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Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 144. Æ Sestertius_obv

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 144. Æ Sestertius.

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 144. Æ Sestertius. Laureate head right / 'IMPERATOR II' Victory flying right holding trophy in both hands. About Very Fine & Very Scarce. Imperator a second time for Lollius Urbicus' fighting in Britain!
£435.00
Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 145. Æ Sestertius_obv

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 145. Æ Sestertius.

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 145. Æ Sestertius. Laureate head right / Antoninus on platform seated left on curule chair extending hand; to left, Liberalitas standing holding abacus & cornucopiae; to right, the prefect of the praetorium standing; below, a citizen standing right extending hand. Pitting on obverse, Very Fine & Very Scarce type.
£595.00
Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 146. Æ Sestertius_obv

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 146. Æ Sestertius.

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161. Rome - A.D. 146. Æ Sestertius. Laureate head right / 'COS IIII' Emperor in quadriga left extending hand & holding eagle-tipped sceptre; 'SC' below. Very Fine, obverse flan flaw & Scarce type.
£485.00
Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161., Rome - A.D. 142. Æ Sestertius_obv

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161., Rome - A.D. 142. Æ Sestertius.

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161., Rome - A.D. 142. Æ Sestertius. Laureate head right / 'ANNONA AVG' Annona stg. right holding corn ears & out-turned cornucopiae between modius & prow. Very Fine & Very Scarce type.
£335.00
Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161., Rome - A.D. 146. Æ Sestertius. COS IIII_obv

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161., Rome - A.D. 146. Æ Sestertius. COS IIII.

Antoninus Pius. A.D. 138-161., Rome - A.D. 146. Æ Sestertius. Laureate head right / 'COS IIII' Antoninus with radiate nimbus standing left holding branch & spear, 'S-C' in fields. Pleasing Very Fine & Scarce.
£465.00
Constantine_II_Gloria_Exercitus_Very_Fine_obv

Constantine II, Follis (Gloria Exercitus) Very Fine

From the series of the famous Constantinian Dynasty, we are now offering Constantine II, the son who thought that he should have ruled alone as the eldest. Probably born in A.D. 316 to Constantine the Great, Constantine Junior was raised to the rank of Caesar very young in A.D. 317, showing some military prowess in the next 20 years. On the death of his father in A.D. 337, he was made Senior Augustus and given Spain, Gaul, and Britain to rule. He thought he deserved more so set out to take from his younger brother, Constans, in Italy. But Constantine was ambushed by his brother’s troops and killed in A.D. 340, lasting only three years. We offer bronze coins struck A.D. 330-337 with the reverse ‘GLORIA EXERCITVS’ or ‘Glory to the Army’. Here we offer the coin in Very Fine, very reasonable for a coin almost 2,000 years old. Get it now, so you won't feel jealous later...
£28.50
Domitian AD 81-96, AE Sestertius,  IOVI VICTORI Rome AD 90-91_obv

Domitian AD 81-96, AE Sestertius, IOVI VICTORI Rome AD 90-91

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. Good Very Fine, a well centred and well struck up coin, a little surface pitting evident.
£895.00
galerius-as-caesar-ad-293-305-rome-ad-294-297-billon-follis-genio-popvli-romani_obv

Galerius as Caesar. A.D. 293-305., Rome - A.D. 294-297. Billon Follis. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI.

Galerius as Caesar. A.D. 293-305., Rome - A.D. 294-297. Billon Follis. Laureate bust right / 'GENIO POPVLI ROMANI' Genius stg. left holding patera & cornucopiae. Very Fine with silvering.
£95.00
Hadrian. A.D. 117-138. Rome - A.D. 138. Æ Sestertius, Rev. Diana S-C_obv

Hadrian. A.D. 117-138. Rome - A.D. 138. Æ Sestertius, Rev. Diana S-C.

Hadrian, AD 117-138. Rome AD 138. Æ Sestertius. Obv. Laureate head right. Rev. Diana (goddess of the hunt) standing left holding bow & arrow; 'S-C' across fields. Extremely Fine & Scarce with a wonderful bold portrait, well centred with full legends. From an old collection with tickets. [RIC 777, Sear 3645]
£495.00
Hadrian. A.D. 117-138., Rome - A.D. 135. Æ Sestertius. AEQ[VITA]S AVG_obv

Hadrian. A.D. 117-138., Rome - A.D. 135. Æ Sestertius. AEQ[VITA]S AVG.

