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40 viewsDOMITIAN - Æ As - 90/91 AD.
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P, laureate head right
Rev.: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, S C across field, Virtus standing right, holding parazonium and sceptre, left foot on helmet.
Gs. 9 mm. 26,8
Maxentius
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97 viewsSeverus Alexander, AR Denarius, 228-231, Rome
Obverse: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG
Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG
Virtus, helmeted, right breast exposed, standing left, Victory in right hand, left hand resting on shield, spear against left arm
18mm x 20mm, 3.29g
RIC IV, Part II, 220 (C)
Note: purchased from Beast Coins October 2007. Zack indicated that It was one of the first ancient coins he ever owned and bought it from David Vagi at the Mid-America Coin Show in 2000 along with 14 other pieces
3 commentspaul1888
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30 viewsPostumus, Principal Mint, sestertius

IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right
Weight 17.35g
Adrianus
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108 viewsMarcus Aurelius. Sestertius.
Reign: Emperor, A.D. 161-180
Denomination: Æ Sestertius.
Diameter: 31 mm.
Weight: 25.46 grams.
Mint: Struck in Rome, A.D. 158-9.
Obverse: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG. PII F. Head, bare, right, bust draped and cuirassed.
Reverse: TR. POT. XIII COS. II S. C. Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.
Reference: RIC (A. Pius) 187, 1349b. Cohen 741.
Ex Richard Graham Collection, Schulman Sale, June, 1966, #1896.
paul1888
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35 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS Sestertius Rome Mint
32.4mm, 28.7 grams

OBV: AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII FIL, Bare head of Marcus right.
REV: VIRTVS COS II, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.
RIC-III-1252 (Rome Mint)
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24 viewsDetail of shield decorated with Emperor on horseback charging left, holding spear appearing to impale bound captive seated left.gordian_guy
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Claudius II Gothicus, RIC 110 Rome25 views
September 268 - August or September 270 CE
antoninianus, RIC V 110, Rome mint, 3.2g, 20.1mm,
Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTUS AUGUSTI, Virtus helmeted and wearing military gear stands left, waving a branch of laurel in right hand and holding a spear in the left hand, at his feet to the left is his shield. Episilon in right field.
NORMAN K
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1 Gordian III23 viewsGORDIAN III
AR Antonianus, Rome Mint
240 AD

O: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

R: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing front, head left, in military dress, holding branch and spear, shield resting against right foot

RIC IV-3 71; Cohen 388; Sear (5) 8669
Sosius
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1 Gordian III16 viewsGORDIAN III
AR Antonianus, Rome Mint
240 AD

O: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

R: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing front, head left, in military dress, holding branch and inverted spear, shield resting against right foot

RIC IV-3 71 (var. due to inverted spear?); Cohen 388; Sear (5) 8669
Sosius
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12 Domitian AE As33 viewsDOMITIAN
AE As, 90-92 AD

O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P, laureate head right

R: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, Virtus standing right with spear & parazonium.

Cohen 655, RIC 650
RI0029
Sosius
Marcus_Aurelius_RIC_473.jpg
18 Marcus Aurelius - as Caesar10 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS
as Caesar
AR Denarius.
AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, draped bust right / TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left with parazonium & spear.
RSC 721, RIC 473[pius], sear5 #4793
RI0103
Sosius
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18 Marcus Aurelius - as Caesar17 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS
As Caesar
AR Denarius.
AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, draped bust right / TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left with parazonium & spear.
RSC 721, RIC 473[pius], sear5 #4793
RI0104
Sosius
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18275 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "VIRTVS AVGGG"
Mars stg right, leaning on shield, spear in hand
London mint
S/P//MLXXI
RIC 182
mauseus
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2 Philip I10 viewsPhilip I
AR Antoninianus. Antioch mint, 244 AD.

IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P M, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Virtus standing right, holding spear & leaning hand on shield.

RIC 71, RSC 243.
Sosius
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43742 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE Antoninianus
Obv: "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: "VIRTVS AVG"
Mars standing right leaning on shield
Colchester mint
-/-//CXXI
RIC 437
mauseus
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52734 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE antoninianus
Obv "IMP C CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "VIRTVS AVG"
Mars walking right holding spear (and shield?)
S/C//-
Uncertain mint
RIC 527
mauseus
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906ff17 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE Antoninianus
Obv: "[VIRT CARAV]SI AVG"
Helmeted cuirassed bust left
Rev: "[P]AX [AVG]"
Virtus standing left holding spear and reesting on shield
Unmarked mint
RIC - (cf 906ff)
mauseus
Aureolus_RIC_Milan_388.jpg
Gallic 1.5 Aureolus11 viewsAUREOLUS
Rebel general, in name of Postumus
AE Antoninianus, Milan Mint
IMP POSTVMVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust r. / VIRTVS EQVIT, Virtus walking right, carrying spear and shield, T in exergue
RIC V-II Milan 388,;de Witte 363; Sear (1988) 3135
Sosius
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RIC.27b Honorius (Siliqua, Vot X Mvlt XV)7 viewsHonorius, western roman emperor (393-423)
Siliqua : Virtus exerciti (388-402, Milan mint)

silver, 16 mm diameter, 1.47 g, die axis: 7 h

A/ D N HONORI-VS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ VOT / X / MVLT / XVL, MDPS in exergue; in wreath

RIC.IX 27b(R4) or RIC.X 1225(R3)
Droger
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RIC.61? Honorius (AE3, Virtus Exerciti)17 viewsHonorius, western roman emperor (393-423)
Nummus AE3 : Virtus exerciti (395-401, Constantinople mint)

bronze, 18 mm diameter, 2,31 g, die axis: 12 h

A/ D N HONORI-VS P F AVG; pearl diademed, draped & cuirassed bust right
R/ VIRTVS-EXERCITI/CONSΓ in exergue; Emperor standing facing in military uniform, being crowned by Victory
Droger
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(0253) VALERIAN28 views253 - 260 AD
AE 20 mm max., 3.79 g
O: IMP CP LIC VALERIANVS PF AVG, Radiate draped bust of Valerian right.
R: VIRTUS AVGG, Valerian I and Gallienus standing, facing each other; emperor on left holding scepter and globe and one on right holding Victory and spear
Antioch mint, RIC 293
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(0268) CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS20 views268 - 270 AD
AE 19 mm, 2.51 g
O: IMP C CLAVDIVS PF AVG Radiate head right
R: VIRTVS AVG Virtus standing left holding branch and spear.
Rome Mint; RIC V 109
laney
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(0268) CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS11 views268 - 270 AD
Billon antoninianus, silvered. 17 X 19 mm; 2.27 g
O: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate draped bust right
R: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus (Mars) standing left, holding branch and sceptre, shield left at feet
Rome mint; cf RIC 109
laney
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(0282) CARUS16 views282 - 283 AD
Billon AE 22 mm 3.49 g
O: IMP CARVS PF AVG radiate cuirassed bust right
R: VIRTVS AVGG Virtue standing left resging hand on shield and holding spear; KAG in exe
Rome mint
laney
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(12) DOMITIAN48 viewsDOMITIAN
81 - 96 AD
Struck 86 AD
AE As
29.5 MM 10.4 G
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, Laureate bust right
R:VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C, Virtus standing right
RIC II 340
laney
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(12) DOMITIAN31 views81 - 96 AD
AE As 27 X 28 mm 7.17 g
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS VX CENS PER PP Laureate bust right
R: Virtue standing right holding spear and parazonium S-C
Rome RIC 393
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-R-19-01 – Mn. AQUILLIUS Mn.f.Mn.n. (71 A.C.)29 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA,
Denario Aserrado/dentado Forrado 19x17 mm 3.1 gr

Anv: Busto vestido y con yelmo de Virtus, viendo a derecha – ”VIRTVS” adelante y ”III VIR” detrás.
Es la primer aparición en la amonedación del título de Triunviro de un Monetario.
Rev: Guerrero (Mn. Aquillius, Cónsul en el 101 A.C.) de pié de frente, viendo a la derecha, portando un escudo y levantando la figura de Sicilia que está caída hacia la izquierda., "MN AQVIL” (MN en monograma),en campo derecho, "MN F MN N” (ambas MN en monograma),en campo izquierdo y ”SICIL” en el exergo.

Este denario refiere a los éxitos en Sicilia de Man. Aquillius (Cónsul en el 101 A.C.) y el excepcional valor demostrado por Este durante toda la guerra.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #336 Pag.135 - Craw RRC #401/1 - Syd CRR #798 - BMCRR #3364-9 - RSC Vol.1 Aquillia 2 Pag.16
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012. Domitian26 viewsDomitian Æ As. Struck 87 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PERP P, laureate bust right wearing aegis / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C, Virtus standing right, left foot on a helmet, with spear & parazonium. Cohen 650.

Uncleaned, Flaky patina prevents anymore cleaning.

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012. Domitian45 viewsDupondius. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P, laureate head right / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C, Virtus standing right with spear & parazonium. Cohen 657.

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0179 - Nummus Constantine II 320-1 AC18 viewsObv/ CONSTANTINVS IVN NC, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of C. l.
Rev/ VIRTVS EXERCIT, standard with VOT XX inscribed, cautives on both sides; PLON in ex.

AE, 18.9 mm, 3.38 g
Mint: Londinium.
RIC VII/290 [S]
ex-Artemide Aste, auction colln. English Gentleman, lot 504
dafnis
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024. Caracalla 211-217. AR Denarius. 64 viewsRome mint. AR Denarius.

Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT

Laureate and draped bust of Caracalla to right.

Rev: PONTIF TR P XIIII COS III

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

RIC 191.

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024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0709, RIC II(1962) 0397, AE-As, Rome, VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, S-C, Virtus standing right, #1271 views024c Domitian (69-81 A.D. Caesar, 81-96 A.D. Augustus), RIC 0709, RIC II(1962) 0397, AE-As, Rome, VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, S-C, Virtus standing right, #1
avers:- IMP-CAES-DOMIT-AVG-GERM-COS-XV-CENS-PER-P-P, Laureate head of Domitian right.
revers:- VIRTVTI-AVGVSTI, Virtus standing right, holding parazonium and sceptre, left foot on helmet, S-C across the field.
exe: S/C//--, diameter: 26,5-28mm, weight: 11,48g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 90-91 A.D., ref: RIC 0709, RIC II(1962) 0397 p-203, C 656, BMC 452
Q-001
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027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0334., Rome, AR-Denarius, PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, Virtus standing right, Legendvariation,336 views027 Traianus (98-117 A.D.), RIC II 0334, Rome, AR-Denarius, PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, Virtus standing right, Legendvariation,
avers: IMP-CAES-NER-TRAIAN-OPTIM-AVG-GERM-DAC, Laureate, draped bust right.
revers: PARTHICO-P-M-TR-P-COS-VI-P-P-S-P-Q-R, Virtus standing right, holding spear and parazonium, foot on helmet.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight:3,37g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 114-117 A.D., ref: RIC-334, p-268, C-, Legend variation!
Q-001
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03. Gordian II / RIC 3.44 viewsDenarius, March - April 238, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG / Laureate bust of Gordian II.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG / Virtus standing, hand of shield, leaning on spear.
2.90 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #3; Sear #8467.
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035 - Domitian Ae AS - RIC II new 50048 viewsObv:– IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER PP, laureate bust right with aegis
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C, Virtus standing right, holding spear & parazonium
Minted in Rome. A.D. 86
Reference:– RIC II new 500

Somewhat corroded reverse otherwise a pleasing example.
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035 - Domitian As - RIC 39742 viewsObv:– IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P, Laureate head Right
Rev:– VIRTVTI AVGVSTI, S C, Virtus standing right, holding parazonium and sceptre, left foot on helmet
Minted in Rome. A.D. 91
Reference:– BMC 452. Cohen 656. RIC 397
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035 VOLUSIAN14 viewsEMPEROR: Volusian
DENOMINATION: Antoninianus
OBVERSE: IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right
REVERSE: VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting left on shield at front
DATE: 251-253 AD
MINT: Milan
WEIGHT: 2.88 g
RIC: 206
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #161 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #1
avers: AVRELIVS-CAES-ANTON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers: TR-POT-XI-COS-II, Virtus standing left, holding parazonium and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,33g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 155-157 A.D., ref: RIC-III-473 (Ant. Pius), p-88, C-721, BMCRE-893, Sear-,
Q-001
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #283 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #2
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAES-AN-TON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers:- TR-P-OT-XI-COS-II, Virtus standing left, holding parazonium and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,2-17,0mm, weight: 3,12g, axis: 0h,
mint: Rome, date: 155-157 A.D., ref: RIC-III-473 (Ant. Pius), p-88, C-721, BMCRE-893, Sear-,
Q-001
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037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #373 views037a Marcus Aurelius (139-161 A.D. as Caesar, 161-180 A.D. as Augustus), RIC III 0473 (Ant. Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left, #3
avers:- AVRELIVS-CAES-AN-TON-AVG-P-II-F, Bare head right.
revers:- TR-P-OT-XI-COS-II, Virtus standing left, holding parazonium and spear.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 2,62g, axis: 7h,
mint: Rome, date: 155-157 A.D., ref: RIC-III-473 (Ant. Pius), p-88, C-721, Sear-,
Q-002
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039 - Trajan denarius - RIC 33415 viewsObv:– IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate & draped bust right
Rev:– PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Virtus standing right, holding spear and parazonium, foot on helmet
Minted in Rome. A.D. 116
Reference:– RIC II 334. RSC 193
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044 - Hadrian denarius - RIC -43 viewsDenarius
Obv:- HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P bare head right
Rev:- COS III, Virtus,standing right, holding scepter and parazonium; left foot raised, resting on helmet.
Unknown Eastern Mint. Bust style is very well executed and good enough to be from Rome.
Reference:- RIC -, cf RSC 355, cf BMC Page 380 #25 (Vienna) (draped bare head bust right) same reverse die though the image is very grainy.
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 197, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIII COS III P P, Virtus standing left, #1118 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 197, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIII COS III P P, Virtus standing left, #1
avers:- SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right.
revers:- P M TR P XIII COS III P P, Virtus standing left, holding Victory and spear.
exe: -/-//--, diameter: 19-20mm, weight: 2,91g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 205 A.D.,ref: RIC IV-I 197, p-117, C-470,
Q-001
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 197, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIII COS III P P, Virtus standing left, #2220 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 197, Rome, AR-Denarius, P M TR P XIII COS III P P, Virtus standing left, #2
avers: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate bust right.
reverse: P M TR P XIII COS III P P, Virtus standing left, holding Victory and spear.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 18,0-19,0mm, weight: 3,03g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 205 A.D.,ref: RIC IV-I 197, p-117, C-470,
Q-002
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049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 431A, Emesa (Antioch), AR-Denarius, VIRTVTIE-AVG, Emperor standing left, Scarce!91 views049 Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), RIC IV-I 431A, Emesa (Antioch), AR-Denarius, VIRTVTIE-AVG, Emperor standing left, Scarce!
avers:- IMP-CAEL-SEP-SEV-PERT-AVG-COS II, Laurate bust right.
revers:- VIRTVTI(or E)-AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear in right hand, parazonium in left.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 2,21g, axis: 2h ,
mint: Emesa (Antioch), date: 194-195 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I- 431, p-149, BMC 403, RSC 771, Scarce !,
Q-001
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 112, Rome, AR-Denarius, PONTIF TR P XII COS III, Virtus standing76 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 112, Rome, AR-Denarius, PONTIF TR P XII COS III, Virtus standing
avers:- ANTONINVS-PIVS-AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- PONTIF-TR-P-XII-COS-III, Virtus standing half-right with foot on helmet, spear and parazonium.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 19,5 mm, weight: 3,22g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 209 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-I-112, p-, C-464, Scarce !
Q-001
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051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 354, Laodiceia, AR-Denarius, VIRT AVG G, Virtus standing left, 109 views051 Caracalla (196-198 A.D. Caesar, 198-217 A.D. Augustus ), RIC IV-I 354, Laodiceia, AR-Denarius, VIRT AVG G, Virtus standing left,
avers: ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, Youthful bust of Caracalla laureate, draped and cuirassed to right seen from behind.
reverse: VIR T AVG G, Virtus standing left, holding Victory in right hand, reversed spear in left.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,4-19,0mm, weight: 3,05g, axis: 0h,
mint: Laodiceia, date: 199-200 A.D., ref: RIC IV-I 354, RSC 664a, BMCRE 710, SEV 401(Barry P. Murphy),
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 03931 viewsObv:–L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP III, Laureate head right
Rev:– VIRT AVG TR P II COS II P P, Virtus, helmeted, standing left, holding Victory and reversed spear
Minted in Rome. A.D. 194
Reference:– RIC 39 (Scarce). RSC 755
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064 - Septimius Severus Denarius - RIC 03920 viewsDenarius
Obv:– L SEP SEV PE-RT AVG IMP III. Laureate head right
Rev:– VIRT AVG TR P II COS II P P, Virtus, helmeted, standing left, holding Victory and reversed spear
Minted in Rome. A.D. 194
Reference(s) – RIC IV 39 (Rated Scarce); BMCRE 73A. RSC 755.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 171a47 viewsObv:– SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev:– VIRT AVGG, Virtus standing left, holding Victory, spear and shield.
Minted in Rome 200 A.D.
References:– VM 172, RIC 171a, RSC 761
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 171a26 viewsObv:– SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, Laureate head right
Rev:– VIRT AVGG, Virtus standing left, holding Victory, spear and shield.
Minted in Rome 200 A.D.
References:– VM 172, RIC 171a, RSC 761
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 43134 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
Rev:– VIRTV-T-E AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear in right hand, parazonium in left
Minted in Emesa, A.D 194 - 195
References:– BMC 403, RIC 431 (Scarce), RSC 771
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 431a19 viewsObv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right
Rev:– VIRTVTE AVG, Virtus standing left, holding Victory in right hand, inverted spear in left
Minted in Emesa. A.D. 194 - 195
Reference:– BMCRE W404 (plate 17.12, same reverse die and quite possibly the same obverse die). RIC 431a (Rated Rare, citing RD, p 106). RSC 771a.
RD contained 1 specimen.

BMCRE notes that the obverse legend break is unknown due to missing middle of legend and the RD coin is noted as having the right hand of the obverse legend missing.
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 18727 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate bust right
Rev:– P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Virtus standing half-right, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonim
Minted in Rome
Reference:– RIC 187. RSC 186.
Harshly cleaned by the look of it but nice details on Virtus.
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 19123 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate bust right
Rev:– PONTIF TR P XIIII COS III, Virtus standing right, resting foot on helmet, holding spear
Minted in Rome. A.D. 209
Reference:– RIC 191. RCV02 6869. RSC 494.
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066 - Caracalla denarius - RIC 35460 viewsObv:– ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS, Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRT AVGG, Virtus standing left, holding Victory and reverse spear.
Minted in Laodicea ad Mare. A.D. 200.
Reference:– RIC 354 (Scarce). RCV02 6902. RSC 664a.
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07. Carausius.21 viewsAntoninianus, 287-293, Colchester mint.
Obverse: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG / Radiate bust of Carausius.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG / Virtus standing, with spear and shield.
Mint mark: C in exergue.
4.05 gm., 25 mm.
RIC vol. V, part 2, #437; Sear unlisted.
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - Antioch Unlisted reverse - Errored reverse legend44 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– VIRVS (sic) AVG, Virtus standing right, holding reversed spear and victory

This reverse type is unlisted from Antioch though a couple of examples are now known of the type. This one also has VIRVS in place of VIRTVS.
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077 - Severus Alexander denarius - Unlisted Antioch63 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– VIRVS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding reversed spear and victory

Unlisted

This reverse type is not known for Antioch.
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077 - Severus Alexander, Denarius - RIC 22114 viewsObv:– IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Virtus seated left holding branch and sceptre or inverted spear
Minted in Rome. 228-231 A.D.
Reference(s) – Cohen 590. RIC 221. RSC 580
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087 - Gordian III Antoninianus - RIC 00650 viewsObv:– IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Virtus, in military dress, standing half left, holding spear and resting hand on shield
Minted in Rome. First Issue. End July A.D. 238 – End July A.D. 239
Reference:– Van Meter 63, RIC 6, RSC 381
Weight 4.51 gms
Dimensions 22.28mm
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087 - Gordian III Antoninianus - RIC 00647 viewsObv:– IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Virtus, in military dress, standing half left, holding spear and resting hand on shield
Minted in Rome. First Issue. End July A.D. 238 – End July A.D. 239
Reference:– Van Meter 63, RIC 6, RSC 381
Weight 4.56 gms
Dimensions 21.71mm
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087 - Gordian III Antoninianus - RIC 03946 viewsObv:– IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Virtus, in military dress, standing half left, holding branch and spear, shield rests on right foot
Minted in Rome.
Reference:– RIC 39, RSC 383
Weight 4.51 gms
Dimensions 22.59mm
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087 - Gordian III, Sestertius - RIC 273a26 viewsObv:– IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, S-C, Virtus standing left, holding palm branch and spear; at feet, shield.
Minted in Rome. Third Issue A.D. 240
Reference:– Cohen 384. RIC 273a.

Weight 15.31g. 30.91mm.
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 668var., Göbl 1617.l, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, Crescent/-//--, VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, #163 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), Sole Reign, RIC V-I 668var., Göbl 1617.l, Antioch, AE-Antoninianus, Crescent/-//--, VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, #1
avers: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped cuirassed bust right.
reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, resting the right hand on shield at feet left and holding spear in left hand. Crescent in the left field.
exergue: Crescent/-//--, diameter: 20,5-21,0mm, weight: 3,49g, axis: 11h,
mint: Antioch, date: ? A.D., ref: RIC V-I 668var., p-, Göbl 1617.l, Sear -,
Q-001
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092-094 AD., Domitian, Rome mint, As, Virtus, RIC 409.115 viewsDomitian, Rome mint, 92-94 AD.,
Æ As (25-27 mm / 10.98 g),
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P , radiate head of Domitian right.
Rev.: VIRTVTI - AVGVSTI / S - C , Virtus standing right, holding spear and parazonium, left foot on helmet.
RIC 409 ; C 658 .

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097 Hadrian Denarius 134-38 AD Virtus standing eastern mint16 viewsReference.
Strack 45; cf C. 355, cf BMC Page 380 #25 (Vienna)cf RIC 337

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
bare head right

Rev. COS III
Virtus, standing right, holding scepter and parazonium; left foot raised, resting on helmet.

2.70 gr
18 mm
6h

Note.
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098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), Mediolanum, RIC V-II 388 (Postumus), AE-Antoninianus, -/-//T, VIRTVS EQVIT, Virtus advancing right, #178 views098a Aureolus (267-268 A.D.), Mediolanum, RIC V-II 388 (Postumus), AE-Antoninianus, -/-//T, VIRTVS EQVIT, Virtus advancing right, #1
avers: IMP POSTVMVS AVG, In the name of Postumus. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right. Attributed by Alföldi to Aureolus.
reverse: VIRTVS EQVIT, Virtus advancing right, holding spear and shield.
exergue: -/-//T, diameter: 18,0-19,0 mm, weight: 2,57g, axes:11h,
mint: Mediolanum, date: 267-268 A.D.,
ref: RIC V-II 388(Postumus), RSC 441 (Postumus),
Q-001
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101 - Volusian Antoninianus - RIC 18767 viewsObv:– IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing, head left, holding shield and spear; star in right field
Reference:– Van Meter 101/2. RIC 187, RSC 88
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103846 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “VIRTVS AVG”
Virtus standing right leaning on shield
Unmarked mint
RIC 1038
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103839 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
Antoninianus
Obv “.....CARAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “VIRTVS AVG”
Virtus standing right holding spear and leaning on shield
Unmarked Mint
RIC 1038
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103820 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “VIRTVS AVG”
Virtus standing right holding spear and leaning on shield
Unmarked Mint
RIC 1038
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104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0203 (Estiot), RIC V-I 109, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG, -/-//--, Virtus standing left,123 views104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0203 (Estiot), RIC V-I 109, Rome, AE-Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG, -/-//--, Virtus standing left,
avers:-IMP-C-CLAVDIVS-AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right, (B1).
revers: VIRT-VS-AVG, Virtus standing left, holding olive branch in right hand and spear (sometimes pointing down) in left hand, on the left, a shield rests against his leg, (Virtus 4b).
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-20mm, weight: 3,70g, axes: 7 h,
mint: Rome, iss-1, off-5, date: 268-269 A.D., ref: T-0203 (Estiot), RIC V-I 109,
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104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0966 (Estiot), RIC V-I 254, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG, -/-//SPQR, Virtus standing left,66 views104 Claudius II. (268-270 A.D.), T-0966 (Estiot), RIC V-I 254, Cyzicus, AE-Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG, -/-//SPQR, Virtus standing left,
avers:- IMP-CLAVDIVS-P-F-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, seen from rear, (D2). Obverse mark: •••,
revers:- VIRTV-S-AVG, Virtus stg. l., holding shield which rests on ground in r. hand and spear in l. hand., (Virtus1).
exerg: -/-//SPQR, diameter: 21mm, weight: 3,84g, axes: 5h,
mint: Cyzicus, iss-3, Ph-2, off-3, date: 269-270 A.D., ref: T-0966 (Estiot), RIC V-I 254var, Alf:1938, 31.10,
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104228 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP C M CARAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “VIRTVS AVG”
Virtus standing right leaning on shield
Unmarked mint
RIC 1042
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104730 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP CARAVSIVS [.......]”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “VIRTVS AVG”
Virtus standing left leaning on shield
Unmarked mint
RIC 1047
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1047cf44 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP CARAVSIVS PF AV”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “VIRTVS AVG”
Virtus standing left leaning on shield
Unmarked mint
RIC - (cf 1047)
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105 - Volusian Antoninianus - RIC 20611 viewsObv:- IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG, Radiate draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev:- VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting left on shield at front
Reference:– RIC 206. RSC 133.
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105. Marcus Aurelius41 viewsMarcus Aurelius

The joint succession may have been motivated by military exigency. During his reign Marcus Aurelius was almost constantly at war with various peoples outside the Empire. Germanic tribes and other peoples launched many raids along the long European border, particularly into Gaul — Germans, in turn, may have been under attack from more warlike tribes farther east. In Asia, a revitalized Parthian Empire renewed its assault. A highly authoritative figure was needed to command the troops, yet the emperor himself could not defend both fronts at the same time. Neither could he simply appoint a general to lead one assault; earlier popular military leaders like Julius Caesar and Vespasian had used the military to overthrow the existing government and install themselves as supreme leaders.

Marcus Aurelius solved the problem by sending Verus to command the legions in the East. He was authoritative enough to command the full loyalty of the troops, but already powerful enough that he had little incentive to overthrow Marcus. The plan succeeded — Verus remained loyal until his death on campaign in 169. This joint emperorship was faintly reminiscent of the political system of the Roman Republic, which functioned according to the principle of collegiality and did not allow a single person to hold supreme power. Joint rule was revived by Diocletian's establishment of the Tetrarchy in the late 3rd century.

Virtus

In Roman mythology, Virtus was the god of bravery and military strength. His Greek equivalent was Arete. The word, "Virtus" is commonly used in mottos of universities and other entities.

Marcus Aurelius, as Caesar, Denarius. 155-156 AD. AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, bare head right / TR POT X COS II, Virtus, helmeted, standing left, holding parazonium & spear. RSC 703. RIC 468
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106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2121, RIC V-I 242, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, VIRTVS MILITVM, -/-//Q*, Virtus and Emperor,63 views106 Aurelianus (270-275 A.D.), T-2121, RIC V-I 242, Siscia, AE-Antoninianus, VIRTVS MILITVM, -/-//Q*, Virtus and Emperor,
avers:-IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum. (D1)
revers:-VIRTVS MILITVM, Virtus standing right, holding Victory on globe in right hand and spear over left shoulder, facing Emperor in military dress standing left, holding globe in right hand a long sceptre in left hand. (Virtus and Emperor 1)
exerg: -/-//Q*, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 3,11g, axes: 7h,
mint: Siscia, iss-4, off-4, date: 271 A.D., ref: T-2121 (Estiot), RIC V-I 242,
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107 - Gallienus Antoninianus - RIC 66733 viewsObv:– GALLIENVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Mars (Gobl), Virtus / soldier (RIC/RSC) standing left, holding spear right, leaning on shield left
Mint ed in Antioch. A.D. 260-268
Reference:– Göbl 1617b. Cohen 1235. RIC 667 (Sole reign)
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109443 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG”
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev “VIRTVS AVG”
Woman standing right holding standard clasping hand of emperor standing left
Uncertain mint
-/-//XX
RIC 1094
RIC cites the collection of Sir John Evans for this type and no Webb reference. Webb cites a similar type in the collection of Sir John Evans but with the reverse legend VIRTVS [MILIT?] (Webb 1222). The RIC description appears to be describing the same coin but re-read.
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110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3267, RIC V-I 069, Lugdunum, AE-Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG, -/-//-, Bust-D1, Virtus left, #193 views110 Tacitus (275-276 A.D.), T-3267, RIC V-I 069, Lugdunum, AE-Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG, -/-//-, Bust-D1, Virtus left, #1
avers: IMP-C-CL-TACITVS-AVG, Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum, (D1).
revers: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, holding shield which rests on ground in right hand and spear in left hand. (Virtus 1).
exerg: -/-//-, diameter: 22mm, weight: 3,82g, axes: 0h,
mint: Lugdunum, issue-2., off-., date: 275 A.D., ref: RIC-V-I-69, T-(Estiot)-3267, C-,
Q-001
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113 Carus (282-283 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 091C, Ticinum, -/-//QXXI, VIRTVS AVG, Bust-C, Virtus standing right, Scarce!105 views113 Carus (282-283 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 091C, Ticinum, -/-//QXXI, VIRTVS AVG, Bust-C, Virtus standing right, Scarce!
avers:- IMP•CARVS•P•F•AVG, Radiate and draped bust right. (C)
revers:- VIRT-VS-AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield, QXXI in ex.
exerg: -/-//QXXI, diameter: 22-23mm, weight: 4,11g, axes: 0h,
mint: Ticinum, date: , ref: RIC V-II 091C, p-144, C-106, Scarce!
Q-001
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113 Carus (282-283 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 091F, Ticinum, -/-//QXXI, VIRTVS AVG, Bust-F, Virtus standing right, Scarce!65 views113 Carus (282-283 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 091F, Ticinum, -/-//QXXI, VIRTVS AVG, Bust-F, Virtus standing right, Scarce!
avers:- IMP•CARVS•P•F•AVG, Radiate, and cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers:- VIRT-VS-AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield, QXXI in ex.
exerg: -/-//QXXI, diameter: 22,5-23,5mm, weight: 3,13g, axes: 5h,
mint: Ticinum, date: , ref: RIC V-II 091F, p-144, C-106, Scarce!
Q-001
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117-138 AD - HADRIAN AE dupondius - struck 119-121 AD54 viewsobv: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG PMTRP COS III (radiated head right)
rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI (Virtus standing right, holding spear & parazonium), S-C in ex.
ref: RIC II 605, C.1470 (2fr)
12.74gms, 26mm

Hadrian first military service was as a tribune of the Legio II Adiutrix at Aquincum, Pannonia (AD 95). He later became legate of the same legio in Upper Pannonia and eventually governor of the province (AD 107).
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119 - Victorinus Ant. - RIC 07862 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and shield
Mint I (probably Trier), Issue 3. A.D. 270-271
Reference(s) – RIC 78, Cohen 131
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12. DOMITIAN31 views81 - 96 AD
Struck 86 AD
AE As
29.5 MM 10.4 G
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P, Laureate bust right
R:VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C, Virtus standing right
RIC II 340
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122 - Claudius II Gothicus Ant. - RIC 109a56 viewsObv:– IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, holding branch and scepter; leaning on shield, left
Reference:– RIC 109a

Peculiar coloration caused by the toning process
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130 - Tacitus Antoninianus - RIC 06918 viewsObv:– IMP C CL TACITVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, holding spear and resting hand on shield
Minted in Lugdunum (no marks), Emission 1, from October to December A.D. 275
References:– Cohen 172, Bastien 48, RIC 69 Bust Type C
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132 - Probus - RIC - Bust type H (Rome) (RE)39 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate bust left in consular robe holding eagle-tipped scepter in left
Rev:– VIRTVS AVG, Soldier (Virtus) standing left, right hand resting on shield, left holding spear
Mint – Rome (RE) Emission 2, Officina 5. A.D. 277
Reference:– Cohen -. RIC - Bust type H (This reverse type is mis-described by RIC, see RIC 229 and this obverse legend isn't listed)
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132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 037b, */B//•SM•TS•, AE-1 Follis, VIRTVTI EXERCITVS, Virtus advancing right, #1117 views132 Licinius l. (308-324 A.D.), Thessalonica, RIC VI 037b, */B//•SM•TS•, AE-1 Follis, VIRTVTI EXERCITVS, Virtus advancing right, #1
avers: VAL•LICINIVS P F AVG, (2a, A), Laureate, head right.
reverse: VIRTVTI E XERCITVS, Virtus advancing right, holding trophy and spear, * in left and B in right in field.
exergue: */B//•SM•TS•, diameter: 26,0-26,5mm, weight: 6,79g, axis: 5h,
mint: Thessalonica, 2nd. off., date: 308-310 A.D., ref: RIC VI 37b,
Q-001
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Constantinus-I_AE-Follis_FL-VAL-CONSTANTINVS-AVG_VIRT-EXE-RCIT-GALL_X-VI_R-S_RIC-VI-359-p-391-1c-G_Rome_2th-off_312-313-AD_S_Q-001_5h_18-20mm_3,13ga-s.jpg
136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Rome, RIC VI 359, AE-2 Follis, X/VI//RS, VIRT EXE RCIT GALL, Virtus standing left,84 views136 Constantinus I. (306-309 A.D. Caesar, 309-910 A.D. Filius Augustorum, 307-337 A.D. Augustus), Rome, RIC VI 359, AE-2 Follis, X/VI//RS, VIRT EXE RCIT GALL, Virtus standing left,
avers:- FL VAL CONSTANTINVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (Not in RIC this bust !!!)
revers:- VIRT EXE RCIT GALL, Virtus standing left, looking right, right leaning on reversed spear, left holding parazonium.
exe: X/VI//RS, diameter: 18-20mm, weight: 3,13g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 312-313 A.D., ref: RIC-VI-359, p-391,
Q-001
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137 - Carinus - RIC V part II Lugdunum 223 Bust Type C10 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing right, holding staff and parazonium, foot on helmet
Minted in Lugdunum (_|A / LVG), Emission 7, Officina 1. early A.D. 284
Reference:– RIC 223 Bust type C. Cohen 173. Bastien 577 (9 examples cited)

Ex Vel Garnett Collection
maridvnvm
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137 - Carinus - RIC V part II Lugdunum 223 Bust Type C21 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing right, holding staff and parazonium, foot on helmet
Minted in Lugdunum (_|A (clogged) / LVG), Emission 7, Officina 1. early A.D. 284
Reference:– RIC 223 Bust type C. Cohen 173. Bastien 577 (9 examples cited)
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148 - Galerius - Antoninianus - RIC V Pt 2, 692 Bust Type C20 viewsObv:– MAXIMIANVS NOB C, Radiate, draped and cuiarassed bust right
Rev:– VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing left, resting right hand on shield and holding spear
Minted in Lugdunum (// B). 12th issue, second series with short titles. A.D. 294
Reference:- Cohen 211. Bastien 657 (11 examples cited). RIC V Pt. 2 692 Bust Type C
maridvnvm
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148 - Galerius - RIC VI Antioch 11615 viewsFollis
Obv:– IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev:– VIRTVS EX-ERCITVS, Virtus walking right, holding transverse spear in right hand, trophy over left shoulder
Minted in Antioch (_ | O / D // ANT.). A.D. 309
Reference:– RIC VI Antioch 116

7.05 gms, 23.64 mm. 0 degrees
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15 Antoninus Pius24 viewsDenarius. ANTONINVS PIVS P P TRP COS III, laureate head right / DES IIII, Virtus standing left, holding inverted spear & parazonium. RIC 119. Weight 3.51 g. Die Axis 6 hr. Max Dia 18.2 mm.mix_val
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160 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Virtus standing24 viewsReference.
Strack 183; RIC 160d; C. 353

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS III
Virtus standing right holding spear and parazonium, foot on helmet.

