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The Varangian Military Collection of Roman Coins

This collection was assembled by a modern-day soldier who specialized in collecting Roman coins with military related reverses. Soldiers, Mars and Victory predominate. Obviously he aquired with high standards. Many of the coins are choice examples, in high grade and with attractive patina's and many of the coins are very rare. We hope you enjoy this fine specialty collection.


Honorius, 23 January 393 - 15 August 423 A.D.

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In 422, Roman army invaded Gaul, they captured and executed the Frankish king Theudemeres with his family.
SH12495. Gold solidus, RIC X Honorius 1319; Depeyrot p. 188, 7/1; DOCLR 736; SRCV V 20920; Cohen VIII 44, VF, weight 4.115 g, maximum diameter 20.1 mm, die axis 180o, Ravenna mint, 408 - 15 Aug 423 A.D.; obverse D N HONORIVS P F AVG, pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse VICTORIA AVGGG (victory of the three emperors), Honorius standing right, leaning backward, diademed and wearing military garb, standard in right hand, Victory on globe offering wreath in left hand, treading with left foot on captive laying on his back; R-V across fields, COMOB in exergue; scarce; SOLD


Marcus Aurelius, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D.

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RB12501. Orichalcum sestertius, SRCV II 5015, RIC III 1090, Cohen III 995, F, weight 24.874 g, maximum diameter 30.5 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 172 - 173 A.D.; obverse M ANTONINVS - AVG TR P XXVII, laureate head right; reverse VICT GERMA IMP VI COS III S C, inscription in five lines inside a wreath closed with medallion; scarce; SOLD


Marcus Aurelius, 7 March 161 - 17 March 180 A.D.

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This coin type notified the empire of Marcus Aurelius first victories in Germania.
RS12504. Silver denarius, RIC III 257, Van Meter 19/1, Cohen III 271, aEF, weight 3.606 g, maximum diameter 19.6 mm, die axis 180o, Rome mint, 171 - 172 A.D.; obverse M ANTONINVS AVG TR P XXVI, laureate head right; reverse IMP VI COS III, Victory standing right, naked to the waist, placing shield inscribed VIC GER on a palm tree; mint luster in recesses and light golden toning; SOLD







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ANY OF THE COINS IN THIS COLLECTION WOULD MAKE A FINE GIFT FOR A MILITARY MEMBER OR VETERAN!

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The Varangian Military Collection of Roman Coins