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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.
57045 New Add to Cart
Q. Pomponius Musa, c.66 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.98g. 17mm.  Q POMPONI MVSA.  Laureate head of Apollo to right; star behind.  Rev. Urania standing to left; she holds a rod pointing to a globe on a tripod.  CR 410/8.  Syd. 823.  Lovely cabinet toning.

Ex: MM, Deutschland, Stuttgart, Auction 12, 1993, lot 464.

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Extremely Fine $5,500.
Julius Caesar, d.44 B.C. ex: Salton collection

AR Denarius, 4.10g. 19mm.  Moneyer, L. Mussidius Longus, Rome, 42 B.C.   Wreathed head of Julius Caesar to right.  Rev.  L MVSSIDIVS LONGVS.  Rudder, cornucopia,  caduceus, and apex around central globe.   CR 494/39a. Syd. 1096a.  Sear, Greek Imperators 116.  Spectacular portrait of Caesar and of superb quality.

The portrait of the now divine Julius Caesar on the obverse was a powerful propaganda image for the forces of Octavian and Antony who were pursuing his assassins.     The reverse type symbolizes Rome's control over the globe(land and sea) with cornucopia and rudder, Caesar's office as Pontifex Maximus with the apex, and the happiness of the Roman people with the caduceus.

Ex: Mark Salton (born Max Schlessinger)  collection, Frankfurt and NY, 1914-2005, with collector's old ticket and envelope. ( For bio see:

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Extremely Fine $22,500.
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Augustus, 27 B.C.-14 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.81g. 18.5mm.  Uncertain Spanish mint, c.17-16 B.C.  Bare head of Augustus to right.  Rev. AVGVSTVS.  Capricorn to right holding globe and rudder.  RIC 126. BMC 346. Magnificent portrait of fine style in high relief and with a wonderfully detailed reverse; attractive light toning. 

Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 21, May 17, 2001, lot 356
Ex: Alba Longa collection, Aureo and Calico, Barcelona, Auction 339, November 14, 2019, lot 1164.

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Extremely Fine $13,500.
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.


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

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about Extremely Fine $6,500.
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Tiberius, 14-37 A.D., ex: Voirol and Pr. Waldeck

AE As, 11.44g. 28mm.  Rome, 35-36 A.D.  TI CAESAR DIVI F AVGVST IMP VIII. Laureate head of Tiberius to left.  Rev. PONTIF MAX TR POT XXXVII S C. Rudder across large banded globe; small globe below.  RIC 58. BMC 117.  BN 109. Attractive brown patina. 

Ex: August Voirol(1884-1967) collection, Münzen und Medaillen, Basel, Auction 38, 1968, lot 346.
Ex: Christian August, Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont(1744-1798) collection, Münzhandlung Basel, Auction 3, 1935, lot 151.

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Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $3,500.
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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

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good Very Fine $2,750.
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

Ex: Künker, Auction 314, Osnabruck, October 9, 2018, lot 4928

Very Fine/good Very Fine $750.

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