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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.

Ex: Gorny and Mosch, Munich,  Auction 207, 2012, lot 701
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Mint State $37,500.
Constans, 337-350 A. D. Trier mint, 2nd known

AV Solidus, 4.52g. 21.5mm. Trier mint, 343-344 A.D. FL IVL CONSTANS F F AVG. Laureate and rosette diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Constans to right. Rev. VICTORIA DD NN AVGG; TR in exergue. Victory standing to left holding palm and trophy. RIC VIII, 123. Depeyrot_(See 4/4 for obv. type and 4/3 for rev. type)

Extremely rare; the reverse is the usual type for Constantius II, but here used for Constans and of elegant style.  This is possibly the second known example.   

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Extremely Fine $6,500.
Julian II, 360-363 A.D. pedigreed to 2005

AV Solidus, 4.41g. 22mm. Constantinople, struck c. 361-363 A.D.  FL IVLIANVS P F AVG.  Pearl-diademed, draped, and cuirassed bust of Julian to right; small die break in hair.   Rev. VIRTVS EXERCITVS ROMANORVM; CONS SP and two branches in exergue.  Soldier advancing to right dragging captive whose hands are tied and holding trophy over his shoulder. RIC VIII, 157. Depeyrot 8/1.  Hunter 43.  Lovely reddish toning with underlying luster.  Fine style portrait; exceptional detail on the Roman soldier's armor and the captive. 

Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 31, October 26, 2005, lot 161.

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Extremely Fine $20,000.
Anonymous, Victoriatus, Ex: Leu, 1977, E. Nicolas

AR Victoriatus, 3.26g. 15mm. Luceria mint, c.211-208 B.C. Laureate head of Jupiter to right. Rev. ROMA in exergue.  Victory decorating trophy with wreath to right; L below. CR 97/1a.  Fine old collection toning.

Ex: E. Nicolas collection, Bank Leu, Zurich, Auction 17, May 3, 1977, lot 51.
Ex: Bank Leu, Zurich, Auction 48, May 10, 1989, lot 279.
Ex: Kricheldorf, Stuttgart, Auction 47, July 29, 2002, lot 174.

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Extremely Fine/good Very Fine $1,200.
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M. Furius Philus, 119 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.95g. 21mm.  M FOVRI L F. Janus.  Rev.  ROMA PHILI.  Roma crowning a trophy surmounted by a boar's head; carnyx and shield on either side. ; star above. CR 281/1. Syd. 529.  Lovely iridescent toning and on an unusually full flan with the complete type visible. 

This type commemorates the just completed victories in 120 over the Gallic tribes of the Allobroges and the Averni. 

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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Very Fine $750.
P. Fonteius Capito, 54 B.C.

AR Denarius, 3.74g. 18,mm.  P FONTEIVS P F CAPITO III VIR.  Helmeted head of Mars to right; trophy over shoulder.  Rev.  MN FONT TR MIL.  Horseman spearing warrior below who is holding a shield and thrusting a sword toward a captive; helmet and shiled in field to right.  CR 429/1. Syd. 900.

Ex: NAC, Zurich, Auction 2, 1990, lot 422
Ex: Aufhauser, Munich, Auciton 12, 1996, lot 358. 

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Mint State $3,500.
Hadrian, 117-138 A.D.

AR Denarius, 3.61g.  20mm. Rome, c.120-121  A.D. CAESAR TRAIAN HADRIANVS AVG. Laureate, draped, and cuirassed bust of Hadrian to right.  Rev. P M TR P COS III. Victory standing to right holding trophy. RIC 398. BMC 217.  Attractive old collection toning.

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Extremely Fine $1,200.

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