2.8 gr
19 mm
okidoki
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16138 viewsMarcus Aurelius 161-80 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG ARMENICVS PM"
Laureate bust right
Rev "TR POT XIX IMP II COS III SC"
Mars (Virtus?) standing right holding shield
Rome mint
mauseus
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163 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Virtus24 viewsReference.
Strack 181; RIC 163; C.339

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS
Laureate head right.

Rev. COS III,
Virtus seated right on cuirass and shield, holding spear and parazonium; globe in exergue.

3.51 gr
18 mm
6h
okidoki
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164 Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Virtus35 viewsReference.
Strack 182var. (No globe); RIC 164d var no shield c.339 BMC 372 notes no shield.

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: COS III.
Virtus seated left on cuirass, right foot on helmet, holding parazonium and spear.

3.34 gr
21 mm.
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164 Var. Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Virtus38 viewsits like RIC 164 only with Globe

Reference.
RIC --; Strack 182 ( specimens with globe in Sofia, Vienna, Leningrad, and Rome )
Variant with globe is mentioned by BMC 372 note, referring to Reka Devnia p. 30: two such specimens in the Sofia part of the hoard.

Obv. HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS III
Virtus seated left on cuirass, right foot on helmet, holding parazonium and spear.
Globe in exergue

3.16 gr
19 mm
6h
okidoki
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164 Var. Hadrian Denarius Roma 125-28 AD Virtus7 viewscf RIC 164 only with Globe, and foot on globe

Reference.
RIC --; Strack 182 ( specimens with globe in Sofia, Vienna, Leningrad, and Rome )
Variant with globe is mentioned by BMC 372 note, referring to Reka Devnia p. 30: two such specimens in the Sofia part of the hoard.

Obv. HADRIANVS-AVGVSTVS
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder

Rev. COS III
Virtus seated Left on cuirass and shield, parazonium in right hand, vertical spear in left, foot on globe
Globe in exergue

2.91 gr
19 mm
6h
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19-01 - Mn. AQUILLIUS Mn.f.Mn.n. (71 A.C.)9 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA
Denario Aserrado/dentado Forrado 19x17 mm 3.1 gr

Anv: Busto vestido y con yelmo de Virtus, viendo a derecha – ”VIRTVS” adelante y ”III VIR” detrás.
Es la primer aparición en la amonedación del título de Triunviro de un Monetario.
Rev: Guerrero (Mn. Aquillius, Cónsul en el 101 A.C.) de pié de frente, viendo a la derecha, portando un escudo y levantando la figura de Sicilia que está caída hacia la izquierda., "MN AQVIL” (MN en monograma),en campo derecho, "MN F MN N” (ambas MN en monograma),en campo izquierdo y ”SICIL” en el exergo.

Este denario refiere a los éxitos en Sicilia de Man. Aquillius (Cónsul en el 101 A.C.) y el excepcional valor demostrado por Este durante toda la guerra.

Ceca: Roma
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #336 Pag.135 - Craw RRC #401/1 - Syd CRR #798 - BMCRR #3364-9 - RSC Vol.1 Aquillia 2 Pag.16
mdelvalle
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193 AD - SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS sestertius 40 viewsobv: IMP CAES L SEPT SEV PERT AVG (laureate head right)
rev: VIRT AVG TR P COS (Virtus standing left, holding Victory & spear reversed), S-C in field
ref: RIC IVi 657 (S), C.753 (8frcs)
17.42gms, 25-28mm
Scarce
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19821 viewsCaracalla 198-217 AD
AE 22 mm
Metropolis in Ionia
Virtus standing left in military dress holding spear and resting on shield
BMC 7
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1997.161.18717 viewsSerdica, 3.92 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, wearing helmet, bust right; in right hand spear, over right shoulder, shield on left shoulder.
Reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; KA•Δ •; Emperor on horseback, shield on left shoulder, spear in right hand, charging right, spearing enemy on ground facing left, hands raised in defense, his oval shield beneath horse.
Ref: RIC 878; Pink VI/1, pg 45, 4th emission, 277 AD;
gordian_guy
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1cy Gallienus17 views253-268

Bronze antoninianus

Radiate, draped bust, right, GALLINVS AVG
Mars standing left, holding globe in right hand and spear in left hand, P in right field, VIRTVS AVG

RIC 317

Gallienus oversaw a period of disintegration of the empire and lost control over the East, Gaul, Spain, and Britain.

Zosimus observed: [When Valerian left for the East] As the Germans were the most troublesome enemies, and harrassed the Gauls in the vicinity of the Rhine, Gallienus marched against them in person, leaving his officers to repel with the forces under their command any others that should enter Italy, Illyricum, and Greece. With these designs, he possessed himself of and defended the passages of the Rhine, at one time preventing their crossing, and at another engaging them as soon as they had crossed it. But having only a small force to resist an immense number, he was at a loss how to act, and thought to secure himself by a league with one of the German princes. He thus not only prevented the other Barbarians from so frequently passing the Rhine, but obstructed the access of auxiliaries.

Eutropius recorded: Gallienus, who was made emperor when quite a young man, exercised his power at first happily, afterwards fairly, and at last mischievously. In his youth he performed many gallant acts in Gaul and Illyricum, killing Ingenuus, who had assumed the purple, at Mursa, and Regalianus. He was then for a long time quiet and gentle; afterwards, abandoning himself to all manner of licentiousness, he relaxed the reins of government with disgraceful inactivity and carelesness. The Alemanni, having laid waste Gaul, penetrated into Italy. Dacia, which had been added to the empire beyond the Danube, was lost. Greece, Macedonia, Pontus, Asia, were devastated by the Goths. Pannonia was depopulated by the Sarmatians and Quadi. The Germans made their way as far as Spain, and took the noble city of Tarraco. The Parthians, after taking possession of Mesopotamia, began to bring Syria under their power.

Zosimus resumes: Gallienus in the mean time still continued beyond the Alps, intent on the German war, while the Senate, seeing Rome in such imminent danger, armed all the soldiers that were in the city, and the strongest of the common people, and formed an army, which exceeded the Barbarians in number. This so alarmed the Barbarians, that they left Rome, but ravaged all the rest of Italy. At this period, when Illyricum groaned under the oppression of the Barbarians, and the whole Roman empire was in such a helpless state as to be on the very verge of ruin, a plague happened to break out in several of the towns, more dreadful than any that had preceded it. The miseries inflicted on them by the Barbarians were thus alleviated, even the sick esteeming themselves fortunate. The cities that had been taken by the Scythians were thus deserted.

Gallienus, being disturbed by these occurrences, was returning to Rome to relieve Italy from the war which the Scythians were thus carrying on. It was at this time, that Cecrops, a Moor, Aureolus and Antoninus, with many others, conspired against him, of whom the greater part were punished and submitted. Aureolus alone retained his animosity against the emperor.

The Scythians, who had dreadfully afflicted the whole of Greece, had now taken Athens, when Gallienus advanced against those who were already in possession of Thrace, and ordered Odonathus of Palmyra, a person whose ancestors had always been highly respected by the emperors, to assist the eastern nations which were then in a very distressed condition. . . .

While affairs were thus situated in the east, intelligence was brought to Gallienus, who was then occupied in the Scythian war, that Aurelianus, or Aureolus, who was commander of the cavalry posted in the neighbourhood of Milan to watch the motions of Posthumus, had formed some new design, and was ambitious to be emperor. Being alarmed at this he went immediately to Italy, leaving the command against the Scythians with Marcianus, a person of great experience in military affairs. . . . Gallienus, in his journey towards Italy, had a plot formed against him by Heraclianus, prefect of the court, who communicated his design to Claudius, in whom the chief management of affairs was vested. The design was to murder Gallienus. Having found a man very ready for such an undertaking, who commanded a troop of Dalmatians, he entrusted the action to him. To effect it, the party stood by Gallienus at supper and informed him that some of the spies had brought intelligence, that Aureolus and his army were close at hand. By this they considerably alarmed him. Calling immediately for his horse and arms, he mounted, ordering his men to follow him in their armour, and rode away without any attendance. Thus the captain finding him alone killed him.
Blindado
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1de Postumus31 views259-268

Antoninianus

Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust, right, IMP C POTVMVS PF AVG
Virtus standing right, holding spear & shield, VIRTVS AVG

RIC 93

Postumus rebelled against Gallienus and ruled Gaul, Spain, and Britain. Eutropius wrote: When affairs were in this desperate condition, and the Roman empire almost ruined, POSTUMUS, a man of very obscure birth, assumed the purple in Gaul, and held the government with such ability for ten years, that he recruited the provinces, which had been almost ruined, by his great energy and judgment; but he was killed in a mutiny of the army, because he would not deliver up Moguntiacum, which had rebelled against him, to be plundered by the soldiers, at the time when Lucius Aelianus was endeavouring to effect a change of government.

According to the Historia Augusta: This man, most valiant in war and most steadfast in peace, was so highly respected for his whole manner of life that he was even entrusted by Gallienus with the care of his son Saloninus (whom he had placed in command of Gaul), as the guardian of his life and conduct and his instructor in the duties of a ruler.- Nevertheless, as some writers assert though it does not accord with his character he afterwards broke faith and after slaying Saloninus seized the imperial power. As others, however, have related with greater truth, the Gauls themselves, hating Gallienus most bitterly and being unwilling to endure a boy as their emperor, hailed as their ruler the man who was holding the rule in trust for another, and despatching soldiers they slew the boy. When he was slain, Postumus was gladly accepted by the entire army and by all the Gauls, and for seven years he performed such exploits that he completely restored the provinces of Gaul. . . . Great, indeed, was the love felt for Postumus in the hearts of all the people of Gaul because he had thrust back all the German tribes and had restored the Roman Empire to its former security. But when he began to conduct himself with the greatest sternness, the Gauls, following their custom of always desiring a change of government, at the instigation of Lollianus put him to death.

Zonaras adds: Galienus, when he had learned of [his son's death], proceeded against Postumus, and, when he had engaged him, was initially beaten and then prevailed, with the result that Postumus fled. Then Auriolus was sent to chase him down. Though able to capture him, he was unwilling to pursue him for long, but, coming back, he said that he was unable to capture him. Thus Postumus, having escaped, next organized an army. Galienus again marched upon him and, after he had penned him in a certain city of Gaul, besieged the usurper. In the siege, the sovereign was struck in the back by an arrow and, having become ill as a result, broke off the siege.
Blindado
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1dg Tetricus33 views270-273

AE antoninianus

Radiate draped bust, right, IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG
Virtus standing left with shield & spear, VIRTVS AVGG

RIC 148

According to the Historia Augusta: After Victorinus and his son were slain, his mother Victoria (or Vitruvia) urged Tetricus, a Roman senator then holding the governorship of Gaul, to take the imperial power, for the reason, many relate, that he was her kinsman; she then caused him to be entitled Augustus and bestowed on his son the name of Caesar. But after Tetricus had done many deeds with success and had ruled for a long time he was defeated by Aurelian, and, being unable to bear the impudence and shamelessness of his soldiers, he surrendered of his own free will to this prince most harsh and severe. . . . Aurelian, nevertheless, exceedingly stern though he was, overcome by a sense of shame, made Tetricus, whom lie had led in his triumph, supervisor over the whole of Italy,' that is, over Campania, Samnium, Lucania, Bruttium, Apulia, Calabria, Etruria and Umbria, Picenum and the Flaminian district, and the entire grain-bearing region, and suffered him not only to retain his life but also to remain in the highest position, calling him frequently colleague, sometimes fellow-soldier, and sometimes even emperor.
Blindado
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1er Emission - 2e Phase - (mi 260-261) - Trèves - VIRTVS AVG11 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
EG 13
RIC 92
CUNETIO 2377
ELMER 126
AGK 100
de Witte 344
Cohen 418
PYL
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2014.051.247 viewsSiscia, 3.66 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Probus radiate with helmet left, seen from the back, holding spear, decorated shield slung over back; strap across right shoulder; shield decorated with Emperor on horseback charging left, holding spear appearing to impale bound captive seated left.
Reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG XXIS in exergue; Mars striding left holding spear in right, and trophy over left shoulder.
Ref: cf RIC 816 [bust type not listed in RIC]; This bust type not listed in Alfoldi under Type 96, for this Officina
gordian_guy
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2014.058.122 viewsRome, 4.71 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGVSTI; RB in exegue; Emperor, in military dress, standing left, spear in right hand, crowning trophy on left, captive on left seated left, looking back.
Ref: cf RIC 243 [Bust type not listed]; Pink V1/1, pg 55, 2nd emission, 277 AD
gordian_guy
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2014.058.215 viewsTicinum, 3.39 g

Obverse: IMP C PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG; QXXT in exergue; Soldier standing left; holds Victory in extended right hand; spear in left, resting on shield.
Ref: RIC 436; Pink V1/1, pg 63, 4nd emission 278 AD
gordian_guy
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2014.061.150 viewsSiscia, 3.78 g

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed, bust left, seen from back, spear in right hand, to right, shield over left shoulder;
Reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; XXIT in exergue; Trophy, 2 oval shields, standing between two captives seated back-to-back.
Ref: RIC 820; cf Alfoldi Type 101, no. 55 (For officiana 4)
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202 AD., Septimius Severus, Rome mint, Denarius, RIC 248.100 viewsSeptimius Severus, Rome mint, 202 AD.,
Denarius (18-19 mm / 3.56 g),
Obv.: SEVERVS - PIVS AVG , laureate head of Septimius Severus right.
Rev.: ADVENT AVGG , Septimius Severus on horseback left, raising right hand and holding spear; before him, soldier (or Virtus?) holding vexillum and leading horse.
RIC 248 ; Hill, Severus 559 ; BMC 304 ; C. 1 .

Like many emperors of the 3rd Century, Septimius Severus often travelled great distances to meet the demands of warfare. This denarius, inscribed ADVENT AVGG, celebrates the return of Severus and his family to Rome after one of his many journeys – in this case a long absence in the East.
His journey was overdue, and it had been delayed only long enough for Severus to defeat Clodius Albinus, his rival Caesar in the West. In the summer of 197 Severus and his family embarked by sea from Italy to Asia Minor and immediately waged war against the Parthians, who had invaded Roman territory while Severus had been fighting Albinus in Gaul. By January, 198 Severus had scored a resounding, vengeful victory. The Romans gathered a great amount of booty, killed all of the men who had remained in the capital Ctesiphon, and took as slaves perhaps 100,000 women and children.
The royal family remained in the East throughout 198 to 201, and on January 1, 202, Severus and Caracalla jointly assumed the consulate in Antioch. It was the first time they had shared the honour, and was also the first time in more than forty years that two emperors had been consuls.
Probably soon after this ceremony the royal family began its arduous journey back to Italy, this time proceeding by land, up through Asia Minor to Bithynia, crossing the Propontis into Thrace, then seemingly tracking the Danube until they descended upon Italy.
Severus’ return was no ordinary event: not only had the royal family been gone for five years, but the yearlong celebration of Severus’ decennalia, his tenth year of power, had begun and the royal wedding of Caracalla was planned. The imperial adventus was celebrated with games, spectacles and donatives to the people and to the praetorian guards, who Dio Cassius tells us each received ten aurei.

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203 AD - CARACALLA denarius20 viewsobv:ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
rev:VIRTVS AVGG (Virtus standing left, holding Victory & scepter)
ref:RIC149, C.667
2.49g
berserker
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21. Gordian III / RIC 6, first issue.13 viewsAntoninianus, 238 - 239 AD (year 1), Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG / Virtus standing, resting right hand on shield set on the ground, and holding spear in left hand.
3.97 gm., 21 mm.
RIC #6; Sear #8668.
Callimachus
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210 Gordian III 66 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus. 238-239 AD. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing facing in military dress, head left, with shield & spear. RIC 6, RSC 381.3 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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215 Philip I111 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus. Antioch? mint, 244 AD. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, PM below bust / VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Virtus standing right, holding spear & resting hand on shield. RIC 74, RSC 245
21mm, 3.9gms
rare
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22. Philip I.14 viewsAntoninianus, 244-245 AD, Antioch mint (or "Unknown mint").
Obverse: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS PF AVG PM / Radiate bust of Philip I.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITVS / Virtus standing, holding shield and spear.
4.00 gm., 21 mm.
RIC #71; Sear #8977.
Callimachus
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22054 Caracalla 15 viewsCaracalla/Rome
ANTONINVSPIVSAVG
laureate head right

Rev: VIRTVSAVGVSTOR
Virtus seated left, holding Victory and parazonium, resting left arm on
shield.

RUC 176; RSC 672; Sear 6905
Mint:Rome 18.6 mm 3.0g

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222-228 AD - SEVERUS ALEXANDER denarius 22 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.AVR.SEV.ALEXAND.AVG
rev: VIRTVS.AVG (Virtus standing right, holding reversed spear & leaning on shield with left hand)
ref: RIC182, C.578
mint: Rome, 3.31gms
berserker
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228 AD - SEVERUS ALEXANDER denarius 18 viewsobv: IMP.SEV.ALEXANDER.AVG
rev: VIRTVS.AVG (Virtus standing left holding Victory, leaning on shield, spear resting against arm)
ref: RIC220, C.579(3fr.)
mint: Rome, 3.19gms
berserker
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228-231 AD - SEVERUS ALEXANDER denarius20 viewsobv: IMP.SEV.ALEXAND.AVG (laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder)
rev: VIRTVS.AVG (Virtus seated left holding branch & scepter or inverted spear)
ref: RIC221, C.580
2gms
berserker
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240022 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG
Virtus standing right holding spear and leaning on shield
Mint 1 (Trier), Issue 2
Cunetio 2400
mauseus
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240627 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
PM TRP IIII COS III PP
Virtus standing right holding spear and leaning on shield
Mint 1 (Trier), Issue 3
Cunetio 2406
mauseus
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24422 viewsPhilip I 244-9 AD
AR antoninianus
Obv "IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS PF AVG PM"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "VIRTVS EXERCITVS"
Virtus standing right holding spear and leaning on shield
Antioch mint
RIC 71
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2473 bis35 viewsIMP POSTVMVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AEQVIT -/-//-
Virtus walking right holding spear and trophy
Milan Mint, Issue 1
Cunetio -; Normanby 1355
mauseus
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2485-770 viewsIMP POSTVMVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS EQVIT -/-//T
Virtus walking right holding spear and shield
Milan Mint, Issue 3
Cunetio 2485-7
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253a38 viewsValerian I 253-60 AD
AE sestertius
Rome mint
Obv "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG"
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "VIRTVS AVGG SC"
Virtus standing left leaning on shield
RIC 182; C 269; Gőbl 38
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260 Claudius II 43 viewsClaudius II Rome mint?, IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, branch in right, vertical spear in left, shield at feet RIC 109?2 commentsRandygeki(h2)
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26817 viewsClaudius II 268-70 AD
AE antoninianus
Smyrna/Cyzicus mint
1st emission
Obv "IMP C M AVR CLAVDIVS AVG"
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "VIRTVTI AVG"
Virtus standing left holding shield and spear
RIC - ; La Venera -; Canakkale -
Gysen (CENB July 1999) notes one example of this type
mauseus
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276-282 AD - PROBUS silvered AE antoninianus39 viewsobv: IMP.C.M.AVR.PROBVS.PF.AVG (radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle ) (bust type H)
rev: VIRTVS.PROBI.AVG (Emperor galloping right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse), / XXIVI in ex.
ref: RIC 817
mint: Siscia, struck 277 AD
4.38gms, 22mm
berserker
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282-283 AD - CARUS AE antoninianus24 viewsobv: IMP.CARVS.P.F.AVG (radiate cuirassed bust right)
rev: VIRTVS.AVGG (Virtus standing left, leaning on shield & holding spear, KAΓ in ex)
ref: RIC82f, C.79
mint: Ticinum, struck 283 AD
3.00gms, 22mm
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2e Emission - 2e Phase - (262) - Trèves - VIRTVS AVG6 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
EG 35
CUNETIO 2400
RIC 93
ELMER 190
AGK 102
de Witte 341
Cohen 419
PYL
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2e Emission - 2e Phase - (262) - Trèves - VIRTVS AVG4 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
EG 35
CUNETIO 2400
RIC 93
ELMER 190
AGK 102
de Witte 341
Cohen 419
PYL
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2e Emission - 2e Phase - (262) - Trèves - VIRTVS AVG7 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
EG 35
CUNETIO 2400
RIC 93
ELMER 190
AGK 102
de Witte 341
Cohen 419
PYL
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307. Aemilian31 viewsMarcus Aemilius Aemilianus was born about AD 207 either on the island of Jerba in Africa, or somewhere in Mauretania.
His career saw him becoming senator and reaching the office of consul. In AD 252 he then became governor of Lower Moesia.

In the spring of AD 253 the Goths broke the treaty made with the emperor Trebonianus Gallus. Aemilian quickly drove them out of Moesia and then, crossed the Danube crushing the Gothic forces.

In a time when Rome suffered continuous setbacks his unexpected triumph made him an outstanding leader in the eyes of his men. So, in July or August AD 253 Aemilian was proclaimed emperor by his troops. The new emperor didn't waste time. Immediately he marched his troops into Italy, rapidly moving on Rome. Only fifty miles north of the capital, at Interamna, they were were approached by the much inferior army of unprepared emperor Gallus and with his son and co-emperor Volusianus. Their troops however, realizing themselves dead if they were sent to fight Aemilian's much larger and more experienced Danubian forces, turned on them and killed them, leaving Aemilian sole emperor.

The senate, having only recently declared Aemilian a public enemy under Gallus, immediately confirmed him as emperor and Aemilian's wife Gaia Cornelia Supera was made Augusta.

All the empire now lay at Aemilian's feet, but for one big problem. Publius Licinius Valerianus, called to aid by the late Trebonianus Gallus, was marching toward Rome. His emperor might have been dead, but his usurper was still alive, giving Valerian all the reasons needed to carry on towards the capital. In fact the soldiers of his Rhine armies now declared him emperor in place of Aemilian.

As Aemilian now moved north to face his challenger history repeated itself. His own soldiers not wanting to fight a army they thought superior to their own, turned on him near Spoletium and stabbed him to death (October AD 253). The bridge where he died was afterwards known as the pons sanguinarius, the 'bridge of blood'.

Aemilian had ruled for only 88 days.

Aemilian AR Antonininus. 253 AD. IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate draped bust right / VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, foot on helmet, holding branch & spear. RSC 60. RIC 12. Ex-WCNC
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32. Aemilian.12 viewsAntoninianus, April - July 253 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG / Radiate bust of Aemilian.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG / Virtus standing, right foot on helmet, holding branch and spear.
4.01 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #12; Sear #9849.
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320. Carus122 viewsMarcus Aurelius Carus (c. 230 - late July/early August, 283), Roman emperor (282-283), was born probably at Narbona (more correctly, Narona -- now the ruins at Vid, Croatia) in Illyria, but was educated at Rome. He was a senator, and had filled various civil and military posts before he was appointed prefect of the Praetorian Guard by the emperor Probus. After the murder of Probus at Sirmium, Carus was proclaimed emperor by the soldiers.

Although Carus severely avenged the death of Probus, he was himself suspected of having been an accessory to the deed. He does not seem to have returned to Rome after his accession, but contented himself with an announcement of the fact to the Senate.

Bestowing the title of Caesar upon his sons Carinus and Numerian, he left Carinus in charge of the western portion of the empire, and took Numerian with him on the expedition against the Persians which had been contemplated by Probus. Having defeated the Quadi and Sarmatians on the Danube, Carus proceeded through Thrace and Asia Minor, conquered Mesopotamia, pressed on to Seleucia and Ctesiphon, and carried his arms beyond the Tigris.

His hopes of further conquest were cut short by his death. One day, after a violent storm, it was announced that he was dead. His death was variously attributed to disease, the effects of lightning, or a wound received in a campaign against the Huns. However it seems more probable that he was murdered by the soldiers, who were averse to further campaigns against Persia, at the instigation of Arrius Aper, prefect of the Praetorian Guard.

VF/VF Carus AE Antoninianus / Virtus
Attribution: VM 16
Date: 282-283 AD
Obverse: IMP C M AVR CARVS P F AVG, radiate bust r.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGGG, Carus receiving globe from Jupiter
Size: 20.32 mm
Weight: 2.7 grams
Description: An attractive Carus ant
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332 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Virtus44 viewsReference.
Strack 210; RIC 332; C. 338

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right

Rev. COS III
Virtus seated left on cuirass, holding parazonium and spear; shield behind.

3.20 gr
19 mm
6h
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332 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Virtus helmet behind20 viewsReference.
Strack 210; RIC 332; C. 338

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right.

Rev. COS III
Virtus seated left on cuirass, holding parazonium and spear; shield behind, helmet behind the shield

3.2 gr
17 mm
6h
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332cf Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Virtus right18 viewsReference.
Strack 210; RIC var 332; C. var. 338 (no globe)

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. COS III
Virtus seated left on cuirass, holding parazonium and spear; shield behind, globe in exergue

3.10 gr
19 mm
6h
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334 Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Virtus30 viewsReference.
Strack 211; RIC 334 var. (bust type); C 340

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS P P
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. COS III
Virtus seated left on cuirass, resting right foot on helmet, holding parazonium and spear; shield behind.

3.32 gr
19 mm
6h
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46-08a - SEPTIMIO SEVERO (193 - 211 D.C.)15 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 2.8 gr.

Anv: "SEVERVS AVG PART MAX" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRT AVGG" - Virtus (La Virtud) estante a izquierda, portando Victoriola en mano derecha extendida y Jabalina y escudo en la izquierda.

Acuñada 7ma. Emisión princ. del 200 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte I #171a Pag.113 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #6387 Pag.469 - BMCRE V #211-213 Pag.195 (Plate 32 #5) - Cohen Vol.IV #761 Pag.79 - RSC Vol. III #761 Pag.48 - DVM #172 Pag.188 - Hill CSS#433 - RC #1796 - Salgado II/1 #4123.o Pag.84
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50. Severus Alexander.18 viewsDenarius, ca 225 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG / Virtus standing, with spear and shield.
2.64 gm., 20 mm.
RIC #182; Sear # 7934.
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56. Gordian III / RIC 39.11 viewsAntoninianus, Jan. - Mar. 240, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG / Virtus standing, holding branch and spear; shield rests against his foot.
4.51 gm., 21 mm.
RIC #39.
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56. Gordian III / RIC 39, detail.52 viewsA close-up of Virtus from the reverse side of the previous coin.
After you click on the small thumbnail picture, click on the larger picture to get a much larger photo, 616 X 921 pixels.
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59-07 - SEVERO ALEJANDRO (222 - 235 D.C.)36 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: "IMP SEV ALE - XAND AVG" – Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRT–V–S – AVG" – El Emperador como Rómulo, laureado, vestido con ropas militares, caminando hacia la derecha, portando un trofeo militar sobre su hombro izquierdo y lanza transversal en su mano derecha.

Acuñada 9na. Emisión 228 D.C.
Ceca: Roma – Off. 5ta.
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte II #225a Pag.87 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #7933 var. (Severo en el lugar de Rómulo) Pag.650 - BMCRE Vol.6 #522 Nota - Cohen Vol.IV #585 Pag.461 - RSC Vol. III #585 Pag.146 - DVM #61/5 Pag.213
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59-07 - SEVERO ALEJANDRO (222 - 235 D.C.)11 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 2.6 gr.

Anv: "IMP SEV ALE - XAND AVG" – Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRT–V–S – AVG" – El Emperador como Rómulo, laureado, vestido con ropas militares, caminando hacia la derecha, portando un trofeo militar sobre su hombro izquierdo y lanza transversal en su mano derecha.

