Monthly Archives: September 2010

Trajan Decius Antoninianus

Trajan Decius Antoninianus, Emperor AD 249-251, struck at Rome, RIC 29c, RSC 113, 22 mm, 4.3 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Trajan Decius facing right, IMP C M Q TRAIANVS DECIVS AVG, Reverse:  Victory advancing left, holding her wreath in her upraised right hand and her palm branch in her left arm, VICTORIA AVG, a very lustrous coin that is pin sharp struck and well centered, a wonderful portrait of Decius, a detailed Victory and devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, a real beauty of a coin graded Mint State by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, and an exceptional example in my opinion of this issue of Decius’s, Asking price:  $340 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Gordian III Antoninianus

Gordian III Antoninianus, Emperor AD 238-244, minted at Rome AD 241-243, RIC 88, RSC 250, 22 mm, 4.0 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Reverse:  Apollo seated left, holding a branch in his right hand and leaning his left arm upon his lyre, PM TR P IIII COS II PP, a very lustrous coin, brilliantly so, that is well struck and centered with a sharp and charming portrait of Gordian, a detailed Apollo and devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on boths sides, a beautiful and pin sharp coin, Asking price:  $140 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, minted at Rome AD 241-243, RIC 84, RSC 109, 22 mm, 4.4 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Reverse:  Jupiter standing facing, his head turned right, holding a long scepter in his right hand and his thunderbolt in his left arm, IOVI STATORI, a very lustrous coin pin sharp and well struck and centered, fantastic portrait of Gordian, detailed Jove on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, just a gorgeous coin with a full circle of beading on the obverse and full/nearly full on the reverse, graded AU by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $225 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Tacitus Antoninianus

Tacitus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 275-276, struck at Rome, RIC 93, RSC 123, 22 mm, 4.21 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Tacitus facing right, IMP C M CL TACITVS AVG, Reverse:  Salus standing slightly left, her head turned left, feeding a snake rising from an altar with her right hand and holding a long scepter in her left, SALVS AVG, XXI Delta in exergue, a beautiful coin with very, very light toning and nearly full silvering, a superb and sharp portrait of Tacitus, a detailed Salus and serpent and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a very lovely coin well struck and centered, Asking price:  $190 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Diocletian Antoninianus

Diocletain Antoninianus, Emperor AD 284-305, struck at Lugdunum AD 285, RIC 91, 23 mm, 3.8 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Diocletian facing right, IMP C C VAL DIOCLETIANVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Victory standing half-left, holding her wreath in her upraised right hand and cradling her palm branch in her left arm, VICTORIA AVG, A in the left field, a sharp and full silvered coin with areas of very lovely light reddish highlights, especially on the reverse, well centered and struck on a broad flan, a very lovely and attractive coin, one I cannot seem to find many examples of, but that is just my observation, Asking price:  $145 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Philip I Antoninianus

Philip I Antoninianus, Emperor AD 244-249, minted at Rome AD 247, RIC 65, RSC 171, 23.5 mm, 4.39 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right, IMP PHILIPPVS AVG, Reverse:  Roma seated left on a shield, holding Victory in her upraised right palm and a long scepter in her left arm, an altar at her feet, ROMAE AETERNAE, a very lustrous coin, sharp and well struck and centered, a superb portrait of Philip, a detailed Roma and devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, a lovely, lovely coin that is pin sharp and struck on a broad, heavy flan, Asking price:  $180 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 148, RSC 296, 21 mm, 3.7 gms, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian III facing right, IMP GORDIANVS PIVS FEL AVG, Reverse:  Providentia standing left, holding a wand/baton/rod in her right hand and a long scepter in her left arm, a globe at her feet, PROVID AVG, a very lustrous coin well centered and struck, a superb and sharp portrait of Gordian, a detailed Providentia on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful and pin sharp coin, Asking price:  $195 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Philip I Antoninianus

Philip I Antoninianus, Emperor AD 244-249, minted at Rome AD 244-247, RIC 28c, RSC 25, Obverse:  radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing right, IMP M IVL PHILIPPVS AVG, Reverse:  Annona standing half-left, holding ears of grain over a modius with her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, ANNONA AVGG, a very lustrous coin, brilliantly so, that is sharply struck and well centered, a gorgeous and pin sharp portrait of Philip, an Annona struck with a fresh die and with exquisite detail, and full and clear legends on both sides, a full (or 99%!) ring of beads on the obverse and full ring on the reverse,  just a jewel of an example of this issue, beautiful, Asking price:  $345 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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Otacilia Severa Antoninianus

Otacilia Severa Antoninianus, wife of Philip I (Emperor AD 244-249), struck at Rome, RIC 125c, RSC 4, Obverse:  diademed and draped bust of Otacilia Severa facing right, resting on a crescent, and wearing a stephane in her elaborately weaved hair, M OTACIL SEVERA AVG, Reverse:  Concordia seated left, holding a patera in her outstretched right hand and cradling two cornucopiae in her left arm, CONCORDIA AVGG, a very lustrous, bright, and beautiful coin well struck and centered, a very pretty and fetching and sharp portrait of Otacilia, a detailed Concordia on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, a lovely coin with an especially attractive portrait, Asking price:  $275 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Trajan Denarius

Trajan Denarius, Emperor AD 98-117, minted at Rome AD 103-111, RIC 118, RSC 85, 18 mm, 3.1 gms, Obverse:  laureate bust of Trajan facing right, slight drapery on left shoulder, IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P, Reverse:  Aequitas standing left, holding her scales with her right hand and cradling a cornucopia in her left arm, COS V PP SPQR OPTIMO PRINC, a very lustrous coin, sharp and bright, with a superb and high relief portrait of Trajan, a sharp and detailed Aequitas on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, a well struck and centered coin that is just beautiful, a real gem in my opinion, Asking price:  $670 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (please see shipping information page)

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