SALE 108 PART 3
239 ANTONINUS PIUS, Egypt Æ34 Drachm, Nilus recl l., crocodile, LENATOY I5;
AVF/VF, well centered & struck with full clear lgnds, lt brown patina with pale green hilighting,
traces of crusting in recesses. Nice for these. (A nice VF brought $331 on $400 bid in my 2/09 auction.)
Starting Bid $100
240 FAUSTINA SR, Den, CERES std l, AVF, nrly centered on ragged flan, some lgnd crudeness; good metal.
(A nice VF brought $80 in my 9/11 sale.) Starting Bid $22
241 Sest, AETERNITAS stg l, hldg Phoenix; AEF/VF+, well centered,
obv sharply struck with nice strong portrait detail; rev lgnd partly wk; darkish brownish green patina,
ltly grainy mainly on rev. (A VF brought $966, Peus 11/10.) MB $235
242 MARCUS AURELIUS, Den, PROVID DEOR TRP XVI COS III, Providentia stg l;
AEF, perfectly centered & well struck, good metal with lt tone.
(A GVF, same variety, brought $230, CNG 9/03.) Starting Bid $70
243 Den, TRP XXXI IMP VIII COS III PP, in exergue DE GERM, pile of armaments;
VF/F+, obv sl off-ctr, rev centered, sl murky toning, rev tableau clear; rare type.
(A VF realized $393, Peus 4/12.) Starting Bid $40
244 Amphipolis Æ24, Tyche std l, VF, nrly centered, lgnds mostly crude/wk,
medium brown patina with sl surface imper-fections; however, the portrait is outstanding with bold detail.
(Much nicer than a Near VF bringing $95, CNG eAuc 2/11.) Starting Bid $25
245 FAUSTINA JR, Den, IVNONI REGINAE, Juno stg l, peacock;
Strong VF, centered, decent metal with deep old toning, very nice portrait with strong detail.
(A VF sold for $300, Lanz 11/07.) Starting Bid $40
246 Sest, HILARITAS stg l, F-VF/AF, centered on a big hefty flan, deep green patina,
rev with lgnd wk & touch of crusting, portrait with a fair bit of hair detail.
(FWIW, a GVF with smoothing brought $1435, NAC 10/09.) Starting Bid $20
247 POSTHUMOUS Den, CONSECRATIO, Peacock rt; EF/VF, well centered, obv quite sharply struck,
rev a bit softly struck hence my meticulous split grading; good metal with lt tone.
(A VF brought $198, Roma 5/14.) Starting Bid $110
248 LUCIUS VERUS, Den, TRP VI IMP IIII COS II, in exergue PAX, Pax stg l;
EF/VF, well centered, full tho partly crude lgnds, decent metal with only faintest rev granularity;
portrait quite sharp. (An Near EF brought $450, Naumann 1/18; GVF $345, CNG eAuc 6/15.)
Starting Bid $90
249 LUCILLA, Den, VENVS VICTRIX, Venus stg l, hldg cupid & shield;
Nice VF-EF/VF, obv a hair off-ctr but complete, teensy edge splits, excellent metal with contrasty tone.
Detailed portrait. (A VF+ realized $180, CGF 6/05.) Starting Bid $60
250 COMMODUS, Den, VIRTVT AVG PMTRP XII IMP VIII COS V PP, Virtus stg l;
EF/AVF, sl ragged flan, obv nrly centered, & well struck, rev off-ctr & softly struck; good metal with lt tone.
Portrait quite sharp. (Better than a GVF with weak rev bringing $137, NAC 11/07.) Starting Bid $38
251 PERTINAX, Den, LAETITIA TEMPOR COS II, Laetitia stg l; COPY, struck in silver, by Slavei,
Choice EF, nice lt tone, superb workmanship. Starting Bid $10
252 PESCENNIUS NIGER, Den, BONAE SPEI, Spes adv l, F+/F, obv off-ctr to left , lgnds partly off & weak,
trace of granularity with lt tone, clear portrait with much detail.
