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MAXENTIU-2.jpg
27 viewsMAXENTIVS - Follis - Ostia mint - 309 AD
Obv.: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev.: AETERNITAS AVG N, Castor and Pollux standing facing each other, each leaning on sceptre and holding bridled horse. In ex. MOSTA
Gs. 6,7 mm. 27,5
Cohen 10
Maxentius
faustina-sr_AE-As_11_0gr_obv_02.jpg
33 viewsAntoninus Pius
Empress Faustina Sr.(138-141 AD)
Wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 AD)

Bronze Dupondius or As, Most Likely an As.
Rome Mint

obv: DIVA FAVSTINA - Draped bust right
rev: AETERNITAS - Aeternitas seated left on starry globe, right hand outstretched, left hand holding sceptre. SC in exergue.

11.0 Grams
rexesq
faustina-sr_AE-As_11_0gr_obv_08_rev_09_93%.JPG
32 viewsEmpress Faustina Sr.(138-141 AD)
Wife of Emperor Antoninus Pius (138 - 161 AD)

Bronze Dupondius or As, Most Likely an As.
Rome Mint

obv: DIVA FAVSTINA - Draped bust right
rev: AETERNITAS - Aeternitas seated left on starry globe, right hand outstretched, left hand holding sceptre. SC in exergue.

11.0 Grams
1 commentsrexesq
titus_ric_II_122b.jpg
20 viewsTITUS
AE As. 80-81 A.D.
28mm, 10.8 grams

OBV: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII, laureate head left
REV: AETERNIT AVG, Aeternitas standing right, foot on globe, holding scepter &cornucopiae.
S-C across fields. Rome Mint
RIC- II -122b
ziggy9
faustina_I_ric_III_1161.jpg
21 viewsFAUSTINA I
AE As
26.5mm, 14.2 grams

OBV: DIVA FAVSTINA, Faustina head right.
REV: AETERNITAS, Pietas standing left by alter, raising right hand and holding box of incense.
S-C in field
RIC- III- 1161
ziggy9
Faustina_RIC_1106.jpg
17.5 Faustina Sestertius28 viewsDIVA FAUSTINA I
AE Sestertius, After 146 AD
DIVA FAVSTINA, diademed & draped bust right / AETERNITAS S-C, Aeternitas standing left, holding globe & raising mantle above head.
Sear 4610, RIC 1106, Cohen 30, BMC 1495; aVF
RI0088
1 commentsSosius
Philip_I_RIC_58.jpg
2 Philip I10 viewsPhilip I
AR Antoninianus

IMP PHILIPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / AETERNITAS AVGG, Elephant with guide left.

RIC 58, RSC 17, Sear 8921. aFine
Sosius
Philip_I_RIC_26b.jpg
2 Philip I13 viewsPhilip I
AR Antoninianus

IMP PHILIPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / AETERNITAS AVGG, Elephant with guide left.

RIC 58, RSC 17, Sear 8921. VF
Sosius
Philip_I_RIC_58_no_2.jpg
2 Philip I14 viewsPHILIP I
AR Antoninianus, 244-9 AD, 3.7g

O: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG,
Radiate and draped bust right.


R: AETERNITAS AVGG, Elephant walking left, ridden by mahout who guides it with goad and rod.


RIC 58, Sear 2552, VF

Coin commemorates the secular games held by Philip to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Rome

Sosius
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66123 viewsDenarius
Rome
Issue 9
AETERNITAS AVG
G 661
mauseus
Gallienus_Unident.jpg
7 Gallienus9 viewsGALLIENUS
AE Antoninianus

O: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate head right

R: AETERNITAS AVG, Radiate Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe raised in left. Γ in left field.

Göbl 577a
Sosius
Maxentius_RIC_35-sm2.jpg
7 Maxentius34 viewsMaxentius. A.D. 306-312. Æ Follis (24.3 mm, 5.26 g, 11 h). Ostia, A.D. 309-312. IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right / AETERNITAS AVG, the Dioscuri standing facing each other, holding horses by their bridles; MOSTT in exergue. RIC 35. gVF.
Ex Agora Auctions #1, Nov 2013
1 commentsSosius
faustina_aeternitas.jpg
(0138) FAUSTINA I45 views(wife of Antoninus Pius)
(AUGUSTA 138 - 141 AD)
POSTHUMOUS--STRUCK AFTER 141 AD
AE 28 mm 10.21 g
O: DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, draped & diademed bust right
R: AETERNITAS S-C, Providentia standing left, holding globe and scepter.
RIC 1163 a; Cohen 37.
laney
faustina_sr_.jpg
(0138) FAUSTINA I22 views(wife of Antoninus Pius)
FAUSTINA I
Ca. 100 - 141 AD
AE SESTERTIUS 35 mm 18.36 g
O: DIAD DR BUST R
R: AETERNITAS SEATED LEFT, HOLDING SCEPTER AND PHOENIX ON GLOBE
laney
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(0138) FAUSTINA I20 views(wife of Antoninus Pius)
FAUSTINA SR
ca. 100 - 141 AD
POSTHUMOUS ISSUE
AE 29.5 mm 10.02 g
OBBUST R
R: AETERNITAS SEATED L HOLDING SCEPTER AND PHOENIX ON GLOBE
laney
faustina_1_B_4_20.jpg
(0138) FAUSTINA I34 views(wife of Antoninus Pius)
FAUSTINA SR.
d.141 AD
AE As 25.5 mm 9.57 g
O: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA
R: AETERNITAS S C
AETERNITAS STANDING LEFT, ALTAR AT FEET

UNLISTED (Not in RIC with this obv. legend)
laney
maxentius_discouri_comb_res.jpg
(0306) MAXENTIUS (USURPER)58 views306 - 312 AD
struck 309 AD
AE FOLLIS 24.5 mm 5.78 g
O: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, LAUR BUST R
R: AETERNITAS AVG N, DIOSCURI STANDING FACING EACH OTHER, WITH STAR ABOVE EACH HEAD, HOLDING HORSES BY BRIDLES, SHE-WOLF AND TWINS BELOW
MOSTB IN EXE
(usurper, killed by Constantine I at Battle of the Milvian Bridge)
OSTIA
RIC (VI) 16
(ex G.Clark)
2 commentslaney
maxentius_discouri_comb_resb.jpg
(0306) MAXENTIUS (USURPER)23 views306 - 312 AD
struck 309 AD
AE FOLLIS 24.5 mm 5.78 g
O: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, LAUR BUST R
R: AETERNITAS AVG N, DIOSCURI STANDING FACING EACH OTHER, WITH STAR ABOVE EACH HEAD, HOLDING HORSES BY BRIDLES, SHE-WOLF AND TWINS BELOW
MOSTB IN EXE
(usurper, killed by Constantine I at Battle of the Milvian Bridge)
OSTIA
RIC (VI) 16
laney
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(0306) MAXENTIUS (USURPER)/DIOSCURI AND SHE-WOLF WITH TWINS53 viewsAE FOLLIS 24.5 mm 5.78 g
306 - 12 AD; STRUCK 309 AD
O: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG
LAUR BUST R
R: AETERNITAS AVG N
DIOSCURI STANDING FACING EACH OTHER, WITH STAR ABOVE EACH HEAD, HOLDING HORSES BY BRIDLES, SHE-WOLF AND TWINS BELOW
MOSTB IN EXE
(usurper, killed by Constantine I at Battle of the Milvian Bridge)
OSTIA
RIC (VI) 16
(ex G.Clark)
laney
trajan_AR-denarius_aeternitas-holding-heads-of-sol-and-luna_o_02_r_02.JPG
01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna64 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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RIC 91, RSC 3
4 commentsrexesq
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01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna48 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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RIC 91, RSC 3
1 commentsrexesq
trajan_AR-denarius_aeternitas-holding-heads-of-sol-and-luna_rev_03.jpg
01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna. Reverse.15 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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RIC 91, RSC 3
rexesq
trajan_AR-denarius_aeternitas-holding-heads-of-sol-and-luna_rev_04.jpg
01 - Trajan Silver Denarius - AET AVG - Head of Sol and Luna. Reverse.17 viewsRoman Empire, Emperor Trajan (98 - 117 A.D.)
Silver Denarius, Rome Mint. 3.2 Grams.
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obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P - Laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder.
rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC - Aeternitas standing facing, head left holding the head of Sol (the Sun god) in her right hand and the head of Luna (the Moon Goddess) in her left hand.
AET AVG - across fields on either side of Aeternitas.
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RIC 91, RSC 3
rexesq
Faustina1Den.JPG
014. Faustina I, wife of Antoninus Pius 138-141A.D. AR Denarius.34 viewsAR Denarius. Rome mint.
Obv.Draped bust right DIVA FAVSTINA

Rev. Aeternitas standing left holding globe, veil billowing. AETERNITAS

RSC 32, RIC 351.

Delightful coin, scan does not do it justice. EF.
LordBest
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036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0344 (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, AETERNITAS, Juno standing left, #165 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0344 (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, AETERNITAS, Juno standing left, #1
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-FAV-STINA, Draped bust right.
revers:- AETER-NITAS, Juno standing left, hand raised, holding scepter.
exerg: -/-//-- , diameter: 17,5-19,5mm, weight: 2,50g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-344 (Antoninus Pius)p- , C-26,
Q-001
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036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0344var. (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, AETERNITAS, Juno standing left, Unofficial, or ancient imitation !!!74 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0344var. (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, AETERNITAS, Juno standing left, Unofficial, or ancient imitation !!!
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-FAV-STINA, Draped bust right.
revers:- AETE-R-NITAS, Juno standing left, hand raised, holding scepter.
exerg: -/-//-- , diameter: 17-17,5mm, weight: 2,88g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-161 A.D. ???, ref: RIC-III-344 ??? (Antoninus Pius)p- , C-26,
Q-001
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036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0351 (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, AETERNITAS, Providentia, #1102 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0351 (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, AETERNITAS, Providentia, #1
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-FAV_STINA, Draped bust right.
revers:- AETER-NITAS, Providentia standing left, holding globe and veil above head..
exerg: , diameter: 17-18mm, weight: 2,89g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-351 (Antoninus Pius)p-70 , C-32.,
Q-001
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036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0351 (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, AETERNITAS, Providentia, #278 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 0351 (A.Pius), Rome, AR-Denarius, AETERNITAS, Providentia, #2
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-FAV-STINA, Draped bust right.
revers:- AETER-NITAS, Providentia standing left, holding globe and veil above head.
exerg: , diameter: 16-18mm, weight: 3,46g, axis: 5h,
mint: Rome, date: 148-161 A.D., ref: RIC-III-351 (Antoninus Pius)p-70 , C-32.,
Q-002
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036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 1103 (A.Pius), Rome, AE-Sestertius, AETERNITAS, Aeternitas seated left,119 views036 Faustina Senior (100-141 A.D.), RIC III 1103 (A.Pius), Rome, AE-Sestertius, AETERNITAS, Aeternitas seated left,
Wife of Antoninus Pius.
avers:- DIVA-FAV-STINA, Draped bust right.
revers:- AETER-NITAS, Aeternitas seated left holding phoenix and scepter.
exerg: -/-//S-C, diameter: 33mm, weight: 26,70g, axis: 11h,
mint: Rome, date: after 141 A.D., ref: RIC-III-1103 (Antoninus Pius) p-162 , C-15-17,
Q-001
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038 GALLIENUS11 viewsEMPEROR: Gallienus
DENOMINATION: Antoninianus
OBVERSE: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
REVERSE: AETERNITAS AVG, Sol, radiate, standing left with with raised hand and holding globe, Γ to left.
DATE: 260-2688 AD (Sole Reign)
MINT: Roma
WEIGHT: 2.90 g
RIC: 160
Barnaba6
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038 Hadrian Denarius Roma 118 AD Aeternitas33 viewsReference.
Strack 32; RIC 38; C. 128

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate head right, light drapery on left shoulder

Rev. P M TRP COS II in Field AET - AVG
Aeternitas standing left, holding heads of Sol and Luna.

2.72 gr
19 mm
6h
okidoki
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044 - Hadrian Denarius - RIC 003827 viewsObv:- IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust right, drapery on far shoulder
Rev:- P M TR P COS II, AET AVG in fields, Aeternitas standing left with heads of sun (Sol) and moon (Luna) in outstretched hands
Minted in Rome. A.D. 118
Reference:– BMCRE 57. RIC 38. RSC 128.
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048 Hadrian Denarius Roma 118 AD Aeternitas standing29 viewsReference.
RIC 48; C. 219;

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG:
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. P M TR P COS DES III AET AVG
Aeternitas standing left, holding the faces of the Sun and Moon

3.51 gr
19 mm
12 h
2 commentsokidoki
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049 - Faustina Senior - Barbarous denarius - AVGVSTA?19 viewsBarbarous Denarius
Obv:- FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, Draped bust right
Rev:- AVGVSTA?, Aeternitas standing holding sceptre
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049 - Faustina Senior, Denarius - RIC 34420 viewsObv:- DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right
Rev:- ATERNITAS, Aeternitas standing holding sceptre
Minted in Rome. post A.D. 141
Reference:– RIC 344
maridvnvm
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049 - Faustina Senior, Denarius - RIC 34418 viewsObv:- DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right
Rev:- ATERNITAS, Aeternitas standing holding sceptre
Minted in Rome. post A.D. 141
Reference:– RIC 344
maridvnvm
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068 - Geta denarius - RIC 08162 viewsObv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P III COS II P P, goddess (Aeternitas? / Providentia?) standing right, holding torch & globe.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 210
Reference:– RIC 81 (Scarce). RSC 200. 20 examples in RD.
maridvnvm
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068 - Geta denarius - RIC 08121 viewsDenarius
Obv:– P SEPT GETA PIVS AVG BRIT, Laureate head right
Rev:– TR P III COS II P P, goddess (Aeternitas? / Providentia?) standing right, holding torch & globe.
Minted in Rome. A.D. 210
Reference:– RD 20 ex. RIC 81 (S). RSC 200
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074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0058, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, AETERNITAS AVG G, Elephant walking left, #1103 views074 Philippus I. (244-249 A.D.), RIC IV-III 0058, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, AETERNITAS AVG G, Elephant walking left, #1
avers:- IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- AETERNITAS AVG G, Elephant walking left bearing driver who holds goad and wand.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 21-22mm, weight: 4,11g, axis:5h,
mint: Rome, date: 248-249 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-058, p-, RSC 17, Sear 2552,
Q-001
1 commentsquadrans
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076a Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 213, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, IOVI CONSERVAT, Jupiter standing right, #164 views076a Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 213, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, IOVI CONSERVAT, Jupiter standing right, #1
avers:- M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- IOVI CONSERVAT, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 244-246 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-213, RSC 13, Sear 2650,
Q-001
Note: RIC questions whether the mint is Rome or Antioch. Seaby states that it is probably Antioch.
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076a Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 213, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, IOVI CONSERVAT, Jupiter standing right, #2, Error coin !60 views076a Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 213, Rome, AR-Antoninianus, IOVI CONSERVAT, Jupiter standing right, #2, Error coin !
avers:- M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- IOVI CONSERVAT, Jupiter standing left, holding thunderbolt and sceptre.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Rome, date: 244-246 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-213, RSC 13, Sear 2650,
Q-002
Note: RIC questions whether the mint is Rome or Antioch. Seaby states that it is probably Antioch.
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076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 246A var., Antioch, AR-Antoninianus, AETERNITAS AVG G, Elephant walking left, Rare!, #164 views076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 246A var., Antioch, AR-Antoninianus, AETERNITAS AVG G, Elephant walking left, Rare!, #1
avers:- IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- AETERNITAS AVG G, Elephant walking left, with rider who holds goad and wand.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Antioch, date: 247-48 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-246A, Rare!
Q-001
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076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 246A var., Antioch, AR-Antoninianus, AETERNITAS AVG G, Elephant walking left, Rare!, #2125 views076b Philippus II. (244-7 A.D., Caes, 247-9 A.D. Aug.), RIC IV-III 246A var., Antioch, AR-Antoninianus, AETERNITAS AVG G, Elephant walking left, Rare!, #2
avers:- IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
revers:- AETERNITAS AVG G, Elephant walking left, with rider who holds goad and wand.
exergo: -/-//--, diameter: 22,5mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Antioch, date: 247-48 A.D., ref: RIC-IV-III-246A var., Not mentioned AVG G!, Rare!,
Q-002
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081 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Aeternitas standing27 viewsReference.
Strack 108; RIC 81; C 1114

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Bust of Hadrian, laureate, draped on left shoulder, right

Rev. P M TR P COS III
Aeternitas standing left, holding the faces of the Sun and Moon

3.28 gr
20 mm
12h
okidoki
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09 Vespasian RIC 75 (C)40 viewsVespasian 69-79 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 74 A.D. (3,2 g, 17 mm) Obv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG, laureate head right. Rev: PON MAX TR P COS V, winged caduceus.

RIC 75 (C); RSC 362; BMC 138.

Ex: Aeternitas Numismatics
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 160, Rome, Sole Reign, AETERNITAS AVG, Sol standing left, #169 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 160, Rome, Sole Reign, AETERNITAS AVG, Sol standing left, #1
avers:- GALLIENVS-AVG, Radiated head right.
revers:- AETERNITAS-AVG, Radiate Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe raised in left. Γ in left field.
exerg: Γ/-//--, diameter: 19-19,5mm, weight: 3,28g, axes: 6h,
mint: Rome, date: 264-265-A.D. Sole Reign., ref: RIC-V-I-160, p-, C-, Göbl-577a,
Q-001
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090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 160, Rome, Sole Reign, AETERNITAS AVG, Sol standing left, #2146 views090b Gallienus (253-268 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-I 160, Rome, Sole Reign, AETERNITAS AVG, Sol standing left, #2
avers: GALLIENVS-AVG, Radiated head right.
revers: AETERNITAS-AVG, Radiate Sol standing left, raising right hand and holding globe raised in left. Γ in left field.
exerg: Γ/-//--, diameter: 18,5-21mm, weight: 3,01g, axes:0h,
mint: Rome, date: 264-265-A.D. Sole Reign., ref: RIC-V-I-160, p-, C-, Göbl-577a,
Q-002
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104a. Faustina Sr 25 viewsIn Roman mythology, Pietas was the goddess of duty to one's state, gods and family.

