, and perhaps were the sites of workshops to produce coinage for local circulation or as donatives. Others theorize that these pieces were struck at Rome itself, and served some unidentified function,much as the contemporary "nome" coinage struck at Alexandria in Egypt. The exact denomination is unclear. Most appear to be quadrans in the 14-17mm range but some larger examples could be considered semisses.
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trajan quadrans RIC691.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE quadrans - struck 107 AD31 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIANO AVG (laureate bust right)
rev: she-wolf walking right, S-C in ex
ref: RIC II 691 (S), Cohen 338 (6frcs)
3.26gms, 16mm
Scarce
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trajan quadrans RIC704-RR.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE quadrans - struck 99-102 AD34 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG (laureate head right)
rev: DARDANICI (woman standing left, holding branch and gathering up drapery)
ref: RIC II 704 (R2), C.139 (30frcs), BMCRE 1106 note
mint: Dardanian mines
2.90gms, 16mm
Very rare

Dardania was a region situated in Moesia Superior. For the Romans this was the mining province par excellence; were divided into several mining districts managed by the procuratores. It is unknown why these coins were struck, though many feel that they were made for use at the mines themselves, as payment for the workers. The original denomination of this coin is uncertain.
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trajan semis RIC687.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE Semis - struck 107 AD24 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG (laureate head right)
rev: gaming table, on which rests palm-branch in prize-urn and wreath, S-C in ex.
ref: RIC II 687, C.349, S 3247
2.53gms,18mm

A scarce denomination.
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trajan sest2.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE sestertius - struck 104-110 AD27 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PMTRP COS V PP (laureate head right)
rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (Spes standing left with flower & raising hem of skirt), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 519, Cohen 459(4frcs)
27.14gms, 33mm
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trajan RIC564.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE sestertius - struck 104-110 AD58 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V PP (laureate head right, drapery at left shoulder)
rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (Dacia, in attitude of mourning, seated left on pile of arms; trophy before), S-C in ex.
ref: RIC II 564, Cohen 534(4frcs), BMC 785
24.33gms, 33mm
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trajan_RIC642.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE sestertius - struck 104-110 AD59 viewsobv: [IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP] (laureate, draped bust right)
rev: [ARMENIA ET MESOPOTAMIA IN POTESTATEM P R REDACTAE] (Trajan standing to the front, head turned right, holding spear and parazonium; on both sides of him and reclining are the three females figures, Armenia, Euphrates, Tigris), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 642 (R), BMC 1039, C.39 (20frcs)
mint: Rome
22.41gms, 33mm
Rare

History: Trajan declared war against the Parthians, after overrunning Syria, Mesopotamia and Armenia, he defeated in every encounter, establishing several governments, and thereby gaining from the Roman Senate the title of Parthicus.

This coin is worn enough, even the legends are disappeared, too, but shows the result about one of the most impotant Roman conquest.
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trajan sest.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AE sestertius - struck 112-117 AD36 viewsobv: IMP CAES TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PMTRP COS VI PP (laureate head right)
rev: SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS (Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopiae), FORT RED below, S-C in ex.
ref: RIC II 651, C.157(4frcs)
25.00gms, 33.5mm
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trajan RIC98.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AR denarius - struck 103-111 AD49 viewsobv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P (laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder)
rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC (Dacia seated left in mourning on pile of arms), DAC CAP in exergue.
ref: RIC II 98 (C); BMCRE 390; RSC 120
2.98gms, 18mm
Scarce

DACia CAPta = conquest of Dacia
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trajan_RIC243.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AR denarius - struck 112-114 AD46 viewsobv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI PP (laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder)
rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI (Abundantia standing left, holding cornucopiae and grain ears; at her feet, a child holding a roll), in ex. ALIM ITAL [Alimenta Italiae]
ref: RIC II 243, C.9 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
2.91gms, 19mm

The Alimenta was a welfare program for poor children and orphans. Credit for designing the program is usually attributed to Nerva, but it was increased and formally organized under Trajan. The Alimenta was funded from several sources. Probably, money from the Dacian Wars was used to initially underwrite the program; however, the long-term existence of the program was insured through 5% interest paid by wealthy landowners on loans and estate taxes. Philanthropy was also encouraged and contributed to the total funding.
Under Alimenta, boys of freemen received 16 sesterces monthly, girls received 12, while children borne out of wedlock received a bit less. The Alimenta was supplemented with a special young girls foundation initiated by Antoninus Pius in honor of his deceased wife Faustina. Municipal magistrates administered the alimentary funds and in turn were supervised by imperial clerks who had the status of knights.
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trajan den-.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AR denarius - struck 98-100 AD35 viewsobv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM
rev: PM TRP COS II PP (Pax standing left, holding branch & cornucopiae)
ref: RIC6, C209
3.12gms, 19mm
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traian quinar02.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AR quinar (fouree) - struck 103-111 AD 39 viewsobv: IMP.TRAIANO.AVG.GER.DAC.P.M.TR.P
rev: COS.V.P.P.SPQR.OPTIMO.PRINC
ref: RIC133, C.79
1.15g, 14mm
Rare
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traian quinar01.jpg
098-117 AD - TRAJAN AR quinar - struck 114-117 AD50 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.NER.TRAIANO.OPTIMO.AVG. GER.DAC
rev: P.M.TR.P.COS.VI.P.P.SPQR
ref: RIC351, C.282 (10frcs)
1.62gms, 14mm
Rare
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098-117 AD - TRAJAN coin sizes102 viewsThis picture can be seen the relationship of different denomination. Unfortunately the AV aureus, AV quinar and the medallion sizes are missing...2 commentsberserker
hadrian_RIC546b.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE as - struck 118 AD38 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.DIVI.TRA.PARTH.F.DIVI NER.NEP.TRAIANO.HADRIANO.AVG (laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder)
rev: PONT.MAX.TR.POT.COS.II (legionary eagle between two standards), S-C in ex.
ref: RIC II 546b (S), C.1182 (5frcs)
mint: Rome
8.68gms, 28mm
Scarce

History: Quintus Marcius Turbo (who was governor of Pannonia [117-118] and later became Hadrian's praetorian prefect) successfully led II Adiutrix against the Sarmatians in 118, this coin probably commemorated the succesfull campaign.
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hadrian as-salus.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE as - struck 125-128 AD34 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS (laureate head right)
rev: COS III (Salus standing, head right, feeding snake held in arms from patera), S-C in field
ref: RIC II 669, C.369
12.08gms, 27mm
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hadrian as-mauretania.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE as - struck 134-138 AD48 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP (draped bust right)
rev: ADVENTVI AVG MAVRITANIAE (Hadrian standing on left, togate, and Mauretania on right, wearing snake head-dress, in short tunic, holding patera over flaming altar between them & vexillum), SC in exergue.
ref: RIC II 900 (Adventus type), C.69(6fr)
11.93gms, 27mm
Scarce
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hadrian as-clementia.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE as - struck after 132 AD74 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS (draped bust right)
rev: CLEMENTIA AVG PP (Clementia standing left holding patera and scepter), COS III in ex. S.C. in field
ref: RIC II 714, C.223
10.38gms, 27mm
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hadrian dup-virtus.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE dupondius - struck 119-121 AD42 viewsobv: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG PMTRP COS III (radiated head right)
rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI (Virtus standing right, holding spear & parazonium), S-C in ex.
ref: RIC II 605, C.1470 (2fr)
12.74gms, 26mm

Hadrian first military service was as a tribune of the Legio II Adiutrix at Aquincum, Pannonia (AD 95). He later became legate of the same legio in Upper Pannonia and eventually governor of the province (AD 107).
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117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE quadrans - struck 134-138 AD31 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS PP (laureate head right)
rev: COS III (legionary eagle between two standards), S-C in field
ref: RIC 977 (S), Cohen 450 (4frcs)
2.12gms, 16mm
Rare

