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#5960: Bronze Sestertius - 235 AD,
Maximinus 
with VICTORY

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of MAXIMINUS (235-238 AD). Maximinus was born a Thracian peasant and was a herdsman before joining the army of Septimus Severus.  Due to his enormous physical size and military skills, he rose through the ranks quickly.  He obtain governorship of Mesopotamia during Alexander Severus' Persian Wars.  He was in charge of training Pannonian troops for an invasion of Germany when he organized a revolt against Severus Alexander.  He finally die at the hands of his ownmens after failing to seize Aquileia from Senatorial rebels. 

Obv:  Maximinus
Rev:
  Victory
Diameter:
  31 mm diameter (about the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine plus (Much better than photo shows)

                SOLD  $99.95 plus shipping

 

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#6383: Silver Denarius - 235 AD,
Maximinus 
**Celebrates Military**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"  

Obv:  Maximinus
Rev:
  Him between Two Military Standards
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

                     SOLD  $49.95 plus shipping

 

 

#10723 Silver Denarius - 235 AD,
Maximinus 
**Celebrates Military**

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"  

Obv:  Maximinus
Rev:
  Him between Two Military Standards
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (bit larger than a US Penny)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

                     SOLD  $89.95 plus shipping

 

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#9042: Bronze Sestertius - 235 AD,
Maximinus 
with VICTORY

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"  

Obv:  Maximinus
Rev:
  Salus Seated
Diameter:
  29 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Fine plus (Much better than photo shows)

                    SOLD  $59.95 plus shipping

 

#11094: Bronze Sestertius - 238 AD, Year of Six Emperors
Pupienus  -  RARE Emperor

Rare this nice!!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of PUPIENUS (238 AD). Pupienus was of humble origin and rose through the ranks of the Army and gained admission to the Senate.  He serve as Consel twice, as Governor in Gaul and Perfect in Rome.  When Maximinus troops failed to capture the city of Aquileira, the murdered the tyrant and pledged loyalty to the senate and its elected officials.  Upon thier return to Rome, Pupienus tried to instead greater discipline in the trroops.  The Praetorian Guard kidnapped him and murdered him in July 238.

Obv:  Pupienus
Rev:
  Concordia Seated
Diameter:
  29 mm diameter (almost diameter of a US $.50, but, twice as thick)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus/about Very Fine, Hole at 6:00

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#5961: Bronze Sestertius - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! MURDERED !!
with AEQUITAS (Roman "Equity")

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of GORDIAN III (238-244 AD). Gordian III was the grandson of Gordian I. He became known as "The Boy Emperor." In a political move, he was given the title of Caesar by the joint emperors Balbinus and Pupienus at age 13 years. Upon their deaths he was raised to the rank of emperor (Augustus). Little is known about his reign. There was a rebellion in Africa, promptly suppressed, in 240 AD. He is believed to be generally successful. Gordian was deposed and murdered near Circesium in Mesopotamia apparently a plot by his successor, Philip I ("The Arab"). 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Aequitas (Roman Equity") !!
Diameter:
  31 mm diameter (about the size of a US $.50 - BIG for this issue)
Condition:
  Very Fine/about Fine

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#10240: Bronze Sestertius - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! MURDERED !!
with Libertas (Roman Personnification of Liberty)

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Libertas (Roman Personnification of Liberty)
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (about the size of a US $.50 - BIG for this issue)
Condition:
  Very Fine - Great Contrasting patina and Smooth Surfaces

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#9263: Bronze Sestertius - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! MURDERED !!
with SOL (Roman Sun God)

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Sol, Roman Sun God
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (about the size of a US $.50 - BIG for this issue)
Condition:
  Very Fine/Fine plus - Great Contrasting patina

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10063.JPG (55273 bytes) #10063A: Bronze Sestertius - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! MURDERED !!
with APOLLO (Greek Sun God / Patron of Music)

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Apollo seated, Leaning Lyre
Diameter:
  28 - 32 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Very Fine - Nice Green patina

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#11370: Bronze Sestertius - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! MURDERED !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Him Seated holding Globe
Diameter:
  28 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Very Fine - Nice Green patina

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#11581: Bronze Sestertius - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! MURDERED !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Salus, Feeding Snake 
Diameter:
  29 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Very Fine - Nice Two-tone patina

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#10063B: Bronze Sestertius - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! MURDERED !!
with SECURITAS (Roman personification of Secuirty)

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Securitas, Leaning against Column
Diameter:
  27 mm diameter (substantially bigger than US Quarter)
Condition:
  Fine - Nice Green patina

                     SOLD  $69.95 plus shipping

 

 

10057.JPG (65369 bytes) #10057: SILVER Denarius - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Securitas, Roman Personification of Security
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Nickel)
                    Giant Flan for type
Condition:
  Very Fine

          SOLD $59.95 plus shipping

 

10097.JPG (58730 bytes) #10097: SILVER Denarius - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Gordian on Horseback
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Penny)                    
Condition:
  about Very Fine, Nice Toning

          SOLD    $44.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

 

  #11250: SILVER Antoninianus - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with Sol - Roman Sun God !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Sol, Roman Sun God
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine, mild porosity

           SOLD $59.95 plus shipping


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#9697: SILVER Antoninianus - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with Hercules !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Hercules
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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10092.JPG (67486 bytes) #10092: SILVER Antoninianus - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with Gordian Sacrificing !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Gordian Sacrificing
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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9873.JPG (51468 bytes) #9873: SILVER Antoninianus - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with Aequitas !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Aequitas (Roman personification of "Equity")
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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9882.JPG (54221 bytes) #9882: SILVER Antoninianus - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with Laetitia !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Laetitia (Roman personification of "Joy and Good Grace")
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Fine, Slight Porosity

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#10967: SILVER Antoninianus - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with Jupiter !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Jupiter holding Staff 
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Fine, Slight Porosity

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9875.JPG (50265 bytes) #9875: SILVER Antoninianus - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Gordian III in Military Garb
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#10969: SILVER Antoninianus - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with Him as Priest!!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Him as Priest Sacrificing 
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#11249: SILVER Antoninianus - 240 AD, “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with Mars, God of War !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Gordian III
Rev:
  Mars, God of War
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine, Lightly toned, Some surface porosity

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#6928: SILVER Antoninianus - 246 AD, 
Philip I, "The Arab" !!  
Celebrates the First Millennium of Rome !!!!!!

Elephant Reverse....

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of PHILIP I A.D. 244-249 in CELEBRATION of the 1000th anniversary (Millennium). M. Julius Philippus, a native of Arabia, was appointed to the post of praetorian prefect by Gordian III. He is thought to have brought about the murder Gordian III. The chief event of his reign was the celebration, in 248, of the thousandth anniversary of the foundation of Rome. In a later battle, he was defeated and killed together with his son at Verona.. 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Elephant Walking with Rider, Celebrates the First Millennium of Rome !!!
Diameter:  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Extra Fine, copper spot on obverse

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  #11299: SILVER Antoninianus - 246 AD, 
Philip I, "The Arab" !!  
Celebrates the First Millennium of Rome !!!!!!

Lion Reverse....

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of PHILIP I A.D. 244-249 in CELEBRATION of the 1000th anniversary (Millennium). M. Julius Philippus, a native of Arabia, was appointed to the post of praetorian prefect by Gordian III. He is thought to have brought about the murder Gordian III. The chief event of his reign was the celebration, in 248, of the thousandth anniversary of the foundation of Rome. In a later battle, he was defeated and killed together with his son at Verona.. 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Lion Prowling, Celebrates the First Millennium of Rome !!!
Diameter:  22 mm diameter (bit larger than US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine, Nice toning

           SOLD  $179  plus shipping

 

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#6929: SILVER Antoninianus - 246 AD, 
Philip I, "The Arab" !!  
Celebrates the First Millennium of Rome !!!!!!

Commemorates the Column Dedicated in Honors of the Games to Celebrate the First Millennium

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Inscribed Column
Diameter:  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Extra Fine

           SOLD  $119  plus shipping

 

 

#11234: SILVER Antoninianus - 246 AD, 
Philip I, "The Arab" !!  

