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Julia Domna (wife of Septimius Severus, mother of Caracalla and Geta), 193–217 CE72 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 211 CE, 3.30g. BM 33a (p. 435), RIC-, RSC 251a (C.L. Clay and Vienna). Obv: IVLIA PIA - FELIX AVG; draped bust right. Rx: VOTA PVBLICA; Pietas (Julia?) standing left, dropping incense on lighted altar and holding open box.

Notes: Rare; none in Reka Devnia. A specimen was purchased by the British Museum in 1973; another in the G.R. Arnold Collection sold in the Glendining sale (21 November 1984), lot 113 (a pair of denarii), pl. V (this type illustrated); hammer price for the lot £120.
2 commentsMichael K5Jul 28, 2013
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Septimius Severus, 193–211 CE103 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 210–1 CE; BM p. 368, RIC 331, RSC 137a. Obv: SEVERVS PIVS – AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: FELICITAS PVBLICA; Felicitas standing facing, head left, holding caduceus and cornucopia.

Notes: Very rare type with BRIT legend.
4 commentsMichael K5Jul 28, 2013
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Septimius Severus, 193–211 CE96 viewsAR Denarius, Rome mint, 202–10 CE; 3.32g. BM 370, C 713 (5 Fr.), RIC 299. Obv: SEVERVS - PIVS AVG; head laureate right. Rx: VICTORIAE AVGG; Victory in galloping biga right.

Notes: Same dies as VAuctions 265 (16 June 2011), lot 140; Rauch Mail Bid Sale 9 (23 September 2005), lot 940. Rare; only three specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard.

Provenance: Berk BBS 114 (May 2000), lot 369.
4 commentsMichael K5Jul 28, 2013
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Elagabalus, 218–22 CE43 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 221–2 CE; 19mm, 3.51g, 6h. BMCRE 209–10, RIC 88, RSC 61b. Obv: IMP ANTONINVS – PIVS AVG; laureate bust, draped, seen from the front, bearded. Rx: INVICTVS SACERDOS AVG; Elagabalus standing front, head left, sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, holding club or branch (cypress?), and recumbent bull behind altar; star or comet in field left.

Notes: Seventh issue (May 221 to end of the reign, March 222) of the reign of Elagabalus.

Provenance: Ex Triton XVI (8–9 January 2013), lot 1108.
1 commentsMichael K5Apr 02, 2013
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Elagabalus, 218–22 CE40 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 221–2 CE; 3.05g. RIC 131, RSC 246. Obv: IMP ANTONINVS – PIVS AVG; laureate bust, draped, seen from the front, with horn over forehead, bearded. Rx: SACERD DEI SOLIS ELAGAB; Elagabalus standing right, sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, holding club or rod (cypress?) upright; star or comet in field right.

Notes: Seventh issue (May 221 to end of the reign, March 222) of the reign of Elagabalus.

Provenance: Ex Heritage – WWACA 231304 (24 January 2013), lot 61062.
2 commentsMichael K5Apr 02, 2013
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Severus Alexander, 222–35 CE44 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 231 CE; 19.4mm, 2.40g. BMCRE 638–41, RIC 219, RSC 566a. Obv: IMP SEV ALE – XAND AVG; head laureate right. Rx: VICTORIA AVGVSTI; Victory standing right, left foot on helmet, inscribing VOT / X on shield supported upon her knee.

Notes: Refers to the initial victories won against the Persians in 231, which was the tenth anniversary of the reign.
2 commentsMichael K5Mar 29, 2013
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Septimius Severus, 193–211 CE62 viewsAR denarius, Rome mint, 210–1 CE; 19mm, 3.18g. BM 59, CRB 41, RIC 333, RSC 728. Obv: SEVERVS PIVS – AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: VICTORIAE BRIT; Victory standing left, holding wreath and palm. Commemorates victories declared in Britain. Rare; only two specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard. EF, with light cleaning marks in the obverse field before the nose.

ex Davissons 31, 30 November 2012, lot 122
1 commentsMichael K5Mar 29, 2013
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Elagabalus, 218–22 CE43 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 221 CE; 2.89g. BMCRE 256, RIC 46, RSC 196. Obv: IMP ANTONINVS – PIVS AVG; laureate bust, draped, seen from the front, with horn over forehead, bearded. Rx: PM TR P IIII COS III PP; Elagabalus, standing half-left, sacrificing out of patera over lighted altar, holding branch (cypress?) upwards in left hand; star or comet in field left.