A very decent and affordable example of this very scarce denomination for Hadrian.
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hadrian sest-fortuna.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE sestertius - struck 131-138 AD40 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP (laureate head right )
rev: FORTVNA AVG / S.C. (Fortuna standing left holding cornucopia & rudder on globe)
ref: RIC II 759, C.763
23.31gms, 31mm

Better in hand, than this picture.
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hadrian_RIC779b.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE sestertius - struck 134-138 AD45 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP (laureate head right)
rev: - (Nemesis standing right, holding fold of dress with right hand and branch pointed downward in left), S-C across field
ref: RIC II 779b (S), C.1372 (12frcs), BMCRE 1549
mint: Rome
20.57gms, 30mm
Scarce

A nice and scarce Hadrian bronze. This coin shows the original condition with original patina, there’s no corrections or special matters for sharping, and better in hand than the picture allows.
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hadrian_RIC42.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AR denarius - struck 118 AD41 viewsobv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG (laureate bust right, cuirassed, draped far shoulder)
rev: P M TR P COS II (Justice is seated on the curule chair, as on a tribunal: with the insignia of the hasta pura and the extended patera she displays her care for religion), IVSTITIA in ex.
ref: RIC II 42, RSC 877
mint: Rome
3.25gms, 19mm

Rare cuirassed bust, RIC not describes (c - not in RIC). Unfortunately the reverse is burned, but still valuable.
The reverse perhaps refer to the edictum perpetuum or Pretorian edict, what was an annual declaration made by the praetor urbanus in which he laid out the principles by which he would exercise his jurisdiction for his year in office. Under Hadrian, the edict became fixed and unchangeable.
And there's an other fact that can refer this reverse. When Hadrian arrived in Rome in July 118 to a hostile reception on the part of the senate, because of the death of the four consulars. The four men were Cornelius Palma, governor of Syria, Avidius Nigrinus, governor of Dacia, Publilius Celsus and Lusius Quietus, governor of Judaea, they were all Trajan's men, and their elimination certainly made Hadrian's course easier. But an Emperor had right everytime, and he was the justice.
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hadrian den01-.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AR denarius - struck 125-128 AD34 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
rev: COS III (Roma standing, head left, holding Victory & spear)
ref: RIC161, C.349, BMC.361
2.84gms
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Hadrianus RIC222v.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AR denarius - struck 134-138 AD31 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS (bare head left)
rev: TRANQVILLITAS AVG COS III P P (Tranquillitas standing left with spear and resting arm on column)
ref: RIC II 222v, C.1439 (2frcs)
2.84gms
Rare
In RIC II there's no 'g'(=bare head left), this is a 222 version.
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hadrian den02-.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AR denarius - struck 134-138 AD28 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP
rev: FELICITAS AVG (Felicitas standing left, holding a caduceus & branch)
ref: RIC233, C.602
3.29gms
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hadrian_RIC306d.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AR denarius - struck 134-138 AD41 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P (laureate head right)
rev: HISPANIA (Hispania reclining left, resting on rock, holding branch, rabbit at her feet)
ref: RIC II 306d, RSC 837 (5frcs)
mint: Rome
2.53gms, 18mm
Scarce
A scarce denarius - part of the famous 'travel series'. Hadrian visited to Hispania at the end of 122 AD, spent the winter at Tarraco (today Tarragona), and here he restored at his own expense the temple of Augustus. He was also in Gades (Cadiz) and Italica (Sevilla), where was the birthplace of emperor Trajan. Hadrian was generous to his settled town, which he made a colonia; he added temples, including a Trajaneum venerating Trajan, and rebuilt several public buildings.
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hadrian_RIC282.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AR denarius - struck 134-138 AD27 viewsobv: HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P (laureate head right)
rev: VICTORIA AVG (Victory advancing right, pulling fold on upper part of dress and pointing branch downwards)
ref: RIC II 282 (C), C.1454 (2frcs)
mint: Rome
3.43gms, 19mm

This coin is probably commemorate the victory of Romans in Bar Kokhba revolt.
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hadrian quinar-.jpg
117-138 AD - HADRIAN AR quinar - struck 119-122 AD31 viewsobv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
rev: PM TRP COS III (Victory left, holding wreath & palm)
ref: RIC103, C.1126 (10frcs)
1.25g, 14mm
Rare
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sabina as.jpg
117-138 AD - Sabina AE Dupondius or As - struck 117-135 AD57 viewsobv: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P (draped bust right, in triple tiara & with hair coiled on top of head)
rev: VESTA S-C (Vesta seated left holding palladium & sceptre)
ref: RIC II 1046 (S), C.83
Scarce
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sabina den-.jpg
117-138 AD - SABINA AR denarius - struck 117-135 AD50 viewsobv: SABINA AVGVSTA
rev: VENERI GENETRICI (Venus standing right holding an apple)
ref: RIC396, C.73
2.76gms
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136-138 AD - AELIUS Caesar AE as - struck 137 AD42 viewsobv: L AELIVS CAESAR (bare head right)
rev: TR POT COS II (Pannonia standing left, holding vexillum and raising skirt), S-C in field, PANNONIA in ex.
ref: RIC II 1073 (Hadrian) (S), C.33 (8fr.), RIC pass over ex., only Cohen.
9.72gms, 25mm, copper
Rare
Lucius Aurelius Cejonius Commodus Verus was prefect of Pannonia Superior. Hadrian adopted Ceionius in Summer of 136, renaming him Lucius Aelius Caesar, but he died of illness on January 1, 138 AD.
This coin was found in plough-land where spoiled a lot of artificial fertilizer.
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136-138 AD - AELIUS Caesar AR denarius - struck 137 AD35 viewsobv: L AELIVS CAESAR (bare head right)
rev: TR POT COS II (Concordia seated left, holding patera and leaning on cornucopiae), CONCORD in exergue.
ref: RIC II 436 (Hadrian), RSC 1 (12frcs), BMCRE 981(Hadrian)
Scarce
2.91gms, 18mm

Lucius Ceionius Commodus, a sleek Senator from a distinguished Roman family, was plucked from obscurity by Hadrian in 136 and named as his chosen successor, with the adoptive name Lucius Aelius Caesar. The adoption was marked by the appropriate games and ceremonies, but it soon became evident the young heir was consumptive, leading Hadrian to remark that he'd blown several million sesterces to no purpose. As governor of Pannonia did Aelius no good, the wet, frigid climate worsening his condition. In January 138, Aelius died.
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE as - struck 140-143 AD48 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III (laureate head right)
rev: IMPERATOR II / S.C. (Victory advancing left, holding shield inscibed BRITAN)
ref: RIC III 732, C.442 ( 6frcs)
11.71gms, 27mm, brass
Scarce
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antpius as-concordia.jpg
138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE as - struck 140-143 AD48 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III (laureate head right)
rev: CONCORDIA EXERCITVM / S.C. (Concordia standing left, holding Victory and aquila)
ref: RIC III 678, C.140 (2frcs)
10.26gms, 26mm