Pietas was also one of the Roman virtues, along with gravitas and dignitas. Pietas is usually translated as "duty" or "devotion," and it simultaneously suggests duty to the gods and duty to family (which is expanded to duty to the community and duty to the state thanks to the analogy between the family and the state, conventional in the ancient world – see, for example, Plato's Crito). Vergil's hero Aeneas embodies this virtue, and is particularly emblematic of it in book II of the Aeneid when he flees burning Troy bearing his father on his back and carrying his household gods.

Faustina Sr Æ As. DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right / AETERNITAS, SC in field, Pietas standing left, by altar, right hand raised, holding incense box in left hand.

RIC 1161, Cohen 43, BMC 1558

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107 - Gallienus - RIC 1603 viewsObv:- GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right
Rev:- AETERNITAS AVG, Sol, radiate, standing left with with raised hand and holding globe
Minted in Rome (Γ to left)
References:- RIC 160 (Sole rule). RSC 38

3.80 gms, 21.64mm. 180 degrees
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107 - Gallienus - RIC 628 var34 viewsAntoninianus
Obv:– GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate draped and cuirassed bust left (seen from the front)
Rev:– AETERNITAS AVG, She-wolf standing right, suckling twins
Minted in Antioch. Palm branch in exe. A.D. 265-266
Reference:– C. 47 var.; RIC 628 var. Göbl 1628b

Weight 3.58g. 21.80mm. 0 degrees
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11 Domitian RIC II 72149 viewsDomitian 81-96 AD. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. 90-91 AD. (3,3 g, 15,5 mm) Obv: IMP CAES DOMIT AVG GERM P M TR P X, laureate head right. Rev: IMP XXI COS XV CENS P P P, Minerva standing left with thunderbolt & spear, shield at foot.

RIC II 721; RSC 264; BMC 184.

Ex: Aeternitas Numismatics
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112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 168, Rome, AETERNITAS AVG, Bust-F, -/-//RIZ, Sol standing, looking left, Scarce !76 views112 Probus (276-282 A.D.), AE-Antoninianus, RIC V-II 168, Rome, AETERNITAS AVG, Bust-F, -/-//RIZ, Sol standing, looking left, Scarce !
avers:- PROBVS-PF-AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right. (F)
revers:- AETERN-ITAS-AVG, Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding globe.
exergo: -/-//RIZ, diameter: 21,5-22mm, weight: 3,94g, axis: 6h,
mint: Rome, 7th emission of Rome, 282, date: 282 A.D., ref: RIC-V-II-168, p-36, C-, Scarce !
Q-001
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114 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Aeternitas12 viewsReference.
RIC 114; Strack 58; C. 130;

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust right, slight drapery on far shoulder

Rev. P M TR P COS III, in field AET-AVG
Aeternitas standing facing, head left, head of Sol in right hand, head of Luna in left

3.86 gr
18 mm
6h

Note.
From the Dr. Nicholas Lowe Collection.
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115 Hadrian Denarius Roma 119-22 AD Aeternitas 45 viewsReference.
Strack 59; RIC 115b; C131

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder, seen from front.

Rev. P M TR P COS-III in field AETER-AVG
Aeternitas standing facing, head left, head of Sun in right hand, head of Moon in left

3.07 gr
19 mm
12h
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129 Maxentius (306-307 A.D. Caesar, 308-313 A.D. Augustus), Ostia, RIC VI 035, AE-1, -/-//MOSTT, AETERNITAS AVG N, Castor and Pollux standing facing,66 views129 Maxentius (306-307 A.D. Caesar, 308-313 A.D. Augustus), Ostia, RIC VI 035, AE-1, -/-//MOSTT, AETERNITAS AVG N, Castor and Pollux standing facing,
avers:- IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate head right.
revers:- AETE RNITAS A VG N, Dioscuri Castor and Pollux standing facing each other, each holding sceptre and holding a horse by the bridle..
exergo: -/-//MOSTT, diameter: mm, weight: g, axis: h,
mint: Ostia, date: 309-312 A.D., ref: RIC VI 35, p-404, C-5,
Q-001
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132 - Probus - RIC 168 - Bust type F (Rome) (RIZ)13 viewsObv:– PROBVS P F AVG, Radiate, cuirassed bust right
Rev:– AETERNITAS AVG, Sol standing, looking left, right hand raised, left holding globe
Minted in Rome (RIZ in exe) Emission 7 Officina 6. A.D. 282
Reference:– RIC 168 Bust type F

Part of the AEQVITI series of Rome
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137 - Carinus Ant. - RIC 247 Bust Type C42 viewsObv:– IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG, Radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right, seen from the front
Rev:– AETERNIT AVGG, Aeternitas standing left, holding globe surmounted by pheonix
Minted in Rome (KAG in exe.) early Sept. A.D. 283-early Jan. A.D. 284
Reference:– Cohen 16, RIC 247 Bust type C. Gricourt, Venera Hoard, 2709-2771 (63 specimens) One of the specimens illustrated has a small Aeternitas like this example and may even be from the same reverse die.
maridvnvm
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13816 viewsAntoninus Pius 138-61 AD
AE as
Obv "ANTONINVS AVG PIVS PP"
Laureate head left
Rev "TR POT COS IIII SC"
Aeternitas standing left holding scarf and with out stretched arm
Rome mint
RIC 832b
mauseus
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138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AE as - struck 148-161 AD31 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (draped bust right)
rev: AETERNITAS / S.C. (Aeternitas seated left holding phoenix on globe & scepter)
ref: RIC III 1156 (Ant.Pius), C.16 (2frcs)
8.10gms, 25mm,
berserker
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138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AR denarius - struck after 141 AD38 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (veiled & draped bust right)
rev: AETERNITAS (Aeternitas standing left, holding globe and scepter)
ref: RIC III 350 (AntPius), C.32 (2frcs)
3.03gms, 17mm,
Scarce

The veiled bust is scarcer.
berserker
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138-161 AD - FAUSTINA Senior AR denarius - struck after 141 AD27 viewsobv: DIVA FAVSTINA (draped bust right)
rev: AETERNITAS (Juno standing left, hand raised, holding scepter)
ref: RIC III 344 (AntPius), RSC 26 (12frcs), BMC 345
3,26gms, 17mm,
berserker
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14 Hadrian63 viewsDenarius. 119-122 AD. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate heroic bust right, drapery on far shoulder / P M TR P COS III, Aeternitas standing facing with hands upraised holding heads of Sol & Luna. RSC 1114; RIC II, 81; C.1114; BMCR 162. Weight 3.07 g. Die Axis 6 hr. Max Dia 19.2 mm.2 commentsmix_val
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15 Faustina I RIC 110519 viewsFaustina I 138-140 AD. AE Sestertius. Rome Mint. Posthumous commemorative of 141-161 AD. (24.18g, 32.58mm) Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right. Rev: AETERNITAS S-C, Aeternitas standing left holding phoenix on globe and holding up skirt.
RIC 1105

Ex: Incitatus Coins, Vcoins
Paddy
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15 Faustina RIC 350a19 viewsDiva Faustina I. AR Denarius. Rome Mint. after AD 141. (3.46g, 19mm, 6h) Obv: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA, Draped bust right. Rev: AETERNITAS, Providentia standing left, holding globe and sceptre.
RIC 350a.

Ex: Roma Numismatics
Paddy
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150 Faustina Sr.30 viewsROMAN EMPIRE, FAUSTINA SR D. 141, DENARIUS
3.09g

Head of Faustina Sr right "DIVA FAVSTINA"

Aeternitas standing left raising right hand and holding a scepter in her left "AETERNITAS"

RSC II 26
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152 - Maxentius - RIC VI Ostia 035 (double strike)50 viewsObv:– IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate Bust right
Rev:– AETERNITAS AVG N, Castor and Pollux
Minted in Ostia (MOSTP in exe. ) between Late A.D. 309 and October A.D. 312
References:– RIC VI Ostia 35 (C2)

Not great quality but a great example of a double strike on both sides.
maridvnvm
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16. Philip I.30 viewsAntoninianus, 247 AD, Rome mint.
Obverse: IMP PHILIPPVS AVG / Radiate bust of Philip I.
Reverse: AETERNITAS AVGG / Elephant and mahout.
4.08 gm., 23 mm.
RIC # 58; Sear # 8921.

Issued about the time of the Millennium celebration, the reverse of this coin takes up the theme of eternity and applies it to the ruling dynasty. The Romans were first awed by, and then fascinated by elephants. They thought elephants lived to be several hundred years old, and thus the elephant became a symbol of eternity. The elephant portrayed on this coin was likely part of the festivities held to celebrate the millennium and some numistmatists consider this coin to be part of the set of coins issued to commemorate the event.
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162820 viewsAntoninianus
Antioch
Issue 11
AETERNITAS AVG
G 1628
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162818 viewsAntoninianus
Antioch
Issue 11
AETERNITAS AVG
G 1628
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166214 viewsAntoninianus
Antioch
Issue 15
AETERNITAS AVG
G 1662
mauseus
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251b20 viewsTrebonianus Gallus 251-3 AD
AE sestertius
Obv "IMP CAES C VIBIVS TREBONIANVS GALLVS AVG"
Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev "AETERNITAS AVGG SC"
Aeternitas standing left holding phoenix on globe
Rome mint
RIC 102
mauseus
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253-268 AD - Gallienus - RIC V (sole reign) 160 - AETERNITAS AVG29 viewsEmperor: Gallienus (r. 253-268 AD)
Date: 260-268 AD
Condition: Fair
Denomination: Antoninianus

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG
Emperor Gallienus
Head right; radiate

Reverse: AETER-NITAS AVG
The Emperor provides stability.
Sol standing left, holding globe.
"Γ" in left field (Rome mint, third officina)

RIC V Gallienus (sole reign) 160
2.16g; 17.9mm; 60°
Pep
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28-03 - HADRIANO (117 - 138 D.C.)79 viewsAR Denario 19 mm 3.2 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG" - Busto laureado y vestido su hombro izquierdo, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "P M TR P COS III" - Aeternitas (La Eternidad) estante a izq., portando las cabezas del Sol y la Luna en sus manos levantadas. "AETER AVG" en los campos.

Acuñada 119 - 122 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #115 (Busto b) Pag.354 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3458 var Pag.143 - Cohen Vol.II #131 Pag.116 - DVM #47/1 var. Pag.127 - RSC Vpl.II #131 Pag.113 - St. Vol. II #59
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28-06 - ADRIANO (117 - 138 D.C.)15 viewsAR Denario 19 mm 3.2 gr.

Anv: "IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG" - Busto laureado y vestido su hombro izquierdo, viendo a derecha.
Rev: "P M TR P COS III" - Aeternitas (La Eternidad) estante a izq., portando las cabezas del Sol y la Luna en sus manos levantadas. "AETER AVG" en los campos.

Acuñada 119 - 122 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.II #115 (Busto b) Pag.354 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #3458 var Pag.143 - Cohen Vol.II #131 Pag.116 - DVM #47/1 var. Pag.127 - RSC Vpl.II #131 Pag.113 - St. Vol. II #59
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32-05 - FAUSTINA MADRE (138 - 141 D.C.)33 viewsAR Denario 18 x 16 mm 2.8 gr.

Anv: "DIVA FAVSTINA" - Busto vestido viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AETERNITAS" - Juno (?) / Aeternitas (La eternidad) de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, levantando su mano derecha y portando largo cetro vertical en izquierda.

Acuñada 141 - 161 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #344D Pag.69 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #4574 Pag.268 - BMCRE #345 - Cohen Vol.II #26 Pag.415 - DVM #4/3 Pag.142 - St. Vol.III #448 - RSC Vol. II #26 Pag.191
mdelvalle
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32-05 - FAUSTINA MADRE (138 - 141 D.C.)10 viewsAR Denario 18 x 16 mm 2.8 gr.

Anv: "DIVA FAVSTINA" - Busto vestido viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AETERNITAS" - Juno (?) / Aeternitas (La eternidad) de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, levantando su mano derecha y portando largo cetro vertical en izquierda.

Acuñada 141 - 161 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #344D Pag.69 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #4574 Pag.268 - BMCRE IV #351 Pag.53 - Cohen Vol.II #26 Pag.415 - DVM #4/3 Pag.142 - St. Vol.III #448 - RSC Vol. II #26 Pag.191
mdelvalle
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32-07 - FAUSTINA MADRE (138 - 141 D.C.)38 viewsAR Denario 18 x 16 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "DIVA FAVSTINA" - Busto vestido viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AETERNITAS" - Providencia/eternitas/Ucrania (?Cohen) de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, sosteniendo un globo en mano derecha y con la izquierda sostiene su velo que vuela sobre y detrás de su cabeza.

Acuñada 141 - 161 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #351 Pag.70 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #4578 Pag.268 - BMCRE #373 - Cohen Vol.II #32 Pag.415 - St. Vol.III #447 - RSC Vol. II #33 Pag.192
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32-07 - FAUSTINA MADRE (138 - 141 D.C.)14 viewsAR Denario 18 x 16 mm 3.3 gr.

Anv: "DIVA FAVSTINA" - Busto vestido viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AETERNITAS" - Providencia/eternitas/Ucrania (?Cohen) de pié de frente viendo a izquierda, sosteniendo un globo en mano derecha y con la izquierda sostiene su velo que vuela sobre y detrás de su cabeza.

Acuñada 141 - 161 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #351 Pag.70 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #4578 Pag.268 - BMCRE IV #375 Pag.56 - Cohen Vol.II #32 Pag.415 - St. Vol.III #447 - RSC Vol. II #33 Pag.192
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32-12 - FAUSTINA MADRE (138 - 141 D.C.)43 viewsAE AS ó Dupondio 24 x 26 mm 9.7 gr.
Según cuál sea el material en que fué acuñada Cobre u oricalco (metal amarillo)

Anv: "DIVA FAVSTINA" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AETERNITAS - S C" - Pietas (La piedad) velada de pié a izquierda levantando su mano derecha sobre un altar y sosteniendo una caja de incienso o botellita de perfume en mano izquierda.

Acuñada 141 - 161 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #1161 Pag.166 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #4641 Pag.275 - BMCRE #1558 - Cohen Vol.II #43 Pag.416
mdelvalle
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32-12 - FAUSTINA MADRE (138 - 141 D.C.)13 viewsAE AS ó Dupondio 24 x 26 mm 9.7 gr.
Según cuál sea el material en que fué acuñada Cobre u oricalco (metal amarillo)

Anv: "DIVA FAVSTINA" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AETERNITAS - S C" - Pietas (La piedad) velada de pié a izquierda levantando su mano derecha sobre un altar y sosteniendo una caja de incienso o botellita de perfume en mano izquierda.

Acuñada 141 - 161 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #1161 Pag.166 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #4641 Pag.275 - BMCRE IV #1558 Pag.249 (Plate 37 #10) - Cohen Vol.II #43 Pag.416
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32-16 - FAUSTINA MADRE (138 - 141 D.C.)35 viewsAE AS ó Dupondio 24 mm 8.5 gr.
Según cuál sea el material en que fué acuñada Cobre u oricalco (metal amarillo)

Anv: "DIVA FAVSTIN[A]" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AVGVSTA - S C" - Aeternitas (La eternidad) o Diana (? Cohen)avanzando a izquierda, sosteniendo una antorcha corta con mano izquierda sobre su hombro y con la derecha sostiene su velo que vuela sobre y detrás de su cabeza.

Acuñada 141 - 161 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #1183 Pag.168 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #4650 Pag.276 - BMCRE #1587 - Cohen Vol.II #77 Pag.419/420
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32-16 - FAUSTINA MADRE (138 - 141 D.C.)10 viewsAE AS ó Dupondio 24 mm 8.5 gr.
Según cuál sea el material en que fué acuñada Cobre u oricalco (metal amarillo)

Anv: "DIVA FAVSTIN[A]" - Busto laureado viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AVGVSTA - S C" - Aeternitas (La eternidad) o Diana (? Cohen) avanzando a izquierda, sosteniendo una antorcha corta con mano izquierda sobre su hombro y con la derecha sostiene su velo que vuela sobre y detrás de su cabeza.

Acuñada 141 - 161 D.C.
Ceca: Roma

Referencias: RIC Vol.III #1183 Pag.168 - Sear RCTV Vol.II #4650 Pag.276 - BMCRE IV #1587 Pag.253 (Plate 38 #4) - Cohen Vol.II #77 Pag.419/420
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70-Maxentius-3.-S41 viewsAE Follis, Ostia mint, 306-312 AD.
Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laureate head right.
Rev: AETERNITAS AVG N, Castor and Pollux standing facing, each leaning on a sceptre and restraining a horse.
MOSTQ in exergue.
23mm, 7.1gm.
RIC 14.
jdholds
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A117-16 - MAJENCIO (306 - 312 D.C.)38 viewsAE Follis 25 mm 7.1 gr.
Hijo de Maximiano, causó la crisis del sistema de la Tetrarquía, siendo proclamado “Principe”, luego César, y mas tarde Augusto, e invitando él mismo a su padre a reasumir el Imperio. Fue derrocado por las fuerzas conjuntas de Constantino I y Licinio.

Anv: "IMP C M[A]XENTIVS PF AVG " – Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AETE-RNITAS - [AVG] N” – Los Dioscuri (Castor y Pollux) desnudos de pié uno frente al otro, portando cetros largos verticales, sobre sus hombros un manto corto (Chlamys) y reteniendo a sus caballos por los frenos. "MOSTP" en exergo.

Acuñada 309 – 312 D.C.
Ceca: Ostia – (Ostia Antica, viejo puerto de Roma) -Italia
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Ostia) 35 Pag.404 - DVM #14 Pag.284 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #7656.a. Pag.89 – Cohen Vol.VII #5 Pag.166
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A117-16 - MAJENCIO (306 - 312 D.C.)18 viewsAE Follis 25 mm 7.1 gr.
Hijo de Maximiano, causó la crisis del sistema de la Tetrarquía, siendo proclamado “Principe”, luego César, y mas tarde Augusto, e invitando él mismo a su padre a reasumir el Imperio. Fue derrocado por las fuerzas conjuntas de Constantino I y Licinio.

