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74 viewsPhilip I. A.D. 244-249. AR double denarius (22 mm, 3.47 g, 6 h). Rome, A.D. 245. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I right / Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae. RIC 38b; RSC 871 commentspaul1888
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92 viewsSeverus Alexander, AR Denarius
Obverse: Laureate bust right, draped left shoulder.
Reverse: Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
Ex: CNG 39, lot 1576
4 commentspaul1888
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9 viewsANTONINUS PIUS
Sestertius 145-161 A.D.
30.5 mm, 22.2 grams

OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TRP COS IIII, laureate head right.
REV: LIBERALITAS AVG V, Liberalitas standing left,holding account-board and cornucopiae.
S-C in field
RIC- III -776
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1 Gordian III22 viewsGordian III
AR Ant 4.4g

O: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate and draped bust right.

R: LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing front, head left, holding abacus & cornucopiae.

RIC IV-3 67; Cohen 142; Sear (5) 8621
Sosius
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18 Marcus Aurelius Sestertius24 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS
AE Sestertius
Struck 177 AD.
M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TR P XXXI, laureate head r. / LIBERALITAS AVG VII IMP VIII COS III PP SC, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae.
Cohen 422, RIC 1205
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Sosius
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2 Philip I15 viewsPHILIP I
AR Antoninianus, 244-9 AD, 4.9g

O: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Radiate and draped bust right.

R: LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left with abacus

RIC 38(b), Sear 2561; aEF
Sosius
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26 Geta57 viewsGETA
AR Denarius, 209-211 AD

P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, bare-headed, draped bust right / LIBERALITAS AVG VI, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus & cornucopia.

RSC 69, RIC 44 EF
Ex Frasciatus
Sosius
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34 Balbinus81 viewsÆ Sestertius, 30mm, 22.61 g, 12h, Rome mint. 238 AD

O: Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

R: Liberalitas standing facing, head left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
RIC IV 15.

Good Fine, black patina with some earthen highlights

Ex CNG
2 commentsSosius
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Gordian III / RIC 177 over 187, 1'st series.31 viewsAntoninianus, 238-239 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: AEQVIT LIBER / Body and feet of Aequitas holding scales; Body and feet of Libertas holding pileus (Liberty cap) .
5.00 gm, 22 mm.
RIC #177 over #187.

This coin has two different reverses: the Aequitas type (RIC #177) is overstruck at 180 degree rotation on top of the Libertas type (RIC #187). Or, perhaps it is the other way around: The Libertas type (RIC #187) is overstruck on top of the Aequitas type (RIC #177).

The T of AEQVITAS AVG is almost flattened out and is just barely visible. At Antioch, Libertas with the pileus always has the legend LIBERALITAS AVG rather than LIBERTAS AVG.

There is a footnote to RIC #231 (vol. IV, part III, p. 39) which is quite intriguing:

"231. A strange Antoninianus (G. B. Pears Coll.) shows rev. type of AEQVIT[AS] apparently overstruck with type of LIBER[TAS] -- obv. of Gordian III, rev. of Philip overstruck with rev. of Trebonianus Gallus (?)."

I posted this coin on Forvmancientcoins.com and got this reply from Curtis Clay:

"A neat example of this error, and one I hadn't been aware of before, despite its mention in the RIC footnote!
As you expected, you now own the coin formerly in the Pears collection: we know because there is a plaster cast of it so labeled in the BM, which is illustrated in Roger Bland's dissertation, pl. 10, 18/21 !
One of the reverse types is Libertas with cap, but its legend must have been LIBERALITAS not LIBERTAS AVG: the Eastern mint always mislabeled its Libertas type as Liberalitas. RIC made the same mistake regarding the reverse legend; corrected by Bland, who lists the coin under the type LIBERALITAS AVG.
I had never heard of G. B. Pears or his collection before, so can supply no information in that regard."
Callimachus
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Philip I Sestertius RIC 180a101 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, Rome mint, , 0o, 244 - 249 A.D.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right and cornucopia in left, S C at sides
RIC 180a, scarce
19.46g, 31.3mm
1 commentsJerome Holderman
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(0253) GALLIENUS16 views253-268 AD
AE 18.5 mm, 2.53 g
O: GALLIENVS AVG radiate head right
R: Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae


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005 - Septimius Severus (193-211 AD), denarius - RIC 27882 viewsObv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laurate bust right.
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG VI, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
Minted in Rome 208 AD
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0064 - Denarius Septimius Severus 193 AC66 viewsObv/IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I, laureate headof Septimius r.
Rev/LIBERAL AVG, Liberalitas standing front draped, head to r., holding abacus and cornucopiae.

Ag, 19.6mm, 2.82g
Mint: Emesa (?)
RIC -- - BMCRE -- (p.89)
ex-Jean Elsen et Fils, auction 95, lot 161
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0160 - Denarius Septimius Severus 201-10 AC52 viewsObv/ SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of S.S. r.
Rev/ LIBERALITAS AVG VI, Liberalitas draped, standing l., holding abacus and cornucopia.

Ag, 19.5 mm, 3.59 g
Mint: Roma.
BMCRE V/349 – RIC IV.1/278a [C]
ex-Jean Elsen et Fils, list 259, lot 212
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035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0915, Rome, AE-Sestertius, LIBERALITAS VII, Antoninus seated left on platform, S-C, R!221 views035 Antoninus Pius (138-161 A.D.), RIC III 0905, Rome, AE-Sestertius, LIBERALITAS VII, Antoninus seated left on platform, S-C, R!
avers:- ANTONINVS-AVG-PIVS-P-P-TR-P-XVII, Laureate head right.
revers: LIBERALITAS-VII, Antoninus seated left on platform on right: in front of him, Liberalitas satnding left, holding account-board and cornucopiae: below citizen standing right holding out fold of toga, S-C across the field, COS IIII in exergo.
exe:S/C//COS IIII, diameter: 32-33mm, weight: 29,37g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 152-153 A.D., ref: RIC-III-915-p-140, C-525-526, Rare !
Q-001
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037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0221, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERAL AVG •V• COS III, Liberalitas standing left, Scarce!66 views037b Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0221, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERAL AVG •V• COS III, Liberalitas standing left, Scarce!
avers: M-ANTONINVS-AVG-TR-P-XXIIII, Laurate head right.
revers: LIBERAL-AVG•V•COS-III, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-19mm, weight: 3,61g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date:169-170 A.D., ref: RIC-III-221, p-230, RSC-, Sear-, Scarce!
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041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0239, Rome, AR-denarius, LIB AVG VIII P M TR P XVII COS VII P P, Liberalitas,108 views041b Commodus (166-180 A.D. as Caesar, 180-192 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0239, Rome, AR-denarius, LIB AVG VIII P M TR P XVII COS VII P P, Liberalitas,
avers:- L-AEL_AVREL-COMM-AVG-P-FEL, Laureate head right.
revers:- LIB-AVG-VIII-P-M-TR-P-XVII-COS-VII-PP, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 192 A.D., ref: RIC-III-239, p-393, C-325,
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048 - Antoninus Pius, Denarius - RIC 15118 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, Lauereate head left
Rev: TR POT COS IIII / LIB IIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding vexillum & cornucopia
Minted in Rome. A.D. 145
Reference:– RIC 151. RSC 490.
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 135, Rome, AR-Denarius, IIII•LIBERALITAS AVG G, Liberalitas standing left,126 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 135, Rome, AR-Denarius, IIII•LIBERALITAS AVG G, Liberalitas standing left,
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG, Youthful bust of Caracalla laurreated and draped bust to right.
revers:- IIII•LIBE-RA-LITAS-AVG-G, Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopiae.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-19,0mm, weight: 3,37g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 201-206 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-135, RSC-122,
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 302, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERAL AVG VIIII, Liberalitas standing left, 123 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 302, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERAL AVG VIIII, Liberalitas standing left,
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-GERM, Laureate head right.
revers:- LIBERAL-AVG-VIIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,06g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 213-217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-302, p-258, C-139,
Q-001
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 302, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERAL AVG VIIII, Liberalitas standing left, (but base metal, "limes" ?),132 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 302, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERAL AVG VIIII, Liberalitas standing left, (but base metal, "limes" ?),
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-BRIT (!!!), Laureate head right. (This legend Not in RIC!!)
revers:- LIBERAL-AVG-VIIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,40g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Rome, date: 213-217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-302, p-258, (but base metal, "limes" ?), C-139,
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 302, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERAL AVG VIIII, Liberalitas standing left, (but base metal, "limes" ?),120 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 302, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERAL AVG VIIII, Liberalitas standing left, (but base metal, "limes" ?),
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG-BRIT (!!!), Laureate head right. (This legend Not in RIC!!)
revers:- LIBERAL-AVG-VIIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 2,40g, axis: 0 h,
mint: Rome, date: 213-217 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-302, p-258, (but base metal, "limes" ?), C-139,
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - O8 - RIC -38 viewsObv:– IMP CA L SEP S-EV PER AVG COS - II, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBE-R AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE -. RIC-
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - O9 - RIC -85 viewsObv:– IMP CA L SE SEV PER AG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev– LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE -. RIC - RSC -.

Another reverse type for this unusual obverse die bringing my total to three different reverses.
maridvnvm
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -71 viewsObv:- L - SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:- LIERTA (sic.) AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195 - 196
Reference:– BMC -. RIC -. RSC -.

This error not noted in the major references.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -72 viewsObv:- L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP - II, laureate head right
Rev:- LIB-ER AVG, Liberalitas seated left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:- BMCRE -. RIC IV -. RSC -.

Liberalitas seated not listed for this issue in any of the major references.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -16 viewsObv:- L SEPT SEV PE-RT AVG IMP - II, laureate head right
Rev:- LIB-ER AVG, Liberalitas seated left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Reference:- BMCRE -. RIC IV -. RSC -.

Liberalitas seated not listed for this issue in any of the major references.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC -11 viewsObv:–L SEPT SEVER P-ERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIB-ER AVG, Liberalitas seated left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195 - 196
Reference(s) – BMC -. RIC -, RSC -
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 01879 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERAL AVG COS, Liberalitas, standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia
Minted in Rome between A.D. 193 - 194
References:– VM 65, RIC 18 (Common), RSC 281
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 01881 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERAL AVG COS, Liberalitas, standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia
Minted in Rome. A.D. 193 - 194
Reference:– BMCRE W2-3. RIC 18. RSC 281.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 278a40 viewsObv:– SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERALITAS AVG VI, Liberalitas standing left with counter and cornucopia
Minted in Rome, A.D. 209
References:– VM 71, RIC 278a, RCV02 6306, RSC 298
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 39824 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right
Rev:– LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 - 195
Reference:- BMCRE W373-374. RIC 398. RSC 279a
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 39816 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right
Rev:– LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 - 195
Reference:– BMCRE 373/374. RIC 398 (S) citing Lawrence. RSC 279a.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 39918 viewsObv– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBE-RA AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194-195
References:– BMCRE 375, RIC 399, RCV02 6305, RSC 283

3.06g, 17.68mm, 0o
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 40020 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERAL AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194-195
References:– BMCRE 373 note. RIC IV RIC 400, RSC 283a
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 40017 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERAL AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left.
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194-195
References:– BMCRE 373 note. RIC IV RIC 400, RSC 283a
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 40118 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBER AVG, Liberalitas, seated left, holding account-board and cornucopiae
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 - 195
References:– RIC 401 (Scarce), RSC 287
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 40325 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERA-L AVG, Liberalitas, seated left, holding account-board and cornucopiae
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194 - 195
References:– RIC 403 (Scarce), RSC 287a
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 455b65 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP - II, laureate head right
Rev:– LIBE-R AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE p. 108 432 note (432 is PERTE, citing Lawrence). RIC 455b (S citing L. A. Lawrence coll.).
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 455b17 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP II, laureate head right
Rev:– LIB-E-R AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE p. 108 432 note (432 is PERTE, citing Lawrence). RIC 455b (S citing L. A. Lawrence coll.).
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 455b26 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP - II, laureate head right
Rev:– LIBE-R AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE p. 108 432 note (432 in PERTE, citing Lawrence). RIC 455b (S citing L. A. Lawrence coll.).
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 455b8 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP - II, laureate head right
Rev:– LIBE-R AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE p. 108 432 note (432 is PERTE, citing Lawrence). RIC 455b (S citing L. A. Lawrence coll.).
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 48122 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Reference:– BMCRE 445 (Same dies?). RIC 481. RSC 288.

Weight 2.71g. 18.69mm.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 48115 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Reference:– BMCRE 445. RIC 481. RSC 288
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 4819 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right
Rev:– LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196-197
Reference:– BMCRE 445 (Same dies?). RIC 481. RSC 288.

Weight 2.71g. 18.69mm
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC Page 139 (-)21 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SE - V PERT AVG COS I, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERT AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 193
References:– RIC Page 139 (-) (this reverse type not listed for COS I)

2.83g, 19.51mm, 0o

Whilst the legend reads COS I the bust style is not that commonly seen with the COS I types. This is possibly a later COS II where the second I was missed.
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065 - Julia Domna barbarous denarius - RIC -27 viewsObv:– IVLIA DO-MNA AVG, Draped bust right, hair tied in bun behind
Rev:– LIBE-RI AVG, Liberalitas seated left, holding accounting board and cornucopiae
Barbarous mint
Reference(s) – None. Appears to be Barbarous imitation of IV 627a.
Martin Griffiths
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC 62773 viewsObv:– IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Draped bust right
Rev:– LIBERAL . AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194-195
References:– BMCRE pg. 102, RIC 627, RSC 103
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC 62713 viewsObv:– IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Draped bust right
Rev:– LIBERAL AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Emesa, A.D. 194-195
References:– BMCRE pg. 102, RIC 627, RSC 103
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065 - Julia Domna denarius - RIC unlisted18 viewsObv:– IVLIA DOMNA AVG, Draped bust right
Rev:– LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 195
Reference:– RIC IV -.
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065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 010, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERALITAS-AVG, Liberalitas standing left, #167 views065 Maximinus-I. Thrax, (235-238 A.D.), RIC IV-II 010, Rome, AR-Denarius, LIBERALITAS-AVG, Liberalitas standing left, #1
avers:- IMP-MAXIMINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate, draped bust right, seen from behind.
revers:- LIBERALITAS-AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae..
exerg: , diameter: 18,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,09g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 235 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-II-10, p-, RSC-19, BMC-45,
Q-001
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 136b40 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERALITAS AVG V, Liberalitas standing left, holding an abacus and a cornucopiae
References:– RIC 136b (Common), RSC 124

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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 30218 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERAL AVG VIIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 214.
Reference:– RIC 302. RCV02 6814. RSC 139.
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068 - Geta denarius (as Augustus) - RIC 08827 viewsObv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERALITAS AVG V, Liberalitas, draped, standing front, head left, holding abacus up in right hand, cornucopia in left
Minted in Rome. A.D. 210 - 212
Reference:– BMC 65-66a (different reverse legend break). RIC 88. RSC 68.
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068 - Geta denarius - RIC 08814 viewsObv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– LIBERALITAS AVG V, Liberalitas, draped, standing front, head left, holding abacus up in right hand, cornucopia in left
Minted in Rome. A.D. 210 - 212
Reference:– BMC 65-66a. RD 31 ex. RIC 88. RSC 68
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071 - Elagabalus denarius - RIC 10257 viewsObv:– IMP ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust facing right
Rev:– LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing left holding abacus & cornucopia on a base at her side
Minted in the Rome branch mint, A.D. 219
References:– VM 39, RIC 102 (Common), RCV02 7521, RSC 79
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072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 269a, AE-Sestertius, Rome, LIBERALITAS AVG II, 201 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), RIC IV-III 269a, AE-Sestertius, Rome, LIBERALITAS AVG II,
avers:- IMP-CAES-MANT-GORDIANVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- LIBERALITAS-AVG-II, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and two cornucopiae; S-C across fields.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 28,0-30,0mm, weight: 17,91g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 240 A.D., ref: RIC-269a, C-136,
Q-001
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076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 230, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, LIBERALITAS AVG G III, Philip I, and Philip II seated left on curule chairs.179 views076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 230, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, LIBERALITAS AVG G III, Philip I, and Philip II seated left on curule chairs.
avers:- IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- LIBERALITAS AVG G III, Philip I, holding a short scepter, and Philip II seated left on curule chairs.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21-22,5 mm, weight: 4,40 g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 247 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-230, RSC 17, Sear - 2664, VM - 4,
Q-001
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0817 Hadrian AS Roma 134-38 AD Liberalitas standing7 viewsReference.
RIC 817f; C. 937; Strack 674

Obv. HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P
Laureate and draped bust r.

Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG VI in field S - C
Libertas standing l., holding abacus and cornucopiae

10.24 gr
25 mm
6h
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118 AD: Donative of Hadrian upon his first arrival as emperor in Rome to celebrate his accession.235 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (24.3g, 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 118.
IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG laureate bust of Hadrian facing right
PONT MAX TR POT COS II around edge LIBERALITAS AVG / S C [in two line in ex.] donation scene with Hadrian seated left on a platform on the right and extending his right hand. In front of him, an attendant seated right giving something to a citizen, who is mounting the steps to the platform. In the background, Liberalitas standing left, holding a tessera
RIC 552 [R]; Cohen 914; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 112:15
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131 Hadrian Denarius 119-22 AD Hadrian with officier and Libertas45 viewsReference.
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Strack 71; RIC 131b; C 911

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG.
Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder, and over back of neck (rarely seen)

Rev. P M TR P COS III / LIBERAL AVG (III In Ex.)
Emperor seated left on sella curulis on platform; behind, officer; before, Liberalitas with coin counter; in front on steps, citizen.