Historical Context:  See above 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Fides with Military Standards (Ref: Faithfulness of the Military)
Diameter:  23 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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9874.JPG (60508 bytes) #9874: SILVER Antoninianus - 246 AD, Philip I, "The Arab" !!  Murder of “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with Annona (Goddess of the Harvest) Rev. !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Annona (Goddess of the Harvest)
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US Silver Quarter)
Condition:
  Fine Plus

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#11251: SILVER Antoninianus - 246 AD, Philip I, "The Arab" !!  Murder of “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with Victory Rev. !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Victory Seated
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US Silver Quarter)
Condition:
  V Good

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#11252: SILVER Antoninianus - 246 AD, Philip I, "The Arab" !!  Murder of “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with Annona (Goddess of the Harvest) Rev. !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Annona (Goddess of the Harvest)
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US Silver Quarter)
Condition:
  V Good

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#10966: SILVER Antoninianus - 246 AD, Philip I, "The Arab" !!  Murder of “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with Annona (Goddess of the Harvest) Rev. !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Annona, Roman Goddess of the Wheat Harvest
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US Silver Quarter)
Condition:
  Fine Plus

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#9122: BRONZE Sestertius - 246 AD, Philip I, "The Arab" !!  Murder of “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
with SALUS (Goddess of HEALTH) Rev. !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Salus, Roman Goddess of Health (Typical indicates that the Emperor survived an Illness)
Diameter:
  33 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Silver Dollar and thicker)
Condition:
  Fine

                     SOLD  $59.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

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#11372: Philip I, "The Arab",  Bronze Sestertius
Murder of “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
Laetitia, Personification of Joy  !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Laetitia, Personification of Joy  
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (about diameter of a US $.50 and twice as thick)
Condition:
  Fine/Fine plus

                     SOLD  $99.95 plus shipping

 

 

9468.JPG (47555 bytes) #9468: Philip I, "The Arab",  Bronze Sestertius
Murder of “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
Ref:  Roman Equity !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Aequitas, Roman Personification of Equity 
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (about diameter of a US $.50 and twice as thick)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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9530.JPG (46442 bytes) #9530: Philip I, "The Arab",  Bronze Sestertius
Murder of “Boy” Emperor - Gordian III!! 
Ref:  Victory Rev !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Victory placing Wreath 
Diameter:
  27 mm diameter (almost diameter of a US $.50 and thicker)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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10073.JPG (67982 bytes) #10073: SILVER Antoninianus - 246 AD, Philip II 

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip II, son of Philip I, The Arab
Rev:
  Him in Military Garb
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US Silver Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine/Fine

                     SOLD  $39.95 plus shipping

 

#10960: Philip I "The Arab",  BILLON TETRADRACHM
from Seluecis and Pieria 

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip I, "The Arab"
Re
v:  Eagle, Wings Open
Diameter:
  28 mm diameter (substantially larger than a US Quarter and thicker)
Condition:
  Fine/almost Very Fine, Earthen Highlights 

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7416.JPG (57565 bytes) #7416: Philip I, "The Arab",  AE30
from Seluecis and Pieria 
Ref:  City Goddess with Ram Above

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip I, The Arab
Re
v:  City Goddess with Ram Above
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (almost diameter of a US $.50 and thicker)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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#10843: Philip II, Son of Philip "The Arab",  AE30
from Seluecis and Pieria 
Ref:  City Goddess with Ram Above

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip II, Son of Philip "The Arab"
Re
v:  City Goddess with Ram Above
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (almost diameter of a US $.50 and thicker)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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#10959: Philip II, Son of Philip "The Arab",  SILVER TETRADRACHM
from Seluecis and Pieria 

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Philip II, Son of Philip "The Arab"
Re
v:  Eagle, Wings Open
Diameter:
  28 mm diameter (substantially larger than a US Quarter and thicker)
Condition:
  Very Fine/almost Fine (deposits)

                      SOLD  $129 plus shipping

 

 

#11256: SILVER Antoninianus - 250 AD, Otacilla, Wife of Philip, The Arab

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context" 

Obv:  Otacilla
Rev:
  Concordia Seated
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine, Some porosity

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#1861: SILVER Antoninianus - 250 AD, Trajan Decius,
with Decius on Horseback !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of TRAJAN DECIUS A.D. 249 - 251.  C. Messius Quintus Traianus Decius attained senatorial rank early in his career and was governor of Lower Moesia from 234-8. His reign was spent in fighting the barbarians on the Northern frontier and the Goths. The reign of Decius is best known for his rigorous persecution of the Christians. In 251, he was lured into a swampy area by Kniva, King of the Goths, and was ambushed and killed with his son Etruscus.

Obv:  Trajan Decius
Rev:
  Trajan Decius on Horseback 
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#10968: SILVER Antoninianus - 250 AD, Trajan Decius,
with "Genius" of the Military !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of TRAJAN DECIUS A.D. 249 - 251.  C. Messius Quintus Traianus Decius attained senatorial rank early in his career and was governor of Lower Moesia from 234-8. His reign was spent in fighting the barbarians on the Northern frontier and the Goths. The reign of Decius is best known for his rigorous persecution of the Christians. In 251, he was lured into a swampy area by Kniva, King of the Goths, and was ambushed and killed with his son Etruscus.

Obv:  Trajan Decius
Rev:
   Genius of the Military, Standard Behind
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine/almost Fine

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#11253: SILVER Antoninianus - 250 AD, Trajan Decius,
with VICTORY !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Trajan Decius
Rev:
   Victory Running Left
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine/almost Fine

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#11254: SILVER Antoninianus - 250 AD, Trajan Decius,
with VICTORY !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Trajan Decius
Rev:
   Victory Running Left
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine/almost Fine

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#11255: SILVER Antoninianus - 250 AD, Trajan Decius,

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Trajan Decius
Rev:
   Him on Horseback
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine

             SOLD  $59.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#8334: BRONZE Sestertius - 250 AD, Trajan Decius

Historical Context:  See above 

Obv:  Trajan Decius
Rev:
  Dacia Standing, Holding Jackel Headed Staff 
Diameter: 
26 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Fine, Nicely toned

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#11373: BRONZE Sestertius - 250 AD, Trajan Decius

Historical Context:  See above 

Obv:  Trajan Decius
Rev:
  Dacia Standing, Holding Jackel Headed Staff 
Diameter:
  26 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine/Fine, Nice Green Patina

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#11378: BRONZE Sestertius - 250 AD, Trajan Decius

Historical Context:  See above 

Obv:  Trajan Decius
Rev:
  Two Pannoniae holding Standards
Diameter:
  29 mm diameter (about diameter of US $.50)
Condition:
  Very Fine/Fine, Nice Brown/Two Tone Patina

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#9502: SILVER Antoninianus - 250 AD, Herennia Etruscilla
Wife of Trajan Decius,
with Fecunditas (Roman "Fertility") Standing holding Cornucopia !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of TRAJAN DECIUS A.D. 249 - 251.  C. Messius Quintus Traianus Decius attained senatorial rank early in his career and was governor of Lower Moesia from 234-8. His reign was spent in fighting the barbarians on the Northern frontier and the Goths. The reign of Decius is best known for his rigorous persecution of the Christians. In 251, he was lured into a swampy area by Kniva, King of the Goths, and was ambushed and killed with his son Etruscus.

Obv:  Herennia Etruscilla
Rev:
   Fecunditas (Roman "Fertility") Standing holding Cornucopia
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  about Very Fine/almost Fine

             SOLD  $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

#4302: AR Antoninianus - 252 AD, 
Volusian - Son of Gallus as HIGH PRIEST

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE around 251 to 253 AD during the reign of VOLUSIAN as Augustus.    