This reverse symbolises the concord between the emperor and the army. The reign of Antoninus Pius was the most peaceful in the entire history of the Principate; while there were several military disturbances throughout the Empire in his time, the Moors in Mauretania (AD150), the Jews in Iudaea (for seventeen years the Romans didn't allow the Jews to bury their dead in Betar, after the Bar Kokhba revolt), the Brigantes in Britannia (AD 140-145, the Antonine Wall being built ca. 40 miles further north), the different Germanic tribes at the Germania limes, the Alans in Dacia (AD158), and had to put down rebellions in the provinces of Achaia and Egypt (AD154).
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antpius as-apollo.jpg
138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE as - struck 145-161 AD29 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS III (laureate head right)
rev: - / S.C. (Apollo standing left, holding patera & lyre)
ref: RIC III 824, C.748 (6frcs)
9.23gms, 25mm
Scarce
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antpius_RIC1039.jpg
138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE as - struck 159-160 AD28 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII (laureate head right)
rev: COS IIII (Genius of the Senate standing on cippus within arched temple), S-C in ex.
ref: RIC III 1039 (S), Cohen337 (5frcs)
10.21gms, 23mm
Rare

According to Cohen this temple is a tetrastyle (four columns) design, but just the front columns with the Victories are visible on the coin's reverse. The statue on cippus is maybe Antoninus as personification of Genius?
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antpius dup-aequitas.jpg
138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE dupondius - struck 149 AD34 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XII (radiate head right)
rev: COS IIII / S.C. (Aequitas standing left holding scales & cornucopiae)
ref: RIC III 858, C.233 (2frcs)
mint: Rome
13.18gms, 26mm, brass
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antpius dup-indulgentia.jpg
138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE dupondius - struck 153-154 AD61 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XVII (radiate head right)
rev: INDVLGENTIA AVG COS IIII / S.C. (Indulgentia seated left, extending right hand & holding scepter)
ref: RIC III 919, C.455 (2frcs)
13.51gms, 25mm, brass
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antpius sest-~0.jpg
138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE sestertius - struck 140-149 AD33 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III (laureate head right)
rev: - / S.C. (Spes standing left, holding flower & raising hem of skirt)
ref: RIC III 626, C.754
25.20gms, 32mm, brass
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE sestertius - struck 143-144 AD70 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III (laureate head right)
rev: IMPERATOR II / S.C. (Victory flying right, holding trophy in both hands)
ref: RIC III 717, C.433(4frcs)
mint: Rome
23.01gms, 30mm, brass
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE sestertius - struck 145-161 AD63 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS IIII (laureate head right)
rev: - / S.C. (Minerva advancing right brandishing javelin & holding shield)
ref: RIC III 779, C.745 (4frcs)
27.54gms, 33mm, brass
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE sestertius - struck 145-161 AD30 viewsobv: ANTONINVS.AVG.PIVS.P.P.TR.P. (laureate head right)
rev: HONORI.AVG.COS.III / S.C. (Honos standing left holding taper & scepter)
ref: RIC III-772, Cohen 414
22.08gms, 32mm, brass,
Scarce
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE sestertius - struck 147-148 AD41 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP (laureate head right)
rev: COS IIII around, S-C on platform, [LIBERALITAS / AVG IIII] in exergue (Emperor seated on platform with outstretched hand, officer behind him, Liberalitas holding account board (abacus) and cornucopiae before him, citizen at left below, receiving generosity, holding out fold of toga)
ref: RIC III 774, Cohen 498 (30frcs)
27.11gms, 30mm, brass
Rare

A rare historical issue with a remarkable reverse "propaganda" type. In this case, it celebrates the emperor's largesse during one of his famous nine donatives, known as "congiaria", to the citizens of Rome. Although originally these donatives were in liquid (oil and wine), by Pius' time they commonly took the form of cash. Aiding the emperor here by communicating the gifts to the citizens is the personification of generosity, Liberalitas.
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE sestertius - struck 149 AD24 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII (laureate bust right)
rev: TEMPORVM FELICITAS, COS IIII in exergue, S C across field (crossed cornucopiae from which a grape bunch flanked by two grain ears hang, surmounted by busts of two boys, vis-á -vis)
ref: RIC III 857, Cohen 813 (8frcs), BMC 1825note
23.14gms, 30mm,
Rare

The infants are thought to represent T. Aelius Antoninus and T. Aurelius Antoninus, the twin sons of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior born in 149 AD. These were the first male offspring of the couple, offering hope for the establishment of the new dynasty, but both died in infancy.
The coin is before cleaning.
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE sestertius - struck 157-158 AD34 viewsobv: ANTONINVS.AVG.PIVS.PP.IMP.II (laureate head right)
rev: TR.POT.XXI.COS.IIII / S.C. (Annona standing left with corn ears over modius & rudder on prow)
ref: RIC III 981, C.-
22.13gms, 31mm, brass
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AR denarius - struck 139 AD20 viewsobv: ANTONINVS [AVG] PIVS PP (bare head right)
rev: TR P[OT] COS II (modius with two grain ears & poppy)
ref: RIC III 44, RSC834 (3frcs)
3.26gms, 18mm,
Scarce
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AR denarius - struck 140-143 AD32 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III (laureate head right)
rev: ITALIA (Italia, towered, seated left on globe, holding cornucopiae and sceptre)
ref: RIC III 73 (C), RSC463 (5frcs), BMC 214
mint: Rome
2.63gms, 18mm,
Scarce

Antoninus had been entrusted with the government of this province as proconsul. He was chosen by Hadrian from among the four men of consular rank under whose jurisdiction Italy was placed, to administer that particular part of Italy in which the greater part of his own holdings lay. The coin probably commemorate this.
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AR denarius - struck 140-143 AD20 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III (bare head right)
rev: GENIVS POP ROMANI (Genius standing front, head right, with scepter & cornucopiae)
ref: RIC III 70, RSC 405 (6frcs), BMC 207
3.15gms, 18mm

The Roman genius, representing man's natural optimism, always endeavoured to guide him to happiness; that man was intended to enjoy life is shown by the fact that the Roman spoke of indulging or cheating his genius of his due according as he enjoyed himself or failed to do so, when he had the opportunity. The genius publicus Populi Romani - probably distinct from the genius Urbis Romae, to whom an old shield on the Capitol was dedicated, stood in the forum near the temple of Concord, in the form of a bearded man, crowned with a diadem, and carrying a cornucopiae and sceptre. In imperial times the genius of Augustus and of the reigning emperor, as part of the sacra of the imperial family, were publicly worshipped. The reverse probably commemorate this (the scepter as Genius attributum is unusual).
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AR denarius - struck 143-144 AD25 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III (laureate head right)
rev: IMPERATOR II (Victory standing front, head left, holding wreath and palm)
ref: RIC III 111, RSC 437, BMC 496
3.40gms, 18mm,

History: Quintus Lollius Urbicus was made governor of Roman Britain in 138. He evidently campaigned against several British tribes: the northern Brigantes, the Votadini, the Selgovae, the Damnonii and the Novantae. Lollius probably also oversaw the initial construction of the Antonine Wall and refurbished many forts. The reverse commemorates Antoninus' second imperatorial acclamation which he accepted in 143 AD for Q. Lollius Urbicus' victory over the Brigantes in Britannia.
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AR denarius - struck 150-151 AD31 viewsobv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P (laureate head right)
rev: TR POT XIIII COS IIII / PIETAS (Pietas standing right, holding hind by the neck & plate of fruits over altar to right)
ref: RIC 201 (S), RSC 616 (5frcs)
3.25gms, 18mm,
Rare

Unusual and rare reverse. Piety meant the right and proper observance of religious ritual, a duty which fell to every citizen, and to the emperor as much or more than to anyone else. In this coin Pietas is holding a bowl of fruits above an altar with one hand, while the other trails a hind for the sacrifice. The bowl of fruits as an offering is also seen in coins showing Fides.
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AR denarius - struck 154-155 AD30 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP XVIII (laureate head right)
rev: COS IIII (Vesta standing left, holding patera & palladium;altar at feet left)
ref: RIC III 238, C.201 (2frcs)
2.66gms, 18mm,
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AR denarius - struck 158-159 AD45 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP (laureate head right)
rev: TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST COS IIII (octastyle temple [8 columns] in which the statues of Augustus and Livia reside)
ref: RIC III 143D (R), Cohen 809 (8frcs)
3.01 gms, 18mm,
Rare