Anv: "IMP C M[A]XENTIVS PF AVG " – Cabeza laureada viendo a derecha.
Rev: "AETE-RNITAS - [AVG] N” – Los Dioscuri (Castor y Pollux) desnudos de pié uno frente al otro, portando cetros largos verticales, sobre sus hombros un manto corto (Chlamys) y reteniendo a sus caballos por los frenos. "MOSTP" en exergo.

Acuñada 309 – 312 D.C.
Ceca: Ostia – (Ostia Antica, viejo puerto de Roma) -Italia
Rareza: C2

Referencias: RIC Vol.VI (Ostia) 35 Pag.404 - DVM #14 Pag.284 - Salgado MRBI Vol.III #7656.a. Pag.89 – Cohen Vol.VII #5 Pag.166 - Sear '88 #3776
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AETERNIT AVG4 viewsCARINUS A.D. 283-285. Æ Antoninianus. Rev. AETERNIT AVG, Aeternitas left holding phoenix and raising skirt, KAG in exergue. 3.1g, 21mm. Sear RCV 12340. Podiceps
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AETERNIT IMPER21 viewsPhilippus II. antoninianus
Rome(?) mint
Tibsi
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AETERNITAS AVG, RIC V 16019 viewsGallienus, August 253 - 24 March 268 A.D. Silvered antoninianus, RIC V 160, SRCV 10169 var, EF, flat centers strike, Rome mint, 2.648g, 22.1mm, 0o, 260 - 268 A.D.; obverse GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right; reverse AETERNITAS AVG, Sol standing half-left, raising right and holding globe in left, “Γ” left. Ex FORVM, photo credit FORVMPodiceps
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AETERNITAS AVGG11 viewsPhilippus II. antoninianus
Antiochia mint
bust seen from front
very rare
Tibsi
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AETERNITAS AVGG82 viewsPhilippus II. antoninianus
Antiochia mint
3 commentsTibsi
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AETERNITAS AVGG51 viewsPhilippus I. antoninianus
Rome mint
1 commentsTibsi
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AETERNITAS AVGG32 viewsPhilippus I. antoninianus
Antiochia mint
very rare
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Aeternitas, Personification of eternity and stability390 viewsFaustina Senior, wife of Antoninus Pius, Augusta 138-141 C.E.
AR Denarius, Rome mint, 147-161 C.E.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust, r.
Rev: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas standing l., holding phoenix and lifting fold of skirt.
RIC-347; Sear-4576; BMC-354; Cohen-11.

Aeternitas personifies eternity and stability. She is depicted with a variety of attributes which may include a torch, globe, phoenix, cornucopiae, scepter or the heads of Sol and Luna; she is often shown leaning against a column or seated on a globe.
EmpressCollector
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AETERNITATI AVG27 viewsGordianus III. antoninianus
Rome mint
Tibsi
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AETERNITATI AVG32 viewsGordianus III. denarius1 commentsTibsi
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ALFOLDI 010.00112 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: AETERNITAS AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIP
WEIGHT 3.34g / AXIS: 6h / DIAMETER: 23-24mm
RIC 639
ALFOLDI 010.001
COLLECTION NO. 923
VERY RARE AND DESIRABLE REVERSE TYPE!
Barnaba6
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ALFOLDI 012.002 AETERNITAS AVG RR16 viewsOBVERSE: IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG
REVERSE: AETERNITAS AVG
BUST TYPE: A2
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//XXIS
WEIGHT 3.14g / AXIS: 11h / WIDTH 22mm
RIC 639
ALFOLDI 012.002
COLLECTION NO. 116
RARE REVERSE TYPE
Barnaba6
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Antoninianus. RSC 0038c. Rome.21 viewsObv. Radiate head right GALLIENVS AVG
Rev. Sol saluting and holding globe. AETERNITAS AVG. Gamma in left field.
RSC 38c. Rome mint.
LordBest
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Antoninianus; AETERNITAS AVGG, Elephant with guide; RIC 5819 viewsPhilip I, 244-249 Antoninianus, Rome A.D. 247. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from behind / AETERNITAS AVGG, Elephant with guide left. RIC 58, RSC 17. Sear RCV III: 8921.1 commentsPodiceps
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Antoninianus; AETERNITAS AVGG, phoenix10 viewsTrebonianus Gallus AR Antoninianus. Rome, 253 AD. IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, radiate draped bust right / AETERNITAS AVGG, Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe & hem of skirt. RIC 30, RSC 13. Sear 1988: 2777, Sear RCV III: 9625.Podiceps
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Antoninus Pius (Augustus) Coin: Brass Sestertius5 viewsANTONINVS AVG PIVS P P TR P COS III - Laureate head right
VENERI FELICI SC - Decastyle temple of Venus set on three-tiered base; pediment decorated with statues; statues of Aeternitas as acroteria.
Exergue: SC


Mint: Rome (141-143 AD)
Wt./Size/Axis: 32.21g / 34mm / 12h
Rarity: Rare
References:
RIC III 651
BMCRE 1322
Cohen 1074
Provenances:
Savoca Coins
Acquisition/Sale: Savoca Coins Internet 38th Silver Auction #297 $0.00 11/19
Notes: Nov 2, 19 - The Gary R. Wilson Collection

From CNG: The great temple of Venus and Rome, actually two temples that were back to back, the temple of Venus faced the Flavian ampitheatre and that of Rome overlooked the Forum, was designed by Hadrian himself. Construction began in 121 AD and and remained unfinished on Hadrian's death in 138 AD. Construction was finally completed in 141 AD under Antoninus Pius, the event celebrated by this coin. The temple would be destroyed by fire in 307 and later rebuilt by Maxentius, the remains of which can still be seen in Rome today.

Rated as Rare with the Temple of Venus seemingly the scarcer of the two temple reverses with the Temple of Roma being the other. This coin weighs in at a whopping 32.21 grams.
GRWilson
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As; AETERNITAS S C, RIC 115620 viewsFaustina Sr., Commemorative. Æ As. 10.8g, 25mm. Rev. AETERNITAS S C, Aeternitas seated left holding phoenix on globe and sceptre. RIC 1156 var. (reads DIVA AVG FAVSTINA)Podiceps
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AVGV-STA, Ceres or Aeternitas standing left, raising hand & holding torch. RIC 36110 viewsFaustina Sr. AR Denarius. Aeternitas standing left. RSC 101. VF. Faustina Sr AR Denarius. DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right / AVGV-STA, Ceres or Aeternitas standing left, raising hand & holding torch. RIC 361, RSC 101a, BMC 417, Sear RCV II: 4583. Ex Vauctions.Podiceps
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Carinus45 viewsCarinus Antoninians
23 mm 3.95 gm
O: IMP C M AVR CARINVS P F AVG
Laureate bust right
R: AEQVITAS AVGG
Aeternitas stg l, hldg Phoenix on globe
John Campbell
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CARINUS39 viewsAE antoninianus. 285 AD. 3.32 gr. 7h. Radiate and cuirassed bust right. IMP CARINVS PF AVG. / Aeternitas standing left, holding Phoenix on globe and fold of skirt. AETERNIT AVG. In exergue K(crescent)AΓ. RIC V 244.benito
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CARINUS26 viewsAE antoninianus. 285 AD. 3.32 gr. 7h. Radiate and cuirassed bust right. IMP CARINVS PF AVG. / Aeternitas standing left, holding Phoenix on globe and fold of skirt. AETERNIT AVG. In exergue K(crescent)AΓ. RIC V 244.
benito
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Carinus (283 - 285 A.D.)45 views Æ(S) Antoninianus
O: IMP CARINVS P F AVG, radiate, draped, cuirassed bust right.
R: AETERNT AVGG, Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe, lifting hem of robe with left hand. KAΓ in ex.
Rome Mint. 284 - 285 A.D.
22 mm
3.8 g
RIC 248

Reverse engraver's error, missing "I"!
2 commentsMat
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Carinus (A.D. 283-285)20 viewsSilvered Antoninianus, A.D. 283-285, Rome, 23.3mm, 5.55g, 0°, RIC Vii 244.
Obv: IMP CARINVS P F AVG. radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AETERNIT AVG. Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe raising skirt; K˘AΓ in ex.
Joseph D5
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Carinus (RIC 243, Coin #93)10 viewsRIC 243 (C), AE Antoninianus, Rome, 283-285 AD.
Obv: IMP C M AVR CARINVS AVG Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AETERNIT AVGG (KA gamma) Aeternitas standing left holding Phoenix on globe and raising robe.
Size: 23.0mm 3.68gm
MaynardGee
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Carinus AE antoninianus, 284-285 AD, Rome24 viewsCarinus
AE antoninianus – 22mm
Rome, 284-185 AD
radiate, cuirassed bust r.
IMP CARINVS PF AVG
Aeternitas standing l., holding phoenix on globe and lifting robe
AETERNIT AVGG
KA crescent 
RIC Vb 244var
Ardatirion
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Carinus AE Antoninianus. 13 viewsCarinus. 283-285 AD.

Rome, 283-285 AD.

21mm., 3.25g.

IMP CARINVS P F AVG. Bust of Carinus, radiate, draped, cuirassed, right, or bust of Carinus, radiate, cuirassed, right

AETERNIT AVGG. Aeternitas, draped, standing left, holding phoenix on globe in right hand and lifting robe with left hand

References: RIC V Carus 248

AAGC
RL
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Denar, RIC 3, p.273, 738 - Faustina II, Aeternitas37 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint, posthumous AD 176 - 181
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped and veiled bust right
Rev.: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas standing front, head left, arranging veil and holding torch.
Ag, 3.42g, 18mm
Ref.: RIC 738, Kamp. 38.87, CRE-I 156 [R]
1 commentsshanxi
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Denar, RIC 3, p.273, 739 - Faustina II, Aeternitas18 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint, posthumous AD 176 - 181
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right
Rev.: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas standing frontal, arranging veil and holding torch
Ag, 3.20g, 17.8mm
Ref.: RIC III 739, CRE-I 155 [S]
Ex Münzen Ritter
shanxi
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Denar, RIC 3, p.273, 740 - Faustina II, Aeternitas6 viewsFaustina II
AR-Denar, Rome mint
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, Draped bust right.
Rev.: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas standing left, holding globe surmounted by phoenix, and leaning on column.
Ag, 2.79g, 17.5mm
Ref.: RIC 740, CRE 157 [R2]
shanxi
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Denarius of Faustina I10 viewsA Denarius of Faustina I, minted in Rome between 148-161 AD. 18.55 mm, 2.44 g.

Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right

Reverse: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix with halow and holding up fold of skirt

Attribution: Looks like RIC III, 347, page 69, SEAR RCV II (2002) #4576
chuy1530
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Denarius; AETERNITAS with sun and moon12 viewsTrajan Denarius. IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P, laureate head right draped on far shoulder / COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC AET-AVG, Aeternitas standing facing with head of sun and moon in extended hands. RSC 3. RIC 91, BMC 373, Sear II: 3116.1 commentsPodiceps
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DIVA AVG FAVSTINA34 viewsAR 17mm after 141AD
Obv - DIVA AVG FAVSTINA - draped bust right
Rev - AETERNITAS - Aeternitas or Venus veiled,standing facing, head right, pulling veil from face with right hand and holding sceptre in left
Reference - RIC III (Antoninus Pius) 1103A
Mint - Rome
aragon6
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Diva Faustina Denarius - Aeternitas (RIC II 351)34 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 141 AD
3.15g

Obv: Draped bust of Faustina (R)
DIVA FAUSTINA

Rev: AETERNITAS standing (L) folding Globe, veil billowing around her head. AETERNITAS in exergue.
Annia Galeria Faustina, more familiarly referred to as Faustina the Elder (100 - 140 AD ), was wife of Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius.

RIC II 351 RSC 32
Kained but Able
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Diva Faustina I10 viewsDiva Faustina I. Died A.D. 140/1. AR denarius (18 mm, 3.30 g, 6 h). Rome mint, Struck under Antoninus Pius, A.D. 146/7-161. DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right / AETER-NITAS, Aeternitas (or Providentia) standing left, holding globe and billowing veil. RIC 351; RSC 32. Good VF.ecoli
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Diva Faustina I Denarius34 viewsDIVA FAUSTINA SR, wife of Antoninus Pius. Died 141 AD. AR Denarius (16mm, 3.1 gm).
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right.
Reverse: ATERNITAS, Aeternitas or Juno standing front, head left, raising hand and holding sceptre. RIC III 344; RSC 26.
NORMAN K
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DIVA FAVSTINA 32 viewsAE Sestertius 32mm 29.65gms
Obv - draped bust right
Rev - Aeternitas or Juno standing facing, head left, raising right hand and holding sceptre
Reference - RIC III (Antoninus Pius) 1102 after 146AD
Rome mint
aragon6
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DIVA FAVSTINA55 viewsAE As 24mm after 141AD
Obv - DIVA FAVSTINA - draped bust right
Rev - AETERNITAS S-C - Juno standing left with raised right hand and sceptre in left
Reference - RIC III (Antoninus Pius) 1155
Mint - Rome
aragon6
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DIVA FAVSTINA17 viewsAE As 24mm after 141AD
Obv - DIVA FAVSTINA - draped bust right
Rev - AETERNITAS S-C - Aeternitas seated left phoenix on globe in right hand
Reference - RIC III (Antoninus Pius) 1156
Mint - Rome
aragon6
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DIVA FAVSTINA18 viewsAR 18mm after 141AD
Obv - DIVA FAVSTINA - draped bust right
Rev - AETERNITAS - Providentia or Urania standing front holding globe in right hand, blowing veil behind
Reference - RIC III (Antoninus Pius) 351
Mint - Rome
aragon6
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DIVA FAVSTINA35 viewsAR 18mm after 141AD
Obv - DIVA FAVSTINA - draped bust right
Rev - AETERNITAS - Aeternitas standing left with globe in right hand and rudder in left
Reference - RIC III (Antoninus Pius) 348b
Mint - Rome
aragon6
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DIVA FAVSTINA63 viewsOR Sest 26mm after 141AD
Obv - DIVA FAVSTINA - veiled and draped bust right
Rev - AETERNITAS S-C - Aeternitas seated left holding phoenix on globe in right hand and sceptre in left hand
Reference - RIC III (Antoninus Pius) 1103a
Mint - Rome
aragon6
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EB0444 Faustina I / Aeternitas10 viewsFaustina I, AE Sestertius, 141 AD.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right.
Rev: AETERNITAS S-C, Aeternitas seated left holding phoenix and sceptre.
References: RIC 1103(a,b).
Diameter: 32.5mm, Weight: 22.77 grams.
EB
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EB0454 Faustina II Diva / Aeternitas9 viewsFaustina II, Commemorative, AE Sestertius, 176-180 AD.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, Bust of Faustina the Younger, draped, veiled, hair elaborately waved in nearly vertical lines and fastened in a low chignon at back of head, down cheek, curls, right.
Rev: AETERNITAS S-C, Aeternitas, veiled, draped, standing front, head left, raising veil with right hand and holding long torch in left hand.
References: RIC III Marcus Aurelius 1691.
Diameter: 34.5mm, Weight: 24 grams.
EB
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Faustina Denarius Aeternitas33 viewsObv.
DIVA FAVSTINA
Draped bust right

Rev.
AETERNITAS
Aeternitas facing, holding globe, veil blowing out around head
ancientdave
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Faustina I180 viewsFaustina I 138-161 A.D.

Obv: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA
Rev: AETERNITAS
RIC 350a
2 commentsBarry
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Faustina I 17 viewsDiva Faustina Sr, AR Denarius, Rome Mint, 18mm, 3.08 grams.
DIVA-FAVSTINA, draped bust right
AETER-NITAS, Aeternitas, standing front, facing left, holding globe, veil billowing out around her head and behind her.
RIC 351, RSC 32, BMC 373
Paul R3
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Faustina I (RIC 1105, Coin #432)16 viewsRIC 1105 (C), AE Sestertius, Rome, 141 AD.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA Draped bust right, hair coiled on top of head.
Rev: AETERNITAS S C Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe and holding up skirt.
Size: 32.3mm 25.50gm
MaynardGee
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Faustina I (RIC 1163, Coin #668)7 viewsRIC 1163 (S), AE AS, Rome, 141 AD.
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA; Draped bust right, hair piled on top.
Rev: AETERNITAS S C; Providentia standing left, globe in right hand, long scepter vertical in left.
Size: 26.6mm 10.44g
MaynardGee
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Faustina I - sestertius10 viewsAETERNITAS
Ric 1103
antvwala
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Faustina I AE As or Dupondius, 138-161 AD21 viewsRoman Imperial, Diva Faustina I AE As or Dupondius, (138-161 AD), 12.0g, 28mm

Obverse: DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, Draped bust right, counter mark center.

Reverse: AETERNITAS S-C, Providentia standing left, holding globe & scepter.

