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Roman and Byzantine Coinage
 
 
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Lot 3324
  Roman Republican Coinage. Aes Grave Triens, c. 225-217 BC. Cast coinage. Head of Minerva left, in crested Corinthian helmet; row of four pellets below. Reverse: Prow of ship right; row of four pellets below. Craw. 35/3; CCR 74. Handsome deep dusky green patina, with touches of richer green and red. Very fine example. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
Ex Coin Galleries Mail Bid Sale, 7-11-55, lot 427.

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Lot 3325
  Roman Republican Coinage. L. Calpurnius Piso L.f. L.n. Frugi, c. 90 BC. AE As. Laureate head of Janus. Reverse: Victory on prow of ship right, holding palm; L. PISO above, FRVGI below. Craw. 340/4; Sear II 741. Crisp bold strike, with glossy dark brown-black patina, with touches of green and red. Pleasing example of series. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 250.
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$345
Lot 3326
  Roman Republican Coinage, c. 241-215 BC. Lot of Two Small Bronzes. Good lot. Firstly, a Litra, c. 241-235 BC., Rome: Helmeted head of Mars right / Horse head right; Craw. 25/3. Beautiful, in fine Campanian style. Also, Semuncia, c. 217-215 BC.: Head of Mercury / Prow of ship right; Craw. 38/7. Also of neat style, with brown to green patina. Lot of 2 coins. First Extremely Fine; Semuncia Very Fine plus.
Estimated Value $225 - 300.
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$196
Lot 3327
  Lot of Three Aes, c. 96-260 AD. Included are: Nerva, 96-98 AD., a Dupondius: Clasped hands before standard set on prow; RIC 55. Hadrian, 117-138 AD, an As: Fides standing right, FIDES PVBLICA; RIC 809. And lastly, Marcus Aurelius as Caesar, c. 154 AD., an As/Dupondius: Minerva standing left, holding owl; BMCRE 1985. The Nerva with rough surfaces, but the rest with good portraits and with a variety of pleasing patinas. A nice group. Lot of 3 coins. Coins average better than Very Fine.
Estimated Value $250 - 400.
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Lot 3328
  Lot of Three AE Sestertii, c. 235-260 AD. Included are: Maximinus Thrax, 235-238 AD.: Salus enthroned left, feeding snake; RIC 85. Otacilia Severa, 244-249 AD: Pudicitia enthroned left; RIC 209a. And lastly, Valerian, 253-260 AD.: Liberalitas left; RIC 164. All well struck and sharp, with a variety of pleasing patinas. A very good group. Lot of 3 coins. Coins average Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $450 - 550.
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Lot 3329
  Julius Caesar, d. 44 BC. AR Denarius, struck by L. Mussidius Longus, Rome, 42 BC. Wreathed head of Caesar right. Reverse: Cornucopia atop globe, between rudder and caduceus, priest's hat to right. Craw. 494/39; RSC 29. Some smoothing to fields, mostly on obverse, peripherally on reverse. Strike somewhat off center, with typical flatness, but what's present is crisp. Nice old toning. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $500 - 600.
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Lot 3330
Marc Antony and Julius Caesar. AR Denarius struck 43 BC. Bare head right of Marc Antony; behind, lituus. Reverse: Laureate head right of Julius Caesar; jug behind. Crawford 488/2; Syd. 1166; RSC 2. Portraits slightly doubled. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $700 - 900.
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$1,208
Lot 3331
  Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. AE Dupondius, Nemausus, after 10 BC. Heads of Agrippa, left, and Augustus, right, addorsed. Reverse: Crocodile chained to palm, wreath and fillet above. RPC 524; RIC 158. Pleasing dark red-brown and green patina. Fine to Very Fine.
Estimated Value $150 - 200.
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$161
Lot 3332
  Augustus, 27 BC-14 AD. Gold Aureus (7.84 g), Lugdunum mint, struck 8-7 BC. Scarce. Laureate head right. Reverse: Gaius Caesar on galloping horse right, holding arms, legionary eagle and standards behind; C. CAES., AVGVS. F. below. Small rim bump, and few light scattered marks on edge. The portrait of Augustus well above average for this type. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
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Lot 3333
  Tiberius, 14-37 AD. AR Denarius, Lugdunum mint, after 16 AD. "Tribute Penny". Laureate of head Tiberius right. Reverse: Livia, as Pax, enthroned right, holding branch and scepter. RIC 26; BMCRE 34. Trivial graffiti on obverse, otherwise well struck with pleasing portrait. Also, Agrippa, d. 14 AD., AE As struck by Caligula: Head left, wearing rostral crown / Neptune left, holding trident. RIC 58. Fine strike, but obvious smoothing before neck, with tooling to chin and jaw. Still, an attractive example, with green and reddish patina. Lot of 2 coins. Silver Very Fine plus; Bronze better.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Lot 3334
Caligula, 37-41 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome mint, 40-41 AD. Laureate head left of Gaius. Reverse: Four-line inscription within wreath. RIC 53 [as R2]; cf. BMC plate 29, 13. Medium green highlights over golden undertones. Very Fine / Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,200 - 1,400.