History: The Temple of Divus Augustus was built between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, behind the Basilica Julia. It is known from Roman coinage that the temple was originally built to an Ionic hexastyle design (see my Caligula sestertius). During the reign of Domitian the Temple of Divus Augustus was destroyed by fire but was rebuilt and rededicated in 89/90 with a shrine to his favourite deity, Minerva. The temple was redesigned as a memorial to four deified emperors, including Vespasian and Titus.
It was restored again in the late 150s by Antoninus Pius, who was perhaps motivated by a desire to be publicly associated with the first emperor. The exact date of the restoration is not known, but the restored temple was an octostyle design with Corinthian capitals and two statues - presumably of Augustus and Livia - in the cella. The pediment displayed a relief featuring Augustus and was topped by a quadriga. Two figures stood on the eaves of the roof, that on the left representing Romulus and the one on the right depicting Aeneas leading his family out of Troy, alluding to Rome's origin-myth. The steps of the temple were flanked by two statues of Victory.
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138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AE as - struck 148-161 AD24 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (draped bust right)
rev: AETERNITAS / S.C. (Aeternitas seated left holding phoenix on globe & scepter)
ref: RIC III 1156 (Ant.Pius), C.16 (2frcs)
8.10gms, 25mm,
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138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AE dupondius - struck after 141 AD27 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (a) (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: AVGVSTA / S.C. (Ceres standing left holding corn ears & torch)
ref: RIC III 1169 (Ant.Pius), C.80 (2frcs)
12.33gms, 25mm,
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138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AR denarius - struck 138-139 AD34 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVG ANTONINI AVG P P (draped bust right, hair elaborately waved in several loops round head and then drawn up and coiled on top)
rev: CONCORDIA AVG (Concordia seated left holding patera & resting arm on cornucopiae)
ref: RIC III 327 (S) (AntPius), RSC 146v (6frcs), BMC 41
3.3gms, 19mm
Scarce

Coins of Faustina Senior struck during her lifetime are much rarer than the later DIVA issues struck in commemoration of her.
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138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AR denarius - struck 150 AD34 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (draped bust right)
rev: AED DIV FAVSTINAE (front view of temple of six columns on five steps, fencing before, statue of Faustina within)
ref: RIC III 343 (S) (AntPius), RSC 1 (10frcs), BMC 339
3.34gms, 18mm,
Scarce

This coin represents the aedes, or templum, with which, after her death, the elder Faustina was honoured by Antoninus Pius. According to Capitolinus, it was situated in the Via Sacra, and was at first dedicated to Faustina alone. But, after the decease of the husband, religious rites were paid therein to him also. A nice coin with an image of a building which still stands today in Rome.
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138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AR denarius - struck after 141 AD31 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (draped bust right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (peacock walking right, head left)
ref: RIC III 384 (AntPius), RSC 175, BMC 473
3.20gms, 17mm,
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138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AR denarius - struck after 141 AD50 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: AVGVSTA (Pietas standing left with raised hand, altar at foot left)
ref: RIC III 374 (Ant.Pius), RSC 124 (2frcs)
3.23gms, 17mm,
Scarce
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138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AR denarius - struck after 141 AD28 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (veiled & draped bust right)
rev: AETERNITAS (Aeternitas standing left, holding globe and scepter)
ref: RIC III 350 (AntPius), C.32 (2frcs)
3.03gms, 17mm,
Scarce

The veiled bust is scarcer.
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138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AR denarius - struck after 141 AD19 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (draped bust right)
rev: AETERNITAS (Juno standing left, hand raised, holding scepter)
ref: RIC III 344 (AntPius), RSC 26 (12frcs), BMC 345
3,26gms, 17mm,
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138-161 AD - FAVSTINA Senior AE sestertius - struck after 141 AD49 viewsbv: DIVA FAVSTINA (diademed & draped bust right)
rev: - / S.C. (Vesta standing left, holding long torch & palladium {Pallas statue})
ref: RIC III 1151(AntPius) (S), C.268 (6fr.)
23.51gms, 30mm,

I think it's a rare piece.
SOLD
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139-161 AD - AURELIUS Caesar AE as - struck 145 AD38 viewsobv: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II F COS II (slightly draped bust right)
rev: CONCORDIA [Concordia standing left holding patera & resting left hand on cornucopiae set on altar], S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1254 (Ant.Pius), C.63
7.67gms, 26mm,
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139-161 AD - AURELIUS Caesar AE sestertius - struck 154 AD33 viewsobv: AVRELIVS CAESAR ANTONINI AVG P II FIL (bare & draped bust right)
rev:TR POT VIII COS II (Minerva standing right holding spear & owl), S-C in field
ref:RIC III 1312 (Ant.Pius), C.666
26.88gms, 32mm,
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139-161 AD - AURELIUS Caesar AR denarius - struck 149 AD37 viewsobv: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II FIL (bare head right)
rev: TR POT IIII COS II (Minerva standing right, holding spear & hand resting upon shield)
ref: RIC III 438b[pius], RSC 608, BMCRE 636
3.08gms, 18mm,
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139-161 AD - AURELIUS Caesar AR denarius - struck 149-150 AD31 viewsobv: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG P II FIL (bare head right)
rev: TR POT IIII COS II (Minerva, helmeted, standing left, holding spear & lefting left hand on shield, & holding owl in right hand)
ref: similar to RIC III 450a(Ant.Pius), C.634 (but without owl!)
3.40gms, 18mm,
Rare, not in RIC
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145-161 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AE dupondius - struck 145-46 AD34 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: PIETAS / S.C. (Pietas standing left, holding cornucopiae, child -Lucilla?- at her feet left)
ref: RIC III 1402 (Ant.Pius), Cohen 174, BMC 2189
mint: Rome
8.42gms, 26mm

This coin was struck after her wedding with Aurelius Caesar.
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145-161 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AR denarius - struck 157-161 AD23 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: AVGVSTI P II FIL (Spes, draped, standing left, holding flower & gathering up fold of skirt)
ref: RIC III 497 (AntPius), C.24
3.07gms, 18mm
Scarce
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145-161 AD - FAUSTINA Junior fouree denarius - struck 153-154 AD21 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVG P II F (draped bust right)
rev: CONCORDIA (Concordia seated left, holding flower & resting left arm on cornucopiae set on globe below seat)
ref: RIC III 502a (Ant.Pius), C.54 (6frcs)
3.45gms, 18mm
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145-161 AD - FAUSTINA Junior molded sestertius - struck 145-161 AD 26 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVG P II AVG (draped bust right)
rev: VENVS / S.C. (Venus holding an apple & cornucopiae)
ref: not in RIC, similar to RIC III 1387 (Ant.Pius)
30.86gms, 33mm

The molded roman AE coins usually called 'Limes falsa' coins, because they were produced on the fringes of the Empire. 'Limes falsa' are immitations of bronze denominations like As, Dupondius or Sestertius.
This sestertius was used in Pannonia Inferior (here was found).
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161-169 AD - LUCILLA AE dupondius or as21 viewsobv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: IVNO REGINA / S.C. (Juno standing left holding patera & scepter, peacock at feet)
ref: RIC III 1752(M.Aurelius), C.44
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161-169 AD - LUCILLA AE sestertius33 viewsobv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F (draped bust right)
rev: PIETAS / S.C. (Pietas standing, head right, holding patera, altar before)
ref: RIC III 1756 (M.Aurelius), C.53
20.06gms, 29mm
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161-169 AD - LUCILLA AE sestertius36 viewsobv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: FECVNDITAS / S.C. (Fecunditas - or Lucilla seated right, nursing child in arms, two children at feet)
ref: RIC III 1736 (M.Aurelius), Cohen 21, BMC 1197
22.42g, 26-28mm
Scarce