Notes: Seventh issue (May 221 to end of the reign, March 222) of the reign of Elagabalus. High-relief portrait.

Provenance: Ex Münzen & Medaillen 37 (23 November 2012), lot 218; ex Münzen und Medaillen AG, Basel – Fixed Price List 243 (May 1964), lot 304.
1 commentsMichael K5Mar 29, 2013
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Geta (as Augustus), 209–11 CE28 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 211 CE; 3.20g. BMCRE 16, RIC 81, RSC 200. Obv: P SEPT GETA – PIVS AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: TR P II – I COS II PP; Providentia (variously described as Æternitas or Pax) standing front, head left, holding lighted torch and globe.

Notes: First issue (c. May) of the joint reign of Caracalla and Geta. Scarce; fewer than thirty specimens in the hoards studied by P.V. Hill (twenty in Reka Devnia).

Provenance: Ex Münzen & Medaillen 37 (23 November 2012), lot 215.
Michael K5Mar 29, 2013
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Geta (as Caesar), 198–209 CE44 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 209 CE; 3.42g. RIC 62, RSC 119. Obv: P SEPTIMIVS GETA CAES; bare-headed draped bust right. Rx: PONTIF COS II; Geta, veiled, standing half-left, sacrificing out of patera over tripod and holding short scepter.

Notes: Special issue of the joint reign of Severus and Caracalla commemorating the departure for Britain. Scarce; forty specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard.

Provenance: Ex Gorny & Mosch 212 (6 March 2013), lot 2884.
Michael K5Mar 29, 2013
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Julia Domna (wife of Septimius Severus, mother of Caracalla and Geta)
193–217 CE
39 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 211 CE; 3.20g. RIC 385, RSC 172a. Obv: IVLIA PIA – FELIX AVG; draped bust r. Rx: PVDICITIA; Pudicitia (Cohen says Julia) veiled, seated left, head front, right hand on breast and left hand holds scepter.

Notes: Second issue of the joint reign of Caracalla and Geta. Rare; fewer than ten specimens in the hoards studied by P.V. Hill.

Provenance: Ex Goldberg 72 (5–6 February 2013), lot 4495.
1 commentsMichael K5Mar 29, 2013
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE48 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 212 CE; 19mm, 3.38g. BMCRE 35–8, RIC 192, RSC 196. Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: PM TR – P XV COS III PP; Hercules, naked, standing half-left, holding branch and club with lion’s skin.

Notes: First issue (c. March) of the sole reign of Caracalla.

Provenance: Ex Numis.be (24 November 2012), lot 65.
Michael K5Mar 29, 2013
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE48 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 211 CE; 2.88g. RIC 184, RSC 190. Obv: ANTONINVS – PIVS AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: PM TR P – XIIII COS III PP; Pax running left, holding branch and scepter.

Notes: Special issue of the joint reign of Caracalla and Geta commemorating victories in Britain. Scarce; fewer than thirty specimens in the hoards studied by P.V. Hill (seventeen in Reka Devnia).

Provenance: Ex Hirsch 287 (7 February 2013), lot 2351; ex Lanz 36 (21 April 1986), lot 738.
Michael K5Mar 29, 2013
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE32 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 208 CE; 3.15g. RIC 100, RSC 447. Obv: ANTONINVS - PIVS AVG; head laureate right. Rx: PONTIF TR P – XI COS III PP; Mars, in military dress, with cloak floating behind, standing front, (or moving slowly left), looking right, holding spear and shield.

Notes: Twenty-first issue of the joint reign of Severus and Caracalla.

Provenance: Ex Hirsch 287 (7 February 2013), lot 2355.
1 commentsMichael K5Mar 29, 2013
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Aquilia Severa (second and fourth wife of Elagabalus), 220–2 CE 134 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 K5Jan 12, 2013
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE46 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 212 CE; 18mm, 3.40g. BMCRE 47, RIC 199, RSC 208. Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: PM TR P XV COS III P – P; Elephant walking right.