Be careful not to speak aloud the correct Roman pronunciation of this name. Ex CNG 2001 as Fine.
(A F with some porosity brought $549, CNG eAuc 3/17; Fair with scratches $414, CNG eAuc 2/03.)
253 SEPTIMIUS SEVERUS, Den, PM TRP XVII COS III PP, Neptune stg l, VF-EF, centered, sl ragged edge,
good metal with lt tone. (A VF/F+ brought $183 + buyer fee, iNumis 10/11.
My coin obviously better, yet I don't expect to equal that price, because life is unfair.
Then again, I paid a lot less.) MB $32
254 Den, PM TRP XIIII COS III PP, Ruler on horse r; VF, rev sl off-ctr but complete on oval flan,
sl grainy but bright silver. Rare type. (A GVF, this exact variety, brought $554, CNG eAuc 3/09.)
255 Nikopolis, Æ17, Dionysos stg l, VF, rev sl off-ctr but full lgnds, dark green patina,
strong portrait with detail. MB $15
256 JULIA DOMNA, Den, VENVS GENETRIX, Venus std l, with cupid; EF/AEF, sl off-ctr but complete,
minor lgnd crudeness, portrait very sharp, good bright silver.
(A VF+ brought $160, CGF 11/04; EF $389, Gorny 10/13.) Starting Bid $55
257 Den, MATER DEVM, Cybele std l, lion by seat; EF/VF, nrly centered on large ragged flan,
moderately dark tone, rev crudely struck with significant wkness, portrait detail very sharp.
(A VF+ brought $204, CGB 4/08.) Starting Bid $25
258 Den, SAECVLI FELICITAS, Isis suckling Horus, betw altar & prow, AEF, well centered, obv nicely struck,
rev lgnd partly crude; quite good metal with lt mellow tone.
(An EF realized $465, Naumann 2/14; VF $145, Peus 5/08.) Starting Bid $45
259 Pautalia, Æ30, Great Goddess std l., hldg patera & cornucopiae; F, centered,
only a few lgnd letters wk, olive-brown patina, minimal granularity, bold features.
Rare rev type, none on acsearch. Starting Bid $20
260 CARACALLA, Den, MARTI PACATORI, Mars stg facg, head l; EF, nrly centered,
full lgnds (sl wkness at rev left), good bright silver; superbly detailed bearded portrait. Much scarcer rev type.
(At least equal to a GEF bringing $289, Meister & Sontag 10/09.) Starting Bid $85
261 Den, PM TRP XV COS IIII PP, Hercules EF/VF, nrly centered, full lgnds, good bright silver,
sharp bearded portrait. (A VF sold for $129, Peus 4/15.) Starting Bid $40
262 Parion, Æ22, Capricorn rt, CCIHP; VF, centered, full lgnds, brown patina, minor crudeness, trace of adjustment marks, die break on forehead; yet still a nice bold coin with much detail.
(A VF brought $157, CNG eAuc 12/07.) Starting Bid $45
263 GETA, Den, NOBILITAS stg r; EF, nrly centered & complete, good bright silver,
absolutely sharp portrait detail. Better rev type.
(An EF brought $368, Coin Galleries 2/90; VF-EF $275, Gorny 3/07.) Starting Bid $65
264 MACRINUS, Den, PONTIF MAX TRP COS PP, Fides stg with 2 standards; EF, well centered,
obv sharply struck with superbly detailed portrait; rev lgnd partly crude; good metal with lt tone.
(An EF realized $1630, Gorny 3/14.) MB $150
265 Nikopolis, Æ26, Homonoia stg l, magistrate Statius Longinus; VF, centered, ppart of obv lgnd flat,
orichalcum tan with sl uneven tone; great portrait with virtually EF detail; centration dimple on cheek.
