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PLOTINA, Wife of Trajan137 viewsThe Sestertius was minted in c. 112 AD in honour of Pompeia PLOTINA, the wife of TRAJAN (emperor from 98 to 117). Maybe the finest examples of its type to survive from ancient times. It is struck on a broad full flan and the only Plotina Sestertius in the SARTI 1906 sale from the BOLSENA HOARD of the 1890's. This specima sold in 1906 for Liire 1400 an incredible price for a Roman Bronze or any coin at this time. www.petitioncrown.com1 commentssunwukong11/18/18 at 22:22Steven H: That portrait is so lifelike - if you look at it l...
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Agrippina, Drusilla and Julia, Caligula's three sisters271 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (23.4g, 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius ("Caligula") AD 37-38.
Obverse: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT laureate portret of Gaius facing left
Reverse: AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA Agrippina (Jr), the eldest sister as Securitas, leaning on column, holding cornucopia, and placing left hand on Drusilla's shoulder; Drusilla, the middle sister, as Concordia, holding patera and cornucopia; and Julia Livilla, the youngest, as Fortuna, holding rudder and cornucopia.
RIC (Gaius) 33; Cohen 4
Ex Harlan J. Berk, Buy/Bid Sale

This specimen in the style of a provincial branch mint, rarer than those in Rome-mint style.
4 commentsCharles S02/13/18 at 08:52Gary W2: Love the portrait. This portrait seems similar to ...
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MUSA, Parthia: Phraatakes and Musa, 2 BC to $ AD73 viewsBI tdr., 12,56gr, 28,1mm; Sellwood 58.1var.(month), Shore 323, Sunrise 403var.;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and ribbon; at the ribbon end year date BIT(?)=1 AD; short hair in 2 waves, mustache, medium-long tapered beard; wart; earring, multiple necklace; cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of opposing dashes; traces of goddess in the right and left upper field; legend: BACI ΛEΩ C BACI ΛEΩ N only partially visible; dotted border 8 to 10:30h;
rev.: female head, right, w/tiara and double diadem below, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; the tiara consists of 5 large pearls in a row, above a row of 8 smaller pearls and above them another row of medium-sized pearls - the remainder of the tiara is off the flan; earrings and a pearl necklace, multiple necklace below, 2 more strings of pearls across the breast, the shoulders are covered by a folded robe; between the diadem ribbons and the neck the letters ΔAI=ΔAIΣIOY (May); legend: Θ EAC O(YPANIAC MOYCHC) BACI
Λ ICHC; dotted border 5 to 10h; very dark patina;

ex: The New York Sale XXXIV (2014)

The Italian slave girl Musa came to Parthia as part of a peace deal between the Emperor Augustus and King Phraates IV in 20 BC. She bore him a son, Phraatakes, and soon rose in his favor from concubine to queen. To rid herself of competition she persuaded the king to send his other sons to Rome for safety. In 2 BC she and her son poisoned Phraates IV, and Phraatakes became king. Much to the shock of the Romans and Greeks, she proceded to marry her son and became co-ruler but the blissful arrangement lasted only six years. The disgusted Parthian nobility deposed the couple in 4 AD. Phraatakes escaped to Syria were he died soon after. Musa was never heard of again.
2 commentsSchatz11/27/17 at 02:56Randygeki(h2): Very nice!
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MUSA, Parthia: Phraatakes and Musa, 2 BC to $ AD73 viewsBI tdr., 12,56gr, 28,1mm; Sellwood 58.1var.(month), Shore 323, Sunrise 403var.;
mint: Seleukia; axis: 12h;
obv.: bare-headed, left, w/broad 4 layer diadem and ribbon; at the ribbon end year date BIT(?)=1 AD; short hair in 2 waves, mustache, medium-long tapered beard; wart; earring, multiple necklace; cuirass w/collar adorned by a suite of opposing dashes; traces of goddess in the right and left upper field; legend: BACI ΛEΩ C BACI ΛEΩ N only partially visible; dotted border 8 to 10:30h;
rev.: female head, right, w/tiara and double diadem below, 2 loops and 2 ribbons; the tiara consists of 5 large pearls in a row, above a row of 8 smaller pearls and above them another row of medium-sized pearls - the remainder of the tiara is off the flan; earrings and a pearl necklace, multiple necklace below, 2 more strings of pearls across the breast, the shoulders are covered by a folded robe; between the diadem ribbons and the neck the letters ΔAI=ΔAIΣIOY (May); legend: Θ EAC O(YPANIAC MOYCHC) BACI
Λ ICHC; dotted border 5 to 10h; very dark patina;

ex: The New York Sale XXXIV (2014)

The Italian slave girl Musa came to Parthia as part of a peace deal between the Emperor Augustus and King Phraates IV in 20 BC. She bore him a son, Phraatakes, and soon rose in his favor from concubine to queen. To rid herself of competition she persuaded the king to send his other sons to Rome for safety. In 2 BC she and her son poisoned Phraates IV, and Phraatakes became king. Much to the shock of the Romans and Greeks, she proceded to marry her son and became co-ruler but the blissful arrangement lasted only six years. The disgusted Parthian nobility deposed the couple in 4 AD. Phraatakes escaped to Syria were he died soon after. Musa was never heard of again.
2 commentsSchatz11/26/17 at 18:09quadrans: Nice pice
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PLOTINE sesterce PLOTINA Sestertius102 viewsAttention !! cette monnaie a ťtť volťe. Me contacter si elle rťapparaÓt. Merci.
Be carefull!! this coins has been stolen. Contact me if it reappears. Thanks!

Please add your coin to the lost or stolen gallery. http://www.forumancientcoins.com/fakes/thumbnails.php?album=25
1 commentsJean-Claude C02/16/17 at 11:44*Alex: Please add your coin to the lost or stolen gallery...
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JULIA TITI. Daughter of Titus. Lover of Domitian.280 viewsAE dupondius. 80-81 AD (Titus) 12.36 gr. 6h. Draped bust right . IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA. / Vesta seated left, holding small palladium in extended right hand and sceptre. VESTA . S C across field. RIC II 180 (Titus); Cohen 18.

3 commentsbenito09/17/16 at 19:14Steven H: She sure looks like her father and grandfather on ...
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AGRIPPINA I320 viewsAE Sestertius. 28.08 gm, 7h. Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, 42-54 AD. Draped bust right .
Obverse: AGRIPPINA M F GERMANICI CAESARIS, bare-headed and draped bust right.
Reverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P around large SC.
RIC I 102 (Claudius); von Kaenel Type 78; BMCRE 219 (Claudius); Cohen 3.
3 commentsbenito09/17/16 at 19:04Steven H: Beautiful coin, with incredible details!
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3 Augustae - Plotina, Marciana and Matidia276 viewsFrom left to right: Plotina, wife of Trajan; Marciana, sister of Trajan; Matidia, daughter of Marciana and mother of the empress Sabina, wife of Hadrian.2 commentsCharles S02/08/16 at 21:18mdelvalle: Wowwww
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AGRIPPINA I320 viewsAE Sestertius. 28.08 gm, 7h. Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, 42-54 AD. Draped bust right .
Obverse: AGRIPPINA M F GERMANICI CAESARIS, bare-headed and draped bust right.
Reverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P around large SC.
RIC I 102 (Claudius); von Kaenel Type 78; BMCRE 219 (Claudius); Cohen 3.
3 commentsbenito04/02/15 at 10:42NORMAN K: Very nice! Been trying to find one myself.
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Matidia, niece of Trajan, mother of Sabina163 views∆ Sestertius (25.51g, ō35mm, 6h), Rome mint. Struck AD 113-117.
MATIDIA AVG DIVAE MARCIANAE F, draped diademed bust of Matidia facing right.
PIETAS AVGST (around) S C (in ex.), Pietas standing left, placing her hands on the heads of two children.
RIC (Trajan) 761 [R3]; Cohen 11 (350 Fr.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 107:112
ex Ibercoins, Madrid

Matidia was the daughter of Trajan's sister Marciana and thus niece of Trajan, born about AD 68. She assumed the title of Augusta upon the death of her mother in 112. On reverse, Matidia, as Pietas, with her daughters Matidia the younger and Sabina, future wife of Hadrian. After her death in 119, a temple was dedicated to her on the forum of Trajan.
3 commentsCharles S02/27/15 at 07:48okidoki: very nice congratulations
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Matidia, niece of Trajan, mother of Sabina163 views∆ Sestertius (25.51g, ō35mm, 6h), Rome mint. Struck AD 113-117.
MATIDIA AVG DIVAE MARCIANAE F, draped diademed bust of Matidia facing right.
PIETAS AVGST (around) S C (in ex.), Pietas standing left, placing her hands on the heads of two children.
RIC (Trajan) 761 [R3]; Cohen 11 (350 Fr.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 107:112
ex Ibercoins, Madrid

Matidia was the daughter of Trajan's sister Marciana and thus niece of Trajan, born about AD 68. She assumed the title of Augusta upon the death of her mother in 112. On reverse, Matidia, as Pietas, with her daughters Matidia the younger and Sabina, future wife of Hadrian. After her death in 119, a temple was dedicated to her on the forum of Trajan.
3 commentsCharles S02/26/15 at 09:34*Alex: I agree, great portrait.
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Faustina I177 viewsFaustina I 138-161 A.D.

