Monthly Archives: October 2007

Maximinus Denarius

000_3692.JPG000_3691.JPG000_3690.JPG000_3688.JPG000_3687.JPG000_3686.JPG000_3685.JPG000_3684.JPG000_3683.JPG000_3682.JPG000_3680.JPG000_3679.JPG000_3678.JPG000_3677.JPG000_3676.JPG000_3675.JPG000_3673.JPG000_3672.JPG000_3671.JPG000_3670.JPG000_3669.JPG000_3667.JPGAD 235-238, Minted at Rome, RIC IVii, 14, page 141, Cohen 85, Obverse: laureate bust of Maximinus I facing right, MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Reverse: Salus seated left and feeding a serpent rising from an altar, SALVS AVGVSTI, a gorgeous and lustrous coin, an absolutely stunning, sharp, and very detailed portrait of Maximinus, a very sharp and detailed Salus and devices on the reverse, both obverse and reverse legends full and sharp, graded EF by the dealer/numismatist from whom I purchased the coin, very lustrous, very high relief portrait, an exceptional example of this issue of Maximinus’s,  Asking price: $415 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_3666.JPG

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Maximinus Denarius

000_3665.JPG000_3664.JPG000_3663.JPG000_3662.JPG000_3660.JPG000_3659.JPG000_3658.JPG000_3657.JPG000_3656.JPG000_3655.JPG000_3652.JPG000_3651.JPG000_3650.JPG000_3649.JPGMaximinus Denarius, Emperor AD 235-238,  RIC 16; RSC 99; Van Meter 11, Obverse: laureate and draped bust of Maximinus facing right, IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Reverse: Victory advancing right, holding wreath and palm branch, VICTORIA AVG, very lustrous coin, very high relief and superb portrait, sharp and clear obverse legend, reverse very detailed and clear, with full and sharp legend, tiny, tiny hint of attractive toning, a beautiful coin, Asking price: $295 includes priority shipping and insurance000_3648.JPG

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Gordian III Denarius

000_3647.JPG000_3646.JPG000_3645.JPG000_3644.JPG000_3643.JPG000_3642.JPG000_3639.JPG000_3638.JPG000_3637.JPG000_3636.JPG000_3635.JPG000_3633.JPG000_3632.JPG000_3631.JPGRIC 129a, Sear 2475, Obverse: laureate bust of Gordian facing right, GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Reverse: Salus standing right, holding serpent, SALVS AVGVSTI, lustrous coin, with just the tiniest hint of attractive toning, superb portrait and clear and sharp obverse legends, excellent detail on reverse, also with very sharp legends, a lovely, lovely coin, EF in grade, from the very last official issue of silver denarii, struck in AD 241 to celebrate Gordian’s marriage to Sabinia Tranquillina, one of six types to commemorate the marriage, from my research a very, very scarce coin, an exceptionally nice EF example (which grade was given it by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it), Asking price: $365 includes priority shippng and insurance000_3630.JPG

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Maximinus Denarius

000_3610.JPG000_3609.JPG000_3608.JPG000_3607.JPG000_3606.JPG000_3605.JPG000_3603.JPG000_3602.JPG000_3601.JPG000_3599.JPG000_3598.JPG000_3597.JPG000_3595.JPGAD 235-238, RIC 13; RSC 77; Van Meter 9 but with obverse legend 1,  Obverse: laureate and draped bust of Maximinus facing right, IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Reverse: Providentia standing left, holding wand and cornucopia, a globe at her feet, PROVIDENTIA AVG, a very lustrous coin with just the tiniest hint of attractive toning, very clear and sharp on both obverse and reverse, with full and sharp legends on both sides, a fantastic portrait of Maximinus, detailed Providentia on the reverse, a well struck and centered coin and a beauty, Asking price: $245 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_3594.JPG

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Herennius Etruscus Antoninianus

000_3591.JPG000_3589.JPG000_3588.JPG000_3587.JPG000_3586.JPG000_3585.JPG000_3584.JPG000_3583.JPG000_3582.JPG000_3581.JPG000_3580.JPG000_3579.JPG000_3578.JPG000_3577.JPG000_3572.JPG000_3571.JPG000_3569.JPG000_3567.JPG000_3563.JPG000_3562.JPG000_3561.JPG000_3559.JPGAD 251, minted at Rome, RIC IV 147c, Sear 2743, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Herennius Etruscus facing right, Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, Reverse: the Caesar facing left, holding baton and transverse spear, PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS, very lustrous coin, wonderful and clear high relief portrait, clear and detailed Herennius on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a well centered coin on a large flan with the obverse especially superb and well struck, the caesar on the reverse just a tiny bit softly struck and noted really as only a technical observation, a lovely coin and a scarce issue for Herennius Etruscus, Asking price: $370 includes priority shipping and insurance000_3558.JPG