Acuñada 9na. Emisión 228 D.C.
Ceca: Roma – Off. 5ta.
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte II #225a Pag.87 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #7933 var. (Severo en el lugar de Rómulo) Pag.650 - BMCRE Vol.6 #522 Nota - Cohen Vol.IV #585 Pag.461 - RSC Vol. III #585 Pag.146 - DVM #61/5 Pag.213
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605 Hadrian Dupondius Rome 119 21 AD Virtus standing36 viewsReference.
RIC 605;

Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III.
Radiate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S - C.
Virtus standing right with spear and parazonium, foot set on helmet.

12.5 gr
27 mm
6h
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614 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 122-25 AD Virtus standing31 viewsReference.
Strack 571; RIC 614a; Banti 775; C.1466

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right

Rev. PM TR P COS III in field VIRT - AVG S-C
Virtus, helmeted, in military dress, standing left, resting right foot on helmet, holding vertical spear in left hand and parazonium upright in right

23.90 gr
33 mm
5h
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638 Hadrian Sestertius, Roma 125-28 AD Virtus standing32 viewsReference.
C.356, RIC.638, BMC.1307

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS.
Laureate bust of Hadrian right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev. COS III in field S-C
Virtus standing left, foot resting on helmet, holding parazonium and reversed spear.

27.92 gr
30 mm
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78-02 - VOLUSIANO (251 - 253 D.C.)32 viewsAR Antoniniano 23 x 21 mm 5.2 gr.
Hijo de Treboniano Galo y Co-Augusto de éste.

Anv: "IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AVGG" - Virtus (El Valor) con ropaje y casco militar, de pié a derecha, portando lanza invertida en la mano del brazo derecho extendido y descansando con la izquierda sobre un escudo al frente.

Acuñada 251 - 253 D.C.
Ceca: Mediolanum - Hoy Milan Italia

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte III #206 Pag.181 - Sear RCTV (1988) #2832 - Cohen Vol.V #133 Pag.279 - RSC Vol. IV #133 Pag.45 - DVM #45 Pag.237
mdelvalle
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78-02 - VOLUSIANO (251 - 253 D.C.)12 viewsAR Antoniniano 23 x 21 mm 5.2 gr.
Hijo de Treboniano Galo y Co-Augusto de éste.

Anv: "IMP C C VIB VOLVSIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AVGG" - Virtus (El Valor) con ropaje y casco militar, de pié a derecha, portando lanza invertida en la mano del brazo derecho extendido y descansando con la izquierda sobre un escudo al frente.

Acuñada 251 - 253 D.C.
Ceca: Mediolanum - Hoy Milan Italia

Referencias: RIC Vol.IV Parte III #206 Pag.181 - Sear RCTV '88 #2832 - Sear RCTV III #9776 Pag.245 - Cohen Vol.V #133 Pag.279 - RSC Vol. IV #133 Pag.45 - DVM #45 Pag.237- Hunter #47
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80-10 - VALERIANO I (253 - 260 D.C.)75 viewsAE Sestercio 24,35 mm 10,5 gr.

Anv: "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado (?) viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AVGG - S C" – Virtus (La virilidad) estante a izquierda, apoyando su mano derecha en un escudo a su lado y portando lanza en izquierda.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión 253 - 254 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol. Va #182 Pag.52 - Göbl #38g - Sear RCV Vol.III #10025 Pag.272 - DVM #115 Pag.242 - Cohen Vol.V #269 Pag.322
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80-10 - VALERIANO I (253 - 260 D.C.)7 viewsAE Sestercio 24,35 mm 10,5 gr.

Anv: "IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado (?) viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AVGG - S C" – Virtus (La virilidad) estante a izquierda, apoyando su mano derecha en un escudo a su lado y portando lanza en izquierda.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión 253 - 254 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol. Va #182 Pag.52 - Göbl #38g - Sear RCV Vol.III #10025 Pag.272 - DVM #115 Pag.242 - Cohen Vol.V #269 Pag.322 - Hunter #39
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81 Maximinus II as Caesar: Serdica follis.13 viewsFollis, 307 - 308 AD, Serdica mint.
Obverse: GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C / Laureate bust of Maximinus.
Reverse: VIRTVTI EXERCITVS / Virtus advancing, holding spear, trophy over left shoulder; star in left field; B in right field.
Mint mark: . SM . SD .
5.66 gm., 25 mm.
RIC #45; Sear #14792.
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81-96 AD - DOMITIAN AE as - struck 90-91 AD34 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.DOMIT.AVG.GERM.COS.XV. CENS.PER.P.P. (laureate head right)
rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S.C. (Virtus standing right, holding parazonium and sceptre, left foot on helmet)
ref: RIC II 397, C.656 (2frcs)
mint: Rome
12.06gms, 25mm

History: Domitian attacked the Suebian Marcomanni and Quadi in the First Pannonian War (AD 89), while offering the Dacian king Decebalus a settlement to avoid conflicts on two fronts. Compelled to return to the Danube three years later, Domitian fought the combined forces of the Suebi and the Sarmatians in the Second Pannonian War (AD 92). Few other details are available beyond the fact that a Roman legion was destroyed (Legio XXI Rapax) in a campaign that lasted about eight months. By January, AD 93, Domitian was back in Rome, not to accept a full triumph but the lesser ovatio, a sign perhaps of unfinished business along the Danube. In fact, during the final years of Domitian's reign, the buildup of forces on the middle Danube and the appointment and transfer of key senior officials suggest that a third Pannonian campaign (? AD 95) directed against the Suebi and Sarmatians may have been underway. Even so, there is no testimony of actual conflicts and the evidence does not extend beyond AD 97.
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9.02.008.512 viewsCrispus
Obv CRISPVS NOB CAES
(L, helmeted, draped and cuir, seen from behind)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLN in ex
London
Not in RIC LMCC 9.02.008.5 (RRR)
3.2g
(ex Victor's Imperial Coins)
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90. Carus.10 viewsAntoninianus, July - Nov. 283 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP CARVS P F AVG / Radiate bust of Carus.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG / Virtus standing, leaning on shield, holding spear.
K A Γ in exergue.
3.65 gm., 21 mm. RIC #46.
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92-07 - TETRICO I (271 - 274 D.C.)42 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 x 18 mm 2.1 gr.
Reinado conjunto con su hijo Tetrico II.

Anv: "IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y vestido, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AVGG" - Virtus (La Virtud) ó Marte con ropas y casco militar, de pié a izquierda, apoyando la mano de su brazo derecho extendido en un escudo y portando una lanza vertical en izquierda.

Acuñada 5ta. Emisión inicio 274 D.C.
Ceca: Treveri - Hoy Trier Alemania
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte II #148 Pag.411 - Sear RCTV Vol.III #11258 Pag.392 (Cologne) - Sear RCTV (1988) #3183 - Cohen Vol.VI #207 Pag.113 - DVM #11 Pag.270 - Cunetio #2618 - Elmer #780 - AGK #14a - Hunter #13
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92-07 - TETRICO I (271 - 274 D.C.)10 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 x 18 mm 2.1 gr.
Reinado conjunto con su hijo Tetrico II.

Anv: "IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, vestido y acorazado, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AVGG" - Virtus (La Virtud) ó Marte con ropas y casco militar, de pié a izquierda, apoyando la mano de su brazo derecho extendido en un escudo y portando una lanza vertical en izquierda.

Acuñada 5ta. Emisión inicio 274 D.C.
Ceca: Treveri - Hoy Trier Alemania

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte II #148 Pag.411 (S)- Sear RCTV Vol.III #11258 Pag.392 (Cologne) - Sear RCTV (1988) #3183 - Cohen Vol.VI #207 Pag.113 - DVM #11 Pag.270 - Cunetio #2618 - Elmer #780 - AGK #14a (C5) - Hunter #13 - L.E.G.PPS #281 P.LXXII
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94-07 - CLAUDIO GOTICO (268 - 270 D.C.)9 viewsAE Antoniniano 19 x 21 mm 3.2 gr.

Anv: "IMP C CLAVD[IVS AV]G", Cabeza radiada, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS [AVG]", Virtus (La Virtud) estante a izq., portando rama de olivo en mano der.y lanza en izq., a su der. escudo apoyado en tierra.

Acuñada 1ra. Emisión Set. 268 - Final 269 D.C.
Ceca: Roma (Off. 5ta.)

Referencias: RIC Va #109 (C) P.219, RIC2 temp #204, Cohen VI #313 P.160, DVM #39 P.255, Sear RCTV III #11383 P.404, Hunter #24, ES #69, La Venera #6794/6807, Cunetio #1969
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98. Carausius.19 viewsAntoninianus, 287-293, Colchester mint.
Obverse: IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG / Radiate bust of Carausius.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG / Virtus standing, with spear and shield.
Mint mark: C
4.05 gm., 25 mm.
RIC #437; Sear unlisted.

Note: This coin is from my British coin collection and is pictured there as well.
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A101-01 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)32 viewsAE Antoniniano 18 x 17 mm 3.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP C PROBVS PF AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AVG" – Marte/Soldado (El Valor) con casco y vestimenta militar de pié a izquierda, portando Victoriola (Victoria sobre un globo) en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y lanza en la izquierda, con la cual además se apoya en un escudo. "IIII" en exergo.

Acuñada 278 - 279 D.C.
Ceca: Lugdunum – Lyon Francia (Off.4ta.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: Vol.V Parte II #112 Pag.30 - Cohen Vol.VI #816 Pag.334 – B. #298 pl.XXXIV (52 ejemplares) – Rome #2/82 - DVM # Pag.
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A101-10 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)9 viewsAE Antoniniano 18 x 17 mm 3.7 gr.

Anv: "IMP C PROBVS PF AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AVG" – Marte/Soldado (El Valor) con casco y vestimenta militar de pié a izquierda, portando Victoriola (Victoria sobre un globo) en la mano de su brazo derecho extendido y lanza en la izquierda, con la cual además se apoya en un escudo. "IIII" en exergo.

Acuñada 278 - 279 D.C.
Ceca: Lugdunum (Off.4ta.) – Lyon Francia

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte II #112 Pag.30 - Cohen Vol.VI #816 Pag.334 – B. #298 pl.XXXIV (52 ejemplares) – Rome #2/82 - DVM #55 Pag.262
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A101-16 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)51 viewsAE Antoniniano 23 x 21 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y con yelmo, coraza, lanza y escudo, viendo a izquierda.
Rev: "VIRTVS PROBI AVG" - Virtus/Marte desnudo con casco militar y manto flotando sobre el hombro izquierdo, marcha a derecha, portando un trofeo sobre el hombro y con mano izquierda, y una lanza tranversal en mano derecha. "XXIV" en exergo.

Acuñada 4ta. Emisión 277 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.5ta.) - Sisak Croacia
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte II #810 Pag.105 - Cohen Vol.VI #902 Pag.342 - DVM #59 Pag.262 - Alföldi type 96, n° 236
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A101-16 - PROBO (276 - 282 D.C.)9 viewsAE Antoniniano 22 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y con yelmo, coraza, lanza y escudo, viendo a izquierda.
Rev: "VIRTV-S PR-OBI AVG" - Virtus/Marte desnudo con casco militar y manto flotando sobre el hombro izquierdo, marcha a derecha, portando un trofeo sobre el hombro y con mano izquierda, y una lanza tranversal en mano derecha. "XXIV" en exergo.

Acuñada 4ta. Emisión 277 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.5ta.) - Sisak Croacia

Referencias: RIC Vb #810G (C) P.105, Sear RCTV III #12071 var (Busto) P.483, Cohen VI #902 P.342, DVM #59 P.262, Alföldi type 96, n° 236
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A103-10 - CARINO (Mar.283 - Set.285 D.C.)40 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 x 23 mm 3.0 gr.
Hijo mayor de Caro, acuñada como Co-augusto con su hermano menor Numeriano.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR CARINVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AV[GG]" - Emperador (Carino) a derecha, portando largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda, recibiendo de Júpiter/Numeriano a izquierda, portando cetro corto en mano izquierda, Victoriola (Palladium) con mano derecha. Ambos con vestimenta militar."B" en campo centro y "XXI" en exergo.

Acuñada 5ta.Emisión 283 - 284 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.2da.) - Sisak Croacia
Rareza: R

Referencias: RIC Vol.V Parte II #314a Pag.177 - Sear RCTV(1988)#3477 var - Cohen Vol.VI #184 Pag.402 - DVM #25 Pag.265 - La Venera IV/4321
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A103-10 - CARINO (Mar.283 - Set.285 D.C.)4 viewsAE Antoniniano 20 x 23 mm 3.0 gr.
Hijo mayor de Caro, acuñada como Co-augusto con su hermano menor Numeriano.

Anv: "IMP C M AVR CARINVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado y con coraza, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AV[GG]" - Emperador (Carino) a derecha, portando largo cetro vertical en mano izquierda, recibiendo de Júpiter/Numeriano a izquierda, portando cetro corto en mano izquierda, Victoriola (Palladium) con mano derecha. Ambos con vestimenta militar."B" en campo centro y "XXI" en exergo.

Acuñada 5ta.Emisión 283 - 284 D.C.
Ceca: Siscia (Off.2da.) - Sisak Croacia

Referencias: RIC Vb #314a (R) P.177, Sear RCTV III #13362 var (Antioquia) P.516, Sear RCTV'88 #3477 var, Cohen VI #184 P.402, DVM #25 P.265, La Venera IV/4321, Hunter #46-8
mdelvalle
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A104-04 - NUMERIANO (Mar.283 - Nov.284 D.C.)80 viewsAE Antoniniano 19 x 18 mm 4.0 gr.
Hijo menor de Caro, acuñada como Co-augusto de su hermano mayor Carino

Anv: "IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AV-GG" – Emperador de pié a la izquierda vestido militarmente, recibiendo Victoriola (Victoria sobre globo) de Júpiter (ó Carus) de pié a la derecha portando en su la mano de su brazo izquierdo un largo cetro vertical. "Γ" en campo centro y "XXI" en exergo.

Acuñada 4ta.Emisión Mar/Jul.283 D.C.
Ceca: Coele Syria – Antioch – Antioquía – Hoy Antakya –Turquía (Off.3ra.)
Rareza: C

Referencias: Vol.V Parte II #466 Pag.202 - Cohen Vol.VI #108 Pag.380 - DVM # Pag.
mdelvalle
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A104-04 - NUMERIANO (Mar.283 - Nov.284 D.C.)11 viewsAE Antoniniano 19 x 18 mm 4.0 gr.
Hijo menor de Caro, acuñada como Co-augusto de su hermano mayor Carino

Anv: "IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS P F AVG" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS AV-GG" – Emperador de pié a la izquierda vestido militarmente, recibiendo Victoriola (Victoria sobre globo) de Júpiter (ó Carus) de pié a la derecha portando en su la mano de su brazo izquierdo un largo cetro vertical. "Γ" en campo centro y "XXI" en exergo.

Acuñada 4ta.Emisión Mar/Jul.283 D.C.
Ceca: Coele Syria – Antioquía – Hoy Antakya –Turquía (Off.3ra.)

Referencias: RIC Vb #466 P.202, Sear RCTV III #12256 P.504, Cohen VI #108 P.380, DVM #21 P.264, Hunter #44 Pink p.56 serie 4
mdelvalle
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A120-05 - LICINIO II Como Cesar de Licinio I (317 - 324 D.C.)50 viewsAE Centenional 19 x 18 mm 2.2 gr.

Anv: "[LICI]NIV-S IV[N N C]" - Busto radiado, con coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS EXERCITI" - Un estandarte militar Con su tela marcada VOT/XX , dos prisioneros sentados en el suelo a ambos lados. "PARL" en exergo.

Acuñada 320 D.C.
Ceca: Arles (Off.1ra.)
Rareza: R3

Referencias: RIC Vol.VII (Arles) #206 Pag.257 - Cohen Vol.VII #72 Pag.222 - DVM #11 Pag.286 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #8064 Pag.144
mdelvalle
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A133-05 - VETRANIO (350 D.C.)26 viewsAE Media Maiorina
19 mm 2,18 gr.

Anv: "DN VETRA-NIO P F AVG" - Busto laur., vestido y acorazado viendo a derecha. Visto 3/4 de adelante
Rev: "VIRTVS AV-G-VSTORVM" – Emperador estante a derecha, vestido militarmente, portando lanza transversal en mano der. y globo en izq. Pateando a un cautivo sentado a sus pies a der. que mira a izq. "ASIS" en exergo.

Ceca: 1ra. Of. de Siscia
Acuñada: 19/01 a 25/12/350 D.C.

Referencias: RIC Vol.VIII #296 Pag.370 - DVM #10 Pag.303 - LRBC #1182 - G #12 - Cohen Vol.VIII #11 Pag.6 (Error en Cohen VICTORIA en lugar de VIRTVS) - Salgado III #8791 Pag.224
mdelvalle
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A147-02 - Arcadio (383 - 408 D.C.)35 viewsAE3 Centenional ó Decárgiro 16 x 17 mm 2.2 gr.
Hijo mayor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias orientales.

Anv: "DN ARCADI - VS PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "[VIRTVS] EXERCITI" - Emperador vestido militarmente de pié de frente, viendo a derecha, portando lanza en mano derecha y descansando la izquierda en un escudo. La victoria, de pié a su lado lo corona con una corona que ella sostiene con su mano derecha, en la izquierda porta una hoja de palma. "ALEA ó B" en exergo.

Acuñada 395 - 401 D.C.
Ceca: Alejandría (Off.Incierta)
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.X (Alexandria) #75 Pag.247 - DVM #35 Pag.325 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9331.f. Pag.297 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4233 - Carson #2917
mdelvalle
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A149-02 - Honorio (393 - 423 D.C.)58 viewsAE3 Centenional ó Decárgiro 16 x 17 mm 2.2 gr.
Hijo menor de Teodosio I y Aelia Flaccila, Co-augusto de su padre y su sucesor al mando de las provincias occidentales.

Anv: "DN HONORI - VS PF AVG " - Busto con diadema de perlas, coraza y Paludamentum (capote militar) sobre ella, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "VIRTVS EXERCITI" - Emperador vestido militarmente de pié de frente, viendo a derecha, portando lanza en mano derecha y descansando la izquierda en un escudo. La victoria, de pié a su lado lo corona con una corona que ella sostiene con su mano derecha, en la izquierda porta una hoja de palma. "SMKB" en exergo.

Acuñada 395 - 401 D.C.
Ceca: Cízico (Off.2da.) Acuñación Oriental de su hermano Arcadio en su nombre.
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.X (Cyzicus) #68 Pag.247 - DVM #44 Pag.318 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #9433.d. Pag.304 - Cohen Vol.VIII #56 Pag.186 - Sear RCTV (1988) #4256 - Carson #2581
mdelvalle
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Aemilian14 viewsAemilian Antoninians
22 mm 3.21 gm
O: IMP AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind
R: VIRTVS AVG
Virtus standing left, right foot on helmet, holding branch in right hand, spear in left.
Koffy
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AEMILIAN150 viewsBI antoninianus. 253 AD. 3,44 grs. 12 h. Radiate,draped and cuirassed bust right. IMP CAES AEMILIANVS P F AVG. / Virtus standing left,foot on helmet, holding scepter and branch. VIRTVS AVG.
RIC 22.
1 commentsbenito
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AEMILIAN95 viewsBI antoninianus. 253 AD. 3,44 grs. 12 h. Radiate,draped and cuirassed bust right. IMP CAES AEMILIANVS P F AVG. / Virtus standing left,foot on helmet, holding scepter and branch. VIRTVS AVG.
RIC 22.
NAC 52. Lot 1175 .
benito
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Alexander Severus - AR denarius24 viewsRome
228-231 AD
laureate head right
IMP SEV ALE_XAND AVG
Virtus seated left holding branch and inverted spear
VIRTVS__AVG
RSC III 580, RIC IV 221, BMRCE VI 653-5
2,43 g 18-17,5 mm
Johny SYSEL
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Allectus Quinarius - VIRTVS AVG15 viewsAllectus Quinarius

Obverse:
IMP C ALLECTVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse:
VIRTVS AVG
Galley sailing left. QC in exergue.

Camulodunum mint

RIC Vii 128f
Harry G
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Anonymous Virtus Avg50 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE Antoninianus
Obv: "VIRTVS AVG"
Helmeted bust left with spear and shield
Rev: "VIRTVS AVG"
Mars standing right holding sceptre and leaning on shield
Colchester mint
-/-//C
RIC -
A poor coin but this was the first coin of its type published with the name of Carausius missing on the obverse
mauseus
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Antoninianus Gordian III Imitation "Barbarous" VIRTVS AVG ????28 viewsIMP CAES MANT GORDIANVS AVG
????? maybe VIRTVS or VICTORIA

Weight : 2,90 gr

Fourree

A very unusual style. The portrait is very strange and typical.
The style is touching and a bit clumsy.

I think it's the same celator as for this other imitations (from my collection ) :
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-58496
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-58496
Chut
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Antoninianus Gordian III Imitation VIRTVS AVG41 viewsIMP CAES MANT GORDIANVS AVG
VIRTVS AVG

This coin was fourree.
Weight : 3,57 gr

RIC: No number but the Prototype is RIC 6

A very unusual style. The portrait is very strange and typical.
The style is touching and a bit clumsy.

I think it's the same celator as for this other imitations (from my collection ) :
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-58496
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/gallery/displayimage.php?pos=-58585
Chut
anto_valerien_virtus_entier.jpg
Antoninianus Valerian Virtvs / Antoninien Valerien Virtvs29 viewsAvers : IMP P LIC VALERIANO AVG
Revers : VIRTVS AVG

Cohen 257; RIC 266 (S) ; Eauze 1368 (8 exemplaires)

Mint : Viminacium
Chut
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Antoninianus; VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left holding branch & spear. RIC 5212 viewsPhilip I. AR Antoninianus. Virtus standing left. RSC 239, good VF. Philip I AR Antoninianus. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left holding branch & spear. RIC 52, Cohen 239, Sear RCV III: 8974. Ex Vauctions.Podiceps
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Antoninianus; VIRTVS EXERCITVS, RIC IV 712 viewsPhilip I, the Arab, First Half of 244 - End of September 249 A.D. Silver antoninianus, RSC IV 243, RIC IV 71, SRCV III 8977, aVF, Antioch mint, 4.104g, 25.8mm, 0o, 244 - 245 A.D.; obverse IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P M, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Virtus standing right, spear in right, left resting on shield, left foot on helmet; scarce. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Antoninianus; VIRTVS EXERCITVS, RIC IV 711 viewsPhilip I, the Arab, First Half of 244 - End of September 249 A.D. Silver antoninianus, RSC IV 243, RIC IV 71, SRCV III 8977, VF/F, Antioch mint, 4.186g, 22.4mm, 45o, 244 - 245 A.D.; obverse IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P M, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Virtus standing right, spear in right, left resting on grounded shield, left foot on helmet; scarce. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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Antoninianus; VIRTVS EXERCITVS; RIC 7117 viewsPhilippus I. Antoninianus 23 mm, AD 244.
obv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P M , radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right; rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Virtus standing right, holding spear & resting hand on shield. RIC 71, Sear III: 8977.
Podiceps
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Antoninus Pius AR Denarius,Ad 14412 views
Antoninus Pius Denarius. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right / COS III DES IIII, Virtus holding spear & parazonium. RSC 186. RIC 118, RSC 186, BMC 505

3.11g.
Britanikus
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Antoninus Pius, 138 - 161 AD15 viewsObv: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP COS III, laureate, draped bust of Antoninus Pius facing right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus, in military dress, standing front, head left, holding a reversed spear and a parazonium.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 144 AD

2.89 grams, 17.4 mm, 180°

RIC III 102d, RSC II 1090b, S4138, VM 59
Matt Inglima
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Antoninus Pius, AD 139-1614 viewsAR denarius, 18mm, 3.1g, 6h; Rome mint, AD 144
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP; Laureate bust right.
Rev.: COS III DES IIII, Virtus (or Roma) holding spear reversed and parazonium.
Reference: RIC III 118, p. 41. 16-189-39
John Anthony
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Antoninus Pius, AR Denarius, Virtus, RIC III 1547 viewsAntoninus Pius
Augustus, 138 – 161 A.D.

Coin: AR Denarius

Obverse: ANTONINVS-AVG PIVS P P, laureate bust facing right.
Reverse: TR POT - COS IIII, Virtus, standing, facing left, holding a Spear with her right hand and a Parazonium with her left.

Weight: 2.95 g, Diameter: 16.4 x 15.8 x 1.9 mm, Die axis: 180°, Mint: Rome, struck between 145 - 147 A.D. Reference: RIC III 154
Masis
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Arcadius 75 viewsAE 20 mm 1.7 grams 395-401 AD
OBV :: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG. rosette-diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV :: VIRTVS-EXERCITI. Virtus crowning emperor
EX :: ANTB (Antioch)
RIC X 71
RIC Rated Scarce
from uncleaned lot 02/2008
Johnny
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Arcadius (395-401 AD) AE3, Antioch mint17 viewsRoman Imperial, Arcadius (395-401 AD) AE3, Antioch mint

Obverse: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG, Pearl diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VIRTVS-EXERCITI, Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him, crowns him with a wreath which she holds in her right hand. Mintmark ANTΓ."Virtuous Performance"

Reference: RIC X 70

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics
Gil-galad
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ARCADIUS (395-408) - AQUILEA - RIC 124116 viewsSilique, 407-408, R3
A/D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Arcadius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//AQPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant dans sa main droite le globe nicéphore et une lance renversée dans la main gauche.
Argent - 1.57 gr - 17.3 mm - 12h
RIC X 1241, RSC 27d
Siliquae
ARCADIUS-RIC1227d.jpg
ARCADIUS (395-408) - MILAN - RIC 1227d10 viewsSilique, 402-402, C1
A/D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Arcadius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//MDPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant dans sa main droite le globe nicéphore et une lance renversée dans la main gauche, un crochet sur la hampe.
Argent - 1.28 gr - 17 mm - 6h
RIC X 1227d, RSC
Siliquae
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ARCADIUS (395-408) - MILAN - RIC 32b17 viewsSilique, 393-394, R2
A/D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Arcadius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//MDPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et une lance renversée de la main gauche.
Argent - 1.25 gr - 16.5 mm - 12h
RIC IX 32b, RSC 27b
Commentaires :
Plutôt un sceptre ?
Siliquae
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ARCADIUS (395-408) - TREVES - RIC 106c13 viewsSilique, 392-395, C1
A/D N ARCAPI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Arcadius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Arcadius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//TRPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et une lance renversée de la main gauche.
Argent - 1.49 gr - 16 mm - 12h
RIC IX 106c, RSC 27e
Siliquae
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Arcadius (Flavius Arcadius) (383-408 A.D.)12 viewsRIC IX Heraclea 24c

AE2, 22-25 mm

Heraclea mint, second officina, struck 383-388 A.D.

Obv: DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, pearl diadem, draped, cuirassed bust right.

Rev: VIRTVS E-XERCITI, emperor standing right, holding labarum and globe, left foot on captive, [SMHB] or [•SMHB] in exergue.

RIC rarity c
Stkp
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Arcadius AE4, Virtus Exerciti (RIC X Antioch 70)6 viewsAntioch mint, 3rd officina, 395-401. 14 mm, 2.03 g, 350º.

Obverse: D N ARCADIVS P F AVG Pearl diademed, draped and cuirassed bust, looking right.

Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCITI Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowns him with a wreath held in her right hand.

Exergue: ANTG

Reference: RIC X Antioch 70.
Manuel
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Arcadius RIC X Antioch 7058 viewsAE 17 mm 2.5 grams 395-401
OBV :: DN ARCADI-VS PF AVG. Pearled diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: VIRTVS-EXERCITI. Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear with left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowning him with wreath
EX :: ANT delta ( Antioch )
RIC X Antioch 70
RIC rated Scarce
from uncleaned lot 05/2008
2 commentsJohnny
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Arcadius Virtus Exerciti39 viewsArcadius, Cyzikus, 17.18mm, 2.3g
Obv: D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS-EXERCITI, emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and
resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowns him with
a wreath held in her right hand.
Mintmark SMKB.
Romanorvm
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Arcadius, Virtus Exerciti, Constantinople, AE316 viewsantvwala
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Arcadius- Virtus Exerciti85 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.

Obverse:
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG

DN: Dominus Noster, our lord
ARCADIVS: Arcadius
PF: Pius Felix, Pious and happy
AVG: Augustus, emperor

Reverse:
VIRTVS EXERCITI, Victory of the army. Referring to the courage of the army

VIRTVS: Victory
EXERCITI: Army

Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and shield, Victory right crowns him

Domination: Bronze AE 3, size 15 mm.

Mint: ANTΓ, Antioch,Γ Officina Gamma (Gamma, 3. rd), struck 395-401 A.D. RIC X 70

Comment:
This type was struck AD 395-401 for Arcadius and Honorius in Heraclea, Constantinopolis, Nicomedia, Cyzicus, Antiochia and Alexandria.
John Schou
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Arcadius- Virtus Exerciti 59 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.

Obverse:
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG

DN: Dominus Noster, our lord
ARCADIVS: Arcadius
PF: Pius Felix, Pious and happy
AVG: Augustus, emperor

Reverse:
VIRTVS EXERCITI, Victory of the army. Referring to the courage of the army

VIRTVS: Victory
EXERCITI: Army

Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and shield, Victory left crowns him

Domination: Bronze AE 3, size 17mm.

Mint: Constantinople, struck 395-401 A.D. CONS [A,B, Γ, Δ] in exerge, so possibilities are as follow:
CONSA Constantinople RIC X 60
CONSB Constantinople RIC X 60
CONS gamma Constantinople RIC X 60
CONS delta Constantinople RIC X 60
CONS epsilon Constantinople RIC X 61
John S
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Arcadius- VIRTVS EXERCITI113 viewsArcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.

Obverse:
Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right

D N ARCADI-VS P F AVG

DN: Dominus Noster, our lord
ARCADIVS: Arcadius
PF: Pius Felix, Pious and happy
AVG: Augustus, emperor

Reverse:
VIRTVS EXERCITI, Victory of the army. Referring to the courage of the army

VIRTVS: Victory
EXERCITI: Army

Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and shield, Victory left crowns him

Domination: Bronze AE 3, size 17mm.

Mint: SMNA, Nicomedia, Officina A (Alpha, 1 st.), struck 395-401 A.D

Comment:
This type was struck AD 395-401 for Arcadius and Honorius in Heraclea, Constantinopolis, Nicomedia, Cyzicus, Antiochia and Alexandria. With the mintmark I have problems. It could be Heraclea or Nikomedia. If it is Heraclea then it would be RIC X, 58. But that type has the dot on the right(!) field, what one can see on the pic pl.4 too! For Nicomedia I found the following footnote: SMNA, dot on right field (L.2440, Sardis 1981, 183 no.829) also cited; perhaps Heraclea misread, confirmation required.
Important for my coin is only the dot in the left rev. field. The other dots belong to the shield and the drapery of Victoria I think. So your type belongs to the series of AD 395-401, but with the dot in the left field it is not listed in RIC!
The ex. On my coin looks like SMNA . But the type of Nicomedia mentioned in the footnote of RIC has the dot in the right field too and RIC supposed that it is a misread SMHA. All other types listed for Nicomedia have no dots at all. So there are some mysteries around my coin!
1 commentsJohn Schou
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Aurelian Billon Antoninianus 270-275 AD87 viewsOBV: IMP AURELIANUS AVG; Radiate and Cuirassed bust Rt
REV: VIRTUS MILITUM; Emperor standing left holding spear and globe receiving victory from a soldier carrying transverse spear.
EXERGUE: T (3rd officina)

Milan mint, Not in RIC but listed as Goebl 62b3, rated scarce (personal communciation from Dane Kurth) Also, my first contribution to the Wildwinds database
daverino
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Aurelian, AE Antoninianus, Goebl 62b3 Milan, Virtus, Scarce9 viewsAurelian
Augustus, 270 – 275 A.D.

