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elag155.jpg
125 views Elagabalus --AR Denarius. R: PM TRP IIII COS III PP, Victory advancing left holding open garland, star in field. 2 commentsfeatherz
DOMITR1D+R.jpg
33 viewsDomitianus - DenariusRugser
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32 viewsDomitianus - DenariusRugser
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28 viewsDomitianus - DenariusRugser
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32 viewsDomitianus - Denarius fourrèRugser
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21 viewsVespasianus - DenariusRugser
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23 viewsVespasianus - DenariusRugser
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81 viewsVespasianus - DenariusRugser
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91 viewsVespasianus - Denarius plaqued1 commentsRugser
VITELLR1DaR.jpg
77 viewsVitellius - DenariusRugser
DenMAntonioLegIII.jpg
171 viewsLegionary Denarius - 32/31 BC. - Mint moving with Mark Anthony (Patrae?)
MARCVS ANTONIVS - Gens Antonia
Obv.: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian galley right
Rev.: LEG III, eagle between standards.
Gs. 3,6 mm. 17,20x17,96
Craw. 544/15, Sear 1479, Grueber II (East) 193

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Caracalla   198-217 A.D Denarius RSC175  RIC54b.JPG
43 viewsOBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
REV: PART.MAX.PONT.TR.P.III
two captives seated below trophy
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Caracalla  198-217 A.D. Denarius RSC302 RIC251.JPG
40 viewsOBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM
REV: P.M.TR.P.XVIII.COS.IIII.P.P.
Aesculapius standing front head left holding serpent-entwined wand, globe on ground right......R.S.C 302 R.I.C 251
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Domitian 81-96 A.D. Denarius RSC253 RIC138.JPG
53 viewsOBV: IMP.CAES.DOMIT.AVG.GERM.P.M.TR.P.VIII
REV: IMP.XIX.COS.XIIII.CENS.P.P.P.
Minerva on vessel
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Elagabalus 218-222 A.D. Denarius RSC246 RIC131.JPG
53 viewsOBV: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
REV: SACRED.DEI SOLIS ELAGAB
Elagabalus standing right sacrificing out of patera over lighted alter and holding club or rod upright; in field,star.
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Elagabalus  218-222 A.D. Denarius RSC182 RIC38.JPG
37 viewsOBV: IMP.ANTONINVS PIVS AVG
REV: P.M.TR.P.IIII.COS.III.P.P.
Sol radiate naked except for cloak over left arm standing half-left looking back right raising right hand and holding whip in left; star in field left
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Elagabalus   218-222 A.D Denarius RSC127 RIC3.JPG
31 viewsOBV: IMP.CAES.M.AVR ANTONINVS AVG
REV: P.M.TR.P.COS.P.P
Roma seated left on throne holding Victory and sceptre, shield at side.
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julia_domna_denarius.jpg
4 viewsJULIA DOMNA (Augusta, 193-217). Denarius. Rome.

Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG.
Draped bust right.
Rev: LVNA LVCIFERA.
Luna driving biga left.

RIC 379 (Caracalla).

Condition: Good very fine.

Weight: 3.65 g.
Diameter: 18 mm.
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DenCServiliobis.jpg
49 viewsC. SERVILIVS M.f. Denarius. 136 BC. Gens SERVILIA - g. 3,8, mm. 20,5x19,7
Obv.:Winged, helmeted head of Roma right, surmounted by head of an eagle, wreath & * behind, ROMA below
Rev.: the Dioscuri galloping in opposite directions, C SERVEILI M F in ex.
Cr239/1, Sear RCV 116.

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DenCritFannio.jpg
36 viewsDenarius - 86 B.C. - M. FANNIVS L. CRITONIVS Gens Critonia
Obv.: Head of Ceres right, AED PL behind.
Rev.: The two aedile seated right on subsellium, ear of corn before, PA on left, M FAN L CRT in ex.
g. 3,8 mm. 20,3x18,1
Craw. 351/1, Sear RCV 267
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DenMAntonioLegII.jpg
32 viewsMark Anthony Legionary Denarius. 32-31 B.C.
Obv.: ANT AVG III VIR R P C, Praetorian Galley
Rev.: / LEG II, eagle between standards.
g. 3,2 mm. 16,5
Cr544/14
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DenCassioLongino.jpg
34 viewsDenarius - 63 B.C. - L. Cassius Longinus. Gens Cassia
Obv.: Draped and veiled bust of Vesta left; kylix behind, S before
Rev.: Togate male standing facing, dropping tablet into a cista; LONGIN. III. V behind.
g. 3,85 mm. 18
Crawford 413/1; Sear RCV 364, Syd 935.

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DenAntestioGragbis.jpg
43 viewsDenarius - 136 B.C. L Antestius Gragulus Gens Antestia
Ob.: Helmeted head of Roma right with XVI in monogram under the chin. GRAG behind
Rev.: Jupiter in galloping quadriga, L ANTES below (ANTE in monogram). In ex. ROMA
g. 3,8 mm. 19,1
Syd 451, Cr238/1, Sear RCV 115
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MAXIMIN1-1.jpg
28 viewsMaximinus I - Denarius - 235/236 AD.
Ob.: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG; Laureate and draped bust right
Rev.: PROVIDENTIA AVG; providentia standing left, holds cornucopia and wand pointed at globe at foot.
gs. 2,7 mm. 19,9
Cohen 77, RIC 13
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COMMODUS-1.jpg
31 viewsCommodus - Denarius - 181/182 . Mint of Rome
Ob.: M COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG; Laureate head right
Rev.: TR P VII IMP IIII COS III P P; Mars walking right, holds trophy and spear.
gs. 3,8 mm. 17,8
Cohen 821
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DenPetCapitolino.jpg
29 viewsDenarius - 43 BC. - PETILLIVS CAPITOLINVS - Gens Petillia
Ob.: Iupiter's head right; CAPITOLINVS behind.
rev.: hexastyle temple (Iupiter Capitolinus). PETILLIVS below.
gs. 3 mm. 18,8
Craw. 487/1, Sear RCV 485
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DenarioAnonimobis.jpg
29 viewsAnonymous Denarius - After 211 BC
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, with triple earring, spike above visor, X behind.
Rev.: The Dioscuri riding right, ROMA in linear frame below.
Gs. 3,2 mm. 18,2x19,5
Cr44/5, Sear RCV 38

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DenLAurelioCottabis.jpg
28 viewsSerrate Denarius - 105 BC. - Mint of Rome
L. AVRELIVS COTTA - Gens Aurelia
Obv.: Draped bust of Vulcan right, in a laureate pileus, tongs & XVI (in monogram) behind, H • before; all within a myrtle wreath
Rev.: Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left, L COT below; all within a laurel wreath.
Gs. 3,7 mm. 18,4
Cr314/1b; Sear RCV 191


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DenCFundaniobis.jpg
24 viewsDenarius - 110 BC.
C. FVNDANIVS - Gens Fundania
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, B behind
Rev.: Q Marius (?) in quadriga right, Q above. In ex. C. FVNDAN
gs. 3,89 mm. 19,1x20,2
Craw. 326/1, Sear RCV 204
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DenCVibioPansaPanbis.jpg
21 viewsDenarius - 48 BC.
C VIBIVS C.f. C.n. PANSA CAETRONIANVS - Gens Vibia
Obv.: Mask of Pan right, PANSA below
Rev.: IOVIS AXVR before, C VIBIVS C F C N behind, Jupiter Axurus seated left.
Gs. 3,7 mm. 17,2x18
Cr449/1, Sear RCV 420.

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DenCCipiobis.jpg
29 viewsDenarius - 115/114 B.C. - Mint of Rome
M. CIPIVS M. f. - Gens Cipia
Ob.: Helmeted head of Roma right.; before, [M. CIPI. M. F.]; behind, X
Rev.: Victory in biga right with palm-branch, rudder below, ROMA in ex.
Gs. 3,9, mm. 16,9
Craw. 289/1, Sear RCV 166
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DenCLicinMacer.jpg
57 viewsC. LICINIVS MACER - Denarius - 84 B.C. - Gens Licinia
Ob.: Diademed bust of Apollo Vejovis left, seen from behind, hurling thunderbolt
Rev.: Minerva in quadriga right with javelin & shield; in ex. C. LICINIVS/MACER
Gs. 3,8 mm. 20,4x18,2
Craw. 354/1, Sear RCV 274, Syd. 732
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DenGCesare-1.jpg
34 viewsC. IVLIVS CAESAR - Denarius - Mint in Africa - 47-46 B.C.
Ob.: Diademed head of Venus right
Rev.: Aeneas walking left, carrying Anchises and the Palladium. Behind CAESAR
gs. 3,6 mm 18,2
Cr458/1, Sear RCV 1402 Syd 1013.

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DenAcilioGlabrio.jpg
18 viewsMN ACILIVS GLABRIO Denarius - 49 BC - Mint of Rome
Gens Acilia
Ob.:head of Salus right. Behind downwards, SALVTIS
Rev.: MN ACILIVS III VIR VALETV (MN & TV in monogram), Salus standing left holding serpent, leaning on a column.
gs. 3,,4 mm. 17,9
Cr442/1b, Sear RCV 412

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DenCensorino.jpg
19 viewsC. MARCIVS CENSORINVUS - Denarius - 88 B.C. - Mint of Rome
Gens Marcia
Ob.: Diademed head of Apollo right
Rev.: Horse galloping right. P above, C CENSOR below. In ex. another controlmark
gs. 3,8 mm. 16,4
Craw. 346/2b
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DenLPisoFrugibis.jpg
31 viewsDenarius - 90 b.C. - Mint of Rome
L. CALPVRNIVS PISO FRVGI - Gens Calpurnia
Ob.: laureate head of Apollo right. Behind H. C below the chin.
Rev.: horseman galloping right holding palm. Λ above, L PISO FRVGI below.
gs. 3,9 mm. 18,3
Cr.340/1, Syd.669a
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ANTON-3.jpg
39 viewsAntoninus Pius - Denarius - 161 A.D. (minted under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus) - Mint of Rome
Ob.: DIVVS ANTONINVS; bare head right
Rev.: CONSECRATIO; Eagle right, head left
gs. 3,1 mm. 17,5
Cohen 154, RIC 429
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DenMTulliobis.jpg
30 viewsDenarius - 119 BC.
M. TVLLIVS - Gens Tullia
Obv.:Helmeted head of Roma right, ROMA behind
Rev.; Victory in quadriga right, wreath above, X below; M TVLLI in ex.
Gs. 3,6 mm. 19,9
Cr280/1, Sear RCV 155.



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DenQLutatioCercobis.jpg
16 viewsDenarius - 109-108 BC.
Q. LVTATIVS CERCO - Gens Lutatia
Obv.: ROMA CERCO, helmeted head of Roma (or Mars) right. XVI in monogram behind
Rev.: Q LVTATI, galley right within oak wreath.
Gs. 3,7 mm. 17,4
Crawford 305/1, Sear RCV 182.


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DenPSulpicioGalba.jpg
35 viewsAR Denarius - P. SVLPICIVS GALBA - 69 BC - Gens Sulpicia
Obv.: Veiled head of Vesta right; S.C behind
Rev.: Knife, simpulum and ornamented axe; AE CVR in field, P GALB in ex.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,6
Cr406/1, Sear RCV 345

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DenMFurioPhilobis.jpg
22 viewsAR Denarius - M FVRIVS Lf PHILVS - 119 BC. - Gens Furia - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Laureate head of Janus; [M•F]OVRI•L•[F] around
Rev.: Roma standing left erecting trophy, gallic arms around, ROMA to right, PHILI in ex. (PHI in monogram)
Gs. 3,7 mm. 19,6
Crawford 281/1, Sear RCV 156
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DenLMarcioFilippobis.jpg
18 viewsAR Denarius - L. MARCIVS PHILIPPVS - 113-112 BC. - Gens Μarcia - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Head of Philip V right wearing Macedonian helmet; ROMA monogram and simpulum behind, Φ forward
Rev.: Equestrian statue right, flower below horse; L. PHILIPPVS in a tablet. XVI (in monogram) in ex.
Gs. 3,6 mm. 18,3
Crawford 293/1; Sear RCV 170
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DenTiVeturiobis.jpg
18 viewsAR Denarius - TI. VETVRIVS - 137 BC. Gens Veturia - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Helmeted bust of Mars right, X and TI. VE (VE in monogram) behind
Rev.: Youth kneeling holding pig, between two soldiers; ROMA above
Gs. 3,6 mm. 18,3
Crawf. 234/1, Sear RCV 111
Some dies of this coin have a crude style.
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DenRubrioDosseno2.jpg
50 viewsDenarius - 87 B.C. - Mint of Rome
L. RVBRIVS DOSSENVS - Gens RVBRIA
Ob.: Laureate head of Jupiter right with sceptre on his shoulder. DOSSEN behind;
Rev.: Carpentum right with a little Victory above. In ex. L. RVBRI
Gs. 4 mm. 16,6x17,5
Craw. 348/1, Sear RCV 258
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DenMnFonteio.jpg
26 viewsDenarius - 85 BC. - Mint of Rome
MN FONTEIVS C. f. - Gens Fonteia
Ob.: Laureate head of Apollo Vejovis right, M FONTEI CF behind, thunderbolt below, monogram below chin (ROMA or Argento Publico?)
Rev.: Infant Genius riding goat right, caps of the Dioscuri above, filleted thyrsos below.
Gs. 3,6 mm. 20
Cr353/1a, Sear RCV 271.

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DenPFurioCrassipe.jpg
19 viewsDenarius - 84 B.C. - Mint of Rome
P FVRIVS CRASSIPES - Gens Furia
Ob.: Turreted head of City or Cybele right, foot AED CVR and a foot behind
Rev. P FOVRIVS inscribed on curule chair, CRASSIPES in exergue.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 20,5x18,6
Craw. 356/1, Sear RCV 275



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DenLTiturioSabVittoria.jpg
14 viewsDenarius - 89 B.C. - Mint of Rome
L TITVRIVS L.f. SABINVS - Gens Tituria
Ob.: Bearded head of King Tatius right, SABIN behind
Rev.: Victory in biga right, bearing wreath, L TITVRI below, control mark in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 16,6
Craw. 344/3, Sear RCV 253

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DenQFabioLabeo.jpg
26 viewsDenarius - 124 B.C. - Mint of Rome
Q. FABIVS LABEO - Gens Fabia
Ob.:LABEO before, ROMA behind, helmeted head of Roma right, X below chin
Rev.: Jupiter in quadriga right, rostrum below; Q FABI in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 17,5x18,6
Craw. 273/1, Sear RCV 148.

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DenCFonteiobis.jpg
23 viewsDenarius - C. FONTEIVS - Gens Fonteia - 114-113 BC - Mint of Rome
Obv.: Janiform head of the Dioscuri
Rev.: C FONT (NT in monogram), galley with pilot and three oarsman, ROMA in ex.
gs. 3,9 mm. 19,8
Cr290/1, Sear RCV 167.

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DenLMemmioGaleriabis.jpg
23 viewsSerrate Denarius - 106 BC
L. MEMMIVS GALERIA - Gens Memmia
Obv.: Laureate head of Saturn left; ROMA and harpa behind
Rev,; Venus in biga right, Cupid flying above with laurel wreath, L MEMMI (ME in monogram) GAL in two lines in ex.
Gs. 3,82 mm. 17,2x17,8
Cr313/1a, Sear RCV 190.

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DenSerratoCNevioBalbo.jpg
19 viewsSerrate Denarius - 79 BC.
C. NAEVIVS BALBVS - Gens Naevia
Obv.: Diademed head of Venus right, SC behind
Rev.: Victory in triga right; C NAE BALB (AE & AL in monogram) in ex.
Gs. 3,6 mm. 18,4
Crawford 382/1, Sear RCV 309



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DenMnCordioRufobis.jpg
22 viewsDenarius - 46 BC.
MN. CORDIVS RVFVS - Gens Cordia
Obv.: Jugate heads of the Dioscuri right; stars above; RVFVS III VIR behind
Rev.: Venus stg. left, holding scales and sceptre; on her shoulder, Cupid. MN CORDIVS right.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 16x17,2
Craw. 463/1a; Sear RCV 440

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DenLMarcioCensorinobis.jpg
20 viewsDenarius - 82 BC.
L. MARCIVS CENSORINVS - Gens Marcia
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right
Rev.: L CENSOR, the satyr Marsyas, standing left with wineskin over shoulder; behind him, column surmounted by Victory.
Gs. 3,7 mm. 18,3
Craw. 363/1d, Sear RCV 281

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DenQSicinioCCoponiobis.jpg
20 viewsDenarius - 49 BC. - Mint in the East moving with Pompey.
Q. SICINIVS & C. COPONIVS - Gens Sicinia & gens Coponia
Obv.: Q. SICINIVS III. VIR, diademed head of Apollo right;
Rev.:C. COPONIVS. PR. S. C., club of Hercules with lion's skin, arrow & bow.
Gs. 3,6 mm. 17,8
Craw. 444/1b, Sear RCV 413.



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DenDJSilanus.jpg
26 viewsAR Denarius - 91 BC.
D. JVNIVS SILANVS - Gens Junia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, control mark behind (T)
Rev.: Victory in biga right, holding reins in both hands, XIIII above. In ex. D SILANVS / ROMA
Gs. 3,6 mm. 19,4x18,2
Craw. 337/3, Sear RCV 225

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DenPClodius.jpg
20 viewsDenarius - 42 BC.
P. CLODIVS M.f. - Gens Claudia
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind
Rev.: Diana "Lucifera" standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand; P CLODIVS right, M F on left.
Gs. 3,3 mm. 19x18
Craw. 494/23, Sear RCV 492

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DenCnCornelioLentulo.jpg
17 viewsDenarius - 88 BC.
CN. CORNELIVS LENTVLVS CLAVDIANVS - Gens Cornelia
Obv.: Helmeted bust of Mars right, seen from behind, with spear and parazonium Rev.: Victory in biga right. In ex. CN LENTVL
Gs. 3,7 mm. 16,7x18,3
Crawford 345/1; Sear RCV 254

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DenQTitio.jpg
24 viewsDenarius - 90 BC.
Q. TITIVS - Gens Titia
Obv.:Bearded head right, wearing winged diadem
Rev.: Pegasus springing right, Q TITI on base.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 17,3
Cr341/1, Syd 691.



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DenCVibioPansa.jpg
45 viewsDenarius - 90 BC.
C. VIBIVS PANSA C.f. - Gens Vibia
Obv.: PANSA, laureate head of Apollo right, shell before
Rev.: Minerva in quadriga right, C VIBIVS CF in ex.
Gs. 2,8 mm. 16,2
Crawford 342/5b, Sear RCV 242

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DenSerratoCosconio.jpg
22 viewsDenarius serratus - 118 B.C. - Narbo
L. COSCONIVS, L. LICINIVS, CN. DOMITIVS - Gens Cosconia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Rome right; COSCO M.F.. X behind.
Rev.: Gallic warrior (Bituitus?) in biga right, with shield and carnix. L LIC CN DOM in ex.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 19,7
Craw. 282/2, Sear RCV 158
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DenCurtiusSilano.jpg
22 viewsDenarius - 116/115 B.C.
CN. DOMITIVS, Q. CURTIVS, M. SILANVS - Gens Curtia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Rome right. X behind; Q. CVRT before
Rev.: Jupiter in quadriga right, holding thunderbolt. A lituus above; M. SILA (LA in monogram) below. In ex. ROMA
Gs. 3,8 mm. 19,3
Craw. 285/2, Sear RCV 162
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DenLTiturioSabRatto.jpg
28 viewsDenarius - 89 BC - Mint of Rome
L. TITVRIVS SABINVS - Gens Tituria
Obv.: Head of Titus Tatius right; SABIN behind, palm before
Rev.: Two Roman soldiers, each carrying a woman; L. TITVRI in exergue.
Gs. 4 mm. 17x18,9
Cr344/1b, Sear RCV 249, Grueber 2325.



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DenCnCornelioBlasio.jpg
25 viewsDenarius, 112/111 B.C. Rome Mint
CN. CORNELIVS CN.F. BLASIO - Gens Cornelia
Obv.:Mars, helmeted, right (or Scipio Africanus), CN. BLASIO CN.F. before (var. N retrograde), bucranium behind. XVI (in monogram) above
Rev.: Juno, Jupiter being crowned by Minerva; letter Θ in field, ROMA in ex.
Gs. 3,25 mm. 20,6x18,4
Crawford 296/1c, Sear RCV 173, Grueber 626



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DenQMinucioRufo.jpg
20 viewsDenarius. 122 BC. Rome Mint.
Q. MINVCIVS RVFVS - Gens Minucia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, X beneath chin, RVF behind
Rev.: The Dioscuri riding right, Q MINV beneath horses, ROMA in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 18,8
Cr277/1, Sear RCV 152, Grueber II 464

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DenPinarioNatta.jpg
29 viewsDenarius - 155 BC.
PINARIVS NATTA - Gens PINARIA
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, X behind
Rev.: / Victory in biga right holding whip and reins, NAT below, ROMA in ex.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 17,7
Craw. 200/1, Sear RCV 77.



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DenThorioBalbo.jpg
30 viewsDenarius - 105 BC.
L. THORIVS BALBVS - Gens THORIA
Obv.: Head of Juno Sospita in goat skin. I.S.M.R. (Iunoni Sospitae Magnae Reginae)behind
Rev.:Bull charging right, T above, L THORIVS / BALBVS below.
Gs. 3,75 mm. 19,7x21,3
Craw. 316/1, Sear RCV 192
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DenLentuloMarcello.jpg
62 viewsDenarius - 49 B.C.
L CORNELIVS LENTVLVS & C CLAVDIVS MARCELLVS - Gens Cornelia.
Obv.: Facing head of Medusa in center of triskeles, ear of corn between each leg
Rev.: Jupiter standing right with thunderbolt & eagle. LENT MAR (NT & MAR in monogram) left, COS right.
Gs. 3,5 mm. 18,4
Craw. 445/1b, Sear RCV 414.



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DenLProcilius.jpg
34 viewsDenarius - 80 BC.
L. PROCILIVS - Gens PROCILIA
Obv.: Bust of Jupiter right, S C behind
Rev.: L PROCILI F, Juno Sospita advancing right with sheild and spear. Serpent before.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 18,2x18,9
Craw.379/1, Sear RCV 306

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ANTON-2.JPG
28 viewsANTONINVS PIVS - Denarius - 145/161 AD
Obv.: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, laureate head right
Rev.: COS IIII, Pax stg. left, holding olive branch and caduceus
Gs. 3,5 mm. 18
Cohen 258, RIC 130
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AURELIUS-3.jpg
61 viewsMARCVS AVRELIVS - Denarius - Minted under Antoninus Pius -148/149 A.D.
Obv.:AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F, bare head right
Rev.: TR POT III COS II, Minerva standing right, holding spear & hand resting upon shield.
Gs. 3 mm. 18,5
Cohen 618, RIC 438b (Pius)
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CARACAL-2.jpg
28 viewsCARACALLA - Denarius - 205 AD.
Obv.:ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right
Rev.: PONTIF TR P VIII COS II, Salus seated left, feeding serpent coiled around altar.
Gs. 2,9 mm. 18,1
Cohen 422, RIC 82
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Domna-1.jpg
36 viewsJVLIA DOMNA - Denarius - 196/211 AD
Obv.: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis, standing right, left foot on prow, holding Horus; behind, rudder resting against altar.
Gs. 3,4 mm. 17,9
Cohen 174, RIC 577
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MAESA-1.jpg
21 viewsJVLIA MAESA - Denarius - 218/222 AD
Obv.: IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right
Rev.: PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left, raising veil and holding scepter.
Gs. 2,5 mm. 18,6
Cohen 36, RIC 268
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PLAUTILLA-1.jpg
32 viewsPLAVTILLA - Denarius - 204 AD
Obv.:PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right
Rev.: VENVS VICTRIX, Venus standing left holding apple & palm, leaning on shield, Cupid at her feet.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 19,3x20
Cohen 25, RIC 369
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CARACAL-1.jpg
15 viewsCARACALLA - Denarius - 206/210 AD.
Obv.:ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right
Rev.: LIBERTAS AVG, Libertas standing left holding pileus & scepter.
Gs. 4, mm. 20,5
Cohen 143, RIC 161
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CARACAL-4.jpg
20 viewsCARACALLA, as Caesar - Denarius - 196/198 AD
Obv.:M AVR ANTONINVS CAES, draped bust right
Rev.: SEVERI AVG PII FIL, sacrificial implements
Gs. 3 mm. 17,9
Cohen 587, RIC 4
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TRAIAN-3.JPG
49 viewsTRAJAN - Denarius - 116 AD.
Obv.: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC, laureate draped bust right
Rev.: PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Mars advancing right with trophy & spear.
Gs. 3,3 mm. 19,1
Cohen 190
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TRAIAN-6.jpg
36 viewsTRAJAN - Denarius - 107 AD.
Obv.: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust right
Rev.:COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Victory, standing left holding wreath and palm.
Gs. 3,4 mm. 18,5
Cohen 74, RIC 128
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TRAIAN-8.jpg
33 viewsTRAJAN - Denarius - 104/110 AD.
Obv.:IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust right
Rev.:COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, trophy of arms
Gs. 2,6 mm. 18,6
Cohen 98, RIC 147
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TRAIAN-10.jpg
38 viewsTRAJAN - Denarius - 103/112 AD.
Obv.:IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate head right, drapery on far shoulder
Rev.:COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC, Dacia mourning, seated on pile of captured arms, DAC CAP in ex.
Gs. 3,3 mm. 18,4
Cohen 118, RIC 98
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DenCCatone.jpg
26 viewsDenarius - 123 BC (Grueber 150/125 BC) - Mint of Rome (Crawford). Uncertain mint in Italy (Grueber)
C. [PORCIVS] CATO - Gens Porcia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, X behind
Rev.: Victory in biga right holding reins and whip; C CATO below, ROMA in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 18,9
Craw. 274/1, Sear RCV 149, BMRRC II 461.



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DenMPletorio.jpg
57 viewsDenarius - 68/67 BC - Mint of Rome
M. PLAETORIVS M.f. CESTIANVS - Gens Plaetoria
Obv.: Bust of Vacuna right, wearing a wreathed and crested helmet, bow and quiver on shoulder, cornucopiae below chin. CESTIANVS left, S C right
Rev.: Eagle standing right on thunderbolt, head left. M PLAETORIVS M.F. AED CVR around.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 18
Craw. 409/1, Sear RCV 349, BMRRC 3596.
For Crawford, the goddess on obverse is Isis



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DenCNorbano.jpg
51 viewsDenarius - 83/82 BC. - Mint of Rome
C. NORBANVS - Gens Norbana
Obv.: Diademed head of Venus right, C.NORBANUS below, numeral control mark behind
Rev.:Fasces with axe between caduceus & ear of corn.
Gs. 3,7 mm. 18,9x19,9
Craw.357/1b, Sear RCV 277, BMRRC 2770



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DenLSaufeio.jpg
57 viewsDenarius - 152 BC (Grueber 172/151 BC) - Mint of Rome
L. SAVFEIVS - Gens Saufeia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, X behind
Rev.: Victory in galloping biga right, holding reins and whip. L. SAVF below horses. In ex. ROMA in a tablet.
Gs. 3,4 mm. 16,8x17,3
Craw. 204/1, Sear RCV 83, BMRRC 834



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DenAcilioBalbo.jpg
49 viewsDenarius - 125 BC (Grueber 124/103 BC) - Mint of Rome
MN ACILIVS BALBVS - Gens Acilia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right; XVI in monogram before, BALBVS behind, ROMA below, within laurel wreath
Rev.:Jupiter & Victory in quadriga right; Macedonian shield below the horses. In ex. MN (in monogram) ACILI
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,4
Craw. 271/1, Sear RCV .147, BMRRC 1019

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DenRoscioFabato.jpg
31 viewsDenarius Serratus 64 or 62 BC. - Mint of Rome
L. ROSCIVS FABATVS - Gens Roscia
Obv.: Head of Juno Sospita in goat skin, L ROSCI below, symbol behind (Shield)
Rev.:Girl standing right feeding serpent before, symbol to left (helm), FABATI in ex.
gs. 3,9 mm. 18,2x17,4
Crawford 412/1; Sear RCV 363, Grueber I 3394.