2.75 gr
18 mm

extra.
A tessera (plural: tesserae, diminutive tessella) is an individual tile, usually formed in the shape of a cube
A rare reverse variant showing four rather than just two participants in the distribution: only one specimen in Reka Devnia hoard.
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138-161 AD - ANTONINUS PIUS AE sestertius - struck 147-148 AD99 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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193b9 viewsSeptimius Severus 193-211 AD
AR denarius
Obv "IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II"
Laureate bust right
Rev "LIRER AVG" (sic)
Liberalitas seated left
Emesa mint
RIC cf401
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1cn Philippus29 views244-249

Antoninianus

Radiate draped bust, right, IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopiae, LIBERALITAS AVGG II

RIC 38b

The Historia Augusta records: Philippus Arabs was made prefect of the guard [in 243]. This Philip was low-born but arrogant, and now could not contain himself in his sudden rise to office and immoderate good fortune, but immediately, through the soldiers, began to plot against Gordian, who had begun to treat him as a father. . . . Timesitheus [Gordian's father-in-law] had stored up such a quantity of supplies everywhere, that the Roman administration could not break down. But now Philip intrigued first to have the grain-ships turned away, and then to have the troops moved to stations where they could not get provisions. In this way he speedily got them exasperated against Gordian, for they did not know that the youth had been betrayed through Philip's intriguing. In addition to this, Philip spread talk among the soldiers to the effect that Gordian was young and could not manage the Empire, and that it were better for someone to rule who could command the army and understood public affairs. Besides this, he won over the leaders, and finally brought it about that they openly called him to the throne. Gordian's friends at first opposed him vigorously, but when the soldiers were at last overcome with hunger Philip was entrusted with the sovereignty, and the soldiers commanded that he and Gordian should rule together with equal rank while Philip acted as a sort of guardian.

Now that he had gained the imperial power Philip began to bear himself very arrogantly towards Gordian ; and he, knowing himself to be an emperor, an emperor's son, and a scion of a most noble family, could not endure this low-born fellow's insolence. And so, mounting the platform, with his kinsman Maecius Gordianus standing by him as his prefect, he complained bitterly to the officers and soldiers in the hope that Philip's office could be taken from him. But by this complaint in which he accused Philip of being unmindful of past favours and too little grateful he accomplished nothing. Next he asked the soldiers to make their choice, after openly canvassing the officers, but as a result of Philip's intriguing he came off second in the general vote. And finally, when he saw that everyone considered him worsted, he asked that their power might at least be equal, but he did not secure this either. After this he asked to be given the position of Caesar, but he did not gain this. He asked also to be Philip's prefect, and this, too, was denied him. His last prayer was that Philip should make him a general and let him live. And to this Philip almost consented not speaking himself, but acting through his friends, as he had done throughout, with nods and advice. But when he reflected that through the love that the Roman people and senate, the whole of Africa and Syria, and indeed the whole Roman world, felt for Gordian, because he was nobly born and the son and grandson of emperors and had delivered the whole state from grievous wars, it was possible, if the soldiers ever changed their minds, that the throne might be given back to Gordian if he asked for it again, and when he reflected also that the violence of the soldiers' anger against Gordian was due to hunger, he had him carried, shouting protests, out of their sight and then despoiled and slain.

Eutropius wrote, "When Gordian was killed, the two PHILIPS, father and son, seized on the government, and, having brought off the army safe, set out from Syria for Italy. In their reign the thousandth year of the city of Rome was celebrated with games and spectacles of vast magnificence. Soon after, both of them were put to death by the soldiery; the elder Philip at Verona, the younger at Rome. They reigned but five years. They were however ranked among the gods."
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1di Claudius Gothicus25 views268-270

AE antoninianus

Radiate cuirassed bust right, IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG
Liberlitas stg, LIBERALITAS AVG

RIC 57

Zosimus recorded: When the troops were calmed by their commanders, Claudius was chosen emperor, having previously been designed for that dignity by general consent. Aureolus, who had for a long time kept himself out of the hands of Gallienus, presently sent agents to Claudius, to effect a peace. Surrendering himself, he was killed by the guards of the emperor, who still remembered the hatred they bore against him for his treachery.

The Scythians were by this time so elated by their former success, that they appointed a place of meeting with the Heruli, Peucae, and Gothi, near the river Tyra, which empties itself into the Pontus; where having built six thousand vessels, and put on board them three hundred and twenty thousand men, they sailed across the Pontus, and made an attempt on Tomes, a fortified town, but were repulsed from it. From thence they proceed to Marcianopolis, a city of Mysia, but failing there likewise in their attack on it, they took the opportunity of a favourable wind and sailed forward. . . . they passed through the Hellespont, and arrived at Mount Athos. Having there refitted and careened their vessels, they laid siege to Cassandria and Thessalonica, which they were near taking by means of machines which they raised against the walls. But hearing that the emperor was advancing with an army, they went into the interior, plundering all the neighbourhood of Doberus and Pelagonia. There they sustained a loss of three thousand men, who were met with by the Dalmatian cavalry, and with the rest of their force engaged the army of the emperor. Great numbers were slain in this battle on both sides, but the Romans, by a pretended flight, drew the Barbarians into an ambuscade and killed more than fifty thousand of them.

Egypt being thus reduecd by the Palmyrenians, the Barbarians, who survived the battle of Naissus between Claudius and the Scythians, defending themselves with their carriages which went before them, marched towards Macedon, but were so distressed by the want of necessaries, that many of them and of their beasts perished with hunger. They were met likewise by the Roman cavalry, who having killed many of them, drove the rest towards Mount Haemus; where being surrounded by the Roman army, they lost a vast number of men. But a quarrel ensuing between the Roman horse and foot soldiers, the emperor wishing the foot to engage the Barbarians, the Romans, after a smart engagement, were defeated with considerable loss, but the cavalry, coming up immediately, redeemed in some degree the miscarriage of the infantry. After this battle, the Barbarians proceeded on their march, and were pursued by the Romans. The pirates who cruized about Crete and Rhodes retired without doing any thing worthy of mention; and being attacked by the plague on their way home, some of them died in Thrace and some in Macedon. All that survived were either admitted into the Roman legions, or had lands assigned for them to cultivate and so become husbandmen. Nor was the plague confined to the Barbarians alone, but began to infest the Romans, many of whom died, and amongst the rest Claudius, a person adorned with every virtue. His death was a severe loss to his subjeets, and was consequently much regretted by them.
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216 Hadrian Denarius Roma 132-34 AD Liberalitas standing25 viewsReference.
RIC 216c; Strack 345; C. 919

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Bareheaded bust right, with slight drapery.

Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG COS III P P.
Liberalitas standing right, emptying cornucopia.

2.92 gr
19 mm
7h
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217 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Liberalitas standing.37 viewsReference.
RIC 217; BMC 926

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Bare head, bust right, drapery on left shoulder, and around neck

Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG P P in ex COS III
Liberalitas, draped, standing right, holding cornucopiae in both hands as if about to empty it.

3.64 gr
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23 GETA RIC 8836 viewsGeta 209-211 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 211 AD. (2.86g; 20.23mm) Obv: P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right. Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG V, Liberalitas standing, head left, with counting board & cornucopiae.
RIC 88; RSC 68

Ex: Holding History, Vcoins

The reverse ends legend with "AUG V". The 'V' stands for the number of times donatives had been given at the time of the minting. "Liberalitas" signifies generosity.
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24421 viewsPhilip I 244-9 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG"
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "LIBERALITAS AVGG II SC"
Liberalitas standing left
Rome mint
RIC 180
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24714 viewsPhilip II 247-9 AD
AR antoninianus
Obv "IMP PHILIPPVS AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "LIBERALITAS AVGG III"
Philip I and II seated left on curule chairs
Rome mint
RIC 230
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25 Geta26 viewsDenarius. 210-212 AD. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / LIBERALITAS AVG V, Liberalitas standing, head left, with counting board & cornucopiae. RIC 88, RSC 68, BMC 65. Weight 3.10 gm. Die axis 12 hr. Max dia 18 mm.

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253 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Liberalitas standing23 viewsReference.
RIC 253; C.935

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P
Laureate head right

Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG VI
Liberalitas standing left with ABACUS and cornucopiae.

3.03 gr
18.5 mm
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253-268 AD - Gallienus - RIC V (sole reign) 227 - LIBERAL AVG35 viewsEmperor: Gallienus (r. 253-268 AD)
Date: 262 AD
Condition: VF/Fair
Denomination: Antoninianus

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG
Emperor Gallienus
Bust right; radiate

Reverse: LIBERAL AVG
The Emperor provides liberty.
Liberalitas standing left, holding tessera and cornucopiae.
"Q" in left field

Rome mint
RIC V Gallienus (sole reign) 227; VM 145
1.77g; 19.7mm; 150°
Pep
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268-270 AD - CLAUDIUS II (GOTHICUS) - AR antoninianus55 viewsobv: IMP.C.CLAVDIVS.AVG (radiate head right)
rev: LIBERALITAS AVG (Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia)
ref: RIC57, C.144
mint: Rome, 3.08gms, struck 268-270 AD
This coin is AR!! Rare
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28-02 - HADRIANO (117 - 138 D.C.)80 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 2.97 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG" - Busto laureado y vestido viendo a derecha. Visto de frente.
Rev: "PM TR P COS III" - Emperador sentado en una silla Curul, sobre una Tarima (suggestum), detrás de Él un Prefecto Pretoriano y delante en un segundo plano Liberalitas Portando un ábaco (Tessera). En la escalera un Ciudadano estante a der., vistiendo toga y recibiendo la ayuda/Congiarium (Munus). LIBERAL AVG III en exergo.

Acuñada 119 - 122 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #131 var Pag.355 - Cohen Vol.II #911 Pag.181 - DVM #47/12 Pag.127 - RSC Vpl.II #911a Pag.141 - St. Vol. II #71 - BMCRE III 299 Note
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28-08 - ADRIANO (117 - 138 D.C.)21 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 2.97 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG" - Busto laureado y vestido viendo a derecha. Visto de frente.
Rev: "PM TR P COS III" - Emperador sentado en una silla Curul, sobre una Tarima (suggestum), detrás de Él un Prefecto Pretoriano y delante en un segundo plano Liberalitas Portando un ábaco (Tessera). En la escalera un Ciudadano estante a der., vistiendo toga y recibiendo la ayuda/Congiarium (Munus). LIBERAL AVG III en exergo.

Acuñada 119 - 122 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #131 var Pag.355 - Cohen Vol.II #911 Pag.181 - DVM #47/12 Pag.127 - RSC Vpl.II #911a Pag.141 - St. Vol. II #71 - BMCRE III 299 Note
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32 Gordian III RIC 6772 viewsGordian III 238-244 AD. Ar Antoninianus. Rome Mint. 240 AD. (3,9 gr 21 mm) Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right. Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopia.
RIC 67;RSC 142; Sears 8621

Ex: Private collection
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33 - 02 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)56 viewsAR Denario 18/19 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII" - Cabeza laureada a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERAL AVG V COS III" - Liberalitas estante a izq., portando Ábaco en mano der. Y cornucopia en izq.

Acuñada: 169 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #206 Pag.229 – SRCV Vol.II #4914 Pag.306 - BMCRE Vol. #492 - Cohen Vol.III #412 Pag.42/43 - RSC Vol. II #412 Pag.208 - DVM #25 Pag.144
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33 - 02 - MARCO AURELIO (161 - 180 D.C.)11 viewsAR Denario 18-19 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIIII" - Cabeza laureada a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERAL AVG V COS III" - Liberalitas estante a izq., portando Ábaco en mano der. Y cornucopia en izq.

Acuñada: 169 D.C.
Ceca: Roma
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #221 Pag.230 – SRCV Vol.II #4914var. Pag.306 - BMCRE IV #524 Pag.459 (Plate 63 #9) - Cohen Vol.III #413 Pag.43 - RSC Vol. II #413 Pag.208 - DVM #25 Pag.144
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363 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Liberalitas standing28 viewsReference.
RIC II 363; C. 917; Strack

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right

Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG / COS III
Liberalitas, in long dress, standing r., emptying cornucopiae which she holds with both her hands.

3.27 gr
18 mm
6h
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364 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Liberalitas standing.45 viewsReference.
RIC 364

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Head of Hadrian, laureate, right

Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG in ex COS III
Liberalitas, draped, standing left, holding cornucopiae in both hands as if about to empty it

3.16 gr
18 mm
6h

Note from Curtis Clay.
This denarius is rare with Liberalitas standing left rather than right as usual.

Cohen 916 cites this variant from a private collection, Elberling, that was published in 1864. That identical Elberling coin, as one can tell from the accurate line drawing, then came to the BM, BMC 524, pl. 57.8, as part of the Blacas collection in 1867. Your specimen is from the same pair of dies as this BM specimen ex Blacas and Elberling. Strack 201 knew only two specimens of this coin, the BM one and another in Vienna. This variant was missing from the Reka Devnia hoard, compared to seven specimens with Liberalitas standing right. I have a specimen with Liberalitas left myself, from different dies than yours and the BM's.

The old RIC of 1926, pp. 316-7, champions a quite impossible date for Hadrian's HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P issue: Mattingly didn't think it fit in 128-9 AD, so proposed that it was a posthumous issue of 138-9, struck by Antoninus Pius as propaganda while he was quarreling with the Senate over Hadrian's deification! Strack objected strongly and correctly in his Hadrian monograph of 1933, and in BMC III of 1936 Mattingly had no choice but to relent and abandon his "posthumous" attribution. This issue is beyond question simply Hadrian's earliest issue with the title Pater Patriae, struck between Hadrian's acceptance of that title in 128 and c. 129 AD.
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46-13 - SEPTIMIO SEVERO (193 - 211 D.C.)31 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 1.4 gr.

Anv: "SEVERVS PIVS AVG" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERALITAS AVG VI" - Liberalitas de pié de frente mirando a izquierda, portando un abaco (contador) en mano derecha y cornucopia en izquierda. Esta acuñación refiere al sexto donativo marcando la aclamación de Geta como Co-Augusto.

Acuñada 29ava. Emisión 209 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.1ra)

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte I #278a Pag.126 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #6306 Pag.461 - BMCRE #349 Pag.220 - Cohen Vol.IV #298 Pag.34 - RSC Vol. III #298 Pag.31 - DVM #71 Pag.184 - Hill CSS#1024 - Foss #84
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46-13 - SEPTIMIO SEVERO (193 - 211 D.C.)12 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 1.4 gr.

Anv: "SEVERVS PIVS AVG" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERALITAS AVG VI" - Liberalitas de pié de frente mirando a izquierda, portando un abaco (contador) en mano derecha y cornucopia en izquierda. Esta acuñación refiere al sexto donativo concedido al Pueblo por Severo en ocasión de la elevación de Geta como Co-Augusto, en el otoño del 209 D.C.

Acuñada Emisión Especial 6ta. Liberalidad (209 D.C.)
Ceca: Roma (Off.1ra)

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte I #278a Pag.126 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #6306 Pag.461 - BMCRE #349 Pag.220 - Cohen Vol.IV #298 Pag.34 - RSC Vol. III #298 Pag.31 - DVM #71 Pag.184 - Hill CSS#1024 - Foss #84 - Salgado II/1 #4133.j Pag.88
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53. Gordian III / RIC 36.23 viewsAntoninianus, Jan. - Mar. 240, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVG II / Liberalitas standing, holding abacus and double cornucopiae.
5.20 gm., 23 mm.
RIC #36; Sear #8619.
Callimachus
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552 Hadrian Orichalcum Sestertius, Roma 118 AD Hadrian and Liberalitas 54 viewsReference.
RIC 552; Strack 516; Hunter II 324, BMCRE III 1137, Cohen II 914, SRCV II 3606 var. (band over shoulder, S - C at sides); Banti 488

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder, seen from front

Rev. PONT MAX TR POT COS II / S C LIBERALITAS AVG
Hadrian seated left on raised platform, before him sits an attendant distributing coins to a togate citizen climbing steps of platform, Liberalitas standing left on far side of attendant, holding coin counter, LIBERALITAS AVG / S C (senatus consulto) in exergue

25.81 gr
35 mm
6h

Note.
The generosity and munificent largesses of Hadrian, after having been recorded many times on various coins and in diverse ways, are on the reverse of a first brass medal of great rarity, glorified altogether by the above splendid title, "The Benefactor of the World," a superlative the more remarkable, inasmuch as, neither before nor afterward, is it found conferred on any other emperor. -- Dictionary| of Roman| Coins|
FORVM coin
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582 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 119-20 AD Hadrian seated59 viewsReference.
RIC 582c; C 930 rare.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III:
Laureate, draped bust right, seen from front.

Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG III in Ex. S C
Hadrian, togate, seated left on platform, on right, extending right hand; behind, an officer standing left; in front, on his right, an attendant holding up coin counter; at foot of platform, citizen standing right, holding out fold of toga in both hands.

