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The Scott Collection of Superb Roman and Byzantine Coins

When FORVM obtains an estate collection, we often wonder what the collector was trying to achieve. It is obvious, Mr. Scott was a collector of superb and master portraits. By FORVM's definition a superb portrait is one that apears it could come to life. Many or most coin portraits actually lack this trait. A master portrait not only appears that it could come to life, but also makes an impression of what the subject was like, what they were thinking or how they felt. Please take a good look at Mr. Scott's portrait collection. We hope that you appreciate Mr. Scott's lifetime work, assembling this gallery of Roman and Byzantine masterpieces.

|Scott| |Roman| |&| |Byzantine|, |Lucius| |Verus,| |7| |March| |161| |-| |February| |169| |A.D.||denarius|
In 169, Verus and Marcus Aurelius were returning to Rome from battle with the Marcomanni, Verus fell ill with symptoms attributed to food poisoning and died after a few days. Verus may have actually been a victim of smallpox, as he died during a widespread epidemic known as the Antonine Plague. Despite the minor differences between them, Marcus Aurelius grieved the loss of his adoptive brother. He accompanied the body to Rome, where he offered games to honor his memory. After the funeral, the senate declared Verus divine to be worshiped as Divus Verus.
RS06922. Silver denarius, RIC III 596a (S), SRCV II 5204, RSC II 55, BMCRE IV 503, Szaivert MIR 18 186, Hunter II 1, EF, frosty surfaces, tight flan, strong flow lines, small edge cracks, weight 2.91 g, maximum diameter 18.7 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, posthumous, struck by Marcus Aurelius, 169 A.D.; obverse DIVVS VERVS, bare head right; reverse CONSECRATIO, eagle standing right, head left, wings open; from the Scott Collection; scarce; SOLD

|Scott| |Roman| |&| |Byzantine|, |Constantius| |II,| |22| |May| |337| |-| |3| |November| |361| |A.D.||centenionalis|
Beautiful, uncirculated, boldy struck, fantastic centering and a fine patina! RIC notes this type varies from six to sixteen layers and the bottom layer is rarely decorated.
RL06933. Billon centenionalis, RIC VII Siscia 217, LRBC I 740, SRCV V 17638, FDC, weight 3.55 g, maximum diameter 18.6 mm, die axis 180o, 4th officina, Siscia (Sisak, Croatia) mint, as caesar, 328 - 329 A.D.; obverse FL IVL CONSTANTIVS NOB C, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust left; reverse PROVIDENTIAE CAESS (to the foresight of the two princes), Campgate with two turrets and star above, seven layers, arch and dot decorated top row and dotted bottom row, ΔSIS and double crescent symbol in exergue; from the Scott Collection; SOLD

|Scott| |Roman| |&| |Byzantine|, |Numerian,| |February| |or| |March| |283| |-| |October| |or| |November| |284| |A.D.||antoninianus|
Mars was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian. He was the father of Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome. In early Rome, he was second in importance only to Jupiter, and the most prominent of the military gods in the religion of the Roman army. Most of his festivals were held in March, the month named for him (Latin Martius), and in October, which began and ended the season for military campaigning and farming.
RA07638. Billon antoninianus, Bastien IX 561, RIC V-2 388, Cohen VI 22, SRCV III -, VF, weight 3.31 g, maximum diameter 23.1 mm, die axis 180o, 3rd officina, Lugdunum (Lyon, France) mint, obverse IMP C NVMERIANVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right; reverse MARS VICTOR (Mars the Victor), Mars advancing right, nude except for helmet and cloak tied in belt at waist and flying behind, transverse spear in right hand, trophy over left shoulder in left hand, C in right field; from the Scott Collection; SOLD


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