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DenCPulcher.jpg
26 viewsDenarius - 110-109 BC (Grueber 91/90 B.C.) - Mint of Rome
C. CLAVDIVS PVLCHER - Gens Claudia
Obv.: Head of helmeted Roma right
Rev.: Victory in biga galloping right. Below, C. PVLCHER.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18
Crawf. 300/1, Sear RCV 177, Grueber 1288

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DenLepidusPaullus.jpg
29 viewsDenarius - 62 BC. - Mint of Rome
L. AEMILIVS LEPIDVS PAVLLVS - Gens Aemilia
Obv.: Veiled and diademed head of Concordia right, PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA around
Rev.:Aemilius Lepidus standing to right of trophy, Perseus and his two sons captive on the left. TER above, PAVLVS in ex.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18
Cr415/1, Sear RCV 366, Grueber 3373



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DenMCatone.jpg
15 viewsDenarius - 89 BC. - Mint of Rome
M. PORCIVS CATO - Gens Porcia
Obv.: Female bust right (Roma?). ROMA (MA in monogram) behind. M. CATO below
Rev.:Victoria seated right, holding palm and patera. In ex. VICTRIX (TR in monogram)
Gs. 3,8 mm. 17,7
Crawf. 343/1, Sear RCV 247, Grueber II 657



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DenMLucilioRufo.jpg
28 viewsDenarius - 101 BC. - Mint of Rome
M. LVCILIVS RVFVS - Gens Lucilia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right within laurel wreath; P V behind
Rev.: Victory in biga right holding reins and whip; RVF above, M LVCILI in exergue.
Gs. 4 mm 19,2x21,5
Craw. 324/1, Sear RCV 202, Grueber 1613



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DenPPorcioLaeca.jpg
22 viewsDenarius -110-109 BC. - Rome mint
P. PORCIVS LAECA - Gens Porcia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right; P LÆCA behind; ROMA above; X under the chin
Rev.: Roman soldier standing left, placing his hand on head of a citizen, lictor standing behind; PROVOCO in ex.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,68x16,90
Crawf. 301/1, Sear RCV 178
It refers to Lex Porcia de provocatione, by which a citizen could appeal against military sentences


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DenMPorcioLaeca.jpg
30 viewsDenarius - 125 BC. - Rome (or in Italy) mint
M. PORCIVS LAECA - Gens Porcia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, LAECA behind
Rev.: Libertas in quadriga right with pileus, crowned by Victory, M PORC below, ROMA in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 17,79x17,35
Crawf. 270/1, Sear RCV 146

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DenCTerentioLucano.jpg
20 viewsDenarius - 147 BC. - Mint of Rome
C. TERENTIVS LVCANVS - Gens Terentia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, standing Victory and X behind
Rev.: Dioscuri galloping right, C. TER (TE in monogram) LVC below. In ex. ROMA in a tablet
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,6.
Crawf. 217/1, Sear RCV 93, Grueber 775



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DenCRenio.jpg
16 viewsDenarius - 138 BC. - Rome mint
C. RENIVS - Gens Renia
Obv.:Helmeted head of Roma right, X behind
Rev.: Juno Caprotina in biga of goats right, C RENI below goats, ROMA in ex.
Crawf. 231/1, Sear RCV 108, Grueber I 885
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DenQTitioLiber.jpg
22 viewsDenarius - 90 BC. - Rome mint
Q. TITIVS - Gens Titia
Obv.:Head of Liber right with ivy-wreath
Rev.: Pegasus springing right from a tablet on which is inscribed Q TITI.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 16,6
Crawf. 341/2, Sear RCV 239, Grueber 2225.
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DenQCecilioMetello.jpg
20 viewsDenarius - 130 BC. - Rome mint.
Q. CAECILIVS METELLVS - Gens Caecilia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right; Q. METE (in monogram) behind, * below chin
Rev.: Jupiter with thunderbolt & branch walking in quadriga right. ROMA in exergue.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 21,38x18,86
Craw. 256/1, Sear RCV 132, Grueber 1053

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DenScribonioLibo.jpg
12 viewsDenarius. - 62 BC. - Rome mint
L. SCRIBONIVS LIBO - Gens Scribonia
Ob.: Head of Bonus Eventus right, with broad diadem. LIBO behind, BON EVENT before
Rev.:Puteal Scribonianum ornamented with two lyres, hammer and festoons. PVTEAL above, SCRIBON below.
Gs. 3,7 mm. 19,55
Craw. 416/1a, Sear RCV 367, Grueber 3377

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DenMNAquillius.jpg
31 viewsDenarius - 109/108 BC. Rome mint.
MN. AQVILLIVS - Gens Aquillia
Obv.: Radiate head of Sol right. Before, X
Rev.: Luna (or Diana) in biga right; crescent moon and three stars above. Below, one star and MN (in monogram) AQVIL. In ex. ROMA
Gs. 3,7 mm. 18,81
Craw. 303/1, Sear RCV 180, Grueber II 645
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DenTMalApClQUrb.jpg
18 viewsDenarius - 111/110 B.C. Rome mint
APPIVS CL. PVLCHER, T. MALLIVS - Gens Mallia - Claudia.
Obv: Helmeted head of Roma right, quadrangular device behind
Rev.: Victory in triga right, T. MAL. (in monogr.) AP. CL. Q. VR. in ex.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 17,82
Crawf. 299/1b, Sear RCV 176, Grueber 1293

For Crawford, Q. VR would not mean Quaestores Urbani, but the name of a third moneyer, Q. Urbinius.
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DenLMemmio.jpg
21 viewsDenarius - 109/108 BC.
L. MEMMIVS - Gens Memmia
Obv.: Young male head (Apollo?) right, wearing oak-wreath; before, mark of value
Rev.: Dioscuri standing facing between their horses, each holding spear; L MEMMI in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 18,96
Crawf. 304/1, Sear RCV 181, Grueber II 643

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DenSerratoLPapio.jpg
22 viewsDenarius Serratus - 79 BC - Rome mint
Obv.: Head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goatskin, symbol behind (amphora with two handles and string)
Rev.:Gryphon dancing right, symbol below (ampulla), L PAPI in ex.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,28x19,64
Crawf. 384/1, Sear RCV 311, Grueber 2977

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ELIOGABA-2.jpg
19 viewsELAGABALVS - Denarius - 218 AD.
Obv.: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev.: VICTOR ANTONINI AVG, Victory running right, holding wreath and palm over left shoulder.
Gs. 3,1 mm. 19,6
Cohen 289, RIC 156

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DenScauroIpseo.jpg
64 viewsDenarius - Denarius - 58 BC.
M. AEMILIVS SCAVRVS & P. PLAVTIVS HVPSAEVS - Gens Aemilia & Plautia
Obv.:M. SCAVR AED CVR - EX S C - REX ARETAS Nabatean king Aretas kneeling before camel, holding olive branch
Rev.: P HVPSAE AED CVR - CAPTV - C HVPSAE COS PREIVE, Jupiter in quadriga left holding thunderbolt and reins; scorpion to left.
Gs. 4,1 mm. 16,65x17,40
Cr422/1b, Sear RCV 379

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DenMinucioThermo.jpg
46 viewsDenarius - 103 BC.
Q. MINVCIVS M.f. THERMVS - Gens Minucia
Obv.:Helmeted head of Mars (or Rome) left
Rev.: Q. THERM (THE in monogram) M.F. (in monogram) below two warriors in combat, one on left protecting a fallen man.
Gs. 4 mm. 19,37x20,10
Crawf. 319/1, Sear RCV 197

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DenGiunioBruto.jpg
53 viewsDenarius - 54 BC. - Mint of Rome
MARCVS IUNIVS BRVTVS - Gens Iunia
Obv.: Head of Libertas right. LIBERTAS behind
Rev.: Consul L. Junius Brutus, between two lictors, preceeded by accensus, all walking left, BRVTVS in ex.
Gs. 3,5 mm. 20,73x18,56
Crawf. 433/1, Sear RCV 397, Grueber 3861.

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DenSerratoMarioCapito.jpg
35 viewsDenarius Serratus - 81 BC. - Rome mint
C. MARIVS C.f. CAPITO - Gens Maria
Obv.: CAPIT CIIII . Bust of Ceres right, wreathed with corn, symbol (torque) below chin.
Rev.:Plowman with yoke of oxen plowing left, same numeral above. In ex., C MARI C.F. / S C.
Gs. 3,7 mm. 19,2
Crawf. 378/1c, Sear RCV 300, Grueber (symbol torque) 2875.



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DenTCloulio.jpg
29 viewsDenarius - 128 BC. - Rome mint
T. CLOVLIVS (or CLOELIVS) - Gens Cloulia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, wreath behind. ROMA below
Rev.: Victory in biga right; grain ear below, T CLOVLI in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm 19,37
Crawf. 260/1; Sear RCV Grueber I 1079.

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DenPCrepusio.jpg
52 viewsDenarius - 82 BC. - Rome mint
PVBLIVS CREPVSIVS - Gens Crepusia
Obv.: Laureate head of Apollo right, control symbol before (vine leaf) and [numeral behind]
Rev.: Horseman right, brandishing spear; P CREPVSI in ex, [control-numeral behind].
Gs. 4,3 mm. 17,78x16,85
Crawf. 361/1, Sear RCV, Grueber I 2664

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DenRutilioFlacco.jpg
29 viewsDenarius - 77 BC. - Rome mint
L. RVTILIVS FLACCVS - Gens Rutilia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, FLAC behind
Rev.: Victory in biga right, L RVTILI in ex.
Gs. 4 mm. 17,8
Crawf. 387/1, Sear RCV 318, Grueber I 3242.

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DenManlioTorquatoLSilla.jpg
77 viewsDenarius - 82 BC. - Mint moving with Sulla
L. MANLIVS TORQVATVS & L. CORNELIVS SVLLA - Gens Manlia & Cornelia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right, PROQ behind; L MANLI T (T in horizontal position) before.
Rev.: Triumphator in quadriga right, crowned by flying Victory, L SVLLA IMP in ex.
Gs. 4,1 mm. 17,86x18,26
Crawf. 367/3, Sear RCV 287, Grueber II (East) 13

On the coins of this Sulla's issue, there is one of the best stylistic depictions of Rome's head
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DenCnDomizio.jpg
28 viewsDenarius - 116/115 BC. Rome mint (or in Italy)
CNAEVS DOMITIVS - Gens Domitia (Curtia)
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma right with curl on left shoulder, ROMA before, X behind
Rev.: Jupiter in quadriga right with thunderbolt & branch, CN DOMI in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 19,02x19,30
Crawf. 285/1, Sear RCV 161, Grueber II 490 (Italy)

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DenCelioCaldo.jpg
47 viewsDenarius - 104 BC. - Rome mint
C. COELIVS CALDVS - Gens Coelia
Obv.: Helmeted head of Roma left
Rev.: Victory in biga left; CALD below horses, control letter (X•) in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm. 18,53x20,52
Crawf. 318/1b, Sear RCV 196, Grueber 1491
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DenMVolteio.jpg
76 viewsDenarius - 78 BC. Rome mint
M. VOLTEIVS M. f. - Gens Volteia
Obv.:Head of young Hercules right, wearing lion skin
Rev.: Erymathian Boar right, M VOLTEI M F in exergue.
Gs. 3,8 mm. 18,57
Crawf. 385/2, Sear RCV 313, Grueber 3158

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DenLIliusBursio.jpg
93 viewsDenarius - 85 BC. - Rome mint
L. IVLIVS BVRSIO - Gens Iulia
Obv.: Winged male head right with the attributes of Neptune, Apollo and Mercury, control-mark & trident behind
Rev.: Victory in quadriga right holding reins and wreath, L IVLI BVRSIO in ex.
Gs. 3,9 mm 19,79
Crawf. 352/1a, Sear RCV 268, Grueber 2485



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Philip_I_Liberalitas.jpg
62 viewsPhilip I. A.D. 244-249. AR double denarius (22 mm, 3.47 g, 6 h). Rome, A.D. 245. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I right / Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopiae. RIC 38b; RSC 871 commentspaul1888
00170-Macrinus.JPG
114 viewsMacrinus Denarius
20 mm 3.05 gm
O: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG
Bust draped and cuirassed right.
R: FIDES MILITVM PRINC IVVENTVTI
Fides standing front, head right, right foot on helmet, holding standard in each hand.
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MarcAurelImpVSeated.jpg
56 viewsMarcus Aurelius denarius AD1691 commentsmarandnumiz
LucillaVenusDenarius.jpg
79 viewsLucilla denarius, standing Venus, mint state2 commentsmarandnumiz
Diva_Faustina_Senior_new.jpg
86 viewsDiva Faustina Senior, AD 141, AR Denarius (3.42g). Rome after AD 147.
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA draped bust of Diva Faustina right.
Reverse: AVGVSTA, Ceres standing left, holding grain ears in right hand and torch in left.
Ex: Freeman and Sear Fixed Price List 12, Lot 123
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L__Valerius_108_107_BC_AR_denarius_new.jpg
42 viewsL. Valerius Flaccus 108-107 BC AR denarius (3.51 grams), Obverse: Winged, draped bust of Victory right, mark of value XVI in monogram before
Reverse: L VALERI FLACCI, helmeted, nude Mars walking left, holding spear in right hand and trophy over left shoulder, flamen's cap before, grain ear behind.
Ex: Freeman and Sear purchased May 12, 2005
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Severus_Alexander_Liberalitas.jpg
80 viewsSeverus Alexander, AR Denarius
Obverse: Laureate bust right, draped left shoulder.
Reverse: Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
Ex: CNG 39, lot 1576
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severus_alexander_virtus.jpg
81 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
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Roma_front_ionic_column_back_B_.jpg
38 viewsC. Augurinus, ca 135 B.C., Denarius.
Obverse: Roam right, X beneath chin.
Reverse: Ionic column surmounted by statue flanked by togate and grain ears.
EX: Laurion Numismatics Winter 1992 fixed price list - the first coin I purchased from a fixed price list.
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FaustinaVeiled.jpg
87 viewsFaustina I, denarius with veiled portrait bust, PIETAS AVG reverse.3 commentsmarandnumiz
hadrian_denarius_clementia.jpg
100 viewsHadrian, 11 August 117 - 10 July 138 A.D.
Silver denarius, BMCRE III 536, RIC II 206, RSC 218, EF, 3.046g, 19.9mm, 180o, Rome mint, 132 - 134 A.D.; obverse HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS, bare head right; reverse CLEMENTIA AVG COS III P P, Clementia standing half left, patera in right, long vertical scepter in left
Coin and photo ex. Forum
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CalPisoLFFrugi.jpg
48 viewsCal. Piso L. F. Frugi, AR denarius, Ca. 67 BC
Obverse: Apollo facing right
Reverse: Horseman
Crawford 408 1a; Sydenham 850a; RSC Calpurnia 24g

Ex: Apollo Numismatics; NAC Auction 18 (3/29/2000), lot 302
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Ancient_Counterfeits_Severus_Alexander_Fourree.jpg
22 viewsFourree Denarius, Severus Alexander, copying RIC 196
Obv: IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG
Laureate head right, drapery on left shoulder
Double strike
Rev: FORTVNAE REDVCI
Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae.

18mm, 3.04g
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vespasian_denarius_sow_right_facing.jpg
69 viewsVESPASIAN. 69-79 AD. AR Denarius (19mm - 3.53 g). Rome mint. Struck 77-8 AD. CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / IMP XIX, Sow walking left with three piglets. RIC II 982; BMCRE 212; RSC 213.3 commentspaul1888
Domitian_denarius~0.jpg
58 viewsDOMITIAN. 81-96 AD. AR Denarius (18mm - 3.10 g). Rome mint. Struck 81 AD. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head right / TR POT COS VII DES VIII P P, tripod with fillets, dolphin right above. RIC II 74; BMCRE 22; RSC 568c.

Ex H.D. Rauch 67 (26 February 2001), lot 389.
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Hadrian_RIC_86a.jpg
20 viewsHadrian Denarius RIC 86akokoshawnuff
Hadrian_RIC_69b.jpg
20 viewsHadrian Denarius RIC 69bkokoshawnuff
Hadrian_RIC_12a.jpg
15 viewsHadrian Denarius RIC 12akokoshawnuff
Aurelius_RIC_413.jpg
22 viewsMarcus Aurelius Denarius RIC 413kokoshawnuff
Aurelius_RIC_282.jpg
17 viewsMarcus Aurelius Denarius RIC 282kokoshawnuff
Aurelius_RIC_203.jpg
19 viewsMarcus Aurelius Denarius RIC 203kokoshawnuff
Aurelius_RIC_192.jpg
23 viewsMarcus Aurelius Denarius RIC 192kokoshawnuff
pclodius.jpg
52 viewsP. Clodius M. F. Turrinus AR Denarius. 42 BC. Laureate head of Apollo right, lyre behind / Diana standing facing, with bow and quiver over shoulder, holding lighted torch in each hand; P CLODIVS right, M F on left. Syd 1117, Cr494/23.
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DivaFaustinaI_denarius.jpg
39 viewsFaustina I, posthumous denarius1 commentsmarandnumiz
Titus_Antioch_-_Gemini_X_Lot_758.jpg
54 viewsAR denarius (3.02 gm).

T CAES [IMP VESP] PON TR POT, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right / NEP RED (N retrograde), Neptune standing left, right foot on globe, with acrostolium and sceptre. Antioch mint, struck AD 72-73.

RIC II.1, 1561 (see note 81); BMCRE II, 516; RSC II, 122; RPC II, 1933.

From the Harry Sneh collection.

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Titus_Ar_denarius_carpricorn.JPG
28 views1 commentsAntonivs Protti
Domitian_Minerva_spear_left.jpg
84 viewsDOMITIAN. 81-96 AD. AR Denarius (20mm - 3.35 g). Rome mint. Struck 88-9 AD. IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right / IMP XVII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, holding spear in right hand, left hand on hip. RIC II 662 (R2); BMCRE pg. 330, note; RSC 244a. Very Rare.

Ex: Gemini Auction IX, January 8, 2012, lot 402; Ex: Harry N. Sneh Collection
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caracalla_securitas_new.jpg
24 viewsRoman Empire, Caracalla 198-217, Denarius; 3.32g
"IMP CAES M AVR ANTON AVG" Laureate, draped bust of Caracalla right.
"SECVRIT ORBIS" Securitas seated on a throne with cornucopiae and scepter.
RSC III 571b
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divus_marcus_aurelius_ric_III_267.jpg
16 viewsDIVUS MARCUS AURELIUS
AR Denarius. 180A.D.
17.8mm, 3.0grams

OBV: DIVVS M ANTONINVS PIVS, bare head right.
REV: CONSECRATIO, eagle standing left on bar with wreath in beak.
RIC III–267(Commodus)
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geta_ric_IVa_3.jpg
6 viewsGETA, as Caesar
AR Denarius Rome Mint
17.5 mm, 2.3 grams

OBV: L SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, Bare head of Geta right.
REV: SEVERI PII AVG FIL, Lituus, knife, jug and sprinkler.
RIC-IVa-3
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caracalls_ric_IVa_54b.jpg
4 viewsCARACALLA
AR Denarius
18.9 mm, 3.2 grams

OBV: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG,
Laureate, draped bust, right
REV: PART MAX P M TR P IIII, two captives seated right and left, mourning, at foot of trophy.
RIC-IVa-54b
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julia_domna_ric_IVa-557.jpg
12 viewsJULIA DOMNA
AR Denarius
17.8 mm, 3.1 grams

OBV: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
REV: HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing left with palm & cornucopiae, children to either side of her.
RIC-IVa – 557
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septimus_severus_ric_IVa_265.jpg
29 viewsSEPTIMUS SEVERUS
AR Denarius 202-210 AD
18.5 mm, 3.4 grams

OBV: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right.
REV: FVNDATOR PACIS, Septimius, veiled, standing left holding branch and roll.
RIC-IVa-265
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severus_alexander_ric_IVb_225.jpg
13 viewsSEVERUS ALEXANDER
Denarius
19.3 mm, 3.1 grams

OBV: IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate head right
REV: VIRTVS AVG, Emperor in military dress, walking right, carrying spear and trophy.
RIC-IVb-225
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maximinus_I_ric_IVb_19.jpg
12 viewsMAXIMINUS I
Denarius. 238 A.D.
22.3mm, 3.3 grams

OBV: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, laureate draped bust right.
REV: PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left with branch & sceptre.
RIC-IVb -19
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julia_mamaea_ric_IVb_335.jpg
11 viewsJULIA MAMAEA
AR Denarius
20 mm, 3.2 grams

OBV: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG, diademed & draped bust right REV: FELICITAS PVBLICA, Felicitas standing front, head left, legs crossed, holding caduceus & leaning left arm on column.
RIC-IVb- 335
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Faustina.jpg
38 viewsDiva Faustina Senior, AD 141, AR Denarius (3.42g). Rome after AD 147.
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA draped bust of Diva Faustina right.
Reverse: AVGVSTA, Ceres standing left, holding grain ears in right hand and torch in left.
Ex: Freeman and Sear Fixed Price List 12, Lot 123
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Marcus_Aurelius_denarius.jpg
25 viewsMarcus Aurelius. Silver Denarius (3.62 g), as Caesar, AD 138-161. Rome, under Antoninus Pius, AD 148/9. AVRELIVS CA-ESAR AVG PII F, bare head of Marcus Aurelius right. Reverse: TR POT III COS II, Minerva standing right, holding inverted spear and grounded shield. RIC 444; BMC 683; RSC 618. Ex: Seaby Coin and Medal Bulletin, October 1975, lot A-805.1 commentspaul1888
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16 viewsHadrian (A.D. 117 - 138), Silver Denarius. Mint of Rome, struck A.D. 134 - 138. HADRIANVS - AVG COS III P P, bare head of Hadrian facing right, rev. AEGYPTOS, Aegyptos reclining left, holding a sistrum, her left arm resting on a basket, an Ibis at her feet, 3.48g, 6h (C. 99; RIC 297)2 commentspaul1888
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10 viewsDenarius
Appius Claudius Pulcher, T Manlius Mancinus & Q Urbinus
Mint: Rome
111-110 BCE

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, right; behind, mark (circle within a triangle); border of dots
Reverse: Victory in triga right, holding reins in both hands, one horse looking back; AP CL T MAL Q VR in exergue; border of dots

Crawford (RRC) 299/1a
Sydenham 570
RSC I Mallia 1
SRCV I 176
Shea B
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9 viewsDenarius
Anonymous
Mint: Rome
206-195 BCE

Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, right; behind, denominational mark (X); border of dots
Reverse: Dioscuri galloping, right; below, mark (eight-rayed star); Roma in exergue; line border

Crawford (RRC) 113/1
Sydenham 263
RSC I 20gg
BM 457
SRCV I 54
Shea B
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14 viewsFaustina II. Silver Denarius (3.27 g), Augusta, AD 147-175. Rome, under Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus, AD 161-164/5. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Faustina II right, with single circle of pearls around head. Reverse: IVNONI REGINAE, Juno standing facing, head left, holding patera and scepter. RIC -; BMC -; RSC -. Unpublished in the standard references without the peacock. Normally a peacock is shown standing at the feet of Juno on the reverse. On this coin, the bird is missing.Quant.Geek
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62 viewsMaximus Crowvs
Maximus (Caesar, 235/6-238). AR Denarius Rome mint, 236-7.
O: MAXIMVS CAES GERM; Rvssell Crowvs Bareheaded and draped bust right
R: PRINC IVVENTVTIS; Maximus standing left, holding baton and spear; two signa to right
- RIC IV ?
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16 viewsSeptimius Severus (193-211), Denarius, Laodicea, 197, 11.30g, 25mm. Laureate head right / Emperor on horseback right, holding spear. RIC IV 494; RSC 5801 commentspaul1888
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20 viewsTrajan. 98-117AD. AR Denarius (19.5mm, 2.97g). Rome mint. Struck January 101 AD to December 102 AD. IMP CAESAR NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right. / P M TR P · COS · IIII P P, Hercules standing facing on low base, holding club in right hand and lion skin over left arm. RIC II, pg 247, #49. Good VF, attractive blue iridescent toning toning around the devices. NICE EYE APPEAL !!

Ex. Auktion Numismatica Wendt KG, Wien 12 (1976), 256; Ex. Münzen & Medaillen GmbH (DE) 13, #642. Oct. 9, 2003.
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36 viewsDomitian Denarius4 commentspaul1888
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14 viewsSeptimius Severus. A.D. 193-211. AR denarius. Rome, A.D. 207. Laureate head of Septimius Severus right / Victory standing right, foot on helmet, inscribing shield attached to palm tree. RIC 211; RSC 489.paul1888
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1 viewsM. Cipius M.f. 115-114 BC. AR Denarius (17mm, 3.98 g, 4h). Rome mint. Helmeted head of Roma right; X (mark of value) to left / Victory driving galloping biga right, holding reins and palm frond; rudder below. Crawford 289/1; Sydenham 546; Cipia 1; Type as RBW 1118.ecoli
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12 viewsHadrian AR Denarius, Nilus reverse
Hadrian (117-138 AD). AR Denarius, struck circa 134-138 AD, Rome mint.
Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head right.
Rev. NILVS, Nilus reclining right on object, holding reeds and cornucopiae; hippopotamus at feet; crocodile in water below.
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1 viewsROMAN EMPIRE. Antoninus Pius. AD. 138-161. AR Denarius (3.16 gm; 18 mm). Rome, AD 148-9. ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XII, laureate head right / COS IIII, Salus standing left, feeding snake coiled around altar and holding rudder on globe. RIC III 181; RSC 281; Strack 195; BMCRE 673. From the Elwood Rafn Collection. paul1888
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9 viewsQ. Pomponius Musa. 66 BC. AR Denarius . Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right, wearing hair rolled back and in loose locks over forehead; flower or rosette before ear; tortoise behind / MVSA to left, Q. POMPONI to right, Terpischore, the Muse of Dancing, standing right, wearing long flowing tunic and peplum, holding lyre and plectrum at her side. Crawford 410/7a; Sydenham 819; Kestner 3381; BMCRR Rome 36191 commentspaul1888
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5 viewsAncient Greek
SPAIN
Bolskan. Circa 150-100 BC
AR denarius
Bearded male head right / Horseman riding right, holding spear
4.05 g, 17-18 mm, silver
ACIP 1417; SNG BM Spain 710
[Ex Kallman Collection, purchased from Malter Galleries, March 1971]
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2 viewsJulius Caesar. 49-48 B.C. AR denarius (18.2 mm, 3.32 g, 7 h). Military mint traveling with Caesar. CAESAR, elephant advancing right, trampling on horned serpent / Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf’s head), and apex. Crawford 443/1; CRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49Rob D
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7 viewsJULIUS CAESAR. Denarius (48-47 BC) 3.66 g 17 mm. Military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa.
Obv: Diademed head of Venus right.
Rev: CAESAR.
Aeneas advancing left, holding palladium and carrying Anchises on his shoulder.
Crawford 458/1; CRI 55.
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3 viewsRoman Republic AR serrate denarius 3.91 g, 20 mm
A. Postumius A.f. Sp.n. Albinus
Rome mint, 81 BC
Draped bust of Diana right, with bow and quiver over shoulder; bucranium above / Priest and bull with lighted altar between them
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2 viewsA. Postumius A. f. Sp. n. Albinus AR Serrate Denarius. Rome, 81 BC.
20mm, 3.8 g
Veiled head of Hispania right, HISPAN behind / Togate figure standing left, raising hand; legionary eagle to left; fasces with axe to right. Crawford 372/2; RSC Postumia 8.
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2 viewsAnonymous
AR Denarius 3.4g
Helmeted head of Roma r./ Diana in biga, ROMA in ex.
RSC 5
Ex. Brian Bucklin
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4 viewsRR L. Papius AR Serrate Denarius 79 BC Rome mint. Head of Juno Sospita right, half fish behind / Griffin right, fish below.
Ex. Calgary Coin
Ex Jay GT4
Ex ANE
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3 viewsSpain, Bolskan (Osca), 150 - 100 BC
Silver Denarius, 18mm, 3.78 grams
Obverse: Bearded male head right, BON in Iberian legend behind.
Reverse: Horseman rearing right holding spear, BOLSKAN in Iberian below.
SNGCop324 // SNG BM710 // Burgos1501
Ex. Ken Dorney
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Septimius Severus Denarius, RIC 411a, Emesa21 views
Septimius Severus Denarius. Emesa mint, 194-195 CE.
Obverse: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head right.
Reverse: MONET AVG, moneta standing left holding scales & cornucopiae.
18.5 mm., 3.2 g., RIC 411a, RSC 330. BMC 380
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2 Augustus18 viewsAugustus. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 AR denarius. Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 2 B.C.-A.D. 12. From the Joseph Donzanti Collection.
Augustus. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14 AR denarius (18.40 mm, 3.91 g, 11 h). Lugdunum (Lyon) mint, 2 B.C.-A.D. 12. CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, laureate head right / AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT C L CAESARES, Caius and lucius caesars togate stand facing, each resting hand on a round shield with spear behind, above center on left a simpulum right and on right a lituus left. RIC 207; RSC 43; Lyon 82. aEF, area of minor flat strike.

From the Joseph Donzanti Collection. Ex Agora Auctions, 5/9/17
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3 Tiberius Denarius25 viewsTIBERIUS
AR Denarius (3.5 g)
Lugdunum mint, struck 18-35 AD

TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS - Laureate head right / PONTIF MAXIM; Livia, as Pax, seated r., holding olive branch & long scepter; ornate chair legs

RIC 30; BMCRE 48; RSC 16a.
Cleaning scratches. Discussed and authenticated on FORVM ancient coins board
RI0051
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6 Nero23 viewsNERO
AR Denarius (19mm, 3.43 g, 6h)
Rome mint. Struck ~65-66 AD

O: Laureate head right

R: Salus seated left on throne, holding patera.

RIC I 60; RSC 314. aVF

Ex-CNG Sale 35, Lot 737, 9/20/95

In AD 65-66 two new types appear on the coins of Nero, Jupiter Custos- “Guardian”, and Salus- “Well-Being” (of the emperor). Nero gave thanks for surviving the Pisonian Conspiracy, which got its name from G. Calpurnius Piso, a senator put forward as an alternative emperor by senior military officers and government officials who feared the increasingly erratic Nero. The plot was discovered, many prominent Romans were executed, and others, such as the philosopher Seneca, were forced to commit suicide. This delayed the emperor’s fate for a few years.

RI0043
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6.75 Revolt of Vindex37 viewsRevolt Against Nero, Gaius Iulius Vindex, Governor of Gallia Lugdunensis, c. Late 67 - May 68 A.D.

Struck by Gaius Iulius Vindex, the Roman governor of Gallia Lugdunensis, who rebelled against Nero's tax policy and declared allegiance to Galba, the governor of Hispania Tarraconensis, as the new emperor. Vindex was defeated and killed in battle near Vesontio (modern Besançon), but the military continued to support Galba. On 9 June 68, deserted by the Praetorian Guard, Nero stabbed himself in the throat.

Silver denarius, Unpublished, civil war restitution of Augustus, gF, porosity, marks, uncertain (Lugdunum?) mint, weight 3.167g, maximum diameter 19.0mm, die axis 180o, c. late 67 - May 68 A.D.; obverse CAESAR, bare head of Augustus right; reverse AVGVSTVS, young bull walking right, head turned facing; ex Roma Numismatics e-auction 6, lot 321; only two examples known to Forum

Purchased from FORVM
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7 Galba26 viewsGALBA
AR Denarius (17mm, 3.13 g, 6h).
Rome mint. Struck circa July AD 68-January AD 69.

O: Laureate head right

R: Salus standing left, right foot on globe, sacrificing from patera over altar and holding rudder.

RIC I 232; RSC 240. Fine, toned.

Ex CNG
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8 Otho Denarius43 viewsOTHO
AR Denarius
Jan. 15-March 8, 69 A.D.
IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P Bare head r. / SEC – VRI – TAS P R Securitas standing l., holding wreath in r. hand and sceptre in l.
RIC 8
Ex Coliseum Coins
RI0045
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9 Vitellius Denarius, 69 AD39 viewsVITELLIUS
AR Denarius, 69 AD.

[A VITELLIVS] GERM IMP AVG TR P, Bust right / Anepigraphic. Victory seated left, holding patera and palm

RIC 110, BMCRE 043. aVF
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9 Vitellius Denarius, 69 AD17 viewsVITELLIUS
AR denarius, Rome Mint (3.13g)
January 2 - December 20, 69 A.D.

O: A VITELLIVS GERMAN IMP AVG TR P, laureate head right

R: CONCOR-DIA P R, Concordia seated left holding patera and cornucopia;

RIC I 73 scarce, Cohen 20

I am unsure of authenticity. The only way to determine once and for all will be to clean this one...
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Geta, silver Denarius.198 - 209 CE as Caesar. Laodiciea ad Mare, Syria. 22 viewsGeta Denarius. Laodicea mint, 199 CE
Obverse; P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES, draped bust right
Reverse; MINERV SANCT, Minerva standing left leaning on a shield & holding reversed spear.
19.1mm, 3.1 g
RSC 83. Geta Denarius, RIC 105a, RSC 83, BMC 750
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC - (451 var)103 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP II, Laureate head right
Rev:– FORT R-DEVC, Fortuna seated left holding rudder and cornucopiae
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 194
Ref:– BMC W Page 108 * var (citing Cohen 168 though Cohen 168 is PERT). RIC 451 var (451 listed for PERT and noted for PERET (RD)). RSC 168 var (PERTE for PERT)
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC - error - obv8 viewsDenarius
Obv:– IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I - I, Laureate head right
Rev:– FELICITAS TEMPOR, grain ear between crossed cornucopiae / VICTOR SEVER AVG, Victory walking left, holding wreath in right hand, palm in left.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 194-195
Reference:– BMCRE 347 note/ BMCRE 399. RIC 347A/RIC 428. RSC 141b/RSC 749

The reverse of this coin has been struck with two diffrerent reverse dies during the strking process. The coin was originally struck, not removed and then struck again with a different reverse die.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 096a 60 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, Laureate head right
Rev:– VOTA PVBLICA, Severus standing left, holding patera over altar sacrificing
Minted in Rome. A.D. ???
Ref:– RIC 96a. RSC 777. BMCRE W178
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 26532 viewsObv:– SEVERVS PIVS AVG, Laureate head right
Rev:– FVNDATOR PACIS, Emperor, togate and veiled, standing left holding olive branch
Minted in Rome.
Ref:– RIC 265. RSC 205. BMCRE W330.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 45435 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERTE AVG IMP I - I, laureate head right
Rev:– IOVI VICT, Jupiter seated left, Victory in right hand, scepter in left
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 195
References:– BMCRE W431 note. RIC 454 (citing Cohen, rated Scarce). RSC 247 (Citing Copenhagen).