Obv: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA
Rev: AETERNITAS
RIC 350a
2 commentsBarry02/26/15 at 08:54Carsten B: Very nice!
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Matidia, niece of Trajan, mother of Sabina163 views∆ Sestertius (25.51g, ō35mm, 6h), Rome mint. Struck AD 113-117.
MATIDIA AVG DIVAE MARCIANAE F, draped diademed bust of Matidia facing right.
PIETAS AVGST (around) S C (in ex.), Pietas standing left, placing her hands on the heads of two children.
RIC (Trajan) 761 [R3]; Cohen 11 (350 Fr.); Foss (Roman Historical Coins) 107:112
ex Ibercoins, Madrid

Matidia was the daughter of Trajan's sister Marciana and thus niece of Trajan, born about AD 68. She assumed the title of Augusta upon the death of her mother in 112. On reverse, Matidia, as Pietas, with her daughters Matidia the younger and Sabina, future wife of Hadrian. After her death in 119, a temple was dedicated to her on the forum of Trajan.
3 commentsCharles S02/25/15 at 23:35Legatus: Very nice addition. Love the portrait.
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FAUSTINA II, JUNIOR. Commemorative denarius of Rome. Struck A.D.176-180 under Marcus Aurelius.135 viewsObverse: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA. Draped bust of Faustina Junior facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Peacock standing facing right.
Diameter: 18mm | Weight: 3.24gms | Die Axis: 12
RIC III : 744 | RSC : 71a

Annia Galeria Faustina was the youngest daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Senior. She married Marcus Aurelius in A.D.145 and was given the title of Augusta on the birth of her first child in A.D.146. She went on to have several more children, one of whom was the future emperor Commodus. In A.D.175 Faustina accompanied Marcus Aurelius on his journey to the East but she died at Halala, a village at the foot of the Taurus Mountains.
1 comments*Alex02/15/15 at 01:41Randygeki(h2): Good example with a nice portrait
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MARINIANA. Commemorative AR Antoninianus of Rome. Struck A.D.253 - 254 under Valerian I.127 viewsObverse: DIVAE MARINIANAE. Diademed and veiled bust of Mariniana, resting on crescent, facing right.
Reverse: CONSECRATIO. Mariniana being borne to heaven seated on the back of a peacock flying right.
Diameter: 21mm | Weight: 2.18gms | Die Axis: 6
RIC V i : 6
RARE

Mariniana was the wife of Valerian I but it would seem that she must have died before he became emperor because all of her coins are posthumous commemoratives.
1 comments*Alex01/24/15 at 13:28Augustin Caron: Nice portrait !
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ORBIANA. Wife of Severus Alexander.132 viewsAE Sestertius. 17.28 gm, 12h. Struck 225 AD. Diademed and draped bust right. SALL BARBIA ORBIANA AVG / Concordia seated left on throne, holding patera in extended right hand and cradling double cornucopiae in left arm. CONCORDIA AVGVSTORVM, S C in exergue. RIC IV 655 (Severus Alexander); Banti 1; BMCRE 293 (Severus Alexander); Cohen 4.

Triton VIII, Lot: 1056 . From the Michael Weller Collection. Ex Leo Benz Collection (Lanz 100, 20 November 2000), lot 199; George Bauer Collection (Glendining, 23 January 1963), lot 1378; M. L. Vierordt Collection (J. Schulman, 5 March 1923), lot 2068 ; H. C. Hoskier Collection (J. Hirsch XX, 13 November 1907).
1 commentsbenito01/23/15 at 17:10Mat: Amazing, love the portrait. Probably my favorite c...
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Poppaea, Nero and Poppaea, 13 October 54 - 9 June 68 A.D., Roman Provincial Egypt113 viewsBillon tetradrachm, RPC I 5282, Geissen 168, Kampmann 14.85, Milne 223, SRCV I 2002, F, centered, toned, flat strike, Alexandria mint, weight 12.875g, maximum diameter 25.4mm, die axis 0o, 64 - 65 A.D.; obverse NEPΩ KΛAY KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AY, radiate head right; reverse ΠOΠΠAIA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Poppaea right, date L IA right (year 11)
Poppaea was renowned for her beauty and voluptuous extravagance. Nero divorced his first wife Octavia to marry her in 62 A.D. Three years later, in a fit of anger, Nero kicked her in the abdomen. Pregnant, she died from her injuries. Others speculate that she simply died while giving birth.
sold 1-2018
1 commentsNORMAN K12/05/14 at 15:01Jay GT4: Good one!
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Livia - Julia Augusta - Augustus 14-29 CE119 viewsGB71021. Bronze AE 16, Karbach Augusta 19,6; RPC I 4007; SNG BnF 1891; SNG Cop 69; SNGvA 5531 - 5532, F, Cilicia, Augusta mint, weight 3.549g, maximum diameter 15.9mm, die axis 0o, 20 - 29 A.D; obverse draped bust right; reverse capricorn left, holding globe, six-rayed star above, AYΓOYCTA/NΩN below;
sold 4-2018
1 commentsNORMAN K11/18/14 at 19:08Jay GT4: Really nice coin!
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Poppaea, Billon Tetradrachm, Milne 21786 viewsNero & Poppaea
Augustus & Augusta, 62 - 65 A.D.

Coin: Billon Tetradrachm

Obverse: NEPΩ KΛAV KAIΣ ΣEB ΓEP AV, radiate bust of Nero, facing right.
Reverse: ΠΩΠΠAIA ΣEBAΣTH, draped bust of Poppaea, facing right. LI in right field.

Weight: 12.61 g, Diameter: 23 x 22 x 3.8 mm, Die axis: 330į, Mint: Alexandria, Egypt, Year: 10 (LI = 63-64 A.D.), Reference: Milne 217
1 commentsMasis08/18/14 at 20:09Jay GT4: Always nice to have one of these
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Aelia Flaccilla 218 viewsAelia Flaccilla AE2. Struck 383 AD, Constantinople mint.

AEL FLACCILLA AVG, mantled bust right in elaborate headdress & necklace / SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, inscribing a christogram on shield resting on small column. T in right field, mintmark CON Epsilon. RIC 81 var (RIC lists T in left field only).

FLACILLA (Aelia), the first wife of Theodosius the Great; born in Spain, daughter of Antonius, prefect of Gaul, she was celebrated for her piety, and for her benevolence to the poor. Arcadius and Honorius were her sons by the above named emperor, who married her before his accession to the imperial throne.

She died in Thrace, A. D. 388. Her brass coins are of the lowest degree of rarity, her gold and silver most rare.

A half aureus of this empress's, on which she is styled AEL FLACILLA AVG, bears her head crowned with a diadem enriched with precious stones. - SALVS REIPVBLICAE is the legend, and a victory inscribing on a shield the monogram of Christ, is the type of the reverse.
2 commentssuperflex09/16/13 at 03:36superflex:
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Faustina I AR denarius (148 AD)127 viewso/ DIVA-FAVSTINA, draped bust to the right, hair arranged in a chignon on top of the head.
r/ AVGV-STA, Ceres, veiled, standing left, holding long torch and raising robe with left hand.
3,28g. 17x18mm. 6h.
RIC III.362
1 commentsAugustin Caron09/10/13 at 11:39carthago: Great portrait!
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Fulvia, 3rd wife of Marc Antony. Died 40 BCE246 viewsL. Mussidius Longus
AR Denarius, Rome mint, 42 BCE. (17 mm, 3.5 g)
Obv: Draped bust of Fulvia as Victory, r.
Rev: L. MVSSIDIVS / LONGVS, Victory in biga r., holding reins.
Sear 1517; RRC 494/40; BMCRR 4229; Sydenham 1095; RSC Mussidia 4.
1 commentsEmpressCollector09/08/13 at 16:30Blindado: Beautiful as is. I can only imagine how it looked ...
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Annia Faustina, 3rd wife of Elagabalus. Augusta, 221 CE.374 viewsIsinda, Pisidia, AE 26 mm.
Obv: ANNIAN FAVCTEINAN, Dr. bust of Faustina r.
Rev: Confronted heads of Serapis and Isis, in field, E-Delta (yr. 4 ).
Ex Lindgren I, ex von Aulock, Pisidia I 833 (Plate coin, the only example known).
3 commentsEmpressCollector09/08/13 at 15:45Blindado: What a fantastic find!
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Lucilla (wife of Lucius Verus) AE Sesterius, struck 164-169 A.D.158 viewsObverse - LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG FB. Draped bust right.
Reverse - PIETAS. Pietas standing left, right hand over lighted altar and holding box of incense in left hand. S C in field
30 mm diam. 19.8g. RIC 1756
Reverse clearly shows the inverse portrait caused by a clashed die
sold 1-2018
1 commentsNORMAN K09/07/13 at 16:30quadrans: Interesting coin I always like that...
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Plautilla, Denarius, Rome 204 A.D.95 viewsPlautilla AR Denarius Rome RIC IV 369. Struck 204 A.D. 18 mm diam.
Obverse - PLAVTILLA AVGVSTA. Draped bust right
Reverse - VENVS VICTRIX. Venus standing left, brease exposed, holding apple and palm and resting left elbow on shield. Cupid standing left at her feet. Scarce
1 commentsNORMAN K08/23/13 at 02:14Mat: Beautiful portrait
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OTACILIA SEVERA160 viewsAE sestertius. 244-245 AD. 20,53 grs.12h . Diademed bust,draped,right. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AUG. / Pudicitia seated left,drawing veil fron face and holding transverse sceptre. PVDICITIA AVG .In exergue SC.
s 9169. RIC IV 209a.