Coin:AE Antoninianus

Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust facing right. Aegis on left shoulder.
Reverse: VIRT - VS MILI - TVM, Aurelian, at left, holding a Spear with his right hand and the Globe with his left, facing Virtus, at right, who hands Victoria to Aurelian with his right hand and holds a Spear, transverse, with his left.
T in exergue.

Weight: 3.59 g, Diameter: 20.6 x 21.6 x 1.7 mm, Die axis: 170°, Mint: Milan, Reference: Goebl 62b3 Milan, Rated Scarce
Masis
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Aurelian, AE Antoninianus, RIC V, I 146 Correction4 viewsAurelian
Augustus, 270 – 275 A.D.

Coin: AE Antoninianus

Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust facing right. Aegis on left shoulder.
Reverse: VIRT MILIT-VM, Aurelian, at left, holding a Sceptre with his right hand, the Globe in his left, facing Virtus, at right, who hands Victoria to Aurelian with his right hand and holds a Spear, transverse, with his left. T in exergue.

Weight: 3.92 g, Diameter: 21 x 23.2 x 1.2 mm, Die axis: 10°, Mint: Milan, struck between 272-274 A.D. Reference: RIC V, I 146 Correction
Masis
Aurelian_RIC_V,_I_407.jpg
Aurelian, AE Antoninianus, RIC V, I 4075 viewsAurelian
Augustus, 270 – 275 A.D.

Coin: AE Antoninianus

Obverse: IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust facing right. Aegis on left shoulder.
Reverse: VIRT MILI-T-VM, Aurelian, at left, holding the Globe with his left hand and a Sceptre with his right, facing Virtus, at right, who holds Victoria with his right hand and a Spear, transverse, with his left. Γ in exergue.

Weight: 3.01 g, Diameter: 20.2 x 20.5 x 1 mm, Die axis: 180°, Mint: Rome, Reference: RIC V, I 407

Rated Rare
Masis
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Aurelianus12 viewsAE-Abschlag of Aureus dies
IMP AVRELIANVS AVG; Laureade and cuirassed bust to right.
VIRTVS AVG; Virtus with trophy and spear walking right, captive at feet.
Ex: -
Serdica
RIC: - RIC temp #2595
Julianus of Pannonia
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Aureolus for Postumus VIRTVS EQVIT RIC V/2 387 var53 viewsAnt, 17x20mm, 1.51g.

Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS AVG, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: VIRTVS EQVIT, Mars walking R with spear and shield.

Exe: T

Milan. Struck by Aurolus in Postumus' name.

RIC V/2 387 var, 268, Common.
Robert_Brenchley
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Aureolus Virtus RIC Vb 38714 viewsAureolus, 267-268 AD, Milan, RIC Vb 387
OBV: IMP POSTV[MVS AVG], radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
REV: VIRTVS EQVIT, Virtus walking right, holding spear and shield.
T in exergue
SRukke
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BCC LR54 15 viewsLate Roman
Maximian 286-305 CE
AE Antoninianus
Obv:IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVGVSTORUM
Hercules standing right with bow and lion
skin, leaning on club. In field: Γ In ex:XXI
22mm 2.75gm. Axis:0
Possible reference RIC V 591, Siscia Mint?
v-drome
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CARACALLA34 viewsAE dupondius. 210 AD. 11.92 grs. Radiate head right. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. / Virtus standing left, holding parazonium and spear.Captive at base of trophy. PONTIF TRP XIII COS III. RIC IV 456. Cohen 480.
Ex Barry P. Murphy
benito
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Caracalla75 viewsCaracalla, Rome mint 207 AD. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right. Reverse - PONTIF TR P X COS II, Caracalla, as Virtus, standing right, holding spear & parazonium, right foot on helmet. RCV 6864. 19.5mm, 3.3gfordicus
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Caracalla11 viewsCaracalla Denarius
19 mm 2.41 gm
O: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Laureate head right
R: PONTIF TR P XIII COS III
Virtus standing right, with right foot on helmet and holding parazonium and spear.
John Campbell
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CARACALLA24 viewsAE dupondius. 210 AD. 11.92 grs. Radiate head right. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. / Virtus standing left, holding parazonium and spear.Captive at base of trophy. PONTIF TRP XIII COS III. RIC IV 456. Cohen 480.
Ex Barry P. Murphy.
benito
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Caracalla - denarius RIC 18725 viewsCaracalla. Silver denarius, minted in Rome, 211 AD; 2.32g; obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate, bust right; reverse: P M TR P XIIII COS III P P, Virtus standing half-right, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium. RIC 187.

Notes: Ex Martin Griffiths (Maridvnvm) collection.
Priscian
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Caracalla 198-217 A.D.23 viewsDenarius, 19mm
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Reverse: PONTIF TR P XII COS III, Virtus standing left, holding spear and parazonium, left foot on helmet
Dk0311USMC
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Caracalla 198-217 denarius40 viewsOb. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right
Rev. VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing left, holding Victory & scepter.
Ref. RIC 149, RSC 665a, BMC 300
Year 203

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG Antonius Pius is your Emperor and Augustus
VIRTVS AVGG The virtue of Caracalla and Geta - joint emperors

Virtus is a female personification of courage or bravery. She is usually shown with a spear, shield and small Victory and sometimes a parazonium (a type of baton). In this example she just has the usual Victory. (She is often erroneously thought of as male particually when the legend is combined with the Mars type)

-:Bacchus:-
Bacchus
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Caracalla AR denarius 'Virtus'15 viewsCaracalla, laureate head right.
Legend; ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
Reverse Legend; PONTIF TRP XIII COS III
Reverse Type; Virtus standing right, stepping on helmet, holding spear and parazonium

Mint; Rome, 210 AD. 1.6 grams

ref RIC 117a; Sear (1988) 1948; RSC 477

scratch to Caracalla's face. Otherwise a nice coin.
Banjaxed
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Caracalla RIC 177b34 viewsDenarius (3,35g - 19mm)
obv.ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT
laureate head right
rev.PONTIF TR P XIII COS III
Virtus standing right, helmeted, holding reversed spear & parazoniums, foot on helmet
Rome mint AD 210
RIC 117b
HG
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Caracalla, 198 - 217 AD22 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust of Caracalla facing right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing left, wearing military garb, holding Victory in right hand and holding a versed spear in left.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 203 AD

3.35 grams, 18.3 mm, 0°

RIC IVi 149, RSC 667, S6903, VM 107

Ex: FORVM
SPQR Coins
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Caracalla, AD 198-21717 viewsAR denarius, 3.2g, 19mm, 6h; Rome mint, c. AD 201.
Obv.: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG; Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: VIRTVS AVGG; Virtus, helmeted, standing right, holding Victory and spear.
Reference: RIC 4a Caracalla 149, p. 234.
Notes: eBay, rq
1 commentsJohn Anthony
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Caracalla, Denarius - *128 viewsRome mint, AD 210
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head of Caracalla right
PONTIF TRP XIII COS III, Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet
3.42 gr
Ref : RCV #6872 var, Cohen #478
4 commentsPotator II
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Carausius VIRTVS AVG S-C mint27 views36246. Bronze antoninianus, RIC V - unlisted, gF, soft strike, "S C" mint, weight 4.243g, maximum diameter 24mm, die axis 180o, obverse IMP C CARAVSIVS P AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right, spear vertical in left, right rests on grounded shield, S - C across fields;

*amended from original description, as there was a slight mistake in the original interpretation of the obverse.
cliff_marsland
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Carinus7 viewsAE-Quinarius
IMP CARINVS AVG; Laureate and cuirassed bust to right.
VIRTVS AVGG; Virtus stgl. left holding spear and supporting hand on shield.
Ex:-
Rome
RIC 283var; King 6
Julianus of Pannonia
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Carinus Lugdunum21 viewsIMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.
VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and parazonium, foot on helmnet.
RIC223C; Bastien 592,

Ex. A in right field

22mm, 3.1gr, Die 195

8th emission early 284.
1 commentsEd D
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Carus5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C KARVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust to right.
VIRTVS AVG; Virtus stg. right holding spear; leaning on shield.
Ex: QXXT
Ticinum
RIC 91 var.
Note: Obverse-legend spelled with "K"
Julianus of Pannonia
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CARUS - RIC 919 viewsTicinium 282-283 AD.
Carus AE Antoninianus.
IMP CARVS PF AVG, radiate, cuirassed bust right /
VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and resting hand on shield.
QXXI in ex.
xokleng
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Carus Rome5 viewsIMP CARVS P F AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing left, leaning shield and holding spear.
RIC46F

Ex. KAΓ

24mm, 3.3gr, Die 180.

2th emission Dec. 282
Ed D
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Carus, RIC 4514 viewsIMP C M AVR CARVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVGG
Virtus standing left, leaning on shield and holding spear
KAΓ in ex.
AE antoninianus, 22mm diameter, 3.56g
Rome mint

Nice intact patina.
novacystis
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Claudius II - antoninianus69 viewsIMP. CLAVDIVS AVG.
VIRTVS AVG. , Virtus standing left holding spear and leaning on shield, to the right : B

RIC 111
Ginolerhino
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Claudius II 268- 270 / Antoninianus 32 viewsAntoninianus, Claudius II right / Virtus walking right, Trophy on left shoulder, spear in right hand.
Nice portrait.

**The Golden Legend of 1260 AD recounts how St. Valentine refused to deny Christ before the "Emperor Claudius" in 270 AD ( in some ref ; 269 AD as he was beheaded in that year 269 AD ,per Sam) and as a result was beheaded. Since then, February 14 marks Valentine's Day, a day set aside by the Christian church in memory of the Roman priest and physician.

2 commentsSam
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Claudius II Gothicus56 viewsCut out from a picture of my coin using a photoshop type program. 1 commentsRomanorvm
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Claudius II Gothicus8 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP CLAVDIVS AVG; Radiate, helmeted and cuirassed bust l., holding spear and shield, decorated with head of medusa.
VIRTVS AVG; Virtus stg. Left holding spear and resting on shield.
Ex: -
Siscia
RIC temp#704
Julianus of Pannonia
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Claudius II Gothicus Virtus44 viewsClaudius II Gothicus Silvered AE Antoninianus, 268 - 270 AD, Rome, 20mm, 2.2g, RIC 111
OBV: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
REV: VIRTVS AVG. Virtvs standing left, holding branch and spear, shield at feet.
Romanorvm
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Claudius II Gothicus, AE Antoninianus33 viewsIMP CLAVDIVS AVG
Bust radiate, right
VIRTVS AVG
Mars standing left, holding branch and spear, shield at his feet
E in right field
RIC 110, Rome
whitetd49
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Claudius II Gothicus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG13 viewsAE Antoninianus
Claudius II Gothicus
Augustus: 268 - 270AD
Issued: 268 - 270AD
20.5mm
O: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: VIRTVS AVG; Virtus left, holding branch in right hand, spear in left hand, shield on ground, left.
Rome Mint
RIC 109, radiate, cuirassed; Cohen 313; cf. Sear 11383.
Aorta: 206: B20, O4, R127, T126, M6. Aorta has this listed as "Virtus" on the reverse and "Mars" in a separate type listing, T73. Aorta also does not have a B20, O4, R127, T73, M6 grouping listed. Looking at Wildwinds, I believe that my coin depicts Mars with his helmet and have listed RIC 109 which uses Mars in the reverse description, Aorta notwithstanding.
aitorazpeitia 321138555629
6/12/13 3/6/17
Nicholas Z
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Claudius II RIC V-1 Rome 10934 viewsAE 19 mm 2.4 grams
OBV :: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust right
REV :: VIRTVS AVG. Soldier standing left holding branch and spear, shield at foot
EX :: none
RIC V-1, 109 Rome
Johnny
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Claudius II RIC V-I Antioch 22534 viewsAe 22 mm 4.3 grams
OBV :: IMPC CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right seen from rear
REV :: VIRT-VS AVG, Virtus standing right holding spear, holding shield
EX :: S
REF :: RIC V-I Antioch 225

near full silvering with just a few copper spots showing
Johnny
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Commodus - Dupondius. AD 179-18073 viewsRIC 292a
Radiate Bust Right, L AVREL COMMODVS AVG TR P V
Virtus seated r. with reversed spear and parazonium, VIRTVS AVG IMP III COS II P P, S C

(Given to a friend)
CGPCGP
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Commodus, March or April 177 - 31 Dec 192 A.D.37 viewsL Aelius Aurelius Commodus was the son of emperor Marcus Aurelius and empress Faustina II. Caesar in 177 A.D., Commodus succeeded his father as Augustus in 180. His rule of twelve years quickly degenerated into debauchery, paranoia and insanity. He actually believed he was Hercules reincarnated and participated in gladiatorial contests. The empire was directed by his unscrupulous favorites while the emperor amused himself in whatever decadent way he saw fit. His assassination in 192 A.D. was viewed as a blessing by most Romans of the day.

Silver denarius, RIC 160, BMC 227, RSC 966, Fair, 1.720g, 16.6mm, 180o, 187 A.D.; obverse M COMM ANT - P FEL AVG BRIT, laureate head right; reverse VIRTVT AVG PMTR P XII IMP VIII COS V P P, Virtus standing left, Victory in right, resting left hand on shield, spear leaning on left arm;
Dumanyu2
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Constans, AE2125 viewsRome mint, 1st officina
D N CONSTA NS P F AVG, draped and diademed bust left, holding globe in right hand
FEL.TEMP.REPARATIO, Virtus walking right dragging captive out of his hut. R*P at exergue
4.2 gr
Ref : Cohen # 19, LRBC # 604
1 commentsPotator II
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Constantine 9.02.00113 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS AVG
(R, helmeted, cuir)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VII 191 CT 9.02.001 (C)
2.8g
Noviomagus
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Constantine 9.02.01212 viewsConstantine
Obv CONSTANTINVS AVG
(R, helmeted, cuir)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 185 CT 9.02.012 (C)
3.1g
Noviomagus
Constantine_Virtus.jpg
Constantine I AE Follis, VIRTVS EXERCIT, Lugdunum42 viewsBronze AE 3, RIC VII 114, VF, Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 321 A.D.; obverse CONSTANTINVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS EXERCIT, two captives flanking standard inscribed VOT / XX, C left, R right, PLC in ex; rare (RIC R5)Philoromaos
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Constantine I RIC VII Ticinum 11430 viewsConstantine I RIC VII Ticinum 114
AE 18 mm 3.0 grams 319-320 AD
OBV :: CONST-ANTINVS AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust right
REV :: VIRTVS-EXERCIT. Standard with VOT XX inscribed in 2 lines. 2 bound captives sitting either side
EX :: PT ( Ticinum )
RIC VII Ticinum 114
RIC Rated C1
from uncleaned lot 11/07
Johnny
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Constantine I VIRTVS EXERCIT RIC VII Trier 291139 viewsAE3, 19mm, 3.30g.

Obverse: CONSTAN-TINVS AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: VIRTVS - EXERCIT, vexillum inscribed VOT/XX between two captives. T in L field, F in R.

Exe: Dot PTR (Trier, Officina 1).

RIC VII 291, 320-1, S
3 commentsRobert_Brenchley
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Constantine II 9.02.01111 viewsConstantine II
Obv CONSTANTINVS IVN N C
(L .laur, draped, cuir)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VII 198 LMCC 9.02.011 (C)
3.4g
(ex Lanz Numismatik)
Noviomagus
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Constantine II 9.02.01913 viewsConstantine II
Obv CONSTANTINVS IVN NOB CAES
(R.rad, draped, cuir,)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 190 LMCC 9.02.019 (C)
2.8g
(ex Lanz Numismatik)
Noviomagus
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Constantine II 9.02.02318 viewsConstantine II
Obv CONSTANTINVS IVN NC
(L.radiate, trabea or mantle)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Trophy standing on ground, captives on either side)
PLON
RIC 184 LMCC 9.02.023 (R)
London 2.5g
(ex Roma Numismatics)

Noviomagus
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Constantine the Great - Two Captives Seated - PLN Mintmark16 viewsConstantine I the Great
AE Follis

obv: CONSTAN TINUS AUG - Helmeted bust right, cuirassed and seen from the front.

rev: VIRTUS EXERCIT - PLN in exergue - Two captives seated on either side of a banner inscribed 'VOT X X'. One mourning with head in hand, the other looking backwards.

2.7 Grams, Large Flan.
rexesq
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Constantine the Great - Two Captives Seated - PLN Mintmark26 viewsConstantine I the Great
AE Follis

obv: CONSTAN TINUS AUG - Helmeted bust right, cuirassed and seen from the front.

rev: VIRTUS EXERCIT - PLN in exergue - Two captives seated on either side of a banner inscribed 'VOT X X'. One captive mourning with head in hand, the other looking backwards, with hands bound behind back.

2.7 Grams, Large Flan.
1 commentsrexesq
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Constantine the Great - Two Captives Seated - PLN Mintmark16 viewsConstantine I the Great
AE Follis

obv: CONSTAN TINUS AUG - Helmeted bust right, cuirassed and seen from the front.

rev: VIRTUS EXERCIT - PLN in exergue - Two captives seated on either side of a banner inscribed 'VOT X X'. One captive mourning with head in hand, the other looking backwards, hands bound behind back.

2.7 Grams, Large Flan.
rexesq
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Constantine the Great - Two Captives Seated - PLN Mintmark11 viewsConstantine I the Great
AE Follis

obv: CONSTAN TINUS AUG - Helmeted bust right, cuirassed and seen from the front.

rev: VIRTUS EXERCIT - PLN in exergue - Two captives seated on either side of a banner inscribed 'VOT X X'. One captive mourning with head in hand, the other looking backwards, hands bound behind back.

2.7 Grams, Large Flan.
rexesq
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Constantine the Great -Two Captives Seated - PIN Mintmark16 viewsConstantine I the Great
AE Follis

obv: CONSTAN TINUS AUG - Helmeted bust right, cuirassed and seen from the front.

rev: VIRTUS EXERCIT - PLN in exergue - Two captives seated on either side of a banner inscribed 'VOT X X'. One captive mourning with head in hand, the other looking backwards, hands bound behind back.

2.7 Grams, Large Flan.
rexesq
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Constantine the Great, Follis - *206 viewsNicomedia mint, 2nd officina, c. AD 311
IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG; Laureate head right
VIRTVTIE-XERCITVS Mars/Virtus advancing right in military dress, holding transverse spear and shield ; trophy over shoulder. B in right field. SMN in exergue.
4.88 gr, 22 mm
RIC-, C-, Roman coins -
RIC lists this type only for Licinius and Maximinus . "Iovi Conservatori and Virtuti Exercitus both appear for Licinius and Maximinus, emissions for the former being the more scarce: coinage for Constantine is extremely rare. Date, c. 311". Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 70c.
Please see Victor Clarks website for further information at :http://www.constantinethegreatcoins.com/unlisted/
3 commentsPotator II
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CONSTANTINUS VIRTVS EXERCIT Trophy TRIER67 viewsCONSTA - NTINVS AVG
Cuirassed bust with helmet right
R/ VIRTVS - EXERCITVS -|-// STR
Trophy with two captives seated below.

Trier mint,320 AD
RIC. 258 r4
19 mm, 3.08 g, axis 180°

Best I have seen
1 commentsgb29400
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CONSTANTINUS I VIRTVS EXERCIT65 viewsCONSTANT - INVS AVG
Consular bust left, laureated, wearing trabea, eagle tipped sceptre in left hand
R/ VIRTVS - EXERCIT
Trophy with captive seating on ground on either side
T/F/.PTR

struck in Trier 320-321
RIC. 281 R4

20 mm -- axis 180° -- 2,88 g
gb29400
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Constantius II27 viewsAE4
Obv: DN CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Rev: SPES REIPVBLICAE; Emperor/Virtus stg. l., holding globe and spear, a captive at his feet
Tanit
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Constantius II - AE - Campgate - QCONST - Four tiers, open doors. Bust Left.22 viewsConstantius II as Caesar - AD 337 - 347.
AE Follis 'VIRTUS CAESS'
QCONST in exergue on reverse - Arles of Constantina Mint.

obv: FL JUL CONSTANTIUS NOB C - Laureate bust facing left, draped and cuirassed, seen from the front.

rev: VIRTUS CAESS - Four tiered campgate, five levels of brick, doors open. Star above.
'S F' - in either field. QCONST in exergue.


2.5 grams
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Ex Old Pueblo Coin Exchange, Southern Arizona.
2 commentsrexesq
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Constantius II - AE - Campgate - QCONST - Four tiers, open doors. Bust Left.15 viewsConstantius II as Caesar - AD 337 - 347.
AE Follis 'VIRTUS CAESS'
QCONST in exergue on reverse - Arles of Constantina Mint.

obv: FL JUL CONSTANTIUS NOB C - Laureate bust facing left, draped and cuirassed, seen from the front.

rev: VIRTUS CAESS - Four tiered campgate, five levels of brick, doors open. Star above.
'S F' - in either field. QCONST in exergue.

2.5 Grams
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Ex Old Pueblo Coin Exchange, Southern Arizona.
rexesq
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CONSTANTIUS II centenionalis AD35028 viewsobv: D.N.CONSTANTIVS.PF.AVG (pearl diademed, draped bust right)
rev: VIRTVS.AVGVSTORVM / SIS (Emperor standing right holding transverse spear and globe, treading on captive to right)
ref: RIC VIII-Siscia295
2.14g, 17mm
Scarce
berserker
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Constantius II Centenionalis Fel Temp Reparatio Falling Horseman47 viewsAE Centenionalis
Constantius II, 337-361 CE
Diameter: 21 mm, Weight: 6.32 grams, Die Axis: 6h

Obverse: D N CONSTANTIVS PF AVG
Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust to right.

Reverse: FEL TEMP REPARATIO
Soldier (described also as Constantius II or the personification of Virtus) to right holding shield, spearing falling enemy horseman to left. Horseman tumbles over neck of horse, facing forwards with arms outstretched.

Mint: ANΘ, Γ in field to left: Antioch

Notes:
-This issue was minted circa 351-354 CE.

Ex David L. Tranbarger 2018, Ex Triskeles Auction 22 2017, Lot 554 (the Maple Leaf Collection)
3 commentsPharsalos
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Constantius II, AD 337-36111 viewsÆ15, 1.5g, 6h; Trier mint, AD 337- 340
Obv.: FL IVL CONSTANTIVS AVG; Laureate, cuirassed bust right.
Rev.: VIRTVS AVGG NN; Soldier standing holding spear and resting hand on shield // TRP
Reference: RIC VIII Trier 74, p.144
From the YOC Collection, 17-006-71
John Anthony
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Cr 401/1 AR Denarius Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n34 viewso: VIRTVS - III VIR Helmeted and draped bust of Virtus to right, with large head
r: MN F MN N / MN AQVIL / SICIL. Mn. Aquilius (Cos. 101) raising fallen Sicily
65 BCE  Denarius Serratus (19 mm, 3.82 g, 6 h), Rome.
Babelon (Aquilia) 2. Crawford 401/1. Sydenham 798. Toned and struck on a broad flan.
This coin is somewhat unintentionally ironic. The moneyer's honored grandfather was accused of fleecing the people of Sicily, when he was governor of the province after the slave revolts. He later managed to antagonize Mithridates VI of Pontus, leading to widespread slaughter of Romans in Asia.
As Wikipedia summarizes the aftermath: "Mithridates defeated Aquillius in 88 near Protostachium. Aquillius was attempting to make his way back to Italy and managed to make it to Lesbos, where he was delivered to Mithridates by the inhabitants of Mytilene. After being taken to the mainland, he was then placed on a donkey and paraded back to Pergamon. On the trip, he was forced to confess his supposed crimes against the peoples of Anatolia. Aquillius's father, the elder Manius Aquillius, was a former Roman governor of Pergamon and was hated for the egregious taxes that he imposed. It was generally thought that Manius Aquillius the younger would follow in the footsteps of his father as a tax profiteer and was hated by some of the local peoples."
Grandpa was thereafter killed by Mithridates by having molten gold poured down his throat.
2 commentsPMah
Crispus_Virtus.jpg
Crispus26 viewsAE (2,14 gr - 19 mm)
obv.IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES
laureate and cuirassed bust left, holding spear and shield
rev.VIRTVS EXERCIT
two captives seated at the foot of a standard inscribed VOT X; S-F/HL
in exergue ΓSIS(star in crescent)
mint Siscia
Struck AD 320 AD
RIC VII Siscia 130
Holger G
cr18.JPG
CRISPUS Virtus Exercit87 viewsIV - L CRISPVS NOB CAES
laureated and cuirassed bust left, with spear pointing forward, shield on arm
VIRTVS EXERCIT
T/F STR
Treveri mint
RIC. VII, 284 r4
3 commentsgb29400
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Crispus 9.02.00410 viewsCrispus
Obv CRISPVS NOBIL C
(R, helmeted, cuir)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLN in ex
London
RIC VII 194 LMCC 9.02.004 (S)
3.0g
(ex Steve Thomas)
Noviomagus
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Crispus 9.02.01713 viewsCrispus
Obv CRISPVS NOBIL C
(R, Helmeted, draped, cuir)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Standard on ground, captives on either side)
PLON in ex
London
RIC VII 187 LMCC 9.02.017 (S)
3.1g
(ex Lanz Numismatik)
(Striking error – additional V and X. Possibly done deliberately to cover a large flan.)
Noviomagus
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Crispus 9.02.022.520 viewsCrispus
Obv CRISPVS NOBIL C
(R, helmeted, cuir)
Rev VIRTVS EXERCIT
(Trophy standing on ground, captive seated on either side)
PLON in ex
Not in RIC LMCC 9.02.022.5(RRR)
London 2.33g
(ex Pinter Lascsik)
(Coins of London with a trophy reverse are very rare. Only one other coin is recorded with a Crispus obverse (Vienna RO 66986), and that has a FL IVL CRISPVS NOB CAES legend).
Noviomagus
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CRISPUS helmet Virtus Exercit VOT XX79 viewsCRISPVS NOB CAES
cuirassed bust right with helmet
VIRTVS EXERCIT VOT/XX on standard
.PTR
Treveri mint
RIC. VII, 270 r4
1 commentsgb29400
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Crispus Virtus Exercit RIC Unlisted26 viewsCrispus, Ticinum, 317 - 326 AD (320 AD), 19.07mm, 2.8g,
OBV: C-RISPVS NOB CAES, Laureate cuirassed bust left, with spear pointing forward, shield on left arm
REV: VISTVS EXERCIT, VOT/XX in banner, captive either side, S T in exergue, crescent moon in R field

Not in RIC, Unlisted for ruler. RIC lists this issue only for Constantine I and Licinius I (p. 378). Coin should be listed after TICINUM 128.

Romanorvm
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CRISPUS Virtus Exercit VOT XX90 viewsCRISPVS NOB CAES
laureated and cuirassed bust left, with spear pointing forward, shield on arm
VIRTVS EXERCIT VOT/XX on standard
STR
Treveri mint
RIC. VII, 269 r5
1 commentsgb29400
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Denarius; TR POT XI COS II, Virtus l. with parazonium & spear, RIC III 4737 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, Denarius. AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, draped bust right / TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left with parazonium & spear. RSC 721, RIC III 473, Sear RCV II: 4793. Podiceps
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Denarius; Virtus standing left holding parazonium and spear. RIC 4739 viewsMarcus Aurelius, 161-180 A.D. AR Denarius. 3.1g. Rev. TR POT XI COS II, Virtus standing left holding parazonium and spear. RIC 473.Podiceps
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DOMITIAN28 viewsAE As. 90-1 AD. 10,5 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P / Virtus standing right., holding. spear and parazonium . VIRTVTI AVGVSTI .
RIC 397.
1 commentsbenito
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DOMITIAN33 viewsAE As. 90-1 AD. 10,5 grs. Laureate head right. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P / Virtus standing right., holding. spear and parazonium . VIRTVTI AVGVSTI .
RIC 397.
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Domitian (RIC 305a, Coin #43), 28 viewsRIC 305a var. (obv. text POT) (C), AE AS, Rome, 85 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P Laureate bust right, wearing aegis.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI Virtus standing right, holding spear and parazonium, foot on globe. S C across fields.
Size: 27.6mm 9.90gm
1 commentsMaynardGee
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Domitian (RIC 356b, Coin #221)14 viewsRIC 356b (C), AE AS, Rome, 85 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER P P Laureate bust right.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI Virtus advancing, holding spear and parazoniu. S C across fields.
Size: 28.1mm 10.24gm
MaynardGee
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Domitian - AS As, Rome Mint - VIRTUTI AUGUSTI - 10.92 Grams49 viewsAncient Rome.
Emperor Domitian(81 - 96 AD), AE As.
Latin titles;
obv: Laureate crowned bust of Emperor Domitian facing right.
rev:" VIRTUTI AUGUSTI " - Virtus standing right in military dress, holding vertical spear in one hand, parazonium in other arm. One knee slightly raised.
" SC " in fields, to either side of Virtus.

Weight 10.92 Grams
4 commentsrexesq
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Domitian As59 viewsDomitian Æ As. Struck 87 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PERP P, laureate bust right wearing aegis / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C, Virtus standing right, left foot on a helmet, with spear & parazonium.

RIC 356a , Cohen 650.

Tanit
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Domitian As30 viewsAE As
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM CS XII CENS PER PP ; laur. hd. r.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C ; Virtus stg. r.

RIC 356b
Tanit
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Domitian As Virtus107 viewsObv.

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER PP
Laureate head right


Rev.

VIRTVTI AVGVSTI
SC
Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium
6 commentsancientdave
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Domitian As Virtus 234 viewsObv.
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PER PP
Laureate head right


Rev.
VIRTVTI AVGVSTI
SC
Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium
1 commentsancientdave
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Domitian Dupondius31 viewsDomitian, AE Dupondius, A.D. 90-91;
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER PP, radiate head of Domitian right,
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C, Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium

(RIC 393; RCV 2798 var.)
Tanit
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Domitian Dupondius37 viewsDomitian Æ Dupondius. Rome, 86 AD. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Rad. hd. r. / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C, Virtus standing right, left foot on a helmet, with spear & parazonium.

RIC:331, C:648


Tanit
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Domitian Dupondius25 viewsAE Dupondius
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P , rad. hd. r.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C ; Virtus stg. r.

Unlisted in the current RIC volume II
Tanit
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Domitian Dupondius20 viewsDupondius circa 92-94. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P Radiate head r. Rev. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S – C Virtus standing r., holding spear and parazonium.

RIC 406. BMC 468. C 659. CBN 496.

Tanit
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Domitian Dupondius129 viewsRIC II 706 (new), 393 (old) Rome, 90-91 A.D.
15.7 gm, 30 mm
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P. Radiate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S - C. Virtus standing right with spear and parazonium, foot set on helmet.
8 commentsMark Z
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Domitian Dupondius10 viewsDomitian. Caesar under Vespasian 69-79 AD; Caesar under Titus 79-81 AD; Augustus 81-96 AD.

28 mm., 10.77g.

Rome. 85-96AD

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM [COS ... CENS POT P P]: Bust of Domitian, radiate, right, possibly with aegis

VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C: Virtus standing right, resting foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium

References: similar to RIC 374

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Domitian RIC-70928 viewsÆ As, 10.61g
Rome mint, 90-91 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI; S C in field; Virtus stg. r., foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium
RIC 709 (C2). BMC 452. BNC 482.
Acquired from Prafectus Coins, August 2019.

The Virtus type was struck repeatedly on Domitian's middle bronze from 84 onwards. I. Carradice in his 1983 monograph on Domitian's coinage says the following concerning the type - 'Virtus is a military type, symbolic of the courage of Domitian and the mutual devotion between the army and emperor.' Virtus first appears on the coinage in the flurry of Germania Capta types that were struck soon after Domitian's German triumph. She is depicted in traditional Amazon attire.