24.93 gr.
33 mm.
Note.
Comment on Tablet by Curtis Clay.
The object in question was a tablet with a set number of shallow coin-size depressions drilled into it, say 50 depressions. It was dipped into the chest of coins like a scoop, and shaken until one coin had settled into each depression. Any excess coins were then swept back into the chest with the official's other hand, and the full board containing exactly fifty coins was then emptied into the outstretched toga of the recipient. So the object in question was a coin scoop/coin counter, meant to rapidly and accurately distribute the required number of coins to each recipient.
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59. Gordian III / RIC 67.14 viewsAntoninianus, 240 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVG III / Liberalitas standing, holding abacus and cornucopiae.
4.58 gm., 21 mm.
RIC #67; Sear #8621.
Callimachus
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64. Philip II as Augustus.14 viewsAntoninianus, ca 248 - 249 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG / Radiate bust of Philip II.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVG III / Philip II and his father seated on curule chairs.
4.03 gm., 22.5 mm.
RIC #230; Sear #9265,
Callimachus
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69-09 - GORDIANO III (238 - 244 D.C.)14 viewsAR Antoniniano 21 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERALITAS AVG III" - Liberalitas de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, portando un ábaco en mano de brazo derecho extendido y cornucopia en izquierda.Acuñadas para donativo (regalo monetario a la gente) en el año 240 D.C. para marcar la supresión de la rebelión en Cartago de Sabinianus. Dado en los acontecimientos y circos.

Acuñada 5ta. y 6ta. Emisiones fin 239 a principio 240 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.4ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.IVc #67 Pag.23, Sear RCTV Vol.III #8621 Pag.119, Cohen Vol.V #142 var Pag.35, RSC Vol. IV #142 Pag.4, DVM #25 var Pag.224, Cayón #47, Hunter #56
mdelvalle
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69-11 - GORDIANO III (238 - 244 D.C.)45 viewsAR Antoniniano 21 mm 2.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "LIBERALITAS AVG III" - Liberalitas de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, portando un ábaco en mano de brazo derecho extendido y cornucopia en izquierda.Acuñadas para donativo (regalo monetario a la gente) en el año 240 D.C. para marcar la supresión de la rebelión en Cartago de Sabinianus. Dado en los acontecimientos y circos.

Acuñada 5ta. y 6ta. Emisiones fin 239 a principio 240 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off.4ta.)

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte III #67 Pag.23 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #8621 - Cohen Vol.V #142 var Pag.35 - RSC Vol. IV #142 Pag.4 - DVM #25 var Pag.224 - Cayón #47
mdelvalle
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712 Hadrian Sestertius Roma 132-34 AD Liberalitas standing25 viewsReference.
RIC 712; Cohen 922; Strack 819; Banti 491

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev. LIBERALITAS AVG COS III P P S C
Liberalitas, standing right, emptying contents of cornucopiae

22.75 gr
33 mm
12h
okidoki
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968 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 134-38 AD Hadrian with Roma and Senate33 viewsReference.
RIC 968; Banti 193; BMC 1364; C. 352; Hill 388; Strack 632

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head of Hadrian to right.

Rev. COS III / S C
Genius of the Senate, togate on the left, and Hadrian, togate on the right, holding a volumen, standing facing each other, clasping their right hands; behind them, Roma standing right, holding spear in her left hand and resting her right on the others' clasped hands.

25.00 gr
33 mm
6h

Note.
The Romans often staged events in which the emperor was accompanied by actors dressed to personify symbolic personalities such as Annona, Liberalitas, Roma, et al. Here we see the emperor clasping the hand of the Senate in the presence of Roma, who stands behind them confirming their cooperative spirit by resting her hand on theirs.

This reverse type, representing "Concordia Senatus," likely commemorates the conferring of the title pater patriae upon Hadrian by the Senate in 128 AD.
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Alexander Severus13 viewsBrass Sestertius
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Alexander Severus

Rome mint, 226 A.D.
Obverse aVF, reverse aF. Encrustations and deposits.
31.0 mm / 12.96 g / 0°

Obverse: "IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG", laureate, draped bust right.
Reverse: "LIBERALITAS AVGVSTI III", Liberalitas standing left with coin counter and cornucopiae. "S - C"

RIC 573. Sear 7974. Cohen 129. BMCRE 312.

Ex C4S - DS (2015)

MyID: 005B
TenthGen
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Alexander Severus - AR denarius21 viewsRome
c. 223 AD
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG
Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia
LIBERALITAS AVG
RIC IV 148, RSC III 108
2,22 g 20,5-17,5 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Antoninianus; LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas l. holding abacus and cornucopiae. RIC 38b55 viewsPhilip I. A.D. 244-249 AR Antoninianus. 4.9g 24mm. Rev. LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopiae. RIC 38b, RSC 87, Sear RCV III 8937. Podiceps
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Antoninianus; LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas l. holding abacus and cornucopiae. RIC 38b52 viewsPhilip I, the Arab, First Half of 244 - End of September 249 A.D. Silver antoninianus, SRCV III 8937, RIC IV 38b, RSC IV 87, aVF, Rome mint, 3.790g, 23.6mm, 0o, 245 A.D.; obverse IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left, counting board in right, cornucopia in left. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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ANTONINUS PIUS23 viewsAR denarius. 145 AD. Laureate head right. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P / Liberalitas standing facing, head left, holding coin dispenser and cornucopiae. TR POT COS IIII.
In exergue LIB IIII.
RIC 156. Cohen 490.
benito
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ANTONINUS PIUS31 viewsAR denarius. 145 AD. Laureate head right. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P / Liberalitas standing facing, head left, holding coin dispenser and cornucopiae. TR POT COS IIII. In exergue LIB IIII.
RIC 156. Cohen 490.
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Antoninus Pius AR denarius, struck AD 145-161. Rome mint.15 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, laureate head right / TR POT COS IIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae, LIB IIII in exergue. RIC 155 type 2, RSC 490a, BMC 567; Sear 4089.1 commentsBritanikus
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Antoninus Pius Denarius25 viewsOBV; ANTONINIVS AVG.PIVS P.P
REV; TR.POT.COS.IIII. across field, LIB.IIII
Liberalitas standing left holding vexillum and cornucopiae.

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Antoninus Pius Denarius83 viewsAntoninus Pius Denarius, Rome 145AD

ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, Laureate head right

TR POT COS IIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia, LIB IIII in exe.

RIC155, Sear 4089

ex-Mike Vosper
3 commentsWill Hooton
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Antoninus Pius Liberalitas54 viewsRIC 818 corr.
Antoninus Pius. AE As. 28mm. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right / LIBERALITAS IIII, Liberalitas standing left holding counting board and cornucopiae. RIC 818 var. (Unlisted obverse and reverse legend combination.)
OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III, laureate head right
REV: LIBERALITAS IIII, Liberalitas standing left holding counting board and cornucopiae. RIC 818 corr. (Unlisted obverse and reverse legend combination.)
Per Curtis Clay:
RIC 818, by mistake, omits COS IIII from the obverse legend, though citing Cohen 499, who correctly gives the COS IIII that is found on all specimens of the coin!
Actually Cohen 499 makes this mistake too, so it's one that RIC took over from Cohen, not bothering to check Cohen's description against actual specimens of the coin in the BM and other collections and catalogues.

RARE
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Antoninus Pius Liberalitas RIC 77654 viewsAntoninus Pius, sestertius, Rome, 45 - 147 AD, BMC 1695, Cohen 508, RIC 776
OBV: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, Laureate head right Head
REV: LIBERALITAS AVG V S C, Liberalitas standing left holding account board and cornucopia
Romanorvm
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Antoninus Pius RIC#155 type119 viewsAntoninus Pius (AD 138-161) AR denarius, struck AD 145-161. Rome mint.

ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP,(Antoninus Augustus Pius Father of the people) laureate head right

TR POT COS IIII,(Tribune of the people 4 times Consul) Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae, LIB IIII across the fields.

RIC 155 type 1
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Antoninus Pius – RIC 15643 viewsDenarius. 145AD. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, laureate head right / TR POT COS IIII, Liberalitas standing left with coin dispenser & cornucopia. LIB IIII in ex. RIC 156, RSC 490, RCV 4089, BMCRE 574Bud Stewart
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 540, Sestertius of AD 139 (Liberalitas)43 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,3g, Ø 33mm, 12h). Rome, AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.
Rev.:[TR POT] COS II around, LIBERALITAS / [AVG] in two lines in ex., S C across field, (far left and right, near the edge), Antoninus, togate, seated right on curule chair on platform on left; beside him Liberalitas, draped, standing right, emptying coins from cornucopiae held in both hands into toga of citizen standing below, right of the platform.
RIC 540 (R2); BMCRE 1142; Cohen 480 (50 fr.) (rev. legend differs); Strack 816a (note p.344 №50a); Banti 203 var.; Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 124:4b
Ex Comptoire des Monnaies Anciennes, Lille (May 2015).

First largesse of Antoninus Pius on the occasion of his accession.

Extremely rare type, only three other specimens known: B.M. (ex Lawrence coll., 1937), Vienna, and Int. Titano Auction 6, 1980.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 542, Sestertius of AD 139 (Liberalitas)86 viewsÆ Sestertius (25,57g, Ø 33mm, 11h). Rome, AD 139.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right.
Rev.: TR POT COS II around, LIBERALITAS / [AVG] in ex., S | C, Antoninus seated left on platform on the right; before him man seated left, distributing to citizen right, mounting steps of platform; beside him, official standing, holding counting board.
RIC 542 (R2) (but hd. laureate, not bare); BMC 1143 variant of rev. (note); Cohen 482 (50 fr.) (var.: head laureate, not bare; Cohen reading PM in error in obv. legend); Strack 816; Banti 204 (1 spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 124:4b
Ex Boule (Paris), Mail Bid Auction 107, Oct. 2015

Issued on the occasion of the first largesse of Antoninus Pius at his accession.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 774, Sestertius of AD 145-147 (fourth donative)62 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.3g, Ø 31mm, 12h), Rome mint, Struck AD 144, Rome
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PI-VS P P TR P, laurate head of Antoninus Pius facing right
Rev.: AVG IIII COS IIII (around), LIBERALITAS (in ex.), S C (in field), Antoninus Pius seated on platform, officer behind, Liberalitas in front, citizen standing below, before platform.
RIC 774 (R); Cohen 498; Strack 984; Banti 211 (14 spec.); RHC 127:47
ex MPO (2002)

Issued to celebrate a fourth donative given on the occasion of the marriage of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina
1 commentsCharles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 775, Sestertius of AD 147 (Fifth Donative)31 viewsÆ Sestertius (22.9g, Ø33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: LIBERALITAS (around) S C (in ex.), Antoninus Pius seated left, on platform; in front Liberalitas standing, holding account board and cornucopiae; below citizen standing right, holding out fold of toga.
RIC 775(R); Cohen 511 (20Fr.); BMC 1693; Strack 995; Banti 214 (6 spec.); RHC 128:54a.
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 776, Sestertius of AD 148-161 (Liberalitas)86 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.57g, Ø31mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 148-161.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: LIBERALITAS·AVG·V (around) S C (in field), Liberalitas, draped, standing left, holding an abacus and cornucopiae.
RIC 776; BMC 1695; Cohen 508; Strack 994; Banti 213 (11 spec.).
ex Cayón auction May 2013
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 819, As of AD 145-147 (fourth donative)67 viewsÆ As (12.2g, Ø28mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 145-147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: LI BERA LIT AS IIII (around), S C (in ex.) Emperor seated in a chair on platform; before is standing Libertas holding an abacus ("counting board") and cornucopiae; below in front of the platform is standing a citizen holding is toga.
RIC 819(*); Cohen 500(*); BMC 1750; Strack 991
* both Cohen as well as RIC ommit COS IIII from the obverse legend for this type. BMC and Strack have the complete obverse legend.
ex D. Ruskin (Oxford, 1996)

Issued on the occasion of the marriage of Marcus Aurelius with Faustina Jr. celebrated with a fourth donative
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 820, As of AD 145-147 (fourth donative)63 viewsÆ As (11.0g, Ø26mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 145-147.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS IIII, laureate head of Antoninus Pius facing right.
Rev.: LIBER ALI TAS IIII (around), S C (in ex.) Emperor seated in a curul chair on platform; before is standing Libertas holding an abacus "counting board") and cornucopiae; behind is standing an officer; below in front of the platform is standing a citizen holding is toga.
RIC 820(*); Cohen 501(*); BMC 1751; Strack 992
* both Cohen as well as RIC ommit COS IIII from the obverse legend for this type. BMC and Strack have the complete legend.
ex G. Henzen (Netherlands, 1998)

Issued on the occasion of the marriage of Marcus Aurelius with Faustina Jr. celebrated with a fourth donative
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius, RIC 991 var., Dupondius of AD 158 (Liberalitas)13 viewsÆ Dupondius (12.7g; 25mm; 4h). Rome, AD 158.
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP IMP II, radiate head right.
Rev.: TR POT XXI COS IIII around, LIB | VIII / S | C across fields, Liberalitas standing left, holding account board and cornucopiae..
RIC 991 (var.) (S); Cohen 529; Strack 1151
Ex coll. F.Diederik, July, 2015.
Charles S
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Antoninus Pius: LIBERALITAS6 viewsAntoninus Pius, 138-161. Denarius. Obverse - ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVII Antoninus, his laureate head right. Reverse - LIBERALITAS VII COS IIII Liberalitas standing left, pouring coins from a cornucopiae.
Refers to the 7th donative ca. 153 A.D., to mark the 15th anniversary of the reign. Minted in Rome 154 A.D. (TRP XVII). Sear RCV II: 4091, RIC 234, RSC 519.

Podiceps
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As Medallion Liberalitas III90 viewsObverse: IMP CAES M AVR SEV_ALEXANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: PONTIF MAX TR P V COS II P P, LIB AVG III in exergue
Severus Alexander seated left on curule chair on a platform; behind him an officer and a soldier holding a spear; in front, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae; at left, a citizen mounting steps to platform.
BMC 312 (plate 11, same reverse and maybe obverse die), RIC 572*
Weight, 10.428g; die axis, 12h.

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As; Liberalitas, RIC 141713 viewsLucius Verus, AE As. 11,2g, 25mm. L VERVS AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate head right / LIBERAL AVG TR P V IMP II COS II S-C, Liberalitas standing left holding coin counter & cornucopiae. RIC 1417, Cohen 120, BMC 1269. Podiceps
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Balbinus, RIC 15, Sestertius of AD 23817 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.11g, Ø 31mm, 12h), Rome mint, Struck AD 238
Obv.: CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, laurate, draped bust of Balbinus facing right.
Rev.: LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM (around), S C (in ex.), Liberalitas standing left, holding a coin counter and a cornucopiae.
RIC 15
ex CNG eAuction 87; ex Garth R Drewry Collection; ex Gibbs Collection; ex H. Schulman (6 April 1971, lot 959)
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Barbarous Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Liberalitas standing right14 viewsReference.
RIC 363 var.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P (P missing)
Head of Hadrian, laureate, right

Rev. LIBREALI_TAS AVG in ex. COS III ( error LIBERALI_TAS)
Liberalitas, draped, standing right, holding cornucopiae in both hands as if about to empty it.

3.38 gr
19 mm
6h
okidoki
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Caracalla , RIC 21613 viewsObv: ANTONONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
Laureate head right
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG VI
Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand, cornucopia in left.
18mm 2.6 gm
OWL365
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Caracalla - AR denarius20 viewsRome
206-210 AD
laureate head right
ANTONINVS__PIVS AVG
Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopiae
LIBERALI_TAS AVG VI
SRCV II 6815, RIC IV 158, RSC III 128, BMCRE V 257
3,2g 19-18 mm
ex Jiří Militký
Johny SYSEL
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Caracalla - AR denarius20 viewsRome
201-206 AD
laureate, draped bust right from behind
ANTONINVS__PIVS AVG
Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia
LIBERALI_TAS AVGG__IIII•
RIC 135, RSC 122
2,93 g 20-18 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Caracalla Denarius14 viewsCaracalla Denarius.
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG VIII, Liberalitas standing left holding tessera and leaning on reversed rudder.

RIC 220, RSC 135b, BMC 80 (plate 55, 7)
Tanit
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Caracalla Denarius17 viewsSilver denarius, RIC IV 158, Cohen 128, VF Rome mint, 206 - 210 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse LIBERALITAS AVG VI, Liberalitas standing left, counting board in right, cornucopia in left;
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Caracalla Denarius - Liberalitas (RIC IV 216)69 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 210 -213 AD
3.66 g

Obv: Laureate bust of Caracalla (R)
ANTONINUS PIUS AUG BRIT

Rev: LIBERALITAS standing (L) holding coin distributor and cornucopia.
LIBERALITAS AUG VI


RIC IV 216 RSC ?
Kained but Able
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Caracalla Denarius A.D. 213-217 RIC 302, RSC 139, BMC 7086 viewsANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate head right / LIBERAL AVG VIIII, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopiae.
Maximum Diameter: 19.5 mm
Weight: 3.39 g
2 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded
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Caracalla Denarius Liberalitas27 viewsObv.
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate and draped bust right

Rev.
LIBERALITAS AVGG V
Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter & cornucopia

ancientdave
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Caracalla Liberalitas29 viewsCaracalla Denarius.208 AD. ANTONONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / LIBERALITAS AVG VI, Liberalitas standing left holding coin counter & cornucopiae. RSC 128.

owellber
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Caracalla RIC 21665 viewsCaracalla Denarius, 210-213
Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
Head, laureate, r.
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG VI
Liberalitas standing l., holding abacus and cornucopiae
3.42g, 19mm
1 commentsklausklage
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Caracalla Sestertius22 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv.: M AVREL ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT,
Rev.: LIBERALITAS AVG VIII S C, Liberalitas holding coin counter and cornucopia,
212-3 AD, RIC 510b.