The Copenhagen coin would appear to be the source of all these references.
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064 - Septimius Severus denarius - RIC 461b53 viewsObv:– L SEPT SEV P-ERET AVG IMP - II, laureate head right
Rev:– VICTO-R AVG, Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm
Minted in Laodicea-ad-Mare. A.D. 196
Ref:– RIC 461b (Rated Scarce)
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1 Augustus Fouree denarius29 viewsRI00091 commentsSosius
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1 Septimius Severus13 viewsSeptimius Severus
BI Denarius. 199 AD

L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right / VICTORIAE AVGG FEL, Victory flying left, holding wreath with both hands over shield set on rock to left.

RSC 719, RIC 144b, Sear 6381

Ex Ancient Treasures. From an ancient forgers' lot authenticated by David Sear
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10 Vespasian AR Ephesus22 viewsVespasian
AR Denarius.
Ephesus Mint,
71 AD.

O: IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS III TR P P P, laureate head right

R: LIBERI IMP AVG VESPAS, Titus & Domitian standing, heads left, each holding a patera, EPHE monogram in ex.

RIC 1430c, RSC 250, RPC 832, sear5 #2401
RI0064
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10 Vespasian Denarius, 69-70 Judea Capta39 viewsVespasian. A.D. 69-79. AR denarius (17.1 mm, 2.86 g, 6 h). Rome, A.D. 69-70. Ex-Hebrew College Museum. IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right / IVDAEA, captive Jewess seated right, hands tied before, trophy of captured arms behind. RIC 2; BMCRE 35; RSC 226. Fine, toned.
Ex-Hebrew College Museum.
Ex Agora Auctions #1 - Nov 2013
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10 Vespasian Denarius, 70 AD30 viewsVESPASIAN
AR Denarius, 70 A.D.

O: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head. r.

R: COS ITER T R POT, Pax seated left, holding branch and caduceus.

Sear 2285, RIC 29, RSC 94h
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10 Vespasian Denarius, 73 AD10 viewsVESPASIAN
AR Denarius. 73 AD

O: IMP CAES VESP AVG CENS, laureate head right

R: PONTIF MAXIM, Vespasian seated right, holding scepter & branch.

RSC 387, BMC 98, Sear 2305; Fine
Ex-Littleton Coin Co.
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13 Nerva Denarius17 viewsNERVA
AR Denarius, Jan - Sept, 97AD
17.5mm, 3.2g
IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III P P, laureate head right / FORTVNA AVGVST, Fortuna standing left, holding rudder and cornucopia.
RIC 16, Sear 3025, RSC 66
RI0110
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149 viewsAugustus 27BC - 14 AD
Denarius
Northern Peleponesian mint
Obv: AVGVSTVS
Bare head right
Rev: IOVI OLV
Hexastyle temple to Zeus at Olympia
RIC 472
mauseus
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14 Trajan14 viewsTrajan
Silver denarius, Rome mint
weight 3.150g, maximum diameter 19.3mm, die axis 180o
112 - 114 A.D.
IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate and draped bust right / S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Felicitas standing left, caduceus in right, cornucopia in left; uneven toning
RIC II 271, RSC II 404, BMCRE III 424, Fine
Purchased from FORVM
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14 Trajan Denarius15 viewsTRAJAN
AR Denarius
IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust right, draped far shoulder / COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, Aequitas seated left holding cornucopiae & scales.
Sear 3123, RIC 119, RSC 86, BMC 288; aVF, Ex-Littleton Coin Co.
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14 Trajan Denarius14 viewsTRAJAN
AR Denarius.
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC, laureate draped bust right / P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Felicitas standing front, head left, holding caduceus & cornucopiae.
RSC 278, RIC 343, sear5 #3150
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14 Trajan Denarius24 viewsTRAJAN
AR Denarius, 3.1g
IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GERM DAC, laureate draped bust right / P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR, Fortuna seated left with rudder & cornucopiae, FORT RED in ex.
RIC 318; Sear'88 #984; RSC 154; Fine+
Ex-Ancient Coin Society “3 Caesars” folder coin
RI0116
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15 Hadrian Denarius21 viewsHADRIAN
AR Denarius, 3.4g
HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head right / SALVS AVG, Salus standing right, feeding snake from patera, altar before.
RIC 267; RSC 1336; sear5 3540 (var – no drapery on far shoulder)
Ex-Ancient Coin Society “3 Caesars” folder coin
Choice Fine
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15 Hadrian Denarius - Travel Series28 viewsHADRIAN
AR Denarius,134-138 A.D.
HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, bare head left / HISPANIA, Hispania reclining on rock left, holding olive branch.
RSC 842a, RIC 305, Sear5 #3396 (variant – bust left)
RI0094
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15 Hadrian Denarius - Travel Series24 viewsHADRIAN
AR “Travel Series” Denarius (2.8g); 136 AD.
HADRIANVS AVG COS III P P, Laureate head right / AFRICA, Africa reclining left holding scorpion & cornucopiae, basket of grain at feet
Sear 3459 vars, RIC 299, RSC 138
Note: underweight, but appears genuine
RI0093
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17 Antoninus Pius RIC 20416 viewsANTONINUS PIUS
Denarius, Rome 138-161 AD
M ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XXIII, laur. head right / COS IIII, Annona standing left, stalks of grain in right, left placed on modius on ship
RIC 204 BMC 765 RSC 288
Ex Artifact Man Ancient Coins
RI0077
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17 Antoninus Pius14 viewsANTONINUS PIUS
AR Denarius.
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P, bare head right / TR POT COS II, modius with grain-ears & poppy.
RSC 874a RIC 58
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17 Antoninus Pius23 viewsANTONINUS PIUS
AR Denarius, 3.6g
ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P XIIII, laureate bearded head right / COS IIII, Fortuna standing left with rudder & cornucopia
RIC 194, RSC 265.
RI0076
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17.5 Faustina14 viewsFAUSTINA I
AR Denarius
DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair arranged in a chignon behind the head / AVGVSTA, Ceres standing right holding sceptre and ears of grain
RIC 358, RSC 93, BMC 389
RI0087
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18 Marcus Aurelius 20 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS
AR Denarius
170-171 AD
M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXV, laureate head right / COS III, Mars advancing right with spear & trophy.
RSC 126, RIC 231, Sear5 #4886
Ex D. Loates Fine Art
RI0102
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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
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18 Marcus Aurelius - as Caesar12 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
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18.5 Faustina II7 viewsFAUSTINA II
AR Denarius
FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / FECVND AVGVSTAE, Fecunditas standing left between two children, holding two more in arms.
RSC 95, RIC 676, Sear5 #5251
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2 Trajan Denarius10 viewsTRAJAN
AR Denarius. Struck 101-102 AD.

O: Laureate head right, slight drapery on left shoulder

R: Victory walking right, holding wreath & palm.

RSC 244a, RIC 61v
RI0118
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20 Commodus10 viewsCommodus
AR Denarius. 190 AD
M COMM ANT P FEL AVG BRIT P P, laureate head right / P M TR P XV IMP VIII COS VI, Commodus, togate, seated on a curule chair, holding branch & transverse sceptre.
RSC 555bis, RIC 212, Sear5 #5683
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20.5 Crispina19 viewsCRISPINA
AR Denarius. 3.18g
CRISPINA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / CERES, Ceres holding grain-ears and sceptre.
RIC 276, RSC 1, BM 33
Ex Coin Galleries 2/17/99
Ex Harlan J. Berk
RI0085
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21 Pertinax Denarius32 viewsPERTINAX
AR denarius, Rome
January 1–March 28, 193 AD

O: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head of Pertinax right

R: PROVID DEOR COS II, Providentia standing l., raising r. hand toward star.
BMCRE 13. RIC 11(a). RSC 43. Very fine

Ex Numismatica Ars Classica
RI0132
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23 Pescennius Niger Denarius26 viewsPESCENNIUS NIGER
AR Denarius (3.2g), Antioch Mint
April to 1 June 193 - May 194 A.D.

O: IMP CAES C PESC NIGER IVST AVG, laureate head right

R: VIC-TO-RIAE AVG, winged Victory standing Ll., nude to the waist, wreath in right. hand, left hand on hip holding skirt

RSC III 75h, RIC IV 87d var

Ex Lucernae (VCoins)

Coin discussed and authenticated on FORVM discussion board, 12/12/12
RI0131
Sosius
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23.5 Septimius Severus - overstrike of Pescennius Niger Denarius47 viewsSilver denarius, RIC IV 377 or similar, F, overstruck, 2.118g, 19.3mm, 180o, Emesa mint, 194 - 195 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II (or similar), laureate head right; reverse FORTVN REDVC (or similar), Fortuna standing left, cornucopia in left, rudder (?) in right

Purchased from FORVM
RI0129
3 commentsSosius
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24 Septimius Severus17 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
AR Denarius

L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head right / ADVENTI FELICISSIMO, Severus on horseback right raising hand.

RSC 6, RIC 74, Sear 6256
Sosius
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24 Septimius Severus11 viewsSeptimius Severus
AR Denarius. 199 AD

L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right / VICTORIAE AVGG FEL, Victory flying left, holding wreath with both hands over shield set on rock to left.

RIC 144b, Sear 6381, RSC 719.
Sosius
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24 Septimius Severus6 viewsSeptimius Severus
AR Denarius. 196 AD

L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VII, laureate head right / P M TR P IIII COS II P P, Minerva standing left, holding spear & round shield.

RSC 416, RIC 71
Sosius
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24 Septimius Severus12 viewsSeptimius Severus
AR Denarius. 201-210 AD

SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Roma seated left on shield, holding palladium & spear.

RSC 606, RIC 288, Sear 6358

I think this was my very first denarius!
Sosius
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24 Septimius Severus11 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
AR Denarius, Rome mint. Struck 209 AD, 3.1g

SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / P M TR P XVII COS III P P, Neptune standing l., r. foot on rock, r. elbow on knee, holding trident in l. hand. RIC IV 228; BMCRE 3; RSC 529.

Ex-Ancient Coin Society “3 Caesars” folder coin VF
Sosius
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24 Septimius Severus20 viewsSEPTIMIUS SEVERUS
AR Denarius. Struck 198-202 AD. Laodicea mint.

L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head right / MONETA AVGG, Moneta seated left, holding scales and cornucopiae

RIC 510a, RSC 345, BMC 669 aVF (possible fouree?)
Sosius
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24 Septimius Severus39 viewsSeptimius Severus.
AD 193-211.
AR Denarius (19mm, 3.09 g, 7h). Rome mint. Struck circa AD 201-210.

Laureate head right / Genius standing left, sacrificing from patera over altar and holding two grain ears.

RIC IV 201; RSC 475. Good VF, toned, light porosity.

Ex CNG - Nov 2013
2 commentsSosius
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24.5 Clodius Albinus Denarius15 viewsCLODIUS ALBINUS
as Caesar
AR Denarius

O: CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right

R: MINER PACIF COS II, Minerva standing facing with olive branch, shield & spear.

RIC 7, RSC 48, Sear 6144

Ex Tom Vossen Coins
RI0130
Sosius
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24.5 Julia Domna12 viewsJULIA DOMNA
BI Denarius

Bust of Julia / Ceres seated left, holding grain ears and torch

From an ancient forger's lot authenticated by David Sear
Ex Ancient Treasures
Sosius
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24.5 Julia Domna15 viewsJULIA DOMNA
AR Denarius. Laodicea mint, 197 A.D. 2.8g

IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / VESTAE SANCTAE, Vesta standing left holding patera & scepter.

RIC 648, Sear5 #6614, RSC 246.
Sosius
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24.5 Julia Domna12 viewsJULIA DOMNA
AR Denarius. (3.2g), 216 AD

IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, draped bust right / VENVS GENETRIX, Venus seated left, extending right hand and holding sceptre in left.

RIC 388c [Caracalla], RSC 212, BMC 23B; VF
Ex. Ancient Roman Coins, Fort Collins, CO
Sosius
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24.5 Julia Domna10 viewsJULIA DOMNA
AR Denarius (3.2g), 196 AD

IVLIA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right / HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing left between two children (Caracalla and Geta) holding palm frond and cornucopia

RIC 557 (Sept Sev); Sear 1840, Cohen 79; aVF/F
Ex. Ancient Roman Coins, Fort Collins, CO
Sosius
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24.5 Julia Domna10 viewsJULIA DOMNA
AR Denarius. Laodicea mint
196-202 AD

IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right / PVDICITIA, Pudicitia seated left, raising drapery from shoulder

Sear 6602; RIC 644, RSC 168, BMC 514. VF, compact flan.
Sosius
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25 Caracalla12 viewsCARACALLA
AR Denarius, 210-213 AD.

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head right / MARTI PACATORI, Mars standing front, head left, holding olive-branch, reversed spear & shield

Sear 6818, RIC 222, RSC 149, BMC 81 VF
Sosius
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25 Caracalla Denarius9 viewsCaracalla
AR Denarius. 209 AD

ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head right / PONTIF TR P XII COS III, Concordia seated left, holding patera and double cornucopiae.

RSC 465, RIC 111, Sear 6868
Sosius
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25.5 Plautilla8 viewsPlautilla
AR Denarius. 203 AD

PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right, hair waved and drawn down on neck / PIETAS AVGG, Pietas standing right holding sceptre and child

RSC 16, RIC 367, Sear 7072
Sosius
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26 Geta55 viewsGETA
AR Denarius, 209-211 AD

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

RSC 69, RIC 44 EF
Ex Frasciatus
Sosius
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29 Elagabalus 23 viewsELAGABALUS
Denarius, 2.8 g, 219 AD

IMP CAES ANTONINVS AVG, Laureate, draped bust r. / FIDES EXERCITVS, Fides seated left, holding eagle in r. hand and standard in l. hand, 2nd standard before

RIC 68, RSC 30a aEF
Ex-Artifact Man (vCoins)
1 commentsSosius
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29 Elagabalus14 viewsELAGABALUS
AR Denarius. 221-222 AD

IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, horned, draped bust right right / SACERD DEI SOLIS ELAGAB, Elagabalus sacrificing right over lighted altar, star in left or right field.

RSC 246, RIC 131, Sear 7542
Sosius
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29 Elagabalus, 16 May 218 - 11 March 222 A.D.24 viewsSilver denarius, BMCRE V 234, RIC IV 161, RSC III 300a, EF, 2.693g, 19.8mm, 180o, Rome mint, 220 - 222 A.D.; obverse IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse VICTORIA AVG, Victory flying left holding diadem in both hands, at each side a small shield, star right

Purchased from FORVM
Sosius
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29.1 Julia Paula9 viewsJULIA PAULA
AR Denarius. 220 AD

IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right / CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, holding patera; star in left field.

RSC 6, RIC 211, Sear 7655
Condition: Holed and Ugly
Sosius
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29.4 Julia Soaemias10 viewsJulia Soaemias
Mother of Elagabalus
AR Denarius, 3.05g, AD 220

IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG, draped bust right / VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre, star in field

RIC 241; C 8; RCV 7719
Ex Ancient Treasures
Sosius
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29.4 Julia Soaemias8 viewsROMAN IMPERIAL
Julia Soaemias
Mother of Elagabalus
AR Denarius, 3.05g, AD 220

IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG, draped bust right / VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus standing left, holding apple and sceptre, star in field

RIC 241; C 8; RCV 7719
Sosius
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29.4 Julia Soaemias47 viewsJULIA SOAEMIAS,
AR denarius, Rome (2.8g)

IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG, draped bust right / VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus diademed seated left on throne, apple in right, scepter in left, child at her feet

SRCV II 7720, RIC IV 243, RSC III 14 EF
Ex Blanchard & Co. - Control # 72454
3 commentsSosius
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29.5 Julia Maesa13 viewsJulia Maesa
Denarius (Limes?) 218-222 AD

IVLIA MAESA AVG, draped bust right / PIETAS AVG, Pietas standing left, raising both hands up, lighted altar to left.

RIC 266; Sear 7755
Sosius
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30 Severus Alexander12 viewsSEVERUS ALEXANDER
AR Denarius. 222-228 AD

IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right / AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, holding scales and cornucopia.

RIC 127, RSC 9, Sear 2202
Sosius
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30 Severus Alexander17 viewsSEVERUS ALEXANDER
AR Denarius.

IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate draped bust right / ANNONA AVG, Annona standing left with corn-ears and cornucopiae, modius at foot.

RSC 23, RIC 133, Sear 7857
1 commentsSosius
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31 Maximinus I11 viewsMAXIMINUS I
AR denarius. 235-6 AD

O: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right, seen from behind

R: PAX AVGVSTI, Pax standing left with branch & sceptre.

RSC 31a, RIC 12, Sear 8310

Ex Harlan J. Berk
Sosius
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31 Maximinus I20 viewsMAXIMINUS I
AR Denarius. 235-6 AD
(19mm. 3.53g)

IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped bust right / VICTORIA AVG, Victory running right.

RSC 99, RIC 16

Ex Artifact Man (vCoins)
Sosius
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35 Pupienus Denarius24 viewsPUPIENUS
AR Antoninanus. 238 AD

O: IMP CAES PVPIEN MAXIMVS AVG, radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right

R: CARITAS MVTVA AVGG, clasped hands.

RSC 3, RIC 10b, Sear 8520

Ex Artifact Man Ancient Coins (vCoins)
1 commentsSosius
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416cf26 viewsDenarius
Rome
Issue 6
GENIVS AVG
G - (cf 416)
mauseus
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5 Marcus Aurelius 6 viewsMARCUS AURELIUS
BI Denarius

O: Bust right

R: Victory walking left

From an ancient forger's lot authenticated by David Sear

ex Ancient Treasures
RI0106
Sosius
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53532 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "ADVENTVS AVG"
Emperor on horseback left, captive at feet
London mint?
-/-/RSR
RIC 535
mauseus
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5547 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "EXPECTATE VENI"
Carausius greeted by Britannia
London mint?
-/-/RSR
RIC 554
mauseus
554cf.jpg
554cf97 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "EXPECTATE VENI"
Carausius greeted by Britannia
London mint?
-/-/RSR?
RIC 554 (figures reversed on reverse)
mauseus
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560cf48 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE laureate
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "FELICITAS AVG"?
Galley left
London mint?
-/-/RSR
RIC - (cf 560)
A possible trial strike on a thick, heavy flan (approx. 7 grammes). The small obverse die probably from a "denarius", the larger reverse from an antoninianus
mauseus
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571bis42 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "[IM]P CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "[P]RINC IVVE[NT]"
Carausius standinding left holding two standards
London mint?
-/-/RSR
RIC -
mauseus
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571cf45 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "RENOVA ROM"
Wolf and twins right
London mint?
-/-/RSR
RIC - (cf 571)
mauseus
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587cf71 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "......AVSIVS PE A"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "VBERVTA ....."
Cow standing right being milked
London mint (?)
-/-/RSR
RIC - (cf 587-8)
mauseus
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5991 viewsDenarius
Rome
Issue 9
FIDES MILITVM
G 599bb
mauseus
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6 Elagabalus13 viewsELAGABALUS
AR Denarius. 221-222 AD

IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, horned and draped bust right / SVMMVS SACERDOS AVG, Elagabalus standing left, sacrificing from patera over lit tripod altar, holding branch, star in field left.

RSC 276, RIC 146, Sear 7549
Sosius
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617-8cf49 viewsCarausius 287-93
Antoninianus
Obv "IMP CARAVS....."
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "VVEBTAS AVG"
Cow standing right being milked
London Mint (?)
-/-/RSR
RIC - (cf 617-8, also 581-8 for variant reverse spellings on the "denarius")
mauseus
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65819 viewsDenarius
Rome
Issue 9
MARTI PACIFERO
G 658
mauseus
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65928 viewsDenarius
Rome
Issue 9
ABVNDANTIA AVG
G 659
mauseus
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66120 viewsDenarius
Rome
Issue 9
AETERNITAS AVG
G 661
mauseus
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6692 viewsDenarius
Rome
Issue 9
VICTORIA AET
G 669t
mauseus
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67015 viewsDenarius
Rome
Issue 9
SECVRIT PERPET
G 670
mauseus
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67015 viewsDenarius
Rome
Issue 9
SECVRIT PERPET
G 670
mauseus
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68214 viewsDenarius
Rome
Issue 9
ORIENS AVG
G 682
mauseus
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68231 viewsDenarius
Rome
Issue 9
ORIENS AVG
G 682 var
Whilst this is typologically 682 the obverse legend/bust type isn't noted in MIR
1 commentsmauseus
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69a73 viewsVitellius 69 AD
AR denarius
Lugdunum mint
Obv "A VITELLIVS IMP GERMAN"
Laureate bust left
Rev "CONSENSVS EXERCITVVM"
Mars walking left
Lugdunum mint
RIC - (cf 51)
3.2 grammes, die axis 240 degrees
5 commentsmauseus
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69b44 viewsVespasian 69-79 AD
AR denarius
Obv "IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG"
Laureate bust left
Rev "TR POT X COS VIIII"
Figure (Octavian?) on rostral column
Rome mint
RIC 120
1 commentsmauseus
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70750 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "ADVENTVS AVG"
Carausius on horseback left, captive under foot
Unmarked mint
RIC 707
mauseus
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712bis45 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped & cuirassed bust right
Rev "[FORTVN]A R[EDV]X"
Fortuna standing left holding rudder and cornucopia
Unmarked mint
RIC - (712 bis)
1 commentsmauseus
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71782 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
"Denarius"
Obv: "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: "MONETA AVG"
Moneta standing left with scales and cornucopia
Unmarked mint
RIC 717
Found near York, UKDFD 1208
2 commentsmauseus
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717cf89 viewsCarausius 287-93AD
AE Laureate
Obv: "IMP CARAVSIVS PF AVG"
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: "MONETA AVG"
Moneta standing left with scales and cornucopia
Unmarked mint
RIC - (cf 717)
Trial strike from "denarius" dies
2 commentsmauseus
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8122 viewsDenarius
Rome mint
PM TRP III COS PP
RIC 81
1 commentsmauseus
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86 BC Anonymous Denarius9 views86 BC., Rome mint

OBV: head of Apollo right
REV: Jupiter in Quadriga right, Holding reins and thunderbolt

3,37gr - Clipped

Associated with Signed Denarii of Gargonius, Ogulnius and Vergilius.

Cr. 350A/2
Carsten B
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9851 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD
AR denarius
Obv "IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TRP COS V PP"
Laureate bust right with aegis on left shoulder
Rev "SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI"
Dacia seated right on shield in mournful attitude, curved sword below
Rome mint
RIC 216
3 commentsmauseus
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9827 viewsTrajan
Denarius
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP
Laureate and draped bust right
Rev: SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI
Trajan's Column
Rome mint
RIC 292
1 commentsmauseus
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Ancient Rome (Imperial): silver denarius of Otho, ca. January-April, 69 AD22 viewslordmarcovan
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Antoninus Pius 131-168 CE25 viewsSilver denarius, RSC II 155, RIC III 430, VF, Rome mint, 2.8 g, 18.4mm, 161 CE Obverse: DIVVS ANTONININVS, Bare head right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO, eagle standing right on altar head turned.
NORMAN K
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Antoninus Pius 138 – 161 CE23 viewsSilver denarius, RIC III 276, RSC II 1037, Rome mint, 2.4g, 16.8mm, 157-158 CE.
Obverse: ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P IMP II, laureate head right.
Reverse: TR POT XXI COS IIII, Aequitas standing left holding balance and cornucopia.
Rome Mint
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C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus2 viewsMoneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. C. Vibius C.f. C.n. Pansa Caetronianus. 48 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.73 g, 6h). Rome mint. Head of young Bacchus (or Liber) right, wearing ivy wreath / Ceres advancing right, holding a torch with each hand; plow to right. Crawford 449/2; CRI 21; Sydenham 946; Vibia 16. VF, toned, edge chip.

From the Archer M. Huntington Collection, ANS 1001.2.9.
ecoli
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Clodius Albinus Denarius RIC 11, RSC 61, BMC 43 61 viewsD CL SEPT ALBIN CAES, bare head right / ROMAE AETERNAE, Roma seated left on shield, holding palladium & spear.
Maximum Diameter: 17.7 mm
Weight: 3.20 g
3 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded
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Commodus Denarius A.D. 181 RIC 15, RSC 805 31 viewsM COMMODVS ANTONINVS AVG, laureate head right / TR P VI IMP IIII COS III PP, Felicitas standing front with caduceus & sceptre.
Maximum Diameter: 17.9 mm
Weight: 2.58 g
1 commentsTheEmpireNeverEnded
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Crispina, RIC 276 Denarius10 viewsCrispina. Wife of Commodus AR Denarius.
Obverse: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, bust, draped, right, hair rolled in roundcoil at back.
Reverse: CERES, Ceres standing left, holding corn-ears and torch.
RIC 276. Cohen 1. 16 mm diam., 2.5 g
NORMAN K
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Diva Faustina Senior, wife of Antoninus Pius. Died 141 CE. 23 viewsAR Denarius (3.35 gm). 18.5 mm.
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right.
Reverse: C-E-RES, Ceres, veiled, standing left, holding long torch and grain ears. RIC III 378 (Antoninus); BMCRE 461 (Antoninus); RSC 136.
.
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Domitian, 13 September 81 - 18 September 96 A.D., Silver denarius, RIC II, part 1, 669 (C3); BMCRE II 153; BnF III 147; RSC II 25126 viewsSilver denarius
Obverse: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VIII, laureate head right.
Reverse: IMP XIX COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing left, helmeted and draped, thunderbolt in right hand, spear vertical behind in left hand, grounded shield at feet behind.
2.85 g., 18.7 mm, Rome mint
1 commentsNORMAN K
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Fouree C. Servilius M.f. Denarius. 136 BC48 views Obv. Winged, helmeted head of Roma right, surmounted by head of an eagle, wreath & * behind, ROMA below Rev. the Dioscuri galloping in opposite directions, C SERVEILI M F in ex. Syd 525, Cr239/1. 2 commentsSkyler
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IMPERATOR II (Winged caduceus between crossed cornucopiae)23 viewsDenarius, Rome AD 140-144, 15 mm
Obverse: Laureate head right, ANTONINVS AVG.PIVS P.P.TR.P.COS.III, Reverse: Winged caduceus between crossed cornucopiae, IMPERATOR II,
References: RSC 451; RIC 112
Podiceps
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L. Titurius L. f. Sabinus AR Denarius170 viewsOBV: Bearded head of King Tatius r.; before, A; behind, SABIN.
REV: Rape of the Sabine women; in exegue, L. TITVRI.
Date: 89 BC
3.3g
RRC 698. CR 344/1a.

The Roman Republic L. Titurius L. f. Sabinus Denarius.
miffy
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Lucius Verus AR Denarius. RIC 578 17 viewsRIC 578 Lucius Verus AR Denarius.
Laureate head right / Aequitas holding scales and
cornucopiae. RSC 310. Coin #110
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M Plaetorius M.F. Cestianus, 57 BC, Denarius.15 viewsObv. M. Plaetorius M.f. Cestianus. Head of Bonus Eventus right; grain ear behind
Rev. M. PLAETORI CEST. EX. S. C, winged caduceus
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Mn. Cordius Rufus (46 B.C.)34 viewsAR Denarius
O: RVFVS III VIR, Conjoined heads of the Dioscuri right, wearing pilei with fillet surmounted by stars.
R: MN CORDIVS, Venus Verticordia standing left, holding scales and scepter; Cupid on her shoulder.
Rome Mint
3.66g
17.5mm
Crawford 463/1b; CRI 63a; Sydenham 976c; Cordia 1.
1 commentsMat
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P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus29 viewsMoneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. P. Clodius M.f. Turrinus. 42 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.89 g, 1h). Rome mint. Laureate head of Apollo right; lyre behind / Diana Lucifera standing right, bow and quiver on her shoulder, holding torch in each hand. Crawford 494/23; CRI 184; Sydenham 1117; Claudia 15. Good VF, toned, a few minor scratches beneath the toning.

From the RAJ Collection. Ex CNG Inventory 914993 (2012 NYINC); Sincona 4 (25 October 2011), lots 4160 or 4161 (part of), includes ticket from a French Collectio
1 commentsecoli
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Philip II, Alexandria, Billion Tetredrachm17 views
Roman Empire, Philip II, 247-249
Billion.-Tetradrachm year 5 = 247, Egypt, city of Alexandria.
Obverse: AKM IOV FILIPPOC EVC, bust right
Reverse:. Homonoia with double cornucopia, LE in left field=year 5.
24mm, 13.2 g., Datt. 5057, BMC 16.267.2059

Billion is an alloy of precious metal, mostly silver, with a mixture or base metal such as copper. Many Roman coins from the 2nd and 3rd century are made of billion because of debasements of the denarius and the tetradrachm.
NORMAN K
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Plautilla, Denarius, Rome 204 C.E. Wife of Caracalla9 viewsPlautilla ar denarius, Rome RIC IV 369. Struck 204 C.E.
Obverse - PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA. Draped bust right.
Reverse - VENVS VICTRIX. Venus standing left, breast exposed, holding apple and palm and resting left elbow on shield. Cupid standing left at her feet.
19.5 mm diam., 3.0 g. Scarce
NORMAN K
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Q. Sicinius3 viewsMoneyer issues of Imperatorial Rome. Q. Sicinius. Early 49 BC. AR Denarius (17.5mm, 3.89 g, 4h). Rome mint. Diademed head of Fortuna Populi Romani right / Palm frond with fillet and winged caduceus in saltire; wreath above. Crawford 440/1; CRI 1; Sydenham 938; Sicinia 5. Near VF, toned, some iridescence, banker’s marks and a couple scratches under tone on obverse, traces of deposits, a few minor marks on reverse.

Ex CNG
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RIC 941 Vespasian denarius65 viewsIMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Laureate head right

COS VIII
Prow of galley right, star above.

Rome 77-8 AD

3.39g

RIC II 941; BMCRE 210; RSC 136.

Rare.

Ex-Ancient Treasures, Ex-ANE.

This reverse type copied from aurei and denarii of Ahenobarbus struck for Mark Antony in 40 BC, Crawford 521 .
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Septimius Severus Denarius, RIC 46, RSC 311, BMC 84 13 viewsSeptimius Service Denarius. Struck 194-195 C.E.
Obverse - L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP IIII. Laureate head right.
Reverse - MARS PATER. Mars walking right, holding spear in right hand, Trophy over left shoulder.
17.5 mm., 3.3 g.
NORMAN K
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SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS., 193-211 CE. AR Denarius18 views17 x 18 mm, 3.3 gm). Struck 197 AD.
Obverse: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIIII, laureate head right.
Reverse: PM TR P V COS II P P,Fortuna standing left, holding rudder on globe in right hand, cornucopia in left.
RIC IV104; BMCRE 229; RSC 442.
NORMAN K
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Severus Alexander. RIC 168, Rome17 viewsSilver Denarius, Interesting Partial coin (15 mm., .9 g), CE. 222-235., CE. 226.
Obverse: IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander right.
Reverse PAX AVG, Pax advancing left, holding olive branch and scepter. RIC 168; BMC 363-367; RSC 187.
NORMAN K
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Trajan & His Father AR Denarius, RIC 252, RSC 140, BMC 50033 viewsTrajan Denarius. IMP TRAIANVS AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS VI P P, laureate bust right, draped far shoulder
DIVVS PATER TRAIAN, Trajan's father seated left with patera & scepter. RSC 140.
Britanikus
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#L. Thorius Balbus. 105 BC. AR Denarius30 viewsRome mint. ISMR behind, head of Juno Sospita right, wearing goat skin headdress / L THORIVS below, BALBVS in exergue, bull charging right.