Annia Lucilla, daughter of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Junior, wife of Lucius Verus. She conspired against Commodus, by whom she was exiled to Capreae, where she was put to death (perhaps together Crispina in 183 AD).
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161-169 AD - LUCILLA AR denarius23 viewsobv: LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F (draped bust right)
rev: VESTA (Vesta standing left, sacrificing from a simpulum over a lit altar left, holding palladium)
ref: RIC III 788 (M.Aurelius), C.92
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161-169 AD - LUCILLA fouree denarius 22 viewsobv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: PVDICITIA (Pudicitia, veiled, standing left)
ref: RIC III 780 (M.Aurelius), C.80
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE dupondius - struck 165-166 AD21 viewsobv: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (radiate head right)
rev: TR POT VI IMP III COS II (parthian captive seated right at base of trophy, hands tied behind back, arms before), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1445 (M.Aurelius) (C), C202 (3frcs)
mint: Rome
12.08gms, 24mm
Scarce

History: Between 162 and 166 Verus was in the East, nominally commanding a campaign against the Parthian empire for the control over the Armenian kingdom. Statius Priscus, Avidius Cassius and Martius Verus generals were entrusted with real command of the legions. Cassius led the overall campaign, destroyed the city of Seleucia on the Tigris and burned to the ground the palace at the capital Ctesiphon; Priscus led the invasion of Armenia that took the capital of Artashat (Artaxata); Martius Verus is limited only to the mention of his name by the ancients, but he was later the governor of Cappadocia. Lucius Verus received the title Parthicus Maximus in Aug. 165 AD.
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE dupondius - struck 166 AD40 viewsobv: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (radiate head right)
rev: TR P VI IMP IIII COS II / S.C. (Victory standing left, head right, holding palm & setting shield inscribed VIC PAR on palm tree to right)
ref: RIC III 1458 (M.Aurelius), Cohen 208, BMC 1315
13.11g, 25mm
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE sestertius - struck 162 AD24 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.L.AVREL.VERVS.AVG (laureated head right)
rev: CONCORD.AVGVSTOR.TRP.II (Verus and Aurelius standing with clasping hand), COS II in ex, S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1309 (M.Aurel) (C), C.36 (4frcs)
mint: Rome
23.03gms, 30mm

This coin is better in hand than the picture allow.
History: Never before had Rome been ruled jointly by two emperors, but their authority was not shared equally. Marcus clearly had more power than his younger brother, although officially his only additional title was "pontifex maximus," while Lucius was simply "pontifex".Joint rule was revived by Diocletian's establishment of the Tetrarchy in the late 3rd century.
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE sestertius - struck 166 AD25 viewsobv: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (laureate head right)
rev: TR POT VI IMP IIII COS II / S.C. (Victory standing right, holding palm & attaching shield inscribed VIC PAR to palm tree)
ref: RIC III 1456 (M.Aurelius), C.206
19.20gms, 29mm
Scarce
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE sestertius - struck 166-167 AD32 viewsobv: L VERVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (laureate head right)
rev: TR POT VII IMP IIII COS II (Victory advancing left, holding wreath & palm), S.C. in field
ref: RIC III 1461 (M.Aurelius), Cohen 209
23.08gms, 30mm
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AE sestertius - struck 169 AD66 viewsobv: DIVVS VERVS (bare head of Divus Verus right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (elephant quadriga advancing left, atop car shrine containing statue of Divus Verus seated left, raising hand), S-C in ex.
ref: RIC III 1507 (M.Aurelius), C.53 (30frcs), BMCRE (Marcus) 1369
23.51gms, 30mm, bronze
Very Rare
History: In the end of 168 AD as Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus were returning home from the fontier of south Pannonia, Lucius suddenly became ill with symptoms attributed to food poisoning, and was dead at the age of 38 near Altinum (Altino). The older Emperor accompanied the body to Rome, where he offered games to honour his memory. After the funeral, the senate declared Verus divine to be worshipped as Divus Verus.
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161-169 AD - LUCIUS VERUS AR denarius - struck 164 AD16 viewsobv: L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS (bare head right)
rev: TRP IIII IMP II COS II (Victory standing left on globe, holding wreath & palm)
ref: RIC III 520 (M.Aurelius), C.240
2.41gms, 17mm
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AE dupondius or as - struck 161-176 AD31 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (diademed bust right)
rev: VE-NVS (Venus standing facing, head right, drawing back cloak with right hand over right shoulder and holding apple in extended left hand), S-C across field
ref: reverse RIC III 1770 (Marcus Aurelius)
11.38gms, 26mm
Rare - not in RIC

A nice hybrid Dupondius or orichalcum As with Faustina Junior obverse and Lucilla reverse. Thanks to Rupert for identify.
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AE sestertius - struck 161-176 AD18 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (bust right with circlet of pearls )
rev: IVNO / S.C. (Juno standing left holding patera & scepter, peacock at foot)
ref: RIC III 1645 (M.Aurelius), C.121(8fr.)
21.31gms, 33mm
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AE sestertius - struck 161-176 AD22 viewsobv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA (draped bust right wearing circlet of pearls)
rev: IVNONI REGINAE (Juno, veiled, standing left, holding patera & scepter; peacock standing left at feet, head reverted), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1651 (M.Aurelius), Cohen 142, BMC 919
22.51gms, 29mm
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AR denarius - struck 176-180 AD22 viewsobv: DIVA FAV-STINA PIA (draped bust right)
rev: CONSEC-RATIO (peacock standing right)
ref: RIC III 744 (M.Aurelius), C.71
3.12gms, 18mm

History: Faustina junior accompanied her husband, Aurelius on his journey to the east in 175, and died at Halala, a village at the foot of the Taurus Mountains.
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior AR denarius - struck 176-180 AD17 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA (draped bust right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (throne with scepter across it, peacock below & standing right)
ref: RIC III 745 (M.Aurelius), RSC 73 (3frcs) , BMC 723
2.10gms, 18mm
Scarcer type
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161-176 AD - FAUSTINA Junior sestertius - struck 176-180 AD20 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA (draped bust right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (large altar decorated with palms), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1706 (M.Aurelius), Cohen 76 (10frcs), BMC 1579
21.31gms, 29mm
Scarce
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE as - struck 177-178 AD26 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXXII (laureate head right)
rev: IMP VIIII COS III PP (Victory advancing left, holding wreath & palm), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1234, C.372
10.15gms, 24mm,
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE dupondius - struck 172 AD35 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXVI (radiate head right)
rev: IMP VI COS III (Roma seated left, holding Victory & spear, behind her shield on wich is Medusa), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1035, C.283
12.11gms, 24mm,
Scarce
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE dupondius - struck 177 AD24 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TRP XXXI (radiate head right)
rev: IMP VIIII COS III PP / S.C. (winged thunderbolt)
ref: RIC III 1219, C.378 (6frcs.)
10.44gms, 24mm,
Scarce
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE dupondius - struck 177 AD30 viewsobv: M.ANTONINVS.AVG.GERM.SARM.TRP.XXXI (radiate head right)
rev: IMP.VIII.COS.III.PP (trophy of base of wich are seated Marcomann (German) woman on right, and Markomann (German) with hands bound behind him on left), S-C in field, DE GERM in ex.
ref: RIC III 1179 (S), C.157 (6frcs)
mint: Rome
13.00gms, 25mm
Scarce