2 commentsbenito07/17/13 at 01:39ickster: I agree. A master portrait.
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Aelia Flaccilla 218 viewsAelia Flaccilla AE2. Struck 383 AD, Constantinople mint.

AEL FLACCILLA AVG, mantled bust right in elaborate headdress & necklace / SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated right, inscribing a christogram on shield resting on small column. T in right field, mintmark CON Epsilon. RIC 81 var (RIC lists T in left field only).

FLACILLA (Aelia), the first wife of Theodosius the Great; born in Spain, daughter of Antonius, prefect of Gaul, she was celebrated for her piety, and for her benevolence to the poor. Arcadius and Honorius were her sons by the above named emperor, who married her before his accession to the imperial throne.

She died in Thrace, A. D. 388. Her brass coins are of the lowest degree of rarity, her gold and silver most rare.

A half aureus of this empress's, on which she is styled AEL FLACILLA AVG, bears her head crowned with a diadem enriched with precious stones. - SALVS REIPVBLICAE is the legend, and a victory inscribing on a shield the monogram of Christ, is the type of the reverse.
2 commentssuperflex04/21/13 at 15:22Mark Z: Seemingly a beautiful woman and definitely a beaut...
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Agrippina maior, grand daughter of Augustus, daughter of Agrippa, wife of Germanicus, mother of Gaius ("Caligula"), 14 BC- 33 AD227 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (26.9g, 36mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius, AD 37.
AGRIPPINA∑M∑F∑MAT∑C∑CAESARIS∑AVGVSTI, draped bust right
S∑P∑Q∑R∑ in field above, MEMORIAE / AGRIPPINAE in two lines
Carpentum drawn by two mules moving left. The Carpentum's cover is supported by standing figures at the corners and its sides are ornamented.
Gaius had the ashes of his mother returned to Rome soon after he came to power in 37 AD. He celebrated the memory of his mother, father and brothers, all murdered by Tiberius, with a series of coins. The sestertius issue was reserved for the memory of his mother. Note the lack of S C on this issue which has S P Q R instead.
RIC 55; Cohen 1
2 commentsCharles S01/28/13 at 00:42Michael K5: Beautiful, interesting type and style.
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ArsinoŽ II Philadelphos - 1st daughter of Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter318 viewsPTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT, ALEXANDRIA, 253 - 252 BC, Struck under Ptolemy II.
AV Octodrachm (MnaÔeion) - 27mm, 27.69 g, 12h

O - ArsinoŽ II head right, veiled and wearing stephane; lotus-tipped scepter in background, Θ to left
R - APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia bound with fillet.

Svoronos 460; Troxell, Arsinoe, Transitional to Group 3, p. 43 and pl. 6, 2-3 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 134.

Arsinoe II married Lysimachus at the age of 15. After Lysimachus' death in battle in 281 BC, she fled to Cassandreia and married her paternal half-brother Ptolemy Keraunos. As he became more powerful, she conspired against him leading to the killing of her sons, Lysimachus and Philip. After their deaths, she fled to Alexandria, Egypt to seek protection from her brother, Ptolemy II Philadelphus; whom she later married. As a result, both were given the epithet "Philadelphoi" ("Sibling-loving (plural)") by the presumably scandalized Greeks.

Arsinoe II Philadelphos, died 270-268 BC.
4 commentsrobertpe01/27/13 at 19:38Sam: Extraordinary
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Aquilia Severa (second and fourth wife of Elagabalus), 220Ė2 CE 146 viewsAR Denarius, Rome, 221 CE; 20mm, 3.20g. BMCRE 335, RIC 226, RSC 2. Obv: IVLIA AQVILIA SEVERA AVG; draped bust right. Rx: CONCORDIA; Concordia standing half-left, sacrificing from patera over lighted altar, holding double cornucopia, star to right.

Notes: Rare; Aquilia Severa's "Concordia standing" reverse is more often found with the star in the left field than the right (as on this specimen).

Provenance: Ex Roma II (2 October 2011) Lot 719; from a private German collection.
1 commentsMichael K501/12/13 at 20:30Robin Ayers: stunning example!
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Salonina, wife of Gallienus. Augusta, 254-268 CE.191 viewsBillon antoninianus. Rome mint.
Obv: COR SALONINA AVG, diademed and draped bust right on crescent.
Rev: IVNONI CONS AVG, doe walking left, delta in exergue. RIC 16, Cohen 70; Sear 3041.
1 commentsEmpressCollector10/17/12 at 17:25neander: Very pleasant coin!
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ArsinoŽ II Philadelphos - 1st daughter of Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter318 viewsPTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT, ALEXANDRIA, 253 - 252 BC, Struck under Ptolemy II.
AV Octodrachm (MnaÔeion) - 27mm, 27.69 g, 12h

O - ArsinoŽ II head right, veiled and wearing stephane; lotus-tipped scepter in background, Θ to left
R - APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia bound with fillet.

Svoronos 460; Troxell, Arsinoe, Transitional to Group 3, p. 43 and pl. 6, 2-3 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 134.

Arsinoe II married Lysimachus at the age of 15. After Lysimachus' death in battle in 281 BC, she fled to Cassandreia and married her paternal half-brother Ptolemy Keraunos. As he became more powerful, she conspired against him leading to the killing of her sons, Lysimachus and Philip. After their deaths, she fled to Alexandria, Egypt to seek protection from her brother, Ptolemy II Philadelphus; whom she later married. As a result, both were given the epithet "Philadelphoi" ("Sibling-loving (plural)") by the presumably scandalized Greeks.

Arsinoe II Philadelphos, died 270-268 BC.
4 commentsrobertpe09/22/12 at 01:06SPQR Coins: Outstanding!
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TRANQUILLINA. Wife of Gordian III539 viewsAE 24. Edessa 238-244. 9.87g. 1h. Draped bust right wearing stephane. CA.B.NIA TPANKVΛΛEINA.AVΓ / Roma seated left above shield holding Victory, crowned by city goddess holding scepter, standing left behind her. EΔECCE around, ΩN in exergue. Papaefthymiou, Edessa de Macedoine, p. 87, 6 (D3/R5, pl. 11).
1 commentsbenito08/30/12 at 12:26HELEN S: stunning coin with great detail
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ArsinoŽ II Philadelphos - 1st daughter of Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter318 viewsPTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT, ALEXANDRIA, 253 - 252 BC, Struck under Ptolemy II.
AV Octodrachm (MnaÔeion) - 27mm, 27.69 g, 12h

O - ArsinoŽ II head right, veiled and wearing stephane; lotus-tipped scepter in background, Θ to left
R - APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia bound with fillet.

Svoronos 460; Troxell, Arsinoe, Transitional to Group 3, p. 43 and pl. 6, 2-3 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 134.

Arsinoe II married Lysimachus at the age of 15. After Lysimachus' death in battle in 281 BC, she fled to Cassandreia and married her paternal half-brother Ptolemy Keraunos. As he became more powerful, she conspired against him leading to the killing of her sons, Lysimachus and Philip. After their deaths, she fled to Alexandria, Egypt to seek protection from her brother, Ptolemy II Philadelphus; whom she later married. As a result, both were given the epithet "Philadelphoi" ("Sibling-loving (plural)") by the presumably scandalized Greeks.

Arsinoe II Philadelphos, died 270-268 BC.
4 commentsrobertpe08/23/12 at 06:11David Atherton: Stunning coin!
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ArsinoŽ II Philadelphos - 1st daughter of Pharaoh Ptolemy I Soter318 viewsPTOLEMAIC KINGS of EGYPT, ALEXANDRIA, 253 - 252 BC, Struck under Ptolemy II.
AV Octodrachm (MnaÔeion) - 27mm, 27.69 g, 12h

O - ArsinoŽ II head right, veiled and wearing stephane; lotus-tipped scepter in background, Θ to left
R - APΣINOHΣ ΦIΛAΔEΛΦOY, double cornucopia bound with fillet.

Svoronos 460; Troxell, Arsinoe, Transitional to Group 3, p. 43 and pl. 6, 2-3 (same obv. die); SNG Copenhagen 134.