"The obverse refers to the the cult of Juno Sospita at Lanuvium, the moneyer's birthplace. The reverse is likely a play on the moneyer's name (Taurus sounds like Thorius). Cicero described L. Thorius Balbus as a man who lived in such a manner that there was not a single pleasure, however refined or rare, that he did not enjoy. This is one of the most common republican denarii." -- Roman Silver Coins edited by David Sear and Robert Loosley
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26 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79.
Fourrée Denarius (18mm, 2.14 g, 7 h)
Copying a Rome mint issue of AD 77-78.
Laureate head right
Pair of oxen under yoke left
Cf. RIC II 943
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16 viewsAelius. Caesar, AD 136-138.
Fourrée Denarius Core (18mm, 2.68 g, 6 h)
Copying a Rome mint issue struck under Hadrian, AD 137
Laureate head right
Pietas standing left, dropping incense on flaming altar and holding box of perfumes
Cf. RIC II 432
Ardatirion
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21 viewsAntoninus Pius. AD 138-161
Fourrée Denarius Core (18mm, 2.02 g, 12 h)
Copying an uncertain issue of the Rome mint
Laureate head right
Uncertain diety standing facing, head right
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30 viewsFaustina Junior . Augusta, AD 147-175
PB Denarius (18mm, 2.76 g, 10 h)
Cast imitation? Copying a Rome mint issue of circa AD 161-175
Draped bust right
Diana Lucifera standing facing, head left, holding transverse torch
Cf. RIC III 674 (Pius)

Iron(?) inclusion in center of reverse
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35 viewsSeptimius Severus. AD 193-211.
Æ Denarius (17mm, 2.72 g, 12 h)
Copying a Laodicea mint issue of AD 198-200
Laureate head right
Aequitas standing facing, holding scales and cornucopia
Cf. RIC IV 500
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20 viewsSeptimius Severus. AD 193-211.
Æ Denarius (15mm, 2.48 g, 1 h)
Eastern? Copying a Rome mint issue of AD 201-202.
Laureate head right
Septimius, veiled, standing left, holding branch and scroll
Cf. RIC IV 265
Ardatirion
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16 viewsCaracalla. AD 198-217.
AR Denarius (19mm, 2.70 g, 6 h)
Britain? Copying a Rome mint issues of AD 212/214
Laureate head right
Annona seated left, holding grain ears over modius and cornucopia
Cf. RIC IV 195

Purportedly found in Britain
Ardatirion
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18 viewsCaracalla. AD 198-217.
Æ Denarius (19mm, 2.90 g, 5 h)
Copying a Rome mint issue of AD 212-213.
Laureate head right
Moneta standing facing, holding scales and cornucopia
Cf. RIC IV 224
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D.609 Louis the Pious (denier, Melle, class 2)45 viewsLouis the Pious, king of the Franks and Holy Roman emperor (813-840)
Denier (Melle, class 2, 819-822)

Silver, 1.48 g, 20 mm diameter, die axis 3 h

O: +HLVDOVVICVS IMP; cross pattée
R: META / . / LLVM

Louis' deniers correspond to his father's (Charles the Great) ``novus denarius'', whose weight is supposed to be near 1.7 g with a certain variability.

This denier is typical of Class 2 of Louis' coinage (819-822).
A circular inscription of the name of the ruler surrounds a cross pattée on the observe. The quite surprising Hlvdovvicvs initially comes from the germanic name Chlodowig ("Clovis"). This one was first transcribed to latin as Chlodowicvs. The initial C then disappeared, which explains the H at the beginning. The w(=vv) finally became a standard v, which gave Lvdovicvs (Louis). The imperial title imp is also given.

The reverse consists of the mint name, in field. The mint name may be split in 2 or 3 lines.
Droger
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"Tribute Penny"--TIBERIUS84 views14 - 37 AD
minted 18 - 35 AD
AR Denarius ("Tribute Penny")
O: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG AVGVSTVS; laureate head right
R: PONTIF MAXIM; Livia as Pax, seated right on throne with ornate legs, holding long scepter and olive branch; single line below
Lugdunum mint
RIC 30, RSC 16a
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(00040a) LIVIA (with Tiberius)26 views(wife of Augustus; mother of Tiberius; grandmother of Claudius)
b. 58 BC - d. 29 AD
minted 18 - 35 AD
AR Denarius ("Tribute Penny")
O: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG AVGVSTVS; laureate head right
R: PONTIF MAXIM; Livia as Pax, seated right on throne with ornate legs, holding long scepter and olive branch; single line below
Lugdunum mint
RIC 30, RSC 16a
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(00040C) LIVIA (with Galba)18 views(wife of Augustus; mother of Tiberius; grandmother of Claudius; b. 58 BC - d. 29 AD)
struck 68 - 69 AD (posthumous issue)
AR Denarius 3.15 g
O: IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG laureate head right
R: DIVA AVGVSTA Livia standing right, holding patera and scepter
Rome, RIC 186
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(01) JULIUS CAESAR62 viewsJULIUS CAESAR
AR Denarius 18 - 20 mm 3.41 g
minted FEB-MAR 44 BC
O: LAUR HEAD RIGHT, STAR BEHIND
R: VENUS STANDING L HOLDING VICTORY AND SCEPTER WITH SHIELD
(P Sepullius Macer)
CRAWFORD 480/5b
(ex R. Suarez)
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(0138) ANTONINUS PIUS27 views138 - 161 AD
SILVER-PLATED DENARIUS (FOUREE) 2.70 g 17 mm
O: COS ANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P III
BARE HEAD RIGHT
(P P = 139 AD, COS III = 140 AD)
R: HO-N-OS
HONOS, TOGATE, STANDING L HOLDING BRANCH AND CORNUCIPIAE
Reverse cf. BMC 41, 264; RIC 79, 422; Cohen 235, 236.
Minted under Antoninus Pius for Marcus Aurelius as Caesar in Rome, 140 - 144 AD
(mismatching dies in silverplated denarii is not uncommon)
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(0161) MARCUS AURELIUS (limes denarius)12 views161-180 AD
struck 164/5
Limes Denarius 18 mm, 2.11 g
O: M ANTONINVS AVG ARMENIACVS, laureate head right.
R: P M TR P XIX IMP III COS III, Annona standing left, holding grain ears over modius, and cornucopia in left hand
Rome; cf RIC 125
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(0193) CLODIUS ALBINUS21 views193 - 195 AD
AR Denarius 17 mm, 2.47 g
O: D CLOD SEPT ALBIN CAES; bare bust of Clodius Albinus right
R.: MINER PA-CIF COS II; Minerva standing left, holding olive branch in right hand, spear in left hand, and resting on shield
Rome; RIC IV 7
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(0193) JUIA DOMNA30 viewsb. ca. 170, d. 217
(wife of Septimius Severus; mother of emperors Geta and Caracalla)
AR Fouree Denarius 19 mm, 3.49 g
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA draped bust right
R: FORTVN-[A]E AVG, Fortuna standing left holding cornucopiae
)(reverse type does not appear to have been used on official Domna denarius issues)
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(0193) JULIA DOMNA18 views(wife of Septimius Severus; mother of emperors Geta and Caracalla)
196 - 211 AD (STRUCK 202 AD)
AR DENARIUS 19mm 1.90 g
O: IVLIA AVGVSTA
DRAPED BUST R
R:HILARITAS
HILARITAS STANDING L HOLDING PALM AND CORNUCOPIA, BETWEEN 2 SMALL BOYS
ROME
RSC 79
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(0193) PERTINAX9 views193 AD
AR Denarius
16.9 mm max.; 3.10 g
O: IMP CAES P HELV PERTIN AVG, laureate head right;
R: OPI DIVIN TR P COS II, Ops (plenty) seated left on throne with ornamented back, two stalks of grain in right hand, leaning back on left hand resting on the edge of the seat behind; rare
Rome mint; RIC IV 8a (R2); RSC III 33; BMCRE V p. 4, 19; Hunter III 6; SRCV II 6045
(ex Forum)
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(0193) SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS19 views193-211 AD
struck 193 AD
AR Denarius 18 mm, 3.38 g
O: IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, Laureate head right
R: BONI EVENTVS, Bonus Eventus standing left, holding basket of fruit and corn ears
Emesa Mint, RIC 369 rare
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(0198) CARACALLA24 views198 - 217 AD
AE Limes Denarius 18.5 mm 2.51 g
O: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT. Laureate head right.
R: P M TR P XVI COS IIII P P. Libertas standing with pileus and scepter.
Rome; cf. RIC 209.
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(02) AUGUSTUS67 views27 BC - 14 AD
struck 2 BC - 4 AD
AR DENARIUS 3.81 g
O: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE Laureate head of Augustus, right
R: C L CAESARES, AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT Togate figures of Gaius and Lucius standing facing, holding spear and shield between them. Lituus on left, facing right; and simpulum on right, facing left
Lugdunum, RIC (I) 210.
(this is the scarcer mirror-image version of this reverse type, and shows the lituus on the left; and Gaius, with his shield in front of Lucius’ shield and the ladle by his head on the right)

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(0203) PLAUTILLA18 views(wife of Caracalla)
d. 211 AD
AR DENARIUS 2.05 mm max., 2.87 g
O: PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA
DR. BUST RIGHT
R: VENVS VICTRIX
VENUS STANDING L HOLDING APPLE AND PALM, SHIELD AT SIDE, CUPID HOLDING HELMET AT FEET
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(0218) ELAGABALUS16 views218 - 222 AD
AR DENARIUS 18 mm 2.96 g
O: IMP ANTONINVS AVG: Laurate and draped bust right
R: : PM TR P II C-OS II PP Pax running left, holding branch and scepter.
Rome
RIC 21

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(0218) ELAGABALUS30 views218 - 222 AD
Struck 221 AD
AR Denarius 18.5 mm 1.73 g
"YEAR 4 SACRIFICE"
O: UNO ABTIBUBVS OUVS AVG
HORNED LAUR DR BUST R
R: PM TR P IIII COS III P P
EMPEROR STANDING L SACRIFICING OVER ALTAR, STAR TO LEFT
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(0218) ELAGABALUS11 views218 - 222 AD
AR Denarius 18 mm, 1.63 g
O: IMP ANTONNINVS AVG laureate head right
R: LAETITIA PVBL Laetitia standing left holding wreath and rudder set on globe
Rome
RIC 95; RSC 70
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(0218a) JULIA SOAEMIAS19 views(mother of Elagabalus)
218 - 222 AD (Augusta)
AR Denarius 17 mm 2.07 g
Obv: IVLIA SOAEMIAS AVG, draped bust right.
Rev: VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus seated left holding apple and scepter, child standing before her.
Rome
RIC 243
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(0222) JULIA MAMAEA22 views(mother of Severus Alexander)
190 - 235 AD (STRUCK 226 AD)
AR DENARIUS 18 mm 2.38 g
O: IVLIA MAMAEA AVG
DIAD DR BUST R
R:VESTA
VESTA STANDING L HOLDING PALLADIUM AND SCEPTER
ROME
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(0235) MAXIMINUS I THRAX5 views235 - 238 AD
Struck 236 AD--2nd emission
Silver denarius, 20.0 mm; 2.909 g
O: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right (no cuirass?), from behind;
R: PAX AVGVSTI (to the peace of the emperor), Pax standing facing, head left, raising olive branch in right hand, transverse scepter in left
Rome mint; RSC III 31b (no cuirass), RIC IV 12 var. (cuirassed), BMCRE VI 70 var. (same), Hunter III 8 var. (same), SRCV III 8310 var. (same)
(ex FORUM)
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(0235) MAXIMINUS THRAX6 views235 AD - 238 AD
AR Denarius 19.5 mm; 2.13 g
Obv: IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: P M TR P P P, Maximinus standing left, holding spear and raising right hand, two standards at sides.
Rome, RIC 1
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(0268) CLAUDIUS II GOTHICUS29 views268 - 270 AD
AE Double denarius, 19 mm, 3.26 g
O: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate cuirassed bust right.
R: PROVIDENT [AVG], Providentia standing left, leaning on column, holding sceptre and cornucopiae, globe at feet
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(03) TIBERIUS56 views14 - 37 AD
minted 18 - 35 AD
AR Denarius ("Tribute Penny")
O: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG AVGVSTVS; laureate head right
R: PONTIF MAXIM; Livia as Pax, seated right on throne with ornate legs, holding long scepter and olive branch; single line below
Lugdunum mint
RIC 30, RSC 16a
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(03) TIBERIUS25 views14 - 37 AD
AR DENARIUS FOUREE (TRIBUTE PENNY) 18 mm 2.82 g
O: LAUREATE HEAD RIGHT
R: LIVIA SEATED RIGHT HOLDING SCEPTER AND BRANCH
ROME
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(05) CLAUDIUS31 views41-54 AD (struck 41/2)
AR Denarius 3.50 g
O: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P, laureate head right
R: PACI AVGVSTAE, Nemesis walking right, holding caduceus, serpent before.
RIC 10 (R3); RSC 51
(ex Forman collection)
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(06) NERO39 views54-68 AD
(struck 65 - 66)
AR Denarius 17 mm; 3.4 g.
O: NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS. Laureate head right.
R: SALVS. Salus seated left with patera.
Rome
RIC 60
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(07) GALBA31 views68 - 69 AD
AR Denarius 3.15 g
O: IMP SER GALBA CAESAR AVG laureate head right
R: DIVA AVGVSTA Livia standing right, holding patera and scepter
Rome, RIC 186
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(08) OTHO53 views69 AD
AR Denarius 3.1 g
O: IMP OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bare head right.
R: SECVRITAS P R, Securitas standing left, holding wreath in extended right hand and cradling long sceptre in left arm.
Rome, RIC 8
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(09) VITELLIUS25 views69 AD
3.110g, maximum diameter 18.8mm
O: A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP, bare head right
R: CONCOR-DIA P R, Concordia enthroned left, patera in right, cornucopia in left
Rome mint; RIC I 66, RSC II 21, BMCRE I 1, BnF III 3 (Scarce)
(ex-Forum)
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(10) VESPASIAN29 views69 - 79 AD
AR Denarius 19 mm, 3.1 g
O: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG Laureate bust of Vespasian right
R: PON MAX TR P COS V Vespasian enthroned right, holding scepter and branch
Rome mint
RIC 76; Sear 2300
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(11) TITUS67 views79 - 81 AD
AR Denarius 19.18 mm, 3 g
O: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, Laureate head right
R: TR P VIIII IMP XIIII COS VI, Slow quadriga left, containing ears of corn
RIC 12
(ex Ancient Imports)
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(11) TITUS8 views79 - 81 AD
Struck 79/80 AD
AR Denarius 18 mm; 2.63 g
O: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M Laureate head right
R: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P Wreath on curule chair
Rome; RIC II 25a; RSC 318
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(12) DOMITIAN42 views81 - 96 AD
Struck as Caesar under Titus 80 AD
AR Denarius 18 mm 2.31 g
O: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII Laureate head right
R: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Minerva advancing right with javelin and shield
Rome RCV 2674
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(12) DOMITIAN29 views81-96 AD
(Struck 88 AD)
AR Denarius 18mm, 3.41 gm
O: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P VII, laureate head right
R: IMP XIIII COS XIIII CENS P P P, Minerva standing right on galley, brandishing spear and shield; at her feet, owl standing right.
RIC II 108a; BMCRE 117; RSC 236.
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(12) DOMITIAN as Caesar6 views81 - 96 AD
Struck as Caesar under Titus 80 AD
AR Denarius 18 mm 2.31 g
O: CAESAR DIVI F DOMITIANVS COS VII Laureate head right
R: PRINCEPS IVVENTVTIS, Minerva advancing right with javelin and shield
Rome RCV 2674
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(500a113) Roman Republic, P. Licinius Nerva, 113-112 B.C.83 viewsROMAN REPUBLIC: P. Licinius Nerva. AR denarius (3.93 gm). Rome, ca. 113-112 BC. Helmeted bust of Roma left, holding spear over right shoulder and shield on left arm, crescent above, * before, ROMA behind / P. NERVA, voting scene showing two citizens casting their ballots in the Comitium, one receiving a ballot from an attendant, the other dropping his ballot into a vessel at right. Crawford 292/1. RSC Licinia 7. RCTV 169. Nearly very fine. Ex Freeman and Sear.

Here is a denarius whose reverse device is one that celebrates the privilege and responsibility that is the foundation of a democratic society; it is a forerunner to the L. Cassius Longinus denarius of 63 B.C. Granted, humanity had a long road ahead toward egalitarianism when this coin was struck, but isn't it an interesting testimony to civil liberty's heritage? "The voter on the left (reverse) receives his voting tablet from an election officer. Horizontal lines in the background indicate the barrier separating every voting division from the others. Both voters go across narrow raised walks (pontes); this is intended to ensure that the voter is seen to cast his vote without influence" (Meier, Christian. Caesar: A Biography. Berlin: Severin and Siedler, 1982. Plate 12). This significant coin precedes the Longinus denarius by 50 years.

J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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(501i) Roman Republic, D. Junius L.f. Silanus, 91 B.C.54 viewsSilver denarius, Syd 646a, RSC Junia 16, S 225 var, Cr 337/3 var, VF, 3.718g, 18.6mm, 0o, Rome mint, 91 B.C.; obverse head of Roma right in winged helmet, X (control letter) behind; reverse Victory in a biga right holding reins in both hands, V (control numeral) above, D•SILANVS / ROMA in ex; mint luster in recesses. Ex FORVM.

Although the coin itself does not commemorate the event, the date this coin was struck is historically significant.

MARCUS Livius DRUSUS (his father was the colleague of Gaius Gracchus in the tribuneship, 122 B.C.), became tribune of the people in 91 B.C. He was a thoroughgoing conservative, wealthy and generous, and a man of high integrity. With some of the more intelligent members of his party (such as Marcus Scaurus and L. Licinius Crassus the orator) he recognized the need of reform. At that time an agitation was going on for the transfer of the judicial functions from the equites to the senate; Drusus proposed as a compromise a measure which restored to the senate the office of judices, while its numbers were doubled by the admission of 300 equites. Further, a special commission was to be appointed to try and sentence all judices guilty of taking bribes.

The senate was hesitant; and the equites, whose occupation was threatened, offered the most violent opposition. In order, therefore, to catch the popular votes, Drusus proposed the establishment of colonies in Italy and Sicily, and an increased distribution of corn at a reduced rate. By help of these riders the bill was carried.

Drusus now sought a closer alliance with the Italians, promising them the long coveted boon of the Roman franchise. The senate broke out into open opposition. His laws were abrogated as informal, and each party armed its adherents for the civil struggle which was now inevitable. Drusus was stabbed one evening as he was returning home. His assassin was never discovered (http://62.1911encyclopedia.org/D/DR/DRUSUS_MARCUS_LIVIUS.htm).

The ensuing "Social War" (91-88 B.C.) would set the stage for the "Civil Wars" (88-87 & 82-81 B.C.) featuring, notably, Marius & Sulla; two men who would make significant impressions on the mind of a young Julius Caesar. Caesar would cross the Rubicon not thirty years later.

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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(502a) Roman Republic, L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi, 90 B.C.146 viewsSilver denarius, S 235, Calpurnia 11, Crawford 340/1, Syd 663a, VF, rainbow toning, Rome mint, 3.772g, 18.5mm, 180o, 90 B.C. obverse: laureate head of Apollo right, scorpion behind; Reverse naked horseman galloping right holding palm, L PISO FRVGI and control number CXI below; ex-CNA XV 6/5/91, #443. Ex FORVM.


A portion of the following text is a passage taken from the excellent article “The Calpurnii and Roman Family History: An Analysis of the Piso Frugi Coin in the Joel Handshu Collection at the College of Charleston,” by Chance W. Cook:

In the Roman world, particularly prior to the inception of the principate, moneyers were allotted a high degree of latitude to mint their coins as they saw fit. The tres viri monetales, the three men in charge of minting coins, who served one-year terms, often emblazoned their coins with an incredible variety of images and inscriptions reflecting the grandeur, history, and religion of Rome. Yet also prominent are references to personal or familial accomplishments; in this manner coins were also a means by which the tres viri monetales could honor their forbearers. Most obvious from an analysis of the Piso Frugi denarius is the respect and admiration that Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi, who minted the coin, had for his ancestors. For the images he selected for his dies relate directly to the lofty deeds performed by his Calpurnii forbearers in the century prior to his term as moneyer. The Calpurnii were present at many of the watershed events in the late Republic and had long distinguished themselves in serving the state, becoming an influential and well-respected family whose defense of traditional Roman values cannot be doubted.

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi, who was moneyer in 90 B.C., depicted Apollo on the obverse and the galloping horseman on the reverse, as does his son Gaius. However, all of L. Piso Frugi’s coins have lettering similar to “L-PISO-FRVGI” on the reverse, quite disparate from his son Gaius’ derivations of “C-PISO-L-F-FRV.”

Moreover, C. Piso Frugi coins are noted as possessing “superior workmanship” to those produced by L. Piso Frugi.

The Frugi cognomen, which became hereditary, was first given to L. Calpurnius Piso, consul in 133 B.C., for his integrity and overall moral virtue. Cicero is noted as saying that frugal men possessed the three cardinal Stoic virtues of bravery, justice, and wisdom; indeed in the Thesaurus Linguae Latinae, a synonym of frugalitas is bonus, generically meaning “good” but also implying virtuous behavior. Gary Forsythe notes that Cicero would sometimes invoke L. Calpurnius Piso’s name at the beginning of speeches as “a paragon of moral rectitude” for his audience.

L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi’s inclusion of the laureled head of Apollo, essentially the same obverse die used by his son Gaius (c. 67 B.C.), was due to his family’s important role in the establishment of the Ludi Apollinares, the Games of Apollo, which were first instituted in 212 B.C. at the height of Hannibal’s invasion of Italy during the Second Punic War. By that time, Hannibal had crushed Roman armies at Cannae, seized Tarentum and was invading Campania.

Games had been used throughout Roman history as a means of allaying the fears
of the populace and distracting them from issues at hand; the Ludi Apollinares were no different. Forsythe follows the traditional interpretation that in 211 B.C., when C. Calpurnius Piso was praetor, he became the chief magistrate in Rome while both consuls were absent and the three other praetors were sent on military expeditions against Hannibal.

At this juncture, he put forth a motion in the Senate to make the Ludi Apollinares a yearly event, which was passed; the Ludi Apollinares did indeed become an important festival, eventually spanning eight days in the later Republic. However, this interpretation is debatable; H.H. Scullard suggests that the games were not made permanent until 208 B.C. after a severe plague prompted the Senate to make them a fixture on the calendar. The Senators believed Apollo would serve as a “healing god” for the people of Rome.

Nonetheless, the Calpurnii obviously believed their ancestor had played an integral role in the establishment of the Ludi Apollinares and thus prominently displayed
the head or bust of Apollo on the obverse of the coins they minted.

The meaning of the galloping horseman found on the reverse of the L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi coin is more complicated. It is possible that this is yet another reference to the Ludi Apollinares. Chariot races in the Circus Maximus were a major component of the games, along with animal hunts and theatrical performances.

A more intriguing possibility is that the horseman is a reference to C. Calpurnius Piso, son of the Calpurnius Piso who is said to have founded the Ludi Apollinares. This C. Calpurnius Piso was given a military command in 186 B.C. to quell a revolt in Spain. He was victorious, restoring order to the province and also gaining significant wealth in the process.

Upon his return to Rome in 184, he was granted a triumph by the Senate and eventually erected an arch on the Capitoline Hill celebrating his victory. Of course
the arch prominently displayed the Calpurnius name. Piso, however, was not an infantry commander; he led the cavalry.

The difficulty in accepting C. Calpurnius Piso’s victory in Spain as the impetus for the galloping horseman image is that not all of C. Piso Frugi’s coins depict the horseman or cavalryman carrying the palm, which is a symbol of victory. One is inclined to believe that the victory palm would be prominent in all of the coins minted by C. Piso Frugi (the son of L. Calpurnius Piso Frugi) if it indeed signified the great triumph of C. Calpurnius Piso in 186 B.C. Yet the palm’s appearance is clearly not a direct reference to military feats of C. Piso Frugi’s day. As noted, it is accepted that his coins were minted in 67 B.C.; in that year, the major victory by Roman forces was Pompey’s swift defeat of the pirates throughout the Mediterranean.

Chrestomathy: Annual Review of Undergraduate Research at the College of Charleston. Volume 1, 2002: pp. 1-10© 2002 by the College of Charleston, Charleston SC 29424, USA.All rights to be retained by the author.
http://www.cofc.edu/chrestomathy/vol1/cook.pdf


There are six (debatably seven) prominent Romans who have been known to posterity as Lucius Calpurnius Piso:

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi: (d. 261 A.D.) a Roman usurper, whose existence is
questionable, based on the unreliable Historia Augusta.

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus: deputy Roman Emperor, 10 January 69 to15 January
69, appointed by Galba.

Lucius Calpurnius Piso: Consul in 27 A.D.

Lucius Calpurnius Piso: Consul in 1 B.C., augur

Lucius Calpurnius Piso: Consul in 15 B.C., pontifex

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus: Consul in 58 B.C. (the uncle of Julius Caesar)

Lucius Calpurnius Piso Frugi: Moneyer in 90 B.C. (our man)


All but one (or two--if you believe in the existence of "Frugi the usurper" ca. 261 A.D.) of these gentlemen lack the Frugi cognomen, indicating they are not from the same direct lineage as our moneyer, though all are Calpurnii.

Calpurnius Piso Frugi's massive issue was intended to support the war against the Marsic Confederation. The type has numerous variations and control marks.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucius_Calpurnius_Piso
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/indexfrm.asp?vpar=55&pos=0

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.


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(503f) Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus Silver Denarius83 viewsCn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus Silver Denarius, Sear-323, Cr-393/1a, Syd-752, RSC-Cornelia 54, struck 76-75 BC at Spanish Mint, 3.94 grams, 18 mm. EF. Obverse: GPR above Diademed, draped and bearded bust of the Genius of the Roman People facing right, sceptre over shoulder; Reverse: EX in left field, SC in right field; CN LEN Q in exergue, Sceptre with wreath, terrestrial globe and rudder. An exceptional example that is especially well centered and struck on a slightly larger flan than normally encountered with fully lustrous surfaces and a most attractive irridescent antique toning. Held back from the Superb EF/FDC by a small banker's mark in the right obverse field, but still worthy of the finest collection of Roman Republican denarii. Ex Glenn Woods.

Re: CORNELIA 54:

“Cn. Cornelius Lentulus Marcellinus may be the same moneyer whose issues have been already described (no.s 702-704). Mommsen suggested that these coins were struck in 74 B.C. as a special issue, authorized by the Senate, to defray the cost of armaments against Mithridates of Pontus and the Mediterranean pirates. But Grueber’s view that they were struck in 76 B.C. by Cn. Cornelius Lentulus acting in the capacity of quaestor of Pompey, seems more in accordance with the evidence of finds" (see: G. ii, p. 359n and The Coinage of the Roman Republic, by Edward A. Sydenham, 1976, pgs. 1).

H. A. Seaby shows the coin with the smaller head (Roman Silver Coins Vol. I, Republic to Augustus pg. 33) while David R Sear shows a coin sporting a larger version (Roman Coins and Their Values, pg. 132).

“Cn. Lentulus strikes in Spain in his capacity as quaestor to the proconsul Pompey, who had been sent to the peninsula to assist Q. Caecillus Metellus Piusagainst sertorius”(Roman Coins and Their Values, by David Sear, Vol.1, 2000, pg. 132).

This is not an imperatorial minted coin for Pompey. At the time these coins were minted the Procounsel Pompey was sent to Spain to aid in the war against Sertorius. The moneyer Cn Lentulus served as his Quaestor where he continued to mint coins for Rome.

CN = Cneaus; LEN = Lentulus

Cneaus was his first name. His last, or family name is Lentulus and this clan is a lesser clan within the Cornelii, which is what his middle name of Cornelius implies.

Q = This tells us that he was a Quaestor, or Roman magistrate with judicial powers at the time when the coin was issued, with the responsibility for the treasury. Had this been a position that he once held it would be noted on the coin as PROQ or pro [past] Questor.

For Further Reading on the Cornelia 54 & 55:

Coins of the Roman Republic in the British Museum, by H. A. Grueber. London, 1910, Vol. II, pgs. 358, 359, 52, 57

Roman Silver Coins Vol. I, Republic to Augustus, by H.A.Seaby 1952, pgs. 32-33

The Coinage of the Roman Republic, by Edward A. Sydenham, 1976, pgs. 122, 241

Roman Coins and Their Values, by David Sear, Vol.1, 2000, pg. 132, 133

Roman Republican Coinage Volume I by Michael H. Crawford 2001, pg. 407

by Jerry Edward Cornelius, April 2006, THE 81 ROMAN COINS OF THE CORNELIA
http://www.cornelius93.com/Cornelia54.html
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(504c) Roman Republic, L. Cassius Longinus, 63 B.C.65 viewsSilver denarius, Crawford 413/1, RSC I Cassia 10, SRCV I 364, aVF, struck with worn dies, Rome mint, weight 3.867g, maximum diameter 20.3mm, die axis 0o, c. 63 B.C. Obverse: veiled bust of Vesta left, kylix behind, L before; Reverse: LONGIN III V, voter standing left, dropping tablet inscribed V into a cista.

The reverse of this Longinus denarius captures a fascinating moment when a Roman citizen casts his ballot. "The abbreviation III V [ir] indentifies Longinus as one of the three annually appointed mintmasters (officially called tres viri aere argento auro flando feriundo). A citizen is seen casting his vote into the urn. On the ballot is the letter 'U', short for uti rogas, a conventional formula indicating assent to a motion. The picture alludes to the law, requested by an ancestor of the mintmaster, which introduced the secret ballot in most proceedings of the popular court" (Meier, Christian. Caesar, a Biography. Berlin: Severin and Siedler, 1982. Plate 6).

The date that this denarius was struck possesses unique significance for another reason. Marcus Tullius Cicero (politician, philosopher, orator, humanist) was elected consul for the year 63 BC -- the first man elected consul who had no consular ancestors in more than 30 years. A "new man," Cicero was not the descendant of a "patrician" family, nor was his family wealthy (although Cicero married "well"). Cicero literally made himself the man he was by the power of the words he spoke and the way in which he spoke them. A witness to and major player during the decline of the Roman Republic, Cicero was murdered in 43 BC by thugs working for Marc Antony. But Cicero proved impossible to efface.