(A GVF brought $179, CNG eAuc 9/11.) Starting Bid $40
266 DIADUMENIAN, Antioch Æ19, SC in wreath, Choice VF, well centered,
olive-green patina with orangy hilighting. (A VF brought $437, CNG eAuc 1/09.) Starting Bid $40
267 ELAGABALUS, Den, LIBERTAS AVG, Libertas stg l; EF, rev sl off-ctr but complete, teensy edge crack,
good metal with lt tone, good strike with superb portrait detail.
(An EF with sl wkness brought $201, CNG 9/07.) MB $60
268 Den, CONSERVATOR AVG, Sol adv l, EF, nrly centered, but lgnds crude & blurry;
lustery metal with lt tone; portrait detail good. Actually rare with this lgnd. Starting Bid $20
269 Marcianopolis, Æ18, Homonoia stg l; VF, obv sl off-ctr, with a little die failure (?) at top, dark green patina,
good detail on portrait & rev figure. Starting Bid $22
270 JULIA MAESA, Den, PVDICITIA std l; AEF, obv a hair off-ctr, ragged flan,
a little crudeness but strong hair detail & rev better struck than most;
good metal with lt tone & luster hints. (A VF brought $170, Peus 4/11.) Starting Bid $40
271 JULIA SOAEMIAS, Den, VENVS CAELESTIS, Venus std l; EF/VF, centered on ragged flan, bright silver,
obv lgnd partly crude & wk, rev crudely struck overall; portrait, however, has fully sharp hair detail (
VF brought $195, Kunker 3/07) MB $45
272 JULIA PAULA, Den, CONCORDIA, Concord std l; Nice EF, well centered & good strike for this,
good metal with hints of luster & lt tone. Full sharp hair detail. (
An EF brought $281 on $550 bid in my 1./94 sale; EF $720, Lanz 5/08.) MB $150
273 SEVERUS ALEXANDER, Den, ABVNDANTIA AVG, Abundantia stg r, Virtually Mint State, nrly centered,
sl ragged flan, good strike with very sharp portrait having a neatly cropped beard.
Good lusterlike metal with lt tone. (An EF brought $177, Nomisma 6/08.) Starting Bid $85
274 Den, VICTORIA AVG, Victory adv l, EF, nrly centered, full lgnds tho somewhat crude on obv,
portrait fully sharp, good metal with lt tone (An EF/VF sold for $195, Peus 4/06) MB $45
275 As, PM TRP VIII COS III PP, Ruler in quadriga r, RIC 498b; VF+/VF, traces of double strike,
rev sl off-ctr but complete, deep olive green patina, minor touches of roughness.
Strong laurel wreath on portrait & rev design fully clear. Rare type. (A VF brought $900, Sternberg 10/95.)
Starting Bid $160
276 Egypt, Tet, LE, Eagle l., head r; F+/AVF, infinitessimally off-ctr, obv lgnd crowded at left, brown patina,
nice strong portrait. Uncommon. (A VF, same variety, brought $173, CNG eAuc 2/17.) Starting Bid $35
277 Parion, Æ22, CGI HPA, Genius of the Roman People stg l, at altar; VF, lt brown, minimally grainy,
lgnds complete tho partly weak on obv (note backwards S's). Good portrait detail.
(Same variety, VF, "Extremely rare, apparently unpublished," brought $98, CNG eAuc 8/16.)
I don't actually think it's that rare. Starting Bid $30
278 JULIA MAMAEA, Den, IVNO AVGVSTAE, Juno std l; EF, practically Mint State,
obv a hair off-ctr on sl egg-shaped flan, full lgnds, good bright metal, great portrait detail. (
An AEF brought $139, Rauch 12/04.) Starting Bid $80
279 MAXIMINUS I, Den, SALVS AVGVSTI, Salus std l; Choice EF, centered, good metal with deep tone;
portrait very sharp with every hair on head & beard defined, the way you like these.
