, 15 January 69 - 17 April 69 A.D.
This is the rarest and one of the rarest 1st century Roman . Only two museums, and ANS, hold examples. A further specimen was found in archeological context in Denmark in 1990s. Besides these, four additional specimens are known. This coin has the best portrait and is clearly the most attractive of the seven known. Jyrki Muona obtained it in 2002 at the NYINC from Glenn .
minted three separate issues. The first and second issues followed Galba's of 90% silver. Otho's third issue was debased to 80% silver. All coins of the third issue share the , perhaps to make it easy to distinguish the debased coins. One might think our coin is a error for Otho's third issue, . However, as have shown, this is not the case. If was a simple error, the would be 80% silver. This was struck in a second issue of 90% silver flans, probably during planning for the third issue, and perhaps only for testing. The was apparently not distributed, and was withdrawn, and melted when it was decided to debase the coinage and use the . It appears a small number were released, most likely by mistake.
RS85563. Silver , 10b; 6; 1958.217.1; 1; 1 (R3, 7 spec. known, all minted with the same die-pair), Nice VF, the best portrait and most attractive of the seven known specimens, light rose , a few light marks and spots of , 3.272 g, maximum 17.5 mm, 180o, mint, 9 Mar - 17 Apr 69 A.D.; IMP AVG TRP, right; , standing left, grain-ears raised in right hand, in left hand; rarest ; from the Jyrki Muona Collection, ex Glenn (NYINC, 2002); $5000.00 (€4450.00)
, 11 April 217 - 8 June 218 A.D.
stands perfectly at her ease, with legs crossed and leaning on a column, clearly relaxed, having nothing to fear. was praised for restoring security by eliminating the fratricidal son of Severus, long feared as the most cruel tyrant of , beloved only by a venal soldiery, whom his largesses had enriched.SH77277. Silver , 92b, 80, 122c (Antioch), 32 var. (draped, no ), 7365, EF, nearly as struck, light tone on luster, portrait, , small edge cracks, 3.140 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 0o, mint, IMP C M SEV MACRINVS AVG, laureate and right; (time of security), standing facing, left, in right hand, left leg crossed in front of right, leaning with left forearm on column; $450.00 (€400.50)
and , 139 A.D.
In 139, was betrothed to Antoninus Pius' daughter the Younger and was made . In 140, and were the two Roman Consuls. This was the third consulship for and the first consulship for . The indicates that had already been selected for his first consulship but that it had not yet begun - dating the coin to December 139 A.D.RS84670. Silver , 411b (S); p. 190, 4; 126; 65, 4522, VF, , portrait of young , some scratches, edge cracks, 3.006 g, maximum 17.9 mm, 180o, mint, 27 Oct - 31 Dec 139 A.D.; ANTONINVS AVG P P, laureate and bearded of right; AVRELIVS AVG , young beardless of left; ; $400.00 (€356.00)
, 22 May 337 - March or April 340 A.D.
This is apparently unpublished and this is the only example of the known to . This was used for very (both R5) issues of and . CNG e-auction 368, lot 496, is with this same , also 5th , but with on the left holding a on globe and .
RL76392. , apparently unpublished, cf. 116 - 117 (for ) and 138 - 139 (for , issues of the Licinii), EF, excellent portrait, both sides slightly off-center, left side of weak, some , a few light marks, 2.773 g, maximum 19.0 mm, 180o, 5th , (Sisak, Croatia) mint, as , 320 A.D.; CONSTANTINVS IVN , laureate and left; (courage of the army), inscribed VOT / XX in two lines, two seated barbarian captives back-to-back flanking base, (Chi-Rho ) left, in ; ex Scott Collection; extremely ; $240.00 (€213.60)
, Summer 276 - September 282 A.D.