Cicero's words became part of the bed rock of later Roman education. As Peter Heather notes, every educated young man in the late Roman Empire studied "a small number of literary texts under the guidance of an expert in language and literary interpretation, the grammarian. This occupied the individual for seven or more years from about the age of eight, and concentrated on just four authors: Vergil, Cicero, Sallust and Terence" (Heather, Peter. The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. 17).


Plutarch: Cicero's Death

But in the meantime the assassins were come with a band of soldiers, Herennius, a centurion, and Popillius, a tribune, whom Cicero had formerly defended when prosecuted for the murder of his father. Finding the doors shut, they broke them open, and Cicero not appearing, and those within saying they knew not where he was, it is stated that a youth, who had been educated by Cicero in the liberal arts and sciences, an emancipated slave of his brother Quintus, Philologus by name, informed the tribune that the litter was on its way to the sea through the close and shady walks. The tribune, taking a few with him, ran to the place where he was to come out. And Cicero, perceiving Herennius running in the walks, commanded his servants to set down the litter; and stroking his chin, as he used to do, with his left hand, he looked steadfastly upon his murderers, his person covered with dust, his beard and hair untrimmed, and his face worn with his troubles. So that the greatest part of those that stood by covered their faces whilst Herennius slew him. And thus was he murdered, stretching forth his neck out of the litter, being now in his sixty-fourth year. Herennius cut off his head, and, by Antony's command, his hands also, by which his Philippics were written; for so Cicero styled those orations he wrote against Antony, and so they are called to this day.

When these members of Cicero were brought to Rome, Antony was holding an assembly for the choice of public officers; and when he heard it, and saw them, he cried out, "Now let there be an end of our proscriptions." He commanded his head and hands to be fastened up over the rostra, where the orators spoke; a sight which the Roman people shuddered to behold, and they believed they saw there, not the face of Cicero, but the image of Antony's own soul. And yet amidst these actions he did justice in one thing, by delivering up Philologus to Pomponia, the wife of Quintus; who, having got his body into her power, besides other grievous punishments, made him cut off his own flesh by pieces, and roast and eat it; for so some writers have related. But Tiro, Cicero's emancipated slave, has not so much as mentioned the treachery of Philologus.

Translation by John Dryden: http://intranet.grundel.nl/thinkquest/moord_cicero_plu.html

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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*SOLD*32 viewsMacrinus Denarius

Attribution: RIC 53, RSC 2a
Date: AD 218
Obverse: IMP C M OPEL SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate and cuirassed bust r. seen from front
Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas stg. l. holding scales and cornucopia
Size: 19.2 mm
Weight: 3.72 grams
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*SOLD*32 viewsVespasian AR Denarius

Attribution: RIC II 43, RSC II 43, BMCRE II 50
Date: AD 71
Obverse: IMP CAES VESP AVG P M, laureate head r.
Reverse: AVGVR (above), TRI POT (below), four priestly implements:
simpulum, aspergillum, jug & lituus
Size: 19.8 mm
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*SOLD*36 viewsTitus AR Denarius

Attribution: RIC 128, RSC 321, BMCRE 78
Date: AD 80
Obverse: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN P M, laureate head r.
Reverse: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, tripod surmounted by dolphin
Size: 18.2 mm
Weight: 3.074 grams
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*SOLD*31 viewsElagabalus AR Denarius

Attribution: RSC 15, RCV 7505, Antioch, scarce
Date: AD 218-219
Obverse: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG, laureate draped bust r.
Reverse: CONCORDIA, two standards between two legionary eagles, MILIT in exergue
Size: 18.0 mm
Weight: 3.3 grams
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- 032-031 BC - Marc Antony - RSC 28 - Legion II Denarius265 viewsMarc Antony
Date: 32-31 BC
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Legionary Denarius

Obverse: ANT AVG III VIR R P C
Galley rt., mast with banners at prow.

Reverse: LEG II
Legionary eagle between two standards.

Mint: Most likely minted in Patrae, Marc Antony's winter headquarters.
RSC 28
3.11g; 18.0mm; 15°
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-R-07-01 – P.SERVILIUS M.F. RULLUS (100 A.C.)55 viewsFALSIFICACIÓN ANCIANA,
Denario Forrado 18 mm 3.1 gr

Anv: Busto de Minerva a izquierda, vistiendo yelmo corintio con penacho y aegis – ”RVLLI” detrás.
Rev: Victoria montada en una viga, encabritados sus caballos, a derecha, portando hoja de palma en mano izquierda, "P” debajo (esta P=público parece ser la última forma de abreviar EX ARGENTO PVBLICO y estaría marcando que esta moneda estaba acuñada en plata retirada de la Tesorería Pública y por consiguiente era una emisión especial). ”P SERVILI M F” en el exergo.

Ceca: No Oficial
Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #207 Pag.112 - Craw RRC #328/1 - Syd CRR #601 - BMCRR #1672 - RSC Vol.1 Servilia 14 Pag.88
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-R-19-01 – Mn. AQUILLIUS Mn.f.Mn.n. (71 A.C.)27 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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0 - Severus Alexander as Caesar - AR Denarius28 viewsSeverus Alexander as Caesar. Rome Mint.

obv: " M AUR ALEXANDER CAES "
Bare head right, draped.

rev: " PIETAS AUG " - Priestly Implements.
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00 - 01 - Marco Junio Bruto32 viewsMarcus Junius Brutus, al ser adoptado por su Tío toma el nombre de Quintus Servilius Caepio Brutus

AR Denario 18,00 mm de 3,60 gr.

Anv: "BRVTVS", Busto a cabeza desnuda de Lucio Junio Bruto a der.
1er.Consul y fundador de la República Romana en el 509 A.C., luego de participar activamente en la conspiración para derrocar a Tarquino "El Soberbio", último Rey de Roma
Rev: "AHALA", Busto a cabeza desnuda de Cayo Servilio Ahala a der.
Magister Equitum (Maestro de caballos) en el 439 D.C., autor del magnicidio del Dictador Espurio Melio en defensa de la República auque muchos autores atribuyen este asesinato a su deseo de convertirse en Rey de Roma

Acuñada por, quizás, el mas famosos de los asesinos de Julio Cesar, unos 10 años antes y a la edad de 31 años cuando desempeñaba uno de sus primeros cargos públicos como Magistrado Monetario. A travéz de esta moneda se atribuye la descendencia paterna de Lucio Junio Bruto y Materna de Cayo Servilio Ahala, dos defensores de la República y magnicidas; además muestra su fuerte defensa de la Res Pública, oposición a la tiranía y convencimiento que existía el homicidio justificable, valores que pondría mas tarde en práctica.
También se cree que esta moneda es una advertencia a Pompeyo "El Grande", quien tenía intensiones de convertirse en Dictador.

Acuñada durante los años 54 A.C. (s/RRC) ó 59 A.C. (s/BMCRR)
Ceca: Roma.

Referencias: Craw.RRC 433/2 - Syd. CRR #907 - BMCRR Roma #3864 - RSC vol.I #Junia 30, p.56 y #Servilia 17, p.89 - Sear RCTV Vol.I #398, p.149 - Albert #1362 - Mabbott #4079 - Catalli #617, p.2001 - Vagi #82 - Harlan RRM #3-4, pag.20
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00 - 01 - Marco Junio Bruto21 viewsMarcus Junius Brutus, al ser adoptado por su Tío toma el nombre de Quintus Servilius Caepio Brutus

AR Denario 18,00 mm de 3,60 gr.

Anv: "BRVTVS", Busto a cabeza desnuda de Lucio Junio Bruto a der.
1er.Consul y fundador de la República Romana en el 509 A.C., luego de participar activamente en la conspiración para derrocar a Tarquino "El Soberbio", último Rey de Roma
Rev: "AHALA", Busto a cabeza desnuda de Cayo Servilio Ahala a der.
Magister Equitum (Maestro de caballos) en el 439 D.C., autor del magnicidio del Dictador Espurio Melio en defensa de la República auque muchos autores atribuyen este asesinato a su deseo de convertirse en Rey de Roma

Acuñada por, quizás, el mas famosos de los asesinos de Julio Cesar, unos 10 años antes y a la edad de 31 años cuando desempeñaba uno de sus primeros cargos públicos como Magistrado Monetario. A travéz de esta moneda se atribuye la descendencia paterna de Lucio Junio Bruto y Materna de Cayo Servilio Ahala, dos defensores de la República y magnicidas; además muestra su fuerte defensa de la Res Pública, oposición a la tiranía y convencimiento que existía el homicidio justificable, valores que pondría mas tarde en práctica.
También se cree que esta moneda es una advertencia a Pompeyo "El Grande", quien tenía intensiones de convertirse en Dictador.

Acuñada durante los años 54 A.C. (s/RRC) ó 59 A.C. (s/BMCRR)
Ceca: Roma.

Referencias: Craw.RRC 433/2 - Syd. CRR #907 - BMCRR Roma #3864 - RSC vol.I #Junia 30, p.56 y #Servilia 17, p.89 - Sear RCTV Vol.I #398, p.149 - Albert #1362 - Mabbott #4079 - Catalli #617, p.2001 - Vagi #82 - Harlan RRM #3-4, pag.20
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00 - Vespasian AR Denarius - Winged Caduceus80 viewsEmperor Vespasian (AD 69 - 79)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint AD 74

obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANUS AUG - Laureate head right.

rev: PON MAX TR P COS V - Winged Caduceus.

RIC 703
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00 - Vespasian AR Denarius - Winged Caduceus.46 viewsEmperor Vespasian (AD 69 - 79)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint AD 74

obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANUS AUG - Laureate head right.

rev: PON MAX TR P COS V - Winged Caduceus.

RIC 703

Note the detail on the heads of the snakes of the caduceus.
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00 Domitian as Caesar RIC V541289 viewsAR Denarius, 3.46g
Rome mint, 73 AD
RIC V541 (R2). BMC V129 var. RSC 664.
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: No legend; Domitian on horse l.; r. hand raised, sceptre in l.
Ex Gemini X, 13 January 2013, Harry N. Sneh Collection, lot 701. = Helios, ebay, 29 November 2010 (A. Lynn Collection).

This is an extremely rare denarius of Domitian as Caesar, the second earliest minted at Rome. Here the legend is clockwise, the much more common Domitian on horseback type has the legend anticlockwise. The reverse may allude to Domitian's participation in Vespasian and Titus' joint triumph where he rode a 'magnificent' steed. The obverse is a die match with the RIC plate coin from Oxford.

The early portrait on this one is quite outstanding.
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000 - Vespasian AR Denarius - Clasped Hands93 viewsVespasian Silver Denarius - Clasped Hands
Rome Mint, AD 73
obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII CEN - Laureled head right.

rev: FIDES PVBL - Clasped hands holding wheat ears, opium poppies and caduceus.
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A bit off-center, but a beautiful portrait of the Emperor, and great detail on the poppy heads.
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**More photos of this Vespasian Denarius below, in Alphabetical order...
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000 - Vespasian AR Denarius - Clasped Hands 30 viewsVespasian Silver Denarius - Clasped Hands
Rome Mint, AD 73
obv: IMP CAES VESP AVG PM COS IIII CEN - Laureled head right.

rev: FIDES PVBL - Clasped hands holding wheat ears, opium poppies and caduceus.
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A bit off-center, but a beautiful portrait of the Emperor, and great detail on the poppy heads.
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000. Republic, C Norbanus. AR Denarius. 83 BC. Norbana 2.117 viewsObv. Diademed head of Venus r C NORBANUS LXXVIIII
Rev. Ear of wheat, fasces and caduceus.
Rome, 83 BC. 3.88g. Cr-357/1b, Syd 739, Norbana 2.
ex-HJB
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0001 Mule Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Concordia36 viewsReference.
RIC --; Mule obverse of Hadrian, reverse of Sabina

Obv. HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP.
Laureate head right.

Rev. CONCOR DIA AVG
Concordia, draped, seated left, holding patera in extended right hand and vertical sceptre in left; cornucopiae under seat.

3.41 gr
17 mm
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0002 - Denarius Augustus 2BC-14AC35 viewsObv/CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, Augustus laureate head r.
Rev/AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, C L CAESARES in exergue. Gaius and Lucius Caesar, on l. and r., standing front, each togate and resting hand on shield; behind each shield, a spear; above, on l., a simpulum r., and on r., lituus l.

Ag, 18.5mm, 3.81g
Mint: Lugdunum.
RIC I/207 [C] - RCV 1597 - BMCRE 519 - RSC 43 - Calicó 855
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0002 Mule Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Concordia51 viewsReference.
RIC-; C. -;

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front

Rev. DIVI NER NEP PM TRP COS CONCORD in exergue.
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, resting left elbow on statue of Spes, cornucopiae under chair

3.19 gr
20 mm
6h

Note.
Obv. like RIC 9c or BMC 17
Rev. like RIC 14 or BMC 33
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0003 - Denarius Elagabalus 219 AC30 viewsObv/IMP CAESAR ANTONINVS AVG, Elagabalus laureate head r., draped
Rev/SALVS ANTONINI AVG, Salus standing r., feeding a snake which she holds in her arms.

Ag, 19.0mm, 3.14g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVb/139 [C] - Cohen 256, 258 - RSC 256 - RCV 7543
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0003 Mule Hadrian Denarius Roma 134-38 AD Justitia.35 viewsReference. Rare.
RIC -; BMC-; Strack p. 219, 41 (Vienna); RSC 883b.

Obv. HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS. (P P missing)
Bare head, draped bust right.

Rev. IVSTITIA AVG COS III in ex.
Justitia seated left, patera in right, vertical long scepter in left.

3.52 gr
18 mm
6h
Note Curtis Clay.
Strack p. 219, 41 (Vienna) = RSC 883b.

Vienna also has a similar denarius with bust laureate, draped r.

These are mules from an old rev. die: the lack of P P in the obverse legend means that it should have been added to the rev. legend, but these coins are from one or more rev. dies that had been engraved before that change was made, and were later erroneously coupled with at least two of the new obv. dies without P P.
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0004 - Denarius Antoninus Pius/Lucius Verus 152-163 AC63 viewsObv/ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XVI, laureate head of Antoninus Pius r.
Rev/PROV DEOR TR P III COS II, Providentia standing l., holding globe and cornucopiae.

Ag, 17.9mm, 2.72g
Mint: Rome.
Obverse die from Antoninus Pius (152-3 AC, RIC III/p.53), reverse die from Lucius Verus (163 AC, RIC III/491). Either hybrid or ancient forgery.
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0005 - Denarius Caracalla 207 AC20 viewsObv/ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of Caracalla r.
Rev/VIRTVS AVGG, Caracalla in military dress, standing front, head r., holding spear and parazonium. To l., river-god reclining, to r., two captives.

Ag, 18.9mm, 3.06g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVa/175 - Cohen 670 - BMCRE 259, 520 - RSC 670
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0006 - Denarius Severus Alexander 224 AC26 viewsObv/IMP C M AVR SEV ALEXANDR, Severus Alexander laureate head, togate.
Rev/PM TR P III COS PP, Mars standing l., holding olive branch and spear upside down.

Ag, 19.9mm, 2.99g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVb/37 [C] - Cohen 251
ex-ezio110665 (ebay)
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0007 - Denarius Julia Domna 198 AC26 viewsObv/IVLIA AVGVSTA, Julia Domna bust, draped, r.
Rev/HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing l., holding long palm and cornucopiae.

Ag, 18.8mm, 3.67g
Mint: Laodicea ad Mare.
RIC IVa/639 [S] - RCV 6586 - Cohen 72 - BMCRE 277, 600 - RSC 72
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0008 - Denarius Aemilia 63 BC105 viewsObv/PAVLLVS LEPIDVS CONCORDIA, veiled and diademed head of Concordia r.
Rev/L Aemilius Paullus standing to r. of trophy, Perseus and his two sons captive on the left, PAVLVS in ex.

Ag, 19.1mm, 3.78g
Moneyer: L Aemilius Lepidus Paullus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 415/1 [dies o/r: 240/267] - Syd.926 - RCV 297 - RSC Postumia 8 - Calicó 1216 - Cohen Postumia 7 - BMCRR 2839
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0009 - Denarius Papia 79 BC102 viewsObv/Head of Juno Sospita r., wearing goatskin, symbol behind.
Rev/Gryphon dancing r., symbol below, L PAPI in ex.

Ag, 19.9mm, 3.82g
Moneyer: L. Papius.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 384/1 [dies o/r: 211/211] - Syd. 773 - Calicó 1057 - RCV 311 - RSC Papia 1 - Cohen Papia 1
ex-Numismática Saetabis
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000a. L. Sulla and L. Manlius Toruatus24 viewsL. Sulla and L. Manlius Torquatus. 82 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.89 g, 7h). Military mint moving with Sulla. Helmeted head of Roma right / Sulla driving triumphal quadriga right, holding branch and reins, being crowned by Victory flying left. Crawford 367/5; Sydenham 757 or 757a; Manlia 4 or 5. Near VF, toned, a few light scratches on the obverse.

From the Elwood Rafn Collection.

As consul for the year 88 BC, Sulla was awarded the coveted assignment of suppressing the revolt of Mithradates VI of Pontus, but political maneuvers resulted in this assignment being transferred to Marius. In response, Sulla turned his army on Rome, captured it, and reclaimed his command against Mithradates. His prosecution of the first Mithradatic War was successful, but he spared the Pontic king for personal gain. In 83 BC, Sulla returned to Italy as an outlaw, but he was able to win the support of many of the leading Romans. Within a year, he fought his way to Rome, where he was elected dictator. It was during this campaign to Rome that this denarius was struck. The obverse type represents Sulla's claim to be acting in Rome's best interest. The reverse shows Sulla enjoying the highest honor to which a Roman could aspire: the celebration of a triumph at Rome.
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000b. Pompey the Great45 viewsThe Pompeians. Sextus Pompey. 37/6 BC. AR Denarius (19mm, 3.49 g, 9h). Uncertain Sicilian mint, possibly Catana. Bare head of Pompey the Great right; capis to left, lituus to right / Neptune, holding aplustre and resting right foot on prow, standing left between the Catanaean brothers Anapias and Amphinomus running in opposite directions, bearing their parents on their shoulders. Crawford 511/3a; CRI 334; Sydenham 1344; RSC 17 (Pompey the Great). Fine, lightly toned, bankers’ marks on obverse.

AMPHINOMUS and ANAPIS (or Anapias), two brothers, of Silicy, respecting whom it is related that they saved their parents, at the peril of their own lives, from the flames of Etna, at the moment when an eruption of that volcano threatened their immediate destruction. This was a favourite subject with the ancients, in symbolising filial piety; and is often represented on Greek coins of Catana (Catania), where this noble action is alleged to have been performed. Of these two Sicilian brothers, types of that devoted love, which is ever cherished by good children towards the earthly anthors of their being, Cornelius Severus, alluding to Mount Edna, thus expresses himself: "Amphinomus and his brother, both equally courageous in the performance of a duty, whilst the flames murmured their threats against the neighbouring houses, rescue their decrepid father, and their aged mother."
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001 Orbiana denarius duplicate89 viewsOrbiana Denarius, 3.023 g, 6h
SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed & draped bust right / CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera & double cornucopiae. RSC 1.
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001 - Augustus Denarius - RIC 042a82 viewsObv:– CAESAR AVGVSTVS, Bare headed bust of Augustus right
Rev:– Round shield inscribed S • P • Q • R/CL • V in two lines
Minted in Spanish mint (Emerita?). 19-18 B.C..
Reference:– RIC I Augustus 42a. RSC 294.
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001 - Augustus Denarius - RIC 171a 60 viewsObv:– AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Bare head right
Rev:– IMP X either side of Apollo Citharoedus standing left with lyre, ACT in exe,
Minted in Lugdunum. 15 - 13 B.C.
Reference:– BMC 461. RIC I Augustus 171a. RSC 144.

Weight 3.76g. 18.32mm.
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001 - Augustus Denarius - RIC 17447 viewsObv:– AVGVSTVS DIVI F. Augustus, bare head, right
Rev:– IMP. XI below capricorn right, holding globe
Minted in Lugdunum. 12 B.C.
Reference:– BMC 465. RIC I Augustus 174.

Weight 3.68g. 19.70mm.
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001 - Augustus denarius - RIC 20747 viewsObv:– CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE, Laureate head right
Rev:– C L CAESARES AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, Caius and Lucius Caesars togate stand facing, each resting hand on a round shield with spear behind, above center on left a simpulum right and on r. a lituus left
Minted in Lugdunum. B.C. 2 to A.D. 4.
Ref:– BMC 533. RIC I Augustus 207

Ex-Forvm
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001 - Hadrian (117-138 AD), denarius - RIC 1898 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laurate bust right, draped on far shoulder.
Rev. P M TR P COS II, Fortuna seated left with rudder and cornucopiae, FORT RED in exe.
Minted in Rome, 117-118 AD.
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001 AUGUSTUS SIGNIS RECEPTIS 24 viewsEMPEROR: Augustus
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: CAESAR AVGVSTVS, Bare head of Augustus right
REVERSE: SIGNIS RECEPTIS, round shield inscribed CL V between aquila and standard; SPQR around shield
DATE: c19-18 BC
MINT: Colonia Patricia (Spain)
WEIGHT: 4.00 g
RIC: I.86a (C)
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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf 443-1, Plated (Fouree), Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), #254 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf 443-1, Plated (Fouree), Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), #2
avers:-CAESAR in exergue, elephant right, trampling on serpent.
revers:- Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf's head) and priest's hat.
exerg:-/-//CAESAR, diameter: 17-20mm, weight: 2,66g, axes: 5h,
mint: Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), date: 49-48 B.C., ref: Crawford-443/1, Sydneham-1006, RSC-49, BMCRR (Gaul) 27
Q-002
"This is the first coin struck in the name of Julius Caesar. The symbolism on the obverse apparently alludes to the conquest of good over evil, Caesar's victory over the Gauls, while the reverse refers to Caesar's possession of the office of Pontifex Maximus."
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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 443-1, Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), AR-denarius, #1157 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 443-1, Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), AR-denarius, #1
avers:-CAESAR in exergue, elephant right, trampling on serpent.
revers:- Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf's head) and priest's hat.
exerg:-/-//CAESAR, diameter: 19mm, weight: 3,65g, axes: 10h,
mint: Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), date: 49-48 B.C., ref: Crawford-443/1, Sydneham-1006, RSC-49, BMCRR (Gaul) 27
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"This is the first coin struck in the name of Julius Caesar. The symbolism on the obverse apparently alludes to the conquest of good over evil, Caesar's victory over the Gauls, while the reverse refers to Caesar's possession of the office of Pontifex Maximus."
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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 443-1, Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), AR-denarius, Plated (Fouree), #274 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 443-1, Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), AR-denarius, Plated (Fouree), #2
avers:-CAESAR in exergue, elephant right, trampling on serpent.
revers:- Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf's head) and priest's hat.
exerg:-/-//CAESAR, diameter: 17-20mm, weight: 2,66g, axes: 5h,
mint: Military mint travelling with Caesar (Gaul), date: 49-48 B.C., ref: Crawford-443/1, Sydneham-1006, RSC-49, BMCRR (Gaul) 27
Q-002
"This is the first coin struck in the name of Julius Caesar. The symbolism on the obverse apparently alludes to the conquest of good over evil, Caesar's victory over the Gauls, while the reverse refers to Caesar's possession of the office of Pontifex Maximus."
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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 457-1, Sicily, AR-denarius, A·ALLIENVS–PRO·COS, Trinacrus standing left,212 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 457-1, Sicily, AR-denarius, A·ALLIENVS–PRO·COS, Trinacrus standing left,
avers:- C·CAESAR–IMP·COS·ITER, Diademed, draped Venus Head Right,
revers:- A·ALLIENVS–PRO·COS, Trinacrus standing left, placing right foot on prow, holding trisceles in right hand and cloak in left.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight: 3,59g, axes: 6h,
mint: Sicily, date: 47B.C., ref: Crawford-457/1, Sydneham-1022, Babelon-Julia-14, Alliena-1, C-1,
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"In late 47 BC Caesar was on Sicily, preparing for his assault on the Pompeian forces in north Africa. During this period a small issue of denarii was produced in his name by Aulus Allienus, then the proconsul of Sicily. The reverse shows a figure of Trinacrus, supposedly a son of Neptune, who may have been invented to account for the name Trinacria, commonly used for Sicily. The coins of Allienus must have seen considerable circulation: almost all surviving specimens are considerably worn."
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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 458-1, Africa, AR-denarius, CAESAR, Aeneas advancing left, #195 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 458-1, Africa, AR-denarius, CAESAR, Aeneas advancing left, #1
avers:- Diademed Venus Head Right,
revers:- CAESAR, Aeneas advancing left, holding palladium and carrying Anchises on his shoulder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5-17mm, weight: 3,59g, axes: 6h,
mint: Military mint travelling with Caesar in North Africa, date: 47-46 B.C., ref: Crawford-458/1, Sydneham-1013,
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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 458-1, Africa, AR-denarius, CAESAR, Aeneas advancing left, #281 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 458-1, Africa, AR-denarius, CAESAR, Aeneas advancing left, #2
avers:- Diademed Venus Head Right,
revers:- CAESAR, Aeneas advancing left, holding palladium and carrying Anchises on his shoulder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,5mm, weight: 3,33g, axes: 6h,
mint: Military mint travelling with Caesar in North Africa, date: 47-46 B.C., ref: Crawford-458/1, Sydneham-1013,
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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 458-1, Africa, AR-denarius, CAESAR, Aeneas advancing left, #3101 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 458-1, Africa, AR-denarius, CAESAR, Aeneas advancing left, #3
avers:- Diademed Venus Head Right,
revers:- CAESAR, Aeneas advancing left, holding palladium and carrying Anchises on his shoulder.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-19mm, weight: 3,23g, axes: 6h,
mint: Military mint travelling with Caesar in North Africa, date: 47-46 B.C., ref: Crawford-458/1, Sydneham-1013,
Q-003
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001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 468-1, Spanish, AR-denarius, CAESAR, Gallia and Gaulish captive seated,333 views001 Caesar (100-44 B.C.), Crawf 468-1, Spanish, AR-denarius, CAESAR, Gallia and Gaulish captive seated,
avers: No legends, Diademed head of Venus right, Cupid on her shoulder.
revers: Gallia and Gaulish captive seated beneath trophy of Gallic arms, CAESAR below.
exerg: -/-//CAESAR, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,92g, axes: 5h,
mint: Spanish, date: 46-45 B.C., ref: Crawford-468/1, Sydneham-1014,
Q-001
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001 Julius Caesar AR Denarius21 viewsDivus Julius Caesar Denarius. 40 BC. Q Voconius Vitulus, quaestor. 20.39 mm 3.36 g
Obv:Laureate head right
Rev: Q•VOCONIVS above, S-C to sides, VITVLVS•Q / DESIG below, bull-calf advancing left.
Crawford 526/4, Sydenham 1133. Ex: Frank Robinson.




Of all of my coins, this one depicts the Roman figure best known. The famous Julius Caesar was famous during his own time as a victorious general and able statesman. He was dictator for five year after which he was murdered. You can still see the place where he was murdered if you visit the Forum of Rome. His assassination was supposed to restore the republic, but after a nasty civil war Octavian, later Augustus, would come to power and rule successfully until his death.

This coin was not minted in Julius Caesar's lifetime. It was instead minted about 4 years after his death. This is a divus issue. That is, it depicts Julius caesar as a god. It has been speculated that one of the reasons that he was assassinated was because he put his own portrait on coins. The obverse of coins was to be used for gods or kings. It was seen by some that Julius Caesar was naming himself king. Rome had a bad history with kings and this idea was unacceptable. One irony is that after the assassination, Brutus, one of the assassins, put his own portrait on coins.
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001 Julius Caesar. AR denarius 4.5gm39 views0bv: CAESAR elephant trampling serpent
rev: pontifical emplaments,simpulum,asperginum,axe and apex
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001 Orbiana Denarius49 viewsOrbiana Denarius, 3.191 g, 6h. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed & draped bust right / CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera & double cornucopiae. RSC 1mix_val
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001 Orbiana denarius but ae37 viewsOrbiana AE Denarius, 2.118 g, 1300h
SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG, diademed & draped bust right / CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera & double cornucopiae. as RSC 1 but ae.

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001 Sulla AR Denarius8 viewsL.Sulla. 84-83 BC. AR Denarius
(3.34 g).
Obv: Diademed head of Venus right; cupid with long palm branch before
Rev: Capis and lituus between two trophies.
Cr359/2; Syd 761; Cornelia 30
Forum Ancient Coins Member auctions September 2017
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001. Augustus, 27BC-14AD. AR Denarius. Ob Civis Servatos.64 viewsAR Denarius. Tarraco mint. 19 B.C.
Obv. Bare head right CAESAR AVGVSTVS

Rev. OB CIVIS SERVATOS below and above wreath.

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

Incredibly high relief, almost 2mm from the fields. Wear only on the highest curls. Assigned to Tarraco by style based on work by Richard Prideauxin Triton XI.
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001. Julius Caesar108 viewsJulius Caesar. 49-48 BC. AR Denarius (18mm, 3.60 g). Military mint traveling with Caesar. Elephant walking right, trampling on serpent / Simpulum, sprinkler, axe (surmounted by a wolf’s head), and priest’s hat. Crawford 443/1; CRI 9; Sydenham 1006; RSC 49. VF, toned
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001. MARK ANTONY156 viewsJULIUS CAESAR and MARK ANTONY. 43 BC.

Hardly any of his assassins survived Caesar for more than three years, or died a natural death. They were all condemned, and they perished in various ways---some by shipwreck, some in battle; some took their own lives with the self-same dagger with which they had impiously slain Caesar.

Fourré Denarius (19mm, 3.63 gm).

Obv: Bare head of Mark Antony right; lituus behind
Rev: Laureate head of Julius Caesar right, jug behind.
Ref: Crawford 488/1; CRI 118; Sydenham 1165; RSC 2. Near VF, porous, several large breaks in plating revealing the copper core.
Source: Ex Classical Numismatic Group 55 (13 September 2000), lot 1087.
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 105 lot 141 229/150
BFBV

I don't usually buy fourres; but in reality, I have no chance of owning this popular type given my budget.
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0010 - Denarius Septimius Severus 207 AC25 viewsObv/SEVERVS PIVS AVG, S.Severus head, laureate, r.
Rev/RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Roma seated l. on shield, holding palladium and spear.

Ag, 19.1mm, 3.37g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVa/288 [C] - RCV 6358 - RSC 606 - BMCRE 221, 359
ex-Jean Elsen et Fils
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0011 - Denarius Trajan 101-2 AC21 viewsObv/IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, Trajan laureate head r., togate l. shoulder.
Rev/(PM TR P) COS IIII PP, Victory standing to front, head turned l., half-draped, holding wreath and palm.

Ag, 18.9mm, 3.32g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/58 [C] - BMCRE 115 - RSC 240
ex-Jean Elsen et Fils
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0012 - Denarius Postumia 81 BC60 viewsObv/HISPAN, veiled head of Hispania r.
Rev/A ALBIN S N, togate figure standing l. between legionary eagle and consular fasces, POST A F in ex.