(An EF brought $430, Peus 5/08; GEF $671, Nomos 5/17.) Starting Bid $100
280 Egypt Tet, LB, Homonoia std l; VF, centered, full lgnd, silver color with lt tone.
Thick heavy flan (14+ grams). (A GVF, same variety, brought $322, CNG eAuc 2/17.)
Start Bid $55
281 PAULINA, Den, CONSECRATIO, Peacock carrying Paulina to Great Beyond, Choice EF,
centered, good strike with no wkness, nice metal with lt tone & luster hints.
Formerly in NGC slab as Mint State, strike 5/5, surface 4/5,
Jonathan Kern collection, Heritage 9/14 auction, where it sold for $1234.
(Another EF brought $2700, Lanz 5/08.) Starting Bid $900
282 BALBINUS, Sest, LIBERALITAS AVGVSTORVM, 5 guys std on platform; COPY, struck,
VF-EF, brown tone, well made, a nice hefty piece. Starting Bid $15
283 GORDIAN III, Ant, ORIENS AVG, Sol stg l; AEF/VF, nrly centered, decent strike with OK rev,
good silver with lt tone; well-detailed portrait with dapper little moustache.
(A Near EF brought $107, CNG eAuc 1/09.) Starting Bid $25
284 Same but AETERNITATI AVG, VF, well centered on quite large, sl ragged flan, typical lgnd crudeness,
good metal with lt tone & luster hints, portrait with plenty of hair detail.
(A VF on "extraordinarily large flan" brought $88, Roma 4/15. That coin weighed 4.07 g, mine is 4.5 g!)
Starting Bid $20
285 As last but Denarius, EF, centered, part of lgnds typically crude,
otherwise well struck with good portrait hair detail. Nice lustery metal with lt tone.
(An EF realized $290, Gorny 3/08.) Starting Bid $50
286 Caesarea, Drachm, Mount Argaeus, date ETE; Virtually Mint State, minimally off-ctr,
minor crudeness; surfaces faintly granular but with intense brilliant mint luster.
(A VF realized $483, Lanz 5/09.) Starting Bid $100
287 Tarsos, Æ37, 2 concentric Ciliarch's crowns decorated with small heads;
F/AF, obv centered, lt tan, bold & nice; rev darker, sl off-ctr, somewhat crude.
With tags from Frank Kovacs & Pegasi ($295).
RARE rev type (note, the usual version has table below crowns; this one without table is even rarer).
(A Fine, with table, & lt roughness, brought $196, CNG eAuc 6/05.) Minimum Bid $60
288 Thrace, Hadrianopolis, Æ28, Hygieia stg r; F+/F, centered, full lgnds, centration dimples;
good dark green patina. Surprisingly rare rev type for this. Starting Bid $15
289 PHILIP I, Ant, FELICITAS TEMP, Felicitas stg l; EF, centered on large sl ragged flan,
usual rev lgnd crudeness, portrait fully sharp, strong hair & beard detail.
Good bright silver with luster & lt tone. (An EF brought $179, Gorny 10/15.) MB $40
290 Ant, PAX FVNDATA CVM PERSIS, Pax stg l; F-VF, sl off-ctr, some lgnd crowded, good metal,
nice portrait with much detail. Scarce issue marking Persian peace.
(An AVF/F+ brought $67 on $105 bid in my 12/02 sale; VF with flat rev strike $315, Kunker 3/08.)
Starting Bid $25
291 Egypt Tet, LB, Athena std l; F-VF, nrly centered on large flan, brown patina with a little green,
minimal roughness. Scarcer rev type. Starting Bid $20
292 Antioch, Ar Tet, Eagle facg, hd l., SC/MON VRB; EF, centered, well struck,
fully sharp portrait in fine style; good bright silver. Small die break inside ear like he's wearing an earplug.