Arsinoe II married Lysimachus at the age of 15. After Lysimachus' death in battle in 281 BC, she fled to Cassandreia and married her paternal half-brother Ptolemy Keraunos. As he became more powerful, she conspired against him leading to the killing of her sons, Lysimachus and Philip. After their deaths, she fled to Alexandria, Egypt to seek protection from her brother, Ptolemy II Philadelphus; whom she later married. As a result, both were given the epithet "Philadelphoi" ("Sibling-loving (plural)") by the presumably scandalized Greeks.

Arsinoe II Philadelphos, died 270-268 BC.
4 commentsrobertpe08/23/12 at 04:21Lloyd T: Wonderful coin and quite exotic.
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Iulia Mamaea, AR-Denarius, VENVS GENETRIX, 201 viewsIulia Mamaea, AR-Denarius,
avers:-IVLIA-MA-MAEA-AVG,
revers:-VENVS-GE-N-ETRIX,
diameter: 19-20mm
weight: 2,94g
mint:
date:
ref: RIC-355, C-72,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans08/17/12 at 02:14dupondius: what a portrait in a high relief!
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3 Augustae - Plotina, Marciana and Matidia276 viewsFrom left to right: Plotina, wife of Trajan; Marciana, sister of Trajan; Matidia, daughter of Marciana and mother of the empress Sabina, wife of Hadrian.2 commentsCharles S07/30/12 at 04:50kc: Great Trajan wifes!
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Faustina II. Daughter of Antoninus Pius. Wife of M.Aurelius.204 viewsAE sestertius. 161-164 AD. 23.57 gr.6h . Diademed and draped bust right. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. / Salus seated left, holding patera from which she feeds snake coiled around altar. SALVTI AVGVSTAE, in exergue SC. RIC III 1668 (M.Aurelius). Cohen 200.
3 commentsbenito06/23/12 at 11:19quadrans: Really nice coin and greath portret
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Helena. Mother of Constantine166 viewsAE follis. Sirmium 324-325 AD. 3,29 grs. Pearl diademed and draped bust right,wearing necklace . FL HELENA AVGVSTA. / Securitas standing left holding olive branch in extended right hand. SECVRITAS REIPVBLICE. In exergue SIRM.
C12. RIC 54. LRBC 808.
1 commentsbenito06/23/12 at 11:16quadrans: Nice Coin and a very good photo and portret
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Agrippina, Drusilla and Julia, Caligula's three sisters271 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (23.4g, 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius ("Caligula") AD 37-38.
Obverse: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT laureate portret of Gaius facing left
Reverse: AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA Agrippina (Jr), the eldest sister as Securitas, leaning on column, holding cornucopia, and placing left hand on Drusilla's shoulder; Drusilla, the middle sister, as Concordia, holding patera and cornucopia; and Julia Livilla, the youngest, as Fortuna, holding rudder and cornucopia.
RIC (Gaius) 33; Cohen 4
Ex Harlan J. Berk, Buy/Bid Sale

This specimen in the style of a provincial branch mint, rarer than those in Rome-mint style.
4 commentsCharles S05/23/12 at 04:03SPQR Coins: A dream coin! Congratulations!
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Agrippina, Drusilla and Julia, Caligula's three sisters271 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (23.4g, 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius ("Caligula") AD 37-38.
Obverse: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT laureate portret of Gaius facing left
Reverse: AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA Agrippina (Jr), the eldest sister as Securitas, leaning on column, holding cornucopia, and placing left hand on Drusilla's shoulder; Drusilla, the middle sister, as Concordia, holding patera and cornucopia; and Julia Livilla, the youngest, as Fortuna, holding rudder and cornucopia.
RIC (Gaius) 33; Cohen 4
Ex Harlan J. Berk, Buy/Bid Sale

This specimen in the style of a provincial branch mint, rarer than those in Rome-mint style.
4 commentsCharles S05/23/12 at 01:56Legatus: Very nice and rare coin. Congrats
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SABINA. Wife of Hadrian.237 viewsAR denarius. 126-137 AD. 3.54 g. Draped bust right. SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P / Pudicitia, veiled, standing l., raising veil with right. hand PVDICITIA . RIC Hadrian 407
2 commentsbenito05/23/12 at 01:00Charles S: Very good presentation
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Agrippina maior, grand daughter of Augustus, daughter of Agrippa, wife of Germanicus, mother of Gaius ("Caligula"), 14 BC- 33 AD227 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (26.9g, 36mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius, AD 37.
AGRIPPINA∑M∑F∑MAT∑C∑CAESARIS∑AVGVSTI, draped bust right
S∑P∑Q∑R∑ in field above, MEMORIAE / AGRIPPINAE in two lines
Carpentum drawn by two mules moving left. The Carpentum's cover is supported by standing figures at the corners and its sides are ornamented.
Gaius had the ashes of his mother returned to Rome soon after he came to power in 37 AD. He celebrated the memory of his mother, father and brothers, all murdered by Tiberius, with a series of coins. The sestertius issue was reserved for the memory of his mother. Note the lack of S C on this issue which has S P Q R instead.
RIC 55; Cohen 1
2 commentsCharles S05/23/12 at 00:51Jay GT4: I love it!
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Agrippina, Drusilla and Julia, Caligula's three sisters271 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (23.4g, 34mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Gaius ("Caligula") AD 37-38.
Obverse: C CAESAR AVG GERMANICVS PON M TR POT laureate portret of Gaius facing left
Reverse: AGRIPPINA DRVSILLA IVLIA Agrippina (Jr), the eldest sister as Securitas, leaning on column, holding cornucopia, and placing left hand on Drusilla's shoulder; Drusilla, the middle sister, as Concordia, holding patera and cornucopia; and Julia Livilla, the youngest, as Fortuna, holding rudder and cornucopia.
RIC (Gaius) 33; Cohen 4
Ex Harlan J. Berk, Buy/Bid Sale

This specimen in the style of a provincial branch mint, rarer than those in Rome-mint style.
4 commentsCharles S05/23/12 at 00:51Jay GT4: Congrats on getting such a sought after great piec...
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Iulia Mamaea, AR-Denarius, VENVS GENETRIX, 201 viewsIulia Mamaea, AR-Denarius,
avers:-IVLIA-MA-MAEA-AVG,
revers:-VENVS-GE-N-ETRIX,
diameter: 19-20mm
weight: 2,94g
mint:
date:
ref: RIC-355, C-72,
Q-001
2 commentsquadrans05/22/12 at 21:51Charles S: Lovely coin, beautiful portrait
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Faustina II. Daughter of Antoninus Pius. Wife of M.Aurelius.204 viewsAE sestertius. 161-164 AD. 23.57 gr.6h . Diademed and draped bust right. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. / Salus seated left, holding patera from which she feeds snake coiled around altar. SALVTI AVGVSTAE, in exergue SC. RIC III 1668 (M.Aurelius). Cohen 200.
3 commentsbenito05/22/12 at 20:52Charles S: Very neat sestertius, a real beauty
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OTACILIA SEVERA160 viewsAE sestertius. 244-245 AD. 20,53 grs.12h . Diademed bust,draped,right. MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AUG. / Pudicitia seated left,drawing veil fron face and holding transverse sceptre. PVDICITIA AVG .In exergue SC.
s 9169. RIC IV 209a.

2 commentsbenito05/22/12 at 20:38Charles S: What a nice portrait! A true work of art...
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JULIA DOMNA260 views2 commentsbenito02/18/12 at 08:19neander: Absolutely ideal obverse & portrait!
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Iulia Mamaea, AR-Denarius, IVNO CONSERVATRIX, 147 viewsIulia Mamaea, AR-Denarius,
avers:- IVLIA-MAMAEA-AVG,
revers:- IVNO-CONSERVATRIX,
diameter: 18mm
weight: 3,02g
mint:
date:
ref: RIC-343, C-35,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/03/12 at 03:09Randygeki(h2): Wonder looking coin w/ nice detail and portrait.
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Faustina II, Filia (128-175 AD.). AR denarius, AVGVSTI P II FIL,178 viewsFaustina (II) Filia AR denarius
"Daughter of Antoninus Pius and Faustina Sr. and wife of Marcus Aurelius. She was also the mother of Commodus and Lucilla, wife of Lucius Verus."
avers:- FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right.
revers: AVGVS-TI-P-II-FIL, Venus standing left, holding Victory and shield on helmet.
date: 156-161 AD.
mint: Rome
diameter: 16-17mm
weight:3,11g
ref: RIC-495a (Antoninus Pius) , C-15
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans02/03/12 at 03:08Randygeki(h2): beautiful portrait
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JULIA DOMNA260 views2 commentsbenito01/21/12 at 14:35Randygeki(h2): beautiful
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Salonina - wife of Gallienus - Reined between 257 and 268 AD.72 viewsAR Antoninian of Salonina - wife of Gallienus - Reined between 257 and 268 AD.