Quite a scarce type on sestertii.
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Caracalla, AD 198-21734 viewsAR denarius, 19.53mm (3.47 gm).

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right / IIII LIBERALITAS AVGG, Liberalitas standing left, holding tessera and cornucopiae. Rome mint, struck AD 201-206.

RIC IV-I, 135; BMCRE V, 284; RSC III, 122a.
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Caracalla, AD 198-2178 viewsAR denarius, 3.0g, 20mm, 6h; Rome mint, AD 206-210.
Obv.: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG; Laureate bust right.
Rev.: LIBERALITAS AVG VI; Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
Reference: RIC 4a Caracalla 158, p. 235.
Notes: eBay, rq
John Anthony
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Claudius II Gothicus, AD 268-2705 viewsÆ Antoninianus, 21mm, 2.8g, 6h; Rome Mint.
Obv.: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Claudius right.
Rev.: LIBERALITAS AVG, Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopia.
Reference: RIC Va 57, p. 215
From the YOC Collection / 16-418-35
John Anthony
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Claudius II Gothicus, AE Antoninianus17 viewsIMP C CLAVDIVS AVG
Bust radiate, cuirassed, right
LIBERALITAS AVG
Liberalitas standing left, holding counting board and cornucopeia
RIC 57F, C 144, Rome
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Claudius II RIC V-1 Rome 5723 viewsAE 18-19 mm 2.8 grams
OBV :: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVGRadiate and cuirassed bust right
REV :: LIBERALITAS AVG. Liberalitas standing left holding tessera and cornucopiae
EX :: none
REF :: RIC V-1, 57 Rome
Johnny
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Commodus44 viewsAR Denarius 16-17mm 2.3g 183 AD
OBV :: M COMMODVS-ANTONINVS AVG. Laureated head right
REV :: LIB(AVGI)III TR P VI IMPIIII COS III PP. Liberalitas standing holding coin counter and cornucopea
RIC 22, BMC 53 Cohen 307

purchased 03/2006

Reverse depicts the 4th distribution of money to the people of rome
1 commentsJohnny
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Commodus94 viewsCommodus Sestertius
30 mm 22.73 gm
O: M COMMODVS ANT P FELIX AVG BRIT
Laureate head right
R: P M TR P XII IMP VIII COS V P P S C
LIBERAL AVG V in ex, two togate figures seated left on platform, while Liberalitas, holding cornucopia, distributes largess from a coin counter to a citizen scaling steps to left.

I'm a little worried this is a fake, any comments appreciated
3 commentsJohn Campbell
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Commodus 177-192 denarius84 viewsOb. M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG Laureate bust right.
Rev. LIB AVG V TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P Liberalitas standing right holding cornucopia and abacus
Ref. RIC36

-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
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Commodus as Caesar - As - RIC 15176 viewsObv: L AVREL COMMODVS CAES AVG FIL GERM, bare-headed and draped bust right
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG S C, Commodus, togate, seated l. on platform in curule chair; behind him, officer standing l.; in front, Liberalitas, draped, standing l., holding abacus and cornucopiae; citizen, standing r., at foot of steps
Size: 26 mm
Weight: 10,26 g
Mint: Rome
Date: 172-173 AD
Ref: RIC III 1517 (Marcus Aurelius), Cohen 294
Rarity: S
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Commodus Denarius78 viewsOBV: L AEL AVREL COMM AVG P FEL.
Laureate and bearded head of Commodus facing right.
REV: LIB AVG VIII PM TRP XVII COS VII PP
Liberalitas standing, holding abacus? and cornucopia.
A.D. 177 - 192
3.2gm 19mm
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Commodus Denarius18 viewsObv: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG - Laureate head right

Rev: LIB AVG IIII TR P VI IMP IIII COS III PP - Liberalitas standing left, holding coin dispenser and cornucopia

Rome 181 A.D.
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Commodus Denarius A.D. 189 RIC 202a, RSC 323, BMCRE 28669 viewsM COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT P P, laureate head right / LIBERALITAS AVG VII, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus & cornucopia.1 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded
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Commodus Liberalitas RIC 1024 viewsCommodus, Denarius, Rome, 180 AD, 17.96mm, 3.2g, RIC III, 10 pg 367, Cohen 302
OBV: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate head right
REV: LIB AVG TR P V IMP IIII COS II P P, Liberalitas standing left
holding abacus and cornucopia
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Commodus Liberalitas RIC 13426 viewsCommodus, Denarius, Rome, 186 AD, 18.25mm, 2.7g, RIC 134, RSC 315, BMC 204
OBV: M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT, laureate head right
REV: LIB AVG VI P M TR P XI IMP VII COS V P P, Commodus seated on platform
with Liberalitas and lictor, distributing cash to citizen mounting ladder before.
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Commodus Liberalitas RIC 30031 viewsCommodus, Sestertius, Rome, 180 AD, 29.36mm, 20.5g, RIC 300, Cohen 305, BMC 379, SEAR 5765
OBV: M COMMODVS A-NTONINVS AVG, laureate head right
REV: LIBERALITAS AVG TR P V IMP IIII COS II P P S-C, Commodus
standing left on platform with two attendants dispensing largess
to citizen mounting steps.

SCARCE
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Constantius II, 22 May 337 - 3 November 361 A.D.83 viewsRev.: LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopia.

The longest lived of Constantine the Great`s sons and successors, he ruled until 361 A.D. Upon Constantine`s death, Constantius received the entire eastern empire as his inheritance. Soon after he added Thrace to his empire and as his brothers were killed, he annexed their territories. When he defeated the Western usurper Magnentius he was master of the entire empire. Although he started campaigning along the Danube, war with Persia forced his return to the East. Shortly after, he received news that Julian II had been proclaimed Augustus against him. Constantius died on his way to fight this new usurper and Julian II became ruler of the Roman Empire.

Bronze AE 3, RIC 381, VF, Siscia, 1.925g, 17.88mm, 180o, 355 - 361 A.D.; obverse D N CONSTAN-TIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse FEL TEMP REPARATIO, soldier spearing fallen horseman, M left, GSISL in ex;
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EB0468 Commodus / Liberalitas10 viewsCommodus, AE Sestertius, 190 AD.
Obv: M COMMOD ANT [P FELI]X AVG BRI[T P P]: Head of Commodus, laureate, right.
Rev: [LIBERAL] AVG VII [P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI] S-C: Liberalitas, draped, standing left, holding abacus in extended right hand and cornucopiae in left hand.
References: RIC III Commodus 563.
Diameter: 29.5mm, Weight: 19.715 grams.
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EB0824 Philip I / Liberalitas7 viewsPhilip I 244-249, Antoninianus, Rome.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
References: RIC 38b.
Diameter: 22.5mm, Weight: 5.308g.
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EB0825 Philip I / Liberalitas10 viewsPhilip I 244-249, AR Antoninianus, Rome.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
References: RIC 38b.
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 4.217g.
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EB0827 Philip I / Liberalitas8 viewsPhilip I 244-249, Sestertius, Rome, 247-248.
Obverse: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVGG II S-C, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae.
References: RIC IV.3, 180 a; RSC 88.
Diameter: 30.5mm, Weight: 13.462g.
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ELAGABALUS31 viewsAR denarius. 221 AD. 3,35 grs. Laureate and draped bust right . IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. / Liberalitas standing left, holding counter and cornucopiae; star in right field. LIBERALITAS AVG III.
RIC 103. RSC 83.
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ELAGABALUS18 viewsAR denarius. 221 AD. 3,35 grs. Laureate and draped bust right . IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. / Liberalitas standing left, holding counter and cornucopiae; star in right field. LIBERALITAS AVG III.
RIC 103. RSC 83.
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Elagabalus Liberalitas26 viewsELAGABALUS Denarius, Rome, 218 - 222 AD, 18mm, 2.75g
OBV: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
REV: LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing front head left, holding abacus & cornucopiae set on base.
Sear 7521 (2000 ed.), BMCRE 150, RSC 79
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Elagabalus, 218 - 222 AD86 viewsObv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus facing right.

Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing left, holding an abacus in her right hand and a cornucopia in her left.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 219 AD

2.6 grams, 19.4 mm, 0°

RIC IVii 100, RSC 81a, S7521 (var.), VM 39
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Elaganalus - denarius RIC 10285 viewsSilver denarius, RIC 102, 2.67g; 219 A.D.; obverse: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right; reverse: LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing front, head left, holding abacus & cornucopiae set on base.

Notes: Ex Martin Griffiths (Maridvnvm) collection.
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)17 viewsSRCV 10277 var. (0bverse legend) , RIC V J-444, Göbl 1601b, Van Meter 148

BI Antoninianus, 3.50 g., 20.82 mm. max., 180°

Antioch mint, 5th emission, struck during joint reign (253-260 A.D.), in 256-257 A.D.

Obv: IMP GALLIENVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right.

Rev: LIBERALITAS AVGG, Liberalitas standing left, holding cornucopia right and counting-board/tessera left.

Liberalitas is the personification of generosity, and frequently alludes to a specific imperial donative to the urban population of Rome. On this emission, it refers to the donative of 255 A.D. to mark the joint consulate of Gallienus and Valerian.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
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Gallienus (RIC 227, Coin #468)7 viewsRIC 227, AE Antoninianus, Rome, 262 - 263 AD.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LIBERAL AVG Liberalitas standing left with tessera and cornucopia. S in left field.
Size: 19.1mm 3.12gm
MaynardGee
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GALLIENUS AE sestertius (Joint Reign) - 255-256 AD42 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 Antoninianus, RIC 227k, Liberalitas 58 viewsOBV: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
REV: LIBERAL AVG, Liberalitas standing left holding tessera (abacus) and cornucopiae. P, S, T or Q in left or right field, or S in exergue
2.0g, 19mm

Minted at Rome
Legatus
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Gallienus RIC V-1 227 71 viewsObv: GALLIENVS AVG
radiate bust right
Rev: LIBERAL AVG
Liberalitas standing left holding
tessera (abacus) and cornucopia.
18mm 2.2gm

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Gallienus/ Liberalitas7 viewsGALLIENVS AVG
LIBERAL AVG
Radiate head only
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Geta41 viewsDenarius (3,24 g. - 18-19 mm)
obv. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT
laureate bearded head right
rev.LIBERALITAS AVG V
Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia
Rome mint AD 211
RIC IV 88
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Geta (209 - 211 A.D.)50 viewsAR Denarius
O: P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT ,laureate head right .
R: LIBERALITAS AVG V , LIberalitas standing left with counting board and cornucopiae .
Rome Mint, 211 A.D.
3.7g
18mm
RIC 88, RSC 68

The reverse ends legend with "AUG V". The 'V' stands for the number of times donatives had been given at the time of the minting. "Liberalitas" signifies generosity.
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Geta - denarius RIC 8819 viewsGeta as Augustus. Silver denarius, minted in Rome, 210-212 AD; 2.57 g; obv. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right; rev. LIBERALITAS AVG V, Liberalitas standing, head left, with counting board & cornucopiae. RIC 88; RSC 68.Bartosz A
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Geta Denarius - Liberalitas (RSC 89)37 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 210-212 AD
3.97 g

Obv: Laureate bust of Geta as Augustus (R)
P SEPT GETA PIUS AUG BRIT

Rev: LIBERALITAS standing (R) holding coin counter and cornucopia, Globe to left. LIBERALITAS AUG.


RIC 89 RSC 68a
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Geta, as Augustus, Denarius. 210-212 AD.12 viewsGeta, as Augustus, Denarius. 210-212 AD. P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / LIBERALITAS AVG V, Liberalitas standing, head left, with counting board & cornucopiae.
RIC 88 RSC 68.
Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 7247
Britanikus
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Gordian III21 viewsGordian III Silver Antoninianus, Rome, RIC 66
Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopia Coin is much nicer than scan
Gordian III Silver Antoninianus, Rome, RIC 66
Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Gordian III was the grandson of Gordian I and nephew of Gordian II. He was proclaimed Caesar shortly before the murder of Balbinus and Pupienus, and he succeeded them. Little is known about his reign. In 242 A.D. he embarked on a campaign against the Persian Kingdom which was so successful the Persians had to evacuate Mesopotamia. However, Gordian III died shortly after, through illness or the machinations of his Praetorian prefect and successor, Philip I.
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Gordian III / RIC 187, 1'st series.21 viewsAntoninianus, 238 - 239 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVG / Libertas standing, holding pileus (Liberty cap) and sceptre.
4.47 gm., 22 mm.
RIC #187; Sear #8618.

The reverse type of this coin is interesting in that the legend speaks of LIBERALITAS, but the image is that of Libertas. There must have been some confusion between these two personifications in the mint at Antioch. This is probably understandable since the language in the East was Greek, not Latin.
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Gordian III (RIC 67, Coin #25)54 viewsRIC 67 (C), AR Antoninianus, Rome, 238-244 AD.
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG III Liberalitas standing left with abacus and cornucopia.
Size: 22.2mm 4.76gm
MaynardGee
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GORDIAN III Antoninianus, RIC 36, Liberalitas57 viewsOBV: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate draped bust right
REV: LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopiae
2.1g, 18mm

Minted at Rome, 239 AD
Legatus
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GORDIAN III Antoninianus, RIC 67, Liberalitas18 viewsOBV: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopia
4.6g, 21mm

Minted at Rome, 240 AD
Legatus
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus104 viewsO: MP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
R: LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopia.
RIC 67, RSC 142

My very first coin.
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GORDIAN III AR antoninianus - struck in the begining 241 (?) AD68 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, RIC 3686 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus
IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopiae.
21-22mm / 4.48g
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Gordian III As23 viewsAE As
IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / LIBERALITAS AVG IIII / SC

RIC 316
Tanit
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Gordian III Liberalitas RIC IVc 3610 viewsGordian III, 239 AD (3rd Issue, 4th Officina), Rome, 5.5g, **mm, RIC IVc 36, Cohen 130, SEAR 8619
OBV: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed
REV: LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing left, holding an abacus and double cornucopia
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Gordian III obverse20 viewsGordian III Silver Antoninianus, Rome, RIC 66
Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopia Coin is much nicer than scan
Gordian III Silver Antoninianus, Rome, RIC 66
Obv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Gordian III was the grandson of Gordian I and nephew of Gordian II. He was proclaimed Caesar shortly before the murder of Balbinus and Pupienus, and he succeeded them. Little is known about his reign. In 242 A.D. he embarked on a campaign against the Persian Kingdom which was so successful the Persians had to evacuate Mesopotamia. However, Gordian III died shortly after, through illness or the machinations of his Praetorian prefect and successor, Philip I.
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Gordian III Sestertius12 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG III S C; Liberalitas stg. l.

Cohen 143
Tanit
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GORDIAN III sestertius - 240 AD28 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 silver Antoninianus41 views21 mm, Rome, 240 A.D.
Obv: Imp M Ant Gordianus Aug
Rev: Liberalitas Aug II
Ref: CMIR Vol II Juan R. Cayon p. 976 # 45
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Gordian III, 238 - 244 AD17 viewsObv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right.

Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing, head turned left, holding a cornucopia in her left hand, and an abacus in her right hand.

Silver Antoninianus, Rome mint, 240 AD

3.9 grams, 22 mm, 0°

RIC IViii 67, RSC IV 142, S8621, VM 25
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Gordian III, 29 July 238 - 25 February 244 A.D., Ancient Counterfeit70 viewsFouree plated denarius, ancient forgery cf. RIC 53, S 8620 (Rome mint, 239 A.D.), aF, illegal, 4.261g, 23.5mm, 165o, 239 - c. 244 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES GORDIANVS PIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust seen from behind; reverse LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing front, head left, holding an abacus and and cornucopia;

Gordian III was the grandson of Gordian I and nephew of Gordian II. He was proclaimed Caesar shortly before the murder of Balbinus and Pupienus, and he succeeded them. Little is known about his reign. In 242 A.D. he embarked on a campaign against the Persian Kingdom which was so successful the Persians had to evacuate Mesopotamia. However, Gordian III died shortly after, through illness or the machinations of his Praetorian prefect and successor, Philip I.
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Gordian III, AD 238-24480 viewsAR antoninianus, 21.40mm (4.53 gm).

IMP CAES GORDIANVS PIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing front, head left, holding abacus and cornucopiae. Rome mint, struck AD 240.

RIC IV-III, 053 (pg. 21); RSC IV, 133.

