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Julian II/ Bull

000_1092.JPG000_1091.JPG000_1090.JPGAE1, 8.48 gms, 28mm, Sirmium Mint, diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right/Bull, head facing, standing right, two stars above, in ex. *BSIRM palm, SECVRITAS REIPVB, RIC III 107, LRBC 1622, graded VF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin and who remarks of it:  “Choice glossy brown patina.”  A lovely coin, Asking price: $159 includes priority shipping and insurance000_1061.JPG

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Severus Alexander Sestertius

000_1107.JPG000_1106.JPG000_1104.JPG000_1088.JPG000_1086.JPG000_1063.JPGSeverus Alexander Sestertius, Emperor AD 222-235, minted at Rome, RIC 627, RSC 592, 28 mm, 18.93 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Severus Alexander facing right, slight drapery on his left shoulder, IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, Reverse:  Alexander in military attire facing left, his foot resting on a helmet, holding a globe in his upraised right palm, and a long scepter with his left hand, VIRTVS AVGVSTI, SC across the field, a lovely coin with attractive glossy chocolate brown patina, a wonderful, detailed, and very bold portrait of Alexander, a very detailed emperor and devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, a well centered and struck coin with the exception of VIR in VIRTVS on the reverse not fully struck up, though very clear and legible, lovely patina and little (if any) wear, Asking price:  $565 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page) 000_1062.JPG

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Philip II AE27

000_1025.JPG000_1021.JPG000_1020.JPG000_1019.JPG000_1017.JPGPhilip II AE27-Antioch, Seleucis, and Pieria, Attribution: S4147, Reverse: Turreted and veiled bust of city goddess right, lamb above, 27mm, 16.01 gms, attractive example with honey brown toning, Asking price: $125 includes insurance and priority mail shipping, purchased from yet another reputable dealer in 2003, and I respectfully quote from his description000_1016.JPG

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Maximinus Sestertius

000_10151.JPG000_1014.JPG000_10123.JPG000_1011.JPG000_10102.JPG000_10082.JPG000_10072.JPG Maximinus Sestertius, Emperor AD 235-238, minted at Rome, RIC 61, RSC 80, 29 x 31 mm, 20.0 gms, Obverse:  laureate and draped bust of Maximinus facing right, IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Reverse:  Providentia standing half-left, holding a wand/baton downward in her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, a globe at her feet, PROVIDENTIA AVG, SC in field, a superb and well struck portrait of Maximinus with just a bit of wear at its highest point, very well struck and centered Providentia and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful coin graded Nice VF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it (and back when Nice VF denoted a VERY nice coin!), and a lovely example with its very attractive brown and green patination and with very good surfaces, an especially well struck and detailed Providentia on the reverse, right down to her facial features, Asking price: $435 includes insurance and priority mail shipping in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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