Notes: Third issue (Jan.) of the joint reign of Caracalla and Geta; possibly struck to commemorate games held in 211 CE to celebrate the victories in Britain. The reverse die has been altered, with XV re-engraved over XIIII. According to FORVM Ancient Coins, “since this modification is present on several dies, it is likely that they were prepared in late 211 [CE] but unused until 212 when the tribunician number had to be changed.” Rare; four specimens in the Reka Devnia Hoard.

Provenance: Ex Gorny & Mosch 108 (3 April 2001), lot 1933; ex Lanz 97 (5 May 2000), lot 743.

Literature: K. Elks, “Coins of Caracalla with Altered Dies,” NC 1973, pp. 222–3 and pl. 15, no. 4 (same reverse die), and Spink & Son, Ltd., The Michael Kelly Collection of Roman Silver Coins (London, 18 November 1997), Auction 123, lot 1230 (same reverse die).
Michael K5Dec 06, 2012
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Septimius Severus, 193–211 CE163 views193–211 CE. AR denarius, Rome, 209 CE; 3.10g. RIC 229, RSC 530. Obv: SEVERVS - PIVS AVG; head laureate r. Rx: P M TR P – XVII COS III PP; Sea-god (Ocean or Triton, Cohen says Tiber ?), naked to waist, reclining right, resting left elbow on urn from which water gushes, holding horn-shaped shell and rudder (Cohen, cornucopiae ? and oar); at his feet, sea-horse.

Notes: First special issue of the joint reign of Severus and Caracalla commemorating victories in Britain. According to David Sear, “the river-god on the reverse could easily be the Tyne in North Britain. Severus was on the Northern frontier in 209, when the coin was struck, and was engaged in repairing the Wall. The fort of Arbeia (South Shields), on the south bank of the Tyne, was the supply depot for the Scottish campaigns of Severus, which commenced in 209.” Rare; fewer than five specimens in the hoards studied by P.V. Hill (two in Reka Devnia).

Provenance: Ex Künker 216 (12 October 2012), lot 1110.
9 commentsMichael K5Oct 28, 2012
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Macrinus, 217–8 CE80 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 218 CE; 3.72g. BMCRE 69, RIC 78, RSC 41 (Gosselin Sale, 6 Fr.). Obv: IMP CM OPEL SEV – MACRINVS AVG; bust laureate, draped right, seen from back. Rx: LIBERAL – ITAS AVG; Liberalitas standing left, holding coin counter and cornucopia.

Notes: According to Harlan J. Berk, Ltd: “One of the few types of Macrinus’s reign that commemorates a specific event, namely his first and only largesse to the Roman people, which to judge from the coins was distributed c. March–May 218 [CE].” Overweight specimen. Rare; four in the Reka Devnia hoard.

Provenance: Ex Berk BBS 176 (September 2011), lot 283.
7 commentsMichael K5Aug 09, 2012
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Elagabalus, 218–22 CE 57 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 218–9 CE; 3.29g. BMCRE 15, C 32, RIC 71. Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG Bust laureate, draped, cuirassed right. Rx: FIDES EXERCITVS Fides seated left holding eagle and standard, with a second standard before her.

Notes: First issue of the reign of Elagabalus (June 218–March 219).

Provenance: Ex Berk BBS 179 (March 2012), lot 315.
3 commentsMichael K5Aug 08, 2012
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE57 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 213 CE; 3.29g. BMCRE 50, RIC 208a, RSC 211. Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: PM TR P XVI – COS IIII PP; Serapis standing left, polos on head, raising right hand and holding slanting scepter in left.

Notes: Second issue of the sole reign of Caracalla.

Provenance: Ex Berk BBS 179 (March 2012), lot 302.
1 commentsMichael K5Aug 08, 2012
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Septimius Severus, 193–211 CE89 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 209 CE; 3.34g. BMCRE 357, C 536 (Gosselin Sale, 5 Fr.), RIC 231. Obv: SEVERVS – PIVS AVG; head laureate r. Rx: PM TR P XVII COS III – PP; Septimius, laureate, bearded, and in military dress, on horse charging left, about to hurl spear at enemy on ground, who defends himself with spear and shield.