Weight: 2.2g
ō: 21mm

Obv: SALONINA AVG - Salonina right.

Rev: IVNO REGINA - JUNO standing left, holding a patera and a scepter.

EF/EF

RIC 13 - VM 22 - Cohen 58
1 commentsJorge C12/31/11 at 14:58helvetica: This is RIC 29 or 64 (depending on the mint), not ...
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FAUSTINA II. Wife of M.Aurelius215 viewsAR denarius.2 commentsbenito11/21/11 at 11:54rexesq: Very nice portrait, great detail on her hair.... n...
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FAUSTINA II. Wife of M.Aurelius215 viewsAR denarius.2 commentsbenito11/21/11 at 08:43lorry66: wery nice coin.
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LUCILLA. Wife of Lucius Verus.225 viewsAR denarius. 161-162 AD. 3.28 gm, 5 h. Draped bust right. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F. / VOTA/PVēBLI/CA in three lines within wreath. RIC III 791. RSC 98.

2 commentsbenito11/10/11 at 22:52LordBest: Lovely coin.
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LUCILLA. Wife of Lucius Verus.225 viewsAR denarius. 161-162 AD. 3.28 gm, 5 h. Draped bust right. LVCILLAE AVG ANTONINI AVG F. / VOTA/PVēBLI/CA in three lines within wreath. RIC III 791. RSC 98.

2 commentsbenito11/09/11 at 21:47Legatus: She looks like a child. Great coin
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JULIA MAMAEA. Mother of Severus Alexander160 viewsAR denarius. 1 commentsbenito11/09/11 at 21:47Legatus: Kind of a plain Jane, but as great coin
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FAUSTINA I, wife of Antoninus Pius228 viewsAR denarius. Post 141 AD. 3,32 grs. Draped bust right . DIVA FAVSTINA. / Ceres standing left holding torch. AVGVSTA.
RIC III 362 (Pius). RSC 104.
1 commentsbenito11/07/11 at 23:06Fitzwilk: Fantastic presentation.
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JULIA TITI. Daughter of Titus. Lover of Domitian.280 viewsAE dupondius. 80-81 AD (Titus) 12.36 gr. 6h. Draped bust right . IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA. / Vesta seated left, holding small palladium in extended right hand and sceptre. VESTA . S C across field. RIC II 180 (Titus); Cohen 18.

3 commentsbenito10/22/11 at 23:45Mark Z: That's a beautiful coin, but I am much more at...
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SABINA. Wife of Hadrian.237 viewsAR denarius. 126-137 AD. 3.54 g. Draped bust right. SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P / Pudicitia, veiled, standing l., raising veil with right. hand PVDICITIA . RIC Hadrian 407
2 commentsbenito10/22/11 at 23:44Mark Z: Very nice! Appears to be a faithful representation...
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JULIA TITI. Daughter of Titus. Lover of Domitian.280 viewsAE dupondius. 80-81 AD (Titus) 12.36 gr. 6h. Draped bust right . IVLIA IMP T AVG F AVGVSTA. / Vesta seated left, holding small palladium in extended right hand and sceptre. VESTA . S C across field. RIC II 180 (Titus); Cohen 18.

3 commentsbenito10/20/11 at 17:49Legatus: Very nice coin
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Faustina II. Daughter of Antoninus Pius. Wife of M.Aurelius.204 viewsAE sestertius. 161-164 AD. 23.57 gr.6h . Diademed and draped bust right. FAVSTINA AVGVSTA. / Salus seated left, holding patera from which she feeds snake coiled around altar. SALVTI AVGVSTAE, in exergue SC. RIC III 1668 (M.Aurelius). Cohen 200.
3 commentsbenito08/27/11 at 14:49*Alex: Beautiful patina.
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PAULINA. Wife of Maximinus I.168 viewsAR denarius. 235-236 AD. Draped and veiled bust of Paulina right. DIVA PAVLINA. / Peacock standing facing,tail in full splendor,head to left. CONSECRATIO.
BM 135, C 1, RIC 1. RSC 1.
1 commentsbenito02/15/11 at 09:08Tibsi: Great!
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AGRIPPINA I320 viewsAE Sestertius. 28.08 gm, 7h. Rome mint. Struck under Claudius, 42-54 AD. Draped bust right .
Obverse: AGRIPPINA M F GERMANICI CAESARIS, bare-headed and draped bust right.
Reverse: TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG GERM P M TR P IMP P P around large SC.
RIC I 102 (Claudius); von Kaenel Type 78; BMCRE 219 (Claudius); Cohen 3.
3 commentsbenito12/19/10 at 11:59Jay GT4: Beautiful!
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Mariniana, wife of Valerian I.211 viewsAR antoninianus (23.5 mm, 3.04 gm). Rome mint, 253-257 CE.
Obv: DIVAE MARINIANVAE, diademed, veiled bust right on crescent.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, peacock standing facing, head left, tail in splendor.
RIC 3; Cohen 3; GŲbl 212b; RSC 2; Sear4 2927; Eauze hoard 1318 (23 spec.); Cunetio hoard 646 (22 spec.). Ex Harlan Berk.
1 commentsEmpressCollector11/04/10 at 05:08rexesq: Very pretty.
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Crispina, wife of Commodus. Augusta, 177-182/3 CE.268 viewsAR Denarius (19.5mm, 3.15g), Rome mint, 180-181 CE.
Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust right.
Rev: DIS GENITALIBVS, large rectangular altar.
RIC-281A, Sear 5999 var., BMC 31, RSC 15, Cohen 15.

Crispina's earliest obverse legend (CRISPINA AVGVSTA, RIC-281B; C-16; BMC-39, is usual for this issue).
2 commentsEmpressCollector11/04/10 at 05:08rexesq: Very beautiful portrait. Great coin.
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Faustina I / Ceres201 viewsAR Denarius (18mm, 2.95gm)
after 141 AD
O: Draped bust right, hair arranged in chignon; DIVA FAVSTINA.
R: Ceres, veiled, standing right, holding corn ears and sceptre; AVGVSTA.
RSC 93 / RIC 358 / Sear 4581 / BMC 389 / Strack 475
ex Vaughn Rare Coin Gallery
2 commentsEnodia08/22/10 at 19:08Randygeki(h2): indeed
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Faustina I / Ceres201 viewsAR Denarius (18mm, 2.95gm)
after 141 AD
O: Draped bust right, hair arranged in chignon; DIVA FAVSTINA.
R: Ceres, veiled, standing right, holding corn ears and sceptre; AVGVSTA.
RSC 93 / RIC 358 / Sear 4581 / BMC 389 / Strack 475
ex Vaughn Rare Coin Gallery
2 commentsEnodia08/22/10 at 18:59Jay GT4: What a beautiful strike! Congrats!
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Julia Domna denarius106 viewsJulia Domna AD 193-217 Silver Denarius
Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG - Bareheaded bust right, draped.
Rev: VENVS GENETRIX - Venus seated left, holding hand out and scepter.
Rome mint: AD 216 = RIC IVi, 388c, page 274 - Cohen 212 Ė SEAR RCV II (2002), #7106, page 555
2 commentsNico01/11/10 at 11:39Noah: great portrait indeed
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Fausta Augusta, 324-326 AD. Heraclea mint.100 viewsFausta Augusta, 324-326 AD. Heraclea mint. AE 3, 2.936 g, 19.1 mm, choice gVF. Obv: draped bust right, hair waived, bun at back, wearing pearl necklace, FLAV MAX FAVSTA AVG. Rev: Fausta standing facing holding infants Constantine II and Constantius II, SPES REIP-VBLICAE. Ex: SMHAē. Ref: RIC 86, S 3905. RARE1 commentsBard Gram O01/09/10 at 01:05Noah: pretty coin and pretty lady
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Julia Domna Pietas Pvblica (Laodicea) RIC 643105 viewsObv: IVLIA AVGVSTA
draped bust rigt
Rev: PIETAS PVBLICA
Pietas standing front, head left, before altar raising both hands.

Laodicea ad mare mint, struck 198-202 AD, 2.4 grams

RIC 643, BMC 612, RSC 156

I love these denarii of the Laodicea mint. Once again, the tell-tale loop of fabric which acts as a mintmark for this mint is visible.