Obv:  Volusian
Rev:  Volusion Holding Branch and Sceptor
Diameter:  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:  Very Fine

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#1153: SILVER Antoninianus - 252 to 253 AD, Volusion

RARE Emperor killed with is father, Trebonianus Gallus (above)

Historical Context:  He was the son of Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 AD), who served as Senator and Consul prior to his ascending to the throne.  Volusion was raised to the rank of Caesar.  In 253 AD, the Danubian legions marched on Rome, Gallus’ forces were grossly outnumbered and they mutinied against him on the eve of the battle.  They killed Treb Gallus and Volusion.  

Obv:  Volusion
Rev:
  Pax, Roman Peace
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about the diameter of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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10075.JPG (67330 bytes) #10075: SILVER Antoninianus - 253 AD, Valerian II

RARE Emperor

Historical Context:  He was the son of Valerian I (253-260 AD):  Valerian I rose through the ranks and became Augustus (Emperor).  He was a competent ruler and sought remedies for the chaos that had beseiged the empire, including battling the Persian ruler Shapur.  Valerian foolishly met with Shapur regarding a peace agreement.  Shapur captured him and made him a slave using him to mount his horse.  In a cruel twist, Shapur later had Valerian killed, skinned, and his skin was tanned into leather.  That leather was used to make a footstool Shapur used to mount his horse.  

Obv:  Valerian II
Rev:
  Essentially Blank
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about the diameter of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine plus (weak strike)

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9519.JPG (44447 bytes) #9519: SILVER Antoninianus - 253 to 268 AD, Reign of Gallienius

Historical Context:  P. Licinius Egnatius Gallienus, son of Valerian, was made co-emperor in 253 AD soon after his father elevation.  After the capture of Valerian by the Persians, Gallienus became a ruler of the whole empire subject not only to fierce barbarian attacks, but rent by internal revolts, famine and plagues.  Gallienus was murdered at the siege of Milan .

Obv:  Gallienius
Rev:
  Felicitas standing
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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  #11629: BRONZE Antoninianus - 253 to 268 AD, Reign of Gallienius
Gallienius' Zoomorphic Series

Historical Context:  P. Licinius Egnatius Gallienus, son of Valerian, was made co-emperor in 253 AD soon after his father elevation.  After the capture of Valerian by the Persians, Gallienus became a ruler of the whole empire subject not only to fierce barbarian attacks, but rent by internal revolts, famine and plagues.  Gallienus was murdered at the siege of Milan .

Obv:  Gallienius
Rev:
  Hippocamp
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  about Very Fine, some silvering remaining

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#4449: SILVER Antoninianus - 250 AD, Reign of Herennius Etruscus !!  Priestly Implements !!  Sharp !!

Historical Context:  Herennius Etruscus was the son of Trajan Decius and Herennia Etruscilla.  He was appointed caesar in the spring of 250 AD and was given the assignment to go to the Danubian front and take coordinate the defenses against the Goths.  He was raised to the rank of co-Augustus in May of 251 AD after the second defeat of the Goths.  He was killed in battle with his father in June 251 AD.

Obv:  Herennius Etruscus
Rev:
  PRIESTLY IMPLEMENTS, refering to Herennius' assention to the Priesthood.   
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#7848: AR Antoninianus - 252 AD, 
Volusian - Son of Gallus 

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE around 251 to 253 AD during the reign of VOLUSIAN as Augustus.    

Obv:  Volusian
Rev:
  Pax, Roman personification of "Peace"  
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine/Fine

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#9507: AR Antoninianus - 252 AD, 
Volusian - Son of Gallus 

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE around 251 to 253 AD during the reign of VOLUSIAN as Augustus.    

Obv:  Volusian
Rev:
  Concordia, Roman personification of "Agreement"  
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#8547: AR Antoninianus - 252 AD, 
Volusian - Son of Gallus as HIGH PRIEST

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE around 251 to 253 AD during the reign of VOLUSIAN as Augustus.    

Obv:  Volusian
Rev:
  Volusion sacrificing over a tripod  
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#1791: SILVER Antoninianus - 252 AD, Trebonianus Gallus / Annona (Goddess of the Wheat Harvest) !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 AD): Served as Senator and Consul prior to his ascending to the throne. He negoitated an unfavorable peace and marched to Rome for Senate confirmation. He raised his son, Volusion, to the rank of Caesar. In 253 AD, the Danubian legions marched on Rome, Gallus’ forces were grossly outnumbered and they mutinied against him on the eve of the battle. They killed him and Volusion.

Obv:  Trebonianus Gallus
Rev:
  ANNONA, Goddess of the WHEAT HARVEST 
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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10111.JPG (80327 bytes) #10111: SILVER Antoninianus - 252 AD, Trebonianus Gallus / 
Plea to END a PLAGUE

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of Trebonianus Gallus (251-253 AD): Served as Senator and Consul prior to his ascending to the throne. He negoitated an unfavorable peace and marched to Rome for Senate confirmation. He raised his son, Volusion, to the rank of Caesar. In 253 AD, the Danubian legions marched on Rome, Gallus’ forces were grossly outnumbered and they mutinied against him on the eve of the battle. They killed him and Volusion.

Obv:  Trebonianus Gallus
Rev:
  Juno Martialis Seated - Refers to Public rituals to End a Plague 
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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8488.JPG (52023 bytes) #8488: SILVER Antoninianus - 252 AD, 
Valerian / Victory

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of VALERIAN I (253-260 AD).  Valerian rose through the ranks and became Augustus (Emperor).  He was a competent ruler and sought remedies for the chaos that had beseiged the empire, including battling the Persian ruler Shapur.  Valerian foolishly met with Shapur regarding a peace agreement.  Shapur captured him and made him a slave using him to mount his horse.  In a cruel twist, Shapur later had Valerian killed, skinned, and his skin was tanned into leather.  That leather was used to make a footstool Shapur used to mount his horse.

Obv:  Valerian
Rev:
  Vctory facing 
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (almost the diameter of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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10094.JPG (53676 bytes) #10094: SILVER Antoninianus - 252 AD, 
Valerian / Mars - God of War

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of VALERIAN I (253-260 AD).  Valerian rose through the ranks and became Augustus (Emperor).  He was a competent ruler and sought remedies for the chaos that had beseiged the empire, including battling the Persian ruler Shapur.  Valerian foolishly met with Shapur regarding a peace agreement.  Shapur captured him and made him a slave using him to mount his horse.  In a cruel twist, Shapur later had Valerian killed, skinned, and his skin was tanned into leather.  That leather was used to make a footstool Shapur used to mount his horse.

Obv:  Valerian
Rev:
  Mars, God of War 
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the diameter of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine

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10112.JPG (65083 bytes) #10112: SILVER Antoninianus - 252 AD, 
Valerian / Mars - God of War

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of VALERIAN I (253-260 AD).  Valerian rose through the ranks and became Augustus (Emperor).  He was a competent ruler and sought remedies for the chaos that had beseiged the empire, including battling the Persian ruler Shapur.  Valerian foolishly met with Shapur regarding a peace agreement.  Shapur captured him and made him a slave using him to mount his horse.  In a cruel twist, Shapur later had Valerian killed, skinned, and his skin was tanned into leather.  That leather was used to make a footstool Shapur used to mount his horse.

Obv:  Valerian
Rev:
  Mars, God of War 
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the diameter of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine

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#11197: ROMAN Antoninianus - 260 AD, Postumus - 
BRITISH REBEL

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of POSTUMUS (259 - 268 AD). M. Cassianius Latinius Postumus, man of humble origin, Postumus was appointed commander under Valerian. He rebelled against Gallienus, and ruled Gaul, Spain and Britain firmly and wisely for almost a decade. The refusal of Postumus to allow his troops to sack Moguntiacum (Mainz) led to his own assassination.

Obv:  Postumus
Rev:
  Pax holding Branch
Diameter:
  23 mm diameter (slightly larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#10316: ROMAN Bronze - 267 AD, Tetricus - 

with Hilaritas (Roman Personification of Happiness) !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of TETRICUS, 270 – 273 AD.  At the death of Victorinus, Tetricus was Gopvener of Gaul and was persueded by Victoria, mother of Victorinus, to declare himself emperor.  At the same time he gave his son the rank of Ceaser and later Augustus.  He later abdicated to Aurelian.  He was given a post and was allowed to live out his life in Rome.