This dupondius celebrates Roman victory a series of wars on the empire’s northern frontier known as the Bellum Germanicum et Sarmaticum. The reverse of this coin speaks of these campaigns with the inscription DE GERM(ANIS) encompassing a military trophy flanked by two captives. The bound men would have come from the barbarian nations that occupied lands across the Danube, for in recent years the Romans had won wars against the Marcomanns, the Quadi, the Jazyges and the Sarmatians.
Many other types celebrated Roman victories in this theatre, and they became the centrepiece of coin propaganda of the era. Considering these wars were not only a source of great financial strain, but they annually cost the lives of many young men, it was essential for Marcus Aurelius to demonstrate success in the form of attractive coin types showing bound barbarians and trophies.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE dupondius - struck 179 AD35 viewsobv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TRP XXXII (radiate head right)
rev: IMP VIIII COS III PP (Aequitas standing standing left holding scales & cornucopaie), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1232, C.376
mint: Rome
11.52gms, 24mm
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE dupondius - struck 179-180 AD19 viewsobv: M.AVREL.ANTONINVS.AVG.TR.P.XXXIII (radiate head right)
rev: IMP.X.COS.III.P.P. (Victory advancing left, holding wreath & palm), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1241, C.186
13.55gms, 24mm,
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 163-164 AD35 viewsobv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS P M (laureated bearded head right)
rev: VICT AVG TR P XVIII IMP II COS III (Victory standing right holding trophy a captive Armenian at her feet), S-C in field
ref: RIC 890 (S), Cohen 984 (12 Francs 1878), BMC 1092
21.14gms, 30mm,
Rare

History: After the death of Antoninus Pius the parthian king, Vologaesus III run over Armenia in 161 AD. The Expeditio orientalis was started the next year from Capua,Italy. Statius Priscus, Avidius Cassius and Martius Verus were entrusted with command of the legions while Marcus Aurelius conducted affairs of the state back in Rome. The 5 year campaign (161 – 166 AD) against Parthia proved to be as decisive as any war in recent Roman history. A Roman candidate once again sat the Armenian throne and Parthia had been thoroughly defeated. This coin commemorate the end of the first phase of the Parthian War.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 166 AD31 viewsobv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (laureate head right)
rev: TR POT XX IMP IIII COS III (Victory standing facing, head right, holding palm & placing shield inscribed VIC PAR on palm tree), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 934, C.810 (12frcs)
28.42gms, 33mm,
Similar to RIC931
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 166 AD37 viewsobv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (laureate head right)
rev: TR POT XX IMP IIII COS III (Victory standing facing, head right, holding palm & placing shield inscribed VIC PAR on palm tree, at base arms), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 931, C.807(12frcs)
20.27gms, 30mm,
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 170-171 AD26 viewsobv: IMP M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV
rev: : /PRIMI/DECEN/NALES/COS III/S-C (in five lines within laurel wreath)
ref: RIC III 1006 (S), Cohen 497 (12frcs)
24.22gms, 29mm,
Scarce

This issue commemorates the tenth anniversary of the sole reign of Aurelius, with vows to celebrate its completion, and in anticipation of another decade.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 171-172 AD31 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI (laureate head right)
rev: IMP VI COS III (Roma with Victory in her right hand and spear in her left enthroning left, beside her shield. Victorious type), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1033, C. 281
23.13gms, 30mm,

History: In 170, during the course of the bellum Germanicum sarmaticum the Iazyges defeated and killed Claudius Fronto, Roman governor of Lower Moesia, and his troops. Operating from Sirmium on the Sava river, Marcus Aurelius moved against the Iazyges personally. After hard fighting, the Iazyges were pressed to their limits. In 172, the Roman legions crossed the Ister (Danube) river at Vindobona and Carnuntum and went into Marcomannic territory. The Romans achieved success, subjugating the Marcomanni and their allies, the Naristi and the Cotini. This coin commemorate the victories in the first Marcomannic War.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 172 AD32 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI (laureate head right)
rev: GERMANIA SVBACTA IMP VI COS III (Germania seated left at foot of trophy), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1021 (S), Cohen 215 (10frcs)
22.84gms, 30mm,
Very rare

History: In 172, the Roman legions crossed the Danube into Marcomannic territory. Although few details are known, the Romans achieved success, subjugating the Marcomanni and their allies, the Naristi and the Cotini. This fact is evident from the adoption of the title "Germanicus" by Marcus Aurelius, and the minting of coins with the inscription "Germania subacta". This rare coin is one of them.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 172-173 AD27 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII (laureate head right)
rev: GERMANICO AVG IMP VI COS III (trophy of arms, German {Marcomann} woman seated left below, in attitude of mourning, on two shields; German standing to right, his head turned and his hands bound behind him), SC in ex.
ref: RIC III 1058 (S), Cohen 227 (15frcs)
22.46gms, 30mm,
Very rare
History: In the second half of the second century was the most important and dangerous invasion of the Marcomanni. Their leader, Ballomar, had formed a coalition of Germanic tribes, they crossed the Danube and achieved a smashing victory over 20,000 Romans near Carnuntum. Ballomar then led the larger part of his host southwards towards Italy, while the remainder ravaged Noricum. The Marcomanni razed Opitergium (Oderzo) and besieged Aquileia. The army of praetorian prefect Furius Victorinus tried to relieve the city, but was defeated and its general slain.
In 172, the Roman legions crossed the Danube into Marcomannic territory. Although few details are known, the Romans achieved success, subjugating the Marcomanni and their allies, the Naristi and the Cotini. This fact is evident from the adoption of the title "Germanicus" by Marcus Aurelius, and the minting of coins with the inscription "Germania subacta". This rare coin is one of them.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 173 AD22 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVII (laureated bearded head right)
rev: [RESTITVTORI ITALIAE IMP VI COS III S C] (Aurelius standing left holding sceptre and raising kneeling figure of Italia who holds a globe)
ref: RIC 1077 (S), Cohen 538 (10frcs), BMC 1449
21.80gms, 29mm,
Rare

Aurelius is here portrayed as the Restorer of Italy. Although this type is normally used to refer to a defeated enemy, in this instance what Aurelius is restoring is the security of the homeland by defeating the Germanic tribes threatening Italy.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 177 AD34 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TRP XXXI (laureate head right)
rev: IM[P VIIII COS III PP] (Annona standing left, between modius & ship, holding corn-ears & cornucopiae), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1218, C.374
21.73gms, 28mm,
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 180 AD29 viewsobv: DIVVS M ANTONINVS AVG (Marcus Aurelius bare head right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (eagle standing right on garlanded altar, head left), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 657 (Commodus), C.85(6frcs)
25.16gms, 30mm
Scarce
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 180 AD30 viewsobv: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS (Marcus Aurelius bare head right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (garlanded funeral pyre of four tiers surmounted by statue of Aurelius in facing quadriga), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 662 [Commodus], Cohen 98 (20frcs), BMC 399
21.14gms, 29mm
Rare

The Rogus, or Funeral Pile, as a mass of quadrangular shape, filled at the bottom with combustibles, on which again a second tier was placed of similar form and appearance, but narrower and furnished with openings; to this a third and a fourth were added, each gradually diminishing in size, till the whole resembled a watch-tower.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AE sestertius - struck 180 AD39 viewsobv: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS (Marcus Autrelius bare head right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (Statue of Aurelius in quadriga drawn by elephants), S-C in ex.
ref: RIC III 661 (Commodus), Cohen 95 (30 frcs)
18.31gms, 28mm
Very rare

