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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|, |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, ∆SIS 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


Julius Caesar, Imperator and Dictator, October 49 - 15 March 44 B.C., M. Metellus

|Julius| |Caesar|, |Julius| |Caesar,| |Imperator| |and| |Dictator,| |October| |49| |-| |15| |March| |44| |B.C.,| |M.| |Metellus||denarius|
In Feb 44 B.C. the senate named Julius Caesar dictator for life. Fearing that he wished to become king, on the 15th of Mar, 63 senators assassinated him with their knives. His assassination plunged the Roman Republic into 17 years of civil war, after which it would re-emerge as the Roman Empire.
SH06905. Silver denarius, BMCRR Rome 4143 (also G); Crawford 480/3; RSC I 34; Sydenham 1056; Sear Imperators 100; SRCV I 1407; RBW 1678 var. (H), near EF, weight 3.56 g, maximum diameter 19.3 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, moneyer M. Mettius, Jan - Feb 44 B.C.; obverse CAESAR IMP, wreathed head of Caesar right, cymbium (boat shaped cup used as a wine ladle) and lituus (augural wand) behind; reverse MMETELLVS, Venus standing left, Victory in her extended right hand, long transverse scepter in left hand, resting left elbow on shield which rests on globe, G (control letter) in lower left field; from the Scott Collection; rare; 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


Diocletian, 20 November 284 - 1 May 305 A.D.

|Diocletian|, |Diocletian,| |20| |November| |284| |-| |1| |May| |305| |A.D.||argenteus|
SH34985. Silver argenteus, RIC VI Treveri 102a (R4), RSC V 516a, cf. SRCV IV 12617 (Siscia, Trier noted), Hunter V -, Choice EF, well struck, perfectly centered - a fantastic example of the type, weight 3.301 g, maximum diameter 18.1 mm, die axis 180o, Treveri (Trier) mint, 294 A.D.; obverse DIOCLETI-ANVS AVG, laureate head right; reverse VIRTVS MILITVM (courage of the soldiers), the four princes sacrificing over tripod before archway in eight-turreted fortress enclosure; ex Scott Collection; very rare (R4); SOLD


Maxentius, February 307 - 28 October 312 A.D.

|Maxentius|, |Maxentius,| |February| |307| |-| |28| |October| |312| |A.D.||half| |follis|
The reverse legend dedicates this coin "to the eternal victory of our emperor."
SH35060. Billon half follis, RIC VI Ostia 63, EF, slight roughness, weight 3.382 g, maximum diameter 21.5 mm, die axis 180o, 1st officina, Ostia (port of Rome) mint, 309 - 312 A.D.; obverse MAXENTIVS P F AVG, helmeted and cuirassed bust left, spear in right over shoulder, shield on left arm; reverse VICTORIA AETERNA AVG N (the eternal victory of our emperor), Victory standing right, left foot on base of cippus supporting shield on which she inscribes VOT XX FEL, captive seated left, MOSTP in exergue; ex Tony Hardy collection; rare; SOLD







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