Monthly Archives: May 2008

Gordian III Antoninianus

000_9132.JPG000_9131.JPG000_9129.JPG000_9128.JPG000_9127.JPG000_9126.JPG000_9124.JPG000_9123.JPG000_9122.JPG000_9121.JPG000_9120.JPG000_9119.JPG000_9118.JPG000_9117.JPG000_9116.JPG000_9115.JPG000_9114.JPG000_9113.JPGGordian III Antoninianus, Emperor AD 238-244, minted at Rome Feb.-Apr. AD 244 (14th Issue, 5th Officina), RIC IViii, 154, page 31; Cohen 348; Van Meter 53, 4.01 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Reverse: Victory standing left, holding a palm branch and leaning on a shield below which is seated a captive, VICTOR AETER, very lustrous coin, superb and wispy bearded portrait showing Gordian III a bit older than in previous issues of his coinage (perhaps because he is older!), very detailed reverse right down to the captive at the feet of Victory, full and sharp inscriptions on both sides of the coin, very well centered and struck on a large flan, just a beautiful and stunning coin indeed, Asking price: $285 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9112.JPG

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Caracalla Denarius

000_9227.JPG000_9226.JPG000_9225.JPG000_9224.JPG000_9223.JPG000_9222.JPG000_9221.JPG000_9220.JPG000_9219.JPG000_9218.JPG000_9217.JPG000_9215.JPG000_9214.JPG000_9213.JPG000_9212.JPG000_9211.JPG000_9210.JPGCaracalla Denarius, Emperor AD 198-217, RIC 135, RSC 122, Van Meter 39, Obverse: laureate and draped bust of Caracalla facing right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG, Reverse: Liberalitas standing left, holding an abacus and a cornucopia, IIII LIBERALITAS AVGG (refers to the fourth donative in AD 204, in conjunction with the Saecular Games), very lustrous coin with just the tiniest hint of attractive toning, superb portrait of the cherub faced young emperor who would age on his coinage into the scowling and bearded young man we’ve seen so often, very detailed reverse, full and sharp legends on both sides of the coin, beautiful and well struck and centered, truly a little jewel of a coin, Asking price: $225 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9209.JPG

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Hadrian Denarius

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Severina Antoninianus

000_9170.JPG000_9169.JPG000_9168.JPG000_9166.JPG000_9165.JPG000_9163.JPG000_9162.JPG000_9161.JPG000_9160.JPG000_9159.JPG000_9158.JPG000_9156.JPG000_9155.JPG000_9154.JPGSeverina Antoninianus, Augusta AD 274-275, minted at Antioch, Officina 5, RIC V, Part I, 20; Van Meter 4, draped bust of Severina facing right on a crescent, stephane in her hair, SEVERINA AVG, Reverse: Concordia standing facing, her head to the left, a standard in each of her hands, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, V in lower left field, XXI in exergue, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin remarks on its nice silvering, and it is indeed very attractive on the chocolate brown toning, the silvering made photography for me a bit difficult for this coin, very nice portrait of the empress, detailed reverse, a lovely coin, especially in hand, Asking price: $97 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9153.JPG

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Salonina Antoninianus

000_9189.JPG000_9187.JPG000_9186.JPG000_9184.JPG000_9183.JPG000_9182.JPG000_9181.JPG000_9179.JPG000_9178.JPG000_9177.JPG000_9172.JPGSalonina Antoninianus, Augusta AD 254-268 (wife of Gallienus), struck at Antioch AD 267, RIC-V-I-90var-C (leaf mintmark); Van Meter 5, 21.1 mm, 4.18 gms, Obverse: diademed and draped bust of Salonina facing right, resting on a crescent, SALONINA AVG, Reverse: Ceres seated left, holding ears of grain and a long torch, CERERI AVG, the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased this coin grades it Choice VF (and may I note that this was back in the days when Choice VF denoted a VERY nice coin indeed?!) and remarks of it: “Well centered and struck.  Light antique toning adheres to both surfaces. Interesting RIC unlisted Leaf mintmark.” A very attractive coin with a great portrait of Salonina that is very detailed and well struck, a detailed Ceres and devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, the surfaces are excellent and the toning is lovely, from my researches a scarcer type for Salonina, Asking price: $215 includes priority shipping and insurance000_9171.JPG

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Maximinus Denarius

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Carinus Antoninianus

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Constantius Gallus Centenionalis/AE2

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Gordian III Antoninianus

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Gordian III Antoninianus

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