Monthly Archives: February 2008

Philip I Antoninianus

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Maximianus Antoninianus

000_7856.JPG000_7855.JPG000_7854.JPG000_7852.JPG000_7851.JPG000_7850.JPG000_7848.JPG000_7847.JPG000_7846.JPG000_7842.JPG000_7841.JPG000_7840.JPG000_7836.JPG000_7835.JPG000_7833.JPG000_7828.JPG000_7827.JPG000_7825.JPG000_7824.JPGAD 286-305, struck AD 295-296, RIC Vii 559, 23.66 mm, 3.7 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximianus facing right, IMP C M A VAL MAXIMIANVS AVG, Reverse: Jupiter standing left, holding a long scepter and a thunderbolt, IOVI CONSERVAT, beautiful golden toning, an incredibly and exceptionally superb portrait of Maximianus, detailed reverse (with some flat striking on the reverse which does not detract in my opinion, especially in hand), full and clear legends on both sides, just a lovely, lovely coin, and graded EF/EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price: $167 includes priority shipping and insurance000_7823.JPG

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Caracalla Denarius

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Otacilia Severa Antoninianus

000_7786.JPG000_7785.JPG000_7784.JPG000_7782.JPG000_7781.JPG000_7780.JPG000_7779.JPG000_7778.JPG000_7777.JPG000_7775.JPG000_7773.JPG000_7772.JPG000_7770.JPG000_7768.JPG000_7767.JPG000_7766.JPG000_7764.JPG000_7762.JPG000_7761.JPG000_7760.JPG000_7757.JPG000_7756.JPGAD 244-249 (wife of Philip I), struck at Rome AD 245, 4th Issue, 4th Officina, RIC IViii, p. 83, 123c; Cohen 53; Van Meter 13, 4.28 gms, Obverse: diademed and draped bust of Otacilia Severa on a crescent facing right, a stephane in her hair, MARCIA OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Reverse: Pudicitia, veiled, seated left, drawing veil with her hand and holding a scepter, PVDICITIA AVG, lustrous coin with just the tiniest hint of attractive toning, a real fox of a sharp and superb portrait of the empress, lovely detail in her hairstyle, very detailed Pudicitia on the reverse, clear and full legends on both sides of the coin, a well struck and centered coin on a huge (yes, that’s the word!) flan, and a stunningly beautiful coin, especially in hand, Asking price: $325 includes priority shipping and insurance000_7755.JPG

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Herennius Etruscus Antoninianus

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Trajan Denarius

000_7720.JPG000_7719.JPG000_7718.JPG000_7715.JPG000_7712.JPG000_7711.JPG000_7710.JPG000_7709.JPG000_7707.JPG000_7705.JPG000_7704.JPG000_7701.JPG000_7699.JPG000_7698.JPG000_7697.JPG000_7696.JPG000_7694.JPG000_7693.JPG000_7691.JPG000_7690.JPG000_7688.JPG000_7687.JPGAD 98-117, struck AD 101-102 at Rome, RIC II 61 var. (no drapery); BMCRE pg. 45, 108 note; RSC 244a; Van Meter 26/6, 19 mm, 3.31 gms, Obverse: laureate bust of Trajan facing right, slight drapery on his left shoulder, IMP CAES NERVA TRAIAN AVG GERM, Reverse: Victory walking right, holding a palm branch and a wreath, PM TR P COS IIII PP, deeply rich gray and attractive toning, superb and sharp portrait of Trajan, exquisitely detailed Victory on the reverse, clear and full legends on both obverse and reverse, a lovely coin with its high relief portrait and sharp reverse against the deep toning, just a beauty, and I agree wholeheartedly with the grade of Choice EF given it by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin, from my researches it seems this is rather a scarce issue for Trajan with Victory walking right and not standing on a prow,000_7686.JPG Asking price: $650 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Diocletian Antoninianus

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Philip I Antoninianus

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Domitian Denarius

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Probus Antoninianus

000_7583.JPG000_7581.JPG000_7579.JPG000_7578.JPG000_7577.JPG000_7576.JPG000_7575.JPG000_7571.JPG000_7570.JPG000_7568.JPG000_7567.JPG000_7566.JPG000_7565.JPG000_7563.JPG000_7562.JPG000_7559.JPG000_7558.JPG000_7557.JPG000_7556.JPG000_7555.JPG000_7553.JPG000_7552.JPG000_7551.JPGProbus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, minted at Siscia, RIC V Part II, 713, Obverse: radiate and mantled bust of Probus facing right, IMP PROBVS P F AVG, Reverse: Pax standing left, holding a branch and a long transverse scepter, PAX AVGVSTI, XXI in exergue, P in right field, silvered coin with golden brown toning that is very attractive, a splendid portrait of Probus, very detailed Pax on the reverse, full and clear legends (sharper than my photography shows) on both sides of the coin, obverse well centered and struck, the reverse is well struck but slightly off center, but all the legend is fully there and nothing off the flan, a lovely coin indeed and an exceptional example of this issue of Probus’s, Asking price: $235 includes priority shipping and insurance000_7550.JPG

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