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Roman Bronze & Antoninianus Coinage up to 300 AD
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DESCRIPTION; (ref; Sear or New Sear = Roman Coins & Their Values); H = Hendin; Guide to Biblical Coins

GRD

CAT.

£

 

Judean; AE Prutah (Biblical ´Widow’s Mite); John Hyrcanus 11: High priest of Judaea from 76 to 40 BC; Obv. Hebrew inscription in wreath Rev. Double cornucopia (off-struck) Herod 1 had him executed! (Hendin 479)

VG

RB3070

Sold

Judean; AE Prutah: 1st Jewish Revolt against Rome 66-70 AD; Obv: Amphora with broad rim; Rev: Vine Leaf: These prutah are the last type minted by the Kingdom of Israel before the destruction of the second commonwealth (Hendin 661) Historical Coin!

NF

RB3068

Sold

Republican; 211-208 B.C., AE As; slight dishing with much wear as usual; large chunky coin with some visible detail. OBV: 'Jugate heads of Janus'; REV: 'ROMA'; Prow of ship, club above, ´I’ before; (N/Sear 632)

 

Good

 

RB2907

 

24.95

Germanicus; 15 B.C. - 19 A.D., AE As (struck by Claudius); fairly worn & slight bow with brassy tone; reasonable features/legends. OBV: 'GERMANICVS CAESAR TI.AVGVST.F.DIVI AVG.N. '; REV: 'TI.CLAVDIVS CAESAR AVG.GERM.P.M.TR.P.IMP. '; around large 'S.C. '; (Sear601)

 

VG

 

RB2914

 

Sold

Titus; 69-71 A.D., AE Sestertius; from specialist collector; very scarce denomination; brown tone, very worn with detail & part legends. OBV: 'IMP.T.CAES.VESP.AVG.P.M.TR.P.P.P.COS.VIII. '; REV: 'FELICIT.PVBLIC.S.C. '; Felicitas holding cornucopiae; (New Sear 2523)

 

Good

 

RB3102

 

Sold

Trajan; 98-117 A.D., AE Sestertius; from specialist collector; brassy colour with some obverse toning; reasonable features with weak strike bottom left. OBV: 'IMP.CAES.NER.TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG.GER.DAC.P.M.TR.P.COS.VI.P.P. '; REV: 'SENATVS POPVLVSQVE ROMANVS S.C. '; Felicitas standing left; (New Sear 3192)

 

NF

 

RB3074

 

50.00

Hadrian; 117-138 A.D., AE As; brassy tone but very attractive; bold portrait with mostly clear obverse legend; reverse weaker but does not detract. OBV: 'HADRIANVS AVGVSTVS'; REV: 'COS.III.S.C. '; Salus holding patera right; (New Sear 3681)

 

GF/F

 

RB2905

 

37.50

Antoninus Pius; 138-161 A.D., AE Dupondius; river find; small flan but very chunky with excellent detail both sides. OBV: 'ANTONINVS AVG.PIVS P.P.TR.P.XIX. '; REV: 'LIBERTAS COS.IIII.S.C. '; Liberty standing left; (Sear 1283); Bucks.

 

NVF

 

RB2890

 

55.00

Marcus Aurelius; 161-180 A.D., AE Sestertius; couple light green spots to edge but otherwise full patina with clear detail; reverse weaker but scarce. OBV: ´M.ANTONINVS AVG.TR.P.XVII.’; REV: ´RELIG.AVG. in ex IMP.VI.COS.III.S.C.’; temple of Mercury on slopes of the Aventine with statue of God on pedestal; (New Sear 4996)

 

F+/F

 

RB2910

 

50.00

Commodus; 177-192 A.D., AE Sestertius; cleaned with traces of original patina; mostly clear obverse legend with very scarce reverse; from specialist collector. OBV: 'IMP.L.AVREL.COMMODVS AVG.GERM.SARM. '; REV; 'DE GERM. In ex TR.P.II.COS.P.P.S.C. '; two captives seated below trophy; (New Sear 5739)

 

F/VG

 

RB3110

 

30.00

Commodus; 177-192 A.D., AE Sestertius; lovely full green patina & attractive; weaker reverse as usual but full obverse legend. OBV: 'M.COMMODVS ANTON.AVG.PIVS BRIT. '; REV: 'VOTA SVSCEP.DECEN.P.M.TR.P.VIIII.IMP.VII. COS.IIII.P.P. (in ex) S.C. '; Emperor sacrificing; (New Sear 5833)

 

F+/F

 

RB2990

 

65.00

Lucilla; c.180 A.D., AE As; hand-written very old ticket (1905); rough surface with much of legend on smaller flan; better reverse; scarce. OBV: 'LVCILLAE AVG.ANTONINI AVG.F.'; REV: 'VENVS S.C.'; Venus right, holding apple; (New Sear 5523)

 

F+/GF

 

RB3015

 

44.50

Severus Alexander; 222-235 A.D., AE Sestertius; from specialist collector; brown colour & mostly in good order with majority of legends intact. OBV: 'IMP.SEV.ALEXANDER AVG. '; REV: 'P.M.TR.P.VII.COS.II.P.P. '; Virtus standing on prow holding parazonium; (New Sear 7995)

 

GF

 

RB3089

 

27.50

3rd Century Provincial; uncertain but from remaining legend, appears to be Gordian III AE28. Brassy colour with intact detail & parts legends. Reverse of Tyche (?) within temple. Obverse legend: 'IMP.CAES…..ORDIANVS AVG.COS.II.P.P.