 Obv:  Tetricus
Rev:
  Hilaritas (Roman Personification of Happiness) 
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  VeryFine

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  #9516: ROMAN Bronze - 267 AD, VICTORINUS - 
Killed by Jealous Husband 
with SALUS (Roman Goddess of HEALTH) !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of VICTORINUS 265 – 270 AD.  M. Piorvonius Victorinus. Was a general and administrator serving as Consul under Postumus. Following the death of Postumus, Victorinus was hailed emperor. Hois forces moved against Marius resulting in the capture of Cologne and eventually the remainder of the Gallic Empire. He was murdered by an official whose wife he had seduced.

Obv:  Victorinus
Rev:
  SALUS (Roman Goddess of HEALTH), Usually indicates the Emperor Survived an Illness
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  VeryFine

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9516.JPG (44780 bytes) #9516: ROMAN Bronze - 267 AD, VICTORINUS - 
Killed by Jealous Husband 
with PROVIDENTIA (Roman Personification of FORESIGHT) !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Victorinus
Rev:
  PROVIDENTIA (Roman Personification of FORESIGHT) 
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  VeryFine

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9735.JPG (45955 bytes) #9735: ROMAN Bronze - 267 AD, Galleinus 
AE As (Rare Denomination for Galleinus)

Ex Wayne Sayles

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of GALLIENUS A.D. 253 - 268.  P. Licinius Egnatius Gallienus, son of Valerian, was made co-emperor soon after his father elevation.  After the capture of Valerian by the Persians, Gallienus became a ruler of the whole empire subject not only to fierce barbarian attacks, but rent by internal revolts, famine and plagues.  Gallienus was murdered at the siege of Milan.

Obv:  Galleinus
Rev:
  PAX (Roman Personification of PEACE) 
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  almost Fine

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#10825: ROMAN Bronze - 267 AD, Galleinus 
ZOO Series

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of GALLIENUS A.D. 253 - 268.  P. Licinius Egnatius Gallienus, son of Valerian, was made co-emperor soon after his father elevation.  After the capture of Valerian by the Persians, Gallienus became a ruler of the whole empire subject not only to fierce barbarian attacks, but rent by internal revolts, famine and plagues.  Gallienus was murdered at the siege of Milan.

Obv:  Galleinus
Rev:
  Antelope 
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine

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#01112: ROMAN Bronze - 267 AD, Galleinus 
ZOO Series

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of GALLIENUS A.D. 253 - 268.  P. Licinius Egnatius Gallienus, son of Valerian, was made co-emperor soon after his father elevation.  After the capture of Valerian by the Persians, Gallienus became a ruler of the whole empire subject not only to fierce barbarian attacks, but rent by internal revolts, famine and plagues.  Gallienus was murdered at the siege of Milan.

Obv:  Galleinus
Rev:
  Pegasus 
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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#9438: ROMAN Bronze - 267 AD, Galleinus 
ZOO Series

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of GALLIENUS A.D. 253 - 268.  P. Licinius Egnatius Gallienus, son of Valerian, was made co-emperor soon after his father elevation.  After the capture of Valerian by the Persians, Gallienus became a ruler of the whole empire subject not only to fierce barbarian attacks, but rent by internal revolts, famine and plagues.  Gallienus was murdered at the siege of Milan.

Obv:  Galleinus
Rev:
  Panther 
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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#9149: ROMAN Bronze - 267 AD, Galleinus 
ZOO Series

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of GALLIENUS A.D. 253 - 268.  P. Licinius Egnatius Gallienus, son of Valerian, was made co-emperor soon after his father elevation.  After the capture of Valerian by the Persians, Gallienus became a ruler of the whole empire subject not only to fierce barbarian attacks, but rent by internal revolts, famine and plagues.  Gallienus was murdered at the siege of Milan.

Obv:  Galleinus
Rev:
  Panther 
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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AURELIAN
Great General turned Emperor
270 to 275 AD

Historical Context:
  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of AURELIAN (270 - 275 AD). Aurelian, by his skill became one of the Empire's greatest generals. After the death of Claudius Gothicus, he was proclaimed emperor and after the suicide of Quintillus, he was left as undisputed. He completely restored the Roman Empire to its former extent. He then initiated the construction of a wall around Rome. However, in spite of his success, Aurelian was assassinated by his officers.

 

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#7444:  AURELIAN - CHOICE Bronze - 274AD:  with SOL (Sun God) and CAPTIVES at His Feet !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Aurelian
Rev:
  SOL, Roman GOD of the SUN, with CAPTIVES at his feet
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

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#9520:  AURELIAN - CHOICE Bronze - 274AD:  with SOL (Sun God) and CAPTIVES at His Feet !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Aurelian
Rev:
  SOL, Roman GOD of the SUN, with CAPTIVES at his feet
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine plus (Nicer than picture)

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#10320:  AURELIAN - CHOICE Bronze - 274AD:  with Provendentia

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Aurelian
Rev:
  Provendentia Standing
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine (nicer than picture)

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#9033:  AURELIAN - CHOICE Bronze - 274AD:  
Refers to Support of the Military

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Aurelian
Rev:
  Concordia Greeting Him (Indicates support by the Military)
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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#10313:  AURELIAN - CHOICE Bronze - 274AD:  
Refers to Support of Jupiter

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Aurelian
Rev:
  Concordia Greeting Him (Indicates support by Jupiter)
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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#10314:  AURELIAN - CHOICE Bronze - 274AD:  
Refers to Support of the Gods

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Aurelian
Rev:
  Orbis Terratum Greeting Him (Indicates support by the Gods)
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Fine

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#10315:  TACITUS - 275 to 276 AD

Obv:  Tacitus in Radiate Crown
Rev:
  Jupiter Handing Globe to Him
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine

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#1146:  FLORIAN -- 276 AD

RARE Emperor

Obv:  Florian in Radiate Crown
Rev:
  Jupiter Handing Victory to Him
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Fine

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PROBUS
Killed by His Own Soldiers......
276 to 282 AD

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of PROBUS (276 - 282 AD). Probus gained rapid promotion in the army, by the reign of Aurelian, he had become one of the leading generals. Soon after the death of Tacitus he was proclaimed emperor. He initiated a series of civics work using the soldiers. The soldiers resented this perceiving it as a delgation of power and in the autumn of 282 he was murdered by a band of mutinous soldiers.

 

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#8629:  PROBUS - 276 to 282 AD
SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Probus in Radiate Helmet
Rev:
  Providentia, Roman Personification of Foresight
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#9027:  PROBUS - 276 to 282 AD
PAX - Roman "Peace"

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Probus in Radiate Crown
Rev:
  Pax, Roman personification of "Peace"
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#9127:  PROBUS - 276 to 282 AD
PAX - Roman "Peace"

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Probus in Radiate Crown
Rev:
  Pax, Roman personification of "Peace"
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine

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#9621:  PROBUS - 276 to 282 AD
Ref:  Faithfulness of the Military !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Probus in Radiate Crown
Rev:
  Fides holding Military Standards (Ref: Faithfulness of the Military)
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#8627:  PROBUS - 276 to 282 AD
Probus as Horseman running down Enemy !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Probus in Radiate Crown
Rev:
  Him on Horseback running down Enemy Soldier
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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#9026:  PROBUS - 276 to 282 AD
Probus Annouces Security of the Empire!!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Probus in Radiate Crown
Rev:
  Securitas Leaning on Column
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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#10317:  PROBUS - 276 to 282 AD
Receives Globe from Jupiter

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Probus in Radiate Crown
Rev:
  Probus receiving Globe from Jupiter
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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#8631:  CARUS - 282 to 283 AD
SHARP !!

Obv:  Carus in Radiate Crown
Rev:
  Spes hitching Skirt, Roman "Hope"
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (little larger than a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine

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#7865:  CARINUS - 283 to 285 AD
SHARP !!

