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Maximus Denarius

Maximus Denarius, son of Maximinus (Emperor AD 235-238) and Caesar under him AD 235-238, struck as Caesar at Rome AD 236, RIC 1, RSC 1,  19 mm, 3.3 gms, Obverse:  bare-headed and draped bust of Maximus facing right, IVL VERVS MAXIMVS CAES, Reverse:  Roman sacrificial implements, from left to right:  lituus (curved wand, like a crozier), secespita (knife), capis (jug, pitcher, water vessel), simpulum (large spoon, ladle), and aspergillum (whisk, sprinkler), PIETAS AVG, a very lustrous coin with just the tiniest, tiniest touch of attractive and very subtle lovely golden toning, a fabulous, sharp, and expressive portrait of Maximus in high relief, superlatively detailed reverse with the implements as sharply struck and detailed as I’ve ever seen, full and clear legends on both sides, a beautiful coin indeed well struck and centered and graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, Asking price:  $1,390 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Balbinus Antoninianus

Balbinus Antoninianus, Emperor AD 238, minted at Rome, RIC 12, RSC 17,  22.26 mm, 5.02 gms, Obverse:  radiate and draped bust of Balbinus facing right, IMP CAES D CAEL BALBINVS AVG, Reverse:  Clasped hands, PIETAS MVTVA AVGG, a very lustrous coin well centered and struck with a superb and high relief portrait of Balbinus, detailed hands on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, graded Extremely Fine by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it and a very beautiful and impressive coin on a large flan with almost full circles on both sides, Asking price:  $1,215 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Aurelian Antoninianus

Aurelian Antoninianus, Emperor AD 270-275, minted at Rome, or is it Serdica?  Rome:  RIC 62 (with P in exergue), RSC 154.  Serdica:  RIC 279 (with P in exergue), RSC 145.  23.11 mm, 4.09 gms, Obverse:  radiate and cuirassed bust of Aurelian facing right, IMP AVRELIANVS AVG, Reverse:  Sol standing left rasing his right hand and holding a globe in his left palm behind him, two captives at his feet, one of whom he is treading upon, ORIENS AVG, P in exergue, a gorgeous coin graded Mint State by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, with full silvering that is toned and lovely, a superlative portrait of Aurelian, detailed Sol and devices on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides, full circles on both sides and perfectly struck with the exception of the G in AVG on the reverse not quite fully struck up, a real beauty indeed, Asking price:  $375 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, minted at Rome AD 249-250, RIC 29c, RSC 113, 21 mm, 4.6 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 and palm branch, VICTORIA AVG, a sharply struck and well centered coin with a superb portrait of Decius, a detailed and sharp Victory on the reverse, and full and clear legends on boths sides, a very beautiful coin indeed, very lustrous, and graded ”AU+ if not Mint State” by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, an exceptional example of this issue of Decius’s, Asking price:  $335 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 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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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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