I know, I know... It's been quite a while since I've sent you one of my newsletter updates. I was surprised to learn that nearly all of the coins from the last upload had been sold because honestly, I thought they would take longer to sell. Maybe I shouldn't underestimate demand for ancient coins online...
But better late than never, and I think this last batch will be worth your while. We have 20 coins for you in total and even a video that will allow you to look at some of them under a different lens. And more will be coming soon...
Domitian AD 81-96, AE Sestertius, Rome AD 90-91. Obverse: Laureate head right. Reverse: IOVI VICTORI, Jupiter seated left holdng Victory and sceptre, S C below in exergue. About Extremely Fine, a wondeful, well centred and well struck up coin
Geta as Caesar. A.D. 198-209. Rome AD 208. AR Denarius. Obverse: Bare-headed bust right. Reverse: PONTIF COS II. Genius standing left holding grain ears & sacrificing from a patera over lighted altar. About Extremely Fine & Scarce, slightly ragged flan.
Macrinus (AD 217-218) AR Denarius, Rome AD 217. Obverse: Laureate draped and cuirassed bust of Macrinus facing to right. Reverse: PONTIF MAX TR P PP, Securitas standing facing, head left with legs crossed, holding a sceptre and resting left arm on column. [S.7347, RIC 24, RSC 62] Near Extremely Fine and Scarce
Philip I, AD 244-249, Silver Antoninianus, Rome AD 248. Obv. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust of Philip I facing to right. Rev. SAECULUM NOVVM. Roma seated facing in a temple of six columns. [S.8963] Extremely Fine, reverse weakly struck but nicely toned and a scarce type.
Philip II, AD 247-249, Silver Antoninianus, Antioch AD 247. Obv. Radiate draped and cuirassed bust right, Rev. AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas standing left holding scales and cornucopiae [S.9259 / RIC 240a] Virtually as struck, with lovely bright tone.
Severus Alexander, AD 222-235, Silver Denarius, Rome AD 226. Obv. Laureate and draped bust of Severus Alexander facing to right. Rev. PAX AVG, Pax advancing left holding an olive branch and sceptre. [S. 7887 / RIC 168] Virtually as struck with nice light toning.