(An EF brought $468, CNG 9/01.) Starting Bid $110
293 OTACILIA Severa, As, CONCORDIA AVGG, Concordia std l; AVF/F, full obv lgnd,
rev lgnd crowded/wk at rt; sl thick dark olive green patina; hair rows on portrait fully clear. Scarce.
(A GVF brought $515, Kunker 3/06.) Starting Bid $40
294 PHILIP II, As Augustus Ant, PAX AETERNA, Pax stg l; Choice EF,
centered on large flan & well struck with rev much better than usual; good metal with lt tone.
(An EF realized $360, Lanz 11/07.) Starting Bid $60
295 Antioch Ar Tet, Eagle stg r, ANTIOXIA SC below; Choice EF, well centered & struck,
portrait exceptionally sharp, good silver with bright luster & lt toning.
(An EF, same variety, brought $672, Gorny 10/12.) Starting Bid $120
296 TRAJAN DECIUS, Ant, VBERITAS AVG, Uberitas stg l, VF,
actually practically as struck with bright lustrous silver but typically crude strike; a bit off-ctr;
rev figure with good detail.
Uberitas was the Roman god of chariot hailing; not having smartphones, they did it by shouting very loud. (
A VF sold for $215, Peus 5/08.) Starting Bid $22
297 Antioch Tet, Eagle left, SC below; EF, nrly centered, full lgnds,
excellent surfaces with deep grey-brown tone. Nice sharp stern-looking portrait.
(Same variety, EF, brought $584, ACR 4/15.) Starting Bid $80
Word to the wise: the earlier bidder wins a tie.
298 HERENNIA Etruscilla, Ant, PVDICITIA AVG, Pudicitia std l; Choice EF, well centered on oval flan,
unusually bold strike on obv, rev with only sl softness, better than usual; good bright metal,
quite lustrous with touches of coppery tone. Superb portrait.
(A Choice EF brought $271 on $300 bid in my 3/13 sale; EF, worn rev die, $360, Nomos 10/18.)
Starting Bid $80
299 HERENNIUS ETRUSCUS, Antioch Tet, Bare head r, S below/Eagle r, SC below;
Choice EF, well centered & sharply struck with strong hair & feather detail; good silver,
bright, with only slight toning. Rare variety with S on obv.
(An AEF (no S) brought $506 on $550 bid in my 11/13 sale.) Start Bid $200
300 TREBONIANUS GALLUS, Sest, IVNONI MARTIALI, Statue of Juno in temple;
VF, nrly centered on sl squared flan, obv lgnd partlky off & weak, rev lgnd nrly complete;
good green patina; strong hair & laurel wreath detail on portrait. Rare rev type.
(Portrait sharper than on a GVF (partial lgnd) bringing $690, CNG eAuc 2/16.) Starting Bid $95
301 VOLUSIAN, Antiochia, Æ21, Eagle betw standards, VF/VF-EF, obv sl off-ctr losing some letters,
rev well centered, smooth brownish green patina.
(A VF actually brought $480, Gorny 10/10. Really and truly.) Starting Bid $35
302 AEMILIAN, Viminacium, Æ28, Moesia stg betw bull & lion, AN XII, AF, sl off-ctr,
thick brownish-green patina, most of lgnds clear (tho crude), reasonably decent portrait.
(A VG-F/F brought $161 in my 1/00 sale.) Starting Bid $30
303 VALERIAN I, Egypt Tet, Year Delta, Eagle stg l, head r; VF, centered, full lgnd,
brown patina with sl green crusting in recesses. Clear laurel wreath on portrait.
(A VF with collector's initials stamped on it brought $93 on $137 bid in my 11/03 sale.) Starting Bid $25
304 MARINIANA, Ant, CONSECRATIO, Peacock flying Mariniana to the place that does not exist;
F-VF, a hair off-ctr on large ragged flan, complete tho typically crude lgnds;
good fault-free metal quality with lt tone. Portrait has a lot of hair detail. This listing has a lot of verbiage.