Notes: First special issue of the joint reign of Severus and Caracalla commemorating victories in Britain. Rare; according to Harlan J. Berk, Ltd., this type may specifically refer to "Severus’s attack on the tribes of Scotland: not in Paris in Cohen’s day, nor in the British Museum by 1975, though by a fluke the Reka Devnia hoard contained five specimens."

Provenance: Ex Berk BBS 175 (May 2011), lot 218; ex CNG 41 (19 March 1997), lot 2009.
3 commentsMichael K5Aug 08, 2012
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE52 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 213 CE; 2.94g. BMCRE 97, C 508 (10 Fr.), RIC 225. Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS – AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: PROFECTIO AVG; Caracalla standing right holding spear, two standards behind him.

Notes: Special issue of the sole reign of Caracalla commemorating Caracalla’s departure for Gaul.

Provenance: Ex Berk BBS 175 (May 2011), lot 221; from a private collection, acquired from dealer Michael Trenerry, Cornwall, England (March 1988).
3 commentsMichael K5Aug 04, 2012
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Septimius Severus, 193–211 CE80 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 202 CE; 3.53g. BMCRE 304, C 1 (5 Fr.), RIC 248. Obv: SEVERVS – PIVS AVG; Head laureate right. Rx: ADVENT AVGG; Severus on horse prancing left, raising right hand and holding spear in left; on left, Roma carrying vexillum over shoulder and leading horse by reins.

Notes: Eleventh issue of the joint reign of Severus and Caracalla; commemorates the return of the imperial family from the East to Rome in 202. Scarce; fewer than thirty specimens in the hoards studied by P.V. Hill (twenty-one in Reka Devnia).
1 commentsMichael K5Aug 04, 2012
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Elagabalus, 218–22 CE25 viewsElagabalus; 218–22 CE. AR denarius, Rome mint, struck 218–9 CE; 18mm, 3.47g. BMCRE 21, RIC 123, RSC 113a (Cohen 3 Fr.), Thirion 42. Obv: IMP CAES M AVR ANTONINVS AVG; laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Rx: MARS VICTOR; Mars advancing right, holding spear and trophy. A rare minor variant of the MARS VICTOR type, with both cuirassed bust and M AVR in the obverse legend. EF.

ex private Florida collection, purchased from Barry & Darling, 7 April 2012
ex CGB, Monnaies XXI, 18 June 2004, lot 2883
ex CGB, Rome I, 1995, no. 132
Michael K5Aug 04, 2012
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Geta (as Caesar), 198–209 CE62 viewsGeta (as Caesar); 198–209 CE. AR denarius, Rome mint, 199–202 CE; 3.27g. BMCRE S234 note, RIC 16b, RSC 157. Obv: P SEPT GETA – CAES PONT; boy’s bare-headed draped bust right. Rx: PR – INC – IVV – ENT; Geta, in military dress, standing half-left, holding branch and reversed spear; behind, trophy. Issued during the reign of Septimius Severus.

ex Henry Hall Wilson Collection, purchased from Herakles Numismatics, 25 June 2011

H.H. Wilson III (1951–2009) an attorney from Charlotte, North Carolina, was the son of H.H. Wilson, Jr. (1921–79), H.H. Wilson III (1951–2009) an attorney from Charlotte, North Carolina, was the son of H.H. Wilson, Jr. (1921–79), an administrative assistant and congressional liaison for Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, and president of the Chicago Board of Trade from 1967 to 1973.
3 commentsMichael K5Aug 03, 2012
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE62 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 216 CE; 3.16g. BMCRE 176, pl. 72, no. 6 (same reverse die), C 355 (3 Fr.), RIC 282f. Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM; head laureate right. Rx: PM TR P XVIIII COS IIII PP; Sol, holding whip under left arm, mounting quadriga of horses leaping left.

Notes: Special issue of the sole reign of Caracalla commemorating the Parthian campaign. Rare; fewer than five specimens in the hoards studied by P.V. Hill (only one in Reka Devnia).

