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CelticBritain, Atrebates tribe, Verica, 10-40 A.D.
AV Stater, 5.33g. 17mm. VIRI. Vine leaf. Rev. C O F. Horseman with spear and shield to right. van Arsdell 520. Exceptional quality

Verica was the son of Commius, as noted on the reverse, and ruled the Atrebates tribe as a client King of Rome. His tribe was conquered by Caratacus and he was deposed c.40 A.D. This gave Claudius an excuse for invading Britain in 43 A.D. on the pretext of restoring Verica. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $10,000.00

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Constantine I, 307-337 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.57g.  20mm.    Thessalonica, 326 A.D.  CONSTAN – TINVS AVG Laureate head r. Rev. VIRTVS CONSTANTINI AVG.  SMTS in exergue.   The Emperor, in military attire, standing l. and holding trophy and shield; at his feet, two captives.–. RIC –. Depeyrot cf. 12/1 (diademed head, no legend on obverse). Bastien, Donativa p. 78, a.   Fully lustrous and struck from fresh dies on both sides.
 
Provenance/Pedigree:

Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich,  Auction 207, 2012, lot 701
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Mint State $37,500.00
Constantine II, 337-340 A.D. ex: Bastien, RRR
AV Solidus, 4.41g. 22mm. Aquileia, 337 A.D. CONSTANTINVS P F AVG. Laureate, roseatte-diademed, and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right. Rev. GAVDIVM POPVLI ROMANI. Victory seated to right on a cuirass supporting a shield inscribed VOT XX MVLT XXX; Genius standing to left also supporting the shield; SMAQ in exergue. RIC 4. Depeyrot 1/1(this coin illustrated). Bastien, Numismatica 2, 1961, fig. 2(this coin illustrated). Cohen_. Extremely rare and possibly the second known example. Lustrous and nearly mint state.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Pierre Bastien collection, purchased from Jean Vinchon, Paris, in 1960(scan of Bastien's inventory card for this coin available).
This coin published: Depeyrot 1/1(this coin illustrated).
Bastien, Numismatica 2, 1961, fig. 2(this coin illustrated). See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $20,000.00

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Theodosius II, 402-450 A.D. Thessalonica

AV Solidus, 4.43g. 21mm.  Thessalonica mint, c.408-420 A.D. D N THEODOSIVS P F AVG.  Bust of Theodosius facing slightly to the right; he wears pearl-diademed helmet and cuirass; he holds spear and shield emblazoned with horeseman spearing fallen enemy scene.   Rev. CONCORDIA AVGG; TESOB in exergue. Constantinopolis enthrroned and facing; she holds Victory on globe and scepter; her right foot rests on the prow of a ship; eight-pointed star in field to left.   RIC X, 358. Hahn 54b.   Depeyrot 49/4. Rare variety.    This die is unusually well engraved; note the fine detail in the emperor's fingers and shield as well as on the garb of the personification on the reverse.  Fully lusrous and struck on an unusually thick and sligtly wavy flan.

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Mint State $7,500.00
Uncertain Germanic Tribes
AV Solidus, 4.44g. 21mm. Uncertain Germanic Tribes, in the name of Theodosius II( 402-450 A.D.) of Constantinople mint. DH THEOO S(retrograde) IV S(retrograde) P F AVG. Three-quarter facing bust of Theodosius wearing cuirass and plumed helmet; he carries shield emblazoned with horseman device and spear over shoulder. Rv. IIP XXXXII COS XVII PP; CONOB in ex. Constantinopolis seated to left holding globus cruciger in right hand and scepter in left hand; shield to right and star in field to left. Cf. CNG 72: 2006, 2266. Cf. Hunter V, 483,18 ("rough work"). An interesting early imitative issue by one of the Germanic tribes; the crudity of the style and particularly of the inscriptions marks this as a non-Imperial issue. The exact tribal attribution from this period of migration is still uncertain

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Frank Sternberg, Zurich, Auction: XIII, November 17, 1983, lot 1075. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $3,500.00

Uncertain Germanic Tribe

AV Solidus, 4.46g. 18.5 mm. Uncertain Germanic Tribes, in the name of Leo I (457-474 A.D.) Imitation of a Leo I solidus of Constantinople with barbaric style and degraded legends. OY LEO OE OOITAY(sic). Facing bust wearing cuirass, diadem, and plumed helmet; he carries spear and shield. Rev. VITORIA AYCCC(sic). Victory standing to left holding jeweled cross; star in field to right. CONOB in exergue. RIC_. Faegerlie_. BMC_. Lacam_. Collection N.K_ Cf. MEC I, 335 for a possibly related issue in the name of Zeno. Small scratch on reverse by Victory's waist; lustrous and nearly as struck. An interesting early imitative issue by one of the Germanic tribes; the crudity of the style and particularly of the inscriptions marks this as a non-Imperial issue. The exact tribal attribution from this period of migration is still uncertain.