Reference: RIC 1163, Cohen 38, BMC 1459

Ex: David Murrey
Gil-galad
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Faustina I AR Denarius20 viewsObv: DIVA FAVSTINA - Draped bust right.
Rev: AETERNITAS - Providentia standing front holding globe, veil blowing out around head.
Mint: Rome
Year: After 141 AD
Ref: RIC III 351 (Antoninus Pius), RSC 32
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Faustina I AR Denarius16 viewsObv: DIVA FAVSTINA - Bust draped right.
Rev: AETERNITAS - Juno standing right, head left, veiled, raising right hand and holding sceptre in left.
Mint: Rome
Date: After 141 AD
Ref: BMCRE 345, Cohen 26, RIC 344
oa
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Faustina I denarius, 148-161 AD, Rome71 viewsFaustina Sr.
AR denarius – 19mm, 2.71g
Rome, 148-161 AD
draped bust r.
DIVA FAVSTINA
Juno standing l., holding scepter, r. hand raised
AETERNITAS
RIC 344, C 26
1 commentsArdatirion
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Faustina I Dupondius38 viewsAE Dupondius.
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA ; dr. bust r. ; Rev.: AETERNITAS S C ; Aeternitas stg. l., holding globe.
Tanit
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Faustina I Maior, wife of Antoninus Pius, AD 98/105-140/141151 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (27.5g, 32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck after her death, AD 141-161.
DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right with hair waived and coiled on top
AETERNITAS around the edge S Cin field, Ceres, veiled, standing left arranging draperies and holding a torch.
RIC (A.Pius) 1100 [scarce]; Cohen 46
Charles S
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Faustina I Sestertius27 viewsAE Sestertius
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA
Rev: AETERNITAS S C; Aeternitas std. l., holding phoenix and scepter.
Tanit
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Faustina I Sestertius6 viewsAE Sestertius,
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, drap. Bust r.
Rv.: AETERNITAS SC , Ceres stg. l., adjusting drapery on r. shoulder and holding torch in l.

RIC:1100, C:46, BMC: 1479
Tanit
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FAUSTINA I Sestertius RIC 1103A, Aeternitas21 viewsOBV: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right
REV: AETERNITAS S-C, Aeternitas seated left holding phoenix & scepter
24.53g, 34 mm

Minted at Rome, 147 AD
Legatus
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Faustina I, wife of Antoninus Pius, RIC 1163a Rome13 viewsCopper as, RIC III 1163(a), Van Meter 27/1, Cohen 42, SRCV II 4635, aVF, Rome mint, 12g, 27.6mm, 180°, 141 A.D.;
Obverse: DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair piled on top
Reverse: AETERNITAS S C, Providentia standing left holding globe and scepter
NORMAN K
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Faustina II fourree14 viewsFaustina Jr Fourree
The obverse legend on the right side of the bust says FAUVSTIN?, which is consistent with a DIVA FAUVSTINA issue, the reverse appears to be AETERNITAS, Juno standing left, hand raised, holding scepter.
Tanit
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Faustina II Sestertius22 viewsAE Sestertius
Faustina II, 146-176 CE
Diameter: 30 mm, Weight: 25.16 grams, Die axis: 6h

Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA
Draped bust to right, hair tied in a bun at the back of neck.

Reverse: AETERNITAS SC
Aeternitas seated to left, holding phoenix atop globe in left hand, sceptre in right arm.

Mint: Rome

Notes:
- Issued by Marcus Aurelius after the death of his wife Faustina.

Ex World Coins Japan, 2006
Pharsalos
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Faustina Junior, RIC (M. Aurelius) 1697 v., Sestertius of AD 176-18045 viewsÆ Sestertius (22,2g, Ø31mm, 6h). Rome, AD 176-180.
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA, draped bust right, hair knotted behind.
Rev.: AETERNITAS around, S C in field below, Faustina, seated left on throne with canopy, holding sceptre, between two dancing girls with veils flying above their heads.
RIC (Aurelius) 1697 var. (no canopy); BMCRE 1568 var. (same); Cohen 10 (30 fr.) var. (same); Banti 7 (5 spec.)
Ex ArtCoins Roma s.r.l. Auction 15 (April 2015).
2 commentsCharles S
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Faustina Junior, RIC unlisted, Sestertius of AD 161 (Emperor's growing family)75 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.86g, Ø33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 161.
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Fautina Junior facing right.
Rev.: FECVND AVGVSTA (around) S C (in field), Fecunditas standing left, holding a child in her arms, two more standing left and right of her raising their right hands.
Strack 1335 (1 coll.: Naples); RIC (Aurelius) unlisted (legend corresponds to RIC 1635 and the representation to RIC 1649); Cohen: (idem with nos. 96 and 136)
ex Aeternitas Coins & Antiquities (via VCoins)

This type refers to the growing family of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Jr. The three girls represent the three surviving children (of a total of 7 born) around end of 159 to early 160: Annia Galeria Aurelia Faustina (age 14), Lucilla (12) and Fadilla (1).

Additional information from Curtis Clay through the forum discussion group: "This type commemorating the birth of a third survivng daughter usually has the legend IVNONI LVCINAE, whereas the type FECVND AVGVSTAE commemorates the birth of the next daughter about a year or so later and shows Fecunditas/Faustina holding two children in her arms while two more stand at her feet.

Strack 1335 knew a sestertius like yours in only one specimen, in Naples, but unfortunately does not illustrate the coin.

The Naples collection was stolen in 1977. Your coin is of nice quality, and has an old-collection look, lightly cleaned on the reverse. I would not be at all surprised if it is the actual Naples coin! "
Charles S
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Faustina Maior (138-140 commemorative issue) denarius (AR)30 viewsObv.: DIVA FAVSTINA (Draped bust of empress) Rev.: AETERNITAS (Aeternitas standing, holding globe with veil blowing around head) Diameter: 17.9 mm RIC 351Nick.vdw
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Faustina RIC 116422 viewsFaustina I. (Senior), As
Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right
Rev: AETERNITAS S-C, Providentia standing half right, head left, raising right hand and holding globe in left.
Size: 12.11g
Mint: Rome afer 146AD
Ids: Cohen 42, RIC 1164
1 commentsickster
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Faustina Senior28 viewsDiva Faustina Senior. Died AD 140/1. Æ Sestertius (33.5mm, 22.69 g, 6h). Rome mint. Struck under Antoninus Pius, circa AD 146-161. Draped bust right, wearing pearls bound on top of her head / AETERNITAS, S C in exergue, Faustina, holding scepter, seated right in carpentum drawn right by two elephants, which are ridden and led by mahouts. RIC III 1112 (Pius); Banti 26 (same dies as illustration). Fine, rough, green patina. Very rare with elephants right. Banti reports 13 examples with carpentum drawn left by two elephants, but only one example with carpentum drawn right.1 commentsecoli
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Faustina Senior - RIC-344 (Pius)43 viewsWife of Antoninus Pius - AR denarius (17mm, 3.48g). Rome mint. Struck after her death in AD 141. DIVA FAVSTINA . Draped bust right / AETERNITAS. Aeternitas (or Juno) standing left, extending hand and holding sceptre. Ex ANS. Ex Lhotka. RSC 26; Sear 4574; BMCRE 345; RIC III 344 (Pius)Bud Stewart
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Faustina Senior AR Denarius, wife of Antoninus Pius, Rome 135-140 AD 23 viewsFaustina I Denarius. 2.90 gr. DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right / AETERNITAS, Aeternitas, veiled, standing front, head right, pulling veil from face & holding sceptre. RSC 40.
RIC 346a
Antonio Protti
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Faustina Senior Denarius15 viewsFaustina Senior denarius

Obv: Bust of Faustina right "DIVA FAVSTINA"

Rev: "AETERNITAS" Aeternitas standing front - head left with a veil blowing out around it. She holds a globe.

RSC 32

Adrian S
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Faustina Senior, Aeternitas92 viewsO: DIVA - FAVSTINA
Draped bust right
R: AETER-NITAS
Aerternitas standing, facing, raising hand and holding scepter; Large S/C in left/right fields

Ae As; 10.64g; 26-27mm
RIC 1102, BMC 1481, C 28
arizonarobin
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Faustina Senior, Aeternitas62 viewsDIVA AVG - FAVSTINA
Draped bust right

AETERNITAS
Aeternitas seated left, holding Phoenix on globe and scepter
SC in exergue

RIC1103b (variant)- RIC only lists as Sesterius; Cohen 16 var (AE As, but obv. legend without AVG)
wildwinds example (this coin)
Ae As; 10.46g; 24mm
arizonarobin
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Faustina Senior, Aeternitas91 viewsFAUSTINA SENIOR
wife of Antoninus Pius

DIVA-FAVSTINA
Draped bust right

AETER-NITAS
Throne with sceptre and peacock
AR Denarius;3.18g;18mm
RIC 353a, C 61
3 commentsarizonarobin
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Faustina Senior, Aeternitas37 viewsDIVA FAVSTINA
draped bust right

AETERNITAS
SC in ex, Aeternitas seasted left on globe, holding scepter

Æ Dupondius; 10.58g
RIC 1159, Cohen 22, BMC 1551
arizonarobin
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Faustina Senior, Aeternitas60 viewsDIVA AVG FAVSTINA
Veiled bust draped right

AETERNITAS
Eight rayed star

Ar Denarius; 2.8g
Rome mint: AD 142; RIC 355
Ex-/jean Elsen
7 commentsRobin Ayers
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FAUSTINA Sr AR Denarius4 viewsOBVERSE: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right
REVERSE: AETERNITAS, Juno standing left, hand raised, holding scepter
Struck at Rome, 141 AD
2.9g, 17mm
RIC 344
Legatus
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Faustina Sr, RIC (A. Pius) 1100, sestertius of AD 147-16141 viewsOrichalcum sestertius (27.5g, 32mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck after her death, AD 147-161.
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right with hair, adorned with strings of pearls, waived and coiled on top
Rev.: AETERNITAS around the edge S Cin field, Ceres, veiled, standing left holding up drapery and holding a long lighted torch.
RIC (A.Pius) 1100 [scarce]; BMCRE 1479; Cohen 46; Strack 1268 (3 coll.); Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali III-1) 21 (4 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4604
Charles S
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Faustina Sr, RIC (A. Pius) 1103A, Sestertius of AD 146-16113 viewsÆ Sestertius (26,11g, Ø 32mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 146-161 (under Antoninus Pius).
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right with hair adorned with strings of pearls, waived & coiled on top head.
Rev.: AETERNITAS around, S C in ex., Aeternitas seated left, holding scepter and globe surmounted by phoenix.
RIC (Antoninus Pius) 1103A; BMCRE 1484; Cohen 15; Strack 1265; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali III-1) 7 (32 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4606
Ex CNG Electronic Auction 349 (April 2015); ex Wayne C. Philips.
Charles S
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Faustina Sr, RIC (A. Pius) 1104 var., Sestertius of AD 146-16111 viewsÆ Sestertius (24,56g, Ø33,6mm, 11h). Rome, AD 146-161.
Obv.: DIVAE AVSTINAE, draped bust right with hair waived & coiled on top head.
Rev.: AETERNITAS around, S C in ex., Aeternitas seated left, holding scepter and globe surmounted by phoenix.
RIC (A. Pius) 1104 (var.: obv. legend); BMCRE 1606; Cohen 19 (var.: same); Strack 1255 (only in B.M.); Banti 11 (2 spec.)
Ex FORVM (April 2015).

This is a very rare variant with obv. legend DIVAE FAVSTINAE. Cohen 19 and RIC 1104 describe a veiled bust with this legend; all specimens kown with this legend and bust type, are from the same obverse die: e.g. British Museum, Gadoury (Banti plate) and the Wildwinds (RIC 1104 from Roma Numismatics, 2010).
Charles S
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Faustina Sr, RIC (A. Pius) 1113, sestertius of AD 147-161 (elephant chariot)42 viewsÆ Sestertius (28.64g, Ø36mm, 5h). Rome mint. Struck AD 147-161.
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust of Diva Faustina Maior facing right with hair waived and curled on top.
Rev.: AETERNITAS (from left to top) S C(in ex.), Faustina as Cybele seated left holding a sceptre, seated on top of a triumphal chariot drawn left by two elephants with riders.
RIC (A. Pius) 1113 (rare); BMCRE 1503; Cohen 57 (40 fr.); Strack 1256; Banti (I Grandi Bronzi Imperiali III-1) 25 (13 spec.); Sear (Roman Coins and their Values II) 4611
ex Numphil
Struck on medallic flan.

Commemorating the funeral of Faustina in A.D. 141
1 commentsCharles S
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Faustina Sr, RIC (A. Pius) 1163a(b), As of AD 145-ca.1559 viewsÆ As (11,10g, Ø 27mm, 6h). Rome mint. Struck AD 145-ca.155
Obv.: DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, veiled and draped bust right.
Rev.: AETERNITAS around, S | C, Providentia standing left holding globe and scepter.
RIC (A.Pius) 1163a(b) (S); Cohen 38; BMC 1459; Strack 1230; RCV 4635.
Ex Gorny & Mosch, Stuttgarter Münzauktion 1, 2010
Charles S
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Faustina Sr. AE Sestertius 62 viewsFaustina I Sestertius
26.70 grams.
31 mm.

Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA - Diademed and draped bust of Faustina I.
Reverse: AETERNITAS - Aeternitas holding globe and raising mantle above head.
Date: After 146 AD. Diameter: References: RIC 1106


4 commentsAntonio Protti
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Faustina Sr. AE Sestertius 146-148 AD37 viewsOBV: DIVA FAVSTINA; draped bust right
REV: AETERNITAS; Ceres standing holding draperies with right hand and long torch with left hand, S - C in field
Faustina was the beloved wife of Antoninus Pius who died shortly into his long reign. Of several children by him only the daughter Faustina Jr survived to become the wife of Pius' successor, Marcus Aurelius. The DIVA series was started by Pius to commemorate his wife.
The image itself, particurly the elegant but commanding profile has influenced Western art and tastes for centuries.

RIC v.3, 1100, rated "Scarce" (thanks, *Alex, for the ID) Submitted to Wildwinds and added to their data base (Thanks, Dane).

Diam ~30 mm, wt 23.5 gm
daverino
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Faustina Sr., Augusta 25 February 138 - early 141, wife of Antoninus Pius42 viewsSilver denarius, RIC 344, Cohen 25, BMC 344, aEF, 3.369g, 19.3mm, 180o, Rome mint, posthumous, 141 - 161 A.D.; obverse DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right; reverse AETERNITAS, Juno raising hand and holding scepter1 commentsMarjan E
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Faustina Sr., Augusta 25 February 138 - Early 141, wife of Antoninus Pius29 viewsFaustina Sr., Augusta 25 February 138 - Early 141, wife of Antoninus Pius
Copper as . Rome mint, 141 A.D.
Obverse : DIVA AVGVSTA FAVSTINA, draped bust right, hair piled on top
Reverse : AETERNITAS S C, Providentia standing left, globe in right, long scepter vertical in left
RIC III 1163(a)
Ex FORUM
Vladislavs D
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Faustina the Elder49 viewsAE As, 9.26g, Faustina the Elder, ca. AD 140, Obv: DIVA FAVSTINA; Rev: AETERNITASS around figure standing left with S-C on either side, aVF. RIC 1103.Molinari
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Faustina the Elder, wife of Antoninus Pius (Posthumous issue)21 viewsObv: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust of Faustina facing right, hair waved and coiled on top of head.

Rev: AETERNITAS, Providentia standing facing, head turned left, with veil billowing around it, she holds a globe in her right hand and her left hand holds the end of the veil.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 147 AD

2.9 grams, 17.6 mm, 180°

RIC III Antoninus Pius 351a, RSC 32, S4578
SPQR Coins
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Favastina I, RIC 35124 viewsDIVA FAVSTINA
AETERNITAS
AR denarius, 18mm, 3.28g
Draped bust right
Aeternitas standing, holding globe, veil blowing around head
novacystis
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Gallienus72 viewsGALLIENVS AVG
Radiate bust right

AETERNITAS AVG
Sol standing left, right hand raised, left hand holding globe

Rome
267-268 AD

Sear 10169 (var), RIC 160 (var.), Gobl (MIR) 576a

SOLD! Forum Auctions January 2017
1 commentsJay GT4
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)18 viewsSRCV 10170 var. (scepter), RIC V S-606, Göbl 1662i, Cohen 44, Van Meter 13/2

AR Antoninianus, 20 mm., 0°

Antioch mint (per Göbl), struck during solo reign (260-268 A.D.), in 267 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate draped cuirassed bust right.

Rev: AETERNITAS AVG, Saturn standing right, holding scepter, PXV in exergue.

The exergue marking indicates the tribunician year 267 A.D.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1
Stkp
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Gallienus (Publius Licinius Egnatius Gallienus) (253-268 A.D.)34 viewsSRCV 10171 var, RIC V S-628, Göbl 1628c, Van Meter 13/3.

BI Antoninianus (fully silvered), 3.80 g., 22.20 mm. max., 180°

Antioch mint, struck during sole reign (260-268 A.D.), in 268 A.D.

Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate cuirassed draped bust right.

Rev: AETERNITAS AVG, She-wolf standing right, suckling the twins (Romulus and Remus), palm branch in exurgue.

RIC rarity C, Van Meter VB1.
1 commentsStkp
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Gallienus - Antoninianus48 viewsAntioch Mint
GALLIENVS AVG
Draped and radiate bust right
AETETNITAS AVG (sic) for AETERNITAS AVG
She wolf and twins to right - no palm at exergue
4,20 gr, full silvered

Ref: unpublished with this error
Other exemplar known: 1 (same dies)
4 commentsbyzancia
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Gallienus AETERNITAS AVG30 viewsGALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head left

R/ AETERNITAS AVG // palm
She-wolf right, suckling Romulus and Remus

Antoninianus struck 260-268

RIC. Cohen.47

well centred
gb29400
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GALLIENUS AR antoninianus - 267 AD (sole reign)23 viewsobv: GALLIENVS AVG (radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right)
rev: AETERNITAS AVG (Saturn standing right holding scythe), PXV in ex.
ref: RIC Vi 606, RSC.44 (PXV = short for TR P XV)
mint: Antioch
1.92gms, 20mm, billon

Saturn, under the form of a man with a beard, veiled, and wearing the toga, who standing holds the harpa in his left hand, appears on coins of Valerianus and of Gallienus, as a symbol of Eternity. HARPA (scythe) is one of the symbols of Saturn who, according to a horrid myth, used it to mutilate (castrate) his father, Uranus. (See the famous paint of Giorgio Vasari: The Mutiliation of Uranus by Saturn).
While Cronus was considered a cruel and tempestuous deity to the Greeks, his nature under Roman influence became more innocuous, with his association with the Golden Age eventually causing him to become the god of "human time", and celebrated him in Saturnalias.
berserker
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Gallienus BI Antoninianus, Asia mint, 267 AD21 viewsRoman Imperial, Gallienus BI Antoninianus, Asia mint, (267 AD), 3.9g, 21.53mm

Obverse: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate, draped & cuirassed bust right.