A superb example in fine style.
1 commentsDavid Atherton
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Domitian Virtus14 viewsDomitian 81 - 96 A.D AE Dupondius Struck 90 - 91 A.D, Rome, 28.15mm, 10g
OBV: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P; Head of Domitian, laureate, r.
REV: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI; Virtus stg. r., foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium
RIC 709, RIC II 397, BMCRE 452, Cohen 656, Sear 5, 2817
Romanorvm
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Domitian, 13 Sep. 81 to 19 Sep. 96 AD, Rome mint49 viewsCopper AS; Sear 2817, RIC 397; Rome mint; Weight 13.5 gr., max diameter 29.25 mm; AD 90/91; Obv. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER PP, laureate head right, Rev. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C, Virtus stg. r. left foot on helmit, holding spear and parazonium; Thick green patina with red spots and light encrustation.

Ex. Richard L. Horst
2 commentsSteve E
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Domitian, 81 - 96 AD25 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PERP PP, radiate head of Domitian facing right.

Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI around, S - C in field separated by Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.

Orichalcum Dupondius, Rome mint, 92 - 94 AD

14.6 grams, 27 mm, 180°

RIC II 406, S2798, VM 100
SPQR Coins
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Domitian, AE Dupondius. 26 mm / 9,96 gr. 88-89 AD.13 viewsDomitian: Caesar under Vespasian 69-79 AD; Caesar under Titus 79-81 AD; Augustus 81-96 AD.

Domitian, AE Dupondius. 26 mm / 9,96 gr. 88-89 AD.
IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER PP, radiate head right with aegis / VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium. RIC II 645; Paris 447; cf Sear 2798 (consular year). RIC 645
2 commentsAntonivs Protti
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Domitian, RIC 300, Dupondius of AD 88 (Virtus)17 viewsÆ Dupondius (10.8g, Ø 27.5mm, 6h), Rome, AD 88
Obv.: IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, radiate head right (aegis)
Rev.: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI (around) S C (field), Virtus standing right, foot on helmet left holding parazonium right spear.
RIC II,1:300[R2]; Cohen unlisted
Charles S
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Domitian, RIC 70619 viewsIMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PERP P
VIRTVTI AVGVSTI
AE dupondius, 29mm, 9.12g
Radiate head right
Virtus standing right with spear and parazonium, foot on helmet
novacystis
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Domitian- VIRTVTI54 viewsDomitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D.


Obverse:
Laureate bust right with aegis

IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PERP PP

IMP: Imperator, general
CAES: Caesar, emperor
DOMIT: Domitian
AVG: Augustus, emperor
GERM: Germanicus
COS: Consul
XIII: 8 or XVI
CENS: Censor
PERP: Perpetuus
PP: PATER PATRIAE, the farther of the country. A title given to him by the Senatus.


Reverse:

VIRTVTI AVGVSTI SC

VIRTVTI: Virtus
AVGVSTI: Augusti
S—C: Senatus Consulto, decret of the senate

Comment:
CENS PERP: The censor gave Vº Bº a certain works from the Senate (Censor Perpetuus / Censoria Potestate). Late in 85 A.D he made himself Censor Perpetuus (Censor for life), with a general supervision of conduct and morals.


Virtus standing right, left foot on a helmet, holding spear and parazonium (a dagger)

Domination: Copper, AS, size 28 mm

Mint: Rome, struck 87. A.D.

Comment:
I can't decide what number of TRP it is!
If the obverse legend is as follows, as I suggest:

a) IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIII CENS PERP PP or
b) IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PERP PP
then it would be
a) RIC II, 356a; C.650; dated AD 87; common
b) RIC II, 409; C.658; dated AD 92-94; common

BTW XIII = 13, XVI = 16
John Schou
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Domitian: 81 - 96 AD67 viewsAE As; Rome Mint
Struck 95-96AD
Obv. - laureate head right; IMP.CAES.DOMIT.AUG.GERM.COS.XV(???)
Rev. - VIRTUS standing left, with spear and parazonium, S C either side; VIRTUTI / AUGUSTI
10.06 grams
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Dupondius. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C5 viewsDomitian Æ Dupondius. Rev. VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C, Virtus standing left, foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium. 12 g 26 mm RIC 406 Sear RCV 2798Podiceps
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EB0517 Gordian III / Virtus11 viewsGordian III, AR Antoninianus, 238-239 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing facing in military dress, head left, with shield & spear.
References: RIC IV 6, RSC 381.
Diameter: 20.5mm, Weight: 4.821 grams.
EB
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EB0526 Gallienus, Antoninianus15 viewsGallienus, Antoninianus (plated? billon?)
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right, slight drapery at both shoulders.
Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, resting right hand on shield and holding spear in left hand. P in exergue.
References: RIC 325K?, 534?
Diameter: 22mm, Weight: 2.846 grams
EB
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EB0819 Gordian III / Virtus8 viewsGordian III 238-244, Rome Antoninianus AR 22.
Obverse: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, holding olive branch and spear, shield at side.
References: Cf. RIC IV 39,56.
Diameter: 21.5mm, Weight: 4.342g.
EB
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EUGENE (392-394) - TREVES - RIC 106d11 viewsSilique, 392-394, S
A/D N EVGENI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Eugenius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Seigneur Eugène Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste barbu à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//TRPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et une lance renversée de la main gauche.
Argent - 1.22 gr - 15.44 mm - 11h
RIC IX 106d, RSC 14a
Siliquae
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FLAVIUS-VICTOR (387-388) - TREVES - RIC 84d(1)12 viewsSilique, 388-388, R2
A/D N FL VIC-TOR P F AVG
Dominus Noster Flavius Victor Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Seigneur Flavius Victor Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//TRPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise de face, tête à gauche, sur un trone, tenant dans sa main droite le globe nicéphore et une lance renversée dans la main gauche.
Argent - 1.27 gr - 14.92 mm - 12h
RIC IX 84d(1), RSC 6Aa
Siliquae
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Galba AR Denarius34 viewsGalba. AD 68-69. AR Denarius
(17mm, 3.51 g, 6h).
Spanish mint (Tarraco?).
Struck circa April-late AD 68.
Obv: GALBA IMP Laureate bust right, [globe at point of bust]
Rev: VIRTVS, Virtus standing left, holding Victory in extended right hand, cradling parazonium with left arm.
RIC I 31; RSC 333a. Fine, toned
Ex: CNG 417, Lot 427 March 28, 2018
Ex: CNG 425, Lot: 403. July 25, 2018

It certainly pays to do one's research. I saw this in an online auction and I was interested in it. First, it has one of those interesting small head portraits.

From Sutherland "Supplementum Galbianum" (1984)

"There was, curiously,
a noticeable tendency towards much smaller and more compact portrait-
heads, seen for example in RIC I', nos. 14, 20, 23a, 28a, 29, 29a, 30, 30a,
31 (PL. I. 15) and 32."

Second, it is attributed to a Spanish mint. third it has an interesting die link.

From Sutherland (1984)
RIC F, no. 29a (B.M. (1935), rev. S P Q R on shield in wreath) shares an obv.
die with no. 31 (Oxford, rev. Virtus).

Most importantly I just liked it. When I researched the coin before the hammer fell I found out that this coin was the only example in CoinArchives. However it was listed twice. Today's auction was listed as upcoming, but the same coin was also listed in a another sale from March 2018. There were no examples on WildWinds or Acsearch and only the Brtish museum example on OCRE.

All things considered; the rarity, the Virtus reverse (that is 3 I have now) and the interesting portrait, made this coin a must have.
So now I will be on the lookout for Galba denarii minted in Narbo or otherwise in Gaul, and well as those minted in Carthage.
orfew
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Galba RIC 0048a46 viewsGalba, AD 68-69. Denarius, Spain (Tarraco ?), 68. AR 3.25 g.
Obv: GALBA - IMPERTOR Laureate head r., globe at point of bust.
Rev. VIRTVS Virtus, wearing short tunica, standing l., holding parazonium with her l. hand, on her outstretched r. hand Victoria with palm branch and wreath.
RIC 48a (R3) Supplementum Galbianum, Quaderni Ticinesi XII Numismatica E Antichita Classiche 1984. Cf. BMC 341, 194v.; BN III, 36, 34v.; C. 210; RIC 30var. (all with IMP on obv.).
Very rare variant. Toned. Small chips on flan. Almost very fine
Provenance: Auction UBS, Zurich 49 (2000), 365.
Ex: “The Galba Collection”
Hess Divo Auction 333, Lot 100 November 30, 2017
Hess Divo Auction 334 Lot 107 May 29, 2018

Here is another rare denarius of Galba. For a while I thought it was an unpublished variant. It did not appear in RIC 1  (1984).I have to thank Dr. Jryki Muona for supplying the correct reference for me. It appeared in a paper by Sutherland in 1984 entitled Supplementum Galbianum. In this paper several previously unpublished coins of Galba including mine were added. My coin type was given the reference number RIC 48a. Other information including corrections and further information is given in the paper. This coin does not occur in the major museum collections. There is one in the Oxford collection and this is the coin used in the paper cited above. There is one other that was auctioned in 2004 by Gorny & Mosch. I have been unable to find any further examples.

For me the most notable quality of this coin is not the rarity (it is R3: 6-10 examples known in the collections examines for RIC), it is the amazing portrait. I have 4 coins of Galba and not one of the portraits is close to any of the others. There is a remarkable variation in portraits on Galba's denarii, especially considering the short reign of the emperor.

Where was this coin minted? It has the globe at the terminus of the bust. This would seem to indicate Taracco in Spain. However, after some research I have discovered that other mints may have used the globe terminus. In other words, if there is no globe it was not minted in Taracco, if it has the globe it may be Taracco. 

The reverse with Virtvs holding victory does appear on other coins of Galba. However, on the vast majority of these the legend "Vitvus" is on the left and not the right. I have seen 2 other types with "Virtvs" on the right. However, on one the bust has no globe terminus so it is not a Tarraco mint coin. On the other, the obverse legend is different and the coin is probably a product of the Carthage mint in Africa because of the distinctive portrait.

I am very happy to have acquired this coin. It is unusual, interesting, and has a great portrait as well as an interesting reverse.

2 commentsorfew
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Galba RIC 023655 viewsGALBA, A.D. 68-69. AR Denarius (3.38 gms), Rome Mint, ca. A.D. July 68-January 69.
Obv: "IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG PM" Laureate bust of Galba facing right;
Rev:: Virtus standing facing, holding parazonium upwards and leaning on vertical spear.
NGC Ch F, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5.
RIC-236
Provenance: From the Graywood Collection.



This denarius is quite rare. One aspect that makes it rare is the addition of "PM" in the obverse legend. Their are other examples similar coins without the "PM" that are somewhat more available than this one.

I was attracted to 2 aspects of this denarius. First was the portrait. Portraits of Galba vary widely across his denarii, but this one is quite unusual. It does not look like the portraits on most of his denarii. The other aspect that attracted me to this coin was the use of Virtus on the reverse. According to one expert, Virtus is female, so the figure on the reverse is the nude emperor Galba himself taking on the attributes of Virtus. Apparently, nude representations of the emperor are unusual on imperial coins.

5 commentsorfew
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Galerius5 viewsAE-Antoninianus
MAXIMIANVS NOB C; Radiate, cuirassed and draped bust right.
VIRTVS AVGG; Virtus standing left, right hand resting on shield, left holding spear.
Ex: B
Lugdunum
RIC 692; B.657 pl. LXVI (9 ex.)
Julianus of Pannonia
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GALLIENUS23 viewsBI antoninianus. 253-254 AD. 3,45 grs. Radiate and cuirassed bust right. IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG. / Virtus standing left, holding shield and spear. VIRTVS AVGG.
RIC 181. RSC 1288a
Ex Barry P. Murphy.
1 commentsbenito
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Gallienus17 viewsGallienus Antoninians
20.7 mm 3.46 gm
O: GALLIENVS P F AVG
His radiate cuirassed bust right
R: VIRTVS AVG
Virtus or Roma standing left holding spear and leaning on shield. Star in left field
John Campbell
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GALLIENUS22 viewsBI antoninianus. 253-254 AD. 3,45 grs. Radiate and cuirassed bust right. IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG. / Virtus standing left, holding shield and spear. VIRTVS AVGG.
RIC 181. RSC 1288a
benito
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Gallienus (A.D. 253-268)15 viewsSilvered Antoninianus, A.D. 260-268, Antioch, 21.8mm, 3.64g, 0°, RIC Vi 667.
Obv: GALLIENVS P F AVG. Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVG. Virtus, helmeted, standing left resting hand on shield and holding spear.
Joseph D5
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)22 viewsSRCV 10411, RIC V J-181, Göbl 88v, Van Meter -

Billon Antoninianus, 20 mm., 0°

Rome mint, struck during joint reign (253-260 A.D.), in 254 A.D.

Obv: IMP CP LIC GALLIENVS AVGG
, radiate cuirassed bust right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus/Mars standing left, leaning on shield in right hand and holding spear in left hand.

RIC rarity C.
Stkp
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)6 viewsSRCV 10401, RIC V-S 317, Göbl 344x, Van Meter 333.

BI Antoninianus, 2.67 g., 20.05 mm. max., 180°

Rome mint, first officina, struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.), 261-262 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus/ Mars standing left, holding globe in right hand and spear in left. P in left field.

RIC rarity C.

[coin is bronze in color]
Stkp
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)9 viewsSRCV 10408, RIC V J-457, Göbl 1704b, Van Meter 338/7.

BI Antoninianus, 3.79 g., 22.79 mm. max., 0°

Samosata mint, struck during joint reign with Valerian (253-260 A.D.), in 259 A.D.

Obv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS P F AVG, radiate draped and cuirassed bust right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Gallienus left, holding spear, receiving wreath from Roma right, holding spear and shield. Wreath above.

RIC rarity S, Van Meter VB1.
Stkp
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)5 viewsSRCV 10403, RIC V S-612, Göbl 1066k, Van Meter 336 (standing left).

BI Antoninianus, 3.85 g., 23.68 mm. max., 180°

Antioch mint, struck during sole reign (260-268 A.D.), in 266-267 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right.

Rev: VIRT-VS AVG, Soldier standing right holding spear right and leaning on shield with left hand, PXV (= TR P XV) in exurgue.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
Stkp
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Gallienus - BI antoninianus7 viewsAntioch
263-266 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
GALLIENVS AVG
soldier standing left, holding spear and shield
VIRTVS AVGG
*
Göbl MIR 1617i, RIC V S668, SRCV III 10402, RSC IV 1237b cor., AHG 487
3,07 g
Johny SYSEL
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Gallienus Antoninianus40 viewsIMP C P LIC GALLIENVS PF AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVGG, Soldier standing resting left hand on shield, holding spear

Virtus is a female personification of courage or bravery. She is usually shown with a spear, shield and small Victory and sometimes a parazonium (a type of baton). In this example the female personification has both shield and spear and is standing in quite a heroic pose

Ref. RIC 7 182
Year 255-256

-:Bacchus:-
1 commentsBacchus
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GALLIENUS Antoninianus, RIC 534, Virtus23 viewsOBV: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
REV: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, resting hand on shield & holding spear
4.10 gm., 22 mm

Minted at Mediolanum, Sole Reign, 260-8 AD
Legatus
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Gallienus Virtus Aug16 viewsGallienus, 261 - 262 AD, sole reign, Rome, AE antoninianus
OBV: GALIENVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right
REV: VIRTVS AVG P in right field, Mars standing facing in military dress, helmeted head left, globe in right hand, spear in left
17mm, 2.99g,
RIC V, Part I, 317; Göbl 344x
Romanorvm
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Gallienus, 253 - 268 AD19 viewsObv: IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus facing right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing right, holding a spear and leaning on a shield.

Billon Antoninianus, Rome mint, 253 - 255 AD

2.8 grams, 23 mm, 0°

RIC Vi 181, RSC 1288, S10411, VM 341
Matt Inglima
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Gallienus, 253 - 268 AD16 viewsObv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped bust of Gallienus facing right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left leaning on a shield and holding a spear; star in exergue.

Billon Antoninianus, Antioch mint, 266 - 267 AD

3.9 grams, 21.3 mm, 0°

RIC Vi 668, RSC 1237, S10402, VM 336
Matt Inglima
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Gallienus, 253-26618 viewsAR Antoninianus, 20mm, 3.28g; Rome mint: 263-264
Obv.: GALLIENVS AVG; radiate bust right, seen from behind.
Rev.: VIRTVS AVG; Virtus standing left, holding spear and shield.
Reference: RIC 5(a) 325
John Anthony
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Gallienus, Antoninianus59 viewsCologne mint, AD 257-258
GALLIENVS PF AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust of Gallienus, seen from front
VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus, standing right, holding spear and standard
3,93 gr
Ref : RCV #10413, Cohen #1309, Göbl # 8821
Potator II
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Gallienus, Antoninianus15 viewsMint of Milan.
GALLIENVS.P.F.AVG - radiate & cuirassed bust right
VIRT GALLIENI AVG - Emperor walking right, holding transverse sceptre (point forwards) & small round shield, treading down fallen enemy, lying on ground, one arm raised.

258-259 AD.

Ref:RIC 54 F (J)
byzancia
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Gallienus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG9 viewsAE Antoninianus
Gallienus
Augustus: 253 - 268AD
Issued: 260 - 268AD
23.0 x 20.0mm
O: GALLIENVS PF AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: VIRTVS AVG; Virtus standing left, standing shield in right hand, spear in left.
Exergue: (Star), left field.
Antioch Mint
RIC 667, star; Cohen 1235.
Aorta: 1025: B47, O15, R407, T312, M1.
coverkid1 321397194229
5/10/14 3/6/17
Nicholas Z
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Gallienus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG7 viewsAE Antoninianus
Gallienus
Augustus: 253 - 268AD
Issued: 260 - 264AD
18.0mm 2.50gr
O: IMP GALLIENVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: VIRTVS AVG; Virtus holding globe and spear, facing left.
Exergue: P, right field.
Rome Mint
RIC V-1 (S), 317, radiate, cuirassed, P, right; Goebl 0344; Sear 10401.
Aorta: 978: B47, O10, R407, T310, M5.
gsimonel 221437962170
5/31/14 3/7/17
Nicholas Z
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Gallienus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVGG8 viewsAR Antoninianus
Gallienus
Augustus: 253 - 268AD
Issued: 254AD
22.5 x 20.5mm
O: IMP CP LIC GALLIENVS AVG; Radiate, cuirassed bust, right.
R: VIRTVS AVGG; Virtus standing left, resting hand on shield and holding spear.
Rome Mint
RIC 181[j]rad., cuir. (Joint reign.); Goebl 38v.
Aorta: 1060: B47, O23, R408, T312, M5.
Holding History
1/20/15 4/30/17
Nicholas Z
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Gallienus- Mars36 viewsGallienus, August 253 - 24 March 268 A.D.

Obverse:Radiate head right
GALLIENVS: Gallienus

AVG: Augustus,

Reverse:

VIRTVS: Virtus

AVG: Augustus

Showing: Mars standing left holding globe in right hand and spear in left hand. P in right field

Domination: Bronze, Antoninianus, size 20 mm

Mint: Rome

The following is from Doug Smith's great site:

"'Courage' is a helmeted soldier in armor holding a spear, victory or shield. Virtus can be distinguished from the god Mars who is usually shown nude. Some coins appear to show Virtus as a female figure (appropriate since the word is feminine declention). "
John Schou
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Gallienus- Virtvs Avg38 viewsGallienus, 253 - 24 March 268 A.D.

Obverse:Radiate head right

GALLIENVS: Gallienus

AVG: Augustus,

Reverse:

VIRTVS: Virtus

AVG: Augustus

Showing: Mars standing left holding globe in right hand and spear in left hand. P in right field

Domination: Bronze, Antoninianus, size 20 mm

Mint: Rome. RIC 317 from the sole reign RSC 1221c.
John Schou
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GALLIENUS. 253-268 AD. Antoninianus. Antioch mint. Struck circa 266-268 AD. 9 viewsObv. GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right, seen from front.
Rev.VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and shield.
21mm, 3.78 grams.
References: RIC V 669; MIR 36, 1666g; RSC 1246a.
Canaan
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GORDIAN II denarius - March-Apr 238 AD31 viewsobv: IMP M ANT GORDIANVS AFR AVG (laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right)
rev: VIRTVS AVGG (Virtus standing left, right hand on shield, leaning on spear)
ref: RIC3 (R2), C.14 (120frcs), BMC 30
mint: Rome
3.25gms, 18mm
Very rare
This coin was found at the fort of Brigetio (today Szőny), Pannonia.
Although the portrait of the two Gordiani are superfacially very much alike, according to RIC are not difficult to distinguish. The father’s features incline to spareness, and his hair borders his forehead closely. The son’s face is full, with a fleshy chin and thick neck, and his hair is represented as having receded to the limit of his laurel wreath.
berserker
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Gordian III / RIC 205, 1'st series.16 viewsAntoninianus, 238 - 239 AD, Antioch mint.
Obverse: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG / Radiate bust of Gordian.
Reverse: VITRVS AVG / Virtus standing, leaning on shield and holding spear.
4.28 gm,, 24 mm.
RIC #205.
Callimachus
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Gordian III (RIC 6, Coin #141)14 viewsRIC 6 (C), AR Antoninianus, Rome, 238-239 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVG Virtus standing half left, helmeted and in military dress, head left, resting right on shield set on ground, inverted spear in left.
Size: 21.4mm 4.48gm
MaynardGee
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Gordian III (RIC 6, Coin #235)11 viewsRIC 6 (C), AR Antoninianus, Rome, 238-239 AD.
Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVG Virtus standing facing in military dress, head left, with shield and spear.
Size: 22.9mm 3.80gm
MaynardGee
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Gordian III - [RIC 39, RSC 383]43 viewsSilver antoninianus, 4.14g, 22mm, 30 degree, Antioch mint, January - March 240 A.D.

Obv. - IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right from behind

Rev. - VIRTVS AVG, Virtus in crested helmet standing left with branch in right & vertical spear in left, shield on ground before

37* painted in excerge on reverse by a previous collector pre 1972
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Purchased from eBay
renegade3220
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Gordian III - [SRCV III 8668, RIC IV 6, RSC IV 381]112 viewsSilver antoninianus, 3.88g, 22 mm, 205 degree, Rome mint, first issue, end of July 238 - end of July 239 A.D.

Obv. - IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped, & cuirassed bust right from behind

Rev. - VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing facing half left, helmeted & in military dress, head left, resting right hand on shield set on ground at feet, inverted spear in left
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Purchased from eBay
2 commentsrenegade3220
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus12 viewsAR Anoninianus
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG
Rev: VIRTVS AVG; Virtus stg. l. holding branch and spear, shield restig against foot
Tanit
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GORDIAN III AR antoninianus - struck June 12, 238-Dec 238 AD20 viewsobv: IMP.CAES.M.ANT.GORDIANVS.AVG (radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed)
rev: VIRTVS AVG (Virtus standing facing in military dress, head left, with shield & spear)
ref: RIC IViii 6, C.381
mint: Rome
3.52gms, 22mm, porosity
1st Issue, 5th Officina
berserker
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Gordian III AR Antoninianus, RIC 6, RSC 38120 views
Gordian III AR Antoninianus. 238-239 AD. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing facing in military dress, head left, with shield & spear. RIC 6, RSC 381.
Sear Roman Coins and their Values (RCV 2000 Edition) Number 8668
Britanikus
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GORDIAN III as - 241 AD27 viewsobv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (laureate draped bust right)
rev: VIRTVS AVG (Virtus standing left holding branch & spear, shield at feet), S-C in field
ref: RIC IViii 293b (3th issue), C.391
10.16gms, 23mm
History: Under the reign of Gordian III not only the East frontier was in danger but the Danubian limes also, because of the German and Goth tribes. This was the first time, when Aurelian appeared, as a cavalry commander. 'Aurelian and three hundred men of his garrison alone destroyed the Sarmatians when they burst into Illyricum. Theoclius, who wrote of the reigns of the Caesars (?), relate that in the war against the Sarmatians Aurelian with his own hand slew forty-eight men in a single day and that in the course of several days he slew over nine hundred and fifty.' (Historia Augusta: The Life of Aurelian, Part 1, 6)
berserker
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Gordian III, 238 - 244 AD20 viewsObv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus, in military attire, standing front, head turned left, holding a branch and reversed spear; a shield rests by his right foot.

Silver Antoninianus, Rome mint, January - March 240 AD

3.5 grams, 22 mm, 0°

RIC IViii 39, RSC 383, S8669 (var.), VM 63
Matt Inglima
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Gordian III, 238 - 244 AD14 viewsObv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right.

Rev: PM TRP II COS PP, Virtus in military attire, standing half-left, holding a vertical spear in his left hand, resting right hand on a shield set on the ground.

Silver Antoninianus, Rome mint, July - December 31, 239 AD

5.25 grams, 22.4 mm, 0°

RIC IViii 20, RSC 194, S8636, VM 36/5
Matt Inglima
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Gordian III, “Balbinus portrait", VIRTVS AVG13 viewsGordian III, Antoninianus. Obv: “Balbinus portrait”, IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / VIRTVS AVG, Virtus in crested helmet standing left with branch & spear, shield on ground before. Obv portrait has Balbinus features, otherwise as, RIC 6, Sear RCV III: 8668 (Rome 238-9).Podiceps
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Gordian III, RIC IV, 684 viewsGordian III Pius, AD 238-244
AR - Antoninian, 4.84g, 22mm
Rome 1st emission, 5th officina, July 238 - July 239
obv. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG
Bust draped, cuirassed, radiate r.
rev. VIRTVS AVG
Virtus in military dress, standing front, head l., resting r. hand on oval shield,
set on ground, holding vertical spear in l.
RIC IV/3, 6; C.381
about EF, mint luster

VIRTVS, personification of military virtue, a female figur, shown by bare breast r.
2 commentsJochen
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Gordian(us) III73 viewsRIC 6, RSC 383.
Gordian III, antoninianus.
22 mm 4,82g.
Obv. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right .
Rev. VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing facing in military dress, head left, with shield & spear.

Marcus Antonius Gordianus Pius (January 20, 225 – February 11, 244), known as Gordian III, was Roman Emperor from 238 to 244. In Roman mythology, Virtus was the deity of bravery and military strength, the personification of the Roman virtue of virtus.

I don't collect this period in Roman history, but I simply couldn't resist this coin. Such a nice coin with so much detail for so little money!
1 commentsmars1112
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Gordianus III (238-244) antoninianus (AR)18 viewsObv.: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG (Draped emperor with radiate crown) Rev.: VIRTVS AVG (Virtus holding olive branch and spear, shield at his side) Diameter: 22 mm Weight: 3,7 g RIC IV 39

My very first silver coin.
Nick.vdw
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Gordianus III - Virtus75 viewsAntoninianus 239
O/ IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANUS AUG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/ P M TR P II - COS P P Virtus standing left, holding spear and resting hand on shield
C 194 - RIC 20
Mint: Rome
septimus
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Hadrian (RIC 605, Coin #132)8 viewsRIC 605 (C), Orichalcum Dupondius, Rome, 119-121 AD.
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III Radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C Virtus standing right holding spear and parazonium.
Size: 27.3mm 13.04gm
MaynardGee
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Hadrian Orichalcum sestertius34 viewsRIC 638

Obv: HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS - Laureate bust right, hint of drapery on far shoulder

Rev: COS III S C - Virtus standing left in military garb, parazonium in right, spear vertical behind in left
2 commentsBamaCS
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Hadrian, RIC 614c, Sestertius of AD 119-122 (Virtus)21 viewsÆ sestertius (24.96g, Ø31.5mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 119-121.
Obv.: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG, laureate draped bust right.
Rev.: P M TR P COS III (around) VIRT AVG / S C (field), Virtus standing left holding inverted spear and parazonium, right foot on helmet.
RIC 614c; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali II-2) missing; Cohen 1466; Strack 571
ex G.Henzen (2009).
Charles S
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Honorius Virtus Exerciti52 viewsAE 15 mm 3.0 grams 395-401
OBV :: DN HONORI-VS PF AVG. Pearle diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: VIRTVS-EXERCITI. emperor standing left, head right, holding spear with left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowning him with wreath
EX :: ALEA (Alexandria)
RIC X 76
RIC rated c2
from uncleaned lot 11/07
Johnny
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Honorius Virtus Exerciti RIC X Antioch 7257 viewsAE 15 mm 2.7 grams 395-401 AD
OBV :: DN HONORI-VS PF AVG. Pearled diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV :: VIRTVS-EXERCITI. emperor standing facing, head right, holding spear with left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowning him with wreath
EX :: ANT gamma ( Antioch )
RIC X Antioch 72
RIC rated C3
from uncleaned lot 11/2007
Johnny
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HONORIUS (393-423) - MILAN - RIC 1228d15 viewsSilique, 395-402, S
A/D N HONORI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Honorius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Honorius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//MDPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et une lance renversée de la main gauche.
Argent - 1.04 gr - 17 mm - 12h
RIC X 1228d, RSC 59
Commentaires : un crochet sur la hampe
Siliquae
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HONORIUS (393-423) - MILAN - RIC 1228e16 viewsSilique, 395-402, S
A/D N HONORI-VS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Honorius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Honorius Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//MDPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et une lance renversée de la main gauche.
Argent - 1.3 gr - 16.5 mm - 12h
RIC X 1228e, RSC 59
Commentaires : Hampe lisse
Siliquae
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Honorius (395-401 AD) AE3, Antioch mint17 viewsRoman Imperial, Honorius (395-401 AD) AE3, Antioch mint

Obverse: DN HONORI-VS PF AVG, Pearl diadem, draped and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: VIRTVS-EXERCITI, Emperor standing left, head right, holding spear and resting left hand on shield. Victory, standing beside him crowns him with a wreath which she holds in her right hand. Mintmark ANTΓ "Virtuous Performance"

Reference: RIC X 72; Sear 21031

Ex: Kayser-i Rum Numismatics
Gil-galad
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Honorius Cyzicus VIRTUS EXERCITI11 viewsRIC X 68
ecoli
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Irregular Virtus30 viewsCarausius 287-93 AD
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS....."
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "VIRTVS...."
Mars standing right holding spear and shield
Irregular mint
mauseus
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Licinius II/Virtus Exercit 7 viewsAE3 19mm Licinius II. Obverse: Laureate, draped bust left, holding Victory and mappa. LICINIVS IVN NOB CAES. Reverse: Standard inscribed VOT XX with two captives seated at its base. VIRTVS EXERCIT. Possibly RIC VII 55. From the Balkans. Celticaire
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Lugdunum 11233 viewsAntoninianus
IMP C PROBVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG
Virtus standing left, resting on shield and holding a small Victory
Lugdunum, -/-//IIII
RIC 112
mauseus
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MAGNUS MAXIMUS (383-388) - TREVES - RIC 84b(1)11 viewsSilique, 383-388, S
A/D N MAG MAX-IMVS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Magnus maximus Pius Felix Augustus, Notre seigneur le grand Maxime pieux heureux auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//TRPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise de face sur un trône, la tête à gauche, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et une lance renversée de la main gauche.
Argent - 2.2 gr - 18.3 mm - 12h
RIC IX 84b(1), RSC 20a
Siliquae
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Man. Aquillius , c.71/65 BC 11 viewsAR serrate Denarius, Crawford 401/1. RSC Aquillia 2.

Grade: XF*: Strike 5/5: Surface 5/5

Obv.: Draped bust of Virtus right, wearing crested Montefortino helmet, ornamented at the side with feather.

Rev.: Mn. Aquillius standing left, head right, supporting kneeling female figure of Sicilia; SICIL in exergue.
Richard M10
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Manius Aquillius Mn. f. Mn. n. , Denarius23 viewsRRC 40171
71 b.c.

Obverse: Helmeted and draped bust of Virtus right "VIRTVS" before and "III VIR" behind.
Reverse: Warrior, (Mn. Aquillius, consul in 101 BC) standing facing, looking right, holding shield, raising figure of Sicilia who is slumped to the left, "MN. AQVIL." on right and "MN. F. MN. N." on left (both MN in monogram). In ex. "SICIL."