Ag, 20.0mm, 3.88g
Moneyer: Postumius Albinus.
Mint: Rome aux.
RRC 372/2 [dies o/r: 198/220] - Syd.746 - RCV 297 - RSC Postumia 8 - Calicó 1216 - Cohen Postumia 7 - BMCRR 2839
ex-Incineratio Roma (vcoins)
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0013 - Denarius Domitian 81 AC37 viewsObv/IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG PM, Domitian laureate head r.
Rev/TR P COS VII DES VIII PP, throne with semicircular back, covered.

Ag, 17.7mm, 3.40g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IIa/67 [R] - RIC II/17 - BMCRE 17 - RSC 573
ex-Ancient Numismatic Enterprise (vcoins)
ex-CNG
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0014 - Denarius Anonymous 209-8 BC117 viewsObv/Helmeted head of Roma r., X behind.
Rev/Dioscuri riding r., stars above their heads, dolphin below, ROMA in ex.

Ag, 19.0mm, 4.17g
Moneyer: anonymous.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 80/1a [dies o/r: 40/50] - BMCRR 423 - Syd. 214 - Calicó 20 - RCV 39 - RSC 20k
ex-Kuenker, auction 124, lot 8237
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0015 - Denarius Annia 82-1 BC55 viewsObv/C ANNI T F T N PRO COS EX S C, draped bust of Anna Perenna r., hair in a knot, winged caduceus behind, scale before, dot below.
Rev/Victory in galloping quadriga r., Q above, L FABI L F HISP in ex.

Ag, 19.2mm, 3.82g
Moneyer: Annius Luscus, L Fabius Hispaniensis.
Mint: Hispania.
RRC 366/1b [dies o/r: 18/(20)] - Syd.748a - BMCRR 352 - - Cohen Annia 1 - Calicó 116 - RCV 289 - RSC Annia 2a
ex-Kuenker, auction 124, lot 8326
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0016 - Denarius Cornelia 56 BC45 viewsObv/Head of Hercules r. in lion skin, SC and TAS in monogram behind, below winged paws.
Rev/Globe between jeweled wreath and three triumphal wreaths.

Ag, 19.9mm, 3.74g
Moneyer: Faustus Cornelius Sulla.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 426/4a [dies o/r: 33/37] - Syd. 882 - BMCRR 3912 - Cohen Cornelia 49 - Calicó 498 - RCV 385 - RSC Cornelia 61
ex-Kuenker, auction 124, lot 8390
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0017 - Denarius Octavian 30-29 BC50 viewsObv/Octavian head as Apollo, laureate, r.
Rev/IMP CAESAR, rostral column surmonted by cloaked figure (Octavian?), r. holding spear, l. parazonium.

Ag, 20.1mm, 3.47g
Mint: Rome.
RIC I/271 [S] - BMCRE 633 - BMCRR 4349 - RCV 1559 - Cohen (Imp.) 124 - Cohen (Rep.) 86 - Calicó 686 - RSC Augustus 124
ex-Kuenker, auction 124, lot 8598
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0018 - Denarius Thoria 105 BC50 viewsObv/ISMR, head of Juno Sospita r. in goat skin.
Rev/Bull charging r., C above, THORIVS below, BALBVS in ex.

Ag, 20.0mm, 3.93g
Moneyer: L. Thorius Balbus.
Mint: Gallia Cisalpina.
RRC 316/1 [dies o/r: 450/562] - Syd. 598 - BMCRR 1615 - Calicó 1300 - Cohen Thoria 1 - RCV 192 - RSC Thoria 1
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0019 - Denarius Herennia 108-7 BC34 viewsObv/PIETAS, laureate head of Pietas r., control letter below chin.
Rev/M • HERENNI, Amphinomus carrying his father r.

Ag, 18.8mm, 3.88g
Moneyer: M. Herennius.
Mint: South Italiy (Reggio?)
RRC 308/1a [dies o/r: 120/(150)] - Syd. 567 - BMCRR 1231 - Calicó 615 - Cohen Herennia 1 - RCV 185 - RSC Herennia 1
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf 544-26, LEG-XII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, praetorian galley right, Before and After the Cleaning115 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), AR-denarius, Crawf 544-26, LEG-XII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-XII, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, praetorian galley right.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight: 3,39g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: 32-31 B.C., ref: Crawford-544/26, Sydneham-1230, RSC-41,
Before and After the Cleaning
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-14, AR-denarius, LEG-II, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,56 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-14, AR-denarius, LEG-II, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-II, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,29g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: 32-31 B.C., ref: Crawford-544/14, Sydneham-1216, RSC-27, BMCRR East 185-225; Babelon: Antonia 101; Sydenham 1212 ; Catalli 2001,886.
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-15, AR-denarius, LEG-III, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,67 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-15, AR-denarius, LEG-III, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-III, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18,5-20mm, weight: 2,89g, axes: 9h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: B.C., ref: Crawford- 544/15, Sydneham-1217, RSC-28,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-17, AR-denarius, LEG-IV, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,89 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-17, AR-denarius, LEG-IV, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-IV, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 3,36g, axes: 7h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: B.C., ref: Crawford- 544/17, Sydneham-1219, RSC-30,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-19, AR-denarius, LEG-VI, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,132 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-19, AR-denarius, LEG-VI, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-VI, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow. Nice Countermark above the galley.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18mm, weight: 3,35g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: B.C., ref: Crawford- 544/19, Sydneham-1223, RSC-33,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-21, AR-denarius, LEG-VIII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,57 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-21, AR-denarius, LEG-VIII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-VIII, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,47g, axes: 10h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: B.C., ref: Crawford-544/21, Sydneham-1225, RSC-35,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-25, AR-denarius, LEG-XI, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,55 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-25, AR-denarius, LEG-XI, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-XI, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5mm, weight: 3,29g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: B.C., ref: Crawford-544/25, Sydneham-1229, RSC-39,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-26, AR-denarius, LEG-XII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,84 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-26, AR-denarius, LEG-XII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-XII, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight: 3,39g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: 32-31 B.C., ref: Crawford-544/26, Sydneham-1230, RSC-41,
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-26, AR-denarius, LEG-XII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,157 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-26, AR-denarius, LEG-XII, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-XII, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 17-18,5mm, weight: 3,39g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: 32-31 B.C., ref: Crawford-544/26, Sydneham-1230, RSC-41,
After Cleaning
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-30, AR-denarius, LEG-XV, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,120 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-30, AR-denarius, LEG-XV, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-XV, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 16,8-17mm, weight: 2,72g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: 32-31 B.C., ref: Crawford-544/30, Sydneham-1235, RSC-47,
Q-001
"Legion XV Apollinaris was raised by Caesar in Gallia Cisalpina in 53 BC. In the time of Augustus-Tiberius the legion was stationed in Ljubljana, then in Carnuntum and later in Alexandria and took part in the Jewish War and the capture of Jerusalem. In the 2nd and 3rd century the legion fought mainly in the East against the Parthians."
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001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-35, AR-denarius, LEG-XIX, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,111 views001a Marc Antony ( 83-30 B.C.), Crawf 544-35, AR-denarius, LEG-XIX, ANT AVG III VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley right,
avers:- LEG-XIX, legionary eagle (aquila) between two standards.
revers:- ANT-AVG-III-VIR•R•P•C•, Praetorian galley sailing right, mast with banners at prow.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,44g, axes: 5h,
mint: Legionary Denarius, date: 32-31 B.C., ref: Crawford-544/35, Sydneham-1242, RSC-55,
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002 - Trajan (98-117 AD), denarius - RIC 4959 viewsObv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right.
Rev: P M TR P COS IIII P P, Hercules, nude, standing facing on pedestal with club, apple and lion skin.
Minted in Rome 101-103 AD.
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002 a Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Octavianus, Crawford 540-2, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS·ITER·ET·TER·DESIG Tetrastyle temple, DIVO·IVL, Rare!!!,423 views002 a Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), Octavianus, Crawford 540-2, Rome, AR-Denarius, COS·ITER·ET·TER·DESIG Tetrastyle temple, DIVO·IVL, Rare!!!,
Octavianus. Denarius, mint moving with Octavian 36 B.C.,
avers:- IMP·CAESAR·DIVI·F·III·VIR· ITER·R·P·C Head of Octavian r., slightly bearded.
revers:- COS·ITER·ET·TER·DESIG Tetrastyle temple within which veiled figure standing facing and holding lituus ; on architrave, DIVO·IVL and within pediment, star.
exerg: -/-//--, diameter: 18mm, weight: 3,89g, axis:- 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 36 B.C., ref: Crawford 540-2, Sydenham-1338,
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002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 040a, Spain, AR-Denarius, OB CIVIS SERVATOS, oak-wreath, Rare!330 views002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 040a, Spain, AR-Denarius, OB CIVIS SERVATOS, oak-wreath, Rare!
avers:-AVGVSTVS-CAESAR, Rare head right.
revers:-OB-CIVIS SERVATOS, oak-wreath with ties erect in centre.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 18,5-20,5mm, weight: 3,60g, axis: 6h,
mint: Spain, date: 19-18 B.C., ref: RIC I 40a, C-210,
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002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 079a, Colonia-Patricia, AR-Denarius, Shield within wreath inscribed with SPQR/CLV,305 views002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 079a, Colonia-Patricia, AR-Denarius, Shield within wreath inscribed with SPQR/CLV,
avers:-CAESAR-AVGVSTVS, Bare head right.
revers:-OB-CIVIS-SERVATOS, Shield within wreath inscribed with SPQR/CLV.
exe:-/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,5mm, weight: 3,38g, axis: 6h,
mint: Colonia-Patricia, date: 19 B.C., ref: RIC I 79a, C-,
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002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 119, Spain, AR-Denarius, Temple with four columns, S•P-Q•R across the field,307 views002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 119, Spain, AR-Denarius, Temple with four columns, S•P-Q•R across the field,
avers:- CAESARI-AVGVSTO, Laureate head right.
revers:- No legend, Temple with four columns, currus with legionary eagle within, S•P-Q•R across the field.
exe:S•P/Q•R//--, diameter: 18-19mm, weight: 3,35g, axis: 7h,
mint: Spain, date: 18 B.C., ref: RIC I 119, C-279,
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002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), RIC I 207, Lugdunum, AR-Denarius, AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, C L CAESARES, Gaius and Lucius standing front,319 views002 Augustus (63 B.C.-14 A.D.), AR-Denarius, RIC I 207, Lugdunum, AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT C L CAESARES, Gaius and Lucius standing front,
avers:-CAESAR-AVGVSTVS-DIVI-F-PATER-PATRIAE, Laureate head right.
revers:- AVGVSTI-F-COS-DESIG-PRINC-IVVENT-C-L-CAESARES, Gaius and Lucius standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield, a spear, and in field above, a lituus right and simpulum left (in "b9"-like formation).
exerg: -/-//C L CAESARES, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 2 B.C.-4 A.D., ref: RIC-207, C-43,
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002 Augustus AR Denarius45 viewsAugustus (27 BC-AD 14), Denarius, Uncertain Spanish mint (Colonia Patricia?), 17-16 BC, (19 mm 3.73 g).
Obv: Bare head right
Rev: Augustus, Capricorn right, holding globe attached to rudder between front hooves; cornucopia above its back.
RIC I 126; RSC 21 SRCV (2000) 1592.
Purchased October 28, 2016 from vcoins store London Coin Galleries Ltd.




Although Augustus was the second Caesar covered by Suetonius, he really was the first ruler of the new Roman empire. Originally known by the name Octavian, he became Augustus as the new ruler of the empire.

The coin below is special to me for two reasons. First, I love the
anepigraphic (no legend) obverse. I feel this gives an elegant look to the portrait and make the portrait the focus of the coin. Many emperors were very particular as to how their images appeared on their coins and Augustus was no exception. It is difficult to tell when a coin of Augustus was issued by the portrait alone because his portraits did not age very much from his beginnings as emperor until his death.

Another reason I like this coin is the reverse. It depicts a Capricorn with globe and rudder. These devices appear on other coins of Augustus, and other emperors used them as well. Augustus would be associated with the image of the Capricorn for much of his rule.

Although this is not a perfect coin because of its imperfect flan shape, the combination of a great portrait and the Capricorn meant I had to have it.
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002 AUGUSTUS AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT6 viewsEMPEROR: Augustus
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE. laureate head right
REVERSE: AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT, C L CAESARES below, Gaius & Lucius standing front, each with a hand resting on a round shield, a spear, & in field above, a lituus right & simpulum left (in "b9"-like formation)
DATE: 2 BC - ca 13 AD
MINT: Lugdunum
WEIGHT: 3.63 g
RIC: I.207 (C)
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002 Augustus. AR denarius 3.7gm32 viewsobv: CAESAR AVGVSTVS bare head r.
rev: SIGNIS RECEPTIS Aquila and standard flanking SPQR, shield inscribed CLV
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002 Brutus AR Denarius11 viewsMarcus Junius Brutus (54 BC). AR denarius
(20.36 mm 4.04 g.). Rome.
Obv: Head of Libertas right
Rev: The consul Lucius Junius Brutus walking left between two lictors, carrying axes over their shoulders, and preceded by an accensus; BRVTVS in exergue.
Crawford 433/1. Sydenham 906. RSC Junia 31.
Purchased March 23, 2017 from Munzenkontor Kornbum on MA-Shops
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002 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Trajan and Hadrian standing vis-à-vis64 viewsReference
Strack 1; RIC 2b; C. 1009

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO OPT AVG GER DAC.
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front.

Rev. PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P
Trajan standing, delivering globe to Hadrian standing, left facing him; both are laureate and togate and hold rolls in their left hands.

2.89 gr
18 mm
6h
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002 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Trajan and Hadrian standing vis-à-vis59 viewsReference.
Strack 1; RIC 2b Var.bust; RSC 1009b

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC.
Laureate bust right, slight drapery.

Rev. PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P
Trajan and Hadrian standing vis-à-vis, holding globe between them, and each holding a volumen.

3.12 gr
18 mm
6h
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0020 - Denarius Hadrian 137 AC14 viewsObv/HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP, Hadrian laureate head r.
Rev/MONETA AVG, Moneta standing l., holding scales and cornucopiae.

Ag, 18.7mm, 3.27g
Mint: Rome.
RIC III/256 [C] - RCV3507 - BMCRE677 (nota) - RSC965
ex-Jean Elsen et Fils, auction 91, lot 249
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0021 - Denarius Augustus 15-13 BC45 viewsObv/AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Augustus head, bare, r.
Rev/IMP X, Apollo Citharoedus in long drapery, standing l., r. holding plectrum, l. lyre, ACT in ex.

Ag, 19.0mm, 3.46g
Mint: Lugdunum.
RIC I/171a [C] - RCV 1611 - BMCRE 416 - BMCRR Gaul 175 - RSC 144 - Calicó 828
ex-Meister & Sonntag, auction S2, lot 207
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0022 - Denarius Domitian 80 AC108 viewsObv/CAESAR DIVI F DOMOTIANVS COS VIII, Domitian laureate head r.
Rev/PRINCEPTS (IVV)ENTVTIS, goat standing l. in laurel-wreath.

Ag, 19.1mm, 3.30g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IIa/267 [C] - RCV 2675 - BMCRE 88 - RSC 390
ex-Meister & Sonntag, auction S2, lot 219
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0023 - Denarius Trajan 98-9 AC23 viewsObv/IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, Trajan laureate head r.
Rev/PM TR P COS II PP, Abundantia seated l., holding sceptre, on chair with crossed cornucopiae arms; fold of drapery over lap.

Ag, 18.9mm, 3.10g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/1 [C] - RSC 206 - BMCRE 36
ex-Meister & Sonntag, auction S2, lot 225
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0024 - Denarius Volteia 78 BC31 viewsObv/Laureate head of Jupiter r.
Rev/Capitoline temple, tetrastyle; M VOLTEI M F in ex.

Ag, 18.9mm, 3.94g
Moneyer: M. Volteius M.f.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 385/1 [dies o/r: 70/78] - Syd. 774 - RCV 312 - RSC Volteia 1 - Cohen Volteia 1
ex-Sayles & Lavender
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0025 - Denarius Tiberius 14-37 AC34 viewsObv/TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, Tiberius laureate head r.
Rev/PONTIF MAXIM, female figure (Livia or Pax) seated r., r. holding long vertical sceptre, l. branch, on chair with plain legs above double line.

Ag, 19.0mm, 3.70g
Mint: Lugdunum.
RIC I/26 [C] - RCV 1763 - BMCRE 34 - CBN 16 - RSC 16
ex-Áureo, auction 25 apr 2007, lot 1019
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0026 - Denarius Hadrian 117 AC15 viewsObv/IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA, Hadrian laureate head r., with drapery on l. shoulder.
Rev/PARTH F DIVI NER NEP PM TR P COS, PIETAS on field, Pietas standing l. raising r. hand.

Ag, 20.05mm, 3.32g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/13a [C] - RSC 1023 - BMCRE 31
ex-Áureo, auction 25 apr 2007, lot 1029
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0027 - Denarius Mark Antony 32-1 BC45 viewsObv/Ship r., with sceptre tied with fillet on prow; above ANT AVG; below, III VIR RPC
Rev/Eagle between two standards, LEG XII below.

Ag, 18.8mm, 3.42g
Mint: Patra
RRC 544/26 [dies o/r: 864/960 (all var.)] - Syd.1230 - Calicó 193
ex-Áureo, auction 25 apr 2007, lot 2045
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0028 - Denarius Antoninus Pius 158-9 AC18 viewsObv/ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P XXII, Antoninus Pius laureate head r.
Rev/TEMPLVM DIV AVG REST, octastyle temple in which are seated statues of Divus Augustus and Livia.

Ag, 17.0mm, 3.30g
Mint: Rome.
RIC III/290a [S] - RSC 804 - BMCRE 939
ex-Pars Coins (vcoins)
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0029 - Denarius Vibia 89-8 BC47 viewsObv/Laureate head of Apollo r.; PANSA behind, below control mark.
Rev/Minerva in quadriga r., holding spear and reins in l. and trophy in r.; C VIBIVS C F in ex.

Ag, 18.2mm, 3.90g
Moneyer: C.Vibius C.f. Pansa
Mint: Rome.
RRC 342/5b [dies o/r: 988/1097 (3b-5b)]
ex-LHS Numismatik, auction 100, lot 389
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003 - Lucilla (163-181 AD), denarius - RIC 75938 viewsObv: LVCILLA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA, Concordia enthroned left, holding patera and double cornucopia.
Minted in Rome 166-169 AD.
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003 Pompeius Rufus AR Denarius 6 viewsQ. Pompeius Rufus, 54 v.Chr.,
AR Denar.
3.83 g
Obv: Curule chair between arrow and laurel branch.
Rev: .Curule chair between lituus and wreath.
Alb.1364, Craw.434/2
Emporium Hamburg Numismatics E-auction 532 Lot 50 August 18, 2017
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003 TIBERIUS 4 viewsEMPEROR:Tiberius
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, laureate head right
REVERSE: PONTIF MAXIM, Livia, as Pax, holding long sceptre & olive branch, seated right on throne with ornate legs, single line below
DATE: Ad 14-37
MINT: Lugdunum
WEIGHT: 3.59 g
RIC: I.30 (C)
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003 Tiberius AR Denarius48 viewsTiberius, 14-37 Denarius Lugdunum circa 15-16, AR (18.55 mm., 3.85 g).
Obv: TI CAESAR DIVI - AVG F AVGVSTVS Laureate head r.
Rev: TR POT XVII IMP VII Tiberius holding branch and eagle-tipped scepter in triumphal quadriga r.
RIC 4. C 48.
Ex: Naville Numismatics Auction #25 Lot #407 September 25, 2016




Tiberius was the third of "The Twelve Caesars" as described in the Lives of the Caesars by Suetonius. He is well known as the emperor who would groom the next emperor, Gaius (more commonly known as Caligula).The denarii of Tiberius are sometimes referred to as boring by some collectors. One reason is that there were only a few types of denarii issued. By far the most common is the one that many refer to as "The Tribute Penny" of the bible.It must be said however that there are minor variations in the design of the reverse on the Tribute Penny and there are collectors who try to get as many variations as possible. The denarius below is much less common.

The reverse is very similar to a reverse on a coin of Augustus. This coin features Augustus on the obverse and Tiberius on the reverse in a quadriga. These denarii of Tiberius do appear from time to time, but when they do there is quite a bit of competition for them as they represent an alternative denarius to the Tribute Penny.
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003. Denarius.9 viewsDenarius, ca 211-206 BC, Rome mint.
Obverse: Helmeted head of Roma, X behind.
Reverse: ROMA / The Dioscuri on galloping horses, crescent above.
4 .05 gm., 20 mm.
Syd. #314; RSC #20i; Sear #39.
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003.Vaspasian 69-79 AD16 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 74 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG,laureate head right.
Rev: PON MAX TR P COS V, Vespasian seated right on a curule chair, feet on stool with branch at left & scepter in right.
Size: 19mm; 3.2 gms
Ref: RIC II- 77
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0030 - Denarius Caecilia 81 BC30 viewsObv/Head of Pietas r. wearing diadem; before, stork.
Rev/Jug and lituus, IMPER in ex. Laurel-wreath border.

Ag, 19.5mm, 3.76g
Moneyer: Q. Caecilius Metellus Pius.
Mint: North Italy.
RRC 374/2 [dies o/r: 30/33] - BMCRR Spain 47 - Syd. 751 - RSC Caecilia 44 - RCV 302
ex-Gerhard Hirsch, auction 250/1, lot 796
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0031 - Denarius Cupienna 147 BC38 viewsObv/Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind cornucopiae, before X.
Rev/Dioscuri r., below L CUP, ROMA in ex.

Ag, 19.0mm, 4.34g
Moneyer: L.Cupiennus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 218/1 [dies o/r: 73/91] - RSC Cupienna 1 - Syd. 404
ex-Hess-Divo, auction 307, lot 1442
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0032 - Denarius Marcia 134 BC31 viewsObv/Helmeted head of Roma r., behind modius, before crossed X.
Rev/Victory in biga r., holding reins in l. and whip in r. hand; below M MAR C, below RO MA divided by two grain ears.

Ag, 19.7mm, 3.79g
Moneyer: M.Marcius Mn.f.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 245/1 [dies o/r: 120/150] - BMCRR 1008 - Syd. 500.
ex-Valencia Coin Market 20 may 2007
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0033 - Denarius Postumia 131 BC55 viewsObv/Helmeted head or Roma r., nehind apex, before crossed X.
Rev/Mars in quadriga r., holding spear, shield and reins in l. and trophy in r. hand; below L POST ALB, ROMA in ex.

Ag, 20.0mm, 3.92g
Moneyer: L.Postumius Albinus (son)
Mint: Rome.
RRC 252/1 [dies o/r: 47/59] - BMCRR Rome 1129 - RSC Postumia 1 - Syd. 472
ex-Münzen & Medaillen, auction 28 may 207, lot 1310
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0034 - Denarius Postumia 81 BC42 viewsObv/Bust of Diana r., draped, with bow and quiver over shoulder; above brucanium.
Rev/A POST A F S N ALBIN, rock on which stands lighted altar, bull on l., togate figure holding aspergillum over bull on r.

Ag, 19.8mm, 3.95g
Moneyer: A.Postumius A.f. S.n Albinus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 372/1 [dies o/r: 90/100] - BMCRR Rome 2836 - RSC Postumia 7 - Syd. 745.
ex-Herbert Grün, auction 47, lot 1594
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0035 - Denarius Cassius 63 BC64 viewsObv/Head of Vesta l. wearing veil and diadem; on l. dish, on l. control letter.
Rev/Voter l., dropping tablet marked V into cista; on r., LONGIN III V.

Ag, 22.1mm, 3.89g
Moneyer: L.Cassius Longinus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 413/1 [dies o/r: 94/104] - BMCRR Rome 3931 - RSC Cassia 10 - Syd. 935.
ex-Tkalec, auction 27 apr 2007, lot 156
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0036 - Denarius Cassia 55 BC70 viewsObv/Head of Genius Populi Romani r. with sceptre over shoulder.
Rev/Eagle on thunderbolt r., on l. lituus, on r. jug, below Q CASSIVS.

Ag, 19.4mm, 3.59g
Moneyer: Q. Cassius Longinus
Mint: Rome.
RRC 428/3 [dies o/r: 126/140] - BMCRR Rome 3868 - RSC Cassia 7 - Syd. 916
ex-Tkalec, auction 27 apr 2007, lot 162
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0037 - Denarius Carisia 46 BC42 viewsObv/ Head of Sibyl r.
Rev/ Sphinx r.; above, T CARISIVS; in ex., III VIR.

Ag, 17.7 mm, 3.73 g
Moneyer: T. Carisius
Mint: Rome.
RRC RRC 464/1 [dies o/r: 117/130] - BMCRR Rome 4060 - RSC Carisia 10 - Syd. 983 - Calicó 389
ex-Baldwin’s, Argentum auction A207, lot 608
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0038 - Denarius Hadrian 119 AC10 viewsObv/IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, Hadrian head laureate r., draped on l. shoulder.
Rev/PM TR P COS III, VOT PUB in field, Pietas veiled standing r. raising both hands.

Ag, 18.7mm, 2.63g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/141b [C] - BMCRE 324 - RCV 3549 - RSC 1477
ex-Valencia Coin Market, 20 may 2007
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0039 - Denarius Hadrian 136 AC34 viewsObv/HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP, Hadrian head laureate r.
Rev/NILVS, Nilus reclining l., leaning on sphinx, holding cornucopiae and reed; in front, hippopotamus, below, crocodile.

Ag, 18.06mm, 2.59g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/310 [S] - RCV 3508 - BMCRE 862 - RSC 991.
ex-WCNC (vcoins)
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004 - Septimus Severus (193-211 AD), denarius - RIC 6353 viewsObv: L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V, laureated bust right.
Rev: PART ARAB PART ADIAB, two bound captives each sitting on shield, between them a trophy. COS II P P in eregue.
Minted in Rome 195 AD.

This coin refer to Severus´victory over the Arabians and Adiabenians, maybe in the civil war against Pescennius Niger.
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004 Gaius (Caligula) AR Denarius37 viewsSH86638. Silver denarius, RIC I 16 (R2, Rome), RSC I 2, Lyon 167, BnF II 21, BMCRE I 17, cf. SRCV I 1807 (aureus), VF, toned, attractive portraits, bumps and marks, some pitting, lamination defects, ex jewelry, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, weight 3.443g, maximum diameter 18.2mm, die axis 180o, 2nd emission, 37 - 38 A.D.; obverse C CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR POT (counterclockwise from lower right), laureate head of Caligula right; reverse DIVVS AVG PATER PATRIAE (counterclockwise from lower right), radiate head of Divus Augustus right; ex Classical Numismatic Group, e-auction 69 (23 July 2003), lot 90
Ex: Forum Ancient coins, March 2, 2018.


This is my second denarius of Gaius. I was extremely happy to get this one. I know the surfaces are a bit rough, but it is still a VF example of a rare coin. Denarii of Caligula do not show up for sale very often outside of large auction houses. When they do appear they are often very expensive. I waited for about 2 1/2 years for a coin like this to show up. As soon as it did I bought it.

I want to share a quick word about where I bought this coin. It was a purchase from Forum Ancient Coins. Coins are guaranteed authentic for eternity, and the service is second to none. Forum is also an incredible source of information concerning ancient coins. If you have a question about ancient coins, chances are that question has been asked and answered on Forum Ancient Coins. Many experts frequent this site and they are always willing to share their expertise.

Anyone trying to assemble a set of the 12 Caesars in silver will need to find a denarius of Gaius. His is one of the most difficult to add along with denarii of Claudius and Otho. It has also been suggested by some that it is the fault of 12 Caesars collectors that drives the prices so high. While true that there is a lot of competition for these coins when they appear, it is also true that there are alternatives to the denarii of Gaius. One popular choice is the Vesta As. These are quite common and can be had in nice condition for reasonable prices.

On the obverse we have the typical portrait of Gaius, while on the reverse we see a portrait of his great grandfather Augustus. Augustus is depicted as a Divus or god. The reverse legend "Pater Patriae" refers to Augustus as the father of the country. One reason Augustus was on the reverse was to remind the people of Rome of their emperor's connection to the Julio-Claudian ruling dynasty.

Why are denarii of Gaius so scarce? One explanation is has to do with Gresham's law or bad money drives out good money. The theory is that the monetary reforms of Nero, which debased to coinage in both weight and fineness, caused people to hoard the older more valuable coins of emperors like Caligula and Claudius. The problem with this explanation is that there are plenty of "tribute penny" denarii of Tiberius. The other possibility is that perhaps smaller numbers of Gaius' denarii were originally minted. Maybe there was already enough silver coinage circulating and therefore fewer were needed. Whatever the real reason, we are unlikely to ever get a satisfactory answer.
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004 Hadrian Denarius 117 AD Trajan and Hadrian standing vis-à-vis eastern mint16 viewsReference.
Strack *3; Paris 4616

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front.

Rev. PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P ADOPTIO in exergue
Trajan holding with both hands, Hadrian's right hand; left hand on hip

2.73 gr
18 mm
6h

Note.
This early series celebrates the adoption of Hadrian by Trajan, therefore legitimizing Hadrian's succession to the people.
on Rome Mint Trajan or both would hold a volumen/rolls
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004 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Concordia22 viewsReference
Strack 3; RIC 4c var RIC II, -- (cf. RIC II, 4c but unlisted with this bust type); C.250

Obv: IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC.
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest.

Rev: PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P in exergue CONCORD.
Concordia seated left, patera in right hand, resting left elbow on statue of Spes standing on cippus, cornucopiae under chair.

3.0 gr.
18 mm
11h
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004 Tiberius. AR denarius 3.7gm59 viewsobv: TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS laur. head r.
rev: PONTIF MAXIM female fig. seated r. holding long vertical scepter.
l. branches, chair legs are ornamental with line below
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004.Titus 79-81 AD41 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 80 AD
Obv: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM,Laureate head of Titus right.
Rev: TRP IX IMP XV COS VIII PP, Two captives seated left and right, back to back, between them, trophy composed of cuirass, helmet, and oblong shields,the captive on left is a woman, draped, hooded, and rests head on right hand; the captive on right is a man, naked,and has his hands bound behind his back.
Ref: RIC II-102
Possible Judea Capta type,Hendin-778;Meshorer TJC,Supplement 5,Type I
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0040 - Denarius Hadrian 136 AC13 viewsObv/HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP, Hadrian bare head r.
Rev/HISPANIA, Hispania reclining l., holding branch and resting l. arm on rock; in front of her, a rabbit.

Ag, 18.0mm, 3.25g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/305a [C]
ex-Numismática Pliego, auction 38, lot 237
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0041 - Denarius Trajan 113 AC13 viewsObv/IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP, Trajan head laureate r., draped.
Rev/SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Genius standing l., holding patera and ears of grain.

Ag, 19.6mm, 3.10g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/275 [C]
ex-Jean Elsen et Fils, auction 92, lot 225
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0042 - Denarius Antoninus Pius 140 AC31 viewsObv/ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP, Antoninus Pius laureate head r.
Rev/TR P COS III, ITALIA in ex., Italia, towered, seated l. on globe, holding cornucopiae and sceptre.

Ag, 18.0mm, 3.36g
Mint: Rome.
RIC III/98c [C] - RCV 4088 - BMCRE 246 - RSC 466
ex-Freeman & Sear, lot R6690
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0043 - Denarius Plaetoria 67 BC25 viewsObv/ Head of Cybele r.; behind, forepart of lion; before, globe; behind CESTIANVS downwards; before, SC downwards. Bead and reel border.
Rev/ M PLAETORIVS AED CVR EX SC; curule chair; control mark on l. Bead and reel border.

