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The Edward Sawyer Collection

FORVM is pleased to offer the Edward Sawyer collection of interesting, attractive and very rare Roman coins. The primary theme of the collection is a type set of Roman denominations in high grade. A second theme is emperors with reigns lasting less than a year. Perhaps these themes will inspire your own collecting plans or perhaps you will find coins here that fit your own collection goals.

Didius Julianus, 28 March - 2 June 193 A.D.

|Didius| |Julianus|, |Didius| |Julianus,| |28| |March| |-| |2| |June| |193| |A.D.|, sestertius
The Romans believed that Fortuna, after deserting the Persians and Assyrians, took flight over Macedonia and saw Alexander perish as she passed into Egypt and into Syria. At last arriving on Mount Palatine, she threw aside her wings and casting away her wheel, entered Rome where she took up her abode forever.
SH21378. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV 15 (R), BMCRE V 25, Hunter III 5, Cohen III 12, SRCV II 6076, aVF, green patina, centered on a tight flan, weight 20.405 g, maximum diameter 27.7 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, late May - 2 Jun 193 A.D.; obverse IMP CAES M DID SEVER IVLIAN AVG, laureate head right; reverse P M TR P COS, Fortuna standing left, rudder on globe held by tiller in right hand, cornucopia in left hand, S - C (senatus consulto) flanking low across field; rare; SOLD

Theodosius II, 10 January 402 - 28 July 450 A.D.

|Theodosius| |II|, |Theodosius| |II,| |10| |January| |402| |-| |28| |July| |450| |A.D.|, light miliarense
SH21404. Silver light miliarense, RIC X Theodosius II 392, Choice VF, weight 4.880 g, maximum diameter 24.2 mm, die axis 180o, Thessalonica (Salonika, Greece) mint, 408 - 423 A.D.; obverse D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse GLORIA ROMANORVM (glory of the Romans), emperor standing facing, nimbate head left, spear in right hand, resting left on shield, star left, COM in exergue; nicely centered, flatly struck centers; rare; SOLD

Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Antioch, Syria

|Augustus|, |Augustus,| |16| |January| |27| |B.C.| |-| |19| |August| |14| |A.D.,| |Antioch,| |Syria|, tetradrachm
Possibly struck in the year of Christ's birth! Most biblical scholars believe Jesus was born between 6 and 4 B.C.
SH21401. Silver tetradrachm, McAlee 182; Prieur 52; RPC I 4153; BMC Galatia p. 167, 137, nice VF, weight 15.093 g, maximum diameter 26.3 mm, die axis 0o, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, 4 - 3 B.C.; obverse KAIΣAPOΣ ΣE−BAΣTOY, laureate head right; reverse ETOYΣ HK (year 28 Actian Era) NIKHΣ, Tyche of Antioch seated right on rocks, turreted, holding palm branch, half-length figure of river-god Orontes swimming right below, his head turned facing, YΠA monogram and IB (12th consulship) over ANT (Antioch) monogram in the right field; SOLD


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