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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

Pescennius Niger, April to 1 June 193 - March, April or May 194 A.D.

|Pescennius| |Niger|, |Pescennius| |Niger,| |April| |to| |1| |June| |193| |-| |March,| |April| |or| |May| |194| |A.D.||denarius|
SH35003. Silver denarius, RIC IV 34 var.; cf. RIC IV 32 for obverse legend; same dies as FORVM 22818, VF, toned, weight 3.265 g, maximum diameter 19.2 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, obverse IMP CAES C PESCE NIGERISTI AVG, laureate head right; reverse INVICTO IMPERAT, trophy of captured arms, more arms piled at the base; tight oval flan; rare; SOLD

Pupienus, 22 April - 29 July 238 A.D.

|Pupienus|, |Pupienus,| |22| |April| |-| |29| |July| |238| |A.D.||antoninianus|
Magnificent. Spectacular portrait. Beautifully toned with traces of iridescent blue. This coin is the scarcer of two types minted with the same reverse but with different obverse legends. The reverse refers to the mutual clarity or shared vision of the emperors Balbinus and Pupienus. Because they were quarreling they were unable to put up a joint defense against the praetorians. They were both murdered after a reign of only 99 days.
SH07654. Silver antoninianus, RIC IV-1 10a (S); RSC III 4; BMCRE VI 80, SRCV III 8519, Hunter III 8 var. (obv. legend), aEF, weight 4.26 g, maximum diameter 22.4 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, obverse IMP CAES M CLOD PVPIENVS AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse CARITAS MVTVA AVGG (Mutual Clarity of the Emperors), clasped hands; from the Scott Collection; scarce; SOLD

Arcadius, 19 January 383 - 1 May 408 A.D.

|Arcadius|, |Arcadius,| |19| |January| |383| |-| |1| |May| |408| |A.D.||solidus|
In 399, Gainas, a Gothic leader, was made magister militum. He formed an alliance with deserters of Tribigild along the Bosphorus, proclaimed himself co-regent (usurper), and then installed his forces in Constantinople. Gainas deposed anti-Gothic officials and had Arcadius' the imperial advisor (cubicularius) Eutropius executed.
SH06926. Gold solidus, RIC X Arcadius 7 (S), Depeyrot 55/1, SRCV V 20706, DOCLR 207- 217 var. (none from 4th officina), Hunter V 33 - 34 var. (same), Choice EF, weight 4.43 g, maximum diameter 19.7 mm, die axis 135o, 4th officina, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 397 - 402 A.D.; obverse D N ARCADIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, helmeted and cuirassed bust facing, holding shield decorated with horseman and spear over shoulder; reverse CONCORDIA AVGG Δ (harmony between the two emperors, 4th officina), Constantinopolis seated facing, head right, holding scepter in right and Victory in left, foot on prow, CONOB in exergue; ex Scott collection; scarce; SOLD

Hannibalianus, Rex Regum, 337 A.D.

|Hanniballianus|, |Hannibalianus,| |Rex| |Regum,| |337| |A.D.||reduced| |centenionalis|
The mint mark CONS on this coin is only listed with the obverse legend FL ANNNIBALIANO REGI.
SH07625. Billon reduced centenionalis, LRBC I 1035, RIC VII Constantinople 145 (R4) var. (ANNABLIANO), SRCV IV 16904 var. (same), Cohen VII 2 var. (CONSS), VF, beautiful desert patina, weight 1.520 g, maximum diameter 17.0 mm, die axis 135o, Constantinople (Istanbul, Turkey) mint, 337 A.D.; obverse FL HANNIBALLIANO REGI, bare headed, draped and cuirassed bust right; reverse SE-CVRITAS PVBLICE, Euphrates reclining right leaning on scepter, urn at his side, reed behind, CONS in exergue; an extremely rare variant of an R4 type, from the Scott Collection; SOLD

Romano-British Empire, Carausius, Mid 286 - Spring or Early Summer 293 A.D.

|Carausius|, |Romano-British| |Empire,| |Carausius,| |Mid| |286| |-| |Spring| |or| |Early| |Summer| |293| |A.D.||antoninianus|
Although references lists numerous varieties of Providentia reverses, this particular reverse, with rudder, PROVID AVG, and no mint marks is not listed in the references examined and we were unable to find another example online.

