Monthly Archives: July 2010

Philip I Antoninianus

Philip I Antoninianus, Emperor AD 244-249, struck at Rome AD 246-247, RIC 3, RSC 124, 4.66 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right, IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Reverse:  Felicitas standing half-left, her head turned left, holding a long caduceus in her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, PM TR P III COS PP, a brilliantly lustrous coin with a superb portrait, a detailed and sharp Felicitas on the reverse, and full and clear inscriptions on both sides, well centered and well struck with the technical observation that parts of the reverse legend are not fully struck up but are as struck and clearly legible, a beautiful and sharp coin graded Superb Extremely Fine by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $375 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Probus Antoninianus

Probus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 276-282, struck at Rome AD 281, RIC 213, RSC 744, 21 mm, Obverse:  radiate and cuirassed bust of Probus facing right, IMP PROBVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Victory advancing left, holding a wreath in her right hand and a trophy in her left, VICTORIA AVG, a lovely coin with sandy toning with original soil still adhering, great portrait graded EF+ by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and VF+ for a detailed reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a very attractive coin with its deserty toning, Asking price:  $49 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Caracalla Denarius

Caracalla Denarius, Emperor AD 198-217, minted at Rome AD 213, RIC 223, RSC 150, 19 mm, 3.3 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Caracalla facing right, ANTONINVS PIVS AVG BRIT, Reverse:  Mars advancing left, holding a spear in his right hand and a trophy in his left arm, MARTI PROPVGNATORI, a very lustrous coin with just the tiniest touch of attractive toning, well struck and centered with the technical observation that the obverse is perhaps just ever so slightly off center (!), with a great portrait of Caracalla, detailed Mars and his trademark accouterments, and full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful coin, Asking price:  $250 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Trajan Decius Antoninianus

Trajan Decius Antoninianus, Emperor AD 249-251, struck at Rome, RIC 12b, RSC 16, 4.35 gms, Obverse: radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius facing right, IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Reverse: Dacia, diademed and draped, standing slightly left, her head turned left, holding a draco battle standard, DACIA, a very lustrous coin, sharp and well centered and struck, superb portrait of Decius, detailed Dacia on the reverse and full and clear legends on both sides, a very beautiful coin graded Superb Extremely Fine by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and who notes of it: “Perfect silver.” Asking price: $295 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Gordian III Antoninianus

Gordian III Antoninianus, Emperor AD 238-244, struck at Rome AD 241-243, RIC 86, RSC 121, 4.01 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Reverse:  Laetitia standing half-left, holding a wreath and an anchor, LAETITITA AVG N, a just plain beautiful coin well struck and centered with a superlative portrait of Gordian, detailed Laetitia on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, graded Superb Extremely Fine for the obverse and Extremely Fine for the reverse by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased the coin, a pin sharp example and a lovely coin that is very lustrous, Asking price:  $195 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Claudius Gothicus Antoninianus

Claudius Gothicus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 268-270, RIC 52, RSC 124, 3.2 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Claudius Gothicus facing right, IMP C CLAVDIVS AVG, Reverse:  Jupiter standing facing, his head turned right, holding his thunderbolt and scepter, IOVI STATORI, lustrous, partially silvered coin that is very attractive, in hand the reddish areas appear as what they are, diffused red highlights, a superb portrait of Claudius with a sharply struck hair and beard, detailed Jupiter on the reverse, full and clear obverse legend with the exception of IM in IMP not fully struck up, last part of  reverse legend not fully struck as shown, a lovely coin with an excellent portrait, Asking price:  $92 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Claudius Gothicus Antoninianus

Claudius Gothicus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 268-270, struck at Milan (?), RIC 157, RSC 202, 19 mm, Obverse:  radiate and draped bust of Claudius Gothicus facing right, IMP CLAVDIVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Pax advancing left, holding an olive branch and a long transverse scepter, PAX AVG, a lovely coin with very light green toning in attractive combination with its sandy/desert patina, a wonderful and detailed portrait of Claudius, detailed Pax on the reverse, full and clear legends with the exception of P in PAX not struck up, a very nice example, Asking price:  $36 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Honorius AE 2

Honorius AE 2, Emperor AD 394-423, struck at Nicomedia, RIC 46c, 22 mm, 5.5 gms, Obverse:  diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Honorius facing right, DN HONORIVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Honorius standing facing, his head turned right, holding a globe in his left hand and a labarum with Chi-Ro in his right, GLORIA ROMANORVM, SMN (Gamma?) in exergue, a very attractive and well centered coin with lovely rich chocolate brown patina, a wonderful and detailed portrait of Honorius, better than many I’ve seen on this issue for Honorius, a detailed emperor on the reverse and full and clear legends on both sides, a very, very nice example, Asking price:  $79 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Claudius Gothicus Antoninianus

Claudius Gothicus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 268-270, struck at Siscia, RIC 181, RSC 140, 2.64 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Claudius Gothicus facing right, IMP CLAVDIVS AVG, Reverse:  Laetitia standing half-left, holding a wreath in her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, LAETITIA AVG, I in the right field, a very lovely coin that is very lustrous with subtle golden highlights, a superb and sharply struck portrait, detailed Laetitia on the reverse, the legends are clear but missing portions as shown in the photographs, an attractive example with a wonderful portrait, graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $52 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Gordian III Antoninianus

Gordian III Antoninianus, Emperor AD 238-244, struck at Rome AD 243-244, RIC 147, RSC 160, 4.58 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Reverse:  Mars advancing right, holding a spear and a shield, MARTEM PROPVGNATOREM, a very lustrous coin well centered and struck with a super portrait of Gordian, detailed and sharp Mars on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, a real gem in my opinion, Asking price:  $165 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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