Volusian, c. November 251 - July or August 253 A.D.
This reverse type was also issued four years earlier by Philip for the 1000th anniversary of Rome.RS84625. Silver antoninianus, RSC IV 115h, RIC IV 235 (R), SRCV III 9768, Hunter III - (p. cviii), EF, excellent centering, lustrous fields, some areas weakly struck, weight 4.273 g, maximum diameter 21.7 mm, die axis 0o, 3rd officina, Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) mint, c. Nov 251 - 252 A.D.; obverse IMP C V AF GAL VEND VOLVSIANO AVG, radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from the front, three pellets below shoulder; reverse SAECVLVM NOVVM, hexastyle temple, statue of Roma seated facing within holding patera in right and long scepter in left hand, pellet in pediment, three pellets in exergue; ex Numismatik Naumann (Vienna), auction 47, part of lot 873; rare;
$125.00 SALE PRICE $113.00 Volusian, c. November 251 - July or August 253 A.D., Neapolis, Samaria
Neapolis, Samaria, the biblical Shechemis, is now Nablus, Israel. It is the site of Joseph's Tomb and Jacob's well. Jesus spoke here to a Samaritan woman. Neapolis is home to about half the remaining worldwide Samaritan population of 600.SH52130. Bronze AE 26, Rosenberger 125, Hendin 882, SNG Cop -, SNG ANS -, Nice aVF, weight 14.397 g, maximum diameter 25.7 mm, die axis 180o, Neapolis mint, 251 - 253 A.D.; obverse [AVT KAI Γ OVIB TPEBO VOΛOVCIANOC] (or similar), laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right; reverse ΦΛ NEAC ΠOΛEΩC, Mount Gerizim surmounted by Samaritan temple and altar, stairway to temple, colonnade below, all supported by facing eagle with wings spread; rare; SOLD
RB13707. Orichalcum sestertius, RIC IV Treb. Gallus 254a, Cohen V 50, VF, weight 19.898 g, maximum diameter 29.1 mm, die axis 0o, Rome mint, 251 - 253 A.D.; obverse IMP CAE C VIB VOLVSIANO AVG, laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust right, from behind; reverse LIBERALITAS AVGG S C, Liberalitas standing left, abacus in right, cornucopia in left; very rare; SOLD
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