Monthly Archives: April 2008

Philip I Antoninianus

000_8502.JPG000_8501.JPG000_8500.JPG000_8498.JPG000_8497.JPG000_8496.JPG000_8495.JPG000_8494.JPG000_8491.JPG000_8490.JPG000_8488.JPG000_8487.JPG000_8484.JPG000_8483.JPG000_8482.JPG000_8481.JPG000_8480.JPG000_8479.JPG000_8478.JPG000_8477.JPG000_8475.JPGAD 244-249, struck at Rome AD 247-249, RIC-IV-III-38b-C; Van Meter 20, 23.3 mm, 4.13 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right, IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Reverse: Liberalitas standing left, holding an abacus and a cornucopia, LIBERALITAS AVGG II (struck to commemorate the second donative of 247 and to mark the arrival of the imperial family in Rome, and thank you, Mr. Van Meter!), very lustrous coin (more than my photography shows), superb and high relief portrait of the often scowling Philip, incredibly detailed and also high relief reverse, full and sharp legends on both sides of the coin, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and who grades it EF, remarks of it: “A choice specimen, struck from fresh dies, that is also well centered and attractive.” A beautiful and stunning coin well struck on a large flan, Asking price: $215 includes priority shipping and insurance000_8474.JPG

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Severus Alexander Denarius

000_8460.JPG000_8458.JPG000_8457.JPG000_8456.JPG000_8450.JPG000_8447.JPG000_8442.JPGAD 222-235, minted at Rome AD 231-235, RIC 254; Van Meter 58, Obverse: laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander facing right, IMP ALEXANDER PIVS AVG, Reverse: Spes walking left, holding a flower and raising her skirt, SPES PVBLICA, lustrous coin (more so than my photography shows), with light, attractive toning, superb portrait of Severus Alexander in very high relief, very detailed reverse also in high relief, full and sharp legends on both sides of the coin, a real beauty, and especially so in hand, Asking price: $295 includes priority shipping and insurance000_8437.JPG

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Severina Antoninianus

000_8472.JPG000_8471.JPG000_8470.JPG000_8467.JPG000_8466.JPG000_8433.JPG000_8432.JPG000_8430.JPG000_8427.JPG000_8426.JPG000_8425.JPG000_8424.JPG000_8421.JPG000_8419.JPG000_8418.JPG000_8417.JPG000_8415.JPG000_8414.JPG000_8411.JPG000_8410.JPG000_8409.JPGAugusta AD 274-275, minted at Ticinum, RIC 9; Goebl-78Ad5 (115 spec.); Van Meter 5, 4.19 gms, Obverse: diademed and draped bust of Severina facing right, resting on a crescent, SEVERINA AVG, Reverse: Fides on the left, holding two standards, greeted by Sol holding a globe, PROVIDEN DEOR, in exergue VXXT (officina 5), dark chocolate brown toning (ever so slightly darker than my photography shows), well centered and struck coin with much detail and full and clear legends on both obverse and reverse, a lovely coin, and a very, very nice example of this empress’s coinage, graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price: $179 includes priority shipping and insurance000_8408.JPG

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Gordian III Antoninianus

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Herennius Etruscus Antoninianus

000_8377.JPG000_8376.JPG000_8375.JPG000_8374.JPG000_8371.JPG000_8370.JPG000_8369.JPG000_8367.JPG000_8366.JPG000_8364.JPG000_8363.JPG000_8362.JPG000_8360.JPG000_8359.JPG000_8357.JPG000_8356.JPG000_8355.JPG000_8354.JPG000_8353.JPG000_8352.JPG000_8350.JPG000_8349.JPGAD 251, struck at Rome AD 250-251, RIC-IV-3-143-S; RSC 14; Van Meter 10, 22.4 mm, 4.16 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Herennius Etruscus facing right, Q HER ETR MES DECIVS NOB C, Reverse: priestly implements: sprinkler, simpulum, jug, and lituus, PIETAS AVGVSTORVM, very lustrous coin, more than my photography captures, superb, chiseled and very high relief portrait of the young emperor, very detailed reverse devices in very high relief, graded Extremely Fine by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin, and who remarks of it: “Exceptional example of this scarce to rare coinage. While the reverse demonstrates normal die wear, the obverse is of an incredible fine style. Worthy of the finest collection.” This is indeed a lovely and beautiful coin, just a gem, Asking price: $335 includes priority shipping and insurance000_8348.JPG

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Probus Antoninianus

000_8346.JPG000_8345.JPG000_8344.JPG000_8343.JPG000_8342.JPG000_8341.JPG000_8340.JPG000_8339.JPG000_8338.JPG000_8337.JPG000_8336.JPG000_8335.JPG000_8333.JPG000_8332.JPG000_8331.JPG000_8330.JPG000_8328.JPG000_8326.JPG000_8325.JPG000_8324.JPG000_8323.JPGProbus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, struck at Siscia AD 277,  22 x 23 mm, Obverse: radiate and mantled bust of Probus facing left, holding an eagle-tipped scepter, IMP CM AVR PROBVS PF AVG, Reverse: Mars advancing right, carrying a spear and a trophy, VIRTVS PROBI AVG, XXIS in exergue, graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin, and who remarks of it: “>90% silvering.” Very lovely coin with a great (nay, superb!) portrait of Probus, very detailed reverse, with evidence that Mars has been doing some very major weightlifting, full and clear legends on both sides of the coin, sharp and beautiful coin well struck and centered that my less than stellar photography doesn’t do justice to, a real gem, Asking price: $240 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)000_8321.JPG

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