 

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Extremely Fine $5,000.00
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Pamphylia, Side

AR Stater, 10.64g.  23mm.  c.370-350 B.C.  Helmeted Athena Parthenos standing to left holding nike, spear, and shield emblzoned with the head of Medussa; pomegrante in field to left.  Rev. Apollo standing to left holding scepter and laurel branch and sacrificing over altar; raven at feet.   SNG France 648. Atlan, Side 118. Lovely iridescent toning and of exceptional quality and completeness for the type.

Pedigree/Provenance:

Ex: Künker, Osnabruck, Auction 174, 2010, lot 398
Ex: Peus, Frankfurt, Auction 403, 2011, lot 126.

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Extremely Fine $5,500.00
Pisida, Antioch, Gordian III, 238-244 A.D.

AE 32. 23.89g. 32 mm. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gordian to right. Rv. Two victories inscribing shield SR on palm tree; two captives below. SNG BN 1236. Brown patina.

Provenance/Pedigrees: 

Ex: Munzen & Medallion Deutschland, Auction 40, June 4, 2014, lot 359

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about Extremely Fine $800.00
L. Licinius Macer, 84 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.86g. 19mm. Diademed head of Vejovis to left hurling a thunderbolt. Rev. LICINIVS L F MACER in exergue. Minerva with spear and shield in quadriga to right. CR 354/1. Syd. 732. Lustrous with light toning.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Roberto Russo collection, NFA, Beverly Hills, Auction XXVII, December 4, 1991, lot 417.

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Extremely Fine $1,250.00
Octavian, 29-27 B.C.
AR Denarius, 3.88g. 18mm. IMP. Helmeted head of Mars to right. Rv. CAESAR. Shield decorated with eight-rayed star at center in front of crossed spear and sword. BMC 644. RIC 274. Lovely old toning and an exceptionally well detailed reverse. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $2,500.00
Augustus, 27 B.C.-14 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.78g. 20mm. Spanish mint, c.19 B.C. CAESAR AVGVSTVS. Bare head of Augustus to right. Rev. OB CIVIS SERVATOS. SPQR CL V on shield surrounded by oak wreath. RIC 79a. BMC 381. BN 1144. Virtually as struck with luster under iridescent toning.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: Hirsch, Munich, Auction April 26, 1954, lot 155.
Ex: UBS, Zurich, Auction 78, September 9, 2008, lot 1307.

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Extremely Fine $6,500.00
Nero, 54-68 A.D. As Caesar under Claudius
AR Denarius, 3.67g. 18mm. Struck as Caesar under Claudius, 50-54 A.D. Lugdunum mint. NERONI CLAVDIO DRVSO GERM COS DESIGN. Bare-headed and draped bust of the young Nero to right. Rev. EQVESTER ORDO PRINCIPI IVVENT on shield with spear behind. RIC 79. Von Kaenel, Type 53; small flan flaw at 7:00 reverse by edge. Scarce and with an unusually full legend. See more detailed image
good Very Fine $3,650.00
Carausius, 286-293 A.D.
AR Antonininaus, 4.54g. London mint. IMP CARAVSIVS P F AVG. Radiate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Cauarusius to right. Rev. SAECVLI FELICITA. Carausius in military garb standing to right holding spear and shield. RIC V, pt. 2, 153. Some light corrosion spots on obverse. Scarce with nearly full silvering and toned. See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $1,500.00
Magnentius, 350-353 A.D.

AR Reduced Miliarense(formerly siliqua), 3.50g. 20 mm. Trier, c.350 A.D. IMP CAE MAGNENTIVS AVG. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Magnentius to right. Rv. VIRTVS EXERCITI. Soldier standing to right holding spear and shield; TR in exergue. RIC 305. Bastien 160,18. Fine old collection toning and an exceptionally sharp strike.

Provenance/Pedigrees

Ex: NFA, West Hollywood, Auction XVIII, April 1, 1987, lot 579.
Ex: Tkalec and Rauch, Zurich, Auction, November 16, 1987, lot 502.

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Extremely Fine $5,500.00
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Constantine I, the Great, 307-337 A.D.

AE Follis, 6.32g. 26mm. Trier, 307-308 A.D. IMP CONSTANTINVS P F AVG.  Laurate and cuirassed bust of Constantine to right.  Rev. MARTI PATRI CONSERVATORI S-A; PTR in exergue.  Helmeted Mars holding spear and shield and standing to right.  RIC VI, 772a. Brown patina with toned silvering and nearly as struck. 



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Extremely Fine $850.00

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