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A. Postumius Albinus, c.81 B.C.

AR Serrate Denarius, 3.58g. 19mm. HISPAN. Veiled head of Hispania to right. Rev.A POST A F S N A BIN. Togate figure standing to left and raising hand between legionary eagle and fasces. CR 372/2. Syd. 746.  Lovely iridescent toning and an exceptional strike.  

According to Crawford, the obverse may reference the moneyer's ancestor L Postumius Albinus who was praetor in 180 B.C. and had a successful military campaigns in Spain against the Vaccaei and Lusitani tribes.  The reverse with the togate figure may allude to military(eagle standard) and civilian(fasces) imperium. 

Ex: Hess, Lucerne, Auction 249, November 13, 1979, lot 276. 

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Extremely Fine $6,500.
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Sextus Pompey, c.42-40 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.91g. 19mm.  Sicilian military mint.  MAG PIVS IMP ITER.  Pharos(lighthouse) of Messana surmounted by a statue of Neptune; galley below with a legionary standard on the prow and a filleted scepter on the stern.  Rev.  PRAEF CLAS ET ORAE MARIT EX S C MAR.  Scylla brandishing rudder.   CR 511/4a.  Sear, Imperatorials 335.  Syd. 1348.  Lovely iridescent toning.

Ex: Hauck and Aufhauser, Munich, Auction 19, 2006, lot 250.

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about Extremely Fine/Extremely Fine $3,500.
Diadumenian, 218 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.14g. 19mm. M OPEL ANT DIADVMENIAN. Draped and cuirassed bust of Diadumenian to right. Rev. PRINC IVVENTVTIS. Diadumenian standing to left holding scepter; two standards to right. RIC 108. Lovely old toning and excellent surfaces.


Ex: Florange, Paris, March, 1959

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Extremely Fine $1,750.
Maximus, 235-238 A.D.

AR Denarius, 2.38g. 19mm.  MAXIMVS CAES GERM. Bare-headed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Maximus to right. Rv. PRINC IVVENTVTIS.  Maximus standing to left holding baton and spear; standards to right. RIC, Maximinus 1. BMC, Maximinus 211-212.  Dark toning.

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Extremely Fine/Very Fine $575.
Philip I, 244-249 A.D.

AE Sestertius, 28mm.  IMP M PHILIPPVS AVG.  Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Philip to right. Rev. FIDES EXERCITVS SC.  Military standards. RIC 171a. 16.95g.   Brown patina.

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Extremely Fine $900.

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