Monthly Archives: October 2009

Probus Antoninianus

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Probus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, minted at Serdica, RIC 851 variety, 23.1 mm, 3.61 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Probus facing right, IMP C M AVR PROBVS AVG, Reverse:  Probus standing left, holding a long scepter and accepting a wreath from Orbis Terrarum, RESTITVT ORBIS, a star in field between them, KA(pellet)Gamma in exergue, silvered coin with beautiful golden toning, superb portrait of Probus, detailed Probus and Orbis Terrarum and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a well struck and centered coin graded Choice EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and who remarks of it:  “This obverse legend is not listed in RIC with this reverse type.”  A lovely, lovely coin struck on a broad flan, Asking price:  $215 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Philip II Antoninianus

000_4548.jpg000_4554.jpg000_4549.jpg000_4553.jpgPhilip II Antoninianus, Emperor AD 247-249 (Caesar AD 244-247), minted as Caesar, RIC 218d, RSC 48,  22 mm, 4.76 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip II facing right, M IVL PHILIPPVS CAES, Reverse:  Philip standing left, wearing military garb, holding a globe in his upraised right palm and a reversed spear in his left arm, PRINCIPI IVVENT, very lustrous coin with just a touch of attractive toning, a superb portrait of the young caesar, detailed Philip and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides of the coin, a well struck and centered example of Philip that is just lovely, Asking price:  $150 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Tacitus Antoninianus

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Tacitus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 275-276, minted in Gaul, RIC 65, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right, IMP CL TACITVS AVG, Reverse:  Felicitas standing left, holding a long caduceus in her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, TEMPORVM FELICITAS, Delta in left field, a star in the right field, attractive even medium green toning, excellent portrait of Tacitus, detailed Felicitas on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a lovely coin graded Nice VF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it,  Asking price:  $90 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Diocletian Antoninianus

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Diocletian Antoninianus, Emperor AD 284-305, minted at Alexandria, 20 mm, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Diocletian facing right, IMP C DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Diocletian, facing right, receiving Victory perched on a globe from Jupiter, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Delta in the field between them, ALE in exergue, beautiful coin with lovely deserty sandy toning, great portrait of the emperor, detailed reverse devices, full and clear legends on both sides, graded EF/EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and I concur, a lovely coin with a superb portrait, Asking price:  $75 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Aurelian Antoninianus

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Aurelian Antoninianus, Emperor AD 270-275, minted at Rome AD 272-274, RIC 61, RSC 153,  3.77 gms, Obverse:  radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right, IMP C AVRELIANVS AVG, Reverse:  Sol advancing left, raising his right hand and holding a globe in his upraised left palm, treading on one of two captives at his feet, ORIENS AVG, T in exergue, lovely coin with pretty green/grey even toning, great portrait of Aurelian, detailed Sol and captives on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a well struck and centered coin with a beautiful color, Asking price:  $77 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Gordian III Antoninianus

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Gordian III Antoninianus, Emperor AD 238-244, minted at Rome July-December AD 243 (12th issue, 3rd Officina), RIC 153, RSC 336, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Reverse:  Securitas standing half-left, leaning on a column with her left elbow and holding a long scepter in her right arm, her left leg crossed over her right, SECVRITAS PERPETVA, very lustrous coin, a great portrait of Gordian, detailed Securitas and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a lovely coin that is well struck and centered, and according to my researches a scarcer coin for Gordian III,  Asking price:  $90 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Aurelian Antoninianus

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Aurelian Antoninianus, Emperor AD 270-275, minted at Siscia (?), Tripolis (?), RIC 408 (?),  23 mm, 3.8 gms,  Obverse:  radiate and cuirassed (mantled) bust of Aurelian facing right, IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Reverse:  Aurelian standing right, holding a globe in his outstretched left hand and a long scepter in his right, accepting Victory from a soldier (Virtus?) standing opposite him and holding a long transverse spear in his left arm, VIRTVS MILITVM, Gamma in exergue, a superb and superbly bull-necked and unusually styled portrait of Aurelian, a very detailed emperor and soldier on the reverse, Victory not fully struck up but clearer than my photos show, full and clear legends on both sides, a gorgeous coin with frosted green and lightly frosted silvering, lovely, lovely toning indeed, from my researches a scarce issue for Aurelian and again, I must comment on the especially beautiful frosted green and silver toning on this example!  Asking price:  $250 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Tetricus I Antoninianus

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Tetricus I, Emperor (of the Gallic Secessionist Empire) AD 271-274, RIC 126, RSC 154,  3.65 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Tetricus I facing right, IMP C TETRICVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Salus standing left, feeding a snake rising from an altar, SALVS AVGG, glossy coin darkly and attractively toned, a fantastic portrait of Tetricus I, superior to many I’ve seen of his coins, slightly softly struck but clear Salus on the reverse, full and clear obverse legend, full and clear reverse legend with the exception of the SA in SALVS slightly off the flan, a lovely coin with an exceptional and well struck obverse, Asking price:  $90 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Gordian III Antoninianus

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Gordian III Antoninianus, Emperor AD 238-244, RIC 83, RSC 41,  Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Reverse:  Sol standing front, his head turned left, raising his right hand and holding a globe in his upraised left palm, AETERNITATI AVG, very lustrous coin, great portrait of Gordian III, detailed Sol on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a lovely, lovely coin that is well struck and centered, Asking price:  $180 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Trajan Decius Antoninianus

000_4761.jpg000_4760.jpg000_4764.jpg000_4758.jpgTrajan Decius Antoninianus, Emperor AD 249-251, minted at Rome, RIC 21b, RSC 86, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius facing right, IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Reverse:  the two Pannoniae standing front, their heads turned in opposite directions, each holding a standard, PANNONIAE, very lustrous coin, a superb portrait of Decius, detailed Pannoniae on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a well struck and centered coin except the reverse struck just the tiniest bit off center, a beautiful coin indeed, Asking price:  $265 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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