Reverse: AETERNITAS AVG, Saturn standing right holding scythe, PXV (short for TR P XV) in ex.

Reference: Cohen 44. RIC V-1 (S) 606.

Ex: ECIN
Gil-galad
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Gallienus BI Antoninianus. Antioch, AD 264-265.12 viewsObv. GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev. AETERNITAS AVG, she-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; below, grain ear.
References: RIC V 628; MIR 36, 1628d; RSC 46c.
2.55g, 22mm, 10h.
Canaan
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Gallienus RIC V-1 160 19 viewsObv: GALLIENVS AVG
radiate bust right
Rev: AETERNITAS AVG
Sol, radiate, standing left with
raised hand & holding globe, G to left
18mm 2gm
OWL365
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Gallienus, 253 - 268 AD24 viewsObv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Gallienus facing right.

Rev: AETERNITAS AVG, Saturn standing right, holding a scythe; PXV (= TRP XV) in exergue.

Billon Antoninianus, Antioch mint, 267 AD

4 grams, 21.6 mm, 0°

RIC Vi 606 (var.), RSC 44, S10170, VM 13/2
SPQR Coins
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Gallienus, AD 253-268 4 viewsBillon Antoninianus, 22mm, 3.4g, 6h; Rome mint.
Obv.: GALLIENVS AVG; Radiate bust right.
Rev.: AETERNITAS AVG; Sol standing left raising right hand and holding globe; Γ in left field.
Reference: RIC Va 160, p. 144
From the YOC Collection
John Anthony
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Gallienus, Antoninianus78 viewsAntioch mint, AD 265-266
GALLIENVS AVG radiate head left
AETERNITAS AVG she wolf standing right, suckling twins Romulus and Remus. Branch at exergue
3,9 gr, 20 mm
Ref : RIC V-1 # 628, Göbl # 1628a
2 commentsPotator II
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Gallienus, RIC V(1)-160.K Rome16 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Rome mint, 260-268
20mm, 2.43g
RIC V(1)-160, RSCv.4-38b

Obverse:
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right.

Reverse:
AETERNITAS AVG
Γ in left field
Sol standing left, holding globe.
rubadub
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Gallienus, RIC V(1)-160.K Rome20 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Rome mint, 260-268
19mm, 3.36g
RIC V(1)-160, RSCv.4-38b

Obverse:
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate head right.

Reverse:
AETERNITAS AVG
Γ in left field
Sol standing left, holding globe.
rubadub
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Gallienus, RIC V(1)-628.C Asian (Antioch)22 viewsBillon Antoninianus
Antioch mint, 260-268 A.D.
23mm, 4.15g
RIC V(1)-628, RSCv.4-46a

Obverse:
GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right.

Reverse:
AETERNITAS AVG
branch in exergue
She-wolf suckling Romulus and Remus.
1 commentsrubadub
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Gallienus, Roma mint, R/ AETERNITAS AVG (Braithwell hoard)26 viewsGallieno (253-268 d.C.). Impero centrale, antoniniano. Zecca di Roma
AE, 1.01 gr., mm.17,0; fessura evidente, altrimenti MB+ (F+)
D/ GAL[LIEN]VS AVG, busto radiato a dx
R/ AETERNITAS AVG, gamma nel campo; Gallieno stante a sin. regge un globo e una lancia
RIC 160; Braithwell Report #22 (4 esemplari nell' hoard)
Provenienza: collezione Berardengo, Roma Italia (21 aprile 2008, numero catalogo 45), ex Antony Wilson collection (Yorkcoins, London-New York, 2007), ex CNG auction 176 (London, 2007, nel lotto 338), ex Braithwell hoard (Braithwell, South Yorkshire Uk, 2002).
paolo
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Gallienus, Wolf & Twins81 viewsO: GALLIENVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
R: AETERNITAS AVG
She wolf suckling Romulus and Remes

RIC V-1 Sole Reign, Asian Mint 628; Gobl 1628a
Ant; 4.18g; 22mm

1 commentsarizonarobin
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Gordianus III., AR-Antoninianus11 viewsGordiansu III., AR-Antoninianus, 238-244: 5.37 g (!);
about EF, broad flan.

Nothing special, but note the broad flan and the heavy weight!
helcaraxe
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HADRIAN40 viewsAR denarius. 119-122 AD. 3,42 grs. Laureate bust right with slight drapery on left shoulder. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG / Aeternitas standing left holding heads of sun and moon. PM TR P COS III.
RIC 81. C 1114.
benito
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HADRIAN27 viewsAR denarius. 119-122 AD. 3,42 grs. Laureate bust right with slight drapery on left shoulder. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG / Aeternitas standing left holding heads of sun and moon. PM TR P COS III.
RIC 81. C 1114.
benito
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Hadrian - AR denarius6 viewsRome
119-122 AD
laureate bust right, draped left shoulder
IMP CAESAR TRAIAN__HADRIANVS AVG
Aeternitas standing left, holding heads of Sol and Luna
P M TR P__COS III
RIC 81b, RSC 1114
ex Lucernae
Johny SYSEL
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Hadrian denarius167 viewsIMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laur. bust of Hadrian right with light drapery on far shoulder

AET AVG (in field) P M TR P COS DES III
Aeternitas standing left holding heads of Sol and Luna

Rome 135 AD

3.39g

Rare
Sear 3458
Ric 48

Ex-ancient Caesar

SOLD April 2017
4 commentsJay GT4
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HADRIAN Denarius, RIC 115, Aeternitas14 viewsOBV: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate head right, draped left shoulder
REV: P M TR P COS III, Aeternitas standing front, head left, holding the heads of the sun and moon.
3.0g, 18mm

Minted at Rome, 119-22 AD
Legatus
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Hadrian RIC II, 8176 viewsHadrian AD 117-138
AR- Denar, 3.33g, 17mm
Rome AD 119-122
obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
heroic bust, laureate, drapery on l. shoulder, r.
rev. PM TRP - COS III
Aeternitas, draped, standing facing, head l., holding head of Sol in raised r.
and head of Luna in raised l. hand
RIC II, 81; C.1114; BMCR 162
abourt EF

AETERNITAS, personification of eternity, holds Sol and Luna as symbols of eternity too.
4 commentsJochen
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Hadrian, 117 - 138 AD28 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, laureate bust of Hadrian facing right with drapery on the far shoulder.

Rev: PM TRP COS DES III, AET - AVG across field, Aeternitas standing front, head turned left, holding up the heads of Sun and Moon in her outstretched hands.

Silver Denarius, Rome mint, 118 AD

3.5 grams, 19 mm, 180°

RIC II 48, RSC 129, S3458, VM 45/1
2 commentsSPQR Coins
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Hadrian, AR Denarius6 viewsAD 117-138
3.38 grams
Obv.: IMP. CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG, his laureate head rt., draped on far shoulder
Rev.: P.M. TR.P. COS. II, Aeternitas standing front, head lt., holdng the heads of the sun and the moon, AET. - AVG.
RIC 38: RSC 128
This coin was purchased from Heritage Auctions
NGC Ch XF Strike: 4/5 Surface: 5/5
Richard M10
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Hadrianus denarius95 viewsP M TR P COS III5 commentsTibsi
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II - GALLIENUS -a- Antoninian - ANTIOCHIA - GOEBL 1628i6 viewsAv) GALLIENVS AVG
Radiated, draped bust right

Rv) AETERNITAS AVG
Exergue.: branch
Lupa Romana standing right

Weight: 3.74 grams; Ø: 23.12 mm; Reference: GOEBL: 1628i

sulcipius
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III-HADRIANUS -a- Denar RIC II/03866 viewsAv) IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust with drapea on left shoulder right

Rv) PM TRP COS II
Field: AET AVG
Aeternitas standing left, holding the heads of SUN and MOON

Weight: 3,3g; Ø: 20mm; Reference: RIC II/38; ROME mint, struck:118
1 commentssulcipius
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Imitation Hadrian Dupondius Roma 119-21 AD Aeternitas standing27 viewsReference.
RIC ;

Obv. IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG
Laureate bust right, drapery on left shoulder.

Rev. AETERNITAS AVG in field S-C
Aeternitas standing facing holding busts of the Sol and Luna

11.50 gr
25 mm

Topic.http://www.forumancientcoins.com/board/index.php?topic=102127.0
okidoki
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Maxentius53 viewsfr: IMP C MAXENTIUS PF AUG
re: AETERNITAS AUG N
ex: MOSTQ
pax
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Maxentius6 viewsAeternitas Avg
Ric Ostia 14
antvwala
00365-Maxentius.JPG
Maxentius28 viewsMaxentius Follis
25 mm 7.00 gm
O: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG
Laureate bust right
R: AETERNITAS AVG N
The Dioscuri standing facing each other, each with star above, nude but chlamys hanging from shoulder, leaning on sceptres & holding horses by bridles, she-wolf & twins between them, MOSTA in ex
1 commentsKoffy
Maxentius_RIC_VI_Ostia_14.jpg
Maxentius34 viewsAE (7,14g - 26mm)
obv. IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG
laureate head right
rev. AETERNITAS AVG N, the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux standing facing each other, each holding sceptre and holding a horse by the bridle
in exergue. MOSTS
mint Ostia
Struck 309 AD
RIC VI Ostia 14
Holger G
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Maxentius 306-312 CE, Ostia mint, Æ 22mm x 26 mm, 6.41 gm., Follis19 viewsMaxentius 306-312 CE, Ostia mint, Æ 22mm x 26 mm, 6.41 gm., Follis

Obverse: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right

Reverse: AETERNITAS AVG N, Castor and Pollux (The Dioscuri) standing facing one another, holding horses to center & spears to outside, MOSTΓ in ex.

Reference: S3776, RIC 35 of Ostia.
1 commentsDaniel Friedman
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MAXENTIUS AE follis - 312 AD18 viewsobv:IMP.C.MAXENTIVS.PF.AVG (laureate head right)
rev:AETER-NITAS.-AVG.N (Castor and Pollux - the Dioscuri facing one another, holding horses to center & spears to outside) / MOSTS in ex.
ref:RIC VI-Ostia35, C.10, Sear 3776, Van Meter 15
6.41gms, 25mm
berserker
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Maxentius Follis20 viewsMaxentius Æ Follis.
Obv: IMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, laureate head right
Rev: AETERNITAS AVG N, Castor and Pollux facing one another, holding horses to center & spears to outside, MOSTS in ex.

RIC 35 of Ostia.
Tanit
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Maxentius, 306 - 312 AD19 viewsObv: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, laureate head of Maxentius facing right.

Rev: AETERNITAS AVG N, Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, standing facing each other, each holding a horse by the bridle; MOSTQ in exergue.

Billon Follis, Ostia mint, 309 - 312 AD

7.1 grams, 24 mm, 180°

RIC VI 35, S14975, VM 14
1 commentsSPQR Coins
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Maxentius, 306-312 AD. AE Follis, Ostia, AD 309. R1 Rare8 viewsIMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, laureate head right /
AETERNITAS AVG N, the Dioscuri Castor and Pollux, each with a star above their caps, naked but for chlamys hanging from shoulder, standing facing each other, each leaning on sceptre and holding horse's bridle; she-wolf with twins between them.
Mintmark: MOSTΓ
RIC VI Ostia 16; Cohen 10.
25mm.,6.36g., _4600E
Antonivs Protti
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Maxentius, AE Follis.49 viewsIMP C MAXENTIVS P F AVG, Laureate head right

AETERNITAS AVG N, the Dioscuri facing one another, nude but for chalmys hanging off shoulder, holding horses to center & spears to outside.

MOSTP (Prima Officina.)
RIC 35 of Ostia.


Very strong double strike on both sides, particularly the reverse.

ex-Martin Griffiths collection.

3 commentsGaiusCaligula
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Maxentius, BI Nummus, Ostia Mint6 viewsAD 306-312
6.57 grams
Obv.: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG, Laur. hd. r.
Rev.: AETERNITAS AVG N, The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, stg., facing each other, each holding his bridled horse and resting on his scepter, mint mark M OST followed by officina mark S
As best I can determine this is a RIC VI #35 (A very common variety)
Purchased on eBay
NGC AU*: Strike 5/5: Surface 5/5
Richard M10
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MAXENTIVS33 viewsIMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG
AETERNITAS AVG N / MOSTP
mint: Ostia
follis
309 AD
1 commentsfrederic
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MPR 500 AEQVITI SERIES13 viewsOBVERSE: PROBVS P F AVG
REVERSE: AETERNITAS AVG
BUST TYPE: B (BASTIEN'S CLASSIFICATION)
FIELD / EXERGUE MARKS: --//RIZ
WEIGHT 4.18g / AXIS: 12h / WIDTH: 21mm
RIC: 168
J.GUILLEMAIN, MONETAZIONE DI PROBO A ROMA (276-282 d.C.), 2009: 500 (41 EX.)
COLLECTION NO. 195
NOTE: THIS COIN IS PART OF CODED AEQVITI SERIES ("I")
Barnaba6
RIC_58.jpg
Philip Arab34 viewsAv. IMP PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. AETERNITAS AVGG
Elephant walking left, with driver
RIC 58, 3,51g , Rom
Priscus
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Philip Arab16 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. AETERNITAS AVGG
Elephant walking left, with Driver -SC-
RIC 167c, Rom, 11,06g 25mm, Dupondius
Priscus
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Philip I Antoninianus RIC IV 5817 viewsObv: IMP PHILIPVS AVG
radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rev: AETERNITAS AVGG
elephant advancing left, bearing mahout holding goad and wand
21mm 4.3gm
OWL365
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Philip I - AETERNITAS104 viewsIMP PHILIPPVS AVG
AETERNITAS AVGG
RIC 58, C 17
Rome, 247-249 AD
5 commentswhitetd49
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PHILIP I Sestertius, RIC 161a, Elephant17 viewsOBV: IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right
REV: AETERNITAS AVGG, elephant and driver walking left, SC in ex.
28mm, 20.6g

Minted at Rome, 247-8 AD
Legatus
42961_250-40269-1pl2-roem.jpg
Philip I the Arab, antoninianus, 24917 viewsIMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG
AETERNITAS AVG
1 commentsWesly V
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Philip I.63 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
Rv. AETERNITAS AVGG
Elephant walking left, with driver
RIC - Bland - Òvàri 11A, 4,24g , Antiochia, RRR
1 commentsPriscus
RIC_-_Bland19.jpg
Philip I.30 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. AETERNITAS AVGG
Elephant walking left, with driver
RIC - Bland 19 Òvàri 10A, 4,24g , Antiochia, R
Priscus
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Philip I.20 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
laureate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. AETERNITAS AVGG -SC-
elephant walking l. ridden by mahout
RIC 167b 9,53g 24mm (As)
Priscus
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Philip II.24 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right, seen from front
Rv. AETERNITAS AVGG
Elephant walking left, with driver
RIC - Bland 67 Òvàri 11B, 4,34g , Antiochia, R
Priscus
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Philip II.16 viewsAv. IMP MIVL PHILIPPVS AVG
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. AETERNITAS AVGG
Elephant walking left, with driver
RIC - Bland 19 Òvàri 10B, 2,97g , Antiochia, R
Priscus
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Philip II.5 viewsAv. MIVL PHILIPPVS CAES
Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right
Rv. AETERNITAS AVGG
Elephant walking left, with driver
RIC - , 3,84g , Imitation and Hybrid ( Collection PRISCUS HYRIC246A(b))
Priscus
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Philip the Arab AE Sestertius34 viewsPhilip I AE Sestertius,
18.69 grams.
29 mm.

Philip I Æ sestertius. IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, laureate and draped bust right / AETERNITAS AVGG, elephant and driver walking left, SC in ex. RIC 167a, Cohen 18.
Antonio Protti
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Philippus I, Antoninianus22 viewsMint of Rome.
IMP PHILIPPVS AVG - Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right.
AETERNITAS AVGG - Elephant advancing left, driver holding goad and wand.
4,22gr
247-249AD

Ref: RIC 58 - Cohen 17
byzancia
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Probus 46 viewsProbus Antoninians
21 mm 4.02 gm
O: PROBVS P F AVG
Radiate and cuirassed bust right
R: AETERNITAS AVG
Sol standing facing, head turned left, raising right hand, holding globe in left
4 commentsKoffy
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Probus, AE Antoninianus, RIC V, II 168 Rome, Scarce5 viewsProbus
Augustus, 276 - 282 A.D.

Coin: AE Antoninianus

Obverse: PROBV-S P F AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust facing right. Seen from the front.
Reverse: AETER-N-ITAS AVG, Sol, standing, facing left, holding the Globe with his left hand and raising his right in Blessing.

Weight: 3.78 g, Diameter: 21.8 x 23 x 1.7 mm, Die axis: 200°, Mintmark: RIZ (Rome), struck in 280 A.D. Reference:
RIC V, II 168 Rome, Rated Scarce
Masis
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RIC 0065A Vespasianus37 viewsObv: IMP CAESAR VESPASIANVS AVG P M TR P P P COS III, laureate head right
Rev: AETERNITAS P R / S C (in exergue), Victory advancin right with palm, offering Palladiun to Vespasian, standing left with spear.
AE/Sestertius (35,27 mm 25,59 g 6h) Struck in Rome 71 A.D. (1st issue)
Unpublished; same reverse die as RIC 32.
ex Artemide Auction L Lot 369
4 commentsFlaviusDomitianus
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RIC 09126 viewsDenarius, 103-111
Obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P
Laur. r., dr.
Rev: COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC – AET AVG accross field.
Aeternitas standing l., holding heads representing sun and moon.
20mm, 3.42g
1 commentsklausklage
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RIC 1696 (Marcus Aurelius)15 viewsObv: DIVA FAVSTINA PIA
Bust r., dr., hair waved.
Rev: AETERNITAS - SC
Aeternitas, veiled, seated l. holding globe surmounted by phoenix and sceptre.
32mm, 23.86g
1 commentsklausklage
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RIC 3, p.070, 348b - Faustina I, Fortuna 40 viewsFaustina Senior
Denarius after 141
Obv.: DIVA FAVSTINA, veiled bust right
Rev.: AETERNITAS, Fortuna standing left, holding globe and rudder
Ag, 3.43g, 18.6mm
Ref.: RIC 348b, C 6, RCV 4577, CRE 97 [R]
1 commentsshanxi
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RIC 5a, p.184, 606 - Gallienus, Saturn27 viewsGallienus
Billon-Antoninian, Antiochia
Obv.: GALLIENVS AVG, Radiate and cuirassed bust right
Rev.: AETERNITAS AVG, Saturn standing l., holding harpa; PXV.
Billon, 3.07g, 19.2mm
Ref.: Kamp. 90.41.2, RIC 606, Göbl 1662k
Ex Dionysos Numismatik
1 commentsshanxi
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Roman Empire / Trajan AR Denarius - Aeternitas52 viewsObv., : obv: IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P Laureate bust right
Rev., : COS V P P SPQR OPTIMO PRINC. Aeternitas standing , head left holding the head of Sol in her right hand and the head of Luna in her left hand AET AVG.


aXF , 3,37 Grs., 20 Mm.RIC 91

Over cleaned.