In 278, defeated the , expelled the Franks from Gaul, reorganized the defenses on the Rhine, resettled the Germanic tribes in the devastated provinces of the Roman Empire, and adopted the titles of and .RA76279. , , p. 63; RIC, 2, V 376 (S) var. ( ); 283 var. (same); 131 var. (same, and ); 11984 (same), aEF, some mint luster, most remains, fantastic heroic , light corrosion, 3.341 g, maximum 22.8 mm, 0o, 5th , Ticinum (Pavia, Italy) mint, 4 emission, 278 A.D.; (the valor of Emperor ), left from behind, spear left in right hand, back bare but for over right shoulder and rectangular with square corner in on left shoulder; HERCVLI PACIF (to the pacifier), standing left, raising branch in extended right, club and skin in left, in ; very ; $235.00 (€209.15)
, Augusta 194 - 8 April 217 A.D.
in her aspect as the divine ancestress of the Roman people was known as . According to , and as recorded in Virgil's Aeneid, Aeneis was the son of who fled Troy after its destruction and founded the city of . , being of the , claimed direct descent from and . built a Temple of in his new . Most depictions of on Roman coinage are of the statue in the , and do not directly refer to pregnancy or fertility.
RS79617. Silver , C388c, 212, 13, C25, 7106, EF, fantastic portrait, mint luster, tiny green spots of encrustation, 3.246 g, maximum 19.5 mm, 225o, mint, reign of , 216 A.D.; IVLIA AVG, draped right; (Mother ), enthroned left, extending right hand, long vertical in left hand; $200.00 (€178.00)
, Mid May - 8 June 218 A.D., ,
is depicted here in the same pose as The of Versailles, a slightly over life-size Roman marble statue from the 1st or 2nd century A.D., copying a lost Greek bronze original attributed to Leochares, c. 325 B.C. The sculpture has a stag at her side. The sculpture may have come from a sanctuary at Nemi or possibly from Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli. In 1556, it was given by Pope Paul IV to II of France, a subtle allusion to the king's mistress, Diane de Poitiers. It is now in the Musée du Louvre, .RP79982. Bronze AE 25, 80, 162, 162 (O28/R284), 2169 (R4) (running left), 3573, -, VF, excellent portrait, , nice sea green , light marks and scratches, areas of light corrosion, 9.948 g, maximum 25.1 mm, 180o, (Debelt, Bulgaria) mint, C M ANTONINVS DIADV, bare-headed, draped right, from behind; COL FL PA C DEVLT, ( ) advancing right, drawing arrow from quiver with right hand, bow in left hand, dog bounding right at feet on far side; ex Numismatics ($125, summer 2008); ; $150.00 (€133.50)
, 28 January 198 - 8 April 217 A.D.
In 200 A.D. visited the provinces of , , and . , benefiting from the benevolent policies of Severus, had a significant economic revival.RS85000. Silver , 30a; 413; p. 190, 179; p. 51, 9; 6857, gVF, , boy portrait, full centering on a broad , light , small edge cracks, 3.555 g, maximum 20.0 mm, 0o, mint, 200 A.D.; ANTONINVS , laureate, draped, and right, from behind; TR P III (priest, tribune of the people for 3 years), (as Sol) standing facing, left, nude but for over shoulders, globe in right hand, leaning on reversed spear in left, not ; $150.00 (€133.50)
, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D.
In Roman religion, every man has a , a presiding spirit. In De Die Natali, Censorinus says, from the moment we are born, we live under the guard and tutelage of . Cities, organizations, and peoples also had a . On coins, we find inscriptions to the of the Roman people, of the Senate, of the Emperor, etc.
RS85551. Silver , 59(a); 114; p. 274, 579; 24; 7187, gVF, excellent portrait, perfect centering, well struck, tiny edge cracks, slightly frosty, 3.369 g, maximum 19.3 mm, 180o, mint, 208 A.D.; P SEPTIMIVS , bearded, draped right, from behind; (priest, consul for the 2nd time), standing left, nude, sacrificing from in right hand over flaming , ears of grain downward in left hand; $150.00 (€133.50)
, 209 - c. 26 December 211 A.D.
In late December 211, was lured to come without his bodyguards to meet , to discuss a possible reconciliation. When he arrived at their mother's house, the Praetorian Guard murdered him and he died in the arms of his mother .
RS85553. Silver , 56 (same leg. break), 81, 200, 7252, - (noted p. 422), VF, excellent portrait, broad , well struck full , small edge cracks, 3.589 g, maximum 19.8 mm, 180o, mint, 211 A.D.; P SEPT AVG , laureate right; TR P III P P, (or ?) standing slightly right, left, short torch in extended right hand, globe in extended left hand; ; $150.00 (€133.50)
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