Obv:  Carinus in Radiate Crown
Rev:
  Victory placing Wreath
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about diameter of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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10100.JPG (53685 bytes) #10100:  Post Reform FOLLIS - 310 AD, 
Reign of Maxentius

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of MAXENTIUS (306-312 AD):  He was the son of Maximianus.   When Diocletian established the Tetrarchy, Maxenius was married to Maximilla (daugther of Galerius).  In 306 the Roman People revolts against Galerius due to taxation and elevated Maxentius as Augustus.  Maxentius then recalled his father from retirement for help.  However, he was eventually overcome by the forces of Constantine .

Obv:  Maxentius
Rev:
  Roma seated in Temple
Diameter:
  25 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

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#6061:  PreReform FOLLIS - 290 AD, Reign of Maximianus !!

Full SILVERING - Appears to be White Metal though entire thickness

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of MAXIMIANUS (286 - 305 AD).  Aurelius Valerius Maximianus. Emperor 286-305. Born in Pannonia of humble origin. He was associated with the emperor Diocletian. He supported his son, Maxentius, who had claimed the throne in opposition to Galerius and Constantius. Constantine ordered him to end his own life.

Obv:  Maximianus
Rev:
  Jupiter and Maximianus clasping hands, Victory above
Diameter:
  23 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Fine

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#8521:  Post Reform FOLLIS - 290 AD, Reign of Maximianus - NICE !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of MAXIMIANUS (286 - 305 AD).  Aurelius Valerius Maximianus. Emperor 286-305. Born in Pannonia of humble origin. He was associated with the emperor Diocletian. He supported his son, Maxentius, who had claimed the throne in opposition to Galerius and Constantius. Constantine ordered him to end his own life.

Obv:  Maximianus
Rev:
  GENIUS standing holding a CORNUCOPIA
Diameter:
  28 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

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9513.JPG (44396 bytes) #9513:  Post Reform FOLLIS - 290 AD, Reign of Maximianus 

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Maximianus
Rev:
  Ceres, Roman Goddess of the Grain harvest
Diameter:
  29 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#10318:  Pre Reform FOLLIS - 285 AD, Reign of Diocletian - SHARP !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of DIOCLETIAN A.D. 284 - 305.  Caius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus. Held commands under Probus, Aurelian and Carus. Was proclaimed emperor at the death of Numerian. With Galerius and Constantius Chlorus viciously persecuted the Christians. One of his lastly impacts on the empire was the refoming of the coin standards. He abdicated in 305 and lived out his life in retirement. He was 68 at his death.

Obv:  Diocletian
Rev:
  Diocletian receiving Victory from Jupiter
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine/Fine

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#9622:  Pre Reform FOLLIS - 285 AD, Reign of Diocletian - SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Diocletian
Rev:
  Jupiter holding Thunderbolt
Diameter:
  23 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#11240:  Post Reform FOLLIS - 290 AD, Reign of Diocletian - SHARP !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of DIOCLETIAN A.D. 284 - 305.  Caius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus. Held commands under Probus, Aurelian and Carus. Was proclaimed emperor at the death of Numerian. With Galerius and Constantius Chlorus viciously persecuted the Christians. One of his lastly impacts on the empire was the refoming of the coin standards. He abdicated in 305 and lived out his life in retirement. He was 68 at his death.

Obv:  Diocletian
Rev:
  GENIUS standing holding a CORNUCOPIA
Diameter:
  28 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50) and Heavy for Type
Condition:
  Very Fine plus with substantial silvering

         SOLD  $89.95 each plus shipping
             (exPegasi @ $195)


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#10101:  Post Reform FOLLIS - 290 AD, Reign of Diocletian - SHARP !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of DIOCLETIAN A.D. 284 - 305.  Caius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus. Held commands under Probus, Aurelian and Carus. Was proclaimed emperor at the death of Numerian. With Galerius and Constantius Chlorus viciously persecuted the Christians. One of his lastly impacts on the empire was the refoming of the coin standards. He abdicated in 305 and lived out his life in retirement. He was 68 at his death.

Obv:  Diocletian
Rev:
  GENIUS standing holding a CORNUCOPIA
Diameter:
  30 mm diameter (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Very Fine

         SOLD $39.95 each plus shipping

 

 

LICINIUS
Emperor of the Tetrachy
308 to 324 AD

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of LICINIUS (308 - 324 AD).  Licinius was given the rank of Augustus of the West by Galerius.  He married a half-sister of Constantine the Great and had a son, Licinius II.  He and Constantine the Great issued the edict of Milan recognizing Christianity.  Maximinus attacked him and was defeated.  Following that victory, they ruled jointly for a decade.  However, they eventually clashed, Constantine prevailed and Licinius was slain at age 55.

 

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#9529: Roman Bronze,
Licinius, 308 to 324 AD,
with JUPITER holding VICTORY
VERY SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Licinus
Rev:
  Jupiter holding Victory (Angel-like entity) in his hand, Eagle at his feet
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Pennny)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

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#9526: Roman Bronze,
Licinius, 308 to 324 AD,
with JUPITER holding VICTORY
VERY SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Licinus
Rev:
  Jupiter holding Victory (Angel-like entity) in his hand, Eagle and Captive at his feet
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Pennny)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#10701: Roman Bronze,
Licinius, 308 to 324 AD,
with JUPITER holding VICTORY
VERY SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Licinus
Rev:
  Jupiter holding Victory (Angel-like entity) in his hand, Eagle at his feet
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

         BUY NOW $44.95 each plus shipping

 

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#4854: Roman Bronze,
Licinius, 308 to 324 AD,
with JUPITER holding VICTORY
VERY SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Licinus
Rev:
  Jupiter holding Victory (Angel-like entity) in his hand, Eagle at his feet
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

         BUY NOW $39.95 each plus shipping


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#4864: Roman Bronze,
Licinius, 308 to 324 AD,
with JUPITER holding VICTORY
VERY SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Licinus
Rev:
  Jupiter holding Victory (Angel-like entity) in his hand, Eagle at his feet
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

         BUY NOW $39.95 each plus shipping

 

 

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#5652: Roman Bronze,
Licinius, 308 to 324 AD,
with JUPITER holding VICTORY
VERY SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Licinus
Rev:
  Jupiter holding Victory (Angel-like entity) in his hand, Eagle at his feet
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

         BUY NOW $34.95 each plus shipping

 

 

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#5653: Roman Bronze,
Licinius, 308 to 324 AD,
with JUPITER holding VICTORY
VERY SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Licinus
Rev:
  Jupiter holding Victory (Angel-like entity) in his hand, Eagle at his feet
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

         BUY NOW $34.95 each plus shipping

 

 

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#5654: Roman Bronze,
Licinius, 308 to 324 AD,
with JUPITER holding VICTORY
VERY SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Licinus
Rev:
  Jupiter holding Victory (Angel-like entity) in his hand, Eagle at his feet
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

         BUY NOW $34.95 each plus shipping

 

 

 

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#3012: Roman Bronze,
Licinius, 308 to 324 AD,
with JUPITER holding VICTORY

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Licinus
Rev:
  Jupiter holding Victory (Angel-like entity) in his hand, Eagle at his feet
Diameter:
  24 mm diameter (about the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Fine

         SOLD $21.95 each plus shipping

 

 

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#5163: Post Reform FOLLIS -  295 AD, Constantius I - 
Father of Constantine the Great !!  NICE COIN !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of CONSTANTIUS I (293-306 AD): He was an aristocrat and a successful military commander, serving as Praetorian Praefect. He was elevated to Caeser under Maximian in 293 AD. In order to insure a stronger bond between him and Maximian, he was required to divorce his first wife, Helena, and marry Maximian’s step-daughter. Helena was the Mother of Constantine the Great, whom later became emperor.