1 commentsC. Caesar Germ.01/08/10 at 18:15Noah: excellent coin...this is my favorite coin of yours...
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Helena -Posthumous196 viewsAttribution-RIC VIII Constantinople 33,38 or 48

Obv. FL IVL HE-LENAE AVG Head right with ornamental mantle and necklace with elaborate hairstyle
Rev. PAX PV-BLICA Pax standing left holding branch and transverse sceptre-Double strike
Ex.? Not sure but my guess based on style is Constantinople
5 commentsblack-prophet01/07/10 at 16:26Noah: Magnificent coin...it is spectacular indeed...this...
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Annia Faustina, 3rd wife of Elagabalus. Augusta, 221 CE.374 viewsIsinda, Pisidia, AE 26 mm.
Obv: ANNIAN FAVCTEINAN, Dr. bust of Faustina r.
Rev: Confronted heads of Serapis and Isis, in field, E-Delta (yr. 4 ).
Ex Lindgren I, ex von Aulock, Pisidia I 833 (Plate coin, the only example known).
3 commentsEmpressCollector01/01/10 at 13:01Noah: and a beautiful patina to boot!
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Cleopatra Thea, queen of Syria (with son, Antiochos VIII).222 viewsAR Tetradrachm (27 mm). Antioch mint, 125-121 BCE.
Obv: Conj. busts r.
Rev: BASILISSHS/ KLEOPATRAS/ KAI/ BASILEWS/ ANTIOXOU, Zeus Nikephoros seated l., holding lotus-tipped scepter; IE outer left, A under throne. SNG Spaer 2437. Cf. Sear 7135.
1 commentsEmpressCollector01/01/10 at 12:42Noah: nice
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Aelia Pulcheria, sister of Theodosius II. Augusta, 414-453 CE.313 views∆ 4 (14 mm, 0.82 gm). Constantinople mint, 414-423 CE.
Obv: AEL PVLCH-ERIA AVG, pearl-diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right, wearing necklace and earring.
Rev: SALVS REIPVBLICAE, Victory seated r., inscribing Christogram on shield set on cippus; CON? in exergue.
Sear 4309; Goodacre 9; Tolstoi 43; LRBC 2226.
1 commentsEmpressCollector08/05/08 at 16:27Tia: Wonderful specimen of a marvelous coin. A treasur...
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AELIA EUDOXIA221 viewsEudoxia AE3 20mm

Attribution-RIC X Cyzicus 103

OBV-AEL EVDO-XIA AVG, diademed draped bust right

REV-SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory seated right on cuirass, pointing one hand at a shield inscribed with the Chi-Rho as she balances it atop a column with her other hand.

Ex- SMKA

3 commentsblack-prophet08/03/08 at 12:45Tia: Indeed. An uncommonly fine specimen for this impor...
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Fausta AD 324-326 Sirmium (SIRM)103 viewsObv: FLAVMAX-FAVSTAAVG
Rev: Fausta Holding Sons,
SALVS REIPVBLICAE
RIC VII 55

I really like the reverse detail of this coin. Note how the legs of the children intertwine. In hand, you can see the children's facial details.
1 commentsLaetvs06/15/08 at 18:23Potator II: Very nice coin
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Julia Domna denarius106 viewsJulia Domna AD 193-217 Silver Denarius
Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG - Bareheaded bust right, draped.
Rev: VENVS GENETRIX - Venus seated left, holding hand out and scepter.
Rome mint: AD 216 = RIC IVi, 388c, page 274 - Cohen 212 Ė SEAR RCV II (2002), #7106, page 555
2 commentsNico10/24/07 at 08:27Potator II: Fascinating portrait
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AELIA EUDOXIA221 viewsEudoxia AE3 20mm

Attribution-RIC X Cyzicus 103

OBV-AEL EVDO-XIA AVG, diademed draped bust right

REV-SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory seated right on cuirass, pointing one hand at a shield inscribed with the Chi-Rho as she balances it atop a column with her other hand.

Ex- SMKA

3 commentsblack-prophet04/25/07 at 02:40arizonarobin: Beautiful example! I'm green
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AELIA EUDOXIA221 viewsEudoxia AE3 20mm

Attribution-RIC X Cyzicus 103

OBV-AEL EVDO-XIA AVG, diademed draped bust right

REV-SALVS REI-PVBLICAE, Victory seated right on cuirass, pointing one hand at a shield inscribed with the Chi-Rho as she balances it atop a column with her other hand.

Ex- SMKA

3 commentsblack-prophet04/24/07 at 08:01Potator II: Nice to see Eudoxia on a very decent example (not ...
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Faustina II179 viewsFaustina II 156-161 A.D.

Obv: FAVSTINAE AVGVSTI PII FIL
Rev: PVDICITIA
RIC 507a
4 commentsBarry01/23/07 at 09:15*Alex: Beautiful portrait.
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Faustina II179 viewsFaustina II 156-161 A.D.

Obv: FAVSTINAE AVGVSTI PII FIL
Rev: PVDICITIA
RIC 507a
4 commentsBarry01/14/07 at 18:03Potator II: Real beauty, what a hairdo!!
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Faustina II179 viewsFaustina II 156-161 A.D.

Obv: FAVSTINAE AVGVSTI PII FIL
Rev: PVDICITIA
RIC 507a
4 commentsBarry01/14/07 at 17:41Noah: Very nice! That black background certainly makes ...
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Faustina II179 viewsFaustina II 156-161 A.D.

Obv: FAVSTINAE AVGVSTI PII FIL
Rev: PVDICITIA
RIC 507a
4 commentsBarry01/14/07 at 17:17Jochen: Can I trust my eyes?
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Faustina I177 viewsFaustina I 138-161 A.D.

Obv: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA
Rev: AETERNITAS
RIC 350a
2 commentsBarry01/13/07 at 15:44*Alex: Beautiful coin!
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Helena / Mother of Constantine I / Siscia124 viewsAttribution: RIC 204 (RIC VII)

Mint: Siscia, ESIS

Date: 326-327 AD

Obverse: FL HELENA AUGUSTA
Helena facing right

Reverse: SECURITAS REIPUBLICE, Helena standing left, holding branch, ESIS in exergue

Size: 18mm x 20.5mm

Weight: 3.2 grams

former Roman Lode
1 commentsAnemicOak11/03/06 at 01:50Scotvs Capitis: Wow, that one is really nice!
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Julia Domna- Diana Lucifera Laodicea Mint RIC 638137 viewsObv: IVLIA AVGVSTA
Julia Domna draped, right
Rev: DIANA LVCIFERA
Diana holding torch with crescent at her shoulders.

Laodicea Mint, AD 196
RIC 638. BMCRE 277, 598. RSC 27a. RCV 6578
This coin displays the trademark loop of fabric on Domna's neck, marking it as the product of the mint at Laodicea ad Mare (modern Latakia, Syria). It is a fine example of the Eastern style of the Laodicea mint.
2 commentsC. Caesar Germ.10/15/06 at 09:17Arminius: a fine example - really
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Livilla??, Wife of Drusus, c. 13 BC-AD 31.684 views∆ Dupondius under Tiberius (28 mm, 14.23 gm). Struck circa 22/3 AD.
Obv: PIETAS, veiled, diademed and draped bust of Livilla as Pietas right.
Rev: DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVGVSTI F TR POT ITER around large S C.
RIC I 43 (Tiberius); BMCRE 98; BN 74; Cohen 1; Sear 1741; Vagi 477.

The identity of this female portrait remains controversial, and has been identified as Livia (RIC, Sear), Livilla (Vagi) and Vipsania (Jasper Burns).
4 commentsEmpressCollector09/18/06 at 19:51nugget: Livia wife of Drusus This may help E.C.
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Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, Augusta, 193-217 CE.317 viewsAE Sestertius (32 mm, 21.3 gm), Rome mint, 213 CE.
Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Bare-headed & draped bust r.
Rev: IVNONEM S C, Juno standing l., holding scepter. Peacock at feet.
RIC 585b; Sear 7114v; BMC 210; Cohen 88; Hill 1345.

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3 commentsEmpressCollector09/18/06 at 19:34nugget: Nice pat
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Julia Domna- Diana Lucifera Laodicea Mint RIC 638137 viewsObv: IVLIA AVGVSTA
Julia Domna draped, right
Rev: DIANA LVCIFERA
Diana holding torch with crescent at her shoulders.

Laodicea Mint, AD 196
RIC 638. BMCRE 277, 598. RSC 27a. RCV 6578
This coin displays the trademark loop of fabric on Domna's neck, marking it as the product of the mint at Laodicea ad Mare (modern Latakia, Syria). It is a fine example of the Eastern style of the Laodicea mint.
2 commentsC. Caesar Germ.08/26/06 at 20:50arizonarobin: Lovely example!
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Helena -Posthumous196 viewsAttribution-RIC VIII Constantinople 33,38 or 48

Obv. FL IVL HE-LENAE AVG Head right with ornamental mantle and necklace with elaborate hairstyle
Rev. PAX PV-BLICA Pax standing left holding branch and transverse sceptre-Double strike
Ex.? Not sure but my guess based on style is Constantinople
5 commentsblack-prophet06/21/06 at 04:17b70: Gorgeous coin!
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Helena -Posthumous196 viewsAttribution-RIC VIII Constantinople 33,38 or 48

Obv. FL IVL HE-LENAE AVG Head right with ornamental mantle and necklace with elaborate hairstyle
Rev. PAX PV-BLICA Pax standing left holding branch and transverse sceptre-Double strike
Ex.? Not sure but my guess based on style is Constantinople
5 commentsblack-prophet06/18/06 at 18:25Potator II: That's a very attractive coin.
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Helena -Posthumous196 viewsAttribution-RIC VIII Constantinople 33,38 or 48

Obv. FL IVL HE-LENAE AVG Head right with ornamental mantle and necklace with elaborate hairstyle
Rev. PAX PV-BLICA Pax standing left holding branch and transverse sceptre-Double strike
Ex.? Not sure but my guess based on style is Constantinople
5 commentsblack-prophet06/18/06 at 01:10black-prophet: Thank You Laetvs,I guess I can chalk this up as a ...
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Helena -Posthumous196 viewsAttribution-RIC VIII Constantinople 33,38 or 48

Obv. FL IVL HE-LENAE AVG Head right with ornamental mantle and necklace with elaborate hairstyle
Rev. PAX PV-BLICA Pax standing left holding branch and transverse sceptre-Double strike
Ex.? Not sure but my guess based on style is Constantinople
5 commentsblack-prophet06/18/06 at 00:49Laetvs: Wow! Beautiful portrait and great photography!
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Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, Augusta, 193-217 CE.317 viewsAE Sestertius (32 mm, 21.3 gm), Rome mint, 213 CE.
Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Bare-headed & draped bust r.
Rev: IVNONEM S C, Juno standing l., holding scepter. Peacock at feet.
RIC 585b; Sear 7114v; BMC 210; Cohen 88; Hill 1345.