(A VF brought $415, Emporium Hamburg 5/07.) Starting Bid $80
305 GALLIENUS, Ant, FORTVNA REDVX, Fortuna std l; EF/virtually mint, fully silvered,
rev sl off-ctr but complete & sharply struck, good lustrous surfaces. Obv perfectly centered,
with a touch of granularity, but also lustrous. Almost invisible flan crack.
(An EF brought $215, M&M 5/06.) Start Bid $45
306 Ant, VIRTVS AVG, Soldier stg left with spear & shield; VF-EF, centered,
sl striking wkness at obv left & rev right edges; silvered surfaces with moderate tone.
(A GVF realized $85, Naumann 4/16.) Starting Bid $15
307 Sest, CONCORDIA EXERCIT, Concordi stg l; ex European auction as VF, which it is,
tho on a small flan with most of obv & part of rev lgnds off; good deep green patina;
(A GVF, also with lgnds mostly off, brought $1,645, CNG 5/15.
Compare also a VF/F with rev encrustation, $841, CNG eAuction 9/05.) Starting Bid $70
308 SALONINA, Egypt Tet, LIE, Eagle stg r; VF, nrly centered, obv lgnd somewhat crude;
excellent smooth dark brown surfaces; well detailed portrait.
(A VF, this exact variety, realized $270, Peus 4/13.) Starting Bid $35
309 VALERIAN II, Ant, IOVI CRESCENTI, Infant Jupiter on goat; VF, nrly centered on large oval flan,
some lgnd crudeness but actually less than usual; excellent bright silver. Good quality for this.
(A GVF realized $483, CNG 9/10.) Minimum Bid $40
310 SALONINUS, Ant, SPES PVBLICA, Sal & Spes stg, star above; EF/VF, well centered on oval flan,
quite well struck for this with really no wkness, good strong lgnds; portrait well detailed;
good silver color with some toning, slightest granularity mainly on rev.
(A VF-EF with lt corrosion sold for $253, Hirsch 2/10.) Starting Bid $80
311 MACRIANUS, Ant, APOLLINI CONSERVA, Apollo stg l, with lyre; AF, centered on large round flan,
some of lgnds wk, basically smooth darkish brown surfaces. Unusual to find so well circulated.
(A F brought $92 on $125 bid, FSR 1/95.) MB $35
312 POSTUMUS, Ant, MONETA AVG, Moneta stg l; EF, obv sl off-ctr, lgnds partly crude/wk,
bright silver color, modest edge crack; portrait with totally sharp detail.
(An "EF-VF," [rev weak] brought $195, Hirsch 2/17.) Starting Bid $25
313 Ant, COS IIII, Nemesis hldg long palm frond rt; EF, a touch off-ctr on sl ragged flan,
obv lgnd partly crude, rev pretty well struck, portrait detail sharp; lustery silvery-brown.
(An EF brought $212, CNG 12/07.) Starting Bid $25
314 CLAUDIUS II, Ant, AEQVITAS AVG, Aequitas stg l, H below; Nice VF-EF, centered & well struck,
silvered with lt tone. (A VF realized $135, Peus 11/09.) Starting Bid $10
315 Egypt, Tet, LB, Eagle stg r; VF, centered, lgnd somewhat crude, darkish brown patina, strong portrait.
With very old cloth envelope written in French. (
A VF brought $42 on $46 bid in my 12/01 sale; VF $120, iNumis 11/08.) Starting Bid $18
316 VICTORINUS, Ant, SALVS AVG, Salus stg r; VF/AEF, centered, well struck, full lgnds,
good brown surfaces. Nice for this. (A VF brought $160, Peus 10/01.) Starting Bid $15
317 AURELIAN, Ant, Bust left/SOLI INVICTO, Sol stg l, captive; early issue with bust resembling Claudius II;
VF/AVF, centered on large round flan, brown with hints of green & vestiges of silvering.
With Christian Blom tag $65. Rare with bust left.