Obv:  Constantius I
Rev:
  AEQUITAS (Roman Personnification of EQUITY).  This is typical of Roman use of coins for STATE PROPAGANDA. This was probably meant to communicate to the Roman People the Fairness of their rule!!
Diameter:
  29 mm (almost the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  almost Very Fine

         SOLD $59.95 each plus shipping

 

 

 

 

 

CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  
307 to 337 AD

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of CONSTANTINE the Great, 307-337: By the Edict of Milan he recognized Christianity, the first Roman emperor to do so. He attributed a great victory to a Christian symbol seen during battle, which facilitated his conversion to Christianity. Constatine is notable for selecting the first Pope to be placed in the Vatican and his mother, Helena, became one of the earliest Saints (St. Helen).

 

 

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#10632: ROMAN COIN – 335 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  

One of the First Christian Coins in History -

Very RARE and Highly Collectable

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of CONSTANTINE the Great, 307-337: By the Edict of Milan he recognized Christianity, the first Roman emperor to do so. He attributed a great victory to a Christian symbol seen during battle, which facilitated his conversion to Christianity. Constatine is notable for selecting the first Pope to be placed in the Vatican and his mother, Helena, became one of the earliest Saints (St. Helen).

Coins were the "newspapers" of their day and often used for State propaganda.  This coin is legitimately an announcement by the Roman Government supporting Christianity - One of the earliest ever.

about Roma and the She-Wolf Depiction:  The obverse (front) of this coin is ROMA, patron goddess of Rome. The reverse is the "She Wolf" and twins (Chi-Rho, Christogram, above, reference to the Chirst). According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by twin brothers, Romulus and Remus. They were said to have been the off-spring of the god Mars and Rhea Silvia. Upon birth they were abandoned in a Reed Boat on the Tiber river. The She-Wolf found the abandoned boys as raised them. The reverse scene is the She-Wolf suckling the boys. Later, the twin boys fought over whose name would be used for the city. Remus was killed and the new city, Roma, was named after Romulus.

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Roma
Rev:
  She-Wolf and Twins, Chi-Rho (Christgram) above She-Wolf - Blending of Roman legend with symbol of early Christianity
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine, Earthen highlights

        SOLD   $279 plus shipping

 

 

#11652: ROMAN COIN – 335 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  

One of the First Christian Coins in History -

Very RARE and Highly Collectable

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Roma
Rev:
  She-Wolf and Twins, Chi-Rho (Christgram) above She-Wolf - Blending of Roman legend with symbol of early Christianity
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine, Earthen highlights

        SOLD  $149 plus shipping

 

 

#11306: ROMAN COIN – 333 to 335 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  

One of the First Christian Coins in History -

RARE and Highly Collectable

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of CONSTANTINE the Great, 307-337: By the Edict of Milan he recognized Christianity, the first Roman emperor to do so. He attributed a great victory to a Christian symbol seen during battle, which facilitated his conversion to Christianity. Constatine is notable for selecting the first Pope to be placed in the Vatican and his mother, Helena, became one of the earliest Saints (St. Helen).

Coins were the "newspapers" of their day and often used for State propaganda.  This coin is legitimately an announcement by the Roman Government supporting Christianity - One of the earliest ever.

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Constaninopolis (Constantine's Face)
Rev:
  VICTORY (Angel) on the Prow of a Ship, Chi-Rho (Christgram) to left - Probably first depiction of a "Christian" Angel
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine

        SOLD  $249 plus shipping


#11364: ROMAN COIN – 333 to 335 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  

One of the First Christian Coins in History -

RARE and Highly Collectable

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Constaninopolis (Constantine's Face)
Rev:
  VICTORY (Angel) on the Prow of a Ship, Chi-Rho (Christgram) to left - Probably first depiction of a "Christian" Angel
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine

        SOLD $189 plus shipping

 

#11545: ROMAN COIN – 333 to 335 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  

One of the First Christian Coins in History -

RARE and Highly Collectable

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Constaninopolis (Constantine's Face)
Rev:
  VICTORY (Angel) on the Prow of a Ship, Chi-Rho (Christgram) to left - Probably first depiction of a "Christian" Angel
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  about Fine

        BUY NOW  $99.95 plus shipping

 

 

#11651: ROMAN COIN – 333 to 335 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  

One of the First Christian Coins in History -

RARE and Highly Collectable

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Constaninopolis (Constantine's Face)
Rev:
  VICTORY (Angel) on the Prow of a Ship, Chi-Rho (Christgram) to left - Probably first depiction of a "Christian" Angel
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  about Fine

        BUY NOW  $79.95 plus shipping

 

 

#11676: ROMAN COIN – 333 to 335 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of CONSTANTINE the Great, 307-337: By the Edict of Milan he recognized Christianity, the first Roman emperor to do so. He attributed a great victory to a Christian symbol seen during battle, which facilitated his conversion to Christianity. Constatine is notable for selecting the first Pope to be placed in the Vatican and his mother, Helena, became one of the earliest Saints (St. Helen).

Coins were the "newspapers" of their day and often used for State propaganda.  This coin is legitimately an announcement by the Roman Government supporting Christianity - One of the earliest ever.

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Constaninopolis (Constantine's Face)
Rev:
  VICTORY (Angel) on the Prow of a Ship, Chi-Rho (Christgram) to left - Probably first depiction of a "Christian" Angel
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

SOLD  $69.95 plus shipping

 

 

#11503: ROMAN COIN – 333 to 335 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of CONSTANTINE the Great, 307-337: By the Edict of Milan he recognized Christianity, the first Roman emperor to do so. He attributed a great victory to a Christian symbol seen during battle, which facilitated his conversion to Christianity. Constatine is notable for selecting the first Pope to be placed in the Vatican and his mother, Helena, became one of the earliest Saints (St. Helen).

Coins were the "newspapers" of their day and often used for State propaganda.  This coin is legitimately an announcement by the Roman Government supporting Christianity - One of the earliest ever.

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Constaninopolis (Constantine's Face)
Rev:
  VICTORY (Angel) on the Prow of a Ship, Chi-Rho (Christgram) to left - Probably first depiction of a "Christian" Angel
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

SOLD  $59.95 plus shipping


#11675: ROMAN COIN – 333 to 335 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Constantine the Great 
Rev:
  Genius Standing with Patera and Cornucopia
Diameter:
  23 mm diameter (about the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

BUY NOW  $129 plus shipping
(Ex Pegasi @ $200)

#10661: ROMAN COIN – 320 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  
307 to 337 AD

BETA TRANQUILLA ALTAR !!

Historical Context:  See above.

Obv:  Constantine the Great in Helmet (Great Detail on Helmet !!)
Rev:
  Beta Tranquilla Altar
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

          SOLD   $69.95 plus shipping

 

 

#8519: ROMAN COIN – 320 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  
307 to 337 AD

Historical Context:  See above.

Obv:  Constantine the Great in Helmet (Great Detail on Helmet !!)
Rev:
  Captives at Base of Trophy
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Very Fine/Fine, Partial Silvering

          SOLD    $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#10081: ROMAN COIN – 320 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  
307 to 337 AD

Historical Context:  See above.

Obv:  Constantine the Great
Rev:
  Two Victories Placing Wreath on Inscribed Altar
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Very Fine/Fine

        BUY NOW  $34.95 plus shipping

 

 

#2758: ROMAN COIN – 320 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  
307 to 337 AD

RARE Issue

Historical Context:  See above.

Obv:  Constantine the Great
Rev:
  Mars Standing
Diameter:
  20 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine

        BUY NOW   $79.95 plus shipping

 

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#11124: ROMAN COIN – 320 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  
307 to 337 AD

SOL Standing Left !!

Historical Context:  See above.

Obv:  Constantine the Great
Rev:
  Sol, Roman Sun God
Diameter:
  25 mm diameter (GIANT Flan for issue, about the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

          BUY NOW   $ 199 plus shipping
              (ex-Pegasi @ $295)

 


#11505: ROMAN COIN – 320 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  
307 to 337 AD

MILITARY CAMPGATE !!

Historical Context:  See above.

Obv:  Constantine the Great 
Rev:
  Military Campgate
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Very Fine, with substantial silvering

         SOLD   $39.95 plus shipping


 

9499.JPG (55650 bytes) #9499: ROMAN COIN – 320 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  
307 to 337 AD

MILITARY CAMPGATE !!