Hadrian. A.D. 117-138., Rome - A.D. 135. Æ Sestertius. Laureate head right / 'AEQ[VITA]S AVG' Aequitas standing left holding scales & sceptre. About Very Fine.
£285.00
Julia Mamaea, Mother of S. Alexander., Æ Sestertius_obv

Julia Mamaea, Mother of S. Alexander., Æ Sestertius.

Julia Mamaea, Mother of S. Alexander., Æ Sestertius. Vesta stg. Good Very Fine & Scarce.
£190.00
Maxentius. A.D. 306-312. Bronze Follis. CONSERV VRB SVAE_obv

Maxentius. A.D. 306-312. Bronze Follis. CONSERV VRB SVAE.

Maxentius was born around A.D. 283 to the Emperor Maximian who ruled the Roman Empire with Diocletian in the Tetrarchy system. They retired in A.D. 305 and Maxentius was ignored by the new senior emperor, Galerius, in the reshuffle, so in A.D. 306 he seized power in Rome, eventually coaxing his father from retirement for support. He formed an alliance with Constantine (the Great) leaving him in control of Italy and North Africa and Constantine in Britain, France & Spain. Maxentius seized power in A.D. 306 because Galerius tried to disband the Praetorian Guard and tax Rome for the first time in 400 years; Maxentius said he would protect tradition and he was made emperor with an army! We offer his bronze coin in Very Fine which states this directly on the reverse with ‘CONSERV VRB SVAE’ meaning ‘the Preserver / Protector of His City’ around the goddess Roma in a six-column temple. These coins were struck in Rome between A.D. 307-311 and found in Cambridgeshire in the 1970s, museum conserved, and later sold to a dealer who sat on them for years until he sold them to us. It always amazes us that you can buy a coin knowing where and when it was made, who by and why, and a direct link to someone in Britain over 1700 years ago.
£75.00
Maximian Billon Follis AEF_obv

Maximian Billon Follis AEF

Maximian was humbly born around A.D. 250 near Sirmium. He rose rapidly through a military career and was chosen by the emperor Diocletian as his co-emperor in A.D. 286. After a successful reign he reluctantly abdicated with the senior emperor Diocletian in A.D. 305. But Maxentius, his son, rebelled in Rome in A.D. 306 against the current emperor Galerius, luring Maximian out of retirement. In A.D. 308 he tried to usurp Maxentius’ authority so was forced to take refuge in Gaul with his son-in-law Constantine. Trying the same in A.D. 310 Maximian was besieged and defeated by Constantine, dying rather than retire. The coins we offer here are Billon Follis in About Extremely Fine condition showing his laureate bust on the obverse and with various reverses. They are from the same small group as the Diocletian Follis from last issue meaning they are big, beautiful and there are only 22 of them so do not miss out…
£125.00
Maximianus. A.D. 286-305., Trier - A.D. 297. Æ Follis. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI_obv

Maximianus. A.D. 286-305., Trier - A.D. 297. Æ Follis. GENIO POPVLI ROMANI.

Maximianus. A.D. 286-305., Trier - A.D. 297. Æ Follis. Laureate head right / 'GENIO POPVLI ROMANI' Genius stg. left holding cornucopiae & patera. Cracked flan, Very Fine.
£95.00
Vespasian. A.D 69-79. Rome - A.D. 71. Æ Sestertius. PAX AVGVSTI_obv

Vespasian. A.D 69-79. Rome - A.D. 71. Æ Sestertius. PAX AVGVSTI.

Vespasian. A.D 69-79. Rome - A.D. 71. Æ Sestertius. Laureate head of Vespasian right / 'PAX AVGVSTI' Pax standing left holding olive branch & cornucopiae. Good Very Fine/Very Fine & Scarce. Comes with auction envelope from 1934. Part of a series struck to celebrate peace after 5 years of war that almost broke the empire.
£725.00
Vetranio. A.D. 350. Siscia. Billon Maiorina. HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS_obv

Vetranio. A.D. 350. Siscia. Billon Maiorina. HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS.

Vetranio. A.D. 350. Siscia. Billon Maiorina. Laureate bust right / 'HOC SIGNO VICTOR ERIS' Vetranio standing left holding Chi-Rho banner & spear, being crowned by Victory on right. Extremely Fine & Scarce. A clear link to Constantine with 'under this sign you shall conqueror' in latin.
£295.00