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Spear

(20 coins)

55063 Order
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


53531 Order
Marcian, 450-457 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.47g. 21mm. Constantinople. D N MARCIANVS P F AVG. Helmeted bust of Marcian facing with head slightly to right; he wears cuirass and carries spear and shield with a horseman device. Rev. VICTORIA AVGGG; CONOB in exergue. Victory standing to left holding long, jeweled cross; star in field to right. RIC 107. Depeyrot 87/1.

Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich, Auction 203, 2012, lot 495. See more detailed image
Mint State $2,500.00


55593 Order
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


52773 Order
Anastasius, 491-518 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.48g. 20mm. Constantinople, officina B. c.498-518 A.D. DN ANASTASIVS PP AVG. Three-quarter facing bust of Anastasius wearing cuirass, shield with horseman device, and plumed helmet; he holds spear over shoulder. Rv. VICTORIA AVGGGB; CONOB in exergue. Victory standing to left holding long staff with reversed chrisma device; star in field to left; die breaks in exergue on reverse. DO 7b. Sear 5. Lustrous and exceptionally well struck. See more detailed image
Mint State $1,250.00

55625 Order
Justin I, 518-527 A.D.
AV Solidus, 4.49g. 20.5mm. Constantinople mint. Bust of Justin turned slightly to the right wearing cuirass and helmet; she holds spear and shield. Rev. Victory standing to left holding reversed staurogram; star in field to left. DOC 1h. Sear 55. some light scratches in reverse field; lustrous See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $750.00

49285 Order
Spain, Turiasu, late 2nd-early 1st cents. B.C.
AR Denarius, 3.30g. 18mm. Bearded male head to right. Rv. Horseman riding right holding spear. CNH 34. Toned. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $950.00

54490 Order
Mysia, Parion, Macrinus, 217-218 A.D.
AE 31, 17.38g. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. Emperor galloping to right holding spear. BMC_. SNG COP_. SNG France__. SNG von Aulock _. KLM_. RPC on line 3689(Severus Alexander). Possibly unpublished. Brown patina See more detailed image
good Very Fine $1,500.00

55105 Order
Troas, Ilium(Troy), Lucius Verus, 161-169 A.D.
AE 18, 5.07g. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Verus to right. Rev. Athena Ilias standing to right; she holds spear in her right hand and spindle in her left hand; shield at her feet. Bellinger T 156. BMC 58. Dark brown patina. Rare

Ex: Italo Vecchi, London, Auction 7, October 27, 1997, lot 1339 with original ticket. See more detailed image
good Very Fine/about Extremely Fine $750.00


54974 Order
Pamphylia, Side, Macrinus, 217-218 A.D.
AE 34, 23.20g, Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Macrinus to right. Rev. Athena hurling spear to right with aegis draped over her arm. SNG von Aulock 4821(dies). SNG France_. Light green and brown patina with some encrustation. Rare as are most large module provincial bronzes for Macrinus See more detailed image
Very Fine $1,500.00

53683 Order
C. Vibius Pansa, c.90 B.C.
AR Denarius, 3.91g. 18mm. PANSA. Laureate head of Apollo to right. Rev. C VIBIVS C F in exergue. Minerva holding spear and trophy in quadriga to right. CR 342/5b. Lightly toned with luster

Ex: E. E. Clain-Stefanelli collection. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $600.00


54825 Order
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.

Ex: Roberto Russo collection, NFA, Beverly Hills, Auction XXVII, December 4, 1991, lot 417. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $1,250.00


49911 Order
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

54898 Order
Caracalla, 198-217 A.D.
AR Denarius, 3.56g. 19mm. Rome, 206 A.D. ANTONINVS PIVS AVG. Laureate head of Caracalla to right. Rev. PONTIF TR P VIIII COS II. The emperor riding to the right carrying a spear. BMC 503. RIC 84. Cohen 427. Scarce and virtually FDC. See more detailed image
Mint State $1,200.00

54182 Order
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

51641 Order
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.

Ex: NFA, West Hollywood, Auction XVIII, April 1, 1987, lot 579.
Ex: Tkalec and Rauch, Zurich, Auction, November 16-17, 1987,lot 502. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $5,500.00


53696 Order
Gratian, 367-383 A.D.
AR Reduced Miliarense(formerly siliqua), 2.00g. 20mm. Aquilea, c.375-378 A.D. IMP GRATIANVS P F AVG. Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Gratian to right. Rev. VRBS ROMA; AQPS in exergue. Roma seated to left on cuirass; she holds spear and victory on globe; star in field to right. RIC 15b. Lovely iridescent toning and spectacular quality See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $650.00

52540 Order
Trajan, 98-117 A.D.
AE Sestertius, 28.77g. 33mm. c. 104-111 A.D. IMP CAES NERVAE TRAIAANO AVG GER DAC P M TR P COS V PP. Laureate bust of Trajan to right with aegis. Rv. SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI S C. The emperor riding to right and spearing a fallen enemy. RIC 543 v. Woytek 317b. Lovely dark brown patina See more detailed image
Extremely Fine/about Extremely Fine $4,250.00

54893 Order
Trajan, 98-117 A.D.
AE Dupondius, 15.13g. 28mm. Rome, 116-117 A.D. IMP CAES NER TRAIANO OPTIMO AVG GER DAC PARTHICO P M TR P COS VI PP. Radiate and draped bust of Trajan to right. Rev. SENATVS POPVLVSQUE ROMANVS S C. Trajan standing in military attire and holding spear between two trophies. BMC 1052. RIC 676. Wonderful green patina

The obverse shows the remains of a compass line around the legend that would have been lightly engraved by the die cutter as an aid in his composition.

Ex: Dr. Klaus Berthold collection See more detailed image
about Extremely Fine $1,400.00


51515 Order
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

50846 Order
Nepotian, c. June 3-30, 350 A.D.
AE Follis, 4.97g. 22.5 mm. Rome mint. FL POP NEPOTIANVS P F AVG. Draped and cuirassed bust of Nepotian to right. Rv. VRBS ROMA; R S in exergue. Roma enthroned to left holding spear in left hand and victory on globe in right hand. RIC VIII,266,202. P. Bastien, Les émissions de Népotien à Rome et la date d'élévation de Décence au césarat, CIN Rome, 1961, Actes II (1965), 408 (this coin listed) . Exceptional quality and fine style for this rarity which normally is seen in heavily worn condition; green and brown patina.

Ex: Herold Collection, Hess-Divo, Zurich, Auction 324, 2013, lot 115.

In 350, Nepotian and a small number of followers tried to regain control of Rome after Magnentius had murdered the emperor Constans and usurped power. They were successful in wresting control for a short period having killed Magnentius' praetorian prefect Anicetus and forced the urban prefecnt Titanus to withdraw from the city. Nepotian seized power and struck coins in gold and bronze at the city. However, his reign lasted for only 28 days until Magnentius countered by sending a force against him under the command of Marcellinus. The rebels were crushed and Nepotian as well as his mother Eutropia, a half-sister of Constantine, and other supporters were killed in a violent purge. See more detailed image
Extremely Fine $35,000.00

 

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