The last ’Good Emperor’, Marcus Aurelius died at a military encampment at Bononia on the Danube on 17 March 180, possibly of the plague, leaving the Roman Empire to his nineteen-year-old son. Upon hearing of his father's death, Commodus made preparations for Marcus' funeral, made concessions to the northern tribes, and made haste to return back to Rome in order to enjoy peace after nearly two decades of war.
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AR denarius - struck 164 AD20 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS (laureate head right)
rev: P M TRP XVIII IMP II COS III (Armenia seated left, left hand on bow with shield and vexillum before her), ARMEN in ex.
ref: RIC III 78, Cohen 7
mint: Rome
3,41gms, 18mm,

"The most distinctive type shows a figure of Armenia seated on the ground surrounded by various weapons" RIC III pp198
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AR denarius - struck 164 AD24 viewsobv: ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS (laureate head right)
rev: P M TRP XVIII IMP II COS III (Emperor standing right with spear, leaning on shield)
ref: RIC III 91, C.468
mint: Rome
3.37gms, 18mm,

Aurelius received the title Armeniacus in the early 164 AD
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS AR denarius - struck 167-168 AD22 viewsobv: M ANTONINVS AVG ARM PARTH MAX (laureate head right)
rev: TR P XXII IMP IIII COS III (Equitas standing left, holding scales & cornucopiae)
ref: RIC III 178, C.892
mint: Rome
3.02gms, 18mm,

Aurelius received the title Parthicus Maximus in Febr 166 AD
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161-180 AD - MARCUS AURELIUS Æ quadrans 49 viewsobv: diademed and draped female head right
rev: METAL AURELIANIS (three-line legend in wreath)
ref: RIC III 1255, Cohen 1515(Hadrian!!)
2.21gms, 16mm, mines coin
Very rare

The mines coins served as a substitute for the small copper Senate coins of which there were not sufficient quantities in circulation in the period between the years 98-180 AD in the province Illyricum and Noricum. The mining coins served also in the trade between miners and the inhabitants of localities where the respective mines were located.
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166-177 AD - COMMODUS Caesar AE As - struck 175-176 AD38 viewsobv: COMMODO CAES AVG FIL GERM SARM (draped bust right)
rev: SPES PVBLICA (Spes walking left holding flower & raising hem of skirt), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 1544 (M.Aurelius), C.710
mint: Rome
8.92gms, 25mm
Scarce

Commodus is known to have been at Carnuntum, Marcus Aurelius’s headquarters during the Marcomannic Wars, in 172. It was presumably there that, on 15 October 172, he was given the victory title Germanicus in the presence of the army. The title suggests that Commodus was present at his father’s victory over the Marcomanni. Even the title of Sarmaticus he was given in 175.
During the preparations for the campaign against Cassius in Syria, the prince assumed his toga virilis on the Danubian front on July 7, 175, thus formally entering adulthood.
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177-183 AD - CRISPINA AE dupondius - struck 177 AD20 viewsobv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: IVNO LVCINA / S.C. (Juno standing left, holding patera & scepter)
ref: RIC III 680(Commodus), C.24 (3frcs)
11.53gms, 25mm
Scarce
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177-183 AD - CRISPINA AE sestertius - struck 180-183 AD39 viewsobv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: SALVS (Salus seated left, feeding serpent coiled around altar from patera held in right hand), S-C in field
ref: RIC 672a(Commodus), Cohen 33 (6frcs), BMC 420
24.04gms, 29mm
Scarce
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177-183 AD - CRISPINA AE sestertius - struck 180-183 AD27 viewsobv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA (bust draped right, hair waved, rolled in front and knotted in bun on back of head)
rev: LAETITIA / S.C. (Laetitia standing facing, head left, holding wreath in right hand & rudder set on globe in left hand)
ref: RIC III 669(Commodus), C.27(6fr)
24.68gms, 29mm
Scarce
The beautiful Bruttia Crispina was married to the Emperor Commodus in 177 AD. A few years later Commodus divorced Crispina on account of her adultery and having being exiled to Capreae, she was put to death by strangulation on his orders (183 AD).
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177-183 AD - CRISPINA fouree denarius - struck 180-183 AD25 viewsobv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA (draped bust right)
rev: VENVS (Venus standing left, holding an apple)
ref: RIC III 286a (Commodus), C.35 (3frcs)
Scarce
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE dupondius - struck 178 AD25 viewsobv: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TRP III (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: LIBERTAS AVG IMP II COS PP / S.C. (Libertas standing left holding pileus & scepter)
ref: RIC III 1591 (M.Aurelius), C.332
9.77gms, 24mm
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE dupondius - struck 179 AD39 viewsobv: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TRP IIII (radiate head right)
rev: IMP III COS II PP / S.C. (Victory advancing left bearing wreath & palm)
ref: RIC III 1614(M.Aurelius), C.237
12.18gms, 25mm

History: In 177, the Quadi rebelled, followed soon by their neighbours, the Marcomanni and Marcus Aurelius once again headed north, to begin his second Germanic campaign (secunda expeditio germanica). He arrived at Carnuntum in August 178, and set out to quell the rebellion in a repeat of his first campaign, moving first against the Marcomanni.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE sestertius - struck 178 AD24 viewsobv: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TRP III (laureate head right)
rev: LIBERTAS AVG IMPII COS PP / S.C. (Libertas standing left, holding pileus and rod)
ref: RIC III 1588 (M.Aurelius), C.331
18.04gms, 30mm
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE sestertius - struck 181-182 AD20 viewsobv: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG (laureate head right)
rev: TRP VII IMP IIII COS III PP / S.C. (Annona standing left, holding statuette over modius containing five grain ears, & cornucopiae; stern of ship, decorated with figure of Victory & containing two figures, behind)
ref: RIC III 325a, C.836
22.32gms, 28mm

The Annona holding figure holds patera and sceptre and is probably meant for Concordia (RIC III pp 405).
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE sestertius - struck 183 AD28 viewsobv: M. COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS (laureate head right)
rev: PROV AVG TRP VIII IMP VI COS IIII PP / S.C. (Providentia standing left holding cornucopiae & wand over globe)
ref: RIC III 379, BMC 502a, C.620
20.17gms, 28mm

A coin with military colours.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE sestertius - struck 185 AD22 viewsobv: [M COMMODVS ANTON AVG PIVS BRIT] (laureate head right)
rev: [P M TR P X IMP VII COS IIII P P] / S-C (Victory seated right on pile of arms, inscribing sheild on her knee), VICT BRIT in ex.
ref: RIC III 452, Cohen 946 (10frcs), BMC 560
21,06gms, 26mm
Scarce

The edge of this coin is missing, but it has nice green patina
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE sestertius - struck 186 AD55 viewsobv: M COMMODVS ANT P - FELIX AVG BRIT (laureate head right)
rev: P M TR P XI - IMP [VII] - COS V P P (Commodus standing left on platform, raising hand and holding scepter, facing four soldiers to left), S C across fields, FID EXERCIT in ex.
ref: RIC III 468b, Cohen 136 (20frcs)
23.63gms, 30mm
Very rare
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Historical background: Under Commodus reign Sextus Tigidius Perennis was the Pretorian Prefect who exercised the chief responsibilities of government in the Roman Empire. In 185 Perennis was implicated in a plot to overthrow the emperor by his political rival Marcus Aurelius Cleander, and Commodus gave them permission to execute him as well as his wife and sons. After this Commodus received the title of FELIX. This coin shows when the emperor proclaimed the executions to soldiers, and the FIDES EXERCITUS means the aggreement between the emperor and the legions.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AE sestertius - struck 186 AD39 viewsobv: M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT (laureate head right)
rev: SAEC FEL P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P (Victory standing right, foot on a helmet, inscribing VO DE {for VOTA DECENNALIA – here 177-186 AD} on a shield set upon a palm), S-C in field
ref: RIC III 472 (R), Cohen 670 (6frcs), BMC 584
18.18gms, 27mm
Rare