Mn. Aquillius (the moneyer's grandfather) was consul in 101 B.C. and sent as proconsul to end the second slave war in Sicily. The slaves were under the control of Athenion, a Cilician, one of their commanders, who had already defeated L. Licinius Lucullus. Aquillius succeeded the next year in defeating Athenion and this coin type commemorates his valour (Virtus). The coin was minted during the famous slave war led by Spartacus, when Rome was trembling, which may or may not be a coincidence.

Mn. Aquillius was not so lucky after the defeat of the slaves. In 88 B.C. he went to Asia as one of the consular legates in the Mithridactic war; he was defeated and handed over by the inhabitants of Mytilene to Mithridates, who put him to death by pouring molten gold down his throat.
(FORVM)


Ex Numismatica Ars Classica, Auction 73, Lot 127
The Collection of Roman Republican Coins of a Student and his Mentor Part II
18 November 2013
1 commentsNorbert
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Marcus Aurelius (RIC 1250, Coin #260)11 viewsRIC 1250 (C), AE Sestertius, Rome, 179-180 AD.
Obv: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXXIIII Laureate & cuirassed bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVG IMP X COS III P P Virtus seated right holding spear and parazonium. S C in fields.
Size: 31.0mm 21.00gm
MaynardGee
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Marcus Aurelius - AR denarius4 viewsRome
159 AD
bare head right
AVRELIVS CAES__AVG PII F
Virtus standing right, holding spear and parzonium, stepping on helmet
VIRTVS__COS II
RIC III 433 (Antoninus Pius); RSC 1006
3,09g
Johny SYSEL
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Marcus Aurelius as Caesar14 viewsObv: AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F, bare head right
Rev: TR POT X COS II, Virtus, helmeted, standing left, holding parazonium & spear
Size: 16mm 3.46gm
Mint: Rome 155-156 AD
ID: RSC703, RIC468
ickster
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Marcus Aurelius Sestertius54 views179-180 AD. Rome mint.
Obv.: M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXXIIII - Laureate head right.
Rev.: VIRTVS AVG IMP X COS III P P S-C - Virtus seated r., holding spear and parazonium.
RIC 1249.
2 commentsMinos
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Marcus Aurelius Sestertius83 viewsRIC III 1249
23.85 g, 33 mm
M AVREL ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXXIIII, Laureate head right
VIRTVS AVG IMP X COS III P P S-C, Virtus seated right, holding spear and parazonium.
1 commentsMark Z2
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Marcus Aurelius, RIC (Antoninus Pius) 1351, Sestertius of AD 158-15934 viewsÆ Sestertius (28.8g, Ø32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 158-159.
Obv.: AVRELIVS CAES AVG PII F, bare head of Aurelius Caesar, facing right.
Rev.: TR POT XIII COS II (around) S C (in field), Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, holding inverted spear and parazonium.
RIC (Antoninus Pius) 1349B(a) (rev. legend CAESAR in error); Cohen 748; Strack 1189; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali III-1) 380 (3 spec.).
Charles S
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Marius 50 viewsMarius Antoninians
18 mm 2.82 gm
O: IMP C M AVR MARIVS P F AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right
R: VIRTVS AVG
Virtus standing left, holding spear and shield.
4 commentsKoffy
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Marius Antoninianus48 viewsRIC Vb 19, Cologne; C22
3.35 g, 19 mm
IMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, holding shield & spear
Full, thin layer of silvering
Rare
Mark Z2
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Marius, MINT II Normanby 139711 viewsIMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right.
VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left.
Normanby 1397
Weight
Adrianus
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Marius: Mint 222 viewsIMP C M AVR MARIVS AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG
Virtus standing left holding spear and resting on shield
Mint 2
RIC 19
mauseus
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Maximianus - AR argenteus3 viewsTicinum
295 AD
laureate head right
MAXIMIA_NVS AVG
tetrarchs sacrificing before six-turreted enclosure
VIRTVS_MILITVM
RIC 18b; RSC 622d
2,92g
ex Aurea numismatika
Johny SYSEL
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Maximinus II -1-S27 viewsAE Follis, Cyzicus mint, 305-308 AD.
Obv: GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB C, Laureate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTI EXERCITVS, Virtus walking right with shield , spear and trophy. Gamma left, star right.
MKV in exergue.
25mm , 7.6 gm.
RIC 49.
jdholds
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Maximinus II AE Follis 19 viewsObv: MAXIMINVS NOB CAES - Laureate bust right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVG ET CAESS NN - Prince standing facing, head left, in military dress, right holding up small Victory, left supporting spear and shield resting on ground; to left, seated captive.
Mint: Aquileia (AQΓ)
Date: 305-306 AD
Ref: RIC VI 72b
Notes: Rare.
oa
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MAXIMINUS II DAIA , 309 AD, Antioch.10 viewsObv. GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES. Lauret bust to the right.
Rev. VIRTVS EX-ERCITVS/ -|O/Z// ANT in exergue. Helmeted Virtus advancing right holding a spear, shield and trophy on shoulder.
References: RIC.117.
23mm, 5.65grams.
Canaan
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Maximinus II Daia AE238 viewsMaximinus II Daia: Caesar 305-308; Filius Augustorum 308-309; Augustus 309-313 AD.

Antioch, AD 308

24mm., 6.38g.

GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES - Head laureate right

VIRTVS EX-ERCITVS - Virtus advancing right holding transverse spear in right and shield in left, trophy over shoulder, crescent and S in right field. ANT.

References: RIC VI Antioch 100

AAIR
RL
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Maximinus II Daia, Late 309 - 30 April 313 A.D.41 viewsBronze follis, RIC VI 70a, F/VF, Nicomedia mint, weight 4.240g, maximum diameter 21.5mm, die axis 225o, 311 A.D.; obverse IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS NOB CAES, laureate head right; reverse VIRTVTI E - XERCITVS, Virtus standing right holding spear and shield, trophy over shoulder, Γ in right field, SMN in exergue; scarce;Philoromaos
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MER RIC No: 326717 viewsMint: Lyon Issue 1
Datation: November – December 275
Denomination: Aureliani
Obverse: IMP C CL TACITVS AVG
Bust: Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG
Virtus stg. l., holding shield which rests on ground in r. hand and spear in l. hand
Exergue: –/–//–
Tacitus
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MER RIC No: 326913 viewsMint: Lyon Issue 1
Datation: November – December 275
Denomination: Aureliani
Obverse: IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG
Bust: Bust right, radiate, cuirassed and draped with paludamentum
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG
Virtus stg. l., holding shield which rests on ground in r. hand and spear in l. hand
Reverse Mark: –/–//–
Tacitus
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Milan, Virtus avg19 viewsicos
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MN AUILLIUS AR Denarius Aquillia-2, Raising Sicilia16 viewsOBV: VIRTVS III VIR ; Helmeted bust of Virtus right.
REV: MN AQVIL M N F MN N SICIL in ex.; The consul Man. Aquillius raising Sicilia
3.8g, 18mm

Minted at Rome, 71 BC
Legatus
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Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. - AR serrate Denarius8 viewsRome
²70 BC
¹71 BC
helmeted and draped bust of Virtus right
III·VIR__VIRTVS
Mn. Aquillius (consul 101 BC) facing, head right, holding shield, raising kneeling and slumped Sicilia left
(MN) AQVIL__(MN)·F·(MN)·N·
SICIL
¹Crawford 401/1, RSC I Aquillia 2; SRCV I 336, Sydenham 798
²Mark Passehl - Roman moneyer & coin type chronology, 150 – 50 BC
ex Naumann

Moneyer's grandfather suppressed slave rebellion in Sicily 100 BC. Moneyer was senator in 71 BC. It's the first issue showing moneyer's title (III.VIR).
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Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. – Aquillia-224 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC Mn. Aquillius Mn.f. Mn.n. 65 BC. AR Serrate Denarius (20mm, 4.02 g, 5h). Rome mint. Helmeted and draped bust of Virtus right / Mn. Aquillius standing right, holding shield and raising up kneeling figure of Sicily. Crawford 401/1; Sydenham 798; Aquillia 2; SRCV 336Bud Stewart
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Mn. Aquillius, Crawford 401/149 viewsMn. Aquillius Mn. f. Mn. n., gens Aquillia
AR - Denarius serratus, 3.96g
Rome, 71 BC.
obv. Bust of Virtus, cuirassed and with crested helmet, r.
behind III VIR, before VIRTVS
rev. Soldier in short military cloak, holding big shield over l. shoulder, stg . l., head
turned r., raising with r. hand fallen female figure
in l. field MN. F. MN. N (both MN ligate), in r. field SICIL
Crawford 401/1; Sydenham 798; Kestner 3297; BMCRR Rome
3364; SRCV 336; Albert 1303; Aquillia 2
VF

The depiction alludes to Mn. Aquillius, grandfather of the mintmaster, who in 101 BC was consul and sent as proconsul to Sicilia to end the so-called 2nd slave uprising. He was successful the following year. The depiction recalls his virtus.

This is the first time the title III VIR was found on a coin.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.11.04 #1 (plate coin)42 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 11.89g, 26.31mm, 225°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. [AVT] K M AVRH - ANTWNEINOC
bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from behind, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFO - V - NIKOPOLITWN
in l. field one below the other C IC / PR / O
in r. field one below the other T - RO / N
Ares, helmeted, with cuirass over short chiton, wearing boots, resting with r. hand on shield and with l. hand on reversed spear.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1917 (2 ex., Athens, Löbbecke)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3969
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.11.4 (plate coin)
F+/about VF, nice light-green patina

Interesting rev. legend distribution: in left field CIC/PR/O, in r. field T-RO/N.
Because the figure here is cuirassed it is unsettled wether it is Ares or Virtus (Pick). Curtis Clay votes for Ares because Virtus should have a nude breast.
Jochen
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Moesia inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 26. Elagabal, HrHJ (2018) 8.26.11.04 #2 (plate coin)61 viewsElagabal, AD 218-222
AE 26, 12.7g, 25.68mm, 225°
struck under governor Novius Rufus
obv. [AVT K M AVRH] - ANTWNEINOC
Bust, draped and cuirassed, seen from front, laureate, r.
rev. VP NOBIOV ROVFOV - NIKOPOLITWN
in l. field one below the other C IC / PR / O
in r. field one below the other T - RO / N
Ares, helmeted, in short military cloak and boots, stg. facing, head l., holding in
raised l. hand reversed spear and resting with r. hand on his shield.
ref. a) AMNG I/1, 1917 (2 ex., Athens, Löbbecke)
b) Varbanov (engl.) 3969
c) Hristova/Hoeft/Jekov (2018) No. 8.26.11.4 (plate coin)
rare, about VF

It could be Virtus too on the rev. I have choosen this coin because of its interesting legend distribution on the rev.!
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Numerian Virtus28 viewsIMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS P F AVG, Radiate and draped bust right VIRTVS AVGG, Numerian and Carinus holding Victory on globe. Antioch Numerianus Ex. S/XXI, 4th emission may/june 283
Wildwinds:
Numerian Æ Antoninianus. Antioch mint. IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right / VIRTVS AV-GG,
Numerian standing right, holding scepter and receiving Victory on globe from Carus standing left, holding long scepter.

SCARCE
Romanorvm
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Numerian Virtus RIC 46627 viewsNumerian, Antoninianus, Antioch, May June 284 (S-4th Officina), RIC 466, Cohen 108
OBV: IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: VIRTVS AV-GG, Numerian standing right, holding sceptre and receiving Victory
on globe from Carus standing left, holding long sceptre, S between, XXI in ex.

SCARCE
1 commentsRomanorvm
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P M TR P COS II P P157 viewsPostumus Æ Double Sestertius. , 260 AD. IMP M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right / P M TR P COS II P P, Virtus standing facing, head left, holding globe & reversed spear. C. 248 - R.I.C. 106 Mint Cologne 1 commentspostumus
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PADUAN, Vitellius38 viewsVitellius aftercast paduan
Imitation Sesterce de Vitellius coulé

Avers : A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP AVG P M TR P. Laureate and draped bust right
Revers : HONOS ET VIRTVS. Honos and Virtus standing facing one another. Exergue : S C
Réfs : Klawans 2; Lawrence 27.
Diamètre : 38 mm | Poids : 18,7 g

Je le sens bien comme étant une copie moulée d' un vrai Padouan .. (vu également la présence de la tortue et du dauphin sous les pieds d' Honos et Virtus). La difficulté consistant à connaître l' époque du moulage ... là je ne trouve aucuns documents la précisant (c' est peut être juste impossible à savoir).
Est ce un moulage de Cavino lui même ou du moins XVII ème ? (puisqu' il existe bel et bien des "Padouans coulés" ) .. ou un moulage postèrieur jusque XIX ème ? Je pencherai pour cette hypothèse pour celui ci .. c' est tellement difficile de s' y retrouver dans les faux finalement ...

http://www.sesterzio.eu/Cavino/cavino.htm
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=97685.0
Vamp
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Philip Arab38 viewsAv. IMP C MIVL PHILIPPVS PF AVG PM
Radiate, only draped (!) bust right
Rv. VIRTVS EXERCITVS
Virtus standing right, holding spear with right hand, left hand resting on a shield
RIC - Bland - Òvàri -, 4,65g , Antiochia
Priscus
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Philip I RIC IV 7124 viewsObv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P M
radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVS
Virtus standing right, holding spear &
leaning hand on shield
22mm 3.5gm
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Philip I - AR antoninianus6 viewsRome
248 AD
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right from behind
IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Philip I and Philip II on horses right, rising hands
VI_RTVS AVGG
E
8th emission
RIC IV 10; RSC 241a
ex Lanz
Johny SYSEL
AD244_philip_antoninianus_spes_east_obv_14_rev_09.JPG
Philip I - Unknown Eastern Mint - SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS151 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus ( double denarius )
Struck at Unknown Eastern Mint - 244 AD.

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right. Seen from behind.
rev: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS - (translation: 'Hope for a Happy World') - Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower in one hand and lifting skirt with the other.

weight: 5.0 Grams
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The extra obverse titles give away the fact that this was struck at the Unknown Eastern Mint, another obverse type has the 'PM', at the end of the obv titles on this example, underneath the bust of the Emperor on the Obverse.
One of three known reverse types struck at this Unknown Mint of the East of the Emperor Philip I. The other two are the ' PAX FUNDATA CUM PERSIS' - and 'VIRTUS EXERCITUS' reverses.
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Now, I know some other people on here have some other, and much nicer examples from this mint, and I would encourage them to post them in this 'Roman Mint Styles' Gallery.
Some people classify these coins as being from Antioch, here is an interesting link on that subject:
http://marchal.thibaut.free.fr/e_classification.htm
rexesq
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Philip I - Unknown Eastern Mint - Virtus Exercitus163 viewsUnknown Eastern Mint. Philip I - AR Antoninianus. 3.3 grams, flan crack.

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right. Seen from behind.
rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVS - Virtus standing right, holding spear & resting hand on shield.
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The extra obverse titles give away the fact that this was struck at the Unknown Eastern Mint, another obverse type has the 'PM' underneath the bust of the Emperor on the Obverse.
One of three known reverse types struck at this Unknown Mint of the East of the Emperor Philip I. The other two are the ' PAX FUNDATA CUM PERSIS' - and 'SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS'
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Now, I know some other people on here have some other, and much nicer examples from this mint, and I would encourage them to post them in this 'Roman Mint Styles' Gallery.
Some people classify these coins as being from Antioch, here is an interesting link:
http://marchal.thibaut.free.fr/e_classification.htm
rexesq
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' VIRTUS AUG ' - Rome Mint9 viewsAncient Rome, Empire.
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus, Rome Mint.

obv: IMP M JUL PHILIPPUS AUG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
rev: VIRTUS AUG - Virtus seated left holding out branch and holding sceptre.

4.97 Grams, 22mm.
rexesq
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS ' - Unknown Eastern Mint12 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus ( double denarius )
Struck at Unknown Eastern Mint - 244 AD.

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS - (tranlation: 'Hope for a Happy World') - Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower in one hand and lifting skirt with the other.

5.0 Grams
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to right:
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Roman Empire
Unknown Eastern Mint. Struck 244 AD - Silver Antoninianus.
Ref Philip I (244 - 249 AD)

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVS - Virtus standing right, holding spear & resting hand on shield.

3.3grams
rexesq
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS ' - Unknown Eastern Mint11 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus ( double denarius )
Struck at Unknown Eastern Mint - 244 AD.

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS - (tranlation: 'Hope for a Happy World') - Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower in one hand and lifting skirt with the other.

5.0 Grams
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to right:
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Roman Empire
Unknown Eastern Mint. Struck 244 AD - Silver Antoninianus.
Ref Philip I (244 - 249 AD)

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVS - Virtus standing right, holding spear & resting hand on shield.

3.3grams
rexesq
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS ' - Unknown Eastern Mint9 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus ( double denarius )
Struck at Unknown Eastern Mint - 244 AD.

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS - (tranlation: 'Hope for a Happy World') - Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower in one hand and lifting skirt with the other.

5.0 Grams
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to right:
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Roman Empire
Unknown Eastern Mint. Struck 244 AD - Silver Antoninianus.
Ref Philip I (244 - 249 AD)

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVS - Virtus standing right, holding spear & resting hand on shield.

3.3grams
rexesq
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS ' - Unknown Eastern Mint.14 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus ( double denarius )
Struck at Unknown Eastern Mint - 244 AD.

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS - (tranlation: 'Hope for a Happy World') - Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower in one hand and lifting skirt with the other.

5.0 Grams
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Shown Next to a US 25 cent piece for size comparison, the coin above is a lower quality example of the Unknown Eastern Mint 'VIRTUS EXERCITUS' Antoninianus.
*Photo Off-Color.
rexesq
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS ' - Unknown Eastern Mint.9 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus ( double denarius )
Struck at Unknown Eastern Mint - 244 AD.

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS - (tranlation: 'Hope for a Happy World') - Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower in one hand and lifting skirt with the other.

5.0 Grams
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Roman Empire
Unknown Eastern Mint. Struck 244 AD - Silver Antoninianus.
Ref Philip I (244 - 249 AD)

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVS - Virtus standing right, holding spear & resting hand on shield.

3.3grams
rexesq
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS ' - Unknown Eastern Mint.15 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus ( double denarius )
Struck at Unknown Eastern Mint - 244 AD.

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: SPES FELICITATIS ORBIS - (tranlation: 'Hope for a Happy World') - Spes (Hope) advancing left, holding flower in one hand and lifting skirt with the other.

5.0 Grams
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Roman Empire
Unknown Eastern Mint. Struck 244 AD - Silver Antoninianus.
Ref Philip I (244 - 249 AD)

obv: IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG PM - radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.
rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVS - Virtus standing right, holding spear & resting hand on shield.

3.3grams
rexesq
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' VIRTVS EXERCITVS ' - Unknown Eastern Mint39 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus - Unknown Eastern mint. AD244.

obv: IMP C M JUL PHILIPPUS P F AUG PM - Radiate bust right.

rev: VIRTUS EXERCITUS - Virtus standing right holding spear and resting shield on ground.

3.3 grams
rexesq
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Philip I AR Antoninianus - ' VIRTVS EXERCITVS ' - Unknown Eastern Mint #0223 viewsRoman Empire
Emperor Philip I (244 - 249 AD)
Silver Antoninianus - Unknown Eastern mint. AD244.

obv: IMP C M JUL PHILIPPUS P F AUG PM - Radiate bust right. Draped and cuirassed, seen from behind.
'
rev: VIRTUS EXERCITUS - Virtus standing right holding spear and resting shield on ground.

4+ grams
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Philip_I_The_Arab_Virtus_1.JPG
Philip I The Arab Virtus 138 viewsPHILIP I. 244-249 AD. AR Antoninianus (22mm, 4.0g). Struck 244-247 AD.
OBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind.
REV: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, right foot on helmet, holding branch and spear. (mint of Rome),
RIC IV, pg 74, #52
1 commentsRomanorvm
Philip_I_The_Arab_Virtus_2.JPG
Philip I The Arab Virtus 242 viewsPhilip I AR Antoninianus, 244 AD, Antioch, SEAR #8978, RIC 74, RSC 245, 3.08g
OBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS PIVS FEL AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right, PM below bust
REV: VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Virtus standing right, holding spear & resting hand on shield.

RARE
2 commentsRomanorvm
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Philip I, "The Arab," 244 - 249 AD14 viewsObv: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate bust of Philip I, draped and cuirassed facing right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus seated left on a cuirass, holding an olive-branch and resting on a spear.

Silver Antoninianus, Rome mint, 244 - 245 AD

4.18 grams, 22.3 mm, 180°

RIC IV 53, RSC 240, S8975, VM 51
Matt Inglima
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Philip I, RIC 5324 viewsIMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
VIRTVS AVG
AR antoninianus, 21mm, 4.27g
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Virtus seated left on cuirass, holding branch and spear, shield on ground behind cuirass
1 commentsnovacystis
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Philip I, the Arab, Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG9 viewsAR Antoninianus
Philip I, the Arab
Augustus: 244 - 249AD
Issued: 244 - 249AD
25.0 x 21.0mm
O: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right (seen from behind).
R: VIRTVS AVG; Virtus standing left, stepping on helmet, holding branch and scepter.
Sear 8974; Cohen 239; RIC 52; RSC 239.
Aorta: B7, O6, R77, T76
Mark Reid/The Time Machine
Chicago Coin Expo 4/6/17 4/17/17
Nicholas Z
RIC_71_Bland6.jpg
Philip I.16 viewsAv. IMP C MIVL PHILIPPVS PF AVG PM
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. VIRTVS EXERCITVS
Virtus standing right, holding spear with right hand, left hand resting on a shield
RIC 71 Bland 6 Òvàri -, 4,12g , Antiochia
Priscus
RIC_74_Bland3.jpg
Philip I.18 viewsAv. IMP C MIVL PHILIPPVS PF AVG / PM (under bust)
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. VIRTVS EXERCITVS
Virtus standing right, holding spear with right hand, left hand resting on a shield
RIC 74 Bland 3 Òvàri -, 4,59g , Antiochia, R
Priscus
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Philippus I, bollino Boyd separato dalla moneta ex Cambridge hoard (1897)38 viewsBollino Boyd separato dalla moneta di riferimento
Philippus I, denario, R/ VIRTVS AVG, Virtus seduta
Ex Cambridge hoard (1897)
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (18 febbraio 2013, numero catalogo 190); ex Paul Wells collection, Cardiff, Uk (P&D coins, fino al 2013, inviato in dono alla collezione Berardengo)
paolo
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PMTRP IIII Virtus shield and spear22 viewsObverse: IMPCAESMAVRSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, draped and cuirassed
Reverse: PMTRPTRP_IIIICOSPP, SC left and right in field
Virtus helmeted, in military dress, standing front, head right, left foot slightly advanced, left knee bent, holding vertical spear reversed in right hand and shields at left side.
BMC 267 (plate 9)
Weight, 8.740g; die axis, 12h
mix_val
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PMTRP VII Mars Spear and Parazonium Dlsd 42 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALEXANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped left shoulder
Reverse: PMTRPVII_COSIIPP, SC left and right in field
Mars helmeted, in military dress, standing left, right foot on prow, holding vertical spear reversed in right hand and parazonium sloped upwards in left, fold of cloak falls over left arm.
BMC 515, RIC 477
Weight, 23.925g; die axis, 12h.
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PMTRP_VIII_Dlsd_Virtus_spear.jpg
PMTRP VIII Mars Spear and Parazonium Dlsd31 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, slightly draped left shoulder
Reverse: PMTRPVIII_COSIIIPP, SC left and right in field
Mars helmeted, in military dress, standing left, right foot on prow, holding vertical spear reversed in right hand and parazonium sloped upwards in left, fold of cloak falls over left arm.
BMC 609, RIC 489
Weight, 20.79g; die axis, 12h.
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PMTRP VIIII Dlsd, Decennalia issue 59 viewsObverse: IMPSEVALE_XANDERAVG
Bust laureate right, left shoulder slightly draped
Reverse: P_MTRP VIIII round edge, COS III PP in ex. S and C low in field, l and r, respectively.
Severus Alexander, obverse Dlsd, and reverse seated on Curule chair holding Victory in r. hand and long sceptre in l, crowned by Victory, naked to the waist, holding palm-branch in l. hand; before him, Virtus helmeted in military dress, standing front head turned back r., resting r. hand on shield, inscribed VOT X, set on cippus, and holding parazonium in l. hand.
BMC 667-8, RIC 510
Weight, 12.61g; die axis, 12h.
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Postumus antoninianus52 viewsVIRTVS AVGTibsi
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Postumus Colonia Agrippinensis, 259-268 AD.13 views
Postumus Colonia Agrippinensis, 259-268 AD. AR antoninianus, 3.4 g.

Obv; IMP C POSTUMUS PF AUG radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right
Rev; VIRTUS AUG Mars standing right, with spear and shield.

22 mm
RIC 93.

Ex Steven Geer 10.07.2018
Britanikus
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Postumus Virtus RIC 5b 937 viewsPostumus, Trier, 262 AD, **mm, 4.02g, RIC 5b 93, RSC 419, Sear 10998
OBV: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and shield
SRukke
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Postumus VIRTVS AVG124 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG
Cuirassed, draped and radiated bust right
R/VIRTV - S AVG
Postumus, bare-headed, in military dress, walking right, holding spear and shield, at his feet a captive.

Antoninianus struck 266 in TRIER, 4° emission
C.427 - RIC.331 - Elmer 291 - AGK.103
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Postumus VIRTVS AVG RIC V/2 93124 viewsAnt, 22mm, 4.59g.

Obverse: IMP C POSTVMVS PF AVG, Radiate, reapsed and cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing R holding spear and leaning on shield.

Trier, Officina B, Issue 2.

RIC 93, Common.

This example is on a thicker flan than normal, thus the unusally heave weight.
Robert_Brenchley
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Postumus, AD 260-2694 viewsӔ “Double" Sestertius, 35mm, 29.7g, 6h; Lugdunum mint, AD 261
Obv.: IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS PF AVG; Radiate, draped bust right.
Rev.: VIRTVS AVG, Mars standing right holding spear and leaning on shield / S-C
Reference: RIC Vb 179, p. 352.
From the YOC Collection
John Anthony
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Postumus, AD 260-26911 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 22x19mm, 3.3g, 6h; Cologne mint.
Obv.: IMP C POSTVMVS P F AVG; Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. VIRTVS AVG; Virtus, helmeted, standing right, holding spear with his right hand and resting his left on a shield set on ground.
Reference: RIC Vb 93, p. 344
From the YOC Collection, Mossy Bottom Barn Hoard
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Postumus, Principal Mint, sestertius25 viewsIMP C POSTVMVS.P.F.AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right.
Adrianus
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Probus35 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP M AVR PROBVS P AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to right, seen from behind, holding spear and shield.
VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Virtus advancing left, holding spear and trophy over shoulder.
Ex: XXIV
Siscia
RIC
Julianus of Pannonia
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Probus - Virtus Probi126 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG
Bust type H, left, radiate, cuirassed, eagle tipped scepter
VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Mars walking rt., carrying spear and trophy
Ex. XXIV
RIC 810, Siscia, 4th emission, 5th officina, late 277 AD
4 commentswhitetd49
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Probus - Virtus Probi115 viewsIMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG
Bust type G, left, helmetted, cuirassed, spear left, shield right
VIRTVS PROBI AVG
Virtus/Probus on horseback, right, spearing fallen enemy, shield beneath
Ex. KAdotAdot
Serdica, 1st officina
RIC 877, unlisted, this officina not listed with this bust type or obverse legend
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Probus Antoninianus RIC 432 ,4th emission of Ticinum, 278 CE.13 viewsOBV.: IMP C PROBVS AVG CONS II
Radiate bust left in imperial mantle, holding sceptre surmounted by eagle.

REV.: VIRTVS AVG:
Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.

Mintmark: // PXXT
4th emission of Ticinum, 278 CE.
Britanikus
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Probus Virtus25 viewsProbus AE Antoninianus, Period II, Sixth Emission, Lugdunum, Officina 422mm, 276 - 282 AD
(Emission 6, 278 to 279)
OBV: IMP C PROBUS PF AUG, Radiate cuirassed bust right
REV: VIRTUS AUG, Soldier standing left, Victory in right hand, spear in left and resting left hand on shield
IIII in exergue. 22mm,
RIC V, Part II, 112; Bastien 298
Romanorvm
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Probus, AE Antoninianus, RIC V, II 234 Rome, Virtus3 viewsProbus
Augustus, 276 - 282 A.D.

Coin: AE Antoninianus

Obverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG, radiate bust facing left, wearing an Imperial Robe and holding an Eagle-tipped Sceptre with his right hand.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGVSTI, Virtus, standing to the left, resting her right hand upon a Shield and holding a Spear with her left.

Weight: 3.52 g, Diameter: 24.2 x 22 x 1.1 mm, Die axis: 200°, Mintmark: RЄ (Rome), struck between 278-282 A.D. Reference: RIC V, II 234 Rome
Masis
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Probus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG, QXXT2 viewsAE Antoninianus
Probus
Augustus: 276 - 282AD
Issued: 281AD
24.0 x 22.0mm 3.60gr 0h
O: IMP CM AVR PROBVS AVG; Radiate, draped bust, right.
R: VIRTVS AVG; Virtus (Roma) as soldier standing left, holding Victory aloft in right hand, leaning on spear and shield, left.
Exergue: QXXT, below line.
Ticinum Mint
RIC V-2 Ticinum 435; Cohen 820; Aorta: 2412: B93, O25, R190, T168 M7.
Tamco Numismatics/Georges Tambakopoulos
ANA-Chicago 8/16/19 9/6/19
Nicholas Z
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Probus, silvered antoninianus, 276-28223 viewsProbus, silvered antoninianus, 276-282 AD; 3.60g; 23 mm.
Obv.: IMP C M AVR PROBVS PF AVG, draped, cuirassed and radiate bust left. Holds sceptre with eagle in right hand. In ex.: XXIVI
Siscia, 6th officina.
Rev.: VIRTVS PROBI AVG; Virtus walking right, with spear and trophy.
RIC 810; Cohen 894; Sear 3378
about EF; nice silvering.

Interesting bust type. Bytheway, Probus was the first guy who started viniculture north of the alp. So because of him we do have our own wine in Germany. Great man! :-)

helcaraxe
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Probus- Virtus Probi AVG46 viewsProbus, summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

Obverse:
Radiate and cuirassed bust left wearing imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped scepter

IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG

IMP: Imperator
C: Ceasar
M: Marcus
AVR: Aurelias
PROBVS: Probus
AVG: Augustus, emperor

Reverse
VIRTVS PROBI AVG,

Emperor galloping right, spearing enemy whose shield lies beneath horse

Denomination: Antoninianus Bronze, diameter 23 mm

Mint: Bust Type H from Serdica. RIC 878

John Schou
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Probus- VIRTVS PROBI AVG43 viewsProbus, summer 276 - September 282 A.D.

Probus helmeted and cuirassed bust left holding spear over right shoulder and shield on left

Obverse:
IMP C M AVR PROBVS P F AVG

IMP: Imperator,
C: Caesar
M: Marcus
AVR: Aurelius
PROBVS: Probus
PF: PIUS FELIX,
AVG: Augustus, emperor

Reverse:
VIRTVS PROBI AVG

VIRTVS: Virtus, virtue
PROBI: Probus
AVG: AVGVSTI

VIRTVS PROBI AVG is VIRTVS PROBI AVGVSTI, The virtue of the emperor Probus

The pace of the horse is too sedate to qualify the type as galloping, instead it is "Emperor riding left, right hand raised, left holding sceptre". There should be evidence of captive at foot.

Domination: Antoninianus, Bronze, 21-22 mm,

Mint: XXIMC = XXI Cyzicus + MC Moneta Cyzici.

