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Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 148. AR Denarius. COS IIII.

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 148. AR Denarius. Laur. head R. / 'COS IIII' Annona stg. L. holding corn ears & anchor with modius to L. About Extremely Fine.
£85.00

Augustus. 27 B.C. - A.D. 14. Lugdunum - 11 B.C. AR Denarius.

Augustus, 27 BC - AD 14. Slver Denarius, Lugdunum 15-13 B.C. . Bare head of Augustus to right, legend AVGVSTVS DIVI F. Rev. Bull butting to right, IMP X in exergue. [Sear 1610] Pleasing Very Fine and well centred.
£675.00

Aurelian Billon Antoninianus GVF

After a long and successful career in the army Aurelian was declared emperor by his troops on the death of Claudius II Gothicus in A.D. 270. His reputation alone defeated his rival Quintillus who committed suicide after his troops deserted. His short, violent five year reign saw the defeat of the rebellious ‘Palmyrene Empire’ in the East and the breakaway ‘Gallic Empire’ in the west, restoring the fractured Roman Empire to its largest size in 15 years. He also began the construction of a great defensive wall around the city of Rome, large sections of which are still standing today. As was common at the time, he died at the hands of his own men in A.D. 275. We offer Billon Antoninianus of Aurelian in Good Very Fine condition showing his radiate bust on the obverse and with various reverses. As always with coins of this period some will have weaker reverses, the first to order will get the best!
£49.50

Caracalla. A.D. 198-217. Rome - A.D. 215. AR Ant. P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P.

Caracalla. A.D. 198-217. Rome - A.D. 215. AR Ant. Radiate bust R. / 'P M TR P XVIIII COS IIII P P' Jupiter stg. half-right holding thunderbolt & sceptre. Good Very Fine with reverse struck from worn dies.
£120.00

Choice Antoninianus of Diocletian

Choice Antoninianus of Diocletian A.D. 284-305 - Restorer of the World
£79.50

Faustina II. Wife of M. Aurelius. Rome - A.D. 176. AR Denarius. HILARITAS.

Faustina II. Wife of M. Aurelius. Rome - A.D. 176. AR Denarius. Draped bust R. / 'HILARITAS' Hilaritas stg. L. holding palm & cornucopiae. Very Fine with chipped flan
£70.00

Gordian III Billon Silver Antoninianus AEF

Gordian III had a rather good claim to the Imperial Throne, being closely related to no less than two previous senatorial emperors! He was the grandson of Gordian I, and the nephew of Gordian II, who declared themselves emperors in A.D. 238 from Carthage. They were in opposition to Maximinus Thrax but both were defeated by his loyal governor and died after a joint reign of just 21 days. The Roman Senate then appointed Balbinus and Pupienus as joint emperors; they immediately gave Gordian III the rank of Caesar to try to legitimise their own reign. Luckily for them while this was happening Maximinus was killed by his own men. But, after just a few months, both Balbinus and Pupienus were themselves murdered by the Praetorian Guard. Gordian III was then proclaimed sole emperor and thus emerged from the turbulent events of A.D. 238 as sole ruler of the mighty Roman Empire, all at the age of thirteen! Very little is recorded of the events of Gordian’s six-year reign, which in ancient writings is usually a sign of peace and prosperity. In A.D. 242, he led an initially successful campaign against the Persians. But in A.D. 244, he was murdered following a plot led by the Praetorian Prefect who seized the throne and reigned as Philip I. The coins we offer here are billon silver Antoninianus showing Gordian III’s portrait on the obverse and various reverses. The grade of the coins is About Extremely Fine and as always with the Crisis of the Third Century, a minority will have weaker sections. As always, the first to order will get the best
£59.50

Gordian III, AD 238-244, Silver Drachm. GVF

Silver Drachm of Gordian III struck in Cappadocia, Caesarea in AD 242/3. Good Very Fine
£120.00

Gordian III. A.D. 238-244. Rome - A.D. 241-243. AR Ant. AETERNITATI AVG.

Gordian III. A.D. 238-244. Rome - A.D. 241-243. AR Ant. Radiate bust R. / 'AETERNITATI AVG' Sol stg. L. holding globe & saluting. About Extremely Fine/Good Very Fine.
£65.00

Hadrian. A.D. 117-138. Rome - A.D. 126. AR Denarius. COS III.