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Gordianus III. - Liberalitas series28 views...Tibsi
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Hadrian denarius, bust left, Liberalitas reverse47 viewsmarandnumiz
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Hadrian Sestertius Liberalitas Avg III72 viewsObv.
IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Rev.
LIBERALITAS AVG III
SC
Hadrian, togate, seated left on platform, extending right hand; an officer standing left behind him, Liberalitas standing before him holding a coin counter; a citizen standing right the the foot of the platform, holdng out a fold of his toga

33mm 24.44 g

RIC 582c
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Hadrian, RIC 552, Sestertius of AD 118 (Liberalitas)88 viewsÆ sestertius (24.3g, 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 118.
Obv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG laureate bust of Hadrian facing right
Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT COS II (around) LIBERALITAS AVG / S C (in two lines in ex.) donation scene with Hadrian seated left on a platform on the right and extending his right hand. In front of him, an attendant seated right giving something to a citizen, who is mounting the steps to the platform. In the background, Liberalitas standing left, holding a tessera
RIC 552; BMCRE 1137; Cohen 914 (30 fr.); Strack 516; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-2) 488 (42 spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 112:15

Donative of Hadrian upon his first arrival as emperor in Rome to celebrate his accession in 118 AD.
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Hadrian, RIC 552, Sestertius of AD 118 (Liberalitas)42 viewsÆ Sestertius (24.7g, Ø34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 118.
Obv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust of Hadrian facing right.
Rev.: PONT MAX TR POT COS II (around) LIBERALITAS AVG / S C (in ex.), Hadrian seated left on a platform, extending his right hand; in front of him, an attendant seated left, giving something to a citizen who is mounting the steps to the platform; In the background, Liberalitas standing l., holding a tessera.
RIC 552; BMCRE 1137; Cohen 914 (30 fr.); Strack 516; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-2) 488 (42 spec.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 112:15

ex Gorny & Mosch, 2010

This type refers to the donative to the people of Rome to celebrate Hadrian's accession upon his first arrival as emperor in Rome in AD 118.
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I-SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS - a-002-Denar-ROME-RIC I/IV/1827 viewsAv) IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG
Laureated bust right

Rv) LIBERAL AVG COS
Liberalitas standing left, holding "Coin-Counter" and cornucopiae

Weight: 3,5g; Ø: 17mm; Reference: RIC IV/I/18; ROME mint; struck: 193/194 A.D.
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I-SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS -c-003-EMESA-RIC I/IV/398 19 viewsAv) IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG
Laureated bust right

Rv) LIBER AVG
Liberalitas standing left holding coin counter & cornucopiae

Weight: 3,0g; Ø: 18mm; Reference: RIC IV/I/398; Mint: EMESA; struck.194-195 A.D.
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Julia Domna, Liberalitas95 viewsJulia Domna
AR Denarius; Emesa Mint

IVLIA DOMNA AVG
draped bust right

LIBERAL (dot)AVG(dot)
Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter & cornucopia

RIC 627v, RSC 103v (for reverse legend)
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Julia Domna, Liberalitas44 viewsJulia Domna
Ar denarius; 18mm; 3.12g; Emesa/syrian mint

IVLIA DO-MNA AVG
draped bust right

LIBE-RA-L AVG
Liberalitas standing left holding cornucopia and abacus

RIC 627, RSC 103
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Julia Domna, Liberalitas18 viewsJulia Domna
Ar 18mm; 4.02g
Emesa Mint

IVLIA DO/MNA AVG
draped bust right

LIBER/A/L/ AVG
Liberalitas standing left holding cornucopia and abacus

RIC 627, RSC 103
2 commentsRobin Ayers
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Liberalitas290 viewsPhilipp I Arabs 244 - 249
AR - Antoninian, 5.4g, 23mm
Rome AD 244-247
obv. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, radiate head r.
rev. LIBERALITAS AVGG II
Liberalitas standing l., holding abacus and cornucopiae
RIC IV/3, 38(b); C.87
nice EF

LIBERALITAS, liberality, the personification of generosity.
The so-called ABACUS is a misattribution! Really it is a kind of shovel with depressions on its surface, designed to pick up from a bag the correct number of coins when a distribution of money was being made, the 'largitio', largesse; here the second largesse of the emperor.
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LIBERALITAS AVG35 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Antiochia mint
Libertas (instead of Liberalitas)
rare
Tibsi
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LIBERALITAS AVG II82 viewsObv IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG laurate, draped and cuirassed bust of gordian right seen from behind
Rev LIBERALITAS AVG III Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopiae

RIC 290
leseullunique
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LIBERALITAS AVG II27 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Rome mint
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LIBERALITAS AVG II12 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Rome mint
scarce with this obverse legend
Tibsi
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LIBERALITAS AVG II12 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Rome mint
scarce
Tibsi
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LIBERALITAS AVG II22 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Rome mint
rare with one cornucopia
Tibsi
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LIBERALITAS AVG III24 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Rome mint
Tibsi
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LIBERALITAS AVG III62 viewsObv IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG laurate, draped and cuirassed bust of gordian right seen from behind
Rev LIBERALITAS AVG III Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopiae

RIC 290
C 144
leseullunique
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LIBERALITAS AVG IIII18 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Rome mint
rare
Tibsi
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LIBERALITAS AVGG II17 viewsPhilippus I. antoninianus
Rome mint
Tibsi
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LIBERALITAS AVGG II9 viewsPhilippus I. antoninianus
Rome mint
Tibsi
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LIBERALITAS AVGG III31 viewsPhilippus II. antoninianus
Rome mint
Tibsi
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liberalitas avgg v81 viewsSeptimius Severus denarius
205 A.D. Rome Mint 3.36 g
ob. - SEVERVS PIVS AVG laureate head right
rev. - LIBERALITAS AVGG V Liberalitas standing left holding abacus in right hand, cornucopia in left.
RIC IV 277, BMCRE 347, RSC 296
fordicus
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LIBERALITAS AVGVSTI II90 viewsObv: IMP CAES MANT GORDIANVS AVG laurate, draped and cuirassed bust of gordian right seen from behind

Rev LIBERALITAS AVGVSTI II Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopiae

RIC 270
leseullunique
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Liberalitas II Cld38 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped
Reverse: LIBERA_LI_TASAVGUSTI_II, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin dispenser in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
Cf. BMC 216, pl. 8, obv. SEV - ALEX. 314, RIC 569
Weight, 12.41g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas II Cld42 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped
Reverse: LIBERALITAS_AVGVSTI II, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin counter in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 214, RIC 567
weight, 24.718; die axis, 12h

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Liberalitas II Cldc37 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust radiate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: LIBERALITAS_AVGUSTIII, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin counter in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 215* (Rome, the same Gnecchi specimen also reported by Cohen 124), RIC 568
Weight, 9.59g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas II Cldc45 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: LIBERALITASAVGUSTI_II, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin counter in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 214 (draped but not cuirassed), RIC 567
weight, 20.43g; die axis, 12h
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Liberalitas III Cld44 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEV_ALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped
Reverse: LIBERALITASAVGUSTIIII, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin counter in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 312, cf. 313, pl. 11, obv. legend unbroken , RIC 573
Weight, 22.33g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas III Cld39 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped
Reverse: LIBERALITASAVGUSTI_III, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin dispenser in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 314, RIC 572*
Weight, 11.48g; die axis, 6h.
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Liberalitas IIII Dl40 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right
Reverse: LIBERALITAS_AVGUSTIIIII, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin dispenser in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 563 note (C. 137, Paris), RIC 577
Weight, 10.41g; die axis, 13h.
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Liberalitas IIII Dl41 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right
Reverse: LIBERALITASAVGUSTIIIII, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin dispenser in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 563 note (C. 137, Paris), RIC 577
Weight, 12.22g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas IIII Dl 238 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right
Reverse: LIBERALITASAVGUSTIIIII, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin dispenser in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 563 note (C. 137, Paris), RIC 577
Weight, 9.96g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas IIII Dlsd46 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: LIBERALITASAVGUSTIIIII, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin dispenser in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 560-1, RIC 575
Weight, 26.54g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas IIII Dlsd20 viewsObverse: IMP SEV ALE_XANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped
Reverse: LIBERALITAS_AVGUSTI IIII, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin dispenser in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 563, RIC 577
Weight, 11.652g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas IIII Dlsd 25 viewsObverse: IMP SEV ALE_XANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped
Reverse: LIBERALITAS_AVGUSTI IIII, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin dispenser in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 563, RIC 577
Weight, 10.92g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas IIII Dlsd platform14 viewsObverse: IMP SEV ALE_XANDER AVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped
Reverse: LIBE_RALITAS AVGUSTI IIII, SC exergue
Severus Alexander seated left on curule chair on decorated platform and behind him an officer, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae; at left citizen mounting steps to platform
BMC 567, RIC 579
Weight, 11.736g; die axis, 2h.
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Liberalitas IIII platform Dl4 viewsObverse: IMP SEV ALE_XANDER AVG
Bust laureate right,
Reverse: LIBE_RALITAS AV_GUSTI IIII, SC exergue
Severus Alexander seated left on curule chair on decorated platform and behind him an officer, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae; at left citizen mounting steps to platform
BMC 567 (Dlsd), RIC 579
Weight, 9.17 g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas Platform Cldc68 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: LIBERALITASAVGVSTI SC exergue
Severus Alexander seated left on curule chair on plaform and behind him a lictor holding rod; in front, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin despenser and cornucopiae; at left citizen mounting steps to platform
BMC 9, RIC 566
Weight, 22.47g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas platform IIII Dl51 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right,
Reverse: LIBERALITASAVGVSTIIIII SC exergue
Severus Alexander seated left on curule chair on decorated plaform and behind him an officer and soldier holdng a spear in right hand; in front, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae; at left citizen mounting steps to platform
BMC 564 RIC 578
Weight, 21.14g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas platform IIII Dlsd 43 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped
Reverse: LIBERALITASAVGVSTIIIII SC exergue
Severus Alexander seated left on curule chair on decorated plaform and behind him an officer and soldier holdng a spear in right hand; in front, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae; at left citizen mounting steps to platform
BMC 564-5 RIC 578
Weight, 18.82g; die axis, 12h.
Soldier is squeezed into the reverse die
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Liberalitas platform V Blsd35 viewsObverse: IMP ALEXAN_DER PIVS AVG
Bust laureate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: LIB(E)_RALITAS AVGV_STI V SC exergue
Severus Alexander seated left on curule chair on decorated plaform and behind him an officer and soldier holdng a spear in left hand; in front, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae; at left citizen mounting steps to platform.

BMC 948* RIC 534
Weight, 17.937g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas V Blsd51 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: LIBERALITASAVGUSTIV, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin counter in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 947*, RIC 533
Weight, 29.84g; die axis, 12h.
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Liberalitas V Blsd dup56 viewsObverse: IMPALEXAN_DERPIVSAVG
Bust laureate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: LIBERALITASAVGUSTIV, SC left and right in field
Liberalitas draped, standing front, head left, holding coin counter in right and cornucopiae in left, fold of drapery over arm
BMC 947*, RIC 533
Weight, 23.90g; die axis, 12h.
A more reasonable coin counter handle ;)
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LIBERLAITAS AVG IIII25 viewsObv IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG laurate, draped and cuirassed bust of gordian right seen from behind
Rev LIBERALITAS AVG IIII Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopiae

RIC 316
leseullunique
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LIBERLITAS AVG III17 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Rome mint
Rev.: LIBERLITAS... (instead of LIBERALITAS...)
3 specimens are known only
extremely rare
Tibsi
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LIBERLITAS AVGG II30 viewsPhilippus I. antoninianus
Rome mint
Rev.: LIBERLITAS... (instead of LIBERALITAS...)
unique
Tibsi
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Macrinus48 viewsMacrinus. AD 217-218. AR Denarius (19mm, 2.88 g, 6h). Rome mint, 2nd officina. 3rd emission, AD 218. Laureate and draped bust right, wearing long beard / Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia. RIC IV 78; Clay issue 3; RSC 41.


From the Ronald J. Hansen Collection.

Ex- CNG 94
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Macrinus & Diadumenian; Liberalitas left; AE 2686 viewsMacrinus and Diadumenian. Markianopolis, Moesia. 5 Assaria. 26mm, 12.9g; Magistrate P. Furius Pontianus. AU K OPE CEU MAKREINOC M OPEL ANTWNEINOC KAI, Macrinus, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right facing Diadumenian, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / UP PONTIAN-OU MARKIANOPOL / ITWN, Epsilon at centre right, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae. Hristova/Jekov 6.24.39.2; ANS 1893.14.24; P.770; Moushmov 560. Podiceps
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Macrinus, 217–8 CE82 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 218 CE; 3.72g. BMCRE 69, RIC 78, RSC 41 (Gosselin Sale, 6 Fr.). Obv: IMP CM OPEL SEV – MACRINVS AVG; bust laureate, draped right, seen from back. Rx: LIBERAL – ITAS AVG; Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia.

Notes: According to Harlan J. Berk, Ltd: “One of the few types of Macrinus’s reign that commemorates a specific event, namely his first and only largesse to the Roman people, which to judge from the coins was distributed c. March–May 218 [CE].” Overweight specimen. Rare; four in the Reka Devnia hoard.

Provenance: Ex Berk BBS 176 (September 2011), lot 283.
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Macrinus, Varbanov 3500 (3548)71 viewsNicopolis ad Istrum mint, Macrinus 217-218 A.D. AE 25mm 8.15g, Varbanov 3500 (3548)
O: AVT K M OPELLI CEVH MAKP, Laureate cuirassed bust
R: VP CTATI LONGINOY NIKOPOLITWN ΠPOC ICTPW, Liberalitas standing with abacus and cornucopia
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Marcus Aurelius - sestertius117 viewsM ANTONINVS AVG GERM TR P XXIX , laureate bust r.
LIBERALITAS AVG VI IMP VII COS III / S C , Liberalitas standing l. holding abacus and cornucopiae

Minted 174-175
RIC 1147
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Marcus Aurelius As, 164-165 AD57 viewsMarcus Aurelius, AD 161-180
AE - As 25mm
164-165 AD
laurate head right
M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS P M
Liberalitas standing right holding coin counter & cornucopiae
LIBERAL AVG TR P XIX IMP II COS III S-C
RIC 894
C
Ardatirion
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Marcus Aurelius Liberalitas RIC 1147 Sestertius36 viewsMarcus Aurelius, Rome, Sestertius, 174 - 175 AD, 29.81mm, 20.5g, RIC 1147, Cohen 419
OBV: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM TRP XXIX, laureate head right
REV: LIBERALITAS AVG VI IMP VII COS III S-C, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
Romanorvm
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Marcus Aurelius Liberalitas RIC III 20627 viewsMarcus Aurelius, Denarius, Rome, 168 - 169 AD, 18.34mm, 3.2g, BMCRE 492, RSC 412, RIC III 206,
OBV: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII, Laureate head right
REV: LIBERAL AVG V COS III, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae

Jewelry notches
Romanorvm
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Marcus Aurelius Sestertius22 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG GERM SARM TR P XXXI
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG VII IMP VIII COS III P P S - C, Liberalitas standing l. holding coin counter and cornucopia.

BMC pl. 87.9.
Tanit
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.30.01 (plate coin)50 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 17, 2.47g, 17.32mm, 30°
obv. [AV]T KAI KO - MODOC (AVT below bust)
bust, laureate, r.
rev. [NEIKOPO] - LI PROC ICC
Isis, in long robe with knot of Isis, crowned with throne, standing facing, head l., holding in lowered l. hand situla and in raised r.
hand sistrum
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
A similar rev. for Antoninus Pius #2124, misattributed as Liberalitas
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.30.1 (plate coin)
very rare (R7), good F

Legend errors: R from PROC retrograd, ICC instead of ICT

'aset, jst' = throne, is the Egyptian name for Isis
The Isis knot 'tet' was a symbol for wellbeing
sistrum, a kind of rattle, originally belonging to Hathor
situla, an Egyptian jug for sacred water, lower part tapering with pointed end
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 10. Commodus, HrHJ (2018) 8.10.30.01 var. (plate coin)11 viewsCommodus, AD 177-192
AE 19, 3.05g, 19.45mm, 210°
obv. AVT K - [KOMODOC]
laureate head r.
rev. NEIKOPO - LI PROC ICC
Isis, in long robe with knot of Isis, crowned with throne, standing facing, head l., holding in lowered l.
hand situla and in raised r. hand sistrum.
ref. a) not in AMNG
b) not in Varbanov (engl.):
A similar rev. for Antoninus Pius #2124, misattributed as Liberalitas
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.10.30.1 var. (plate coin)
obv. e.g. No. 8.10.1.14 (same die)
rare (R7), good F

Legend errors: R from PROC retrograde, ICC instead of ICT

'aset, jst' = throne, is the Egyptian name for Isis
The Isis knot ('tet') was a symbol for wellbeing
Sistrum, a kind of rattle, originally belonging to Hathor
Situla, an Egyptian jug for sacred water, lower part tapering with pointed end
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 23. Macrinus, HrHJ (2018) 8.23.39.01 (plate coin)25 viewsMacrinus, AD 217-218
AE 26, 14.62g, 26.25mm, 180°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. AVT KM OPPELLI CEVH . MAKRINOC
laureate head r.
rev. VP CTATI LONGINOV - NIKOPOLITWN PROC / ICTRO
Liberalitas in long garment and mantle, stg. l., holding cornucopiae in l. arm and counting
board r. hand
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1779 var. (3 ex., Copenhagen, München, Sofia)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3548 var. (= AMNG 1779)
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.23.39.1 (plate coin)
VF, dark green patina, impressive portrait
pedigree:
ex coll. Asen Donchev

All references have in ex. ICTRW. Here it is obviously ICTRO!
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 25. Diadumenian, HrHJ (2018) 8.25.39.02 (plate coin)53 viewsDiadumenian AD 217-218
AE 26, 11.59g, 26.35mm, 45°
struck under governor Statius Longinus
obv. [M OP]EL ANTWN DIADOVMENIANOC
bust, draped, seen from front, bare-headed, r.
rev. [VP CTAT]IOV L - ON - GI - OV(sic!) - NIKOPOLITWN
in l. and r. field PR - OC
in ex. [ICTRW]
Liberalitas in long garment and mantle, diademed, stg. l., holding in l. arm cornucopiae r. and in extended r. hand counting
board
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1863 (5 ex.)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3779
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.25.39.2 (plate coin)
scarce, about VF, light roughness
added to www.wildwinds.com
Jochen
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Moesia, Markianopolis; Macrinus and Diadumenian 6 viewsMacrinus and Diadumenian. 5 Assaria. Markianopolis, Moesia. Magistrate P. Furius Pontianus. AU K OPE CEU MAKREINOC M OPEL ANTWNEINOC KAI, Macrinus, laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right facing Diadumenian, bare-headed, draped, cuirassed bust right / UP PONTIAN-OU MARKIANOPOL / ITWN, Epsilon at centre right, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae. Hristova/Jekov 6.24.39.2; ANS 1893.14.24; P.770; Moushmov 560.ecoli
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Philip Arab81 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. LIBERALITAS AVGG
Philip I+II seated left on platform, soldiers, Liberalitas, citizen
RIC 183 (without SC) 8,69g 24,5mm Dupondius

Information from Curtis Clay:

Vaillant (1674) reports both a sestertius and a middle bronze of this type, LIBERALITAS AVGG S C, the sestertius in a private collection, the As allegedly in the French royal collection.