The fourth officina would be Q. By the by, on coins of Probus , 4 is never expressed as "IV". Coins that do show IV/XXI are in fact errors - retrograde VI's! We can also see IIV instead of VII, and certainly not meaning 3! q.v. Pink, Aufbau 3
John Schou
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Q. Fufius Calenus and P. Mucius Cordus, Denarius 17 viewsQ. Fufius Calenus and P. Mucius Cordus, Denarius

RRC 403/1
70 bc

Av: Jugate heads of Honos and Virtus r.; on l., HO; on r., VIRT; below, KALENI
Rv: Roma and Italia clasping hands; between, cornucopiae; on l., winged caduceus and ITAL; on r., RO; in ex. CORDI.

Joined issue of the later consul of 47 and possibly P. Mucius Scaevola, Pontifex from 69

Ex Bertolami Fine arts, Auction 24, Numismatics, London, 23.06.2016, #483
Norbert
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Q.FUFIUS CALENUS and M.CORDIUS49 viewsAR denarius. 70 BC. 3,96 grs. Jugate heads of Honos, laureate, and Virtus, helmeted, right. HO to left, VIRT to right. KALENI below / Italia, holding cornucopiae, and Roma, holding spear, standing vis à vis shaking hands. Caduceus and ITAL to left, RO to right. CORDI in exergue.
Crawford 403/1. RSC Fufia 1.
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Quintillus - AE antoninianus8 viewsRome
end 270 AD
Issue 1
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right with paludamentum
IMP C M AVR CL QVINTILLVS AVG
Virtus standing half left helmet and cloak, holding spear, resting hand on shield
VIRT_VS AVG
B
Normanby 1149, RIC1st 35
http://www.ric.mom.fr/en/coin/1132
ex London Coin Galleries
Johny SYSEL
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Quintullus, Antoninianus, VIRTVS AVG11 viewsAE Antoninianus
Quintullus
Augustus: 270AD
Issued: 270AD
18.5mm
O: IMP CM AVR CL QVINTVLLVS AVG; Radiate, draped bust, right.
R: VIRTVS AVG; Virtus standing left, raising right hand on shield, left hand holding spear.
Exergue: B, right field.
Rome Mint
RIC V-1 Rome 35 var.; Cohen 73; Sear 11456.
Aorta: 95: B7, O3, R54, T48, M3.
First Light Numismatics 104800
3/7/17
Nicholas Z
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Republic of Lithuania. Aluminum-Bronze 10 Centu 1925.33 viewsRepublic of Lithuania. Aluminum-Bronze 10 Centu 1925. LIETUVOS RESPUBLIKA, national arms featuring Virtus the knight mounted & charging left with sword and shield posed for battle / 10 CENTU [Value] to the right of sagging grain ears.

KM 73
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RIC 0079v Vespasianus98 viewsObv : IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M T P P P COS III, Laureate draped bust right
Rev : HONOS TE VIRTVS / SC, (in exergue); Honos standing right with sceptre and cornucopia, facing Virtus standing left with spear and parazonium
AE/Sestertius (34.98 mm 25.71 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (1st issue - b)
RIC 79 (R2, variant: See Note 28 pg. 65, this coin), BMCRE 760 var. (same obv. die), BNF unlisted
ex Inasta Auction 62 lot 84, ex Thesaurus Auction 1 (12/2006) lot 457
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RIC 0299 Domitianus33 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, Radiate head right, with aegis
Rev : VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing leftt, foot on helmet, with parazonium and spear
AE/Dupondius (27.55 mm 12.190 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A D (1st issue)
RIC 299 (C), BMCRE 313, BNF 335
Purchased from Kölner Münzkabinett on Ma Shops
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RIC 0300 Domitianus46 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMITIAN AVG GERM COS XI, Radiate head right, with aegis
Rev : VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium
AE/Dupondius (28.21 mm 13.90 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A D (1st issue)
RIC 300 (R2), BMCRE, BNF unlisted
2 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0390 Domitianus21 viewsObv : IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P, Laureate head right, with aegis
Rev : VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S-C in field; Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium
AE/As (27.29 mm 8.788 g 6h) Struck in Rome 85 A.D. (2nd issue)
RIC 390 (R2), BMCRE- BNF unlisted
ex Inasta Auction 64 lot 501
FlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0500 Domitianus (var)30 viewsObverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GEM COS XII CENS PER PP - Laureate bust right with aegis.
Reverse: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C - Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium.
AE/As (28,56mm 10.66g 6h) Struck in Rome 86 a.D.
RIC 2 500 C3 (variant) - Cohen 647 (variant)
Engraver's error in obverse legend: GEM instead of GERM.
R.I.C. knows that same error for types 489 (Iovi) and 493 (Moneta) of the same issue.
FlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 0644 Domitianus35 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right
Rev : VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C (in field); Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium
AE/Dupondius (29.05 mm 11.71 g 6h) Struck in Rome 88-89 A D
RIC 644 (C), BMCRE 413-414, BNF 449
ex Gitbud & Naumann Pecunem Auction 16 Lot 859
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RIC 06911 views
Silvered antoninianus, VF, 3.489g, 23.5mm, 0o,

Mint: Lugdunum mint

Obverse: IMP C CL TACITVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right

Reverse VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, spear in left and resting right on shield;

Exe:
rick fox
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RIC 0804 Domitianus29 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVII CENS PER P P, Radiate head right
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S C, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, with spear and parazonium.
AE/Dupondius (27.88 mm 14.720 6h) Struck in Rome 95-96 A.D.
RIC 804 (C), BMCRE 479, BNF 512
Purchased from Henzen on MA Shops
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RIC 1542 Vespasian denarius67 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

VIRTVS AVGVST
Virtus standing right, left foot on prow, with spear and parazonium

Antioch, 70 AD
3.24g

RIC 1542 (R);RPC 1916 (5 spec.)

Ex-Noble Roman Coins

Ragged flan typical for the Antioch series. A very rare type!
8 commentsJay GT4
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RIC 20214 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Virtus standing r., holding spear and parazonium; l. foot on helmet.

3.31g, 18mm
Woytek 197a (28 specimen)
klausklage
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RIC 20387 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r., aegis.
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Virtus standing r., holding spear and parazonium; l. foot on helmet.
19 mm, 3.42 g

ex Triton XIII
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RIC 20411 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Virtus standing r., holding spear and parazonium; l. foot on helmet.
18mm, 3.05g
klausklage
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RIC 204 var.29 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laur. r., dr. l. s.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Virtus standing r., holding spear and parazonium; l. foot on helmet.

3.35g, 18mm
Sold as replica on eBay UK, 15 November 2014, for GBP21.
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RIC 334 var.33 viewsDenarius, 114-117
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC
Laur. r., aegis, globe.
Rev: PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R
Virtus standing r., holding spear and parazonium; l. foot on helmet.

3.54g, 18mm
Woytek 578tt (2 specimen)
1 commentsklausklage
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RIC 35318 viewsDenarius, 114-117
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO
Laur. r., dr.
Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R
Virtus standing r.

Sold by notorious fake seller machthappy, eBay, 13 January 2013, for €28.50.
klausklage
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RIC 354 var.30 viewsDenarius, 114-117
Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC
Laur. r., dr. and cuirassed.
Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R
Virtus standing r., holding spear and parazonium; l. foot on helmet.

3.27g, 20mm

Woytek 524 h (24 known), this coin pictured.
2 commentsklausklage
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RIC 4288 viewsRIC 428, Ticinum. Bust type F, (B). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP C PROBVS P F AVG

Radiate, cuirassed bust right.

REV.: VIRTVS AVG Cesures: VIRT_V_S AVG

Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.

Mintmark: // PXXT

Weight: 4.15 g.
Die Axis: ?
Diameter: 21 mm.
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RIC 4287 viewsRIC 428, Ticinum. Bust type F, (B). Denomination: Antoninianus.

OBV.: IMP • C • PROBVS • P • F • AVG

Radiate, cuirassed bust right.

REV.: VIRTVS AVG Cesures: VIRT_V_S AVG

Mars walking right, holding spear and trophy.

Mintmark: // PXXT

Weight: ?
Die Axis: ?
Diameter: ?
vrtsprb
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RIC 5a, p.177, 534 - Gallienus, Virtus 13 viewsGallienus AD 253-268
Antoninianus, Mediolanum mint, AD 260-268
Obv.: GALLIENUS AVG, Radiate head right, light drapery on shoulder
Rev.: VIRTUS AVG, Soldier standing left, right hand resting on shield, left holding spear, S in ex
2.59g, 21.3mm
Ref.: RIC 534K var, Göbl 1150k
shanxi
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RIC 60546 viewsDupondius, 119-121
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III
Bust radiate, r.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI - S C
Virtus standing r., holding spear and parazonium.
28mm, 10.43g
klausklage
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RIC-039 Gordian III Virtus330 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left , holding spear & palm branch, chalmys on arm, shield against leg


AR Ant. Rome Mint 238 -240 AD
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Roman Dark blue Glass-Intaglo #005,83 viewsRoman Dark blue Glass-Intaglo #005,
type: Glass-Intaglio, Mars or Virtus ???
size: 15x12mm,
weight:g,
date: A.D.,
ref: .,
distribution: ,
Q-005
quadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS23 viewsROMAN EMPIRE - CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS (AD 268-270) Billon Antoninianus. Obv: IMP CLAVDIVS PF AVG - Radiate bust right, draped Rev: VIRTVS AVG – Mars advancing right, holding trophy and spear. Exe: P Mediolanum mint AD 268-270 = RIC Vi, p. 225, 172; Cohen 315. , 3.33 g. dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE - Gallienus21 viewsROMAN EMPIRE - Gallienus (AD 253-268) AE Antoninianus. Obv: GALLIENVS AVG - Radiate bust right, draped. Rev: VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left, holding spear and resting hand on shield at feet, left. Exe: [star] Asia mint AD 260-264 = RIC Vi, p. 189, 668A (Antioch); Cohen 1237 - 3.53 g.
dpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE - PHILIP I, THE ARAB106 viewsSilver antoninianus, RIC 71, RSC 243, aVF, 4.029g, 23.9mm, 180o, Antioch mint, 244 - 249 A.D.; obverse IMP C M IVL PHILIPPVS P F AVG P M, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind; reverse VIRTVS EXERCITVS, Virtus standing right, spear in right, left resting on shielddpaul7
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aurelian, August or September 270 - October or November 275 A.D., Gold aureus37 viewsSH24849. Gold aureus, MER-RIC 1584, Göbl MIR 127q, pl. 74 (O96/R298); BnF XII 424, pl. 13 (same dies); Estiot 1999-I 58 (same dies); RIC V 15, aEF, edge bump at 10 o'clock, weight 4.459 g, maximum diameter 21.4 mm, die axis 180o, Mediolanum (Milan, Italy) mint, issue 3, mid 272 – end 272; obverse IMP CL DOM AVRELIANVS P F AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right, wearing aegis across chest with small Medusa head in center; reverse VIRTVS AVG (the valor of the Emperor), Virtus, helmeted, cloaked, holding spear in right and trophy across left shoulder, walking right, captive before; ex Harlan Berk1 commentsJoe Sermarini
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous Radiate, 12mm – 1,12g ----- Type Virtus54 viewsMinimgascogne
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Barbarous, Tetricus - VIRTVS / PAX AVG69 views16mm - 2,72g
Avers Tetricus
Atelier local : type Virtus avec légende PAX AVG
AGK -
gascogne
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla denarius29 viewsCARACALLA. 198-217 AD. AR Denarius -19mm (2.99 g). Struck 205 AD. Laureate and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / Virtus standing left, holding Victory and spear. RIC IV 149; BMCRE 300; RSC 665a. EF.
sseverus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CARACALLA Denarius RIC 117b98 viewsRome mint AD 210
ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head of Caracalla right
PONTIF TRP XIII COS III, Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet
3.42 gr
Ref : RIC # 117b, RCV #6872 var, Cohen #478
3 commentsPotator II
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, AR Denarius43 viewsCaracalla 211-217

Denarius (3,37g), Rome 208,

Av. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG,
Rv. PONTIF TR P XI COS III, Virtus with Parazonium and spear, standing right.
RIC:112, C:464

EF
Nico
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, AR Denarius6 viewsCaracalla Den "Virtus" Caracalla AD 196-217 Silver Denarius
"Fourteenth anniversary as ordained heir" Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT-
Laureate bust right, draped Rev: PONTIF TR P XIIII COS III - Virtus
helmet, standing right, holding reversed spear and parazonium; foot on
helmet Rome mint AD 211. RIC IV, 191, page 239 - Cohen 494
Ruslan K
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Caracalla, Rome - RIC 11267 viewsCaracalla Denarius
obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head right.
rev: PONTIF TR P XII COS III. Virtus standing right with spear & parazonium, foot on helmet.
Struck 209 A.D. at Rome
RIC 112
Van Meter 76/2
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CONSTANTINE I, THE GREAT Follis, not in RIC143 viewsNicomedia mint, 2nd officina, c. AD 311
IMP C FL VAL CONSTANTINVS P F AVG; Laureate head right
VIRTVTIE-XERCITVS Mars/Virtus advancing right in military dress, holding transverse spear and shield ; trophy over shoulder. B in right field. SMN in exergue.
4.8 gr, 22 mm
RIC-, C-, Roman coins -
RIC lists this type only for Licinius and Maximinus . "Iovi Conservatori and Virtuti Exercitus both appear for Licinius and Maximinus, emissions for the former being the more scarce: coinage for Constantine is extremely rare. Date, c. 311". Coin should be listed after NICOMEDIA 70c.
Please see Victor Clarks website for further information at : http://www.constantinethegreatcoins.com/unlisted/
3 commentsPotator II
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Constantine II54 viewsConstantine II. A.D. 337-340. Æ 14 mm (1.42 g, 6 h). Rome, A.D. 337-340.
Obverse: VIC CONSTA-NTINVS AVG, diademed (laurel and rosette) and cuirassed of Constantine II right, with long curly sideburn
Reverse: VIRTVS [AV]GVSTI, emperor standing facing, head right, holding inverted spear and resting hand on grounded shield; R[(leaf?)P].

RIC 4. Extremely nice for this rare type that was only struck at Rome.
1 commentsJohn M
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ROMAN EMPIRE, CRISPUS -- Virtus -- Treveri Mint706 viewsCRISPVS NOB CAES His cirassed bust with helmet right
VIRTVS EXERCIT Star // STR

Large flan -- best Style of treveri

RIC. 255 R4

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Roman Empire, Domitian306 viewsAE Dupondius
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XIIII CENS PER P P , rad. hd. r.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S C ; Virtus stg. r.

Unlisted in the current RIC volume II
1 commentsTanit
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ROMAN EMPIRE, DOMITIAN - Brass dupondius - Virtus - Rome 92-438 viewsObv: " IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XVI CENS PER P P" laur. hd. of Domitian, r.
Rev: "VIRTVTI AVGVSTI - SC" Virtus stg. r., l. foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.
11.34g - 28mm - s.2798 - RIC 406
Comment
Parazonium - a short sword/long dagger.
jerseyjohnjames
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ROMAN EMPIRE, DOMITIAN A.D. 81-96 AE Dupondius.9 viewsDOMITIAN
A.D. 81-96 Æ Dupondius. Obv. IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XII CENS PER P P, Radiate bust right with aegis. Rev. VIR(TVTI) AVGV(STI) S C, Virtus standing right holding spear and parazonium. 11.7gm 29mm RIC 33
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Domitian, Dupondius323 viewsRIC II 706 (new), 393 (old) Rome, 90-91 A.D.
15.7 gm, 30 mm
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XV CENS PER P P. Radiate head right.
Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI / S - C. Virtus standing right with spear and parazonium, foot set on helmet.
6 commentsMark Z
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ROMAN EMPIRE, EUGENIUS. AR Siliqua of Treveri. Struck c.A.D.392 - 394. 200 viewsObverse: D N EVGENIVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Eugenius facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS ROMANORVM. Roma seated facing left on cuirass, holding Victory on globe in her right hand and reversed spear in her left; in exergue, TRPS.
RIC IX : 106d | RSC : 14a. Weight 1.7gms.

SOLD ON FORVM
3 comments*Alex
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galba, AR Denarius75 viewsGALBA, A.D. 68-69. AR Denarius
(3.38 gms),
Rome Mint, ca. A.D. July 68-January 69..
Obv: "IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG PM" Laureate bust of Galba facing right;
Rev:: Virtus standing facing, holding parazonium upwards and leaning on vertical spear.
NGC Ch F, Strike: 5/5 Surface: 4/5.
RIC-236
Provenance: From the Graywood Collection.
Coin depicted in the Wildwinds.com database.
3 commentsorfew
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galerius Follis, Antioch51 viewsobv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG. Laureate head right
rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVS. Virtus advancing right, in military dress, holding spear, shield and trophy over shoulder.
right field: S
exergue: ANT dot
Struck 308 A.D. at Antioch
RIC VI 92 (scarce)
Van Meter 38a
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Galerius, Antioch - RIC VI 9252 viewsGalerius Follis
obv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG. Laureate head right.
rev: VIRTVS EXERCITVS. Virtus advancing right, in military dress, holding spear, shield and trophy over shoulder.
right field: S
exergue: ANT dot
Struck 308 A.D. at Antioch
RIC VI 92 (Scarce)
Van Meter 38a (VB2)
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus, Antoninianus, Virtus13 viewsP. Licinius Egantius Gallienus
253 - 268
Antoninian
Avers: GALLIENVS AVG
Revers: VIRTVS AVGVSTI

Field: X
weight: 1,9 g
diameter: 17 mm
RIC: 330 f.
Kampmann: 90.314
Franz-Josef M
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus, Antoninianus, Virtus Augusti10 viewsP. Licinius Egantius Gallienus
253 - 268
Antoninian
Avers: GALLIENVS AVG
Revers: VIRTVS AVGVSTI
Im Abschnitt: -
field:-
weight: 2,8 g
diameter: 20 - 23 mm
RIC: 330 f.
Kampmann: 90.314
Franz-Josef M
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus, August 253 - September 268 A.D.18 viewsRB76153. Orichalcum sestertius, Göbl MIR 38dd, RIC V 248, Cohen V 1293, Hunter IV 33, SRCV III 10495, Nice gVF, excellent portrait, green patina, tight flan cutting off much legend, weight 10.962 g, maximum diameter 25.3 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 253 - 255 A.D.; obverse IMP C P LIC GALLIENVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS AVGG (valor of the two emperors), Virtus standing left, wearing crested helmet and military garb, right resting hand on grounded shield, inverted spear vertical behind in left, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking across fieldJoe Sermarini
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Geta Sestertius BMC 230, 2 KNOWN176 viewsAE Sestertius - 27.89 grams, 6 h

Obv: P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT
Rev: ADVENTVS AVGVSTI

"Two spec. known previously: BMC 230, pl. 60.1, ex Capt. Smyth no. 361, "purchased at Mr. Willet's sale, in 1834," and my coll. ex NAC 1995, Friedrich Coll., lot 1701.

Surprisingly all three spec. are from different obv. and rev. dies.

The same type must have been struck on sestertii of Septimius and Caracalla too, but no specimens are known.

I know the obverse die in combination with five rev. dies of the type VICT BRIT TR P III COS II S C, Victory seated r. on arms, inscribing shield.

Date of that type is after Dec. 10, 210 (Geta becomes TR P III), but before news of Septimius' death at York on 4 Feb. 211 reached Rome (whereupon Geta became P P, not recorded in the VICT BRIT legend).

The ADVENTVS AVGVSTI type is exactly contemporaneous, and proves that, doubtless because of Septimius' illness, the emperors had made the decision to return to Rome and had communicated that intention to the Senate and people of the capital even before Septimius died.

BMC calls the figure leading the horse a "soldier". However, it seems to be a female with bare r. breast, therefore Virtus or Roma. She is helmeted, carries a vexillum over her r. shoulder, and leads the horse by the reins with her l. hand.

The emperor on horseback is laureate, wears military dress, raises his r. hand in greeting, and holds a spear pointing upwards under his l. arm." Curtis Clay
2 commentsTanit
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III24 viewsGordian III AR Antoninianus, 4,05 gm, 24 mm. Jan - Mar 240 AD. IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG, radiate, draped bust right / VIRTVS AVG, Virtus in crested helmet standing left with branch & spear, shield on ground before. RIC 39, RSC 383. 1 commentsIlya_VK
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III - RIC 039 - Antoninianus - Virtus -Rome mint793 viewsIMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left , holding spear & palm branch, chalmys on arm, shield against leg


AR Ant. Rome Mint 238 -240 AD Superb example of this boy emperor, and unbelievable reverse...
6 commentsjimwho523
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III 225-244 AD.15 viewsAR Antoninian of Gordian III 225-244 AD.

Weight: 4.2gr
Ø: 25*22

Obv: IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - Gordian III right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left, holding branch and spear, a shield resting agaisnt foot.

EF/EF

Sear ?? - RIC 39 - VM 63.
Jorge C
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gordian III Antoninianus18 viewsGordian III AD 238-244 Silver Antoninianus
Obv: IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG - Radiate bust right, draped and cuirassed.
Rev: VIRTVS AVG - Virtus standing left, holding olive branch, while leaning on shield and holding reversed spear.
Rome mint: AD 240-241 (6th Issue, 5th Officina) = RIC IViii, 71, page 23 - Cohen 388
1 commentsNico
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Roman Empire, GRATIAN. AE3 of Aquileia. Struck A.D.378 - 38325 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS ROMANORVM. Roma seated facing, head left, holding globe in her right hand and downward facing spear in her left; in exergue, SMAQS.
RIC IX : 35a.
RARE
*Alex
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Julian II AE4 Virtvs16 viewsAE4 13.8x14.6mm
FL CL IVLIANVS AVG
Virtvs with captive, holding trophy (VIRT EXERC____)
Mint uncertain (Probably RIC 327, Rome mint)
gparch
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ROMAN EMPIRE, LICINIUS II VIRTUS EXERCIT348 viewsLICINIVS IVN NOB C
Radiated, draped and cuirassed bust right
R/VIRTVS EXERCIT
Standerd inscribed VOT / XX with captives on ground on either side.
STR in ex.

Aes reduced follis struck 320 in Trier
RIC.271 R4
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius Denarius, Rome, RIC 45813 viewsMarcus Aurelius, as Caesar, AR Denarius. AVRELIVS CAE-SAR AVG PII FIL, bare head right / TR POT VII COS II, Genius Exercitus or Virtus standing left, sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar and holding legionary eagle. 3.32gr, Ex-Marc Walter.MonetaAntiquus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Marcus Aurelius, AR Denarius 95 viewsobv: AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F. Bare head right
rev: TR POT X COS II. Virtus, helmeted, standing left, holding parazonium & spear.
1 commentsJericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maximianus, AR argenteus50 viewsTicinum
295 AD
laureate head right
MAXIMIA_NVS AVG
tetrarchs sacrificing before six-turreted enclosure
VIRTVS_MILITVM
RIC 18b; RSC 622d
2,92g
1 commentsJohny SYSEL
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Roman Empire, Maximinus II Daia, Augustus, AE Follis.22 viewsAlexandria 308-310 A.D. 6.77g - 26.1mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG - Laureate head right.

Rev: VIRTVS EX-ERCITVS / Γ / K-P / ALE - Virtus walking right, holding spear and trophy, shield on left arm; in fields Γ / K-P. Mintmark ALE.

RIC VI 119b

scarli
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Probus, Antoninianus8 viewsDiamètre : 24 mm | Poids : 4,4 g
Avers: IMP CM AVR PROBUS AVG
Revers : VIRTUS PROBI AVG -/-// KAB
Atelier : SERDICA, Emission : 4, Officine : 2
Date : 280
RIC 886 > 888
Vamp
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Roman Empire, PROBUS. Silvered AE Antoninianus of Siscia. Struck A.D.276 - 282.21 viewsObverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG. Radiate bust of Probus, wearing Imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped sceptre, facing left.
Reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG. Mars advancing right carrying spear and trophy; in exergue, XXIQ.
RIC V ii : 816 var. Bust type H not listed for this officina. Alföldi type 96, n° 131.
VERY RARE
*Alex
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AR Denarius, Rome, P M TR P XIII COS III P P, 458 viewsSeptimius Severus (193-211 A.D.), AR Denarius, Rome, P M TR P XIII COS III P P,
avers:- SEVERVS-PIVS-AVG, Laurate bust right.
revers:- PMTRP-XIII-COS-III-P-P, Virtus standing left, holding Victory and spear.
date: 205 A.D.,
mint: Rome,
diameter: 19-20mm,
weight: 2,91g,
axis: 5h,
ref: RIC-IV-I-197, p-, C-470,
Q-001
quadrans
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Septimius Severus VIRT AVGG58 viewsSeptimius Severus, 197-211 A.D., Rome.
OBV: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate bust right.
REV: VIRT AVGG, Virtus standing left, draped and helmeted, holding Victory, spear, and shield.
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Tetricus I, Trier mint, struck 273-274 AD, AE Antoninianus70 viewsIMP C TETRICVS P F AVG radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVGG Virtus standing left, holding shield and spear
RIC V 148; Cohen 207; AGK 14a
dupondius
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TREBONIANUS GALLUS, AE Sestertius- RIC IV/III/126a52 viewsA) IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R) VIRTVS AVGG SC
Virtus standing left. right hand leaning on shield, left hand holding spear
Weight: 23,59g; Ø: 31mm
Reference: RIC IV/III/126a
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Victorinus (Gallic Empire)34 viewsObv: IMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
Radiate and draped bust, right.
Rev: VIRTVS AVG
Virtus (with attributes of Mars) standing right holding spear and shield resting on ground.
Billon Antoninianus, 2 gm, 17.85 mm, Trier, RIC 78
Massanutten
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Victorinus VIRTVS AVG98 viewsVictorinus, c. 270-271 A.D., Trier.
OBV: IMP C VICTORINVS PF AVG, radiate, , cuirassed bust right.
REV: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding spear and shield.
1 commentsancientcoins
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Roman Geta Sestertius BMC 23043 viewsAE Sestertius - 27.89 grams, 6 h

Obv: P SEPTIMIVS GETA PIVS AVG BRIT
Rev: ADVENTVS AVGVSTI

"Two spec. known previously: BMC 230, pl. 60.1, ex Capt. Smyth no. 361, "purchased at Mr. Willet's sale, in 1834," and my coll. ex NAC 1995, Friedrich Coll., lot 1701.

Surprisingly all three spec. are from different obv. and rev. dies.

The same type must have been struck on sestertii of Septimius and Caracalla too, but no specimens are known.

I know the obverse die in combination with five rev. dies of the type VICT BRIT TR P III COS II S C, Victory seated r. on arms, inscribing shield.

Date of that type is after Dec. 10, 210 (Geta becomes TR P III), but before news of Septimius' death at York on 4 Feb. 211 reached Rome (whereupon Geta became P P, not recorded in the VICT BRIT legend).

The ADVENTVS AVGVSTI type is exactly contemporaneous, and proves that, doubtless because of Septimius' illness, the emperors had made the decision to return to Rome and had communicated that intention to the Senate and people of the capital even before Septimius died.

BMC calls the figure leading the horse a "soldier". However, it seems to be a female with bare r. breast, therefore Virtus or Roma. She is helmeted, carries a vexillum over her r. shoulder, and leads the horse by the reins with her l. hand.

The emperor on horseback is laureate, wears military dress, raises his r. hand in greeting, and holds a spear pointing upwards under his l. arm." Curtis Clay
Tanit
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Roman Imperial, Domitian as Augustus, Orichalcum Dupondius.8 viewsRome 85 A.D. 11.16g - 27.3mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM COS XI CENS POT P P - Laureate bust right, with aegis.

Rev: VIRTVTI AVGVSTI S-C - Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.

RIC II 374 (R), BMCRE 352A, BNF unlisted.
Christian Scarlioli
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Roman Imperial, Maximinus II Daia as Augustus, AE Follis. 12 viewsAlexandria 308-310 A.D. 6.77g - 26.1mm, Axis 6h.

Obv: IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS P F AVG - Laureate head right.

Rev: VIRTVS EX-ERCITVS / Γ / K-P / ALE - Virtus walking right, holding spear and trophy, shield on left arm; in fields Γ / K-P. Mintmark ALE.

RIC VI 119b.
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Roman Republic, 70 BC, Fufia11 viewsAR Denarius (3.5g, 19mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck 70 BC., Monneyer: Q.Fufius Calenus and P.Mucius Scaevola (Cordus).
obv.: HO behind, VIRT before, KALENI below jugate heads, r., of Honos, laureate, and Virtus, helmeted.
rev.: ITAL on left, RO on right, CORDI in ex. Italia and Roma stg., clasping hands
Seaby (RSV I.): Fufia 1. Additional info from Seaby: Pompey's censorship, with Rome and Italy reconciled, after the social war, by the enrolment of new citizens. It conveys the intimation that in future this alliance would be under the special care of the divinities Honos and Virtus.
Charles S
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ROMAN REPUBLIC, Man. Aquillius ,22 viewsAR serrate Denarius
c.71/65 BC
Crawford 401/1. RSC Aquillia 2.

Obv.: Draped bust of Virtus right, wearing crested Montefortino helmet, ornamented at the side with feather.

Rev.: Mn. Aquillius standing left, head right, supporting kneeling female figure of Sicilia; SICIL in exergue.
Richard M10
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Roman Severus Alexander Sestertius9 viewsSeverus Alexander
AE Sestertius, Rome AD 228
Obv: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Rev: PM TR P VII COS II PP; Virtus standing l. , r. foot on prow, holding spear and parazonium

RIC 477
Tanit
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Roman, Gordian III 207 viewsMarcus Antonius Gordianus Pius / SILVER ANTONINIANUS

OBVERSE : IMP CAES M ANT GORDIANVS AVG - radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.

REVERSE : VIRTVS AVG - Virtus in crested helmet standing left with branch & spear, sheild on ground before .
Max D : 23.8 MM AND 4.03 GRAMS. 
Ref., :RSC 383

Called Gordian III , ruled as a Roman Emperor FROM 238 – 244 AD. 
Gordian III is one of the most powerful men in the world.

Sam Mansourati Collection.
Sam
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RRC 401/1 (Mn. Aquillius Mn. F. Mn. N.) Serrate denarius49 viewsObv. Helmeted and draped bust of Virtus right, VIRTVS before, IIIVIR behind, border of dots
Rev. Consul Mn. Aquillius in military dress standing facing, head left, holding shield in left, raising the female figure of Sicily slumped at his feet, facing right; MN AQVIL before, MN. F. MN.N behind (Mn. in ligature three times), SICIL in exergue, border of dots
Rome, 71 B.C. or 65 B.C.
Serrate; 19 mm, 3,88 g
References: RRC 401/1, Sear 336, RSC Aquillia 2

Mn. Aquillius chose to represent his father who was responsible for crushing the slave rebellion in Sicily in 101 B.C. If the date of 71 B.C. for this coin can be upheld, then the image was a commentary on the moneyer's own time - 71 B.C. was the last year of the Third Servile War (the Spartacus uprising). Mn. Aquillius may have found it opportune to remind people of his ancestors deed during the previous slave rebellion - Crassus must have been seething, with Pompey stealing his victory and a junior magistrate putting in his two cent as well.

The obverse is to be read in combination with the reverse, as Aquillius pater was famous for his Virtus. Despite being shown as raising Sicily, he was actually accused of maladminisration of the province (with good cause, says Cicero), but his laywer exposed his war-wounds, and had Aquillius acquitted because of his military Virtus. (Diod. Sicil. 36.10.3; Cicero, pro Flacco, 98 de Oratore 47).

Mn. Aquilius came to a horrid end, in 88 B.C. when he was betrayed by Mytilene and delivered to Mithridates of Pontus, to be executed in Pergamum by having molten gold poured down his throat.

This coin was also the first where the title of IIIVir occured.
3 commentsSyltorian
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Salonina7 viewsAE Antoninanus,
Antioch mint, 257-268AD
20.7mm, 4.42g
Sear 10654
Samson L2
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Septimius Severus * Virtus, 193-211 AD. Silver Denarius85 views
SEVERVS AVG * AR Denarius

Obv: PART MAX, laureate head right
Rev: VIRTVS AVGG: Virtus standing left, holding Victory in right hand, spear and shield in left hand.