The Decennial vows were reckoned as accomplished, not at the beginning but at the termination of the tenth year of an emperor’s reign. This coin is also commemorate the victory in Britannia 183-184 AD.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 180 AD32 viewsobv: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG (laureate cuirassed bust right)
rev: TR P V IMP III COS II P P (trophy of arms with two captives - a man and a woman sitting in german shields)
ref: : RIC 9, RSC 791 (8frcs), BMC 9
3.03gms, 18mm
Scarce

History: Under the command of Marcus Valerius Maximianus, the Romans fought and prevailed against the Quadi in a decisive battle at Laugaricio near (modern Trencín, Slovakia). The movie Gladiator (2000) start with a fictional account of a final battle of the Marcomannic Wars.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 179 AD31 viewsobv: L AVREL COMMODVS AVG (laureate head right)
rev: TR P IIII IMP III COS II PP (Victory seated left with patera & palm)
ref: RIC III 666 [M.Aurelius] (Var.), C. 775
3.31gms,17mm
Rare

History: December 177 AD Commodus was raised to the rank of Augustus as colleague with Aurelius. Spring 179 AD victory of Tarrutenius Paternus – the Pretorian Prefect - at the Danube in the Expeditio Germanica Secunda. This coin struck in spring of 179 AD and as describe in RIC666 the bust is bare head, but here laureated – not in RIC.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 180 AD17 viewsobv: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS (bare head right)
rev: CONSECRATIO (eagle standing left on bar with wreath in beak)
ref: RIC 267 [Commodus] (S), RSC 80 (3frcs), BMC 14
2.21gms, 18mm
Rare
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 183 AD27 viewsobv: M.COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS (laureate head right)
rev: TRP VIII IMP VI COS IIII PP (Mars walking right with trophy & spear)
ref: RIC III 54, RSC 878
2.38gms, 17mm

In 183 AD Commodus assumed the title 'Pius'. War broke out in Dacia: few details are available but it appears two future contenders for the throne, Clodius Albinus and Pescennius Niger, both distinguished themselves in the campaign.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 183-184 AD26 viewsobv: M.COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS (laureate head right)
rev: TRP VIIII IMP VI COS IIII PP (Felicitas standing left holding caduceus & cornucopiae, modius at foot left)
ref: RIC III 74, RSC 445
3.01gms, 16mm

Commodus was inaugurated in 183 as consul (IV) with Aufidius Victorinus for a colleague and assumed the title 'Pius'. The adoption of the title Pius by Commodus looks like a direct appeal to the memory of the beloved Antoninus.
Felicity's image occurs on almost all the imperial series coins; because the senate professed to wish that all princes should consider it their duty to promote public happiness, and also because those princes themselves were peculiarly desirous of having it regarded as a blessing attached to their own reign.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 191 AD28 viewsobv: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT PP
rev: CONC COM PM TRP XVI COSVI (Concordia standing left, holding patera & scepter)
ref: RIC III 219, C.45 (30frcs)
2.41gms, 17mm
Rare

History: In 190 AD Commodus named Rome after himself, Colonia Commodiana, adding the prenomina of LUCIA ANTONINIANA. This coin is belong to the group of the loyalty of the cohorts, Concordia Commodi Augusti.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 191 AD19 viewsobv: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT P P (laureate head right)
rev: APOL PAL P M TR P XVI COS VI (Apollo attired in the stola, holding the plectrum in the right hand and resting his left on the lyre, which surmounts on a short column)
ref: RIC III 218 (S), C.24 (8frcs)
mint: Rome
2.7gms, 17mm
Scarce

Apollini Palatino – this coin has reference to the temple, which Emperor Augustus erected at Rome, in honour of his guardian divinity in the Palatium. This temple was destroyed by fire during the reign of Julian the Apostate.
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177-192 AD - COMMODUS AR denarius - struck 191 or 192 AD20 viewsobv: L AEL AVREL COM-M AVG P FEL (laureate head right)
rev: PROVIDENTIAE AVG (Hercules standing right, his foot is placed on the prow of a vessel, resting club on treetrunk right and holding thunderbolt; clasping hands with Africa, who wears elephantskin on head, in her left hand holding sistrum, at her feet lion)
ref: RIC III 259a (R), RSC 643 (20frcs)
mint: Rome
2.86gms, 18mm
Rare

This coin legend and type is regarded to the African fleet of corn transports. The elephant's head, the sistrum, and the lion are attributes peculiar to Egypt and to Africa proper, which were the granaries of Rome. But Commodus having sent his ships for freights of corn is on this coin represented paying worship to Hercules, and he himself plants his foot on the prow of one of the vessels, as if showing care for his new colony.
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193 AD - PERTINAX AR denarius - struck January-March 193 AD63 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.P.HELV.PERTIN.AVG (laureate head right)
rev:OPI.DIVIN.TR.P.COS.II (Ops seated left, holding two corn ears, left hand on top of throne)
ref: RIC IVi 8 (R2), C.33 (60frcs)
2.43gms
Very rare

This coin is ugly, worn and holed, but... it's a Pertinax.

Publius Helvius Pertinax was commander of an equestrian unit in Moesia Superior (or Pannonia Inferior), on the Middle Danube in 167 AD, and fight against the Yaziges. He was also the commander of the First legion Adiutrix, stationed at Brigetio (modern Szöny) between 171-174 AD. Pertinax played an important role during the campaigns against the Marcomanni. It is very likely that I Adiutrix and the two newly founded legions II Italica and III Italica were grouped together in a single task-force. According to the historian Herodian, Pertinax freed the provinces of Noricum and Raetia completely, and took part in the attacks on the Quadi and Sarmatians north of the Danube.
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193-195 AD - CLODIUS ALBINUS Caesar AR denarius - struck 194-195 AD127 viewsobv: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES (bare head right)
rev: MINER PACIF COS II (Minerva standing facing with olive branch, shield & spear)
ref: RIC IVi 7, C.48 (12frcs)
mint: ? , 2.87gms, 17mm
Rare

Decimus Clodius Septimius Albinus, Governor of Britain and Gaul, was declared "Caesar of the West" in 193 and made co-regent with Severus late in 195. However, these concessions to his considerable power were only the means by which Severus averted a direct conflict with Albinus until he was ready for one. Early in 197 when Severus' own position was more secure, he attacked Albinus at Lugdunum (Lyons). Albinus was murdered or committed suicide on 19 February 197.
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provincial issue-germe BMC1-R.jpg
Roman Provincial Semi-Autonomous Issue, Lydia, Germe - time of the Antonines132 viewsobv: ΙЄΡΑCVΝ- ΚΛΗΤΟC (draped, young bust of the Roman Senate right)
rev: ΓΕPMHNΩN (laureate draped bust of Apollo right, spray of laurel before)
ref: SGI 5016, BMC 1
mint: Germe
2.76gms, 15mm
This coin is one of the rare exceptions when isn’t the bust of actual Emperor on a money, but the personification of Roman Senate. The city of Germe, where this coin struck, was on the southern bank of the Caďcus some thirty miles east of Pergamum, in Province Lydia.
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trajan AE dup & antpius sest edge.jpg
TRAJAN AE dupondius 99-100 AD (edge)198 viewsThis picture shows the build of multi-layered coin. The core probably weak moulding, and the brass can be seen only in outside of coin. The 2 Antoninus Pius sestertius' edges are normal and continous the substance.
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