Historical Context:  See above.

Obv:  Constantine the Great 
Rev:
  Military Campgate
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

         SOLD   $24.95 plus shipping

 

9497.JPG (33894 bytes) #9497: ROMAN COIN – 320 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  
307 to 337 AD

VICTORY WREATH !!

Historical Context:  See above.

Obv:  Constantine the Great 
Rev:
  Victory Wreath, Commemorates Military Victory
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

         SOLD   $24.95 plus shipping

 

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#8020: ROMAN COIN – 320 AD, 
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  
307 to 337 AD

Constantine the Great in Death Veil !!!

Historical Context:  See above.

Obv:  Constantine the Great (in Death Veil)
Rev:
  Him Standing
Diameter:
  14 mm diameter (about 4/5ths the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine (Both sides are the same color - had photo exposure problem)

         SOLD    $24.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#5393: Bronze Half FOLLIS
Constantine the Great !!  
First CHRISTIAN EMPEROR !!  
PRETTY !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Constaninopolis (Constantine's Face)
Rev:
  VICTORY (Angel) on the Prow of a Ship
Diameter:
  16 mm (almost the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

         BUY NOW $34.95 each plus shipping

 

 

 

 

 

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#11399: ROMAN COIN – 340 AD, 
Constantine the Great
Commemorates Founding of ROME !! 
She-Wolf and Twins !!!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE around 330 AD. The obverse (front) of this coin is ROMA, patron goddess of Rome. The reverse is the "She Wolf" and twins. According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by twin brothers, Romulus and Remus. They were said to have been the off-spring of the god Mars and Rhea Silvia. Upon birth they were abandoned in a Reed Boat on the Tiber river. The She-Wolf found the abandoned boys as raised them. The reverse scene is the She-Wolf suckling the boys. Later, the twin boys fought over whose name would be used for the city. Remus was killed and the new city, Roma, was named after Romulus.

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Roma
Rev:
  She-Wolf and Twins
Diameter:
  17 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus, some light corrosion

         SOLD    $59.95 plus shipping

 

 

#11401: ROMAN COIN – 340 AD, 
Constantine the Great
Commemorates Founding of ROME !! 
She-Wolf and Twins !!!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE around 330 AD. The obverse (front) of this coin is ROMA, patron goddess of Rome. The reverse is the "She Wolf" and twins. According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by twin brothers, Romulus and Remus. They were said to have been the off-spring of the god Mars and Rhea Silvia. Upon birth they were abandoned in a Reed Boat on the Tiber river. The She-Wolf found the abandoned boys as raised them. The reverse scene is the She-Wolf suckling the boys. Later, the twin boys fought over whose name would be used for the city. Remus was killed and the new city, Roma, was named after Romulus.

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Roma
Rev:
  She-Wolf and Twins
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

         SOLD    $69.95 plus shipping

 

 

#11402: ROMAN COIN – 340 AD, 
Constantine the Great
Commemorates Founding of ROME !! 
She-Wolf and Twins !!!

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Roma
Rev:
  She-Wolf and Twins
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Fine

         SOLD    $49.95 plus shipping

 

 

#11504: ROMAN COIN – 340 AD, 
Helena - Mother of Constantine the Great

Historical Context:  See above

Obv:  Helena
Rev:
  Pax, Roman Personification of Peace 
Diameter:
  14 mm diameter (about 4/5ths the diameter of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine

         SOLD   $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#7462: ROMAN COIN – 340 AD, Commemorates Founding of ROME !! Muled Coin (Obverse of one type with reverse of another) !!!

Historical Context:  See above.

Obv:  Helmeted Bust of Roma
Rev:
  Two Soldiers holding Standards
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine/Fine plus

         SOLD $14.95 plus shipping

 

9718.JPG (52905 bytes) #9718: ROMAN COIN – 350 AD, Constantius II !! 
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
SILVER SILIQUA

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of Constantius II (337-361 AD). Constantius, the second son of Constantine I and Fausta, was given the rank of Caesar in 324, soon after the defeat of Licinius. On the division of the Empire he received all the eastern territories from Asia Minor to Cyrenaica, and 2 years later he acquired Thrace. In 360 his cousin Julian had been proclaimed Augustus at Paris by his troops. When Constantius set out Paris, he was attacked by fever and died.

Obv:  Constantius II
Rev:
  Votive Wreath
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Very Fine

         BUY NOW   $169 plus shipping

 

 

#11501: ROMAN COIN – 350 AD, Constantius II !! 
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
SILVER SILIQUA

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of Constantius II (337-361 AD). Constantius, the second son of Constantine I and Fausta, was given the rank of Caesar in 324, soon after the defeat of Licinius. On the division of the Empire he received all the eastern territories from Asia Minor to Cyrenaica, and 2 years later he acquired Thrace. In 360 his cousin Julian had been proclaimed Augustus at Paris by his troops. When Constantius set out Paris, he was attacked by fever and died.

Obv:  Constantius II
Rev:
  Votive Wreath
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Penny)
Condition:
  Very Fine

         SOLD   $49.95 plus shipping

 

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#8596: ROMAN COIN – 350 AD, Constantius II !! 
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
Commemorates the End of Persian War !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of Constantius II (337-361 AD). Constantius, the second son of Constantine I and Fausta, was given the rank of Caesar in 324, soon after the defeat of Licinius. On the division of the Empire he received all the eastern territories from Asia Minor to Cyrenaica, and 2 years later he acquired Thrace. In 360 his cousin Julian had been proclaimed Augustus at Paris by his troops. When Constantius set out Paris, he was attacked by fever and died.

Obv:  Constantius II
Rev:
  Emperor spearing a Fallen Horseman (Persian horseman)
Diameter:
  21 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Fine

         BUY NOW   $24.95 plus shipping

 

#11178: ROMAN COIN – 350 AD, Constantius II !! 
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
Commemorates the End of Persian War !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Constantius II
Rev:
  Emperor spearing a Fallen Horseman (Persian horseman)
Diameter:
  23 mm diameter (about the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Very Fine

         SOLD   $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

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#9528 ROMAN COIN – 350 AD, Constantius II !! 
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
Commemorates the End of Persian War !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Constantius II
Rev:
  Emperor spearing a Fallen Horseman (Persian horseman)
Diameter:
  18 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

         SOLD   $24.95 plus shipping

 


 

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#10353: ROMAN COIN – 350 AD, Constantius II !! 
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
Commemorates the End of Persian War !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Constantius II
Rev:
  Emperor with Captive at His Feet
Diameter:
  23 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  about Fine

         BUY NOW   $14.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#11502: ROMAN COIN – 350 AD, Constantius II !! 
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
Commemorates the End of Persian War !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Constantius II
Rev:
  Emperor spearing a Fallen Horseman (Persian horseman)
Diameter:
  23 mm diameter (about the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  about Very Fine

         SOLD   $21.95 plus shipping

 

 

 

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#9523: ROMAN COIN – 350 AD, Constantius II !! 
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Constantius II
Rev:
  Two Soldiers
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (about 4/5ths the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

         SOLD   $12.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#8361: ROMAN COIN – 350 AD, Constantius II !! 
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Constantius II
Rev:
  Two Soldiers
Diameter:
  15 mm diameter (slightly smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#8019: ROMAN COIN – 350 AD, Constantius II 
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
**Votive Wreath** 
SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Constantius II
Rev:
  Votive Wreath
Diameter:
  14 mm diameter (4/5ths the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine

         SOLD   $34.95 plus shipping

 

 

#10359: ROMAN COIN – 350 AD, Constantius II 
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor

**Votive Wreath** 
SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Constantius II
Rev:
  Votive Wreath
Diameter:
  14 mm diameter (4/5ths the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine

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#4614: ROMAN Bronze - 337 AD, 
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
Constantine II !! TWO SOLDIERS !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of CONSTANTINE II (337-340 AD). Constantine II was the eldest son of Constantine the Great and Fausta, was born in A.D. 314. At 18 he distinguished himself in a campaign against the Goths. On the death of Constantine the Great, he received Spain, Gaul and Britain as his sphere of government. He was later killed in an ambush.