Mint: Rome
Struck 200-201 AD.

Size: 19 mm.
Weight: 3.53 grams
Die axis: 170 degs.

Condition: Stunning luster, appears virtually un-circulated.

RIC IV 171
RSC 761.
BMCRE 211

1 commentsTiathena
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Septimius Severus 9 Apr. 193 AD - 4 Feb 211 AD, Rome Mint82 viewsOrichalcum sestertius, Ric II 702, Sear RCV 6410, Van Meter 188/1; Max. Diameter 30.3 mm, Weight 15.5 gr; AD 195 Rome mint; Obv. L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII (mostly obliverated) Laureate Head R. Rev. DIVI M PII F P M TR P III Cos II PP SC (mostly obliverated) Severus in military attire, stg l., holding Victory on globe and spear, crowned by Virtus or Roma stg. l. behind him, holding parazonium in l. hand; Very worn, cracked, and corroded, with light olive and brown patina. Finely engraved portrait.

Historical background;
"these types commemorate the self-proclaimed adoption of Severus into the family of Marcus Aurelius, an audacious publicity move to create support for a Severan dynasty. This event helped trigger the break between Severus and Clodius Albinus." David Van Meter "The Handbook of Roman Imperial Coins" p.189
1 commentsSteve E
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Septimius Severus Denarius. 193 AD. AR16-17mm18 viewsSeptimius Severus Denarius. 193 AD.

Obv. IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG, laureate head right
Rev. VIRT AVG TR P COS, Virtus standing left holding Victory and spear.

Ref. RIC 24 , sear5 #6386

UK Detector find.
Lee S
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Septimius Severus Sestertius29 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: L SEPT SEV PE - RT AVG IMP VII
Rev: DIVI M PII F P M TR P III COS II P P S C Virtus crowning emperor.
RIC 703, 195 AD.
Tanit
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Septimius Severus, 193 - 211 AD16 viewsObv: SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head of Septimius Severus facing right.

Rev: VIRT AVGG, Virtus standing left, holding Victory in his right hand, resting left hand on a shield, a spear is propped again his left arm.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 200 AD

3.6 grams, 19 mm, 180°

RIC IVi 171, RSC 761, S6387, VM 172
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Septimius Severus, AD 193-2113 viewsÆ Sestertius, 30mm, 21.1g, 6h; Rome mint.
Obv.: L SEPT SEV PERT [AVG IMP ?]; Laureate head right.
Rev.: [?]; Septimius Severus on the left, standing left, in military attire, Victory on globe in his right hand, spear in his left hand; Virtus or Roma standing left behind him, helmeted, in military attire, crowning him with a wreath in her right hand, parazonium in her left, S C in exergue.
Reference: RIC IVa -
From the YOC Collection
John Anthony
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Septimius Severus, Denarius78 viewsRome mint, AD 200
SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head right
VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing left, holding victory and leaning on shield
3,41 gr, 19 mm
Ref : Cohen # 761, RIC # 171a
1 commentsPotator II
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Septimius Severus, Denarius, VIRT AVGG17 viewsAR Denarius
Septimius Severus
Augustus: 193 - 211AD
Issued: 200AD
20.0 x 19.0mm 3.37gr 7h
O: SEVERVS PIVS PART MAX; Laureate bust, right.
R: VIRT AVGG; Virtus standing left, holding Victory in right hand and spear with shield in left.
Rome Mint
RIC IV-1 171a; Sear (2000) 6387; RSC 761; BMCRE 211.
Aorta: 736: B3, O78, R366, T247, M4.
Slightly worn obverse die in right legend (PART MAX).
Leu Numismatik Web Auction 3, Lot 906.
2/25/18 3/26/18
1 commentsNicholas Z
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Severus Alexander - cast replica18 views222.228 AD

rev: VIRTVS AVG
Niclas E
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Severus Alexander - RIC 22148 viewsDenarius. 230 AD. IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate head right, slight drapery on far shoulder / VIRTVS AVG, Virtus seated left on cuirass holding branch and sceptre or inverted spear. RSC 580, RCV 7937, BMC 653Bud Stewart
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Severus Alexander / RIC 139 var.36 viewsDenarius, 222-223 AD, Antioch mint.
Obv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAD AVG / Laureate bust of Severus Alexander.
Rev: FIDES MILITVM / Fides standing, holding two standards.
3.09 gm., 18 mm.
RIC #139 var; Sear #7864 var.

This coin is not listed in RIC as coming from Antioch. The closest coin listed in RIC is #139, so I've listed this coin as a variety of that number. Coins of this type minted in Rome show Virtus looking the direction she is walking; coins of Antioch show her looking back over her left shoulder. Of particular interest is the mis-spelling of the name: ALEXAD instead of ALEXAND.
1 commentsCallimachus
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Severus Alexander AR Denarius ‘VIRTVS AVG’24 viewsBust: right facing, laureate
Obverse legend; IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG
Reverse Legend; VIRTVS AVG
Type; Virtus seated left, holding branch and scepter.
Mint; Rome, 228 – 231 AD. 3 grams.

RIC IV 221; BMCRE 656; RSC 580a.

Banjaxed
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Severus Alexander Sestertius27 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Rev: PM TR P VIII COS III PP; Virtus standing on the prow of a ship

RIC 477
Tanit
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Severus Alexander sestertius63 viewsP M TR P VIII COS III P P / S C
229 A.D.

"A very scarce and interesting reverse,
the only sestertius type struck in this issue."
(David R. Sear)
6 commentsTibsi
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Severus Alexander Virtus Aug31 viewsSeverus Alexander, Silver Denarius, 2.244g, 19.4mm, RIC IV 259, Cohen 581, Rome, 231 - 235 AD die axis 180o
OBV: IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, laureate head right.
REV: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right, reversed spear in right, parazonium in left, left foot on helmet.

Per Curtis Clay:
A scarce denarius type of 231 AD: only four spec. in Reka Devnia hoard with this PIVS obv. legend, three spec. with the preceding obv. legend IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG.

EX: Forvm Ancient Coins
Romanorvm
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Severus Alexander Virtus Aug Seated32 viewsSEVERUS ALEXANDER. 222-238 AD (Struck 228 - 231 AD), RIC IV 221; BMCRE 656; RSC 580a
OBV: IMP SEV ALE-XAND AVG, laureate head right
REV: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus seated left on cuirass, holding branch and sceptre
Romanorvm
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Severus Alexander Virtus RIC IV 22141 viewsSeverus Alexander, Denarius, Rome, 222 - 238 AD, Struck 228-231 AD, 18mm, 3.1g, RIC IV 221; BMCRE 656; RSC 580a
OBV: IMP SEV ALE-XAND AVG, laureate head right
REV: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus seated left on cuirass, holding branch and sceptre
Romanorvm
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Severus Alexander, 222 - 235 AD28 viewsObv: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate head of Severus Alexander facing right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus (or Roma) seated left on a cuirass holding a branch and a reversed spear.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 230 AD

3.1 grams, 18.4 mm, 225°

RIC IVii 221, RSC 580, S7937, VM 61/3
SPQR Coins
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Severus Alexander, 222 - 235 AD18 viewsObv: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate, draped bust of Severus Alexander facing right.

Rev: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing right, holding a reversed spear in right hand and rest left hand on a shield.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 225 AD

3.328 grams, 19.07 mm, 45°

RIC IVii 182, RSC III 576, S7934, VM 61/1
Matt Inglima
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Severus Alexander, Limes Denarius16 viewsAE Denarius
Roman Imperial - The Principate

Alexander Severus

Uncertain Mint, ~231 A.D.
Chipped or clipped. Base metal with patina.
19.0 mm / 1.91 g / 0°

Obverse: "IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG", laureate bust right.
Reverse: "VIRTVS AVG", Virtus standing left holding Victory, learning on shield, spear resting against arm.

RIC 220. Sear 7936. RSC 579.

MyID: 032A
TenthGen
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SEVERUS II (as Caesar) AE Follis - 305-306 AD86 viewsobv: SEVERVS.NOB.CAES (helmeted, laureate, cuirassed bust left, holding spear over shoulder and shield)
rev: VIRTVS.A-V-GG.ET.CAESS.NN / AQ[Γ] (emperor galloping, holding shield and spearing a barbarian; under his horse another barbarian)
ref: RIC VI-Aquilea68a (S)
9.74g, 26-29mm
Very rare
Flavius Valerius Severus or Severus II was one of the first Emperors to be raised to the rank of Augustus from a subordinate position of Caesar. He was executed in Rome on the 16 September 307 AD by the order of Maxentius. This coin struck under his Caesar rank 01 May 305 – August 306 AD.
berserker
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Struck A.D.276 - 282. PROBUS. AE ANTONINIANUS of Rome.4 viewsObverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Probus facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGVSTI. Probus standing facing left, holding sceptre and crowning trophy; to left of trophy, seated captive; in exergue, R.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 3.2gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V ii : 243 var. Unlisted in RIC with this bust type.
EXTREMELY RARE
*Alex
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Struck A.D.276 - 282. PROBUS. Silvered AE Antoninianus of Serdica. 4 viewsObverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG. Helmeted, radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus facing left, holding spear over shoulder in his right hand and shield in his left.
Reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG. Probus galloping right spearing enemy, shield below horse; in exergue, KA•Δ•.
Diameter: 23mm | Weight: 3.6gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V ii : 878
*Alex
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Struck A.D.276 - 282. PROBUS. Silvered AE Antoninianus of Siscia.4 viewsObverse: IMP C M AVR PROBVS P AVG. Radiate bust of Probus, wearing Imperial mantle and holding eagle tipped sceptre, facing left.
Reverse: VIRTVS PROBI AVG. Mars advancing right carrying spear and trophy; in exergue, XXIQ.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.9gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC V ii : 816 var. Bust type H not listed for this officina. Alföldi type 96, n° 131.
VERY RARE
*Alex
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Struck A.D.283. NUMERIAN as Caesar. AE Antoninianus of Antioch6 viewsObverse: IMP C M AVR NVMERIANVS NOB C. Radiate and draped bust of Numerian facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS AVGGG. Numerian standing facing right, receiving Victory from Jupiter standing facing left; star above Victory; in field between figures, E Δ ; in exergue, XXI.
Diameter: 22mm | Weight: 3.9gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V ii : 378.
SCARCE
*Alex
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Struck A.D.307. CONSTANTINE I as CAESAR. Large AE Follis of Treveri22 viewsObverse: FL VAL CONSTANTINVS NOB C. Laureate and cuirassed bust of Constantine I facing right.
Reverse: PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS. Constantine I, clad in military dress, standing facing left holding a standard in each hand. Across field, S - A; in exergue, PTR.
RIC VI : 734

The boots shown worn by Constantine on this coin are not the usual army boots but a special type of boot called a mulleus (pl. mullei), it was a kind of fur boot where a catlike animal's scalp was attached to the upper front of the boot leg and the animal's paws hung down from both sides. These type of mullei were shown worn by deities like Mars, Virtus, Honos, Roma, and sometimes emperors. Iconographically they were connected to gods and heroes.
Goette, in his " Ikonographische Studien zu Römischem Schuhwerk", has shown that the mulleus appears from the time of Augustus to the period of the Tetrarchy on Roman artwork.
It is notable that these types of mullei are often depicted being worn by cuirassed statues in a war-like connection. It is therefore possible, even probable, that the boots were made from lion's skin, which would match the symbol of royal power and strength with the godlike power of their wearer. - credit Jochen

This coin was struck in A.D.307 to commemorate Constantine's proclamation as Caesar.
1 comments*Alex
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Struck A.D.320 - 321. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 (Follis) of Treveri (Trier)5 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine I facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT. Two prisoners, hands bound behind their backs, seated back to back beneath trophy. In left field, T; in right field, F; in exergue, STR.
RIC VII : 279
EXTREMELY RARE
*Alex
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Struck A.D.320. CONSTANTINE I as Augustus. AE3 of Treveri12 viewsObverse: CONSTANTINVS AVG. Helmeted and cuirassed bust of Constantine facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS EXERCIT. Two captives seated back to back at foot of standard inscribed VOT XX; in exergue, STR.
RIC VII : 258
EXTREMELY RARE

This coin is one of the issues struck in A.D.320 to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of Constantine's reign.
1 comments*Alex
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Struck A.D.378 - 383. GRATIAN. AE3 of Aquileia12 viewsObverse: D N GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right.
Reverse: VIRTVS ROMANORVM. Roma seated facing, head left, holding globe in her right hand and downward facing spear in her left; in exergue, SMAQS.
RIC IX : 35a.
RARE
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Tacitus22 viewsAE-Antoninianus
IMP C M CL TACITVS P F AVG; Radiate and cuirassed bust to left, with part of aegis on left shoulder.
VIRTVS AVG; Virtus stg. left supporting on shield and holding spear.
Ex:-
Lugdunum
RIC 67; B.46; RIC temp #3271
Julianus of Pannonia
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TEMPLE, TRAJAN, Sestertius.157 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (27,22g). Rome mint. Struck AD 105-107.
IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate head of Trajan facing right.
S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI [/] S C Octastyle tempel with, on the pediment, a central figure seated facing flanked by two reclining figures; on roof, five statues; between columns, a figure on pedestal, naked to the waist, standing facing holding a long sceptre or spear, r. and a cornucopiae l..
RIC 575 (rare); Cohen 552; BMC 859; Foss (Roman Historic Coins) 103:43
ex Gorny & Mosch auction 170

Due to the lack of any specific legend on the reverse, there has been a lot of speculation as to which temple might be depicted here. Some argue the temple to be that of Honos which had been restored by Trajan a few years earlier. Others argue that it is the temple of Jupiter (later rededicated to Divus Traianus) also restored by Trajan. According to others still, it is the temple of Venus Genetrix as the pose of central figure resembles to statues of this divinity. Still others see Pax in the central figure and the temple is to be sought in the provinces. The central figure could well be Honos (compare with the left figure of the illustration in Numiswiki of HONOS ET VIRTUS).
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Tetrarchs - Maximianus Virtus155 viewsCarausius 287-93AD, in the name of Maximianus
Antoninianus
Obv “IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS PF AVG”
Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev “VIRTVS AVGGG”
Mars standing right with inverted spear and shield
Camulodunum mint
S/P//C
RIC -; Carson 58
mauseus
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Tetricus9 viewsAE Antoninianus
Obv: IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust R.
Rev: VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing in helmet and military dress, holding spear and leaning on shield
RIC 148
Tanit
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Tetricus I9 viewsTetricus I (271-274 CE)
Emperor radiate, with beard/Figure with spear, Mars or Virtus
AE 10, Zschucke 427 or 424
Belisarius
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Tetricus I - BI antoninianus13 viewsTrier
early 274 AD
5th emission
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG
Virtus standing left, spear in left hand, resting right hand on shield on ground
VIRTVS__AVGG
RIC V 148, SRCV III 11258, Cohen 207
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSEL
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TETRICUS I Antoninianus RIC 148, Virtus20 viewsOBV: IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG, radiate draped bust right
REV: VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus standing left with shield & spear
3.3 gr., 19mm

Minted at Southern Mint, 273-74 AD
Legatus
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Tetricus I VIRTVS AVGG RIC V/2 14851 viewsAnt, 2.51g, 21mm.

Obverse: IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust R.

Reverse: VIRTVS AVGG, VIRTVS standing L in helmet and military dress, holding spear and leaning on shield.

Trier, Issue 5.

RIC 148, Scarce.

Ex FORVM.
Robert_Brenchley
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Tetricus I: Mint 1, Issue 520 viewsIMP C TETRICVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVGG
Virtus standing left holding shield and spear
Mint 1, Issue 5
Elmer 780
mauseus
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Tetricus I: Mint 1, Issue 525 viewsIMP C TETRICVS PF AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVGG
Virtus standing left holding shield and spear
Mint 1, Issue 5
Elmer 780
mauseus
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Tetricus II, irregular radiate, c.275-865 views[...], Radiate, draped (from rear) bust right
MARS, Virtus standing left with spear and shield, altar before (fantasy type)
Die axis 6, diameter 19mm, weight 3.06g.
Adrianus
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THEODOSE IER (379-395) - AQUILEA - RIC 28d5 viewsSilique, 378-383, C1
A/D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Theodosius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Théodose Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé. Portait aux cheveux lisse.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//AQPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise de face, tête à gauche, sur un trone, tenant dans sa main droite un globe et une lance renversée dans la main gauche.
Argent - 1.33 gr - 18 mm - 12h
RIC IX 28d, RSC 59
Siliquae
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THEODOSE IER (379-395) - MILAN - RIC 32a 8 viewsSilique, 393-394, R2
A/D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Theodosius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Théodose Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé. Portait aux cheveux lisse.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//MDPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant dans sa main droite le globe nicéphore et une lance renversée dans la main gauche.
Argent - 1.5 gr - 18.8 mm - 12h
RIC IX 32a, RSC 57b
Siliquae
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THEODOSE IER (379-395) - TREVES - RIC 94b4 viewsSilique, 388-392, C1
A/D N THEODO-SIVS P F AVG
Dominus Noster Theodosius Pius Felix Augustus, Notre Maître Théodose Pieux et Heureux Auguste
Buste à droite, diadémé (Perles), drapé et cuirassé. Portait aux cheveux lisse.
R/VIRTVS RO-MANORVM//TRPS
Virtus Romanorum, La vertu des romains
Rome casquée assise à gauche sur une cuirasse, tenant un globe nicéphore de la main droite et une lance renversée de la main gauche.
Argent - 1.98 gr - 17.4 mm - 12h
RIC IX 94b, RSC 57a
Siliquae
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Theodosius AE Majorina Virtus Exerciti9 viewsTheodosius I (379 – 395 AD)

AE4, majorina, Nicomedia 387 – 392 AD

Obv: DN THEODOSIVS PF AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right
Rev: VIRTVS E-XERCITI, Emperor standing facing, head right, foot on captive, holding labarum and globe.
Mintmark: SMNA
RIC IX 44

Weight: 5.2g.
Diameter: 24mm.
Jose Polanco
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Theodosius I, Virtus27 viewsTheodosius I, 379 - 395 AD, Thessalonica, 2.1g, 18 mm, RIC 61b
OBV: D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, pearl diademed, draped, cuirassed bust right
REV: VIRTVS AVGGG, emperor standing left on prow of ship, head right, foot on captive & holding phoenix on globe & standard; Victory sits at the helm, delta to left, TES in ex.

SCARCE
Romanorvm
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Ticinum PROBUS Virtus Avg QXXT112 viewsIMP - C M AVR PROBVS AVG
radiate bust left, in imperial mantle & holding eagle tipped scepter
VIRTVS AVG
Virtus-Roma standing left, holding Victory & leaning on spear & shield
QXXT in ex.
Antoninianus struck 281 in Ticinum
Cohen 820.


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Ticinum 43635 viewsAntoninianus
IMP C PROBVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVG
Virtus standing left, leaning on shield and holding a small Victory
Ticinum, -/-//QXXT
RIC 436
mauseus
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Trajan Decius Sestertius11 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv. : IMP CAES C MESS Q DECIO TRAI AUG
Rev. : VIRTVS AVG SC, Virtus seated left.

RIC 109

Tanit
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Trajan Denarius19 viewsOBV: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P
Laureate bust right.
REV: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Virtus standing right with foot on helmet,
holding spear and parazonium

RSC 118
A.D. 98-117
3.38gm 19mm
goldenancients
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Trajan Denarius31 viewsTrajan. (98-117 AD). Silver denarius. Rome, 116-117 AD.
Obv.: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC, bust laureate, draped right
Rev.: PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Virtus standing right, left foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.

BMCRE 631. Cohen 193. RIC 334.
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Trajan Denarius - Virtus (RIC 202)34 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 103-104 AD
3.12g

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R)
IMP TRAIANO AUG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP

Rev: VIRTUS (God of Bravery) standing (R) holding upturned spear and parazonium, right foot on helmet.
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI


RIC II 202 RSC 402a
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Trajan Denarius - Virtus (RIC 203)53 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 103-105 AD
3.03g

Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P.

Rev: Virtus, goddess of bravery, standing (R) holding upturned spear and parazonium, right foot on helmet.
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI

RSC 402c RIC 203 (?) Woytek 197f (9 spec. known)

Rare variant with cuirassed bust.
ex. Silbury Coins
4 commentsKained but Able
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Trajan Denarius - Virtus (RIC 354)45 viewsAR Denarius
Rome, 116 AD
3.21g

Obv: Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust (R)

Rev: VIRTUS standing (R) with bare left breast and foot on helmet, holding spear and parazonium.
PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR

RIC 354, RSC 274var, Woytek 524f, citing only six specimens.

Acquired by a collector from Rino Barzan, Turin in October 1966

Naville Numismatics Auction 40
3 commentsKained but Able
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Trajan Denarius - Virtus (RIC II 202)22 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 103-112AD
2.88g

Obv: Laureate bust of Trajan (R)
IMP TRAIANO AUG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP

Rev: VIRTUS stg R holding spear and parazonium, L foot on helmet
SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI

RIC II 202 RSC 402
Kained but Able
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Trajan Denarius - Virtus (RIC II 334)53 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 112-117 AD
3.14g

Obv: Laureate draped bust of Trajan (R)

Rev: VIRTUS standing (R) holding Spear and Parazonium, foot on helmet.

TM COS VI PP SPQR PARTHICO PM

RIC II 334 RSC 198
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TRAJAN Denarius, RIC 355, Virtus83 viewsOBV: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate draped bust right
REV: P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Virtus standing right holding spear & parazonium, foot on helmet
2.8g, 19mm

Minted at Rome, 99-100 AD
1 commentsLegatus
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Trajan RIC 20271 viewsTRAJAN 98-117 A.D. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 103-111 A.D. Rev: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Laureate head right. Obv: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Virtus standing right, holding spear and parazonium, left foot on helmet.

Ex: Romadrome

RIC 202; RSC 402
1 commentsPaddy
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Trajan RIC 334; Woytek 578v47 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. Fall 116-August 117 AD. (3.05g, 18.99mm) Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC, laureate and draped bust right, right shoulder forward. Rev: PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P S P Q R, Virtus standing right holding spear and parazonium, left foot on helmet.
Woytek 578v; RIC 334; RSC 193

I like Woytek's description of the reverse much better because it's much more detailed, which is to be expected: Virtus steht n.r. mit Lanze and parazonium. Der Helm, auf den sie den linken Fuss stezt, ist vielfach nur angedeutet und als solcher kaum zu erkennen. Roughly: The helmet is only suggested and as such bearly recognisable.

This coin commemorates Trajan's campaign against the Parthian empire.
2 commentsPaddy
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Trajan RIC 355; Woytek 524v35 viewsTraian. AD 98-117. AR Denarius. Rome mint. Late 114-early 116 AD. (3,16g; 19.39mm) Obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, Laureate draped bust right. Rev: P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Virtus standing right, holding spear & parazonium, foot on helmet.
Woytek 524v; RIC 355; RSC 274.

Ex: Marc Walter
1 commentsPaddy
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Trajan, 98 - 117 AD39 viewsObv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GERM DAC PM TRP COS VI PP, laureate bust of Trajan facing right with drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR, Virtus standing right, foot on helmet, holding a spear and a parazonium.

Plated Denarius, Illegal mint, c. 112 - 117 AD

2.9 grams, 21 mm, 180°

No listing, the obverse and reverse were not matched on official issues.
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Trajan, 98 - 117 AD31 viewsObv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC, laureate bust of Trajan facing right, cuirassed with frontal drapery.

Rev: PARTHICO PM TRP COS VI PP SPQR, Virtus stg. r., holding reversed spear and parazonium, r. foot resting on a helmet.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 116-7 AD

3.4 grams, 19 mm, 180°

RIC II 334, RSC 193b, VM 20/3
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Trajan, RIC 575, Sestertius of AD 105-107 (Octastyle temple)48 viewsÆ Sestertius (27,22g, Ø34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 105-107.
Obv/ IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P laureate head of Trajan facing right, aegis on shoulder.
Rev/ S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI (around) S C (below), Octastyle tempel with, on the pediment, a central figure seated facing flanked by two reclining figures; on roof, five statues; between columns, a figure on pedestal, naked to the waist, standing facing holding a long sceptre or spear, r. and a cornucopiae l..
RIC 575 (R); Cohen 552; BMC 857; Strack 392; MIR 302 (bust type cC, 13 examples); Banti 292 (4 spec.); RHC 103:43
ex Gorny & Mosch auction 170

Due to the lack of any specific legend on the reverse, there has been a lot of speculation as to which temple might be depicted here. Although some references seem to indicate with certainty which temple is represented, the truth is that nobody knows and we probably will never know for sure. Some argue the temple to be that of Honos, restaured by Trajan a few years earlier. Others argue that it is the temple of Jupiter (later rededicated to Divus Traianus), restaured by Trajan. According to others still, it is the temple of Venus Genetrix as the pose of central figure ressembles to statues of this divinity. Still others see Pax in the central figure and the temple is to be sought in the provinces.

On first sight, the central figure could be Honos (compare with the left figure of the illustration in Numiswiki of HONOS ET VIRTUS). However, Strack remarks that the standing position differs from all other representations of Honos, but is identical with some representations of Genius (compare issues of Antoninus Pius, e.g. RIC 70, 661, 682). Since no temples are known to have been built by Trajan, but a temple must have been dedicated to Divus Nerva around the time of this issue, this is probably the temple represented on this coin and the statue is that of the Genius of Divus Nerva. This would explain the important size of several issues with this temple in different varieties.
Charles S
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Trebonianus Gallus15 viewsAR antoninianus. 251-253 AD. 3,96grs. Radiate,draped and cuirassed bust right. IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG / Virtus standing right holding inverted spear and leaning on shield. VIRTVS AVGG.
Cohen 131.
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TREBONIANUS GALLUS22 viewsAR antoninianus. 251-253 AD. 3,96grs. Radiate,draped and cuirassed bust right. IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG / Virtus standing right holding inverted spear and leaning on shield.
VIRTVS AVGG.
Cohen 131.
1 commentsbenito
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Trebonianus Gallus Virtus RIC 126a21 viewsTrebonius gallus, Rome, RIC 4c pg 173, 126(a)
OBV: IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
REV: VIRTVS AVGG S-C, Virtus standing left resting hand on shield and holding spear

Listed as rare in RIC
Romanorvm
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Trèves - 4e Emission - (début 271) - VIRTVS AVG20 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
EG 217
Cunetio ...
RIC (78)
Elmer 699
AGK 24
de Witte 98
Cohen ...
PYL
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Trèves - 5e Emission - (premier trimestre 271) - VIRTVS AVG20 viewsIMP C VICTORINVS P F AVG
VIRTVS AVG
EG 224
Cunetio 2553
RIC 78
Elmer 699
AGK 23
de Witte 97
Cohen 131
PYL
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Unlisted VIRTVS59 viewsObverse: "IMP" CMAVSEVALEXANDAVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right . Missing the letter R
Reverse: VIRTVS AVG, Virtus standing left, left hand holding reversed spear & right hand supporting victory

wt, 2.97 g
mix_val
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V-MARCUS AURELIUS -a- 003 Denar RIC[AntPius]III/46815 viewsAv) AVRELIVS CAES ANTON AVG PII F
Bare head right

Rv) TR POT X COS II
Hemlmed Virtus standing left, holding parazonium and spear

Weight: 2,9g; Ø: 19mm; Reference: RIC[AntPius]III/468; ROME mint; struck: 155 A.D.-156 A.D.
sulcipius
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VALERIAN I antoninianus - 253-254 AD20 viewsobv: IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG (radiate, draped bust right)
rev: VIRTVS AVGG (Valerian I in left holding globus & spear, Gallienus standing in right holding spear and Victory)
ref: RIC Vi 292 (C), C.277
mint: Antioch
3.03gms, Scarce
berserker
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Valerian, Sestertius114 viewsRome mint, AD 253-255
IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
VIRTVS AVGG, Virtus or Mars standing left resting on shield and holding spear. S - C in field
18.7 gr
Ref : RCV # 10025v, Cohen # 269
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Valeriano I, sesterzio, 253-254 d.C., Roma (R/ VIRTVS AVGG) 59 viewsValerianus I, sestertius, zecca di Roma (253-254 d.C.)
AE, 11.561 gr, massimo diametro 26.7 mm, 180°, BB (VF)
D/ IMP C P LIC VALERIANVS AVG, busto laureato e corazzato a dx
R/ VIRTVS AVGG S C, Virtus in abito militare stante a sx, asta nella sx, appoggiato sullo scudo a dx.
RIC V 183
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (28 dicembre 2008, numero catalogo 94); ex FAC (Morehead City NC, Usa, fino al 2008)
1 commentspaolo
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Vespasian with Titus as Caesar235 viewsVespasian, with Titus as Caesar. Cappadocia, Caesarea-Eusebia mint, struck 76/77 C.E. AR Didrachm (23mm, 7.16 g, 12h). Provincial style, Dated RY 9.
O: Laureate head right; Greek legend, AYTOKPA (Emperor) KAICAP (Caesar) OYECΠACIANOC (Vespasian) CEBACTOC (Augustus)
R: Titus, laureate and in military outfit, standing facing, holding spear and parazonium; Greek legend TITOC (Titus) AYTOKPATWP (Emperor) KAICAP (Caesar) ET Θ in exergue (ETOYC is the Greek word for year. Regnal Year Θ or theta the 9th letter of greek alphabet.) RPC 1649; Sydenham, Caesarea 72. From the Bruce R. Brace Collection.

A rather rare coin. The British Museum has 2 specimens, this is only the 2nd example I have ever seen on the market. RPC 1649 lists two other examples with ETOYC abbreviated as ET: Berlin ex Imhoof, published by him in Swiss Num. Review 1898; and Seaby's Bulletin, Sept. 1982, D 75.

Vespasian was proclaimed emperor in Alexandria on July 1, 69, how does year 9 equal 76-77?
The regnal years at Alexandria began on August 29 of each year and continued through August 28 of the following year. In some cases two regnal years are counted in the same calendar year, for example Vespasian in 69. The first regnal year is counted for the portion of time he ruled in 69 till August 28 and his second year started August 29, 69 into 70.

A Roman parazonium is a long triangular dagger, 15 to 19 inches long, wide at the hilt end and coming to a point. In Roman art, it is frequently carried by Virtus, and is also sometimes carried by Mars, or Roma, or the Emperor, giving them the aura of courage. The parazonium was a symbol of rank and was used to rally the troops. An officer would exchange his parazonium for a gladius or a spatha if he was directly threatened during a battle.
10 commentsNemonater
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Vespasian-RIC-154293 viewsAR Denarius, 2.81g
Antioch mint, 70 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG; Head of Vespasian, laureate, r.
Rev: VIRTVS AVGVST; Virtus stg. r., l. foot on prow with spear and parazonium
RIC 1542 (R2). BMC 499. RSC 640. RPC 1916 (5 spec.). BNC 315.
Ex G&N, eBay, 2 May 2011.

Minted at Antioch in 70 AD, this early eastern type of Vespasian is one of only two times that i know of that Virtus appears on Flavian denarii, the other type being Vespasian RIC 1379 a unique coin. Virtus here symbolizes the military prowess of the emperor on both land and sea. The type was normally popular during Roman Civil Wars, so it is not at all surprising that Vespasian issued it coming out of one.

The coin is scratched and the flan is ragged and uneven but the high profile portrait remains showing a unique Antioch style.

3 commentsDavid Atherton
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VETRANIO AE Centenionalis RIC 126, Virtus20 viewsOBV: DN VETRANIO P F AVG, diademed bust right
REV: VIRTVS EXERCITVM, emperor standing left with labarum and leaning on sheild, TSA in ex.
4.2g, 24mm

Minted at Thessalonica, 350 AD
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