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Caracalla Denarius

000_3557.JPG000_3556.JPG000_3555.JPG000_3554.JPG000_3553.JPG000_3552.JPG000_3551.JPG000_3550.JPG000_3547.JPG000_3546.JPG000_3545.JPG000_3543.JPG000_3542.JPG000_3541.JPG000_3540.JPG000_3539.JPG000_3538.JPG000_3537.JPGAD 213-217, Rome Mint, Van Meter 64/4, Cohen 359, 3.77 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Caracalla facing right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG GERM, Reverse: Sol standing left, holding right hand up in salute, and holding a globe in left hand, PM TR P XVIIII COS IIII PP, a lustrous coin with very, very light and attractive toning, super strikes on both obverse and reverse, extremely detailed and expressionistic portrait, extremely clear and detailed reverse, full, clear, and sharp legends on obverse and reverse, well centered, a gorgeous coin and even more stunning in hand, an exceptional example in my opinion (and researches) of this issue of Caracalla’s, Asking price: $475 includes priority shipping and insurance000_3536.JPG

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Gordian III Denarius

000_3535.JPG000_3534.JPG000_3533.JPG000_3532.JPG000_3530.JPG000_3528.JPG000_3527.JPG000_3526.JPG000_3525.JPG000_3524.JPG000_3523.JPG000_3522.JPG000_3521.JPG000_3520.JPGAD 240, Rome Mint, RIC IV 131 (r), RSC 347, Van Meter 76, struck marking the marriage of Gordian to Sabinia Tranquillina, last issue of the denarius produced for mass circulation in the empire, Obverse: laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian facing right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Reverse: Venus standing left, holding helmet and scepter, leaning on shield, VENVS VICTRIX, very lustrous coin (again, more than my photography shows), superbly detailed and razor sharp on both obverse and reverse, an exquisite gem of a coin if I may say so!, lovely portrait, and a superior coin from my research, my research additionally shows that this coin would rate as very, very, scarce (actually rare), and that the six issues of denarii struck to celebrate Gordian’s marriage are “just as rare as any of the contemporary gold aurei” (from the reputable numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin), Asking price: $420 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_3518.JPG

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Maximinus Denarius

000_3500.JPG000_3497.JPG000_3496.JPG000_3495.JPG000_3494.JPG000_3493.JPG000_3492.JPG000_3491.JPG000_3490.JPG000_3488.JPG000_3486.JPG000_3485.JPG000_3484.JPG000_3483.JPG000_3482.JPG000_3481.JPG000_3478.JPG000_3476.JPG000_3475.JPG000_3474.JPG000_3473.JPG000_3471.JPG000_3470.JPG000_3469.JPG000_3468.JPG000_3467.JPGAD 235-238, 3.4 gms, Obverse: laureate and draped bust of Maximinus facing right, IMP MAXIMINVS PIVS AVG, Reverse: Salus seated left, feeding serpent, SALVS AVGVSTI, very lustrous coin, more than my photography shows, very high relief and sharp portrait, very detailed and clear reverse, the A in SALVS soft, otherwise full and very clear legends on both obverse and reverse, a very beautiful and sharp coin indeed, Asking price: $245 includes priority shipping and insurance000_3465.JPG

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Herennius Etruscus Antoninianus

000_3464.JPG000_3462.JPG000_3460.JPG000_3459.JPG000_3458.JPG000_3457.JPG000_3456.JPG000_3455.JPG000_3452.JPG000_3451.JPG000_3450.JPG000_3449.JPG000_3448.JPG000_3447.JPG000_3444.JPG000_3443.JPG000_3441.JPG000_3439.JPG000_3438.JPG3.5 gms, Rome Mint, AD 251, RIC 143; RSC 14; Van Meter 10 (as Caesar), Obverse: radiate and cuirassed bust of Herennius Etruscus facing right, Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, Reverse: priestly implements, PIETAS AVGVSTORVM, very lustrous coin (more than my photography shows) with very, very light toning, full and clear legends, very detailed and sharp portrait, reverse also very detailed and extremely nice and clear, very well struck and centered on a large flan, a truly lovely and beautiful coin, Asking price: $385 includes priority shipping and insurance000_3437.JPG

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Nerva Denarius

000_3436.JPG000_3435.JPG000_3434.JPG000_3433.JPG000_3432.JPG000_3429.JPG000_3428.JPG000_3427.JPG000_3424.JPG000_3423.JPG000_3422.JPG000_3420.JPG000_3419.JPG000_3418.JPG000_3416.JPG000_3414.JPG000_3413.JPG000_3410.JPG000_3409.JPGNerva Denarius, Emperor AD 96-98, RIC 13, RSC 6, struck at Rome, Obverse: laureate bust of Nerva facing right, IMP NERVA CAES AVG PM TR P COS III PP, Reverse: Aequitas standing left, holding her scales in her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, AEQVITAS AVGVST, very lustrous coin (more than is shown), yet with the tiniest touch of light attractive toning, superb, sharp, and high relief portrait of Nerva, sharp and detailed Aequitas on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, from my research this coin shows much, much less wear than is usual for this emperor and type and in fact exhibits little if any (!) wear, a beautiful coin well struck and centered, and an exceptional example of Nerva’s coinage, Asking price: $975 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_3408.JPG

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