Provenance: Ex Gemini VI (10 January 2010), lot 493.
4 commentsMichael K5Aug 03, 2012
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Elagabalus, 218–22 CE39 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 219–20 CE, 3.22g., RCV 7516, RIC 83a, RSC 50a. Obv: IMP ANTONINVS PIVS AVG; laureate, draped bust right. Rx: FORTVNAE REDVCI; Fortuna standing facing, head left, holding rudder on globe and cornucopiae.

Notes: Fourth issue of the reign of Elagabalus (December 219–April 220).

Provenance: Purchased privately from Freeman & Sear (April 2012); from the A. Lynn Collection, acquired from Stack's Coin Galleries Summer Mail Bid Sale 12 (12 July 2000), lot 190.
2 commentsMichael K5Aug 03, 2012
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Julia Domna (wife of Septimius Severus, mother of Caracalla and Geta)
193–217 CE
83 viewsAR antoninianus, Rome, 215 CE; 4.75g. BMCRE 9, C 106, RIC 379a. Obv: IVLIA PIA – FELIX AVG; diademed and draped bust right on crescent. Rx: LVNA LVCIFERA; Luna in biga left.

Notes: Seventh issue of the sole reign of Caracalla. Scarce; fewer than twenty specimens in the hoards studied by P.V. Hill (nine in Reka Devnia).

Provenance: Ex Berk BBS 130 (January 2003), lot 491.
5 commentsMichael K5Aug 03, 2012
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Septimius Severus, 193–211 CE104 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 210 CE; 3.46g. BMCRE 52, C 727, RIC 332. Obv: SEVERVS PIVS – AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: VICTORIAE BRIT; Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm.

Notes: Second special issue of the joint reign of Severus, Caracalla, and Geta commemorating victories in Britain. Scarce; fewer than 50 specimens in the hoards studied by P.V. Hill (thirty-three Reka Devnia).

Provenance: Ex Berk BBS 167 (December 2009), lot 304.
3 commentsMichael K5Aug 02, 2012
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Geta (as Augustus), 209–11 CE80 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 210 CE; 3.08g. BMCRE 68, C 219 (3 Fr.), RIC 92. Obv: P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: VICTORI – AE BRIT; Victory standing left, naked to waist, holding wreath and palm.

Notes: Second special issue of the joint reign of Severus, Caracalla, and Geta commemorating victories in Britain. Scarce; fewer than thirty specimens in the hoards studied by P.V. Hill (twenty in Reka Devnia).

Provenance: Ex Berk BBS 175 (May 2011), lot 225; ex Empire 9 (30 April 1988), lot 337; ex Glendining sale (21 November 1984), lot 220, hammer price £125; from the G.R. Arnold Collection, Burford, England.

Literature: H. A. Seaby (1898–1979), Roman Silver Coins, 2nd ed. (London: Seaby Publications Ltd., 1969; revised 1982), vol. 3, p. 99, no. 219 (this specimen illustrated), and Glendining & Co. and B.A. Seaby, Ltd., The G.R. Arnold Collection of Silver Coins of the Severan Dynasty (London, 21 November 1984), pl. IX, no. 220 (this specimen illustrated).
4 commentsMichael K5Aug 02, 2012
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE84 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 210 CE; 3.69g. BMCRE 105, RIC 231, RSC 632. Obv: ANTONINVS – PIVS AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: VICTO – RIAE BRIT; Victory advancing left, holding wreath and palm.

Notes: Second special issue of the joint reign of Severus, Caracalla, and Geta commemorating victories in Britain. Scarce; fewer than thirty specimens in the hoards studied by P.V. Hill (thirteen in Reka Devnia [nine in Sofia, the four Caracalla VICTORIAE BRIT denarii in Varna seem to have the wrong Cohen numbers]).

Provenance: Ex Berk BBS 131 (April 2003), lot 396; from the Curtis L. Clay Collection, acquired from dealer Mario Ratto, Milan (March 1967); from the Mazzini Collection, Turin.

Literature: Ing. G. Mazzini, Moneta Imperiali Romane, ed. Mario Ratto (Milan, 1957–8), vol. 3, pl. 37 (this specimen illustrated).
5 commentsMichael K5Aug 02, 2012
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE54 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 202 CE; 19.4mm, 3.13g. BMCRE 396, RIC 68, RSC 686. Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG; draped, laureate bust right. Rx: VOT SVSC DEC PON TR P V COS; Caracalla standing left, sacrificing out of a patera over tripod, and holding a book.