 

VG

 

RB3003

 

Sold

Hostilian; 251 A.D., AR/AE Antoninianus; rare Emperor; from old collection with 1978 ticket; almost pure bronze with trace of silver in reverse detail; attractive. OBV: ´C.VALENS HOSTIL.MES.QVINTVS N.C.’; REV: ´PRINCIPI IVVENTVTIS’; Emperor holding standard & spear; (Sear 2759); ex-Lockdales

 

F+/GF

 

RB2840

 

Sold

Gordian & Tranquillina; 238-244 A.D., AE28 Provincial; attractive green patina throughout with clear legends & features. OBV: 'AVT K M ANT ΓOΡΔIANOC CEB, TΡANKYΛA below, confronted draped busts / OΔHCC EITΩN, Athena standing left, holding spear and shield, E in left field'; Odessos, Thrace.

 

F+

 

RB2984

 

27.50

Trebonianus Gallus; 251-253 A.D., AR Antoninianus; old collection ticket from 1970s (Sydney Clark); slight rainbow toning with bold detail & full legends. OBV: 'IMP.C.C.VIB.TREB.GALLVS AVG. '; REV: 'PIETAS AVGG. '; Pietas, altar before; (Sear 2790)

NVF/

VF

 

RB3059

 

32.50

Aemilian; 253 A.D., AR Antoninianus; some dark infill but seems of good weight; mostly clear legends & detail; rare Emperor. OBV: 'IMP.AEMILIANVS PIVS FEL.AVG. '; REV: 'MARTI PROPVGT'; Mars with shield & spear; (New Sear 9837)

 

F+

 

RB3171

 

125.00

Gallienus; 253-268 A.D., AE Antoninianus; sold to one of our customers in the 2000's; smoothed but all detail & legends visible. OBV: 'GALLIENVS AVG. '; REV: 'VIRTVS AVG. DXV'; Virtus standing right; (Sim. Sear 3001)

 

F

 

RB3084

 

6.95

Claudius II; 268-270 A.D., AE Antoninianus; old collection ticket from 1970's (Sydney Clark collection); dark tone with majority of legends & features intact. OBV: 'IMP.C.CLAVDIVS AVG. '; REV: 'ANNONA AVG. '; Annona with prow; (Sear 3197)

 

GF

 

RB3042

 

5.95

Quintillus; 270 A.D., AE Antoninianus; scarce Emperor; usual small flan & fairly worn with visible detail & parts legends. OBV: 'IMP.C.M.AVR.QVINTILLVS AVG. '; REV: 'FECVNDITAS AVG. '; Fecunditas leaning on pillar.

 

Good

 

RB2901

 

7.95

Tacitus; 275-276 A.D., AE Antoninianus; much original tinning remains; bold features & clear legends; scarce Emperor.

OBV: 'IMP.CL.TACITVS AVG. '; REV: 'MARS VICTOR'; Virtus carrying trophy right.

 

GF

 

RB2892

 

23.50

Probus; 276-282 A.D., AE Antoninianus; traces of underlying silvering; good grade with very nice central reverse. OBV: 'IMP.C.PROBVS P.F.AVG. '; REV: 'PAX AVG. '; Pax holding flower; (sear 3359)

NVF/GVF

 

RB2973

 

19.95

Carus; 282-283 A.D., AE Antoninianus; scarce; trace obverse silvering with dark reverse; clear legends. OBV: 'IMP.CARVS P.F.AVG. '; REV: 'PAX EXERCITI PXX1'; Pax standing left holding olive branch; (Sear3403)

 

GF/F

 

RB2917

 

19.95

Carus; 282-283 A.D., AE Antoninianus; scarce Emperor; looks like remains of underlying silvering; decent obverse with bold rev. OBV: 'IMP.C.M.AVR.CARVS P.F.AVG. '; REV: 'VIRTVS AVGG. XXI'; Carus receiving Victory from Jupiter; (Sim. Sear 3409)

F+/

GF+

 

RB2974

 

18.50

Carinus; 283-285 A.D., AE Antoninianus; scarce Emperor; dark green patina, minor surface pitting; attractive with clear details. OBV: 'IMP.C.M.AVR.CARINVS P.F.AVG. '; REV: 'VIRTVS AVGG. XXI'; Emperor receiving Victory from Jupiter; (Sear 3477)

GF/

NVF

 

RB2996

 

21.00

Carausius; 287-293 A.D., AE Antoninianus; dark tone with edge nibbling; off-struck reverse but better reverse type.

OBV: 'IMP.C.CARAVSIVS P.F.AVG. '; REV: 'LAETITIA AVG. '; Laetitia holding wreath; no mintmark; (New Sear 13605)

 

GF

 

RB3013

 

45.00

Carausius; 287-293 A.D., AE Antoninianus; finder had lightly varnished which has left some white surface colouring. High grade portrait with almost clear legends. OBV: 'IMP.C.CARAVSIVS P.AVG. '; REV: 'PAX AVG. '; no mintmark; Pax holding wreath & sceptre; (Sear 3579); Lincs.

 

NVF/

GF

 

RB2885

 

35.00

Carausius; 287-293 A.D., AE Antoninianus; fairly bold detail with mostly clear legends; better than often seen. OBV: ´IMP. CARAVSIVS P.F.AVG. ´; REV: ´SALVS AVG. ´; no mintmark attributed to Rouen; Salus feeding snake; (Sim. New Sear 13709)

 

GF

 

RB3011

 

27.50

Allectus; 293-296 A.D., AE Quinarius; very much a low grade with visible detail obverse better than reverse. OBV: 'IMP.C.ALLECTVS P.F.AVG. '; REV: 'VIRTVS AVG. QC'; galley with rowers; (Sear 3596); Lincs.

Good/

Fair

 

RB2807

 

5.95




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