(VF+./VF was reported sold for $401, CGB Web Shop.) MB $15
318 Egypt Tet, ETOYC E, Eagle facg, head r; VF, centered, full tho crudish lgnd, chocolate brown,
minimally grainy, sharp laurel wreath on portrait.
(Same variety, GVF, brought $146, Naumann 12/15. Well, okay, that was admittedly on the high side;
but somebody did pay it.) My starting bid only $15
319 SEVERINA, Ant, CONCORDIAE MILITVM, Concordia & 2 standards, EF, practically as struck,
centered on large flan, bright silvering with teensy surface blemishes. Totally sharp hair detail.
(A VF brought $306, Peus 4/11; EF $420, Astarte 3/99.) Starting Bid $75
320 Denarius, VENVS FELIX, Venus stg l, Gamma below, EF, well centered & struck, brown patina,
hint of silvering, minor trace of granularity; portrait fully sharp.
(A VF-EF brought $295, Rauch 9/11.) Starting Bid $90
321 VABALATHUS, Ant, His bust/Aurelian bust, A below, VF, sl off-ctr,
dark green patina with earthen hilighting, both portraits quite well detailed.
(A VF went for $201 on $250 bid in my 9/09 sale; GVF $690, CNG 5/10.) Starting Bid $35
322 TACITUS, Egypt Tet, Elpis stg l, ETOYC A; EF, a touch off-ctr, full tho partly wk lgnd,
darkish brown patina; full sharp portrait detail. (A VF realized $240, Peus 4/13.) Start Bid $40
323 FLORIAN, Ant, PROVIDEN DEOR, Concordia-Fides w/2 standards & Sol stg;
F+/F, well centered, sl thick dark patina, with very lt porosity & faint scratching. Portrait quite bold.
(A GVF brought $390, NAC 4/08.) Starting Bid $25
324 PROBUS, Ant, CONCORD MILIT, Concordia & Ruler clasp hands, obv lgnd IMP PROBVS INV AVG;
Choice VF+/AEF, perfectly centered & sharply struck, green-brown patina with underlying silvering evident.
Very pleasing. Ex Archer Huntington & ex ANS. Rare with this obv lgnd.
(A GVF brought $184, CNG eAuc 9/15.) Starting Bid $30
325 Ant, Helmeted bust left with spear & shield/VIRTVS PROBI AVG, Ruler on horse l., captive, KAB;
EF/VF (so graded due to rev lgnd softness), perfectly centered, obv sharp,
much silvering with some uneven toning & sl touches of porosity. RIC 878.
In Christian Blom flip priced $150. (A GVF, this exact variety, brought $113, Naumann 4/18.)
Starting Bid $40
326 Egypt Tet, L-Delta, Tyche stg l, VF+, sl off-ctr on sl irregular flan, good dark brown surfaces,
portrait well detailed. (Same variety, VF, brought $97, Savoca 8/16.) Starting Bid $17
327 CARUS, Ant, VIRTVS AVGGG, Ruler & Jupiter stg, A/XXI; VF, well centered,
dark greenish patina with sl earthen hilighting, mildly grainy. Strong portrait detail.
Note the three Gs date this to the brief period when Carus & both sons were all Augusti, thus rare.
(A Near VF brought $154, CNA 3/92.) MB $25
328 NUMERIAN, Egypt Tet, ETOYC-Gamma, Nike adv r; F-VF, nrly centered, basically full lgnd,
medium brown, faintly misty surface, strong detailed portrait.
(A VF of this type brought $168, CNG eAuc 9/13.) Starting Bid $15
329 CARINUS, Ant, AEQVITAS AVGG, Aequitas stg l; EF, close to mint state,
rev sl off-ctr with lgnd soft & partly crowded; obv quite sharply struck with superb portrait.