Hadrian. A.D. 117-138. Rome - A.D. 126. AR Denarius. Laur. bust R. / 'COS III' Concordia seated L. holding patera & resting on statue of Spes. Good Fine.
£70.00

Julian II, As Augustus, AR Siliqua, Arles AD 361-2. Rev. VOT X MVLT XX

Julian II, As Augustus, AR Siliqua, Arles AD 361-2. Obv. Diademed, draped and cuirassed bust right. Rev. VOT X MVLT XX in four lines within wreath. Mint mark T.CONST in exergue. (Sear 19126) Very Fine
£75.00

Lucilla, AD 165-169, Silver Denarius, Rev. VESTA

Lucilla, Wife of Lucius Verus, AD 165-169, Silver Denarius, Rev. VESTA, Vesta standing left with altar at feet. [S.5493] Pleasing extremely fine condition.
£175.00

Maximinus I. A.D. 235-238. AR Denarius.

Maximinus I. A.D. 235-238. AR Denarius. Laur. bust L. / 'SALVS AVGVSTI' Salus feeding a serpent rising from altar. Good Very Fine with weaker reverse.
£85.00

Philip II, AD 247-249, AR Antoninianus, Antioch AD 249. Rev. Philip Sacrificing Over Altar

Philip II, AD 247-249, AR Antoninianus, Antioch AD 249. Obv. Radiate, draped and cuirassed bust of Philip right. Rev. Philip II, togate, standing left sacrificing over tripod-altar and holding short sceptre. (Sear 9271) Extremely Fine
£95.00

Septimius Severus AR. Denarius

Septimius Severus, AD 193-211, AR Denarius. Obverse. Laureate head of the emperor facing to right. Reverse. RESTITVTOR VRBIS, Roma seated holding Victory and spear. Extremely Fine but weakly struck. [S.6357]
£75.00

Septimius Severus Denarius Fine

In A.D. 208 Septimius Severus set off for Britannia to conquer the island but he would never see Rome again! The people and the landscape of Caledonia (Scotland) proved too much and Septimius Severus, exhausted by his efforts, fell ill and died in York in early A.D. 211. His dying words to his sons were ‘stay friends, be generous to the soldiers and no one else matters’. In his reign he had increased a soldiers pay from 375 to 500 silver Denari a year, a good wage in those days! This meant he created over 1000 different denarius reverse types. We offer you these silver Denari with the head of Septimius Severus on the obverse and various reverses from the Roman Emperor who died in York. Offered here in Fine grading.
£69.50

Septimius Severus Silver Denarius Very Fine

Septimius Severus was Roman Emperor from AD 193-211. In AD 208 he travelled to Britain to strengthen Hadrian’s Wall and went on to invade Scotland that same year but his plans were cut short when he became ill and died in York in AD 211. We have recently bought a nice group of his silver denarius in Very Fine Condition. There are different types but all have his portrait on the obverse and usually a standing or seated figure on the reverse.
£119.50

Severus Alexander, AD 222-235, AR Denarius, Rome AD 228. Rev. PERPETVIATI

Severus Alexander, AD 222-235, AR Denarius, Rome AD 228. Obv. Laureate head right, Rev. PERPETVIATI AVG. Perpetuitas standing left holding globe and transverse sceptre and resting left arm on column. (Sear 7888) Extremely Fine
£95.00

Severus Alexander, As Caesar, AD 222-235, AR Denarius, Rome AD 222

Severus Alexander, As Caesar, AD 222-235, AR Denarius, Rome AD 222. Obv. Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander facing right. Rev. AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas standing holding scales and cornucopiae. No star in left field denotes Rome Mint. (Sear 7856 var.) About Extremely Fine
£75.00

Severus Alexander. A.D. 222-235. Rome - A.D. 223. AR Denarius. P M TR P II COS P P.

Severus Alexander. A.D. 222-235. Rome - A.D. 223. AR Denarius. Laur. bust R. / 'P M TR P II COS P P' Mars stg. L. holding branch & spear. Very Fine.
£65.00

Severus Alexander. A.D. 222-235. Rome - A.D. 225. AR Denarius. VIRTVS AVG.

Severus Alexander. A.D. 222-235. Rome - A.D. 225. AR Denarius. Laur. bust R. / 'VIRTVS AVG' Virtus stg. R. resting on spear & shield. Good Very Fine.
£75.00