From the Sam Mansourati Collection.
2 commentsSam
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Roman Empire, Faustina Junior, Sestertius of AD 161, RIC (M.Aurelius) unlisted 151 viewsÆ Sestertius (25.86g, Ø33mm, 12h). Rome mint. Struck AD 161.
Obv.: FAVSTINA AVGVSTA, draped bust of Fautina Junior facing right.
Rev.: FECVND AVGVSTA (around) S C (in field), Fecunditas standing left, holding a child in her arms, two more standing left and right of her raising their right hands.
RIC (Aurelius) unlisted, legend corresponds to RIC 1635 and the representation to RIC 1649
ex Aeternitas Coins & Antiquities (via VCoins)

This type refers to the growing family of Marcus Aurelius and Faustina Jr. The three girls represent the three surviving children (of a total of 7 born) around end of 159 to early 160: Annia Galeria Aurelia Faustina (age 14), Lucilla (12) and Fadilla (1).

Additional information provided by Curtis Clay (19 july 2012): "This type commemorating the birth of a third survivng daughter usually has the legend IVNONI LVCINAE, whereas the type FECVND AVGVSTAE commemorates the birth of the next daughter about a year or so later and shows Fecunditas/Faustina holding two children in her arms while two more stand at her feet.

Strack 1335 knew a sestertius like yours in only one specimen, in Naples, but unfortunately does not illustrate the coin.

The Naples collection was stolen in 1977. Your coin is of nice quality, and has an old-collection look, lightly cleaned on the reverse. I would not be at all surprised if it is the actual Naples coin! ..."
Charles S
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Faustina Senior, AE Sestertius16 viewsSesterce de Faustine Mère. Poids: 26,74g. Diamètre: 33,5mm. RIC 1112.
Avers: DIVA FAVSTINA. Buste à droite de Faustine
Revers: AETERNITAS. Faustine tenant un sceptre, assise à droite dans un chariot tracté par deux éléphants avec leurs cornacs.
Kenobi O
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Faustina Senior, AR Denarius22 viewsOptimus
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Faustina Senior, AR Denarius15 viewsAnnia Galeria Faustina, AD 100-140, wife of Antoninus Pius.
Obverse: DIVA FAVSTINA, draped bust right.
Reverse: AETERNITAS, Aeternitas, Providentia, or Urania standing front holding globe, veil blowing out around head.
RIC 351
ggergo
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Faustina Sr. Posthumous Denarius, Rome67 viewsobv: DIVA AVG FAVSTINA. Draped bust right.
rev: AETERNITIS. Aeternitas standing left, holding globe and scepter.
Struck after 143 A.D. by Antoninus Pius
RIC 350a
RSC 34a
Jericho
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Faustina Sr., Rome - RIC III 115558 viewsFaustina Sr. As
obv: DIVA FAVSTINA. Draped bust right
rev: AETERNITAS S C. Juno standing left, raisinig hand and holding sceptre
Struck by Antoninus Pius 141-145 A.D. at Rome
RIC III 1155
Jericho
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Roman Empire, Gallienus - Antoninianus167 viewsAntioch Mint
GALLIENVS AVG
Draped and radiate bust right
AETETNITAS AVG (sic) for AETERNITAS AVG
She wolf and twins to right - no palm at exergue
4,20 gr, full silvered

Ref: unpublished with this error
Other exemplar known: ?
If you are another example or any information please contact me
byzancia
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus Aeternitas AVG194 viewsGallienus, 253-268 A.D., Rome.(?)
OBV:GALLIENVS AVG, radiate head right.
REV:AETERNITAS AVG, Sol, radiate, standing left with raised hand & holding globe.
1 commentsancientcoins
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 264-265 AD25 viewsGALLIENUS (253-268). Antoninianus. Antioch.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG.Radiate head left.
Rev: AETERNITAS AVG. Wolf standing right, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, palm branch in exergue.
MIR 1628a.
2.5 g. 22 mm. Pecunem 10 lot 659
chance v
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Gallienus, AE Antoninianus, 264-265 AD39 viewsGallienus BI Antoninianus. Antioch, AD 264-265.
Obv: GALLIENVS AVG, radiate and cuirassed bust right.
Rev: AETERNITAS AVG, she-wolf standing right, head left, suckling the twins Romulus and Remus; below, grain ear.
RIC V 628; MIR 36, 1628d; RSC 46c. 3.80g, 22mm, 10h.
Roma Numismatics esale 3 lot 722
1 commentschance v
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Hadrian, AE Dupondius17 viewsDupondius d'Hadrien. RIC 597c.
Avers: IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG P M TR P COS III. Tête radiée d’Hadrien à droite.
Revers: AETERNITAS AVGVSTI SC. Aeternitas (L'Eternité) debout de face tournée à gauche, les mains étendues, tenant un buste de Sol et de Luna .
Kenobi O
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Roman Empire, Maxentius 306-312, AE Follis8 views5.85g, 24mm
Laureate head of Maxentius right "IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG"
Dioscouri standing, facing eachother, each with a horse and scepter. "AETERNITAS AVGN" "MOSTP"
Ref.: RIC VI 35
Ostia mint

Antonivs Protti
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ROMAN EMPIRE, Maxentius Follis85 viewsMaxentius AE or silvered follis 307-312 A.D. Obverse: IMP C MAXENTIVS PF AVG; Laureate head of Maxentius right. Reverse: AETERNITAS AVG N, in exergue MOSTP; The Dioscuri, Castor and Pollux, standing facing each other, each holding a bridled horse and scepter. 24-25 mm. Mint: Ostia. RIC VI 35.James A2
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ROMAN EMPIRE, TITUS, RIC-II 12336 viewsAE As. 27.1mm. 9.45g.
Die Alignment: 190 degrees.
Rome Mint. 80-81 A.D.
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG PM TR P COS VIII - Laureate bust left.
Rev: AETERNIT AVGVST S-C - Aeternitas, draped, standing right, left foot on globe, holding vertical sceptre in right hand and cornucopiae in left. SC in fields.
Ref: RIC-II 123. BMC 207/208. C12.
Notes: Thank you to Jochen for attributing this coin.
1 commentsseraphic
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Roman Empire: Lucius Verus, 161 - 169 AD26 viewsAR denarius, 3,51gr, 18,7mm;
mint: Rome, date: 166 AD, axis: 13h;
RIC III, 548;
obv.: laureate bust, right, w/1 loop and 2 ribbons,; long curly beard, mustache, curly short hair; legend: LVERUS AVG ARM PARTH MAX; dotted border 6 - 10;
rev: Parthian captive, seated right, hands tied behind back, at feet quiver, bow, and weapons; exergual line; legend: TR P VI IMP III COS II; dotted border 2 - 10;

ex: Aeternitas Numismatics, ESP.
Schatz
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Rome 16832 viewsAntoninianus
PROBVS PF AVG
Radiate, cuirassed bust right
AETERNITAS AVG
Sol standing left holding globe
Rome, -/-//RIZ
RIC 168
mauseus
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Sestertius; AETERNITAS S C, RIC 110314 viewsFaustina Sr., Commemorative. Æ Sestertius. 23.2g, 30mm. Rev. AETERNITAS S C, Aeternitas seated left holding phoenix on globe and sceptre. RIC 1103.Podiceps
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Tetricus I7 viewsAE-Aureus-Offstrike
IMP TETRICVS P F AVG; Laureate bust right.
AETERNITAS AVGG; Aternitas standing left, holding globe with phoenix, her left hand holds the train of her dress.
Ex:-
Trier
RIC -, Schulte - (cf. 72, IMP C TETRICVS P F AVG), de Witte -; Cohen -; Elmer - (cf. 835); Sondermann 8.3.
Note:
- Ex Blackmoor Hoard 19862A (Coin Hoards from Roman Britain Volume III, this specimen). The hoard was discovered on 30th October 1873 during trenching operations on the estate of Lord Selborne at Blackmoor, about six miles south east of Alton in Hampshire. The hoard contained 28.802 coins from Gordianus III. - Constantius I.
- Ex Roundell Palmer, 1st Earl of Selborne, collection. Wikipedia
- Numismatic Chronicle 2nd series, vol. XVll (1877), pp 90-156, number 22 (this specimen)
- H. Gilljam, AETERNITAS AVGG, Ein neuer Aureus für Tetricus I, NNB 4 1982 (this specimen)
- H. Gilljam, AETERNITAS AVGG - Ein Nachtrag, NNB 8 1985 (this specimen)
- S. Sondermann, Neue Aurei, Quinare und Abschlaege der Gallischen Kaiser, Bonn 2010, Kat.-Nr. 8.3 (this specimen).
Julianus of Pannonia
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Titus Aeternitas21 viewsTitus AE As, Rome, 80 - 81 AD, 28mm, 8.5g
OBV: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII
REV: AETERNIT AVGVST S - C Aeternitas standing r., l. foot on globe, holding scepter and cornucopia.
RIC 220 (R), BMCRE 208
Romanorvm
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Titus RIC-22070 viewsÆ As, 9.10g
Rome mint, 80-81 AD
Obv: IMP T CAES VESP AVG P M TR P COS VIII; Head of Titus, laureate, bearded, l.
Rev: AETERNIT AVGVST; S C in field; Aeternitas stg. r., l. foot on globe, with sceptre and cornucopiae
RIC 220 (R). BMC p. 266 note. BNC 212.
Acquired from eBay, June 2019.

Aeternitas, the personification of eternity, as a coin type was first introduced during the reign of Vespasian and would be periodically struck until the 4th century. This As featuring Aeternitas was struck during Titus' second and largest bronze issue in 80-81. Mattingly in BMCRE II speculates the type here refers to the consecration of Vespasian - 'Aeternitas holds sceptre and cornucopiae, the attributes of majesty and prosperity, while the globe under her foot shows that the application is world-wide. Stress is laid more on the great future than on the great past of the Flavian line.' A most fitting interpretation for a coin that declares 'The eternity of the Augustus'.

Honest wear with greenish-brown patina.
3 commentsDavid Atherton
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Trajan Denarius - Aeternitas (RIC II 91)55 viewsAR Denarius
Rome 103-112AD
3.09g

Obv: Laureate heroic bust of Trajan (R), draped far shoulder.
IMP TRAIANO AUG GER DAC PM TRP

Rev: AETERNITAS (Eternity) standing veiled, holding the SUN and the MOON in her hands. AET-AUG in exergue.
COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC


RIC II 91 RSC ?
1 commentsKained but Able
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Trajan Provincial122 viewsTrajan 98-117 AD. AR Drachm. Bostra Mint. 112-117 AD (COS VI). (3.3g, 15mm) Obv: (AVTOKP KAI)C NER TRAIANO APICTW CEB GERM DAK, Laureate, draped and cuirassed bust to right. Rev: DHMARC EX UPATO V, Bactrian (two-humped) camel advancing left.
SNGANS 1159

Ex: Aeternitas Numismatics
6 commentsPaddy
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Trebonianus Gallus Silver RIC 30 Rome, 235 C.E.27 viewsObverse - IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, RADIATE BUST RIGHT.
Reverse - AETERNITAS AVGG, Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe and hem of skirt.
RIC 30, RSC 13. Rome 24mm diam., 3.7 g
NORMAN K
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Trebonianus Gallus, (251 - 253 A.D.)51 viewsAR Antoninianus
O: IMP CAE C VIB TREB GALLVS AVG, radiate draped bust right.
R: AETERNITAS AVGG, Aeternitas standing left, holding phoenix on globe and hem of robe.
Rome Mint 253 A.D.
4.2g
22mm
RIC 30; RSC 13
3 commentsMat
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WOLF330 viewsGallienus AD 253-268 Asian mint Ant
S 2942, Van Meter 13/3, RIC 628, Cohen 46, 3.43 grams 21.70 mm
Radiate draped bust right with legend GALLIENUS AVG
She-wolf standing right looking back suckling Romulus and Remus with legend AETERNITAS AVG
Palm-branch in exergue
WCNC April 05 £47
2 commentsmickdale
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[1114a] Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.58 viewsSilvered antoninianus, RIC V 197 var (pellet in exergue), aEF, 3.880g, 21.1mm, 0o, Antioch mint, 268 - 270 A.D.; Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate, draped and cuirassed bust right; Reverse: AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing left, scales in right, cornucopia in left, • in exergue; full silvering, bold strike, excellent centering and eastern style, rare this nice; rare variety. Ex FORVM.


De Imperatoribus Romanis
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors

Claudius II Gothicus (268-270)

Richard D. Weigel
Western Kentucky University

M. Aurelius Claudius, known to history as Claudius Gothicus or Claudius II, was born in either Dalmatia or Illyria on May 10, probably in A.D. 213 or 214. Although the most substantive source on Claudius is the biography in the Scriptores Historiae Augustae (SHA), this account is riddled with fabrications and slanted with fawning praise for this particular emperor, who in the fourth century was viewed as an ancestor of Constantine's father and thus of the ruling imperial family. This biography, attributed to one Trebellius Pollio, must be read with extreme caution and supplemented with information from other sources, including Aurelius Victor, the Epitome de Caesaribus, Eutropius, Orosius, Zonaras, and Zosimus, as well as coins and inscriptions.

The SHA account describes Claudius as being tall, with fiery eyes, and so strong that he could knock out the teeth of man or beast with one punch. It also says that Trajan Decius rewarded him after Claudius demonstrated his strength while wrestling another soldier in the Campus Martius. The SHA author suggests that Claudius may have been descended from the Trojan King Ilus and even from Dardanus, son of Zeus and ancestor of the Trojan royal family, but these suggestions are very likely fabricated to further ennoble Claudius and his putative descendants, the family of Constantine. The SHA biography also includes false letters attributed to the emperors Trajan Decius, Valerian, and Gallienus, all attesting to their high opinions of Claudius. Reference is made in these letters to Claudius' service as tribune in an otherwise unattested legion V Martialis and also as general in command of Illyria, but these positions may also be fictitious. One can assume that Claudius had served for some time in the army, at least under Gallienus and perhaps also under several earlier emperors.

There is some evidence that Claudius was wounded in Gallienus' campaign to put down the revolt of Ingenuus and that he later served with Aureolus under Gallienus in the war with Postumus. By 268, when Gallienus took his troops into Italy to put down Aureolus' revolt, Claudius had emerged as heir-apparent to Gallienus and may also have been involved in the plot to assassinate the emperor. Aurelius Victor says that when Gallienus was killed by his own troops besieging Aureolus in Milan, Claudius as tribune was commanding the soldiers stationed at Ticinum, some twenty miles to the south, and that prior to dying Gallienus designated Claudius as his heir. Victor goes on to claim that after succeeding to the purple Claudius forced the Senate to deify Gallienus. The SHA account states that the soldiers mutinied after Gallienus' death and had to be quieted with a donative of twenty aurei each before settling down and accepting their new emperor. Once in power, Claudius quickly dealt with Aureolus, who surrendered and was killed almost immediately. The new emperor also demanded clemency for the supporters of Gallienus.

The story of Gallienus' deathbed selection of his successor is doubtful at best and is very likely an attempt to deflect blame for the assassination plot from Claudius. The suggestion that the new emperor pressured the Senate to deify Gallienus is more difficult to assess. It is true that securing divine status for one's predecessor is generally seen as a pious act (e.g. Antoninus Pius requesting deification of Hadrian) that reflects positively on the initiator and the story, recorded only in Aurelius Victor, could just be a fabrication used to build up Claudius' moral reputation. What is difficult to penetrate is the biased condemnation of Gallienus that particularly dominates the Latin sources. They make it hard to see why anyone would want to deify Gallienus and so the story seems out of place. However, deification of a predecessor could also be interpreted as the expected thing to do and the act could have fostered legitimacy of the new emperor and gained support from those who were still loyal to Gallienus so it may well have taken place.

The first major challenge facing the new emperor was that of the Alemanni, who had invaded Raetia and Italy. After an early defeat, Claudius replaced some irresponsible officers and soldiers, designated Aurelian as cavalry commander, and led the army to a decisive victory over the Alemanni. This victory earned Claudius the title of Germanicus Maximus and several of his coin-types appear to refer to victory over the Germans.

In 269 Claudius served as consul with Paternus. This year would also feature his major campaign against the Goths. There are indications that Spain separated itself from the Gallo-Roman Empire of Postumus and Tetricus and recognized Claudius, at least nominally, as emperor. In addition, rebellion within Gaul itself demonstrated the weakening of this independent state, although Claudius avoided engagement at Augustodunum and chose only to send a small force to protect Narbonese Gaul. While Claudius concentrated on protecting Roman territory against the Alemanni and Goths, Zenobia extended her Palmyrene Empire by taking Antioch, parts of Asia Minor, and most of Egypt. Although Eusebius and Sulpicius Severus portray the period between the reign of Valerian and that of Diocletian as a peaceful pause in the persecution of Christians, the Acts of the Martyrs does list some individuals allegedly martyred during Claudius II's reign.

