Monthly Archives: September 2007

Trajan Sestertius

000_2247.JPG000_2246.JPG000_2245.JPG000_2244.JPG000_2242.JPG000_2241.JPG000_2239.JPG000_2238.JPG000_2237.JPG000_2235.JPG000_2234.JPG000_2231.JPG000_2226.JPG000_2223.JPG000_2222.JPG000_2221.JPG000_2220.JPG000_2217.JPG000_2216.JPGMinted circa AD 107 in Rome, 33.25mm, 28.22 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Trajan facing right, drapery on left shoulder, IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V P P, Reverse: Spes advancing left, holding her flower in her raised right hand and lifting the fold of her skirt behind with her left, S P Q R OPTIMO PRINCIPI, SC in field, RIC 519, BMCRE 810, Hill 332, Cohen 459, Sear 3200, “struck on an unusually heavy flan of high weight,” signed and laminated certificate of authenticity from David Sear, who grades it Nice VF.  I heartily concur in that, to me, conservative grade, and when Nice VF was a very laudatory grade (back in the good old days of grading).  In my opinion, a beautiful and impressive coin well struck and centered with a bold and superb portrait of Trajan with some wear only at its high point, a detailed and sharp Spes on the reverse, full and clear reverse legend with the exception of the I in PRINCIPI not fully struck up, the latter part of the obverse legend worn/not fully struck being the only “detractor” for me, lovely chocolate brown/reddish even patina, wonderful surfaces, Asking price: $1,225 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)000_2215.JPG

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Trajan AE Dupondius

000_2211.JPG000_2210.JPG000_2209.JPG000_2207.JPG000_2206.JPG000_2205.JPG000_2203.JPG000_2201.JPG000_2200.JPG000_2196.JPG27mm, 14.0 gms, Obverse: radiate and draped bust of Trajan facing right, IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI P P (obverse legend worn in parts, but amazing the celator got all that in!), Reverse: Trajan advancing right, head turned, between two trophies, SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS, SC in exergue, nice portrait, very nice detail on reverse, Asking price: $137 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2195.JPG

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Julian II AE28

000_2192.JPG000_2191.JPG000_2190.JPG000_2189.JPG000_2188.JPG000_2187.JPG000_2184.JPG000_2183.JPG000_2182.JPG000_2181.JPG000_2179.JPG000_2178.JPG8.6 gms, Obverse: diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Julian facing right, DN IVLIANVS P F AVG, Reverse: Bull standing right, two stars above, TES in exergue, SECVRITAS REIPVB, rich deep green patina, Asking price: $129 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2177.JPG

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Claudius AE As

000_2175.JPG000_2174.JPG000_2173.JPG000_2172.JPG000_2171.JPG000_2169.JPG000_2168.JPG000_2165.JPG000_2164.JPG000_2163.JPG000_2161.JPG000_2160.JPG000_2159.JPG28mm, 10.93 gms, Obverse: bare head of Claudius facing left, TI CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG PM TR P IMP, Reverse: Minerva helmeted standing right, holding spear and shield, SC in field, RIC I 100, BMC 149, great light chocolate patina, very clear obverse legend, great portrait, Asking price: $127 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2158.JPG

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Severus Alexander Sestertius

000_2154.JPG000_2153.JPG000_2150.JPG000_2146.JPG000_2145.JPG000_2144.JPG000_2142.JPG000_2140.JPG21.0 gms, Obverse: laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander facing right, IMP SEV ALEXANDER AVG, Reverse: Annona standing left, holding grain and anchor, modius at her feet, P M TR P X COS III P P, SC in field, a worn sestertius as shown, but much detail remaining and nearly complete legend on obverse and complete legend on reverse, chocolate brown, Asking price: $115 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2139.JPG

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Maximinus II Follis

000_2136.JPG000_2135.JPG000_2134.JPG000_2132.JPG000_2128.JPG000_2127.JPG000_2126.JPG000_2124.JPG000_2123.JPG000_2122.JPGMaximinus II Follis, Emperor AD 3o9-313, struck 313 at Nicomedia, RIC-VI-79-S, Officina-Delta (unlisted), 22mm, 5.1 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Maximinus facing right, IMP C GAL VAL MAXIMINVS PF AVG, Reverse: Jupiter standing left, chlamys behind, right hand holding Victory on a globe, his left arm leaning on a scepter, star in left field, Delta in right field, SMN in exergue, IOVI CONSERVATORI, superb coin with 95%+ original silvering that is lightly toned, well centered and struck with only the slightest hint of any actual wear, very attractive coin, EF in grade by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin, and whom I quote liberally in the above description,  Asking price: $365 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2121.JPG

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Caracalla AE29 Provincial

000_2103.JPG000_2102.JPG000_2100.JPG000_2099.JPG000_2098.JPG000_2097.JPG000_2092.JPG000_2090.JPG000_2088.JPGMoesia Inferior, Nikopolis ad Istrum, 13.1 gms, Obverse: laureate and draped bust of Caracalla facing right, Reverse: Mercury standing left, holding caduceus and pileus, very nice portrait, Asking price: $87 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2086.JPG

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Galerius AE Follis

000_2067.JPG000_2066.JPG000_2064.JPG000_2062.JPG000_2060.JPG000_2059.JPG000_2057.JPG000_2056.JPG000_2055.JPG000_2051.JPGAD 293-305, 29mm, 8.72 gms, Obverse: laureate head of Galerius facing right, GAL VAL MAXIMIANVS NOB CAES, Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding a scepter in his left arm and Victory perched on a globe in his right hand, IOVI CONS CAES, S in the left field, P in the right field, A above the P, minted at Alexandria, RIC 43, beautiful rich chocolate brown patina, an extraordinary portrait of Galerius, a very detailed Jupiter on the reverse with a technical observation noted that there’s a slightly soft strike at his knees, the little Victory on the globe is a fetching feature in her detail, full and clear legends on both sides, with that one minor “detractor,” a well centered and struck coin on a very large flan, a real beauty indeed, and from my researches it seems a scarcer issue for Galerius,  Asking price: $375 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2050.JPG

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Philip I Sestertius

000_2049.JPG000_2048.JPG000_2047.JPG000_2045.JPG000_2043.JPG000_2041.JPG000_2040.JPG000_2038.JPG000_2037.JPG000_2036.JPG000_2034.JPG29mm, 24.3 gms, struck at Rome, RIC 184a, Obverse: laureate and draped bust of Philip I facing right, IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Reverse: Pax standing left, holding a branch in her upraised right hand and a long transverse scepter in her left arm, PAX AETERNA, SC in field, a large and heavy coin well struck and centered with very pretty green patina in the fields highlighting the great portrait, and with nice red-brown and brown toning at the high spots, bold and detailed portrait of Philip, detailed Pax on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a very attractive coin with just a bit of wear at the highest points, impressive and lovely, Asking price: $395 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2033.JPG

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Maximinus II Follis

000_2032.JPG000_2031.JPG000_2030.JPG000_2027.JPG000_2025.JPG000_2024.JPG000_2022.JPG000_2020.JPGAD 305, as Caesar, 26mm, 9.53 gms, Ticinum mint, Obverse: laureate head of Maximinus facing right, MAXIMINVS NOB CAESAR, Reverse: Mars walking right, carrying spear and trophy, VIRTVS AVGG ET CAESS NN, RIC VI 58b, Good VF in grade by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin, great portrait, attractive dark patina but difficult to photograph, very sharp and attractive coin, Asking price: $177 includes priority shipping and insurance000_2019.JPG

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