However, there seems to have been no such middle bronze in the Paris collection by Cohen's day. Cohen 84-5 reports the sestertius from Vaillant, and an As not from Paris, but from the stock of the coin dealer Rollin.

The same As reported by Cohen 85 was also described in Rollin & Feuardent's stock catalogue of the 1880s, no. 5365. It was in Fine condition, which probably means VF by today's standards, so it should provide a reliable description of the type and legend.

AVGG in the legend is odd. One would expect AVGG II, assuming identity with the emperors' known second largesse of 245 AD.

II could be lacking on the dupondius offerred to you, but the condition is not good enough to make the reading very certain!

There is of course no reason why a dupondius of the type should not exist. I have never seen any coin of the type, sestertius, As, or dupondius. Unfortunately I don't have any dupondii from the same obv. die but a different rev. type in my rather small collection of casts of Philip I's middle bronzes.

Anyway I see no reason to doubt the authenticity of the coin, and it is welcome as providing the first physical confirmation of the reverse type described by Vailllant and Rollin & Feuardent.

Thanks to Curtis Clay
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Philip Arab10 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. LIBERALITAS AVGG II
Liberalitas stg. left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
RIC 38b, 4,78g , Rom
Priscus
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Philip Arab28 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. LIBERALITAS AVG
Liberalitas stg. left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
RIC 37A, 4,73g , Rom , RR+
Priscus
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Philip Arab29 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. LIBERALITAS AVG
Liberalitas stg. left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
RIC 37A, 3,77g , Rom , RR+
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Philip I (244 - 249 A.D.)70 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind.
R: LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left, counting board in right, cornucopia in left.
Rome
21mm
5.87g
RIC IV 38b, RSC IV 87 SRCV III 8937

Very Heavy!
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Philip I Antoninianus AD 244 / 24919 viewsPhilip I Antoninianus AD 244 / 249
Obverse..IMP M IVL PHILIPPUS AVG.... radiate, draped bust right.
Reverse..LIBERALITAS AVGGII... liberalitus standing right holding abacua and cornucopiae.
RIC 38b
4th Issue 5th Officina...This donative was given to celebrate the arrival of the Royal Family in Rome AD245
Paul R3
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PHILIP I Antoninianus, RIC 38b, Liberalitas33 viewsOBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate draped bust right
REV: LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopiae
4.8, 23mm
1 commentsLegatus
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Philip I AR Antoninianus 244-24966 viewsOb. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate draped bust right
Rev. LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopiae

Ref. RIC 38b, RSC 87

-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
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Philip I AR Antoninianus 244-24969 viewsOb. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate draped bust right
Rev. LIBERALITAS AVGG II, Liberalitas standing left with abacus & cornucopiae

Ref. RIC 38b, RSC 87

-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
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Philip I Sestertius6 viewsPhilip I Æ Sestertius. Struck 247-248 AD. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / LIBERALITAS AVGG II S-C, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus & cornucopiae.

RIC 180a ; Cohen 88.
Tanit
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PHILIP I Sestertius, RIC 180a, Liberalitas20 viewsOBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
REV: LIBERALITAS AVGG II S-C, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus & cornucopiae
23.5g, 30mm

Minted 247-8 AD
Legatus
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PHILIP II31 viewsAE sestertius. 248 AD. 18,11 gm. 10h. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind . IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG. /
Philip II and Philip I, laureate and togate, seated left on curule chairs, each extending right hand; Philip I holding baton or short scepter in left hand. LIBERALITAS AVGG III. In exergue SC.
RIC IV 267a. s 9279.
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PHILIP II21 viewsAE sestertius. 248 AD. 18,11 gm. 10h. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind . IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG. /
Philip II and Philip I, laureate and togate, seated left on curule chairs, each extending right hand; Philip I holding baton or short scepter in left hand. LIBERALITAS AVGG III. In exergue SC.
RIC IV 267a. s 9279.
benito
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Philip II15 viewsObv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVGG III, Philip I and Philip II seated left on curule chairs
Size: 23mm Weight: 3.1gm Mint: Rome ca. 247AD
ID#: RSC 17, RIC 230, sear5 #9265
ickster
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Philip II AR Antoninianus9 viewsAR Antoninianus
Obv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVGG III; Philip I and Philip II std. l. on curule benches.
Refers to the donative of 247 AD to mark the accession of Philip II as Augustus.
Tanit
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Philip II Father and Son Sestertius24 viewsPhilip II Sestertius, 25.58g; 31mm, 248 AD. Rome, Cohen 18, RIC 267
OBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back
REV: LIBERALITAS AVGG III, SC in ex., Philip I and II seated left on curule chairs, extending right hands,
Philip I, nearest the viewer also holds short sceptre downwards

VERY RARE (R2)
Romanorvm
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Philip II Sestertius17 viewsPHILIP II as Augustus. 247-249 AD. Brass Sestertius .
Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
REV: LIBERALITAS AVGG III S C , Philip I and Philip II enthroned side-by-side in curule chairs.

RIC. 267.
Tanit
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Philip II Sestertius57 viewsRIC IVc 267a Rome, C 18
19.54 g, 27 mm x 29 mm
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back
LIBERALITAS AVGG III, SC in ex., Philip I and II seated left on curule chairs, extending right hands, Philip I, nearest the viewer, also holds short sceptre downwards.
Rare
EX: Roma Numismatics
1 commentsMark Z2
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Philip II Sestertius13 viewsPhilip II, 247 - 249 AD
Æ Sestertius, 29mm, 17.4 grams
Obverse: IMP CAES M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Laureate bust right.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVGG II S C, Philip I and II seated side by side on curule chairs extending right hands.

Reference:
RIC267a

Provenance:
ex Tom Cederlind, 1990's, about $75
Ken Dorney
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Philip II, 247 - 249 AD26 viewsObv: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip II facing right.

Rev: LIBERALITAS AVGG III, Philip I and Philip II seated on curule benches handing out money.

Silver Antoninianus, Rome mint, 247 AD

4.5 grams, 23 mm, 180°

RIC IViii Philip I 230, RSC 17, S9265, VM 4
SPQR Coins
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Philip II, July or August 247 - Late 249 A.D.54 viewsSilver antoninianus, RIC IV 230, RSC IV 17, Hunter III 23, SRCV III 9265, Choice EF, excellent portrait, well centered and struck, light toning on mint luster, edge cracks, Rome mint, weight 4.274g, maximum diameter 22.2mm, die axis 180o, 11th emission, 249 A.D.; obverse IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse LIBERALITAS AVGG III, Philip I and Philip II seated left on curule chairs presiding at their third largesse, both laureate, togate, and extending right hand, Philip I on left and holding short scepter in right hand.

EX FORVM.

*One of the best reverse , I have ever seen.

The curule chair was for senior magistrates including dictators, masters of the horse, consuls, praetors, censors, and the curule aediles. As a form of a throne, it might be given as an honor to foreign kings recognized formally as a friend (amicus) by the Roman people or senate. Designed for use by commanders in the field, the curule chair could be folded for easy transport. It had no back, low arms, curved legs forming an X, and was traditionally made of or veneered with ivory.

2 commentsSam
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Philip II.14 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. LIBERALITAS AVGG III-SC-
Philip I. & II. seated l. on curule chairs
RIC 267a 17,08g 30mm
Priscus
AF_PII_RIC_-_LIBERALITAS_AVGG_IIII.jpg
Philip II.5 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. LIBERALITAS AVGG IIII (!)
Philip I+II. seated left on curule chairs side by side, their right hands extended, Philip I also holding short sceptre
RIC - 2,58g Imitation ( Collection PRISCUS AFPIIRIC-LIBERALITAS AVGG IIII )
Priscus
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Philip junior - sestertius29 viewsIMP. M. IVL. PHILIPPVS AVG.
LIBERALITAS AVGG. III / S C , Philip the Arab and Philip junior togate, seated left on curule chairs.
Ginolerhino
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Philip the Arab - AR antoninianus25 viewsRome
245 AD
4th emission
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia
LIBERALIT_AS AVGG II
SRCV III 8937, RIC IV 38b, RSC IV 87
3,41 g 23 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Philipp I RIC IV, 38(b)75 viewsPhilipp I Arabs 244 - 249
AR - Antoninian, 5.4g, 23mm
Rome AD 244-247
obv. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
bust draped and cuirassed, radiate head r.
rev. LIBERALITAS AVGG II
Liberalitas standing l., holding abacus and cornucopiae
RIC IV/3, 38(b); C.87
nice EF

ABACUS is a misattribution! Really it is a kind of shovel with depressions on its surface, designed to pick up from a bag the correct number of coins when a distribution of money was being made, the 'largitio', largesse; here the second largesse of the emperor

This type should celebrate the arrival of the Imperial family in Rome 245. So the issue dates could be corrected.
Jochen
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Philipp II59 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. LIBERALITAS AVGG II (!) -SC-
Philip I. & II. seated l. on curule chairs
RIC 266 17,57g 30mm
1 commentsPriscus
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Philipp II.8 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. LIBERALITAS AVGG III
Philip I+II. seated left on curule chairs side by side, their right hands extended, Philip I also holding short sceptre
RIC 230 4,12g Rom
Priscus
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Philippus I - Liberalitas112 viewsAntoninianus 245
O/ IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG Bust draped and cuirassed, radiate head right
R/ LIBERALITAS AVGG II Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
C.87 - RIC 38b
Mint: Rome (5th. off., 4th emission)
septimus
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Phillip I AD244-AD24933 viewsDie axis 90 degrees
Reverse Liberalitas

Paul D3
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Pupienus Sestertius80 viewsRIC IVb 14, BMC 10, C 5
16.07g, 29 mm x 30 mm
IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM S-C, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter & cornucopiae
Scarce
3 commentsMark Z2
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RIC 13231 viewsDenarius, 119-122
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: P M TR P COS III - LIBERAL AVG III
Hadrian seated l. on platform; in front of Hadrian is a seated man, making the distribution; in background, Liberalitas.
19mm, 3.14g

klausklage
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RIC 1565 viewsTR POT COS IIII, LIB IIII in ex.

Liberalitas standing left with coin dispenser & cornucopiae.
Nico B
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RIC 3, p.045, 155 - Antoninus Pius, Liberalitas22 viewsAntoninus Pius (Reg. 138-161 AD)
AR Denarius
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right
Rv: TR POT COS IIII, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopiae, LIB IIII in exergue.
Ag, 3.74g, 16mm
Ref.: RIC 155, BMCRE 567, RSC 490a.
1 commentsshanxi
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RIC 3, p.229, 206 - Marcus Aurelius, Liberalitas 29 viewsMarcus Aurelius
AR Denarius, Rome, AD 169 - 170
Obv: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII, Laureate head right
Rev: LIBERAL AVG V COS III, Liberalitas standing left, holding dispenser and cornucopiae
Ag, 3,17g, 19mm
Ref.: BMCRE 492, RSC 412, RIC III 206
Ex Dionysos Numismatik
shanxi
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RIC 311 var.22 viewsDenarius, 160-161
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIIII
Bare headed, cuirassed bust facing r.
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG VIIII COS IIII
Liberalitas standing r., emptying coins out of cornucopiae, held in both hands.
3.34g, 19mm

This denarius marked the sharing of the consulate by Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus. It was the final event marked on his coinage.
Provenance: Timeline Auctions, Sale 3&4, 09/09/10, Lot 299.
1 commentsklausklage
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RIC 4c, p.019, 36 - Gordianus III, Liberalitas 26 viewsGordian III
AR-Antoninianus
Obv.: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas holding dispenser and double-cornucopiae
Ag, 3.91g, 21.1mm
Ref.: RIC 36, RSC 130
shanxi
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RIC-036 Gordian III - Liberalitas176 viewsIMPCAESMANTGORDIANVSAVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
LIBERALITASAVGII - Liberalitas standing right, head left, holding abacus and cornucopiae

AR Ant. Rome mint January-March 240 AD
Reference RIC IV, part 3, Pg 19, #36. Cohen 130
1 commentsjimwho523
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RIC-067 Gordian III - Liberalitas III94 views IMPGORDIANVSPIVSFELAVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
LIBERALITASAVGIII - Liberalitas standing right, head left, holding abacus and cornucopiae

AR Ant. Rome mint January-March 240 AD
Reference RIC IV, part 3, Pg 23, #67. Cohen 142
jimwho523
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ric3546 viewsElagabalus
AE As, Rome

Obv: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Elagabalus right.
Rev: Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopia.
25 mm, 9.78 gms

RIC 354
Charles M
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Roman Balbinus Sestertius12 viewsBalbinus Æ Sestertius

IMP CAES D CAE L BALBINVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM SC, Liberalitas stg. l. holding abacus and cornucopiae

RIC 15, C 11, BMCRE 2
Tanit
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Roman Empire , Emperor Gordian III , AR Antoninianus / Abacus24 viewsGordian III. AD 238-244. AR Antoninianus (4.78 gr ).
Obverse : IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse : LIBERALITAS AVG II , Liberalitas standing, head left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
RIC IV 36; RSC 130.
Choice gVF . Pleasant & Superb portrait.
Sam
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Roman Empire , Emperor Hadrian . AD 117-138.17 viewsAR Denarius . Rome mint. Struck AD 134-138. Laureate head right / Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
2.95 Gr.
Sam
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ROMAN EMPIRE / Emperor Philip I , The Syrian.59 viewsPhilip I, 244 - 249 A.D. Silver Antoninianus.
Obverse: “IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG ” Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: “LIBERALITAS AVGG II” Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
Rome mint , 244 - 247 A.D., XF .
RIC 38b.
4.99 grams, 21 millimeters
EX CNG 328, part of Lot 761.
High relief portrait.

Marcus Julius Phillipus was born around 204 A.D. His father was a Syrian chieftain named Marinus, and Phillip became known as , as he was the first man of that race to hold the imperial power. Phillip was the deputy praetorian prefect (leader of the emperor’s bodyguards) under Gordian III, and accompanied that emperor on his Eastern Campaigns. In 243, Phillip became praetorian prefect in place of Timesitheus, whom he was accused of murdering. He promptly proceeded to incite the legions to mutiny, and became emperor in 244 A.D., upon Gordian’s death.
Faced with the dilemma of whether to pursue Roman success against Persia, or to return to Rome and consolidate his power, Phillip quickly put together a treaty with the Persians and returned to Rome. In 246 and 247, Phillip won battles against the Germans and the Carpi, and took the titles Germanicus Maximus and Carpicus Maximus. Using his newfound popularity, Phillip took the opportunity to raise his son, Phillip II, to the rank of Augustus. In 248, Rome selebrated her 1000’th anniversary. This was the highpoint of Phillip’s reign.
That same year, no fewer then three generals rose separate rebellions. Phillip sent the city prefect, Trajan Decius, to deal with the uprisings, and the general disaffection of the legions in the East. Decius was proclaimed emperor by his troops in 249 A.D., and would defeat and kill Phillip at Verona.

From The Sam Mansourati Collection.
1 commentsSam
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ROMAN EMPIRE PROVINCIAL, Marcrinus & Diadumenian, Markianopolis, AE2537 viewsobv: Facing busts of Macrinus and Diadumenian
rev: Liberalitas standing, holding tesera (plochka) and cornucopiae
Struck 217-218 A.D. at Markianopolis
Moushmov 560; Hristova/Jekov No.6.24.39.2
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Antoninus Pius, August 138 - 7 March 161 A.D., Gold aureus13 viewsSH21931. Gold aureus, RIC III 229 var., Cohen II 520 var., Choice gVF, weight 7.276 g, maximum diameter 19.8 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 152 - 153 A.D.; obverse ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XVI, laureate bust right, very slight drapery on left shoulder; reverse LIBERALITAS VII COS IIII, Lictor standing facing, head left, wearing cap and chlamys, fasces (rods bundled with an axe) in right, tessera in left; nice style, full circle centering on both obverse and reverse; very rareJoe Sermarini
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Balbinus, Denarius120 viewsBalbinus 238 A.D.

Obv: IMP C D CAEL BALBINVS AVG
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM
RIC IV3
1 commentsBarry
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CARACALLA, AR Denarius, AD 196-217, Rome mint,74 viewsCARACALLA, AR Denarius, AD 196-217, Rome mint,

CARACALLA.AD 196-217

Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG - Laureate bust right, draped.Young Caracalla with mustaces and beard.
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVGG IIII - Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.

