Category Archives: Late Empire

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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Valentinian I AE 3

Valentinian I AE 3, Emperor AD 364-375, minted at Siscia AD 364-367, RIC 7a, RSC 37, 2.24 gms, Obverse:  diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valentinian I facing right, DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Victory advancing left, holding her wreath and palm branch, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, dot Delta SISC in exergue, a very nice coin with light green patina, sharp portrait of Valentinian, detailed Victory on the reverse, full and clear reverse legend, obverse legend slightly softly struck, well centered, Asking price:  $39 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Valentinian II AE 2

Valentinian II AE 2, Emperor AD 375-392, struck at Antioch AD 378-383, RIC 40b iii, 21.5 x 22.5 mm, 5.8 gms, Obverse:  helmeted and cuirassed bust of Valentinian II facing right, holding a spear in his right hand and a shield in his left, DN VALENTINIANVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Valentinian standing on the prow of a galley piloted by Victory, a cross in the upper right field, a wreath in the middle left field, GLORIA ROMANORVM, ANTE in exergue, a lovely coin graded VF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, and who remarks of it:  “Brown surfaces with some green in fields; several small pits at obverse bottom rim containing stable green patina (not bronze disease!).”  The green in the fields and the obverse bottom is quite attractive in my opinion and this is an interesting and very nice coin.  The emphatic disclaimer by the dealer from whom I purchased the coin is echoed by me, who has had the coin for seven years and the green is indeed stable.  His exclamation point, by the way!  Asking price:  $68 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Valens AE 3

Valens AE 3, Emperor AD 364-378, minted at Siscia, RIC 15b, just 15b, no subtype (?), 7b ii (?), I can’t tell the difference between these two attributions except date of striking, 19.06 mm, 2.2 gms, Obverse:  pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Valens facing right, DN VALENS PF AVG, Reverse:  Victory advancing left, holding her wreath and palm branch, SECVRITAS REIPVBLICAE, dot ASISC in exergue, a lovely coin graded EF by the numismatist/dealer from whom I purchased it, and who remarks of it:  “Beautiful sharp strike, well centered, smooth fields.  Beautiful dark patina.”  This dealer attributes the coin as 15b, and is no doubt correct.  A great coin indeed, Asking price:  $69 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Gratian AE 2

Gratian AE 2, Emperor AD 367-383, minted at Siscia AD 378-383, RIC 26a, 24 mm, 6.09 gms, Obverse:  diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gratian facing right, DN GRATIANVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Gratian standing facing, his head turned left, holding a globe on which Victory is perched in his left hand and with his right raising a kneeling and crowned female, REPARATIO REIPVB, BSISC in exergue, a very nicely struck and lovely coin with light chocolate brown patina, wonderful portrait of Gratian and a detailed scene in all its devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, a well centered coin and a great example of this issue, Asking price:  $67 includes priority shipping and insurance in the U.S., registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Arcadius AE 2

Arcadius AE 2, Emperor AD 383-408, struck at Nicomedia AD 392-395, RIC 46b, 22 mm, 4.9 gms, Obverse:  pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Arcadius facing right, DN ARCADIVS PF AVG, Reverse:  Arcadius standing facing, his head turned right, holding a globe in his upraised left palm and a labarum in his right hand, GLORIA ROMANORVM, SMNB in exergue, a beautiful coin with a lovely and even coat of deserty/soil patina, wonderful cameo like portrait of Arcadius, a detailed emperor and devices on the reverse, full and clear legends on both sides, Asking price:  $92 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Theodosius I AE 2

Theodosius I AE 2, Emperor AD 379-395, minted at Siscia AD 379-383, RIC 26c, 22.5 mm, 4.57 gms, Obverse:  pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Theodosius I facing right, DN THEODOSIVS P F AVG, Reverse:  Theodosius standing facing, his head turned left, holding a globe on which Victory is perched in his upraised left palm, and with his right raising a kneeling woman wearing a crown to her feet, REPARATIO REIPVB, BSISC in exergue, a lovely coin with even and attractive very light green patina, a wonderful portrait, detailed Theodosius and scene on the reverse, and full and clear legends on both sides with the exception of the B in REIPVB slightly softly struck, well centered on a nice round flan, and better than many I’ve seen of this issue and a scarce issue from my researches, Asking price:  $133 includes priority shipping and insurance, registered to other countries (see shipping information page)

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Aelia Flacilla AE2

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