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Lot 3335
  Nero, 54-68 AD. Gold Aureus (8.54 g), Rome, struck 64-65 AD. Choice and rare. Laureate head of Nero right. Reverse: Standing partly left, with heads in profile, Nero and Empress stand in the guise of Helios and Tyche respectively, each holding patera; Nero with radiate crown and long scepter, Empress veiled and holding double cornucopiae; AVGVSTVS AVGVSTA. RIC 44 var. (Nero portrait unbearded); BMCRE 52. Nicely centered, the bold relief portrait sharp and fully struck up, but reverse a bit softly struck. Lustrous and handsome, with interesting reverse type. Nearly Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $3,500 - 4,000.
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$3,680
Lot 3336
Nero, 54-68 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome mint, struck c. 64 AD. Laureate head left of Nero. Reverse: Nero galloping right, accompanied by soldier galloping beside him. RIC 168 [as Scarce]; BMC 142. Some scattered marks. Dark chocolate brown with hints of olive. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $700 - 800.
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$748
Lot 3337
  Nero, 54-68 AD. AE As, Lugdunum mint, struck c. 66 AD. Bare head right. Reverse: Victory alighting left, holding shield inscribed SPQR. RIC 543; BMCRE 381. Smoothing primarily to the obverse, with perhaps some barely perceptible tooling to the profile. Still, a sharp strike, perfectly centered on nearly round flan, with attractive deep green to olive patina, all in excellent style. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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Lot 3338
  Otho, 69 AD. AR Denarius, Rome mint. Bare head of Otho right. Reverse: Pax standing left, holding branch and cadueceus. RIC 4; BMCRE 3. Sharp, with much luster, cleaned at one time, not harshly. Nearly Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,500.
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Lot 3339
  Titus, 79-81 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 73 AD. Laureate head right. Reverse: Titus right, on galloping horse, spearing prostrate enemy beneath. RIC 613; C. 236. Green and deep brown patina. Some areas of corrosion on reverse. Attractive reverse type. Fine or better.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,500.
This reverse records the personal bravery of Titus during the course of the Judaean War.

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$1,208
Lot 3340
  Titus, 79-81 AD. AE As, Rome, struck 80 AD. Laureate head left. Reverse: Pax stands left, holding caduceus and branch. RIC 130; BMCRE 212. Pax just a little bit softly struck, otherwise fine style front and back, on nice round flan. Dark green and brown patina. Choice. Choice Very Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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Lot 3341
  Trajan, 98-117 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome mint, struck 101-102 AD. Laureate head right. Reverse: Pax seated left, holding branch and scepter. RIC 432; BMCRE 746; C. 636. Boldly struck -- the obverse perfectly centered on nearly round flan. Attractive deep green-olive patina, with touches of red and brown. Excellent early portrait. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $800 - 1,000.
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$1,260
Lot 3342
  Hadrian, 117-138 AD. AE "Mule" As, Rome mint, c. 117-122 AD. Extremely rare. Two noteworthy portraits for the price of one! Struck with two obverse dies, early in the reign. Laureate bust of Hadrian right, wearing scaled cuirass, drapery at right shoulder. Reverse: Laureate bust of Hadrian right, drapery at right shoulder; both sides with IMP CAESAR TRAIANVS HADRIANVS AVG. Cf. BMCRE 1837. Some expert old smoothing to the fields, mostly on the cuirassed side. The busts beautifully proportioned, and in the best style! Black-green patina, with muted spots of red and lighter green. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $2,500 - 3,000.
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Lot 3343
  Antoninus Pius, 138-161 AD. AE Drachm, Alexandria, struck 148/149 AD. Rare, popular type. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Isis Pharia standing right, holding billowing sail; date in field (Year 12). BMC 1116. Pleasing vareigated brown, green, and red patina. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $400 - 500.
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Lot 3344
Faustina Junior, wife of Marcus Aurelius, 161-180 AD. Struck in Rome, c. AD. 152-154, by her father, Antoninus Pius. Draped bust right of Faustina Junior. Reverse: Dove standing right. RIC 510 [as Scarce]; C. 229. Some stray marks at 12 o'clock. Sharpness of Very Fine.
Estimated Value $1,000 - 1,250.