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3 commentsEmpressCollector05/16/06 at 02:19Noah: Beautiful portrait, this is my favorite coin of yo...
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Otacilia Severa AR Antoninanus / Concordia140 viewsAttribution: RIC 126 (RIC IV, Part III), RSC 17

Mint: Rome

Date: 246-247 AD

Obverse: M OTACIL SEVERA AVG; Diademed and draped bust right on crescent

Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG; Concordia seated left, holding double cornucopia and patera, altar before

Size: 23.32 mm

Weight: 4.5 grams

Some additional info from Curtis Clay
"Your coin can be precisely dated to c. spring 247.
Not earlier, because it shows the altar at Concordia's feet which was added to the type c. spring 247. Not later, because Otacilia's obv. legend still begins with M, which was dropped from the legend c. summer 247.
These dates depend on the assumption that these changes were simultaneous with similar changes on the coins of Philip I, one of whose types bore the date TR P IIII, equivalent to 247 AD."

2 commentsAnemicOak04/14/06 at 00:17b70: Great coin.
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Otacilia Severa AR Antoninanus / Concordia140 viewsAttribution: RIC 126 (RIC IV, Part III), RSC 17

Mint: Rome

Date: 246-247 AD

Obverse: M OTACIL SEVERA AVG; Diademed and draped bust right on crescent

Reverse: CONCORDIA AVGG; Concordia seated left, holding double cornucopia and patera, altar before

Size: 23.32 mm

Weight: 4.5 grams

Some additional info from Curtis Clay
"Your coin can be precisely dated to c. spring 247.
Not earlier, because it shows the altar at Concordia's feet which was added to the type c. spring 247. Not later, because Otacilia's obv. legend still begins with M, which was dropped from the legend c. summer 247.
These dates depend on the assumption that these changes were simultaneous with similar changes on the coins of Philip I, one of whose types bore the date TR P IIII, equivalent to 247 AD."

2 commentsAnemicOak04/13/06 at 13:35Pscipio: Very nice portrait!
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Paulina, late wife of Maximinus I.401 viewsAR denarius (21 mm, 3.3 gm), Rome mint, 235-238 CE.
Obv: DIVA PAVLINA, veiled and draped bust right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, Paulina seated to left on peacock flying right.
RIC 2; RSC 2; Cohen 2; BMC 127; Sear 2369.
6 commentsEmpressCollector04/08/06 at 16:30arizonarobin: Simply beautiful! (Well the coin is) I need to hun...
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Julia Paula, 1st wife of Elagabalus. Augusta, 219-220 CE.200 viewsAR Denarius (19 mm, 2.8 gm). Rome mint, 220 CE.
Obv: IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, holding patera; star in left field.
RIC 211; RSC 6; BMC 172; Sear 7655.
2 commentsEmpressCollector04/08/06 at 16:29arizonarobin: I love this portrait!
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Aelia Verina, wife of Leo I. Augusta, 457-484 CE.278 views∆ 4 (10 mm, 0.82 gm). Constantinople mint, 457-484 CE.
Obv: D N LEO Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo I right.
Rev: Verina standing holding transverse scepter and globus cruciger, B E at sides.
RIC 714; Vagi 3798.
2 commentsEmpressCollector08/01/05 at 18:04divvsavgvstvs: I agree, far better than those normally encountere...
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Aelia Verina, wife of Leo I. Augusta, 457-484 CE.278 views∆ 4 (10 mm, 0.82 gm). Constantinople mint, 457-484 CE.
Obv: D N LEO Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust of Leo I right.
Rev: Verina standing holding transverse scepter and globus cruciger, B E at sides.
RIC 714; Vagi 3798.
2 commentsEmpressCollector07/31/05 at 23:15Laetvs: Nice detail and style for this issue!
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Faustina II, Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius. Augusta, 147-175/6 CE.243 viewsAR Denarius (18 mm), issued under husband, Marcus Aurelius.
Rome mint, 161-175 CE.
Obv: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust, r.
Rev: HILARITAS, Hilaritas standing l., holding long palm and cornucopiae.
RIC 686; Sear 5254; BMC 100; Cohen 111.
1 commentsEmpressCollector03/07/05 at 01:59Tiathena: Beautiful!
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Tranquillina, wife of Gordian III, Augusta, 241-244 CE.234 viewsThrace, Deultum. ∆ (24 mm, 8.0 gm).
Obv: SAB TRANQVILLINA AVG, diademed and draped bust, right.
Rev: COL FL PAC DEVLT, Silenos (probably Marsyas) carrying wine skin, right.
Moushmov 3757; Youroukova 425, 4/II; SNG Cop. 549 var.
2 commentsEmpressCollector11/09/04 at 18:58Jochen: Should added to the gods and godesses!
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Didia Clara, daughter of Didius Julianus, Augusta, 193 CE.304 views∆ sestertius (30.5 mm, 21.24 gm), Rome mint, struck April-June, 193 CE.
Obv: DIDIA CLARA AVG, Draped bust right, hair in bun behind.
Rev: HILAR TEMPOR SC (Legend worn). Hilaritas standing, head left, holding palm branch and cornucopia. RIC 20; BMC 38; Cohen 4; Sear 6087.
2 commentsEmpressCollector10/04/04 at 09:05EmpressCollector: Thank you. The coin is particularly nicely patina...
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Paulina, late wife of Maximinus I.401 viewsAR denarius (21 mm, 3.3 gm), Rome mint, 235-238 CE.
Obv: DIVA PAVLINA, veiled and draped bust right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, Paulina seated to left on peacock flying right.
RIC 2; RSC 2; Cohen 2; BMC 127; Sear 2369.
6 commentsEmpressCollector09/27/04 at 18:46Potator II: Better than mine, I'm afraid !!
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Didia Clara, daughter of Didius Julianus, Augusta, 193 CE.304 views∆ sestertius (30.5 mm, 21.24 gm), Rome mint, struck April-June, 193 CE.
Obv: DIDIA CLARA AVG, Draped bust right, hair in bun behind.
Rev: HILAR TEMPOR SC (Legend worn). Hilaritas standing, head left, holding palm branch and cornucopia. RIC 20; BMC 38; Cohen 4; Sear 6087.
2 commentsEmpressCollector09/27/04 at 18:41Potator II: So rare !! Nice to see her with such a nice patina
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Julia Mamaea, mother of Severus Alexander. Augusta, 222-235 CE.226 viewsOrichalcum Sestertius (30.6 mm). Rome mint, 230-231 CE.
Obv: IVLIA MAMAEA AVGVSTA, Diademed and draped bust, r.
Rev: VENVS VICTRIX SC, Venus standing l., holding helmet and scepter, shield at feet.
RIC 705; Sear 8235; BMC 718; Cohen 78.
1 commentsEmpressCollector09/10/04 at 12:26whitetd49: Sorry, really belongs in my collection!
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Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, Augusta, 193-217 CE.317 viewsAE Sestertius (32 mm, 21.3 gm), Rome mint, 213 CE.
Obv: IVLIA PIA FELIX AVG, Bare-headed & draped bust r.
Rev: IVNONEM S C, Juno standing l., holding scepter. Peacock at feet.
RIC 585b; Sear 7114v; BMC 210; Cohen 88; Hill 1345.