Bright silvering with minor tone speckles (An EF brought $258, Gorny 3/05.) MB $60
330 Ant, VIRTVS AVGG, Ruler & Jupiter stg, S/XXI; VF, well centered,
silvered surfaces with moderate toning. (A GVF sold for $226, CNG eAuct 9/09.) Starting Bid $22
331 Egypt Tet, LA, Tyche stg l with big rudder; Nice F+, smooth even brown, full clear lgnd.
(A VF brought $67, CNG eAuc 9/13.) Starting Bid $12
332 DIOCLETIAN, Ant, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Ruler receiving Victory from Jupiter;
EF, nrly centered, smooth chocolate brown surfaces. (An EF brought $175, Peus 11/04.)
Starting Bid $25
333 Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius stg l., TSA, EF/VF, so graded due to soft rev strike;
obv fully sharp; much silvering with some lt grey-brown tone.
(A VF-EF brought $76 on $90 bid in my 10/18 sale.) Starting Bid $45
334 Argenteus, VICTORIAE SARMATICAE, camp gate, SMN-Gamma; Choice EF, almost as struck,
well centered & very sharp, good bright silver, sl ragged edge. Superb high relief portrait.
Much scarcer than the type with tetrarchs sacrificing.
(An EF (same variety) brought $1,820, NAC 10/15.) Starting Bid $450
335 Egypt, Tet, ENATOV L, Eagle l., head r; VF, sl off-ctr, lgnd essentially complete & clearer than usual;
medium brown. While this rev type is common for earlier reigns,
for Diocletian it is actually surprisingly rare. Starting Bid $15
336 Post-Abdication, Follis, Mantled bust r/PROVIDENTIA DEORVM, Providentia & Quies stg, E/KB/ALE;
RIC 109; Choice AEF, perfectly centered & sharply struck with no wkness,
smooth medium brown surfaces with traces of green in recesses. Bold portrait detail. Rare.
(A GVF, this exact variety, "a little rough" brought $222, CNG eAuc. 9/06.) Starting Bid $80
337 MAXIMIAN, Ant, CONCORDIA MILITVM, Jupiter giving Victory to Ruler, E/XXI;
EF, nrly centered, well struck with particularly sharp obv; pinkish brown surfaces, kinda lustery.
(An EF sold for $220, Peus 11/04.) Starting Bid $40
338 Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius stg l, S-F/PTR; VF-EF, well centered,
medium brown surfaces with slightest touch of roughness on rev. Nice portrait of interesting fine style.
(A VF+ brought $380, iNumis 3/10.) Starting Bid $25
339 Same type but with altar on rev (scarcer), B/PLC; EF, centered on sl ragged flan, sl obv lgnd wkness,
otherwise well struck; silvered surfaces with lt tone; interesting portrait style, looking upwards.
Starting Bid $50
340 Argenteus, VICTORIAE SARMATICAE, camp gate with 4 turrets, SMN-Gamma;
AEF, well centered, lgnds somewhat crude, portrait & particularly rev architecture well struck;
good metal with luster & toning. (Same variety, GVF with flan crack brought $515, CNG eAuc 11/09.)
Starting Bid $325
341 CARAUSIUS, Ant, PAX AVG, Pax stg l, no control mks; AEF/VF, centered, full tho partly wk lgnds,
dark greenish-brown, sl grainy overall with some roughness at rev left; portrait well detailed.
(A VF, same var., brought $300, CGF 6/05.) MB $100
342 CONSTANTIUS I, as Caesar, Follis, GENIO POPVLI ROMANI, Genius stg l, ATB,
VF+/AVF, silvery brown, rev sl soft & faintly grainy,
obv well struck & attractive with excellent detailed portrait. (A VF brought $50 in my 1/99 sale.)
343 As Augustus (only 1 year, scarce); type as last, HTA; VF-EF, perfectly centered on large flan,
good strike, darkish brown tone with underlying silvering.
(A Ch. VF brought $81 on $95 bid in my 6/93 sale; VF $194, CNG 9/96.) Starting Bid $40
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