Reference: RIC IV 135 Rome mint, Cohen 122.
Rated Scarce
1 commentsGeorge
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CARACALLA. 198-217 DENARIUS LIBERALITAS32 viewsANTONINVS PIUS AVG BRIT
Bare-headed right
LIBERALITAS AVG VIII
Liberalitas standing left,
holding abacus and resting left arm on rudder.
RIC 220 | RSC 1356
3.5G 18MM
Adrian W
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Claudius II (Gothicus)87 viewsObv: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG
Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG
Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counting board (abacus) and cornucopiae.
Billon Antoninianus, 2 gm, 19.4 mm, Rome RIC 57
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus A.D. 253-2688 viewsGallienus A.D. 253-268 Æ Antoninianus. Rev. LIBERAL AVG, Liberalitas standing left holding abacus and cornucopiae, S in field. 2.7gm 18mmjessvc1
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta, AR Denarius11 viewsNumis-Student
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III Antoninianus31 viewsGordian III AD 238-244 Antoninianus EF
Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG II - Liberalitas standing left, holding an abacus and a double cornucopia.
Rome mint: AD 239 (3rd Issue, 4th Officina) = RIC IViii, 36, page 19 - Cohen 130
1 commentsNico
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III Antoninianus18 viewsGordian III AD 238-244 Silver Antoninianus “A gift of money to the people from Gordian to celebrate the appointment to his second Consulship.”
Obv: IMP CAES GORDIANVS PIVS AVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG II - Liberalitas standing left, holding an abacus and a double cornucopia. Rome mint: March to May AD 240 (4th Issue, 4th Officina) = RIC IViii, 53 (s) Scarce, page 21 - Cohen 133 / 3.91 g
Nico
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Roman Empire, Gordian III.84 viewsAntoninianus, 238-239 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: AEQVIT LIBER / Body and feet of Aequitas holding scales; Body and feet of Libertas holding pileus (Liberty cap) .
5.00 gm, 22 mm.
RIC #177 over #187.

This is the exact coin that is described (but not pictured) in the footnote to RIC 231 (vol. IV, part III, p. 39):

"231. A strange Antoninianus (G. B. Pears Coll.) shows rev. type of AEQVIT[AS] apparently overstruck with type of LIBER[TAS] -- obv. of Gordian III, rev. of Philip overstruck with rev. of Trebonianus Gallus (?)."

There is a plaster cast of this coin in the British Museum. This cast is illustrated in Roger Bland's "unpublished" thesis on the coinage of Gordian III from Antioch: plate 10 18/21.

For more info, see http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=105681.0
1 commentsCallimachus
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Roman Empire, Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestercius, RIC IV-III 269a, Rome, LIBERALITAS AVG II,915 views072 Gordianus-III. (238-244 A.D.), AE-Sestercius, RIC IV-III 269a, Rome, LIBERALITAS AVG II,
avers:- IMP-CAES-MANT-GORDIANVS-AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- LIBERALITAS-AVG-II, Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and two cornucopiae; S-C across fields.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 30mm, weight: 17,91g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 240 A.D., ref: RIC-269a, C-136,
Q-001
3 commentsquadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian Sestertius72 viewsHadrian Sestertius, Liberalitas seated.
The same sestertius that I added to my folder some time ago, but now lightly cleaned and rephotographed.
Nice large coin, but with a flan crack at six o´clock (obverse)
1 commentsJan Terje R
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian, AE As, LIBERALITAS AVG169 viewsAttribution: RIC 729 {variant, bust type not listed} (RIC II)
Date: 117-138 AD

Obverse: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS laureate heroic bust left
Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVG COS III PP Liberalitas with cornucopiae

Size: 28mm
Weight: 11.45 grams

Comments from Curtis Clay...
c. 129-131 AD according to my reconstruction, assuming an approximately even production of denarii year by year from 128-138. I see no likelihood in Mattingly's assumption that the mint of Rome struck few coins while Hadrian was away on his second great tour of the provinces, which would result in a later date for your coin.

The coinage of 128-138 is very difficult to date, because the coins bear no titles that specify the year of striking and virtually none of the events commemorated - such as the largesse on your coin - can be firmly dated from other sources.
That's a very fine As, and rather scarce too I think, especially with portrait left.

and also...
Strack, Hadrian 819, reports this middle bronze with head laureate left, maybe just like Brian's, from the St. Pertersburg collection.
5 commentsAnemicOak
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian, Rome - RIC III 36355 viewsHadrian Denarius
obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P. Laureate and draped bust right
rev: LIBERALITAS AVG COS III. Liberalitas standing right, emptying cornucopiae.
Struck 128-129 A.D.
RIC III 363
RSC 917a
1 commentsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius, AR denarius as Augustus22 viewsType: Denarius
Date: 169-170
Metal: Silver
Mint: Roma
Weight: 3,15 g
Diameter: 18mm
Ric 206
Obverse: M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXIII
Laueate head of Marcus Aurelius
Reverse: LIBERAL AVG V COS III
Liberalitas, draped, standing front, head left, holding abacus in right hand and cornucopiae in left hand
Hadrian63
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip I antoninianus34 viewsPhilip I AD 244-249 Silver Antoninianus
Obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVGG II - Liberalitas standing left, holding cornucopia and abacus.
Rome mint: AD 245 (4th Issue, 5th Officina) = RIC IV iii, 38b, page 72 - Cohen 87

Comment: This donative was given to celebrate the arrival of the Imperial family in Rome in AD 245.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Philip II Sestertius 204 viewsRIC IVc 267a Rome, C 18
19.54 g, 27 mm x 29 mm
IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from the back
LIBERALITAS AVGG III, SC in ex., Philip I and II seated left on curule chairs, extending right hands, Philip I, nearest the viewer, also holds short sceptre downwards.
Rare
1 commentsMark Z
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Phillip I63 viewsSestertius, Rome, A.D. 247-249

IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG,
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust r., seen from behind

LIBERALITAS AVGG II S-C,
Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae

RIC IVc 180a
Michael V
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus, AR denarius.11 views193-211 AD, 3.24gm, struck 202-210 AD, 19.3mm. Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; laureate head right. Rev: LIBERALI-TAS AVG VI; Liberalitas standing left, holding account-board and cornucopiae. RIC IV P1 p126, 278a; Cohen 298.Ruslan K
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Roman Empire, Trajan Decius, Rome mint, struck 249-251 AD, AE Dupondius106 viewsIMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG radiate-headed draped and cuirassed bust right
LIBERALITAS AVG, S-C Liberalitas standing left
RIC IV 120c; Cohen 72
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Trebonianus Gallus Sestertius43 viewsRIC IVc 113
16.93 g, 29 mm
IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
LIBERALITAS AVGG S-C, Liberalitas standing left with abacus and cornucopiae.
Mark Z
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Roman, Gordian III106 viewsGordian III. A.D. 238-244. AR antoninianus (23 mm, 5.05 g, 6 h). Antioch, A.D. 238/9. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirased bust of Gordian III right / LIBERALITAS AVG, Liberalitas standing facing, head left, holding pileus and scepter. RIC 186; RSC 127a. Superb EF, spectacular portrait nicely centered on a large flan with nearly full borders and excellent metal.
paul1888
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Roman, Macrinus279 viewsMacrinus AE25, struck 217-218 AD at Nikopolis ad Istrum, Moesia Inferior, legat Statius Longinus.
Obv: AY K M OΠEΛΛI CEV MAKPINOC (AY?), laureate bust right.
(Rev: VΠ CTA ΛONΓINOV NIKOΠOΛITΩN ΠPOC ICTPΩ, Liberalitas standing left, holding cornucopia and counting frame.)
Ø 23-25 mm, 9.30 g.
SNG ANS 278, Pick 1779

I love this portrait, even it is a bit worn! Ex FORVM.
1 commentsPscipio
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Roman, PHILIP I182 viewsPhilip I. A.D. 244-249. AR double denarius (22 mm, 3.47 g, 6 h). Rome, A.D. 245. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I right / Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae. RIC 38b; RSC 87

I believe that this coin has one of the best, if not the best, obverse portraits of Philip I on an antoninianus that I have ever seen.
3 commentspaul1888
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Roman, PHILIP II123 viewsAE sestertius. 248 AD. 18,11 gm. 10h. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind . IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG. /
Philip II and Philip I, laureate and togate, seated left on curule chairs, each extending right hand; Philip I holding baton or short scepter in left hand. LIBERALITAS AVGG III. In exergue SC.
RIC IV 267a. s 9279.

benito
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rsc0799 viewsElagabalus
AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG, Liberalitas standing front head left, holding abacus & cornucopia set on base.
18 mm, 2.45 gms

RSC 79, RIC 102
Charles M
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG II, Liberalitas standing left, holding counter and cornucopia.
18 mm, 2.75 gms

RSC 81a, RIC 100
Charles M
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing left, holding counter and cornucopia. Star in right field.
19 mm, 2.40 gms

RSC 86, RIC 103
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AR Denarius

Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG III, Liberalitas standing left, holding counter and cornucopia. Star in left field.
18 mm, 3.10 gms

RSC 86a, RIC 103
Charles M
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Septimius Severus (r. 193-211 AD) - AR Denarius - Laodicea ad Mare131 viewsObv: L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP II - Laureate head right
Rev: LIBE-R AVG - Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae

Mint of Laodicea ad Mare (modern Latakia in Syria)
References: RIC IV 455b [S]; BMCRE 432 note; RSC 279b
Weight: 3.05 g
Dimensions: 17 mm
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Septimius Severus * Liberalitas VI, 193-211 AD. AR Denarius76 views
Septimius Severus * Liberalitas VI, Silver Denarius
"Septimius Severus and family's sixth gift of money to the people."
* Sixth Largesse *

Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG * Laureate head right.
Rev: LIBERLITAS AVG VI - Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter in right hand, arm partially extended, and cornucopia in left hand & arm.

Exergue: (Blank)

Mint: Rome
Struck: 208 AD.

Size: 19 mm.
Weight: 2.80 grams
Die axis: 10°

Condition: Beautiful, clear & clean with bright luster. Some mild splitting of the flan from strike, but well-struck. Good full legends and clear, strong images on both sides, with handsome portrait of the Emperor.

Refs:*
Cohen 298
RIC IV, 278a
SEAR RCV II, (2002), 6306, page 461

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Septimius Severus - Liberalitas (Emesa)85 viewsDenarius 194
O/ IMP CAE L SEP SEV - PERT AUG COS II Laureate head right
R/ LIB-ER - AUG Liberalitas seated left, holding abacus and cornucopiae
C 287 - RIC 401
Mint: Emesa
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Septimius Severus Liberalitas52 viewsSeptimius Severus AR Denarius, 193 - 211 AD, Rome, struck 209 AD, 2.5g, 18.59g
Obv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG - Laureate head right
Rev: LIBERLITAS AVG VI, Liberalitas standing facing, head left, holding abacus and cornucopia
RIC IVi, 278D, page 126, RSC 298, SEAR RCV II (2002), #6306, page 461
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Septimius Severus Liberalitas Emesa31 viewsSeptimius Severus, AR Denarius, Emesa 194 - 195 AD
OBV: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
REV: LIBERA AVG, Liberalitas standing left holding abacus in right hand, cornucopiae in left
SEAR 5, 6305, RIC 399, RSC 283, BMCRE 375

Eastern Mint
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Septimius Severus, 193 - 211 AD19 viewsObv: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Rev: LIBER AVG, Liberalitas standing facing, head left, holding an abacus in right hand and a cornucopia in her left.

Note: Issued to mark the first donative of 193 AD that followed Septimius Severus’ accession.

Silver Denarius, Emesa mint, 194 AD

2.9 grams, 17.6 mm, 45°

RIC IVi 398, RSC III 279a, S6305 (var.), VM 64/1
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, IIII LIBERALITAS AVGG9 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 202 - 210AD
19.0mm 3.35gr 1h
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: IIII LIBERALITAS AVGG; Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
Rome Mint
RIC 276; Rated Scarce; Cohen 293.
Aorta: 768: B3, O81, R118, T108, M4.
Kairos Numismatic Auction 5, Lot 522
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, LIBERALITAS AVG VI20 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 209AD
21.0 x 19.0mm 3.60gr
O: SEVERVS PIVS AVG; Laureate head, right.
R: LIBERALITAS AVG VI; Liberalitas standing left, holding coin dispenser and cornucopia.
Rome Mint
RIC 278a; RSC 298; Sear 6306; BMC 349.
Aorta: 783: B3, O81, R178, T108, M4.
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Septimus Severus15 viewsSEVERVS PIVS AVG
LIBERALITAS AVG VI
mint :Roma
209 AD
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Sestertius Gordian III Liberalitas avg . III / Sesterce Gordien III Liberalitas avg . III89 viewsAvers : IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Revers : LIBERALITAS AVG III . SC
Mint : Rome

RIC 290 A ; Cohen 143

Weight : 26,5 gr (huge weight for the period)

A very impressive sestertius in hands.
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Severus Alexander (222-235) denarius (AR)18 viewsObv.: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG (Laureate bust of emperor) Rev.: LIBERALITAS AVG (Liberalitas std. holding cornucopia and abacus) Diameter: 19,98 mm Weight: 2,67 g RIC 148

This coin refers to the donative of 222 AD when Severus Alexander was acclaimed augustus.
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Severus Alexander / RIC 28142 viewsDenarius, 222 AD, Antioch mint.
Obv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG / Liberalitas standing, holding abacus and cornucopiae.
4.20 gm., 19 mm.
RIC #281; Sear #7875.
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Severus Alexander Liberalitas RIC 57119 viewsSeverus Alexander, Sestertius, Rome, 229 AD, 30MM, 22.73G, BMCRE 564, Cohen 139, RCV 7972, RIC IV 571,
OBV: IMP SER ALE-XANDER AVG, Laureate head right
REV: LIBERALITS AVGVSTI III SC, Sev seated on carule chair set on daïs,
extending hand to individual standing left, mounting stairs to
receive tessara; Liberalitas standing facing before, holding abacus,
two attendants standing left behind
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Severus Alexander Sestertius10 viewsSeverus Alexander Æ Sestertius. 224 AD. IMP CAES M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate draped bust right / LIBERALITAS AVGVSTI II S-C, Liberalitas standing left with coin counter & cornucopiae.

Ref Severus Alexander AE Sestertius, RIC 567, Cohen 122, BMC 214
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Severus Alexander, 222 - 235 AD 68 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXANDER AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust of Severus Alexander facing right.

Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG, Liberalitas standing holding abacus and cornucopia.

Silver Denarius, Antioch mint, 222 - 223 AD

3.3 grams, 18.5 mm, 180°

RIC IVii 149, RSC 108a, S7875, VM 19
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Severus Alexander.4 viewsSeverus Alexander. AD 222-235. AR Denarius (Rome mint. Proclamation issue, AD 222. IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right / LIBERALITAS AVG, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand and cornucopia in left. RIC IV 148; BMCRE 3-5; RSC 108b. Possibly limes.ecoli
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Tetricus Ier8 viewsLIBERALITAS AVGG ?
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PIETAS AVGG ?
1,70g
13mm
PYL
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Trajan AE Sestertius Congiarvm Tertivm32 viewsTRAJAN. 98-117 AD. Æ Sestertius (31 mm). Struck 107 AD. Laureate bust right, slight drapery on left shoulder / CONGI-ARIVM TERTIVM, Trajan seated left in curule chair on raised daïs, extending hand; official seated before, drawing tessera from container and handing it to figure climbing ladder right and extending hand to receive it; extending hands to receive tessera from figure holding abacus before; statue of Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus, and tripod, on daïs behind. RIC II 469; BMCRE 769; Cohen 45. Kampmann 27.67 F250 VF500.
Ex collection Dr. Reuben Gittes.
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Trajan, RIC 469, Sestertius of AD 107-111 (Third donative)72 viewsÆ Sestertius (24,33g, Ø34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 107-111.
Obv.: IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate bust of Trajan draped over left shoulder facing right.
Rev.: CONGIARIVM TERTIVM (around) S C (in ex.), Trajan seated left on platform, officer seated on a second, lower platform, with Liberalitas statue and tripod; man in toga on steps before the second platform.
RIC 469 [R]; BMC 769; Cohen 45 (Fr.20); MIR 312b (21 spec.); Strack 415; Banti 37 (14 spec.); RHC 102:48
ex Bolaffi Ambassador auction

This issue commemorates the third donative upon Trajan's return to Rome in AD 107 after the second Dacian war.
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Trebonianus Gallus Sestertius138 viewsRIC IVc 113
16.93 g, 29 mm
IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
LIBERALITAS AVGG S-C, Liberalitas standing left with abacus and cornucopiae.
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Valerian - BI antoninianus4 viewsRome
255-256 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG
Liberalitas holding abacus and cornucopia
LIBERALITAS AVGG III
Göbl MIR 69c, RIC V 104, RSC IV 119, SRCV III 9948
2,43g
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Valerian 1 AE Antoninianus24 viewsValerian I Æ Dupondius. 253-256 AD. IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right / LIBERALITAS AVGG S-C, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus in right hand & cradling cornucopiae in left arm.

RIC 185v
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[905a] Marcus Aurelius, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D.137 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS AE [b[Sestertius. RIC 1222. 30mm, 24.5g. Struck at Rome, 177 AD. Obverse: M ANTONINUS AVG GERM SARM TR P XXXI, laureate head right; Reverse: LIBERALITAS AVG VII IMP VIIII COS III P P, Liberalitas standing left holding coin counter & cornucopia, SC in fields. Nice portrait. Ex Incitatus. Photo courtesy of Incitatus.