Ag, 19.0 mm, 3.82 g
Moneyer: M. Plaetorius Cestianus
Mint: Rome
RRC 409/2 [dies o/r: (49)/54] - BMCRR Rome 3574
ex-DNW, auction june 2007, lot 351
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0044 - Denarius Augustus 18 BC28 viewsObv/CAESARI AVGVSTO, Augustus head laureate r.
Rev/SP QR, to l. and r. of domed tetrastyle temple, in which triumphal currus stands r., shaft up, containing eagle and four miniature galloping horses.

Ag, 20.0mm, 3.55g
Mint: Colonia patricia (?)
RIC I/119 [S] - BMCRE 385
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0045 - Denarius Augustus 21 BC20 viewsObv/AVGVSTVS, Augustus bare head r.
Rev/IOVI OLV, to l. and r. of hexastyle temple with round shield in pediment and palmettes on top.

Ag, 19.0mm, 3.00g
Mint: North Peloponnese (?)
RIC I/472 [S] - BMCRE 666 (=BMCRR East 257) - RSC 182.
ex-DNW, auction 20 june 2007, lot 387
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0046 - Denarius Licinia 47 BC35 viewsObv/Laureate head of Fides r., behind NERVA, before FIDES.
Rev/Horseman galloping r., dragging captive by the hair, A LICINI below, III VIR in field.

Ag, 18.5mm, 3.93g
Moneyer: A. Licinius Nerva.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 454/1 [dies o/r: 66/73] - Syd. 954 - RCV 430 - Calicó 891 - RSC Licinia 24.
ex-Inclinatio Roma (vcoins)
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0047 - Denarius Domitian 85 AC42 viewsObv/IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P V, Domitian laureate head r.
Rev/IMP VIIII COS XI CENS POT P P, Minerva standing r. on Columna Rostrata, holding shield and brandishing javelin, owl at feet.

Ag, 20.9mm, 3.45g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IIa/343 [R2] - Cohen 187
ex-Forum Ancient Coins, art.#15705
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0048 - Denarius anonymous 115-4 BC58 viewsObv/ Helmeted head of Roma r.; behind, X; below, ROMA.
Rev/Roma seated r. on pile of shields, holding spear; before, she-wolf r. suckling twins; two birds in the field.

Ag, 22.0mm, 3.93g
Moneyer: anonymous.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 287/1 [dies o/r: 82/102] - Syd. 530 - RCV 164 - RSC 176 - Calicó 58 - BMCRR Italy 562
ex-Numismática y Arqueología J. Antonio Salvador
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0049 - Denarius Aemilia 114-3 BC37 viewsObv/ Laureate female bust (Roma?) r., veiled and wearing diadem; before, ROMA; behind, crossed X.
Rev/ Three arches, on which stands equestrian status - horseman wears cuirass and wreath, and holds spear in r. hand; around, MN AEMILIO; between arches, L E P.

Ag, 18.5 mm, 3.85 g
Moneyer: Mn. Aemilius Lepidus
Mint: Rome
RRC 291/1 [dies o/r: 283/354 - BMCRR Italy 590
ex-Jesús Vico, auction 116, lot 3080
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005 - Septimius Severus (193-211 AD), denarius - RIC 27877 viewsObv: SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laurate bust right.
Rev: LIBERALITAS AVG VI, Liberalitas standing left, holding abacus and cornucopia.
Minted in Rome 208 AD
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005 Claudius AR Denarius75 viewsClaudius AR Denarius. 41-54 AD. Rome mint Struck 46-47 AD.
(17.28 mm 3.62 gr).
Obv: TI CLAVD CAESAR AVG P M TR P VI IMP XI, laureate head right
Rev: CONSTANTIAE AVGVSTI, Constantia seated left of curule chair, hand raised to face. RIC 32 (R2), RSC 8 BMC 31. Ex: AU Capital Management LLC



Claudius was rumoured to have been deformed in some way. This probably saved his life because no one considered him to be a threat. After the murder of Gaius Claudius apparently hid in the palace. He was found by the guards and he was proclaimed emperor.
One of his best known accomplishments was his successful invasion of England in 43 CE.

On the reverse of this coin is the figure of Constantia. She was the personification of constancy or steadiness. Since emperors often used their coins as propaganda, it is safe to assume that Claudius was trying to portray the empire as being in good hands and in untroubled condition. This would have been especially true in the case of Claudius who, one can assume, was untrusted by some as the result of his diasability.
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005 M. Porcius Cato AR denarius28 viewsM. Porcius Cato.AR Denarius Africa 47-46 BCE
(18mm., 3.57g).
Obv: M CATO PRO PR Draped female bust r.
Rev: Victory seated r., holding patera.
Babelon Porcia 9. Sydenham 1052. Sear Imperators 46. RBW –. Crawford 462/1c. SRCV 1 (2000) 1381.
Ex: The E.E. Clain-Stefanelli Collection
Naville Numismatics 29 February 26 2017 Lot # 560
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005 NERO9 viewsEMPEROR: Nero
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: NERO CAESAR AVGVSTVS Laureate head right
REVERSE: Salus seated left, holding patera, SALVS in exergue
DATE: Ad 65-66
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 3.16 g
RIC: I.60 (R)
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005 Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), RIC I 029, Lugdunum, AR-denarius, PONTIF MAXIM ,Livia, as Pax, seated right,157 views005 Tiberius (14-37 A.D.), RIC I 029, Lugdunum, AR-denarius, PONTIF MAXIM ,Livia, as Pax, seated right,
avers:- TI-CAESAR-DIVI-AVG-F-AVGVSTVS, Laureate head right.
revers:- PONTIF-MAXIM, Livia, as Pax, seated right.
exerg: -, diameter: mm, weight: g, axes: h,
mint: Lugdunum, date: 14-37 A.D., ref: RIC-29, C-15,
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005. Mn. Fonteius, Cf10 viewsDenarius, ca 85-84 BC, Auxiliary Italian mint.
Obverse: MN FONTEI CF / Bust of Vejovis with hair in loose locks; thunderbolt below; AP monogram under chin.
Reverse: Winged Cupid or Genius seated on goat; caps of the Dioscuri above; thyrsus with fillet below; all within a laurel wreath.
3.89 gm., 20 mm.
Syd. #724; RSC #Fonteia 9; Sear #271.

Vejovis was an ancient deity whose early function was forgotten. At his shrine in Rome, his statue portrayed him as a young beardless youth with a goat. By the time this coin was issued, he was identified with Pluto, the god of the underworld. He was probably a god of expiation since a goat was sacrificed to him once a year. We know from other sources that this goat sacrifice was expiatory in nature.
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005.Domitian 81-96 AD42 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 95 AD
Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P XIIII- laureate head right.
Rev: IMP XXII COS XVII CENS PPP-Minerva advancing right, with spear and shield,standing on a base.
Size: 18mm; 3.37gms
Ref: RIC II,186; (2008 RIC 766) C. 288
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0050 - Denarius Lutatia 109-8 BC33 viewsObv/Helmeted head of Roma r., before CERCO, above (RO)MA, behind crossed X.
Rev/Galley r. within oak wreath, Q LVTATI above.

Ag, 18.5mm, 3.94g
Moneyer: Q Lutatius Cerco.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 305/1 [dies o/r: 135/169] - Syd. 559 - Calicó 914 - BMCRR Italy 636 - RCV 182.
ex-Valencia Coin Fair, 29 feb 2008
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0051 - Denarius Scribonia 62 BC45 viewsObv/Diademed head of Bonus Eventus r., behind LIBO, before BON EVENT.
Rev/Well-head ornamented with garland and two lyres, tong at base, PVTEAL above, SCRIBON below.

Ag, 19.5mm, 3.42g
Moneyer: L Scribonius Libo.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 416/1b [dies o/r: 206/229] - Syd. 928 - Calicó 1247 - BMCRR Rome 3382 - RSC Scribonia 8-8b - RCV 367.
ex-Valencia Coin Fair, 29 feb 2008
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0052 - Denarius Augustus 15-13 BC13 viewsObv/AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Augustus bare head r.
Rev/Bull butting r., IMP X in ex.

Ag, 18.2mm, 3.31g
Mint: Lugdunum.
RIC I/167a [C] - RCV 1610 - BMCRE 451
ex-Valencia Coin Fair, 29 feb 2007
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0053 - Denarius Vespasian 77-8 AC30 viewsObv/(I)MP CAESAR VESPASIAN(VS AVG), Vespasian head laureate r.
Rev/Yoke of ochsen l., COS VIII in ex.

Ag, 17.5mm, 3.00g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II.1/107 [C] - RCV 2289 - BMCRE 206 - RSC 126
ex-Valencia Coin Fair, 29 feb 2008
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0054 - Denarius Vespasian 71 AC16 viewsObv/IMP CAESAR VESP AVG PM, Vespasian laureate head r.
Rev/AVGVR TRI POT, l. to r. simpulum, aspergillum, jug and lituus (emblems of the augurate and potificate).

Ag, 18.9mm, 3.19g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II.1/356 [CC] - RCV 2282 - BMCRE 64 - RSC 45
ex-Numismática Craven (Valencia Coin Fair)
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0055 - Denarius Acilia 49 BC47 viewsObv/Head of Salus r., SALVTIS behind.
Rev/MN ACILIVS III VIR VALETV, Salus standing l. holding serpent.

Ag, 20.0mm, 3.89g
Moneyer: Mn. Acilius Glabrio.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 442/1a [dies o/r: 651/723 (1a+1b)] - Syd. 922 - BMCRR Rome 3944 - RCV 412 - RSC Acilia 8, 8a - Calicó 66.
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0056 - Denarius Septimius Severus 201 AC31 viewsObv/SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of Septimius Severus r.
Rev/FUNDATOR PACIS, Septimius, veiled, standing l., holding branch and roll.

Ag, 19.0mm, 3.33g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVa/265 [C] - Cohen 205 - BMCRE p.217, 330 - RSC 205 - RCV 6282.
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0057 - Denarius Septimius Severus 201 AC35 viewsObv/SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of Septimius r.
Rev/PART MAX PM TR P VIIII, trophy and two captives.

Ag, 18.5mm, 3.37g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVa/176 [C] - Cohen 370
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0058 - Denarius Augustus 19-8 BC28 viewsObv/Oak-wreathed head of Augustus r.
Rev/CAESAR AVGVSTVS, two laurel branches.

Ag, 17.8mm, 3.60g
Mint: Colonia CaesarAugusta (?)
RIC I/33a [R2] - Calicó 709
ex-Gerhard Hirsch, auction 254/5, lot 1711
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0059 - Denarius Hadrian 136 AC9 viewsObv/HADRIANVS AVG COS III PP, Hadrian laureate head r.
Rev/AFRICA, Africa, with elephant-skin headdress, reclining l., leaning on rock, holding scorpion and cornucopiae; in front of her, basket of fruit.

Ag, 18.2mm, 3.22g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/299 [S] - BMCRE 822 - RSC 139
ex-Lockdales, auction 65, lot 706 (ex-colln. 1920s)
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006 - Caracalla (198-217 AD), denarius - RIC 12734 viewsObv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, laureate draped bust right.
Rev: FELICITAS AVGG, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.
Minted in Rome 205 AD.
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006 GALBA10 viewsEMPEROR: Galba
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: IMP SER GALBA AVG, bare head right
REVERSE: SPQR OB CS, legend in three lines within oak wreath
DATE: AD July 68 - January 69
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 3.45 g
RIC: I.167 (R)
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006 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Justitia46 viewsReference.
Strack 4; C 875; RIC 6 var.

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC
Laureate, bust right, drapery on left shoulder, seen from front.

Rev. PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P, in ex IVSTITIA
Justitia seated left, holding patera & sceptre.

3.18 gr
19 mm
11h
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006 Marc Antony AR Denarius28 viewsMarc Antony AR Denarius.
Athens, 32 BC. M. Junius Silanus, quaestor proconsul. 3.42g, 20.16 mm
Obv: ANTON AVG IMP III COS DES III V R P C, bare head of Marc Antony right
Rev: ANTONIVS AVG IMP III in two lines. Crawford 542/2; CRI 347; Sydenham 1209; RSC 2.
Ex: Manfred Swan Collection, Ex: Calgary Coin
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006 Nero AR Denarius32 viewsNero. AD 54-68. AR Denarius Rome mint. Struck AD 68.
(17.68 mm, 3.37 g)
Obv: IMP NERO CAESAR AVG P P, Laureate head right
Rev: Legionary eagle between two standards.
RIC I 68 (R2); RSC 356
Ex: CNG e-auction 370 lot 391 March 9, 2016.




The portrait on this coin is what I like to call the "Fat tyrant" portrait. Earlier coins of Nero show a much more slender and younger version. Although he did not fiddle or play the lyre while Rome burned, he did mange to spend the imperial coffers quite extravagantly. His excesses, including many building projects meant that Nero had to make the silver for coins stretch to provide ample coinage for the empire. In order to do this he debased the denarii. While they were once near 100% fineness, Nero reduced this considerably. He also reduced the weight of the denarii. This is one of the reasons why some early denarii are scarce to very rare. People hoarded or melted down the earlier denarii. This includes the coins of Nero himself. While coins of Nero after the debasement are relatively easy to find (but very popular), his earlier coins are quite difficult to find. If you are interested in Nero and see a pre-reform denarius recognize that you might not see another for a while.

This coin is also interesting because of the reverse. Notice it has both the legionary standards, and Aqilla-the legionary eagle. Vespasian was not the only one to use previous coin types. Legionary denarii were minted by Marcus Antonius. I do not know why Nero would want to recall these earlier days. However, the earlier legionary denarii were still circulating at the time of Nero's rule. they were made of poor silver and so they were exchanged many times over the years.
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006.Nerva 96-98 AD20 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 97 AD
Obv: IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP- Laureate head right.
Rev: CONCORDIA EXERCITVVM - Clasped hands, holding legionary eagle, resting on a galley prow.
Size:17.5mm;3.11 gms
Ref: RIC II- 15d
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0060 - Denarius Minucia 134 BC30 viewsObv/Helmeted head of Roma r., behind crossed X.
Rev/TI MINVCI C F on l., RO MA above, AVGVRINI on r.; 2 togate figures, one holding a simpulum, the other a lituus, standing by statue on column.

Ag, 19.0mm, 3.93g
Moneyer: Ti. Minucius C.f. Augurinus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 243/1 [dies o/r: 76/95] - RCV 120 - Syd. 494 - RSC Minucia 9 - Calicó 1026.
ex-Jean Elsen et Fils, auction 95, lot 311 (ex-colln. A.Senden)
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0061 - Denarius Petilia 43 BC31 viewsObv/ Eagle on thunderbolt r.; above, PETILLIVS; below, CAPITOLINVS.
Rev/ Temple of Jupiter Capitolinus; roof is decorated with armed figure at each side and cuadriga at apex; within pediment, uncertain figure; between central four columns, hanging decorations; on l., S; on r., F.

Ag, 18.0 mm, 3.85 g
Moneyer: Petilllius Capitolinus
Mint: Rome.
RRC 487/2b [dies o/r: 85/74 (all var.] - BMCRR Rome 4222
ex-Spink, auction march 2008, lot 994 (ex-Glendining, auction april 1980, lot 159)
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0062 - Denarius Cordia 46 BC31 viewsObv/Conjoined heads of the Dioscuri with pilei, r., with star atop; behind, RVFVS III VIR.
Rev/MN CORDIVS, Venus (Aequitas?) standing l., holding scales & scepter.

Ag, 18.9mm, 3.52g
Moneyer: Mn. Cordius Rufus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 463/1a [dies o/r: 549/610 (1a+1b)] - RCV 440 - Syd. 976-976a - RSC Cordia 1-2c - Sear (Imp.) 63-63a -Calicó 465.
ex-Spink, auction march 2008, lot 994 (ex-Glendining, auction april 1976, lot 140)
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0063 - Denarius Augustus 18-16 BC15 viewsObv/SPQR IMP C(AESARI0 AVG COS XI TRI POT VI, head of Augustus r.
Rev/CIVIB ET SIGN MILIT A PART RECVP, facing quadriga on central part of triumphal arch; figures on l. and r. hold, respectively, standard and aquila and bow.

Ag, 20.0mm, 3.88g
Mint: Colonia patricia (?)
RIC I/136 [R3] - BMCRE 427
ex-Jean Elsen et Fils, auction 95, lot 344 (colln. A.Senden)
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0064 - Denarius Septimius Severus 193 AC64 viewsObv/IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS I, laureate headof Septimius r.
Rev/LIBERAL AVG, Liberalitas standing front draped, head to r., holding abacus and cornucopiae.

Ag, 19.6mm, 2.82g
Mint: Emesa (?)
RIC -- - BMCRE -- (p.89)
ex-Jean Elsen et Fils, auction 95, lot 161
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0065 - Denarius Septimius Severus 201-10 AC37 viewsObv/SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of Septimius r.
Rev/IOVI SOSPITATORI, distyle temple in which is Jupiter standing front, holding patera and sceptre.

Ag, 19.0mm, 3.39g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVa/271 [R2] - BMCRE 341 - RCV 6292 - RSC 245
ex-Jean Elsen et Fils, auction 95, lot 346 (colln. A.Senden)
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0066 - Denarius Septimius Severus 210 AC10 viewsObv/SEVERVS PIVS AVG BRIT, laureate head of Septimius r.
Rev/PM TR P XVIII COS III PP, Jupiter standing l., holding thunderbolt and sceptre; two children standing by him, l. and r.

Ag, 19.9mm, 2.77g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVa/240 [C] - RSC 540.
ex-Helios Numismatik, auction 1, lot 305 (ex-colln. F.Kovacs, lot 1833)
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0067 - Denarius Marcus Aurelius 162 AC8 viewsObv/DIVVS ANTONINVS, head of Antoninus Pius r.
Rev/DIVO PIO, column surmounted by statue of Antoninus.

Ag, 17.9mm, 3.07g
Mint: Rome.
RIC III/439 [C] - BMCRE 67 - RCV 5195 - RSC Antoninus 353a.
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0068 - Denarius Marcus Aurelius 162 AC12 viewsObv/DIVVS ANTONINVS, head of Antoninus Pius r., draped on l. shoulder.
Rev/DIVO PIO, column surmounted by statue of Anoninus.

Ag, 17.2mm, 2.79g
Mint: Rome.
RIC III/440 [C] - RSC Antoninus 353
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0069 - Denarius Marcus Aurelius 161 AC11 viewsObv/DIVVS ANTONINVS, head of Antoninus Pius r.
Rev/CONSECRATIO, pyre of four tiers, decorated with hangings and garlands, surmounted by quadriga.

Ag, 17.6mm, 2.59g
Mint: Rome.
RIC III/436 [C] - RCV 5190 - BMCRE 41 - RSC Antoninus 154.
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007 - Domitian (81-96 AD), denarius - RIC 72147 viewsObv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG P M TR P X, laureate head right.
Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing left with thunderbolt & spear, shield at foot.
Minted in Rome 90-91 AD.
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007 Galba AR Denarius66 viewsGalba AR denarius,  VF, Rome mint, ( 3.512g, 19.0mm,  180o), Nov 68 - Jan 69 A.D.; 
elegant style, light toning on nice surfaces, high-points flatly struck,
Obv: IMP SER GALBACAESAR AVG, laureate head right; 
Rev: HISPANIA (counterclockwise starting on left), Hispania advancing left, draped, poppy and two stalks of grain in extended right hand, round shield and two transverse spears in left hand;
RIC I 193 (R2), BMCRE I 16, RSC II 83, BnF III 89, Hunter I 1 var. (no CAESAR, Aug - Oct 68), SRCV I 2103 var. (same)
Ex: the Jyrki Muona Collection; Ex: Forum Ancient Coins


This is one of my favourite coins. I love the portrait on the obverse and the depiction of Hispania on the reverse. Galba was the first ruler in the 'year of the four emperors' in 69 CE.
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007 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Pax standing47 viewsReference.
Strack 6; RIC 7a; BMC 13; RSC 1012a; Sear -.

Obv: IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC.
Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder.

Rev: PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P / PAX. in Ex.
Pax standing left with branch and cornucopia.

3.38 gr
19 mm
11h
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007. Galba (68 AD - 69 AD)146 viewsGALBA. 68-69 AD.

Galba had displayed talent and ambition during his lengthy career. He enjoyed distinguished ancestry, moved easily among the Julio-Claudian emperors (with the exception of Nero towards the end of his principate), and had been awarded the highest military and religious honors of ancient Rome. His qualifications for the principate cannot be questioned. Even so, history has been unkind to him. Tacitus characterized Galba as "weak and old," a man "equal to the imperial office, if he had never held it." To be sure, Galba's greatest mistake lay in his general handling of the military. His treatment of the army in Upper Germany was heedless, his policy towards the praetorians short sighted. Given the climate in 68-69, Galba was unrealistic in expecting disciplina without paying the promised rewards.

AR Denarius (18mm, 2.97 gm). Rome mint. Bare head right / Legend in three lines within oak wreath. RIC I 167; RSC 287. Ex-CNG
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007. P. Crepusius.26 viewsDenarius, 82-81 BC, Rome mint.
Obverse: Laureate bust of Apollo; sceptre and E at left; symbol under chin.
Reverse: P CREPVSI / Horseman galloping, hurling spear. Roman numeral CCCXXXXVI above.
4.07 gm., 17.5 mm.
Syd. #738a; RSC #Crepusia 1; Sear #283.

The Roman numerals on this coin series run from I to DXXIII (1 - 523). Aside from numbering the reverse dies, their significance is unknown. The symbol under Apollo's chin is said to be a shell by Stevenson (p. 295), but it could easily be a turtle or even something else.
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007.Trajan 98-117 AD 19 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 103-104 AD
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P- laureate bust right with aegis.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI- Mars standing front with spear & shield.
Size: 19mm;2.95gms
Ref: RIC 162
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0070 - Denarius Septimius Severus 197 AC25 viewsObv/L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP VIII, laureate head of Septimius r.
Rev/PM TR P V COS II PP, Pax seated l., holding branch and sceptre.

Ag, 18.1mm, 3.94g
Mint: Rome.
RIC Iva/490a [C] - BMCRE 215 - RCV 6329 - RSC 444
ex-J.B. González Redondo (denarios.org)
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0071 - Denarius Pomponia 66 BC27 viewsObv/Laureate head of Apollo r., two crossed flutes behind.
Rev/POMPONI MVSA, Euterpe, muse of lyric poetry, standing r., holding two flutes in r. hand.

Ag, 19.6mm, 3.88g
Moneyer: Q Pomponius Musa.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 410/5 [dies o/r: 10/11] - BMCRE Rome 3613 - Syd.815 - RCV 355 - RSC Pomponia 13 - Calicó 1184.
ex-Jesús Vico, auction nov 2008, lot 290
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0072 - Denarius Trajan 112-14 AC22 viewsObv/IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS VI PP, laureate bust of Trajan r., togate.
Rev/SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Trajan's column surmounted with statue of the emperor; at base, two eagles.

Ag, 20.2mm, 3.32g
Mint: Rome.
RIC II/292 [C]
ex-Pegasi Numismatics, auction XXIII, lot 477
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0073 - Denarius Antoninus Pius 140 AC36 viewsObv/ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP TR P COS III, laureate head of Antoninus r.
Rev/AVRELIVS CAESAR AVG PII F COS, head of Marcus Aurelius r.

Ag, 18.5mm, 3.31g
Mint: Rome.
RIC III/417a [S] - Cohen 15
ex-Aurea Numismatika, auction 34, lot 648
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0074 - Denarius Septimius Severus 200-1 AC36 viewsObv/SEVERVS AVG PART MAX, laureate head of Septimius r.
Rev/RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Septimius, in military dress, standing l., sacrificing with patera over tripod and holding inverted spear.

Ag, 19.5mm, 3.11g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVa/167a [C] - BMCRE V/203 - Cohen 599
ex-A.L.Romero Martín (denarios.org)
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0075 - Denarius Severus Alexander 228-31 AC25 viewsObv/IMP SEV ALEXAND AVG, laureate bust of Severus Alexander r., togate.
Rev/AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing l., holding scales and cornucopiae.

Ag, 18.6mm, 2.78g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IV.2/185 [C] - Cohen 13
ex-A.L.Romero Martín (denarios.org)
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0076 - Denarius Fabia 102 BC30 viewsObv/Veiled and turreted bust of Cybele r., behind EX A PV.
Rev/Victory in biga r., symbol below, stork before; C FABI C F in ex.

Ag, 20.0mm, 3.96g
Moneyer: C. Fabius C.f. Hadrianus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 322/1b [dies o/r: (64)/80] - Syd. 590.
ex-Künker, e-auction dec 2010, lot 776756
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0077 - Denarius Vibia 48 BC37 viewsObv/Head of Liber r., wearing ivy wreath; behind, PANSA.
Rev/Ceres walking r., carrying torches, plow before.

Ag, 19.0mm, 3.66g
Moneyer: C.Vibius Pansa Caetronianius.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 449/2 [dies o/r: 54/60]
ex-Artemide Aste, auction 5E, lot 1151
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0078 - Denarius Pomponia 66 BC41 viewsObv/Laureate head of Apollo r.; six pointed star behind.
Rev/Urania, the Muse of Astronomy, standing l., pointing with wand to globe on tripod.

Ag, 17.5mm, 3.87g
Moneyer: Q Pomponius Musa.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 410/8 [dies o/r: 10/11] - Syd. 823
ex-Soler y Llach/Martí Hervera, auction dec 2010, lot 3461
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0079 - Denarius Tituria 89 BC177 viewsObv/Bearded head of king Tatius r., before TA, behind SABIN.
Rev/Rape of Sabines, two Roman soldiers hurrying l. carrying two Sabines; L TITVRI in ex.

Moneyer: L. Titurius L.f. Sabinus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 344/1a [dies o/r: 294/327 (1a to 1c)] - Syd. 698
ex-Numismática Ramos
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008 - Trajan (98-117 AD), denarius - RIC 17252 viewsObv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, laureate bust right, draped on left shoulder.
Rev: S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, Felicitas standing left, holding caduceus and cornucopia, altar at feet.
Minted in Rome 103-111 AD.
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008 Hadrian AR Denarius8 viewsHadrian, AR Denarius AD 135
(18.15 mm 3.39 g)
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laur. bust of Hadrian right with light drapery on far shoulder
Rev: AET AVG (in field) P M TR P COS DES III
Aeternitas standing left holding heads of Sol and Luna
Sear 3458 Ric 48
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008 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Pietas standing16 viewsReference.
RIC 8a; BMCRE 15; RSC 1024; Strack 17 (bust RIC II 8b)

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIAN OPT AVG GER DAC
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. PARTHIC DIVI TRAIAN AVG F P M TR P COS P P PIETAS
Pietas, veiled, standing left, raising her right hand

3.13 gr
19 mm
6h
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008 Otho AR Denarius106 viewsOtho AR Denarius.69 AD Rome Mint. 17.89 mm 3.08 g
Obv: IMP M OTHO CAESAR AVG TR P, bewigged head right
Rev: SECVRI-TAS P R, Securitas standing left, holding wreath & scepter. RIC I, 8,(R2) RSC 17.




Above is a photo of an Otho denarius. It is probably the most common Otho denarius one can find for sale. Still, like all coins of Otho there is quite a bit of competition for them when they appear for sale. What I like about this one is the portrait. It is also a bonus that his name is on the flan.
Otho rules for three months in 69 CE and was the second in the year of the 4 emperors. He committed suicide rather than subject the empire to useless bloodshed.
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008 VITELLIUS14 viewsEMPEROR: Vitellius
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: A VITELLIVS GERMANICVS IMP, laureate head right
REVERSE: CONCORDIA P R, Concordia seated left, holding patera & cornucopiae
DATE: AD April - December 69
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 3.14 g
RIC: I.66 (S)
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008. Otho 69 AD273 viewsOTHO. 69 AD.

Otho remains an enigma - part profligate Neronian wastrel and part conscientious military commander willing to give his life for the good of the state. Our sources are at a loss to explain the paradox. Neither Otho's person nor his bearing suggested such great courage. He is said to have been of moderate height, splay-footed and bandy-legged, but almost feminine in his care of his person. He had the hair of his body plucked out, and because of the thinness of his locks wore a wig so carefully fashioned and fitted to his head, that no one suspected it. Moreover, they say that he used to shave every day and smear his face with moist bread, beginning the practice with the appearance of the first down, so as never to have a beard; also that he used to celebrate the rites of Isis publicly in the linen garment prescribed by the cult.

AR Denarius (18mm, 3.20 gm). Bare head left / Securitas standing left, holding wreath and sceptre. RIC I 12; RSC 19. Fine. Ex-CNG
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008.Hadrian 117-138 AD19 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 119-122 AD
Obv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG- laureate bust right.
Rev: P M TRP COS III-Salus seated left feeding serpent arising from altar.
Exergue:SALVSAVG
Size: 18mm;2.42gms
Ref: RIC 139; Cohen 1353
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0080 - Denarius Trajan 114-7 AC12 viewsObv/IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GERM DAC, laureate head of Trajan r., with aegis.
Rev/PHARTICO PM TR P COS VI PP SPQR, Felicitas standing l., holding caduceus and cornucopiae.

Ag, 19.2mm, 3.30g
Mint: Rome
RIC II/333 - Cohen 294
ex-Numismática Ramos
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0081 - Denarius Septimius Severus 201-10 AC32 viewsObv/SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of Septimiusr.
Rev/INDULGENTIA AVGG, Dea Caelestis riding r. on a lion, holding thunderbolt and sceptre; below, waters gushing from rock.

Ag, 18.3mm, 3.25g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVa/266 [C] - BMCRE V/335
ex-A.L.Romero Martín
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0082 - Denarius Septimius Severus 198-202 AC34 viewsObv/L SEPT SEV AVG IMP XI PART MAX, laureate head of Septimius r.
Rev/VICT PARTHICAE, Victory advancing l., holding wreath and trophy; at feet l., captive.

Ag, 19.8mm, 2.90g
Mint: Laodicea ad Mare (?)
RIC IV.1/514 [C] - BMCRE V/672
ex-A.L. Romero Martín
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0083 - Denarius Vargunteia 130 BC40 viewsObv/Helmeted head of Roma r., behind M VARG, before crossed X.
Rev/Jupiter in slow quadriga r., ROMA in ex.

Ag, 20.5mm, 3.90g
Moneyer: M. Vargunteius.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 257/1 [dies o/r: 107/134] - Syd. 507 - RCV 133
ex-Madrid Coin Market
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0084 - Denarius Calpurnia 67 BC76 viewsObv/Head of Apollo r., hair tied with band; behind, monogram.
Rev/Horseman r., holding palm; above, E retrograde and pellet; below, C PISO L F FRV.

Ag, 18.6mm, 3.45g
Moneyer: C. Calpurnius Piso Frugi.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 408/1b (o: 43 var./r: 47) [dies o/r: 144/175 (all var.)] - Syd. 850
ex-Baldwin's, NY Sale XXV, lot 149
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0085 - Denarius Septimius Severus 195 AC33 viewsObv/L SEPT SEV PERT AVG IMP V, laureate head of Septimius r.
Rev/PM TR P III COS II PP, Apollo standing l. holding patera and lyre.