The coins issued by Claudius II provide some limited insight into his reign. In addition to the standard "personified virtues" coins that are common with most emperors of the second and third centuries, Claudius struck coin-types proclaiming the security of the Empire (SECVRITAS PERPETVA and PAX AETERNA), the fidelity of the army (FIDES MILITVM), and military victories over the Germans and Goths (VICTORIA GERMAN and VICTORIAE GOTHIC). In addition, Claudius Gothicus' mints struck some other interesting and unusual coin-types. For example, Claudius is one of very few emperors who issued coins portraying the god Vulcan. These must have been limited issues because they are struck only by the Antioch mint and are very rare. The type shows Vulcan standing, with his special tools, the hammer and tongs, and features the unique inscription REGI ARTIS. A variant type with a similar image has been described as carrying another unique coin inscription, DEO CABIRO, and interpreted as depicting one of Vulcan's sons, the Cabiri, with the same tools. However, the existence of this variant type is doubtful. Although the reason for honoring Vulcan (and his sons?) with these coins is unclear, there may be a connection to the fact that the Cabiri were patron gods of Thessalonica who had protected that city against an attack by the Goths. Although a connection between Claudius Gothicus and the Cabiri as defenders against Gothic attacks is relatively attractive, it is weakened somewhat by the fact that Valerian and Gallienus had also issued coins with Vulcan in a temple so there may be some other reason for his reappearance on coins in this period.

Claudius II issued an unusual and scarce series of coins that features a pair of deities, who are presumably conservatores Augusti, on each reverse. The AETER AVG type depicts Apollo and Diana, who, as gods of the sun and moon, are associated with the concept of aeternitas. A type featuring Serapis and Isis is combined with a CONSER AVG inscription and one of Hercules and Minerva with one of CONSERVATORES AVG. Apollo and Diana are depicted with a SALVS AVG inscription, Aesculapius and Salus with one of SPES PVBLIC, and Vulcan and Minerva with VIRT AVG. The general message is that these deities will protect the future of the empire and the emperor.

Other unusual coin-types include MARS VLTOR, the god Augustus had honored with a temple for securing revenge for Caesar's assassination. This deity had appeared on Roman coins in the reigns of Galba and Severus Alexander. Claudius II also minted coins with rarely-seen NEPTVN AVG [see this reverse type in my collection] and SOL AVG types. The latter coin indicates some early interest in the god who would become so dominant a few years later on the coins of Aurelian, yet Claudius also used the INVICTVS AVG inscription that Gallienus had paired with an image of Sol with one of Hercules. ROMAE AETERNAE coin-types were fairly common in the mid-third century, but Claudius II issued an unusual variant type on an aureus that showed the goddess in her temple and echoed the SAECVLVM NOVVM images associated with Philip I. In addition, Claudius introduced a IOVI VICTORI reverse combined with the image normally paired with a IOVI STATORI inscription and a IOVI FVLGERAT reverse inscription, both of which had not been used by any of his predecessors. Andreas Alföldi suggested that Claudius' GENIVS SENATVS type signified improvement of the relationship between emperor and Senate following the senatorial hostility toward Gallienus.

Claudius Gothicus also produced coin-types with reverses of goddesses customarily found paired on coins with images of the Roman empresses. The deities portrayed include Ceres, Diana, Diana Lucifera, and Diana Victrix, Minerva, Venus, and the goddess naturally associated with the image of an empress, Juno Regina. One might suggest that Claudius issued these images because he had no empress with which to pair them, but an examination of other emperors' reigns during this period reveals that those emperors who did not issue coins bearing the empress' image also did not strike these particular goddess types. Although Ceres and Venus images are sometimes paired with an emperor's portrait, Diana Lucifera is rarely found on emperors' coins and Claudius II is the only emperor paired on coins with Juno Regina. In addition, Claudius was the first emperor to issue imperial coins that featured an isolated image of the exotic Egyptian goddess, Isis Faria.

Claudius II's short reign was vulnerable to internal as well as external attack. There may have been a revolt in 269-270 led by a Censorinus, although the date and even the existence of this usurper remain in doubt. The SHA includes him as the last of the "thirty tyrants" and lists a whole series of offices for him, including two consulships, but no other record exists to confirm such service. The SHA account states that he was proclaimed emperor by his soldiers, but soon afterwards killed by them because of his enforcement of strict discipline. His tomb is listed as being in Bologna, which may provide some idea of the location for the revolt. Henry Cohen dates the revolt to the beginning of the year 270, perhaps on the basis of a reference in the Epitome de Caesaribus, but suggests that coins attributed to Censorinus in earlier works may not exist.

The Gothic challenge in 269 proved to be the greatest that Claudius II would face. The Goths assembled a large invading force, reportedly amounting to 320,000 men transported on a fleet of at least 2,000 ships, and first attacked coastal cities along the Black Sea in Moesia. After passing into the Aegean the Goths besieged Thessalonica. At this point, in 269, Claudius left Rome to stop the invasion. The Goths then sent the larger segment of their troops on land toward the Danube, while the fleet took the remaining group to continue the naval attack on Aegean coastal cities. Claudius sent Aurelian's cavalry to Macedonia to protect Illyria from attack, while he commanded the forces blocking the route to the Danube. In the area of Doberus and Pelagonia, the Goths lost 3,000 men to Aurelian's cavalry. At Naissus in Moesia, Claudius' force succeeded in killing some 50,000 Goths. There were follow-up operations on both land and sea, but the Gothic War had essentially been won. Staving off the attacks of the Goths was a major contribution to the survival of the Roman Empire. It was a significant step leading to the subsequent success of Aurelian and the resurrection of the Empire under Diocletian and Constantine. When the Goths eventually succeeded in taking parts of the western Empire in the fifth century, their disruption to the course of civilization was likely much less violent than it would have been had they succeeded in the third century.

In addition to bad weather, a lack of supplies, and hunger, plague was a major factor in the defeat of the Goths. Many of the Gothic prisoners were either impressed into Roman military service or settled on farms as coloni. Claudius received the title Gothicus in recognition of his triumph over the Goths. At some point he had also been given the title Parthicus, but the unlikelihood of any conflict with the Parthians in his short reign makes this difficult to explain. Perhaps Damerau was correct in his suggestion that a Parthian unit may have been involved in one of the battles with the Palmyrenes, although on this front there were few achievements to claim. In any case, Claudius' victory over the Goths was short-lived. The emperor himself caught the plague and died at Sirmium early in 270. He was 56 years old. Claudius' brother, Quintillus, became emperor briefly before losing out to Aurelian. Claudius also had another brother, Crispus, and the SHA traces the link to Constantius through Crispus' daughter Claudia.

The Roman Senate showed its respect for Claudius Gothicus by setting up a gold portrait-shield in the Curia and by approving his deification. He was also honored with a golden statue in front of the great temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and a silver statue set on a column on the Rostra.

In many ways, Claudius II received more adulation and honor in his Nachleben than he had during his lifetime. In the fourth century, attempts to link Constantine's family to Claudius resulted in the phrases of adoration and outright fabrication that dominate the SHA life and most of our other sources. Constantine even issued commemorative coins honoring Claudius. These carried inscriptions such as: DIVO CLAVDIO OPT[IMO] IMP[ERATORI], MEMORIAE AETERNAE, and REQVIES OPT[IMORVM] ME[RITORVM]. A tradition grew that changed the story of Claudius' death in some sources. In this version, Claudius, instead of dying from the plague, had actually performed a devotion, in response to an oracle found in the Sibylline Books, and sacrificed his life so that Rome could win the Gothic War. One of the most surprising things about the SHA account is that it ignores this more dramatic tradition and has Claudius simply dying from the plague.

One must, of course, reject the excessive claims of the SHA to the effect that Claudius II was "destined to rule for the good of the human race" and would, had he lived longer, "…by his strength, his counsel, and his foresight have restored to us the Scipios, the Camilli, and all those men of old." However, Claudius Gothicus was clearly a good emperor who made a significant contribution to protecting and restoring the Empire. In the third century there aren't too many emperors who merit such an assessment.

Copyright (C) 2001, Richard D. Weigel. Used by permission.
http://www.roman-emperors.org/claudgot.htm


Claudius II Gothicus was born in Illyricum around 215 A.D. Under Valerian and Gallienus he was recognized as a superb general. After the murder of Gallienus, Claudius Gothicus was proclaimed emperor and preceded to crush the Alemani tribe who had invaded Roman territory. Soon after an enormous horde of Goths poured into the empire. Against all advice, Claudius confronted the barbarians at Naissus in Upper Moesia. He fought a brilliant battle and annihilated them. Unfortunately for the empire, he died of plague after a reign of only two years (Joseph Sermarini, FORVM;
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?vpar=741&pos=0#Recovery%20of%20the%20Empire%20Coins).

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
CIIGRICV214.jpg
[1114b] Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.53 viewsBronze antoninianus, RIC V 214, VF, 2.930g, 20.3mm, 180o, Antioch mint; Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, radiate bust right; Reverse: NEPTVN AVG, Neptune standing left, dolphin in right, trident in left hand, • in exergue; excellent centering. Ex FORVM.


De Imperatoribus Romanis
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors

Claudius II Gothicus (268-270)

Richard D. Weigel
Western Kentucky University

M. Aurelius Claudius, known to history as Claudius Gothicus or Claudius II, was born in either Dalmatia or Illyria on May 10, probably in A.D. 213 or 214. Although the most substantive source on Claudius is the biography in the Scriptores Historiae Augustae (SHA), this account is riddled with fabrications and slanted with fawning praise for this particular emperor, who in the fourth century was viewed as an ancestor of Constantine's father and thus of the ruling imperial family. This biography, attributed to one Trebellius Pollio, must be read with extreme caution and supplemented with information from other sources, including Aurelius Victor, the Epitome de Caesaribus, Eutropius, Orosius, Zonaras, and Zosimus, as well as coins and inscriptions.

The SHA account describes Claudius as being tall, with fiery eyes, and so strong that he could knock out the teeth of man or beast with one punch. It also says that Trajan Decius rewarded him after Claudius demonstrated his strength while wrestling another soldier in the Campus Martius. The SHA author suggests that Claudius may have been descended from the Trojan King Ilus and even from Dardanus, son of Zeus and ancestor of the Trojan royal family, but these suggestions are very likely fabricated to further ennoble Claudius and his putative descendants, the family of Constantine. The SHA biography also includes false letters attributed to the emperors Trajan Decius, Valerian, and Gallienus, all attesting to their high opinions of Claudius. Reference is made in these letters to Claudius' service as tribune in an otherwise unattested legion V Martialis and also as general in command of Illyria, but these positions may also be fictitious. One can assume that Claudius had served for some time in the army, at least under Gallienus and perhaps also under several earlier emperors.

There is some evidence that Claudius was wounded in Gallienus' campaign to put down the revolt of Ingenuus and that he later served with Aureolus under Gallienus in the war with Postumus. By 268, when Gallienus took his troops into Italy to put down Aureolus' revolt, Claudius had emerged as heir-apparent to Gallienus and may also have been involved in the plot to assassinate the emperor. Aurelius Victor says that when Gallienus was killed by his own troops besieging Aureolus in Milan, Claudius as tribune was commanding the soldiers stationed at Ticinum, some twenty miles to the south, and that prior to dying Gallienus designated Claudius as his heir. Victor goes on to claim that after succeeding to the purple Claudius forced the Senate to deify Gallienus. The SHA account states that the soldiers mutinied after Gallienus' death and had to be quieted with a donative of twenty aurei each before settling down and accepting their new emperor. Once in power, Claudius quickly dealt with Aureolus, who surrendered and was killed almost immediately. The new emperor also demanded clemency for the supporters of Gallienus.

The story of Gallienus' deathbed selection of his successor is doubtful at best and is very likely an attempt to deflect blame for the assassination plot from Claudius. The suggestion that the new emperor pressured the Senate to deify Gallienus is more difficult to assess. It is true that securing divine status for one's predecessor is generally seen as a pious act (e.g. Antoninus Pius requesting deification of Hadrian) that reflects positively on the initiator and the story, recorded only in Aurelius Victor, could just be a fabrication used to build up Claudius' moral reputation. What is difficult to penetrate is the biased condemnation of Gallienus that particularly dominates the Latin sources. They make it hard to see why anyone would want to deify Gallienus and so the story seems out of place. However, deification of a predecessor could also be interpreted as the expected thing to do and the act could have fostered legitimacy of the new emperor and gained support from those who were still loyal to Gallienus so it may well have taken place.

The first major challenge facing the new emperor was that of the Alemanni, who had invaded Raetia and Italy. After an early defeat, Claudius replaced some irresponsible officers and soldiers, designated Aurelian as cavalry commander, and led the army to a decisive victory over the Alemanni. This victory earned Claudius the title of Germanicus Maximus and several of his coin-types appear to refer to victory over the Germans.

In 269 Claudius served as consul with Paternus. This year would also feature his major campaign against the Goths. There are indications that Spain separated itself from the Gallo-Roman Empire of Postumus and Tetricus and recognized Claudius, at least nominally, as emperor. In addition, rebellion within Gaul itself demonstrated the weakening of this independent state, although Claudius avoided engagement at Augustodunum and chose only to send a small force to protect Narbonese Gaul. While Claudius concentrated on protecting Roman territory against the Alemanni and Goths, Zenobia extended her Palmyrene Empire by taking Antioch, parts of Asia Minor, and most of Egypt. Although Eusebius and Sulpicius Severus portray the period between the reign of Valerian and that of Diocletian as a peaceful pause in the persecution of Christians, the Acts of the Martyrs does list some individuals allegedly martyred during Claudius II's reign.

The coins issued by Claudius II provide some limited insight into his reign. In addition to the standard "personified virtues" coins that are common with most emperors of the second and third centuries, Claudius struck coin-types proclaiming the security of the Empire (SECVRITAS PERPETVA and PAX AETERNA), the fidelity of the army (FIDES MILITVM), and military victories over the Germans and Goths (VICTORIA GERMAN and VICTORIAE GOTHIC). In addition, Claudius Gothicus' mints struck some other interesting and unusual coin-types. For example, Claudius is one of very few emperors who issued coins portraying the god Vulcan. These must have been limited issues because they are struck only by the Antioch mint and are very rare. The type shows Vulcan standing, with his special tools, the hammer and tongs, and features the unique inscription REGI ARTIS. A variant type with a similar image has been described as carrying another unique coin inscription, DEO CABIRO, and interpreted as depicting one of Vulcan's sons, the Cabiri, with the same tools. However, the existence of this variant type is doubtful. Although the reason for honoring Vulcan (and his sons?) with these coins is unclear, there may be a connection to the fact that the Cabiri were patron gods of Thessalonica who had protected that city against an attack by the Goths. Although a connection between Claudius Gothicus and the Cabiri as defenders against Gothic attacks is relatively attractive, it is weakened somewhat by the fact that Valerian and Gallienus had also issued coins with Vulcan in a temple so there may be some other reason for his reappearance on coins in this period.

Claudius II issued an unusual and scarce series of coins that features a pair of deities, who are presumably conservatores Augusti, on each reverse. The AETER AVG type depicts Apollo and Diana, who, as gods of the sun and moon, are associated with the concept of aeternitas. A type featuring Serapis and Isis is combined with a CONSER AVG inscription and one of Hercules and Minerva with one of CONSERVATORES AVG. Apollo and Diana are depicted with a SALVS AVG inscription, Aesculapius and Salus with one of SPES PVBLIC, and Vulcan and Minerva with VIRT AVG. The general message is that these deities will protect the future of the empire and the emperor.

Other unusual coin-types include MARS VLTOR, the god Augustus had honored with a temple for securing revenge for Caesar's assassination. This deity had appeared on Roman coins in the reigns of Galba and Severus Alexander. Claudius II also minted coins with rarely-seen NEPTVN AVG [see this reverse type in my collection] and SOL AVG types. The latter coin indicates some early interest in the god who would become so dominant a few years later on the coins of Aurelian, yet Claudius also used the INVICTVS AVG inscription that Gallienus had paired with an image of Sol with one of Hercules. ROMAE AETERNAE coin-types were fairly common in the mid-third century, but Claudius II issued an unusual variant type on an aureus that showed the goddess in her temple and echoed the SAECVLVM NOVVM images associated with Philip I. In addition, Claudius introduced a IOVI VICTORI reverse combined with the image normally paired with a IOVI STATORI inscription and a IOVI FVLGERAT reverse inscription, both of which had not been used by any of his predecessors. Andreas Alföldi suggested that Claudius' GENIVS SENATVS type signified improvement of the relationship between emperor and Senate following the senatorial hostility toward Gallienus.

Claudius Gothicus also produced coin-types with reverses of goddesses customarily found paired on coins with images of the Roman empresses. The deities portrayed include Ceres, Diana, Diana Lucifera, and Diana Victrix, Minerva, Venus, and the goddess naturally associated with the image of an empress, Juno Regina. One might suggest that Claudius issued these images because he had no empress with which to pair them, but an examination of other emperors' reigns during this period reveals that those emperors who did not issue coins bearing the empress' image also did not strike these particular goddess types. Although Ceres and Venus images are sometimes paired with an emperor's portrait, Diana Lucifera is rarely found on emperors' coins and Claudius II is the only emperor paired on coins with Juno Regina. In addition, Claudius was the first emperor to issue imperial coins that featured an isolated image of the exotic Egyptian goddess, Isis Faria.

Claudius II's short reign was vulnerable to internal as well as external attack. There may have been a revolt in 269-270 led by a Censorinus, although the date and even the existence of this usurper remain in doubt. The SHA includes him as the last of the "thirty tyrants" and lists a whole series of offices for him, including two consulships, but no other record exists to confirm such service. The SHA account states that he was proclaimed emperor by his soldiers, but soon afterwards killed by them because of his enforcement of strict discipline. His tomb is listed as being in Bologna, which may provide some idea of the location for the revolt. Henry Cohen dates the revolt to the beginning of the year 270, perhaps on the basis of a reference in the Epitome de Caesaribus, but suggests that coins attributed to Censorinus in earlier works may not exist.