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$1,495
Lot 3345
  Caracalla, 198-217 AD. Gold Aureus (7.09 g), Rome, struck 198 AD. Rare and choice! Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of young Caracalla right. Reverse: Spes advancing left, holding up flower, raising hem. RIC 26b; C. 598. With splendid high relief bust of the child Caracalla as Augustus. Perfectly centered. About Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $7,500 - 8,500.
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Lot 3346
  Caracalla, 198-217 AD. AE As, Rome, struck 213 AD. Scarce. Laureate head right. Reverse: Serapis stands left, holding scepter, one hand raised. RIC 505; BMCRE 257. Crisp strike, bold portrait, along with fine deep green patina, with slight red and brown mottling. Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $275 - 375.
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Lot 3347
  Geta, 209-212 AD. AR Denarius, Rome, struck 205 AD. The second coin rare. Draped bust right. Reverse: Felicitas left, holding cornucopia and caduceus. RIC 29; BMCRE 242. Worn reverse die, flatly struck. Handsome youthful portrait, with attractive toning. In ICG Holder. Also an AR Antoninianus of Otacilia Severa, 244-249 AD., struck 246-248 AD.: Draped, diademed, and lunate bust right / Juno left, with patera and scepter; RIC 127. Worn reverse die, softly struck. Lustrous and lightly toned. In ANACS Holder. Lot of 2 coins. Both graded EF-45.
Estimated Value $75 - 125.
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$92
Lot 3348
  Aquilia Severa, 2nd wife of Elagabalus. AR Denarius, Rome, struck 221 AD. Scarce. Draped bust right. Reverse: Concordia left, sacrificing over lit altar, holding patera and double cornucopiae; star in field. RIC 225; RSC 2. A few scattered trivial encrustations, otherwise choice and very lustrous. Superb Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $350 - 450.
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$518
Lot 3349
  Maximus, son of Maximinus I, as Caesar, 235-238 AD. AE Sestertius, Rome, struck 236-237 AD. Draped, bare-headed bust right. Reverse: Maximus in military attire left, holding baton and spear, two standards behind. RIC 213-218. Sharp, finely centered, on nice round flan. Pleasing variegated red, brown, and green patina. Choice coin. About Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $600 - 750.
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Lot 3350
  Trebonianus Gallus, 251-253 AD. AE 30 mm. of Antioch. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Cult statue of Tyche of Antioch, in tetrastyle temple. BMC p. 229, 654. Bold and sharp, finely centered, on very round flan. Excellent green patina, mostly deep to warm green, with slight areas of blue green. Choice! Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $600 - 700.
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Lot 3351
  Constantine I, 307-337 AD. Gold Solidus (4.42 g), Rome, struck 315 AD. Very Rare!!! Laureate, helmeted, and cuirassed bust right. Reverse: Two Victories stand on either side of cippus, supporting shield inscribed VOT X; VICTORIAE LAETAE PRINC PERP. Depeyrot 18/2; RIC VI, p. 297, n. 1. and RIC VII, p. 350, n. 1. Sharp and very lustrous. Choice Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $8,000 - 9,000.
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Lot 3352
  Ancient Rome. Lot of Three Smaller Bronzes, struck c. 81-117 AD. Nice group. From Domitian, Quadrans: Rhinoceros left (RIC 435). Sharp with slightly crusty patina. Plus 2 from Trajan, Quadrans: Bust right / Wolf right (RIC 692); and an As from Antioch: Bust right / SC in wreath (RIC 644). Both choice, especially first, and classed as scarce and rare. Lot of 3 coins. Coins range from Choice Very Fine to Extremely Fine.
Estimated Value $200 - 300.
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$219
Lot 3353
  Lot of Three Antonine Bronzes, c. 140-190 AD. Good collector or dealer lot. Divus Antoninus, posthumous Sestertius of Pius: Funeral pyre with quadriga at top; BMCRE 878. Plus, Diobol of Alexandria, Egypt, c. 140 AD.: Eagle left, head reverted; Dattari 3115. Also, Commodus, AE 26 mm. of Amasia, Pontus: Cuirassed bust right / Aesculapius; SNG Cop. 107. Plus, an AE Hemidrachm of Hadrian, Alexandria: Cuirassed bust right / Euthenia reclining; Milne 1270. All well struck, with various pleasing patinas. Lot of 4 coins. Coins a nice Very Fine or better.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
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$184
Lot 3354
  Heraclius. 610-641 AD. Gold Solidus (4.42 gm), Constantinople mint, struck 632-635 AD. Heraclius, Heraclius Constantine and Heraclonas stand facing, each holding globus cruciger. Reverse: Cross potent on three steps; monogram in right field, CONOB below. SBC 758; DOC II 33; MIB III 39. Very Fine.
Estimated Value $175 - 250.
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