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3 commentsEmpressCollector08/17/04 at 01:55Jericho: Wow, very nice and large coin. I want I want!
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Paulina, late wife of Maximinus I.401 viewsAR denarius (21 mm, 3.3 gm), Rome mint, 235-238 CE.
Obv: DIVA PAVLINA, veiled and draped bust right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, Paulina seated to left on peacock flying right.
RIC 2; RSC 2; Cohen 2; BMC 127; Sear 2369.
6 commentsEmpressCollector08/17/04 at 01:39Jericho: Wonderful coin, a superb example in every way.
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Paulina, late wife of Maximinus I.401 viewsAR denarius (21 mm, 3.3 gm), Rome mint, 235-238 CE.
Obv: DIVA PAVLINA, veiled and draped bust right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, Paulina seated to left on peacock flying right.
RIC 2; RSC 2; Cohen 2; BMC 127; Sear 2369.
6 commentsEmpressCollector08/03/04 at 01:40EmpressCollector: Yes, she does, the poor girl
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Sabina, wife of Hadrian. Augusta, 128(?)-136 CE.267 viewsOrichalcum Dupondius (27 mm, 12.28 gm).
Rome mint, 128-137 CE.
Obv: SABINA AVGVSTA HADRIANI AVG P P, Bust, draped right, with triple tiara and hair dressed high on head.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVG S C, Concordia seated l., holding patera, resting l. elbow on statue of Spes, set on base. Under chair, cornucopiae.
RIC 1021; Cohen 17.
1 commentsEmpressCollector07/31/04 at 11:24jdholds: georgeous Patina!!
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Paulina, late wife of Maximinus I.401 viewsAR denarius (21 mm, 3.3 gm), Rome mint, 235-238 CE.
Obv: DIVA PAVLINA, veiled and draped bust right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, Paulina seated to left on peacock flying right.
RIC 2; RSC 2; Cohen 2; BMC 127; Sear 2369.
6 commentsEmpressCollector07/31/04 at 11:22jdholds: She bears a striking resemblance to her husband :s...
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Julia Paula, 1st wife of Elagabalus. Augusta, 219-220 CE.200 viewsAR Denarius (19 mm, 2.8 gm). Rome mint, 220 CE.
Obv: IVLIA PAVLA AVG, draped bust right.
Rev: CONCORDIA, Concordia seated left, holding patera; star in left field.
RIC 211; RSC 6; BMC 172; Sear 7655.
2 commentsEmpressCollector07/31/04 at 11:16jdholds: Great Coin!! about the most attractive Julia Paul...
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Julia Domna, wife of Septimius Severus, Augusta, 193-217 CE.255 viewsAR Denarius (3.24g, 20.0mm), Rome mint, 207 CE.
Obv: IVLIA AVGVSTA, draped bust right.
Rev: FECVNDITAS, Terra reclining left under tree, left arm on basket of fruits, right hand set on globe, spangled with stars, in background four children representing the four Seasons.
RIC 549, RSC 35, BMC 21, Sear 6579.

Ex FORVM Ancient coins.
1 commentsEmpressCollector07/24/04 at 13:15Bolayi: An interesting coin and in good shape
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Paulina, late wife of Maximinus I.401 viewsAR denarius (21 mm, 3.3 gm), Rome mint, 235-238 CE.
Obv: DIVA PAVLINA, veiled and draped bust right.
Rev: CONSECRATIO, Paulina seated to left on peacock flying right.
RIC 2; RSC 2; Cohen 2; BMC 127; Sear 2369.
6 commentsEmpressCollector07/13/04 at 16:15whitetd49: Beautiful coin, what a face!
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Crispina, wife of Commodus. Augusta, 177-182/3 CE.268 viewsAR Denarius (19.5mm, 3.15g), Rome mint, 180-181 CE.
Obv: CRISPINA AVGVSTA, bare-headed and draped bust right.
Rev: DIS GENITALIBVS, large rectangular altar.
RIC-281A, Sear 5999 var., BMC 31, RSC 15, Cohen 15.

Crispina's earliest obverse legend (CRISPINA AVGVSTA, RIC-281B; C-16; BMC-39, is usual for this issue).
2 commentsEmpressCollector07/09/04 at 17:12jimwho523: looks like it has exceptional high relief! Sweet!!...
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Tranquillina, wife of Gordian III, Augusta, 241-244 CE.234 viewsThrace, Deultum. ∆ (24 mm, 8.0 gm).
Obv: SAB TRANQVILLINA AVG, diademed and draped bust, right.
Rev: COL FL PAC DEVLT, Silenos (probably Marsyas) carrying wine skin, right.
Moushmov 3757; Youroukova 425, 4/II; SNG Cop. 549 var.
2 commentsEmpressCollector06/13/04 at 19:34Jericho: Beautiful provincial! Never seen this reverse typ...
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Annia Faustina, 3rd wife of Elagabalus. Augusta, 221 CE.374 viewsIsinda, Pisidia, AE 26 mm.
Obv: ANNIAN FAVCTEINAN, Dr. bust of Faustina r.
Rev: Confronted heads of Serapis and Isis, in field, E-Delta (yr. 4 ).
Ex Lindgren I, ex von Aulock, Pisidia I 833 (Plate coin, the only example known).
3 commentsEmpressCollector06/13/04 at 19:33Jericho: You have some truly rare coins..... and this one i...
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Severina, wife of Aurelian. Augusta, 274-275 CE.190 viewsSilvered Billon Antoninianius (22 mm, 4.14 gm). Rome mint, 274-275 CE.
Obv: SEVERINA AVG, draped bust r., on crescent.
Rev: CONCORDIA AVGG. Aurelian and Severina standing with clasped hands. GXXIR in ex.
RIC 3; Cohen 2; Sear 3283.
1 commentsEmpressCollector06/12/04 at 16:50wolfgang336: Absolutely gorgeous!
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Messalina (Valeria), third wife of Claudius. Augusta, 41-48 CE.537 viewsAlexandria, Egypt.
Billon Tetradrachm (24 mm, 10.32 g).
Year 6=AD 45/46.
Obv: TI KLAUDI KAIS SEBA GERMANI AUTOKR, Laureate head of Claudius, right, Ls (=year 6) before.
Rev: MESSALINA KAIS SEBAS, Messalina standing, left, veiled and wearing long chiton and peplos, resting l. elbow on column, holding in the r. hand two figures (their children, Octavia and Britannicus), on her l. arm are two stalks of corn; in lower l. field, a lituus. Sear 1869; SGI 495; RPC 5164; BMCG 75; Cologne 88; Milne 106.
1 commentsEmpressCollector06/11/04 at 17:40Simon: This pic looks blurry, Rare lady though
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Claudia Octavia, daughter of Claudius and Valeria Messalina, first wife of Nero. Augusta, 54-62 CE.250 viewsAlexandria, Egypt, Billon tetradrachm (25mm, 11.1gm), struck AD 56-7.
Obv: NER KLAU KAIS SEB GER AUTO, laur. hd. of Nero, r.
Rev: OKTAOUIA SEBASTOU, dr. bust of Octavia, r., L Gamma (=regnal year 3) before.
RPC 5202; BMCG 119; SGI 657; Cologne 122; Milne 133.
1 commentsEmpressCollector06/11/04 at 13:29wolfgang336: Really? Billon? Looks more like good silver to me....
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Livilla??, Wife of Drusus, c. 13 BC-AD 31.684 views∆ Dupondius under Tiberius (28 mm, 14.23 gm). Struck circa 22/3 AD.
Obv: PIETAS, veiled, diademed and draped bust of Livilla as Pietas right.
Rev: DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVGVSTI F TR POT ITER around large S C.
RIC I 43 (Tiberius); BMCRE 98; BN 74; Cohen 1; Sear 1741; Vagi 477.

The identity of this female portrait remains controversial, and has been identified as Livia (RIC, Sear), Livilla (Vagi) and Vipsania (Jasper Burns).
4 commentsEmpressCollector06/10/04 at 13:29wolfgang336: Portrait is so lifelike!
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Livilla??, Wife of Drusus, c. 13 BC-AD 31.684 views∆ Dupondius under Tiberius (28 mm, 14.23 gm). Struck circa 22/3 AD.
Obv: PIETAS, veiled, diademed and draped bust of Livilla as Pietas right.
Rev: DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVGVSTI F TR POT ITER around large S C.
RIC I 43 (Tiberius); BMCRE 98; BN 74; Cohen 1; Sear 1741; Vagi 477.

The identity of this female portrait remains controversial, and has been identified as Livia (RIC, Sear), Livilla (Vagi) and Vipsania (Jasper Burns).
4 commentsEmpressCollector06/10/04 at 10:28EmpressCollector: Jasper Burns offers his Vipsania theory in The Ce...
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Livilla??, Wife of Drusus, c. 13 BC-AD 31.684 views∆ Dupondius under Tiberius (28 mm, 14.23 gm). Struck circa 22/3 AD.
Obv: PIETAS, veiled, diademed and draped bust of Livilla as Pietas right.
Rev: DRVSVS CAESAR TI AVGVSTI F TR POT ITER around large S C.
RIC I 43 (Tiberius); BMCRE 98; BN 74; Cohen 1; Sear 1741; Vagi 477.

The identity of this female portrait remains controversial, and has been identified as Livia (RIC, Sear), Livilla (Vagi) and Vipsania (Jasper Burns).
4 commentsEmpressCollector06/10/04 at 09:55roscoedaisy: Wow Empress, I have never seen anything quite like...
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