The Gothic challenge in 269 proved to be the greatest that Claudius II would face. The Goths assembled a large invading force, reportedly amounting to 320,000 men transported on a fleet of at least 2,000 ships, and first attacked coastal cities along the Black Sea in Moesia. After passing into the Aegean the Goths besieged Thessalonica. At this point, in 269, Claudius left Rome to stop the invasion. The Goths then sent the larger segment of their troops on land toward the Danube, while the fleet took the remaining group to continue the naval attack on Aegean coastal cities. Claudius sent Aurelian's cavalry to Macedonia to protect Illyria from attack, while he commanded the forces blocking the route to the Danube. In the area of Doberus and Pelagonia, the Goths lost 3,000 men to Aurelian's cavalry. At Naissus in Moesia, Claudius' force succeeded in killing some 50,000 Goths. There were follow-up operations on both land and sea, but the Gothic War had essentially been won. Staving off the attacks of the Goths was a major contribution to the survival of the Roman Empire. It was a significant step leading to the subsequent success of Aurelian and the resurrection of the Empire under Diocletian and Constantine. When the Goths eventually succeeded in taking parts of the western Empire in the fifth century, their disruption to the course of civilization was likely much less violent than it would have been had they succeeded in the third century.

In addition to bad weather, a lack of supplies, and hunger, plague was a major factor in the defeat of the Goths. Many of the Gothic prisoners were either impressed into Roman military service or settled on farms as coloni. Claudius received the title Gothicus in recognition of his triumph over the Goths. At some point he had also been given the title Parthicus, but the unlikelihood of any conflict with the Parthians in his short reign makes this difficult to explain. Perhaps Damerau was correct in his suggestion that a Parthian unit may have been involved in one of the battles with the Palmyrenes, although on this front there were few achievements to claim. In any case, Claudius' victory over the Goths was short-lived. The emperor himself caught the plague and died at Sirmium early in 270. He was 56 years old. Claudius' brother, Quintillus, became emperor briefly before losing out to Aurelian. Claudius also had another brother, Crispus, and the SHA traces the link to Constantius through Crispus' daughter Claudia.

The Roman Senate showed its respect for Claudius Gothicus by setting up a gold portrait-shield in the Curia and by approving his deification. He was also honored with a golden statue in front of the great temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and a silver statue set on a column on the Rostra.

In many ways, Claudius II received more adulation and honor in his Nachleben than he had during his lifetime. In the fourth century, attempts to link Constantine's family to Claudius resulted in the phrases of adoration and outright fabrication that dominate the SHA life and most of our other sources. Constantine even issued commemorative coins honoring Claudius. These carried inscriptions such as: DIVO CLAVDIO OPT[IMO] IMP[ERATORI], MEMORIAE AETERNAE, and REQVIES OPT[IMORVM] ME[RITORVM]. A tradition grew that changed the story of Claudius' death in some sources. In this version, Claudius, instead of dying from the plague, had actually performed a devotion, in response to an oracle found in the Sibylline Books, and sacrificed his life so that Rome could win the Gothic War. One of the most surprising things about the SHA account is that it ignores this more dramatic tradition and has Claudius simply dying from the plague.

One must, of course, reject the excessive claims of the SHA to the effect that Claudius II was "destined to rule for the good of the human race" and would, had he lived longer, "…by his strength, his counsel, and his foresight have restored to us the Scipios, the Camilli, and all those men of old." However, Claudius Gothicus was clearly a good emperor who made a significant contribution to protecting and restoring the Empire. In the third century there aren't too many emperors who merit such an assessment.

Copyright (C) 2001, Richard D. Weigel. Used by permission.
http://www.roman-emperors.org/claudgot.htm


Claudius II Gothicus was born in Illyricum around 215 A.D. Under Valerian and Gallienus he was recognized as a superb general. After the murder of Gallienus, Claudius Gothicus was proclaimed emperor and preceded to crush the Alemani tribe who had invaded Roman territory. Soon after an enormous horde of Goths poured into the empire. Against all advice, Claudius confronted the barbarians at Naissus in Upper Moesia. He fought a brilliant battle and annihilated them. Unfortunately for the empire, he died of plague after a reign of only two years (Joseph Sermarini, FORVM;
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?vpar=741&pos=0#Recovery%20of%20the%20Empire%20Coins).

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
Cleisthenes
ClaudiusIIGothicusRIC34.jpg
[1114c] Claudius II Gothicus, September 268 - August or September 270 A.D.51 viewsAntoninianus. RIC 34. Weight, Size. F. Rome mint. Obverse: IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Radiate, draped bust right; Reverse: FIDES EXERCI, Fides standing left, holding two standards. Ex Maridvnvm


De Imperatoribus Romanis
An Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors

Claudius II Gothicus (268-270)

Richard D. Weigel
Western Kentucky University

M. Aurelius Claudius, known to history as Claudius Gothicus or Claudius II, was born in either Dalmatia or Illyria on May 10, probably in A.D. 213 or 214. Although the most substantive source on Claudius is the biography in the Scriptores Historiae Augustae (SHA), this account is riddled with fabrications and slanted with fawning praise for this particular emperor, who in the fourth century was viewed as an ancestor of Constantine's father and thus of the ruling imperial family. This biography, attributed to one Trebellius Pollio, must be read with extreme caution and supplemented with information from other sources, including Aurelius Victor, the Epitome de Caesaribus, Eutropius, Orosius, Zonaras, and Zosimus, as well as coins and inscriptions.

The SHA account describes Claudius as being tall, with fiery eyes, and so strong that he could knock out the teeth of man or beast with one punch. It also says that Trajan Decius rewarded him after Claudius demonstrated his strength while wrestling another soldier in the Campus Martius. The SHA author suggests that Claudius may have been descended from the Trojan King Ilus and even from Dardanus, son of Zeus and ancestor of the Trojan royal family, but these suggestions are very likely fabricated to further ennoble Claudius and his putative descendants, the family of Constantine. The SHA biography also includes false letters attributed to the emperors Trajan Decius, Valerian, and Gallienus, all attesting to their high opinions of Claudius. Reference is made in these letters to Claudius' service as tribune in an otherwise unattested legion V Martialis and also as general in command of Illyria, but these positions may also be fictitious. One can assume that Claudius had served for some time in the army, at least under Gallienus and perhaps also under several earlier emperors.

There is some evidence that Claudius was wounded in Gallienus' campaign to put down the revolt of Ingenuus and that he later served with Aureolus under Gallienus in the war with Postumus. By 268, when Gallienus took his troops into Italy to put down Aureolus' revolt, Claudius had emerged as heir-apparent to Gallienus and may also have been involved in the plot to assassinate the emperor. Aurelius Victor says that when Gallienus was killed by his own troops besieging Aureolus in Milan, Claudius as tribune was commanding the soldiers stationed at Ticinum, some twenty miles to the south, and that prior to dying Gallienus designated Claudius as his heir. Victor goes on to claim that after succeeding to the purple Claudius forced the Senate to deify Gallienus. The SHA account states that the soldiers mutinied after Gallienus' death and had to be quieted with a donative of twenty aurei each before settling down and accepting their new emperor. Once in power, Claudius quickly dealt with Aureolus, who surrendered and was killed almost immediately. The new emperor also demanded clemency for the supporters of Gallienus.

The story of Gallienus' deathbed selection of his successor is doubtful at best and is very likely an attempt to deflect blame for the assassination plot from Claudius. The suggestion that the new emperor pressured the Senate to deify Gallienus is more difficult to assess. It is true that securing divine status for one's predecessor is generally seen as a pious act (e.g. Antoninus Pius requesting deification of Hadrian) that reflects positively on the initiator and the story, recorded only in Aurelius Victor, could just be a fabrication used to build up Claudius' moral reputation. What is difficult to penetrate is the biased condemnation of Gallienus that particularly dominates the Latin sources. They make it hard to see why anyone would want to deify Gallienus and so the story seems out of place. However, deification of a predecessor could also be interpreted as the expected thing to do and the act could have fostered legitimacy of the new emperor and gained support from those who were still loyal to Gallienus so it may well have taken place.

The first major challenge facing the new emperor was that of the Alemanni, who had invaded Raetia and Italy. After an early defeat, Claudius replaced some irresponsible officers and soldiers, designated Aurelian as cavalry commander, and led the army to a decisive victory over the Alemanni. This victory earned Claudius the title of Germanicus Maximus and several of his coin-types appear to refer to victory over the Germans.

In 269 Claudius served as consul with Paternus. This year would also feature his major campaign against the Goths. There are indications that Spain separated itself from the Gallo-Roman Empire of Postumus and Tetricus and recognized Claudius, at least nominally, as emperor. In addition, rebellion within Gaul itself demonstrated the weakening of this independent state, although Claudius avoided engagement at Augustodunum and chose only to send a small force to protect Narbonese Gaul. While Claudius concentrated on protecting Roman territory against the Alemanni and Goths, Zenobia extended her Palmyrene Empire by taking Antioch, parts of Asia Minor, and most of Egypt. Although Eusebius and Sulpicius Severus portray the period between the reign of Valerian and that of Diocletian as a peaceful pause in the persecution of Christians, the Acts of the Martyrs does list some individuals allegedly martyred during Claudius II's reign.

The coins issued by Claudius II provide some limited insight into his reign. In addition to the standard "personified virtues" coins that are common with most emperors of the second and third centuries, Claudius struck coin-types proclaiming the security of the Empire (SECVRITAS PERPETVA and PAX AETERNA), the fidelity of the army (FIDES MILITVM), and military victories over the Germans and Goths (VICTORIA GERMAN and VICTORIAE GOTHIC). In addition, Claudius Gothicus' mints struck some other interesting and unusual coin-types. For example, Claudius is one of very few emperors who issued coins portraying the god Vulcan. These must have been limited issues because they are struck only by the Antioch mint and are very rare. The type shows Vulcan standing, with his special tools, the hammer and tongs, and features the unique inscription REGI ARTIS. A variant type with a similar image has been described as carrying another unique coin inscription, DEO CABIRO, and interpreted as depicting one of Vulcan's sons, the Cabiri, with the same tools. However, the existence of this variant type is doubtful. Although the reason for honoring Vulcan (and his sons?) with these coins is unclear, there may be a connection to the fact that the Cabiri were patron gods of Thessalonica who had protected that city against an attack by the Goths. Although a connection between Claudius Gothicus and the Cabiri as defenders against Gothic attacks is relatively attractive, it is weakened somewhat by the fact that Valerian and Gallienus had also issued coins with Vulcan in a temple so there may be some other reason for his reappearance on coins in this period.

Claudius II issued an unusual and scarce series of coins that features a pair of deities, who are presumably conservatores Augusti, on each reverse. The AETER AVG type depicts Apollo and Diana, who, as gods of the sun and moon, are associated with the concept of aeternitas. A type featuring Serapis and Isis is combined with a CONSER AVG inscription and one of Hercules and Minerva with one of CONSERVATORES AVG. Apollo and Diana are depicted with a SALVS AVG inscription, Aesculapius and Salus with one of SPES PVBLIC, and Vulcan and Minerva with VIRT AVG. The general message is that these deities will protect the future of the empire and the emperor.

Other unusual coin-types include MARS VLTOR, the god Augustus had honored with a temple for securing revenge for Caesar's assassination. This deity had appeared on Roman coins in the reigns of Galba and Severus Alexander. Claudius II also minted coins with rarely-seen NEPTVN AVG [see this reverse type in my collection] and SOL AVG types. The latter coin indicates some early interest in the god who would become so dominant a few years later on the coins of Aurelian, yet Claudius also used the INVICTVS AVG inscription that Gallienus had paired with an image of Sol with one of Hercules. ROMAE AETERNAE coin-types were fairly common in the mid-third century, but Claudius II issued an unusual variant type on an aureus that showed the goddess in her temple and echoed the SAECVLVM NOVVM images associated with Philip I. In addition, Claudius introduced a IOVI VICTORI reverse combined with the image normally paired with a IOVI STATORI inscription and a IOVI FVLGERAT reverse inscription, both of which had not been used by any of his predecessors. Andreas Alföldi suggested that Claudius' GENIVS SENATVS type signified improvement of the relationship between emperor and Senate following the senatorial hostility toward Gallienus.

Claudius Gothicus also produced coin-types with reverses of goddesses customarily found paired on coins with images of the Roman empresses. The deities portrayed include Ceres, Diana, Diana Lucifera, and Diana Victrix, Minerva, Venus, and the goddess naturally associated with the image of an empress, Juno Regina. One might suggest that Claudius issued these images because he had no empress with which to pair them, but an examination of other emperors' reigns during this period reveals that those emperors who did not issue coins bearing the empress' image also did not strike these particular goddess types. Although Ceres and Venus images are sometimes paired with an emperor's portrait, Diana Lucifera is rarely found on emperors' coins and Claudius II is the only emperor paired on coins with Juno Regina. In addition, Claudius was the first emperor to issue imperial coins that featured an isolated image of the exotic Egyptian goddess, Isis Faria.

Claudius II's short reign was vulnerable to internal as well as external attack. There may have been a revolt in 269-270 led by a Censorinus, although the date and even the existence of this usurper remain in doubt. The SHA includes him as the last of the "thirty tyrants" and lists a whole series of offices for him, including two consulships, but no other record exists to confirm such service. The SHA account states that he was proclaimed emperor by his soldiers, but soon afterwards killed by them because of his enforcement of strict discipline. His tomb is listed as being in Bologna, which may provide some idea of the location for the revolt. Henry Cohen dates the revolt to the beginning of the year 270, perhaps on the basis of a reference in the Epitome de Caesaribus, but suggests that coins attributed to Censorinus in earlier works may not exist.

The Gothic challenge in 269 proved to be the greatest that Claudius II would face. The Goths assembled a large invading force, reportedly amounting to 320,000 men transported on a fleet of at least 2,000 ships, and first attacked coastal cities along the Black Sea in Moesia. After passing into the Aegean the Goths besieged Thessalonica. At this point, in 269, Claudius left Rome to stop the invasion. The Goths then sent the larger segment of their troops on land toward the Danube, while the fleet took the remaining group to continue the naval attack on Aegean coastal cities. Claudius sent Aurelian's cavalry to Macedonia to protect Illyria from attack, while he commanded the forces blocking the route to the Danube. In the area of Doberus and Pelagonia, the Goths lost 3,000 men to Aurelian's cavalry. At Naissus in Moesia, Claudius' force succeeded in killing some 50,000 Goths. There were follow-up operations on both land and sea, but the Gothic War had essentially been won. Staving off the attacks of the Goths was a major contribution to the survival of the Roman Empire. It was a significant step leading to the subsequent success of Aurelian and the resurrection of the Empire under Diocletian and Constantine. When the Goths eventually succeeded in taking parts of the western Empire in the fifth century, their disruption to the course of civilization was likely much less violent than it would have been had they succeeded in the third century.

In addition to bad weather, a lack of supplies, and hunger, plague was a major factor in the defeat of the Goths. Many of the Gothic prisoners were either impressed into Roman military service or settled on farms as coloni. Claudius received the title Gothicus in recognition of his triumph over the Goths. At some point he had also been given the title Parthicus, but the unlikelihood of any conflict with the Parthians in his short reign makes this difficult to explain. Perhaps Damerau was correct in his suggestion that a Parthian unit may have been involved in one of the battles with the Palmyrenes, although on this front there were few achievements to claim. In any case, Claudius' victory over the Goths was short-lived. The emperor himself caught the plague and died at Sirmium early in 270. He was 56 years old. Claudius' brother, Quintillus, became emperor briefly before losing out to Aurelian. Claudius also had another brother, Crispus, and the SHA traces the link to Constantius through Crispus' daughter Claudia.

The Roman Senate showed its respect for Claudius Gothicus by setting up a gold portrait-shield in the Curia and by approving his deification. He was also honored with a golden statue in front of the great temple of Jupiter Optimus Maximus and a silver statue set on a column on the Rostra.

In many ways, Claudius II received more adulation and honor in his Nachleben than he had during his lifetime. In the fourth century, attempts to link Constantine's family to Claudius resulted in the phrases of adoration and outright fabrication that dominate the SHA life and most of our other sources. Constantine even issued commemorative coins honoring Claudius. These carried inscriptions such as: DIVO CLAVDIO OPT[IMO] IMP[ERATORI], MEMORIAE AETERNAE, and REQVIES OPT[IMORVM] ME[RITORVM]. A tradition grew that changed the story of Claudius' death in some sources. In this version, Claudius, instead of dying from the plague, had actually performed a devotion, in response to an oracle found in the Sibylline Books, and sacrificed his life so that Rome could win the Gothic War. One of the most surprising things about the SHA account is that it ignores this more dramatic tradition and has Claudius simply dying from the plague.

One must, of course, reject the excessive claims of the SHA to the effect that Claudius II was "destined to rule for the good of the human race" and would, had he lived longer, "…by his strength, his counsel, and his foresight have restored to us the Scipios, the Camilli, and all those men of old." However, Claudius Gothicus was clearly a good emperor who made a significant contribution to protecting and restoring the Empire. In the third century there aren't too many emperors who merit such an assessment.

Copyright (C) 2001, Richard D. Weigel. Used by permission.
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Claudius II Gothicus was born in Illyricum around 215 A.D. Under Valerian and Gallienus he was recognized as a superb general. After the murder of Gallienus, Claudius Gothicus was proclaimed emperor and preceded to crush the Alemani tribe who had invaded Roman territory. Soon after an enormous horde of Goths poured into the empire. Against all advice, Claudius confronted the barbarians at Naissus in Upper Moesia. He fought a brilliant battle and annihilated them. Unfortunately for the empire, he died of plague after a reign of only two years (Joseph Sermarini, FORVM;
http://www.forumancientcoins.com/catalog/roman-and-greek-coins.asp?vpar=741&pos=0#Recovery%20of%20the%20Empire%20Coins).

Edited by J. P. Fitzgerald, Jr.
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Philippus I., Rome mint, struck 249 AD, Æ Sestertius670 viewsIMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right
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