RIC notes that London issued coins without mint marks in 287 A.D. As this was the beginning of "British Empire" coinage, coins were often irregular and overstruck on older coins.
RA07649. Billon antoninianus, RIC V-2 -, Webb Carausius -, SRCV IV -, Hunter IV -, Cohen VII -, gVF, fine light green patina, and exotic "British" style, extremely rare, possibly unpublished or unique, weight 3.85 g, maximum diameter 24.8 mm, die axis 180o, Londinium (London, England) mint, c. mid 286 - early/mid 287; obverse IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, early reign moustache portrait type; reverse PROVID AVG (the foresight of the Emperor), Providentia standing left, rudder in right hand, globe left of rudder, cornucopia in right hand; from the Scott Collection; SOLD

Lucius Verus, 7 March 161 - February 169 A.D.

|Lucius| |Verus|, |Lucius| |Verus,| |7| |March| |161| |-| |February| |169| |A.D.||denarius|
RS34998. Silver denarius, RIC III 515, RSC II 229, Choice EF, weight 3.272 g, maximum diameter 17.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 163 - 164 A.D.; obverse L VERUS ARMENIANCVS, bare head right; reverse TR P IIII IMP II COS II, Mars standing right in military dress, spear in right hand, resting left hand on shield; fantastic sharp high-relief strike and excellent centering; SOLD

Romano-Gallic Empire, Postumus, Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D.

|Postumus|, |Romano-Gallic| |Empire,| |Postumus,| |Summer| |260| |-| |Spring| |269| |A.D.||double| |sestertius|
Virtus was a specific virtue in ancient Rome. It carried connotations of valor, manliness, excellence, courage, character, and worth, perceived as masculine strengths (from Latin vir, "man"). Virtus applied exclusively to a man's behavior in the public sphere, that is to the application of duty to the res publica in the cursus honorum. Private business was no place to earn virtus, even when it involved courage or feats of arms or other good qualities. There could be no virtue in exploiting one's manliness in the pursuit of personal wealth, for example.
SH35055. Orichalcum double sestertius, RIC V-2 179, Cohen VI 421, Elmer 273, Bastien Postume 367, SRCV III 11070, VF, over-struck on an older coin as usual for the denomination, weight 18.423 g, maximum diameter 31.3 mm, die axis 0o, Colonia Agrippinensis (Cologne, Germany) mint, c. 261 A.D.; obverse IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VIRTVS AVG (the valor of the Emperor), Virtus standing half right, reversed spear in right hand, left hand resting on grounded shield, very crudely engraved die; SOLD

Romano-Gallic Empire, Postumus, Summer 260 - Spring 269 A.D., Barbarous Imitative

|Postumus|, |Romano-Gallic| |Empire,| |Postumus,| |Summer| |260| |-| |Spring| |269| |A.D.,| |Barbarous| |Imitative||double| |sestertius|
RIC does not note the branch and notes these coins are frequently barbarous.

"This refers to the importance of naval power in the Gallic Empire and perhaps even to an imperial visit to Britain in the early years of Postumus' reign" -- Roman Coins and Their Values III by David Sear.
RB25930. Orichalcum double sestertius, cf. RIC V-2 143, Hunter IV 123, Cohen VI 177 (official), aEF, weight 11.990 g, maximum diameter 26.6 mm, die axis 330o, Colonia Agrippinensis(?) mint, obverse IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse LVITM[...], AV in exergue (blundered LAETITIA AVG), galley left with three rowers and steersman, palm branch below waves; ex Jean Elsen, V 86, 378; SOLD


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