Ag, 18.0mm, 2.81g
Mint: Rome.
RIC IVa/59 [S] - BMCRE V/110 var. (note p.39) - Cohen 389
ex-CGB, art #brm_079892
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0086 - Denarius Tiberius 15-6 AC49 viewsObv/TI CAESAR DIVI AVG F AVGVSTVS, Tiberius laureate head, r.
Rev/TR POT XVII, Tiberius, laureate and cloacked, standing in slow quadriga, holding laurel branch and eagle-tipped sceptre; the horses' heads all turned r.; IMP VII in ex.

Ag, 18.3mm, 3.70g
Mint: Lugdunum
RIC I/4 [R2] - BMCRE 8
ex-Ingemar Wallin Mynthandel
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0087 - Denarius Aemilia/Plautia 58 BC44 viewsObv/ M SCAVR / AED CVR Kneeling figure r., holding olive branch and reins of camel standing beside him; on either side, EX – S·C. In exergue, REX ARETAS.
Rev/ P HVPSAE / AED CVR Jupiter in quadriga l. holding reins in l. hand and hurling thunderbolt with r.; behind, CAPTV. Below, C HVPSAE COS / PREIVE.

Ag, 18.6 mm, 3.96 g
Moneyers: M. Aemilius Scaurus, P. Plautius Hypsaeus
Mint: Rome.
RRC 422/1b [dies o/r: 336/373] - Bab. Aemilia , Plautia 10 - Syd. 912
ex-CNG Coins, auction e-248, lot 350
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0088 - Denarius Septimius Severus 194 AC14 viewsObv/ IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG COS II, laureate head of Septimius r.
Rev/ INVICTO IMP, trophy and arms.

Ag, 17.3 mm, 3.25 g
Mint: Emesa (?)
RIC IV.1/389 – BMCRE V/365
ex-Harlan J. Berk, art. # cc56587
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0089 - Denarius Furia 119 BC37 viewsObv/ M FOVRI L F, laureate head of Janus.
Rev/ Roma standing l., holding sceptre in l. hand and crowning trophy with r. hand; behind, ROMA; above, star; on the l. field, trophy surmounted by a helmet in the form of a boar's head and flanked by carnyx and shield on each side; in ex. PHILI.

Ag, 19.1 mm, 3.90 g
Moneyer: M. Furius L.f. Philus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 281/1 [dies o/r: 393/491] - BMCRR Italy 555 - Bab. Furia 18 - Sydenham 529
ex-inAsta, auction 38, lot 473
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009 - Trajan (98-117 AD), denarius - RIC 9852 viewsObv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate bust draped on left shoulder.
Rev: COS V P P S P Q R OPTIMO PRINC around and DAC CAP in exe, dacian seated left on pile of arms, mourning. Around him two curved swords, two spears and an oblong shield.
Minted in Rome [date?]
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009 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Concordia42 viewsReference.
Strack 13; RIC 9; RSC 248

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate, bust right, baldric (sword) strap around neck and across chest, loop on shoulder, seen from front.

Rev. PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS CONCORD in Ex.
Concordia, draped, seated left on throne, holding patera in right hand and resting left on figure of Spes on low base; cornucopiae under throne.

3.32 gr
20 mm
11h
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009 VESPASIAN6 viewsEMPEROR: Vespasian
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right
REVERSE: COS ITER T-R POT, Pax seated left, holding branch and caduceus
DATE: 70 AD
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 3.47 g
RIC: II.29 (CC)
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009 Vitellius AR Denarius15 viewsVitellius Denarius. 69 AD (19.61 mm, 3.09 g)
Obv: A VITELLIVS GERM IMP AVG TR P, laureate head right
Rev: PONT MAXIM, Vesta seated right, holding sceptre and patera.
RIC 107 (S), RSC 72, BMC 34.
Ex: Frank Robinson




Vitellius ruled for 8 months in 69CE. He was the third of the four emperors in 69 CE. Vitellius was not a very good ruler. He was in fact rather notorious in appetites and was quite a scandal.

I like this coin for the legend on the obverse. I really like having the complete legend. The portrait is worn as is the reverse. His denarii are available quite readily, though some are quite rare.
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009. C. Mamilius Limetanus.57 viewsDenarius, 82-81 BC, Rome mint.
Obverse: Bust of Mercury wearing winged hat; caduceus and the letter I behind.
Reverse: C MAMIL LIMETAN / Ulysses, dressed like a Greek sailor, being recognized by his dog Argus upon returning to Ithaca.
4.06 gm., 19 mm.
Syd. #741; RSC #Mamilia 6; Sear #282.

The Mamilia gens claimed descent from Mamilia, the daughter of Telgonius, reputed son of Ulysses. Mercury is an ancestor of Ulysses.

The story as told in Homer's "Odyssey" is somewhat different from that portrayed on this coin. When Ulysses returned to Ithaca after twenty years, he found his dog Argus lying on a dung heap and nearly dead. Argus had only enough strength to wag his tail in recognition of his master's voice before he died. Be that as it may, this is still an elegant portrayal of this touching scene, the likes of which are rarely found on Roman coinage.

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009. Vespasian, 69-79AD. AR Denarius.48 viewsVespasian 69-79. Rome mint, AR Denarius. Struck in 75A.D.
Obv. Laureate head right IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG
Rev. Pax seated left, holding branch PON MAX TRP COS VI

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

A very craggy Vespasianic portrait. Pax appears to be bared to the waist, unusual.
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009. Vitellius 69 AD152 viewsVITELLIUS. 69 AD.

Without doubt, the most fortuitous moment in Vitellius' political career was his appointment as governor of Lower Germany by the emperor Galba late in 68.

Vitellius has not escaped the hostility of his biographers. While he may well have been gluttonous, his depiction as indolent, cruel, and extravagant is based almost entirely on the propaganda of his enemies. On the other hand, whatever moderating tendencies he did show were overshadowed by his clear lack of military expertise, a deficiency that forced him to rely in critical situations on largely inneffective lieutenants. As a result he was no match for his Flavian successors, and his humiliating demise was perfectly in keeping with the overall failure of his reign.

AR Denarius (20mm, 3.24 gm). Rome mint. Laureate head right / Tripod-lebes; dolphin above, raven below. RIC I 109; RSC 111. Ex-Cng
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009.Antonius Pius 138 - 161 AD26 viewsAR Denarius
Mint: Rome, Date: 151-152 AD
Obv: IMP CAES T AEL HADR ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP- Laureate head right.
Rev: TR POT XV COS IIII - Pax standing left with a branch in right hand & a scepter in left,left leg exposed.
Size: 19mm; 3.5gms
Ref: RIC III-216a
To shiny for the scan.
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0090 - Denarius Plautia 47 BC25 viewsObv/ Head of Medusa facing, below L PLAVTIVS.
Rev/ Aurora holding palm and leading four horses; below, PLANCVS.

Ag, 19.9 mm, 4.02 g
Moneyer: L.Plautius.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 453/1c [dies o/r: 195/217 (all var.)] - Syd. 959 - RSC Plautia 15
ex-inAsta, auction 38, lot 514
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0091 - Denarius Septimius Severus 194 AC10 viewsObv/ IMP CAE L SEP SEV PERT AVG II CO, laureate head of S.S. r.
Rev/ BONI EVENTUC (sic), Bonus Eventus togate, standing, head l., holding fruit plate and two inverted corn ears.

Ag, 17.8 mm, 2.82 g
Mint: Emesa (?)
RIC IV.I/-- – BMCRE V/343 var (cf. p.91)
ex-inAsta, auction 38, lot 734
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0092 - Denarius Antoninus Pius 158-9 AC9 viewsObv/ ANTONINVS AVGVSTVS PIVS PP TR P XXII, laureate head of A.P. r.
Rev/ COS IIII, arched tetrastyle altar; statue inside, holding branch and standard.

Ag, 18.1 mm, 2.84 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC III/285
ex-G.Hirsch Nachfolger, auction 271, lot 2359
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0093 - Denarius Valeria 82 BC28 viewsObv/ Draped bust of Victory r., wearing pendant earring and necklace, (control letter behind).
Rev/ C VAL FLA (VAL in ligature) on l., IMPERAT on r., EX SC across lower fields, aquila between signa exhibiting vexilla marked H (for hastati) and P (for principes).

Ag, 18.2 mm, 3.47 g
Moneyer: C. Valerius Flaccus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 365/1a [dies o/r: 36/39 (var. 1a --> 1c)] - Syd. 747a
ex-Tintinna, auction e9, lot 1108
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0094 - Denarius Septimius Severus 201-10 AC14 viewsObv/ SEVERVS PIVS AVG, laureate head of S.S. r.
Rev/ VOTA SVSCEPTA XX, S.S. standing, head l., making sacrifice with patera on r.h. over burning tripod l., and holding scroll on l.h.

Ag, 18.8 mm, 3.57 g
Mint: Roma
RIC IV.I/308 – BMCRE V/375
ex-AENP Coin Convention Valencia, feb 2011
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0095 - Denarius Porcia 110-9 BC41 viewsObv/ Head of Roma in winged helmet r., (above, ROMA), P. LAECA l., X below.
Rev/ Military governor standing l., placing hand over citizen before him; after him, attendant standing r. and holding rods; in ex., PROVOCO.

Ag, 19.1 mm, 3.91 g
Moneyer: P. Porcius Laeca.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 301/1 [dies o/r: 88/110] - Syd. 571 - RSC Porcia 4
ex-AENP Coin Convention Valencia, feb 2011
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0096 - Denarius Aelia 138 AC24 viewsObv/ Head of Roma r. in winged helmet, X behind.
Rev/ Dioscuri galloping r., two stars above, P PAETVS below, ROMA in ex.

Ag, 21.0 mm, 3.84 g
Moneyer: P. Aelius Paetus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 233/1 [dies o/r: 73/91] - Syd. 455 - RSC Aelia 3
ex-AENP Coin Convention Valencia, feb 2012
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0097 - Denarius Domitian 81 AC28 viewsObv/ IMP CAES DOMITIANVS AVG P M, laureate head of D. r.
Rev/ COS VII TR P, dolphin coiled around anchor.

Ag, 18.7 mm, 3.12 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC II.1/2
ex-Numismática Craven (AENP Coin Convention Valencia, feb 2011)
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0098 - Denarius Julia Domna 193-6 AC18 viewsObv/ IVLIA DOMNA AVG, draped bust r.
Rev/ VENERI VICTR, Venus, seen from behind, naked to below the buttocks, holding palm and apple, resting left elbow on column.

Ag, 18.6 mm, 3.27 g
Mint: Roma.
RIC IV.1/536 - BMCRE V/49
ex-Freeman & Sear, e-auction feb 2011, lot #KALA1292 064
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0099 - Denarius Coelia 104 BC45 viewsObv/ Head of Roma l.
Rev/ Victory in biga left, C COIL below horses: above, A with point below; CALD in ex.

Ag, 19.0 mm, 3.94 g
Moneyer: C. Coelius Caldus.
Mint: Rome.
RRC 318/1a [dies o/r: 72/90] - Syd. 582 - Bab. Coelia 2
ex-Jesús Vico, auction 125, lot 208
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01 Augustus83 viewsAugustus Denarius. Spanish mint, 18-16 BC. Bare head right / Capricorn flying right with cornucopiae & rudder on globe, AVGVSTVS below. RIC 126. Weight, 3.52 g. Die Axis, 6 hr. Max dia. 18.2 mmmix_val
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01 - Trajan AR Denarius - PRO VID across field. 'Heroic Bust'92 viewsEmperor Trajan ( 98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint.

obv: IMP CAES NER TRAIAN OPTIM AVG GER DAC PARTHICO - Laureate bust right, seen from the front. Slight drapery on far shoulder.
rev: P M TR P COS VI P P SPQR - Providentia standing holding long sceptre and holding hand over globe. PRO-VID across field

Weight: 3.08 Grams.
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna58 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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RIC 91, RSC 3
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna44 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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RIC 91, RSC 3
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna. Reverse.15 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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RIC 91, RSC 3
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna. Reverse.16 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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RIC 91, RSC 3
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01 01 Julius Caesar 102 viewsJulius Caesar. 49-44 B.C. AR Denarius. Military mint traveling with Caesar in Gaul. c. 49-48 B.C. (3.72g, 19.0m, 4h). Obv: CAESAR in ex., elephant r. trampling serpent. Rev: simpulum, sprinkler, axe surmounted by wolf’s head, and apex. Cr 443/1; Syd. 1006.

This is the first issue in Caesar’s name. The obverse could symbolize the victory of good over evil in general, or the victory of Caesar’s forces over the Pompeians specifically. The reverse clearly refers to Caesar’s status as Pontifex Maximus.
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01 05 Julius Caesar26 viewsJulius Caesar. AR Denarius. Utica? Mint. 46 A.D. (3.7g, 16mm, 10h). Obv: DICT ITER COS TERT, head of Ceres right, wreathed with grain. Rev: AVGVR PONT MAX, emblems of the augurate and pontificate; aspergillum, guttus, and lituus; M (munus=gift) to right. Craw. 467/1b, Syd. 1024.

This was likely used as a donative by Caesar during his triumph of 46 B.C. While porous, this example is well centered, and the M is clearly on the flan.
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01 Augustus RIC 167a60 viewsAugustus 27 B.C. - 14 A.D. AR Denarius. Lugdunum Mint. 15 - 13 B.C. (3,71 gr) Obv: AVGVSTVS DIVI F, Bare head right. Rev: in ex. IMP X, Bull butting right.
RIC 167a, RSC 137, Sear 1610.

Ex: Poinsignon Numismatique

This coin has great beauty in its simplicity and it's also a great example of propaganda. Divi F (filius) means that Octavianus is not only Augustus but also the son of a god.
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01 Domitian as Caesar RIC V680239 viewsAR Denarius, 3.15g
Rome mint, 73 AD
RIC V680 (C). BMC V129. RSC 664.
Obv: CAES AVG F DOMIT COS II; Head of Domitian, laureate, bearded, r.
Rev: No legend; Domitian on horse l.; r. hand raised, sceptre in l.
Ex Berk 146, 29 November 2005, lot 363.

A reverse type issued only for Domitian, most likely a reference to his part in the Judaean triumph of Vespasian and Titus.

"while taking part in the Judaean triumph, he rode on a white horse, the conventional mount for young princes on such occasions." (Suetonius, Domitian, ii)

A scarce coin of Domitian's part in a very important event in Flavian history. Nice portait with some of the beard still intact and a lively horse on the reverse!
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01 Julius Caesar, Captives18 viewsJulius Caesar. AR Denarius. Military mint traveling with Caesar in Spain. c. 46-45 B.C. (3.71g, 19.5mm, 6h). Obv: Diademed head of Venus right, Cupid on shoulder. Rev: Gallia seated in attitude of mourning and a Gaulish male captive, hands bound, seated beneath trophy, possibly Vercingetorix. CAESAR in Exergue. RSC 13. Craw. 468/1.

This type was minted during Caesar’s final campaign against Pompeian forces in Spain. The obverse refers to Caesar's mythical descent from the goddess Venus. The reverse refers to Caesar's victories in Gaul and the male Gaulish captive may be Vercingetorix. Not perfect, but well centered, a good state of preservation, with a clear CAESAR on the reverse.
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01 Julius Caesar, Venus34 viewsJulius Caesar. AR Denarius. Military mint traveling with Caesar in North Africa c. 47-46B.C. (3.88, 19.2mm, 6h). Obv: Diademed head of Venus right. Rev: CAESAR, Aeneas walking left, carrying Anchises and the Palladium. Craw. 458/1. RSC 12, Sear RCV 1402.

Minted to pay his legends during their African campaign against the Pomeians, this coin harkens to Caesar’s mythical origin from Venus. Aeneas, a survivor of Troy, was the son of Aphrodite’s liaison with the mortal Anchises. Aeneas lead a group of survivors, the Aeneads, ultimately to the Italian peninsula.
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01- 01 - AUGUSTO, CAYO y LUCIO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.)83 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 3.5 gr.

Anv: "CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE" - Busto laureado a derecha.
Rev: "AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT" - Cayo y Lucio sus nietos de pié enfrentados c/u descansando su mano en un escudo redondo y lanza. En el campo centro superior Lituus (Báculo o cayado usado por los augures) a derecha y Simpulum (Copa pequeña) a Izquierda. "C L CAESARES" en exergo.

Acuñada 2 A.C. a 4 D.C.
Ceca: Lungdunum - Lyon Francia
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 #207 Pag.55 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1597 Pag.317 - BMCRE #533 - RSC Vol.1 #43 Pag.134 - Cohen Vol.1 #42 Pag.69 - DVM #51b Pag.67 - CBN #1651
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01- 01 - AUGUSTO, CAYO y LUCIO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.)29 viewsAR Denario 18 mm 3.5 gr.

Anv: "CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE" - Busto laureado a derecha.
Rev: "AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT" - Cayo y Lucio sus nietos de pié enfrentados c/u descansando su mano en un escudo redondo y lanza. En el campo centro superior Lituus (Báculo o cayado usado por los augures) a derecha y Simpulum (Copa pequeña) a Izquierda. "C L CAESARES" en exergo.

Acuñada 2 A.C. a 4 D.C.
Ceca: Lungdunum - Lyon Francia
Rareza: C

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 #207 Pag.55 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1597 Pag.317 - BMCRE #533 - RSC Vol.1 #43 Pag.134 - Cohen Vol.1 #42 Pag.69 - DVM #51b Pag.67 - CBN #1651
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01- 02 - AUGUSTO, CAYO y LUCIO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.) 93 viewsAR Denario 17 x 16 mm 3.2 gr.

Anv: "CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE" - Busto laureado a derecha.
Rev: "AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT" - Cayo y Lucio sus nietos de pié enfrentados c/u descansando su mano en un escudo redondo y lanza. En el campo centro superior Lituus (Báculo o cayado usado por los augures) a izquierda y Simpulum (Copa pequeña) a derecha, "X" debajo. "C L CAESARES" en exergo.

Acuñada 2 A.C. a 4 D.C.
Ceca: Lungdunum - Lyon Francia
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 #211 Pag.56 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1597 var Pag.317 - BMCRE #537 - RSC Vol.1 #43a Pag.134 - Cohen Vol.1 #43 Pag.69 - DVM #51c Pag.67 - CBN #1651
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01- 02 - AUGUSTO, CAYO y LUCIO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.) 22 viewsAR Denario 17 x 16 mm 3.2 gr.

Anv: "CAESAR AVGVSTVS DIVI F PATER PATRIAE" - Busto laureado a derecha.
Rev: "AVGVSTI F COS DESIG PRINC IVVENT" - Cayo y Lucio sus nietos de pié enfrentados c/u descansando su mano en un escudo redondo y lanza. En el campo centro superior Lituus (Báculo o cayado usado por los augures) a izquierda y Simpulum (Copa pequeña) a derecha, "X" debajo. "C L CAESARES" en exergo.

Acuñada 2 A.C. a 4 D.C.
Ceca: Lungdunum - Lyon Francia
Rareza: S

Referencias: RIC Vol.1 #211 Pag.56 - Sear RCTV Vol.1 #1597 var Pag.317 - BMCRE #537 - RSC Vol.1 #43a Pag.134 - Cohen Vol.1 #43 Pag.69 - DVM #51c Pag.67 - CBN #1651
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01- 03 - AUGUSTO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.) 101 viewsAR denario 17,75 mm 3,50 gr.

Anv: ANEPÍGRAFA - Cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: AVGVSTVS en exergo - Capricornio (su signo del zodíaco) a derecha, con orbe y cornucopia.

Acuñada: Entre el 18 y 16 A.C.
Ceca: Colonia Patricia
Rareza: R2

Referencias: RIC I #126; RSC #21; BMCRE #346; Sear #1592.
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01- 03 - AUGUSTO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.) 20 viewsAR denario 17,75 mm 3,50 gr.

Anv: ANEPÍGRAFA - Cabeza desnuda viendo a derecha.
Rev: AVGVSTVS en exergo - Capricornio (su signo del zodíaco) a derecha, con orbe y cornucopia.

Acuñada: Entre el 18 y 16 A.C.
Ceca: Colonia Patricia
Rareza: R2

Referencias: RIC I #126 Pag.50; BMCRE #346; BMCRR #4374; CBN #1266; Sear RCTV I #1592 Pag.316; RSC I #21 Pag.133
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01- 04 - AUGUSTO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.) 83 viewsAR denario 3,27 gr.

Esta acuñación conmemora la famosa Victoria de Augusto sobre Marco Antonio y Cleopatra en la batalla de Actium, que indirectamente termina con la trágica muerte de estos dos últimos.

Anv: AVGVSTVS DIVI F - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: IMP / XII - ACT en exergo - Apolo Citharoedus de Actium, de pié de frente viendo a izq., vistiendo larga vestimenta y portando Plectrum/Plectro (Pequeña púa hecha de diferentes materiales que se usa para tocar instrumentos de cuerda, como un reemplazo o ayuda de los dedos) en mano der. y Lira en izq.

Acuñada: Entre el 11 y 10 A.C.
Ceca: Lugdunum - Lyon
Rareza: R2

Referencias: RIC I 180; Lyon 37; RSC 165; BMCRE 478-9 = BMCRR Gaul 194-5; BN 1418-9.
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01- 04 - AUGUSTO (27 A.C. - 14 D.C.) 14 viewsAR denario 18 mm 3,27 gr.

Esta acuñación conmemora la famosa Victoria de Augusto sobre Marco Antonio y Cleopatra en la batalla de Actium, que indirectamente termina con la trágica muerte de estos dos últimos.

Anv: AVGVSTVS DIVI F - Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: IMP / XII - ACT en exergo - Apolo Citharoedus de Actium, de pié de frente viendo a izq., vistiendo larga vestimenta y portando Plectrum/Plectro (Pequeña púa hecha de diferentes materiales que se usa para tocar instrumentos de cuerda, como un reemplazo o ayuda de los dedos) en mano der. y Lira en izq.

Acuñada: Entre el 11 y 10 A.C.
Ceca: Lugdunum - Lyon
Rareza: R2

Referencias: RIC I 180 Pag.53; Lyon #37; RSC I #165 Pag.142; BMCRE #478-9 = BMCRR Gaul #194-5; BN #1418-9; SRCTV I #1611var Pag.319
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01-11 - Denario Emision Anonima18 viewsAR Denario 18.0 mm 3.6 gr

Anv: Cabeza con yelmo de Roma viendo a derecha - "X = Marca de valor = 10 Ases" detrás del busto.
Rev: Dioscuros galopando a derecha - "Proa de galera" bajo los caballos y "ROMA" en exergo.

Ceca: Roma

Referencias: Sear RCTV Vol.1 #39 Pag.81 - Craw RRC #62/1 y #114/1 - Syd CRR #146, 244 - BMCRR #448 - RSC Vol.1 Anonima #20x Pag.5
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01. Gordian III as Caesar / RIC 1.50 viewsDenarius, April - July 238 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: M ANT GORDIANVS CAES / Bust of Gordian.
Reverse: PIETAS AVGG / Sacrificial implements: lituus, knife, vase, simpulum, and sprinkler.
2.64 gm., 19.5 mm.
RIC #1 (Balbinus & Pupienus); Sear #8557.
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01. JULIUS CAESAR50 viewsAR Denarius 18 - 20 mm 3.41 g
minted FEB-MAR 44 BC
O: LAUR HEAD RIGHT, STAR BEHIND
R: VENUS STANDING L HOLDING VICTORY AND SCEPTER WITH SHIELD
(P Sepullius Macer)
CRAWFORD 480/5b
(ex R. Suarez)
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01. Maximinus I / RIC 6.22 viewsDenarius, 238 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM / Laureate bust of Maximinus.
Reverse: P M TR P IIII COS P P / The emperor standing between two standards, holding spear and raising right hand.
2.62 gm., 19.5 mm.
RIC #6; Sear 8314.

This coin dates from January 1 to March 19, 238, at which time Gordian I was proclaimed emperor and the mint at Rome stopped coining for Maximinus. It was not until June 24, however, that he was murdered by his soldiers.
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01.3.01 István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 1.3.01, H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS, #01103 views01.3.01 István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 1.3.01, H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS, #01
avers: + STEPHANVS•REX• (+ STEPNANVS•REX•, "N" instead of "H" !), Cross within a pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
reverse: + REGIA CIVITAS (REGIA CIVITVS, "V" instead of "A"!), Cross within a pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18 mm, weight: 0,95 g, axis: h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-001, Unger-001, CNH I.-001, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 1.3.01,
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01.3.03 István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 1.3.03, H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS, #0181 views01.3.03 István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 1.3.03, H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS, #01
avers: + STEPHANVS•REX• (The first S are retrograde !), Cross within a pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
reverse: + REGIA CIVITAS (REGIA CIVITVS, "V" instead of "A"!), Cross within a pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 17,5 mm, weight: 0,73 g, axis: 5 h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-001, Unger-001, CNH I.-001, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 1.3.03,
Q-001
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01.3.03 István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 1.3.03, rev.:1.3.28, H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS (retrograde legend !), Rare variant! #01127 views01.3.03 István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 1.3.03, rev.:1.3.28, H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS (retrograde legend !), Rare variant! #01
avers: + STEPHANVS•REX•(The first S are retrograde !), Cross within the pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
reverse: + REGIA CIVITAS (retrograde legend !), Cross within the pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
exergue: -/-//--, diameter: 17,5-18,0 mm, weight: 0,69 g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-001, Unger-001, CNH I.-001, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: av.:1.3.03, rev.:1.3.28,
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01.3.10 István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 1.3.10, H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS, #01136 views01.3.10 István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 1.3.10, H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS, #01
avers: + STEPHANVS•REX• ("lying S-s" instead of "S" !), Cross within a pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
reverse: + REGIA CIVITAS (REGIA CIVITVS, "V" instead of "A"!), Cross within a pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 16,5 mm, weight: 0,79 g, axis: 3h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-001, Unger-001, CNH I.-001, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 1.3.10,
Q-001
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01.3.10 István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 1.3.10, rev.:1.3.20, H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS, #0167 views01.3.10 István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 1.3.10, rev.:1.3.20, H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS, #01
avers: + STEPHANVS•-REX• ("lying S-s" instead of "S" !), Cross within a pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
reverse: + REGIA CIVITAS (REGIA CIVITVS, retrograde "E" and "V" instead of "A"!), Cross within a pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 15,5 mm, weight: 0,67 g, axis: 1h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-001, Unger-001, CNH I.-001, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: av.:1.3.10, rev.: 1.3.20,
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01.3.18 István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 1.3.18, H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS, Rare variant! #01118 views01.3.18 István I., "St. Stephen !", King of Hungary, (997-1038 A.D.), AR-Denarius, CÁC I. 1.3.18, H-001, U-001, CNH I.-001, + REGIA CIVITAS, Rare variant! #01
avers: + STEPHANVVS•REX• ("lying S-s" instead of "S" !, STEPHANVVS instead of STEPHANVS, double V legends error!), Cross within the pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross. (double strike)
reverse: + REGIA CIVITAS (REGIA CIVITVS, "V" instead of "A"!), Cross within the pearled border, wedges between the arms of the cross.
exergue:-/-//--, diameter: 16,0 mm, weight: 0,75 g, axis: 10h,
mint: Esztergom, date: A.D., ref: Huszár-001, Unger-001, CNH I.-001, Tóth-Kiss-Fekete: CÁC I.(Catalog of Árpadian Coinage I./Opitz I.), Privy-Mark/Szigla: 1.3.18,
Q-001
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010 - Trajan (98-117 AD), denarius - RIC 5924 viewsObv: IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, laureate head right, slightly draped on left shoulder.
Rev: P M TR P COS IIII P P, Victory standing right on galley prow, holding wreath and palm.
Minted in Rome 101 - 102 AD.
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010 Hadrian Denarius Antioch 119-22 AD Aequita standing58 viewsReference.
Strack *6; RIC II -; BMCRE pg. 378, 3, pl. 68, 4); RSC 1179b.

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG.
Laureate, cuirassed bust right, aegis on left shoulder

Rev. P M TR PO[TES] COS III.
Aequitas standing left with scales and cornucopia

3.4 gr
17.5 mm
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010 Hadrian Denarius Roma 117 AD Fortuna38 viewsReference
Strack 14; RIC -- (10 Var no globe.); C. 749a; BMC 20

Obv. IMP CAES TRAIAN HADRIANO AVG DIVI TRA
Laureate, draped, cuirassed bust right, baldric strap over shoulder and across chest, seen from front.

Rev. PARTH F DIVI NER NEP P M TR P COS
Fortuna, veiled, enthroned left, rudder in right hand, cornucopiae in left, FORT RED in exergue.

2.48 gr
19 mm
10h

Note.
"Imp(eratori) Caes(ari) Traian(o) Hadriano Aug(usto) Divi Tra(iani) / Parth(ici) f(ilio) Divi Ner(vae) nep(oti) p(ontifici) m(aximo) tr(ibunicia) p(otestate) co(n)s(uli) Fort(unae) red(uci)"
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010 TITUS15 viewsEMPEROR: Titus
DENOMINATION: Denarius
OBVERSE: IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG P M, laureate head right
REVERSE: TR P IX IMP XV COS VIII P P, throne with back in form of a diadem
DATE: 80 AD
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 3.31 g
RIC: II.24a (C)
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010 Vespasian AR Denarius23 viewsRoman Empire, Vespasian 69-79, Denarius, 3.24g:
Obv: Laureate head of Vespasian right "IMP CAESAR VESPAS AVG COS II TRPPP" Rev: "AVG" within an wreath, Phi-Alpha monogram above ties. "AVG" in the center.
RIC 1414.
Ephesos mint, Some roughness on the reverse.
Ex Savoca Auction #9, lot 533 8/21/16
Lot 152 Aegean Nuismatics Agora Auctions July 20. 2017.




Yes, this is yet another denarius of Vespasian. I like his coins for the variety they offer. There are many interesting reverses on his coinage. this one has an exceptional portrait. You might notice a difference in the portrait style of the denarius when compared to other denarii of Vespasian. This coin was minted in Ephesus. Apparently, the engravers that worked in that mint included some masters of the art. Compare the portrait style to the Rome mint denarii in this gallery.

The other interesting thing abut this coin is the reverse. It only has very simple design elements, the wreath and the title AVG forAugustus. Yet there is a real elegance to this reverse for all of its simplicity. There are other Vespasian denarii with this reverse, but my example is one of the rare examples.

As long as there are interesting and artistic example such as this one, I will continue to add Vespasian's denarii to my collection.
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010. Titus, 79-81AD. AR Denarius.139 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint 80AD.
Obv. Laureate head right IMP TITVS CAES VESPASIAN AVG PM

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

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

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010. Vespasian31 viewsVespasian. AD 69-79. AR Denarius (20mm, 2.96 g). Ephesos mint. Struck AD 71. Laureate head right / Turreted and draped female bust right. RIC II 327 var.; BMCRE 450 var. ; RPC II 828 var.; RSC 293a var. This issue is normally accompanied by a mint mark below the bust on the reverse. No mintmark can be seen on this specimen, but striking weakness could have prevented it from being fully struck in this area. The obverse portrait is almost certainly from the same hand as RPC II 828, an issue marked with a BY monogram. Ex-CNGecoli
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