Notes: Special Issue (Decennatia) of the joint reign of Septimius Severus and Caracalla on its fifth anniversary; refers to vows made for ten years of prosperous rule. Rare; fewer than twenty specimens in the hoards studied by Philip V. Hill (nine in Reka Devnia).
1 commentsMichael K5Aug 02, 2012
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Geta (as Augustus), 209–11 CE88 viewsAR denarius, Rome mint, 210 CE; 19mm, 3.11g, 6h; BM —, CRB —, RIC —, RSC —. Obv: P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT; laureate bust right. Rx: VICTORI – AE BRIT; Victory seated left on shields, holding shield on right knee and palm. Commemorates victories declared in Britain. Very rare mule; CNG states, “this reverse type is unknown on coins of Geta. It is known, however, for aurei of Caracalla (RIC IV 174). As the reverse die is worn, it is possible that the minters felt the die was too deteriorated to continue producing aurei, but sufficient for striking denarii.” According to Curtis L. Clay, “only one other is known to me, in my collection, from different dies, much less fine, ex Gitbud & Naumann, eBay, 19 March 2011.”

ex CNG eAuction 282, 11 July 2012, lot 333
ex Dr. J.S. Vogelaar Collection, CNG eAuction 215, 29 July 2009, lot 473

Dr. J.S. “Stoffel” Vogelaar (1949–2010), a resident of Bohea, County Mayo, Ireland, but native to Puttershoek, Holland, was a well-known antique, coin, and book dealer. He was an expert in the field of Romano-British coinage and amassed a large collection
3 commentsMichael K5Aug 02, 2012
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Caracalla, 198–217 CE44 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 213 CE; 3.43g., 19.4mm., BMCRE 48–9, RIC 206a, RSC 220. Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT; head laureate right. Rx: PM TR P XVI COS IIII PP; Hercules, naked, standing half-left, holding branch and club with lion's skin.

Notes: Second issue of the sole reign of Caracalla. Perhaps the bearded figure on the reverse is intended to represent Caracalla as Hercules; its head bears a strong resemblance to Caracalla's "angry scowl" portrait as shown on the obverse.
2 commentsMichael K5Aug 02, 2012
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Julia Mamaea (daughter of Julia Maesa, mother of Severus Alexander),
222–35 CE
42 viewsAR denarius, Rome, 232 CE; 3.50g. BMCRE 913, RIC 332, RSC 6. Obv: IVLIA MA – MAEA AVG; diademed and draped bust right. Rx: FECVND AVGVSTAE; Fecunditas seated left, reaching out to child before her, elbow resting on back of chair.

Provenance: Purchased privately from FORVM (April 2000).
2 commentsMichael K5Aug 02, 2012
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Elagabalus, 218–22 CE62 viewsAR denarius, Antioch, 219 CE; 19mm, 12h, 3.18g. BMCRE 277, RIC 188, RSC 27a. Obv: ANTONINVS PIVS FEL AVG; laureate and draped bust right. Rx: FELICITAS TEMP; ship with sail, seven rowers, and pilot; standard and acrostolium on stern, furled sail at prow.

Notes: Refers to Elagabalus's triumphant journey to Rome. Apparently the die cutter misjudged the letterspacing of the obverse legend, so he cut a tiny “G” to make it fit. Rare; sixteen specimens in the Reka Devnia hoard.

Provenance: Ex Roma III (31 March 2012), lot 514; from a private German collection.
3 commentsMichael K5Aug 02, 2012
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Aquilia Severa (second and fourth wife of Elagabalus), 220–2 CE 74 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 in field right.

Notes: Sixth issue of the reign of Elagabalus (April 220–April 221). Rare variant of Aquilia's “Concordia standing” reverse with the star in the right field rather than the left.

Provenance: Ex Roma II (2 October 2011), lot 719.
1 commentsMichael K5Aug 02, 2012
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Aquilia Severa AR Denarius, AD 220–281 viewsRome, AD 221, AR Denarius, 3.20g., 20mm., 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).
3 commentsMichael K5May 19, 2012
   
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