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Constantius II, 337-361 A.D. RR
AV Solidus, 4.56g. Trier mint, 353 A.D. D N CONSTANTIVS P F AVG. Cuirassed and draped bust of Constantius to right wearing jeweled diadem. Rev. VICTORIA AVG NOSTRI; TR in exergue. The emperor standing to left wearing cuirass and holding globe and spear; Victory with spread wings advancing to left holding palm and wreath. RIC 331. Depeyrot 14/2(2 examples listed). Very rare with only two examples listed in Depeyrot. Lustrous mint state with some light die corrosion on the obverse

This very rare type was struck during the final days of Magnentius when the city of Trier had revolted in favor of Constantius II.

The solidi of this rare issue are heavier than usual with this one weighing 4.56 rather than the usual 4.45g.; some examples are at an even higher weight. Kent notes in RIC that these may have been issued to contrast with the light weight solidi of Magnentius at this time and to show the stability of the legitimate ruler.

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Mint State $28,000.00

Galba, 68-69 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.52g. 19mm. Rome, c. July 68-January 69 A.D.  IMP SER GALBA AVG. Laureate head of Galba to right. Rev. SALVS GEN HVMANI. Female figure standing left holding rudder in left hand and with her right foot on a globe; she sacrifices with patera over altar. RIC 171. BMC 39. BN_.  Lightly toned.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Numismatica Ars Classica, Zurich, Auction 23, March 19, 2002, lot 1500.

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about Extremely Fine $4,500.00
Hadrian, 117-138 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.41g. 18mm. Rome, 119-123 A.D. IMP CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG. Laureate head of Hadrian to right. Rev. P M TR P COS III. Emperor standing to left holding baton over globe and rudder. RIC vol. II,3 567. BMC 237 note. Lovely irridescent toning and superb strike

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Mint State $3,500.00
Postumus, 259-268 A.D.
AE Double Sestertius, 17.67g. Cologne, c.261 A.D. IMP C M CASS LAT POSTVMVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Postumus to right. Rv. P M TR P COS II PP S C. The emperor in military dress standing to left holding globe and spear. Bastien 63. RIC 106. Excellent style for this issue and with an attractive brown patina See more detailed image
good Very Fine $2,250.00
Germany, Aachen, Albrecht I, 1298-1308 A.D.
Albrecht I of Austria, 1298-1308 A.D. AR Grosspfenning, 1.09g. 18mm. King enthroned holding lily scepter and globe. Rev. Marienmünster Abbey church. Menadier 77. Toned
Very Fine/good Very Fine $750.00

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