Obv:  Constantius II
Rev:
  Two Soldiers
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about the size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

         SOLD $19.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#7802: ROMAN Bronze - 350 AD, Constans
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
Emperor Dragging Enemy from Hut !!

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of CONSTANS, 337-350 AD: Constans was the youngest son of Constantine the Great. He inherited the rule of Italy and North Africa under the regency of Constantius II. The succession of Constans and his brother was badly marred by bloodshed as they murdered much of their extended family to avoid any dynastic challenges. He was killed by the forces of Magnetius when he was escaping to the safety of Spain.

Obv:  Constans
Rev:
  Emperor Dragging Enemy from Hut
Diameter:
  19 mm diameter (about the size of a US Nickel)
Condition:
  Very Fine plus

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#10321: ROMAN Bronze - 350 AD, Constans
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor

VERY SHARP !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Constans
Rev:
  Two Soldiers holding Standards
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about size of a US Dime)
Condition:
  Very Fine

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#8391: ROMAN Bronze - 350 AD, Constans
Early CHRISTIAN Emperor
Emperor with Spear Pointed Down (War is Over) !!

Historical Context:  See above "Historical Context"

Obv:  Constans
Rev:
  Emperor with Spear Pointed Down (War is Over)
Diameter:
  13 mm diameter (smaller than a US Dime)
Condition:
  Fine plus

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#11506: ROMAN Bronze (AE2) - 350 AD, 
Decentius
Large Christogram (Chi-Rho) on Reverse

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of Magnentius (350-353 AD.:   Magnentius was a soldier of great skill whose career began under Constantine the Great, a devote Christian.  He became a high ranking officer under Constantius II and was very popular with his troops.  After inattentive rule by Constans, the troops of Magnentius soluted him Augustus in 350 AD.  The coins of Magnetius with the large "Christogram (Chi-Rho) are expectionally popular amongst collectors.

Obv:  Decentius
Rev:
  Large Christogram (Chi-Rho)
Diameter:
  22 mm diameter (almost the size of a US Quarter)
Condition:
  Fine plus, Corrosion spot on Obv.

         SOLD   $ 89.95plus shipping
            

 

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#11180: ROMAN Bronze (AE1) - 362 AD, 
Julian, The Apostate
Last Pagan Emperor - Highly Collectable Type

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of CONSTANTINE II (337-340 AD). Constantine II was the eldest son of Constantine the Great and Fausta, was born in A.D. 314. At 18 he distinguished himself in a campaign against the Goths. On the death of Constantine the Great, he received Spain, Gaul and Britain as his sphere of government. He was later killed in an ambush.

Obv:  Julian
Rev:
  Bull standing
Diameter:
  28 mm diameter (about the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Very Fine/Fine plus, some light porosity

         SOLD $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

#10319: ROMAN Bronze (AE1) - 362 AD, 
Julian, The Apostate
Last Pagan Emperor - Highly Collectable Type

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of CONSTANTINE II (337-340 AD). Constantine II was the eldest son of Constantine the Great and Fausta, was born in A.D. 314. At 18 he distinguished himself in a campaign against the Goths. On the death of Constantine the Great, he received Spain, Gaul and Britain as his sphere of government. He was later killed in an ambush.

Obv:  Julian
Rev:
  Bull standing
Diameter:
  28 mm diameter (about the size of a US $.50)
Condition:
  Good

         SOLD $29.95 plus shipping

 

   
#6962: ROMAN SILVER Siliqua - 367-383 AD, 
Gratian

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of  GRATIAN.   Flavius Gratianus was born 359 AD.  He was the son of Valentinian I and Severa.  He was saluted Augustus at age 8 when his father became deafly ill.  Valentinian I surived that illness but died 8 years later fighting the Germanic tribes.   In 383 AD Magnes Maximus revolted against Gratian in Britian.  On his way to Britian, Gratian’s army turned against him and he was assasinnated.,

 

Obv:  Gratian
Rev:
  Roma Seated
Diameter:
  14 mm diameter (about 2/3rds the size of a US dime but thinner)
Condition:
  V. Good (poor photo - Looks much nicer in hand), Clipped

         SOLD   $39.95 plus shipping

 

 

#8372: ROMAN BRONZE Coin - 367-383 AD, 
Gratian

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of  GRATIAN.   Flavius Gratianus was born 359 AD.  He was the son of Valentinian I and Severa.  He was saluted Augustus at age 8 when his father became deafly ill.  Valentinian I surived that illness but died 8 years later fighting the Germanic tribes.   In 383 AD Magnes Maximus revolted against Gratian in Britian.  On his way to Britian, Gratian’s army turned against him and he was assasinnated.,

 

Obv:  Gratian
Rev:
  Him Dragging Enemy, Christogram (Chi-Rho) on Standard
Diameter:
  16 mm diameter (about 4/5ths the size of a US dime but thinner)
Condition:
  V. Good (poor photo - Looks much nicer in hand), Clipped

         SOLD   $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

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#8858: ROMAN SILVER Siliqua - 370 AD, 
Valens
Ex-Boyd Collection from  late 1800's

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of VALENS (364 - 378 AD).  Flavius Valens, the younger brother of Valentinian I, was raised to the rank of Augustus in 364.  Governing  the Eastern provinces, much of his reign was spent in campaigning against the Goths.  Valens advanced against the barbarians, but in a great battle in 378, the Roman army was almost annihilated and the emperor was slain.  

Obv:  Valens
Rev:
  Votive Wreath
Weight:
  2.0 grams
Diameter:
  17 mm diameter (about the size of a US dime but thinner)
Condition:
  Very Fine, some light porosity

         SOLD   $189 plus shipping

 

#3914: ROMAN Bronze Coin - 370 AD, 
Valens

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of VALENS (364 - 378 AD).  Flavius Valens, the younger brother of Valentinian I, was raised to the rank of Augustus in 364.  Governing  the Eastern provinces, much of his reign was spent in campaigning against the Goths.  Valens advanced against the barbarians, but in a great battle in 378, the Roman army was almost annihilated and the emperor was slain.  

Obv:  Valens
Rev:
  Him Dragging Enemy, Christogram (Chi-Rho) on Standard
Diameter:
  17 mm diameter (about the size of a US dime but thinner)
Condition:
  Very Fine

         SOLD   $29.95 plus shipping

 

 

#9521: ROMAN BRONZE Coin - 370 AD, 
Valenitinian

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of VALENTINIAN I (A.D. 364-375).  Flavius Valentinianus, adopted a military career and  rose to high rank under Julian and Jovian.  Shortly after the latter's death he was proclaimed emperor at Nicaea, and about a month later he created his younger brother, Valens, co-emperor. In 375, while in residence at Bregetio, in Pannonia, Valentinian died of a seizure.

Obv:  Valenitinian
Rev:
  Victory Placing Wreath
Diameter:
  17 mm diameter (about the size of a US dime but thinner)
Condition:
  Very Fine/Fine

         SOLD  $14.95 plus shipping

 

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#8875: ROMAN Bronze - 383 to 408 AD, 
Arcadius
Hand of God

Historical Context:  This coin was minted by the ROMAN EMPIRE during the reign of ARCADIUS (383-408 AD).   He ruled the eastern portion of the Roman Empire starting 395.  On the death of Theodosius I, the empire was split between Arcadius and Honorius.  Arcadius was a weak individual and relied on others to run the Empire.  Fortunately it was a period of relative peace.  He died of natural causes at age 31 in 408 AD.

Obv:  Arcadius, Hand of God Above placing Wreath on Him
Rev:
  Arcadius standing with Shield
Weight:
  4.7 grams
Diameter:
  23 mm diameter (about the size of a US dime but thinner)
Condition:
  Very Fine

         SOLD   $89.95 plus shipping
                                 (exPegasi @ $125)

 

 

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