De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families

Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 161-180)

Herbert W. Benario
Emory University


Introduction and Sources
The Vita of the emperor in the collection known as the Historia Augusta identifies him in its heading as Marcus Antoninus Philosophus, "Marcus Antoninus the Philosopher." Toward the end of the work, the following is reported about him, sententia Platonis semper in ore illius fuit, florere civitates si aut philosophi imperarent aut imperantes philosopharentur (27.7), "Plato's judgment was always on his lips, that states flourished if philosophers ruled or rulers were philosophers." It is this quality of Marcus' character which has made him a unique figure in Roman history, since he was the first emperor whose life was molded by, and devoted to, philosophy (Julian was the second and last). His reign was long and troubled, and in some ways showed the weaknesses of empire which ultimately led to the "Decline and Fall," yet his personal reputation, indeed his sanctity, have never failed of admirers. Contributing to his fame and reputation is a slender volume of Stoic philosophy which served as a kind of diary while he was involved in military campaigns, the Meditations, a book which can be described as an aureus libellus, a little golden book.

The sources for understanding Marcus and his reign are varied but generally disappointing. There is no major historian. The chief literary sources are the biography in the Historia Augusta, as well as those of Hadrian, Antoninus, Verus, and Avidius Cassius. Debate about this collection of imperial biographies has been heated and contentious for more than a century. In all likelihood, it is the work of a single author writing in the last years of the fourth-century. The information offered ranges from the precisely accurate to the wildly imaginative.

Cassius Dio, who wrote in the decade of the 230s, produced a long history of the empire which has survived, for our period, only in an abbreviated version. Fourth century historians, such as Aurelius Victor and Eutropius, occasionally furnish bits of information. Marcus' teacher, Fronto, a distinguished orator and rhetorician, is extremely useful. Papyri, inscriptions, coins, legal writings, and some of the church writers, such as Tertullian, Eusebius, and Orosius, are very important. Archaeology and art history, with their interpretation of monuments, make the history of Marcus' principate literally visible and offer important clues for understanding the context of his actions.

Early Life
He was born M. Annius Verus on April 26, 121, the scion of a distinguished family of Spanish origin (PIR2 A697). His father was Annius Verus (PIR2 A696), his mother Domitia Lucilla (PIR2 D183). His grandfather held his second consulate in that year and went on to reach a third in 126, a rare distinction in the entire history of the principate, and also served Hadrian as city prefect. The youth's education embraced both rhetoric and philosophy; his manner was serious, his intellectual pursuits deep and devoted, so that the emperor Hadrian took an interest in him and called him "Verissimus," "Most truthful," by punning on his name. He received public honors from an early age and seems to have long been in Hadrian's mind as a potential successor. When Hadrian's first choice as successor, L. Ceionius Commodus, died before his adoptive father, the second choice proved more fruitful. The distinguished senator T. Aurelius Fulvus Boionius Arrius Antoninus, from Cisalpine Gaul, did succeed Hadrian, whose arrangements for the succession planned for the next generation as well. He required Antoninus to adopt the young Verus, now to be known as M. Aelius Aurelius Verus, as well as Commodus' son, henceforth known as L. Aelius Aurelius Commodus (PIR2 C606). The former was a bit more than seventeen years old, the latter was eight.

Career under Antoninus Pius
The long tenure of Antoninus Pius proved one of the most peaceful and prosperous in Roman history. The emperor himself was disinclined to military undertakings and never left Italy during his reign. Disturbances to the pax Romana occurred on the fringes of empire. Responses were decisive and successful, with legates in charge in the provinces. As a consequence, neither Caesar gained military experience nor was shown to the armies, a failing which later could have proved decisive and disastrous. Marcus rose steadily through the cursus honorum, holding consulates in 140 and 145, combining magistracies with priesthoods. He received the tribunicia potestas in 147, and perhaps also imperium proconsulare. Yet he never neglected the artes liberals. His closest contacts were with Fronto (c.95-c.160), the distinguished rhetorician and orator. His acquaintance included many other distinguished thinkers, such as Herodes Atticus (c.95-177), the Athenian millionaire and sophist, and Aelius Aristides (117-c.181), two of whose great speeches have survived and which reveal much of the mood and beliefs of the age. Yet it was Epictetus (c.50-c.120) who had the greatest philosophical impact and made him a firm Stoic. In the year 161 Marcus celebrated his fortieth birthday, a figure of noble appearance and unblemished character. He was leading a life which gave him as much honor and glory as he could have desired, probably much more than his private nature enjoyed, yet his life, and that of the empire, was soon to change. The emperor died on March 7, but not before clearly indicating to magistrates and senate alike his desire that Marcus succeed him by having the statue of Fortuna, which had been in his bedroom, transferred to Marcus. There was no opposition, no contrary voice, to his succession. He immediately chose his brother as co-emperor, as Hadrian had planned. From the beginning of the year they were joint consuls and held office for the entire year. Their official titulature was now Imperator Caesar M. Aurelius Antoninus Augustus and Imperator Caesar L. Aurelius Verus Augustus. The military qualities adumbrated by the word Imperator were soon much in demand, for the empire was under pressure in the year 161 in Britain, in Raetia, and in the east, where Parthia once again posed a significant danger.

The Parthian War (161-166)
The incursion in northern Britain and the difficulties along the Danube were soon satisfactorily managed by legates. The danger in the East was of a different magnitude. Tensions between Rome and Parthia had intensified in the last years of Antoninus' reign over control of Armenia, the vast buffer state which had often aroused enmity between the two powers, since each wished to be able to impose a king favorable to its interests. With Antoninus' death and the uncertainty attendant upon a new emperor (in this case two, a dyarchy, for the first time in Rome's history), the Parthian monarch, Vologaeses III, struck rapidly, placed his own candidate upon the Armenian throne, and inflicted severe setbacks upon the Roman forces sent to oppose him. Marcus decided to send his colleague Lucius Verus, whose imperial prestige would underscore the seriousness of the empire's response. Verus lacked military experience and was sorely lacking in the attributes of leadership and command; further, he was notorious for being chiefly interested in amusements and luxury. But Marcus surrounded him with several of the best generals at the empire's disposal, chief among them Avidius Cassius (c.130-175) (PIR2 A1402). From 162 on, Rome's successes and conquests were extensive and decisive. Most of Parthia's significant cities and strongholds, such as Seleucia and Ctesiphon, were stormed and destroyed, and the army's movements eastward recalled the movements of Alexander the Great some five centuries earlier. By 166, Parthia had capitulated and a Roman nominee sat on the Armenian throne. The victory appeared to be the most decisive since Trajan's conquest of Dacia, but, when Verus returned to Italy with his triumphant army, there came also a devastating plague, which had enormous effect on all provinces.
As is the case with all ancient diseases, it is almost impossible to identify this one. In all likelihood, however, it was smallpox; how severe the toll was is debated. Clearly, it cast a pall over the triumph celebrated by the two emperors, who were honored with the titles Armeniacus and Parthicus. The last years of this decade were dominated by efforts to overcome the plague and provide succour to its victims. But already in 166, the German tribes smashed the Danubian limes, threatening the empire's stability and even existence, more than Parthia had ever done. The first campaigns were punctuated by the death of Verus in 169, leaving Marcus as sole emperor. And so began the most difficult period of his life.

The German Wars
Early in 169, the Marcomanni and Quadi crossed the Danube, penetrated the intervening provinces, and entered Italy. The culmination of their onslaught was a siege of Aquileia. The effect upon the inhabitants of the peninsula was frightful. This was the first invasion of Italy since the late second century B.C., when the Cimbri and Teutones had been separately crushed by Marius. Perhaps more vivid in the collective imagination was the sack of Rome by the Gauls in 387, when the city was saved only by the payment of ransom.
The two emperors hastened north, after a rapid mobilization of forces, which included the drafting of slaves, since the manpower potential of the empire had been so impaired by the consequences of the plague and the losses and troop commitments in the East. Verus died while in the north; Marcus returned to Rome with the body and gave his brother full honors. He then turned north again and began his counterattacks against the barbarians. He did not know it at the time, but he was destined to spend most of his remaining years on the northern frontier. The only interlude was caused by revolt in the east.

We have no record of Marcus' ultimate intentions in these campaigns, yet the various stages were clear. First and foremost, the enemy had to be driven out of Italy and then into their own territory beyond the Danube. He strove to isolate the tribes and then defeat them individually, so that the ultimate manpower superiority of the empire and its greater skill in warfare and logistics could more easily be brought to bear. It was a successful strategy, as one tribe after another suffered defeat and reestablished ties with Rome. But it was a time-consuming and expensive operation, requiring the recruitment of two new legions, II Italica and III Italica, the construction of many new camps, such as the legionary fortress at Regensburg, with success accruing year by year. He intended to create two new provinces, Marcomannia and Sarmatia, thereby eliminating the Hungarian Plain and the headwaters of the Elbe as staging areas for invasion.

This steady, slow progress was interrupted in 175 by the action of the distinguished general Avidius Cassius, governor of Syria, who claimed the empire for himself. Whether he responded to a rumor of Marcus' death or, as gossip had it, conspired with Marcus' wife, the emperor's response was quick and decisive. Leaving the northern wars, he traveled to the East, but Avidius was killed before Marcus arrived in the region. After spending time settling affairs and showing himself to some of the provinces, with particular attention shown to Athens, where he was initiated into the Eleusinian mysteries, as Hadrian and Verus had been. He returned to Italy and soon answered the call to duty once more on the northern frontier. He took with him as colleague his son Commodus, now merely sixteen years old but already long since marked out as his father's intended successor. The military campaigns proved successful, but in the spring of 180, when Marcus died, at least one more year of warfare was necessary for the attainment of the grand enterprise. Marcus recommended to Commodus continuation of the war, but the new emperor was eager to return to Rome and the ease and luxury of the imperial court and entered into a peace agreement. Never again was Rome to hold the upper hand in its dealings with the Germanic tribes beyond the now reestablished borders of the empire.

Administrative and Religious Policy
Marcus was a conscientious and careful administrator who devoted much attention to judicial matters. His appointments to major administrative positions were for the most part admirable. Difficult tasks were put in the charge of the most capable men; he was not afraid of comparison with his subordinates. Social mobility continued as it had been under his predecessors, with men from the provinces advancing into the upper echelons of the Roman aristocracy. Those of humble birth could make a good career; such a one was Pertinax (126-193), a gifted general, who in early 193 became emperor for a space of less than three months.

The judicial administration of Italy was put in the hands of iuridici, who represented the emperor and thus spoke with his authority. This was a practice which had been established by Hadrian but had been allowed to lapse by Antoninus. The centralization of government continued apace. The imperial finances were sorely stretched by the almost continuous wars. Trajan had brought great wealth, Decebalus' treasure, into the empire after his conquest of Dacia. No such profit awaited Marcus. When preparing for the northern wars, he auctioned off much of the imperial palace's valuables. In spite of the enormous expenses of war, Commodus found ample funds upon his accession as sole emperor for his expenditures and amusements.

Although Marcus was a devoted thinker and philosopher, he was deeply religious, at least outwardly. The state cult received full honor, and he recognized the validity of other people's beliefs, so that the variety of religions in the vast extent of the empire caused no difficulties for inhabitants or government, with one significant exception. The Christians were not hampered by any official policy; indeed the impact of the church spread enormously in the second century. Yet their availability as scapegoats for local crises made them subject to abuse or worse. There was violence against them in 167, and perhaps the worst stain on Marcus' principate stemmed from the pogrom of Christians in Lugdunum in southern France in 177. He did not cause it, nor, on the other hand, did he or his officials move to stop it. Indeed, Tertullian called him a friend of Christianity. Yet the events were a precursor of what would come in the century and a quarter which followed.

Building Programs and Monuments
Many of Marcus' predecessors transformed the face of the capital with their building programs, either by the vast range of their undertaking or by the extraordinary significance of individual monuments. Others did very little to leave a tangible mark. Marcus fell into the latter group. There is record of very few monuments for which he and his brother were responsible. Very early in their reign they honored the deceased Antoninus with a column in the Campus Martius, no longer in situ but largely surviving. The shaft, which seems not to have been sculpted, was used for the restoration of Augustus' obelisk, now in Piazza Montecitorio, in the eighteenth century. The base, which was sculpted on all four sides, is now on display in the Vatican Museum. The chief feature is the apotheosis of the emperor and his long deceased wife, the elder Faustina, as they are borne to heaven. Also presented on this relief are two eagles and personifications of the goddess Roma and of the Campus Martius, represented as a young male figure.

There were three arches which commemorated the military achievements of the two emperors. No trace has been found of an early monument to Verus. Two arches later honored Marcus, both of which have disappeared but have left significant sculptural remains. The eight rectangular reliefs preserved on the Arch of Constantine came from one arch. Similarly, the three reliefs displayed in the stairwell of the Conservatori Museum on the Capitoline Hill came from another. One relief has disappeared from the latter monument.

Certainly the best known monument of Marcus' principate is the column, which rises from Piazza Colonna. It is twin to Trajan's column in height and design, although the artistic craftsmanship of the reliefs which envelop the shaft is much inferior. The subject is Marcus' campaigns against the Marcomanni and Sarmati in the years 172-75. The most interesting panel represents the famous rainstorm, when the army, overwhelmed by drought, was suddenly saved by the divine intervention of rain. Although begun in the latter part of the decade, the column was not completed until 193, when Septimius Severus had become emperor.

The famous equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius, which survived the centuries near San Giovanni in Laterano because the rider was identified as Constantine, no longer greets the visitor to the Capitoline, where Michelangelo had placed it in the sixteenth century. It was removed in the 1980s because pollution was destroying it. After careful treatment and restoration, it is now displayed within the museum, with a replica placed in the center of the piazza.

Although outside Rome, mention should be made of the monumental frieze commemorating Lucius Verus' victory over the Parthians in 165. It was an ornament of the city of Ephesus; the extensive sculptural remains are now in the Ephesus Museum in Vienna.

Family
As part of Hadrian's plans for his succession, when Ceionius Commodus was his choice, Marcus was betrothed to the latter's daughter. But when Ceionius died and Antoninus became Hadrian's successor, that arrangement was nullified and Marcus was chosen for the Emperor's daughter, the younger Faustina (PIR2 A716). She had been born in 129, was hence eight years younger than he. They were married in 145; the marriage endured for thirty years. She bore him thirteen children, of whom several died young; the most important were a daughter, Lucilla, and a son Commodus. Lucilla was deployed for political purposes, married first to Lucius Verus in 164, when she was seventeen, and then, after his death, to Claudius Pompeianus Quintianus of Antioch, a much older man who was an important associate of her father /ii]PIR2 C973). Commodus became joint-emperor with his father in 177 and three years later ruled alone.

Faustina's reputation suffered much abuse. She was accused of employing poison and of murdering people, as well as being free with her favors with gladiators, sailors, and also men of rank, particularly Avidius Cassius. Yet Marcus trusted her implicitly and defended her vigorously. She accompanied him on several campaigns and was honored with the title mater castrorum. She was with him in camp at Halala in southern Cappadocia in the winter of 175 when she died in an accident. Marcus dedicated a temple to her honor and had the name of the city changed to Faustinopolis.

Death and Succession
In early 180, while Marcus and Commodus were fighting in the north, Marcus became ill. Which disease carried him off we do not know, but for some days Marcus took no food or drink, being now eager to die. He died on March 17, in the city of Vindobona, although one source reports that it was in Sirmium. His ashes were brought to Rome and placed in Hadrian's mausoleum. Commodus succeeded to all power without opposition, and soon withdrew from the war, thereby stymieing his father's designs and ambitions. It was a change of rulers that proved disastrous for people and empire. Dio called the succession a change from a golden kingdom to one of iron and rust.

Reputation
Gibbon called Marcus "that philosophic monarch," a combination of adjective and noun which sets Marcus apart from all other Roman emperors. His renown has, in subsequent centuries, suffered little, although he was by no means a "perfect" person. He was perhaps too tolerant of other people's failings, he himself used opium. The abundance of children whom his wife bore him included, alas, a male who was to prove one of Rome's worst rulers. How much better it would have been if Marcus had had no son and had chosen a successor by adoption, so that the line of the five good emperors, Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus, Marcus, could have been extended. It was not to be, and for that Marcus must accept some responsibility.

Yet he was a man of ability and a sense of duty who sacrificed his own delights and interests to the well-being of the state. He was capax imperii, he did his best, and history has been kind to him. As Hamlet said to Horatio, when awaiting the appearance of the ghost of his father,

"He was a man! Take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again." (I 2, 187-88)

His memory remains vivid and tactile because of the famous column, the equestrian statue, and his slender volume of thoughts, written in Greek, the Meditations, from which I choose two quotations with which to conclude:

"If mind is common to us, then also the reason, whereby we are reasoning beings, is common. If this be so, then also the reason which enjoins what is to be done or left undone is common. If this be so, law also is common; if this be so, we are citizens; if this be so, we are partakers in one constitution; if this be so, the Universe is a kind of Commonwealth." (4.4)

"At dawn of day, when you dislike being called, have this thought ready: 'I am called to man's labour; why then do I make a difficulty if I am going out to do what I was born to do and what I was brought into the world for?'" (5.1; both in Farquharson's translation)

Copyright (C) 2001, Herbert W. Benario.
Published: De Imperatoribus Romanis: An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Rulers and their Families http://www.roman-emperors.org/startup.htm. Used by permission.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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