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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

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CAT.

£

 

Judean; AE Prutah: Roman Procurator, Pontius Pilate under Tiberius; AD26-36: Obv: LIZ  (date) within wreath / Rev. Litus: Struck in Jerusalem in the year, or following year of the reputed crucifixion (30/1 AD); Pilate oversaw the trial and passed sentence on Jesus, as told in Matthew 27:2. (Hendin 649); 13mm; The Historical Coin!

 

NF

 

RB3071

 

40.00

Judean; AE Prutah: Roman Procurator. Porcius Festus, under Nero - 59-62 AD; Obv: Legend in a wreath tied at the bottom with an X, NEP WNO C (Nero) Rev: C KAI APOC  - Palm branch: (Hendin 653)

 

NF

 

RB3069

 

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

 

14.95

 

Galba; 68-69 A.D., AE As; from specialist collector; rare Emperor; brassy tone & much wear though obverse legend looks complete; better reverse type. OBV: 'SER.GALBA CAES.AVG. '; REV: 'S.C. '; legionary eagle between standards; (Sim. New Sear 2137)

 

VG

 

RB3077

 

Sold

 

Nerva; 96-98 A.D., AE Sestertius; from specialist collector; extremely rare denomination & reverse; very worn with some detail; reverse weaker but visible. OBV: 'IMP.NERVA CAES.AVG.P.M.TR.P.II.COS.III.P.P.'; REV: 'VEHICVLATIONE ITALIAE REMISSA S.C.'; two grazing mules, cart behind; (Sear 962)

 

Good/Fair

 

RB3094

 

Sold

 

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

 

40.00

Antoninus Pius; 138-161 A.D., AE Sestertius; from specialist collector; chunky coin with much of obverse legend visible; rare reverse. OBV: 'ANTONINVS AVG.PIVS P.P.TR.P.COS.III.'; REV: 'S.C.'; Antoninus & Marcus Aurelius seated on platform with two lictors in front & behind; (New Sear 4225)

 

NF/VG

 

RB3109

 

Sold

 

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

 

60.00

Marcus Aurelius; 161-180 A.D., AE Sestertius; edge corrosion & surface degradation but detail intact with much of legends. OBV: 'AURELIVS CAES.ANTON.AVG.PII.F. '; REV: 'TR.POT.XI.COS.II.S.C. '; Felicitas leaning on column; (New Sear 4816); Lincs.

 

NF/F

 

RB2819

 

12.95

Lucius Verus; 161-169 A.D., AE As; scarce; fair amount of wear with visible features & part obverse legend. OBV: 'L.VERVS AVG.ARMENIACVS'; REV: 'TR.P.IIII.IMP.II.COS.II.S.C. '; Victory advancing left; (New Sear 5414)

VG/

Good

 

RB2983

 

Sold

 

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

 

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

 

30.00

 

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

 

25.00

 

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 19.95
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 22.50

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

 

40.00

Carausius; 287-293 A.D., AE Antoninianus; brown patina; looks to be official type despite legend error; nice portrait. OBV: 'IMP.CARAVSIVS P.P.AV. '; REV: 'MONITA (sic) AVG. '; Moneta holding scales; no mintmark; (c/f Sear 3578)

 

GF

 

RB3010

 

37.50

 

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

Maxentius; 306-312 A.D., AE Follis; slight infill to outer obverse; mostly clear legends & features; unusual reverse. OBV: ´IMP.C.MAXENTIVS P.F.AVG.'; REV: ´CONSERVATORES VRB.SVAE. AQP'; Roma presenting globe to Emperor; (Sear 3781)

 

F

 

RB2958

 

12.95



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